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Trump Works For US August 13, 2019

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While the Theater of the Absurd that is the modern American political scene tries to turn the “swing and a miss” collusion conspiracy into a do-over in the best Congress money can buy, President Donald Trump continues to go quietly about his business of making America great again.  

One year ago this past July President Trump inaugurated the Pledge to America’s Workers.  This is a program lead by his daughter and Advisor to the President, Ivanka.  As the number of job openings soars and the unemployment rate plummets to a near-50-year low, American wages, after hitting a decade long plateau, are starting to rise.  That’s great news.  But it comes with a daunting challenge.   With the tightening labor market American companies are struggling to find enough workers with the right skill sets to fill the open jobs. 

And that’s where the Pledge to America’s Workers comes in.  Last summer, President Trump inaugurated a new approach in an effort to bring more Americans off welfare rolls and unemployment.  He wants to see them reintegrated into the labor force.  To do this the President issued a challenge for businesses.  He asked them to actively create more opportunities for meaningful career training.  He asked that these new opportunities be available for students and workers of all ages. 

At a recent meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House to mark the first anniversary of the program Ivanka Trump said “Over the last year, more than 300 businesses and organizations, large and small, have signed our Pledge to America’s Workers, and today we celebrate reaching over 12 million pledges.”  Also at this meeting the National Association of Manufacturers announced they’ll become the latest organization to meet the President’s challenge.  The members of the Association include American manufacturing giants such as Caterpillar and Boeing.  With this addition another 1.2 million blue-collar workers will have a chance to enhance their skills under President Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers initiative. 

Pointing to the expanding program and what it is doing to help every American benefit from the expanding economic boom Ms. Trump said, “Every single pledge is a commitment to the promise of an individual and his or her potential. We are changing the conversation on workforce development, so we can prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow.” 

Thanks to President Trump for 12+ million commitments for meaningful career training and counting!  He’s working for US. 

Let’s talk about what’s right with America. 

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Give Peace a Chance June 25, 2019

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Since the oil embargo of the 1970s we’ve been told by our leaders that energy independence would free us from the never-ending cycle of Mideast wars.  Today after two and a half years of Trump’s “Drill-Baby-Drill” policies we’ve unshackled our vast resources from the climate worshiping Eco-fanatics.  And what is the result?   We’ve not only achieved energy independence we’ve become a net exporter of energy.

Yet today America is still embroiled in several wars in the Mideast.  Our troops are bogged down in the Forever War in Afghanistan.  Everyone in the world knows that sooner or later we’ll leave and the next day the Taliban rolls into Kabul as our puppets fly 747s filled with cash to Switzerland.   We still have troops in Iraq doing who knows what.  Our forces still haven’t left Syria even after the President ordered them to return home.  We provide logistical and moral support for Saudi Arabia’s devastation of Yemen.  And we have major assets of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines stationed in Qatar.

And day-by-day we ratchet up the pressure on Iran.  We’re strangling them with economic sanctions which are themselves acts of war.  We’ve cut them off from exporting oil, the life-blood of their economy, saying that anyone who buys their oil will no longer be able to do business with us.  As the world’s largest economy that shuts off the spigot and chokes the Iranian economy to near asphyxiation levels.

Which brings up the question, how far can you push someone until they push back?   And if they finally push back can we actually call that push back unprovoked aggressive action?  It was our America’s oil embargo against Japan the produced FDR’s unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor.

Using bluster, bluff, and brinksmanship are all good negotiating tactics when it comes to making vast real estate deals.  And they can also be useful in diplomacy but they can also lead to miscalculations written in blood, treasure, and tears.

Osama Bin Laden’s secret strategy was to prod America into following the USSR into bankruptcy through endless unwinnable war in the Mideast.  This succeeded in sinking the presidency of George II and giving us the eight year Obama debacle.  We’re still bleeding and paying as the Forever War drags on.  Trump turned the heat down from a boil to a simmer but we’re still firmly seated on the burner.  Now the Chinese have adopted the death by a thousand cuts strategy leading us to bankrupt ourselves in the Forever Wars of Shia versus Sunni.

And what of the push back provocations nudging us to cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war against a foe four times the size of Iraq with forty-three million more people.

The circumstances of these so-called clear cut provocations are murky at best.  Look at the recent downing of a drone by Iran.  They claimed the drone was in Iranian airspace.  We claimed it was over international waters.  Yet there are no international waters in the Straits of Hormuz.  The accepted territorial water of all countries extends 12 miles from their shore.  The straight is 21 miles wide and thus straddled between the territorial waters of Iran and Oman.  This alone should be enough to make the issue worthy of debate.

