Who is John O. Brennan?

john brennan voted communistIn Texas, when you vote for a Democrat candidate in a primary election, you are officially classified as a Democrat. Likewise, when you vote for a Republican candidate in a primary election, you are officially classified as a Republican.

Brennan voted for a Communist candidate. In Texas, he would be classified as a communist.

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What more do we know about Mr. Brennan?

“When I hear [former CIA head] John Brennan with the venom that seems to be in his john brennan colluded with russiansvoice after Donald Trump was elected president, it’s not hard to imagine that in the intelligence community, Donald Trump has his enemies and those enemies are not as restrained as they ought to be,” said Congressman Steve King on MSNBC. 

The FBI, the NSA, and the CIA were created for the common defense of the United States of America. At no point in time should a sitting president be targeted as an enemy of the intelligence operatives.

The Washington Times, May 29,2017: Obama loyalist Brennan drove FBI to begin investigating Trump associates last summer

Like Barack Obama, Brennan was and is an activist with a history of affiliations with communists.

It is my prayer that our president will be unhampered in the task before him to drain the swamp.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Open Letter to Congress: Why you must repeal ObamaCare

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Fact Number One – Political Deception

The Affordable Care Act was perpetrated on Congress and the American people through intentionally misleading information from the Obama administration.obamacare-this-is-going-to-hurt
In the video below, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber describes how the bill was written “in a tortured way to make sure that CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If the CBO scores the bill as taxes, the bill dies…The lack of transparency is a huge political advantage…Call it the stupidity of the American voter, whatever, that was critical to get the thing passed.”

Fact Number Two – Insurance Providers Dropping Out

  • According to analysts at the elite investment bank Jeffries, Anthem is likely to exit a large amount of Obamacare’s individual insurance markets for 2018. Anthem currently offers insurance under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand in 14 states and remains one of the only large companies that still offers coverage through the Affordable Care Act. An Anthem exit would spell disaster for consumers in parts of Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio.  These states could potentially have no insurers in the Obamacare exchanges.
  • UnitedHealth Group and Aetna already left most state exchanges, with Humana saying it plans to stop offering any individual ACA plans by 2018.
  • The Obama Administration promised the ACA was not a tax but argued before the Supreme Court that it is and the Court agreed.

Source: Heatstreet, Health Plans for Individuals –  Review 2017 Plans and Prices (March 30, 2017)

  • Aetna will not participate in the Iowa individual public exchange for 2018 as a result of financial risk and an uncertain outlook for the marketplace.

Source: Zero Hedge, Obamacare Implosion: Last Major Healthcare Provider Pulls Out Of Iowa Leaving No Options In 2018 (May 3, 2017)

Fact Number Three: The original goal was and remains single-payer

Democrat Lawmakers Intended From 2009 to Move the nation to single-payer health provider – aka National Medicaid.

  • “We had a real good run at the public option … don’t think we didn’t have a tremendous number of people who wanted a single-payer system.”

Source: Healthcare Now: Sen. Reid: Obamacare ‘Absolutely’ A Step Toward A Single-Payer System (May 30, 2017)

Fact Number Four: A single-payer health care system that covers everyone must be paid by healthy, employed taxpayers.

Therefore, income taxes will dramatically rise to fund a single-payer system and absolutely every detail of our formerly private lives would be at the fingertips of federal bureaucrats.

Fact Number Five: The 2016 Republican Party Platform Promised a Full Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

I quote from the final draft, “Any honest agenda for improving healthcare must start with repeal of the dishonestly named Affordable Care Act of 2010: Obamacare. It weighs like the dead hand of the past upon American medicine. It imposed a Euro-style bureaucracy to manage its unworkable, budget-busting, conflicting provisions. It has driven up prices for all consumers. Their insurance premiums have dramatically increased while their deductibles have risen about eight times faster than wages in the last ten years. It drove up drug prices by levying a $27 billion tax on manufacturers and importers and, through mandated price cuts for drugs under Medicare and Medicaid, forced pharmaceutical companies to raise prices for everyone else.”

Therefore,

I insist Senate Republicans be promise keepers and fully repeal the Afforable Care Act. If there is to be an expansion of Medicaid for existing conditions, do so under a separate bill.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Memorial Day History: What is it you don’t know about the Liberty Bell?

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Consider these statements by notable American leaders.

The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” – John Adams

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?” – Benjamin Franklin

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

When Barack Obama trumpeted all the many and wonderful benefits Islam brings to the world, the news media applauded. When President Trump acknowledges our Christian heritage, a maelstrom of negative stories flashes across the continent.

