Individual Free-Will Racism

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If it wasn’t for the extreme anti-Conservative bias of the Media clouding the minds of many Americans, they would be able to clearly focus on the causes of the current social unrest and violence.

One of the primary causes of social unrest, in the summer of 2017, is the absolutely false belief that “institutional racism” still exists.

Right now there are American citizens who are so confused and who hold so much irrational anger that they are attacking statues and monuments, erected to honor people who long ago died for what they truly believed were noble causes. Anger can bring about positive change when it is properly directed but irrational anger changes nothing and is offensive to everyone but the actors.

Today’s confused citizens who are smashing and defacing historical symbols can’t possibly be deranged enough to think that they can change history. The majority of these vandals don’t even understand American history. The War Between the States happened! Slavery happened! Slavery, however, was not limited to the Southern States, nor was it their invention, nor was it the sole cause of the War Between the States.

The Southern States had their own established government, had their own flag and they held those things sacred. The newly organized government in the North was viewed as a threat to their independence and to the very existence of the Confederacy.  The South also had a profitable agricultural economy that was dependent on having workers to plant, tend and harvest crops. The South was fighting to keep it’s economy going, and yes, that economy was dependent on slave labor, but it was also fighting against a government in the North that threatened its very existence; which is the same thing the Northern States would have done if the South had been powerful enough to threaten it’s existence.

Today, there is no doubt that racism still exists and individual groups of racists are still actively trying to make us believe that they are somehow relevant . . . but they are not! Institutional racism, the racism that can be controlled by laws and government edicts, has been all but eliminated; but ‘individual/free will racism’ is still alive. This is the racism that has been passed down by generations; a racism born of fear and ignorance that has morphed into modern society one individual at a time; It is fear and hatred based on tradition, not fact . . . but tradition has a longer memory than fact.

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The President spoke about Charlottesville, VA . . . now it’s my turn

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In Charlottesville, VA this past weekend, intolerance took control of the hearts and minds of the participants on ALL sides. It’s always been there and the white separatists are partially at blame in this case, but NOT, as the media wants you to believe, totally to blame. These KKK, Neo-Nazi and etc. organizations are indeed “hate” groups but they came to stage a Constitutionally protected and state sanctioned legal protest, as is their right to do. The protest was purportedly against the planned removal of a Confederate War Memorial statue but possibly they came just to stir up the hate groups on the Left they knew would come to challenge them and start trouble. They received permission from the city of Charlotteville to hold their protest . . . but then, sure enough, the troublemakers, the instigators of violence on the Left showed up uninvited.

Granted, this country should have very little tolerance for ANY organizations or groups that promote hatred, but that includes groups not only from the far Right but also from the far Left. The media, of course, makes very little mention of the fact that this was a legal and sanctioned peaceful protest on the part of the white separatist organizations, and it could have been just that, a peaceful protest; but it appears that there are many Americans on the Left who feel that the Constitutional Rights granted under the First Amendment, the right of “freedom of speech” and the “right of the people peaceably to assemble” should not apply to these organizations.

Many ‘counter-protest’ groups arrived (notably, because they are “Lefties” they remain unnamed in the media) apparently for the sole purpose of denying the free speech of the protesters. One ‘black separatist’ organization, BLM, named itself by carrying it’s banner. They had no legal right to be there protesting on that day, they arrived only to stir up trouble.

The lack of tolerance among Americans (and others) is a disease with no real cure. It seems that a basic tenant of humanity is believing you are right, defending that belief, and never admitting you are wrong; even if you are proven wrong and know it . . . all in the name of an ignorant, misplaced pride.

You might have noticed that the Left continues to blame hatred, violence, prejudice, poverty, and even North Korea on President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump was not elected president to champion political correctness, to kiss the posteriors of those on he Left, or to make nice with the media. He was elected president because he spoke clearly and told American citizens what is wrong with: this country’s economy; it’s infrastructure; it’s lack of security; it’s deteriorating cities, and it’s weakened military. By doing this, he clearly defined the damage that Liberalism has caused and continues to cause this country, especially during the rein of President Obama, who clearly hated the United States and what it traditionally stood for. The American people heard Donald Trump speak and clearly agreed with him. In spite of the many misstatements and outright lies you read in the Washington Post and New York Times, I firmly believe that the American people still do agree with Donald Trump.

The glaring fact that the Democratic Party is attempting to block everything that Donald Trump tries to do to keep his promises is not lost to the American people, and if there is any justice left in our political system, the Democratic Party will begin to pay for their lies, dirty deeds, and intransigence during the next midterm elections.

 

Russian Election Meddling

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After President Trump met with met with Russian President Putin for two hours at the G20 summit in Germany, he received the “expected” answers (according to Secretary of State Tillerson) when he asked Putin if the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election: Putin denied any hacking or other meddling.

As Nikki Haley, our UN Ambassador, correctly put it: “Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections; this is Russia trying to save face.”

