Archive for the ‘Voting’ Category

WE NEED INFORMATION TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS

April 5, 2017

One of the biggest mistakes most people make is drawing information from only one source or sources of only one dimension. In order to arrive at a conclusion (a reasoned decision based on facts and evidence), a person has to avail themselves to all facts and information possible. The conclusion must be drawn without regard for personal preferences or desired outcome.

The reason, as I see it, for the extreme divisiveness between our political viewpoints at present is that most people are predetermined to accept a particular result. They (we), refuse to consider evidence contrary to the desired conclusion. Neutral thinking is no longer taught, learned or accepted.

We, of the general public, must rely on the sincerity of the source(s) from which we derive our conclusions. Unfortunately, very few of those origins are unbiased. The information our government affords the public always has a slant or bias. Politicians believe they are responsible for determining how we must feel and think. To remain in office, it is necessary for them to influence how we think.

We all have dispositions toward particular radio and TV stations. We tend to read books, newspapers and magazines that generally agree with our viewpoints. We gravitate to information that reinforces and builds upon what we inherently know or believe.

Introducing nonconforming data into preferential thought frustrates the mind, thus it is disregarded. When such happens, when we discard facts or evidence because it conflicts with a foregone conclusion, we diminish our capacity for reason. We subject ourselves to invalid consequence due to illegitimate presumptions.

Our political system, meant to be adversarial, has become viciously antagonistic. Democrats refuse to work with Republicans because they are not Democrats. Republicans likewise block proposals offered by Democrats. Compromise to modern politicians is ‘you agree with me or else’! Correspondingly, the public takes similar positions. President Trump is not protested for what he has done politically. He is disavowed and derided because he is not a Democrat.

The lack of civil political discourse by those in office as well as the citizens who elect them is exactly why we had to endure the past eight years. It is the reason for the polar change to a character and style of complete opposite.

There is no middle ground in politics today because we refuse to listen and accept that which is different from what we ‘inherently’ know or want to be true. There is no compromise or concession. We have enacted rule by edict and opposition by anger over the past decade. The future does not look pretty.

The average life expectancy of a democracy is 200 years. We have exceeded that mark. We need to look at what we’re doing to our country and our individual lives. We must look at, see and consider both sides within the political arena before moving forward. As a society, we’re not making good decisions.

The governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil and China only serve those in charge. Are your decisions derived from full information?

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IT DIDN’T WORK, NONE OF IT WORKED

November 11, 2016

Actually, all the attempts at fraud and corruption in our voting process worked…against the Democrats.

Having now read numerous articles regarding the attempted Democrat coup via election fraud, it’s pretty simple to see how some precincts in various states may have more people voting for one party or candidate than those registered in the precinct. Vote flipping was recorded in many states this year and in the past. It was most apparent in smaller communities. When 2 out of 8 voting machines switch votes from one party or candidate to another, one has to question the sanctity of an election.

Then, of course, is the audacious act by Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia. McAuliffe pardoned 60,000 felons earlier this year, in time for them to register and vote for Hillary. It worked, she won the state! However, as with almost every progressive liberal feel good move, this act includes “unintended consequences”.

The major problem now is that he has 60,000 armed felons running around in his state. Yes, that’s right. Along with restoring their right to vote by pardoning his fellow criminals in attempt to influence the election, he also allowed them all the rights they forfeited when choosing to commit crimes against humanity.

The restored rights include: the right to bear arms (a felon convicted of armed robbery that did not include death or serious injury by gunshot may now lawfully possess another firearm. Remember the gun show loophole that the leftist anti-gun nuts rail about, “convicted felons can just walk into any gun show and walk out with a gun?” No longer a concern. A convicted and pardoned Virginia felon can stroll into any legitimate gun shop, present I.D., and pass the federal background check.). He or she can travel throughout the U.S. and abroad unmonitored. They can serve on a jury (Virginia’s jury of one’s “peers” now includes people who are pissed at the system and want to lash out in protest against it. Hey, good luck with that one, Terry). A person rightfully convicted of felony embezzlement or grand larceny can now handle money at the local bank or retail store. (He or she doesn’t have to honestly answer the employment application question regarding conviction.) He or she can now suck down your tax dollars receiving public social benefits including Welfare and housing subsidies. The good governor of Virginia also restored the parental rights of convicted rapists and child molesters. (Moms and dads of Virginia and the United States of America, do you want a convicted pedophile, living next door to your son’s or daughter’s elementary school, walking him or her home?)

