I KNOW NOTHING, NOTHING!

Whenever I turn on the broadcast news, it is not long before I realize I am wasting my time.  What is the latest drivel or “fake news” filling up air time? Donald Trump and the Russians stole the election.  What’s the evidence? Since when do gossipers require evidence?

So is the drivel/fake news/gossip important? Yes. The Bible has much to say about the power of our words. Here is an example.

Proverbs 18:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

What does that mean? Here is a translation that puts it more plainly.

Proverbs 18:21 Good News Translation (GNT)

21 What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words.

The news media is partisan, and their talking heads are glib; they can also be most intimidating.  Therefore, so long as major Democratic Party politicians are willing to say the most outrageous things, the news media will happily report their accusations — as presented. They will also quite happily assume the guilt of any Republican politician who does not go along to get along.  All that seems to matter is the seriousness of the charge. The glib can talk all around the absence of evidence.

Meanwhile, because we have allowed glib gossipers to distract us, we risk neglecting real problems.  Instead of protecting ourselves from the far more likely mechanizations of our fellow citizens, we now worry endlessly about how the Russians supposedly tampered with our election system.

Not too long ago I posted EVIDENCE OF VOTER FRAUD. One commenter, a bright fellow who calls himself marmoewp, focused on the poor quality of a few statistical studies I cited.  Since the author of those studies did not have much confidence that those studies proved voter fraud, I did not waste much time defending them. Instead, I pointed to the obvious. Nobody is looking for fraud. So those pathetic studies are the best evidence we have.

If policemen made a point of looking the other way, how often do you think the police would arrest anyone? Think about it. The police would still arrest people, just not the powerful. Such policemen would arrest the victims of crime for complaining about the lack of law enforcement.

So what is the real threat? What does the evidence indicate? What question should we be asking?

Will the Democratic Party do anything for votes?

In this nation, we run our election system at the state and local level.  So let’s look here in Virginia. Before the last election, our governor, Terry McAuliffe did everything he could to put hundreds of thousands of felons back on the voter rolls (see Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe’s order on felon voting rights). He did not care whether what he was doing was unconstitutional or violated the spirit of the law.  Therefore, when the court got in his way, McAuliffe got out his autopen (Virginia’s McAuliffe to announce restoration of voting rights to 13,000 felons).

Apparently, whereas Barack Obama only has a pen and a phone, McAuliffe has an autopen and an iphone.

McAuliffe is a busy man. What is McAuliffe’s latest affront to justice? He is engaged in various coverups. Here are a few.

Stop and think about how silly we have gotten.  When we register to vote, look at how we handle the question of US citizenship.

In most places in the U.S., the question is handled solely on the honor system. When people register to vote, they check a box attesting that they are U.S. citizens. Election administrators verify identity by looking at driver’s license or Social Security numbers, for example, but under federal guidelines, they may not ask for proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate or passport. (from here)

When illegal aliens have to violate our laws to get into our country, what makes us think an honor system will keep them from voting?

Let’s expand upon that first little video. Let’s consider the problem Sargent Schultz had to deal with. The longer he avoided reporting the shenanigans of Hogan’s Heroes, the more difficult it became for him to break his silence. Was Schultz on the the right side to start with? No, but it was not any special virtue that kept him from reporting on Hogan. His laziness, his greed, and finally his cowardice silenced him. What appeared to be funny was not so funny after all.

PRESIDENTIAL PROS AND CONS: OBAMACARE

Note that President Obama starts his speech about 22 minutes into this video.

Do you still believe this guy? According to him, Obamacare is a great success and affordable. He doesn’t have a good record of telling the truth, unfortunately. Yet one of the candidates supports what Obama has done (She belongs in jail for lying, among other things.) and the other candidate doesn’t.

Hillary Clinton

According to Hillary Clinton, health care is a basic human right (from here).

That sounds great. Hence, we have a weeping, but gullible lady. What she does not see is a devil in the details. Someone has to pay for this right. When we force other people to pay for our “rights”, we have to enslave those people. That’s why there is nothing in the Constitution that says we have a basic human right to exploit other people to satisfy our own ends.

Think about it. Where do basic human rights stop? Food? Clothing? Shelter? Education? Job? A car? An Obamaphone? A fabulous vacation? Nevertheless, H. Clinton wants to build upon Obamacare.

As your president, I want to build on the progress we’ve made. I’ll do more to bring down health care costs for families, ease burdens on small businesses, and make sure consumers have the choices they deserve. And frankly, it is finally time for us to deal with the skyrocketing out-of-pocket health costs, and particularly runaway prescription drug prices. (continued here)

Donald Trump

With respect to the notion that health care is a basic human right, Donald Trump is not a Conservative. Nevertheless, he recognizes that Obamacare is a disaster.

