January 19th, 2017
Twas the Night Before Inauguration!
Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower,
The Donald reflected on his newfound power.
The conservative masses had come out in force,
And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.
The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,
The media lied to them . . . What a surprise.
They had been promised a Hillary win,
But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin.
And though from all corners celebrities flew,
They made no impression, for they hadn't a clue.
They talked about climate, racism, and such,
And they made up good stories . . . But didn't know much.
The fake news and ignorance came at a cost,
And they can't understand all the reasons they lost.
They blame it on Comey and Bernie and Vlad,
But fail to acknowledge the one that was bad.
Yes, Hillary Clinton, in many ways flawed,
Was her own biggest hurdle toward getting the nod.
The campaign exposed her corruptness and greed,
And her speeches were punch-less as ten dollar weed.
So out in the streets there arose such a clatter,
It was Soros-paid protestors and Black Lives Matter.
With cities to pillage and windows to smash,
They knew not the issues, but needed the cash.
Eight years of Obama had given them cause,
To expect a replacement of their Santa Claus.
But soon the protestors will feel the pain,
When the wheels fall off of the old gravy train.
And now all the snowflakes are riddled with fear,
Upset and offended by things that they'll hear.
The cocoa and crayons will help for a while,
But fact-based opinions will soon cramp their style.
I originally supported, and voted, for Cruz,
In the end, I would vote for whoever they choose.
He wasn't my first choice, but soon I would cede,
The one they call Trump is the one that we need.
I saw him on TV in front of a crowd,
He spoke about veterans, it made me feel proud.
He spoke about energy, safety, and jobs,
Taking this country back from the Washington snobs.
He was dressed in Armani, all tailored and neat,
And the Brunos he wore made the outfit complete.
For a man of his vintage, he seemed rather fit,
And he looked presidential, I have to admit.
His eyes glowed like embers, his smile was the best,
And his hair was the color of my old hunting vest.
His love for this country was on full display,
And his actions spoke louder than his words could say.
He thanked all his voters, and before he was gone,
Saved thousands of jobs while Obama looked on.
The fate of this country left nothing to chance,
So, he filled out his cabinet weeks in advance.
The men he had chosen were of the same mind,
Let's set the bar high, and not lead from behind.
He picked up his phone as he rose from his seat,
With a flick of his finger, he sent out this tweet;
"Now Mattis! Now Kelly! now Sessions! And Pruitt!
On Perry! On Flynn, you're the ones who can do it.
Start lifting restrictions and building the wall,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"
The roar of his audience rose from the stands,
He kissed all their babies and shook all their hands.
He answered their questions and calmed all their fears,
They knew it would be a fantastic four years.
Then he jumped in his limo, and off to his jet,
A fellow that Liberals won't soon forget.
He sent one more tweet as the evening expired;
"Happy Inauguration to all,
AND OBAMA - YOU'RE FIRED!"
Full Transcript of President Trump's Acceptance Speech:
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.
We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.
Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another -- but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished -- but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered -- but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes -- starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
This is your day. This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation -- and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
For many decades, we've enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;
Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;
We've defended other nation's borders while refusing to defend our own;
And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
We've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.
The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.
But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.
From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
From this moment on, it's going to be America First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.
We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
I will fight for you with every breath in my body -- and I will never, ever let you down.
America will start winning again, winning like never before.
We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.
We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of welfare and back to work -- rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.
We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world -- but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones -- and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
The Bible tells us, "how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity."
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear -- we are protected, and we will always be protected.
We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.
In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action -- constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.
It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
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. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.
Note that he said "I" only three times:
"The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans."
"I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down."
"We" 45 times, and "you" 24 times.
What a blessed change that is!
Some of you are apparently "triggered"
because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.
How did this happen you ask?
You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.
You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.
You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
You created "us" when you attacked our flag.
You created "us" when you took God out of our schools.
You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.
You created "us" when you decided it was legal to kill full term babies moments before birth and call it women's rights. (and forced the tax payers to pay for it)
You created "us" when you began to emasculate men.
You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.
You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.
You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.
You created "us" the silent majority.
