Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Where Democrats Reign These Days

Democrats have been redefining words in our language to assert more control over people for a long time, but their efforts have risen geometrically since the 1960s.

Personally, I think it's scary...don't you?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Who is a Fascist?

I am a proud member of the political right. I believe in the smallest possible government, states  rights, and individual liberty. I am anti-abortion, pro-rights for everybody (civil, religious, speech, assembly, press, etc.) until those rights step on the rights of others. I believe in three co-equal branches of government: Legislative, Judicial and Executive.

In some circles I have been called "Fascist." So was George W. Bush, so was Barack Obama  and now so is Donald Trump.

Neither I, nor any of the others mentioned above, have met the definition of Fascism. Trouble is, most people, liberal and conservative, don't seem to have any idea what Fascism is. They seem to think that anybody who disagrees with them is Fascist. Or that anybody who takes an extreme stand on something is a Fascist.

Doesn't anybody know what Fascism is?

Benito Mussolini, Italian, journalist and political leader, was the founder of Fascism. He formed the Party in 1919. Its official name was "Partito Nazionale Fascista." Since he founded it, he gets to define what it means. He certainly practiced what he thought it meant. He used its principles to name himself the dictator of Italy.

There are three main tenets of Fascism:

1. "Everything in the State." The government is supreme and all of those under it must conform to the ruling body of the state.

2. "Nothing outside the state." The country must grow both geographically and politically. Fascism's ultimate goal is to rule the world and to have every person submit to the government.

3. "Nothing against the state." No questioning of the state is to be tolerated. Those who do not agree with the state, and give expression to their disagreement, will not be allowed to live, lest they taint the minds of the rest of the complying citizens.

Those are the three main tenets of Fascism. There are many corollaries, but those three are its core. Fascism is the domain of ruthless dictators.

American ignoramuses need to stop calling each others' politicians Fascists. There just are no politicians high up in government who subscribe to Fascism, nor do their actions or words lean them toward Fascism.

So I say, "Stop it! Just stop it! You are only proving your own small-mindedness and your own lack of education. STOP IT!"

Monday, January 30, 2017

While most people lean on the Declaration of Independence to support the concept of life and liberty (as well as the "pursuit" of happiness), few realize that the Constitution has something to say about life and liberty, too.

The Fifth Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution declare that governments cannot deprive any person of "life, liberty or property" without due process of law.

As a U.S. citizen, you are constitutionally guaranteed the right to life. Without due process of law, your right to life cannot be deprived by the government. The same is true of your right to liberty. Likewise, property. (There is no right to the pursuit of happiness in the Constitution itself).

Amendment 5: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment 14: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The federal government (not to be confused with any other governmental entities) must exercise due process of law in order to take from a citizen his right to live, his right to liberty and his right to own and keep property.

In order to understand those rights, you have to know what each means. IN my next post, I will provide for you the meanings imparted by those words at the time they were written and how they apply today.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Who Are Real Feminists and Who Are Spoiled Idiots?

Note: While this video violates the language requirements of this blog, I show it to make a point: American "feminists" are fake, foolish, and feckless. They are spoiled brats who are born in and steeped in ignorance, lack of class and anger-for-anger's sake. Not one of them can think her way out of a wet paper sack. They are below the level of meaningless drivel.

The use of this video does not alter the rules of this blog in any way. Get over it.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I Know...It's a POLITICAL Blog...BUT

The problem with our country today is NOT guns, knives and bludgeons. It is NOT poverty. It is NOT right wing or left wing politics.

The problem with our country is that we have a broken moral compass. The part of our compass that DOES work is warped by almost 54 years of rank relativism resulting in a compass that cannot point us in the right direction.

It reminds me of the old pun that tells of a man who had a compass. The compass was of a special kind called a Tates. It had the North pole marked on the East side of the compass, the South pole on the North side, the West at the South and the East on the West. The moral of the story is that in the middle of a forest, he who has a Tates is lost.

Facts are funny things. They are what they are. Facts are facts. The problem comes not from facts, but from the proper, logical straight-line thinking when understanding those facts.

