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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution.
This shows a concerning level of ignorance regarding the basic principle of the Second Amendment were clearly the “security of a free State” involves warfare against tyrants or foreign invaders, meaning yes, using precisely weapons of war. If anything it’s sporting firearms that have a limited or nil combat application therefore aren’t strictly “necessary to the security of a free State”.
This serves as a reminder that gun rights should never be taken for granted and that there’s people always operating to take them away from us. The minute you relax, the minute they take a bite. Relax too much and one day you have nothing left.
Take care folks,
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Almost 250 years ago, a band of brave men and women stood up to a tyrannical government and entered into open rebellion against it.
These rebels were motivated by a desire for liberty, not wanting their lives to be controlled by a distant government which had no idea of who they were or what their lives were like. Their rebellion became a war, which they ultimately won, creating the United States of America.
The battle cry which brought those Founding Fathers to open warfare was “taxation without representation.” They were offended by the need to pay taxes to a distant government which didn’t look after their needs.
But even worse than that, they were taxed without being allowed any representation in the parliament of that country. To them, taxation without representation was tyranny, and they rose up against it.
The opening move in that rebellion was one of controlled violence. A band of rebels, disguised as American Indians, boarded three American owned and built ships tied up to Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. There, they bound the guards, and proceeded to throw the contents of 342 crates of tea, belonging to the British East Indian Company.
Why would they do such a thing? More directly, why would my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Silas Hubble (that’s five “greats”), a law-abiding subject of England, choose to partake in such an event? Because that tea carried a tax stamp. One more tax, levied by the English Crown, on colonists who were not represented in Parliament. That stamp became a symbol of the tyranny of England, calling for its destruction, along with the tea that bore it.
The Boston Tea Party became the spark which unified the colonies and started the war. Americans from all walks of life, gathered together to form an army, an army with one purpose – only that of throwing off the tyrannical rule of Britain.
Interestingly enough, the men who participated in this raid were very concerned about not breaking the law or causing damage to the owners of those ships. They did no violence to the members of the crews guarding those ships, merely binding them. The only damage they inflicted on those ships was a broken padlock, holding shut the hatch to the hold. They had to remove it to gain access to the tea, so they bought another padlock and left it for the captain of that ship.
This is an interesting contrast to the protests and demonstrations we see today, which are marked not only by their violence, but by their wonton destruction as well. Demonstrators, or more likely the paid agitators in their midst, make a point of breaking windows, overturning police cars and setting buildings on fire. Silas Hubble and his compatriots would be horrified.
Another huge difference between that demonstration and the demonstrations of today was their purpose. The Founding Fathers fought for freedom, which to them, meant freedom from government interference. But today’s protesters and revolutionaries are bound by the common thread of wanting a more oppressive government, one that cares for them from cradle to grave.
These demonstrators commonly call for a socialist form of government, not really understanding what that means. To them, socialism is the government giving them freebies.
But they fail to realize that for the government to do that, they must take that money and the individual freedom of their fellow Americans. Few of them have been on the other side of the fence, watching their paycheck diminish as the government took more and more away in the form of taxes.
Breaking from Tyranny
The American Revolution was against tyranny and those who joined in had a clear understanding of what that tyranny looked like. An overbearing government, far removed from their daily lives, was stealing from them in the form of taxes, while not giving them anything in return. That was tyranny.
So they went to war, an upstart collection of colonies against the mightiest army and navy in the world. That, in and of itself was remarkable. To think that untrained farmers and craftsmen would stand up against the might of the British government was truly amazing.
But to see them win and cast off the yoke of tyranny was even more amazing. They accomplished what nobody else thought was possible and so founded the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.
Having just broken the bonds of tyranny, the Continental Congress wanted to protect their fledgling nation from it ever occurring again. Through much hard work and thought, hammering out the details in endless debates, they crafted one of the greatest political documents of history – the United States Constitution.
The purpose of the Constitution was to define and establish the government of this new nation. It was written with certain goals in mind, amongst which was minimal central government, creating a balance of power between the central government and the states, and splitting the government’s power between three separate, but equal branches, so that power could not be consolidated in one branch or in the hands of one individual.
That is not to say that all of the Founding Fathers were comfortable with the restraints that the Constitution placed upon the government. Some wanted a strong central government, with limited state powers. But that group ultimately lost out to those who wanted a small federal government.
Another disagreement led to the writing of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. Some felt that the Constitution, as drafted, guaranteed those rights. But others did not feel so, as they were not specifically enumerated.
Ultimately, this latter group won out, and the Bill of Rights was created. Once again, its purpose was to limit government power, not to give the government power.
Remember that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects peoples’ right to keep and bear arms for purposes that include self-defense. The Second Amendment was written so you can defend yourself!
Yet when we look at Washington today, we see a massive bureaucracy, which tries to meddle in every area of our lives. The Founding Fathers would be horrified by this, as it is the last thing they ever wanted. If anything, the Constitution and Bill of Rights give more power to the “several states” rather than to the central government. Yet the central government has stolen that power.
There is nothing which demonstrates more clearly than the Civil War how state power has been stolen.
While the main motivating factor in Southern cessation was slavery, the fact that the federal government didn’t allow them to secede, but rather went to war over it, was a massive theft of state powers by the federal government. In it, the several states lost their right to determine whether they would freely associate with the rest of the nation, or not.
Were the Founding Fathers to resurrect today, the first thing they would do is scale the federal government back. The Old Executive Office Building, originally built in 1871, was erected to be the home of the Departments of State, War (Army) and Navy. Yet today, it houses none of these functions, merely acting as an annex to the White House and holding additional staff members to the President.
To those Founding Fathers, several of the departments of the Executive Branch would be baffling, seen as unnecessary or as treasonous to the American people. They had fought for liberty and to find departments of the government which were meddling in the affairs of the citizens would bother them greatly. To them, the federal government we have today, would be even worse than the government they broke away from in the Revolutionary War.
Giving our government the benefit of the doubt (something I’m not normally wont to do), I believe that some of those departments would be accepted and understood by the Founding Fathers, after explanation and reflection. But not many.
Overall, they would see them as unnecessary meddling in the lives and businesses of the American people. In the cases of things that are necessary governmental services, such as education, they would ask why that wasn’t left at the state or even local level, as it was during their time.
But no governmental department would bother them more than the infernal IRS. Considering that they had just fought a war to get out from under the yoke of unreasonable taxation, the very idea that the American people would tolerate the existence of such an organization would be baffling. It would not surprise me if they were to rush it en masse, burning the building to the ground, as soon as they were made aware of its presence.
The original Continental Congress, which published the Declaration of Independence wasn’t made up of professional politicians. Rather, it was made of farmers and businessmen, who left their homes to go to Boston and returned back home after the government’s business was concluded.
Alexander Hamilton, who presided over that Congress, was a ship’s captain, who returned to his ship and set sail, once the Congress was dismissed.
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In creating the United States of America, the Founding Fathers were breaking away from the aristocratic rule of European countries. There would be no hereditary royalty who ruled the people, but rather representatives who were elected from the communities they represented.
There was to be no permanent political class either. Representatives would be farmers, craftsmen and business owners who had earned the trust of their neighbors. They would serve in government part time, returning to their communities to run their farms and businesses.
Yet today we have a permanent political class, where most of our politicians at the federal level have spent their entire professional lives as politicians. Few of them have any other skills or know any other profession than that of governing, and because of that, they are largely disconnected from the people that they represent.
I can clearly imagine any one of the Founding Fathers facing off against Congress and using Donald Trump’s famous line, “You’re fired!” They would see the permanent political class as nothing more than the permanent ruling class in England, something that they tried to eradicate on these shores.
Balance of Power
As the Founding Fathers looked closer, they would quickly see how the balance of power between the three branches of government has been corrupted. Through the years, both the Executive and Judicial branch have stolen power from the Legislative branch, reducing the influence of Congress, while increasing their own.
The idea of governing by executive fiat was never a part of the original plan, although power for executive orders are written in the Constitution. But that was only intended to give the president power to execute laws that were already in existence; not create his own or eliminate those he didn’t like.
Likewise, the judicial branch was never given power to create their own laws by the decisions handed down from the bench. Their function was limited to determining whether the laws created by Congress had been broken or not.
Decisions such as Roe vs. Wade and the supposed right of homosexuals to marry in same sex marriages would horrify them; not just for the lack of morality behind those decisions, but because the Supreme Court was adding “rights” to the Constitution which didn’t exist.
Morality & Religion
Speaking of morality, we must remember that of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, 53 of them were Christians. Twenty-seven of them had attended seminary. This nation was founded as a Christian nation; the only one in the history of the world.
Yet, Barack Obama’s declaration that this is no longer a Christian nation is much closer to the truth than many of us would care to face. Christianity is on the decline, rapidly being replaced by Secular Humanism, Islam, the New Age movement and outright atheism.
Many of the original settlers on these shores came here for religious liberty. At that time, the phrase “religious liberty” referred to the expression of the Christian religion, not Islam, secular humanism or any of the other religions which are seeking to take over society. They were concerned about a government sponsored church forcing everyone to accept the “official” version of Christianity, as the Church of England imposed upon their society. Hence the First Amendment gives us the right to freedom of religion.
Nevertheless, the morals of today, or more correctly the lack of morals in our modern society, would be shocking to the Founding Fathers. They created this country to be a Christian country, expressing Christian values and living in accordance with the commandments of the Bible. What it has become today would be both shocking and repugnant to them.
Helping the Poor
The poor have always existed. The most ancient evidence that exists shows poor people populating the world. In fact, the vast majority of people have been poor, throughout the majority of history. Helping the poor was seen as a work for churches, religious societies and other “do-gooder organizations” (non-profit corporations).
Some of the poor were poor due to circumstances beyond their control. These are often referred to as the “widows and orphans” of history. The Christian Bible even makes reference to them, admonishing Christians to help them out.
But there were others who were poor because of drunkenness, laziness and a lack of a good work ethic. While their numbers were much lower than those of today, they existed.
In the culture of the 1700s and 1800s such people were looked down upon. Their problems were seen as something of their own creation. As such, they earned no pity and were not supported by the community. Any handouts were reserved for those considered to be “legitimately poor,” the aforementioned widows and orphans.
The idea that the government would be in the business of redistributing wealth to help the poor was something totally foreign to them. They would not understand it.
While they were all good men, who probably would have reached out a hand to help a person in need, they would never think that their taxes would be spent in such a way. They especially wouldn’t think that entitlements would become the single largest part of government spending.
Yet that’s what we have today. I can see these men admonishing citizens and especially the church, to take up this burden and remove it from the government. They would probably be some of the first to give, in order to make this possible.
In reality, the America of today is vastly different from the America of our Founding Fathers. We have come so far down the road of change, that it’s doubtful that they would recognize the country as being the one they had founded. While some of that can be written off to changes in society and technology, even without those changes, they would not recognize the country we have become.
More than anything, they would be concerned about the size of our federal government, both in the amount of wealth it takes from our economy and the amount of regulatory burden it puts on people’s lives. While some of that is obviously necessary, they could not accept it as it is.
Were the Founding Fathers alive today, we could expect a second American Revolution, and they’d be the ones to start it.
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As Mayor of our nation’s most corrupt city, Rahm Emanuel represents the ultimate politician. In a city that revels in political scandal, he’s the best of the worst. A partisan hack who toes the liberal line with the ruthlessness of a pit bull. His political “coaching tree” is a who’s who of ne’er-do-wells, miscreants and convicts. He rose to prominence by winning Rod Blagojevich’s House seat, served in the Obama White House, and replaced Richard Daley as Mayor of Chicago.
By Professor Liberty Mize, a contributing author of SHTFBlog
In a telling article in the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel speaks openly about his plan to return the Democrats to power. He does so by openly addressing the donkey in the room—that his only hope is the failure of Republicans. You get power when you earn it, or your opponents fail. He cares little about the former and is laser-focused on the latter.
“Wherever there’s a disagreement among Republicans, I’m for one of those disagreements,” he said. “I’m all for it. The president’s with Russia? I’m with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, I’m for NATO! Why? (It’s a) wedge. Wedges have to be schisms, schisms have to be divides.”
His goal isn’t to win, rather to destroy his enemies and collect the spoils. His tactics are so bad that even the left-loving publication Salon has termed him “a national disgrace”.
Why do we care? Because he’s the only Democrat who is honest about his approach. If we can learn from the Grand Poobah, we gain insight into the rest who think the same but keep their cards closer to the vest. The so-called “party of no” is back, they’ve just changed jerseys. Emanuel is the tip of the spear for a new breed of Democrat, one who only sees the outcome of the actions and is unconcerned with what it takes to get there.
So what can Republicans do to thwart Emanuel and his cronies?
Tip #1- Show Unity in Public & Refuse to Engage
Smart Republicans should simply refuse to take the bait. Stay united in public and fight your battles in private. We have a President who is addicted to knee-jerk reactions and sharing his every opinion via twitter. That will never change. But when you add a liberal media specialized in whipping up a frenzy 140 characters at a time, you have a powder keg.
What can change is the Republican reaction. If they simply refuse to engage, they can stay clean. A full 90% of Trump tweets are simply the president cocking off with little strategy or a formulated plan. He works things out by engaging, backing away and discussing. Weighing in on every tweet is a fool’s errand.
Policy debates are for debating policy. If an executive order or a budget is produced, let’s talk about that. Tweets are the opposite of serious talkers. They merely work as a stirring of the pot in the public realm. Conservatives can certainly hold Trump accountable, but should resist the urge to grandstand and challenge him when there is no policy proposal on the table. Not that he’s above reproach, quite the contrary–but style and optics matter.
Tip #2- Prove You Are Better
The election of 2016 proved two things definitively. First, that people in general prefer Republican ideals. Second, that people hate politicians and prefer a president with zero public service record to the status quo. Said another way, people are sick of the BS.
On Obama’s watch we witnessed…
- A supreme court that re-writes legislation on the fly, inventing new rights rather than simply weighing in on constitutional muster
- A justice department that uses verbal gymnastics to punish administration enemies in the name of the fabricated social cause du jour
- A weaponized IRS that targets citizens based on their religious beliefs or political leanings
- Executive orders that circumvent the legislative process in an attempt to redefine foundational things like citizenship
- The rise of Federal Judges as penultimate arbiters
The challenge for Republicans in two words—be better. Rather than emulate their enemies by fighting fire with fire, abusing executive orders and politicizing the justice department they should govern how the founder’s envisioned it. The best revenge is clean living. That is what people want, not simply the other side using the same tactics to different ends. If Republicans can do that they’ll brand themselves above the fray and EARN the right to govern.
Tip #3- Accept the Fiscal Mandate
Of the many reasons Trump won the election, perhaps the most universally popular one is an embrace of fiscal conservatism. By taking serious action on fiscal issues, President Trump can not only easily win reelection, he’ll set our financial table well into the future.
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While regulatory reform is a part of this, the nation’s growing debt and astronomical projected entitlement spending must be addressed. Three things can help with this.
- An increase to the retirement age and means-tested Social Security
- A full repeal of Obamacare AS PROMISED to the American people
- A Scott Walker-style frontal assault on government pensions and the unions
The time to tackle this is early in a first term. While conservatives may scoff at my “means-tested” language, it is a regrettable but inevitable step on the road to solvency. The AARP and others will fight any reform, by giving in on means-testing we actually have a chance to make a change.
As far as Obamacare, repeal is a political winner of an issue, yet Republicans are already set to ignore it. This is poor public policy. No “replace”, no “reimagine”, full repeal and start from scratch. As for Scott Walker, his ability to go full frontal with labor unions in reforming collective bargaining and pensions was nothing short of miraculous. It also represents a federal roadmap to setting our fiscal house in order.
How can Republicans Make American Great Again? Not by emulating their enemies, but by proving that they are different, by staying united and shoring up our finances. Too many politicians campaign simply to win elections. To defeat the Rahm Emanuel’s of the world is not to become them. Conservatives must resist the urge and instead confront head-on the many challenges of this Constitutional Republic.
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President Trump is barely three weeks in office, but he’s already having problems with the government.
That’s not too surprising, when you consider that there are more liberal Democrats working in our country’s government than there are Republicans or conservatives. There’s just something about being able to push others around and tell them what to do, that seems to attract the liberal mindset.
As we all know, the Democrat party has been in meltdown since the elections, including Democrats working in the government. They can’t understand or accept how their candidate lost, so are constantly trying to find ways to “delegitimize” Trump’s victory. When they can’t do that, they’re trying to get in his way. As Elizabeth Warren put it, the Democrat Party has become “the party of opposition.”
This has been extremely clear in the way that Democrats have approached the confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet choices. Since they know they can’t stop any of them from being confirmed by the Republican majority, they have decided to make sure that the process is as slow as possible, wasting as much time as they can in the hearings and in debate on the Senate floor.
The Hissy Fit
Why waste time having a hissy fit, when it won’t do any good? If you’re going to have a temper tantrum, by any description, do it when you have a chance of gaining something; not just a chance of looking juvenile.
But the opposition to Trump’s cabinet picks are nothing compared to the opposition to his supposed “Muslim travel ban.” One of the executive orders that Trump signed, was an order to institute Title 8, USC 1182 in regards to seven Middle-eastern countries.
This law, which has been on the books since 1952, gives sweeping authority to the president to block visas for any group of people whose entry he deems would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States. The same statute places no time limits or other requirements on the president, allowing him full latitude in this regard.
That seems rather simple to me, as a law-abiding citizen. But apparently it’s not so simple to everyone, especially to those on the left. Sadly, some of them sit on our courts and have decided to use the power of their position to thwart Trump’s efforts to protect America and American interests.
Trump and the Supreme Court
The problem is that the courts have been changing over the last 45 years. Ever since Roe vs. Wade, in 1973, we’ve seen more and more legislating being done from the judicial bench. This is in direct contrast to the purpose of the judiciary, as stated in the Constitution. According to the separation of powers established by the Founding Fathers, the judiciary is only to interpret the law, not create the law.
But this inconvenient clause in the Constitution doesn’t fit the left’s agenda. They need some method of forcing their will upon the people, when they can’t get a law passed in Congress. They’ve chosen the courts as a means to do this. Hence, Democrats have developed the idea that the courts are supposed to “correct” mistakes made by the legislative branch. In other words, they are supposed to change the law to match their political ideology, rather than uphold the law as it is written.
This has been an extremely dangerous stance for the judiciary to take, and is the impetus behind the Supreme Court ruling last year that gays and lesbians have a right to marry, even in states which have passed laws disallowing same sex marriages. In that case, the Supreme Court clearly overstepped their bounds.
While it’s a moot point right now, this is one of the major reasons why it was so important that Donald Trump win the election last November. Had Hillary Clinton won, she would have put in a liberal justice to replace Antonin Scalia, tipping the balance in the Supreme Court to being clearly liberal.
With the high possibility of appointing another Supreme Court Justice over the next few years, the composition of the high court would have been strongly liberal for the next couple of decades; perhaps even longer.
The current case is just another instance of the left misusing the courts to get their way. Donald Trump signed a perfectly legal executive order, based upon existing law. He was not the first to use that law, but this is the first time it has been challenged. In fact, all six of his predecessors have used the same law, without challenge. Clearly, there’s something more to this challenge, than a belief that the law itself is unconstitutional.
So the left took him to court, winning a stay in the execution of his order. That was appealed, but the appeal went to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, located in San Francisco. That alone should tell us the kind of justices which populate that court; but in case you’re unsure, 87% of that court’s decisions which go to the Supreme Court are overturned.
Neither the original court order or the opinion written by the circuit court address the law which Trump’s executive order was based upon. Rather, they talk about such things as financial hardship to the people who wouldn’t be able to come to the U.S. and Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail.
Apparently, his saying that he wanted to keep unvetted Muslims out of the country until a better system of vetting could be developed, is enough for the justices on the Ninth Circuit Court to read his mind and decide that his executive order was racist.
That’s about as absurd as you can get. The seven countries that Trump wrote the travel ban for, are seven countries that Obama’s administration had determined were high-risk countries.
Trump was operating on intelligence created by Obama’s administration. The court said that the government didn’t sufficiently prove that there was any risk from those countries, but there have been over 60 immigrants arrested from those countries, who were involved in plotting terrorist activities. How much more proof do they need?
But then, I think this isn’t about upholding the law, it’s about fighting against Donald Trump. Apparently, Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one who thinks she’s above the law; but the law only applies to the little people and to Republicans, not to Dems.
I have to say, this is part of the very action that the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to avoid. Their idea of separation of powers was developed with the idea of preventing tyranny in our country. Yet, what we are seeing come out of the courts now, especially in regards to modifying the law, rather than interpreting it, clearly meets the dictionary definition of tyranny: “cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.” While it’s not cruel, it sure is unreasonable and arbitrary.
This is part of what Trump meant, when he started talking about draining the swamp. This type of misuse of power is what mainstream America is tired of. When government workers abuse their power, it is always the people who get hurt; and it really doesn’t matter if those government workers are bureaucrats, politicians, or justices of the law.
There is only one right answer for the Supreme Court to take, if they are going to follow the law. That’s to uphold Trump’s travel ban. If they don’t, they are saying that the Office of the President doesn’t have the power to regulate entry into the United States, even though there are laws on the books that say he does.
But this could go much farther than that. To declare that the president doesn’t have that power, would require that they vote against their earlier rulings during the Obama era. That would have to make every executive order or action that Obama took about immigration illegal. You can’t have it both ways.
Of course, the Democrats would like to have it both ways. In their minds, Obama’s actions were legal and Trumps’ aren’t. But that’s liberal logic; it changes with the winds, to accomplish anything they want. Fortunately, the whole country isn’t run by those liberals.
What’s In It for the American People
The ideal outcome, for the American people, would be for this case to become a catalyst for reigning in the power of the judiciary. But that would require the Supreme Court taking action that would limit their own power, something that they might not be willing to do. Perhaps after another couple of conservative justices are appointed to the high bench that can happen, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Nevertheless, cleaning up the judiciary, just like cleaning up Congress and the Executive Branch is necessary to clear the swamp.
The Founding Fathers envisioned a government that was truly for the people; not one that is for those who are governing.
It’s going to take a lot of work to get back to that point; and Trump is going to need every bit of support he can get.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Well, the United States has inaugurated it’s 45th President and undergone a peaceful transition of power. Just like in past elections, life goes on and people make necessary adjustments to the new reality. What’s important is not to put too much faith in a leader and his ability to “fix” things. After all, some people […]
When Donald Trump said he was anxious to get to work in his new job, few people took him seriously. Even amongst those who voted for him, there was doubt how quickly he’d actually get to work on the items in his first 100 days agenda.
After all, we’re talking Washington, DC; nothing happens quickly there. The town is filled with a huge spring, called bureaucracy, which reverberates to its own inefficient frequency.
But Washington apparently doesn’t know how to deal with a businessman, only bureaucrats and politicians. So they weren’t ready on the afternoon of January 20th, when Trump returned from the inauguration and hit the ground running.
Before the day was out, he had signed four executive orders, which had been prepared by his transition team.
Things have continued hard and fast since then, with Trump making a start on his “Contract with America.” A few of the more noteworthy moves have been:
- Pulling the United States out of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). If you remember, that’s the trade deal that Obama’s administration negotiated in secret and expected Congress to vote on, without giving the members copies to read. If they wanted to read it, they had to do so in a secure room and return the copy they were reading when they got done.
- Putting a stop to U.S. taxpayer funding of foreign abortions. This one has gone back and forth every time there’s a change of president. Democrats order funding of those abortions, and Republicans stop it every time they are in office. Well, Trump signed that one in quickly.
- Signing an executive order on Obamacare. While President Trump didn’t repeal Obamacare, he did sign an executive order, directing the various departments of the executive branch to use as lenient an interpretation of the law as possible, when dealing with the American public. Specifically, this deals with the financial burden of Obamacare, or the individual mandate. Quite literally, it tells bureaucrats to decide in favor of the citizens, rather than in favor of the government.
- Called for a renegotiation of North-american Free Trade Agrement (NAFTA). Like the TPP, NAFTA has cost American jobs. Since jobs are a major issue for the American people, Trump is responding. Unfortunately, for Mexico, that left their president looking bad and caused a dip in the value of the already struggling peso.
- Ordered the building of the wall. This was a big campaign promise of Trump’s, and he’s lost no time in ordering it started. Relying on a law passed by Democrats in 2006, Trump has ordered that the wall be started post-haste. He’s also ordered the hiring of 5,000 more Border Patrol Agents.
- Established a freeze on federal workforce hiring. This is part of Trump’s plan to reduce the federal workforce by 20% and discretionary spending by 10%.
- Authorized the building of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota pipeline. Obama wavered on these all through his presidency, ultimately succumbing to the pressure of environmentalists. Trump, ever the businessman, authorized the continuation of these projects.
- Rescinded Obama’s “catch and release” instructions to the Border Patrol, where illegal aliens, even illegal alien criminals, were released into society, with nothing more than a court date (that most didn’t bother to attend) and a work permit.
- He’s also given the EPA a gag order, stopping posting of information and issuance of new regulations, until they can be reviewed. During Obama’s presidency, the EPA was used as a bludgeon against business, reaching the point where regulatory compliance with the EPA’s mandates, equals half of all regulatory compliance costs that businesses must bear.
- Signing an executive order temporarily suspending all travel from seven Muslim controlled countries, which are the most known for supporting and exporting terrorists.
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As anyone can see, looking at this list, Trump is holding to a hard conservative line in his early actions. He’s actually doing what he said he’d do.
According to information from the transition team, there are about 200 executive orders and actions ready for Trump to sign. While we don’t know how quickly those will be rolled out, it’s clear that the transition team put an effort in getting things ready for the new president.
Liberals have already been screaming about Trump’s actions, as they don’t follow the liberal ideology. But they’re also screaming for another reason; trying to throw the high number of executive orders in Republican’s faces, citing how those of us on the right complained about Obama’s executive orders.
A Difference We Should Be Aware Of
But most of these actions don’t really qualify as executive orders. In the first week, only four of them did. The rest are what are known as “Executive Memorandum.” The difference between those and executive orders may seem small, but it is significant. Calling them executive orders is misleading, even though Trump himself is making that mistake.
An executive order does something new, carrying with it the weight of law. As such, they are numbered and entered into the federal registry, just like any other law. But executive memorandum aren’t treated in the same way. While they may ultimately carry as much weight as a law does, they aren’t a law.
What they are is guidance to the various departments of the federal government, directing them in how to apply specific laws that are on the books.
In fact, President Obama actually issued fewer executive orders than many of his predecessors, preferring to use executive memorandum instead. But in his case, it was so that Congress would have a hard time finding his orders.
Since executive memorandum aren’t numbered, they are easily “lost” in the halls of power, so that when members of Congress ask for a copy, it’s hard to provide it to them.
While just about everything that Trump is doing has the liberals up in arms, the supposed “Muslim Ban” seems to top the list. According to the liberal narrative, Trump is discriminating against Muslims based upon their religion. But to take that stand, they have to purposely misunderstand the order that Trump signed.
Trump’s order isn’t based on the individual’s religion, but in fact bans travel to the United States by all people who are citizens of those seven countries. While the countries in question are Muslim controlled, with a majority Muslim population, they are not the only such countries around.
There are many other countries that he did not ban travel from, which are also Muslim controlled, with a majority Muslim population. But those countries are not known for exporting terrorism. The seven countries on the list were actually picked by Obama’s Administration, as they were the ones who created the list of the seven countries which exported the most terrorism. So, in a sense, all Trump was doing was something that Obama wouldn’t.
Nor is this the first time that such a ban has been put in place. Obama himself did a six month ban on travel from Syria during his first term in office. However, nobody was demonstrating against it or even talking about it, because Obama was the liberal media’s poster boy. They wouldn’t dream of saying anything so negative about him.
Changes in the White House
Trump hasn’t just been changing things in the law, through executive orders and executive memorandum, he’s also made some serious changes in the organization and operation of the White House.
Even before taking the oath of office, he changed the name of the Office of the First Lady to the “Office of the First Family,” demonstrating that his family, especially his daughter Ivanka, will have a part to play in his administration.
That’s not too surprising, considering that they have all worked as his executives in Trump Tower. But it’s disconcerting to those on the left nevertheless. They’re responding strongly to that, citing laws about nepotism and conflict of interest. But those laws don’t actually apply, as none of his family members are filling cabinet posts.
Then there’s the décor of the White House. Yes, Trump has had something to say about that as well, telling the staff to remove all Muslim signs and symbols, even from the chapel. This country was founded as a Christian country.
But the biggest change in the White House has been in the Press Briefing Room. We’ve all watched Trump’s ongoing war with the press with some humor. The mainstream media acted as shills for Hillary Clinton during the campaign, and Trump’s not likely to forget.
Worse than that, the mainstream media is still acting as Clinton’s shills, even though it’s clear that she lost and Trump is now the president. Like the rest of the liberals in the country, they can’t seem to accept the idea that their candidate could possibly have lost. So they’re doing everything in their power to make Trump look bad.
That’s not all that surprising, as the liberal press does that with every Republican president, while working to hide the mistakes of the Democrats. Nowhere was this clearer than during Obama’s presidency and Hillary’s candidacy. In both cases, they held back information that the American people had every right to know.
The war between Trump and the media is far from over. The day after the inauguration, he was taking shots at them for their misrepresentation of the crowd at his inauguration ceremony. While that might seem petty, it demonstrates how low the liberal press is willing to go. Trump won’t put up with it.
So, Trump’s staff started out with the idea of moving the press to the Old Executive Office Building, so that they could give them a bigger room. But that idea didn’t go over too well with the press. They saw it as Trump pushing them away, something that would be understandable, if not necessarily wise.
So the press are in the same little briefing room they’ve been in for years. The difference is, there’s a whole lot more of them who are receiving credentials from the White House. Now it isn’t just the mainstream media, but many conservative news sites who are receiving their credentials.
That’s making that little briefing room seem tiny; and it’s going to get worse. It’s also giving Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, a chance to rub the mainstream media’s nose in the dirt. Rather than following longstanding tradition and allowing the AP wire service and the major networks to ask the questions, Spicer is calling on conservative news outlets.
The leftist media has managed to control the narrative in Washington, simply by the questions that they ask. Even if the briefing was about one subject, they’d turn the question period to what they wanted. But now, the people who are asking the questions aren’t asking what the liberals want to know, but what conservatives care about. That means that the narrative is being controlled by conservatives, rather than liberals.
Where Will Trump Go From Here?
There’s really no way of knowing for sure exactly what Donald Trump is going to do as president; but I think we can draw a few early conclusions. First of all, we have to take into account the fact that he put forth the most conservative platform that the Republican Party has floated in 20 years.
That’s a bit surprising, coming from a man who was a Democrat most of his adult life. But it’s not, if you consider how he ran his campaign. He wasn’t following any real political ideology, right or left, per se; but rather, asking what the American people, all those millions of people in flyover country, cared about. Those are the issues that he campaigned on and those are the issues that he has covered in his Contract with America.
It looks like Trump wants to be the president for the working man and woman. Those are the people who voted him into office, and those are the people he’s committed to serve. He’s willing to be the president for all Americans, but those who voted for him come first.
Some of those who voted for him are a bit surprising. Trump is the first Republican President in I don’t know how long who earned the support of labor unions. That’s a biggie, because the labor unions have traditionally backed and funded Democrats.
But when it all comes down to it, Trump is trying to create jobs, while the Democrats are trying to create a socialist utopia. For the unions, jobs are more important.
While it’s too soon to tell for sure, based on some of the things he’s said in the last week, it appears that Trump understands where the limits of his authority are and wants to work together with Congress on the rest.
That will be a nice change. Obama’s idea of working with Congress was to give them orders and expect them to carry them out. There were countless times when he said that Congress wasn’t doing their job, adding that if they didn’t, he would do it by executive order. But in each of those cases, it was clear that he thought that Congress doing anything but his will, wasn’t doing their jobs.
And Finally, the Democrats
The Democrat Party now finds itself with the shoe on the other foot. Their populist president has finished out his term, trying to rule by the force of his own personality and will, lying to the American people constantly and using a bludgeon on the collective heads of Congress.
Obama started out with control of both Houses of Congress and now Trump has that. But in the eight years of Obama’s presidency, the Democrats lost more and more power, until they lost control of both houses. They still acted like they had control, but they didn’t have the numbers. They had to rely on the president’s pen to thwart the Republicans’ will.
