Friday, October 02, 2015

Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

Such databases have never before existed. Obama is presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in US history. He is creating a diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society.

The first black president, quite brilliantly, has built a quasi-reparations infrastructure perpetually fed by racial data that will outlast his administration.


...there are three basic propositions of Health Freedom legislation:

1. Health Care is so incredibly expensive in America because of government intervention into the medical marketplace.

2. Health care costs can only be radically reduced by an equally radical reduction of government regulations and subsidies.

3. Just as health care costs will be radically reduced, both the availability and the quality of health care will be radically increased by such a reduction of government intervention.

Given this, here are:

Ten Specific Legislative Means By Which Health Freedom Can Be Achieved:

Thursday, October 01, 2015


[Early Monday evening, 9/28, Ted Cruz gave one the greatest and most courageous speeches in the history of the US Senate. Below is the full video, followed by the full text. Watch and read it carefully, and you may well agree that Ted Cruz now stands head and shoulders above any of his rivals for the presidency. –Dr. Jack Wheeler]
"Now, how is it you might wonder that a preemptive surrender is put in place?"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two good arguments against the "Fair Tax" (which is a consumption tax)

The two links below also contain information about the FLAT TAX and our current PROGRESSIVE tax system...you should bone up before the 2016 presidential elections take place!

I can understand why the fair tax is very appealing to many limited government activists. It has various benefits similar to the flat tax, such as overhauling the current tax code and eliminating all forms of double taxation. The fair tax, however, could be dangerous. If we don’t repeal the 16th Amendment first, we could end up with both an income tax and a national sales tax. The politicians in Washington would love to have both sources of money. Several European governments have added a national sales tax on top of their federal income tax. The same trick could happen in America if we aren’t careful.

Fair tax advocates claim that it would get rid of the IRS but it would likely be replaced with another agency by a different name. The proposal promises that most individuals will get a monthly prebate paid in advance. The amount of the prebate is determined by the Department of Health & Human Services' poverty level guidelines. Who would administer this? Unlike the flat tax, the fair tax as a replacement for the income tax has never been implemented in any country. We have no real world examples of what a fair tax would look like in action. Perhaps the fair tax isn’t as politically feasible as the flat tax. It’s important to remember that repealing a constitutional amendment requires the approval of 290 House members, 67 Senators and a majority of the legislatures in three-fourths of the states.

People don’t like a Fair Tax because it has never been tried in any other country in the world causing some to fear that it is too experimental (a transitional hybrid system combining income and Fair Tax has been floated). The Fair Tax is also considered by some to be regressive since necessities are still subject to tax. Additionally, since the burden for collection shifts from the federal government to individual businesses, some of which are not currently collecting taxes (those which sell exempt goods, businesses in states where there are no sales taxes and businesses currently not subject to taxes on providing services), there’s a concern about the added burden that would place on those businesses, specifically small businesses. And while the tax purports to do away with those who make money off of the current tax system, the Fair Tax does provide a fee for acting as a collection agent which adds another layer of complexity.

