MARCH 2016 ARCHIVES



 Sovereignty                                                             3-5-2016


                       This is a BIG word in SO many ways.  If you ask Homeland Security or the FBI, the word "Sovereignty" is a Red Flag and can actually result in the targeting of individuals who use it. It is but one of MANY words that can make you suspect and put you on the long Watch List of possible Homegrown Terrorists. 

                        Much like people who live off-grid, homeschool their children, or take any part in anti-government protests, claiming to be a Sovereign is a dangerous thing to say today. ARE we Sovereign? Well, it depends on who you ask. In my opinion, we have never been and never will be, completely free in the way sovereign describes it, but we do have a natural right to be free. To be completely sovereign is to be 100% independent of all other people or states/governments, and to avail yourself of none of the services of such governments. It is nearly impossible to do in today's society. 

                         There have been cases in the past of people who call themselves Sovereigns, being extremely anti-government and refusing to obey basic laws, pay taxes, buy necessary insurances, etc. In a few cases, these people have actually taken aggressive actions against Law Enforcement and political figures and agencies. Hence, the Red Flags attached to the name. In reality however, these types of incidents are few and far between.  The claim of Sovereignty was a big part of the tragedy at WACO and at Ruby Ridge, where Randy Weaver and his family were assaulted by government agencies and Randy's wife was killed.

                          In both cases, the so-called Sovereigns did not act  against the government or law enforcement in any way, but they DID claim themselves to be separate and independent OF these agencies. They provided for their own needs, minded their own business, and lived off-grid in a peaceful manner. They refused to pay taxes because they never took advantage of any of the things that taxes pay for, so in their minds, they were simply Free Settlers and wished only to be left alone.

                          Both the Branch Davidians and the Weavers had a cache of firearms and Randy Weaver was known to trade in guns from time to time as a part of his system of bartering for goods needed to care for his family. The presence of these guns was used as an excuse for the government to target both groups. They were not illegal weapons in any way, but they were still considered as a threat, and that they may one day be used in an act of dissension. Rather than leave these people alone to live in peace with nature and one another, the government pushed, as it always does. 

                           76 people, 17 of which were little children, died in the WACO compound as a result of gunfire and the burning of the main buildings. David Koresh, the leader of what was very much a religious cult, was no doubt, strange to say the least, but most of the claims that children were being abused by cult members and by Koresh himself, were later proved to be unfounded. Janet Reno approved the raid on the compound, and I find it interesting that someone as ODD and EXTREME as Reno could judge the intentions of a religious group to begin with.

                            The Branch Davidians had some unusual beliefs, but they were still believers and they were posing no threat to anyone outside their group or to the children INSIDE, yet today, we have more dangerous cults that one can count, including ISLAM, and no one even blinks. Muslims are protected and defended by our government and Liberal extremists every day, despite PROVEN behaviors that pose a serious threat to the American people and Culture. NO so-called religious cult in history has been as abusive to women and children as Islam, yet no one is going to their compounds and firing on them. Nor SHOULD they, until and unless an aggressive action is taken by a particular group or there is proof of some deadly plot within it.

                             There are numerous Muslim compounds and Mosques in America, where many suspect that training is ongoing for Jihadists. I believe that to be true in some of them, but not all. They are being watched, believe me, and it is not for the average citizen to address in a physical manner. Muslims consider themselves to be Sovereign in much the same way as the Davidians and the Weavers, and I have never heard any government official suggest that they should be raided and killed just for that belief. Nor have I ever heard talk of targeting Black Panther Groups. Yet Patriotic Militias are Fair Game?  American-Born Constitutionalists are TERRORISTS? There is something very wrong with this picture.

                              What is happening in the Midwest is similar to the assaults we saw in WACO and on the Weaver Family, but much, much worse. In this case, the government is attacking peaceful American ranchers and land owners, people just trying to make a living on their own acreage. These people are no threat to anyone or anything, they are not "Cults" and they are not claiming to be Sovereigns. They have never harmed children or amassed weapons, and never taken violent action against anyone. 

                               You already know about the arrests in Oregon last month and the killing of one of the organizers of the protest at the Malheur Preserve. I believe I also informed you of last week's raids and arrests on participants of the Bundy Ranch Standoff back in 2014 in Nevada. One of those arrested last week was Jerry Delemus of New Hampshire. He is the husband of N.H State Representative, Susan Delemus and the Chairman of the "Trump for Veterans" movement in that state, as well as a Tea Party Organizer. The FBI forced their way into the Delemus home with guns drawn and took Jerry into custody on the following charges:

 1) Conspiracy to Commit an Offense against the United States

 2) Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer

 3) Assault on a Federal officer

 4) Attempting to Impede or Injure a Federal Law Enforcement officer

 5)Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion

                 In addition, there are several firearms charges included. 

                                So what did this guy DO to incur such serious, felony charges? He went to Nevada to join many other, armed Patriots and protect the Bundy family and livestock from heavily-armed , federal officials who were killing and burying the animals. Delemus had the assignment of patrolling the border of the ranch along with numerous others. At NO time, were there ANY reports of ANY Patriot assaulting, attempting to assault, or to harm ANY police officers. ZERO. I DID however, see Law Enforcement push women to the ground who were merely yelling at them and unarmed. I DID see police abusing civilians and burying cattle they had slaughtered. 

                                In regard to Interstate Commerce and Extortion, this is a result of Bundy not paying his grazing fees and the excuse used by the government that this was why they were there, to collect their money ! That was before they resorted to the claims that Bundy's cattle were a threat to some endangered turtle which later turned out to not be endangered at all. Bundy never refused to pay grazing fees, he escrowed them and stated that he would pay them to the State of Nevada, to whom they really are due, NOT the Federal Government. THIS was the match that lit the fuse, not turtles. For some reason I cannot understand, the feds felt it necessary and reasonable to kill cattle to make their point. Gee, I wonder where PETA was that day ?

                               Even more so, I wonder WHERE IS THE MEDIA????   I understand that Donald Trump is an attention-getter and his childish, rude antics make for good entertainment, but REALLY !?! The media finds the events in the Midwest to be insignificant? Or, is Trump a convenient distraction from the absolute tyranny being suffered by the people of Nevada and Oregon and their supporters? There has been no mention, nor has there been any media attention to the fact that the Governor of Utah is suing the Federal Government to take HIS lands BACK. 

                               None of this may matter to you, YET. You won't care until all of a sudden ONLY the Feds have cattle ranches and farms, and ONLY the Feds can provide you and your family with what you need to survive. Time to get real folks, and if you like to have dinner on the table for your kids, you might want to consider using your voices NOW.

