|January 30, 2016||Posted by Dick under Election 2016, Elections & Consequences, General, Southern Muster Articles||
Now Is A Time To Choose ~ I Choose Cruz
and Here’s Why
I’ve tried to remain neutral in writing on this website even though I personally choose Senator Ted Cruz but, can do so no more. This election is simply too important to be quiet, timid or politically correct. Below I will show factual information about the leading candidates to explain this decision.
The very first reason is a Supreme reason. Our next President is likely to appoint 2 to 4 Supreme Court Justices. These appointments are for life. Right now there are four justices on the court who honor the Constitution and by extension their oath. There are four justices who break their oath, absurdly ignore or rewrite the Constitution in their mind and make decisions and too often new laws based on political ideology. There is one justice on the court who just decides case by case whether he likes the Constitution or not.
These are the three or four likely openings. The one flip-flop justice is 79 years old. Two of the justices who rewrite the constitution to suit themselves are 82 and 76 years old. One of the justice who reveres the Constitution probably more that all others will be 79 years old. Thus, three of the four likely retirements are from the Liberal side of the court.
Hillary Clinton has already stated that she thinks President Obama would make a good appointment for Supreme Court Justice. While it is highly unlikely he would be interested in that salary cut, it does demonstrate that her or Socialist “Feel the burn” Bernie would appoint a liberal Progressive to the court.
If anyone other than at least two Constitutional Conservatives are not appointed next we can kiss our freedom and liberty goodbye. Imagine if they decide it is okay if the IRS monitors church services, or they decide we should have no borders, or if you are a white Christian you must not exercise your faith in public or if you do not believe the scientific theory of climate change you will be prosecuted. These are real possibilities based upon recent decisions made by the court. To simply say these are lifetime appointments is not graphic enough. While the next President will serve 4 or 8 years, his Supreme Court appointees will serve between 30 to 45 years.
Of the GOP field there appears to be only four candidates with a chance to win and two of them are slim for various reasons. In order of Poll standing they are Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson. Even if one of the other candidates wins either Iowa or New Hampshire, they have nowhere to go from there. Frankly, I wish those with no obvious chance would bow out before they get trounced out. All of the candidates are all good men and women but, this is just not their time.
Of the four listed above, Rubio and Carson will need to pull off a miracle in Iowa to gain traction. Rubio has a better shot than Carson. Neither have a chance to win New Hampshire. Thus, I see two possibilities with one wildcard, Rubio being that Joker.
Here is the analysis of each that led me to choose Cruz.
Donald Trump – Trump has been good for the process because he has unabashedly exposed many things wrong with the current administration that others would not say. I happen to be someone who does not think it is good for America that he is completely self funded. Who’s next to purchase the Presidency, Warren Buffet, George Soros, Bill Gates, Charles Koch… We cannot let this office become for sale to the richest person who says anything they choose with no consequence since they have never taken an action on their boisterousness. It is merely an opinion, no better than the next person’s.
Trump has donated to and raised money for the very people who are destroying the country and it was not 20 years ago. It was not 5 years ago. It was within the last 18 months while loyal grass roots Patriots have fought tooth and nail to stop them.
He has also suggested his own sister to be a Supreme Court Justice (“Oh, my sister’s great. I have a sister who’s on the Court of Appeals and she’s fantastic. I think she would be phenomenal. I think she would be one of the best.”). It is not believable that out of all the possible candidates in 50 states his sister down the block in Manhattan just happened the be the most qualified. It is believable that he will appoint Justices based on criteria other than strict Constitutionalists.
Trump is what is wrong with politics except he is the one handing out the money for a favor, and no all businesses do not bribe Hillary Clinton to get favorable treatment. Maybe that is “His New York Value.”
He has been all over the board on his political affiliation, his support of amnesty even though he is now opposed, he is pro-choice even for partial birth abortion, he is for funding planned parenthood, he supports the government taking of private property for use by private developers, and I could go on.
Trump is a little like Forrest Gump; “Trump is like a box of chocolates, if you put him in the Oval Office you don’t know what you’re going to get.”
