The Future of Justice in the Trump Administration

We still live (for now) in a country where “consent of the governed” holds water

All the President’s stats are up, yet we have an illegal special counsel from the Deep State determined to find dirt on him. This is an effort by swamp dwellers to pull off a pernicious coup by swamp dwellers. For some time they have wanted to turn America into a third world banana republic.

JUSTICE SCALIA: The opinion I’m most proud of was Morrison v. Olson, in which I said “special counsels” are UNCONSTITUTIONAL

This deep state witch-hunt violates constitutional fundamentals, serving the interests of the elite rather than the interests of the people.

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The danger is if Trump fires Mueller (well within his rights) he opens the gate to accusations of obstruction of justice. Mueller can be terminated but would that not lead to a civil war? The Left understands “Might is Right” but have no clue about “Consent of the Governed”

Luckily there are more than one way to get justice in.  With an organization fix , success derives from balance (keeping reserve force on the side of the good). The Mueller investigation is heavily weighted in favor of the Deep State (controlled by global elites). It takes the justice balance way off kilter.

So try this:

Trump tells America the swamp is bubbling (they will all agree) and he tells them justice needs to be beefed up to take care of this (Those with moral compass will agree)

Trump tells America that while we want rule of law, we do want to deal fairly with the GOOD illegal immigrants (and so we should)

The important thing is that Trump (and America) needs a strong AG, not somebody with one hand tied behind his back because of a bogus recusal.  What is needed and wanted is a man of high integrity, somebody strong who can hold his position under attack.

Trump creates a new post “DAG for Immigration and gives it to Jeff Sessions. It is a perfect fit.

DAG Rosenstein is still unproven, after all it was he who prompted the firing of Comey, and created the unconstitutional bogus special counsel.

Trump leaves Rosenstein as DAG with a warning.

This opens up  the post of AG and we have a chance again.

The reorganization leaves Trump free to appoint a loyal, new AG someone strong enough to take on the evil of the Deep State. Four names come to mind. Reince Priebus;, Trey Gowdy. Tom Fitton, & Newt Gingrich

The new AG gets the new FBI director busy on the three investigations severely backlogged, an honest Clinton investigation. the Obama wiretapping and thirdly and of the most importance there should be a full investigation of the Obama/SOROS shadow government.

When Justice gets tough only then will we get peace in America.

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We elected a President and we do not want him stolen from us.

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Seven Fake Narratives; Seven Deadly Sins

 False Narratives Trap us, it is the Truth that sets us Free. 

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Don’t believe blindly what you hear on TV; we are blessed with computers to help us seek out and find the truth.

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo, seeking to falsify perception, or to create a false reality to justify a criminal act.

“Derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

You can often recognize the propaganda because it is riddled with generalities. Clinton is crooked, Trump is racialist, Trump is anti-women, Ben Carson is delusional.

Truth is specific. It will supply the who, when, where, why and how.  Good leaders embrace specifics when they speak to the people.

 

False Narrative #1: America is a Democracy – False
America is a Constitutional Republic

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At the time of its writing our constitution was muddied by corrupt slave owners, yet contrary to partisan politics we have actually cleaned house, amended the constitution to include all and everybody and moved beyond bigotry.

The reason America became a Super Power is because our system of government IS UNIQUE; it is a brilliant system that rejects the “Might is Right” of the kings of old and is different from any other political constitution in the world. We allow our elected representative to govern ONLY with the consent of the governed.

We are a nation rich in the heritage of LIBERTY.

America in 2016 rejected “Might is Right” in favor of rule of law, balance of power, consent of the governed and a rich history of freedom.

In a Constitutional Republic the Executive is equal but not greater than Congress, equal but not greater than the Courts and in the final analysis all three are policed by the people.

We support the system (and our elected leaders) because that is who we are, American.

 

False Narrative #2  Russia caused Hillary to lose the election – False

America chose Trump because he promised to restore our Constitutional Republic (from which Hillary & Obama had strayed)

Russophobia is largely fabrication, wishful thinking.  

Let’s look at this Russian narrative IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT IS GOOD FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE WORLD.

trump-russiaLow information voters NEED AN ENEMY and they and their global handlers have selected Putin to be the scapegoat. Is it actually true that Putin is the bad man?

Left leaning voters blame Putin for the Wikileaks dump that exposed the Clinton, Soros and DNC corruptions.  Wikileaks denied the data came from Russia. Putin has denied that he played any part in this data dump. Know that disinformation in the Intel community is routine; it is a confused area as it seems hackers are able to leave false footprints and so far (MSM propaganda notwithstanding) no investigation has actually elicited any hard facts. Until Assange is willing to reveal his sources the data dump that proved Hillary and the DNC crooked could have been Seth Rich (disgruntled DNC operative), SOROS (Open Society Foundations)  it could even be China or EU or any rogue Russian hacker out to make a buck. Fake Media and the LEFT accuse Putin of lying.  The truth is WE JUST DON’T KNOW.

Until we have real facts it is not a nice thing OR A WISE THING to accuse the leader of a powerful nation of lying, done nothing to harm America in this century. Putin has signaled he wishes to work with Trump. Is this not a good thing?

Here are some facts we do know: We know is that Clinton and Podesta were woefully inept at protecting their computer data;  Podesta used a password called “password” no security there, and we all know of Clinton’s woeful technical irresponsibility (if not criminality) on her own private server.

Even if there were any collusion between Russia and Trump Team ( both wary of the global agenda) the IMPORTANCE HERE IN THE WIKILEAKS DUMP IS THE CORRUPTION not the leaks.  Why are the Democrats so upset? Is there something else bad we still need to find out about them?

People in glass houses should not throw stones.

Again. it is a far-fetched assumption that the Wikileaks dump even caused Hillary to lose. It proved her crooked, true, but that didn’t win the election. When Trump Team switched from attacking her as “crooked” Hillary to attacking her as WEAK it was a game changer and Russia had nothing to do with that. .

America is experiencing its third crisis – the assault on God & traditional American values. The attack comes from permissive progressive thinking sweeping the globe.The Trump campaign identified the essense to this kind of thinking which is “might is right”.   A lot of Hillary’s followers didn’t mind that she was crooked, they were also swamp dwellers, but for those who value “might is right” what the Trump Team had to do was to make their candidate look weak and feeble. This they did,  oh so successfully, this they did, and the rest is history.. I repeat Russia had nothing whatsoever to do with this.

(This never-ending #russophobia smacks of being a classic third party action with intent to lead to war. Could it be that maybe both America (under Trump) and Russia (under Putin) are both innocent?

It should also be noted that it was the Obama administration’s job to secure the integrity of the election from domestic and/or foreign interference.

If we look at the bigger picture (and at the history) can we see that we are mad at Putin and Putin is mad at us because of Crimea and the Ukraine. If we take these Eastern European nations out of the equation could Americans perhaps see that Putin is a benevolent dictator? Lot of evidence that he loves his people and his country and that Russia under Putin is far better for Russians than any prior Russian leader before in history. It is with good reason Putin enjoys such strong support in his own country.

(I personally re-evaluated Russia when I found stories on social media where Russian boots on the ground were cleaning out the mines making the space safe for children in Syria.  I also heard of Russians holding concerts in bombed out buildings, using aesthetics to lift the morale after the horrors of war.  Didn’t see Americans doing that, didn’t see Syrians doing that and definitely didn’t see anybody from Saudi Arabia trying to improve conditions on the ground. Rough, I mean rough what America, Saudi Arabia and the world has done to Syria).

Like Donald Trump, it is true that Putin is no golden boy, but we need to realize that he has seen through communism, knows it doesn’t work, likes orthodox Christianity for its morality, and supports the doctrine of sovereign nations. He doesn’t like global but then nor does Trump or his supporters. If you listen to the Putin interviews by Oliver Stone you will also hear how deeply he feels about preventing a nuclear holocaust, something that could end planet Earth.

Definitely full investigation of what actually happened in Ukraine and Crimea should be part of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The investigator should look at constitutional and unconstitutional American activity. We the people want to know what John McCain and Lindsay Graham were doing in Ukraine?

Lot of contrary data regarding Russia: So the informed voter quietly collects his facts and waits and prays for it to all unravel. The informed voter also asks the salient question, who profit from regime change in the middle East? And who profits from regime change in Eastern Europe? Does the American voter support regime change as a key component to how we want of our elected leaders to conduct our foreign policy? Is all this global imperialism constitutional?

We see that Politicians like John McCain (bought and paid by SOROS) and the LEFT (bought and paid by SOROS) have Putin firmly in their cross hairs.. Differentiate between the New World Order and America for they are not the same thing. I think Putin sees this and is this why he supports Trump?

Painting Putin as enemy number one, without proof or evidence of harmful actions to Americans or America, could lead to WW3 and that is not good for any world citizen.

As to “collusion” pretty shady area and do we even want to try and control this?  Recent elections have been nasty and 2016 was the most brutal of all. In the election of 2016 proven evidence of foreign collusion via the Clinton Foundation.  Not a good idea to go there, not a good idea on either side of the aisle, no profit for it doesn’t improve conditions.

Trump may lose support in 2018 or 2020 if it were found he or his team members were doing business with a foreign government, however I think Americans take this with a grain of salt as they do Obama’s wire-tapping. Does Obama have more legal liability than the Trump crowd, probably? The question is how does America see it? I think we are all getting bored.

Regarding Trump colluding with Putin or Russia:

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“At the moment, there simply aren’t enough facts to make any kind of judgment regarding anyone’s criminal conduct. So for the time being, we suspect that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is more interested in assembling facts than in reaching any conclusions regarding what sort of collusion or coordination would be actionable under what sort of law.”

The only way swamp dwellers can impeach Trump would be in a corrupted atmosphere of justice, which includes omitted investigation of the BIGGER PICTURE. (with all relevant players)

The big danger is third party interference not in the fact of the election but in our press and the deep state with proven demonization. NOw that would be true INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION.  We the people want to keep THE PRESIDENT WE ELECTED, we also want to keep the process. If the Left wants to do away with Trump, they should challnege him in honest elections in 2020.

 

False Narrative #3 The GOP is bad, & Trump has grown horns – false
This false narrative is being used to justify violence and criminality.

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Once upon a time political discourse was about ideas. Now we have identity politics. With low information voters unable to grasp the ideas on which this country was founded, they vote for those who give the better benefits. Such are called “useful idiots” for they are used by political consultants and the international elites.

This all  began when Karl Rove encouraged by H.W Bush invented the NEGATIVE ATTACK AD. Way back in Bush-Daddy-Days (1993-1998) he invented and perfected the negative attack ad.  It is this political attack ad that has created a toxic, fearful & divisive political climate in Washington.  The idea of the negative attack is to define your opponent as bad, before he is able to get to your weaknesses. While the attack ad was evolving it was played out a lot with half-truths. Political consultants would take a small piece of truth and spin it,  the lie deriving its power from the altered truth. We see this in the Russian narrative.

The attack ad is now politics as usual.   High paid political consultants call it a science. It’s not. However they do have a bucket full of very dirty tricks. One dirty trick is to  repeat a lie often enough and they believe it then becomes true. Is this why they beat the false Russian narrative to death? Boring!!!!

Tell you something, it isn’t working and this is why: People are not all the same, they think differently so you have to talk to each one directly, the collective message is way out of touch – why rallies and social media work. Television and Main Stream Media with a collective control message, is dying and people have caught on to the Political Lies. 

Over the last eight years the idle rich have used the idle poor to steal from hardworking men in the middle. In 2016 the “Forgotten-Middle-Man” found a new champion and a movement was born.

Low information voters get their information, not through study, not through research on the web but from Main Stream Media. Main Stream Media is by nature oppositional, it is in their genes,  and so as a result almost everything the LEFT believes is also negative.

They are against global warming, against the 2nd Amendment, against the unborn, against the military, against American exceptionalism, against immigration reform and tax reform, but most of all they are against Republicans and Trump. This is a fertile climate for Marxists who specialize in demonization of their opponents. They want to destroy America.  The Islamic Caliphate also wants to destroy America.

How can Congress help? There is a simple fix and with their very lives now threatened will Congress have the courage to make the necessary changes? In Norway they limit the TV time allowed for political advertising.  Each party is given a slot to make their main points; no time allowed for knocking down political opponents. We should be doing the same thing here in America. Nobody enjoys these negative ads.  In some countries it is illegal to air Big Pharma ads. Does this not endanger our doctors?

Fix the false violent narrative embraced by the violent LEFT or we lose America.

 
False Narrative #4
American Citizens are “ENTITLED” to free healthcare, food stamps and free education – false

This socialist narrative was spread in the last election and taken to be true by some low information voters. In Socialism it is left to the State to distribute the wealth as they see fit.  They want to use high taxes to even the playing field. Entitlement requires “the force of government” to take from some and give to others.

Historically Socialism has led to anarchy which is followed by a dictator. The difference between Socialism and Marxism is that one is mild mannered and covert, while the other is overt and nasty. Antifa is a Marxist movement.

The communist Lenin created a set of rules to keep the power for the elites. His ideas were codified by Saul Allinsky, a favorite of Hillary Clinton and Obama.

Here is Alinsky’s advice to the crooked politicians who want to hold on to an elite and unfair privilege.

  1. Class Warfare:Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor, and all other factions. Pit one faction against the other. Easier to keep the people down, if you keep them busy fighting each other.
  2. Religion:Religion brings with it a Moral Code that is awkward for the crooked elite, and dangerous to them.  Elites MUST remove God from all things public.
  3. Education– take control of what people listen to or watch or read. Also take control of the Education agenda; what children are taught will define the future.
  4. Welfare– take control of all aspects of welfare – if the people are beholden to the State they will be too afraid of losing their livelihood to revolt.
  5. Gun Control– you have to remove the ability of the people to defend themselves against an oppressive government.
  6. Increase Debt– in this way you can increase taxation, poverty and fear.
  7. Poverty– Increase poverty – poor people are far easier to control and keep under wraps.
  8. Healthcare– Control Healthcare and you control the people

Socialism in America crept up on us before we knew it. 

It is flourishing in our universities and maybe this is why. Central to the fake narrative is a confusion regarding “rights” as defined in the American Declaration of Independence and “rights” as codified in the United Nations Bill of Rights. These “rights” mean different things.

Jefferson affirmed that in a free society government is not valid UNLESS it is derived from the CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE to so be governed. This was a new and very radical idea, timeless actually, as applicable today as it was then in the seventeen hundreds.

Jefferson talked about natural rights, rights inherent in human nature and there was a reason for this. The King’s England justified their form of government on heredity, class, race, and wealth. To give a higher validity to his revolutionary argument than “the divine right of kings” Jefferson claimed God-given rights or natural rights for America, God being higher than a mighty king.

One can spot those who wish to destroy our country by their godlessness and/or attack on the spirit or on religion.

It is important to differentiate between the American Constitutional “rights” and the “rights” as listed in the articles of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a stable datum for the European Union.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a giant leap forward for a world dominated by oppression. However, recognize that it isn’t on a par with what was given to us by the Founding Fathers. This is important, because certain international trade treaties were designed to replace the balance of power embraced in the American Constitution, elevating the ideas of the United Nations as higher than our heritage.

What they miss is that it is our constitution with its inherent balance that polices corruption. A corrupt country can never be great or prosperous.

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The there is the consent of the governed. A coercive government taking from some and giving to others WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT cannot last. There has to be a fair distribution and agreement across teh boards.

Here sits a child at the threshold of life, having great potential in America, even although female she has all opportunity. She would also ahve it if she were black.

However  she is going to have to work for it, going to have to learn, to get herself well-educated.

If she depends on the government for a hand-out or a hand-me-up she will fail.

 

False Narrative #5 Trump’s Travel Ban is unconstitutional and is racially motivated – false

It is true that it is unconstitutional to discriminate on the basis of race or religion WHEN DEALING WITH THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA.  Your set here is the nation. We have evolved to a good point where our laws are now blind to race or religion or gender and this is protected at the highest level in the set that is America by the USA Constitution.

However, know that this is a set that includes ONLY American Citizens.

So what these courts have done is transplant one set of values and rules, and transplanted these into a different set of circumstances. When we are dealing with immigrants and refugees we have a different group, a different set with different rules. The Constitutional protections only apply to  American citizens

In examining who we should let into our country we should always put the safety and the law and order of America first.  Does the immigrant applying for the privilege of joining our citizenry, pose a threat to the American social contract? It is a very good question and it is a question our President has rightly asked.

The Trump travel bans control entry of immigrants from chaotic foreign countries who don’t have a documented history. We have to be able to spot a pattern of prior criminal intent. If there is no documented record we are unable to do this and the immigrant is disqualified not on race, but on his inability to present proper documentation and historical record. Becoming an American is a privilege, not a right and the onus is on the immigrant to provide proper documentation. The immigration authorities are also tasked with asking, is this new potential American able to support self, family and the nation? Americans want partners not parasites.

We are dealing with yet another different set when we look at Refugees. If there is ANY DANGER the refugee will have to go on welfare and become a burden to a state already overburdened with debt, that refugee must be sent home. If there is any danger the refugee will not be able to learn our language and progress at a viable rate in our schools, he must be disqualified. Sorry. The onus on coming up to standard is on the refugee. We do not owe the rest of the world anything.

