So, we're now on track to run trillion dollar deficits every year as far as the eye can see. We just hit $22 trillion in debt, which is up more than $2 trillion in additional debt since Trump took office only two years ago. We're spending a billion dollars a day on interest alone.
Under these circumstances, any "tax cuts" are illusory. The burden continues to radically rise, not lessen, on current taxpayers, and on our posterity, who haven't given their consent to any of this nonsense.
There's only one way out of this horrible mess, and that's to apply my three-fold criteria for any and all public spending.
1) Is it moral?
2 Is it constitutional?
3) Is it absolutely necessary?
If the answer to any of these questions is "NO," then it's high time we got rid of it.
Then what we have to do is to take the tax and regulatory burdens off of the producers in this country. We can start by completely dismantling the federal income tax, and replacing it with a simple, transparent, efficient retail consumption tax.
It's stupid and counter-productive to tax businesses and productivity. It's the equivalent of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Put the tax burden on consumption, and you will encourage thrift and savings, which are the only things that can provide the seed for even more production of physical wealth and private property.
And last but not least, dismantle the massive regulatory state which is throttling our economy and disadvantaging us in the world market. Most of it is unconstitutional anyhow.
In the clean air of liberty, Americans can and will out-work, and out-think, and out-produce anyone in the world, no problem.
Restore our national moral basis. Restore respect for our Constitution. Restore liberty. The rest will take care of itself.
Today - January 27 - is designated as an annual day of Holocaust remembrance. It's the day in 1945 that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated from the Nazis. There, for five years, as in so many other locations, they committed atrocities on an industrial scale.
Today, in America, a holocaust on an even vaster scale has continued for ten times as long as Auschwitz was operated. For fifty years, tens of millions of innocent, helpless, defenseless little boys and girls have gone to their deaths at the hands of the abortionists, and the pharmacists, and the medical profession, with the permission and the cooperation of their own mothers.
Make no mistake: Abortion is a crime against humanity, just as much as the extermination of Jews and others was a crime against humanity.
The only real difference is that today's fascist criminals are much more efficient, and have exterminated many more victims. And, worst of all, the ones delivering the innocents to their deaths are the ones who should have loved them more than anybody else.
The people of this country are being remorselessly, relentlessly, and very skillfully propagandized against the securing of our sovereign territory from the millions of foreign nationals who are invading it.
They are being convinced to happily accept the demise of our right to govern ourselves in liberty, which will, of course, also strip our earthly posterity of the precious gift of the Blessings of Liberty.
And Trump being the poster boy for border security will likely be one of the worst things that has ever happened to the cause of preserving and defending our sovereignty, security, and borders.
My best guess is that he will ultimately accomplish nothing, and compromise away everything, because he lacks the basic understanding of, and commitment to, the principles that are necessary to actually secure this country.
He's making the job of those who want to destroy this country and its sovereignty and independence much, much easier.
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended." -- Frédéric Bastiat
How our pro-life regulatory laws are helping Janey's baby right now in FL at 25 weeks gestation:
-- "Must be in a hospital." (Her abortionist doesn't care. He has hospital privileges just like any other Ob/Gyn. Janey's father, like most pro-aborts, would prefer to have it done in a safe, clean, professional location anyway. Oh, wait. Florida law just changed again and he can get back to late-term kills in his private office.)
-- "Must have a sono." (I've seen the sono. Janey's seen the sono. Her doctors have seen the sono. In fact, they all know it's a girl. The sono is what will give them the best info. to determine the most effective killing method and to guide the hands and tools of the abortionist.)
-- 24 week limit, unless for "health of the mother." (Easy-peasy. Get the mother to sign off that she'll have mental health problems after the birth or fudge the sono a bit. Exaggerate any medical history the mother has.)
-- "Must be performed by a licensed physician." (Does nothing. The abortionist is a licensed Ob/Gyn. Pro-aborts WANT a trained, licensed killer for their little ones.)
-- "Second physician must participate if baby is at viability." (Does nothing. Janey's daughter's potential abortionist has buddy-abortionists and they do not care about her viability.)
Let's say she was in a state that required:
-- Mandatory counseling about supposed "breast cancer risk." (That comes across to Janey -- a chain smoker -- like it comes across to you when you read on the Tylenol bottle that swallowing a pill for your migraine might cause liver damage.)
-- "Parental Involvement," if she was a minor. ("Parental involvement" is actually the problem here. Her father wants his grand daughter DEAD.)
