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Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Trump Was Wrong And Why It Doesn't Matter

Here's the Nonsense:  The recording of Trump from 11 years ago is reason to reconsider supporting him.

Here's the Horse Sense:  This election is about 2 flawed humans running for president.  The issue is whether you will accept someone who makes mistakes or someone who engages in outright criminal activity.

As most everybody knows by now, an audio recording of Donald Trump speaking to Billy Bush 11 years ago was released a few days ago.  What Trump says on the recording was disgusting and everyone, including Donald himself, agrees it was wrong.  But no matter what the Democrats and GOPe NeverTrumpers say, this issue doesn't matter.  Will it impact the election?  It's possible, but most likely it won't.  

It doesn't matter if Dr. James Dobson's report that Donald Trump has recently become a born again Christian is accurate.  Trump's enemies won't allow him time to learn, grow and change.  They will always hold him to any standard that will make Trump look bad.  And if Trump truly did become a Christian it's not an election issue.  America has had few, if any Christian presidents, but that's a topic for another day.  The bottom line on this point is that even if Trump has changed recently, his detractors will always hold anything he ever did wrong against him.

Am I defending what the recordings have Trump saying 11 years ago?  Absolutely not.  In fact, I am pretty sure that few people, especially men, are as disgusted as I am by that kind of talk.  I have no time for it and think it is never acceptable.  

But all this does is open the doors for his detractors to jump back on the anti-Trump bandwagon.  

Do we really care that people like Paul Ryan are now standing against Trump again?  Is this a surprise?  It shouldn't be.  Paul Ryan is a liar and phony who pretends to be better than Trump yet, like his GOPe allies, has proven himself to be no better than anything they accuse Trump of.  At least Trump is admitting he was wrong and has apologized.  And his wife, Melania, has acknowledged what he said was terrible but has also said she accepts his apology.  

The fact is that the GOPe are the ones who have supported Obama's agenda over and over again against the will of the American people.  They are the ones who have lied to voters over and over again about how they'll stand up for the mandate they've been given in election after election and then back down.  They have supported open borders, sending jobs and manufacturing to foreign countries, outrageous debt and spending, the destruction of our healthcare system with Obamacare, and on and on.

Their stand against Trump because of this over a decade old mistake means they believe the following things are not as bad as Trump's disgusting statement in that old recording:

  • Turning over the Supreme Court to the control of liberal justices.
  • The destruction of our healthcare system with Obamacare.
  • Over $20 trillion in national debt.
  • Over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
  • Illegal immigration
  • ISIS
  • Bad trade agreements that send jobs and businesses to foreign countries.
  • Globalism
  • Riots in our streets.
  • Unsafe communities across the nation.
  • An education system that indoctrinates our children in progressive political correctness and is controlled by the government instead of local communities.
  • And on and on and on....

Voters are not rejecting Trump for what has happened. Instead, they accept that he, like all of us, is a flawed human being but realize that his flaws are far less important than the danger Hillary Clinton is to our nation's future.

Robert and Rebekah Mercer, major donors supporting Trump are standing behind him.

Religious leaders are standing behind Trump.  And some, such as Franklin Graham, are pointing out what's really important in this election.

Voters are standing behind Trump.

Only the GOPe who have never really supported him are turning against him, but anyone with the IQ of a small soap dish has known all along that the GOPe have wanted Hillary to win from the beginning.  The threat of them losing their power and the globalist agenda they stand for being thrown out by Trump is too much for them to take.  So, they side with Hillary so they can try to retain their power and the huge financial windfall they get from pursuing globalism.

If you really want to face the reason for the hypocrisy of those rejecting Trump over this, then you have to look in your Bible and you'll see a description that fits America today.  In Romans chapter 1 it says that people are "filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same but also give hearty approval to those who practice them."  

We should not be surprised that our politicians are as dishonest and corrupt as they are.  They are simply representative of most people in our society.  And after all, it's society that elects them to and keeps them in office.  That will not change unless the voters themselves change their moral compass and listen to our founders warnings that our government can only survive if we are a religious and moral people.  

And for those who think you can have morality without faith, you're wrong.  Faith gives us an ultimate accountability for our thoughts and actions.  Through faith we understand that we will all be accountable for every action and deed and face eternal consequences for them.  That accountability is what drives people to live moral lives, even in the face of persecution in this life.

This election is about whether America will:

a.)  Go back to being the beacon of freedom to it's citizens and the world, 


b.)  Whether America will continue down the current path it's on where freedoms are being taken away and the future holds darkness and enslavement for its citizens.  

