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Mr McCain

August 4, 2017

Mr. McCain, what you did on the floor in the senate amounts to nothing more than turning your back on the people who re-elected you on the basis that you would vote to repeal the A.C.A., when it was brought up onto the floor in the senate.

What exactly did the Democratic Party promise you in the form of quid pro quo to get you and Ms. Susan Collins and Ms. Lisa Murkowski to vote against the repeal bill. It is not your place to decide what type of insurance I or anyone else will buy in the form of health insurance.

In your rush to protest what President Trump said on the campaign trail was really beneath you as a former military member. You have utterly disgraced the military as a whole and the uniform you wear at times. You gave up your honor, integrity, and spit upon the oath that you gave as an enlisted man into the military. You have totally disgraced all the branches of the military and the men and women who served before you, served with you, and that are currently serving in the military. So what are you getting from the democrats for voting no….

Your no vote just inflicts more monetary pain upon the people who re-elected you. But what do you care, when we the taxpayers are subsidizing the health care premiums that you pay each month. Your tantrum disgraced the senate chambers, you sounded like a woman experiencing her first period.

The repeal was to put health insurance cost controls back where it needs to be in the hands of the consumers not the likes of you. As a single older male and just because of my age and the state that I currently live in, my monthly premium would be 978.00 a month with a 100.00 dollar deductible for both docotors visits and prescription copays.

I need basic health care and catastrophic health insurance, I do not need to pay additionally for children medical care, and or health care for a woman.

By your actions, I have to decide do I pay my mortgage or do I pay my health insurance premiums, because of your selfish actions which is a national embarassement.

You pretend that you are a republican but you vote with the democrats 80% of the time against your own party. Either grow the balls that you had as a pilot and stop campaigning on the fact that you were a POW. It’s time to honor the promises that you made to the people of Arizona to repeal the A.C.A. And get rid of Obama illegals actions.

Retire and let a true conservative take your seat in the senate since you have lost your honor, and integrity by selling out to the democrats.

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Decoration Day or Memorial Day

May 27, 2017

On May 5th 1868, General John A. Logan declared that May 30th would be known as Decoration Day Nation wide, that date was chosen because it held no significance as an anniversary of any past battle in America.

This day is set aside for the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice by giving their all, its also to honor those who are currently serving and for those who have served in the military for this nation willing and for those who were drafted as well.

We have places in this country who are attempting to whitewash history by removing monuments to soldiers and generals and important figures from the civil war. It is because of the civil war that we have Decoration Day/Memorial Day, the civil war was not fought over slavery but it eventually has been taught that is all it was about.

Prior to the start of the civil war, the federal government was taxing raw products and finished products that came from the southern states. The representatives in the house and in the senate told the federal government that if the excess taxation did not stop that they would leave the union and form their on nation. About that time the southern states were also looking at freeing all slaves and giving each male slave a 1/4 or 1/2 acre for each year they lived on a plantation.

In President Lincoln’s own words “we can not let the southern states leave for they fund the federal government” The federal government struck first by invading the southern states to prevent succession of the southern states.

President Lincoln issued the Emancepation Proclamation, on January 1st 1863, freeing all slaves, there was caveat to his speech, it only affected the slaves in the southern states while the civil war was going on. It wasn’t until 4 years later that the slaves in the northern states and southern states that was loyal to the union were freed.

Prior to the civil war as I had stated the southern states were looking into freeing the slaves the same at Russia had in 1859. Prior to Lincoln starting the war with a surprise attack on Charleston harbor on April 8th 1861, to occupy Fort Sumter which at that time was a federal tax collection fort. The southern states were starting the process of freeing the slaves. The occupation of Fort Sumter by the federal government military and navy altered that course of action by the southern states.

After the civil war had ended and congress initiated the process of reconstruction which in turn allowed for people from the northern states to move to the southern states became known as carpet baggers. It as during the era of reconstruction that majority of the representatives from the southern states were former slaves that were freed by Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation. The southern Democratic Party had created its response to the reconstruction time period which became known as the KKK party.

