When the Congress established Social Security in 1935 and established the age of 65 years as the time for retirement the average lifespan was about 66 years. This means that half of the people who paid into Social Security would die before reaching the age of 65 years and the retirees would only live for one to four years. With that plan it is easy to see how a 2% of income Social Security Tax would be adequate to take care of everyone with the employers matching the amount taken from the employees. In my Daddy’s family of seven children, three of them died before they were 65 years old and did not take any of the money that was taken from their pay. The original plan was designed solely for retirement purposes. All of the rest of the payments that have been taken from Social Security such as disability have been added since Social Security was started. The average lifespan for both men and women in the United States today is 79.3 years. We are country number 31 in the world while Japan is number 1 with a lifespan of 83.7 Years. Women average living about 5 years longer than men live. From 2% in 1935, the current employee under the new tax plan pays 7.65% on the all of the income. The employer pays the same amount which means a payment equal to 15.72% of your income is paid to the government for Social Security and Medicare today.
Many folks do not know that the Bible tells us how long man should live. King David wrote in Psalm 90 verse 10 that our lifespan will be threescore and ten years (70) or perhaps fourscore years (80) if you are a person of strength. David added that our strength is labor and sorrow. It is soon cut off and we fly away. He warns us to number our days (make them valuable) so that we can apply our hearts to obtain wisdom.
We all go through stages in our lives. Numerically speaking 20 is known as a score. The first 20 years are essentially years of learning. We learn something every day for all of our lives but in these first years we learn how to live. We all experience similar times learning how to walk, talk, and socialize with first our families and then folks from outside of our families. Going to school we learn how to communicate and how to learn the things we need to know to live our lives on an independent basis. We learn how to listen to those who know more than we know and absorb this knowledge so that it will guide our decisions later in life.
The second score of 20 years is the period when we shape our lives. We marry and have children. We choose our vocation and begin our career path. Raising our children is a time when we become the teachers and train them from the things we learned in the first score of our lives. The relationship with our spouse and our children teaches us the importance of love and our feelings toward our own families. This is also the time when we establish our relationship with God. We may never know exactly how this part works but God will guide us through this period and open our minds and our hearts to those things we should know about him. We choose how we worship God and the group with which we wish to be associated but our relationship with God is a personal choice. God gave us a handbook which we call the Bible that we use to establish our own beliefs about God. All of the Christian groups have a doctrine that was established by the founders of the denomination and some of them have minor differences based on the founders understanding. As long as they teach that Jesus Christ is the Savior we can fellowship with them as other Christians and overlook the difference in doctrines.
The third score of 20 years is a period where we begin to move aside and let the younger generations begin to come onto the scene. We become grandparents and are enamored by our grandchildren. Our careers are established and we begin to work to see that our debts are paid and our assets are free and clear. The twenty year loan on our homes pay off and we become satisfied with not owning the latest year model vehicle. We are not as aggressive about our careers and other activities become more important to us. Our children have left home and the empty nest syndrome comes into our lives. Travel and relaxation becomes more important to us.
In the fourth score of our lives retirement comes whether we are ready or not. Unless we own our own business we leave our jobs and there are no other jobs available because of our age. As we have progressed in our careers, our salaries have increased just because of periodic increases in pay, and we are making more money than most other people doing the same kind of work. This is an incentive to our employers to encourage us to retire so that they can hire a 35 year old person who will do the same job for a lot less money. There are laws about age discrimination but old age is a fact of life and our bodies and sometimes our minds after 60 years old cannot perform as efficiently as the bodies and minds of younger people.
One of the advantages of the later score of our lives is that we have more time to think about our relationship with God. We are not exposed to the same temptations of younger people. We also understand that there are things we will never understand. Sitting quietly and thinking about God opens our minds so that he can talk silently to us. I have never heard God speak out loud to me but I have certainly had thoughts to come into my mind that came directly from God and they brought solutions to problems that I have been facing.
