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Rep. McDermott wants to change the Constitution to make Health Care a right:

GUEST: AFTER THE CLINTONS TRY TO THEIR HEALTH CARE PLAN BACK IN THE EARLY 1990′S AND FAILED, MANY OF US THOUGHT LET’S GO BACK TO THE BASE AND LET’S GO WITH A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT WOULD MAKE HEALTH CARE A RIGHT. I THINK IT IS A RIGHT AND THE DEMOCRACY. EVERYBODY SHOULD EXPECT GOOD HEALTH CARE. AND PEOPLE SAID, WE DO NOT WANT TO PUT IN THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE THERE WILL BE LAWSUITS AND THEY HAD SOME OPPOSITION. I THINK IT IS A RIGHT. AND UNLESS WE ARE WILLING TO PASS A LAW THAT SAYS THAT A DOCTOR IN A HOSPITAL CAN LET SOMEBODY DIED AND NOT CARE OR HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEM , THEN AS THEY HAVE RESPONSIBILITY, THE DOCTOR AND THE HOSPITAL DOES NOT HAVE ANY CHOICE. IT IS A RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR HEALTH CARE TAKING CARE OF. BUT WE WOULD NOT PUT IT IN THE CONSTITUTION AND IN MY VIEW, IT SHOULD BE A CONSTITUTION. WE COULD BE MORE RATIONAL ABOUT HOW WE PUT A SYSTEM TOGETHER THAT WORKS TO COVER EVERYBODY. I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE. THE FACT IS, IT IS A RIGHT.

I do not think anyone believes that health care is not a right. What progs do not understand is that a RIGHT is something that someone else (especially the government) cannot take away from you or prevent you from having. A right is not something that someone else (especially the government) must provide for you. We have the right to keep and bear arms. That does not mean the government, or gun makers, must give everyone firearms.

Let me just put a few things out there. We have 3 candidates on the Dem side running for President: an old “white” socialist, an old “white” criminal hag, and an aging “white” shirtless liberal. First off, where are there any candidates of “color”? This party touts that they are for those of “color” (being the racists that they are) yet they don’t have any candidates to stand for their own “race”. Oh, that’s right. They already burnt that candle on the present guy. Yeah, that worked out well. Anyway, why is there any following for a corrupt, traitorous, incompetent criminal as Clinton? By the same token, how can a socialist, which is a theology entirely opposite of our capitalist system, garner so much support? And a tax and spend liberal that has had most signed bills on taxes reversed in his state because it hurt the state and its people. Young, ignorant voters is why. I will say no more than it is a failing of the public education system that either teaches the Constitution incorrectly or not at all. If we require aliens to have a working knowledge of our Constitution to become citizens, why don’t we absolutely require it of our own citizens? Despicable.

We have a rouge President and government that has done everything possible to circumvent their duties to uphold the Constitution of the United States. The citizens are upset and we are seeing many converts (usually happens when you hit people in their wallets or take away their livelihoods). On top of that you have an unwilling Congress that throws up it hands and says “what can we do?”. First the GOP needed the House and they got that. Nothing happened because they said they needed the Senate. So then they got that but still nothing happened and the next excuse was “we need the Presidency”. The GOP is scared. They laid on their backs and said no impeachment. The laid on their backs and said no government shutdown. They never held back monies for egregious executive orders or even healthcare that they never got a say-so in. Rather, they gave all the monies requested for this rogue government, biding their time for a sunnier sky. These clowns are as bad as what the Dems are and, as the Dems have shown the way to be corrupt, so goes these “establishment” types.

