VOTER FRAUD? YOU BET THERE IS!

You’ve heard leftist pundits claim that Conservatives want Voter ID because they want to “disenfranchise minorities”. They say we are trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. They say there is no voter fraud, therefore, Conservatives must be racist. See how that works? Right out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook!

From an objective viewpoint, if there were voter fraud, what would be the most logical and best way to combat it? Well, it would be to make sure the voter is the person they claim to be, wouldn’t it? What is the best way to prove you are who you say you are? Maybe a photo ID. With all the leftist hand-wringing over what a hardship it is to make people get photo ID’s, I have to ask them: is it a hardship to not be able to get on a plane, or stay at a hotel, or enter a government building, or get a credit card, or buy a beer? Or the infinite number of other things that require you to present a photo ID? Since having a photo ID is an advantage to people, there is no reason to object to people having one. And, considering that states which require Voter ID have seen an increase ~ not a decrease ~ in voter registration, “disenfranchisement” is, clearly, not a problem. But, then, again, when have facts ever gotten in the way of the leftist agenda?

So, why, then, wouldn’t leftists want voters to have photo ID’s? It’s because there is voter fraud, and it’s rampant. Although both parties have committed it, the leftists have elevated it to an art form. Let’s just look at a few statistics: in 2012, a little over 206 million Americans were eligible to vote. Of that number, a little more than 146 million were registered to vote. The difference between those numbers is critically important. In the 2012 election, 64% of registered voters voted (around 94 million people). However, there were hundreds of districts which had more than 100% turnout of people eligible to vote. Yes, you read that right ~ not people registered to vote, but merely eligible. And they all voted. Such a thing would not be possible without rampant fraud.

I’ve been involved in the Election Integrity Project here in Los Angeles. We went to meet the Los Angeles Registrar, and were given a tour of the facilities. We were shown how the votes come in and how they are processed and verified. My biggest problem with the process is that the votes are counted and the election called before irregularities like erroneous numbers of eligible voters are found. The election is called before they can verify if someone voted more than once, or in more than one state. Or if the person who voted just happens to be dead.

Before the 2012 election, the Election Integrity Project found 6,080 people who duplicated their registration using the new online voter registration system. Although they notified the Registrar’s office, the double registrations weren’t cleared before the election. Of those duplicate registrations, 113 (more than half of whom were between 18 and 24) voted twice in the 2012 general election. There is no statewide voter registration database in California, so voting in more than one county is not hard. EIP also found 14,958 dead voters, and 2,389 people who voted more than once. Voter fraud has to be caught before the vote is placed in the ballot box, otherwise there is no way to know which ballot is fraudulent.

I observed the polls during the 2010 and 2012 elections. The difference I observed between the two elections was that during the 2012 election around half of the voters voted on provisional ballots. I observed two different polls in two different locations, and this held true for both polling places. During the 2010 election, I only saw a small fraction of people voting provisionally. I have to wonder what happened between 2010 and 2012 that resulted in such a change. I also observed people registering and voting at the same time. In California you have to register 15 days prior to an election. I asked if it was legal to register and vote on the same day, and was told Gov. Brown conveniently signed a bill two weeks before the 2012 election that would allow same- day registration. It doesn’t go into effect until the 2014 election, but they were observing it anyway, so that they wouldn’t “disenfranchise” any voters.

When people can register and vote the same day there is no way to verify they are eligible to vote before they vote and the election is called. This, and allowing early voting or more voting days, has resulted in unions and other groups bussing people from one district or state to another to vote more than once. One county in Florida had 158.85% voter turnout. We also know that, in California, many illegal aliens vote. They simply fill out voter registration forms, and no one stops them.

With all this going on, how can we trust our elections? Did Obama really win in 2012?? And why isn’t the GOP doing anything about it? Apparently, nearly 30
years ago, the RNC was charged with voter intimidation in New Jersey. As a result, the RNC, to avoid fighting the claim, agreed to refrain from ballot security activities. For all intents and purposes, the RNC gave the DNC a “get out of jail free” card for voter fraud, and they have been gleefully using it ever since. The RNC has challenged this ruling, and it is going to the Supreme Court, but, unless, or until it is overturned, the Republican Party can’t do anything.