-- "No dismemberment d&e while the baby's alive." (This is a real law that pro-lifers in Texas tried to pass. Easy work-around: stab the baby in the heart with poison, inducing a heart attack before dismembering.)
-- "No auctioning this baby girl's body parts." (Does nothing to help Janey's daughter from being butchered by two big bullies in the first place.)
-- "Must bury the baby." (Does nothing to prevent her potential dismemberment and murder today.)
-- "Defund Planned Parenthood/no taxpayer money for abortions." (Janey's father is flat-out volunteering to pay in full, and the abortionist is chipping in as well -- offering a steep discount to get his hands on Janey's child. If all else fails, the pro-aborts will just tap into their abortion charities to pay for it.)
Do you see how this game works?
It's similar to laws being passed to regulate rape!...
saying how, when, and where a rapist might commit his evil.
That's why you need to GET BEHIND Abolish Abortion Texas and similar initiatives in other states.
It is our Christian duty to love our tiniest of neighbors as ourselves by supporting efforts to pass laws that will restrain the sin of grandfathers and mothers like Janey and her father today.
November 8, 2015
What exactly is a conservative, in the historical American sense of that word?
A conservative is someone who understands the self-evident truth that our rights come from God, not from any man.
A conservative is someone who understands that, before anything else, legitimate human government exists to equally protect and defend our God-given, unalienable, individual rights, including the rights of those who are as yet unborn.
A conservative is someone who understands the simple difference between right and wrong.
A conservative is someone who understands the fundamental, crucial nature of the God-created, God-defined, God-instituted marital union of one man and one woman, and the natural family and posterity that can only spring from that union.
A conservative is someone who understands that the first part of the laws of nature and nature's God is the right of self-preservation, in other words, the right to possess and use whatever physical means are necessary to defend our lives, our liberty, and our property.
A conservative is someone who understands the absolute necessity of having a government which will defend our national sovereignty, our national borders, and our national security.
A conservative is someone who understands the necessity of preserving our republican form of constitutional self-government.
A conservative is someone who demands that our representatives in government understand and fulfill the sacred oath of office which they are constitutionally required to swear. It's fairly simple really.
But let me leave you with a question: How may of those who are in public office today, or who are running for public office, are actual conservatives?
I would assert that there are few. And until we change that, hope for America ebbs away.
I don't have anything against Matthew Whitaker personally. He has always been very decent to me whenever I've encountered him over the years. He's a nice enough guy. But I have an obligation to inform my friends and readers of my opinion, now that he has taken such a high-level, important position in our government.
The way I see it, Trump did not pick him to be the interim Attorney General of the United States for his great legal mind, or for his vast experience in the highest levels of government. He picked him for his extreme loyalty to Donald Trump. He will follow the president's orders, period.
This is not likely to end well, for Matt Whitaker, or for the country. Maybe I'm wrong, but we shall soon see, I guess.
I sincerely pray that Matt is not in over his head, and that the powers-that-be in DC don't quickly chew him up and spit him out.
“If any should say, it is in vain for them as individuals to be vigilant, zealous and firm in pursuing any measures for the security of our rights, unless all would unite: I would reply:
Ages are composed of seconds, the earth of sands, and the sea of drops, too small to be seen by the naked eye. The smallest particles have their influence.
Such is our state, that each individual has a proportion of influence on some neighbor at least; he, on another, and so on; as in a river, the following drop urges that which is before, and every one through the whole length of the stream has like influence.
We know not, what individuals may do. We are not at liberty to lie dormant until we can, at once, influence the whole. We must begin with the weight we have. Should the little springs neglect to flow till a general agreement should take place, the torrent that now bears down all before it, would never be formed.
These mighty floods have their rise in single drops from the rocks, which, uniting, creep along till they meet with another combination so small that it might be absorbed by the travelers foot. These unite, proceed, enlarge, till mountains tremble at their sound.
Let us receive instruction from the streams, and without discouragement, pursue a laudable plan.”
-- Nathaniel Niles
Abraham Lincoln: If vital questions are settled irrevocably by the Supreme Court, you have resigned your government
“…The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”
-- Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address
"We have seen the tumult of democracy terminate...as [it has] everywhere terminated, in despotism...Democracy! savage and wild. Thou who wouldst bring down the virtuous and wise to thy level of folly and guilt."
