Venezuelan Tyrant Macuro Turns to Rabbits for National Salvation

Can Bugs Bunny save Venezuela?

Easy answer: No. Rabbits cannot save Venezuelans. How did Venezuela come to this situation of hunger, government tyranny, murder, and silencing of public dissent?

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Listen to this CNN report titled: Can rabbit meat save Venezuela from going hungry? http://cnnmon.ie/2h5lAFE

Socialism did NOT begin with former president Hugo Chavez; it began with a people who expected the government to provide all their needs. It did. For a span of time. Then the expected happened: Venezuela began to run out of money and credit.

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

For the reasons made so obvious above, I have opposed ObamaCare even before Obama assumed office. Nothing has changed my mind.

I learned some neighbors near me cannot retire because they can’t afford the $800/month ObamaCare premium and neither can they afford the $8,000 deductible.

The government does some things very well and those things authorized by our Constitution are those that go well.
When we the people expect the government to take on responsibilities outside constitutional boundaries, we get similar results as do the Venezuelans.

I urge you to remind the House of Representatives and the Senate that our desire and the promise of our Republican Party was for a full repeal. Not a fix. Not more loopholes. Not repealed and replaced. Repealed. Period.

The National debt now soars well above $20 trillion with no end in sight. Higher tax rates will not pay down the debt, but higher incomes can. Therefore, I also urge you to demand the elimination of the Death Tax that robs widows and heirs of their inheritances, and abolition of all corporate income tax which is double taxation.

We small business owners can attest to the fact we pay income taxes twice: first on corporate earnings, then on our personal income.

Socialism blinds a people. By the time the people realize socialism is unsustainable, it’s just too late.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

President Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the liberals go nuts

President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. For what crime was he pardoned?

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United States District Judge Susan R. Bolton sentenced sheriff Joe Arpaio to prison for contempt of court. She ordered him to cease reporting illegal aliens to ICE. Yes, she ordered him to violate federal law – a federal judge orders a state sheriff to violate federal law. That was his so-called crime.

This morning I read via Twitter John McCain condemned President Trump’s pardon of Arpaio. Sen. McCain accused President Trump of not following the Rule of Law.

For the point of law, let’s understand what the president did. He followed Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution which states, “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”

The Constitution empowers the president to pardon anyone, anytime, for any reason except impeachment. Period. Precedent? How about President Bill Clinton’s pardon of a criminal fugitive Marc Rich.

It is John McCain and a rogue federal judge who do not follow the rule of law.

Now you know the rest of the story.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Government-Off-The-Rails – A sordid tale of establishment corruption

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The stated purpose for the Special Prosecutor is to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

So, when did Mr. Donald Trump become Candidate Donald Trump? The answer is July 2016 when he announced his candidacy.

It’s time for all Americans, regardless political affiliation, to rise up and say ENOUGH!! Enough of this mindless campaign to overturn the 2016 Presidential election.

Mueller expands his “investigation” a second time for a span of TEN YEARS prior to the 2016 elections.

Background: Mueller is a Democrat, a former FBI director who hired a staff of Democrat lawyers that were all Clinton contributors. Even Senator Chuck Schumer should have the discernment that this is government-off-the-rails.

While there is ZERO evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Trump, there is ample evidence of wrongdoing by Mrs. Clinton. Why is there no investigation of her? Have the establishment people so compromised Jeff Sessions that he cannot do the right things?

Today I will tell my two U.S. Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, to end the witch hunt that threatens our national security, our international prestige, and, if allowed to continue, will cause investors to lose confidence in the United States of America. When investors lose faith in the economy, there will be a disastrous depression the likes of which the world has never seen.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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#DrainTheSwamp: Obama Deep-State Operatives Flaunt Constitutional Jurisdictions to Cripple the Trump Administration

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Obama appointee, U.S. Federal District Judge Derrick Watson again attacks the constitutional authority of the United States of America.

Again? Yes. Again.

Watson and Obama graduated together from Harvard in 1988. In 2012, Barack Obama appointed Watson in November 2012.

