Oct 27, 2019

Democrats: United For Gun Confiscation

Beto O' Rourke was the first Presidental candidate on the Democrat platform to promote gun confiscation, but now almost all the other candidates have joined his chorus line.  During a recent Democrat Presidential Debate, CNN asked the question, "...exactly how are you going to take away weapons from people who do not want to give them up?"  Beto response was classic, and perhaps more importantly...against the law:

"That weapon will be taken from them.  If they persist, there will be other consequences from law enforcement" - Beto O'Rourke

Elizabeth Warren echoed Beto when she said, "We need to treat gun control like the public health emergency it is."   Warren has gone further and started to present what the press calls "Sweeping new control plans."    The Washington Examiner called Warren's plans "either is terrifically stupid or terribly cynical." 

Without digging all the quotes up, its easy to do an Internet search and find that all the other Presidential candidates have jumped on board with the "Gun Confiscation" as well.   They appear to be chanting this Gun confiscation propaganda to large crowds. These people are either "Hand-picked and directed people" or very poorly educated people with no concept of the Second Amendment. These same people must not understand the economy that surrounds guns and the large number of Americans who own guns and use them legally and responsibly.

For the most part, past Republicans and Democrats have agreed on gun control issues and gun ownership rights.  A quick run-through gun laws enacted - the first ones came around the mid-1930s - a person can find Democrats and Republicans working together.  Some Republican Presidents have signed legislation, and some Democrats have signed the legislation.    Whether that legislation has been accepted and appreciated by the individual party members could be debated.  The agreement between Democrats and Republicans on guns is no longer in agreement.  While Republicans have maintained that laws are needed and that people barred by law or mental issues should not have guns or access to them, the party has affirmed the right of the law-abiding citizen.  Democrats have now targetted not only people barred by the law and with mental issues, but they are also aiming at law-abiding citizens as well.   A further concern now has to look at the language.  Democrats are no longer picking specific guns to confiscate or outlaw.  Now they have started to use the term "weapons" or only "gun."  Those terms are extensive in their implications.  Democrats could mean they are only going to target automatic weapons, or they could mean semi-automatic, single shot, or event black-powder, single-shot weapons. 

If one of these Democrats gets elected in 2020, you can bet the first parts of legislation to hit the ground come February of 2021 will begun confiscation.   Democrats who do not win the nomination and remain in Congress will hurry to push through new bills so their Democrat President can sign off on his or her promise to...well, to put it blunt...to take your guns.  Make no mistake, the more Democrats in Congress, and if a Democrat is President, they will use those numbers to push whatever gun confiscation laws they want right on through.  A Democrat majority could and will destroy your Second Amendment rights, and they will send someone to your door with orders to take your guns.  If, for some reason, you don't believe this can happen, then you may want to consult with your doctor - especially one of the hundreds of physicians, nurses, medical staff, and Republicans that warned not to pass the Affordable Healthcare Act. Despite expressing their views and professional opinions, they had to sit by helplessly as a Democrat Controlled Congress, and President gave America a new law requiring healthcare insurance and giving fines and penalties to those that refused to follow the law.  It happened then, and it can happen again.  The problem is that this time it will not be your health on the line, it will be your ability to defend yourself that is removed. 

Oct 15, 2019

ABC Proves Fake News is Real

Under the headline "Slaughter in Syria," ABC World News declared that people were being killed in Syria since President Trump withdrew U.S. troops.  The news featured a clip of machine guns being fired, blast and flashes of light in the night, and what appears to be a complete and horrible killing in Syria.  ABC continued their on-going biased attempts to attack the President publically with their huge news, viewer base.  The problem...ABC news lied. 

Within a few hours of the post, several other news outlets noted that the dreadful attack on the Syrian people looked familiar. It not only looked familiar, but it was also actually the footage of the Knob Creek Gun Range's annual machine gun shoot.  The shoot, described by many people on social media, is a wonderful opportunity for the public to witness fully automatic weapons fire and see some explosions.  The event is conducted every two years under strict supervision and for the public enjoyment - think the equivalent of an air show or tank demonstration.  Consequently, no Syrians were killed by the presentation.  It should also be noted that while no Syrians were murdered, the fact is that during the demonstration, from 2017, by the way, nobody suffered from the "fury of the Turkish attack" - credit 10-13-2019 ABC World News Tonight, and 10-14-2019 ABC Good Morning America. 

By mid-Monday evening, the world was hearing the apologies of ABC.  They expressed how they were sorry for the mistake, took down the footage, and they posted, "We regret the error."  No, ABC News, I do not think you "regret" anything.  ABC News is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar news and media company with hundreds to thousands of employees.  They are educated, trained professionals in the field of communication and news reporting.  These employees know the difference between "News," "Opinions," and outright "Lies," essentially equalling "Fake News."  An apology to the President, to the American people, and to the world that watches ABC is not enough.  Yes, we have freedom of the press, and it is a beautiful gift here in the United States, but that freedom does not give you the right to Lie and create Fake News.   What you have done is deceptive, dishonest, and deplorable. 

If you want to hate the President and his policies, okay...that's your right.  If you're going to voice your opinion about it, fine...create a blog like this one, or at least list a view in the "Opinion" section of your news.  But if you want to create Fake News and Lies, then you deserve the onslaught you've seen on social media. In truth, you most likely deserve a review of your license through the FCC at a minimum.  Shame on you for taking a responsibility to provide unbiased news!  The one positive about all of this fiasco is that you, ABC World News, has once again proven why Americans overall have more faith in President Trump. When the President calls you "Fake News," you have given one more example to support his statement.

