(This is a multi-part commentary covering several issues.)
Conservatives are not on the ‘Right’ – We are Centrists
Over and over and over for decades we have heard conservatives called “right wingers” and “far right”. This is false. We are centrists.
The conservative Founding Fathers of America specifically chose a centrist Constitution that was neither to the left (too much government power) nor to the right (no central government power).
This is why the Founders rejected as a potential constitution the Articles of Confederation of 1781 since it was just a conglomeration of states with no central authority.
We conservatives are also routinely called “extremists” by Democrats and other people on the political left. Again, this is false.
We are called “extremists” only because our political positions are a response to leftist extremism and so therefore we appear to be “extreme” to the extremists whom we are responding to. It is that simple.
For instance, we are called “extremists” for wanting to build a wall on the Mexican border. But we only want the wall since the extremist Democrats have given us open borders and are flooding our nation with millions of people whom we cannot even identify, including hundreds of thousands of criminals and terrorists. Thus the wall is a reasonable idea.
In France, the border-control candidate Marine Le Pen is always called “far right” when she call for control of the country’s immigration system.
Liberals also call conservatives “extremists” for wanting to restrain government programs. Yet those programs have grown like weeds for 50 years.
Example: Medicare started in 1965 as a $10 billion program serving 19 million Americans. It now serves 57 million Americans, or three times as many people. Yet the Medicare budget is not $30 billion. Or maybe $100 billion accounting for inflation.
No, it is now $600 billion. This is happening because Medicare is chock full of hundreds of billions of dollars in fraud, waste and abuse like most government programs are.
So we conservatives are not “extremists” for wanting to make these programs accountable; we are rational people.
Muslims Terrorists are the World’s Most Brutal People
World Net Daily reported:
The American Center for Law and Justice, an organization that works on behalf of persecuted Christians both in the United States and overseas, has scolded the United Nations Human Rights Council for ignoring the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria.
In a statement it released following its presentation to the UNHRC, the organization warned that (Islamic terrorists are) carrying out genocide against Christians and other minorities.
“Through our affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we made an oral intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of Christians facing genocide in the Middle East,” the organization said.
“We gave our most detailed account yet of the atrocities carried out by ISIS against Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities.”
It told the council:
The actions of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The ISIS campaign to destroy these religious minorities and decimate their homelands and cultures undoubtedly meets the definition of genocide, and as long as the UN does not recognize it as such, these vulnerable groups remain unprotected and in peril.
We got the report of a Christian Syrian woman who saw “‘Christians being killed and tortured, and . . . children being beheaded in front of their parents’”. She said, “250 children . . . were put in the dough mixer, they were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old”. ISIS tortured a boy while demanding his father and two others renounce Christianity, before executing all four by crucifixion. Eight Christian women were publically raped and beheaded. There are “mass graves of Christians”.
You might think that this is being made up to smear Muslims. It is not. These ISIS terrorists are among the most brutal people who ever lived.
You also may have noticed that the wars in Syria and Iraq are suddenly winding down. Do you know why?
It is because president Trump is hammering the terrorists with bomb attacks and weakening them, while US military forces are helping in the fight, particularly in Iraq. Obama, on the other hand, played patty-cake with the terrorists. If you don’t believe it then look at this from PJMedia:
In an exclusive interview with PJ Media, the Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman, Col. Ahmed al-Mesmari, says that President Obama and Hillary Clinton “abandoned the Libyan people to face these terrorists alone.”
He also implicates the Obama administration in supporting terrorist militias — including Libyan al-Qaeda leader Abdelhakim Belhadj and Muslim Brotherhood militias allied to al-Qaeda.
Rather than backing the LNA and the elected Tobruk-based Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) in the fight against these terror groups, the Obama administration — along with the United Nations and the European Union — have been trying to impose a “Government of National Accord” (GNA) that has zero constituency in Libya. Further, it is accused of working with terror-linked militias in Tripoli.
This is not only very sad, but shocking. Then again we know that Democrats are allied with the United Nations, the European Union and very dark forces in the Middle East.
