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Monday, September 29, 2014

If You Think We'll Have A Dictator First, You Don't Understand

Here's the Nonsense:  America has problems, but it's not like we've got a dictator at our door about to take over.  It's extremism to think that we won't work through these problems just like we've worked through others in the past.

Here's the Horse Sense:  America is on the verge of entering the 1000 years of darkness Ronald Regan warned us about.  It is coming fast, and most people don't even recognize it.

Americans really are responsible for the mess our country is in.  That's because most Americans are not only uninvolved in our government, they don't believe America is in real danger.  They don't believe we're in danger because their expectations of what would happen if America fails are different than what is actually happening.  They think a dictator would have to come to power for us to lose our freedoms.  They believe that autocratic rule would only come after an overthrow of our government, most likely in a military form or through loss of war.  And since America, even though we're weaker than we once were, still has the strongest military in the world, they don't think it will happen.  They're missing the point because they don't recognize how it is happening.

When a nation falls, it's not always the same way as other nations fell.  World history has seen nation after nation fall during war to other nations.  Or sometimes a coup happens and a nation's government is overthrown, only to be taken over by some tyrant (or group of tyrants) either forcing themselves on their citizens or being ushered into power through the blissful cheers of uninformed followers who believe their false promises and rhetoric. 

But that's not the only way nations fall.  Look at the Roman Empire.  After attaining world power beyond anything ever seen in history up until that time, the Roman Empire failed not by internal overthrow or losing a war.  It basically just crumbled to pieces and dwindled away.

Today America is going through problems never before seen in our history. Having grown to become the worlds most powerful and influential nation, those of us alive today are used to America being in an unquestionable position of world leadership, prosperity, safety and stability.  But few Americans realize that's not who we are anymore.  Today this is what America looks like:

  • We no longer have leadership (let's face it, Obama, Reid, McConnell, Pelosi, Boehner and their cohorts are not leaders, they're self-serving politicians who are not out for the best interest of America).  My book, The Leadership Secret, addresses the character traits of true leaders and I would argue that only a couple dozen members of the House and Senate could qualify as true leaders.  Pretty pathetic when they're supposed to be the ones we've put in office to make and keep America great. 
  • We are no longer prosperous.  We throw money at things not even thinking that every time we spend more, we're borrowing the money to do so.  We have more debt than any nation in history and are not making any effort to cut back our spending to match our income, let alone to pay down our debt.  The old reference to drunken sailors being irresponsible with money isn't strong enough to describe America today.
  • We are no longer safe.  Russia is getting aggressive and even threatening retaliation against America.  China has grown in military strength and technology (thanks to Bill Clinton and the Democrats) to the point of now being able to seriously challenge America with weaponry of similar technology to America and Russia.  We also have terrorist threats to our country.  They want to attack us, but when they do, our law enforcement deny it and call it anything other than terror.  Things like Nidal Hassan's attack on Ft. Hood that was called workplace violence, even though he was open about his radical Islamic views and has even requested to join the Islamic State in recent months. Or this past week's attack in Oklahoma City where a person was beheaded by a man who'd become a radical Muslim, but once again this was called workplace violence, not terrorism.  We are not safe and clearly the terrorists are here (some of them are even Americans).
  • And we are not stable.  We have an administration dividing our people with racial activism, union activism, and causing division throughout our society.  America is very unstable.  Without leadership, economic strength, and safety there is no way anyone can honestly claim America is stable.  We are in terrible trouble and balancing on the edge over which we may very soon slip into the 1000 years of darkness that Ronald Reagan warned us about.
In my book, No Tomorrows, I wrote about the 3 core problems that are leading to the imminent collapse of America.  Those are:

