Paul Ryan – Misspoken Speaker is the Darling of the Establishment

Cong. John Ratcliffe
6531 Horizon Road
Suite A
Rockwall, TX 75032

John,

This presidential election cycle is a unique experiment in “We the People” politics. For the first time in my lifetime, two Republican candidates vied for the job, both as outsiders, both anti-establishment contenders.

I get it that establishment Republicans wanted neither as president. If I were a member of that elite club, I would also fear either of them taking up residence in the White House.

Despite all the acrimony between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, they played by the rules. Obviously, going into the convention with the requisite majority of electoral votes assured the nomination of Mr. Trump.

There is this matter of Paul Ryan who ignores party rules and actively campaigns against Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency.

Full disclosure: I supported Ted Cruz. I promoted Ted Cruz. I, along with 2/3 of all Texas Republican voters, voted for Ted Cruz in the primary election.

Trump won the nomination for one simple reason: he captured the hearts of a significant majority of Republican voters. Now, he’s my candidate.

 

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Paul Ryan – Mis-Speaker of the House

 

Paul Ryan, like John Boehner before him, has a penchant for opposing the broad will of Republican voters.  I mention only a couple things like Obama’s immigration policy toward unvetted Syrians and ObamaCare. Just a couple.

Perhaps Ryan expects a good paying appointment in a Clinton administration. I don’t know. At this point in time, neither do I care.

 

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Paul Ryan expecting a job in a Clinton administration?

 

It is patently obvious to me it’s time conservative Republican lawmakers get on with the business of electing a Republican president.

Do you agree?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Contact information for Congressman John Ratcliffe: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact/email 

Contemplating the Tyranny of the Immediate

The Eleventh Hour

William Cowper (pronounced Cooper), a man whose name you probably do not recognize, suffered mental illness, attempted suicide and was locked away in a mental hospital for a year and a half. It was the prospect, the specter, of appearing for his bar exam that caused a nervous breakdown. It was the tyranny of the immediate that broke his spirit. But, there is more to his story.

It was his study of the Bible while in that mental hospital that liberated William Cowper. He entered the hospital a hopeless mental case; he emerged a triumphant believer in Jesus Christ. He experienced the power of the blood shed for his salvation.

Practically all of us at one time or another fall prey to the tyranny of the immediate, that situation before us that threatens us whether separation from family, health issues that mark the end of your life, or imminent financial disaster.

This tyranny of the immediate bespeaks an imminent point of terror at which it appears all hope will be lost.

There was a time when I was experiencing this tyranny, the summer of 1974 to be exact. I and my young family left a good-paying aerospace position to take a new job in Dallas. But, when I arrived, the prospective employer sent me to a company doctor for a physical. The outcome was not good. The doctor said to me, “Your boiler is about to burst. [The company] will not be hiring you.” My blood pressure registered 196/96.

So, here we were. Here I was, stranded in Dallas with a pregnant wife, two small boys and no means to support them. It was a time of reckoning for me. Truthfully, I was terrified of the immediate future. What appeared to be an end for me actually marked a whole new beginning. In the solitude of our small apartment one Sunday evening, reading my wife’s red-cover Bible, I had a divine encounter with Jesus Christ that changed my life. Forever.

Overnight, my blood pressure which had always been high was suddenly 120/70 and that report to that employer made me acceptable. I went to work in a totally new career field on September 15, 1974.

William Cowper was delivered from the tyranny of the immediate and became a prolific hymn writer, writing  some of the most beloved hymns of the modern church, the one you are most apt to recognize is There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood.

The blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, was shed to blot out all your sins, past, present and future. I forego deep theological discussion and instead repeat what a young Christian man said to me a few months before my miraculous deliverance: You need Jesus Christ.

Yes, there are those religious folks who will tell you how God stopped doing miracles way back there. Here are some suggestions for you.

  • NEVER reveal your problems to anyone who cannot help you solve them.
  • There is no such thing as an unsolvable problem or a terrifying situation for which there is no hope. So long as there is life, there is hope.
  • Avoid religious persons who would talk you out of your miracle.
  • Miracles don’t happen when you need them; they happen when you expect them and you are willing to move toward seeing the miracle happen.

Does God heal today? Ask the hundreds of persons who have experienced them through the Gateway Church Healing Ministry. Here is a link to testimonies by real people who have experienced the healing power of God in their own bodies and lives.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Texas Confirmed Safe From Attack by Air Conditioners – Kerry On

News Flash: Secretary of State John Kerry discloses secret plot by manufacturers of air conditioners to kill us.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s an intercontinental ballistic missile from Iran! No! It’s a rogue air conditioner that’s come to annihilate us!

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Fox News – Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

What an opportunity for sarcasm, but I defer to the Fox News channel master, Greg Gutfield who highlights one of the DNC’s priorities: Climate Change. You have to hear for yourself.

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Click on image above for Fox News video

One of the topics on which John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz-Kerry agree is overpopulation, as recorded in the book John F. Kerry: The Boston Globe Biography.

Conservatives frequently point to pecuniary interests that drive the pro-abortion and Planned Parenthood proponents, but I see something more sinister than the love of money. I see a religion that is willing to de-populate the earth to preserve a high standard of living for the elite among .

As Mr. Gutfield points out, contrary to John Kerry’s claim that air conditioners kill more people than ISIS, in fact air conditioners keep millions of people alive all around the world.