Beyond all of the perpetually changing positions, my primary determining factor is that I do not trust him to nominate and fight to insure approval of strict Constitutional Conservatives for the Supreme Court. There is nothing in his past to indicate he even understands the gravity of such appointments. Even if the GOP wins the White House, poor justice appointments will damage this country for four decades or more.
Senator Marco Rubio – When I see Senator Rubio I think of the song performed by Shania Twain, “You gotta dance with the one that brung you.” He didn’t.
The Tea Party from Florida and nearby Tea Party organizations from other states got heavily behind Marco Rubio to help get him elected to the US Senate. He was in lockstep with their principles and certainly did not favor amnesty. Had he favored amnesty or the so called “pathway to citizenship”, he never would have gotten their support.
When Rubio joined the “gang of eight” to push amnesty it was bad, but when he took the spearhead and went from interview to interview, talk show to talk show to try to convince those Tea Party backers he knew better than they do, it was clear he chose to dance with someone else. While he does have good positions on many other issues, not enough time has passed and not enough evidence that his betrayal was only a one time moment of poor judgement to regain that trust. Further evidence is that he has a 79% voting record with Conservative Review against Ted Cruz’s 97% record.
I simply do not trust his judgement again, yet. My opinion was reinforced a few hours ago when I watched an advertisement he is running against Ted Cruz in South Carolina. The ad made four allegations of flip flopping. I know with certainty that every one of them is blatantly false. That again is poor judgement. He should hit hard but don’t resort to lies. Leave that for the Democrats.
Senator Ted Cruz – I have researched Cruz’s career both in Texas and as Senator. He is and has always held, supported and pushed Constitutional Conservative values. I was disappointed with Megan Kelly’s video assisted question accusing Cruz of flip flop during the Iowa debate. There was nothing wrong with the question had she, a) not know the correct answer and b) not known the video assisted question was misleading and incomplete. Evidence she did know the answers came when she interviewed Cruz immediately following the debate. Without his prompting she lead off by saying she has researched his position on the amnesty bill in question and could clearly see he never supported amnesty. If she knew that, what the hell was the purpose of the debate question? It’s a little late to say she knows he never supported amnesty after she led the Fox audience of 13 million plus to think otherwise 15 minutes earlier “on air.”
As already stated Senator Cruz has a 97% conservative voting record with Conservative Review Scorecard. He has argued before the Supreme Court nine times and won none times on some of the nation’s biggest cases. He is despised in Washington and that is to be expected when you work for the American people against the Washington inhabitants who are sucking off the Federal teet. Of course, he would not be popular. I consider that a positive. Those who do not clean up once he is elected POTUS, he brings their name to the people through the Bully Pulpit and as Senator John McCain used to say, “Make ’em famous.”
I am convinced Ted Cruz is the man of the hour and he is the candidate most qualified to be the President of these United States.
That is why I Choose Cruz.
|January 31, 2016||Election 2016, Elections & Consequences, General|
For Immediate Release January 30, 2016 Sioux City, IA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today announced the SuperPAC associated with the largest national Tea Party organization in the country is endorsing Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to be the next president of the United States. “We seek a candidate who shares our values: personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future. On behalf of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our supporters, I am proud to announce our endorsement for president of the United States: Senator Ted Cruz!” Key Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund activists from around the country joined Jenny Beth Martin on stage in Sioux City to endorse Senator Cruz. Read all about the candidate selection process and the complete Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Press Release here…. read more here
|January 27, 2016||Election 2016, Elections & Consequences, General, Southern Muster Articles|
Donald Trump Says He Will Not Participate In the Fox News / Google GOP Debate…Why? For two days now every television news program, pundit, dredged up analyst, printed news concern, and talk show host has speculated why Donald Trump stated he will not participate in the Fox News / Google GOP debate on January 28. Not even one of them that I have heard “took Trump at his word.” He clearly stated it was because Megan Kelly was unfair to him in the prior Fox debate. Since his first stated reason, he has provided other reasons as well. Why has no one believed him at face value? (this alone speaks volumes) Sadly, since Trump bowed out I have heard Sean Hannity speaking through Trump’s children and Bill O’Reilly borderline beg him to reconsider. O’Reilly went so far as to school Trump on how to act Presidential and more Christian through forgiveness. Both episodes were tough to hear and watch. My […] read more here
|October 11, 2015||Elections & Consequences, General, Southern Muster Articles|