Trump is an imperfect human but our choice is between Trump's imperfection and Hillary's criminality.  It's that simple.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How Hurricane Matthew Could Choose The Winner Of The Presidential Election

Here's the Nonsense:  The election will not be impacted by a major weather event.  The idea that weather could affect an election is silly.

Here's the Horse Sense:  How, why, and whether people vote is impacted by their personal lives.  What this major hurricane could do to the presidential election is so significant that it could determine who our next president will be.

The presidential election is down to the last month and it's anybody's guess as to who will win.  All along I have said that Trump will only lose if the Democrats are not successful in their use of voter fraud and election tampering.  I generally still hold to that, but realize there is one other way that Hillary could win and that's dependent on what happens with Hurricane Matthew.

I believe that a natural disaster could determine the outcome of the U. S. presidential election.  Election outcomes are not always in the control of the voters, and that is not just due to the corruption in our system, but can also be due to things we can't control, let alone expect.

Hurricane Matthew appears likely to hit Florida in the early hours of Friday morning.  The exact location of landfall is unknown at this point but it could affect a large portion of Florida.  In doing so the damage could be not just big, but larger than anything Florida has seen from a hurricane in the past, even Hurricane Andrew, which set records for the amount of destruction, may end up being much smaller in cost than Hurricane Matthew will be.

If Hurricane Matthew hits Florida and does severe damage, the impact on the citizens of Florida will be so great that it would likely push Florida to being a win for Hillary Clinton. And Florida is a key state in the presidential race.  In fact, many believe it could decide the election.

But why would it go to Hillary if the hurricane's damage is large?  For two simple reasons:

1.)  When disaster strikes, Americans tend to not vote for change.  Politicians in office throw every resource they can at disaster recovery and the voters respond by voting to keep the status quo.  They want consistency in their lives when their lives have been turned upside down.  Politics doesn't matter as much as stability and so they tend to vote to leave things alone and support the people who sent them aid. 

That's essentially what happened when Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast just prior to the 2012 election.  Mitt Romney's campaign was brought almost to a standstill and Obama was seen as taking action.  Voters responded by supporting Obama even though technically there wasn't really anything that Romney could have done to offset the resources Obama committed to relief efforts.  

In this election, even though Barack Obama isn't personally running for reelection, his policies are running through the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.  She represents a 3rd term of Barack Obama and would, therefore, be seen as stability at a time of disaster.  Many voters would reflexively vote for her if their lives are in turmoil.

2.)  The other issue that would drive Florida to Hillary is that the infrastructure damage would make voting very hard for many people.  And, once again due to the personal impact of the hurricane, many Floridians would either not easily be able to vote or they simply wouldn't care.  After all, when you've just lost your home, belongings, and possibly suffered personal injury or even the loss of loved ones, the election doesn't seem as important as just trying to get through the crisis.  So, most likely many people wouldn't bother to vote and low voter turnout would also help Hillary.

It's just that simple.  Hurricane Matthew could determine who wins our presidential election.  There are conspiracy theorists who believe that this hurricane was geo-engineered to hit Florida and do just that.  They know that a major disaster a month before the election would leave people's lives in shambles and drive the results in Florida to be a Hillary win and thereby have a good chance of being the deciding factor in who is our next president.

While I'm not embracing the conspiracy theory, I do think that a natural disaster could very well be the driving force (no pun intended) in whether America wins or loses in this election.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Debate Fallout Against Trump That Doesn't Exist

Here's the Nonsense:  The Washington Post and other media outlets have reported that Hillary won Monday's debate.  Trump doesn't stand a chance against seasoned political veteran Hillary Clinton.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Trump's detractors in the media want us to believe that Hillary won a resounding victory in the debate Monday night.  But I'm not buying that the debates matter that much in an election cycle that has not held to the traditional model of modern elections.  

Ronald Reagan saying "There you go again." to Sam Donaldson from ABC News echoes in my mind as I listen and read the media attempts to paint a picture of a massive Trump loss / Hillary win at the debate this week.  But I believe it is just another example of the media trying to control the narrative instead of reporting truth.  Personally, I think there are too many signs in Trump's favor to think that traditional politics as usual has suddenly taken over this election cycle. Trump has defied traditional political logic throughout the entire campaign and at turn after turn he's come out on top.  I suspect that will happen from this debate, too.  

