A Conservative View

Praying that Donald Trump can save Americas freedoms!

Archive for the tag “Eisenhower”

REPULSIVECANS IMPLODE!

I hope I am not the only conservative who has endured eight year of Obama and now afraid of what is known as the Republican Party. I often wonder and would love if anyone older than my nearly 87 years has ever read my articles? I do have two friends older that do read my work and both agree with my political conservatism 100%. We have a great advantage as we have witnessed politics in America for a very long time. I have never discussed with my two older friends if they have always been conservatives. If so they, like myself, were Democrats when they were young men. We don’t need a history book as we have watched the Democratic party change from being the conservative leader to the now 100% socialist party of “NO”.  In the south we watched the Republican Party grow from no one to the majority Party in less than one decade.

My grandfather was the Democratic County Clerk of Palo Pinto County Texas when I was a boy. He was active in the Democratic party during the 1920′, 1930’s and early 1940’s. He was defeated after WWII and died at 70 in 1949. He was my idol and  had  a great impact on my life as he, like the Democratic party were staunch conservatives. I was 19 when he died and had been in the US Navy for nearly two years. I had never voted when he died as you were not considered an adult until you were 21. One thing is certain after having 7 children and 14 of my 15 grand children reach 21, maturity or adulthood is not measured by age. I have one 65 who has questionable political maturity and others were mature before they were 18. Allowing anyone to vote should require a written test just like a driver’s license. Anyone who can’t read or has questionable mentality should never be allowed to vote.   

My first vote in any election was in 1952  for Dwight Eisenhower for President. Without a doubt most statewide and local votes were for Democrats who were conservatives at that time. I have voted for Democrats in my Texas County of Sabine as late as 2008 as locally you had to be a Democrat to win an election. The ones in elected office were conservatives but things in East Texas and many other places in the south had not recognized the switch at the local level

I have been allowed to vote for 65 years now and watching the Congressional, Judicial and Executive branches elevate themselves to an “Elite” status has been troubling. Now we have more than the upper level of government employees having status far beyond the average American. We have gone from only the President from having a private airplane to lower than Cabinet level government employees demanding elevated status. I remember when Harry Truman left office he drove his own car back to Missouri. Our government is more than a swamp and unless you are blind and deaf you can see how powerful the employees have become and are using every possible way to dump Trump. Now we even have treason used with little concern of the media to reveal top-secret documents. I had a top-secret security clearance for several years and abridging this privilege would have still seen me in prison. I will guarantee that some of these idiots leaking information were not subjected to the vetting process I went through. These irresponsible people who commit treason do not deserve to be American citizens.

Now,  and again after waiting eight years to see the Republicans gain the majority in all three branches of government, they have become the enemy of the people. Watching Rand Paul, Susan Collins and a revolving group of face-time Congressional Representatives and Senators play politics with an issue so critical for the people is sickening. These same “Elites” have bitched, campaigned against, spent eight years hammering the Democrats every time they could beg to get interviewed to repeal Obamacare. Now that they have the power to kill the “Snake” that has created the biggest increase in insurance costs, erased forever the benefit of healthcare as a tax-free incentive working people and made billions for the insurance industry, they decided to fight each other.

In less than a year the Republicans have given away their leadership role to the Democrats who just sit back and watched the “Elephant Roast” make the Republicans look like buffoons they must be. I get a request for donations every day from the Republican Party. I will not help pay to watch the continued war among themselves. I get articles and listen to the pundits on Fox News try to wake these morons up with no success.

Obama shoved his healthcare plan that he knew would bankrupt America after he left office and at least the Democrats did not slay each other. Now we watch our elected Repulsivecan saviors enter the bullfight to save us and watch them decide to fight each other. The Bull just went up into the stands to watch the slaughter. I hope Trump can drain the swamp alone as these idiots will be of no help.  C Brewer      

WOW, DAVID STOCKMAN HITS A HOME RUN!

I have spent two days reading and absorbing one of the most brilliant Americans alive, David Stockman, and his attempt to explain how America is at the threshold of getting the freedom train back on the tracks. This is the most explicit attempt to put the right person in the most advantageous place to hopefully “Unite” rather than divide the people. This is a long article I hope every American alive will at least read and all but the deaf mute Demoncrat’s will hopefully wake up and understand?  

