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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Brexit Won't Save Britain

Here's the Nonsense:  Britain's vote to leave the EU assures their nation's future success.  Now they will no longer have the problems that have been tearing down their country.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Britain's vote to leave the EU, but it is just addressing a symptom of a much bigger problem.  Unless they fix the core problem, they are only buying a temporary reprieve from their ultimate destruction.

The results of the Brexit vote in Britain have the globalist establishment worldwide turned upside down.  To American conservatives this sounds like British citizens are rejecting the failed socialist policies of the British government.  But that's not the case at all.  In fact, this effort to leave the EU, while a good choice, will not save Britain from destruction.

The globalists are trying to come up with a way to stop Britain from leaving the EU.  But the people have spoken and short of outright theft and deception to reverse the vote, Britain's leaving the EU is set to happen (but don't be surprised if the globalists succeed in stopping the will of the people).  And many other European countries are hearing their citizens now crying out to leave the EU, too.  

At the same time, France and Germany are calling for the formation of a European Superstate. According to a report from the UK's Express, "Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels."  They think that forming one government for all European countries will solve their problems.  Sounds to me like a repeat of history.  Both Hitler and Napoleon thought turning all of Europe into one nation was a great plan.  

While the British citizen's demand to leave the EU seems like a similar cry against globalism that we hear here in America by the Trump supporters, it's not a rejection of the socialist society that has been set up in Britain and Europe.  It is not a turn to the same conservative nationalism that is exploding all over America.

The British are quite tired of the EU.  The idea of leaving was not popular among young voters.  The media and globalist leaders are saying that, as a result of the Brexit vote, the older people who strongly supported leaving the EU should lose their right to vote.  The glabalists believe those citizens aren't thinking clearly, but there is a really good reason why they voted the way they did.

Their vote was not a rejection of British socialism.  It was a rejection of Britain having lost its sovereignty as a nation to the EU.  They are old enough to have lived in Britain before the EU existed.  They remember what it was like for Britain to make its own decisions and not be forced to do things because of some European governance over them.  That is why they voted to leave the EU. They simply want their nation's sovereignty back.

But that won't be enough to save them.

Britain's conservatives are still to the left of our Republican establishment (and our Republican establishment is quite far to the left of where Democrats in the US were just a few decades ago). They still love big government and having that government control the lives of their people.  And the problem is that British citizens know no difference.  They've never had the freedoms we have in America.

For us to reject socialism is different than them.  We reject it because we see that it steals our freedoms, but they don't see that because they never had the same freedoms that we do.  To them this is about being able to make decisions as a nation that is free from the control of outsiders.  And because they don't understand the dangers of the big government socialism that controls their society, they can't understand that even after they exit the EU they will still continue to lose their individual freedoms as citizens as their government grows bigger and bigger.

The British also face other issues that will continue to work at taking down their country.

One of those is the political correctness that rules their society.  They are worse than Americans when it comes to political correctness.  Political correctness boils down to the government telling you how you must think and speak.  That is a problem that will destroy any society.  And Britain if far worse about political correctness than we are in America.

Another of their issues is their already overridden value system due to the huge influx of Muslim immigrants they've allowed into their country.  The immigrants' value system is different than the value system upon which modern British society was founded.  

Modern British society was founded upon the Judeo-Christian values that also are foundational to American society.  But Brits have slowly, over time, rejected those foundational values and allowed themselves to be influenced by failed value systems from other societies.  America is doing the same thing, we are just a few decades behind them in the process.  

When you add the influx of large numbers of Muslim immigrants bringing their faulty and failed value system into Britain, it has changed Britain's core (and has done so, too, in every country where it's been allowed to happen).  This is because Britain has quit expecting people who come from other countries to assimilate into their society.  When a nation does not require assimilation, the nation will be changed and even destroyed if the value systems it is allowing in are faulty.

London's new mayor is a Muslim who says he wants London to separate from Britain when it leaves the EU and he is welcoming all Muslim migrants to his city.  Areas of Britain are fully controlled by Muslims who have essentially set up Sharia law in those areas.  London is now known by many as Londonistan.

Just a few years ago Christian Action Network released a documentary about what was happening in Britain with Muslim immigration.  It showed how their society was being destroyed.  I guest-hosted a radio show at that time and had Martin Mawyer, the head of Christian Action Network, on to talk about it.  He told me that Britain only had a few years left before it falls and that the rest of Europe was close behind.  Then he added that America was on the very same path.

Britain's political correctness has caused a wholesale rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundation their country was based upon.  For example, the churches you find in Britain are more architectural models to be studied than they are used for spiritual purposes any longer.  Many Jews in Britain fear for their safety and are leaving the country because of the changes they see in their society.  Almost a year and a half ago I posted a piece here about a family moving to America because of it.  

