GOD BLESS THOSE WHO DID NOT TAKE A KNEE

September 24, 2017

While the poor depraved starving professional football, baseball and basketball players were taking a knee along with millionaire Hollywood Stars, our Coast Guard was working 24 hours a day saving thousands of hurricane victims in Houston, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Thank you Coast Guard for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While Dreamers were protesting and waving Mexican Flags, the United States Armed Forces has been fighting terrorism and saving innocent lives at home and on foreign soil.

Thank you Veterans for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While anarchy groups disrupt lives, destroy property and beat up innocent Americans, our Police Officers endure rocks, bottles and bullets as they protect and serve the American People.

Thank you Police Officers and all First Responders for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While General George Washington was fighting for Freedom and Independence and trying to hold his Army together during freezing weather and sweltering heat, he TOOK A KNEE only when he prayed to Almighty God. Otherwise, the Father of our Nation risked everything for our Freedom.

Thank you President Washington.

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his First Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, a group of western cowboys and eastern volunteers known as the “Rough Riders” along with other U.S. forces, sustained 205 killed and 1,180 wounded during the Battle of San Juan Hill. Roosevelt’s charge resulted in a decisive victory for the U.S. as the Spanish fled and their Fleet was destroyed on July 3, 1898 by waiting U.S. Naval Forces.

Thank you President Roosevelt for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

President Roosevelt’s son, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was a Veteran of WWI. After the War, Ted was Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor-General of the Philippines, Vice President of Doubleday Books and CEO of American Express. When WWII broke out Ted did the unexpected, he joined the Army as a Colonel. When he heard about the planned invasion of Normandy, Ted asked to participate. By this time Ted was a Brigadier General and his boss told him he could not participate. After being turned down a second time, General Roosevelt put the request in writing which meant that only General Eisenhower could deny the request. However, Ted’s boss tried to reason with him. He told Roosevelt that his arthritis was so bad Ted could barely walk and had to use a cane. He said Ted’s heart was so bad he would never survive the landing at Normandy. General Roosevelt’s response was that those were good reasons to send him instead of some younger officer.


Roosevelt was the only general officer on the first wave of the Invasion of Normandy. He was the first man off the landing craft. The movie, “The Longest Day” portrays Roosevelt’s actions during that landing. Henry Fonda played General Roosevelt in the movie. Roosevelt spent all day on the beach directing troops to safety, directing the offload of supplies and making order out of chaos. A month later, Roosevelt died in France of a massive heart attack.

  

Years later, Five Star General Omar Bradley was asked what was the most courageous act he witnessed during his long career. Without hesitation he responded, “Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach.” General George Patton said Ted Roosevelt was the bravest soldier he ever knew.

Ted Roosevelt and Five Star General Douglas MacArthur are the only two Medal of Honor recipients whose fathers were Medal of Honor recipients.

The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States lists six ends to which the Constitution is addressed: union, justice, domestic tranquility, defense, general welfare, and liberty. The last is presented most fully, “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Taken together, those six define the end goals of our government. The history of the founding generation of the United States of America is in no small measure a history of finding the way to a “more perfect union,” the first item on the list.

The way is what Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln later called. “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

When duty calls in America, some people, great and small, answer the call while others TAKE A KNEE or seek a SAFE SPACE. While some people enjoy and cherish the blessings of liberty, millions who live under the umbrella of America’s greatness, like spoiled rich brats living in the lap of luxury, spit on freedom and the graves of those who paid the ultimate price for that freedom. They have the freedom to disrespect America and I have the freedom not to like it and not to watch their tantrums.

God bless America.

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Will You Fight Against Prosperity?

September 15, 2017

President Trump is right: the Middle Class is shrinking. This group used to make up the vast majority of the American population, but now stands at roughly 50% of the American population.

There is no single definition of who is included in the Upper Class. Many think of the upper class in terms of the 1%. To be in the richest 1% nationally, a household needs to have an annual income of at least $389,436, according to the Economic Policy Institute. But some might argue that the upper class is larger than that if you look at America as a whole.

According to census data from 2015, 6.1% of households bring in $200,000 and higher every year and 14.1% bring in between $100,000 and $150,000. This group is the Upper Middle Class.

An Urban Institute paper argued that what they referred to as upper middle class, or those with a three-person household income between $100,000 and $350,000, has grown from 12.9% of the population in 1979 to 29.4% in 2014. It found that people with higher incomes saw their earnings grow faster than those with lower incomes.

“The idea that the real divide is between ordinary members of the bottom 99% and the rich 1% is a dangerous one, since it makes it easier for those in the upper middle class to convince themselves they are in the same economic boat as the rest of America; they’re not,” wrote Nathan Joo and Richard V. Reeves of the Brookings Institution.

Given that “Upper Middle Class” turns out to be a synonym for wealthy, the true Middle Class includes the Middle Middle Class and the Lower Middle Class.

The Pew Research Center defines the Middle-Income category as including adults with family-of-three equivalent incomes between two-thirds and double the national median. This brings the range from $37,666 to $113,000 according to current levels.

Those belonging to the Lower Middle Class do not live in poverty, but they are often one misfortune away from being hurtled below the poverty line. Brookings Institution defined this group as including those with income between 100 and 250% of the federal poverty level, or between $18,871 and $47,177 for a family of three.

The Lowest Class includes any American household that falls under the poverty line, meaning families or individuals who don’t earn enough money to meet their basic needs. The Census Bureau estimates that about 14% of the U.S. population, approximately 43 million people, live below the poverty line and fall into this class today.

The current official poverty threshold is an income of $24,257 per year for a family of four and $18,871 for a family of three. This figure has often been hotly debated because many poor Americans live in urban areas that have a high cost of living, making it likely that people earning more would fit the definition of poverty in a high-cost city or region. Conversely, families in many locations can enjoy comfortable living with an income of $24,257 if they have a garden and take advantage of numerous assistance programs.

As the Trump Administration fights to remove the government boot from the necks of the people and elevate more citizens to prosperity, nobody said it was going to be easy. Until politicians become uncomfortable with their abodes in the Swamp and get a taste of the burdens they heaped on us systematically, year after year, the fight to make America great will be fierce and dirty.