Oct 7, 2019

Attacks on Trump Continue

If you are like me, then you were extremely frustrated this morning when the announcement came about President Trump's taxes. A judge, appointed by Bill Clinton, ruled that Trump has to turn over his tax returns to a New York DA. Consequently, that DA is another Democrat. The order covers taxes back to 2011.   The IRS has already stated that Democrats are trying to weaponize Trump's tax returns.  I have to say, I agree with the IRS and many other assessments.  It merely seems like the Democrats are trying to attack Trump on any point they can muster up even down to his tax returns. 

Naturally, Trump's lawyers are already in the process of filing an appeal to the recent "Democrat Motivated" move to obtain tax returns.  Democrat's failed in Congress to get the returns, so they have targetted two states - New York and California.  California actually passed an unconstitutional law that requires a Presidential candidate to release his tax returns.  Notice what I said there by the way, "Unconstitutional."  Nowhere in any law is a presidential candidate, much less a candidate for any office, required to release his or her tax returns.  Democrats simply hope to find some error, some mistake, or maybe the fact is that Trump had so many business deductions he paid low taxes.  

Consider this for a moment - what if the Democrats do get Trump's returns? Maybe he did pay low taxes, or there is some other mistake in those tax documents. What does it all mean? It's simple; it means that there was a failure and someone failed?   When you're a billionaire, you usually don't sit down at the table and complete your tax returns on April 14 and run to the post office and get them off to the IRS.  When you are a billionaire, you have tax information all year long.  Before Trump was President, that is precisely what he was doing - running businesses.  So, he was not the guy sweating at 7:15 p.m. on April 14, trying to finish his taxes.  So if there is a mistake in Trump's taxes, who do you think is to blame?  Well, here's a list for you:
1.  The office staff handling the return information such as deductions, cost, and income.  
2. The accounting firm handling Trump's taxes would be the first to make a mistake.
3.  The state income tax in New York or whatever state the business files in would be liable for an error they failed to catch. 
4.  The IRS - they reviewed, stamped, and accepted the returns.  If they had a problem with them, then they would initiate a review or audit - otherwise, they are accepted and not even considered after seven years.

Even if by some Democrat, Magical Blessing, Democrats do obtain Trump's tax returns, it is highly unlikely that any mistake made would be directly attributed to him.  He pays people to handle this daily, and those people are professionals with liability insurance - yes, insurance to cover if THEY make a mistake.  Whether you like Trump or not, he is a billionaire, and like others in business and money, he has precautions in place.  Again, he is simply not the guy sitting at the table on April 14, trying to get that envelop to the post office.  Any review of Trump's taxes and any mistakes which may be found is ultimately going to show that someone made a mistake. It will show that either an employee, accountant, state employee, or a federal employee made that mistake.  It is not going to be an error that Trump personally made so the Democrats could plaster it all over their campaign posters.  I guess you do have to applaud the Democrats for trying...after all, none of their other lies about Trump are being bought by the American people.    

Miller County Republican Committee Announces Lincoln Day Dinner with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

The following Press Release is from the Miller County Republican Committee:

Sep 25, 2019

Congressional Democrats Continue to Get NOTHING and Do NOTHING

There is an ancient saying... "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice shame on me," and the Democrats simply do not get it.  They have collectively allowed, if not outright encouraged, President Trump to make them look like fools on several occasions. Now the Democrats have decided to continue this foolish path with impeachment proceedings. 

Consider the Democrat Machine's history to this point:
  1.  They yelled before Trump could even be sworn in that he had ties to Russia and was conducting business with Russia.  They yelled this even as he was stepping down from his companies to work as the President, but they still yelled about his worldwide business and NOTHING came from it.

2.  They conjured up a porn star to say she was paid to keep her mouth shut about sexual relationships with Trump.  The case was dismissed, and in fact, the judge ruled that the porn star and her lawyer had to pay Trump's legal fees.   While we would like to say NOTHING came of this, the fact is Trump's legal costs were covered - finally, the Democrats had some success!  Later the lawyer was arrested, and it has since been reported in some circles that the porn star was lying.

3. They attempted to block Trump's Supreme Court Nomination by having a woman come up to testify - you know because she is so brave now 30 years later - about a sexual encounter where the future judge forced himself on her in a sexual nature - 30 years ago, at a party, located someplace, somewhere, on some date, that nobody could seem to remember the exact details including this woman.  The woman was surprisingly able to pay off her new beach home, disappeared after testifying and was hailed as a "Hero" by Democrats - not sure what their definition of a hero is at this point BTW.   In the end, there was NOTHING for them to use.   Even now, there are reports it was all a lie -you know, from someday, somewhere, someplace, at some point in the past - but who the heck knows for sure!

 4.  They then continued their Russia Collusion claims and tried to show how the President allegedly cooperated with Russia to work on winning the elections.  Naturally, they never mentioned the various ties that Hillary Clinton had to Russia - not as a businesswoman, but as the Secretary of State of the United States, a former member of Congress, and a former first lady of the United States - no, somehow all of that was ignored only to have a report that showed Trump had NOTHING to do with Russia during the elections.

5.  Then the Democrats attempted to use their power in Congress to get Trump's tax returns.  It was a move that even the IRS said was politically motivated when they said that they would not allow a citizen's tax returns to be "weaponized."  They filed and pushed, and in the end, Democrats got NOTHING to this day.

6.  Democrats then turned to states and local cities where they had friends and pushed to get rules to where President Trump had to release his tax returns to them or in some places he could not be on the ballot without releasing his tax returns.  Federal courts continue to strike that purely political move down and again the Democrats get NOTHING.

7.  Now Democrats are yelling for impeachment.  They are not only citing the old, disproven information again - cause apparently, they do not understand when you have NOTHING that you have "NOTHING."   So impeachment is going to proceed with full Democrat support and what are they going to get?  NOTHING.  The push will not make it through the Senate, and once again Democrats will be left with egg on their face for their futile, waste of time.

