Burden of Proof

 
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The alleged event took place 36 years ago. It was not a Federal Crime and therefore the FBI has rightly refused to investigate the matter further. Additionally it may have taken place in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. Even wrongfully assuming the alleged event was the highest felony sexual based crime. It has a statute of limitations of 15 years. So any charges or accusations should have been made at least 18 years ago it not before to be legally valid.

The Left insists that men who are accused of any sexually based crime are guilty until proven innocent. However, our Constitution and laws decree that the burden of proof is on the accuser and prosecution. And that all citizens are innocent until proven, beyond the shadow of a doubt, guilty. The Left’s mindset is an abomination against Liberty and freedom within this Republic.

However we will look at the accusation to see if it has any merit what so ever, even though the accused cannot be charged or tried for the event due to the statute of limitations within the District of Columbia. According to Ms. Ford this is what happened 3 and a half decades ago.

When she was 15 years of age, she was at a high school party. This was a co-ed party with girls and boys attending. There was underage drinking going on and she admits that she had been drinking and was in fact drunk during this party.

Two boys, one being now identified as Supreme Court Nominee Mr. Kavanaugh, were also present. These 2 boys and herself were drunk and ended up alone in a bedroom at the house were the party was being held.

One of the boys covered Ms. Ford’s mouth to prevent her from screaming. The other boy, now identified as Mr. Kavanaugh, was on top of Ms. Ford.

However, since both boys had been heavily drinking they had fallen off the bed onto one another during their struggle with Ms. Ford. At this point Ms. Ford escapes from the two entangled boys.

What happened after that is not yet known. Did Ms. Ford leave the party or did she remain there? Where there any adults present at this party? These and more are questions that need to asked.

What is known is that the incident was never reported to an adult, a teacher, the police, or Ms. Ford’s parents. Had it been there would have been an entire chain of events that simply did not happen. It is believed that Ms. Ford did tell a few close friends about it but it was kept silent after that.

From my own experience, I too was 15 years of age at the same time. Back in 1982 when this event allegedly took place. I cannot remember a single thing in detail of what I did during that year. I can make some guesses of course but the accuracy would be in doubt. Add a drunken party to the mix and the odds go way down at recalling anything with any real accuracy about it.

Given that Ms. Ford admits to being drunk at this teenage party calls her entire accusation into question. Especially 36 years later. Did it happen as she said, did any of it happen at all? Or is it all a fabrication of lies?

Ms. Ford and her fellow Democratic Leftists call this alleged event “attempted rape”. That is very strong language to use on an event that was just “remembered” so recently from so long ago. At best, if was still chargeable, it would be assault.

Now I will admit that a teenage male has a lot of sexual tension, drive, and desires. That is indisputable, but not proof of attempted rape. And being drunk can lower ones inhibitions as well. This can happen with any drunk individual, teenager and adult. But it is still not proof of attempted rape. And no where in Ms. Ford’s telling of this event does it mention that either boy was without clothing or even had partial clothing. This does cast doubt on the attempted rape accusation.

On the accused side of this story is Mr. Kavanaugh. He states simply that the alleged event did not take place. But here, I do have to say that IF it did happen as Ms. Ford states, it is possible that Mr. Kavanaugh’s memory of the event is long gone and may not remember that it happened at all.

Also being drunk and being a minor does not excuse such behavior. It was assault if nothing more serious. But we will never know the true intent, if the event actually did take place. And as I stated at the beginning, this happened too long ago to be a legal issue.

In our political arena and climate this kind of accusation sets a dangerous president. To be able to accuse a member of an opposition party of sexual misconduct from an unprovable vantage point decades in the past in order to prevent that person from seeking and obtaining political office is evil. It destroys liberty and it undermines our Republic. It can ruin lives and careers both public and private. All from an accusation that is unprovable and in some cases maybe completely false.

The burden of proof is on the accuser or prosecution within our Republic. And this includes testimony before a Senate hearing.

Ms. Ford also does not state when and where exactly this party was located either. Casting further doubt on the event. Give this information and we can find where Mr. Kavanaugh was located then.

Ms. Ford has offered no proof and Mr. Kavanaugh denies the event. The 2nd boy is unknown. So there are no other witnesses to bring forth new information. There is also no DNA or other evidence at all. Nothing.

We only have the word of a Democratic Party member and donor. One who has been involved in protests against the current Administration. One who believes that the President is not her president. Ms. Ford’s own actions would indicate that she would be against any nomination made by the current Administration to the High Court, no matter the person’s character, qualifications, or even gender.

