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.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Seven Down One To Go

On January 20, 2016, during the noontime hour, we will have exactly one year remaining in BO's presidency – seven down one to go.  I bring up the hour because BO has made it clear that his purposeful onslaught against America will continue until the very minute that his term expires.
The American Republic was founded on a strong bedrock foundation – otherwise it would not have withstood the anti-American programs that BO has dished out.  In the most likely event that BO is succeeded by another Democrat (announced or unannounced) the Republic's durability & longevity will be tested even further.
I thought it constructive to list below BO's harmful & destructive policies during the last seven years that readily come to mind in case any readers had forgotten & wanted to help in their own way make sure these policies were not continued in 2017 – please let me know of any glaring omissions to the list you think of or any policies that BO has implemented that would have actually helped America.  I did not include any normal partisan policies that any president would use but rather the obvious ones that show the deliberate destructive intent of BO's policies.
In summary, BO is a master of the Alinsky Method of community organization which is code for controlling people & winning elections through insidious skillful training described in Saul Alinsky's book Rules For RadicalsBO has never pursued the same type of goals as every other president but rather has consistently demonstrated without end that he is the biggest enemy the country has faced since King George III.  It is the purposeful design "to fundamentally transform America" (BO's exact words) – for the worst – that the list below exposes.
As you read the list below please realize that BO remains the strongest figure in politics today in that he generates not only higher positive feelings among Americans than his would-be Democrat successors but also higher positive feelings than any of his potential Republican successors – source Jerry Seib WSJ.  This gives us an idea of the trouble the country is in.
1.  BO made it clear, even before the 2008 election, that he was more interested in what he perceived as fairness than what he knew would produce economic growth that would result from proven economic principles – i.e., BO would rather collect less revenue & keep everyone miserable than have the economy expand with some people getting ahead.  This position that pretends to favor the middle class has produced subpar growth (2% the past seven years versus 3% post WW II annual average) since the recession ended in June 2009 & therefore has cheated far too many people out of the American dream that is their heritage under every president who got out of the way of the free enterprise system.  The economy & poor employment situation we are living in is BO's "new normal" & it won't be improved any time soon unless the people being affected, like millenials who keep graduating from college with tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt, & who can't get a job in any field, let alone their field of study, recognize what a scam BO has played on them – really all of us.
It has been hard to find a truly accurate measure of the jobs condition in America since BO came into office – we just know it is terrible.  U-6 – still 9.9% in December - includes the total unemployed (U-3), plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force including discouraged workers who have stopped looking for work, plus the millions working part time who want full time employment.  I have recommended a U-7 category.  My proposed U-7 would include all of U-6 plus those employed full time who make a fraction of their former pay.  U-6 & U-7 give the most complete picture of those relying on their wealth spend down to live on, whether that of friends or family, which is an excellent measure of the unhealthiness & misery of today's job market – & this unhealthiness & misery is the result of BO's intentional deceitful design.

The following graph traces the investment ups with the unemployment downs & vice versa from 1990 to 2010 in perfect harmony.  Solving our unemployment problem does not have to get any more complicated than unleashing capitalists to invest in productivity increasing plants & machinery.


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2.  BO reacts to every Islamic Fascist terrorist attack by first reminding us that the attacks have nothing to do with Islam & then explains how these attacks can be eliminated by stricter gun control & concentrating on the weather – i.e., the climate change of winter, spring, summer, & fall.
BO's gun control position is intended to disarm the citizenry by eliminating the 2nd Amendment which guarantees "the right of the people to keep & bear arms."  In brief, BO ultimately wants firearms our of the public's hands for the opposite reason the Founders wanted firearms in the public's hands.  The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunters, hunters' rights, or even protecting yourself in your home against an intruder like a burglar - although a gun will prove handy in such an event.  It was written into the Bill of Rights so that the citizenry would have a constitutional means of protection against an oppressive government – period.
The Founders were as much for the people keeping & bearing arms as they were for them to have free speech & the free exercise of religion.  In fact the Founders showed their priorities by putting both freedom of speech & religion first & the right to keep & bear arms next in the Bill of Rights as a way to signal the power of the people is superior to any government.  And that is what BO is trying to reverse with his gun control ploys.
3.  BO has pursued his control of the economy & the citizenry under the guise of a forthcoming disastrous climate change by executive action that authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to write & enforce regulations on carbon emissions from America's power plants.  The principles of cap & trade are @ the heart of the regulations.  Click here to hear BO explain what will happen under his plans to control power plant emissions.
4.  BO traded PFC Bowe Bergdahl (alleged Army deserter later promoted to sergeant while in captivity who is currently being tried by a court-martial) for five Taliban members who were released from the Guantanamo prison to the Qatari government.  One private for five generals.
5.  BO has pursued the closing of the Guantanamo prison – a practice started by GW Bush who freed medium or low risk prisoners from Guantanamo.  According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence 196 ex-detainees are now confirmed as, or suspected of having returned to the terror war; 122 of these recidivists are currently at-large – such figures include both Bush & BO released prisoners.  And yet BO still plans to release the high risk detainees - when BO took office there were 240 detainees in Guantanamo with 180 listed as high risk according to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF- GTMO).  Today only 93 detainees remain in Guantanamo of which 83 are high risk terrorists meaning BO released 97 high risk terrorists after the disastrous results of releasing lower risk terrorists.  Source – Stephen Hayes (Weekly Standard) & Thomas Joscelyn (Foundation For Defense Of Democracies).
6.  BO restored diplomatic relations with Cuba on July 20, 2015 with the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana & the Cuban Embassy in Washington.  Normalizing relations with the repressive Cuban regime (who has made some 8,000 political arrests since July 20, 2015 – source Bret Stephens WSJ) will do nothing but aid the Castro brothers who will wind up with any tourist or trade money as the general Cuban population remains tyrannized.  Fortunately congressional approval is required to remove the trade embargo that makes it illegal for U.S. corporations to do business with Cuba. 
Meanwhile Joanne Chesimard – convicted of murdering a NJ state policeman in 1973 & sentenced to life imprisonment before escaping from jail – lives in luxury in Cuba along with an estimated 70 other U.S. fugitives.
Expect BO to keep pushing for full normalization with just the type of people he admires.
More examples like the above list is endless but the point is plain & clear – BO is not a friend of America, he has a downright hatred for the country. 
Along the way it is very important for all of us to explain that BO deliberately works against America – there never has been another president who has deliberately so worked against America.  That has been the theme of RTE since BO became a national figure & it cannot be explained too many times in just these clear straightforward simple terms using the above examples that make the conclusion truly obvious once they are pointed out.
Click on the referenced posts below for even more examples – if you need them.
But just how far gone are we?  Pollster Pat Caddell reports that 48% of Democrat Party caucus voters in Iowa favor socialism while 38% favor capitalism.  It is a gigantic leap to believe that the majority of Americans could go from accepting all of the mistakes documented above, where in truth they could not be bothered with even the least degree of civic responsibility or concern for their own welfare, to a position now where suddenly they understand the stakes involved.  
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  1. Very good post, but sad to say there is no one on the horizon who has a plan or idea what to do, and who also has large following. A person who has vision and plan that are good, but does not have a very large following, will get nowhere. Solution-that is your job. People now do not trust either party, that is the sad part. Even stock market does not know what to do, up and down, up again,etc. Have a great day.

    1. You have exactly described Mike Huckabee's candidacy.

  2. http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/011216-789564-obama-to-head-un-after-presidency-is-quite-possible.htm?ref=yfp&t=1453293201530&cachecheck=1&fromcampaign=1