George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy
Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new
section. It will
quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in
this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed
by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that
"the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be
That's all I promise.
THE PROFESSION AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE:
have reported about this phenomenon, a combination of naive stupidity
and cynical intent, for a long time and from the vantage point of
nearly 60 years as a practising physician. Most recently, I
addressed the unethical goals and practices sold under the rubric
"Accountable Care Organizations".
Here I offer an excellent
article that dissects this anti-patient effort into its means and ends
- and also offers the only antidote that can counter such pressures:
See: "CAN LAW SAVE MEDICINE", by Maxwell J. Mehlman, in
Journal of Legal Medicine, April - June, 2015, p121. See particularly
Prognosis, for physicians and their patients alike? GUARDED.
"A DIFFERENT TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP"...
and it was staring us in the face the whole time.
Minister on Donald
Trump - a surprising viewpoint
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in
full-time Christian >
Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy
(RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. > > >
RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of
non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman
of the >
conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership
Network of >
Black Conservatives and a former member of its parent think tank, the
Center for Public Policy Research. > >
Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s a Pragmatist. > >
(Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on
reaching a goal. > >
A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and
doesn't let emotion distract him or her.) > >
"We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home
of other >
friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions
antique glass and china to theology and politics. > >
At one point, reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative,
to which I >
responded that Trump is not a conservative. > >
I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a
I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a
problem and >
understands it must be fixed. He doesn't see the problem as liberal or >
conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that
should be >
admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself. > >
Viewing problems from a liberal perspective has resulted in the
creation of more >
problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more >
political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all
strata. > >
Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative
perspective has >
brought continued spending and globalism to the detriment of American
and well being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, >
milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff,
oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal
with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat >
Party. > >
Immigration isn't a Republican problem – it isn't a liberal problem –
it is a problem that >
threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a
approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or >
another. > >
The impending collapse of the economy isn't a liberal or conservative
problem, it is >
an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that
demands a >
common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the >
Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the
longevity of >
their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect. > >
Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work,
they do >
not promise to accommodate. > >
Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not
a Republican >
problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our
stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it. Here
successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the changing tides
economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work,
and they, >
unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something
doesn't work, >
you don't continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it
will. > >
As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn't made wild pie-in-the-sky promises
of a cell phone >
in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for
working > > the drive-through at Carl’s Hamburgers. > >
I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a
problem and find >
ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating
problems. > >
You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason people do
not like him >
is because: (1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of
backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians; (2) they are
to hearing a candidate speak who is unencumbered by the financial
shackles of >
those who owe them vis-a-vis donations; (3) he is someone who is free of >
idiomatic political ideology; and (4) he is someone who understands
that it >
takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make
America great >
again. > >
Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing
America is like >
listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush,
Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, >
corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can
deny it, >
but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people
don't give >
tens of millions without expecting something in return. > >
We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought
us? Are we >
better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been
a steady decline brought on by both parties? > >
I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. > >
People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but
that is common >
among those who have never accomplished anything in their lives (or
who never really solved a problem, because it's better to still have an
to be solved," so re-elect me to solve it, (which never happens) and
those who >
have always played it safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk
to try and achieve success. > >
Donald Trump has his total financial empire at risk in running for
president; that says >
it all. Success for the U.S. !" >
POPE FRANCIS IS A "GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING"
recent comments to Deacons, published here, apply exactly to
Physicians: what they traditionally have been and what they should
continue to be.
As a result of withering and purposeless
pressures, some older physicians are "giving up". And some younger
physicians, knowing nothing other than a profession beset by these
pressures, are giving half-measures and are saving the rest for
themselves and their families. It is understandable. But what a shame,
for both the physicians and for their patients.
"PHARMACEUTICAL GREED AND ITS CONSEQUENCES", by Henry E. Jacobs, M.D.,
J.D. (in Connecticut Medicine, May 2016, p315).
is an excellent - and infuriating - expose of an industry and its
minions in Government that are robbing us blind and killing us in the
process. This is not hyperbole. In fact, the Medicare Act of 2002
specifically prohibits the Federal Government from negotiating medicine
prices with this industry!
Here is yet another reason for THE
PEOPLE to be very angry, angry enough to rise up and into the streets,
if this country does not change course - and soon.
monograph by Andrew C. McCarthy, published in the February 2016 edition
of Imprimis (Hillsdale.Edu.), is both an expose on Islam and a question
about our current Government.
