Thursday, July 7, 2016

Enough!

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The current Administration has utterly failed to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against anyone, let alone all enemies foreign and domestic.

The Congress of the United States has utterly failed to do their duty to either force the Administration to obey the law and, at times, has assisted the Administration in the violation of the law and the Constitution.

The Supreme Court has failed to uphold the Constitution of the United States and has become no more than a partisan group of lawyers who seek to legislate from the bench. They have exceeded their powers in some areas and failed to exercise their powers in others.

Money now rules this land. We, the people, have acquiesced to this unlawful seizure of power by the so-called wealthy elites by not paying attention, by being content with our bread and circuses, and by not exercising our will at the ballot box. Elections are now decided behind the scenes by the Republican and Democratic National Committees who only put forth candidates pleasing to the unelected ruling elites who drive everything in this nation through the free spending of cash to buy influence and air time in the media.

The media are guilty of not reporting the truth and being focused more on ratings than reporting the news. Of course, this is what their corporate masters want, it brings in even more money to influence elections and drive "popular" trends.

We are all guilty of allowing this to happen.

Vote ALL of the incumbents out in November. If there are viable candidates who are neither Republican or Democrat, vote for them. Those with a (D) or an (R) after their names have failed this nation and no longer deserve our votes, our respect, nor our loyalty.

I will NOT be voting for Clinton or Trump this fall. Neither is qualified to be President of the United States. At least one of them should spend time behind bars in a Federal prison for "high crimes and misdemeanors" while holding public office in this country and violating the oath they swore to uphold, that is to support and defend the Constitution.

Mr. Johnson, Mr. Weld, while I may not agree with all of your platform, I think it's time we overturned the current, established political parties. They have failed and they have failed miserably time and time again. You will have my vote in November.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Humans, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of our Citizens; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present political parties is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
My modifications are in bold italics.

I've had enough of this political circus, I have had enough of secret meetings and deals done behind closed doors.

Are we a nation of laws or a nation ruled by money and power?

As for a Libertarian vote being a de facto vote for the Democratic candidate? So be it. I cannot in good conscience cast my vote for Trump. I am still convinced that he is a demagogue and will change nothing in Washington.

While I may be choosing the loosing side, I'm not convinced it's the wrong side.

What other choice is there?

I say, "Enough!"

This works for me, better than the alternative and I'll still be able to look at myself in the mirror.
Love the Governor's shoes and socks. Heh, I dress like that from time to time.
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Author's Note - Yes, I'm infuriated by the FBI "Director's" decision. (Director is in quotes because I think he's been bought and paid for.) Slick Willie's "offer he can't refuse" must have been interesting. We are ruled by a criminal enterprise. Both parties are guilty as Hell! More on this to follow. Just not today, I'm already too angry for rational thought.


34 comments:

  1. Horse head in the bed? He looked a lot like a POW apologizing to the world under duress.

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  2. I read a comment shortly after Comey's statement on another blog. It alluded to a couple of text messages Comey receives. One has a picture of his grandchild and another is a picture of a news paper headline where the headline is about Hillary's possible indictment. The next text reads, "Choose wisely."

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    1. I wouldn't put anything past the CCF (Clinton Crime Family).

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  3. Right now I'm numb. Happens when I get extremely angry. I'll see where my head is at come November.

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    1. Reeling, numb, shocked, unable to tell up from down. Yup, my world view has been shaken to its core. While things may have been like this for a long time, now they don't even pretend to obey or uphold the law.

      For now I'm going Libertarian. I have always despised the Democrat party and in my book, the GOP, the party of Lincoln, is dead. Just hasn't been buried yet.

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  4. There are sufficient numbers of voters who are disengaged with the dominant parties to give the popular vote to Johnson and Weld.
    What's scary is that the Electoral College can do to that.

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    1. I hadn't thought of that. The Electoral College is the wild card. They can (and have in the past) ignored the popular vote.

      That scares me this year more than in the past.

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    2. In the last 100 years the only third party that made a serious run at the Presidency was Perot's Reform Party. They got almost 20 million votes - and ZERO electoral college votes. Perot may have/probably did take enough votes away from Bush to let Clinton win. Clinton ended up with 44 million votes vs 39 million for Bush. Since Perot, the highest point reached by the libertarian party was just over 1%. Perot got almost 20%. No way is the Libertarian Party getting a majority of the popular vote. Even Gary Johnson has said that his goal is 5% as that would give the party Fed funds and a spot in the debates next time.

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    3. It's a long time between now and November. Shrillary is a no go under any circumstances. Trump hasn't shown he's capable of leading the country. For now it's third party. I am sick to death of voting for the least shitty candidate. Who knows, reality could kick in before November.

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  5. Years ago, I worked in regulatory enforcement at the County level. When there was an appeal, it was made clear that the hearing body's response had to include "findings of fact" from the testimony/evidence, and then "conclusions of law". That means "What does the law say about the facts?"

    Director Comey's findings and conclusions are in direct contradiction. It would not stand up to an appeal before an honest court. But these days? Good luck finding one.

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    1. Bingo!

      These days they don't even pretend to follow the law.