Thanks in large part to Governor McAuliffe’s efforts, Hillary won the state of Virginia. The cost to that state and any other where one or some of these felons might choose to reside could be tremendous. But that is nothing to worry about because sh*t unintended consequences happen. The fall out from an attempt to do good, or perceived good, cannot be counted against a progressive.

You weren’t my first choice, but Good Luck Donald. Bring good things to our United States.

THE ME GENERATION REVISITED – OR – PAWNS ON THE BOARD

September 30, 2016

“If it feels good, do it.” Hedonism became the way of teens and young adults growing up with the dawning of the age of Aquarius. They became known as the “Me” generation for their selfishness. Now, plus or minus 50 years and two generations later, it seems to be “What’s in it for me?”

Back in the mid ’60s through the late ’70s it was the way of the young to express themselves as sensualists; to be concerned only for themselves and what brought instant pleasure. The young culture made smoking marijuana a popular pastime. And they did pass time unproductively partaking of the inhalant. Sex became sport for the unmarried. The same people are now actively initiating and indoctrinating our youth in colleges and universities across the nation to become society’s barnacles.

The Millenial generation of today is very much like their parents and grand parents. They want and expect everything in life to become their personal, pleasurable rewards. Sexually confused, they proudly avow their demoralization. It is not just sexual or sensual pleasure that they seek, but the simplicity of idly receiving what others earn. While ignorant and unconcerned with life’s truths, some are willing to accept complacency in return for sustenance. Others demand more than just their keep, they want equality with those who produce.

They are unwilling to decide on anything that does not directly and positively affect their present. They see no further into the future than what they can receive today and tomorrow. Bernie Sanders was a great hit with the Millenials because he offered, and continues to offer, compensation for the evils of society. Democrats (progressive liberals if you wish) constantly pontificate about leveling the playing field so nobody trips while trying to remain equal.

Thus, today’s youth fears exposure to anything definite. They want acceptance, they just don’t want to accept. Anything that cannot be massaged or molded to fit today’s, this minute’s, wants must be rejected. If it can’t be rejected collectively, they run to a safety net.

Perversion of norms is necessary. Sex: “Eh, today I’ll get in touch with my feminine/masculine side. Tomorrow may be different but in the meantime I’ll make everybody accept me for what I am today.” Income: “I’ll probably just kinda live with my parents and let them provide for me, ’cause they have money, until someone offers me a job that pays enough to cause me to leave. Until then, I’ll beg for or demand acceptance and more benefits, as long as I don’t have to exert myself doing it.” Education: “I’ve been told, and I believe, I deserve a free education. Why should I have to pay for a degree in Social Justice. I’ll be helping the people of the world get their fair share of society’s privileges after I graduate.”

Just as many of the commune dwellers of last century learned that it was not the best life and had to take positions in society, today’s youth will learn the same. There is no free ride. You must produce or subsist. The hippies of yesteryear had the opportunity of choice and many chose to join our capitalist society rather than reject it. Others went into education and politics.

The commoners, the workers, of socialist countries know that there is no equity to that system. It is a two caste system. There are the despots who bask in and administer the wealth and those who produce the wealth for them to sumptuously disburse. The tyrant leaders cannot allow infiltration of the lesser population into their domain. There is no middle ground. There is no middle class. There is no chance for advancement. Continued subsistence is either accepted or when possible, fled.

We don’t need the change that was brought upon us in 2008. We need, as a country and as individuals, the return to pride and personal responsibility.

We only have two choices of our leaders for the next four years. One is an unknown entity with the possibility for return to prosperity for those willing to produce. The other is a continuation of the destructive Marxist path we are on. Please vote in favor of the nation’s longevity, not your immediate personal gratification. It may not make your life effort free, but it will make your life and those of future generations better in the long run.