And the citizens are pissed. At least the ones that are astute to how this government should run, knowledge of the Constitution, and an understanding that they are being lied to at every turn. This is what I would consider the “perfect storm” for a conservative candidate and we have many in the race. The GOP used to be the party of conservatism but it has been continually corrupted for decades and those that are conservative are scorned at every turn. We have true conservatives (or the best we have seen in a very long time) yet there is a wild card……Trump. I stated before that I like what Trump was doing in “playing” on those issues that strike a chord with the people. But Trump is no conservative and never will be. The National Review Gave that a spin but this was nothing new to anyone that could see through this carney barker. He and Ted Cruz have been civil when Trump has been trashing all the other candidates until, of course, Trump was taking “second place” in the Iowa caucus, the first caucus to come. In an interview with CNN Trump talks about how nasty Cruz is and that no one likes him or can get along with him. Trump is barking and his lead soars past Cruz. Why? The same reason that anyone wants to vote for the idiots on the Dem side. People just refuse to do their homework. The first and BEST chance in a long, long time to take the Presidency and, possibly, get the GOP back to its roots and Trump is the leader. Imagine that. And he can deal with anyone and he can deal with the Dems cause Pelosi and Reid (who won’t be around, thank goodness) and Schumar and others like him, and he can get deals done. What deals? If the GOP has majority in the House, the Senate and take the Presidency, the Dems are no longer a factor. There are NO DEALS TO MAKE! So is he going to deal with foreign governments? What deals can he make? Yes, I consider the government as a business; a non-profit business. It needs to run as efficiently at with the least amount of people as possible. A business savvy individual would do alright I guess but isn’t that what picking the right people in the cabinet are for? Isn’t it better to have an individual who knows law and the Constitution (not some fraud from Harvard who says he teaches Constitutional law and then circumvents those laws) rather than someone who knows how to make a buck and screw people? I feel that this opportunity to change America back to a nation of values and principles will be lost on nothing more than people being sheep going to the slaughter yet once again. All I can hope is that people get there heads out of their ass so that they may see the “epiphany” necessary to keep from going down the whirlpool of another toilet flush.

I have been busy lately. REAL busy. At times I am pulled in 10 different directions and that is not good cause my wife tells me I can’t multi-task. That has proven to be correct. Looking for some downtime, I was expecting Christmas to fulfill that need. I was wrong so I set my sights on New Years. After all people are usually slow moving on New Year’s Day and wanting to watch parades and football games and just lay back. Perfect. That was the plan BEFORE I got the e-mail from VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League). Being a member and wanting to do my bit during these insane times with politicians going on gun tirades, I figured that it would be an easy time of it at the Dulles Expo Center because who was going to go out on New Years and buy guns? Someone needed to man the table and I sacrificed some much needed downtime to accommodate. I figured that I would be the only knucklehead out there. When I showed up for the first shift I found out that that notion was just flat wrong. Where the booth normally has 3 to 4 people per shift manning it, we had some of the second shift hanging around and helping early. There were many more VCDL members that were there just because. THAT is what is known as dedication to the organization. The really strange part is that the show opened up at 3:00. I got there at 2:30 and had difficulty finding parking ANYWHERE! The line stretched around both sides of the building and wrapped around the back for those people wanting to get in. It stayed that way when my shift finished at 5:30. This is normally unheard of, especially on a holiday. I would have stayed longer myself but the kids were taking me to the movies for my birthday and, as stated, I needed some downtime.

Now the reason for the mob at the show was simple: people needed protection, ammunition and accessories because of what is going on in the world. We have fear of terrorism in our neighborhoods and still have the gang problems. The police are not as aggressive on crime as they were for fear of being sued or charged with a crime. Their own leaders and administrations aren’t backing them at times and some of the populace outright hate them. This causes more crime and less protection. It appears that true protection and defense is left in the hands of the people as it always was meant to be. Here in the Old Dominion we have a new added threat–our own government. These scumbag politicians will not be outdone by the scumbag federal politicians who illegally make law and steal rights that they have no legal right to do. Let me lay it out for you in case you are unaware of recent events.

Governor McAuliffe (aka McAwful) has a debt to repay for all the money Micheal Bloomberg threw at the last election. That debt is to use senselessness to get rid of guns. Since all his previous endeavors have failed, he is using the radical venue of “executive order”. You know where that comes from, right? This is what he is doing. In a nutshell he is restricting guns in ANY state owned and/or operated building. That means that there will be no carry at, say, ABC stores (and we all know that liquor stores are prime holdup establishments), the DMV and, hey, have you ever been traveling at night and had to take a bathroom break? Most people stop at the rest areas, especially for the women folk. State run rest stops with no security or police, late at night, dark, parking lots a ways from the building and not knowing WHO is in the building. In a nutshell, think of the governor making ALL state run/owned parks and buildings, that you pay for by the way, GUN FREE ZONES! Do you trust the governor with your life? Would you trust a mental patient babysitting your children? A problem is being solved where no problem existed. This makes no sense where rational people are concerned. And Senator Kaine and AG Herring are on board with this. Right out of the liberal playbook and in both state and federal governments pushing this pile of crap. THAT IS SCAREY and always has been.

