Beyond the Cusp

November 29, 2018

Why the Left Hates Competitive Education

 

First, please allow us to define “Competitive Education.” All Competitive Education entails is allowing there to be competition in educating our most precious asset, our children. Whenever this is suggested, big money from the Teachers’ Unions and Labor Unions in general start claiming that if we go away from general public education, then there would be no schools operating in the inner cities, the children will all receive subpar education, only the wealthy children will be permitted into the best schools and a myriad of false accusations and strawman arguments which a casual investigation would reveal their complete vacuity. The accusation that only the wealthy would receive a decent education is so absurd simply because the wealthy already are not sending their children to the public schools and are instead using Competitive Education in choosing in which of the elite academies they will educate their children. They often make their determination after a serious assessment of their child’s particular needs. If their child is rebellious, they might decide that a strict academy where they children wear uniforms and rules are strictly applied and if their child has a learning disability, they choose a school which is suited to such challenges and lastly, if their child shows a particular proclivity towards some subject or ability, they would choose appropriately. But the omniscient overlords of the public school system wish to deny to everyone who is not wealthy the exact same system which the wealthy are able to afford. What if instead of forcing everyone into the one size fits all and often-subpar education system provided by the government, after all, name something the government provides which has proved superior to the same service provided privately. We often immediately hear that law enforcement, and we agree that the level of protection provided by those dedicated individuals who choose to train and provide law enforcement are above the average, but we will also point out that the wealthy often have private patrols and other applications of security which augments, and in some gated communities replaces, publically provided law enforcement.

 

Allow us to make a few other potential areas where the identical argument about public education would apply and we would like to see how many would prefer the government take over these other areas of products, after all, education is a product in which we are given limited and too often no choice beyond the location where we reside to determine the educational level our children will receive. The first and most obvious would be grocery stores. After all, without the government providing our groceries, how do we know that just because we live in a poor neighborhood that we are not going to receive second or third rate food choices or no food choices? Would we not desire that the government provide grocery stores with government distributed groceries and government employees stocking the shelves and as cashiers and every other position right down to government run farms to assure the right measure of fertilizer is used and only approved pesticides which will not harm the environment and water rationed to prevent runoff and on and on. This was how food was grown, harvested and distributed in Soviet Russia as well as a number of other socialist nations such as Zimbabwe which had been the highest food producing country in Africa and when a new governance took over the entire economy and placed their own people to raise their crops and tend their herds and they became the least productive food producing country within a matter of three or four years, the length of time it took to replace all the existing farmers, or at least most of them. We already have heard that people want healthcare provided from the government. In our studies of such systems, we have found one which performs adequately and it does so by allowing competitive healthcare facilities and private hospitals and physicians and with the competition for members in the separate plans offered by these companies, quality remains quite high and prices remain relatively low. In the purely one size fits all nations there are prolonged wait times for surgical procedures, cancer treatment, diagnostic tests (the one place the system in our preferred nation could use an upgrade), permission to see a specialist, for physical therapy and so many other items and unlike our preferred nations where private practice is permitted as long as you also provide a set amount of your services in one of the plans, most of the socialized medical systems forbid private practices. What about socialized, government clothing? Everybody gets the same styles from which to choose. China had this at the start of the Mao Zedong rule and it was wonderful seeing all the happy people dressed identically. Let’s face it, there is nothing that the government does better than private providers, with the grave exception of military power, something which any sane people would never entrust to private companies as then the wealthy would have too much power.

 

School House

School House

 

So, let us talk private schools and see what we can learn. First and foremost, there would be testing which would demand that students meet a minimal level of education in the necessities such as reading, writing, arithmetic, history, civics, sciences and even physical training for a level of fitness. The way these schools would be largely financed would be by having the monies currently spent on education divided by the numbers of students and the money would go to each school with each student. This would set a level of tuition which the most basic schools would charge with specialized schools potentially charging a higher tuition. Special needs education students would receive an additional amount divided from the current additional expenditures on a per student rate as the general education funds were divided. The general education schools could also provide specialization with the level required in the other subjects still requiring to be met. With private schools, the better schools would receive more students and be able to fill classroom sizes which could be regulated such that class sizes could not exceed a set figure, probably thirty or less as per regulations in each state. The states could be placed back as the primary sculptures of their school systems through their specific requirements. It would make sense for schools in central Nebraska to be more oriented to farming and such technologies while schools in the major cities would have less of an emphasis in these areas. Such decisions are best left to the individual states and counties, as they understand the requirements of their communities far better than would any bureaucrat in Washington D.C., where the current curriculums are mostly regulated. The testing regimens could be set at a level desired as minimal acceptable requirements from Washington D.C. but the specific requirements should be left to the individual states to determine any additional emphases. The better schools would survive and spread as their reputations spread and those whose level of proficiency was of a lesser quality would soon go out of business. Another advantage of such a system is that these schools would be answerable to the parents and far more approachable than the current public education systems which in many instances have virtually no means for parents to have any measurable influence. Teachers also would be rated individually and as such be more inclined to add to their education and become more qualified as well as staying up to date on the latest changes to their subject matter. We know that most of these reasons are an anathema to the teachers’ unions; who once a teacher gets tenure, they can coast along with no fear of being removed from their position. Further, the teachers’ unions in the majority of instances have become political influence peddlers and less education monitors. Their main interest is the continuation of schools as is and bigger salaries, less required class time, more specialized advisors, more counselors, administrative positions and a myriad of items with little if any influence on the level of education provided.