As always Pat Buchanan, the Godfather of Paleoconservatism in a recent article summed up the situation perfectly regarding the two disputes we have with Iran; nuclear weapons and supporting terrorism.

Monday, the president tweeted: “The U.S. request for Iran is very simple — No Nuclear Weapons and No Further Sponsoring of Terror!”

But Iran has no nuclear weapons, has never had nuclear weapons, and has never even produced bomb-grade uranium.

According to our own intelligence agencies in 2007 and 2011, Tehran did not even have a nuclear weapons program.

Under the 2015 nuclear deal, the JCPOA, the only way Iran could have a nuclear weapons program would be in secret, outside its known nuclear facilities, all of which are under constant U.N. inspection.

Where is the evidence that any such secret program exists?

And if it does, why does America not tell the world where Iran’s secret nuclear facilities are located and demand immediate inspections?

And …

“No further sponsoring of terror,” Trump says.

But what does that mean?

As the major Shiite power in a Middle East divided between Sunni and Shiite, Iran backs the Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war, Shiite Hezbollah in Lebanon, Alawite Bashar Assad in Syria, and the Shiite militias in Iraq who helped us stop ISIS’s drive to Baghdad.

Why should we go to war to ensure the energy resources needed by Japan and Europe?  Let them secure their own national interests.

War doesn’t produce prosperity.  It impoverishes those who worship at the altar of Mars.

The unprecedented prosperity flowing from the Trump program of encouraging entrepreneurship and cutting regulations is turning the 2020 election into a choice between Keep America Great and Make America Miserable Again.  A stark choice between capitalist can do-ism and socialist cradle-to-grave do for me-ism.

Peace and prosperity is the formula for four more years regardless of the media megaphone and their progressive lackeys’ witch hunts and state persecutions.

However, a war with body bags arriving and resources evaporating would inevitably birth an anti-war movement trying to recapture the left’s glory days of Vietnam.  The plummeting poll numbers would smell like blood in the water to the well-financed impeach now industry.

Mr. President don’t be lured into a war that will be your war.  It will be the ruin if not the end of your presidency.  How will it benefit Americans?  How will it make America great again?  Pull out of the Mideast.  Use the troops and resources to gain control of our own borders and let the enemies of our enemies devour each other.  Confound the disloyal opposition and the Never-Trumper fellow-travelers with the shimmering success of your policies.

Or as John Lennon said in long years past, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.”

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An Arrow Aimed at America’s Heartland June 4, 2019

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Are you ready to get down into the weeds and look at a current attack on our Federal System through the lenses of American Constitutional History to gain an understanding of something which is nothing less than an arrow aimed at America’s Heartland? 

This is a wakeup call to citizens of Middle America of a plot to strip us of our electoral importance by the entrenched elites of the Deep State. 

Recently, Nevada became the 15th state to pass a measure granting its Electoral College votes to the candidate winning the nationwide popular vote regardless of how the citizens of their own State voted. 

This movement is being led by an organization called National Popular Vote.  The founders of the 501(c)(4) Are election law expert and attorney Barry Fadem and John Kaza (co-inventor of the scratch off lottery ticket).  

Fadem and Kaza both have impressive careers filled with professional achievement.  However, it’s easy for anyone with even a smattering of knowledge of civics to discount their efforts by assuming though they may be intelligent and accomplished they don’t know much about how our government is designed to work. 

In reality the exact opposite might be the case.  These two and their organization aim to disrupt the balance between the States and have intentionally launched this arrow aimed at America’s Heartland. 

Their objective is to influence a group of States whose electoral votes total 270, which is the number needed to win the presidency, into an alliance binding them to follow a majority vote attainable by a combination of New York, New England, and the Left Coast without regard to how the citizens of the States voted. 

During the Constitutional Convention the Framers vigorously debated how the government they were designing should operate.  When looking at the election of the chief executive they rejected direct democracy because they believed it was too prone to result in a majority that would act as a tyrant. 

Looking back across time this collection of largely homeschooled patriots drew upon their knowledge of history and philosophy.  Specifically they looked to the writings of Plato who wrote in the Republic that the people or the demos, as they were called in Greek could not be trusted because they would inevitably vote for whoever promised to meet their desires of the moment even if that meant taking from others or from the national treasury.  In other words they would vote for a Santa Clause over a Washington or a Jefferson.  A lesson well learned and applied by the pitiful politicians promising paradise who make up the best Congress money can buy.    

