We Are Who We Are

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Too many times in recent months I heard Democrats say “that’s not who we are.” Most often by President Obama. Liberals do back flips anytime we the people cry out that we should be barring Muslims from entering the country. The last I checked we are still a Nation of Laws unless your name is Clinton. So, unless Obama snuck his transformation into law under the cover of night, or during a long holiday weekend we still have laws. Here is an example of what I am referring to.

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: The McCarran-Walter Act of 1952

Donald Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. Should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims).

The criticisms condemned Trump commenting he is being “Un-American,” reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and Obama called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional .

“Surprise, Surprise!!!”
It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, a.k.a., the McCarran-Walter Act allows for the
“Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president”. Whenever the president finds that
The entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests
Of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary,
Suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non immigrants or impose on the
Entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

Note that McCarran and Walter were Democrats and this act was utilized by Jimmy Carter,
No less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States … but he actually did more. He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the
United States in 1979.
You won’t hear a word about this from the liberal media, propaganda machine.

It is of note that the act requires that an applicant for immigration ”must be of good moral character” and “attached to The principles of the Constitution.” Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration.

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So my friends of the Democrat persuasion, what we are not is what you are trying to make us into. We are who we are, and contrary to Obama’s continual rewrite of history with his comments he is dead wrong. He continues to repeat the lie over and over again in the hopes that it will become true and his perverted vision of a Muslim America will become a reality.

We remain the United States of America and not the United Muslim States of America. Faithful Muslims who live by the laws of the Koran are in direct conflict with the United States Constitution. Article Six of our Constitution binds us to uphold State and Federal laws, it also binds the the Officers, Representatives, and Judges to support the Constitution by Oath or Affirmation.

It is obvious to me why there is such a concerted effort to demolish our Constitution. The Constitution and the Koran clash and anyone choosing the Koran over the Constitution must be denied citizenship. That applies to Obama and the Clinton’s too.

But “Things Are Getting Better”, Right?

My good friend Chuck sent this to me in an e-mail today. I read it and wanted to post it immediately. Wait, I told myself, this is probably loaded with errors and false information check it out. I searched to its source at the Economic Collapse Blog, the owner is Michael T. Snyder.  Here is a quote from the Michael T Snyder’s Wiki.

“The Economic Collapse Blog plays to the heart strings of every survivalisttax protester, extreme libertarian, and rapture ready nut that can access the internet. The unfortunate part is many cranks post the articles far and wide to the groans of many people who have pointed out that time itself has proven all of the blogs posts over a year old (the longest time frame in Snyder’s prediction range) dead wrong. Driving people insane with these unrelenting articles about global failure is very encouraged by the author as well…”please do not hesitate to spread these articles wherever you would like. I want as many people as possible to read them. Hopefully the things I write are helping a few more people to wake up.”

WOW! they described me very accurately, how did they know all that about me? Regardless I think Michael wrote an article based on facts and applied some common sense. He is not wrong in his logic. I figure the guy who wrote the above is a libtard hippie who works for someone like Media Matters or Organizing for Action.

Frankly, I don’t see this as a gloom and doom article but rather a history of the conditions that has led us to a near state of collapse. The message is that if we don’t do something in the very near future we will see gloom and doom. We can continue to do nothing and watch our kids and grand kids suffer painfully as the United States enters third world status, or we can choose people to govern who are fiscally responsible. I know, I know I’m a survivalist, tax protester, extreme libertarian spouting off without knowing what he is talking about. Or do I?

In the meantime, try reading this piece and decide for yourself as to it veracity.

Show This To Anyone That Believes That

“Things Are Getting Better” In America

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By Michael

How can anyone not see that the U.S. economy is collapsing all around us? It just astounds me when people try to tell me that “everything is just fine” and that “things are getting better” in America. Are there people out there that are really that blind? If you want to see the economic collapse, just open up your eyes and look around you. By almost every economic and financial measure, the U.S. economy has been steadily declining for many years. But most Americans are so tied into “the matrix” that they can only understand the cheerful propaganda that is endlessly being spoon-fed to them by the mainstream media. As I have said so many times, the economic collapse is not a single event. The economic collapse has been happening, it is is happening right now, and it will continue to happen. Yes, there will be times when our decline will be punctuated by moments of great crisis, but that will be the exception rather than the rule. A lot of people that write about “the economic collapse” hype it up as if it will be some huge “event” that will happen very rapidly and then once it is all over we will rebuild. Unfortunately, that is not how the real world works. We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, and once it completely bursts there will be no going back to how things were before. Right now, we are living in a “credit card economy”. As long as we can keep borrowing more money, most people think that things are just fine. But anyone that has lived on credit cards knows that eventually there comes a point when the game is over, and we are rapidly approaching that point as a nation.

