This title sounds like the greatest wrestling match of all time for all the marbles.
FACTOID: It is.
Another question: How much propaganda, fake news and lies can the American public absorb before enough of us catch on and quit supporting big media TV and print? Thank God for social media like Twitter, Fox News, Fox Business News, Newsmax and syndicated radio.
AMERICA IS ABOUT OPPORTUNITY, NOT HAND-OUTS
America is not about programs to help people, subsidize efforts, favor political parties and the unequal justice we have evolved to by exempting the Teflon democrats that have blatantly committed so many felonies and even treason in the case of the Clintons and their closest cronies.
America is about limited government creating opportunities that are boundless. True freedom is pure capitalism. Capitalism is the freedom to win at starting a business or investment and cannot and must not provide ‘subsidized’ guarantees for those that attain less. Failure is a lesson learned well and one moves on, strengthened from the experience. One can strive to achieve all he wants or adjust to what levels of accomplishment he attains. Businesses accountably making a profit, subsequently creating commerce and providing jobs are the root sources of all governments’ funding. A growing economy that creates more tax paying employees will bring in more revenue than higher tax rates and new taxes which conversely hurt us.
MAGA BY GETTING BACK TO WHAT BROUGHT US
To restore America back in line with the original tenets of our Constitution we must first accept one absolute fact. Socialism fails and capitalism succeeds. Simple as that.
The late, not so great Soviet Union’s socialist’s citizens experienced a life of guarantees for all the necessities of life, meager as it was: Education, Home (make that apartment,) Job, Medical Care & Retirement. Literally everything was decided on and taken care of by government. Missing, however, was one basic ingredient to make it all work. Work.
Work that would have provided the money that would have come from taxes had government controls not squashed the environment for entrepreneurs and investors to thrive. Government magic was an illusion.
What has made America run is vibrant business in the free marketplace of a capitalist system? Productivity and its subsequent profit are absolutely necessary for our success as a nation.
THE PARTY OF CHANGE – THE WRONG CHANGE
Many democrats are very good people and very loyal people. Like I said at a meeting a couple years ago, “Democrats are good people, they just can’t do math.” Like many Republicans today, I was raised in a family that were staunch bible-thumping democrats. Habits run deep and many people remain locked in out of sheer loyalty. However, folks like me caught onto inevitable common sense about math and recently many more have been deserting the blatant socialist mantra of the far left that has moved the party to a world that doesn’t resemble the party they grew up knowing.
The late, former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller, a staunch democrat, in his book ‘A National Party No More,’stated, “All left turns may work on the racetrack, but it is pulling our party in a dangerous direction…It is a system that “Cuisinarts” individual thought into a mushy party pudding – a system that expects one to go along with the team even if the quarterback is calling the wrong signals….this never-ending back-and-forth partisan ping-pong game of revenge needs to end – for the good of our country.”
DEMOCRATS: NOW THE PARTY OF THE MEGA-RICH, NOT THE PEOPLE
Quoting a 2014 Investors’ Business Dailey editorial, Democrats: The Real Party of The Rich, ‘‘Indeed, a recent book, ‘The New Leviathan,’ says donations to Democrats outstrip those to Republicans 7-to-1. How can this be? Democrat support soars when you include unions, universities, SuperPACs, nonprofits, left-wing interest groups, and — ready for this? — Wall Street (which overwhelmingly favors Democrats).
“So Democrats don’t really want to restrain money in politics. Just the money that goes to Republicans.
“Voters need to stop listening to the lies. Since 2008, the number of people who call themselves middle class has plunged from 53% to 44%, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
“And, by President Obama’s own admission, his party’s control of Congress and the White House has led to 95% of all income gains going to the top 1% in income during his administration.
“So please, enough of this about Democrats being the party of the little guy.”
Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Mark Zuckerberg Meg Whitman, Marc Andreessen, Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, Sergi Brin, Marissa Mayer, Warren Buffet, Jeffery Immelt, Elon Musk, virtually all Hollywood elites, the Big Media elites and virtually all of the financial industry are hardly ‘the people.’
Words are very important. They must be weighed carefully and their users must be accountable to them and politicians held accountable additionally for their votes. The Democrat Party’s words, actions, and votes don’t work anymore.
