The 24 -Hour News Cycle in America Contributes to Division and Hysteria.

By: Richard H. Frank

The competitive nature of the News Media in America today has created an atmosphere of mistrust and skepticism of almost everything being reported by journalists in their quest to be first. The hell with accuracy, verification of sources and the truth. Thus we now have the term “Fake News” attached to anything having to do with politics. The latest examples include reports of children being torn from the arms of their mothers as they seek asylum at our southern border. Where are the report about these alleged asylum seekers having uprooted their children and exposed them to the riggers and dangers of the journey from their country of origin to our border? Where are the stories of how these illegal aliens are schooled in the words to recite in order to be allowed to remain in the United States pending a judicial review of their claim for asylum? The big lie is that Zero Tolerance is to blame and that Trump is some sort of monster intent on punishing the innocent and not that the Obama policy of Catch and Release is paramount to open borders for anyone accompanied by a child.

Yet the Media is content to blame Trump instead of placing the responsibility on Congress to pass legislation to clean up the mess that they created in the first place. The truth is that reporting the truth does not increase ratings as does showing demonstrations across the country for the abolishment of ICE by ill-informed activists. For the Media further division of the citizenry and creating hysteria among activists and anarchists is just good for business.

Then there are the reports that North Korea is not living up to their promise to de-nuclearize as they promised in the June 12th summit with President Trump. It has been less than 30 days since the meeting took place and the Media is intent on diminishing any accomplishment that Trump may have achieved. Without any proof or evidence they are reporting how the North Koreans are increasing their facilities to further their nuclear research. Somehow they have forgotten that for the past 60+ years there has been virtually no dialogue between the North Koreans and the U.S. and that which did occur resulted in the American government bribing the North Korean regime, only to have them abandon their promises.

Somehow they forget to report that Donald Trump has given the North Korean regime nothing in return for their promise to de-nuclearize and has stated he will walk away and impose greater sanctions on them should they fail to live up to their commitment. But since all of the actions have not occurred in less than 30 days the Trump haters in the leftist media will seize upon anything to show Trump policy has failed.

And now there is the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy and the pending announcement for his replacement. The Democrats in Congress are in meltdown mode claiming that no replacement should be announced pending completion of the mid-term elections. Additionally they are claiming that any candidate currently on the list made public by Trump prior to his election in 2016 should be disqualified since they are all pro-life. Somehow they and the media are so invested in the Court decision on Roe vs Wade that they forget that Trump is looking for a Constitutionalist to fill the vacancy. An individual who represents someone Progressive Democrats will never vote to confirm. Abortion is a stain on this Nation and the Constitution. It is indeed “The Great American Holocaust” with thousands of unborn lives torn from the womb without any regard to their “right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Instead the liberals in Washington care more about the right to due process for illegal aliens’ invasion of our country. These persons are not refugees fleeing from civil unrest in their country of origin but are trying to subvert the law and avoid the process for legal immigration and citizenship in America.

Somehow the Media, both print and electronic, prefer to avoid telling the truth and instead continue to incite division and hysteria among the people in America.

Revenge of the Swamp People !

By: Richard H. Frank

Recently I have been asked why I blog so infrequently. My response was that I have become fed up with Washington D.C. and more specifically with Congress. Once the Establishment elites in both parties realized that Donald Trump was actually our President and that his agenda was something the people of our country were in favor of, they in collaboration with the liberal media and the Trump haters, decided the best way to derail his agenda would be to tie up the administration in a stream of never- ending investigations beginning with his campaign colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election.

Although after more than 16 months of intense scrutiny by four Congressional oversite committees, recusal of the Attorney General from participation in the inquiries, and appointment of a Special Counsel what have we learned? There is to this date some 16 months later and after the expense of untold million dollars no evidence that collusion existed between Trump’s campaign and Russia to affect the outcome of the election.

On the other hand we have evidence that the “Never Trumper’s” were busy during the campaign initiating the construction of a salacious document meant to tarnish the reputation of Trump and connect him to Russian interference with the upcoming election. The document was in fact sponsored and paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign under the guise of opposition research. This document later became the basis upon which a fisa warrant was obtained to wire tap the Trump Tower Campaign Headquarters.

The liberal media neglects to state the fact that this all occurred under the watch of the Obama FBI and Justice Departments prior to the November 16, 2016 election. So whose finger was on the scale of “Justice for All”?

