Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

Proof that the Left Loves Dictators

Posted by Troy on 9th May 2018 in Current Events, Political

Trump overturned the Iran Deal, and the Left loses their minds.  So lets review some stuff that the Left has lost their minds about:

1 – DACA

2 – The Paris Accord

3 – Iran Deal

What do all of these have in common?  They are all thoroughly unconstitutional.  The President cannot give a swathing amnesty or grant citizenship to people.  It’s not his jurisdiction.  Congress gets to set the rules for citizenship.  The President may really really really want to do something.  He may think it’s suuuuuuper important, but that doesn’t matter.  He does not have the power to act on his own.  We are governed by three, co-equal branches of government with separation of powers for a reason.

The same holds true with the Paris Accord and the Iran Deal.  These were agreements between those other countries and the Obama Administration, NOT America.  They were not treaties.  They were not ratified in the Senate.  Tell me, how would it be any different than if Trump made an agreement with Russia that they could occupy Hawaii and we would pay them $10 billion dollars a year?  Would you guys all say, “Oh, well, I mean… we have an agreement…”  Hell no!  You are only upset about this because you happen to like Obama.  I don’t even think that you know enough about these deals where you can actively say that you liked the deals.  They came from Obama, so they must be good.  Likewise, any idea that comes from Trump must be bad, if he started making unilateral deals like Obama did, you’d be howling about how he was acting like a dictator.

This proves what I have always said about the Left.  They love dictators.  They just want one they agree with.  They want nothing to stand in the way of the agenda of a leader they adore.  In fact, when parliamentary procedures or even an actual election defeats these ends, they have a royal hissy fit.

It is good and right that all three of these things END.  They were the acts of a dictator.  You call Trump a Fascist, but Obama was the Fascist.  All those things that you are truly upset about regarding Trump is that he actually returned matters to the constitutional base.

Long Live the Constitution!

In Defense of Kanye

Posted by Troy on 30th April 2018 in Current Events, Entertainment, Human Nature, Political

What, precisely did Kanye say?

“I like the way she thinks.”  That’s all.  A conservative, black woman expressed herself, and so the machine had to TEAR HER DOWN, and Kanye came to her tepid defense.  Kanye later doubled down on it, and he is right about one thing.  We make prisons for ourselves.  This was  a theme of my first novel, War Journal.  We say, “Oh, I can’t be a rapper because I’m white.”  Or maybe, “I can’t be a soldier because I’m a woman.”  “I can’t quit the job I hate because I have to pay my mortgage.”  Kanye’s point is that you can’t let people (yourself included) build these mental prisons for you.

Of course, conservative pundits say the obvious: “He’s black and said he liked Trump, so the Left will destroy him.  You are not allowed to question their worldview.”  This is close, but it is not the real answer.  They would tear apart anyone they thought was on their side that came out and said, “I like Trump.”  Not only that, but if you reject any ASPECT of the Left’s agenda, they will make an example of you.  You will support nationalized healthcare, welfare, open borders (by whatever name), abortion, gun control, and all the rest, or you will be destroyed and mocked.

I don’t mind if someone has thought about their position and have decided to be a socialist or whatever.  However, most people take their beliefs as they are handed to them.  They never question it.  Kanye’s message was this: “Be a free thinker.”  If anyone wants to deride that message, then I have serious reservations regarding their intentions.  He didn’t say, “Be a free thinker and become a Republican.”   I wonder if he had told Evangelical Christians “Be a free thinker” if the Left would have ripped him a new one like they did telling Blacks to be free thinkers.  Gee… I wonder why.

We should all be free thinkers.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Trump Investigation vs the Clinton Investigation

Posted by Troy on 10th April 2018 in Current Events, Political

The Hillary Investigation:

1 – Hillary Sets up a server.

2 – Possible motive?  Possibly to engage in pay for play without being caught.  At best, so that what she does and says won’t be in the public record.

3 – Possible negative outcome?  Bribery or injuring national security.

4 – FBI politely asks Hillary for documents.

5 – She turns over the documents and deletes all those other documents she deems as not relevant.  She then wipes the server and smashes all her devices with hammers ensuring that no one will ever see those documents she deleted.

6 – Her exoneration letter is written before she is even interviewed.

7 – Her highest level associates are granted attorney-client privilege (really crazy since they were not lawyers and were totally unqualified to act as attorneys…) and interviewed at the same time.  Which is kinda a “no-no” since you wanna interview people separately to see if their stories match up…generally speaking.

