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Mark Caserta: 2020 Democrat Platform: “Free Stuff” for your vote!

23 Mar

 

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The line for “free stuff” begins here


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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor for Free State Patriot

March 23, 2019


 

Despite liberal Democrats attempting to convince the nation that “Russian collusion” is at the top of voter’s priorities, nothing could be further from the truth. For several years, it’s been about jobs, the economy, national security and illegal immigration – period.

Once again, this group of “never Trumpers”, who have worked so hard to create a reason to impeach President Trump, are losing their minds over special counsel, Robert Mueller’s decision not to issue any more indictments as a result of his nearly 2-year investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump administration.

President Trump was confident and correct in his decision to allow, what many described as a “witch hunt”, to continue. But don’t expect Democrats to accept the findings of the investigation, which as of December 2018, had exceeded $25 million of taxpayer money per multiple news sources, to include USA Today in a column by Bart Jansen late last year.

They will continue to dig, scrape and invent fake news to convince Americans that Donald Trump is the devil.

But, along with the faction of fruitcakes that will labor fecklessly in this regard, there’s another segment of the Democrat Party that is working toward accumulating voters for the 2020 presidential election who they hope will be ignorant enough of the facts to elect a candidate who “promises them the world” without any idea of how to pay for it.

It’s really alarming how many junior members of Congress who have no idea how government or the economy works. It’s equally alarming that many people are ignorant of their ignorance!

Let’s take a moment and look at the Democrat policy proposals that have been bandied about on Capitol Hill since Trump won the 2016 election.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to lower the minimum voting age to 16. Believe me, when I tell you this recommendation has nothing to do with improving our country. She is banking on younger voters voting Democrat, since 67 percent of voters under 30, went for a House Democrat in the 2018 midterm elections.

How many 16-year-olds, now-a-days, understand government and policy? Crazy idea.

Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren supports abolishing the U.S. Electoral College. Besides representing the antithesis of the core of our Republic, this crazy notion, again, isn’t about improving our nation.

Liberal loons are simply tired of losing elections “legally”. They would rather win them “illegally”.

Simply put, removing the electoral college removes the level playing field in terms of state representation and would empower states like New York and California to make national decisions, rendering smaller states without representation in a national election.

Liberals blocking Trump’s border wall and desiring to open the borders, certainly isn’t about improving our nation. It’s about bringing in people, whose only hope will be to rely upon Democrats providing them sanctuary and sustenance. Oh, and who will also vote for them every single time – regardless of whose name is on the ballot.

The term, “Free Stuff”, should just be added to the Democrat Party platform. It’s nothing more than buying votes. Prepare to continue to hear it from candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who, frankly, have gone off the deep-end, in terms of appealing to the “repressed” masses with their modern-day version of “Robin Hood” politics as they propose taking from those that “have” and re-distributing to those who “have not”.

Don’t forget. Robin Hood was a criminal.

Can you imagine what state our country would be in if we removed the incentive to work? Just look at other socialist third-world countries for a snapshot. Can anyone say, “socialism”?

And then there are those Democrats who are working to remove Donald Trump from the ballots in some states.   And they accuse the GOP of voter suppression?

President Donald Trump is simply doing what we had hoped other Republican presidents would do once we elected them. And Democrats can’t stand it.

The truth is, liberal Democrats have absolutely nothing to run on in 2020 that has anything at all to do with the betterment of our country. They want to give more rights to illegal immigrants and abortionists than they want you to have.

Something is inherently wrong with that ideology.

But, despite the fake news polls, Americans love want President Trump is doing for the nation. The economy is booming, unemployment for all demographics is at a 44-year low, and our nation has never been more respected and revered by other countries.

Yes, we will happily bank on Trump’s wins over Democrat’s woes in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven J. Davis: When principle collides with preference

18 Mar

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Steven J. Davis is the founder of the League of Principled Citizens and the League of Principled Men

March 18, 2019

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Clearly, we are in a climate of emotional excess.

The term “butt hurt” seems to be tossed around a lot, lately. Many are easily offended – and for more reasons than anyone can count.

Politics, religion, social standing, sex, race and nationality are all at the top of the emotional environment list the past few years.

The question is “why?”.

How is it that as a Nation we have become a boiling pot of feelings and ideas that are the dividing force of our daily lives? Many are simply afraid to discuss anything that might bring about any controversy or potential retribution.

