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Random Thoughts Two November 29, 2017

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The Democrats haven’t been this angry since the Republicans ended slavery.

If Islam is so wonderful why do Muslims seek refuge in Christian countries?

The NRA is the only organization in America that is consistently blamed for actions its members don’t commit.

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, from the 1950’s through July 10th of 2016, 98.4 percent of mass shootings have occurred on gun-free zones, with just 1.6 percent occurring where citizens are allowed to have firearms with them.

Why doesn’t Eminem write protest songs about all the Democrat politicians who bankrupt and ruined his hometown of Detroit?

Admitting that both parties routinely ignore the Constitution, reject the rule of law, and erode liberty is the first step to recovery.

From the You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Department: Hillary, “I give 10% of my income to charity every year and Weinstein’s donations will be part of that”

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man which he proposes to pay off with your money.

Don’t worry if people don’t like you.  Most people struggle to like themselves.

If you eat today thank a farmer.  If you eat in peace thank a veteran.

Five things liberals never seem to understand:

  1. “Free” does not actually mean free.
  2. You are not entitled to someone else’s hard earned money…ever.
  3. You cannot tax a nation into prosperity.
  4. The rich are not responsible for your financial situation…you are.
  5. Socialism leads to communism … always.

Fifty-nine are dead in the worst mass shooting in American History.  In Chicago they call that August.  At Planned Parenthood they call that Tuesday.

In America today every citizen is forced to buy health insurance yet everyone is not forced to prove they are a citizen.  Many of those who refuse or cannot prove they are citizens receive free health insurance paid for by those forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.

In America today the federal government can listen to and record everything you say without a warrant and the person who tells us about it is a traitor.

Does anyone see a problem with a system that taxes you if you work and pays you if you don’t?

Trump says we are a nation of believers and that “together we are strengthened and sustained by the power of prayer.” Democrats want prayer out of the public sphere.

Trump called the Las Vegas shooting a “horrific mass murder” and an “act of pure evil.” Democrats blame the guns and want to take yours away.

Trump honored the heroes of Las Vegas, including the police officers and other first responders. Democrats elevate thugs and view our protectors in blue with disdain.

Trump quotes scripture. Democrats ridicule those who do.

Trump stresses unity. Democrats divide American society into victims and oppressors.

Trump says, “We love our country.” Obama went on an international apology tour.

Trump says, “We cherish the sacred dignity of every human life.” Democrats murder babies.

Trump says, “We believe in strong families.” Democratic policies pull them apart.

Trump says, “We are proud of our history.” Democrats tear down monuments.

Trump says, “We respect our great American flag.” Democrats take a knee.

In a DUI we blame the driver.  In a bombing we blame the bomber.  In a mass shooting we blame the gun.

Does anyone remember that after Pearl Harbor we declared war on Japan?  We didn’t declare war on sneak attacks.  Yet after 9-11 when fifteen of the 19 terrorists who flew planes into our buildings were citizens of Saudi Arabia associated with al-Qaeda (the others were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Lebanon) we declared war on “Terrorism.”  We knew the war was over when the delegates of Japan signed an unconditional surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo bay.  How will we know when a war on terror is over?

Stand up for what’s right.  Or you’ll fall for what’s wrong.

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get the gators in the swamp to at least read the Constitution and I think I have a fool-proof plan.  I put the entire constitution into the body of an email.  That way at least the NSA read it.  Now let’s hope they pass it along.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2017 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

 

Drain the Swamp September 27, 2017

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In America today most people choose their favorite brand of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR Cartel based on the charisma of the news reader, and don’t waste their time tuning into other news options.

What are the criteria for their choice of a news outlet? Does the news reader look or sound authoritative?  Are they better looking?  Do they have a more pleasing voice?  Are they a Male?  Are they a female? Are they Gay? Are we not sure?  Whatever the reason, it isn’t because they say anything different.  It often sounds like they all have the same writers and story selectors.  The content is no different.

Do you want to hear the story about how the Republicrat Elite is going to stop the Trump agenda before or after you hear the story about how the Donald is not fit for the highest office in the land or after?  Do you want to learn about the latest polls that show everyone hates Trump before or after you hear how Trump the Traitor colluded with the Russians before or after you hear about the insane proposals of the racist homophobe misogynist Trump to build a wall, stop the terrorists from moving next door, or starve the poor?  Perhaps the line-up of the stories is slightly changed from one news clone to another but that’s about it.  All hate Trump all the time.

When I have a chance encounter and what passes for conversation with so many Kool-Aid drinking low information voters i.e progressive induhviduals the conversation usually goes like this:

Me: What do you think about _______ (fill in the blank)?

Progressive Induhvidual: Repeat what ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, etc. has said recently stated as if this was their independently arrived at personal opinion.

Or if they’re a Conservative Induhvidual: Repeat what Fox, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, National Review, etc. has recently said.

It’s almost impossible to find anyone who has actually read any books on topics of importance such as economics, politics, sociology, or the History that ties them all together.

Several times a year I attend meetings that are filled with nothing but PhDs, professors, and university administrators.  All content experts in these very subjects as well as many others.  The results are basically the same.  The death of critical thinking has led to a deafening silence in the area of actual personal opinion, a dearth of dialogue, and a collapse of conversation.

The American people, who at the time of the Founding saw blacksmiths discussing with candle makers the pros and cons of constitutions and the meaning of liberty or carpenters debating with plumbers the need for a free economy versus the need for public works.  Just read the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist Papers, look at the level of thought and speech and ask yourself, “How do the public debate, and newspaper articles of contemporary America match up?”  Today the public debate takes place at about a 3rd grade level compared to the graduate school of those earlier days.

What happened?  Back then there weren’t public schools.  Churches and families educated their own.  Today after generations of highly funded and severely structured public education we’ve successfully dumbed ourselves down to the lowest common denominator.

Look at the late great Bernie Sanders revolt which was short circuited and contained by the ballot fixing elite in the Democrat Party.  Or look at the Trump Revolution which overwhelmed the elite in the Republican Party.  Either way it’s obvious that we tax paying entities who inhabit flyover country whether of the right or left have had enough of the bi-coastal elite that’s driving us over the cliff into the third world.  Since their favorite empty pantsuit blew the election and she can’t carry the water for the donor class all the way to the bank obviously the elite controlled media has dropped their camouflage of objectivity and is all in to make sure Trump is destroyed.