John Hancock was the “Donald Trump” of his day. Like Mr. Trump, Mr. Hancock was a hard-working successful businessman who opposed oppressive taxation and mind-numbing government regulations. So it was he who financed the Boston Tea Party. Didn’t you know this?

John Hancock was the financier of the American Revolution and it was by his intellect and financial expertise our Patriots were outfitted with guns and ammunition. Didn’t you know this?

For the above reasons, John Hancock was awarded the privilege of being the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.

As Governor of Massachusetts, Hancock called on the citizens of that state to pray “that the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be established in peace and righteousness among all the nations of the earth.”

God raised up John Hancock at just the right time to turn back the tide of tyranny that was enslaving our people. 244 years later, God raised up Donald Trump to turn back the tide of the tyranny of bureaucracy and unholy socialism.

Politicians led us into the mess in which we find ourselves wallowing in astronomical debt and public unrest fomented by an atheistic former president and his fellow atheist, a would-have-been successor to the Democrat throne. As in the beginning of our nation, God has given us this year a leader who understands finance and has already undone an enormous amount of bureaucratic swamp land.

Some years ago, while attending The Response in Houston, a young woman reporter from Politico asked me if Governor Perry would suggest the Republican Party for the salvation of America. I answered, “No, he will say that Jesus Christ is the only salvation for our country.” He did as I predicted and she published that interview in her news magazine.

The volume of blood shed by our armed forces in the defense of our liberty is MORE THAN ONE AND A HALF MILLION GALLONS!

I pray that God will have mercy on America, that he will protect and promote our president and vice president, and that this nation does not succumb to godless ideologies that have decimated the populations of nations ruled by despots.

Memorial Day affords dual opportunities for us to honor our fallen warriors and for us to acknowledge, as Ronald Reagan said, that we are a nation under God and we choose to not go under.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

A Streetcar Named DART (Or You Pick A Name)

Applying classic math, 100%-62.9%=37.1% true unemployment rate. [Source: BLS.Gov] During the Great Depression, unemployment peaked at 25% in 1933.

The Obama administration pushed for and got ACA coverage for families with children up to 26 years of age. [Source: HealthCare.Gov]

Today, we call these young layabouts ‘millennials’. Earlier layabouts who gave rise to Marxism and Communism were Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. Coming forward, Bernie Sanders, a notable layabout who did work a little in his life as a carpenter (“a shady carpenter”), educated himself on the writings of Marx, Lenin, and Trotsky.

The Minimum Wage Act of 1948 and the Fair Labor Standard Act of 1938 are socialistic laws intended to elevate Americans out of poverty, but it only applied to certain jobs. Back in my high school years, the minimum wage was $1.15/hour, but the Texaco gas station where I worked 12 hours per night 5 nights per week paid only $0.65/hour because gas station employees were not covered by the law and I didn’t complain. I needed the work. It’s helpful to know that I worked 12 hours per night while attending high school by day and, yes, I graduated.

People with actual marketable skills are worthy of wages well above the legal minimum wage and are generally paid far more than today’s minimum wage of $7.25.

The Minimum Wage Act of 1948 and the Fair Labor Standard Act of 1938 work contrary to their intended purpose because they fail in a free-market economic system, a natural exchange of ideas and services between willing buyers and willing sellers. Simply stated: The minimum wage laws are perfect examples of the inevitable failures of socialistic economics.

The “people in the basement” are the young people NOT in the labor force today. These so-called millennials don’t have to work.  What’s the cure? How do we get them out of the basement? Consider the wisdom of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Franklin’s wisdom was valid 227 years ago on the day of his death, as it is today.

Nature abhors a vacuum, it is said. The Bernie-Sanders-inspired-layabout-millennial generation creates a huge labor market ‘vacuum’ that is a chief reason for illegal immigration and H1B visas. We have a pool of able-bodied and unwilling-to-work that today, May 28, 2017, represents almost 40% of the adult population of our country.

How can we minimize the illegal immigration problem and the tandem problem of millennials in the ‘basement’? I have a few suggestions.