The klan was created as a response to the northern states using reconstruction era to have blacks in congress. The klan terroized and even killed blacks to get their point across. Up until the civil rights bill as passed by congress in the 1960’s, there was 7 other attempts to pass civil rights legislation by congress but the democrats in congress blocked them all.

It as the democrats that created the Jim Crow laws, the separate but equal education system, the whites only and blacks only laws. It was the democrats in power in the southern states that used the police, the police dogs, water cannons, and the states national guards against the civil rights marchers in the late 1950’s and the early 1960’s.

The civil rights bill that was voted on in the house in 1964 was filibustered by Al Gore Sr in the senate until another senator from Minnesota rewrote several sections that dealt with voting rights, the original version ould enshrine in the constitution the right to vote regardless color, religion, or gender, the rewritten version had it so that the senate had to revote on the voting rights act every so often, that is when enough democrats in the senate agreed to vote to pass the civil rights bill so the president could sign it into law.

What is now known as Memorial Day is because of the civil war, there were to many men killed during the civil war and to think we have people who have been elected feel it’s their right to remove monuments and to erase history because a few are offended by our nations past. To erase our past means that we as a nation are bound to repeat history. We need to embrace our past so that we do not repeat our past, but we are on the verge of repeating our past because a single political party prefers to keep groups of people as 2nd class citizens so that they will keep voting for them.

The civil war was not fought to keep a political party in power but to keep a young nation as a whole, every single soldier who has given their all in battle or in defense of this nation should be honored as well as those who are currently serving in the military and those who served and those who have retired from the military for they truly know what sacrifice truly means.

The song “If Your Reading This” best fits the term “giving it all”
It as first sung by Tim McGraw in 2007

If You’re Reading This
Tim McGraw
Lyrics
If you’re reading this
My Mommas sittin there
Looks like I only got a one way ticket over here
Sure wish I
Could give you one more kiss
And war was just a game we played when we were kids
I’m laying down my gun
I’m hanging up boots
I’m up here with God and we’re both watching over you
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home
If you’re reading this
Half way around the world
I won’t be there
To see the birth of our little girl
I hope she looks like you
I hope she fights like me
Stand up for the innocent and weak
I’m laying down my gun
I’m hanging up boots
Tell dad I don’t regret that I followed in his shoes
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home
If you’re reading this
There’s going to come a day
When you’ll move on
And find some one else
And that’s OK
Just remember this
I’m in a better place
Where soldiers live in peace
And angels sing amazing grace
So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home

There is another song that I will post the lyrics to as well for the soldiers who are still living, that fits them.

It’s sung by Toby Keith the title is American Soldier

Lyrics
I’m just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at ’em bright and early,
I’m all business in my suit,
Yeah, I’m dressed up for success,
From my head down to my boots.
I don’t do it for money
There’s bills that I can’t pay.
I don’t do it for the glory,
I just do it anyway.
Providing for our future’s my responsibility,
Yeah I’m real good under pressure,
Being all that I can be.
And I can’t call in sick on Mondays
When the weekends been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready
When the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I’m solid, hey I’m steady,
Hey I’m true down to the core.
And I will always do my duty,
No matter what the price,
I’ve counted up the cost,
I know the sacrifice.
Oh, and I don’t want to die for you,
But if dyin’s asked of me,
I’ll bear that cross with honor,
‘Cause freedom don’t come free.
I’m an American soldier, an American,
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty’s in jeopardy
I will always do what’s right,
I’m out here on the front lines,
So you can sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I’m an American,
American soldier,
An American

I found the soldiers Creed and its a good one and i hope that I am not offending anyone by just changing one word in the creed for it is meant to honor all soldiers.