  1. Our economy, which is driven by our debt.  A debt, I must add, that if calculated properly to include our unfunded liabilities, is well over $130 trillion ($17.7 trillion national debt + $116.3 trillion unfunded liabilities), which can never be paid off unless we make major changes in our nation.  For example, we need to shut down the radical environmentalists and allow drilling for our gas and oil resources.  That would provide a robust economy of jobs and prosperity for Americans like never seen before.  It would make us the worlds largest exporter of energy, make us self-sufficient without need of foreign energy sources, and give us a chance to pay off our debt.
  2. Our inability to choose the right kind of people to lead us.  My book, The Leadership Secret, shows exactly what is required to be a true leader and this should be the guideline to use when we elect people to lead us.  The Democrat Party is not the Democrats of old. They have been taken over by the progressives, who espouse an ideology that is nothing short of communism.  About 1/3 of Republicans have bought into the progressive ideology, too, and another 1/3 just agree with everyone so they can get along and not have conflict in Washington.  These people are not true leaders, they are destroying America.
  3. Our moral failure as a nation.  This is the single most important issue we face and nothing can be fixed long term without fixing this.  We have given up our morality as a nation and a people by doing such things as: 
    • We've gone from Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" to drugs to today where states like Colorado have legalized marijuana and promote it.  They only see it as a tax revenue item, ignoring the costs and problems that legalization brings into society. 
    • We're seeing it commonly accepted for people to live together outside of marriage, even having families while doing so. 
    • We're seeing immoral decisions made by people in leadership positions who put political correctness over what is really correct.  One simple example was reported by The Daily Caller.  It said that the Connecticut governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, had recently studied what happened in the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School a few years ago when more than 2 dozen people were killed, most of whom were little children.  Their conclusion was that there needed to be more government control in homeschooling.  This despite the fact that the perpetrator, 20 year old Adam Lanza, has spent his life in public and Catholic schools until he was 16.  At that point his mother took him out and home schooled him for less than a year, then he passed his GED and went on to public college.  Yet since he spent less than a year in homeschooling that's what they focus on because it's politically correct to do so.  That is immoral because it avoids the truth and leaves people in more danger by not admitting and dealing with the problems in our society. 
All of these problems are the result of an abandonment of morality.  And unless we return to faith in God and living moral lives we have no hope of fixing our nation, even if we correct all the other problems. 
America is coming apart at the seams.  By slowly tearing us apart and destroying what makes us strong, we have been set up for overthrow.  It won't come, at least initially, in the form of a military coup or loss of a war.  It is already well under way.  The faithless, immoral lifestyles we embrace and the things the Democrats who control our government are doing are what is destroying us.  People scoff at the idea that our own president and leaders who support the progressive agenda are working to destroy us, but answer a question prove me otherwise:  If someone were to infiltrate our government to destabilize and overthrow America, what would they do differently than we are seeing our leaders do today?  They would do exactly the things we are seeing done to our country.

At best, we only have the midterm elections in about 6 weeks and the presidential election in 2016 left to elect solid conservatives to power to halt America's imminent collapse.  

Those elections, though, are not enough.  Americans have to make a decision to turn from their wicked ways and seek God's forgiveness and then live lives of faith and morality or any efforts to stop our downfall will be for nothing. 

Our founders said that the American government was designed for a moral and godly people.  It won't work for any other.  We can choose to change or, if we don't, we are choosing to lose our freedoms. 

Without change, we will end up living under tyranny, but it will be welcomed by a people who've been convinced there is no threat because it's arriving in a form they didn't expect.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Holder's Resignation May Not Be The Good News You Think It Is

Here's the Nonsense:  Great news!  Eric Holder has resigned as Attorney General.  That's one less problem we now have.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The only thing worse than him staying as AG is the thought of where he could end up.  We may be in for more trouble than we've had up until now.

When Eric Holder's resignation was announced this morning, many sighed relief hearing he's leaving his job as Attorney General.  I have to admit I did, too.... for about 3 seconds.  Then I wondered the more important question:  Where will he end up after he leaves?  That is the real question.  And the answers could be far scarier than what we've seen with him as AG.

No one knows yet what will happen to him, but then I started thinking.  Is he being readied for a run for the presidency in 2016?  Or maybe as a vice presidential candidate?  Possibly a senatorial run with aspirations to take Harry Reid's position when he retires? (No one has said Reid is retiring, but he's getting pretty old and we should expect he'll leave one of these days.)  

Or maybe, and this is the worst thought I can think of, he could be appointed to the Supreme Court?  Let's face it folks, Ginsburg is no spring chicken.  She says she's sticking around because she fears what the Republicans might do, but no matter how determined she is, her age is a barrier.  And it wouldn't be surprising if behind the scenes she were pushed to resign while Obama can still put in another staunch progressive to lock in that seat for another generation.

Where will Holder end up?  Who knows.  But as bad as he's been as AG, what we might face now could be far worse.  We better have a Senate that will block any controversial nomination of him to key offices and also block other progressives like him from taking his old job as the AG.  That's why the midterm elections in 6 weeks are so critical.  Everyone needs to get involved and vote.

