The Most Important Question Asked in Sunday’s Debate!

By: Richard H. Frank

The entire media, mainstream and others, seemed to miss the candidate’s answer to the question that will have the most long-lasting impact on every American, our children and grandchildren. At least they are neglecting to talk about it and prefer to focus on the personal attacks and scandals that occupy the headlines.

The question was, “What sort of people would each candidate appoint to open positions on the Supreme Court?”

Hillery Clinton droned on in her usual fashion about how the Republican controlled Senate refused to give Obama’s latest nominee a hearing before embarking upon a diatribe of issues including how Trump would appoint Judges that would overturn “Roe vs Wade” and Gay marriage and how her selections would overturn the “Citizens United” decision on campaign finance. She was quick to add that the Second Amendment would be tampered with to make mandatory background checks the law of the land.

Her priority was to appoint Justices having the same view as she holds with regard to “social justice” issues. She implied that her nominations would represent the diversity in America and not necessarily be confined to Federal Judges. Could this be she is referring to people like Obama or Elizabeth Warren?

Never once in her answer did she mention upholding the “Bill of Rights” nor did she use the word “Constitution”.

Donald Trump, on the other hand stated that he had put forth a list of 20 candidates all of which held beliefs in the vein of the late Justice Antonin Scalia that would faithfully discharge their oath to uphold the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.

Hillery Clinton has publicly stated her intention to continue the policies of Barack Obama. His strategy and policies were revealed in a book entitled “Obama’s Blueprint for America” and specifically pointed to his intention to make appointments to the Supreme Court with Judges holding “secular progressive” leanings. He stated in his run for the Presidency in 2008 that the Constitution was a “basically flawed document.” Thank God that the court has seen differently and reversed many of his executive orders as being unconstitutional.

Without the checks and balances enumerated in our Constitution this nation will wake one day to find we have achieved the status of becoming a “Banana Republic” under the thumb of a corrupt and oppressive dictator. Only “WE the People” can stop this from happening by exercising our “Constitutional” right to vote and elect representatives that believe in our “Constitution” as written.

Hypocrites Among Us!

by Richard H. Frank

The media feeding frenzy with regard to sexist remarks made by Donald Trump over a decade ago is an example of “Clinton’s Campaign of Personal Destruction.” There is no doubt that Trump’s remarks were crass and disrespectful to women and to anyone hoping to respect a leader with high moral convictions. Unfortunately, human beings tend to reflect attitudes prevalent during various times in their life’s experience. I say this having grown up and worked in circumstances not unlike that of Donald Trump.

Dr. Donald Massy’s book “What You Are is Where You Were When” sheds some insight as to how our beliefs and morals are established and ingrained in our thinking. This is not to say that we are racists or sexists or antisemites and cannot evolve and alter the effect of the environment which we grew up and matured within.

Now in the heat of the tightly contested election of 2016 with less than 30 days before we cast our votes, pundits ascend to the moral high ground to cast aspersions on the character of Donald J. Trump. Men like Geraldo Rivera, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan seek to set themselves morally above Mr. Trump expressing their outrage to evangelicals and female voters in particular. I challenge men like these to examine their own past and swear that they have never uttered anything akin to the words used by Donald Trump.

The left-leaning media and these men and their ilk will never accept Trump’s apology not because it is insincere but for a whole list of political and personal motivations. These individuals hold themselves up as devout Christians and condemn Trump as being without remorse or redemption. I would remind them of two lessons from the scriptures that they must be familiar with:

“Let he that is without sin cast the first stone,” and

“Judge not lest ye be judged.”

If you can search your soul and are convinced that the statements made by Trump in 2005 while entrenched in his business dealings disqualify him to be our President to take care of our big economic, terror and immigration issues, then you are either naive or a hypocrite. Those that oppose Trump will say that “words matter.” I contend that although words are important, “actions matter” even more. Think about that as you evaluate Hillary Clinton and her past as the alternative and prepare to cast your ballot on November 8, 2016.

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie!

by Richard H. Frank

Fourteen months have passed since the New York Times broke the story exposing the existence of Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private server to conduct official State Department business. Since then the FBI and Justice Department have played a coy game attempting to describe this obvious breach of the law by Hillary Clinton as a “lapse in judgment” or in Hillary’s words “a mistake” wherein “she never received or sent any classified emails.” That firm assertion by the former Secretary of State has morphed into “…any emails marked ‘classified'” although over 2,000 emails were received or sent that were obvious and deemed to be classified or above by the FBI and Statement Department investigators.

The Director of the FBI James Comey and Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch both seem to be singing from the same musical score when questioned about the status of their investigations and the potential of indicting Clinton for her actions while serving as “Secretary of State.”

