Posts Tagged ‘Trust’

NOV. 6, 2018: THE DATE TO CLEAN HOUSE…AND SENATE…AND INTEL AGENCIES…AND, AND, AND…

December 2, 2017

The people we elect to the House and Senate must be the best possible representatives from each district and state. They should be leaders within their community. They must be of high morals and integrity. Their history might include volunteer work; graciously giving of their time without compensation. They may be, but should not be, chosen because they are the wealthiest, best known or most easily recognized unless they have a lengthy and demonstrated history of doing what is best for others. National celebrity is not a qualification for ranking government office. Career politicians need not apply!

Term limits is an expression we often hear regarding our legislative branch. Unfortunately, the ones charged with setting limits on how long a person is able to take taxpayer money without genuine responsibility for its proper use are those who want to keep doing it for as long as possible. Many have known no job other than politics or living off the public dole in some capacity, e.g. community organizer. Some are approaching a half century in office. One is beyond that mark. This is not service to the country, this is the cancerous growth of a government barnacle.

We the People” need to come together in an Article V Convention of States to formally amend the guidelines that govern our nation and those who administer the guidelines. The convention must set limits of tenure for our representatives and define responsibility and accountability for those people we authorize to make decisions on our behalf. The Convention must be a forum open to the citizens, not just the public parasites previously elected.

One such suggestion for serious consideration is three two-year terms for House members and two four-year terms for the Senate. After service, the departing members are entitled to the retirement they have funded along with a taxpayer match of $1 for every $3 they invest in themselves.

Additionally, we need an ethics committee made up, not of shoulder and elbow rubbing peers, but honest people from various walks of life who are interested in true public service with a sincere interest in the best, most honest and dependable government imaginable. Without regard for political mindset (however, political activism is a preclusion), it is possible to assemble intelligent people whose primary vocation is among the various construction trades, hospitality, sales, finance, transportation, agriculture, sports, education or any field other than law and politics.

Those people selected for the ethics committee must be thoroughly vetted by their community, local and federal law enforcement before their names are submitted for consideration.

The position on the committee should be a commitment termed at three years. For the sake of continuity, the first, and only the first, body having individual engagement commitment of 1, 2 and 3 years. The positions cannot be a predicate or stepping stone for political office. The committee might be made up of credible people currently out of work, those seeking a break from their field to assess the viability of changing to another calling or people simply interested in a strong, sound and honest governing body. The committee must have the capability and authority to remove corrupt, criminal or dishonorable elected and appointed individuals from the payrolls of the American taxpayer.

We need term limits to suppress the corruption that longevity breeds within our elected officials. These changes will not happen from within, they must come from and be controlled by “We the People”.

While lawyers might be the most knowledgeable about legalese, the laws need to be written such that the average person can read and understand them. The specificity of language by which we are expected to live our everyday lives can leave no doubt or be ambiguous. When it comes to obeying current laws, we find convoluted language with apertures so gross that any interpretation is possible.

Let us return to a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”.

Advertisements

IT WAS CALLED A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS BUT FOR MANY IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF WORK

February 22, 2017

After eight years of coddling people who have skirted laws and agents in their quest to break into our country, some employers finally found the strength to push back. Stories abound from coast to coast regarding the many business owners who decided that their livelihoods would not be dictated by the people they employ.

Last Thursday was labeled “A Day Without Immigrants”. Natural born citizens as well as legal and illegal immigrants took to the streets in protest of what some call security for our borders, economy and nation in general. Many of the protesters found that actions have consequences. Employers have an abundance of applications and resumes for people anxious to fill the now vacant positions.

According to news articles:

Tulsa, OK – 12 Latinos were dismissed for failing to show up for work. The business had to close for the day and the owner lost his ability to pay his ongoing bills that day.

Statesville, N.C. – 18 people lost their employment for failing to report to work on time-sensitive contracts.

Lexington, S.C. – after being warned, 21 workers were fired for defiantly not showing up for work.

Bonita Springs, FL – 6 staff members no longer have jobs.

Commerce City, CO – 30 brick layers were set idle.

Nolensville, TN – 20 households lost, at least, a significant portion of their income.

Before you cry RACIST you must understand that when employees of any nationality shut down a business, the owner must assure that it will not happen a second time for the same or any other reason. When a person invests their expertise, labor and money to produce an ongoing income for themselves and their family, that becomes his or her priority. Employing people is only a means to achieve that personal goal. There is no obligation to provide for those willing to cause harm to that business or employer. If only we could get rid of the insubordinate deadwood in government as easily.