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  Happy Belated Birthday to my friend, Harry DeVito, March 5th. 

  New to the Prayer List is Bobby Schrump, in BMC with a serious abcess.

 The Flag Project now has a means of legally and safely collecting donations, details to come later this week. 

  Monday March 7 at 7 p.m: Constitution Study resumes at the Lebanon Library

   Tuesday March 8 - Town Board Meeting at 7 p.m.

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      SIGN our Petition!!

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Town Board: Battle of the Backhoe                         3-8-2016  


                      Yup, that was the highlight of tonight's board meeting, do we replace the old, non-running backhoe or not? 

                       I DID say "Non-Running". The town backhoe which is responsible for keeping the culverts clear and drainpipes open, has been breaking down on a regular basis for a number of years. Jeff has been asking the sitting boards for a replacement for at least two of those years, but it IS a large expense. So are flooded roads, washouts, and stranded residents.

                        Every time we have heavy rain or snow melt, the backhoe is a necessity, but no one knows if it will start or operate at any given time, and in that type of weather, none are available for rent or lease, either. None were unavailable two weeks ago when we had all that rain and it was needed desperately. All the town could find was an excavator that is not adequate for the task. As of this writing, our backhoe is inoperable. We have an opportunity to replace it immediately and still receive a good trade-in allowance on the old one, but some board members are not exactly ON board. 

                         Councilman Geraldi was absent tonight, but Supervisor Teal and Councilman Smith both supported the decision to go ahead and take the deal on a CASE Backhoe. Councilman Evans appeared to have something against CASE, maybe because our present backhoe is an inoperable CASE with barely over 2000 hours on it. According to other Town Highway Supervisors, this is the usual lifespan for equipment that is used around road salt. The battle went round and round among the board members and Jeff Winestock and got so heated, that Colleen had to gavel them down.

                         I of course, found the whole thing pretty amusing, because Jeff's dry wit and veiled jabs are hysterical. The motion by Smith that was seconded by Colleen, was voted down and Evans and Baumli won the day with their proposal that we investigate other brands of backhoes and look at competing prices.  From what I understood, our present backhoe can be started and probably repaired for a lighter-duty job, so its value is still on the high side right NOW, but if we wait too long and it stops running completely, we may very well lose that trade-in allowance that is on the table today. The dealer has also agreed to pay the town well for the unused sifter we have laying around, so if it were up to ME, I think I would jump on this deal today. Spring is almost upon us and we will need a backhoe when we least expect it, and it could be in the middle of the night.

                         Evans suggested that we could always borrow one from a nearby town, but when it pours in New Lebanon, it generally pours in Canaan and Chatham,too. Will they lend us their equipment when their own roads are collapsing? Doubtful. Most of the public that stayed behind after the meeting, were on Jeff's side and agreed that we should just buy the damn CASE and be done with it. Sadly, we will now have to wait at least another month and pray for dry weather.

                        The Tennis Court repairs came up tonight also, and THAT is a very large expense that we could do without, at least for a while. We could buy the backhoe for less and let the courts wait another year or two. I don't think we should ignore the courts, many people enjoy them, but they are not a priority. The "Cleaner-Greener New Lebanon " proposal was voted down, and I was ecstatic! Apparently, Colleen had tweaked the proposal that was originally submitted by Bruce Shenkar, but it still had scary wording in it, such as"The Town of New Lebanon will COMMIT to ......", etc. That was enough to get it tossed by Smith and Baumli. Thank GOD.  Shenkar was NOT happy and had a little tantrum in his seat that was reminiscent of Bruce Baldwin's little foot-shuffles when he didn't get his way. LOL!!

                      We finally have a new Town Historian, as Kevin Feurst was appointed to the position again, with John Trainor as assistant historian. The Ethics Board will be meeting on Monday, March 21st at 7 p.m at the meeting hall to discuss the existing codes and to assign a secretary. FINALLY. We have waited YEARS for an active, effective Ethics Board, and now that we will probably not need them, we have one. All the snakes are gone, so St. Patty has no job.

                       The new Town Attorney was present tonight. Seems like a nice enough guy, for a lawyer anyway, a little on the quiet side. I think the board should have formally introduced him to the people, but they dropped the ball. Thaddeus Flint of the Eastwick Press was back, having finally gotten the cast off his leg. He is walking with a cane and looks exhausted and very thin, but it was good to see his face! Steve Oberon of the Historical Society told the board that there will be a presentation coming about the old Jones House in West Lebanon and its interesting history. I seem to remember hearing that it was once the home of the first telephone company in town, but don't quote me on that. We'll see when the presentation begins. 

                       The Town Newsletter is returning, and there are some nice activities planned for the park this summer, including a Uke and Beer Festival in August, the reassembling of the new playground equipment and a dedication of it in May and June, and the usual Town Picnic. The High School Seniors will be doing some work in the park as well and in addition, they will be painting a picnic table each year and placing a plaque on the finished product in commemoration of that year's graduating class. This was announced by Michelle Bienes who will be over-seeing the project. Great idea!

                      The Heritage Center will be re-opening soon in the space right beside the New Lebanon Post Office. Painting volunteers are needed. (See Sharon Moon, as the Center will still be under the control of the EDC . GAG!) There is an "issue" between the EDC and the Historical Society that seems to be preventing them from working together and sharing the interesting, historical items available. In fact, it seems to be such a serious rift, that the air physically cooled in the meeting room when the two group's activities were discussed. I won't mention the snide remarks or where they came from. You can imagine. 

                        It was a two-hour meeting, with the backhoe battle taking up the majority of that time. Still, like most Town Board Meetings, it was often amusing , and that's why I rarely miss one. If you really want to get to know the people who are active in town government, who they are and what does and does not matter to them, you need to start attending the meetings. People really show their true colors when things don't go their way. I do wish we had less division, though. Not just in New Lebanon, but all over America. Why can't we all make our choices, have our preferences, meet in the middle, and just be Americans?

                       There should be no division when it comes to Freedom and our Rights, or to supporting what is moral and honorable. Last night, I posted a paragraph on my Facebook page about the shooting of the Pastor in Idaho two days ago. This Pastor had performed the invocation at a Ted Cruz Rally and had prayed with Cruz the night before he was shot. Naturally, many people immediately blamed Trump supporters for the shooting. I thought this was wrong, so I asked my circle on Social Media to NOT attack Trump voters and blame them for the assault until they got ALL the details. The shooter is known, but has not yet been caught, so we don't know that it had anything at all to do with the campaign, so I asked for peace until we know the facts. 

