Politicians today consistently say one thing and do another. Even though this is done, the American people pay no attention and vote for those who have an R or a D behind their names. This is why America has an almost insurmountable debt, this is why America has open borders, and this is why America is close to having all the principles of freedom instituted by our founders reversed. In a Republic, where the people elect others to represent them, it is critical that the voter be informed, involved, and knowledgeable. The vast majority of American voters are no longer informed, involved, or knowledgeable.
Rep. Ted Lieu, a Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) from California, slammed President Donald Trump for accusing Democrats of wanting open borders. In a tweet Lieu said, “But Lieu said: "It's #TuesdayMorning. That means more boring, repetitive and false tweets from @realDonaldTrump about our border. No, Democrats do not support open borders. Oh, and one of the best ways to prevent disease is for @POTUS to stop sabotaging our health care.”
A typical tactic of any liar is to change the topic by making a totally unrelated charge. However, if the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) were not for open borders, they would support programs to close the borders. For instance, they would support physically securing a porous border that encourages illegal immigration. They would support clarifying our immigration laws, so they do not encourage illegal immigration. They would not support amnesty that has proven to attract more illegal immigration. They would not have violated the United States Constitution by supporting DACA. They would refer to those who have violated our laws by being in the United States illegally as illegal aliens, which they are, as opposed to undocumented. Everything the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have done in the last decade has been to encourage illegal immigration, which is supporting open borders.
Unfortunately, this double talk is not restricted to just the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) but also exists within the Republican establishment. Let me first of all say good riddance to RHINO Paul Ryan. Ryan has claimed he is a fiscal conservative, he wants to reduce both the debt and deficit, and supports balanced budgets. RHINO Ryan criticized Pelosi for violating the budgeting responsibility of Congress and relying on continuing resolutions. When RHINO Ryan became Speaker, he pushed a continuing resolution with huge deficits that gave Comrade Obama all the spending he wanted. RHINO Ryan followed that continuing resolution with another that forced Trump to sign another huge deficit continuing resolution granting the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) another round of wasteful and damaging spending.
Senator Paul asked the important question of the RHINO’s who claimed one thing but voted for the opposite, if it mattered if a deficit was a Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) deficit that increased the debt as opposed to a Republican deficit that increased the debt. The point Senator Paul made was so accurate; any deficit increases the debt which has consistently been viewed as a serous national threat.
We the American voters have a responsibility to remain, or become, informed, involved, and knowledgeable. It is shame on us when we elect an individual to represent us that does not even understand our federal government has three branches of government; Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. It is shame on us when we re-elect individuals to represent us when they say one thing and then do another. It is shame on us that we use only sound bites and bumper stickers to guide our votes. It is shame on us that we have become uninformed, uninvolved, and are no longer knowledgeable about the kingdom over which we are supposed to be sovereign. We, the American people, are now becoming servants, serfs, and slaves to a sovereign government that is dictating not only how we are to live our lives, but also what thoughts we can and cannot have.
We, the American voter, have neglected our responsibility and willingly abdicated our right to sovereignty. Only we the American public can regain the sovereignty that is rightfully ours by becoming informed, involved, and knowledgeable.
Yes, Lieu, the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) do support open borders. I can say this because of your actions and not your words. Yes, RHINO Ryan, you are an advocate for big government, debt, and deficits. I can say this because of your actions and not your words.
The FBI and the NSA under Comrade Obama along with the special prosecutor use familiar tactics.
They both use terror like strategies for maintaining control and power and to maintain control over their political enemies.
The FBI and NSA have those who oppose the collectivist agenda under surveillance.
Comrade Obama called those who did not support his policies fully as enemies of the people.
Generally, the FBI kept public opinion under close scrutiny.
The NSA has power to intercept forms of communication for surveillance of those deemed enemies of the people.
NSA surveillance reports are saved and maintained to be used when necessary.
FBI is also reported to have monitored those who were deemed as enemies of the collectivist agenda, such as political incorrectness and anti-climate change, to be used against them for propaganda purposes.
These were also tactics employed by the CHEKA.
Now self-proclaimed collectivist, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is already calling for these CHEKA tactics before she is even a member of the House of Representatives. She used twitter to remind Donald Trump Jr. that Congress "will have subpoena power in a month" after he shared a meme implying that socialism leads to people eating dogs.