A Constitutional Perspective for Taxes
By: Louis DeBroux
The purpose of taxes is to fund the legitimate functions of government, but how do we determine what is legitimate? Luckily, the Founders clearly defined those legitimate functions in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and in Amendments IX and X declared that all powers not specifically granted in A1S8 to be reserved to the states, or to the people. With the Constitution as our standard, it becomes clear that an enormous portion of federal spending — from Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, corporate welfare, the arts, etc. — are not justified.
But, you say, these things are for the “general welfare,” referenced right there in the Constitution. James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, rebuked this erroneous idea just five years after the ratification of the Constitution. In a letter to Edmund Pendleton, Madison wrote, “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” This same refutation of an expansionist view of the General Welfare clause was likewise refuted by Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Noah Webster.
The part of the government that upsets me the most is Congress. President Trump laid out the program that he wanted to get through Congress even before the inauguration. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both pledged to work to get these things done. They promised that their goal would be to get Obamacare repealed and replaced by Easter. They promised that they would have the Tax Reforms passed by the August Recess. Neither of these has been done. We have the strong majority in the House of Representatives to pass the bills but we only have a 52-48 majority in the Senate and we have two or three Republicans that dislike the President so much they will vote with the Democrats to see him fail. The Senate also has the rule which the Republican Majority can change that requires 60 votes to close debate and vote on a bill. It only requires 51 votes to pass a bill but it requires 60 votes to stop the debate. If the Democrats want to keep a bill from a vote they just continue the debate (Filibuster) until the Republicans table the bill and go on to another bill. Apparently, a Rules Change vote does not require the 60 votes to close debates and the Republicans can change this rule when they choose to change it. Senate Majority Leader McConnell says this is a long standing rule that has been used by Republicans to stop Democrat Bills when Democrats had the majority and he will not allow the proposal to change the rule.
The Repeal Obamacare bill failed to pass by 51 to 49 and the one Republican vote that kept the bill from passing was cast by Republican Arizona Senator John McCain. His vote was not because he favored Obamacare but simply to obstruct President Trump. He does not want President Trump to be able to achieve his campaign promises. His personal dislike for the President is controlling his votes. Part of this may be jealousy. Senator McCain ran for President in 2012 and lost. He possibly considers that he is a better man than President Trump and should have been President. He is not concerned with doing the best for our country. He was elected to a six-year term for his Senate seat in 2016 so he will not be out of office during President Trump’s first term. In 2018 the Republicans may be able to pick up several Senate seats which would eliminate the power that Senator McCain has at this time.
It might cross your mind that we would be better off with new leadership in the Congress. The power that the leaders possess makes it almost impossible to change them. The Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader in the Senate makes all of the committee appointments in Congress. Any member that attempts to start a movement to change one of the leaders had better be successful or they will get no good committee appointments. They can lose their favored offices and be forced to move to smaller facilities. The leaders also have a big influence with the lobbyists so that members might get far less contributions to their reelection bids. Even the President cannot be a part of trying to change the leadership because he is depending on the leaders to get the legislation passed to support his agenda. If he supported a change and it failed, he would have a hard time getting anything that he wanted from that leader.
The Senate Majority Leader rules the Senate like a mob boss. Senator Paul, Senator Mike Lee and Senator Cruz are maverick Senators who walk their own paths and neither of the three have leadership positions. When the Alabama Senate position became available with the appointment of the Alabama Senator as Attorney General, Senator McConnell picked a candidate that would be a follower of his and has helped to fund his campaign in order to help keep his power base. Judge Roy Moore is running against the McConnell chosen candidate and is leading according to the polls. He has pledged to join with Senators Paul, Lee and Cruz as a non-establishment Senator.
The problems that President Trump is having with Congress is not just Democrats. It is the Establishment which covers both Democrats and Republicans. They have a way of doing business. It is not necessarily the best way for the country but it is their way. If you hear the term drain the swamp, the swamp is the Establishment. The Establishment has shaped the Congress in a way that benefits its members and they do not wish to see it changed. The Salary of a Congressman is $174,000 per year and to live in Washington takes a good portion of this. When you look at the members of Congress who have been in Washington for ten or more years many of them will have a net worth of five or more million dollars. Their total salary in ten years is $1,740,000. For them to become multi-millionaires, it looks suspiciously like there has to be some kind of corrupt activity going on. The only answer to this is to establish term limits that would not allow them to become so powerful.
