Gun Control by Executive Order

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An open letter to the President of the United States of America

 

Today President Obama issued several Executive Orders on gun control. The reason, the same one he has always used, Congress has failed to act.

Let me assure you Mr President, Congress has not failed to act. Congress is, at least in this case, doing it’s job well. Voicing the Will of the People that elected them as their representatives.

In your speech Mr President you stated that the member of Congress are more concerned with getting re-elected than they are with passing gun control laws.

This is a half-truth. Yes, members of Congress are concerned with getting re-elected and that is precisely why they have NOT passed any gun control laws. They are listening to their constituents who do not want more government intrusion in their lives.

The majority of people in this country are not who you think they are Mr President. The majority do not want more gun control laws which clearly violate the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution. And Congress does listen to them, but not to you on this matter.

Fortunately those Executive Orders you signed today can easily be undone by the next president with another stroke of the pen. They will be short lived and many may be simply ignored.

This will not deter you though Mr President. You will continue to bypass Congress and attempt to rule by decree using Executive Orders. But this is still a Republic despite your efforts in rebuilding the nation into something else. And we still stand on Liberty for all.

The War on Terror

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We are fighting the war on terror in the wrong way. Ever since we started the war after the events of 9/11, we have been engaged in nation building and spreading democracy.

In Iraq, we toppled Saddam Hussein, and now Iraq is in a bitter civil war were the Islamic State Caliphate is gaining ground. In Egypt, we toppled Mubarak, during the so-called Arab Spring. Only to have him replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood, a known terrorist organization. Fortunately the Egyptian military removed the Brotherhood from power, but the area is far from stable. In Libya, we saw to the removal of Colonel Qaddafi. Only to have him replaced by Islamic terrorist hardliners that lead to the death of 4 Americans at the US Embassy.

Now we have Syria. Bashar al-Assad, like the other leaders of Islamic terrorist nations is a bad person. His civil rights record is abysmal and he certainly is not a friend. But we should support his government in the civil war that rages in Syria at this time.

Why? Because he is fighting against the Islamic State Caliphate and other hardline Islamic terrorist groups. And without Bashar, the power vacuum will be filled by an unknown person or group. Bashar is just the lesser of evils and he is the devil we known. Keeping him in power will help to stabilize Syria and the rest of the Middle East.

We must engage the most dangerous enemy and threat to our national security and the security of the entire world instead of going about the nation building business. And that enemy is the Islamic State (ISIS) Caliphate.

We need a ground, air, and sea plan of assault. The Caliphate must be deprived of it’s land first and foremost. This gives the Caliphate legitimacy in the eyes of Muslims. Additionally we must stop the flow of money, goods, man power, and their ability to use the internet.

I am not a tactician. I can not say HOW this all should be done. But it does need to be done or the Islamic State will continue to gain ground, funds, recruits, and power. And then it will be even harder to stop if not impossible to stop. Better learn Arabic if that happens.

Endorsements and Secret Meetings

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Here in my home state of Iowa, we have the unique privilege of vetting the candidates for President before anyone begins to vote on them. This is an issue we take very seriously. Our caucus is next month and many people are still undecided when it comes to the Republican field.

As far as the Democrats go, it’s almost a sure thing for Hillary Clinton unless the millennials come out in great numbers and call for the Socialist Bernnie Sanders. That is yet to be determined.

For the mainstream however, most of us are undecided. Myself included. I have leanings towards several candidates. But yet so-called Conservative leaders in our State and across the nation have taken it upon themselves to cast secret ballots in secret meetings and come up with the nominee for the movement and the Republican Party.

This cabal of un-elected power mongers, who like to think of themselves as Kingmakers. Have decided for all of us, with a vote behind closed doors that Ted Cruz should be our man. This is a bad mistake on a number of levels.

Ted Cruz isn’t above being a liar. He lied about the Huckabee rally in Kentucky for the imprisoned county clerk when he knew full well that it was a Huckabee rally. Yet he tried to crash it for his own political gain.

Ted Cruz also isn’t a fighter. He doesn’t stand up to the black robed tyrants of the court system. To him, the opinions of the court are law. Which means he isn’t even going to try to fight the courts on any issue if he becomes President.

Ted Cruz isn’t for the Fair Tax. So he still wants to have a smaller corrupt IRS system which taxes your income and keeps people in poverty. We all should be able to take home what we make. Now one alone isn’t enough to disqualify him. But it’s another nail in the coffin.

And I, and others, just don’t have a good feeling when it comes to Ted Cruz. Call it intuition if you will, or a Believer, you can also call it the Holy Spirit speaking to us. But either way Ted Cruz is NOT our voice.

