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It turns out that many die hard Trump supporters are dumber than Obamaites!

By Bob Barney

image from www.bluedevilhub.com   Before getting bashed by the zombie Trump supporter let me state that I wanted Trump to be president. I have done very well in the Trump years, and so have most small business owners that I know.  Trump has been great for the economy so far, with little help from his own party and no help from the media or the democrats.   That being said, I am beginning to see a new phenomena out there that I haven't seen since Obama was elected - The zombie-hero worshipping fan that knows everything about nothing.  The stupidity of those that supported Obama, and considered him to be a God-like figure, which, at the time,  I wrote about in disgust 11 years ago, has now been supplanted with the moronic EVER-TRUMPER.  You see them every-time a negative story comes out about him.  To these nitwits (and that is what they are) Trump is a God-like figure that can do nothing wrong.  He is a genius (probably the smartest guy who has ever lived) that controls everyone and everything, just like God.  According to "Q" he planned the Russian collusion fiasco that backfired on the left.  They suggested that Mueller and Trump planned the entire investigation together.

     Any news that doesn't portray Trump has the greatest human being to have ever existed is demonized as left winged journalism. Here is an example from the Daily Caller (hardly an anti-Trump new site, once controlled by Tucker Carlson.):

Headline:

US Steel Announces Layoffs In Michigan, Hurting Trump’s Claims Of An Industry Revival

The story shows that the steel industry, which Trump touts as his greatest achievement is doing poorly. The United States Steel Corporation plans to lay off fewer than 200 workers at a Michigan facility, according to the company’s filings with the state of Michigan. News of the layoffs comes after President Donald Trump said last week at Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania that his 25% tariff on foreign imports helped change the steel business from “dead” to “thriving.” (By the way, the thousands of Shell employees at his rally were paid to be there by Shell Oil!)

The Plain Truth is that while domestic steel prices rose immediately after Trump’s tariffs, they have also fallen as auto and farm machinery sectors weaken demand, according to Reuters. Hot-rolled coil prices have fallen almost 37% since 2018 and U.S. Steel’s stock price dropped 73% since March 2018.

Trumpites got mad at this fake news:  Some examples of their ramblings on the comment section of the story:           

It's all Dump Trump all the time.

Our national security, known as our manufacturing base, was sold to China over the past 35 years.

Clinton, both Bushes, and The Black Jesus are to blame.

Trump is the ONLY President who forsees a massive war loss to China, if we continue down this road.

Our leftist press could not be happier at that prospect.

 

Tariffs help the steel industry but hurt farmers, who buy less farm equipment, which reduces sales of steel. Tariffs are a very blunt instrument of trade and cause effects far and wide.
And now we have to believe Reuters? They are anti Trump, anti American and fake. Wake me up when/if they change the ‘may lay off’ to ‘they did lay off’. They won’t. It’s the same with the ‘alleged crimes’. All fake news and I am sick and tired of them.
More fake news from the leftist media! The ultra liberal intellectual elites want the American people to believe Mr. Trump is failing but patriots are too smart for them! Propaganda and treasonous statements against our president are easy to see through and we laugh at the lies! Mr. Trump and real Americans are winning and nothing can change that reality!
John T -- When a tariff is put on steel, steel prices go up. That's good for the steel producer (which is the whole point of the tariff) but bad for any business that uses steel to make products, because they have to pay more for their steel. Since more businesses use steel than make steel, more businesses are hurt than helped.
Mr. Trump knows exactly what he's doing and the American people support him in his mission to make America great again!

 There you see it, state a fact that is undeniable true, and the EVER TRUMPER'S answer?   "Mr. Trump knows exactly what he's doing and the American people support him in his mission to make America great again!"

That's why poll after poll Trump has over a 50% disapproval number. Oh that's right polls don't count anymore - so why does Trump quote any poll that he likes?

Here is a list of Trump promises and what his EVER TrUMPERS say today:

EVER TRUMPER- "Trump never promised a total wall and he never said that Mexico would actually pay for it directly," but here is Trump's promise in his own words on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J9y6s_ukBQ

EVER TRUMPER:  Trump Promise:   "We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”  And he is working to do that!