 

The argument is that schools would not be provided to remote regions such as low density farming communities or to many central areas in major cities where there are problematic reasons for low performance and other scare tactics. The city argument is ridiculous, as the students in these areas would take with them a premium fiscal incentive to provide education. This alone would be a great incentive as money talks. The arguments that in some areas the schools would choose not to admit troubled youths could be remediated by providing an additional scale for payment for schools taking any youth who had been expelled from another school. These children could be considered to be youths with special needs. Such schools should be given some additional leniency concerning their maintaining order in their classrooms. Further, an allowance might be made to have law enforcement officers stationed at these schools which would tend to blunt any precocious student deciding that they were permitted to have a violent outburst. Further, the schools would be responsible for student safety and in preventing the kind of incidents which have become all too common in schools. These incidents have occurred despite the availability of psychologists and other professionals placed in schools who are supposed to see such problems before they occur and not to provide the reasons why such events take place after the fact. With schools free to accept and expel, the environment in the classroom will become more conducive to learning, a major plus. One of the greatest problems in discipline was when because of costs, reform schools were dropped and new age approaches of placing discipline problem students into normal regimens in the claim that such an environment would prevent their acting out, and this was applied even to students who it was known had violent tendencies. Some schools may even provide special programs for just such students where a more regimented system where outbursts are not tolerated and other older tried and true methods applied to such students. Not everything is better just because it is a new approach; sometimes the old-school approach is more effective. Most difficulties would have applications which, as long as there is a need, there will be somebody to fill the niche, often at a price.

 

Schools could once more offer a series of hands-on job training giving student a skill which they could become licensed and qualified for apprenticeships or trade school certificate which would create graduates who could take any of the myriad of unfilled positions in what we derogatorily refer to as manual labor. There is nothing wrong with making a living using hands-on skills such as carpentry, plumbing, roofing, electronics repair or any of the many other skilled professions. We must refer to them as skilled professions and as an alternate route for those who choose to create actual physical objects which create the houses, malls and other structures or that repair medical equipment and other electronic items or even factory work with assembly, calibration and testing. Below is Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe in a suit speaking at the Independent Women’s Forum where he was awarded the Gentleman of Distinction award speaking about the growing gap of jobs which need filling which do not require a college education and the burdensome debt which comes with it. We also can bet that when they make education free for everyone, these free educational opportunities will exclude the menial positions, the way the elites in the ivory towers refer to those of us who perform the jobs which keep their worlds running smoothly with plenty of items produced by people without a college education. The stigma placed on these honorable professions is really doing our children a disservice as instead of running up a debt to gain a degree a youth could apprentice in a profession or even go to Caterpillar’s free school too become a heavy equipment operator and where they will place you in a job near whatever city you desire. For the professionals out there with the six-figure incomes, a heavy equipment operator after four years on the job which includes the first year with Caterpillar will match your six-figure salary working near New York or other major metropolis.

 

 