Are we witnessing Negligence, Recklessness, or Intent?
My conclusion: either Recklessness or Intent...in either case
approaching or representing Treason.
SATURDAY, May 28,
"Battle of the Bulge"
MEMORIAL DAY, 2016:
What to remember....
We remember and honor all those who fought and died in all of America's
for those who can't remember because they never learned in the schools
of recent decades, I offer a movie tutorial "to make the medicine go
"BATTLE OF THE BULGE", 1965.
A gritty, real-life and unsparing depiction of war.
Among a group of great WW ll movies, this stands out.
Watch it and remember, or learn for the first time what being an
AS HAS BEEN NOTED IN THE PAST,
THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE:
People who make things happen;
People who watch things happen; and
People who are constantly asking "Wha' Happen?"
I hope that frequent flyers around this Section
are not in the last category.
The following are articles - and issues - worth considering.
"Taint of Doping Won't Deter Olympic Viewers" - or their promoters,
also despite contaminated waters for their swimmers and an abundance of
mosquetoes. (by Juliet Macur, NYTimes Friday, May 20, pA1.
No Accident: Call It A Car 'Crash' Instead..." by Matt Richtel, NYTimes
Monday, May 23, 2016, pA1. Meanwhile, "Escape from New York" and other
metropolitan areas is daily becoming progressively impossible. And see
my recent comment in this RR section on the subject.
Draws Muslims to Christianity?", by Sherry Weddell, National Catholic
Register May 29, 2016, p11. We are reading more and more
conversions in Europe. The motivation?
Unicorns: Conservative Teachers", by Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn,
Sr., WSJ Thursday, April 21, 2016, Opinion, pA13. More
of the totalitarian bent of Leftists: "Articulate, Arrogant, Asinine".
5) "The Lessons of Hamilton Through Musical Medium", by Cal Thomas, in
The Day Friday, May 20, 2016, Opinion, pA6.
"Squaring Off....": a debate regarding crucial technology issues that
are invading our private spaces: WSJ May 23, 2016, pR1.
"Continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral
disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole
out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer
of the human spirit". Are these my words? I only wish! They were
expressed in 1935 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. See "What FDR Knew About
Welfare", by James L. Payne, WSJ May 19, 2016, Opinion, pA13.
Don't thank me. Just learn.
WELCOME BACK DR. KRAUTHAMMER.
I missed you during your long anti-Trump fixation.
let's give credit where credit is due: Dr. Kissinger's
"Realpolitik". That is the only constant and the only reality
– THE NLMS / CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME
MUSEUM – WISH TO THANK THE MANY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE
SUPPORTED US IN THIS EFFORT.THEIR
ARE LISTED ON OUR WEB-SITE. THANK YOU, FRIENDS.
IS AGAIN “A TALE OF TWO CITIES”,
A NEW LONDON OF “GREAT POTENTIAL” ALWAYS GIVING WAY TO A CITY OF
ACTUALITY. A CITY OF “WHY” INSTEAD OF “WHY NOT”.A CITY OF “CONSTANT PIE”, WHERE SOMEONE MUST
LOSE, INSTEAD OF AN “EXPANDING PIE”, WHERE EVERYONE CAN WIN.
WHO ARE NEW LONDONERS? GREAT,
PUBIC SPIRITED VOLUNTEERS; FOLKS WHO “JUST DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED”;
INDIVIDUALS MOTIVATED ONLY BY SELF-INTEREST AND ARROGANT IGNORANCE;
WHO KNEW WHY THEY CAME TO NEW LONDON…AND NOW KNOW WHY THEY ARE LEAVING;
GOOD PEOPLE WHO, AFTER HAVING BEEN APPOINTED TO SOME PUBLIC OFFICE,
OR OTHERWISE, MUTATE INTO NARROW AND UNIMAGINATIVE BUREAUCRATS. THIS
ARE ESPECIALLY DAMAGING WHEN THEIR POWER COMES FROM POLITICAL
NOT FROM PUBLIC ELECTION. IN THIS CASE, I REFER SPECIFICALLY TO THE
AND ZONING COMMISSION, A POLITICALLY APPOINTED BODY WITH LEGISLATIVE
SHOULD BE – AND WAS IN THE PAST – ELECTED.