Is it Time to Worry about the E-Bomb?

September 11, 2017

Most of us take electricity for granted except during storms or other short term power outages. Usually an hour or so without our TV, lights, electric heat or air is little more than an irritation. On a larger scale, if an outage hits an entire city, emergency resources can only last so long before people die from exposure, food spoils and companies lose millions in lost productivity.

If a power outage strikes on a much larger scale, it could shut down the electronic networks that keep governments and their military running. We are utterly dependent on power, and when it’s gone, things get very bad, very fast.

I am going to discuss an Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb while many people do not understand the Atomic Bomb yet.

The EMP or E-Bomb is a weapon designed to take advantage of the electricity dependency by destroying most machines that use electric power. During a normal power outage generators run hospitals and military essential operations. After an E-Bomb attack, generators would be useless, cars wouldn’t run, and there would be no chance of making a phone call. In a matter of seconds, a big enough e-bomb could thrust an entire city back 200 years or severely cripple a military unit.

The U.S. military has been pursuing the idea of an e-bomb for decades, and many believe it now has such a weapon in its arsenal. On the other end of the scale, terrorist groups likely have low-tech e-bombs to inflict massive damage on the United States. Remember, the number one state supporter of terrorism is Iran, a country recently infused with $140 billion.

The basic idea of an E-Bomb — or more broadly, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon — is pretty simple. These sorts of weapons are designed to overwhelm electrical circuitry with an intense electromagnetic field. The radio signals that transmit AM, FM, television and cell phone calls are all electromagnetic energy, as is ordinary light, microwaves and x-rays.

Electric current generates magnetic fields and changing magnetic fields can induce electric current. This magnetic field, in turn, can induce an electrical current in another conductor, such as a radio receiver antenna. If the fluctuating electrical signal represents particular information, the receiver can decode it.

A low intensity radio transmission only induces sufficient electrical current to pass on a signal to a receiver. But if you greatly increased the intensity of the signal (the magnetic field), it would induce a much larger electrical current. A big enough current would fry the semiconductor components in the radio, disintegrating it beyond repair.

Picking up a new radio would be the least of your concerns, of course. The intense fluctuating magnetic field could induce a massive current in just about any other electrically conductive object including phone lines, power lines and even metal pipes. These unintentional antennas would pass the current spike on to any other electrical components down the line such as a network of computers hooked up to phone lines. A big enough surge could burn out semiconductor devices, melt wiring, fry batteries and even explode transformers.

E-bombs have been in the headlines for a few years, but the concept of EMP weaponry has been around for a long time. From the 1960s through the 1980s, the United States was most concerned with the possibility of a nuclear EMP attack.

This idea dates back to nuclear weapons research from the 1950s. In 1958, American tests of hydrogen bombs yielded some surprising results. A test blast over the Pacific Ocean ended up blowing out streetlights in parts of Hawaii, hundreds of miles away. The blast even disrupted radio equipment as far away as Australia.

Researchers concluded that the electrical disturbance was due to the Compton effect, theorized by physicist Arthur Compton in 1925. Compton’s assertion was that photons of electromagnetic energy could knock loose electrons from atoms with low atomic numbers. In the 1958 test, researchers concluded, the photons from the blast’s intense gamma radiation knocked a large number of electrons free from oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the atmosphere. This flood of electrons interacted with the Earth’s magnetic field to create a fluctuating electric current, which induced a powerful magnetic field. The resulting electromagnetic pulse induced intense electrical currents in conductive materials over a wide area.

During the cold war, U.S. intelligence feared the Soviet Union would launch a nuclear missile and detonate it some 30 miles above the United States, to achieve the same effect on a larger scale. They feared that the resulting electromagnetic burst would knock out electrical equipment across the United States.

Such an attack is still a possibility, but that is no longer the main concern. These days, U.S. intelligence is giving non-nuclear EMP devices, such as E-Bombs, much more attention. These weapons wouldn’t affect as wide an area, because they wouldn’t blast photons so high above the Earth, but they could be used to create total blackouts on a more local level.

The United States most likely has EMP weapons in its arsenal, but it’s not clear in what form. Much of the United States’ EMP research has involved high power microwaves (HPMs). Reporters have widely speculated that they do exist and that such weapons could be used in a war with Iraq.

Most likely, the United States’ HPM e-bombs aren’t really bombs at all. They’re probably more like super powerful microwave ovens that can generate a concentrated beam of microwave energy. One possibility is the HPM device would be mounted to a cruise missile, disrupting ground targets from above.

This technology is advanced and expensive and so would be inaccessible to military forces without considerable resources. But that’s only one piece of the E-Bomb story. Using inexpensive supplies and rudimentary engineering knowledge, a terrorist organization could easily construct a dangerous E-Bomb device.

In late September 2001, Popular Mechanics published an article outlining this possibility. The article focused on flux compression generator bombs (FCGs), which date back to the 1950s. This sort of e-bomb has a fairly simple, potentially inexpensive design. The design concept has been widely available to the public for some time.

A lot of media attention is focused on Iran developing nuclear weapons. Seriously, how could it be possible that Iran does not already have nuclear weapons? If they have not developed them with help from North Korean and Russian Nuclear Scientists, they have likely purchased them with their windfall from the Obama Administration. Where do you think North Korea is getting funding for its nuclear and ICBM frenzy? What does North Korea export? Are people flocking to North Korea for tourism or education?

The United States is drawn to EMP technology because it is potentially non-lethal, but is still highly destructive. An E-bomb attack would leave buildings standing and spare lives, but it could destroy a sizable military.

There is a range of possible attack scenarios. Low-level electromagnetic pulses would temporarily jam electronics systems, more intense pulses would corrupt important computer data and very powerful bursts would completely fry electric and electronic equipment.

In modern warfare, the various levels of attack could accomplish a number of important combat missions without racking up many casualties. For example, an E-Bomb could effectively neutralize vehicle control systems, targeting systems, communications systems, navigation systems and sensor systems.