That this has anything to do with race is a false narrative.

A refugee who does not speak our language will have a hard time in our schools. A refugee who doesn’t understand and respect our culture will turn our everyday life into a powder keg.

Trumps’ Travel Bans are fully Constitutional.

 

False Narrative # 6 Hillary won the Popular Vote – False.
That Hillary won the popular vote is more PROPAGANDA than it is truth.

QUEEN hILLARYQueen Hillary was crowned by Wall Street. America did not want her.

Trump won the Electoral College by a Landslide. It was stated Hillary won the popular vote but this is questionable when you take into account results from third party candidates and voter fraud.  In 2016 America was clearly leaning right even in the popular vote.

Relevant to the popular vote narrative is also evidence of voter fraud where illegals were voting for Hillary. Judicial Watch has uncovered massive voter fraud in South Carolina. Judicial Watch uses Freedom of Information and legal suits to get at the truth.

 

False Narrative # 7
Trump and the GOP are Racists – False 

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make our world safe for diversity.”  – John F. Kennedy

Let us examine the facts here: Trump has employed persons of every race, pays women much or more than men,  As an employer his company history shows him in no way a bigot.

Where he clashes with the  LEFT is that he expects all Americans to learn a trade, get a job, support their families and contribute to the nation. He expects Americans to follow the law. He sees all men as equal, provided they are legal under the law.

We have serious situation with immigration and refugees in America and it is a situation that was not of Trump’s making. There is much lawlessness South of the Border and we do not want it spilling into America. Crime from unvetted immigrants and refugees has become a problem to the safety of America.

We have eleven million plus immigrants living illegally in America and although this number has dropped under Trump, until the wall is built we have no control over criminal elements entering our country.

More than half of illegal immigrants came here to escape poverty or crime in Mexico (and more recently they are coming from other Latin American countries) What is bad is we have political players like SOROS funding this influx of low, uninformed, uneducated immigrants into America, useful idiots that Soros believes will vote democrat.  The Left accuses the GOP and Trump of meddling in the elections but this is classic gerrymandering.  There is a political agenda.

Mexico, beautiful country, same continent ask yourself why Mexico is poor and America rich? Reason: they don’t have and honor our constitution or have our language rooted in rule of law.

The solution is not for us to accept these people in our country for they threaten our safety and are a welfare burden.  The sane and the compassionate solution is for America to teach Mexico how to control their drugs and crime and to show them how to put in a workable system of government.

Trump did not create the illegal problem, yet he has been willing to face it and handle it.

Congress makes the laws, the judges interpret the laws, and the President exists to enforce the laws. Trump may be the first president in a long time actually doing his job but sadly he is obstructed on every side.

Proving again that Trump is in no way racist and a strong supporter of Diversity is the choice of school for his son Barron. Not following in the tradition of past presidents, the Trumps looked afield for a stimulating environment but also one rich in diversity

Eight years ago before the rise of inverse racism there was a strong push within corporate America to foster diversity.  One of the most successful programs was the art-centered diversity event. The best of all cultures is found in the art and music, and this raises morale and shows us we are all the same, although delightfully different.

Man is not the color of his skin, the size of his nose or even his genetic heritage.

We are spiritual beings, and first and foremost, we are Americans, one nation under God.

Conclusion

To put it all in perspective, watch this video: mind blowing facts.

The income inequality is something America has to address but not by embracing socialism but rather by policing corruption.

The biggest criminalsdanger to the current administration is interference from swamp dwellers who have enjoyed an unfair advantage. They have gamed the system and want to keep on doing it.

It is Trump who now stands in their way and oh so badly they want to nail both he and Putin and get back to corrupt business as usual.

We now have the Mueller investigation: Will it be honest?

I call on all men of good will to stand up for good government.

The world is on the tipping point and we do not want another world war.

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo, seeking to falsify perception, or to create a false reality to justify a criminal act. Watch for this.

You can also recognize it because it is filled with name-calling – Putin is a thug, Trump a Russian agent. No specifics are supplied to  back up the accusation. The intent here is to demonize, an immoral political play. There is always a hidden agenda in demonization and in this day and age, sadly, the agenda seems to be to have America fail.  

You will find that those who profit from propaganda lack a moral compass and are inevitably found to be dwelling in the swamp.

Don’t believe blindly what you hear on TV; we are blessed with computers to help us find the truth . . .

Be sure you come down on the side of good. With the world on the tipping point it is not the time to do nothing. Stand up and be counted.

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Seven Deadly Sins (Mahatma Ghandi) 

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Religion without sacrifice
Science without Humanity
Business without Ethics

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Politics without Principle

About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) writes political satire. More at www.grandmathunder.com.  She writes about the conflict of our times: The Digital Revolution and its relation to the American Constitution.  You can follow at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice

 

How False Narratives Lead to Violence

It is the truth that sets us free.  False narratives take us down a wicked road  to hell.

Have we reached a point where some Americans are now using violence to enforce their point of view? Where did this idea come from that it is OK  to kill off duly elected leaders?. Blink three times; are we living in some kind of Banana Republic; have we gone so far down the wicked road to hell back to where “might is right”; as in the times of the kings of old? We fought and won that battle in 1775-1783 but it seems we are back to fighting it again.

Of some grave concern is the response from Main Stream Media and the LEFT to this normalization of violence?

A question we have to ask , are we following some Lenin playbook given to us by unpatiriotic global forces, and global elites that do not love America?

No Lefties, Donald Trump and the GOP is not your enemy.
Look a little deeper for the enemy has never changed.
If you are patriotic we are on the same page.

We love America and we put our country first.

Preamble:

Don’t believe blindly what you hear on TV; we are blessed with computers to help us find the truth . . .

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo, seeking to falsify perception, or to create a false reality to justify a criminal act.

“derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

 

False Narrative #One: America is a Democracy – False
America is a Constitutional Republic

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Yes it is true that our constitution at the time of its inception, was muddied by corrupt slave owners, yet contrary to partisan politics we have actually cleaned house, amended the constitution to include everybody and moved beyond bigotry.. The reason America became a Super Power is because our system of government IS UNIQUE; it is a brilliant system that rejects the “Might is Right” of the kings of old and is different from any other political constitution in the world. We allow our elected representative to govern ONLY with the consent of the governed. We are a nation rich in the heritage of LIBERTY.

America in 2016 rejected  “Might is Right” in favor of rule of law, balance of power, consent of the governed and a rich history of freedom.

In a Constitutional Republic the Executive is equal but not greater than Congress, equal but not greater than the Courts and in the final analysis all three are policed by the people.

We support the system (and our elected leaders) because that is who we are, American.

 

False Narrative #Two
The GOP is bad, Trump is a monster and this justifies violence – False

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Once upon a time political discourse was about ideas. Now we have identity politics. With low information voters unable to grasp the ideas on which this country was founded, they vote for those who give the better benefits.

Then, too, behind the scenes political consultants are trying to game the outcome.

This began when Karl Rove encouraged by H.W Bush invented the NEGATIVE ATTACK AD. Way back in Bush-Daddy-Days (1993-1998) Karl Rove invented and perfected the negative attack ad.  It is this political attack ad that has created a toxic, fearful & divisive political climate in Washington.  The idea of the negative attack is to define your opponent as bad, before he is able to get to your weaknesses. While the attack ad was evolving it was played out a lot with half-truths. Political consultants would take a small piece of truth and spin it,  the lie deriving its power from the altered truth. We see this in the Russian narrative. The attack ad is now politics as usual.   High paid political consultants call it a science. It’s not. However they do have a bucket full of very dirty tricks. One dirty trick is to  repeat a lie often enough and they believe it then becomes true. Is this why they beat the false Russian narrative to death? Boring!!!!

Tell you something, it isn’t working and this is why:

Useful Idiot
People are not all the same, they think differently so you have to talk to each one directly, the collective message is way out of touch – why rallies and social media works. Television and Main Stream Media is dying.


2016 the “Forgotten Middle Man” found a new leader and a Movement was Born

Over the last eight years the idle rich have used the idle poor to steal from the hardworking man in the middle.

Low information voters get their information, not through study, not through research on the web but from Main Stream Media. Main Stream Media is oppositional, it is in their genes,  and so as a result almost everything the LEFT believes is oppositional. They are against global warming, against the 2nd Amendment, against the unborn, against the military, against American exceptionalism, against immigration reform and tax reform, but most of all they are against Republicans and Trump. This is a fertile climate for Marxists who specialize in demonization of thier opponents.

This violent attack on a lawmaker (Scalise) was going too far, yet it is applauded by MSM and the LEFT.

To change this we will have to get more Americans up to where they can have an individual solution rather than a collective handout.

How can Congress help? There is a simple fix and with their very lives now threatened will Congress have tthe courage to make the necessary changes? In Norway they limit the TV time allowed for political advertising.  Each party is given a slot to make their main points; no time allowed for knocking down political opponents. We should be doing the same thing here in America. Nobody enjoys these negative ads.

Fix the false narrative embraced by the violent LEFT or we lose America.

 

False Narrative # Three
Trump’s Travel Ban is Unconstitutional – False 

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This is the CLASSIC LIE.   You take a datum true within a certain set of circumstances and you transplant it into a totally different set of circumstances and you get the classic lie. 

(Nineth Circuit Court needs to go back to school and restudy Mathematical set theory and how it applies to judicial logic.)

It is true that it is unconstitutional to discriminate on the basis of race or religion WHEN DEALING WITH THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA.  Your set here is the nation. We have evolved to a good point where our laws are now blind to race or religion or gender and this is protected at the highest level in the set that is America by the USA Constitution.

However, know that this is a set that includes ONLY American Citizens.

So what these courts have done is transplant one set of values and rules, and transplanted these into a different set of circumstances. When we are dealing with immigrants and refugees we have a different group, a different set with different rules. The Constitutional protections only apply to  American citizens

In examining who we should let into our country we should always put the safety and the law and order of America first.  Does the immigrant applying for the privilege of joining our citizenry, pose a threat to the American social contract? It is a very good question and it is a question our President has rightly asked.

The Trump travel bans control entry of immigrants from chaotic foreign countries who don’t have a documented history. We have to be able to spot a pattern of prior criminal intent. If there is no documented record we are unable to do this and the immigrant is disqualified not on race, but on his inability to present proper documentation and historical record. Becoming an American is a privilege, not a right and the onus is on the immigrant to provide proper documentation. The immigration authorities are also tasked with askin, is this new potential American able to support self, family and the nation? Americans want partners not parasites.

We are dealing with yet another different set when we look at Refugees. If there is ANY DANGER the refugee will have to go on welfare and become a burden to a state already overburdened with debt, that refugee must be sent home. If there is any danger the refugee will not be able to learn our language and progress at a viable rate in our schools, he must be disqualified. Sorry. The onus on coming up to standard is on the refugee. We do not owe the rest of the world anything.

That this has anything to do with race is a false narrative.

A refugee who does not speak our language will have a hard time in our schools. A refugee who doesn’t understand and respect our culture will turn our everyday life into a powder keg.

Trumps’ Travel Bans are fully Constitutional.

 

False Narrative # Four
Hillary won the Popular Vote – False.

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Queen Hillary was crowned by Wall Street. America did not want her.

Trump won the Electoral College by a Landslide. It was stated Hillary won the popular vote but this is questionable when you take into account results from third party candidates and voter fraud.  In 2016 America was clearly leaning right even in the popular vote.

Relevant to the popular vote narrative is also evidence of voter fraud where illegals were voting for Hillary. Judicial Watch has uncovered massive voter fraud in South Carolina. Judicial Watch uses Freedom of Information and legal suits to get at the truth.

Conclusion: That Hillary won the popular vote is more PROPAGANDA than it is truth.

 

False Narrative # Six
Trump and the GOP are Racists – False 

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“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make our world safe for diversity.”  – John F. Kennedy

During the Primary Election of 2016 and the fight for power between Trump & Hillary there was intense slander.  America would do well to reform its libel laws.  Things said by candidates are frequently twisted.

Trump is opposed to illegal immigration and unvetted refugees and travel from unsettled countries  This has been twisted to LABEL him a racist. Certainly MSM has called him a racist. The Black Caucus has called him a racist. Hillary called him a racist.   Obama-appointed judges have called him racist.  Why do they always attack others for thier own sins?

Let us examine the facts here:

Trump has employed persons of every race, pays women much or more than men,  As an employer his company history shows him in no way a bigot.

Where he clashes with the  LEFT is that he expects all Americans to learn a trade, get a job, support their families and contribute to the nation. He expects Americans to follow the law. He sees all men as equal, provided they are legal and no man is more equal than others.

We have serious situation with immigration and refugees in America and it is a situation that was not of Trump’s making. There is much lawlessness South of the Border and we do not want it spilling into America. Crime from unvetted immigrants and refugees has become a problem to the safety of America.

We have eleven million plus immigrants living illegally in America and although this number has dropped under Trump, until the wall is built we have no control over criminal elements entering our country.

More than half of illegal immigrants came here to escape poverty or crime in Mexico (and more recently they are coming from other Latin American countries)

The real problem is in Mexico.  Beautiful country, same continent ask yourself why is Mexico poor and America rich? Reason: they don’t have and honor our constitution or have our language rooted in rule of law.

The solution is not for us to accept these people in our country for they threaten our safety and are a welfare burden.  The sane and the compassionate solution is for America to teach Mexico how to control their drugs and crime and to show them how to put in a workable system of government.

Trump did not create the illegal problem, yet he has been willing to face it and handle it.

Congress makes the laws, the judges interpret the laws, and the President exists to enforce the laws. Trump may be the first president in a long time actually doing his job but sadly he is obstructed on every side.

Proving again that Trump is in no way racist and a strong supporter of Diversity is the choice of school for his son Barron. Not following in the tradition of past presidents, the Trumps looked afield for a stimulating environment but also one rich in diversity

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Eight years ago before the rise of inverse racism there was a strong push within corporate America to foster diversity.  One of the most successful programs was the art-centered diversity event. The best of all cultures is found in the art and music, and this raises morale and shows us we are all the same, although delightfully different.

Man is not the color of his skin, the size of his nose or even his genetic heritage.

We are spiritual beings, and first and foremost, we are Americans, one nation under God.

Quote for the Week

Seven things that will destroy us:

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Religion without sacrifice
Science without Humanity
Business without Ethics

&
Politics without Principle 

 

 

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Understanding Comey

Is Comey the good guy?  

If you have heart and are informed, you should be in no doubt, reader,
that the world is now on the tipping point.

Restore a healthy Balance of Power

Here is proof that he was part of the Deep State and it seems what the Deep State is wanting is war with Russia and China.  This was revealed by Brennan in Australia this last week and relayed to me by Larouche PAC. Perhaps Brennan and the Deep State thought we were not listening.

Sign the petition to Congress to stop this UNPRODUCTIVE WITCH-HUNT 

America doesn’t want another world war, this IS not why we elected Donald Trump.

What America wants is for us to MAGA, to rebuild and there are some exciting things happening in the world, where China is engieering an economic recovery through an exciting infrastructure initiative that they have invited us to be a part of.   When  swamp dwellers engage in obstruction to protect an unfair power and privilege, we have to stop them. Not only in the USA but also in the world, the financial elites are losing their power. It may seem that we are going backwards but actually we are making quite good progress. Before the Trump era, corruption was buried deep underground, but now as the swamp bubbles up, we are able to see the bad more clearly. Finally we are able to see the good and the bad and the ugly.

Comey’s testimony, rather than setting up Trump for an obstruction of justice charge, instead proved conclusively that Comey was a primary leaker and that in fact he has always been part of the Deep State. Schumer told Trump, don’t mess with the Deep State, they can get you from every which way, but Trump ignored him and pressed on. Comey tried to blackmail Trump, but Trump pressed on. We have a good leader.

There is also evidence now surfacing that Comey has a history of protecting Hillary in her long string of criminal endeavors and being paid off as a result.

The big assumption underlying the Comey situation is that Russia is bad. Take three steps back and really look at this and get rid of fixed ideas. Then go honestly research this. I, personally have found no evidence that Russia has done anything bad to America in this new century. I will turn on Russia ONLY WHEN CONGRESS INVESTIGATES RUSSIA and issues a war or enemy declaration based not on “think” but on bad actions tabulated in writing.  So far in this Russian collusion situation I have failed to see anything other than phobia and fabrication.

A person is not bad because “they” say he is bad, this is politics by fabrication and phobia. In America with our Constitution and Rule of Law we should be able to rise above cabal & rumor. Could the Russia nothing-burger be just another false narrative to lead us into an ugly war?

(From Larouche Pac)

June 9, 2017 – Lyndon LaRouche called upon the American people to shut down the coup underway against President Trump which was fed Thursday by the lying testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. LaRouche said that the coup is an FBI-type operation attempting to destroy the United States, and if it is not stopped, the world will face general warfare.

On June 7, former Director of National Intelligence Clapper revealed the actual motivation for the coup against Trump in remarks in Australia. He said that Trump’s openness to peace with Russia—the platform upon which Trump was elected by the American people—was itself wholly against U.S. national security interests, in effect, equivalent to treason. It was already known in official Washington well before the election, that President Obama, in collusion with the British, candidate Clinton, DNI head Clapper, CIA head Brennan, and FBI head Comey, had steered the U.S. on a war course with Russia and China, which was meant to be fully activated with Clinton’s election.

