THE POWER TO TAX

2 05 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

It is implied that since the affirmation of this republic the three branches of America’s government are comprised of super-cognitive persons. Nonetheless, the miracle of the 1789 Constitution has been usurped by layers upon layers of wrong-headed judicial interpretation, ideologically driven distortion, and the nonsensical growth of a solo-driven unaccountable bureaucracy dedicated to processing. The law as written is no longer the assessment of its meaning; nowadays, the text of the law is subject to the prevailing thought, societal panache, or the cultural slant of a particular judicial review.

It is these “elected,” possessors of superior cognitive ability, graduates of renowned academies of smartness that rule. Indeed, congress is jam-packed with elected persons modeling many high-achievement validations for smartness.

Respective of being governed by the super-cognitive, laws put upon the governed over the last hundred years, is so burdensomely preponderant in ambiguity that  the common citizen is perplexed as well as wholly dependent on the anointed for a just interpretation. Additionally, covert lawlessness is no longer this nation’s most lethal threat to America’s sovereignty: The lethal threat is the statutorily compliant corruption of America’s original ideals. The perpetrators, the dastardly ones that threaten America’s traditional meaningfulness are the officers of the court and the elected. These persons reside in governments from the federal to the local level; their actions and non-actions have perverted the literal meanings of constitutional covenants and statutory laws to the point of opaque discernment.    

The basis of statutory compliant corruption is found in a manifold of distinctive variables. However, the origin that sophisticated the means as well as the pockets of those that governed plus incentivized the proliferation of statutorily compliant corruption was the ratification of the 16th amendment to the constitution. The use of taxation as the utility of legal larceny has been the mainstay cause of governmental enrichment. The enrichment of the governing régime has eliminated the practice of prudent oversight, encouraged deceit, and substituted tolerance for moral compliance. America’s out-of-control national debt and budget deficits are perfect examples of classic financial impairment. Nonetheless, both are ignored as containable by-products of a complex economy; in fact, both debt and deficit are sustained unabated by the elected whose sole interest is retention of status.

Today, the political parties and the media joust over the ideological fairness of taxable nitty-gritties; in my mind’s eye, the concept of taxing individuals is the reasoning of corruptive inducement. Therefore, the less people are taxed, the less inducement for corruption. Yes, government must be funded and taxation is the means; but when one cogitates over the irreconcilable abuse taxation has caused and is causing, the merit of taxation dilutes into a maxim: the less an individual is taxed, the better the socio-economic outcome.

The rational of funding government is sound; it is the implementation of such funding and the distribution system of tax dollars collected that initiates the wherewithal of corruption.

Every citizen should be taxed, otherwise the non-taxed have no measurable in their government. In fact, when one pays no tax whatsoever, is one effectively disenfranchised from citizenship? Those that have the legal definition of “more” should pay a static percentage more than average-taxed person. The sliding scale of taxation is un-American and distinctively unfair.

Taxation is the knife, fork, and spoon; the utility of government excess, indulgence, and corruption — it is the feeder of largeness and disconnect… less is definitively better.

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THE MADNESS OF IT ALL

12 02 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

The recent opinion of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the perfect contextual insight into a liberal progressive mindset: For these believers, “the letter of the law” is simply a cause to interpret, modernize, and philosophically enjoin with progressive thought. The motivational thesis of the left is one of deeply felt inspirations geared to functionally realign and reconfigure the law’s original intent to suit progressive ideals. It is obvious that the goal of the 9th Circuit was to complement their contemporary socio-political “feelings;” this court’s inherent progressive ideological underpinnings are the raison d’être that provided the basis of their opinion. Their intent was NOT to consider the clear and simple literal meaning of the law — but to overtly subvert the law in favor of progressively inspired contrarianism. 

Thanks to Harry Reid, the senatorial Democrats do not have the votes nor means to stop the proceedings, so they purposefully delay and scurrilously attack each nominee until they procedurally no longer can. I assume this stratagem, costumed as a political strategy, is calculated to win back the Senate in 2018. All I observe is a frustrated, annoyed electorate confounded by such stubborn idiocy.  