Most members of Congress get elected with the intent to work hard to help the country. When they arrive they find that they are in the swamp and the best way to survive is to join the crowd. They vote the way they are told to vote by the Speaker or the Majority Leader or they are on the outside of the activity. It is my opinion that if they do not join the Establishment, any bills that they propose die in committee regardless of how well they are prepared or what they could accomplish.
Progressive College Snowflakes Go Full-Blown Fascist
America’s colleges and universities, so-called institutions of “higher learning,” were once considered among the most prestigious such institutions in the world. Today, they are festering cauldrons of victimhood, mental instability, progressive indoctrination and fascist violence. The inmates, as the saying goes, have taken control of the asylum.
One recent example of this insanity occurred at progressive enclave Evergreen State College in Washington state. In the 1970s, in order to show solidarity with black students, and better understand their plight in a white-dominated world, the college instituted a “Day of Absence” wherein black students left campus for a day to show the innately racist white students and faculty just how much black students matter. This year, however, instead of black students staying off campus, some students proposed all white students and faculty be “invited” to stay off campus.
Biology professor Bret Weinstein objected, sending an email to his colleagues elucidating his reasoning: “There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space in order to highlight their vital and under-appreciated roles, and a group or coalition encouraging another group to go away. The first is a forceful call to consciousness which is, of course, crippling to the logic of oppression. The second is a show of force, and an act of oppression in and of itself.”
One of the asinine yet oft-repeated phrases in the modern progressive lexicon is “settled science,” an oxymoron that is the antithesis of the scientific method. The literal definition of the scientific method is “a method of procedure … consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.” Modification means alteration or change. Meaning that in science, many, many things are never “settled.”
Among the most well-known theories that have been debunked over time are that the world is flat, that the solar system is geocentric (it is heliocentric), that the physical world is made up of four elements (rather than more than a hundred currently known elements, including four new elements discovered just last year), and that atoms are the smallest units of matter. Each and every one of these was once universally accepted as infallible truth.
This makes the recent “March for Science” in Washington, DC, not only ludicrous but an indictment of those marching while claiming to believe in science. It was not about science, but about publicly rebuking President Donald Trump behind the thin patina of ideology masquerading as science. The leftist mainstream media played its part well, praising the event while ignoring dissent from actual scientists.
(Christian Index) - Yesterday under the Gold Dome, Senator Marty Harbin (R-16 of Tyrone), along with 18 other senators, reminded us religious freedom is not a lost cause in Georgia! Senator Harbin introduced legislation (SB 233) that would enact into state law what the U.S. Congress passed in 1993 for federal law, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
What makes Senator Harbin’s legislation different from last year’s bill is it only addresses the RFRA portion, putting into law a state version of what Governor Deal voted for when he was a congressman in 1993. This legislation is very simple – it merely provides that the RFRA language in the federal code will also apply to religious-liberty questions arising under Georgia law.
Enactment of SB 233 will bring Georgia into line with over 30 states that have acted to preserve the highest level of religious-liberty protection for their citizens. See the map of the states regarding RFRA above.
With President Donald Trump’s recent executive order directing the Treasury Department to conduct a review of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, Democrats have, unsurprisingly, reacted with feigned horror and outrage. They claim Trump is turning Wall Street loose to do as it pleases; an odd claim considering Dodd-Frank was signed into law by Barack Obama, who raked in more Wall Street cash than any politician in American history.
Initially, Trump’s call is only for a review of the law, and it makes few, if any, systemic changes. But it does establish a set of principles upon which Trump administration policy shall rest. Namely:
Empower Americans to make independent financial decisions and informed choices in the marketplace, save for retirement, and build individual wealth;
Prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts;
Foster economic growth and vibrant financial markets through more rigorous regulatory impact analysis;
Enable American companies to be competitive with foreign firms in domestic and foreign markets;
Advance American interests in international financial regulatory negotiations and meetings;
Make regulation efficient, effective and appropriately tailored; and
Restore public accountability within federal financial regulatory agencies and rationalize the federal financial regulatory framework.