The fact is that the debate was nothing but a snore.  I was totally bored and wanted desperately to turn off watching Hillary's smug facial expressions, condescending and better-than-thou attitude, false accusations about Trump, and the fawning and biased moderating by Lester Holt.  But what kept me watching was Trump's ability to not fall for their traps and for him to take the high road when Hillary would not. Then again, Hillary has nothing to offer America, so she just falls back to the old Democrat playbook of attacking her opponent, even if it means lying and misrepresentation.  

Donald Trump refused to bring up Bill Clinton's terrible philandering history filled with accusations and out of court settlement against charges of rape, assault, and sexual misconduct.  This was even though Hillary was not a victim of an abusive husband, but rather she empowered Bill by running interference for him against the women involved. She led efforts to attack them and destroy them to protect her husband's power (and thereby protecting her position of power and opportunity for her future career).  But Trump said after the debate that the reason he didn't bring Bill's past up was because Bill and Hillary's daughter, Chelsea, was in the audience.  

In other words, he didn't want to put Chelsea in a bad position.  In doing so he very well risked losing an opportunity to remind and/or educate American voters to Hillary's past that would be very damaging to her campaign.  He put respect for Chelsea over his own political future.  And yet the left and the NeverTrumpers try to paint him as a bad guy with no moral core.  I think it shows a side of him that is very important for Americans to be aware of.  That action is the action of a gentleman who does respect women and children. It's a side of him that his opponents either want hidden or refuse to accept, but his actions Monday night speak far louder than any of their words.

Trump stood up at that debate and showed he has a very presidential side.  He doesn't have to get down in the gutter. He, unlike Hillary who directly called him a racist based on her ridiculous claims against him, didn't lower himself to that kind of fight at the debate.  He showed Americans that he wants to help America.  He showed that he understands that Americans are hurting and our people and businesses are in need of help to bring this economy back to the robust engine of economic power that drove wave after wave of prosperity throughout the 20th century.  

While Hillary was trying to paint a phony picture that her work with Barack Obama was a success that helped America, Trump was openly admitting that America is in trouble and we need to admit it and fix it or we won't survive.  

The voters can relate to what he said.  They heard him saying what they long to hear.  That's what really mattered at the debate regardless of what his detractors may claim.  And I suspect that's what will drive a majority of voters on election day.  They have a candidate in Donald Trump that is hearing what they are saying, saying what they are thinking, and rejecting the false claims the establishment of both parties is trying to sell us.

While Lester Holt was working hand in hand with Trump's opponents by ignoring such things as Hillary's email scandal, the corruption of the Clinton Foundation, the disaster in Benghazi, and more, he confirmed to those of us watching that there is no honesty or integrity in America's media these days.  

But that didn't stop Trump.  Americans saw a man who offers an ear to a nation crying out for relief and a shoulder to lean on while he works to lift America up and back to its former robust economic health.  His message that this is a movement is true.  And his repeated statements at his rallies that this is about the American people, not about him and he is just the messenger is being heard loud and clear by more and more Americans.  

Ann Coulter was right when, regarding Trump's debate performance, she said that he won by proving he isn't Hitler. He showed compassion and understanding of the heart of the American people, and that's worth far more than the traditional political banter that usually goes back and forth. 

Even Ted Cruz (who has long ago worn out his welcome with most American voters), Trump's biggest competitor in the primaries who refused to endorse Trump until the RNC threatened that he may not be allowed to run for president again in the future, said after the debate that it was Trump's best performance to date.  

And arch enemy of conservatives, Michael Moore, also said Trump won.  

Those who were watching and ignoring the media (even much of the so-called conservative media) saw that this was Trump's debate and Hillary didn't hold a candle to him.

But if that wasn't enough, yesterday, the day after the debate, Trump went to Melbourne, FL for a campaign rally.  Those who showed up proved, at least to them, that Trump was the winner. The Gateway Pundit reported that 15,000 people attended the rally and another 12,000 were turned away by the Fire Marshall who said safety concerns had to limit attendance.  The article also said that Hillary held a rally in Raleigh, NC but could barely get 400 people to attend.  

Somehow 27,000 people showing up for Trump versus 400 for Hillary doesn't sound like he lost.

So, before you get all concerned by the reports of the media that Trump lost and Hillary won, remember an old saying I learned years ago that applies here:  

When a mule kicks you, consider the source.

Granted, comparing Trump's detractors to mules is an insult to mules, so I offer an apology to them.  But the point is clear. Those who attack Trump with their false allegations and efforts to paint him as something he's not aren't worthy of a hearing.  Whether it's the Washington Post, New York Times, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC or Fox News, they aren't worth listening to.  Watch what is happening on the ground and explain to me how Hillary's attracting 400 people compared to Trump's 27,000 means that she's the one who is winning.  