The question to be seen is how they Trump uses that same advantage and whether he’ll be able to keep it. A lot is hanging in the balance.
Sixty-eight Congressmen and Congresswomen boycotted Trump’s inauguration, with many stating that they didn’t consider his presidency legitimate. Of course, they wouldn’t think any Republican presidency legitimate, but in the process, they’ve shown their true colors, picking partisanship over patriotism.
That “boycott” sent a loud and clear message to Trump, the Republicans in Congress and the American people. It went something like this: “If we can’t have our way, then we’ll take out bat and ball and go home.” Sigh; it’s sad to see supposed adults acting so childish.
But this is the stance that the Democrats have decided to take for the next four to eight years. If they can’t have their way, they’ll just have a collective temper-tantrum. We can expect more of the same, expressed in a myriad of ways, as liberals and other Democrats continue to “demonstrate” against the duly elected president.
Apparently, those on the left feel that Trump is a threat to their freedom. Yet he hasn’t said one single word about taking away women’s rights, taking away LGBT rights or any of their other hot buttons.
The closest you can say that he came to that, was to say he was going to keep potential terrorists and criminals out of the country. I guess they think that’s stealing their rights.
Actually, the reason for the collective outrage of the left is quite simple; they’re listening to the lies of the mainstream media. The “fake news” machine is out in force, and it’s aimed its cannon on a target called Trump. They’re going to blast him with every malicious epitaph they can, and their blind sheeple and going to believe it.
We can expect more of the same, eight more years of the same. So stock up on pampers and pacifiers, we’ve got a lot of crybabies to take care of.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Time was, Preppers tended to be right-wingers concerned about the coming social collapse, but since President Trump was elected, it’s left wing liberals who have begun hoarding food and seeking out futureproof shelters.
Prepping or survivalism already has tens of thousands of individual followers or groups actively preparing for emergencies. This movement even warranted a reality series titled “Doomsday Preppers” which aired on National Geographic Channel in 2012.
With a Trump administration now on the horizon, previous non-preppers have begun looking at their earthquake and backpacking gear in a new way – the beginnings of a survival kit. This was the case for San Francisco based Liberal Jim Ray. He told Buzzfeed, “The world in general feels more tumultuous than it did, in a lot of ways. For liberally minded people, the election made that a reality in a way that it wasn’t before.”
Other Liberals are moving beyond simply stocking up their backpacking kit, adding foreign visas and unregistered vehicles to their prepping checklist, according to the Buzzfeed article.
Although left wingers are generally against stocking up on ammunition and guns, The Liberal Gun Club has seen an increase in paying members over the past few months. This group provides a voice for gun-owning liberals, breaking the stereotype of only right wing enthusiasts owning guns and ammunition. Not only this, but gun transactions reached a record high on November 25th shortly after the election result, according to The Trace. Although this could be due to stockists lowering prices to increase their sales.
Liberal Prepper Facebook groups have also begun growing in popularity and number. One group has nearly 1,000 members on the social media site.
On the other hand, some Conservative preppers have relaxed their prepping since the election. But other right wingers are cautioning against this, regardless of political opinion or viewpoint, a new president isn’t going to prevent a natural disaster or grid power outage. Therefore, prepping is still an important and vital part of many peoples’ lives. Only now, preppers can no longer be described as predominantly right wing, President Trump has seen to that.
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Unsurprisingly, the left’s attacks on President-elect Trump haven’t stopped or even slowed down. In their never-ending search for justice, they have taken upon themselves the burden of finding fault with everything he does and even things he doesn’t do. In that regard, they are glad to assume the worst of our incoming president and accuse him of things, before he has a chance of doing them.
While most of those attacks mean nothing, there is one attack that is of interest and perhaps even concern. That is, the potential of there being a conflict of interest between Trump’s presidency and his many business holdings.
If nothing else, that’s keeping liberals busy, especially liberals in the media. They’re spending so much time slamming Trump for made-up news, that they aren’t able to do anything effective against him.
Perhaps if they keep that up throughout his presidency, the Republican Party can actually get something done. That would be a real change for Washington.
Trump the Businessman vs. Trump the President
Trump’s presidency is unique in this, in that he’s spent his life as a businessman, rather than spending it living a life of high-class welfare, otherwise known as politics.
It seems to be fairly common knowledge that politicians pass out political favors to their donors, most of whom are businessmen of one sort or another. Yet, while that is disgusting to the average American, it’s not considered a conflict of interest.
Apparently it’s not even considered that when it is taken to the extreme that Bill and Hillary Clinton have, using their own non-profit corporation and its overseas subsidiaries as a means of funneling money into their pockets in exchange for political favors. Even so, the same people who willingly turn a blind eye to the immoral activities of the Clintons, are hot on the trail of anything they can find, which they can use to claim a conflict of interest in Trump’s case.
I’ve got to say, with a worldwide corporation, his connections to foreign governments, as well as his connections to various banks, it would seem that there is ample opportunity for there to be such a conflict. Most disturbingly, there could be a conflict of interest between Trump’s relationship with a foreign government and his responsibilities as President of the United States.
The simple solution, of course, is for Trump to either divest himself of his business interests or to keep his hands off of them, perhaps by putting them in some sort of blind trust. He’s working on that, even as we speak; or rather, his lawyers are; but with so much money at stake, that’s not something that can be done overnight.
His family is even taking that a step further, with his daughter and son-in-law quitting the Trump corporation, so that they can work with him in the White House. His son-in-law is going to be working as some sort of an unspecified senior advisor, and his daughter will be working in the office of the First Family, which is the newly renamed Office of the First Lady.
It has to be costing Trump and his family to be making the moves they are. Trump has already stated that he isn’t going to accept his salary as president. But now it’s costing him more than that, just to try and eliminate any potential conflict between his presidency and his business. Yet, he is paying that price as well, in addition to the millions of dollars of his own money which he spent during the campaign.
The Sticky Ball of Wax
In a way, it’s surprising that this is even an issue. The Founding Fathers never intended for the United States to have a permanent ruling class, as we have today. Their vision, which has been passed on to us rather clearly, was for citizen legislators, who would leave their farms and businesses for the business of government, and return to them when their work in Washington was over.
I have to wonder what George Washington or John Adams would think of the stink being made of Trump’s business holdings. I think that rather than being concerned about Trump taking advantage of his position to enrich himself, they’d be glad that a citizen of such outstanding stature would be willing to leave his business interests, in order to serve the country, just as they had done.
None of the founding fathers gave up their plantations or businesses in order to serve in Washington. Perhaps that wasn’t as much of an issue back then, when the federal government was small and didn’t have its tentacles in every pie that it could find. There was no conflict, because the government didn’t meddle with farming or with business. Instead, when they served in office, they limited themselves to the powers that the Constitution gave them.
Yet, even with all that Trump and his family is doing to ensure that they keep everything above board, Democrats are salivating at the opportunity to hit him with a conflict of interest charge. Specifically, they’re planning on saying that he has enriched himself off of foreign governments.
In a strict legal sense, that’s true. Let’s say, if one foreign government employee dines or stays in a Trump owned hotel, he’s technically been enriched by a foreign government. For that matter, a case could be made that he has been enriched by a foreign government if a trail can be shown where an employee of a foreign government did business with a business that rents space from Trump’s corporation. After all, that business would be paying him rent with the money they received from that foreign government.
This merely shows what a sticky ball of wax Trump has fallen into. Current laws weren’t written with the idea of citizen legislators, simply because the country has moved from that into a permanent political class. While that isn’t in line with the intent of the Founding Fathers, it is the situation that we, and most especially Donald Trump, find ourselves in.
But then, we can say “so what” to those accusations. If Trump makes a profit, it will be because the things he is doing are good for the country as a whole, not just for himself. I’m sure that if he tries to use his office to further his business dealings, the Democrats won’t have to impeach him… the Republicans will do it for them. So, there will be plenty of eyes on Trump, to make sure that he stays above board.
Besides, how do the Democrats think they’re going to succeed in impeaching Donald Trump? There have been cries of “impeachment” for Obama for the last six years. Yet he made it to the end of his second term, without being impeached. Why? Because the Republicans never held enough seats in the Senate to ensure success. They would have had to have the assistance of about a dozen Democrats, and the Democrats are too good at marching in lockstep to allow the impeachment of “their” president.
Likewise, the Democrats would have to have the help of a similar number of Republicans. I seriously doubt that’s going to happen, even though Trump has plenty of enemies in Congress. Allowing an impeachment of Trump to go forward would be akin to conceding the election to Hillary, even after she lost.
Cooperating with the Democrats on this would be to say that they were right all along. It would also be an admission that their party is out of control and needs to be reigned in, reigned in by the Democrats.
While there are plenty of RINOs in Congress, I think that this is a line that even they won’t cross. Doing so in the current political climate would be political suicide. They could start looking for a house somewhere outside of Washington, because the voters would remove them as quick as they could.
Ultimately, it’s the voters, We the People, who hold power in this country. We proved that in November, voting in a man to be president, who the entire Washington establishment, including the media, opposed. For the first time in living memory, we rose up and took our place as the true owners of this country. As such, we sent a clear message to Washington, that we are fed up with their shenanigans.
Granted, they haven’t all gotten that message yet, but it was sent. The more astute of them have gotten the message, loud and clear. As for the rest, I believe that given enough time, they’ll get it too. If not, we’ll just have to make the message a little more direct and a little more personal.
After all, we’ve learned our lesson too. We know how to send that message.
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The ending of Obama’s presidency and the beginning of Trump’s will be a dividing line for many things in our country and her politics.
For the last eight years, Obama has been pushing the country more and more liberal, more and more socialist, and more and more into supporting minorities and even terrorists. In many ways, he has pushed the country away from its roots.
With Trump at the helm, we can expect to see many changes, some of which will steer our country back towards its foundation as a Constitutional Republic, I hope.
As per usual, the Democrats have been attacking that, based upon their belief that the Constitution is a living document that should be rewritten to satisfy the whims of every generation, more specifically, the whims of whichever special interest groups the liberals are supporting in that generation.
Another area where we can expect to see massive changes is in foreign relations. Everyone knows that Obama’s foreign policy was disastrous, causing the rise of ISIS as well as Russia’s current preeminence on the world stage.
The World Needs a Strong America
The world needs a strong America as the guardian of freedom and self-determination, and we haven’t had that for the last eight years.
Not only has Obama’s administration failed to provide strong leadership on the world’s stage, they have weakened our military, as most Democrat administrations do. Without the deterrent of American military power, we end up with adventurers who want to reshape the world to their own likeness.
Obama’s parting shot at Israel is perhaps the most telling of all. Ever since the recreation of the nation of Israel, in 1948, the United States of America has supported and defended the small nation. While we have not actually done so militarily, we have defended them in the United Nations, where they have come under constant attack.
Yet now, rather than block a UN Security Council Resolution against Israel, as we’ve done many times in the past, the United States abstained, allowing the resolution to go through. Not only did we abstain, but there are reports that the Obama administration actually helped create the resolution in the first place.
In other words, as a nation we have turned out back on Israel, a long-time ally, as well as the only democracy and the only non-Muslim country in the Middle East.
It’s necessary to note here that this was a unilateral move by Obama’s administration, without the backing of Congress. In fact, Congress has already drafted a bill to condemn the resolution and to cut funding from the United Nations if it is not withdrawn, an action which I’d say is long overdue.
Trump is already showing something that the world expects to see from an American president. He is making no bones about who the big kid on the block is and flexing some diplomatic muscle in reminding the world of that. Don’t misunderstand me here, he’s not war mongering, but making the U.S. position clear, reminding the world that we’re still the big kid on the block.
This goes for both enemies and friends. During the campaign, Trump reminded the European Union of their responsibility in NATO, stating unequivocally that the U.S. government expects them to hold up their part of the bargain. This is probably a first, as Europe has depended heavily on U.S. protection, ever since World War II.
Some world leaders have already reached out to Trump, indicating a willingness to work with him. Most notably, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin have extended the hand of friendship. However, not all of the world’s leaders are happy with his ascension to the office of President, as North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un has made clear.
Democrats have complained extensively about Trump’s lack of foreign policy experience, especially during the campaign, when they were trying to use that as a talking point in favor of Hillary.
But the truth of the matter is that nobody has experience in diplomacy at that level, until they are thrust into it. Barack Obama surely didn’t, nor did his predecessor. Foreign policy at the presidential level is something that has to be learned on the job.
I think Trump has a slight advantage there over most politicians, simply because he has had business dealings all around the world. So, while he may not be used to negotiating a peace treaty with a foreign power or in using the military to support America’s stand on a particular issue, he is used to international business negotiations. That plays in his favor, I’d say.
So Putin has extended a hand of friendship towards America and Trump has responded in kind. That seems to be quite different than Putin’s attitude towards Hillary Clinton, who he said would cause a nuclear war. Better peace than that, I am sure.
Yet for some reason, liberals, who are supposed to be the ones who avoid war and want peace, are upset that Trump is willing to talk to Russia and even work together with them towards solving the world’s problems. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? Aren’t we, as the free world’s leaders, supposed to foster relationships with other countries and work together for the betterment of all mankind?
How is it that people who applauded Obama’s initiative to reach out to Cuba are demonizing Trump for his initiative to reach out to Russia? Cuba is still a communist country, while Russia seem to embrace democracy. Doesn’t that alone mean that we should form an alliance with them? No, we don’t have to agree with everything they do; nor do we have to trust them fully; but we should be willing to work with them towards making the world a better place.
Trump has made it clear that he’s willing to do that; and I, for one, applaud him for that.
I firmly believe that, as a country, we should be willing to befriend any other country who is willing to befriend us. But at the same time, I believe that we should keep one hand on our wallet and the other on our holster, because we don’t know the motives of those other countries.
One way that a new relationship with Russia could be proven is in the case of Syria. Russia has backed President Assad, even though there have been reports of them pressuring him to resign and turn the county over to others. But Assad and the U.S. haven’t seen eye to eye. How Russia handles that, especially as part of the larger job of dealing with ISIS, could be a very good indication of how our two countries can work together.
And ISIS is truly the big issue. Just as NAZI Germany was the big threat to the world, almost a century ago, extremist Muslim aggression is today. While ISIS isn’t the only group of Muslim extremists out there, they have grown to be the biggest. As such, they are the number one threat that the United States and Russia need to deal with. How we deal with them is something that has yet to be determined.
While I am not looking forward to the idea of sending Americans to fight another war in the Middle East, I think it might be necessary.
Unless the world is willing to accept the killing of large numbers of Muslim non-combatants as a cost of doing war, someone is going to have to send in troops to defeat ISIS. It can’t be done from the air. While there are various groups in the Middle East who are fighting against them, they aren’t enough. A larger military presence is needed.
The real question is, what part will the U.S. play in that? Will we be forced to put boots on the ground once again, or can we win this war without taking that step? Regardless of what anyone says, wars are not won by navies and air forces, they are won by the infantry. Everyone else just supports the soldier on the ground, with a rifle in his hand.
Trump supports our military, so I hope he’ll be working to strengthen it and quit using it as a sociological experiment. Even so, it will take years to fix the damage that has been done to it. Sending out troops off to war right now, in the condition that they are in, would mean a higher casualty rate than we’ve seen for quite some time.
While I expect that Mr. Trump would send them off if necessary, I also believe that he won’t send them unless he has to. I want to believe that he respects them too much to throw away their lives for nothing.
All in all, I think we can expect America to regain our place in world leadership. I think we can also expect some people to resent that, complain about that, and even fight against it.
But when push comes to shove, the U.S. economy is the strongest in the world and the U.S. military is as well. That’s a pair that’s hard to beat.
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We’ve seen many troubling trends over the last eight years, as President Obama has worked to bring about his “fundamental change of America.” Most of those have had to do with remaking our country more liberal and more dependent on the central government, preparing for the eventual transition to complete socialism.
But that’s not the only area where he’s sought to change our country. Perhaps one of the most dangerous and most long-lasting areas of change that he’s fostered has been in creating division between different groups of people.
I hope that many of Obama’s initiatives will gradually disappear over the next year, washed away by Trump reversing Obama’s executive orders or Congress passing laws to undo the changes that Obama’s administration forced upon the American people.
So, sadly for Obama, much of his legacy is going to follow him right out the door.
Some Things Can’t Be Undone
There are things which won’t go away, no matter how much we wish they would. It will take a lot of work on Congress’ part to eliminate all the massive regulations that Obama has promulgated.
While some can just be eliminated by a short bill going through Congress, others will require more detailed work, as parts will need to either be left in place or replaced by something else.
As Albert Einstein said, “Problems cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them.” I think we can safely add that they can’t be solved with the same level of work either. Nor can they be solved in the same amount of time.
Changes to society, such as the growth of the entitlement mentality aren’t easily changed and when they are, it is through the work of years, not simply by passing a bill or signing an executive order. Granted, the entitlement mentality has been growing over years as well.
I remember running a food bank 30 years ago and seeing the attitudes of some of the people, even back then. But what has changed is the way that the entitlement mentality has permeated society, especially the younger generation. Getting rid of that will be no easy task.
But the biggest part of Obama’s legacy will end up being the division that he’s caused in our society. He has single-handedly erased over 60 years of progress in racial relations, taking us back to the 1950’s. The problem now isn’t so much the stain that he created, but the fact that he’s leaving it behind.
Unity is always much harder to create than divisiveness and we have much more divisiveness now than we need. But rather than talking about bringing unity to the country, Obama is spending his last days helping to form more divisiveness. Nor do his followers want to seek unity.
Black Lives Matter and the New Black Panthers have already said that there’s no way they’re going to meet with President Elect Trump. They’d rather spend their time looking for new places to protest and new things to destroy.
They’re blaming their refusal on Trump, of course, citing his “racism” without any other reason than the left stream news media calling him that. But then, he’s a conservative white man, so according to the left’s definition, that automatically makes him racist, no matter what he does.
Video first seen on Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN.
But that sort of attitude doesn’t solve anything. If it does anything, it helps ensure that racial division continues and problems aren’t solved.
Contrary to the popular opinion that Trump’s election to the presidency is some sort of a “whitelash,” most conservatives think little about race. They deal with people as individuals, not as members of a specific race. About the only time they even mention race is to describe someone, about like mentioning their hair color.
That’s not to say there is no racism in this country, because there is. There are people on all parts of the political spectrum who still haven’t gotten the word that we’re all part of the Human Race. They hate people with different colored skin, just for their skin color, just like some black people hate white people for theirs.
But, those people are in the minority. While they still exist, there are not enough of them to make a major impact on our society. The media has blow the few that do exist out of proportion, turning them into the “Boogeyman” for colored people and other minorities. They’ve labeled the incoming president with this label too, causing people to turn against him, without even giving him a chance.
So Where Is This Taking Us?
Can we get back to a more unified front or is the United States destined to remain divided? That answer really doesn’t lie with you and I; nor does it even lie with the incoming president.
You see, there are those who want division in our society. It’s really an old military strategy; divide and conquer. They are dividing us so that they can conquer each little portion of American society, one at a time.
That also explains why there is so much emphasis to vilify white conservative males. In doing so, they are attacking what has historically been the strongest part of our society; the one that brings prosperity and change to our culture.
Manhood is under attack from all sides, most especially from Hollywood. It is no longer “chic” to be a man or even be masculine. In fact, men are told by a million subtle messages that they are supposed to be useless wimps. Then, liberals are working overtime to show how those useless wimps are the root of every problem in society.
Make no mistake about it; this is an all-out attack from the left. They want to destroy white men, so that there is nobody left with the strength and authority to protect society. Then they can easily pick off the rest of the groups we have in our mixed society. Ultimately, they can destroy every group, turning them into nothing more than leeches, dependent upon the nanny state and the central government for everything they need.
But it’s all based upon keeping society in division. If they can’t do that, they can’t gain the control they want. It is quite literally the key to their remaking the world into their image. Obama wasn’t causing division just to create division, but rather was doing so as part of a larger plan.
As long as there are people who want to control the world, or change it over to their own image of the world, there will be reason for them to keep us, the people of the United States of America divided.
Not everyone sees this or even wants to see it. Many don’t have a large enough vision to even try to see it. They are wrapped up in their own lives and their own concerns, which is enough for them. But those concerns are often created by others, such as the lamestream media, and can work to help further the division. But it keeps them so occupied that they can’t be part of the solution.
The only way we’re going to take a step back from divisiveness and work our way back to unity is if we, the common people, stop listening to the voices calling for division. But that takes people on both sides of the issue to stop. It takes two sides to make peace, but only one side to make a war.
Donald Trump has said that he wants to be a president for all Americans. I believe him for now. He got to be president without taking money from big donors who would try to get something in return. What he didn’t finance himself in his campaign, came from common people, giving small gifts.
That’s a unique opportunity, as it is probably the only time in our lifetime that we’ll see a president in office, who isn’t beholden to big money. He’s shown that he’s willing to listen to any side of an issue and willing to work together with people who are not of his party. That’s something rare in today’s political climate.
So, as far as he’s concerned, there is hope. Now what we need is enough others to hop on board and come into agreement with working for the good of the country, rather than just the good of their own special interest group.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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As 2016 draws to a close, it almost feels as if an era is ending.
The long and brutal election campaign that we’ve all survived through is finally over, with Donald Trump beating out Hillary Clinton both on November 8th and in the final vote by the Electoral College on December 20th.
While the Democrats are still having trouble accepting this fact, it signals a real change in the direction of our country.
The election is significant in that it has taken the progressive liberals out of power. For the last eight years President Obama has been running roughshod over conservative values, helped along by a feckless Congress who didn’t want to stand up against him on anything.
It was one thing when the Democrats controlled Congress as well; but when they lost first the House and then the Senate, it didn’t seem to make a lick of difference.
But now we have a new President-elect, who is making noises like a conservative. It should be giving hope to those of us who believe in the U.S. Constitution. Even if Trump only manages to do half of what he’s said he wants to do, it will make a huge difference for our country.
But not everything that happens to our country is under the control of the President, no matter who he is or what political party he belongs to. While the president gets the blame and the credit for everything from the weather to nuclear war, in reality there are other forces in play. As anyone in the military knows, the enemy gets a vote too.
So, what can we expect to see in this new year? In truth, there’s a lot; and not all of it is going to be good. But, like all of life, we’ve got to be ready to take the good with the bad and make the best of it in our own lives.
Liberal Temper Tantrums on the Rise
The Democrats have already proven that they are not about to accept their loss.
Elizabeth Warren has already introduced a bill, making it easier for Congress to impeach the new president, due to his many businesses. Essentially, if his companies make any money which can be traced to foreign governments or foreign political figures, they can impeach him.
In a way, this is somewhat humorous, considering how much money Hillary Clinton made in her “pay to play” scheming as the Secretary of State. Perhaps Warren’s new law should be tested out on her first. But then, there’s little risk of it passing, as both houses of Congress are controlled by Republicans.
Compared to other liberal protests to the election, this one is actually mild, and I’m not concerned about it. What does concern me is the more violent protests for which groups like Black Lives Matter have become known. That group, in particular, has already stated that they will not meet with Donald Trump and want nothing to do with him. Instead, they’d rather spend their time and energy in holding more protests and destroying more property.
The Democrats and other liberal groups are going to keep themselves busy obstruction everything that Trump and the Republican Congress tries to do. That’s to be expected.
But the real issue isn’t what will be happening in Washington, but what will be happening in the rest of the country. It is there that the protests and violence might occur.
War Between Trump and the Mainstream Media
The mainstream media blew it on this election; there’s no other way to put it. Not only was all their pontification and their polls wrong, but they bet on the wrong horse to win.
In working so hard to see Hillary Clinton elected as the next president, they’ve shown their true colors, as nothing more than a liberal propaganda machine.
In the process, they made an enemy out of Donald Trump, attacking him while giving Clinton a free ride on everything. From what I saw in the campaign, making an enemy out of Trump is not something to be taken lightly. Yet they still haven’t seen the error of their ways.
The last press conference that Trump held was on July 27th, the third day of the Democrat Convention. Through the three presidential debates and winning the election, he hasn’t taken the time to meet with the press. Rather, he has used social media and the alternative media to talk directly with the American people, totally bypassing the left-leaning propaganda machine called the mainstream media.
While he hasn’t had a press conference with the media, he did make time to hold an off-the-record media summit with a number of media big shots in November. I don’t know what the media representatives were expecting, but the meeting was described as a “firing squad.” I have a feeling that they missed the part where he said his famous, “You’re fired!”
I wouldn’t be surprised if he continued like this. If there’s one thing that Trump is, he’s strong. He’s not going to be the first to cave; and in his eyes, he’s got nothing to lose.
In a way, Trump’s handing of the media has been highly amusing to me. For as long as I can remember, Republicans have feared the media and their attacks. Then here comes Trump, manipulates them to give him free coverage throughout his campaign, and then essentially fires them, bypassing them all together to speak with the American people.
Dismantling of Obamacare
Of the many things which President-elect Trump has promised to do in his first 100 days in office, one that has given the most hope to the American people is the elimination of Obamacare.
Republican lawmakers have been trying to do that since 2011, but with Obama in office, haven’t been able to. Now, with a Republican controlled Congress and Trump in the White House, we can expect to see it fall apart, bit by bit.
I say fall apart because at this point in time, it will be necessary to replace it piecemeal, rather than just nullifying it. There are too many people who would be hurt by a repeal; people who are on Medicaid, people who were uninsurable before Obamacare, and people who have bought insurance under Obamacare who would lose their insurance again, if it was repealed.
It’s going to take some time and a lot of work, but it will be replaced by something that serves the needs of the American people, rather than just serving the needs of bureaucrats in Washington.
Then, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least to see Trump himself personally attacking the insurance companies about high premiums and deductibles.
Improvement in the Economy and Jobs
More than anything, Trump is a businessman; not only that, he’s a highly successful one. Granted, he started out with a cool million in seed money, but he managed to multiply that at least 3,000 times! More if you believe the larger estimates of his net worth. There are few anywhere who can make such a claim.
We can see already, during the transition process, that he’s bringing that business acumen into his new job as the President of these United States. It is manifest in the selections he’s making for his cabinet, as well as the meetings he’s already had with foreign leaders and others who will be important to his success as a leader.
More than anything, I hope Trump will help the economy to grow. His deal with Carrier air conditioning is just the beginning. I believe that we’ll see a surge of investment by large corporations, opening of new factories, moving some manufacturing home and startups of new businesses.
What has held the economy back for the last eight years is uncertainty. Those feelings of uneasiness started when the housing bubble burst in 2008 -2009.
But then Obama took office and they continued. With his anti-business attitudes, he has created an atmosphere where corporate boards have avoiding investing in their businesses, rather putting the money away in offshore banks, to wait and see what would happen.
Now that Trump has been elected, confidence is growing and those same corporate boards are making plans to invest in their corporations. In addition, Trump has declared war on overregulation, which will make it easier for businesses of all sizes to operate profitably in the United States.
Ultimately, what this really boils down to is an increase in the workforce and jobs for those who want them. If he couples his business initiatives with a crackdown on welfare fraud, we might even see a reversal of the current trend towards living off the government dime, rather than getting a job.
Increases in business will also require an increase in the workforce, giving those people an opportunity to make something of their lives.
A Possible Financial Collapse
While I am sure that Trump’s presidency will be good for the economy, I am also concerned. In electing Donald Trump president, the American people have given the middle finger to the elites of this world, most specifically to the one-worlders. They are concerned and they have the power to push back.
While these people try to remain in the background, with their activities hidden from public view, they do make the occasional press release or even talk to the press. One such statement emerged during the presidential campaign, indicating that the Bilderberg Group was gravely concerned about Donald Trump winning the election and becoming president.
More than anything, the Bilderberg Group is the main motivator behind the one-world movement. An extremely liberal group, it consists of a number of major banking heads, international businessmen, politicians and even members of the press, they meet annually to discuss how to turn the world in the direction they want. That direction is always towards socialism and a one-world governmental system.
These people have enough financial power to control the world’s markets. It is they, not local forces, who create financial crises throughout the world. They do so for the dual purposes of making money off the crisis and molding the world into their image.
While I am not sure how soon they will decide to act, I believe that they are going to take some major action during Trump’s presidency. It may not be in 2017, but I seriously doubt we’ll make it to 2020, without some major upheaval, something along the lines of the Great Depression.
An Increase in Extreme Muslim Terrorism
As we all know, extreme Muslim terrorism is on the rise. Terrorist acts in Europe are increasing in frequency and scope.
But that’s only a smattering of the terrorism that is happening on a worldwide basis. Those Muslim terrorists are actually more active in their own countries, than they are in western lands.
We must understand that terrorism is a form of warfare. Their purpose is to force us to capitulate and allow Muslim control, most especially the implementation of Sharia Law in our countries. In this, they are working to take over the world.
According to the Koran, Muslims are only allowed to migrate to Muslim controlled lands, unless it is for the specific purpose of conquering lands controlled by infidels. Called “hegira” this form of migration has been a major tool for the spread of Islam, every since the beginning.
Their twisting of western laws to get their way and gradually force their adopted country closer and closer to Sharia is no accident. Rather, it is a well thought out strategy, which has been used over and over again.
While Trump’s campaign promises to build the wall, crack down on illegal immigration and temporarily block immigration from Muslim countries will all help to slow the flood of Muslims who are entering our country, they can’t do a thing about those who are already hear. Nor can anything be done to stop the online recruiting of “home-grown terrorists” under Muslim control.
If anything, lessening the number of Muslims who can enter the country will merely motivate those who are already here to become more active. Many who are now sleeper agents will become active, taking a more aggressive role in attacking our country.
Iran and North Korea’s Nuclear Plans Going Forward
Trump has promised to do away with Obama’s disastrous Iran deal; but I fear it might be too late. Obama has already opened the door for Iran to increase the tempo of their nuclear research and their push towards becoming nuclear powers. At this time, it would be nearly impossible to stop them without military intervention.
One thing we could do unilaterally is to reinstate the embargos on Iran, at least as far as U.S. involvement is concerned. Perhaps this would encourage other countries to join in as well, especially European countries, and we could put an embargo in place that bypasses the treaty and bypasses the United Nations.
But it is clear that Iran will continue in their development of nuclear arms and a delivery system for them, just as North Korea is.
These two countries are the most unstable and most dangerous counties in the world today. We can be sure that we are high on the targeting list of both. While Iran might choose to go after Israel first, that’s a toss-up. They may choose to take us out of play before going after Israel. That would be a classic way to attack, something I am sure they are aware of.
If an EMP attack were ever to be committed against the United States, it would be by one of these two countries. From what I understand of North Korea’s nuclear capability, it is quite possible that they are already at the point where they could commit such an attack. Iran is still a few years away, but nowhere near as far away as I’d like.
This would actually be a “winnable” war for them, especially if they had enough nuclear capacity to take out our aircraft carriers, after the EMP attack on the country. That would cause us to lose the capability to retaliate, even if such an order were given.
A Final Word
While the world is still a dangerous place and there are many risks that we still face, I am optimistic about the future. With proper preparation and training, I believe that we can survive through anything.
In the mean time, even with all the risks, I believe we will see some improvements here at home in the next year.
The shift back towards a more conservative society will not happen overnight, nor will it be easy. As I already mentioned, the Democrats, other liberals and the media are all going to continue to be against us.
But for the time being anyway, we have the upper hand. We must be sure to make the most of the reprieve that’s been given to us.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Today, I read a Fox News article entitled, “Iranian dissidents seeking meeting with Trump.” See: (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/23/iranian-dissidents-seeking-meeting-with-trump.html). According to the article, Iranian dissidents have penned a letter to Trump urging him
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For the last 41 days, the nation has collectively held its breath, waiting for the vote of the Electoral College.
During that time, we’ve heard a constant string of excuses from the Democrat left, as to why Donald Trump should be denied the presidency, even though it was clear on November 8th that he had won the election.
Technically, the results of the Electoral College‘s vote won’t be announced until January 6th, when Congress meets in a joint session to count them.
But the results are already in and unofficially we now know that Donald Trump has officially won the election.
This presidential election has been the most controversial election ever, quite possibly in the entire history of the United States. From a field of 19 potential candidates, the Republican constituency picked a total outsider, one who had been a Democrat most of his life.
This outsider not only steamrolled his opponents in the Republican Party, but he did a fair job of steamrolling Hillary Clinton as well. Part of that can be blamed directly on the pundits, who universally held that Clinton was going to win.