With the state of this nation as bad as it is, only heaven can help us.  And I fear that given the way most Americans live, God isn't going to help.  He certainly has no obligation to help us.  It's time Americans take a long look in the mirror and decide if their immorality is worth losing their freedom.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

If You Vote GOP Will You Really Have A Representative?

Here's the Nonsense:  The GOP may change the rules, but it will be for the best of the party.  We should not question them.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The GOP is acting more like the tyrants we see in the Democrat Party than the party of liberty that they were founded to be.  Voters must choose their leaders carefully.

National Journal is reporting that a plan is being discussed among House Republicans to implement rules that will punish representatives who speak out against the nomination of whoever is chosen by the majority in the closed-door GOP sessions for Speaker will be severely punished.  

In other words, using John Boehner's election as Speaker as an example, if the person you elect to the House of Representatives were against the nomination of Boehner and spoke out against it or tried to present an alternative candidate for Speaker of the House, your rep would be severely punished by the GOP. 

So, if your representative stands against the power of the establishment GOP they will lose any power they have.  Or, if they go along with the establishment, you have lost your representation because they would not be doing the will of the people.  Bottom line:  the establishment GOP is acting more tyrannical and like the Democrats than acting as the party of liberty, which is what the GOP was founded to be.  

This shouldn't be news to anyone though.  Remember back in 2012 when The Hill reported that Boehner said they'd be watching how representatives vote to determine who would get committee assignments?  It was an example of things to come, for sure.  

People in America think Barack Obama is the problem and once he's out of office things will be fine again.  But they've missed the point entirely.  Yes, the Democrat party has been taken over by the progressives, who want nothing less than communism for America (but they will never use that term, they mask it in terms like "socialism" or "progressivism" and hope people just follow along like sheep to the slaughter.)  But the establishment Republicans, who are the ones who control the party, have moved so far to the left that they often end up to the left of the old Democrats of John Kennedy's day.  

NOTICE TO AMERICANS:  The GOP establishment, just like the Democrat Party, is not your friend.  They are liberal and the only reason that voting for them is better than voting Democrat is that the Democrats have become radical leftists and are no longer just liberals.  Voting establishment GOP is bad, but at least there's a chance we can move them back to the right where the party was founded.  

A good example was when Eric Cantor lost his seat in the primaries to David Brat.  How did Brat win?  He simply took the Republican Party platform and ran on it.  He told voters that is what he stood for and Cantor lost because Cantor, like the rest of the establishment GOP, no longer stood for those positions and values.  

Just as Karl Rove declared war on the Tea Party and conservatives, the establishment, which is who Rove is part of, are out to continue moving the party to the left.  They believe that by taking away power from the conservatives they can get rid of them forever.   It's a strategy that guarantees losses for the GOP in the elections, but frankly they're either too stupid or too immoral to see it.

I'm told there's an old Arab proverb that says:  "An army of lambs led by a lion will defeat an army of lions led by a lamb."  What does that mean to us conservatives?  It means that we don't have to have a bigger army than they do.  We need solid leadership with the courage of a lion and we can win.  

America was founded by men who represented a very small percentage of the public at that time.  Most Americans either didn't take sides in the battle with Britain or they sided with the King of England.  But America won because we had lions as leaders.  

In my book, No Tomorrows, I wrote about Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese warrior.  He wrote a book called The Art of War. This book is still used today by the finest military colleges in the world to train their leaders how to wage war. It also has many good lessons for leaders in other areas beyond the military. The early part of the book states that an army of 30,000 can defeat an army of 200,000 if the army of 30,000 is more disciplined than the army of 200,000.

We don't need a majority, we need disciplined followers of leaders who are lions and we can win back America.  We must stand firmly behind conservative leaders in the face of attacks by both the Democrats and the establishment Republicans.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Republicans Have Lost The Lead, Now Polls Show Democrats Will Hold Senate Majority

Here's the Nonsense:  Republicans clearly will sweep the midterm elections in less than 50 days.  They have nothing to worry about.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Republicans have squandered their lead in the polls and without an immediate and significant change in the way they handle things, they will lose again and keep this out of control government in Obama's hands.