Ms. Ford has not protested or brought up accusations against Mr. Kavanaugh in his past appointments to the Federal Court system. He has been before the Senate Judicial Committee before and was confirmed by the Senate. No word of any sexual misconduct. Only now, when he is being nominated to sit on the High Court does she come forward with this accusation.

What Ms. Ford did do was to send a letter to Senator Feinstein, a Democratic Senator on the Judicial Committee. Senator Feinstein is a well known Leftist and her public statements show a strong bias against the male gender. Within Ms. Ford’s letter, she demanded that the FBI investigate the alleged event. Thankfully the FBI has refused this unauthorized demand on their time and funds. It accusation does not fall under FBI jurisdiction. Ms. Ford, if you want a private investigation, hire a private investigator to do it, the FBI is not at your disposal.

Senator Feinstein did exactly what the Democratic Senators accused Senator Grassely of doing on the 1st day of the hearing. Not giving out documents in time for them to be read. Senator Feinstein received Ms. Ford’s letter on July 30th. And sat on it until the 11th hour, only then revealing its existence in an attempt to stall the vote or deny the nomination in committee.

At the time of this writing, Ms. Ford has agreed to testify but not yet agreed to do so by the Monday deadline. She demands protections from the Republican Senators. Unless she is going into a witness relocation program, she isn’t entitled to any extra protections. She is not a witnesses but the accuser. Every citizen has the right to face their accuser.

She has been given a deadline, she either meets such deadline or doesn’t. She is then either subpoenaed and brought before the Senate Judicial Committee or is found in contempt if she does not appear and goes to jail. If she elects not to testify, then the Senate moves forward with their confirmation and the accusation is stricken from the record.

I personally would like her to come and testify. If the alleged event actually took place there are unanswered questions about it that need answers that only she can give. Yes it will be hard. That happens anytime someone in an other’s accuser. And I know there is a negative stigma attached to victims of sexual assault. That is unfortunate, but she needs to be strong.

I have already written about how I don’t think Mr. Kavanaugh should be on the bench at any level in our courts. He is part of the problem of black robed tyrants based on some of his testimony and other statements prior to his hearing. However, he is the best available candidate that can be put on the High Court bench at this time and place in our history.

And if such testimony of Ms. Ford removes all doubt to her accusation, then I will join those in stating Mr. Kavanaugh should not be confirmed. But that burden of proof is on Ms. Ford and Ms. Ford alone.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

 
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With Hurricane Florence on the minds of people on the southern Atlantic coast, many eyes are focusing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. To say the men and women who staff FEMA are under a lot of pressure is like saying Nikki Minaj is a talentless hack: it’s accurate, albeit understated. And when you have so many people directly and indirectly affected by what you do, you are expected to perform well under that pressure. Even one screw up can mean you turn into a pariah.

I’m looking at you, Michael “Brownie” Brown. These days he’s managing a Fryalator at the Regional Shanty of Flapjacks (their motto: Try our Possum and Pancake Combo Because ‘Murca.)

Leftists seem to have a love/hate relationship with FEMA. On the one hand, they have an incredible amount of power as a result of tragedy and have people relying on them for help. On the other, occasionally FEMA is run by a Republican, which makes their statist wet dreams a bit less enjoyable, but gives the Left an excuse to exploit tragedy to further their own political ends. So, any day ending in “day.”

Let’s take a closer look at FEMA, shall we?

FEMA

What the Left thinks it means – a competent federal agency that works well when a Leftist is running it, but is a failure when a conservative or Republican runs it

What it really means – a government agency that both fulfills a need and infuriates small government types

And, yes, I am one of those small government types. Having said that, there are some problems that can only be handled at the federal level because of the sheer logistics necessary to resolve them. Imagine renovating a large house. Even if you are a Ron Swanson-level handyman, there are going to be some jobs you are going to need to hire out to do. You know, like if your house is lacking a floor…on every floor.

This is what FEMA does, in essence. They are the people who get hired to handle the big jobs we can’t do ourselves. And just like with every job, there are people who will go the extra mile, and there are people whose greatest effort of the day is walking over to the coffee pot. Think Congress with tool belts.

