Tax, Spend, and Defraud

Governing in the United States denotes a particular instinctual given a historical symbiosis. There is a proportional within the act of taxation and the power of government — the more egregious the tax and ambiguous the respective laws, the more coercive the governing authority. There is a sensitive proportionate between a free market economy, regulatory rules, the cost of litigation, and the degree of one’s liberty.

The ability of government to lawfully tax an individual’s income (by any amount) at the whim or discretion of any Congressional administration jeopardizes the meaningfulness of liberty.  On the other side of the same issue of taxation is the politically exploitative, seedy, dishonest distribution of tax revenue. Government, all governments, including America’s, are susceptible to mendacious and deceitful behavior, in the interest of the Republic, one must never consider otherwise.

In the present, Congress operates within the complexities of a process-orientated bureaucracy. One that functions on the self-perpetuating inertia of the legislative branch; these bureaucracies demand a significant amount of operating independence, as well as, enforcement discretion. It is this bureaucratic progression that delegate delineates, defers, infers, enforce, negate, and often ignore prudence in favor of the typical modus operandi.

An overly regulated economy is wonk encumbered, differentiated by multi-source uber-bosses, excessive counter-affirmed requirements, and enough paperwork to harvest a forest. The result of such is the creation of an administrative system that is difficult if not improbable to remission or disband.

Human beings manage. As a consequence, trust is forbidden and askance the necessary safeguard of liberty. The most significant internal threat to the republic is statutorily compliant corruption perpetrated in the main by officers of the court, licensed intermediates, the elected, the appointed, and the Machiavellian(s).

One must keep one’s eye on the bouncing factoids.

The Differing

The proposals disseminated by the Democratic Party’s Left-Wing is perplexing at best and wholly nonsensical at worse. To comprehend the meaningfulness of the Democrat’s presidential hopefuls their why’s and how’s, plus striving to align the proposed nuts, bolts, pieces, and parts with any sense of clarity is a cognitive struggle. Which, of course, could very well be the reason I’m NOT A Left Winger.

Deciphering their proposed policies without the equivalency of a Rosetta Stone is for the conservative mindset a daunting endeavor. The transition from thesis to implementation without considering the challenge of Congressional approval could render Gordian’s Knot a simple untying exercise. Utilizing the blessed properties of good sense, prudence, logical deduction, and the powers of observation I do wonder how the politically inclined “Left” can justifiably arrive at their determinations? Possibly, those that reason other than as a conservative has an instinctual that automates wishing it to be so over the substantive.

Or, as with a leaf severed from a stem, the distance from plucked to landing rests with more than the velocity and set of the wind, but is also, at the discretion of indeterminable probabilities, somewhere during the journey of life’s beginning to end, one develops, by necessity, influence, or the mystical properties of circumstance and serendipity a particular socioeconomic inclination that harmonizes into a political belief.

There are scattered mostly set-aside differences between the liberal progressive and conservative basis of thoughtful understandings. However, in the main, the ideological contretemps initiates with the divergent interpretation of this republic’s constitution. The conservative highlights less government authority while the progressive encourages more. The progressive has an expansive idea of America’s obligation to serve the populous of the world; wherein, the conservative’s interest narrows to protecting America and its people as a first cause obligatory.

From observation, (bent by my bias), I have concluded that believers of the political left once persuaded, mostly but not always, discount evidence to the contrary as counter-intuitive. Facts, for progressives, are a secondary consideration to “the enlightenment of their truth.” For the progressives, the quest to establish, a Scandinavian or European model of governing in America is an objective that requires perseverance of beguiling deception, as well as, the tactics of Niccolo Machiavelli’s, ”the end justifies the means.”

Respective of my conservative beliefs, I appreciate differing opinions, belief systems, and the variant interpretations of persuasive understandings. As a traditional thinker, as long as, the counter-argument is empirical, I remain open-handed to the acceptance of the contrary of my thinking. The viability of my conservative philosophy depends on the persistence of Progressive Leftist and their socialist brethren to propagate their message. Contrast is integral to the development of one’s decision.

The Shenanigans of the Democratic Left

Historical evidence verifies that political campaigns as nasty, viciously malicious, scurrilously snappish as today’s has precedence. However, never has there been 24/7 at-will access to just about anyone (so inclined) to propagate instantaneously any and every item of opinion, rumor, or falsities. As a consequence, those on the political left have effectually ( with the aid and assistance of a compliant media) disseminated under the pretense of righteousness, what are duplicity, insulting insincerity, and defamatory lies.

Before the Democratic party’s debate, it was my understanding that the purpose of persuasion was to form a consensus. I was wrong.

The purpose of this field of Democratic hopefuls is to offer a contrarian perspective solely for the sake of creating and sustaining a chaotic rebellion. Their theme: “I’m against Trump.”

The imperators of ancient Rome distracted their constituents with games, bread, and beer. Democratic office-seekers vying to win the primary vote are promising whatever.

Inclusive with their catch-all promising prompted by the anxious throes of winning at all cost Democrats have disregarded the principle of due process; flouted rational deduction, and overlooked the sensibility of reasonableness. They have suggested and implied (without evidence) that the President of The United States is a racist, a traitor, and a “white nationalist.”

