A REPUBLIC IMPAIRED

24 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

One could prudently concede that a government is an indispensable, a public requirement of and for the functional assurance of society. It befalls to those in positions of respect and societal rank to establish said government. The presumption is that these framers of the government are motivated by reason and rationality. It is in the prudent application of such that necessitates a constitution. Noting the intrinsic dangers of a willful government, the constitution is purposely structured to limit the power of their indispensable creation.

Nevertheless, almost immediately after the constitution is affirmed and ratified, the very same duly elected — though sworn to constitutional adherences — abandon their oath so to attain intangible and tangible power. The very same who affirm the constitution willfully succumb to the base nature of self-serving interest. They hypocritically, with arrogant pretension and hubris discharge, pervert the meaningfulness and spirit of constitutional covenants and tenets. These are the licensed, the elected, the appointed, and their acolytes — the crème de la crème of America’s cognoscenti that is responsible for the destruction of this republic.  

Their perversion of the literal interpretation of the founding document is expedited by the formation of political parties. Constitution be-damn! The political parties’ sole mission, by any means, including covert extralegal and overt illegal, is the election of their candidate and the implementation of their particular ideology.

The post 1789 constitutional amendments favor the ruse of democratic principles, but in fact, these amendments have abated the essence, the inherent justice, the rational empirical reason of a consequential republic. The implied and expressed powers of the constitution in unanimity with the requirements for checks and balances, the covenants of federalism, separate but equal branches of government, and the extra-constitutional rise of the executive branch significantly diminish the operational merits of our nation’s constitution.

The application of politics, particularly in an election year, is considered by the untainted (voters) as an art form of indulgence. An indulgence rife with askant repute; the politician is at worst a liar and at best a prolific embellisher. Certainly (according to public sentiment), the practice of politicking is a reprehensible art form wherein all practitioners are culpable of aiding and abetting governmental corruption.

Hillary Clinton, the very embodiment of governmental corruption, a liar, a person of disrepute is the electorate’s choice… A truly amazing indicator of why this republic is impaired. The vestiges of the republic have finally evolved into a bureaucratically enabled plutocracy where “the ambiguity of the process” undermines individualism, self-reliance, liberty, and personal freedom.

Regretfully, Mr. Franklin, we were unable to hold on to our republic…





THE ELECTION BEFORE US

16 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

In the year 1781, adjoining Yorktown, Virginia British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington while tradition recalls the British band playing an English ballad, “The World Turned Upside Down”. This American military victory was unbelievable.

The election of 2016 is a shining reflection of wanderings amiss, another unbelievable: Two wholly unqualified candidates are the electorates’ choice. In this election, innuendos, rumors, and factoids have suppressed the normalities of voter concerns, policies, and issues. The only pertinent question is: which one of the two nominees is the worst?

Long ago, American individualism was forsaken for the opaque assurance of personal security. The prevalent idea that government knows best has prompted a domestic policy wherein amoral secularism has inspired a predisposition to further — no matter the empirical evidence to the contrary — the outright dismissal of competitive ideals. Liberal progressivism has engulfed and is chocking the vitality out of the credo of American exceptionalism.  Congress and the Constitution: Be damned! Progressive leadership favors depositing American foreign policy decisions to the feckless United Nations; multilateralism and the internationalism of European socialism is their ultimate goal.

In today’s complex of technological options the means and power to influence thought is mighty. The media, all types and varieties, have extraordinary power over voter behavior. In this election cycle a lie, a purposeful misdirection, a circumvention of the truth in the interest of conflation or befuddlement has been lethally weaponized. 

An overwhelming amount of television and news print media has taken as a mission of consequence the political defeat of Donald Trump. They equate Trump as a bête noire, a person that is irredeemably a hundred times as dangerous as Nixon.

As a standalone Trump is contestably far from the average presidential hopeful. However, compare the two: Trump’s faux claims, his past disgusting unsolicited sensual advances toward women, his inability to disguise his narcissism, and his instinctual self-destructive behavior versus Hillary Clinton’s unabashed persistence of lying directly to the American people, her decisions regarding Russian engagement, the Iranian deal, her disastrous approach to Libya coupled with her unforgivably incorrigible acts and non-acts regarding Benghazi. Trump is no prize — but his actions never killed people! Hillary, in concert with President Obama, is directly responsible for the deaths of thousands.

