Tick

One may wish to see the federal bureaucracy in Washington, DC as a giant, blood-sucking tick. Adhered to the east coast, the skin of our nation, like a Sci-Fi alien, it grows and becomes more deeply entrenched, sucking ever more money and power from the rest of the country, fattening itself at the expense of its host.

The notion, so bandied about by bureaucrats, that tax cuts must be paid for is an odd one. Where does that come from, if not the static minds of the DC establishment? This will surely be a revelation to such minds, but when American workers keep more of what they earn they are actually saving money.

Would it not be something if, instead of the blood-suckers telling us how much of our money we get to keep, we were to tell them how much of our money they get to spend?

If that seems novel or indeed refreshing, then we begin to sense how off-kilter things have gotten between the citizens of America and a government established and designed to serve its citizenry — not the other way around.

If Congress passes the tax cuts currently proposed by President Trump, or some variation of same, it will be a step in the right direction. One step, mind you, but one much needed.

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Playing Politics With the Lives of Others

Wreaking economic, societal and legal havoc is nothing new for politicians. Democrats do it so cavalierly, in fact, and with the blessing of the Liberal Media Complex, that a true cynic cannot really blame them. But surely it is past time for such charlatans to stop playing politics with people’s lives.

Someone should have told that to Barack Obama when he occupied the White House and stumped for re-election. Not wanting to come off as too politically drastic, he toured the land telling friendly audiences that no less an authority than the U.S. Constitution prevented him from unilaterally granting legal status, via executive order, to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants (the so-called ‘Dreamers’) who were in this country illegally. Such policies, Mr. Obama acknowledged, are the constitutional purview of Congress.

After he secured his second term as president, however, Mr. Obama did exactly what he had earlier declared undo able — acting unilaterally so as to grant legal status, via executive order, to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who are in this country illegally. Mr. Obama’s cynical, hypocritical, and clearly unconstitutional maneuver rested on the too-clever political calculation that, first, Hillary Clinton would become the next president and never undo his executive order and, second, should Hillary loose, whichever Republican defeated her would lack the political nerve to counter his executive order with an executive order of their own.

Barack Obama was wrong — on both counts. He never imagined his successor in the Oval Office would be Donald Trump, the one politician with enough nerve to stick it back in Obama’s face, to demand some constitutional accountability apply to the unholy mess he made of America’s immigration policy.

Now, we see hundreds of thousands of ‘Dreamers,’ not to mention their family members both inside and outside of the United States, severely impacted because of Barack Obama’s cynical overreach. It is ironic and hypocritical, though not terribly surprising, that Mr. Obama, his Democrat colleagues, and their liberal media enablers will now clamor to condemn others as playing politics with people’s lives.

Talk about heartless.

 

Their Narrative and Their Scandals

Those in the liberal media have been selling their narrative for over half a century. We are, in fact, going on a third successive generation of Americans inundated with the following message:

Democrats are wise, caring, moral, trying to do the right thing, looking out for women, the poor, the underprivileged, and the working-class; promoting Democrats (i.e. liberals) as thoughtful, intelligent and essentially good. Republicans, on the other hand, are simplistic, morally compromised, looking out for the rich and powerful, dismissive of women, the underprivileged and the working-class; suggesting Republicans (i.e. conservatives) are simple-minded, cynical and essentially immoral.

Case in point: scandals. Those involving Democrats are reported by liberal media as procedural matters, as little more than Democrats being put upon, and the American people distracted, by the cynical maneuverings of Republican politicians. By contrast, Republican scandals are reported as substantive, as instances of significant wrongdoing that Democrats and the media must legitimately attempt to uncover, on behalf of the American people.

Consider the manner in which the Liberal Media Complex have downplayed Hillary Clinton’s improper, indeed felonious, mishandling of classified material; as opposed to their breathless promotion of the ongoing ‘Russian collusion’ meme, a purported scandal with no underlying crime.

America’s media culture is corrupt, entrenched and massive. And big ships turn slowly. The more Americans tire of the unreal left-wing narrative, the more they seek alternative sources of news and information — leaving a ship that may simply be incapable of righting itself.

Today’s Big Story: An Inconsequential Sequel

Today’s big story concerns Al Gore’s new global warming documentary, specifically its dismal performance at the box office.

For details … click here.

There is little interest, it seems, in yet another pompous, on-screen lecture about largely unsubstantiated climate change hysteria. And so, few are lining up to see Gore’s movie.

The longer lines are the ones to get into Trump rallies.

Today’s Big Story: Is It the End of the World … As We’ve Known It?

Today’s big story concerns ever ‘advancing’ technology.

Will the merging of digital construct with organic matter enhance the quality of our lives? Or will it make them less ours?

To read more details … click here.

This insertion of tiny computer chips inside human bodies may seem a small development, relatively uneventful. However, a child’s first steps are small ones, and hardly resemble those that will come later.

Today’s Big Story: Trump White House Houses Bible Study

Today’s big story concerns a regular prayer meeting that takes place in the White House, among several of President Trump’s cabinet secretaries.

If you think the Trump administration is in need of divine intervention …. click here … for the details.

It will be interesting to see what is accomplished by this group of such highly placed leaders, communally inspired by their faith and so openly attuned to the power of prayer.

If ObamaCare Is Still On the Block, What Is At Stake? … Everything!

Republicans on Capital Hill had an opportunity this week to honor their long-standing commitment to repeal ObamaCare — the Democrat party’s controversial health care regime that is merely a stepping stone toward socialized medicine. Republican efforts to repeal portions of ObamaCare (the so-called ‘Skinny Repeal’) failed yesterday to garner a simple majority in the Senate.

‘Dependence’ disguised as ‘sustenance’ can, over time, be the undoing of a great republic. That is why this remains the most significant matter that will come before this Congress, and why some Republicans in Congress still have not given up.

We published a column, back in December 2014, on what is at stake with ObamaCare; and it seems as relevant today as it was then. If you wish to read that column, entitled “ObamaCare is Heroin” … click here.