Plato thought the majority would lack the knowledge and wisdom to make sound choices.  Of course he didn’t know about our enlightened American education system that spends more time indoctrinating the young skulls full of mush about Al Gore’s Climate hoax religion than it does about the founding of this country.  A federally controlled union infected system spends more energy turning our children into good little socialist than teaching them that capitalism has raised more people out of poverty than any other system ever devised. 

Instead of echoing the platitudes of Comrade Sanders and AOC as if they had any chance of working in the real world our government indoctrinators could teach about how the Connecticut Compromise led to the structure of our bicameral legislature and the executive branch.  They could teach that the electoral college was created to prevent the United States from becoming a place where the majority subjugated the minority. 

Hamilton and Madison, two of the key strategists in devising our government focused on factions or combinations of likeminded people who work together to advance their own interests.  Mainly they spoke of majorities and minorities.  Madison especially thought that government must be structured in such a way as to fragment the power of the majority so that it could not become tyrannical. 

When you read Federalist 9 (Hamilton), Federalist10, and Federalist 51 (Madison), these deep thinking political theorists identified three key elements they felt existed to help give the new United States a chance for success: its population size, geographic size, and the differing interests of the independent States.  Back in those days before smartphones, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, and 24-hour cable news, these factors made it difficult if not impossible for minority factions to combine into a coalition large enough to do any real damage to our system.  But today with near instantaneous communication people can be rallied quickly which means emotions can easily out run reflection 

In America today intolerant minority factions can be whipped up into tyrannical majorities in a way the Framers never imagined.  At the very time in our history when we are more vulnerable than ever to manipulated majority rule the National Popular Vote movement wants us to embrace direct democracy at the presidential level. 

The Framers designed a system of government limited in scope and shackled by the Constitution.  A system designed to do little as opposed to doing too much.  They attempted to build a system based on the nature of man.  A system of divided power able to control humanity’s less desirable tendencies.   

As Madison said in Federalist #51, “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” 

This identifies the basic problem perfectly.  We aren’t angels.   

Because of this we need controls designed to prevent unfettered majority dominance.  The Electoral College is the tool given to us by the Framers to make sure all of the States have a voice that is heard.  However, if enough States adopt the National Popular Vote this safeguard will be neutralized, not through amending the Constitution but instead by doing an end-run around it.  If this happens we’ll take a long step towards the dystopian vision our Framers sought to avoid: the tyranny of the majority. 

One question I have is, “How do these political manipulators convince people to vote to make their future votes irrelevant?”  To paraphrase Lincoln, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.  But you can probably fool enough people to convince a majority to vote themselves onto the sidelines of History.”  If this arrow finds its mark a bicoastal electoral juggernaut will trample the voice of the Heartland into the dust of History. 

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The Times They Are a Changing May 2, 2019

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I now have college students who not only look at the Cold War the way my generation looked at WW II, they see Vietnam the way we saw WWI, and they weren’t alive on 9-11-01.

They’ve been force fed on Al Gore’s man-made global warming hoax and the glories of the eternally free as outlined by Bernie-style Socialism every day of their legally mandated attendance at public screwals.  They don’t just say they’re Socialists they’re proud to tell you they’re Socialists.  When you ask them what Socialism is after they say, “Everybody gets everything for free,” a blank stare usually spreads across their self-satisfied face.

If you point out that Socialism has never worked anywhere ever they point to Bernie, AOC, and other prominent Democrat fellow-travelers and repeat the mantra about Norway, Sweden, and the Scandinavian Socialist mirage.  Their eyes glaze over and they react like Will Robinson’s robot when something doesn’t compute if you try to tell them that all of the Scandinavian countries have economies that’re more capitalistic than our own.  Or, that spending less than one percent of GDP on defense because we defend them frees up money for social spending.

A few years ago they were repeating the words of Sean Penn and other Hollywood know-nothings who praised the so-called Socialist miracle in Venezuela.  Now that the once fourth richest country in the world has descended into the Socialist end game of living in the dirt and eating leaves the Socialist apologists say its America’s fault the miracle has vanished instead of facing the reality that sooner or later you always run out of other people’s money.

Hopefully once these preprogrammed proto-adults mature they’ll live out the reality of one of the nuggets of wisdom often attributed to Winston Churchill, “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart.  If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.”

It’s easy to think everything should be free when your parents have supplied you with everything for free all your life.  Once you have to figure out how to keep a roof over your head and food on the table most people are smart enough to realize there is in fact no free lunch.

The unfortunate reality is that all of these dreamy-eyed Kum ba yah kadets may well vote us all into the Gulag before the reality of a work-a-day world has a chance to wring the “I want what I want and I want it now!” childishness out of their minds.

