When Tragedy hits, Good to have a Good Man at the Helm (Updated September 2017)
Top marks to Trump Team for working together to resolve this Harvey crisis. We see Ben Carson hard at repairing homes and providing shelter for those in need;
Rick Perry protecting our pipelines and keeping the gas pumping at the stations; and Mike Pence in the trenches with his wife comforting those hit by the storm.
The recovery in Texas will be driven by the faith-based community as they exert what is best about Christian values of compassion and community and help to those in need.
“We’re watching a very, very thoughtful, well-orchestrated effort in the face of a massive, massive storm that Mother Nature has thrown the state of Texas.” said Rick Perry.
Team Trump decided to tap the oil reserve following the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which normally carries a huge amount of gasoline between Houston and the East Coast. Rick Perry reassured the nation that the Colonial Pipeline outage is driven by limited gasoline supplies, not damage to the pipeline itself. Keeping the gas flowing is vital to the economic recovery. High prices at the pump would be counter-productive to the Harvey recovery.
What we are seeing is a supremely competent, well orchestrated response to a big, national disaster; amazing team effort and support from the Governor of Texas for the Trump relief efforts.
What may not be appreciated is the vital role our President is playing in making this all happen. He has been criticized for not going to Houston and commiserating with those who have lost much.It was a correct call to stay HIGH and coordinate the relief effort. It is my guess that he is on the phones pulling it together and fascinating some of the questions we hear he is asking. Trump is a builder and we are grateful to have his building expertise as he pulls this together. Believe me the next time a monster storm hits, the damage is going to be less. Trump thinks in futures. He shows his caring, by sacrificing his border wall and reaching out to Democrats to fund the recovery.
Shame on those who have criticized a President who is making it go right. The one thing to realize is that this president always elects his decisions based on the greatest good.
The demonization continues even while the country reels from a natural disaster. Whatever Trump does they will find him wrong. He cannot do anything right. They project their swamp-dwelling condition onto him.
America’s crisis is a moral one. America (and the world) is looking to find its moral compass.
America’s Third Crisis
Since its founding, America has faced three crises, the first was when we won our independence from the tyranny of a British King who was denying representative government.
The second, the Civil War was designed to divide North from South and challenged slavery. It was also this war that should have put an end to racism and may have until inverse racism began to be exploited politically.
The founding fathers envisioned a limited Federal Government with explicit and restricted responsibilities. The role of government was to protect the security of the nation and to keep the domestic peace and safety. With a rot in Federal education, most citizens no longer understand the meaning of “Conservative” or “Republic” or “Progressive” or “Liberal” or “Socialist”. There is also a big confusion between “human rights” and “natural rights”. Natural rights are God-given, the right of every citizen to equal opportunity under law and the protection of person and property.
Note well: a citizen’s standard of living is not protected under the American constitution. Each citizen is expected to go out and learn a trade and go to work for self, family and the country.
Our democratic process was designed to resolve BIG ideological differences. It has kept us away from civil war. It would have done so again were we not subverted and divided by evil influences. Against a backdrop of the traditional conflict between Republican and Progressive ideas we have new challenges to the American Liberty & Prosperity. There is growing circumstantial evidence of infiltration of the SOROS/Obama/Hillary and the Progressive movement by the Muslim Brotherhood – an orchestrated world movement to change our culture and bring the western world to its knees, under Sharia Law.
We see this in:
- The Iran Deal (Kerry’s son in law is an Iranian doctor)
- Why “Muslim Brother” Keith Ellingson is the “chosen” new leader of the Democratic Party.
- Why Obama & Kerry failed to protect our ally Israel from censor by the Security Council at the U.N.
Historically the Arab nations have demonstrated poverty, inequality oppression and a lack of individual freedom and were no threat to America. THEN CAME OIL. THEN CAME 9/11. Then came a troubling flow of money into our educational institutions. Now on the international stage we have a resurgent Islam, dominated by ISIS and the sophisticated Muslim Brotherhood a movement that has grown since the “Arab Spring”.
