I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
Congress has a chance to do what they promised; in fact they have 2 chances. Odds are they will screw up both chances. I will put the blame directly upon the Republican leadership in both parties for the failure.
Opportunity numero uno involves Obamacare. A judge from the 5th Circuit has ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional. Very quickly, many of you are saying that the Supreme Court already ruled that the ACA is constitutional, how can a lower court 'overrule' them? Simply, the only reason the act was upheld was Justice Roberts arrogance in ruling the penalty for failing to purchase or obtain insurance was a tax. This despite the fact that the DOJ attorneys did not argue that it was a tax or that the framers of the law declared it was not a tax.
Those of us that pay attention have known for a long time the truth about Washington D.C. politics; it's all about power and the pursuit of power. Many of us have watched up and coming conservative politicians, like Paul Ryan, Jeff Flake and others, give in to the power game and betray their principles and promises to get ahead. We knew, but we had no idea it was this bad.
Documents and statements have confirmed that James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok conspired to entrap Michael Flynn. Comey has admitted that he encouraged McCabe and Strzok to make a casual visit to Flynn at the White House and interview him about several issues. Protocol requires the FBI to notify the White House staff and ask to interview any member of the President's staff. They deliberately preyed upon the naivete of President Trump and members of his staff.
Our little corner of the world has received some great publicity over recent years: best places to retire, best little towns, great restaurants, wonderful outdoor lifestyle. Tonight on NBC we'll be shed in a different light, not so much the town, but the focus will be on an horrific event, a murder, that grabbed headlines. Most of us have some knowledge of the events, but not an in depth knowledge. What will be interesting to me is how not only the case will be portrayed but also about how our town will be portrayed. We'll have a rare chance to see how a media outlet reports the facts. I wonder how many people will pick up on incorrect information?
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Baby It's Cold Outside, Charlie Brown's Christmas Special; all are now banned or under fire for being racist, misogynist, promoting bullying or some other offensive behavior. I learned tolerance and not to judge people from Rudolph's special. But what really chaps my derriere is that the same people wanting to wipe these shows and songs from the airwaves are the same people that are unbelievably quiet about some of the rap lyrics we are subjected to on the public airwaves. It is not only all of the above, but it is patently offensive on a level that, if the words were spoken by a conservative, white, middle aged, Christian male, the public outcry from the left would be deafening.
New Mexico’s incoming governor is anti-gun. She has said it multiple times even as she has denied that multiple times. Our newest Congressional Representative had a really nice commercial showing her hunting, but she also has advocated for gun control measures. The left wing wants to control your use of and access to guns of all types, no matter what they say when you are listening, their actions prove otherwise. The goal is to make us safer; to prevent mass shootings; to prevent crime; you know all of the 'justifications.'
Most of you also probably know that those cities with the strictest gun control laws, Chicago or Washington DC or also the cities with the most violent crime have the most murders and violent attacks using guns. Houston and Chicago are cities of comparable size but the violent crime rate in Houston is only about a third of that in Chicago. We often hear also that the United States leads the world in mass shootings or gun crimes but if you take out Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles we drop to something like 35th.
On the radio show, I often talk about the state of the education system in the United States. Our children, just in the course of my life time, have dropped from being the most well educated , including math and science, to some of the most ignorant in the world.
Over that time we have seen a change in the way our children are taught, everything from Common Core to a focus on self esteem and now outright indoctrination in many schools.
Now you have to understand I do not lump all schools into this description and certainly not all teachers but the problem is prevalent enough that is changing our society. Our children are lacking basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills that would allow them to function in society or further their education so that they may advance into careers that require specialized education.
Certainly you've seen all of the recounts being done in various states across the nation. It just amazes me how it is usually, like 99.9% of the time, usually, when the Democrat party candidate has lost the race. You'd probably be shocked to know that I have several observations about the entire situation.
Primarily in Florida, but it has happened right here in NM as well, ballots are being found in the strangest of places. In the trunk of a car parked at the airport. In a warehouse. In a closet at the county clerk's office. In thin air. And it's happening in the same places that it's happened before, e.g. Broward County. Wouldn't you think that after it happened once, steps would be taken to ensure that it did not happen again? If you think that, you're not a proper liberal elite politician.
Yes, the election results revealed the ignorance of the general public, at least those that voted to have their taxes increased and other freedoms restricted by electing Democrat Socialists. It also revealed what many on the left side of the aisle are thinking as well.
Joy Behar of The View said the reason Democrats did not gain control of the Senate is because of the gerrymandering that Republicans did in the various states to ensure a victory. That brought a resounding cheer from her audience and her fellow ignoramuses. Sorry Ms. Behar, senators are elected in a statewide vote while representatives are subject to defined districts. As far as I know, state boundaries have not changed recently.
There have been so many 'major' stories in the news the past couple of weeks that it's hard to decide which ones to cover in depth, since that would leave little time to discuss some of the other stories. That's why there is the 'quick hits' columns. So let's get to it.
Paul Ryan proved once again that he's part of the swamp when he said that birthright citizenship is protected by the Constitution. It is not and that has been made abundantly clear by the authors of the 14th Amendment. Birthright citizenship as it is now practiced did not start until the 1960s when policy decisions were made by bureaucrats to interpret not only the Constitution but immigration laws incorrectly. Our country was coming off of a period of almost no immigration beginning shortly after WWI and ending in the 1950s. The authors of the 14th Amendment said specifically that those who were subject to the jurisdiction of another country, and not solely to the jurisdiction of the U.S., were not to be granted automatic citizenship simply because they were born on U.S. soil. President Trump has the ability to reverse that policy decision with an executive order.
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