Human Resources offices at companies across our county have scrambled for the past several years to write and rewrite policy to keep companies out of hot water and the courts due to the emerging emotional tidal wave.

Why are we here, at this time?

It is my opinion that we have begun to “self-identify” and put “self-first” to the point that our Creator is now out of the picture.

We are returning to Babylon and The Roman Empire.

Our language is changing, words are now put under a microscope and redefined. People speak more in the third person and use words that help them stand apart from others while at the same time claiming to be “this or that” and support “this group” or belong to “that group”.

The division of man is a fast movement toward a Godless society. Many think that this group or that group is responsible.

I think that we all have a part in the division.

Regardless of your faith or choice of belief. when the basic principles of creation are ignored and put aside, the result is the loss of foundation.

All things in life require a foundation. Where there is no foundation there is no stability.

Our constitution is foundational. The Bible is foundational. Individuals and groups looking for more rights than anyone else are leading the way to social and economic destruction.

As a people, we must decide whether we are one Nation or not. Are we one Nation, of fifty states, that will protect everyone equally and maintain the standard of equality under the law, or a Nation and people of division.

It all comes down to Principle or Preference.

We must decide if we are to survive.

 

Steven J. Davis
Founder
League of Principled Citizens
League of Principled Men

Mark Caserta: Drag Queen Story Hour: Promoting more than “acceptance”

17 Mar

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Drag Queen Story Hour working to expand its reading


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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor for Free State Patriot

March 17, 2019


 

Drag queens across America and around the world are reading to our children at libraries, schools, bookstores, museums, summer camps, afterschool programs, and other community spaces.

These “gender confused” individuals claim to be “spreading a message of acceptance”.

I submit they are intentionally targeting our young, impressionable kids with the progressive goal of redefining the Biblical definition of a man and a woman and God’s plan of creation.

Additionally, I firmly believe this will be an avenue for sex predators to prey upon our children under the guise of “acceptance”. In fact, I’ve no doubt, it’s already happening.

You may recall, in December 2018, a group known as “Huntington Pride” sponsored Drag Queen Story Time in the city of Huntington, WV. The event, planned to be held at Pullman Square, aligned with our mayor’s message of “tolerance” and “inclusiveness”.

I failed to notice any outrage or dissension at city hall over the event, so I must presume this event had their blessing. Seems like a unique way to celebrate the Christmas season, doesn’t it? Perhaps the timing intentionally represented a somewhat “different” message than the actual reason for the season. I have my suspicions.

This local event was advertised on the group’s Facebook page:

Join Jade & Giselle for a story hour for all ages. Cookies and Hot Chocolate provided. ‘Tango Makes Three’ and ‘Jacob’s New Dress’ celebrate acceptance and inclusion in a way that makes sense to kids and adults alike and read by two of Huntington’s finest drag entertainers. Please join us! 

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You may be unaware of what Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is all about.

Well, the group’s website candidly explains, “DQSH is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”

Oh, but as with most liberal-slanted initiatives, DQSH has become so much more. It’s now reading — riddled with unintended consequences.

As reported last week by KHOU Channel 11 in Houston, TX, a Houston Public Library allowed a registered child sex offender to read to kids at a Drag Queen Storytime event.

A media spokesperson for the library confirmed one of the program’s drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, whose original name is Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old child sex offender, was near young children and allowed to read to them.

In 2008, Garza was convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old boy.

In a statement, the Houston Public Library admits they didn’t do a background check on Garza and said Garza will not be involved in any future library programs.

If, indeed, the DQSH members are simply promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ lifestyle, why advertise (what one can only assume to be “training” to be a drag queen) by offering a “Drag Queen Makeup Tutorial for Teens on their website?

If you desire to check out the group’s website for yourself, go ahead. It’s https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/

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Let me be frank. (no pun intended).

While I don’t condone this lifestyle, I couldn’t care less if these “men” want to play dress up and put on makeup. I’ll simply use the phrase Christians often hear from the left, “Don’t push your belief system on me!”

Progressives will read this column and swear it’s written from hatred. Nothing could be further from the truth. God commands us to love one another. But He also commands obedience to His Word.

Shame on any administration, including Huntington, WV, that would allow this abomination to occur within city limits. It’s dereliction of duty to the people at the highest level and certainly not in our city’s best interest.