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  6. In all my years of voting, this November is the most depressing I've ever faced. Every 4 years I've found myself in the voting booth picking the one candidate who I feel will do the least amount of damage to this country. This time I don't think I can even do that.

    I think you already know my feelings about Killery, I've spent many years researching her since her philandering husband was running for president. I'm probably one of the few who has actually read her college thesis and that woman has gone down hill from there.

    I still can't get a good read on Trump. He's said a lot of things I totally agree with but I still can't tell if the man
    is truly sincere and at times he acts like a spoiled child. I just can't see myself in good conscience voting for him.

    Regardless of how the future goes, I don't worry too much about myself. I'm an old fart who's had a good life and I'll always make it by somehow but I've had my sleepless nights thinking about the futures of my grandkids!! I pray to God that I'm wrong about the world I think they're going to have to face.

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    1. I have the same problem with Trump. There are days it seems he's trying to lose. An interesting theory I saw somewhere on the 'net concerns Trump clearing the decks of any viable (actual) conservative Republican candidates and then being such an idiot that he essentially takes a dive on the election.

      Then Willie and Shrillary invite him over for drinks...

      Shrillary belongs in prison.

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    2. Shrillary needs to be offered a blindfold and a cigarette.

      Paul

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  7. Hear Hear! I couldn't have said it better myself. I will not be voting for anyone who is not a Constitutional Conservative.

    I will point out, Trump has not been nominated yet......

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    1. Trump not being nominated yet is a good point, but if not him, then who?

      I'm still not comfortable with the whole Libertarian thing, it does trouble me that that might let Shrillary get back into the White House. There are, at this point in time, no "good" choices.

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  8. I have made my feelings and beliefs clear in the past. The question becomes, what do we do now? Remember: " We must all hang together or we shall surely hang separately. "

    Paul L. Quandt

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    1. Hi guys, just got back from spending the 4th down in Lake Charles at the home of my 89 yr-old Mother-in-law with beaucoup Beer, BBQ and Boiled Crawfish for the day, then visiting with others over in Texas. Most of the wifes extended relatives were there, so was the closest thing to the kind of 4th I enjoyed growing up in Illinois when all the clan from my Fathers side all over the State gathered annually at the farm of my one of my Dads sisters outside the little town of LeRoi. Her husband had a highly successful turkey farm (cages off the ground) and sharecropped out about 8,000 acres of soy beans. We kids loved it because we had the run of the place, played softball in the front yard while the adults sat on the front-porch/veranda and drank, and we drove Uncle Lyndons jeep every where. Because of the turkeys he had vast cold rooms to store the packaged parts before shipping, so tons of cases of cold soda and beer for adults and kids alike..

      PS: Caught a little TV and Comey. Anybody hungry? Anybody want a banana? Seems there're now LOTS of those available in our former Republic now..

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    2. Drove right past LeRoi on my trip to Dayton. Interesting!

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    3. @juvat/

      Uncle Lyndon and Aunt Margret were both real characters. NEVER saw Lyndon in anything OTHER than a white tee shirt and a pair of Osh Kosh bigosh striped overalls, yet he could match wallets with almost anybody. (I know you know the type, living in rural Texas. His last name was Crumbaugh and the main bank in town was the Crumbaugh Natl Bank--or used to be--so he was no broke down sodbuster, lol) Sent three daughters thru the best sororities at the University of Illinois. Two were twin daughters named Charlotte Sue and Mary Lu-would have thought they were from the Deep South with names like that, lol. When his daughters were in college he once brought three huge turkeys to their sorority house for thanksgiving in his coveralls...they sent him around back thinking he was some sort of delivery man, lol!!

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    4. That's funny, Thar! Yes, I know the type. Not unusual to see about town. Usually honest as the day is long. When we owned the wine shop, our landlord was one of that type. Richer than Croesus, but honest. The lease was a handshake and I never had an issue, that we couldn't work out with a little discussion, provided I brought over a German beer.

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    5. Hey Virgil, glad you had a good time, thanks for checking in.

      :)

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  9. Sarge, how do you really feel about this? Good to see you take an unequivocal stand. You've been warming up to it for awhile. Glad to see you publish "Libertarian." We need a two-party system, at least 2. The Democrat-Republican party has run us into the ground. Sure am glad I'm not taking fire while humping my ruck up some God-forsaken hill in a foreign land while this crap is going on at home.

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    1. The Dem-Reps / Rep-Dems have failed.

      Next?

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  10. This national political stuff is all smoke and mirrors.

    It's time for Americans to stop looking at their neighbors and start looking in the mirror. The only hope remaining is that sufficient numbers of people really do believe in those self evident truths -- without exception -- and are prepared to stake their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

    But it all starts with the basics. People gotta know what they believe and why, and it can't just be a bunch of carp they dimly remember from "merkin gubmint" (nee social studies) or some feces they heard on the daily show.

    How did the Athenian troublemaker put it? A life unexamined...

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    1. Yes, we the people need to take action. Not you, not you, and not you. It has to start with me, then you, then you...

      Be informed, think. I know. It's hard.

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  11. On Tuesday the 5th, I cased the American Flag that flew over my patio and replaced it with the Gadsden Flag. I was not happy doing that. regards, Alemaster

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Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)