Thursday, May 09, 2019

 

Our turmoil has a basis in collectivity


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To me, the unimaginable has been taking place for over two generations of Americans.

Witness:

 1. The dumbed down, brain-washed, and biased products of our progressive and liberal school systems throughout the nation, decade by decade!

2. The unprecedented rise of socialistic thought at every turn including many of our Congressmen who should know that socialism inevitably leads to communism, and then totalitarianism, and ultimately failure, with massive loss of life in the long process. A government with elite intellectuals and communist credentials in all positions of power, together with the military in support, would indeed lord it over we peons. A centrally planned economy will inevitably fail to serve its citizens properly, but it will serve the master class superlatively just as it did in the USSR.

3. Our nation has been kept in a continual state of conflict, with the Left attacking virtually all facets of our government, our governing philosophy, our freedoms, our religious preferences, especially for Christianity, and the men and women that support our American way of life.  The Constitution is under direct attack daily, piece by piece.

4. This is not what I want my children and grandchildren to inherit. The next two elections will determine our fate, whether we will be forever free, or a member of the slavish class of underlings of a dictatorial and evil  government.

5. These truly evil operators have several identifiable traits:

         a. Anti-American critiques

         b. Anti-Christian efforts

         c. Well known techniques for converting a nation to their liking, such      as:

                   1) Cloward-Piven methodology

                   2) Saul Alinsky schemes

                   3) Progressivism ideology

                   4) Socialistic thought

                   5) Communist objectives

            6) Gramsci plans and steps

Over a number of years, Cloward-Piven, Alinsky, and Gramsci developed the Rules for Radicals designed to turn any state into a collective:

(From Wikipedia)

1.    Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people.

2.    Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3.    Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4.    Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state

5.    Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives. (Food, Housing, and Income)

6.    Education – Take control of what people read and listen to; take control of what children learn in school.

7.    Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8.    Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

(It would be beneficial if all true Americans looked up these collective and atheistic ideologies, and then identify such actions taking place in our nation.)

6. In the 2016 election, had Hillary Clinton won, the nation would be well on its way to some form of collectivity, and eventually a totalitarian dictatorship.  The Deep State has shown its colors ever since, including the media. We were extremely lucky to have Trump as President, and to have him poised to dismantle the conspiracy,






Saturday, April 27, 2019

 

An American Culture?




Multiple Cultures and Factions Prevail.

Our culture is sliced up into many pieces or factions; so much so that the common elements are very few. Consider the following slices and dices among many:

Rich Man/ Poor Man

Democrat/Republican

Democrat/Conservative

Democrat/Progressive

Liberal/Conservative

Liberal/Progressive

Republican/Conservative

Republican/Progressive


Democratic/Libertarian

Republican/Libertarian

Radical Right/Radical Left

Educated/Uneducated

White collar/Blue Collar

Religion I/Religion II/Etc.

Religious/Non-Religious

Christian/Atheist

Christian/Non-Christian

Truth Teller/Habitual Liar

Patriot/Non-Patriot

Elite/Non-Elite

Givers/Takers

Ethical/Unethical

Moral/Immoral

Cultural Snob/Cultural Boor

Pro-America/Anti-America

Intelligent/Unintelligent

Strong/Weak

Military Experience/No Military Experience

Pride in Birth Area 1/Pride in Area 2,3...n

Ordinary Citizen/ Elite Citizen

Ordinary Citizen/Politician

Ordinary Citizen/Congressman

Ordinary Citizen/ Entrepreneur 

Leader/Follower

Statist/Federalist

Federated Republican/Collectivist, or Humanist, or Socialist or Communist (who adopted the term "Progressive" to disguise their affiliation, which is becoming more and more obvious every day!)

Management/Workers

Business Man/Others

Citizen Today/Citizen Past/Citizen Tomorrow

Lawyer/Citizen

Fluent in English/Not Fluent in English

Born American/Immigrant/Illegal Immigrant

Upstanding Citizen/Criminal

And all shades in between, with many gradations and combinations!