Breaking News at Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/DavidStockman/Donald-Trump-American-Politics-GOP-Republican-Party/2016/03/21/id/720127/#ixzz43m0qR2q4

I will attempt to summarize key passages and close with some personal observations hoping you will read the entire article connection above and my summary in italic at the end.

Summarization

“Such a grand bargain would not only clear the primary field and quash any backroom hijacking of the nomination by the Washington GOP establishment; it would also permit each man to play his highest and best role at this great inflection point in the nation’s history.”

“That is, Donald Trump’s job is to destroy the Republican/Neocon establishment and bring working class America back into a modern version of a McKinley-style Republican Party. Ted Cruz’ task is to spend a lifetime bringing strict constructionism back to the high court, thereby helping to restore constitutional restraints on a leviathan state that fundamentally threatens personal liberty and economic freedom and prosperity in America.”

He suggest that Kasich get out of the way before a deeper divide within the Republican Party.

“Beyond the rightness of it, there’s some pretty potent logic for the politics of the deal, too, there would be lots of winners all around — most especially the long-suffering American people.”

“Mitch McConnell and his rudderless Senate wheels, for example, would not need even a 10-minute caucus to hand down to young Ted Cruz a life sentence to the Supreme Court.”

“As to the former, Ted Cruz is about as close to the next Antonin Scalia as exists in America today. It goes without saying that he could do far more for the cause of liberty as a justice than as a gadfly senator.”

“At the same time, the American people would be spared of another bellicose politician hell-bent on extending Washington’s imperial depredations. Cruz seems to have the Ronald Reagan disease. That is, his belief in small government does not extend to the Pentagon side of the Potomac; and his high regard for liberty does not appear to encompass innocent foreigners dwelling in the vicinity of desert sands he would cause to glow in the dark.”

“As for Kasich, it is hard to think of a more inapt messenger with a more wrong-headed message. America does not need another compromiser, reconciler and wizened Washington ranch hand who can split the difference.”

“Governor Kasich’s specious claim to be a fiscally prudent budget balancer is especially telling. One of the most outrageous Washington wastes is right under his nose. Namely, the Lima Ohio M-1 tank line that he and the Ohio politicians keep open despite 10,000 such lethal machines already in inventory.”

“In truth, Kasich is exactly the kind of political lifer that needs to occupy the Joe Biden chair of policy irrelevance during the monumental reckoning ahead. He has indulged in double talk for so many decades that he no longer even knows when his lips are synching or even moving.”

“C’mon. He took a 90% bribe from Obama to drastically expand Medicaid in Ohio at the expense of taxpayers in Idaho and Texas, whose faithful governors didn’t. Yet he has the nerve to call himself a champion of decentralization?”

“I have no idea whether Donald Trump will see through this Kasich style fiscal hypocrisy or not. But I do believe him when he decries our $19 trillion national debt and when he says that he is going after Washington’s fiscal profligacy with hammer and tongs.”

“Trump is unschooled in the self-serving rationalizations that keep the rackets going, even as he is endowed with such ample self-confidence that he is sure to go charging into the nation’s fiscal mess like a bull in a china shop.

And that’s much to be welcomed after years of a bipartisan conspiracy of silence and Washington’s perfidiously orchestrated regime of fiscal can-kicking. Broken furniture and bombastic challenges are exactly what the fiscal doctor ordered. Indeed, what a President Trump could actually do is prove that the way to shutdown Washington’s budgetary rackets is by means of an insurrectionist-in-chief inside the White House, not furtive threats to close the Washington Monument lobbed down Pennsylvania Avenue from Capitol Hill.”

“Say what you will about Trump’s controversial business history, the four bankruptcies and the rest. Yet it is absolutely certain that he knows at least this much: You don’t stop a flood of budgetary red ink with a 25-year plan to get to a balanced budget by 2038!”

“Big Pharma and the health insurance cartel are already in Trump’s gun sights, but once he gets to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue he will quickly discover the target rich environment on the Pentagon side of the Potomac, too. The hideously expensive, technically plagued and completely unneeded trillion dollar F-35 fighter would be the ideal place for him to start.”