Those conservative leaders who decided that Cruz was the man for the movement in their secret meetings and who have already endorsed him because of it risk alienating the base who is still majorly undecided. And it makes them angry and causes fractures that the cabal wanted to prevent with their meddling. And it may even lead to conservative voters staying home for the caucus and on election night. And that would open the door for Hillary or Sanders to take the White House without a fight.

We may be on our way to having new leaders of our movement in this election cycle. As our current leadership continues to fail us and costs us election after election.

Despite the polling numbers, the other candidates still have a chance to swell once the caucus and primary season kicks off. Come SuperTuesday we will know who is still in the running and who is not.

Last 2015 Debate

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Last night was the last Republican presidential debate of 2015. And the last before the Iowa Caucus ends up casting the first vote in the nation on choosing who will be the Republican nominee.

In the first debate of the evening we had Graham, Huckabee, Santorum, and Pataki. Graham doesn’t listen to anyone. Most of his answers are naive at best and dangerous to our national security. He is a fool. Pataki likewise just doesn’t have it in him to be President, he was a little better than Graham. Between Santorum and Huckabee, I believe Huckabee won the day and the debate. He would be a good VP choice for whomever gets the nomination.

During the main event. Trump was attacked, just as he was attacked during the first debate. But Trump defended and clarified his positions. He has come a long way since entering the field of being an active voice in politics. He even defended Jeb. But Jed still openly attacked him and shared some of the same lack of listening skills shown by Graham in the first debate.

The Gov of Ohio, I keep forgetting his name, is just a blowhard. He likes to talk but really doesn’t say much of anything.

Rand and Jeb’s idea about not using ground troops in the Middle East is absolutely absurd. Rand will not make the US safe at all from Islamic or other terrorists.

Cruz, who seems to think he is leading in Iowa, based on a poll conducted by the Des Moines Register, also is a blowhard. He talks, he talks over the moderators. And he keeps on talking well after his time has expired. It shows lapses in his character. His father would be a better candidate but unfortunately his father was not a natural born citizen.

Rubio has a few issues as well. He has no executive experience. He is in full time campaign mode. Reminds me of Obama, who was always campaigning. Rubio was sent to the Senate to vote but misses most of them because he is out running for President. What happens if he gets to be President, will he do his job then?

Ben Carson and Trump seem to have patched things up as Trump had good things to say about Ben during the debate. And like usual, Ben didn’t have many speaking opportunities.

Carly is dangerous when it comes to freedom. She would trade freedom and several of our Bill of Rights for safety. This cannot be allowed. The NSA spying on Americans and the collection of metadata and other data needs to stop.

Trump has the right ideas when it comes to national security issues. With the right Congress and the right advisors in place. His ideas would be implemented with great care and ease.

Another Mass Shooting

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First of all. This is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Make no mistake though, this is not “common place”.

For something to be “common place” it must happen with frequency and it must happen nearly everywhere. Most mass shootings are far from being frequent and still further from happening everywhere. This is why a mass shooting makes national news. If it were “common place”, like car accidents, a mass shooting in California wouldn’t be known in Iowa. As we would have our own to deal with instead of another location’s.

This is also not an issue about gun control. And needing stricter laws on gun ownership. Or blaming gun manufactures for gun violence. Those are all steps by the left to slowly erode the 2nd Amendment, which they hate, and remove guns from the citizenry. It’s harder for an unarmed citizenry to rebel after all.

Although the details of this latest mass shooting out of California are not fully yet known as I write this posting. I am most certain that the shooter will be mentally unstable. We used to have asylums for people who are not mentally sound and who would hurt themselves or others. But it was deemed to be politically incorrect by, again the Liberal left, to lock these dangerous people away.

This is mental health epidemic and what we are seeing proves the point that the mentally unstable should be locked away so they do not hurt others or themselves. We cannot go back to the poor treatment that these people received in the past decades but we can take them off the streets. And we should.

The Next President, Part 2

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Back in August I had posted a topic on who I would possibly vote for in the 2016 Presidential elections. I divided up the candidates into 3 categories. The ones I liked, the ones I wouldn’t vote for at all, and the ones I wasn’t sure about yet.

    Since that time, there has been 1 Democratic debate and 4 Republican debates. These have helped to whittle down the field of candidates and to get a better idea of where these candidates stand on the issues facing our nation today.

    So here it is November and the caucus is just around the corner. And I still haven’t made up my mind on who I am supporting for the caucus or who is getting my vote yet.

