State of the — Democrat Party?

My, how things have changed since I left the Democrat Party. And, the changes are best summed up in Democrat reactions to President Trump’s State of the Union speech this week.

Where President Barack Obama used the first-person singular pronoun ‘I’ exclusively, President Donald Trump used the first-person plural pronoun ‘we’.

What made the Democrat lawmakers scowl and flee the room and liberal media – Democrat sycophants – and the ACLU cringe? President Trump touted the many wonderful attributes of America, the United States thereof.

  • Unemployment is down, way down-
  • Millions of American workers are getting pay raises and substantial bonuses due to the President’s tax cuts
  • The stock market is hotter than it’s been since 21010
  • Trillions of U.S. capital are headed back to our shores
  • Factories are expanding, some relocating from China to the U.S.A.
  • Welfare is down, way down

During the State of the Union speech, Nancy Pelosi scowled, Luis Guttierez fled the room, the ACLU decries the President’s promotion of American values, and the liberal media gang, progenitors of #FakeNews attack the Chief Executive.

This is the consequence of changes in the Democrat Party leadership: The Democrats no longer represent the working people of America. That part would be better named the Socialist Party of America. Bernie Sanders openly admits his penchant for socialism while present Democrat Party leaders promote socialism while calling it something else.

Socialist governments don’t like prosperity because it weans the people off the government welfare tit. President Trump promotes and works to restore a free-market America where anyone willing to work can achieve the American dream.

The disastrous Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – was a tool of the socialist to curtail our freedoms, likewise radical Democrat gun-control initiatives that would eviscerate the Second Amendment which exists to assure the American people will always have a measure of defense against tyrannical governments.

Thus my invitation to all traditional Democrat and independent voters to elect true representatives to Congress.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

 

The #SchumerShutdown – Holding the Union Hostage (a continuing saga?)

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Congressman Thomas Massie teaches Federal Budget 101 – Link to video on the congressman’s Facebook page.

It’s the law, but Congress doesn’t follow the law. The big hangup, the budgeting trap is the Senate filibuster rule whereby the majority is unable to function as a majority.

At present, Sen. Chuck Schumer is hell-bent on placing his party-building immigration overrides before a sound budget. This is why his if-I-don’t-get-what-I-want-I’ll-leave-a-scorched-earth tactic was called the #SchumerShutdown. Are we now on our way to a #SchumerShutdown number 2?

Oh, Sen. Schumer seemed to come to his senses and Republicans shouted “Victory!”. But that short-lived victory came to a screeching halt after a mob of DACA fans showed up at his home. [See story in The Blaze http://bit.ly/2E43v1X ]

The President pledged to build a border wall and he was the winning candidate for office. As is customary, and unlike career politicians, successful businessman Donald Trump is actually doing precisely what he promised the American people he would do.

America is doing extremely well because this president is acting to fulfill his promises. He has been under constant attack by the Democrats and RINOs from even before he was elected. The RINO attacks have subsided, but this relentless assault underway by deep-state Democrat operatives, if successful, will bring on a recession that will almost overnight become a global depression that will eclipse what we experienced in the Great Depression.

Perhaps that is the goal of the Democrat oligarchy. I have no inside information, just an educated guess. The downfall of this sitting president would collapse our economy, shutoff capital investments that drive the economy to historic heights. If such should happen, this nation will cease to exist as a bastion of freedom. There is no place to which we can seek refuge.

A former mayor of Rockwall said of the last recession that he acknowledged the ship of state was sinking, but “Rockwall is in the crow’s nest“. I remembered how, when the Titanic sank, the crow’s nest went to the bottom of the sea along with the rest of the ship.

It won’t just be hungry out-of-work Republicans looking for sustenance, hungry out-of-work Democrats will be standing in the same bread lines.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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What You Don’t Know Can Kill You – One of My Stories

Rig Fire Kills Five in Oklahoma - Houston Chronicle

As a seventeen-year-old, I lied about my age to go to work for Storm Drilling, an offshore drilling company. The work was hard and dangerous, but the pay was fabulous. I was earning a lot of money, saving none of it. Second to the money, it was the exciting moments when all hell would break loose that ‘hooked’ me to the rugged life of an offshore roughneck.