There’s no doubt that the future belongs to the young for they’ll be living in it after the old are gone.  It’s also true that very generation when they’re young act as if youth is some kind of novel invention they’ve devised on their own.  Today we’re witnessing the abandonment and rejection of everything that made this country great, its culture, its history, and its heritage.  Whether America will still be a shining city on a hill and the last best hope of humanity for freedom once the foundations have been swept away is a question for the future to answer.  However, one thing is for sure; the times they are a changing.

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Who Weaponized the FBI? April 8, 2019

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With the release of the Mueller Report we finally have what should be the definitive word: There never was any collusion between President Trump or his campaign and the Russian government.  After 675 days of investigation, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, and 500 witness interviews nada, zip, nothing but false charges, innuendo, slander, and an obvious smear campaign by the sore losers and their megaphone media.

The beginning of this sordid chapter in American History is almost laughable.  After former Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from his job Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein sends a letter to President Trump recommending he fire DBI director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server.  Then Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel to investigate supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin because President Trump fired Comey in an attempt to obstruct of justice.  You just can’t make this stuff up.

With the release of Mueller’s report the first act in the silent coup has collapsed.

Now comes the time to pay the piper.  There are increasing cries to investigate the investigators.  It’s high time the American people find out who weaponized the FBI and then used them in an illegal attempt to influence an election and once that failed to overthrow a duly elected president.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R. CA) the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee plans to send eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice.  Calling the gang-that-couldn’t-shoot-straight “Watergate Wannabees” Nunes said the criminal activity includes leaks of highly classified material and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

Nunes went on to say that five of the referrals “are what I would call straight up referrals… that name someone and name the specific crimes… [which are] lying to Congress, misleading Congress, leaking classified information.”

He also added that “There are three [referrals] that I think are more complicated… We believe there was a conspiracy to lie to the FISA court, mislead the FISA court by numerous individuals that all need to be investigated and looked at that, and we believe the [relevant] statute is the conspiracy statute. The second conspiracy one is involving manipulation of intelligence that also could ensnarl many Americans.”

This is not just a Republican witch hunt in response to the Democrat witch hunt.

Ex-Gov. / Sen. Bob Kerrey (D. NE) says, “Rather than investigating the president further, Congress needs to investigate how the Department of Justice got this one so wrong. If the president of the United States is vulnerable to prosecutorial abuse, then God help all the rest of us.”

Former Harvard Professor and legal expert Alan Dershowitz, a self-declared liberal Democrat, has maintained from the start that Congress needs a nonpartisan commission to investigate the failings of the justice system in searching for a crime that was not found in the Mueller Report.

The collapse of the Mueller investigation hasn’t stopped those who suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome who infest Congress.  The current smear being perpetrated by the never-say-die Watergate Wannabees and their silent coup is obstruction of Justice.  Since collusion is not a crime and there never was any collusion to begin with how could there have been any obstruction of justice?   If anything it should be obstruction of injustice.

Lying to Congress, leaking classified material, lying to obtain FISA warrants, conspiracy to influence a presidential election, and conspiracy to overthrow the president of the United States: this sounds like a plot from the TV series 24.  All we need is the dramatic music to make it a real nail biter.  If Rep. Nunes starts whispering like Jack Bauer I’m going to move to the edge of my seat.

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A Coup Wrapped in a Hoax Inside a Vendetta March 25, 2019

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After 675 days of investigation, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, and 500 witness interviews here are a few things that never happened in the time-consuming, money-wasting, slanderous attempt to erase the results of the 2016 election known as the Mueller investigation:

  1. After endless speculation and daily smears Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and other people whose supposed legal jeopardy was the subject of around-the-clock media speculation in the last year were not indicted.
  2. No one in the Trump campaign or his inner circle was implicated or charged with conspiring with Russia to fix the 2016 election, as the media authoritatively claimed day-after-day throughout the last two years.
  3. The president was not subpoenaed though the almost hysterical pundits of the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party known as the drive-by media assured us he would be.
  4. Though endless hours of speculation centered on the President’s imminent firing of Mueller it never happened
  5. The ceaseless attacks against President Trump disguised as news constantly told us the President obstructed justice by interfering with the Mueller investigation.  However, in a letter to Congress, Attorney General Barr after mentioning he was required to notify lawmakers if any top Justice Department officials ever interfered with the Mueller investigation stated, “There were no such instances.”

