The political ruling class hates those who get things done

They are coming.  They are telling us they plan to break our laws and daring us to stop them.  Yet they call President Trump a bully.

Who are They?  Not the proverbial They we all mention when discussing a topic.  This They is illegal immigrants from Honduras traveling in hordes through Mexico and saying they will enter the country illegally.

The group of more than 1,000 immigrants from Central America is organized by a volunteer organization called People Without Borders.  This group is marching passed Mexican authorities who should be deporting them but are looking the other way.

They have called President Trump a bully for his stance on illegal immigration.  Make sure you read that last sentence correctly.  It is not his stance on immigration.  It’s his views on illegal immigration they object too.

So, in essence.  we have a group or foreign nationals trying to dictate American policy for illegal immigration.  This should not surprise anyone but Liberals agree with them.  As I’ve stated numerous times, I am not a fan of President Trump.  However, the man takes action and stands up for the American people.  He gets things done.

 

He announced the U.S. military will secure the southern border.  The plan being considered by the White House is to mobilize the National Guard and protect our borders until a wall is built.

It’s a great move by President Trump on two fronts.  First, he is sending a clear message to illegal immigrants that this is not your Liberals policy anymore.  Second, he is sending a not-so-subtle- message to Congress about the consequences of their inaction.

You will hear the news outlets screaming about this draconian measure and how President Trump is cold-hearted.   What you will not hear is the following presidents have, at one time, ordered the National Guard to defend our borders: Reagan, both Bush presidents, Clinton and Obama.

You will start reading heart wrenching stories of these poor illegal immigrants getting hurt by the big, bad U.S. military.  What you will not hear is that President Trump is doing exactly what a president should be doing: protecting the nation.

You will not hear anything about Congress sitting on its collective hands and not doing anything to help stem illegal immigration.  Congress will not act.  President Trump will.  I admired President Reagan.  I did not agree with some of his policies but I loved the fact that he took action.

President Trump takes action.  I’d rather have a politician take action than simply talk about what can be done, what should be done, what will be done but, in the end, nothing gets done. In this case. Something is being done and it’s time we replace the talks in Congress with doers.

 

 

 

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Liberal Logic is the masking of facts with emotional pleas while disregarding the truth

He was catlike.  Quiet. Nimble on his feet and made no sound as he snuck into the back yard.  He had everything he needed to break into the house and steal whatever he can find.   Just as he approached the back door he saw a “No Trespassing” sign.  He immediately stopped and, although dejected, walked away.

Sounds ridiculous right?  What self-respecting criminal would be stopped by a mere sign?  Probably the same kind of crook that would be deterred by gun control laws and not steal a gun to commit a crime.

I have a bridge for sale for anyone who believes gun control laws will stop criminals from getting guns.

They are criminals.  Breaking the law is what they do.

However, a law-abiding citizen will be at a disadvantage by following the law.  Why are political leaders so eager to hurt those of us who follow the law in favor of those who break them?

Similarly, immigrants who follow the law and enter our country legally are hamstrung by their illegal brethren not adhering to our laws.  The last time I checked, our political leaders are supposed to be protecting citizens who follow the law and prosecuting the non-citizens who snub their noses at it.

If Liberals put the same effort into stopping illegal immigration as they do in trying to abolish the Second Amendment we would have no illegal immigration issues.  And pathetic leaders in states like California could spend more time balancing budgets than going after law enforcement personnel.

Los Alamitos, a city in California, recently approved an ordinance to opt out of California’s sanctuary city law.  In fact, council members believe that law conflicts with federal law.  Gee, this just in.

Officials in Orange County California decided to join a lawsuit from President Trump’s administration fighting the state’s sanctuary city laws.Meanwhile, Xavier Bocerra, the state’s attorney general, hinted at an arrest or lawsuit against the sheriff’s department in Orange County for working with the immigration and customers enforcement (ICE).

Think about that for a second.  A supposed defender of the law is going after law enforcement personnel in order to protect people who broke the law. That, right there, is Liberal Logic – or, written another way, complete and utter illogic.