Trump was elected instead, triggering the coup which has followed. President Trump has kept his promise and established better relations with both Russia and China, who are seeking cooperation with the United States in developing the world based on great infrastructure projects. That is the only issue here.

Comey backed that up Thursday in a long rant against Russia as a mortal enemy, in response to a question from Senator Joe Manchin.

Here’s how the actual conspiracy worked in general outline. According to Comey’s own words and their actual implication, on January 6th, FBI Director Comey is selected by Obama’s intelligence chiefs to do a “J. Edgar Hoover” on Trump, briefing him on salacious blackmail material fabricated by British intelligence and Clinton campaign operative Christopher Steele. It is a pure Hoover blackmail operation. Comey signals to Trump, “give up your fantasy about cooperation with Russia and we won’t release this.” Trump doesn’t budge. The very next day the whole Steele dossier is leaked all over the international news media, accusing the President-elect of perverse sexual acts with Russian hookers. Comey admitted as much in his testimony Thursday, saying he was aware that this briefing could be construed as a “J. Edgar Hoover moment,” in response to a question from Senator Susan Collins of Maine. During this meeting, Comey assured Trump that the President wasn’t under FBI investigation. Comey goes out and writes a classified memo about the briefing and the President’s responses. Was this memo shared with the British? Who else was it shared with?

Comey claims that he wrote this up because he thought the President would lie. This is hogwash. Comey had already been targeted to bring down the President, to entrap him, if Trump did not back down on seeking better relations with Russia and China. That James Comey set out to entrap the President, is the only logical conclusion which can be drawn from Comey’s testimony in response to questions by various Republican Senators.

First, Senator James Risch: I remember, you talked with us shortly after February 14th, when the New York Times wrote an article that suggested that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians… that report by the New York Times was not true. Is that a fair statement?

Comey: In the main it was not true.

With respect to the alleged Michael Flynn conversation:

Risch: You quoted exactly what the President said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”… He didn’t direct you to let it go?

Comey: Not in his words, no.

Risch: He didn’t order you to let it go?

Comey: Again, those words are not an order.

Risch: You don’t know of anyone being charged for hoping something?

Comey: I don’t as I sit here.

In any truthful scenario that should have ended the matter there.

Various Republican Senators asked Comey repeatedly, why, if the President had asked for his loyalty, had told him to drop the Flynn investigation (which was a false statements investigation that the President in all probability did not even know about), why did he not report it to the Attorney General?

Alternatively, why did he not threaten to resign, as he had done previously in a confrontation with President George W. Bush? Why keep meeting with the President, telling the President he was not under investigation, while refusing to tell the public the same thing, and returning to strategize with FBI agents about what was said and the next steps. Comey admitted during his testimony that he did not do logical things, including telling the President to stop any improper conduct, because the FBI had decided that these conversations were of “investigative interest,” i.e, Comey, acting as an undercover informant, had not yet succeeded in completely setting up President Trump.

Comey includes Assistant FBI Director McCabe in the circle of people he was briefing on all of his interchanges with the President. Unfortunately for Comey and this entire “obstruction of justice” scenario, McCabe testified under oath to Congress following all of these events, that there had been no effort by Trump or anyone else to interfere with or obstruct the FBI investigation. In fact, Comey himself testified to the Senate Thursday that prior to his firing, there was no investigation of President Trump for either obstruction of justice or collusion with the Russians.

In a statement following Comey’s staged performance, President Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz denied that the President ever asked Comey to let the Michael Flynn matter go, ever pressured Comey, or ever asked for Comey’s “loyalty.” Kasowitz appropriately emphasized these parts of Comey’s testimony:

  • The alleged Russian hacking did not change any votes.
  • The President told Comey that if any of his satellite associates did something wrong it would be good to find that out.
  • James Comey admitted that he leaked all of his memos about his conversations with President Trump to the New York Times, in order to provoke the appointment of a Special Prosecutor. At least one of these memos was classified.

Whether this continues or not is a question for the American people and their representatives.

As LaRouche said, it is time for the people to speak and end this disruptive and highly dangerous attempted coup. It’s also time for the coup plotters to be investigated, including the treasonous news media.

Comment from Grandma Thunder

  1. We have to hold Comey accountable for both Obama and Hillary’s Crimes which he failed to investigate and handle.  These went down on his watch.
  2. We have a chance now, with AG Sessions, DAG Rosenstein and the new FBI director – all good men.  Minimally what these good men need to do is put a head on a pike.  A Comey head and a Hillary head would do wonders for the trust in justice that America has sadly lost.  There has to be a prosecution; there has to be action. If they fail to act they will take on the condition of the prior administration.
  3. It is a very sad day for America when we see that our justice has been dominated by phobia, fabrication, and blackmail.  True justice is a beautiful thing. It is what sets America apart from the world.
  4. It will still be awhile before the swamp stops bubbling. Now still a lot of hot air coming off, especially from Main Stream Media who are colluding with the Deep State to create trumped up charges against Trump.
  5. If all men of good will fail to stand up and demand good justice, we will lose America

NOW WE ALSO KNOW THAT COMEY AND HIS OTHER DEEP STATE OPERATIVES, HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS. 

Quote for the Week 

 As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Understanding Entitlements

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Power lasts only within a framework of balance. It was the American Constitution that gave our country its chance to be great and prosperous and to become a Super Power This is because there was a natural balance between the Executive, Judiciary and the Legislature. The anchor of the system is free and fair elections, making sure that government occurs ONLY with the consent of the people. It was the Constitution that gave America a chance to vote out crime and corruption. It was the American Constitution that gave our nation the time to get its act together and make things work in America.

So what went wrong? Sadly, over time the gap between the rich and the poor grew wider. There has developed a break in reality between the Elites and the people.  The elites are now out of touch. This is what set the stage for the upset election of 2016.

There are those who look at this income inequality and envy & resent the wealth of others.  Their solution is for government to take from the rich and give to them (socialism) but it is not quite that simple.  For the last eight years we have had a government leaning LEFT, pushing a semi- socialist agenda and this did nothing to address the income inequality, in fact the gap between rich and poor widened with the banks growing even bigger. They were taking from he man in the middle, the hardworking forgotten man, and giving to the “useful idiots” the idle poor. Unemployment soared.

The way socialism survives is with a central bank printing all the money. Without this “manna from heaven” the system falls apart.  Do you now see why socialism has become so popular with the global banking elite who run the world of finance? Central banks have their own scam  a different scam, messing with the production cycle in order to create a false demand. Then they pass the costs along to the people in the form of creeping inflation. The people buy this, but only as long as it is done on gentle gradient. Runaway inflation is always accompanied by riots.

Socialism needs this unlimited supply of money to pay for their unlimited entitlements.

Congress has also entitled banks, giving them unfair usury rules. e.g. The whole student loan crisis falls apart if we abolish compound interest. There is actually no good reason for banks to charge compound interest on student loans or mortgages.

There is a lot that has been corrupt in government but can you isolate just one attribute that makes government bad; bad government is coercive. Bad leaders use the force and power of government to take from some to give to others.  Bad leaders seek to force their values on all the people and this without the consent of the governed. Bad leaders bypass “the power of choice” in their people; this power of choice is the essential attribute that fuels innovation.  Socialism is a scam & thrives on creating benefit for the “idle” rich while giving to the “idle” poor. Finally as Margaret Thatcher so aptly observed, you run out of other people’s money, and the system collapses in upon itself. We have many examples in history of a socialistic country falling into crisis and decline.

Without a government of force Socialism doesn’t work. And so we have:

  1. Controlled voting (voter fraud) The election is decided by elites before the voting.
  2. Fake News (Media conglomerates with a single message) If they all spout the same narrative we spot that they are fake. True reality is multi-faceted. Honest reporting will have many different messages.
  3. Freedom of speech squashed; the force of justice is misused to suppress free thought and free speech and bulldoze opposition.
  4. Force & violence are used on any & all who disagree.
  5. In a socialist-leaning regime you are likely to find a nasty trail of murders
  6. Then here are the ALINSKY Rules designed to keep the horrible, deplorable people subservient, while all the time bribing them with free services.

The communist Lenin created a set of rules to help keep the power for the elites. His ideas were codified by Saul Alinsky, a favorite of Hillary and Obama. Here is Alinsky’s advice to the crooked politicians who want to hold onto an elite and unfair privilege.

  1. Class Warfare:Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor, and all other factions. Pit one faction against the other. Easier to keep the people down, if you keep them busy fighting each other.
  2. Religion: Religion brings with it a Moral Code that is awkward for the crooked elite, and puts them in danger. Elites MUST take out God. People have to worship the State.
  3. Education– take control of what people listen to or watch or read. Also take control of the Education agenda; what children are taught will define the future.
  4. Welfare– take control of all aspects of welfare – if the people are beholden to the State they will be too afraid of losing their livelihood to revolt.
  5. Gun Control– you have to remove the ability of the people to defend themselves against an oppressive government.
  6. Increase Debt– in this way you can increase taxation, poverty and fear.
  7. Poverty– Increase poverty – poor people are far easier to control and keep under wraps. They will be too tired to rise up and turn against you.
  8. Healthcare– Control Healthcare and you control all the people

America rejected Hillary & Obama’s Saul Allinsky ideas, leaving us with a fight on our hands to restore the American Constitution & reaffirm American exceptionalism.  This is a gigantic war of ideas playing out in the American Republic. Socialism invaded our colleges, where snowflakes, overburdened by student debt, are ripe recruits for socialism. There is a better way

Central to the problem is a confusion regarding “rights” as defined in the American Declaration of Independence and “rights” as codified in the United Nations Bill of Rights. These “rights” mean different things.  

Jefferson affirmed that in a free society government is not valid UNLESS it is derived from the CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE to so be governed. This was a new and very radical idea, timeless actually, as applicable today as it was then in the seventeen hundreds.

Jefferson talked about natural rights, rights inherent in human nature and there was a reason for this. The King’s England justified their form of government on heredity, class, race, and wealth. To give a higher validity to his revolutionary argument than “the divine right of kings” Jefferson claimed God-given rights or natural rights for America, God being higher than a mighty king. It is this idea (often repudiated by the left leaning Academia) that has caught on in the world, with America shining the light of liberty, as a beacon and an anchor.

It is important to differentiate between the American Constitutional “rights” and the “rights” as listed in the articles of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a stable datum in the European Union. Could it be that this good document is actually flawed and wants correction; is this why the British decided to leave the EU and set a new direction for mankind? Is this why America rose up to reject global and embrace “America First” to reaffirm our commitment to Liberty?

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The writers of the Universal Declaration of Rights saw that all men have equal rights that should be protected under law, but this declaration must have been written by envious men. These men tried to level the playing field by using the power of government to take from some and give to others (without the consent of the governed).

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Here is a child as she stands on the threshold of life, filled with wonder:

  1. Is she in any way concerned with Social Security?
  2. Is she concerned with education? Maybe so, but should such Education be of a Federal or Global nature or should it be local? e.g. She does not need to learn the same survival skills as a tribal child in Afghanistan, or how to milk a cow in Africa. And who should pay for this free-propaganda education?
  3.  Is it important to her to be able to have asylum from persecution, to transplant into other countries? And who will pay for this relocation?
  4. Should she have the right to free healthcare? Who is to pay for it?
  5. Are her gender rights a matter for global or Federal coercion?
  6. Does she have the universal right to rest and adequate leisure, and holidays with pay?
  7. Ought the government give her food stamps, free lodging, and as they now want to do in EU, a Cost of Living Allowance?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a great effort but in it we find what is going wrong in the EU, and why there was a BREXIT. As the EU global and socialistic ideas penetrate America, we are left with a fight on our hands. In fact history shows us that Socialists will go on fighting us until we tame them. It is a PR war and they have lots of money, and they ahve had more than half a century to perfect their diabolic PR propaganda techniques. Did you know that Public Relations was actually created by Rockefeller? So why do they need to scam us and fight us? This is because they derive their energy from the efforts of others and so must steal.  It is a sad truth that such envious people cannot innovate, cannot build, cannot create their own wealth. They have to take from others by mis-using the force of government.

In 2016 America chose to go back to being a constitutional Republic and rejected the global views of the LEFT and socialistic views of the United Nations. America decided they wanted to function under the Constitution and the American Founding Principles where government is based on the consent of the governed and a constitution that polices corruption.

The declaration of American Independence affirms a spiritual component that is very beautiful:

“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; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

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A Silent Coup Sitting on a “Gravy Train”

Can ” King” Obama still harm America?

obama shredsusTrump won the election and America should have moved on.

Now it seems America is fighting “the Resistance”. Is this a global plan to bring Obama back for his ” third term”? Men like Obama (no moral compass) do not give up power easily. As puppets they are very attractive to those rich men who pull the strings globally. The ruling elites (first time in almost a century) no longer have a puppet in the White House.

As the LEFT plans this insurrection, it seems billionaire SOROS (with his black Antifa) is right in there funding and orchestrating this unrest

George Soros has said  “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States of America.” Bankers like George SOROS fight sane banking regulation. They treat the world economy as a casino. Rumor is SOROS lost a billion after Trump was elected.

Go to Wikipedia to read Soros’ own words from his books and articles that describe his tried and true system for taking down a country – or “regime change” is what he  calls it. (sic)

Step One: Form a shadow government using humanitarian aid as cover.

Step Two: Control the airwaves. Fund existing radio and TV outlets and take control over them or start your own outlets.

Step Three: Destabilize the state, weaken the government and build an anti-government kind of feeling in the country. You exploit an economic crisis or take advantage of an existing crisis — pressure from the top and the bottom. This will allow you to weaken the government and build anti-government public sentiment.

Step Four: Sow unrest.

Step Five: Provoke an election crisis. You wait for an election and during the election, you cry voter fraud.

Step Six: Take power. You stage massive demonstrations, civil disobedience, sit-ins, general strikes and you encourage activism. You promote voter fraud and tell followers what to do through your radio and television stations. Incitement and violence are conducted at this stage.

Step Seven: Outlast your opponent.

How far along are we down this slippery path?

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We are already at Step six.

In choosing Trump as his opponent Soros erred. I don’t think Trump is going to crumble. Nor do I think the people of America will just lie down and let this ugly movement roll over us.  There are too many people of goodwill with a deep love for this country.

Under Soros’s “regime change” all nations are required to surrender their sovereignty to a one world government with no constitutional restraints.

Definition of Fascism: using force and violence on those who fail to see things your way.  Reagan warned us that if Fascism came to America, it would come from the LEFT.

It seems now that the black masked ANTIFA are everywhere but are they engaged in peaceful protest? Sadly, no. These are paid and trained thugs, in fact they are the true fascists. We know this because we see how the ANTIFA uprisings are so carefully orchestrated. There is nothing spontaneous in the Resistance of 2017.

OBAMA’S STATS:
Median Household Income – no increase in his 8 years as President.
Labor participation rate, the lowest in 40 years, 62.6%.
Number of Americans on food stamps up 14% to 45.36 million.
Poverty rate since 2008 shot up 17% to 47 million Americans.
Home ownership has dropped 4% to 63.7%.
National debt has almost doubled from 10.62 Trillion to almost 20 Trillion!!!!
Executive Clout For the first time ever, America’s credit ration was downgraded in 2011.
A record 95 million Americans are NOT in the labor force.

OBAMA’S CRIMES

Gave $150 Billion to Iran, world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism; traded 5 high ranking Taliban terrorists for one traitor; in his final hours, released $221 million in aid to Palestine; lifted American control of the Internet.

And there is more . . . .

From SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Why is Obama staying in Washington? Why did Valerie Jarrett move in? 

You have this what we call shadow government, deep state of career bureaucrats, these are Obama appointees that are working hard and undermining every single solitary day everything that Trump wants to do; this is not by accident. I’ve done a lot of deep background talking to people about where all this is coming from. Where are these leaks coming from? And without fail they all discuss the shadow government, deep state government. The deep state is their term that they’re telling me. Those career bureaucrats. Those holdovers from the Obama administration. And you’ve got to understand here. They are undermining the president.” [Premiere Radio Network, The Sean Hannity Show, 3/3/2017)

And having come out and said this, Sean Hannity is himself now under attack at Fox News.

These injustices will not cease until all criminals from the past eight years are brought to justice. They asked for it setting up a shadow government, they brought their crimes into Trump’s government. Shadow government is dangerous to our Constitutional Republic. Frieze their assets, lock them up.

Not all civil workers are bad. It is true that many are loath to turn on the hand that feeds them. It will take awhile but they will wake up and realize on which side their bread is now being buttered. They will come in line.

On the other hand, Obama’s “Gravy Train” poses an enormous threat to the Trump administration. When you get in the habit of accepting something for nothing this is a criminal attitude so it is these people seek out corrupt leaders, and gravitate to criminal acts. When they cross the line they must be locked up.

The biggest challenge to the GOP lies in a bloated federal government that uses criminal clout to control spending. They do this  BY THREATENING TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. If the government were shut down would it not be a good thing. This is an opportunity to sort out those who are really in need; still have a moral compass and differentiate them from the sluggards and illegals who are just along for the ride.  Trump could set a precedent, after every shutdown record how many unnecessary government workers we were able to lay off.