In April, 2016 Barack Obama enters the debate during an interview on Fox News with Chris Wallace stating that he believed Hillary did nothing that impacted our National Security negatively and in essence sent a message to the Justice Department that an indictment would in his estimation be inappropriate. He may as well have stated “If indicted and convicted he would sign an Executive Pardon prior to his exiting office.” Should there be any possibility of impaneling a Grand Jury to hear the case for indictment, that action would have certainly have taken place before the month of May. Under no circumstances will Obama allow the Democratic candidate to proceed to the General Election under threat of indictment.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the FBI and the Justice Department as their officials struggle to manipulate the language contained in existing law to justify not indicting Hillary. Once again, as with Bill Clinton, it will eventually come down to the definition of what “is” is.

“We the People” are about to witness the demise of a nation governed under the law to a nation governed by the will of the political establishment. Once that happens we may as well change our national anthem from “The Star Spangled Banner” to “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie.” And God Have mercy on us all!

Obamacare – The Definition of Insanity!

by Richard H. Frank

Barack Obama’s television address from the Rose Garden extolling the massive benefits of the “Affordable Care Act” was reminiscent of a carnival Barker selling the latest version of the Vegamatic. The Salesman-in-Chief was careful to avoid calling his signature legislative accomplishment “Obamacare” even though in previous speeches he wore the name as a badge of honor.

The focus of his remarks centered around the more popular aspects of the law and were orchestrated to avoid the reality of how and by whom these benefits would be paid for. There was a definite tone of panic in his voice as he attempted to “perfume this pig” of a law.

If the American people were ever skeptical about the Government’s ability to implement and administer 18% of our economy, the rollout over the past three weeks should convince them of the disaster yet to come.

Forty-eight years working in the free enterprise corporate world taught me to recognize that there is no such thing as a free lunch. When the President states, without reservation, that young people may stay on their parent’s plan until 26, that pre-existing conditions will be covered, that contraceptive services will be provided free and that millions will become edible to receive state-sponsored Medicaid, he fails to state at what cost and who picks up the tab for these freebies.

The biggest lie he told was that prices have come down and that 6 in 10 people will be able to purchase insurance for under $100/month. This statement conveniently omits any mention of increased deductibles and co-pays associated with those plans.

His “tech surge” is an even bigger joke considering he has spent hundreds of millions over the past three years to meet this October 1 rollout of the website exceeding the original cost by over 300%. The CEO and IT Managers of any corporation would be fired if their performance mirrored that in managing a new product introduction.

But not to worry; Obama promised today that the 19.5 million visitors to the website unable to complete a registration will be contacted individually with information on how they may proceed, nor does he acknowledge that millions of “visitors” to a site are just that – visitors.

President Obama made no mention of a delay in the individual mandate or fines for failing to register – only a laundry list of how and where you may go out of your way to apply.

I was stunned when he said that “prices will not change” when it has been documented that the program used to generate premiums was flawed and posting inaccurate prices.

The next six months will tell the truth concerning the “Affordable Care Act” as Americans working for large corporations see their company-sponsored plans cancelled, work schedules altered to under 30 hours to avoid having to provide insurance and premiums continuing to skyrocket due to the law.

Obamacare, much like a company in a death spiral failing to recognize and change what they are doing, is destined for collapse. Continuing to do the wrong thing and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. Only the Federal Government and the ideologues like Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi seem unable or unwilling to recognize the futile reality of the “Affordable Care Act” which if left to their devices will collapse under its own weight.

Republication Party Will Implode from Within

by Jayne D. Frank

A telephone conversation I received yesterday bothered me so much overnight that I had to bring this to light. Last year before the election, I worked for our State Victory Center going door to door for the Party. I was told not to go “off-script,” so week to week I would go up to doors of Republicans and Independents asking irrelevant, juvenile questions to prospective voters, only to “lose” them about one question in. My past experience giving speeches to hundreds of people at a time for my corporation prepared me for this canvassing as I knew how to get people’s attention and keep them interested in the subject matter presented. This was not going to be the case, and was not, during all the weeks that I met with these voters in my area. Frankly, the “script” was empty, had nothing to say and failed to convey the message of conservatism.

I also worked the polls with the new “secret, high-tech” computer program that the Republican Party had created to try to focus in on likely voters during the day. What a disastrous flop! Within one hour of getting to the polls I was completely unable to let headquarters know who had voted because the system went down. By 2 pm that afternoon, I was frustrated and angry and went home. Furthermore, it was blatantly obvious from what I saw at the polls, that the Democrat campaign had done it right and would seize the election at the end of the day.

So almost a year later now, I get a call saying that I was so useful last year that our Victory Center once again wants to use me to volunteer but for a different purpose. After agreeing with me on the disasters of 2012, I was told I was being asked to go door to door again in my community, introducing myself and the Republican platform. Such a simple question I asked: “What is the Republican Platform – Do You Know.” After squirming and hesitating for a while, I was told I would have a list of “things to talk about” and that if I didn’t agree with any of them, I could leave them out. So if I don’t agree with what the Republican platform, why should I waste my time trying to sell people on it? Such fundamental basic conservative principles to follow but yet their latest strategy will predict a 2014 Republican mid-term election failure.

