This, is a Suicide Note

It is time to kill the Republican party.


This is being written before the election, however, I am not releasing it until after the election.

This, is a suicide note.

The Republican party, as it does every two years, in every election, fractures. The party as a whole, is an inclusive party at its base. We are, in general, kind, accepting, and tolerant of everyone. We don’t care what color you are, what your faith is, what your orientation is, or what your gender is. We don’t.

We have a Christian right, Libertarian right, Pro Life right, Low Tax right, Conservation right, and NRA right. We have Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Atheists. We have straight, gay, trans and bi.

We are inclusive. Everyone who believes in this nation is welcome. No matter where they fall in the previous groups. If you fall under the Republican banner, you ended up here, because of some sort of smaller government, or lower taxes thoughts. We don’t have to like all of the groups that are under our banner, but we accept them, because ultimately, we are fighting for the same thing.

What we CANNOT have, is fracture and divides.

Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” -Gaylord Parkinson, 1966

Trump has been attacked by the left, as we knew would happen. They threw everything at him. Video’s of him talking like a man does, (usually in his youth) women accusing him of assault and sexual misconduct, (all unproven, unlike Bill Clinton) and even his wealth.

After all of these things have been leveled against him, he stood strong.

If this were his only obstacle, he would have won this election by 15 points. (Please remember, I’m writing this before election day. I have no idea what the final tally is. I’ll be very happy if it’s a 15 point win)

Because of the left’s constant smearing of Mr Trump, some of our own have turned against him. Appalled at behavior, that they have found ‘reprehensible.’

The left has done such a good job telling people that Trump is hated across the board, these spineless Republican ‘leaders’ have abandoned ship to try and save themselves. Trying to distance themselves from the people’s candidate. The one that had to beat 16 primary candidates. Many of whom threw massive amounts of money at the problem, hoping to buy their candidacy.

None of it has stopped the Trump train.

Here is the suicide portion.

It is time to kill the Republican party.

Too many of our ‘leaders’ have left our presidential candidate to his own devices. Considering him a poison. Too many of our ‘leaders’ have withheld money. Thinking it has better uses at the local level. Too many of our ‘leaders’ jumped to the other side! Thinking they will have a chance to do something should the Democrats get the White House.

Thankfully, Mr. Trump has poured in millions of his own money. With many big donor also holding back on funds that are usually a lock, Mr Trump has taken it on himself to win. In an interview I heard yesterday with him, he was willing to pour in millions more, to “Make America great again.”

George W Bush, who won two elections under the Republican flag, decided to vote with the DNC. Forgetting, obviously, his promises of smaller government, and lower taxes.

Glenn Beck, a crusader for Ted Cruz and smaller government, has sworn to not vote for Trump. He, apparently, feels that allowing the Clinton’s in, makes more sense for his failing small business. I bought many of his books. The conservatives made him rich, and now we’ve been abandoned by him. The fact that he was going crazy before did push most of us away from him in the first place, but the fact that he will not close his eyes, and vote for the Republican will send him back into anonymity.

Paul Ryan, National Review, Koch brothers. I could make a list of 100 names who have tried to get away from Trump.

However, the support for Trump seems to not wane. In fact, the closer we get to the election, the tighter the polls get.

The Republican party needs to die. We need to put it out of its misery. We cannot fight the fight we are supposed to. We cannot seem to unite against a common enemy, because we don’t agree with our candidate, 100%.

We need to come together, as a group, and tell the ‘leaders’ that have not stood up for what we want, to (frankly) ‘Piss off.’

We, as the population of the Republican party, know what we want. We want this country to operate as it was founded. We want the government out of our lives. We want to take care of ourselves, and not give half the money we make to the government. We know what to do with our money, what is in the best interest of ourselves, our families, and our community.

This country was won with a revolution. This party has won in the past because we were a party of ideas. This party has won, because (in the past) we stuck together. Good or bad. We fought as a family for what was right.

The Republican party has lost its luster. It has lost the life that it once had. It has a cancer in it that cannot be cured by the ones who caused it. The ‘leaders’ that it has, are only feeding it.

It is time to be put down.

Like the Phoenix, rising from the ashes, we will emerge stronger, brighter, with more support than we ever had before.

We need to have a party for one thing. Limited government. Everything else is secondary. Everything outside the purview of that, leave it to the states. We can call it whatever we want, but it cannot be “Republican.”

We need to stand up, as a country, as a party, and be unified. This can no longer happen under the Republican banner. It is time to revolt against the elite, and the establishment. Knock down the ones who are holding us back. Become the party of the founding fathers who built this country with an idea.

It’s time to make the decision to end the life of the Republican party. It’s time to revolt. It’s time to take our country back.