While it is easy to dismiss and laugh at all the complete failures of the Democrat Party to attack Trump, it equally disturbing.  Since before Trump took office, Democrats have worked, tried to pull strings, pushed for outside help, and done everything in their power to discredit and now they are pushing to remove the lawfully elected President of the United States.  They want to remove him, not because he has done anything illegal or wrong, but because they don't like him.   The Democrat dislike for the President is so severe for one reason and one reason only - he is doing precisely what he said he would do for the nation, and he can not be bought.  They can not walk into the President's office and buy him.  Democrats simply do not like that.

They have attacked the President and his supporters and gotten NOTHING.

They have slandered the President and his supporters and gotten NOTHING.

They have used their positions to attack the President and his supporters and got NOTHING.

They have used their supporters and friends to attack the President and their supporters, and they have gotten NOTHING. 

The sad thing is we have allowed the Democrats in Congress to receive a yearly salary for nearly four years now to do NOTHING except attack a President with baseless lies and false accusations.  The people in those districts represented by Democrats should think long and hard the next time they go to the polls. While these Democrats have focussed on Trump, they have completed neglected the people who elected them, and that is the ultimate shame in all this fiasco.

Sep 13, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Masters "Flip-Flop Magic"

Beto O’Rourke shared his "Flip-Flop Magic" with America last night. You know the type of magic that can have a person saying one thing one day and the complete opposite the next day? Yeah, that's "Flip-Flop Magic."

In 2018, Beto sounded like the Democrats of old - you know the ones with the"Put a man on the moon," and "We'll die with our guns in our hands" type of Democrat that many of us grew up around. These Democrats often were in close alignment with Republicans on many issues. It made it easy for us to all come to the table, discuss issues and compromise, develop policies, and move America forward. In those glory days- that's what I'll call them - of our Democrat friends, these words by Beto should not only sound familiar, but they should stir you:

“Well, to be clear, they should have them. If you purchased that AR-15, if you own it, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly,” said O’Rourke. “I think Texas has a real opportunity to lead on this issue right now because we so jealously guard that Second Amendment. We believe in it. We’ll defend it.” - Beto O'Rouke on “The Chad Hasty Show” April 2018

Beto actually looks like an American there, doesn't he? Well, that all changed last night. Whether Beto was playing to a specific audience, trying to sound tough on guns, or just showing off his "Flip-Flop Magic" abilities, he suddenly seemed like a Socialist Dictator from some third world country trying to impress himself and elevate himself as the top ruler, lawgiver, and enforcer for the entire nation. Beto's "Flip-Flop Magic" became glaringly apparent as he told a story about children being killed by AR-15's and then made the following statement:

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” - Beto O'Rourke Third Democrat Debates 9-2019

No, you are not reading that wrong. "Flip-Flop Magic" Beto O'Rourke has gone from respecting law-abiding gun owners to outright screaming curse words and telling America on live television that if elected, he will - note this is not he might, he might ask you, he might ask you to give it up - no, he is "GOING TO TAKE YOUR AR-15, YOUR AK-47". This is not a debate, it's not a discussion, it's not a "We'll negotiate." No, this is an outright declaration that if elected President of the United States, he will throw the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights out the window and take your guns.

To my Democrat friends - is this the type of candidate you want to support? Do you want someone who will take your guns? Maybe you don't have an AR-15 or an AK-47. Perhaps you just have a hunting rifle or a handgun or a shotgun. I mean surely he did not mean he would take those too, did he? I mean if a person will take one gun away from you, what would stop him from taking another firearm away from you? What would stop him from suddenly deciding that since we don't need the Second Amendment, we really don't need the First, Third, Fourth and so on - after all, wouldn't "illegal search and seizure" need to be tossed out too so that he could take your guns? Wouldn't the "freedom of speech" need to be removed so he could keep you silent about his actions? Do you really think Beto would stop with just two types of guns? Do you think he would finish with only one set of your rights?

Well, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe Beto doesn't have that "Flip-Flop Magic" going. Perhaps he is just blowing smoke as he screams and yells his plans to a cheering audience. I mean, it's not like anyone else in history has ever screamed, yelled, listened to the cheering crowds and then removed guns, rights and eventually lives that interfered with his plans, right? ...

Jul 31, 2019

2020 Elections: A Time to Stand

You are not alone!
Elections 2020 will be here before we know it and politicians from all major parties will be mailing flyers, doing interviews, campaigning in their areas, and promoting their agendas for the next few years after they are elected.   Politics in America has always been a wild ride, but for Republicans, it is about to get not only wild but potentially dangerous.  The fact is, as Republicans, we face an election year where Democrats really have nothing to stand on for election or reelection.  They have spent four years chasing a President with porn stars, and "Russian Collusion" only to have it all blow up in their face.  They have spent four years as virtually a "Do Nothing other than chase Trump" party.  Now it's election time, and they have nothing to run on as a platform.  Since they have nothing, they will do the next best thing they can think of to do...they will stand on and attack you.

This election season will be like none before.  Because opponents of the President have nothing, they are going to intensify their attacks on his supporters.  Let's face it, nothing phases President Trump.  They call him names, he just strikes back on Twitter.  They say he is a traitor, he just calls them out for their failures in their own districts.  They attack him and Israel, and he tells them to go home.  To be straightforward, not only is President Trump blunt, but he doesn't care what the opposition does or thinks about him.  Because President Trump is unlike any other President in the history of the United States, the Democrats simply do not know how to handle him and his supporters.  In the end, they resort to the only thing they can cling to against Trump and Republicans.  They resort to name-calling, threatening, yelling, vandalism, and even physical violence.  Democrats have decided to take their own history (racism, segregation, buying votes, etc.) and turn it against Republicans.  A necessary playbook call is to "Accuse others of that which you yourself are guilty of doing," and the Democrats have mastered this playbook.  So, this election will be like none before. 

