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March 1, 2019

The Continuing March to the All-Powerful State

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We hear much about the split between right and left political parties and individuals. With a media fed by leftist academia, there is the dual-attack on everything not progressive, the new word which replaced liberalism because liberalism had its name destroyed and tied to failed policies. The interesting thing about this change is that when the progressive politicians had destroyed the name of progressivism, at that time they changed their name to liberals hoping that their ideas and policies could be sold as liberating instead of the stifling which progressivism had come to represent. It was Hillary Clinton who referred to herself as an early Twentieth Century progressive when she attempted to strip herself of the liberal label. This worked almost well enough for her to win the Presidency on her second try. She was counting on the fact that most people have little recollection of what exactly was a progressive of the early Twentieth Century and thus she could define herself as the candidate for progress. This has been the systematic redefining that the socialists have had to do to avoid being labeled exactly what they are, Statists. The progressives, and the liberals after them and now again with the moniker progressives have always stood for has been socialism and the empowerment of government. They offer programs which sound marvelous and all inclusive but these programs are all based on one simple concept, the government must be the provider of rights and all means of survival thus having the power to decide who lives and who does not. Gaining this power, despite the claim that they are empowering women, comes through in the abortion debate where the plans of Margaret Sanger remain alive and well within Planned Parenthood, to remove the unwanted types of people from the society through sterilization and abortion preventing their reproducing. This is also central in the discussion over euthanasia of the terminally ill and the elderly. What is almost always refused entry into this debate is the speed with which medical discoveries and breakthroughs are being made and how this will only become more miraculous with time and thus some who may choose to be euthanized may do so only to have their loved ones read of a new miraculous cure or treatment which could have returned their loved one to a productive and healthier life which could have continued for decades. The newest discussion in these areas has been the right of a parent to abort a disabled child after their birth simply because they are not prepared to make the sacrifices required by their infant’s disability or illness. Thankfully, this was not the custom when Ludwig van Beethoven who was almost completely deaf, and as such in his time was most definitely a difficult imposition on his parents. By the standards being touted today by the left, one such as Beethoven could be considered not worthy of the effort to be permitted to live.

 

While reading an article which took a slightly differing approach to the difference between the left and right, as stated in this article the difference was between Leftism and Americanism, an odd and not too sophisticated movie, which was amusing just the same, came to mind called, “Idiocrasy,” about life in the far future. We are not recommending rushing out to order this on Netflix or any other means to view it, that is unless you have some time to waste on puerile enjoyment and flatulence jokes used to set the level of the society and not intended to entertain. In the film, a not so intelligent soldier and a woman who volunteered for the financial reward end up in the 2500’s, where the society has all but collapsed due to government programs and regulations ruling every part of life and the general dumbing down of the population reaching its logical conclusion. The rest is unimportant beyond the fact that this is where every experiment by mankind has led to, or would given sufficient time, where the government gains total control over every facet of life, the means and methods of production and virtually everything is regimented by rigid regulations. Somehow, in Idiocracy, it led to humorous institutions run by ignoramuses where television shows of the basest variety are more important than working or virtually everything else. The world, by rule of law, is restricted to using an energy drink for everything for which Hashem gave us water and for some reason they are unable to grow food, yet everyone still eats. This comical look at a total socialist existence which had been in place for quite some time and where it invariably would lead is, in its own way, educating.

 

The reality of government dependence and reliance solely on the government to fix every little problem is that people will tend to lose their motivation to actually perform any actual service to the society. Socialism works well in small groups which have a common goal and where there can be societal shame used to motivate any slackers. Further, in a small group such as communes or the Israeli Kibbutzim, members who are not pulling their weight and have no specialized skills making them worth carrying are often invited to leave the group and try being shiftless elsewhere. Such a control mechanism does not function with such means as shaming in a large, metropolitan society where often people know absolutely nothing about their neighbors. Also, when the goodies provided by the all-powerful government includes housing, then those who are completely dependent upon the government for their food, shelter and all other necessities end up residing together where their way of life is the norm and thus shaming again is useless, or in this case, nonexistent. Currently, there are two shining examples of a completely socialist governance and where such leads, and they are North Korea and Venezuela. There is another item such societies posses, and that is a complete ban on private ownership of firearms. This makes the people completely dependent on government and with no power to resist any policy. They also make resisting anything the government may decide is necessary to continue ruling including deciding that certain people no longer have any right to exist. This can lead to the extermination of an entire group in any random basis such as the Nazi near extermination of European Jewry, and the Nazis were socialists, National Socialists. Currently, in both Venezuela and North Korea, people are starving and without their medications or any of the niceties of life such as toilet paper. Changing the leadership in either nation or infusing capital in an attempt to restart economic activity will result in throwing good money after bad as they will slowly grind their economic engine to a halt in order to serve government programs.

