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Then Came Trump December 27, 2016

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So that was Christmas, and what have we done?  Another year over and a new one just begun!

In the still sweet morning of December 26, people start preparing for the next blast of holiday cheer. Happy New Year!!!

What will 2017 bring?

The Progressives from George Read-My-Lips Bush through the Clinton Inter-Lewd, George Endless-Wars-For-Peace Bush, and Barack the Destroyer managed to turn Ronaldus Magnus’ Morning in America into Mourning in America.  We watched a slow motion train wreck as we won the Cold War and seemed to be on the verge of losing the peace as the centralizing finger wagers did their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and then came Trump.

Think of where we were just a few short weeks ago:

  • an unopposed invasion on our southern border
  • a collapse taking place in our manufacturing sector
  • a loss of allies due to our own unreliability
  • a growth of enemies due to our own weakness
  • Detroit and other once proud cities decaying before our eyes
  • attacks on cops, Christmas, and anything else we held dear becoming common place
  • the Progressives where so self-assured that they would pound the last nail in our coffin, Hillary Clinton, they didn’t even bother to mount a campaign beyond attack adds

And then came Trump.

The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media as represented in the shrinking megaphone of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC CABAL and their cable and print sister wives haven’t given up.  They are doing anything they can to help the Progressives delegitimize The Donald.  There is no burden to great, no sacrifice of credibility to shameful, no lie so ridiculous that they will not print or broadcast in their efforts to undermine the draining of the swamp.  The silent majority has tried their hope and change, and they want to change it back to what it was before: America.  The little people of Big Media thought they had their version of new speak, new thought, group think, PC mind control down pat. And then came Trump.

The cry baby poor losers and their snowflake minions are squawking like a goose getting a mammogram.  The celebrity limousine liberals are threatening to leave the country.   The neo-cons are plotting and planning to sabotage the agenda people voted for.  Every liberal you know repeats the talking points of the DNC pumped out by the pseudo-news anchors and thinks these are their own opinions.   Chicken Little assures us the sky is falling. And then came Trump.

People say, “What if he breaks his promises?”

I say, if I give ten dollars to a charity to do good I have done good.  If that charity then takes my ten dollars and throws it away, that is on them.  It may be shown that we were naïve.  It may be revealed that we were gullible.  But I know when I am faced with the choice between the last nail in my coffin and a chance, I will vote for the chance every time.

I also know that I have a promise:

A thousand may fall at your side,

And ten thousand at your right hand;

But it shall not come near you.

Only with your eyes shall you look,

And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place,

No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

The election has come and gone.  2016 has come and gone.  Many looked forward to 2017 with dread.  We saw nothing before us but the continued decline of our great nation, the last best hope of mankind, managed by the very collectivist Progressives who were orchestrating that decline.  We saw ourselves being swamped by the import-a-voter invasion designed to relegate us to nothing more than a tax base for the next dystopian utopia.  In Christ we always have hope.  In the world our hope was about to be crushed under the juggernaut of New York’s Sixth Crime Family and their massive political machine. And then came Trump.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.  A new day is dawning in America.  The Progressives thought we would go with a whimper instead of a bang.  However we refused to go gently into that good night.  We refused to let hope and change kill our hope so we voted to change the course of History.  First came a determination that the nation shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. And then came Trump.

Happy New Year!!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

Merry Christmas or Mary’s Christmas? December 22, 2016

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In December of 1914 in the first bitter winter of a long bitter war the solders of the German Empire and the soldiers of the British Empire defied the orders of their officers.  They abandoned their hastily dug entrenchments, that would soon grow into an elaborate maze of trenches stretching from Switzerland to the English Channel, to meet each other in no man’s land. They sang hymns and exchanged gifts in a spontaneous outpouring of the feelings of peace, fellowship, and forgiveness which were then the staples of a Christ centered Christmas season.

If you drench yourself in the torrent of Christmas movies that bombard us from Thanksgiving till December 25th you see that the spirit of Christmas in emotional America isn’t about the Christ child who came into a lost world to die as a payment for sin and to rise again to bring new life in harmony with God.  It is instead about the sentimental ideal of love and the boy gets the girl or is it the girl gets the boy?  Who knows, sometimes they throw in a curve that really builds the suspense.  There are movies about Santa Clause, his sons, his daughters, his elves, and wingless angels all of whom help people learn the true meaning of Christmas, which is never about Christ and always about family and friends and being nice people.

In commercial America, Christmas is about Black Friday and discounts so deep they remind me of the street vendor in Mexico who follows you shouting “I’ll give you 110% off if you buy two!”  The Chia Pets come out along with snuggies, pet rocks, and every other doodad imaginable to buy for people who already have too much.

The mountains of presents which obscenely bury Christmas trees in so many American homes are ripped apart by sugar-high children. Children who get into a frenzy of getting so intense they never have time to appreciate what they get. All they want is to get something else.  The beautiful wrapping paper, the miles of ribbon, and the forests of bows are stuffed unceremoniously into big green garbage bags soon on their way to landfills.

