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Monday, November 7, 2016

New Beginning or Beginning Of The End?

Here's the Nonsense:  The results of this election will determine if America will return to being the nation our founders created and give many future generations the freedoms that have blessed us since our beginning. 

Here's the Horse Sense:  The results of this election could give us one last chance to save America for future generations, but it will only give us a chance and not guarantee it.

This is the last post planned for the Horse Sense Blog.  I appreciate all the support and encouragement I've gotten over the years from you, the readers.  Of all the posts I've written, this one is the most important.  The election results may allow us a new beginning.  But regardless of the outcome of the election, the results may very well be the beginning of the end of the free country we've known since our founding.

If you've been a regular reader of this blog, then you've followed my path of learning and growth about our nation's political situation.  Along with you, I've learned and grown over the years as my eyes have been opened more and more while doing my research for my writings.  Many of you have agreed with me, some have written and said you've learned, and some have said they disagree.  Through the entire process I've come to conclude that my core beliefs have been correct.  But, I've also concluded that most Americans either don't understand or refuse to face the core reasons why America is in the trouble it's in and what they must do to change it.

Way back in December of 2014, right after the midterm elections when it was already apparent that the Republican leadership was going to continue to ignore the mandate of the American people, I predicted that Donald Trump would run for the presidency and become the Republican nominee.  A couple weeks later I went further and said that if he runs, he'll win.  The caveat to that prediction I always held to has been that he would win if the Democrats and GOPe (the UniParty) don't succeed in undermining and stealing the election from him.  If such a massive number of Americans get out and vote for him so that he wins by a landslide that even the UniParty's election tampering can't overcome it, then he will be the next president. 

If Trump is successful and wins, you will begin to see change in America and things will get better. But however good it gets, it won't last for long. The changes being called for by most voters are human solutions to big problems. They cannot be successful long-term on their own because the American people have developed a mindset that demands they have their cake and eat it, too.  But our founders understood that that cannot work.  For liberty to thrive the people must be willing to make continual sacrifice and choose lives set apart in faith and goodness. 

Americans have come to the point where they are not willing to do that.  They misunderstand what the founders meant when they wrote that we have the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Life and liberty are easy to understand and have similar meaning today to what they did at the time our nation was founded.  But "pursuit of happiness" is grossly misunderstood.

Most people today demand their "right" to their pursuit of happiness and think it means they can live their lives the way they choose and do whatever they want.  The rise of the libertarian movement focuses heavily on this, but "pursuit of happiness" for them is interpreted through the lens of the modern meaning of the phrase.

In colonial times people were much more aware of God and their dependence on Him for not just happiness, but for survival.  Life was not easy and people did not usually live as long as they do today.  For example, when America was founded the average lifespan was around 45 years.  So, when the founders said that a person had to be 35 years old to be president, they were looking at someone who was at a much later place in their lifespan than it is today.  The 35 year old requirement would be equivalent to around 50 years old today.  People in colonial times often saw their children die because they did not have the medical knowledge we do today that results in most of our children live to adulthood.  

Things like this caused the people to understand how important reliance on their Creator was.  People today scoff at God, even those who profess to believe.  They live lives that are an affront to God and that have abandoned reverence for and dependence on our Creator.

The understanding our founders had was expressed well by our second president, John Adams, who said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Adams and the other founders understood that if the day came that Americans were not religious and moral, the nation would fail.  You can't have one without the other either.  Those who think they can be moral without religion don't understand that man needs accountability and without accountability to God, people would stray away from morality and live lives of debauchery.  And as they do that they fool themselves into thinking they are moral by justifying their behavior.  

Look at the justification that goes on in our society today.  Our legal system is set up for people who can effectively justify wrongful behavior with the right excuse.  Often that excuse is blaming someone else for their own actions.  The bottom line is we must be accountable for our own actions and yet our society is now built on justification of wrong doing instead of accountability.  If we truly believe in God and are accountable to Him, then morality follows because we realize that we will be accountable to Him in the next life.  We understand that  He sees everything and we cannot make an excuse and get away with it.

I remember years ago a discussion with an attorney I know.  He justified getting guilty people released by using excuses for them.  I was having dinner with him one night and asked him how he'd justify it before God on judgment day.  He said, "I think the most important case I'll ever have to plead will be my own on judgment day before God."  I told him he wouldn't get that chance.  He was surprised and asked why and I told him that God won't allow us to make excuses, He'll demand truthful answers and accountability for our actions and there will be no arguing about it.  When we get to judgment day we will have already sealed our fate.  
But the fact is that Americans live lives focused on themselves. They think it is their right to pursue their carnal pleasures but the pursuit of happiness our founders wrote about meant something different in colonial times than it does to people today.  At that time happiness was equated as living a holy and moral life according to God's commandments.  To pursue happiness meant you had the right to follow God's commandments without the interference of government or anyone else.  And that pursuit of happiness meant the pursuit of a moral life according to God's commandments.

