Beyond the Cusp

January 21, 2019

United Nations is at it Again


As per usual, the world meddlers from Turtle Bay, New York have come up with a grand title with which most people would believe was a noble effort. This one is named, “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” What it is, is exactly the opposite, as the less wealthy nations empty out and the developed world becomes impoverished and overpopulated. This is simply a power grab by the United Nations to take over national sovereignty and border security regarding immigration. Under the guise of improving the dreadful state under which people are permitted to emigrate into the developed world and companies permitted to enrich themselves by simply purchasing lands and taking the mineral and other wealth in the soil, and discarding it when finished. This plan is to simply make borders into a formality and not permitting governments from preventing people from entering their nation as they would have no recourse to prevent entry into any nation. What they have conveniently left out from this concept is they have not made it illegal to prevent people from leaving their country. One might ask what is the difference, and in there lies the little secret.


Many of the poorest nations have a two-fold problem. First, these nations have a small group of rich people which these nations could all but imprison, not allowing them to go outside the country. Second, they have a class of criminals who steal in order to survive and being arrested, to these people, is a number of days with free food and shelter. These are people who know of no other ways to feed themselves and are simply a burden on the nation and allowing them to leave is of benefit while their gaining entrance to a nation which is well off would be a big problem. They currently know that the wealthy nations will simply prevent these people from entering and deporting most of those caught illegally entering their nation. The United Nations desires turning the current systems on their heads. Their plan is to take over government policies on immigration control. The United Nations desires to take over border control, and if they do half as decent a job as UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon) has done curbing Hezballah from massing rockets, ambush positions and other weaponry along the Israeli border south of the Litani River, then we have everything to worry about as they have done nothing to prevent or even report such movements and buildup. The difference is that UNIFIL’s disastrous fulfillment of their mandate would not be a factor as they could simply vote from New York and then the United Nations will have simply erased borders.


This new compact, the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” is another means of permitting the United Nations in taking over any nation. The formula is quite simple, one initially removes any border security and then while people storm over the border, which was previously closed, into a now enlightened and spiritually freed nation who is accepting the price for having amassed great wealth; they will from now on also receive the peasants who are basically unwanted. Third World nations will simply open up their prisons and send these people across borders until they too reach the promised lands, Europe, the United States, Canada, or other wealthy nation including Israel. Under this agenda, there is nothing they can do to prevent the entry of these people. Needless to say, the United Nations will not busy themselves enforcing any unilateral border definitions as some nations will want to retain their people who have accrued great wealth. A nation not permitting them to leave would be frowned upon but not prevented; only entrance restrictions would be nullified. That is the real and effective target for which this concept of the United Nations is aiming. This would be the United Nations answer to President Trump’s wall, a demand that any such wall have no means of controlling travel in and out of such a national border. This is nothing short of international welfare with a nasty twist, and that is where the ‘greatness’ of this idea becomes evident.


United Nations Headquarters and Piece of New York Skyline including the Trump Tower

United Nations Headquarters
and Piece of New York Skyline
including the Trump Tower


Under the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” the United Nations decides when and if you may protect your borders. The United Nations desires to go further and not permit discussions as to whether or not this is placed into effect. No negative news coverage of such a plan has aired and this is odd when they are attempting to destroy the need for any border security. Meanwhile the United Nations has been busy with a compact which was adopted without a vote at an international conference last month in Morocco, in which the U.S. declined to take part. The United Nations are not fools as they have decided not to take any actions on such a prospective concept immediately but not until 2019 or 2020 to take the initial steps to implementation. How convenient that they will restart seeking universal support for such as the United States enters into their next Presidential elections. We foresee the Democrat campaign against President Trump referring to him as attempting to deny the United Nations and aiming to destroy the United Nations. Further, the United Nations as the giver of flexible borders will finally have the law they have sought with which to transfer the world into that perfect Nirvana. The developed world will be overrun and cease to exist while the third world will become wealthy as they will continue as they have, but these large areas of land they will sell to the highest bidder. This idea turns border security on its head and permits for absolutely no border security. This compact was adopted without a vote at an international conference last month in Morocco, in which the United States declined to take part. The resulting draft was endorsed on December 19, 2018, by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, over American protests. But the United Nations does indeed face a challenge for making this threatened behavior into enforceable international law.