Britain has abandoned what once was the foundation stone on which Britain's greatness was built, and that is why Britain is failing.  The infiltration of the Islamic culture combined with Britain's political correctness is a recipe for disaster.  Short of major changes, Britain as we've known it in our lifetimes will cease to exist in the not too distant future.

Leaving the EU may give Britain some sovereignty for a short period of time, but it will still fail.  Short of the British people re-embracing their Judeo-Christian roots, they cannot survive.  And Americans need to pay attention because this is the very thing at the core of the destruction of America.  Everything else people talk about are symptoms of this, not causes.  Unless this changes, America, too, will ultimately fail... regardless of what happens in our elections. 





Sunday, June 19, 2016

AG Lynch Having Orlando Shooter 911 Calls Edited To Make America Safer

Here's the Nonsense:  In response to events like the attack in Orlando it's best to cover up what really happened and be careful not to say things that may be inflammatory.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Only honest, plain spoken truth and common sense will save America.  Covering things and mincing words will only cause America's fall to continue.

RealClearPolitics.com is reporting on an interview of Attorney General Loretta Lynch by Chuck Todd at NBC.  In the interview Lynch says that transcripts of the 911 calls by the Orlando shooter will have references to Islamic terrorism removed prior to their being released.  So, Obama's most transparent administration in American history has decided that a lack of transparency is best for the American people.  

I guess ignoring and covering up the facts is our government's idea of how to make us safer.  

The article also mentions a Salon report saying:  "Everybody who was in the bathroom who survived could hear him talking to 911, saying the reason why he's doing this is because he wanted America to stop bombing his country."

So, his wanting the US to "stop bombing his country" doesn't reveal an allegiance somewhere else?  

But the president clarified it for those of us who aren't smart enough to understand.

"We see no clear evidence that he was directed externally, " President Obama said.  He went on to say, "It does appear that at the last minute, he announced allegiance to ISIL.  But there is no evidence so far that he was in fact directed by ISIL, and at this stage there's no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot."  

So, if a terrorist doesn't receive direct orders from a terrorist group, but is only influenced by the terrorist group enough to proclaim their allegiance to them, then we're supposed to think that the terrorist group had nothing to do with it and we shouldn't be concerned about them?  And, of course, we're supposed to just ignore the fact that the Islamic State posted messages of support to social media when the Orlando attack happened.

The nonsense spouted by this administration defies any sense of logic.  Whether the Islamic State directly told this terrorist to do what he did or not does not mean that we should ignore their influence.  And the fact that all of these terrorists, whether it be the Islamic State acting in the Middle East or terrorists in Europe or here in American cities like San Bernardino and Orlando, give praise to their religion and its god should be enough for any half-thinking person to know there's a problem that has to be dealt with.

And yet we not only have this administration, but we have Republican politicians attacking Donald Trump for his no holds barred reaction that speaks plain, simple common sense.  Just like the Democrats, the Republicans are caught up in political correctness.  If America is to survive, we need common sense and complete rejection of political correctness.  Otherwise our nation will be burning like the Middle East.




Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando Could Cause The Biggest Jump In Support For Trump Yet

Here's the Nonsense:  Trump may have support among some, but the core constituencies that support Hillary will never move to Trump.  Not even a terror attack could get them to move.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The terror attack in Orlando is waking up even more people as to the importance of this election.  The radical Islamic attack on the gay nightclub is having an impact in the gay community that the left never expect.

For a long time many of us have asked what it will take to wake people up to the hypocrisy of the left.  All too often we've seen them act hypocritically over and over again only to see many groups continue to support them and justify that support with irrational rantings of the Democrat talking points.  But it looks like this time that is not working so well any longer for some people.  And that could cause the biggest jump in support for Donald Trump yet.

The terror attack in Orlando this weekend appears to be that event.

While there are still foolish leftists trying to sell us on the idea that the problem is gun control laws, their anti-Second Amendment views have been exposed so vividly now that there are some people beginning to realize that the left's solutions won't protect Americans from the dangers of this world.

Terror is once again not just in our backyard, but it is right in our front yard.  Orlando's tragic events took a huge toll on America and has made people realize that even though the president and his cronies won't use the term "radical Islam" the fact is that radical Islamic terror is here and specifically going after certain groups and people.

The Orlando terror attack was specifically aimed at the gay community in America.  And some in that community have finally come to realize that the left ignores the safety of that community while claiming to be its friend.  The president's political correctness that pervades the Democratic Party (and the GOP Establishment goes along with it, too) puts looking the other way whenever any question is raised about radical Islam as more important than anything else, even when it endangers other politically correct groups in America such as the gay community.  (Note:  It has been reported that the RNC asked Donald Trump to not comment on the Orlando attack, but just give condolences.  Fortunately Donald Trump doesn't bow to the RNC, but speaks his mind without fear or reservation.)