 

There is another oddity which we and some of our friends have discussed at length and come to what originally we thought was something odd, but later we reached some conclusions. The item we noted was that the people supporting leftism and the socialist agenda mostly resided in the larger cities while those who supported individualism, capitalism and such were those in the rural communities. This appeared perplexing, especially since we all resided in larger cities and would have politically stood with those from the rural areas, so obviously this was not a universal qualifier. We finally hit upon the differentiating factor, or at least we settled for this reasoning. Disclaimer, we are not necessarily the sharpest knives in the drawer. What we found was that in each of our lives, should something break or if we did not have the exact item needed to complete some task, we would improvise and get the item functioning or complete the job and then, when it was more convenient, we would go and get the correct item or fabricate some elaborate piece and actually repair or complete some task. This did not mean we would use a roll of pennies instead of a fuse in our homes, but we would wrap a gum wrapper around a fuse in something like a flashlight to get it to function when needed and later replace the fuse. None of us admitted to doing such with the fuse in a vehicle, but we all knew that at least some of us had probably committed such a not so brilliant fix. The people we all knew who were avowed leftists, and yes, we managed to remain friends with such people because they can be perfectly wonderful people and even good friends, until something breaks, but we avoided talking politics with them as we realized long ago that leftists must find their own path taking them off the government plantation. Truth be told, some of us were once leftists and have found our way to self-reliance. And that the term which most often delineates leftists from those on the right, is self-reliance. It actually comes down to do you at least try to repair things yourself or do you wait for a repair person to come and repair it because they were trained for such jobs.

 

We noted another difference which was less obvious and had a greater number of exceptions. What we noted was that most of the leftists worked either in a union, an office, or some regimented type of work where people were, to varying degrees, interchangeable while the more conservative people worked often in some form of repair or technical work and often for smaller companies where each person has their particular specialty which adds to the whole and all are able to perform multiple jobs required by their employers. What we were never quite able to get our arms around was why the vast majority of highly educated university graduates were almost all leftists, and the more education they had and the more advanced degrees they had attained, the stronger this attachment. This may be due to our age and the majority of these highly educated varieties of people we meet are often twenty or more years younger than ourselves. We also had noticed that the highly educated which were closer to our age were more likely not to be leftists and abhorred socialism. We might have fallen into the trap of believing age has something to do with political views, but we know far too many people our age who are committed leftists. These other descriptions appeared to be somewhat more accurate and telling.

 

George Orwell’s Animal Farm

George Orwell’s Animal Farm

 

We understand the concept of assisting the poor, especially those who have some disabling difficulty which prevents their being gainfully employed. Special instances must not become generalized privileges available to the general public at large. We understand the necessity for taking care of the elderly, but this too is not universal as there are those of advanced age who are still fully capable and there are some who prefer working to taking a government handout. It is for these people that we oppose age restrictions such as mandatory retirement age. Some people can be unable to functionally work due to age and other related injuries and complications at age forty-five while other people are still vigorous and fit at age seventy plus. One-size fits all rules are seldom a great idea as, in case you may have missed this, people are all different with different needs, abilities and desires. This is part of the problem when the government makes rules for the society; these rules are, by necessity, one-size fits all. What is interesting is that those who make these rules always find some means of excusing themselves from the same rules. The example which has always upset us and our friends was when regulations and rules were passed to make insider trading of stocks and bonds illegal, the legislators of Congress and their senior aides and advisors, you know, the people most likely to have insider information and even information even insiders do not have access to such as who is about to get the big defense contract, these people were exempted from all prosecution for insider trading. This should provide everyone with the answer as to how people after four years in an elected government position or high post for an elected member of the government become multi-millionaires when they were almost dirt poor upon entering office. Rules, what rules, we are the governing, not the governed, we do not have to obey the rules. Members of Congress cannot be ticketed for speeding or other driving violations as long as they are on their way to the office, that is another great rule which is just wrong. These are just a taste to get everybody upset. The other item you will see is even in Venezuela and North Korea the leadership and their friends and the military eat and live well, the closer to the leader, the better one lives. Socialism is all for equal treatment of the common people and not of the privileged people. Those who matter, matter and those that don’t, don’t, it is that simple. To quote George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” To that, we need add nothing as if you do not understand this, you will never understand socialism and the privilege of the governing, something relatively valid no matter the governance. All governments will tend to grow and once they pass a certain size, they are next to impossible to bring back under the control of the people as they have amassed too much power and the ability to know far more than is required to govern about every individual and more so once you become a person they find interesting, gain ballot access to Congress and you will find out exactly how interesting you can become. Thomas Jefferson stated, “The government which governs best governs least.” Unfortunately, the government which will govern least is the one with the least number of employees. When it comes to government, the first thing that matters is whether they are capitalist or socialist, the next is whether they are elected or some form of plutocracy, and finally, no matter what you have heard, size matters. After these three items, the rest can be diced out by the people for the government still belongs to the people and not the people to the government.

