Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Editor: Can Paul Ryan possibly leave the House too soon? This is Trump hatred by Republicans in full throttle.
In November, if House Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, most GOP legislators “will be on record in support of amnesty,” Iowa Rep. Steve King told Breitbart News. “It is not going to help us in November” if there is a vote in the House on amnesty, King said.
The retiring Speaker is forcing a floor debate where Republicans will split their party by voting for a business-demanded amnesty, and where Democrats will unify their party by voting against reforms or a wall, said one source with knowledge of the draft details, adding:
Leading up to the midterms, in exactly the moment that the Republicans look like they have a good chance, the Republican leaders are going to do this? For what? To show Republican voters that Republicans legislators suck?
The amnesty would also stop or stall the wage raises which are boosting President Donald Trump’s political ratings and the GOP’s generic-ballot score, especially because many amnesty-seeking migrants will rush across the border in the weeks before the election, in full view of the media’s TV cameras.
Walter, Yes the questionnaire has real value ( https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/HCV/kil-hist.html ).
Over the decades I have learned that there is a broad spectrum of considerations.
Being a pragmatist every candidate that I have ever cast a ballot for will disappoint at times. When that candidate does disappoint I spend extra time trying to discover the why?
Being a pragmatist I carefully choose my preferred candidate and many times do volunteer work for them. If my candidate choice does not win in the primary chances then is 100% that I will cast my vote for Republicans up and down the ticket.
Just telling the truth!
The Problem isn't with the "Party" or even that they look the same with minor exceptions to their dress, Red Tie/Blue Tie, or whatever the latest trends seems to be. The problem is that the average citizens have abandoned the process to the professional politician. By nature these people, generally, are self interested liars who will say anything you want to hear to achieve that position of power. It remains this way until it becomes so uncomfortable for a large percentage that they will be inclined to get into the fray and take back some of the power. Then they find the Pro's have rigged the system to keep themselves in charge even if they are seriously challenged, as with the Presidency of D. Trump and a few good men and women like Congressman Steve King. If you step in to even a low level of the Republican Party in Arizona you will feel the slimy grip of McCain's faction holding back any type of divergence from his policies and preference. Until we can get enough real people of like mind and the gumption to stand against the cabal and take back the reins of the bureaucracy they, the McCains of the world, will run it by default and the two parties will remain the left and right wings of a bird with one head telling us, our country and the world, where to go and how to get there. I have chosen to fight the battle and have for the last 30 years through activism and education. It is a slow process and my slow learning curve has not helped. We need strategies and tactics designed to get more of our like minded to participate and join the fight. We need education on the process involved in getting elected and being effective while in office. It won't help to go and do just what the last guy in office did, we must try to turn the ship of state and will need help in steering it back toward the right side away from more socialism and globalism.
Excellent post, John. We need younger people. We need to educate the millennials as some are doing. Also a slow process. It is not we, the elder state, who will turn the ship of state, but those who are not getting the right education now. That is what we need to focus on changing today. Few people under 50 have ever read the Constitution.
Thank you for the compliment. Sadly, you are so right about the knowledge of the Constitution, even most who take the oath to support and defend it have little idea of it's words, purpose or meaning. I have been giving away copies of the Constitution for about 20 years to young people at Gun shows, while working for NRA, and other places when I saw an interest or opportunity to do so. Sometimes I would enlist the parent to read with them and help the child to understand the text, always pointing out the importance of understanding the document in the light of the people being the ultimate authority and creators of our country, unlike any other. I will sometimes point to a "chain of command" described through out our founding documents. Gods endowment in us, his people, of inalienable rights and our creation of the states and the Union, agreement of those states, creating the United States of America. At each level I try to stress that a creation, state, is never greater than it's creator, the people. I point out that as the owner of a house I may hire people to run certain aspects of it, painters, plumbers, gardeners, etc. but that as the owner and creator of the household these servants of my will, in my house, cannot do just anything they wish. They were hired, "elected", to do certain jobs and those jobs and authority to do their job come from me through an agreement, contract or Constitution, which spells out their duties to respect my authority and to perform certain services for me. Usually I will point out that these duties they perform, for me, do not authorize nor empower them to throw me out of my house or sell it. When our country is likened to the structure of owning a home and hiring people to repair or maintain it most will understand fairly quickly, although it sometimes tips them off that something may be wrong.
That's the difference from a Republic and a Democracy. We elect representatives, not leaders. So often people look to someone to tell them what to believe rather than look for someone that makes sense or believes similar ideas.
I cannot stand the duopoly! Republics always end up wrestling with influential businessmen, and is one of the things we have to pull control away from. Some people will give away their beliefs in the name of money, and unfortunately, their are too many in modern politics willing to do so.
I am a millennial, and I know many like minded people who believe in our nation state and how it must be protected with America First policies. Being at the age of 27, I have already made the decision to work in politics until the issues are fixed, and I will not stop until anti trust is used, and lobbyists are banned, and that we cannot spend more than what taxes we take in.
Long live the Republic.
I wholeheartedly agree on the need to educate people OF ALL AGES. Those who study the following will have a good start at understanding modern America/
America; its foundation, transformation, and future
America, America, God shed his Grace on thee… There was at time when this rang true and for good reason. Without question, America’s government was founded on Christian principles for the purpose of securing people’s unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and an opportunity for Happiness. America’s motto is “In God We Trust.” Its national hymn is “God of Our Fathers.” Americans pledge allegiance to “one nation, under God”; Moses symbolically presides over Congress from his location across from the Speaker of the House; the Ten Commandments are displayed above the chair of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice and the 97th Congress declared the Bible to be the word of God in Public Law 97-280.