“Here’s the thing. Mitt Romney’s viscous public attack on Trump is only the beard. It is merely the censored for-family-TV-version of what the entire neocon establishment and War Party is saying every day in the corridors of Imperial Washington.”

“Needless to say, the Donald is taking names and will not be reluctant to do far more than kick offending posteriors. He will make it his business to hound, denounce, denigrate and dispatch the entire passel of neocon power brokers who have declared war on his candidacy. And, yes, an Imperial City purged of Bill Kristol and his gang of bloodthirsty provocateurs would already be on the road to redemption.”

“Indeed, if America’s foreign policy could be seized from the grasp of the Washington War Party and its AIPAC subsidiary, the fiscal equation would be instantly transformed. Over and again, Trump seems to grasp that the real security of the homeland has nothing to do with being the world’s policeman and defense sugar-daddy.”

“So The Donald will need massive spending cuts in Washington at the very same time that desperate socialist governments in Europe will face a global recession induced outbreak of red ink in their own fiscal accounts. That will be the Donald’s moment——the opening to disband NATO, slash defense spending across both continents and negotiate the kind of global disarmament deals that Eisenhower unsuccessfully sought and Warren G. Harding actually achieved.”

“And that brings us to the supreme irony of this fraught political season. The Washington and New York chattering class has been nearly busting a spleen over the prospect of Trump’s (alleged) stubby fingers on the nuclear button. I haven’t heard such full-throated hysteria since they worked up a similar campaign against Ronald Reagan in the fall of 1980.”

“Likewise, in a world heading into the fiscal dumpster, Donald Trump is more likely to negotiate an end to today’s monumental waste on arms and thereby win the Nobel Peace Prize than he is to start a war. Stated differently, Trump can lead the world back to the 1991 status quo ante for one salient reason. He never got the War Party memo that proclaimed an American Imperium that has now failed horribly; and he will relish doing unstinting battle against it Imperial City architects — the Clintons and the neocons.”

“Still, redemption for the US economy and the nation’s wage and salary earning households will require more than the recovery of fiscal rectitude, as crucial as that is to avoiding a calamitous national bankruptcy during the next decade.”

“What is actually needed is a modern rendition of President William McKinley’s “full dinner pail” economics of circa 1900. McKinley was a hard money Republican who impaled William Jennings Bryan twice on his own cross of anti-gold populism by selling the gospel of free enterprise and mild protectionism to the laboring classes of America’s flourishing interior.

“Donald Trump is on to that. But what he needs to better understand is that it was the gold standard and free enterprise elements of the McKinley formula that carried the day, not the moderately protectionist tariffs. The latter had actually been designed a decade earlier by McKinley himself as an Ohio industrial belt Congressman to insure wage equivalence with the principal industrial centers of England and Europe. And that gets us to a segue to The Donald’s well-intended but incomplete stance on global trade, the massive loss of full-pay productive jobs in America during recent decades and his claim that we are “losing” $500 billion a year to China, $59 billion to Mexico and so forth.”

“He is right. But it’s not just, or even mainly, due to bad trade deals negotiated by stupid bureaucrats in the state department and the USTR office. It’s mainly owing to bad money created by stupid Keynesians at the Federal Reserve. They have enabled the rise of a virulent form of export mercantilism and currency manipulation throughout the entirety of East Asia and much of the EM world which drafts in its economic wake. Stated differently, the two decade long regime of central bank driven free money has destroyed the possibility of free trade. What passes for “free trade” today has nothing to do with the real thing.”

“So-called free trade arrangements like NAFTA and the pending TPP are essentially statist deals negotiated among corporate, labor, environmentalist and other interest groups. If they actually result in increased global trade, the impact is marginal and largely incidental. Needless to say, that is all water over the dam now in 2016. American labor is hopelessly over-priced and the American standard of living teeters precariously on a debt-swollen economy that has no capacity to grow or create what used to be called middle class jobs.”