EMP weapons could be especially useful in an invasion of Middle-East targets because a pulse might effectively neutralize underground bunkers. Most underground bunkers are hard to reach with conventional bombs and missiles. A nuclear blast could effectively demolish many of these bunkers, but this would take a devastating toll on surrounding areas. An electromagnetic pulse could pass through the ground, knocking out the bunker’s lights, ventilation systems, communications — even electric doors. The bunker would be completely uninhabitable.

U.S. forces are also highly vulnerable to EMP attack, however. In recent years, the U.S. military has added sophisticated electronics to the full range of its arsenal. This electronic technology is largely built around consumer-grade semiconductor devices, which are highly sensitive to any power surge. More rudimentary vacuum tube technology would actually stand a better chance of surviving an e-bomb attack.

A widespread EMP attack in any country would compromise a military’s ability to organize itself. Ground troops might have perfectly functioning non-electric weapons like machine guns, but they wouldn’t have the equipment to plan an attack or locate the enemy. Effectively, an EMP attack could reduce any military unit into a guerilla-type army.

While EMP weapons are generally considered non-lethal, they could easily kill people if they were directed towards particular targets. If an EMP knocked out a hospital’s electricity, for example, any patient on life support would die immediately. An EMP weapon could also neutralize vehicles, including aircraft, causing catastrophic accidents.

Concern about limiting civilian casualties is not something terrorists consider, in fact, just the opposite.

When Democrats had Total Control

August 27, 2017

When Democrats had free rein in Arkansas they passed the Arkansas Free Negro Expulsion Act.

The Arkansas General Assembly passed a bill in February 1859 that banned the residency of free African-American or mixed-race (“mulatto”) people anywhere within the bounds of the state of Arkansas. In 1846, the Statutes of Arkansas had legally defined mulatto as anyone who had one grandparent who was Negro. Free Negroes were categorized as “black” in the 1850 U.S. Census, so historians have adopted the term “free black” to refer to Negroes or mulattoes who were not enslaved. On February 12, 1859, Democrat Governor Elias N. Conway, who had supported removal, signed the bill into law, which required such free black people to leave the state by January 1, 1860, or face sale into slavery for a period of one year. Proceeds from their labor would go to finance their relocation out of the state. At the time, about 700 free black people lived in Arkansas.

James Sevier Conway was a Democrat whose company took over the land that would later become the city of Little Rock, Arkansas and he is known as the founder of the Capital City of Little Rock. Governor Elias N. Conway was his brother.

The U.S. Supreme Court had handed down a decision in Scott v. Sandford, in which the chief justice had written that a black person had no rights that a white man was bound to respect. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney’s statement assured Governor Conway and the Arkansas lawmakers that they had the authority to pass an expulsion law. By promulgating such a law, Arkansas lawmakers bound themselves to a racial rhetoric that included an intense fear of African Americans who lived outside the constraints of slavery and so could not be controlled as easily. This fear increased in magnitude as the issue of slavery continued to divide the nation during the tumultuous decade of the 1850s.

The expulsion law applied to anyone who was not a slave but who had at least one grandparent of African descent. A person’s color was quite important to legislators in antebellum Arkansas, as slavery itself was based on race. Since there was no scientific or medical way to prove a borderline person was white or black, in any dispute, the courts normally depended on testimony of neighbors to determine color or race.

Free blacks were free only insofar as they were not slaves. They paid taxes and could own property, yet were not free to vote or to testify against a white man in court under most conditions. In some counties, black people could own guns or dogs only with the sheriff’s permission. Black people could travel through the countryside but were often asked for permits and, if questioned by a white person, had to respond and show such papers.

Most of the 700 free black people fled their homes and their properties, thus becoming refugees from the state of Arkansas. A successful group of farmers in Marion County, numbering about 130, as well as a free black community in Desha County, were among the refugees.

The overwhelming majority of those who fled Arkansas never came back. The historical record indicates that only a few of those who sought refuge from the law by leaving the state in 1859 returned to Arkansas after the Civil War. Nathan Warren returned to live in Little Rock during Reconstruction, but in Marion County, where at least fifteen free black families had resided on individually owned farms, only one small family headed by a single woman returned to live in north Arkansas. Marion County today remains virtually without an African-American population.

Since this is what Democrats did before the Civil War and after the War Democrats fought against African American freedom in every imaginable way. They prevented blacks from voting, integrating, using restrooms, drinking from water fountains, eating in restaurants, attending most schools, riding in the front of the bus and even being buried in some cemeteries.

I am dumbfounded that most African Americans vote for Democrats in the first quarter of the 21st Century!

Oh yes, when Democrats had total control of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of Federal Government, they passed Obamacare so they could find out what was in the Bill.  Turns out, it was horrific!

Judge Susan Webber Wright and President William Jefferson Clinton

August 27, 2017

As a U.S. district judge, Susan Webber Wright received international attention during the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against U.S. president Bill Clinton. Wright later made global headlines in a landmark decision when she found Clinton, as president of the United States, to be in civil contempt of court.

Susan Webber was born in Texarkana on September 6, 1948, to Betty Webber and attorney Thomas E. Webber III; she had one younger sister. When Webber was sixteen years old, her father died, and her mother went to work at a bank to provide for the family. Webber won a scholarship to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1970.

Webber earned another scholarship that enabled her to return to Arkansas, receiving a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1973. Paying for tuition with earnings from summer and part-time jobs, she enrolled in the University of Arkansas School of Law, from which she graduated in 1975. She became the first woman to edit the Arkansas Law Review.

Bill Clinton was teaching at the UA School of Law when Webber took his course in admiralty law. Clinton became involved in his first political campaign, running in 1974 against popular incumbent Republican congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. Amid distractions, Clinton lost a batch of final exams, including Webber’s. Clinton offered to give his students a B+ for the course in lieu of re-taking the exam. As potential valedictorian, Webber needed a better grade. After meeting with Hillary Rodham, who also taught at the UA School of Law, Webber took the exam again and received an A, though she ultimately was not named valedictorian. She volunteered for Hammerschmidt’s reelection campaign, which he won.