Another thing ‘everybody knows’ or at least should realize, is that America, in it’s own best interest, will readily interfere in the day-to-day operations of the Russian government or the operations of any foreign government; ally or enemy. There is nothing shady or unexpected about this, it’s expected and fought against by every government, including the U.S. government.

If we are surprised by a foreign government’s actions, or it’s aggression, shame on us; we should have seen it coming. In fact, while we can’t (and don’t, under penalty of treason) publically talk about the spies we have at work in every friendly, neutral or enemy country, it’s not a secret to any government’s security agency because every one of them has spies over here.

After he was back home in the U.S., President Trump made the statement that “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia.” Some news outlets, organizations have already begun to criticize him and say that Trump ‘swallowed Putin’s lie’ or that he is being naïve, but as UN Ambassador Hailey wisely argues: working with Russia on cybersecurity “doesn’t mean we trust Russia; we can’t trust Russia and we won’t ever trust Russia. Then she paraphrased the Chinese General and military strategist Sun-Tzu*, ‘you keep those that you don’t trust closer so you can keep an eye on ’em and keep them in check.

(“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is usually attributed to either Sun-tzu, Machiavelli (“The Prince”) or Michael Corleone (“The Godfather”).

Trump Tweets (Punching Back 10 Times Harder)

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Yes, SOME OF President Trump’s tweets are somewhat annoying and certainly, as the news media on both sides have pointed out, they are, at least at times, interfering with his own objective: to address the American people directly. I emphasize “SOME” of his tweets because, obviously, in this booming age of social media, tweets are an excellent way to deliver his thoughts and his appeals directly to the American people. The annoying part is when he gets into a social media war with members of the extreme Left-Wing of the American Press, e.g., “Morning Joe” Scarborough and his wife and broadcast partner Mika Brzezinski.

From my point of view, MSNBC, CNN and the others in the extreme Left-Wing media are simply on a HATE campaign against Trump, not only because he beat the Left-Wing darling Hillary Clinton out of the presidency last year but also because he is a different kind of president than they (and us) have ever seen before. The Left-Wing will condemn everything he does and says and lie about him at the drop of a hat. It is because of this, the Left-Wing press has lost credibility with most Americans. Don’t take my word for it, here are the current cable news ratings published at “TV By The Numbers” they show that: “For the third straight week, FOX News Channel topped basic cable as the #1 network in primetime total viewers, averaging 1.9 million total viewers. This is the 5th time in the past six weeks FNC has topped all of basic cable in primetime viewers.”

Why Fox News? Not because they are more Conservative than the others but because they deal in real journalism. They report the facts, even when the facts do not favor President Trump, and they criticize his tweets on a daily basis, not because he is tweeting, because the Fox News management feels (as we all do) that some of his tweets need criticism.

Forget the media for a moment and analyze the situation. We have a president who is highly intelligent, an extremely savvy negotiator and who has proven to be an excellent communicator; but yet SOME of his daily communication to the American people, through Twitter, appears to be mean, controversial and otherwise inappropriate.

The answer to this riddle is obvious: Donald Trump not only dislikes it when someone insults him or lies about him (as the Left-Wing media does on a daily basis), he refuses to tolerate it. As Melania Trump has publically stated: “He’s a great leader, he’s fair, (but) as you may know by now, when you attack him, he will punch back 10 times harder.” Does this make him a bad president? I say no! I say it makes him a strong president who will once again (since before President Obama was elected) cause America to be feared by some and respected by all.

I don’t speak so loudly for President Trump because I’m a Conservative, I’m NOT. I’m much more of a Libertarian. I don’t support everything that Conservatives stand for. Their opposition to abortion is clearly religiously motivated and punishes people for making personal decisions that have little or nothing to do with their neighbors, their state government of the Federal Government. Ditto for Conservative opposition to gay marriage and their interference with small business’ who only want to choose who they serve. (For the record, I must say that I Do agree with Conservatives on the Transgender “bathroom bill”. The transgender issue is not a matter of sexual preference,  it is a serious psychological disorder.)

I seriously doubt that Donald Trump in his heart supports all “Conservative” positions but he’s a man stuck in a political situation and if he wants to get ANYTHING done in Washington, he has to play the Washington game. Disgusting, I know, but that can also be said of politics in general.

Progressives, is this what you call “Progress”?

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When watching, hearing or reading the news, the things that make me feel good are usually the things that drive Liberal-Progressive Democrats nuts.

Liberals recently have been calling themselves, for some logic defying reason, “Progressives.” Interestingly, since they began calling themselves Progressives they seem to have lost most elections, on state and local levels, have focused on maintaining the status quo rather then finding and fixing what’s wrong with our country and have rejected almost anything and everything proposed, not only by Conservative thinkers but by ‘plain vanilla’ Republicans. Hello Progressives, is that what you call “progress”?