Also, from that Investor’s Business Daily editorial, “The Democrats’ lurch to the left is a tragedy for a once-great party. But for the Republicans, it is an enormous opportunity to craft a governing majority for years to come — unless, like the delusional Democrats, they blow it.”
The hijacked Democrat Party leadership transformed by extreme socialists clinging to the moniker of progressivism, are now progressively associating with the likes of the Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Antifa movement being ginned up by the legions of Organizing for Americapaid agitators orchestrated by Obama and Soros.
I feel sorry for the good people who are the party faithful, blindly clinging to loyalty to satisfy their consciences.
The Democrat Party should be suffering its comeuppance at the hands of these very followers who should be sickened.
THE HYPOCRITICAL RINOs
‘The revealing truth’ of the GOP today is that it has a fine, patriotic party platform that may as well not exist. Winning GOP candidates who convinced us they are the patriots who would fight to support President Trump’s campaign to restore America by repealing Obamacare, reducing taxes, regulations and the size of the overwhelming federal government who have wound up becoming RINOs are the biggest Republican Party disappointments of our time.
It matters not what politicians say or how nice they appear. It is always! only about how they vote and these days that also includes ‘that’ they vote!!!
The RINOs hypocrisy might be more upsetting than the upfront nonsensical, deceitful and fatalistic aspects of the socialism exuding from the Democrats, because how can we fight if our poker-faced elected representatives we picked to clean up the mess are betraying us?
A lot of blame can be focused on leadership, but why would a bunch of patriots stand by and let the officers of a fantastic ship named America be steered intentionally adrift without engines running, or rudder control with possibly a hurricane coming? It’s time for Congressional mutiny! The establishment’s obstructionist puppet leaders Ryan and McConnell must go, and we should be recalling the RINO members of Congress that share the blame.
RINOs DON’T FOLLOW THE PARTY PLATFORM
The average voting record for both parties with our Constitution for the House of Representatives is 41% and in the Senate a paltry 35% as is tracked by The John Birch Society’s The New American.com Voting Index. Going to the index and seeing how many low scores and extremely low scores there are will tick you off and might even make you sick.
“The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution” rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The percentages are cumulative scores based on key votes from 1999 to the first part of 2017. Go to the Freedom Index and click on a senator’s or representative’s name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record.
What we are getting from most of the Washington GOP RINOs is a mindset that the Republican Party’s Platform is irrelevant. Those words being ignored include the following standards in the PREAMBLE TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM:
- We believe the Constitution was written not as a flexible document, but as our enduring covenant.
- We believe our constitutional system — limited government, separation of powers, federalism, and the rights of the people — must be preserved uncompromised for future generations.
- When political freedom and economic freedom are separated — both are in peril; when united, they are invincible.
- We believe that people are the ultimate resource — and that the people, not the government, are the best stewards of our country’s God-given natural resources.
- This means removing the power from unelected, unaccountable government.
- This means relieving the burden and expense of punishing government regulations.
- And this means returning to the people and the states the control that belongs to them. It is the control and the power to make their own decisions about what’s best for themselves and their families and communities.
- This platform is many things: A handbook for returning decision-making to the people. A guide to the constitutional rights of every American. And a manual for the kind of sustained growth that will bring opportunity to all those on the sidelines of our society.
Either these RINOs don’t read or don’t give a damn when there is money to be made or power to be gotten for following amoral leadership.
SUBSIDIES & FEDERAL PROGRAMS – SOCIALISTS’ ‘DREAM’ TOOLS
Government subsidies are part of socialism and have been running amuck for such as corn, tobacco, wheat, milk, lamb meat, livestock assistance, windmills, solar, rural electrification loans and loan guarantees, rural telephone loans and loan guarantees, public television, state library programs, AMTRAK, General Motors labor, Asian elephant conservation, rhinoceros and tiger conservation, Wildlife Without Borders – Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico and refugee and entrant assistance programs to name just a few. There are a total currently of 1607 funding programs from our federal government to be precise, totaling $1,974,042,215,000 (that is trillion dollars)! There have been only our surviving businesses and those of us still working to pay for it all. Hopefully, with the Trump Presidency, subsidies will begin decreasing and disappearing as well the number of government programs, agencies and departments.