We saw the impact of this recently in Puerto Rico. Although President Donald Trump called FEMA’s reaction to Hurricane Maria “an incredible unsung success,” the visuals make it hard to take the President’s word for it. Many parts of Puerto Rico are still without power, people are sick and dying, and food and water isn’t getting to the people who need it. Even though Trump has a point about the successes of the response getting overlooked in light of the devastation, we can see where there are areas of improvement.

Therein lies one of my problems with FEMA: we keep seeing these areas of improvement without seeing anyone addressing them. Whether it was the FEMA trailers going unused and the misuse of federal funds to subsidize porn (you read that right, kids) after Hurricane Katrina to case after case of bottled water and food going unused because they weren’t distributed, you would think FEMA would be better at the logistics than they appear. Granted, whenever you deal with people, there are inefficiencies built in, but when your job is literally to help get areas affected by natural disasters up and running, the expectation is that you should be good at it.

This issue isn’t made any easier by adding politics into the mix, as the Left is wont to do with, oh, everything. It always amazes me how inept FEMA is when there is a Republican President and how exceptional that same agency is when there is a Democrat President, at least according to the Left, even though we keep seeing the same problems regardless of the party of the President. Pointing fingers may help the party, but it doesn’t matter to someone whose house was destroyed by a hurricane.

What we need is accountability at FEMA. Considering we are still cleaning up after Katrina in spite of the fact it occurred over a decade ago tells me there is room to improve, but that won’t happen in the current environment. America deserves a FEMA that not only delivers on the expectation of addressing issues after a disaster, but does so with an attention to the money being spent and how it’s being spent. And there has to be follow-through. When Puerto Ricans are dying because they don’t have access to bottled water, it shouldn’t take a year to find out about it and address it.

Maybe it’s time for a FEMA for FEMA. Instead of assuming the next disaster will be the one FEMA gets right, let’s prepare for success before it happens. Weather is unpredictable, but the response shouldn’t be. Figure out how non-government entities address disaster responses and replicate that at the federal level. Maybe take a cue or fifty from insurance companies who do at a smaller level what FEMA does on the federal level.

But perhaps the best thing we can do to help FEMA is to be thankful they’re there. Flaws and all, FEMA does a lot right and it shouldn’t be overlooked in the name of political points or personal drama. Let’s make it easier for FEMA to do their jobs without the hoops and bureaucracy that make the simplest tasks an exercise in futility, red tape, and forms in triplicate. The easier we make it for FEMA, the better the responses will become.

And if you’re in Florence’s path, stay safe.

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Bail Out or Handout?

 
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This meme is going around social media. I had started to just write a reply on one of those social media sites about it and then it grew to the following blog post.

Giving billions to bail out farmers is a handout unless it’s due to some natural disaster. Hurricane, Torando, Wild Fires, Earthquake, Flooding, ect.

Giving billions to bail out banks is a handout, no industry or company is too big to fail. Let them fail if they do stupid things. Many industries and companies have failed over the last 200 years. No one is an exception to this in a free market.

Giving trillions to billionaires would be a handout as well. But cutting taxes isn’t a handout, that does stimulate the economy as is evident with 4% GDP growth.

Giving billions to Iran in the dead of night is not only a handout but it was also blood money.

Veterans should be given the assistance that is needed once they come back to civilian life. Some have difficult times adjusting. And they earned it.

Homeless people is a problem in this country. It is a documented fact that there are people out on the streets of America who panhandle as homeless but really aren’t homeless at all. I don’t believe that it is the role of government to do something about the homeless. The less things government is involved in the better off they are. This should be taken care of by the local community and the outreach of the Church.

Insurance for the sick … insurance is for the event of something happening to you, not for you are already impacted by something. That is why insurance does not and should not cover preexisting conditions. Try to get homeowners insurance AFTER or WHILE your house is burning down. It’s not possible. It must be whole to get insurance. Same goes for the body. Insurance should be affordable. Medical expenses should be affordable. I have written a number of blog posts on this issue in the past and will probably do so again in the future. Again, however this is not the role of the government for the same reasons posted above. Government badly mismanages everything it touches. However Congress can do things about reducing the cost of insurance. Eliminate the state boundaries. Have insurance available and able to cross state lines without any issues. This increases the pool of the insured and automatically lowers the cost. As for as medical expenses go, why is medicine the only service industry that doesn’t post their rates prior to you getting the service? Every hospital, clinic, doctor should have all rates clearly available and visible. This is just a starter on this process. The other issue is due to the high malpractice law suites against those in the medical profession that keeps costs high. There should be something available for those who are suffering from some preexisting condition. But it’s not insurance. That’s like calling your car a truck, a dog a duck. It’s not the same thing. It never will be the same thing.

