It was rather pleasant. Deb and I sat down and filled  out our ballots together . They had been sent to us from the sate of Colorado. Then when finished they were taken to the appropriate place and deposited for counting.

When he announced he was running I laughed. As he fought his way through the other 15 candidates through debate and public insults I swore I would never vote for such a crude bore as this dork! Then I had no choice because he won the primaries and I certainly wasn’t going to vote for Clinton or Sanders!  So I voted for Trump…..with a cringe!

Then He moved our embassy to Jeruselum and I looked harder at this clown. Such a move showed political will and courage deeper than I had seen in my lifetime.  Then I saw him at a table of NATO huckymuks ripping them a new one over their failure to pony up their share of NATO’s budget.. He held back nothing, it was ugly, I was just watching and squirming as he ripped NATO members one after the other.  Then I smiled. I realized the buffoon I had voted for was taking care of business! He was not there to schmooze or rub elbows with the great and not so great. He was there to take care of America.

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This woman has just voted for the first time. She had to brave bullets, bombs and knives to exercise her right to vote. She knows how important a single vote is.



Trumps list of “promises kept” has grown. Against a tsunami of bad press, (at present press coverage is 90%+ negative), Trump has evened the playing field in international trade. In particular, he has broken the death grip China has on the American economy. He has hobbled the Iranian “death to America and Israel” regime and is at present he is applying even more sanctions to gain more leverage. Iran is trying to build nuclear bombs. He has confronted North Korea and is working to de-nuclearize the Korean peninsula.  Strength is important.  Trump is the bully-boy we need in a dangerous world.

He won’t “lead from behind” or draw meaningless “lines in the sand”  that he has no intent on defending, as predecessor Obama did.  The steel jobs, and manufacturing jobs that Obama said “were gone and won’t come back” are coming back under a Trump administration.  When Obama said that the steel jobs would never come back with sarcastic satisfaction, I grieved. I have long known our steel industry was on it’s heels….. On it’s last legs in a country that fought on two fronts, supplied all our allies arms and equipment, and won World War II..

Well,our steel factories are coming back. Coal, (which Obama said he would ruin) is coming home in a historically robust economy. An economy studded with record-breaking stats for employment for about every category. Highest employment for blacks EVER, best for women for several decades, best of Asian, Hispanic and virtually every American group they have been taking records for. Record employment that Trump built out of the multi-trillion dollar ruin of the Obama era.

The Democrats want an open border. They believe poor south American refugees will provide a convenient voting base.  Under Democratic stewardship taxes will go up and the economy will go down as their dream of a socialist America blossoms in all its mediocrity.  The Dems want a large part of the population on the edge of abject poverty. A food stamp economy keeps their voting base dependent on government hand-outs,…… which keeps the left in power.  Margaret Thatcher said this of socialism, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money”.

I do not entertain the notion that I can change the vote of those who have made up their minds. I just hope I can illuminate how important this midterm is, and possibly motivate those who are on the fence or thinking of just sitting this one out to go and vote republican. The stakes are high. The future of America is on the line.  Please go vote.


What is a Conservative? Pt. 1

A few principles of  conservatism are defined below. Bare in mind that this is not a long list.  Just some ideas about the modern conservative,  with videos that support the text and make it a bit more interesting.

Conservatism is evolving. You either change with the times or you become history. The point of greatest change nowadays lies not in the question, “What is a conservative?” but rather, “Who is a conservative.”  The modern conservative movement embraces diversity. Many minorities, once thought “‘owned” by the Liberal side,  are coming over to join the conservative movement. Conservatives are makig progress in putting forth a party that looks young, diverse, and maybe a bit edgy.

A Dictionary  definition  of “Conservative” explains: One who is disposed to support cultural traditions, established institutions, and  long standing values.

Well that explains almost nothing. Ask a dozen “experts” on politics or society; “What’s a Conservative?” and you will come back with a dozen different definitions. And if you try to cover it all in a single definition you get vague crap like the definition at the beginning of this paragraph.

Limited Government: All conservatives are for limited government. They believe in self-reliance  and personal autonomy and reject  encroachment of government in their lives. Conservatives try to avoid becoming dependent on the government to fulfill our needs.

 Family values:  Concern about the survival of the American family in it’s traditional role as the foundation of western culture. These conservatives  promote “family values” as a guiding principle.

Capitalism: Is the belief in the free market as the healthiest engine of progress in a society. In fact it has been said that capitalism has lifted more people from poverty than all other known systems.

Conservatives see a limited role for Government in their lives.

Liberals/Progressives see big, intrusive government as the caretaker of everyone.

Progressives reject competition to protect the feelings of any potential losers.

Conservatives see failure as a valuable part of life.

Coservatives think competition heathy for society and the economy.

Progressives/liberals, reject individual achievement for acceptance to the group. And ultimately reliance on the government for their needs.