What can you expect?  You can expect it is going to get worse before it gets better.  Do not be surprised if when you put out your Republican signs out,  bumper stickers on cars, or wear your MAGA hats if any of the following does not happen to you:
 You will be called a racist - regardless of your heritage, you are a racist according to Democrats.
 You will have your yard signs removed - they will steal them, even as you watch.
 You may have your car keyed or damaged or your stickers removed.
 You may be harassed if you wear a Trump hat, shirt, button, etc. and it will be harsh verbally.
 You may be called many other names such as "Nazi," "Fascist" "Traitor," and others.
 You may, as horrible as it is, be attacked physically for your Republican support. 
 Your headquarters may be attacked through vandalism or some other means.

The fact is, this election season the Republican voter is going to be singled out.  The Democrats and their liberal supporters are going to try to scare you, intimidate you, threaten you, and do whatever it takes to get you to shut up and hide.  That is what they want.  They want Republicans to hide away, say nothing, show no support, or they want us to not be seen.  They fear our visibility because when we are seen, others will become less afraid to stand up as well.  When Republicans stand together and say, "No, we will not go quietly.  We will not be silenced.  We will not have our right to freedom of speech destroyed by you," then Democrats become very afraid.  It not only upsets them, but it bothers their image.  They want a picture that Trump can not and will not win.  They want to discourage us, disenfranchise us, and make us feel alone.  They really do not care how we vote in the booth.  They know they will not change that secret and sacred ballot, but they want to ensure that we do not influence anyone else.  They want us silent so that those undecided voters will not hear what we have to say.  It's going to be a scary time for Republicans....it's going to be an election like none you have seen. 

As the 2020 election draws near, you have to make a choice.  You are either going to stand up and support your Republican candidate, or you are going to allow the Democrats to cause you to cower, hide, and sneak into a booth to vote.  How will you handle it?  Will you let them intimidate you into silence?  Personally, there are few things I do not like in this life, and perhaps one of the top things I do not like is being told when I can and can not speak my mind.  Trust me, the Democrats are going to single you out and try to knock you down.  But you have one advantage that they are not prepared for and it is your most substantial advantage yet-they have knocked us down before and we always get back up stronger and better prepared.  We are Republicans. We are the party that stood up to slavery when few others would, we are the party that stood up for former slaves rights to vote, we are the party that supported the women's right to vote, and we are the party that pushed to see Civil Rights become law.  We are the party that sent troops when Democrats said "No" to desegregation, and we are the party that pushed to win the cold war.  We have a long history of fighting the uphill battles, but we also have a long account of winning them. 

YOU are not alone.  YOU are a Republican, and there are more of us out there than they can count.   When one of them knocks you down, one of us will step and tell them, "Why don't you try to knock me down now."  We are together, and we will stick together through it all.   This election season we are going to stand.  Our headquarters are going to open across the state and the nation, and we are going to be prepared.  Our signs are going up, and if they take them down, we will put more up in the same place.  Our flag has 50 stars, and that means there are 50 states where Republicans live, thrive, work, and vote.  You can reach out, you have the support, and we will support your right to free speech and your freedom to support the candidate of your choice.  We are Republicans...YOU ARE REPUBLICAN... and we will never back down from the fight to save this nation we love.  Always remember, you are not alone.   Perhaps Fredrick Douglass summed it all up best when he said, "I am a Republican...and I never intend to belong to any other party other than the party of freedom and progress." The fate of this nation is now your shoulders.  Will you decide that now is a time to stand?  Don't worry, there's an entire herd of us elephants out there, and if it comes to Democrats knocking us down, they are going to find there are some mighty big elephants in our herd that will be hard to knockdown. 

Jul 22, 2019

Just Fix It, Chuck

Chuck Schumer's cages are inhumane
At 8:18 p.m., on July 19, 2019, Chuck Schumer twitted on his official account the statement below:

"Humans being locked in cages.  To see these people, coming to America in search of a better life, treated in such inhumane conditions.  This is heart-wrenching.  This is wrong.  This is not who we are.  This has to end.  Now." 

Senator Chuck Schumer is not a new politician.  Let's keep in mind that he has been serving since 1981, in one form or fashion in Congress.  Chuck's resume reads like a man climbing the policial mountain.  He has served as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Senate Democrat Caucus, he has served as the Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, and he has served as Chair of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee.  To put it bluntly, Chuck has been around a long time.  In fact, Chuck has been in Washington for 38 years.  38 years is an impressive record for Chuck.  He has served in Congress, the place where laws are made and spending are determined, for nearly 40 years now.  

Chuck is very concerned about the inhumane cages being used at the border.  Now, a basic Internet search, and a review of Congressional records, as well as presidential actions, will show that these "cages" that Chuck is concerned about were built and put into operation in 2015.  

Wait? 2015?  You mean to say that these cages were built long before President Trump took office?  Yes, these cages were built and put in place in 2015.   Now, President Obama served as President from January of 2009 to January of 2017.  President Obama was a two-term, Democrat President - you know, the same party as Chuck is a member, and President Obama actually oversaw the development of the cages in 2015 - you know, like when he was still President and Chuck was helping fund the cages.   

Now, if we consider that the cages had to be funded - that would mean Congress has to put the money out, right?  So, that would mean that Chuck had to be one of the people that approved and knew that funding was going to these cages.  Did Chuck think the cages - clearly indicated to be used for illegal immigrants - would actually be used for something different?  Was Chuck so dumb, or did Chuck just not pay attention to the fact that he was voting and allowing money to fund cages for human beings?  Maybe Chuck was missing at those meetings - I don't know, perhaps it was campaign time for him.  Or, maybe...just maybe Chuck was supporting a Democrat President as they cooperated with each other and developed the cages for human beings because they were in the same party together.  