The leftists (democrats and their sympathizers) are untethered from reason and rational: they are amok. Their conduct as “representatives of the people” is demeaning to the very meaningfulness of this republic. I assume the cause of such nonsensical behavior is the loss of the last election coupled with their inability to emotionally accept this outcome. The leftists have traversed from “Not my President” to a tactic of dressed in black, donning hood and mask and armed with baseball bat, ready to physically confront and destroy. This particular minority of resisters has evolved from the non-acceptance of a Trump victory to forming a posse of vigilantes.

In the interest of contentment, maybe Blue States should consider seceding from the union. However, unlike 1861, this president (with the support of Red States) would endorse and ratify the act of succession.

More than likely, the only remedy for Democrats is to lose the next election wherein they would decrease their senatorial numbers and proportionate influence; 8 or so seats ceded to the republicans should do it.

Instead of compromising with conservatives, the democrats have moved further to the political socio-economic left and with the election of Trump and the Republican control of Congress the Republicans are not in a mood to listen or facilitate Democratic concerns. There’s no Fort Sumter in the near future; however, I believe we are still one more election away from meaningful deliberations.





TRUMP IS TRAVERSING THROUGH THE MORASS

26 01 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

The newly inaugurated president scares the hell out of Washington’s savvy progressives. They are solidly befuddled by the undeniable fact that Americans voted for the coarse, even belligerent non-politician New Yorker. The Democratic Party and their ideological bedfellows are besieged and engulfed by the Republican victory. They are rendered benignly extraneous to current events. Delaying Trump’s nominations while striving to embarrass or humiliate the president’s nominees, is a foolish endeavor. Instead, they should make a public statement against the concerned nominees, note the reasons, give preference to the president and thereby highlighting the nominees as solely the president’s decision, vote against, and settle the matter by declaring that Democrats do not have the votes to stop the president’s selection… Next!

While the president’s team is significantly (in real measurable terms) defining the Trump agenda, the national media is relentlessly plucking at Trump’s inclination for the silly and inconsequential. Trump’s loosely construed scattered spontaneities and boisterous declarations are lit-by-fire word and phrase arrows, flung high only to indiscriminately plunge downward at Mach speed. These arrows in themselves are mostly harmless accusatorial nothings, thoughts of groundless verbosity, and flex-concoctions of thoughtless pieces and parts. Nonetheless, these nothings of meaningfulness have disoriented the media celebrities from their sense of heretofore informational normalcy.

Obsessed with questioning Trump’s team, the media is persistent. Their questions are crafty quires with the objective of manipulating the questioner into an embarrassing discovery. News reporters are enchanted with the words ‘lies’ and ‘liar’… These words are of course vectored as a damnation of the president. I assume the media will continue this form of insulting abuse throughout Trump’s presidency.  

The Republicans, as Peggy Noonan recently noted, are in a state of “hopeful apprehension.” Liberal progressives are offended by the mere presence of President Trump and Republicans are nervously assuring each other that Trump will not embarrass leadership and respect conservative ideals.

Just answer the question: When questioned, politicians of all stripes and allegiances cannot pointedly answer. Instead, they linguistically dance amongst the peripheries of the question’s meaningfulness. The dodge is obvious to all; nonetheless, more often than not the questioner is timed out, gives up, and the answerer is released from the obligation.

Well, Donald Trump answers the question. In evidence, President Trump goes well beyond just answering the question: He elaborates far and away from simply answering the question. In fact, within his answer he structures new questions. The president, consciously or not, is the master of a unique form of counter-point-redirect, designed to stylistically overwhelm and subdue the opposing perspective (or prospective) by a combination of factoid, truth, and fact.

There can be no better test of conservative ideals then now… ”time will tell.”





CHANGE IS FORTHCOMING

25 12 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

Team Trump is on the march. The political-socio-cultural nuances of society, as well as the enterprising wherewithal of business in America is about to take an abrupt turn to the right. The regulatory machinations of the governing progressive über-left are being lined up for thoughtful revision or outright repeal. China and Russia are on notice: The Obama doctrine of mistaking cooperative appeasement as leadership has ended.