Food for children, so many evil things exist due to taxation. And at the same time taxation can assist in things as well. But raising taxes is never the answer to solve problems that exist in a country. No one in American should be without food. We have plenty of it and feed the entire world. The root cause must be found and eliminated. It is a government handout if the issue is not resolved by applying the funds towards it. Does that eliminate the problem or does it just push it down the road? This issue cannot be summed up as easily as the others, there are too many reasons why this happens. Government involvement would be necessary to a degree but it would be passing various reforming legislation and not being an ATM creating endless debit.

Social Security for the Elderly, for those that have put into this socialist program, they need to get out what they put in. That would be my generation, some millennials and everyone before that. And this program needs to have a sunset placed on it. The government should not provide for the population’s retirement. This too requires a complex fix. One that is too lengthy to get into here. It would involve new and sweeping legislation to resolve just as “Food for the children” would require.

For some of these issues, and I am going to say all but the “Vets” is a handout by the way it is designed. It doesn’t resolve an issue by the expenditure of funds it only kicks the problem down the road again. The “Vets” earned theirs for their service. Thank you.

The rest will need legislation to resolve issues. Some of it pretty sweeping. Some of it takes control out of the hands of the States which sometimes isn’t a good thing but there are times when that is necessary for society to function properly. Taxation is a big part of the problem in many of these items. We need sweeping reforms in our nations tax laws. Including getting rid of the Income Tax, the 16th Amendment, abolishing the IRS, and going to a FairTax system. Which puts more money in the hands of the people where it belongs.

Of course to do this we need Statesmen, not career politicians.

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Kneeling is not always disrespectful

 
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Colin Kaepernick and other American athletes that follow his lead are disrespecting the American Flag and the National Anthem by kneeling.

The act of kneeling is not always disrespectful. It is proper to kneel before Almighty God and Christ Jesus, the Savior of mankind. It is proper for a man to kneel before a woman when asking her hand in marriage. It is proper for a subject to kneel before their sovereign monarch. All of these are times and places when kneeling is a sign of respect and veneration. But is it not the proper behavior during the National Anthem.

Title 36 Section 301 of the US Code, that is US Federal Law, states what a person is to do during the playing of the National Anthem. Which is very simple for those who are not in uniform.

all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart;

The language of the law is “should” because there are acceptable exceptions. Such as those who are wheelchair bound. They of course are to place their right hand over their heart but otherwise sitting is fine for them. Likewise because we have the 1st Amendment which guarantees the Freedom of Religion, a Jehovah’s Witness is exempt from the law as well, because their religious practice forbids them from participating in any civil action.

But those are the only exceptions. Everyone else is to stand and face the flag or source of the music in the absence of the flag. There should be no running to get your concessions during the National Anthem and TV cameras should be focused solely on the flag itself until the National Anthem is complete. If one finds themselves elsewhere during the National Anthem. Stop. Stand at attention where you are at and wait for the National Anthem to complete before conducting your transaction or business.

Any and all other actions are disrespectful. Including kneeling.

Colin Kaepernick states he kneels in protest against racial injustice. He has the right to protest, it is part of his guaranteed Freedom of Speech. But during the National Anthem is not the proper time or place. Also I don’t believe for a minute that is his real motivation. He is kneeling because it puts the spot light on him. It is for personal gain and glory.

The facts speak for themselves on this matter. Mr. Kaepernick doesn’t protest anywhere else. Any place where there might be racial injustice he is not there protesting against it. His activism begins and ends on the football field during the National Anthem. A place he knows will have TV cameras and coverage to watch his every move being a football player.

Take away the cameras and he wouldn’t be kneeling. His only other activism on this subject, and it’s taken 2 years to complete, is his donation of a Million Dollar Pledge to organizations working in oppressed communities that have matched funds by celebrities. Not much of a donation when you wont donate without celebrities matching the funds.

What grants has Mr. Kaepernick established to help serve those impacted by racial injustice? What funding programs has Mr. Kaepernick established or donated to with his celebrity status? Why isn’t he in these oppressed communities and working to make them better?