NEW LONDON HAS ONCE
AGAIN SNATCHED DEFEAT OUT OF GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
OUR ORGANIZATION, ACTING
UNDER A MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ON BEHALF OF THE
CONTINUE OUR EFFORT TO KEEP HISTORIC SITES INCLUDING NEW LONDON HARBOR
LIGHTHOUSE OPEN TO MEANINGFUL PUBLIC ACCESS. WE ARE A HISTORICAL AND
EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION, A STEWARD OF THE PEOPLE.WE ARE NOT A REAL ESTATE ENTITY; NOR ARE WE A
WILL CHALLENGE THE POOR AND LAZY
IMPLEMENTATION OF ZONING REGULATIONS. WE WILL APPEAL ON PROCEDURAL
SHAMEFUL AND PRECIPITATE ACTION OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS.WE WILL SEEK TO RETURN THE
ZONING COMMISSION TO AN ELECTED BODY. WE WILL WIN ON THE OBVIOUS FACTS
FEDERAL COURT CASE…AND THEN WILL QUESTION ABUSE OF PROCESS. AND WE WILL
IN THAT CASE FEDERAL PRE-EMPTION OF LOCAL ZONING LAWS.
SO: STAY TUNED.
A. SPRECACE, M.D., J.D., PRESIDENT, NEW LONDON MARITIME SOCIETY –
Today on TV I heard a commentator refer to Bill Clinton's history with
women as "alleged and confirmed peccadillos".
There was a very long time when such actions used to be called "IN
MONDAY, May 23,
THIS IS HOW THEY DO
IT IN POLITICO-LAND...
and with such an angelic face.
the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who
comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to
shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an
to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace,
origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every
American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided
here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also,
American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We
room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And
room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American
Planning and Zoning Commission tonight defeated our Zoning Amendment
Application applicable to sites on the National Historic Register, like
New London Harbor Lighthouse.
Classic New London.
COMMENTS FOLLOWING P&Z MEETING, 5/19, 2016
– THE NLMS / CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM – WISH TO THANK THE
MANY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US IN THIS
THEIR NAMES ARE LISTED ON OUR WEB-SITE. THANK YOU, FRIENDS.
IS AGAIN “A TALE OF TWO CITIES”, A NEW LONDON OF “GREAT
POTENTIAL” ALWAYS GIVING WAY TO A CITY OF DISAPPOINTING ACTUALITY. A
“WHY” INSTEAD OF “WHY NOT”. A CITY OF “CONSTANT PIE”, WHERE
LOSE, INSTEAD OF AN “EXPANDING PIE”, WHERE EVERYONE CAN WIN.
WHO ARE NEW LONDONERS? GREAT, PUBIC SPIRITED VOLUNTEERS; FOLKS
WHO “JUST DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED”; INDIVIDUALS MOTIVATED ONLY BY
SELF-INTEREST AND ARROGANT IGNORANCE; NEW-COMERS WHO KNEW WHY THEY CAME
LONDON…AND NOW KNOW WHY THEY ARE LEAVING; AND GOOD PEOPLE WHO, AFTER
BEEN APPOINTED TO SOME PUBLIC OFFICE, IMPORTANT OR OTHERWISE, MUTATE
NARROW AND UNIMAGINATIVE BUREAUCRATS. THIS LAST GROUP ARE ESPECIALLY
WHEN THEIR POWER COMES FROM POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS AND NOT FROM PUBLIC
ELECTION. IN THIS CASE, I REFER SPECIFICALLY TO THE PLANNING AND ZONING
COMMISSION, A POLITICALLY APPOINTED BODY WITH LEGISLATIVE POWERS THAT
– AND WAS IN THE PAST – ELECTED.
NEW LONDON HAS ONCE AGAIN
SNATCHED DEFEAT OUT OF GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
OUR ORGANIZATION, ACTING UNDER A MANDATE FROM THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ON BEHALF OF THE PUBLIC, WILL CONTINUE OUR
KEEP HISTORIC SITES INCLUDING NEW LONDON HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE OPEN TO
PUBLIC ACCESS. WE ARE A HISTORICAL AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION, A
THE PEOPLE. WE ARE NOT A REAL ESTATE ENTITY; NOR ARE WE A
WILL CHALLENGE THE POOR AND LAZY IMPLEMENTATION OF ZONING
REGULATIONS. WE WILL APPEAL ON PROCEDURAL GROUNDS THE SHAMEFUL AND
ACTION OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. WE WILL SEEK TO RETURN
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION TO AN ELECTED BODY. WE WILL WIN ON THE
FACTS THE FEDERAL COURT CASE…AND THEN WILL QUESTION ABUSE OF PROCESS.