The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in July 2010 following one of the worst economic meltdowns in U.S. history. The goal of the law was ostensibly to put tighter regulations on U.S. financial markets in order to discourage risk and avoid another meltdown.
The world has become an exceedingly dangerous place for Christians. The severity of the persecution varies from country to country, and takes many forms, but it is inarguable that such persecution is occurring. In the U.S., so far the persecution is primarily non-violent, and takes the form of infringements upon our freedom of religion. Around the world, Christians face much, much worse.
Under the outgoing Obama administration, America, founded by Christian pilgrims seeking refuge from persecution, has become hostile to the religion of our fathers. Though Barack Obama claims to be a Christian, he has worked tirelessly to restrict Christianity to the walls of our homes and churches, and sometimes not even there.
Under the (Un)Affordable Care Act, Obama sought to force Christian-owned businesses and Catholic nuns to provide insurance coverage for abortions and abortion-inducing drugs. He and his progressive hounds led the charge to eviscerate the rights of Christians (and us all) to freedom of religion, speech and association, publicly supporting states where Christian bakers, florists, photographers and others were being forced to provide services to same-sex “weddings” in violation of their religious convictions, or face huge fines and the loss of the businesses they’d worked decades to build.
Though the progressive pro-LGBT crowd claims to desire tolerance, they are the most intolerant, hateful people in the country — hence our moniker for them: “Rainbow Mafia.” The bakers and florists they persecute were not publicly condemning homosexuality, they simply declined to provide a service. Every one of them even offered to refer the would-be clients to another business.
That’s not enough for the intolerant Left, who desire nothing less than full endorsement of their lifestyle choices. They have shut down these businesses, and harassed and threatened the owners and their families. The Rainbow Mafia even successfully shut down Catholic adoption services for refusing to place children in homes of same-sex parents.
The Grand Canyon-Sized Divide Between Democrats and Christians
Eight weeks after progressive Democrats' world was rocked by the Earth-shattering, this-can-NOT-be-happening realization that tens of millions of “deplorable” Americans had turned out to vote for Donald Trump, thereby depriving Her Royal Lie-ness, Hillary Clinton, of the presidency, they are still dredging the depths of the political ocean for answers as to why they lost.
They blame FBI Director James Comey’s re-opening of the Hillary email investigation in the final days of the campaign. They also blame Russian hacking, though there is scant evidence for this (besides, had Hillary not illegally used a private server to conduct official government business out of the reach of congressional oversight, the Russians would have nothing to hack). Still others blame sexism, “fake news,” voter fraud, talk radio, or even Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her pervert husband, former Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Creepystan).
A relative handful of introspective Democrat operatives have touched on a major reason for their loss, but it’s one which the progressive Democrat leadership and their uber-leftist foot soldiers don’t even see as a problem — the massive disconnect between the Democrat Party and America’s evangelical Christians, which make up approximately one-fifth of the American electorate. To put that into context, Evangelicals (which are just one subset of professed Christians) are a larger bloc of voters in the U.S. than black voters and Jewish voters combined.
Yet rather than court this critical demographic, Democrats and their “tolerant” base openly and defiantly mock and attack Christians as being the worst elements of humanity. Is it any wonder that Donald Trump, who openly admitted to serial adultery but promised to defend Christians, won a staggering 81% of the Evangelical vote?
Fresh off the election of Donald Trump, the nation was greeted by news of the stunning rise in “hate crimes,” as detailed in the FBI’s latest iteration of its Hate Crimes Statistics report. At first blush, it offers frightening prospects for the safety of various minority groups across America. At second blush, not so much.
New York Magazine writer Eric Levitz breathlessly begins his article, “Hate Crimes Against Muslims Increased by 67 Percent Last Year,” with the angst-ridden declaration that these crimes had reached “their highest levels since the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, according to FBI data released on Monday.”
