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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

It's a Ripple of a Rush Thing

Dear America,

"socialism is a philosophy of failure, with the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.  It's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery,"  thank you, Winston Churchill.

and California is well on it's way.

to think... there was a time when the spirit of the Gold Rush created the future of all possibilities, beginning with industry and ending with the Golden Gate Bridge, the skyline of San Francisco, and the insatiable attraction of people from around the world, complete with the making of a seaport pioneering international economic fortunes and a city built upon pocketfuls of ethnic neighborhoods feeding the frenzy of the wild wild west through the bounty and beauty of free enterprise.

Activists sporting a campaign promoting some kind of "living minimum wage" would have been laughed right out of the saloon and chased to the edge of town.

Considering this girl has had her passion for this campaign cycle ebb and flow much like the Pacific tides, it warms my southern California spirit to see that it might just matter this time around...not that that's saying very much, if proper perspective has it's due.

So for kicks and giggles, let's take a look at what this means --

“some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode.” 

Asked if she thinks that’s “dangerous,” she replied, 

“It’s dangerous to think that we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, threats to women’s rights and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around.”

so this is Susan Sarandon, responding to a question during an interview on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes -- and quoted in a post @ The Daily Beast, here.

Her point, being a Sanders devotee: that she may even consider pulling the lever for Trump over Hillary!  At least he will bring "the revolution immediately" she ponders, out-loud, and for all within earshot to hear.

“I think, in certain quarters, there’s growing concern that the folks that are into Bernie Sanders have come to despise Hillary Clinton or reject Hillary Clinton and that should she be the nominee, which is as yet undetermined, they will walk away,” Hayes said.
“That’s a legitimate concern,” Sarandon replied. “Because they’re very passionate and principled.”
...And if  "they're very passionate and principled," then what am I?  But I digress.

But just listen to her --

Listen to what she rattles off as her go-to list of top concerns --

  • the militarized police force, 
  • with privatized prisons, 
  • with the death penalty, 
  • with the low minimum wage, 
  • threats to women’s rights 
Yes, these are dangerous times, Susan, and just listen to the Leftist talking points marching to the beat right on cue.

So -- being a girl of passion and principle, too -- here's my list:

  • Radicalized Islamic terrorists...from lone rogue attacks to the highly organized group efforts, formerly recognized under the names of ISIS, al Queda, Hamas, Hezbollah, boko haram,.. 
  • A nuclearized Iran, with no economic sanctions and no boundaries
  • Women's rights in the Middle East, Africa, and just maybe even in the United States and Europe...any neighborhood where Islam and Sharia law reign together, enslaving women from birth.
  • Education in America -- indoctrinating our children with a liberal, leftist ideology and erasing the fundamental principles and duties and responsibilities as citizens from the curriculum.
  • Losing the fundamentals of our free enterprising spirit -- from wages to growth to taxation, the culture has lost our way....it's somewhere between crony capitalism and the dreams of creating a liberal utopia....I blame it on the left turn when we should have taken a right.
[and PS I happen to like the death penalty -- the problem is we don't actually use it, making it no longer a deterrent or influence preventing harm against humanity as the law was originally designed.]
But let's regroup, shall we?

I take issue with the realization that Susan Sarandon believes she just might vote for Trump over Hillary.  What a rip.

That is a real problem.

It makes me all tied up in knots, as I bear witness to my passion -- now, well on it's way on the ebb of the sparkling azure tide bubbling over my toes and out to sea.  ugh.

If California matters, then we are all in for a world of hurt.  

Now, the reality is...it's a dead heat.  Emphasis on dead -- which may, come to think of it, be a first in perspective.  

But make no mistake -- we are witnessing a slow death to America.  The passionate fight for all things America stands for -- principles and all -- is being drowned out by irrational, emotional liberal activists...ah who are we kidding, SOCIALISTS...  