In the ‘perfect world’ expounded on endlessly from utopian progressives who control the media, Hollywood and the sorry socialist education system, to which we’ve been subjugated, they are constantly demanding fairness, assistance, social justice and redistribution. They do not want you to acknowledge the trade-offs for all their purported goodness and freebies. As certain as Newton’s Law of Physics ‘For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,’ the same can be said for the balance sheet for life in America. There is no something for nothing!
Socialism’s trade-off of course, being that we give up individual freedoms, (in young-speak – let us make that ‘opportunities’). That means when an employer is forced to pay higher minimum wages his balance sheet’s reaction is to either raise prices or cut back on staff. Nothing for nothing. A business must make a profit. So what good is a $15.00 minimum wage if it kills the golden goose?
Every program the government creates has a very simple basis for its existence, ‘It must be supported with money derived from our taxpaying pockets.’ Therefore, like the business owner who must decide to cut back overhead (lay off employees) or increase prices, which may run off business, America, cannot sustain the magnanimity of all these programs and subsidies that are killing our nation’s balance sheet forever. Government itself is killing us!
“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” – Frederic Bastiat’s ‘The Law’
It is a testament to our Capitalist system’s resiliency that we have endured as well as we have so far while rapidly backsliding under such erosive abuse. But this erosion will finish us for sure if unchecked as sure as ancient Rome went away. Socialism fails. Socialism just takes and produces nothing that can be taxed. Capitalism succeeds. Capitalism’s profits are the roots to all our taxes. Nothing else. See my website that totally debunks socialism: socialsimtoday.info
OUR CONSTITUTION: THERE IS NO MAGIC, ONLY ACCOUNTABILITY
It is sickening to see the preponderance of thinking among elected officials of our federal and state governments who wish to make things happen for which they can be given credit for a resulting ‘fix,’ that actually, out from behind the smoke and mirrors, could be thought of as sheer ‘magic’ by using unconstitutional money. To understand this point see: ‘The Mindset of Politicians Today’
Almost everything that happens in legislative sessions have costs attached to them. Bluntly ignoring our laws and our Constitution is the blatant use of tools such as subsidies, tax credits, grants, waivers, tax extensions, loopholes, loans, allocations, moving funds around among interagencies with special purpose names, etc. If something needs buying, supported, arranged, paid off or done in any way there are methods available, which all cost money, but are more apt to be presented as an accomplishment as clearly as a feat of ‘magic.’ Never mind that the matter had to do with money that’s not so accountable, where it comes from, that it may present an unfair advantage to one entity over others in the marketplace, or supports socialistic values by supporting illegal aliens for instance. After all what is the government here for in today’s mindset, right? A whole lot can be accomplished using other people’s money and borrowing into infinity when that is gone… until judgment (or accountability) day. Socialism never succeeds. Capitalism does.
Legislators who intervene in free enterprise for all sorts of purported well-intentioned purposes are constitutionally, to be recognized as traitors to their oaths and thusly these United States. They need to be removed from office with haste at the ballot boxes to be replaced with genuine patriots who do the bidding of the Constitution because they take their oaths seriously.
The dereliction of Congress’s responsibilities to our Constitution and thusly our people is happening because we are letting it happen. We are sitting by watching our elected representatives who took an oath to protect our Constitution and follow law abdicate their sworn responsibilities to follow the edicts of the ‘wrong people,’ i.e. the power brokers of the Council on Foreign Relations and United Nation’s orchestrated party machines with ulterior designs that are diametrically opposed to the continuation of our republic.
President Trump can only do so much. He direly needs legislative support.
If you’re not feeling almost overwhelmed from about all the news we’re exposed to anymore on national and state issues, then God help us because you’re either ‘tuned out’ from not caring enough or just can’t listen to it anymore. Either way, this inattentiveness and inaction is the biggest problem in America today! America’s waning future cries for its citizens’ attention and involvement.