                        Well, don't ya know, a Trump supporter attacked me with the usual Trumptard viciousness, and called me a "Cruz-Liar' and said I should just Shut my MOUTH! LOL!! Now YOU tell ME, did this woman even GET what I had written? No, of course she didn't. All she saw was "Trump Supporters " and "Shooting of a Pastor ", and ignored the rest, and THAT folks, is the problem with the Trumptards. They are SO angry and SO hateful, that they can't even comprehend the content of a single paragraph. Not even a paragraph that was written in their DEFENSE! I did not bother to engage, I rarely do on Social Media, people are just too stupid and deafened by Trump's shouting and boorishness. So even the Conservatives are divided. Not by ideology, but by stupidity and ignorance and hate. They are far more violent and evil than most of the Liberals I know! Their tantrums and ignorance will result in them handing this election to Hillary Clinton. Yes, they ARE that STUPID!

                        By the way, the Pastor was shot FOUR times, once in the back of the head, and three times in the back at close range. Yet he is expected to make a FULL recovery. There is absolutely ZERO, permanent damage. If that doesn't tell you something, nothing ever will. I do believe that the shooter will turn out to be a disgruntled, Trump Supporter in the end, but until I know for certain, I am not going to blame the Trumptards. Things are horrible enough. Who knows what the shooter was thinking? All I know for sure, is that we need to be a praying people again. We need to be loyal, Patriotic people again, and we need to be a Moral people again. Other differences don't matter, we can deal with all that if we can manage to grow up a little and stop thinking of no one but ourselves. We need to think about what DOES matter, and that is the future of America and the generations that will follow our own.

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UPDATE- 11:40 p.m The shooter of the pastor was just arrested by the Secret Service as he was throwing trash over the fence of the White House. 

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Putridly Post-Pubescent                                          3-10-2016


                        Before I get into tonight's discussion, there is a local issue I need to clarify.

                         Apparently, Melanie Hunt, the owner of Blueberry Hill, believes that I "Hate " her.  That bothers me, because I don't even know the girl personally, and I harbor no ill feelings toward her. Not only that, but I truly cannot think of a single person that I "HATE ". However, that being said, I DO boycott her restaurant. Not because of Melanie, but because of what Mike Benson did to make it possible for Blueberry Hill to open in New Lebanon without going through the required steps that all other businesses had to comply with. I made this clear when it was happening. I felt at the time that Benson was breaking the local laws and codes to favor a family friend while holding others to strict rules, and it was corrupt and disrespectful to other businesses. I still feel that way.

                          I was also appalled by what Benson did to another small business owner in town for the benefit of B. Hill. He grilled the other business owner about her clientele and how she was doing financially, claiming that he wanted to do all he could to "Help". Well, he helped alright, he went directly to Ms. Hunt and informed her that her most likely competitor was not doing well, so Ms. Hunt should take the leap and open her business.  It was deplorable, and once I boycott something based on my values, I boycott permanently. 

                           Another matter that might make Ms. Hunt feel that I hate her, is that I have strongly objected to non-residents of New Lebanon serving on the EDC that makes plans and suggestions about what should happen in our town going forward. Both Linda Hursa and Ms. Hunt live outside of New Lebanon, and despite owning businesses here, should have NO say in what is or is not in the future of the people who DO live here. Ms. Hunt claims that I stated she was from NY City, and that is incorrect, as I have always known that she grew up in E. Chatham and attended New Lebanon schools. I hope this clears things up a bit, and I would like to extend a not-so-heartfelt Thank You to the guy who instigated this matter this week. I know who you are, and I know WHY you did it, and I don't give a rat's A_S how hard you TRY, you will NOT win. Nice try, though.

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                           So, about tonight's headline. It seems to me, that our young people are becoming more selfish, senseless, and immature by the day.  

                            Before you attack me, allow me to say that I am not referring to ALL youth, we certainly have many citizens under the age of 30 who are of solid character and are terrific assets to society. Right here in New Lebanon, we are blessed with kids that are destined to do great things, and we are VERY proud of them!  I am speaking primarily of the spoiled young people who are attending our universities across America and wasting their minds on destructive ideologies. Years of indoctrination in our Liberal Education System has resulted in millions of young Americans who are not only ignorant of and apathetic to the true foundations of this country, but are also instilled with a rabid hatred such as we have never seen before in people so young.

                             In the 1960s, there were many college-age kids and activist groups that were angry, but that anger was nothing when compared to the frightening level of sheer Hatred, Venom, and nonsensical rhetoric we see today. It is SO extreme, SO ridiculous and petty, that it is really terrifying to witness. It borders on insanity.  A good many years ago, a very wise man stated the following to me;  "When I was a kid, we called our money dough, but today's kids call it bread. Goes to show you that the new generation wants everything done FOR them !"  LOL!!  True, indeed. If only it were still just youthful angst, updated expressions, new technology, and fresh issues, but it is NOT. 

                             A very large portion of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 are vicious, spiteful, and potentially dangerous people. The Political-Correctness ALONE is oppressive and perilous, but these "kids" also support and defend ISIS, the Palestinians over the Israelis, Sexual Deviance, Infanticide, Socialists and Commies, Violent Minorities and Special-Interest Groups, and Illegal immigrants. To name a FEW.  They will burn our flag while wearing a Che Guevara tee shirt and scream obscenities at Capitalists with their Apple I-Phones in their hands. 

                             These students-of-the-Left will call anyone who disagrees with them by names that are so despicable, I could never repeat them here, or ANYWHERE. They tell their opponents to go "Kill Themselves", and threaten to sue anyone who dares to vocalize a different view or who "Offends" their sissy feelings. At the same time, they are demanding that THEIR grievances be heard and "FIXED" by the Nanny State. These are people who will never be able to think for themselves or even develop mature minds and emotions because they have been taught only to parrot what they have been force-fed all of their academic lives. They are Robots, and they will one day be little more than government property, slaves to the Socialist System that they are helping to create.

                              When asked outright, most of the loudest, crudest brats with the most outrageous demands, cannot even tell you what Socialism really IS or what it might be like to live under that system. They have NO idea of how free things are delivered to them and WHO will pay for it, much less what will happen when the money runs out. They have had too much given to them all their lives to appreciate what hard work is and what it cost for them to be free. They deny the reality that they ARE being manipulated and are complicit in their own manipulation! 