Liberal Logic is the masking of facts with emotional pleas while disregarding the truth and trying to control others.  It’s a scary and agenda driven insatiable lust for control.  The end game appears to be control of the masses.

They want to be the Haves to our Have Nots.  A funny thing about that dynamic.  We control if they are in place to execute their plan.  I think we need to send them all home and start fresh with an all new congress.

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Respect starts with honoring the cause not the agenda

For 17 minutes on March 14 supposedly upwards of 185,000 students will walk out of their schools to honor those students killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  A minute for each victim.

It is also a protest against congress for not doing enough to stem gun violence in the schools.  The protest is organized by the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER.  A moment of silence is a nice tribute.  A protest, to me, is disingenuous and an opportunistic stunt.

Especially given the fact the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is led by Tamika Mallory, the same person who is affiliated with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.  He has recently been in the news for his anti-Semitic hate speech.  Do students really want to be associated with that type of bigotry?

So what we have here is a protest against gun violence led by an organization that associates with prejudice.  Something does not seem right.

I went to a Catholic high school and one day the teacher, a priest, walked into the classroom and started dropping F bombs. His profanity laced tirade would have made a truck driver blush. He stopped in mid curse word and simply said “That’s what it sounds like to me as I listen to you (the students) talk to each other in the hallways. How about a little respect for one another?”

That was 37 years ago and it still sticks with me. I’m happy students across America want to honor their fallen brethren from Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I would prefer, however, that it be less of a political stunt driven by a militant group. If the gesture is to honor children killed by a lunatic then why bring politics into the mix?

Leaving a school for 17 minutes is a nice symbolic gesture but it will mean nothing without concrete action thereafter.  It’s like having a bake sale to help raise money for World Hunger.  A nice idea but ultimately inconsequential.

If the majority of the students walking out really wanted to make a difference I have a suggestion.

Rather than walkout of classes, the students should agree to go an entire month without picking on that student who sits alone, is considered weird by fellow classmates, or is viewed as an outcast.

Even better, why not agree to never bully a fellow student.  If people want to make a difference, how about starting with showing each other a little respect.  We cannot change the behavior of others but we can change our behavior.  Let’s start with that.

Obviously, changing our behavior towards one another will not stop gun violence.  But it is a better action to take than making a symbolic gesture. And a far better action than being used as a pawn by an organization more concerned about advancing its agenda than the actual cause.

If the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER actually cared about the students that were killed, the walkout would simply be a moment of silence to honor a life terminated far too soon.

It’s about respect and, unfortunately, a group that pretends to want respect for women is being anything but respectful towards people.

 

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Arrogance and hype of the elite conspire to desensitize self-awareness from hubris

People will forgive most transgressions but seldom excuse arrogance.  Arrogance, however is defined by which side of the aisle one sits.

The Hollywood elite turned the 2018 Academy Awards into a one-way political commentary and then wonder why ratings were down 20 percent compared to the 2017 numbers.  The 2017 awards ceremony was down roughly 18 percent from the 2016 show which, you guessed it, was down from 2015.

The celebrities proceeded to lecture the rest of the country on morality seemingly oblivious to the fact the room was filled with sexual predators and possible rapists.  To them, the great unwashed not watching the show are the arrogant ones.  Apparently, they have trouble getting the sty out of our eyes when a log is lodged in their eyes.

Jennifer Lawrence recently said celebrities should not talk about politics in what seemed to be a rare moment of clarity. That moment quickly dissipated when she followed it up by saying “Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25 percent of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics.”

The scary thing is she takes herself seriously.  And she is not alone in her pursuit of obliviousness.  The media (AKA Thought Police) is so out of touch with reality it’s a wonder we refer it to as the mainstream.

Colin Kapernick kneels as a sign of protest and the media make him a hero yet when Tim Tebow kneels in honor of God, the media make him a joke.  I despise that Kapernick denigrates our national anthem but think he genuinely believes in his “cause.”  He has the right to free speech.  As does Tebow.  So why does the media go out of its way to protest disparage Tebow but not Kapernick?

