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The “Basket of Deplorables” election revolution

The so-called Basket of Deplorables and the millions of forgotten people, who were either left behind or unemployed during the “economic recovery,” led Tuesday’s election day revolution. The deplorables voted for Donald Trump for president because: Trump led the revolution against the Establishment Republican and Democratic parties, who continued to maintain the status quo with respect to globalization, regardless of the unlevel playing field in trade, jobs and lack of international respect for America, which was in sharp...

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Obama shuts down Washington D.C. WWII Memorial – members of Congress enable vets to see their Memorial despite the barricades!

President Obama and Harry Reid planned to show the infidels in Congress and other Americans, who had the audacity to question him and Democratic leaders in the Senate on Obamacare, by including on their political list of government sites to inflict the most widespread effects of the government shutdown, the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The two didn’t count on a group of the bravest Americans, World War II veterans, who were scheduled to visit their memorial today, and only today, and who would not be...

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World internet needed, according to Facebook’s CEO – a right for all?

Many of today’s generation believe everything is an entitlement or a right! According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, everyone deserves to be connected to the internet as reported in the Associated Press article in the Rockford Register Star. He says since the Web is an essential part of life everyone deserves to be connected, whether they live in Norway, Nicaragua or Namibia. Excerpt: Of course, connecting more people to the Internet is the kind of philanthropy that would create more potential Facebook users, which would also help...

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Our Noble Vision – An opportunity for all – Reagan’s 1984 speech

I think these quotes from Ronald Reagan’s 1984 speech (what an apropos year for this topic) sums up my thoughts about the difference between greater freedom in America and bigger government, as envisioned by those who would forego freedom and opportunity, for a taxpayer funded safety net. Excerpt: The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between...

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Senate Democrats block resolution honoring Lady Margaret Thatcher

The left continually remark about the lack of compassion from those on the right, but Senate Democrats blocking a resolution to honor Margaret Thatcher, who tackled communism and rank socialism in Britain, bringing it back from the brink of bankruptcy, are petty and fearful of the depth of their union support. Excerpt: One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician...

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Minimum or living wage myths shouldn’t hold you back

The current wage debate goes something like this. People aren’t making a living wage or the minimum wage needs to be raised because no one can live on that amount of money, painting a picture that most of those who make minimum wage are single parent families, not teenagers on their first job gaining working experience. Very few Americans are actually working for the federal minimum wage—it’s just 2.9 percent of all workers in the United States. In other words, 97 percent of American workers make more than minimum wage. Excerpt: The...

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