Not to be out done and bowing to the Bloomberg money master, AG Herring (that would be Red Herring, who was an equally tragic and liberal hack politician as a supervisor in my county as well state Senator) did an audit with his state police commissioner and orchestrated his own anti-Virginian dance. HE determined that other states that Virginia has reciprocity with (states where Virginia honors their concealed carry permits here and they honor ours in their states) don’t “meet” our concealed carry criteria and, therefore, will not be honored come February 1st. In kind, it would appear that those states no longer recognized from the Old Dominian will not RECOGNIZE the Old Dominion either. Now you cannot safely carry a defense arm into other states which, technically makes more gun free zones and inhibits your right of self defense elsewhere. Why? Because Herring knows what is best for you and you should trust his judgement also, right? Here is the revealing parts from The WaPo, which is a main mouthpiece for the liberal nut jobs:

” Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that the commonwealth will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits, part of a national push to circumvent legislatures opposed to tightening gun laws.”

Plain and simple: to circumvent legislatures… This means it doesn’t matter what laws the legislatures make because those in key positions of government HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE AND INTERPRET THEM ANYWAY THEY WANT. That is what a despot does. But then WaPo continues with its reveal:

“The move is in step with actions governors and attorneys general are taking to address gun violence without going through Republican-controlled legislatures.”

..without going through Republican-controlled legislatures. Has anyone done this type thing when they were Democrat-controlled legislatures? This is what dictatorial governments do. Call it fascist, communist, socialist or any other name but you can’t call it American because it is NOT what America stands for, by our Constitution. I feel shame and anger when the Old Dominion, the most patriotic state throughout history, elects and condones the abuse from the scumbags pushing this liberal anti-American and anti-Virginian crap. Most of it happens from the people who get too lazy to vote for whatever reason and excuse that they can live with without guilt or those ignorant people easily persuaded with lies because they are just too damn lazy to do the research and protect themselves but, more importantly, protect us from these predators and our rights. That is why I have only been a member of three organizations in my life: PADI, the NRA and VCDL.

VCDL is a grassroots organization in Virginia, the most potent and most powerful, that stands up for our gun rights. You may say “ACT, why are you so narrow minded and only worry about gun rights?” Well, since you weren’t paying attention before I will repeat myself yet again. The 2nd Amendment is what protects all the other amendments to the Constitution. Don’t doubt the truth or the obvious. Sane and rational people know this. Our founders knew this because they looked through history and other countries and their governments before they created a document that gave people true freedom never before seen anywhere else on this earth. That document has kept this Republic, yet others wish to destroy it. You can see it for yourself on a daily basis in the news. Logical people understand. The mental liberals don’t until they have to live it (the 2×4 between the eyes of a jackass to get attention) and they won’t live it cause they don’t want to know the truth. VCDL keeps Virginians safe by helping to create an environment where defense is allowed for all Virginians. The only way to stop a criminal is with self defense because criminals just won’t obey the law, no matter how many laws you make. THAT can be seen throughout history if you just do your research.

If you are a Virginian; if you believe in a right to self dense or defense of your family, friends or even strangers ( this would be considered a selfless person of which I am); if you own a gun and want to protect that right, then you need VCDL. You should become a member as it only costs $25 and it would be the best $25 you’ll have spent. Go to http://vcdl.org and look over the site. Learn what this organization does in a tireless fashion. ABSOLUTELY sign up for VA-Alert. We don’t give out your e-mail address and no one will contact you. You will have regular news information on what has and is occurring in Virginia as it pertains to your gun rights. It is unbiased, truthful news. Once you have an understanding on what is happening throughout the state, in Richmond and other counties, FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM and help us fight for you and with you. Join. I’ll say it again, JOIN. We need to show the nation that we will not be party to giving up our defensive freedoms and becoming willing sheep to the slaughter. JOIN.

CV3NLKkWcAAEDAeOf course, the chicken on the right is “racist”!!