The Trump camp (by observation) is clean and sees this danger clearly but (again by observation) it seems Brotherhood tentacles have penetrated the Democrats who refuse the connection between Muslim & Islam. Obama refuses to use the words “Radical Islam.”
The degree of turmoil in America at this time is a clear indication that there have been efforts to subvert us.
Also a danger to America is INTERNATIONAL MARXISM. Obama was featured on the cover of the official magazine for International Socialism.
In the planned subversive actions of the SOROS Foundations, we see enemy action. MoveON Soros/paid agitators at Trump rallies are not trying to build up America. These are criminal, enemy actions. We are witnessing efforts to overwhelm us with Middle Eastern refugees (their aggression fostered in the family and encouraged in the mosque). We see it In the conflicts, the violence and chaos that we are witnessing in our social order, and in the structures and cultures of the western nations of Europe.
Is the final goal to subvert, dominate and then exploit America? Are there those intent on destroying our religions, our institutions, our constitution, and our families? Sadly Socialism, Marxism, & Communism are all highly attractive to the immoral and out of touch oligarchies who run the world.
Let’s put this all into perspective:
Technology opened the door to global trade. This lifted government up and out of the traditional American system of checks and balances. America still has the remnants of a good constitutional system, but it has been sorely compromised.
Technology gave rise to unchecked international banking monopolies, which is what is fueling the rising income inequality. Global Elites and GOP Party Elites (in the game for power) were forced back into a corner by the Trump movement. Why is this? Trump is surely no angel, but he is rich in his own right. What the Elites hate most about him is that he cannot be bought. In 2016 America was put off by all the rotten “bribe” money pouring into the Clinton coffers. Many of these donors make their money gaming a rigged system.
As Trump begins to govern, he has a great freedom. Until the Swamp is drained the corrupt will fight him all the way.
Main-stream Media owned by Oligarchies?
Somewhere along the line the Press got owned by the corrupt international oligarchies who began to dictate the narrative. Some Americans, getting their political data only from TV, have not yet realized the bias. Trump was forced to bypass the crooked media to get his message out to the American public. Sadly although elected, he is still doing this, for over the last eight years, Americans have not been educated on “Constitutional and/or Electoral Basics”.Add to this are the pernicious political lies from corrupt political candidates and consultants. Call it liberal or progressive, or Crony Capitalism, Corrupt Banks, or GOP Establishment, the truth is it boils down to “authoritarian coercive might is right” vs “consent of the governed”. Trump stands for the latter, loud & clear.
Many not buying into the “Fake News” narrative. Google and FaceBook have already evolved too far for coercive or restrictive censorship to win. There is a lot of love for Trump out there.
The eleven million illegals already living in America are not a problem of Trump’s making, but he has shown willingness to get the problem fixed within the rule of law.
He is not against Latinos, any more than he is against women, against gays, against blacks or AGAINST anybody. What he is saying is often taken out of context.
Relevant to the immigrant problem is immigrant welfare. Trump has a good fiscal compass. He knows a country as deeply in debt as we, cannot survive. Can we afford to carry this burden.
Trump stands for rule of law, for the constitution and for military strength and for PEACE. Proof of this is the fine spiritual people he has chosen on his team. There is no way the sincerely religious Mike Pence or Dr. Ben Carson would let him walk us into more, corrupt imperial wars.
We need a president who, like our founder George Washington, was aggressive in the degree to fight for what is right, but who has the moral restraint to create a true and lasting legacy.
Trump’s favorite past-president is Jackson. Like Jackson Trump has the moral compass, the social relationships & strength to stand up to the global rich. Will he succeed? Only time will tell. He does give us a chance and nobody else has done that in a long, long time. It seems the world is at a tipping point.
Examine these mind blowing facts and decide your support accordingly.
Quote for the Week
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
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