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About that “Government Shutdown”

On Saturday, December 22nd the House passed continuing resolution to fund the US Government awaiting a full floor vote in the Senate. POTUS Trump campaigned on building a border wall but political push back over the requested $5.6 billion in funding has led to a partial “Shut Down” of the federal government, mostly for “non-essential government employees” in nine (9) federal departments.

Anyone can have an opinion, but it helps to know the facts. Government shutdowns are not new. Here’s a short history:

“If the shutdown involves non-essential employees, how is this shutdown hurting the American people”, you ask? That depends on who you talk to. These are the departmental agencies involved:

From the same link  https://www.thebalance.com  this is the actual effect on workers:

  1. Homeland Security – 13 percent of 232,860 workers.
  2. Justice – 17 percent of 114,154 workers.
  3. Agriculture – 40 percent of 95,383 workers. February food stamps could be cut.
  4. Treasury – 83 percent of 87,267 workers. Tax refunds could be delayed.
  5. Interior – 78 percent of 68,469 workers. National Park maintenance has decreased.
  6. Transportation – 34 percent of 54,230 workers. Some security screeners have called in sick.
  7. Commerce – 87 percent of 47,896 workers.
  8. Environmental Protection Agency – 95 percent of 13,872 workers. It can use reserve funds to stay open through December 28.
  9. Housing and Urban Development – 95 percent of 7,497 workers.

So you can see the largest percentage of employees considered non-essential are housed in HUD, Dept. of Interior and the IRS. Ask yourself why that is.

These workers will get paid back pay when this furlough ends. So why is everyone so concerned? There is certainly more to consider than what has been presented herein. You’ll have to come to your own conclusion and do more research as necessary.

Opinion – This is all political theater. Many Presidents in recent past have triggered (for lack of a better word) shutdowns. The left and the right don’t agree, but it has more to do with House and Senate Democrats depriving President Trump of his key campaign promise. POTUS Trump promised to build a border security wall to protect all Americans from violent crimes, slow the influx of drugs for Mexico and Central America, as well as, stop illegal aliens from entering via our southern border. Foreign elements and their people do not respect our laws. They like our living conditions, job availability, and our welfare system. Unfortunately, about half of the legal born citizens of our great nation buy into the emotional false narratives the Main Stream Media hammers into their brains.

Additionally, the US spends more than the $5.6 Billion requested in just three(3) days on various welfare programs, almost $2 Billion per day. In 2019 and 2020 Conservatives will need to band together and put minor differences aside to preserve the freedoms we now enjoy. Democrats are being extremely petty and obstinate but they are banding together to form their own “wall”

The President will use the National Emergencies Act of 1976  in drawing down necessary funds for this wall by declaring a national emergency. Then, and only then, will these non-essential workers go back to being non-essential at your expense.

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By John C. Nix          January 13, 2019

A Nation of Laws

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~ John Adams

There are many who challenge the fundamentals of the Constitution of these United States of America.  If John Adams, the 2nd President of our Nation, is to be taken at his word then we must question the morality of those who challenge our foundation. Immigrants come to the US legally and illegally bringing their culture with them. Most Americans welcome different cultures to include the foods and traditions.  They come here for a better life but assimilation to our legal culture is required. They MUST honor our legal structure and laws.

And what about religion?  Adams and the other founders were religious to various degrees but all did not adhere to traditional values set forth in the church of that day.

Adams claimed that statesmen “may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand.” Read More

Whether or not morality can exist without religion can be bantered about from now until the end of time, but the moral compass of this Nation is dependent upon a civilized citizenry.  Religion certainly plays its role in that process.  The immoral use a different set of tools than those seeking moral high ground.  Divisiveness exploiting race, gender, and religion as a political tool was used by the Democrats and was the go-to tool in Barack Hussein Obama’s bag of political tricks during his tenure as POTUS.  And it was used by Hillary Clinton in her campaign for President and is being used currently by the left, to include Clinton and Obama. They still can’t believe she lost.

The left looks for a fissure in the rock. They look to divide us as a people by any means necessary.  They create division where there is none.  They also make promises they can not keep.  And the ignorant buy their goods.

“We are a nation of laws, not of men.” ~John Adams

We need borders.  We need to enforce our laws.  We need strong conservative leadership.  We need parents to do the parenting, not public schools.  We need Morality and we need God.

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John Nix

Conservative grassroots advocate for smaller government, lower taxes, transparency at all levels of government, and individual liberty.

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