  • A full repeal of ObamaCare
  • A full repeal of the Minimum Wage Acts
  • Better scrutiny of social programs like WIC, disability insurance, social securityobama has my vote he gave me a free phone payments to able-bodied Americans
  • End the free ObamaPhone program whereby 20,000,000 Americans get free cell phones
  • Dramatically cut back on Executive Branch departments and a myriad of social programs – You can tell President Trump which to cut via WhiteHouse.gov. Learn more via this link https://rockwallconservative.me/2017/05/27/help-pres-trump-drain-the-swamp-he-wants-your-input/

As PM Margaret Thatcher famously said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

John White
Rockwall, Texas

 

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Help Pres. Trump Drain The Swamp – He Wants Your Input

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Never before in the history of our country have we the people been called upon to suggest changes to the Executive Branch’s bloated bureaucracy.

As you browse the White House website, the extents of federal overlords will astonish you, as it did me.

My first suggestion is to release all national parks to the states in which the parks are located. I cited Barack Obama’s behavior toward the American people during the 2013 budget sequestration. You may recall sought to make the sequester as painful as possible.

  • Obama refused an offer from the State of Arizona to fund operations of the Grand Canyon National Park during the sequester. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer stated, “I offered to reopen the Grand Canyon to visitors by using state money, but federal officials declined my offer.”
  • Obama closed down the WWII National Memorial even though there neither were nor are paid employees or contractors on site. Gutsy WWII veterans defied Obama by moving barriers to their access. Read from the NY Post Obama shuts down WWII national memorial.

The possibilities to reduce bloated federal government was never before possible and now you can suggest actions directly to President Donald Trump as he keeps his campaign promise to cut spending and to DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Go to the White House website to give your input on ways to shrink the executive branch https://www.whitehouse.gov/reorganizing-the-executive-branch#page

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Thankful to God for the Special Prosecutor

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Case Number One: John Brennan – communist and Isalmophiliac

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Case Number Two: Hillary Clinton – Corrupt Secretary of State

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Case Number Three: Barack Obama breaks long-standing U.S. policy of not paying a ransom (among other nefarious deeds).

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Case Number Four: Illegal surveillance of U.S. Citizens by NSA

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Democrats and their anarchist allies expect the special prosecutor to uncover evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump, but this strategy will backfire on them.

Thirteen Other Reasons Why Schools Are Creating a Lost Generation

This article was originally published on FEE.org

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Netflix’s recent announcement that it would be producing a second season of Thirteen Reasons Why has raised new questions about the disastrous state of the US public school system and its effects on the economy.

“Hey, it’s Hannah Baker,” says the show’s protagonist, played by a stunning Katherine Langford in the opening episode. “Get settled in. Because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended.”

Today’s high school graduates emerge with few skills, little education and a sanitized view of the world.

The Thirteen Reasons’ portrait of how a stifling, bureaucratic system progressively cuts this teenage girl to pieces, eventually driving her to death, provides a dramatized, insightful reflection on (another) emerging lost generation.

The statistics are grim: a third of 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. live at home according to the US Census Bureau. Homeserve USA finds that nearly one in three Americans can’t come up with $500 to fund an emergency. As if that were not enough, according to the US Congressional Budget Office, governments have saddled today’s young with more than $100 trillion worth of pension and healthcare debts.

The harder truth depicted in Thirteen Reasons Why is that today’s high school graduates emerge with few skills, little education and a sanitized view of the world. In short, they are totally unprepared to take on the challenges they face.

Following are Thirteen Reasons Why:

  1. Thirteen years in jail

In Thirteen Reasons, Hannah, the bullied protagonist has no way to escape a toxic environment. Her helpless position progressively worsens and eventually drives her to suicide.

Because education is compulsory in the United States, Hannah lives in a de facto prison. She cannot change schools or classes without parental approval and undergoing a humiliating bureaucratic process.

An education system that prioritized learning would put students at the center, leaving them free to choose their schools, classes, teachers and programs.

  1. American kids can’t vote

The challenges facing American kids are exacerbated by the fact that they aren’t allowed to vote. They thus have little stake in the system, no sense of responsibility and adopt a de facto poise of helplessness.

  1. Students come last

None of the dozen studies reviewed for this article assessed the US public education system based on students’ needs.

Governments prioritize public education based on its effects on national competitiveness. Businesses focus on getting skilled workers (whose training they don’t want to pay for). Teachers’ unions focus on salaries and working conditions.

The upshot is that students’ interests come last.

  1. Bloated administrations

America spends more per student than any other country yet ranks 14th in terms of results, behind Russia. Must of this is due to legions of highly-paid administrators that clog the system with rules, regulations and forms, few of which prioritize education.