WILL ASSERT IN THAT CASE FEDERAL PRE-EMPTION OF LOCAL ZONING
M.D., J.D., PRESIDENT, NEW LONDON MARITIME SOCIETY – CUSTOM HOUSE
MUSEUM. MAY 19, 2016
TUESDAY, May 17,
THE CHURCH: ONE,
HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC.
a powerful Statement. I do not totally agree, as reflected in some of
my many commentaries posted in the section "What's Right...and
Wrong...With the Catholic Church" ( in the "Abortion, Morality and
Ethics" section of this web site). But a true compass in our free-will
journey through life is invaluable.
A "PERFECT STORM" INDEED.
premise of Accountable Care Organizations is Unethical and will lead to
the demise of the ethical and patient - centered Medical Profession
long before anyone realizes it. It places for the first time ever
perverse incentives for the physician in direct opposition to the needs
of the patient.
Read the following, reproduced verbatim. Then see what you think as a
potential or actual patient.
If you don't like it, speak up now...or forever hold the pieces.
1964, after reading the national platforms of both the then -
Democratic and Republican Parties, I registered for the first time as a
Democrat. I remained in that Party until 1990, by which time
realized that the Party had left me for then - parts unknown. Shortly
thereafter, I joined the Republican Party, the Party of Ronald Reagan,
mind you, and not that weak sister of Rockefeller.
Now I see that I face a "fork in the road". And I will follow
Yogi Berra's wise counsel: I will take it.
In that journey, I have some other guidance.
the articles by Peggy Noonan, who replaces Charles Krauthammer for a
time - until he comes out of therapy for his rage against Donald Trump.
1) "SIMPLE PATRIOTISM TRUMPS IDEOLOGY", in WSJ April 30 - May 1, 2016,
2) "MR. TRUMP GOES TO WASHINGTON", in WSJ May 14-15, 2016, Opinion,
See also: "THE LAST GREAT REPUBLICAN RUPTURE", in WSJ April 30-May 1,
2016, Review, pC1.
COMIC RELIEF - or is it Espionage, read "Bring On A Third-Party
Candidate", by Jim VandeHel, (co-founder and former CEO of Politico),
in WSJ April 26, 2016, Opinion, pA13. That would guarantee a Democratic
win in November.
FOR HONESTY, SEE: "THE (UN)DEMOCRATIC PARTY", by Charles Blow, in
NYTimes April 4, 2016, pA19.
AND SEE TWO TOPICS THAT MATTER:
"WHY FREE SPEECH MATTERS ON CAMPUS", by Michael Bloomberg and Charles
Koch, in WSJ May 13, 2016, Opinion, pA13. See also an article
referenced earlier in this section by Nicholas Kristol.
AMERICANS CAN'T VOTE", Editorial, NYTimes April 17, 2016, pSR10. Here,
however, remember that the Left - collapsing Times wants everyone to
vote, regardless of eligibility or legal right, and preferably all
those dependent on or just enjoying Government largess...ie Democratic
From the beginning of this campaign / reality show, my touchstones have
remained the same:
1) ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE, and
2) THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
See the Category on this web site entitled "Public Education
also the recent article in the WSJ (Monday, May 2, 2016, Opinion, pA15)
entitled: THE UNION WAR ON CHARTER SCHOOL PHILANTHROPISTS".
has changed. The Teachers' Unions and their supporters continue to
deserve the apt description given to the tobacco industry in the late
and these far - out Lefties and these Black whores ( I mean "leaders")
are your friends, those whom you are depending on?
"VALUE-BASED MEDICAL CARE".
Sounds like a no-brainer, right?
Not when your Government defines and implements it!
fact, although our Health Care Regulators are doing as much as possible
to make it sound like "motherhood and apple pie", THE DRIVER FOR THIS
PLAN IS REDUCTION IN HEALTH CARE COSTS, at any cost.
vehicle for this trip is inherently UNETHICAL: rewarding physicians for
providing less health care, and punishing them for providing more
health care...perverse incentives that for the first time place the
interests of physicians in opposition to the interests and needs of
It is RATIONING ON STEROIDS, couched in such
reasonable terms as "evidence-based medicine", "efficient health care
delivery" and "patient satisfaction".
