Category Archives: Politics

Here’s Why Trump Had to Denounce Violence on “Many” Sides

In Trump’s first speech he gave in response to the tragedy in Charlottesville, he condemned the hatred, bigotry and violence on “many sides.” The press excoriated him for not explicitly calling out the Nazi and the white-supremist organizations. The Press also denounced Trump for claiming there was hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. The Press would have you believe that Trump is siding with the racist when he attributes culpability to all sides. The Press claims that Trump views the goals of the Antifa counter-protesters to be morally equal to that of the hate-filled bigots. Thus, because Trump won’t condone as justified the violence of the Antifa, he is not only a racist but unqualified to be President.

Trump grave a second speech in an attempt to placate the Press. In that speech he condemned the racist protesters in no uncertain terms. However, if Trump had only condemned the racist protesters as he did in his follow-up speech, what message would he be sending? If he acquiesces to the violence of the Antifa, isn’t he is saying that vigilante justice is acceptable, perhaps even desirable, in a lawful society? Think about that. Do we want self-appointed posses riding around imposing their own idea of justice, of course not. We want to live by laws that are derived from a democratic process. We want all to be treated equally under the law. If the violence of the Antifa is not addressed or equated with the hate of racism, aren’t we are the ones being unjust.

Trump had to denounce the violence on all sides, for to allow violence sometimes and not others is the opposite of justice. We have a Constitution that allows freedom of speech. That means no one can be prosecuted for what they believe no matter how heinous, evil or racist it might be. However, when thought becomes unlawful action, when threats of violence are uttered, it is the role of lawfully authorized personnel to enforce the law and protect citizens from harm. Trump has been criticized for calling people on both sides “good people” but isn’t that a description of people who follow the law.

It is the Constitutional role of the President of the United States to see that laws passed by Congress are administered faithfully. As President, it is Trump’s sworn duty to make all people accountable, not for what they believe or think, but for what they do. That’s the law. If you want to create a hierarchical list of threats to peace, violent action always trumps evil thought.

Local Power

When the federal government usurps the power of local communities and families to govern themselves, we will find ourselves enslaved to the agenda and desires of a self-serving elite.

Money In Politics

You can no longer take money out of politics as you can take the sun out of the dawn.

Voters Loot the Treasury, Get Free Phones

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapsesContinue Reading

Declaration of Independence Lacks Support

A Rasmussen poll recently found that only 70% of Americans support this assertion made by the Declaration of Independence: “Governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed.” This means that 30% of Americans either disagree with this statement or don’t know. The actual breakdown is this: 13% disagree 17% are undecidedContinue Reading

Give Us This Day Our Daily Meds

The Left wins! The Republicans are now toast and will be a mere footnote to the legend of America’s greatness. Since the winners get to write history, we will describe Republicans as the heartless vampires we know them to be, sucking the blood of union workers and women of childbearing age. There will be celebrationsContinue Reading

Place of Peace

There will be no peace in the world until we have the courage to find it within themselves. The world will be a disaster and a threat to anyone who has not first found peace in within themselves. No amount of control or  service to others will add one iota of peace to your neighborhood,Continue Reading

Helping Others

When you help others out of love for yourself you are truly free.  Helping someone out of obligation only feels good if you enjoy fulfilling obligations. Otherwise, helping someone is going to lead to resentment, frustration, and anger. You never bring healing to the world no matter who you help if your emotions turn negative.Continue Reading

Welcome!

Only by assuming that others thoughts and experiences are as valid as our own will we understand what a peaceful mind feels like. I offer my impressions, questions, and encounters with the world not as THE truth but simply as MY truth. Thank you for listening. I look forward to returning the compliment.   

– Tom Michero