Have you ever been there? Have you ever desperately hoped that you could just get one more credit card or one more loan so that you could keep things going?

At first, living on credit can be a lot of fun. You can live a much higher standard of living than you otherwise would be able to.

But inevitably a day of reckoning comes.

If the federal government and the American people were forced at this moment to live within their means, the U.S. economy would immediately plunge into a depression.

That is a 100% rock solid guarantee.

But our politicians and the mainstream media continue to perpetuate the fiction that we can live in this credit card economic fantasy land indefinitely.

And most Americans could not care less about the future. As long as “things are good” today, they don’t really think much about what the future will hold.

As a result of our very foolish short-term thinking, we have now run up a national debt of 16.4 trillion dollars. It is the largest debt in the history of the world, and it has gotten more than 23 times larger since Jimmy Carter first entered the White House.

The chart that you see below is a recipe for national financial suicide…

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Of course things have accelerated over the past four years. Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the U.S. government has run a budget deficit of well over a trillion dollars every single year, and we have stolen more than 100 million dollars from our children and our grandchildren every single hour of every single day.

It is the biggest theft of all time. What we are doing to our children and our grandchildren is beyond criminal.

And now our debt is at a level that most economists would consider terminal. When Barack Obama first entered the White House, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent. Today, it is up to 103 percent.

We are officially in “the danger zone”.

If things really were “getting better” in America, we would not need to borrow so much money.

Our politicians are stealing from the future in order to make the present look better. During Obama’s first term, the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined.

That is utter insanity!

If you started paying off just the new debt that the U.S. has accumulated during the Obama administration at the rate of one dollar per second, it would take more than 184,000 years to pay it off.

So what is the solution?

Get ready to laugh.

The most prominent economic journalist in the entire country, Paul Krugman of the New York Times, recently suggested the following in an article that he wrote entitled “Kick That Can“…

Realistically, we’re not going to resolve our long-run fiscal issues any time soon, which is O.K. – not ideal, but nothing terrible will happen if we don’t fix everything this year. Meanwhile, we face the imminent threat of severe economic damage from short-term spending cuts.

So we should avoid that damage by kicking the can down the road. It’s the responsible thing to do.

You mean that we might actually do damage to the debt-fueled economic fantasy world that we are living in if we stopped stealing so much money from future generations?

Oh the humanity!

It is horrifying to think that all that one of the “top economic minds” in America can come up with is to “kick the can” down the road some more.

Unfortunately, neither Paul Krugman nor most of the American people understand that our financial system is actually designed to create government debt.

The bankers that helped create the Federal Reserve intended to permanently enslave the U.S. government to a perpetually expanding spiral of debt, and their plans worked.

At this point, the U.S. national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was first created.

So why don’t the American people understand what the Federal Reserve system is doing to us?

It is because most of them are still plugged into the matrix. A Zero Hedge article that I came across today put it beautifully…

US society in a nutshell: Chris Dorner has been around for a week and has 222 million results on Google; the Federal Reserve has been around for one hundred years and has 187 million results.

If nothing is done about our exploding debt, it is only a matter of time before we reach financial oblivion.

According to Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff, the U.S. government is facing a “present value difference between projected future spending and revenue” of 222 trillion dollars in the years ahead.

So how in the world are we going to come up with an extra 222 trillion dollars?

But it is not just the U.S. government that is drowning in debt.

Just check out this chart which shows the astounding growth of state and local government debt in recent years…

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All over the United States there are state and local governments that are on the verge of bankruptcy. Just check out what is going on in Detroit. The only way that most of our state and local governments can keep going at this point is to also “kick the can” down the road some more.

And of course most of the rest of us are drowning in debt as well.

40 years ago, the total amount of debt in the U.S. economic system (government + business + consumer) was less than 2 trillion dollars.

Today, the total amount of debt in the U.S. economic system has grown to more than 55 trillion dollars.

Can anyone say bubble?

The good news is that U.S. GDP is now more than 12 times larger than it was 40 years ago.

