Election 2016, Politics, President Donald Trump

Donna Brazile, “Hacks,” and the 2020 election.

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Donna Brazile in her book “Hacks,” details the Russian hacking of the DNC servers, the relationship between the DNC and the Clinton campaign, and puts forth some ideas about the DNC’s failure to get Hillary elected. (And yes, I did read the whole thing.) For me, there really weren’t any big surprises. Hacks allows the reader a glimpse into the…

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Life, Politics

Lessons from Sutherland Springs

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In support of our liberty, our lands, our wives, and our children, and our peace, that we might live unto the Lord our God. (Paraphrased from The Book of Mormon; Alma 42:10) The Sutherland Springs, TX shooting is horrific. Being a father of six wonderful children and a step-father to six more, I can’t imagine the horror and loss that…

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Politics, Religion

A change in focus. A nation blessed.

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A note to my followers. The Moral Middle was spawned in response to campaign developments leading up to the 2016 election of Donald Trump. After the election, my contributions dropped off for two reasons; my disgust with the entire political landscape, and because most of the things I have been feeling strongly about are being said better by others. (Some…

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Politics

True tax reform is a reformation of the government itself.

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A simpler tax code allows for a less intrusive and more focused government. Tax dollars coming from the sweat of the people should be considered sacred. Therefore, government should only use tax dollars for services that can’t be provided more efficiently by the market place, and only for those things which pertain to valid government services. I have friends (Yeah,…

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Politics, President Donald Trump

A National Disgrace

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To kneel or not? That is today’s big, burning, question? Folks, this is just stupid. Let me lay it out for you. Kapernick has the right to protest. The way he has chosen to do so is stupid and offensive but, he has the right. However, he, and others, need to understand there are potential consequences. A football player’s team…

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Politics, President Donald Trump

American Oligarchy and Donald

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Our nation, founded upon law and proud to be named a republic, has devolved into a schizophrenic oligarchy. Schizophrenic in that we just can’t seem to decide which of two elite groups we wish to be governed by; Democrats or, Republicans. Oligarchy in that the Federal Government has been wrested from the clutches of the people by executive orders and…

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Politics

Freedom is also the right to be poor.

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Jim was my temporary boss. He was training me in position and pay management for the Federal Government. A successful, single, and highly intelligent man, he had been raised in a somewhat wealthy, white family. It could have been said of him that he benefited from white privilege. He owned a rather nice, if somewhat moderate house, one that he…

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Politics, President Donald Trump

Twiddle Tweeter Trump

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Today the media is aghast and hard at work creating news; about itself. What precipitated this is President Donald Trump tweeting. The object of the tweet was a rather humorous gif of him body slamming CNN. Oh no! they cry; violence! How can this be? I love it. Donald Trump did not become president because he was a slick and…

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Politics, President Donald Trump, Religion

Is President Trump evil?

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The other day, my sister-in-law contributed her take on the current political climate at a family outing; “Donald Trump is evil. I will oppose him with my dying breath!” When asked for her reasons as to why she felt that way, she walked away. Her highly emotional position breaks my heart. Not that I think President Trump is a paragon…

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