Why Mark Thiessen and other FOX pundits are wrong on Syria

By Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ
Yesterday a new detente ensured between GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, and FOX. Or did it?
Clearly, detente is better than war for both parties, however lopsided coverage of Trump continues, particularly on Kelly File and one of the main Trump hounds is Mark Thiessen.
On Monday, October 29th, Trump has announced his economic and tax policy plan. This plan provides financial relief for many, including lower tax burden for most of the poor and the middle class, reduction of the maximum tax to 25% from 39%, abolishment of the death tax, which bankrupted families of farmers and small business owners, and serious proposals to repatriate trillions of dollars which corporations keep abroad. The plan also will cut federal spending by estimated 20% and most importantly it would rescind and renegotiate disastrous free trade agreements which are bankrupting this nation and robbed Americans of some 30 million jobs.
Megyn Kelly chose not to mention any of these most important points. She chose to zero in on Trump’s proposal to allow Russia help Syrian government in destroying ISIS.
Trump’s position is that US, Europe and the rest of the world will benefit from US allowing Russia spend it’s money and use it’s soldiers in fighting ISIS in Syria. Kelly brought the main Trump hound dog, Mark Thiessen to attack Trump.
Thiessen stated that this is a terrible idea because Russia will never get out from Syria. Second of all, he stated that Syria is connected to Iran and allowing Russia to intervene will aid Iran. He claimed that Trump simply does not understand foreign policy.
First, I hope that Trump will be a bigger person and will appear on Kelly file and respond to constant attacks by Thiessen or at the very minimum, if Trump does not want to be interviewed by Megyn Kelly, he can at least keep the door open during this time slot by giving interviews to Kelly’s replacements, such as Martha McCallum or Shannon Bream, who host Kelly file in her absence. At the moment, explaining the policies to American viewers is the most important thing and supersedes the tag of war with FOX. Winning the nomination and presidency is more important than winning the war with FOX.
Now, let’s go to the substance of the discussion.
1. Thiessen is wrong in his assumption that if Russia goes in, it will never leave Syria. We’ve seen multiple examples of Russia leaving specific countries. After all, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 countries and Russia left 14. Additionally Russia left Afghanistan.
2. Occupation of Syria by Russia will not be easy. Muslim population in the Middle East dislikes westerners, dislikes Christians. For them Americans, British or Russians are all invaders and Chrusaders, so for Russia, war in Syria will not be a walk in the park.
3. Russia’s bet in Syria, Bashir al Assad is a member of the Alawite minority and it is always tough to keep a regime of a minority.
4. Assad’s father, Hafez al Assad ruled Syria for some 40 years and people in Syria are fed up with Assad family.
5. Syria might end up being a second Afghanistan for Russia. Russia believed that Afghanistan will be a Blitzkrieg, a fast and decisive action. At the end, it was a protractive war, which cost Russia trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, undermined economy and was one of the major contributing factors in the fall of the Warsaw block and the Soviet Union.
6. Aside from Syria, a number of other countries represent hunting grounds for extremists sponsored by Iran. We have seen an upheaval in Yemen and descendence of Yemen into the civil war. Following Thiessen’s logic, if we have to send US troops to every region, where there are forces sponsored by Iran, we would have to send our boys to lose lives and limbs in Yemeni civil war as well. What about Tunisia? Libya? Where does it end? After 14 years of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with estimated 4,000 Americans killed,some 40,000 wounded or disabled, 1-2 trillion spent, this nation does not have the stomach to descend in yet another war in the Middle East. So, doesn’t it make more sense for Russia to spend trillions of dollars and send their troops to fight ISIS versus US doing this?
7. Even if we wanted to go into war in Syria, we are not ready militarily or financially. The next president will have to clean up the results of disastrous economic policies of Obama, who incurred more debt than 43 president in some 230 years before him. Trump will have to rebuild the US military, pass balanced budget amendment, pay of the debt, create jobs for 94 million, who are not in work force.
When you are flying, the stewardess will tell you: put your own oxygen mask first, then help others. US needs economic oxygen, needs to heal it’s economy before helping Syria and entering in yet another conflict.
I hope Trump goes on Kelly File with either Kelly or one of her replacements to explain all of the above points to the voters.
Why Mark Thiessen and other FOX pundits are wrong on Syria

The Car That Killed Glamour - Tesla and the end of the automobile as an object of desire

Just as the smartphone has become a centralized, standardized window onto the world, so soon the automobile might soon do the same. There, fantasy and ideals—even foolish ones wrought by the lure of advertising—become invalid rather than just misguided. Why bother cultivating an identity defined in part around an automobile when the automobile is poised to become a mere appliance, a commodity for conveyance? Better to redirect that energy toward your new Apple Car app or your Uber X flexworker microbusiness or your favorite data-harvestable, Google-operated pastime. Silicon Valley’s dispatch of automotive aspiration doesn’t end aspiration, it just redirects it—back toward Silicon Valley.
It’s no wonder we lust after Italian automotive design...