FACT: Despite efforts, and yes he has tried,  Donald Trump fails to cut funding from sanctuary cities. Trump was unaware I guess that a president is not a dictator. Courts must rule on policies and Congress must approve spending
 
Here are some other things Trump said that his Ever Trumpers get mad when you mention:

Remove criminal undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

“A Trump administration will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens, and save American lives.”

Fact: More criminals than ever are in the country illegally are not being deported, even at the rate Obama deported them!

End birthright citizenship

The Promise:

"End birthright citizenship."

The Fact: Donald Trump stalls on promise to end birthright citizenship, never mentions it.
 
The list goes on....
 
Here is my summary.  I want Trump to succeed, but honestly he is his own worse enemy- not the press.  Ronald Reagan faced the same rabid press in his day and OUTSMARTED THEM with humor, facts and intelligence.  All Trump has is bullying. Bullying will not work, and if he loses the working union man, if he loses the average Joe and Mary out there - he will loose to a communist!  America can survive, even thrive under a flawed Donald Trump, America can not survive a Bernie Sanders!
 
If Trump loses, the ever Trumper's will blame everyone but themselves and Trump; when in fact they both will be the real cause.
 

IT'S THE MORALITY-The real cause of shootings, hate and crime

1.if my peopleEveryone is scratching their heads trying to figure out what has gone wrong when disturbing stories break of more attacks by young men killing strangers at random. We are reeling as a nation in the wake of the most recent mass shootings and wondering what has caused this tragic phenomenon.   Our cultural elites have led us down a path of unbelief, and now we are reaping the consequences.

It’s the morality, stupid. Of course, this phrase piggybacks on the unofficial campaign slogan of Bill Clinton in 1992: “It’s the economy, stupid!” This simple phrase kept Clinton’s campaign focused, eventually on to victory.

In today’s crisis – which is not something brand new, it’s been brewing for decades in America – it’s the morality, stupid And what’s the cause of this morality? We have driven God out of the public arena.


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A Look At Jeffrey Epstein’s Ties To Democrats

Some in the media are trying to make the Jeffrey Epstein scandal all about President Donald Trump, but it turns out high profile Democratic politicians and Hollywood stars were friends with Epstein too.

The Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill takes a closer look at his ties to high profile Democrats and celebrities. (RELATED: George Stephanopoulos Says It Was A Mistake To Dine With Epstein After His First Stint In Jail.) 

Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking earlier this month.

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How The War Industry Corrupts The U.S. Congress

U.S. weapons makers spend far more money on lobbying and campaign contributions than the domestic gun lobby: $162 million on lobbying and tens of millions in direct funding for members of Congress so far in the 2017-18 election cycle

 "Hawkish Senate Democrats play a critical role as swing votes to keep the country at war and to ensure that the lion’s share of tax revenues keep flowing to the military-industrial complex." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Hawkish Senate Democrats play a critical role as swing votes to keep the country at war and to ensure that the lion’s share of tax revenues keep flowing to the military-industrial complex." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former President Jimmy Carter has called U.S. politics a system of “legalized bribery”in which powerful interests spend billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign funding to ensure that members of Congress pay more attention to them than to the general public. With the upcoming midterm elections, we will see the full force of this tsunami of cash washing over our electoral system.

The human cost of this corrupt system has been searingly rammed home since the Parkland school shooting, as grieving high school students determined to curb America’s gun violence have found themselves in a pitched battle with the “gun lobby,” led by the National Rifle Association (NRA), one of the most entrenched and powerful interest groups in the country.

The gun lobby has already spent over $12 million on lobbying and given at least $1.1 million to members of Congress in this election cycle, 98% of it to Republicans.  The gun lobby also wields power over Democrats through lobbying and public relations, and the threat of targeting individual Democrats who take a public stand for gun control. 