The answers are simple. He is a fraud. He is wasn’t ever kneeling due to racial injustice. He was kneeling for his 15 minutes of fame alone.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

 
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During the recent confirmation hearings for Brett “the Hitman” Kavanaugh, reporters became fixated on a particular gesture, not by Kavanaugh himself, but by a woman sitting behind him. She was caught on camera making what appeared to be the “OK” sign with her hand. Which means, according to Leftists, she was a white supremacist because the “OK” sign has been co-opted by white supremacists. Therefore, according to Leftists, Kavanaugh cannot be confirmed because…white supremacists.

Is it just me, or does it seem like the Left is seeing white supremacists under every rock, bed, and bedsheet? (Well, in some cases, they can be found under bedsheets, but not that often.) Even though the woman in the video, Zina Bash, is Mexican, Jewish, and had grandparents who were Holocaust survivors, she has to be a white supremacist. I mean, who else would work in the Trump White House, right?

This week’s Leftist Lexicon will delve into white supremacists and see whether the Left may be onto something. Or if they’re just on something.

white supremacists

What the Left thinks it means – racist alt-right conservatives who have been emboldened by Donald Trump’s Presidency to come out and cause trouble

What it really means – a small group with bullhorns convincing people they’re bigger than they actually are

One of the great Leftist narratives against President Donald Trump is that he is a white supremacist because he hired Steven Miller and Steve Bannon, both of whom either identify as or hold views similar to white supremacists. Of course, his years of being lauded as a friend to blacks gets, pun unintended, white-washed with this approach, but when you have a narrative to push, facts just get in the way. Hence, guilt by association.

Funny how that doesn’t go in a different way, say…oh, I don’t know…with a religion that has members who are violent and want to kill people who are different than them. Oh, well, #NotAllMuslims and such.

Depending on who you ask, white supremacists are either popping up in greater numbers or are inspiring other white supremacists to become emboldened and embrace their hatred. The Southern Poverty Law Center has been keeping track of white supremacist activity for decades and they’ve been some of the ones who have lead the charge to let people (read: Leftists) know about the wave of white supremacy across the country. Granted, this is the same Southern Poverty Law Center who labeled the TEA Party a hate group, but had to be shamed into including black, Muslim, and other racist groups in their hate watches, but hey. Credit where credit is due.

While the SPLC tends to have a hair trigger when it comes to white supremacists, it is safe to say there are such people out there in America right now. Whether they’re as prevalent and as pervasive as some on the Left suggest is subject to debate. Personally, I don’t see white supremacists as frequently as Leftists do because, well, I’m just not that bat-crap cray-cray. The Left has taken themselves so seriously that they can’t recognize when they’re being trolled.

And that’s the case with the “OK” hand sign. Contrary to Leftist belief, it didn’t originate with white supremacists nor was it coopted by them. As with many things these days, this idea started with the Internet and a group called 4chan. They created an operation titled “Operation OKKK” where they tried to convince people the hand sign was a symbol for white power. And, buddy, it caught on like wildfire! No matter how many times it’s debunked, the Left (and certain members of the white supremacist movement) treat it as gospel.

Remember, kids, the Left are the smart ones who only want facts and say reality has a liberal bias.

In spite of their relative small portion of the population as a whole, let alone the white portion of it, white supremacists are getting more attention. But it’s not because they’re getting bolder and don’t have to hide anymore in the era of Trump. It’s because Leftists give them the attention in the first place! By looking for white supremacists everywhere under the sun, the Left has given them the opportunity to perform for them (or at least give the appearance of performing). And given how the Left doesn’t let facts get in the way of a good crisis narrative, I wouldn’t be surprised if real white supremacists felt they had to come out and correct the record, if you’ll pardon the expression.

But being more prominent doesn’t mean actual numbers. That’s where I think the Left gets it completely wrong by design. They need white supremacists to be numerous to justify their “Trump is a white supremacist” narrative, and they have the tools (read: the media and political figures) to make it seem real. Frankly, though, I think it goes deeper than that.

Think about it for a moment. What ideology promotes the idea that “The Man” is keeping minorities down while never actually investing in the futures of those minorities? What ideology promises to empower people of color while never really giving them positions of power? What ideology has white people claiming to be “woke” without them giving up anything of value to the people they believe are being oppressed?

Can you say “Leftist”? I knew you could.

Maybe the country’s biggest white supremacy group is the DNC and its Leftist allies.

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Supreme Court Nominees

 
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Although Brett Kavanaugh isn’t a bad choice. I do have some reservations about him as a potential Supreme Court Justice. Or any potential or active Judge for that matter who believes any of the following statements.