Sob story those poor postal workers.  Why did the Federal Government get into the postal service, UPS and FEDex do a better job.

A statistic that measures the pruning of the Federal Government, now that would be a grand statistic to keep.  There should be some reward for sifting the grain from the chaff. If this were the focus Congress and the Senate would begin to look forward to the periodic government shutdowns.

Think on this, if you give a child a toy and then try to take it away without replacing it, you are going to have a tantrum on your hands. Don’t blame Trump for all this vulgar “hissy fit protests”.  Obama and the LEFT created the unrest, both directly and indirectly. This is criminal behavior.

The Obama and SOROS ‘s play book is Saul Allinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” the codification of Lenin’s guide for one-world domination.

Here are the Alllinsky rules.

  1. Class Warfare: Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor, and all other factions. Pit one faction against the other. Easier to keep the people down, if you keep them busy fighting each other.
  2. Religion: Religion brings with it a Moral Code that is at best awkward for the crooked elite, and at worst dangerous. Elites MUST remove God from all things public.
  3. Education – take control of what people listen to or watch or read. Also take control of the Education agenda; what children are taught will define our future.
  4. Welfare – take control of all aspects of welfare – if the people are beholden to the State they will be too afraid of losing their livelihood to revolt.
  5. Gun Control – you have to remove the ability of the people to defend themselves against an oppressive government.
  6. Increase Debt – in this way you can increase taxation, poverty and fear.
  7. Poverty – Increase poverty – poor people are far easier to control
  8. Healthcare – Control Healthcare and you control the people

Does any of this sound familiar?

It is hard on those pawns on the Gravy Train  who have been persuaded to use FORCE to try to keep an unfair privilege. The good news is NOW we can see them and their intentions clearly. If they cross the mark, we can deport them, or lock them up.

We have here a failure in education, useful idiots do not understand the electoral college, the American Constitution or our system of government. The marxist/global/socialist bosses know full well that  if you give people too many freebies it is hard to draw back and take them away.  Their whole play book is immoral and the challenge of this new administration is the challenge of how to undo and drain the swamp. A government shutdown is a good place to start.  If Congress doesn’t so its job, Trump should veto bills that drip of bad spending.

You wan to see this clearly:

On the bad side: “Vulgar Liberal Protests” and “Might is Right” and a break down of “Rule of Law”. Recognize also the subversion in our institutions aimed at the disintegration of our culture. Spot also the ongoing efforts to undermine our Republic and our Constitution.

On the other side is Patriots and “Make America Great Again”

How should Patriots react? We make the Resistance irrelevant. What they seek is ATTENTION so we do not give it them. Ignore the tantrums. Ignore the Maxine Waters and Chuck Schumer.  It is a lot of (often vulgar) noise signifying nothing.

Then we demand that our elected representatives investigate and find the crimes, that they have the courage to bring corrupt politicians to justice and LOCK THEM UP.

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We struggle mainly with ignorant lawmakers, judges and low information voters.

This new President has a firm grip on power AND HE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP whatever the resistance.

It is time for Trump to end the corrupt relationship between the IDLE rich and the IDLE poor and put America and the world back to work.

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Song at one of the Trump Rallies

Do you hear the people sing?

Singing a song of angry men?

It is the music of a people

Who will not be slaves again!

When the beating of your heart

Echoes the beating of the drums

There is a life about to start

When tomorrow comes!

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Understanding Justice (updated June)

The time has come to fix America’s Justice 

draintheswampTrump trusted Comey and that trust was betrayed. When the Treason became clear to all but  swamp dwellers, Comey.got fired.  The shame is on Comey not on Trump.

The rumor is that Eric Holder now wants to run for President in 2020. LOL. Maybe he would reappoint Comey?  Before we go that route, let’s take a good, hard look at the Justice Legacy left to us by the previous administration; James Comey, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Hillary & Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

To  Make America Great Again, it seems that all Trump has to do, is to fix American justice. 

The Left’s Justice Legacy 

What they gave us was an AG threatening to prosecute American citizens for doubting climate-change an extreme abuse of judicial power.  It is irrelevant whether climate change is real or not, the disagreement is protected under the first amendment of the constitution. 

Then there is the office of the AG prosecuting a baker because on religious grounds the baker chooses not to do business with LGBT.  This violates religious freedom and is also unconstitutional.  (Good progress in the last eight years in letting gays marry – but this is an entirely different issue)

What we had is an AG threatening to prosecute ‘right wing extremists’; LOL defined as someone owning a gun, who target practices. This is unconstitutional.

For the last year we have had the weirdest FBI investigation into collusion between Trump & Russia. So far nothing has surfaced; an enormous amount of smoke but no fire. Should Justice be dominated by fabrication and phobia at enormous cost to the American taxpayer? In Comey’s senate hearing the fabrication and phobia became clear for everybody to see.  With the appointment of Mueller to now “investigate”  obstruction of justice, the demonization of Trump and Putin continues.

2008-2016 we had a President autocratically imposing his view of life, his idea of what is right and wrong on the American Citizen supported by a mandate from a past election that was questionable at best. (With these new autocratic dictatorial powers that he assumed, had HIllary won, how long before we are “forced” to agree that any President has the right to tell us how we have to think, and feel and act; that is not too far from bringing the inquisition and thought police to the U.S.A. An Executive has no right to establish our moral code, or what is considered RIGHT and WRONG, UNDER LAW. This is why we have elected representatives so that our values filter up through a democratic process to become the law of the land.

Under Obama what we have had is an Intelligence Department created by a President, reporting directly to the President. This is a collapse of Justice and the Executive.

Under Obama in the Deep State we have had created special courts, in no way open to congressional oversight. This is unconstitutional. 

We have had Trade deals proposed that set up International justice tribunals that can override the Supreme Court. This takes away our sovereignty.

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What we have also had is loyalist Power Czars hired and fired by the President; none of whom were ratified by the Senate. This is a collapse of Executive and Legislature. 

What we have under Obama is a president bombing a sovereign nation without congressional authorization.  This is a collapse of the Executive and the Legislature. 

Another good question: Does Obama’s “deep state” serve or benefit from International Socialism and Radical Islam, this we suspect but we do not know.  What we do know is that we have witnessed these movements growing exponentially over the last eight years.We do not know the facts because the FBI has not been doing its job.

In the Obama administration we had a Secretary of State getting paid by foreign governments. This payola is specifically banned by the Constitution of the U.S.A. Then as the democratic candidate she also lied to the FBI and was allowed to get away with it – no justice there

Then there is the subject of voter integrity; a function of justice. Several court rulings have abolished Voter ID as a qualification to voting. So we have had more than 3 million illegal immigrants voting in this last election.  Of even deeper concern is the integrity of the voting machines. Evidence has been surfacing that many of these vote-counting machines are untrustworthy, many owned by democratic donor George SOROS. Is it not the task of JUSTICE to verify these machines, for they were not set up right. Can Trump Justice get this all fixed so that the voter can once again trust his system? The good news is Judicial Watch is investigating and suing states that do not clean up their act.

Executive Clout Sadly for the last eight years we have had a very charming, charismatic president, but one who seemed to think he was an elected king, was there not a big confusion there? He was fine with the power to wage secret war, and to spy on anyone and everyone, without any congressional oversight or public explanation.Backed by his corrupt mentor, George Soros Obama did harm to America, and continues so to do. Obama has staid in Washington to mastermind the resistance.

So I put this to you, does this descend into “might is right” not make our elections a mere (mighty expensive) circus? America was founded to get away from a corrupt king, are we going backwards

How much taxpayer money is Mueller spending on a newly fabricated investigation.  The witch hunt (Trump & Putin) continues. We see this as a witch hunt in the lack of specifics in the  million accusations that are all top-filled with generalities all coming from swamp dwellers.The MSM narratives also attributed to unnamed sources furthers justice that has decended into fabrication. MSMs effort to repeat the lie often enough to create a truth FOR LOW INFORMATION VOTERS who only get data from television. It is coming from the Left, from MSM and also from the Deep State and is a very sophisticated misuse of propaganda.

America is rejecting the false narratives.

And talking of going backwards, in an age where transparency is entirely possible, it broaches this scary question: what if  economic policy and foreign policy is determined rather by “the Deep State” than by a Democratic or our Republican Congress, President or Judiciary? Has the Deep State usurped the power, taken over the executive clout and have they been bypassing the consent of the governed, making elections irrelevant?

Such is the Justice Legacy left to us by the past administration.

Now (June 17) Obama is again hiding key information on his justice appointees in his presidential library, a library that doesn’t even exist yet.  Judicial Watch is being blocked from getting the data on the Rice unmasking of Trump.

Americans pay lip service to the idea of a separation of powers between the Executive, Justice and the Legislature, but I don’t think many understand it.

We do now know that Obama & the Deep State were waging illegal wars in our name. What we don’t know but suspect is that they were also trying to take down America.

An unjust society is in no way a safe society. An unjust society is in no way an orderly society and an unjust society is never a prosperous society. To make America Great Again we have to restore constitutional justice.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

The gradient step in this direction would be to once again EDUCATE the children and to EDUCATE the people on these principles so we all come to understand how it was that America once upon a time, long ago, became truly good and truly great!

We are not just any nation, we are not just any people, we are Americans.

To eliminate strife clean up justice.

Quote for the Week

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, JUSTICE, honor, duty, mercy, hope
Winston Churchill

Understanding Bad Legislation

Dirty Tricks have been used to pass Bad Laws

We have a sound system given us by the founders. And it works but if we don’t find & INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE the enemies within, we could be losing America to global oppression.

When we talk of making a law, this is the ideal: One transparent source, one subject, one bill, enough time for politicians to read the bill, enough time for the electorate to weigh in on the bill, a simple up/down vote ON THAT ONE SUBJECT and a two thirds majority where applicable. Could it be simpler? Simple is good.

Sadly this is not how it works in Washington. Do you wonder why Congress has such a low approval rating?

LOL. The Senate has just voted in favor of a continuing resolution, a funding bill for the Federal Government’s spending until Dec. 9.

The only problem is that there was no bill. They were voting on a nothing. 

There was no text for this bill, yet the Senate voted 89-7 to proceed to this nonexistent bill. This is a 2016 government spending bill that should have been written and discussed and negotiated and published long before Congress went on vacation.

Congress has the job to make laws but it also has the power to set budgets and thereby control spending. This gives them the means to curb excesses or corruption in the Executive or the Judiciary. The three functions of government should be balanced one against the other. No more.

In Sept 2016 there are two federal excesses Republicans should have been controlling, the Internet handover and secondly the the high cost & ethics of the “Refugee Invasion” Neither was addressed in this the latest McConnell sellout.

If voting on a bill that doesn’t even exist were not so potentially tragic, it would be laughable. 

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The Mitch McConnell-Harry Reid era has witnessed a Senate that is less transparent, where individual members are less aware of their rights, and where there is a growing centralization of power in the leader’s office.

Not okay 

McConnell finally produced the bill giving Senators only four days to study it before voting (two of these were weekend days)  Was it planned to slide this through while everybody’s attention was on the first Debate?

Sadly, this is not the first time this irresponsibility has happened.

The Story of Glass-Steagall 

Glass Steagall (1933 -1999) was legislation that curbed income inequality. The biggest challenge we face to day is income inequality.

Glass Steagall was repealed right at the end of Bill Clinton’s watch and it has been said that this and the irresponsible deregulation that occurred during the Clinton second term, sewed the seeds for the BIG CRASH of 2008. Robert E. Rubin and Mr. Summers, also culpable for our current economic woes, still maintain strong influence in the Hilary campaign. Neither has been investigated nor prosecuted.

TBTF

Glass- Steagall was designed to limit conflicts of interest and the creation of over bloated banks with questionable assets that in 2016 are again getting too-big-to-fail.

Banks would never have needed the bail-outs, while still being banned by Glass Steagall from underwriting securities. Glass Steagall is a simple law and it forces banks to choose between being a simple lender or an underwriter (brokerage). It is a good law and it worked for half a century.  It could work again today. Derivatives (which were banned by the Glass Steagall) are fast creating the next financial crisis. We have a dangerous situation with even more banks that are too big to fail.

Along with this forming bubble, is the unsustainable debt the quality needed most in the next president of 2016 is a clean slate with regards to finances. Even more than that we need a STRONG president to help us handle any fallout that may occur from what is still a condition laid in by Bill Clinton, his economic advisers and the big banks.

The story of the Federal Reserve

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The Federal Reserve Act was enacted on December 23rd 1913 to create the Federal Reserve and the Central Banking System.  It was slipped through Congress while most of the delegates were away on holiday!

How effective has the Federal Reserve been in managing our money?  Statistics show they did turn the economy around in 2008, but that the recovery for main stream has been tepid at best. Small business is still struggling and too many people are living paycheck to paycheck. They can’t blow thier horn on having had much success. Of most concern is this is the USA debt that they have created for our children.

At this point in time, the Fed is an established part of the fabric of our system of money but there should be more oversight.  Significant efforts to get a complete audit of the FED have so far failed. There has been no complete audit of this establishment in the over 100 years of its existence.

They have allowed the market to turn into one giant casino and should be audited and held accountable.

ObamaCare

cost of obamacareIt is still too early to evaluate this expensive Act; so far there have been some good and some bad consequences. We do know though that it is costing the country money. So be it. What we can say with an absolute certainty is that ObamaCare is not a law crafted with legislative integrity.

ObamaCare was passed by democrats; not a single Republican voting for it and there were some legislative shenanigans used to force it through; making it a coercive law.  Is it any wonder that the GOP rage about healthcare is still escalating?

Harry Reid in 2009 was confident he “just” had the 60 votes to get OmbamaCare passed; however according to congressional rules, (like now) such a bill could not originate in the Senate as it is a revenue bill. So Reid went ahead and found an old Senate bill HR3590 (a military housing bill) and stripped the bill of its original language, thereby creating ObamaCare. Huh? You get it. That’s right. ObamaCare began with a confused identity.

There were other problems: The house wanted to make some changes to the bill and the house-amended version was scheduled to go back to the Senate for approval.  Unfortunately in the interim Senator Teddy Kennedy died getting himself replaced by a Republican. Hello! Reid no longer had the votes to get the amended Act approved.

He cut a deal; the House would pass the Senate’s original bill (no changes) and in addition the House would create a new bill that tabled all the desired changes calling it a reconciliation bill. After all who cared about the changes? The bill is so long and complex that nobody was going to read it anyway.

ObamaCare was not created by politicians; it was created by Big Pharma and their lawyers, nothing representative here.  Nothing simple here.

Of course with a Reconciliation Act tagged on, this only further complicated the complex bill.  Note: Such a use of a reconciliation bill is also contrary to congressional rules.

Twice now the Supreme Court has rubber-stamped ObamaCare raising the question, given its blatant illegality, are there any other dirty tricks here in play like blackmail?

None of these above laws could have been passed or been forced on us had there been a true integrity in the legislative process and an ethics body to investigate and make sure our politicians play by the rules.

What the corrupt Senate does not know is that it is a new day and the American citizen is coming to take his country back. This kind of legislating is totally unacceptable. We are expected to follow these bad laws.  So we are going to expect our elected officials to shape up. Minimally they should be carefully studying and understanding all bills before they vote on them. And they need a moral compass when voting.

Let them all be put on notice: We are recording their votes and holding them accountable.

2016 should also be the year when we have the courage to hold our banks accountable, demanding that those who manage our money and our healthcare, do so in the interest of the greater good.

Quote for the Week

“We are making up the rules as we go along.”

Alcee Hastings of the House Rules Committee during the ObamaCare bill process.

About the Author

bluelynnSLynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years.  She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.

You can read more posts at www.grandmathunder.com
“Politics IOU” is posted at www.granmawriting.com and is a FREE download (but only until the election) 

 

Understanding Trade

Not all Trade Deals are Good for America

With ObamaTrade the devil is in the details, hidden from Congress & the American people

Why does America seek Trade agreements?  We all agree we are better off if we trade with our neighbors, so what is the deal here?   While many Trade deals are good and put America First with ObamaTrade the American Citizen loses out. It is a lot worse than that though, with ObamaTrade America gives up her sovereignty.

This is serious guys. No vote should be cast on this lightly.

This is a Trade Deal destroys our Sovereignty

This is a Trade Deal destroys our Sovereignty

The TPA was sneaked through the Senate at the end of May 2015, and this was largely a matter of timing. It was put through when all eyes were on Rand Paul and his epic filibuster. Despite feeble efforts to inject it with continuing life, Paul forced the Patriot Act to die an ignoble death. This was something good.

However, there was something else happening in the wings? With a lot of bribe money in his back pocket, Obama was hard and fast working the politicians in Congress to get TPA approved.  And he succeeded. TPA is designed to give the President (and his executive branch) the sole authority to negotiate trade treaties and and in the face of this, Congress becomes almost irrelevant. Not a good scene, the imbalance between the Legislature, the Judiciary and the Executive was already out of whack, and this just made it even worse.

unconstitutionalA lot of money went into getting TPA passed; paid for by the U.S. Business Coalition for TPP. Donors to the Coalition were Goldman Sachs, followed closely by Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and members of the military industrial complex, which included GE, Halliburton and Northrop Grumman. The Coalition bought Senate support for $1,148,971 being given as bribes to senators, an average of $19,673.28 for Republicans and $9,689.23 for Democrats.

