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"Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent
alliances with any portion of the foreign world.."
George Washington (1796)
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should
be our motto."
Thomas Jefferson (1799)
"The ongoing migration of persons to the United States
in violation of our laws is a serious national problem
detrimental to the interests of the United States." -
Ronald Reagan, 1981
never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It
does so because honor is, finally, about defending those
noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if
it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean
social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution,
or as always, even death itself. The question remains:
What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What
is worth living for?" -
William J. Bennett in a
lecture to the U. S. Naval Academy, Nov 24, 1997
STAR: A journey through the solar system
I am NOT a Democrat and I do not think you should be
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Taking part in the political process is
NOT an option... It is a responsibility.
writer Submission by John Porter. The Case for the Electoral
From: John Porter
To: Americans everywhere
December 4, 2016
I have been urged by many to explain the electoral college vs. popular
vote provision of our Constitution and the reasoning behind it. Closely analyzed
without bias political party thinking it shows the brilliance of the people we
call the founding fathers in establishing this type of voting system for
selecting a president. It is for that one government position only, because it
is the only government job for which we hire someone with a nation wide
We must remind ourselves, that when these men met to draft our
constitution, there was no Federal Government, only states with their individual
laws. Writing a Constitution was part of the process of forming the Federal
government. It was done in order to, by Constitutional law, set the powers the
states were willing to allow the Federal Government to have and the ones they
would retain, and protect the rights of the people which could not be infringed
upon by either.
The original proposal was to have the two branches of Congress together
elect the president. However, it was not adopted because that would be conceding
power to the Federal Government to elect the president. It being the only
elected position in the Federal Government representing all Americans, the
states rightfully and successfully argued that they would have no voice in
electing the president, and initiated the process at the state and local levels
by choosing electors from each state to vote for president. Well known leading
citizens were chosen, originally by state legislatures, now by the voters for
the special purpose of selecting the president. The electors would assemble and
cast the votes allotted to that state. The number of votes allotted were the
state's number of Representatives and Senators combined. Their model for this
was the very structure of the Constitutional Convention itself, where each state
had a number of delegates representing that state.
Even though it does not function exactly as the Founders originally
intended, the Electoral College remains today an essential Constitutional
safeguard of, not only American Individual Liberty, but of the liberty of the
states from the Federal Government. As stated, each state is allotted as many
electoral votes as it has senators and members of the House of Representatives.
To become president of the United States of America, a person must, even today,
win the national election state by state. We speak of "the presidential
election" when, including Washington D. C., there are actually 51 separate
elections for president. The United States is a nation of 50 separate and
sovereign states. The electoral college gives your state a voice in electing the
There is much talk to eliminate the electoral college and elect the
president by popular vote. One group is headed up by Eric Holder with the
financial support of other Liberal Progressives, and they are determined to do
it. If successful, it would completely transform the office. The person elected
to it would in effect become the president of the big cities of America, and the
last trace of independent self government guaranteed the individual states by
the Constitution's electoral college system would be lost forever. We must
preserve and protect the Electoral College at any cost.
I here give you an example of what could, and would in fact have
happened on November 8, 2016 if we had a national popular election instead of
the Electoral College. This, I hope, will help one understand the true wisdom of
the writers of our constitution. These numbers were put together on November 28
and there might have been a small number of votes still being tabulated in a few
counties across some states. Sources are, Election results from The Associated
Press, Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, and The Cook Political
The total popular vote count shows Donald Trump won the popular vote in
30 states and Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 20 states plus D.C.. The
total count for all states, Trump was 62,510,659,------Clinton was 64,817,808.
the difference is Clinton winning by 2,307,149. However, totaling all states
excluding California, Donald Trump won the popular vote. In California the vote
count was Clinton...8,292,775----Trump...4,276,750. Now, let's deduct Clinton's
California vote from her national vote..64,817,808 - 8,292,775 = 56,525,033.
Now let's deduct Trump's California vote from his national vote..62,510,659 -
4,276,750 = 58,233,909. The difference is Trump winning by 1,708,876.
So, in effect, Hillary Clinton was elected president of California and
Donald Trump was elected president of the rest of the country by a substantial
margin. This is the finest example I can relate to you of the wisdom of the
Electoral College system of electing the American President. It prevents the
vote of any one densely populated state from overriding the vote of all the
others. Ask yourself, "Do I really want California, or any other state, electing
the president for the rest of us?" Without the Electoral College that is exactly
what will happen.