If a white person makes a comment about a black person the media considers him or her to be a racist.  However, we do not hear a word from the media when Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down,” during a speech in Chicago this past week.

Liberals also contend a black person cannot be a racist because people can only be racist if they have influence. No. Racism has nothing to do with influence and everything to do with hate.

If a person does not want a large portion of their wages confiscated by taxes Liberals consider them greedy but believes a person who wants a handout is needy. Liberals media thinks heterosexuals are homophobes if they have the audacity to favor the term marriage be used for unions between a man and woman.

Conservatives believe in the opposite.  Yet both groups thinks the other is arrogant and cannot forgive it.

The needle is moving from a fair exchange of ideas between people to a defeat and conquer mentality.  The only thing that will accomplish is the defeat of an entire society.

 

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Logic dictates that a politician should advocate following the law

There is opinion and there is logic. The two have nothing in common but are often transposed as a means of rationalizing decisions driven by an agenda and not the brain.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf created a stir the other day when she warned illegal aliens of an impending raid by US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).  She said she had a “moral obligation as mayor to give those families fair warning when that threat appears imminent.”

Her logic for aiding and abetting criminals was to “to keep families from being broken apart.”  Is that really a logical conclusion when faced with facts?  By her logic, all criminals should not go to jail so they can stay with their families.

What about the American families that may be destroyed if one of those criminals that got away ends up robbing or killing their family member?  Are those families able to be together?  Where is her allegiance to law abiding citizens?

I do not like or condone frivolous lawsuits, but I would favor any and all families who may be negatively affected by her actions to sue her.

According to Thomas Homan, the Director of ICE, the illegal immigrants targeted were those with convictions for assault and battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI, among other offenses.

We are not talking about fine, upstanding citizens here.  We are not talking about the nice illegal immigrant who only wanted a better life for his family and felt there was no other choice but to break and enter into our country.  I understand that action but still do not excuse it.

We are talking about people who have already proven a propensity to break our laws – over and above entering our country illegally.

And that is where I do not understand the logic.  No one is saying we do not want immigrants in America.  We want them to enter the nation the way millions of others have done it….legally.

For Schaaf, a mayor sworn to defend her constituents, to ostensibly serve as a lookout for criminals is absurd.  Where is Congresswoman Maxine Waters on this issue?  She rants about wanting to impeach President Trump with the lamest of “high crimes and misdemeanors” but is silent when a mayor actually helps criminals continue to break our laws.

Homan said the Department of Justice is “reviewing” whether Schaaf broke any laws.  I hope they determine she did and arrest her.  She can then share a prison cell with one of her illegal immigrant friends so she can get to know them better.

Both parties are to blame for the inaction on this issue.  I get tired of the rhetoric about making America safer by keeping illegal immigrants out because it’s getting to be too much hype.  However, logic dictates that if you have less criminals in a country, the country will be safer.

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Things will begin to change when we become intolerant of intolerance

As I approached the door I instinctively opened it and allowed the woman behind me to go first.  I was met with a death stare and admonished for implying she was too weak to hold her own door.  This was my freshman year in college back in 1981.

My intent was to be a gentleman but she perceived me as an oppressive male chauvinist pig.  It’s a naïve thought but for the better part of my life I have believed if you do the right things the right things will happen.  But as the years have passed, people being ungracious is becoming the rule and not the exception.

Tom Brady stomped off the field like a little brat without congratulating Nick Foles after the Super Bowl.  There is no excuse for being a poor sport and his decided lack of character says more about him than his football talent.

The hosts of a The View recently mocked Vice President Mike Pence for his religious views.  It appears tolerance to them means everyone must adopt their view.  The arrogance and hubris of the hosts is lost on them because, like most of the media elite, self-awareness is not their strong suit.

Andrew Pollack lost his daughter in the Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School massacre.  Before he learned her fate he was photographed frantically looking for his daughter. If ever a time called for compassion and empathy this was it.  Yet he was mercilessly mocked on Twitter because he was wearing a Trump T-shirt.