Then there are the never-ending oversight congressional investigations which have uncovered numerous situations that warrant a criminal referral to the Justice Department but seem to be swept under the table by Democrats sitting on these various committees. It seems that lying under oath, disclosing classified materials and obstruction of justice are punishable only for the average lowly citizen like you and me. If you happen to be a member of congress, head of some government department such as the IRS, FBI or Justice Department you are blanketed by some unwritten law that makes you immune from prosecution and rewarded by receiving retirement benefits the rest of your life due to your “outstanding” record of corruption while in office.

Is it any wonder that men such as Representatives Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz have elected to leave Congress and return to some form of their profession where they may make a difference. The only hope I see for justice may rest with the Inspector General’s report on the highest levels of the Justice Department. However his authority is limited to those still serving and does not extend to individuals that have left the service or are in other government agencies. In the meantime all the swamp dwellers are running for cover and attempting to bury their tracks.

The Mueller investigation has descended into the usual witch hunt to prove those innocent of the original charges guilty of something or anything to justify the existence of a Special Counsel. It’s time for Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, to call an end to the investigation and fire Mueller. This is unlikely as long as there are those in both parties calling for a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and Justice Department officials who gave her magisty Hillary Clinton a pass for her crimes when holding the Office of Secretary of State.

Thanks to the “Revenge of the Swamp People” “We the People” can look forward to at least three more years of “searching for the guilty among the innocent”. Washington D.C. has become the worlds biggest cesspool of corruption and politicians seeking retribution against their enemies, all while claiming to be protectors of our Constitution. I don’t know where these people studied civics but they must have read a different book than I did. I guess there are just too many lawyers in Washington to understand how a businessman like Donald Trump operates. Most successful businessmen I have worked for in the past never minced words when confronting a problem. They were blunt in naming an objective and did not tolerate disloyalty from those around them. They were strong leaders and took responsibility for their actions. Too bad for the country that the Washington establishment fails to recognize a true leader when they see one.

Partisanship Has Become”The Politics of Personal Destruction!”

By: Richard H. Frank

The divide in Washington, D.C. between the opposing political parties and factions within them has become so toxic that compromise in Congress seems impossible. The political elites in both parties seem to have forgotten that they were elected by “We the People” to serve us and not their party leaders nor their ideology above all else. During their campaign for election or reelection they all proclaim that they are dedicated to improving the lives of every American and especially the middle class in this country. Yet every time legislation is introduced to do just that our representatives show their true colors and proceed to obstruct and block any progress from taking place in the name of protecting some economic minority from a perceived inequity that they may encounter. Truth be known, these spineless individuals be they in the House of Representatives or in the Senate are looking out for themselves and some special interest above their constituents. Immigration reform, tax reform and trade among nations are just political footballs that get kicked back and forth with no resolution intended on the part of Congress just to keep the electorate happy. In the end their excuse is to blame the other side of the aisle for not getting anything done.

In the midst of all this political posturing we see the ongoing investigations in the House and Senate to get to the bottom of Russian collusion in that 2016 election. There are so many committees conducting investigations I expect there is little time remaining to pursue solutions to America’s numerous problems by passing legislation to correct the mess our Government has created in immigration, the Tax Code and onerous entitlements for which our children and grandchildren have been saddled with.

Then there is the hatred for Donald J. Trump and the agenda for which he was elected. Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced articles of impeachment against the President. These imbeciles need to read the Constitution and what constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors “before making asses of themselves just because they cannot stand President Trump. It doesn’t matter that he has not done anything to justify their actions; it is that he just might do something in the future and thus must be deranged and removed from Office.

Thus far their attempts to slander him using the Democrat’s tactic of personal destruction have failed and the electorate has had it with those that pursue the “Politics of Personal Destruction”. Their method includes making accusations about their opponent which are baseless and proceeding to use the media to try to convict their target in the court of public opinion without regard to the presumption of innocence or a trial. The latest example of this is Judge Robert Moore seeking the Senate seat in Alabama being charged with sexual abuses that allegedly occurred over 40 years ago. Even Republicans have turned against the Judge and should he be elected they are threatening to refuse to seat him in the Senate. So much for our democratic institutions, the presumption of innocence and the power of the people in electing someone accused of a crime. Ever wonder why that logic didn’t apply to Bill Clinton who lied to the American people and was finally forced to admit his immoral actions only after his DNA proved him to be a liar.

Today allegations of sexual misconduct have been leveled against Senator Al Franken. Let’s see how long it will take for the Democratic spin doctors in the Senate to attribute his actions as comic relief with no harm intended. I guess if you are a Democrat even in the light of photographic proof of your actions all will be forgiven. Forgiven hell–he needs to resign today since his actions have been confirmed.

Then we have Crooked Hillary. Liar personified whether it be about Benghazi, her deleted emails or covering up for her sexual predator husband and trashing his numerous victims while being supported by a bias press.

