Tag Archives: Patriotism

Don’t Vote With Your Feelings

“All politics is local”

Municipal races are in full swing and early voting is underway in many cities and towns. I enjoy this time of year but as a grassroots activist of the conservative variety it still surprises and amazes me when I hear why residents vote for a particular candidate.

In small town politics, my home town included,  it has been my observation that most residents vote, not on the candidate’s qualifications or ability to lead, but rather on candidate popularity, race, and/or party affiliation. Many get their marching orders at the polls.

In general, the liberal mentality is emotionally based, while conservatives tend to see things in a more pragmatic manner. It’s important to work together to serve all residents fairly, but if your tax base is low, the budget needs to reflect that reality. Conservatives tend to promote living within their means while simultaneously serving all residents equally.

prag·mat·ic

/praɡˈmadik/

adjective

  • 1.dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations:“a pragmatic approach to politics”synonyms:practicalmatter-of-factsensibledown-to-earthcommonsensical… moreantonyms:impractical

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When you elect a Mayor, City or Town Councilman or other public servant, you are electing them to make decisions for you for the next four(4) years or whatever that term may be.

Feelings don’t really matter. Electing qualified individuals that will make fair decisions with your money is what really matters.

Regardless of what they campaign on, non-qualified candidates have no business playing Monopoly with tax dollars. 

What does “All politics is local” mean? It means you are affected the most by local politics, not by what is does at the State and Federal level. Think about it.

Just something to chew on. Vote Responsibly!

The Left Is Gambling With Your Rights

We have been watching the left’s reaction to the tragic Las Vegas shootings on Sunday, October 1st where 59 lives have now been lost and more than 500 are injured. We are horrified that some mentally ill person or some group of Sickos orchestrated this mass killing. President Trump seeks the logical route while Democratic Congressional House Members have already used this situation to increase their face time on network news outlets.

Within hours of the incident, Hillary Clinton seized the opportunity to politicize this tragedy targeting the NRA. Then it was Minority House leader Nancy Pelosi taking advantage of the situation. “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. The bodies were still warm….. literally.

Democrats tend to prey on the emotions of their constituents and the Main Stream Media likes that tactic, as well. Logically, we know a gun is an inanimate object, just like a butcher knife, a static vehicle, or a gallon of gasoline. Any of those could be weaponized by someone with bad intent. But the weapon gets the blame because emotions get in the way of logical common sense and that is the narrative we are fed over and over and over again.

Trained marksmen run toward the sound of gunfire. Others run from it. An armed citizen has protection from the “pure evil” we have seen time and time again. Without a way to protect ourselves and our families, we are sitting ducks. We refuse to rely on law enforcement for everything.

I’ve written a lot about the 2nd Amendment and provided examples illustrating why gun control is unnecessary because it doesn’t work. In fact, there is direct correlation between increased gun ownership and a decrease in gun homicide. Democrats can read these stats just as well as you and I can. So what’s the disconnect? Politics. Liberal Democrats would like to see the US Constitution abolished.

Today, there is a knee-jerk reaction to ban and outlaw “bump stocks”. “Bump stocks” were found on at least one of the weapons at the Mandalay Bay. “Bump stocks” aid in rapid firing of certain weapons like an AR-15. See below.

This massacre is still being investigated. There is much discussion by military professionals and law enforcement (an undercurrent) that this was not a one man job. In fact this slaughter was most likely orchestrated and most likely used as a political means to an end. BLM and Antifa claimed it looks like the work of a more credible source. It’s possible, right?

“Trust, but verify” ~ Ronald Reagan

We are in for months of diversion tactics to incrementally eat away at out 2nd Amendment rights. The NRA and President Trump have stated they are open to additional regulations on “bump stocks”, but that does not change the overall debate.

“Scare tactics, lies, threats and Hollywood will be used to further steal your liberty.”

Beware! Knee jerk reactions to crimes like this don’t work. Their intent is to politicize and prey on the emotions of the ignorant for their own profit. But this kind of lowly behavior comes at a cost… Your Liberty!