“Yet Trump’s relentless harping on trade might provide an avenue to reset a hopelessly impaired domestic labor market. In brief, the prospective GOP nominee should embrace Ted Cruz’s business flat tax as he sends its author on his way to the Supreme Court. “But rather than replacing the income tax, which over half of US households do not pay anyway, the Cruz flat tax should be calibrated at a rate which will permit elimination of the payroll tax entirely. Lifting the roughly 16% employer/employee wedge off the cost of labor in America—–a burden of some $1.4 trillion annually—- would do more to restore full dinner pail economics to main street than any other conceivable measure.”

“In truth, the Cruz business flat tax is just a gussied up value added tax (VAT). And that’s exactly what America needs — notwithstanding decades of caterwauling against it by the Washington business lobbies and their GOP bag carriers — because it taxes consumption, not labor and enterprise. Better still, it would fully tax the $2.4 trillion of goods imports which come into the country every year while being rebated on the $1.7 trillion of U.S. exports which fight for foreign markets with their arm tied behind their back — owing to systematic foreign protectionism and the blatant currency pegging and manipulation that Donald Trump has rightly called out.”

“Indeed, a Trump administration would not need to start any trade war at all. It only needs to fire Janet Yellen and her merry band of money printers and replace them with sound money proponents who will stop pegging interest rates and allow the money and capital markets to clear at free market levels.”

“In no time the dollar would strengthen and China’s $30 trillion house of cards would come crashing back to earth. The comrades in Beijing would have no choice except to shut down the Peoples Printing Press of China in order to prevent an outward stampede of flight capital like the world has never seen.”

“Even then, a Trump VAT could be calibrated to bring the one sided trade flows of the world back into more favorable balance. It would simply involve a surtax on the basic VAT rate for the goods of any country that continued to abuse its access to US markets via state export subsidies and exchange rate manipulations designed to artificially lower the price of its exports.”

“To be sure, in an ideal world the US should welcome the foolishness of any foreign government which subsidizes its exports. That is actually a form of foreign aid to American consumers. But like the mild McKinley tariff, the harm from taxing foreign goods would be far outweighed by the good that would come from relieving the existing payroll tax burden on domestic labor and enterprise. Likewise, the urgent necessity to close the nation’s disastrous fiscal gap would be far better accomplished by raising whatever revenues are required — after a thorough fiscal housecleaning on both sides of the Potomac — by taxing consumption, not production.”

Call it a revenue tariff, if need be. It brought full dinner pail economics to the McKinley era and could again.

“It also brought the laboring classes to the Republican Party and that’s essential. There is no hope for capitalism, fiscal solvency and constitutional governance and liberty in America if the Republican Party remains in thrall to the War Party and the crony capitalist racketeers who occupy its commanding heights in the Imperial City.”

“No wonder they will stop at nothing to stop Trump. But they won’t succeed. The American public is finished with the corruptions and destructions of the Imperial City. The Grand Old Party Is done.”

I highly recommend that each and every American that loves freedom “read every word” of the actual article that I have reduced in length hoping to capture as much attention as possible. David Stockman views himself as past his prime but I pray that he and other conservative economists will make themselves available to President Trump who will need advice, nerves, armor and a lot of prayers to get America back of the success track.

Seven years of cowardice, lies, false promises, illegal invasions, forgotten veterans, ruined retirement savings and future pensions, fired military leaders and enough Muslim loving Czars to match the old Soviet Empire is more than enough destruction. Both political parties need new names to signify their objectives. Demoncrats need to be renamed, “Socialists”. The Republican Party should be renamed the “Constitutionalists”. The remaining Communists like Hillary and the RINO’s who have control of Congress could join the Hollywood and media moguls and move to Canada as promised. Then we could build a wall on both land sides of America. God save the Canadian people if they allow them to immigrate. They do not deserve the result.

 

Clyde Brewer

POLITICS – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Can you imagine how life would be if we celebrated Christmas just one day every week? How about celebrating the Fourth of July and Mother’s Day every Tuesday 52 times a year? Or maybe we could have Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of every month. Yesterday was Halloween, maybe we should celebrate it every month on the 28th.

No, I have not suffered any malady, I am just sick of having my favorite fall TV shows pre-emptied for politics. In fact I am totally disturbed trying to just watch the news anymore as 20 percent of the time is for commercials and when political silly season gets in high gear after New Year’s this will be mostly political ads.