At least there was one pseudo surprise in the Hollywood scripted replay of Primary Colors the Distaff Edition.  After all of the frothing at the mouth Bernie supporters did.  After his highly motivated supporters were so brave they booed or turned their backs at the Democrat Party Spectacle in Philadelphia on their anointed queen.  Low and behold their fearless leader fell into line and surprise, surprise, surprise supported the mistress of manipulation.  Then just as evidence surfaced that yes, the entire primary exercise was rigged from the beginning the mind-numb robots of the left who chanted and cheered for Bernie stood in line to cast their rationally considered and highly principled vote for the very person who engineered the fix, took her money and marching orders from the crony capitalists, and is arguably the most corrupt person to ever run for the presidency.  After the election, Bernie, the man of the people bought his third house and settled in a well feathered bed until next time he’s needed to attack his fellow millionaires and billionaires.

Who could have seen this coming except a blind man in a dark room with no media access?

The pre-programmed electorate combined with the usual fraud, imported voters and all the dead people who never leave the voting rolls of the corrupt Democrat City fiefdoms, marched in lockstep to the polls to hand America lock-stock-and-barrel to the Clinton Crime Family.

However the November Miracle happened and instead of the Sleazy Don following the totally corrupt Donna back into the White House the Donald won.

Enough people swallowed the red pill and were willing to at least take a shot at shaking things up before we’re swept away by the unregulated immigration invasion and state sponsored outsourcing that low and behold we didn’t end up with another perpetually re-elected hack.

An old saying goes, “There are only two things that are certain in this life, death and taxes.”  We’ve all been programmed to accept this as an inevitable truism.  Death to be sure is natural and inevitable.  If you were born you’ll die.  Taxes however aren’t a natural thing.  They’re in actuality the forced expropriation of funds from the productive taken through the use of the state’s monopoly on the use of coercive force.  And so, though they aren’t natural and they aren’t inevitable like death or gravity they may in realistic terms given the overwhelming preponderance of government power be unavoidable.

Our country refused to follow the dictates of the elite controlled media. America refused to become the turf of the Sleazy Donna from Chappaqua whose word parsing motto should be the Bart Simpson anthem, “I didn’t do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can’t prove anything.”  We chose not to let the White House once again become Bill’s love nest.  We refused to let the George Soros puppet in heels moves into the Oval Office with her rolodex of contributors both foreign and domestic.

So what do we have now?  The Cartel and the politicians that follow them around like a children’s pull toy on a string are screeching day and night the Russians!  The Russians!  They have Comey’s BFF installed as the Special Counsel because of Comey’s leaks.  The stage is set for a sequel to the Progressives favorite thriller, “The Witch Hunt of Watergate.”

What’s a freedom loving constitutionalist to do?  How about every time the Progressives issue a subpoena for one of the President’s followers we issue one for a Debbie Wasserman Schultz, or her Pakistani IT money launderer, or Bill Clinton, or Loretta Lynch, or any of the shady characters who actually tried to fix the election.  How about a Special Counsel to investigate all the scandals of the Obummer nightmare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the IRS, or the serial unmasking of American citizens for political purposes?

Why should we just roll over and take it?  Why not take it and roll on instead?  We won let’s act like it!

If we don’t stand up after the Miracle in November and demand that the swamp is drained when will it happen?  When Chelsea gets elected?  If we can’t drain the swamp now the swamp is going to drain us right into the sewer of history.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

 

Lock Her Up August 2, 2017

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In America today most people choose their favorite brand of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR Cartel based on the charisma of the news reader, and don’t waste their time tuning into other news options.

What are the criteria for their choice of a news outlet? Does the news reader look or sound authoritative?  Are they better looking?  Do they have a more pleasing voice?  Are they a Male?  Are they a female? Are they Gay? Are we not sure?  Whatever the reason, it isn’t because they say anything different.  It often sounds like they all have the same writers and story selectors.  The content is no different.

Do you want to hear the story about how the Republican Elite is trying to figure out some way to dump Trump before or after you hear the story about how The Donald is not fit for the highest office in the land or after?  Do you want to learn about the latest polls that show everyone hates Trump before or after you hear how Trump the Traitor colluded with the Russians before or after you hear about the insane proposals of the racist homophobe misogynist Trump?  Perhaps the line-up of the stories is slightly changed from one news clone to another but that’s about it.

When I have a chance encounter and what passes for conversation with so many Kool-Aid drinking low information voters i.e progressive induhviduals the conversation usually goes like this:

Me: What do you think about _______ (fill in the blank)?

Progressive Induhvidual: Repeat what ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, etc. has said recently stated as if this was their independently arrived at personal opinion.

Or if they are a Conservative Induhvidual: Repeat what Fox, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, National Review, etc. has recently said.

It’s almost impossible to find anyone who has actually read any books on topics of importance such as economics, politics, sociology, or the History that ties them all together.

Several times a year I attend meetings that are filled with nothing but PhDs, professors, and university administrators.  All content experts in these very subjects as well as many others.  The results are basically the same.  The death of critical thinking has led to a deafening silence in the area of actual personal opinion, a dearth of dialogue, and a collapse of conversation.  The American people, who at the time of the Founding saw blacksmiths discussing with candle makers the pros and cons of constitutions and the meaning of liberty or carpenters debating with plumbers the need for a free economy versus the need for public works.  Just read the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist Papers, look at the level of thought and speech and ask yourself, “How do the public debate, and newspaper articles of contemporary America match up?”  Today the public debate takes place at about a 3rd grade level compared to the graduate school of those earlier days.

What happened?  Back then there weren’t public schools.  Churches and families educated their own.  Today after generations of highly funded and severely structured public education we’ve successfully dumbed ourselves down to the lowest common denominator.

Look at the late great Bernie Sanders revolt which was contained by the elite in the Democrat Party and the Trump Revolution which overwhelmed the elite in the Republican Party it’s obvious that we tax paying entities who inhabit flyover country whether of the right or left have had enough of the bi-coastal elite that’s driving us over the cliff into the third world.  Since their empty pantsuit blew the election and she can’t carry the water for the donor class all the way to the bank obviously the elite controlled media has dropped their camouflage of objectivity and is all in to make sure Trump is destroyed.

At least there was one pseudo surprise in the Hollywood scripted replay of Primary Colors the Distaff Edition.  After all of the frothing at the mouth Bernie supporters did.  After they were so brave that they booed or turned their backs at the Democrat Party Spectacle in Philadelphia on their anointed queen.  Low and behold their fearless leader fell into line and surprise surprise supported the mistress of manipulation.  Then just as evidence surfaced that yes, the entire primary exercise was rigged from the beginning the mind-numb robots of the left who chanted and cheered for Bernie stood in line to cast their rationally considered and highly principled vote for the very person who engineered the fix, takes her money and marching orders from the crony capitalists, and is arguably the most corrupt person to ever run for the presidency.  After the election, Bernie, the man of the people bought his third house and settled in a well feathered bed until next time he’s needed to attack his fellow millionaires and billionaires..

Who could have seen this coming except a blind man in a dark room with no media access?