How dangerous was the work? Over fifty years ago, there was no OSHA. OSHA would come along about a dozen years later on. To this day, I have the marks of a roughneck: a deformed fingernail and a scar on my right shin where a jagged piece of steel penetrated.

It was a combination of weariness and a spinning chain that smashed my right hand while going into the hole after changing a bit. The injury to my right shin was the result of a fall onto a drip pan under the blowout preventer stack. In both cases, there were no accident reports, no doctor visits, no lost time.

The Chronicle story linked to the picture was a worst-case scenario where several workers died, others badly injured.

Police, firemen, and emergency medical workers – first responders – are touted as dangerous professions, but the simple truth is they are actually very low-risk jobs when compared to a host of vacations. Professional fishermen and lumberjacks are exponentially more likely to be killed on duty than first responders.

Charted: The 20 deadliest jobs in America – The Washington Post

A half-century ago, offshore roughnecks were at the top of the list.

Ending the rabbit chase, I move the story forward about 40 years, a company building advanced automatic drilling rigs advertised for someone who could program computers and had roughneck experience. I was the only applicant. (Not boasting, just laughing quietly to myself)

I joined the engineering team as the automation system was under development. The manufacturing supervisor, ever seeking to know more than the rest of us, read up on oil and gas well blowouts. Explanation: When the downhole pressure of oil, gas, or salt water is greater than the columnar weight of the drilling fluid, the latter will be expelled by the superior pressure. This is why it’s called a blowout.

Naturally, when combustible gas or petroleum products find the atmosphere and a nearby machine (or smoker) contributes a source of ignition, a bonfire to end all bonfires happens, as it did in the Chronicle story.

So it was, the manufacturing supervisor approached to test me. “Do you know what to do in the case of a blowout, John?” “Yes”, I replied, “I know exactly what I will do.” What’s that?”, he asked. I said, “When I see the blowout there (pointing in one direction), I run as fast as I can the other way (pointing in the opposite direction).”

We all have stories, but few of us tell them. You may think nothing exciting or interesting ever happens to you, but you would be wrong.  There is no life devoid of interesting experiences. Young people need to hear our stories so they don’t make the same mistakes we did.

What’s your story?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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The Schumer Shutdown – What Is The Issue and What Is At Stake

Despite what happened throughout the eight years under Barack Obama, there is a standing tried-and-true process by which we fund the federal government.

Learn how this process works from a guide to the federal budget process prepared by the Washington Post.

What’s behind the #SchumerShutdown?

Mario Murillo says, “The intention of the democratic party is clear: They want votes no matter what the cost. There is nothing noble about what they are doing. They don’t care about poverty, they don’t care about safety, they don’t care about equality. They are in it for votes. Period.” Read more from Mario: THE INTENTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, 20 January 2018

In 2012, Forbes Magazine described President Barack Obama as The Biggest Government Spender In World History. Is this true? Was he the biggest spender in history? Let’s examine the record.

On January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president, national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.

On January 20, 2017, our national debt was a staggering $19,944,429,217,106.00.

President Barack Obama added more debt than the sum of the 43 previous presidents, from Washington to Bush 43: an increase of $9,317,552,168,000! How did Obama effectively double our national debt? He avoided the proven, historic, and constitutional budget process. Over his eight years in office, the feds were kept on life support through a series of continuing resolutions.

Big Government Democrats love the continuing resolution process and the ridiculous 60-vote rule in the Senate to override a filibuster. Try to find this word ‘filibuster’ in the Constitution. Can’t find it, can you?

The filibuster is a tool of the minority to impose its will on the majority. I say it’s pastobama on ending the filibuster time for the so-called nuclear option whereby the filibuster falls into the dustbin of history.

Who created the nuclear option and has it ever been exercised? Democrats used the nuclear option in 2013 to push through scores of Obama appointees, activists all. ‘Squishy’ Republicans like Lindsey Graham then thought the filibuster a great thing and encouraged Democrats to keep the filibuster.

On 22 Aril 2010, in sworn testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Sarah A. Binder, a Brookings Institute Senior Fellow on Governance Studies, rehearsed the history of the filibuster. She explained how it was a mistake. Learn more from Testimony: The History of the Filibuster.

The Issue

Democrats want a government so big as to control every aspect of your life.

What is at Stake

National sovereignty and your individual liberty are at risk. As it is written, the borrower is a servant to the lender. Shall we be the servants of communist China?