                              Today, a committee of college students began demanding that there be new institutions of higher learning built in most states and called, "The College of Social Justice". (Of course they want the taxpayers to foot the bill for these new, liberal schools). Their goal is to teach more young people to address what they call, "Micro-Aggression ". They want to form and sit on state committees that will have the power to fire and/or arrest ANYONE who dares to offend Muslims, Blacks, Homosexuals, Mexicans, Women, etc., etc. These idiots actually are demanding that Hate Speech Laws be passed and Penalties imposed on violators, including Police Officers and College Staff. LOLOL!!!  Oh, but that isn't ALL. Also proposed by these crazies, is that the word "Person" be changed to this new spelling: PERXON". Why? Well, because the letters "S-O-N" are too "Gender-Specific " and favor males. Yes, I am serious. 

                              Folks, I do believe our kids need to learn the value of hard work and earning what they want or need, because they obviously have WAY too much free time on their hands. If you're paying tuition for your kid to attend one of these Left-Wing universities, then you are as crazy as the kids are. Think about it, people actually call ME and the Oathkeepers, 
"Extremists ", and all WE want is Constitutional Adherence and consequences for officials who violate it. Same for the Patriots fighting the BLM out West. THEY are being arrested and shot, burned out of their homes and having their properties seized for objecting to Constitutional Violations, but these KIDS who pose a real danger to our national security and future freedoms, are NORMAL ??????  It's an upside-down country. 

                              Of course I DO have a suggestion as to how to meet these demands of the Students of Stupidity and still retain a modicum of sanity in America.

                                I would propose to these demanding brats, that they could have a Forum for their Social Justice activism on campus, minus the power to fire or arrest ANYBODY, on one condition; that they also take a required class called, "The College of Real life".  Each year, every student would be expected to choose one of the following Historical Eras or Persons to live in or assume the role of, for a period of 6 weeks or more. For example:

 1) An American Settler- with ONLY the exact tools and environment of the actual settlers.

 2) A Native American attempting to protect hunting lands and villages from settlers and cavalry.

 3) A Civil War Soldier in Winter in Pennsylvania. Rags for shoes, inadequate clothing, poor diet, etc.

 4) A Revolutionary War Soldier in the mid 1770s. 

 5) A parent of young kids during the depression.

 6) A Black slave in the early south. 

 7) A German Jew under the Hitler Regime. 

 8) A  wounded and broken, Vietnam Veteran coming home to ridicule and abuse.

 9) A Russian pauper during the Cold War.

                The choices are numerous, but each one has a specific lesson to share that would never be forgotten. There would be no cell phones or computers, no cars, no bars, no tolerance for anything un-American or sexually unusual. NO government grants, scholarships, or special "Rights". NO ONE will come to SAVE them. Let them experience hardship and self-reliance, Socialism, Communism, hunger, cold, fear, and oppression. Any student who refused to complete this course once a year, would fail and be expelled. Those who did complete it, could then have their Social Justice Committees, IF they still wanted them.  I suspect they would not.

                 We need to stop coddling our youth and our demanding, Special Interest Groups, and remind them that America is the Land of Opportunity and Equality, and equality does not mean "Special". It means that all people will be treated equally regardless of race, religion, sexual preference, or crazy ideology. Our kids are growing up to be weaklings and entitled leeches. We better get busy QUICKLY, folks!


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 Patty and Power !                                                        3-17-2016


             The Gaelic word above means, "CHEERS!".  That is what I wish to my readers on this St. Patty's Day, Good Cheer. 

              There are so many days that I have a hard time finding that good cheer, and I can't blame anyone but myself for that, because I am the one who chose to be a Politics Junkie. The stress that results is my penance. 

         Funny thing about we Irish folks. Over many generations, we have suffered a lot, like so many other ethnic groups have and still do.    The Irish were the first people to suffer under slavery.   Britain starved millions of Irish to death during the Potato Famine. When the Irish came to America, they were looked upon as stupid, no good for anything but manual labor and the dirtiest of jobs. The Irish  were treated as inferiors in America for many,many years. To this day, Americans of Irish descent are still thought of as drunkards, brawlers, and bums, and there are more than a few slurs and bad jokes about them, but you know what? The Irish don't care!

            There is too much fun to be had to let name-calling and stereotypes get under our skin. They are after all, merely words, and the Irish believe that the non-Irish are just jealous, especially on St. Patty's Day. LOL!!! We don't mourn our dead, we celebrate their lives and character. Jokes are a vital part of every day and it makes no matter who the brunt of the joke may be, including ourselves. Very little is taken seriously, except maybe the infringement of our freedom, here AND in Ireland. 

            My father's maternal grandparents met shortly after landing on Ellis Island. He from Denmark, she from Ireland. They were tough people, with thick skin and strong backs, and they passed on their sense of humor, the one thing that allowed them and their descendants to let "Offenses" roll off those strong backs. A lesson can be taken from the Irish on this, their special day of celebration. "Don't sweat the small stuff and ignore the feckin' fools. "  

             I'm proud to be 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Danish, but I am even prouder to be 100% American. 

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              Since this is just the middle of March and we have 8 months to go before the presidential election, I have decided that I need to concentrate on reminding myself that I need to take time to live my life as well as follow the campaigns. I've always made it a practice to take at least one day a week away from the activism and breaking issues, but Trump has made this such a horrible campaign, that it has been hard to stop thinking about it for even that long.

              His latest announcement that he will be attending 'No More Debates" because he has declared himself the Republican Nominee, really wound me up this week. It isn't just the fact that his statement cements the opinions of REAL Conservatives, that Trump sees himself as a King, just like Obama always has, but it also makes it very evident that Trump is scared of Ted Cruz. Now that Rubio is gone, Trump has no one to pick on and call names, and he knows that Cruz is smarter than himself, more experienced, and a Master at Debate. He also knows that Cruz has actually DONE everything he ever said he would do, including winning the Heller Case and saving the Second Amendment. Trump could never stand up against Cruz about Foreign Policy, Conservative Values, Christianity, or Constitutional issues. So rather than finish what he started and stand up like a real man, Trump is running away like the little girl he REALLY  is.

              This is without a doubt, a campaign that will make history, no matter WHO eventually becomes president. We have a woman running for the highest office in our land, that has been responsible for the unexplained deaths of countless people, extortion, corruption, theft, dishonesty, and the failure to protect classified information and the American people. Can you imagine when we were kids in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, a person who is under FBI investigation for major felonies, being allowed to run for President?!?!? Can you imagine an admitted SOCIALIST who never held a job in his life, running for President?!?

              Thinking back, can you see the American people supporting a man like Trump with his three marriages, wife half his age, marital infidelity, numerous bankruptcies, abuse of Eminent Domain, over 60 pending lawsuits, and absolutely ZERO experience in political matters ? Would his many lies and Liberal, Democrat background be ignored? How about his narcissistic attitude and violent rallies, encouragement of supporters to "Punch Him in the Face "? How about his supporters who now "Honor" him with the Nazi Salute? It would have never been a consideration. NO American of sound mind would have given him a second look, but today, we are no longer dealing with sound minds, are we? 

