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”.

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!

The Problem With Trump!

by Richard H. Frank

As is the case with most informed Americans I believe that the Washington Establishment in both Houses of Congress is populated by professional political elites that have no regard for what “We the People” want and expect from them as our representatives. The Founders never imagined our Representative Republic would be manipulated and controlled by a professional political class of individuals more interested in furthering their personal fortunes than representing their constituents. Unfortunately this situation will never change until a Constitutional Amendment is ratified imposing strict term limits upon every branch of the government including the Supreme Court.

The Electorate is in the process of nominating candidates for both political parties to run for the Office of President of the United States in the 2016 General Election. The phenomenon being witnessed in the early primary returns place the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, on the fast track to secure his party’s nomination. On the Democratic ticket we see a socialist, Bernie Sanders, giving Hillary Clinton a serious run for her money, not withstanding the prospects of her indictment for disclosure of national security classified and “top secret” information while Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.

Is it any wonder then that the American voter would be attracted to someone like Donald Trump whose campaign mortar is “Make America Great Again.” His central campaign theme centers around the incompetence of previous administrations in negotiating trade deals with foreign countries, corporate taxes, the fight against ISIS, Obamacare and bringing jobs back to America.

He promises to be the greatest job creator as President in the history of the country. He assumes the role of a “pied piper” saying things that appeal to the voter and resonates in the minds of our overburdened middle class. However, the “what” he will do is not accompanied with the “how” he will do it and thus lacks substance.

What is most troubling to me is the absence of any mention of upholding the Constitution in his appeal to voters in this primary election cycle. Maybe he is looking forward to becoming the Republican Party nominee and is holding his promise to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic” as his major attack against whoever becomes the Democrat nominee.

This is the problem I see with Trump, and as a Constitutional Conservative very much in support of an outsider not part of the established political cartel I must withhold my support until he demonstrates through his planned actions and spoken commitment to uphold the laws of the land and our Constitution!

13 Hours – American Heroes Betrayed by our Government

by Richard H. Frank

Every American needs to see this motion picture which depicts the actual account of the brave men that were on the ground in Benghazi on that fateful night of September 11, 2012. As the film concluded the audience rose and silently left the theater. The preceding 2 hours carried the viewers on an emotional roller coaster. For me personally, I experienced feelings of pain, anger, disgust and shame for what six brave individuals endured while attempting to protect the lives of 25 CIA and State Department covert operators stationed at the Annex approximately a mile from the consulate which was ultimately overrun costing the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

The account of what happened is a straight forward explanation of the events in chronological order covering 13 hours from the initial call for help at the consulate to the mortar attack on the Annex that killed Doherty and Woods. No mention is made by name of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta or General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

There is little doubt that had the security contractors located at the Annex been allowed to respond to the initial call for help from the two security personnel assigned to protect Chris Stevens, all four of the deceased would be alive today. Perhaps the numerous pleas for improved security from Ambassador Stevens might have finally been answered affirmatively as a result of the attack that night.

The Administration’s account of what happened is torn to shreds and each and every excuse for failing to dispatch assistance in a timely manner is shown as blatantly false. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman on the Joint Chief of Staff, General Dempsey, lied when they claimed they could not mount a rapid action response team in time to assist in repelling the attack “which was over in less than two hours.” The AFRICOM Commandar General Carter Ham claimed there was no rapid response assets available nor any C130 gunships to render assistance. Yet the State Department memo alerting the embassies to be vigilant at the anniversary of 9/11 was eminent and they should prepare for an attack was obviously not conveyed to the Pentagon or just ignored. The film makes it clear that a flyover by F16s based in Italy could also have cover the distance in about 20 minutes.

All of the above is SNAFU’s are typical of the Obama Administration which suffers from chronic paralysis from analysis. So much for our Government’s credibility.
Then there is our Commander in Chief who when advised of the attack told Panetta to take whatever action would be necessary and keep him posted, whereupon Obama undertook a campaign fundraising trip to bolster his re-election coffers.

As for our then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, we may never know what she did during these fateful 13 hours. But then again, as she arrogantly stated during her first public hearing on Benghazi “At this point, what difference does it make if it was a spontaneous attack or just a couple of guys out for a walk wanting to kill four Americans?”

