THE CASE FOR TRUMP BY CONRAD BLACK

I realize you may have already made up your mind, maybe this will let you know you are making the correct choice.   Here is the article from Trump’s friend, noted financier Conrad Black who says LOOK BEYOND THE BRASH-THE DONALD IS WELL-SUITED TO MAKING DEALS AND BEING A LEADER.  Read on…………….  _____________________________________________________________

The greatest single political problem in the Western world is sclerosis of the imagination. In Congress, on the hustings, and in the media, the U.S. is reduced to two camps.

One side is calling for swinging strokes of a spending scythe on the government with the threat of a shutdown behind it, and the other side is offering more redistributive taxing and, through the quaint and incompletely recycled ex-communist Bernie Sanders, a trillion-dollar bribe in the forgiveness of all student loans.

In the media, we have shrieking heads with very few people saying anything intelligible.

In Canada, there are cries of alarm over the deficit, though it is hardly a surprise and seems to top out at less than a third, as share of gross domestic product, than where the U.S. sat for seven years (1.5 percent against 5-7percent).

Donald Trump horrifies Canadians as a caricature of an ugly American of the 1950s vintage: loud, boastful, boorish, ignorant, obscenely materialistic, and illiberal in every respect, as nauseating a personality as he is reassuring to us of our comparative civility, culture, and equability, our inoffensiveness and niceness, if not exactly our style.

There is some reason for this judgment of Trump from what we have generally seen of him in public now for 30 years.

In private, he is charming, solicitous, engaging, and companionable, never pompous, devoid of prejudice, abstemious, and a traditional and conscientious family man. He is a generous civic leader in New York, a quality builder, and a generous employer and philanthropist and friend.

I scarcely recognize the self-obsessed blowhard I see on television, but the fact that he is doing so well must be taken as indicative of the rage of scores of millions of Americans as the work themselves to the bone to stumble from pay check to pay with maxed-out credit cards and loud rumors of recession.

They are angry about rising crime rates, the many thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars that have been squandered in the Middle East to produce an appalling humanitarian crisis, the debasement of the currency and the reduction of their great country to the status of a laughingstock.

If elected, Trump would have a clear mandate to clean up the scandalous quagmire of American political campaign financing that has reduced every candidate, except him and Michael Bloomberg, to Oliver Twist mendicants, with cupped hands and begging bowls, and has brokered most legislation among the special interests that finance members of Congress.

He would have a mandate to dispense with Obamacare, over which the president misled the public about keeping their own doctors and avoiding higher medical costs, an untruth more certainly deliberate and of more relevance to most American families than George W. Bush’s ultimately unfounded claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Trump would enter the White House with a mandate to define the U.S. national interest in the world, in cooperation with allies, and to enforce it.

He would have a mandate to streamline and decentralize the federal government, bring in bipartisan entitlement reform that would make government affordable, and product tax reform.

He has already defined that reform as meaning no breaks for the billionaires (not like the phony, if entertaining, grandstanding of Warren Buffett).

 

 

 

 

FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Opening Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in us the fire of your love.

REFLECTION: Religious liberty is not only about our ability to go to Mass on Sunday, or pray the Rosary at home.  It is about whether we can make our contribution to the common good of all Americans. Can we do the good works our faith calls us to do, without having to compromise that very same faith? What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative and robust civil society–or whether the state alone will determine who gets to  contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it. (from Our First, Most Cherished Liberty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.)

George Washington wrote that “the establishment of civil and religious liberty was the motive that induced me to the field of battle.” Thomas Jefferson assured the Ursuline Sisters–who had been serving a mostly non-Catholic population by running a hospital, an orphanage, and schools in Louisiana since 1727–that the principles of the Constitution were a “sure guarantee” that their ministry would be free “to govern itself according to its own voluntary rules, (Our First, Most Cherished Liberty..)

The Civil rights movement was an essentially religious movement, a call to awaken consciences..   In his famous “Letter from Bermingham Jail” in 1963. Reb. Martin Luther King Jr. bodly said, “The goal of America is freedom… I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all’..How does one determine when a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. and unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. (Our First, Most Cherished Liberty..)