VOTE FOR HILLARY – SHE CAN FIX ANYTHING

September 26, 2016

Because she has a vagina, Hillary claims she can fix anything. She can make employers respect women more and pay them equal to the men on staff and give them paid maternity leave in addition to vacation and sick time, longer workday break times, allow them to leave work early in order to attend school or family functions or partake of anything womanly.

She can fix the economy by assuring that unskilled and uneducated and otherwise disadvantaged workers are paid a “living wage”. Giving more taxpayer money to unemployed and unemployable people also cycles more money through the economy. Making sure they have access to a decent place to live, cable television, cell phones and internet service at home gives them more leisure time to seek jobs. (Of course, that might mean giving up some of the government provided bucks and goodies.)

She can fix education by giving failing public schools more money for the administrators to squander. Higher education is easily attained with low-interest loans for tuition and no penalty for default. Lowering standards so that anybody can attend and pass classes also helps satisfy the need for a certificate in social justice.

She can fix world problems by accepting donations to the Clinton Foundation and exorbitant speaking fees for her husband. She can fix the broken classified email system by simply installing a server of her own and keeping or deleting emails as she chooses.

She can fix book reviews by having Amazon reorganize the way they accept and classify those critical of her books. She can fix disparate physical characteristics by mandating that a platform be used behind her debate podium to make her look taller and more presidential. She can fix the disadvantage she may have with her jaded political and executive experience by having debate moderators instantly fact check her opponent as Candy Crowley did on behalf of Barack Obama in 2012. (Crowley’s “facts” were wrong, but her interjection did help her candidate win the debate.)

She can make sure every election is fair by not requiring people to identify themselves as living, breathing citizens and local precinct dwellers at the polls. To do so would be inordinately discriminatory.

Yep, Hillary apparently can fix anything…well except for her habitual lying about everything.

 

WE HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED OUR FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT

August 17, 2016

Hillary continues to assert that it is time for a woman president and that she alone is the one to fill that pant suit position. However, I contend that there has been a woman in charge of the nation’s happenings since the election in 2008 and it is not Michelle <link>.

Since early in his first term, I have questioned Obama’s ability to make decisions and execute plans in the best interest of our country. (The fact that he needs Teleprompters with phonetic spelling to pronounce his own name correctly should be a giveaway.) The best interest for us and our country, in my opinion, is for individual and national leadership, responsibility, safety and prosperity. Taking 16 hours, or put another way allowing escape and evasion time, to send the most highly trained field troops to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden is not leadership.

From the beginning we have seen that the current cabal in Washington D.C. has quite a different set of goals in mind. While each statement uttered from behind the podium with the presidential seal sounds correct, each action taken has been quite the opposite. There is as much spin and deception coming from the top billed actors <link> as there is from the stammering press secretaries and spokes persons of the various agencies as they try to cover for the directed players.

Hillary claims that she is the only one who has the experience to effectively run the country and interact with world leaders. Again, I suggest that for the past 7+ years the country has, in essence, been run by a woman – a black woman, Valerie Jarrett. Certainly by this time Hillary has fulfilled sufficient favors for tyrants and dictators around the globe as requested. As a national figurehead as opposed to a department head, the title would keep her in position to continue the trend. Giving away our national secrets, security and sovereignty in exchange for personal cash is, after all, the established Clinton way.

Clinton, like so many other political insiders, is not a governor, she is not a leader, she is a front liner for those who govern and lead from behind the curtain. There is a government behind the government that we see only when looking into the shadows. <link>

This is why Donald Trump is so despised by not only the progressive Democrats but the entrenched Republicans as well. He is unaccustomed to being told how to run an organization. Because he has done exceedingly well by hiring and listening to top echelon advisors, it is feared he will continue this pattern as president. He will undoubtedly seek the best and brightest for his cabinet, department heads, Pentagon officials and the like and take their advice to heart. But the fear is that he will not follow the orders of the leaders of the country. It would be a very, very bad thing to have an independent and responsible thinker and doer in charge.