We cannot accept this. We must have clean, honest elections. We need more people observing the polls and working to pass Voter ID laws. We must roll back the programs that encourage voter fraud. Our country is being stolen from us a dozen illegal votes at a time.

Here are some links to give you more information and evidence: Mississippi had more voters than eligible:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/05/this-county-had-124-more-registered- voters-than-eligible-voters-counting-dead-people-and-felons/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/06/election-integrity-watchdog-sends- notice-to-160-counties-it-says-have-more-registered-voters-than-are-actually-eligible-to-vote/

Florida has 158.85% voter turnout:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2012/11/10/breaking_massive_voter _fraud_in_st_lucie_county_florida

Colorado has more votes than voters:
http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/04/colorado-counties-have-more-voters-than- people/

Milwaukee has 17 precints with over a hundred more votes than voters: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1335380/posts

Ohio has more votes than voters:
http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2012/nov/19/online-petition/online- petition-claims-obama-got-more-votes-one-co/

Kansas has more votes than voters:
http://watchdog.org/36814/ks-six-kansas-counties-have-more-voters-than-census-voting- population/

Missouri has more votes than voters:
http://watchdog.org/25408/missouri-fifteen-missouri-counties-have-more-voters-than- census-population/

Maine has thousands of ineligible registered voters:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2012/11/10/breaking_massive_voter _fraud_in_st_lucie_county_florida
https://www.electionintegrityproject.com/2014/01/election-integrity-project-submits- 60000-voter-list-irregularities-to-la-county-registrar/
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/06/breaking-enough-invalidated-votes-to- overturn-cochran-victory/?PageSpeed=noscript

http://www.statisticbrain.com/voting-statistics/

GOP agrees not to fight voter fraud: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/gop-legally-barred-from-fighting-voter-fraud/

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/gop-legally-barred-from-fighting-vote-fraud

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WHO ARE WE ANYMORE?

Have we forgotten what it means to be American? We used to be able to describe American values. America used to have a persona, a culture, an identity. Norman Rockwell was famous for capturing that identity beautifully. Families around the Thanksgiving table, soldiers welcomed home from war, kids arguing over a game, a boy asking a girl for a date. Now we’d be mocked for even thinking that represented America. Maybe it doesn’t anymore. Is that a good thing?

From our founding, we have been a Judeo/Christian country. Our values were self- determination, personal responsibility, hard work, free markets, faith in God and country. We’re the rugged individualists, the pioneers, the cowboys. We’re the guys in the white hats. Until recently, our Olympic uniforms included actual cowboy hats. Last year, they gave our Olympic athletes berets. When have berets ever been identified as American??

Our identity is being wiped from the public square. Every sign of who we are, or what we’ve been, is vanishing. The “Freedom from Religion” cabal is going around the country threatening or filing lawsuits against any sign of religious faith. They don’t want Christmas trees or Nativity scenes in public parks. They don’t want the 9/11 iron cross displayed at the memorial. They don’t want football teams praying, or players thanking God after scoring. They don’t want Bibles in hotel rooms. This isn’t what our Constitution promises us! It guarantees our freedom OF religion. These people are against all faith, their very name states it boldly: freedom FROM religion. Daniel Webster once said “But what are lands, and seas, and skies to civilized man without society, without knowledge, without morals, without religious culture.”

Our schools aren’t teaching history, or giving our children any reason to love America. They are teaching that everything that made America great is corrupt and/or evil. Our kids are being taught we are greedy, irresponsible pigs, who are destroying the planet. In fact, we have the cleanest country in the world. The left fails to point out that the richer the country, the cleaner it is. They intimidate our children into fearing guns. Did our cops-and-robbers and cowboys-and-Indians games turn us into killers? The left is teaching our children that what many of us believe to be immoral is now moral. They are taking away our children’s free choice. Bake sales and lemonade stands are being banned. They are teaching collectivism, social justice, and moral relativism. A few weeks ago, a father in uniform was refused entry to his child’s school. They told him he couldn’t enter unless he changed clothes. He was told his uniform might offend some of the children. What??! We’re now offended by our military? The left is removing every reason for our children to feel pride and love for America.