TPA was enacted to ensure fast passage TPP, otherwise called ObamaTrade.

Does this tell you anything?

What congressional rights did Congress give up with the passage of TPA?

Congress gave up the power to write legislation, the power to amend legislation, the power to fully examine legislation, the power to predict and investigate the consequences to a specific bill.  In addition Congress gave up the chance to keep debate open until cloture. Most of all Congress gave up the constitutional requirement that Trade-treaties can only be approved  by a full two-thirds vote.

Both Presidential candidates have said they will disapprove ObamaTrade (TPP) However this is a global play, and Clinton if anything, is a global candidate who was for TPP before she was against it.  Still . . .

Obama is back with even more (I suspect) Global bribe money He wants to get TPP approved during the lame duck session. So in order to be sure to get presidential approval he has to get it signed WHILE HE IS STILL PRESIDENT. What better time than around the holidays after all the excitement of the election when nobody is looking. He is still calling the shots, yet nobody is seeing it like that, he has legal power. Expect another titillating controversy to absorb our protest and attention while he sneaks it through.

Why would this would be a disaster?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not TPA, that now a done deal. It is a complex and convoluted legislation that has been shrouded in secrecy. Few of the Congressmen who will finally have to ratify it, have even read it.

TPP (ObamaTrade) is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries. The finalized proposal was signed on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, concluding seven years of negotiations. However IT IS NOT LAW UNTIL RATIFIED BY CONGRESS in an up down vote which now only has to get a 50% majority.

Donald Trump says, there are good and bad Trade Deals. and this is one abomination. How so? With this new trading block we have something akin to the EU set up, with a bureaucratic stranglehold on true free Trade. True free trade is good, but this is not that.

There is a lot in ObamaTrade that has nothing whatsoever to do with trade:

  1. Strong patent protection rules for Big Pharma. This increases cost of medications globally, putting a burden on the global poor
  2. Changes to the USA copyright law. Under the TPP, copyright terms for individuals would go from life of the author plus 50 years to life of the author plus 70 years.
  3. Worst of all are the International-Investor Tribunals. There are provisions that grant foreign investors the right to sue governments on the basis of vague and broad obligations regarding loss of “expected” profits. Such suits would not be decided by judges appointed for life in the American courts which subordinate to the Constitution. Where special interests appoint both the judge and the jury we can expect arbitrary justice.Let me give an example. It seems Goldman Sachs may have had a part in the crash of the Greek economy (done with currency finagling) So let’s just say the Greek people wake up and elect a new government.  They are good people and want to follow rule of law.

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So they investigate the situation and yes they think there are financial crimes. They are quite sure there are financial crimes. They sue

Any chance of them winning? Wake up to the real world, now dominated by TPP. The court finds for Goldman Sachs, after all did they not lose profits?

So we are about to subject our jurisprudence to tribunals appointed by the corporate oligarchies. Might is right and there will be no justice. America has been snookered into losing her sovereignty.

You see Obama Trade operates ABOVE THE CONSTITUTION. With this transfer of authority legislators give up their god given right to do their job as defined by the constitution.

Sadly there is an unhealthy imbalance between the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary; ObamaTrade makes this far worse.

jobsAnd finally jobs, jobs, jobs  which just happens to be our weakest area. TPP like NAFTA & TAFTA will steal jobs from good Americans.

Yes Donald Trump, there are good deals and bad deals and this one is an abomination.


 Where to from Here?

So what really happened when TPA was railroaded through the Senate when nobody was looking? Did we lose our country? And what of the everyday citizens and taxpayers of America? Do we still have any of the rights left given us in the Constitution?

The people of America do not like the TPP; polls show this clearly. RINOs beware.  Polls show an overwhelming majority oppose TPP and they are out there on Social Media howling their outrage. Politicians who support TPP should wake up and smell the coffee and vote their conscience and for America and not for their back pocket.

Polls or voting won’t defeat TPP; it’s too far along. It is only if we stand together to oppose this assault on our constitution, our heritage and our rights; if we stand up and speak out, and get right in the face of power, will the people be able to overcome TPP’s plutocracy.

These words were spoken by the Libertarian candidate in Politics IOU ( the Election that Spooked the Elites)

Quote for the Week 

“They are fighting for unfair privilege while we fight for our Liberty.” 

Norman McClosky

 

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 About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.  The first is satirical about banking and the second, examines the conflict of our times, Globalism vs Patiotism. You can read more at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or Blog/Grandma Thunder  or  Free Books by Grandma

 

Open Letter to Kellyanne Conway

Some thoughts about polling to win:

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As a Trumpster I should like to welcome you and Steve Dannon to the Trump Train!

I write  a political blog called “Grandma Thunder an Independent Voice” – been doing it since  April 2011, which is when I first became concerned about America.

I am active on social media, 12,000 impressions on Twitter last week. And so I see and hear much. To meet the needs of my “independent” blog  I visit the traditional Republican blogs, but also go a visiting for good content on the Left, or wherever I find “Energy, Sanity & Good Spirit”.

My aim as a writer is to understand and to pass these “understandings” along. 

So as an  “Independent” why do I also class myself as a “Trumpster” during this election cycle?  Usually I am very careful not to take sides. It is because I am well informed and know that in 2016 America (and the world) is on the tipping point. It is not a time to sit comfortably “on the fence”

Let me share with you an analysis from Gallup on issues close to the hearts of voters in 2016; interesting, because they assign importance by party. Gallup is asking all the traditional questions and there are some useful insights to be gleaned – but only in part.  This Gallup analysis does not fully align with what I am actually seeing and hearing in social media. It does not explain in any which way, why American citizens become Trumpsters?.

imp issuesThis analysis is useful but incomplete.

It seems Gallup has no inkling that election 2016 is about “patriot vs global”
I find this also in MSM and also from the Clinton political consultants where they see and call the Trump movement “populist”. Blind they are  because with blinkers on they truly cannot explain his popularity.

The best thing about Trump is that he is an outsider.

Define outsider: somebody not part of the GOP Elites or the Democratic Elites but most of all not a member of the global club. Election 2016 is really about Global vs. Patriot. 

Gallup like all the political consultants and corrupt media are still stuck in the old, corrupt, entrenched politics, politics that we Trumpsters well know have failed us.

What questions did Gallup omit? Questions directed at the following:

Authenticity: We see this as integrity – the courage to see what you see, and say it and not pander to the donors, the lobbyists and the special interests.

“I am who I am,” Trump told a Wisconsin TV station, “It’s me. I don’t want to change. … I don’t want to pivot. … If you start pivoting, you are not being honest with people”  We like this.

Trumpsters have a moral compass, and we want our elected candidates to also adhere to a personal moral code.  We vote for Trump because with his money he has been able to avoid the corruption that has become cemented into the political process.

The issue of Globalism is very important to Trumpsters. We don’t want it. It is not that we have no global perception or responsibility but we (like Trump) see the world as a collection of Nation-States getting along. No imperial wars.

We don’t want our jobs sent overseas to China, Mexico or India.

We are very concerned by the rise of “coercive” government eg LGBT The rumor is the AG is compiling a “Hit List” for those “questioning” climate change.  In California citizens are now “forced” to inoculate their children. Hello? If we don’t handle this coercion in this election, we are stepping onto a slide that has no bottom.

We hate monopoly and think this should be controlled & policed by Justice; a Justice that has not been doing a good job with the anti-trust laws for a long time.

We reject hypocrisy: Into that same phony bucket we throw RINOs  (know them by how they spell this word RINO (Republicans in Name Only) If you are a true Republican, you find the time to understand and study the constitution. Actually if you have integrity you do it every election cycle. One hour a week with Hillsdale College Constitution 101, excellent free course. Do that and you can’t vote (like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan, McCain and McConnell & McCarthy) for Trade Deals that subordinate America to International Courts.

Trumpsters support the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence, not the socialistic Human Rights from the U.N.

We are well enough informed to know that the Fox slander on Roger Ailes has no substance.  Trumpsters welcome Roger to the Trump Train. We welcome his incredible. brilliance and expertise.  We need his experience to help us win in November. Good that he got out of the hypocritical FOX. With us when we win, his future is golden

You will see throughout my blog posts where I talk about “Moral Compass”  Trumpsters want to bring morality back to America. Trumpsters support churches and religion and prayer and religious freedom and a constitution founded on “natural” rights. Some of us are acutely concerned by the progressive’s continuing assault on the Constitution and on Justice.

Trumpsters are aware that “Immigrants and Refugees” is one giant SOROS gerrymandering plan for America.  Overwhelm America with these illegals and         unvetted Muslim refugees, and  “Progressives” have a majority for decades. Even worse we suffer an increase of terrorism.

Trumpsters intensely dislike the “rigged system”  So issues like Voter Fraud are high on our list of “importances”.

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Grandma’s Conclusions:

  1. The left are running a brilliantly, nasty campaign. Their main strategy is to use ridicule to slander Trump and to block his message.  He is called “Whacko Trump” and “Emperor with no Clothes”.The truth is that if Trump wins, you win, we win and America wins.This will happen if we muster an overwhelming majority.  So the Trump campaign has to dead-agent this Progressive slander.Maybe connect Trump with other great thinkers who were thought “just a little bit crazy”. Were they labeled crazy because they did not sell-out their truth? If you can equate the left slander with the earth is flat; or no need to wash your hands, and Trump with Joan of Arc, Socrates, Galileao we can get this into perspective.
  2. On the subject of morality the Clinton base (like her) is largely immoral; living  on the gravy train is immoral and that is what Trump will end; why he is attacked. Too many people on the gravy train already, shouldn’t be able to vote.Without cutting Clinton slack, you may have to find an extra button if you want to sliver off some of her followers, enough for us to get a big win.You may want to look at the demographic of lower class ethnics (legal & illegal) on their way up, seeking to learn & grow.  I am a teacher and I have taught the disadvantaged. Handle their language, and how they learn, and they climb out of poverty. Contrary to accusations, Trumpsters support diversity.
  3.  I think Trump has made the “crooked Hillary” tag already stick yet, and does it not surprise you as it does me, that with all the dirty secrets that are seeing the light of day, that her numbers hold firm.  It could just be that be her followers don’t care she crooked.  They are crooked also. Or it could just be a false narrative.
  4. Trump dominates at rallies, and on social media. So to make sense out of the contrary data,  could it be that the polls, like so much else in MSM are also false:Game: False polls justify voter fraud via doctored voting machines.Add into the mix that illegal immigrants have been voting.I have long suspected Obama won by corruptly embracing the Illegal Latino Vote.

Here are a  few suggestions:

Progressive thinking is “Power” driven. So any indication of Clinton’s weakness is productive of results, like “her health issue”. Here they are preparing for her in the the White House (sic) Hillary's health Showing her to be the paid puppet of corrupt elites, makes her less like the kind of President we want for Free America.

The high importance Democrats place on Education is an opportunity. Of course they want FREE education from cradle to end of college. But in the ethnic class there is a thirst for education, something good, so it is not just a ploy for a free benefit. They see education as a way to elevate their children to a higher economic class.   Show them how Republicans can help them.  Explain how Progressive Education is Propaganda, but Republicans truly plan to help their kids to think, learn to do things and  get a better job. Teach and help them to start and successfully run a small business (get rid of regulations). Prove that with Republicans they can improve their lot. Satisfy their thirst for betterment and you have got them.

(After all this is a shortcut to supporting Social Security in an aging America.  We have fewer people entering the workforce than leaving it. We have an aging population)

Trump’s Weaknesses
He does not have a solution (other than deportation for the 11m illegal immigrants   already in America. He did not create the situation, it was created by prior presidents and legislators BUT IT WILL BE  HIS TO HANDLE, JUST AS SOON AS HE GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

Building a wall is a strength, restoring rule of law and respect for rule of law is a       great strength  That said, the CHILDREN OF ILLEGALS is going to come up as a subject in the debates AND WILL BE HIS WEAKNESS. This is because Americans like children and want them to succeed.

The courts have been misapplying the “Born in America”  granting citizenship improperly to Latino children for decades but that doesn’t change the situation we have right now. Have to solve it for  if the parents get deported, and the kids stay behind in foster homes, we have a break down of the family, leading  to problems in our schools and on a broader scale, much social unrest coming in at a time when our corrupt banking structure is failing.

Latino children in schools, this is a growing number and costs us much. Studies show such children under-perform. That said the two possible reasons for this can be fixed; put them somewhere where they can learn English and where they feel safe. Help only those families who are willing to learn.  Adults also. We need to qualify them and select only those worth the investment. It is about attitude and willingness. Language is also a factor

latino kidsWhat is vital and important is that we educate these children to  contribute to the social contract.  We also teach them to love the constitution and America. 

So  I suggest Trump embrace immigrant education, Other education is better transferred down to the states.

Trump does not have to solve it NOW but he has to show he is aware of the problem and express compassion and say that HE IS LOOKING INTO A GOOD SOLUTION.  If pressed for specifics he can talk loosely about Border Industries.

Jeff Sessions is correct Democrats don’t see these people as people. They see        them as “Useful Idiots”  (Saul Alinsky)  If Trump comes up with a compassionate     and fair solution, he wins BIG TIME. Truly it is a way to win. The Pope will even start to smile.

If Hillary wins and appoints liberal judges:
No more Republic, no more America and Islamic Domination and a socialist world in
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NOTE: While not yet fact checked it is being suggested in social media that Democrats are already recruiting Illegals to man their local State offices. We have no idea of how many illegals voted in 2012? Do we even have a legal president, probably not?  I USED TO THINK THAT THESE STATE OFFICES WERE VITAL AND IMPORTANT BUT NOW NOT SURE seems a big waste of time & money and I think Trump can win without them. But he only wins if he makes sure illegals cannot vote. He should also check that all vote counting computers, ALWAYS ISSUE A RECEIPT to deter programming voter fraud.

Have a team inspect voting machines NOW.

Use @ Bikers4Trump on exit polls. Start fundraising for them NOW.

There you have it.

I hope this was helpful.

Quote for the Week

A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.”  Tonly Blair. 

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 About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.  The first is satirical about banking and the second, examines the conflict of our times, Globalism vs Patiotism. You can read more at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or Blog/Grandma Thunder  or  Free Books by Grandma

 

 

 

 

Trump University

. . .  from Pat Buchanan

justiceBefore the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?

Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge’s bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent.

Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific?

Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge’s rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right.

On May 27, Curiel, at the request of The Washington Post, made public plaintiff accusations against Trump University — that the whole thing was a scam. The Post, which Bob Woodward tells us has 20 reporters digging for dirt in Trump’s past, had a field day.

And who is Curiel?

An appointee of President Obama, he has for years been associated with the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, which supports pro-illegal immigrant organizations.

Set aside the folly of letting Clinton surrogates like the Post distract him from the message he should be delivering, what did Trump do to be smeared by a bipartisan media mob as a “racist”?

He attacked the independence of the judiciary, we are told.

But Presidents Jefferson and Jackson attacked the Supreme Court, and FDR, fed up with New Deal programs being struck down, tried to “pack the court” by raising the number of justices to 15 if necessary.

Abraham Lincoln leveled “that eminent tribunal” in his first inaugural, and once considered arresting Chief Justice Roger Taney.

The conservative movement was propelled by attacks on the Warren Court. In the ’50s and ’60s, “Impeach Earl Warren!” was plastered on billboards and bumper stickers all across God’s country.

The judiciary is independent, but that does not mean that federal judges are exempt from the same robust criticism as presidents or members of Congress.

Obama himself attacked the Citizens United decision in a State of the Union address, with the justices sitting right in front of him.

But Trump’s real hanging offense was that he brought up the judge’s ancestry, as the son of Mexican immigrants, implying that he was something of a judicial version of Univision’s Jorge Ramos.
justice bias

Apparently, it is now not only politically incorrect, but, in Newt Gingrich’s term, “inexcusable,” to bring up the religious, racial or ethnic background of a judge, or suggest this might influence his actions on the bench.
But these things matter.

 

Does Newt think that when LBJ appointed Thurgood Marshall, ex-head of the NAACP, to the Supreme Court, he did not think Marshall would bring his unique experience as a black man and civil rights leader to the bench?

Surely, that was among the reasons Marshall was appointed.

When Obama named Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, a woman of Puerto Rican descent who went through college on affirmative action scholarships, did Obama think this would not influence her decision when it came to whether or not to abolish affirmative action?

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Sotomayor said in a speech at Berkeley law school and in other forums.

Translation: Ethnicity matters, and my Latina background helps guide my decisions.

All of us are products of our family, faith, race and ethnic group. And the suggestion in these attacks on Trump that judges and justices always rise about such irrelevant considerations, and decide solely on the merits, is naive nonsense.

There are reasons why defense lawyers seek “changes of venue” and avoid the courtrooms of “hanging judges.”

When Obama reflexively called Sgt. Crowley “stupid” after Crowley’s 2009 encounter with that black professor at Harvard, and said of Trayvon Martin, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” was he not speaking as an African-American, as well as a president?

Pressed by John Dickerson on CBS, Trump said it’s “possible” a Muslim judge might be biased against him as well.