In every poll and in every political report, she was far in the lead, guaranteed a chance to sit behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
Yet the mainstream media, like most other Americans, was living and working in an echo chamber. Much of their prognostication was based upon what they were hearing from other liberal reporters, pundits, poll takers and politicians. They were so convinced that they represented the majority opinion in the United States, that they failed to even look at what the people of the United States were saying; most especially, they failed to look at what conservative Americans were saying.
The silent majority has been heard from, and they picked the most unlikely of candidates, a billionaire business mogul from Manhattan.
I was never a Trump fan, but now he is my president. Therefore, I will stand and salute him, supporting him in the execution of his duties. My desire, as that of many other Americans, is that he do what is best for all Americans, unlike the president he is replacing.
If American is going to be great again, it’s time to do away with partisan politics, and go back to trying to find solutions that work for everyone. I believe that’s what Trump is trying to do.
But I can already hear the collective cry of “FOUL!” erupting across the nation. Perhaps it is so clear, simply because we’ve been hearing it for over a month now. Democrats have used every excuse in the book to explain away Trump’s win and seek out a way to overthrow the election.
Amongst the various tricks they’ve tried, has been an ongoing effort to pressure electors to become “faithless” and vote contrary to their state’s election results. While electors in many states can do this, and even have done so in the past, the people that the parties select as their electors are faithful to the party, so this effort was doomed from the beginning.
This campaign has been with constant phone calls, letters and Facebook posts to the electors. They all had the same goal, to keep Trump from getting the 270 votes he needed.
The truly crazy thing about all that effort was that even if they had succeeded in reducing Trump’s electoral vote to below the 270 vote threshold, their candidate still wouldn’t have won.
Apparently they thought that the electors would automatically vote for Clinton, raising her total vote count high enough to win. But these were Republican operatives they were calling; they weren’t likely to vote for a Democrat candidate, no matter who it was.
That’s not to say that there weren’t any faithless electors. There were. Two Republican electors in Texas chose to vote for other candidates. They didn’t vote for Clinton, but they didn’t vote for Trump either. In the end, they were insignificant. Donald Trump needed 270 electoral college votes to secure the presidency and he far outdistanced that with a total of 304 votes.
There were apparently some Democrat electors who were faithless to Hillary Clinton as well, voting for Bernie Sanders instead of her. As with the Republicans who voted against Trump, their vote was more in the nature of a protest than anything else. It didn’t change a thing, except for them personally.
The Electoral College has done what it was intended to do, once again. It has assured that the will of the people in the majority of the states was carried out. It stopped the tyranny of the majority and ensured that the citizens of all 50 states received equal representation in the presidential election.
Please note that this is clearly different than the will of the majority of the people. If all that mattered was the popular vote, then the most populous states in the Union would decide every election. We would have a one-party dictatorship, even if the actual figurehead of that dictatorship had to change every eight years.
As we saw in Hillary’s campaign, if she had won, it would have been a continuation of Obama’s policies, effectively a third term for Obama.
Yet Democrats everywhere have been crying about the popular vote, claiming that it is the only fair method of voting for a president, giving one vote per person. That complaint has been largely fueled by the fiction that Hillary won the popular election. I say it’s a fiction, because there have been three million votes discovered so far, which were cast by illegal aliens.
Of course, to the Democrats, those illegal aliens aren’t illegal and aren’t aliens. They have bought into the one world mentality, wanting to tear down our borders and allow anyone in. Part of that is allowing anyone to vote, since in their minds, there is no such thing as citizenship.
But traditionally citizenship has been defined as the right of voice and the right to vote in democratic countries. If you travel outside the United States, you have no legal standing in front of the government of whatever country you visit. You have no right to vote. You don’t even have the right to salute their flag. You are a visitor, denied the rights of citizens. That’s why citizenship is important.
Yet the Democrats would do away with that; partially to further the one-world government and partially to pad their own constituency. Democrats hope that immigrants of all types will vote Democrat, because it is the Democrat party who promises to give them freebies. It isn’t until those people become self-sufficient and are paying taxes that some of them shift over to the Republican Party.
So, if you take the votes by illegal aliens out of the popular vote count, Trump wins the popular election. Then if you take the votes cast by voter fraud out, he wins it by an even bigger margin. But that doesn’t matter. He ran his campaign to win the Electoral Vote and he did. It’s time for the complaining to end.
Sadly, that doesn’t mean that it will, but we can expect the complaints to continue. The media will be after him. Democrat politicians will be after him.
I suppose liberals on the street will be after him as well. We can expect demonstrations, riots and all the other dirty tricks that liberals use to display their displeasure.
In other words, the election of Donald Trump has not made the United States any safer than it was before. Groups like Black Lives Matter and the New Black Panthers have become used to flexing their muscles. They will continue, quite possibly joined by other liberal “organizations” who want to make their displeasure known as well.
It must be hard being part of the pampered elite. Yet those Hollywood actors, sports celebrities and college snowflakes are all going to have to learn something new. They’re going to have to learn that the world really doesn’t care about their precious opinion, once you get out of that liberal echo chamber.
Oh, they won’t quit. You can be sure of that. We will hear their complaints as we watch them work against the best interests of the country. They will continue to try to impose their will upon us. But at least for the moment, they’ve lost the clout to make that will stick.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of ISIS. Most of us have seen their atrocities on the internet or on the news, no matter how much we try not to. Who are these people that we were so blissfully ignorant of only a few years ago, how did their name become so prominent in our vocabulary and how are they able to reach so many people around the world?
By now you’ve probably heard both titles for what is undoubtedly the most notorious terrorist group in recent history but you may not know why there are two names for them or why they are different. The primary difference, believe it or not, is the geographical reach implied. “ISIS” stands for The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while “ISIL” stands for The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Levant refers to the area from Southern Turkey through Syria to Egypt and includes Israel. As you can see, “ISIL” is much more ambitious and gives them far more prestige than they deserve.
ISIS began as a small insurgent group in Iraq around 2006 but finding it difficult to gain any progress as their own entity, they moved into Syria when the Syrian Civil War broke out. Their hope was to make gains there that they could not make in Iraq but Syria proved to be difficult as well. Their problem was funding and arming their efforts which the United States would resolve for them in a few years.
It wasn’t until 2014 that they were able to obtain many of the weapons that the Obama Administration had sent to the Free Syrian Army and they were able to take their newly fitted army back into Iraq to resume their claim for fame. Though unacknowledged by most of our government, many of the so-called Free Syrian Army members were actually ISIS members. It is believed by some that the administration was aware of this and continued to arm them anyway.
ISIS first became known for their grainy, poorly produced execution videos that began showing up on the internet. Primarily showing beheadings, their cell phone videos took the news cycles by storm and they immediately saw the value of social media in trying to boost their prominence. It didn’t hurt that they were simultaneously making military gains in Iraq at the same time, with their US supplied weapons.
Faster than cities in Iraq could fall to their fighters, social media became a victim as well. Using Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Silent Circle, What’s App and messaging apps like Telegram and Surespot, ISIS was suddenly able to spread its messages of propaganda all over the world and reach millions directly. They could encourage disenfranchised westerners to either travel to Syria and join their army or stay at home and attack whatever was around them. It was cheap, easy and largely untraceable.
Many of the videos and much of the propaganda that was released online were not beheading videos rather public works projects, economic development tasks and other rebuilding efforts that were supposed to show ISIS’ commitment to the towns and villages that they were invading. They were, according to their countless documentaries and posts, the “Good Guys”.
ISIS also began releasing a magazine to the west that was thoughtfully translated into English. The name of it is Dabiq and it can be found all over the internet. Not only the most current issue but also as many back issues as you would like to read. This magazine is high gloss, well developed and carefully edited. If you could forget what you were reading for a moment, you might think you picked up a copy of Better Homes and Gardens. Of course, when you get to the bomb-making instructions you will likely be jolted back to your senses.
These magazines, and others like it, are available on multiple websites who claim to be performing a service to the world by documenting them and keeping them forever. I suppose they do not feel responsible for the actions of whoever downloads them.
It has been reported that ISIS has, in some cases, even highjacked hashtags of unrelated subjects in order to direct unwary surfers to vivid and bloody photos as they did in 2014 when they commandeered “#worldcup” (which displayed a severed head).
ISIS videos became more sophisticated and they began filming with HD cameras, blue-screens, and even began producing little graphical introductions with each film. This same time last year, it was estimated that through social media, ISIS was releasing an average of 38 new items per day.
These efforts began paying off in dividends and according to CNN, as of this past spring, 3,400 westerners have traveled to join ISIS, with as many as 250 being from the United States. As stated, those that do not travel, or cannot, are encouraged in social media to attack whatever they can at home. This, too, proved successful.
While it is nearly impossible to list every attack that is attributed to ISIS in the West, some of the notable attacks in the US are:
- April 15, 2013; Two brothers created bombs out of pressure cookers and placed them at the Boston Marathon. 3 dead.
- October 23, 2014; An attacker armed with a hatchet attacked 4 NYPD Officers in a subway, injuring 2.
- May 3,2015; Two gunmen attacked the Curtis Colwell Center during a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas. 2 dead.
- December 2, 2015; A married couple in California shot their coworkers who were throwing them a baby shower. 14 dead.
- June 12, 2016; A shooter entered a nightclub in Orlando, Florida and kills 49.
There can be little doubt that many of these attacks as well as others across the West would not have occurred had it not been for the shrewd exploitation of social media by ISIS. So the ultimate question is “Are we winning this war or losing it?” I will not pretend to know the answer to this.
If you believe what you see on television, we are winning battles in Iraq and ISIS is losing geographical territory there on a weekly basis. The problem with this is that ISIS is far more entrenched in countries other than Iraq. While their “core” countries (meaning they occupy territory) are Iraq and Syria, they are present in many more countries, making their reach astounding. They are thought to have a significant presence in Algeria, Nigeria, Libya, the Sinai Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Caucasus in southern Russia as well.
This likely means that even after the horrors presently being committed in Iraq and Syria have abated, the attacks and propaganda which rely heavily on social media will continue. As long as it continues to be effective we have to assume that ISIS will continue to see its use as a valuable tool.
So far, the US government’s efforts at counteracting the presence of Radical Islam on the internet have not been very effective. They have attempted to create Twitter accounts, run by the State Department, that encouraged would-be recruits to turn away from radical tweets and propaganda. This often resulted in philosophical arguments between the State Department and pro-Jihadis which turned out to be largely unproductive.
Their more recent efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal, are to get Islamic leaders involved in trying to undermine the draw of ISIS and other groups on young, disenchanted westerners. What makes these countermeasures so difficult is that they should be targeted to a narrow, specific demographic and it is difficult to determine what that is.
Additionally, the government has financed competitions to encourage college students to come up with ideas on how to combat this social onslaught by radical groups. While there are some encouraging signs such as fewer tweets being registered by the Islamic State, this could be because of a move to heavily encrypted messaging and not necessarily a reduction in recruitment.
The reality is that it is difficult to prevent ‘copy-cats’ or anyone else who views an extreme position or action as an answer to their own discontented lives. Some of the attacks committed under the flag of ISIS can be contributed to these type of people as well as the mentally ill. In truth, there may never be a way to counter the attractiveness of such organizations for these people.
CNN interviewed a former terrorist recruiter who told them that one of the problems with the government’s attempts to counter ISIS’ social media blitz is that the government’s videos simply do not appeal to a gaming generation the way radical videos do. Up until this point, the government’s efforts have been mostly seen in the form of something akin to slide shows. His recommendation is that the US use social media, non-stop just as ISIS does.
It seems odd to think that some wanna-be terrorist, who may be undecided about killing the innocent people around him, might be swayed by whichever side has the most ‘game-like’ videos. I would hate to think that this is our new reality but some believe that it is.
One thing is clear. Something must be done. As ISIS continues to slip terrorists into the West under the guise of being ‘refugees’, as they continue to use chemical weapons in Syria and their hateful rhetoric is still taught by many Islamic leaders around the world, it is imperative that we contain the fight to those outside of our own populations.
The Brookings Institute which is a prominent ‘think tank’ on social issues thinks that the answer might be the ability to intervene with a potential recruit before he or she reaches the final stages of radicalization. This would require friends, family, and law enforcement to be able to recognize the signs of indoctrination and does not really address the problem of the initial attraction of social media content. Until this is addressed it is likely that the recruitment will continue.
Some believe that as ISIS loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the allure of recruitment will be reduced as a byproduct of that. After all, they argue, who wants to be associated with a losing team? There may be some truth to this but do we really want to wait to find out?
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It’s been over a month since the several states of this Union held their general elections, choosing billionaire businessman Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States.
His transition team is working hard and he’s ahead of the curve in selecting his cabinet and all the other political appointees who the sitting president gets to select, creating the team he will govern through.
Looking at the people he’s selecting, it’s clear that he’s thinking like a businessman and not like a politician.
Of course, that, along with everything else that Trump does, is angering those on the left. But then, about the only way he wouldn’t be angering them, would be to pick his cabinet from a panel of all Democrat politicians.
Only then could they expect to retain some measure of control in the new administration.
Rather than regroup and try to find a way to make the best of the situation, the Democrat party seems to be in total meltdown. They, along with their followers, refuse to accept their loss and are unable to get a grasp of how to go forward.
On one hand, this shouldn’t be all that surprising. For the last eight years, they’ve been moving towards their liberal utopia. But now they find themselves in the minority, losing the presidency and not regaining control of either house of Congress. To put the icing on that cake, they continue to lose control in state governments as well.
To a truly unbiased political outsider, looking in, it’s clear that the country has rejected the progressive liberal agenda. Perhaps this was in part due to how quickly Obama was shoving it down the nation’s collective throats. The more he has pushed over the last eight years, the more the people have rejected him and his agenda.
We can see this in how the Democrats lost first the House of Representatives, then the Senate and finally the Presidency.
Those on the political left can’t see that. Like a collection of Soviet ideologies of the defunct Soviet Union, gathering to discuss the writings of Marx and Lenin and wanting to prove their own political purity to each other, our modern progressive liberals are convinced of the veracity of their beliefs.
They are unable to see the possibility that others might reject those beliefs in the face of objective reality.
There is a religious overtone to much of the left’s beliefs, which is actually rather funny, when you consider that they reject religion, especially Christianity, at its root. Yet, like followers of some East-Indian guru, they accept the party’s ideology, without question.
Part of that is being convinced of their own superiority. To hear them speak of it, they are better, smarter and better looking than anyone else, giving them the natural right to rule. They also believe that they are in the majority, because their voice is the only one that is heard. But the truth is that they just have big mouths. According to a study by pew research, conservatives outnumber liberals.
The thing is, the left thinks that they are the majority of Americans simply because they are the only ones who are heard. Between being noisier than those on the right and having control of the mainstream media, the left has the ability to make it appear as if they are the only voice out there. But they’re not; the election proved that.
By kicking out the progressive political control of our country, we, the American people, sent a strong message to Washington.
Of course, for that message to do anything, it has to be heard, and that’s where the Democrats are having a problem. They are so convinced of their own right-ness, that they aren’t listening. They are floundering around, a month after the election, still trying to find something to blame their loss on.
That’s why we keep seeing all these crazy stories about Hillary winning the popular election, Jill Stein demanding a recount, Trump being elected as being some sort of “whitelash” against Obama, “fake news” and now, Russia hacking into the election system and stealing the election from Hillary.
Forget about objective fact, they’re grasping at straws. If they can’t be the ones who are wrong, then there must be someone else they can blame their loss on.
Nancy Pelosi herself, said that the Democrat Party didn’t see any need to change. That’s clear, because they just renamed her to another term as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. Why change what’s working, especially when it’s… uh… not working.
But this cloud of inability to face reality may have a silver lining for those of us who are not part of the liberal camp. If they can’t see their own problems, there’s little chance that they’re going to figure out how to fix them. With that being the case, we don’t have to worry much about a Democrat resurgence anytime soon.
Now, I have to say that the Democrats aren’t the only ones who suffer from this problem; I’ve seen it in the Republican camp as well. For years, Republicans have nominated RINO candidates, with total confidence that their conservative voter base would vote for that candidate, as a vote against the Democrat nominee. But they did that willingly and knowingly, not due to blindly following an ideology that was taking them down a road to destruction.
Are We Seeing the End of the Democrat Party?
All the things I’ve mentioned before brings us to the question of whether we are seeing the end of the Democrat Party. While there are many who would like the answer to that question to be a resounding “Yes,” I’ll have to disagree.
While the Democrats are in the minority today, they are far from defeated. They can and will come back.
Part of that will be because of the American people and how society has changed over the last few decades. The entitlement mentality of today plays very well into the Democrats hands. With the vast number of people who are sitting on their backsides with their hands out, the Democrats will always have a strong voting bloc who will vote for them, no matter what.
There are too many people who count on government handouts to survive, who will vote Democrats just to get those handouts.
Another part is the short political memory of the American public. Right now, Republicans and even conservatives are crowing because Trump won. But the high emotional energy which carried Trump to victory won’t last. It will dissipate long before the next election, leaving a vacuum that will give the Democrats another opportunity.
That is, it will give the Democrats an opportunity if they can put together a strategy for dealing with Trump as President and both houses of Congress in Republican hands. Right now, they’re too busy looking for safe spaces to do much of anything. But that will probably end, eventually.
In the mean time, they have absolutely no idea of how to deal with their loss. Democrat politicians aren’t walking in lockstep, because nobody is calling the cadence. Individual politicians on talk shows are disagreeing with each other, because there is no common plan coming down from above. Their disorganization offers a great opportunity to the Republican Party, especially in the opening days of Trump’s presidency.
Actually, the longer that Democrats remain disorganized and without a strategy, the better for Trump. Especially for his critical first 100 days in office, that disorganization is an important part of Trump’s potential for success. After that, who knows?
Unlike the Republicans, the Democrats don’t have a strong bench of leaders, sitting on the sidelines, waiting to be called into the game. At the moment, the only potential contenders for the 2020 election that they have are Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. Neither of them look like very strong candidates to me.
In the meantime, there’s a lot to do. Liberals have done much damage to our country; its’ time to undo as much of that as possible. While that will probably take more than eight years, we’ve got to start. It will be interesting to see how the country changes over the next eight years.
Maybe we’ll even be able to reinstill some conservative values back into society. A good start on that would be for those of us who have been hiding in the woodwork to come out and make our voices heard. Yes, I know that’s against our character, but we just did it with the election. All we have to do is keep doing what we’ve already done.
Yes, the liberals will badmouth us and call us every name in the book. That’s what they do. But you know, those names can only hurt you, if you care what they say. I only care what people who are important to me say about me, so liberals can call me anything they want, and it doesn’t bother me a lick.
So get out your soapbox and tell people what you think.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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It has been interesting, from a social perspective, to see how those Americans who backed the losing political candidate for President have responded. Mind you, this post is not meant to disparage political views or positions. We live in a country where everyone has an equal vote and no matter who you voted for, you have a right to your opinions. And let’s face it, over the last 16 years in our political history, not everyone has been happy. In fact, after each election, there has been approximately one-half of the country who have not been happy with the results.
I am writing this post because of what I have observed among friends whom I like and respect; people who are successful in business, and caring and generous people. But their dissatisfaction with our new President-Elect has turned them into people that I hardly recognize. They are angry, and seem to be willing to color anyone who doesn’t agree with them with a broad brush of negative attributes. These are the same people who accepted you and your differences in a spirit of harmony and mutual respect — as long as they perceived their social and political persuasions carried the dominant position.
That wouldn’t bother me so much — knowing that political dominance is never permanent, and the pendulum always swings back the other way — except that the hostility and ire has now transitioned into a vocal criticism of my Christian beliefs.
A recent conversation started off innocently enough… comparing favorite Christmas movies of our youth. (Mine, by the way is It’s A Wonderful Life — you can’t beat it for a good old-fashioned dose of sentimentality and a message of the importance of every man’s life). The conversation then evolved into the whole phenomenon of “ugly Christmas sweaters”. And one of our friends commented that one of the tackiest sweaters he had seen was a picture of Jesus, with “Birthday Boy” written underneath.
I agreed with the tastelessness of such a display and then opened the proverbial can of worms by remarking that our Lord’s birthday is not even on December 25th. You could feel the tension in the room amp up. Thus began a discussion that went something like this…
“Well, you know that no one knows when he was born, right?”
I replied, “I agree, there is no exact historical document that states when His birthday is, but when the Bible says at His Birth, “there were shepherds staying out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night”, it can be proven that this would not have happened in late December, because it is winter then, and the fields would be full of snow. The shepherds would have brought their flocks in from the fields. It is more likely that Jesus was born in the fall, perhaps September or early October, when the shepherds remained in the fields with the flocks”.
This seemed to agitate our friends even more. “You can’t really go by what the Bible says; it is just a book of allegorical stories. These are the same stories that have been told by other ancient peoples since the beginning of time. The Bible has no supremacy in these stories”.
By this time, I can sense that this conversation is growing more heated and I understood one thing clearly. People who have rejected the truth of Jesus and the Bible will not be convinced by someone like me; someone who they clearly think is delusional and intellectually inferior. They need concrete academic and scientific proof, and belief based on the absence of data, or without evidence — in other words, FAITH — is something they cannot logically conceive. But I wanted to make my position very clear…. “It comes down to if you believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, or not. I happen to believe it is.” And with that, my husband wisely steered the conversation to safer subjects.
But, as often happens, I think of things I wish I had said long after the encounter. I should have pointed out that perhaps the reason so many of the ancient texts, such as the Sumerian, Annunaki, and Ugaritic texts, mimic the stories in the Bible, is perhaps because YHWH, the Most High God, tried to reveal Himself to those peoples, but they rejected Him. And it wasn’t until Abraham answered His call, that a people were worthy to be set apart as His chosen. A good argument, but I know that those who refuse to hear His voice will not be swayed by any explanation I present. Only the Holy Spirit can work in their hearts and turn them from their stubborn ways.
But it saddens me. As I said, I really like these people, and I have known they were unbelievers since our friendship began. Our expressions of faith were always well-received and never an impediment. But I’m afraid the dynamics have changed with this new political season, and those of us with Faith are now inextricably tied to their dissatisfaction with the political climate. That’s OK. If it sets me apart from those who put their faith in men and politics, then I’m happy with that designation. And if it gives me more opportunity to be a vocal defender of my faith, then so be it. I’m thrilled to talk about my God and His Word!
In the end, this shouldn’t surprise me — or you, if you are experiencing the same kind of reaction. Our Lord told us we would be hated because of His Name. And, as His followers, we must endure and stand for Him, being promised our reward of salvation for all of eternity. I can handle being sneered at and despised; I won’t be discouraged nor deviate from my path. I just wish my friends could share my peace and my joy. And I would love for them to come along on this exhilarating journey!
Romans 13:11 “Do this, knowing that this is a critical time. It is already the hour for you to awaken from your sleep [of spiritual complacency]; for our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed [in Christ]”.
What is the legacy left behind by Obama and his administration after eight years in office? Well, that greatly depends on who you ask.
First of all, it shouldn’t be too surprising that someone that voted for, and supported, Obama while he was in office will tend to notice the things he did that they feel are a good thing. By equal measure it should be expected that those that voted against Obama, or abstained from voting and remained critical of him and his administration for the last eight years, would be the ones that take note of the things he and his administration did that they don’t like. These things are absolutely to be expected.
Something that is less expected that might be able to provide a fair measure of Obama’s legacy is a certain Huffington Post poll taken after his last State of the Union address. Surprisingly, even for a propaganda outlet that has carried water for the democrats like the Huffington Post preforms a poll in which they asked Americans how they felt about issues like the economy, international relations, and “their life” after Obama took office, the results are beyond what would be considered reasonable expectation. They are unbelievable.
After all, while there is no way to quantify whether or not someone should feel that their life has improved since Obama has been in office, can’t we actually measure whether or not the economy has done so? And if we can, then why don’t people agree? And why is the single most determining factor for their disagreements not age, race, or economic status, but rather their political affiliation?
The answer to why Democrats feel so differently about Obama’s legacy than Republicans or Independents do might actually be what Obama’s legacy is in the first place. So, let’s look at some of the questions that HuffPo asked and the answers that they got, as broken down by political affiliation.
All the questions asked were comparative, comparing before and after Obama, with the option of choosing one of three answers, worse, about the same, or better. When asked how they felt about their own lives now since Obama had been elected 51% of democrats said they felt their life had improved, only 9% of republicans agreed, along with 23% of independents. Since we can’t measure whether or not these people’s lives, have or haven’t improved under the Obama administration, it’s only worth mentioning for comparison with later answers.
When asked if they felt that since Obama’s election the “economy had improved”, an overwhelming 71% of democrats said yes, they felt the economy had improved. Republicans and independents were not so optimistic with 15% and 33% respectively. Now things get a little more interesting since this is an issue that we can examine scientifically, of course people are still free to “feel” that the economy has or has not improved no matter what the data shows, but for some of us reality is still important. So, when it comes to the economy, what can be used to measure its health? Several factors, as we will take a look at, but the one that really hits home is the average household income.
Under the Obama administration, the US average household income has decreased when adjusted for inflation. Meaning that the average American family has less spending power and less resources available to them now than eight years ago. About $2,000 less annually. That’s a big hit for families to take, big enough you might think that Democrats would notice it. But I guess when your voter constituency eats off of food stamps (the amount of Americans on food stamps is up 36% under Obama, that’s 1 out of every 5 Americans) and gets free health care, what’s $2,000 a year?
Obama has been known to state that under his beneficent rule America’s unemployment has been lowered (presumably by his policies) to 4.7 percent, which isn’t a bad number. But, is that an accurate picture of America’s employment? Of course not. The unemployment rate is based on the number of unemployment insurance claims filed, it does not account for those that have been unemployed so long that they can no longer collect, those that chose not to file, the “under employed”, and those that simply aren’t participating in the work force by choice (which is worth looking at since these people would either be living off crime or tax dollars, or both).
A more accurate picture of the American economy would show that since Obama took office the labor participation rate has fallen by over 3%. 3% might seem like a small amount, but take into consideration that only 1% was lost during the official recession.
How about home ownership? Home ownership is down by over 4% since Obama took office. That’s the lowest in over half a century. And this after $275 Billion in housing market bailouts. Not exactly money well spent.
The cherry on top of Obama’s economic legacy is the $9 Trillion and change that was added to the national debt while he was in office. Nearly $1 Trillion of which was due to policies he directly pushed. Those numbers are so large that they are mentally numbing, it’s impossible to fathom what 9 trillion anything would look like. Just to give an idea, 1 trillion is 1,000 billion, which is 1,000 million, which is 1,000 thousand. Like I said, it’s mentally numbing.
But what about relations between parties? How have things changed since Obama’s election in relation to how democrats and republicans see each other and how they relate to each other? Well, like most issues, the answer will likely depend on the political affiliation of the person being asked. Democrats were 6 times more likely to feel that relations had improved under Obama.
That being said, over 60% of democrats still noticed that relations between parties had deteriorated. Of course, that’s all the fault of white racism. It has nothing to do with the democrats continuing to push ultra-polarizing issues like allowing grown men that think they are women, or claim to think they are women (I’m not sure which is worse) to use the same public restrooms as girls. And this while they are pushing the narrative of rape culture.
And what is the result of this race-baiting and hate-labeling that leads to greater polarization? Well, in many cases often ignored or lied about in the mainstream media, the result is violent attacks by the Democrats on Republicans. Most notably would be the recent attacks on Trump supporters outside of Trump rallies, or even more recently, the riots in response to Trump’s election. Democrats take about as much notice of the violence their party is responsible for as they do the economic results of their policies. In fact, they take even less responsibility.
It would be naïve to think that the nation’s economy and partisan relationships are all that Obama has changed before he leaves office. His legacy also extends to foreign relations and this nation’s global standing. The Huffington Post didn’t forget about this, when they asked what the result of Obama’s reign had been on this country’s international standing, 45% of Democrats said that they though “American had become stronger internationally” since Obama. Compare that to 5% of Republicans that felt the same way. So how could we judge whether or not America is “stronger internationally”? It’s impossible to know what The Huffington Post meant by internationally strong, but a reasonable person could conclude that national security would be a good measure of international strength.
How secure is America now that Obama has been in office eight years? Depending on how you categorize them, it is accurate to say that America has suffered an average one Islamic terror attack involving foreigners for each year Obama has been in office. Now of course, Obama doesn’t consider it an act of terror when a devout Muslim shoots and kills US service men in a recruitment office in Littlerock, AR, or when a Muslim couple shots their co-workers and police in San Bernardino.
Then there’s Benghazi, where an American embassy was attacked, resulting in the death of four Americans, on American soil, after repeated requests for additional security were ignored. So how safe can his country be from Islamic terrorism when Obama refuses to say the phrase “Islamic terror”, calls the San Bernardino shooting “work place violence”, and denies an American embassy the security they needed when being ambushed by blatantly ideologically-driven Muslim terrorists?
Islamic terrorism isn’t the only threat that should be assessed when considering America’s security, there are after all other countries to consider. So how has our security fared in relation to other nations since Obama took office? Well, North Korea managed to get nuclear capabilities under Obama. Officially reported Chinese military spending has more than doubled since Obama took office, with experts warning that actual spending could be much higher.
Obama illegally gave Iran, a country that sponsors Islamic terror and threatens American allies like Israel, $1.7 billion in cash. Perhaps most alarming is the proxy war with Russia that Obama has been waging in Syria. All of this while the US military is hemorrhaging troops and weapons so fast under Obama that according to a 2015 report by the Heritage Foundation, America’s military has become “marginally able”, and is not strong enough to fight a two front war.
So, what legacy is Obama leaving this country after eight years in office?
Aside from a demonstratively weakened economy, diminished fighting capacity while facing growing terror threats and potential world war, he seems to have left us with nearly 1/3 of our population fully convinced otherwise. Many dug-in Democrats are unshakable in their faith that Obama has turned the economy around, brought our nation together, and strengthened our international standing.
That is quite an accomplishment, and it would be even if things had remained the same, let alone with every measurable aspect of the Huffington Post’s poll being the opposite of what democrats think. It’s pretty amazing when you stop to think about it, alarming, but amazing. The usual strategy in politics would be to blame the other party or your predecessor for all the problems you caused while in office, that alone could be a hard sell with the numbers we have from the Obama years. But instead, he has successfully convinced a large portion of the US population, a population that has more access to information than ever before, that the problems he caused aren’t real, that he fixed them, and that things are good.
Some of these supporters will attack you if you voice a dissenting opinion or offer support for another party. That’s a whole new trick, and that is Obama’s greatest legacy…a large portion of this country so ill-informed that it borders on delusion, violent when faced with disagreement, self-righteous and fully convinced that the change they hoped for came in the form of eight years under Obama despite all evidence to the contrary. Not bad if you are looking to start a communist dictatorship.
And perhaps, the results of Obama’s poll are in fact indicative more than anything of the ideology he has passed on. Rather than making a quantifiable positive impression on the economy, policy, or the security of our nation, Obama has made clear the kind of emotional ties that Democrats have to their leaders. Time and time again during this recent election, we were told by pundits that Hillary had a better chance because Democrats always stick behind their candidate. Obama’s very rhetoric on which he ran was that of “hope” and “change”, very simple, positive-sounding concepts that drove one of the most successful presidential campaigns in US history. He was pictured in famous campaign posters looking like a romanticized Marxist revolutionary, and perhaps that is a bit like what he is.
In essence, it is possible that his supporters view his presidency as successful not because of what Obama did, but because of what he stood for. The rhetoric he used about opportunity, equality, and die-hard political correctness is what gives people who feel so strongly about these ideals the impression that he has improved the country. Conservatives feel quite differently, but Obama has, in the minds of his supporters, forged a wide path for everything the left adores: cultural Marxist thought crime standards for free speech and relations between people of different belief systems.
And this will be Obama’s legacy. The ideas he validated in people’s heads, the supposed progress he made by being a symbol rather than an effective leader. He will most likely go down in history this way, regardless of what the data shows us. And there’s not much we can do about that, because that’s how Democrats think. Just as the party that founded the KKK and opposed women’s suffrage is now the party of race equality and feminism, they will never back down from viewing their hero Marxist president as a success.
With that much denial of reality, there is simply not very much we can do about it.
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Obama’s presidency has been one of change. He campaigned on a platform of “hope and change,” promising to “fundamentally change” America.