Has anyone noticed that America is 100 percent driven by politics today? Every decision made by the President, all government agencies, Congress, the Supreme, the majority of every Court in the land and all media outlets are primarily made for the political advantages for someone. The amount of money spent to control every decision made would probably exceed our total national debt every year.

I will offer some interesting suggestions and my first one is that for every dollar spent in the entire nation to pay for any political purpose would require an equal amount be paid in taxes. This would be from every election in America including city, county, state and national events. We may not be able to stop people like George Soros and the thousands who donate or buy political advantages but we can make it more expensive. We watch and read all of the ways the rich and famous find ways around how much they can shovel to the candidates. Turn them loose and force the publication of every donation made and how much they are taxed when they buy political influence. Let every American know what it costs to buy any advantages from politicians.

One year from next Tuesday, November 4th 2016 we will have the elections that will decide whether we remain a Republic or finish the Liberal-Progressive transformation into a Socialist Democracy. I doubt fifty percent of Americans who will make that decision even understand what I am saying. If we had an honest media in America one of them would explain the difference before the primaries and the actual elections someday to educate the people. You can bet that neither political party nor 98% of all government employees, including those elected, would support my suggestion. I am certain no college or university would allow this to be a subject taught as the professors and administration are 98% bleeding heart liberals.

The liberals currently have 100% of all dead voters, others like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, 50 million voters on welfare, SSI and the majority of all government employees. The Democrats are now trying to allow convicted criminals and in some states they have already allowed illegal immigrants to vote. I will be cremated by choice to prevent Demoncrats from seeing my name on a headstone while they fill out voter registrations in our cemeteries.

Democrats are so very close to having a solid majority that if Hillary wins there will be no need to ever have another Presidential election. They will anoint her as the first “Queen” of the “Socialist States of America. “United” is not a term used or promoted by the Demoncrats anymore.

It is time for someone to be a leader in America again. We are limited with choices as most have become career politicians. We have stripped the military with forced retirements of proven leaders. Obama has made a mockery of our laws by using Executive Orders to usurp our laws, especially with our immigration system. Cities and some states have openly avoided enforcing our laws and even the Supreme Court now uses empathy rather than enacted laws to make decisions. Congress is operating like an insane asylum on steroids in a boat with no rudder.

The rich and powerful are running scared that Americans might actually elect a President who is not a lifetime career politician. There are so many running for the Republican nomination these power brokers can’t decide on who to support so long as it is not Donald Trump.

I cast my first Presidential vote for Dwight Eisenhower as that was after I was 21 years old. I was not qualified to vote in the 1948 elections even though I was serving in the US Navy. I currently have 45 kids, grandkids and great grandkids counting spouses. Thirty nine of them will be eligible to vote next year and I doubt that ten of them will even read this article. Watching the educational system brainwash my own family has been one of the saddest events of my life. Five are lawyers, six are doctors and most are college graduates or they are currently in college.

My last proposal is to start a drive to limit political advertising, debates or even interviews to a window of time that starts six months before an election. This would limit politics in the media to six months every two years. If someone can’t decide in six months they are too dense to even vote. I am sick and tired of knowing what style of underwear they all wear and personal questions that have no bearing on someone’s qualifications. What difference does it make what church they attend, they aren’t running for “Preacher”.

We have three people trying to get the Republican nomination for President that are not Lawyers or career politicians. All appear qualified with education but only one is a proven leader. If the Republicans choose Donald Trump as their candidate Americans will have something to cheer about. He will make life uncomfortable for a lot of people in Washington DC and in my opinion most of them are truly deserving of an attitude adjustment. If he can abolish the IRS, Education Department, Department of Energy and shake up the Justice Department the rest of us can be happier. If he can force term limits on Congress he will save our Republic for another 200 years.

C Brewer 11-1-2015

ROLE MODELS!

Creating this blog increased my interest in the political activity in both Washington D.C. and Austin Texas. I have more time than most as I have been retired for 20 years, it reminds me of my interest when I was a boy. During the late 1930’s and early 40’s growing up in the depression provided little entertainment as most of the money we had was required to just survive.