 

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November 20, 2018

Out Come the Pitchforks and Long Knives

 

Former and assumed next Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was all sugarplums and sweet herbal teas in her little performance for the media the other day promising on working with President Trump to accomplish those things the American people are demanding. Then in behind the scenes discussion which so many of the soon to be majority Democrat House of Representatives members were so bubbling over that too much reached the ears of some media and then the public. Well, Ms. Pelosi was correct on their working with President Trump if that means working him over. Every potential Committee Chair has announced at least one and usually multiple probes into the business, campaign, Russia, medical records, tax returns, business practices, real estate holdings, graft of government funds to his business partners during time in office and a plethora which would be way too long to even begin to list. Basically, we can expect investigations in multitudes, subpoenas in even greater numbers, calling of witnesses, testimonies, grandstanding, accusations and probably at least one attempt at Impeachment. Then there will be the other side of giving it to the people in the style the Democrats insist is for the people’s own good. There will be Medicare for all, free college tuition, gun control, firearms confiscation and buy-backs, $15.00/hour minimum wage called a living wage, abolishing ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement), end all financing of border wall, open borders, amnesty for illegal immigrants, restoring anchor baby policies, and a slew of Internet controls with many based on user information such as location, real name, federalizing those functions which are deemed vital or requiring government supervision along with other proposals all really intending to remove any anonymity, make all posts traceable to the author, and they will claim this will prevent hacking of user accounts or at least make it easier to trace such hacks and arrest those engaged in such activities. We are not sure how this would work with at least half, if not sizably more, of Internet users outside the United States thus beyond the reach of such laws. This will simply be the way for the United States agency, which will obviously need to be formed, simply growing year after year gaining power and instituting regulations which have but the mere slightest attachment to laws passed for completely other reasons which they will use to slowly but ever so surely lead to the government of the United States being able to prosecute those who “unfairly” attack Congress or Presidents or anything which they can regulate as illegal. This will very quickly lead to censorship of Internet posts even which are written in foreign countries on the basis that they pass through servers based in the United States. This will mean that it will become impossible to question the news reported by the mainstream media as doing so will be considered a breach of civility on the Internet media. Should they ever get these powers, we would soon be banned from posting which would leave us with far too much time on our hands.

 

The question is not will the Democrats in the House of Representatives overplay their hand, it will be by how much will they overplay their hand and will it reach what we suspect it will, becoming a fiasco. None of the items they are pushing, which start with repealing all the Trump tax breaks and possibly raising taxes beyond where they previously were. This, they will claim, will be necessary in order to pay for their plans of Medicare for all and free tuition for all. We hope they will at least propose a limit to the amount of tuition they will reimburse, or pay outright, and require that in order to receive such funding that the students at least pass their courses. Then there is the Social-Democrat wing of the party which goes one-step further than the $15.00/hour minimum wage by also having the government guarantee a job for every person. Basically, all this proposition accomplishes is setting $15.00/hour as the minimum; everybody will receive this minimum wage even if they have no job because employment is a right for everyone thus you must be employed even if you are employed to sit at home. Of course, this will immediately drive up the minimum wage if people can stay home and make the same amount of salary as they could flipping burgers, sweeping floors, cleaning bathrooms or any of the thousands of menial jobs which are considered minimum wage. Of course, if the government did what I would propose if guaranteed work by the government became the law, then we would have street sweepers once again and there would be a number of literally shovel ready jobs picking up trash along the highways and byways or even clearing another Appalachian Trail for hikers from Maine to Georgia and an equally nice trail along the continental divide over two miles up on average in the Rocky Mountains. My bet is the menial labor described above would suddenly become very attractive. That would be fought tooth and nail by the Social-Democrats and most of the just plain Democrats because their proposed guaranteed employment has nothing to do with actual jobs. We just thought of another one which the Chinese used to employ their burgeoning population under Mao, they gave hundreds of people nail scissors and a ruler and started them on a lawn similar to the Mall in Washington D.C. and had them work from one end to the other cutting each blade one-by-one making sure all of them were exactly two inches long. When they reached the far end, approximately two miles in length and a quarter of a mile wide, they would be returned to the starting point to do it over and over. Another group could be set at cleaning the reflecting pool. Pictures below are courtesy of Wikipedia. We are sure that our leaders in the Congress and the department providing these guaranteed employments could have some great and challenging position to add to our suggestions.