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of insecure email server wrecked State Department’s post-9/11 security

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official diplomatic business created many national security problems, but they may pale by comparison with the wreckage she left behind in her department’s main digital information security office.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


35 of Yogi Berra’s most memorable quotes

1. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
2. “It’s deja vu all over again.”
3. “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.”
4. “Never answer an anonymous letter.”
5. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”
6. “You can observe a lot by watching.”
7. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
8. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
9. “It gets late early out here.”
10. “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”
11. “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”
12. “Pair up in threes.”
13. “Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.”
14. “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
15. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”
16. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
17. “Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”
18. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”
19. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
20. “I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won 25 games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.”
Modal Trigger
Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra in 1955.
21. “I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”
22. “I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”
23. “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
24. “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”
25. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”
26. “I never said most of the things I said.”
27. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”
28. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”
29. “I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I’d never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field.”
30. “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”
31. “Take it with a grin of salt.”
32. (On the 1973 Mets) “We were overwhelming underdogs.”
33. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”
34. “You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”
35. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



BOMBSHELL: Author Gets Truth About Obama & Islam Straight From Rev. Wright… WE KNEW IT!



And here's about a couple of hundred more:

1-Well sourced article by Daniel Pipes, a Academic on the Middle East who received his PhD from Harvard. Obama's Muslim Childhood http://www.danielpipes.org/11952/obama-muslim-childhood

2-Why would Obama do this?? Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam by Raymond Ibrahim http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/2614/obama-administration-bans-knowledge-of-islam

3-Can you explain why Lois Lerner approved Malik Obama's 501c3 IRS application given Malik's ties to terrorism? https://twitter.com/kvangs/status/645747078614749184

4-Wouldn't Barack Obama know about his Half-Brother Malik's ties to the Regime in The Sudan? http://www.barackhobamafoundation.org/project_photos_8.html

5-Can you tell me why Barack Obama maintains ties with his family that fund Muslims to attend Wahhabist University in Saudi Arabia? The Obamas’ Wahhabist Fundraising Empire https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.171490943027849.1073741827.120138414829769

6-Why would Obama invite Nafie Ali Nafie, adviser to wanted war criminal, Omar al Bashir to the White House? http://theatln.tc/1zgByx6

9-Malik Obama is the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Dawa Organization... http://www.globalmbwatch.com/islamic-dawa-organization-sudan/ 

10-Hassan al-Turabi is a collegue of Osama bin Laden & The Blind Sheikh http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?mot467

11-Sudanese President Al-Bashir Vows to Liberate South Sudan from "The Poisonous Vermin" http://youtu.be/yJBf1IUSNhY

12-Why would Barack Obama invite Hani Nour Eldin, a documented terrorist, to the White House?? http://bit.ly/1Iv6n39

14-High Ranking DOJ Official Refuses to Affirm 1st Amendment Rights https://youtu.be/0wwv9l6W8yc

15-DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy lawhttp://dailycaller.com/2012/07/27/doj-official-refuses-to-denounce-demands-for-saudi-style-blasphemy-law/

17-Why would he say this?? Obama: 'The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam' http://youtu.be/oAwMpL7POyo

18-Why does Obama care about Muslim feelings in Pakistan?? The Anti-Anti-Islam Film TV Ad By US in Pakistan http://youtu.be/XtNu6E7c4vA

19-Why is Obama trying to suppress Freedom of Speech?? Obama vs. the First Amendment By Andrew C McCarthy http://www.nationalreview.com/article/321039/obama-vs-first-amendment-andrew-c-mccarthy

20-Why was Obama State Dept even engaging with OIC on the issue of suppressing Criticism of Islam? http://bit.ly/1vLC2ts

21-Why would Director of National Intelligence James Clapper say the Muslim Brotherhood is "Secular"?? Here is the Muslim Brotherhood Slogan: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” https://youtu.be/POwd44zH9GA

22-CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorist Financing Scheme, Why hasn't DOJ prosecuted them??