But today people think that they have the right to pursue whatever their desires are, moral or not. And that is the root cause of the downfall of our nation.  Even with a Trump win, without turning from that mindset to one of religious pursuit resulting in a moral lifestyle, America will, in short order, enter in to the 1000 years of darkness that Ronald Reagan warned about.  

This topic is polarizing. It has to be. We don't like to hear hard words, but sometimes they are necessary. This is one of those times we need to hear them if we truly want America and the freedoms we've known to survive.  The future of America depends wholly on the faith of its citizens.

In Jesus’ day the Pharisees and scribes were the most religious people in society. They were considered very moral people and were known for keeping the traditions and laws. But Jesus pointed out the fallacy of their moral deeds and hypocrisy. He called them “hypocrites” and “blind,” and He used his strongest criticisms for them. Speaking of meeting God’s standard in Matthew chapter 5, verse 20, Jesus said, “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

That is how tough Jesus said it was to meet the standard God requires. In verse 48 He said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” That’s why God says in Isaiah chapter 64, verse 6 that all of our righteous deeds are like filthy rags. That’s why the Protestant Reformation happened, because Martin Luther and others realized as they studied the Bible that the church of their day had turned to believing that good works could get them favor with God. They realized that only God could change hearts and make them worthy of Him. They realized the church of their day had become guilty of the very things that Jesus had accused the Pharisees and scribes of being guilty of. Only God could change men’s hearts, which He did through the gift of faith. The result of that faith would be changed lives that would do good works because of the changes He made in those hearts.

Throughout the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New Testament, the message isn't about morality. The message is about righteousness before God. It is about the fact that no one can be righteous on his own. No person, whether man or woman, can meet the perfect standard of God. 

In the book of 2 Chronicles, chapter 7, verse 14, God says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” God doesn't say that if they turn from their wicked ways and become moral He’ll heal their land. God says they must humble themselves, pray, and seek His face in addition to turning from their wicked ways. In other words, morality without turning our lives to God is fruitless. His promise is only if we turn to Him. We cannot do it without God.

Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, once wrote an article about this. His words state important truths:

We want God to heal our land. But notice that God said, “If My people who are called by My name . . .” (emphasis added). When God looked at a nation that was having problems, he pointed his finger at his people. So often, we are quick to point out all of the problems in our culture. But God essentially says, “You know, I have kind of been looking at you—you who are called by my name.”
The question is, are we experiencing spiritual revival?. . . .That first-century church turned their world upside down. . . .These first Christians did not out-argue the pagans; they outlived them. . . .We don’t read that the Christians armed themselves and led a revolt against Rome. Rome had the most powerful military on the face of the earth at that time. No, the first-century believers decided to fight fire with fire. They recognized it was a spiritual battle, and so they used spiritual weaponry. . . .The problem is that we don’t use this weaponry. We use political means or other avenues as we try to solve problems, and it is like attempting to extinguish a forest fire with a squirt gun.”

We would be wrong to assume that morality is the answer to what is wrong in our culture. Efforts to restore morality in our culture by bringing the Ten Commandments back into public places, prayer back at public events, Christian symbols like a manger scene at Christmas, crosses at memorials, and any other religious symbolism that could be sought are not enough to get God to bless our nation. 
You can’t legislate moral reform. Sure, those symbols are not bad things and in many ways it is nice to have them. But they are not the basis of favor from God. Lack of morality is a symptom, not the cause of our problems. Therefore, the solution is not to come up with more laws. Believing that laws alone can change people’s hearts is tantamount to believing that people can become moral on their own efforts, when in reality, the only One who has the power to truly change hearts is God.

We cannot remove God as the prime component of the equation or the math doesn't work.  

It is good to seek morality and change our behavior.  But we need to remember the Bible says that only God can change people's hearts.  Once we reconcile our relationship to God, then we will see the moral changes we need in our own lives. And then we will be best able to choose those qualified to lead us in elected office. With those issues handled, then we will be able, with the help of those leaders, to address the economic crisis in our nation and turn it around for our children and future generations.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Why Did James Comey Reopen Hillary Clinton Investigation?

Here's the Nonsense:  There's no basis to think that James Comey's reopening of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal has any merit.  He probably just wants to write a book.

Here's the Horse Sense:  There's no doubt there's plenty to go after in a legitimate FBI investigation of Hillary's email scandal.  But we have to wonder what's really behind his reopening of the investigation.

