Conservative or Liberal

Although the basic definition of Liberal and Conservative doesn’t change over the years, what they stand for does change.

Liberals are quick to point out that because of Liberals the slaves were freed. But of course they don’t mention that it was the Republican Party that championed that cause.

In the mid 1800’s the newly formed Republican Party was the Liberal party of the day. And the slave owning southern Democratic Party was the Conservative party then.

Likewise the vote to bring about women suffrage was a Liberal idea. One that was opposed by the Democratic Party in Congress but favored by the Republican Party. House records clearly show this to be the case in 1915.

There are numerous other examples of where Liberal causes of the past where championed by the Republican Party and opposed by the Democratic Party. But then a shift happened in the Democratic Party. And it moved towards the Left of the political spectrum.

What is Liberal or Conservative must be viewed with eyes of their time. Just because it is Liberal doesn’t mean it is bad and Conservative is not always good as history clearly shows. What is at stake and what is championed makes either side good or bad.

These terms are relative to the times. And not accurate descriptors of political thought and beliefs.

Left and Right are better, but they too have been misused.

More dead in Ohio

There has been a mass killing on a US University campus. Yet there are strangely no calls for banning the weapons used in the horrific attack. No calls to make it more difficult to own or obtain the weapons used. There are no calls to hold the manufactures accountable to the crimes committed with their inventions. Why is there no outage from the Liberal side of the political spectrum to this tragedy?

First of all, because they are still in shock over the 2016 elections. They have been voted out of office in nearly every election outside of their strongholds. Local, State and Nation elections went to Conservatives and the Republican Party. The Liberals are at a loss for how this happened.

Second. The alleged perpetrator of these heinous crimes was a radicalized Islamic terrorist. With ISIS claiming responsibility for the crimes. This goes against the notion that Islam is a religion of peace and we should be in negotiations with terrorists. Something the Liberal left has as part of it’s pipe dream.

And lastly. The weapons used in this attack were a vehicle and a knife. So if the Liberal left decides to say something about the attack at all. It will be to blame the attacker himself. The weapons will never be mentioned since the Left is only out to destroy the 2nd Amendment. Since firearms weren’t used in the attack, there is no need to say anything at all.

Trump Fear

Both the right and left fear Donald Trump. Some on the right claim he is a liberal. But that isn’t why he is feared by the right.

If Donald Trump was a progressive liberal as the GOP opponents claim. Then the left should welcome him as the GOP nominee. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. But they do not. Because they know he isn’t one of them.

No both sides of the political spectrum establishment in the US fear Donald Trump simply because he cannot be bought off. There was an article recently that stated it costs about 12 million dollars to buy the heart and soul of a congressman. For The Donald, that isn’t really a large sum of money.

When you self-fund a presidential campaign, you don’t owe your heart and soul to lobbyists and special interests which dictate what you can say, do, or support.

Trump has made enemies in the political power structures. He makes waves and speaks his mind. He is not always right, but it resonates deep within the people who feel they have been left behind and are tired of “politics as usual”.

Most fear what they do not understand or what they cannot control. And Donald Trump is both of these things to the left and the right of politics.

Gun Taxation

I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Our nation’s founders knew all to well what happens when free men can no longer be armed. They loose their freedoms. And the 2nd Amendment was put in place to assure that our free republic could be kept.

But we have those that hate our freedoms. They constantly seek to redefine what our founders wrote. Making unjust claim after claim. Attempting to legislate our freedoms away one by one. And they are succeeding.

That 2nd Amendment keeps coming up. The progressive hate it the most. An armed citizenry can abolish a government, by force, if it becomes a destructive to the liberties it was ordained to protect.

So how does the progressive liberal deal with such an issue? They turn to their favored weapon. Taxation. If they cannot outlaw guns, they will tax them out of existence.

Taxation only has two functions. The first is to raise revenue. And the second is to control behavior. We see this used more and more by the liberal agenda. From taxes on candy, soda pop, tobacco. To the speed and red light cameras that are springing up everywhere in our nation.

Now there are those taking the advise that Hillary Clinton gave back in 1993. She purposed that instead of outlawing gun ownership, which violates the Constitution. That there be steep taxes placed on firearms and fees on gun dealers instead.

The Emerald City, Seattle WA, was the first to enact taxation as a means of gun control. Imposing a $25 tax on all guns in the city. And imposing a tax of 2-5 cents on every round of ammunition. This tax went into effect at the first of the year. It has already caused at least one gun dealer to leave the city.