It is little wonder that we continuously have serious conflicts, clashes in beliefs, and ultimately nasty invective between opposing views, particularly when beliefs run so strongly, often challenging deeply held religious, emotional, inherited or reasoned beliefs! Many times the opposition uses unfair tactics to shut the citizen up and denigrate him, hoping to send him away.

We are a multicultural hodge-podge living our separate very uniquely human lives, and many, many different lifestyles, but held together socially by at least eight or so very strong beliefs and common goals:

The value of strength in numbers;

the rule of law;

the joys of our freedoms;

The economic system;

the best place to raise our children;

the opportunities for betterment,

a compelling work ethic, and in,

the love of this country. (There are more reasons, of course…)

All of our diverse cultural components contribute to a peculiar synthesis one might call an “American Culture,” but if examined closely, it quickly dissolves into some or even all of its constituent or factional parts, and even harkens back to quite different historical origins and allegiances. I suppose that if there must be such factions, it is a real blessing to have so many factions that their opinions and strengths tend to cancel each other out!

How many discussions or arguments between two people have been completely biased by their opposing factional belief systems, preventing any mutual understandings? For that matter, do we know all of the factions and ideologies our adversaries hold close? Most likely not!

The remarkable thing is that this federated, democratic, republican form of national government, with its written Constitution as the Law of the Land, has successfully held together for nearly 240 years, despite many sweeping ideological differences along the way. The differences have persisted to this day and have again become a serious divisive force in the nation.

It is time for those who believe in America, its Constitution, its common laws and its founding principles to stand up and fight for them!













Saturday, March 09, 2019

 

My Creed:



                                                               March 9, 2019

A Short List of What I Believe In:

God the Trinity

Man's Fallen Nature

Salvation through Jesus Christ

Moral Absolutes

Natural Law

Right Reason; Truth; Facts; and Objectivity

The Constitution, Read Plainly and in Conformance to Natural Law

The Rule of Law

Freedom and Liberty for All

Specifically, Freedom of Speech, Religion, Association, and Movement

The Right to Property

Family Responsibility

Strong Defense of the Nation

Limited Government

Equal Justice Under the Law

Trial by Jury

Capitalism and Fair Markets

Freedom of Enterprise

Equal Opportunity for All

Fiscal and Social Conservatism

International Cooperation, Mutual Defense, and Trade

Aid to Those in Need: Especially Veterans; the Disabled; Old; and Ill




Wednesday, February 20, 2019

 

Some Thoughts on Immigration and Border Control




1. Some immigration is a good thing, such as by highly skilled people that we need, allowing migrant workers to help with harvests, allowing students to study in our schools and universities, diplomatic needs, cultural group tours, international corporation needs, technician support for foreign products, tourism, and so on.

2. There are two basic kinds of legal immigration: permanent and temporary, and then there is the illegal kind. Legal immigration is controlled by issuing visas that spell out the conditions of entry and exit,

3. There are two kinds of illegal entry: sneaking over the border, and overstaying a legal visa that has an entry and leaving time specified.

4. Illegal entry is the biggest problem. Control of the border to prevent illegal entry is necessary, using border agents, sensors, boats, aircraft, cars and trucks, walls and strong surveillance at major entry points---whatever is needed. An estimate of our illegal population is around 20 million people.

5. A major issue that must be solved is how many legal visas we should issue yearly? This includes the number of  illegal immigrants granted a stay of departure at a court hearing to determine whether they can remain or not, and under what conditions.

6. A second major issue is how many foreign citizens we should allow to become naturalized citizens per year, and what qualifications they must have. Of all the qualifications, assimilation and learning English are vital.

7. How we apportion the number of visas between nations is a contentious issue, as is how we apportion visas among skill types regardless of nation.