The reopening of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal is raising everything from cheers on the right to screams of bias and unfairness on the left.  With Attorney General Loretta Lynch trying to keep the FBI's James Comey from reopening it (and don't forget that she's his boss), it might have taken real courage for him to do it.  What could have possessed him to reopen the case, especially when it could have major impact on the election outcome on November 8th?

Some say James Comey had an attack of conscience for not pushing harder when originally dealing with the Clinton email scandal and that's what's caused him to reopen the case.  

Some say he was embarrassed into reopening the case. With Donald Trump hammering constantly on the disgrace it was to not prosecute Hillary followed by many revelations in the Wikileaks and Project Veritas releases about Hillary and her campaign, it put a lot of pressure on the reputation of the FBI, and Comey in particular.

Others say that the NYPD division handling the Anthony Weiner investigation is known for a no holds barred method of investigation that seeks justice and doesn't give special consideration to individuals no matter who they are.  They believe that Comey may have feared that the NYPD would push their findings if nothing happened after they turned them over to the FBI.  The fallout and disgrace it would bring on the FBI would be immense if another law enforcement agency showed negligence and a lack of due diligence on the part of the FBI.

It's also been suggested that Comey might be trying to restore his reputation that was damaged so badly by how he handled the case in the first place.  And if the people within the FBI who were silenced by how he handled it before started speaking out it could further damage Comey and the FBI by causing rebellion in the FBI's ranks and even result in resignations.  Eventually that would be fuel for the truth behind the entire situation to be made public by former employees.

Another idea was put forth by Rush Limbaugh who said that Comey might be working with the Obama Administration trying to make it look like he's going rogue when in reality he's doing this to take attention away from all the damaging information coming out in the Wikileaks releases.  This would keep attention off of those releases until after the election.

And if those aren't enough ideas for the rumor mill, it's also being said that this might be the plan of Barack Obama.  By having Comey do this and appear to be taking rogue action, Obama puts so much pressure on Hillary that she is forced out of the race.  In that scenario Obama might cancel or delay the election and announce he will stay in power until a new election can be held (or until the next election cycle).  He would claim that the entire process has been damaged and he must stay in power to make sure things work out properly. Then, while the DNC works to come up with a new candidate, the RNC would use the opportunity to say they needed to start over, too, and try to replace Trump as their nominee.  Let's face it, the GOPe, which is full of NeverTrumpers and anti-Trumpers, would love another shot at getting the nomination for one of their globalist candidates. This would be an example of the Democrats and GOPe (the UniParty) working together to make sure a globalist is elected and Trump is kept from taking control.

Which one of the above is correct, or is there another scenario that is correct over all of these?  We don't know and won't know until it all shakes out.

But remember, in 1992 when Bill Clinton was running against George H. W. Bush there was a last minute indictment of Bush?  The Washington Examiner reminds us in an article about it.  It says that indictment against Bush for involvement in the Iran-Contra affair damaged Bush to the point of losing the election.  (It should be noted that the indictment was thrown out later, but not before it had done damage to Bush's campaign and the election was over.)  

The Clintons are now crying foul about Comey's reopening of his investigation against Hillary, but it's ironic that 24 years ago they faced a similar situation that benefited them.

Many on the right are saying this is the nail in the coffin for Hillary's campaign.  I'm not so sure.  It could be, but she's got so many scandals that have been made public and she's still in the race.  This might impact her, but my suspicion is that if it does it's only because it's the straw that broke the voter's backs.  They may be to the point that it's just too much with everything else that's come out.  And they may decide that so many things haunting Clinton are too many to have in a new president. Of course that's assuming it really isn't a ploy being used by Obama to stop the election entirely.  We'll know in 9 days.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hillary's Strategists Report Almost Total Collapse Of Her Support

Here's the Nonsense:  It's over.  The media have made it clear that Hillary has already won the election.

Here's the Horse Sense:  There's way too much evidence that the contest is very much still going strong.  There is even a report that has now been revealed from a strategic consulting group for Hillary that says Trump is surging while Hillary is falling.  It's far from over. 

So, do all the media claims that Hillary has already won the election make you wonder if Trump really has a chance? Take heart.  Benenson Strategy Group, a  pro-Hillary strategic consulting firm, did a study and the results are exactly the opposite of what the media want you to believe. The report shows Hillary's support in almost total collapse in the past 2 weeks while Trump's continues to grow.  The report shows that media reports that Trump has already lost are nothing but outright lies being used to try to manipulate the outcome of the election.

