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America’s 2nd Civil War
How do civil wars happen? Jack Minzey, a recently deceased conservative writer, had the best answer: When two or more sides disagree on who runs the country….and they have an election to decide who’s in charge, even if they hate each other, but accept the election results, you still have a country. But, when you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.
If the Mueller investigation, is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election, it isn’t the first time Democrats have refused to accept the results of an election they didn’t win. Remember the huge “chad” controversy in the 2000 election that held up for weeks the certification of George W. Bush as our 43rd president.
If Democrats don’t accept the basic idea that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections, then they have rejected the system of government established by our nation’s founders. If this is the way it’s going to be in our new era of “resistance” politics, we have the makings of a civil war. There’s no shooting yet, at least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republican lawmakers last year at a charity baseball game practice.
When you consistently reject the results of elections you don’t win, what you’re really saying is that you want your very own dictatorship, in which the only legitimate exercise of power is your own. This, of course, would destroy the U.S. Constitution. And our nation would not survive it.
The doomsday clock is now only a scant seven minutes away from America’s 2nd civil war. Massive amounts of “shock and awe” may be just around the corner. Please pray for our nation.
“Fight on…you magnificent bastard”
A few of my readers have told me that I should not be giving President Trump such a blanket endorsement for the way he runs his administration and how he deals with his political opponents. They argue that the presidency needs dignity, soft-spoken diplomacy and compassion for those who don’t agree with him.
Bull crap. For one thing, there’s nothing in our founding documents that requires the president to conduct himself like a Sunday school teacher…that he must never utter a vulgar word, or scathingly ridicule his opponents …or sit back, remain calm, and let his adversaries walk all over him.
The president of the United States is elected to protect and defend the people of the United States first and foremost and to secure our self-interests around the globe. To do this job successfully, playing nice doesn’t cut it. Protecting the rule of law demands unflinching toughness and the courage to confront our enemies with the full might of our military forces. Peace through strength is not a cliché. It’s the only deterrent that has held off global nuclear oblivion since the end of World War II
Evan Sayet is a conservative speaker who has investigated the elements of power that a president must wield to honor the office he holds. He is a highly in-demand Master of Ceremonies at Republican events. His comments are more than enough to have the party’s RINOs run for cover and hope that their constituents never hear how urgently we need “the magnificent bastard” who now runs our nation…and who, just days ago, successfully initiated a beginning for the greatest diplomatic victory of the 21st century: denuclearization of North Korea
Excerpts from “He Fights!”. By Evan Sayet
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent “Never Trumpers”) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum.
They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office." Here's my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried propriety: has there been a nicer [more polite] human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
I don't find anything "dignified," "collegial" or "proper" about Barack Hussain Obama's lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatred because racial hatred serves the Democrat Party.
I don't see anything "dignified" in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks. I don't see anything "statesman-like" in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent. Yes, Obama was "articulate" and "polished" but in no way was he in the least bit "dignified," "collegial" or "proper."
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the '60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale. It has been a war they've fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one, [including] the violent take-over of our universities, until today.
The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety. With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America 's first wartime president in the Culture War.
During wartime, things like "dignity" and "collegiality" simply aren't the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming...
Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today. Lincoln rightly recognized that, "I cannot spare this man. He fights..."
General George Patton was a vulgar-talking, son-of-a-bitch. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Trump turns Alinsky’s evil against the Democrats. Trump is fighting. And what's particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel's, he's shouting, "You magnificent bastard, I read your book!" That is just the icing on the cake, but it's wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he's defeating the Left using their own [book of] tactics, and that's what they really hate.
That book is Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, a book, so malevolent, but so essential to the Liberals' war against America that it is, and was, the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton's senior thesis…
Trump's tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. [In going after the “fake media” and CNN in particular, Trump has used ridicule to isolate them, forcing them to go on the defensive to re-establish their credibility. This they have failed at miserably.
[Trump uses ridicule masterfully…just as Alinsky would] …Alinsky described it as "the most powerful weapon of all...”
Most importantly, Trump's tweets have put CNN [and other news sources] in an untenable and unwinnable position. ...They need to respond. But, [they have only one choice]…If they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democrat Party they serve.
It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive. Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama's close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright's church. Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration's weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents, or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels, or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration's cover-up.
So, say anything you want about this president [Trump]. I get it…he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don't care. I can’t spare this warrior.
He fights for America! Fight on, you magnificent bastard!
