THE RIGHT AND WRONG OF IT

11 06 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The basis used to evaluate and measure the all too often politically exploited term “American values” are misconstrued and conflated by a strong-willed fairytale that emphasizes the good and positive of American history while avoiding or abating the evil and negative.  Nonetheless, I do believe that American culture and Americans are, comparatively, unique and exceptional with an ethically rooted belief in individualism, liberty, and self-determination. I also believe that the government of America and Americans — as with all sapiens — are at a minimum xenophobic, bigoted, self-serving, disposed to tribalism, and susceptible to varying degrees of behavioral dysfunction.

What stymies the onslaught and effect of the ever-hovering chaos from consuming peacefulness is the rule of law, just like it is the rule of law that prompts citizens to “go” on green and “stop” on red. The rule of law is paramount to the integrity of America; when not applied blindly and evenly, America “the land of the free and home of the brave,” grievously suffers.

Interestingly, impropriety amongst the elected and appointed seemingly, as if an intrinsic effective, require a high IQ person, platformed by a brand name education — a preponderance of arrogance that effectuates an unbridled hubris. Once again, the powerful few within the DOJ and FBI construed and manipulated what is ostensibly lawful to service an ideologically inspired agenda. Their defense for such covert illicitness I  assume will be that they plotted and executed these transgressions in the interest of the common good.

Congress, designed for ineffectiveness, promptly responds to the needs of its constituents only when provoked; Pearl Harbor and 9/11 are excellent samples of a prompt response. An effective Congress must respectively debate sufferings and policy issues. However, the enjoining of divergent interest each respecting the other perspective is as preposterous as proposing peace as a policy goal. The government of the United States is too enormous to govern effectively; furthermore, while legislators may write the laws, it is the bureaucrats that interpret and enforce them; as recently proven, Congress cannot oversee its departments.

Monitoring the elected is tough enough. To oversee the unelected bureaucrats that manage the governing of America is damn near impossible: Similar to weeds that spring up between the cracks of cemented sidewalks, a governing bureaucracy is an ever-growing phenomenon. Going to the moon and the exploration of space, eradicating cancer, eliminating poverty, or traversing the ocean bottom all is simple and doable — but slowing the growth of a government bureaucracy: impossible. 

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IT IS TIME TO ACT

23 03 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Challenged by affairs domestic and international, a significant number of Americans are befuddled and disquiet. Seemingly, democratic leadership and their allies in the media cannot discern the reality of the present nor accurately assess current events without the impute of partisan bias. When presented with issues of profound concern, political leadership prefers procrastination and analytical meandering rather than stating a definitive position.  After all, stating a definitive position is a measurable act… And what politician yearns to be measured?

What better illustration of procrastination and analytical meandering than the wrongheaded diplomatic debacle of the nation’s failed dealings with North Korea? However, since WWII, N. Korea is just one of the many calamitous failings of American diplomacy.

Von Clausewitz, the Prussian general and military theorist, stated that war is the natural extension of diplomacy. There is a symbiosis; a live fire relationship between diplomacy and war. There have been many proxy wars between the United States and its resolute enemies. Like bullies in the school playground, the counterparts push and shove. Nonetheless, despite the continuous loss of life and treasure, the meaningless perpetuation of violent conflict, victory is an unacceptable goal.

Our nation’s display (over the last fifty years) of noxious ignorance, imprudent naïveté, and the arrogant hubris of our politicians’ sense of misplaced moral righteousness has destroyed any statutory meaningfulness of immigration laws. When coupled with the palpable illegalities of “sanctuary cities,” the ad hoc discretionary enforcement of laws, the politicizing of federal institutions and their employees, one deduces pending chaos.

Progressive ideologues such as former President Obama are the perfect exemplar of a leader besieged by excessive intellectual contemplation. Striving to mitigate risk even at the cost of principle limited American influence. Obama’s inaction upon the invasion of Iraq by ISIS forces blatantly denigrated American prestige, sense of reliability, and cost thousands of innocent lives.

Eisenhower’s decision not to press for victory during the Korean War, Kennedy’s compromise in Cuba,  Nixon’s unwillingness to invade North Vietnam, and Bush’s analytical ineptness has cost this nation thousands of American lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars while emitting an impression of weakness, hesitation, and insecurity.

Withstanding the current cost of lives, not initiating a first strike on North Korea today will cost the United States many times more in the future. North Korea will never give up their nuclear weaponry… Settle the issue now: eliminate their existence.





AS THE WORLD TURNS

18 03 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

High school students (seemingly) believe that the solution to school shootings is to ban “assault weapons,” disallow magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammo, and limit the purchase of rifles to citizens age 21 and over. Of course the advocates of these policies cannot define and distinguish an assault weapon from other high powered rifles. These very same, obviously, have never experienced life reliance on a rifle or pistol. They only have a cursory understanding of weapons, deriving their knowledge thereof from movies and the media.

