The 2016 Election

I think it is important to clear the air here.  Yes, I will be voting for Mr. Trump in November.  Why?  Because today, there is NO other candidate who is available to protect our nation from the lunacy that is proposed to be in place by the Democratic Party.

Now, with that said – allow me to be very clear on some points:  I was staunchly opposed to his candidacy in the primary, primarily due to his constant attitude that everyone else must be a filthy so-and-so, joined with some of the nastiest personal attacks I’ve ever seen from the “conservative party”, just because people disagreed with him.  Humorously, most of the same people who sought to tear him apart are now looking for a job with him … so let’s stop with the “unity” nonsense chants while we are ahead.

I’m voting for him because his opponent is Hillary Rodham Clinton and ANY form of Clinton presidency in 2017 will result in a continued degradation, and I believe a further undoing, of our nation’s trajectory and storied history.  She is a lying, conniving, manipulating criminal who not only believes she is above the law, but who has no moral compass and cannot be elevated to the presidency of this great Republic.

Yet, even with that said … I am not, and will not, jump on the “Trump train”.  I recognize the train is there.  Yes, I see that it is taking passengers.  I also recognize that it looks like a huge party (and lots of fun) on board.  But, while it is tempting to just join in, I am perfectly happy traveling alongside the train because I will arrive at the same destination, eventually.  November 8th is coming, and we will all be at the polling place on that day – I am just going to drive my own vehicle there and will not be pressured into falling in line with where a party that I have loved since 1984 is currently at today.  Thanks for reading.

PS:  Hat tip to a great article from “Chicks on the Right” who helped me formulate my thoughts into this post. 

Are we Manipulating the Constitution?

So, on the topic of the president’s added gun control measures … I have only one issue that comes to mind and to me, as a Constitutional Conservative, it is a dangerous path we are heading down.  This action has less to do with protecting Americans and more about imposing preferences.  Bottom line:  He wants to tighten restrictions on gun sales.  (OK, fine, I get that.)

But, when you decide to supplement (or add to, further define, etc.) the language of an Amendment to the Constitution by executive action, does that mean that other Amendments can be augmented as well?  For example:

  1. How about we prevent people from attending a church of their choice by firming up the language in the First Amendment so it defines exactly which church they can go to?
  2. Or, let’s say that the Fourth Amendment is a little too weak and we should allow for searches and seizures without a warrant … just because someone may be a little unstable and even more so if they have been accused of a crime in the past?
  3. Or, perhaps, we should make giving testimony against oneself compulsory, and disregard the Fifth Amendment? This would certainly make trials a whole lot speedier.
  4. Or my favorite, let’s automatically set everyone’s bail (for any crime) to $12 million just to ensure that no “alleged bad people” are free, and thus this will help strengthen the Eighth Amendment?

We are on a dangerous and slippery trend friends … and this particular slope invites tyranny to become the norm.  And for those who just don’t think it can happen here, I ask, “Why not?”  America (you and I) just allowed it to happen to the Second Amendment.  So, what’s next?