23-Why does Obama appoint CAIR members to positions in his Administration??http://bit.ly/1WcjQEv

24-CAIR is an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood Document from Holy Land Trial Evidence http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf

25-Why does Obama Admin have so many Muslims with ties to Muslim Brotherhood Groups?? http://pjmedia.com/blog/revealed-weiners-in-laws-secret-muslim-brotherhood-connections/

26-Why would a Representative of the Obama Admin say the Muslim Brotherhood is "Secular"?? https://youtu.be/POwd44zH9GA

27- Why would Obama tell Charles Bolden of NASA to Reach Out to Muslim World??https://youtu.be/jVDCLCj5560

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
~Thomas Brackett Reed

Monday, September 21, 2015


This is a message to Republican primary voters who are considering voting for someone other than Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. This post is not directed at the alt-right, but at GOP primary voters.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What Dr. Ben Carson REALLY said about vaccines and your children...

In the hours and days following Wednesday’s debate, the whole (vaccine propaganda) world has gone into a media-frenzied overdrive trying to cover up or erase what Dr. Carson said or discredit his medical credentials and reputation. Seems a bit harsh, doesn’t it? A quick read of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) response the following day gives us a hint at how serious a snafu Dr. Carson created.

Friday, September 18, 2015

IN HIS OWN WORDS: 20 Quotes by Barack Obama on Islam

The media exploded yesterday in "outrage" at Donald Trump's failure to correct a town hall questioner who accused Barack Obama of being a Muslim.

It's worth highlighting the hypocrisy of the media. After all, it was Hillary Clinton -- during the 2008 Democrat primary campaign -- who first raised suspicions that Obama was likely a crypto-Muslim.

Oh, and it wasn't not Donald Trump who uttered the following public statements regarding Islam. It was Barack Obama:


During his sermon, Pope Francis announced to Christians around the world that God had called upon him, instructing him “to revise the most sacred of texts, the Ten Commandments.” Given to the Israelites by God himself at Mount Sinai, the Commandments include instructions for worship and list several prohibited practices.

[lgstarr believes this is evil at work here]

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I never ask YOU what you think!

So, I will do that now:

Who do YOU think "won" this GOP presidential debate tonight on CNN???

Monday, September 14, 2015

MYSTERY: 5 Month Gap in Clinton Emails

“Judicial Watch’s discovery of the Clinton email ‘gap’ may take a place in history next to the discovery of the Nixon tapes,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have taken their cover-up of the email scandal too far. I suspect that federal courts will want more information, under oath, about the issues raised in these incredible documents.”

Judicial Watch has 20 federal lawsuits against the State Department in which the Clinton email issue is implicated. Judicial Watch seeks discovery and additional requests for court relief are planned.

Ripened Fruit

"...the prime social-engineering technology developed by the Frankfurt School, right on the campus of Columbia University in Marxist-leaning New York City -- CRITICAL THEORY -- is diabolical "genius."


"Androgyny" is basically the social-engineering technology of turning men into women, and women into men.

Remember, the goal of the Marxist is to destroy the capitalist society and free-enterprise. The Middle Class is the engine of the capitalist society and the Family Unit is the basic building block of the Middle Class. Thus, if the Family Unit can be destroyed, this will undermine the Middle Class. The capitalist society would thus fall into the Marxist's laps "like ripened fruit," as one of the Frankfurt School leaders, Max Horkheimer, actually put it in writing. So, "androgyny" is the technology of essentially confusing the youth about sexuality and family values.


Either you get it or you don't . . .
or you'll confront it or you won't.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gay Marriage: Communism’s Trojan Horse to Secure Final 'Takedown' of Traditional Marriage

Efforts by the far left to take down traditional family and marriage have been long at work. Extreme-left radicals have made their arguments and tried different tactics, starting with Marx and Engels and 1800s socialist utopians like Robert Owen and Charles Fourier, and on through cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School such as Wilhelm Reich and Herbert Marcuse, followed by the likes of Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, and assorted 1960s radicals from Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to Mark Rudd and Tom Hayden. What were once fringe concepts by dangerous extremists on the far margins of society have become mainstream.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Thursday, September 10, 2015


"Yes, I believe that we are living in the last days just before the return of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible.

So what do you think?"

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Wait—We’re Supposed To Accept Muslim Refugees Now?! - UPDATE

O'Reilly: “Do you object to migrants coming to the USA?”

