This month we celebrated President’s Day, Valentine’s Day and for Christians the start of Lent.
Reflecting on this we have so much to be grateful for.
1st A President of our USA who really cares about our safety, our prosperity and our civil rights
2nd . The love of our families, and friends.
3rd. Our deep abiding faith.
As a political force namely the Mountain View Republican Club, I would like to reflect on government as we celebrate President’s Day. In particular I would like to reflect on the status of trust in our government or the lack of trust. Over the past decade we have seen so much to give us pause about how much we should trust our own government, both national, state and local. We have seen:
- The IRS targeting conservative groups.
- The State department allowing for brave soldiers and state officials to die in Benghazie without needed and requested assistance.
- The Hillary Clinton email scandal
- The FBI colluding with the Clinton campaign and Russian operatives to spy on our President’s campaign.
- Our own State of California declaring a Sanctuary State, putting the protection of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes over the safety and security of the people who elected them to office and whose tax dollars pay their salary.
I am sure you can add to this short list.
My point is that there has been so much real evidence to convince us that we cannot put our total trust in our own governments.
Recently we have heard a lot about FISA courts. That means Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act courts.
Well I believe we are in desperate need of our own DISA court. That would be Domestic Intelligence Surveillance Act courts. Those courts are “We the People”. We the people need to explore, investigate and question the questionable intelligence and motivations behind the prejudiced actions of our government and national media colluding with the liberal left government. We are called upon to do so in order to keep and maintain the Republic for which we were given charge.
In 2017, for the 1st time in my 70 years, I purchased a firearm. Why? Because I can’t trust my own State government who could care less about our constitutional rights and may ban the purchase of firearms at any time. If they flaunt our ICE agents with sanctuary state and city laws, what makes me think they one day they won’t do the same with our 2nd amendment rights?
We at the MVRC will make every effort to bring conservative Republicans to office. We will donate to their campaigns and spread the word to support them. But one thing we will never do is put our total blind trust that they will do what we elected them to do. We will “hold their feet to the fire” and make sure they know at all times that they are accountable to us, “we the people”, who helped them get elected.
Like our honored President Reagan once said “Trust but Verify” And verify we will.
Fellow MVRC members,
This morning January 15th, I proudly displayed on my doorstep our American Flag in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I think it is a good day to take stock and see where we are in accomplishing the vision that this gentleman brought to our culture. When I consider this I reflect on the election of our first semi-black President in 2008 and then again in 2012. I consider how race relations have taken more than a few steps backward as a result of his policies and slipshod administration. I don’t remember racial tensions being so prevalent before his election. I was happy that things were on a great road of improvement since the earlier days of the 50s and 60s. I am reminded of Mr. King’s prophetic words that “A man should be judged not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character”. There was more than enough evidence to indict that President on his offensive and immoral character. Consider his known associations and his adamant promotion for late term abortions.
And yet our own fellow Americans dismissed his immoral character as irrelevant and judged him only by the color of his skin, and his glib proficiency at elegant speeches from his teleprompter. Despite their ignorance of the facts, that was absolutely not a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rather it was an insult. There were many black leaders both men and women at the time who would have made a wonderful choice as our 1st black President. People of great character and impeccable civility.
In days past, I have always believed that the people of this country don’t really elect our President or other government officials. The media did that. That had majority control of what kind of information to feed the masses and there was no question as to their immoral agenda.
I have learned that when I meet an ardent Democrat or leftist, I can most easily determine which medial that they get their worldview and information from. It is MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC. If you don’t believe that just ask any of your leftist friends which news stations they listen to.
But when Donald Trump was elected, that stronghold of fake news lost their mighty hold on the minds and consciences of the public. And they hated that. They went kicking and screaming into the night and will continue to do all the kicking and screaming as they become less and less relevant to a populous that sees through their chicanery and lies.
That brings me to my second celebration of January 2018 and that is the 1st anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th. I remember the day we learned of his winning the election, how I got down on my knees in my living room with a grateful heart to our God.
And now just 1 year later, I reflect on the wonderful things this President has done for our country and will continue to do. He truly loves the American people. Especially those marginalized and forgotten for so long. So my wife and I will go out and celebrate his inauguration anniversary.
As members of the MVRC we need to take stock of the upcoming elections and how we will fill the halls of congress. Knowing that some of our Republican congressman and senators have betrayed us and the agenda of our President whom we elected, the answer is to elect more true conservative Republicans, not to replace Republicans with Democrats. Can you imagine how much more we could get done with 60 Senate Republicans instead of our current 51 Republicans? What will more conservative Republicans do for our state of California?
Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Happy New Year!