Many parents argument for why they are unable to place their children into a private educational facility is cost. For those who claim that their children are their most precious darlings of their lives, to them we simply ask, are such darlings not worth a small outlay of funds beyond what the government provides for worthwhile to provide the best for them? With the government outlays per student now given to the child to take with them, the cost of that private school may just have come within the reach of many such a parent, and would that not be worthwhile for them to finally be able to place their children in the schools they desire? The answer to both questions should be a resounding, “yes,” and is another reason privatizing education is something whose time has come. What will happen to all those educators currently in the public school system? Well, they will be able to find jobs with these private schools which will start to appear almost like weeds once they know that the money is there. Competition will keep the prices in check and competition will provide the best teachers receiving the higher salaries. Can you imagine teachers being given raises commensurate with the results of the education they provide the children and the decorum they manage in their classes? Schools will retain their best teachers and slowly weed out those whose methods and results prove to be less than expected. Those who are back to thinking that private schools would be a horrific idea, would you also desire government grocery stores and government clothing stores along with your government education system. Education is a lot like the weather, so many people complain about it but nobody does anything about it. Maybe the time has come to try something different. As Einstein was reputed to have said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” The reality is that the United States had private education for much of its history and the argument for public education was made to provide every student with an equal education which followed the prescribed curriculum such that the workforce would have a standard upon which they could depend. Many of the current results from the government run schools lays lie to such result, as many school systems no longer provide equal education in their schools or even an adequate level of education. Colleges at all levels are finding that they are required to provide remedial education in the most basic subjects without credit for incoming students often adding another year to their time required to graduate. What does this tell you about the level of education the average student are receiving in government schools; perhaps we should try something else and see how it turns out. We would love to see a state decide to try private education taking whatever Federal money they receive and taking the money they provide and dividing it into a per student amount. They could even sell off their school buildings to any system and making sure that different systems are provided with these facilities thus increasing competition. If any state were permitted to try this as a test case and the bureaucrats in Washington D.C. could permit their control freak tendencies to go into remission just for one state, then that could be the test case and any problems addressed as they are encountered. Imagine if such a test were permitted in, oh let’s pick someplace which would represent the nation as a whole, how about Illinois as it has Chicago plus a fair number of decent sized and small metropolitan regions as well as some rural farming communities thus it just might make a representative test case. Would it be simply unthinkable to Americans to accept private education where they would actually have to make decisions as to their children’s education? They choose the food their children eat, the clothes they wear and almost every other aspect of their life, but education which should be amongst the most important items just has to be trusted to the government. That simply does not make sense and is completely counterintuitive.

 

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October 18, 2018

When Will a New Israeli Leadership Arise?

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Yesterday, a rocket fired out of Gaza was missed being intercepted by the vaunted Iron Dome. Yes, it does miss every once in a while, which is why its efficiency is approximately ninety-percent, which means it misses one out of every ten. Of course, this will be investigated and will eventually lead to additional lines of code or changes in lines of code so they will be adjusted in order to increase that efficiency. That particular missed rocket landed within a major city, the city of Be’er Sheva, making this event more important and requiring an entire article leading to the general question of the title. This rocket had measurably more explosive in its warhead than previous rockets of the same variety. Making matters even worse, the rocket struck a residential area damaging homes and causing light injuries and numerous people suffering from shock, all of whom were treated at the area and then transferred to Soroka Hospital for further care. Below are a number of pictures of the damage taken from this article from Arutz Sheva where there are additional pictures and a video of the aftermath. This could have been a far more tragic attack launched from Hamas ruled Gaza. For the harrowing account of mother and her three young boys please read this article and send the family prayers and help if you are able. Gaza may as well be a terror country where the people are held hostage to their own hatreds which are capitalized upon by their leaders who tuck away hundreds of millions to billions of dollars while the majority of the people suffer. This vicious attack could have easily murdered a dozen people or more if Israel did not have an early warning system. The sirens are sounded within seconds of the detection of a launch and they are activated in the region where it is tracked to strike and to which Israelis are trained to immediately head for the closest shelter. For those Israelis in an unfamiliar area, we are trained to simply follow the largest group as they probably know where the shelter is located. Israel invests in warning systems and the Iron Dome interceptor system as to us every life is precious. In Gaza where Hamas runs the show, they spend their investments in tunnels through which to attack and kidnap Israeli citizens and rockets with which to terrorize Israelis and disturbing many nights sleep for countless people. But we have talked about these terror marketers too often and, to be honest, are as tired as writing about it as the world is in hearing about these terror rockets et. al.

 

House Struck by Hamas Rocket First Picture

House Struck by Hamas Rocket First Picture

 

House Struck by Hamas Rocket Second Picture

House Struck by Hamas Rocket Second Picture

 

The Mayor of Be’er Sheva was quite upset and likely, this may have led to speak a truth which honestly required saying well before now. Speaking in an interview with Reshet Bet, Danilovich said, “This reality is untenable. What’s been happening in the Jewish towns around Gaza for many months already is an impossible reality. A sovereign country cannot allow this to be its routine. This is a routine that we are not willing to live with, and the State of Israel must provide solutions.”

 

There were official responses from the higher level of government from Jerusalem. Let us start with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who was quoted speaking following a security assessment of recent rocket attacks, said that Israel is “not prepared to accept the level of violence that we see week after week…We have exhausted all the options, all the possibilities, and now the time has come to make decisions. We must strike Hamas hard, and this is the only way to bring the situation back to normal and lower the violence…” Yada, yada, yada, we have all heard these boilerplate comments after every attack. The only difference is if they claim the rockets did not rise to a level serious enough… or if the terror comes from Mahmoud Abbas’s goons it goes, this was a lone wolf who we will track down, or , we have the terrorist in custody and there will be consequences and we may raze the family’s house. These responses need to be rejected by the Israeli people and a demand needs to be raised throughout the country for the government to take these attacks as seriously as do those injured, traumatized or who, when it becomes tragic as many attacks recently have caused, families having to bury the victims of these terror attacks. Elections will be upon Israel within the next year and perhaps we should demand during questioning at every event for the candidate standing before us to explain what they will do about terrorism, why they will do this about terrorism, how they will do what they propose about terrorism and finally, how and why should we be patient while they actually continue to blow smoke at us and continue collecting their fat salaries while not honestly protecting Israel and her precious people?