A Soldiers Creed

I am an American Soldier.
I am a member of the United States Military – a protector of the greatest nation on earth.
Because I am proud of the uniform I wear, I will always act in ways creditable to the military service and the nation it is sworn to guard.
I am proud of my own organization. I will do all I can to make it the finest Military.
I will be loyal to those under whom I serve. I will do my full part to carry out orders and instructions given to me or my unit.
As a soldier, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored profession—that I am doing my share to keep alive the principles of freedom for which my country stands.
No matter what the situation I am in, I will never do anything, for pleasure, profit, or personal safety, which will disgrace my uniform, my unit, or my country.
I will use every means I have, even beyond the line of duty, to restrain my comrades from actions disgraceful to themselves and to the uniform.
I am proud of my country and its flag.
I will try to make the people of this nation proud of the service I represent, for I am an American Soldier.

Thank you for taking the time to read my view on Decoration Day/Memorial Day,
A ordinary mans view.

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The Big Lie

April 7, 2017

What’s surprising is for almost 6 months now the media and the Democratic Party has been feeding a lie to the American voters. Past history of the senate rules were changed by Harry Reid during the 108th congress(2003-2004) that required all President George W Bush judicial federal nominees be required to get 60 votes to be confirmed. Prior to this liberal democratic senate rule change it only took 50 or 51 votes to confirm a judge to the federal position.

It was Harry Reid and the senate democrats intent never to let a conservative judge be confirmed that were nominated by President George W Bush. Harry Reid once again with the majority being the Democratic Party in the senate, Harry Reid again changed the rules in 2013 for district court judges and for the appellate courts. Harry Reid called it the nuclear option but in reality it was just going back to the rules in the senate prior to 2003.

Prior to the rules changes in 2003, the U.S. Constitution only required a super majority in the senate to do the following five things: 1) presidential vetoes, 2) removing or impeaching federal officials, 3) ratifying treaties with two-thirds voting in favor., 4) expelling congressional members either in the house or the senate., 5) Consititutional amendments

Harry Reid’s intense hatred of anything conservative was always on display when he was the senate majority leader. Harry Reid saw that the best way to further advance policies the american tax payers didnt like was the judicial branch if it couldn’t get past congress.

All this moaning by the media about wrecking the history of the senate is total garbage, harry reid did all that in 2003 and then again in 2013 just for two reasons political agenda and political ideology. Case in point is the court case that redefined what marriage was, the court case occurred because the democrats created all gays into being victims. It came to a boiling point when congress passed the bill D.O.M.A.(Defense of marriage act) willingly signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1996.

In reality all federal agencies could have rewritten regulations that permitted the recognition of gays being married without involving congress or the judicial branch. Because judges are appointed for life and can only be removed thru the impeachment process the judicial decisions often affect all americans nationwide. A small segment of gays who were tired of being the poster kid of victimization for the Democratic Party chose to go the judicial court route to get what they wanted after being lied to and bilked by the democrats for over 30 years.

It gets tiresome to hear over and over the untruths uttered by the legacy main stream media and the democrats on a daily basis. All Mitch McConnell is doing is bringing the senate judicial nominees rules back to pre-2003 and pre-harry reid.

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Bedloe’s Island

February 1, 2017

The progressive democrats and the main stream media are once again trying to revise history of this nation, this time they are trying to revise what the statue of Lady Liberty actually stands for. Below will be a history lesson to counter the lies the media and the progressive democrats are trying to revise.

The work started on the statue in 1870 where the french govt and the french people would fund the building of the statue while the United States at that time would fund and build the pedestal that Lady Liberty would be placed upon.

The french artist Bartholdi, had specifically chosen what everything on lady liberty was to represent. The crown and the seven spires or rays represented the sun, the seven seas, and the seven continents, to enlighten the world in addition to the torch.

The broken chains at the feet of lady liberty represents freedom and democracy, the tablet in her one arm and hand represent the book evoking the law and the year of the United States independence. The torch symbolizes freedom, hope and the future. The torch was meant to imply that at night, lady liberty’s light would guide those seeking freedom at night.

The poem that senator schummer and Nancy pelosi were repeating and it didnt help with the ignorance of chuck todd asking pelosi what the Statue of Liberty pin is for and its a total lie.

