Saturday, April 14, 2018

Presidential Qualifers

Since the day that Donald J. Trump officially announced his candidacy for the Office of United States President back in 2015 his qualifications for the office have been questioned by nearly everyone who has opposed him; the opposition party, members of his own party, especially members of the left-wing media. Even now, after nearly 15 months in that office after countless successes in implementing his campaign promises there are those who would question his qualifications.

Life long politicians like Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, John McCain and many, many others from both sides of the political aisle have raised the question of Trump’s qualifications as have countless bureaucrats such as ex-CIA director John Brennan, fired former FBI Director James Comey and even some retired military leaders.

The real question remains: What qualifies one to run for and be the President of the United States? Does it require a long tenure as a governmental public servant, such as someone who has held an elected position as a Senator or member of the House of Representatives? Does a measured stint as a combat command leader in the U.S. military set the standard for what does or does not qualify one to be President? How about an in depth knowledge of the laws of the land, say, as a Constitutional lawyer would certainly have at their disposal? Or, perhaps, someone who has served on the frontline of the city streets in law enforcement? Some think that a person with the acumen for business would make the person most qualified to hold the most powerful office in the world.

Every four years, particularly during presidential debates, this idea of who is best qualified to hold office is constantly thrust upon the American people by the opposing candidates as they unleash a bevy of disqualifiers upon their opponent. In the most recent election Hillary Clinton and her party lashed out at Donald Trump has woefully disqualified because he had never served one minute in any kind of government office and his only claim to fame was his business experience and the fact that he was a TV personality; while she touted her long time experiences as a successful lawyer, First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. She insisted that all of this made her the perfect and most QUALIFIED person to hold that esteemed office.

In past elections a political novice Barack Obama was smeared as unqualified because of his young age (47 on the day he took the oath of office), relatively inexperienced in federal government (had served as U.S. Senator for only three years before running for President). However, he was a Constitutional lawyer who had served as an Illinois State Senator for several years. By using the Clinton standard of qualifiers Mr.Obama was adequately qualified to serve in the office of president.

We are then led to ask “What does qualify one to be President of the United States of America?” To find the answer to that all important question all one need do is look at the actual document which clearly illuminates it — The Constitution of the United States of America. Here is what it says are the entire list of qualifications for holding the office of President.

Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Problem solved. At the time the President takes office they must be:

(1) a natural born citizen

(2) at least 35 years old

(3) an inhabitant of the United States for at least fourteen years

Therefore, the next time you are watching a presidential debate or watching TV Talking Heads discussing issues and this question of a person’s qualification for that office are raised by an opponent, an elected official, a governmental bureaucrat, a member of the press or anyone else you can simply point them to these three qualifiers and that is end of discussion.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Trump Bringing Down Globalist Agenda

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan tweeted that Trump's kakistocracy (word of the day) is coming to an end. The word means a form of government run by the most disqualified persons possible. However, it is also a globalist codeword meaning a government run by people who have a greater concern for the well being of a nation's citizens than with a global power agenda.

Brennan, a true globalist, has been part of America's problem for decades and now that he and his globalist elitist are now out of power for the first time since 1988 they are beginning to feel the burn and will do and say anything to discourage a leader whose only interest is in MAGA (Make America Great Again) first and foremost above other nations that have already drank the One World Order Kool-Aid espoused by former President H.W.Bush in 1988 and their destructive world orders' blueprint that has been carefully followed by the last four administrations which covers a span of nearly 30 years.

This president and those he has chosen to surround himself with are there to tear down their house of globalist cards and he is succeeding on a level his enemy's never thought possible as they witness the unravelling of their nefarious scheme to shred the U.S. Constitution's integrity and bring low the American Republic.

Keep supporting President Trump, keep praying for him that whatever G-d you may or may not trust in surrounds him with It's protection, wisdom and grace.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Time For a Giggle Pause - The Trump/Biden Slap Down

President and Mrs. Trump stopped by Walter Reed Hospital today to visit former Vice President Joe Biden as he recovers from his private behind the White House meeting with the President last evening. Doctors say he’s progressing well and should be released within a day or so.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Two Sides To Every Coin - Including the One Named Robert Mueller

Here is the flipside of this one-sided video -- Here are some more things needed to know about Robert Mueller:

(1) He has staffed his Special Counsel legal team with only Democratic Party donors and Hillary Clinton supporters with a known bias against Mr. Trump. Which begs the question - Were there no highly qualified Republican or even neutral donor lawyers anywhere in the country to be found for his team to at least give the impression of an unbiased investigation? That is highly unlikely, so what was Mueller's intent in hiring only this team?