Recently, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that American students can’t wear patriotic clothing on Cinco de Mayo. Why? Because it might incite violence. Really? Really? Wearing an American flag on your shirt in AMERICA would incite violence? Why would we protect those threatening that violence? Why is an American school celebrating a phony Mexican holiday anyway? May 5th is not the Mexican Independence Day. It doesn’t matter if most of the kids are Mexican by heritage, many of them were born in America. And those who weren’t are living here by our largesse. Most of those kids are Americans. Our immigration laws require immigrants to learn our language, our form of government, and to assimilate into our society. They are supposed to accommodate our culture, we’re not supposed to accommodate theirs. More and more, schools are rejecting the Pledge of Allegiance and not singing the National Anthem because they don’t want to “offend” someone from another country. On 9/11, at a school in Florida, students came to school with American flags on their cars and trucks. School officials removed them. Why are we allowing people to come to this country who are offended by our flag? And why would we restrict our freedoms in order not to offend someone? Immigrants used to be people who wanted to be Americans, not people who want to impose their culture on us, while benefiting from our generosity!

Rep. Maxine Waters said people against Sharia law were bigots. She actually thinks two conflicting forms of law should be tolerated. How are Sharia law and our Constitution compatible, for example on woman’s rights or religious freedom? CAIR isn’t interested in Muslims assimilating into our culture, they are interested in imposing their culture on us. And we are allowing it.

The war on the Redskins football team is another example. The left is trying to intimidate all teams with Indian names into changing them. Many schools have already bowed to threats of lawsuits and loss of federal dollars, and changed their teams’ names. I always believed that giving teams Indian names was a sign of respect and honor. I think most of us think that. Our teams were strong, proud, and fearless. I don’t understand how that is disrespectful. It is a way to honor our Indian heritage. Most Indians feel that way as well, but the left doesn’t care. They refuse to rest until they wipe all Indian symbols from our culture. After all, they have already succeeded in making the wearing of Indian headdresses a sin. The left went apoplextic when Pharrell Williams appeared on the cover of a magazine in an Indian headdress.

What was the symbol of the ideal life in “The Giver”? A family gathered around a Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols…..something the left is trying to eliminate from our culture. What is the theme of most of our favorite classic movies? Christmas, family, soldiers, love, and loyalty. Look around, they are all being wiped from our culture. No sign of our religious faith, no sign of our heritage, no sign of those who fought and died for us, no sign that we believe in anything. No sign of those who came before us. We are afraid to speak, afraid to stand for anything, afraid to say no. Who are we anymore??

Some reference links for the news stories mentioned in the article:
http://clashdaily.com/2014/09/rebel-yell-cheerleaders-united-defiance-school-ban- exciting-crowd/

http://clashdaily.com/2014/09/school-sucks-school-yanks-u-s-flag-vehicles-911/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/17/football-coach-claims-he-was-fired- for-refusing-to-tell-players-they-had-to-stop-praying-on-the-field/
http://visiontoamerica.com/18744/federal-judge-envisions-rape-license-for-right-to- rape/

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YOU SAY ISIL, I SAY ISIS

Have you ever wondered why the mainstream media use “ISIS” while the president uses “ISIL”? Last week, during an interview, a reporter said ISIS immediately after the president had said ISIL. Sometimes you hear reporters saying “ISIS or ISIL”. When the president first started using ISIL, I expected the press to follow suit, but they haven’t. What I find interesting is that no one from the press has asked the president why he keeps saying “ISIL”. Perhaps they already know that which I find obvious.

“ISIS” stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and “ISIL” stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and Levant”. I had never heard of Levant before, had you? Most of us haven’t, so, as long as the press isn’t interested in explaining the difference between ISIS and ISIL, the low-information voters won’t know the significance of the president using one over the other. The Levant is the eastern Mediterranean area that includes Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Judea, Samaria, Lebanon, and Syria. (Here is the Wikipedia page on it, if you want to learn more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_ancient_Levant.)