After graduation, Webber clerked at the office of J. Smith Henley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1975–76. In 1976, Webber joined the newly formed University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, where she served as a faculty member and assistant dean until 1990. She earned a strong reputation as a scholar in oil, gas, and mineral rights law.

During that period, she also served as a research assistant for the Arkansas Constitutional Convention in 1979 and was a visiting professor at the UA School of Law in Fayetteville, the Ohio State University College of Law, and Louisiana State University’s Law Center.

Although for the most part she was not active politically, Susan Webber Wright headed a local group of lawyers supporting George H. W. Bush in 1988. Recommended by the state’s ranking Republican, John Paul Hammerschmidt, in 1989, Wright was appointed to a federal judgeship by President Bush. She was commissioned to serve as U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas beginning in 1990.

In 1998, Wright traveled from Little Rock to Washington DC, where she presided at the deposition of her former law professor, President Bill Clinton. With the world watching the outcome, Clinton testified under oath for Wright in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

Wright declined to grant Clinton presidential immunity against the lawsuit, but she did rule that a sitting president could not be sued, thus deferring a trial until after the end of his presidential term. The latter ruling was later overturned by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Clinton petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm Wright’s ruling, but the Court unanimously upheld the decision of the Eighth Circuit, allowing a trial in the Jones lawsuit while Clinton was still in office. Wright granted summary judgment to Clinton in a ruling stating that she believed the Jones case to be without legal merit. Clinton and Jones settled out of court.

In 1999, amid sexual harassment allegations against Clinton involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Wright cited Clinton for contempt of court, fining him for lying under oath. It was the first time a sitting president was sanctioned for disobeying a court order. Wright was widely quoted as saying that “the court takes no pleasure in imposing contempt sanctions against this nation’s President and…grows weary of this matter.”

Wright was also involved with the Whitewater investigation, issuing rulings that were both favorable and unfavorable to Clinton. Wright imprisoned Susan McDougal for the maximum eighteen months for civil contempt of court for refusing to answer questions about Clinton.

In 2009, she was appointed to a seven-year term on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by U.S. chief justice John Roberts.

In 2012, she announced her judicial retirement effective August 2013.

How Would CNN Report the KKK Democratic Convention?

August 24, 2017

 

Nearly 100 years ago, it took the Democrats 103 ballots and 16 sweaty days to select a nominee during the 1924 Democratic National Convention. The convention is often called the “Klanbake” because one of the front-runners, white shoe lawyer and former Wilson Cabinet member William G. McAdoo, was supported by the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan was a major source of power within the party, and McAdoo did not repudiate its endorsement. The other front-runner, New York Governor Al Smith, a Catholic who represented the party’s anti-Klan, anti-Prohibition wing and his faction failed to pass a platform plank condemning the Klan. The convention, which was held in Madison Square Garden, not surprisingly, had no black delegates.

Davis and his vice presidential running-mate, Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska, went on to be defeated by the Republican ticket of President Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes in the 1924 presidential election.

The Democrat position is that the Ku Klux Klan was resurrected after the 1915 release of D.W. Griffith’s very popular motion picture The Birth of a Nation. After World War I, the popularity of the Klan surged due to connections of its public relations leadership to those who had promoted the successful Prohibition Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, becoming a political power throughout many regions of the United States, not just in the South. Its local political strength throughout the country gave it a major role in the 1924 Democratic Party National Convention. The 20th Century Ku Klux Klan was notoriously anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic, in addition to being anti-black. The Klan advocates opposed those supporting Catholics from the major cities of the Northeast and Midwest. The tension between pro- and anti-Klan delegates produced an intense and sometimes violent showdown between convention attendees from the states of Colorado and Missouri. Klan delegates opposed the nomination of New York Governor Al Smith because Smith was a Roman Catholic. Smith campaigned against William Gibbs McAdoo, who had the support of most Klan delegates.

The truth is that the Ku Klux Klan needed no resurrection. Blaming a movie was like President Obama, Secretary Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice blaming a despicable anti-Muslim video for the Benghazi attack.

If it was possible to bring any African American back from 1915, he or she would attest to the fact that the Klan was a terror force then just as it had been since a group of Confederate Democrats formed the secret society in 1865. Under a platform of philosophized white racial superiority, the group employed violence as a means of pushing back Republican demanded Reconstruction and its enfranchisement of African Americans. Former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was the KKK’s first grand wizard.

Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Before the war Forrest amassed a fortune as a planter, real estate investor, and slave trader. He was one of the few officers on either side of the war to enlist as a private and be promoted to general officer and corps commander during the war. After the war ended, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee both expressed their belief that the Confederate high command had failed to use Forrest’s talents fully.

Union general William Tecumseh Sherman called him “that devil Forrest” during wartime communications with Ulysses S. Grant and considered him “the most remarkable man our civil war produced on either side”. He is considered one of the Civil War’s most brilliant tacticians. Without military education or training, he became the scourge of Grant, Sherman, and almost every other Union general who fought in Tennessee, Alabama, or Kentucky. Forrest fought by simple rules: he maintained that “war means fighting and fighting means killing” and that the way to win was “Git thar fustest with the mostest.” His cavalry, which Sherman reported in disgust “could travel one hundred miles in less time it takes ours to travel ten”, secured more Union guns, horses, and supplies than any other single Confederate unit.

Forrest was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow for allowing his forces to murder surrendered U.S. soldiers including hundreds of black Union Army and white Southern Unionist prisoners.

Forrest was a pledged delegate from Tennessee to the New York Democratic national convention of July 4, 1868. As our History is revised and propagandized, Bedford Forrest may one day be called, “The Father of Our Country?”

The KKK engaged in terrorist raids against African Americans and white Republicans at night, employing intimidation, destruction of property, assault, and murder to achieve its aims and influence upcoming elections. In a few Southern states, Republicans organized militia units to break up the Klan. In 1871, the Ku Klux Act passed Congress, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to use military force to suppress the KKK. In 1882, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Ku Klux Act unconstitutional.