But what about the even greater violence of America’s wars and the record military budget that makes them possible?  U.S. weapons makers spend far more money on lobbying and campaign contributions than the domestic gun lobby: $162 million on lobbying and tens of millions in direct funding for members of Congress so far in the 2017-18 election cycle. 

There is a strong correlation between campaign contributions from the companies that build America’s warships, tanks and warplanes, and critical votes in Congress to keep the guns firing, the missiles flying, the bombs falling and the cash flowing to the military-industrial complex.

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Visas for 'the brilliant' is Kushner Code for replacing you

Visas for 'the brilliant' is Kushner Code for replacing you

While it’s true that U.S. immigration policy selects for low moral character by rewarding unacceptable risk-taking and law-breaking – it’s incorrect to say that it doesn’t “create a clear path for top talent.”

Kibitzing about a shortage of talent-based immigration visas is just Mr. Kushner channeling the business and tech lobby’s interests.

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AND YOU THOUGHT PIZZAGATE WAS NUTS! What Is QAnon? The Craziest Theory of the Trump Era, Explained

image from img.thedailybeast.comPlotters in the deep state tried to shoot down Air Force One and foil President Trump’s North Korea summit. A cabal of global elites, including top figures in Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the intelligence agencies, are responsible for nearly all the evil in the world. And now Trump is going to fix it all with thousands of sealed indictments, sending the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama straight to Guantanamo Bay.

Or at least that’s how the world is going for the believers of QAnon, the complex pro-Trump conspiracy theory that’s starting to having unpredictable effects in real life. The real  news can be bad for Trump, but in QAnon-world, the president and his supporters really are getting sick of winning.

 
Who Is “Q”?

QAnon springs from a series of cryptic clues that started to be posted online in October 2017. Starting on 4Chan before migrating to the even more fringe 8Chan, the anonymous person behind the clues  goes by “Q,” a reference to a high-level government security clearance. The “Anon” in “QAnon” refers to both Q himself, and to Q’s nameless supporters, the “anons.”

Q is supposed to be revealing this top-secret information via the clues, which QAnon fans have dubbed “breadcrumbs.” They’re written in a short bursts, in a reference-heavy style that’s part poem, part ransom note. Here’s one example from June:

Think SC vote to confirm (coming).

No Name action.

Every dog has its day.

Enjoy the show.

Even when Q’s predictions disappoint, the QAnon community keeps going. Q hyped up the release of the Justice Department’s inspector general report on the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation, for example, promising that it would contain the promised “Storm” of revelations about top Democrats and the deep state. When the report fizzled, however, Q promised that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a frequent target of QAnon jabs, had tampered with the report. Trump had the real report, Q claimed, and that report’s release would solve everything.

 

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Dennis Prager: ‘We Are in a Dark Age’ Because Left Controls Silicon Valley

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Dennis Prager arraigned the modern era as “a dark age” created by the “left’s control of Silicon Valley, academia, and media.” Prager offered his remarks on the status quo of free speech and expression in a Friday-aired interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Left-wing axioms, premises, and narratives are increasingly accepted as articles of faith within a progressively censorious society, warned Prager.

“This is what we are now at in the Orwellian world that the left has created,” assessed Prager. “Any difference is not debated. It is evil. So if you say America is not racist, you are a racist.”

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WHO BENEFITS FROM MASS IMMIGRATION? NOT YOU!

Ann Coulter sees 'phony studies, phony polls, phony experts' lying about issue

1Assiduous readers of my columns know that I have frequently made the point that America’s immigration policies benefit only three groups of people: 1) rich Americans with a lot of employees, 2) the immigrants themselves, and 3) their grandmothers back in Chiapas.

The money illegal immigrants send out of the country doesn’t come from their low wages. It comes from the taxpayers, who are required to subsidize immigrants so that investment bankers can have cheap nannies. Yes, it is a problem that they couldn’t possibly live on what I pay them, but that’s where YOU come in, taxpayers!

When the rich merely have to pay Social Security taxes on their nannies, they quickly say, Oh, never mind, as we saw in the 1990s, when Bill Clinton’s first two female attorney general nominees had to withdraw because of the illegal aliens raising their kids, and we finally ended up with Janet Reno.