At this point in time, it looks like he succeeded. America is a much different country than it was eight years ago, having been pushed much farther to the left than ever before.
In looking at that, we have to realize that this is what liberals do. Throughout history, they have constantly pushed for change, moving whatever country farther and farther from their founding roots. So, what they’re doing here is nothing new; it’s merely following their modus operandi.
The problem is that liberalism and conservatism are tied together by a rope that’s about 20 years long. The ideas and positions that were considered to be liberal 20 years ago, are now considered to be conservative. Forget about the conservatism of our grandparents’ time; the best we can usually hope for is something that’s not all out offensive in its liberal zeal.
Rarely do conservatives gain ground, returning things to the ways of the past. That’s not to say that it can’t happen, or that it never happens. But the instances of it happening are far outnumbered by those in which liberal gains are held forevermore.
The last time there were any true conservative gains was during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The Gipper succeeded in showing the country the value of conservative values, and managed to turn the country back that way. We may be at a place in time where that can happen again, but it’s too soon to tell if Donald Trump has the skills and convictions to make that happen.
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One’s Gain or Another’s Failure?
While a lot depends on Trump’s leadership skills, that’s not the only factor in making change happen.
A lot of Trump’s success in the election can be directly attributed to Obama’s overreach and extreme liberalism. He pushed too far, too fast, and broke every rule in the book to do so.
Ultimately, that caused the silent majority (which is conservative) to rise up in this election and throw off the burdensome yoke of progressive-liberal oppression.
If there’s any mandate that came out of this presidential election, it’s to undo the damage that Obama has done to our country. The silent majority is looking for a return to our country’s founding principles and they are expecting the President-elect to do something about that.
But that liberal oppression is not over. One of the biggest obstacles that President-elect Trump has in accomplishing any sort of conservative reform is that the mainstream news media is strongly liberal.
They actually came out of the closet with their convictions this election, declaring themselves strongly in Clinton’s camp. In doing this, they totally left journalistic objectivity behind, taking a stand against Trump that isn’t likely to go away.
As liberals, the media is working right out of the liberal playbook, using name calling and false rumors as their tools of mass destruction. We’ve seen them doing it constantly throughout the presidential campaign, and now we’re seeing them use it in a feeble attempt to discredit everyone who Trump is looking at appointing to his administration.
We can expect them to be against Trump and his supporters, no matter what they do. They will continue to use political correctness and name calling to silence anyone who shares a conservative message, expecting the same success in silencing dissident voices that they’ve had before.
That’s all that political correctness is about. The news media decides what’s politically correct and what’s not. This decision is based 100% on what message they need to send and what message they need to squash, in order to further the liberal agenda.
So, in order to stand up against political correctness and return to anything that even resembles conservative values, one has to expect the ridicule, name calling and abuse of the media.
Donald Trump has proven that he can take it; and he’s also proven that he can dish it right back at them. His complaints about being treated unfairly by the media during his campaign weren’t a sign of weakness; they were a sign of his strength.
He wasn’t saying “ouch, you hurt me,” he was showing the nation what the media was doing, in an effort to open people’s eyes to the truth.
Granted, there’s no way that he’s going to open the eyes of hard-core liberals; they’re not going to listen. But he obviously opened enough eyes of moderates to swing the election in his favor. And the real beauty of that, is that he used the very same media outlets that were against him to win.
What About Us?
But do we have the necessary intestinal fortitude to stand up to a liberal onslaught?
President-elect Trump can’t do it all on his own. Many of the changes that have to happen in this country will need to happen on a grass roots level. That’s going to take the efforts of you and I. It can’t be dictated from Washington.
When the left wants to create a “grass roots movement” (intentionally in quotes, because it really isn’t), they get the media to announce it. That way, people on the left know what to do and say. They just follow the liberal talking points and do what their masters tell them to do.
But when the right wants to bring about change, we can’t count on the media’s help. They won’t announce it for us, unless it is in negative terms. We have to be ready for that.
Don’t think that this difference is insurmountable; we just did it. Trump’s election to the presidency was a true grass roots movement.
It wasn’t driven by the media (who tried to drive things the other way); it wasn’t driven by the coffers of the Koch brothers; it was driven by average Americans, who are tired of the politicians, bureaucrats and media trying to tell us who we are, what we are, what we are allowed to do and what we have to do to keep them happy.
All we need to do, is take that resolve outside of the election process and use it on a daily basis. We need to stand up for the things that we believe to be right, and be willing to accept the ridicule of everyone on the left, when it comes.
Let me give you a simple example. One of the many changes that the left has been pushing has been the war against Christmas. They have decided to steal Christmas from the Christians, intentionally ignoring that it started out as a Christian holiday.
So, rather than wishing people a “Merry Christmas” the left is saying that we should go with a more diverse and culturally sensitive “Happy Holidays.” They’ve been pushing that message for a few years now.
Part of the basis for their argument is that there are a number of religions which have holidays around Christmastime, especially Hanukkah and Kwanza. Okay, that’s fine. But while there are those who celebrate those holidays, they have not risen to the stature of being as widely celebrated as the Christmas holiday is.
So, the left’s answer is that they want to steal Christmas from Christians and co-opt it as their own. Since they don’t want to celebrate it as a religious holiday, they are convinced that nobody else should have that right either. Hence, the politically correct dictate of saying “happy holidays.”
How do you deal with that? Do you cave in to the liberal demands, or do you stand your ground?
As far as I’m concerned, Christmas is Christmas, and it will continue to be, even if they make the holiday illegal. I will continue to wish people a Merry Christmas, because that’s part of who I am and what I believe. Anything less would be denying my heritage, my beliefs and even my culture.
Now let’s apply that across the board. There are many other ways that the left is trying to dictate our speech and attitudes, most especially through political correctness. Every time we say something that doesn’t agree with their ideas, they dig out the name calling script and start throwing names our way.
Many conservatives simply shut up and put up. But when we do, we are giving in to them. We are allowing them to control the narrative and their ideas to be spread around society. We must stop that, speak our mind and make our stand clear. Otherwise, we and our beliefs, will continue to be marginalized by the noisier elements of society.
Trump’s election has given us a rare opportunity; the opportunity to turn our country around and at least start the process of returning to the founding principles of our country. But to do so, we’re all going to have to participate in the process.
We can’t sit quietly on the sidelines any longer. We must stand up, speak up and let the nation know that we are here. We must begin to take back some of the ground that has been stolen from us. We can’t afford to go back to being nothing more than the silent majority.
One of the reasons why the liberals have been so successful in changing society is that they are so vocal. Granted, many of the words they use and many of the ideas they express are totally inappropriate. But they speak them nevertheless. In fact, they speak them so well and so often, that they are able to make the claim that they are the majority; for their voice is the only one they hear.
Liberals and conservatives both tend to live in echo chambers, only listening to those who agree with them. We must break that pattern. You and I must make our voice heard, so that no matter how hard they try to stay in their “safe spaces,” they’ll still hear what we are saying.
Don’t worry, I can all but guarantee you that they’ll repeat it, even if it’s only to tell other liberals how horrible we are.
Please don’t take this as a license to stoop as low as the liberals do. We don’t need to engage in name calling to make our point. We don’t need the KKK or other supremacy groups carrying any message for us.
What we need, is for mainstream America to be heard.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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by Silence Dogood
If you only listen to Mainstream media, they mostly talk about immigrants as if they are assimilating well. Those good-hearted people are enduring a tough time in their lives with virtues and skills that fit in well with European society. All one big happy family.
However, is this what is really going on in Europe?
There are many people with statistics from police sources, and video as well as online discussions that indicate that this is not the case.
In fact, this may be completely false, for it seems that what is happening is quite the opposite. Whole sections of cities across Europe have fallen under the control of Muslim migrants. There have even been cases of residents being forced by the government to forfeit their property to the housing, or even leave their neighborhoods to make room for these interlopers.
Local police have been asked to play down the criminal activities of these migrants including covering up rapes and assault on the nation’s citizens. The request to play down criminal activity is to prevent an uprising by any, “Right-wing-vigilante” groups they say.
Many YouTube videos have been posted showing entire portions of cities have been cordoned off by the migrants, who have erecting barricades, smashing shop windows, and set fire to parked cars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46BUU1eh8cw
However, the government people intend to bring even more migrants into the struggling nations. This seems counter-intuitive to common sense.
Instead, they decided to hide the truth from the people, and continue their planned destruction of Europe.
If our government is so afraid of upsetting the very citizens that they represent by hiding the truth, why allow this massive influx of refugees into their nations in the first place, why not stop and try another tactic.
For instance, why not use a much cheaper way of dealing with this inhumanity of these wars, by sending aid to their countries instead of bringing the people here.
Let’s face it most will never assimilate, no matter how long they stay.
No, matter how many people question the statistics of the violence we find in alternative media, there is one fact that both sides agree is true. Among these migrants is a mass of very desperate people. Mingled with those are people with ill intent for the largely majority Christian nations. They are bent on inflicting their Sharia Law within our democratic societies. It will never work.
Yes, there is a human tragedy on both sides of the debate, however, does our government not have an obligation to protect our citizens first, and foremost? That is what we pay taxes for, right? After all that is the one clear duty of government, is it not?
The rub is that many of our citizens are afraid to voice their opinions in mixed company, for fear of upsetting the far left, who continually shout down from their high horses at the neutral people below them, using words like racist, Nazi, Xenophobe. They are cut off whenever they try to express real concerns.
So, allow me to speak for the moral majority here.
I am not a European. Truthfully, I do not have a vested interest, other than to open up the discussion, for these poor people of Europe.
First, it is true that the rape rates in many nations have skyrocketed since the migrants’ arrival. This fact is no longer a debate I hope. With the introduction of the large groups of Islamic followers that have been allowed in these countries, a staggering number of rapes, in fact, have occurred.
It certainly does not help European tensions when leaders of these radical Islamic groups are seen on YouTube promoting videos that shout rhetoric straight from the Koran. Ideas of breeding out the European races, ending the infidel family lines by using the means of rape and sex enslavement of our women is what they preach. Oh no, these are not my words they are Mohammad’s, straight from the Koran.
(Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right-hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war.”
Mass immigration is happening all over Europe. For the last year and a half, the media seems to barely cover this issue, leaving many unsuspecting European’s at the mercy of these criminals.
Rape rates have gone up by undeniable percentages. It can’t be ignored in the European communities. German authorities claim that more than 2,000 men were involved in a New Year’s Eve gathering that ended in mass sexual assaults and other related crimes inflicted on more than 1,200 women in Cologne and Hamburg.
The numbers do not lie. Some are saying that the vast majority of native white Europeans may soon be turned into a minority. The plan for outbreeding their populous will take only a few years.
No wonder Germans are afraid to mention the obvious. With their track record, it might be construed as racist.
Plenty of evidence is available regarding the intent of the Radical Jihadist regarding Europe, not to mention the United States and our coming invasion.
These prophets, shout of infiltrating of the West and conquering the weak-minded men of North America by raping their women, and out breeding their current nuclear family ideals, of the meager 1.5 child units per household, statistically speaking.
They plan on using polygamy, and taking four or more wives each, and having a dozen children with them.
Given a sort of absolution by the Mohammad, they claim they are not afraid of our jails or the sin of rape. So far, they have already taken many opportunities to commit these crimes when living in our nations.
Surely not all Muslims are this way you must wonder, and for those that are not like this do not fear. But you must talk to your radical brethren before they drag you down with them.
Take the documented case of Sara Logan’s rape, although this was in Cairo and happened a short time ago, it is so horrific; it bears reminding others of what I speak of.
A well documented, and hard to dismiss intent was involved here. Many say they saw this coming, but few mainstream networks bothered to get the word out to the people.
“Logan: …I feel them tearing at my clothing. I think my shirt, my sweater was torn off completely. My shirt was around my neck. I felt the moment that my bra tore. They tore the metal clips of my bra. They tore those open. And I felt that because the air, I felt the air on my chest, on my skin. And I felt them tear out, they literally just tore my pants to shreds. And then I felt my underwear go. And I remember looking up, when my clothes gave way, I remember looking up and seeing them taking pictures with their cell phones, the flashes of their cell phone cameras.
Pelley: Ray reported that he found himself with the sleeve of your jacket in his hand. It had been completely ripped from the rest of the jacket
Logan: I felt at that moment that Ray was my only hope of survival. You know, he was looking at me and I could see his face and we had a sea of people between us, obviously tearing at both of us, beating us. I didn’t even know that they were beating me with flagpoles and sticks and things, because I couldn’t even feel that. Because I think of the sexual assault, was all I could feel, was their hands raping me over and over and over again.”
When will this type of assault be a big enough concern to the mainstream media, when will we see this on the evening news, and how about some action from those EU government representatives?
The numbers cannot be suppressed forever; the truth will come out. Simply shouting down our concerns by those leftist crybabies or burying these issues by the right wing Neocons for government favor is fueling the rage of the nation’s people.
It appears that some are now speaking out. They claim the White race has been peaceful for long enough now, but no longer. They say mark their words they will paint their war faces, and the world had better watch out. There will be no more mister, nice guy when that train arrives.
A sleeping dog you had best hope never wakes up Mohammad.
If radical religious sects are intending to stone these Christians back to some arbitrary Stone Age, they are fools. On the other hand, maybe they believe, they can start some new age Jihad, retribution for the crusades that took place, over seven hundred years ago. Do they really intend to aggravate the west by raping our women, burning our neighborhoods down, and shouting racist slurs, at us, hoping we will back down from these clearly ignorant madmen roaming our streets?
Well, if that is their only plan for their Jihad, it must not have been thought out very well. They may have bit off, way more than they can chew.
I am sure even the aloof French or the austere Germans still labor under the guilt of a past world war fought by their grandfathers. I contest that this can only last so long, and the younger generation of Europeans will, like those fence sitting Jihadists, decide to choose a side and do something about these interlopers.
The perfect storm is brewing, almost as if it was planned this way.
It does play well with the elitist globalist ideas that we read about. From those sociopaths who would love nothing more than to have the world turned upside down, in some global nuclear war, especially a religious war, oh what fun.
That kind of war that will rage on for a thousand years and that would fit nicely into their global psycho plan of a one-world government.
If the New World Psychos were not behind this, then why did we not accept Greek refugees when they were in need. They have the same philosophies, religious beliefs, and have already proven to fit into the European ideology. It only seems right we take them in, they are our closer allies too.
No, we ignored them when they were in crisis. Instead, we were encouraged to take in people that had zero chance of assimilation in such large masses. I cannot help but wonder why?
We still must try and think about this crisis critically. Stop the migration immediately, not because they are Muslim, but because they are Jihadist. Then vet those who are here under false pretenses, and rid the country of those undesirable ones.
Sure give them food and water and shove them back out into the sea, if necessary, or if you must, you can prepare for war. For this is the message that the Jihadist are sending you all.
Only you can know whether this is the right option to save your nations.
If people think that after a year and a half of enduring this mess, that the likes of Merkel of Germany, Hollande of France, and Elio Di Rupo of Belgium and others who are simply oblivious to what is going on in their countries. On the other hand, perhaps they are just stupid, and cannot see the forest for the trees…well think again.
These maniac minions of the UN members may not be willingly… doing the dirty work of the New World Order, but they are certainly doing it on purpose.
You can almost see the past change in these leader’s attitudes when that psychological shift happened, and they sold you out.
Whatever the Elite have on these politicians must be big, to sell out their countries so cheaply.
Even children get what is going on in Europe today, especially when they cannot even walk home after school, without being assaulted by some young Muslim thugs.
Now I know, bullying has been around in our society for a long time, but I think you will agree that these attacks are slightly more brutal, then just kids bullying each other.
The question: Is Europe in danger of civil war? It is burning up the Internet.
I would like to point out that to be a civil war, one would have to be fighting one’s citizens.
I contest that what is more likely going on here is an invasion of another country that is fighting a religious war. Whether or not our nation’s government invited them is irrelevant. They are not citizens of the state, and only citizens can riot.
They are an anomaly, a twenty-first-century phenomenon created by the modern plutocracy of globalism. Whether you like the numbers or not, they are causing the unraveling of Europe. It is highly unlikely that Europe will survive such a large unmeasured influx of people so suddenly thrust upon them. They are clearly different in so many ways; most will find it difficult if not impossible to fit into the European culture, even if they chose too.
What does it take to have an uprising?
It takes only 10% of a population to unite, and push forward an idea such as civil war or all out war.
The facts are that the western policies of the globalist government have created these wars in these people’s home countries. The migrants have fled their homelands to the very countries responsible for invading them. Along with the refugee’s are a huge amount of loyal fighting age men for, “a free ride.” I suspect that possibly they are there to spread their version of Islam’s Sharia law, forced upon the European infidels. Everyone must realize that two entirely different governments cannot exist together.
How will the EU cope with such an influx of illiterate immigrants unwilling to seek higher education? These are not the “huddled masses” that the plaque of the Statue of Liberty described. These are desperate souls coming from a country with a history of oppression, a lawless society, rife with war.
Statistically many have been brought up under an oppressive regime that does not even allow its women to attend school. Many are illiterate.
Admittedly, the disparities in IQ are facts that ring of racism__ except they are true.
I am sure a significant percentage of Muslims from these countries are highly intelligent and possess IQ’s equally as high as their western counterparts. However, I also suspect they are not among these people that recently immigrated. I suspect those with higher IQ’s most likely got out long before this mass exodus started.
The IQ map represents, what many people refuse to discuss openly.
I am confident that some leftist troll is now preparing a rant to leave for me below, about racism, bigotry, and some other name-calling.
I have no doubt that they will never actually express one salient point of why they see this claim of intelligence as being false or misleading. Never the less, I am willing to bear that cross just to get people to acknowledge these issues are real.
All, I am saying is a large en masse integration of a backward and ignorant people, unwilling, and in some cases unable, to assimilate into the European school system and culture is asking for trouble.
I say this because if they are NOT backward and ignorant, some of the intelligent Muslims would stand up to them and put an end to this nonsense. It will not end well if they do not.
Still they do not, and furthermore, any Muslim elder would know, that this free ride would not last much longer, and then what are you going to do? Their burden on the working class people of Europe will be the downfall of all of their countries’ social systems.
Picture this scenario. In step our buddies from the UN, and those banking loan sharking-bastards of the IMF, or world Banks and CFR. They are ready to prop up what they created with their fiat money printing press.
Clang, clang, clang as the tin can is kicked down the road once again.
Also, it is not because many Muslims will not have the drive to improve themselves either. It will be because many will likely fail to assimilate in such a large groups of what is mostly a radically different ideology than the European people.
This sudden mass of opposing societies will be impossible for any nation to absorb all at once.
You see my vision of what is going on here. My eyes are not clouded by Racism or any other ism. I possess what use to be called common sense. A mindfulness of others that most people possessed in the good old days. It is a concept that many in government nowadays seem to have lost.
The solution is not to take refugees into your countries like some group of friendly exchange students, but to help them remain in their countries of origin and to promote peace instead of the globalist agenda of ever-lasting war.
For me, this is not a case of why these issues cannot be resolved. I know why they are not. It is easy to see the corruption behind this worldwide problem. Fix your governments, and you will have fixed these problems too.
Many of these refugees will never even attend European schools, or try to assimilate with the local population. Therefore, the current circumstances are too revealing, there only other option at best, is welfare or a life of crime.
Both of these options will be taking their toll on an already suffering social system of many of these countries.
It will, no doubt take several generations. If these desperate people ever ascend to a better way of life, at least on par with the European communities.
The real question here is, not whether there will be a civil war, but if the current European countries even survive this onslaught of charity cases without succumbing to the same fate, a failed economic system.
Statistically speaking civil war breaks out when only 10% of the sovereign population gets together and initiates an uprising. That is not a large percentage of disappointed people.
What if a non-sovereign invader, grows enough to start a civil war on their own?
Muslim hatred is growing in Europe as tensions escalate due to the strife many are facing in the Eastern Europe Nations.
The main routes for these refugees are indicated below on the map of Europe.
My conclusion: Is there a civil war on the horizon for Europe?
The graphs indicate that it is nearing at that 10% tipping point, yet only time will tell for sure.
Either way, I propose action to be taken, to stop it before it reaches that stage. We all must realize that there is no turning back from a war scenario once it starts.
Citizens must concentrate on fixing your governments, and rid the Banking cartels that usurped them. Confiscate all their proceeds that they purchased with those ill-gotten gains. It is your tax money they stole to grow their wealth. No sane person wants a war.
God Bless you all, your humble servant
Below are some more numbers, regarding Muslims in EU countries:
Where are they coming from?
First-time asylum applicants by citizenship, Jan-Mar 2015
Non-EU first-time asylum applicants by citizenship, Q1 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1545
Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1285
Ivory Coast, 1060
Where are people applying for asylum?
Number of first-time asylum claims, Jan – Mar 2015
Country, Number of first-time asylum applicants Q1 2015
The United Kingdom, 7335
The Czech Republic, 355
In this season of political malcontents, we are seeing a deliberate attempt to disqualify our Presidential election results. We hear complaints that the voice of the multitudes should be the deciding factor, since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. “We are a Democracy, and democratic rules should apply”, they scream. Others are shouting, “No, we are a representative republic!” Which is it?
Here’s what everyone needs to understand: Terminology is very important. A common definition of “republic” is, to quote the American Heritage Dictionary, “A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them” — we are that. A common definition of “democracy” is, “Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives” — we are that, too.
The United States is not a direct democracy, in the sense of a country in which laws (and other government decisions) are made predominantly by majority vote. But we are a representative democracy, which is a form of democracy. But we are also a constitutional democracy, in which courts restrain, in some measure, the democratic will. And the United States is therefore also a constitutional republic. Indeed, the United States might be labeled a constitutional federal representative democracy.
Our problem in understanding our form of government is inherently a problem in education. I’m afraid our schools do not teach the truth about the founding of our form of government, and they certainly do not teach the Biblical foundation upon which our government was structured. That’s right! We can look to the Bible to see how God structured governing rules for the Tribes of Israel. And then we can decide if that was the model our Founding Fathers had in mind.
The republican form of government, as we know it, is representative (not democratic) so that a selected group of leaders make national decisions. Those leaders may be selected by popular consent, but decisions about specific laws are not voted on by everyone. Thus, in a republic, it is not a single king or ruler who decides policy, nor is it a vote of every man, rather it is the vote of representatives of the people who make decisions for the nation.
And we can see that model in God’s revealed plan for human government through the Hebrew republic founded under Moses and Joshua in the Old Testament. For instance, when Joshua presided over the division of Israel (described in Joshua 18:4-5), where seven tribes had yet to receive their tribal lands, the people were to select three men from each tribe. But Joshua was to “send them”, words which seem to indicate a consecration, a sending, as the men went forth to represent their respective tribes. The governmental work of dividing up the land was not done by Joshua alone, and it was not done by democratic vote. It was accomplished through representatives under the authority of an executive (Joshua) and the election of the people. This is an example of their republic in action.
There are many other references to the chiefs of the people, or of the princes, and how they interacted on behalf of the people. All of these were a model for American thought during our founding period, helping to keep us from the despotism of a too strong central authority, or from the mob-rule of a democracy.
Ancient Israel also provided the original example of ‘We the People’ through their covenantal oaths at the outset of their national experiment. Though they were twelve tribes, God treated them as a single nation traveling together in a single cause in a united land. We the People, is a term used to describe that uniting of individual free states under a Godly, covenantal structure.
We the People who established the nation or exercised its highest powers. Those pagan nations were never able to maintain an advantageous combination of representative government with an executive head. The citizens forever found themselves caught between the oppressions of violent, lawless monarchs or the tyranny of anarchy.
I’m pretty sure that when our Founding Fathers were writing the Constitution, they did not have the Roman or Greek Empires in mind. In those governments it was not
No, it was the Hebrew republic that defined and gave an example for a righteous civil government. Just read the opening lines of our Constitution: We the People, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Can you see the example that the Hebrew covenant with their God and their fellow tribesmen provided?
During the founding era of our nation the broadly accepted law commentary was Blackstone’s. These were Commentaries on the Laws of England, an influential 18th-century treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone, originally published by the Clarendon Press at Oxford, 1765–1769. Sir Blackstone assumed everywhere in his commentary that the law of Moses was entirely valid and still the only right basis for any nation. God’s law was assumed as the foundation for common law rulings. It was the law of the people and the law of our land in the early years. As we became more atheistic and godless we traded God’s law, the law of the Hebrew republic, for man-made statute law. Now we are oppressed by an unending myriad of statutes that bind us hand and foot while they wind their way through Washington.
So, it’s time to stop the rants and tirades, demanding that we need to abide by our “democratic” principles of government. That is not the basis for our form of government. We must recognize that God’s precepts for government, civil authority, justice, and liberty are the foundation of this nation. And as I view the ridiculous demands for endless recounts and demolishing the Electoral College, I would remind all that the Hebrew republic was united under a single system of unchanging law. We would do well to look to God’s model for government, trusting it, and remaining in it. Nations come and go, but God’s form of government never changes. Let us not veer from His path.
Thank you to Don Schanzenbach for his article, “Biblical Plan for Representative Government”.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
I well remember the election of 2008. It came at the beginning of the crash of the housing bubble, which affected my family business in a big way. With a President Obama on the horizon and the economy going down the tubes, I felt very uncertain about the future. So, my wife and I became preppers, and it was a smart move.
Now I’m hearing of prepper-minded folks who think they can relax their prepping because Donald Trump has been elected President.
Like Obama when he was elected, Trump doesn’t have much of a record when it comes to actual governing but he speaks with confidence about making America great again. I guess that’s enough to convince a lot of people that the “good old days” are here again and they can put away their bug out bags and freeze dried food.
Me? I’m not so sure, and I’ll keep prepping, thank you very much. I’ve given this some thought and here are the reasons my family and I will continue on as preppers.
- S finds a way of hitting the fan in our personal lives, no matter who the President is. Whether it’s a job loss, devastating family illness or injury, or a house fire, it pays to plan ahead and prep for those kinds of events. Not ready for these types of events, this is the best overall family prepping book I’ve read.
- Natural disasters and extreme weather events will continue to happen. Right now, the story in the news is wildfires, something this blog has covered in dept in articles like this one.
- There are world events that no President can prevent. This what concerns me the most. There are too many wild cards out there. Belligerent countries, such as Iran, have become stronger and more confident in their boldness toward the U.S., and I’m not so sure they’ll back down easily just because another man sits in the Oval Office. I can’t remember a time when the Middle East was so unstable. Right now, it’s a powder keg that, I believe, has been lit. It’s a matter of time, maybe just months, before we see the explosion.
- A massive financial crisis looms and Trump has inherited it, and there’s no way of knowing how he will manage the coming crash. Mind-boggling debt cannot continue piling up forever. I worry for the future of my kids and the huge tax burden they’ll assume when they become adults. There’s no way to avoid it.
- The world balance of power has changed since 2008. China and Russia have been flexing their muscles, looking to expand their influence and borders. China has actually built artificial islands in order to establish military buildings and airstrips. Sounds like they may have long-term, aggressive plans for the region. The balance of power that existed for so many decades has changed and the world stage is very unstable.
- America has radically changed since 2008. The country is more divided than I have ever seen in my 4 decades here on earth. Black Lives Matter isn’t going away any time soon but will continue to cherry pick events they can exploit for the purpose of stirring up rage. The country is racially divided, perhaps beyond reconciliation. Hordes of immigrants have overcome our education system and stretched the limits of our country’s social services. Nothing good can come of a nation that is so fractured within.
- It seems that Trump’s political foes aren’t going to accept and move on. I fully expected the riots that followed the election and there’s more to come. At some point, growing civil unrest will affect many of us in ways we can’t yet imagine. Also, it seems there is a movement to upend our political process with pressure to remove the electoral college system and change long-standing process and rules. Wherever there is instability, chaos is the result.
I’m very interested to watch the Trump Presidency unfold. In a way, it’s exciting to see someone in office who has never been a politician, a group of people I hold in complete contempt, as they do me, coincidentally.
There you have it. My 7 reasons for prepping in spite of Trump being elected. I’m not going to sit back and assume that with this new President all my worries for the future were for naught. If anything, the future is more precarious and dangerous than ever.
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One of the things which was extremely clear in this election cycle, was the mainstream news media’s efforts to anoint and elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States of America.
They did everything within their power to make that happen, including things that would have been considered unethical by the news reporters of a generation ago.
Specifically, the mainstream media worked overtime to portray Hillary in a positive light, mostly by hiding her many scandals from the public eye.
Elections and the Mass Media
The mainstream media did not make any accusations against her, such as saying that she wasn’t being transparent when she didn’t have a press conference for over 250 days, yet made the same accusation of Donald Trump, when he didn’t invite them to go out to eat a family-only dinner with him.
But then, that follows the rest of the way that they’ve treated both candidates. Throughout the campaign, they “worked overtime” to dig up dirt on Trump.
The surprising thing isn’t that they tried, because that’s their job, or even that they didn’t bother to dig up dirt on Hillary, after all, they were sold out to her from the beginning. No, the surprising thing was how little dirt they were able to dig up.
Anyone who is as wealthy and as public figure as Donald Trump has been, should have plenty of dirt to dig up. But they didn’t find much. Oh, there was the locker room tape and the false accusations of sexual harassment, which all went away. But other than that, there wasn’t much.
So being the liberals that they are, the media turned to name calling, as usual, applying labels to Trump. Of course, other liberals picked those names up and repeated them.
Many voted against Trump, just because of that name calling. I personally know people who did just that; not because they’re Democrats, or because they particularly believe in Hillary Clinton, just because they bought into the media’s lies about Donald Trump.
After Elections: Mass media and the Game of “Fake News Sites” List
Now that the election is over, at least some of the mainstream media wants us to think they’re “coming clean.”
They’ve even gone so far as to create a list of “fake news sites” which has been making its way around the internet. Of course, none of them are on it, and from taking a glance at it, I can just about guarantee you that their biggest conservative rivals are.
The thing is that in the liberal lexicon, if you don’t see things their way, you’re lying. It doesn’t matter that their way isn’t true; all that matters is that they agree that it’s right.
Just look at the whole global warming hoax. Anyone who doesn’t agree with it is now a “global warming denier,” to be ridiculed, maligned and even prosecuted for their disagreement.
That’s the way they handle everything. You either toe the line, telling the party’s story, or you’re an outsider to be destroyed by every verbal weapon they can come up with. But that’s it; they wouldn’t think of sullying their lily-white hands by daring to touch a real weapon.
But the fact of the matter is, there is a lot of fake news out there; and the main culprit in making it appear, is the same mainstream media outlets who are bemoaning and decrying its existence.
I say it’s their fault, because the lack of real news coming out of the big three and other ancillary news outlets is what has led to so many alternate news sites popping up all over the internet. Maybe if they had done their jobs right and reported the news, instead of being co-opted as liberal propaganda outlets, there wouldn’t have been such a market for alternate news sights.
There’s s second part of how the mainstream media is at fault in the fake news game, that is that they invented it. They’re the ones who have been pushing fake news at us, all throughout Obama’s presidency.
It is rare that any real news comes out of the big three anymore, as all they’re doing is passing out liberal editorials, disguised as news, hiding real news, especially if it makes Obama or Hillary look bad, and working overtime to distract the public with fluff stories about the Kardashians and other worthless “celebrities.”
This last one has become so common, that those of us who actually think about the news, and don’t just consume the false news that they give us have learned to look for the story they’re hiding under a rock, every time the news media blows up over some insignificant fluff story.
Tell me, can you remember even one news story during Obama’s reign, which was an actual investigative piece against the government? I can’t. That’s a truly amazing record, especially when you compare it to the vast number of such stories that came out during Bush’s presidency.
It has become manifestly clear that the mainstream media has been compromised, and as such, they are no longer fulfilling the job mandated to them by the founding fathers to protect our freedom.
So people like Andrew Breitbart (Breirbart Report), Matt Drudge (Drudge Report), and even Alex Jones (Infowars) decided that they had to do something about it.
While not every alternative news sight has been totally above board, many have. Even then, the needs of the public and of financing their operations may have had some negative effect on their objectivity.
The internet works by advertising; more specifically, by what are known as “click throughs.” This means that the various websites you and I might look to for news, get paid by the advertisers who take space on their pages. But they don’t get paid just for the space, they get paid when people reading those pages click on the advertising, taking them to the websites of the companies who own the advertisements.