You created "us" when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.
You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat during our National Anthem.
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
With ballots, not riots.
With ballots, not looting.
With ballots, not blocking traffic.
With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of "us."
"YOU" created "US".
It really is just that simple.
One Irishman's Opinion
Ironic that an Irish journalist has a better read on what happened in the recent US election than any of the resident media. Well worth the time.
An Irish Reflection on the 2016 Election in the Colonies
Ian O'Doherty is a columnist who works for the Irish Independent. His "iSpy" column is published Monday-Thursday. On Fridays O'Doherty publishes a rather more serious column containing his opinion on a chosen subject in "The World According to Ian O'Doherty." He was formerly with the Evening Herald.
Tuesday November 8, 2016 -- a day that will live in infamy, or the moment when America was made great again?
The truth, as ever, will lie somewhere in the middle. After all, contrary to what both his supporters and detractors believe -- and this is probably the only thing they agree on -- Trump won't be able to come into office and spend his first 100 days gleefully ripping up all the bits of the Constitution he doesn't like.
But even if this week's seismic shockwave doesn't signal either the sky falling in or the start of a bright new American era, the result was, to use one of The Donald's favourite phrases, huge. It is, in fact, a total game changer.
In decades to come, historians will still bicker about the most poisonous, toxic and stupid election in living memory.
They will also be bickering over the same vexed question: how did a man who was already unpopular with the public and who boasted precisely zero political experience beat a seasoned Washington insider who was married to one extremely popular president and who had worked closely with another?
The answer, ultimately, is in the question.
History will record this as a Trump victory, which of course it is. But it was also more than that, because this was the most stunning self-inflicted defeat in the history of Western democracy.
Hillary Clinton has damned her party to irrelevance for at least the next four years. She has also ensured that Obama's legacy will now be a footnote rather than a chapter. Because the Affordable Care Act is now doomed under a Trump presidency and that was always meant to be his gift, of sorts, to America.
How did a candidate who had virtually all of the media, all of Hollywood, every celebrity you could think of, a couple of former presidents and apparently, the hopes of an entire gender resting on her shoulders, blow up her own campaign?
I rather suspect that neither Donald nor Hillary know how they got to this point.
Where she seemed to expect the position to become available to her by right -- the phrase "she deserves it" was used early in the campaign and then quickly dropped when her team remembered that Americans don't like inherited power -- his first steps into the campaign were those of someone chancing their arm. If he wasn't such a staunch teetotaller, many observers would have accused him of only doing it as a drunken bet.
But the more the campaign wore on, something truly astonishing began to happen: the people began to speak. And they began to speak in a voice which, for the first time in years in the American heartland, would not be ignored.
Few of the people who voted for Trump seriously believe that he is going to personally improve their fortunes. Contrary to the smug, middle-class media narrative, they aren't all barely educated idiots.
They know what he is, of course they do. It's what he is not that appeals to them.
Clinton, on the other hand, had come to represent the apex of smug privilege. Whether it was boasting about her desire to shut down the remaining coal industry in Virginia -- that worked out well for her, in the end -- or calling half the electorate a "basket of deplorables," she seemed to operate in the perfumed air of the elite, more obsessed with coddling idiots and pandering to identity and feelings than improving the hardscrabble life that is the lot of millions of Americans.
Also, nobody who voted for Trump did so because they wanted him as a spiritual guru or life coach.
But plenty of people invested an irrational amount of emotional energy into a woman who was patently undeserving of that level of adoration.
That's why we've witnessed such fury from her supporters -- they had wrapped themselves so tightly in the Hillary flag that a rejection of her felt like a rejection of them. And when you consider that many American colleges gave their students Wednesday off class because they were too "upset" to study, you can see that this wasn't a battle for the White House -- this became a genuine battle for America's future direction. And, indeed, for the West. (Emphasis mine)
We have been going through a cultural paroxysm for the last 10 years -- the rise of identity politics has created a Balkanised society where the content of someone's mind is less important than their skin colour, gender, sexuality or whatever other attention-seeking label they wish to bestow upon themselves.
