2nd Amendment and Guns / Abortion / Economics / etc.

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 2: Compromise

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Let’s get down to business. You’re not going to like what I say, based on reactions to Part 1 and Part 1.5, but I’m fed up with the endless accusations from both sides of the “conservative” divide.  A Hillary Clinton win is not inevitable, unless we choose to keep fighting.  If you choose to believe the only way to beat her is through Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, despite the truth in both cases, it’s over and we’ve lost.  All of us have lost. I’ve heard if both sides in a divorce are unhappy with the settlement, it’s probably

Election 2016 / Media Bias / Politics

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 1.5: Election Fatigue

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*UPDATE:  I’m in Facebook Jail until September 6 and therefore, unable to post to Facebook.  Please share my articles to support open exchange of dialogue. ~ Larry Johnson, a moderator for the FB group, The Liberty Conservative posted, “Bye Julie. Glad to see you being kicked out by me ! Traitor !!” I gather he didn’t like Part 1.  Larry appears to be middle-aged or older — old enough to know better than to call names at someone he’s never met. It’s a shame I’m not welcome, Larry, but I’m only interested in open minds and polite dialogue —

Election 2016 / Intolerance / Liberal vs. Conservative / etc.

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part I: The Problem

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Many Republicans and conservatives are trying to graciously succumb to defeat, reluctantly joining with Donald Trump because they are out of options. One man’s comment on Facebook was (paraphrasing) “voting for a little hope, vs. none at all.” They’re not happy about it. They’re desperate. We are all desperate. Unfortunately for our country, Trump enthusiasts chose not to look at Mr. Trump objectively. You behaved exactly as did the Obama minions in 2008 — see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. You didn’t want to know. You were “angry, and didn’t care anymore.” You chose a nominee

Economics / Election 2016 / Immigration / etc.

Where Has the High Road Taken Conservatives?

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What do Conservatives do best? Take the high road.  Let’s take stock of where the high road has taken us. Donald Trump is the Republican nominee.  Need I really say more?  He lied and smeared Ted Cruz and others, and the ignorant populace ran to him, moths to a flame.  We were proud of Senator Cruz, proud that he didn’t get down in the mud with Trump, proud that he stuck to the facts.  But facts be damned!  The sheep flocked to the vulgar rants of a self-styled Republican in sheep’s clothing.  The media propped him up and shoved

Election 2016 / Liberal vs. Conservative / Madison's CPC / etc.

The Delegate Dilemna

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I’m struggling to wrap my head around the political chaos reigning in our country on all sides of the equation.  I know where I fit in as a staunch #NeverTrumpNeverHillary, but truthfully, I occasionally waver. I abhor Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and yet, every now and again I feel a twinge of doubt, because Hillary is evil personified, in my estimation. Trump has stood right beside her, a benefactor and patron all the way.  Once you scratch the surface, his whole campaign is built on lies. There’s just no way around this — neither nominee is a good person,

Election 2016 / Intolerance / Liberal vs. Conservative / etc.

Media Bias Catches Up with the Left

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Do you ever feel that you’re getting the news of the day?  I am speaking of just news, no spin, no bias, no corporate agendas; the way it used to be.  I remember Walter Cronkite; it would be many years until I realized he was so far to the left, that he was practically a communist. Mr. Cronkite was trusted by the people of this nation; nobody felt lied to, or bamboozled.  He was there for us, in our living rooms, through the Kennedy Assassinations, the Moon Landing, the Vietnam War, and countless other events, without making himself the

Election 2016 / Politics

The Deal with The Donald

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  Weary of hearing about deals from Donald Trump? “Deal” is a buzzword, a slogan, and probably about as prescient as “Hope and Change” was in 2008. The Republican Party is imploding before our eyes, and we seem powerless to stop the slow motion accident heading toward disaster. This is a sad state of affairs for our country and for those who are “Conservative,” if not necessarily Republican. Principles and values have guided us to put well-merited faith in our Founders. Our nation’s troubles are a direct consequence of viewing the Bill of Rights and the Constitution with disdain

Election 2016

Donald Trump and the Rabid Raccoons

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  Recently Chris Mills of ChristianConservatives.net wrote of his disappointment in the Trump campaign, and the ways it doesn’t jibe with Christianity.  A comment following the article is the most enlightening account yet found for the formerly inexplicable support of Donald Trump.  It has been edited for brevity: Want an explanation on why people support Donald Trump, even though he is often a jerk?  Here’s a great explanation:  You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement.  You want them gone immediately.  You call the city, 4 different

Election 2016 / Politics

Matt Walsh: Penny For Your Thoughts

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Published on TheBlaze.com: Matt Walsh, your doomsday posts may drive our fellow #Never Trumps to a mental health facility instead of the polls. Read More »

Liberal vs. Conservative / Politics

Point, Counterpoint

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Recently I received a letter from James, or Jason. I’m not sure because he signed James, but used Jason in the Contact form. No matter. When I attempted to reply, the email was returned undelivered. Below I have included both the letter from James as well as my response.   “As a liberal with an open mind I started reading your blog hoping that I had found a conservative willing to engage with me. — or just to read. What brought me to your site was a thoughtful post on another site. Then I was told how awful I

Election 2016 / Politics

Dear Senator Cruz, Please Kick Trump In The…

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Dear Senator Cruz, You are a truly classy guy and a gentleman. We love that you don’t get down in the gutter with Mr. Trump. That being said, if you believe as we do, that you are the only true conservative in the race, that our country is at the precipice of disaster, that you are the best answer to the corruption, cronyism, and lies that have been propagated on the American people, then please read on. Some of us are paying attention; we know what time it is. We see the demise of the United States happening before

Election 2016 / Politics

Trouble, Left and Right

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Sometimes I experience a brief period of optimism, a day here and there, occasionally more. The good days come less often as the weeks pass. I was so happy to get to 2016, Obama’s last year in office, election year. The campaign started off great, with quite a good field of candidates, some old faces, and some fresh ones. There was a general feeling in the air that this year would be good for conservatives. The electorate had seen and heard enough from the current quasi-socialist administration. There was real anger. Of course it was discomfiting to see so

Abortion / Election 2016 / Liberal vs. Conservative / etc.

The Two Corinthians to Donald Trump: “How Great Thou Art?”

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I am living in an alternate universe, or perhaps bizarre world. The President of Liberty University has endorsed an individual that is not in line with the spirit for which Liberty University stands. Rev. Falwell Jr., in my opinion, is either naive or ignorant of Mr. Trump’s behavior of the recent past regarding abortion and women. Also, his wide-ranging political theory, without regard for our Constitution, is prohibitive to the cause of liberty, freedom of religion, and the rule of law.   ON ABORTION — In the following excerpts from a Dec. 5, 2015 article for LiveActionNews, author Bethany Blanckley states the difficulty