Also, after the coyotes raid the henhouse, the chickens have to make sure that the coyotes’ feelings are not hurt.

And there certainly should be no fence around the farm

In today’s world, a mob of outraged “social justice warriors” can get a person fired for the most inane of statements. The latest pound of flesh came from the President of ‘Mizzou’. However, his resignation is not enough. They are also demanding that he admit his “white privilege”. They also demand MORE black students – in spite of the fact that blacks score lowest on SAT/ACT.

As a nation, we have spent billions of dollars trying to help blacks erase the “education gap”, yet we reach this nadir of social justice mobs where everyone says that we are “racist”.

We spent billions on Head Start. It didn’t work.

Schools were integrated. That didn’t work.

Black schools with white teachers didn’t work.

Black schools with black teachers didn’t work.

Free computers and iPads didn’t work.

Huge private grants/gifts (e.g., Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates) didn’t work.

Entire school systems of blacks run by blacks and given MORE money per student than any other system didn’t work (see: Washington, DC).

So, it must be “white privilege” and racism! Tests are biased. Detroit and Baltimore are crime ridden and largely illiterate because of white privilege and the legacy of slavery! So let’s teach them to resent whites. Let’s teach that to young people! Yes, let’s teach that looting and rioting are “rebellion”. Let’s transform world class universities from centers of learning into “social justice” mad houses that preach myth and debauchery. There were students holding signs stating that they were “liberating” the campus – as if the campus were under military occupation. All would be good and right, if only more people like Sharpton were running the nation! For crying out loud, we actually have Presidential candidates pandering to the hooligans of the “Black Lives Matter” movement!

On top of that, we are being flooded with people from third world nations, and this is further changing the nature of our nation. Social atomization has encouraged short term time orientation, distrust, and corruption, which lead to social decay. And while this immigration flood is happening, jobs are being eliminated by automation. So we are importing MORE labor while simultaneously eliminating jobs. In what world does this make sense?

The ‘barbarians’ are not at the gate. They are in the town center!

How long can we hold the lid on this before it completely explodes? Another decade? 15 years?

Are we to continue to tolerate this social deterioration and intermittent rioting as preferable in attempts to appease them? Are we to continue to temporize, hold the lid on, and let our children worry about the larger ramifications later. Meanwhile, no one ever tells them the truth. Heck, telling the truth is all but banned in the mainstream. All the problems I listed above are blamed on “white privilege” as a given. So, the younger generations of blacks get angrier and more entitled, because they are taught to be angry and entitled. Young blacks feel they have the moral right to intimidate whites. They are taught that they can do no wrong and that whites can do nothing right. Heck, they are taught that “they” built this country. And they are taught this by leftist whites!

See this article by Thomas Sowell for more good reading on this topic:

Black Mobs and the Coming Race War by Thomas Sowell

 

I have been watching the Donald Trump phenomenon over the past few weeks with detached amusement. I think that I speak for many when I say that it is great to finally see someone (anyone!) stand up to these outrage mobs and tell them to STICK IT. If nothing else, Trump is showing the blueprint for how to deal with the Left’s outrage mobs.

In a world where a white politician must apologize for saying that “all lives matter”, we are glad that someone isn’t afraid of them. In this world where the conservative movement has ceded issue after issue, many of us are just damn tired….of the so called GOP ESTABLISHMENT! We are tired of being told to wait until the next election, while they continue to cozy up to their liberal friends. We are tired of the supplicating, weak manlets that are represented in the GOP establishment

We are TIRED. And they are either so out of touch as to not understand it, or so arrogant that they do not WANT to understand it. Meanwhile, the everyday, conservative sees degeneracy at the top amongst the ruling elite, depravity at the bottom and despair in the middle. Let’s review why:

I came of age in the early 1990s and fully supported the GOP’s “conservative revolution” in 1994. I was excited about the Contract with America. I was excited that we would finally govern on conservative principles. But Clinton was still in office. So we were told that we needed a “conservative” at the top, to go along with our GOP ruled Congress. I staunchly supported George W. Bush in 2000 (I despised McCain, even back then). There were many out there just like me.

What did we get for our efforts?