The pre-programmed electorate combined with the usual fraud, imported voters and all the dead people who never leave the voting rolls of the corrupt Democrat City fiefdoms, marched in lockstep to the polls to hand America lock-stock-and-barrel to the Clinton Crime Family.

However the November Miracle happened and instead of the Sleazy Don following the totally corrupt Donna back into the White House the Donald won.

Enough people swallowed the red pill and were willing to at least take a shot at shaking things up before we’re swept away by the unregulated immigration invasion and state sponsored outsourcing that low and behold we didn’t end up with another perpetually re-elected hack.

An old saying goes, “There are only two things that are certain in this life, death and taxes.”  We’ve all been programmed to accept this as an inevitable truism.  Death to be sure is natural and inevitable.  If you were born you’ll die.  Taxes however aren’t a natural thing.  They’re in actuality the forced expropriation of funds from the productive taken through the use of the state’s monopoly on the use of coercive force.  And so, though they aren’t natural and they aren’t inevitable like death or gravity they may in realistic terms given the overwhelming preponderance of government power be unavoidable.

Our country refused to follow the dictates of the elite controlled media. America refused to become the turf of the Sleazy Donna from Chappaqua whose word parsing motto should be the Bart Simpson anthem, “I didn’t do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can’t prove anything.”  We chose not to let the White House once again become Bill’s love nest.  We refused to let the George Soros puppet in heels moves into the Oval Office with her rolodex of contributors both foreign and domestic.

So what do we have now?  The Cartel and the politicians that follow them around like a children’s pull toy on a string are screeching day and night the Russians!  The Russians!  They have Comey’s BFF installed as the Special Counsel because of Comey’s leaks.  The stage is set for a sequel to the Progressives favorite thriller, “The Witch Hunt of Watergate.”

Ding Dong the Witch is politically dead!  But is this like when a queen dies?  The Witch is politically dead long live the witch.  Waiting in the wings is everyone’s favorite Caucasian Indian from Massachusetts.

What’s a freedom loving constitutionalist to do?  How about every time the Progressives issue a subpoena for one of the President’s followers we issue one for a Debbie Wasserman Schultz, or her Pakistani IT money launderer, or Bill Clinton, or Loretta Lynch, or any of the shady characters who actually tried to fix the election.  How about a Special Counsel to investigate all the scandals of the Obummer nightmare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the IRS, or the serial unmasking of American citizens for political purposes?  How about, “Lock her up!”

Why should we just roll over and take it?  Why not take it and roll on instead?  We won let’s act like it!

Maybe I’m speaking out of turn or maybe I should remember the ever growing list of questionable deaths that follows New York’s Sixth Crime Family around like a bad odor.  If we don’t stand up after the Miracle in November and demand that the swamp is drained when will it happen?  When Chelsea gets elected?

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Not Paranoia if They’re Really Out to Get You July 25, 2017

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Voter fraud?  What voter fraud?

The President’s Commission on Voter Fraud is universally ridiculed and disparaged as everything Trump is universally ridiculed and disparaged.  The battle cry is that to look for voter fraud is racist and just another example of the Republicans attempting to suppress votes.  They have even called it an assault on democracy.

Perhaps a short trip down memory lane might help focus the view.  Let’s cast our memory all the way back to 2012.

The 2012 re-election of our Glorious Leader Barack Husain Obama sent shock waves through the patriotic and conservative communities.  Everyone from Libertarians to fervently Pro-Life activists from Log Cabin Conservatives to those advocating traditional values have accepted the narrative force-fed to a waiting public by the media.  Day after day on the one network all conservatives watch many have swallowed the intellectual gruel ladled out by the select group of anointed talking heads whose opinions Fox must believe are the only ones we ever want to hear.  From the Liberal Juan to the Neo-Con Charles from the Libertarian John to the funny Dennis we have been told that demographics defeated us.

Yes there has been a massive demographic shift in the make-up of our country since the suicidal adoption of the Kennedy Immigration Act in 1965.  Pat Buchannan warned us for years that this was a demographic time bomb implanted by the Progressives in the very heart of America.  Yes the massive stealth amnesty which is soon to turn tens of millions of illegal immigrants into voters will effectively spell the end of any possibility for a supporter of limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom winning the White House.

Our rule-by-decree president has used executive orders to incorporate a new voting majority. He has the perpetually re-elected leaders of the Republicrats joining in his traitorous assault on America.  Now he is the first sitting president in living memory to actively campaign for his successor, Hillary “The Nail in our Coffin” Clinton.  Mr. Buchannan warned us, crying out like a prophet in the wilderness, it is impossible to incorporate millions of people from the third world who have never known anything except authoritarian rule and expect them to become born-again supporters of Enlightenment political theory.  All they have ever known was oppressive central-planning and all powerful leaders wielding vast bureaucracies, in other words ideal Democrat voters.  And if that isn’t enough the Governor of Virginia has the “Calling all Felons” sign out at the ballot box to make sure they elect one of their own.

This is all true.  This last gear is about to be installed in the Democrat re-election machine but this is not what happened in the pivotal election of 2012   There is another story that no one on ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC or Fox is telling us.  Instead they parrot the conventional wisdom of the Democrat controlled media.  We hear the same thing no matter who we tune in; unless the Republican party embraces amnesty and softens its stance on certain social issues they will never have a chance to win the white House again.  The diagnosis may be correct but the prescription will kill the façade that the Republican Party supports constitutionally limited government.

The real story behind the defeat of the media chosen Romney wasn’t that this Northeast big government father of Romneycare couldn’t beat the worst president in American History riding the worst economy since FDR.  It isn’t even the fact that millions of self-identified Republicans stayed home or that millions of liberty loving constitutionalists followed their conscious and voted third party.  Even with these handicaps I believe Mr. Romney would have defeated Mr. Obama except for the one factor no one seems willing to voice: massive and systemic voter fraud.

The Democrats in general and their professional civil rights hucksters in particular have spent endless hours howling about voter suppression finally pointing to the long lines of millions of new voters as proof that their vote had been suppressed.  That’s like saying, “Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”

In this column over the last seven and a half years I have pointed out the Progressive ways of Chicago-on-the-Potomac.  I have pointed out that Mr. Obama was the representative of the Chicago Outfit and that everything he was doing had already been field tested for generations in the City that Works for the Elites and the Outfit.  I have also pointed out that the Chicago political machine doesn’t lose elections.  With the Obama campaign headquartered in the Windy City and run by professional Chicago operatives, to this writer it was a forgone conclusion: they would steal the vote.

The massive political machines the Democrats have constructed in major cities act as vote faucets that swing their states predictably into the blue column.  The irregularities with voting machines, the hundreds of precincts that went 99 to 100 % for Obama, and the legions of voters who couldn’t even speak let alone read English all point to the arrival of third world elections to the greatest democracy ever known.

