About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Trump - Consistency, Exposure of Anchor Baby Deception, & The Value Of Debate Performance

Following the second Republican presidential debate last week the next step is for people in the media to try to dig up old embarrassing tapes of any of these candidates that could be a threat to the Democrat nominee – Trump, Carly, or Dr. Carson.
In this regard I dug up the following tape of Donald Trump from decades ago – but it shows a remarkable, even Reaganesque, consistency of positions for Trump.
Subscribers to RTE have expressed opinions about Trump from "God help us if Trump gets in" to those who have spent their own money to buy hats that say "Make America Great Again."
I certainly support much of the very different dialogue & the blatant disregard of political correctness that Trump has brought to this campaign.
The one issue that no one can deny is that the fallacious destructive subject of "anchor babies" claim to birthright citizenship would not have been brought up @ all by any of the other over 20 professional politicians running for president in both major parties if it had not been for Trump.  For this, every lover of America should thank Trump whether or not they hate him for any or every other reason.
Now of course there is no birthright citizenship Clause in the Constitution as students of the Constitution fully know.
The 14th Amendment, exclusively cited as the basis of the claim to birthright citizenship, was designed to give citizenship to freed slaves – not people from foreign lands who plan to take advantage of America's generosity. 
Senator Jacob Howard worked closely with President Lincoln in writing the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery & served on the Joint Committee on Reconstruction & was the author of the key phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" in the 14th Amendment.  Howard explained that this phrase was included in the 14th Amendment to exclude foreigners, aliens, & children of ambassadors or foreign ministers.
The 14th Amendment has been misused by America's enemies for the past 30 years so that foreigners can latch on to every government benefit & program imaginable thereby making fools out of us all. 
Trump would put an end to this abuse – legally through backing Congress through the Constitution's Naturalization Clause or even more simply through the delegated power of Section 5 of the 14th Amendment itself that gives Congress the power to enforce the Amendment through appropriate legislation, if needed – & it is needed now.
Now doing well in debates or even being considered the perceived winner of a debate is one thing – but your record of what you did when it counted before the debate is much more important to me than what you have been coached to say in a debate.  On this score Marco Rubio was perceived to have done very well in the CNN debate especially in answering foreign policy questions regarding Russia whereas Trump was considered woefully lacking in double talk on this issue.
If America is to return to being a country of citizen government we cannot expect every citizen candidate to know the answer to every question more than a year before entering office. 
What we can ask ourselves regarding Trump is do we think, unlike BO, he is for America, how quickly we think he would learn, & what his track record is for getting results compared to people who have been in office & have not performed even after giving polished answers that made it look like they knew what they were talking about in a debate.


  1. Consistency is right. Trump has a lot of money and he sure doesn't want the liberal government taking it away.

    My picks now are Trump and Cruz. Cruz has a lot of ground to make up and I don't think he can. Plus all the laws Trump can't build fast enough.

  2. My view - Trump had a good chance to win, not allied to either party, a "fresh" candidate, but with his outstanding views which are offending people, like eliminating immigration, sending immigrates back, offending women, & many other comments he makes - all creating ill will for him by people he needs to get elected. Hispanics are growing in U.S., and if THEY vote, can be deciding factor in election. Immigrants also have large numbers of voters (you can be sure, he does not get their vote).

    He has good numbers now, but election about a year from now, and those numbers can drop a lot leading to election.

    I think an "unknown" who is smart, is not opinionated, would have good chance to win.

    For an unknown to win, they would need access to a large amount of money and that would be the trouble for them. You need money to advertise, get your message in front of people, have a platform on where you stand of various topics,etc.

    Remember - promise people free or next to free social benefits, rise in social security benefits, create non producing jobs, etc
    you can win the election.

    See what happens.

  3. Doug - I believe Carly, Cruz, Rubio, Trump would all be good presidents. All truly have America's best interests and are bright and results focused.

    My first choice remains Carly. Her mastery of details and poise won the last debate. Preparation appears impeccable. I think she learned many great lessons from her failed Senate campaign. She has the potential to take this all the way.

  4. I do like that Trump is raising issues and doesn't worry about PC, but I don't like that he thinks he can say anything without any repercussions. Will he have one too many snarky remarks that will undue him? Also, I think he needs to be more specific and not just answer questions with he'll make America great again. That being said, I was very surprised by the old video in this blog piece and it did impress me very much. You can't make that much money if you don't know how to manage people and analyze a business situation. Now how does that carry over to being President of the United States?

  5. Doug, I just love this post! Have read it over and over. Have flagged it to save! One of your best, I think.

    And another thing, I do believe in a citizen government. Whatever happened to the idea that anyone could maybe "someday grow up go be President". We have turned that idea over to the Political Class. We have bought into the thinking put out by higher institutions who offer majors in Political Science ( truly a misnomer if there ever was one!!). The idea that you need to be " trained" and "groomed" to hold office. The Constitution is pretty easy to read, and any third grader can understand what it says. I know cause I read it in third grade Civics class in elementary school. I believe it was written that way so any average citizen could read and understand the rules of our government.

    I applaud anyone who is not part of the established political class, who has not come up thru the "usual process" which teaches the Political correct way to lie to the rest of us to go ahead and give it a shot! ....... Who knows maybe it is true that anyone can be President.