What the president is doing when he says ISIL is acknowledging the Islamic State’s authority over this area. It seems to me that anyone who supports Israel or the other sovereign nations in the area would never acknowledge Islam’s authority over any of their territory. And an Alinskyite such as President Obama would never give an enemy the respect of acknowledging their authority over anything. In my opinion, the president’s use of ISIL reveals his true feelings. In fact, despite the president’s words of support for Israel, his actions speak much louder. As does his use of the term ISIL.

Americans are a generous, accepting people, but our desire to make others feel welcome is at our own peril. I keep hearing some, especially the mainstream media, giving Islam the moral equivalence of Christianity. It is hard for me to say this, since I am not at all a fan of his, but Bill Maher really stated the difference as well as anyone when he pointed out to Charlie Rose that there are no Christians stoning homosexuals, and that if beheadings were happening at the Vatican, there would be more attention. Here is the YouTube link, if you want to watch it yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=TKDObUuPsRE.

People who tell you there are “moderate” Muslims are lying to you. The Qur’an is quite clear. The Qur’an doesn’t have a New Testament, where Mohammed tells his followers to love their neighbors as themselves, and then dies for their sins. The Qur’an tells its followers that infidels must convert of die. PERIOD. The Qur’an says for them to prepare the “seeds of war” to terrorize the enemy (Qur’an 8:60). Qur’an 3:32 says that Allah does not love the unbeliever. Qur’an 48:29 says believers must be severe against unbelievers. Qur’an 5:33 says the punishment for those who do not follow Islam is death, crucifixion, severing of extremities, and imprisonment. Qur’an 9:5 says idolaters should be besieged, captured, and ambushed. If they convert, forgive them.Qur’an 9:29 says to fight those who do not believe (rather than those who attack you). Qur’an 9:111 says to strive against the unbelievers, and not be unyielding. It says their abode is hell. Qur’an 8:12: “Instill terror in the hearts of the unbelievers, smite them above their necks.” Qur’an 47:4 says “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers, strike off their heads… When ye have made wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives…” Qur’an 9:123 says “Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.” Qur’an 2:191 says “Kill them wherever you find them and drive them out from wherever they drove you out.” Qur’an 2:193 says “Fight them on until there is no more tumult and religion becomes that of Allah.” Qur’an 8:17 says “It is not ye who slew them; it is God; when thou threwest a handful of dust, it was not thy act, but God’s.”

When people try to tell me that not all Muslims believe in terrorism or beheadings, I ask them to point out the ones who don’t. There may be Muslims who are repulsed by the terrorism, but, in my opinion, they are willing to step aside and allow others to do it… Because they view it is a “necessary evil”. Their Qur’an tells them so.

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JERRY BROWN, ENEMY OF THE STATE

Jerry Brown betrays his oath of office, the rule of law, his state, and the country, and, yet, he will, no doubt, be re-elected. It is hard for me to accept this. This week, with the President of Mexico smiling by his side, Brown declared that all illegal immigrants were welcome in California. He has made it clear that California will not be enforcing any immigration laws. I don’t believe even the illegal immigrants living in California want a never-ending flow of illegal immigrants competing for their jobs. Brown’s position is against the will of the people and the best interests of the state. In the past, this would have been reason enough for a candidate to lose an election.

What the Governor should have done is tell President Nieto he wasn’t welcome in California until he released Sgt. Tahmeeressi who is being unjustly held in a Mexican prison. Instead he was warmly welcomed.

Governor Brown has, for all intents and purposes, given California to Mexico. He has almost single-handedly destroyed this beautiful state. During his first governorship, he approved the unionization of public employees. That resulted in turning California from a red state into a blue state. Now, during his second governorship, he has turned California from a white majority to a white minority. Illegal immigration already costs California $25 billion a year. Illegal immigrants pay only about $2 billion in taxes, they take jobs away from Americans, drive down wages, strain our resources, and fill our prisons. Please don’t tell me that the benefits of illegal immigration outweigh the costs! And certainly don’t try to tell me the border “has never been more secure”! What an absurd thing to say, when THOUSANDS are flooding across it every week. You can talk to me about the border being secure when that flood has been reduced to ZERO.