              No, today we are dealing with an under-50 population that never knew America when she was still great, still strong, still respected and respectful. We are dealing with people who never learned their own rights and powers, or anything about the price that has been paid for those rights. Today, we have an entitlement society who are incapable of being self-reliant, and rely on the government for their very existence. They support the Socialists and Democrats because without free cell phones, rent subsidies, and food stamps, they would be homeless and hungry. Today, Rush Limbaugh spoke about another new entitlement proposed by La Raza. Free DIAPERS! They call it "Diaper Equality", and claim that ALL Americans have a right to the BEST diapers for their children. Good LORD!

               Why is it that so FEW people get it, that every time the government gives someone something for free, they TAKE something, as well? They take freedoms and protections, they take sovereignty and choice, and they take dignity and success. They TAKE earnings from those who work to give to those who will not. Yet in reality, the government has only taken what we GAVE them through our apathy and dependence. Our own failure to KNOW and EXERCISE the Power of the People  that was granted us in the Constitution by our Forefathers, is why we are so over-regulated, excessively taxed, and strictly bound by laws that impede our freedom every minute of every day. 

                 We have lost our right to choose in more areas than we realize. We watch the TV programs that are approved by the liberal media and its government mommies and daddies. We bow down to the P.C Police and allow fear of legal retaliation to silence us. We allow the EPA, the BLM, EnCon, and a host of other agencies,to dictate to us how we can use and enjoy our own properties. Our Right to Free Speech and Freedom of Religion are being infringed daily, mostly by extreme, Special Interest groups backed-up by a Supreme Court of Liberal idiots. Our rights to Peaceful protest and a Redress of Grievances have been criminalized and recently, even led to a death at the hands of a left-wing governor and complicit FBI agents.

                ( By the way, the LaVoy Finicum issue is heating up as Mrs. Finicum has filed a wrongful death suit against the FBI and the Oregon State Government. Autopsy results have proven that LaVoy was shot six times in the back, and have lent credence to our original belief that LaVoy was shot while his hands were still in the air. Six FBI agents are currently suspended and under investigation, and witness statements and the autopsy appear to prove that Lavoy was NOT reaching for a firearm in the video we have been "Allowed " to see, but he was reaching for his lower left back, where the first bullet had struck. Bit by bit, the Truth is coming to light.)

                Makes one wonder why in Ferguson and Baltimore, no action was taken by police against the violent protestors who looted, burned, over-turned police cars, etc. Yet the Trump protestors in Chicago were dispersed with water cannons. Yesterday, it was announced that the Sanders supporters are openly planning a huge protest in June. Sanders himself is sanctioning this action and has allegedly given the protestors "Guidelines" such as; No Violence or Property Damage, etc. Umm, yeah. Did you SEE these people in Chicago last week? Of course Sanders has done nothing but protest since his high school days and according to his friends from that time, he never bathed and smelled so bad that no one could even sit near him. LOL! So I have to ask, how do you think Law Enforcement will be ordered to deal with these Socialist Mobs? 

                Will THEY be allowed to destroy and endanger unimpeded, as in Ferguson and Baltimore, or will they be arrested and water-cannoned? OR, will they receive the treatment that the PEACEFUL, Patriot protestors received in Oregon, and be ambushed and murdered? In today's America, it all depends on what wing you fly with and what color your skin happens to be. We have surrendered our protections and rights!!! There IS no equality, no adherence to Constitutional Law, and there are NO consequences for government officials and law enforcement who violate their Oaths. Not even when an innocent White man with NO criminal record, is shot down in front of his daughter. Had LaVoy been a Black, teenage thug, heads would still be rolling and the media would still be screaming about it. The Finicum family would have already received a multi-million dollar settlement and cops would be fired. Have YOU  heard anything about Oregon lately? 

              As a Christian, I have to bear in mind that God is in control and we are merely his hands and feet on earth. This election will be what it will be, and because I know that, I am spending a little more time preparing myself, my family, and my friends for any eventuality. At the same time, I will also continue to spread truth about the Democrats and Trump and let the haters hate. I will do what I CAN do, and try to remind Americans every day that we need to take our POWER BACK from the government and put THEM back in the little box they belong in. We did it here in New Lebanon last November, we can do it at the federal level too, IF  we can come together and decide that enough is truly, ENOUGH. What will it take for YOU to say "ENOUGH"? 

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 Video from INSIDE LaVoy Finicum's Truck!  He was shot immediately while his hands were still in the air.

 

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 How About a WAKE-UP CALL???                              3-18-2016


YES! WE AMERICANS ARE ANGRY

by John W. Wallace

In 1726, Jonathan Swift wrote “Gulliver’s Travels” which was a story of an English surgeon, named Lemuel Gulliver, who takes to the high seas when his business in England fails. Gulliver's multiple adventures begin in a place called Lilliput when he awakens on a beach after a shipwreck only to find himself immobilized and tied down by thousands of tiny threads woven around him by the very tiny Lilliputians.

If Gulliver had been awake, he could easily have snapped these threads individually or in small numbers and the Lilliputians would never have succeeded in taking control of Gulliver and making him their prisoner. Those tiny threads were multiplied and woven hundreds and thousands of times by the Lilliputians while Gulliver was sleeping. By the time Gulliver finally did wake up, it was too late. He was totally incapacitated and unable to do anything. He was at the mercy of his new masters, the Lilliputians.

Just like Gulliver, many Americans appear to have been either asleep or unaware of the growing danger of being incapacitated by America’s own version of the Lilliputians consisting of the political elite, the establishment, the insiders, lobbyists, corporations, big money donors, and others who are nothing more than well financed leaches and traitors to this great country. In our case, the threads used to take our freedoms have been and are restrictive laws limiting our rights, ‘green’ regulations, crony capitalism, international agreements and treaties, private-public partnerships, presidential executive orders, unconstitutional court decisions, government grants with strings attached, too big to fail corporate bailouts, federal loan guarantees for the well connected, etc.

Communism has been replaced in name only. They now call themselves liberals, progressives, globalists, neo-conservatives and some even openly admit to being socialists like the 70 plus member Socialist Caucus of Democrats in congress. In 2016, we even have an avowed Socialist running for the Democrat Party’s nomination as their candidate for the Presidency, but his chances are slim because his opponent is someone who is connected to the so-called insiders, the establishment, political and media elites, federally funded open border and pro-illegal alien groups, favored racial groups, pro-abortion groups and we can’t forget the ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Green movement” where the political elites use junk science to predict a cataclysmic environmental crisis in order for the government to step in to control how and where you live in order to protect the environment.

