America, When And How Did It Change

The United States of America, and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights created by our Forefathers from the imperfections of the country that they came from, which was England. The United States has always had the belief of an almighty God, which means God fearing people, a love of country and family, and the order of which those two last ones go differ with different people. The US Constitution is so perfected that it is the longest living constitution that other countries have tried to copy.

People complain that there is to much dirty politics in todays presidential campaigns, which there is, but there is nothing new about this in the American history. You have the presidential campaign of 1800, Jefferson vs. Adams, in which Jefferson hired a writer and had a creative line to say that Adams was a “hideous hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a women.”

Adams’ Federalists carried things even further, asking voters, “are you prepared to see your dwellings in flames… female chastity violated… children writhing on the pike? GREAT GOD OF COMPASSION AND JUSTICE, SHIELD MY COUNTRY FROM DESTRUCTION.”

We had dirty politics from our infancy. What I feel makes it so dramatic now is the time line. What I mean by that is that today the news cycle is instantaneous, because of radio, cable, and the internet. I will give you an example of the news cycle in bygone years. When President Lincoln got killed it took over a whole year for the whole country to find out, in regard to the limited means we had in those days to commute the news.

Our civil war that was so sad, with families disagreeing on the war in ones own family. So many dead. President Lincoln for freeing the slaves had to make one of two choices. He could allow the South to succeed which a state had a right to then, and have two different countries, or he would by war force them to stay in our Union, and the rest is history.

Where I am heading with this is from the start of our nation, it being presidential campaigns, wars, hardships and everything in between Americas whole being was to preserve our Constitution, under God, come what may.Families main concern was always love of country and God. Why would this ever change? It would not change from the masses, it would only change from leaders who know better, or think they do, than our Constitution.

This was the American ideology and there was no President to challenge it until Woodrow Wilson became President in 1912. In 1908, as president of Princeton University and prior to ascending to the Oval Office in 1913, Wilson authored a treatise titled “Constitutional Government in the United States”.Yet, Wilson wrote not of the Constitution as is but as he wished it to be—that is, denuded of its carefully crafted limits on the central government.

Wilson asserted, “ No doubt a great deal of nonsense has been talked about the inalienable rights of the individual, and a great deal that was mere vague sentiment and pleasing speculation has been put forward as fundamental principle.”Clearly, Wilson dismissed not only the Declaration of Independence and the Founders’ announced purpose for American independence, but the Lockean exposition on natural law, the nature of man, the social compact establishing the civil society, and the essential ingredients of constitutional republicanism.In short, for Wilson, rights are awarded or denied the individual as determined by the government.pg189

What is ironic is what saved our country from Wilson was World War l. Woodrow Wilson was a hard pacifist. His pet project was to get The League of Nations active, which never happened. He suffered a stroke in office I believe because of the pressure of the war, which in turn he lost much of his activeness, and in the process was not able to implement any of his ideology.

America was speared until here came President Franklyn Roosevelt. I will call Roosevelt the Father of Socialism in America.

There is no denying Roosevelt’s revolutionary fervor. Whereas the Founders broke from tyranny, Roosevelt and the utopians broke from the Founders. Cass Sunstein, a former academic now employed by President Barack Obama as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, in 2004 wrote approvingly that “America’s public institutions were radically transformed under Roosevelt’s leadership.The federal government assumed powers formerly believed to rest with the states.pg205

Whittaker Chambers, who had been a member of the Communist Party USA, Soviet spy, proponent of the New Deal, editor at Time magazine, and who later condemned communism and the New Deal, wrote in his 1952 autobiography, “Witness, “I had to acknowledge the truth of what its more forthright protagonists, sometimes unwarily, sometimes defiantly, averred: the New Deal was a genuine revolution, whose deepest purpose was not simply reform within existing traditions, but a basic change in the social and, above all, the power relationships within the nation.It was not a revolution of violence. It was a revolution by bookkeeping and lawmaking. Insofar as it was successful, the power of politics had replaced business. This is the basic power shift of all the revolutions of our time. pg207