(2) On behalf of the Obama Administration Mueller delivered a quantity of enriched uranium to Russia. While not illegal it is highly suspicious to deliver even small quantities of nuclear fissionable material to a known foreign enemy. Of course he could say he was just following the orders of his president but if he had truly objected he could have stepped down from his post as a matter of conscience revealing his true patriotic spirit - but he didn't which says a lot about his core.

(3) Mueller's role as former FBI Director during his investigation into Rosatom's extortion case involving Uranium One and their kick-back to the Global Clinton Initiative with nearly 20% of American uranium going to Putin's Russia, which then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was one of 9 signatories required for approval of the sale reveals the real possibility for conflict of interest in his role as Special Counselor (Prosecutor) for the Russian Collusion case currently underway, including his connections to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during that investigation and one of the FBI agents used during it named Andrew McCabe.

(4) Then there is the fact (as stated in his own testimony under oath) that former FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked classified memos to the press via a third party to get Rosenstein to appoint Comey's work associate friend Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, shows a serious breach of trust and conflict of interest for Mr. Mueller in his current Russian collusion investigation.

These Four things alone would have been enough to have Mueller removed or recused as Special Prosecutor in a world where the law was actually being applied in a fair and unbiased way. However, as we have seen with Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page and others within the Obama Administration and even current FBI and DOJ leadership those days are far behind us now. It's is important that at least both sides of the Mueller story be seen and heard by everyone and not just a one sided slanted observation.

There are always two sides to every coin to be examined in order to know the real worth and value of that coin.

President Trump Signs Bloated 2018 Omnibus Bill: Right Laments - Left Gloats

Many on the ultra right are saying that President Trump has failed his base and is done for after signing this omnibus budget bill which will add an additional $1.3 trillion to the national debt, the second largest increase in American history. This sweeping bill, which most in both the House and Senate never even read before passing it put POTUS between a rock and a hard place. It gave Trump everything he wanted for his designs on rebuilding the U.S. military which under the previous two administrations had suffered so much neglect that it was sorely undermanned, underequipped and lacking in the latest in sound military technologies. The poor state of the military was at its worst in nearly one hundred years. However, now with this nearly $700 billion slated for the beefing up and modernization of the armed services it will once again be on track to become the greatest military strength in the world; something a leader of the entire free world certainly must have. The military end of the bill also provides increased funding for veterans' hospitals and veterans' homes, something POTUS campaigned strongly for. The bill also makes available nearly $3 billion for much needed infrastructure development across the nation, $4 billion for fighting the opioid addiction crisis which will include litigation of certain drug manufacturers while providing research funds to find other pain controlling medicines and mechanisms that don't lead to addiction; and bring help to American farmers by closing the loophole in the tax "grain glitch" that put growers at a disadvantage in the open market for grain sales.

Yet, to get all the above the President had to also accept certain gimmies for the Democrats including continued funding of Planned Parenthood's abortion mill, increased funding to National Park Service, over $2 billion for school safety. POTUS was not adverse to having funds for this but the amount was far above what he expected. To reach that amount Congress had to deplete funds from somewhere and they did it by emaciating monies necessary for a full funding of the border wall. The border security measure of the bill was gutted to a measly $1.6 billion, more than a third less of what POTUS wanted to ensure funding for the wall, a campaign promise he made to the American people. This will fund only about ninety-one to one hundred miles of border coverage, a far cry from the two thousand miles of border. Of that $1.6 billion some of the funds will be used to repair damaged fencing, air drone surveillance and increased border agent numbers and border patrol access road repair. Not included in the bill was something the president really wanted - a fix to the DACA problem. The Democrats totally ignored and fought tooth and nail to ensure that was left out of this bill in order to politicize the issue for this upcoming mid-term elections in November.

To say that President Trump was unhappy with the bill as presented to him is an understatement and he made his objections to it quite clear at a press conference on Friday, March 23, 2018 stating:

"I will never sign another bill like this again ... To prevent the omnibus situation from ever happening again, I'm calling on Congress to give me a line item veto for all government spending bills and the senate must end -- they must end -- the filibuster rule and get down to work..."