Completing an investigation initiated by the CABAL in the Justice Department dedicated to reversing the outcome of the 2016 election, an investigation which did not meet the Justice Department’s own standard for appointing a Special Prosecutor; the presence of an underlying crime, Mueller is finally finished.  Not long after the news broke, Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts said, “The feeling at the White House right now is that this is finally over.”

Unfortunately for those of us who want to get about the business of making America great again this will probably be a yes and a no.   Mueller’s report not recommending any additional indictments doesn’t mean that the Democrats have given up on their eternal Trump-Russia investigation.  Since those who knew there was nothing to this in the first place anticipated this possibility.  This is why the House Democrats jump started new Trump-Russia investigations to ensure it will never be over.  Does anyone doubt such investigations will continue, at least until the 2020 elections?  In reality this has been and is government funded media fueled opposition research and Democrat campaigning for whichever socialist they eventually nominate.

During one of their relentless wall-to-wall bash Trump panels even the dying CNN, nest of the most outspoken of the so-called journalists suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, had to admit this was a “Huge Victory for the President,” and that Trump was “Vindicated.”

Here are few samplings from their less than enthusiastic announcement of their long sought dream: the end of the Mueller investigation.

Their Commander Wolf Blitzer said, “President Trump has won a huge victory.”

Evan Pérez commented, “He’s been vindicated by them.”

The rabidly anti-Trump Gloria Borger agreed, “And then he’s now vindicated, exactly.”  She added, “You know–how do you manage that politically? I mean, we obviously can’t jump the gun here. We have to see what comes out from Barr, and what’s in the report. But if I’m at Mar-A-Lago with the president, as Pamela has been reporting, the lawyers are … that I would be very happy.”

Another of CNN’s trained talking heads Shimon Prokupecz said, “A couple of victories here.  The president did not have to sit down for an interview. They were so concerned about that, because he’d get caught up in lies–and there would be perjury traps. Okay, so that’s now over. No more people being indicted. Sealed, unsealed–no more indictments. Mueller is done. Huge victory for the president.”

The uncompromising off the rails nature of these investigations is exemplified in their incessant demands for President Trump’s tax returns.  He’s been audited by the IRS every year for more than a dozen years.  Does anyone believe if the highly politicized Obama IRS of Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Lois Lerner had found any irregularities in Trump’s returns they wouldn’t have been leaked?  Does anyone in the Democrat echo chamber media ever mention that Nancy Pelosi refuses to make her tax returns public?

So one chapter may be ending but never fear the sequels are here.  It is all about damaging President Trump enough so that he will lose his bid for re-election.  Add the votes of the low-information and indoctrinated by the nightly news sheep to the illegals, the felons, the socialists, and the America Last crowd and the Democrats hope to deliver us to Bernie, Beto, and their Green New Deal brand of Venezuelan worker’s paradise.

Let’s hope there are enough people who’ve swallowed the red pill, had the scales wiped from their eyes, and realize the entire Trump – Russia side show was designed to front for a silent coup and to cover up the only real colluding that took place in the 2016 election.  Hillary colluding with DNC to rig the nomination process against Bernie.  And Hillary’s campaign colluding with Fusion GPS who hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a “dossier” filled with fake news and garbage that was all dressed up by the FBI, taken to the FISA Court, and presented as a legitimate intelligence document.   Let’s hope.

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Random Thoughts V March 14, 2019

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If Planned Parenthood was selling puppy body parts they would be shut down yesterday.

The thirties and forties are a blur with work and family.  The fifties start to slow down and in the sixties you start to get comfortable with yourself, or not.

Before Obama: We had no ISIS, no BLM, No ANTIFA, and no war on cops.

With Obama: We had a no-growth economy we were told was “The New Normal”

Sometimes wisdom is best said with silence.

You may have lost but you are not lost. You are His and no one; nothing can snatch you out of His hand. When there’s nowhere to stand…stand on your faith.

Clinton admitted to using marijuana.  Obama admitted to using cocaine.  Teddy Kennedy killed a girl in a car accident and covered it up.  But suddenly Kavanaugh’s drinking habits 30 years ago are reprehensible to Democrats.

Three democrat senators on the judiciary committee voted not to impeach president Clinton even though:  He committed perjury, obstructed justice, lied about having sex with a White House intern until DNA evidence proved he lied, Almost a dozen women accused him of rape and sexual assault.  But at least there was no political motivation for their political assault on Justice Kavanaugh.

One thing the Presidential alert test did….reveal all the cell phones illegally owned by inmates in prison.

People are poor because of rich people.  And slow cars are slow because of fast cars.

Why are American citizens who want to protect our sovereignty called Nazis and racists while illegal aliens are called Dreamers?

Everyone is the center of their own universe because that’s the only vantage point any of us have.”