I Will Not Ask You To Register

I’m curious about just about everything. I’m skeptical of just about everything. It’s easy to see the politics in everything, if you’re looking at it at the right angle. Even things that are not supposed to be, ie. Google, Facebook, sports, charities.

When Google gives you suggestions, or sites to visit per a query that you typed in, you should get an unbiased view of what you’re looking for. Over and over, we’ve seen that not be the case regarding this election cycle. Trump not being listed as a candidate, Hillary’s scandals not showing up in searches, ect. Facebook was showing only what they wanted to in the ‘trending now’ section of the news feed, and disregarding things that go against what they want their readers to believe.

What brings this up today, actually has to do with WordPress. I haven’t seen any bias here from WordPress. Everything I read, is from other users. Not WordPress itself, so I cannot call bias here. But, something that was suggested to me, brought this to mind again.

I was encouraged to put a ‘Register to Vote’ link on my page. I’m political here. Those of you that are reading this, know that I am.  There is something that keyed you to check my site out. Trending topic, you followed me from other posts, whatever. If you’re reading this, you’re already politically involved.

What drives me crazy, is the fact that Google, Facebook and others are forcing this. When you turn 18, you have a choice to register to vote. It’s not a requirement, but a right. If you choose not to be involved, that’s up to you, and you can change your mind at any time.

You cannot miss this year’s election cycle. It’s everywhere. From comedy to music, sports and general pop culture. If you still haven’t decided to register to vote at this point, you don’t care. You’ve decided to disengage yourself from politics, and not know what is going on with it.

That’s fine. That is your purgative, and choice. Why should I encourage people, who have no idea of what’s going on, to vote? We have enough uneducated people voting already.

This next point is going to be very unpopular.

Voting is a right. Your duty as an American. It’s also your duty to make yourself informed to make a wise decision. Far too many people cannot tell you the views and positions of their selected candidate. They simply going to vote because there is an R or D next to the name.

While there are many times that I end up voting party line, it’s not because I blindly choose them, it’s because I believe in what that candidate stands for, in relation to what I believe.

I’m going to propose something that was eliminated many years ago, for being racist. It was then, but is not now.

When blacks were first given the right to vote, in the South, they were given a test, to prove that they were smart enough to vote. Completely wrong! At the time, in the segregated south, most blacks were not given the opportunity to learn in school. Most could not read or write. Given the opportunity, if the whites were given the same test at the time, they would have not been able to pass either. Blatantly racist, and absolutely wrong!

In 2016, I wish there were a similar test. Not excluding anyone. In order to vote, you have to take a test. Not of general knowledge of course, but of what the candidates stand for. 4 questions for each candidate. Answer 80% or better on their positions, and you can vote. Anything less than that, you should be deemed an uneducated voter, and not allowed to vote.

Study for this test! Have it via computer at the voting site. Make it available via phone while you’re at the voting site. Can’t read? No problem. Have it available audibly. Make people truly understand what they are voting for. Not the garbage that is being spewed by both candidates, trying to make the other look bad. Make your arguments based on policy. Let people understand what they are voting for. Then make the population prove it.

Of course this won’t happen. It’ll be deemed racist, sexist, homophobic or some other –ist somehow. The establishment doesn’t want an informed delegate anyhow. They’ll end up being called out for their corruption.

So, in conclusion, if you’re educated on the issues, you’re already registered to vote. If you’re not informed on them, who cares? You’re not going to vote anyhow, or at least shouldn’t.  I will not be asking anyone if they have, or if they would register.

Taxes and Tax Avoidance

Because this country encourages, or at least used to, entrepreneurism. As a person who wants to make more money, more often, I have ambitions.

This election season has brought this idea to the forefront. It happens to be on my mind often. As an individual who makes a decent living, I think about taxes more than most people.  Looking at a post I wrote last week (Here), you can see that taxes drive my thinking.

Over the weekend, the New York Times decided to print Donald Trump’s taxes from the 1990’s, show almost a Billion dollar loss. Thus, he not paying taxes for 16 years.

What drives me crazy this morning, is that, that’s all I see this morning on my Facebook feed. Every other person has posted this, like it’s some terrible crime, and he’s an awful person.

The problem with this, of course, is that everything he did was perfectly legal, and justified. Not only did he have a horrendous year, losing almost a billion dollars, but was public about it! He told the government what he did, and used the tax code to make sure he was covered.

I have a small farm on the side. Its brand new, and I’m hoping to make something out of it. I hope to make a lot of money, selling apples and hops. (Odd combination, I know, but they are both fun and profitable) In my first year, as is common, I took a loss. I had purchased a tractor, planting equipment, trees and plants. I bought fertilizer, weed control, and deer repellent. As with any perennial crop, it takes a bit to get going. The first year is never a success. And for apples, I’m looking at 5 years before I really am able to see any return.