The report makes it clear that things like the Wikileaks emails are having a damaging impact on Hillary's campaign.  This helps Trump's campaign and strengthens his support as it reinforces his message that Hillary is a criminal who is unfit to serve as president.

The downside of the report is that it confirms how uninformed some voters are.  For example, it says:

"On a positive note, most respondents who were liberal-leaning (83%) or Independent (59%) were unaware of the messaging front concerning Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct. While the vast majority (88%) were aware of the consensual extra-marital relationships, the mainstream media approach to the stories has left only 8% of liberal-leaning voters and only 19% of independents aware of the allegations of rape."

That lack of awareness of Bill Clinton's history, and Hillary's work to cover it up and destroy the women who said Bill had attacked them, shows how little attention many Americans pay to the kind of people they elect to govern our country. That in itself is enough to explain much of the dire state of our nation.

But it also shows that Republican-leaning voters are much more aware when it says things like:

"On a disturbing note, some 70% of Republican-leaning voters are aware [of] bussed-in voting, false-face operations, and dead-man's-party registration drives.  This may necessitate severe strategy changes for November."

 And goes on to say provide this graphic:

The report concludes with 3 findings:

1.)  The Damage Has Metastasized - "Hillary is widely considered sick, untrustworthy, and most Hillary-leaning Democrats would vote to replace her."

2.)  Trump Voters are Virtually Unstoppable - "Where 11% of Hard Clinton supporters could be dissuaded from voting by a strong storm and 17% would balk at a 90 minute wait, Trump's strong support only diminishes in the events of catastrophic attacks on America.  Some demographics (blue-collar white men between the ages of 30 and 64) were more likely to say they would vote in the event of an active riot standing between them and the ballot."

3.)  The Public Has Lost Faith In Polling - "Poll-driven narratives have been pushed too far, alienating most of the voting population.  The use of polls as a psychological weapon has also been noticed (especially on social media).  As the poll-gap narrative becomes ever more extreme, obvious visible evidence (rally-size, yard-signs, bumper-stickers, memes / social-media posts) becomes more and more obviously contradictory.  Attempts at shaming outspoken poll-deniers such as Bill Mitchell onTwitter have failed in 2016 where they succeeded (Dean Chambers) in 2012.  We are in uncharted territory."

The report concludes with both non-recommended and recommended options to salvage Hillary's campaign.  These are so extreme that it does give me some pause as to the report's authenticity.  However, J. B. Williams, co-founder of  the North American Law Center, wrote an article about this report and also was a bit skeptical about its authenticity.  He even contacted Benenson to see if they'd confirm or deny its authenticity but could get no answer from them.  When his article raises this question he writes:

"However, in checking the client list of Benenson Strategy Group, it read like who's who of leftist organizations, from the ACLU to Planned Parenthood, NBC to Obama, DSCC and DCCC.  Strangely missing from the web site client list is The Clinton Foundation or Clinton Campaign directly, although the alleged BSG Report shows both the BSG (oder version) and Clinton Foundation logos.

"Then in checking Hillary Clinton social media pages, such as her official Facebook group, I noted that her FB friends dropped from a little over 9 million a week ago to slightly over 7 million today. Although every post on her FB group is a pro-Hillary propaganda puff piece, the comments under each is a plethora of anti-Hillary comments, most of them attacking her for the information made public by Wiki Leaks and Project Veritas."

Evidence of Trump's growing support and Hillary's falling support in recent days goes beyond this report.  Trump's rally attendance is growing ever larger with tens of thousands of people showing up each time he has another rally.  And Hillary's seem to still be having trouble getting more than dozens or hundreds of people to show up.  And support from groups like the black community are growing. The Gateway Pundit is reporting that Trump is on track to get a larger portion of the black community's votes than any Republican candidate since 1960.

So, when the media try to tell you it's all over, ignore them.  Trump's momentum continues to grow and there's good evidence that he's on track to win.  Only if the Democrats can successfully steal the election will he lose.  But as Yogi Berra said, "It ain't over till it's over."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Trump's Contract With The American Voter

Here's the Nonsense:  "Contracts" with voters aren't needed.  The media tell us that Trump is a hater and Hillary cares about people.  That's all we voters need to know to make our decision who to vote for.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Only Donald Trump is making a contract with American voters to assure them what he will do as president.  Hillary makes vague promises that Democrats have been making for generations and nothing ever gets better.  Every voter should read what Trump plans to do and see why he's the one who wants to bring back America's greatness.

As opposed to making comment about it, I have chosen to simply reproduce below a copy of Donald Trump's contract with voters so that you can read for yourself what electing him would mean for America.


What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington 

Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC: 

● FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; 

● SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health); 

● THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated; 

● FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service; 

● FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government; 

● SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections. 