At a recent gathering I heard two progressives irately attacking the audacity of the Republicans for seeking voter ID laws.  They saw this as an attempt to stop poor and elderly voters, who all have IDs, from voting.  They also bemoaned the fact that the voter ID supporters claimed they wanted to stop voter fraud.  To this claim they wailed, “What voter fraud?  Where is it?  There is no voter fraud!”

Knowing that my earlier statements will elicit the same wail let me respond with some facts gleaned from the post-election observations as chronicled in the Worldnet Daily:

Chicago elections worker Steve Pickrum, an equipment manager for the elections system, told Worldnet Daily (WND) he was called when a voting machine malfunctioned. “On early voting when I did work on the floor when voters needed help using the equipment, I was able to see the preference of the voter, and every time that I saw [a] voter voted for Romney a ‘voter save failure’ message came up on the screen,’” he reported. Then when he went on election day to vote himself, he picked Romney and experienced the same error message. He reported he never experienced the error message when the voter was choosing Barack Obama.

Another poll worker assigned at the University of Michigan reported to WND a list of irregularities including that the precinct captain told her at one point, “You go sit down, you are bothering me,” when she was trying to observe the proceedings. “I was only standing there and looking at voter documents,” she told WND. “It was clear that what bothered him was my very presence.” She said a short time later a young man arrived and identified himself as a Democrat poll challenger. “The first time he said anything was to object to my challenge of a voter. He tried to anger the voter by telling her ‘She does not believe you are who you say you are.’ He was trying to create a scene. It then happened again and I told him ‘You are not here to challenge me!’ His reply was a very loud ‘Yes I am! You are a Republican and you are here to prevent people from voting. You are holding up the line and creating obstructions,’” she reported. She told WND in fact no one waited more than about fifteen minutes to vote the entire day, and there were no obstructions.

And in Florida, the Sun Sentinel reported that election workers a week after the election said they found 963 unaccounted-for ballots – in a warehouse. “How can you lose them? This is terrible,” candidate Chickie Brandimarte told officials. Election supervisor Brenda Snipes, however, said it’s routine for various vote totals to be adjusted up until the Nov. 18 final certification.

A poll watcher told WND up to 10 percent of the ballots cast at a polling station in Pennsylvania reverted to a default, which gave Barack Obama a vote no matter who the voter had selected. The incident took place in the state where officials claimed Obama got a total of 19,605 votes in 59 voting divisions to zero for Mitt Romney and not far from the 100 precincts in Ohio where Obama got 99 percent of the vote a feat not even achieved by third-world dictators. It was in Upper Macungie Township, near Allentown, Pa., where an auditor, Robert Ashcroft, was dispatched by Republicans to monitor the vote on Election Day. He said the software he observed would “change the selection back to default – to Obama.”

Fox News reported that voters in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Ohio also said they had pushed a button on a touch-screen voting machine for Romney, but the machines recorded their vote for Obama.

The Columbus Dispatch estimated that more than twenty percent of registered Ohio voters aren’t eligible. “In two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting-age population,” the report said. And, it said, in 31 other counties, registrations are above 90 percent of the population, “a rate regarded as unrealistic by most voting experts.”

Fox News also documented how Senate candidate Wendy Long, an attorney who was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, recounted her voting experience. “A poll worker who was at the scanner studied my private ballot and proceeded to tell me that it was rejected because I did not ‘fill in every space.’ She then proceeded to indicate that I should mark the Democratic line all the way down.”

According to Philly.com, 59 voting divisions in Philadelphia produced a “head-spinning figure,” not one vote for Romney. “The unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoods – clustered in almost exclusively black sections of West and North Philadelphia – fertilizes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence,” the newspaper said.

The Washington Times reported that officials in Florida banned observers from seeing the absentee ballots being opened and “there was no way to know whether the absentee ballots that were produced were the same ones that were opened, or if all the ballots were produced.”

Human Events claimed Ohio voters who are native to Somalia were being given a slate card saying, “Vote Brown all the way down” – an apparent reference to the Democratic senator.

The Washington Times reported its suspicions of voter fraud in Pennsylvania, including that “in Philadelphia, the [New] Black Panthers are currently standing outside polling booths, intimidating voters just like they did in 2008.” It said, too, that seventy Republican polling inspectors were blocked from access.

A blog, Punditpress, reported “In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts”

The same site reported: “What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote”

There also was the report about “Good News: Obama Won County in Ohio with 108% Voter Registration”

And Punditpress also reported: “BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County”

To the Progressives who say there is no voter fraud who fight voter ID I want say, “This is voter fraud.  Here it is?  There was massive and systemic voter fraud in 2012!”  To those who refuse to call a spade a spade, hiding their heads in the sand and pretending the 2012 election was the result of a demographic shift, the power of negative advertising, or anything else besides Chicago style politics as usual I want to ask, “Why are you so quiet about something that is so obvious?”  What’s to be gained by lending our silence to endorse the legitimacy of stolen elections?”

Turning from past practice to current events:

Donald has the nerve to tell the American people that the emperor has no clothes.  He has the Chutzpah to say there is rampant voter fraud in America.  How dare he!  The Republicans don’t rise to the President’s defense even when it would seem to be in their best interests to do so.

The perpetually re-elected say he is subverting democracy.  Just remember we are not a People’s Democratic Republic we are a federal republic that operates according to democratic principles.  What we should be looking at instead of fanciful tales of a Russian under every voting booth is the actual voter fraud that is standard operating procedure in the world of the corrupt city machines.  These cities often have precincts that turn in more votes than they have voters.  Yet anyone who tries to point out the problem is a racist trying to suppress votes.

The most glaring fact that the frenzied condemnation of Mr. Trump reveals is that the twin headed bird of prey that is the Government Party of the Republicrat uniparty is losing legitimacy among the majority of citizens.  In the dim recesses of their autocratic dreams they recall the fact the all governments ultimately rest upon the consent of the governed.  That is why they work day and night to delegitimize President Trump.

You can turn a blind eye to overwhelming evidence.  You can swallow the Kool-Aide dispensed by the Progressive’s media megaphone.  However, if you are afraid to stand up and shout “The Emperor has no clothes!” because you don’t want to be called a conspiracy theorist remember it’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you.

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

 

Drill Baby Drill July 24, 2017

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That was the America First battle cry for decades as the America Last crowd tried to mold us into their version of a second-rate power and potential third world hellhole.  For administration after administration we were lectured about how we had to drive less, trade in our SUVs for tiny little Obama Clown Cars to reach “Energy Independence.”  Now after less than six months of the Trump Administration long stalled pipelines are flowing, America is one of the major oil exporting nations, the cost of gasoline is dropping due to the expanding supply, OPEC is freaking because we’re fracking, and we’re talking about “Oil Dominance.”