While Obama’s foreign policy twists and turns to the beat of “mother may I,” China and Russia have successfully been playing a very weak hand; they have appreciated the artfulness of bluffing into their strategic policies.

China is the world’s largest importer of oil. In other words, if the importation of oil was embargoed via a Saudi-USA agreement, China would be depending on Russia, Venezuela, Libya, and other odd sources to feed their navy. 15% (and rising) of Chinese exports are sold to the United States. Factually, the US purchasers generate far more profit on Chinese goods than the Chinese enjoy when selling their goods to America. The Chinese accept US$ as payment and invest such monies in US infrastructure, real estate, debt instruments, and equity. China is wholly dependent on a strong and vibrant USA. If China ever posed a military threat to the United States, we would enforce an oil embargo, initiate a naval blockade, and seize all of their US assets. 

Economically, Russia is death warmed over: As goes the price of oil so goes the cash influx needed to satisfy domestic demand. Imposed trade sanctions create trade limitations. The combination of import/export restrictions on consumer goods and vital financial services, expenditures of Russian treasury and blood onto Syria and Ukraine are not only costly; but such efforts, saving the Assad regime and enabling conflict along the Ukrainian border is of zero benefit to the Russian people.

The country is a plutocracy. Interestingly, even the wealthiest members cannot trust the Number One plutocrat. Those with wealth and power within Russia are subject to a whimsical Putin. Acting on a whim; the Number One plutocrat could confiscate their wealth, destroy their families assets, and terminate their being. For Russians with business and governing responsibilities it is understood that fear is on the one hand the glue that binds fealty and on the other the knowing that such binding of fealty is wholly tentative. The question is: Sustainability, how long before a competing plutocrat or some grievous financial necessity forces a change of control? 

Over the last eight years, Putin’s strength was in direct contrast to Obama’s weakness… that is obvious fact. A fact that on the 20th of January will abruptly and blatantly contrast the former president from the newly empowered.  

“Draining the swamp” requires definitive means. If one believes (as I do) that the degree of corruption is proportional to the size of government. That corruption is a constant and steadfast component of governing. That it is impossible, under common terms and conditions, to stop the growth of government. And that the sole alternative to impeding government growth (because growth requires money, and all government income is derived from taxes, fees, and borrowed funds), it is self–evident that to stymie the growth of government one must decrease the quantifiable of tax revenue by abating the percentage of taxable revenue.

Trump’s ability to legislate his policy through the morass of congress is as true a test of governing agility as G. Washington’s term as president. The challenges are certainly as perplexing as Gordian’s Knot: according to legend, Alexander circumvented the anticipated by pulling out his sword and cutting the knot in half. Well, a few thousand years later, let’s see how Trump responds to the multiple of knots coming his way.





THE PROGRESSIVES LOST THE ELECTION AND HERE’S WHY

6 12 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

What, how, why, etc. is the truth? Exactly how in the world did Donald Trump win the presidency of the United States? No, no, it, that could not have happened; that cannot be the truth. I’ll force myself back to sleep assured that upon wakening the bad dream will void itself from my reality. Such is the mental state of liberal progressives striving to grasp the truth of the Realpolitik.

What these men and women, boys and girls of leftist persuasions, do not comprehend is actually stunning. They think of themselves as the intellectually disposed and as such, the sovereigns of cognitive thought and indisputable purpose. On balance they have assumed the omnipotent congruence of knowing what’s best for society in general and for their fellowmen in particular. Many teach in renowned colleges and universities; they graduated from law school, practiced a lifetime of politics, personally know all the right and honorable, fundraise amongst rock stars and celebrities, and possess Barbra Streisand’s personal cell phone number.

However, they are actually playground bullies: For years, the clique gathers every day to reinforce their dominance. They define racism, discrimination of all sorts, sexism, and what should not be said, thought, or reflected.  Amid the comfort of their élan these chosen segregate, they imply, they discern, and have metaphorically, repeatedly, forced palms out upon the chest of the common… well, the common have had enough of being bullied.