 

The time is the immediate future that Israel has the backing from the world, or at least sufficient cover from some directions which may or may not ever return to such favorability in the remainder of time, and can actually finally end the threats once and for all and completely declaring the State of Israel with the boundaries promised after World War I. It is time for Israel to take the entirety of our land and return those who are our enemies to somewhere beyond our borders permanently. The time is now to act and not to wait for our enemies to get tired of the response of bombing unmanned guard posts, empty training fields at 3:00AM or striking places with an aim of doing minimal damage with no casualties if possible and still having something which can be made to sound impressive if stated with the right descriptors. According to Channel 10 news, “No Gazans were killed in the IDF’s retaliatory bombing, since the IDF’s jets only attacked empty guard posts and fields.” Really, that is a retaliation? Who exactly was this aimed to intimidate and exactly how would that intimidation be executed exactly?

 

There was another person quoted who after the Be’er Sheva attack was Former Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari called on IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and the cabinet ministers to resign stating, “You’d be surprised. It seems that restraint and acceptance in the face of terror are increasing desire for more. The IDF is attacking empty bases, and the results will be very bitter. Eizenkot and the security cabinet should hand in the keys.” He was referring to Hamas, but his comment could come after any of the numerous recent and heartbreaking attacks. This is ridiculous permitting our enemies to simply take potshots at our people and our just hoping for the best. This muted and hypocritical attitude of demanding that the IDF choose targets which will cause the least numbers of casualties on our enemies. Their attacks are targeted to cause the maximum murders, not just casualties, but dead Israelis. The terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld was shot by Ari Fuld who chased the terrorist, despite suffering a fatal knife wound in his back slicing through vital organs, as did possibly two other security personnel preventing him from also murdering a second Israeli, a woman who was fleeing for her life. On the border of Gaza, every day is riot day and see how much of the Israeli fields and homes one can launch kites and balloons in order to burn to the ground Israeli fields and homes and even, if the rioter hits the Hamas jackpot, maybe injure or murder an Israeli. They also throw grenades at the IDF troops and positions and some even fire bullets at the IDF positions. These are the riots with murderous intents that the Europeans and leftists the world over claim are peaceful protests against Israeli occupation. There are no Israelis in Gaza and no IDF in Gaza and have not been since August of 2005. The blockade of the terror enclave was not initiated until 2007, when Hamas took control of Gaza in a violent coup. But why let reality get in the way of condemning Israel.

 

That condemning of Israel is another reason for Israeli leadership to finally end the charade of responding to terrorism claiming that the attacks are taking their toll when the reality is they simply make the leadership laugh and entice them to continue to take every opportunity to attack and maybe murder Israelis. This deadly dance has been going on with the Arabs, as some Arabs who are Israelis have joined in attempting to murder other Israelis as well as those under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas working for the same end, has been going on ever since Prime Minister Rabin along with Simon Peres, Yossi Beilin, Yair Hirschfeld, Ron Pundak, Uri Savir representing Israel were conned by Norwegian officials Jan Egeland, the Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister who provided political cover, facilities and finances for the negotiations, Johan Jørgen Holst as the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Terje Rød-Larsen as a Norwegian facilitator during the negotiations and Mona Juul as another Norwegian facilitator with aid and assistance from the United States Department of State initiated and involved Israel in the worst deal of Israeli history since splitting into two nations around 900 BCE, called the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords were initially to be a five year attempt at peace and then extended and eventually altered into the Roadmap and then the pressure under President Obama for Israel to surrender to the Palestinian Arabs and despite Israel actually attempting to almost completely surrender but fortunately the Arabs refused any solution because they desire only one solution, the complete and total destruction of Israel and the subjugation and then elimination of every Jew. This demand which they never actually stated in English while stating exactly that demand repeatedly in Arabic, knowing the United States Department of State, the European Union, the United Nations, and most of the world’s politicians and their advisors are all incapable of translating Arabic spoken by any Palestinian Arab into another language with which they are familiar. We know that is difficult to believe, but what other explanation could there be as it is either they had no clue how to find out what the Palestinian Arabs were saying in Arabic or a bias against Israel hoping to keep the façade going until the Arabs would have finally destroyed Israel.