Enemies of religion destroying Christian free speech
“Big brother” is listening to what you say and reading what you write. This spying isn’t new. But now, if your communications include negative comments about the LGBTQ crowd, or aren’t flattering to Islam, if progressive activists get their way, you might be prosecuted for “hate speech” under federal law. It’s getting tougher and tougher to promote Christian principles at a time when they are grossly misinterpreted or falsely construed to be attacks against the rights of others.
A recent e-mail posted by Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a legal defense group dedicated to preserving, free speech, family values and Christianity, deplores the activities of four powerful, national anti-Christian organizations determined to end Christianity in America. Staver says they intend to do it by branding all Christian speech, and written communications as hate speech.
The organizations cited for this by Staver are the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and GuideStar, an international clearinghouse of information on non-profit organizations.
GuideStar’s liberal/progressive bent has it cooperating with the SPLC to place a “hate group” designation on Liberty Counsel for its legal work in support of Christians and their associations. This, Staver believes, was done to blacklist Liberty Counsel and convince donors to stop making contributions that are so vital to the success of its work.
The SPLC, Staver says, is determined to destroy Liberty Counsel and all pro-faith groups. For example, its tactics include expensive, punitive law suits and crushingly negative publicity disseminated everywhere Liberty Counsel receives financial support. Such scornful commentary has prompted leading Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter to use SPLC’s “hate group” listing to include banning Liberty Counsel’s communications from appearing on their websites.
Staver has been forced to launch a counter suit intended to protect Liberty Counsel’s good name, reputation, and mission. He states: “We simply cannot allow anti-faith and anti-family bullies to demean, discredit, and silence us.” Staver and his adversaries are still battling it out in the courts.
Easy prey for the Godless. Making groups like Liberty Counsel easy prey is the growing mood in America that says Christianity--rather than standing for all that is good in life--is actually a pervasive evil that seeks to punish anyone embracing a non-Christian lifestyle. Making it so difficult for Christians to defend themselves in our modern era is the extreme and often unaffordable costs associated with obtaining relief through the courts. Liberty Counsel’s resources are miniscule compared to the financial support that comes to its opponents like SPLC, ACLU and CAIR from billion-dollar corporate donors.
Staver is determined not to permit false and misleading attacks by the enemies of Christianity to go unchallenged. But money to cover a legal defense is in short supply. He’s asking everyone who believes in Liberty Counsel’s work in protecting Christianity and family values to consider making a donation to the Counsel’s legal fund. Liberty Counsel’s fight is a valiant and necessary one.
Use this link to make a donation today.
Satan’s ascendency gives our liberty an evil twist
In the previous issue of The Conservative Way, I explained that we—all Americans—are more to blame than any politician for the crime and corruption that has crept into our government at all levels. The American people are abandoning God, denying His existence, and allowing themselves to be possessed by the only force that remains when we drive God out of our lives: The Devil, Lucifer, himself.”
Since the influence of the “prince of darkness” has risen to unprecedented heights across the nation, our liberty has been twisted to become something ugly and gravely at odds with what our founders intended for us.
As a follow-up to last issue’s article, here is a stunningly perceptive piece written by a fellow journalist, Gerald Mucci, and recently posted on his conservative website: “Muccings.”
…Mucci laments that liberty used to mean “freedom of choice” in an environment of respect, safety and self-control. But today, thanks to various “progressive” influences, liberty has morphed into “do whatever you please” … “judge nothing—tolerate everything” … “a pervasive belief that “the moral rules of the past were based on ancient myths – they don’t really apply to anyone today.” He describes how this has brought us into an era of chaos in every aspect of our society and culture. His examination of this new era isn’t pretty:
When Liberty turns to Anarchy; and Anarchy into Oppression…
By Gerald Mucci
…We’ve all heard the warning concerning Democracy:
…A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship…
“Largess” need not be referring merely to government handouts. “Largess” may also be in the form of things that were formerly considered immoral. Examples include such things as gambling – which used to be a crime but is now government sponsored and widespread; abortion, which used to be “murder” but is now a woman’s legal right; and gay marriage, recently legalized. At the same time, Christianity, the Bible and prayer, which were common in our public schools until the late ‘50’s, are all legally prohibited.
As Benjamin Franklin warned:
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
…The Liberty that Ben Franklin referred to was a good thing, but only when there was a culture that valued individual self-control and personal responsibility based on mutually agreed on moral and ethical standards.
…Our predominantly Christian heritage gave our culture this gift – that is until the last few decades, and especially until the last few years. Our laws were much fewer and our personal liberties were much greater several decades ago. We had an inner sense of what was good and acceptable to say and do without the need for external, government-imposed laws and oppressive “political correctness.”