Thank you and feel free to pass this to anyone you wish
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election ends 11-08-2016... Vote Trump - Straight Republican ticket!
voting continues in the RUNOFF ELECTIONS. You can vote in this
RunOff Election if you are a registered voter even if you did not vote
in the Primary. So for those of you who registered late and were
not able to vote, now you can! This is a whole new election
just for those races where a Majority winner was required and there
wasn't any winner. The top two candidates in that race are in the
RunOff. See my recommendations...
04-24-2016: State wide
election for Cities and Schools: This section mainly pertains
to voting in the City of Lewisville and the Lewisville Independent
School District. However, the same dates apply statewide.
Check with your City and School district for sample ballots and exact
Early Voting Dates:
Monday – Saturday; April 25 – 30, 2016; 8am – 5pm
Monday – Tuesday; May 2 – 3, 2016; 7am – 7pm
Denton County Early Voting Locations:
Cities and Schools Election Day –
Saturday; May 7, 2016; 7am-7pm
Denton County Election Day Voting Locations:
LISD: I left everything blank except contested races:
Place 4: Katherine Sells
Place 5: Jenny Proznik
CITY OF LEWISVILLE:
There were no contested races.
Voted FOR both propositions for the Sales Tax for Fire and Police.
02-28-2016: THIS IS WHY I AM VOTING FOR TRUMP!
Listen to this message.. The Real Donald Trump
Story. Never mind the lies and distortion of the corrupt Liberal Media. This time, the American People will follow the truth.
. Then watch a few others that follow.
02-25-20166: Trump vs
I am troubled by the stance a few of my fellow Christians have
taken against me for wanting Trump to be president instead of Cruz (my second
choice).... I have always received that kind of hateful treatment from the
liberals and other democrat types.... But the anger for my opinion
is really odd. Anyway, I am not angry... May the best
candidate win right????
Although Cruz is my second choice because all the others are frankly worthless. It's easy to listen to the lies and misleading information if you do not want to
take the time to find the truth. Like I stated in my last post...
Watch that video I mentioned in my last post, especially starting about the 14 minute mark when
Megan Kelly is interviewing Cruz through the Bill O'Reilly question to Trump on
the topic of illegal immigration. Cruz does not directly answer the
question - never does. But Watch the whole video if you can.
Matthew 7:13-14 ESV: “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few."
Understand the gist of why I used this verse.... I think many
of you are not paying attention and are believing what people are
telling you... Even I do not want you to blindly follow me without
learning for yourself. Trust but verify! Soooo back to
the issue at hand... A few friends are saying things that are not
exactly true about Trump and are saying a few things not exactly true about Cruz.
In November's General election, I can stand behind either of these two
and not vote for any democrat. In my opinion, I think all the
other candidates should suspend their campaign. I think it will
ultimately be Trump vs Cruz for this Primary.
As I have stated before, I do not like everything Trump says or
how he says it.... but I have to admit, he speaks truth. How many
of you have actually gone to and read
Site for his positions and read his press releases? Not many
that is for sure. There is logic there. Now let's talk about
- Illegal Immigration - If you watched the video as mention above, you
will see that Cruz never answers the question. Trump says what ALL of
you have been saying. Trump has been saying it for years...
- Abortion: Many of my fellow Christians have seen Cruz's ad on TV and say that they
will never vote for Donald Trump because he believes in Abortion - this is
NOT true. Trump has always hated abortion but we will come to this
Let's put this in perspective. If you read my stand on
you will know that I am not either according to the politically correct
definition. I am strictly Anti-Abortion and I want to over turn Roe-vs-Wade
but that is going to take an Act of Congress. Trump knows this, do
you? Keep in mind he will be making an oath to uphold the law and
protect the Constitution, your rights, etc....
- Cruz is misleading and lying to you. His message is that Trump
believes in killing babies. After watching the two points below, once
you have seen these videos, how can you say Trump believes in Abortion?
Cruz is a lawyer but he made you believe as such. As a lawyer he will
defend his position by saying that Trump is Pro-Choice. But in
reality, Trump is Anti-Abortion but believes that you have the right to have
a choice because the law says you do..