The current holder of the White House desires a preventive wall to be built across the length of the border, not open the border to all comers. This idea has worked so well across Europe where anyone is permitted to cross any European border from one European Union member state to anther. This has permitted the refugees to make their way across Europe heading for Germany and the other countries with the highest benefits for those who are unemployable or desire living off the state rather than working. Many of these refugees were raised under socialist governance and find capitalism to be foreign to them. They are used to the state providing everything they require to live but find that they think they should be granted even more. They realize that under European rule that they can receive far greater remunerations and can live almost regally compared to in their former home country. This was how they used the European Union and its erasure of borders to their advantage as they made their way often from Greece, one of the least well off European nations, to Germany, one of the wealthiest nations.


The real target of this concept is the United States. They are the golden apple which has remained just out of reach and now they have it in their sights. Expect that should the United States elect a Democrat to the White House that they would sign America to this concept and as soon as a Republican would attain that high office, they would pull the United States out of any such agreement. We do not see the United States Senate giving their approval over the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” Any Senator voting for such a treaty, and this would be considered a treaty, would be signing the end of their career as they would most likely be defeated in the next elections. This idea of erasing enforcement of borders is meant to remove any definition of any nation as unique or for a specific people. Yes, we are referring specifically to Israel, as she has had to erect border barriers along most of her border to prevent the influx of refugees and others which would eventually lead to her not being the homeland of the Jews but just the homeland to the impoverished of Africa. Of course, the destruction of Israel would just be another cherry atop the ice cream to the United Nations. This is nothing more than the next giant leap being attempted by the United Nations to speed us all along to that miracle cure-all for everything that ails you, single world governance under the auspices of the United Nations. This menagerie of third world tin-pot dictators and stooges have craved for the day when they could destroy even the most powerful nations without any need for the military to invade, just send them all your criminal elements and your starving masses. Then, once they are gone, then all, every red cent, of foreign aid can go directly into your pocket without any need for chicanery.


We have called recently for Israel to leave the United Nations. Should this preposterous idea for the subsuming of the first world by the third world is just one of many reasons for an Israeli withdrawal. When was the last time that Israel served in the rotation of the Security Council? That is a trick question as she never has been selected. Another trick question is in what regional unit does Israel belong in the United Nations. Israel was originally assigned to the Middle East but the Arab world refused to allow her to attend meetings or be a part of anything, then she was assigned to the United States which was decidedly unfair as then she would gain too much influence it was feared. Finally, she was squeezed into the European block where she has languished ever since treated exactly as one would expect an intruder would be treated. The reality is that Israel is the orphaned nation within the United Nations which nobody desires as a friend or even a compatriot, and has nothing to gain from remaining other than abuse she receives as a member. True, Israel gets to make speeches before a largely empty room as the majority of delegates leave whenever the Israeli representative is given the floor. Israel gets kicked in the teeth often enough by the world media, they do not need the United Nations in order to feel the love emanating towards her by the world. The Arab League often takes care of letting Israel know whom they hate.