The bad news is that the total amount of debt in our financial system is now more than 30 times larger than it was 40 years ago…

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At the same time that we are going into so much debt, our ability to produce wealth continues to decline.

According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP accounted for 31.8 percent of all global economic activity in 2001. That number dropped to 21.6 percent in 2011. That is not just a decline – that is a nightmarish freefall. Just check out the chart in this article.

We are becoming less competitive as a nation with each passing year. In fact, the U.S. has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.

Most Americans don’t understand this, but the United States buys far more from the rest of the world than they buy from us each year. In 2012, we had a trade deficit of more than 500 billion dollars with the rest of the world.

That means that more than 500 billion dollars that could have gone to U.S. workers and U.S. businesses went out of the country instead.

So how does our country survive if hundreds of billions of dollars more is flowing out of the country than is flowing into it?

Well, to make up the shortfall we go to the countries that we sent our money to and we beg them to lend it back to us. If that doesn’t work, we just print and borrow even more money.

Overall, the United States has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the world since 1975.

That is 8 trillion dollars that could have saved U.S. businesses, paid the salaries of U.S. workers and that would have helped fund government.

But instead, our foolish policies have greatly enriched China and the oil barons of the Middle East.

Sadly, politicians from both political parties continue to boldly support the one world economic agenda of the global elite.

Just consider how destructive many of these “free trade” deals have been to our economy…

When NAFTA was pushed through Congress in 1993, the United States had a trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion dollars.

By 2010, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of 61.6 billion dollars.

Back in 1985, our trade deficit with China was approximately 6 million dollars (million with a little “m”) for the entire year.

In 2012, our trade deficit with China was 315 billion dollars. That was the largest trade deficit that one nation has had with another nation in the history of the world.

In particular, our trade with China is extremely unbalanced. Today, U.S. consumers spend approximately 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that Chinese consumers spend on goods and services from the United States.

But isn’t getting cheap stuff from China good?

No, because it costs us good paying jobs.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the United States is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.

Overall, more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have been shut down since 2001. During 2010, manufacturing facilities in the United States were shutting down at a rate of 23 per day. How can anyone say that “things are getting better” when our economic infrastructure is being absolutely gutted?

The truth is that there are never going to be enough jobs in America ever again, because millions of our jobs are being sent overseas and millions of our jobs are being lost to technology.

You won’t hear this on the news, but the percentage of the civilian labor force in the United States that is employed has been steadily declining every single year since 2006.

Younger workers have been hit particularly hard. In 2007, the unemployment rate for the 20 to 29 age bracket was about 6.5 percent. Today, the unemployment rate for that same age group is about 13 percent.

If you are under the age of 30 and you aren’t living with your parents, there is a really good chance that you are living in poverty. If you can believe it, U.S. families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

Our economy has been steadily bleeding huge numbers of middle class jobs, and many of those jobs have been replaced by low paying jobs in recent years.

According to one study, 60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were mid-wage jobs, but 58 percent of the jobs created since then have been low wage jobs.

And at this point, an astounding 53 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year.

Oh, but “things are getting better”, right?

Maybe if you live on Wall Street or if you are an employee of the federal government.

But for most families this economic decline has been a total nightmare. Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.

Sometimes people forget how good things were about a decade ago. About three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as were sold in 2012.

But we like to live in denial.

In fact, a lot of families are trying to keep up their standards of living by going into tremendous amounts of debt.

Back in 1983, the bottom 95 percent of all income earners in the United States had 62 cents of debt for every dollar that they earned. By 2007, that figure had soared to $1.48.

Fake it until you make it, right?

But how much debt can our system possibly handle?

Total home mortgage debt in the United States is now about 5 times larger than it was just 20 years ago.

Total credit card debt in the United States is now more than 8 times larger than it was just 30 years ago.

We are a nation that is completely addicted to debt, but as the financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated, all of that debt can have horrific consequences.

As the economy has slowed in recent years, the Federal Reserve has decided that “the solution” is to recklessly print money in an attempt to get the debt spiral cranked up again.

Have they gone overboard? You be the judge…

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And of course this won’t have any affect on the value of the money that you have been saving up all these years right?

Wrong.

Every single dollar that you own is continually losing value…

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Overall, the value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 96 percent since the Federal Reserve was first created.

As the cost of living continues to go up and wages continue to go down, millions of American families have fallen out of the middle class and into poverty.

If you can believe it, the number of Americans on food stamps has grown from about 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today.

But “things are getting better”, right?