For all those on the ultra-right wing of politics wringing their hands in disgust over Trump's signing of this bill and stating from their lofty positions atop the cloudy mountain top with an obscure view of the valley below where most of us live, work and have our being, decrying the end of Trump, let me remind them of this. Have you forgotten who this man is? Have you so quickly lost sight of what it means to govern in a diverse nation? Have you lost the memory of how the stalwart of conservative politics, Ronald Reagan had to work and compromise with then Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill to ensure the Reagan polices and legacy would stand the test of time? Have they forgotten the old Reagan quote on budgetary compromise:

"If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it."

Trumps not done for. Far from it, in fact, to those of us who know the lessons learned for artful negotiation, there are three kinds of deals (1) A good deal (2) A bad deal (3) and A better deal to be worked out later. Mr. Trump, the master of the Art of the Deal knows the difference and as much as he disliked this deal, he sees it as the potential for 'a better deal to be worked out later' as it relates to the border wall and DACA.

The president showed me and most Americans not stuck in the tar pits of ultra-left and ultra-right group mind real executive leadership with what on the surface looked like a no win scenario. You never count Trump out until the last bell in the 15th round and this is only Round One! So, get over it folks. He didn't fail. You want to know who failed? The Republican Congress failed badly. Presidents do not create or pass laws. They can sign off or veto them and that is it. Trump isn't the first president to be presented with a piece of legislation that put their backs to the wall where they are Damned if they sign and Damned if they veto. He did the right thing by signing this far-from-perfect Omnibus budget bill because it provided everything he wanted for the military, infrastructure and his fight against the opioid crisis. The monies for the full length of the wall will need to come another time and from other sources and perhaps from others than Congress ... and it will. You want to point fingers and play the Blame Game? Then put your anger squarely where it belongs - with both sides of the aisle in Congress - especially the Republican side since they hold the majority in the House and Senate. This is not a dictatorship and there is this little thing called separation of powers and the Executive Branch only has so much power when it comes to the Legislative Branch. He exercised all the power he could minus his veto power, which had he vetoed this bill then any future funding of the military and infrastructure would have NEVER happened.

And, one more thing. For any on the left who are gloating over what they perceive as a victory over this president (I'm talking to you Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer) - payback is a bitch! Donald Trump is a counter puncher. He will hit you where and when you least expect it ... and it will hurt.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Military Personnel and the Weapons Misconception

Let me address the first misconception about firearms and members of the military:

The assumption that all military personnel are trained and know the ins and outs of an "assault weapon" is a false one. Unless the military person is serving in a warzone as a combatant, in the military police or some kind of specialized security division then the only training they got was a few weeks shooting at targets while going through boot camp which only lasts between 8 and 12 weeks total. After that, unless they are one of the aforementioned job types the likelihood of ever touching a weapon again is....well, unlikely - unless they were a gun owner enthusiast that shot targets or went hunting before entering military service, then they may go to gun ranges or hunt animals by continuing those practices on their own time and dime while still following each military base protocol for the proper handling and storage of weapons when not in use, if the personnel live on base housing.

Most jobs in the military are not directly war related, military police or security personnel but are just like civilian jobs; medical personnel, office personnel, maintenance personnel, etc. that, like their civilian counterparts do not require the use or handling of a gun or any kind of weapon on a daily basis. Nor, is continued gun training required during their time in the service after boot camp for these types of non-combatant or non-police duties.

I served in the military for 13 years. The United States Air Force from 1967 - 1973 and then the United States Navy from 1975 - 1980 plus two years of active reserve while I attended nursing school. I received training on an M16 rifle in boot camp and after that was trained in USAFSS intelligence where gun handling was still required. When I left that branch of the service I went into medicine and then went back into active duty and continued serving but because I was no longer in a field that required use of a weapon, I never was required to even touch one again. That is true of most members of the military.

Somehow, I guess because we have been in a constant state of war since 2001 over in the Middle East, we have come to see all military personnel as highly trained and proficient in the use of firearms, especially assault weapons, however, that is simply not true. Most military personnel are no more or less trained in their use of a gun as any civilian. In fact, most civilians, especially if they are active National Rifle Association (NRA) members are more proficient and better trained in gun use and safety than the average military person.

Now to the last statement posed in this meme:

Why should a civilian with no training be allowed to own an unregistered "assault" weapon? Well, first define 'assault weapon' because if memory serves all assault weapons are currently banned in the United States of America (ban expired in 2004 but has been upheld by the Supreme Court and lower courts since the original ban bill expired) except for military and police use. The AR-15 is not an assault weapon or as these kids being interviewed by the left-wing media are so fond of now saying "a weapon of war." Secondly, civilians can own an AR-15 (if that is weapon type the meme is referring to) because it is allowed under the law of the land known as the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. They are lawful to own. If the majority of voters in the nation have a problem with that then legally change the law via the Constitutionally legislative process.