The problem with being a Historian is that you are constantly looking for the context, the background, the circumstances in the past that created the circumstances you face in the here and now.  Sometimes when you discover the story behind the story it isn’t what you thought it would be.  Sometimes it is the opposite of what you thought you would find.  Take Christmas for instance.

The early Church never celebrated Christmas.  Why didn’t the early Christians celebrate the festival honoring the birth of Jesus Christ?  For the same reason they didn’t honor either birthdays or anniversaries. It was known that the celebrating of any day or date was a custom of the pagans.  By the word ‘pagans’ they meant people who still lived in the darkness of superstition. In an effort to divest themselves of all pagan practices, they did not even set aside or note down the date of their Savior’s birth.

In the Fourth Century, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.  Controversy, heresy, and false teaching began to plague a church now swollen from small groups of dedicated disciples ready to suffer persecution with and for Christ to a massive bureaucratic organization crammed with those who wanted to be part of the religion mandated by the government.  Naturally the Church began to lose its fervor and fire: the zealous faith that exploded out of Israel and spread through the Roman world.  Unfortunately, just like today, the Christian leaders of that time not knowing the true secret of the Church’s growth, looked to outward sources to bolster their flagging faith. Celebrations and entertainment began to surface within the church.

In 354 AD – Bishop Liberius of Rome declared that Christians everywhere should celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25.  Since the early Christians didn’t record the actual date of Jesus’ birth how was December 25th decided upon?   Most scholars agree that the birth of the Redeemer did not take place in the month of December at all. In fact, the 25th of December was not even chosen by the Christians, but by the pagan Romans.

When the Romans of that age noticed that the days grew shorter each year during the months of November and December, they began to fear that the earth might be dying. Therefore with the ‘return of the sun’ at the end of December resulting in longer days, the Romans began to celebrate the “Feast of the Sol Invictus” (the Unconquerable Sun) on December 25. Soon many Christians began to join in this pagan festival and the various celebrations that went with it. Their faith wasn’t vibrant enough (or real enough) to stand against the strong pull of the festivity and celebration around them. They drifted with the crowd.

Thus, in order to keep the Christians away from all the pagan rituals that were part of this worship of the sun, Bishop Liberius of Rome declared, in 354 A.D., that all Christians everywhere should celebrate the birth of our Lord on December 25.

Did this celebration continue unbroken? No. During the rule of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of Britain and the Commonwealth, the celebration of Christmas was banned because of “the heathen traditions surrounding this sacred event.” From 1649 to 1658 no celebration was allowed except for special church services on Christmas Eve. Cromwell was a dedicated Christian who lived by the commands and principles of Scripture.

We must recognize a parallel in what took place in church history and what is taking place in this day and age. The pagan festivities of the fourth century and Cromwell’s day are much like the commercial celebration of Christmas today.

Christians no longer participate in the worship of the sun or the sun god as in the fourth century. The centerpiece of Christmas is now no longer the sun but the unconquerable Santa Claus. This white bearded, chubby benefactor typifies the god of this age – materialism. It was Coca Cola who first gave the white bearded individual his red suit to go with the advertising color of the popular drink. What this plump, rosy cheeked individual has to do with the advent of the precious Lamb of God, I cannot even begin to understand! Writer Jonathan Skinner puts it this way: “A white-bearded old man has thrown the baby out of the cradle, and his trinket-filled grotto has replaced a rustic stable…The spiritual has been swallowed by the secular, the sacred obliterated by sentiment. Christmas has been gutted of its meaning.”

These humanistic and unscriptural traditions have quietly crept into the church when true faith and real worship were fading. All this is reflected in the entertainment aspect of much of the Christian worship of today. If we claim to be Christians and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, let us distance ourselves from the commercial (and pagan) celebration of the so-called Christmas season. Holy celebration is Scriptural but must begin from within in the hearts of those who claim to follow Jesus. The crazy rushing whirl that typifies the celebration of Christmas today has nothing to do with our servant Lord who had no place to lay His head.

Instead of obsessing over the war on Christmas waged by Progressives who desire to erase all that made America great, and instead of campaigning to get Christ back into Christmas perhaps we should pray for a revival that will get Christ back into Christians.  Instead of worrying about whether we are allowed to say Merry Christmas, we should be concerned that so many have lost sight of Mary’s Christmas.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

 

 

 

The December Revolution December 19, 2016

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What the Democrat cry-baby sore losers and their snowflake generation supporters are calling for is nothing less than a coup.  They are attempting to intimidate Electors into breaking faith with the citizens of their States.  In many cases they are attempting to con these Electors into breaking the laws of their States.  All of these machinations in a desperate attempt to steal the election fairly won by Donald Trump and hand it to someone else in a December Revolution.  Failing to install either their own failed candidate or someone who will play ball with them they seek to through the election into the House to delegitimize The Donald.

