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POLITICS & JUSTICE STINKS!

Watching politics fairly early in my life has progressed from civil discourse into what we have today, a lying, race baiting   “Blood Sport”.  The one fact that has not changed is the Democrats continue to win elections with votes from the poor, ill informed, aliens and the minorities who never gain stature. In my lifetime, I grew up in the 1930’s, when 98% of Americans had nothing and 2% had everything. There was no middle class that we saw bloom in the years after WWII. The sad part is that the other group I described above stayed poor by design to mass vote for the Democrats.

When I was a young man the Conservatives were the Democrats in Texas. My grandfather was a local Democrat serving as a County Clerk for some 30 years. He took me as a boy to sit in a courtroom and observe the the legal process. Later in life I went to school with the daughter of a Democratic Governor of Texas. Both my grandfather and  Governor Jester would turn over in their graves if they could see how the Democrats have changed. Today they are the party of hate, deception, lying, promoters of civil disruption and property destruction.

When Obummer was elected President conservatives were deeply disappointed as the Democrats have been since Trump was elected. The difference was that conservatives did not promote hate, organize civil disobedience and widely promote destruction of other people’s property. We did not see marches in the streets, flag burning, and the mass hysteria of hate directed towards our veterans by kneeling or fist waving during the playing of our National Anthem at sporting events.

The Obummer years did produce the 300% increase in our national debt. More hate and civil unrest between Americans since the Civil War. A shift of people’s retirement savings from the middle class to welfare programs. Addition of over 2,000,000 more younger people on Social Security. The largest increase in underemployed people on welfare in history. The largest increase in Government Employees in history. The destruction of all industry retirement programs. The total destruction of employee healthcare benefits for new employees. A healthcare debacle that will bankrupt America if it can’t be modified.

The Demoncrats has declared war on gun ownership and promote that all guns be confiscated by the government. This has been tried before and actually allowed Hitler to destroy over 6,000,000 humans. Gun control in Europe will just make the takeover by the Muslims easier. We have opened floodgates for the immigration of Muslims who hate us and will never assimilate as Americans that is ruining Europe already.

The enemy we have in the biggest war we have ever faced today is our own Government. We now have a Supreme Court and Federal Judges who make laws instead of enforcing the laws enacted by Congress. We have made Government employees super America who have benefits far better than the rest of us. We have thousands of ex-government employees serving as consultants, lobbyist who have millions to use to buy their ways to impact every decision made by Congress and every level of our government including the Judicial process.

Mr Trump defined this morass as a swamp. The unique happening of trying to drain this swamp is 100% of the Demoncrats in Congress oppose anything Trump proposes including lower taxes, better healthcare and creation of more jobs. The real surprise has been the handful of Republicans like John McCain and the rest of the Republicans in Name Only, RINO’s, who have been exposed as Liberal-Progressives. If the Republicans can’t unite it will delay the “Swamp Draining” until the 2018 elections and the Republicans purge itself of RINO’s.

I may not live long enough to see how Trump finishes the things he promised but I hope and pray he is not assassinated like others who tried before him. I hope he forces a vote on term limits on Congress and some way to oust Federal Judges and Supreme Court Justices that openly make law instead of enforcing it.    

Trump has tried to enact everything he proposed as a candidate and promised as our 45th President. If the Democrats had any intelligence they would admit they just serve to say “NO” and let Trump fail. The reason for the battle is they know he has the votes now to eventually do everything he promised. “DUMB” is the best way to describe a Democrat today. It is pretty obvious they know who owns the most weapons and ammo and if a civil war Obummer wanted is their objective they better hope they are bulletproof.

C Brewer    

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WHAT AMERICA NEEDS – A CONGRESS THAT ACTS INSTEAD OF FIGHTS!

What Congress has become in my lifetime is a body that spends most of their time developing ways to stop progress and develop political actions to divides the people instead of focusing on progress. I researched their responsibilities and found the following.  

