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IT’S ALL ABOUT VOTES DUMMY

The Democrats, Progressives, or Socialists, whatever you call them, don’t care about legal or illegal immigrants. They do care about becoming the dominant party in America. These modern day Socialists have clearly chosen an ambitious, but possible strategy to out voting the Conservatives and Republicans. It is called open immigration, primarily from non European or non English speaking nations.  Based on their success with capturing the Black vote in America in past elections, the progressives have decided to encourage immigrants from Hispanic and Arab countries.

They are using ‘chain’ immigration, a lottery based immigration selection process, a liberal visa granting process with weak enforcement of visa holders overstaying the time limits of their visas, open borders, inadequate border control forces and cumbersome legal requirements for returning illegal aliens apprehended at our borders. Resistance to a border wall is part of this Progressive plan.

And then there is the hysterical Progressive resistance to ‘Voter I.D ‘ and the refusal to take the possibility of fraudulent voting seriously. In any locality where the Progressives hold political power, they make it easy for illegal aliens to vote, often thru the driver’s license process. This is all part of the same Progressive plan to reduce the power of their opposition, primarily the Republican Party and it is working. If you see the Second or First Amendment weakened or repealed and a broad attack on the Electoral College gain credibility, you will soon see the individual freedoms you now enjoy be diminished. It may then be too late for you to protest. By following your generous nature toward others, you have destroyed the American Experiment of individual freedom given to us by the sweat and blood of past Americans who left us this gift to protect and cherish.

 

 

 

 

 

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WAKE UP- WE ARE IN A POWER STRUGGLE

Second amendment repeal, end Electoral College, citizenship question on census form, no voter I.D., open borders, unlimited immigration, baseless charges of Republican collusion with Russians during the election, corruption in the FBI and Department of Justice, politicization of the civil service, globalization of the economy, failure to adequately fund the military, appalling failure of the FBI and local law enforcement to protect our schools and the main stream media to factually expose corruption and abuse of power wherever it is found.

The leftist, socialist, democrats, big government ideologues  and liberals are on one side. The rest of us are on the other and we are not as skilled as our opponents. Our opponents keep us off guard by constantly shifting areas of their attacks. The truth is that none of these issues is critical to our opposition. Saul Alinsky, the guru of Obama and Clinton, is right. The issue doesn’t matter. The issues are all part of the struggle for power. The left will used any or all of these issues to destroy their opposition, which is us.

While we are trying to fix, solve or improve all the issues that affect our lives, the opponents are focused on seizing power. History paints a clear picture. Once the left wins, it must use coercive measures to control society. There is no way bloodless way back. If you don’t want to look back a hundred years or more, just look at Cuba or Venezuela or California. Wake up this is serious and time is running out. Do not let the leftist elites follow their ideology and destroy the country for the rest of us.

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TEST OF THE PRESIDENT’S PATIENCE.

I am both pleased and dismayed to see President Trump display so much patience for his appointed Attorney-General. Here is the first Senator to publicly endorse candidate Trump. What’s he done since then besides concealing he intended to recluse himself from nearly everything involving the Russians, Trump’s campaign, the illegal activities of the Clinton’s and the appointment of a Special Consul who should have been disqualified by the law due to his longstanding close relationships with persons involved with the areas under investigation?  Senator Sessions did not have the candor, honesty or courage to tell President Trump about his plans for recusing himself because he wanted to be the Attorney-General no matter what the impact would be on the new President. As a result he has done more damage to the Trump Presidency than any other person, including all the deep state people who have burrowed deep into the Federal bureaucracy and support the Obama cadres now running the Justice Department and other sensitive parts of the Government.

What is wrong with Attorney-General Sessions? Are his former colleagues right when they say he is incompetent and just doesn’t know how to take control and manage a large department like DOJ.

It’s bad enough  he doesn’t lead the charge to re-establish the ‘rule of law’, he’s also deliberately delaying a proper investigation of serious corruption and abuse of federal law and procedures such as applying for warrants from the FISA Court. The recused AG is now pretending to investigate several critical issues but the only result will be a review of the DOJ’s Inspector-General’s report by a U.S. Attorney from Utah. Under Jeff Sessions, the DOJ looks like it did under the Obama reigns of AGs Lynch and Holder. At least we knew what side they were on.

This is not an investigation. It is a whitewash. Mr.President, the American people don’t have your patience. It is past time to take control of the Justice Department under new leadership.