How long will it be before we see men dressed as women entering women’s restrooms, claiming to identify as female? You’re foolishly naïve if you don’t believe this will be used as a ploy to exploit the innocent among us.

How would you feel if a man entered a restroom with your young daughter and you were prohibited by law to deal with it? That’s exactly the LGBTQ vision — No boundaries, with total acceptance and inclusion.

After all, we can trust everyone, right?

Finally, it may interest local readers to know Huntington is among a distinguished group of cities such as, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in allowing DQSH events.

Doesn’t that make you proud, Huntington?

 

 

Mark Caserta: Will ignorance of history allow liberal Democrats to campaign on socialism?

16 Mar

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor for Free State Patriot

March 16, 2019


 

Karl Marx, publisher of “The Communist Manifesto,” which introduced the concept of socialism in 1848, was quoted as saying, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

Over the years, history has proven, time and again, socialism is a failing concept, one which will keep a society oppressed in poverty and depression.

But as Free State Patriot historian, Doug Smith, often says, “those ignorant of the past are destined to relive it.

Have we become so ignorant of history that we are destined to travel a path to ultimate demise?

Barack Obama laid the foundation during his reign.

The false narrative that Donald Trump is leading America down the wrong path, is the liberal argument to continue his work. And, amazingly, a growing portion of the Democrat Party, spanning 20 states, (mostly younger folks) are onboard with the premise.

Premise? For what goal?

Well, I’m glad you asked.

Phase 3 of Obama’s campaign promise to “fundamentally change America” into something unrecognizable to the free world.

How? Frankly, by waiting for enough older, more knowledgeable Americans to “die off” so they could begin strategically influencing an entire generation of naïve, younger voters that “Capitalism is bad” and “Socialism is good”.

Conspiracy theorist, you say?

In this case? Yep, absolutely. It’s called progressivism.

Understand, the progressive movement began generations ago, indoctrinating our youth, literally rewriting history, clouding their minds sufficiently to eventually morph America into a socialist society.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, was a young man when the crux of the movement began. U.S. Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a doddering, young lightweight, wasn’t even a glimmer in someone’s eye.

But both are attempting to build a legacy by convincing Americans we have been on the wrong side of history for nearly 250 years.

Sanders and his ilk began decades ago. Cortez is simply operating from absolute ignorance.

But both are flirting dangerously with promoting a system that has proven to fail miserably. Beyond hating America, I can’t even begin to determine “motive”.

The capitalist government, under which we’ve prospered since our country’s inception, allows an economic and political system in which our nation’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. It’s literally been the catalyst for America being the exceptional nation we’ve become.

True socialists advocate a completely classless society, where the government controls all means of production and distribution of goods. Socialist believe the government knows best and everyone should be placed on a level playing field.

In other words, no competition, no incentive to achieve excellence or better ourselves in any way. It’s literally a method of reducing America to a third-world nation.

Socialism is redistribution. For these lunatics to succeed, it would mean “taking away” from Americans “that have” and “giving” to Americans that “don’t have”.

Here are a few precepts of a socialist state, as promoted by Saul Alinsky, an American “community organizer” and writer, as listed on a conservative website, Dawgman.com:

 1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible. Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. This enables government to increase taxes, producing more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend ourselves from the government. Work toward creating a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Control how our children are educated.

7) Media – Control the media.

8) Religion — Remove God from government and schools.

9) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Create an argument for taxing the rich to give to the poor.

 Does any of this sound familiar? Community organizer? Government control of the people?

You bet it does! Right from the liberal playbook of the “anointed one” Barack Hussein Obama and his liberal minions.

Sadly, once again, liberal Democrats are working against America and for power over the people. It’s all about power.

In fact, every single step they take, be it, immigration, healthcare, taxes, military prowess, is toward having power over you and your life.

The only way for Capitalism to be defeated, is for Americans to allow ignorance of history to be perpetuated.

Stop the trend. Get educated. Educate your children. Learn how to debate the tenets of socialism.

And then vote accordingly.

 

Mark Caserta: Liberal Democrats desire to change the face of our nation – literally

13 Mar

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and managing editor at Free State Patriot

3.13.2019


 

Illegal immigration across our southern border has understandably been on the increase.