In America’s early days most Americans lived according to the Golden Rule. They understood the importance of James 4:17 saying “he that knoweth to do right and doeth it not to him it is sin” and did what is right They understood the meaning of “it shall come to pass, if thou hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all the commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee above all nations of the earth” (Deut 28) They accepted that “For us a child is born; and the government shall be upon his shoulders, and name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The might God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) They also knew they were to “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God, the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1)
In light of biblical teachings “we the people” set about creating a Republican form of government in which the flow of power was to be from God, through man to our States who created the Constitution which created the three branches of the Federal government as their AGENT and gave it specific and limited powers. All other powers were retained by the States and the people. This was made unquestionably clear by the 9th and 19th Amendments. The principles and procedures cited in our organic Constitution are America’s Supreme Law and according to Art VI of the Constitution elected officials shall be bound by oath of affirmation to support it.
Through ungodly and unconstitutional (illegal) government actions taken and perpetuated by what are clearly criminals within our governing agencies America has been changed from being an independent and sovereign nation having a Republican form of government into a nation-state of a global government. America is now part of the global prison called the New World Order (NWO); “a world that has a supranational authority to regulate world commerce and industry, an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar; a world development fund that would make funds available to ITSi.e., a global prison whose ’warden’ will be an Imperial Oligarchy! Anyone wishing to know more about America’s transformation are urged to view or study some of the following.
America is at a crossroads. Americans are going to accept God’s promise to heal their land as promised in 2 Ch 7:14, turn from their wicked ways, unite through a plan permitting them to enjoy the benefits of unity on actions of mutual interest while retaining their freedom to pursue their special interest or continue down the road leading to the global prison. ITS DECISION TIME!! We must either heed Medori Severi’s advice saying "until we abandon our manifold private agendas and unite, we will merely be hapless observers standing at the bottom of a dark, deep pit, wistfully hoping to save the world, but really doing little more than breaking the fall of compatriots who are pushed in on top of us. Only by uniting in a common effort devoid of subjective paradigms will we be able to mold the human spirit upon which we may ascend to freedom....." or forever forsake the opportunity to again enjoy the Liberty in which we were told to “Stand fast” in Gal. 5:1.
To enjoy the blessings of unity Americans must adopt a plan for a failure to plan is a plan to fail. The PNI’s mission is to provide a comprehensive and viable plan, the tools needed to implement it, and to function as a catalyst in an effort to convince Americans to adopt a common goal and work with one another in pursuing it. PNI has found the plan prepared by the Constitutionalist Networking Center in the early 90s to be the best available and have adopted it. An outline of the plan is at http://thecnc.org/Outline.htm. A summary of it is at http://thecnc.org/Documents/RestoringGovernment.htm. Writings related to it are at http://thecnc.org/CNCArticles.htm, http://thecnc.org/PACCs.htm, http://thecnc.org/OPTs.htm, http://thecnc.org/Pathway.htm, http://thecnc.org/Powers.htm, http://thecnc.org/TeamWork.htm, http://thecnc.org/Pathway.htm, http://thecnc.org/Documents/DeclarationOfDemands.htm, http://thecnc.org/Documents/Veterans.htm, http://thecnc.org/Documents/Employees.htm,
A few facts Americans must accept and base their actions on are:
Knowledge does not equal freedom!
Knowledge minus meaningful action breeds frustration and apathy.
Knowledge is like faith; without works it is dead.
Alternating between the two parties of the two party tyranny and expecting a different result is insane.
Symptoms cannot be solved; only problems. The solution to America’s problem lies in recognizing God is still in control and only by doing business His way can America be made great again.
To Make America Great Again America must control its own destiny. This requires getting the US out of the UN, out from under its enslaving monetary policy that’s in consonance with the 5th plank of the Communist Manifesto and into compliance with the Constitution, and out from under the ungodly and unconstitutionally created debt Americans theoretically owes as a result of present monetary policy. .
The local PNI teams hold the key to America’s future. Following are writings these teams will need. http://www.thecnc.org/Documents/LocalActions.htm, http://www.thecnc.org/Documents/HiNeighbor.htm, http://www.thecnc.org/Documents/TABOptions.htm, http://www.thecnc.org/Documents/Pastors.htm, http://www.thecnc.org/Documents/Questionnaire.htm,
Woodrow Willson was one of the great terrors of our time. I would suggest anyone reading the book, American Oligarchy. It shows that this hydra headed monster known as globalism has developed an immune system so anyone that's normal is rejected VERY quickly.
Roy Moore I find is a good example. A great man, but was utterly trashed and ripped to pieces by the media and BOTH parties simply because he couldn't be corrupted and that's why he was assaulted. Theirs no way in hell Alabama would vote Democrat EVER. Utter corruption.
People appoint family members, spouses, and co-workers from their former employer to get the agenda through, the nepotism is almost as bad as the corruption!
Woodrow Wilson is the father of one world order globalism. He hated being a war time president (WWI) and had that inspiration. His misdirected idea was that if we were all one world instead of separate countries, there would be no wars. I guess he never saw a fight between siblings! The rest is history still in the making.
I often think of actions taken by Woodrow Wilson as guaranteeing a WWII.
Very good post by those who posted. Yes we need to educate, mentor and support a new crop to replace the aging of our now sold out and spineless seeming old guard.