They just can’t believe that the voters in enough States to win the electoral vote were so stubborn, so heard-headed, so intent on salvaging their country they successfully resisted the Progressive’s wall-to-wall propaganda driven attempt to pound the last nail in our own coffin.  Progressives can never admit they lost because people rejected their ideas or programs.  No, it’s always because of the vast right-wing conspiracy, the trickery of the Republicans, the stupidity of the voters.  Or this year’s newly minted excuse, the Russians.  It can never be because people see through their shop-worn rehash of Soviet era collectivism.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I voted for Trump and no Russian told me to do it.

When President Clinton won twice, with overwhelming media support, because Ross Perrot split the vote that was fair.  When President Obama won, with overwhelming media support, with “Hope and Change” that was fair.  When he won, with overwhelming media support, because “If you liked your plan you could keep your plan” that was fair.  However when Trump wins against the odds, attacked by every side that is beyond the pale.

And forget about that, “She won the popular vote” smokescreen.  If you study motor voter on the Left Coast alone you will see that more than enough illegal immigrants were granted voting rights to turn that around.

They are now blaming the Electoral System.  If you read the Constitution there is no mention of the people voting for the president at all.  All that is mentioned is the legislatures of the several States choosing Electors who then choose the president.  In the election of 1824 there were States where the people never did vote, just the State legislatures and their chosen Electors.

The Electoral College wasn’t designed to make sure not that unqualified people didn’t become president as the media tells us today.  It was designed to make sure presidents were elected by a majority of the States and not just by the most populous ones.

Electoral majorities do not appear spontaneously like clouds before a shower. They are constructed by national political parties that build them with an eye to the Electoral College’s enforced need for a diverse coalition of States.  Therefore, the Electoral College system demands that the winning majority are not geographically confined to a few populous States but are instead reflections of a nation-wide decision as opposed to a mere majority of the Citizens of New York, California, Texas and Florida.

This election is no singularity.  Of the forty-eight elections since 1824 eighteen resulted in presidents who won less than 50% of the vote.  In 1860, Abraham Lincoln, received 39.9 percent.  In 1912, Woodrow Wilson won just 41.8 percent of the popular vote.  In 1992, Bill Clinton won 43 percent of the popular vote.  This has happened before and it will likely happen again.

What may never happen again is this mass movement of patriotic Americans who have risen up and demanded that the Progressives quit engineering and managing our decline.  We demanded that the silent majority be heard instead of being drowned out by the Progressives and the aggressive ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC propaganda machine.  We demanded that someone lead us out of the wilderness and back to the mountain top.  We have demanded an America first administration dedicated to making America great again.

This is no fluke.  This is no mistake.  This is a new beginning.  This is the true December Revolution.  It is scheduled to happen today.  Let the bells ring and the choirs sing.  This is the culmination of the Tea Party revolt of 2010 and the repudiation of the Progressives and their collectivist ways.  This is the dawn of a rebirth for limited government, personal freedom and economic opportunity.  Mark this day down in your calendars and your minds.  This is a day you will want to tell your grandchildren about.  This is a day when the people triumphed over the political elites and marched with their pitchforks and torches to drain the swamp.

Today Donald Trump will be officially elected president of the United States!  This is the day the Lord has made!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Who Hacked the Hackers? December 15, 2016

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The sore loser cry babies who refuse to accept the results of American voters will do anything to make the vote of the people for Donald Trump appear illegitimate.  Their lame attempts at frivolous recounts have only exposed their own corruption and added votes to the Donald’s bottom line.  So it is time for a new approach.  Blame it on the Russians.

I remember back in the 1980s when we finally had a president with a plan to end the Cold War.  These same bleeding heart limonene liberals fell all over themselves opposing the Gipper.  They marched, they colluded with the enemy and they endlessly attacked him and his plan through their operatives masquerading as journalists in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media.

Now when the evidence is flimsy at best and manufactured at worst they are indignantly riding their high horses to another catastrophic defeat.  Even the help of all the RINOs in Congress won’t help these repudiated Clintonistas put Humpty Dumpty Hillary back together again.

Their megaphones in the media are filling the airwaves with the lie that all our intelligence services agree the Russians hacked our election and caused the defeat of the anointed and the victory of the barbarians.

Let’s see how that squares with reality.

Top US Spy Agency Doesn’t Back CIA View on Russia Hacking

According to Reuters the leaders of the U.S. intelligence community do not embrace a CIA assessment that Russian cyber-attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election.  While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it does not endorse their assessment because there is a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

The position of the ODNI, which oversees the seventeen agency-strong U.S. intelligence communities, gives Trump an informed position to dispute the CIA assessment.

 

 

Former Army Intel Officer Rejects Hack Theory: CIA’s Brennan Playing ‘Info Warfare’

A retired Army intelligence officer dismissed the theory that the Russians hacked the election in favor of Donald Trump, instead putting forth his own theory — CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games.

Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer stated that in his opinion Brennan is trying to undermine the president-elect out of deference to his boss, President Barack Obama.

Shaffer said, “This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal. Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to President Obama. It’s called information operations, information warfare, and that’s what I believe is going on.”

Ultimately what’s more dangerous the DNC hack or the criminality it exposed?

These leaked emails, whether by Russia, China, or some teenager in his mother’s basement expose possible criminal activity by Secretary Clinton and New York’s Sixth Crime Family using her office as the launching pad for a pay-to-play scam to solicit tens of millions of dollars from foreign heads of state.

There was also evidence that Clinton’s campaign staff colluded with their not-s-covert supporters over at the Clinton News Network (CNN) before her debate with the Donald in order to help her in the debate and sway the results of the election.

In addition, Clinton’s campaign staff and the DNC colluded to undermine and destroy the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.

Clinton’s staff and members of the DNC all knew that Sanders was soliciting millions of dollars for his presidential campaign.  All the while they also knew that while he was doing so, they were conspiring to do everything in their power to undermine his campaign and guarantee his failure.  According to some lawyers, that could be seen as honest services fraud.

Then there is the history of American politicians working with the Russians to influence our elections.  Hint: it wasn’t conservatives and it wasn’t Putin.

Democrats Secretly Worked With Russia to Oppose My Dad

In an article by Michael Reagan in Newsmax:

Former intelligence officer Herbert Romerstein dug through the Soviet archives after the fall of the USSR and uncovered secret documents written by KGB agent Victor Chebrikov. The documents revealed that Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy had sent a friend, former Senator John Tunney of California, to contact the KGB. Tunney’s mission: undermine then-President Jimmy Carter.

On March 5, 1980, as Kennedy was challenging Carter in the primaries, Tunney met with the KGB and urged the Soviets to sabotage Carter’s foreign policy efforts. It’s amazing: Two high-ranking Democrats — a sitting U.S. senator and a former senator — sought Soviet help in undermining American foreign policy and manipulating an American election.

One 1980 document stated that Kennedy offered to condemn President Carter’s policy toward the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in exchange for KGB help. News accounts of that period prove that Kennedy did, in fact, openly criticize Carter’s Afghanistan policy.

Even more amazing: President Carter himself was also willing to jump into bed with the Soviets. In the closing days of the 1980 presidential campaign, while trailing Ronald Reagan in the polls, Jimmy Carter sent a political ally, industrialist Armand Hammer, to a secret meeting with Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin at the embassy in Washington. Hammer asked the Soviets to help Carter win votes in key states by allowing Jewish “refuseniks” to emigrate to Israel. The Soviets rejected Hammer’s request.

In January 1984, former President Carter approached Ambassador Dobrynin in person. Carter wanted to derail President Reagan’s defense buildup, and asked for help from the Evil Empire in unseating President Reagan. It’s not clear if the Soviets gave Carter what he wanted.

Then there’s Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill. He privately told Ambassador Dobrynin that it was in everyone’s best interests if the Soviets would help the Democrats keep “that demagogue Reagan” from being re-elected. O’Neill warned Dobrynin that the “primitive instincts” of this “dangerous man” would plunge the world into war.

It must have amazed Anatoly Dobrynin that these prominent liberals — Ted Kennedy, Armand Hammer, Jimmy Carter, and Tip O’Neill — all viewed President Reagan as more dangerous than any Communist dictator. Historian Paul Kengor observed that the Soviet archives showed “the lengths to which some on the political left . . .were willing to go to stop Ronald Reagan.”

Why did the KGB documents come to light? They surfaced because Ronald Reagan toppled the Evil Empire, ended the Cold War, and thwarted the joint Democrat-Soviet effort to manipulate the election.

And if all else fails we could always go to the horse’s mouth.  According to Fortune magazine, “Julian Assange claims Russia isn’t behind WikiLeaks’ hacked Clinton emails.”

The latest revelations in this fast unraveling story of Russian leaks and possible interference in the election of Donald Trump involves an explosive revelation which will no doubt be hidden from the low-information voters who receive all their news from the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC CABAL.

An ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails – they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for ‘disgusted’ Democratic whistleblowers.  Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.

Murray insisted that the DNC and Podesta emails published by Wikileaks did not come from the Russians, and were given to the whistleblowing group by Americans who had authorized access to the information.

Murray said, “Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians.  The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”

He said “The leakers were motivated by disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.”

Here’s another bombshell exploding on the flank of the politically motivated fake news campaign by the Progressive establishment to de-legitimize the election of Donald Trump.  According to Frank Gaffney in Newsmax:

In telephone conversations with Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey assured the president-elect there was no credible evidence that Russia influenced the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and the emails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment.

The only member of the U.S. intelligence community who was ready to assert that the Russians sanctioned the hacking was John Brennan, the director of the CIA, according to sources who were briefed on Comey’s conversations with Trump.

