|February 17, 2016||Posted by Dick under Election 2016, Elections & Consequences, General, Southern Muster Articles||
The Time is Now for Grandparents to Ponder Their Legacy
Upon us grandparents now is what could be the most important election of a century, certainly our lifetime. As a grandfather of nine grandchildren plus one in the hopper, I am truly concerned what we will leave them for a country. Frankly, we’re not exactly batting a thousand so far,
- debt 19 trillion plus over 150 trillion in unfunded obligations of the US Treasury,
- a totally corrupt political system,
- almost one third of all Americans out of or lacking productive work,
- a failing health care system intentionally designed to end in Socialism then Communism,
- a corrupt, too often unconstitutional legal system that favors the wealthy and disproportionately punished the less fortunate
- an education system more akin to the Soviet Union propaganda schools than that of a representative republic
- an unconstitutional federal marriage law forced upon the states by a Supreme Court lacking authority to do so
- an immigration system that is threatening National Security as it further adds to our debt,
- an election process being tested for the next battle of the billionaires in 2020,
- absolute social decay and moral depravity,
- two openly Socialist candidates for the Presidency running on the Democrat ticket,
- and on and on. You know the other hundreds of our failures.
In all likelihood, many of us will not be around for the pain to come upon our grandkids if we do not repair our shortcomings. So, should we care? If so, why? Can we even fix it?
I began research and writing this post several days ago. Since I began, Supreme Court Justice Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died of apparent unknown causes. Justice Scalia may well have been the last unbreakable tether to our Constitution on the court. He believed that the Founding Fathers meant what they wrote when they authored the US Constitution. His concept as opposed to other Justices who believe they know better what the Founders intended than what the words actually say, therefore they feel entitled to make their own interpretation on a case by case basis. Of course, that interpretation has been tempered by their political ideology as of recent decades. Justice lost her blindfold the minute ideology was appointed to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and every other court in the nation.
Justice Scalia surely will be missed by this family and friends no doubt, but he will also be missed by a grateful nation. I’m not sure we can come close to replacing him with another of such impeccable stature.
We are about to elect a new President. This new President will serve a term of four, possibly eight years. One of his or her duties will be to appoint and have confirmed Justice Scalia’s replacement. He or she will in all likelihood appoint two or three more Supreme Court Justices due to retirements from the court, illness, or possible death. With the exception of President Obama’s two liberal SCOTUS appointees, the other Justices terms so far, including Justice Scalia, range from 10 years to 30 years and they still have more time to serve.
The point is, while the next President will only be in office 4 – 8 years, his reach and impact is our Grandkids and their kids. Thus the question, “What will be our legacy?”, and further “What are our choices?”
A) Do we want Supreme Court Justices that believe the words written in our Constitution mean what they say? Imagine buying a car or a home, after you read and sign the paperwork you are told that the words did not really mean what they say. Instead, they will be interpreted to suit the interest of a judge’s prerogative.
B) Do we want Supreme Court Justices that believe the words written in our Constitution require updating to meet the leftist ideology of political correctness, diversity, gay marriage or rights inferred into the words then imposed upon the states, or you must run YOUR business to accommodate every minority thought that may be conjured? That is but a small sample of desired liberal and progressive legislative dictum’s already in the works.
C) Do we want Supreme Court Justices that believe the words written in our Constitution are flexible and should be modified on a case by case basis to meet the needs of societal change?
As a grandfather and a conservative, I want the words of our Constitution to mean precisely what they say and based on the definition of the words in use at the time our nation’s most valued document was authored.
The question for me is, “Who will appoint Constitutional Conservative Justices?”
It requires but a little research to know that Ted Cruz is the number one candidate to appoint Constitutional Conservative Justices because he has proven time and time again his commitment to The Constitution of the United States as written.
But, what about the others running for President on the GOP ticket? Let’s take a look at each one of the top contenders.