1. Congress is the legislative, or lawmaking, branch of our national government. It shares power with the president and the Supreme Court. The writers of the U.S. Constitution thought Congress was so important, they listed it first! Congress has two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

One thing is certain, Congress has lost its importance of being first as they have defaulted their power and the Presidents use executive powers to act to either help or hurt the people. We just had a President that did more to divide the people than every enemy we have had in our history. Now we have a President that is trying to unite the people and he is being combated by the Federal Courts, the Supreme Court and both the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. The people elected Trump to unite the people and the other two branches of government have stopped him from doing exactly what he promised to do when he was elected. Congress is dysfunctional and so divided it only debates and gets nothing done.

2. Congress has authority over financial and budgetary matters, through the enumerated power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.

The Senate has not approved a budget in so long it should have its powers removed. If you look at the IRS alone the collection of taxes alone has become a major cost of governing and the people can no longer do their own taxes. I have a Masters in Business and I have been unable to do my taxes for over 25 years. The IRS has grown a lot faster than the economy by issuing 70,000 pages of rules that are changed daily. Trump promised a new tax system that would simplify the tax system and it has been over nine months for nothing to happen in Congress to help the people.

3. Congress has five main functions: lawmaking, representing the people, performing oversight, helping constituents, and educating the public.

Lawmaking created little while lawbreaking has become commonplace in our cities and many States. Federal Judges now make law, Our last President, Governors and Mayors openly ignore laws and nothing happens. Trump called Washington DC a “Swamp”. When a Federal Judge in Hawaii can make laws by decree the Swamp is a morass likely nationwide?

How many of those who read this have been helped by your Congressperson?

As far as educating the public Congress can’t even educate its members. The recent debacle over a Trump phone call is proof positive Congress has no control over its own members.

4. Through legislative debate and compromise, the U.S. Congress makes laws that influence our daily lives. It holds hearings to inform the legislative process, conducts investigations to oversee the executive branch, and serves as the voice of the people and the states in the federal government.

Now we get to the red meat. Congress has demonstrated that debate and compromise are two things that have become totally inoperative today. Congress has made laws that have devastated the people and our daily lives. Congress holds hearings to give face time to individuals who consistently prove they can’t ever agree that white is white or right is right. There are so many Congresspersons  begging for face time on the networks and in hearings I feel sure all 535 members have a hairdresser and a makeup professional to make sure their lipstick, powder and hair look professional.

5. What are the three powers of the Congress? Enumerated powers, or the expressed powers, are powers the Constitution explicitly grants to Congress, including the power to declare war and levy taxes.

I for one doubt that if we were attacked today by North Korea that Congress would be debating the issue to declare war for six months and the vote would be 52 to 48 in the Senate. Even the RINO Republicans would all hopefully vote to declare war. Well I have always been an optimists. If Ms Collins, Mr McCain, Ms Murkowski or Mr Paul rebelled against war, North Korea might gain control of the entire west coast states and Alaska. Maybe we should throw in Arizona, Illinois and New York?

What America needs first and now are jobs, jobs and jobs. Putting our welfare army to work will solve the National debt issue. Only term limits will correct the Congressional issues.

C Brewer  10-21-17

THE SWAMP REFUSES TO BE DRAINED!

Is anyone else in America sick and tired of using a bunch of phony concerns that the Russians are managing our Government. We have serious need to create jobs, eliminate onerous regulations, get work from welfare bums and fix the infrastructure that is crumbling. Congress is broken and they want to stop everything to smell out the Russians. Even a brain damaged drug addict could be educated to see that we need term limits, eliminate life time appointments and to get America back on track. Let Trump fix all that is broken, then worry about the Russians.

If Trump can get America back on a track to sanity, the Russians will offer him a chance to come help them. Schumer and Polesi need to shut up and help fix our sinking ship. For one old American  it is time to shut up and fix things. The first place is stop the media circus use of innuendos, lies, fake facts by making manipulation of facts a Federal crime. We are at war with ourselves and no one can win.  

DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE AND WHY?    C Brewer    7-13-17

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

She said she will resign if Trump was elected President, and now when he got elected, and with a month until the inauguration, she will be resigning.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took some time to reflect on its future composition, which will chiefly depend on who is elected president in November. Asked on Thursday about the prospect of Donald Trump being handed the job of selecting the next crop of justices, she seemed uneasy at the thought.