“And Brennan takes his marching orders from President Obama,” the sources quoted Comey as saying.

In Comey’s view, the leaks to The New York Times and The Washington Post alleging that the Russians tried—and perhaps even succeeded—in tilting the election to Trump were a Democratic Party effort to delegitimize Trump’s victory.

Looking at the leaks about this whole affair former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra told Newsmax TV on Wednesday, “It is not the agency that is doing this. It is rogue employees within the CIA who are leaking this information.”

Here’s the real hack that attempted to subvert our election:

The recent re-count in Michigan revealed there were too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts

Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city’s 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books.

This is the same old same old vote rigging by the Democrat machines that have presided over the destruction of our great cities.  What these political hacks have done to Detroit is what they were planning for the country as a whole.  However, the working people of America finally got up off the couch, the silent majority final spoke with one voice, and instead of the managed decline of the Obama-Clinton CABAL we are on the road to Make America Great Again!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

Back When I was a Boy December 14, 2016

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I think one of the hardest things about growing old is that you can remember what a pound of hamburger cost fifty years ago ($.45), so when the government assures us over and over there is no inflation we sort of get a disconnect going that seeps into many different areas of our lives.

Wise men say that History repeats itself.  Those who have studied the facts and lived long enough to get a seasoned perspective understand that if it doesn’t repeat itself it sure does rhyme.  Which leads me to an observation made by every generation since time began; every generation believes that the one following it is made up of a bunch of molly-coddled softies who will obviously allow the world to go to hell in a handbasket.

As a still surviving though somewhat battered member of the boomer generation I am beginning to think that when the Greatest Generation thought this about us they may have been right.  By every metric imaginable except of course technological toys and wonders we have presided over the decline of America.

Our parents conquered the world and then defended their conquest against that destroyer of hope the USSR for fifty years until that great gulag of nations collapsed under its own weight.  Then in 1992 we repudiated those who had won the war and secured the peace.  Following a colossal betrayal, “Read my lips,” our generation took the reins and proceeded to run the whole thing into the ditch.

First we have the Clinton inter-lewd with its fake prosperity courtesy of the peace dividend, the dot com bubble, and the Contract with America Congress.  Then we have George II and endless wars for peace combined with a guns and butter economy at home where couples making a combined income of 40,000 could buy $400,000 houses.  This was followed by BHO and his anti-colonialist disdain for all that had made America great combined with a micromanaged centrally-planned economy guaranteed to sweep us into the dystopian trash heap of History.

Then faced with Mrs. “The Last Nail in Our Coffin” Clinton and Mr. “Take a Chance on Me” Trump we chose Mr. Chance who may well end up being the last Boomer president.  All of us who chose the chance are now waiting with baited breath praying he will do what he said he would do.  If he does, this last Boomer president may well bring back the glory of our parents and we will hand this off to the X Generation and give them a shot at preserving it for those who come after them.

Back to my theory that each generation sees the one following them as the ruin of all that is holy and why that is in reality a truism as old as time.

The Greatest Generation was once known as the Silent Generation until we re-christened them because of their stolid plodding through FDR’s Great Depression and their solid performance in WWII.  They looked askance at the music and the counter-culture of the Boomers.  Those few who actually were Hippies did ride a sociological tsunami that did in fact change our culture. The draft dodging flag burning micro minority rose to the top of the political world with the Watergate Congress and hang on to power to this day.  The rest of us went to work.  Eventually most of us followed the predictable trajectory.  The liberal firebrands of youth become the worker drones of middle age and eventually the conservative mossbacks of old age.

Remember the Generation Gap?  Today it feels more like a Generation Gulf, or close encounters of the third kind.

Generation X seemed to come out of the womb with an eye for style, a penchant for name brands, and an ability to work for what they wanted.  They are mostly moving through the worker drone phase right now.  Their younger brothers and sisters of Generation Y or the Millennials are now shedding their youthful fire and entering into middle age.  Now come the Centennials or as some of us call them the Snowflake Generation and we see the fruit of our loins terrified of micro-aggressions, seeking safe places, and protesting elections when they didn’t even bother to vote. Oh what is the world to do?

Take a beat, take a breath, and step back.  Yes, when we see our grandchildren crying because they think someone might have looked at them crossways we wonder about the fate of the Republic.  Instead of bemoaning our coming fall once these limp-wristed get a trophy for showing up crybabies take over remember they have several stages of growth coming before they get there.  There’s nothing like raising kids and working twelve hour days to support them to put a little steel in your spine.  Give them time.  Their rebellious attitudes and oh so delicate sensibilities will crash upon the reef of 3 AM feedings, paying the bills, buying the house, and worrying whether Social Security will be there when they need it.

The young always act as if youth was some clever thing they invented not knowing that we all were once young, and if we survive we grow old and things generally seem to carry on from there.

