Excessive chest thumping may lead to weakened coattails! Let’s see what happens in West Virginia.
Congratulations to the Brits on the results of the Brexit referendum in the UK. The British people have demonstrated courage and intelligence in their choice to exit the EU. In the final analysis, it is a clear statement that Britons emphatically desire to retain their sovereignty and culture; which has served them extremely well for centuries. The disturbances in the financial markets I believe are little more than a knee-jerk reaction that will in the short term correct itself. Cameron did the honorable thing when he announced this morning that it is his intention to have a new Prime Minister in place prior to the Conservative convention in October. Beware European Union; dominoes is not just a tabletop game! Cheers to our friends!
Once again Trump has allowed his uncontrollable impulses to hastily dictate his policies (if in fact he has any). The comments Trump has made about Judge Curiel are outrageous, but more importantly, are clear evidence that he does not understand the separation of powers, so clearly expressed in our Constitution and the long established concept that the judiciary is an independent arm of our government. His view that Indiana is part of Mexico is also of concern. A party leader and potential president of the United States that obviously suffers from extreme verbal diarrhea should be alarming to the electorate (but let’s leave the uninformed electorate for another post). I am a committed member of the #NeverHillary persuasion and could not possibly ever vote for her. But that too should be left for another post. I have voted in every election in my adult life, but now find myself in a state of hopeless frustration. Help!!!
It may be that gender identity is worthy of a serious public debate, but I question whether the issue should rise to the level of becoming a primary agenda item in the presidential campaign. Our country has significantly more pressing problems that must be resolved. The discussion of gender identity directly touches perhaps one third to one half of one percent of the nation’s population, but a vocal group of mostly liberal activists and the media cannot comprehend that the vast majority of Americans can become victims of discrimination. Should the North Carolina law governing this subject be overturned by illegal pressure from the administration and other like minded individuals, once again our national culture will be irreversibly distorted. Enough said on this subject.
What is essential prior to the Fall election is a brightly colored plastic clothes pin to wear over one’s nose when entering the voting booth. We are accepting applications for the few available franchises now. Since ‘none of the above’ will not be on the ballot, the ‘hold your nose’ statement will be the next best expression of how the vast majority of voters feel!
By popular demand, Lawoftheland blog will return to its much requested incisive and informative postings. To our many loyal readers; stayed tuned.
In as much as Donald Trump has never held an elected office, and clearly knows very little about how government operates, shouldn’t Trump know that he should begin his political career as an ‘Apprentice’, before running for the highest political office in the country?
One of the most memorable inflictions of Obama’s ‘legacy’ will be the aiding and abetting of political correctness!
I believe that the U.S. Constitution is a brilliant document. It has guided us through good times as well as difficult times, and has enabled America to become the greatest nation in the world. However, I am not a ‘strict constructionist’. I prefer to think that this document should be interpreted by its original intent. The constitution was penned over 200 years ago. It is not conceivable that the founders of this country could have imagined the technical advancements made and the global circumstances that exist today. I hear people presenting the argument that the First Amendment and other articles of the constitution prohibit much of what our intelligence community has determined is necessary to preserve the security of our country. It seems to me that our elected officials in Washington could unite long enough to pass legislation that would enable the various intelligence organizations and our law enforcement agencies, including the military, to temporarily suspend that which the strict constructionist would vehemently resist. Yes, yes, I understand that congress does not have the authority to amend the constitution. But a temporary suspension of a small portion of our founding document, under the present circumstances, would afford all of us a significantly greater level of security. We can later decide whether the constitution should be amended as prescribed by the procedure that is an important part of the very same document discussed here.
In the past two weeks there have been bombings attributed to ISIS in Beirut, Baghdad and other locations around the world, all with significant loss of lives. Also, a Russian airliner has been downed by what is widely proven to be the work of and boasted by ISIS. All 224 passengers and crew members lost their lives in that evil event. Just hours prior to the horrific tragedy in Paris, where 129 innocent people were slaughtered and 350 were injured, also proven to be the work of ISIS, President Obama pronounced that ISIS has been “CONTAINED”. REALLY? Also, one day after the Paris tragedy, it was announced by the White House that five additional detainees in Guantanamo were being released to the United Arab Emirates. No, it is not just a matter of timing; although the comments on containment and the release of five of the often quoted ‘worst of the worst’ terrorists were being released, were incredibly ill-timed. Further, this morning, at a news conference from Turkey, I heard President Obama proudly proclaim that the administration’s policy on ISIS and terrorism, which he claimed is working, will NOT change. What should change is, not only his policies, but our country and the world should permanently abandon the disastrous and unbelievably harmful practice of ‘politically correct’ behavior. Starting with this: It is time we called the administration what it truly is; a terrible combination of incompetence, ignorance and arrogance! BHO appears to be completely unable to disengage himself from his cultural heritage, and to comprehend and recognize the dangers that radical Islamic terrorists present. Yes, Mr. President, it is RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM. Additionally, and more dangerous, is BHO’s UNWILLINGNESS to act in this country’s defense. Makes a person wonder about his allegiance. It seems to me inconceivable that any thinking person in this country would support a four year continuation of the same failed policies, which is precisely what Hillary Clinton, by her own admission, would do. WAKE UP AMERICA.