…Christians will often point out the excessive Jewish laws of the Old Testament Scriptures and rail against the Pharisees that promoted and enforced those laws. Newsflash! Our laws now outnumber the old Jewish Law by a factor much greater than 10,000 to one. Shouldn’t we be railing against this, much worse, current excessive “legalism?”
There are two senses to the word “liberty.” The sense given in our nation’s founding was a good thing. Back then liberty meant freedom of choice of belief and practice in an environment of respect, safety and self-control. More recently, that definition has morphed into a radical extreme. The sense of liberty today is “do whatever you damn well please”; “who are you to tell me what to do” … “judge nothing – tolerate everything”; a pervasive belief that “the moral rules of the past were based on ancient myths – they don’t really apply to anyone today.” Thus we have the negative definition of liberty – an out of control liberty that has transformed our culture into an immoral chaos of rebellion against morality, disrespect toward our nation, increasing lawlessness in our schools and cities, and acceptable perversions that were unthinkable a few years ago. This has become a form of moral and political anarchy.
…To counter a portion of this new corrupted version of liberty/anarchy, the left (progressives) shut off any kind of dissent as being “politically incorrect.” That means that if we say, write or do anything that the anarchists find disagreeable, we will be called bigots, haters, various “-phobias”, and generally marginalized. Think of any topic: Sexual morality, affirmative action as government-endorsed discrimination, pro-national borders, gun rights, abortion counseling, smaller government, lower taxes, promoting drug abstinence, nationalism/patriotism. Any and all of these things will bring on a torrent of hate down from the progressive left.
…Moral and political anarchy has become Oppression. Jobs and careers will and have been destroyed by our disagreement with the radical “liberty” promoted by the left. Christian bakers and photographers have been the front line victims. It will not stop there. There will be a point, soon coming, where churches and Christian schools will not be able to teach Bible principles that conflict with the radical libertarian left. That is Oppression.
…True liberty requires a generally accepted moral foundation. That foundation was Judeo-Christian teachings inherited from our founders. To the extent that the moral foundation erodes – and it has in a destructive way - additional laws are required. True liberty diminishes when more laws are forced upon us by government. And this leads to oppression. And the majority wolves in this unintended “democracy” prevails against the sheep.
Trump’s rejected tariff suggestion could end all trade wars
The G7 nations’ hate for Donald Trump is so overwhelming that their leaders may now be considered victims of “Trump derangement syndrome.” Their anger has kept them from understanding the Trump deal-making process, where he begins negotiating at the extreme opposite end of what the other side wants….and then he negotiates to some “win-win” middle ground.
Trudeau, Macron, Merkel and the others completely missed Trump’s real objective in announcing new tariffs on G7 exports to the U.S. Maybe G7 leaders are too greedy or too stupid. Trump wanted them to be shocked and concerned enough to strongly consider his suggestion that all tariffs be removed from trading among all nations. Let trade be tariff-free everywhere. Let the balance of exports against imports be determined by the quality, performance and price of goods manufactured anywhere.
In some cases, quotas would need to be maintained or established to save the economies of certain nations where producers don’t measure up competitively. A quota limits the volume or value of a product that is imported in order to protect poor performing or fledgling domestic industries from going out of business. It gives these industries time to gain strength. It saves jobs and can increase employment opportunities through increased sales of domestic products.
Sometimes quotas can become dangerous: when they’re maintained for too long and present an unfair restraint on trade, and also when quotas force an importing country’s consumers to pay more for a domestic product than they would if it was imported.
Quotas should be reasonable and rare and, in that way, they aren’t nearly the impediment to trade posed by adding on stiff tariffs or due to the costly, outright crimes committed by China in making trade conditional upon exporters giving up their intellectual property.
If the G7’s scathing criticism of Trump and his new tariff intentions, and its call to isolate him from their future activities is their idea of a strategy to force Trump to some softer middle ground, the G7 is making a big mistake. This response shows it has little interest in the truth about how their own tariffs have created trade imbalances that have punished the United States: the single most important ally necessary for defending Western Europe against Putin’s military encroachment in the region.
The G7’s blind outrage also reveals it to be far behind Trump in the art of the deal. We can only hope that, in time, G7 members will realize that eliminating all tariffs is the best way to make free trade fair trade across the world.
A tragic moment in Ireland’s history
Only a short time ago, Ireland’s voters decided overwhelmingly to overturn the nation’s ban on abortion. Prior to that, abortion was allowed only in cases where the life of the mother was in jeopardy.
With all that’s going on across the rest of the world, it’s been difficult for us to keep track of events in Ireland. And so, Ireland’s end to its ban on abortions might come as a big shock to many of us. And perhaps rightly so.