Gallup Reports Six in 10 (Americans) say a third party is needed for adequate representation and Seventy-eight percent of independents say a third party is needed… Gallup has it correct. The need for another major political party besides the GOP or Democrats has been with us for over a decade. Both the Republican and Democrat Party quit serving “We the People” a long time ago in deference to their own special interest donors that keep them flush with cash and perks within the Washington, DC bubble. Consider, “When was the last time any bill or law was voted upon, whether passed or not that was not designed to pick your pocket?” Then the pickings are doled out to whatever group will agree to vote for the “Sugar Daddy Politician” with the most handouts. To borrow an expression from a renown Baptist Minister, most Americans distrust our elected officials so much, they would not give “half-a-hallelujah” for the whole lot of […] read more here
|October 21, 2015||General, Southern Muster Articles|
GOP ~ Keep It Up With Paul Ryan & Elect Donald Trumps Everywhere In case whomever runs the GOP establishment is blind (and they may well be), can you not see that stunts like forcing Paul Ryan in as speaker is why you have a Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Carley Fiorina winning the GOP Primary race? This kind of overt power grasp is why you lose. Voters like myself who gave up any reference to ourselves as Republicans over ten years ago is because of this very type of boneheaded act. We send our representatives to Congress to represent us, not to accommodate you or your rules and donors. Boehner was bad enough, then you tried Boehner II and he died on the vine. Now… Why Paul Ryan? Paul Ryan is a good Congressman, a class Gentleman, a genuine family man, an incredibly charismatic person, and would be a budget hawk if he could start cutting real […] read more here
|November 7, 2014||Elections & Consequences, Southern Muster Articles|
The United States Constitution and Ronald Reagan The Republicans swept the election while many of us must now hope they remember the Constitution that established the rules that allowed them to be elected in free elections. Now that the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans time will tell if they become part of the corrupt system or they honor that US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Both parties are guilty of slowly nibbling away the foundation of the Constitution through bills, laws, and programs never contemplated by the Founding Fathers. The new GOP class of elected leaders must be watched as closely as the Liberal Democrats they replaced. They have gotten badly off track under previous Republican administrations. Maybe this time will be better, but early signals are not promising. Even now we constantly hear from all politicians and talking heads phrases like, “The People want us to get something done,” or “We have to get things done […] read more here
|November 12, 2012||Southern Muster Articles|
These guys just played the National Anthem Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Nationwide NASCAR race in Daytona. It’s worth posting again. Hope you like. Thank You to All Veterans! This is a short post to say Thank You to All of the Veterans who have served and are serving. You may well be one of only a few of the assets and institutions of the United States not currently in decline. These guys just played the National Anthem Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Nationwide NASCAR race in Daytona. It’s worth posting again. Hope you like. This video is by a group I have been watching for a while and the lead singer is a Veteran. Listen Madison Rising sing The Star Spangled Banner read more here
|February 28, 2013||Elections & Consequences, Southern Muster Articles|
Dr. Ben Carson’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech I realize the redundancy of this post but I believe Dr. Carson‘s speech is so important that every Conservative website should keep it available permanently in hope all American’s will eventually watch it. The traditional media has paid no attention to this speech for reasons that will become obvious after watching the video. Dr. Carson‘s speech was given at the National Prayer Breakfast with President Obama sitting two seats away from the podium. Here is that speech, Dr. Carson has said in subsequent media interviews that Obama Administration asked him on more than one occasion for a copy of his speech so they could “Approve” it. He declined and finally told them that he did not prepare outlines for his speeches but instead spoke unscripted based upon his own convictions and beliefs at such events. He did say however, that he gave him the Scripture verses upon which his remarks would be based. Consider, […] read more here
|March 19, 2012||Elections & Consequences, Southern Muster Articles|
Tea Party MIA? … Not A Chance Boys and Girls! I keep reading and hearing that the Tea Party has lost its influence, or the Tea Party is at the point where they have to make a choice. They must either rise again to become visible and outspoken in current events and the GOP primary process or they will dissipate into the next decade’s eighth grade’s history books. If most of the purveyors of these habitually wishful thoughts had their way they would volunteer to help write the history books covering the Tea Party’s rise or demise; each political flavor being deeply rooted in desires for a specific outcome. But they, both left and right have never had any real understanding of, “Who is the Tea Party?” In fact, pundits and the current administration spend a great deal time and money trying to associate the Tea Party to whatever group best suits their political needs. Or conversely attempt to associate groups distasteful […] read more here
|January 17, 2013||Posted by Webmaster under Southern Muster Articles||
Could medication Be the Main Culprit?