Essentially, these progressives lost the election because the liberal leftist policies of President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi cannot freely function in a republic and will never effectively operate in the real world. Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare, disability claims and welfare amok, unlawful illegals’ roaming within protection zones, and the insanely egregious regulations put upon business small and large, is bullying on steroids. Throw in the aggression of North Korea, China, Russia, and that ridiculous non-treaty with Iran: the common have had enough.

Of course I do not want to educate the progressives…





THE FORTHCOMING OF TRUMP

21 11 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

The people of common stock and ordinary means were awakened by a billionaire’s asymmetric yet persistently applied promise of advocating an uncompromising transformation of the public’s business. This proposed transformation would center its efforts on Washington corruption and incompetence, while in unison rescind President Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders and review for the purpose of rescission the multitude of federal agency regulations that impair the coherent operating of business. The foreign policy of a Trump administration strengthens the will of NATO, impresses upon S. Korea and Japan the necessity of “paying their fair share” for the defense of their countries as well as the region. ISIS, no longer, will face an American force with both hands tied from behind, and Iran will either submit or be intensely sanctioned. This is the forthcoming of a Trump administration.

The liberal progressives are putting their game face on and pledge resistance; however, as enunciated by President Obama, “elections have consequences.” For the licensed and intellectually endowed liberal elite who objectively survey what is left of their beleaguered amount of Blue States. Verve the tacit acknowledgment that the Republicans victory has decimated the heretofore arrogant pretentious acceptance that liberal progressivism would govern the future of America.

The peripatetic policy of leading from way the hell back and the effectual contrivance therein is over. America is no longer dictated by the Obama administration’s digressive, arcane, and prodigiously fictive means to justify progressive expressions of implied sensibility.  

Blood-flecked Realpolitik is the wherewithal to stymie Russia’s policy of aggressive insistence. The sanguinary bombing of the Syrian confederate(s) is a war crime; the perpetrator of such is Putin. His partner of equal significance is Iran. Obama’s blind-eye approach to the blood soaked sand of the Middle East has been a blessing amongst our enemies.

President Obama’s devotion to progressive principles has stalled our economy in a fog of data enriched liberal-laced purposeful contrivance. The president has conjured an enduring baselessness as the ethos of his governing; such preference for the nonsensical marches shoulder-to-shoulder with his Machiavellian tenancy to blatantly lie to the American people.

I am so pleased with Clinton’s loss and the palpable rejection of Obama’s legacy…





“WITH THE GRACE OF GOD AND A FEW MARINES”

13 11 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

Admiral Nimitz had said, “God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” I believe that was the mental state of those opposed to the Clinton candidacy. Nevertheless, Americans voted their conscience and the unbelievable became a reality: Donald Trump won the presidential election of 20016.

And although I voted for the man, I was never a believer. I could not grasp the meaningfulness of what he represented; frankly, I did not trust the American people — I had no faith. Well, faith restored.

The Republican Party has control of all three branches of government and a majority of governorships. Undoubtedly, conservative values “trumped” the ideology of liberal progressivism.

Of course the Democrats and their siblings are in shock. Suffering through a tremor of variant, graduated denials, generally befuddled by the astonishment of Trump’s achievement. This election was won before it began — or so every media source reported. How could the crude leader of the irredeemable despicable(s) solidly defeat their progressive heroine?

Answers start to formulate: Unmistakably the progressive pundits confidently exclaim white racism has prompted a xenophobic revival, black, brown, yellow colored Americans are in danger. Beware! Is the vague but focused warning… the bogeyman is unchained.

Of course such warnings are nonsensical, when deductive thought is put aside in favor of emotionally derived rantings, the result is finding someone or something to blame. After all, it is not possible that the American people rejected President Obama’s policies and his entourage of selected progressives. Gosh, that is not possible, the president’s personal ratings are upwards of 55%… that is if one believes the polls.  

The elected establishment, NBC specifically, and the media in general did their very best (though to no avail) to insure a Clinton victory. For the betterment of American democracy and the safeguard of the Republic, thanks to the American people they failed.

I am overjoyed…