The political coverup within the Obama Administration continues today 3-1/2 years after the attack and the investigation is thwarted by the democrats on the select committee at every turn. We likely will never learn the truth about this cover up for decades to come.

This is why I feel such anger, disgust and shame as an American. Angry and disgusted by those elected to protect our brave people in service to our country. Shamed by their contrived lies to the Country concerning what caused the attack and their pitiful excuse for failing to assist our people begging for help to save their lives.

I am ashamed of an Administration so obsessed with holding power in an upcoming election seven weeks away that remaining in power took precedence over immediately dispatching help to our people in Benghazi.

From my perspective Leon Panetta, General Dempsey, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama bear the personal responsibility for the death of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Further our Government showed a lack of character to be truthful to the American people about what actually occurred. And what of the 25 plus CIA and State Department covert operatives that to now have remain silent concerning the events of September 11, 2012? Is their silence due to some threat of reprisal from our corrupt Government officials or is it that their activities were unknown and illegal under our rule of law?

Maybe the Select House Committee on Benghazi will uncover the truth. We the People deserve nothing less!

Hillary Clinton Disqualified for Holding Office

Unfortunately for America, most Millenials were not even born when Bill and Hillary Clinton formed their unholy alliance in the quest to occupy the White House. The old adage that “if we do not learn from history we are destined to repeat it” seems especially true where Hillary and Bill are involved.

With the possible exception of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama it is difficult to remember any politicians so adept at lying to the American people while looking directly in our eyes.

As a result, I think it would serve our generation of young voters for me to present a short recap of the many shady deals and punitive actions taken against their critics that Bill and Hillary were involved with beginning in Arkansas when she was associated with the Rose law firm and Bill was Governor.

WHITEWATER:

In 1992 a New York Times article published during the Presidential campaign asserted that then Governor and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. Dave Hale, a source of criminal allegations against the Clintons claimed in November 1993, that as Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clinton’s partner in the Whitewater land deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission eventually did convict the McDougals for their roles in the Whitewater Project. The Clintons were never prosecuted after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them to the criminal conduct of others involved in the project.

The Independent Counsel appointed to investigate Whitewater also focused upon other controversies involving the Clinton Administration including Travelgate, Filegate and the circumstances surrounding Vince Foster’s death. Within hours of his untimely death in July 1993, Chief White House counsel, Bernard Nossbaum, removed documents from Foster’s office and gave them to Maggie Williams, Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton. They were placed in a White House safe and held for 5 days before turning them over to their personal lawyer.

Attorney General Janet Reno appointed a Special Prosecutor Robert B. Fiske to investigate the legality of the Whitewater transactions in 1994. Two allegations surfaced 1) that the Clintons had exerted pressure on Dave Hale to make an illegal loan to benefit the owners of Madison Guaranty, and 2) that an Arkansas bank had concealed transactions involving Clinton’s Gubernatorial Campaign in 1990. A Grand Jury subpoena was issued in May 1994 to the President and his wife for all documents related to Madison Guaranty. The Clintons reported them missing. Two years later subpoenaed billing records of the Rose law firm that Hillary worked for were discovered in the Clinton’s private residence at the White House in January, 1996.

Ultimately McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton before he left office. “Quid Pro Quo?”

BIMBO ERUPTION 1992-1996

Hillary Clinton’s camp fears a new eruption will put the kibosh on her future candidacy! Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she lied about sexual scandals.

Linda Tripp told the Daily Mail online, Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of women who came forward during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. Linda has revealed how Hillary stage-managed and orchestrated the Bimbo eruptions, ruthlessly attacking the victims of his sexual advances.

Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year affair with Clinton, would be next to come forward. She revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lovers in a store window and having her use sex toys on him. She stated Bill shared the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called “The Sarge” or “Hilla the Hun.”

Kathleen Wiley, who has claimed Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his Presidency in 1995, described Hillary as “the most corrupt human being the nation has ever seen, man or woman.”

Monica Lewinsky claims that Hillary and Bill have an “understanding” where “each would look the other way” at the other’s marital infidelities and sexual indiscretions.