  1. Kids taught to worship government; shun individual responsibility

The young have always been concerned with social causes. It’s thus hardly surprising that teachers would encourage students to prioritize government’s role in healthcare, welfare and environmental regulation.

However today’s public schools offer essentially no counter arguments about individual responsibility.

High school graduates thus emerge as easy prey for politicians who claim that near-unlimited government spending and borrowing are the cure for the nation’s problems. ( See the Krugman con ).

  1. Public schools teach no marketable skills

The greatest indictment of the public-school system’s actual performance relates to the fact that students graduate with no marketable skills.

If America’s kids emerged from schools able to read, write, do basic math, type, work as a team and use a half dozen common software packages, they would have something to show for their 13 years in the slammer.

  1. Banning Ayn Rand and Huckleberry Finn

Socrates’ motto at the Agora was to “question everything.” However public schools prioritize politically correct doctrine that consciously excludes key ideas and concepts.

Ayn Rand, the most important philosopher of the 20th century, is essentially banned from the public system, as is Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, which Hemingway cited as the root of American literature. History teaching in America, as Niall Ferguson has noted, is sanitized to the point of rendering it almost counterproductive.

  1. State-directed curricula: one size fits all

Students vary as do the communities they live in. However a disproportionate amount of teaching is dictated by bureaucrats. This leaves teachers little flexibility to adjust based on students’ needs.

These differ based on whether the school in located in poorer neighborhoods where many students come from single family homes, or in upper middle-class professional communities where traditional family structures are more common.

  1. Kids graduate clueless about finances

Public schools teach essentially nothing about managing money, likely the single most important life skill a kid could have. Students graduate thus thinking that borrowing is fine.

This leaves them prey to America’s biggest predatory lenders: big universities, which have managed to saddle youth with $1.2 trillion worth of debts, many of whom have little to show for it .

  1. “Hoop jumper” worship: drives out the talented and curious

One of the biggest weaknesses in public and private schools is their collective worship of “hoop jumpers,” – that universal collection of the obsequious sorts that clutter Dean’s lists and other “Top Students” awards.

Students who challenge conventional thinking are smiled at and given a B.

This wouldn’t be a problem if schools were able to correctly identify top performers. However heavy state-defined curricula force teachers to “teach to the test.”

This leads to the advancement of drone-like students who are able to recite mindless data, massaged concepts and formulas, and more dangerously: with the need to guess and kow-tow to what teachers want them to say.

Worse, in two centuries of public schooling, teachers still fall for that old trap of giving the best marks to kids with nice hand-writing or to math students who get the wrong answer but manage to “show their work.” Students who challenge conventional thinking are smiled at and given a B.

The upshot is the students with drive, curiosity and creativity are quickly driven out.

The number one students – like John Maynard Keynes, the father of modern economics, who taught that the best way to get rich was to spend more than you earn – rocket through the system, and now run the nation’s central banks and university economics departments.

You get the picture.

  1. Powerful unions

In a world in which students are stuck in de facto prisons, teachers, who spend more time with them than their parents do, ought to be their biggest backers. They aren’t.

Teachers thus need to accept the lion’s share of the blame for the disastrous state of American schools.

That blame starts with the fact that teachers’ first priority has been to band into powerful unions, which put salaries, benefits and vacation time first and students’ interests last.

  1. Millionaire teachers

Many of the best teachers decline towards mediocrity as their careers advance.

True, teachers perform one of society’s most useful functions. However during a time of strained public finances students’ needs must come first – not teachers’ salaries.

The teachers’ unions have been hugely successful. Median compensation for US workers is $28,900. Teachers earn $58,000, almost double that amount .

The gap between teachers and those communities they teach in is exacerbated by the fact that gold-plated, state-guaranteed pensions mean that public school teachers generally retire as millionaires.

If teachers were paid at market rates, there would be more money available to fund students’ needs such as smaller class sizes, libraries and computers.

  1. Mediocre teachers that can’t be fired

Teachers begin their careers ranked among most socially-committed of any professionals. But as with any human beings, a change takes hold of teachers once they acquire tenure and can no longer be fired.

Office hours and volunteer activities shrink, emails from students and parents are returned slower, if at all. The upshot is that many of the best teachers decline towards mediocrity as their careers advance.

This piece appeared first at SprottMoney

Peter Diekmeyer


Peter Diekmeyer
Peter Diekmeyer is a business writer/editor with Sprott Money News, the National Post and Canadian Defence Review. He has studied in MBA, CA and Law programs and filed reports from more than two dozen countries.