Roe v. Wade or any opinion by any court is established or settled law.

This is a dangerous falsehood. The Courts do not make or enact laws. That is the power granted to the legislature alone. Any opinion issued by the Courts is jut that, an opinion. It is not law, established or otherwise.

As a people, we have given way too much power to these un-elected black robed tyrants than what was ever envisioned by our Founding Fathers. We need to educate the American people properly on the role of the Courts as they were created by the Founding Fathers.

Our Founding Fathers knew of the dangers of a run away court. So the purposely limited the power of the judicial branch. It is not co-equal to the legislative or executive branches. It is kept separate to limit powers from being held by one group or one man. The Courts powers are very specific and spelled out in whole within the pages of the Constitution.

The Courts do not interpret law. This makes me cringe every time I hear this lie. The power to interpret law is part of the powers granted to the people because it is not explicitly granted to any branch of government. In fact this is exactly what a jury does when they deliberate the outcome of a trial.

The role of the court and the judge is to determine to what extent the law was violated by anyone’s actions. In other words, the role of the courts is to apply the laws.

Do not believe the Leftist lie that the court interpret anything. They do not.

Likewise the courts do not have the power of “Judicial Review”. This power was not granted in the Constitution for good reason. With it, the courts can subjugate the legislative and the executive branches in a complete reversal of power. This is a power the court granted to itself in the opinion of Marbury v. Madison in 1803.

So the courts changed the powers it had by a simple majority vote between just 6 people. This was and is a blatant power grab and completely unconstitutional. And why the Founding Fathers did not grant this power to the courts at the founding of our nation.

Although the opinion issues is half correct. Congress cannot pass laws that are contrary to the Constitution. It is not the Courts job to interpret the Constitution or any other law passed by the legislatures.

Any potential justice or current judge who believes these lies is not qualified to site on the bench in my opinion. And further more they are a danger to the continued existence of this Republic and it’s liberties, and they should be removed from such appointments.

Brett Kavanaugh is not the best man for the high court. But he is the best man we can currently get appointed to it. There is still a long road and a lot of work to be done before we can ever hope to have the Republic restored to its founders vision.

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Blue Wave Results

 
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We are two months out from the 2018 midterm elections. This can be pivotal in the success or failure of the Trump Administration. The Republican party needs to have sweeping victories across this great nation. The Red Wave needs to ride the Trump Train in full support.

This way the President can continue the agenda of Making America Great Again and moving forward over the next 2 to 4 years. And yes this includes a 2nd term for President Trump. But it does hinge on the these midterms.

A Blue Wave would be a disaster for the President and the American People. A Blue Wave of hate and intolerance would bring up the Impeachment of President Trump in the House. Not under any evidence but because the Left hates this President. And they would use that hate, spite, and power to Impeach him.

If the Blue Wave is successful in the Senate, we could see President Trump being removed from office. And the Left would not stop there. With full support of both houses of Congress, the Left would then Impeach and remove President Pence before he can even move into the White House.

The Left is so against the outcome of the 2016 elections. They would not stop until everything that President Trump has done is erased from history. With Trump and Pence out of the way, this means that the new Speaker of the House, in a Blue Wave, becomes President. This would be Nancy Pelosi.

Once the Left has the House, the Senate, and the White House. They systematically undo and reverse every promise made and kept by President Trump. Taxes would increase. Trade deals would be returned to their previous unbalanced nature. The economy would crash. Unemployment would rise, especially among the Black, Hispanic, and  women demographics.

Religious freedoms would suffer, especially for Christianity. For the true followers of Christ and His message they would become one step closer to being forced underground in fear of being charged with “hate speech”. And they enemies of Christianity, those groups that hate Christians and the Truth they tell the world would all be praised.

Our nation’s sovereignty would be destroyed. The Left’s Blue Wave, would flood the gates and allow every illegal alien citizenship without vetting. Without anything at all. Just the stroke of a pen. And all of these criminals would swell the ranks of the Democratic voting rolls. Ending any hope of restoring the Republic without force of arms.

Even the Justices to the Supreme Court appointed by President Trump would not be immune. They too would be Impeached and removed from office by the Blue Wave Democratic Left.

All because the Left still, 2 years since 2016, believe that Donald Trump stole the election from them and some how cheated. They of course will also begin the process of changing the Constitution to rid it of the Electoral College.