Action

  • Encourage your two U.S. Senators to call for the nuclear option to kill the Senate filibuster.
  • Pray for your President and all elected officials.
  • Tell the President you want the Senate to exercise the nuclear option.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Rockwall County Treasurer David Peek Announces Candidacy

Leading Local Conservative Wants to Maintain Fiscal Discipline in Courthouse

 

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Incumbent Candidate Rockwall County Treasurer David Peek

ROCKWALL, Texas – Rockwall County Treasurer David Peek has announced his desire to keep county tax dollars secure and well-managed by filing for re-election.

“During my time in the courthouse, I have focused on leading the Treasurer’s Department in a fiscally conservative fashion – always remembering that all county funds come from what someone has earned through hard work,” said Peek, who began serving in the office in 2011.

A West Point graduate, degreed civil engineer and former combat arms officer, Peek has been one of the local Republican Party’s most stalwart conservatives. In addition to managing the county’s money with fiscal discipline, Peek has also improved the return on specific county funds.

“One of my other duties is as the County’s Investment Officer, and since taking office, the taxpayers’ money has seen over $1.3 million in interest earnings,” said Peek, adding, “And every dollar earned in interest is one less dollar raised through taxes.”

After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1998, Peek and his family settled in Rockwall County. Peek worked for over nine years in the private sector, including seven years with Northrop Grumman. In 2010 he was elected Rockwall County Treasurer as the Republican nominee.

He has been active in every GOP election since moving to Rockwall County and has worked with many other conservatives to keep Rockwall County solidly Republican. From 2005-2006, he was the President of the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club. He has attended every GOP convention since 2002 and had the privilege to serve as a National Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Peek and his wife Kristy have homeschooled all five of their children, and just this year their oldest followed in his father’s footsteps by beginning his studies at the U.S. Military Academy. Peek has taught Sunday School and served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Rockwall. He is also a past board member of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I am honored to serve the citizens of Rockwall County and trust that I will earn your vote in this year’s Republican Primary.”
The Republican Primary will be held on March 6, 2018.

Contact County Treasurer David Peek, candidate for re-election by email davidpeek2018@gmail.com

It is with great pleasure I add my endorsement of David for re-election as our County Treasurer.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Spiritual Tsunami Alert for California

California: porn capital of America, 20% of its population impoverished, state debt that ranks alongside Greece

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“When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.” Proverbs 29:2

PJ Media says, “The progressives who control every aspect of the state’s government are not necessarily stupid people, but they are malign. They understand that increasing welfare spending only encourages the arrival of more recipients on whom to spend it and the high likelihood that those new constituents will vote Democrat as soon as they are able, legally or otherwise. Already, some 55 percent of “immigrants” receive means-tested benefits, while only 30 percent of native Californians do so.” Read more http://bit.ly/2r8qI0p

Why all the poverty and legally-sanctioned wickedness?

Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.”

Proverbs 14:34 warns, “Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

The spiritual dichotomy of Calfornia is at once a harbinger of irreversible misfortune and hope for all of America.

It was the city of Los Angeles where the Azusa Street Revival exploded on the scene in 1906, the same year of the horrific San Francisco earthquake.

The spiritually earth-shaking ‘Jesus Movement’ came through the ministry of Chuck Smith, pastor of a tiny congregation. A tsunami of spiritual revival sidestepped traditional Christianity to embrace and radically transform hippies, drug addicts, biker gangs, and others who would otherwise be unwelcome in most churches. That spiritual tsunami swept from the left coast to the east.

What I am saying is simply this: Look for revival in the darkest corners of the nation and your community. How does this work? Look to Romans 5:20 that says, “God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.”

The Greek term translated ‘grace’ is charis, gift. What does God wrap up in this gift? The answer is found in Philippians 2:13. “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

The gift of grace is twofold. God gives us a desire to do something and simultaneously the power or ability to fulfill the desire – not to be confused with lust.

Evangelist Mario Murillo is a product of the Jesus Movement, a progenitor of that spiritual phenomenon that is at this moment in time reigniting revival that will sweep the nation and confound skeptics. God isn’t dead and he isn’t finished with California. Learn more from Mario’s website via this link https://mariomurillo.org/

Stay tuned…

John White
Rockwall, Texas