Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Illegal Alien Misinformation

I got into a debate with a couple of democrats about illegal immigration. I learned so much from them, none of which was good for democrats. When I told one of them that members of the caravan were applying for asylum, the guy thought I was lying. I linked to a New York Times article(what I consider a leftist source) that verified everything I had said. The man was surprised by what he had read. He told me he had never seen any of that information, which pretty accurately detailed how many caravans there were and how many people made up those caravans. He told me the New York Times wasn't a progressive source so he would have some doubts about the information.

The topic turned to how illegal aliens were working and paying taxes. Some do pay taxes, but not in the numbers people think. One of the men supplied a link to a Vox article. As you might expect, it was a fluff piece describing the plight of poor immigrants and bragging about how much they pay in taxes. What the article also did was provide some numbers that backed up what I was saying about illegal aliens stealing Social Security numbers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Civil War Truths

The subject of the Civil War is brought up a lot, but we rarely hear true facts. The name itself is a misconception, there was never a civil war. A civil war means a war within a country. In truth, this was a war between a union of states within the United States and the Confederate States of America. The southern states of the United States of America seceded and formed their own country. They even had their own currency and was trading with foreign countries.

Those who don't know true history might be wondering what I meant by a union of states. When the US government became upset over the secession of states, they decided on going to war. There were several states that refused to go to war against the the confederacy because they believed in the right of secession. Those states are referred to as border states and that's why it was a union of states that invaded the Confederate States of America. Lincoln did the same thing to the CSA that the British did to the USA when the colonies declared independence. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

“Left” and “Right” Confusion

We keep hearing the terms “left” and “right”. I doubt most people even know where those terms came from when applied to political ideology. The terms “left” and “right” wing are based on the seating arrangements in the French National Assembly, which directly preceded the French Revolution. Some believe those terms represent certain beliefs, and they did in the beginning. The aristocracy sat on the right side of the Speaker, which was traditionally the seat of honor, and the commoners sat on the left. This gave birth to the terms “right-wing” and “left-wing” politics. The left had been called “the party of movement” and the right, “the party of order.”

Friday, December 7, 2018

Climate Hypocrisy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez framed her chosen climate policy—the Green New Deal. Since she first mentioned the phrase, leftists have been cheering her plan, even though no one has a clue what the Green New Deal entails. One of the main things the deal proclaims to do is to create new green jobs. As of this writing, nationwide unemployment is 3.7 Percent. These democrats say they will create new jobs installing solar panels made in the world's largest polluting country, China. Where will they find all this new labor?

The Paris Accord that democrats are upset the USA pulled out of, gave China a pass on carbon emissions. These democrats want to use solar panels made in China, which is buying all the coal the USA can produce for their dirty power plants. I have not heard one thing the Green New Deal will do to reduce carbon emissions in countries such as China. It seems to only expand China's pollution.

This is more than about energy, it's a power grab. Ocasio-Cortez suggested the federal government should nationalize Tesla’s technology because of the company’s receipt of tax subsidies. Ocasio-Cortez said:

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Democratic Party Cult

I've written before about how people blindly follow an ideology until they become cult-like. This is the case with the left and right, but today we have seen the left become even more like a cult. During the 2018 election we saw some far left people elected. The day after the election we began seeing them chanting about a Green New Deal. I'm not sure yet exactly what that means, but the name suggests something that gives government incredible control over our lives.

The first thing mentioned is a carbon tax. The far left always leads with a tax. We know that taxing energy increases the price of everything in the country. These new elected people talk about helping the poor and working class people, yet their first action is one that only does harm to those they claim to help.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hypocritical Leftist Feminism

For centuries women were made to cover their bodies. From the 1400's to the 1940's it was shameful for a woman in America and much of the world to show her ankles. In the 1950's, women became bold and began to show their ankles, but even then if she showed her knees she was called a slut.

In the 1960's, women began to stand up to the the patriarchy and began wearing miniskirts and two piece swimsuits. This drove conservatives insane, not just right wing conservatives, but conservatives of all political ideologies. These are the types of things feminists fought for in the 60's and 70's.

Have you seen Catholic nuns in traditional habits? Their head and body must be covered at all times. They didn't look a lot different from the traditional Muslim dress codes of today for women. Feminists fought to free nuns from the religious restraints of their clothing. Eventually, this fight brought about the modified habit we seen nuns of today wearing.

Monday, November 19, 2018

America's Addiction To Drugs

Over the years we have heard many politicians talk about drug addiction in America. President Trump brought it to light even more when he singled out opiods and how they are being over prescribed by doctors. We are rarely told that the majority of addicts use prescription drugs. That doesn't always mean they got the drug using a doctor's prescription, but we find too often it was the legal use that led to illegal use.

Everyday we hear about the battle to legalize cannabis , one of the least harmful drugs, but it does have it's down side such as paranoia and forgetfulness. Even with the negatives, marijuana is likely much safer than alcohol. Unlike opiods, marijuana hasn't been found to be addictive, at least physically. People can become psychologically addicted to almost anything, whether it be drugs, exercise, or food.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Costs Of Government Controlled Health Care

Because people reply on insurance to pay for medical needs, they never know, nor care, how much it costs. All people care about is how much they will pay out of pocket. This is a lot like the rent-to-own industry, people just want to know what the monthly payment is, and not what they are paying in total. The total of that rent-to-own product is far more than the retail cost. A rent-to-own television might cost $1000 more than retail. If we had free healthcare, people would use the system even more because there would be no financial pain for abuse. Sometimes there is no choice when it comes to medical treatment, but often there is one.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Scarlet Letter: Mob Rule

In June 1638, in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne, a young woman who has given birth to a baby of an unknown father. She is required to wear a scarlet 'A' on her dress when she is in front of the townspeople, to shame her. The letter 'A' stands for adulteress. Her punishment (because adultery was illegal at the time) is to stand on the scaffold for three hours, exposed to public humiliation, and to wear the scarlet 'A' for the rest of her life. As Hester approaches the scaffold, many of the women in the crowd are angered by her beauty and quiet dignity. When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child, Hester refuses.

Although the Scarlet Letter was a fictional story, similar things have happened throughout history. In the past, people have been publicly humiliated for many crimes, including speech. Throughout history, speech has been tightly controlled. Even today, there are countries where you can be whipped, stoned, or imprisoned for speaking out against religion or government. When the founders of the United States created the Constitution, they decided the language for protecting speech needed to be more defined, so they added the 1st Amendment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Coup To Control The USA

A caravan, as described by the media, of 1000 individuals entered Mexico from Guatemala. This group of people from Central America marched north carrying signs. One of those signs read: “Fuera Donald Trump.” In spanish "fuera" is used when you want to talk about, dreams and wishes, even though the direct translation means outside.

This means the those in the caravan and those who orchestrated it meant this to be an in-your-face-Trump invasion of the USA. We are told these caravans happen annually, but they typically get little media attention other than to tell us about the poor little children all alone in the desert. When one of these caravans crossed the US border, Glenn Beck fell for the propaganda and actually took toys to where these people were being held. Democrats and progressive republicans even made a law to protect Unaccompanied Minors. Because of such a law they will put children, teenagers, at the front of the line to make it appear it's just a group of children. The media will spread those images all over television and the internet. This is to play on emotions and to hide what is really happening.