IN the midst of this self-inflicted enthusiasm gap, I'm gonna  close the day with this:

But proposing to close the “wealth gap” is worse than silly. It entails a lie. The notion of economic equality is based on an ancient and ugly falsehood central to bad economic thinking: There’s a fixed amount of wealth. Wealth is zero-sum. If I have too many cups of tea, you have to lick the tea pot. But wealth is based on productivity. Productivity is expandable. Otherwise there wouldn’t be any economic thinking, good or bad, or any tea or tea pots either....

So, if wealth is not theft, if the thing that makes you rich doesn’t make me poor, why don’t collectivists concentrate on the question, “How do we make everyone wealthy?” Or better, “How have we been managing to do this so brilliantly since 1820?”

for the rest of this, go to a REALLY old post -- from 1997! -- here, "Closing the Wealth Gap" by P.J. O'Rourke.

indeed.  Read the whole thing, if you will; it's really good.

How do we make everyone wealthy?

Productivity is expandable! [or, as sure as the low tide,  it can contract ... from the weight of faulty thinking, and other things]

What the world needs now, besides love sweet love, is a golden rush!

oh the unlimited lightness of being productive -- buoyant and resilient and unsinkable!

my little twinkle toes are beginning to twitch and show a sign of life once more.

Make it a Good Day, G  

and one more thing -- from one Susan S. to another....Susan B. Anthony was born in 1820.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It's Eyes Wide Open Thing

Dear America,

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!  Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy...Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.  A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.  The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property -- either as a child, a wife, or a concubine -- must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men."

How's that for a powerful observation of the front lines on the war on women -- just for starters?

And certainly, the language may give it away, as something of long ago; but you may never guess who said it.

Winston Churchill.

gosh, the more I read of this dude, the more I fall in love xoxo.

But let's stay focused, shall we?

The old G thing plucked this little number from one of my favorite publications --the  Hillsdale College Imprimis, February 2016...featuring Andrew C. McCarthy!  xoxoxoxo

McCarthy delivered this speech February 24, 2016; while this adaptation appears in Imprimis, allowing for all of us who wait breathlessly for each and every monthly feature on a variety of constitutional topics to magically appear in our mailbox.

And who am I to be the spoiler, right?

Today -- in the wake of Brussels --  all I ask is that you read all about it, in McCarthy's words, not mine.

But having said that, let's go to the only and only thing on the day (after Churchill, anyway) -- and it comes from the middle:

"The fact that there are multiple ways of construing Islam hardly makes the Blind Sheikh's literal construction wrong. The blunt fact of the matter is that, in this contest of competing interpretations, it is the jihadists who seem to be making sense because they have the words of scripture on their side -- it is the others who seem to be dancing on the head of a pin.   For our present purposes, however, the fact is that the Blind Sheikh's summons to jihad was rooted in a coherent interpretation of Islamic doctrine.  He was not perverting Islam -- he was, if anything, shining a light on the need to reform it."

The Blind Sheikh is hardly a lunatic, as Andrew C. McCarthy fairly points out -- but a "globally renowned scholar," educated and graduated from the al-Azhar University in Cairo -- a doctor of Islamic jurisprudence and expert in Sharia Law.

Sharia rejects everything Western.  Everything.

It is incompatible with the Western framework of government and society in every possible way.

By ignoring the harsh realities facing the western world, President Obama is committing treason against America's sovereignty and security -- whether it be caused by blind, "politically correct" interpretation or something more atrocious... allowing for a conscious, calculating perversion of our values and traditions and culture to accommodate the horrific infiltration from within, one that is destined to destroy America, the leader of the free world and steadfast symbol of the West, starting with Europe.

With eyes wide open say a prayer for America, people --  unless, like the president, you consider ISIL "not an existential threat."    (oh okay Mr. President...as his latest response to Brussels is the tango).

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

It's Just a Daesh Dash Thing

Dear America,

so America's president, speaking in Havana of all places, called the attacks during the early morning rush hour in Brussels -- by suicide bomber -- "outrageous." And said --

"This is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism."
Now this attack, is a hit just days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, in Brussels; Abdeslam being a key suspect connected to the November Paris attack that killed over a hundred people during a concert venue.

