I just found out that POTUS fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence watchdog. Good riddance. I wish he was fired at least a year ago. His decision played an important part in President Trump’s impeachment. The man ought to be totally ashamed of himself. I don’t think the man feels any remorse, which only goes to prove how horrible a man he is.
Please permit me to become just a little radical. Allow me to propose a literacy test before voting. To be sure, it would be restrictive. Some people would not be allowed to vote simply because they can’t read or write.
In truth, I don’t really suggest such a thing. It would be wrong to restrict an American from voting because they can’t read. That, to be sure, is true no matter what color their skin is.
However, consider the following, if you will. Probably within a decade, the literacy rate would approach 100%. The dummycrats would not like the idea of any of their voters being kept from the voting booth. I have a feeling, given the right prod, the dummycrats would suddenly find a way to encourage the teachers. Suddenly, all those excuses that they give us for their failures would disappear.
It is no secret that the dummycrats rely heavily on the African-American vote. Yet, they stand in the way of every attempt for the Republicans to improve the schools. I have my suspicions for this,; but I’ll let you figure it out for yourself.
The point is this. We have bad schools and bad teachers because there is a lack of motive to improve them. If we provide the motive, then the schools will improve…likely overnight.
As I said, I don’t really suggest removing the right to vote for any rightful citizen. However, wouldn’t it be nice if the people voting would at least be able to read and write at a sixth grade level. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had at least a basic concept of The Constitution. Do we really want people voting who have no idea what the constitution is, let alone have a basic idea of the three branches of government. Wouldn’t it be a good idea if they knew and understood at least the first 10 amendments, also known as The Bill of Rights.
To be sure, there are other problems besides teachers. However, the teachers have the kids for at least 6 hours a day. Shouldn’t they be required to do more than babysit?
Many, perhaps most of the teachers have master’s degrees. Yet they are abject failures. I have only a high school diploma and, if I were given 30 kids 5 hours a week for nine months, I assure, I would at least have them reading on a 3rd grade level. Double that time and I they would have a good understanding of The Constitution. If I can do it, they, with their degrees ought to be able to do it at least as well.
One more quick word. At the beginning of the 1900s, most of our teachers had only 12 years of education. They actually did a pretty good job. Some would say better than today’s teachers. It is the type of thing that happens when the federal government gets involved. In the old days, the schools were, for the most part, locally controlled financed and controlled. The schools didn’t have as much money, but what they did have were teachers who taught and students who learned.
My kids used jump the fence in the backyard all the time. It beat going around the block. On the other hand, most of us respect fences. Well, actually they did too. It just was that it was convenient and they knew it was okay.
Most of us cross lines all the time. The state line is just a few miles from me and, when I worked, I crossed it at least twice a day. The only way I could really tell were those signs alongside the highway. However, those lines are very real. Just ask the local police. I am sure that, from time to time, they are frustrated by them. When I was on grand jury duty, I got to see the results of them regularly. People came down into Mississippi and committed small crimes and headed north. Most of time, the state line protected them.
We don’t normally think much of it, but most of us respect property lines. We stay on the sidewalks. Even when there is no fence, we rarely go onto the property of others. It is something we are taught from the time we learn to toddle.
However, some don’t respect the property lines of others. I was reminded of this when a man walked into my house with a 45 caliber pistol. Fortunately, I lived through that. Not all of us do survive such things.
For decades, the US had no more than a border line between Mexico and the US. Most respected the line. Not so much anymore. When they see no obstruction, they cross into the US, knowing that it is against the law. They have no respect for those who immigrate legally. They just decide to jump in the front of all those who seek to immigrate legally.
Then, of course, there are fences. Most countries have fences on their borders. Some even have walls. Some of us have fences around our houses. It discourages people from entering illegally with 45s. Obviously, they don’t always stop people but they do discourage it. Without the fences, trespassing would be far more common.
For a long time, we had a fence along the boarder with Mexico. I actually saw it a time or two. It was all we needed. Most who approached the fence realized they were supposed to respect it. This is not so much anymore. The fence will hardly slow them down. By the way, that goes for fences on personal property too.
In the old days, when someone had no respect for the border, we rounded them up and sent them home. Nowadays, it would seem illegal aliens are a protected bunch. They must be handled very carefully. After all, they now have more rights than legal immigrants. They have more rights than citizens.
Walls are distinctive from fences and lines. Mostly, walls, by definition, are more difficult to cross. People confronted by a nice tall wall will generally give up, turn around and go home. Some try to go around them. That becomes impossible when there are no gaps in the wall. Some try to go under them. It is proof that they work. No one would go through all that effort if the walls didn’t work.
Regardless, none of them work when we, as a nation promise open arms, free health care, schools and food stamps. It is the nature of man. Whatever behavior is rewarded, is the behavior you will get.
I am in strong favor of big walls, or deep trenches. I don’t care much which. However, none of it will work when we keep rewarding the illegal alien.
- When they cross over, we must do all we can to immediately return them. It is a horrible thing to promise them paradise and then treat them like dirt.
- We must make sure they cannot find employment. It is one of the biggest drawing cards.
- We must double down on those who commit crimes. When we find someone committing a crime, we should put them in prison and then insure they go home after they finish their time. This protects those living in the US illegally, those here with visas as well as us citizens.