My “Call To Action” is to research and read about your Constitutional rights. Start by reading the US Constitution. Know that the 2nd Amendment is in place primarily to protect you and me from a rogue government.

https://usconstitution.net/const.html

“Never Surrender Your Rights, Never Give Up, Never Shut Up, And Keep Getting Up!” ~ John Nix and The Daily News Fix

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Liberal Fear Mongering Is A Weapon

The sole letter to the editor published in the Kinston Free Press in the Sunday, July 23rd edition entitled “How to have less crime in North Carolina” raised a few Red Flags. In his letter, Mr. Pearson submits that young people have guns “many of which are stolen or given to them by elders.” He then offered up a way to catch these perpetrators, “young criminals” who are “getting away with it”. He suggests a minimum age to purchase ammunition be set at 20 years of age, that retailers be required to make available to law enforcement the name, age, address, type of ammo and quantity.  He says our legislature and governor should take action.

Red FlagSee any red flags yet? The first one, of course, is an infringement on our Second Amendment rights by limiting a person old enough to go to war and defend his or her country from buying ammunition in the States. Furthermore, to have ammo buyers submitted into yet another layered database is just another infringement on privacy. Current North Carolina law does not require a license for the sale of ammunition, require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers, or require a license to purchase or possess ammunition.

Ammo Load

From the Center For Disease Control statistics, heart disease is the number one killer in these united States with around 633,000 dying each year. Cancer comes in second at around 560,000. You may think it bizarre, but how about if we required retailers to check your identification and have reports ready on how much unhealthy food you buy at the market or how many cigarettes you purchase? You say, “Well that’s not the same thing. It’s my right to eat the way I want and to smoke.” But fat and cigarettes kill far more people than guns.  According to the CDC, in 2015 there were over 36,000 gun related deaths, many of which were self inflicted.

That means the chances of you eating yourself to death are about 17.5 times higher than death by firearm.Fat Kid

I submit we should not legislate more law. We are already overburdened with regulation. I submit that each child deserves a mother and a father to raise them. Most of our problems today stem directly from irresponsible parenting. Guns get a bad rap because they are easy prey. False narratives created by main stream media, along with liberal fear mongering, continue to pad the pockets of anti-gun special interest groups and indoctrinate the ignorant with liberal logic.

People are afraid of things they don’t understand. Don’t be that person.

Taking An Unborn Life Is Murder

On January 20th, 2017 Donald John Trump became President Trump. My wife and I were there in Washington, DC for the ceremonies and the experience was very refreshing. A lot of people put their lives on hold in the year 2016 to assure we had a Republican in the White House so we all sighed a breath of relief when he took that oath. What a great experience!

On Saturday, January 21st, the day after the Inauguration, there was a “Women’s March”. We had taken the metro to lunch that day and on the way back encountered the mass exodus of these “women” leaving the Washington. We could barely get on the train it was so packed. I wrote this on Facebook after the experience:

March of The Walking Dead…..
1000’s of “Living Specimens” returning to a neighborhood near you from the “Women’s March” in DC. The only reason they had an opportunity to protest today was because their Mama’s didn’t abort them.
Had to ride two stops with em’.

You’ve probably heard different stories about the numbers and why they were there and seen plenty of pictures…. because Mainstream Media covered that nonsense better than the Inauguration of our President! What is very sad is that the majority of these lost souls couldn’t give you a specific reason as to why they were there. They would say “We’re here to protect women’s rights!” Well what rights are those…the rights granted to all of us via the Constitution? You already have those rights, “ladies”….

Here’s the truth. This was a highly organized protest paid for largely by George Soros funded organizations. These folks just didn’t show up.

Social media was used extensively to get these women to DC and maybe even subsidize their expenses to protest something…. but what?

They’ve heard the lies long enough they believe them. They have been scared into believing that with Trump’s appointment(s) to the highest court in the land, Roe v. Wade will be challenged and reversed. Also that Federal funding for Planned Parenthood will be eliminated. I think those are valid concerns and have faith both will happen, and soon!

The goal of this march was not to prove harm is being done to women, because there is none. Approximately 1.5 million children continue to be murdered each year through abortion in the United States. That is the harm. No, the real goal of this exercise was to detract from the Inauguration of our 45th President, cause confusion and chaos, mock and call him bad names.

To hijack the media so all eyes would be on these “ladies” prancing around the streets of DC in huge vagina outfits…. that was their modus operandi. It worked for only a few hours.

Fast forward one week….