So our president called it "outrageous" and asked for the world to come together; while the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, called it exactly what it is:  "We are at war.  We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war."

Now President Obama's sentiment may be all well and good, in the great scheme of things; but make no mistake, in the midst of making his unprepared response to the world -- in Cuba -- he glosses over reality.

Christians are not attacking by suicide bomber, sword, and caches of automatic weapons.

Hindus are not attacking by suicide bomber, sword, and caches of automatic weapons.

Buddhists are not attacking by suicide bomber, sword, and caches of automatic weapons.

Mormons are not attacking by suicide bomber, sword, and caches of automatic weapons.

should we continue?

This isn't about being "regardless of nationality, or race or faith."

In a matter of record and reality -- this IS regarding a certain faith to extremes.

President Obama doesn't have the guts to call out Muslim extremists acting out against the teachings of Mohammed, by name --  unlike his ease of pontificating against the followers of Christ.  No, he has seen the "less than loving" Christians, and if you give him a minute, he may just start naming them.

And just how do you plan on "bringing to justice those who are responsible," as you say, Mr. President, when they're dead?!

Muslim extremists can do this all the live long day.




To the north.
To the south.
North by Northwest...

To all things WEST.

Middle Eastern MEN, with the help of women, family and friends and dissidents and heretics and everything coming from the frayed and fringe -- are acting on a rage against the West.

Cue  our Secretary of State John Kerry just a few days ago:

“Daesh is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology, and by actions — in what it says, what it believes, and what it does,” Mr. Kerry told reporters in Washington, using the Arabic name by which many in the Middle East derisively refer to the Islamic State.
And this just in:  the Islamic State just took responsibility for the attack in Brussels.   

Cue the justice against those responsible for the attacks and let our response begin in a less than loving way, Mr. President.

And by the way -- it doesn't matter what we call it.

I guess, according to the intellectual elites running the world these days,  by calling it Daesh -- instead of ISIL -- we are really putting our foot down; now coming from a position of pure strength, while resorting to piecing together our  foreign policy beginning with name-calling, we can be assured security...worldwide.  



how's that working for us?

Guess the Brussels attack is ISIL's response to that; or -- more than likely --  it's of no relation whatsoever.

Terrorists surely know by now -- our response will surely be according to our values...and you know....ironically....the origins of those values are directly related to our Judeo-Christian roots!

It's a good thing there is a time for everything under Heaven, non?  [and if you say that with a french accent the better]

there is a time for peace,
there is a time for war.

And it happens to also be about that time when our president begins to negotiate with the Castro regime on all kinds of things, perhaps beginning with giving back Guantanamo -- forcing us to bring these terrorists to America's shore, or worse, letting more go.   For, you know, it is about coming together, even if that means uniting with the communists of Cuba, the terrorists of Iran, alike --

As the president said yesterday --

“I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels where we’re falling short because I think we should not be immune or afraid of criticism or discussion as well.” [read more at The Patriot Post, here]
Are you kidding me?


that's what we are.

Feel the love, ya'll,

and on that note, there is a knock at my door, and I must go.

life is so unpredictable; and yet sometimes, it's not.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, March 18, 2016

It's a Compatriot Connection of Character Thing

Dear America,

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.”  Joseph Story, nominated to the Supreme Court by James Madison

such is the quote discovered within Mark Alexander's column, On Presidential Character, From George Washington to ?... @The Patriot Post.

and such is the quote that connects yesterday with today upon this thing called G.

Happy Friday.

And to that end, this girl merely asks you to read ALL of Alexander's post.  In the same vein as gracious minds think alike, Mark answers the question of a president's character far better than me.  And sure, it was just a coincidence; but we all know what coincidences really are, now don't we?  I just love how we were thinking the same thing on the same day; and what began as a simple examination of sorts somehow turns into an affirmation of presidential torts of last resorts!