Combine that with a resurgent coal industry and we’re beginning to see the outlines of making America great again.

If we can get a healthcare bill that allows the free market to fix the problem, if we can repeal two regulations for every new one (so far Mr. Trump is repealing sixteen for every new one), if we can resist the pressure of the neo-cons for war in Syria, or Iran, or Russia, or anywhere, if we can avoid the political assassination of impeachment we may have a chance to right the Ship-of-State that’s been listing hard to port for generations.

Those are some big “Ifs.”  The political establishment, that two headed bird of prey that constitutes the Republicrat Government Party is fixated on the destruction of the Trump presidency.  They must destroy him and declare that his election was an aberration, a mistake that has to be rebuked and reversed.  If Mr. Trump, a non-politician can succeed than it reveals the truth.  We don’t need professional politicians and technocrats to run the bewildering bureaucracy these same hacks and pencil pushers have created.

We now have a Special Counsel investigating a non-crime.  We have House and Senate committees spending all day every day investigating things they know are cut from whole cloth, castles in the air.  The Progressive Republican majorities in Congress are unable to reverse the travesty of affordable healthcare that costs more.  The courts provide injustice as they block obviously lawful acts of the President because they didn’t like his rhetoric while a candidate.  What is the long and short of all this obstructionism?  The political class and their allies in the chatocracy are determined to reverse the results of the 2016 election.  Or at least to bog the administration down with trumped up investigations to the point they’re paralyzed and ineffective.  Why?  Because they didn’t win and they can’t allow a non-politician to succeed that’s why.

For years the political hucksters told us we had to lower our expectations.  They told us we had to make amends and pay reparations for all the evil we’d done.  We had a president making apology tours, bowing to foreign rulers, and in general doing all he could to fulfill the dreams of his anti-colonial father.

Finally we have a leader who believes America can be great again.  Finally we have a leader who proudly says we should believe in, project, and defend America first.  This is just too much for the apparatchiks who hang on like a drowning man to a life preserver to the levers of power in the bureaucratic Rube Goldberg machine that is the federal behemoth.

How do we break the log jam?

Enter my new political party, the Telephone Book Party.  Every two years we pick the first 535 names out of a phone book and that’s our congress.  Then two years later we try another phone book.  At least we’d have some regular people and maybe even a few working people in there instead of these feather-bedding plutocrat wannabes making laws for everyone else that don’t apply to them.

Seriously we have to do something to break out of the death spiral.  If the deadweight would get out of the way and pass a simple healthcare fix such as Senator Cruz’s suggestion of allowing insurance companies to offer affordable policies without all the required Obamacare bells and whistles.  If they would pass tax reform and build the wall President Trump would soar to the top of the polls.  So, you can be assured none of that is going to happen.

What can we do?  We rallied in unprecedented numbers to elect a non-politician to break the cycle and rejuvenate the American dream of personal freedom and economic opportunity.  You can see how well that’s going?

If the Constitution was written expressly to institute and maintain a limited government and we have what we have how can we say it’s a success at the moment?  Dare we say it, the Constitution has failed.  Perhaps it’s time to reassess the social contract by which we order and live our lives.  If ¾ of the States call for a convention to consider amendments according to Article V of the Constitution such a convention shall convene.  Currently twelve States have voted for such a convention.  Thirty-four are needed.  Many fear such a convention.  However, if what we have now is no longer working why should we hesitate?  The Founders and the Framers didn’t hesitate.  They did what was needed to birth this great experiment in human freedom.  Should we hesitate to re-birth it now that it’s become ossified with precedent and political machinations?

We need to plumb the depths of our hearts and the recesses of our souls to find the courage and fortitude to rebuild the walls and pinnacles of human freedom.  Just as the ridiculed advice of drill baby drill led us from energy subservience to energy dominance maybe we need a new deck and not just a new deal?

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Today it’s Eurasia Tomorrow it’s Eastasia July 13, 2017

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If you’ve never read George Orwell’s 1984 you might miss this reference.  It exposes the unreal reality show that’s called foreign relations by some and “The Great Game” by those who play it.  The USSR was Hitler’s mortal enemy until he signed a non-aggression pact which lasted until he invaded.

Today the show must go on and for the show to go on there must be a villain.  Enter the “NEW” Hitler.

The Media Cartel constantly pushes Russia forward as our enemy and their leader Vladimir Putin as the new Hitler.  We are told he constantly attacks freedom wherever it is found and that he is trying to re-create that failed socialist nightmare, the USSR.

What Putin says as opposed to what we’re told he says:

From his annual Christmas press conference in 2016 here are some excerpts of what our modern day Hitler had to say.

In a nearly four-hour question and answer session, the Russian president held forth on the state of his country and the world, saying that there is an international push for a New World Order that will “remove national sovereignty” and “destroy identity and of God-created diversity.” 

To reach this goal, Putin states that Western elites have begun rejecting the roots that their society was built on.

Many Western states have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied – national, religious, cultural and even gender identities are being denied or relativized.”

In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied – national, religious, cultural and even gender identities are being denied or relativized. There, politics treats a family with many children as equal to a homosexual partnership (juridically).

The excesses and exaggerations of political correctness in these countries indeed leads to serious consideration for the legitimization of parties that promote the propaganda of pedophilia.

“The people in many European states are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are indeed frightened to speak about them.”

Putin says that the situation has become so extreme in Western culture, that people are now taught that “Faith in God is equal to faith in Satan”. To say otherwise would be to risk being politically incorrect — the great crime of our age.

Christian holidays and celebrations are abolished or ‘neutrally’ renamed, as if one were ashamed of those Christian holidays. With this method one hides away the deeper moral values of these celebrations.

“And these countries try to force this model onto other countries, globally. I am deeply convinced that this is a direct way to the degradation and primitivization of culture. This leads to deeper demographic and moral crisis in the West. What can be a better evidence for the moral crisis of a human society (in the West) than the loss of its reproductive function?

Today nearly all ‘developed’ Western countries cannot survive reproductively, not even with the help of migrants.

Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed and been developed over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity.”

Putin was unapologetic about Russia’s determination to defend Western values.

And we think it is right and natural to defend and preserve these moral (Christian) values.”

At the same time as this process at a national level in the West, we observe on an international level the attempts to create a unipolar, unified model of the world, to relativize and remove institutions of international right and national sovereignty. 

“In such a unified, unipolar world there is no place for sovereign states. Such a world needs merely vassals. 

“From a historical perspective, such a unipolar world would mean the surrender of one’s own identity and of God-created diversity.”

Does that sound like Hitler to you?  If it does perhaps you should re-read Mein Kampf because it doesn’t quite read the same to me.  Many of these are the same comments made by conservatives in America.  The multicultural politically correct progressives are leading the West down the primrose path to cultural destruction.