-- Gouverneur Morris
"We have no right to do wrong, from any motive whatever. To do evil that good may come is no doctrine of Christ, but of the devil. Fallen nature may maunder in that way, but the grace of God delivers us from such wicked sophistry. . . . Whatever the results may be, we must leave them with God, and do the right at all cost."
-- Charles Spurgeon
"Your Founding Fathers came over with that. They came over with the doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old. They looked after one another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their God. There is no other country in the world which started that way."
-- Margaret Thatcher
"Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But, if men be bad, let the government be ever so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn. I know some say, let us have good laws, and no matter for the men that execute them: but let them consider, that though good laws do well, good men do better: for good laws may want good men, and be abolished or evaded by ill men but good men will never want good laws, nor suffer ill ones."
-- William Penn
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning."
-- Ronald Reagan, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation
“Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years of pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life. If toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother’s health, the doctor will either induce labor or perform a Caesarian section. His intention is to save the life of both the mother and the baby. The baby’s life is never willfully destroyed because the mother’s life is in danger.”
- C. Everett Koop, M.D.
Former U.S. Surgeon-General under Ronald Reagan
By Mal Siret
Doctors' use of Caesarean section to deliver babies has nearly doubled in 15 years to reach "alarming" proportions in some countries, a study says.
Rates surged from about 16 million births (12%) in 2000 to an estimated 29.7 million (21%) in 2015, the report in the medical journal The Lancet said.
The nation with the highest rate for using the surgery to assist childbirth is the Dominican Republic with 58.1%.
Doctors say in many cases the use of the medical procedure is unjustified.
Until recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that Caesarean section - or C-section - rates of more than 15% were excessive.
Read this story at bbc.com...
By Lucas Tomlinson, Travis Fedschun | Fox News
The U.S. military on Thursday grounded its entire fleet of F-35 stealth fighters after one of the jets crashed during a training mission in South Carolina last month, officials said Thursday.
The stand down affects more than 200 jets while an "inspection of a fuel tube" in F-35 engines takes place, according to a Pentagon spokesman.
Read this story at foxnews.com...
by John Nolte
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed a shocking detail the establishment media covered up about James Hodgkinson, the left-winger who attempted a mass murder at a Republican congressional baseball practice: according to Paul, the man who almost killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and wounded four others was shouting, “This is for health care!”
Read this story at breitbart.com...
By Donie O'Sullivan, CNN
New York (CNN)Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history, Facebook said Friday. The attackers accessed even more details on 14 million of those users, including the area where they live, their relationship status, their religion, and part of their search history.
The FBI is "actively investigating" the breach...
Read this story at cnn.com ....
"Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold, and distribute it among his destitute neighbors? Should we beg the Emperor to impose a tax on the rich so great that it reduces them to the level of the poor, and then to share the proceeds of that tax among everyone? Equality imposed by force would achieve nothing, and do much harm. Those who combined both cruel hearts and sharp minds would soon find ways of making themselves rich again. Worse still, the rich - whose gold was taken away - would feel bitter and resentful; while the poor - who received the gold from the hands of soldiers - would feel no gratitude, because no generosity would have prompted the gift. Far from bringing moral benefit to society, it would actually do moral harm. Material justice cannot be accomplished by compulsion, a change of heart will not follow. The only way to achieve true justice is to change people’s hearts first—and then they will joyfully share their wealth."
-- John Chrysostom
"Necessity is the argument of tyrants: it is the creed of slaves."
-- William Pitt
Republicans are ecstatic about Senator Collins' remarks today announcing that she will vote to confirm Kavanaugh. I just watched a portion of that speech and don't share their enthusiasm. Her support for the nominee is based in the outrageous claim made by Kavanaugh in his testimony that he believes the concept of "stare decisis," or strict adherence to judicial precedent, to be rooted in the Constitution and Federalist #78, when nothing could be further from the truth.
In short, the GOP is "winning" another seat on the Supreme Court, by continuing to abjectly surrender our actual American form of constitutional republican self-government. A pyrrhic "victory" if there ever was one.
It's a slow-moving but steady coup d'etat, and the people are, sadly, too ignorant of what our government is supposed to be to see what's right in front of their face.
“You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Jarvis, Sept. 28, 1820)
“…The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” (Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address)
"The great question of our institutions is a moral question. Shall we use our power for self-aggrandizement or for service? It has been lack of moral fibre which has been the downfall of the peoples of the past."
-- Calvin Coolidge, to the Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, January 18, 1921
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