A purpose

I think you need to be above a certain age or with some significant health issues to understand this article. Because I’m older and have some health issues my day to day ritual is set by my morning routine.

I get up and the first thing I do after making a cup of coffee is to go to my pill box to note what day it is and empty the appropriate days’ pills into my hand trying not to spill one of the 14 pills I take on to the floor. I mention this because it happens quit frequently given the reduced feelings in my hands brought on by the aging process. The pill box is actually a seven-day box with each of the days printed clearly on the connected chambers and there-in lies my story.

I cannot help note as I approach my pill box how quickly the days are going by and how little I’m accomplishing each passing day. In fact, the days seem to be racing by and coupled with little in the form of accomplishments it reminds me that my life is slipping away.

There is however one thing I can do and that is vote [absentee in my case.] I don’t believe my age gives me any special insights into issues or candidates but I can’t deny my experience in business and with my family gives me a point of view on people and issues.

First I don’t believe that the federal government has any obligation to feed, house or supply health care for me or my family. Simply stated I believe the people are in better shape when the government is less intrusive, entitlements are minimized, taxes reduced so that the individuals retain the vast majority of their earnings. I believe that trade agreements that open the door for the movement of company manufacturing from our cities are wrong. I believe a strong military is the responsibility of the federal government above all others responsibilities. I believe flooding the country with unvetted immigrants is contrary to the interest of all U.S. citizens. However immigrants with talents that will contribute to the good of our economy and our people should be welcomed after thorough vetting. I believe that candidates when elected should keep the legislative promises they pledged when they were running for office. I believe the only term limits needed are those determined by the voters when they decide if the candidate preformed as promised. I believe we need to do a much better job as voters of recruiting and promoting individuals for public office. I believe that as a people we have become lethargic regarding our responsibilities as a voter and supporter of candidates and ideas. As a nation of rich mixed heritages we have recently become lazy in determining our own objectives, goals and responsibilities. I can only hope that if anyone reading this thinks as I do that they will exercise their right and responsibility to vote. God or someone or something better help us if we abandon the privilege of voting intelligently.

Realistic politicial endorsement

A rose among the thorns of mass media outlets in the pocket of Hillary and the democrat party. By the way this editorial is a no-nonsense look at the conditions of today in politics and especially understanding the frustration of the common voting man/woman.

Trump accepts Republican Party’s presidential nomination
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Las Vegas Review-Journal
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These are turbulent times.
More and more Americans express frustration and disillusionment today with the political institutions that govern the nation. They clamor for an alternative to the incestuous and pernicious atmosphere dominating the capital. They see a vast array of lobbyists, elected officials and entrenched interests manipulating the levers of power for their own enrichment at the expense of ordinary citizens.
The discontent isn’t confined by ideology or political philosophy. As Donald Trump confounded the pundit class in ignoring convention and protocol on his way to securing the Republican presidential nomination, a long-time socialist generated throngs of enthusiastic supporters on the left and almost derailed the Democratic coronation of Hillary Clinton.
“Change is in the air,” activist Marianne Williamson wrote, “as old patterns fall away and new energies are emerging.”

And so it is.
History tells us that agents for reform often generate fear and alarm among those intent on preserving their cushy sinecures. It’s hardly a shock, then, that the 2016 campaign has produced a barrage of unceasing vitriol directed toward Mr. Trump. But let us not be distracted by the social media sideshows and carnival clatter. Substantive issues are in play this November.
Our allies on the world stage watch nervously as America retreats from its position of strong leadership leaving strife and conflict rushing to fill the void. The past eight years have pushed us $20 trillion into debt, obligations that will burden our children and grandchildren. The nation’s economy sputters under the growing weight of federal edicts and regulations that smother growth and innovation. Obamacare threatens to crash and burn. The middle class struggles. An administration promising hope and unity instead brought division.
Yet Hillary Clinton promises to lead us down the same path. She’ll cuddle up to the ways and perks of Washington like she would to a cozy old blanket.
Mr. Trump instead brings a corporate sensibility and a steadfast determination to an ossified Beltway culture. He advocates for lower taxes and a simplified tax code, in contrast to his opponent’s plan to extract another $1 trillion from the private economy in order to enlarge the bureaucracy. Mr. Trump understands and appreciates the conditions that lead to prosperity and job creation and would be a friend to small business and entrepreneurship. Mrs. Clinton has spent most of her adult life on the public payroll.
Of particular importance is the U.S. Supreme Court. The next president may be charged with filling multiple vacancies, shaping the court’s direction for a generation. Mr. Trump prefers nominees who recognize the Constitution’s checks on federal authority as a bulwark against tyranny. Mrs. Clinton would be a disaster in this regard.
Protections enshrined in no fewer than five amendments in the Bill of Rights could be eliminated or diminished under a progressive high court. Mrs. Clinton has already expressed support for empowering censors to regulate political speech — and even ban movies and books — by rewriting the First Amendment under the guise of campaign finance reform. Count on this to be a litmus test for her high-court nominees.
Expect the Second Amendment to fare no better. The individual right to bear arms would be a likely casualty of a Clinton presidency. In addition, it’s not hard to envision a liberal court further eroding the Fifth Amendment’s restrictions on government confiscation of private property and simply pulling the plug on the Ninth and 10th amendments, which have long been on life support.
Make no mistake, a Hillary Clinton administration would indulge the worst instincts of the authoritarian left and continue to swell the bloated regulatory state while running the nation deeper into the red in pursuit of “free” college and health care.