8 – Hillary herself is interviewed.  She is NOT put under oath.  She is NOT put on the record.  The interview is not record.  No notes are taken.

9 – The FBI holds a press conference basically saying that she is guilty of lying and gross negligence…but she didn’t intend to break the law and well…the lies are kinda unimportant and stuff… so she’s not going to be charged.  It probably has NOTHING to do with Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton meeting on the tarmac for half an hour…but hey, weird shit happens, right?

The Trump Investigation:

First of all, it starts off with Russian Collusion and then goes into Obstruction of Justice for… for… um… for obstructing an investigation into a collusion that didn’t happen?  But um, okay, so yeah, okay, so we just keep going… to STORMY DANIELS!  Yes, an alleged, consensual affair from 12 years ago from a KNOWN philanderer.

Okay… possible crime?  Maybe campaign finance issues… which would be more on the lawyer than on Trump… but okay…

Possible motivation?  To avoid embarrassment?

Possible negative outcome?  … … … Trump won the election?…?

Doors are being busted in left and right.

Millions of documents are turned over.

People are dragged in and put under oath.

Any faulty recollection, any variance, anything at all is being called lying to the FBI and people are being charged.

People’s families are being threatened with destruction, lives are being destroyed.  Doors are being kicked in.  Attorney-client privileged is being ignored.

And you want to know why we don’t believe the FBI?  You want to know why we doubt their objectivity?  Why we use terms like “The Deep State?”  This is what the FBI was under Hubert Hoover… and if this is how they are going to operate, THEY NEED TO BE DISSOLVED AND REPLACED.  These are SS tactics.  Ask yourself, with the NSA watching all your communications and the FBI  busting in the doors to the friggin’ President… what chance do YOU have!

Long Live the Constitution!

The New Gestapo

Posted by Troy on 10th April 2018 in Current Events, Political

Hmmmm, isn’t it interesting how the very people who were calling Trump Hitler are the ones cheering the police busting into a lawyer’s office and taking papers?  This is some serious SS shit.  We are in a police state.  Think of an America where a judge will issue a warrant to go in and seize your lawyer’s notes?!  Holy shit!  Now, you can say, “But they can’t use them against you.”  Oh yah, sure.  I’m sure that they will get a disinterested third party to read through them all, sort through, and completely forget all that he read and not let people who what he read.  I’m sure that the knowledge gleaned from those notes won’t be used to hunt for additional crimes and misdemeanors.  Wink wink, nod nod, say no more.  No reason to be alarmed now.

Long Live the Constitution?

Hillary Betrays Herself

Posted by Troy on 13th March 2018 in Political

While speaking in Mumbi, India, Hillary had to defend why she lost.  Rather than say something like, “I am tragically unlikable,” which would have been at least self-aware, she instead decided to share how she viewed America.  Her comments make her “basket of deplorables” line look like pillow-talk.  Pay attention, because this is exactly how the political elite view us:

“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where [President Donald] Trump won. I win the coasts, I win you know Illinois, Minnesota, places like that.  But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.  You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights. You didn’t like women y’know, getting jobs, you don’t want, y’know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I’m gonna solve it.  So it was a symptom but it was also a cause because having someone run for president who voices those ideas, who rejects so much of the American story and our values, was also the underlying cause as well.”

Translation: “I won the parts of America that counts.  The rich part.  The educated part.  The rest of America is just backwards, racist scum.”  They didn’t hate her because she is an elitist bitch.  Nope.  They hated her because they were stupid racists.

Thank God she lost.  Thank God for Federalism!  Without Federalism, this is exactly how it would be: win the coast, screw the rest.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump’s Base

Posted by Troy on 1st March 2018 in Current Events, Political

Trump bragged about how he could shoot someone in Time’s Square and his base wouldn’t leave him.  That’s possibly true, but I will tell you this, Mr. Trump, they will leave you if you abandon the Second Amendment.  None of the laws being talked about would have prevented the mast majority of mass shootings.  These are basically infringements of Constitutional rights with no payoff.  Nothing they are suggesting would have prevented a mass shooting.  Mr. Trump, if you go against the Second Amendment, don’t bother running in 2020.  Your base will abandon you, and you will lose.  I assure you, they are way more loyal to the Second Amendment than to you.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump vs the NRA…and the Constitution

Posted by Troy on 28th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

I’ll give the guy credit, when he decides to do something, he decides to do something.  However, I now officially disagree with a lot of what he is trying to do regarding guns.