There was an attempt by non-Klan delegates to the 1924 Democrat Convention, led by Forney Johnston of Alabama, to condemn the KKK for its violence in the Democratic Party’s platform. Klan delegates defeated the platform plank in a series of floor debates. To celebrate, tens of thousands of hooded Klansmen rallied in a field in New Jersey, across the river from New York City. The event was also attended by hundreds of Klan delegates to the convention, who burned crosses, urged violence and intimidation against African-Americans and Catholics, and attacked effigies of Smith.

The notoriety of the “Klanbake” convention and the violence it produced cast a lasting shadow over the Democratic Party’s prospects in the 1924 election and contributed to their defeat by incumbent Republican President Calvin Coolidge.

Smith’s name was placed into nomination by Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his first appearance at the Democratic National Convention since his paralytic illness. This signaled a political comeback for Roosevelt; he would be elected Governor of New York four years later and President eight years later.

During his 1960 campaign, John F. Kennedy cited the dilemma of the Massachusetts delegation at the 1924 Democratic National Convention when making light of his own campaign problems: “Either we must switch to a more liberal candidate or move to a cheaper hotel.”

As a two-thirds vote was needed to win the nomination, McAdoo and Smith essentially canceled each other out and the scores of “favorite sons” placed into nomination prevented either man from collecting even a simple majority of votes. A total of 19 candidates got votes on the first ballot. By the time the thing concluded, 60 different candidates had received a delegate’s vote. Floor demonstrations abounded between ballots, with the chants for “Mac! Mac! McAdoo!” countered by Smith’s forces who cried out, “Ku, Ku, McAdoo,” Fistfights and screaming matches, featuring choice obscenities were common.

H.L. Mencken, who covered the rowdy, sweltering, never-ending convention for the Baltimore Evening Sun, wrote, “There may not be enough kluxers in the convention to nominate McAdoo, but there are probably enough to beat any anti-klan candidate so far heard of, and they are all on their tiptoes today, their hands clutching their artillery nervously and their eyes apop for dynamite bombs and Jesuit spies.” The ensuing deadlock inspired Mencken to pen this oft-quoted passage about political conventions in a July 14, 1924, post-mortem of the Madison Square Garden spectacle:

For there is something about a national convention that makes it as fascinating as a revival or a hanging. It is vulgar, it is ugly, it is stupid, it is tedious, it is hard upon both the higher cerebral centers and the gluteus maximus, and yet it is somehow charming. One sits through long sessions wishing heartily that all the delegates and alternates were dead and in hell—and then suddenly there comes a show so gaudy and hilarious, so melodramatic and obscene, unimaginably exhilarating and preposterous that one lives a gorgeous year in an hour.

“When the debris began to fall, somebody looked underneath the pile and dragged out John W. Davis,” wrote New York Times reporter Arthur C. Krock. The 1924 convention wasn’t the Democratic Party’s first experiment in conventional chaos. The 1912 convention took 46 ballots to select Woodrow Wilson, and the 1920 convention spent 44 ballots on picking James Cox. But the 1924 convention appears to have wounded the Democratic Party, which failed spectacularly in the fall election. Davis collected only 28.8 percent of the vote against the winner, Republican President Calvin Coolidge.

Can you imagine how the likes of Scott Pelley, Chuck Todd, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and the host of Fake News Anchors of 2017 would spin the 1924 Democrat National Convention? Would the Democrat’s failure to disavow the KKK merit a mention at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times or the Washington Post?

Gene McVay has their number, how about YOU?

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT AMERICA’S RACIST HISTORY?

August 17, 2017

I will not attempt to make sense out of the current demise of the American news media including their hysterical meltdowns over all things related to the President of the United States and his supporters. Most recently this includes their obsession with the KKK and other white supremacist hate groups.

Democrats stood shoulder to shoulder as they fought to keep their slaves during the Civil War and continued to fight AGAINST integration, equality and civil rights for a hundred years.

The Democrats pretended to be reconstructed after the war and steadily regained power throughout the South. By 1954 the Democrats controlled Southern Legislatures with a 99% majority. Democrats had won by the ballot all that had been lost by the sword.

The Ku Klux Klan was formed at the end of the Civil War in 1866 by white supremacist Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate General and the first Grand Wizard of the KKK.

The Democrats refused to accept the loss of the Civil War just as they refused to accept the loss of the Presidential Election of 2016.

The KKK is undeniably a terrorist organization but what made the Klan an especially insidious terrorist organization, and a threat to civil liberties, was that it functioned as the unofficial paramilitary arm of Southern segregationist governments. This allowed its members to kill with impunity and allowed Southern segregationists to eliminate activists by force without alerting federal authorities. The Klan included many cowardly Southern politicians who hid their faces behind hoods, and their ideology behind an unconvincing facade of patriotism.

In 1867, the Klan murdered several thousand people in the former Confederate states as an effort to suppress the political participation of black Southerners and their allies. The Ku Klux Klan claimed that it was philosophically a Christian, patriotic organization rather than a white supremacist group, a cursory glance at the Klan’s catechism reveals otherwise:

~Are you opposed to Negro equality both social and political?

~Are you in favor of a white man’s government in this country?

~Are you in favor of maintaining the constitutional rights of the South?

~Are you in favor of the reenfranchisement and emancipation of the white men of the South, and the restitution of the Southern people to all their rights, alike proprietary, civil, and political?

~Do you believe in the inalienable right of self-preservation of the people against the exercise of arbitrary and unlicensed power?

The “inalienable right to self-preservation” is a clear reference to the Klan’s violent activities — and its emphasis, even at this early stage, is clearly white supremacy.

Finally, in 1871, Congress passed the Klan Act, allowing the federal government to intervene and arrest Klan members on a large scale. Over the next several years, the Klan largely went deep underground and was replaced by other violent white supremacist groups.

By 1920 the Klan became a more public organization and expanded its platform to include Prohibition, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, anti-Communism, and anti-Catholicism. Spurred on by the romanticized white supremacist history portrayed in Birth of a Nation, bitter whites throughout the country begin to form local Klan groups.