In fact, where once it looked like racism and sexism might be becoming archaic remnants of a darker time, a whole new generation has popped up which wants to re-litigate all those arguments all over again.
In fact, while many of us are too young to recall the Vietnam War and the social upheaval of the 1960s, plenty of observers who were say they haven't seen an America more at war with itself than it is today.
One perfect example of this New America has been the renewed calls for segregation on campuses. Even a few years ago, such a move would have been greeted with understandable horror by civil rights activists -- but this time it's the black students demanding segregation and "safe spaces" from whites. If young people calling for racial segregation from each other isn't the sign of a very, very sick society, nothing is.
The irony of Clinton calling Trump and his followers racist while she was courting Black Lives Matter was telling.
After all, no rational white person would defend the KKK, yet here was a white women defending both BLM and the New Black Panthers -- explicitly racist organisations with the NBP, in particularly, openly espousing a race war if they don't get what they want.
Fundamentally, Trump was attractive because he represents a repudiation of the nonsense that has been slowly strangling the West.
He represents -- rightly or wrongly, and the dust has still to settle -- a scorn and contempt for these new rules. He won't be a president worried about microaggressions, or listening to the views of patently insane people just because they come from a fashionably protected group.
He also represents a glorious two fingers to everyone who has become sick of being called a racist or a bigot or a homophobe -- particularly by Hillary supporters who are too dense to realise that she has always actually been more conservative on social issues than Trump.
That it might take a madman to restore some sanity to America is, I suppose, a quirk that is typical to that great nation -- land of the free and home to more contradictions than anyone can imagine.
Trump's victory also signals just how out of step the media has been with the people. Not just American media, either.
In fact, the Irish media has continued its desperate drive to make a show of itself with a seemingly endless parade of emotionally incontinent gibberish that, ironically, has increased in ferocity and hysterical spite in the last few days.
The fact that Hillary's main cheerleaders in the Irish and UK media still haven't realised where they went wrong is instructive and amusing in equal measure. They still don't seem to understand that by constantly insulting his supporters, they're just making asses of themselves.
One female contributor to this newspaper said Trump's victory was a "sad day for women." Well, not for the women who voted for him, it wasn't.
But that really is the nub of the matter -- the "wrong" kind of women obviously voted for Trump. The “right” kind went with Hillary. And lost.
The Irish media is not alone in being filled largely with dinner-party liberals who have never had an original or socially awkward thought in their lives. They simply assume that everyone lives in the same bubble and thinks the same thoughts -- and if they don't, they should.
Of the many things that have changed with Trump's victory, the bubble has burst. Never in American history have the polls, the media and the chin-stroking moral arbiters of the liberal agenda been so spectacularly, wonderfully wrong.
It was exactly that condescending, obnoxious sneer towards the working class that brought them out in such numbers, and that is the great irony of Election 16 -- the Left spent years creating identity politics to the extent that the only group left without protection or a celebrity sponsor was the white American male.
That it was the white American male who swung it for Trump is a timely reminder that while black lives matter, all votes count -- even the ones of people you despise.
You don't have to be a supporter of Trump to take great delight in the sheer, apoplectic rage that has greeted his victory.
If Clinton had won and Trump supporters had gone on a rampage through a dozen American cities the next night, there would have been outrage -- and rightly so.
But in a morally and linguistically inverted society, the wrong-doers are portrayed as the victims. We saw that at numerous Trump rallies: protesters would disrupt the event, claiming their right to free speech (a heckler's veto is not free speech) and provoking people until they got a dig before running to the media and claiming victimhood.
But, ultimately, this election was about people saying enough with the BS. This is a country in crisis, and most Americans don't care about transgender bathrooms, or safe spaces, or government speech laws. This was about people taking some control back for themselves.
It was about them saying that they won't be hectored and bullied by the toddler tantrums thrown by pissy and spoiled millennials, and they certainly won't put up with being told they're stupid and wicked just because they have a difference of opinion.
But, really, this election is about hope for a better America; an America which isn't obsessed with identity and perceived “privilege;” an America where being a victim isn't a virtue and where you don't have to apologise for not being up to date with the latest list of socially acceptable phrases.