Emma Lazarus was a refugee advocate in the late 1800’s and was asked in 1883 to write a poem that would be auctioned off to raise funds for the pedestal to be built to hold lady liberty. The poem is in no way connected to the Statue of Liberty it was cast in bronze and sits in the main room of the pedestal foundation, by no means has it ever been part of Lady Liberty which was given as a gift from France as a gift to signify an alliance and friendship between the two countries. Her poem was cast in bronze in 1903 and placed in the main room of the pedestal, 17 years after the statue had been fully erected and dedicated.

On October 28th, 1886 lady liberty had been fully reassembled on the pedestal on bedloe’s island which was then renamed Liberty Island in 1956 and 1.1 miles separate liberty island and Ellis island.

Its a total sham what the progressive democrats are doing in trying to revise history and the true meaning of Lady Liberty.

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Pepsi And The NFL

December 30, 2016

Pepsi is sponsoring a contest “Win An Unreal NFL Experience”, why would I even consider registering to take part in the contest since its being wrecked by individual players and the NFL think tank thinking to keep the female viewer they need to soften the sport to appeal to the women.

Colin Kapernick, and his idiotic stunt of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem is ludicrous since he grew up literally middle class. Had Collin taken the time to know what he was protesting, he would not have done what he did, but like most pampered sports atheletes they only see the media coverage as the end result, thinking it will make them a house hold name.

The reason that i literally gave up watching pro sports in general happened in 2011 when Sam Hurd was arrested for starting a drug distribution ring, then part of his plea agreement he rolled over on his suppliers and his dealers to get a better deal, he was sentenced to 15 years.

Sam Hurd had bragged about how his college coach had taught him how to set up a drug distribution ring. It was then that I had decided to just give up watching or following any sports teams because the individual players are not in it for the team but just personal self glory over the good of the team.

Now the sports season are just temporary nuisances that are reduced to just a fly flying around my head. I watch netflix, vudu, hulu, amazon, and a very few actual tv shows. Will I try and watch the super bowl, yes but only for the new tv ads being shown.

The NFL rules changes are really stupid, even to watch its painful. To keep it interesting the NFL, the uses its media consulting group to create an image of alleged chaos. I use too listen to the ESPN radio talking heads, i stopped because they have become political and P.C., listening to them has become very painful and i even cancelled my ESPN account because of what they have become. I do not need talking heads to tell me how to think or that my views of situations are either right or wrong.

I saw in the news that ESPN is losing millions of fans and people who pay to have the ESPN premium package all year round. Disney has ruined espn and are on the verge of wrecking the NFL.

As a former fan of pro sports, I want to watch and enjoy the game not get lectured for my incorrect views. I will continue to avoid sports in general because of this stupid desire by the feel good elites to make pro sports into games based on rules little kids play by.

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1945

November 11, 2016

During President Truman’s presidency he pushed for his own version of universal health care but the AMA called in socialized medicine it was quickly defeated. Congress in 1945 passed the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which gave the states the right to regulate the health insurance industry in their respective states.

That act allowed the states to establish pre-existing exclusion time lines, it also allowed the states to pick and choose what health insurance companies were allowed to sell health insurance within state boundaries. This act basically established winners and losers in the health insurance industry. Currently health insurance companies are prohibited from selling cross state lines, the walls were established in 1945. The democrats have been trying for single payer health care since President Truman, every act passed by congress when controlled by the Democratic Party has been focused on one goal aka single payer.

Our nation is to diverse and to big for single payer health insurance, because of the larger cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, would use a larger share of a single payer government controlled budget. Health insurance has always been a private industry product purchased by consumers, or the consumers opt to pay the doctors directly for a higher discount.

I experienced direct payments to doctors offices for a few years and noticed that I received a discount due to paying in cash where the doctors billing office had no paperwork to fill out for the insurance company. The McCarran-Ferguson act in effect established monopolies within each state.

The 1974 act and then the 1996 act in an inverse way helped insurance costs to skyrocket, its congress is why the cost of insurance has been going up by preventing the free market to decide the winners and losers or who merges with who. Its time to let the consumers to decide instead of trying to establish single payer, costs would decline if all 1500 insurance companies were allowed to compete in the free market.