Instead of the moral fiber to stand up for and defend Western values and civilization we are offered the corrupt substitute of the Neocons, war.  We may have the most powerful armies and the most destructive weapons.  But are they being used to defend who we are.  Or are they being used to feather the nests of oligarchs and plutocrats who live in gated communities and will never be impacted by the mess they are making?

The Political/Military/Industrial/Media Complex always needs an enemy.  They must have a villain if they are to sell there shopworn tales to the gullible.  Today it’s Eurasia.  Tomorrow it’s Eastasia.  Yesterday it was Saddam.  Today it’s Putin.

Supporting what America stands for does not necessarily translate into blindly supporting who stands for America.

This is not an article promoting Vladimir Putin as anything besides what he is, the nationalistic leader of Russia.  It is an article pointing out that in many ways we are being sold a bill of goods.

There is turmoil in the Ukraine and Crimea has rejoined Russia not because the new Hitler invaded but because of American instigation of a coup against a democratically elected president and the installation of a handpicked replacement.  It is America and not Russia that is acting contrary to the accepted laws of the UN in Syria.  Russia is the ally of the UN recognized government.  The USA operates in contravention of the UN rules of engagement.

The Neocons and their army of Deep State Bureaucrats continue to plot, propagandize, and manipulate no matter who is in power.

We don’t need to be the straw man or the cat’s paw for any backroom gang of ideologues.   What we need is what we voted for, “America First!’ and “Make America Great Again!”  Let’s not get sidetracked into a war with Russia, China, Iran, or Bolivia.

We need our president doing what he does best inspiring Middle America.  I am fan of inspirational words and The Donald knows how to ring my bell.  In his speech to the Polish people he said, “The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.”

Hopefully our president will see through all the blah-blah-blah in the Media, in Congress, and among the Deep State Government Party hacks.  Keep the peace and allow us the freedom to chase our dreams and pursue our destinies.

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Are Democrats Smarter Than Republicans? April 19, 2017

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I have asked myself this question many times.  Have recent events changed my mind?

The headline blares, “Nunes steps aside from Russia probe.”  Why?  As Nunes puts it, “Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics.  The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power.”

Do you think if this was House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Democrat Adam Schiff serving as the head of the committee he would step aside?  No way.  If this was going on against a Democrat the entire Progressive establishment would be attacking the Ethics Committee for even accepting such accusations.

In a second example let’s look at the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.  He recuses himself from the Russian witch hunt over non-issues.  Does anyone remember that Obama’s last AG Loretta Lynch meeting with Ex-President Clinton on an airport in Arizona while her department was conducting a criminal investigation of his wife?   Did she recuse herself?  Of course not only Republicans are held to those standards.

Or look at the fake news tsunami about Russian meddling in our recent election.  After all this inquiry there is no evidence to support it.  WIKI Leaks has provided documents that show our own intelligence organizations routinely hack computers and make it look like the Russians did it.  And besides as I have been pointing out all along if the Russians did hack the election and Hillary won the popular vote who was the recipient of any Russian help?  Now it comes out that President Obama’s political hatchet woman Susan Rice was the one unmasking people from the Trump campaign and transition team in broad sweep intel gatherings.  So it looks like if any government was trying to interfere in a fair election it was ours.

And yet the media drum beat and the hearings, investigations, and charges continue.  If this was happening to a Democrat, say to President Obama what would we hear?   The media megaphone would be blaring day and night that it was a racially motivated witch hunt.  And unlike the Republicans who have some of the leaders of their party in and out of government and those in the media joining in the attacks in a similar situation the Democrats would circle the wagons and defend the attacked 24/7.

Like Charley Brown trying to kick the football over and over again only to have Lucy pull it away; each time the Democrats keep running the same play and the Republicans keep falling for it.  This brings us to the question of the day, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?”

I was a fourth generation Republican who cut my teeth in Nixon’s first presidential campaign back in 1960 and then in Barry Goldwater’s failed Presidential bid.  I worked for Goldwater, Reagan, and all the following Republican flag wavers who tried to rally the country to a return to limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom.  That is I did until Trent Lott’s Republican Senate Majority gave us the impeachment debacle and the explosion of government growth and spending under Hastert, Lott, and Bush.  When the Republican Senate refused to impeach President Clinton for crimes he later admitted and when they and their House brethren became Democrat Lite as the party of power, I mailed my membership card to the party that was no longer the Grand Old Party of my great grandfather and became an Independent.

For most of my life I was a party man: accepting some things I didn’t agree with for the greater good of electing a party with a platform I could agree with.  However, once it became apparent that as far as the budget went we had elected the foxes to watch the hen house, that the conservative social agenda received a tip-of-the-hat during elections followed by no action, and that the only victims of the impeachment were those brave enough to bring the charges the scales fell from my eyes.  Once I saw that the Republicans had lost their moorings and were swilling at the public trough, I realized the platform we conservatives battle so hard for and hold so dear is merely a mirage held in front of social and fiscal conservatives to keep them loyal to a Party captured by the Progressives.

Back in the Dream Time, when my mind was still locked in the glow of Ronald Reagan and all his example and message meant to America, even then I wondered, “What’s wrong with these leaders of ours?  Why do the Democrats always seem to outsmart them at every turn?”

Even Reagan, the best of the best, was hoodwinked by Tip O’Neal in the amnesty bargain: we would grant amnesty and then seal the border.  The problem is the illegal immigrants got the amnesty; however, America’s border was never sealed.  He also signed several tax deals with the Democratic majority.  We the People lost many deductions in exchange for lower rates.  The deductions never came back even though the rates started rising again as soon as the Gipper said good night and George the First forgot to read his own lips.

George Bush the Elder was out maneuvered by the Progressives so many times that 20% of his base ran to Perot opening the door for Clinton and the first attempt to ram national health care down America’s throat.  That time they overplayed their hand and the last great strategist among the Republicans, Newt Gingrich, was able to sell a Contract with America and bring the first Republican majority in Congress in 40 years.

Newt kept the promises and brought some fiscal sanity back to Washington.  Within a few short years the Republican led Congress ended welfare as we had known it for generations and balanced the budget.  Unfortunately the Party of Lincoln then nominated someone who campaigned as if he had voted for Lincoln.  The 1996 Republican campaign would have had to improve several thousand percent to make it to dull.  Suddenly, with an assist from the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media it was Clinton, who had been dragged kicking and screaming to the benefit and spending cutting table, who was the author of everything positive Congress had accomplished.  The Republicans had been outmaneuvered and outsmarted again.