From the fainting couch, he continued, “In 2015, there were 257 reported crimes rooted in anti-Muslim bias, up from 154 incidents the previous year. Notably, this uptick coincided with a GOP presidential primary in which a candidate who decried the Justice Department’s concern with violent, anti-Muslim rhetoric finished second to one who proposed banning all Muslims from the country.”
As usual, the devil is in the details, so let’s point out a few that drastically change the narrative.
For example, the FBI analyzes incidents reported in 2015, but it wasn’t until late in the year that Trump’s candidacy really took off, so one would be hard pressed to explain why the increase could be attributable to Trump. Other factors are far more plausible, including the series of deadly Islamic terror attacks (Paris and San Bernardino among the targets), or the contention fomented by Barack Obama’s attempt (with the help of the Rainbow Mafia) to force Americans to allow grown men to share bathrooms with women and little girls, or violent protests led by Black Lives Matter thugs. Is it possible that maybe, like Newton’s Third Law of Motion, these actions triggered opposite reactions?
Everybody has an idea about the things they think Donald Trump should do on day one. My preference would be a simple task, call the British PM and ask her if the British people would consent to returning the bust of Sir Winston Churchill so callously discarded by Obama eight long insufferable years ago. At least he gave it to the British Ambassador and didn’t publicly smash it to bits with a hammer.
That act alone would set a positive tone for those American’s who reluctantly voted for Trump on the off chance he may be right and did indeed have serious, positive changes in mind to restoring America’s republican government. And, it would also infuriate the far-left, with a reminder of what America was and from where our Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence really originated. It didn’t originate in Mecca.
The left-wing hysteria now visible on the streets of urban America, reflects the true inner core of the Progressive machine, filled with whiners and ‘snowflakes’ incapable of handling rejection.
Expressions of violent angst lies in the angry street demonstrators trashing other peoples property. Those with a more violent bent are satisfied with simply beating up old white people with Trump stickers, trashing their vehicles and stealing from stores.
Manifest in all this is the glaring fact that the Democrat party and its far, left-wing philosophy, is obviously bereft of any depth of leadership. It lacks people with any imagination or cognitive thinking skills. The Party’s current leadership has disgraced itself by actively supporting the worse possible candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, against all other contenders.
Who’s left to lead the party? Donna Brazile? Nope, she was already attacked in a post election DNC meeting and accused of personally being responsible for the Democrats defeat. Poor Howard Dean, do you remember him? He was once a governor and DNC Chairman, and a candidate for president. He was like a loose cannonball rolling around on their ships deck, but he still makes news and he has stepped forward, once again, to offer to run the DNC. Pitiful!
The media is trying to ‘reeducate’ us, especially those that support the elite Republican old guard who think they have found an excuse to dump Trump. It may be a blessing in disguise because, Trump unshackled, “returns to his roots, attacking Republicans.” Oh, the horror of it!.
Wikileaks dumps have shredded any possibility of the media claiming objectivity scheming with Clinton as they are against Republicans, evangelicals, and now, Catholics.
Before the second presidential debate, the revelation of macho comments made by Trump a decade ago,and the (gasp) median and democrats reaction to it, is all designed to drive conservative voters away from that awful Donald Trump hopefully into the comforting arms of honest Hillary Clinton, hopefully, soon to be America’s first mother president.
The leaked video tape was made by an NBC employee, a former Trump associate with the Miss Universe show, named Bob Bailey. It was to be revealed at the debate but, nature intervened in the form of Hurricane Matthew and caused an early release that exposed NBC executives as cruel, anti-Trump co-conspirators in effecting its release. Corporate screams of anguished denial ensued followed by Bailey’s alleged firing. They didn’t say it was Bailey’s fault, just that they were blaming him.
The larger issue here is that the democrats long ago stripped morality from America’s social fabric making everything deviant acceptable. To do that of course, it was necessary, according Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, to demean religion, especially the Christian variety that values morality as a necessary tenet of happy living, and corrupt the media.
The rise of pornography, Gay marriages, pushing LGBT issues into peoples faces, the persecutions of businesses that resist, on moral grounds, the imposition of deviancy on their lives, has made the whole issue of Trumps comments as irrelevant silly nonsense. Now comes, via the New York Times, women alleging that Trump inappropriately touched or kissed them thirty years ago. The Democrats are now in full panic mode trying to put out the many fires they have started while starting even more.