Zoe Baird, the first nominee caught up in Nannygate, promptly fired her illegal alien nanny and chauffeur, Lillian and Victor Corderos, who were deported.

That’s how much the rich love Latino immigrants! As Baird’s spokeswoman, Jamie Gorelick, said at the time: “I think it truly pains them that Lillian has had to pay this price. … They have true affection for her.”

She’s like family!

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LIBERTY: WHEN GOVERNMENT FEARS THE PEOPLE

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

– Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Bare arms1Our greatest of Founding Fathers and our third U.S. president had it right: “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, but when the government fears the people there is liberty!” Knowing that the government over time since our founding as a free nation would grow very corrupt and oppressive, Thomas Jefferson predicted and advocated revolution, even a violent one when necessary – in effect to clean out the swamp that would necessarily seek to gobble up liberty. While he saw some government as necessary evil, he thus had a huge fear about its ultimately enslaving the lives of American citizens, as it had in France, where he also was one of the architects of its bloody revolution.

Today, 243 years after his having penned the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson’s prophecy has come to be sadly realized. Not since the days of King George III has the citizenry been subjected to the degree of tyranny we now are forced to swallow from not just corrupt politicians and so-called government leaders, but those who put them in power and support them.


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I’M A SENIOR TRUMP OFFICIAL, AND I HOPE A LONG SHUTDOWN SMOKES OUT THE RESISTANCE

Senior Trump Official | Contributor

The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the doors, sell the furniture, and cut them down.

Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one of them. But for the sake of our nation, I hope it lasts a very long time, till the government is changed, and can never return to its previous form.

The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.   MORE


At what point must science admit existence of God?

image from www.wnd.com“O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!” wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, “The Harmonies of the World.”

Johannes Kepler was born Dec. 27, 1571. An attack of smallpox when he was four years old left Johannes Kepler with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, Kepler took up the study of science.

The person most responsible for advancing the scientific method was Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Sir Francis Bacon, who helped found the Royal Society of London, wrote: “There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling into error; first, the volume of Scriptures, which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.”

In his work “Essays: Of Goodness,” Sir Francis Bacon wrote: “There never was found, in any age of the world, either philosophy, or sect, or religion, or law, or discipline, which did so highly exalt the good of the community, and increase private and particular good as the holy Christian faith. Hence, it clearly appears that it was one and the same God that gave the Christian law to men, who gave the laws of nature to the creatures.”

In his treatise titled “Of Atheism,” Sir Francis Bacon declared: “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”

A contemporary of Johannes Kepler was Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who made the first practical use of the telescope. Galileo Galilei stated: “I am inclined to think that the authority of Holy Scripture is intended to convince men of those truths which are necessary for their salvation, which, being far above man’s understanding, can not be made credible by any learning, or any other means than revelation by the Holy Spirit.”


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Tucker: The American dream is dying

Tucker is 100% accurate in this commentary why America is in decline. The reason? Morality, or lack of it.  As God leaves our families, as the middle class goes broke, the nation begins to decline. That is what is happening. In the Bible, God claims that our nation is going to be destroyed from with. Read Lev 26, Deut 28, to understand this.   This is our fate. Neither Donald Trump, nor any man can stop it alone. Yes, maybe Trump has given us more time, but the decline in this nation is not stopping....

 


How the war party lost the Middle East

“Assad must go, Obama says.”   So read the headline in the Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011.  The story quoted President Barack Obama directly:

“The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. … the time has come for President Assad to step aside.”

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain’s David Cameron signed on to the Obama ultimatum: Assad must go!

Seven years and 500,000 dead Syrians later, it is Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron who are gone. Assad still rules in Damascus, and the 2,000 Americans in Syria are coming home. Soon, says President Donald Trump.


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How the Rich and Blue Get Richer and Bluer and What Red States Must Do to Protect Themselves

John Schoettler, Amazon vice president for real estate and facilities, left, joins New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during the news conference announcing Amazon’s second headquarters will be split between New York and northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

You probably know about the HQ2 operation, launched with great fanfare last year by the tech giant, leading hundreds of localities across the country on a wild goose chase, only to see New York City and a close-in suburb of Washington, D.C., emerge as the victors.