There is no upside to the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” as for the developed world it is a sirens’ song sweetly singing and for the undeveloped world it will rob them of their main resource, people power, as their populations head for the closest free world industrial power departing for greener shores. The people it will claim it is intended to help are those stuck currently in lands which they desire to flee and where they are in mortal danger. This is the fig leaf that this “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” will hide behind hoping that such a noble cause will entrap the votes it will require. But there are the few nations who would never allow such an idea and they also hold veto power in the United Nations Security Council. China and Russia would not particularly have a preference for this legislation to be ratified as they would fear losing the best and brightest who would seek fortune in the United States or Europe. Those nations who desired to prevent their populations from migrating would not be deterred by this passing. Let’s be realistic, does anybody see Iran or North Korea opening up their borders and allowing those desiring to leave and live in another country? If this is your idea of what will result from this becoming international law, then you need the rose tinting on your spectacles to be checked and if they do not have the optional reality filter, you should get one so you could at least see the truth. The “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” idea from the United Nations is a trap for the developed world and would be used to redistribute wealth as a final result in order to balance things and keeping people in their own nation. This is a bold step towards that one world government as national governments must be subsumed and made mere enforcement tools for world governance. That is the end destination that “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” is supposed to take the world and fortunately, there are those fighting back from the more sane places on earth. Unfortunately, in these days where the lunatics run the asylum, the truly sane who oppose the single world governance are treated as completely mad and the pawns leaping to their slaughter by the one world governance run by the United Nations are treated as being the wise and sagely ones. It is truly a world turned upside-down.


A World All Upside Down

A World All Upside Down


This great leap forward named, “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” is simply another step towards that presumably wondrous, spectacular, visionary and sold as stupendous world which will be the people of the world’s future and fate. The United Nations sponsors changes to the ruling paradigm under which the world has existed for millennia claiming that their alterations to the status quo are the bromides which will repair the world. In Judaism we have a similar concept called Tikkun Olam, which translates roughly into “Change the World.” Where some leftist Jews have misappropriated this term to mean the leftist and Democrat Party agendas, what it actually calls on us to do to make the world a better place is to do introspection and make everything we do and say more reasoned and done for the betterment of all. Tikkun Olam calls on Jews to repair themselves and by doing so do their small part in repairing the world. We believe that until one has repaired the self, the world can wait while they get their own house in order. Once everyone had completed that task, the world will have been repaired. But the United Nations takes a different route whereby they wish to change everyone else to their envisioned version of reality and never ever look inside to see if they have their rooms cleaned and straightened. The United Nations is the two year old in the middle of the room throwing tantrums constantly wanting attention and approval ignoring all the damage they cause. Examples abound such as the rape scandals from almost every peacekeeping mission, their inability to contain Hezballah, the inefficiency of their food distribution systems which all too often break down when the food reaches the docks where it sits until it spoils to almost everything they touch from the UNHRC claiming Israel is to blame for honor murders in the regions ruled by the Palestinian Authority, the group Mahmoud Abbas rules, to UNESCO claiming the Jews have no historical claim to the Temple Mount, Hevron, the Cave of the Patriarchs etc. Finally there is UNRWA which is the only refugee serving organization to take 750,000 refugees and over a period of seven decades turn them into over six-million refugees without settling a single refugee to a permanent home outside their camps and has barbed wire and armed guards monitoring their camps to assure that none of them go and find their own place to live a normal life. Now the world is supposed to turn their borders over to the United Nations? You will excuse us if we are less than enthused about the idea and are glad that Israel will eventually claim all her land and those who wish to murder them in their sleep are told they may go find a new home, preferably far away from us.


Beyond the Cusp


March 19, 2018

Europe Has a Big Silent Secret


Europe still keeps statistics on crime, even violent crimes, and they show that violent crimes are continuing to trend downwards. Murders are decreasing. Robberies are decreasing. Sexual assaults are decreasing. Well, that is amongst the normative communities. Many European police departments have started keeping two sets of books. One set of books is about normative crime committed by normal, multigenerational Europeans. That book is the one that is reported to the people in Europe and is being used as a tranquilizing agent. The statistics generated by this set of books a calming, soothing and oh so very optimistic. These statistics and crime reports are for those who desire to continue on believing that Europe is on the verge of a wonderful and bright future. These optimists are dependent upon good news reports on statistical improvement of Europe and the advancement of European society and governance and all that goes with this. These are the people who read all the right papers which only cover the flowers and smiles unless something so overwhelmingly evil and immense, such that it becomes impossible to ignore, then it is reported and sterilized as much as possible with any hint that it might be part of a greater area of criminal acts and violence ongoing yet uncovered.