Yes, Mr. Trump’s impulsiveness and overheated rhetoric alienate many voters. He has trouble dealing with critics and would be wise to discover the power of humility.
But neither candidate will ever be called to the dais to accept an award for moral probity and character. And we are already distressingly familiar with the Clinton way, which involves turning public service into an orgy of influence peddling and entitlement designed to line their own pockets — precisely what a disgruntled electorate now rises up to protest.
Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation.
Donald Trump for president.

To supporters of Hillary Clinton

After a considerable number of conversations with supporters of Hillary for President I’ve come to some interesting conclusions.

First, it is clear that the majority of supporters for Hillary are aware that she has a history of lying to further her family and political goals. It is also clear that these supporters are not the least bit hesitant to supporter her in this election in spite of this personality flaw. Most supporters go with the “of two bad choices I pick Hillary because she is closer to my beliefs about how the federal government should be run.” These supporters do not spend time on the “issues” of the election and do not pretend to believe that the promises made by Hillary to Bernie Sanders to break up the banks will ever be kept. Further they don’t believe she wants to as she says to “fix” Obamacare but rather she wants universal health care. This is part of the point she made in a speech to a South American business conference when she said just as President Lincoln had a public and private point of view she has a public position and a private point of view and one might conclude the public will never know which position she is pursuing.

Let’s face it Hillary supporters, you have little assurance that she will do anything you would hope should happen and you have the added issue of her legacy being in jeopardy before she has even served her first day in office. Why? Because the torrent of e-mails exposing her and her staff’s questionable actions will continue long after she wins the presidential election. If the democrats win the senate race she will be protected from the federal investigations but there is another factor, the press. It is clear the mainstream media is in the pocket of the Clinton/democrat party but you must remember these are individuals doing the reporting and one of two of them will jump on an obvious illegal or immoral act of the Clinton campaign exposed in the thousands of e-mails out there to enhance their own careers.

It is not unreasonable to believe that on the international scene the ethical questions raised about Hillary and her team in the e-mail dumps will color the dealings with her by the world powers. She could be starting in a big hole and it could embolden leaders like Putin to disrespect her on the international scene. Image Hillary secretly invites Putin to the U.S. for meetings on issues both countries are concerned about. Supposing that Putin says no thanks to meeting and then goes public saying he has been invited by Hillary but doesn’t believe she can be trusted based on the exposure from her e-mails.

In any case as a supporter of Hillary you should remember that even with a landslide victory in the 2016 there are approximately 22 million dedicated voters out of 57 million total voters who will oppose Hillary’s policies at every turn and even with the press in the Clinton administration’s pocket international reporters will note the unrest in the country and the lack of trust by a large block of the American public. Earlier I predicted that Hillary will not run for a second term claiming health issues but the real reason will be her inability to accomplish any of her major objectives and goals.

It is hardly a legacy Hillary or the democrat party will be proud of and that means it isn’t a legacy our country will be proud of. Do you as supporters of Hillary believe you can help her achieve a different outcome?

Preparation

For conservative citizens of this country now is the time to prepare for the Clinton administration. If you believe in a smaller less intrusive federal government, reducing the massive federal debt, foreign and immigration policies that put this country first it is time to take a stand. If you believe in a conservative Supreme Court, rejecting a “politically correct” mass media take action. If you believe in creating a new, strong conservative message and supporting a new group of candidates for public office you need to unite now. These are easy words to say and difficult tasks to undertake but there is no alternative if you have a real concern about the governing of this country.

The first step in achieving these lofty goals and objectives is to “get active” in the political system. The logical first step is to attend Republican party county and state meetings and become an active member nominating and voting for candidates. Purge those in the local party who have waffled on the key issues mentioned above and target local and state offices with a new crop of conservative candidates. Finding these candidates will require looking to the left and the right of you in a meeting and even to yourself to make the commitment to run for public office with clearly defined objectives and goals.

If you find the Republican party repulsive you can take the same steps with the Libertarians but do not attempt to start a new party, use the mechanisms of an existing party to create a new more forceful movement. Try hard to break the “old boy” network at the top of any party and force the party to recognize as the anchor said in the movie “Network” I’m mad as hell and I won’t put up with it anymore!

Civil Disobedience

In light of our horrific presidential election campaigning some of the press speculated that with Hillary’s inauguration there will be protests and an almost complete gridlock of government legal activities. They are correct to be concerned on both counts, protests at the inauguration and aggressive efforts to block Hillary’s government programs.

For the first time I’ve read e-mails, twitter’s, etc. asking the question; what can we do to voice our refusal to accept Hillary’s authority as President of our country. There has also been suggestions of a disruption of the inaugural process. This expressions of interest in protesting the election of Hillary and an effort to fight her government programs caused me to look at civil disobedience for what it really is.