This is unfortunately not fantasy. This is not a fictional narrative of some dystopian future of a dime store novel. This is truth. This will happen if the Blue Wave takes control of the House and Senate.

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RIP Senator McCain

 
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The President didn’t politicize Senator McCain’s funeral. He merely responded to it like anyone would. No, it was the Left that politicized it, like they politicize everything they touch.

It was the Senator’s family the politicized it by not inviting specific members of the Senator’s professed party. It was the Leftist Democratic party that politicized it by taking turns attacking the President because he wasn’t invited. And the Leftist media that broadcasted everything about it, except the truth, to further the Leftist agenda.

Senator McCain served the United States during the Vietnam War. And for that we thank him for his service. He was captured, held prisoner, and suffered from an ordeal that most would not survive. For that sacrifice we again thank Senator McCain, as we would any veteran of our armed forces. And we grieve with his family. Keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve and mourn his loss.

But Senator McCain, who ran as a Republican was anything but a Republican. Senator McCain is more accurately described as a RINO, a Republican In Name Only. He did not support current Republican Administration. He did more to advanced the previous Democratic Administration and paid lip service to the Republican Party and the Conservative movement and base.

For those reasons, we mark his passing as a time of sadness for his family. We comfort them, we pray for them. But we move on from there. And let him pass as a footnote of history.

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Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

 
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We’re entering into the home stretch of the 2018 midterm elections, and it couldn’t come soon enough. I was tired of this year’s midterm elections in, oh, 2016. And with the Left, this could be the most important election in our history because, as they put it, “Trump is a doodyhead.” (Actually, it’s not that reason in so many words, but it boils down to that.)

To help the cause to elect more Democrats, the Left has once again jumped to social media to start a new hashtag, #VoteThemOut, referencing a desire to vote out Republicans. Because, as we all know from the previous Administration, hashtags make people DO something.

Well, in this case, it’s inspiring me to do something: write this week’s Leftist Lexicon!

#VoteThemOut

What the Left thinks it means – an online movement to vote out Republicans and replace them with progressive Democrats

What it really means – a hashtag that will accomplish nothing

Every couple of years, we go through the same tired dance. One party wants to keep power, and the other party wants to strip power away from the other party because the other party is evil incarnate. The only way for the latter party to fix the problems caused by the evil party is to elect more good people. And every couple of years, nothing changes in a significant manner, no matter who wins the election.

Blather. Rinse. Repeat.

Although the Left has a ton of motivation to vote for Democrats and progressives this year, their use of a hashtag to promote it doesn’t exactly scream “Vote for us because we have ideas.” It’s closer to “Vote for us because the other side sucks.” Enter the hashtag #VoteThemOut. It sends the same message as “Vote for us because the other side sucks,” but does it in a way that is short, memorable, and catchy. It’s the social media equivalent of a bumper sticker, but without the need to find space on a vehicle to stick it.

And you might be able to guess what else I feel can stick it.

Hashtags may be what the cool kids do, but it makes for poor political strategy because it doesn’t necessarily create action. Remember #BringBackOurGirls? It was a valid sentiment that hoped to garner positive results, but it worked as well as CNN’s fact checking department. It brought attention to the situation and did…absolutely nothing.

Just like the ribbons worn on the red carpets in Hollywood, hashtags are a great way to show you care about an issue and they seem to absolve the person using them of the responsibility of actually doing something about it. After all, they did the hard part by telling people know about an issue. It’s up to others to do the easy stuff and make things happen!

And, yes, I’m being sarcastic here.

In order for hashtags to become more than just words in the cyber-ether, someone has to act on them. But the problem with the midterm elections is only a limited number of people can act on them since we’re dealing with state-level elections, albeit with national implications. A Leftist in California tweeting #VoteThemOut can have it go global, but the impact it has is limited to the voters or potential voters where Democrats want to take Republican seats. Further diluting the impact is the fact #VoteThemOut will only garner support from people already leaning towards that idea.

Can you say “echo chamber,” kids? I knew you could.

Let’s say for the sake of argument the hashtag catches on and results in the “Blue Wave” the Left keeps saying is going to happen. What then? Given the fact most Leftists see it as a chance to impeach President Donald Trump, not much will get accomplished. Oh, there may be some other progressive ideas that may get proposed and maybe even voted on by the House and Senate, but unless impeachment is on the table, the Left won’t be happy. (Mainly because they think they can remove Trump and everyone else in the line of succession, force the country to hold a new election, add more Justices to the Supreme Court, and other wild conclusions devoid of Constitutional grounding. But, hey, why let a little thing like the Constitution get in the way of getting what the Left wants, right?)

