"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." Samuel Adams
Friday, February 1, 2019
Planned Parenthood sells abortions. It's their cash crop. So how do they increase their business? By selling more abortions. And how do they increase the number of abortion customers? By allowing abortions later in the term of the pregnancy, even up to the point of dilation. And how do they get the laws changed to allow such "late term abortions"? By hiring people to represent them in the halls of state governments. For example, Governor Northam of Virginia was paid $2,000,000.00 by Planned Parenthood to endorse a new law that would allow births up to the point of the baby's head beginning to emerge from the womb. In recent days he has been out doing exactly what PP paid him to do, only he took it a step even further. He suggested it would be permissible for a baby to emerge fully into the world, and then, after consultation with a couple of MDs of course, the baby could be executed. Yes, the baby could legally have the life snuffed out of it. In Spanish the term is assassination. In English we call it murder.
But never mind all that, the point of this proposal is to expand PP's customer base. That's how a business grows. Never mind that the practices of Kermit Gosnell and the Communist Chinese would become the legal practices of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Never mind that countless more babies would have their lives extinguished before they ever had a shot at life. Never mind that the blood of innocents would drip from the statehouse that was designed by the man who enshrined the idea that all of mankind have the God-given right to life. The only thing that matters is PP making more money. And shame upon shame, after two full years when the Republican Party had total control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, how could it be that Planned Parenthood still receives over half a billion dollars a year out of the federal treasury? How, in the name of God, could it be? My friends, there is a lot of innocent blood dripping from the hands of our political leaders...a lot!
Saturday, January 5, 2019
The near universal indictment of President Trump from the Left and from purported "conservative" Never-Trumpers is that he lacks the character to be president. That's really a very interesting assertion; so let's consider it for a moment.
It seems that Trump's enemies define "character" as...
- being polite when your guts are being daily eviscerated by your enemies
- not speaking aloud any number of undeniable truths of life
- e.g. we are under invasion;
- radical Islam is a global menace;
- a man can't become a woman just because he says so;
- MS 13 gang members are animals;
- being a POW does not grant you lifetime immunity from criticism;
- China cheats on trade;
- Russia cheats on nuclear arms treaties;
- Iran cheats on everything and sponsors terrorists who live to kill Americans;
- the capital of Israel is Jerusalem;
- corporations don't pay taxes, people do;
- globalization has been , on balance, an assault on America's lower middle class;
- the mainstream news media is often, yes, the enemy of the people;
- . . . the list could obviously go on and on
I assert that Trump is hated precisely because he is a man of political character. He has tried, not always successfully, but he has certainly tried valiantly, to deliver on every single campaign promise he made. He didn't say "read my lips, no new taxes," did he? And Bush 41 was a man of character, right? The MSM and the hard Left told us so at his funeral (forget that they savaged him mercilessly during his presidency and treated his son, Bush 43, as a punching bag for eight years). 43, that man of sterling character, could never even bring himself to call Radical Islam an existential enemy, even as he sent thousands of American warriors to their deaths to fight them. Oh yes, 43 was a man of character — just ask the NY Times after 43 joined the resistance.
It wasn't the no-character Trump who said, "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor." He didn't send the IRS after his political enemies; he didn't turn the federal bureaucracy into a secret police arm of the radical left wing of American politics; he didn't tell Russian President Medvedev to tell Putin to cut him some slack until after the election, after which we could then cave on critical arms negotiations. He didn’t set back the cause of racial relations in this country by 50 years through irresponsible and demonstrably untrue rhetoric. That was all BHO, a man of real character. Just ask the NYTimesCBSABCNBCCNNWaPo.
Trump's personal failings are well known and few make apologies for them. Do I sometimes wish he'd Tweet less often and with a bit more discretion? Yes. But his bluster and bombast count as nothing compared to the character he has shown in doing the job the people elected him to do. That, again, is why they hate him and why, indeed, they need to destroy him.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
“Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs.”
“Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family.”
“I think that many members of our military need to go through years of training in order to have access to these weapons, and the idea that a 17-year-old can walk into a shop and get one, I think, is unacceptable.”
Ms AOC has also supported Medicare for all, abolishing ICE, guaranteeing jobs, and has expressed concerns about “the occupation of Palestine.”
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1. Isn't it odd that in America, our flag and our culture offend so many people, but our benefits don't?
2. How can the federal government ask U.S. citizens to pay back student loans when illegal aliens are receiving a free education?
3. Only in America are legal citizens labeled "racists" and "Nazis," but illegal aliens are called "Dreamers.”
4. Liberals say, "If confiscating all guns saves just one life, it's worth it". Well then, if deporting all illegals saves just one life, wouldn't that be worth it?
5. I can't quite figure out how you can proudly wave the flag of another country, but consider it punishment to be sent back there.
6. The Constitution: It doesn't need to be rewritten, it needs to be reread.
7. William F. Buckley once said, "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other points of view, and are then shocked and offended when they discover there are other points of view."
8. Joseph Sobran said, "'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer."
Saturday, June 23, 2018
“We all agree on the need to better secure the border and punish employers who choose to hire illegal immigrants. We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law. We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Barack Obama, 2005
Saturday, June 16, 2018
The long-waited IG report on the Hillary email investigation was released this past Thursday, and one of the conclusions presented by Inspector General Horowitz was that he found no political bias by FBI officials. Yet, in spite of this conclusion, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday evening that he will emphasize the necessity of "objectivity" by all FBI employees and will conduct multiple seminars to teach employees how to keep their political views out of their investigatory decisions. This seems like a strange way to respond to a report that makes no accusation of political bias. Hmmm.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
A couple of days ago, former DNI James Clapper acknowledged on The View that in 2016, the FBI planted a spy (though he doesn't like that word) in the Trump campaign. He explained that the purpose was not to spy on Trump, but to protect him and his campaign from Russian interference. This begs the question, why didn't the FBI do the same thing for Hillary? After all, Hillary's home server was hacked and the DNC's computers were hacked after Leon Podesta fell for a Russian phishing scam. This sounds as though the FBI may have been favoring Trump. Maybe it was not the Russians but the FBI that threw the election to Trump. Hmmm.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Jim Acosta meant it as a criticism, but I think it's a nice listing of some of President Trump's most significant achievements. Here is what Acosta tweeted: "Obama policies dumped by Trump: Iran deal, Paris Climate Agreement, Trans-Pacific Trade Deal, DACA, ObamaCare Individual Mandate." Obama's mistake was that, other than the individual mandate, he got none of these "accomplishments" enshrined in law. They were all nothing more than, as Acosta rightly calls them, policies. And as Trump has demonstrated, policies can change.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Yes, it's a nice idea designed to foster a sense of camaraderie and bipartisanship, but I believe it's time for the Senate's 60 vote rule to be jettisoned. Why should everything come to a grinding stop in the name of empowering the minority? The constitutional means for acquiring power is called an election, not Senate rules. I haven't taken time to look for it in the Federalist Papers, but could it be that the designers of our government understood that requiring anything more than a simple majority was a prescription for continual gridlock. Perhaps this is why they authorized the VP to vote in the event of a tie. So even though it could hinder the conservative agenda when the Republicans once again lose the majority (which is inevitable), I say, "Let the chips fall where they will." The current situation is a grotesque display of incompetence and irresponsibility on both sides. Not only that, it is an embarrassment to the good people of our nation.