In January 1998, Bill Clinton publicly stated in a press conference “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” In his sworn deposition he stated “I have never had sexual relations with Miss Lewinsky; I’ve never had an affair with her.” Months later, he admitted his relationship was wrong when confronted with DNA evidence showing he had lied.

Ultimately in December, 1998 the House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States on one charge of perjury and one charge of Obstruction of Justice. He was ultimately acquitted by I believe a Democratic Senate in February of 1999 but lost his law license. So much for justice under the law. This is the Clinton’s unholy alliance.

THE INEVITABLE CANDIDATE

Now as Hillary is in hot pursuit of the Democratic nomination to run for President, we need to examine how well she has learned to manipulate the truth of her numerous illegal actions and the lies she has propagated in her quest to become the first woman President of the United States.

In 1994 she touts her accomplishments as First Lady where her efforts to destroy the U.S. health care system went down to a massive defeat. As the Junior Senator from New York one is at a loss to find accomplishments deserving of credit. In fact, she displayed the Clinton arrogance at a Senate hearing when questionning General David Petraeus about his plan for the surge in Iraq. She inferred he was lying when she said “one would have to suspend disbelief in order to accept his recommendations.” History has shown the General was correct and Hillary as a vindictive hate-filled partisan not representative of her constituents.

THE NIGHTMARE OF BENGHAZI

Three years following the 9/11 attack on the Consulate in Benghazi and numerous Congressional investigations, the American public has become apathetic about learning the truth about what truly transpired during that fateful 13 hours that claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The following questions remain unanswered by the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

1) Why was the Ambassador dispatched to Benghazi when it was known to be an extreme security risk?

2) Why did Hillary contend that the attack was in spontaneous protest to a video deemed to be critical of the Prophet Mohammed?

3) Why does her disclosed emails show that she knew the night of the attack that it was a planned terrorist attack and now blames her confusion on the “fog of war?” Her explanation is reminiscent of Bill’s statement during his impeachment proceedings where he famously stated “It depends on the definition of what ‘is” is.”

4) Lastly, where were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and what were they doing during the 13-hours of the attack that was being monitored through a drone by the State Department. We know that Barack Obama left at some time to go on a fundraiser out of D.C., was Hillary sleeping and not to be disturbed?”

Answers to these questions and her lies told to the families of the four dead Americans will shed the truth as to the character of Hillary Clinton.

THE ULTIMATE EMAIL SCANDAL

The latest and most serious scandal that seems to grow by the hour centers around her “unlawful” use of a non-secure private server to handle classified information. No matter how the Clinton State Department and her campaign attempts to spin her actions that she never “received or sent emails marked ‘classified’ and containing classified information from the server” the FBI investigation, with over 100 FBI agents involved, has proven her many assertions as blatantly wrong and that she knowingly mingled State Department classified and top secret and top secret/SAP communications with those of the Clinton Foundation on the same insecure server; this investigation remains ongoing and Hillary must be afforded the presumption of innocence given to any suspected criminal.

Once again, Queen Hillary places herself above the law and exempt from scrutiny for her deliberate illegal actions under existing regulations concerning handling of classified information. She should at least be disqualified from holding any Governmental office and her security clearance should be revoked. Moreover, her actions should result in her indictment and trial for breach of National Security as would any other citizen having done exactly what the mountain evidence shows she knowing participated with.

ABOVE THE LAW?

Somehow, the Obama Justice Department and Hillary’s former State Department seem to think her actions were just a mistake and her half-hearted apology makes her immune from further investigation or prosecution. Tell that to Private Bradley Manning convicted of leaking classified documents currently serving 35 years in prison. Tell that to Sister Mary Rice now serving 35 months in prison for breaching a weapons complex, embarrassing the Feds in 2011. Tell that to Jeffrey Sterling convicted of six counts of unauthorized disclosure and retention of National Defense information and Obstruction of Justice. FBI Director James B. Comey stated “he violated his sworn duty to protect our nation’s secrets and he betrayed our country.” In April of 2015 he was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison. How is the case of Mr. Sterling any different from that of Hillary Clinton? Was it that he was not part of the political elite or that he was just a lowly CIA Officer?