In a photo posted to Trump Jr.'s Instagram account, Ocasio-Cortez and President Donald Trump are shown as though they were debating each other, with the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) rising star asking, "Why are you afraid of a socialist economy?" and the president replying, "Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them." The caption "It's funny cuz its true!!!" accompanied Trump Jr.'s post.
But by that time, the Nuyorican had seen the viral meme — and had a comeback ready.
"I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "Please, keep it coming Jr - it’s definitely a 'very, very large brain' idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month."
These are the same tactics used in every “fundamental transformation,” to a Marxist totalitarian state as called for by Comrade Obama. This is extremely frightening. The most frightening part is that most Americans either do not recognize this danger or support it. If you vote for Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) you are supporting this “fundamental transformation.” If you also say that you believe in freedom and the principles of the United States Constitution, please understand that the way you are voting is in opposition to what you say you believe.
If you do not vote for Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) and love freedom and the principles of the United States Constitution, please study and learn what is happening so you can become a part of the tireless minority that is keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men. We are in grave danger of losing our freedom and all the safe guards of liberty outlined in the Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have openly stated that candidates must advance the collectivist (Marxist, Communist, Socialist, Progressive) line if they want to be supported, including receiving donations. No longer do the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) claim to support freedom, but now openly are declaring their they want a Marxist totalitarian state. The policies now being advocated by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are the same policies implemented by all collectivist movements such as Lenin is Russia, leaders in different Soviet bloc nations, Mao in China, Castro in Cuba, and Chavez in Venezuela. Those of you who believe my above statement is inflammatory, read the history of the above movements. Not only will you find that the statement is truthful, you will also find that the political attacks on the opponents of the collectivist movement are the same as the attacks by the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party on their political opponents.
So many Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) presidential prospects are now claiming the progressive (collectivist – Marxist, communist socialist) mantle in advance of the 2020 primaries that liberal leaders are trying to institute a measure of ideological quality control, designed to ensure the party ends up with a nominee who meets their exacting standards. Marx strongly advocated total conformity. Lenin, Mao, Castro, Chavez, and the Marxist/Progressive (Democrats) are enforcing total conformity.
Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are discussing policy platforms that could serve as a litmus test for presidential contenders. Progressive donors, meanwhile, are plotting steps — ranging from closer engagement with campaigns to ultimatums tied to fundraising — to ensure that "Medicare for All," debt-free college and a non-militaristic foreign policy, among other causes, remain at the center of the upcoming campaign. In an effort to winnow the burgeoning field, progressive advocacy groups are beginning to poll supporters in the hopes of elevating candidates who gain the imprimatur of the left.
“You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told progressive donors at a private conference. Jayapal, a Washington Marxist/Progressive (Democrat), called the 2020 election a chance to “leverage our power.” But she called it critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.”
The Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party is not only insisting on total conformity within their own ranks, they have also thrown aside the safe guards of freedom the founders instituted because they knew they were mandatory for freedom. The founders understood that limited government was a requirement for freedom. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have cast aside this requirement and insist on creating a huge government that controls all aspects of society.
The Founders understood that rule of law was mandatory for freedom. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have thrown aside the concept of rule of law and replaced it with arbitrary law which is a requirement for every tyrannical government. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) insist on applying the law differently depending on whether or not you adhere to their political philosophy.
The Founders understood that a peaceful transfer of power was mandatory for freedom. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have cast aside this concept and replaced it with the concept of destroy and dismantle, using whatever means you can because the ends always justify the means, to undue any and all election results that do not elect a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, democrat).
The founders understood that divided government was mandatory for freedom. They also understood that the legislative branch, since it was closest to the people, would be the only branch with the power to make law, The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) realized that it was difficult to implement their collectivist policies by passing law within the legislative branch, so they have resorted to implementing law through the judicial branch which is easier for them.
The Founders understood that freedom would only be preserved by adhering to the principles within the Constitution. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) want a Marxist totalitarian state where they can control all aspects of society and mandate total conformity to their political philosophies. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) despise the Constitution and all long-standing principles that secure freedom. Therefore, the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are following the command of Marx when he said that all long-standing principles of a society must be abolished so the “fundamental transformation” to a Marxist totalitarian state could be successful.