We had no TV, limited radio and newspapers that actually reported the news without bias and government power threats like we see today. Americans survived without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Drug Plans and insurance was limited to burial plans for the elderly for 90% of the people.

I look back and remember the people who were role models for those of my generation. We only had one President, Franklin Roosevelt, from the time I was old enough to remember and age 15. As a boy he was someone to admire, trust and a role model. Many heroes and role models were abundant during my teen age and formative years during World War Two. We also had Audie Murphy, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and thousands of neighbors, family and friends who gave their life to save our Republic and freedoms.

I suppose some of our politicians were liars, cheats, thieves, con men and criminals. Without media sensationalism, bias and outright propaganda, it would hard to know what they may have done. Some at least were public servants instead of career leeches seeking royal stature and lifetime wealth as their objective. What was a select few back then has become a mass majority today.

The intensity of chaos, secrecy and lack of ethics in Congress, our President and his advisors, our Courts and the pitiful lack of any political leadership is pathetic. I am not totally focused on President Obama as we have not had any creditable leadership in Washington since Ronald Reagan.

President Obama has merely intensified the race to destroy our Republic form of democracy and his legacy, Obamacare, has established new parameters of total insanity. Watching this man along with his power partners, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi manage our country reminds me of watching Larry, Curley and Moe who made me laugh as a boy.

Other major things have also changed with the people who vote to empower these power hungry con men. When I was a boy even children understood the difference between slapstick comedy and common sense governance. Our education system along with our justice system has been high jacked and politicized to replace our freedoms and eventually eliminate “States Rights” with total control of our lives from one central government.

Our national media refuses to report the news anymore and we are bombarded with twisted, biased and news controlled by Washington power brokers. I can’t find one leader in our current political field that would be a role model for our children. We have leaders of business, commerce and finance that would be role models if we had a media that was honest or had the guts to get them exposed. We are obsessed with only selecting politicians to lead our nation.

Most leaders outside of politics have enough sense to understand that the media would find enough dirt to destroy their future if they threatened the Progressive-Liberal agendas.

One thing is certain for Americans who can see through these smoke screens of lies, deceit and twisted facts. Watching Obama (Moe), Reid (Larry) and Pelosi (Curley) lead us is more comical than watching the “Three Stooges”. The price of admission is more than the nickel it costs when I was a boy and we got to see two movies and serials to boot.

To be fair, balanced and politically correct you can line up the current Republican political leadership and enjoy more slapstick comedy. Like Obama and his cronies, they could not lead you out of a paper sack if both ends were open.

America is becoming the laughing stock of world leaders including the Third World countries. Even Mexico is trying to remove isolationism that has failed its people.

Who are your role models?  

C Brewer December 2013

RESPECT

Wow, the NAACP has demanded that the Secret Service, the FBI, liberal newscasters and anyone else that listens to their constant barrage of racist policies, must charge a rodeo clown with treason for making fun of our Anointed Emperor “Obama the First”. This performer is now in the Cross Hairs of every biased newsperson and young black man in America. A showing of dis-respect for the President of the United States would now be a criminal offense. All of a sudden, when we have a half-black person serving as President, any criticism or lack of respect for that person should be a criminal offense. Open the prison gates because following me for having no respect for Obama will cause a prison crowding problem never before imagined. Logically making it a felony would assure that by conservatives losing their voting rights, the Democrats would not even need an election to complete their Socialist Democracy goal.

Within the same week we have seen the Attorney General of the United States, without any authority, decide to ignore the laws of the land again. Because the majority of drug related prisoners in our prisons are young blacks, he has decided they have been over sentenced for their crimes. He also instructed the Justice Department to ignore mandatory sentencing guidelines approved by Congress and a previous President. Removing the felony status for drug dealers would help free up prison space to incarcerate all conservatives and rodeo clowns. The druggies would also be able to vote again. What a plan and the news media will help them ram it through any opposition, wow.

Internet Definition of Respect.

Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion) and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., “I have great respect for her judgment”). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Rude conduct is usually considered to indicate a lack of respect, disrespect, whereas actions that honor somebody or something indicate respect. Specific ethics of respect are of fundamental importance to various cultures. Respect for tradition and legitimate authority is identified by Jonathan Haidt, a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, as one of five fundamental moral values shared to a greater or lesser degree by different societies and individuals.