For centuries, Ireland has been a fortress of Christianity, particularly Catholicism. It wasn’t many years before the turn of this century when the though of having an abortion, on demand, simply for convenience sake, would have been anathema to most of Ireland’s women. And it wasn’t many decades before that when divorce was though to be sinful, and a divorced women was often regarded as socially unacceptable.
The liberalization of Irish attitudes has come along way. But it has come too far in the eyes of those in Ireland who wanted to maintain the ban on abortion. The spokesperson for a leading anti-abortion group said on the day after the abortion-repeal vote that “Ireland's historic abortion referendum has resulted in a tragedy of historic proportions… and many Irish citizens will wake up not recognizing the country they live in.”
It’s expected that Ireland’s pro-life movement will rise to the challenge of influencing parliament to minimize the impact of the vote that has left life in the womb unprotected. But, the best hope for “pro-lifers” is said to be that Ireland’s parliament may only permit abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and allow it later on only under special circumstances.
According to the Associated Press, “about 72 percent of women voted "yes" to repeal along with about 66 percent of men. The strongest backing came from youthful voters — the exit poll says the only age group in which a majority voted "no" were voters who are 65 or older.
Irish women’s cry for “abortion on demand” is a clear rejection of Christian teachings that say abortion is a mortal sin against God’s law. And it appears in sync with the surging rejection of Christianity all across Western Europe. It’s indicative of the selfish mindset that believes another person growing in a woman’s womb has no rights…and can be destroyed at the whim of the mother. This is evil of the worst kind, and is why the repeal vote is truly a tragedy for Ireland’s relationship with God.
Obama’s DACA allows MS-13 to terrorize U.S.
It comes as no surprise, except to liberal Democrats suffering from Trump derangement syndrome, that Obama’s DACA executive order continues to bring us terrible consequences. These go far beyond the unaffordable financial burden of supporting more than a million low-skilled, poorly educated young migrants that Obama has let into the U.S.
Although there are some DACA people who, with taxpayer-provided financial aid, are functioning well as U.S. residents, there are still too many that require federal and state contributions to sustain them.
But what’s so much worse, devastating, is that MS-13 gang leaders “have exploited loopholes in the DACA policy to infiltrate thousands of foot soldiers into the U.S”. As posted on the Newsmax and other Internet news sites, the MS -13 gang population, that infiltrated across the California border in large numbers, has spread across the country. MS-13 is linked to a series of brutal murders on New York’s Long Island, according to an analysis of ICE arrests.
“ICE officials recently revealed 99 of the 475 illegals arrested in the agency's ‘Operation Matador’ enforcement action on Long Island last year were "confirmed as MS-13 gang members." The MS-13 threat to Long Islanders is soaring. After the arrest of a local MS-13 leader, gang members on Long Island have called for the murder of uniformed police anywhere they find them.
MS-13 assassinations of police are now happening in Florida, where two sheriff’s deputies in Trenton, Florida were shot to death by an MS-13 hitman while they had lunch in a local restaurant.
In California, Governor Jerry Brown’s sanctuary-state policy is permitting the release from prison of dozens of MS-13 members, who go right back to terrorizing California communities, and also move out of state to plunder other communities.
There’s little doubt that federal immigration lawbreakers like Brown should be charged as accessories to these MS-13 murders, and the blood on their hands makes them worthy of the strongest persecution and punishment. The fact that they are allowed to be free to exercise their treacherous activities tells America that the “rule of law” may be finished as the foundation of American justice. We should be ashamed and thoroughly outraged.
On YouTube Trump leads America s charge against evil
Some video makers delight in revealing Donald Trump as a fearless warrior marching against the evil mainstream media. Here’s a tongue and cheek approach to Trump’s battle with the forces of fake news that will have you chuckling. “Diamond” and “Silk” are featured as his faithful sidekicks. Click Here.
Broward sheriff a disciple of “do-nothing” Obama
A report from the Florida Family Association (FFA) brands Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel,a disciple of Barack Obama’s policy to “keep kids out of jail.” On the surface, this policy might seem to be about teaching and helping students stay out of trouble with the law. In reality, it called for school administrators to work with police to hide the activities of dangerous kids like Nikolas Cruz from police scrutiny. The goal was to make Broward schools appear trouble free with the credit going to the re-education efforts of administrators and Sheriff’s Department personnel. And so, no action was taken against Cruz, giving him the freedom to commit the Parkland massacre.
The FFA report also accused the Broward County’s four reluctant deputies of possibly following Sheriff israel’s orders. Additionally, FFA noted that the Sheriff permitted a deputy affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations to provide gun training in mosques. But the Broward Sheriff’s Department did not provide security training to local schools.