- We got quasi-open borders where on the ground we witnessed as our schools were overrun by the mestizo children of illegals and our streets were littered with trash. We fought back and were called “racist” for our efforts to save our communities. We were called “racists” BY “CONSERVATIVES” who insisted that the illegals were “natural conservatives” or something. We are told that we are going to become “the next Brazil”. So we helplessly watched as once beautiful communities were transformed into mini 3rd world hell holes. Oh, and meanwhile, the people who criticize us live in Lilly white, gated AND guarded communities, while preaching to us that “diversity is strength”. We NEVER had a national debate on this topic. We were told by our elites that we must take this.

It has been 21 years, since the GOP’s “conservative revolution”, and STILL NO SIGN OF A WALL on the border! They lectured us, telling us that open borders is an “act of love” or that building a wall shows you “have no heart”. This rhetoric coming from people who say that they are CONSERVATIVE.

Oh, and we are told by these same people that Israel must be defended and should have a wall (which they have a magnificent wall that was funded by us), but they don’t feel the same about the United States.

- We got constant ceding of ground on the culture war. They backed down on every single debate.

- The establishment sucks up to the left so that they can attend the hip cocktail parties and make nice money. Meanwhile, we are thrown under the bus.

- After 9/11/2001, we got a grand nation building effort that cost of  more than $2 Trillion and counting instead of going overseas to unleash our military to completely obliterate our Islamist enemies with extreme prejudice. Anyone who called for naming and destroying this enemy was fired or discredited. Oh, and btw, let’s have open borders and IMPORT MORE TERRORISTS!

- We watched as “conservatism” was turned into a BUSINESS (Nay, a racket) that many of us call “Conservative, Inc”. If you want to see how it operates, just make a lunchtime visit to one of the many fancy dining establishments in downtown DC.

All of this happening while election cycle after election cycle, we are fed platitudes about “tax cuts”, “liberty” and evoking the name of Ronald Reagan.

Many of us have had enough. Enough with the platitudes. Enough with the ceding of ground. The elites respond by calling us “crazy” or “extreme”. But we are tired, now.

At this point, 21 years after the “conservative revolution”, I have nothing but contempt for the “establishment” and their minions and sycophants in “Conservative, Inc”. They have no principles, except making money off our backs (i.e., donations) while they ship us up the river.

This is why Trump is gaining traction right now. No, I do not expect him to win, but if he’s still in the race next year and still has the same message, then I will be voting for him. Should he lose, then I will likely sit out the general election rather than hold my nose again and vote for another weak, open borders, nation building, big government conservative that I can hardly distinguish from Hillary.

I will also tell you that the white base is starting to revolt and many are no longer listening to the establishment. All of the race baiting from the liberals and social justice warriors (enabled by the White House) is tearing the nation apart. We have grown tired of being called racist for NOT wanting to turn this country into Mexico or Brazil. We are tired of being called racist for seeing plainly that crime is largely a black problem, yet this is denied in all public quarters. We are constantly told that it is our fault that they commit crimes and destroy their own communities. Where is the full throttled, public defense for our values?

I for one have had enough. And until someone better comes along, Trump for President!

When traditionalists would argue that marriage should only be between one man and one woman and that opening marriage up to two people of the same sex would lead to polyandry, the response was that we were being ridiculous. Well, now that the SCOTUS has ruled that every state must recognize such unions, there are now groups that are now calling for – yep, you guessed it – POLYAMORY. Here is an article from a leftist publication that has already called for it.

The long term solution for the individual states will be for states to simply get out of the marriage business. Period! I disagree with Mike Huckabee’s view that we should continue to fight for traditional marriage. That horse left the barn with the election of Bill Clinton in 1992 and is a losing battle at this point.

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Yes, this is a true story

I wrote about this issue over a year and a half ago on this board (click here to read it) when I predicted that the SCOTUS would indeed rule that same sex unions are legal in all 50 states. (Not bragging. That wasn’t difficult for anyone looking at the tea leaves)

Indeed, Obama has kept his promise to “fundamentally transform the United States.” We now live in a nation where a man can be called a “woman” (nay, they DEMAND you do so); where a person can change their race from white to black; where entire groups of people will marry each other; and it will essentially be illegal to be white. No wonder young whites want to change their race.