The math doesn't work.  Trump is most likely poised for a landslide victory, but, as I've said over and over again, the left are known as being masters at voter fraud and election tampering.  It will take an overwhelming landslide for Trump to overcome their cheating.  

The real support of Trump by the American people will probably never be known.  If he can get the needed landslide to overwhelm their cheating, what we'll most likely see is a close election with a narrow margin of victory.  

So, it's important to get out and vote.  It's important to help to so overwhelm them that they can't win by election tampering. Don't let a bunch of dead people and illegal voters win the election for them.  Help provide a huge landslide like America has never seen and then we have a chance to see the rebirth of America's greatest days for all of our citizens. 

This election cycle is not like any in modern history. The closest is Reagan's in 1980 as he was thought to have no chance either.  But it's still very different from that election, too.  The media and Trump's opponents and detractors would have you believe their narrative of what's happening in this election cycle.  You can believe what you see or you can believe what they tell you.  Personally, I'll trust my eyes over their voices.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Will Hillary's Health Affect The Election?

Here's the Nonsense:  Hillary's collapse at the 9/11 memorial spells the end of her run for the presidency.  The Democrats will replace her as their nominee very soon.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Never count a Clinton out too soon.  The power of the Clinton machine to utilize the media's support is bigger than most people realize.  If her health is going to impact the election it's going to take more than what we've just seen for it to do so.

Questioning Hillary's health has suddenly gone from being conspiracy theory to being serious business.  Even though the media is still trying to downplay her problems, it's clear that her medical episode at the 9/11 memorial this past weekend has awakened many Americans to problems she has been hiding (and the media has been helping her hide). It's hard to hide a viral video of a candidate collapsing and having to be dragged to and thrown into a vehicle that then quickly speeds away.

Hillary has put forth a new excuse in light of her latest health episode.  This time she is saying that she has pneumonia. Past videos of coughing fits and other issues have been rejected by the media as just conspiratorial attacks on Hillary because they are determined to get her elected to office. After all, the media believe it is their job to decide who should be our leaders and they do everything in their power to make their choice get elected.

What's interesting is that what has actually happened with this video is far more than just raising awareness that Hillary has health problems.  It's exposed Hillary's penchant to lie. Her immediate reaction is typical of Democrat politicians. They lie first and when boxed in to a corner they lie even more.  

While it's still early and yet to be determined, the pressure could mount on her as the public could demand to know the truth from the media.  If that happens we may actually learn the truth about Hillary's health prior to the election.  

The truth could set us free by causing American voters to wake up and reject her as their candidate in massive numbers.  And that is what is needed for Trump to win because I have no doubt the voter fraud and election tampering will be in full force from the Democrats with the GOPe (GOP establishment) helping them along the way.  To overcome their actions can only be done if Trump's victory is such a huge landslide that it can't be denied.

The media has been protecting Hillary and will continue to do so as long as possible.  They have done stuff like this for a long time.  Hillary's past episodes of falling and fainting (in 2009 she broke an elbow and in 2012 she got a concussion) should have caused the media to scrutinize her, not protect her.  

If they truly loved America they'd be concerned that our president would be healthy enough to handle the demands of the office.  But instead they've continually protected her. They will attack their fellow news organizations before doing some decent investigative journalism to find the truth about their chosen candidate.

Throughout both hers and her husband's careers the Clintons have tried to play the victim card to get the media to protect them.  Remember when, during Bill's presidency, Hillary claimed there was a vast right wing conspiracy against them? The media bought it and used the idea to attack anyone on the right.  It's the same thing now.

Hillary's health may have a huge impact on the election.  If problems persist she'll potentially face being replaced as the Democrat's nominee.  

However, I wouldn't bank on it, at least not at this point. Short of some major public incident, we'd be wrong to think the media will report what's really happening (if they even know what is happening).  More than likely they won't bother to do investigation of any significance into this issue.  Their ideology to support Clinton is more important to them than any embarrassment they would suffer for not reporting the facts.

When the pressure comes on them you can expect them to pull closer, just as the senators from both parties did in 1999 when they chose to protect Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial in the Senate.  

The good news is the alternative media.  The internet and use of technology now makes things harder to keep covered up.  The real hope for Americans to wise up about Hillary is the ability of new technology and the internet to get the word out.  If enough Americans see the problems Hillary has been covering, her chances of retaining a strong following of voters is greatly reduced.