And earlier this month the Governor of the US Territory of the Northern Marian Islands announced their new gun tax law that went into effect. It imposes a $1000 tax on guns. And the governor stated how it should be the “role model” for all states.

Lastly, we have Cook County, IL. The home of Chicago, and one of the most corrupt jurisdictions in the Union. Has also passed a taxation on guns and ammunition similar to that passed by the City of Seattle. Cook County’s tax goes into effect at the first of June.

These will may be the first to walk down this path. But they will not be the last. The liberal agenda calls for an unarmed citizenry. And since it cannot be enacted by banning guns due to the Constitution. It can be circumvented in the way of taxes. Making guns unaffordable to the general population of law abiding citizens.

Evangelical Vote

The Republican Party lost the race for the White House in 2012 giving us a 2nd term for Obama. This didn’t happen because the GOP was against any particular group, as the Liberals would want us to believe. No, it was because millions of evangelical Christians stayed home and didn’t vote in the election at all.

This wing of the Republican Party is currently the strongest wing and the most important when it comes to winning votes. But it stayed home and handed the election to Obama because they didn’t want to vote for a very moderate Mormon candidate.

What a mistake. The evangelicals prejudice against a Mormon is what caused four more years of Obama socialism in America. And yes, I do blame them for it. I voted for Romney, not my candidate of choice, but still better than Obama.

The evangelical wing of the Republican Party tends to set a high moral ethical code on all candidates running for public office. Although I agree we should strive for a candidate with strong Judaeo-Christian values. The bar set by the evangelicals is set so high that many of the Biblical heroes and prophets would not be able to meet it.

So here we are in 2016. We are ramping up the Presidential election cycle. We are weeks away from the First in the Nation Iowa Caucuses. And the Republican field of candidates is about to get a lot smaller.

Come November we will go to the polls and elect the next leader of the free world. On the Democrat side it will most likely be Hillary Clinton. And she is by far a more radical social-communist than her party opponent Bernie Sanders. He’s just honest enough to tell everyone that he is a socialist.

On the Republican side, some will tell you today that it will be Ted Cruz. But I don’t know who it will be, and I wont care either. The Republican nominee will get my vote even if it is Rubio, or Paul, or that guy from Ohio. Any one of them is better than Clinton or Sanders any day.

So all of you evangelicals who stayed home in 2012. For the sake of our nation’s future, please come out and vote this November. Even if the GOP nominee is Donald Trump or Jeb Bush. Without your vote we will again loose the White House to the Liberals. We will fall further down the progressive path of remaking “Amerika.”

And when that government takes away your right to have a Bible believing Church, because it’s “hate speech”. And ends your rights to have your children home schooled, because you aren’t teaching global values. And then finally openly criminalizes the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You will be to blame for it and you will have to answer for it as well.

So vote in November 2016.

Another Mass Shooting

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 Opposition to Trump

Many of the negative voices against Donald Trump for President come from the Liberals who don’t want to see an end to their pet programs. Open boarders, free flowing immigration, high taxes, gun control and the list goes on and on. So they call him a bigot, a racist, and host of other names. Although he is not “allowed” to call anyone names.

The rest of the negative voices come from within the GOP. These come from the Establishment side, which can’t stand to see a non-Establishment candidate running for the nomination and gaining strong support despite all their attempts to discredit the running. This is just petty. The Establishment will take the ideas from the Liberals and others to use in the attempt to stop Trump’s campaign.

The last of the negative voices come from the Christian Right of the GOP Conservative base. Their voice claims that Trump is not a true Conservative due to his past actions. Giving money to Democrats and Liberal causes. Yet Trump has given to GOP and Conservative causes.

This group is against Trump because he is also not currently a Believer himself. This somehow makes him inelligable to run for and hold office. This is a huge mistake for those that buy into this idea. Trump needs our prayers so his eyes can be opened and he becomes a Believer. But this doesn’t make him inelligable to hold the office of President.

There are Christian Conservatives in the GOP who have welcomed Trump and do support him. These supporters all have talked with Donald and know his heart is on the right track. Yes the man has faults. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Don’t discount and ingore Donald Trumps presidential campaign. He is here to stay. Hearts and Minds can change. Many of the others running have had changes of position but they are not being attacked as fakers like Trump is being attacked for doing the same thing.

I have a good friend who, when I first met him, he was pretty much a Liberal agnostic. Today. he is a Conservative and an Elder in his Church. Even my own opinions on issues have changed and evolved over the years. Have yours?