Incredibly, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless. This is the first time that has ever happened in our history.

But “things are getting better”, right?

There are now 20.2 million Americans that spend more than half of their incomes on housing. That represents a 46 percent increase from 2001.

But “things are getting better”, right?

In 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance. Today, only 55.1 percent are covered by employment-based health insurance.

But “things are getting better”, right?

Today, more Americans than ever have found themselves forced to turn to the federal government for help.

Overall, the federal government runs nearly 80 different “means-tested welfare programs”, and at this pointmore than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one of them.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that receives direct monetary benefits from the federal government. Back in 1983, less than a third of all Americans lived in a home that received direct monetary benefits from the federal government.

So is it a good sign or a bad sign that the percentage of Americans that are financially dependent on the federal government is at an all-time high?

And in future years the number of Americans that are receiving benefits from the federal government is projected to absolutely skyrocket.

Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today, one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

If you take a look at Medicare, things are very more sobering.

As I wrote recently, it is being projected that the number of Americans on Medicare will grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.

At this point, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over the next 75 years. That comes to approximately $328,404 for every single household in the United States.

Are you ready to contribute your share?

Social Security is a complete and total nightmare as well.

Right now, there are approximately 56 million Americans collecting Social Security benefits.

By 2035, that number is projected to soar to an astounding 91 million.

Overall, the Social Security system is facing a 134 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years.

Oh, but don’t worry because “things are getting better”, right?

I honestly do not know how anyone can look at the numbers above and come to the conclusion that the economy is in good shape.

We have accumulated the largest mountain of debt in the history of the world, our economic infrastructure is being gutted, we are bleeding good jobs, government dependence is at an all-time high and we are getting poorer as a nation with each passing day.

But other than that, everything is rainbows and lollipops, right?

If you want to see the economic collapse, just open up your eyes.

And if dramatic changes are not made quickly, things are going to get much, much worse from here.

Please share this article with as many people as possible. Time is quickly running out and there are a whole lot of people out there that we need to wake up while we still can.

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The Bias Is Too Obvious

Just what is “legitimate media?” I thought all media like TV, radio, cable, newsprint, magazines, and even websites are legitimate according the First Amendment of the Constitution. Somehow, President Obama and Vice President Biden believe otherwise. To them “legitimate means under their control.”

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I have friends and relatives who believe only the mainstream news outlets. They have sated themselves on the Kool-aid generously poured for them by our government. Does anyone remember Jim Jones? He was a cult leader who gave new meaning to Kool-aid. In 1978 he led a colony of believers to establish Jonestown in the jungles of Guyana in South America where the First Amendment rights do not apply. There he fed his followers the message he wanted them to hear. He controlled them completely.

Things went horribly wrong when an US Congressman visited Jonestown after hearing some of his constituents were being held against their will. The thought of losing his tiny empire to the US Government caused Jones to panic.  Again, he controlled the message. He told his followers that the US would come from out of the sky to murder their babies. Not having any other information his followers believed him. He ultimately talked them into the only solution he had, “revolutionary suicide.” Over 900 people died.

The USA is far from revolutionary suicide, but these things begin small and evolve into ideas and movements that become mainstream. Ultimately, the tighter gun control regulations will evolve into gun registrations, then gun confiscation, and finally annihilation of non-believers.

Obama’s media, those in his pocket, are helping him control the message.

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“I am… for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.” –Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799. ME 10:78

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It is my opinion that editors and reporters working in the main-stream media are not capable of separating themselves from their own personal politics. Their bias is too obvious and as such they lose their arguments to readers who can think and reason. They legitimate media feed us the “Kool-aid” being supplied to them from the Minister of Public Announcements.

Once a listener has heard a message often enough he begins to believe it. I admit that I listen to only conservative media, I like the message. I believe the message, I am an apostle of the conservative message. My own conversion to conservatism began shortly after I graduated from college. Until that time, I followed the democrat line my parents followed. I’ve said it many times before, my parents registered as democrats, but lived a conservative life. They believed what their neighbors and bosses told them, “the democrats are for the working man.”  They didn’t have a clue about how the democrats did that, but my dad believed it nonetheless, and voted for whoever his boss told them to vote for, and my mom voted for whoever my dad told her to vote for. It is the  democrat way.