Aborted

Today the “March for Life” is being held on the Mall in DC. Vice President Mike Pence spoke, as well as, Kelly Anne Conway, adviser to the President. The liberal rag, the Washington Post reported:

“Earlier, Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, listed her four demands for Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress:

● Appoint an antiabortion justice to the Supreme Court.

● Make the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for many abortions in the United States, into a permanent law rather than the one-year provision that has been extended each year from 1976 to the present.

● Pass a law banning abortion nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

● Stop all federal funding for Planned Parenthood unless the organization were to somehow stop performing abortions.”

The media “trumped up” the numbers for the “Women’s March”. There were estimates as high as 1 million and as low as 500,000. MSM will try to ignore and negate not only the numbers for this March for Life rally, the 48th by the way….. they will attempt to negate the whole thing.

It’s easier for them not to address the slaughter of children so they turn from the truth and create “fake news”, the newest terminology.

Meanwhile, President Trump has already proven to be a man of action. In his first week he has already addressed a number of his campaign promises through executive order. One of the more impressive was reversing Obama’s payout to the Palestinian Organization of $221 Million, Obama’s last hurrah. There was also the Federal hiring and spending freeze, reinstating the “Mexico City rule” which bans overseas funding to groups that provide abortions or abortion referrals, gave a green light finish the XL Pipeline, will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud, and the list goes on.

I think we have a good horse running this race. But we all need to remember our country and our elected officials work to promote our interests within the parameters of the Constitution. President Trump was elected not only because he appealed to the working class and middle America. He was elected because many activists put their lives on hold to raise him and other Republican leaders to their respective positions. Let us not take our eyes off their work and remind them we are watching.

“Some one has justly remarked, that ‘eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.’ Let the sentinels on the watch-tower sleep not, and slumber not.” – May 2, 1833 edition of The Virginia Free Press and Farmers’ Repository

 

 

How To Cook A Grilled Cheese Without Burning It…

There is a motive for everything anyone does. I am writing this piece for a reason. This Thursday my wife and I will travel to Washington, DC for the 58th Presidential Inauguration to witness history as our 45th President of these united States of America is sworn in. No, I’ve never been to an Inauguration. Yes, I’m looking forward to being a part of history. No, I’m not excited about the crowds, travel, cost involved, etc. But, I am certain it will be a once in a lifetime experience, worth the effort and every dime, and we’ll have great seats.

We are also attending three(3) Inaugural Balls. Ball #1 is Thursday night, the MAGA Inaugural Ball put on by the YRNF (Young Republican National Federation). I am not that young but I am Republican and we are meeting our friend Roger. This will require Ball Gown #1 for my wife, Michele. I’ll be wearing my Tuxedo to all three affairs with different accessories, of course, and try not to get mustard on my jacket lapel the first night.

Ball #2 is Friday night after the Inauguration. This is one of three Official Inaugural Balls hosted by President Trump and First Lady, Melania. Michele will be breaking out the heavy artillery for this one! She will be the prettiest woman in the room in Ball Gown #2 . Again, I’ll be wearing my Tuxedo, cumberbun and bow tie, and looking as dapper as possible.

Ball #3 is Saturday night, the North Carolina State Society of Washington DC Ball. We’ll be rounding turn number four coming into the home stretch. Ball Gown #3 also looks fabulous on my beautiful wife! I’ll be wearing my Tuxedo with vest and bow tie to match my bride’s gown.

So this is exciting! Left-wing liberal progressive protesters with nothing better to do than blockade checkpoints will be doing what they do best… perpetuating Chaos and Confusion to distract the media and victimized zombie viewers.  READ HERE  George Soros (who aided the Nazi cause) funds a lot of this stuff. Watch HERE

When these idoits call Trump a neo-Nazi just remember George Soros is paying them to push this false narrative. This is the real FAKE NEWS.

Antagonists trying to make a name for themselves like Rep. John Lewis and Bono from U2 don’t care about the success or failure of this nation. They only care about their own popularity. Solution ~ primary Lewis and don’t buy the stupid album or T-shirt.

I know the majority of Americans are looking forward to the next four years. We’ll have a pragmatic, common sense, and business sense President Trump leading the way getting Americans back to work and cutting wasteful government spending. If you want to know how to run a Republic get your notepad and pencil ready and tune in for the next four years. It’s about to get interesting. Donald John Trump, I am certain, is going to right many wrongs. This is what our President-elect knows how to do. He doesn’t cook nor does he do auto repair, he fixes business problems and makes them profitable.