There is no way this ends well. California already has the highest taxes in the country and it is about to impose even more, through the implementation of AB32, otherwise known as Cap and Trade. We already pay one third of all the welfare in the country. How dare Governor Brown impose this burden on us?? People and businesses are leaving California in droves. Any increases in population California experiences are due to illegal immigration. A recent study showed that all new jobs are going to immigrants, both legal and illegal. The California logging industry has been shut down to save the spotted owl. Ironically, this caused the spotted owl to migrate elsewhere, because it can’t fly through overgrown forests. Water to the farms in San Joaquin Valley, which used to be the bread-basket of America, was shut off to save a bait fish not even indigenous to the area. The drought in California is entirely man-made ~ yet Governor Brown wants to keep depleting our resources more and more.

We have always been a country that respected the rule of law over the rule of man. We now have far too many elected officials who don’t respect the rule of law at all, who think it’s all right to ignore laws they don’t like. As a result, we are watching our country being dismantled from within. If we don’t secure our borders and respect the rule of law, the nation will fall. And, I fear, may never recover. We may never regain the wealth and power we once had. This will not be just to the detriment of America, it will be to the detriment of the entire world. As I watch this unfold, I weep.

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WHO PRODUCED “THE GIVER” !?!

A month or so ago I started to see trailers for “The Giver” on television. I thought it was a television movie or series, and I didn’t pay much attention to it. I didn’t see any trailers for it in the theaters until I noticed that Fathom Events was having a screening for it. That reinforced my belief that it was a television movie, since they were going to have a special screening for people to see on the big screen.

A couple of weeks ago I started reading on conservative sites that this movie had a great conservative message, and we should all see it. I started to take more notice, and realized it was a feature film. But I was perplexed. I had worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years, and never saw a movie released or promoted this way. When I told my daughter I was taking my grandsons to see “The Giver”, she said she had never heard of it. Neither had my grandsons, nor their friends. This movie is based on a book by the same name. It’s basically the same genre, and for the same audience as “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”. It was written for a teen audience, but it isn’t being marketed to them.

I was further confused to learn that “The Giver” was produced by Harvey Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein, personal friend of the Clintons and Obamas, who said he was going to produce a movie with Meryl Streep that would shame the NRA and end gun ownership! Big donor and active supporter of everything liberal! Yes, THAT Harvey Weinstein!

I was, then, even more shocked to see Harvey personally promote the movie. I’ve never seen Harvey personally promote any of his movies, but he promoted “The Giver” ~ and on the O”Reilly Factor, no less! He said he had a screening at his house for the stars, friends, and family, and everyone loved it. Kids, adults, everyone. What??

I took my grandsons to see it yesterday. Like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, it was about One-World Government, with the “Elites” deciding how the citizens live. The “Elites” have access to everything, while the population has access to very little. Meryl Streep’s character in “The Giver” says “When people have the freedom to chose, they chose wrong”. As in “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent”, citizens are discouraged from having family ties after childhood, and they are dictated by the “Elites” what jobs they will have for life. In “The Giver”, if you fail at your job, or are deemed unnecessary, you are “released” (which means killed). The climate is the same every day, because of government “climate control”. The people all live in the same dwellings on streets surrounding the city, they all dress alike, and ride bicycles. They get an injection of drugs as they leave their dwellings every morning (in the name of good health), and are not allowed out after dark. Children are assigned family units, and when they reach a certain age, they are assigned a job.