 

The time for playing games with the lives of the Israeli people must end permanently and immediately. The leadership must take whatever steps are required to end as rapidly as the IDF can press these terrorists and the societies which support them past the borders of Israel. No longer is it acceptable to read neighbor’s reporting on the insanity of having the house next door struck by a rocket and having to thank Hashem and the early warning sirens for their and their friends’, neighbors’ and others’ lives. Please read the account of this where part of the explicit and traumatizing story read, “A rocket just hit my neighbor’s house. Went right into it and smashed through one of the boy’s 2nd floor bedrooms and their whole 1st floor…except for their safe room…” Where we live, the safe room is close but likely may not be close enough if the initial launch from the closest area would arrive before we could make it to safety. Given thirty or so seconds to catch the cat and herd the dog into the safe room may or may not be fast enough, but we live with the faith that Hashem will provide cover for that short amount of time. This town was mostly abandoned during the Second Lebanon War, which is what we were told by some who lived through the horror and rode it out in place in a safe room for the entire length of the conflict. Israelis would live in their safe rooms without complaint if the government were promising and actually going to deliver on removing all of these threats once and for all. This would mean pressing the Palestinian Arabs across the Jordan River or Golan Heights, pushing Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the Sinai and clearing Hezballah completely from the Baka Valley and the regions south of the Litani River thus ending the threat by Hezballah and then ensuring by whatever means are required that we never face such threats again and absolutely refusing to permit any of these threats back within or on our borders. Lastly, the Israeli leadership must inform Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and finally Iran that no such threat will be tolerated ever again and whomever attempts to place such a threat on the borders of Israel or claim they have a desire to erase Israel will be taken seriously as not just a threat but as an act of war and responded to accordingly. When the United Nations and European Union demand that Israel return to the previous situation, they are to be ignored and if they persist, then further steps need be taken. For the United Nations, simply resign from that body and as for Europe, ask them to choose a side and to choose very carefully as much could depend on their next words. Then, once the threats have been removed, Israel must simply declare her rightful borders as per the map below.

 

Map of Israel, Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace, which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

Map of Israel,
Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace,
which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

 

No longer must the leadership of Israel be more concerned with the lives of those from the regions of terror than they do their own population. Anyone in the government which is unable to take the necessary and required steps to assure the safety of Israelis into the future in perpetuity should be replaced by any party desiring in ruling our nation. The future of the people of Israel must be the first and foremost challenge for any Israeli government. When a government fails in this task, it needs to fall and allow the people of Israel to choose a government which will take that responsibility seriously. That is and should always be the first and foremost responsibility of any government, not just the Israeli government, and like any other nation, Israel has the right to take the steps necessary for the safely of her people. If none of the existing parties within the Israeli fractured and confusing compilation of parties is willing or able to make Israel safe from these threats, then maybe there need be a new party which is capable of providing the protection and safety for which governments are supposed to be assembled and elected to perform. This result is one that the people of Israel need demand of their political class otherwise the people need to take the reins of power with their own new and determined party.

 

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October 16, 2018

Democrat Plan to Win Midterms is Deviously Brilliant

 

The Democrats are pulling out all the stops to regain Congress at the midterm election coming up next month. Former President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House wannabe Nancy Pelosi are just two of the high profile Democrats who have been visiting and speaking at colleges and universities stressing the importance of the youth to register and vote for the Democrats if they desire there to be anything left of America when they graduate. They claim that the Democrats are the ones responsible for the growing economy as President Obama’s fiscal planning is paying dividends now and the recent gains have nothing to do with President Trump and his tax cuts and other stimulus programs. They talk to these kids using the same messages that their humanities professors use in class talking about safety nets and caring about the underprivileged plus their stressing economic fairness and sharing the wealth. The Democrats are counting on these young voters coming out on Election Day to give their votes robotically for every Democrat challenger or at least against the Republican. The main person touring in this blitz to gain voters has been the former President which makes complete sense since it was his Presidential campaign which so heavily depended upon the youth vote.

 

One might ask, though we would hope they already knew, why do the Democrats think this plan can work again? Well, first and foremost, college and university kids, and even some high school seniors, are not nuanced or have had sufficient experience to honestly know neither what each party platform contains nor what the programs of each party hold effects on the economy and job markets. Even worse is that many of the youth in their humanities classes have been fed a steady diet of socialist ideals and leftist ideologies as well as being told that the Democrat Party is either the savior of humankind or at least the less dangerous party with the Republican Party being the spawn of the Devil or worse. This indoctrination is what much of the humanities program has become with reasoned thought and any amount of debate being removed and everything becoming a leftist echo chamber. This, of course, does not produce Republican voters and for these kids to finally realize the truth takes sometimes a few years of watching half their paychecks being eaten up by taxes and any overtime they work, they see the additional pay goes to the government as punishment for working hard. Others, like my daughter, figured out that working for a living meant one needs to earn sufficient to support two people, oneself and one the government supports often to a standard of living exceeding the one the worker is left with after the government takes their percentage. The added onus of supporting the first introductory steps for a single payer healthcare system has taken an even deeper bite out of their pay and that will only continue to result in even more and larger bites taken from them. There is an adage that young Democrat voters become Republicans with age. This adage has far too many exceptions which may be why it is slowly retreating from use, but there is still that percentage for whom it is still valid.

