Robin Hood: You know, we Saxons aren’t gonna put up with these oppressions much longer.
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
For the second time in this election season the time has come to speak up.
I’ve really resisted endorsing Donald Trump for a long time.
I’ve been worried about his past record of liberalism (although given his primary business involved dealing with liberals in big cities such behavior might have been necessary for business reasons). I’ve been worried about his statements concerning planned parenthood & abortion (Although not only did Mitt Romney who I voted for flip on abortion, but Fr. Frank Pavone who I respect a lot has come out for Trump). I’ve been worried about his dealing with face cultures (Although with a long business recorded all over the world the idea that he doesn’t know how to diplomatically deal with difficult people is laughable) and finally I was disgusted by his attacks on Ted Cruz’s wife and his father, for which I have no answer in parentheses to provide as a counterpoint.
But the thing that has held me back beyond all others is unlike people like Scottie Nell Hughes or NH State Rep Al Baldasaro or Senator Jeff Sessions all of who I respect a lot I have no idea what his core beliefs are and don’t expect a private meeting anytime soon to assess them.
Thus voting for Trump becomes a leap of faith.
Of course there have been some significant pluses to Trump’s Campaign that should be acknowledged.
He has called Islamic Terror what it is at a time when the administration and the media are spinning, acknowledging what already exists is the first step in stopping it.
He has bluntly talked about the cost of illegal immigration at a time when stories like this are constantly ignored:
Did you hear about that mass shooting? No… not the one in Orlando. Not some Planned Parenthood clinic. Not even Bunny Friend Park. This one took place last week in the small town of Woodburn, Oregon. Three people were murdered in cold blood and fourth one was seriously injured. By the definitions established by the liberal media, this qualifies as a mass shooting. Yet I’m willing to bet that most of the country which gets its news from cable television doesn’t even know it happened. I wonder why?
The basic facts as we know them so far are that Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez shot and killed three people, ages 60, 30 and 26, as well as shooting and injuring a fourth person, age 27. It all took place on a farm. But as KXL news informs us, there’s something of note about the shooter which may be making the story a bit less interesting to the media. (Emphasis added)
The man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring a fourth on a blueberry farm outside of Woodburn, has been deported from the U.S. six times since 2003. The U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement spokeswoman says in a written statement:
And of course he FIGHTS, nobody has hit the media or Clinton like Donald Trump has and his willingness to do so has been the difference between some stories being ignored or not. For example if Donald Trump was not running would the MSM have talked about the Katie Steinle murder at all?
But all these things were not enough to push me over the line without a face to face meeting that didn’t consist of a question or two asked at a press conference.
However the last 10 days, several factors have, in my opinion forced this decision on me.
The Supreme Court:
Several cases at the Supreme court came up of significance, we saw a key abortion case go to the left thanks to Justice Anthony (now you know why the left fought so hard to dump Bork ) Kennedy, We saw the Obama executive order on immigration only fall by a 4-4 tie. Between these and other cases that were not taken letting decisions by liberal judges stand I have come to the conclusion that, given the fact that the Obama appointees are ideologues and that Hillary Clinton’s appointments would be more of the same, the only chance for the constitution to be enforced as written is to keep her out of the oval office.
The Justice Department and Loretta Lynch:
From Fast and Furious to the Black Panthers in Philly to the IRS Scandal and Lois Lerner the Justice Department and both Loretta Lynch and her predecessor have ignored or pooh poohed violations of law, refused to enforce or defend existing law and ignored attempts to use the power of the federal government to attack their political opponents.
The meeting with Bill Clinton might be the actions that has brought this to the forefront but this type of thing has been going on for nearly eight years and there is absolutely no reason to believe that if the left is rewarded with another four to eight years this will not continue.
Between Benghazi and the email server and the foreign donation to the Clinton foundation it has become clear that Mrs. Clinton would 1. Use the White House and the presidency as her own private slush fund. 2. Continue to use the power of the presidency to attack the civil rights of conservatives, particularly believing Christians of all denominations and gun owners for political reasons. 3. Continue to protect radical Islam as it continues to march forward not only in America but overseas.
And none of that even begins to touch on what Bill Clinton will be doing during the 4 to 8 years.
If we had a media in the cut of a Jake Tapper a Carl Cameron or a Byron York then a lot of the worries I’ve talked about would be mitigated, but that is not what he have.
We have a media that has at every turn defended this administration, turned a blind eye to scandal, relentlessly misrepresented events and actions and acted as the political wing of the radical left, Democrats with Bylines is the word that’s been used. The two final straws were the Orlando attack and the Bill Clinton Loretta Lynch meeting.