The citizens in “The Giver” have no memory of history or what the world was like before the war, but there is one man who does possess all the memories of history. He uses his knowledge and wisdom to advise the “Elites” and, therefore, as he ages, that knowledge must be passed on to a younger man. The young hero of the movie, Joshua, is chosen to receive the knowledge. He learns about love, and joy, and death; heroism and fear; accomplishment, discovery, and faith. He also learns about animals (there are none in this Utopian world).
Joshua stops taking his morning drug injections, and starts feeling things. He recognizes the value of freedom, despite the risks. He learns that if he can escape and cross the border beyond the mist, it will release all the citizens’ memories and free them.
As I watched the movie, I kept wondering if Harvey had a different vision. Harvey liked this movie enough to promote it himself, and on the FOX network, yet! What does Harvey think this movie’s message is?

This is the Utopia all the Liberal policies he supports are pushing us into against our will. “The Giver” is closer to Agenda 21 than any movie I’ve seen yet. A reduced population, controlled by “Elites”. Everything for the people is planned ~ from what they eat, where they can go, what they wear, to what work they do. The movie says this is evil, and our hero must free everyone from it.

I’m dumbfounded. Does Harvey think it’s the Right not the Left that wants this Utopia? The Right is for LESS government, not more! We’re for personal liberty. We’re for choosing our own destiny. Is Harvey aware that it’s leftist policy to force people out of their cars and onto bikes? It’s leftist policy to medicate people to get them to conform. Just look at how our children, especially our foster children, are being over-medicated to control their behavior! Did Harvey hear Melissa Harris-Perry tell us our kids didn’t belong to us, they belong to the collective? Is he aware our schools are telling our children they can’t have “best friends”? Does he understand that Common Core is government propaganda, dressed up as a curriculum? Common Core History leaves out our Founding Fathers, Lincoln, Hitler, and Martin Luther King! It talks about what various “groups” did, but not what individuals did to shape and influence events in history. We can’t have kids know that one person can change the course of history, can we?

Does Harvey know it’s the left that wants to reduce world population and control the citizens? Agenda 21 was denounced by the Republican party, but the Democrats are all-in. It’s the left that pushes “Climate Change” to force us into “sustainable communities”, and off our private property. It’s the left that’s giving the EPA power to seize our property if rainwater collects in a puddle. It’s the left that’s shutting down our affordable energy production.

At the end, Joshua approaches a house where a happy family is gathered around a Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols. Does Harvey know it’s the left that’s removing religion from the public square and not allowing Christmas carols in schools? And, Harvey, it’s your pals, the Clintons and the Obamas, who don’t support Israel. Aren’t you Jewish?

The message I got from “The Giver” was that Utopia and One-World Government is evil and wrong, and that individuals need to be free. Individuals can change the course of events. What message did Harvey have intend?

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SOCIALISM HAS NEVER WORKED AND CAN’T

We often hear that “the only reason socialism has never worked” is that the “wrong people” were “in charge”. I always wonder what angels the leftists think don’t have donors or special interest groups they are beholden to. Donors and special interest groups tend to want laws bent to their desires. Where would those Angels come from? 

Socialism doesn’t, and cannot, work, not because the wrong people have been in charge, but because it goes against human nature. Human nature doesn’t ever change. There have always been good people and evil people, generous people and greedy people, industrious people and lazy-asses….. And there always will be.

Man was not designed for mediocrity. Man was designed to compete, to question, to explore, to innovate, and to bond with others. Man was designed to form close ties with family, friends, community, and country. Our bodies produce chemicals that reward us for those things ~ and socialism goes against every last one of them. 

When we win, we produce dopamine, which is an immediate and short-lasting high. The lack of dopamine leads people to substance abuse, as they attempt to artificially reproduce the feeling of winning and accomplishment. 

Serotonin is a long-lasting chemical that creates feelings of well-being. It is produced by accomplishment, charity, and faith. Oxytocin is another long-lasting feel-good chemical, produced during social contact, such as bonding with friends and family, and having trust in people we respect. Charitable acts reward the giver as much as the receiver. These two chemicals are necessary for our emotional well-being and social stability.

Endorphins are another feel-good chemical. Most of us know that exercise releases endorphins, but did you know that so does laughter, music, and sex? This chemical, like dopamine, has only a brief effect.