In the early 1940s, Robert C. Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia.

According to Byrd, a Klan official told him, “You have a talent for leadership; Bob … The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation.” Byrd later recalled, “Suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did.” Byrd became a recruiter and leader of his chapter. When it came time to elect the top officer, Byrd was elected Exalted Cyclops unanimously.

In December 1944, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo: “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” Byrd kept his word and worked as a gas station attendant, a grocery store clerk, a shipyard welder and a butcher.

In 1946, Byrd wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard stating, “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.” However, when running for the United States House of Representatives in 1952, Byrd claimed, “After about a year, I became disinterested, quit paying my dues, and dropped my membership in the organization. During the nine years that have followed, I have never been interested in the Klan.” He said he had joined the Klan because he felt it offered excitement and was anti-communist.

Much later, Byrd called joining the KKK “the greatest mistake I ever made.” And also warned, “Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don’t get that albatross around your neck. Once you’ve made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena.”

In 1951 members of the Ku Klux Klan firebombed the home of NAACP Florida executive director Harry Tyson Moore and his wife, Harriet, on Christmas Eve. Both were killed in the blast. The murders are the first high-profile Southern Klan killings among many during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s — most of which either go unprosecuted or result in acquittals by all-white juries.

In 1963 members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the predominantly black 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four little girls.

In 1964 the Mississippi chapter of the Ku Klux Klan firebombed twenty predominantly black churches, and then (with the aid of local police) murdered civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in 1954 that struck down School Segregation, Senator Byrd moved to the forefront of the southern crusade to maintain segregation and states’ rights. His call for “massive resistance” in February 1956 became a rallying cry for those determined to oppose even token desegregation. In March, Senator Byrd helped mobilize the signing of the “Southern Manifesto,” which denounced the Court’s decision in the school segregation cases and pledged to “use all lawful means” to bring about its reversal. One hundred and one southern members of Congress signed the document. There happened to be 101 southern members of Congress at the time and all but 2 were Democrats. They had won with the ballot what they had lost by the sword.

Within Virginia, the Byrd organization was the backbone of the legislative effort to frustrate school desegration.

The Virginia Legislature enacted laws requiring the Governor to close Public Schools rather than allow them to be integrated and providing tuition grants to students attending segregated private schools in their place. In September 1958, Governor J. Lindsay Almond ordered the closing of several Public Schools. In January 1959, the courts invalidated Virginia’s massive resistance laws and forced the schools to be reopened. Byrd remained in adamant opposition and became a national symbol of unbending resistance to integration, equality and civil rights.

Some of the more prominent signers of the Southern Manifesto were:

Senators J. W. Fulbright, John L. McClellan, John Stennis, Strom Thurmon, Price Daniel and Harry F. Bird and Representatives Carl Elliott, Robert E. Jones, Wilbur D. Mills, James W. Trimble, Charles E. Bennett, E. L. Forrester, Hale Boggs, Thomas G. Abernethy, Woodrow W. Jones, Mendel Rivers, Clifford Davis, John Dowdy, Pat Jennings and Joel T. Brothill.

Byrd, Fulbright, Stennis & Wilbur Mills were giants in American politics. Not even the Wilbur Mills scandal at the Tidal Basin between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial with stripper Fanne Foxe could tarnish the brilliance of Wilbur Mills. No journalist would ever consider saying a single critical word about these racist bigots. Au contraire, these politicians are worshiped as gods along with Hugo Chávez, Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama.  Do you think there is any chance the Washington Post would report real news like the Wilbur Mills scandal in the Swamp today?

While that nasty old Battle Flag of the Confederacy turned poisonous a few years ago along with rebel mascots, the Confederate leaders and politicians became that much more beloved.

President Obama called Byrd, the nation’s longest-serving legislator and a fierce protector of the US Constitution, a “Senate icon” and an “elder statesman.” Pretty tall words for a man who said he would never fight in the Armed Forces with a negro by his side.

President Bill Clinton Eulogized Senator Fulbright at his funeral, “We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better. . . .” Fulbright was also among those who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That filibuster continued for 83 days. If you attended public schools you believe the Democrats were responsible for passing the Civil Rights Act but the House vote in favor was 80% Republican and 61% Democrat. In the Senate 82% Republicans voted in favor along with 69% of the Democrats.

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the University of Arkansas’ college for students with interest in the liberal arts. It is named for former University President and United States Senator J. William Fulbright. The College has 19 different academic departments. In 2012, Fulbright College awarded the most undergraduate degrees of the eight colleges at the University of Arkansas.

When he was running for president, Vice President Al Gore told the NAACP that his father, Senator Al Gore Sr., had lost his Senate seat because he voted for the Civil Rights Act. Uplifting story — except it’s false. Gore Sr. voted against the Civil Rights Act. He lost in 1970 in a race that focused on prayer in public schools, the Vietnam War, and the Supreme Court.

Al Gore’s reframing of the relevant history is the story of the Democratic Party in microcosm. The party’s history is blemished with racism and terror. The Democrats were the party of slavery, black codes, Jim Crow, segregation and that miserable terrorist excrescence, the Ku Klux Klan. Republicans were the party of Lincoln, Reconstruction, anti-lynching laws, integration and the civil rights acts of 1875, 1957, 1960, and 1964.

As recently as 2010, the Senate’s president pro tempore was former Ku Klux Klan Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.). Rather than acknowledge their sorry history, modern Democrats have rewritten it.

When MSNBC was commemorating the 50th anniversary of segregationist George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” stunt to prevent the integration of the University of Alabama, the network wrongfully identified Wallace as a Republican.

In September 1957, Arkansas Democratic Governor Orval E. Faubus became the national symbol of racial segregation when he used Arkansas National Guardsmen to block the enrollment of nine black students who had been ordered by a federal judge to desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School. His action created a national crisis with President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalizing Arkansas National Guard troops and ordering more Federal Troops to Little Rock to ensure the judge’s order was obeyed, to protect the black students and maintain order for the remainder of the school year.

