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.

Whether our Country Survives is Up to the Women of America

by Jayne D. Frank

Single women in America in large part have made up their minds that they will vote this year for “Mr. Cool” and you can attribute this to one main reason.  These women have no other responsibility or concerns other than themselves – their paychecks, their contraceptives and health care, and of course protecting “the One” from getting voted out of office.  Married women and those who have the responsibility of taking care of parents or others in their homes will have every decision they make for the good of their household members negatively affected for the short and long-term by re-electing President Obama.  Although said to be an independent body, Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve, has a high stake in the re-election of Obama – Mr. Romney has indicated that he will “fire” Bernanke.

Mr. Bernanke’s most recent decision to print billions of additional paper dollars, is not only his attempt to support Obama, but this devastating action is the “real war on women” in this country.  Mothers in this country do not have to understand the perplexities of quantitative easing to understand that their family’s standard of living will substantially decrease with the printing of more fake money to “stimulate” the economy and produce jobs, as stated by Mr. Bernanke.

The immediate impact on mothers and other female heads of households is dealing with inflation.  Costs of food, clothing and fuel to heat your homes and transportation all jump without any corresponding economic improvement.  Families are on the brink already of skimping on the nutrition and quality of food for their children and cutting back on family activities requiring driving.  They already are purchasing their children’s clothes either on lay away or from thrift stores.  And women are already wondering how they will heat their homes this winter.  The Fed’s actions for printing more money have just exacerbated this problem.  Will you do the right thing for your family and change course this November by voting to stop this kind of frivolous government spending by the current Administration?

The segment of our population most severely impacted are the seniors already living on fixed incomes who must decide on spending their scarce eroded dollars on food, medicine, energy or the basic necessities of life just to survive while the Feds print out paper money, the value of which reduces the standard of living for every American.  But seniors for the most part have lived long enough post depression and through the Carter Administration’s similar disastrous policies, that they will turn out this November to make their voices heard and say “Enough” to President Obama.  Our busy mothers, with often two jobs trying to make ends meet for their families, will be the deciding votes to either continue this downward spiral for their families, or they will also say “Enough” and vote to change Presidential leadership for the good of their family’s future.