NOW HEAR THIS: That's
exactly how I have always practiced Medicine in my 59 years as a
physician. But that will not shield me from being crippled with yet
more demands for "documentation" beginning in 2017; and it will not
prevent me from being penalized 4% of my receivables beginning in 2019
unless I want a 4% increase by cheating my patients of the care they
need. That's what we're talking about, without the sugar-coating.
ABOVE IS DIRECTED MAINLY TO THE PATIENT / PUBLIC. For the
Regulators don't give a damn about what physicians and other health
care providers care or say. They do care about what the voters
So: "DON'T JUST STAND THERE. DO SOMETHING", for a change.
Here is a very pithy Italian word that literally translates as "ENOUGH".
The following are my current offerings that fit this conclusion:
1) "BLACK LIVES MATTER".
surely do. From the pervasive attitude of Black males toward Black
women: the mothers and grandmothers who raised them under difficult
circumstances (including 70% without fathers in the household)...after
they had succeeded in avoiding rampant abortion rates among Black
mothers; from cynical liberal (generally Democratic) politicians who
offered them "self-image", which can only be personally earned, and
also offered them all manner of generous hand-outs without any need for
self-actuation or personal responsibility; to decades-long blind
support for a failed public school school system again foisted on them
by the Democratic Party, a wholly - owned subsidiary of the corrupt and
entirely self-serving Teachers Unions; to the execrable "Black
Leadership" who stress - and often invent - "Racism" when it most often
does not exist any longer, all for personal gain; to an embrace of
drugs and death as "a way out".
Too many in the Black Community
have swallowed all of this poison for decades. Too long!
they are not victims. They are now perpetrators of
Also see: "THE DANGER OF THE 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' MOVEMENT", BY Heather
MacDonald, in Imprimis (Hillsdale.Edu), April 2016.
In the last two weeks of readings in the "Media", we have clear
evidence of how low what now passes for our "culture" has fallen,
book-ends enclosing one cancerous cause:
a) a Parade of Whores. See the cover photo and the related article in
The New York Times Magazine, May 8, 2016;
b) the book review on "Grit" featured in the Non-Fiction section of The
New York Times Book Review, same edition;
a disappointing article by David Brooks entitled "Putting Grit In Its
Place", (NYTimes Tuesday, May 10), suggesting to me that he may need a
PET scan of the brain;
d) "A Confession of Liberal Intolerance:
We're big on diversity, but not when it comes to conservatives in
academia", by Nicholas Kristof, NYTimes Sunday, May 8, Sunday Review,
THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS ROAMS THE WORLD,
currently mainly in the garb of ISIS and the other fundamentalist
darkness is required, including by means of the complete refusal of
this Administration to acknowledge the obvious. Thus:
and other sources of Light need not apply.
HERE'S AN "AHA" MOMENT.
you drive anywhere, and especially if you listen - at almost any time
of day - to the New York City traffic news, you recognize the excessive
speed, the recklessness, and the resulting number of "accidents" that
totally disrupt vehicular traffic. Most of these are not
"accidents" but inevitable events simply waiting to happen.
What to do?
1) Replace "No Fault" with "Fault" in insurance coverage and in
If culpable in a "Fault" incident, the driver loses his driver's
license for one year. A second such incident results in a
year suspension. If a person drives despite a suspended
he loses his license permanently and gets one year in jail, for the
initial event, to think about it.
3) Use the technology described in this article to provide proof of
excessive speed and/or recklessness.
Will our fearless leaders propose and pass such legislation, with the
likely loss of votes and political contributions?
And the Far Left needs to know
what Admiral Yamamoto knew in 1941, after having studied in America
before his attack on Pearl Harbor, and warning his superiors about
their intent to invade America.
"YOU MUST KNOW THAT IN AMERICA THERE IS A GUN BEHIND EVERY BLADE OF
American Left’s desire to crush Liberty and dissent in order to
“fundamentally transform the United States of America” has reached
metastatic levels. In the last three weeks alone, the following stories
have surfaced. All of which indicate we are well on our way toward
relinquishing our birthright. Even worse, millions of Americans are
apparently more than willing to do so.
this week the
Supreme Court heard arguments in the United States v. Texas case that
will determine whether a president can unilaterally rewrite immigration
law. If SCOTUS rules in Barack Obama’s favor, the separation of powers
outlined in the first three articles of the Constitution will be
rendered moot and, as political analyst Charles Krauthammer wryly
observed, “you can send Congress home.” And the Left is not content to
stop there. A coalition of 118 cities and counties have filed a legal
brief asserting they will lose up to $800 million in economic benefits
if large numbers of illegal aliens remain subject to deportation.