Some people suggested he was to blame because his vote for Trump paved the way for gun nuts to shoot up schools.  That’s sick logic.  Yet, these same people lecture the rest of us to be compassionate and understanding for everyone except Trump supporters.

Just last week, Lauren Duca, a columnist for Teen Vogue, made vile comments about the Rev. Billy Graham after news of his death was reported.  She called him “evil” and compared him to a piece of fecal matter apparently oblivious to how those two comparisons reflect more on her than him.

Her behavior epitomizes the dangerous path we are treading.  She is so consumed by her own agenda, her own worldview that she lost sight of common decency. What kind of person can act so despicable in one of the worst moments in a family’s life?

 

It’s hard to know how this lack of decency became so prevalent in our society. Back in 1981 it was harmless rudeness from a woman more focused on making a point than accepting a kindness.  Today, it’s an all-out war between people, races, political parties, nations, religions, and classes.

It seems people are no longer able to have a civil discourse on any topic.  If your opinion is different than the mainstream you are branded a racist, bigot, xenophobe, homophobe, or any whatever-phobe.  The vitriol has reached a fever pitch.

Those intolerant of another opinion do not care about doing the right thing.  They only care about doing the right thing for themselves and therein lies the problem.  It boils down to people only caring about themselves and not the greater good.

History is rife with examples of what happens when a population becomes decadent. Unfortunately, history tends to repeat itself because people never learn.  Or can they?  At some point we will become intolerant of intolerance.  When that happens depends on us.

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Public Service is really private service for politicians

And the media and Liberals wonder why a large percentage of Americans do not trust them.  For more than a year we have been inundated with anti-Trump propaganda and when you sit back and look at the facts, it gets scary.

We are told that President Trump and his campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.  Without any facts, the media and Liberals took the presumptive approach that the story was true.  We now know, there is a high probability the allegations are wrong.

It seems the FBI and DOJ purposely misled the FISA court by not revealing the main “evidence” used to secure the approval to surveil the Trump campaign was paid for and came from his political opponent.  Think about that for a minute.  If I’m a media person isn’t that the story and not some, pardon the pun, trumped up charges?

Even if the Trump campaign did collude with the Russians, the story is now so contaminated that any rational person will have reasonable doubt.  The media, blinded by hatred for President Trump jumped the gun and blew the story.  Liberals, unable to accept there are some in the country that do not think like them, ruined their chances of ever being believed or respected by cogent people when it comes to claims against President Trump.

In the media’s quest to prove President Trump’s use of “Fake News” is a dishonest portrayal of their craft, they proved him right.  In Liberals insatiable lust to prove President Trump is unfit for the presidency, they proved they are unfit for their seats.  How’s that for irony?

In my opinion, President Trump is not a likable person.  His bombastic nature mixed with thin skin makes his sideshow attention getting and entertaining but that is no way to lead a government.  However, I like his policies that are making a difference in our everyday life and agree with his tough stance on immigration.

With such a dichotomy, it is easy to be swayed for or against a president.  Despite my misgivings about the man I like what he is doing.  And watching the media and Liberals engage in a witch hunt against him makes me support him even more.  The media and Liberals have no one to blame but themselves.  And we all know a Liberal cannot accept blame but is adept at blaming others.

So, where do we go from here?  Not that anyone is asking me but I suggest Congress further investigate former President Obama’s DOJ.  I think the special prosecutor should close the Russian Collusion case and apologize to President Trump.  I hope the media goes back to objective reporting.  It’s the only way they can ever regain some semblance of credibility.  I think Liberals need to look in the mirror and have an honest conversation about being open to a different point of view and accept the differences in others.

At this point, you are no doubt snickering because you know what I know.  Nothing in that last paragraph will ever happen because the swamp that is Washington, DC is consumed by division, agendas, and gamesmanship and the game is to maintain power.

And all this time I thought those in public service were there to serve the public and not themselves.  Silly me!

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