Trump: “I hate the concept of it but on a humanitarian basis you have to."


Trump reverses himself on Syrian refugee question, says we have too many problems of our own!

An Open Letter To Jonah Goldberg – RE: The GOP and Donald Trump


Here’s a list of those modern conservative “small(er) government” principles:

• Did the GOP secure the border with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Did the GOP balance the budget with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Who gave us the TSA? The GOP
• Who gave us the Patriot Act? The GOP
• Who expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage? The GOP
• Who created the precursor of “Common Core” in “Race To the Top”? The GOP
• Who played the race card in Mississippi to re-elect Thad Cochran? The GOP
• Who paid Democrats to vote in the Mississippi primary? The GOP
• Who refused to support Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia? The GOP
• Who supported Charlie Crist? The GOP
• Who supported Arlen Spector? The GOP
• Who supported Bob Bennett? The GOP
• Who worked against Marco Rubio? The GOP
• Who worked against Rand Paul? The GOP
• Who worked against Ted Cruz? The GOP
• Who worked against Mike Lee? The GOP
• Who worked against Jim DeMint? The GOP
• Who worked against Ronald Reagan? The GOP
• Who said “I think we are going to crush [the Tea Party] everywhere.”? The GOP (McConnell)
And, you wonder why we’re frustrated, desperate for a person who can actually articulate some kind of push-back? Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are what the GOP give us? SERIOUSLY?

Conservatives seriously better read this!!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Taking the fall...

Friday, September 04, 2015

Guess who asked the right question?

Mike Huckabee:
Kim is asking the perfect question: 'Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?' That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school. The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law. They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same sex marriage, Kim does not have the constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.

EPA's Toxic Spill Shows It's Still The Worst Regulatory Agency In History (But Perhaps I Understate)

A scientist who worked at this agency for 15 years explains:


Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Grey Muzzle Organization

Help get a Senior dog off that hard, cold, shelter floor! They are abandoned and afraid and lonely, and this helps a lot.
The Grey Muzzle Organization maintains a fund to provide orthopedic beds and cots to old dogs who are living in shelters.

Friday, August 28, 2015

On the 10th anniversary of Katrina, never forget this

Greens Vs. Levees by JOHN BERLAU, September 8, 2005:
The national Sierra Club was one of several environmental groups who sued the Army Corps of Engineers to stop a 1996 plan to raise and fortify Mississippi River levees. The Army Corps was planning to upgrade 303 miles of levees along the river in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. This was needed, a Corps spokesman told the Baton Rouge, La., newspaper The Advocate, because “a failure could wreak catastrophic consequences on Louisiana and Mississippi which the states would be decades in overcoming, if they overcame them at all.”

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Many people believe that Social Security is an “earned right.” That is, they think that because they have paid Social Security taxes, they are entitled to receive Social Security benefits. The government encourages that belief by referring to Social Security taxes as “contributions,” as in the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. However, in the 1960 case of Fleming v. Nestor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and that those benefits can be cut or even eliminated at any time.
And then there's this:
Helvering v. Davis (1937), the Court had ruled that Social Security was not a contributory insurance program, saying, “The proceeds of both the employee and employer taxes are to be paid into the Treasury like any other internal revenue generally, and are not earmarked in any way.”
Is There A Right To Social Security?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Saturday, August 22, 2015

TRUMP: Some things you think you know are wrong...and some things that you don't know are very right!

An interesting post on Facebook written by John Brown; he has an advertising company in New York.

Just some information, not a slam or wishful thinking. When I first heard Donald Trump was entering the presidential race, like almost everyone, I laughed, called him a media clown, and predicted he'd go away way before today.

Today, however, despite his ridiculous hair, his flamboyant style and billions of dollars, I have taken a second look. Despite what I have to say, I'm not saying I will vote for him. Too early, Too much can happen in the next 14 months. Yet, here's what I'm considering and maybe you should, too. If just reading something offends you, maybe you shouldn't be voting in the first place.

I know I'm inviting flames. Don't think your jumping in with some vitriol is some original idea that will make you look intelligent.

