AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM: GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE,FOR THE PEOPLE -- ECONOMIC FREEDOM BASED ON FREE MARKET INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURISM -- WEALTH CREATION AS A SOURCE OF GREAT GOOD FOR THE DISADVANTAGED -- IMMIGRANTS PROVIDING UNPARALELLED ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, RACIAL DIVERSITY -- OUR MILITARY PROVIDING AND PROTECTING WORLDWIDE INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Not to Worry - The Never Trump Media's Hand Wringing Will Run Out of Gas - Real Poliicy Changes That Are Positive For All Americans Will Take Hold
your view on Trump – good , bad, or indifferent, there can be no doubt – he has
injected an unprecedented level of energy into both sides of an already
ideologically divided America. He is not to blame for this division. Trump's
words and tweets are just that - words. We have yet to see the
effect on all Americans of his policies. The outpouring
of doom and gloom predictions will continue but, given how wrong these
predictions have been so far, how can anyone with any common sense not put
their money on Trump. He will continue to tear down the norms of
decency - but only as defined by elitists - making the Trump vs, Media side
show real fun for the rest of us to watch. It is indeed a joy to witness
the Washington, New York and left coast media yo-yos jumping up and down -
grappling with the reality that they are actually not who they have believed
themselves to be – really important and influential people needed to protect an
uninformed, ignorant populace from the lies of nasty politicians like
Trump. These folks never have understood their irrelevance in the minds of
middle Americans so it doesn’t remotely occur to them that the table
turned on November 8, 2016. Americans living in flyover country -- whose
wants and needs have been ignored for so long, are now in charge.
Not to worry little snowflakes – sticks and stones may break your bones -but words will never harm you. We know the coming fight over policy will be really terrifying for you to watch – but, no matter what the outcome of Trump’s actual policies (not his words!!), America will be better for it
Will Start To Lighten
As Democrats Grapple
With Changes in Policy
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Genevieve Wood advances policy priorities of The Heritage Foundation as senior contributor to The Daily Signal. Send an email to Genevieve.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Reality Check: Have we wealthy, educated Americans all become pacifists? Or have we just gotten used to having somebody else defend us?
By Frank Schaeffer of The Washington Post
> > Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry.
> > In 1999, when the barrel-chested Marine recruiter showed up in dress blues and bedazzled my son John, I did not stand in the way. John was headstrong, and he seemed to understand these stern, clean men with straight backs and flawless uniforms. I did not. I live in the Volvo-driving, higher education-worshiping North Shore of Boston. I write novels for a living. I have never served in the military.
> > It had been hard enough sending my two older children off to Georgetown and New York University. John's enlisting was unexpected, so deeply unsettling. I did not relish the prospect of answering the question, "So where is John going to college?" from the parents who were itching to tell me all about how their son or daughter was going to Harvard. At the private high school John attended, no other students were going into the military.
> > "But aren't the Marines terribly Southern?" asked one perplexed mother while standing next to me at the brunch following graduation. "What a waste, he was such a good student," said another parent. One parent (a professor at a nearby and rather famous university) spoke up at a school meeting and suggested that the school should “carefully evaluate what went wrong."
> > When John graduated from three months of boot camp on Parris Island, 3000 parents and friends were on the parade deck stands. We parents and our Marines not only were of many races but also were representative of many economic classes. Many were poor. Some arrived crammed in the backs of pickups, others by bus. John told me that a lot of parents could not afford the trip.
> > We in the audience were white and Native American. We were Hispanic, Arab, and African American, and Asian. We were former Marines wearing the scars of battle, or at least baseball caps emblazoned with battles' names. We were Southern whites from Nashville and skinheads from New Jersey, black kids from Cleveland wearing ghetto rags and white ex-cons with ham-hock forearms defaced by jailhouse tattoos. We would not have been mistaken for the educated and well-heeled parents gathered on the lawns of John’s private school a half-year before.
> > After graduation one new Marine told John, "Before I was a Marine, if I had ever seen you on my block I would've probably killed you just because you were standing there." This was a serious statement from one of John’s good friends, a black ex-gang member from Detroit who, as John said, "would die for me now, just like I'd die for him."
> > My son has connected me to my country in a way that I was too selfish and insular to experience before. I feel closer to the waitress at our local diner than to some of my oldest friends. She has two sons in the Corps. They are facing the same dangers as my boy. When the guy who fixes my car asks me how John is doing, I know he means it. His younger brother is in the Navy.
> > Why were I and the other parents at my son's private school so surprised by his choice? During World War II, the sons and daughters of the most powerful and educated families did their bit. If the idea of the immorality of the Vietnam War was the only reason those lucky enough to go to college dodged the draft, why did we not encourage our children to volunteer for military service once that war was done?
> > Have we wealthy and educated Americans all become pacifists? Is the world a safe place? Or have we just gotten used to having somebody else defend us? What is the future of our democracy when the sons and daughters of the janitors at our elite universities are far more likely to be put in harm’s way than are any of the students whose dorms their parents clean?