Chuck Schumer, you're right, it's "heart-wrenching."  Sadly, you would have absolutely no concern at all for these people in "cages" until well after there is a Republican President in office trying to fix the problems you helped create.  Yes, Chuck...you not only helped create the problem, but you also funded it, approved it, and looked the other way while it benefited your party.  The minute a President tries to actually do something to fix the issues at the border, all you want to do is jump on Twitter and sound like a cheerleader for the people being held in your cages.  

Well, Chuck, let's not mess around here with your history.  You supported these cages, and now you want to distance yourself and your party from them, but the ties are simply too deep.  The American people are not stupid, and no amount of Tweets from you will ever change that fact.  You are acting like a fake and fraud.   With 38 years of knowledge, experience, and the ability to make change happen, we deserve more from you.  Maybe it's just time for you to do your job and just fix it, Chuck. 

Jul 8, 2019

Protest v Disrespect

During the 1960s, there is no argument that the United States set the example of racism for the world.  African Americans were denied such fundamental rights as the use of public bathrooms, meals in restaurants, and even access to medical services.  African Americans deciding to travel and see their country, also had select hotels and motels around the country that were for "Colored Only" and guidebooks to show them where to find those hotels.  It was, no it is, a sad, pathetic, and very un-American time during our history.  It is one we should be ashamed of, learn from, and promise future generations that regardless of sex, religion, race, or sexual orientation, it will not happen again. 

In those 1960s, African Americans had little to be proud of in the United States and in fact, they had every right to protest, stand up, march, and demand equal rights and equal treatment.  While this happened, some chose to protest the country, but others decided to protest the action and not the country they so dearly loved.  George Foreman, the winner of the 1968 gold in boxing, had reasons to protest the treatment and demand equal rights.  He wanted rights, but he chose not to disrespect his country as a form of protest.  Foreman, after his victory for the gold medal, held up a small America flag as he was announced the winner.  Today, the former heavyweight champion, preacher, and salesman says that if he had it to do over again, he would have held up two flags.  Foreman wanted equal rights, but he understood something that today's protesters do not understand.  He understood that his best chance at getting those equal rights came from the country represented in that flag of stars and bars.

Yesterday the U.S. Women's Soccer Team won another Gold Cup.  Yeah for America!  It is a great triumph, a great accomplishment, and an excellent symbol for women and the nation.  Sadly, rather than take this opportunity to become representatives for making a change, some of the women on the team chose to disgrace the flag and even attempted to walk on it after throwing it to the ground.   In one writer's words, "They won the gold cup, and lost America."   Almost immediately after winning some on the team announced they were not going to the White House to celebrate the victory.  In fact, the actual words were "I'm not going to the F****** White House."

Just before making the statement about the "F****** White House" the team had thrown the flag down on the ground and attempted to step on it.  At the last second, the video shows another team member snatches the flag off the ground before her teammates could walk on it.  Perhaps she thought they accidentally dropped it, maybe she thought they did not mean to step on it, or perhaps she just had a little higher respect for the flag.

The Women's U.S. Soccer Team could learn something from George Foreman.  George Foreman wanted better treatment, he wanted equal rights, but he knew the United States was the best chance for that equal treatment and rights.  He chose to honor his nation and fight for equal rights at the same time.  He may not have liked the President, he may not have liked what was happening in government, and he may not have liked how life was on the streets, but he loved America nonetheless.  He respected the government, even when he disagreed with it.   Foreman set an example that the U.S. Women's Soccer Team could and should learn from, and that is respect and love your country, even when you're working to correct a wrong within your country.

In 1968 George Foreman wanted equal rights.  He won the gold in boxing.  Two days before, two American Athletics won the Gold and Silver in Track.  They also wanted equal rights, but when the Star-Spangled Banner played, and the flag of their country went up, they chose to give a Black Power sign instead of placing their hands over their hearts.  It is the equivalent of kneeling today or walking on the flag.

Interestingly, the man who chose to love his country and work to see changes would still be popular today in 2019.  Without doing an Internet search, I would be willing to bet that most people do not remember those two athletes who gave the Black Power sign nearly as well as they remember Forman.  It's a simple message, you have two avenues.  You can love your country and work for change, or you can hate your country and work for change.  How you approach the matter says a lot about you as an American, and it says a lot about you as a citizen.

Trump, love him or not, is President for four or eight years.  America, the White House, and the U.S. flag will be here long after the Trump administration has been written into the history books.  Change, one way or another will come, and for people like Foreman, they will become the People's Champion, but for those like the U.S. Women's Soccer Team that walks on America and walks away, they will likely be a short footnote in history.  Those teams and individuals will end up as small players when it comes to comparisons with a man like George Foreman.   Respect and love for your country does not mean you always agree with it, the leaders or the policies, but it means you love it and work to see a better day for it without disrespecting it.

Jul 6, 2019

Shocking Democrat Plans

Recently the Democrat leaders in Washington have started showing their plans to the public.  If you know how these things work, then you know that all groups meet, discuss, and plan out their strategies before they go public.  Once they make their plans and are ready, they gradually start showing the public what they intend to do.  The Democrats are no different in their planning actions.  However, now those plans are beginning to become apparent to the average American.  The Democrats are showing a plan that clearly not only violates your rights, but it will completely destroy the Bill of Rights and your future.  If you don't believe this, then consider just three of their leaders, but have faith there are way more than the three noted here.  Below you will see clearly what three of their Congressional leaders are planning for your America:

Nancy Pelosi-
In responding to President Trump's concerns that illegal immigration is a national emergency, Pelosi, who has long advocated strict gun laws that would continue to trounce on the 2nd Amendment, stated that a future Democrat President could declare a national emergency in gun violence.  Nobody reading her statement or hearing her heard anything except "gun confiscation."  Pelosi as Speaker has become one of the leaders in the Democrat's drive to disarm the American public and implement new laws to weaken the 2nd Amendment.  Not only are these statements directly contrary to the Bill of Rights which states that the right to bear arms "shall not be infringed," but they clearly and openly declare the leadership of the Democrat Party has an intention of future gun confiscation and that it has been discussed, planned, and plotted by the highest people in their party. 