Normally all of my posts on this website are my own originals, but in this case I have chosen to post, with printed permission, an article by Brian Wilson regarding the potential relationship of medication and the Sandy Hook shooting or better yet many of the mass shootings in the United States. He gives clues where to find a more culpable suspect than inanimate objects like guns and bullets. I hope you like.
The Other Newtown Victims
by Brian Wilson
“Truth is the first casualty of war” is a quote attributed to everyone from Aeschylus to Alfred E. Neuman. Regardless of authorship (and prescience), the tragedy of Newtown has seen Fact and Reason fall immediately thereafter. While Truth may have been done in by any number of suspects in times of actual War, Fact and Reason were brutally murdered by those who were purported to love them best, the “journalists” of the Main Stream Media.
Thanks to technology, the average individual with a Smart Phone, Blackberry or similar device, can record, video and send current events faster and easier than the best reporter in the field 40 years ago. Unfortunately, Journalism hasn’t kept up with the Tech Sector. As a result, incompetents, morons and nincompoops have become today’s “Citizen Journalist”. Along with their own blog and a YouTube account, they are this generations Murrow, Cronkite, Huntley – Brinkley, all from the comfort of their parent’s basement. Their quality and content tend to speak for themselves. At least give them an A for effort and an inquiring mind. Sadly, the Pros have used the lack of formal training of the “bloggers” as camouflage, to excuse whatever Journalism standards, training or ethics they may have learned. This is their Big Fail.
As craven as the politicians who leapt in front of the funeral processions to preen and pose, “journalists” from every print and broadcast source tossed any residual vestiges of objective reporting to reveal Full Monty their ignorance, prejudice and progressive agenda. In wanton efforts to satisfy their addiction to Instant Gratification, some of the most egregious examples of factual misrepresentation, woefully inaccurate reporting, emotive code words and blatant editorializing filled the airwaves and pages everywhere. Only the “New Media”, the Internet with certain web sites and quality bloggers were the sources of accurate information as the MSM went for days with mangled stories, hyper-accusations, hearsay and innuendo exacerbating the emotional revulsion, a natural by-product of such a heinous crime.
After 47 years in the broadcast and print media, I found this is more to be expected than surprising.
Of course, every one of the Ruling Class and the Blow-Dried Set has a solution: reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban, arm teachers, ban hi-cap mags, cops in every school (“National Guard!” – Barbara Boxer, Duh/Absurdistan), “deeper” background checks and longer wait times for firearm purchases, “closing the gun show loophole”, blah, yadda, etc.
Conspicuous by its absence is any in-depth investigation of whether psychotropic drugs, anti-depressants or other SSRI prescription medication was being used by the perpetrator. Ritalin, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft are some of the popular, widely prescribed drugs whose side-effects can be devastating. Similarly, MSM reporters, commentators and pundits apparently haven’t bothered to educate themselves – or inform their viewers, listeners or readers – of the readily available and damning facts found here. For those cursed with a slow Internet connection, here is an incomplete sample:
- Huntsville, Alabama – February 5, 2010: 15-year-old Hammad Memon shot and killed another Discover Middle School student Todd Brown. Memon had a history for being treated for ADHD and depression. He was taking the antidepressant Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.” He had been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist.
- Kauhajoki, Finland – September 23, 2008: 22-year-old culinary student Matti Saari shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine. He was also seeing a psychologist.