This growing network of individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) have been using our country’s membership in the United Nations and other international organizations to circumvent the US Constitution by gradually expanding the role and power of not only the federal government, but of these international organizations in an effort to diminish our own sovereignty. Using international trade and climate agreements, presidential executive orders and an ever increasing number of ‘green’ regulations, past and current presidents and the globalist enemies within our own country have crippled our manufacturing base and energy industry and sent most of these jobs overseas. They push to give non-elected international organizations ever increasing powers over the American people at the expense of our country’s sovereignty.

The individual “threads of change” that America’s own traitorous Lilliputians have been using against their fellow Americans are varied and if examined individually would not appear to pose to any big danger to our way of life in America. But added together, these individual “threads of change” (presidential executive orders, laws passed in the middle of the night with no one reading them, international agreements, ‘green’ regulations, carbon taxes, gun control legislation, etc) are placing American’s freedoms, liberty and sovereignty at risk. The main reason many Americans today are very angry is because they now understand that they themselves and the American way of life are being attacked and challenged every single day from a hundred different directions and that our elected politicians at almost every level of government are being regularly bribed (called campaign contributions) by the establishment and political elites. The majority of Americans now realize that the federal government and the politicians they elect no longer represent or protect the interests and rights of the people, but actually represent the interests of those who legally bribe them through a payoff system called campaign contributions by corporations, special interest groups and political action committees.

Here are just a few of the “threads of change” currently being woven around America’s freedoms, liberties and sovereignty by these traitorous enemies within our own country who are making Americans angry:

1. Millions of dollars in “legal” special interest bribes to our politicians every year by lobbyists;
2. 20 million illegal aliens being allowed to remain in this country costing the American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars;
3. Election fraud through the use of new, easily hacked electronic voting machines without paper trails;
4. Downplaying of the importance of English as our official language;
5. Destroying our manufacturing jobs through unfair trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and the proposed TPP agreement that benefit large international corporations over American workers;
6. Growing influence of private, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) like the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission on our government’s political leaders and policies;
7. Failed social engineering programs in housing, education, finance, employment, etc.
8. Expansion of underfunded entitlement programs including the new Obamacare fiasco;
9. Ever increasing taxation of the people at every level of government;
10. Growing and more frequent attacks on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens from every level of government;
11. Creation of one financial crises after another that are designed to allow the federal government to assume a larger role in controlling the economy even though the federal government’s own actions, policies and legislation caused the crises in the first place;
12. Federal government’s use of the threat of terrorism as an excuse to become more intrusive into our everyday lives and thereby place more and more limitations on our personal freedoms and liberties;
13. Increasing use of prescription drugs to alter the behavior of more and more Americans. For example: At the present time, there are 6 million children under the age of 18 in the USA who have been prescribed mind-altering psychotropic drugs like Ritalin;
14. Deliberate “Dumbing Down” of the American education system through revised teaching methods like ‘Common Core’ and the re-writing of textbooks to include politically correct, anti-capitalist, anti-white, anti-Founding Fathers, and globalist agendas that are “indoctrinating” our young people rather than educating them;
15. Deliberate and frequent attacks on mainstream organized religions (particularly Jewish and Christian) in favor of Islam.
16. Surrender of our government’s constitutional power to create money to a group of private international bankers (the Federal Reserve) who answer to no one and who are slowly and deliberately bankrupting this country through the use of “fiat’ money;
17. Manipulated and biased news stories from the mainstream media that are too often designed to support the political agendas of their owners, international bankers and corporations, special interest groups, or their favorite political office holders or candidates.
18. Politicization and manipulation of science by special interest groups for political gain through the use of legal and/or economic pressure to influence the findings of scientific research and then using their own media outlets to control the way it is disseminated, reported or interpreted. The Global Warming hoax is a prime example of this process;
19. The endless cycle of war that has occurred since America became a member of the United Nations. The UN charter has allowed our politicians to send American troops into combat on foreign soil without formal Declarations of War and against the will of the American people;
20. The step by step surrender of our nation’s sovereignty to an ever expanding and un-elected United Nations bureaucracy in order to promote the need for a “New World Order” and “One World Government” under the guise of fighting common global threats against all the people of the earth including the pollution of the oceans, the aids epidemic, third world poverty, terrorism and of course global warming;
21. The refusal of the federal government to secure the nation’s borders and to enforce our immigration laws.
22. The creation of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in mainly Democrat controlled urban areas that protect illegal aliens, including illegal alien criminals that have resulted in the deaths of innocent American citizens.
23. The refusal of the President of the United States to even identify the terrorist enemies of America
24. The refusal of the federal government, including congress, the label GMO Products that are poisoning Americans and the identification of country of origin labeling from food products. 
25. Court decisions that create law in violation of the U.S. constitution.
26. Insane growth of Political Correctness to silence Americans who disagree with certain government programs, politicians or social justice issues.
27. Cutting back on the size of the military and using the military as a social experiment with transsexual soldiers and unqualified women in combat roles against the recommendations of commanders.
28. Increasing instances of Voter Fraud in elections, including Illegal Aliens voting. as well as the Democrat party’s opposition to common sense voter ID requirements.
29. Federal agencies unconstitutionally increasing their power by redefining their own powers.
30. Cover-up of President Obama’s and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s actions before and after the Terrorist attack in Benghazi.
31. Admission of tens of thousands of Muslim refugees into America without properly vetting them, which poses a danger to American citizens.
32. The constant use of the so-called “Race Card” by minority politicians when someone disagrees with their views or programs.
33. President Obama’s ongoing support for black racist groups that hate, threaten and attack the police and his frequent verbal attacks on the American police as a whole.

The previous list is only a small fraction of the thousands of “threads of change” that are being woven around and through American society today by America’s enemy within. Although this traitorous network of individuals and organizations is relatively small, they have an unlimited amount of money at their disposal to use to pursue their globalist agenda.

All of a sudden, a person named Donald Trump arrives on the scene towards the end of 2015, and says he will be running for the Republican party’s nomination for President of the United States. He commits his first “anti-establishment act” by announcing that he will self-fund his campaign and will not need, nor accept any money from the establishment or political elite. From day one, the political elite saw the danger to their power and control because of Mr. Trump not taking their money. Another candidate for the Republican nomination is Senator Ted Cruz who has also been fighting against the elite in congress.