- First watch Cruz's misleading ad - Pay attention to the
heavily edited Section of Trump saying that he is Pro-Choice
back in 1999.
Click here and Watch it.
- Second I want you to watch the shortened interview from NBC
without all the misleading editing by Cruz. When watching
this 1999 interview when Trump was thinking about running, keep
in mind that he was very libertarian (very small government,
Liberty and Freedom are paramount). Basically he believes
in protecting your rights even if he disagrees with it.
There are laws that allow others to do things that we all
disagree with, however, he stands for your right of your
choice. I want to point out that even he has evolved since then. He has always
hated abortion, but now he does not want you to have the choice
since he understands it is a baby.
Watch the shortened NBC Video here.
- The Trump press release after Cruz's smear campaign with that edited video from 1999 which becomes a lie by Cruz. The message
from Cruz is that Trump is ok with abortion which he clearly is not if you
watched the video.
The Pro-life Press release.
- I am sure that you can find the videos if you want to take the
time to look for them but here is a nice list of quotes (there are a lot
more from other sources).... These quotes are from a 3rd party site but note the years and his change on your legal right to choose abortion which he always hated.
He has become less Libertarian and more Republican but keep in mind that it
will take SCOTUS or an Act of Congress to overturn the Choice law.
See the list with links....
- Obamacare: Health care is NOT a Constitutional Right.
Everyone has the opportunity to buy health care if they choose. It
is expensive because of the monopoly and lack of competition between
insurance companies and their so called territories. I think
people need to budget and make it a priority over their cable with a
sports and HBO package. I do not have cable but I do have
health insurance - just saying.... Both Trump and Cruz say they are
going to repeal Obamacare however....
- Cruz says he will repeal every bit of Obama care but doesn't really say
what he is going to do after that. Not clearly. In tonight's
debate, he started to repeat what Trump was saying but stopped short.
- Trump says he will repeal but leave in the issue that Insurance
companies must cover pre-existing conditions. He wants insurance to be
a private thing not a government thing. Trump wants to remove the monopolies
and remove the boundaries so that you can choose from any insurance company
from all the states. This will bring competition and if they want your
business, they will create a better policy for a lower price. It is up
to you to buy the insurance. If you do not buy any, then you do
without - just like before Obamacare - except that the market should bare
lower competitive prices. It is that simple. But Trump has a
caveat about the poor and wants hospitals to save lives and not turn a dying
person away. Everybody attacked Trump on that last part.
- Foreign Policy: The only one that has real experience with real
negotiations and business to business negotiations is Trump. Trump
says he will make it fair. At this time we are giving way too much
away. In my opinion Cruz does not say much with substance on this
topic that does not sound like political jargon.
- Military: Both say they want a strong military. I think
Trump is the only one that will make it stronger.
- Cruz wants to abolish IRS but I really do not think that will happen.
He wants a flat tax which I really like the idea.
- Trump lays out his tax plan on his website. It is a simpler
version of what we have now. It is better than what we have now but I
do favor a flat tax better. Overall, I think Trump's idea is more
achievable than Cruz's idea.
I could go on and on but overall, I think Trump is the better choice.
I will be voting for Trump in this Primary and hope he is the nominee
for the November ballot. I think Trump is the ONLY republican
candidate that can possibly beat Hillary Clinton. I think Cruz
will lose miserably against Clinton if he wins the primary.
- John Gorena.
02-18-20166: The Case for Trump....
|Well, as you know, I am a fan
of Joe Dan Gorman of
www.IntellectualFroglegs.com. As he describes himself, "Joe Dan Gorman is the creator and producer of Intellectual Frog Legs. When he is not creating and producing stuff, he is busy eating meat, playing guitar and defending the Constitution from liberal zombies."
AND his videos are a hoot for conservatives. I want to bring
attention to his latest video - all are quirky and interesting.
This one is a must see if you are not sure about Cruz or Trump.
Gorman is a Trump fan as am I. He just gets the point across
better. For Example, Gorman Says, "I don’t agree with everything Trump says nor the way he says it… but I agree with the important stuff. And when the stakes are so high—I don’t want a rookie serving as executive..
I’m looking at resumes—a work history. Period. Promises from lawyers and politicians, we’ve heard every election.."
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