IT IS A SOBERING THING TO CONTEMPLATE OUR GOVERNMENT ENACTING AN UNJUST LAW. AN UNJUST LAW CANNOT BE OBEYED. An unjust law cannot be obeyed. In the face of an unjust law, an accommodation is not to be sought, especially by resorting to equivocal words and deceptive practices. If we face today the prospect of unjust laws, then Catholics in America, in solidarity with our fellow citizens, must have the courage not to obey them.  No American desires this. No Catholic welcomes it. But if it should fall upon us, we must discharge it as a duty of citizenship and an obligation of faith. (Our First, Most Cherished Liberty..)

WHAT WE ASK IS NOTHING MORE THAN THAT OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BE RESPECTED. WE ASK NOTHING LESS THAN THAT THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, WHICH RECOGNIZE THAT RIGHT BE RESPECTED.IN INSISTING THAT OUR LIBERTIES AS AMERICANS BE RESPECTED.

DAILY PRAYER:  ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of all nations, For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. WE PRAISE and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice and the common good. GRANT to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties. BY YOUR grace may we have the courage to defend them for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. WE ASK this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, AND IN the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit. WITH WHOM you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

DEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FREE

LIBERTY, PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY are in decline thanks to President Barack Obama’s economic policies and inaction by Congress. That’s the verdict from the 22nd edition of the INDEX OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM, which THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION publishes annually in partnership with THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

this year’s findings–based on factors such as government spending, regulations and the rule of law–include:

**The U.S has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016.

**With losses of economic freedom in eight of the past nine years, the U.S. has tied its worst score ever, wiping out a decade of progress.

**America’s declining score in the index is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts.

**YOU CAN DISCOVER ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS INTO THE DECLINE OF FREEDOM AN America, AND STUDY PRACTICALLY ANY NATION that interests you, by exploring the 2016 INDEX on line–where you’ll find economic freedom data for 186 countries, plus interactive maps and charts you can customize.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.heritage.org/index.

Then talk to your candidates, Representatives and Senators and demand a change.

 

THE EPA AND CHICKEN, ALASKA

Yes folks there is a Chicken, Alaska and the EPA found it.  Then they proceeded to raid the town’s gold mines during the night, in full battle dress vests, helmets guns and all, and when the mines came to their areas in the morning the EPA was there. There is and issue about dirty water being processes after it is used, before it is released again.  All they really had to do is stop by and ask, it turns out there was nothing wrong and they had more men then the town had population.

The Alaska Senators and the Govt. want to know why the EPA is acting like the Secret Police. I would like to know also, wouldn’t you?  Why do we have an unauthorized army in this country. The Constitution allows for city, state and National Guard not the Secret Police or gustapo.  Is this Russia or Germany now?

Write to your Senators and ask them why Obama has an army in full battle dress? The EPA is supposed to monitor air, ground and water quality, when did they get the right to be an army.

Also, is Obama going to use them when he declares Marshal Law.  Did you know Obama passed his own law giving him the right to declare Marshal Law?  And when Marshal Law is enforced the Congress in out of force.

Write to your Senators, join the Alaska Senators and start asking questions.

 

Socialism and Obamaism-pretty much against the Constitution

U.S. Government takes control of bullet production. Why bother taking your firearms?

EPA Forces America’s Last Lead Smelter To Close, Impacting Ammo Production | Off The Grid News

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EPA Forces America’s Last Lead Smelter To Close, Impacting Ammo ProductionWritten by: Tara Dodrill Guns & AmmoNovember 1, 201312 CommentsIn a move that could affect ammo production, the last remaining US lead smelter is slated to close in December, courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency (EP…
 
 
 