That “fundamental transformation” called for by Comrade Obama is happening right before us, and sadly most Americans do not recognize it.
The left would lead us to believe that the way to reduce poverty, misery, and crime is to take from one person and give to another. The left would have us believe that wealth is finite. The methods of the left have clearly proven that their ways always produce the exact opposite of what they claim they are trying to reduce.
The methods of the left, higher taxes, more income sharing, restrictions on business, and welfare programs can do nothing but bring the results they have always brought, higher poverty, more misery, and more crime. The failures of socialism are irrefutable.
We must then look at why these policies always fail and why the left keeps promoting these failed policies. The policies must fail because they destroy the very aspects that cerate prosperity. The left says capitalism is based on greed. The fact is there is some truth to that statement. People do strive to live a better life and find ways they can accumulate more wealth. The result of this greed is the innovation of new methods and new products. These new methods and new products produce more wealth for the innovator and also create avenues for others to benefit from these innovations. These avenues would never have been available to others if the innovator was not motivated by greed. A rising tide lifts all boats. Innovation raise the standard of living for all.
The left would have us believe that competition is bad. Competition is perhaps a greater driver of innovation than is greed. The achiever is by nature a competitive person. His driving force to innovate and beat the competition provides the same result as does greed. The competitive person never settles. When they have won one battle, they quickly move on to win the next. Another innovative product has been created, and this product also creates more ways for others to raise their standard of living. The driving forces of greed and competition have proven that wealth is not limited but is infinite. What one person has does not take from another, but it creates more wealth to those who wish to participate.
The policies of the left have always failed. We must than ask why the left despises those very policies and practices that are accomplishing the very things they claim they want to reduce, poverty, misery and crime. In the world of greed and competition we learn that ultimate power lies with the private sector and operates best with limited control by government and the self-proclaimed elite. The left believes they know more than does anyone else. The Senator of Hawaii just told us the greatest problem the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have is that they know to much. This is the destructive attitude of the left that brings about poverty, misery, and crime.
What we quickly learn is that those in government and the self-proclaimed elite are the greatest at stifling innovation. Control and restrictions will always limit innovation. Those who wish to control, understand by encouraging the achievement of others, they lose control over the achiever. In fact, poverty, misery, and crime bring power to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) because the public will believe that control and restrictions will solve the problem. Even a cursory study of history proves just the opposite.
Another day another government shutdown threat. All so called government shut down threats have been because congress fails to do its mandated congressional function of providing budgets. Statesmen would and have provided budgets. Politicians provide continuing resolutions that continue to raise the national debt and operate with little or no common sense and discipline.
Congress is punting its shutdown fight over President Donald Trump's border wall until just before Christmas, delaying a brutal battle after the death of President George H.W. Bush essentially shut down the Capitol this week.
House leaders unveiled a bill Monday afternoon that will extend government funding until Dec. 21, moving a partial shutdown date two weeks down the road from this Friday's deadline.
And while lawmakers are hopeful that more negotiating time will help resolve a prolonged standoff around Trump's demand for $5 billion in wall funding, people in both parties lamented that two more weeks is unlikely to do much to change the overall dynamics of the impasse.
"We could have finished it today," groused Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "We've been negotiating all weekend."
"I don't know why we'd have [a spending bill] going to Dec. 21. We know what we have to do. Let's just get it done in a shorter period of time, so we can go home for the holidays," agreed Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). He dubbed former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "a grinch" for having the Senate in before a Christmas holiday in the past.
While the two-week spending bill does buy some time for talks to continue, it doesn't mean Trump and Democrats will find consensus on the border wall. Congressional leaders are now betting that the pain of staying in Washington deep into December is motivation enough for lawmakers to reach a deal and avoid what people in both parties now fret could be a long partial shutdown later this year month.
"We have to avoid a shutdown. If we haven't learned our lessons in the past, I don't think we'll ever learn them," said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the GOP's most senior senator.
Congress has a responsibility to provide security for its citizens. We are facing two real national security issues today. Our southern border is wide open and people who have vowed to destroy us are entering. Our national debt is now approaching $22 trillion dollars and growing. Congress could take positive action against both threats by building a wall along our southern border. It would certainly keep enemies out of our country. It would also aid in reducing our debt since most of those entering our country illegally add to the rising national debt.