The only lesson we learn from History is that we don’t learn the lessons of History.  As far back as records go every generation has thought the next was going to be a disaster forgetting that they are the ones who raised that next generation and having a little faith in how their example and time would mellow youth into old age.

Remember everything is relative.  The next time you find yourself telling some young whippersnapper how you walked to school uphill in both directions in a blizzard without a coat think of the story of two old men.  One says, “Why back when I was boy all I had to play with was a stick.”  The other old man his eyes blazing with jealousy at the frivolous prosperity of others exclaims, “You had a stick!”

Just as an interesting by-the-by:

Average Cost Of New Home Homes
1930 $3,845.00 , 1940 $3,920.00, 1950 $8,450.00 , 1960 $12,700.00 ,
1970 $23,450.00 , 1980 $68,700.00 , 1990 $123,000.00 , 2008 $238,880 , 2013 $289,500
Average Annual Wages
1930 $1,970.00 , 1940 $1,725.00, 1950 $3,210.00 , 1960 $5,315.00 ,
1970 $9,400.00 , 1980 $19,500.00 , 1990 $28,960.00 , 2008 $40,523 , 2012 $44,321
Average Cost of New Car Cars
1930 $600.00 , 1940 $850.00, 1950 $1,510.00 , 1960 $2,600.00 ,
1970 $3,450.00 , 1980 $7,200.00 , 1990 $16,950.00 , 2008 $27,958 , 2013 $31,352
Average Cost Gallon Of Gas
1930 10 cents , 1940 11 cents , 1950 18 cents , 1960 25 cents ,
1970 36 cents , 1980 $1.19 , 1990 $1.34 , 2009 $2.051 , 2013 $3.80
Average Cost Loaf of Bread Food
1930 9 cents , 1940 10 cents , 1950 12 cents , 1960 22 cents ,
1970 25 cents , 1980 50 cents , 1990 70 cents , 2008 $2.79 , 2013 $1.98
Average Cost 1lb Hamburger Meat
1930 12 cents , 1940 20 cents , 1950 30 cents , 1960 45 cents ,
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Is It Time For a Constitutional Convention? December 10, 2016

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Once the province of so-called fringe political wonks this is an idea that has become mainstream.  Some fear that if we convene such a convention all our freedoms will be on the block.  They forget that as our founders stated, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Our freedoms and the right to those freedoms come from our Creator, not from government.

Such a convention is provided for in Article Five of the Constitution.

Besides, I believe we can trust the innate dedication of the American people to this the greatest experiment in human freedom in History.

So what makes me feel this idea has percolated up from the nether regions of political activists and philosophers to the realm of political reality?

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas in January of this year called for a constitutional convention of states to propose amendments which would change the balance of power in Washington, return some semblance of sovereignty to the States and empower the people.

Governor Abbott’s nine proposed amendments include:

Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs in one state

Require Congress to balance its budget.

Prohibit administrative agencies from creating law

Prohibit administrative agencies from pre-empting state law

Allow a two-thirds majority of the states of override a Supreme Court decision

Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law

Restore balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution

Give state officials the power to sue in federal court when federal officials overstep their bounds

Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a federal law regulation.

Personally I endorse all of these proposals with one exception.  I would substitute an amendment to limit spending to a percentage of GDP instead of a balanced budget amendment.  A balanced budget amendment would not do anything about spending it would merely require the Washington cartel to raise taxes and confiscate enough to cover their spendaholic nature.

One thing is for sure we need to return the federal nature to our federal republic.  This nature was upended when President Lincoln substituted the preservation of union over the preservation of constitutional order.  It was further by the Progressive Seventeenth Amendment which changed the composition of the Senate.  Originally the Senators were chosen by the legislatures of the States.  The House was designed to represent the people and the Senate was designed to represent the States.  After the Seventeenth Amendment the States have been forced to hire lobbyists from K-Street to represent them in Rome on the Potomac.

Then the final nail in the federal coffin was nailed during FDR’s presidency for life in 1942.  In a landmark court case, Wickard v. Filburn brought by an Ohio farmer, Roscoe Filburn, who was growing wheat for use to feed animals on his own farm.  The government under the price supports and crop limitations of the Agricultural Adjustment Act ruled this was interstate commerce and therefore under federal regulations.  The Farmer who was growing on his on land for use on his own land disagreed and sued.

When the case made it to the Supreme Court, which had turned into a rubber-stamp for FDR and his disastrous New deal it ruled “The intended disposition of the crop here involved has not been expressly stated, ” and later “Whether the subject of the regulation in question was ‘production’, ‘consumption’, or ‘marketing’ is, therefore, not material for purposes of deciding the question of federal power before us … [b]ut even if appellee’s activity be local and though it may not be regarded as commerce, it may still, whatever its nature, be reached by Congress if it exerts a substantial economic effect on interstate commerce and this irrespective of whether such effect is what might at some earlier time have been defined as ‘direct’ or ‘indirect’”

This type of doublethink has eroded our Republic from a constitutionally limited representative republic which operates on democratic principles and that is dedicated to ensuring limited government, personal freedom, and economic opportunity into a centrally-planned dystopia heading for the trash bin of History.  The American people have just struck a blow for freedom.  We have defeated the establishment and elected a man who has said he will work for us and make America great again.  Now is the time to move forward and complete the revolution by re-imposing limits upon the leviathan.