Should any of us be surprised to learn that even though polls a few months ago showed Republicans having an 80% chance of taking control of the Senate, they have now successfully shot themselves in the foot again and are now looking to remain in the minority?  Of course not.  Why?  Because the Republicans are in desperate need of a spine and leadership (both of which, by the way, go hand in hand).  New polls, as reported by the Washington Post, now show the Democrats have a 51% chance of retaining control of the Senate.  Something no one should be surprised about.  

Even though the Republicans are now behind in the polls after having been so far ahead, the fact is that they still have enough time to turn it around.  The real questions are how can they do it and will they do it.  The answer to how they do it is quite simple.  They need to take a stand regardless of what their consultants tell them.  Here are some things they need to do:

  • They need to stand up to the left and tell Americans that they have been wrong for not holding this administration accountable and they will change their ways and start doing so.  
  • They need to tell Americans that the only hope for America is a strong America where our military is seen as the most powerful force on earth and no one dares to challenge us.  
  • They need to tell Americans that even though it may not be popular, that they stand for going after threats like ISIS with everything we've got and put an end to the risk that the terrorists will come to America.  
  • They need to stand up against the nonsense of political correctness and demand that America focus on the real threats against our nation.
  • They need to stand up and tell Americans that they will see to it that the border is sealed and our nation is protected.
  • They need to tell Americans that they will stand strong with our allies and stand just as strong against those who do not stand with us.
  • They need to tell Americans that they stand for good jobs and low unemployment with a strong economy so they will push to open oil and gas drilling throughout our nation without the restrictions put on by the EPA.
  • They need to tell Americans that they will do the peoples will and use their power to defund Obamacare and other laws that the American people are clearly against.
  • They need to tell Americans they will stand with them and support the Constitution and Americans rights to free speech and religion as given in the First Amendment (and all other rights guaranteed by the other amendments, too).
  • They need to tell Americans that they will no longer put up with the racial division in our country that is manufactured by radical leftists and supported by this administration.  They will work with anyone who wants to better America and bring us all together, but stand against those who are determined to divide us.

Those are some of the things that would quickly turn Americans to the Republican party in the upcoming election and turn the tables on the Democrats.  

Americans are searching for leadership, and we certainly have none in this administration and very little in the Republicans party.  Taking a stand to defund such things as Obamacare is not only what the American people want, controlling the purse strings in Washington is exactly what the Constitution requires of the House of Representatives.  

If Republicans want to win, they have to be willing to be strong in spite of what anyone says about them.  That kind of strength is what's needed to win Americans over to the Republican party.  The wishy washy way they act now does nothing but cause them to lose.

American voters are attracted to strength.  When someone finally stands up and is strong, they will win elections easily over the worthless people controlling Washington today.  It's that simple.

But will the Republicans do it?  Probably not.  Most likely they will continue to live in fear of their own shadows and what little power they do have will dwindle away.  The only hope for getting them to stand up is for the voters to let them know that they will settle for nothing less than strong leadership.  For politicians, the thought of losing their positions of power is their greatest fear.  That must be used against the Republicans or there is no way they will ever stand up and no way we will retain our freedoms.

UPDATE 09-23-14:  Other factors are starting to show Democrat strength in the midterm races.  For example, in North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan's campaign has moved into a stronger position putting in a better position to retain her seat in the Senate.  In Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who at one point was under heavy pressure from Congressman Cory Gardner's challenge is pulling away from Gardner by using harsh attacks against Gardner as being against women's rights, a tactic the Democrats are also using effectively in other races across the country.  (Could it be that Colorado's pot legalization has created so much smokey haze to blind the voters from rationality?) 

A few other things are also pointing to problems for the Republicans including:

  • It's being reported that a Princeton professor who designed a computer program to get a statistical snapshot of what is happening in the polls says that as of last week his analysis shows the Democrats have a 70% chance of holding the Senate. 
  • Fox's Bob Beckel has said there will be an October surprise that will swing the elections to the Democrats.
  • There have even been rumors that the administration will deport a large number of illegals in October, which could swing some Americans back to support Democrats.

None of these are good signs for the Republicans.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Using Facebook Goes Against What Conservatives Stand For

Here's the Nonsense:  Facebook is fun to use and doesn't hurt anybody.  People who are against it are overreacting to what it's all about.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Even something that seems small, like using Facebook, has major implications for the future of our nation.  People need to examine their commitment to conservatism if they continue to use it.