Trump's victory was a two fingers to the politically correct.
It was a brutal rejection of the nonsense narrative which says Muslims who kill Americans are somehow victims. It took the ludicrous Green agenda and threw it out. It was a return, on some level, to a time when people weren't afraid to speak their own mind without some self-elected language cop shouting at you. Who knows, we may even see Trump kicking the UN out of New York.
Frankly, if you're one of those who gets their politics from Jon Stewart and Twitter, look away for the next four years, because you're not going to like what you see. The rest of us, however, will be delighted.
This might go terribly, terribly wrong. Nobody knows -- and if we have learned anything this week, it's that nobody knows nuthin'.
But just as the people of the UK took control back with Brexit, the people of America did likewise with their choice for president.
In May of 1919 at Dusseldorf, Germany,
the Allied Forces obtained a copy of the Communist Rules for Revolution. Fifty years later the Reds are still following these rules.
A. Corrupt the young, get them away from religion, get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness.
B. Get control of all means of publicity thereby:
1. Get the people's minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities.
2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
3.Destroy the people's faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy.
[obloquy=the condition of one that is discredited; bad repute]
4. Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
5. By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6. Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries; encourage civil disorders and foster lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward such disorders.
7. By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, confidence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view toward confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.
Compare with Saul Alinksky's Rules for Radicals--
Saul Alinsky died about 44 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today...
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals
Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the U.S. ?
All eight rules are currently in play.
How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.
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.
Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States ?
Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule.
Stalin described his converts as "Useful Idiots."
The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.
If people can read this and still say everything is just fine... they are the "useful idiots."
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
What the Left thinks: Just what is a "Progressive?"
Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College nails it
in this excerpt from the Dec 2014 issue of Imprimus:
The left and some on the right, in both political parties in America, have styled themselves "progressive" for more than 100 years. Progress to them is a
process of history. In that process, people and peoples are transformed and can be elevated. Time and circumstance define the being of man and of everything else.
This process of social evolution makes our grandest universal statements in any time not really universal, but merely products of their own time. When the Declaration
of Independence says, "all men are created equal," it understands itself to be asserting an abiding and universal fact. When it appeals to the "Laws of Nature and
of Nature's God," it refers to laws above the authority of man and continuing without fail through all time and everywhere. Progressives understand such laws as only
time-bound assertions, the product of prevailing circumstances. Early Progressives were fond of saying that those universal assertions were good things for their time,
and history was made better for them, even though they were wrong at the time in their claims of being universal. They can have permanence, by this way of thinking,
only if they can assume new meanings as new circumstances arise.
For Progressives, we discover the real truth about these matters by a certain kind of scientific inquiry, an inquiry into history. And once we begin that inquiry,
it becomes sovereign. If everything is to change, and we are simply creatures of that change, we can win our freedom by taking control of the process of change.
Guided by highly-trained people, scientists and social scientists, we can direct the society to become a new society, its people a new people. The work of these
scientific people is very important, perhaps even sovereign. They have a standing independent of the will of the governed, previously thought self-governing by
nature. These scientists are the makers of the future, and in making the future the people are the subject of their experiments.
Since the wave election last month, we have been treated to videos of Professor John Gruber, an MIT social scientist. He has been dining out since 2010 on his
experience as one of the "architects of Obamacare." He was paid, at last count, $400,000 by the federal government, and something over $1.5 million by several
state governments in aggregate to practice his architecture. Now he is on video telling the story. The architects of Obamacare figured out that if they described
the health care law as it was, the American people would not go for it. They are "stupid," in Professor Gruber's estimation. They are stupid at least in this respect:
If the complex bill could be called something other than it was, then the bill could pass and people could be introduced to its wonders. They would be able to enjoy
those wonders only through experience, as they lacked the intelligence to figure it out in advance.
Dr. Gruber apologized when the initial video appeared, but since then several other videos have surfaced that show him saying the same thing on other occasions.
This means that conversations like the ones he describes were going on among many people, apparently one of them in the White House with President Obama, at the
time of the bill's passage. And the videos of his speeches mean that there are many people, generally highly educated people, who enjoy stories like this, pay Mr.
