This is Americas Deciding Year

First of Two Parts

This year has been an exceptional year for elections. We have the Presidential election which in itself has changed all of the rules on a major scale but here locally in Georgia, as across the country we have hotly contested congressional elections. These elections have also divided people almost as much as the Trump campaign. You either like the person or you don’t. With that I don’t have a problem, okay, you don’t like someone, don’t vote for them. But what we have happening now is the intentional misrepresentation of information. Before I go into the misrepresentation part I want to convey why I feel we as a country are at a crossroads both at the national level and at local levels. For anyone 55 years old and above will probably agree with what I am about to say. Our country is by all understanding an “exceptional nation” regardless of what Obama has said in the past. We were created as an exceptional nation and with the intent of remaining an exceptional nation. This exceptionalism is what has given America the opportunity to do the remarkable things we have done both nationally and internationally.

I had a chance during the last week to talk to a young woman from the Netherlands who has been in America for several months on an educational program. While talking to her we discussed the differences between socialism and capitalism. She stated that she did not have a problem of living in a country where the government took care of everyone’s needs. I ask her if she had spent much time out of her country and she said no, I then asked her if she had any concept of what America was about and she no she didn’t other than what she had learned in school, which is government run. Therein lies part of the problem, we have a very large number of children, young adults, and adults that feel the same way. They do not have a problem in living in a country where the government takes care of your needs. They feel this way because just as the woman from the Netherlands that is all they have been taught. That is not the way America was founded, nor was it ever the intent for America to become a socialist country. America, I truly believe, was destined to be an “Exceptional Nation” from the creation of the universe and the earth by our Creator. Read “The Light and the Glory” to see how the Hand of God directed our country to become an Exceptional Nation.

I fear this year’s elections will either put us on a one-way road to Socialism or bring us back on track to maintain the Republic form of government we were given by our forefathers. The liberal left leaning democrat candidates and the moderately progressive middle leaning republican candidates see this year as the finalizing year for socialism or a year that will set them (progressives) back for at least one or two decades. Here is where it gets tough, are you not going to vote because your candidate didn’t get nominated or doesn’t represent your beliefs the way you feel he should, how did that work for you in 2008 and 2012, or are you going to make the decision to preserve America for generations to come to enjoy the freedoms you enjoyed and the right to make your own choice as to what your future holds by the decisions you make.

What is my fear? My fear is facing the day that my grandchildren come to me and ask; granddaddy why didn’t you do more to preserve the America we can only hear whispers about, what was it like to be free to live where and how you wanted to and to work at what you wanted to do?

For Liberty and Freedom, Ernie

WHY BERNIE SANDERS

After last nights Caucus in Iowa, one has to ask why did Bernie Sanders do so well. Was it because of the obvious deceit and lies Hillary has continued to tell regarding her emails or her deliberate misleading of her involvement in Benghazi? Or, could it be that she just isn’t reaching the right voter population, i.e., the 18-24-year-olds. I can only imagine that right now Hillary is saying “What Difference at This Point Does It Make.” It never ceases to amaze me just how out of touch with Americans especially the working group she insists on staying, especially when she has a daughter in that same bracket of voters. Of course, one has to realize that Chelsea is a direct by-product of her mom and just another piece of the Clinton dynasty, and that, I believe is all they see in her.

Bernie has been able to tap into a group of people that Hillary and even Obama failed to reach with any amount of enthusiasm. He has struck a comradery with this group of young upcoming voters by stepping in the Occupy group, at least emotionally, tapping into their dislike for Wall Street and any form of Crony Capitalism or Capitalistic form of enterprise. His promises of free college, the writing off of current student loans, one-payer healthcare system, etc., seems to have resonated with this group of voters. They don’t seem to mind or don’t care that these freebies will have to be paid out of somebody’s pocket. It doesn’t bother them that he plans to take the money from their parents and others who are considered in the upper-income bracket, a bracket that I am sure will have it’s upper limits dropped lower over time. It doesn’t matter to them because they don’t understand how the system works. They don’t understand because they have not been taught how our economic system works and have only been taught the benefits of socialism. But, they have been taught the front end of socialism, the part where everyone is on equal economic grounds, no one is better than anyone else, there is no upper class and especially there is no lower class. They have been taught there will only be the middle class and they have been taught that the middle class is where euphoria is found. They have never been taught the back-end of socialism. That socialism starts out looking real good everybody is happy in they’re own little world of bliss. Everybody has no wants that aren’t met, everyone has medical care, medicine etc., food is available and all of this is made available without those pesky corporate profits. They don’t realize that as they are blissfully going about their lives their freedoms are being taken away ever so slowly. So slowly they didn’t even realize just how entrapped they have become. They didn’t realize the Constitution has been re-written or done away with altogether, they didn’t realize that the first, second, third and fourth amendment has totally been done away with, it didn’t bother them when they were told to turn in “all firearms” because in today’s civilization there is no need for self-protection because the government will always be there for you, they didn’t realize the right to property ownership has been taken away from them, they didn’t realize that in order to maintain any level of sustainability death panels have been instituted to curtail the rising food requirements along with the rising cost of health care along with years of declining medicine and health care facilities, they didn’t even realize that as much as 90% of their pay was taken out in taxes. They didn’t realize all books reflecting any information pertaining to America’s past history has been removed from our school systems. They didn’t see the government taking over and controlling all forms of information i.e., newspapers, radio, and television and that the government produces and writes all programming seen or read on any of these media outlets. They didn’t see God, Jesus or any reference to Christian beliefs being taking out of all forms of existence. They didn’t see any of this until it was too late and unfortunately, for many who have been born into this system it will be the only system they know, and because of that they won’t know hope, freedom, the feeling of fulfillment one has by being born into a country that encourages these freedoms. Mankind was created to be free, not to be born into a state of slavery that socialism promotes.

While I have written only about Bernie Sanders where is Hillary in this mix? Ted Cruz made the comparison between the two that I thought was spot on. He said you have one who admits to being a socialist and the other who pretends they aren’t. Hillary is no different from Bernie she just tries to hide it better thinking she will be able to reach the older generation that does recognize socialism for what it is, but in the end, she believes in the same total controlling government that socialism thrives on. I feel we have reached a point of critical concern. America has had the threat of socialistic thinking for many years; this is nothing new to America. America’s freedoms have been a threat to leaders who only want total control and power of us and to world leaders since our conception. The dictators, rulers, and all of those in control of socialistic countries have a disdain for America and have tried to influence our politicians with power and money. Proof of this is the recent discoveries of large sums of money from these countries and foreign individuals into the Clinton Foundation and other Democrat and Progressive organizations. George Soros has been a major player in the attempted destruction of the American way of life for a number of years. In this election season, you are only left with one question, which America are you going to vote for? I look at America’s political run with this view; we have been passengers in a bus that is being driven toward the cliff of socialism. Do we fire the driver and put in a driver who will turn our bus around or do we allow those who do not have our best interest in mind to continue driving? I believe this 2016 election will either continue us on the road to socialism or we can start to turn around the encroaching socialism in America that so many others want to see us fall into. Which way are you going to vote?

For Liberty and Freedom,

Ernie