    Candidates I Would Support
    Donald Trump (R)
    Ben Carson (R)
    Mike Huckabee (R)

    Candidates I Wont Support
    Bernie Sanders (D)
    Bobby Jindal (R)
    George Pataki (R)
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    Jeb Bush (R)
    Jim Gilmore (R)
    John Kasich (R)
    Lindsey Graham (R)
    Martin O’Malley (D)
    Rand Paul (R)
    Rick Santorum (R)

    Candidates I Might Support
    Carly Fiorina (R)
    Chris Christie (R)
    Marco Rubio (R)
    Ted Cruz (R)

    These changes to my candidate choices are based on the debates that have taken place in the last 3 months and the information released from their campaigns.

    So at this point I also have a new group of candidates. Those that should drop out of the race for President. So here are those folks too taken from the lists above.

    Candidates That Should Withdraw
    Bobby Jindal (R)
    George Pataki (R)
    Jim Gilmore (R)
    John Kasich (R)
    Lindey Graham (R)
    Martin O’Malley (D)
    Rand Paul (R)
    Rick Santorum (R)

    The Foundation

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    On Wednesday, the 14th of October, the next step in the foundation of our nation’s collapse was laid. The Department of Justice created a new division to combat Domestic Terrorism.

    The sound of such a division being created might be a good thing. But if one looks closely at what this group is going to combat the true nature of it becomes apparent. The Domestic Terrorism Counsel, is going to look into such actions as “anti-government views, racism, bigotry and anarchy, and other despicable beliefs” according to the Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.

    Although I am not for racism or bigotry and anarchy. These are indeed terrible things. The other two categories raise up warning flags greater than the first passage of the Patriot Act which enabled our government to spy on US Citizens without a warrant.

    The Department of Justice, now has the self appointed power and authority to investigate and prosecute anyone having anti-government views and the undefined despicable beliefs. Is that a belief in a Creator God who says we must live a certain way or face the Judgement of sin? Maybe, maybe not.

    But now if you have anti-government views, like every red blooded Tea Party member. You can now face criminal prosecution because you are anti-government. And with the Patriot Act to back them up. The proof is in your phone records, your internet activity and everything else you do.

    We are now just one step away from building the political prisons on top of the foundation blocks from the IRS, Patriot Act and the Department of (in)Justice. But of course it can’t happen here.

    Campus Massacre

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    The mass shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon is a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the families, and the community. President Obama has politicized the event and called it routine. What is routine about this tragedy and other mass shootings is that most happen in “gun free zones.” This is where honest and law-abiding citizens cannot and do not carry weapons. Even our military posts are “gun free”.

    The shooter in this case was a 24 year old male. He was heavily armed with 3 pistols, 1 rifle, body armor and plenty of ammunition. This does show his actions were planned out in advance and was not a random act. Not much else has been officially released about him, there are a lot of speculations and hearsay being said but I’m not going to add to that fire.

    We already have a lot of gun control laws on the books. They aren’t working. We do not need any more. In fact we need less of them. I come from a very pro-gun family. Many of my family all have permits to carry weapons and do so. If the community college had any students or facility who were carrying weapons and was not a “gun free zone” the killer would have either picked an easier target or would not have had so many victims. Since he had the free ability to walk from one building to another, harming as he went.

    Anyone who would murder another human being is mentally unstable. Even if it is only temporary. Criminals do not follow the laws. They will obtain weapons any way possible. Legal or not. They will have weapons where they are not allowed to have them. How does more gun control laws prevent this from happening? It doesn’t. It doesn’t make any logical sense at all, but it does tug at the heart strings and the emotions.

    So think before you begin to react to this violent crime. It was and is a crime. It was and is a tragedy. But in every case where there is violence and the weapon of choice is a firearm, they get the blame. Bombs are not blamed in bombings, cars are not blamed in car crashes. Humans commit crimes not objects.

    The Vatican People’s Republic

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    Having clergy of any level involved in politics is a good thing. From the leaders of whole denominations to the Believers sitting in the pews. And we should have more involvement than we do now. For the first time in US history the Pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, spoke to a joint session of Congress. His speech was a failure.

    The Pope praised several Americans for their contributions to history, two of them stood out above the others, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. These two Americans were both Catholics and they were both Marxists. No religious leader should be praising these people, Marxist ideology is atheist, and when it walks hand in hand with the Church you end up getting Raul Castro interested in joining the Church.