Hillary is an ideologically dedicated progressive who will undermine this nation’s constitution. Donald is not Hillary… and the world has turned upside down; given the choice before me I will vote for Donald.





NO MATTER WHAT: THE ONLY CHOICE IS TRUMP

9 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

The peripheral, the outer edges of principal are the media’s emphasis of and for this election’s Republican protagonist. Although awash in hypocrisy and outright duplicity, The New York Times enunciates Trump’s wholly legal 1995 tax return as some kind of moral insight. Pronouncing Trump sinful for adhering to (while benefiting from!) the tax laws of the land, interestingly, the management of the (NYT) did not in the same article report that the newspaper acted in exactness on its own tax returns and accordingly benefited.

In the present, the radio and televised media is shocked, even traumatized and of course offended, by an eleven-year old crude locker-room type recording of Trump and Billy Bush’s stupid apathetically delivered fabrication of their imaginative thoughts on the general behavioral instincts of women.

 I am in my 73rd  year of existence; I can assure my readership that, no matter their station in life, just about all men have said stupid, insensitive untruths about their counter-gender. Seemingly, to be male is to be born with a debilitating software defect. Compared to females, males are slow learners and take forever to mature. I present this debility of my gender not as an excuse for the ridiculous idiocy of Trump and Billy Bush’s recorded conversation but to note, in the scheme of electoral importance, its irrelevancy. 

There is no justification for this sort of stupid. Nonetheless, even when armed with the cognitive knowledge to know better and when the truth of the matter is palpable, we all have been practitioners of stupid comments and behavior.

However, as a voter, one’s analysis of Hillary Clinton’s ideological persuasion, her mantra of liberal progressive declarations and her determinative Machiavellian approach to politics defines the ethos of her personal reflective representation. Measure Clinton’s transgressions against the misbehaviors and indiscretions of Trump’s:

Benghazi: because of a pending election she collaborated with the Obama administration’s deceit and patently lied to the American people while Trump was wasting time and energy, striving to prove that President Obama was not born in the USA. As Secretary of State she perpetuated a policy of deceit and ignored the rescue of Americans fighting off a terrorist attack she defined as the result of a nasty video. Trump on the other hand was busy with the benign silliness of striving to disprove a Honolulu, HI issued birth certificate.

The Iranian deal as negotiated, affirmed, and touted by Clinton is an exemplar of definitive absurdity. An incongruity of good sense, rated above the stupidity (upon our withdrawal from Iraq) of not leaving in place a viable contingent of fighting forces supposedly because of the lack of a “status of forces agreement,” noting we presently have thousands of military in Iraq and these troops are operating without a “status of forces” agreement. In 2010 Biden wrongheadedly assured the American public that the withdrawal from Iraq “is one of the greatest achievements” of the Clinton-Obama administration, but another instance of innocence blatantly applied. One can objectively conclude that the Iranian agreement, as with the withdrawal from Iraq, is the result of an administration adrift in naiveté. The sum of facts founded on deductive deduction persuades one to believe that Clinton’s progressive Democrats lack a commonsensical understanding of world affairs. While Trump tweets nonsensical jabs of blank importance that fundamentally injure only his own persona, Clinton and President Obama’s policy decisions have actually caused death and destruction. They have, with the aid and assist of a dedicated cadre of liberal progressives, advanced otherwise unnecessary Diaspora of refugees and general mayhem throughout Europe. Conclusively, Trump is the only possible choice; Hillary Clinton is an anathema to a conservative America.





THE FAT LADY IS ABOUT TO SING

5 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

The end is just a few days away. The unbelievable will once again trounce the tangibly sound and reasonable. The culmination of progressive rule that started in the 1900’s is at its summation. Seemingly, despite the evidentiary economic failures suffered during the last 8 years of Democratic rule, the run amok of violence within the liberal progressive controlled cities, a foreign policy that invokes the killing of thousands, a Middle East locked in a cage fight over religious intolerance, a naïve Secretary of State begging Russia to please not make Syrian matters worse, and an Iranian agreement so vividly silly our enemy is belly-laughing all the way to the bank. Despite all of these clear and present dangers and yet, the Republicans cannot field a sure-to-win candidate.