This is where the other set of books come in play. These are the books which report about the unspoken crimes which are taking place. These are the hidden-crime books which do not even begin to cover the full extent of these crimes and they only really matter if they manage to also get into the other set of books that they really matter. There are crimes which go completely unreported in either book as the police can only report those crimes of which they are aware. If there are communities where the police treat as no-go zones, then crimes within that community do not exist officially. What if a crime is committed, never reported to the authorities presumably responsible for where it occurred, instead handled by the neighborhood in which it occurred, if and only if they consider it a crime and not if they do not believe it is a crime even if there are laws against the act in the outside world, and no state official at any level is ever involved or even knowledgeable about said crime. Is that really a crime or is it an uncrime? This crime is not in the official general crimes kept book and not in the unofficial other than general crimes book. It may have been brought to the attention of the local unofficial authority within this community or to the head of the family and never goes any further. The community authority, family head or some level of authority decides that this is not to go further, they decide guilt, innocence or if anything wrong even occurred. This becomes an uncrime. But there is a greater form of what is best described as other-crime. Other-crime is what the other set of books report and they are the crimes which the police find out about or have reported from the immigrant controlled areas where the police rarely tread except on necessity and then only in force. Some of these crimes become known to the police and authorities when they are called upon to escort an ambulance into these closed communities. These books also cover another kind of crime which would be best called by the name of quieted-crime. Quieted-crime are those crimes where immigrant community members interact with the other Europeans and the police are able to prevent any repercussions outside of the police who took the report and the European is convinced to remain quiet and not make any big deal and to simply accept that the police will do what they can but there really is not that much that can possibly be done. This includes numerous cases of sexual attacks and other similar criminal acts such as the events during New Year’s Eve in Germany reported by Sueddeutsche Zeitung. This is a small crack allowing a small view of the hidden-crime books which escaped and is going to be downplayed once again until this report is forgotten.


Europe by National Flag

Europe by National Flag


The reality of crime diminishing must be preserved and the influx of immigrants has had no deleterious effects must be preserved at all costs. Political careers are completely dependent upon immigrations never becoming a contentious issue. Europe cannot continue to have unhindered immigration with completely open borders allowing as many “Asian” immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa if the hidden-crime books were to become completely public. But that is the whole reason why there are two sets of books covering criminal actions. Do not for a minute think that the politicians are not aware of the existence of both books. They are completely aware of the facts and that they are risking the entirety of European society by their actions but they are trapped by their own past performance. Some of these politicians have been around for much of the influx of the immigrants and a few have even been around since the start of the breakdown of European society. European society has changed dramatically since World War II and as time passed since that war, the changes have gained speed and the consequences have snowballed. One of the results of the changes in Europe was a decreasing population rate. This has been the result of what is referred to as the “me generation” and their interest in chasing their own enjoyment and sacrificing having families, or at least children, as families and responsibility steal the freedom to have life as one continuous party. When you stop having children, this creates a problem for those who govern, namely how to have sufficient workers to provide for the aging populations. This drove the need for immigrants, bodies who could be put to work to provide the taxes to pay for the retirees which were soon to come as the post-war generation retired. The idea was to allow a free flow of immigrants to fill jobs in order to pay for government and the future. The economies did not produce sufficient jobs and the 2008 crash turned many immigrants into unemployed immigrants. When the immigrant society got a taste of the unemployed life and the social safety net of payments provided by European governments, they realized that they could live a relatively comfortable life well above what they had in their home nation by simply living in groups and collecting government handouts. This has led to the immigrants producing an even more serious financial problem as they began to collect more funds than they produced in taxes. That led many of the politicians doubling down on allowing immigrants in hoping to get ahead of the collapse. They are not going to be able to prevent the coming failure of Europe.