Because this country encourages, or at least used to, entrepreneurism. As a person who wants to make more money, more often, I have ambitions. The government has written these in to encourage business building.

The fact that Mr. Trump’s tax returns were (illegally) released, is an attempt to show how much he has absconded the taxes he is supposed to pay.

Too many people in this country do not know enough about politics, the candidates, or the law that they are trying to pin to Trump. And this is why the New York Times can get away with this.

Make no mistake. This is a hit piece, from a newspaper who contends that they are neutral, giving only the news you need to know. Zero Hedge and others have reported that Hillary Clinton has used the same tax avoidance as Trump did. LEGALLY!

Breitbart has reported the New York Times hasn’t paid taxes either. Why? Because they are losing money. And when you lose money, you don’t pay taxes. That’s the law. Millions take advantage of this every year.

But, the New York Times hasn’t told their readers about themselves not paying. They haven’t told their readers about Hillary using the same tax code. They simply put out one side, and expect it to be passed on as gospel. Which it has been in a lot of circles.

So, why doesn’t the New York Times feel it’s necessary to tell people what others are doing? Why do they feel the need to break the law (or at least bend it very close to breaking) to try and discredit someone?

I can understand if you don’t like a specific candidate. I can understand if you want to promote someone, or discredit someone. You’re a citizen, with opinions. Makes complete sense. I do it every day.

As a news organization, don’t give me the story you want to push, unless you’re clean on the other side. If you, as the New York Times, had paid “your share” of taxes, then I wouldn’t be writing today. But you didn’t. Keep losing money, and not paying into the tax pool. Until then, I’m not sure you’ve got the right to jump on Trump, for using the laws that are written.

Finally, when piling onto Trump for all the evil he has done to this world, perhaps you should look at how you treated him before. Even after he had filed bankruptcy, and built himself back up, you were there for him, New York Times, to laud him. You called him ‘The Comeback King.’

Don’t worry about that part. It’s just now, that he’s evil for doing the business that he’s done. You can read that here, and see for yourself.

Disagree with me. It’s fine!

Disagreements are ok. There is no reason to make you hate someone else

It’s easy to get into arguments, this time of year. I’m only 36. I was born with Jimmy Carter in office, with Reagan on his way to easily taking the White House. He took the election, in November 1980, with what can only be described as a sweep. By 8pm EST, he had the office wrapped up.

Since then, every four years, there has been vigorous debate and disagreements for every presidential election. George Bush vs Michael Dukakis. George Bush vs Bill Clinton vs Ross Perot. Bill Clinton vs. Bob Dole. George W. Bush vs. Al Gore. George W. Bush vs John Kerry.  All of these elections were incredibly tense. Taxes, trade, and our involvement around the world, were main reasons for disagreement for the candidates.

This year, I believe it’s even more so. Neither of the candidates are liked by the other side. I, of course, like everyone else, land on one side. I have friends, who are polar opposite of me. It makes for great conversation, either if neither of us convinces the other to change.

It’s easy to disagree. The world around you shapes what you think. The people you surround yourself with help you believe what you do. A lot of it has to do with group-think.

The friend I think of, when thinking about the disagreements I have with people, is a very close, dear friend of mine. We have known each other since we were about 12. We had similar friends growing up. We lost touch for a few years. We reconnected on a rugby field, and now see each other a few times a month. I am always greeted with a hug, and “It’s so great to see you.” We share beer, love of women, and rugby.

She is diametrically opposed when it comes to politics. We grew up in the same neighborhood, with the same teachers, same type of family. The only difference is the people we surrounded ourselves with over the time that we were apart.

I played sports after work. Worked 60-70 hours a week, and spent a healthy amount of time at the bar. I worked as hard as I could, as much as I could, so that I made more money, to do more things.

She went to college. She spent 4 years in higher education, with people who had never worked a day in their lives. Learned from professors who taught on the basis of theory, not reality.

While I saw my son come into the world, I couldn’t imagine how anyone could even consider abortion. Her views are the opposite.

I paid taxes on the income I made, built businesses with the rest of my money, and wondered how anyone could still be living off the system, while I’m out here, with every opportunity to make as much as I want.

She thinks we need to help anyone who says they need it, regardless of their ability to do anything. If one claims poverty, give them money.

We will be voting opposite of each other this November. While we disagree on politics, we agree on so many other things. I look forward to meeting her again in the next few days, and hear her tell me, honestly, “It’s so good to see you!”

Disagreements are ok. There is no reason to make you hate someone else. All this vitriol right now, with people deciding to be militant in their views, take the time to find the good in the person who is being that way. Live the way you want to live. Respect the people around you.

In these days, where hatred is everywhere, be the love, the shining light to the people around you. You’ll be amazed at how much it can turn someone around.


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