the IRS has admitted it abides the use of fraudulent Social Security
numbers used by illegal aliens to process tax payments — and refunds.
in New York and California, Democratic attorneys general Eric
Schneiderman and Kamala Harris are pursuing fraud investigations
against Exxon, based on the premise they can “prosecute persons and
institutions with nonconforming views on global warming,” writes
National Review’s Kevin Williams. “Prosecuting political institutions
and businesses for political activism is brown-shirt business.”
the Obama administration, already under fire for its determination to
flood America with Syrian “refugees,” announced it will reduce its
vetting process to three months, instead of 18-24 months. They claim
the reduced time is necessary to handle a sped-up “surge operation”
whose population is 99% Sunni Muslim. Even more insulting, Gina Kassem,
the regional refugee coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, noted
the administration’s target of 10,000 refugees “is a floor and not a
ceiling, and it is possible to increase the number.”
using the Fair Housing Act as a club, the Obama administration is
forcing cities to embrace “diversity” that consists of building
low-income housing in affluent neighborhoods nationwide. This forced
integration scheme is political gerrymandering in disguise, and it is
aimed at taking peoples' basic property rights and the constitutionally
protected right of free association and tossing them on the ash heap of
in North Carolina, the federal government
threatens to withhold billions of dollars in federal aid for schools,
highways and housing unless the state repeals a law restricting local
authorities from over-riding state law that restricts the use of
bathrooms transgender people can use. The Rainbow Mafia’s corporate
hitmen are boycotting the state, aligning themselves with the idea that
self-identification, and not genital makeup, is the only criterion that
can be used to determine access. Not only to bathrooms, but locker
rooms, and membership on sports teams as well. Tennessee will be the
next state targeted by federal government’s wrath.
French President Francois Hollande referred to “Islamist terrorism” at
a meeting with Obama in early April, the White House initially deleted
the phrase from its audio translation, only to restore it when
questioned about the deletion. “The Obama administration must be aware
that in the 1930s, the Soviet Union wiped clean all photos, recordings
and films of Leon Trotsky on orders from Josef Stalin,” writes
historian Victor Davis Hanson. “Trotsky was deemed politically
incorrect, and therefore his thoughts and photos simply vanished.”
an astounding video taken at the University of Washington shows
students struggling to disagree with a 5'-9" Caucasian male’s assertion
that he is a 6'-5" Chinese female first-grader. “These are actual
college students,” writes columnist Rod Dreher. “Adults who have the
right to vote. And their reason is so compromised that they are unsure
what the man in front of them is, so terrified are they of saying the
wrong thing. … These people are ripe for dictatorship. They will not
let themselves see reality if it offends against the party line.”
in a vote at Stanford University, efforts by a group of students to
restore a class requirement in Western Civilization was rejected by 85%
the student body, and a student suspected of writing an article in
support of the measure was suspended from a low-income advocacy group
known as the Stanford First-Generation Low Income Partnership. A column
in campus newspaper, The Stanford Daily, warned that passing such a
proposal “would necessitate that our education be centered on upholding
white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive
systems that flow from Western civilizations.”
tenth, in a
speech at the Vatican, Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
insisted that Americans “must reject the foundations of this
contemporary [capitalist] economy as immoral and unsustainable,”
further insisting that we must “redirect our efforts and vision to the
common good.” Perhaps Sanders could explain why forcibly taking the
fruits of one American’s labor and giving it to another is moral, and
which group of leftist elites who believe they own the franchise on
“enlightened thinking” gets to define “common good” — using coercive
government as their vehicle for doing so.
no mistake: The
same American Left that purportedly champions dissent, diversity,
tolerance and inclusion utterly rejects anyone or anything that
deviates from their definition of the terms. Moreover, they are at best
intent on intimidating those opposing views — or, at worst,
criminalizing those views at worst.
vigilance is the
price of liberty,” Thomas Jefferson reminds us. Ronald Reagan put it
this way: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from
extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It
must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our
children’s children what it was once like in the United States where
men were free.”
sunset years are upon us. It’s time to fight back.
Davis Hanson, The Hoover Institution
SUNDAY, May 8,
WHY TRUMP LEADS.
So it wasn't just a bad dream.
ALL OF THE SUDDEN…. What
many in America today feel…!