“I DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT POSSIBILITY, BUT IF IT SHOULD BE, THEN EVERYTHING IS UP FOR GRABS,” SHE TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IN A WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW THAT ALSO TOUCHED ON THE LOSS OF HER DEAR FRIEND ANTONIN SCALIA AND SOME OF THE COURT’S BIGGEST RULINGS IN THE TERM THAT ENDED IN LATE JUNE.

“I REALLY DISLIKE THAT MAN FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, AND ALTHOUGH I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO PUT FORTH MY PERSONAL VIEWS BECAUSE OF MY POSITION, I STILL FEEL OBLIGATED TO DO WHATEVER I CAN TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THERE’S STILL TIME TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE,” SHE ADDED.

“DONALD TRUMP IS A MAN WHO HAS ACCUMULATED HIS VAST WEALTH NOT BECAUSE OF HIS BUSINESS PROWESS, BUT BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT MUCH OF IT WAS INHERITED FROM HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER. IN FACT, WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS, I DON’T RECALL HIM EVER MAKING THE RIGHT ONE, AND THAT’S NOT THE TYPE OF MAN THAT SHOULD BE AT THE HEAD OF THIS COUNTRY.”

AFTER OPENING FIRE AT THE PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, GINSBERG TURNED TO HER OWN PLANS SHOULD DONALD TRUMP ACTUALLY BECOME THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

“THERE’S NO NEED TO BEAT AROUND THE BUSH, SO I’M JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SAY IT – I WILL RESIGN MY POSITION AS A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IF THAT HAPPENS. I CANNOT IMAGINE PERFORMING MY DUTIES UNDER THE CONSTANT PRESSURE OF WAKING UP IN THE MORNING AND HAVING TO GO TO WORK KNOWING THAT EVERY RULING WE AS AN INSTITUTION MAKE WILL BE VIEWED THROUGH THE PRISM OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY. I CAN TOLERATE THIS CHARADE OF A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, BUT I COULD NOT LIVE WITH HIM AS PRESIDENT,” SHE SAID.

“I AM A WOMAN WHO HAS LIVED LONG ENOUGH, AND I AM PROUD TO SAY I’VE HAD A PROSPEROUS AND FULFILLED LIFE,” JUSTICE GINSBERG ARGUED.

 

I would like to add that it is time to replace Ms. Ginsburg as she has always used politics instead of law and the Constitution to make decisions. It is a shame the other three and Justice Roberts all resign for the same political reason. How nine Justices can’t read the simplistic Constitution the same way is astounding.

This reflects that some of our law schools have now replaced the Constitution and Bill of Rights with their own set of laws to educate lawyers. It is a fact that these same schools have perfected their courses on; “How to Chase Ambulances”.  “How to Get on the Government Gravy Train”. “Use of Covert Methods to Get Elected to Congress.  

Trump promised he would consider “Term Limits” for Congress”. This is one subject that will never be an option. This is the only way America has a chance to become united again but the people will never get a chance to vote.

C Brewer

IF YOU VOTE THIS YEAR? PLEASE UNDERSTAND THESE RISKS!

 

EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR FREEDOMS!

My good friend Jerry Sanderson sent me some factual material that I hope everyone who plans to vote for our next President will at least read before they cast their vote. I have taken the liberty to add some personal observations hoping to make sure that all 18-year-old first time voters and females of all ages are aware the risks of losing their freedoms. To imagine how much damage can be done in the next four years by nine lifetime politically appointed Supreme Court Justices more than just scares me and I will soon be 86. If we let the Progressive-Liberals gain control of the Senate and/or the White House may God save my children and grandchildren.

It amazes me that how one American, Donald Trump, has agitated 98% of all elected politicians and 99.9% of the news media and yet still has a chance to win the Presidency. It appears that enough people, myself included, are totally fed up with Washington DC and our entire government operations. They have stolen the retirements from millions of Americans and given the proceeds to millions of illegals who like our free things but hate our form of government.

Try to clear your mind of political hate and at least read what will happen if we make the wrong decision when we vote in November. Trump may not be able to stop the race to bankruptcy but he can save some of our freedoms that far too many appear to ignore or don’t care.

Justice Scalia’s, who I believe was murdered, Supreme Court seat is vacant and hopefully the Senate will block any attempt to replace him until the next President is in power. The current 4 to 4 tie votes will create enough damage as the Justice Department is trying to re-write the Constitution without any authority and we have Progressive Federal judges that will flood the court with biased decisions that will stand with 4 to 4 votes until long after a new Justice is seated.