It’s not a matter of race or nationality, it’s a matter of protecting one’s investment. If these employers were truly racist, would he or she have given a job to someone they despise because of their national origin or skin color?

Restaurant patrons coast to coast experienced delays in receiving their fare because waiters, cooks and other staff failed to report for work. Some establishments were forced to close for the day due to lack of staff. From California to Maine, the unreliable are now seeking new employment. While many, but not all, are Hispanic, that is not the reason for their firing. Caring more about making a political statement than they did about their employer’s right to continue in business is the reason.

 

THESE ARE DEFINITELY DIFFERENT TIMES

February 20, 2017

This president has more to overcome than most. Because he is an outsider, he doesn’t understand or follow political protocol. He makes things happen rather than convening delegations to talk about what needs to be done then waiting for something to begin happening.

Mistakes? Yes. That’s not at all uncommon when advancing new programs or ideas. Mistakes can be and are corrected. Calling them “unintended consequences”, dismissing them and moving forward is wrong on every level. The ACA is a prime example. It was wrong from the beginning. It was costly and offered less care than insurance companies allowed prior. Doing nothing is safe and prolongs political careers, but accomplishes nothing else.

It’s now far beyond party politics. This is anarchy. This is riotous rebellion. There is no other excuse for the foolishness taking place in Washington, D.C. and around the country. The entrenched Washington establishment hates change. That’s why it takes so long for conventional channels to effect anything beneficial. When little happens, there are fewer unintended consequences and the ignorant masses won’t see any difference…to appreciate or protest. Therefore, those in office stay in office and continue feeding their own pockets.

The Ninth Circus recently made another of their now infamous bonehead decisions. They, again, made a political statement in favor of rainbows and perceived harmony instead of homeland security. The written opinion, meant to justify the decision, illustrated that it was not a constitutional or even a logical decision. It was purely political.

The news agencies are out to get the president, his staff, his advisers and his confirmed department heads. Because they parse his every word to benefit their preconceived agenda, Sean Spicer skips questions from many of the leftest news-maker-uppers. When not called upon in recent press briefings, they became even louder and more malevolent using comparisons to Hitler and the Taliban in their talk programs and opinion columns hoping to win greater access and favor. DUH!

Much, if not all, of this is due to the fact that President Trump is a political outsider. He is learning the ropes and he’s learning who’s dangling them in front of him. Talk of impeachment began shortly after he won the election! Thus, it may take a bit longer for things to settle. None the less, he will dodge the alligators as he removes their habitat.

The left, the media (redundancy noted), the right and even the apolitical bureaucrats don’t yet understand his non-governmental style. They are not used to getting things done rapidly. The civil servant desk jockeys, in particular, are not familiar with justifying their pay by accomplishing tasks within a reasonable time.  They too are balking at the new administration.  The first 100 days will be primarily the sorting and filing firing days.

A GOVERNMENT GONE TO HELL

September 6, 2016

Our government, one supposedly based on a binding constitution with laws and equal justice for all, has been compromised by corrupt Marxist socialists. There exists no law enforcement for the top echelon or their staunch supporters, only for those of lesser means and influences, (evidence Fast and Furious, the 5 for 1 exchange of high level terrorists for a despicable deserter, the Iran nuke “deal”, hogtying border agents and allowing thousands of indigents and terrorists into the country, pay for play and national secret giveaway by the Secretary of State or cash and more terrorists in exchange for political hostages just to name a few).

The current president has no respect for any law, the constitution, congress, our economic system, our borders, our military, law enforcement or even the secret police assigned to protect him. He does as he wishes and causes others in his administration to silently follow his dictums. He evades congressional approval for his actions by issuing Executive Orders when he knows his desires are so out of line they will never pass a House and Senate vote even with a seated majority of his own party. He has caused so much dissent with his prevaricative speeches and Machievelian profferings that even his most eloquent and ardent lemings supporters now stammer when trying to defend him and his actions.