It’s certainly not because our efforts at the border have diminished, they’ve not.  Illegals are simply being instructed that if they ever wish to have opportunity to cross our southern border into the United States, they’d better do it quickly.

And it isn’t just people seeking a better future.

Along with the illegal immigrants, we are seeing an increase in gang activity, drug and firearm smuggling and human trafficking.  Anyone who tells you the humanitarian crisis at our border is manufactured, is trying to sell you something.

In other words, they’re propagating fake news, or news intended to persuade or influence, rather than inform.

Believe me, when I tell you President Trump will successfully build a wall and bring lawful stability to our southern borders.  He simply doesn’t know how to fail.

Given our current illegal immigration crisis and liberal Democrat’s vehement battle against President Trump’s border wall, how many times do you suppose President Barack Obama visited our southern border?

One time. He gave a speech. Go figure.

When was the last time you saw a story of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Sen. Chuck Schumer visiting the southern border for a fact-finding mission?

They avoid it like the plague.  And yet, they still claim there is no crisis at the border.

The truth is… the truth is not important to liberals. Just stop Trump – period.

Hypocrisy seems to be the new platform for the Democrat Party. Despite supporting border security and even voting for the Secure Fence Act of 2016, they shamefully continue to fight against yet, another win for President Trump.

And alas, the newest liberal Democrat talking points avoid the word “wall” like it was akin to saying “Islamic terrorist”.  They use words like, “barrier or fence”.  It’s actually very intellectually insulting.

The Democrat Party has eroded so badly, they act like small children throwing a tantrum because mommy wouldn’t buy them a toy.

Folks, we must ask ourselves, why?

Why have liberal Democrats “flip-flopped” on supporting re-enforcing our southern borders against illegal entry?  As void as they are of “morals and principles”, they aren’t stupid.  There must be a reason.

This liberal hatred of Donald Trump simply aligns with the Democrats ultimate goal.

Liberal Democrat’s ultimately desire to change the face of our nation, one in which will complacently succumb to the liberal ideology of government power and control over the people.  Frankly, those on the far left  would love for it to begin a a soft transition into socialism.

Democrats used to hide this socialist agenda – now, they run campaigns on it.  It’s called “progressivism”.

Trust me when I tell you they will never be satisfied until they own you.  They believe they know better, than you do, what you need to be successful in life.  They’ve proven it time and again.

Here’s a Democrat postulate for you. Liberal Democrats believe that you are stupid and they are wise.

Remember Obamacare?  Talk about a piece of legislation totally passed on lies!  And to date, Democrats refuse to address the falsehoods perpetrated on their constituents.

For those forgetting, this type of predictable border controversy is a primary reason for electing a president who is committed to nominating conservative justices to the highest court in the land!

No doubt, we will see other challenges escalated to the Supreme Court, such as live-birth abortion or gun control.  Owning a conservative balance insures a fighting chance for our children’s future!

President Trump called it accurately when he predicted his National Emergency Declaration would be challenged in the lower courts, probably failing, but then eventually decided at the Supreme Court.

Let’s move President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration through the courts and allow the Supreme Court to decide.

Dig in.  The battle has just begun.

 

 

Free State Patriot: Will Democrats return to the tactics of bullying and intimidation?

5 Mar

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State Capitol Building. Designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, the West Virginia State Capitol sits along the Kanawha River in Charleston.


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By Doug Smith and Mark Caserta of Free State Patriot

March 3, 2019


 

Is there some sort of “rite of passage” that occurs following the election of politicians which converts them into spineless “representatives” of the people, unable to see beyond winning their next election?

Now, I know some well-meaning politicians, (not many) who attempt to stay focused on their campaign promises and work diligently toward delivering for their constituents.

Contrary to the liberal media, Donald J. Trump is one of them. His “archaic” approach to living up to one’s pledges and working hard for those who elected him to office, has certainly becoming a “pipe dream” for voters in today’s modern era.

But liberal Democrats are the very worst.

Positioned as the predominate party in the state of West Virginia since the early 1930’s, their reign helped perpetually cripple our state and move us to the cellar in nearly every metric regarding jobs, the economy, education, you name it, West Virginia falls on the lower side of the grading curve.

In many regards, progressive Democrats were arguably successful in their mission in our state. Their ideology of capturing the poor and uneducated in their liberal nets of government sustenance has provided them a predictable voter base year after year.