When we compartmentalize reality the little chunks seem to slip away like ice floats on a river.  They’re a big deal while they’re here but once they’re gone there’s another in its place to be a big deal for a while.  Maybe that’s why when something happens, even important things I figure, “That’s not such a big deal.”  Because the river is still flowing and I’m looking forward to the ocean.

You get what you get because that’s what you got.  Which is the possessive of Popeye’s philosophical high point, “I yam what I yam an’ tha’s all I yam,” which is the cartoon reflection of the Hippie truism, “It is what it is cause that what it is.”  Which is the modern reflection of Aristotle’s insight of the law of identity: ‘Whatever is, is.”  Which is the verbal expression for the math term: For all a: a = a.

Most people read the headline and make-up the story.

All one can do is all one can do and if everyone would just do that imagine how much would get done.

The difference between junk and stuff: Junk is stuff you no longer want. Stuff is junk you want to keep.

When all is said and done it will all be done just as He said.

God saves us from things we think we need and blesses us with things we don’t know we need.

Irony is lost on the ignorant.

I used to remember that before I forgot it.

Graveyards are filled with indispensable people.

The melting pot has become the smelting pot.  Once we all wanted to become Americans.  Now Americans all want to become some kind of hyphenated – American.  Identity politics and the cult of victimization is Balkanizing America.

The Bible: Read it – Believe it – Live it and watch it change your life

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America’s Frankenstein Culture March 2, 2019

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Remember the big flap when the undercover video from Project Veritas showed the leaders of Planned Parenthood callously talking about selling parts of aborted children?  This was exposed several times.  One federal judge even ruled that the videos were authentic and not deceptively edited.  Altogether Project Veritas released a dozen videos exposing this monstrous evil.

After the initial shock of the videos the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media or as they are also known: the Propaganda Arm of the Democrat Party went on a rampage attacking the videos and those who made them.  And surprise, surprise, surprise an exhaustive investigation by Planned Parenthood found that despite all the video evidence there were no sales of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood even though their own executives were the people on the videos talking about selling fetal tissue.  Of course the manufactured results of the cover-up received more exposure than the videos.

Now comes this soul wrenching mind-numbing headline from the best government money can buy, “HHS Extends Contract to Make ‘Humanized Mice’ With Aborted Baby Parts for Another 90 Days.”

That’s right those baby parts that aren’t being sold are being purchased by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to conduct experiments funded by our tax dollars.  Which, according to the Hyde Amendment, cannot be used to fund abortion.

What are “humanized mice” any sane person might ask?  These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies.

What is this all about?  According to CNSNews.com, “The HHS’s multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these “humanized mice” creates a demand–driven by federal tax dollars–for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies. According to an estimate it has published on its website, the National Institutes of Health (which is a division of HHS) will spend $95 million this fiscal year alone on research that–like UCSF’s “humanized mouse” contract–uses human fetal tissue.”

The contract specifically requires researchers at UCSF to make two different types of “humanized mice” both of which are “engrafted with human fetal liver and thymus.”

After the Allies conquered Germany and liberated the demonic system of concentration and death camps the NAZI insanity used to kill millions many German citizens denied any knowledge that the Final Solution had been implemented by their own government.  They must have thought this lack of knowledge absolved them of any responsibility for what their government had done.  Allied troops forced German citizens to tour the camps and to view the results of their government’s policies.  After that they could no longer say they didn’t know.

The videos of Project Veritas serve the same purpose for Americans.  We can no longer say we don’t know that children are being slaughtered and their body parts sold.  Has the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave morphed into the Land of the Sleaze and the Home of the Knave?  Have the industry of death and its networks of abortion mills so permeated our society that we can calmly accept them and these Frankenstein laboratories killing babies and perverting God’s creation for profit?

If we do not rise up and demand that this evil stop we become the silent tax paying sheep who not only allow it but also fund it.  Let’s write our Representative in Congress.  Write our Senator.  Write the President.   Demand that this slaughter of the innocents ends.  Demand that the unspeakable evil of selling pieces of aborted children be branded as what it is … a crime against humanity … and that those who profit by this evil are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

We need to speak up now or our silence will bear witness against us.  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

What is the State of Our Union? February 8, 2019

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America is slipping over a cliff.

And there’s one man locked in mortal battle with the political, judicial, military, and media establishment trying to stop it.

Ever since the election of 2016 the entire establishment has been trying to reverse the vote of those who put President Trump in office.  They’ve investigated and smeared.  They’ve put up road block after road block.