This brings us to the case of General David P. Petraeus, one of America’s most famous and distinguished Generals turned CIA Director in the Obama Administration who pled Guilty to leaking classified documents to his biographer turned lover Paula Broadwell rather than face the humiliation of a high profile public trial. It seems that a true patriot like 4-Star General Petraeus is being held to a higher standard than that ascribed to Hillary Clinton, especially as Secretary of State. According to some reports Paula Broadwell held a security clearance sufficient to allow her to possess the information Petraeus allegedly disclosed to her but that he kept certain documents in an “unsecure” manner. How does that differ from what Hillary did with her unsecure server?

CHARACTER COUNTS

The character of any person seeking to become President of the United States must be examined by the Electorate and those lacking the requisite elements of honesty, truthfulness and commitment to upholding their oath of office must be disqualified. Hillary Clinton is not worthy to hold the candidacy of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential Election. She contends that all of the above facts are the result of a great “right wing conspiracy waged against her and her husband for the past 25 years” when in fact all of her current problems are the result of her own actions for which she should be held accountable.

Moreover, should political ideology hold sway over the upholding of the rule of law in our Country, anarchy will not be far behind foretelling the demise of our Republic.

Look to history as a means to foretell the future of America. Not to do so will lead to apathy and erosion of the very principles upon which this Nation was founded and has prospered.

Parasites and Politicians

By: Richard H. Frank

Just over one week remains until the American electorate goes to the polls to cast their votes in the 2014 midterm elections. For many of us that ascribe to the principles enumerated in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence this may be the last bastion for turning the tide of big government from the path of tyranny that has been pursued by the Obama administration over the past six years.

Over the past six years we have witnessed the Federal Government imposing the socialist Progressive ideology of Barack Obama and his abject followers. Congress, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, used every parliamentary maneuver at its disposal to thwart the opposition to their policies by the conservatives in Congress including bribery and collusion with members of Congress to pass their agenda. When faced with the prospect of filibuster by the opposition to stop the relentless march toward establishing “statism” to replace our “Representative Republic” Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate to move Obama’s agenda forward. That coupled with executive actions taken by the President has forced private institutions to seek status and bring legal action to thwart the unconstitutional grab for power by the Executive Branch of Government.

Given the lack of interest and apathetic nature of the electorate in America today, more interested in social media and satisfaction of their perceived entitlements, I fear the die may be cast for the eventual dissolution of this once great Republic. Should history prove to predict the outcome of the midterm elections less than 30% of the eligible legal voters determine the fate of the nation. The uninformed, uneducated voter will once again cast his vote simply by name recognition, party affiliation or the candidate that promises to deliver the biggest entitlement. Unfortunately, this amounts to parasites voting for parasites to suck the life blood from this country in the name of fairness.

Before you decide whether you need to go to the polls on November 4th take a few minutes and reflect upon what has occurred over the past six years in America. We have reelected a President that repeatedly and systematically lied to us about virtually every issue that has plagued the nation. When he has been caught in a lie he fanes surprise and shock with a promise to investigate and hold those responsible and accountable for their actions. Weather it is Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, the VA, Fast and Furious or the cooked numbers for jobs created and unemployment the message from Obama and the Democrats is always the same. Never admit they were wrong and never accept responsibility so long as they can blame George Bush for their having inherited the crisis in the first place.

Now is the time for real change. Not Hope and Change as promised by Barack Obama, but real change to return to limited central government of, by and for the people based upon free-market principles with limited regulation by the Washington bureaucrats. A government where the 10th amendment is held sacred and the States determine their own destiny and not the Federal Government. A government whose first responsibility is to protect its citizens from threats foreign and domestic and not to dominate and control the very existence if its people. And lastly a government having the maturity to impose term limits on its elected members to purge itself once and forever of the professional political parasites that make a career out of sustaining themselves by sucking on the teat of office in the pretense of service to the country.

So if you are among the 30% or less that will venture to the voting booth on November 4th ask yourself if you want to continue along the path to becoming a European Socialist Nation trapped in never-ending decline or returning to a vibrant America with a future of economic growth, prosperity and freedom for generations yet to come. The Choice is yours to make. Choose wisely.