Of course, the websites don’t get any money if nobody is on their website. So they took a page from the print media’s playbook and started coming up with headlines that would gather attention.
These headlines, called “click bait” may not tell you anything useful about the content of the article or video on that page; they’re not intended to, they’re intended to arouse your curiosity and get you to click on the link. Nothing more. Of course, the more scandalous sounding the headline, the more clicks on the article. Hence, marketing people work hard to come up with attractive sounding headlines.
Real news isn’t always all that exciting. Sometimes, they feel they have to spice it up a bit. Even to the end, the media was touting Hillary Clinton as the winner, to the point where Newsweek had already printed the covers for the next issue of their magazine, showing her having won the race to the White House.
But the plot thickens even more. An enterprising internet geek in California realized there was money to be made by creating false news and sending it out over the internet.
At the same time, being a liberal, he decided that he could provide a real public service, by discrediting conservative news sites. All he had to do was to create stores that were plausible enough and juicy enough to get conservative news sites to use them, creating links to his stories, which would give him the click-throughs to the advertising.
Needless to say, these juicy stories were passed around the internet. The target news sites didn’t do their due diligence, verifying that the stories were true, before publishing the links.
So, what was created as a phony story got sent out under the names of various conservative news sites, as being real. Then, because they were such juicy stories, they got shared on social media, by individual readers, who also forgot to do their due diligence and check the stories out.
I won’t excuse the people who didn’t check those stories. I always try to check things out, before passing it on. But I will say this, it has become harder and harder to check to see if something is true. The mass repetition of some of these stories gives them the appearance of being true, but that’s not the same.
Even the “fact checkers” have been proven to be false. They have no more authority than anyone else to say something is true; but have built themselves a reputation as such an authority. Perhaps if they had remained non-partisan they could have been. But they sold out to the liberals, siding with them, over telling the truth.
So now that the granddaddy of fake news has made his bundle, he’s begun to reproduce; whether he wanted to or not. There are now others, mostly overseas, who have picked up on how profitable the fake news business is. They, like their example, are busy writing all sorts of juicy sounding stories, with inflammatory headlines to send out over the internet.
If this surprises you, it shouldn’t. Some of these people are making $10,000 per month, just off of advertising, by creating these juicy stories for public consumption.
What does this mean for you and I? Basically, it means that we need to be even more careful about the news we accept and especially that which we pass on, then we ever were before. There are few outlets which we can truly trust, and even those which are still trustworthy may end up picking up one of these stories and passing it on, because it looks so good.
Take everything with a grain of salt… about a ten pound gain. If it’s real, it will have legs and keep going. If it’s not, then it will go away. While that may not give us the instant news through the internet that we’ve become accustomed to, it will at least keep us from being taken in by the lies.
Even more importantly, it will keep us from becoming part of the problem, by passing on the fake news as it is was real.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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The 2016 presidential elections were more than an upset; they were a defining moment in American history.
For the first time in living memory, the American people rose up in a united effort to throw off their political “masters” and show the politicians and media who really owns this country… We the People.
There are many reasons why Donald Trump won the presidential election, and you can find articles galore proposing one theory or another. Of course, those articles are coming from people who are on the political right.
For Democrats, the mainstream media and other liberals, the verdict is in; Trump won because of racism and sexism. In their world view, it would be impossible for anyone to beat out their anointed candidate, were it not for those “isms” and any other “ism” they can find.
But the fact of the matter is that the average conservative or moderate rarely thinks about race, unless it is merely as a means of describing one’s appearance.
We might identify someone as “Black” or “Hispanic,” but in our minds, that’s no different than saying that they are “blond” or “brunette.” It’s merely a way of identifying the person, not as part of an ethnic minority or part of a group to hate, but merely as a person who looks a certain way.
Yet to people who are focused on race (the true racists), the color of one’s skin is everything. The ability to lump people in a group, because of their skin color, provides liberals with a way of dividing the country. Thus divided, it is easier for them to influence and control certain parts of it.
The liberal cries of “racism,” “sexism” and “islamophobia” have become so common as to have dropped to the level of becoming a joke. Few, other than those who are already in the progressive liberal camp, even listen when those accusations come out. Rather, they see it as the left’s standard trump card, when they see that they are losing the argument.
Somehow or other, a cry of “racism” beats out any argument in their minds, no matter what the facts or logic say about the issue at hand.
Sadly, there are still way too many people who are willing to take that emotional argument and run with it; accepting that as their opinion on any person or issue, without thinking it through for themselves.
Yet those political masters have just been slapped in the face by a thing called reality. While they regularly call themselves the majority and refer to conservatives as “fringe,” the recent elections prove otherwise.
In fact, according to a poll by Pew Research, there are more conservatives in the country than there are liberals. Perhaps that’s why Trump managed to beat Clinton, even though the media spent 18 months touting her as the next president.
While there are many reasons why Trump beat Clinton, including the way the two candidates ran their campaigns and Hillary’s many scandals, the crux of the matter boils down to mainstream Americans being tired of the last eight years of Obama’s liberal agenda.
Liberals like to claim that they represent the ideals of the majority of American citizens. Between outspoken Democrat politicians, the left-leaning mainstream media and the fact that liberals are much more likely to demonstrate when they don’t like something, their argument is almost convincing.
But this election proved them wrong. Not only did they lose the presidential election, but both houses of Congress are in Republican hands as well.
What did all that? Basically, it boils down to progressive liberals pushing their agenda too hard and too fast. They have literally tried to change the social fabric of American society by force, rather than by more organic means. They overplayed their hand and this forced the silent majority to stand up and say “Enough!” and I’ll have to say, they said it quite well.
The liberals have lost control of two branches of our government, and over the next few years, we’ll see them losing control over the third branch as well.
As Trump has already presented the list of conservative judges he plans on picking from to fill Supreme Court vacancies, we can rest assured that liberals will not gain control of the Supreme Court anytime soon.
This was probably the biggest issue at stake in this election. Had Hillary Clinton won the presidency, she would have been able to select the replacement for Justice Scalia, as well as two to four more Supreme Court Justices. That would give firm control of the Supreme Court to the liberals for the next 20 years or more.
Does a Democrat Loss Mean That the Liberals Have Lost Their Steam?
Does it mean the end of progressive liberalism as we know it? Are we finally going to see our country go back in a rational direction, returning to our roots? Sadly, no, in my opinion.
Oh, the liberals have definitely been dealt a serious blow and their agenda has been slowed down.
If Donald Trump is able to come through and fulfill his campaign promises, we might even see some serious reversals of liberal policies in the course of the next few years. But this doesn’t mean an end to liberalism, merely a delay for them.
Liberalism is alive and well, although at the moment they’re confused and crying. They will eventually get over their collective hissy fit and take a good look at the way things stand.
If they can actually look beyond their own preconceived notions and see things as they are, they might even learn a few things about how the world works and come out stronger. They will be back and they will try to make us rue the day we voted Donald Trump into office.
Democrats face two serious problems right now. The first is that they have lost their leadership. Part of the reason why Hillary Clinton became the Democrat Party’s candidate for president, is that they didn’t have anyone else who was a strong enough figure on a national level that they could put forth.
Bernie Sanders was probably defeated more because he was an outsider, than any other reason. The Democrats never trusted him, because he wasn’t one of them. He changed parties shortly before the primaries, just so that he could run as a Democrat, and once he lost the primaries, he left the Democrat Party and went back to being an independent.
The Democrat Party’s cupboard is pretty bare in the leadership department. It’s serious enough that they’re going to have a challenge finding a candidate to float for the next presidential election. As soon as they get over their crying spell, they’re going to have to start working on that.
The second problem that the Democrats have right now is a need to reevaluate their tactics and strategies. Even with pushing illegal immigration, allowing illegal aliens to vote, and massive amounts of voter fraud in at least 16 states, they lost the election.
Worse than that, at least for the Democrats, is that the voter fraud they’ve propagated during this election cycle has been so obvious, that people across the political spectrum are noticing.
A national cry for cleaning up our voting process is rising up. While the means for doing that are still under hot debate, people are crying out for a honest, transparent process. The Democrat Party has already promised to fight President-elect Trump at every turn. They’ve actually threatened him, trying to tell him that he had better toe their line.
That just shows how little they understand the man himself. Those threats, like all the other threats that have been made against him, will merely be exposed to the voting public and then ignored for the hot air that they are.
The only chance that liberals have is to regain control of the White House or Congress. But that’s not going to be easy. The legacy of Obama’s overriding liberal agenda, manifested through his executive orders and massive regulations, is not going to be forgotten quickly.
In fact, I’d have to say that the greatest hope that the Democrat Party has right now, is that Republican lawmakers will invariably disregard the voting public. It might take several years for that to happen; but it will.
Then, when it does, there will be another chance for the Democrats to preach their message of “hope and change,” this time, against an entrenched Republican Party. While that battle will be a hard one to win, I can almost guarantee you that it will be won.
So the key now is for Congress and the President Elect to accomplish as much as they can, as quick as they can, to turn our country back towards its roots. That will probably all be undone eventually, but in the meantime, it will slow down the inevitable crawl to becoming a more and more liberal (read socialist) society.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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THE COURSE OF EMPIRE: Brink of societal collapse? Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below! On this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart discusses the rise and fall of empires. Including the reality that one day the United States of America may collapse. How could this happen and what … Continue reading THE COURSE OF EMPIRE: Brink of societal collapse?
The election is over but the implications are still very much alive. You just have to watch the news for a few minutes to see protests, violence, people randomly attacked and so on.
Folks, this isnt a political website. As I’ve always said vote anyway you think you should (and that’s exactly what millions did) but if one thing is clear is that the lack of tolerance has reach record levels and on one hand you have people that can’t seem to process that they’ve lost, just like some can’t grasp the concept of finally getting what they wanted and be content with it. This website is about practical, objective advice. If you can’t stop yourself from wearing your Trump or Anti Trump, or Hillary for Prison t-shirt then that’s fine too, but know that from a practical perspective, it’s not exactly advisable at the moment.
Having said all this, here’s my advice.
- Avoid logos, stickers, etc.
The election is over so there’s not much of a political battle to fight at the moment. These days, you risk getting into trouble for nothing really to be gained.
People have been beaten, insulted or otherwise aggravated because of wearing Trump shirts. I know of people that had their car vandalized, tyres slashed, all four, because of Trump stickers. Recently a car was set on fire over a Trump sticker.
Given that the elections are already over and in the spirit of going as unnoticed as possible, I at least would avoid it. For those of you very political at least hold until next elections.
- Avoid politics at your workplace.
People have gotten themselves in trouble at work for expressing their political views, even fired. Now, it sucks not to be able to express your views, but then again with freedom comes responsibility and that includes knowing whats in your best interest or not. If anything, try being as discrete as possible when discussing politics. Even if your boss and immediate colleges mostly think alike, you never know who’s overhearing and who takes note of your views with a negative connotation making life harder at your workplace.
- Avoid protests and rallies.
At the end of the day, what matter is your vote and that has already been cast. If people want to protest/express their discontent that’s all fine and dandy, until the protest stops begin peaceful that is, which is not ok (but more on that later). Confronting them though makes no sense, does you no good other than scratching some childish itch some people have.
- Learn how to deal with roadblocks.
Everyone has the right to peaceful protest but there’s nothing peaceful about stopping traffic and keeping people hostage in their vehicle. Remember the basics. Avoid protests when possible. Do NOT engage. Do NOT lower your window to talk politics with the violent thug attacking you, keep moving away from the potentially dangerous ambush.
- Don’t let politics destroy your family.
I’ve addressed this topic before and I’ve seen the same thing happen in my own country. The division, the rift between opposite opinions. The fatal mistake of believing that a political adversary is an enemy. Trump himself has talked about “unity” and “heal the division” in his victory speech. But if there’s one thing both Trump and Hillary hardcore supporters agree on, ironically enough, is that they want none of that. I know for a fact such a thing is a big mistake, especially when politics end up affecting your relationships with family and friends. An extra dose of maturity and empathy can work miracles.
- Stay informed.
Matt Bracken was interviewed recently. I have a ton of respect for Matt and his opinions. There’s talks about possible false flag ops (entirely possible in the near future) and there’s strong evidence about many protesters being paid to participate, herded into buses like we see so often in South America. I understand how some people may not like Trump and chose to express such opinions. I also understand having thousands of paid violent “protesters” making a mess. This kind of organized resistance to the democratic process is pretty risky and its important to stay informed, fully understanding the interest and political inclinations of each player and media outlet.
- Keep Preparing.
With a Republican president and majority on both houses gun owners can sure relax. Chances of any kind of gun ban are slim to say the least and fingers crossed, maybe some new opportunities may arise for those living in more restrictive cities and states regarding concealed carry and what kind of firearms can be owned.
Still, firearms ownership is just a small part of the equation. Today more than ever its important to be ready to face challenges. Socially speaking expect protests and random or organized acts of violence and rioting to become more common, not the other way around. The supplies kept in your vehicle are key, especially your first aid kit. Shameless self-promoting here, if you haven’t done so already do get my book, “The Modern Survival Manual”, and put into practice as much as you can right away. Everything from awareness, grey man philosophy, self-defense and economic preps its all very much relevant and applicable. This website is packed full of information as well, read through the older articles.
With a new president there’s always a “honeymoon” period of about 3-6 months. After that things settle and the political and economic future becomes more clear. Some measures taken by Trump may be less popular than others. Mistakes will be made in the learning process, especially in his first presidency. Economic measures that may have benefits in the long run may be less popular at first, even have the opposite effect, just like positive short term ones may not work that great down the road. And then there’s the fact that almost half the country isn’t happy with the way things went, and will try to sabotage Trump every chance they get.
Good luck people!
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.
Once again, the Democrats are on one of their favorite hobby horses, that of eliminating the Electoral College. The last time this was an issue was when George W. Bush won the elections in 2000.
In that case, like this one started out to appear, Bush won the electoral vote, without winning the popular vote. But in this case, the early indications have been refuted and Donald Trump won both the popular election and it is presumed that he will win the electoral vote.
Of course, Democrats cry “foul” whenever their candidate doesn’t win the presidency. In their world view, they are the majority and there is no possibility of anyone else winning what they are convinced is their rightful seat in the White House.
This is actually somewhat humorous, when you consider how much voter fraud the Democrats propagate every election. They started early this time, stealing the primaries from Bernie Sanders and then went on to create millions of votes of fraud for the general election.
But even with that, Trump still managed to beat out Hillary in the election.
According to those who want to do away with the Electoral College, the only reason it exists is to disenfranchise voters. But then, they say the same about requiring identification and requiring U.S. citizenship to vote as well. So, that makes it a little hard to buy their story. Even so, the truth is that the Electoral College prevents citizens from being disenfranchised, rather than what they are claiming.
Of course, with most people not understanding this truly ingenious mechanism of American politics, it’s easy to sell the idea of the Electoral College disenfranchising people’s vote, as on the surface, it appears that the only vote which counts, is the 538 votes of the Electors.
In fact, the Electoral College does the opposite. Democracy is mob rule. It’s two wolves and a sheep voting on what to eat for lunch. It means that the majority decides and shoves their decision down the throat of everyone else. In doing so, it makes it so that the vote of many people doesn’t count, as the votes of people living in high population centers makes the decisions.
Coincidentally, the big cities, where the majority of the population lives, are almost exclusively controlled by Democrats. So, their push for eliminating the Electoral College really isn’t as altruistic as they would want us to believe. In reality, it’s a means for them to gain control and ensure that Democrats win every presidential election.
Of course, that’s what Democrats want, as they do better at appealing to the mob than the Republicans do. They want a system that allows them to gain control and keep it, regardless of what they have to do.
They lie, hire violent protesters, co-opt the media and engage in extensive voter fraud, all in the name of partisan politics. Yet all the while, in their minds, they are justified in those actions.
The Electoral College – How It Works And Myths Debunked
So, let’s debunk this idea that the Electoral College is hurting the American people and taking away their right to vote. To begin, we need to understand the Electoral College and how it works.
The first myth that needs to be debunked in this process is that we hold a nationwide presidential election every four years. We don’t. What we hold is 51 consecutive but separate presidential elections; one for every state in the Union and one for the District of Columbia.
What that election does is decide the votes of the Electoral College. Each state has as many electoral votes as they have members of Congress. So, higher population states, like California and Texas, have more electoral votes; but there aren’t enough electoral votes there to win the presidency; candidates need to win a majority of the electoral votes, which means that they need to win a sizeable number of the other states as well.
The Electoral Votes go to the candidate that won that state. Basically, the party who won state’s presidential election gets to send their electors to Washington, where they will vote for their party’s candidate.
About the only way that can be corrupted, is for individual electors to be bribed or corrupted and change sides between the time of the several states elections and the vote of the Electoral College. In such a case, they might vote for the opposite party; for which they would be forced to pay a fine.
Interestingly enough, Clinton’s backers and quite possibly her campaign staff, are calling for the Electoral College to do just that. As they have with many other things, they want to break the rules and have Republican electors, who come from states that Donald Trump won, vote for Clinton, and they’re willing to pay those electors to do just that.
Herein we find the true beauty of the Electoral College system. It forces presidential candidates to pay attention to all the states, as they can’t win the election by concentrating on just the major population areas. If we elected presidents based upon the popular vote alone, the Democrats would start out with a huge advantage, in that their voter base is concentrated in the big cities, which also happen to have the majority of the population.
The top ten cities in the country contain just about half the population. If a candidate could win those ten cities in the popular election, the votes of the rest of the nation wouldn’t matter. Quite literally, the rest of the population would become disenfranchised, as the high-population cities dictated our country’s politics to the rest of the country.
What is jokingly referred to as “flyover country” would truly become flyover country then, especially for the Democrats. They wouldn’t have any reason to bother campaigning in those states, because they wouldn’t need to. On the other hand, about the only way that a Republican candidate would have a chance of winning the election would be to win all those states, as well as a large number of votes in the high population states.
But it could become even worse than that. Right now, presidents need to take into consideration the needs of the entire country, so that they can get votes from the entire country. If they only needed to concern themselves with the votes of the highest population centers, they could literally take from the “less important” states, in order to give to those that support them. In this, a popular vote helps promote political corruption, rather than doing away with it.
In fact, the Electoral College system is one of the best protections against voter fraud that we have. With it in place, a political candidate or party must rig the vote in a number of states, in order to win each of those elections.
On the other hand, with a popular vote, they could concentrate all their efforts in one place, essentially forcing the voter fraud in that one place to dictate the outcome for the nation.
Yet, even with the safeguards it offers, many people feel that the Electoral College is a rigged system. As part of that, they believe that the swing states (sometimes referred to as battleground states) decide the election for the rest of us. But, once again, that’s because they don’t understand the system.
Swing states are such, not because they are any more important than any other state, but rather because they might swing either way in the election. They aren’t states that either political party can count on for their vote. As such, those states receive a lot of attention by the candidates and a lot of attention in the media, but their vote is no more important than any other state.
New Hampshire is considered a swing state, and as such, it receives a lot of attention. But New Hampshire only has three electoral votes. That makes it one of the least important states in the nation, as far as elections are concerned. It’s on par with Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota; but none of those states receive much attention, as they are strongly Republican states. So the outcome of the vote is all but guaranteed before campaigning even starts.
So, states are only swing states because the population of those states is fairly evenly divided between the two primary political parties. This means that the swing states can change over time, which in fact they do. In fact, California was once a Republican State and Texas was once a Democrat one.
While we’re debunking here, let me hit on a couple of other arguments that are used against the Electoral College.
We’ve already looked at the false narrative that the swing states have control. One of the biggest of these is that the Electoral College is supposedly obsolete. According to this argument, the Electoral College was created because of the difficulty in getting the vote count to Washington in a timely manner, back in the 1700s.
If that’s the case, then I have to ask how it was easier to get the electors to Washington, than it was to get the news of the vote count to Washington. Obviously, it’s not. It takes the same amount of travel time for several electors carrying their state’s votes to Washington, DC as it takes for an individual or small party to carry that news.
Once again, this is an argument which is counting on people’s ignorance. The implication is made that the electors are a group of people in Washington, rather than traveling to Washington after the state elections. Such a group would disenfranchise voters, exercising complete control over the election.
Finally, the idea of one person, one vote, which is the motto of the anti-Electoral College crowd, doesn’t mean one vote per citizen, it means one vote per person. In other words, all 20 million illegal aliens who are currently in the country should be allowed a vote, according to them.
Of course, they want that because it gives the Democrats an advantage, just like voter fraud does – the advantage of 20 million more votes, from people who have no right to vote in our elections.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Christmas day bombings targeting Christian groups in Baghdad. Car bombings in Iraq, Libya, and other nations. Suicide bombings at mosques and churches in various countries. Bombings, mass shootings, and hostages taken in various events in France. And many, many more incidents all over Europe and the Middle East primarily, with death tolls altogether in the thousands, with even more injured. Madness like this is why we have survival blogs.
Nevertheless, Obama said in a conference in Argentina earlier this year that “They’re not an existential threat to us.” Well if beheading folk and bombing crowded theaters doesn’t pose an existential threat, then I don’t know what does. This probably explains why we pulled out of Iraq so early. Why keep troops in a region where there’s no threat, right? Except that underestimating extremist groups by pulling out early is exactly what allowed ISIS to fully emerge after 2011.
Not too long after Obama’s speech, US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James stated in an interview with Fox that “I think our number one threat is Russia.” Really? Russia is a bigger threat than terrorists?
Could our demeanor toward Russia possibly have anything to do with Vladimir Putin’s speech in a 2015 Summit, where he revealed that ISIS funding “comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them”?
Russia has been fighting ISIS and doing what they can to curb the Islamic State’s illegal oil trade. Meanwhile, we’ve been leaving ISIS wide open, allowing them to rally troops and financial support. Not to mention we backed Al Qaeda, who would eventually evolve into ISIS, when they were attacking Syrian president Bashir al-Assad.
Isn’t it funny how the liberal media has been attacking president Putin for outright attacking Syria, when all the while the liberals in the White House have been supporting terrorists who have been attacking Syria? Make up your minds!
All these roundabout ways we have been sponsoring terrorism only to outright lie about it, and our government and media wonder why we don’t trust either of them. Y’all can’t complain about heavily armed and funded terrorists after obviously arming and funding them!
So who is responsible for all this ISIS business anyway?
Many republicans have blamed Obama for his full withdrawal of troops in Iraq in 2011, leaving a void for ISIS to form out of a disbanded Al Qaeda. Let’s rewind the tape back more though.
ISIS started loosely forming around 2003, following our initial presence in Iraq. Once all these Sunnis in Iraq were left unemployed after Iraq’s military and civil services were disbanded by American and ally forces, Al Qaeda was then able to launch a pretty successful They took our jobs! campaign to get the disbanded Sunnis to join their cause. This ended up becoming the beginnings of the Islamic State.
So do we blame Bush? He did, after all, sign the 2008 Status of Forces agreement that promised to withdraw troops in Iraq by 2011. So Obama technically was just fulfilling what his predecessor had already signed into law. Right? Well, let’s dig deeper.
Thing is, our withdrawal from Iraq wasn’t handled all that well, on both the American and Iraqi government fronts. American Generals who were heavily involved in Iraq during the 2010 partial withdrawal noted that the Iraq military forces were becoming complacent.
As Major-General Paul E. Funk II pointed out after coming back from a training exercise in Iraq, “They really did become relatively complacent, and then flat out just didn’t train.” Iraq supplies were also being stolen and even soldiers who never showed up for duty were still being paid. Needless to say, this was very much a country to be easily reckoned with after we left.
It’s pretty clear that the Obama Administration didn’t really think the withdrawal out well enough. If you do all the work for someone, they’ll never learn to fend for themselves. This is why welfare doesn’t work as a long term solution to poverty.
If we do everything for others, they’ll become complacent, so that when we leave it up to them finally, they don’t know what to do! And this is more or less what happened when we were “training” (more like doing the job for) the Iraqi military and government.
Once we left the region to its own devices, ISIS was able to make a real statement. Well, really a lot of statements. A lot of bloody, devastating statements all over the Middle East and Europe. What were they so upset about though anyway?
Let’s keep in mind that the Sunnis and Shiites in the Middle East have been mighty hostile towards each other since damn near forever. Why we ever thought we could tame the extremists of these groups with diplomacy is beyond me.
But why have these guys been so upset anyway? Oh boy, where do I start?
We all have known that the Western world, including America, has been involved in the Middle East for as long as they’ve had resources that were useful to us. This shouldn’t be news to anyone. Especially when it comes to oil.
Whenever conflicts and civil wars have happened in the Middle East, we like to arm and provide training to the rebels – or to the governments, whichever is more convenient at the time to better safeguard our interests.
The Bush family has been doing business in the Middle East since the early 1900’s. Hell, Salem bin Laden, Osama’s older brother, was a key investor for George W. Bush’s Texas based Arbusto Energy oil company. James Bath, who was a financial backer for Arbusto Energy and a business representative for Salem’s Houston, Texas affairs, ended up being found in a 1992 legal battle with his former real estate partner, Bill White, to be managing millions of dollars for a Sheik Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi banker and stockholder for the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which was found to have been laundering money to dictators, drug cartels, and Saddam Hussein, to name a few.
Don’t think the democrats are off the hook. Just prior to the rise of ISIS and our full withdrawal from Iraq, the Obama administration was funding the rebels in Syria (all while denying giving any assistance for the longest time). Many of these rebels were former Al Qaeda members who ended up becoming ISIS. Then Obama pulled all our troops out, leaving a defense vacuum and a bunch of armed rebels.
Of course we can always go deeper. We could go deeper for days on this! We also funded Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war from 1980-1988. We funded Afghanistan starting in 1979 to keep the Soviets out.
Point is – if there is a point to this – it shouldn’t be any surprise to anyone when intervening in others’ affairs pisses one group or the other off.
We also shouldn’t be surprised when the weapons we give to one group ends up being stolen by the other – or when the group we just armed and trained end up turning their sights toward us.
We didn’t just leave any ordinary void when we withdrew our troops. We left a void filled with really pissed off people. And we left them with the greatest victim card ever to pull to financial backers like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and many, many others.
We pissed already angry folks off and led other countries and donors to take sympathy on them.
Guess what? – None of this would ever have happened if we would mind our own business.
We could have just drilled for oil on our own shores, but the democrats would prefer to drill in other people’s countries where we’re forced into shady deals and getting ourselves into trouble rather than drilling on our own land. And of course we can’t have alternative energy like nuclear power either, because the power companies keep lobbying congress to keep any competition – I mean, alternative energy sources – out.
So who’s responsible for ISIS? Pretty much everyone. The Obama Administration for pulling out too early without giving any real guidance, the Bush Administration for engaging in shady deals, liberals in general for protesting oil drilling legislation that would let us drill on our own land and shores where no government level money laundering and aiding rebels is necessary, the oil companies for lobbying congress against potential alternative energy sources (like nuclear power) that would allow us to power our grid more independently, the different Middle Eastern and northern European donors for keeping ISIS funded, and the list could easily go on and on.
But primarily, I would say it’s on our crony government for backdoor sponsoring of terrorism, only to outright lie about it and blame everyone else for funding and arming them except for ourselves.
Let me ask: what would our founding fathers say if they could witness what we’ve done to our country? Our officials, old and new, have successfully corrupted our country in ways I’m not sure we can ever come back from. Arming other countries’ rebels!? Backdoor funding extremist groups with tax dollars!? Basically creating terrorism, one might say.
Quite frankly, our founding fathers waged war with Britain over much less. At what point do we decide to take a page from their book? Do you suppose we could get funding too?
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We Want it all Back, Mr. President Elect
In Plain English
Written By Silence Dogood
Mr. President Elect… this is a note for you, and there had better NOT be, any waffling on your part now Sir, because “We the People,” definitely want it all back this time.
This is our time to take back this nation, a nation that was promised us by the forefathers.
We want our government back, our liberties, our inalienable rights, our freedoms… we want our constitution back, we want our Bill of Rights, we even want our holidays back, and you__ Mr. President… must hear our collective voices now, more than ever.
Realize this, if you fail us, it will mean the last glimmer of anything good and true in this country, for Liberty will die a quiet and trembling death heard round the world.
The rumblings you now hear is the determined fervor of a land ready to push back against the elitist infection that has infested our government, and our lives.
You, Mr. President are being watched by pensive souls that have taken a many abuses for you and we have allowed you to stand where you are now, as our leader.
We have done our part… now its time for you to do yours.
Realize this one thing… any compromise by you Mr. President, regarding our liberty and our justice for all… will prove the point to many, that the unfortunate ones were right to believe that there is no fair law left in this country.
And, that a separate set of rules, apply to the haves, and the laws of the never going to have anything ever again… is all that is given to the rest of us to live by.
We are not the affable sheep that the Elite believe we are, Mr. President. Their time on this earth has come nigh, and you are the chain to pull this train wreck back onto those twisted tracks of commerce.
We know it is not going to be easy for you. We know that it will take a lot out of you personally. The stress may even end you Mr. President, because all those Presidents before you merely drifted with the flow, you are headed up stream, and we commend you for your sacrifice, but you must persevere, and united us for the sake of the nation.
That, is the job you promised the people, and NO, you may not back down now.
If you do this one, final act for your country, this one last charge up the hill for Liberty, shouting out freedom to this dying land. You WILL BECOME the greatest President in the history of America.
Turn Coats are all around you Mr. President
Mr. President, whenever you wonder what to do over the next four years whenever you find yourself in times of trouble, and doubt and feel you can’t go on. Ask yourself these three questions.
Ask yourself, is what my administration is doing, Constitutional, are we infringing on my fellow man’s right to freedom, am I creating victims here, for just another plutocracy under a entitled special rule of law__ to take advantage after my term has ended?
Let these questions be your guide sir, let the Constitution be that weighty tome you study before sleep at night.
We did not elect you Mr. President because we just wanted change, like the last President promised us, or the compromise in freedoms like Hillary suggested we take instead.
We meant what we said Mr. President… when we called you to “DRAIN THE SWAMP.”
Many people will be whispering bad advice in your ear over the next few years especially now during your first term, and much like Character from Tolkien’s Trilogy, that greasy being “Grima Wormtongue from the Lord of the Rings.” Others like him will try and poison you against the citizens.
Grima’s constant counsel to King Théoden of Rohan destroyed him body and soul, until the Wizard did expose the fiend as the agent and spy of the evil ones, and was exiled forevermore.
You will also have this task of exiling those like Grima from our counsel. Accept you must know there are multitudes of these greasy reprobates in our midst.
How you must despair Mr. President, but fear not for we have plenty of room in our prison systems for these criminals so do your damnedest to rid them all Sir.
True you will have much ill counsel, and no doubt spilling poison in your administration’s ear, and at every chance they get, but stay vigilant for liberty’s sake…
As any great leader, you must trust no one, until all have proven their alliance to the people of this country.
Look to the People for your Guidance
WE THE PEOPLE will help you with the task of freeing this nation again… we will point out the infiltrators for you, so please look to us, the citizens of this nation for your help, especially in your decision-making. Our majority will be your greatest advisers you could ever want…
Think of American’s as the best stockholders you could ever want in the most resource rich country on earth.
Do not trust anyone from the old regime; you are in charge of removing them for us. Rid our government of their scourge, and that includes any past Presidential criminals or their administrations that held a strangle hold on our justice system as well as the congress, and senate of both parties.
We understand for now that it may be prudent to lull this junkyard dog with some kind words and treats now before walking by them, just don’t get close to any of them they still bite.
I speak for many of us so-called deplorables when I give this advice Mr. president, we understand that you obviously know that there never was a true bipartisan system before you took office… we certainly do. It was merely a single coin toss handed to us every four years; deciding our fate with a flip of, “Heads they win tails we lose.”
Every American that voted for you and helped you get to where you are right now Sir, we that brought all of us to this moment in history, believe in your words you spoke over the campaign, and we felt you may be our last hope.
It was those words we heard, which you need to back up with action now. Your one urgent task is to restore liberty, and justice… for all in this nation.
What the People Expect of Our New President Elect
- GET RID OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE, and create an interest free sovereign money system for our grandchildren’s sake.
- Prosecute the guilty, the politicians, the authorities, the bankers, and the people that abused their power.
- Reduce the size of this bloated Government, and its gross over-reach into our lives.