 

The next question is will the Democrat strategy work or fail outright. Well, working for the Democrats means that they take back both houses with sufficient Senate control that impeachment comes into play. Should the Democrats honestly believe that they have gained such powers, one can expect them to possibly test them with a run to impeach Justice Kavanaugh. Succeeding at that, one can fully expect their next target to be President Trump followed by the newly installed President Pence once he vetoes a single piece of leftist legislation sent his way from Congress. This would occur in a flash time-wise as that is necessary such that Pence is impeached before the Senate has taken up their role to approve the replacement he has named to be his Vice President. By doing it this way, the Democrats will have placed the Speaker of the House into the Oval Office and gained the White House. This is a central concept which we need to keep in mind; the Democrats visualize this midterm election as potentially providing them with an easy walk into the Oval Office and doing so with style and pizzazz. But for their hopes to be realized, they need a majority in the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate. We doubt they will be capable of taking such control of the Senate, so their plots will depend on swaying the weaker Republicans. That may be more difficult as Senator Jeff Flake will be gone and apparently Senator Collins has reestablished herself with the Republicans and with President Trump, for now.

 

Right Wing or Left Wing

Right Wing or Left Wing

 

The Democrat Party will require far more than a straight-up election can possibly provide as President Trump has been good for many people and there is hope in the populace, and that counts as votes at the polls. Additionally, the Republican base is energized as they were appalled by the treatment and disgusting antics, in their eyes, resorted to by the Democrats to attempt to pressure Justice Kavanaugh into withdrawing his name or having the President fold by withdrawing his nomination. Should President Trump send a nomination to replace the retiring Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations, as such hearings have purported to make the Kavanaugh lynching appear like a six-year-olds imaginary tea party with her three favorite dolls, the Democrats will have displayed their undo and treacherous policy of power at any cost and give no ground or comfort to their perceived enemies. The Democrats no longer see North Korea or China or Russia or any foreign power as an enemy. Their sole enemies are the Republicans, every last one of them. The Democrat Party has announced their intentions even before a list of possible replacements has been released or even queried by any news outlet that they are going to destroy whomever President Trump may appoint just on the principle of the process. The Democrats have announced that they no longer see the Senate’s job when it comes to any Presidential appointments as Advise and Consent but more of Search and Destroy. It has been intimated that even should the nominee be a woman that that will not avail her of a free ride; she will face just a vicious and ferocious series of personal attacks on her person. The far left of the Democrat Party has taken control and has told President Trump to prepare as Hell is coming to dinner. They have announced their intention on every Trump appointment to stall and demand additional paperwork, FBI investigations, NSA phone records on each appointee and whatever else they can dredge up, up to and including sexual accusations from any point in the candidate’s life just to make each appointee into damaged goods whose work will always be tainted by their public denuding their most intimate secrets even they are required to invent some and find people willing to make such claims on even the most shaky of grounds or accuracy of their memories. The coming hearings, whenever they arrive, to affirm the new United Nations Ambassador should be in depth and look at the complete person and their background as it pertains to holding the position and not becoming the target of somebody leveraging something from their past to force them to act in some way other than they normally would have taken. The problem is that the Democrat Party leadership is not aiding the vetting process as much as they are shredding the rules of civility and going straight for the jugular in an attack meant to destroy, not to clarify and definitely not to confirm. Any further appointments made by President Trump will fall along party lines.

 