Americans are sick and tired of career politicians, politics of personal destruction and a dishonest news media. Those who spend a lifetime sucking off the teat of government are prone to corruption and place themselves above the average American and view us as unworthy simpletons to be led by the elite ruling class in Washington and their bureaucrats across agencies never imagined by our Founding Fathers.The saying that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts completely” has never been as true as it is today. The Obama Administration’s investigation of Hillary Clinton is a classic example of government gone amuck. Countless political appointees in the FBI, the State Department and the Justice Department should be prosecuted not to mention the IRS for targeting conservative groups following the rise of the Tea Party movement. But don’t hold your breath because the political establishment and the deep state will never let the facts be known or be presented to a grand jury for indictment.

Unfortunately for us, Donald Trump can not drain the swamp called Washington D.C. by himself. It will take “We the People” rising up and insisting on a Constitutional amendment imposing term limits upon Congress to keep our representatives from succumbing to pressures from special interests and eventual institutionalized corruption that exists in Congress today. The balance of power must be restored and both Houses of Congress mandated to work together for the American people. During the first 12 months of the Trump Administration the House of Representatives has passed over 300 bills and forwarded them to the Senate. Fewer than 85 have been brought to the floor of the Senate for consideration or a vote. This is an example of how 535 individual representatives are screwing 350 million Americans by not doing their job. You and I would be fired if our work record was as pitiful as that of Congress. With only a few legislative days left in 2017 you can bet that we will not see tax reform become a reality in 2017.

But after all as Mitch McConnell said about the President, “That’s not how things happen around here.” I guess our expectations are just too high.

Revenge of the Swamp People!

By: Richard H. Frank

Seven months have passed since Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our 45th President. The Libertyssong Blog has remained silent with regard to the circus created by the media, Democrats in Congress, the RINOS in the Republican Party and, yes, the Trump administration including the President himself. Charges of collusion with the Russians by the Trump campaign and the ensuing Congressional investigations are nothing more than a smoke screen and delaying tactic to prevent the administration from pursuit of the agenda for America upon which Trump was elected. Millions upon millions of dollars are being spent by the Special Counsel Mueller to pursue a which hunt in search of some infraction by anyone associated with the Trump Campaign in any manner whatsoever. Meanwhile the media has lost all credibility whatssoever with the public in their effort to overturn the vote of the people by publishing uncollaborated reports of unconstitutional actions taken by the President that rise to the level requiring his impeachment.

To make matters worse President Trump uses his twitter account to respond to the BS and loses the focus on that which is important to the American people.

The real scandal lies within the hallowed halls of Congress and rests squarely on the shoulders of the Republicans who for seven years shouted for the immediate repeal and replacement of “The Affordable Care Act” better known as “Obamacare”. All their excuses for being unable to fulfill their promise to repeal this disastrous law disappeared with the election of Donald Trump. Yet suddenly when it comes to putting their money (or future reelection) where their mouths are, they have choked. Whatever happened to all the plans they put forward when the ACA was being forced down the throat of those they were supposed to represent, such as being able to purchase insurance across state lines, making insurance transferrable from job tho job, and tort reform all of which were supposed to reduce premiums for the average American.

So here we sit seven months into the Trump presidency bogged down in Russian investigations for interfering in our elections, alleged collusion by the Tump campaign with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton when it is she and her campaign that should be investigated for the numerous felonies committed on her behalf.

So let’s turn to the “Swamp People” for a minute. These are the Establishment in Washington D.C. that are members of the ruling elite class that includes members of Congress from both parties, agency bureaucrats, and government professionals. For these individuals Trump represents a threat to their very existence and power. They view Trump as an outsider having no business mettling in their affairs nor how they should decide to conduct the business within their own agencies. They will not only resist any form of legislation that moves the Trump agenda forward but will challenge every executive action in that liberal court system to block efforts to uphold federal law including immigration, sanctuary cities and law enforcement.

If you doubt the existence of the “Swamp People” just look at what has occurred in the Senate with regard to repealing Obamacare. We have the Freedom caucus, the Tuesday caucus, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski the entire Democrat minority and don’t forget John McCain casting the deciding vote against a bill that was designed to forge a compromise between the House and Senate that allowed for amendments in an effort to give relief to those Americans that can neither afford the massive premiums or deductibles resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress by virtue of the entrenched ruling class no longer represents the people that elected them. To hell with the American voter! They will tell us whatever we want to hear at election time and then do whatever the hell benefits themselves most when it comes to passing legislation. If you doubt what I am saying just wait until “Tax Reform” and “Infrastructure Spending” comes before them for a vote. I won’t hold my breath waiting for them to adopt the “Trump Agenda.”

