The Political Elite vs We The People!

By: Richard H. Frank

When the political back room ward bosses and Washington party elites possess the power to usurp the will of “We the People” it is time the electorate sends a message to those party leaders who are supposed to speak for us that it is “our will be done” and not their will.

IN 1776 Thomas Jefferson stated clearly in our “Declaration of Independence” the mechanism by which the citizens can wrestle control from any political party establishment and restore our God-given right to select those that will represent us in this Republic. Selecting candidates to run for the Office of
President of these United States must rest with Citizens of this nation.

Both the Republican and Democrat political party elites could care less what Americans believe and want in a candidate as evidenced by the rules imposed upon the nominating and delegate selection process by both parties. The establishment of the so called Super Delegate coupled with the rules of proportionality used in awarding delegates in many states leaves the will of the people subordinate to that of the party bosses and big donor class that supports special interests. These practices virtually ignore the will of the people.

Now we see the political establishment within the Republican party in full fledged panic, paranoid at the prospect that they are about to lose control of the nominating process. They will do anything to prevent Donald Trump from securing the minimum number of delegates to lock up the party nomination. Should they continue to pursue this action by any means available and derail the will of the people they do so at their own peril and at that of the parties very existence.

Likewise we see the same mindset on the part of Democrats who rely heavily on caucuses in the selection process and the rules associated with Super Delegates to the proportion of delegates available in various states, not to mention the impending indictment of Hillary Clinton for improper handling of National Security Information while serving as Secretary of State in the Obama Administration. Should the Obama Justice Department refuse to indict and prosecute Hillary Clinton, as would be the case with any other citizen of this nation that had done the same things the evidence shows Hillary did, it would leave little doubt that the fix is in and being orchestrated by the party elites and Barack Obama.

In either event we maybe witnessing the death of the two-party system in the United States. The wrath of the voters will come down upon both political parties should a brokered convention result in the Republican Party and refusal by the Democrat-controlled administration to enforce our laws and indict Clinton. Should the Democrat party and the administration bend to the will of the Clinton machine, thereby abandoning the rule of law and manipulate the candidate selection process by any means available to them the voter revolt will literally disintegrate the Democrat Party.

Additionally should Donald Trump or any other Republican nomination seeker abandon the Party and run as a third-party candidate this nation will move another step toward becoming a European Socialist Democracy governed by some weak coalition of political hacks resembling countries such as the U.K. and France.

Americans are fed up with the political elites, professional politicians and big donor class that comprise Washington today. The electorate is clambering for a true Washington outsider and a leader to take charge and rid our government of those forces owing allegiance to special interests and the Party over their oath to represent “We the People”.

The battle lines have been drawn between the Washington Establishment and “We the People”. Lets hope that Washington is getting our message loud and clear for their sake and ours.

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.

Corruption By Any Other Name

By: Richard H. Frank

Politicians and the Washington spin doctors are very creative at turning a phrase to avoid calling a particular act by one of their associates exactly what it truly is. For instance the President never tells a lie. He may have misspoken or his words may have been taken out of context or twisted to achieve some particular agenda in support of his ideology. Corruption, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, bribery and outright graft are all ignored and classified under the heading of “crony capitalism” or “it’s the right thing to do” in the case of such perceived social injustices as illegal immigration, gay marriage and abortion. When something goes wrong or takes an unexpected turn for the worse as the result of Government action “unintended consequences are always to blame and not the ideology behind the action. Take Obamacare for example. The law was to provide health care for over thirty million uninsured Americans at reduced costs for every family. Instead after five years of confusion in the medical industry accounting for 1/6th of the economy we find premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and real care diminished with over thirty million Americans still uninsured. Obama has ignored the provisions of the law and by fiat altered the language without congressional action to meet his political initiatives. All of his actions are in direct violation of the Constitution. The same is true for Obama’s executive actions with regard to immigration and if not for the action of one Federal Judge we would be on the verge of amnesty for every illegal immigrant presently in the United States and establishment of an open border policy for the country. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The nuclear negotiations underway with Iran for the past two and one-half years are the perfect example of this foregoing quotation. We have a President obsessed with creating his legacy having failed to do so in his Presidency for the past six years. His statement that “Iran would never possess a Nuclear weapon on his watch” did not include any provision against his providing them with the path to acquiring that weapon after he left office. When pressured by Congress to give them final approval of any agreement (treaty) reached during the negotiations the talks are suddenly characterized as being a non-binding agreement not subject to Congressional approval as required by the Constitution. Additionally, Obama seems to think he can unilaterally remove sanctions imposed by act of Congress without their legislating that action. Now we have Hillary Clinton’s in-your-face violation of State Department rules and law regarding disclosure of her emails while serving as Secretary of State. She arrogantly contends that she was entitled to use a non-governmental controlled server to archive her emails and she alone had the authority to determine which of those communications were private and those that belonged to “we the people”. She holds herself above the law and takes refuge behind the Clinton Foundation on matters having the appearance of corruption. The Justice Department turns a blind eye to her actions contending that others in prior administrations disregarded the rules and protocols in place and thus it is no big deal. The latest revelations about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation involved in influence peddling while she held the position of Secretary of State have all the earmarks of corruption and enhancing the financial rewards to the Foundation and of the Clintons personally. Coincidence, I think not but without any evidence to the contrary the Clinton’s will just hunker down and wait for this storm to pass just as they have before on other scandals. Unfortunately, corruption is not the sole provence of the Democrats in office but can be found on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the massive Federal bureaucracy consisting of agencies within our government. As long as the electorate in America remains apathetic and does not insist that our laws are to be enforced we open ourselves and this country up to corruption for which we must bear the expense. An expense not only in the form of dollars but in the loss of our very liberty. Corruption by any other name still stinks.