Advised on television by a left-winger regarding the treatment of the conservative constituency and their leaders that supports President Trump “pitchforks and torches.” These words, actions, and forecasting have the ring of the French Revolution. Tax the hell out of the wealthy is the declaration of one of the Democratic candidates. The Hollywood contingent, not to be outdone by the outrageous, have suggested: I have thought about burning down the White House. Another famous actor threatened, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

President Trump’s administration has made the unforgivable mistake of success. The economy is purring along, as the president might say it, “beautifully.” Unemployment is the lowest of all recorded time. This sense and fact of success, for the left, is unacceptable. One popular television host, wanting to oust the president from office, wished for a recession.

The madness of the Democrats demonstrates their view of the world’s issues and concerns as well as their intentional resolution of same. I thank them for their frankness.

The Threat From Within

The liberal progressives, contrarian lefties and passionately committed socialist are engaged in an (often antagonistically expressed) divergence of predispositions. The contesting biases (are) almost always grounded on some variance of ideological conviction. These differing(s) of thought are intensely contested from within and without. However, irrespective of differences from within the collective hatred of Donald Trump in unison triumphs.

As to foreign policy: The progressives, lefties, and socialist, prophesize that lucid reasonableness will induce this nation’s enemies to compete in the marketplace of ideas and commerce instead of opting to a confrontation settled on the battlefield. The basis of such a belief is: That “smart diplomacy” applied with patience, faith, and the gentle persuasion of goodwill is the viable inducement to cogent behavior. Really!

As to the immigration crises at the southern border: The anti-Trump opposition blame the president for stopping the heretofore policy of sending hundreds of millions of dollars into these Central American countries. The United States until recently has for a decade-plus been sending these millions. Nonetheless, thousands upon thousands of Central Americans leave their nation for America. When one considers the 20 billions of U.S. dollars in remittances sent home by migrants into the Northern Triangle and compare such with the 560 Million of aid recently cut by President Trump, the U.S. cash assistance is a pittance. The thinking of Democratic (mostly) politicians that restoring cash assistance will (by some trickle-down good-will gesture) decrease the urge by the ordinary Central American to migrate North is ludicrous. Monies sent by the American taxpayer will never incentivize the have-not and have-little to remain.

America is once again under assault from within. Interestingly, the battle cry and standards are the same. The rich are too rich and the poor too poor — the solution: A decisive re-distribution of wealth and government-defined opportunity. Depose the existing systems of governing and worship the Greek Goddess Panacea. Wherein we (the people) will faithfully concoct the “elixir of/for living the good life.” The super-intellectuals and their cadre of appointed wonks, in the interest of the public good, will establish and enforce societal mandates. Egalitarianism defines what’s fair and just, as with liberty and freedom; individualism (is) replaced by collectivism. The government does all the thinking, and the people appreciate the benefits therein.

History has evidenced that our nation-state has experienced numerous examples of citizenry discontent, even violent rebellion. However, today’s issues and concerns, often falsely presented, are prompted and distributed with the stroke of a computer key. The press/media is decidedly a broadcasting platform of the Democratic Party. Disbelief has suppressed belief as to a go-to theme of immediate understanding. Self-reliance is old fashion. The ideals of yesteryear are in the present obvious indications of unwitting racism.

If the 2020 election does not elect Trump, reinstate a Republican-controlled House of Representatives, and add on to conservative Senators in the Senate America is highly probable to turn into socialist-progressive government.

Trump Will Fail

The current government of China will NEVER AGREE AND COMPLY. The basis of China’s governing system is authoritarianism; nothing less than a façade of totalitarianism, whose head of state, Xi Jimping, is dictator for life. The United States cannot beneficially trade with a counterparty that, as a matter of policy, manipulates its currency, steals, cheats lies, and deceives.

To postpone, as long as possible, inevitable confrontation, to eliminate the continuum of the U.S. capitalization of Chinese economic dominance, American enterprise must transfer existing Chinese domiciled business to other off-shore destinations or return to the purchasing of United States manufactured products.

Presently, American companies and consumers are financing Mao Zedong’s original “Great Leap Forward.” Ironically, greedy American enterprises addicted to the perception of something for a lot less as if suspended in a cloud of rainbows, lollipops, and wish-it-was-so, is dumbfoundedly funding the means of America’s demise.

The actual relationship between the U.S. and China is one of pretense and deception; a charade, a “death-defying” resolute of push and shove. China is amorally resolved, by means extralegal and unethical, to challenge the U.S. economic and military dominance. The contrarians of the United States as with the Senate of ancient Carthage will not unite in support of the president; (the president’s tariff policy) because the president is Donald Trump.

Except for Isreal, historically, the most powerful of America’s allies are native English speaking countries. Utilizing America’s economic and military strength as leverage, though the artful utility of diplomatic persuasion, America has heretofore led Europe to perceive, self-interest inspired, that following the administration’s guidon is their best policy.

Trump is not on the path to a successful outcome. Time will tell; however, the U.S. is out of time.