8. Virtually no tracking of aliens with temporary visas or with a court date for illegals is a very serious shortfall, and it must be corrected.

9. The most vexing problem of all is what to do about the 20 million illegals currently living and working in the nation? Amnesty and eventual citizenship is one idea, and  at the other pole of thought is taking, say, a ten-year period to ship all illegals we can find back to their home country.

There are significant problems with these ideas, not the least of which is that either idea, if attempted, has a massive cost to our taxpayers, and also our industries. This assumes that the current cost of the existing illegals to the taxpayer outweighs by far their contribution to the tax base, primarily because the majority of illegals pay little or no taxes since they earn so little, and they take full advantage of our schools and hospitals for years.

The cost of finding, feeding, and supporting 20 million illegal aliens while they are being processed and eventually transported to their country of origin is massive as well, and the idea presents numerous serious legal and humanitarian problems.

10. Two other vexing problems are the Anchor Baby, where those born in the US by illegal aliens are automatically US citizens, then Chain Migration allows them to pull their relatives into the US legally, an act that can be used by naturalized citizens as well.

11. Illegal entry by gangsters such as MS-13 members is yet another problem, and it is worse than most people realize. Over 400,000 criminal illegals were caught and sent back across the border in 2018. We are not sure how many made it into the US and are living somewhere and practicing their criminal acts. This is tantamount to an invasion!

12. President Trump has vowed to build a wall of sufficient length and height to act as a barrier to large scale group entry of illegals, which would make patrolling the border much more efficient, and make surveillance systems more effective as well. Parallel efforts to increase the number of Immigration Judges, and Border Patrol Officers are included.

13. My own view concerning the existing illegals is to set up the means to determine which illegal aliens are law-abiding, productive, and assimilating well over a defined period of time and give them a route to citizenship, while those who do not meet these and other requirements should be considered for immediate deportation.

14. Pleading their case for asylum based on hearsay evidence should result in denial of entry. There must be concrete rules developed for allowing entry of asylum seekers. It is obvious that we cannot accept all asylum seekers in the world.



  


Monday, November 26, 2018

 

A Brief Look Back to a Few Fundamentals


  Where do we go from here?

 We are born and raised. How we are raised, that is the nurture following nature, has a great influence on our mental, physical, and spiritual growth.

In our society, we grow up surrounded with existing ideologies that until some time in our teens or even later we begin to think for ourselves and to evaluate just what ideology suits us.  Our first ideology is quite likely to lean towards idealistic tenets, such as free college, free health, and well-paying jobs for everyone.

Despite being brought up in a Christian environment, we toy with the rejection of religion and God, and then turn our attention to governance, again toying with the idea of rejection of our Republic in favor of some form of collectivism, assuming that we would be one of the chosen few to lead, as we think of ourselves as quite worthy of being  elite.

Our envy of the rich is a great motivator to figure out how we can do the same thing in life, and when we find it isn't going to happen for us, we tend to stew upon the fate that seems to be imposed on us to be rather ordinary, and then to find a niche in life that may or may not allow us to be comfortable and secure. We may never lose that envy of the rich.

There are two basic ways to attain that position of wealth if you don't inherit it: 1) to earn it by being talented, skilled, lucky and dedicated to making money; and 2) to support requiring the government to give it you, or at least some fair portion of the wealth of the nation to you. Of course there is a 3rd way, to gain wealth, by becoming a crook, and we do have our share of them at all levels of society.

At some point we get married and begin to raise a family, which is a monumental change in perspective for most of us. We are obliged to earn a living to support the family, unless we are so narcissistic that our own way of life must prevail, whatever it is, or we just happen to be on a bountiful track such as major sportsmen can have while they still perform well.

Later on we begin to reflect on what we have observed in our lifetime. Many of us embrace the ideals of the nation: freedom; liberty; free speech; freedom of religion; freedom to assemble; freedom to do business and contract; the rule of law; and a fuller appreciation of our Constitution and its unique checks and balances that forestall tyranny.