Coming next is an election that, proven by past performances, is scheduled to have foreigners and registered voters long dead, people voting in multiple counties and states, predisposed voting machines and biased vote counters that will undoubtedly proclaim Hillary the winner. Those who prefer tinfoil to ball caps also speculate that soon after the election, but before inauguration day, Hillary will be indicted by Obama’s corrupt Department of Injustice and thus rendered unable to assume office. Without being sworn into office, neither Hillary nor her V.P. choice, Tim Kaine, can take over the country. This leaves Obama in office until a special election can be held naming his successor.

Other conspiracy theorists see the potential for this administration fomenting a situation of civil unrest between November and January where a martial law take over might leave Obama in office until another directed election might be held. Obama has had eight years to put all in place for this scenario.

He has subtly and openly provoked distrust and angst among virtually every subset of our country. People of lesser means no longer strive for success, they vehemently despise our society’s successful segment. People of color have been falsely indoctrinated with the idea that white people hold them in contempt simply because of skin color. Social wedges placed throughout the culture need only a slight knock to make the splits complete and riots abound.

Of course, the purchases of tens of thousands of “military style assault weapons” and upwards of 1.7 billion rounds of JHP ammunition starting a few years back, only adds to the rationale that this change of guard might be a bit different; a bit more in line with third world regime changes. Knowing that this arsenal is now in the hands of loyalists throughout the government also lends to the conspiratorial theories. One really does have to question why the USPS, IRS, EPA, CDC, HHS and other normally non-combatant agencies must have riot training, gear and weaponry such as this.

Before his first election he announced, “We’ve got to have a Civilian National Security Force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as our military”. As president, he has decimated the leadership of the military and downsized and defunded our national security forces to the point that his Civilian National Security Force now exceeds the capabilities of the military.

With the last change from Republican to Democrat residency in the White House, all the Ws were removed from computer keyboards. This election is beginning to sound more like removing all dissenters from the map.

Please excuse me while I take a moment to adjust my Reynolds chapeau and take one of the chartreuse and pink pills. ————— Ahhh, that’s so much better. Now I feel certain that with the forthcoming election being overseen by Homeland Security, headed by the estimable Jeh Johnson, everything will be okay.

Next election…U.N. controlled! It’s a Bizarro World this USA.

JUST ANOTHER LUMP UNDER THE RUG

April 2, 2016

Another congressperson is under suspicion of corruption. Yes, it happens on both sides of the aisle. This time, again, it is a Democrat.

Simple congressional corruption is commonplace and is generally handled by a committee made up of peers of the accused – The House Ethics Committee. This time, as the committee convened, our most honorable friend Loretta Lynch decided to take over the investigation. The accused is Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida. Rep. Brown is a woman. She is black. She is a Democrat. Thus, the investigation cannot possibly proceed in the same manner as most similar investigations.

The current Department of Injustice only, and always, meddles in these affairs when one of their favor is involved. It is easier to hide and obfuscate evidence, or simply disregard it when there is no outside interference by congress.

Even though he was ultimately censured (read: got a slap on the wrist), Charlie Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which has oversight of tax issues, was allowed to face the non-partisan House Ethics Committee chaired by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) when charged with thirteen ethics violations. Those “violations” included tax fraud, evasion and using rent controlled apartments as headquarters from which to solicit seven figure donations. But then, the Democrats held the majority in both houses at that time. Another factor that might have influenced the committee’s findings is that Rangel has been in government practically since birth. Charlie was found guilty of 11 of the 13 charges. No partisanship here! You or I would still be in jail for the same corruption. Rep. Rangel, on the other hand, remains at his job until such time he decides to retire with full retirement pay and benefits.

For a non-partisan committee to investigate and ultimately find a black woman responsible for graft in accepting over $150,000 from a fraudulent non profit entity that she bolstered by assisting in the collection of over $800,000 in donations could be nothing short of racist, sexist and abject partisan subjectivity.

Thus, Atty. Gen. Loretta lynch, at the behest of President Barack Obama, will thoroughly investigate the allegations to find nothing worthy of reprimand. They will sweep it under the rug, so to speak, just like Benghazi, the ATF, AP phone records, IRS, HUD, EPA, New Black Panthers and multiple other scandals and the way they will ultimately handle the Clinton Email debacle when the FBI hands the case over to them.

If you have the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. in the next year, you may not be allowed into any of the Justice Department’s many offices. You see, it’s a safety issue. They don’t want citizens getting in the way of the bulldozers shoving evidence of wrongdoing under the carpet and certainly not tripping over the edges of the rugs covering mounds of scandals and corruption created and buried by this administration.