The elite power structure immediately came out against both of these men, massively funding their opponents and directing the slings and arrows of the media against them. Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz have now become the establishment’s main targets because they refuse to play by the politically correct rules set by the political and media elite. Both Trump and Cruz pose a danger to the crooked politicians, the lobbyists, the power brokers, the political and media elite who seek to control our elected officials. Both of these men strike fear into the establishment and the average American citizen now realizes it as well. This is not just a political campaign for one or two candidates. This is a strong political movement destined to eventually take control of our federal government back from the elites.

Conservative Radio Host Michael Savage recently described the establishment’s reaction very clearly:

“If you were robbing a country blind because you were able to buy off all the politicians for so many years through their lobbyists, like Madeleine Albright. If you were able to buy off lobbyists and sell your garbage and manipulate your currency and bury a nation in trade war, why would you not want it to continue? A man (Trump) comes along and says, “Enough is enough. I’m not going to let you do it anymore. You’re going to have fair trade. You’re not going to do this to us anymore. Of course you’re going to do everything you can, including buying newspaper, magazines, owning the stooges in the media, one way or another, and have them tell the people that the man who is trying to save the country is actually the man who is trying to destroy the country.”

America’s Lilliputians have been using a small “step by step” progressive process, or a “thread by thread” change process that is designed to slowly but steadily advance their goals while at the same time going virtually unnoticed by the majority of Americans. If more American people fail to fully awaken to the danger of what these traitorous American Lilliputians are doing to this country, we too, like Lemuel Gulliver, will find ourselves totally incapacitated, without individual freedoms and liberty and unable to do anything about it. The grip of these criminals and traitors must be broken and the threats against our liberties, freedoms and our nation’s sovereignty must be eliminated before it is too late.

Whether you like them or not, I believe that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have managed to awaken the sleeping giant that is sometimes called the silent majority of Americans. A growing number of Americans are now aware of what has really been going on and the political and media elite are scared, very scared.

In 1776, our Founders stood up, put their lives and fortunes on the line and declared their freedom and independence from the chains and shackles of the King of England. In 2016, Americans must once again be willing to stand up and publicly declare their Freedom and Independence, not from the King of England, but from the chains and shackles of our own government and from those traitorous individuals and organizations who pull the strings of the politicians and the media like puppet masters from behind a curtain of secrecy, bribery and deception.

The fight for our freedoms and liberty must be intensified here and now in 2016. We must recruit more freedom loving Americans into our ranks and grow our numbers by the millions. The road ahead will not be easy as the traitorous enemies within our own country are very cunning, unscrupulous and have unlimited resources. But they are no match for an army of united and determined American citizens like us who are prepared to fight the hard battles that lie ahead, as our Founders did in 1776.

Let there be no doubt about the outcome of this fight because a strong-willed, united force of freedom loving American citizens will ultimately prevail against tyranny! Crossing all racial, economic, demographic and even political party lines, the American people are angry and are ready to take their country back.

Yes, the American people are angry and they have every right to be. On the other side, the political elites, lobbyists and members of the so-called establishment are scared, very scared and they should be because the American people are coming for them and will take their country back.

SOURCE: http://www.libertynewsonline.com/arti…/article_301_38357.php

  John Wallace is the State Leader of the N.Y Oathkeepers and he is the also the direct leader of our local, Columbia/Greene Counties Chapter, to which I belong. If you are a Patriot, Law Enforcement, Military, Veteran, Firefighter, or First Responder, JOIN US! We meet at 7 p.m on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Whitestone Cafe in Ghent.    JJ


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A Message from a Fatherless Girl                           3-20-2016


           Robert LaVoy Finicum's daughter is still grieving and will be for years, I would imagine. She and her siblings are now responsible for thousands of acres of land and heads of cattle. They are also responsible for their Mom and one another. I have complete faith in these kids, and I know they can, and WILL, do what they need to do now that their dad is gone. These are impressive, intelligent, responsible, young people, so unlike the college students who are so concerned with the spelling of words and the possibility that they may have their "Feelings" hurt.

           Isn't it amazing how geography plays such an important role in our society? When we compare kids from affluent families and metropolitan areas with kids who grew up in the Midwest on ranches and farms, it almost seems that we live in two, very different countries. The Finicums are from Arizona, but they see the entire country as their homeland, and they know and respect their Constitutional Rights and the rights of others. They love and appreciate their freedoms and are, like their dad and millions of Patriots before him, prepared to die to preserve that freedom. THESE are examples of what American youth SHOULD be. THESE are young people who would never give a second thought to whining about much of ANYTHING, much less about emotional offenses, false claims of racism, and so-called, Diversity issues.

            Patriotic and Informed young Americans have no time for that Bullsh_t, they are too busy shoveling REAL bullsh_t, running fenceline, and trying to protect their family's land from tyrannical, government agencies that have no right to even EXIST. STRONG, intelligent American youth are out trying to make the country BETTER by working hard, learning, and living up to the values that made America great. I still believe, that if the whiny, snotty-nosed brats that are voting for Socialism had to spend a month in Venezuela, they would sing a whole different tune when they got back on American soil! If we can't send them all to Venezuela , how about we make them serve in the military for a couple of years and EARN their college grants and loans? It's time we sent a message to the crybabies that nothing is FREE, and the handouts are OVER. Grow UP, go spend a summer with the Finicum kids, or the Bundys, or the Hammonds, and experience REAL, American life.

             These are the people who are the true Heart of America, but all we hear is news about Donald Trump, Sports figures, and celebrities. Distractions, distractions, and while you are not paying attention, freedom is being extinguished by the hour. Have YOU voiced your objections to Obama's choice for the Supreme Court? If you are a Republican, a Conservative, a Christian or a Jew, you should have contacted your Senators and Congressman by now. Have you talked with anyone about the crisis in our Midwestern states between the ranchers and the government? Have you done ANYTHING to make your voice heard ? If not, SHAME on YOU!

              Copy and paste this link and listen to a young girl tell you a little about what America and freedom mean to her and her family, and what it was that her father gave his life for. SHE gets it. Do YOU ?

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  The Finicum Plea

https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch/videos/975533472523461/

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Jeanette Finicum has opened an account dedicated to help fund the legal battle with the B.L.M. and the wrongful death lawsuit of her husband, LaVoy Finicum.

Thank you to all who have been so generous with the Finicum family during this very difficult time. Your contributions have helped to pay for all of the funeral costs. Again, thank you!