Franklin Roosevelt gave us Social Security, only because he intimidated the Supreme Court, warning the Court that he was going to attempt to add seven more justices, to the bench, as I had written in another composition. Lets talk about this subject. Until this time period, Americans were always self sufficient people. Americans always came through with the strength of the family. Americans did not ask for Social Security, it was implemented by a leader. I have written about this before that at that time the average death rate in America was 59, ok, they rounded it off to 60. There was no way in the world those economists in that era had any idea that the death rate someday would be 75, yet even with them knowing at that time the death rate was 59, they made collection of it 65, in other words most of the time the money would stay in the treasury. I feel that every time a government benefit comes into being it causes more reliance to the government and less reliance to the family. These socialists have split up the family make up, in our country. These programs have given people reason to leave their family considering of the fact Mom and Dad are now receiving Social Security. Not so much in that era, but as more entitlements have been added. All these bookkeeping laws that were put into effect, mentioned by Whittaker Chambers, that Franklin Roosevelt has received credit from the intellectual community for ending the depression, had nothing to do with ending the war, as we were taught when we were going to grammar school. What ended the war were factories producing round the clock because of the war. Giving out chicken soup, and chicken, and closing banks do not end a depression. Roosevelt used the depression to implement his socialistic programs of reliance on government, and what is ironic again as what happened to Woodrow Wilson, it is the war that halted all this socialistic expansion because the war needed 100% attention.

I have stressed that once an entitlement is implemented you can not take it away. What this does it gives one more piece to the puzzle to a complete socialistic take over. We must go back to the American dream of self reliance. America’s people today number about 47% who receive some kind of entitlement. I always said all my life, that America should help the people who really need help. The people who demand from America an entitlement as an automatic, have no place in our country. President Obama is a socialist in the highest order. Four more years of him and he will complete his mission of putting us in such a socialist state, that it will be almost impossible to go back to what our forefathers fought so hard for. One must remember, A Marxist society has never succeeded anywhere. We have to get a President who believes in the free enterprise system, and it will take a few presidencies and changing the congress to put 47% of the American people back to the ideology of self reliance. When we talk about the 47% of Americans receiving some kind of entitlements, in that number are social security and welfare recipients. These are people who have paid into the system, and the employer has put in matching taxes to match the employee’s.

Like Benjamin Franklin said when he was asked coming out of the convention, Dr. Franklin, what have you given us?, and he said, “A Republic if you can keep it”.

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pg. 189 Ameritopia – Author Mark R. Levin
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Mental Health And Guns- A Common Sense Discussion

At times I reminisce of my boyhood years in school. Besides my friends, at times I think of those kids that were different for my taste. I am sure everyone knew at least one of these types. The student that was always getting in trouble for one reason or another such as not getting along, or maybe was always wound up, or the student who just couldn’t communicate. I sometimes think what are these people doing today. Did they get in trouble with the law, are they successful, are they good citizens, or did they just grow out of whatever they were going through. I went to grammar school in the 1950’s, so there have been a lot of changes in our society since then. The main thing that held most kids in line in those day’s was not to get in trouble so as not to embarrass our parents. We did not want to see the hurt in our parents eyes, plus the punishment that came after. Is that the same today?

Let’s fast forward to a different era, which decade this all started I am not sure. Lets take the same type of kids that I talked about in the 50’s. Everyone’s personality that I talked about, now has a label and the pills to go with it.

Asperger’s Syndrome(significant trouble with social situations)

ADHD-(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Autism Spectrum Disorders- (are neurological conditions that affect the abilities of a person to communicate with others)

So all ready these kids are labeled and its in their files. Now you have a lot of these kids on pills, or school administrators are suggesting to parents to have them and the child visit the psychologists to possibly put them on some kind of pills, and or treatment. One of the arguments that have been used as to not legalize marijuana whereas it has been found out that alcohol use kills brain cells, science still does not know 100% what affects marijuana has on the brain. The brain is a very complex organ that science is still learning about. So now some of these children that have become young adults have now possibly been on these pills for most of their lives. Through all these years does science know what these pills have done or haven’t done to their brain? It’s really to new to know.

