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Money Talks

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Although President Trump’s speech given in Saudi Arabia made many good points, one in particular seemed understated.  According to President Trump.  “We must cut off the financial channels that let ISIS sell oil, let extremists pay fighters, help terrorists smuggle their reinforcements.”

Unlike in Washington, D.C. where politicians speculate, estimate and manipulate.  In the real world money talks.  A lack of funds can make life pretty miserable.

There is a need for might to take out training camps and all the other rocks terrorists hide under.  Challenging terrorists on social media and destroying their message will diminish one of their biggest recruitment tools.

Those participating in atrocities around the world are nothing more than cowards.  Their heinous acts will not be rewarded by any faith.  No matter what their religious affiliations, evil is evil.

We must all be tolerant of others different from ourselves if we are to have peace in the world.  Until we acknowledge that the war on radical Islamic terrorist has nothing to do with religion we cannot move forward towards a place where all children feel safe in their homes.

Good people of all faiths or lack there of must come together.  Because make no mistake the war against radical terrorists is a war of good versus evil.  Instead of worrying about where on earth refugees should be sheltered.  It would be far better for refugees to live in their homes in their countries without fear.

President Trump’s speech articulated those point far better and more.  Each one stands on its own merit.  But, the President’s “We must cut off the financial channels” is a big one.  That would “cut off the head of the snake.”

Money is what makes the world go around.  No entity can survive without it.  If you can’t pay for Wi-Fi, you can’t play on the internet.  If you can’t pay for services you don’t receive them.  If you can’t pay for airfare you can’t fly people around the world.

What is even better about money is that it always leaves a trail.  It can be followed all the way back to the root of the evil or the head of the snake.

Politics

Democrats Want To Talk About A Coup

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Democrats and the loony left media want to talk about a coup.  Let’s talk.  In the newest verse of the Democrats’ theme song The Sky Is Falling followed by the same old chorus Russia, Russia, Russia they accuse President Trump of attempting a coup.

To start with, President Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America.  If he wants to take over himself who are we to stop him?  It is not a coup.  It is his job.

Democrats with Nancy Pelosi’s daughter leading the revolution attempted to intimidate Electoral College Members into forsaking the voters they swore to represent.  Their intent to overthrow the 45th President before he was even inaugurated.  Now that is an attempted coup.

November 9, 2016 democrats in Congress and the mainstream media began their chant to overthrow President Trump.  Publicly stating every chance they get that they intend to take down President Trump.  At not so private retreats funded by deep pockets democrats in Congress planned their line of attack to take down the President.  Now that is an attempt at a coup.

A news outlet providing one candidate but, not the other with the questions prior to a debate may not be an attempt at a coup.  However when you hear that same news outlet complain about Russia trying to influence voters in our election it is hard not to laugh.  It takes one to know one.

For months the media and democrats have demanded that FBI Director James Comey be fired.  When President Trump fired him the democrats accused the President of attempting a coup against himself.

As a political appointee, the Director of the FBI serves at the President’s will and can be fired or hired at the President’s discretion.  When President Bill Clinton fired another Director of the FBI the democrats, media, republicans and anybody in their right mind did not have a problem with it.

The disgrace comes from the fear mongering, lies and melodrama provided by the democrats and the media.  They know their arguments don’t hold water so they dissect every syllable twisting it to fit whatever villanous story they are trying to spin.

According to democrats and media the timing is proof that President Trump is attempting a coup by trying to stop any investigation into his alledged Russia connection.  Knowing full well how absurd their claim is, they regurgitate it over and over again.

In reality the democrats and media chanting the loudest all know that the FBI never missed a beat.  Any and all investigations being worked on before Comey was fired continue to be worked on.  They know that there are ongoing investigations in both the House and Senate.

Neither democrats in Congress or the so-called mainstream media believe for one instance that the United States Of America is in a crisis because President Trump fired James Comey.  Without batting an eye they use fear to undermine the President.  Now that is an attempt at a coup.

Every time you turn around the democrats are whining about something.  The outrage of the moment is shared  by them all almost verbatim.  Each accusation more bizarre than the last.

Democrats inform the nation that people will die in the streets if Obamacare is repealed.  People were not dying in the street before Obamacare and they won’t be after Obamacare.  Instead of trying to help fix the debacle they created, democrats fight to stop the republicans from cleaning up their mess.

Crying wolf every waking moment is not meant to help the American people.  It is yet another example of trying to take over the United States Congress and the White House.  Democrats and the left-wing propagandists spend all their time on attempting to oust Trump in a coup.  All the while the real stories go right over their heads.

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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Fences come in all shapes and sizes.  They provide privacy and security.  Although they have many functions, fences are inanimate objects.  They are not hateful.  Fences simply provide a service of one kind or another.  When fences are well landscaped they are aesthetically pleasing.

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Schools fence in playgrounds to keep children safe.  The idea being to keep students from chasing balls into the street or just wondering off with or without a stranger.  Fences don’t keep children in one hundred percent.  However, they do slow them down giving adults a chance to peel them off what children view as a climbing wall.

Prison fences keep criminals in their allocated time outs and non-criminals safe.  They confine animals in a designated area.  Fences keep people from walking on the grass.  They provide a visual reminder of property lines.

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Gated communities are popular.  People pay a premium price for real estate within the walls of those gated communities.  Although the fences do not provide complete security, they are a deterrent to those from outside the community wishing to harm those within.

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It is rumored that one must be admitted to Heaven thru the Pearly Gates.  Nancy Pelosi must find God hateful.  Who does God think he is?  Is he a racist or is he rewarding those who have lived a good life?

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Roy Rogers and Bing Crosby both sang Cole Porter’s Don’t Fence Me In.  There are many of us filled with a sense of wander lust.  The problem comes when we want to trespass on someone else’s property.  Unfortunately they have rights also.

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There has been much discussion over the need for a wall, fence, barrier or whatever you want to call it along the United States’ southern border for many years.  There is no denying a need to stop drugs and criminals flooding into this country.

Of course a wall will not stop every breach.  However like the school playground fence, it will make the job of border security much easier.  Those who wish to enter the United States can do so at designated border crossings.  In other words they must follow the rules.

It is easy for someone like me to criticize a border wall.  Canada borders my state of residence.  Canadians come here we go there.  They are wonderful neighbors.  We stop at border crossings to check in and out.  Never a big deal.

Unfortunately that is not the case on our southern border.  One rancher has documented two hundred and fifty thousand people crossing his property alone over the past thirty years.

When it is easy to cross the border at designated crossings one has to ask why someone does not want to cross legally.  What are they trying to hide?  Being here illegally?  I don’t think so.  It would be simple to just go back to Mexico for an hour and return to the US for another “visit”.

Mexico is being used as a path for criminals into the United States.  MS-13 gang members now terrorize our citizens.  Drugs flow like a river over our borders.  Unaccompanied children sent here with no families are taken in by gangs to increase their numbers.  It is certainly not the life they were sent here for.

To use the wall as a political fodder is self-serving and dangerous.  To cite cost as a reason is penny wise and pound foolish.  President Trump is right.  In the long run Mexico will pay for the wall.  They have already started making payments by way of the foreign exchange rate and the decline in our trade deficit with Mexico.