The Democrat Party will require far more than a straight-up election can possibly provide as President Trump has been good for many people and there is hope in the populace, and that counts as votes at the polls. Additionally, the Republican base is energized as they were appalled by the treatment and disgusting antics, in their eyes, resorted to by the Democrats to attempt to pressure Justice Kavanaugh into withdrawing his name or having the President fold by withdrawing his nomination. Should President Trump send a nomination to replace the retiring Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations, as such hearings have purported to make the Kavanaugh lynching appear like a six-year-olds imaginary tea party with her three favorite dolls, the Democrats will have displayed their undo and treacherous policy of power at any cost and give no ground or comfort to their perceived enemies. The Democrats no longer see North Korea, China, Russia, or any foreign power as an enemy. Their sole enemies are the Republicans, every last one of them. The Democrat Party has announced their intentions even before a list of possible replacements has been released or even queried by ant new outlet that they are going to destroy whomever President Trump may appoint just on the principle of the process. The Democrats have announced that they no longer see the Senate’s job when it cones to any Presidential appointments as Advise and Consent but more of Search and Destroy. It has been intimated that even should the nominee be a woman that that will not avail her of a free ride; she will face just a vicious and ferocious series of personal attacks on her person. The far left of the Democrat Party has taken control and has told President Trump to prepare as Hell is coming to dinner. They have announced their intention on every Trump appointment to stall and demand additional paperwork, FBI investigations, NSA phone records on each appointee and whatever else they can dredge up, up to and including sexual accusations from any point in the candidate’s life just to make each appointee into damaged goods whose work will always be tainted by their public denuding their most intimate secrets even they are required to invent some and find people willing to make such claims on even the most shaky of grounds or accuracy of their memories. The coming hearings, whenever they arrive, to affirm the new United Nations Ambassador should be in depth and look at the complete person and their background as it pertains to holding the position and not becoming the target of somebody leveraging something from their past to force them to act in some way other than they normally would have taken. The problem is that the Democrat Party leadership is not aiding the vetting process as much as they are shredding the rules of civility and going straight for the jugular in an attack meant to destroy, not to clarify and definitely not to confirm. Any further appointments made by President Trump will fall along party lines.

 

Justice Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Photo Shoot

Justice Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Photo Shoot

 

This take no prisoners approach to appointees is the same approach to be used in the midterm elections. One can expect fierce and brutal attacks on any Republican who is running in a close race according to polls, the real polls and not the ones in the New York Times. The one thing which will require close attention is the investigations into voter fraud, ballot box stuffing, absentee ballots whose voters also attempt to vote in person, illegal immigrants being permitted to vote and every kind of fraudulent means of cheating on the election. It was Joseph Stalin who phrased it best stating, “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” This was an area where Joseph Stalin knew how to fake an election. First, you must make it appear that you have the same number of total votes as were likely to have been cast. Further, the number of votes must not outnumber the number of registered voters. Finally, one should keep the percentages real and believable. If you win an election by such a landslide that it casts questions, such as elections in Islamic regions where the chosen winners gain well over half of the final count giving them over 90% of the vote, then the result is too slanted to be believable. Stalin knew enough to have his victories be by a more believable margin with him rarely claiming over 60% of the votes. But in the end, win by one vote or win by tens of thousands or even more, they all place you in as elected and nothing more. People claim that by winning by a larger majority one received prestige which allows them greater pressure and urgency on the items they propose, but they still only have one vote and for leaders, the public can be fickle and turn on you in an instant if you appear lost and unable to secure the passage of your programs. But the Democrats desire only one thing, power and with it, control; but they want complete power and total control, no half measures will satisfy them. This is the reason behind their attacks whether they are attacking President Trump or the members of his cabinet and his security personnel. They want that one of theirs be granted the title of President and can thus appoint their own Vice President making their control complete. They want the situation President Obama enjoyed his first two years where he had a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives and over sixty in the Senate permitting his passage of anything he proposed that year. But can we explain their plan to win back Congress?

 

Actually, we already gave the separate parts, so allow us to wrap it all together and present the final thoughts. Their initial aim is to take control of Congress. This they believe is dependent upon their ability to get the youthful voters to the polls so expect buses filled with students rolling up to vote headquarters. Expect the Democrats to utilize every trick to game the system where such appears necessary. The Democrats have already intimated their intents to cheat where required and the vote is competitive and the winner is uncertain at around five-o-clock in the afternoon, a time when many of the poll watchers leave to get something to eat. As the voting is most often performed electronically, and the separate systems are not networked beyond their voting regions, each system will require different expertise. Then there are those systems where they continue to utilize paper ballots which are counted manually and kept well out of reach for ballot stamping. One should always be very skeptical when upon opening a box containing voter ballots one finds a second box. One should become even more skeptical if all of these voters were cast for one candidate. Further, be suspicious of anything which appears out of the question for if it appears to be problematic, then it probably will turn out to at least raise questions. The Democrats also believe their take no prisoners approach to nominations will impress the youth with their spirit that President Trump can be completely thwarted and cause them to show up to the midterm vote and swing the necessary races to the Democrats. They are not feeding these kids on any real message beyond Democrats really good people and Republican are repulsive creatures from outer space. This, combined with their tough, no holds barred wrestling of appointees such as Brett Kavanaugh and will further drive these youth out to vote. They believe that with former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama hitting the college and university campuses will bring the youth to the polls in numbers as had swept Barack Obama into the White House. This reliance on the youth to come out and vote for the Democrat politicians in the midterms appears to be a long shot at best. Without the President running and the big names such as Obama being bantered by the media, the youth vote will more than likely choose to live out their lives in their insulated communities and not leave campus or even seek out their on campus voting location.