Thoughts for the Faithful in the Upcoming Election
In place of my column this month please allow me to share some information on the coming election from my friends Jim and Karen LaBarr. The LaBarr's can always be counted on to prayerfully share their thoughts and hearts. I am honored to provide the information they have put together.
We want to make you aware of 3 upcoming events (40 Days of Prayer before the election, 40 days for Life—prayer in front of abortion facilities, 2017 March for Life) and we want to give you some input about the upcoming elections and encourage you to pray.
First the Elections—and yes, we mean Elections plural! No matter where you stand on the Presidential Election, this year we will also elect all Congressmen, a US Senator, all State House members, all State Senators and a variety of other lower offices. We will also vote on 4 Amendments to the Georgia Constitution. The president has huge impact on our lives, but the other elected officials are involved in your day-to-day life in even more intimate ways. Do not stay home!
We commend to you a web page we prepared that can equip you to exercise your citizenship well: https://www.perimeter.org/civicconcerns The “Election 2016 – A Biblical Perspective” gives rationale for being a good citizen and how to approach elections from a Biblical posture. It is filled with helpful links to enable you to ACT as God leads you (The last 2 pages of this 14 page document are also available in a separate file at the same Website.)
When voting we urge you to always consider which “team” candidates are on, not just what they say about themselves or if you “like” them. Parties matter and party platforms matter; they are the guiding principles of each party. A candidate may not adhere strictly to the platform, but other officials around them have the means enforce their party’s policies. Here is a comparison of the platforms of each of the major parties: https://billygraham.org/story/2016-party-platforms/. There are links at the bottom of the summary to each party’s full platform.
The minor parties also have platforms that inform their policies. Google the party and its platform if you are interested in the Constitution Party, the Green Party or the Libertarian Party.
We feel enough is being said about the Presidential candidates that you know what you want to do or what your own conscience says to do, and what you wish you could do! We will leave that to you and your conscience. We would urge you to not vote too early, as more and more keeps coming out that might change the situation. In fact, one of us keeps praying that God will intervene and provide a presidential candidate who will be submitted to God and who can win. Yes, it would be a miracle of His grace to do that!
We almost always vote Republican because we feel the platform reflects Biblical principles better than the Democrat one.
1 - Now until November 7: 40 Days of Prayer for our country at Perimeter Church, Noon until 1:00 p.m. weekdays at the outdoor chapel near Medlock Bridge Rd; Saturdays in “The Shed” on 2nd floor of “The Bricks” wing which faces Old Alabama Rd.
2 - Now until-November 40 Days for Life—prayer at various abortion facilities all across the country. Hundreds and maybe thousands of women have turned around and gone home because people were holding signs and praying as they arrived at the facility. You can schedule one hour a week slots or just show up when you can. One is near I-85 and Clairmont Rd. https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/atlanta/ and another is at 1800 Peachtree St near Piedmont Hospital https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/atlanta-peachtree/ at the new Carafem “spa-like” abortion business.
3 - Mark your calendars now to hear the Benham Brothers on Monday, January 23, at the State Capitol for the annual March for Life. More details are here: http://grtl.org/?q=march-for-life
Above all please pray for our country at this critical time in our history. Pray for the freedom to continue to practice your faith and speak freely about God’s truths. And pray for the country we are leaving to our children and grandchildren.
Warmly in Christ,
Jim and Karen
Alinsky's Rules in Action
September 20, 2016
By: George McClellan
Hillary’s reaction to the storm of bad reports about her health illuminates clearly not only her usual expected duplicity but, to the casual student of politics, offers the greatest examples of the teachings of Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, in action. It’s there to be seen.