So far 34 States have voted for the Article Five Convention, 38 are needed.  Check and see if your State has voted and if it hasn’t petition your State representative and senator to do so.  Let’s move forward to a restoration of freedom, liberty, and the American way.

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Inconvenient Truths About the Man-made Global Warming Scam December 7, 2016

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Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 – they were wrong.

Texas has been cooling since 1895, but that doesn’t suit NOAA’s global warming agenda. So they keep cooling the past further and further to create the appearance of a warming trend.

The UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not particularly helpful.

The Earth is heading towards another ice age as solar magnetic activity is set to drop by up to sixty per cent in the next fifteen years.

Winters may be getting colder in the Northeast.

The Weather Channel video uses young kids, scaring them about their lack of a future to promote global warming fears.

Looking to the hypocrites who are perpetrating this scam we have our Secretary of State who never saw a Global Warming photo op he didn’t like.  On one Trip to the Antarctic, Kerry produced as much CO2 as an average American does in one year.

The whole Global Warming scam is nothing more than a power grab.  The collectivists lost their homeland when that great gulag of nations the USSR imploded in 1991.  Since then they have been trying to use the mythical man-made global warming campaign as a back door to world-wide power.

Feeling that they have enough cover to state openly what is really going on  the U.N.’s climate chief Christina Figueres candidly admitted that the organizers’ ultimate goal was “to change the [capitalist] economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

Another U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) official, Ottmar Edenhofer confirmed the travesty of global warming treaties, “ . . . one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth . . . ”

As reported on the Deplorable Climate Science Blog site; NOAA claimed record heat in numerous locations is September in Africa and the Middle East.  This is a remarkable feat, given that they don’t have any actual thermometers in those regions. In fact, NOAA doesn’t have any thermometers on about half of the land surface.  Satellite temperatures showed that September was close to normal in those regions which NOAA declared to be record hot.  Not only is the land data fake, but much of the ocean data is fake too.  The global surface temperature record is garbage. This is the 21st century, and it needs to be replaced by satellite temperatures which show little or no warming this century.

The climate bullies are afraid that Donald Trump is going to do what he said he was going to do, free America from the wealth draining insanity of man-made global warming reparations.  Consequently at the recent giant carbon footprint that marks their latest confab in Marrakesh Morocco.   In a statement, the ministers at the meeting said momentum for cutting greenhouse gases was “irreversible” and reaffirmed their commitment to “full implementation” of the Paris accord.

They went on to say, “We call for the highest political commitment to combat climate change, as a matter of urgent priority,” in the Marrakesh Action Proclamation.  And, “Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond.”  After which the elite delegates applauded, joined hands above their heads in standing ovation after the proclamation was read out having one of their international kumbaya moments that always end up costing the American tax payer a fortune.  This one is estimated at 100 billion, that’s, billion with a ‘b’ from both public and private sources, by 2020 to help developing countries.  Sounds like income redistribution to me and I wonder if any of these climate collectivists will be riding to the airport in a wind powered limo or flying home in a solar powered jet?

President Obama and the American Progressives have been willing conspirators in this attack on American sovereignty.  They have negotiated treaties and signed accords which are designed to impoverish the US and transfer that wealth to the UN.

Up until now the collectivists have had an easy path using this alternative approach to enslaving mankind.  They have brainwashed generations to live in fear of man-made global warming though none has taken place since before most of them were born.  They have had the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media and their cable network step sisters blaring out their propaganda for decades.  They have made major movies about the day after and other apocalyptic scenarios.  They have recorded hit songs, staged protest rallies, and in general done everything they can to scare people into putting the noose around the neck of Western Civilization.

Now we are living in the post-wave election world of 2016. President-elect Trump has promised to reverse the course.  He has labeled man-made global warming for the scam it is and promised to free America from the mass of threads with which the Lilliputians have ensnared us.

Trump has pledged to follow the GOP platform committee’s call for “ . . . an immediate halt to U.S. funding for the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in accordance with the 1994 Foreign Relations Authorization Act.”

What about that disaster waiting to be implemented: the Paris Climate Agreement?  Since in his hubris President Obama never bothered to even try to have it ratified by the Senate as required by the Constitution, the newly invigorated Republican-controlled House and Senate can pass a law stating that it is null and void.  And if that is too bold for the Ryan-led House or the McConnell-led Senate a President Trump, according to the agreement itself, can pull out of it by issuing a one-year notice.