Why Trump Leads "All
Of A Sudden....Seven Short Years Have
Obama there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam
in America. All
of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the
bible are banned in
of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for
Islamic prayer in schools, airports and businesses. All
of a sudden we must stop serving pork in prisons. All
of a sudden we are inundated with law suits by Muslims who are
offended by American culture. All
of a sudden we must allow burkas to be worn everywhere even
though you have no idea who or what is covered up under them. All
of a sudden Muslims are suing employers and refusing to do
their jobs if they personally deem it conflicts with Sharia Law. All
of a sudden the Attorney General of the United States vows to
prosecute anyone who engages in anti-Muslim speechќ. All
of a sudden, Jihadists who engage in terrorism and openly
admit they acted in the name of Islam and ISIS, are emphatically
are NOT Islamic by
our leaders and/or their actions are determined NOT to be
terrorism, but other nebulous terms like "workplace violence." All
of a sudden, it becomes Policy that Secular Middle East
dictators that were benign or friendly to the West, must be replaced by
Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood. All
of a sudden our troops are withdrawn from Iraq and the middle
east, giving rise to ISIS. All
of a sudden, America has reduced its nuclear stockpiles to
1950 levels, as Obama’s stated goal of a nuke-free America by the time
of a sudden, a deal with Iran must be made at any cost, with a
pathway to nuclear weapons and HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars handed
fund their programs. All
of a sudden America APOLOGIZES to Muslim states and sponsors
of terror worldwide for acts of aggression, war and sabotage THEY
against our soldiers. All
of a sudden, the American Navy is diminished to 1917 Pre-World
War I levels of only 300 ships. The Army is at pre-1940 levels. The Air
scraps 500 planes and planned to retire the use of the A-10 Thunderbolt
air support fighter. A further draw down of another 40,000
personnel is in progress. All
of a sudden half of our aircraft carriers are recalled for
maintenance by Obama rendering the Atlantic unguarded, NONE are in the
of a sudden Obama has to empty Guantanamo Bay of captured
Jihadists and let them loose in Jihad-friendly Islamic
states. He demands
to close the facility. All
of a sudden America will negotiate with terrorists and trade
FIVE Taliban commanders for a deserter and Jihad sympathizer. All
of a sudden there is no money for American poor, disabled
veterans, jobless Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans
is endless money for Obama’s Syrian refugeeќ resettlement
of sudden there is an ammunition shortage in the USA. All
of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do after a
mass shooting by two Jihadists, is disarm American Citizens. *
All of a sudden, the President of the United States cannot
attend the Christian Funerals of a Supreme Court Justice and a former
Lady because of previous (seemingly unimportant) commitments. ...
"By his fruits you will know him." All
of a sudden, I am sick to my stomach.
TUESDAY through SATURDAY, May 3 through 7,
following the Presidential Primary campaigns over the last several
months, I have been consistent throughout in my commentaries in this
Rapid Response section:
1) ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE;
2) THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE MUST PREVAIL OVER ALL ELSE.
comes Donald Trump as the "presumptive" Republican candidate for
President...and the Earth has suddenly begun rotating much faster in a
feeding frenzy against Trump. The President, Hillary, Senator
Elizabeth Warren, the totally co-opted national media, some
"presumptive" Republicans, the beaten would-be President candidates,
the many talking heads emerging like so many mushrooms in a dank and
In fact, everyone including both those who are not
longer capable of rational thought (eg. "2+2=5 or 6 or 7, but never 4),
and those whistling while running by their perceived cemetery.
EVERYBODY, THAT IS, EXCEPT THE PEOPLE.
Now comes a bit of truth and logic: an article by Eugene Robinson
published in the Washington Post recently entitled:
"Trump Fills Vacuum Left By The Republican Party".
all of these circumstances, Donald Trump has a challenge at least as
taxing as would be his Presidency if elected BY THE PEOPLE.
must remain true to himself and true to his people. He must avoid being
goaded into perpetual negative sound-bites; and he must be specific
regarding his philosophy, strategy and tactics of governance - in a
Nation that must restore good governance after nearly 8 terrible years,
and in a world that is increasingly non-governable.
Meanwhile, I will hold to my consistent positions.
MITT ROMNEY: A LOSER, AND NOW EITHER INSANE OR INSANELY JEALOUS.
Such an action would guarantee the accession of Bonnie and Clyde to the
Throne of America.
It would also guarantee massive nation-wide disobedience - and probably