First I found at least a dozen different definitions of civil disobedience. The one I chose to go with is; the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes.

Let’s eliminate the nonpayment of taxes as a consideration it would mean just too much time in court with little hope of winning the argument. The key phrase is “nonviolent” and it must be obeyed or there will be arrests, fines and jail time with little hope of “changing” the debate about the newly elected president’s role in our society for the next four years.

Basically we are left with protesting at the inauguration, congressional sessions and Supreme Court sessions.

The first opportunity and the most obvious target for those that spurn the political machine known as the Clinton family is the inauguration the target with the most potential for coverage by the press. The other protests at congress and the Supreme Court can be under-covered by the press to the point that the average citizen won’t even be aware of the frustrations of people who are diametrically opposed to the policies of the “Hillary” administration. The inauguration will be covered worldwide and love or hate Hillary everyone will be watching. The Clinton leaning press will not be able to hid the anger with the administration It therefore makes sense that a strong visual/vocal protest at the inauguration makes the biggest impact of the minds and hearts of the U.S. public.

Still there are questions about how to make civil disobedience function in a non-violent fashion.

First this protest must be without an organized leadership. They do not want any one person or group claiming to speak for them and they do not want to give the government a target for arrest in hopes that taking the leadership down will kill the protest.

The way that appears to be most impactful for the protesters would be for everyone who wants to demonstrate to make contact via social media. It is clear social media is the most powerful medium available and the quickest format for organizing political actions. What the protesters will need to do is target arrival at the inauguration the day of the event and leave the same night. The protesters will have to rough it in that they will not be booked into hotels, etc. and therefore there will not be a “paper” trail when the government looks to file charges against individuals since no organizations are considered responsible for the protest. Next the protesters via social media need to select a color [neon orange is an excellent example] and buy a tape that is easily removable from your clothing and put it on when you have selected a spot along the inaugural parade and the location for the actual ceremony. It should be an objective to bring one million protesters to the ceremony and have each one with easily destroyed banners protesting the “Hillary history” of lying, deceit and political contradictions. When the ceremony is over dispose of the banners and the tape you used to mark yourself as a protester into a garbage bag and dump same on the way out of Washington D.C.

Above all do not engage in any violent acts and if you are attacked by Hillary supporters run don’t walk to the nearest exist to avoid being hurt and having to defend yourself.

What you could expect from a successful protest, a lot! Millions of U.S. citizens would be aware of the size of the protest against Hillary’s election and send a signal that she is going to have to be an exceptional President of our country if she expects to pull together such a clearly polarized populist.

Take one for the team

When I was in high school I played single wing football, right half back. On some plays I would pull from my positon on the end of the wing and lead an attack at the opposing line by blocking for the ball carrier. At a 139 pounds I was blocking linemen averaging 200 pounds so I was in essence taking one for the team. Tim Kane took one for the Hillary campaign in the one and only VP debate. He was charged with giving “quotes” from Trump or alleged claims by and about Donald that the media could capitalize on during the post- debate coverage. In order to achieve this objective of spreading negative statements about Trump he was sometimes rude, offish and degraded his own value to his future political ambitions, or did he? I believe Tim gained a great deal of support from the Democrat party management and it will serve him well in future political ambitions, should for example Hillary step away from a second term due to health concerns leaving the way for a well-supported run by King for President of the United States in 2020.

Sign of the times

There is no question that this presidential election has exposed the polarization of U.S. citizens. Roughly that polarization is defined as; those who favor a federal government with more control over health and social service programs and those that want a minimum of federal government control with capital market competition to determine the types of services and cost available to every citizen.

It seems reasonable to believe that whomever wins the 2016 presidential election [Hillary is the odds on favorite] there will be at least half of the voting population [eligible voting population is 115 million] 58 million will vote. Of the 58 million that will vote, the ideological split appears to be about 50-50 meaning that our political and governmental direction for the next four years will have approximately 29 million voting citizens diametrically opposed to either a Hillary or a Donald administration. It is also likely that the conservatives mostly in the form of Republicans will control enough of the congress that a Hillary administration will be challenged with every request for changes in the law or funding to implement her liberal programs. It also reasonable to assume that because the polarization is so clearly defined that any elected Republican who might consider supporting a Hillary proposal risks being dumped at the next primary.

The prognostications for the next four years is not encouraging. While it is less likely there is a consideration that in the rat race for the 2016 election Hillary [Donald possible but less likely to win] might face legal actions less than impeachment but possibly just as crippling to the President of the United States. Not a pretty picture for the future and although it is likely the government will “cover up” any efforts to prosecute a sitting president it will play havoc with our creditability inside this country and outside. There is no telling what our deeply divided political status will do to our defenses on the international scene and if it could or will lead to a war.

One probable outcome of this election is the formation of one and yes two new political parties. The extreme left wing [Bernie Sanders followers] will form a protest party although the efforts this last couple of months to do so have fallen on deaf ears. Conservatives are in such a disarray with so many factions that their efforts will be just as useless as the left wing liberals. It would be nice to believe that out of this chaos called the 2016 Presidential election some reasonable leadership will emerge.