And half the country backs them in their effort.  We’re divided.  One side wants America to be America.  The other side wants a globalist vision of we are the world.  One thing that illustrates the effectiveness of generations of dumbing down perpetuated by government-run public education and the power of a wall-to-wall propaganda megaphone is that so many of the self-anointed hip, the liberal, and the idealistic young are lined up with the establishment to bring down the first leader since 1980 who is actually trying to reverse America’s slide into the dustbin of history.

Their outrage is real.  How dare Trump try to make America great again!  How dare he try to stop the endless importation of low information voters!  America doesn’t belong to its citizens.  They didn’t build that.  Walls don’t work.  Just listen to all the capitalist hating socialists who’ve made millions and billions in our free economy living behind walls telling us this is so.  It’s like Louis XVI leading the mob and trying to send Thomas Paine and Lafayette to the guillotine.  If it wasn’t so serious it’d be funny.  At least maybe we’ll laugh through our tears as the lights go out in the last best hope of mankind.

Watching the votes and the choices of those who want the Trump agenda enacted being disregarded daily by the governing elite and the howling mob of their fellow-travelers is a right now smack-you-in-the-face illustration of the futility of life without God.  If people try on their own to change the world the god of this age fights back.  And in the worldly realm without God this little god, the prince of the power of the air ,wins a lot of battles.

No surprise there, for the sons of this world are wiser than the sons of light.  In other words, “Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. They are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits.”  And that’s why Democrats always appear smarter than Republicans.  They’re more disciplined and more focused on their goal of transforming America into a Venezuelan style worker’s paradise, and they never take a step back.  Combined with the fact that at least half of the elected Republicans are RINOs these advantages add up to even when the Republicans win they lose.

But that’s in the world. We who trust in Christ as our Savior, who’ve confessed that Jesus is the Lord and Leader of our life, and believe that God raised Him from the dead may be in the world but we’re not of the world, and we shouldn’t be conformed to its image.

So what is the State of our union with Christ?

Billy Graham taught us years ago that: “The Bible teaches that worldliness is a force, a spirit, an atmosphere of the cosmos that is in opposition to all that is godly and Christian. Its goal is selfish pleasure, material success and the pride of life. It is ambitious, self-centered. God is not necessarily denied; He is just ignored and forgotten.” And that, “The Bible is clear that the world’s inhabitants are either under the influence of this cosmos with its cunning, deception and spell; or they are in Christ and under the direction of the Spirit of God. There is no neutral ground. The lines are drawn by the Bible.”

This hasn’t changed.  And it’s easy to check where we stand in relation to this reality.  In the still of the night as you drift off to sleep what’re you thinking of?   In the middle of the night if you wake up what’re you thinking of?  In the morning when you wake up what’re you thinking of?  These are the times when we’re as removed from our life-swallowing mind-numbing work-a-day-world life as possible.  This is a perfect time to determine whether our mind is focused on Jesus or is it consumed by the things of this world?

If you have a hard time keeping your focus on God in the midst of the trials and tribulations of this vale of tears let me make a suggestion.

Christian radio is something that helps me.  Maybe it would help you?  There are local stations all over the dial, streaming to every devise imaginable.  There’s every type of music from Gospel, to country, from rock to rap.  I can suggest two that work for me.  K-Love which is a national station found on dials from coast to coast and Life 107.1 which is a station heard around the Midwest.  As I said there’re local channels all over and you can easily find one that meets your particular taste.

Pumping that positive faith message into my brain as much as possible helps me stay closer to Christ.  Give it a try.  What’ve you got to lose?  If nothing else you’ll find uplifting music performed by some of the best musicians in the world.

So what’s the state of our union?  Are we moving toward God or away from Him?  That’s the only thing that ultimately matters in this life.  Let’s leave the carnival mirror reflections that make up the worldly life around us and exercise our rights as citizens of Heaven and as the words of an old song tell us:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

 

 

Got Hope? January 30, 2019

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Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.”  As I drive to Mega Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world! What a world!”  

There is a massive unspoken problem in America today floating like the iceberg in front of the Titanic waiting to sink the unsinkable ship.   Founded by revolutionaries crying “No taxation without representation!” the Republic these revolutionaries devised has devolved into a society where 44% of the people  pay no Federal Income Tax and the number of people receiving government benefits is even higher.  What incentive would these non-paying receivers have to reign in an overbearing and intrusive government?  This unseen and unspoken problem is a cancer in the body politic. 