And when you're done, just for kicks, GO HERE.   This takes you to an entire library of all things Joseph Story!  The page hand-picked for you, in the link, offers "Commentaries on the Constitution of the  United States 1833" and begins at the Judiciary, it's organization and powers!  Good Good Good stuff.

Here's a wee bit:

Sec. 1570. Two ends, then, of paramount importance, and fundamental to a free government, are proposed to be attained by the establishment of a national judiciary. The first is a due execution of the powers of the government; and the second is a uniformity in the interpretation and operation of those powers, and of the laws enacted in pursuance of them. The power of interpreting the laws involves necessarily the function to ascertain, whether they are conformable to the constitution, or not; and if not so conformable, to declare them void and inoperative. As the constitution is the supreme law of the land, in a conflict between that and the laws, either of congress, or of the states, it becomes the duty of the judiciary to follow that only, which is of paramount, obligation. This results from the very theory of a republican constitution of government; for otherwise the acts of the legislature and executive would in effect become supreme and uncontrollable, notwithstanding any prohibitions or limitations contained in the constitution; and usurpations of the most unequivocal and dangerous character might be assumed, without any remedy within the reach of the citizens.10 The people would thus be at the mercy of their rulers, in the state and national governments; and an omnipotence would practically exist, like that claimed for the British Parliament. The universal sense of America has decided, that in the last resort the judiciary must decide upon the constitutionality of the acts and laws of the general and state governments, so far as they are cognizance of the judiciary, its judgments must be conclusive; for otherwise they may be disregarded, and the acts of the legislature and executive enjoy a secure and capable of being made the subject of judicial controversy.11 It follows, that, when they are subjected to the irresistible triumph.12 To the people at large, therefore, such an institution is peculiarly valuable; and it ought to be eminently cherished by them. On its firm and inde-pendent structure they may repose with safety, while they perceive in it a faculty, which is only set in motion, when applied to; but which, when thus brought into action, must proceed with competent power, if required to correct the error, or subdue the oppression of the other branches of the government.13 Fortunately too for the people, the functions of the judiciary, in deciding on constitutional questions, is not one, which it is at liberty to decline. While it is bound not to take jurisdiction, if it should not, it is equally true, that it must take jurisdiction, if it should. It cannot, as the legislature may, avoid a measure, because it approaches the confines of the constitution. It cannot pass it by, because it is doubtful. With whatever doubt, with whatever difficulties a case may be attended, it must decide it, when it arises in judgment. It has no more right to decline the exercise of a jurisdiction, which is given, than to usurp that, which is not given. The one, or the other would be treason to the constitution.14
 [emphasis added]

Isn't this just fabulous! 

In this era of deciding, or not deciding, the next Supreme Court Justice, let us stop and recognize the supreme essence of the court itself -- it's INDEPENDENCE!

Oh how a certain Joseph Story must be rolling over and over and over again in his grave, bearing witness to this spectacle.

How tragic it is, that we have arrived at the day when the people are "at the mercy of their rulers." For here we are, in the midst of deciding whose ideology will prevail onto the highest court of the land!  What a shame!  What a shame!  Shame on me!  Shame on you!

And to be sure -- whether being of a people from the Left or from the Right -- the Supreme Court's evolving decline of pure unadulterated independence of the legislative and executive branches should affect us all in equal portion with equal outrage!  [and yet, it doesn't...]

"Good Judgment 
comes from experience, 
and experience...
well, that comes from 
Poor Judgment."

Here's one last quote to end the day, and it comes from Samuel Adams, courtesy of Mark Alexander:

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men. … Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters. … [N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. … Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
...let this thought lead us throughout this day ....and certainly into tomorrow...and even into the next....