Trump...Hopefully, at least, he’s waking some of the RINOs up. The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him or have had business dealings with him. After all the employees he’s had and all the business deals he’s made there is a void of criticism. 

In fact, long term employees call him a strong and merciful leader and say he is far more righteous and of high integrity than people may think and while it may surprise many, he’s actually humble when it comes to his generosity and kindness.

 A good example is a story that tells of his limo breaking down on a deserted highway outside of New York City. A middle-aged couple stopped to help him and as a thank you he paid off their mortgage, but he didn’t brag about that. Generous and good people rarely talk of charity they bestow on others. But as much as all this is interesting, the real thing that people want to know is what Donald Trump’s plan is for America. It’s funny how so many people say they don’t know what it is, or they act like Trump is hiding it. The information is readily available if people would just do a little homework. But, since most Americans won't do their own research, here, in no particular order, is an overview of many of Trumps positions and plans:

1.) Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is going to risk the lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going to war, then the nations we help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq War as an example, he cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers (over $1.5 trillion, and possibly much more depending on what sources are used to determine the cost) in addition to the cost in human life. He suggests that Iraq should have been required to give us enough of their oil to pay for the expenses we incurred. He includes in those expenses the medical costs for our military and $5 million for each family that lost a loved one in the war and $2 million for each family of soldiers who received severe injuries.

2.) Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military again. He believes the single most important function of the federal government is national defense. He has said he wants to find the General Patton or General MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the strength it needs to be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of, Trump’s attitude about America and about winning tells me he’d most likely be quick to eliminate rules of engagement that handicap our military in battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure that would apply to our national defense and security, too.

3.) Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 7 core principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):
· American interests come first. Always. No apologies.\ Maximum firepower and military preparedness.
· Only go to war to win.
· Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.
· Keep the technological sword razor sharp.
· See the unseen. Prepare for threats before they materialize.
· Respect and support our present and past warriors.

4.) Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as military combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats them.

5.) Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must tax their imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause American companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to America and create jobs here. Although he sees China as the biggest offender, he believes that America should protect itself from all foreign efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example, Ford is building a plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which would cause companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican operations and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs here. 

6.) Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the cartel. He also wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically (sound like Sarah Palin’s drill baby, drill?) thereby increasing domestic production creating jobs and driving domestic costs of oil and gas down while reducing dependence on foreign oil.

7.) Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and prosperity in America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from entering and put controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall, which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I wouldn’t put it past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and provide no path to citizenship for illegals.

8.) Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it better for average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here and foreign businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our nation would do wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place to do business. He also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on capital gains and dividends. This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the economy and help rebuild the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax system. He also wants to charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20% tax, but for those willing to move jobs back to America they would not be taxed. And for citizens he has a tax plan that would allow Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark economic growth. He wants to change the personal income tax to:
· Up to $30,000 taxed at 1%
· From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%
· From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%
· $1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%

9.) Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing, health care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged, or fixed.” He believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in tort reform to get rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.

10.) Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America spends far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if we don’t stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will be impossible to save this country.

11.) Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm those on Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the citizens have faithfully paid in to the system to have these services available and that the American government has an obligation to fulfill its end of the bargain and provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build the economy up so that we have the revenue to pay those costs without cutting the benefits to the recipients. He disagrees with Democrats who think raising taxes is the answer and says that when you do that you stifle the economy. On the other hand, when you lower taxes and create an environment to help businesses they will grow, hire more workers, and those new workers will be paying taxes that become more tax revenue for the government.

12.) Trump also wants reform of the welfare state saying that America needs “a safety net, not a hammock.” He believes in a welfare to work program that would help reduce the welfare roles and encourage people to get back to work. And he wants a crackdown on entitlement fraud.

13.) Trump believes climate change is a hoax.

14.) Trump opposes Common Core.

15.) Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

16.) Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.

17.) Trump’s view on same-sex marriage is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but he also believes that this is a states rights issue, not a federal issue.