My conversion came from discussions with a fellow engineer. Joe De Maris was two years older than me, but his arguments about the virtues of conservatism made sense. I began to see how the principles were the same ones my  parents lived by. Joe introduced me to Barry Goldwater the then Senator from Arizona. By Joe’s recommendation, I read Senator Goldwater’s book “Conscience of a Conservative.” Goldwater’s words convinced me that I am a conservative.

I also lived through Hitler’s annihilation of six million Jews during WWII, the Cold War, and watched the grand experiment of Socialism conducted by Joe Stalin, and his method of slaying non-believers to get his constituents to fall in line. By the time I came out of the closet as a conservative, I knew Socialism was not the way I wanted to live.

Even though Joe outed me, I fell for the message conveyed by John Kennedy. I voted for him, then I fell for the Jimmy Carter, I voted for him. Both times I really thought I was doing the right thing. Although I had mixed feelings about Carter. He won because his opponent was Gerald Ford the Blame-Bush candidate of the time. Ford was also the only president ever to hold the office without running for it or being voted for. Then Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned. President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to fill the VP spot. Then Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment over the Watergate scandal.

As a side note, it is also my opinion that the Watergate scandal was kindergarten stuff compared to what Benghazi-gate is, and our current president is skating free on that one because of the legitimate media is too lazy and incapable of reporting and asking real questions. Instead, they accept the line being fed to them from the Minister of Public Announcements. It was the legitimate media reporters Woodward and Bernstein from the Washington Post who investigated and relentlessly went for Nixon’s throat. Today, these guys are heroes. Who will be the legitimate hero of Benghazi-gate?

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Wake Up and Smell The Democracy

 

Money, apology, and tolerance for Muslim terrorists.

Shades of 1979. I can’t believe we have a Liberal President and the Muslims have attacked our Embassy’s.

Back when Jimmy Carter presided, the Iranians built up the courage to stand up to a weak US President and stormed the US embassy in Tehran. That time they overran the embassy and took the staff as hostages. They held them for 444 days. Immediately after Ronald Reagan took office Iran released the hostages. Why do you think that might have happened? I would actually like to hear the liberal spin on that. Most likely they would say Iran released the hostages were because of all the negotiations that went on during the 444 days. The diplomacy just happened to become successful as Carter left the office.

My own opinion is that the Iranians were scared shi_less as to what Reagan might do to them if they didn’t let our guys go.

Examine the history of the Muslim world and you will learn that their tribes were always ruled by very strong chiefs. The Muslims constantly invaded Eastern Europe trying to conquer the civilized world. My grandfather came from Hungary and told us stories about the Turkish invasions into his country. He proudly proclaimed the Hungarians as the ones who drove the Muslims back to their own turf sometime around 1878-1900. My Grampa Jim was born in 1876. Look at the architecture in Buda Pest. There is a heavy influence remnant from the Ottoman occupation of East Europe.

The Muslim culture responds to strength. They are not a touchy-feely-talky type of people. Tell them, demand from them, order them, that is the kind of talk they respond to. Recall the latest leaders of Iraq, Libia, Syria,Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and who do you come up with? A list of dictators: Sadam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, Yassar Arafat, Bashar al Assad, King Abdullah. All rule by the Koran, a book of very strict and corporal laws. An eye for an eye, beheadings, stonings, hand chopping, and more are all in the rule books for punishment.

The Israelites and Arabs have been in conflict over Palestine for 6000 years, but in 1947 the United Nations divided Palestine into two states, Palestine and Israel, and began the real fun.

Tiny Israel has been formally in existence as a State since 1947. That is sixty-five years. Look at the size of Israel and ask yourself why are the arab countries so worried? Israel is but a dot in the desert. Look at the state of development inside Israel as compared to the muslim states around. The Israelites are free, they have liberty, their economy is capitalism, they have a democratic government. Then look at the arabs countries. They are all living the way they did under the warlords. They have been under dictators. They can only dream about living free.

The big mistake the USA makes is to force democracy on these tribal folks. They only know democracy as a word. They do not have a clear conception of the responsibility it brings and the mechanics involved. The United States evolved into the political society it has called a Republic over several hundred years. It began with the original settlers at Plymouth Rock in the sixteen hundreds. The people worked hard at developing a system of rule. It was not inherited, it was not given to them, they made it happen, they built it. The idea of nation building is so stupid it defies a human understanding. The people of the middle east will not have democracy for another two hundred years. In the meantime they have to struggle with their current forms of government however weak, until they wake up and realize it requires hard work, constant civilized debate, the practice of a rule of law, freedom of religion, separation of church from the state, and personal responsibility.