According to every one of the serial re-counts Bush the younger won Florida and legitimately the presidential race of 2000.  Yet, to this day people talk of him being selected not elected.  After the dastardly deeds of 9-11 the rhetorically-challenged George captured the hearts of America and the admiration of the Western world by taking a bullhorn and talking to a crowd at ground zero.  Yet by fighting and winning America’s first preemptive war and then losing the peace through the lack of planning he soon lost the PR campaign which led to the Pelosi-Reid Congress in 2006 and eventually to the absolute triumph of Progressivism in 2008.

Once their secular messiah was enthroned at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the Progressives with their filibuster proof majority took the reins of single-party rule and imposed their radical agenda to transform America into a Nanny-state based upon the re-distribution of wealth.  This wanton destruction of the traditional American society based on limited government and free enterprise sparked a vast rebellion of the silent majority resulting in the teanami of 2010 which brought a Republican majority back to the People’s House and an expanded minority to the Senate.

And what is the first thing these political savants do?  They reaffirm the same tired leadership and strike a deal that anyone who was paying attention could see was tailor made to save the discredited Obama presidency and set the stage for him to follow in Mr. Clinton’s footsteps taking credit for anything good the historic election might have made possible.  What were these so-called leaders thinking?  They turned the victory of the grassroots into a capitulation to the elites.  Not only did they sign a deal that extended uncertainty and raised estate taxes, they gave the Administration cover for a stealth stimulus filled with porkulous pay-offs designed to help re-elect the President.

Along comes 2012 and the Republican establishment and their friends in the Progressive Media engineer the nomination of the one man who couldn’t beat the worst president in American History with the worst economy since 1932.  They surrender the issue of a massively unpopular Obamacare by nominating the author of its prototype.  Mr. Romney spends the last debate agreeing with the President’s handling of foreign policy and ignoring the raging controversy over the debacle in Benghazi.  If he didn’t throw the election he tossed it away.

Then came Trump, he wins fair and square yet he is illegitimate.  There is no evidence of any collusion with the Russians but the seriousness of the charges demand an investigation as is the Democrat standard operating procedure.  All of this smoke and mirrors might easily be a cover so that no one gets to investigate the real scandal, that the Obama administration spied on and distributed the findings in an attempt to sabotage the incoming Trump.  And the Republicans are either right in there working with the Democrats, they recuse themselves, or they’re merely ineffective in dispersing the smoke and revealing the truth.

So, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?”  The answer is they aren’t.  It isn’t a matter of intelligence it’s a matter of people with dedication to something larger than themselves, as opposed to people with dedication to seeing themselves as something larger than they are.

The leadership of the Democrat Party is composed of committed radical Progressives.  They have a long term agenda to transform America into a socialist welfare state with an unlimited government, and they never lose sight of that goal.  They’re willing to commit political suicide, or more accurately they’re willing to encourage their follow travelers who do not occupy safe seats to commit political suicide usually with pay off jobs in government agencies.  They never take their eyes off the ball.  They’re constantly pushing to move closer to the goal line even if it’s one inch at a time.  And after the debacle that was Hillary they are warming to the idea of allowing an outright Socialist to become the leader and agenda driver of their Party.

They say a leopard can’t change his spots and at least the sheep’s clothing is falling off the Faux Socialists who call themselves Democrats.  It is interesting to remember that the Communist Party USA went all in for Obama and Clinton.  Why run your own candidate when one of the major parties is doing it for you.  These are some dedicated community organizers who aim at nothing less than fundamentally transforming America.

By comparison, the leadership of the Republicans is composed of professional politicians. They’re pragmatists who do whatever they have to do and say whatever they have to say to retain their seats, their power, and their perks.  They believe the inside the beltway press who tell them how visionary they are to compromise, losing sight of those back home in fly-over country who instead believed the campaign promises and expect their representatives to stand up for principles.

The Party of Lincoln over-and-over chooses to be on the receiving end of Pickett’s Charge instead of behind the spit-rail fence firing point blank as their enemy wastes itself in a senseless assault against an immovable barrier.  The Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.  They could be that immovable barrier holding back the advancing forces of bankruptcy and collapse.  Instead the Progressives of the right are once again embracing the frivolous and spurious attacks of the Left against anyone who is really trying to lead away from the super state.   Soon they will join the Progressives of left in a bi-partisan campaign to continue the spending, increase the debt, and fool the public.

Paraphrasing the first Republican President, Historian Will Durant once wisely observed, “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.”

Looking at the question which is the title of this essay, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans” over many years of pondering this question, I haven’t changed my mind.  Singleness of purpose and focusing on a goal will make one appear smarter than someone who is merely in it for what they can get.  In other words, people who are dedicated to achieving long-term goals who have the ability to delay gratification will always trump self-serving pragmatists who can see no further than the feathers in their own nest.

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Hope For The Hopeless April 3, 2017

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What is the self-deception of self-perception?

It is so easy to believe that the universe is self-centered because our perception is.  The only universe anyone can see is viewable from one and only one perspective; with our self in the center.

Like any other type of navel gazing the self-deception of self-perception carries the seeds of its own penalty.  While focusing on self we miss the reality of the world that is spinning around us oblivious to the self-absorbed child prattling away in the center of a room full of adults.  We may think we are profound.  However if our only frame of reference is the inherently flawed one we perceive from our perch in the center of an ego-centric universe our insights are skewed and our judgement irrelevant.  We may believe we are essential.  However, while knowing we are essential we should recall that graveyards are filled with irreplaceable people.

This is not an attempt to bring about a personal Great Depression.  It is not it is not the voice of one crying from the roof tops, “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” from someone who ascribes to the street wisdom, “Life’s a bitch and then you die.”

No, this is the warning of one who has made the mistake of confusing the apparent reality of a personally centered universe for the reality of a God centered universe.  For make no mistake, if we do not put God in the center we will inevitably and eventually put ourselves there.

As we watch our world wobble off into a bizarre pseudo-reality created by perpetually re-elected control freaks in government, indoctrination centers posing as educational institutions, and spin machines in the media it is hard to see where it is going.

Look at the so-called Russian Scandal.  What I want to know is that if the Russians hacked the election to change the outcome and Hillary won the popular vote why aren’t we looking at her campaign for the collusion?

The shrill campaign to make the Trump Presidency appear illegitimate becomes more transparent every day.  Look at Judge Neil Gorsuch, a man who was earlier confirmed unanimously for the Appeals court Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer now says he has “serious doubts” that Judge Gorsuch is within what Democrats consider to be the legal mainstream.

On issue after issue whatever President Trump tries to do or say he is attacked.  It reminds me of the story making the rounds; President Trump is out in a boat with another man.  The other man’s hat blows off.  President Trump gets out of the boat and walks on the water over to get the hat and then walks on the water back.  Gives the hat to the man and gets back in the boat.  The next day the headline is, “Trump can’t swim.”