If you wish to donate, please click on the link below or mail to:

P.O. Box 918
Colorado City 
AZ 86021

Go to paypal.me/LaVoylegalfund and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries. Getting one is fast and free.
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 Help Stop the Assault on Utah Sheriffs and Local Authority!!

http://www.defendingutah.org/post/2016/03/11/war-on-sheriff

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Help us reach 10,000 signatures!!!!!


https://www.change.org/p/united-states-congress-abolish-the-bureau-of-land-management

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 Humility                                                                     3-27-2016



              Happy Easter.  This has been and always is, a special weekend in the Christian World. The true meaning of this holiday is not about bunnies and baskets, but about the resurrection of our Lord.  Believe in miracles, because they happen every day.

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                As you know all too well, I have been closely watching the political debates and evaluating candidates. As I have seen and heard things from these people that no candidate for President of the USA should say or do, EVER, I have found myself thinking a lot about humility. 

                Christians are taught to be humble in all things, at all times. That does not ensure that every Christian will be successful in that effort, and I know a lot of Christians who are much too proud for their own good. For many Believers, myself included, it's really a no-brainer. I have never needed or wanted fancy cars, a big house, jewels, trips, furs, or any of those unnecessary trappings of life. I am truly, 100% grateful for what and who I have, and for God's provision. If we have food on the table, decent health, people we love and who love us, a bed to call our own, and clothes on our backs, we are more blessed than millions of other people in the world.

                 As I observe the candidates of both parties, I look for humility among them but have found it only in one man, Ted Cruz. John Kasich has been a great disappointment, having finally dropped his "Mr. Nice Guy" facade and revealed his true character. He strongly supports common Core, and Gun Control, and is anti-Law Enforcement and pro-Political Correctness and Amnesty. People who have worked and still do work with him, describe him as arrogant, cantankerous, difficult, and in a word, "Mean".  Kind of surprising, isn't it? 

                 Don't you wonder why Kasich is being such a fool as to stay in a race he cannot win ? It's a good question and there are a couple of theories.

 1) Kasich is staying in the race to take just enough delegates from Cruz to keep Trump ahead, and maybe Trump promised him something in return.

 2) The GOP establishment is keeping Kasich in to attempt to prevent Trump from reaching the required number of delegates and force a contested convention.

                 Whichever it is, it does expose Kasich as a fool.  Bigger question is, why would anyone waste their precious vote on a candidate who joined the ranks of the losers weeks ago? Makes zero sense, but what DOES make sense these days?  Still, a Humble Patriot standing in Kasich's shoes, would gracefully bow out as Carson and Rubio should have done well before they actually did. 

                   I read a very interesting article this week about Trump and his private lifestyle. Putting aside the casinos and skyscrapers that bear his name, he also has a private jet, helicopter, yacht, Rolls Royces, Limos, and numerous mansions and estates. Very ostentatious estates. Not that I resent anyone their wealth or possessions, as I said, those things don't matter to me and never have. I also do not believe that the wealthy should pay a higher tax rate than the rest of us or foot the bill for those who will not work or are less successful.  I support the Cruz Tax Plan, abolish the IRS, implement a 10% flat tax, and make yearly filing so simple, it can be done on a postcard.  Simplify, Simplify !

                   What I DO resent, is narcissism like I see in Trump, Hillary, Obama, Benson, Cuomo, and a host of other politicians and wealthy individuals. These people have no idea as to the meaning of humility. Trump is a fraud, a poser who claims to be a Conservative yet has donated heavily to Liberal Democrat candidates, politicians, and causes for all of his adult life. We have also never heard about any charitable causes that he may have donated to, if any. Trump is NOT a man who would give discreetly as God commands us to do. No, Trump would be blowing his own sanctimonious horn all over the media. He is one of the most boastful people I have ever seen, and I am sick of hearing about how HE is the smartest, He is the wealthiest, HE is the only one who can save America, and HE has the most friends. Blah, Blah, Blah. Makes one want to toss their dinner just listening to it. 

                    Funny thing is, that people as wealthy as Trump always have a lot of "Friends" and worshipers, but are these people TRULY friends? More likely, they are more interested in what Trump and his money can do for THEM, and not in Trump himself. Sad, but true. Donald Trump has never known what it feels like to dig between the couch cushions, hoping to find enough change to buy his kids a gallon of milk. He has never had to wonder if he has enough money to make the rent or keep the lights on. He has never served this country in the military, done volunteer work, or served in any political position. IF he cares as much about "Making America Great Again" as he claims he does, he would have chosen the most Conservative, determined, and honorable candidate and BACKED him or her! He would have never tried to become the president himself, it is not a job for a rookie. Obama proved THAT. 

                    At this, the most precarious point in our political history, Trump decides to throw a curve ball and endanger our final shot to really make America Great Again! He is no friend of the American people. Trump continues to call Ted Cruz, "Lyin Ted", but he has not offered one single shred of evidence of any lies that Cruz is supposedly guilty of. Yet we have SOLID PROOF of Trump's lies, flip-flopping,poor moral character, abusive language, lack of respect for women, poor knowledge of foreign affairs, hiring of illegals, bankruptcies, lawsuits, weakness, Liberalism,and despotic nature.

                    Ted Cruz on the other hand, is as humble as they come. He does not boast, he is not arrogant or crude, he is respectful and refined, and despite the smear article  in the National Enquirer, ( owned by a Trump associate and supporter), there is absolutely zero evidence of Cruz ever having cheated on his wife, unlike Trump himself. Cruz is faithful to his family, his country, his word, and his God. He has an undeniable, PROVEN record of fighting for the Constitution and the American people. He is a man of honor and integrity. 

                     When his parents lost their business and were destitute, Cruz worked to help them recover, while also paying his own way through college where he consistently produced top grades. In high school Cruz was one of only FIVE American students who memorized the entire Constitution! ( Ted Cruz has the rare ability to remember everything he has read or heard.) Several of his college professors have stated that Cruz was the smartest student they had ever taught. That is a statement of great depth. 

                      In the past week, we have gotten to see a glimpse of an angry Ted Cruz as he responded to Trump's attacks on his wife, Heidi. Even in anger, Cruz displays class that no other candidate has come close to. He loves his wife, his ONLY wife, not his THIRD, and he loves his little girls. During the debates, when the candidates got a break backstage, Trump could be seen cozying-up to journalists, while Cruz played and danced with his daughters and in several cases, just cuddled them on his lap. That's what REAL men, DO.

                      Last week, a Pastor wrote an article about the campaign, and in it, he stated that he believes that Ted Cruz is God's way of giving America one last chance to do the right thing as a people and as a nation. If we fail to select a Godly man to be our next leader, we will be sealing our fate of destruction. Maybe he's right, who can say, but I tend to agree with him. 

                       This election may well be our last opportunity to humble ourselves before God and choose the candidate that we know HE would choose for us. 

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