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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Politics, President Donald Trump

President Trump; my thoughts so far.

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I used to be an administrator at a medium sized university. One day, at lunch I found myself sitting with several faculty members who were disparaging the administration. Being a minor player, their focus was not directed at me but rather aimed at the highest reaches of those making decisions. There was no offense meant nor taken personally. However, after…

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Election 2016, Politics

We’ve been duped!

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Back in August I wrote an article pointing out the evil in today’s media bias. I thought it odd at the time that CNN, MSNBC and other Democrat leaning media outlets were giving Donald so much, positive, free air time. They obviously wanted to throw a monkey wrench into the Republican primary. Now we can see the end game went…

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Election 2016, Politics

The Death of Liberty

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Seven score and thirteen years ago Abraham Lincoln stood on the battleground at Gettysburg and publicly pondered whether “a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal… could long endure.” This great nation, the United States of America, was at the time wracked by a great civil war in the which six…

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Family Sermons, Religion

Marriage

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(This is a talk I gave in church a couple of weeks ago.) Not too many years ago, I attended an “All Employee Meeting” at BYU-Idaho. Toward the end of his remarks, the President of the University, Kim B. Clarke, made a comment that I thought was very interesting. He said: “We need to teach our children that marriage is…

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Election 2016, Politics

The deafening sound of silence; Hillary’s non-indictment.

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Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey personally released the findings of a lengthy FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private E-mail server and the repercussions for national security. His conclusions: “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” A…

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