The Charleston Shooting

In the wake of the tragedy that has fallen on Charleston South Carolina and the nation as a whole where a disturbed young man shot and killed 9 parishioners at a Bible meeting this week. The young man’s motive has been said to be that he wanted to start a race war. This is deeply troubling and a sad turn of events for our Nation.

The liberals of course see this as an opportunity to ride the emotions and force changes to this great nation to weaken it even further and make it more like other “advanced countries” of the world. The United States was formed to be One Out of Many. Not one like everyone else. This is not a gun control issue other than some of the parishioners should have been armed themselves as the shooter reloaded 5 times during his attack. Had one or more of the parishioners been armed, we would have had a lot fewer deaths in this tragedy.

Also there is the call for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag that flies at the capital. The Confederate flag was not created as a symbol of hate, despite being used by the Democrats that wanted slavery in the South. The Confederate flag symbolizes States Rights. Any other use or meaning is a corruption of the original intent of the symbol. For South Carolina it is their heritage. The national president of the NAACP has called for its removal since it has been used as a symbol of hate. And that’s the justification. That could be used to remove the US flag from poles as well as some see it as a symbol of hate. I’m sure the liberals would enjoy removing the US flag.

No this tragic event in Charleston is not about needing strict gun control or about removing the Confederate flag. It’s about an act of murder by a lone individual. And as the families of the victims of this tragedy have expressed, there is a need of forgiveness to Dylann Roof. They are expressing true Christian love to the man who committed a horrible crime. But one he still should be punished for by man’s justice.

Enough Rope

It looks like the Liberals have finally given themselves enough rope to hang themselves with it. Of course they would always be opposed to the idea of the GOP changing the Senate rules to a simple majority. But when the Liberals do it, then it’s OK because that is just making it “fair”.

I greatest prayer right now is that the Liberals continue to change the rules of the Senate from a two-thirds majority rule to a simple majority rule. Then their only obstacle in passing any legislation will be the Republican controlled House. And with enough bullying tactics, that too can be overcome.

Once all of these rules are changed in the Senate, the Liberals will be happilly pushing the rest of the evils of their agenda through the legislature and on to President Obama’s desk to become law. Thinking all along that come the mid-term elections of 2014, that they will gain control of the House and nothing can stop them.

But that is just dead wrong. So much about their forced agenda is not liked by the American public who are finally beginning to speak out. Conservatives will run in the mid-term elections, and history will repeat itself. The conservative movement will sweep both chambers of Congress. Retain control of the House and gain control of the Senate.

And then they will have the simple majority rules in place, thanks to the Liberals. And the defunding and total repeal of ObamaCare and the rest of the laws that are destroying our Christian nation and culture can be swept away up until the 2016 elections for a conservative President.

But none of this can happen if the moderates and Republican establishment candidates gain the nominations. If that happens, then there will be no change and our country will continue its decline like that of ancient Rome.

The Shutdown

This morning we woke up to a government shutdow since no budget has been passed by Congress and any attempt at a budget has been crushed by the Senate. The House keeps passing a budget. Now of course that means that the government shutdown is somehow the fault of the Republican Party but they are incontrol of the House and not the Senate. Yet the Senate is where the budget gets tabled and not voted on and it is controlled by the Democrat Party. Explain to me how its the Republican’s fault again? I’m confused on that bit.

The Whitehouse announced yesterday that in the event of a government shutdown that non-essential workers would be the first to be let go. Hmmm if I ran a buisness, would I have non-essential workers? I think not. I mean that’s like paying the guy who stands at the water cooler all day a nice salary for standing at the water cooler all day. I say let him go.

When the Republican’s are in control of the WhiteHouse, you don’t see the Democrats in Congress going, “Well since we lost the last election. I guess we have to do what you say now.” Which is EXACTLY what they are expecting the Repulican’s to do. The street runs both ways my friends. No the Democrats fight the Republican’s on every measure, every step of the way. There is no difference now.

Also anytime there is a government shutdown, on any level, the ruling party states it will affect the people in a the worst possible ways. I mean come on. There are coins in the coffers still. You send these funds to whichever department is necessary. But the government never does what is necessary. Only what advances their own agenda and ideology, no matter which party is in control at the time.

Shut it down is a good thing. The government should not be in our lives as much as it is already. Having it gone for a few days or weeks will be like a breath of fresh air. And for those whiny people who have their hearts out on their sleaves who are worried about all these people who are being sent home. They will all get their back pay when the government shutdown is resolved. There is no loss for them really.