What is happening in the mid-east today is the result of young people who have embraced the internet. They can see what is going on in neighboring countries and ask themselves why are we so far behind everyone else? They come to America for education, then return to a life of over regulation and frustration.

What the mid-east countries need are strong leaders who will steer them toward democracy by using the strong warlordic history of their culture . The problem is they want democracy tomorrow.

Who Knows How Great A President Will Be?

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Many people talk about the man Obama is competing against as unqualified for the presidency. They belittle his ability, his stiffness, his jobs, his religion, his wealth, and in general people don’t like him as much as they do the  “Great One.” When I say this, I include Republicans and Conservatives too. They just don’t believe in the man one hundred percent.

This attitude began to have an effect on me during the debates. I listened and liked very diehard conservatives like Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum, and I really loved the government-reduction talks of Libertarian Ron Paul.  All of their messages seemed more “presidential” than those of Mitt Romney. The constant down play of Romney continued to work on my mind.

One night, in a dream, my sub-conscious played a movie about an event that happened thirty-two years ago.  America was in a terrible state. The economy tanked, interest rates pushed sixteen percent, and people were losing jobs. President Jimmy Carter was still unable to pronounce the word nuclear, even though he worked on a team to disable a damaged nuclear reactor while in the navy.

It was time to re-elect Jimmy Carter or to replace him. He succeeded in making the economy worse from when he took over four years earlier. His mission to rescue Americans held hostage by Iran failed miserably. The country was losing hope.

The candidate that challenged him was a loser. He had lost his first bid to the presidency four years earlier during the primary. His credentials to be president were somewhat lightweight. He served two terms as Governor of California. Before that his career included: sports casting, acting, leader of the Screen Actors union, and finally Governor. This man spent a good part of his working life as a Democrat, and eventually became Republican.

The facts were confusing and confounded me. How could an actor and union president lead the country as a Republican?

My conclusion came through much introspection. The country is in the toilet; the current president didn’t know how to make it better. His policies only made things worse, and there was no other option but to kick him out of office for new air.

I voted for Ronald Reagan even though I thought there might be better candidates somewhere on the planet that just didn’t happen to be in the race. The candidate whose claim to fame was a movie named “Bedtime for Bonzo” co-starring a chimpanzee, became my man.  I followed my instincts that anyone would be better than another four years of Jimmy Carter. It was the best electoral decision of my life.

The man Ronald Reagan, who I couldn’t reconcile, became a strong world leader able to compete with the Russians and the evils of communism. He also knew how to shrink the government and lead the economy into a sixteen-year growth sprout.

Who knew during the campaign how great this man would become? I feel the same about Mitt Romney; I’m giving him a chance to make good things happen.

The Big Hoax

 

     Every day our lawmakers and pundits bombard us with BS.  They say, “we are a nation of laws,” but are we?  Sure, we employ sixty Senators and  four hundred and thirty-five representatives to write and pass laws, and they do write laws by the hundreds every year. When some poor slob has a problem, he writes to his Congressman to fix his problem so it never happens again. The Congressman, eager to keep his job for a lifetime drafts a law. He lobbies his friends in congress to vote for it. Together, they vote the law in. The rest of us who do not have the same problem  don’t really give a rats hoot about it. The law stays on the books, and congress forgets about it. Someone finds a loophole in the old law, and applies it inappropriately. Time passes, and some genius Congressman decides to be creative by working around the silly house rules requiring that congress debate it first, then vote on it.  A recent example of this is the reconciliation bill. The Senate adopted the reconciliation bill to fix differences between the house, and the senate versions of the health care bill. Originally, the bill reconciled differences in the budget. 

     How many laws do we have that lurk in the books with hidden time bombs like the reconciliation bill? Today, I tried researching what it takes for a person coming into this country to come in legally.  Try to Google that one. I got thousands of hits on what an American needs to get into Mexico, but very little on what a Mexican needs to get into the USA. There are stories of overcrowded border crossings and border patrol people at the gates who do a poor job at checking the credentials of those coming across.

     I was able to glean that several presidents were involved in opening the gates to the USA. Remember when, Jimmy Carter tried to make the country bi-lingual? He wanted to post all the signs in the country in Spanish as well as English. I bet that is where “dial one for English,” crept into the vocabulary. Bill Clinton made the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) part of his agenda. He also began looking the other way when the Mexicans began flooding across the border to jobs in border towns.  George Bush was no better. He wanted the country to have low-cost labor to pick lettuce, wash dishes, and mow lawns. He is highly regarded by the Latino population in Texas.