Gruber when he tells them, and respect him for his achievement. To these people, the passage of Obamacare is apparently a delightful episode in American history.
Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College
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Delegates Explained (2016):
From the pooled caucuses on Feb 20th, 254 Delegates have been elected to attend the 5th District Caucus April 2nd and the KCGOP Convention April 16th. On April 2nd,
41 Delegates were elected to attend the State Convention. The 41 from the 5th LD are part of 1500 who attend the state convention in Pasco.
There are 346 Delegates from all LDs in King County going to State, plus a few automatic ones, like the KC Chair, State Committeeman, State Committeewomen, etc.,
making a total of 354.
What should be simple, gets complicated: At the State Convention, 44 Delegates will be elected to go to the national RNC Convention in Cleveland:
30 of these are CONGRESSIONAL delegates. -- three from each of 10 CDs. Washington's CD Delegates will be allocated proportionally; a candidate must win at least 20
percent of the primary vote within a district in order to be eligible to receive any of that district's delegates. If a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the
district vote, he or she will receive all of that district's delegates. If only one candidates breaks the 20 percent threshold, that candidate will receive all of
the district's delegates. If two candidates each win more than 20 percent of the district vote, the first place finisher will receive two of the district's delegates,
and the second place finisher will receive one. If three candidates each receive more than 20 percent of the district vote, each candidate will receive one of the
district's delegates. If four candidates each win more than 20 percent of the district vote, the top three finishers will each receive one delegate.
11 are at-large delegates -- Washington's at-large delegates will be allocated on a proportional basis; a candidate must win at least 20 percent of the statewide
primary vote in order to be eligible to receive any of the state's at-large delegates.
Three super-delegates In addition, three national party leaders will serve as bound delegates to the Republican National Convention. These are the WSRP Chair,
Susan Hutchinson, and the State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. These RNC delegates will be required to pledge their support to the winner of the state's
primary. This is on the first ballot only. After that, anything's possible.
Speech delivered by Franklin Graham at the Jacksonville Pastors' Conference in January of 2015 (written by someone else, allegedly by a USMC vet but delivered
The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012) in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian
males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the
"forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. The Cocker Spaniel is off the
front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster,
David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.
Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy" tribute that
elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!) People like me are completely
politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and
our traditions without a shot being fired.
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed
them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered
away due to "white guilt" and political correctness... An American Veteran... Semper-Fi
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THE TRUE STORY OF RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night.
His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob's wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.
Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad's eyes and asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's
Mommy?" Bob's jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of grief, but also of anger. It had been the story of Bob's life. Life
always had to be different for Bob.
Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied by other boys. He was too little at the time to compete in sports. He was often called names he'd rather not remember.
From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to fit in. Bob did complete college, married his loving wife and was grateful to get his job as a copywriter at
Montgomery Ward during the Great Depression. Then he was blessed with his little girl.
But it was all short-lived. Evelyn's bout with cancer stripped them of all their savings and now Bob and his daughter were forced to live in a two-room apartment
in the Chicago slums. Evelyn died just days before Christmas in 1938.
Bob struggled to give hope to his child, for whom he couldn't even afford to buy a Christmas gift. But if he couldn't buy a gift, he was determined to make one -
Bob had created an animal character in his own mind and told the animal's story to little Barbara to give her comfort and hope. Again and again Bob told the story, embellishing it more with each telling. Who was the character? What was the story all about?
The story Bob May created was his own autobiography in fable form. The character he created was a misfit outcast like he was. The name of the character? A little
reindeer named Rudolph, with a big shiny nose. Bob finished the book just in time to give it to his little girl on Christmas Day.
But the story doesn't end there.
The general manager of Montgomery Ward caught wind of the little storybook and offered Bob May a nominal fee to purchase the rights to print the book. Wards went on
to print, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and distribute it to children visiting Santa Claus in their stores. By 1946 Wards had printed and distributed more than
six million copies of Rudolph.
That same year, a major publisher wanted to purchase the rights from Wards to print an updated version of the book.