 

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POTUS AND THE SPENDING BILL

Put yourself in President Trump’s position. Serious national security crises are looming. Just to name a few, North Korea, Russia, China and Iran. Your first responsibility as President is to protect the American people. You can’t do that with words alone. Diplomacy is useless without military muscle to back it up. Under Obama and the RINO republicans the military was badly under funded thanks to sequestration policies. Don’t forget the RINOS  in the Senate and House supported the Obama policy of sequestration that brought the American military down to pre WWII strength. Now that you gave the Republicans the House, the Senate and the White House they are still willing to under fund military and national security requirements. Border security being a glaring example.

Without true Conservative leaders as the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader in the Senate, President Trump has to make compromises he doesn’t want to support. But without giving Pelosi and Schumer what they wanted he could not get the desperately needed jump-start required to bring the military up to the strength required to defend our country. Mr. Ryan and Mr. McConnell need to be replaced. That is what all conservative Republicans should be focused on. Deal with the real problem. It is not the Progressive Democrats. It is the Republican Congressional leadership or lack thereof. They would not shed a tear over the failure of the Trump Presidency.

 

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The Professor: What is a Socialist?

A  fictional discourse between a political science Professor and his students.

“Who has the next question? Okay, Paul, you’re up.”

“You often refer to Progressives and Socialists. Is there a difference and what is a Socialist?”

“You all know this but I like to start with basics. The agenda or mission of both the Socialist and Progressive Parties is to own and control the ‘means of production.’  In their terms the ‘means of production’ includes all economic activity.  In their very attractive messaging that is what they talk about.  The average person thinks, “What’s so bad about that? I certainly don’t control any big businesses or factories. No one works for me. The big capitalists and bankers on Wall Street control everything now. If the Socialists want to take over it won’t affect my family. Maybe getting the profit at any costs people out of the loop will be a better deal for me. That doesn’t sound dangerous or even a big problem to me.”

“What the people are never told is that to control the entire network of ‘the means of production’ someone has to be in charge. In the case of the Socialist or Progressives, the someone in charge is the elite of the Socialist Party. What was a decentralized economic system subject to market influences and the decisions of thousands of relatively independent owners, managers and financiers is now highly centralized under the control of Socialist managers. These managers removed from close contact with the various production facilities must make decisions that set production goals, distribution of goods and services, research and development areas and budgets, the work place environment, the number and skills of the workers required throughout the production cycle, the cost of goods and export and import requirements.

“From a moral standpoint the socialist managers are no worse or better than the capitalists they replaced. The Socialists claimed they would make things better for the workers and their families. I believe the majority of them really try to improve living standards for the working class. What they soon discover is that a highly centralized system where one segment is integrated with several others requires a strict application of rules. These rules in turn require some form of enforced discipline and that is the problem. People, managers or workers, must obey the rules or the production goals of the 5 and 10 year plans will fail and people will suffer.

“Once you have  centralized management of the ‘means of production’ the required rules and laws to make it work take the choices people made out of their hands. What schools your children can go to, what they study, where they work  and live is determined by the Socialist elite group of managers. The essence of freedom is the ability of individuals to make their own choices, good or bad. When the drive to follow your own choices clashes with the need for the centralized economy to meet its goals, the individual must either accept the rules or be punished. Millions of people were killed in China and Russia for resisting government rules. Socialism does not lead to freedom. It always leads to coercion, totalitarianism  and economic ruin. Socialists and Progressives are the same thing. In America Progressivism sells better than Socialism.

 

 

 

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Professor: The New Era

A  fictional discourse between a political science Professor and his students.

“Good to see you all looking so alert and thank for putting up with the last four weeks of class. I trust my replacements bought fresh perspectives to you. There is so much going on between the Trump forces and those who absolutely hate him. I’ve never seen the like of these times, even in the worst of Nixon and Watergate. So, I just had to go to Washington and check with my old contacts to see what is happening. Rather than the almost impossible task of briefing you on what I learned, or think I learned, let’s do a question and answer format.

“Who would like to start?” Hands shot up and the Professor nodded at Alison who said, “Democracy by its nature is naturally messy but why is it so difficult for the Republican Congress to pass legislation?”