Orval Faubus retained his position as Governor of Arkansas for another 10 years. Can you imagine this, Arkansas, the State of Faubus, Wilbur Mills, J. William Fulbright and John L. McClellan, rejected the former First Lady of Arkansas, Hillary Clinton, in the Presidential Election? Donald Trump won Arkansas with 60.57% to Hillary’s 33.65% by carrying 67 of the 75 counties. The counties Hillary Clinton won had the highest percentages of African American voters including Pulaski County where the Capital, Little Rock, is located with 31.87% African American residents.

The Democrats have been sedulously rewriting history for decades. Their preferred version pretends that all the Democratic racists and segregationists left their party and became Republicans starting in the 1960s. How convenient. If it were true that the South began to turn Republican due to Lyndon Johnson’s passage of the Civil Rights Act, you would expect that the Deep South, the states most associated with racism, would have been the first to move. That’s not what happened. The first southern states to trend Republican were on the periphery: North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida. The voters who first migrated to the Republican party were suburban, prosperous New South types. The more Republican the South has become, the less racist.

The way Democrats are still using race to foment hatred still fools too many people. Remember what happened to Trent Lott when he uttered a few dumb words about former segregationist Strom Thurmond? He didn’t get the kind of pass Bill Clinton did when praising Fulbright or Barack Obama got while praising Robert Byrd.

Hillary Clinton told a mostly black audience that “what is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to another. . . . Today Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.” She was presumably referring to voter-ID laws, which, by the way, 51 percent of black Americans support. Racism has an ugly past in the Democratic party. The accusation of racism has an ugly present.

If you believe any of these facts are being taught by unionized NEA Teachers in Government Schools or by Liberal Professors in the most prestigious universities, YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN. If Conservatives and Patriots do not share this information, it will never trickle down to the younger generations. If you allow the racists to win the Information War, you won’t like the American Culture that ensues.

I hope the images in this article will show you how Democrat racists have been elevated to Sainthood with Robert C. Byrd’s moniker decorating schools, universities, public buildings, hospitals, bridges and his statue occupying a place of honor in the Rotunda of the Nation’s Capitol Building.

In 1986, Donald Trump received The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations “Ellis Island Award” along with Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Victor Borge and Anita Bryant. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded each year in celebration of “patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity”:

“The Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity. They recognize individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America. As always, NECO remains dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of America’s greatest symbol of its immigrant history, Ellis Island.”

The Democrats and their corrupt media have tried to paint President Trump as anti-immigrant. By shouting it 24/7, some people start to believe it. President Trump like Gene McVay, married immigrants. We love immigrants but we support immigrants who come to our shores legally, through the front door as opposed to crawling through the hole in the fence. Is that too complicated for Democrats, Establishment Republicans, Hollywood and the Media to understand? If it is, maybe they should venture into Mexico through the hole in the fence and reflect on their actions in a Mexican Dungeon for a couple of years? Or, they might try hiking near the Iranian border to see if Iran is serious about border security.

Ponder these things as you listen to the American media, Hollywood, politicians, TV anchors and protesters criticize the President of the United States. If you are not so ashamed that you wish your head was covered with a bag, you are part of the problem or maybe you are already wearing a sheet?

Response to Threats by North Korea since 2013

August 9, 2017

While Schumer & McCain criticize President Trump for talking tough, NATO urges a firm response to North Korea.

Be thankful America does not have a babe in the woods in the White House.

After NK tested a nuclear weapon in 2013, the world was quick to condemn the action.

“The Australian Government condemns in the strongest possible terms nuclear testing by North Korea”

“The North Korean regime’s reckless disregard for the global will is again on display. This test—North Korea’s third—is provocative and marks a serious, misguided threat to regional peace and security.” Canadian PM

“China resolutely opposes the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

India called upon North Korea to “refrain from such actions which adversely impact on peace and stability in region.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that all nuclear weapons should be “destroyed”. However, Iran had a senior representative monitoring the nuclear test.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry stated that “These actions by the DPRK, in violation of its international obligations, must be met with a swift response by the international community.”

The Prime Minister of Japan said the test was a “grave threat” that could not be tolerated.

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs condemned North Korea’s nuclear test and considered that “It goes against the efforts of the international community to foment dialogue, trust, and cooperation.”

There was similar reaction to a North Korean 2016 missile test.

What will the Schumer ~ McCain caucus have to say after North Korean missiles rain down on Seattle and LA? “Cut it out, strong letter to follow?”

Did objecting to misbehavior in the past have any effect on the madman in NK?

Should our Commander in Chief invite Un to the White House for a Beer Summit? Maybe draw a red line along the Continental Divide?

Clearly, idle threats and crying “wolf” over and over again have only encouraged Little Un to become more reckless. Maybe Un has been radicalized by watching CNN & MSNBC incessantly criticizing President Trump along with every Tweet and every word he utters and every scoop of ice cream he eats?

Do you support the likes of Schumer & McCain or do you stand with President Trump?

As for Gene McVay and my house, we stand with America and our President.

Perspective on President Trump, the RNC, Congress, Mueller & the Precipice.

August 4, 2017

If the RNC was worth a nickle they would help President Trump instead of just dangling from his coattails.

I would have 5 Democrat Senators switching to the GOP by now. McCain & Collins would be completely irrelevant.

In spite of everything our President is doing for America, our country is not out of the woods!

Evil forces in both Parties are trying to start a thermonuclear war with Russia.

Gangs, Cartels, anarchists, terrorists and paid rioters are chipping away at the fiber of America.

Sanctuary Cities and whole Sanctuary States are promoting lawlessness.

The Deep State corrupt Never Trump Special Counsel and his army of Hillary Clinton Donors are pouring over President Trump’s financial records having been unable to find a scintilla of evidence of collusion with Russia. The term Witch Hunt is woefully inadequate for this lawless coup.

If the government gave me unlimited funds and power, I could dig deep enough to find dirt on any living soul. Is that how the legal system works?

Mueller has no probable cause to dig into President Trump’s financial records are any other warrantless searches!

The President has enough on his plate without the Deep State witch hunt.

We are watching the very reason the President cannot be indicted or arrested.