Many conservatives use Facebook.  I don't and won't.  I've felt for a long time that Facebook is doing no good for America or society worldwide.  In fact, I see Mark Zuckerberg's company doing much damage and would like to think that conservatives would be both smart enough and care about their country enough to walk away from the Facebook addiction and delete their accounts.  After all, continuing to use Facebook does nothing other than support a company that is hurting America.  But I suspect that most people will blow off my message.  They would rather continue using the site and be entertained by it than take a stand and live without it.

I'm sure by now at least half of those reading this have already clicked off the page and gone somewhere else.  People don't like to hear anything that challenges their desires.  And people desire to be entertained by the likes of Facebook.  But at what cost?

A lot of conservatives use Facebook and think it's okay.  They think that it can be used as a positive tool.  But if it was really that beneficial, wouldn't it have been better for conservatives to start their own conservative version of Facebook instead of supporting a company that's hurting America?  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, is busy doing things like promoting amnesty for illegal invaders while America's safety and economic survival is at stake.  

Our open borders are an easy pathway for criminals and terrorists to enter our country.  About ⅓ of our populace is unemployed, so we don't need to add more people looking for jobs to our population.  These things and others are evidence of the dire consequences of generations of bad decisions by our politicians that we face.  But to think that a business is supporting those very things that are damaging and threatening our nation should be immediate cause for us to say we want nothing to do with it.  That's not the case with Zuckerberg's Facebook, though.  Few will give it up, regardless of the cost to our nation's future.

The actions of Zuckerberg promoting such things show either a terrible disregard for America, or just plain selfish and poor judgment.  His selfishness can be seen in his record of business relationships.  He's cut people out left and right to build his empire.  His disregard for others is becoming legendary. There appears to be nothing in him to be respected or admired.  

Larry Klayman, founder of both Freedom Watch and Judicial Watch, has had enough of Zuckerberg's actions.  Klayman has filed a lawsuit and describes it in his column at WND.  It's an interesting column I'd recommend people read.  Klayman tells of Zuckerberg's past actions and also how Facebook has become a place where terrorism is promoted.  The dangers it opens our nation to are enormous.  

The idea that a company could be so irresponsible that it would allow terrorists to promote themselves using the company's services is mind-boggling.  Whether it's terrorism, open borders and amnesty, or the harm to American workers caused by Zuckerberg's actions, any of these should be enough to cause any thinking American to quit using Facebook.  

People don't count the cost of their actions.  And supporting what is clearly an anti-American company shows, once again, that the chances of turning this country around are very slim.  We won't give up things that are so bad for our country because we put our enjoyment above the future of our nation. We truly are the most narcissistic nation in history.

For those of you that insist on supporting organizations like that, do me a favor and tell me what you are going to say to your children and grandchildren.  How will you explain what it was like to have more freedom than any nation in history, but using things like Facebook was worth more than that freedom?  If we can't even take a stand on something this small, is there really any hope for our country's future?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Conservative's Diatribes On TV & Radio Leading The Downfall Of America?

Here's the Nonsense:  Conservatives on TV and radio are doing a lot to save America as they get their listeners involved in diatribes about what's wrong with America's politicians and government.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Conservatives who report the news are doing a good job,  but those who are only commenting on the news and getting their listeners/viewers agitated may be taking the focus off of where it needs to be if we're to save America from collapse.

Most of us have thought that the only hope in the media are the few conservatives who are reporting or commenting on the news of the day.  But after thinking about this I am not so sure this is fully the case.  In fact, while conservative journalists who are reporting the news are doing an excellent job of informing us what's happening, conservative commentators may be doing more damage than good.  Whether it's on TV or radio. those conservatives who have shows that simply report the news, such as Fox's Bret Baier, and those who work reporting news stories, such as Fox's Catherine Herridge, do an excellent job ferreting out the details and truth often covered up, ignored, or missed by others.  But most conservative commentators on talk radio and TV are a different story and may be doing more damage than good.

Whether you listen to national, regional, or local talk radio or watch conservative TV commentary it's almost always the same.  Have you noticed that the vast majority of these shows simply complain, grumble, get angry, do some fist-shaking while rattling off some diatribe, and overall get people riled up over what's happening in the news?  And to add to their riling of the masses, the hosts get guests on who just pump up the anger even more by only talking about what's wrong and rarely offer solid solutions that can save our nation from collapse.