- Uphold the, “Original Constitution,” rescind all unconstitutional Acts, Bills, Laws, or legal theft of our rights and freedoms imposed by those that had the power before you took office, and make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to ever usurp it again.
- Drive out the scourge of minion cretins that have infected our government…
- Rid us from all laws regarding victimless crime, designed purely as a tax on this nation for profit, filling the coffers of a corrupt Justice system.
- Protect this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. That means not looking for trouble in other nations where there was none to be had.
- Remember this, our Untied States is, “A REPUBLIC NOT A DEMOCRACY,” understand this one salient fact and the Union will stand behind you when you need us most.
- Give us back these things Mr. President, and allow us our freedoms, and we will do the rest for you, WE will “Make America Great Again.”
As I said before, “We want it All Back.”
We aren’t expecting sunshine and lollipops either… oh no, but what we are asking for is to be left alone by our government, to just make our own way in this life, and as long as we are not hurting others, we expect not to be interfered with our pursuits of this happiness either.
This United States was once considered to be, the greatest social experiment of freedom ever undertaken in the history of mankind. We are now teetering on an abyss.
You Mr. President have within your grasp the ability to snatch this back from that awful fate.
Do the right thing; keep your word to the people.
Listen to us, we do not need more war, we do not want to police the world, we do not need a one-world government to lead us, by ruthless dictation and their sanitized version of slavery.
What we need now Mr. President, is for the US of A to pave the way for the future of other countries showing them peace and prosperity with fair government, NOT lead by force, but by example.
All the other nations will join us in our quest for a better world, they will see us doing well, and follow our lead.
Rid the corporate world of regulation, but also get rid of the legal Corporate entity that has morphed into a lumbering beast, it is an abomination that is destroying humanity.
The world is tired of the Corporate Elite, and we are tired of seeing their distain for us. In fact, we do not wish to hear from them ever again… point us to a better way of living Mr. President, and we will follow.
This brings me to another point. You were once among this old world regime, and elbow-to-elbow with the Elite I speak of…
This is simple observation, Sir.
The question on everyone’s mind is this. Who are your loyalties with, the people and our government?
A government designed with the betterment of people in mind, or are you still aligned with this shadow government that has created this imbalance of power in our world, that made you a billionaire before you took on this seemingly in surmountable, and heroic task?
Show the people you are for them, and not the Elite.
The one government, serves the many, and will set you free Mr. President, while the other, only serve the few, and will condemn you in the eyes of the World.
A Foul Wind Blows across Washington
Some of your tasks you must accomplish in short order, and they will make you a target for the elite. Corrupt agents have killed for far less in our past, and for far less then what you need to do for us now.
You are in grave danger Mr. President, but it is your duty to the citizens of this great nation, to remain vigilant and never fall victim to their treachery before you finishing the job at hand.
So many other good men, in our nation’s history have suffered some horrible fate. They could not finish the job entrusted to them by the people, you must succeed were they did not.
YOU MUST… for the sake of the people, be ever mindful in your endeavors… especially in saving this nation. History has taught us that those willing to kill, to maintain their grip on the throat of the nation, and will always be waiting in the shadows, ALWAYS… be ever wary Mr. president, until your calling is finished.
This is what, “We the People,” need to do to help our President Elect Succeed
We must use critical thinking, and not react hastily to propaganda, or the subversive ways of the Elite. Ignore the shills who are bent on chaos in this world, they create havoc, and upheaval, designed to distract us from the task of saving our nation from becoming another new world victim in their scheme of world governance.
The Elite still have long tentacles and are capable of far-reaching destruction, yet they use subtle manipulation of the world around us. They wield various media sources (MSM), and use clever tricks to fool the people still sleeping. They use our own social media against us too, distracting us from reality.
We have caught the infiltrator the Wormtongue’s of this world, and they no longer are allowed to poison our youth or us anymore. We must exile these agents of misery from the world forever.
For every truth that is revealed by us, the elitist will spread two lies, we know this now.
They are just another snake in the grass acting as if helping people, while fooling us into believing their deceit that they have created around us.
We must question everything we see from now on, what we read, what we hear what we feel before making judgment. We shall never fear them as long as we have knowledge. We must weigh all the information against the scales of proven reality, consistent, and reasonable pure observation of the world. Their power over government is waning; we Mr. President can end this with your help.
The Steady Drone of Mediocrity
Many negative factors on this planet are by design, and use repetition to mold our minds, lull us into complacency. Remember that just because someone tells us a lie over and over, does not make it a truth…
It is going to be hard on most of us to accept this new way of thinking. We are just like King Théoden, who for so long have had poison lies dripped into our ears, until he have like him withered and died inside. Our senses will need to recover first, before our healing begins, however we must get to our feet once again.
These revelations will be hard for many of us. The people will find it impossible to believe that they were fooled for so long, or at all.
In some cases, our entire lives have been lived in lies. This is going to be a big shock for many of us.
I beg all of us to help our neighbors… using compassion and understand for what is happening, to help our nations veterans realize this too, they have fought for what we all believed in, and those that stained their warrior souls are to blame for any hardship they face in life now.
Take heart all our fighting men and women we will help you too. This country still needs you, do not consider ending your lives anymore, and help us fight this common enemy together. Fight with your hearts, and minds now, to preserve what you know are the true and good things in life.
We must recognize the signs of disconnect that is all around us, for this change to take place.
They have forced their media and military double speak on us for years now, they have alter the meaning of what was once simple language, terms such as the Alternative Media, Conspiracy Theory, Social Justice, Radical Islam, Terrorism, Collateral Damage, Soft Targets, Surgical Strike… non-combatants. Not to mention, the grotesque use of the everyday acronyms in use today, to soften or hide the true meaning of their lies, using ISIS, PTSD, GMO’s and more… to white wash the staunch language of social change and war.
All these are a cleverly designed ruse to help veil the truth, and discourage our open discussion amongst ourselves regarding these topics. We are now afraid to be labeled by these language police, and to speak of such things related to conspiracy because of this propaganda. Their new word meanings are used as a slight of hand trick to misdirect the conversation, before we notice the intent behind their voices. The deceit of the ignorant trolls that follow these liars.
Mainstream Media is Dead
We will no longer accept these verbal gestures of a dying media, because now we understand the coded message hidden in their shorthand, and we simply must move beyond them…
We must become immune to their digital lies, because we have heard them all before.
Recognize these lies when you hear them, and like our President, we must trust no one until they have proven themselves to us.
Realize now that what we thought was our concrete reasoning by our minds, yet may have not always been true, because now using careful reflection on our part we can ultimately reveal that negative outside influence, repetition and this was the media’s goal all along.
We also need to stop relying on thirty-second sound bites from these media poltergeist, throwing our world at us in carefully managed chunks. The world is much more complicated then what any of the six corporately owned Networks have told us in the past. These manufactured problems were blasted as some MTV flashing video stream, and shouted out by the Hollywood handsome reporters and their immaculate anchor ladies sitting behind glass desks.
These are all just distractions from the true news. They owned us… but no more.
They are dead now… and they shall remain dead with any luck.
What all of us can do to help is NOT to forget our differences as humans, but celebrate our races, culture, our heritage, bring these all together and using our commonalities… against these elite we can stand as one nation against this tyranny. Use these socially binding issues to help the president snatch back this country before it tumbles into that coming abyss.
So Mr. President Elect, I hope you are listening to us now, because we are ready for real change. We know the Elite have not conceded their power over us yet, and they will not give up so easily, they will even try to, “up the anti,” for this fight for liberty. We will do our part… if you promise to do yours.
Your humble servant
It has been nearly a week since our national election and there seems to be a concerted effort to continuously promote division amongst our populace. It’s as if a powerful “force” is determined to create rivalry, bitterness, and hostility between us. We can point to outside agitators, but we know who that “force” really is, don’t we? And I believe that the animosity we are seeing here in our nation, on earth, is mirroring the hostilities that are occurring in heaven between God and His host, and Satan and his followers.
So, how are we to react, and what are our responsibilities? I think I can sum it up by sharing an interesting experience I enjoyed this past weekend. I have told you that my husband is an artist and part of our business is to exhibit his art at various shows and events. He is primarily a Western artist, but every once in awhile, he is inspired to paint a different subject matter.
As to be expected, there is always a cross-section of people who enjoy the arts. They are not classified by political ideology, race or ethnicity, or whether they share religious beliefs or not. In fact, we try to receive all people on an identical footing, with the idea that we are disciples of Christ, wherever we find ourselves.
That being said, it has been suggested to us, by one of the venues in which we exhibit, that presenting faith-based paintings is probably not a good idea because the public isn’t interested in seeing them. Of course, that doesn’t deter my husband, who will not deny the glorification of our Lord because someone doesn’t accept Him, or it makes them uncomfortable. And, often, they are the first paintings to sell, because they strike an emotional chord in someone who loves Him as much as we do.
Another artist who attended our opening was a photographer who had the same experience. Likewise, she was advised not to enter a moving photograph in a contest because it featured an image of an open Bible through the window of an old church, with the panes casting a shadow of the cross across the wooden floor. That photograph was very emotional and she received several orders for it.
I relate all this to illustrate how easily the Enemy tries to convince us that our message of Christ is unwanted, unwelcome, and uninspiring. And I believe that is the message that is being encouraged in the wake of this contentious election. But, I believe just the opposite is true! Right now, our nation needs the hope that Jesus inspires in those of us who are His disciples. And it’s taken me a bit to get to my point, but here it is …. Now is the time for us to live out what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. And exactly what does that mean and how do we do it?
First of all, a careful study in Strong’s Concordance tells me that to be a disciple of Jesus is to follow His teachings. That means more than to be His student or pupil, but to be an upholder, a defender, and a true believer in Jesus. In other words, it is our faith accompanied by action; to be an imitator of Christ within our spheres of influence.
Very simply put, we need to show our nation — and the world — that we have faith in Jesus’s message; that we live and love according to His holy principles; and above all, to show them what a life abiding in Christ looks like. We are not nasty, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist haters. In fact, we are honorable and moral people who will accept you even if you don’t accept us. We won’t hate you for your sins, because we know what it is to be a sinner. By exhibiting what it’s like to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, we hope to show you Someone greater to believe in than yourself or the shiny temptations of the world.
Don’t get me wrong, we would love nothing more than to create a curiosity in others about the peace we find in the midst of all this discord and disharmony. We want to share our testimony and tell you how we’ve been able to endure the difficulties and struggles in our lives; how and why we don’t covet money, or prestige, or possessions. We want to share the Source of why we are moved to paint, or photograph, or write about the One who defines our life. Yes, I will admit that I want to teach you about Him, so that you might love Him as much as I do. But I want to do that by showing you what it’s like to serve others, to put others first, and to seek Him above all things worldly.
Those are attitudes that have been missing in our national discourse, and no elected official is going to be able to legislate Discipleship. True discipleship comes from being a committed follower of Jesus, imitating Him in how we treat others, and adhering to His commandment to be the Light of the world. There will be those who will respond to us, and those who will reject us. We mustn’t concern ourselves with the job of convincing people to accept us. We must live our lives as examples of Christ, and let the Holy Spirit convict those He will. So, in the intense and impassioned days ahead, do not lose your focus, nor turn aside from your responsibility as a Disciple of Christ. Let not the world discourage you nor dissuade you from your purpose… because they will certainly try. Just remember that we are equipped to carry on as His witnesses … and our nation needs our example.
John 15:8 “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples.”
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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve just stepped out of H. G. Wells’ famous time machine and I’m standing on the other side of a great gulf in time.
After over a year of grueling, divisive political campaigning, Donald Trump has finally won the election to become the 45th president of these United States.
If anything, this election has divided this country even more than the last eight years of Obama’s presidency.
Democrats and Republicans have always been opposites, but since the makeup of these two parties has split along liberal/conservative lines, their opposition to one another has become even more obvious. No longer is it just that they support opposite sides of the same issue, now they don’t even see it as the same issue.
What I mean by this is well illustrated by the recent controversy over transgender bathroom rights.
To liberals, the issue is fair treatment for what is clearly a minority group. They apparently can’t even see that giving that fair treatment puts women and girls at risk. But to the conservatives, the issue is all about protecting those girls and women. If the transgenders feel slighted by that, sorry, but safety has to come before their feelings.
So now we have a new president elect, who somehow has to unite this divided nation and govern for all. That will be a monumental task, even without Obama having spent the last eight years trying to create division along whatever lines he could.
The question is, is Trump up to the challenge? For that matter, is anyone capable of uniting us once again?
The White House?
Of course, I have to say that winning the election doesn’t guarantee much of anything, right now. While Trump is the president elect, Obama is still in office. With all the election fraud that’s been going on this election, I have to wonder if the Democrats have some plan to keep him out of office, even if they have to break the law to do so.
George Soros, the Democrat sugar daddy and puppet master all but said that they do. In a televised interview, he said that Trump would win the popular election, but that Hillary would ultimately occupy the White House. How can that be? What did he mean by that remark?
Until inauguration day in January, things are still at risk. The Democrats could try to raise legal issues, saying that the count was inaccurate, as they did in the 2000 presidential elections. This seems to have become standard policy for the Dems, who seem to think that there’s no way that they could lose an election. After all, they’re the “elect.”
There’s also the possibility of something happening with the Electoral College vote on December 19th, or for that matter, when they deliver their votes to the Senate President, Joe Biden on December 28th.
There could even be problems when Congress meets to do their official count of the votes on January 6th. With all the election fraud that’s come to light in the primaries and general election, the possibility of fraud in the Electoral College can’t be ignored.
Then there’s Obama himself. Someone wrote an article about how Obama will stay in office, “impeaching” the citizens of the United States for not voting in Hillary Clinton. While I’m fairly sure that the article in question was a gag piece, it has made its way around social media a couple of times.
But there is something that Obama could do, and I’ve written about it before. That is, he could declare martial law, suspending the Constitution. All he would need is a good enough excuse to pass scrutiny.
That excuse could come from widespread violence or social unrest; and he’s got the means to make that happen. The police in Los Angeles and other major cities are preparing for mass riots (which liberals call “demonstrations”) in the wake of the election.
ISIS has also called for violence, specifically on election day. While I haven’t heard any reports of terrorist incidents happening, that’s not to say that they still can’t. They have already shown their ability to infiltrate the United States and their capability to operate here. The big question is how many people there are here who claim an affiliation with ISIS and how well they can organize themselves to sweep the country with violence.
Should either of these groups rise up and fulfill their promises, we could see a bloodbath in the streets. That would be all the excuse that Obama would need, in order to declare martial law and keep Trump out of office.
Whether he could get away with that, or whether he would be forcibly removed from the White House in such an event is yet to be seen. At that point, it would be up to the military and the Secret Service to remember their vows and decide to take action.
The President Elect
But let’s assume for a moment that none of this happens and the transition of governmental power goes through smoothly, as it has so many times before. What then can we expect?
The first big question that’s in everyone’s mind is whether Trump will live up to his campaign promises or not. The mainstream media has been calling him a liar for months now, even if that required them lying to do so. They’ve painted him with the same brush used on any politician, that of bending the truth to meet their needs and telling the people what they want to hear, just so that they can garner votes.
The real question is whether Trump is just another politician or if he’s who he claims to be; and the kicker is that nobody truly knows. Since the mainstream media has done everything they can to paint him in a negative light, the picture of Trump that we’ve seen is a clouded one, at best.
But Trump has been a public figure for more than just his campaign. For years, he’s been one of America’s most-recognized citizens. While that has not always been good, it has given us some insight into who the man is, what he believes and how he operates.
Throughout the campaign, there have been people coming forth who have known Trump through the years. Some were employees who praised him as a boss. Others were ordinary citizens who talked about kind deeds that he did for them. But other than the attempts to paint him as a sexual abuser right before the elections, few have come forth to say anything negative about their dealings with the Trump.
Considering how much of a public figure he has been, I would think that if he was anything like what the mainstream media has tried to paint him to be, we would have all seen it by now.
The one truly worrying thing about Trump is that for most of his life he’s been a Democrat. He’s supported the Democrat Party and Democrat candidates; he’s even reportedly friends with the Clintons. So it’s a bit hard to accept that he is now a staunch conservative, committed to conservative ideals.
Yet, he’s making all the right noises and all the right moves to show himself as a conservative. The list of Supreme Court Justice candidates that he’s put together is impressively conservative. He also came forth with the most conservative platform that the Republican Party has seen in 20 years.
Then there’s his “contract” with the American People. The actions he’s promised to undertake in his first 100 days in office are clearly conservative, hitting on all the high points of his campaign and many of the silent majority’s biggest concerns.
Over the next several weeks, we will be able to see Trump in action as a leader. His first big job is to select his cabinet, something that is traditionally announced by Thanksgiving. This should be interesting. One of the ways that Trump has been successful in business is in his selection of managers. He has always sought out the most qualified and competent, giving them the authority and responsibility to do whatever was necessary.
This even came through in his hit television show, “The Apprentice.” At its core, that show was about picking the best possible person to run a business. The various tests and challenges the candidates faced were all about testing their ability to effectively run a business. Who cares about theory; Trump wanted people who could think outside the box and get things done.
So we can expect the same out of his cabinet selections. No, I’m not saying that he’s going to run it like a game show. What I’m saying is that he’s going to look for competence. For people who can think outside the box, and for people who can get things done.
The country is in need of such people. We are a country in crisis, and it’s going to take some new ideas and some out of box thinking to straighten it out. We can’t expect Trump to do it all himself, he’s going to have to select the right people and let them do their jobs. So the people he selects in the next few weeks are critical to the effectiveness of his presidency.
From the few positions that have been announced so far, it looks like Trump is going to be putting together a dream team. Trey Goudy has been mentioned for Attorney General, Ben Carson as the Surgeon General and Newt Gingrich as a possibility for the Secretary of State.
While none of these is definite yet, they show the caliber of people who Trump is looking at. He wants the best, not just some political figure who’s looking to get their ticket punched.
While I’m sure that some top spots will go to political figures, especially those who have hopped aboard Trump’s bandwagon, he’s looking more to the business sector, than he is to the normal pool of politicians only. This fits with the whole tone of his campaign, which has been about the American people taking our government back from the political class.
If anything, this election has shown how sick and tired the average American is with what has become the political ruling class. The Founding Fathers never envisioned such a group for our country and did everything in their power to prevent it. Yet, even with the constraints of the Constitution to guide us, we have drifted that way more and more for over a century.
The American people are a fiercely independent people, and this election has shown that we haven’t lost that independence. This isn’t a partisan move, but one that has been clearly shown in both major political parties.
Millions of Democrats abandoned the party’s chosen candidate and followed Bernie Sanders, who came close to winning, even with all the voter fraud that was used to defeat him. On the Republican side, the electorate has abandoned a wide-ranging field of establishment candidates, in favor of Trump, a political outsider.
But the truly amazing thing was that both Democrats and Republicans voted for Trump, many abandoning their lifelong party affiliation to do so.
This is a clear mandate to Washington that We the People are tired of business as normal. We are tired of a political ruling class. We are tired of our elected leaders treating us like nothing more than peasants. We are tired of being lied to, and we are tired of being mistreated by those who are supposed to serve us.
This election has been a breakwater; leaving behind the old system and its corruption, in favor of a new order.
One that returns back to the values this country was founded upon and back to running the country according to the Constitution. Not an adulterated version of the Constitution; not a modified version; not even a version that’s been twisted and tortured by the various laws passed through the years; but the Constitution itself.
It’s up to Trump to ensure that he follows through on his promises and doesn’t let things go back to the old way. But it’s up to you and I as well. We have our part in this presidency; that of keeping an eye on our President Elect and making sure that he does what he said he’d do. If not, we need to get rid of him.
Hopefully, Washington will get the message, and the political class will stop acting like our masters and start acting like public servants once again. If that doesn’t happen, then the breakwater has been nothing more than a symbol; and a worthless symbol at that.
If change is going to happen in Washington, it can’t just happen in the White House, it has to happen in both houses of Congress as well. But it needs to go farther than that; it needs to permeate every department of the federal government as well.
We the People have spoken. We’ve used our voice in the voting booth, selecting an outsider to take control of our government and give it back to the people. But we can’t stop now.
That message needs to keep going forth, to make sure that the politicians and bureaucrats hear it, and that they fear us and the power we wield over them. Until they do, it is we who fear them.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Post Election Report James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! It is my estimation that we will see a tremendous amount of chaos on Wednesday November 9th. It may be isolated or it may be nationwide but it will most certainly be chaos. Like never before we have reached a level disenfranchisement within … Continue reading Post Election Report
Vote early, vote often.
‘Tis Election Day. This time the choices are…well…not great. Watching this election season has been like watching two people locked in a cargo container dueling with hand grenades.
To me, this is sorta like changing captains after the iceberg has already hit. The outcome is a foregone conclusion, now it’s just a matter of the route and driver that gets us there.
Here’s my most profound thought for the day: it’s too late to effect any real substantial change that will sway the course to Very Bad Things we are currently on. What you can do, though, is get your ducks in a row and prepare so that the damage is mitigated as best you can. In other words, it’s too late to keep the the ship from sinking, but you still have time to find the lifeboats.
I’m heading to the polls in a few minutes (because I will always vote), but I’ll leave you with this dandy: Didja hear the one about the Democrat in Illinois who said that when he died he wanted to be buried in Chicago so he could remain active in the party?
Prepping for Tomorrow endorses Donald J. Trump for President Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below! On this week’s episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program with Author Bobby Akart, we’ll discuss politics and the 2016 Presidential election, from a libertarian prepper’s perspective. I’ll discuss why I endorse Donald J. Trump for President. … Continue reading Prepping for Tomorrow endorses Donald J. Trump
Politics and Religion.
The golden rule of blogging says you’re never supposed to talk about those two if you want your readers/viewers to like you.
Well, I’m not the kind of person that worries about being liked. I’m the kind that worries about the well-being of my readers and sometimes that includes tough topics, topics in which we may not agree on or be forced to look at uncomfortable truths. Still, this is an important … no, an ESSENTIAL part of modern survivalism and the mindset that goes along with it. The ability to understand the agenda of politicians, the different media outlets, some more obvious than others, the ability to understand were your bests interest lies.
I was asked about my opinion regarding the US elections. Keep in mind these videos are just that, my opinion. Also keep in mind the following: that if you think I’m stupid/misinform/Hillary killed my dog or Trump spit on my Lucky Charms this morning, you’re wrong. It’s not personal. Its political analysis, some of which you probably haven’t considered before.
I’m not trying to change anyone’s vote here. If anything, it would be nice to see less verbal violence, more communication and tolerance among yourselves. These elections are ripping the American society apart like no other election in recent history. Friends, even families are fighting or even not talking to one another because of different political ideology. Its destructive, poisonous behaviour that I’ve seen how it leads to decades of social conflict and division.
With that being said, here’s what I think. Of course, YMMV, and you know what? That’s just fine brother.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.
It’s just four minutes, just listen to it and comment below.
Please sit down if you are a Trump supporter before listening because I know several that have fainted after listening to it.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.
From Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Price acceptance speech in 1986: And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the […]
Defending the First Amendment James Walton “I Am Liberty” Listen to this show in player below! This week we have seen the first amendment under attack like never before. Are you prepared to defend the first amendment? Not only now but in hard times. we will also discuss the importance of the second amendment in … Continue reading Defending the First Amendment
Many of us breathed a sigh of relief in 1991 when the Berlin Wall came down and the Cold War came to an end. Over 40 years of staring eyeball to eyeball with the now defunct Soviet Union ended, without the nuclear missiles ever flying.
At long last, we had peace from the nuclear threat and the world was no longer on the brink of nuclear annihilation.
While there have been wars in the last 25 years, even wars that the United States were involved in, none of them threatened the very existence of mankind. Even the threat of Islamic terrorism, which intentionally targets civilians, kills only a few people, compared to what nuclear-tipped ICBMs can do.
There has been relative peace between East and West, with the more streamlined Russian Federation and the United States of America even worked together at times. While these two nations weren’t necessarily the best of friends, the constant face off and struggle for supremacy that marked the decades following World War II had finally come to an end.
That is, they had until more recent times. The combination of a strong Russian leader and a weak American one have brought us to a change in the global dynamic.
Whereas the world had become accustomed to looking towards the United States for leadership, whether they wanted to or not, the lack of leadership coming out of Washington has paved the way for the rise of a new global leader, right at a time when such a leader was beginning to flex his muscles.
Barack Obama has shown his weakness to the world, most especially with his infamous “red line” in Syria. When he didn’t enforce that line, the most powerful country on the face of the Earth lost face, showing the world that rather than backing up what we say, the President was all too ready to back away from what he had said, when people didn’t accept his threats.
It’s one thing to threaten a bully, but at some point in time, you’ve got to be ready to back up those threats with action. If the bully backs away, all well and good. But if the bully raises his fists, you’d better be ready to swing. Yet Barack Obama turned tail and ignored his own warning, when Syria ignored his treat.
This was noticed by many world leaders, most especially by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. Since becoming the Russian Federation’s President for the second time, in 2012, Putin has been making aggressive noises, letting the world know that Russia was not gone and that their imperial ambitions were alive and well.
As a former intelligence officer, it is quite possible that Putin remembers the glory days of the Soviet Union fondly, when the world was afraid of her might.
How the Past is Shaping the Future
The Russian people have been attacked many times through history, most especially in World War II. They were the true target of Hitler’s aggression, as Hitler himself stated in his autobiography, Mein Kampf. This has given the Russian people a national desire to protect themselves from other such attacks.
There are three main manifestations of that complex need which we need to concern ourselves with:
- The first is their fixation on becoming militarily strong. In Russian eyes, one of the most important ways to prevent attack is to be stronger than your attackers. Therefore, they have invested billions of rubles into their military, at all levels.
- The second manifestation is to become the hunt, not the pray. Everyone knows that the best defensive is a good offensive. Throughout the Cold War and again more recently, Russia has been the aggressor, so that they wouldn’t have to be the defender.
- Finally, the old Soviet Union developed the finest intelligence organization in the world. While the breakup of the Soviet Union and its replacement with the Russian Federation has caused a reduction in the size of their intelligence organs, you can be sure that they kept the best and the brightest, as well as their most important programs to keep track of potential enemies.
One way in which they have done this is through cyber-warfare. Russia is one of the world’s two leaders in cyber-warfare, the other being their ancient rival China. Both countries have invested a considerable amount of time, money and talent into developing the wherewithal to turn conventional hacking into a weapon.
Here in the United States, our government is playing catch-up with these two countries, most especially in defending ourselves from their constant probes of our electronic defenses.
This reached a head recently, when President Obama publicly accused the Russians of hacking into our systems, in an attempt to meddle with the 2016 presidential elections. Whether this accusation is true or not is up for grabs, but it is clear that the Russians have the capability, if they have decided that it would be to their advantage to meddle in our elections.
Is Putin Preparing for Nuclear War?
One of the closest Vladimir Putin’s supporters has been quoted as saying that if Hillary Clinton wins the November elections, there will be war. More specifically, he has supposedly declared that the war will be a nuclear one. This is either some rather intense saber rattling on Putin’s part, or maybe the Russian President has some rather dangerous plans up his sleeve.
Yet it looks in many ways like Putin is preparing for such a war. He has stated that Clinton is the true danger to world peace, not Trump. So apparently in his eyes, she is the one who will begin any war.
Video first seen on Dawn Obrien.
If you look at Clinton’s history, she has always voted in favor of war. So, while Democrats present themselves as being against war, Clinton, at least, has a history of being in favor of it. This is quite different than the current resident of the White House, who ran for election on a promise of ending our involvement in the global War on Terror.
There is a lot of evidence to back up the idea that Putin is preparing for nuclear war, something that he alluded to with Obama and is now stating more strongly with Clinton:
- He has moved nuclear capable missiles to Kaliningrad, a small piece of land, bordering on the Baltic Sea, between Poland and Lithuania. This small area is a province of Russia, even though it has no physical contact with the rest of the country. By moving nuclear missiles there, Putin has created a threat against Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Germany and the Czech Republic.
- Russian strategic rocket forces are at a high state of readiness. Testing of three long-range ballistic rockets in the last few days show that Russia’s rocket forces are ready to perform, when called upon. The three separate, but related tests, one from Russia’s Pacific Fleet, one from their Northern Fleet and one from the Plesetsk Space Center all hit their targets.
- While Russia’s official statement claims that these three tests were a normal part of military training and testing, it is difficult to know for sure. The age-old problem is that normal training and preparations for war look virtually identical. You have to wait to see what the country conducting the drills does, in order to know if their intentions are peaceful or not.
- At basically the same time as this, Russia has conducted a disaster readiness drill, involving 40 million civilians, roughly 28 percent of their entire population. While the drills were broad-spectrum, intended for dealing with a wide range of disasters, including natural disasters, nuclear war was also included in the drills.
- The Russian government is telling their people to prepare for nuclear war, giving specific instructions on war preparations, including checking gas masks, knowing where bomb shelters are, telling the people what to expect of the government in a time of war.
- Russia media has been telling people about American aggression, telling the people of Russia to expect a nuclear attack from the United States. Vladimir Putin himself has appeared on national television, warning of the potential of an American offensive against Russia.
Taken individually, none of these items are particularly threatening; but together they paint another picture. Any of these steps can be seen as precursors to war, most especially the last one, where the people of Russia are being prepared for such an eventuality.
All appearances make it look like we have a pending war with Russia looming on the horizon. If we take what Putin is saying at face value, we will be in open conflict in the near future. But I am compelled to say, I am not convinced that such a war is really what we are facing.
It is quite possible that Putin has other plans and that the threatening moves he is making are intended for another audience.
We have seen over the last four years how aggressive Russia has become to their nearest neighbors, especially Ukraine. The invasion of the Crimea has been a clear act of war, regardless of Russia’s rationalization of their actions.
Neighboring countries see what has happened in Ukraine and the United States’ poor response to it, and have to be wondering what will happen when Russia chooses to invade them as well.
These countries could very well be the target of Russia’s statements about nuclear war. The mere threat of such an action is one of the biggest sticks there is, on an international level.
Should Russia choose to attack any of her neighbors or even to attack all of Europe, and used the nuclear stick as a deterrent, there is little to nothing that any of them could do.
Even the United Kingdom and France combined have barely over one-fourth the deployed nuclear warheads that Russia has. Entering into a nuclear war, even on a limited scale, would be suicidal for them.
Like many such situations, we’re going to have to wait to see what happens. At the moment, it seems that Russia, like us, is in a waiting game. They are waiting to see what our November elections hold for the future. Quite possibly, those elections could have much more of an international impact than they normally would.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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There’s a saying about the media, that’s been getting a lot of use lately. I can’t quote it exactly, but it’s something like, “When the media is blowing up about some insignificant story, look to see what they’re hiding from you.”
Sadly, there’s a lot more truth to that saying, than there is importance in the things that the media wastes their time blowing up over.
With the elections coming up in less than a month, pretty much everything has been about the elections. But even that has been poorly represented, with the media spending much more time talking about personal attacks between the candidates, rather than talking about substantive issues. Of all the elections I’ve seen, this one has had the least coverage of issues; in the media, in the debates and in every way possible.
But while the U.S. presidential elections are important, and even important outside the U.S. borders, they aren’t the only thing happening in the world. Events are happening in other countries, some of whom are our enemies. Statistically, it’s all but guaranteed that we will ultimately be impacted by at least some of these events.
While the U.S. media has always been extremely poor at reporting on world events, this is even worse during the presidential campaign. So you and I have very little idea of what our country’s enemies are up to.
Hopefully, our government has a better idea than we do, but I have little confidence in the current administration and their ability to deal with world events. It seems pretty clear that President Obama and his advisors have little idea of how to be world leaders, no matter how well they think of themselves.
Being so convinced of his own ability isn’t really much of a qualification to be a leader. Leadership is earned, and it is bestowed upon one by those who are willing followers. With that being the case, it’s clear that Obama isn’t seen by the leaders of other nations as a world-class leader. If you have any doubt about that, simply look at how poorly other nations have followed him in his limited efforts against ISIS.
This actually puts the United States in much more danger than we’ve ever been before. While there are always those who want to topple the person, organization or nation who is on top, good leadership holds those people at bay. Without the other nations of the world seeing us as being the leaders of the free world, these countries are much more likely to attack us.
So, what are our enemies up to and what does it mean to us? Here are 5 issues none of us should ignore.