Students are incentivized into action by their teachers who are often enough naïve, ignorant, and arrogant. They view the world from within the protective bubble of academia. Such erudition fashions a childlike perception that initiates a mindset of persistent delusional offerings. Students accordingly mimic and align. However, the sum is more a definitive example of a thoroughgoing contrariety steeped in the creation of numerous factoids so to facilitate contrarianism for the simple sake of the being inverse.

The subject of school shootings has evolved into Trump-hating wherein the NRA is the nasty culprit, and conservatives the enemy of the enlightened.

Persuasion exists to harness consensus. Persuasion requires the unabridged use of multiple ideological sources. The essence of an at-liberty society is the right of expression. This right is an individualist exercise of free will, an act intrinsically vested into one’s liberty and freedom.  One’s persuasion may fail to harness consensus; nonetheless, one’s right to persuade is fundamental in a representative government.

It is the students, the tenured erudite, the bureaucrats of academia and their supporting cast of liberal progressives that deny conservative or independent speech. They call such speech, “hate speech,” and refuse to allow dissemination.  

The supposition is that wonks and future wonks know best…





PROGRESSIVE DELINQUENTS IN TANTRUM

19 02 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The soiled wetness of unattended diapers intensifies their punitive intent in tantrums and suffering from false memory syndrome, progressives strike out against any and all that is not them. The democratic party spurned on to delinquent action by these vengeful few whose basis of cognitive thought is rooted in trusting self-creating factoids. The leadership of these pseudo geniuses of the ideological left has effectually and singlehandedly distorted deductive reasoning into a faith; a faith that avoids, per illogical analysis, empirical evidence contrary to their core beliefs.

The satisfaction derived from such faith-based conclusiveness ends the wanting(s) of and for the truth. Adhering to the content of ll Principe the Democrats passionately support their leftist shock troops. Caring less for the means caring more about the results. These disciples of Saul Alinsky have conceded to the crucibles of his dictum, embracing chaos while mitigating sensibility by fomenting deceitful ruses. These progressives offer conjecture and contrariness as the viable answer to the multitude of today’s pertinent societal and ideological questions and problems. 

Basking in the synthetically warm glow of egalitarian virtue, championing social justice, equating constitutional authority as an odium défilé recurrent with a legacy of immoral behaviour. Progressives with the aid and assist of Sympatico affiliates within academia and the media utilize anti-Trump sentiment to propagate a whimsical distortion of reality. Juxtaposing actual events into a re-scripted version purposed for liberal acceptance, inspired propaganda, and political contributions.  

The mainstay of their bearing is contra-Trump, pro-resistance, and con-republicanism. Their governmental strategy is to erect a top-down fiefdom managed by omnipotent wonks, serviced by a bureaucracy of useful dependents, and led by an elite intelligentsia of the influential.  The raison d’état is the “common good.” For the good of the common discretion incapacitates and maligns the rule of law wherein lawful compliance is the exception. The jurisdiction gives way to statutory compliant corruption and within this environment the connected rule. What one knows acquiesces to who one knows. The republic evolves into a Plutocracy, the U.S. Constitution into a relic, an artifact that documents the failure of self-governance. 

The contesting of ideas evenly presented to the people represents the moral righteousness of how it should be. At the same time one knows that such representation will never occur. Winning has eclipsed the meaningfulness of “for the good of the nation. ” Unless conservatives hold on to the House and gain sixty votes in the Senate, the ideals of Americanism will wallow. Circling within the maelstrom of political discourse, the “Swamp” wins.





THE TRUTH IS AS IRRELEVANT AS THE FACTS

14 02 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Among people freer than others there has always been unbridgeable ideological, theological, cultural, and societal differing. The means of expressing these differings determine the severity of the breach. Seemingly, the historical rule of choice, regardless of the particular issue of differing, demand actions acrimoniously irrational and unreasonable. It is as if the subject of disagreement is inconsequential, even forgotten, as long as the retribution is excruciating.

The Democrats initiated an investigation of President Trump. The investigation has found no evidence to sustain the original accusation. Nonetheless, the investigation and the charges continue. However, information has surfaced that the Democrats would rather not discuss, much less investigate.

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary the Democrats insist that the FBI and DOJ operated with clean hands when applying for their FISA warrants. They double-down on their declarations that there was no FBI inspired conspiracy afoot to delegitimize President Trump by extralegal means. They perpetuate, with less vigor, the falsehood that the Trump campaign colluded with the “Russians” to assure Trump’s electoral victory.

Like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, the Democrats are frozen. To no avail spinmeisters allied with the political left do their very best to misdirect, deceive, and conjure the American audience to believe in their factoids.

One needs to understand that self-evident axiom, whether real and measurable or artificial and indeterminate, rarely overcomes a devoted believer’s belief. Some would conclude that these differings generated by a legacy of second party influence or by first party experience are the creators of determinative beliefs. Others believe logic and deduction culminate into indisputable facts. No matter the origin, the facts, or the truthfulness empirically embodied in the content. The chance of overturning a determinative belief by contrary facts is nil. The Democrats will not allow evidence to the contrary of their beliefs to interfere with their determinative.