A good example is the current mess on our southern border.  Illegal invaders keep coming over the border in wave after wave and nothing is being done on a federal level to stop it.  The shows I'm talking about rant and rave about it.  Their guests do the same.  They keep asking why Obama won't do anything, which is a ridiculous question on this type of issue, as I pointed out in my last post.  The hosts and their guests rant that we should put troops on the border, build fences, use technology, and on and on.  Their listeners get riled up, many of them calling in to shows where they rant along with the hosts and guests.

But this serves no purpose if we really want to save America.  All it does is get people riled up, but it doesn't solve problems.  The reason it's successful in the ratings is that people would rather complain than solve our problems.  And that will be the downfall in the efforts to save our country.  We don't deal with the problems, but we'll complain loud and long.  And when we can get together with others and do it together we are even more satisfied with ourselves.  In the meantime, the country continues down the tubes because we've done nothing to fix the problem except grumble and say we won't let this happen.

Do we wonder why most Americans aren't involved in their government?  Do we wonder how to reach them?  A recent survey by Rasmussen shows that 37% of voters don't even know which party controls the House or the Senate.  Congress has a terribly low approval rating (CNN reports it at 14%, and that's high compared to some other surveys.  I've heard it reported as low as 7%.) and yet most incumbents won their primaries for the upcoming midterm elections.  If America was informed and involved they would have all been thrown out in the primaries.  Let's face it, most Republican incumbents have proven themselves worthless at holding this administration accountable or standing up for the Constitution.  Now the only choice we're left with in the midterms is whether to reelect the incumbent worthless Republican or give up entirely and elect the Democrat running against them.

Americans are not involved and the ranting and raving going on by conservatives fixes nothing.  Those who have the platform to reach an audience, such as the TV and radio hosts I've been talking about, should be offering solutions.  But few do, whether they have national, regional, or local audiences.  

On a national level, Mark Levin is a rare exception who not only offers solutions, but uses his expertise and does research to produce books to show America what is happening AND how to solve it.  His book, The Liberty Amendments, gives the clear constitutional solution for fixing our problems that our founders designed into our system of government.  But that solution takes a lot of work in every individual state and that can only happen if people are involved making that happen.

Every host that truly cares about the future of our country should be promoting Levin's book and leading meetings for their listeners to get together and pursue the actions he recommends.  They can lead the meetings and/or coordinate meetings with Tea Party and other liberty groups.  This is most important for local and regional hosts.  For it's the local and regional shows that can get those local audience members involved to move things forward in their states.  And that is what is needed to win this fight to save our nation.

That's just one idea of what hosts should do.  If they don't know what to do, they should be having meetings with their listeners to brainstorm solutions.  Few do these kinds of things.  The public needs leadership to do these things and only these hosts have the platform to quickly and effectively bring people together to take action.

The diatribes must stop.  This past week I was on numerous shows discussing my last post about the foolishness of calling Obama incompetent instead of recognizing that we're fighting an ideology.  On each show I was on the hosts agreed I was right.  However, these shows like to spend some time talking with me about issues in the news and after we discussed my last post and moved on to other issues, it was sad to see that a number of those hosts, after having just agreed with me, go right back to attacking Obama as incompetent.  Yes, listeners should be educated about what's happening in the news, but to follow that up with rantings either as monologues or as back-and-forth discussions with guests and listeners who call in just takes things down a path that focuses on grumbling and not on solutions.

It's a hard habit to break.  We like to complain.  We find it easy to attack Obama and the progressives as though they have the same goals as we do for our nation, but they don't and calling them incompetent serves no purpose and makes no sense.

In business it's been proven through study after study that when a customer is dissatisfied they will spread their unhappy message to an average of 300 people.  When they are happy they only let an average of 13 people know.  Why?  Because we like to complain.  But when it comes to saving our nation, complaining won't do.  We must seek solutions and be proactive in making those solutions happen.

I've said it before, and it wasn't received very well but needs to be said again.  Our nation is in grave danger and there is no time for rest, relaxation, vacations, hobbies, or even family events.  Turn off the TV, get off of Facebook (actually, you'd be best to close your Facebook account altogether, but that's a different topic for a different day), and understand that it's time for sacrifice of our personal interests if we are to have any chance at turning this nation around.