 

Mall in Washington D.C. with Reflecting Pool

Mall in Washington D.C. with Reflecting Pool

 

Thankfully, none of these harebrained ideas will ever make it out of the Senate unless somebody spikes their water-cooler. Even should they get past the dignified realm of the Senate, there is still President Trump who we can be relatively assured would use his mean, red veto pen. What are coming are claims by the mainstream media that the Senate is blocking some of the greatest ideas ever put to paper and passed as legislation in the history of human history. We can also all but guarantee that everything which might be written and passed in the Senate will be greeted by equal lack of enthusiasm and not be passed by the house. These items the media will congratulate the great minds in the house who prevented these bills from the Senate from going any further. We hope, for the sake of all Americans, that when the House led by the Democrats demand that any further tax cuts only be passed in conjunction of sizable increases in social spending or include the ideas posed above, that the Senate, or at last resort, the President, refuse to allow spending frivolously and instead hold their ground and use these demands in the 2020 elections. There should be numerous excellent quotes which the average voter would realize the foolishness and potential dangers of such legislation ever becoming law and when President Trump is reelected that the people of America see fit to provide him with large majorities in both houses of Congress. It would not be any tragedy if President Trump received a second term with sixty-three Senators he could count on to assists him in accomplishing his agendas along with over two-hundred-fifty members of the House. This would give him a near identical Congress to work with as President Obama had when he passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote. As far as we can tell, that was the first time in modern history that the Republicans actually held their vote in a unanimous manner. Often, it seems like uniting the Republican in a block for a vote is much like herding cats.

 

We can pretty much sit back for two years where little if anything gets accomplished largely because the Democrats in the House will insist on attaching spending programs to every piece of legislation they send to the Senate and continue to demand their often useless spending programs holding needed items such as repair of infrastructure, defense programs, foreign aid and their favorite weapon, passing a budget. President Trump needs to have advisors who will assist him in holding the line and vetoing budgets which contain profligate spending even if doing so will shut down the government. The truth is, that when they shut down the government, they threaten the citizens with closing the parks, closing schools (which they do not directly fund), closing libraries (which means the Library of Congress as the others are locally funded the same a schools) holding military paychecks hostage, holding Social Security hostage, refusing to fund anything the people would feel the hurt the most and taking away anything which will appear to be cruel-hearted and cold just to threaten the President with being blamed for these impositions. President Trump could Tweet the reality of Congress, meaning the House Democrats, are spiking the budget with unnecessary spending increases and he can point out that when they scream that the Republicans are demanding a cut to some spending they prefer, they really mean that the Republicans are not increasing spending as much as they demand, and that is true even when the Republicans are actually allowing for a reasonable increase. Often Democrats will demand a 20% or more increase to their beloved social spending and when the Republicans try to hold the increase to 5%, they scream how they are cutting spending by 15%, the amount the Republicans refuse to grant them, not a cut to the real spending. This is a means of trickery the Democrats have used for close to if not over half of a century. If it works and the media parrots everything they say, why mess with success. What is different now is there is a President who will call them on their misuse of statistics and making bogus claims. We just hope he can see clear to allowing the closing of the government, a misused term if ever there was one, and not cave to their pressure which is mostly driven by the media. The average person does not see any difference in their day-to-day lives when the Federal Government is closed or the nation would collapse every time there is a three day holiday. The other little truth they never tell anyone is that when the Federal Government workers who were laid off return to work, they receive their full pay for the time they were “laid off” and many will collect unemployment or take a temporary position and thus actually make more money than if they had remained at work. At worst, they get some paid holiday time without spending any of their time off. They really do not suffer from the government shutdowns.

 

We are simply waiting for the circus to begin around January 20, 2019 when the new Congress gets down to the Senate remaining as it was and the House starting frivolous investigations just to try to tie the President into knots. They are going to go so far overboard and what will make it all the better is their supporters will be trumpeting all the insane and crazy antics they get up to. There have been a number of Democrats who as being formerly the senior member of the Democrats in numerous committees, they will now be the chairperson and they have announced that their first piece of business will be to start investigations into President Trump with many having multiple investigations they wish to perform. There are at least three who have announced their intention to bring Impeachment charges as soon as they discover the most minute act which can be seen as misuse of power, unlawful actions, abuse of the Presidency, unconstitutional behavior or anything else which even approaches the line to be classified as high crimes and misdemeanors. It is going to be a wild ride and we suspect that President Trump is not only prepared for these shenanigans but probably looking forward to skewering the Democrats with their own swords. The term we expect which will be placed on any number of the promised coming attractions will be close to the infamous, “hoist on their own petard.” So, let the games begin.

 

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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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