Another “inexcusable” outrage.

But does anyone think that if Obama appointed a Muslim to the Supreme Court, the LGBT community would not be demanding of all Democratic Senators that they receive assurances that the Muslim judge’s religious views on homosexuality would never affect his court decisions, before they voted to put him on the bench?

When Richard Nixon appointed Judge Clement Haynsworth to the Supreme Court, it was partly because he was a distinguished jurist of South Carolina ancestry. And the Democrats who tore Haynsworth to pieces did so because they feared he would not repudiate his Southern heritage and any and all ideas and beliefs associated with it.

To many liberals, all white Southern males are citizens under eternal suspicion of being racists.

The most depressing thing about this episode is to see Republicans rushing to stomp on Trump, to show the left how well they have mastered their liberal catechism.

 

Note from Grandma Thunder:

All men of good will MUST become aware of the danger of a porous border. Those seeking racial equality (a good thing) at the same time are unwilling to see that this is not about race, this is about control and legality.  Such politically correct politicians deny the danger to America of radical Islam, and the danger of  gang think (rape and violence and drugs) from South of our border. No not all Latinos are bad, nor ar all Muslims bad but until we are able to differentiate better, the only way to protect ourselves is to control the illegality, putting us all at risk.

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Because of the escalating terrorism we have every right to demand checkpoints at both physical and financial borders around the USA.

This effort to take Trump down is betraying the better interests of all Americans, he is the one on our side.

As American citizens we should carefully look at what is right, what is wrong here. Then ask yourself what is right and what is wrong about America? Is this important in the light of all that has to be fixed in America or has this court case  become a nasty distraction from the big job at hand.

Lastly is it not crazy that the left and Main Steam Media is trying to make Trump guilty of fraud?

Recognize we are looking here at the right and wrongs of trading value for value.  Giving something for nothing can be seen as fraud. So often I find HRC & cronies attacking Trump on the very sins they themselves harbor: I ask you (in the light of fraud) to examine the FED,  the Clinton Foundation, and all of the Goldman Sucks investment advisers who are backing Hillary because she has promised Banking as Usual, and corrupt Politics as Usual. This court is trying to tear down the one man trying to bring back order and rule of law with intent to make America Great Again.

An honest judge would see the better interests of America and throw out this nasty case. Is it not sad that not everyone wants to climb out of poverty. In education you can take a horse to water but not force him to drink. If it is proven that even some of the students got the data, and got results, this case cannot be legally prosecuted.

Sorry to the students who felt cheated that they didn’t become the rich Donald Trump (with no smarts and no effort on their part)

The Right and the Left see money, business, and for that matter good and bad differently.  There is a different moral compass. This is defined beautifully in the works of Robert Kyosoki. Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

Some of the students (I hope) it will be proven, grabbed the data and climbed up.

Quote for the Week

I know people who are losing their jobs or their houses, and they blame technology or the economy or their boss.
Sadly they fail to realize that they might be the problem.

Robert T. Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

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 About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.  The first is satirical about banking and the second, examines the conflict of our times, Globalism vs Patiotism. You can read more at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or Blog/Grandma Thunder  or  Free Books by Grandma

Has Ayn Rand Been Good for America?

America is on a tipping point.

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Four political philosophies are fighting for ascendancy in 2016. For the last eight years King Obama has moved America closer to International Socialism with unconstitutional executive orders, expansion of the Federal Government and adding bureaucrats to his federal bureaucratic army. In addition there appears some support in high places of the rise of Islam and its efforts to infiltrate and dominate the western world   Obama’s foray into executive clout has spawned a strong reaction from the Tea Party and other conservative groups, who now strongly champion the constitution, free market capitalism and “balance of power”  and then there is the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand is for those who believe they have the right and responsibility to shape their own destiny; it is a philosophy for all the rugged individuals that built America.

There is both good and bad in Ayn Rand.  Obama has called Ayn Rand’s philosophy too selfish, however selfishness, to her, means:

  • Follow reason, not faith or myth and seek to understand.
  • Work hard to achieve a life of purpose and productiveness.
  • Prosper by trading value for value.
  • In matters of government support free market capitalism.

In the 1960s when the Ayn Rand philosophy was sweeping the universities of the world, I went away to major in Psychology. I attended Psychology classes with a professor with shaky hands and a wobbly voice, not a good role model. I quickly found that a primary tenet of Psychology (which drives the thinking on the Left) is that the individual “is required” to sacrifice to the needs and interests of the majority. In order to do this man must adjust to his environment.

In its time the Ayn Rand philosophy was in a degree a reaction to the rise of Communism and Socialism. I left Psychology because I wanted to stand up and be counted. I had no special privilege but I decided I would always strive to contribute rather than be contributed to. This meant I would come out in support philosophies and political movements that kept man FREE; for without freedom there is no way to truly help others. Did Ayn Rand change me for the better? Yes she did.  .

So if Ayn Rand is mostly right, how did it all go wrong?

TBTF

It went wrong at the end of Clinton’s watch when Ayn Rand acolyte Alan Greenspan chose to listen to corrupt bankers and take out rational banking controls and reward the idle rich. This was gross incompetence and lead to the crash of 2008. Hillary says America is great already, but it is only great for government-paid workers.  For the rest of us there has been a demonstrable decline in the American prosperity.

Conservatives mostly agree with Ayn Rand that free market capitalism (trading value for value) is a good thing. Some do not see that this must be seen in the light of current cultural changes.

Since Ayn’s time there has been a digital revolution. Money and communication float across the world.  Unless we hold our banking and our physical and intellectual borders strong, we have no control over the crime and corruption that is leading to our decline.

LOL Corporations that came to power selling to Americans are now taking their jobs out of the country AND THEN TURNING AROUND TO STILL SELL FOREIGN-MADE GOODS TO AMERICANS. Is this right? Is this rational? I wish to point out that with their plants and factories, the big corporations also take all the secondary jobs; the childcare, the dry clearers, the restaurants, the janitors and all the good services that support the corporate worker.  Small business is the largest of all employers.

The other thing gone wrong with the idea of a free trade and capitalism is that the corrupt banks decided to collapse consumer and investment banking.  I have a big question for each reader, are you fine with having these banks take your money, and play with it on global markets? Are you fine with having corrupt, big banks pay you little or no interest for using your money while they are playing in one giant big banking casino? To add insult to injury they are also using your money to buy politicians and to corrupt our fine political process.

Free trade and free markets are being used intellectually to justify a failure to put in proper banking controls.  To this day the FED has still not been audited. It is easy to see idle citizens (welfare) living off the efforts of the able, and to say that this is immoral. Not many politicians funded by the idle rich have the integrity to see and come out and say that those bankers and investors that do not trade value for value in the financial world (the idle rich) are becoming a much bigger danger to America. It is the money corruption fighting to keep their dirty privilege that has brought this land to a tipping point.

Restore a healthy Balance of Power

Ayn Rand’s free market economy is a worthwhile ideal to strive for. We have a long history of immoral government intervention in the form of taxes, and price controls and moving our economy back in the direction of where value is traded for value can only increase our prosperity.  However we have to realize that we have to go from where we are to where we want to be. We should always strive for a free economy, but meanwhile make sure government makes only GOOD RULES and does not protect the idle poor or the rich under the false intellectual cloak of free trade and free markets.

To me the senior datum is JUSTICE which is how I judge my politicians. Good Justice is Reason. I am thinking that Ayn Rand would be in agreement. LOL can any citizen vote for a party that sees silly bathroom rules AS IMPORTANT?  What a great misuse of the high power of JUSTICE.

In 2016 JUSTICE should be INVESTIGATING restrictions (not necessarily to do away with them) but to make sure they do not choke out the economy, or reward monopoly and special interests. JUSTICE under King Obama has been most remiss in wearing this hat. It is also vital for JUSTICE to clarify our banking rules to make sure Value is actually traded for real Value. In a global world it is rational to use good rules to protect American workers and to protect American interests.

A great  lesson came from my school master father, which was to accept wisdom wherever I find it, and truth to tell, I sure found some great ideas when I read Ayn Rand.

But my Dad taught me never to get trapped in fixed ideas. I promised him I would always get all the facts, go out and observe, list out the pros and cons, AS THEY APPLIED TO THE SITUATION IN FRONT OF ME.

Could this perhaps be how Donald Trump operates?

Quote for the Week

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s were the fun is. – Donald Trump

 

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About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.  The first is satirical about banking and the second, examines the conflict of our times, Globalism vs. Patriotism. You can read more at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or Blog/Grandma Thunder  or  Free Books by Grandma

 

 

Open Letter to Jenny Beth Martin

tea PartyFirst question: When you slide down into “stopping” is it that not when you are on your way out?

Could it be that Ted Cruz with his global ties is destroying the fine conservative movement you all have created? America needs the Tea Party to continue to grow in strength & influence. You are the keeper of our beloved constitution, that which makes us great?

Fact # One Demonstrated in the numbers it is now clear that Donald Trump is the people’s choice.

Donald Trump is neither a perfect person nor a perfect candidate but I do believe he is the right man for this time. His movement is NOT populism like the Bernie Sander’s campaign; it is actually patriotism i.e. Global vs Patriot.
(Read Thomas Friedman – “The Lexus & the Olive Tree” to better understand the global development which has been happening over the last half century. The problem with the global movement is that those who have risen to the top, the global banks and global corporations have done so without the checks and balances given us by our Constitution. Now they badly want to undo it as it restrains them and their corrupt advantage. America and the Constitution stand in their way to full global power

Second Question: Have you honestly educated yourself on Donald Trump – read his books? You may find there is much in Trump’s platform with which you can agree.

Fact # Two Trump is not only supported by the working or uneducated class. It is my observation (on Twitter) that many HIGHLY informed and educated people are committed to supporting his patriot-movement. In short he is supported by people WHO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON and who understand; people of good will. He is supported mainly by those who have decided the corruption in our system has to come to an end. These purposes in no way oppose the goals of the Tea Party.

Fact # Three:  Imagine just how bad an Obama third term would be. That is what Hillary is offering us; Bill’s third term and Obama’s third term and neither is good... By continuing this feud that seeks to make pure conservatives right while making Trumpsters wrong, is landing the Tea Party on the wrong side of the real fight.  Believe me by continuing the GOP primary past the time when Cruz has any chance of becoming the people’s choice; the Tea Party is playing into the hands of such as SOROS/Obama/Hillary. You have to face the only reason Cruz & Kasich are financially able to continue this unworthy in-fighting is their funding by corrupt donors.

Fact # Four: The real enemy is SOROS /OBAMA /HILLARY and there are many lies and false polls put out to falsely say that Cruz and/or Kasich would be better than Trump to beat Hillary. Don’t buy the political lies. LOL neither has earned even a majority OF REPUBLICAN VOTERS so how could they prevail in a general election. Of course Trump stands the best chance against Hillary; despite gobs of mega money in attack ads from mega donor’s scared shitless losing an unfair advantage. Trump has the numbers and with Tea Party help he can easily beat Hillary. Without Tea Party help he can still do it, but it will be harder. Note well he can be trusted, HE IS SELF FUNDING; beholden financially to no corrupt donors.  We stand the best chance of all when we come together with truth and integrity on our side…

LOL Globalist Hillary says America is great already and from the SOROS/OBAMA/Hillary point of view that is perfectly true. They want us bankrupt, they want us impoverished, they like to see us as a third world country they can manipulate into a corrupt world order and they want to roll us over into a global order where we have no borders with Mexico or Canada, and where there is no balance of power and where corrupt power runs unchecked.

Note well: The danger is much bigger than most people see for if Cruz and his rich donor backer’s succeed in stealing the election; (with Tea Party Help) it will be seen as a GROSS injustice by America and this could lead to riots. (Riots (historically) come from injustice)

Fact # Five After the 2012 elections Obama carefully put in place a slew of executive orders giving him paramount power for martial law. Google SOROS and his “Revolution of Color” and see that this unrest may actually be planned. SOROS has been doing this all over Europe to no good advantage. Now all Obama needs is the excuse to implement Martial Law in order to assume dictatorial powers. King Obama has already far exceeded his rightful place as leader of this nation.

Third question: Do you want the Tea Party fooled into being complicit in the destruction of America, our liberties and our heritage? Do you realize how you are being played?

Fact # Six; There is another crisis looming which I do believe only Trump is able or strong enough to guide us through. Under Obama’s watch the big banks have grown even bigger and are now so top heavy they are ready to again topple. Kasich supports bank bailouts. Ben Carson does not. Hopefully Ben will guide Trump policy. We do not know where Trump stands on bailouts but he has promised to clean up banking and to manage effectively in order to avert any financial disaster

Ted Cruz has persuaded you that he has the better economic & tax plan but that is not true. A flat tax has inherent weaknesses. The Trump tax plan is not ideal but as a trained economist I personally believe his plan is right for this time,  for it takes into account the income inequality that has grown over the last half a century, causing bankers and investors to play their game with a weighted dice.  There has been gross negligence by Obama’s two AGs, a blind eye turned to fraudulent banking transgressions. Minimally SOROS should have been investigated and prosecuted for his financial crimes. Trump has promised that banking corruption, donor corruption, Super Pac corruption, and Big Pharma corruption will not go unchallenged in his administration. Do you wonder they say all these bad things about him?

We don’t have to have Socialism a la Bernie Sanders to solve this problem of income inequality. it must be addressed and corrected; for it is bad for the stability of our culture.

All other 2016 candidates Democratic and Republican except Bernie Sanders, are beholden to rich & corrupt political manipulators.

Note well: The seeds for the 2008 banking crash were laid in at the end of Bill Clinton’s watch, and the same corrupt people and policies are being embraced by Hillary. By accepting Phil Gramm to his financial team along with several Bushites, Ted Cruz has stepped into the same dangerous bucket.

I cannot guarantee Trump will get us through the next turbulent times for we are so very far down the line, with a debt that is all but unsustainable. I will say this though, he gives us a chance. That chance gets way better when the Tea Party climbs aboard the Trump Train.

Fourth question: Do you think we have any chance of beating the evil of SOROS/OBAMA/HILLARY if we don’t stand together? They are happy with our level of debt. Hillary says America is already great. Give me a break?

We all see that we still and always will need the Constitution.

corporate greed

Right now though I do believe we need Donald Trump. There may well be room for a more conservative President up the line, maybe somebody like Rand Paul but with the corrupt hold by evil doers on our government process, and our country’s money, we have to handle the corruption first.  I, personally, am so grateful to Donald Trump for standing up to be counted. If not him, who?

Final Question: And who will be the keeper of the constitution if not the Tea Party? If not you, who? 

 At this time and place your best chance to keep it safe is by climbing aboard the Trump Train which in no way changes your true identity or responsibility.

Only together do we have a good chance of winning back America and restoring the constitution that which is precious to us and that which right now is under siege.

Help that good man Reince Priebus bring the GOP party back together.

It is time to rally around the people’s choice.

Grandma Thunder

Quote for the week

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

J.K. Rowling

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About the AuthorLynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years.  She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.

You can read more posts at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or www.grandmathunder.com

 

 

Expect the Best, but prepare for the Worst

Are banks buying politicians in an effort to keep an unfair privilege?
(See contributions to Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton)  Too many voters have their heads like ostriches in the sand.

money in 2016Seeing their darling on the left (Hillary) hit the skids and their favorite on the right (Jeb Bush) in sad decline, the reaction of the banking industry reminds me of a cat I once had.
She was placid, until one morning some dogs backed her into a corner. Then she lost it.

You only have to watch some of the Club for Growth negative ads to wonder if they have lost it.  Don’t they realize they are on the wrong side of history. 2016 is the year when the negative ads finally stop working. This 2016 electorate wants positive, STRONG solutions.

Now this cat, she bit and clawed and screeched and pounced and even although we saved her, she was never the same again.  She was irascible, unpredictable and mean. Possibly this had been her basic personality all along.

So the big question is, are the banking elites frightened that their unfair privilege is about to come to an end? Is this becoming a vital factor in Election 2016? Are the statists and now the conservative elites (crony capitalists)  frightened because they can’t buy Trump?  

There is a situation here that the next President will have to face, and it is going to take a very strong man (Trump or Cruz) to bring us through.

Hello! It is finally time to face the facts of this economy. 

No, it is not all doom and gloom, it is a situation that can still be fixed but only if we choose wisely in the next election. 

In a nutshell here is the situation:  In spite of a bottomless pit of FED money creation, the debt is unsustainable; the “created” income inequality is finally being seen and understood by voters and they are resenting the injustice.. Stop gap measures to settle out the protest  like food stamps are only making matters worse.  Past efforts by the banksters to pin the blame elsewhere are no longer working. On Twitter and Facebook we learn that with the crash of 2008, only the immediate danger was handled but ethics and correction and reorganization NEVER WENT IN. All the money printed by the FED to bail out the banks, and to “stimulate the economy” didn’t go to the people; it went right back to the banks. The biggest danger: derivatives  could be the next bubble to pop and make life mighty hard on main street.

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We are going to have to wake up and realize that we need a STRONG and good president!. Please read the following:

” As my fellow Heritage colleague Norbert Michel and other scholars have thoroughly documented, the crash of 2008 was caused by government policies and regulatory failure, including easy money policies that flooded the markets with debt. Within a decade, these policies led to preposterous mortgage loans being issued, and massive over-leverage of government, companies, and households.