I cannot advocate for an age restriction on all guns.  I might be willing to do so for “assault weapons,” but that really won’t change anything.  How many school shooters are over twenty-one?  How many bought their guns vs used their parents?  Even if you take that off the table, couldn’t they just use other guns?  I do not like the idea of an age restriction for all guns.  I’m sorry, once you are off on your own, you should be able to buy a gun for your own protection.  This is especially important for teen girls as a gun levels the playing field against rapists and other predators.

I do like the ability for someone to be flagged due to exposure to law enforcement or if multiple people petition the court due to concerns about safety.  However, under no circumstance can the government take the guns and then apply due process.  Due process must come first in a free society.

Trump is a solution oriented guy.  Honestly, these and his other suggestions shows that he is trying to come up with solutions.  He shoots from the hip, and there is a “common sense” aspect to taking someone’s guns immediately if you think they are an immediate threat.  However, I fear the government way more than the random crazy person.

I suspect that his base is letting Trump know how they feel about this issue.  Trump realizes that his base is the one calling the shots, not him.  I am sure that he will realize the error of his ways and walk it back.

Long Live the Constitution!

Of School Shootings and Economics

Posted by Troy on 27th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

I was discussing various safety measures with a friend who is a principal.  The thought occurred to me: If the cops went into the school, it would be best to launch into door nooks and behind lockers as they made their way into position to take out the shooter.  Well, maybe they should know the layout of the school.  You know what, they should run test runs over the summer so that they are familiar with the game plan and the layout.  And then I had a realization:

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE RARE AS ____.

Sorry.  They are.  We have over 100,000 public schools in America.  We have over a hundred million weapons.  We have a handful of school shootings and most of those are targeted (ex-husband killing wife who is a teacher, kid shooting his bully, spurned lover, etc) not mass shootings like Parkland.

Let’s assume that we go with one security guard per school (which would be overkill in some schools and pathetic in others).  If we paid that security guard $30,000 a year, that would mean a cost to the taxpayers of $3,000,000 per year.

It’s rare, but let’s assume that every year 50 school kids (way overstated) are killed in these attacks.  Let’s assume that having these security guards shuts down any attempt to attack the kids (way overstated, I’m sure it’d only cut deaths 90% at best, but still).  So that means for a MERE $60,000,000 a year, we can save one child.

That’s…well, that’s pathetic.  Bear in mind that if you used $3,000,000 in food programs, medical treatment, water treatment, or a host of other areas, you could have a much greater impact.

Every choice is a cost benefit analysis.  I hate to say it, but Trump is right.  The only cost effective measure you can adopt is to allow teachers with CCWs to carry.  Anything else blows the cost benefit analysis and we are better off just accepting that these rare, tragic events are going to happen from time to time.

Let’s remember how rare these attacks are before we do anything stupid.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump’s Round Table Discussion on Gun Control

Posted by Troy on 21st February 2018 in Current Events, Political

My God… how can people claim that this guy is some sort of irrational, Nazi, bastard?  He may be the single most reasonable person I’ve ever seen.  He had people there from different points of view.  They all had the personal tragedy happen to loved ones, and they all had something to contribute.  More importantly, everyone was respectful.  Contrast that to the group of students that came off as attention whores, more interested in their own voices, casting insults, and basking in the glow of media love and their own self-importance.  One meeting was about solutions.  The other was about attention, about community organizing.  Oh, I know what you are going to say.  “How dare you!  Do you know what those kids have been through?”  Sorry, I made it through three of their speeches, and they came off as attention whores, not as those who lost beloved friends.  There are women out there that poison and even kill their children to bask in the attention of other people’s sympathy.  In this “look at me look at me look at me” generation, yeah, I totally think it was about attention.

Here are my thoughts on what was discussed:

People are talking about banning “assault rifles” or attaching an age restriction on it.  I’m not totally against it.  I would be willing to tie it to the voting age, but that is never going to fly…so let’s attach it to the drinking age.  That way there is always going to be pressure to keep it low and prevent Democrats from raising the age to 65 or something.  Just know this…it will accomplish NOTHING!  If someone wants to shoot up a school, they are just going to use a different weapon.

I love the idea about identifying people with issues and HELPING THEM!  That one chick was screaming about getting blamed for ostracizing the guy, “You didn’t know him!  We did!”  Well, crap, maybe part of the reason he was the way he was was because you mistreated him.  Kick a dog enough, and he will bite you.  When a human bites back, we somehow forget about those who did the kicking.  Bear in mind, the Columbine shooters were bullied as well.  That doesn’t excuse what they did in retaliation, but when someone is talking about taking away my rights due to the actions of another that was driven by being mistreated, I have to wonder if the best course of action isn’t to have people be nicer to one another.