On the same day, I will begin taking the following 7 actions to protect American workers: 

 FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205 

 SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership 

 THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator 

 FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately 

 FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of jobproducing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal. 

 SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward 

 SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure 

 Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law: 

 FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama 

 SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States 

 THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities 

 FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back 

 FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting. 

Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration: 

1. Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act. An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate. 

2. End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free. 

3. American Energy & Infrastructure Act. Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral. 

4. School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable. 

5. Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act. Fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications. 

6. Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act. Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-side childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families. 

7. End Illegal Immigration Act Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first. 

8. Restoring Community Safety Act. Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars. 

9. Restoring National Security Act. Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values 

10. Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics. 

On November 8th, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities, and honesty to our government. This is my pledge to you. And if we follow these steps, we will once more have a government of, by and for the people.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Why Hillary Clinton Is The Most Unfit Candidate In American History

Here's the Nonsense:  All the negative things being said about Hillary Clinton are just lies from people who don't agree with her on some issues.  As President Obama made clear, she's the most qualified candidate who has ever run for the presidency.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Most American voters don't know much about Hillary Clinton's past.  They don't even know what she did in recent years as Secretary of State or NY Senator.  Looking at her record makes it abundantly clear she's not only unqualified to be president, she's unfit for the office.

If you've heard a lot of reasons why Hillary shouldn't be president, you may be like many of us who are beginning to forget her record.  But we need to be careful not to forget because that record should tell us what we need to know about why she is or isn't fit for the office.  Fortunately there are some people who are trying to help us to remember.  John Perazzao at has just released an article that, while long, is a must-read for all voters prior to election day.  I'm going to give you an overview here, but it's worth the time to read his entire article. (Click here to read his article in it entirety.)

Perazzo writes:  "Never in American history has anyone as unfit and undeserving as Hillary Clinton run for U.S. President. While she stands on the threshold of being elected to the White House, she quite literally belongs in a prison cell. This article lays out the case against her, chapter and verse."  And then he goes on with a list that would be a great outline for a book about how someone so evil has risen to the level of power she has and is now on the precipice of becoming our next president.

Perazzo starts by reminding us of Hillary's illegal use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.  He writes:  "Throughout her entire four-year tenure as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton never acquired or used a government email account. Instead, she transmitted — in violation of government regulations — all of her official correspondences via a private email address that traced back to a secret, private, unsecured server that was housed at her New York residence. And immediately after those emails were subpoenaed by Congress, Clinton instructed a team of her advisers to unilaterally delete, with no oversight, almost 32,000 of the roughly 60,000 emails in question."  The he points out that she lied and said that she did it because using one mobile device was more convenient, but in reality we learn that she had at least 13 mobile devices.  And she made sure that not only were more than half the emails deleted, but all of her mobile devices were also unavailable for the FBI to examine during their investigation.  

Then the article reminds us that at least 2079 emails contained classified information, which is a felony under Section 793 of the Espionage Act, each being punishable by a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.  

It then goes on and reports on the scandals at the Clinton Foundation, which violated laws that prohibit politicians from accepting money from foreign sources.  The Clintons went from not being able to buy a house without someone to co-sign the mortgage when they left the White House to a net worth that today is estimated between $200-$300 million.  Much of that worth is due to their foundation where approximately 1/3 of all donations were from foreign sources donating over $1 million and more than 1/2 of those donated over $5 million.  And that barely scratches the surface of the information reported by Perazzo in his article.  He includes many "coincidental" benefits donors received while Hillary was Secretary of State, too.

It even points out that, for example, in 2013 only 6% of the Clinton Foundation's revenues went to direct charitable aid. (Sounds a lot like enough to be able to say they were doing charitable work without actually investing in helping people.)
Clinton's support for the Iran Nuclear Deal that President Obama touts so loudly is also covered in the article.  The article points out that Hillary's campaign says Hillary will enforce the deal, but that's not so comforting when it shows the key points of the deal include:
  • Iran was permitted to keep more than 5,000 centrifuges.
  • Iran received $150 billion in sanctions relief.
  • Russia and China were permitted to supply Iran with weapons.
  • Iran was given the discretion to block international inspectors from its military installations, and was promised that it would receive 14 days’ notice for any request to visit a given site.
  • Only inspectors from countries that had diplomatic relations with Iran would be given access to Iranian nuclear sites; thus there would be no American inspectors.
  • An embargo on the sale of weapons to Iran would be officially lifted in 5 years.
  • Iran's intercontinental ballistic missile program would remain intact.
  • The U.S. pledged that it would provide technical assistance to help Iran develop its nuclear program and protect its nuclear facilities, supposedly for peaceful domestic purposes.
  • Sanctions would be lifted on critical parts of Iran’s military.
  • Iran was not required to release American prisoners whom it was holding on trumped-up charges.
We can't forget, as Perazzo points out, that Hillary helped Russia get control of 20% of all U. S. uranium.  While she was Secretary of State, Hillary joined Obama's Attorney General and the Secretaries of Defense, Commerce, Treasury, Homeland Security, and Energy to approve Russia's acquisition of 51% control of Uranium One, a company that controls 20% of all uranium production capacity in the U. S. 