Hillary’s collapsing campaign and her reactions to her negatives, stands as the most truthful example of transparency any adherent of Marxism (Progressive) has ever demonstrated. Saul Alinsky, in his Rules for Radicals actually set forth the standards that should be followed by any group wanting to pull down a government. Here they are:
First, learn the rules of disinformation, i.e.: admit nothing, deny everything and blame somebody else. When challenged, become incredulous and indignant. Foster rumors. Create a straw man. Sidetrack opponents with name calling. Ridicule opponents, question their motives, invoke authority, play dumb (Hillary does this often), associate opponents charges with old news, rely on fall-back positions, claim some problems have no solutions, use Alice in Wonderland Logic, demand complete solutions, fit facts to alternate conclusions, make evidence and witnesses vanish, change the subject, emotionalize, antagonize, goad, ignore facts, demand impossible proofs (re: taxes and health records), create false evidence and call for a Grand Jury or Special Prosecutor on any claim. Manufacture new truths (pneumonia over Parkinson’s), create bigger distractions and silence critics. Have we seen Hillary use any of these rules? Of course we have, daily!
Add to these easy rules, the tactics Saul Alinsky also outlined in his Rules that make them work. “Power,” he said, ”is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have so, never go outside the experience of your people but, whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy and make the enemy live up to its own rules.”
Time to End Early voting and the Lame Duck Congress
By: Louis DeBroux
There are two dynamics in the modern American political landscape that have combined to act as a steady eroding current on the foundational rock of Liberty. One is the lame duck session of Congress that occurs every two years, and the other is the relatively new push for early voting. One skews the results, and one ignores the results.
With the lame duck session, politicians who are retiring or have been voted out of office have one last chance to stick it to the voters, knowing they won’t face another election where they will have to answer to their constituents. Really, really bad legislation has a habit of getting passed during the lame duck session.
In the lame duck of 2010, following the political earthquake that was the Tea Party revolution, which saw Democrats demolished at the polls in a historic fashion after passing the so-called “stimulus” bill, ObamaCare, and other items on the leftist wish list, outgoing Democrats (with the aid of a few dependably undependable Republicans) took one final shot at their countrymen. Democrats extended unemployment benefits up to nearly two years, repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (the prohibition against open homosexuals in the military established under Bill Clinton, the repeal of which changed the focus of our military from being the world’s finest fighting force to a social experiment in the normalization of sexual deviancy and mental illness), and passed the New START treaty, which in practice forced the U.S. to reduce the size of our nuclear arsenal while allowing Russia to keep, and even expand, its own.
In 2012, with Republicans demoralized after the defeat of Mitt Romney in the presidential election, the lame duck session yielded “the largest tax increase in history,” a $620 billion hike passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate at 2:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day, and signed by Obama while he was vacationing (yet again) in Hawaii.
Our federal government is/has morphed from a Constitutional Republic to a government of oligarchs presently influenced, it would seem, by a wealthy former youthful, WW2 Jewish Hungarian survivor of the Nazi’s named George Soros whose goal is to proceed rapidly toward creating the utopia of a one world government where we mere mortals will be happy doing as we are told, by our betters, and where everyone is equal but the “pigs are more equal.”
The thieving rascals who are helping him are in the White House, the halls of the Clinton Foundation, whose candidate was hand picked to replace Obama, and within the leadership of the European Union, Mr. LaFarge of Great Britain excepted. Add the entirety of the current Democrat party and that slew of Republican elite knuckleheads who have abandoned the party’s chosen candidate because they fear, rightly, that he (Donald Trump) will pull their house down around their ears and there, we have it. The fight is only beginning.
The biggest contributor to the one world government scheme, of course, is the main stream media who is constantly propagandizing the marxist message to fit a scenario the citizens seem no longer willing to embrace. Rising resistance is evident everywhere but rarely reported by the MSM. The fight is on.
“Friends, delegates and fellow Americans” (Friends, Romans, Countrymen), “I accept your nomination…” What a way to start an acceptance speech. The Donald, not the most polished of public speakers, became one of the best Thursday night. He’s a doer not a talker, a producer, not a destroyer and he clearly laid out a course for Americas return to the rule of law, social stability, economic fairness, military strength and a return of respect for America, world wide, now being snubbed by tin horn despots in meaningless countries Obama has permitted to challenge us. Trump even promised to ensure protections for the weirdest among us.