Jeb Bush – All indication based on his record is he is most likely to select “C)” from above. Jeb has proven himself to be part of the old guard and is most likely to maintain the existing status quo in Washington, DC. Further, if it were not for the fact he has so much money from the establishment class and lobbyists trying to get him elected, he would have no chance in this presidential cycle.
Marco Rubio – Rubio, based on his record, especially in the area of immigration is more like Jeb. It is he that the establishment class and lobbyists are moving from Jeb to support. He has cried “Liar” when his record is exposed, but with minor effort, you can you can find online videos of Marco Rubio saying everything he was accused of. Even as of today, Rubio is a co-sponsor of a bill called “I-Squared” to increase the number of H1B visas without reforming the rules regarding layoff of American workers and hiring lesser paid H1B visa candidates. One of his co-sponsors, Senator Orin Hatch is quoted as saying he hoped the bill could be a gateway to “more progress” on a broader immigration bill. I have a difficult time trusting Rubio to do what he promises while campaigning. We did that once and he joined the “Gang of 8” to betray those that elected him. If “I-Squared” is any indication, he still supports immigrants over American workers. As further evidence it is important to note all of the establishment “status quo” political endorsements he is receiving… Nikki Haley – endorsed “Romneycare” Mitt Romney against real Conservatives… Trey Gowdy – Benghazi Committee. Has anyone been prosecuted in his almost two year investigation – NO… Darrell Issa – Fast and Furious investigation. Has anyone been prosecuted in his almost five year investigation – NO… These endorsements are more about stopping Cruz or Trump from upsetting the DC gravy train than endorsing Rubio and then only because they see their preferred establishment candidate, Jeb is losing so badly.
Donald Trump – There is not even evidence that Trump is a committed Republican, much less a Conservative. His past actions, especially campaign donations helped elect the very Progressive Liberal Democrats we are fighting to stop today. He too cried “Liar” when his record was challenged, but a quick review of these videos will show every allegation is true. (Trump with Tim Russert on Abortion, Regarding support for Planned Parenthood, Regarding government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood, Regarding his sister for a Supreme Court Justice ) Just who is the “Liar” here? Based on his history; it would be insane to trust Donald Trump to appoint justices who would stabilize a constitutionally based Supreme Court.
John Kasich and Ben Carson have no chance to win this election and should leave the contest. They are simply distorting the will of the people through distorted polls and splitting the vote. The same is true for Jeb but again, his dynasty pride and money will not let him drop out.
Chances are I will be dead and gone before my grandchildren and their children have to have their guns confiscated, endure the IRS sitting in the rear pew of their government approved church to be certain no political statements are made, are given a list of acceptable words including the amount of the fine for saying unacceptable words or are allowed to keep only a penance of their earnings.
I sure hope we South Carolinian Grandparents get this right so they don’t have to deal with these Socialistic mandates. Cruz is our man if we are truly looking out for our Grandkids.
|February 18, 2016||Southern Muster Articles|
This is a worthwhile read by Keli Carender at Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund… “The Constitution matters! The Constitution matters! The Constitution matters!” This was our main chant as we stood our ground outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in the bitter winter cold during the Obamacare arguments in 2012. We were face-to-face with paid protesters from left-wing groups who screamed at us about how the money in our wallets belonged to them, and how our healthcare decisions should now belong to the government. It is such a simple statement: “The Constitution matters.” But it’s this exact idea that lies at the heart of our greatness as a nation. The reason that America became the leader of the free world, and our citizens have been so successful, is because the men and women who founded our country gave us the Constitution. It is the Constitution that guarantees your Uncle John the freedom to start a plumbing business, to hire […] read more here
|January 30, 2016||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 […] read more here
|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||Posted by Webmaster under 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, Dr. Carson presented his Concise, Accurate, Truthful and Biblically based remarks with no teleprompter and was spot on” and his comments have created a Conservative frenzy of total agreement! Obviously Dr. Carson’s remarks came from deep conviction to flow so coherently. Do you think we will ever see such honesty from President Obama?