And they did it all in the interest of “compassion” and “benevolence”. Hogwash!

They did it for power.

Liberal Democrats live by the old proverb which says, “If you want to go fast – go alone. If you want to go far – go together”. They’ve adhered to that philosophy for decades.

They don’t go it alone, and they don’t eat their own!

In the face of battle or controversy, they circle the wagons and unload everything in their arsenal to protect their progressive, self-centered ideology of fabricated compassion for the “downtrodden” and “disenfranchised” among us.

It’s the equivalent of liberals keeping West Virginians “barefoot and pregnant” and in the kitchen and bedroom where they belong.

And don’t worry, you can abort your baby more easily than buying cold medication. And true to form, Democrats will keep the food stamps coming – just don’t get a job and become self-sufficient or they’ll drop you faster than The Ten Commandments on the courthouse lawn!

Just remember to vote for the hand that feeds you.

Republicans in Washington just aren’t that smart. I’ve can’t recall seeing such a group of feckless politicians wavering in the winds of discontent, like those on Capitol Hill.

It’s as though the ability to wield power on behalf of their constituents is an incomprehensible concept to them!

They flounder worse than Barack Obama not speaking from a teleprompter!

And believe me when I tell you Democrats are smiling on the sidelines, watching the GOP implode. Right now, the dissention among Republicans in Washington, is simply a gift to the Democrats, who remain cohesive, even in their reckless abandon.

Speaking of a gift of dissension, Republicans offered up a huge one last week at our State Capitol.

What the liberal media called an “anti-Muslim” display, resulted in a legislative aide seeking medical attention, another resigning and an “out of control” House Democrat kicking a door open to the House Chamber during prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dems are so gracious in their approach.

Reportedly, a poster with an image of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, set off a firestorm, angering House Minority Whip Mike Caputo, D-Marion, to forcefully enter the chamber, injuring an aide.

Of course, the liberal media, ever on the attack of conservatives, escalated the news to a national forefront, predictably portraying the GOP as racist Islamophobes and Democrats as “Knights in shining armor”.

“I’m the one who kicked the door open,” Caputo said. “That’s how angry I was. I went over to that poster and I said it was a racist poster … . Yeah I kicked that door open; I’ll own it.”

I can’t help but wonder if Caputo would have forced the door open with the same reckless anger if it were an anti-Christian poster on the other side? Apparently, He and his liberal colleagues put on quite the show for the media.

But here’s the fly in the buttermilk.

Rather than members of the GOP presenting a united front and posturing offensively, they apparently chose to cower in the shadows, fearing retribution of the mainstream media.

Understand, this tactic of bullying and intimidation isn’t a new stratagem for the left.

Throughout the 1840’s and forward, Southern Democrats in the Congress increasingly used bullying tactics, threats, intimidation, and even physical violence to stifle debate, limit amendments, and shut down any attempts at limiting or threatening their current “sacred cow”: Slavery.

Northerners were increasingly incensed at the Southern Democrats bullying tactics, feeling that it robbed them of representation in the Congress, and gave Southerners a double advantage, in that they already had representation for their slaves, who could not vote, under the 3/5 Compromise. Northerners in Congress often stayed silent for fear of being challenged to a duel, or direct violence.

Indeed, in the 30 years prior to the Civil War, there were over 70 cases of direct violence between members of Congress.

Sound familiar? Is history doomed to repeat itself, beginning in the state of West Virginia?

The nation already suspects the Mountain State is filled with uneducated hillbillies, who cling to their “God” and “Guns”. Are we now revealing our true, racist colors?

No wonder these mountain people voted for their hero, Donald Trump!

Caputo and his liberal minions did absolutely nothing but embarrass themselves, our great state and the Democrat Party with this shameless display of workplace violence.

But, isn’t workplace violence grounds for termination?

You see, we understand Democrats not having a moral compass. We expect that. It’s not prerequisite to their platform. They will make whatever change is necessary to remain in power, even if it means re-writing or re-living history.

But if Republicans don’t learn how to control their majority status and leverage it to legislate on behalf of the people, it won’t be long before we hand this state, “lock, stock and barrel”, back to the Democrats.

Free State Patriot has nothing but respect for our local, Cabell County GOP management. We know them to be God-fearing, trustworthy individuals. They are true conservatives. We need more like them on the field of play.