Many of those around us, many of those who rule the world around us are trapped in a cycle of navel gazing.  They can’t see the forest for the trees.  In the last election we had the choice between the last nail in our coffin and a chance.  We decided to take the chance.  Don’t let those who believe they are the source and summit of all things stop us from at least trying to get ourselves out of the ditch they drove us into.

And by the way the only real antidote to falling into the self-deception of self-perception trap is to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and to believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead.  If you will do that all the rest of this will fall into place no matter what headlines the media cartel chooses to invent.

The only way we got here to begin with is because prayer works and because He promised if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

So when you see the navel gazers lying about everything, making up their fake news, and convincing everyone around you to repeat their headlines thinking that these are their personal opinions don’t get dismayed.  Don’t be depressed.  For though a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; 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.  In their hands they shall bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Remember without hope your hopeless and I would not want to leave you hopeless.  In other words, why worry when you can pray?

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Trump Makes His Move to Drain the Swamp March 13, 2017

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During his historic campaign for the presidency Donald Trump promised repeatedly that if elected he would seek to drain the swamp.  By this his many supporters believed he meant get rid of the armies of apparatchik bureaucrats who think they own the government.  The Deep State or as they call themselves the Permanent Government composed of mainly Democrat/Progressive/Socialists who make up a red tape spewing horde protected by civil service laws and the SEIU who seek to regulate every aspect of our lives.

Now he is seeking to do just that.  This can be seen in the budget proposal Mr. Trump is delivering to Congress this week.  It is as radical as anything seen in Washington in our life time.  Other presidents have promised to shrink the size of government yet none has actually delivered since Calvin Coolidge.  Of course the Democrats and their Progressive fellow travelers on the other side of the aisle are already squealing.  Look for the media megaphone of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBS Cartel to begin repeating into their broadcast echo chambers how many grandmothers will be pushed over cliffs, children left to starve, rivers polluted and poisons released into our homes if even one bureaucrat is laid off.  Oh the sky is falling!  How could we possibly survive without Uncle Sugar to pay people not to work and Uncle Sam the Man to tell us how to live?

Don’t be deceived by the purveyors of fake news and political spin.  The President isn’t seeking to pollute the world or starve the indigent.  He is instead seeking to reign in runaway bureaucrats who think they are the guardians of the universe.  His budget will bring about a radical contraction in the federal work force.  It is almost impossible to fire the entrenched these commissars who call themselves civil servants however you can eliminate jobs, programs and agencies thus culling the chaff.

No administration has even proposed such massive cuts since the end of WW II.  The groundbreaking budget that President Trump is set to unveil on Thursday offers a clear vision of how he plans to fulfill his promise to drain the swamp. It speaks volumes about his idea about what should be the size and role of government.  The president sees the budget process producing a new Washington.  This will not be an imperial capital.  Instead it would return to its role as a working center for a reasonable central government in a federal republic.

This would be a government prioritizing the military and homeland security.  It would be one that slashes other areas it has intruded into such as housing, foreign aid, environmental control, and public broadcasting.  This would be a government much that is smaller and much less involved in regulating the everyday life of Americans.  It would also be a government where the States have a much bigger role as is fitting in a federal republic.

According to Robert Reischauer, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, “These are not the kind of cuts that you can accommodate by tightening the belt one notch, by shaving a little bit off of a program, or by downsizing a few staff here or there. These are cuts that would require a wholesale triage of a vast array of federal activities.”

This is what we voted for!  This is keeping your promises.  If only Schumer, McCain and the rest of the Progressives of the twin headed bird of prey that is the government party will get out of the way and let We the People get what we voted for.

It might be educational to remember that the last person elected who vowed to drain the swamp or as he called it bring about a New Federalism was Richard M. Nixon and we all know how that worked out.  Or do we?

Look back and ignore the deep throated spiel of the court historians and read The Silent Coup by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin and expose yourself to the only place that tells the other side of that story.  Let’s pray this does not happen again and even though the gators, snakes, and weasels may not like it we finally get to drain the swamp.

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Trumpism and American Sovereignty March 1, 2017

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For decades the globalists have been leading us down the primrose path towards their fantasy of a new world order run by them and their fellow progressive central planners at the UN.  Their four horseman of the American apocalypse; George the First, Billary, George the Second, and BHO never saw a multinational surrender of sovereignty they didn’t like.  From NAFTA to TPP from the WTO to the T-TIP they have sought every opportunity to enroll us as just one more state in their fever dream of a super state with them in control.

Currently the United States has free trade agreements in force with 20 countries. These are:

The interesting thing about most of these agreements is that while we allow goods from these countries to enter our nation duty-free and compete with our own manufacturers our partners do not.  They have various mechanisms to make sure our goods cannot compete in their markets.  They add tariffs by any other name top our goods as the arrive and give subsidies to their goods as they leave.

This anything but level playing field that our leaders have subjected us to is economically the equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol.  It may be exciting but there isn’t any way to win.

Not only have we surrendered our ability to add tariffs to protect our markets against foreign disruption and the eventual destruction of our industrial base we have witnessed.  It also deprives the federal government of a source of revenue which was once enough to run the whole affair without an income tax.  It is not only these two negatives which point out the bad side of this bad deal.  Our globalist leaders have also signed agreements that make American enterprises and individuals subject to the edicts of the bewildering array of organizations and boards which make up the strands designed to hold the American Gulliver down.

Finally in President Donald Trump we have a leader who wants to put America first!  Finally we have a leader who is not dedicated to managing our decline but instead dedicated to our renewal.  We have chosen a leader not to lead us gentle into that good night.  Today we no longer must look at the sun setting upon us.  Today we can see a new sun rise, a new morning in America.  Instead of a leader who apologizes for our History we have a leader who proudly proclaims we will make America great again.

Case in Point:

According to the Financial Times, President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to ignore any rulings by the World Trade Organization that it sees as an affront to U.S. sovereignty.

According to the Times the report says, “Ever since the United States won its independence, it has been a basic principle of our country that American citizens are subject only to laws and regulations made by the U.S. government — not rulings made by foreign governments or international bodies.”  The report continued, “Accordingly, the Trump administration will aggressively defend American sovereignty over matters of trade policy.”

The Wall Street Journal also reviewed the document.  They stated that the policy represents a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which emphasized international economic rules and the authority of the WTO, a body that regulates trade and resolves disputes among its members.  The report also states that the Trump Administration will use, “all possible sources of leverage to encourage other countries to open up their markets.”

This is akin to a Second Declaration of Independence.  No more will we continue to surrender our sovereignty, the sovereignty our ancestors, our brothers and our sisters have bled and died to establish and protect be diluted in the committees of nameless faceless bureaucrats where America has no more voice than El Salvador.

Strike up the band!  Wave the flags.  A campaign became a movement.  A movement became a revolution.  And this revolution is determined to make America great again!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

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