These chemicals are the reason social justice programs like “everybody gets a trophy” and not keeping scores in sports are so wrong-headed. Self-esteem comes from accomplishment and our chemical reaction to it, not from a trophy we didn’t earn. Kids know they didn’t earn that trophy.  They don’t get a shot of dopamine for “participating”, they get it from winning. They know who can run faster, throw a ball better, or jump higher. Childhood is when we learn to be good losers and gracious winners. It’s when we learn to not give up. If you lose, you figure out why you lost, and then you work to overcome those shortcomings. It’s an exercise in character-building. When all that work finally pays off, your body rewards you with happy feelings. 

Our schools, obsessed with “diversity” and “fairness training”, are also trying to break the bonds necessary to the human condition. My grandsons’ school told the kids they weren’t allowed to have best friends or to play with the same kids every recess. I can’t even fathom the rationale behind such insanity. Bonding with family and friends is probably the single most important factor to a sense of well-being!
We all need to feel we “belong”. Gang members will tell you they joined the gang because it gave them a feeling of belonging.

A perfect example of socialism not working are public sector unions. Public employees cannot be fired, and their pay is determined by seniority rather than merit. They quickly realize that, since they won’t be rewarded for working harder, they need hardly work at all. When you can’t get fired, and you get paid no matter how terrible your work, there is no motivation for performance standards. Your co-workers will only resent you if you demonstrate that the job can be done faster or more efficiently.  And, since you aren’t being rewarded for winning, you don’t create anything new or accomplish any goals, and your body never gets the chance to produce those all-important chemicals that give you a sense of satisfaction. We only value what we earn. Whatever is given to us that we didn’t earn, has no value. That’s why most people who win the lottery spend the money before the ink is dry on the check.

All people are unique. We like different things, have different talents, pursue different goals and dreams. We should celebrate these differences. Socialism assumes we all want the same thing. We don’t. The goal of socialism is for us all to have the same standard of living: a job, a place to live, a college education, food. The only way that is possible is if that standard of living is abject poverty. See Cuba, China, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union for real-life examples.

If man merely exists, if he does not push his limits, challenge himself, explore, or grow, his body doesn’t ever get to produce the chemicals that give him a sense of joy. And if those chemicals aren’t produced from accomplishments, acts of charity, and bonds of family, friends and community, people seek them from other sources. That’s why alcoholism and substance abuse are so common in socialist and communist countries like Russia and Sweden. 

Socialism can never work, because humans are designed for higher expectations, not lower. 

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO GIVE UP!

This morning, as I was driving to Los Angeles City Hall for a protest against Mayor Garcetti’s welcoming of illegal alien children to the city, I heard about our President’s meeting with the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Supposedly, they were to discuss a solution to stop the illegal flood of those countries’ citizens into the US. Apparently, our President thinks the best way to stop this invasion is to grant all these illegals refugee status, and to send our planes to bring them here from Central America. Really? Can someone, please, explain to me how that will stop the invasion? If they don’t have to pay “coyotes” and travel across Mexico, it’ll be easier, not harder, for them to invade America… And on OUR dime!

That’s Obama’s solution? That’s the best he can do to stop illegal aliens from flooding our country? I’m not a world leader, but even I can come up with a better idea than that! I’d tell those presidents they need to go on television and tell their citizens they are being lied to, that America has not changed its laws, and they shouldn’t spend their money traveling across Mexico, because they’ll be sent right back! I’d tell them that until they stop their citizens from violating our sovereignty, they will receive no foreign aid, and all trade with them will be stopped. You and I know that if Obama really wanted this to stop, he could stop it NOW.

When I got to the City Hall, I was more than disappointed. There were no more thantwenty protestors. Not one from the numerous groups we sent notices to. Except for a Latina anti-amnesty woman and me, the rest were all from the black community. It’s very disheartening. This is such an important issue. Los Angeles is broke, California is broke, the United States is broke. We have our own homeless children to take care of, we have homeless Veterans who are not getting medical care… It’s as if Mayor Garcetti knocked on your door and said, here are ten children, they’re yours to raise now.