And "coincidentally" in June 2010, the month in which the Russian acquisition of Uranium One was approved, Bill Clinton was invited to speak in Moscow for a fee of $500,000. Vladimir Putin personally thanked Mr. Clinton for speaking. Mr. Clinton's speaking fee was paid by Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin.
I'm just scratching the surface but let me quickly outline other things it covers.  Those include:

  • The Benghazi Debacle, and Clinton's Role in Arming Jihadists in Libya and Syria
  • The Radical Islamist Affiliations of Clinton's Closest Aide
  • The Deadly Consequences of Clinton's Absurd Fictions About Islam & Terrorism
  • Clinton's Role in the Rise of ISIS and the Stratospheric Growth of Worldwide Terrorism
  • Clinton's Role in Squandering America's Victory in the Iraq War
  • Clinton's Horrible Judgment Regarding Another Terrorist Enemy
  • Clinton's work to ensure ratification of the New Start Treaty with Russia.  Phyllis Schlafly wrote about it saying: 

  • Clinton's Reprehensible Treatment of Israel
  • Clinton Turns Libya into a Terrorist Hell Hole
  • Clinton's Plan to Import 65,000 Syrian Refugees into the U.S. As Quickly As Possible. Her campaign website says: “We have to stem the flow of jihadists from Europe and America to and from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.” While this sounds like a grand idea, it begs a very obvious question: Why has Hillary Clinton explicitly called for bringing at least 65,000 refugees from Syria into the United States as quickly as possible, even though:
  1. ISIS has vowed to deploy terrorist operatives to infiltrate the flow of Syrian refugees heading to Western nations?
  2. more than 1,500 terror-linked refugees, asylees and migrants entered the U.S. in 2014 alone?
  3. more than 30,000 illegal immigrants from “countries of terrorist concern” entered the United States through America's Southwestern border with Mexico in 2015?
  4. Michael Steinbach, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit, has made it clear that it is virtually impossible to screen out terrorists who could be posing as refugees and coming to America?
  5. FBI Director James Comey has said that the federal government does not have the ability to conduct reliable background checks on the Syrian refugees, and has warned that “there will be a terrorist diaspora [from Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East] sometime in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before”?
  6. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has admitted that the U.S. will not “know a whole lot” about the refugees it accepts?
  7. CIA director John Brennan has said that ISIS “is probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the West, including in refugee flows ...”?

  • Clinton Explicitly Favors Amnesty, Sanctuary Cities, and Open Borders
  • Clinton Opposes Gun Rights
  • Clinton's Plans to Expand Obamacare into a Government-Run, Single-Payer System
  • in spite of these facts about Obamacare:
  1. A 2014 study by the Brookings Institution found that “premiums in the individual health insurance market increased by 24.4 percent beyond what they would have had they simply followed … [existing] trends.”
  2. The S&P Global Institute found that between 2013-15, the average market medical costs per individual increased by 69%.
  3. Premiums for ACA-compliant Qualified Health Plans that were sold to individuals on the Obamacare exchanges, were $2,300 more expensive than premiums for non-Qualified Health Plans, i.e., plans that were in existence before 2014 and did not comply with the mandates of the ACA.
  4. In 2015, premiums for the lowest-cost plans across all tiers — bronze, silver, gold and platinum — increased by a median of 10-13%.
  5. By September 2016, fully 16 of Obamacare's 23 state exchanges had gone bankrupt, with another one — the Tennessee exchange — “very near collapse.”
  6. It is expected that by the end of 2016, UnitedHealth Group will have exited 31 of the 34 Obamacare exchanges in which it has participated, while Aetna will have left 11 of its 15 state exchanges.
  7. Obamacare's insurance policy deductibles are skyrocketing in almost every state. As National Review reports: “Average deductibles for silver plans — which accounted for nearly 70 percent of the exchanges’ 9.3 million enrollees [in 2015] — now average $2,994. The second most popular Bronze plans have average deductibles of $5,629.... Paying $3,000 or $5,600 before their insurance kicks in simply isn’t an option for most families ...”