One of the MAJOR factors that has resulted in the warping of America's moral compass was a Supreme Court ruling in 1963 which said, effectively, that for a public school to have and engage in a specific time of prayer was unconstitutional. The argument for it centered around what was supposed to be some "...wall of separation between church and state," something that is not even obliquely addressed in our constitution.

The phrase comes from a letter penned by Thomas Jefferson to a church in Danbury, Connecticut. Its intent, according to Jefferson, himself, was to ensure the members of the church that the government would not be engaged in violating their freedom to worship as they please.

The whole idea was twisted by "progressive" minds to mean the EXACT opposite of what Jefferson meant by it, and that twist continues to this day.

People who imagine the greatness of their own minds and thought processes will vehemently disagree, but the facts are the facts. While the letter meant to keep government out of the church, the twist made it seem like the church should be kept out of government. (Kinda weird, since Jefferson actually held worship times in the capitol and wrote his very own version - if greatly subverted - of the Bible).

Today we have organizations whose sole purpose for being is to keep religious thought and practice out of the "public" arena. That, in spite of those who practice convoluted thought patterns that result in false conclusions, is a perversion of what this country was SUPPOSED to be about, according to those who formed it.

Let's take a brief moment to look at the actual phrasing of the Constitution of the United States of America. It won't take too long, and it's pretty easy.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Four items are mentioned: religious establishments, speech, the press and peaceful assembly for the purpose of addressing grievances against the government. 

Notice that it does not say that I cannot make a law, that you cannot make a law, that local and/state governments cannot make a law. It says CONGRESS shall make no law. Since the Constitution is a federal document, it is obviously referring to the federal government, not other entities.

It says that Congress can make NO law. NONE. NADA. The Congress of the United States of America, whether the House of Representatives or the Senate, cannot make a law that has to do with (respecting) an establishment (not the establishment) of religion or its free exercise, abridges (affects) the freedom of speech, or of the press or the right of people to gather together to express disagreement with what the government is or is not doing.

That's it! Done! Constitutionally, Congress just can't get involved. Period.

"Well we all know that you can't yell 'Fire" in a crowded theater."

Actually, you can. At least you cannot be prevented from doing so by the federal government. Not according to the Constitution.

Having said that, it is a very bad idea, unless there really is a fire, but Congress can't keep you from doing it. The local gendarmerie, can. Just not the feds.

All of that being said, for the Supreme Court to have ruled anything about prayer at all violates both the word and the spirit of the Constitution.

Since that time, a wild series of crazy "progressive" restrictions, rules and regulations about a myriad of issues has brought us to a time of so-called, political correctness, that has resulted in societal intrusion into freedoms and fear among the nation's inhabitants.

Each intrusion resulted in moving the moral compass's directional indicators to a place they don't belong (like the Tates, above).

Thus we are lost.

So I say again: The problem with our country today is NOT guns, knives and bludgeons. It is NOT poverty. It is NOT right wing or left wing politics. People with a good moral compass don't ever even consider using a weapon of any kind to inflict harm on another without just cause. It just does not happen.

The problem with our country is the total lack of any national moral compass at all.

I don't know how far is too far from which to return. We might already be there. If we are (and both Clinton and Trump give some evidence that we might be), then we are doomed to dissolve into the annals of history, replaced by some unrecognizable entity that lacks both liberty and freedom.

Neither you nor the federal government can keep me from praying, so I pray that we soon discover that our moral compass is found in, and only in, a right relationship to God through His son.

Yep. That's my prayer. It's even my prayer for you.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

This Has Never Happened Before?

Look, there have been four presidents before President Elect Donald Trump who lost the popular vote and won the Electoral College vote. They were:

John Q. Adams

Rutherford B. Hayes

Benjamin Harrison

George W. Bush (Florida notwithstanding).

They all turned out to be "legitimate" presidents and served the country in that office.
o now we have:

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, by ANY measure, is the legitimate next president of the United States of America. Anybody who says otherwise is a stupid box of hot air, and probably a Democrat hack.

So tomorrow he will be today he yesterday he was inaugurated.