Be resolute, Mr. Trump

Today is traditionally the day people finish compiling their list of “New Years Resolutions.”  Last March, President Trump strongly warned Congress against sending him another hash of a budget that refused to address illegal immigration.  Having thrown that gauntlet, it’s vital Trump stay resolute on the issue during the current partial government shutdown.  It’s won’t be easy, as even his own party (with a few notable exceptions) refuses to give him the support any Democrat in Congress would be expected to provide a president of their own:

Donald J. Trump is hated even more by the Republican establishment than he is by the Democrats. That has become apparent as the “leadership” of outgoing Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has overseen the greatest legislative retreat in history. Given all of the advantages that being in the majority offers, Ryan squandered every single one of them — from repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to building the wall. Because the GOP could not maintain a decisive record of legislative victories over the last two years, particularly on things that have long animated the Right (such as immigration enforcement), the voters awarded the Democratic Party control of the House of Representatives…

In a recent poll conducted by Harvard University of all places, 80 percent of all voters say the United States needs a secure border — including 68 percent of Democratic Party voters. Meanwhile, 79 percent of voters polled by Harvard want immigration status to be conferred to those who have the “ability to contribute to America” (with 87 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of Democrats agreeing with that claim). Essentially, despite what the punditariat may claim, President Donald Trump is on the right side of one of the most pressing issues of our time…

With just a single week left, the Republicans could have done something to further the cause of immigration enforcement that a majority of American voters clearly support. Unfortunately, though, the cowards have opted instead to adhere to the wishes of the oligarchs who fund most Republican political activities these days. The GOP has decided to allow the clock to run down and Donald Trump, the president that most of them hate with extreme prejudice (more than the Democrats do), to look bad.

Which is why, in 2020, those who support the president must make every effort to provide Congressmen and Senators who will work with him, instead of against him.  If that means cleaning out a lot of prominent names through primary challenges, so much the better.

Cleaning house is always an appropriate New Years Resolution.  If Trump stands firm this year, the least we can do is be resolute in return in 2020.

In the meantime, may 2019 be a good year for all those who read here.  Happy New Year!

Meet the new year — same as the old year?

It will be if Americans continue to fail to hold their ‘leaders’ accountable:

This ain’t your grandfather’s Democrat Party; nor is this the party of Tip O’Neill or even Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer of the early ‘90s who supported border security and religious freedom respectively.  This is the party of transgenders, illegal aliens, and the Muslim Brotherhood.  This is the party of licentiousness, totalitarianism, and post-Americanism.

And as the linked article shows, there literally is no difference between the establishment GOP and this radicalized Democratic Party:

Last November, Americans went out and voted for a GOP Congress. Out popped Democrat policies, much like the rigged ballot machines in Maryland that would render Republican votes as Democratic ones.  As Chuck Schumer jubilantly declared following the omnibus bill, “the bills we’re passing reflect Democratic values.”  He boasted that “even though we’re in the minority, we are passing a program that we have been for all along.”

Both parties need to be destroyed: the Democrats because they have become little more than a fifth column of godless, anarchistic anti-Americanism, and the GOP because it has assumed the role of enabler to the other.  Thanks to both elements of the bi-factional ruling party, Obama has had a clear path for “fundamentally transforming” America — and NOT for the better.

Those who love this country must realize the political process is primarily a charade, a means of providing a veneer of “consent” for things our elites plan to do regardless.  But do you really consent to a flood tide of immigration from regions whose culture and religion are so fundamentally different from ours that there is little chance of ‘coexistence?’  Do you consent to the continued collusion of government and big business, leading to bailouts that result in heads they win, tails you foot the losses?  Do you consent to policies that allow businesses to replace Americans with lower-paid foreign “guest” workers?  Do you consent to being told your daughters have no choice but to share restrooms with deranged individuals who can’t accept that God gave them a Y chromosome, and demand everyone else play along with their fantasies?  Do you consent to being forced to affirm every opinion, no matter how fact-challenged, or face the full weight of the State because you ‘offended’ someone (that wasn’t an orthodox Christian, that is–after all, we’re fair game in this current system)?