Another way to dramatically reduce costs is to limit what lawyers can be paid in malpractice court cases. Costs vary for doctors and nurses depending on their specialty. For an OB/GYN the Premium could be as high as 110,000 a year or more depending on the state they practice in.

By congressional act all health insurance companies have to carry a reserve to pay for claims and malpractice cases. some insurance companies use the interest off the reserves to pay for other items.

I’m hoping that Trump and congress pass a simple bill allowing all health insurance companies to compete in all 50 states, instead currently each state allows only a few insurance companies to operate within state boundaries, which actually artificially raises costs of premiums and cost of health care with in each state.

This was all done on purpose to eventually allow the democrats to gt single payer for the country, Single Payer nearly became an actual reality had hillary been elected, because that would have been the logical step in order to save the ACA aka obamacare. Obamacare was an illegal law to begin with since it originated in the senate instead of the house.

Harry Reid stripped the original written bill that was in the (HR3962), the affordable healthcare act as it was originally written was stripped of its original bill and became the patient protection and affordable care act. This was an illegal bill because it was a spending bill and all spending bills must originate in the house.

Because Scott Walker had been elected to replace ted kennedy, the democratic party no longer had 60 votes to stop a filibuster, so they used a process called reconciliation that’s used for budget bills only. both of the steps are illegal under the Constitution.

It’s been an illegal law because obama has been illegally funding thru other agencies since congress has refused to fund it. Obama has directed the secretary of the Health and Human Services agency to take the premiums paid and redirect the payments to the health insurance companies so that they do not leave the markets.

The health insurance companies are leaving the markets in each state because the age group they were promised that would purchase insurance are opting to pay the penalty and pay cash directly to their doctors. The insurance companies are experiencing huge losses because the healthy people are opting to pay the no insurance penalty.

If congress passes the bill to allow all 1500 health insurance companies to compete nationwide, they will also allow people to chose cafeteria style health insurance rather than uniform plans that are preset. honestly being as old as I am why do I need to have OB/GYN coverage, or pediatric coverage.

If we get cafeteria style health care plans, I know exactly how mine would be:
major medical
prescription coverage
yearly preventive heath care doctors visits
mental health
dental
eye coverage.
my coverage for this would be 175 a month and 15 for copays

My current coverage is for:
29 items relating to health care for women from the age 13 to 99
34 items relating to health care for children
22 items relating to male health care
no major medical – was told it didn’t conform to the ACA
eye care coverage
prescription coverage
total cost is 980 a month for the premium
co-pays 30 for doctors visits and prescriptions

As I read more, I will re-edit this post……

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Gun Control

June 23, 2016

I say give them the gun control, but they first must agree to totally enforce all current immigration laws regardless and approve of voter ID cards in all 50 states before gun control is voted on.  I say vote on enforcement of all current legal immigration laws that are on the books and put voter ID into the constitution permantly and stipulate that to get a voter ID card in your state the person must provide a legal drivers license, social security number(to be verified as being a legal social security number based on instant verification) and or a current and valid passport and legal birth certificate, and agree to the voter ID card will have the persons face and right thumb print on the card along with current address.

Then after the voter ID law has been in effect for 6 months and they agree never to challenge the voter ID and never bring up immigration reform again they get tighter gun control laws as long as another mass shooting that is done by another person based on religion then the gun controls go back to the previous levels before their gun controls.

It’s a valid and sane approach to all three issues, they get what they want and the country gets what it needs to be enforced.

Voter ID placed in the constitution with the requirement of the following on the voter ID card: this card is for voting only not a valid ID, a face picture and your right thumb print, and your current address.  The states provide voter ID cards at no cost to the citizens of each state as long as they have a valid drivers license, valid passport and valid security number based on instant check and or a valid birth certificate. Needing 3 of the 4 would be perfect.

Tie gun control to enforcing the current immigration laws on the books and get rid of the notion of anchor babies and tie gun control to voter ID