Respect is both given and received. We expect other people to respect us in return for the respect we show them. Respect is also something that is earned by the standards of the particular society in which one lives. Respect cannot be measured as a quantity, cannot be bought or traded, it is one of those things that is earned and built over time, but that can be lost with one stupid or inconsiderate act. One can ask or beg for respect, but only others can bestow us with respect as a result of their perceived treatment by us. Continued caring interactions are then required to maintain or increase that original earned respect. Respect cannot always be seen or observed by actions, but for those who practice chivalry, the outward display of respect is refreshing. Some women view this as patronizing and demeaning, but in its pure form chivalry is about nearly absolute respect.

Respect should not be confused with tolerance, since tolerance doesn’t necessarily imply subordination to one’s qualities but means treating as equal.

The antonym and opposite of respect is disrespect.

Let’s review some terms of the word “Respect”:

1. Anyone who has earned the respect of others.

In a free society “Respect” must be earned by performance and can’t be bestowed on anyone. A president earns their respect by gaining a majority of votes, legal and illegal, in our elections every four years. If he received 100% of the votes he might be offended but if he loses 49.9% on the votes a bunch of folks had more respect for his opponent and have the right to free speech. At least we do now and until Holder and Obama issue Executive Orders to eliminate the First Amendment of our Constitution. The ACLU and the NACCP would love that.

2. Soldiers who salute as a sign of respect.

Soldiers do not have the rights of free speech and are bound by a different set of rules. They are required to respect Officers with a salute. It would be interesting to see a vote of our military, including Officers, if their salute would be the middle finger when being faced with their Commander in Chief. 

3. Despite your differences, you have enormous respect for someone.

I respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. Only three of them, Truman, Eisenhower and Reagan had my respect as an honest person. I voted for others because they were one notch better than the other candidate, not because I respected them. I would not need to take off my shoes to count how many current politicians, local, state or national, I vote for that have my respect.

4. Show of great respect for someone’s accomplishments.

If accomplishments were a criteria for Obama, he could not find one to brag about if he looked under every dead body in Chicago. One sign of respect is silence when visiting the Arlington National Cemetery.

5. Demands to be treated with respect.

Now this describes the ACLU, NACCP, Holder, Obama and 99% of every Democrat and black person in America. If they can’t earn respect, just demand it and make it the law of the land. Kings, Dictators, Despots, Czars have this by historical status and/or by the muzzle of a gun, or in some cases both.

Some people earn the respect of individuals by assisting others or playing important social roles. In many cultures, all individuals are considered to be worthy of respect until they prove otherwise. Courtesies that show respect include simple words and phrases like “thank you” in the West, simple physical gestures like a slight bow in the East, a smile or direct eye contact. This conveys a level of respect that over time will form a cohesive bond within a society.

Today respect can be in the form of a bribe, a political donation, IRS approval or audit and helping Mickey Mouse and the dead people register and vote for the Liberal-Democratic candidate in every election. Sounds like this could be a job description for ACORN, NOW, NAACP and the ACLU.

C Brewer

AMERICAN YOUNG PEOPLE – WHO DO YOU, WANT TO CONTROL YOUR FUTURE?

This article is written for the young people in America who will likely never read it. I just wanted to compare the choices for the future for these new voters compared with the choices I had some 65 years ago. Compare the differences, especially concerning people to admire and revere to look up to.

When I graduated from high school at 16 in 1947 it was during an era of having many to choose from to admire. We had recently won a world war where the American people had proven themselves as the hardest working people on earth. We had also built a team of people who could produce everything we needed to be self-sufficient and still feed much of the world who were recovering.

Unfortunately finding a job was not an easy task as it is today. Sadly it was for different reasons. In 1947 we had thousands of unemployed as the military reductions and the closure of the defense industry created a job shortage for those with experience. This eliminated jobs for young people, like me, who had no experience. Continuing education was impossible for the ones of us who had families who escaped from the great depression with only enough to sustain from month to month.