In an unprecedented gesture of kindness, the CEO of Wards returned all rights back to Bob May. The book became a best seller. Many toy and marketing deals followed
and Bob May, now remarried with a growing family, became wealthy from the story he created to comfort his grieving daughter.
But the story doesn't end there either.
Bob's brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, made a song adaptation to Rudolph. Though the song was turned down by such popular vocalists as Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore,
it was recorded by the singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was released in 1949 and became a phenomenal success, selling more records than any other Christmas song, with the exception of
The gift of love that Bob May created for his daughter so long ago kept on returning back to bless him again and again.
And Bob May learned the lesson, just like his dear friend Rudolph, that being different isn't so bad. In fact, being different can be a blessing.
Thanksgiving thoughts from Lori Sotelo
You have often heard me say, "There is more that unites us, than divides us." We see the newsfeeds and alerts that provide a daily deluge of strife, conflict and an assault on the values and institutions we hold dear. So, let us remember why on October 3, 1863, then President Abraham Lincoln made the Thanksgiving
Day proclamation after one individual – a 74-year old, influential magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale – wrote him a letter with a simple idea.
Mrs. Hale believed the tradition and practice of Thanksgiving, which had started with President George Washington, would greatly benefit their war-torn nation
if it became a permanent custom, celebrated by all Americans on a single day.
President Lincoln agreed and said there was much cause for giving thanks and to recognize the blessings of increased freedoms and prosperity…"as with one heart
and one voice by the whole American People."
This call to gratitude came amidst some of the darkest days of the Civil War. The war would go on for another two years and take over 600,000 lives – the equivalent
of over 6 million people in today's population. Lincoln acknowledged the human suffering as "the mourners in the lamentable civil strife." Yet he still believed that
gratitude would help heal the nation's wounds and that through prayer, "consistent with Divine purposes," restore peace and unity for all Americans.
We are the Party of Lincoln and there are many wonderful reasons for that fact. As Republicans we have a shared history that, for Thanksgiving Day 2015, should give
us hope and a deeper sense of gratitude for our nation and for our personal blessings and freedoms.
November 28, 1985 - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation
Although the time and date of the first American thanksgiving observance may be uncertain, there is no question but that this treasured custom derives from our
Judeo-Christian heritage. "Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks," the Psalmist sang, praising God not only for the "wondrous works" of His creation, but for loving
guidance and deliverance from dangers.
A band of settlers arriving in Maine in 1607 held a service of thanks for their safe journey, and twelve years later settlers in Virginia set aside a day of
thanksgiving for their survival. In 1621 Governor William Bradford created the most famous of all such observances at Plymouth Colony when a bounteous harvest
prompted him to proclaim a special day "to render thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings." The Spaniards in California and the Dutch in New
Amsterdam also held services to give public thanks to God.
In 1777, during our War of Independence, the Continental Congress set aside a day for thanksgiving and praise for our victory at the battle of Saratoga. It was the
first time all the colonies took part in such an event on the same day. The following year, upon news that France was coming to our aid, George Washington at Valley
Forge prescribed a special day of thanksgiving. Later, as our first President, he responded to a Congressional petition by declaring Thursday, November 26, 1789,
the first Thanksgiving Day of the United States of America.
Although there were many state and national thanksgiving days proclaimed in the ensuing years, it was the tireless crusade of one woman, Sarah Josepha Hale, that
finally led to the establishment of this beautiful feast as an annual nationwide observance. Her editorials so touched the heart of Abraham Lincoln that in 1863
-- even in the midst of the Civil War -- he enjoined his countrymen to be mindful of their many blessings, cautioning them not to forget "the source from which
they come," that they are "the gracious gifts of the Most High God...." Who ought to be thanked "with one heart and one voice by the whole American People."
It is in that spirit that I now invite all Americans to take part again in this beautiful tradition with its roots deep in our history and deeper still in our hearts.
We manifest our gratitude to God for the many blessings He has showered upon our land and upon its people.