By the way, Adolph Hitler admired Islam. Dominic Green wrote in the Wall Street Journal on January 16, 2015:
“It’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion,” Hitler complained to his pet architect Albert Speer. “Why did it have to be Christianity, with its meekness and flabbiness?” Islam was a Männerreligion—a “religion of men”—and hygienic too. The “soldiers of Islam” received a warrior’s heaven, “a real earthly paradise” with “houris” and “wine flowing.” This, Hitler argued, was much more suited to the “Germanic temperament” than the “Jewish filth and priestly twaddle” of Christianity.
More Bad News about Marijuana
CBS News reported:
Does driving while high have any impact on auto accident rates? Legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington correlates to about a 3 percent increase in auto collision claim frequencies compared to states without such legislation, according to a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study. It’s the first one the group has conducted since the drug went on sale legally (in Colorado in 2012).
“More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,” the study said.
Friends, marijuana is not a “harmless” drug as its proponents claim. It has caused mental problems like schizophrenia among millions of users, and leads to the use of harder drugs. Its legalization is leading younger and younger kids to start using it and other drugs. Its legalization also is leading to millions of people being disqualified for jobs that test for drugs.
Nikitas3.com even was friends with a successful multi-millionaire businessman with a wonderful family who was killed in an accident while ‘high’ on marijuana. Thus I have seen first-hand what this drug does.
Marijuana has been called “dangerous” by the American Medical Association. So the next time someone tells you how great marijuana is, tell them the truth.
Is Barack Obama the New Bill Clinton?
Nikitas3.com believes that Obama is the new Clinton. And by that I mean that Obama will never leave the political scene until he dies, as Bill Clinton is doing. Worse, after just six months out of office Obama is suddenly everywhere as he seeks to put a stop on president Trump.
This would not have happened if Hillary Clinton had been elected, but Obama now is in emergency mode to try and salvage not only his own legacy but to save the Democrat party, which is in dire straits.
Normally, ex-presidents are supposed to follow the ‘unwritten rule’ to fade from view and let history judge them. Republicans have respected this rule (Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, the two Bushes) but not Democrats. On the other hand the living Democrat ex-presidents are constantly in our faces – Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and now Obama.
Carter faded from view for many years after he lost his 1980 re-election but now he is in the news constantly with his far-left views. Bill Clinton did disappear for several years after he left office in January 2001, but ever since 2005 he has been in the news routinely, particularly with his wife’s two failed presidential bids.
Obama is the worst. He has waited just a few months to start re-appearing. But this is what you get from someone who is a hard-core leftist. Everything is political to people like Obama because it is only through political power that they live or die. Otherwise they have no life at all.
Trump is Draining the Swamp
President Trump is starting to “drain the swamp” in Washington, but it is going to be a slow process. Here is Luke Rosiak writing on the Daily Caller website:
Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catch phrase “you’re fired” into action was more than just empty rhetoric.
Another 200 VA workers were suspended and 33 demoted, according to data newly published by the department as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s commitment to greater transparency. Those disciplined include 22 senior leaders, more than 70 nurses, 14 police officers, and 25 physicians.
Also disciplined were a program analyst dealing with the Government Accountability Office, which audits the department, a public affairs specialist, a chief of police and a chief of surgery.
Many housekeeping aides and food service workers — lower-level jobs in which the department has employed felons and convicted sex offenders — were also fired.
This is great news, but don’t celebrate yet. These people are represented by unions that protect the worst workers and have gouged taxpayers for decades with exorbitant wage demands. Many of these people who have been fired will either get their jobs back, or will get big payoffs from the government. Look at what else Rosiak wrote:
Yet VA repeatedly made five and six-figure payments to bad employees to get them to quit after they threatened to gum up the works by appealing disciplinary actions. The department even allowed Hamlin to offer a low-level employee $300,000 to quit after she refused to help management retaliate against a whistleblower who exposed Hamlin’s arrest.
The agency paid more than $5 million in settlements to employees under McDonald, which had the effect of encouraging bad employees to relentlessly appeal and make unsupported charges of discrimination when they were targeted for discipline, in an often-successful attempt to convert punishment into reward.
So “draining the swamp” is a bigger job than we might have thought. But at least we have a president who is getting the ball rolling after just 6 months in office, and that is a major step forward. Once it picks up speed, it will keep itself going because “we the people” will demand it.
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