Ever since Vladimir Putin became President of the Russian Federation in 2012, he has been making noises, showing his imperialistic ambitions. There are those in Russia who still look back to the glory days of the old Soviet Union and the power that they held in the world. Putin has been playing to that crowd, talking about restoring Russia to her former greatness.
It hasn’t all be talk either. In December,2014, Russia invaded Ukraine, taking control of the Crimea and threatening the rest of the country. Even after almost two years, it is unsure whether Russia will gobble up the rest of the Ukraine or not.
Other nearby neighbors are looking at Russian nervously, wondering how long it will be before they expand their operations to start retaking countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. Georgia especially, which was invaded by Russia in 2008, and still has Russian troops on their soil, is waiting to see what will happen.
Putin has been playing high-stakes with the United States throughout the Obama presidency. He has made it clear that he has on respect for Obama, or his former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Rather than join the U.S. led coalition against ISIS, Russia started their own coalition, one which has been much more effective. Putin is boldly taking a stand as a world leader and directly challenging Obama.
In this regard, Putin is even laying the nuclear option on the table. His thinly veiled remarks about Russia still being a nuclear power can be seen as nothing less than a threat to the United States and our allies. He knows that Obama doesn’t have the guts to retaliate to a nuclear strike, so for the first time since World War II, Russia actually has a chance at winning a nuclear war.
If Hillary Clinton wins the election in November, this will most likely escalate. Putin has already been quoted as saying that there will be nuclear war, if Clinton wins the election. Considering her ineptitude as the Secretary of State, there is little reason to think that we would come out on the winning end of such a war.
Perhaps in preparation of that, Russia has moved tactical nuclear missiles into Kaliningrad, an enclave between Poland and Lithuania. This is another area of disputed territory, with Russia claiming it as their own. Yet placing the missiles there places both Poland and Lithuania at risk.
News about this deployment came on the heels of an announcement that Russia is considering restoring and reopening its military bases in both Cuba and Vietnam. Should they do that, it would be a direct challenge to the United States. We already went eyeball to eyeball with the Russians about nuclear arms in Cuba once, does anyone think that our current political leadership has the ability to do so again?
Let me add one more piece of news to this, so we can see a fuller picture of what Vladimir Putin is up to. Massive emergency drills are currently taking place in Russia, evacuating 40 million people from their homes and cities as a civil defense exercise.
While such drills are useful as preparation for natural disasters, the exact same drills are needed for military evacuations as well. In fact, these drills will practice radiation, chemical and biological protection of the population, something that speaks more of war, than it does a concern about natural disasters.
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With all this going on, one must ask what Putin is preparing for. Could he, in fact, be preparing for World War III? Is Russia on the verge of a European invasion? I remember that as the biggest threat in my military career, as we waited to see if the Soviet Union would try to march to the Atlantic Ocean. It may yet happen.
The country which invented the chant, “Death to America” is still on everyone’s watch list… everyone that is, except our government. It seems that Obama has decided that the Iranians are innocent as lambs, so he’s gone ahead and given them permission to build their own nuclear bombs and even sent them the money to do so.
I guess that, in any other context, Obama’s actions would be seen as treason and he’d either be spending the rest of his life in prison or his life would end prematurely. But somehow, he gets away with these things. So we, the American people, can thank our soon to be former president for making the world a little less safe.
Iran has been on the move, politically speaking, for decades. Their stated desire is to create a world caliphate, much like the plans of ISIS. The big difference is that Iran is an actual country, and ISIS, no matter what they say of themselves, is nothing more than a big terrorist organization.
According to a Hillary Clinton e-mail, leaked by Wikileaks, Iran is only a few weeks away from building a nuclear bomb, their first. If that isn’t enough to give you a shiver, than nothing is. Iranian leaders have stated over and over again their desire to destroy America, followed up by the destruction of Israel.
They have a missile program as well, something else that previous treaties had denied them, but Obama allowed. The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has taken pictures of missile silos in IRAN, which are thought to house missiles with an intercontinental range.
The question isn’t whether Iran would use a nuclear bomb if they had one, but rather how soon they’d use it. Hand in hand with this question is who they would use it against. While the choices are limited to the U.S. and Israel, it’s hard to say which one they would choose. I’d lay my money on them attacking the United States, and in doing so by setting off a high-altitude nuclear burst, in order to generate an EMP, taking out our electric grid and our ability to interfere with their attack against Israel.
3. North Korea
Right now, it’s somewhat of a tossup whether Iran or North Korea is a greater threat to the United States. Both seem on the same path, developing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Even more importantly, both have clearly stated their intent to attack and destroy the United States of America.
Kim Jong-il has always seemed a bit unstable to me. After all, anyone who would have their father killed, so that they could take the throne, has to be unstable. But when you’re a dictator, you can much more easily get away with that. There are few who are in a position to question your sanity, and those who can are easily eliminated.
North Korea has taken advantage of the elections to declare war on the United States, crossing that line, so that any action they take, can be seen as an act of war, not of terror. In their mind, or at least in the mind of their leader, they have every right to attack us, for the wrongs we’ve committed against them.
I guess stopping them from taking over South Korea was a much bigger blow to their collective ego than what we would normally have expected.
North Korea is already testing both nuclear warheads and long-range missiles. While neither is ready yet for use in an actual attack, they are close. Kim Jong-il could decide at any time that it’s time to turn against us and destroy us as an enemy.
4. ISIS and the Muslim World
The threat of ISIS hasn’t diminished in the least. If anything, they’re a bigger threat now, than they ever were before. With Obama so busy helping Hillary campaign, they are consolidating their position and spreading out to take new lands all the time.
ISIS has grown to the point where they now have strong points in several countries, outside of Iraq and Syria. Much of the northern coast of Africa is under the influence of ISIS to some extent and they have a sizable influence in countries farther east. While Obama has been sleeping, refusing to admit the danger that ISIS represents to the U.S. and the world, they have been gaining ground in their war of conquest.
They have also been busy around the world, performing terrorist attacks in a wide range of countries. Their more than 30 terrorist acts this year shows that 2016 will be their biggest year for terrorist incidents yet.
Amongst the issues which will be decided by the November election, is how the United States will deal with ISIS in the future. While I doubt that either candidate has a fully formulated plan, they both have the broad strokes of what they want to accomplish.
Although ISIS is the most militant Muslim group today, we can’t forget about the rest of the Muslim world. We are living in the third jihadist period, and Muslims are on the march. Specifically, they are on the march to take over Europe and the United States, forcing us and our European cousins to submit to Sharia Law or be killed.
The invasion is on in earnest in Europe, as we’ve all seen. Just because we haven’t been hearing about it as much, doesn’t mean that there has been any slowdown in Muslim migration. Syrian refugees in Europe are committing atrocities almost daily, molesting women, being obnoxious, committing crimes and generally trying to force the countries they are living in to adopt provisions of Sharia Law, as a stepping-stone towards converting those countries to Muslim rule.
Another leaked document from Hillary Clinton shows that she is in full support of this invasion and fully intends to increase it if she becomes president. Why should she want that? Is she Muslim? I doubt it, but the one-word cabal, who is trying to usher in the New World Order, is using the Syrian refugee crisis to their benefit, as a tool towards breaking down national borders and pushing the nations of the world one step closer to a one world government.
5. The One-Worlders
I have to include the one-worlders as enemies of our country, as they seek to destroy and dissolve it, merging the United States into their New World Order. Should that happen, we would no longer be the United States of America, but merely a region under the control of the new world government.
Both Obama and Clinton are one-worlders, as well as their financial backer, George Soros. But there is an even bigger, more secretive and more sinister group behind them. That is the Bilderberg Group. This loose-knit group, made up of many of the world’s movers and shakers in business and politics, is the true force behind the one-world movement. As the world’s “elite” they wish to put us all under their rule, so that they can take what is rightfully ours.
This group of people, especially the Bilderburg Group, is literally afraid of a Trump presidency and is actively campaigning against it. They see a danger to their plans in the rise of nationalism that Trump has caused. As such, they are working their nefarious plans out in the shadows, to topple Trump and put Hillary in office, as their choice.
Should this happen, it could mean the end of the United States as we know it. We’ve already seen massive changes under Obama’s presidency. Another four or eight years of the same could spell the end of our freedoms, especially considering that the next president will have the opportunity to appoint as many as four Supreme Court Justices.
Till then, keep your eyes wide opened to these 5 issues. They might change our lives before we know it!
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Washington is running scared. Politicians and bureaucrats on both sides of the aisle are in near panic mode, wondering what the future may have in store for them. They are fighting tooth and nail to keep their power. Such a bi-partisan display of cooperation is something that we’ve rarely seen.
What is causing all this cooperation? In a word, Donald Trump. The populist Republican candidate, who is coming in from outside the system, could be the stealth missile that destroys their way of life, and they won’t have it.
Trump has run on as non-political a platform as he can. He’s broken all the rules of a presidential bid, making up his own rules as he goes. In doing this, he’s sent a strong message to the corridors of power, and that message has gotten through.
A lot of Trump’s popularity comes from his anti-establishment stance. The people of America, especially the “silent majority” are fed up.
They’re fed up with lies and corruption. They’re fed up with a political ruling class (something the Constitution was created to prevent). They’re fed up with a growing federal government which is taking more and more from them, and helping those who are part of the government more than the people it is supposed to serve.
More than anything, they’re fed up with people who think they are our political masters, rather than being true public servants.
As we draw closer to November 8th, Trump seems to be gaining more and more steam. No longer can the mainstream media dismiss him as insignificant. Even their own polls, rigged as they are, showed Trump as leading over their golden girl, Hillary. They are having to face the fact that Trump might actually win.
But what would that mean for the country? Could Trump, someone from totally outside the system, who has never held a political office in his life, actually be an effective president?
That’s a question that we’re going to have to wait to answer. But there are some things we can surmise about the man who was made famous by the line, “You’re fired!”
When the Government Is the Business
I remember when Ross Perot ran for president in 1992. There was a lot of speculation back then about how well a businessman could do as president, just as there is today about Trump. The same arguments against him were trotted out, talking about his lack of experience and his lack of political savvy.
But those arguments aren’t necessarily valid. First of all, the original intent of the Founding Fathers was for citizen legislators, not a full-time ruling class. They envisioned farmers and tradesmen setting aside their work for a season, so that they could attend the Congressional session. That’s the whole reason that a Congressional season exists in the first place. When the season ends, they are supposed to go back and run their businesses. But today’s legislators have turned politics into their business.
Secondly, where did the idea ever come from that a government can’t be run like a business? Granted, there is no way a government is going to actually show a profit, and it really shouldn’t. Any surplus in government funds merely demonstrates that taxes are too high; and a surplus for government is the only profit there is.
Thirdly, the idea that business doesn’t prepare one for government is pure fiction. Politics, once the election is over, is supposedly all about negotiations, but so is business. Shoot, Trump wrote a book about it, “The Art of the Deal.” It seems to me that he knows a whole lot more about negotiating with people, than the man who is in the Oval Office today.
Then there’s the idea of “acting presidential,” a vague construct that means different things to different people. Well, I can’t say that the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington acts real presidential. When you compare him to Vladimir Putin, our country’s greatest rival for world leadership, he comes up a very distant second.
If Trump manages to win, I imagine he’ll continue like he has on the campaign trail, so we’ll know what the man is thinking… all the time. So will our friends and enemies around the world, which should give some hope and others pause.
“You, Bureaucrats, Are Fired!”
In my opinion, one of the biggest things that will mark a Trump presidency will be the elimination of government agencies that do nothing but take taxpayer money and waste it. Some of these agencies, which were supposedly created to serve the people, have become out-and-out enemies of the people and need to be shut down. The man who became famous saying, “You’re fired” will probably continue firing people, right and left, trimming government waste and returning power to the states.
He’s already mentioned two departments of the government that he’s planning on trimming extensively are the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. While liberal fear mongers are trying to say that he’s planning on eliminating them all together, that’s actually not what he said. The goal, as I see it, is to rein in their power, returning much of it to the states, and stopping over-regulation.
But I seriously doubt that those are the only two government agencies that Trump will take a pair of trimming shears to. Government agencies tend to grow, because that’s how the bureaucrats who run them get more power and prestige. So we’ll probably see a lot of trimming, especially in the agencies which curtail economic growth the most.
I have no doubt that a Trump presidency will see many government workers looking for honest work and many empty offices in Washington. But I also expect there will be a lot of opposition to his initiatives, in case he wins the elections. He won’t just be fighting political opposition on this one, but he’ll be fighting some of the biggest, most powerful bureaucracies around. I seriously doubt that any of them will go down without a fight.
But that’s not the biggest thing that’s got Washington scared. Granted, cutting government agencies scares the bureaucrats who populate those agencies, but it doesn’t really affect politicians all that much. They’re afraid of what Trump will do to them.
Why the Trump Movement Isn’t Just About Trump
You see, the Trump movement isn’t just about Trump. It’s about American citizens who are fed up with a political ruling class. Part of the reason this country was founded was to get away from just that. Yet here we are, 240 years later, and we’ve got our own system of dukes and earls.
Politics is a seductive life. There are people who want power, who want control and who want recognition for having it. More than anything, they want the attention that being “someone important” gets them. So, while the pay of being in Congress is good, the perks are much better. Many fight to stay in office, bowing and scraping to those who supply their campaign funds, just so that they can continue being one of the elite.
But as the political elite, they lose touch with the people they have sworn to serve. Truly, the only ones they serve are themselves and those who fund their campaigns. In doing so, the needs of the American people get lost in the clutter.
Trump is challenging that system. He is still largely funding is campaign out of his own pocket. While he is constantly working to raise funds, he is matching many of the funds given to him. I keep seeing ads, over and over again, popping up in my Facebook feed, which say that The Donald will match my giving, dollar for dollar, out of his own deep pockets.
That alone stands to change the Washington landscape. He doesn’t owe the corporations what other politicians owe their sponsors, so he doesn’t have to do what they say. There won’t be any of the Clinton “pay to play” on Trump’s watch.
So, if nothing else, a Trump presidency will be much different than what we’ve seen before. I can’t say right now if it will be good or bad, but it will be interesting.
The last time we had a president who wasn’t a career politician was Ronald Reagan, and he did great. So I guess there’s hope for Trump too. And in the end, can you imagine what would a Hillary presidency look like?
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Editor’s Note:This article is written by Giurgi C. and does not necessarily reflect this website’s options and belief in the upcoming election, but it portrays some scenarios that are likely
Social media has been alive and buzzing lately, with stories and speculation about Hillary’s health. Her coughing while on stage, coupled with the problems she had at the 9-11 memorial have led many to think that her health is much less than prime, with a strong chance that she has some serious problems going on.
The report of pneumonia just doesn’t ring true with a lot of people. Not only did the report come out late, after the speculation started, but the symptoms visible on the video footage don’t match up with a case of pneumonia. Some doctors are saying that they believe she has Parkinson’s Disease, based on that footage.
Whatever her medical condition is, does Hillary’s health really matter?
Of course, since Hillary has followed in Obama’s footsteps, as far as honesty and transparency is concerned, any report that comes out of her campaign is going to be suspect, let alone one that could shed a negative light on her health.
These days, only 11% of Americans feel that Hillary is honest, compared to 14% of Americans believing in Bigfoot. That’s not a great statistic for any politician to boast about. You can easily see which of the two is more believable.
Considering Hillary’s age, it’s really not all that surprising that she has health issues. I’m considerably younger than her and I have to take medication for high blood pressure and other things. Were it not for the elections, nobody would be paying attention to her health at all. But because of the elections, many people are acting as if her health is a critical issue that needs to be settled before November.
But the question I want to look at is whether this really matters or not. On the surface, the health of a presidential candidate seems like a big deal. But I have to wonder in this case, if it really is. I mean, what would it mean to the country as a whole, if Hillary Clinton’s health prevented her from fulfilling the office of president, assuming she wins the election?
While there are three different versions of this scenario, they’re all the same thing, legally speaking. The only difference is one of timing.
First of all, there are several different versions of her not being able to fulfill the office, which need to be considered.
The most likely is that she could be voted in as president, and not be able to finish out her term of office, either due to severe sickness or death. But then, she could be also elected president, but die before being sworn in to the office. Finally, she could win the election, be sworn in, and not be able to take her seat in the Oval Office in January.
But in reality, while there are three different versions of this scenario, they’re all the same thing, legally speaking. The only difference is one of timing.
According to the Constitution, when the President can’t fulfill the duties of his office, the responsibility passes to the Vice President. It really doesn’t matter at what point in the cycle that happens; once they are “president elect” that provision of the Constitution kicks in.
What that means, is that at any point after winning the election that Hillary is unable to be president, her Vice President would be sworn in as president. Should she not be willing to leave office, the Vice President could convene the Cabinet to determine if she should be relieved of duty.
With that in mind, it might be a good idea to take a much closer look at her running mate, Tim Kaine. Not a lot has been said about him in this election, but should Hillary win the election, there’s a good chance that he would become President at some point in time.
So what difference would that make?
To be honest with you, I really don’t know much about Tim Kaine, other than that he’s a died blue Democrat.
But his stance on a few key issues has been brought forth, showing that he’s another Democrat politician, made in the same mold as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Specifically, his stance is the same on some of the key issues of this election: illegal immigration, big government and the need to “update” the Constitution.
Of course, that shouldn’t be all that surprising, considering that Hillary selected him as running mate. After all, why would any politician select someone to be their running mate, who didn’t see eye to eye with them. But that’s got to be even stronger in the Democrat Party, who demand that everyone walk in lockstep.
This means that just like Hillary has committed to following in Obama’s footsteps, doing the same things he has done and continuing the same initiatives that he has started, Kaine would probably do the same things that Hillary would do, following in Obama’s footsteps. In other words, we’d still have the equivalent of Obama’s third term in office.
So I would have to say that should Hillary’s sickness keep her from fulfilling the office of President of the United States, then her replacement by Kaine won’t make a lick of difference. We’ll still have a White House that is out of control, doing things by executive fiat, lying to the American people and putting the needs of Syrian refugees, before those of American citizens.
The Question is, Who the Leader Is
The country needs leadership which can put it back on course, returning to the precepts which the Founding Fathers used in establishing it. That’s not going to come from any Democrat candidate, no matter who it is.
Rather, they compete between themselves for the title of being the one who pushes us the farthest away from those precepts. So no matter which Democrat candidate wins, assuming they do, mainstream America loses about the same.
The big difference would be if something happened to Hillary before the elections. In that case, the Democrat Party would have to put forth another candidate. This might be Kaine, but would more likely by Joe Biden, even though he’s publicly stated that he doesn’t want to be president.
Leadership in the Democrat Party has reportedly been looking at that possibility, even to the point of replacing Hillary regardless of her desires. That shows just how concerned they are about it, as Hillary has was the presumptive candidate long before the primaries began.
By all rights, one would think that the nomination would go to Bernie Sanders, who was a close number two in the primaries, but that’s not how things work. According to the rules of the Democrat Party, in the event that the candidate has to be changed, the leadership of the party makes that decision. A full convention doesn’t have to be called, and it doesn’t automatically go to the person who won the second most delegates.
But with less than two months left until the general election, making a change of this magnitude is a risky move. The new candidate would have very little time to build their image and connect with the voters, lowering their chances of winning the election.
That’s probably what’s staying their hand in making such a decision, because no matter how bad things get, the Democrat Party wants to win this election. They want to retain power and that means beating the Republican candidate no matter what.
So Hillary will probably stay in the running as long as she possibly can. That’s risky too, as it appears that her health is waning rapidly. But apparently in the eyes of the Democrat decision makers, that’s not as big a risk as replacing her is.
We’ve got to remember that Hillary is a “historic candidate,” just as Obama was. Part of what won Obama the election was that he was the first black president. Hillary would be the first female president. The same types of people who voted for Obama, just because he was a black, might vote for Hillary, because she’s a woman. On top of that, a lot of pressure has been put on women in general to vote for her, under the guise that a vote for Hillary is a vote for women’s rights.
Neither Kaine or Biden would have that card to play in the elections. So, not only would they lose votes because of floating a new candidate that hadn’t connected with the public, but they’d also lose those voters who were only voting for Hillary because she is a woman.
There’s a good chance that many of them would move over to the Trump camp, simply because he’s an anti-establishment candidate, running on a populist platform.
Either way, the alternative media is right in talking about Hillary’s health and we need to be keeping an eye on it. As long as she’s a candidate, that’s something that should be of vital interest to every voting American. Hiding the truth and not being transparent about her health issues isn’t doing her campaign any good.
If anything, her lack of transparency is harming her campaign, as it is showing that she can’t be trusted. It’s also raising a lot of questions about her ability to fulfill the office of president, should she be elected.
Supposedly voters are moving away from her in droves, which can do nothing but help out the position of Donald Trump in November’s elections.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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Ethics: an area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior: a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong.
When Trump is elected, we will have exercised our 10th Amendment and dismantled a tyrannical political system. It is then our responsibility to rebuild the Republic and that starts from the ground up with local offices. We have a lot of work ahead of us.
There is so much going on in our Country today, round and round we go as we try to prioritize where to focus our efforts.
BYP – back yard politics is the place to begin. There are dozens of news stories a week covering national political events, scandals, etc. But it is within our reach to begin at the beginning. Remember, the best government is the one closest to the people. Locally, every day in some small town, city, and county across this nation there are elected officials scheming to take rights away from their citizens Stories like the one below are not mainstream media. Hell, even the small town newspapers don’t cover it. Yet, while these type of elected officials, “public servants” make our skin crawl, we continue to reelect them.
Of the 168,000 residents in Carroll County, Maryland 78 percent are over the age 18 and therefore old enough to vote. This county loves to vote. They appear to be engaged in the process. The party line registration is Democrats 31,797, Republican 59,483, Libertarian 581, Green 271, Other 948, and unaffiliated 21,278.
Carroll County form of Government is five county commissioner. This form of government means there is no separate executive branch. The commissioners are the executive as well as the legislative branch. So every county department reports to them for budget demands. This is unlike a City or Town Mayor and Council. In that form, the Mayor holds executive power.
The census projected the population in bucolic Carroll County to increase only by 0.3% from 2010 to 2015. This is important because it means only attrition changes the voting base. Our favorite 90-something-year-old patriots, those from the Greatest Generation are passing on – no longer available to vote. And their spot is being filled by the millennial who is just turning 18.
Now in many ways the millennial is telling us the status quo is unacceptable. We agree for different reasons.” The millennial favors a socialist government. The millennial views the world as an equal playground and the more restrictions on our God given rights, the better for a “safer and non- offensive world.”
What they need to understand is a government who can restrict any type of liberty will. They will cherry pick the U.S. Constitution, treat it like an a la carte menu, and each new restriction results in an avalanche of more lost liberties.
TRACK THE CASH
Full time schoolteacher and current Westminster City Councilman runs for Carroll County Commissioner. The teacher’s unions who donate money and time to his campaign back him. Be clear, no one is trying to deny him a right to hold an elected office. Simply because he is a teacher, does not mean he cannot run for the office. However, once he wins, because of simply the appearance of impropriety, he should resign from his teaching job. As stated above, the commissioners have absolute executive power. No one commissioner is more responsible than the other is for any decisions. The commissioner president is not a mayor or governor but merely a title that unfortunately gets him a little more in salary from the taxpayers.
So in the rolling hills of Carroll County, the total FY 17 budget is $388,407,000 and of that, 49.92 percent will go to the Public Schools. The Carroll County Board of Education is, of course, the largest employer with 3,650 employees. And so it is fitting that the schools would get the lion’s share of the budget of just about 50 percent. The budget is $193,889,000, which is a 2.69 increase over FY16. That includes a $5.7M, or 3.2%, increase to Carroll County Public Schools to fund salary increases, including that of the full time school teacher/commissioner – and, oh – p.s. his wife is also a school teacher with the Carroll County Public Schools.
When the Superintendent of Carroll County Board of Education, Stephen Guthrie, comes before the Carroll County Board of Commissioners he is there as a superior to the school teacher/commissioner (oh and was it mentioned his wife is also a teacher?) The superintendent of schools can rip apart a teaching contract single handedly. And so where does the loyalty of the school teacher lie? Is it with the taxpayers to ensure the money is being spent wisely or is it with his boss whom he and his spouse are subordinates to and whom their income depends. At this point, you might ask, “what difference does it make?”
The ethical and proper thing to do would be for the teach to resign from his job with CCPS or as commissioner to recuse himself from any and all negotiations and votes on issues pertaining to the CCPS. He did neither. Although still an employee with the CCPS as a commissioner, he took the favorable vote for the salary funding increase for teachers and the adoption of the FY 17 budget.
This has been brought to the attention of the Carroll County Ethics commission – appointed by the county commissioners – and the Board of Education Ethics Council. Both have said there is no “incompatibility” with the commissioner also being an employee of the CCPS. It was then brought to the attention of the Maryland Attorney General
AG Opinion July 25, 2016
“On behalf of the Board of Education of Carroll County (“school board”), you have asked for our opinion on two questions that have arisen out of the election of Dennis E. Frazier, a public school employee, to the Board of County Commissioners of Carroll County. Your first question is whether “a county commissioner, who is also a public school employee, may vote on matters impacting the local board of education,” particularly school funding matters. This question does not raise an issue of State law. Instead, county law—specifically, Carroll County’s ethics ordinance—controls County officials’ duties to avoid conflicts of interest. It is our policy not to construe local laws in our opinions, and therefore we offer no opinion on that issue.”
This opinion response to the Board of Education Ethics Agency continues “As you have pointed out, Mr. Frazier’s teaching position does not conflict with the office of commissioner by virtue of subordination to, or supervision by, that office; county governing bodies lack the power to appoint, remove, or supervise school board employees. And while the county commissioners ultimately approve the local school system’s budget and fund it in part, the county commissioners do not set individual teacher salaries.
Mr. Frazier’s two positions thus do not fall under the Hetrich court’s example of a conflict that would create an incompatibility. Addressing a similar issue, the Attorney General of Kansas concluded that the incompatibility doctrine did not bar a local school board employee from serving on the state board of education because the state board did not supervise the employee and did not set either the employee’s salary or the employee’s duties.”
Wait… WHAT? The court of Appeals has already ruled “The fundamental test of incompatibility at common law is whether there is a present or prospective conflict of interest; as where one office is subordinate to the other or subject to supervision by the other, or where the incumbent of one office has the power to appoint or remove or to set the salary of the other.”
The teacher/commissioner is helping to create a budget and vote upon said matters as a superior to Mr. Guthrie; yet, also as a subordinate based on his employment and therefore creates the conflict of interest and/or the appearance of such conflict because he then goes to the end of the line with his hand out for his salary as an employee of the Carroll County Board of Education.
Yet, the Maryland AG says the ethics commissions are correct and there is no “incompatibility” and zero conflict of interest with the teach being a commissioner. Its reasoning is the teacher/commissioner does not craft the budget, has no input and therefore, simply because he votes for it there is no conflict. Bulldoogle.
The entire county budget is at the hands of the commissioners as they can steal from Paul to pay the teachers. In other words, if the CCPS needs more money they can take it from Open Space projects or whatever area they deem. This process fundamentally suggests a conflict because the commissioner while not creating the Board of Education budget certainly can add to it.
GRASS ROOTS SURVIVAL
These types of situations occur every day. These are the scenarios We the People can work to correct. Currently, we have morally challenged elected officials. We need to elect persons with high moral character. With the amount of responsibility we are entrusting to them, we must demand ethics.
Integrity, ethics, character “it’s what we do when no one else is around.” There was a lady talk show host years ago who talked about dirt on the heels of a women’s shoes. “Can you imagine what their underwear must look like if they don’t care what others are seeing?” she said. I’ve never forgotten it and it pertains to our elected officials as well. If they are going to steal from us right before our eyes, if the unethical behavior is so blatant before our very eyes, we can only imagine how bad it really it is behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, people blindly vote and more often than not for the name, they know. It doesn’t matter what a voting record looks like – heck, most people don’t even know what their local legislators do or how to obtain their voting record. We need to engage. We need to arrive at the local council meetings and see how these crooks spend our tax dollars, take to the microphone, and voice valid objection.
Get in the game. Be proactive because these type of local corrupt and unethical politicians grow up to be bigger corrupt and unethical politicians. Work to nip it in the bud. Our survival starts at the grass roots.
Nearly three-and-a-half years ago, I wrote a post titled The Veils Of Our Existence. It was based on a theory proposed by the late Don Harkin, former Editor of The Idaho Observer. Mr. Harkin suggested the existence of a world system of Power-Elites that the masses don’t comprehend because these Power-Elites have cleverly developed a virtual pasture so green that few people seldom, if ever, bother to look up from where they are grazing to notice that they are being led over the cliff.
Three-and-a-half years ago, my level of understanding of these “veils” did not include the spiritual battle that was being waged at each stage. I still think each of these stages exists and is valid, and in order to progress to a higher understanding of just how we are to maneuver through this existence called life, we must be able to pierce each successive veil and move to the next level. It is part of our human journey on this earth… only now, I see this journey with the added benefit of spiritual eyes. So I would like to revisit this interesting speculation, and add a new spiritual perspective to Mr. Harkins’ conjecture. I’m interested to know how many of you have grown in your understanding, as well.
The First Veil = Politics. There are over 7 billion+ people on the planet. Most of them will live and die without seriously thinking about anything other than what it takes to live and breathe for one more day. That means that 90% of all humanity will live behind this first veil and never pierce it. That leaves 10% of us who will vote, be active in our societies and have an opinion. Our opinions are often shaped by government officials, MSM or other “experts” who claim to be voices of authority. But of those with an opinion, 90% will never really think for themselves and will adopt the opinion of others, while 10% will pierce the second veil and move forward in their thinking.
My New Perspective: All this remains true, but now I see that there are spiritual forces behind those involved in the government, Mainstream Media, and “experts”, or voices of authority. Of those of us within the 10% who form their own opinion, how many understand that politics is not the answer — that our power will not come from our affiliation with whomever wins elections, but from Jesus Christ? And what small percentage of that 10% realizes that our time on this earth should not be spent supporting man-made power structures, but using our power from Christ to “do the things He has done, only greater”? (John 14:12).
The Second Veil = History. There will be 10% of us who will explore the world of history, the relationship between man and government, which will lead to the meaning of self-government through constitutional and common law. Ninety percent of this group will live and die without going on to pierce the third veil.
My New Perspective: The Constitution is no longer my route to real freedom. Man’s laws and self-government will only get me so far. My true freedom lies in letting Jesus heal my spiritual wounds, and recognizing that I don’t have to suffer the “fiery darts” of the Enemy. The history that consumes me now are the experiences of those — both from the ancient world, and the modern — who have learned what it means to transcend the tyranny and oppression from the spiritual realm to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. That is true freedom.
The Third Veil = Resources of the World. Of the group that pierces this veil, 10% of us will come to realize that the masses are controlled by extremely wealthy and powerful families whose old world assets have been manipulated to become the foundation upon which the world’s economy is currently indebted. (Think Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, the Royal Monarchs). But sadly, 90% of this group will never pierce the fourth veil.
My New Perspective: Yes, the masses are controlled by these extremely wealthy and powerful families; and behind them are the spiritual forces of wickedness and evil. I believe that they have sold their souls for earthly wealth and power that will prove false when the Day of Judgment comes.
The Fourth Veil = The Illuminati, Freemasonry and other secret societies. There are 10% of us that recognize these societies use symbols and perform ceremonies that transfer mysterious knowledge that is used to keep us ordinary people in political, economic and spiritual bondage to the oldest bloodlines on earth. This has been seen frequently at Super Bowl halftime shows (Beyonce flashing “the Rockefeller” sign; Madonna sporting symbols of the occult) and during the Grammy’s (Nikki Minaj’s ode to “Roman”, the demon whom she says possesses her). Just check out the Youtube videos for each of these demonstrations! But once again, 90% of those who have reached this level of understanding will never pierce the fifth veil.
My New Perspective: Boy, has my understanding of this grown in the last few years! The Lord has shown me just how much devastation has been sown on families steeped in these secret societies. The oaths and curses taken during secret ritual ceremonies have resulted in great oppression among many Christians, who don’t even know these secret societies have permeated their families or their Churches! And the evidence that these societies have infiltrated our entertainment industry is overwhelming. I am literally seeing the signs and symbols everywhere I look throughout our culture. Sadly, I believe that our country is steeped in the occult mysticism associated with these groups, and they are influencing every area of our lives.