Eric Swalwell-
Swalwell is not only a Democrat Representative in a high powered position, but he is also a current candidate for President of the United States.  Yes - President!  In a Twitter dispute with an American citizen, actually several of them, Swalwell suggested the government would confiscate guns in the future (sound familiar to Pelosi above?).  When the citizens stated that they would not stand for this type of treatment and that it might lead to protest or even war against the government for violating the 2nd Amendment, Swalwell responded that any conflict would be "a short one because the government has the nukes."  Swalwell not only threatened to confiscate guns from the American public - a violation of the 2nd Amendment - he outright stated that any protest against that confiscation might result in a nuclear strike.  Now we are not talking about a nuclear attack against on a foreign power here!  He is clearly saying he would not only fire atomic weapons against Americans, but he would shoot them at Americans on U.S. soil.  Swalwell takes the gun confiscation platform of the Democrats and ups it to a form of a dictatorship that they falsely accuse Trump of doing.    Anytime the government threatens the people with violence to gain compliance with illegal actions, then you have the makings of dictatorship and a country that looks very different from our Republic.  He is outright throwing the 1st Amendment and the right to address your government out the door!  Keep in mind also, this Swalwell wants to be President - in other words, he wants the button and the power to launch those nukes he so freely threatened to use on Americans.

Frederica Wilson-
You may remember Democrat Congresswoman Wilson of Florida and her recent threats.  If you do not remember her, think constant"Rodeo" attendee or "Macho-Man Look-Alike."  Now, in all seriousness, friends especially, please pray for me because I just made fun of Wilson's dress and hat and I know this is going on social media. If Wilson has her way, I will be prosecuted for making fun of a member of Congress.  Sorry lady, you kinda open yourself up with your 1970s Rhinestone Cowboy look there....oops, did it again!  Anway, Wilson stated that anyone making fun of Congress members should be prosecuted and put in jail.  She not only said they should be placed in prison, she outright said that they need legislation to make that a law.  So, Pelosi attacks your 2nd Amendment rights, Swalwell attacks your rights to address your grievances to the government and violates your 1st Amendment rights.  He further throws your 2nd Amendment rights out the window.   Wilson takes the Democrat platform further and attacks your 1st Amendment rights by throwing your freedom of speech out the window without the threat of military strikes on U.S. soil, but instead with laws implemented to remove your rights.

These leaders of the Democrat Party have clearly stated their objectives.  They want to throw out the 1st Amendment and the 2nd Amendment and virtually walk all over your freedom!  If they are successful, how long do you think it will be before the freedom of religion, the freedom of the press, and the rest of your freedoms come under attack?  If they genuinely want to confiscate guns, stop you from talking negatively about them, then do you really think that is all they want?  If they are publically saying this stuff now, you can bet they have planned, plotted, and calculated the correct time and place to start their attack.  You can also be assured that they have a lot more in their plans than what has been told so far.  The America they want is not the America of the Republic, but it is an America of a new rule and new order that will not resemble anything our Constitution and Bill of Rights has promised.  It is apparent that Democrats want your voice, the voice of freedom, gone from the United States.  Perhaps Washington summed it up best when he said, "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter."

Jul 3, 2019

The Republic

In the 1960 movie "The Alamo" John Wayne, who plays David Crockett, has a scene where he is talking to Travis and about what a new Republic and he says:

"Republic.  I like the sound of the word.  It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose.  Some words give you a feeling.  Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat; the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound like a man.  Some words give you a feeling that makes your heart warm.  Republic is one of those words." 
Today we are at the threshold of the celebration of the Fourth of July, the day that independence was declared by the thirteen colonies.  Much like Wayne's words above, the colonists desired to "live free, talk free, go or come" and many other things as free men.  They wanted a government that would represent them and their interest and not that of a king halfway around the world.  When the dust settled from those sparks of revolution on that Fourth of July, the United States would be born.  The United States would become the Constitutional Republic. 

Our Republic has certainly had its challenges and its ups and downs.  There have been times when the idea of the Republic have been challenged, pushed to the limit, and even pushed aside for a mob rule mentality.  There have certainly been times when the majority or the guy with the biggest stick got his way.  We can walk through our history and see glaring examples of it from the Trail of Tears to the lynchings without trials.  We can see the Republic stomped on in these moments when laws meant to protect were simply brushed aside by those in charge because they had the majority. 

Despite the times our Republic has been brushed aside, in the end, it has prevailed.   It has prevailed because there have been men and women of this great Republic who have stepped forward and said, "No.  This is not what our Republic represents."  The Republican Party built its foundation on the idea that all men should be free in the United States.  The party was known as the Abolitionist, and their primary goal was to bring the laws and benefits of the Republic to all those living in the United States.  To bring these benefits to all people would mean that slavery had to end.  It had to stop not just in the new states added to the United States as it grew, but it had to end in all slave states in the country.  The Republic was being challenged, as it had been before and as it would again.  As always, men and women were willing to stand up and say, "No.  This is not what our Republic represents."

There are those today who would distort, and change history simply because it is not always a pretty picture.  But we do not need to change our past or distort it, but instead, we need to embrace it.  We need to look at our history of slavery, lynchings, the mistreatment of our Native American friends, and the mistreatment of any group of people.  We need to study, learn, and be prepared because no Republic has ever stood without challenges.  There will always be a group of people larger than another group willing to embrace a world where the republic no longer protects the individual.  We must stand ready today and tomorrow and remember that the Fourth of July is a celebration of an idea that we can be different, that we can be better, that we can have the freedom and that freedom can be found in the strong protections offered by the Republic. 