That scenario is scary enough but Justice Ginsberg is 82 years old, Justice Kennedy is 79, Justice Breyer is 77, and Justice Thomas is 67. Historical facts reveal that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75. These five vacancies that could likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President could have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court totally skewed in their politically aligned progressive-liberal ideology for many- many years.

Think about that. If next President appoints five young justices, it will guarantee progressive-liberal political control of our Supreme Court for an entire generation and possibly forever. All 7-2 decisions will be upheld much longer over time than 5-4 decisions which are perceived to be lacking in mandate.

Hillary Clinton has made it perfectly clear she will use the Supreme Court to repeal the 2nd Amendment. She is on record that the Supreme Court was wrong in its Heller decision stating that the Court should overturn and remove the individual right to keep and bear arms. Period.

Republicans are openly attacking Trump even more that Hillary and the Democrats. The Damage will be recorded and every Democratic commercial next fall will be a Republican attacking Trump. Most elected incumbent Republicans are screaming that they won’t vote for Trump if he is the GOP nominee.

Why are both the elected Democrats and Republican incumbents so scared of what could and needs to happen should Trump be elected. Even Cruz and the other Republican “wanta be’s” have avoided bringing up the real reason and why we have the political morass in Washington DC that produces nothing but year to year conflict. Another change that must happen someday is that any ideological and/or political vote by any Supreme Court Justice that conflicts with the laws of the land, Constitution, Bill of Rights or State rights will result in automatic removal from the court. If this were in effect today four to maybe six of the current Justices would be exiled. Using compassion like some of them and ideology like most of them is not Justice for all. 

What puzzles me is why Trump has not used the one critical change that will eventually solve the root of all government created problems which is “TERM LIMITS”. Trump is not looking for a job, he does not need a pension and the impact of making our elected officials “public servants” as intended by the Constitution and Bill of Rights function as intended. Term limits will set in motion a government of the people and for the people who has slowly been modified to create career politicians. The only casualties will be law schools who pump out attorneys faster than the need to chase ambulances increases and unemployed lawyers.

If Hillary wins and gets to make these Supreme Court appointments, you will never see another Conservative on the Supreme Court for the rest of your life and Laws will be meaningless.If you are a freedom loving American a vote for anyone but Trump or Cruz will be a sure vote for Hillary Clinton. My choice is to elect Trump, impose “Term Limits” and appoint Cruz to replace Scalia and both freedom and America wins.

Ladies never forget that if a Demoncrat wins, hurry to get fitted with a designer “Burka” before they are outlawed. C Brewer

QUALIFICATIONS – WHO PROTECTS US FROM POLITICIANS?

What is a qualified Professional Career Politician?

This may be a surprise for some?

I had lunch with my good friend Glen Provost this week to discuss the recent election cycle. We have conflicting political views on many aspects but we both accept each other’s intelligence. One thing we both agree on is that our entire political system is outdated and inoperative. Glen has been diligently trying to promote one term limits on Congress. With small exceptions, I am on full agreement that this has to be the first step in a new beginning to get our political mess cleaned up.

This concept has been lively discussed on the Internet but no newspapers, magazines, political hacks on the “one-eyed monster” or radio have the gonads to even discuss this issue. I have never heard a member of Congress utter a word of support for making politics a public service instead of a career in my lifetime. Public service for politicians was the objective of the people who designed our Republic form of government. The framers of our constitution also required that we would be a nation of laws that we now ignore if you have political power.

Glen pointed out in our discussion that our political system in place today places re-election the first responsibility for any politician from Mayor to President. Glen has some other intriguing ideas about other improvements that will help the people regain control of Congress and put public servants back into politics.

One thing we both agreed on was that it is very unlikely we will never live long enough to see our thoughts even surface much less materialize. For the record, Glen is a retired Attorney and I am a retired registered Professional Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Business. Realistically, the likelihood of our plans ever happening is less than zero.