Without asserted pressure from enough citizens these bad/corrupt elected officials will just keep on letting America dissolve away from our Constitutional based freedoms and commerce until we simply are no more. Believe it! The insanity of Socialism and its redistribution is that it kills revenue producing commerce and eventually there’s just not enough of other peoples’ money.
Most Americans don’t like our current reality. But, it is what it is. And America as we’ve known it is going away. Are you going to just sit by idly and continue luffing in the wind or are you going to ‘Patriot Up’ and help put a stop to the insanity and nonsense of our sorry Congress. Disgusted Americans want to do something but are feeling so overwhelmed they just can’t envision how they can make a difference. The answer begins with getting educated on facts, informing others and then replacing the turncoats with genuine effective patriots.
AMERICA’S SURVIVAL CRIES FOR A NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO REVERSAL AND NULLIFICATION ‘BIGGER THAN PUTTING A MAN ON THE MOON’
The radio talk show host Scott Hennon in his book ‘Grass Roots – A Common Sense Action Agenda for America,’ states: “When the founding fathers crafted our Constitution, they established a government with restricted powers and restrained responsibilities. You find the scope of our government outlines in Article I, Section 8: taxation, coinage, national defense, the court system, post offices, roads and the repayment of debts. There’s nothing in Article I, Section 8 about government getting into the banking or automobile manufacturing business, or getting into the health insurance business, or controlling all the nation’s schools from Washington, D.C., or subsidizing various industries or the arts or public television.”
An excerpt from the 29 minute video ‘Overview of America,’ “Our Constitution was created to govern the Government, not the people, and not the states, each of which is a guardian of its own sovereignty. The central government was created with strictly limited powers leaving the states to compete with one another to become the best state, the one with the least amount of taxation and controls, one where citizens would want to build a business and raise a family. That spirit of competition produced excellence as honest competition always does.”
One of my favorite statements from the video is, “The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government.”
We must have a U.S. Congress of pure constitutionally hearted patriots who recognize the necessity of eliminating whole agencies, and bureaus of government, and abolishing the damaging laws and regulations of all the overstepping unconstitutional tentacles of big government. I suppose the biggest majority of citizens would probably not agree that this is possible or can’t imagine the undertaking. I also suppose the same might have been true if they were asked about the feasibility of putting a man on the moon in such a short time.
With acknowledgement of the necessity, and the same kind of determination and absolute commitment as putting a man on the moon, such a feat can be accomplished. The large task before us is for Americans to awaken to their responsibilities as freedom loving citizens to start paying attention to real facts, informing others and electing ‘real patriots’ with the dynamic zeal and hunger to right our ship before it sinks. There are only a couple handfuls of such patriots currently working on this in Washington. If you find that hard to believe check the Freedom Index at jbs.org.
WHAT WE MUST DO!
There’s a very simple way of identifying which elected representatives need replacing in our Idaho statehouse and in Congress in Washington. You study The Freedom Indexes for both bodies which shows exactly how they vote with criteria in keeping with the Constitution and then cull them at the voting box. Here in Idaho The Freedom Index is published by IdahoFreedomIndex.com.
For the U.S. Congress see “The Freedom Index at JBS.org: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution” rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. In the third index for the 114th Congress, here is how abysmally our congressmen and senators in Washington, D.C. voted with the Constitution: U.S. House 45% and U.S. Senate 32%. So there you see now why we are where we are.
Don’t count on a thing politicians say, only believe what you see and judge them on how they vote!
The terrible voting records revealed in the two The Freedom Indexes, is exactly the explanation for why we are rapidly becoming a socialistic society and our Republic is in danger of evolving into losing our national sovereignty and becoming first a member state of a regional government, the North American Union overseen by the corrupt UN, and then a world government run by unaccountable, unelected global power elitists who know what’s best for us.
I suggest you discover The John Birch Society (JBS) for help with getting educated on the Constitution, issues and how you can make a difference with their great depth of factual information available to you online, in print, in media and field support. Check out their online magazine, TheNewAmerican.com and consider making it your home page. Then every time you open your computer you will see original source, vetted news that must be read and signed off on by three editors before publishing.
The JBS slogan: ‘Less Government, More Personal Responsibility, And – With God’s Help – A Better World’