The crime remaining unreported is just half of the problem which is snowballing. The economic problems are now a runaway train with its throttle wide open and nobody at the controls. There will always be hopes that the immigrants will find that taking jobs provide a better life than government handouts or the governments will find that they are forced by financial troubles to end many of their handouts and this might force the immigrant communities to seek employment or return home. Then Europe will simply have to seek some way other than immigrants to solve their financial difficulties. But there may be something in the not too distant future which could turn everything around. There is always that old favorite of Europe when economies are stagnant, everything is looking like a really sorry future financially, there appears to be no easily enacted means of solving the problem, taxes have been exhausted and all else appears bleak, there is always a great war to reset the economic scales and starting over from scratch with a society to rebuild offering jobs for all. What solution from Europe’s past, when facing economic difficulties, is it to which we are referring? It is everyone declaring war on one another and fighting until all resources are exhausted. One would hope that the Europeans might have progressed beyond that solution. But then again, there is nothing like tried and true methods perfected by thousands of years of history. Perhaps it is the perfecting of warfare which would make such a solution being unimaginable, but that solution should not be completely ruled out.


Fortunately, there is another solution on the horizon and we can only hope it does not come too late to save Europe. That solution is the end of economies, as we have always known them. Social economics have always been predicated on workers and spending to provide the employment for the workers. But what if workers did not require being paid and designing products also did not require paychecks, and the entire workforce was automated and people only had jobs if they desired to have them. People who worked would receive additional buying power allowing them to have a more extravagant lifestyle. They would have access to nicer pad, nicer digs, sweeter ride (which would be actually having a ride) and better seats at the restaurant, opera (performed by robotic Artificial Intelligence (AI) actors) and generally more variety in entertainment. Still, with all production and design generally provided by robotic entities as well as AIs and government has found a means of providing buying power without actually using money. The government should be capable of allowing certain levels of purchasing, government provided housing, and everything desired by the people freely as long as the production and other desired needs are provided by AI and robotics with a small workforce who receives compensation advantages in purchasing as purchasing is money free. Purchasing will be provided through personal card, kind of a credit card with the credit set by the government. This also would allow providing people who work a larger spending capability. All Europe need do is make it to the point where the AIs and robots are running our societies. Once the developed world is run by AIs and robots, they will have reached a point where the main drive from their world should, if they really hope to live in peace, spreading their economic abilities and life of ease to the remainder of the world. Then the sole item which would need to be guarded against would be any violent actions from any of the nations which are being transformed for inclusion in the advanced societal structure developed. The one item which might be required for the developed world to provide safety would be automated AI law enforcement which would prevent warfare from any point on the planet. This would also require the most difficult of all things, allowing the AIs to also become the government. How can we get politicians to surrender their fat cat easy lives of excess through insider trading to allow themselves to be replaced by a supercomputer? Perhaps by doing away with the stocks which provide them the trade advantage. The real challenge for the world is to get to that future before we annihilate ourselves in one huge exchange of nuclear weapons enveloping the entirety of the globe such that even Antarctica melts in the exchange. Anyone care to take bets on this?