We must prevail; we must, as individuals,  be mindful, vigilant, and citizens beyond reproach to expect to find the same in "the characters of public men."  It's a self-fulfilling prophecy worthy of our duty to God and country and community and family and ourselves.  Go ahead and mock the simplicity of it all, if you're so inclined; the thing is, it's just the honest truth.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's With a Certain Hand-picked Emphasis Added Thing

Dear America,

"Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous."
Albert Einstein

so, on a good day -- being a girl of faith --
this somewhat nerve-wracking, accidental sequence of events -- as if the country is simply stringing it along coincidence after coincidence -- is, for all intents and purposes, just a part of the plan.

And it's like, oh, wonderful -- we can all be rest assured; God's got this.  No need to fret.

Oh but what to do with myself.

The foundation is shaking, my mind is trembling, my spirit seems broken.

Here I am, now reaching for my White Eagle handbook,  as I naturally search -- as in, to seek and to find exactly what this moment merits:

When in doubt, do nothing.  
Be still, have patience and wait.  
Learn to be still, my children, 
to be calm and still and wait for God; 
God will not fail you."

Which suddenly brings to mind something from Sunday...Joel Osteen's message.  Osteen was like, notice how we don't have to teach our children impatience, how to throw tantrums, to give in to the rather organic, carnal nature bubbling up from the depths of our soul.  It just comes up and out, no holds barred.  Boom. 

 I'm three and I want              now.

From three, we eventually make it to kindergarten, get past grade school and if we are lucky, continue to grow and expand our horizons and develop a hard earned character that obviously makes us better humans.  It takes awhile; for some, it may even take a lifetime; for others, it may never come.

But the thing is, nobody had to show us how to be at our worst; that part of ourselves seems to come about naturally, without thinking, and certainly without thinking like God.

And when we individually, then collectively, begin to show this side of ourselves, having clearly drifted far, far away from the things that Divine Providence divined in us, how in the world can any one of us be surprised when it comes to the results?

Coincidences collide.  Consequences arrive right on cue.   

And next thing you know, it's the end of the story.  End of an era.  The end times come marching in with aplomb -- and don't look now, but look at how that ego of ours just eats it up... madly, deeply, unapologetic-ally, and without ceasing.

Perhaps I am being a wee bit too melodramatic.

Now recently, my good fortune allowed for me to break for spring with my girl, home from school.  It was, coincidentally, perfect timing; for this girl, yours truly, was well on her way to committing some kind of high crime or misdemeanor, for sure, given the state of absurdity in this republican primary.  Let's just say, my patience was not wearing thin, it was gone.  The forced pause from my world ultimately gave way to being fully unplugged for over a week!  And what a God-send! Who knew?  (tee hee)

[There are no accidents.]

But there are plenty of ironies right about now...

Take for example how some of The Right have taken to Trump just as some of The Left flocked behind Obama back in the day; it's like, what weaknesses, right?    What do you mean, suspect associations?   What do you mean, narcissistic tendencies, with a penchant for throwing tantrums, name calling, and acting like he is twelve?  So we solve this problem masterminded by the political elitists by electing a populist elitist who has more money than God? Really; God doesn't need cash or credit, bullion or billions.

The biggest question that seems to continually make my head spin seems to stem from the position of character:  is this really the best we've got?   There are three hundred million of us and whether considering what's on the left or right --  this is it?   A Leftist/Socialist or some kind of right wing composite developed in a high rise in New York City like a picante sauce?  

And make no mistake, a quick study of the followers arrives at very much the same place, more or less.

Desperation made this.

House of Cards aside, Hollywood couldn't put this scenario together any better if they tried.  The conditions, the bureaucracy, the corruption, the wanton Congress, the usurpation of the law, the absence of our sovereign border protecting the very security of the nation, the demolition  of our military, the liberal re-write of our history and traditions, the growth of Washington's power grab - no matter which party is in charge, created THIS -- this natural escalation by tantrum.  Look for the perfume to come out soon...

It's not like we needed a lesson; it just happened...organically...

T  A  N  T  R   U  M  P

and continuing to repeat myself like a good politician....