The Fifth Veil = Technological advances by these Secret Societies. I may lose some of you at this point, but I urge you to do your own research and study the Bible in depth. There are hints of the knowledge behind this fifth veil, but you have to be willing to connect the dots. There are 10% who make it this far in their understanding who learn that the secret societies are so far advanced technologically that they are able to do things that were considered science fiction just decades ago. The inventions of Ray Kurzweil and his prediction of “man’s singularity with computers” is an example of such advanced technology. But what’s interesting is that this technology is actually ancient, and compares to what Nimrod was trying to accomplish at the Tower of Babel; namely to become like God. Are we getting dangerously close to that concept again? Nearly 90% will never get beyond this understanding to the sixth veil.
My New Perspective: To say that technology has surpassed science fiction is putting it mildly. Human-animal hybrids are being created in Great Britain, and a surgeon plans to reanimate human corpses. Books are being written that tell us immortality is accessible to everyone, outside of any religious worldview. Inventors and artists openly admit that they are “channeling” spiritual sources of knowledge. All this is being downloaded from entities in the spiritual realm to control and deceive the human race. We better understand who we’re dealing with.
The Sixth Veil = Aliens and Monsters may be real. It is going to take a huge leap for the 10% who get to this level of understanding. But if you study your Bible closely, you will see mention of fallen angels mating with earthly women to give birth to Nephalim (Giants) (Genesis 6:4 and 2 Samuel 21:20, for example). There are many modern-day Biblical scholars who are prepared to say that the minotaurs of old and the UFO and alien sightings of today are evidence of these fallen angels.
My New Perspective: My how far we’ve come in these last three-and-a-half years! The growth of the remnant of the Church who understands the truth of Genesis 6 has been astounding! I know that there are “spiritual monsters” and they are called demons. I have encountered them in deliverance sessions, and seen them stare out of the eyes of people who had no idea they were being oppressed by them. Savage and brutal and bizarre attacks upon people are increasing and are evidence that the Enemy is bringing the spiritual battle to our physical world. Although, yes, these demons are real, we should have no fear because He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world.
If you have made it this far and can conceive of the concepts behind the sixth veil, then perhaps you can see that what waits for us behind The Seventh Veil = Peace of the Lord. It’s hard to imagine, but I can foresee a small group of people whose soul is so evolved that they can exist on this earth, yet be unafraid of the evil that abounds in this realm. The only way I can describe it is to have such peace from God that you are unafraid of death.
My New Perspective: Actually, my perspective has moved in a new direction on this veil. It’s not such a small group that sees the evil ascending on the earth from the second heaven, or spiritual realm. These last few years has seen an amazing growth in this knowledge within the Body of Christ. It’s as if the Holy Spirit has done a massive data dump upon Christians! We not only know that and discern this spiritual warfare, but we also have been given the knowledge that we have the Authority of Jesus to fight [in this war] through the Power of the Holy Spirit. And that’s where our Peace comes from… knowing that we can rebuke the devil and he will flee; knowing that the Lord is our banner in this fight and goes before us; and we know that Jesus will not only never leave us nor forsake us, but He who began a good work in us will complete it. That is called Peace!
That brings us to Harkins’ Eighth veil, which can only be the pure energy, authority and life force that is God. We can only hope to tap into that Power, and I think the closest we can come to that is to seek a personal, intimate relationship with the One True God, the Ruler of the Universe and abide in Him.
My New Perspective: Yes, a personal, intimate relationship is necessary to tap into that Power, but it is incumbent upon each of us to know that it is available to us. We are not to be mindless robots, sitting idly by waiting for God to win this war all by Himself. We are created in His image, exhorted to imitate Christ, and called to an inheritance in Christ. He dwells in us! That energy, authority and life force are not to be squandered, but used to gain ground in defeating the Enemy in our lives!
So, as you can see, with each veil of understanding that is pierced, the number of people “who see” gets exponentially smaller. When I first wrote this blog post over three years ago, I saw mainly through “worldly” eyes. I was focused on “the low information voter”, and the gullible citizens who I saw as useful idiots and tools of the state. I actually thought my vote really mattered and changing the politics of the nation would solve the world’s problems. I didn’t see the spiritual component.
I can honestly say that I believe I am at that Eighth veil, and I so grateful to my Lord and the Holy Spirit for helping me to see through the murkiness of the veils and how they obscured my vision of God’s Truth. I see that my existence here on earth is more than just this physical realm, and my victory in this life depends on my readiness to work with Jesus and the Holy Spirit to do battle with the spiritual realm. I now truly know that I do not battle against flesh and blood, but have the Authority and Power of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to free myself of spiritual bondage.
I will admit that it’s a long road to progress through these veils, and if you are just beginning to awaken to their reality, then I hope you can see that living, breathing and thinking are just the beginning to greater understanding. And there is nothing to fear… we know that victory is ours in the next life. Until then, it an honor to stand for our Lord and represent Him to all we come in contact with, and to help others to push through the veils. As we teach them the meaning of each obstruction, and show them how to move to the next stage, it will be one less obstacle between them and God. That is a goal worthy of effort by every Christian.
2 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
With everyone focusing on the race to the White House, it’s all easy to forget that there are a number of important problems facing us today.
Amongst them, the threat of radical Islamic terrorism is high up on that list. If anything, the “third jihad” as it’s called, is accelerating, with more political activity and more violence.
As recent attacks have shown us, ISIS is still alive and well out there, spreading death and mayhem wherever they can. And where they can isn’t just limited to the territory they have conquered in the Middle East. More and more terrorist attacks, on a worldwide basis, have been committed under the auspices of ISIS.
This year alone, ISIS has been confirmed as being responsible for over 30 terrorist attacks, bringing their total account to 143 in 29 countries. This year alone, the attacks have claimed more than 1,250 lives, while injuring another 2,700 or more.
Then there are the attacks which are inspired by ISIS; while not conducted by any of their members, they are still responsible for encouraging those attacks. Yet we hear little about their activity through the mainstream media.
Why Is That So?
There are two major things going on in the media, which prevent us from getting an accurate picture of what Islamic terrorism is doing in the world today. First of all is an old problem; that of the American media ignoring what is going on in the rest of the world. If something is happening on the other side of the ocean and actually makes it into our news reports, you can be sure that it was a major event. Otherwise, you’d never hear about it.
In addition to this, we have to understand that the mainstream media has become nothing more than the paid propaganda arm of progressive liberalism. Actually, I’m not even sure if calling them paid is accurate, considering how many people working in the media make major donations to Democrat candidates. Either way, my belief is that they are totally sold out to the left, reporting things as the left wants them reported.
Considering that liberals consider that Muslims are the most mistreated, misunderstood, and most discriminated against in the world, the media appears as trying to do their part to rectify this by not reporting on the atrocities that ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups commit.
These two points prevent us from hearing about ISIS attacks overseas; but what about those here at home? In those cases, the media is still playing their part, helping to hide the truth; but they might be doing so under direction from the White House.
According to Barack Obama, Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist. Therefore, all government agencies, as well as the mainstream media, pretend that ISIS attacks or those which have been inspired by ISIS are anything but Islamic terrorism. They won’t report on it having anything to do with Islam, to the point of not reporting Muslim sounding names and ignoring the Muslim declarations of the killers. After all, anyone who heard that the killer shouted “Allah Akbar” at the top of their lungs just might jump to the Islamophobic conclusion that the perpetrator was Muslim.
One of their favorite ploys is to call it “conservative domestic terrorism,” which is two lies in one, but gains them two points at the same time. It furthers the idea of conservative terrorism, which is all but non-existent, while protecting their Muslim friends from being held accountable for their actions.
Our government and their media lapdogs have become so good at this game, that the DHS has actually published reports, showing that the biggest threat to our country is domestic conservative terrorism and not radical Islamic terrorism. But that report is based on false evidence; specifically the media reporting it as conservative terrorism and government agencies like the FBI not being allowed to say that it is radical Islamic terrorism.
They are already scrambling to cover up the latest series of attacks on American soil. Within one 24 hour period, there were three ISIS inspired attacks:
- A pipe bomb in New Jersey
- A pressure cooker bomb in New York (identical to the one used in the Boston Marathon bombing)
- A knife attack at a shopping mall in Minnesota
Let me be clear on this; in all three cases, the perpetrators of these crimes declared allegiance to Islam in general and ISIS in particular. While we don’t know if they were actually members of ISIS; they took their actions based on a perceived connection with ISIS. At a minimum, we know that the plans for the pressure cooker bomb came from an ISIS publication, just like the one used at the Boston Marathon.
In Minnesota, the attacker was clearly Muslim, and was asking his victims if they were Muslim before stabbing them. He was also shouting the name of “Allah” aloud, for all to hear. Coincidentally (about as much so as the dawn following the sunset), this attack was in the town of St. Cloud, a city of 67,000 people in Minnesota. This state is the home to one of the largest Somali community in the United States, and has offered the world more ISIS recruits than anywhere else in the country.
To even think that this attack is not related to Islamic terrorism in general and ISIS in particular requires a specific kind of blindness; an intentional blindness, which refuses to see things as they, but rather as people want them to be.
ISIS is clearly active in the world today. While the US led coalition has made some strides against their home territory in the last year, it is like cutting a head off of the mythical Hydra. Two new ones grow to replace that which has been cut off.
While the actual territory which ISIS has under their direct control may be smaller than they were a year ago, their area of operations has grown. ISIS currently has large-scale operations in a number of countries, effectively controlling large territories in countries outside of Syria and Iran. Parts of Libya and Egypt are directly under ISIS control now, with major operations in those countries. In addition, they have a strong presence in Algeria, Tunisia, Afghanistan and Yemen.
Regardless of what anyone says, ISIS is clearly growing, in influence, in territory and in numbers. Their brand of radical Islam is taking over from more moderate strains, increasing the risk that ISIS is causing to both Muslims and unbelievers around the world.
In reality, ISIS is more about ideology, than it is about territory. Although they have established their caliphate and are operating like a country, they are not limited by traditional political borders. In fact, traditional borders work against them, while the breaking down of borders, which many liberals support, works in their favor. The lack of defensible borders, as we are seeing in Europe, allows them to enter in and begin the process of taking over already existing countries.
All this fits in with the Muslim concept of Hegira, migration as a part of jihad. ISIS doesn’t want all their followers to flock to the caliphate, but rather to stay where they are, becoming a thorn in the side of those who oppose them. In doing so, they can being the work of taking over those countries, either by using the laws of the countries against their citizens or by violent uprising in violent terrorist acts.
None of this is new. Islam has always spread on the point of a sword. From the very beginning, when Muhammad returned to conquer Mecca, using the people of Medina, who he had converted to his infant religion, this is how Islam has spread.
Terrorism was born in the Middle East, where most of the people are Muslims. Why would it surprise us to find it in use today? As a system of asymmetrical warfare, it has proven effective for the spread of Islam. That is how, small groups of Muslims, migrating to other lands, have been so successful in conquering those lands and turning parts of them into Muslim too.
The problem of ISIS will not go away. Even if we were to send in the entire U.S. military and totally conquer them on the ground, they will not disappear. Take away their lands, and they will still carry on.
With the decentralization that they are accomplishing today, spreading across North Africa, they could lose all their lands in the Middle East and still remain victorious. By then, they may have won over more of North Africa and even parts of Europe.
So what’s next on their agenda? I would not be surprised in the least to see ISIS moving into the other Muslim republics that were part of the now defunct Soviet Union. That would be a natural move for them, expanding their territory into lands which might be at least somewhat receptive to them. It would also give them a perfect jumping-off point to move into Russia and the Far East.
The fact that Iran is in the way is a non-issue, they could either make an arrangement with the leadership of Iran or bypass them all together, infiltrating those countries in secret and starting to get to work.
In a way, this is a repeat of the first and second expansions of Islam. Before the second one was stopped, they had infiltrated much of Europe, taking control of much of the Byzantine Empire, as well as Spain. It wasn’t until they were knocking on France’s door, that the expansion was stopped. Who knows where it will be stopped this time.
We are living in a time when the world needs good leadership. Sadly, the Obama has not given the world that leadership. Rather, more of the world has looked to Vladimir Putin for it, knowing that Obama couldn’t be counted on.
Who will be next? Will Hillary win the election and continue with Obama’s policies, further weakening America? Or will Trump win? While an unknown quantity, he at least talks like a leader. He talks like he will do something about ISIS. But will he? We’ll just have to wait and see.
But if he doesn’t or if he doesn’t end up having that chance, there is one thing we can count on; that is an increase of the influence that ISIS has in the world and here at home. By the end of another four or eight years of a liberal president, we may not be able to recognize the country that we were born in. Further Muslim immigration may permanently change the fabric of American society; taking over cities and creating “no-go zones,” just like there are in Europe today.
That’s the goal. Muslims are bent on conquest. Whether they go by the name of ISIS or by some other name, they will continue down that road. It will take strong leadership, backed by a strong military, to stop the spread of Islam overseas and to stop its spread here at home.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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“The government closest to the people serves the people best.” Thomas Jefferson
Government closest to the people is the best form of government as it allows the people to be more involved and enforce their right to reign in an overbearing government. In debate during the 1788 Virginia Convention, Thomas Jefferson argued for the 10th Amendment stressing that Article 1, Section 1 of the United States Constitution delineating the purpose of the federal government was too ambiguous and granted too much wiggle room for the federal government in which to gain relentless power and control via legislative mandates.
It was the belief of Jefferson, George Mason and other anti-federalists that the 10th Amendment was a necessary wall to ensure the people always have power over their government. The 10th Amendment is more than a right but also a duty to step in and stop any usurping government. Although the last Amendment, it is a lynchpin tying together our entire God given rights of freedom as set forth in our Bill Of Rights.
Today, however, our local elected officials are just as guilty of a power and money grab as those of the gangsters at the federal level are. Like good little thieving thugs, local officials fall into line with the extortion and hostage-like mandates of the federal government as it dangles a few tax dollars as a reward and threats of no taxpayer dollars for local projects if they do not. Unfortunately, as a distracted nation, voters continue to fall for the song and dance of promises of less government and no new taxes bulldoogle only later to see they are all frauds and that once they are elected, they forget who they represent and from where they hail.
Recently in the state of Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley and his progressive army of gangsters decided to tax the rain. Yes, it’s true. Under the mandate by O’Malley, Maryland counties devised storm water management plans wherein each homeowner and business owner would be assessed a tax based on how much rainwater fell and later trickled off their rooflines, driveways, and other impervious areas.
Giving a whole new meaning to pennies falling from the sky, the penalty for not complying within the timeframe would result in county fines of up to $10,000 each day they failed to implement a plan and ensuing assessments. Instead of the county elected officials fighting back, they began immediate compliance. It was not until a few of residents of certain counties created a protest on the tax, brought to light the absurdity of taxing the rain, and elected a new governor who eventually nullified the tax. This is the epitome of the 10th Amendment and the power to the people and our ability to win at the ballot box.
Unfortunately, those type of ballot box stories are far and few between across the nation. Nonetheless, victory does lie within the 10th Amendment.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – Amendment 10
The purpose of government under Article 1, Section 1 is to protect individual liberties from all foreign and domestic enemies. Period.
The purpose of the 10th Amendment is so when the politicians turn gangster We the People have every right to disband and rebuild. All government should be designed to be accountable and available to the taxpayer. Americans are a “forgive and forget” group of people. Therefore, easily swayed with an apology from the lying crooks who do nothing more than hand out new laws, new executive mandates and all the while continue to tax without representation.
Our Forefathers had great, first-hand knowledge of these type of tyrants, dictators, and autocrats, which is why they brought forth the wonderful “Republic for which we stand.” This was in no way an easy task; as matter of fact, our Forefathers were afraid of what King George III would do once they brought forth the new nation, the U.S. Constitution and Bill Of Rights.
They have never met such a challenge as succession; but it was with the love of freedom, independence and the certain unalienable rights that no one person should ever be able to infringe they surged forth and prepared for the worst. They discussed when would be the “best” time – the “proper time” to deliver the documents of the birth of the free United States to the king. They realized there was never going to be the perfect opportune time so they mustered up all their courage and as one stood against the tyranny.
The American Revolution experiences is what they drew from and obtained the foresight to cover all bases to ensure freedom for generations to come; such as wrapping up the BOR with the 10th Amendment. Remember we are a Constitutional Republic. The type of government our Forefathers gave to us grants states’ rights and self-government purposes. Our Forefathers created a process wherein government was supposed to begin with We the People; yet, we have evolved into a tyrannical government of the reverse and it trickles down with unconstitutional orders and laws imposed and infringing on our Constitutional rights.
As President Ronald Reagan stated in his first inaugural address, “federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.” However, tell that to President Abraham Lincoln. It was his reasoning that state has had no such power. As a tyrant, he totally ignored the 10th Amendment and made it clear it was his way or no way – such nonsense would not disrupt the Union or the strong centralized government he advocated. It was with the 10th Amendment the South rose and demanded succession; thus, the aggression from the North on orders of stinkin’ Lincoln.
OF course, we know the rest of the story. Nevertheless, the way history is taught in our schools brings Lincoln to a favorable spot in the hearts of Americans –after all, it was he who freed the slaves. In reality, eleven states seceded and formed their own confederacy; Lincoln declared it was a violation of the Constitution and deliberately overlooked the right of the People to restructure as granted in the 10th Amendment.
He suspended habeas corpus, locked up the Baltimore mayor and city council and newspaper editors throughout the country who disagreed with his plans. As Lincoln continue to build a stronger northern economy with disproportionate taxes onto the booming south, the words of Alexander Hamilton who stressed the importance of the writ of habeas corpus and our protection against “the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny,” as stated in Federalist No. 84 were condemned by Lincoln and thus the war began.
The sole purpose of 10th is for the individual power to decide how much state government is necessary and to then flow from the state to the feds. Sadly, Americans are too caught up in their busy lives of working simply to pay taxes and stay afloat; just simply unaware of the duty within the Right bestowed by the 10th Amendment, to dismantle and rebuild a greedy and over-powering government.
Thus, we have succumbed to federal mandates such as the government takeover of medical care “Obamacare” and emissions testing just to name a few. Of course, we can go back to the bailouts and the takeover of General Motors, etc. Currently, we are facing an influx of refugees who will further infringe on our sovereignty as an individual and a nation.
No American wants to be deemed uncaring; nor, do we want to be tagged as conspiracy theorists. However, is it a conspiracy when it is right before our eyes? The political correct federal gangster government has a playbook wherein if questioned, they sucker punch us collectively in the stomach and place a guilt trip on the American people in effort to force empathy at our expense.
It is no wonder so many decide to be an ostrich with their head in the sand. We the People have allowed this evolving, overbearing government to control with fear of government reprisal. The federal government wants us to believe we have “progressed” beyond the 10th Amendment. Though not advocating bloodshed, Patriots need to muster the guts to halt the tyranny. We have an inherent duty to protect for future generations.
Things change, but the Constitution and our God given rights do not. These are not breathing and living documents. Self-governance is definite under the 10th Amendment. We can begin by calling out all fake and unconstitutional laws imposed by the feds. It begins on a local level and the nullification of any and all legislation; local ordinances that seek to interfere with ones right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Get involved at the local level. Take your jury duty like a patriot and if the laws involved are unconstitutional, then acquit. Send the message that We the People will not continue to be indentured servants.
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Government are numerous and indefinite. The Former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace negotiation, and foreign commerce. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the state.”
James Madison Federalist No. 45
As things are closing in on election day 2016, one of the hot button topics that should be being discussed, but isn’t, is voter fraud.
The Democrat primaries were rife with fraud, even though the party officially denies it. But in state after state, Bernie Sanders lost, not to an overwhelming number of Hillary votes, but due to an overwhelming amount of voter fraud. And Democrats still accuse the Republican Party of fraud.
Back in the 2012 presidential elections, the Democrats accused Mitt Romney of voter fraud, long before the elections, simply because a relative owned stock in one of the companies which supply the computerized voting booths. There was absolutely no evidence of any Republican voter fraud brought to light, but the howling on the left was all but deafening.
But then, there’s one thing you can be just about sure of, where the Democrats are concerned. That is, they are probably doing anything they accuse the Republicans of. They constantly accuse Republicans of being racist, and also of building up the national debt, in order to hide their own spending.
So, it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that their accusations of voter fraud are merely a cover for their own efforts to fraudulently win the elections.
Rather than listen to all the noise, we’ve got to look at where the action is. And where it’s been for who knows how long is in the Democrat camp. Time after time, reports come forth, talking about how votes are switched from Republican to Democrat. But the opposite never seems to happen.
Then there are those districts which Democrats win with more votes, than there are voters living in the district. Somehow, that never seems to happen in favor of Republicans. But enough cases like that happened, in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, that Obama might not have won without them.
With the voter fraud propagated by the establishment Democrats in the primaries, there is no reason why anyone should think that November’s election might be any different. On top of that, Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking over the elections, supposedly to ensure that they are “fair” elections.
What I’d like to know is what definition of “fair” is Johnson using. It’s quite possible that his definition of fair, like many Democrats, is that Hillary Clinton wins and occupies the White House, regardless of how the people vote.
There’s a strong possibility that the fix is already in on this election. George Soros, the financial power behind all things liberal, legal and not so legal, made it clear in an interview that Donald Trump will win the popular vote, but Hillary Clinton will be the next president. There are several ways that this can happen and his statement could have been pure braggadocio, but it’s also possible that he knows something that nobody else does.
Video first seen on sara wan.
If there’s anything that has become clear this year, it’s that there are things going on in the background, which aren’t for public consumption. What kinds of things? The type which normally make up conspiracy theories. There are people in power, movers and shakers in the world, who work to make things come out in their favor. These are the true one percenters, the people behind the one world government.
These “elite” think that they are smarter than the rest of us and therefore have the right to decide the course of the world. What they really are is a bunch of ruthless money men, who use their wealth and the resulting influence, to make politicians and businessmen dance to their tune. In doing so, they effectively control the world.
These are the kinds of people who are behind the Democrat Party, and George Soros is either the first amongst equals or their front man. He calls the tunes and the Democrat Party dances to them. One of the tunes he has called, is for Hillary Clinton to be the next president.
No wonder George Soros hates Donald Trump. Soros is worth an estimated $24.2 billion, alongside of which Trump’s $4.2 billion is pocket change. Yet Trump is running against Soros’s horse in this race, and doing rather well. This alone speaks well for Trump, as he is unwilling to go along with the elites who are trying to call the shots.
The Mexican Backup
Over the last several years, we’ve seen Obama politic and posture to create a lasting Democrat Party legacy. More than anything, he has worked to ensure that the Democrat Party has ongoing control of the White House, and through it, the country’s destiny. Some of his biggest actions have been done with nothing more than that in mind.
The whole argument about voter identification is about this. To say that requiring voter ID is racist is ridiculous; especially when you consider that Mexico requires voter ID, and Democrats say that requiring voter ID disenfranchises Mexican voters.
Actually, saying that requiring voter ID is too big a burden to place on minorities is racist in and of itself. By saying this, they are saying that minorities don’t have the intelligence and ability to get a legal identification. Yet, they require identification from these people to get their food stamps and other government handouts. So clearly the racism argument is one of convenience, not one of principle.
Of course, the voters they are concerned about disenfranchising aren’t American citizens; but rather, Mexican citizens who crossed the border illegally and are now living in the United States without legal permission. These people can’t get an acceptable ID for voting with, because they don’t have the right to have such an ID.
But then, getting those people in the country and getting them to vote is all part of the plan. Most Mexicans vote Democrat, because the Democrats cater to the poor and needy, promising to give them free handouts. Since most illegal aliens qualify as being poor, they vote for the party who will help them out, when they can vote. It just so happens that it’s the same party who thinks that they have a right to be here and take advantage of all our social services, even though they aren’t here legally.
In this, we see the second part of the Democrat plan to gain total dominion of the United States. If they can get enough people in the country who are dependent on the government, they can win election after election, no matter what Republicans do.
This is somewhat like the story of two wolves and a sheep voting on what they are going to have for lunch. Since the sheep is outnumbered by the wolves, their vote doesn’t matter. Likewise, if the Democrats can get enough poor people to be dependent on government handouts, and they are the party pushing for those government handouts, then the votes of the working class won’t matter.
Obama’s illegal actions to give executive amnesty to illegal aliens fits in here. By doing so, he is increasing the Democrat Party voter base, without it costing the Democrats a thing. All they have to do is keep giving away taxpayer money, and those who have received amnesty will keep their loyalty to the Democrats and keep voting for them. To do this, they need to intentionally keep the Mexican voters ignorant about who they are.
The cynicism of all this is mind-boggling. The black community is waking up to the idea that the Democrats are merely using them to get their votes. But the Hispanic community hasn’t seen that yet. When they do, the exodus of Hispanics from the Democrat voter rolls will be much faster and much more furious than Eric Holder’s scandal.
All this ties together. It’s all part of the same plan. Democrats are interested in one thing and one thing only; that’s power. They want to control every aspect of our lives, making us slaves in all but name. And they’ll dip to whatever level is necessary to complete that goal. Voter fraud, lying to their own voter base, keeping people ignorant, allowing non-citizens to vote, it’s all the same to them.
In their eyes, the ends justify the means. As far as they are concerned, nothing they do is wrong, and nothing they can do is as evil as allowing Republicans to have control of our country. If they have to break the law to keep that from happening, they will… then they’ll blame the Republicans for doing it.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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For several decades now, the Democrat Party has acted like they own the minority vote, most especially that of the Black community.
To a large part, that’s been true, as most minorities, especially the poor within those minorities, vote for the Democrats, hoping to get all the handouts that they are always promising. In this, the Democrats are using a time-tested tactic of using your and my tax dollars to buy the votes of the poor.
Of course, they don’t just buy their votes with free handouts; if that’s all they did, it would be bad enough. But rather, they foster envy and jealousy as well. That gives them the ability to keep the poor angry at the rich, in a classic class-warfare move.
Doing so is necessary, so that the poor don’t have a chance to get mad at the Democrats.
You see, people whose lives are miserable and whose needs aren’t being met will always be mad at someone. That basically means everyone who is either living from paycheck to paycheck or lower economically. So all the poor, lower class and lower middle class can qualify as being part of that.
Okay, so these people are upset, so what? It’s human nature to try and blame others for our problems, and we usually look for the highest and biggest target to blame. In other words, the most natural target for that anger is our political leadership.
When Republicans are in office, the Democrats feed into that natural desire to blame the highest target around; getting their constituents to be mad at the political leadership. But when Democrats are in office, they can’t allow that. They have to turn that anger elsewhere. Otherwise, they might be seen for the charlatans that they are.
So they pick other targets and get people focused on them. It really doesn’t matter who those targets are, just as long as they are big enough and high enough to garner the necessary attention.
They’ll use whatever Republican politicians are available, they’ll talk about the police, they’ll get people mad at corporations and businesses, they’ll even go after priests and nuns; anything to keep the spotlight of the public’s anger turned away from them.
Just look at the difference in how the media and the Democrats have handled Obama’s presidency, compared to Bush’s presidency. Granted, Obama is a Democrat, so he’s one of theirs; but that’s the point. The entire Democrat machine, including the mainstream media, is working overtime to make Obama look good and conservatives look bad.
Just look at the targets they’ve chosen, to direct the anger of the poor masses at:
- Wall Street (Occupy Wall Street)
- Bankers in general
- Corporations in general
- Christians – both for opposing gay rights and Islam
- Police (Black Lives Matter)
- Conservatives in general
- And of course, any Republican politicians they can find
This isn’t a new tactic, but something they’ve used for years. Actually, they didn’t even invent it. Hitler used the same thing in Germany, turning the anger of the German people over their loss of World War I, the poverty they were living under and the high inflation against the Jews, blaming them for the country’s financial woes.
Forget that they spent all their money losing a war; it had to be the fault of the Jews. Otherwise, people might turn their anger against the government, which might ultimately mean turning it on Hitler himself.
Why do Democrats need to turn the anger of the minorities somewhere? Just look at their situation. Minorities in this country are quite literally getting the leftovers.
Black unemployment rates are much higher than White unemployment rates, especially amongst young men. Black youth from the ghettos are dropping out of school in droves, with few of them even gaining a high-school diploma, let alone a college degree.
Black families are falling apart, with the highest divorce rate and the highest percentage of single-parent homes amongst any group in the United States.
Blacks Are Waking Up
There is so much going wrong in the Black community, that it’s no wonder that they are dissatisfied with the condition. Somebody has to be at blame for that, and they are being very carefully instructed as to who to blame for it.
Again, we’ve got to ask the question, why do the Blacks need to have their attention directed at specific targets? Simply because the Blacks who are in the worst shape are in cities and states which have been run by Democrat politicians for decades.
If their anger isn’t properly directed away from their own political leadership, it would be all too easy for them to point the finger at Democrats, and realize what is happening to them.
But Blacks are starting to realize what is happening to them. Specifically, they’re starting to understand that the Democrat party has been using them, and has been doing so for years. Not all Blacks are coming to this realization, but enough are that it’s starting to make a difference; especially since some of those who are realizing it are key leaders in the Black community.
Quanell X, a leader of the New Black Panthers in Houston, Texas recently turned on the Democrat party, saying that Black Americans should “truly examine Donald Trump’s outreach to the black community.” He elaborated on that, adding that it’s time to “reexamine the relationship that black voters have with the Democrat Party.”
Video first seen on Fox 26 Houston.
That’s not all he said, making his stand much clearer by declaring “it’s a fact that for 54 years, we have been voting for the Democrat Party like no other race in America. And they have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them… we are being pimped like prostitutes, and they’re the big pimps pimping us politically, promising us everything and we get nothing in return.”
Those are pretty strong words, making a pretty strong accusation against the Democrat Party. But I’ve got to say, he’s absolutely right. The Democrats are and have always been the party of racism.
They claim that the racism of the past is gone, with the racial elements of the Democrat Party who were members of the KKK and created the Jim Crow laws have moved over to the Republican Party.
But it’s all a lie. Those words and others like them are nothing more than a ruse to hide the racism inherent in the Democrat Party.
Why do they have to hide it? Because they don’t want to get rid of it. The Democrats don’t want to do anything for Blacks, other than keep them dependent on government handouts. That serves their purposes, because it gives them a huge voting block they can count on, without costing them a thing.
I have long been suspicious of the Democrats, citing how every political party in the last century who has claimed interest in helping the poor, has done so for the purpose of using the poor to gain power. But in reality, those parties want the poor to remain poor, so that they can continue using them.
I don’t care if you’re talking about Stalinist Russia, Castro’s Cuba or Maoist China; they all used the same tactics.
So why are the poor so important to these politicians? There are two basic reasons. First of all, there are more poor than there are rich. So, by gaining the confidence of the poor and getting their vote, any politician can overcome the vote of the wealthy. The poor will always vote to have something that belongs to someone else taken from them and given to the much more deserving and needy amongst us, themselves.
Secondly, the poor are generally not as well educated, so it is easier to lie to them effectively and not have them realize what is happening. So, the Democrats, or any political group that tries to use the poor, has to invest very little to gain a lot.
I’m personally glad to see Quanell X pointing out the hypocrisy of the Democrat Party. We need more voices like his and former NFL champion, Burgess Ownes, who speak out the truth and tell the Black community what is happening. Maybe then, it will be possible for someone to do something that can actually help them get ahead.
America is supposed to be the land of opportunity. Not the opportunity to sit at home and collect welfare checks, but the opportunity to make something of yourself and your life.
It is clear that Blacks, Hispanics and every other minority can compete on a level playing field, as long as the playing field is truly level and they are given the tools they need to compete with. That doesn’t mean being given an advantage. It means being given the same tools that everyone else has.
There have been way too many Blacks who have been highly successful in this country for anyone to say that a Black man or woman can’t make it here. Democrats and others who use race baiting to keep people angry and depressed are not doing it for the benefit of the Black community.
No, but as Booker T. Washington, one of Americas’ great black leaders said, “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
Some great insight, from a great man and a great educator. It’s time that people take his words seriously and put the grievances on the table, instead of carrying them in their hearts. If there are problems, and there are, let’s work together to find solutions. But blaming and keeping hatred and anger alive will never solve a thing.
It’s time for the Black community to hear the words of Quanell X, as well as the words of Booker T. Washington, and look at what the Democrats have done to them. Then, it’s time for them to find someone who will truly help their people, not just use them.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
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