A group of sheriffs from around the country recently called on Congress to pass at least $5 billion toward building a wall along the 2,000-mile southwest border.
“The No. 1 issue facing all Americans, I don’t care who you ask, is the heroin epidemic that affects us all. And the Mexican drug-trafficking cartels dominate that industry and they’re controlling it coming into and throughout the United States. To every city, every urban area, every rural area in our country, the Mexican drug trafficking controls are seemingly doing it undetected, unmolested and unabated, and it’s time that we step up to the plate,” said Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis during an interview after a recent Capitol Hill press conference about immigration law enforcement with sheriffs from counties across the country.
“It would make my job a lot of easier. I’m tired of dealing with overdoses. I’m tired of dealing with violent crime. I’m tired of dealing with human trafficking in our hotels all up and down U.S. Route 13 in Wicomico County, Md.,” he added. “And they’re there all the time and we’re making arrests all the time, but they keep coming and they keep coming because our borders are wide open.”
Lewis said that any additional funds to expand barriers along the southwest border would help improve security.
“Any implementation of greater security along our border will present challenges to the cartels. Will those challenges include tunneling beneath that wall? Absolutely, that’s what we deal with. But, trust me, we know how we’re going to build that wall. We know what it takes to build that wall,” he said.
The more open our borders become the more it favors and benefits the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats). Marx said that borders are the product of the evil imperialist state. Obama and the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) despise the United States and the Individualist principles on which it was founded, ingenuity, self-reliance, independence, small government, and a strong family unit. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) favor allowing immigrants into our country, legal or illegal, who will become wards of the state and become a part of the welfare state. This contributes to the welfare state and builds even more of a dependency on a big bureaucratic government which is the desire of Marxist/Progressives (Democrats).
A new report states the majority of foreign nationals in the U.S. are receiving welfare benefits. According to the data from Census Bureau, 63-percent of “non-citizen” households are receiving cash, food, medical and housing assistance from the U.S. government. This compared to only 35-percent of American households on welfare.
“From each according to his ability to each according to his need” is the proclamation of Karl Marx. This is what the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have promoted for many years. This is the purpose of the progressive income tax. The common refrain from the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) is that the rich are not paying their fair share. They do not define rich nor do they define fair share. What the Marxist/Progressives do define is open borders. They define open borders as the policy of a compassionate nation. What they really mean is that open borders bring in willing recipients of a welfare state that benefits the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) desire for power by growing a population that beliefs it is their right to receive from the hard work and effort of those who produce.
The Senate was to be the chamber of great and civil debate. The Senators were not elected directly by the people but instead by the state legislators. The House was to be the people’s house and was always expected to be a much more narcissistic chamber. The people now elect Senators directly and the senate is now as narcissistic as is the house. Current example of a senator acting like a spoiled child who can not get his way is Flakey Flake.
The leadership said no to a vote that Flake wanted that would protect the Mueller investigation, an investigation over which the Congress has no constitutional power because it is an investigation under the power of the executive branch. This of course is not important to people like Flake who have no regard for the Constitution and is a major reason why the Separation of Powers principle is being eviscerated.
The Senate has been given the Constitutional power of advice and consent as one of the checks and balances on both the executive branch and the judicial branch. Flake has determined that because his unconstitutional request of voting on a bill that has no meaning according to the Constitution is not going to be held, he will block the process of advice and consent on judicial nominees put forth by the executive, a direct power of the Senate that is a power and duty of the Senate according to the Constitution.
This type of childish behavior by politicians has become the norm as opposed to the exception and is a predominant reason that the executive and judicial branches of government have usurped so many of the constitutionally mandated powers of the legislative branch. It is evident that so many of our politicians today do not understand the role to which they were elected. They instead belief it is their role to grandstand and spend time and energy on meaningless functions while avoiding doing the real work of their branch as outlined in the Constitution.
Flake has been a flake during his time in the Senate. He has mimicked the other but now deceased lying and flakey Senator from Arizona, John McCain. They both refer and referred to themselves as principled conservatives. Flake, like McCain, has once again proven that neither he nor McCain were either principled or conservative. Flake, like McCain, will not be missed in the Senate by anybody who is a real principled conservative.
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