18.) Trump supports the death penalty. Trump believes that there is a lack of common sense, innovative thinking in Washington (Hmmm… looks like he believes in horse sense!). He says it’s about seeing the unseen and that’s the kind of thinking we need to turn this country around. He tells a personal story to illustrate the point: “When I opened Trump National Golf Club at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles, I was immediately told that I would need to build a new and costly ballroom. The current ballroom was gorgeous, but it only sat 200 people and we were losing business because people needed a larger space for their events. Building a new ballroom would take years to get approval and permits (since it’s on the Pacific Ocean), and cost about $5 million. I took one look at the ballroom and saw immediately what needed to be done. The problem wasn’t the size of the room, it was the size of the chairs. They were huge, heavy, and unwieldy. We didn’t need a bigger ballroom, we needed smaller chairs! So I had them replaced with high-end, smaller chairs. I then had our people sell the old chairs and got more money for them than the cost of the new chairs. In the end, the ballroom went from seating 200 people to seating 320 people. Our visitors got the space they desired, and I spared everyone the hassle of years of construction and $5 million of expense. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a little common sense. “On top of his saving years of construction and $5 million in expenses, he also was able to keep the ballroom open for business during the time it would have been under remodeling, which allowed him to continue to make money on the space instead of losing that revenue during construction time.

Donald Trump’s entire life has been made up of success and winning. He’s been accused of bankruptcies, but that’s not true. He’s never filed personal bankruptcy. He’s bought companies and legally used bankruptcy laws to restructure their debt, just as businesses do all the time. But he’s never been bankrupt personally. He’s a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying, “I love America. And when you love something, you protect it passionately – fiercely, even.” We never hear that from Democrats or even from most Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude to stand up and say them. Looking over this list of what he wants for America I see a very necessary set of goals that are long past due. Before we criticize someone because the media does, maybe we should seriously consider what he has to offer.


What Did the 14th Amendment Congress Think about “Birthright Citizenship”?

Now, in fairness, other respected commentators take a contrary position, including the conservative attorney James Ho. But a considerable body of scholarship supports the view that the Citizenship Clause does not compel birthright citizenship, and that the current practice could be corrected by legislation, pursuant to Congress’ power under Section 5 of the 14th Amendment and Article I, Section 8, Clause 4. Contrary to the assertions of some (including the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist), amending the 14th Amendment is not required. In fact, such legislation has been introduced in the past—for example, S.1351 (1993), H.R.1567 (2003), H.R.140 (2015)—and supported by Republicans and Democrats. That includes former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who stated in 1993 that “no sane country” would grant citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants solely because they were born on American soil. In Oforji, Judge Posner stated that “I hope [H.R.1567] passes.”

The U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled in favor of birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The oft-cited United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898) involved the offspring of a Chinese couple present in the United States legally. And the frequently cited language from Plyler v. Doe (1982)—a 5 to 4 decision written by the activist Justice William Brennan, hardly a strong authority—is dicta contained in a footnote! Automatic birthright citizenship for tourists and illegal immigrants is an anomaly; the United States and Canada are the only developed countries in the world to recognize it. No European country does. American voters overwhelmingly oppose birthright citizenship, by almost 2 to 1 according to a recent Rasmussen poll. Regardless whether one supports Donald Trump for President, he has raised an important issue and provoked a long overdue discussion of the subject of birthright citizenship. For that, he deserves credit.


I would add something that you won't see in the lists below since it is more recent and that is Rush Limbaugh's series for children (many adults reading to children have been amazed at the things they weren't taught in school):

Rush Revere and 3 Book Series Set:Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims;Rush Revere; and the First Patriots;Rush Revere and the American Revolution

A few months ago, a professor e-mailed with a simple question: What are the great conservative novels? He was preparing a course on the history of American conservatism and wanted to include some fiction on his syllabus. I proposed a few titles, but his question lingered in my mind. So I asked readers of National Review Online for their suggestions. I also canvassed several ex­perts on American literature. Hundreds of ideas poured in. Here is the result: a list of ten great conservative novels, all written by Americans since the founding of the conservative movement in the 1950s. Lists such as this are always (and ideally) debatable. Yet these choices represent something of a rough consensus. Feel free to add them to your own reading syllabus. – JOHN J. MILLER
Ten Great Conservative Novels

D'SOUZA (1/18/13):
Here is my list of the most important works produced in the last half century or so that every conservative should read. The list includes books written by conservatives as well as book that discuss themes that are important to conservatism. Some writers who would not call themselves conservatives, including Margaret Mead and George Orwell, are on the list.