What has happened to our God fearing society? The first thing you must instill in a child is a conscious. That child is to be taught the love of God as he or she is growing up. It starts at the dinner table with a prayer, then what will God think of you for not finishing your food while there are people growing hungry around the world, then a prayer at bedtime, and teach the child he can pray at any time, God is always listening. If you do not instill conscious in the child it’s like the brain floating like a butterfly. It will do whatever it wants when it wants to.

I am not going to call this killer in Connecticut by his name so as not to glorify him. Who knows how long this person was labeled with his illness, and how much medications he was on, and how long he was taking them. That poor mother of his just didn’t know what to do. She waits till he is twenty years to attempt to have him committed and the story that is rumored now until we find out more is that she was keeping him away from society, by keeping him in the basement. We can talk about pills, video games, guns all day, only each parent knows across our country if they have one of these kids in their household ready to explode, and it is up to them to turn them in long before the explosion point of having small children, parents and teachers killed in some school, and the mother herself. This is so devastating for me to hear of such tragedies and most of this I feel could have been prevented.

I believe, naturally, in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. I am I must say confused as to why people must have these semi-automatics, or even why do guns have to be sold on the internet. Lets see what George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson had to say about the 2nd Amendment.

George Washington- “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth keystone. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference”.

Thomas Jefferson- “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in governments”.

Someone can say that weapons were different in those days, but that person misses what they are saying I believe. When Jefferson said, “to protect themselves against tyranny”, I’m sure he didn’t mean not to advance with the advancement of technology, and just continue to use the weapons from 1776.

I believe the interpretation of the 2nd amendment by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson speaks for itself. I also have realized guns can have an effect that many people are not aware of. Since guns are in our society why not use them as a deterrent. John R. Lott is a leading gun expert, author and college professor, and here is what he says: “Mass shootings repeatedly have occurred in designated gun-free zones, which attract lunatics. Lets take the Aurora, Colorado movie theaters . There you have seven movie theaters, only one movie theater was posted as banning permit-concealed handguns. The killer didn’t go to the movie theaters that was closest to his home. He picked the only one of those movie theaters that banned people taking permit-concealed handguns into the theater. This also happened in Portland, Connecticut, and the Sikh temple attack in Wisconsin.”

So as you can see from the article of John Lott, a gun can also save lives, and be used as a deterrent.

As I wrote earlier, we do not live with these troubled people, it is their parents, roommates, relatives, whoever have you. I feel it is their responsibility to society to warn society of this troubled person, if this person has gotten beyond reach.

This is definitely a topic of opinion, and it should be a national discussion.

Obama To Hillary To Rice

    Susan Rice the UN Ambassador withdrew her name from consideration of being nominated for Secretary of State because she has become a political football. She only has ones self to blame for becoming a political football. For some reason which we are still trying to get answers for, you have an UN Ambassador going on five Sunday talk shows to tell the American people and the world that the Benghazi killings was caused by a YouTube video, when in fact it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that turned down this roll of not going to all the talk shows; this really fascinates me for the fact that Hillary Clinton will never turn down a reason for showing herself all over the TV cameras. As we have found out in the meantime, is the fact that this attack was not caused by a riot or a YouTube video, it was caused by a terrorist organization, and Obama, Clinton, and Rice knew this, because they were watching all this activity unfold in real time. The question is who pushed Susan Rice out there on these Sunday talk shows, and who told her what to say. It is clear Susan Rice could not have decided to do this on her own. So who was it and why? The President has stated that if they are to go after someone they should go after him, so come on Mr. President, lets have the truth.There was a Presidential election coming up, and everything that was said about this attack had to be in lock step, so Hillary Clinton didn’t want to do it because as we found out her department messed up as we saw when she claimed later that she would accept full responsibility for what happened. You see the President was trying to convince the American people that since Bin Laden was killed we had destroyed the effectiveness of Al-Qaida. The President did not want to show to the American people that Al-Qaida was very active, so Obama through Hillary, sent a UN Ambassador, Susan Rice out there to the five Sunday talk shows to do their dirty work and do their lying. So now Susan Rice has the audacity to say that she is withdrawing her name because others have made her a political football.