In this season of Thanksgiving we are grateful for our abundant harvests and the productivity of our industries; for the discoveries of our laboratories; for the
researches of our scientists and scholars; for the achievements of our artists, musicians, writers, clergy, teachers, physicians, businessmen, engineers, public
servants, farmers, mechanics, artisans, and workers of every sort whose honest toil of mind and body in a free land rewards them and their families and enriches
our entire Nation.
Let us thank God for our families, friends, and neighbors, and for the joy of this very festival we celebrate in His name. Let every house of worship in the land
and every home and every heart be filled with the spirit of gratitude and praise and love on this Thanksgiving Day.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, in the spirit and tradition of the Pilgrims, the Continental Congress, and past
Presidents, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 28, 1985, as a day of national Thanksgiving. I call upon every citizen of this great Nation to gather together
in homes and places of worship and offer prayers of praise and gratitude for the many blessings Almighty God has bestowed upon our beloved country.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-five, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and tenth.
Yes, there are two Americas - Lou Holtz Nails It 9-4-2014
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works and the America that doesn't. The America that contributes and the America that doesn't. It's not the haves and the have nots, it's the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society and others don't. That's the divide in America.
It's not about income inequality, it's about civic irresponsibility. It's about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win
elective office. It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
That's not invective, that's truth, and it's about time someone said it.
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He noted that some
people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that's not just. That is the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.
It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not
benefitting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability
and hope. The president's premise - that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful - seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices
and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to
Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood
Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college - and you are apt to have a
different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.
You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life
our destination is determined by the course we take.
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives
also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a
restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated
and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there
is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness
than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime's worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.
The simple Law of the Harvest - as ye sow, so shall ye reap - is sometimes applied as, "The harder you work, the more you get."
Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement
will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the
government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based
on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our
It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man's victimization.
What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit.
That's what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln's maxim that a house
divided against itself cannot stand.
"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it."
Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama,
but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to
the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a
multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President."
No matter who said it, it's true...
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/pragerzeitungon.asp#6xFz8DqIEmLz9Clw.99
Canada's Top Ten List
of America's Stupidity
...unfortunately, they're right!
number 10) Only in America...could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate campaign fund-raising event.
number 9) Only in America ....could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President,
a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements goes
to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
number 8) Only in America...could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department)
and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
number 7) Only in America...can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might
be harmed by the backlash.
number 6) Only in America...would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of
thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens
(probably should be number one).
number 5) Only in America...could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."
number 4) Only in America...could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
number 3) Only in America...could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went
up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
number 2) Only in America...could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion
dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.
and number 1) Only in America...could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who
don't pay any income taxes at all.
Joe's Plumbing - 2017
Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it.
Joe drives to Obama's house, which is located in a very exclusive neighborhood where all the residents make more than $250,000 per year.
Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is
standing near the door, that it's an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.
Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, "$9,500."
"$9,500?" Obama asks, stunned, "But you said it's an easy repair!"
"Yes, but what I do is charge those who make $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free," explains Joe.
"It's always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government who pass this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers do business this way.
It's known as 'Joe's Fair Plumbing Act of 2014.' Surprised you haven't heard of it."
In spite of that, Obama tells Joe there's no way he's paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves. Obama spends the next hour flipping through
the phone book looking for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses listed have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Joe's price,
Obama does nothing and the leak goes unrepaired for several days.
A week later the leak is so bad that Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there's a risk
that the room will flood, so Obama calls Joe and pleads with him to return. Joe goes back to Obama's house, looks at the leaky pipe, and says, "Let's see -
this will cost you about $21,000."
"What! A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!" Obama quickly fires back.
Joe explains, "Well, because of the 'Joe's Fair Plumbing Act,' a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own plumbing, so there are fewer payers.
As a result, the rate I have to charge my wealthy paying customers keeps rising."
"Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work for those who get it for free is skyrocketed. There's a long waiting list of those who need
repairs. This has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, and they're not being replaced - nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know
they won't make any money. I'm hurting too - all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won't pay their fair share."
"Joe! This could be bad. If all the rich people learn how to fix their own plumbing and you can't charge the poorer people, you'll be broke. What will you do
Joe immediately replies, "Run for president!"