But we must unite as a party, with a singular goal of delivering to our constituents. We will never be able to stand successfully against the Democrat machine otherwise.

The GOP must learn how to present a unified message with consistency. Only then can we effectively evaluate the need, plan the action and manage the results for the American people.

Let’s begin our own “progressive” approach to rebuilding the conservative foundation in West Virginia.

Let’s learn from history – not relive it.

 

 

 

Mark Caserta: Tensions mounting in Huntington, WV. – Concerned citizens wary of pending future

2 Mar

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Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and managing editor for Free State Patriot

March 3, 2019


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In my 45 years of following politics, presidential administrations and the “to and fro” power of Congress, I can honestly record I’ve never been as disgusted and unimpressed as I am now with liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill.

I’m convinced far-left-leaning Democrats are willing to “turn over” America’s multiple wins under President Donald J. Trump simply to foil his successes for the American people and discredit him as the man who soundly defeated their liberal queen, Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Not only is it childish, it’s borderline treasonous. As I’ve often alleged, the current nest of verminous Democrats in power, hate Donald Trump more than they love their country.

For representatives of the people, duly elected and hired to represent the interests of their constituents, to defy such a salient calling of servanthood to the people is simply despicable.

The irony behind these disloyal Americans calling for the impeachment or removal of a president who has in every way, put America first, is the epitome of hypocrisy and must cost them dearly at the polls.

Equally concerning is the fact most Republicans are sitting on the sidelines allowing Democrats and the liberal media to attack the very man, who may have helped seal their re-election in 2020.

Last week, Republicans successfully scored a rare victory in a Democrat-controlled House, passing legislation requiring authorities to notify U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) any time an illegal immigrant tries to purchase a gun.

Per ICE reporting, an average of more than 10 illegal immigrants attempt to purchase a gun every day in the U.S., ignoring yet, another law.

Earlier in the month of February, Democrats had approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and firearm transfers, but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement when illegal immigrants failed those background checks.

Thank goodness, the Democrat suggestion for authorities to turn their heads on calling out illegal immigrants attempting to purchase guns was so outlandish, 26 Democrats (no doubt fearing “election retribution”) joined in support of the GOP amendment, with legislation ultimately passing on a 220-209 vote.

Now, I understand Washington, DC. Seems a long way from Huntington, WV. But folks, our city leaders and local media have the very same stench of liberalism as those progressives on Capitol Hill.

They are, indeed, cut from the very same bolt of cloth. The results of their policies support this conclusion.

The city of Huntington, WV., reportedly has a population of 48,735, yet only employs 19,494 people per Data USA, a free platform that allows users to collect, analyze and visualize shared U.S. government data. It is an ongoing partnership between Deloitte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Macro Connections Group and Datawheel.

Both statistics are on the decline.

Our city’s primary employers include Healthcare and Social Assistance, Educational Services, and Accommodation and Food Service.

The Median Household Income is just under $30,000.00 with a poverty rate of 30.8 percent.

In comparison, the nation’s Median Household Income is $57,617.00 with a poverty rate of 14 percent.

With Huntington’s crime rate now among the highest per capita per U.S. cities, per Neighborhood Scout and our city leader’s apparently lacking any tangible plan of action, the lack of light at the end of the tunnel is troubling, to say the least.

Data shows that only 3 percent of cities across the nation are more dangerous than Huntington, WV. This is a far cry from the city in which I was born and raised.

We are now less than 5 months away from the end of the 18-month period during which Mayor Steve Williams promised, “We would be managing our way out of this…”, speaking of our fiscal mess resulting from the apparent mismanagement of funds.

It’s been my experience, politicians only understand the language of engaged voters. If Huntington’s citizens are to see any improvements in our crime rate, economy, jobs, and drug abuse, it isn’t going to happen with our current leadership.

This isn’t a personal attack on any individual. It’s a conservative assault on progressive polices that promote a self-centered approach to advancing political careers and liberal ideologies in a town spiraling downhill in nearly every single metric.

And don’t doubt me when I say, this effort to expose our local progressive leadership and their failing policies is just beginning. Conservatives are building their own movement and are determined to take our city back and return it to greatness.

Frankly, we’ve been backed into a corner, forced into taking matters into our own hands.

Our number one weapon? Our vote.

Get ready for a huge change in 2020.

 

 

 

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