So we are locked into the monumental waste of time and money, seeking what does not exist for the satisfaction of those that conjure falsities created for political gain. As I have mentioned many times, the corruption causing the greatest harm to our republic is statutorily compliant corruption perpetrated in the majority by licensed officers of the court and elected officials.





THE AMORAL RIGHTEOUSNESS OF WRONG-HEADED ACTION

4 02 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

I am bewildered and disappointed to read that the Democrats and ideologically inclined progressives worry that trust in this nation’s judicial institutions is at risk of serious abatement. That the rank and file, the employees of those that serve in these institutions specifically because of Congressional inquiry suffer, according to those on the political left, a dispiriting loss of morale. Plus in aggregate, the charge (presented by Democrats and progressives) is that (for the benefit of President Trump) an unjustified inquiry has developed into a scandalous “hit-piece” whose purpose erodes confidence in the Muller investigation.

The operative apparatus of government is managed and governed by human beings — not angels. Therefore inherently, the government is not a trustful entity; indeed, all governments are to some extent corrupt.The mandate for citizens of this (somewhat) democratic republic is to look upon government with deep-seated everlasting askance.

According to the news media and their progressive cohorts, Devin Nunes is the malefactor, the fiend that manufactured the four-page indictment of FBI and DOJ malfeasance. The counter-parties of transparency have issued an “all hands on deck” order to discredit and malign Nunes, Republicans serving on the investigative committee, and all who proport the memo as accurate.

My prediction, for one simple reason: at-hand comparison. The Democrats will never submit their version of a four-page memo. It is far more conspicuous to spout specious accusations than to defend authored words.

Surely, high-ranking members of the FBI, DOJ, and select officers of the intelligence community have nominally transgressed or outright violated statutory laws as well as their oath of office. These institutions have little to no respect for Congress or the Constitution. They consider themselves as autonomous fiefdoms and resent the concept of oversight.

The aid and abet of a sustained bureaucracy coupled with elected representatives serving term to term is a requirement for corruptive practice. The truth is, unelected chieftains manage the governing of this nation. Nunes merely highlighted the most recent lawlessness perpetrated by those appointed to respect and enforce the law. Those serving on oversight only know what is before them; they do not know what they do not know — or more pointedly, they are limited in what they can prove.

The flashing lights of last year’s election have hypnotised the resistance movement into a begruntle acknowledgment of President Trump’s electoral victory. Though presently the resistance is only concerned with his removal from office and stymieing any legislative cooperation is a fait accompli. For the Democrats the so-called “dreamers” can wait. After all, the president will not deport them, whole or part — and if he did order deportation, one can imagine the repercussions.

It should not be surprising that those in power violate the law as well as their oath. What is surprising is the reason that prompted such behavior. Imagine members of the FBI and DOJ deciding to hamper a duly elected president because they do not like his personality, wherewithal, and politics. A rational mind seeking a reasonable conclusion must deduce the obvious President Trump ran against the Democrats, the Republicans, the lefties, the DOJ, and the FBI — and still won. 





THE SWAY OF RESISTANCE

17 01 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

For the Democratic Party contentiousness is the rhetorical instrument of choice. Resistance to all things emanating from Trump is the raison d’être of their liberal progressive thought. Allied with like-minded media, naïve Republican politicians, and a president that is his very worse antagonist sums into: advantage Democrats.

Panache and the superfluous have once again repressed, even subjugated the awesome righteous substance of his (Trump’s) achievements.

According to the ever-present barrage of the considered newsworthy, the American people are seemingly more interested in the particular profanity used in a private meeting with the president than the substantive purpose of the meeting. Of course aside from the profanity used, the concentration of concern is the description of certain countries as shitholes. Well, I’ve been to the countries mentioned. And excluding certain arm-guarded neighborhoods that protect the few from the more, they are shitholes. It just so happens that the population of these shitholes are not white Anglos. Therefore, to portray these people as NOT prime immigrant candidates for the United States repulses the politically correct elite of the progressive left.

Of course hypocrisy, deceitful conflation, misdirection, factoid adherence, and outright lies feed the narrative of the resistance’s insistence on abolishing the Trump presidency.

As demonstrated in the last election, the Democratic Party and their union bedfellows have lost — and are losing — the once always dependable positive gratitude of the blue-collar American. When scoring the operative merit of liberal progressive cities and states the commonality is high taxation, welfare dependence, excessive poverty, consumer indebtedness, impaired school systems, and unjustifiable numbers of here-to-stay illegal immigrants.  

Withstanding the heretofore (from a conservative’s view) achievements of the Trump administration; the pre-determinative deeply held ideological perceptions of the Democratic Party coupled with the motivation to capture the House of Representatives in the next election will not allow panegyric salutations.

In essence, the Republican party must hold on to the House of Representatives and increase membership in the Senate. Trump must re-validate the tenets of his political philosophy and governess.