Thank God my Local Officials still believe in our Democratic-Republic process of representation (I hope) as they publically and proudly publish their e-mail addresses. Currently, they do not require personal information and subscriptions/donations.  Kudos to those of you who truly know the power of our government (We - the people) is at the local level (until we willingly vote it away).  To those of you who believe the power resides in the State and Federal levels -your ignorance and stupidity will be the death of us all!  PLEASE wake up and learn.  IGNORANCE is benign, but STUPDIDTY is malignant!  Ignorance is thinking the Federal Government (bureaucrats) will solve all of our problems.  Stupidity is knowing that they tried and failed, but allowing them to 'try and try' again by giving up some of our freedoms to gain "security."  Who said that, "Any man willing to give up his freedoms in exchange for security is deserving of neither."?  Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.

Just a thought!  Why is it that most political campaigns always state that the candidate is "fighting" for us (as if they are in a war, or are a combat veteran) when the closest they have come to combat is a paper-cut or lack of toilet paper?  Unless the candidate truly experienced military combat for this nation, it is extremely offensive to those of us who have.  Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.

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  The socialist crap storm and smear campaign continues!  I love that President Trump is systematically dismantling the socialist agenda programs that were signed by previous Presidential Acts.  If you review them, they are all constitutionally legal under the purview of the Executive Branch (Foreign Policy - no legal need for Congressional approval - but funding IS required by Congress).  The pundits are bitching because the Congress/Senate never fully authorized nor moved to enact these Socialist Executive Orders into law.  Guess they thought the 'free ride' would continue without opposition as they were positive of their Democratic=Socialist Party supremacy (witness the continuing - "How did this happen?" media and higher education blitz from the 2016 Election).  Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.

  It's a shame that President Trump's own Republican Party Compatriots denounce him.  Obviously this is in fear that they will NOT be re-elected to their current political offices and perceived positions of power (said  power only resulting from our true government's -the individual peoples of the United States- lack of understanding of our Constitution).  Additionally, my own Nuclear Family (even those with higher education level degrees) fails to comprehend the end results of these socialist programs.  They mina-bird the media and socially educated experts of politics.  They laud the groups who reside in the United States that wave their countries of origin flags -within our own country, press and media- in protest of President Trump's Constitutionally legal actions.  They have been educated (AKA., indoctrinated) into believing in their perceived entitlements.  Having served 21+ years in our military, and being posted to many other countries, I can assure you that waving the U.S. Flag in those countries in protest of 'Equal Rights, Fairness, Diversity and Basic Entitlements' would result in your immediate incarceration and/or death!  Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.

  Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and now Donald Trump.  All three Republican Presidents -whether the first, the middle, or the current- were/are all reviled by their contemporary media/educated (AKA, indoctrinated) pundits.  I have attempted to research a few poignant quotes (specifically their progeny so as to avoid accusations of plagiarism -vaguely remembered from my late 1980's/early 1990's learning [as opposed to education]- but have found that the internet references seem to have changed, and/or altogether disappeared).  Whether they are true and actual attributable quotes, or are manifestations of sentiment, they are still relevant to our current political clime.  I am a registered Independent and not a member of either the Republican or Democratic parties.  Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.

1. Benjamin Franklin (in response to a question about our new form of government):  The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention  of 1787 were held in strict secrecy.  Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings  ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it!"    

2.  Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain (I love this guy - though today he would be called a Socialist, you can still find his quotes on the web):
    a.    “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”
    b.    "Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge."
    c.    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
    d.    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."  (Nowadays, we've flipped the terms schooling and education.)
    e.    "The silent colossal National Lie that is the support and confederate of all the tyrannies and shams and inequalities and unfairness's that afflict the peoples — that is the one to throw bricks and sermons at."        
    f.    "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies."
    g.    Not sure about this one.  This is one I that remember finding on-line about 10 years back, but can no longer find now.  Supposedly in response to a reporter's question about the new Politician (out for themselves) versus the old Statesman (out for the people).  'I'll never understand a man who will pay thousands campaigning for a job that pay hundreds. Unless he intends to steal it all back.

3.    H.L. Menken (a remarkable essayist from the 1920's):  Again, I swear that I found this quote on-line several years ago, but no such luck now.  'A LIE THAT GOES UNCHALLENED WILL BE PERCIEVED AS THE TRUTH, AND JUST AS REAL IN ITS CONSEQUENCES.'

Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.

  Lastly, let's consider those who extol the virtues of the ant and beehive colonies.  How all work together for the (Utopian/Socialist) benefit of the whole.  Each individual selflessly and willingly toils to the best of their capabilities to provide for the needs of those less fortunate (translate - incapable or unwilling).  A single person -with no immediate family/children- should be willing to surrender his/her earnings (their ability) to those who have family/children (their needs).  How did my choice to live within my means (no/minimal children-because I could not financially support them) become my responsibility to support their decision to procreate at an indiscriminate level? (See the movie "Idiocracy - especially the opening credits - after that it's just idiocy).  Once again, we need to reference our current educational system (AKA, indoctrination). Those who extoll the virtues of the ant/bee colonies are always those who perceive themselves as the Queen/Benefactor of said colonies.  Socialist Programs = Work Harder to Support Those Who Don't Want to Work.