Self-serving professional politicians buy votes by exempting non-productive people from personal financial responsibility while providing ever-expanding benefits at the expense of the productive.  This is not the right versus left, conservative versus liberal, democrat versus republican he-said-she-said endless debate that devours the chatocracy of cable’s wall-to-wall talking-heads.  This is not an academic exercise that pointy-headed political science and history majors with dueling pocket protectors debate for hours in their mother’s basement as they post their latest scoop on their samizdat blogs. If it is not any of these things what is it?  It’s a dagger pointing directly at the heart of our civilization. 

Western Civilization awoke from the slumber of the Dark Ages enlightened and empowered by a belief that humanity has an innate right to be free and a natural right to excel.  Rights and freedoms given by God not bestowed at the whim of some Legend-in-his-own-mind Leader.  This civilization gathered steam in Europe exploding upon the world stage through an energetic period of exploration.   

In America after a revolution fought by farmers and merchants against the greatest empire of the day the Founders dared to declare, “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.” After centuries of government thugs standing on the windpipe of everyday people these self-sacrificing giants observed that in a civilized world government was not imposed by the strong upon the weak it was instead built upon a social contract between the governed and those entrusted with the privilege to govern when they said, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” 

Today this bold and unique experiment in freedom is being devoured from within and challenged from without.  Those who believe the collective should reign over the individual, those who believe in the suffocating sameness of socialism over the rough-and-tumble of capitalism have worked for generations building a culture of dependency. This has tempered the steel will of the pioneers into the sloppy demands of the couch-potato slacker waiting for someone to find their remote as they guzzle some refreshments and wait for the game as bread and circuses take the place of innovation and accomplishment.  Schools teaching 2+2 might = 5, trophies for everyone, politically correct new-speak and affirmative action promotions have sapped the vitality from the citizens of our Republic.  Politicians and their fellow-travelers use a system of cronies and sweet-heart deals to reward each other for siphoning trillions from the public treasury promising the dumbed-down descendants of revolutionaries that they just might win the lotto before they have to declare bankruptcy so they might as well re-elect the same old grafters once again. 

There comes a time when those who are raising the sails and paddling the boat have to admit to themselves the ballast down in steerage weighs more than the cargo.  There comes a time when even the most non-confrontational and loyal among us begin to ask, “Who is John Galt” as Atlas tires of his thankless job and shrugs the burden of dead-weight into the dustbin of history.  As the perpetually-reelected and the propaganda spewing Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media trumpet the inevitability of government rationed health-care, cap-n-trade industrial suicide, comprehensive import-a-voter immigration reform and the surrender of sovereignty through treaties supposedly designed to deal with  mythical global warming  there shines a light in a bell tower, one if by land and two if by sea. 

America finally elects a president who directly runs on promises to deal with these life threatening problems and the disloyal opposition and the kangaroo courts do everything in their power to make sure no one applies the breaks as we careen towards the cliff on insolvency. Every trick in their playbook is employed to make sure the president elected to drain the swamp is neutered.  Investigations run by politicized lawyers and G-men keep revealing things that point at Hillary as the only person who tried to fix an election by stealing the primary from Bernie.  Hillary whose campaign colluded with the Russians through Fusion GPS and their KGB connected British Spy Christopher Steele.  It turns out that the Trump campaign received 0 dollars from the Russians while the Clinton Foundation money laundromat received millions over a period of years while Bill earned 500,000 for a short speech to the Russians seeking to corner America’s uranium market, a sale that his wife help guide through the process.  And the conclusion drawn by the witch hunters …wait for it … Trump is a Russian agent. 

If Chicken Little hasn’t told you lately, “The sky is falling.”  Can anyone say, impeachment?   

That is the sorry state of the American political world today.  There is one almost humorous aside as we slide towards that dustbin historians love to reference.  All the geriatric radicals and revolutionaries still dreaming of their glory years in the 60s and 70s aided by the screen-addicted beneficiaries of government public school programming lined up behind the swampy establishment to fight the first truly revolutionary leader we’ve elected since 1980.  “What a world! What a world!”  

But praise God we have somewhere else to look for hope for without hope we’re hopeless and I refuse to allow the despicable but predictable changes currently assaulting our economy and our political system to bring about my own personal Great Depression.  Those who believe in the Devil believe he comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  I believe if he can’t steal your joy he can’t keep your stuff and weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.   

And I believe that Jesus Christ has come to set us free.  And if He sets us free we are free indeed.  So take courage.  Don’t lose hope.  Instead be hope-filled. All you have to do is confess Jesus as the lord, the leader of your life and believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and you will enter into a world of joy unspeakable and full of glory.  If you haven’t done that before I’m going to believe you just did, and that fills me with hope. 

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens 

 

 

 

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