DONALD TRUMP’S VISION

To view Mr. Trump’s position, visit https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform

  • Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
  • Work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.
  • Work with states to establish high-risk pools to ensure access to coverage for individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage.
  • Allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, in all 50 states, creating a dynamic market.
  • Maximize flexibility for states via block grants so that local leaders can design innovative Medicaid programs that will better serve their low-income citizens.

(continued here)

Analysis

Some Republicans in Virginia have fought Obamacare with surprising determination.

Unfortunately, some judges on Supreme Court contrived an excuse to find Obamacare constitutional. Therefore they allowed the expected time to happen. Obamacare is collapsing.

So what does H. Clinton propose? It is the usual Liberal Democrat solution. So that  they can fix the mess they made, she wants us to give incompetent and power mad leaders more power (see her factsheet).

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ELECTED CROOKED POLITICIANS?

voteLast Friday, Delegate Rob Bell put out an email describing Virginia’s Attorney General’s , Mark Herring, attempts to thwart Virginia’s attempt to enforce voter ID.

What is voter ID? How we vote is a secret. How many times we vote is not a secret. Each of us only gets to vote once, and we have to be legally registered to vote where we want to vote. Voter ID is how we make one citizen, one vote, happen.

You are not a citizen of Virginia? You don’t reside in the precinct where you want to vote? Then you are not suppose to vote, and voter ID just prevents unscrupulous people from doing what they are not suppose to do.

If we don’t want folks from out of state, illegal immigrants, and felons voting in our elections, we have to accurately identify the people who have the right to vote. If we don’t want people voting more than once, we have to accurately identify the people who have already voted. That requires a good system of voter ID.


Dear Friend:

On Tuesday, Attorney General Herring expanded the Democratic Party’s war against Virginia’s new photo ID law.  Asked for his legal advice, Herring argued that the law could be unconstitutional unless registrars accepted expired drivers’ licenses.

This is nonsense.

In the spring of 2013, the General Assembly passed a series of bills to address voter fraud.  In addition to Mark Obenshain’s photo ID bill, we passed my House Bill 1764 to help prevent people from voting in more than one state, and several others.

Since the laws passed, there have been numerous media reports on the extent of this problem.  See the New York Times article here, and these others about voter fraud in Texas, New York, and Nevada.  Closer to home, Virginia made international news when Congressman Jim Moran’s son was caught on video explaining how to falsify utility bills to fool registrars, and Fox News reported that a recent private study identified over 40,000 voters registered in both Maryland and Virginia.

In 2013, Mark Herring opposed new these laws, saying they were unneeded and that Republicans were just trying to “confuse” the voters.  This avalanche of new evidence demonstrates that he was – and is – wrong.  Please contact him here and demand that he ensure the integrity of Virginia’s voting system.

Sincerely,
Rob Bell
Delegate, 58th District

Why does our Attorney General and the Democratic Party oppose voter ID? Obviously, they expect people who should not be voting to vote for them. If that how they expect to win elections, then they are crooked politicians. Such politicians cannot be trusted, not even by the dishonest people who vote for them.

You want to run the crooked politicians out of office? Then give your support to the politicians who think they can win with an honest vote.

WARRING AGAINST SIN OR STRIVING FOR CHRISTIANITY? — PART 3

elephantgop.pngIn Part 2 of this series, we considered the consequences of not fearing God. Until we learn to fear God, we risk living in a bit of Hell. In this post, we will consider our electoral choices.

To Fear God

As if we could be gods, we too often find ourselves seeking to shape the world to suit our own desires. When Adolf Hitler‘s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany attempted to help Hitler bend the world to his will, here is how he explained to himself.

What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel. —Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) (Diary entry for October 16, 1928; from here)

How did Goebbels “new” religion work out? He discovered the same fate that all who put their trust in a man have found.

Psalm 146:3-4 Good News Translation (GNT)

Don’t put your trust in human leaders;
no human being can save you.
When they die, they return to the dust;
on that day all their plans come to an end.

After Hitler killed himself, “Goebbels along with his wife Magda killed their six young children, and then committed suicide” (from here). Fortunately, there is an alternative.

Psalm 118:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV)

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me free.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

Instead of seeking leaders who insist upon transforming us to their liking, we need leaders with more modest ambitions. We need leaders who respect our right to make our own choices. Instead of ambitious men who can only pose as being powerful, we need to rely upon the reality of an Almighty God.

Which Candidates Have Modest Objectives In This Election?

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, we will have a choice. Here are the candidates I will vote for.

Why these candidates?

  • Are Democrats evil Nazis? No. Democrats are not Nazis, but they are Socialists. Moreover, this generation of Democrats lies without shame, and they unconstitutionally grab for power. When we know our constitutional republic will work just fine if we allow it to do so, why would we even want to start a journey down a road that can only lead to tyranny?
  • The gentlemen I support are Republicans, but they are not part of The Establishment (see WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CHALLENGE THE ESTABLISHMENT — PART 1). Because each strongly defends our Constitution, those benefiting from the status quo (Big Government spending and regulation) consider them a threat. If you are a greedy beneficiary of Big Government, the last thing you want is a restoral of constitutional government. However, the average citizen would do far better with lower taxes and less government regulation.