In fact, when it turned out that Amazon had chosen two cities where CEO Jeff Bezos already owned ultra-ritzy homes, it was obvious that the whole “search” was fake news.  

And so the media backlash set in. Wired derided the spectacle as “Amazon’s Hunger Games.”  The New York Post’s headline blared “Amazon’s HQ2 competition was a cruel bait-and-switch.”  And The Wall Street Journal headlined, “How Amazon Picked HQ2 and Jilted 236 Cities.” Or as Politico bannered, “Amazon’s enemies swarm as its D.C. clout swells.” 

To be sure, Amazon’s “search” had its journalistic champions. The Washington Post, to name one, cheerleadingly described Amazon as a “winner.”  Of course, Bezos owns the Post, so it’s no shock that his pet paper was on board with his program.   

More typical was the reaction of Bloomberg’s Shira Ovide: “Amazon may have outsmarted itself.”  She added, “Amazon’s municipal beauty pageant may have been wise a year ago, when there was a bit less skepticism about Amazon and rich tech companies in general.” Yet now that we all realized that we’ve been Facebooked, as well as Googled, good and hard, well, the public mood is less forgiving toward corporate manipulations.   Remarkably, just for this once, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson found himself in the same camp as the larger journo herd when he ripped HQ2 as a showcasing of “merciless corporate power.” 

 

Indeed, the hits keep coming. Scott Galloway, New York University professor and best-selling tech author, called HQ2 a “CONtest,” adding, “‘HQ2’ was Amazon’s term for ‘bad faith.’” And journalist Michael Tracey tweeted, “Amazon teased their ‘second headquarters’ scheme in such a way as to elicit fealty from desperate localities all over the country and demonstrate corporate dominance, only to choose NYC + Northern Virginia, the centers of political and financial power.  Incredibly sinister.” [emphasis added

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The lazy man's guide to world domination

GOD and MORALITY is a MUST for a free people!

Most people are familiar with Paul Harvey’s classic radio piece, “If I were the devil.” (If not, listen to it here.)Though this piece dates from the mid-1960s, it’s still as fresh and frightening today because, of course, every statement is coming true. In a nutshell, it’s a lazy man’s guide to world domination.

In this column I’d like to discuss, not world domination, but national domination. World domination starts at home.

Domination, as it turns out, isn’t that hard to do. It merely has to be inspired by the world’s enemy, the devil, and voilà.

HERE is the list:

So what is the easiest way to take over the nation? To examine this question, we merely have to look at the tactics of those who were successful in taking over their own nations (Stalin, Hitler, etc.). This is an ambitious subject to tackle in a 1,000-word column, so let’s see how far I can go.

  • Do as you please. 
  • Trash religion. 
  • Popularize violence and immorality.
  • Destroy the family.
  • Abolish self-control. 
  • Cultivate envy. 
  • Encourage hatred. 
  • Encourage a welfare state.
  • Encourage illegal immigration
  • Capture the press and dominate the internet. 
  • Capture the children. 


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Who's to blame for California's out of control deadly infernos?

Arsonist may be behind many more than reported, BUT THE REASON WHY these fires are so deadly is for another reason!

The Carr Fire and the Ferguson Fire at Yosemite to the north are both far enough away in miles, but the horror of it all is as close as my breath. Consider that the Mendocino Complex Fire has devastated nearly 280,000 acres and is only 58 percent controlled. 

Who or what is to blame for all this destruction?  If you listen to California Governor Jerry Brown, an avowed environmentalist, this is the “new normal” – a situation caused by man- made climate change. We should get used to it.

But there is another consideration, and that relates to the political decisions made by the Clinton and the Obama administrations dealing with how our forests are managed.

Prior to that, forests, private and government owned, were cared for by the U.S. Forest Service as well as private logging companies. Their goal was to preserve the forests so they would survive for the future. Trees would be thinned when they became overgrown, dead and diseased trees were removed, underbrush cleared out and controlled burns conducted as needed.