Some of you might be beginning to realize that the mainstream of America has not joined your ‘parade’. The mainstream of America seems to feel that: living in this country is a privilege earned by those who were born here and by those who entered the country legally; that the country has run very well and efficiently with bathrooms and locker rooms labeled and designated for males and females and that if a male or female wants to change his or her sex (or locker room) it takes more than a desire or a belief, it takes a series of operations and a lot of pain as price of admission; that almost anyone can find work if they seriously want work; yes that may, in most cases, mean a drastic change of lifestyle and an acceptance of personal responsibility, but that’s what it takes if you want to live with dignity as a free person in a free country; that if you want a better life for your children you had better start now by encouraging them to work hard, respect the law, respect the rights of others and never pass up an opportunity to enhance their skill and knowledge.

Not to gloss over “personal responsibility”, it is the key to a civilized, fair and productive society.

I know that the Hillary Clinton loss in the last presidential election was a terrible blow to the hopes and dreams of Democrats, Liberals and Progressives but that really doesn’t excuse your rebellion against the legitimate presidency of Donald Trump. As much as you may want to deny it, he IS the duly elected President of the United States, a majority of the people in the majority of county’s across the United States selected him over Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders). That, by the way, is how we do it in the United States and how we have always done it since the beginning. We are NOT a pure democracy, we are a Representative Republic ruled by the states. Under Obama we moved away from that position but under Trump, with or without your obstructionist tactics and mindless hate, we will continue to try and reduce the power and scope of the Federal Government and return the decision making to the people.

. . . and to the Republic for which it stands . . .

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After decades of muddled thinking, we finally have a president who understands that the United States is Republic: 50 co-equal states which have the responsibility for the day-to-day business of American life and the welfare of their citizens. No! President Trump isn’t perfect by a long shot, but he’s the best chance we’ve had for decades to rid the Federal Government of a whole lot of freedom-choking redundancy and useless bureaucracy.

Although it’s hardly a consensus opinion, I firmly believe that the Federal Government’s most important job is to keep the United States and all American citizens safe from foreign interference and intervention. There are other important functions, of course, enumerated in the Constitution, but, like the nearly forgotten 10th Amendment says: “all prerogatives not explicitly given to the Federal Government, nor prohibited of the states, are reserved to the states or to the people (i.e. Individual Americans).

Utilize the Free Market

Take health care! Right now the Federal government is spending millions of hours and dollars working out a health care plan for the entire country. While that is going on, enterprising doctors and hospitals around the country are creating free market healthcare systems that are actually working and serving citizens. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get these two powerful forces, the free market and the Federal bureaucracy to work together.

As I see it, that is exactly what President Trump intends to do but to do it, he has to fight the forces of anal-retentive Conservatives; Liberals who refuse to see the error of their ways and the damage those ‘ways’ have done to the United States (especially over the last 8 years); and entrenched bureaucrats who are more worried about being re-elected next time around than they are about the condition of America or Americans.

It’s one hell of a tough ‘row to hoe’ but he seems to be getting it done.

We all need to help in any way we can!

Suggested Reading: 

The Constitutional Role of the Federal Government, an essay by Zbigniew Mazurak at: http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/05/the-constitutional-role-of-the-federal-government.html

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Go with Your Gut!

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There is so much going on ‘behind the scenes’ in Washington politics; so many accusations, so much gossip, so many media outlets (on the Right as well as on the Left) spinning your news so that it fits their editorial point of view — you are probably bewildered! ‘What can I believe?’ is the question of the day — every day!

What I see is two ideologies clashing and each one pushing their own narrative (which is, in the end, a mix of truth, lies, and wishful thinking) that will support their own version of ‘the truth’. I’m determined to ignore all of this “noise” and trying to focus on what ‘I believe in my gut to be the truth and the way through this obfuscation overload.

– I know that I’m a person who loves the concept of America as a strong, independent, sovereign, and wealthy nation.

– I know, in my gut, that President Trump honestly wants what I want: for America to be strong, independent and safe for American citizens of all races, ethnicities, religions, occupations, and viewpoints who support those goals.

– I know that President Trump is attempting to move America in what he sees (and I see) as the right direction and he’s doing it against an incredible amount of pushback by those who have chosen to see him as the enemy; I can’t help but believe that these opponents of a safer, stronger America would be willing to throw America into the ‘trash heap of time’ to further their own personal positions, beliefs, and aspirations.

It’s obvious that President Trump has made some missteps but don’t think for a minute that his message has changed or his determination has wavered.

I sincerely, for the good of our Republic, want President Trump and America to succeed and, as a result, I can’t possibly wish anything but bad things and failure for those who don’t share our vision for a strong, independent, sovereign, and wealthy America. I’m sure that sounds incredibly selfish to some but if you really believe in what you believe you can’t allow the opinions of critics or naysayers to throw you off course.

I know it’s a lot to ask of you to join me in ignoring the daily deluge of negativity from the media and the opposition, but I’m asking. Each of us has to firmly believe in what WE believe to be true, just, and right.

I do, and I’m not deserting President Trump!