It’s long past time for we the “American Voter” to “Drain the Swamp” and insist upon term limits in Congress. Four terms in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate followed by a mandatory one term interval before a candidate may seek reelection will do wonders to drain the swamp of corruption and dead wood resulting from an institution made up of professional politicians sucking off the teat of the taxpaying citizenry.

Although I don’t agree with all of Trump’s methods I do agree with the objective of his agenda “To Make America Great Again”.

Corruption of Our Fundamental Constitutional Institutions

By: Richard H. Frank

Six months ago I wrote in a blog entitled “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie!”, that “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.” There is no argument that can be made that Hillary Clinton is not guilty of committing numerous felonies in conjunction with her illegal activities when handling classified information while serving as Secretary of State. Barack Obama set the stage for his Justice Department to stonewall investigation and road block any attempt to impanel a Grand Jury to hear the growing mountain of evidence that would indict any individual other than a Clinton for committing the same offense.

Not only has Obama stated on numerous occasions that Hillary did nothing to place our national security in jeopardy but that she was the most qualified person ever to seek the office of the Presidency. Now he has taken his disdain for the rule of law one step further when he has stated undocumented voters, (illegal aliens), would not be pursued for breaking the law and voting in the 2016 election. Just another law that Obama doesn’t like that will just be ignored. How many times can a sitting President be allowed to violate his oath to uphold the Constitution and enforce the rule of law in our country?

Over the past eight years we have seen the results of Obama’s “Hope and Change.” Every metric used to measure the impact of government’s actions have been distorted and manipulated to reflect positively on the policies of our first black President and his political congressional supporters. Unemployment numbers, economic growth, job creation, and health care all have been distorted to cover the lies of Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress. Scandals within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the IRS, the FBI, the State Department and the Justice Department have all been infected by the corrupt influences brought to government by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

It is long past the time when we need to “Drain the Swamp” within the hallowed halls of Washington D.C. The days of political expediency being substituted for our Constitution is the real issue being decided on November 8, 2016. Unless “We the People” stand up and put a swift end to corruption within our Government institutions there will be no return to the Representative Republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. Hillary Clinton cannot be allowed to assume the Presidency if this nation is to survive.

The moment is at hand when we may retain our national anthem or substitute the theme from Bye, Bye Miss American Pie to mark the day our nation died.

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.

Power is an Aphrodisiac and That Is Why Trump Tops the Polls

by Jayne D. Frank

The media is befuddled about the soaring numbers for Donald Trump but as a woman who worked in a corporate world dominated by men, I am not.  Consider first the fact that for almost 8 years now, we have had a President who is devoid of leadership skills, and has done everything in his power to avoid making decisions about the future of this country’s economic future and our security.  We started seeing him bow to foreign leaders early on in his Presidency and this appeasement mentality has continued to this day.  Americans have stayed quiet but have continued to build up the rage in their hearts over someone who would bring this country to the point of deterioration that it is today.

We have also seen this President ridicule our military might and our military leaders.  He doesn’t ask for advice on foreign affairs from the most distinguished powerful military men that this country has but if given advice, he completely disregards it.  The cuts to the Military have decimated our forces to the point that we could not now fight two wars at once should that ever become necessary.

The point to be made here is that Obama’s administration has become the most effeminate administration that I have ever seen in my lifetime; soft to the point of being totally useless.

In my 20s, in my early career, I was surrounded by powerful men who were not afraid to make hard and sometimes not too popular decisions to benefit their company and their shareholders.  This was such an aphrodisiac to women around these men and many people aspired to go on and have careers where they too could take risks and make career advances.

I believe right now that Donald Trump is tapping into two main emotions:  Women who want their men to be strong and make us safe, something none of us are now under Obama.  The second emotion is the underlying rage that American conservatives have felt and have been powerless to do anything about for the last two terms of Obama.  We also sent conservatives to Congress to do the work that we sent them there to do, and under Boehner and McConnell’s leadership, that has failed as well.  Americans have also had it up to their eyeballs with dynasties such as Clinton and Bush, and we certainly don’t want to see anyone elected with such a past and present climate of corruption around them.

So, despite Trump’s crassness, his abrasiveness, and seeming unwillingness to “go along to get along”, I think you will see a continued willingness on the part of Americans to overlook the substance of what he says right now and feed off his aura of power and our disgust at what Obama has done to America.  Whether that translates to a GOP nominee win for Trump, that is probably going to be decided by the far right conservatives in this country who will vote to sacrifice this country once again to another far left Progressive who will continue down the course set by Obama.