Another "Yes, there are two Americas" editorial:
In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on
WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama's "income inequality speech":
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works, and the America that doesn't.
The America that contributes, and the America that doesn't.
It's not the haves and the have nots, it's the dos and the don'ts.
Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves,
contribute to society, and others don't. That's the divide in America.
It's not about income inequality, it's about civic irresponsibility.
It's about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization
in order to win elective office.
It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves its
country. That's not invective, that's truth, and it's about time someone
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President
Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He
noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have
higher incomes than others, and he says that's not just.
That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama
will take it for you. Vote Democrat.
That is the philosophy that produced Detroit. It is the electoral
philosophy that is destroying America.
It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense
because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in
a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of
ability and hope.
The president's premise - that you reduce income inequality by debasing the
successful - seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices
and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, income variations in society is a result of different
choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and
responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose
foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.
Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family
You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college - and you are apt
to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on
with purposeful education.
You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course;
you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.
Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant
income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome,
but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor
went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and
residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice,
and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better
Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?
No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead
to different outcomes.
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The
freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for
success if there is no true option for failure.
The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive
hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other
guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the
other guy made a lifetime's worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while
completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest -
as ye sow, so shall ye reap - is sometimes applied as, "The harder you work,
the more you get."
Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as
enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of
Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American
society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator
society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to
foster equality through mediocrity.
He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on
using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is
not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the
differences in our efforts.
It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as
the result of another man's victimization.
What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented
division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own
political benefit. That's what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare
wrapped up with a bow.
Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln's maxim
that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
$400,000 government study: Tea Partiers are Smart
Just when you thought government waste was bad enough, we learn that the government spent $400,000 to study the intelligence of ... Tea Party members. According to
Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, however, the results weren't what the researcher was looking for: "Tea Party members have a better scientific comprehension than
non-Tea Party members." The professor who conducted the "study" found the results "puzzling" -- because he clearly expected Tea Party members
to be dumber than average. Former congressman Allen West put it this way: "I would find it unconscionable that people on the Left would believe that just because
you believe in our founding documents, the ability to understand and comprehend the Federalist Papers, that for some odd reason you're going to be ... a dummy or not
have the right type of cognitive abilities. ... I think you will find that most Tea Party members are very astute." But by golly, the government needed $400,000
of your money to figure that out.
Courtesy Patriot Post [click here]
Introductory Words of Wisdom from the 5th Legislative District PCO meetings,
by Ramzy Boutros, 5th LD Chair:
May 18, 2015
"Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit
suicide to avoid assassination"
-- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, President 1945-1953)
June 15, 2015
"We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what's right. Freedom is right"
-- George H. W. Bush (1924- , President 1989-1993)
August 17, 2015
"That depends on what the meaning of the word 'is', is."
-- Bill Clinton (Democrat) (1946- , President 1992-2001)
"When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long
been his in law?"
-- Benjamin Harrison (Republican) (1833-1901, President 1889-1993)
September 21, 2015
"The world is not going to be saved by legislation"
-- William Howard Taft (1857-1930, President 1909-1913) (Republican)
October 19th, 2015
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"
-- John Adams (1735 - died July 4, 1826, President 1797-1801)
January 18, 2016
"The time has come for us to draw the line. The time has come for the responsible leaders of both political parties to take a stand against overgrown Government
and for the American taxpayer"
-- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, President 1969-1974)
February 15, 2016
"This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most
important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves"
-- Antonin Scalia (1986-2016)
March 21, 2016
"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world"
-- James Madison (1751-1836, President 1809-1817)
April 11, 2016
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these
are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"
-- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - died July 4, 1826, President 1801-1809)
May 23rd, 2016
"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril"
-- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, President 1945-1953)
June 13th, 2016
"We don't want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America"
-- George Herbert Walker Bush (1924 - , President 1989-1993)
July 11th, 2016
"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people"
-- John Quincy Adams (1767-1848, President 1825-1829)
August 22, 2016
"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."
-- Herbert Hoover (1874-1964, President 1929-1933
October 17, 2016
"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything."
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890-1969, President 1953-1961 (Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, among other things)