Now the Fed, the White House, and Congress are recreating the very same conditions for another financial bubble. If it pops, we could replay the same devastating effects as occurred during the first bubble in 1999 and 2000.

It is doing so in four ways:
First, the Dodd-Frank regulations are exacerbating one of the greatest consolidations of the banking industry since the Great Depression. Those indispensable small banks, like the one Jimmy Stewart operated in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” are disappearing from the American landscape.

This is largely because big government policies are slanting the system in favor of big banks. Because of this, we have created a competitive advantage that allows the sharks to swallow the minnows. Meanwhile, the “too big to fail” safety net to Bank of America, Citi, and other titans exacerbates this cost advantage of big banks and thus makes bailouts even more likely in the future.

Second, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are engaged in the same low down payment lending mania of 2004-07, and the Obama administration is on a Bush-like homeownership push. Fannie and Freddie are again guaranteeing mortgages with as little as 3 percent down payment. Have we learned nothing at all?

Third, the Fed refused to tighten its stance in September, and, hello, that easy money policy is how we got into the mess in 2000 and then in 2008. Wall Street cheered Janet Yellen’s decision to keep the cheap dollars flowing.

sliding banks

Finally, there is the saturation of debt. When the crisis hit in 2008, the national debt stood at a little under $10 trillion. Now we are over $18 trillion. Government is hopelessly over-leveraged, and the interest rate exposure is enormous. With each one-percentage-point rise in long-term rates, the servicing costs of the debt rises by about $1.8 trillion over ten years.

Fannie and Freddie are again guaranteeing mortgages with as little as 3 percent down payment. Have we learned nothing at all?

The point is that government and politicians have no learning curve. All of the conditions of financial wreckage are reappearing. The presidential candidates should start warning voters that Washington is rebuilding another financial house of cards”

As Published in the Daily Bell – A Heritage Foundation Publication.

COMMENTARY BY

Portrait of Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is a distinguished visiting fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation.

 Quote for the week

In choosing a president, we really don’t choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.

Rudy Giuliani 

Corrupt  Banking destroys Capitalism and Prosperity

Is the corrupt system that we have sustainable?

greed

Letting the market adjust in accordance with pricing determined by supply and demand is fair and it is far more efficient than leaving it to politicians.  You don’t believe Grandma? You are in good company for financiers all over teh world would never agree.  And why not? Because they have injected all sorts of unusual  interruptions to the business cycle to give themselves an unfair advantage. Don’t be deceived by these extremes put forward by the Crony Capitalists.(Republican and Democrats alike) for this is actually one group and not two, and the divide is artificial. Liberty Lovers define these politicians as Statists. Statists can also be defined as those who want to keep and protect the (corrupt) status-quo. Goldman Sachs and AIG and cronies (assholes in greed) earning big bonuses in a casino designed by bankers for bankers, are the prime defenders of the status-quo. They want things to stay the same – investment business as usual.

The big question is – has business as usual given us a fair and workable distribution of American wealth and resources. Take a few minutes to examine the true facts and you may find the situation more dire than the propaganda line.

Watch this video: mind blowing facts

Now are you ready to listen up here, and help to educate and spread the word?  If you care, your hat is to make what is really going on real to voters in 2016. This is a critical year. Grandma believes that the world is on a tipping point and the outcome of the next election, will decide our fate. Free and Prosperous again? Maybe, but maybe not?

This is the second in grandma’s series.of educational posts about free market economics. In the first post she used an anecdotal example, introducing Tom and Sally who both work in the canteen in a VA hospital. In that first post it was Sally who was promoted and as she began to earn more money, she put her surplus in a bank owned by Dick. In the first post we also met small business owner Harry who has a furniture factory/shop and it is Dick the banker who financed his enterprise and helped him to take it up to the next level. Harry got his loan for ten thousand dollars from banker Dick and he paid ten percent for the privilege of using the bank’s money. He invested this money in machinery and raw materials and his enterprise prospered.

The fundamental problem is that the money was never Dicks. It was money deposited in his bank by hard worker Sally and many others like her.  The loan Harry got from Dick was for ten years and he was to pay it back in ten years or else Harry would be subject to a penalty. The penalty was that if not paid in ten years, compound interest would accrue.

Harry did well and in the beginning even Sally was rewarded with a good return on her deposited money.. Here we find Dick the banker engaged in a constructive activity.  This is how Capitalism works in the ideal.

Then Dick got greedy!

There is a problem with people who work only with numbers, for it is easy to have a disconnect. Decisions are made and policies put in place that are not for the greatest good. I think most Americans sense that there is something wrong, they just don’t understand how it works. So they cannot use elections to right the wrongs. The answer is to educate them. .

The first corruption occurred when Banker Dick got greedy and decided to charge compound interest from the get-go and to add insult to injury  to make these charges retroactive. Then to make matters even worse  he cut Sally’s interest rate to way lower than 5%.  How was he able to put his hand in the cookie jar an get away with this stealing?

 Politicians propitiating

This is the exact point where an honest government (justice department) should have stepped in to play umpire and to say, “Oh no, hold it right there corrupt bankster, Dick There was an agreement here between you and Harry and an agreement between you and Sally and you are unilaterally changing the rules.

When government (which is force) gives Dick the right to change the terms of his agreements, the system is being corrupted by the force of government and we no longer have true Capitalism. Do you think it right that banks can change the terms of agreements without even asking you? Does that sound just a little bit familiar; just a little bit too close to home? When did banks last change the interest rates on you? It is always all hidden in the small print.

“But that is not what we agreed to,” wails Harry.  “I am perfectly happy to pay a penalty if I default, but . . . ”  Well if Dick is contributing to election coffers, and has the politicians in his pocket, poor Harry can protest as much as he wants and there will be nobody there listening. Government (especially DOJ) is no longer playing umpire and properly calling the fouls. In short they have quit doing their job. 

A fair transaction is one where both parties agree and both parties benefit and the transaction is transparent. If the bank persuades its buddy, big government to allow it to charge compound interest from the get go, the system has been corrupted and banks (who are in no way producers) are getting an unfair slice of the dice. If the banks persuade big government to also let them have floating rates of interest, fractional banking and variable penalties, this destroys Capitalism and our way of life, our liberty and our prosperity.

So let’s pretend a little longer: Another banker, Banker Dikhead, sees Harry doing well and casts his greedy eye on Harry’s loan.  So he goes to Banker Dick and says “I want to buy that loan from you”.Can he do this? Was there an honest transaction between Harry and Dikhead? Of course not. Both Dick and Dikhead’s confusion is that a loan is a product or a service when what it actually is, is a private agreement between Dick and Harry that ought to be honored. This is a point where justice should be stepping in, but this has not happened for a very long time.

If Justice allows Dick to sell the loan to Investor Dikhead, who in turn sells it to banker Moby Dick who passes it along to Savings and Loan, Dikneck, we get a “dick, thick” market that is filled with sludge, and everything slows down. In a slow, confused economy poverty enters in. We all get poorer and even the super rich will eventually get sucked into the dwindling spiral. Even if some good politician were to bring about a fair exchange for the electorate, it has now become almost impossible because we no longer have clear and clean transactions and government has a corrupted organizing board where even justice has become the tool of the super rich.

To add to all the silliness in the system, let us say that investor Dick Sorrowmaker looks it over and he says “Mmmm, I think we may have a bubble here. (sound familiar?) I shall bet my sorry fortune that this bubble is going to pop!” Of course it is going to pop because it has no intrinsic economic integrity.  Dick Sorrowmaker wins his bet and gets to be one of richest men in the world, profiting from a decline, a burst economic bubble; and it is downright scary that he can get away with it. I mean be objective here. Should any investor be able to profit from a decline?   This is crazy economics.  Investors should profit when they contribute to growing the economy and creating jobs. And what of the unintended consequences? We now have an investor who was able to buy countries and politicians and radically change elections and not always for the better. Is Dick Sorrowmaker a producer? Investors, bankers and politicians, none of them are producers.

They do not make anything.

Oligarchy defines a society or a system that is ruled and dominated by a small minority of the top wealthiest (corrupt) citizens. Oligarchy is a way to enrich the few at the cost of the many. So the free market ceases to function and Capitalism becomes a system in name only.

Those who are at least up to seeing the inequities tend to embrace socialism as the solution. Socialism has one major flaw.  The common denominator in the decline of honest banking has been a lack of banking integrity and the greed of bankers and an inept Justice Department.   Capitalism detractors see this as a flaw in the free market system. Yet what it truly is, is a flaw in government and a corruption of justice.

Sally is well rewarded by an honest bank for her industry and thrift. She uses her surplus to buy a house and her spending as she decorates keeps several other small businesses afloat. She even buys furniture from Harry.

In a free economy Harry gets his loan, buys new machinery and starts to make fancy decks and sun porches. He employs new workers who are paid fairly. Employment goes up. After all Small Business is the largest employer of all. This new market he has newly found is wide open and he can keep his furniture at an even keel and depend on the new products for his profit. He has already learned all the woodworking tricks that will take him successfully into his next venture.  The price for his furniture and for his decks will be determined not by government but by supply and demand.

And so the market grows and the nation gets prosperous.

True Capitalism is governed by self interest, but it is the community’s cumulative transactions (the market) that has the power to transform self interest into the greatest good for the greatest number “as if by an invisible hand”

healthy economy

 Quote for the Week

Anyone who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.   George Bernard Shaw

 

lynnblueovalAbout the Author

Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years.  She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.

You can read more posts at www.grandmathunder.com

Understanding Election 2016

Did the FBI Director just pull off a dirty-double justice BLUFF? 

justice bias

Thanks to Wikileaks the evidence of unethical Clinton behavior has been mounting.

Here is the short story: Clintons are guilty of working with Quatar and Saudi Arabia to arm ISIS in order to unstabilize Syria. This is an oil grab, and it has nothing whatever to do with democracy or the welfare of the Syrian people. There have been unbelievable atrocities and I predict bad consequences for America. NOTE WELL: The war in Syria like several wars before, WAS NEVER DECLARED BY CONGRESS.

What does Wiki tell us about this game playing out in Syria which illegal war Obama started and Hillary Clinton oversaw as Secretary of State. Somewhere in the middle of all of this and begging for an honest investigation is what appears to be a giant money laundering operation: the Clinton Foundation. Bribe money? Pay-to-Play? Fraud? NOTE: Quatar just gave Bill Clinton a Million Dollars for his birthday. What did SOS Hillary Clinton, give Quatar?

The Clinton Foundation doesn’t seem to be a real charity? Much money raised by the Foundation for Haiti after their disaster, yet none of the money reached the people.

Furthermore thanks to Wikileaks what we now know is:

  • Saudi Arabia was a prime mover in 9/11
  • The Obama/Clinton cabal are complicit in arming ISIS?

Go back to 2012: Apparently Ambassador Stevens didn’t like the shenanigans and had to go. Was the attack on and the failure to protect the ambassador a premeditated and planned event; a setup? (Wikileaks) It is also suspicious that Petraeus was gotten out of the  picture just before Obama’s election in 2012. Petraeus may not have been as compliant and political as Lynch & Comey?

My dear Americans this is not JUSTICE functioning as it should. Don’t understate the level of transgression: The alleged crimes are lying to FBI and the mishandling classified information. But  “Good Justice” would dig deeper. What we have is AN OMITTED INVESTIGATION INTO THE ILLEGAL WAR IN SYRIA.  At the bottom of this we may well find a Sherman Tank.

So the pertinent questions are:

  • WHY IS JUSTICE NOT DOING ITS JOB?
  • WHY IS THE PRESIDENT OFF-HAT REGARDING WARS?
  • WHY IS CONGRESS NOT DOING ITS JOB?
  • WHY IS THE ELECTORATE NOT HOLDING THE BELTWAY ACCOUNTABLE?

Donald Trump is running on a platform of DRAIN THE SWAMP (clean up the Beltway) and Wikileaks has been showing us that both Clinton, Comey and Loretta Lynch are deep in that stinky swamp. As Trump’s message begins to resonate with the electorate, our good friend PoliticalComey strikes.

Comey finds Clinton not guilty of any wrongdoing, finds her as innocent as virgin snow. 

Should Justice be Above Politics? We all know this to be true, so Democrat or Repulbicans how can we make this happen?

This flaw in Justice does not exist as it was designed in the constitution; but as it exists here and now where it is corruptly abused.

Power Corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.

Executive, Justice and Legislature

In an ideal world the AG should be an elected office and the Department of Justice would be FULLY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE. 

Americans pay lip service to the idea of a separation of powers between the Executive, Justice and the Legislature, but I don’t think many understand it.

What we have is an Intelligence Department created by a President, reporting directly to the President. This is a collapse of Justice and the Executive.

What we now have is loyalist Power Czars hired and fired by the President; not ratified by the Senate. This is a collapse of Executive and Legislature. 

What we now have is a president bombing a sovereign nation without congressional authorization.  This is a collapse of the Executive and the Legislature. 

What we now have is a Secretary of State playing foot and loose and getting paid by foreign governments. This payola is specifically banned by the Constitution of the U.S.A.

What we have is a presidentail candidate lying to the FBI; no consequences; collusion between the candidate’s husband and the AG. This is a collapse of justice

What we have is an AG threatening to prosecute American citizens for doubting climate-change and for their anti-Islamic rhetoric; an extreme abuse of judicial power.  This is unconstitutional. 

What we have is an AG threatening to prosecute ‘right wing extremists’; LOL defined as someone owning a gun, who target practices. This is unconstitutional.

Then there is the subject of voter integrity. Several high court rulings have come down abolishing the demand for Voter ID at the polling booth called by the LEFT you won’t believe it, unconstitutional. Now the LEFT is suing the RIGHT for manning Exit Polls to ENSURE VOTING INTEGRITY; this they call (sic) voter intimidation,  I guess the illegals voting illegally are terified that they will be picked up at the polling booths and deported. This is an altered importance in justice. 

Sadly this is the form of government we now have. The good news is that there is nothing that cannot be fixed BY SIMPLY GETTING BACK IN THE PRINCIPLES OF OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS. We would need to make just one small change and this is to have the post of AG be an elected post, government in its all three branches would begin to operate for the greatest good and be accountable to the people; a trickle down effect. 

For the last eight years we have had a President autocratically imposing his view of life, his idea of what is right and wrong on the American Citizen supported by a mandate from a past election that was questionable at best. (With these new autocratic dictatorial powers that he has assumed how long will it be before we are forced to agree that any President has the right to tell us how we have to think, and feel and act; not too far from bringing the inquistion and thought police to the U.S.A. An Executive has no right to establish our moral code, or what is considered RIGHT and WRONG, UNDER LAW. This is why we have elected representatives so that our values filter up through a democratic process to become the law of the land.

And now hear this: As set up by TPP & TPIP (Trans Pacific Partnership)  this egregious Trade Deal fully gives away our right to constitutional justice. This legislation appoints justice tribunals to have the power to override our judges. If TPIP is passed during the lame duck session, finally JUSTICE will be dead in our land.

An unjust society is in no way a safe society. An unjust society is in no way an orderly society and an unjust society is never a prosperous society. To make America Great Again we have to restore constitutional justice.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

Some states have a far better system where the Attorney General is an elected office. Having an Attorney General elected by the people WOULD BRING  back the balance of power.

As people power filters down through the justice department to fix the FBI, CIA, DHS anti-trust laws and on &  on, could this not bring back TRUE justice in America? 
To eliminate strife clean up justice.

Quote for the Week

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, JUSTICE, honor, duty, mercy, hope
Winston Churchill

Does 2016 give us a Chance?

Dirty Tricks have been used to pass Bad Laws; can we stop this?

We have a sound system given us by the founders. And it works but if things don’t turn around in 2016 we could be losing it.

When we talk of making a law this is the ideal: One transparent source, one subject, one bill, enough time for politicians to read the bill, enough time for the electorate to weigh in on the bill, a simple up/down vote ON THAT ONE SUBJECT and a two thirds majority where applicable.

Could it be simpler? Simple is good.

What the corrupt establishment in Washington hasn’t quite realized is that it is a new day and the American citizen is coming to take his country back. What our elected officials haven’t realized is that the system is slipping when it begins to get complex.

Today we have much complexity and sadly this obfuscates corruption. Congress has been persuaded that they need to rely on experts to write the bills.  According to Hillsdale College we have a fourth branch of government, the bureaucrats that are not elected and it seems they have been taking over the show. LOL experts are using big, complicated legal jargon that even our elected representatives do not understand; is it any wonder they do not read the bills? Yet it is demanded of us that we follow these corrupt and complicated laws. This is legislation without representation. Do you ever wonder how and why we get bad laws?

The Story of Glass-Steagall 

Glass Steagall (1933 -1999) was legislation that curbed income inequality. The biggest challenge we face to day is income inequality.

Glass Steagall was repealed on Bill Clinton’s watch and it has been said that this and the irresponsible deregulation that occurred during the Clinton second term, sewed the seeds for the BIG CRASH of 2008. Robert E. Rubin and Mr. Summers, also culpable for our current economic woes, still maintain strong influence in the Hilary campaign.