We don't win wars by fighting part time.  We are a society addicted to leisure and that is killing us.  We must choose if we're willing to pay the price to save our nation or give up and fall into the 1000 years of darkness Ronald Reagan warned us about.  Of course most won't notice until it's too late.  They're either too busy ranting and raving instead of finding solutions or still too focused on their leisure activities.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Foolishness Of Thinking Obama's Incompetent In Dealing With ISIS (Or Anything Else For That Matter)

Here's the Nonsense:  Barack Obama is incompetent dealing with ISIS and other problems.  Our problem is his inability to lead and be decisive.

Here's the Horse Sense:  This is not about Obama's incompetence.  It's about a fight for our future against an ideology.  Those who hold that ideology are anything but inept.  It's time to fight for our lives.

There's a foolishness or ignorance going around that doesn't seem to let up.  From Republican leadership to political commentators (including everyone from talk show hosts to journalists and columnists) to average citizens everywhere, it seems that they all keep saying that Barack Obama is inept and incompetent.  This is nothing but foolishness and increases the chances of the Democrats continuing to hold the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections in the next 60 days.  Either people aren't learning or are too feebleminded to really understand what is going on in America.  And in either case, that bodes badly for conservatism in America's future.

It doesn't matter where you turn, it seems that most people who are in disagreement or alarm over how things are being handled by the Obama administration continually say that the president is incompetent and inept.  I hear it so often that I want to scream.  And that's because that mindset is either very uneducated or very unwilling to accept what is happening in America.  (And if they do understand what's happening and call the president incompetent anyway, then they are doing nothing less than helping Obama's agenda.)

Most Americans, regardless of what political party they claim, or don't claim, have similar values.  We want our neighborhoods to be safe, we want a good education for our children, we want our nation safe from foreign threats, we want a good economy, we want a bright future for our families, etc.  And as a result, even if they disagree on which political party to support, most Americans have similar expectations of their president.  They expect the president to make sure our nation is safe.  They expect the president to work for what they deem as a better future for our nation.  They expect our president to represent all Americans and take pride in America as the exceptional nation that history has shown it to be.  

But with Barack Obama they make a huge mistake.  When he doesn't work to achieve those kinds of goals for America they think he isn't capable or he's inept at his duties.  What they are not recognizing is that he doesn't see America the way most Americans see it.  And saying he's inept or incompetent or unable to do his job not only misses the fact that he has an entirely different view of America but he has entirely different goals for our nation.  

If they do understand that he has different views about America and different goals for our country, but they still call him incompetent, they are causing people to just be disappointed and maybe even irritated about it.  But they are not causing people to feel outrage that they made the biggest mistake in American history by electing politicians with progressive ideology.  

When that ideology was embraced by the Democrats and foisted upon America it was an effort to change this nation from a prosperous, strong, great nation into a much weaker, average nation no different than any other.  If Americans don't understand that and realize that that is what our fight is about, not about the incompetence of elected leadership, then they aren't even fighting the war we must win to save this country.

By calling Obama an inept leader they are making people feel that he isn't capable.  But the fact is that he is extremely capable at accomplishing the goals he has for America.  It's just that his goals are different than the goals most Americans have for their nations.  

If voters didn't understand that before, then they need to now.  And if people do understand it, then by telling people he's incompetent they keep people from waking up to the fact that America has elected people into power (not just Obama, but all progressives) who are trying to destroy our nation and we have little time left to turn that around and get our country back.  

If people just think the president is incompetent, then they think that things will be fine by electing someone else in 2016.  They miss the point that the problem is so much bigger than one man.  They miss the point that we are fighting an ideology, not a just a political party.  

The worst thing we can do is spread the word that this is about an incompetent president.  It's about the ideology that underlies this president and the Democrat party (which is not the Democrat party of the past, that party is long gone), and causes them to do the things they do.

Yes, right now we are seeing politicians on both sides of the aisle move to the right because an election is coming up in two months.  They do it every election.  They know that most Americans are conservative by nature so the politicians move to the right a couple months before the election knowing that Americans don't pay enough attention to what's going on to know that politicians don't live the rest of their time in office embracing those same values embraced by most Americans.  

Why do you think politicians on both sides of the aisle right now are pushing to stop ISIS?  Why do you think they have backed off of immigration reform and executive amnesty until after the election?  It's because they know that the American voters don't want them doing what they plan to do after the election.  

Sadly, Americans buy it.