We have witnessed in this country a revolution by those who would call evil good, and good evil.    It will take no less of a revolution to heal this land.  The battle ultimately is not ours, but at the same time we each have to be willing to participate — and to pay a cost.  To be called names.  To lose opportunities, friendships, even family, because of the willingness to stand up and say “Truth is truth, regardless the wandering ideas of men.”  The individual fear of repercussions is the greatest enabler of the Enemy.  For you see, we outnumber them.  Even if ‘alone.’  The day we truly remember, believe and act on that, the Enemy must flee.

This year’s election will dominate many discussions, but we must remember that our battle is not merely with a corrupted political system.  It is with the nihilistic, self-destructive ideologies promoted by the principalities of this fallen world.  It is with a mindset that will equate climate change heterodoxy with the mass murder of Jews, but will not say a word about the veins of Islamic thought from which spring one mass murder after another.  It is with a pernicious lie that is lodged so deep in the human hope of creating our own version of Heaven that even its consistently bloody track record fails to dislodge it.  What good does it do to defeat Her Hillariness on the ballot, if the ideas and culture that animate her and countless others continue to hold sway?  This cannot be about personalities alone, loathsome or laudible as some of them may be at times.  It must be first and foremost about Truth.

The Truth that while we are created with equal worth in God’s eyes, we are not created the same.
The Truth that not all beliefs are created equal; that some lead to freedom and others to bondage.
The Truth that man is not the measure of all things, and there are moral laws that transcend our personal preferences.
The Truth that the Creator values all human life, and also holds us accountable for what we do with it.
The Truth that when we fail to hold each other accountable — particularly our leaders — the fallen nature of humanity always defaults to a course of self-destruction.

Happy New Year to all.  Remember: you’re only ‘just’ a pawn if you meekly accept the role.  There’s plenty of frustration with the way things are going today.  The question of the year is what are we going to do about it?

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GOP panic? Good!

The insiders grow increasingly nervous this election cycle:

Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.

See, that’s most of the problem right there: the goal of the ‘elites’ is to defeat the candidates who are resonating with the public!  Not to take a principled stand on something like, oh, say, limited government, or secure borders, or rolling back the surveillance state.  No, the ‘elites’ are only interested in ensuring their continued hold onto power, no matter what form that takes.

So here we go again with the scare tactics (conveniently inserted into the second paragraph of the story):

Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.

And that would be different how, exactly, from another ‘establishment’ GOP administration?  Raising the specter of a Democratic win has become the last refuge of a useless opposition party.  It’s emotional manipulation more worthy of an abusive relationship than a national party.  Never forget the original amnesty deal in the 1980s occurred under St. Ronald of Reagan — and we STILL couldn’t secure the borders!  Never forget that another GOP president — George the Second — inflicted one of the largest entitlement programs since the Great Society, expanding the government’s role in providing prescription medication.  The elder Bush squandered the public support generated by a popular war — Desert Storm — instead of using the invigorated Bully Pulpit to demand we get our domestic house (including our finances) in order.  The recent Republican Congress handed Obama ‘fast track authority’ to once again sell our our nation economically.  And those “safe” GOP nominees like McCain and Romney simply ensured one of the worst Presidents in our nation’s history got not just one, but TWO terms in office.  Way to go, establishment!

News flash for the GOP ‘elites:’ an entire generation old enough to remember Reagan has seen that you talk a great game but deliver NOTHING of substance when it comes to true conservatism.  Rather than stay true to the ideals of individual responsibility and minimalist government, you’ve gotten sidetracked with “big tent strategies” and pandering to demographics.  Well, there’s one demographic both you and the Democrats seem determined to ignore: the traditionalist Christian, Anglo-Saxon heirs of those who built this country in the first place.

You feel no need to listen to us anymore?  Fine… that works two ways.

Other nations are finding ways to express their desire to return to their roots.   “God, honour, homeland” — as Vox points out, there are worse causes.  There’s an old saying: “lead, follow, or get out of the way.”  The GOP not only isn’t the solution — they are now a large part of the problem, as demonstrated by their constant attempts to repress the “Tea Party” and any other expression of a desire to claw back the government.  They’re past their sell-by date, and need to get out of the way.

Glad to know I’m not the only one long since done with them.  I may occasionally vote for someone who happens to have an (R) after their name, but it won’t be out of brand loyalty and it certainly will happen only after careful individual scrutiny.  As for the ‘party’ apparatus, they’ll get nothing from me ever again.

Let the voter beware.