Coincidentally, Obama paid a surprise visit to Hawaii mere hours before Watson first ruled earlier this year against President Trump’s moratorium on Muslim immigrants from Middle Eastern nations identified by the Obama administration as sources of Islamic terrorists.

Watson is acting on behalf of a Muslim organization in Hawaii and his order circumvents the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tell Congress to de-fund Derrick Watson’s office along with other leftist federal judges, including another Obama appointee, Theodore D. Chuang in Maryland.

Chuang, like Obama and Watson, was born and raised in Hawaii. Chuang is also a Harvard graduate who served in the Obama administration with the DOJ before his appointment to the Maryland court in 2014.

Contact information:

U.S. Senator John Cornyn https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact
Twitter: @JohnCornyn

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator
Twitter: @SenTedCruz

U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact
Twitter: @RepRatcliffe 

Here is the text I sent to each of the above:

Obama Deep-State federal justices Derrick Watson (HI) and Theodore D. Chuang (MD) overstep their constitutional jurisdictions to undermine the constitutional authority of the President of the United States of America.

Impeachment would be near impossible, but you can de-fund the two offices, effectively putting them both on the street.

Therefore, I urge you to make haste with the defunding of the two district judges Derrick Watson (HI) and Theodore D. Chuang (MD).

John White
Rockwall, Texas

The Founders cited 27 causes for separation and taxation wasn’t number one. You didn’t know?

The Founders cited 27 causes for separation and taxation wasn’t number one. You didn’t know?

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Taxation without representation was way down the list, number 17, to be precise. This cause was certainly important, but not the greatest provocation to rebellion.

What was the number one reason cited by the founders to “to dissolve the political bands” with Great Britain?

Answer: King George did not follow the Rule of Law.

Grievance No. 1: “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”

Instead of following Common Law, King George, speaking metaphorically, used his pen and his telephone to create law out of thin air.

What was the second in importance grievance that moved us to rebellion?

Grievance No. 2: “He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.”

The federal judiciary has been overstepping its constitutional jurisdiction to impose immoral and illegal constraints on the fifty states as it also has been creating law out of thin air. It’s called ‘case law’, but I challenge the reader to find the term anywhere in the U.S. Constitution Articles and Amendments.

On this solemn 241st anniversary of the birth of our nation, we find ourselves once again resetting the role of federal government.

Will there be bloodshed? In case you haven’t noticed, blood is flowing in the streets of our major cities now.

Proponents of Sharia Law challenge constitutional law.

Americans, sensible to the perils of lawlessness and out-of-control federal government, are buying firearms and ammunition at a breathtaking pace.

But, God has answered the prayers of his people. We are at a turning point. If We the People who wish to make America great again turn to God and repent of our collective and individual sins, God will preserve us.

We cannot and will not make America great again solely through political acts. Renewal of our nation of necessity will be a consequence of our people yielding to the Grace of God.

John White

Rockwall, Texas

Rockwall – Retail Business Changes On The Horizon

A recent survey mailed to residents of the City of Rockwall asked what businesses our people wish to have along Interstate 30 highway. At some time in the near future, look for exit signs like these below.

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Blue Ribbon News: City of Rockwall seeks resident input for I-30 corridor expansion 

Perhaps a better question is, what businesses will remain along the I-30 corridor through Rockwall?

The U.S. economy is undergoing a major shift akin the Industrial RevolutionThe Internet of Things (IoT).

Forbes: These 21 Retailers Are Closing 3,591 Stores — Who Is Next?

The above article was published March 20, 2017. Across the country, ‘big box’ and small retail stores are closing. In fact, the Sears (Sears and Roebuck) company revealed substantial doubt about its ability to stay in business in an annual report filed March 21, 2017.

Sears is by no means alone in shuttering its stores. Macy’s, Sports Authority, and Radio Shack are among declining retailers. Wal-Mart isn’t far behind, by the way.

U.S. population continues to grow, so it’s not a matter of population decline affecting retail businesses. We continue to eat to our heart’s content, enjoy vacations abroad, and buy new homes and cars. Where go the customers?

On-line sales now dominate the marketplace and Amazon.com leads the pack.