China, Mexico, Tariffs

China, Mexico Trade/Immigration Issue

The contesting between nation-states started with President Nixon’s 1972 accède into The People’s Republic of China. With ultimate superiority in every sector worth measuring, arrogant American hubris disabled the sensibility of farsighted analysis. Antithetical to all anticipatory possibilities; rejecting the most palpable of projection; the United States unwittingly (i.e., Mr. Magoo) marched into the dragon’s mouth.

As if cuddling an innocent on the first day of kindergarten U.S. leadership allowed China favorite nation status while ignoring a progressively disturbing behavior that did not fit the reassuring narrative of post-Nixon administrations. Harvard, Yale, Princeton graduates, the elite of America’s governing intelligentsia, the cognoscenti of America’s intellectual blue blood(s), they could not reckon or contrive that China would develop into a strategic threat to American interest. These are the same genesis that gave a thirty-year pass to North Korea while this gangster nation created and perfected deliverable nuclear weapons.

President Trump, will not tolerate, compromise, or concede America’s most powerful position in the world for the fanciful lure of globalism nor back away from confrontation no matter the source, variety, or need for unilateral action.

The United States is at risk of domination by China because of credulous, unwarranted hopefulness, the denying of the obvious, and the belief of a self-induced myth turned factoid: that a communist totalitarian government could evolve into a pluralistic society.

Americans, ignoring the strategic threat, are habituated, despite the detrimental consequences of dependence, with vital offshoring manufacturing housed in The People’s Republic of China.  Principally; the United States has willfully financed Mao Zedong’s “great leap forward” and aided in this Asian country’s global dominance.

From a military and mercantile perspective, China is a strategic nemesis to American sovereignty. Tariffs should result in altering the buying of Chinese goods to competitors, and prompt investment into the U.S. Made products. The United States should not allow a trade policy to develop into dependence on essential products; pay  the piper and buy ‘Made in America.’

Regarding Mexico:

Post-1910, Mexico requires its citizens to migrate to the USA because of Mexico’s perpetuation of governing incompetence and corrupt proclivities. The United States indirectly services Mexico’s governing incompetence by purchasing illicit drugs and therefore enriching the criminals that support Mexico’s corruption issues.

Immigration to the U.S. is a business that exports to Mexico multi-millions of cash. The hundreds of thousands of Central American migration has created an immigration crisis; resulting in an unsatisfactory expectation for the immigrates and a nightmare for the border control services.

Caught up in nonsense Congress is ineffectual; the House of Representatives hindered by its self-induced incompetence will not act.

Trump, striving to motivate Mexico to stop the flow of thousands by enforcing their immigration laws, therefore, aiding the USA’s migration issues; has decided to inflict tariffs on Mexican goods entering the U.S. It is a graduated tariff starting at 5% ceasing at 25%. Within this country, there is resistance to the president’s solution.

We Americans are paying billions across this nation to stem where possible and support those immigrants who are already here. Respectively, there is bitching that the imposed tariffs will cause the possibility of consumers spending more on Mexican products. What!

The Beat Goes On

Reelection, the requirement for status retention, is the elixir that prompts a politician’s intended; therefore, a politician’s motivation, respective of party affiliation, as with any governing body, requires a resilient measure of askance. Nonetheless, instead of skepticism viewers trust their individual ideological inclinations; the receptor of information inclines to accept the persuader or persuasion separate of empirical evidence to the contrary.

Television is the virtual reality show equivalent of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. The funding source of today’s televised Globe Theater, however, has nothing to do with a gate fee or ticket sales. And everything to do with the number of watching eyeballs. The 24/7 time frame coverage dictates a constancy of newsworthy events. The relentless competition encourages networks to free themselves from the hum-drum of traditional reporting to creating the news.

The attraction to the bright shining light of sensationalism has replaced the journalistic obligatory for truth-telling. Advertisers demand eyeballs the truth of the particular is an aside.

The story of the moment: Today’s televised melodrama produced and directed by Speaker Pelosi, with a highly vocal supporting cast such as Chairpersons Nadler, Neal, Cummings, and Waters has advantaged their media brethren indistinguishable political sympathies to advocate the Democratic Party’s political objectives.

Theatrically as if auditioning for a position as a CNN host or pundit, the Pelosi attention seeking supporting cast, scurrilously thrash President Trump, his family, and members of his administration. At the cost of thwarting or deferring the nation’s business, Democrats have scuttled the pretense of legislating in favor of investigations which include scripted rants, and purposeful histrionic theatrics. Antics and accusations aside, presidential office seekers passionately flutter the socialist-progressive ensign. They fly their ensign while striving to distinguish themselves from the two score or more competitors for the 2020 presidential election.

However, (from a conservative perspective) every offer of striving to differ is politically or economically more extreme and radical, then what might be labeled the elector’s ideological center.  I assume this movement to the political left of center is purposeful and establishes the talking points for the 2020 election.

The sharp dissimilarity of vision and political determinations in an election forces the voter to make a definitive choice and such is a requirement for 2020 presidential decision. Of course, if the Democrats fail, the investigations will continue.