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MY UNSCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS - SIX REASONS WHY TRUMP WILL WIN IN 2020

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Barring an unfortunate circumstance, God forbid, such as a health problem or being assassinated Trump wins in a landslide in 2020. This is my unscientific analysis of why I think this will happen. Two years from now I can review this post and see how wrong, or right I was. I know that many Conservatives are upset over some of the decisions that Trump has made. Such as the resignation of General " Mad Dog" Mattis over his Syria policy and the bill that Trump signed yesterday funding the border wall. This bill is fraught with Democratic minefields and as Trump said in his speech yesterday the Republican controlled Congress let him down by not getting the wall funded during the first two years of his administration. Trump, however; did the right thing declaring a national emergency in order to get the wall built and the bill he signed gives him access to funds that were  appropriated by Congress. 
REASON 1 - Those of us who voted for Trump in 2016 are not going to abandon hi…

I DO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT BIRTHIN BABIES

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I know that I am going to open up a hornets nest but here goes nothing. My name is not Prissy. Remember the girl in Gone With The Wind. " I don't know nothin about birthin no babies" . Contrary to popular belief I know a little bit about the process. I was with my wife when she was in labor and gave birth to four babies. Due to a doctor's incompetence I was also with her when she lost one. I get it. Having a baby is very painful and the whole process of carrying a baby is uncomfortable. I walked two miles each week to get my wife the banana splits she was craving while carrying my oldest boy. This is when we didn't have a car when I was stationed in Oregon. I was also with her when she was bedridden for months in Colorado Springs while carrying my oldest daughter. My wife is a trooper. I never heard her scream out in pain like you see in the movies but she did nearly twist my arm off a few times during contractions. Counting my oldest granddaughter we raised f…

ELIZABETH JENNINGS - AMERICA'S FIRST ROSA PARKS

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When we think of a Black person in history who finally said enough is enough, I am not giving up my seat on public transportation, the first person that comes to mind is Rosa Parks. Actually there have been at least four other people besides Parks that have that distinction. Claudette Colvin, Homer Plessy, Ida B. Wells, and Elizabeth Jennings. Three of the five are lost to history. The only reason we know about Homer Plessy is because of the famous Supreme Court case in 1896 called Plessy vs. Ferguson which Homer ended up losing. This case would legalize segregation in the U.S. until the famous Brown vs. the Board of Education ruling in 1954. Not until the 1964 Civil Rights Act would legal segregation die the permanent death that it deserved. Elizabeth Jennings holds the distinction of being the first Black person to fight for her seat. This incident, though lost to history, would lead to the desegregation of public transportation in New York.

 Elizabeth was born either in 1827 or …

IDENTIFYING THE REAL ENEMY

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For years we have mislabeled people. I have been guilty of that, although I am constantly trying to correct myself. It is hard to break old habits. We confuse liberals with leftists on a routine basis. A true liberal is a patriot and loves America. A leftist does not. Liberals want to preserve American sovereignty and a leftist does not. A liberal is not a Communist but leftists are. Liberals value human life and leftists do not. A liberal cherishes the right of free speech but a leftist does not. I could go on and on but I think that you get the picture. The difference between a true liberal and a conservative is that we have shared goals. We have a difference of opinion on how to achieve those goals. For example the liberals of John Kennedy's day believed in tax cuts, the same as conservatives. Liberals, like conservatives knew that tax cuts created revenue. Where they differed was in who got to keep the money. Conservatives wanted the taxpayer to be able to keep their hard e…

PROTECTING THE FIRST AMENDMENT

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Amendment I
 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
  I believe in the 1st Amendment as strongly as I do the 2nd Amendment and all rights covered under the Bill of Rights and I am not a believer in the left wing, or progressive idea that the Constitution is a living, breathing document. In my view the Constitution should be strictly adhered to. The beauty of it is that the founding Fathers gave us the means to change it through the Amendment process rather than through allowing a president, congressman, or federal judge to change it on a whim. This is exactly what the court has been doing since Marbury vs. Madison in 1803. It was then that Chief Justice John Marshall usurped the power of judicial review. A power not granted to the court by the Founding Fa…