It worked perfectly, and the concept maintained the forests and allowed logging to provide lumber for that industry and all of us who need wood for houses and furniture and other consumer products.


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A long history of violence among U.S. liberals

A long history of violence among U.S. liberals
 
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Recently on HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher had this to say about the attack on Republican legislators: "We would never really think this would happen on the left. We think of the right as the people who pick up guns and do crazy things like this."

And that's just what they think. Liberals are peaceful and conservatives are violent. Even those who take pride in their political incorrectness repeat it. But you don't have to be an American historian to know how little it holds up to the facts.

Every year on the anniversary of JFK's assassination, media people talk about right-wingers in Dallas. But the real shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a Soviet sympathizer. And Robert Kennedy's killer was a Palestinian radical.

Last year at the Super Bowl, America watched Beyonce's half-time tribute to the Black Panthers, who loved their guns as much as any NRA fanatic, and used them enthusiastically.

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Can a Divided America Survive?

Victor Davis Hanson · Jun. 15, 2017

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The United States is currently the world’s oldest democracy.

But America is no more immune from collapse than were some of history’s most stable and impressive consensual governments. Fifth-century Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Florence and Venice, and many of the elected governments of early 20th century Western European states eventually destroyed themselves, went bankrupt or were overrun by invaders.

The United States is dividing as rarely before. Half the country, mostly liberal America, is concentrated in 146 of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties — in an area that collectively represents less than 10 percent of the U.S. land mass. The other half, the conservative Red states of the interior of America, is geographically, culturally, economically, politically and socially at odds with Blue-state America, which resides mostly on the two coasts.

The two Americas watch different news. They read very different books, listen to different music and watch different television shows. Increasingly, they now live lives according to two widely different traditions.

Barack Obama was elected president after compiling the most left-wing voting record in the U.S. Senate. His antidote, Donald Trump, was elected largely on the premise that traditional Republicans were hardly conservative.

 

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Freedom and Democracy Are Different

John T. Wenders.   John T. Wenders was a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at the University of Idaho and Senior Fellow at The Commonwealth Foundation. He received an A.B. from Amherst College, M.A.s from the University of Hawaii and Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, all in economics.

The earthshaking events of the past few months in Eastern Europe have generated surprise, shock, hope, and applause throughout the world. The most important consequence of these events, however, is not the demise of authoritarian socialist governments, but the impetus given to an examination of the relationship between the private and public sectors in all nations.

Contrary to the media hoopla that equates democracy with freedom, the mere replacement of a Communist socialist government with a democratic socialist one, while an improvement, does not alone advance the cause of freedom very much.

Freedom and democracy are different. Democracy addresses how affairs in the public sector will be conducted. Democracy is greater when individuals vote on those matters assigned to the public sector. On the other hand, freedom is concerned with the relationships among people in the private sector. Freedom means individuals may choose how to interact on a voluntary basis outside the purview of the state.

In short, democracy means you get to vote in the public sector; freedom means you get to determine the terms of your interactions with others in the private sector.   Read the Rest

 

 


Levin: Brennan ‘Voted for a Stalinist,’ — ‘How Did This Man Ever Get a Security Clearance?’

Wednesday, conservative talker Mark Levin appeared on “Hannity” to share his reaction to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and the response by the media.

“[W]e have never had a former Communist who, literally, we now know spread Russian lies to disinform, propagandize the American people to impact a presidential election,” host Sean Hannity said. “These are unprecedented times.”

Levin noted that Brennan voted for a Communist presidential candidate (Gus Hall), who he said was a “Stalinist who was funded by the Soviets.”

He asked, “How did this man ever get a security clearance?”

Levin continued his defense of Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance, saying it is “nonsense” for a president to be criticized for revoking the clearance from a member of a previous presidency.

“The fact that Obama appointed these people and gave them security clearances is not the obligation of this president to let them retain their security clearances,” he stated. “There is no Constitutional issue.”

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