      

Why Mitt Romney lost; where do we go from here?

This was a Presidential Election Mitt Romney should have won going away. What with 7.9% unemployment, millions gave up and left the work force, employers laying off because of Obama care taxes, worst recovery in US history, six trillion dollars in new debt, US deficit hit 120 billion dollars in October, majority of Americans have said that the US is on the wrong track. When Obama won the Presidency he stated that if he did not fix the economy by the end of his first term he should be a one term President. With the above statistics, I could have run for President and win. So what went wrong?

Lets start with Obama care. In my letter of Jan 8th, 2012, titled “Why did Michele lose in Iowa”, I gave a critique of the remaining Republican Candidates running for President, and here is what I wrote about Mitt Romney. “I can’t even imagine what is going to happen in the debates with Obama when the issue of health care comes up. Romney has stressed that he would repeal Obama care. For the life of me, can you imagine in the debate on this issue”. Naturally, the reason I stated that, was because Romney initiated health care when he was Governor of Massachusetts. This was the issue, the majority of the American people, polls show, want Obama care in its present form repealed, and replaced by a better health care program. Yes, Romney said many times that the first act as President he would repeal Obama care, but even a Romney supporter like myself, did not feel comfortable hearing it from him, never mind an undecided voter. Romney had to take it off the table; an issue that could have been our biggest weapon. This issue should have been ours in the debates, even though it rarely came up, it should have been brought up by our candidate, instead of hoping it wouldn’t come up.

I have stressed many times how Obama care will have a crippling effect on our economy, I will not write about it here; what I will write about is the people who think they have it made in the shade, that Obama care will not effect them, either because they are wealthy, they have a present insurance policy that is great, etc., etc. So you think because you are wealthy you are exempt from the deficiencies of Obama care. You think you are safe because your present union retirement plan is a Cadillac Plan. Obama care is non tried, there is so much to learn about it yet. This insurance plan will revamp the whole insurance industry. What if your Cadillac Plan becomes a Studebaker Plan? (I know, I am showing my age) How are you so sure that when the dust settles on Obama care, your present Cadillac Plan will stay the same. You see, they will have review boards of non-Doctors, which Sarah Palin rightly labeled “Death Panels”. You can be wealthy, you can have your Cadillac Plan, you can be an intellectual , an elitist, whatever you are presently labeled. If you are seventy years of age, and you need a hip replacement, guess what, your life is not productive any more, you wait in the back of the line, behind the younger people. Now, doesn’t that make you feel wonderful? I will suggest to anyone who is presently of the higher age bracket to get any surgery taken care of now, do not wait till the dust is settled, because you might be left with just a dust pan. This important issue was left out of the public debate. Why?, because Romney could not talk about it with confidence.

I like Paul Ryan tremendously, but he should not have been picked as Vice-President. As soon as Paul Ryan was picked, the team of Romney and Ryan had to start talking about the fact they were not going to hurt Medicare. What kind of nonsense was this? With the majority of the public being in the “give me” mode, these guys are talking about anyone who is presently on Medicare will not be cut , but anyone under 55 years of age will receive a voucher. This was terrible. I talked in another paper that Republicans should stay off the issues of entitlements. Fix the economy that I was sure Romney could do, then you could get into fixing and safe guarding the entitlements. My Vice- Presidential pick would have been Marco Rubio. In my letter of Sept 2011, titled,”Lets Take One Step Back, Take A Deep Breath And Think” I said this. “It has been said that there are about 12 million illegal’s in the country. I said there are more like 20 million. Are we to round up 20 million people like they would do in Nazi Germany, and in your communist countries, and ship them out even though they are now established? When President Bush ran for reelection he had 40% of the Hispanic vote, Romney was only able to pick up 27%. President Bush put a bill in for comprehension immigration reform that his own party did not back; don’t you think the Hispanics were appreciative of that. Marco Rubio would have made a big difference in the final vote, maybe even swing the election.