- Dekalb, Illinois – February 14, 2008: 27-year-old Steven Kazmierczak shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amount of Xanax in his system. He had been seeing a psychiatrist.
- Jokela, Finland – November 7, 2007: 18-year-old Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School in southern Finland, then committed suicide.
- Cleveland, Ohio – October 10, 2007: 14-year-old Asa Coon stormed through his school with a gun in each hand, shooting and wounding four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon had been placed on the antidepressant Trazodone.
There are many – too many – more.
I have seen no reports Lanza’s medication was being monitored periodically, as required, by a psychiatrist nor I have seen reports that periodic blood levels were being taken on him as required. Medication is to be given in conjunction with cognitive behavior counseling – yet there is no mention of this. 25% of adults in the US are on some type of psychiatric medication – greater than any population in the entire WORLD. If anything needs regulation, it is the drugs, not the guns.
Surely you’ve seen the noted side effects for his meds, right? Fanapt (Iloperidone): Psychiatric side effects including restlessness, aggression, and delusion have been reported frequently. Hostility, decreased libido, paranoia, anorgasmia, confusional state, mania, catatonia, mood swings, panic attack, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, delirium, polydipsia psychogenic, impulse-control disorder, and major depression. Somehow this doesn’t raise the curiosity of the 4th Estate. Could it be Big Pharma’s advertising budget has an influence felt in the News Room? Watch the ABCNBCCBS News this evening. Check the sponsors. And trust me: the Sales Dept talks to the News and Programming Depts. Been there; heard that.
As this is being written (12/21/12), there are no reports, results or enlightening discussions or serious investigations in progress to determine if SSRI drugs were involved, despite the occasional reference to reports the killer had “mental problems”. This failure to report the historical pharmacological aspect of previous mass killings – with possible involvement in the Newtown murders – has allowed the MSM and politicians to focus the issue entirely on guns– when the guns were no more at fault than a Chevy SUV driven by a drunk that crashes and kills a family of 8. Is there a rush to ban Chevy SUVs? Are Chevy SUVs declared illegal? A return to Prohibition? Limiting parents to only3 children to minimize the carnage?
Only a fool will blame the tool.
So why the mass expectorating on guns? Because, egged on by a complicit media with an anti-freedom agenda, aggressive ignorance and uncontrolled emotion has taken control of the narrative. The practical solutions are politically impossible and the political solutions are practically worthless.
To date, there has been no solution offered that resolves the problem without violating personal liberty, freedom or property rights – in essence, those very things the government has been instituted among men to protect.
“Assault weapons”: the term does not apply honestly or accurately in any aspect of this discussion (although the media uses it incessantly).
“Hi cap clips”: Properly called “magazines”, a limit on these to 20 rounds or 10 hypocritically exposes the supporter merely to a lower number of bodies. It is a red herring. In a Free Society, the “need” for such implements is irrelevant. It is a matter of free choice by a peaceful individual.
Gun Free School Zones, limited number of weapons permitted to be purchased (“one gun a month”) and similar flaccid, intellectually bankrupt ideas have already been proven ineffectual at best or fatally harmful to children, students, teachers, professors, movie goers and others.
Personally, I second the idea of replacing “gun control” with “gun safety” — effective immediately, required gun safety and marksmanship classes in every government school. They can be scheduled right after sex ed. If a student is old enough to be instructed in safe sex, s/he is old enough to be trained in the safe handling of firearms. Both disciplines could save their life.
Any “National Debate” and subsequent “agreements” must affirmatively answer the question: Had this law/regulation been in effect prior to Dec 12, would it have prevented the carnage? Anything less is a delusional exercise in futility. There are over 20,000 gun laws in America today. Politicians never explain how more laws will make criminals obey them. Not one – or any new one – can take tragedy out of our future any more than we can legislate a perfect society.
December 25, 2012
Brian Wilson [send him mail], nationally ignored talk show host and occasional LRC un-indicted co-contributor, is currently annoying miniscule audiences in a number of markets from his technically challenged studios safely outside the dictatorship of Toledo.
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