As my choices were limited, I chose to enlist in the US Navy and allow my family to avoid having an extra mouth to feed and no additional income. My only brother was luckier as his athletic ability provided him a college education, an eventual commission and 24 years in the US Army. One thing the Navy accomplished was my transition from a boy to a man in a hurry. I have never regretted my service as it taught me to take care of myself and be willing to help others.

I had an abundance of heroes to worship like MacArthur, Eisenhower, Patton, and Nimitz just to name a few. Politicians to admire were unnecessary although we had Churchill, Truman and a few who were honest and forthright individuals. We had industrialists and philanthropists like Carnegie, Rockefeller, Eastman, Ford, and Firestone Getty that were revered. My early school years would have been lost without our local Carnegie library as in the late 1930’s there was little to do as there was no money. This library was the most important asset in my life as it was free. It allowed me the chance to learn far beyond the educational system which was far better than what our children have today.

Our newspapers, radio and the evolving television media provided news about the wars, wholesome family entertainment and little political news except scandalous activity. It also was limited to the few weeks before an election, not the 24/7/365 we have to avoid today. We never had journalists who lied, slanted and openly supported individuals on the air and seldom in print.

We also had crooked politicians who avoided the media as they had to be re-elected on their performance rather than espouse the things wrong with their opponent. We had people who wanted to find a job rather than depend on leeching off the people who had jobs. Churches, charities and neighbors took care of the ones who were unable to work. We were allowed to pray at the school and football games. We were proud to salute our flag and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.

Now let us review the future for the children of today. The Media completely ignores the leaders of our military unless they screw up. You seldom read or hear anything positive about these leaders who have spent most of their lives protecting us from our enemies. They do not choose who we fight, the politicians do. They just do what they were educated and trained to do and with excellence. I would wager that if you ask any teenager who graduated this year to name the Chief of Staff for the military, 100% would not know. I doubt that 98% of our media would know. I doubt that 99% of all Americans do not know. This is sad as the media has ignored the military importance to America ever since Viet Nam. The military did not authorize that war or any war, the politicians did.

Our children have the movie and television stars to admire and use as role models. Do Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton make wonderful role models for all young ladies today? How about Sean Penn as the role model for the boys and young men?

The next place for the youth to look for role models is today’s political leaders. We have a President who can lie better with a straight face than anyone in history. We have Charles Rangel who has openly lied, evaded taxes and gets re-elected after being censored by the House of Representatives. We have a Secretary of the Treasury who evaded paying income taxes and was approved without even paying what he owed by the US Senate and he is still there. We have an Attorney General who refuses to prosecute people selectively and openly who break our laws. He was convicted of contempt of Congress and he still serves today. If someone created a list of all politicians who have lied, cheated, evaded taxes and a myriad of other lawless events, it would be too long to publish. If we actually impeached all of them there would only be a few left to misguide our entire government.   

Now we have a majority of Americans who live on welfare, unemployment, government and union pensions and many have never worked a day in their life. Why would they want to work if jobs were created? We are trying to provide 100% of all students a college education. We will have an abundance of leaders but who will they lead? If everyone who works, works for the government managing our welfare society who will pay the taxes to pay them?

There is only one solution and it is called jobs. Nothing will improve our economy without jobs. We might be able to afford Obamacare if all people who are not invalids agree to work and pay taxes. One thing is certain we can’t afford what Obama and his team of Socialists have dumped on real Americans who love freedom.

Now the Democrats have provided a new “HERO” for the young people to admire. Last week the Majority Leader of the US Senate, Harry Reid, made the sickest political attack ever connived openly in the Senate chamber. His baseless rumored charges regarding Governor Romney honesty was the lowest, dirtiest attack I have ever witnessed.

It proves to me that no democrat really desires to create jobs when they must make sure to get over 50% of the people on government subsistence to get re-elected. They know that Romney can create jobs as he has the facts to prove it.

You have the clearest choice in November than any young adult in history by asking yourself two questions;

Do I want to be a successful American and provide for my own destiny? 

Or

Is my goal in life to just exist and live off of others who actually work and pay taxes?

This is a simple decision but one that will decide if all of the brave people who have died protecting our right to be free, did so in vain.

C Brewer

Post Navigation