On a good day, all of this might even feel like God has a plan, that God is still in charge.  That this tantrum is essential, part and parcel of things to come in order to rebuild and reform America -- an America so lost and all alone these days.  And then again, from the perspective of a rather warped world -- who needs any more of the Divine when we've got Trump? right?  

And sadly, it's not like any other possibilities are jumping up and down in tandem.

UGH.  It's so easy to feel overwhelmed.

My senses feel nothing but loss, a great sense of shame, as I struggle to take note and keep a diary of this day in the life of this American girl.  It's all a gosh darned shame thing.

The thing is, human nature is so easily ruled by our feelings; and people in power know this.  And when we can be swayed by how we feel, we not only limit ourselves, we create the future from a position of feeling depressed and oppressed at the same time.

Oh, the art of persuasion and the allure of temptation reigns high. Hmmmmm take a pill or do the work and walk off the extra weight all by myself?  America has been stuck on the quick fix for ages; we are constantly looking outside of ourselves for all the answers.

The manipulation -- whether it's from inside the Trump campaign, or the media, or the other campaigns fighting to stay alive -- is propaganda, at best.  And to be perfectly fair and forthright -- it's just the way the game is played.  This is politics.  And like Churchill once said, "when going through hell, keep going."

As God smiles down upon us and says something like...all of the answers come from within, my child.

So to end THIS day on the old G thing,
here's something GOOD from Marco Rubio, from last night, as he bowed out of the race with the grace of God:

.....That we find ourselves at this point is not surprising, for the warning signs have been here for close to a decade. In 2010, the tea party wave carried me and others into office because not enough was happening and that tea party wave gave Republicans a majority in the House, but nothing changed. In 2014, those same voters gave Republicans a majority in the Senate and, still, nothing changed. And I blame some of that on the conservative movement, a movement that is supposed to be about our principles and our ideas. But I blame most of it on our political establishment.
A political establishment that for far too long has looked down at conservatives, looked down at conservatives, as simple-minded people. Looked down at conservatives as simply bomb-throwers. A political establishment that for far too long has taken the votes of conservatives for granted, and a political establishment that has grown to confuse cronyism for capitalism, and big business for free enterprise. I endeavored over the last 11 months to bridge this divide within our party and within our country because I know that after eight years of Barack Obama this nation needs a vibrant and growing conservative movement and it needs a strong Republican Party to change the direction now of this country or many of the things that are going wrong in America will become permanent, and many of the things makes us a special country will be gone. America needs a vibrant conservative movement, but one that’s built on principles and ideas, not on fear, not on anger, not on preying on people’s frustrations.
A conservative movement that believes in the principles of our Constitution, that protects our rights and limits the power of government. A conservative movement committed to the cause of free enterprise, the only economic model where everyone can climb without anyone falling. A conservative movement that believes in a strong national defense and a conservative movement that believes in the strong Judeo-Christian values that are the formation of our nation...

...But after tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side. I take great comfort in the ancient words which teaches us that in their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. And so yet, while this may not have been the year for a hopeful and optimistic message about our future, I still remain hopeful and optimistic about America...
...I ask the American people: Do not give in to the fear. Do not give in to the frustration. We can disagree about public policy, we can disagree about it vibrantly, passionately. But we are a hopeful people, and we have every right to be hopeful. For we in this nation are the descendants of go-getters. In our veins runs the blood of people who gave it all up so we would have the chances they never did. We are all the descendants of someone who made our future the purpose of their lives. We are the descendants of pilgrims. We are the descendants of settlers. We are the descendants of men and women that headed westward in the Great Plains not knowing what awaited them. We are the descendants of slaves who overcame that horrible institution to stake their claim in the American Dream. We are the descendants of immigrants and exiles who knew and believed that they were destined for more, and that there was only one place on earth where that was possible. This is who we are, and let us fight to ensure that this is who we remain. For if we lose that about our country, we will still be rich and we will still be powerful, but we will no longer be special.
...And I want you to know that I will continue every single day to search for ways for me to repay some of this extraordinary debt that I owe this great country. And I want to leave with an expression of gratitude to God in whose hands all things lie. He has a plan for every one of our lives. Everything that comes from God is good. God is perfect. God makes no mistakes. And he has things planned for all of us. And we await eagerly to see what lies ahead. And so I leave tonight with one final prayer, and I use the words of King David because I remain grateful to God:
“Yours O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth. Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and you exalt yourself as head overall. Both riches and honor come from you and you rule over all. And in your hand is power and might and it lies in your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.”
May God strengthen our people. May God strengthen our nation. May God strengthen the conservative movement. May God strengthen the Republican Party. May God strengthen our eventual nominee. And may God always bless and strengthen this great nation, the United States of America. Thank you and God bless you all. Thank you very much.
Magnificent, indeed.
The only thing to add is the hand-picked emphasis, above.