I should caution that this is not a comprehensive catalog; it is necessarily biased toward books that I have found persuasive and profound. Finally, I have kept the list brief, because life is short.

Happy reading. - DINESH D'SOUZA
27 Books Every Conservative Should Read

At any book store in the country, you can find hundreds of titles from right-leaning authors — and they are selling like hotcakes.

Over the past few years, the Tea Party groundswell and the presidency of Barack Obama has fueled a new and growing crop of conservative authors, as well as renewed interest in the canon of nonfiction works that have shaped conservative thought in American culture and politics.

The following is a list of 13 books that are staples to any Republican bookshelf. While the list by no means comprehensive, its a good starter guide for any young conservative looking to get his or her feet wet in the movement. - GRACE WYLER and PAUL SZOLDRA
The 13 Books That Every Young Conservative Must Read

REDSTATE (c 2006):
Obviously we here at Right Shelf think books are important. And a cursory look at the history of conservatism reveals that books have played an important role in the battle of ideas. So I thought it might be interesting to ask some of my favorite conservative writers to name five books that had an impact on their thinking. Keep in mind that the lists below are not meant to rank conservative books but rather to note books that have had an impact on the writer's thinking. I have used the Amazon link for those that are readily available.
Writers on the Their Top Five Conservative Books

Thursday, August 20, 2015

How the RNC has changed it's rules to ensure that Jeb Bush is the GOP 2016 candidate for president

Know the plan, see the plan. Know the players and see through the game:
"Many people who have not followed the construct of the RNC/GOP plan as it originated (November/December 2013 – through the construction in May/June 2014 and end result in April ’15) are fundamentally misunderstanding the origin of the GOPe Roadmap to elect Jeb Bush.

More specifically, because the entire plan leads to a fundamental paradigm shift in the way the average person understands political constructs, many people just can’t accept how manipulated the entire system is. Even some of those who now understand are still making mistakes about who the road map was designed to face as an opponent."
Note: Since the original road map exposed the scheme, some modifications have taken place. The North Carolina primary date may change to join Florida and Ohio.

8/14/15: The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

"Hopefully this outline will be the last one needed to fully understand the (Wall Street, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, K-Street) RNC/GOPe plan. And more specifically, how each of the candidates lines up within the construct for the 2016 GOP Primary...

Here’s the full details of how the entire scheme was created and rolled out; as well as details of how to defeat them. There are hundreds of MSM historical citations inside the eleven linked outlines for those who need evidence or wish to research..."
8/20/15: How All The Candidates Fit In The Overall GOPe Road Map – “The Big Picture”….

Monday, August 17, 2015

This is the REAL question.

RedState: The real email question: Did Hillary Clinton sell US secrets?


Left-Wing Antisemitism

Histories; Ideologies; Countries; Publications; Non-Jewish Antisemites; Jewish Antisemites; Left-Wing Holocaust Denial; The “Zionist-Nazi Conspiracy” Myth; Other Holocaust Falsifiers

Anti-Semitism is Rife Among America’s Far Left (REVIEW)

Antisemitism and the American Far Left, by Stephen H. Norwood (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Judeophobia and Marxism

Robert S. Wistrich is a professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he heads the Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism. He is the author, most recently, of From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel (2012).

Obama's Suicidal Timeline

Nothing has changed. Obama is who he always was.

The mask has simply been removed.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

How to defeat the GOP and Democrat Party Machines

From "Sundance" in THE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE (7/13/15):
Why I Support Donald Trump’s Campaign – And It’s Probably Not What You Think…"

Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Intellectuals have always disdained commerce." --Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey

Reason’s Nick Gillespie interviews Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey, who discusses his views on why intellectuals hate capitalism (they’re jealous, they side with rulers and aristocrats, and they really don’t understand how markets work) and why he opposes the minimum wage and Obamacare.