Many others see the Constitution as a straight jacket that prevents them from attaining their version of a world view, and they work very hard to force their ideas of change onto the nation. More often than not, they realize that their changes would never be accepted through the Constitutional process for change, because most of the population opposes the change, so they try to subvert the Constitution by way of fiats from like-thinking judges, presidents, governors, or mayors, or even within the private sector of powerful corporations.

On the edges of our society lurk others who would like to effect very radical changes; those who are from either the far left or the far right. Many of the leftist changes from the past have been realized (as well as some rightist changes), which has resulted in a large set of Entitlements to be enacted amounting to nearly 70% of the tax revenue per year.

Out of the remaining 30% comes the operations of the government, defense spending, health spending, environmental spending, and so on. That such a division of revenue seems to be inviolate, causes the government to go into debt when such events as war or the real threat of war breaks out, or natural catastrophes occur costing billions and billions of dollars. Some portion of these debts are due to waste, mismanagement, fraud, or really bad decision-making at high levels of the government.

The fact is we are 20+ Trillion dollars in debt and it is growing daily from our spending decisions. This is unsustainable, and a day of reckoning will come, if not in our time, in the time of our children's future. Not everyone concerns themselves with that far into the future, nor do they feel terribly obligated to find ways to mitigate the oncoming disaster. It is business as usual, nott frugality.

Through the years we have been cursed with racism, and the suppression of people of color. That has diminished over time, and it will continue to do so. The government has legislated against prejudicial decisions in common life, However, it must be said that many people have a hidden social prejudice against people of color that will take many years to erase.

Today we are faced with a schism between those who believe in God as the arbiter of all things, and those who believe that man is the measure of all things. This schism has the potential to rent our nation apart. This time it isn't geographical aspects that divides us, but rather it is between one man and his neighbor all across the nation, almost 50-50, one side favoring free-wheeling spending to solve all the problems of society right now (and there are problems to be addressed!), and the other side favoring frugality and prudence to solve problems at a much more measured pace.

It must be brought out that there are some problems that seem to have no acceptable solutions. Abortion is one of them, as are all of the LGBTQ matters that cause a furor, and so is the latent danger of Islam subverting our nation. Envy of the rich and powerful exists, and there is no rational or acceptable solution to that envy in sight, except to adopt the Christian view against coveting. Seemingly, we will be forever in conflicts large and small. (War or conflict seems to be the natural state of mankind. I forget who said this.)

We each thread our own way through these matters, and most of us want a measure of stability in the nation. We want to pass on to our children a vibrant and healthy society, not a society torn by conflicts of many dimensions.

Allegiance to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Common Law appears to be the one sure set of stabilizers we have, each of which can be modified, yes with difficulty, as the majority of our people must accept the ideas behind the changes.











  







 


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

My Basic Philosophy














God the Trinity
Country
Family



Old & New Testament
Freedom & Liberty
Wife and Children
Agape
Ten Commandments
Constitution
Bill of Rights
Kinships  
Friendships
Prayer, Worship, Ethics
Patriotism
Responsibilities
Confession of Sins
Duty
Earn, Food, Shelter
Salvation by Jesus
Conservatism
Clothing, Education
Natural Law,
Rights, & Duties
Subsidiarity of
Governance
Security  
Defense
Body, Mind, and Soul
Common Law
Christian Morality
Christian Morality
Defense
Philosophy
Religious
History
Free Market
Capitalism
Observe
the Law
Walking With God
History
Unity of Virtues
Unity of Virtues
Psychology
Psychology                            
Philosophy
Sovereignty
Conservatism
Creation
Sociology
Duty to Country
Psychology
Service

Ethics, Morality
Service
Family History
Service
Prudence
Fortitude
Temperance
Justice

Faith
Love
Hope
Charity








































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