When the left and the Democrats tried to turn an Islamic Terror attack into a gun control event and blame Republicans and christians for these killings, did the media challenge them? Did they point to the radicalization of the shooter, the Father’s radical pronouncements, the wife’s escape and more? No they went along whole hog with this false narrative for the same reason they advanced a false narrative at Benghazi, because it is an election year and they feared the truth would hurt the Democrat party.
Not as deadly physically but just as deadly to the republic was their reaction to the Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton to talk about the Grandchildren Ms. Lynch doesn’t have. With the notable exception of Mika Brzezinski the spin to defend the Clinton and to buy the “oh we just bumped into each other” BS was astounding. And for the few on the left who did object, their object was based solely on optics that might affect the election.
I submit and suggest we will not have a media that challenges misdeeds in Washington until and unless the GOP is in the White House.
All of this points to the necessity of Trump but there is one other factor that I think is even more decisive. It’s a subject I brought up a few years ago.
American culture traditionally is like an old Popeye cartoon. It takes hit after hit after hit until finally it exclaims:
I think the breaking point is near, I think there are a lot of people in this country who are deciding that the Government is openly hostile to them. I think that the sight of women and gay men being beaten by leftists because they support the presumptive GOP nominee, having it happen in full sight of police ordered to do nothing AND SEEING THOSE OFFICERS CHOOSING TO LET THEM BE BEATEN means that they can not count on the authorities to obey their oaths of office if they think doing so might cost them their jobs.
Even worse than this is the obvious question it raises: If leftists are willing to resort to violence and boast about it before an election when it might hurt their ability to persuade the people to vote for them, how much more willing will they be to violently suppress their political foes when such behavior is rewarded with electoral victory by the people?
What will that tell a populace that has already been arming itself nonstop for the last 4-6 years?
Three years ago I quoted the blog Camp of the Saints in speaking about the results of ignoring the use of the IRS to suppress conservatives.
people are going to start concluding this:
The government of The United States is not legitimate.
That’s all he can stands, he can’t stands no more!
If enough people start thinking that in our well armed society, bad things happen. I really don’t think the left sees this danger or if they do perhaps they have decided that an armed paramilitary IRS etc is the way to solve it.
Things have already gotten worse, we’ve already had bloodshed in the west and we’re reached the point where the Clintons are even bothering to hide it anymore (please don’t insult my intelligence in suggesting that Bill Clinton is stupid enough to think his meeting with Lynch would get out, he knew it would) I submit and suggest he wanted to send the message that this is the way it is and there’s nothing you can do it.
I think if these people are elected before the end of a second term enough Americans will decide if they are not going to lose their rights without a fight and there will be bloodshed on a scale we haven’t seen in over 150 years.
And even if it doesn’t come to that, if somehow the Clintons are wise enough to show restraint enough to keep this from happening, the paralysis at home will embolden Al Qaeda, ISIS the Russians, the North Koreans the Iranians and the Chinese. I think we are going to see nuclear proliferation on a global scale because nations will decide a paralyzed US that believes its own citizens are it’s primary enemy can’t or won’t protect them, I think is very possible Israel will be put in the position where they will have to choose between a nuclear first strike or their destruction.
I suspect I and a lot of the faithful will have to spend a lot of the next 8 years praying, fasting and begging God to help both our country and the world avoid this horrible fate but while spiritual steps to prevent these catastrophes are good and proper temporal steps must also be taken.
And the single best temporal step will be the election of Donald Trump and the breaking of the power of those Americans who have decided their fellow citizens are the enemy.
Again I don’t take this step lightly, I know that there will be times that Donald Trump will disappointment me just as I expected Mitt Romney to disappoint me on social issues and John McCain to disappoint me on immigration and George W Bush who disappointed me on spending and the bank bailouts.
But while Trump will occasionally disappoint me (when he does I’ll call him on it) I am convinced he will neither persecute me nor strip me of my rights for holding my Conservative Catholic beliefs and acting on them.
I am very sorry to say I can not make that same statement about Hillary Clinton, and I’m even sorrier to see the day when I would say this about a presidential candidate.
I suspect a lot of people on the right see the very same thing that I do coming and don’t want to admit it either out of fear or in the vain hope that pretending these things are not happening will keep them from happening.
That is no way to deal with an unpleasant reality, the only way to do so is to admit it and act upon it and the time to act and speak is now before the GOP convention not after.
Therefore I am voting for Donald J Trump for president, and I encourage you, whatever your misgivings to do the same, because if we reward the behavior of the left and their press enablers for their actions during the Obama years, the Hillary years will make the previous eight seem like a walk in the park.
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