Trump has said he will have no part in funding a $100 billion annual U.N. pledge by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “to help poor countries adapt to global warming.”  During the campaign the Republican presidential nominee told supporters at a Florida campaign, “We will also cancel billions in global warming payments to the United Nations, and use that money to support America’s vital environmental infrastructure and natural resources.”

In his economic speech at the New York Economic Club he summed it all up, “We’re going to keep our money here and our jobs here and bring our jobs back.”

One way to judge the reality of the man-made global warming scam has been pointed out by Rush Limbaugh for many years.  If we decided we wanted to raise the temperature of the globe by one degree by 2020 what would we do?  What program could we follow or what steps would be implemented to make this happen?  Obviously all can see that this would be impossible.  If we cannot raise the world’s temperature deliberately what a ridiculous thought that we could do it just by living in a modern word using electricity and driving cars.

Another way of looking at the man-made global warming issue is to remember that our records only go back a few hundred years at most.  The Earth is billions of years old.  In the past there have been multiple ice ages and even a snowball Earth when the entire planet was frozen from pole to pole.  Each of these multi-million year freeze events have been followed by warm periods.  Where were the SUVs and smokestacks responsible for all that warming?  For that matter how do we explain the cooling?

I may be way out in right field here, but I believe that gigantic nuclear fusion explosion we revolve around that rises and sets every day of our lives might have more to do with global warming or cooling than anything anyone or all of us could ever do.

Let’s get over ourselves and admit there is only One who can hold the world in His hand.  There is only One who was there when the heavens were made and the limit was set for the sea.  There is only One who knows the end from the beginning.  And there is only One who controls the thermostat for this planet and it isn’t us.

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Trump the Chumps and Choose the Heroes December 5, 2016

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No one in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media and their step-sisters in the cable news industry shrink from giving their critique of President-elect Trump’s cabinet choices.  They still have the same talking heads who got everything wrong for the last year telling us what we are supposed to think.

As someone who began predicting Trump’s victory last January, I feel I have a right to at least make some suggestions for those positions still unannounced.  I believe that Mr. Trump and his team of political savants will in the end make the best choices however here are my suggestions just in case anyone is interested.

Secretary of Veteran Affairs – Sarah Palin

Secretary of Homeland Security – Sherriff Joe Arpaio

Director of ICE and Immigration Services – Sherriff David Clarke

Press Secretary – Monica Crowley

Chairman of the Economic Advisors – Larry Kudlow

Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – David Stockman

Director, Environmental Protection Agency – Myron Ebell

Secretary of Agriculture – Forrest Lucas

Director of National Intelligence – Admiral Mike Rogers

Secretary of State – Gen. David Petraeus

Secretary of Energy – Myron Ebell

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – Ben Carson

For RICO charges – The Clinton Foundation or as I see it New York’s Sixth Crime Family

For Prisoner 0000000000000001 – Hillary Clinton

For retirement and the dustbin of History – BHO

Our coming “Let the Chips Fall Where They May” 45th President will call the tune.  We just need some patriots who are ready to sing off the same sheet of music and Make America Great Again!

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Trump Triumph Tour Takes America By Storm December 2, 2016

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The Donald showed with his surprise (to some / I started predicting it in January) upset election that he is the consummate political strategist in America today. In addition, he has shown with the unprecedented work to save jobs before he is even inaugurated that he will deliver on his promises to Make America Great Again.

His speech in Ohio last night was a real barn burner.  It set the crowd on fire and inspired millions across the fruited planes.  I can’t imagine what he will give as an inaugural speech that could top that.  I am sure multiple millions of us will tune in to find out.  I would also suggest tuning in to the rest of his Triumph Tour speeches.  Last night he had a surprise announcement that he couldn’t make but he told us all in advance.  I’d share it here but it is a secret….;–)

With the Impresario himself to orchestrate and with Kellyanne Conway and the team to advise I firmly believe we are on track to Make America Great Again.

However, as one lone voice hunkered in the bunker out here on the prairie I would like to add my wish list to the long dreamed of, long fought for, and much anticipated restoration administration:

Counter the VAT taxes the rest of the world uses to put tariffs by another name on us and to subsidize their exports with a VAT tax of our own on all imports.

Quit the WTO, the IMF, and the UN.

Make America the most business friendly place on earth with lower corporate taxes, reduced taxes on repatriated money, cut the noose of regulations that strangles our productivity.

Repeal and replace that job killing destroyer of the American healthcare system; Obamacare.

Re-negotiate or leave NAFTA and every other one-way trade deal the globalists have devised to make America just one among many.

In other words Mr. Trump do what you said you would do.  You laid out a plan to make America Great Again and enough of us bought into it to elect you to be our president.  Now deliver on those promises.  Fulfill that vision and watch as the snowflake demonstrators turn into supporters once they learn that these policies will bring jobs, prosperity and the satisfaction of earning your own way instead of riding on the backs of others.  If you do this and you will not only Make America Great Again you will go down in History as one of America’s greatest presidents.  As the Historian of the Future I can guarantee that with a promise of my own.

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