    Pope Francis also talked about immigration. Stating that we Americans should not fear foreigners. I welcome legal immigration. America is the greatest nation on God’s Earth. I welcome tourists coming to see our sights and wonders. Both of these are foreigners and are not feared. It is those that come here illegally or with the purpose of causing harm that we must be wary of and need to stop. After all it has been said that immigration without assimilation is invasion. And that is a true statement.

    He also talked about the homeless. Both the Church and the government have a role to play when it comes to the homeless. The Church should supply food, shelter, and clothing to the less fortunate. While the government should supply an economy that stimulates growth and advancement so the homeless can get a good job and be lifted out of the shelters and into a place of their own.

    But Pope Francis talked about Jesus being homeless. I’m not sure if he reads the same Bible. But no where in mine does it state that Our Lord was ever homeless. He had a home in Nazareth. It is true that He was born in a manger. But He wasn’t born homeless. His family had traveled to Bethlehem for a census issued by Caesar Augustus. And upon arrival, there was no room at any Inns. The city was overcrowded, so they stayed in a manger that had room. Just as today when people camp out in a city park or in front of a theater days before a show. They are not homeless and neither was Jesus. The Pope should reread the Gospels.

    Another topic the Pope touched on before Congress was the issue of Global Climate Change. The Pope, of all people, should know better. He knows of the frailty of man before the might of God Almighty. To chant such a belief that man is capable of causing such an alleged drastic changes in weather patterns is pure vanity. And vanity is nothing more than self pride and pride is one of the seven deadly sins and the opposite of the virtue of humility.

    As a sinner myself, like all of mankind, I too find myself falling from time to time. But this level of pride is a huge flaw in the character of the current Bishop of Rome.

    To state that he agrees with the group of scientists who support Global Climate Change because they have a consensus is like jumping off a cliff because everyone is doing it. This same group of scientists also claim there is no divine Creator. I’m sure the Pope doesn’t agree with that but there is a consensus and his own use of logic would say that he does agree because of it.

    Lastly there is what the Pope didn’t talk about that is of grave concern for all of mankind. Jesus Christ came unto the world to save us from our sins. He didn’t come to condemn us, but to show us His Love.

    We are all sinners. You. Me. Even his Holiness the Pope is a sinner. And we all fall short of the Glory of God. We all deserve hell for our transgressions against our Creator.

    But Jesus came. He took our sins upon Himself and paid the price for us by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. He charged us with the mission to preach the Gospel, the Good News, to all the Earth. To Jew and Gentile, to evangelize the world until His return.

    That is the message that was completely absent from the People’s Pope. It is his primary role as the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. And he failed.

    He did however succeed at being, as the media has dubbed him, the People’s Pope. The people love and adore him. They love his false humility of not wanting to wear the expensive red shoes traditionally worn by the Pope. Or staying in the traditional Papal apartments at the Vatican. Or how when he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took the bus places instead of riding in a private car and how he returned the rubber bands that bound his newspaper every morning. The humble, so it would seem, man of the people. Who doesn’t preach the Gospel but preaches instead on Global Climate Change and other issues of the day. And so he is loved by Catholics, non-Catholics, and even non-believers alike.

    Obama’s Citizenship and Muslim Roots

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    President Obama is not a follower of Muhamad. He does not practice Islam. And he is not a Muslim. He is however also not a Christian. His form of “Christianity” is that of a “Sunday Christian”. A person who goes to church on Sunday’s and thinks that they are Christians without following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

    President Obama is pro-Muslim however in his outlook. The facts speak for themselves on this issue. President Obama refuses to refer to the terrorist as Islamic Terrorists which is exactly what who and what they are. President Obama under his childhood name of Barry Soetoro attended an Islamic school in Indonesia during his impressionable years. His religion was listed as Muslim on his school papers. This would prevent him from being in a minority but it also leds him to being influenced by Islam.

    As to President Obama’s US Citizenship and place of birth. It is time to put to bed the “birthers”. President Obama was born in the United States in the State of Hawaii. But there is a question of who really is his father. And why is he Barack Obama II and not Barack Obama Jr.

    The African people are very traditional. The designation of Jr is used to distinguish the father from the son when they have the same name. The designation of the II is used if someone has the same name as a previous distant relative or perhaps even named after someone who is not a relative. So this is a clear indication that Barack Obama of Kenya is not his birth father.

    There are other issues to consider as well. Comparing various photos of Obama when he was a young man with ones when he was running for office show a distinct change in the shape of his nose. Did he have a nose job? Was it looking too much like that of his birth father?

    These are all just theories but they have yet to be disproven. Some cannot be disproven such as the invluence of Islam on this President given the cultural impact during his formative years. But he is, unfortunately, an American.