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  • Connie Craven YOU DO KNOW THE EPA IS OBAMA’S ARMY, KIND OF LIKE THE GUSTAPO IN RUSSIA OR GERMANY. THEY TRIED TO SHUT DOWN GOLD PANNING ORPERATIONS IN A TOWN IN ALASKA, RECENTLY ALSO.
  • Troy Waite They are effectively shutting down Gold and Silver mining by manipulating the precious metals market just long enough to force the mining companies into bankruptcy as a result of expenses being higher than profits.
    Once the mines are forced into liquidation, our fearless leaders are going in and buying the mine and it’s contents for pennies on the dollar…with our inflated tax dollars, I might add.
  • Connie Craven well, that would make the Govt the own of the mines, seems like this might be illegal and against the Constitution. The Govt cannot own businesses unless we are in a socialist country of course.
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POLITICS AND THE PRESIDENT

It seems that in these days everything revolves around Pres. Obama and what he decides to do to either uphold the law, destroy or just ignore the law, or make new ones on his own and never mind the Congress. Here is one law he made that really worries me.

He declared under his Presidential Powers that he had made a law giving him POWER TO DECLARE MARSHALL LAW.  It seems the press just overlooked this law, but we should be very worried.  When he declares Marshall Law, the Congress has no powers and law is controlled by the President.  Since he has his own armies, basically the EPA and Homeland Security,  the IRS, at least them, all armed and ready, he can do pretty much as he pleases.  It is obvious he likes power, so there we are.  I’ll write more when I come upon more exact facts.

Here is another thing that concerns me. I’ll list others later.

The IRS targeting Charities that Obama doesn’t like,:  ACLJ is suing the IRS, Jay Sekulow said in his letter to me that this is their largest suit ever, and it is moving forward against the IRS as the scandal grows. ” Their 41 clients are organizations illegally targeted by the IRS and denied tax-exempt status because of their conservative views-but the even greater risk is to us.  A government that can ignore the Constitution and attack charities in this way could easily attack you and your family, or your church. The Obama Admin., with its colossal financial resources, is fighting back with a cadre of not only Justice Department attorneys but also private lawyers. “

“Plus, new revelations surface every day.  Now we’ve learned that the White House got private taxpayer information from the IRS–which is totally illegal.”

I will keep you posted as I learn more, but you can go on line to the ACLJ sight and perhaps get an update. http://www.aclj.org.

I must go now, will continue another day. 

 

 

 

OBAMACARE

 

I know I haven’t written much on politics lately, but I have a bunch of things to post lateR.  What makes me the most burned up is the most recent cave in by the Republican Party by allowing the Affordable Care Act to be funded, after all that protesting, and time consuming voting for two weeks.

Of course, Obama and the Democrats did their absolute best to scare everyone to put the pressure on the Conservatives.  The house passed several good bills and offered to fund the Govt. several times as long as it didn’t include Obamacare but that wasn’t good enough for the President and the Senate.  They had to push until they got what the wanted, never mind what more than haLF the country and the House wanted.  It is one more time that shows that Obama and the Democrats in the Senate and some liberal Republicans could care less what is good for our Country.  All they care about is what they want.  Never mind the Constitution and limited Govt., they want total control of our lives. Even if our Great Grand Children have to pay and pay for the debt they are creating.

Of course, then, as the Democrats and Obama knew they would, the wimpy Republicans gave in again, leaving all of us out on a limb, stuck with Obamacare.   At least the true Conservatives in the House and Senate continued to protest, even if they were outnumbered with the wimps.  Believe me, when elections come up, I will choose good strong conservatives that have character, morals and values, to vote for.  Of course, there may not be any of those from my State.  My representatives and senators do not represent me as far as I can see.  It would be nice if good Conservatives, maybe sponsored by the Tea Party, were to run against them.  Maybe someday…………….

Oh, about the Tea Party.  Does anyone realize that before the Republican Party came along there was the Whig Party?  The Whig party was basically like most of the Old Boy Republicans are now.  Say they stand for something, but vote for nothing that might upset the moderates.  The Republican party started because the Whigs would not vote against slavery, so some people started the Republican Party.  That is how Abraham Lincoln happened to be running as a Republican. He changed parties to run against slavery.  Perhaps it’s time to change again to the “TEA PARTY”