Beyond the Cusp


November 6, 2017

Immigration Roulette


Let us take a moment to express our shared grief over the mass shooting in Texas. Quoting directly from the Los Angeles Times, their report stated the following. “…weekly song and prayer service at First Baptist Church Sunday when a man clad in black, wearing a tactical vest and carrying an AR-15-style assault rifle, pulled into the parking lot, got out and opened fire.” We would like to amend this as he had a rifle which is shaped almost exactly like an M-16, which is an assault rifle, but differs in that the selector switch only has two positions, “fire” and “safe” and does not have either the “Auto” or “Three Round Burst” selections the M-16 true assault rifle may have. That makes this simply a single shot for each pull of the trigger mean-looking and elaborate hunting rifle which is less accurate and has a lower bullet velocity than the regular .223 cal. hunting rifle. “Soon the man made his way inside, and kept shooting, and shooting, and shooting.” “As the gunman exited the church, a neighbor with a gun opened fire on him, forcing the attacker to drop his weapon and flee in his SUV. The neighbor and another bystander in a truck followed in hot pursuit until the gunman drove off the side of the road, mortally wounded — perhaps by one of the neighbor’s bullets, or perhaps by his own.” “Kelley was in the U.S. Air Force from 2010 to 2014 but left with a “bad conduct” discharge and was sentenced to 12 months’ confinement after he was convicted of assaulting his wife and their child, according to an Air Force representative.” This was probably not a terror attack and this man was not an immigrant, he was simply a home-grown lunatic who bought his gun legally as mental health physicians are hard pressed to not list their clients as insane as this would make their lives even more stressful. This time the Air Force made a mistake and should have listed this man as needing mental health guidance and surveillance and maybe the system might have worked and he would not have had access to firearms. Now we present our intended article and our prayers for the people in Texas and elsewhere touched by this tragedy.


The long-standing program carrying the name of “Diversity Visa Lottery” has received quite a deal of inspection, conjecture, divination, suspicion, postulation, inquiry and all other forms of opinionizing over the past week or so as a result of the Manhattan terror attack murdering eight people in a well protected bicycle lane. There was a tree lined median a few yards wide and two curbs between the bidirectional bicycle lane and the street (see below). An Islamic State sworn follower and terrorist from Uzbekistan, Sayfullo Saipov, entered the United States on one of those Diversity Visa Lottery visas which are distributed, just as advertised, by lottery with less than adequate vetting. This Diversity Visa Lottery Program is designed to bring immigrants into the United States from nations where historically there has been lower numbers of immigrants. Translated into English, this means that it is designed to bring immigrants from the MENA nations (Middle East and North Africa) which are largely Arab Muslim nations. These are also the nations from where a higher than average number of terrorist attacks originate.


Street Separated by Tree-Lined Median from Bicycle Lane

Street Separated by Tree-Lined Median from Bicycle Lane


In Israel, the IDF and intelligence forces have an understanding from which towns and camps the greatest number of terrorists originate. They even know which families from which terrorists have come from, often more than one, and also who are the people who order and execute these horrific attacks. The problem is the vast majority of those planning and training on through execution of terror attacks reside within the areas under complete Palestinian Arab control of either Hamas or Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in Area A of Judea and Samaria of the disputed areas. These areas are beyond the legal authority of all Israeli forces who may only enter to arrest suspects with the permission of Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority. These people are protected as they operate with the blessings and often as members of the Palestinian Authority. One could conclude that these individuals have a form of immunity. Israel still places their checkpoints, both permanent and theoretically random checkpoints, in such places such that the areas from where there is a greater than average terrorist attacks originate. This and the wall, which was placed just as carefully, has reduced the number of terrorist bombings, shooting and other attacks and have been reduced by such an extent that one is probably almost as likely to be a victim of a terror attack in Paris. So, what is the potential safety of offering entry visas to potential immigrants from the Islamic world by lottery?


Fortunately, this comes down to mathematics, an area we have sufficient background to do with some degree of ability. We will use the figure often bandied about by the media that merely ten percent of Muslims from the MENA region who immigrate are likely to be terrorists. We will be kind despite our suspicions that the actual percentage is considerably higher. Now the Diversity Visa Lottery Program in its current version was signed into law in 1990 by George H. W. Bush (Bush I). This means that it has been in effect for at least sixteen years. We will average down to fifteen for simplicity sake. The law allows fifty-thousand immigrants in each year. The math from here becomes very simple, fifteen years of fifty-thousand immigrants each year has permitted seven-hundred-fifty-thousand immigrants and if ten percent could potentially be terrorists, that means that the Visa Lottery Program very probably has allowed seventy-five-thousand terrorists into the United States and will add an additional five-thousand terrorists every additional year it continues with its current lack of vetting and randomly handing out visas to anyone who applies. There are other considerations which we are overlooking such as the potential that al-Qaeda, Islamic State, Hezballah and other terrorist groups would not see this program as their personal invitation to easily infiltrate the United States and inundate the State Department personnel with their terrorists applying for an entry visa under the Visa Lottery Program. So, the seventy-five-thousand terrorists should be taken as a low-ball figure.