 

Meanwhile, the former President and many others are furious over the fact that President Trump has single-handedly undercut the progresses made in the ‘New World Order’ causing deep delays and potential danger of breaking entirely into the Deep State and destroying all their work developing the Deep State into an operating machine which would complete their control over the people. President Trump is doing what he is able to do and doing so wherever he finds an opening. The problem with attempting to counter President Trump is his seeming irrational thought has few if any predictable methodologies. Still, despite, or possibly because, of this Helter Skelter methodology, President Trump has done more to disrupt and dismantle the Deep State than any predecessors were capable of accomplishing even in four or eight years. This accomplishment alone will place President Trump into history lauded as a great President who was very effective, despite having to initially face down his own Party and its detractors, many of which are retiring in this or the next election. He placed two strict constructionists who believe in the original document and that the intended meaning of the Constitution is what is to determine the Constitutionality of laws and that Constitution was set in stone when written and is not a living Constitution evolving over time permitting people to reinterpret the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remainder of the Amendments. President Trump signed an executive order to all his cabinet Secretaries demanding they delete two regulations for every one they produce. If this could only be kept in operation for a number of decades, then we might actually see some real progress, but the Deep State has many layers and thusfar President Trump has only cut the epidermis and even that only superciliously. The Power of the Deep State to write regulations which for intents and purposes carry the weight of law is what requires being not only trimmed but excised. Only when the Congress is forced to write the entirety of each law with its definitions defined within the law along with punishments for noncompliance leaving little if any room for ideologues to write regulations, will it be then that the Deep State will slowly devolve as the numbers of legal minds hired by each agency are let go for lack of work for them to do and no mischief in which they can play. We will see what the results are in next months midterm elections and that will decide much. Should the Republicans buck trends and actually make gains, then he will be able to pursue his personal agenda and complete many of his other campaign promises. Only once President Trump has such power will the Deep State be annulled and much power returned to the elected members of Congress.

 

One can only hope that President Trump is even able to empower the individual states by returning numerous powers to the states ending their usurpation by the Federal Government. Much of what the Federal Government has is too many agencies which are mucking things up with the most obvious and should be the first to be cut, education. The education of people’s children should be decided at each school or at least school district. Policy and programs of schools should never have become centralized. The same is true in so many other areas. Further, the furor over the possibility for overturning Roe vs Wade has been “Much Ado About Nothing.” The result of such an event would be leaving the abortion question up to each state or potentially each county. Our proposing that every piece of legislation be fully fleshed out with all regulations and fines or punishments included leaving nothing further; we would find that the Representatives and Senators would be passing far fewer pieces of legislation.

 

This would in a manner of speaking return some powers to the individual states and beyond as counties flex their muscles as will cities and even metropolitan regions. Perhaps we can get the attitude in Washington D.C. to change and adopt the old adage which was attributed to President Thomas Jefferson which states, “The government that governs best governs least.” The American dream was a nation run by town councils with their permitting limited powers to pass to the counties who in turn would delegate even less to the state who would permit the federal governance do only those things denied the states by the Constitution or reserved to it by that same document. It is a laudable idea for every piece of legislation undertaken by the Congress to have a cover letter explaining from whence power to do so legally under the Constitution originates. The split we are witnessing in the United States are standing on opposing sides of this issue and this is the central piece of contention, namely is the Federal Government something for which all power gravitates or is the power best utilized at the local level where they are to be applied. The Democrats favor an all-powerful centralized governance which has unlimited powers and no restrictions which inevitable leads to fascism and the enslavement of the individual for the good of the whole.

 

The Trump supporters cherish individual power and the decentralizing of power as well as making the use and application of power be performed in the light of day in the floors of Congress and not in the dark recesses of the Deep State which currently simply spits out regulations demanding us to do this which forbids us to do that. If one were to go through Federal Law, say simply the laws regarding filing of paperwork in order to represent foreign companies and individuals, at some point, they would find that there are requirements for the filing of a certain form while another regulation makes it a crime to utilize that very form for the same purpose which means that, either way, you are breaking one or the other regulation. The result is neither is enforced until one wishes to leverage information or to get them to turn over on somebody closer to their target, in this case Manafort to turn over on President Trump, he refused, they prosecuted. Manafort refused and apparently will be sentenced to jail though he will be given one final chance to incriminate President Trump or else. But the main thing to remember, the Democrat success depends on uninformed people voting for them out of fear and other emotional reasons. The Republicans are mostly voting to try and rescue their nation which they see as being very ill and on life support. They desire their nation back. Both will end up depending upon the Hispanic population which will likely become the new majority.

 

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