As you prepare for the celebrations and the Fourth of July holiday, take a moment to reflect on what you have in this Republic.  Be thankful for the changes that have come about to protect your rights and freedoms, study the history of when that Republic has been challenged.  Know that no group, no matter how large, can take away your individual protections under the Republic.  If you stop and take a moment to look at the Republic of the United States in that way, you may just find that what Wayne said back in 1960 on the silver screen is just as accurate today as it was then.  "Some words give you a feeling that makes your heart warm.  Republic is one of those words."

Jun 28, 2019

Democrat Candidates Support Medical Coverage for Illegal Immigrants

from NBC News reports

Last night at the Democrats debates the question was presented as to how many of them would support healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants.   This may come as a shock to veterans who are trying to get the healthcare benefits promised to them when they signed up to serve.  It may also come as a shock to small business owners struggling to pay taxes and maintain healthcare insurance.  It may come as a surprise to the young worker with no healthcare benefits at his job who happens to also make just a little too much money to have government subsidized healthcare.  It may, in fact, shock a lot of people, but out of all ten Democrat candidates, every single one of them raised their hand to support healthcare benefits for illegal immigrants. 

Now, for education purposes alone, let us identify what it means to be an "Illegal Immigrant."  I mean, you know we really need to clarify this for our Democrat friends reading this page!  We'll break this down simply - there are two types of immigrants to this country.  There are "Legal Immigrants" and there are "Illegal Immigrants."  Just as a head's up, we in the Republican Party support "Legal Immigrants." 

Ok, here we go - Illegal Immigrants is a person who comes to this country illegally (gentle reminder, illegal means against the law).  This person attempts to cross borders, fly, drive, or walk into the country without authorization.  We understand that some of these people are fleeing from a bad government - you know, this is usually obvious as they fly the flag of the country they are fleeing from to us.  Anyway, this person decides to sneak into the United States, defy United States Immigration laws - the laws put in place and operated for years by both Republicans and Democrat administrations - and they simply snub their noses at U.S. law.  They intend to enter the country by any means whatsoever and they intend to ignore U.S. law to do it.  That is an illegal immigrant.

Now, here we go again - Legal Immigrant is a person who comes to this country and applies for stay maybe through a student stay, a work stay, or some other avenue.  He or she decides they love this country - I know, what's not to love, right? - and they decide they want to stay.  This person then takes classes, studies, learns about the United States and the laws of the United States and he or she applies and becomes a citizen of the United States.  This person can now vote, run for office, participate in the business, and work all "legally" in the United States.  He or she can travel freely and without fear of deportation across the nation.   They are not in a nation no longer as an immigrant, but they are in the nation as a citizen.   I personally know many of these "legal immigrants" and do you know what they are most proud of?  Do you know what they say is their greatest pride about being here?  They are most proud to be a "Citizen" of the United States of America.  They are proud to abide by the laws, participate in elections, have a voice in government, and support their fellow citizens.  They honor veterans - many of them being veterans - they honor the flag, they honor "Our" country, and they cling to the American flag often with more pride and love than some natural born citizens do!  That, my friend, is a Legal Immigrant and the person you want next door and standing next to you when and if the going gets tough in America!

 The bottom line - we have a problem in this country with healthcare for citizens, healthcare for our veterans, and illegal immigration.  Instead of fixing these three problems, the current slew of ten Democrat candidates wants to extend healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants.   They want to extend healthcare benefits to people who, before they have even crossed into the United States, have violated our laws.

Your Democrat candidates have gone off their rockers!  They are trying to convince Americans that the word "Illegal" is somehow good and worthy of attention.   

I will leave you with one final thought for consideration.  If a person will assume the status of an illegal immigrant to enter the United States, do you really think that person will honor and respect the laws of this country when they get here since their very entry was based on an illegal action?

Jun 24, 2019

Democrat Lies and Distortions

Have you ever noticed how the Democrat Party is constantly saying President Trump is lying?  In fact, the Democrat party continues to accuse Republicans at large of lying, distorting facts, and misleading people.  It's an interesting phenomenon called "Psychological Projection".   According to Wikipedia, Psychological Projection occurs when one person projects his or her guilt or issues on to someone else.  The example given is "a person who is habitually intolerant may constantly accuse other people of being intolerant."  At the very basic level, it is "blame shifting" and Democrats have become masters of this deception that essentially equals lies and distortions.

Consider just a few incidents from the last couple of hundred years.  The Republican Party was formed to abolish slavery.  Democrats wanted to maintain slavery and even incorporated it into their reasons behind the Civil War.  However, Democrats attempt to blame Republicans for the issues of slavery.

Consider, Democrats in Little Rock refused to allow African-American children to attend school at Central High in the 1960s.  It was a Republican President, Eisenhower, who sent the United States Army to Little Rock and forced the Democrats to comply with federal law and allow the children to attend school.  However, Democrats now call Republicans racists.

Consider, Democrats opposed the rights of African-Americans to vote.  Republicans overwhelmingly supported the rights of African-Americans to vote and in fact, the first legislators elected to Congress who were African-American were all Republicans.   However, Democrats continue to not only call Republicans racist, but they also continue to promote a concept that the entire Republican Party is all rich, old white men intent on staying in power. 

Consider, Democrats opposed the right of women to vote.  However, one hundred years ago today Republicans pushed, fought and won the battle for equality at the voting booth.  Today, Republican women can be found from the city, county, state and at the highest levels of government in Washington.  However, Democrats continue to promote an idea that Republicans hate women and in fact that Republican men are making all the decisions for women across the nation - this is despite the fact that Republican, elected women are sitting right in front of these Democrats and  making decisions!