     I spent considerable time looking for the requirements for a Mexican to enter legally. I found one reference to a form that day workers use. Another actually mentioned a passport. A visa is not required. I’m sure the State Department knows what the rules are for entry, but I sure as hell don’t.

     So, what is the hoax? The hoax is we are a nation of laws. We have books filled with laws on immigration to the USA. Most of them worked very well until the 1980’s. (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)). Ever since then, we have forgotten what the laws are, and disregard them. We fail to enforce immigration laws. Presidents encourage the border patrols to look the other way. Federal Immigration laws are in such poor regard that big cities pass “sanctuary” laws. A sanctuary law prohibits the police from determining if arrestees are in the country legally.  We do have many immigration laws, but hypocritically, we pass laws to say we don’t have to follow the laws. What is that all about?

The next big push by our president is to reform immigration. I have some recommendations:

  1.  Start by enforcing the laws we already have on the books.
  2. Several presidents have chosen to clean house by deporting all illegal aliens.    
    1. During the Great Depression, President Herbert H. Hoover,  (R) ordered the
      deportation of all illegal aliens in order to make jobs available  to  American
      citizens that desperately needed  work.
    2. Harry S. Truman, (D) deported over one million Illegal aliens after WWII to create jobs for veterans.
    3. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower,  (R) deported 1.3 million Mexican Nationals during ‘Operation Wetback’. He did it to give returning WWII, and Korean Veteran’s  a better chance at jobs. It took two years, but the illegal aliens went home by deportation!

These three Presidents deported illegal aliens to help the country.  Obama can do it too. He has both justifications, i.e. a poor economy and returning veterans.

  1. After we clean house, I recommend we use the laws we already have to allow these people to return legally. This is a tough action. We must take it if we are to live up to the claim that “we are a nation of laws.” If we don’t, we are perpetrating the HOAX and spreading hypocrisy across the world.

Obama will not do it because he is part of the HOAX.

Sarah Is Ready

My Flag Flies Everyday

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A very dear friend asked for my opinion of Sarah Palin: this is what I told her. I worked in management for a mid-size company for thirty years. My knack for recognizing talented young people was credible. I was responsible for hiring, and recommending for hire, some of the most talented people in the company. The current President of the company is a man who I recommended we hire as a new grad engineer. I was also responsible for hiring the first woman engineer in the company. Sure, I hired some losers. Some of them were losers, and women too. My record, however was over .500. In the professional sports world a player who has a .500 record makes millions more than someone who does not. The talent I hired was usually young, and filled with energy, enthusiasm, and had the tools to succeed. They never let me down. I mentored them toward their goals, and in the process they helped me achieve the company goals.

From the first moment I heard Sarah Palin speak at the Republican National Convention, I saw her as a unique talent; a winner. I wrote about it in my post titled “Genious.” She affected me the same way the many young grads I hired during my career have affected me. She is a keeper, a problem solver, a go-getter, she is driven to succeed, she is goal oriented, she is self motivated, she is eloquent in her speeches, she will do the job. I think that much of her without ever having mentioned her practical experience of running governments. She has what it takes to run our country. She has much to learn, but she openly admits that. Most of what she has to learn is how to deal with a bunch of clowns in the media who don’t want to see her beat their candidate. I don’t think anyone who becomes president knows it all on the day they take office. Granted, being mayor of a town is nothing like being president, but being governor of a state is close. Think about the presidents who were governors before they became president. Bill Clinton is the first to come to mind, Jimmy Carter is another..

Many of my friends who are life long Republicans have told me they are voting for Obama. I ask them why? They give me two reasons: first, they are afraid of John Mc Cain’s age (see my post Write Me In), second, they don’t believe Sarah Palin is in over her head. Women especially, are very antagonistic and negative about her. I do not understand that, except that the women are being sexist. Is it possible for a woman to be sexist?

Women today are in the army, navy, marines, and the air force, they are lawyers, CEO’s, mothers, Senators, Congressmen, business owners. The current Secretary Of State is a woman. Women have done amazing things for the world, why is it that we can’t see Sarah Palin as Vice President?

I see Sarah Palin as extremely qualified, especially when I compare her to Obama, and she is eons more qualified than Joe Biden. If you don’t agree with me on that, look at her as the lesser of two evils.

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