Many of us have asked how the gay community can support these people when the very Islamists the Democrats actions protect are murdering gay people around the world, and now even here in America.

But when you find yourself facing people who are going to kill you, it would only be logical to wake up and side with those who will protect you.  Some in the gay community are doing just that as they realize that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton won't protect them from radical Islam.  In fact, it appears that already some in the LGBT community have decided it's time to move their support to Trump.

Gateway Pundit is reporting that the Phoenix LGBT tweeted the following:














This is a huge positive development for the Trump campaign and an even bigger loss for Hillary Clinton's campaign.  Once a core constituency starts to leave support of a candidate, it can be like a snowball starting an avalanche that can't be stopped.

Clinton has already seen Trump gain higher support among the black community than any Republican has had in decades.  Current polling shows 26% of blacks support Trump.  And the Democrats think that Trump will get no support from Hispanics, but current polling shows 37% of Hispanics support Trump.  For Hillary to be losing so many in her core constituencies could be a sign of real disaster.

The Phoenix LGBT, like so many other Americans, get it.  They understand that we're fighting for our lives, not just the survival of our nation.  Any Republican politician that hasn't gotten on board to support Trump and defeat Hillary (which also means defeating enemies like ISIS that the Democrats won't stand up to), isn't worth listening to.  In fact, they don't deserve their elected office.  

Whether it's Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell taking their cheap shots at Trump for a variety of reasons or any of the other former Republican candidates like John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, or Ted Cruz who make excuse after excuse for not supporting him, it doesn't matter.  There is no love for America in a Republican who won't do everything they can to defeat the Democrats in November, including supporting the Republican nominee.  If they won't get on board, they don't deserve reelection to their current offices when the time comes.


  






Sunday, June 12, 2016

What Does Campaign Efficiency Have To Do With A Candidate's Qualification For The Presidency?

Here's the Nonsense:  Campaigns are all different.  What one campaign needs for staff and expenses compared to another means nothing.  

Here's the Horse Sense:  Right in front of us we have a perfect example of how a candidate, if elected, would handle administration of the nation's business.  If they are wasteful in their campaign, they will be wasteful with our money when in elected office.

There have been all sorts of arguments laid out as to why Donald Trump is the only choice for president.  People have talked about his border wall and getting immigration under control.  His views on national security have been shown as another important area that is critical to America's future. Jobs and the economy certainly have been cited as reasons he is a far better choice than the Democrats.  And a strong military is certainly a driving force for many.  

These are not the only reasons, but some of the most common that you hear.  But a simple fact many people seem to miss comes down to business knowledge, experience, and savvy.  Most people in the media ignore this factor because they really have no idea what it takes to start, build, and run a business.  

But businesspeople can understand it.  And, quite simply, everyone should understand why a successful businessman is the best choice to lead America.  

If you've ever taken on personal risk by putting everything you have on the line to make a business successful, then you know what I'm talking about.  People who go into business learn quickly that efficiency is critical for survival.  

I remember years ago when I owned a business that was doing well in a very competitive market.  Profit margins were tight and I had to keep overhead low and be very efficient.  I had to watch every dollar spent to assure the biggest success.  Even when my businesses have been extremely successful I've always kept an eye on costs to make sure we can be as efficient as possible.

And, during years where I've been hired to run businesses for other people I've done the same thing.  No business or organization has unlimited resources no matter how big they are.  And only a fool spends money wastefully.

Yet there has been story after story of the failed campaigns of other Republicans during this primary season that showed they spent exorbitant  amounts of money during their campaign.  A perfect example was the Jeb Bush campaign that spent lavishly when they should have been watching every dime.

Whether it's the Republicans or Democrats who've been running, there have been few examples of money being handled well by the campaigns... with one exception.  That exception is the Trump campaign.

Donald Trump's huge success in business causes him to be very careful with money.  He has more money than all of the 2016 candidates who've run put together (that's all the candidates on BOTH sides of the aisle), and yet he is more careful how he handles money than any of them.

And, as proof of his understanding of budgeting, labor costs, efficiency of operations, etc., a recent graph has been put out comparing his costs to those of the two remaining candidates, Sanders and Clinton.  See chart below and click here for link to original source:


It's apparent that Clinton and Sanders have no idea how to run something efficiently.  They would make no efforts to cut wasteful government spending.  They would make no attempt to create efficiency in the government bureaucracy. They would only do what all politicians do, increase spending and pay for it with increased taxes and debt.  They would crush the chances of a future for our children and grandchildren.

With America facing the largest debt of any nation in world history, a debt that may very well be so large we may never be able to pay it off, the last thing we need to do is be inefficient in how we handle our money.

Donald Trump's life has been about running businesses efficiently.  That's something he brings to the presidency that no other candidate brings with them.  It's yet another reason why getting off the sidelines and joining the fight to see to it that Trump wins and the Democrats lose is crucial to our future.