A President guilty of High Crimes and Misdemeanors can be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate.

If Obama and Bill Clinton got away with Sex in the Oval Office, Russia uranium, Iran $140 billion, Benghazi, pay to play, Fast and Furious, IRS and one scandal after another, what the Hell is going on with this Witch Hunt?

It’s bad enough when the Supreme Court overrides the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government; it’s intolerable when the Deputy Attorney General created a Fourth Branch of Government!

The United States has not been this close to Civil War since Democrats fired on Fort Sumpter on April 12th, 1861. Back then, America was not facing terrorist and nuclear threats from without and from within.

Today is a good time to choose sides. As for me and my house, we are with President Trump and America 100%.

WHERE DID THE AMERICAN FAMILY FARMS GO?

July 25, 2017

“Rural kids and parents angry about Labor Dept. Regs banning farm chores” was a news headline a few years ago.

I hope the Trump Administration will take a deep look into how the DOL and other agencies have systematically worked to destroy family farms in America. As if battling the weather, unpredictable prices, insects, blight, labor shortages, equipment failures, water shortages, crop failures and swings in fuel prices are not enough, farm families never know when a bus load of DOL inspectors will descend on them like a swarm of locusts.

In the 1930’s, the United States was home to 6.3 million farms; today, there are approximately 2 million, and fewer every day. The average age of today’s farmer or rancher is 60 years old and many give up as their children have no interest in taking on the hard work and low pay or in many instances, no pay of a family farmer.

If government inspectors knocked on your door and went through your house with a fine toothed comb, no home in America would be completely free of violations.. The same is true of a family farm. DOL regulations have been designed over the years to punish employers whether in billion dollar corporations or small family farms. A Corporate CEO once told me the government punished him for hiring personnel.

Last year, the Obama Administration Labor Department said that fines for violations of health and safety, worker’s compensation and wage and hour regulations were increasing.

The agency said maximum penalties from its Occupational Safety and Health Administration increased by 78 percent, from $7,000 to $12,471, while penalties for violations of the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act increased from $1,100 to $1,894.

Very early in my career, I was Chief of Safety overseeing Flight Safety, Ground Safety, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene and weapons Safety. My Inspectors found countless violations of OSHA regulations but, of course, the government does not fine itself. The simple fix for the vast majority of the petty regulatory violations was to affix a warning tag.

Those petty regulations have morphed into Godzilla today for private companies and family farms but not for the government itself.

What if the VA was fined for not resolving MY EIGHT YEAR OLD VA Claim?

Representative Jason Chaffetz was Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last year when the committee produced their Oversight & Government Reform Report to the 114th Congress.

The report was titled, “Restoring the Power of the Purse: Shining Light on Federal Agencies Billion Dollar Fines Collections.”

According to the report, the U.S. Government takes in billions of dollars per year through the assessment of fines and penalties, collecting over $83 billion between 2010 and 2015.

While the DOJ handles the bulk of enforcement activities, several other less well-known enforcement agencies are assessing substantial fines and penalties and negotiating settlements through administrative proceedings. In just the past year alone there has been a $158 million settlement between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and cellphone providers; a settlement between LifeLock and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for failing to protect consumers’ sensitive personal information; and a $1.6 million fine imposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Southwest Airlines for tarmac delays.

No fines were imposed on President Clinton, however, for his tarmac delays. The first, according to the New York times, “Two of Los Angeles International Airport’s four runways were shut down for nearly an hour on Tuesday, some incoming flights were delayed and Air Force One sat on the tarmac with engines running — all so that President Clinton’s Beverly Hills hairstylist, Chistophe, could come aboard and give Mr. Clinton a high-price trim before he took off for Washington.”

More recently the Attorney General met secretly with Bill Clinton on an unlit tarmac to discuss golf and grand kids.

Do you understand that LifeLock, Southwest Airlines and cellphone providers will not end up paying the fines? Unfortunately, YOU and I will pay the fines through higher costs. Sadly, the family farmers can’t pass their fines along to their customers. They are stuck in a rut, so to speak. Family Farms are vanishing from the face of the Earth because our government is putting them out of business. Family Farms are not like Factories and cannot simply move to Mexico or China where farms and government are on the same side.

The DOJ routinely enters into multi-million and billion-dollar settlements on agencies’ behalf for a variety of legal, regulatory, and administrative violations, which include civil monetary penalties, consumer relief and restitution, and relief to states and other enforcement authorities.

What is less understood, however, is what happens after the Government obtains the money.

In 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report examining the DOJ’s use of fines and penalties. The report found that in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, approximately 15 percent of DOJ’s budget came from seven alternative sources of funding such as fines, fees, and penalties. Further, some of this funding is not necessarily reviewed as part of the appropriations process, and as a result, “may not be subject to the same scrutiny” as other programs. GAO found the DOJ could improve management and transparency of these sources.

In light of GAO’s findings and increasingly voluminous settlements entered into on the Government’s behalf, the Committee examined the amount, use, and accountability of such funds taken in by the U.S. Government. Between March and June of 2015, the Committee sent requests to 34 federal agencies, 15 including all cabinet level agencies, seeking information regarding their assessment and collection of fines and penalties. Committee staff worked with each agency to evaluate amounts collected and how the fines are accounted. Agencies generally reported three streams. First, agencies reported sending the vast bulk of these funds to the General Fund of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in accordance with federal law where the funds are subject to Congress’s general appropriations power. Second, agencies reported retaining funds pursuant to specific exemptions or exclusions under law. Third, agencies reported re-routing funds collected to other agencies pursuant to specific statutory authorities.

I could get deeper into the Swamp but I think I have exposed you to enough misquotes for the time being. President George Washington had Four Cabinet members. Do you think, in your wildest dreams, that those five men could have ever imagined that the United States of America would evolve into a deep state enemy of the People? That America would destroy itself from within just like Rome except more like Rome on Steroids?

Only one man, with God’s help, can fix America. Are you with him or with the Corrupt Media, Hollywood, Corrupt Bureaucrats and the Democrats?

I stand with President Trump.