- Anyone found crossing the border a second time should spend one or more years in prison before being sent home. At first, this will crowd our prisons. However, once they figure it out, they will stop coming north.
- The problem of visa overstays must be resolved. When they arrive, they need to be made aware that they must live according to our laws and they must be clearly told that if they overstay their visa, they will be punished. This must be enforced even for those who have lucrative jobs.
- Those who enter illegally must be prevented from ever becoming citizens or given visas. This should also apply to those who overstay their visa. If they won’t respect our borders, they likely will not respect our laws. We already have enough people her who don’t respect the law.
If we don’t do these things, our immigration laws will mean nothing. Still, we need to build the walls. Lines and fences no longer work. No one seems to have any respect for them. It is important to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. But it is also important to stem the flow of drugs prostitution and sweat shops. By the way, it will also save us a bundle on the cost of feeding and educating them. At this point, we could have built four walls 40 feet high along the entire border with what we would have saved just last year. That is likely a low estimate. Maybe we could have made a fifth wall.
The truth is that walls stop people from crossing the border. Nothing else will. More important, by not building the wall, there are armed conflicts. That is bad for both us and them. By keeping them south of the border, it might save their lives. Indeed, it might save their lives by discouraging them from leaving their own countries to begin with.
BUILD THE WALL
Which is best?
1. Dismiss the case against President Trump immediately. After all, they have not truly charged him with so much as one crime. After the case is dismissed, the Senate could call witnesses exposing the so-called whistle blower and Joe Biden.
2. Allow a full scale trial to go on with witnesses. The dummycrats have far more to lose with witnesses. After all, their presidential front runner just might be exposed of committing the very thing they are accusing the president of, abuse of power and quid-pro-quo. Indeed Joe Biden could end up in jail. Now that could be embarrassing.
Either way, I suspect President Trump would be the biggest beneficiary. He just might end up running all fifty states. Then again, probably not. Sadly, California and New York are too far gone. They would rather vote for a mass murderer than for President Trump. It just must be something in the water they drink.
I guess my preference is for choice 1, though it is really a tough choice.
Oh. By the way. Regardless of the means and methods, they really should serve pizza to the senators during the trial. I will help keep them awake.
Normally, I don’t like writing spoilers on my books. However, in this case, I consider the purpose worth it. Besides, it isn’t much of a spoiler. First, I am not going to say which book and there are over thirty-five of them. Second, it is only part of the plot. Finally, it is not as if you will likely read it. My sales are not exactly going through the roof.
At any rate, in the book, a man is indicted for a serious crime but the district attorney doesn’t prosecute. Instead, he leaves the possibility of prosecution open. The man so that he knows that, at any time, in any place, a policeman might walk up to him and arrest him.
When I wrote the book, I thought the idea original. That’s not so. It’s not new. Apparently, the idea is older than me…and I’m old.
The bad part is that the accused never gets his day in court and never gets to clear his name.
Possibly, Pelosi has read the book. Or, maybe someone told her the plot. At any rate, apparently, she has decided to impeach President Trump and then not allow a trial. It’s sort of the same thing.
There are names for people who do such things. However, I don’t use words like that. Maybe we can just settle for dirty rotten scoundrel. Also, I suspect she doesn’t want 2 ½ years of work disappear in a two week trial. Then again, she might not want Schiff and the Bidons to have to take the witness stand.
Any way you look at it, she is in danger of the truth getting out; that is, more than it already has. I just might destroy the power structure she has spent her life building.
You see, I have written a series of books I call the floater series. I could have just as easily called it the controller series. It is about people who seek control and a few people (I call floaters) who keep them from it. You can put Pelosi in the group I call controllers. You can put President Trump in the group that seek to stop them.
Of course, Pelosi and her controllers seek to paint the president as the controller and themselves as those trying to save us from being controlled. Stop and think about though. Who is it trying to pass the laws and regulations that limit our freedoms and who is trying to return our freedoms to us,
I’ll give you a hint. How many regulations have been made by Obama? How many regulations have been removed by President Trump?
To be sure, the Floater Group of books I wrote are highly unbelievable. However, what has just happened in our House of Representatives just might be just as unbelievable. Three years ago, such a thing would have been thought even more unbelievable than any of my books.
The two words are said to be the most powerful words in the English language. They divide the world as it is from the world that might have been.
However, to be sure, the two words can begin a legitimate question. In my case, my question is, “What if Mr. Joe Biden is guilty of Quid-pro-Quo? What if he really did have the prosecutor fired to protect his son.? What if he did it to for filthy lucre?
In this case, if it is true and it is proved, it completely justifies any probe that President Trump made into his activity. In deed, as president, it would be his duty. By the way, it would also destroy any so-called basis for impeachment. Boy, would the dummycrats have red faces?
I guess not. They never get embarrassed. They would just ignore it and start a search for something else. It’s why I call them dummycrats.
Take your pick. It was either incompetence or bias that lead to the investigation against President Trump. Either way, it is a sham and it should have never gotten past first base, if that far.
Those guys ruined several lives and they don’t seem to care. I sort of get the feeling they are proud of themselves. Right now, I doubt that there are many FBI agents that are proud of them. Which reminds me. They also did a pretty good job of sullying the reputation of the FBI for a few decades.