Investors Business Daily: Retailers Face 2017 ‘Reckoning,’ More ‘Sad Malls’ As Amazon Keeps Booming

Sears and Montgomery Ward preceded Amazon. Something, a new marketing, and a new delivery experience will make Amazon.com obsolete.

There is no reason to panic (unless you work for one of the ‘big box’ stores.

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Wall Street Journal: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace

There is no reason to believe that this will abate at any point in the foreseeable future,” said Mark Cohen, the director of retail studies [at] Columbia Business School and a former executive at Sears Canada Inc. and other department stores.

What I See Ahead

Big-box stores will be much fewer. In their places, newer and smaller businesses will set up shop, partitioning the former store occupant’s space.

I expect to see small showroom stores that allow a prospective customer to see and touch products that will be ordered on-line and delivered to the customer’s home or place of business.

What do I want to see along the Rockwall I-30 corridor? I want a thriving retail environment unhampered by idealistic urban planners whose burdensome designs and regulations cause business owners and investors to go elsewhere.

While shopping for a birthday gift for my daughter yesterday (22 Apr. 2017), my inability to read store signs hidden from view by trees greatly irritated me. A former city councilman, an honest-to-goodness progressive, said signs are unnecessary because we have the internet.

By no means do I want the dead shopping mall syndrome to overtake Rockwall.

Can’t happen here, you say? Really? Allow me to take you on a tour of dead shopping malls across the great state of Texas. Reference DeadMalls.com 

Home Depot and Lowe’s big-box stores have a large inventory of stuff, but I find the local Ace Hardware Store to likely stock specialty hardware of all kinds than do the big-box stores.

I remember hearing it said that Home Depot would put Ace Hardware out of business. If anything, Ace is busier now than ever.

All the above is not meant as doom-and-gloom, but to draw your attention to the inevitable changes that will come to our city.

Unfortunately, I sense the next Rockwall City Council will move toward the progressive left with unrealistic urban planning and more onerous governmental regulations.

Why?

Because our residents are unwilling to take the time to participate, to learn how government works. Progressive activists will take control of city government. As government gets bigger the cost of government will also greatly rise. Liberty is inversely proportional to the size of government. As government becomes larger, our liberties diminish.

I expect unbridled housing construction to introduce huge challenges to water resources.

The Rockwall Open Spaces people work to preserve green spaces, nature trails, and recreational areas in the rest of Rockwall County but when money talks, landowners will sell to the highest bidder.  And, you can be sure there will be fierce competition from developers of homesites and apartment complexes. I-30 is the draw.

I’ll be addressing transportation issues in another blog.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

What’s a former president to do with his time and money? How about destroying the nation?

Barack Obama is the first Democrat president in history to destroy his own political party.

When Obama entered the office of president, Democrats held a 58-seat majority in the Senate, 256 seats in the House, and 12 state governors.

According to the Washington Times, “[Democrats] lost the House and ceded the majority of governorships in 2010, held serve in 2012 with Mr. Obama’s re-election, then lost control of the Senate in 2014 and control of the White House this year. All told, Democrats have shed 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats, and 12 governorships.” http://bit.ly/2hl0BZP

After leaving office, Obama did not follow the custom of all previous presidents by getting out of the way of his successor. Instead, Obama chose to live in Washington, D.C. to lead a continuing assault on our nation, our Constitution, and our President.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, describes how Obama’s community organizing handbook teaches his thugs how to disrupt and bully Congress. I quote from the article:

Organizing for Action, a group founded by Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations, and building a border wall.”

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Obama knows a lot about leftist radical disruption. He was born to communist parents, raised by communist grandparents, and mentored by a well-known communist. Destruction of his own party was not enough. His next goal is the destruction of our beloved nation.

What’s a patriotic American citizen to do?

Holy Scripture informs us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

This same chapter of the Bible educates us on how to counter radical leftist community organizers. We are to take a stand against the demonic attacks by Obama’s trained thugs by putting on the whole armor of God.

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…” Ephesians 6:14-18

Pray for all elected office holders including municipal leaders, to state and county, the Congress, the President and Vice President, and federal judges.

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2

The battle is not a political contest. This is spiritual warfare as we have never before known.

Soli Deo Gloria

John White
Rockwall, Texas