TBTF

Glass- Steagall was designed to limit conflicts of interest and the creation of over bloated banks with questionable assets that in 2016 are again getting too-big-to-fail.

Banks would never have needed the bail-outs, while still being banned by Glass Steagall from underwriting securities. Glass Steagall is a simple law and it forces banks to choose between being a simple lender or an underwriter (brokerage). It is a good law and it worked for half a century.  It could work again today. Derivatives (which were banned by the Glass Steagall) are fast creating the next financial crisis. We have a dangerous situation with even more banks that are too big to fail.

Along with this forming bubble, is the unsustainable debt the quality needed most in the next president of 2016 is a clean slate with regards to finances. Even more than that we need a STRONG president to help us handle any fallout that may occur from what is still a condition laid in by Bill Clinton, his economic advisers and the big banks.

The story of the Federal Reserve

Fed stats

The Federal Reserve Act was enacted on December 23rd 1913 to create the Federal Reserve and the Central Banking System.  It was slipped through Congress while most of the delegates were away on holiday!

How effective has the Federal Reserve been in managing our money?  Statistics show they did turn the economy around in 2008, but that the recovery for main stream has been tepid at best. Small business is still struggling and too many people are living paycheck to paycheck. They can’t blow thier horn on having had much success. Of most concern is this is the USA debt that they have created for our children.

At this point in time, the Fed is an established part of the fabric of our system of money but there should be more oversight.  Significant efforts to get a complete audit of the FED have so far failed. There has been no complete audit of this establishment in the over 100 years of its existence.

They have allowed the market to turn into one giant casino and should be audited and held accountable.

ObamaCare

cost of obamacareIt isstill too early to evaluate this expensive Act; so far there have been some good and some bad consequences. We do know though that it is costing the country money. So be it. What we can say with an absolute certainty is that ObamaCare is not a law crafted with legislative integrity.

ObamaCare was passed by democrats; not a single Republican voting for it and there were some legislative shenanigans used to force it through; making it a coercive law.  Is it any wonder that the GOP rage about healthcare is still escalating?

Harry Reid in 2009 was confident he “just” had the 60 votes to get OmbamaCare passed; however according to congressional rules, such a bill could not originate in the Senate as it is a revenue bill. So Reid went ahead and found an old Senate bill HR3590 (a military housing bill) and stripped the bill of its original language, thereby creating ObamaCare. Huh? You get it. That’s right. ObamaCare began with a confused identity.

There were other problems: The house wanted to make some changes to the bill and the house-amended version was scheduled to go back to the Senate for approval.  Unfortunately in the interim Senator Teddy Kennedy had died getting himself replaced by a Republican. Hello! Reid no longer had the votes to get the amended Act approved.

He cut a deal; the House would pass the Senate’s original bill (no changes) and in addition the House would create a new bill that tabled all the desired changes calling it a reconciliation bill. After all who cared about the changes? The bill is so long and complex that nobody was going to read it anyway.

ObamaCare was not created by politicians; it was created by Big Pharma and their lawyers, nothing representative here.  Nothing simple here.

Of course with a Reconciliation Act tagged on, this only further complicated the complex bill.  Note: Such a use of a reconciliation bill is also contrary to congressional rules.

Twice now the Supreme Court has rubber-stamped ObamaCare raising the question, given its blatant illegality, are there any other dirty tricks here in play like blackmail?

None of these above laws could have been passed or been forced on us had there been a true integrity in the legislative process and an ethics body to investigate and make sure our politicians play by the rules.

So now that we know our representatives are not going to do the right thing, our first duty as a citizen is to learn more about the constitution.

2016 is the year when we hold our elected representatives accountable.
2016 should also be teh year when we have the courage to hold our banks accountable, demanding that those who manage our money and our healthcare, do so in the interest of the greater good.

Quote for the Week

“We are making up the rules as we go along.”

Alcee Hastings of the House Rules Committee during the ObamaCare bill process.

About the Author

bluelynnSLynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years.  She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.

You can read more posts at www.grandmathunder.com

 

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Glass Steagall, Federal Reserve Act, ObamaCare, Congressional rules, presidential election, speaker elelction

How to Choose a President

by Griping Grandpa

Let’s get above the fray of the Presidential Debates and base our preferences, not on party lines, or on looks or likability, or even their rhetoric, but on attributes a good president should have. I have compiled a list of attributes I think most Americans would agree with as desirable in a President.

While for convenience I am using masculine pronouns in this post, these guidelines of course also apply to female candidates.

A good President:

  • Bases his decisions on the Constitution, his Conscience and the Greatest Good for the Nation and the World
  • Cannot be bought or intimidated into favoring or attacking a particular group or individual
  • Knows and effectively addresses the issues that are most important to the well-being of the Nation and the rest of the World
  • Has the wisdom, insight, honesty and integrity to make decisions that are best for the Nation and the World
  • Knows how to choose competent people to assist him, knows how to delegate to them and shows appreciation for their good work done, thus earning their loyalty
  • Is decisive and stands by his decisions, while ready to admit his mistakes if proven wrong
  • Is respectful of others, including his opponents; knowing that mud slinging is below the dignity of the Presidential Office; does not blame others for his own shortcomings
  • By his positive leadership and good example inspires the people
  • Is compassionate, considerate, just, fair and humble enough to listen in his dealings with others, thus earning the respect of his opponents
  • Lets the Congress and the Judiciary do their jobs; knows what the Federal Government’s and the President’s rights and duties are, and acts accordingly

MountRushmoreThis list by no means is all-inclusive. You can probably add a few attributes as well. While it may be unrealistic to expect any human being to pass on all of these points, this list can serve as a guideline in determining your choice of Presidential candidate. And of course vote when the time comes.

I look forward to hearing your feedback on this post. In future posts I will give my take on what is the most important issue to address and how to deal with it. See you next time.

Illegal Immigration 2015

 Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in USA and 17% of these are undocumented workers.

Latinos increasing their numbers

Illegal immigration has become a part in the power struggle between the Democrats and the GOP,  THERE IS MUCH RIGHT AND WRONG on both sides of the aisle which makes it difficult to reach a workable solution.

Legal is as Legal does 

We tend to think that anybody of Hispanic descent and living in America, is an immigrant (either legal or illegal) but the truth is that over half of the Latinos in America are natural-born Americans; that is born in America to parents who were themselves born in America. Such are fully legal.  Then there are also those born in America to illegal immigrants also pronounced legal, but this is questionable.

According to a paper written in 2005 by P.A. Madison, Former Research Fellow in Constitutional Studies such children would not be legal. Anchor babies are not constitutional. The lower courts have upheld that any child born on American soil is a citizen of the United States of America. (Fourteenth Amendment)  Madison presents contrary constitutional evidence citing Sen.Jacob M. Howard (MI) who framed the amendment in 1866 and clarified the difference between “jurisdiction” and “limits”.  Born under the jurisdiction is different from born on American soil (limits)  Children born to parents not subject to the jurisdiction of America because they are themselves foreigners are to also be declared foreigners and are not automatically accepted into the body of our citizenry. Common sense? You bet.

Birthright citizenship has not yet been challenged in the Supreme Court and when it is there could be a radical change to that graph above.

I have a question for you; would Latinos come to America given the enormous risk and cost of crossing the border illegally, were there no big advantages to coming?

Graph showing undocumented spread.

(http://monthlyreview.org/2006/07/01/harder-times-undocumented-workers-and-the-u-s-informal-economy/)

California Benefits
Why are there more illegal immigrants in California?  Why do 49% of children born to undocumented workers reside in California?  California unlike other states provides a low-cost auto insurance program for unauthorized immigrants who as of January 2, 2014, are now finally able to get driver’s licenses.  Illegals in California are now also eligible for a DREAM loan program to the University of California and the California State University systems. As for minors who face deportation, they are granted 3 million each for legal representation in California. All paid for by the Taxpayer of course.

Food stamps
Illegal immigrants can get food stamps on behalf of their eligible kids in all states – without having to disclose their immigration status, according to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.   The food-stamps offer is spelled out in a Spanish language flyer provided by the United States Department of Agriculture to the Mexican Embassy.

Health Care
Most undocumented immigrants are uninsured. They are not officially eligible to participate in ObamaCare – given no subsidies to purchase health insurance. They also cannot sign up for Medicaid. Many do not seek medical treatment until it is urgent, putting a strain on hospital emergency services for which they are rarely able to pay. The Center for Immigration Studies puts the total for uninsured undocumented immigrants around $4.3 billion per year

However you should know that ObamaCare does not check the legal status of those applying for the benefit. Right now there is not much to stop illegals from signing up for ObamaCare and getting the benefits.

Education
2014 wiped out the provisions of Prop 187 adopted by California voters 20 years ago. The measure prohibited education, doctor visits, and other public services to undocumented workers and their children. Most of Prop 187 provisions were found to be unconstitutional. (Sic)

Graph shoving high school drop-outs

Conclusion

There are Legal Latinos who have risen to make big contributions to America, like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Even among the illegals we should not generalize, lots of good people. In 2013, the median length of residence for unauthorized immigrants in the United States was 13 years and 45% of these own their own home and pay property tax. 62 percent of undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States for 10 years or longer. That said, we cannot deny that we have a major situation here. If we point fingers we shouldn’t point at immigrants but rather at those in public office who have allowed this situation to develop and to continue.   We look at those officials running Sanctuary Cities and we have to take a good, hard look at the Courts.

Is it not time to frame an Illegal Immigration law that is both compassionate and fair and constitutional, a law where everybody wins? We have to reward production and hard work.  We have to control the lawless elements coming across our borders. We have to correct our courts. If we use our imagination, our innovation and our resources I am sure that there are solutions that we will all find workable.

Joke: If all else fails we can invade Mexico and give the country to California to fix up and straighten out. If done right the flow across the border will begin to go the other way. Mexico is a beautiful country. 

 Quote for the Week

 Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampart illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory.  James Lankford. 

 

Can Bill Clinton fix small business for Hillary?

Small business just happens to be the largest employer in America. Wipe out small business and you destroy jobs.

When he was president Bill Clinton understood this; but that was then and now is now. After eight years of Obama, small business has been all but destroyed by regulations, banking corruption and global priorities. 

The seeds for the 2008 crash were actually sown on Bill Clinton’s watch, an inept president who didn’t really understand, and his greedy banking cronies who took advantage. Bernie Sanders pushed to get this fixed with Glass Steagall. However, now that Clinton has chosen Tim Kaine over Elizabeth Warren as her VP, is it likely she will follow through on this very needed banking correction?

To Regulate or not to Regulate; that is the question . . . 

Wells Fargo: Another major banking scandal: so what’s new?

robtheworld

The economy got turned around after the 2008 crash, but the Wells Fargo scandal shows us that while the danger was handled in 2008 (taxpayer bailouts of both American and Foreign Banks) a Federal Reserve in bed with Obama, saved the system, but they failed to fix the problem.

Hillary is propitiating the corrupt banking Industry. Hillary is the establishment candidate.

2008 halved the value of many homes and if Americans were able to keep their houses it was a small miracle. Many walked away from the biggest investment of their lifetime.  Now, paying sometimes exorbitant rents, to foreign owner capitalists in a global world, our Moms & Pops live from paycheck to paycheck. Their kids, having lost jobs to India, China and Mexico, are being forced to move back in with them.

Note well: It was the crash of 2008 that brought on the income inequality that is now destroying our culture?

A little background on Glass Steagall: bringing this back has has been included in the GOP platform.

In the roaring twenties there was so much easy money in risky-investments that several big Wall Street banks began salivating. They then decided to pull the deposit money out of trusted accounts and use this money to speculate. It wasn’t their money and it wasn’t ethical, so it all went appetite over tin cup; bankers jumped out of high windows and America went a slipping and a sliding into a great Depression.

The Glass Steagall Act of 1933 is a set of good reforms that ushered in a crisis-free period in USA financial history.

Today we see that banking corruptIon still exists. We can hope that Wells Fargo will become the head on a pike and corrupt bankers will be put on notice that they commit crimes, they get locked away. Don’t hold your breath with a Hillary presidency. She will protect the corrupt justice department and the numbers tell us she is in bed with the industry.,

We should learn from our past mistakes.

1933 the evidence of banking corruption was irrefutable: After the then ethics investigation, it was found that BANKING & BROKERING WAS A POISONOUS MARRIAGE.

TBTF

Hillary is making noises to placate the Bernie voters, but once in power can we trust her? Her banking connections tell us, otherwise! Follow the money.

Is the danger real that we could have another banking crash?  Don’t take my word on it, look at the graph for yourself and check out the numbers.

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Then read my story so that you, too, understand.

“Young Bobby has just turned thirteen and in honor of his teenage status Dad has decided to give him a weekly allowance.  Bobby is a born entrepreneur and he and his neighbor friend, Goldy owned a lemonade stand (this was in the days before bureaucrats made this kind of endeavor illegal)

Goldy like Bobby, was also a producer and although young,she had a knack with food and drinks. Their little corner business was popular for the word had gotten around that stopping there was well worth the wait. So it came to be that Bobby had not only his allowance but also his profits. What to do with all the extra money?Bobby went to talk to Dad.

Dad called the boys together to educate them about income and outgo and savings – it seemed the right time. (Bobby had a big brother called George and Dad included him) Dad gave the boys a collective savings bank (his first mistake) and entrusted the bank to George’s care; after all he was the oldest and he was tall enough to reach to put the box on top of the closet. (Dad’s second mistake)

There was one small problem that neither Bobby nor Dad figured into the equation; George was into Pokeman Cards and his obsession had quickly got him outspending his own allowance.  George unlike Bobby and Goldy was not a producer, he was a gambler. Are you surprised that he began to steal from the box? 

As time went along it got hotter; summer is the best of all times to sell lemonade. The little entrepreneurs decided they needed a canopy. Bobby asked to get the savings-box down and was devastated to find that it was empty. What were they to do? They really needed that canopy! It was hot. 

George whined that he had always intended to pay the money back; he suggested that Dad step in and make it right and buy the canopy for Bobby, after all Dad didn’t want to see his little brother suffer, right? George’s strongest argument (which Dad bought), was that Bobby wouldn’t have been able to do the Pokeman investing by himself, so he was really trying to help him. I mean what did Bobby know about Pokeman?  He was always out there making lemonade and Goldy was now also baking. George knew a man who knew a man who said they were going to close the stand down because the kids didn’t have a licence.

Should George sell all the cards, he wasn’t sure how much he could get for them now?

Bobby didn’t want silly cards, he wanted a canopy, a canopy to give him and Goldy and his customers good shade in the summer for his lemonade stall; a local enterprise that the whole, local neighborhood agreed was a gem, was a neighborhood thriving business.

Unfortunately Dad backed George, buying into the theory that might is right.

Dad was also intimidated by the bureaucrat, clipboard in hand who had come to call.

Dad did promise to buy Bobby a canopy for Christmas, but it was too little, too late. It would be cold for a lemonade stand in December, no canopy would be needed.  And maybe, after all long before then, the city would close down the best lemonade stand in the neighborhood.

This is how two enthusiastic and enterprising entrepreneurs bit the dust.

Of course they could still work their lemonade stand without a canopy, that is until the nearby bakery persuaded the authorities that they were stealing his business.

“What?” said Bobby. 

“Regulations are designed to protect established businesses that pay taxes,” said Dad.

“Duh?” 

The lemonade stand continued for a brief while for it was still popular but it wasn’t the same. Then the city closed them down.

Neither Bobby, nor Goldy would ever recover from the betrayal after trust. It would stay with them and limit them as entrepreneurs for the rest of their lives.

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mom&PopWith rumblings that we could again have another banking crash, having the big banks again steal assets from these hardworking little Mom & Pop shop enterprises is not an option. It is totally unacceptable. It is little Mom & Pop enterprises that depend on the banks to keep their meager money safe.

Purists argue that we should let the big banks be forced into bankruptcy for that is how a free market system works. The American voter thinks this banking danger has gone away, but all that has happened is that it has been swept under a dirty carpet that is still big banking today.

It all comes back to a good law deliberately wiped out for banking greed and one inept President who lacked any kind of personal ethics. Do we want his wife to bring back all the same bad laws and advisers? Do we want Hillary to perpetuate banking corruption?

When originally introduced, Glass-Steagall gave banks a year to decide: they could get out of the securities business, and enjoy the benefits of deposit insurance and access to the low-interest credit of the Federal Reserve; or they could choose to be investment banks and brokerage houses, and forego the banking privileges given them by depositors.

It is one or the other, and once again in 2016 it is time for we the people to force the banks to make the choice.

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Bobby said to his Dad, “I think I will put my money in a real bank next time.”

Oh yeah?

Until the banks get their act together not such a good idea Bobby?

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It is true that most regulations are counter productive but there are some like the Glass-Steagall Act that are absolutely vital to our economic prosperity and the stability of our culture. America survived the Great Depression because there was effective ethics investigation, effective reorganization of the banking sector and new, strong policy put in place to make sure t didn’t happen again.

Quote for the Week

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

Henry Ford

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About the AuthorLynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) has been writing for twenty years.  She has published two books, “Politics IOU” and “Magic Money” both on Kindle.You can read more posts t fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice or www.grandmathunder.com