True freedom does not come cheap. It is not licentiousness as so many people today believe freedom is. True freedom or liberty requires and is inseparable from personal responsibility.
There are threats to individual liberty in society. That is why eternal or ongoing, continuous vigilance is needed to protect and sustain personal liberty in society. The chief threat to liberty through history has been government. One recalls the adage by Thomas Jefferson to the effect that “When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Alas, it has always been so in human society. Free people need to seek a healthy balance and strive to avoid harmful extremes. The absence of government would be anarchy and chaos. (The anarchists’ dream is a destructive nightmare that must be rejected.) Government’s drive for power and control left unchecked produces totalitarian states where the citizens are not free, and the government is capricious, despotic and tyrannical (even when the state claims it is acting on behalf “of the people”).
. . . is that he will succeed and actually constructively solve some of the pressing problems the US faces.
If Trump and his administration do succeed in solving some of these significant problems, it may put the Left and liberals on the defensive for many years to come (and irritate the mainstream news media no end).
Think about it. After 8 long years of President Obama, the economy never really recovered to the point that it created many good full-time jobs. Similarly, other issues did not improve. Obama’s signature healthcare plan made healthcare unaffordable for millions of people. Okay, we had a left-wing ideologue as president. Now, it is time we have a man who has actual practical experience with successfully meeting challenges and solving problems. Obama’s only real world experience was that of being a “community organizer” – whatever the hell that means. Donald Trump has built up a major company over the years. Pragmatic realism trumps left-wing, “progressive” ideology.
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Here are some thoughts that occurred to me in the days following the US presidential election. Due to personal and collective burnout on politics, we are sharing these only now.
The mainstream media is the biggest loser. Having shamelessly campaigned for the loser, Hillary Clinton, those in the media cannot expect any good will from Mr. Trump when he takes office. They really out did themselves in the final weeks prior to election day, and their very low credibility with the public is now even lower and not likely to recover any time soon. (In fact, Trump calling them out as the frauds they are served to energize his voters in the final days of the campaign.) The lesson here is that the news media and journalists ought to stick with reporting the news and not try to shape the news.
There is a choice women have to make in this election. Will women voters choose to punish Trump for his distasteful, crude and even lewd past remarks, or will they choose to vote for a better future for themselves and for their families?
That is it.
The tea party and true conservatives failed to stop the liberals’ agenda because they backed the Republicans. The Republicans are effectively enablers of the Left (aka the Democrat Party). There is no true opposition party to the Left here in the US, and that is the real tragedy.
If you have been hearing lately of foreign powers having hacked into Hillary Clinton’s private email server (which contained classified information) while she was US Secretary of State, be aware that this is not the first time the Clintons compromised national security.
In the 1990s, President Bill Clinton let rocket (missile) technology go to China in return for contributions (via third parties) to his 1996 re-election campaign. As they say in Silicon Valley, this technology transfer “shortened their time to market” by years for China’s missiles.
Google this phrase: Bill Clinton Loral China – and read a few articles.
The moral or lesson of the story is this: Bill and Hillary Clinton will do anything to achieve/obtain power, maintain themselves in power, and financially enrich themselves. Think on that before you cast a vote for Hillary Clinton. Long after Bill and Hill are dead and gone (they cannot live to cling to power forever), our children and ourselves will be dealing with the threats to our national security that they will have strengthened.
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The title says it all. As we have in prior elections, we will hear that there was 100 percent voter turnout in many inner city precincts with 99 percent voting for the Democrat nominee for president. Dead persons still on the voter rolls will cast ballots for Hillary Clinton. Illegal aliens, who cannot legally vote, will vote multiple times. Guess who they will be casting ballots for.
We only wish that those who ardently call for free and fair elections in other countries would be insisting on the same here in the US. All this voter fraud disenfranchises the rest of us that vote legally.
Even after Wikileaks has released emails that tell of virulent contempt, if not hatred, for the Catholic Church and for Catholics by key figures in Hillary Clinton’s campaign organization, Catholics will likely vote by a wide margin for Hillary Clinton. And, they will provide sufficient numbers of votes to be the margin of victory in this presidential election.
But, why will that happen?