> > I feel shame because it took my son's joining the Marine Corps to make me take notice of who is defending me. I feel hope because perhaps my son is part of a future "greatest generation. "As the storm clouds of war gather, at least I know that I can look the men and women in uniform in the eye. My son is one of them. He is the best I have to offer. He is my heart.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Editor Note - I attended the Inauguration - had the pleasure of standing in the crowd - talked to many whom I had never met before and witnessed first hand only lotsa' fun and hope for America . It was truly pure joy to be among ordinary, real live, healthy, pick-up truck drivein', gun and bible totin', sweat shirted, base ball hatted, down to earth middle American folks - most of whom had come to DC in a bus. I saw not a siingle left coast/rightcoast elegantly dressed, quilt vested, velvet collared, Burberry coated black car rider in the crowd. The most common theme: recollection of Obama's proclamation 8 years ago - he "would fundamentally transform America" -- and.after Trump's "America First" speech - it is now our turn to "fundamentally transform America"!!!
"So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:
You will never be ignored again.Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. Together, We will make America strong again.
We will make America wealthy again.
We will make America proud again.
We will make America safe again.
And yes, together, we will make America great again."
As I walked off the Mall literally giddy with joy - I knew that that the likes of George Will and his fellow talking heads, in their arrogant, all knowing (phony!!) wisdom - would most certainly see Trump's proclamation differently. Beauty Truly Is In The Eye of the Beholder.
By Bill Ehrman
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
To be candid, the overkill of published trash on Trump has pushed me to the point where I now concur 100% with the statement underlined in bold.
Kurt Schlicter Townhall.com January 16, 2017
Good riddance. And welcome President Trump. I have a simple two-word request for you:
While the helpless mainstream media frets over its irrelevance, Obama is left urging his minions to throw little tantrums out in the Deep State, trying to do just a little more damage to this country before he is finally exiled to comfortable obscurity. But payback is a Pelosi; soon Trump’s pen and phone are going to be wielded by the guy who Team Integrity has been calling “illegitimate” since the moment Hillary lost and it again became patriotic to question election results. All that last-minute regulatory nonsense is getting overturned. America will be a beacon of freedom to Cubans once again. The Western land thefts will be undone. We’ll drill, baby, drill. It’s going to be awesome, as will the tsunami of liberal tears.
And there’s nothing you haters can do about it. Nothing. You can howl about Russians, conflicts of interest, and innovative sexuality, but the only thing we care about are the four more years of a Clinton White House that we dodged November 8th. Nothing will stick to him, nothing will stop him. There’s your tribute, America’s Elite. There’s your legacy, Mainstream Media. Nothing you say matters anymore. Nothing. We don’t need you. We don’t trust you. And, even if we did, we don’t care about anything you say. You did this to yourselves.
Your hate is Trump’s validation – anyone you detest so much has to be someone we need to support because we know you feel exactly the same way about us. When withered crone Meryl Streep lectured Trump on how he’s terrible and needs to obey her kind, she was really talking to us. “Accept our moral and political leadership,” she demanded, all #caring and kindly. It was her least-convincing performance since she played the pale, mediocre chick in The Deer Hunter. But what we hear when people like her talk at us is another bit from The Deer Hunter, with liberals figuratively handing us a revolver and shouting “Di di mau!”
Nope, we have chosen not to go first in your proposed suicide pact. So what ya got now? Boycotts? Hashtags like #TheResistence? Losing yourself in a gay Muslim immigrant furry romance?
Sure, we have some problems on our own side. Now far from having to run for reelection, John McCain is mavericking again and Lindsey Graham is back to his usual tricks. Naturally, Marco Rubio is demonstrating the same keen political savvy that made him a superstar on the campaign trail. Yeah, side with the Democrats against Rex Tillerson like you did on illegal alien hugging – this time Schumer will totally have your back. Chucky promises.
Beating the Democrats is important – and fun – but Trump’s most important job will be keeping the Stupid Party from Obamaing itself into electoral irrelevance. It’s already trying. It can’t help itself. Trump had to save the GOP House from shooting both its own feet with its attempt at substantively correct but politically tone-deaf ethics reform. Trump’s already made clear that the hemming and hawing about repealing and replacing the Obamination that is Obamacare needs to end – we’re killing it, and right freaking now. We’ll soon see the squishes floating air biscuits on “compromise immigration reform,” but Trump knows what his voters want, and it sure as hell is not amnesty under some other name. The wall will be built, and I bet it gets paid for by taxing the remittances back home from the people who shouldn’t be here in the first place.
Trump will nuke them if (when) the GOP nincompoops in the Congress try to shaft GOP voters to make their tax reform dreams come true by eliminating the home mortgage, state tax, and charitable deductions. These deductions, of course, benefit mostly normals, people who work and save and give to charity. You know, people like us. So why again are we picking on them?
Hey dummies, the idea is not to screw over the people who voted in the GOP Congress. You need to protect us. Tax policy is not some theoretical exercise in good government; it is an expressly political act with winners and losers, and when the GOP does tax policy it needs to ensure that GOP voters are the winners. Screw over the jerks who didn’t vote for Republicans. Is that so hard? How about a Hollywood tax or a Silicon Valley tax? They hate us – tax them, not your friends. Facebook disrespects and discriminates against conservatives – perhaps it should take the hit instead of our own voters. You can save lots of cash by cutting the free money giveaways to the lazy deadbeats who supply so many Democrat votes. Make the freeloaders pay.