I made a sign that said “No Border, No country”. All the reporters wanted to take pictures of it. There were more reporters and camera crews than protestors. I’m sure they will point out how few of us cared enough about this issue to come out today. They interviewed most of us. After the camera was off, one of the reporters from Channel 62 wanted to talk off the record. During the interview I had said the people most hurt by illegal immigration were blacks. They didn’t come here illegally, they didn’t come of their own free will, they were brought here as property. I said if we owed anyone jobs, it was them. The reporter asked how many blacks I’ve seen working in the fields. I asked him why we would want to see them working in fields? I told him Americans were educated and skilled, and didn’t need to do manual labor. We don’t need illegal immigration to get farm workers. We used to have the bracero program that bussed workers from Mexico to work in the fields, and then bussed them back. That worked just fine. I pointed out that illegal immigration costs California $25 billion a year, but illegals only pay $2 billion in taxes. California contains one-twelfth of the country’s population, but it pays ONE-THIRD of all welfare, because of illegals. I also reminded him that America has the most generous immigration policies in the world. We allow twice as many legal immigrants as all the other countries in the world combined. I asked why people whose first act is to break our laws are more deserving of largesse than the millions who have already applied to immigrate and are waiting in war-torn countries?

The reporter said that if you told someone there was a job available, the first thing they’d ask is how much it paid, and then they’d tell you they’d rather get unemployment. After my head exploded, I told him that if we didn’t pay people 99 weeks of unemployment, or give them never-ending welfare, people would take jobs. I told him that if not for the endless flood of illegal aliens driving wages down, there would be a labor shortage, and businesses would have to offer better pay. I told him I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my country just so businesses could get cheaper labor.

We had circulated fliers about this event for several weeks, and I know most of us understand the grave threat this illegal alien invasion poses to the sovereignty of our nation, but people are becoming less and less likely to show up for protests. I understand people are overwhelmed by how fast this country is changing, they are burned-out and discouraged. Many are disillusioned, because it doesn’t seem as if anyone is listening. Many are just plain afraid, and have given up. I get it. It’s exhausting. But now is not the time to give up!

We have an election in November. Don’t get complacent just because the media and both parties keep telling us Republicans will take back the Senate. I’m not convinced that is true, unless we all get out and help elect Republicans. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Republicans have the answers, too many of them don’t, but the only people who do have answers just happen to have an (R) behind their names. Once we have the majority in the Senate and the House, we can worry about influencing the RINOs to vote the way we want. But in the meantime, we HAVE to stay involved. It’s only four more months. You can do it!!

If we don’t elect a conservative president in 2016, then I won’t blame you for giving up, but for now, just hang in there. History has shown that when it looks like we can’t win, that’s when we do. The odds were against General Washington and his army. They were shoeless, freezing, hungry… And yet they won. Remember the old adage, it’s always darkest before dawn. I beg all of you, stay engaged ~ we can still stop this!

New Zealander Trevor Loudon was on a speaking tour here a few weeks ago. I heard him speak several times, and he kept telling us that we didn’t understand our own power. We seem to have forgotten that we elected more Republicans in 2010 than ever before. We gave the House to the Republicans. We elected scores of Republican governors and legislatures, and those states are flourishing! Mr. Loudon said the left never saw that coming. We scared them to death. He told us he went to a progressive event in DC not long ago, and all they talked about was the Tea Party and conservatives. Their demonization of us is high praise. The more we scare them, the more they demonize us. We have to let it roll off our backs. Trevor said he cares about America, because if it falls, so will the rest of the West. He asked us to work harder than we ever have before. We have to walk precincts, do phone banking, and observe the polls. We have to talk to people whenever we get the chance. Ask people questions. Ask them why they think there are so many closed businesses along every Main Street. Ask them how illegal immigration help them. Ask them if they couldn’t use the $2,000 a year it costs their family to support illegal aliens. Ask them why our public schools are doing so badly. How is the country doing? How is the world doing with a weakened America? Just ask them if they are better off now than they were six years ago.

You just can’t give up! Not now. Not yet.

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