  • Rejecting School Vouchers for Poor Minority Children in Failing Urban Schools
  • “Criminal Justice Reform”: Going Soft on Crime, and Filling America's Graveyards
  • Fighting Voter ID Laws As “Racist” Schemes to Disenfranchise Minorities, even though voter fraud is rampant throughout America as noted in these facts:
  1. A 2012 report by the Pew Center on the States found that 24 million voter registrations — one-eighth of all registrations nationwide — were either invalid or inaccurate, including more than 1.8 million dead people who were still registered.
  2. A 2014 study found that two years earlier, some 155,692 registered voters in North Carolina alone had first and last names, birth dates, and final-four Social Security Number digits that matched those of voters who were registered in other states.
  3. The same study also found that 35,570 people who had actually voted in North Carolina, had first names, last names, and birth dates that matched those of voters who had cast ballots in other states.
  4. In 2008, Democrat Al Franken won a highly controversial U.S. Senate race in Minnesota by just 312 votes. It was later discovered that 1,099 felons — all legally ineligible to vote — had cast ballots in the election, almost exclusively for Franken.
  5. A 2006 study found that 77,000 dead people were listed on New York's statewide database of registered voters, and that as many as 2,600 of them had somehow managed to cast ballots from the grave.
  6. In Milwaukee in 2004, approximately 5,300 more ballots were cast, than voters who were recorded as having shown up at the polls.
  7. In 2008, election officials nationwide had to discard at least 400,000 bogus voter registrations submitted by ACORN, the now-defunct criminal operation masquerading as a “community organization.” (Speaking at ACORN’s 2006 national convention, Mrs. Clinton said: “I thank you for being part of that great movement, that progressive tradition that has rolled across our country.”)
  8. In 2011, a Colorado study found that of the nearly 12,000 non-citizens who were illegally registered to vote in that state, about 5,000 had taken part in the 2010 general election.
  9. In ten Colorado counties in 2012, voter registrations outnumbered the total voting-age population by between 4% and 40%.
(The foregoing examples represent only the tip of a huge election-fraud iceberg.) 
  • Clinton's Affiliation with Al Sharpton & Black Lives Matter
  • Clinton’s View of the Supreme Court and Its Purpose as shown in these litmus tests she says she'd put forth for SCOTUS appointees:

  1. “I would want to see the Supreme Court reverse Citizens United and get dark unaccountable money out of our politics.” (Citizens United was a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that left intact the federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from making campaign contributions to politicians, but nullified a provision barring such entities from paying for political ads made independently of candidate campaigns—on grounds that the First Amendment prohibits Congress from censoring any entity's right to engage in, or to fund, political speech.)
  2. “I would like the Supreme Court to understand that voting rights are a big problem in many parts of the country. That we don't do always do everything we can to make it possible for people of color and older people and young people to be able to exercise their franchise.” (In other words, Mrs. Clinton would appoint Justices who oppose Voter ID laws, favor extended early-voting periods, support voting rights for convicted felons, and endorse universal voter registration — all measures that would make it significantly easier to commit voter fraud.)
  3. “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose.”
  4. “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with marriage equality” (i.e., same-sex marriage).

  • Clinton Supports Partial-Birth Abortion
  • Clinton's Personal Persecution of a Young Rape Victim
Perazzo concludes his article saying:

This, then, is Hillary Clinton: a woman who is wholly, unequivocally unfit to serve as anything more than an inmate in a federal penitentiary. She has demonstrated, time and again:
  • that she cannot, under any circumstances, be trusted with national security or state secrets;
  • that she treats the paper on which the Espionage Act is written, with no more reverence than she would give to a strip of toilet paper;
  • that she treats with similar disregard the paper on which the U.S. Constitution is written;
  • that her judgment in matters of international conflict, diplomacy, and terrorism is an abomination;
  • that she routinely uses her “charitable foundation” as a money-laundering operation designed to enrich herself under the guise of helping the needy;
  • that she will gladly sell out her country, and everyone in it, in exchange for material riches and political dominion;
  • the she is intent upon using the most irresponsible refugee and immigration policies imaginable to import countless millions of people from hostile, impoverished nations across the globe for one core purpose: to permanently transform the American population into one that will vote reliably Democrat from now until the end of time;
  • that she fully intends to purge the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights;
  • that she unequivocally plans to expand the disastrous, failing Obamacare debacle into an even more monstrous, government-run, single-payer healthcare system;
  • that she favors soft-on-crime policies that have repeatedly been shown to cause violent crime rates to skyrocket;
  • that she is perfectly willing to institutionalize massive, ubiquitous voter fraud because she believes that it will ensure additional power for her political party;
  • that she views white Americans as a whole, as inherently, “implicitly,” and “irredeemably” racist, and therefore in constant need of an all-powerful government to restrain their bigoted impulses;
  • that despite her professed aversion to racism in general, she is quite happy to ally herself with “politically correct” racists like Al Sharpton and the Black Lives Matter movement; and
  • that she opposes the imposition of any restrictions whatsoever on abortion rights, or on the government's power to force taxpayers to fund abortions.
In the final analysis, Hillary Clinton is a woman with a mindset that is totalitarian in every respect. To make matters worse, she is a lying, deceiving, manipulative, self-absorbed criminal without a shred of personal virtue. Truly it can be said that never before in American history has anyone so unfit and so undeserving, run for president. Never.