If you want to know how to cook a grilled cheese without burning it, don’t ask Donald Trump. Watch the Food Network or ask a good cook but find the one that does it best!

Good luck Mr. President and Godspeed!

They Are Coming For Your Ballot!

After cyber attacks on a few state election board websites the Obama administration may be forcing it’s hand in a big way. This is quite dangerous for all Americans and not to be taken lightly. The federal government has no jurisdiction over election proceedings. This duty is left to our sovereign states. But what do you know, right? The Obama regime has issued the following statement:

“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,”… “There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” said Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson

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The key words here are “critical infrastucture”…. they are trying to make the case that the states can’t pull off just one more election without help from the federal government. So Obama, the caped crusader, and his Democratic regime are rushing in to “save” the nation from “those bad old hackers” in the name of Cyber security.  This comes two months before the most crucial and defining general election in the history of our nation.

Opinion? For DHS to come in and say “this is what we’re going to do” could be seen as police state activity.

In fact it, the general perception is the Obama regime will do anything to help Hillary win in November…. even forcing control over and rigging this election!

The only legal way the feds could step in and take over election process would be at a state’s request or Congress pass a law. But since there is no time for that and this rogue administration does not respect the law any more than they do you or me, expect another forthcoming “executive order”.

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We’ve watched an unqualified vindictive POTUS drive this country into the ground over the last 8 years. If you’ve had enough of the incompetence, his globalist approach to immigration and refugee resettlement, his unwillingness to call out radical Islamic, his repetitive lies…… well you ain’t seen nothing yet. Let Hillary Clinton win this election and we are DONE for as a sovereign nation. Your 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights will be taken. She has already made that promise. This is going to be a real gun fight, friends.

Voting Is A Privilege & Civic Duty

The North Carolina “Voter ID Bill” was recently overturned by a panel of federal activist judges. Plans for One-Stop voting in all 100 counties had already been submitted to the State Board of Elections office. Because of provisions that were in the now overturned “Voter ID Bill” One-Stop or early voting reverted to the 2012 rules.

Each County was given the latitude to choose between the minimum required plan or their own customized plan. Because we have a Republican Governor the Board of Elections members in each County generally consist of two Republicans and one Democrat appointed by their respective County Party Chairmen.

In Lenoir County we believe that all voters can be served adequately during the early voting process by implementing the Board of Elections office as the sole voting place for the minimum required plan. Because a unanimous decision could not be reached by the three board members two very different plans will now go to the State Board of Elections. A few of the majority party’s reasons for the minimum plan include:

• The site will accommodate a substantial number of voting machines.
• The site meets all the physical specifications required.
• The minimal amount of seasonal staff needed.
• All Board of Election staff will be in the adjacent office including the Director and IT personnel.
• Monitor voter fraud more effectively. Lenoir County BOE knows of several cases of attempted voter fraud in the 2012 election.
• Active voters in January, 2012 were 34,656. In January, 2016 the active voters were 31,294, a decrease of 3362 voters or a 9.7% decrease in active voters.
• Lenoir County Board of Elections budget was reduced by $44,000 for tax year 2016.
o The total cost of the proposed plan from the Majority Plan will be approximately $7600 with 106.5 total hours of operation in one location.
o The total cost proposed by the Minority Party will be over $62,000 including rental fees and/or lease agreements for six operating sites with a total of 828 hours, which is excessive in comparison to like-sized counties.

In 2012 there were four One Stop Voting locations, with two sites producing over 77% of the total votes cast. One site, which is no longer available due to unsanitary and unacceptable conditions, was the largest producing site with 49.48% of the total votes cast for the 2012 General Election, is within 2.5 miles of the Lenoir County Board of Elections. The second site, which is no longer an option, is within 8 city blocks of the Lenoir County Board of Elections and produced approximately 28% of the total votes cast in the 2012 General Election.

In conclusion, The Lenoir County Board of Elections site offers ample space to accommodate all voters willing to cast a ballot. The site is easily accessible, well known, and safe for all voters. This proposal also meets the minimum required plan for One Stop Voting.

Voting is a privilege and a civic duty. If you know you will have difficulty making it to of the polls please request an Absentee Ballot from your local Board of Elections office. http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/boe.html