Romney made the statement of the fact there are 47% of Americans presently collecting some kind of entitlements. He forgot that in this group are Social Security and Medicare recipients. I just don’t understand why a statement like that was even necessary. To me it sounds like a defeatist kind of statement. It sounds to me like he is saying, “with that kind of entitlement consumption how can I win? That followed him around for the rest of the campaign, and he even had to come out and admit it was a mistake.

Now you have Hurricane Sandy and Governor Chris Christie.(Every time I think of Chris Christie he reminds me of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, I think it’s something about his name, you think?) I understand the fact that the Hurricane stopped Romney’s message for about five days, but that does not mean that Christie had to in an obvious fashion kiss Obama’s rare end for help to his state. When a State declares a national disaster it automatically receives the aid that is warranted. The least Christie could have done is invite Romney to the state, which he did not. You think he wanted to be picked for Vice-President?

The third and final debate looked to me like a football team, at the end of the game protecting its lead, and instead of going for more points and playing aggressive the other team catches up and gets the final touch down to beat them. That was what Romney did in that last debate. He should have played hard ball. He should have brought up the Benghazi Attack. He should have asked the President, “Mr. President, why did you send out your UN Ambassador to five Sunday talk shows to lie to the American People that the attack was due to a you tube Video, when in fact you knew from the start it was a terriosts attack? Every day there is new information coming out on Benghazi, why are you not straight with the American people?. Just like in selling cars, Romney did not close the deal. He really thought he was going to win, but even if that’s the case, you go for the home run.

Where do we go from here? Socialism is a late starter in America. Woodrow Wilson wanted to plant the seeds, but war and a stroke interrupted his plan. Franklin Roosevelt started our country towards socialism. Many entitlements came after him in the form of helping the people whereas its disguised as power grab. We give to the people, they vote for us. I said many times, you can’t take a entitlement away once its implemented. President Kennedy said “ Its not what the country can do for you, its what you can do for the country”. My, has that changed. The Democrats have taught the people its all about what I can do for you, as long as you keep voting for me. People just do not understand what this does to business, and they don’t want to know as long as they get their freebees. Their attitude is let the business person just raise prices to cover any new entitlement. They don’t understand that the 6 rolls of paper towels that you now pay fifteen Dollars for will become thirty five Dollars if this pace continues. Socialism such as in Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany; why do you think they no longer have powerful Military’s?, its because the expense of entitlements have taken over in those countries, and one thing you must never forget, there are people out there who want to kill us, that is real, it is not fantasy.

How would the entitlement peoples attitude have changed? I should say, wanting of more entitlements, Mitt Romney I am sure would have fixed our economy. When the country is prospering and you have a job, your attitude changes to optimism. This is how we get our country back. Mitt and Ann Romney are good and honest people, I got to like them a lot. I am thrilled that my Grandson saw Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in person. We will prevail. The conservative movement is not dead. They thought it was dead until Ronald Reagan came on the scene. We will save our country, the right person will come along, and when you come right to it, It’s Gods call, isn’t it?

I have been asked by some of the people that I had friendly debates during the last few years, as to how I an coping with the lost? Naturally I say, just fine, there will be another day. What I want to tell them is this: Twenty years ago I lost my wife Susie of twenty-three years, my business of fifteen years, and my Mother, all within one years time, and within the second year I lost also someone else very dear to me. Do I think maybe God was telling me something, I thing yes. I will be okay, it’s the United States of America I am worried about now. May God bless our great United States of America.

President Obama’s Obsession With Taxing The Rich

   President Obama is still obsessed with taxing the rich. It has been established that increasing the upper two percent of the rich will only fund the United States for six days, so why the importance of this step? This is part of his downgrading of our country. The rich are rich because they are able to move their money around. The President knows taxing the rich will not help the poor, because the wealthy will only find another place to put their liquid assets, and will not expand the businesses they have now, which means not only will they not hire, but they will lay off.

    This is his continuance of class warfare on the American people, which will lead to socialism, which is his agenda.