I am also not against having armed guards or having select teachers have access to a gun.  It is a bizarre argument to me that you are going to say “people may lose their temper,” or anything else.  You know how many CCWs are out there?  You know how many snap and kill someone?  It doesn’t happen.  If we do go this route, the teachers in question should be CCW permit holders, should have to be able to shoot with a greater degree of proficiency, and must do four training sessions a year and re-qualify every year and have a psych evaluation.  All of this would be volunteered, and I am sure that psychiatrists would also be willing to volunteer their services on this point.

It is true that this kid did not break the law, but there must come a certain point where someones words and actions and the frequency of contact with law enforcement attaches.  At that point, law enforcement may seize that person’s weapons and place a hold on their ability to buy additional guns.  This is not the end of the story, however.  That individual MUST have the right to challenge this in court wherein they will be subject to a psychiatric evaluation.  If cleared, their weapons must be returned to them.

We should harden soft targets.  This could involve metal detectors in some schools, where appropriate.  As one person pointed out, why was the gate open to the school prior to school being let out?

Why must ANYTHING be done at the national level anyway?  I don’t understand the obsession (well, I do, actually) that the Federal government must do something.  The states can do anything they please.  The laws that are in one state may or may not be appropriate for another state.  Why can’t we just let the states handle this problem in the best way they see how?  That way, if people in Wyoming want to buy AR-15s, and the people in Maryland don’t want to be able to buy AR-15s, there’s no trouble whatsoever.

The real reason that they push for Federal gun laws is that they want to ban all guns.  Let’s be honest.  If you made it so Cruz could get a AR-15, he would have gone in with a shotgun and a couple of pistols.  The Virginia Tech shooter had pistols and killed 33 people.  Do you really think that if this had happened, the Left would have said, “Well, there’s nothing we can do.  People have the right to get shotguns and pistols.”   No!  They would go after that as well.  They would say “Well, why do you need a pump action shotgun that can shoot 3 shells?  A break action with 2 shells is plenty for duck hunting.  And there is no reason for someone to have an automatic pistol when a 5 shot revolver will do!”  Let’s be honest.  This isn’t about stopping school shooters.  This is about stopping private gun ownership.

Now, if you want to be honest and say, “For the safety of the children, we must confiscate the hundreds of millions of guns that in the hands of peaceful citizens.  Doing so will be guaranteed to trigger a civil war.  Even if a civil war does not break out, at least a million Americans will die over their right to keep in bear arms.  So tell me what the justification of a million American deaths would be, because that would be the price of the gun ban.  And the sad thing is, that the hardcore Left would be cool with it, because they are ends justify the means types.  The sad thing is, if we ever get to that point, there is no turning back.  Once the government decides they can use armed forced to shove unpopular laws down your throat and you no longer have guns of your own, welcome to an authoritarian hell.

Long Live the Constitution!

School Shooting Solutions

Posted by Troy on 15th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

This kid was on Youtube saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.  He was reported to the FBI.  Everyone that knew this kid knew that he was dangerous.  They knew that this was going to happen.  But I guess the FBI was too interested tracking down Russian collusion than following up on some kid threatening to shoot cops and school kids.

This kid was screaming out for help, and no one listened.  That’s why 17 people are dead at his hands.  Plain and simple.

You want to stop these things?  Identify people with mental issues and get them they help they need.  I am also a fan of increased CCW.  You say that schools should be a gun free zone.  Yeah, it was…until he brought a gun there.  Then it was suddenly NOT a gun free zone.  At larger schools, one or two armed guards would be a good idea as well.  Frankly, I am sure that there are plenty of retired military that would gladly volunteer their time tot he community in this service.

If you want to point to the “assault rifle,” as the issue, I hate to break this to you… a sawed off shotgun and a 1911 .45 would have had a similar body count in those packed conditions.  So either be honest and say you want to total gun ban or understand that your solution really isn’t a solution.  Let’s also be honest, there are over a million “assault rifles” in circulation.  How do you plan on getting rid of those?  Are you going to kick in people’s doors and take them?  And what if the people take offense at that and are willing to die over it?  How many law-abiding gun owners are you willing to turn into criminals and subject to fascist tactics and/or kill?  Just curious.  I want to have an honest conversation here.

Ask the people of France how their ultra-strict gun laws protected them from the AK-47s used by the Muslim extremists.

It’s like I always say: “Guns should be illegal.  That way, no one will be able to get them…just like drugs.”

Long Live the Constitution!