The problem with the Republican Party in 2012 was that it did not adhere to its core conservative principles of family values, protection of marriage, pro-life stances, support of the free enterprise system and fiscal management of our Government. The problem with the Republican Party pre-2014 is that it has no backbone. It is being stared in the face by pending unconstitutional legislation which will give amnesty to millions of job-sucking illegal immigrants in this country; they are not defending marriage between a man and a woman; and they are standing by while millions of late-term abortions are being performed in our Country every year. They also refuse to heed the pleas of 70% of Americans to stop Obamacare by de-funding it. Why? They want to win in 2014. What it will cost our Country by this lack of backbone will be irreversible.

As a life-long Republican, I have never been so sorely disappointed in my Party’s intelligence or ability to stand up for what we conservatives believe in as I am now. God Help us in 2014 and in 2016 unless they get their act together.

The Seeds of Obama’s Police State!

by Richard H. Frank

Four and one-half years following Barack Obama’s election to the Office of President of the United States, America can bear witness to what he meant by his quest to “fundamentally transform America.”  The actions by the Obama Administration during his first term and continuing into his second provide the evidence of his effort to transform this nation from a Representative Republic to a government resembling a police state.

His first initiative “The Affordable Care Act” was the test case to determine how and if the Representatives in Congress could be coerced into passing this massive Government takeover of one-sixth of the nation’s economy and impose mandatory health insurance on every American.  The law, now referred to as “Obamacare” was opposed by the majority of Americans and remains the case today.

Every promise made by Obama regarding the massive 3000-page document has been shown to be untrue.  Yet, following the proclamation by Nancy Pelosi that “we have to pass the Bill in order to find out what’s in it” the law was passed against the will of the people.

Having achieved this fraud upon America, Obama and his administration were emboldened to continue to perpetrate more shady activities to forward their agenda.  Next came the disclosure that “Fast and Furious” or the sale of illegal weapons to the Mexican drug cartels had blown up and resulted in the murder of one of our Border Patrol Agents at the hands of the cartel using one of the weapons provided under the program.

It soon became apparent that the Obama administrations mechanism to impose strict gun control legislation upon the nation was to use “Fast and Furious” as their justification.  Congress, however, demanded that the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder provide all the documentation they had regarding “Fast and Furious”during their oversight hearings.  Holder refused and as a result was held in Contempt of Congress. To date he has not supplied the documents to Congress under the claim of Executive Privilege.

When the various states attempted to assert their Constitutional rights under the 10th Amendment, enacting laws on immigration, Holder and his Justice Department brought suit against these states for their opposition to the heavy-handed tactics employed by the Justice Department.

Eric Holder violated his  Oath of Office by refusing to defend existing legislation in the Defense of Marriage Act.  Politically such a defense would be viewed as toxic to Obama’s re-election in 2012.

The same is true of the Department of Homeland Security that under executive fiat refuses to enforce existing immigration law.  Most troubling is that HLS continues to buy up massive stock piles of ammunition with no explanation as to the purpose of these purchases.  America demands to know why.

Then on September 11, 2011 the terrorist attack upon the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya resulted in the death of 4 Americans.  The administration entered into a massive coverup rewriting the events leading up to the attack to bolster Obama’s campaign assertion that terrorism was defeated and no longer a threat with Al-Qaeda on the run. This administration has lied to America for over 8 months.  Obama and Hillary Clinton were MIA as the attack and the resulting crises unfolded.  Obama’s re-election  and fund raising was more important than protecting our State Department and other personnel in harm’s way.

When Hillary Clinton stated while testifying to Congress “What difference does it make at this point?” The difference is the priority placed on the life of Ambassador Stevens and his personnel as compared to Obama’s political narrative and agenda for re-election.

There now appears to be a concerted effort on the part of the administration to silence those that were on the ground during the attack and keep the survivors’ identities from Congress and the press.  It is time for more whistleblowers to come forward and tell the true story of what happened leading up to the attack on Benghazi.

Today we are faced with a President that claims he knew nothing about the IRS targeting conservative groups that opposed him, or his policies, between 2010 and the election in 2012.  Likewise he stated he knew nothing about the FBI and Justice Department investigation of Associated Press and Fox News reporters on the basis of disclosing classified information that endangered the national security.

The government was in direct violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution for conducting investigations of individuals’ phone records and emails under subpoena without notification of the individuals being investigated.

If the Nation’s security was in fact at risk how could it be that the President of the United States and the Attorney General would not be aware of the situation?

They are either total incompetents or liars attempting to minimize their involvement in using Police State tactics against individual citizens of the United States that oppose the administration’s actions and ideology. The message is clear. Oppose Obama and face the full retribution of the government and its various agencies. Support the opposition party and you will be punished as an enemy of the administration. This is not the America I have known where freedom of speech and association becomes the imputes for criminal investigation.

Congress must meet their oath to protect and defend the Constitution regardless of political affiliation and bring those responsible for these abuses of power to account for their involvement and be punished appropriately.

Each citizen needs to “stay the course” and re-establish our Representative Republic under the rule of law and not the tyranny stemming from Executive Fiat!