Do I think an AR-15 should be registered with the State you live in? Sure, why not. However, that is a State by State decision, not a Federal one. For those who are concerned about the registration process it should be remembered that registration is not a banning nor is it a confiscation. Most States already require handgun registration. My State even requires a shotgun for hunting to have a form of ownership (not registration) to be filed with the Statehouse. Registration of or even requiring an age limit for the purchase of any firearm is not a violation of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, own a gun or utilize the weapon for legal purposes. Confiscation and banning of a weapon is a direct violation of that Constitutional liberty.

I wish we could simply remove all the emotion from this weapons debate and return to a sane look at the law and use common sense before making legal decisions that could destroy the foundational fabric of the liberties fought and died for over the last 300 years.

Friday, March 16, 2018

What Real Leadership Looks Like and It Scares the Weak of Heart

The Trump haters and naysayers are really making me sick to my stomach. Watching the direction many are wanting to take America is also breaking my heart.

Those who wish to bring down President Trump tolerated one of the worst presidents in American history for eight years with President Obama. Praising him like he was the second coming of messiah without so much of a peep over his corrupt socialist agenda. Stood idly by while he literally gave away billions of our taxpayer monies to an enemy like Iran and allowing them to continue their nuclear program unchecked by any real authority to stop them. Lauded him as a diplomatic genius as he bowed low before a Saudi king and toured the nations of the world apologizing for America. He allowed Russian involvement and meddling in U.S. elections on his watch while at the same time mocking those who tried to warn him of the dangers going all the way back to 2009. Remember how Obama made fun of Mitt Romney during the presidential debates in their race against one another over this issue and also how Obama laughed at Trump's allegation of Russian interference in 2016?

Those who have excused Obama and his administration have proven themselves to be nothing more that dupes; blind, deaf and dumb sycophants who have aided in taking the nation down a road it may never recover from and when someone finally comes along who isn't their model of a perfect globalist PC darling, doesn't toe their particular leftist political line, puts the needs of the nation first above all other nations and who has exposed the corruption in D.C. within the Department Of Justice, the FBI, State Department and more; the haters rage on with a destructive campaign that hails and praises those driven to bring Trump down while applauding those who smear, lie and do unspeakable slander and libel against him; and all because they cannot, for the first time since 1980 control the person in the Oval Office from doing exactly what he was voted in office to do - defend and protect this nation and its Constitutional foundation.

If We the People allow those hell bent on destroying this man and his presidency to be successful in illegally bringing him down this Constitutional Republic will go the way of the dinosaur and I for one will not lament all of you when what replaces it will bring about our ultimate ruination. Why? Because you have been warned!

Is President Donald J. Trump a savior, a messiah? Hell no! He is the President of the United States of America duly elected legally and constitutionally. He has broken no laws, offended none of the statutes and Constitutional regulations that are binding to the office for which he was elected nor committed any high crimes or misdemeanors that would warrant an impeachment process.

I am so ashamed of all of those that simply hate this man so much that they are willing to bring an end to the Republic; and all because they don't like the way he does and says things. Because he hurts their feelings or doesn't treat these pampered little children with kid gloves like those who came before him have done with their Nanny State for the last thirty plus years. If you were born after 1988 you have been without a real leader your entire lives and wouldn't know one if he/she bit you on the ass. Well wake up children, Trump is just that, a real leader. The kind of leader this nation had with Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman. I was around for each of these president's time in office and if they were around today they would be HATED just as much by the very same crowd that hates Donald Trump because he is much in the same vein as these past giants of leadership | strong, independent, pulling no punches with his words or actions and gets the job done, striking fear in the hearts of those who have abused the nation for far too long and always putting America and its legal citizens first.

Listen closely you who want to see President Trump destroyed and removed regardless of the consequences of your actions: You're simply unaware of what real leadership looks like because YOU'VE NEVER experienced it and now that you have all you want to do is tear it down and hide behind your Mommy State; hiding behind the apron strings of those you have known who are so willing to feed you your diluted lukewarm milk that you've come to think is leadership. If you don't wake up soon to the kind of leadership that is needed for this nation to continue providing you with the freedoms and liberty you have so obviously taken for granted then I pity you - I pity the nation that you will soon be its feckless leaders of.

Presidential Qualifers

Since the day that Donald J. Trump officially announced his candidacy for the Office of United States President back in 2015 his qualificati...