Make it  a Good Day, G

ps...if, at the end of the day, this girl is going to be forced to get behind Trump, make no mistake -- kicking and screaming will come first.  Just sayin'

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

It's about Resuming Our Original Liberty Thing

Dear America,

well folks, this horse race, this republican primary thing, lives to see another day; and same as it ever was, may the best stud win.

But much like the fog that has crept in through the night, everything is blanketed with an air that is still quite heavy, blurry, unsettling.  And while it was exhilarating in the moment -- last night -- this absence of clarity, a real winner take all, dampens the results upon morning light.  

Win Place Show

Win Place Show

Win Place Show

Now surely, this girl can't speak for the horse -- not even going to try.

But there's just so many of us up in the stands..... waving our hands all up in the air....holding what feels like a golden ticket.... yelling and screaming all at the same time -- from the track, we must sound like we are completely in unison; when in fact, circumstances couldn't be any further from the truth.  

Our horse hears one resounding  RAHHHHHHH!  
And yet, as a constituency -- the reality is, we are still all over the place. [and a wee bit concerned about doping, too...tee hee]

And no matter the win, place or show, we are adamant about one thing:  our horse is THE horse to beat, out in front by seven lengths, at least -- even if only supported by our own imaginations.  Oh, thy triple crown is near.   Run horsey Run!   Don't stop!  

Let's trot over to the 11th Principle, the one found deep into the bowels of one of my favorite reads, The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen:

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience has shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security.

Thank you, Thomas Jefferson, for the Declaration of Independence!

John Locke comes up fast on his heals, saying:

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of property....[Therefore,] whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they [the officials of government] put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.  Whensoever, therefore, the legislative shall transgress this fundamental rule of society, and either by ambition, fear, folly, or corruption, endeavour to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other, an absolute power over the lives, liberties, and estates of the people, by this breach of trust THEY [the government officials] FORFEIT THE POWER THE PEOPLE HAD PUT INTO THEIR HANDS....and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty, and...provide for their own safety and security. (Second Essay Concerning Civil Government, pp 75-76, par 222; emphasis added.)


The people have "a right to resume their original liberty...".  And only a true patriot. of Secretariat courage and will, will do.

And while the fog outside my window is slowly lifting -- one thing becomes demonstrably clear:  this election cycle -- as round and round we go, where it stops nobody knows --  is no doubt, chiefly, unequivocally, about this state of abuses against the people.    This aspect of the race is uncontested.

The people may have their favorite, it's expected; and at this point, people may be meeting up with pure exhaustion by the length of the non-stop spectacle before us.  And surely, the trump-et may be sounding.... There is that.

But make no mistake -- there is only one reason why we are in this sticky wicket in the first place.  This moment in time, this race that may turn heads and tails for a season, is all about the manifestation of a massive corruption against the people, and this republic, as a whole.  It's always been and always will be about the people -- the people who appear hardly underfed, but live fully undernourished (for umpteen reasons) and suffering under an oppression so great, it carries the weight to snuff the life right out of us if we aren't careful.

If only it was just another day at the races...and away they go!

God speed.  And say a prayer.

Make it a Good Day, G