Laws of the land and professional societies require that to provide professional services you must meet specific standards. Doctors and nurses must be specifically educated and licensed to practice medicine. Lawyers must be educated and pass exams to practice law, chase ambulances, annoy people with ad’s to sue somebody or become politicians. Professional Engineers and CPA’s must pass rigid exams to provide their services. This list is just an example and by strange coincidence, Lawyers are the only profession that is not liable for making mistakes.

We have 535 Americans serving in Congress. What are the minimum qualifications to serve in Congress?

The Constitution establishes the minimum qualifications for Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Members of the House must be at least 25 years old, a U.S. citizen for seven years and a legal resident of the state where the Congressional District is located.

Members of the Senate must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for nine years and legal resident of the state that elects him or her.

Wow, 18 year olds and illegal aliens can elect a Congressperson but don’t have the qualifications to serve. I suppose dead voters can serve as long as they are buried in the State or Congressional District they will represent. My, that seems strange just using common sense as a tool.

With the shape Americas is in today, it appears to be the time we demand qualifications for serving in Congress. They spend our money, raise taxes, manage the Postal Service, Amtrak and the TVA, make their own rules without public approval and spend 98% of their time they serve running for re-election.

Let’s review some fact’s, the postal Service just announced a $16,000,000,000.00 loss for 2012. Amtrak and the TVA have never posted a profit and the US is over $16,000,000,000,000.00 in debt. It must be acceptable to most voters who re-elected most incumbents who ran for re-election. 

Question, “Do you feel comfortable with a Congress that allows its own members to break the law, avoid any punishment and allow them to be re-elected?” I don’t but we just saw it happen with Charles Rangel and others this month. Why?

I feel and I hope you agree that anyone who has the power to enact laws should at least pass a test on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court can’t agree on what these documents require and they are lifetime approved by a Senate that has no requirement to even read them.

I am working on what should be the minimum requirements to serve in Congress that I will share with you as I complete them. Should you have your own list of what you perceive to be minimum qualifications to serve in Congress, please send them to me? I will give credit to those who help me compile the lists.

The most sensible thing we should do is change the voting age to at least 25. This comes close to matching the new “Obamalaw” that kids are covered by their parents insurance until they are 26. Something fails to compute.

C Brewer

U.S.GOVERMENT SPENDING EXPLAINED

  

Congress passes a federal budget every year. I doubt that one in ten people have a clue on what the real problem has been for way too many years. Folks we listen to the media, Congress and Obama talk like everyone knows how to comprehend the impact when they talk about in trillions of dollars. For the 90% who can’t comprehend or could care less take a look at the following comparisons. First look at the breakdown of federal spending in simple terms. The 2011 federal budget figures are:*

US income: $2,170,000,000,000
* Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cut: $38,500,000,000 (about 1 percent of the budget)

Take a look at numbers, even those in poverty, can relate to by removing eight zeros from the numbers.

Now observe what a fictitious family budget and spending at the same ratio would look like:

* Total annual income for the family: $21,700
* Money the family would spend: $38,200
* New debt added to their credit card: $16,500
* Balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Amount cut from the budget: $385

Last month Congress, or in this example the family, sat down at the kitchen table and agreed to cut $385 from its annual budget. What family would cut $385 of spending in order to solve $16,500 in deficit spending? It is a start, but will it solve the problem?After many years of this, the family has $142,710 of debt on its credit card (which is the equivalent of the national debt).

You would think the family would recognize and address this situation, but it does not. Neither does Congress.

The US debt problem is a result of the voters sending people to Congress to spend money, not live within their means. They are elected to bring home the bacon to their own home state.

To force the government to live within its means we have to have laws that prohibit spending even a dime, if it was not budgeted. How, we need to change all Congress job descriptions and demand conformance. Term limits would be a great starting point. Citing a message I received recently, limit Congress to two terms. The first term in office, the second in prison if they refuse to follow the laws of the land.

We must reverse this senseless practice of expecting future generations to pay for previous mismanagement of the economy. Will it be easy, no, but it has to be done now. In reality Congress has reverse mortgaged our country. Voters and Congress have become addicted to the money and continue to deny we have a problem. Neither desire to admit themselves into rehab. Everyone must live within a balanced budget if they expect to survive. Let me welcome everyone to “Common Sense 101”. Thanks to Mr. David Thomas for these figures and his ideas.

 

 

 

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