“Right to the heart of things. Good question. First the ideological struggle between Republicans and Democrats must cross a much wider gap. Both parties have undergone radical change in the last few years and neither one seems to recognize the extent of the change. The Democratic change occurred first and is now firmly entrenched. The old party with its ability to work with the opposition is gone. The Progressives have taken over and moved the ideological base of the party far to the left. Just look at the people who are now party leaders:  Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and a host of other governors and members of Congress. This move has cost them hundreds of political positions in the federal, state and local governments. It will take time to move their base to the new socialist ideology. During this period, they cannot govern, but they can obstruct and are doing that very well with their get rid of President Trump at any cost using any means that work. Don’t miss the Saul Alinsky message in their tactics.

“The Republican party has also changed, perhaps even more dramatically. The move of their base, with the leadership and appeal of President Trump, to a populist nationalist party, is being fought very hard by the entrenched Republican establishment. They are, I believe more effective in stopping the Trump Program than the Democrats. Neither party seems to recognize the playing field has shifted as they are still playing the old game and wondering why it doesn’t work.

“At stake is the allegiance and well-being of millions of Americans. Slightly more than half of the popular vote was won by the progressive candidate. That should give any Republican pause and get them working to forward the Trump program.

“The appeal of the Sanders’ program is typical of the success of the appeal of socialism to an un-informed segment of the population that doesn’t understand the world- wide failure of Socialism. Cuba and Venezuela are recent and nearby examples of the failure and ugliness of the social cost on the lives of millions of people.

“The short answer to Alison’s question is that the ideological gap in American society is now wider than at any time since the Civil War. This is no time for observing the action while straddling an ideological fence. There will be no reaching across the aisle to get things done unless the Republicans get rid of their do nothing Congressional leaders, go to simple majority votes in the Senate, shut down the insane look for collusion between the Trump campaign/ administration and get some responsive leadership in the Department of Justice. I hope the 2018 elections will weed out the Republicans who continue to obstruct the governing process. My recent time in Washington has convinced me that this is the time to stand up and be counted.”

 

 

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The Professor: The Senator Sessions Problem

A fictional discourse between a learned political science professor and his students.

“I know you are all very busy, but I want to get some of my critical thoughts out to you before we meet in the classroom. Also, I want to put them in writing before I forget them or they are overtaken by fast-moving events.

“You have heard me say I think the ‘rule of law’ is critical to the success of democratic governments. The current appointment of a Special Consul troubles me, for no crime has been identified. Congressional committees are investigating unsourced allegations that people associated with the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. That is strange, for collusion is not a crime and does not appear in our legal code as a crime. What does that leave?

“In recent history, the Special or Independent Consuls were appointed to investigate a crime and that is what they did. Not necessarily the crime that led to their appointment, but one they found in their free-range probing. With the resources and time available to these extra-legal consuls, they were able to find some illegal activity to prosecute, even if the illegal activity was an untruth uttered under oath. Some might think the Special Consul created the crime in the process of their investigations. But, at least, in those cases they were investigating a crime.

“With no crime or even evidence of a possible crime, the Special Consul will begin by investigating people until a crime is found. A very strange process for a democracy that prides itself on adherence to the ‘rule of law.’

“Only dictatorships of the left or right investigate people to search for a crime. Through coercive interrogations, the Stalinists, Nazi and religious inquisitors always found or constructed a crime and severely punished the culprits. Mr. Mueller and his rapidly expanding staff are doing what? Since they have no crime yet, they are investigating people in search of crime that they will eventually construct so they can prosecute the people who are suspected of participating in some imaginary collusion with the Russians or some barely related activity. Shades of the Stalin Government.

“If Senator Sessions had not so unwisely recused himself for any matters involving Russian collusion, we would not have a Special Consul and certainly not one like Mr. Mueller, who, if he is so honorable and ethical, would not have taken the anti-democratic task of investigating people to find some prosecutable crime. In addition, a legal reading of the legislation authorizing the selection and appointment of a Special Consul shows Mr. Mueller to be ineligible for the position because of his long-term relationship with Mr. Comey. Apparently that disqualification did not concern the Deputy AG Mr. Rosenstein but surely it would not have been missed by Senator Sessions if he had been doing his job as a full-time Attorney-General.

“Why is President Trump concerned and angry with Senator Sessions and the Department of Justice? Very simple, he sees his family and promises to the American people threatened by the unconstrained freewheeling of a biased Special Consul investigating people looking for a crime they can prosecute and an Attorney-General is not overseeing a police state type of disregard of the American ‘rule of law.’”

 

 

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