This program has quite probably done exactly what the administration has feared and was the reasoning behind President Trump’s temporary immigration restrictions from the very nations included as participants in the Visa Lottery Program until more severe vetting was put into place. Unfortunately, the administration appeared to be in desperate need of a lawyer or at least somebody with knowledge of the English language who could have made the wording of the travel restrictions somewhat less offensive and perhaps exacting enough to pass muster. Then again, that may never have been possible for the leftist judges in Maryland and Hawaii when one thinks of it. Perhaps that might be a good place to look next, the politics, as this is our area over which we usually write. It was rather peculiar that Senator Schumer, always one of the first to rush to the microphones after every shooting to demand “tougher gun control” came out with this statement after the Manhattan terror attack, “I guess it’s not too soon to politicize a tragedy. President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be focusing on the real solution — anti-terrorism funding — which he proposed cutting in his most recent budget.” I guess his experience politicizing every national firearm event makes his an expert at recognizing such acts.


Now for the shocker, we agree, this politicizing of every tragedy by one side or the other is not helpful and might even be further radicalizing the politics of both sides. Political extremism has become one of the bigger problems in the United States which can be traced to the political class as much as the media. One must feel for those moderates who have been completely erased from the political debate. Imagine the discussion in which there are three Trump true supporters, three ardent Hillary Clinton supporters and as many people who were really stressed and conflicted over which candidate to give their support. We would bet that the entire debate discussing what is needed in the United States would consist of six people, the two extremes, screaming back and forth often using choice language while the moderate people who would likely have the best hopes for the future cowering from the extremist who have completely abducted all the air from the political room. We really feel for the moderate Americans, assuming that any actually exist since the election. Everything we have witnessed has indicated that somebody killed the moderate people who believed in reasoned debate and working together to find solutions to the problems. Imagine if the Congress and the President worked together and instead of immediately throwing the other side to the wolves after every event. If there is a mass-shooting the Democrat and Republican Progressives all run screaming that all guns must be made illegal, or usually they demand that assault rifles be banned even when the weapons used were all handguns. When there is a terror attack, the other side demands that every immigrant be inspected and vetted to the nth degree. There are other polarizing subjects and almost every political discussion is how it is necessary that Washington find the solution.


Well, being some of the people who have their own extreme position, we are Jeffersonian Liberals, which means we support the originalist interpretations of the Constitution; we believe that demanding that Washington fix every problem is the problem. We believe that it is time for the States to take back their powers which Washington has stolen. The first step would be to abolish the Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII), take back the right of the States to determine how their Senators are chosen, and recommend that this power be returned to the State governments to make that choice. The original intent of the Constitution was for the House of Representatives to be the people’s house representing the will of the people and the Senate to be the State’s house representing the States and protecting the individual states and their rights from being infringed by the Federal Government. If one looks back over the history of the United States, the debt and sheer number of regulations and actual sheer oppression accelerated significantly after the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment. That act nullified the voice of the States allowing the Congress to mandate edicts to the States and take power from the individual states and vest in Washington making everything instead of a problem each state could address for themselves into a Federal problem. That was the death knell for State’s rights and the end of the Republic making the United States just another Democracy on its way to bankruptcy and eventually to some form of tyranny be it a fascist dictator or a communist all-powerful central government. That should be sufficient pontificating for today, thank you for reading.


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