Sadly, it appears that the Democrat lies and distortions will do nothing but continue into this new generation of Democrats.  Even the young generations of Democrats in Washington seem bent on continuing the proud Democrat tradition of deception. 

Consider, yesterday an accident occurred at an oil refinery in Philadephia.  It is upsetting and sad and our prayers are with the families affected and the community.  We know that OSHA and others will investigate and determine what went wrong and hopefully we will learn from whatever mistakes caused this accident.  However, rather than tweet a concern, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out, with a picture of the explosion, "This was Philadephia after an oil refinery exploded this morning."  Once again, Democrats are distorting the truth.  This was "not all of Philadephia".  If you are to believe the distorted pictures the Representative presented, then you will think that Philadephia blew up yesterday morning and was perhaps destroyed by the terrible accident.  In truth, there was damage to the plant, the area is safe, and four people lost their lives.  Alexandra would have you believe the entire city of Philadephia was destroyed!

The next example we have comes from Democrat Presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell - you may remember this fine young Democrat as the man who wanted to "Nuke" Americans to end an uprising should the government try to take away guys and destroy the 2nd Amendment.   Nonetheless, Swalwell has not learned any lessons from his tweets and yesterday he tweeted the statement, "If you're Hispanic, there's nothing realDonaldTrump wont do to break your family, cage your children, or erase your existence with a weaponized census." Wow, so according to Mr. Swalwell and his well-learned Democrat distortions and lies, every single Hispanic person in the United States needs to be afraid of the government!  According to Swalwell "all" Hispanics need to be concerned!  This means that the Hispanic descendant who was born in the United States and is a citizen needs to be concerned.  The legal immigrants who have come to the United States obtained his or her citizenship needs to be concerned.  Naturally, Swalwell is simply a Democrat mouthpiece of lies and deceptions. 

Perhaps the only positive thing that can be gained from the Democrats continued attachment to lies and distortions is that it is a sign that they have no platform to stand on without the lies.   Psychological Projection usually means the person or group has no defense for his or her positions and simply decides to "project" his or her issue, problems, or shortcomings off to someone else.  Make no mistake, the Democrat Party has been using these tactics for years.  Now they are teaching a new generation of Democrats just how it's done.  

Jun 21, 2019

Nadler Not

"Ms. Hope Hicks"

If you are to believe the statements made by Democrats, then you will think that all Republicans are “anti-women”, “wanting to control women,” and “have no respect for women.”  That is the propaganda that Democrats have pushed, promoted and advertised to the hilt from the Washington all the way down to counties and cities across the nation.  Respect for women, after all, and according to the Democrats, is the cornerstone of their party…if you believe their outright lies and propaganda.  If on the other hand, you look at the number of Republican women in power from the county level, up through the states and even in the White House, you’ll find Republicans not only support and encourage women, Republicans elect and promote women at astonishingly high rates.  Don’t believe it, or want proof…look no further than yesterday’s hearings.

Hope Hicks, often referred to as Ms. Hicks, testified before Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee or perhaps a better name would be “The Tax Payer Funded, Democrat-Centered Witch Hunt Arm of the United States Government,” but hey, to each his own right?  Anyway, Ms. Hicks went to testify about God only knows what, because most of us could not get past the fact that Representative Jerry Nadler seemed to be living in some sort of Twilight Zone episode of “Dazed and Confused” as he referred to Ms. Hicks not once, but three times, as “Ms. Lewandowski.”    Now apparently Ms. Hicks may have known, dated, or went out with Mr. Lewandowski, but let’s be perfectly clear here – if Representative Nadler was “dazed and confused,” and thought that perhaps Ms. Hicks had married Lewandowski, wouldn’t he have referred to her as “Mrs. Lewandowski” instead of “Ms.”? 

As the day went by and upon the third time that Representative Nadler called Ms. Hicks by the wrong name, she finally corrected him and said, “My name is Ms. Hicks”.  Now let’s be perfectly clear about one thing…Mr. Nadler is not stupid.  He knew who was going to testify (He had papers with names on them right in front of him), his remark later of “I made a mistake” is just a blatant lie to cover up to his remarks.  Nadler knew perfectly well that Ms. Hicks was not Ms. Lewandowski. 

Hope Hicks, a Republican woman, was the White House Communications Director before the age of 30, she is an executive at a major media corporation, and she  is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.  Ms. Hicks (see I know her name) rose up through the Trump campaign to become press secretary and eventually the Communications Director for the Trump 2016 Campaign.  In simple terms, Ms. Hicks is a shining example of a young Republican woman on the rise in America, and that is something Jerry Nadler does not like –

Jerry Nadler did nothing less than assume a sexist and male chauvinistic role by calling Ms. Hicks the wrong name.  He implied that she was someone else first, that her name was not important, and that her positions were not important enough for him to call her by her right name.  However, more importantly, and so much in the face of the Democrat “Pro-Women” lies, Nadler belittled Ms. Hicks as a witness, as a woman, as a professional, and as a citizen.  Jerry Nadler showed that he thinks very little of women by his sexist and chauvinistic actions and that he has outright disregard for something as simple as calling Ms. Hicks by her name. 

Jerry Nadler immediately was hit with social media.  Not surprisingly, he was called names from “Sexist” to “Fat and Nasty” and some others that simply should not be repeated here.  Nadler tried to play it off as a mistake….no, Representative Nadler, it was no mistake.  You disrespected a witness before your committee, and perhaps more telling, you showed your true views and the views of the party you represent.  So, the next time someone tells you how supportive of women the Democrat Party is, maybe you should simply respond with “Nadler Not.”