When President Obama has no plan for dealing with ISIS, for example, it's not because he's incompetent.  He wants America out of the Middle East and for Iran to control that region of the world, even allowing them to develop nuclear weapons (if they don't have them already).  

He curries favor with the members of the Muslim Brotherhood that have infiltrated our government on the highest levels and wants the Muslim Brotherhood in northern Africa to control that part of the world (Egypt, Libya, etc.).  He wants America to pull back and be a regional power and remove our influence throughout the world.  

That's why he doesn't have a plan for ISIS, not because he's incompetent.  He puts the idea of not being at war anywhere above security because he doesn't believe that our security is in danger.  Progressives believe that if you just back away and leave people alone they won't bother you (tell that to the grade school bullies who chase after and harass their victims - and bullies of any age are no different).  

So yes, in the sense that that answer doesn't work in the real world, progressives are incompetent.  But in the big picture, that has nothing to do with the situation because they have different goals than the rest of us.  They believe that it is better to get out of involvement in other parts of the world and think that that will cause America to be left alone.  They don't accept the proven concept that bullies don't mess with those who are strong, therefore peace through strength is the only solution to security in an evil world.

We must abandon the talk of incompetence on the part of this president.  Those words shouldn't even be on our lips.  We must embrace efforts at educating other citizens to understand that we are fighting an ideology and if we don't win we will have no chance to turn this country around.  They have made major steps in accomplishing their goals.  In fact, right now an honest analysis of the situation puts us about where America was in the fight in World War II in 1942.  We were losing on most fronts and things looked very bad for America and our allies.  Right now conservatives are losing on most fronts and if we are honest, there is little hope.  

It is now time to rally around the truth and educate people to the mistakes that have been made, admit and accept them, and then get busy to save this country.  We have little time left to turn it around, maybe only the elections in two months and the 2016 elections.  If we don't make significant inroads by then, any prepping people have done for doomsday won't matter because there will be nowhere to run to.  America is the last hill to stand on.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Obama Uses U. S. Tax Dollars To Pay For Attack On Israel

Here's the Nonsense:  President Obama has shown great support for Israel living up to America's history of being their great supporter.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Obama's only support has been lip service.  Israel has been on its own without the American support it deserves ever since this president took office.  And it looks like there's now a lawsuit that may prove it.

Every time you think you couldn't hear anything new when it comes to this president, something else shatters your consciousness bringing you back to the reality that corruption, when left unchecked, is never-ending.  The latest is from a lawsuit filed by Larry Klayman at Freedom Watch (Klayman is also founder of Judicial Watch and was the first attorney to ever get a court ruling that an American president had committed a crime.) has filed a suit alleging that the president and others laundered U. S. taxpayer money that was spent on Hamas tunnels and rockets fired against Israel.  Reported by WND, Klayman said, "This money has been foreseeably used to buy rockets and construct tunnels to attack Israel and terrorize and kill American and dual American-Israeli citizens who reside or are located in Israel."  

The suit is a civil lawsuit under the RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and alleges criminal acts by President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U. N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.  The suit lays out a detailed list of Obama's history favoring Islamic interests over Judeo-Christian interests.  

It alleges the President and other defendants conspired to send money (hundreds of millions of dollars) to Hamas under the guise of humanitarian aid.  The suit seeks damages "for violating plaintiffs' and decedents' rights, for engaging in racketeering and other prohibited activities, for engaging in international terrorism, for harboring and concealing terrorist, for providing material support to terrorists and terrorist groups, for directly and proximately causing the deaths of plaintiffs' decedents, and for directly and proximately causing mental anguish, severe emotional distress, emotional pain and suffering, and the loss of society, earnings, companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counsel or guidance, plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and their sons, plaintiffs' decedents, have experienced and will experience in the future."  The suit alleges fraud, money-laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, conversion and corruption.

Since Hamas is an officially designated Foreign Terrorist Organization by the State Department and the funds were provided to Gaza, which is under the rule of Hamas, it provides an interesting argument against those named as defendants in the suit.  How could they get money sent to Gaza without it being support of terrorists since Gaza is ruled by Hamas?

Klayman has been known to hold people's feet to the fire, and do it very successfully.  He may be striking a blow against this administration that won't just be felt, but that will do serious damage to the actions of this lawless group.

Our Congress doesn't want to do its job of holding this administration accountable.  Kudos to Klayman for his efforts to do so.