The Distinguishing Issues?

What are the main issues in this election? The depends upon whether or not you are a low information voter.  Consider the ad on the right. To the Democrats, the main issues are: abortion, the environment, and “gay rights.” anti Cuccinelli adSupposedly, with respect to these issues, Cuccinelli and his fellow Republicans are monsters, but that’s nonsense.

Anti-Choice?

Since we addressed this issue in HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HOW PATHETIC WE HAVE BECOME?, I see little reason for going over it again. If you need further reassurance, check out Women Sick of Stupid Lies.

Anti-Environment?

We have an ongoing debate in this nation. Is Global Warming real? What proof exists that it is? We have repeated assertions that Global Warming is real, but we have no proof. That’s propaganda (see BEFORE YOU VOTE, INVESTIGATE), not proof. Meanwhile, In tight Virginia governor’s race, McAuliffe backs Obama’s new coal regs. What does that mean for us?

The regulations would limit the amount of carbon that new gas- and coal-firing electric power plants can put into the air, which would make opening one almost financially impossible.

Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli swiftly characterized his opponent’s position as a show of support for the Obama administration’s so-called “war on coal.”

“The war on coal in Virginia is a war on our poor,” he said Saturday night at a fundraiser he and Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz attended for the nonprofit Family Foundation, the state’s best-known lobby for socially conservative legislation. (from here)

Cuccinelli states his position in Cuccinelli Statement On McAuliffe-Obama War On Coal.

Anti-LGBT?

Here is what Cuccinelli has on his facebook site.

I have always been a supporter of Virginia’s Marriage Amendment. You will never have to guess where I stand on defending it. (from here)

Is that position anti-LGBT or pro-children? Is marriage about protecting the right of each child to a mother and a father, or is marriage about approving a relationship between two sex-crazed adults who can’t figure out which end is which? Does government exist to protect the rights of the innocent, or does government exist to force people to sanction an unhealthy “lifestyle” choice?

If two people of the same sex want to have sex, that is their business. They have NO RIGHT to force their stubborn stupidity on everyone else.

Have You Heard About Obamacare?

What do we have in Washington D.C. right now? Don’t we have a bunch of undisciplined leaders who cannot resist the urge to spend other people’s money? Look at Obamacare. The Obama administration cannot even get a website to work, but they insist upon running (ruining really) everyone’s healthcare? Why would we want them to do that?

Cuccinelli fought Obamacare Day 1.

Indeed, Mr. Cuccinelli was the first attorney general in the country to sue over the law after it was passed in March 2010, and has gone all in recently on highlighting the botched roll-out and issues with healthcare.gov as a key difference between he and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

“This is a referendum on Obamacare, and to help us clarify that point, the president is coming tomorrow,” he told a crowd outside of a GOP office in Prince William, drawing scattered boos. (from here)

On the other hand, McAuliffe is gung-ho for Big Government.

Under the new law, the federal government would pick up 100 percent of the cost of expanding health care for poor people and the disabled until 2016. Then Virginia would be required to pay for 10 percent of the program. But what happens after that? Cuccinelli says he doesn’t want to find out.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe says it would be irresponsible not to take advantage of the money, which will be taken from Virginia taxpayers whether the commonwealth participates or not.

“We are going to bring back to Virginia over the course of the next seven years, $21 billion of our money that we are paying in,” he says. (from here)

Why doesn’t Cuccinelli want to find out? Consider what we are already spending.  Cantor says states are spending more on Medicaid than on public schools.

What About School Choice?

Cuccinelli’s Education Plan includes strong provisions for school choice in section 9.

Enact Parent Empowerment And Choice Act Legislation For Parents In Failing Schools

This legislation provides a bottom-up solution instead of a top-down fix to authorize a majority of parents of students attending a public elementary or secondary school that has been determined by the Virginia Board of Education to be a failing school to petition to have one of four reform options:

  • Closure: Allow students to attend better performing public schools.
  • Restart: Convert to a charter school.
  • Reform: Replace leadership at the school and provide flexibility for reforms or change.
  • School Choice: provide opportunity scholarships to allow parents to enroll students in the public schools of their choice, or tax credits to enroll in the private schools of their choice.

In addition, in section 12 of his Education Plan Cuccinelli advocates constitutional amendments that would allow school choice to take off in Virginia. Can you imagine Democrats supporting school choice? In an era when the government threatens to stifle freedom in our country, we must elect people willing to push back or suffer the loss of our freedom. Please vote for advocates for limited, constitutional government.

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