John Perazzo is right.  Every voter should read his article in its entirety and pass it on to others.  (Click here to read the entire article.)  Hillary is the most unfit candidate America has every had running for the presidency.  If we don't stop her, America will never be the same.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Number 1 Reason Hillary Must Not Win

Here's the Nonsense:  It really doesn't matter who wins the presidential election.  We can vote in someone new in 4 years if it doesn't work out.

Here's the Horse Sense:  There are many reasons why the winner of the presidential election next month is critically important.  The biggest one is what will happen if Hillary Clinton wins.  We won't get a second chance on this one. Thinking it can be corrected in 4 years is sheer foolishness.

If you or anyone you know is considering not voting for Trump, then you're making a huge mistake. Those who are refusing to vote for him use faulted logic in their reasoning against him.  While Trump has his flaws, we are to the point where it boils down to one of two people who will be our next president. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the winner of this election. No other candidate has a chance at winning.  
Let's not delude ourselves into thinking that Gary Johnson or Jill Stein could get enough votes to become president.  Don't think that if Evan McMullin gets the Utah electoral votes it will assure that neither Trump nor Clinton will be president.  (NeverTrumpers who support McMullin think that if he can win Utah, then neither of the two main candidates will get 270 Electoral College votes needed to win.  This would then throw the choice of our next president to the House of Representatives.  They believe that the House would then elect a solid GOPe globalist candidate like McMullin or Mitt Romney.)

No, the bottom line is quite simple.  Either the globalists of both parties will get Hillary elected or patriots will stand in their way and get Trump elected.  
If Hillary gets control, she will continue Obama's process of eliminating the rights of the American people.  She will turn over control of America to an international ruling body such as the United Nations.  We will no longer be a sovereign nation with individual citizen's rights.  
Don't think for one second that we'll have another chance to save America 4 years from now in the election of 2020.  The only chance of stopping the globalists is if Trump wins.  
How could either candidate reach their goals as president?  
The next president will appoint at least one and most likely 2 or more Supreme Court justices.

The appointment of Antonin Scalia's replacement still needs to take place.  The new president will do that as soon as they take office.  Right now, most people say that SCOTUS is split 4 to 4 between liberal and so-called conservative justices.  (The fact is that is that we can't count on all 4 to uphold the original intent of the Constitution.  Sometimes we get lucky and get 4 who will, but not always.  But using the media's definitions, the court is currently evenly split.) The new justice to replace Scalia will be the deciding vote in many future cases.

Given the age of many of the justices, there's a very good chance that one or two more will need to be replaced during the next president's term.  Depending on which justices they are, this could increase the number of liberal justices.  That would assure a globalist president their goal of re-forming America.  Or, if Hillary loses and Trump wins, it could assure conservative judges take the majority on the court. That could move the court back towards protecting the freedoms of American citizens.

Why is this such a worry?  Because justices are appointed for life (or until they choose to retire).  New justices are likely to be much younger than the older members on the court now.  They will most likely serve for at least 20 years.  That means that the rulings of SCOTUS in the next few years will define what America is for at least the next few generations.  
In fact, they may redefine it forever. The changes a liberal-controlled court would make may be so significant that they cannot be undone. America could lose its sovereignty and citizens could lose their rights.  That could result in citizens of future generations not having the right to make changes in our government that we do today.

There are many reasons Hillary Clinton must not win the election. But if you will only listen to one, then the Supreme Court appointments are the most critical reason.  

They will decide what America is and the freedoms citizens will have.  

They will determine whether you are allowed to believe as you choose. 

They will whether you have the right to think as you choose. 

They will determine whether your rights can be determined by an international governing body like the United Nations.

With Agenda 2030 now being pushed (It's predecessor was Agenda 21, but it's now been changed as I wrote about back in May.  You can read it here.) the thought of America being controlled by an international governing body should scare every American to the core.