Chairman’s Comments 7/29/2016
“The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.”
Cicero, 55 BC
This quote, from very ancient times, is more appropriate now than ever.
The events happening since July 4th, the celebration of our great nation, have been marred since. First, I think it’s unacceptable that Loretta Lynch would even meet with Bill Clinton with all that is happening with the extremely sensitive investigations involving his wife; it is without precedence and completely unethical. With that gross lapse in judgment, anyone ethical would resign and, if it had been a Republican that did such a thing, the press would hound them mercilessly until they did. Or, an ethical president would demand their resignation. But, of course, with this current administration, we have neither.
The next amazing happening was two or three days later when it was announced that no more of Hillary’s emails would be forthcoming for twenty-seven months! How and why did this happen and why so long a time? And why the completely coincidental timing of that move? Then, the next amazing statements come from the FBI head that Hillary Clinton was extremely careless, but that no reasonable prosecutor would charge her. This was beyond comprehension to both sides of the aisle and liberals, as well as conservatives, were shocked. Even some liberal commentators said so. It is rumored that many FBI agents involved in the process are very upset. Hillary’s ineptness, corruption and lying are seemingly above the law. Their absolute power is simply amazing…and very scary. Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York and former Attorney General of New York, was very upset by what was said by the FBI. He said there is no difference between extreme carelessness and gross negligence. And, that is the perfect situation for a grand jury to decide and any reasonable prosecutor would have decided that.
The next extremely sad and ultimately almost terrifying incident was the horrific shooting of twelve police officers and killing of five of them by again extremists. It appears, as of now, that it was not Jihadists, but racists; blacks hating both whites and cops. I am sure there are many Black Lives Matter members who are genuine and want to make the world a better place but unfortunately, there are many who are true racists who are intent on dividing our races and want to murder innocent people. All too often these type of people move into places of leadership because of their drive and determination. This has happened throughout history. Adolph Hitler is just one such example where a bad person got into a tyrannical leadership position.
The President, who has the unique ability as the first black President to show that blacks can be very successful, should have race relations at an all-time high. Instead, he seems to have a very defined agenda to worsen relations. Every time there is a racial situation, I think that he has said exactly the wrong things to relieve tensions. He seems intent on worsening them and is being rather successful at it. His great friends and all-too-frequent White House guests, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, are gleefully taking advantage of sad situations and making them much worse, while filling their pocketbooks. Compare this to when George Bush was President. His first actions were to make Colin Powell the Secretary of Defense and Condoleezza Rice the Secretary of State, the two most important jobs in his administration. Bush made a strong effort to make relations between blacks and whites, and all races, the best it had ever been. Now we have racial tension as bad as the 1960s for those of us who can remember that. The Obama administration is not going to say the cop killings were hate crimes because cops were killed, even though during negotiations with the killer, he stated he was killing all whites. Another white cop was shot three times by a black person in what was called an ambush the very next day and, again, he is not saying what it really was. Instead, as with the Muslim extremists killing Americans, he is not calling these incidents what they are. He is, instead, calling for more gun control!! Instead of asking for gun control, I think he should be asking for meetings between black and white leaders, between police and true black leaders, not race-baiters like Sharpton and Jackson.
Cicero was extremely smart person who lived over 2000 years ago. Unfortunately our leaders in the USA and many countries all across the world are paying no attention to him, nor the founders of our country. They are burdening us with an increasing debt problem. To make matters worse, we are giving money s (billions of dollars) to countries that continue to hate us and that promise to annihilate us. We give millions upon millions to illegal immigrants and to supposed refugees who are not even screened; and we give free health care to all of them. Because of all of this, we are not able to pay Social Security properly and, in a few years, it will be completely bankrupt. We can’t pay our military a fair salary and our military equipment is failing for lack of parts. Our frontline fighter planes have to take parts of one plane to keep another in the air.
I believe we currently have a President who is content to divide the nation, allow in undocumented refugees and allow the national debt to get to a point where China is buying so many US companies and land that we need to be prepared for very troubling times in the near future. And, who knows what will happen if the coming election allows a certain completely dishonest and unethical woman to become President? We must (more than ever) encourage those friends of ours to provide any support they can to legislators and a presidential candidate who support the Second Amendment… or else we will lose it completely like so many other countries have already. In the mean time, make sure you have plenty of ammunition, as there are lots of anti-gun people who are trying to make ammunition very difficult and expensive to purchase.
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