Not wanting to pick on Mr. Trump — again and then again… However, why in the hell can’t he stay on message? What is wrong with this guy? Everything noble and constitutional is at stake and all he can babble about is the nonsensical and profane.

Yes, I’m assured by those who know just about everything that there is a good chance to hold on to the House and Senate. Of course I am suspect of these harbingers of political foresight. And the media, aside from their reporting through the permeation of a definitive progressive schism, they stir, focus, and create maelstroms of civil discontent. They are as if robotic provocateurs automated to exploit the dents in the target’s amour. They highlight the bane, newscast violence 24/7 thereby incite vexation and confusion while assuring their viewers that such videos complete with comments are news worthy, even the definition of journalism.

Citizens, voters, the populous are now addicted to the electoral carnival. These voyeurs’ sensory apertures are feed televised sports, lottery tickets, drugs, liquor, and a government that gives them stuff.

The central protagonists in this seasonal melodrama are Hillary and Donald. The Hillary drama is produced by those of serious statist beliefs. Directed by the licensed elitist and managed by a supporting cast of special interests, Hillary’s entourage is dedicated to progressive ideals, cutthroat in demeanor, and wholly lethal.

 Donald, soon to be known as the unelectable, has a cadre of heretofore stymied conservative intelligentsia; nonetheless, if the sky parted and Hillary committed an offensive that even the Obama administration could not find an end around, President Donald would spend his four years in office striving to nullify his penchant for self-destruction.

The truth is: Sadly, Donald Trump is America’s only champion. Hillary’s win in this election would be a catastrophe.





SO NOW WHAT, MR. TRUMP?

3 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

Trump’s performance at the debate was a smidgen below mediocre to downright pitiful; the only worse display than that of Trump’s performance was Hannity’s defense of Trump on Fox. Of course, in true form, Trump proceeded to damage even further a recently damaged personage by twittering nonsense and saying one stupid thing after another about a subject no one is interested in. After living as long as he has and considering his extensive international business history, noting his interface with notables in industry, politics, and society, I do not understand his insistence on acting as if behaviorally dysfunctional.

His political counter-party is vulnerable on a wide assortment of differing incidences and levels of incriminations; nonetheless, in ninety minutes of argument he could not make his case. His narcissism blocked and blindsided his ability to comprehend, as well as explain.

I understand that “it ain’t over until the fat lady sings,” a colloquialism that for Mister Donald places his fingers on the ledge of that 1000 foot drop into the void of what could have been.  

Mrs. Clinton wants to impose a progressive terrestrial utopia upon America, complete with all of the socialistic bells and whistles. Her geopolitical policies are fantasies developed on the virtues of internationalism with the enforcer being the United Nations and funding from the United States… And all the Donald is concerned over is the nothingness of Hillary’s accusations?! Hillary has induced Donald into acting as though a caricature in Mad Magazine.  

This nation has legitimate problems…

Our legislative representatives, the political parties, and the citizenry are riven by clashes of interest and values that pit one of something against one of another. We Americans are on the path of losing our sense of Americanism, of being self-reliant people capable of noting the issue and dealing with it. As a society we are evolving into a common of disinterest wherein perception is equivalent to empirical reality; within this sphere of understanding one only requires the innocuous others to agree to substantiate their beliefs.

In a world of variant distractions Mr. Trump is his own distraction. Self-discipline for Donald is a flighty resolve as he prostrates to the dulcet of subjectivity and sentiment. Discipline in any meaningful form is, for the proprietor of Trump Towers, palpably effete. He just cannot do what is required. Seemingly his cognitive vitals are determinedly vectored to protect the profane, the ridiculous, and his sense of manliness.

In business and the US Marines I have learned the true definition of hope: Hope is the result of poor planning and the bastardization of faith; I have no faith that Mr. Trump can overcome his self destruction — but I have been wrong many times in my life… and I certainly hope I’m wrong this time.