All throughout the primaries and the campaign, I was never on the Trump train. I have never believed that Donald Trump was a decent man, a true conservative or that he was the right choice to lead our nation. I have written before about why I did not support him and his candidacy, so I will not rehash all that. At this point, it is time to let it go. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.
New presidential administrations always bring change and if Donald Trump fulfills his promises I have to believe this will be a change for the better. Obama’s socialist agenda and dictatorial decisions did much damage, but America has always been resilient when recovering from disastrous leaders who damaged our nation.
I have concerns about Donald Trump, that he is not a true conservative. During the campaign he took conservative positions on many issues and made promises that were very appealing to those on the right, but his pre-campaign statements and activities do not have a conservative slant. This was […] → Keep reading
On Thursday this week the White House issued a press release saying that President Obama granted commutation to 72 federal inmates, a follow-up to the 98 commutations he granted last week. For his presidency, this is a total of 955 individuals, including 324 life sentences.
Part of the press release takes a shot at mandatory minimum sentences and calls for Congress to enact “broader reforms needed to ensure our federal sentencing system operates more fairly and effectively in the service of public safety.”
Obama has now commuted the sentence for more federal prisoners than all other presidents since World War II combined. Reportedly, all of the prisoners were convicted of nonviolent drug offenses but some also were convicted for nonviolent weapons offenses.
White House counsel Neil Eggleston said in the press release, “The President is committed to reinvigorating the clemency authority, demonstrating that our nation is a nation of second chances, where mistakes from the past will not deprive deserving individuals of the opportunity to rejoin society and contribute to their families and communities.”
More hogwash. The vast […] → Keep reading
World history is rife with despots who used murderous brutality to eliminate political opponents and others who were deemed to be unworthy of living. The most prolific of these caused the combined deaths of well over one hundred million people in the twentieth century.
History has always judged mass murderers to be evil, but as the world changes, so do perceptions of good and evil. Another mass murderer is on the verge of replacing Mao at the top of the list; one that has already been judged by the world to be saintly.
I present to you, the American liberal.
According to numberofabortions.com the American liberal is on track to surpass 60 million abortions since abortion became legal in 1973, taking the top spot away from Mao and becoming the most prolific murderer in world history. I’m well aware that liberals do not consider abortion to be murder, but those aligned with a culture of death never think their butchery is wrong. In fact, it is to be celebrated and championed. At the 2016 Democratic convention the crowd […] → Keep reading
Here is a summary of the State Questions on the Oklahoma ballot and my brief take on each.
BALLOT TITLE FOR STATE QUESTION NO. 776
This measure adds a new section to the Oklahoma Constitution, Section 9A of Article 2. The new Section deals with the death penalty. The Section establishes State constitutional mandates relating to the death penalty and methods of execution. Under these constitutional requirements:
The Legislature is expressly empowered to designate any method of execution not prohibited by the United States Constitution. Death sentences shall not be reduced because a method of execution is ruled to be invalid. When an execution method is declared invalid, the death penalty imposed shall remain in force until it can be carried out using any valid execution method, and The imposition of a death penalty under Oklahoma law—as distinguished from a method of execution—shall not be deemed to be or constitute the infliction of cruel or unusual punishment under Oklahoma’s Constitution, nor to contravene any provision of the Oklahoma Constitution.
My vote – YES
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Defeating Hillary Clinton is all that matters. Nothing else. That’s the argument of all the people who can admit what a degenerate Donald Trump is but say we should support him anyway.
In spite of the fact that Trump’s values and positions over the years are in conflict with the values and positions of most of the delegates who nominated him, we are supposed to support this man for president of the United States. Others, like myself, believe that supporting such a man would do permanent damage to the conservative movement, to the Republican party, to our Christian witness for those who value it and to the pro-life movement.
To support Trump is to reject morals and values that most Republicans have espoused for generations. Say goodbye to any credibility in the future of complaining about the moral failings of any candidate from any party. That right has been forfeited by those who support Trump. It’s ludicrous to watch Republicans defending Trump by using all the same arguments that Democrats used to defend Bill Clinton when his affairs and sexual […] → Keep reading