Surely this time will be different, the Left will say. And they will be wrong. When there is a seismic shift in political power, rarely is it followed by a flurry of positive results that benefit the country. Why, it’s almost as if…politicians promise the moon, but only deliver green cheese!

That’s because government isn’t in the problem-solving business. I’ve noted it before, but the short version is current government needs there to be constant problems to retain power, money, and control. If Democrats sweep into power in 2018, all the problems they say are caused by Republicans will either be “forgotten” or found not to be as big of a problem as they claimed they were. And if the “Blue Wave” happens, a “Red Wave” will come after that and then Republicans will be the ones to “forget” problems or go along to get along.

The fact we still have a Department of Education in spite of Ronald Reagan’s promise to eliminate it back in the 1980s is proof of that.

If you want to vote out Democrats and/or Republicans because you feel things will be better without them, go for it. Just try to act surprised when nothing comes of it.

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Can We Cool It With the “Hot Takes”?

 
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We live in amazing times from a technological standpoint. A little over 20 years ago, people were just starting to navigate the Internet like a nervous driver’s ed student. Now, our phones have more computing power than the PCs we had back in the 90s. But no matter what era of technology we are in, there are two constants. One is porn. The other is people being stupid on the platform, which sometimes goes hand in hand with the first.

Today’s technology in the area of social media has given rise to on-the-spot reactions to events both important and mundane. But it has also given rise to users thinking their words are somehow vital to the culture and must be heard. That leads to what is mockingly called “hot takes,” which are comments and ideas that are so unnecessary and/or stupid (again, hand in hand) that you have to wonder if the people making them have any self-awareness whatsoever.

Within the past couple of days, we have seen takes so hot you need get firefighting gear just to experience them live. The death of Senator John McCain, the shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, the Brett Cavanaugh nomination for the US Supreme Court, and untold other stories bring out the worst of those who could have left well enough unheard.

Of course, there will be some who say it’s their freedom of speech and they have a right to say what they want. For the most part, they’re right. But the freedom of speech comes with a responsibility to use it wisely. Yelling “Fire” in a crowded theater isn’t protected because there is actual physical harm that can come from it. Granted, calling the late Senator McCain a douchebag won’t usually cause physical damage (unless you say it to the face of a McCain supporter who is a former Marine and is now an MMA fighter), but it isn’t advisable unless you want to be seen as the douchebag you called the late Senator.

Of course, there are people out there who love to stir up drama because it gets them noticed. Which is what they want. Even negative attention is attention to them, which feeds their egos and sustains them like a parasite. These people can be hard to ignore because they play on your emotions to garner a passionate/vitriolic response. This cycle continues until one party of this parasitic relationship gives up. These folks are annoying, but ultimately harmless.

The real scary ones are those who aren’t posting to rile someone up, but actually think their poorly-thought-out ideas are intellectual gold. Everyone from New York Times reporters to the teenage girl down the street have had moments where they posted something and then wondered why people didn’t like them. These are the types of social media users who have made me think humanity is doomed.

And there are many more of them than there are of the posters looking to get a rise out of people. Here’s how bad it’s gotten. People literally have to take time out of their days to try to figure out if someone’s being serious. When you can’t tell the difference between a joke and reality, it’s time to admit we have an issue. And the issue is we have people with egos hopped up on steroids and the self-awareness of damp wash cloth.

This is going to come as a shock, but I believe not everything I think needs to have a platform because I have had some really dumb ideas. Wanting to date a semi-attractive drug addict? That was me. Thinking a woman with severe mental issues might be a good fit for me? Yep, that was me. Thinking the whole Mighty Morphin Power Rangers thing was just a fad? You got it!

As a result, I’ve learned when to express myself and when to just think what I want to say. It’s kept me safe and employed for a number of years, so I say it’s working out pretty well. We need to take the same approach to social media and communications technology because there is always an audience somewhere who might stumble upon our musings and take offense. (Granted, that happens these days with the frequency of a Starbucks customer getting overcharged, but the point stands.) Behind every Twitter handle, Facebook status, or Instagram account there is a human being with feelings, ideas, and desires that may differ from yours, so it’s important to weigh your words carefully before sending them out to the world. Once you hit Send, it’s eternal.

In the world of social media, it’s better to be smart than quick.

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