I’m a Texan and I say to Mr. Kerry and his elite fellowship, “Come and Take It!”

John White
Rockwall, Texas

2016: A Little Bit of Presidential Election Year History – the Sacking of Lawrence

In recent days, a young man asked my opinion of all the rancor and accusations being thrown about by the two major political parties. He received my explanation with surprise, thinking such august affairs have always before this year been polite affairs. I cite two election cycles that serve to calm the reader’s concern over the name-calling and accusations being thrown about this 2016 election year.
 
The very first rancorous presidential election was the second when John Adams squared off against Thomas Jefferson. However, the 1856 presidential elections out of which Franklin Pierce became our fourteenth president was, without a doubt, the most violent in all our history.
 
I quote from “Franklin Pierce: The American Presidents Series: The 14th President, 1853-1857” by Michael F. Holt. Source: http://delanceyplace.com/
 
Given the rancor of the current political environment, it is worth recalling the extraordinary chaos and rancor in the United States in the months leading up to the 1856 political conventions. The Whig party had effectively disintegrated and was being replaced by three nascent parties — the Know Nothings, the North Americans, and the Republicans. Unbelievably, while two competing governments were vying for control of the territory of Kansas, Senator Preston Brooks was beating Senator Charles Sumner unconscious on the floor of the Senate, and President Franklin Pierce was burned in effigy while seeking the Democratic Party renomination:
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“Meanwhile, the Know Nothings’ national nominating convention in Philadelphia fractured along sectional lines over the slavery extension issue. Most northern delegates stomped out in disgust when the convention nominated former president Millard Fillmore and when its national platform failed to call for repeal of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and for reimposition of the 1820 ban on slavery north of the thirty-six-thirty line. Dubbing themselves North Americans, they called for a sepa­rate party nominating convention in New York City, one week before the Republican national convention was scheduled to meet. The bolt of northern Know Nothings did not assure Republicans that they might join forces with their new party, which styled itself the defender of northerners’ rights against Slave Power aggressions. It did, however, enhance the chances that North Americans might do so.
 
“In May, scarcely two weeks before Democrats convened in Cincinnati, that assurance ultimately came. Friction between the official territorial and ‘free state’ governments in Kansas, both of which were heavily armed, was almost inevitable. One flashpoint concerned men accused of violating the laws of one government who paid fealty to the other, whether or not those violations had anything to do with slavery. This was the case when the proslavery legislature sent a posse, including many Missourians, to arrest several ‘free state’ leaders in the town of Lawrence, Kansas, on May 21, 1856. The posse terror­ized the townsfolk, destroyed the printing press of an antislav­ery newspaper and shelled a stoutly built hotel with cannon fire. No blood was shed, yet this ‘invasion,’ immediately labeled the ‘Sack of Lawrence,’ provided grist for the Republican propa­ganda mill in northeastern states. ‘The War Actually Begun­ –Triumph of the Border Ruffians — Lawrence in Ruins — Several Persons Slaughtered — Freedom Bloodily Subdued,’ hyperbolized the eastern Republican press.
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“Two days before this incident, on May 19, 1856, Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts Republican senator with Free Soil antecedents, began a carefully rehearsed and extraordinarily vituperative two-day speech on the Senate floor called ‘The
Crime against Kansas.’ In it he attacked the South, the state of South Carolina, and, in wantonly cruel language, South Caro­lina’s senior senator Andrew Pickens Butler, who had tempo­rarily returned to his home state. Southerners in Washington were furious, and one of them, Representative Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina, a distant cousin of Butler, deter­mined to avenge the insult to his state and his family. On May 22, he entered the Senate chamber, accosted Sumner who sat at his desk, and beat him into bloody unconsciousness with a gutta-percha cane. No other incident in 1856 so enraged the North or ensured that most northern Know Nothings would indeed enlist in the Republicans’ anti-southern crusade. The more potent the Republican Party appeared in the North, the more remote were [incumbent Franklin] Pierce’s chances of obtaining the Demo­crats’ presidential nomination.
 
“Perhaps a better index of Pierce’s current standing in the North, however, occurred in his hometown of Concord, New Hampshire. In late May its residents, who had purchased a magnificent horse for Pierce when he went off to Mexico in 1847, now burned him in effigy along with Preston Brooks.”
 
Up to this point in time, despite the name-calling and rancor between the Trump and Cruz campaigns, neither has fired a canon or burned down a town. RNC delegates left with all their limbs and teeth, as far as I know. We haven’t seen what will happen at the Democrat National Convention.
 
When viewed through the looking glass of history, 2016 elections are actually quite tame. 

Naturally, with the Sack of Lawrence in mind, we haven’t seen yet what Democrats will do to Philadelphia.
May God Bless America and may God Bless Texas.
 
John White
Rockwall, Texas

Officers murdered in Baton Rouge – What’s behind the vicious attacks on our police officers?

4WWL Breaking news from Baton Rouge, LA: 3 officers dead, others injured in Baton Rouge shooting http://ow.ly/9eBN302konq
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BreitBart.com ‘Officers Down’: Cops Shot in Baton Rouge: http://ow.ly/Wjv2302koyy
 
Cleveland Police Officer on Baton Rouge Shooting: Obama ‘Has Blood On His Hands’ http://ow.ly/2tun302koBK
 
My opinion: Barack Obama speaks from both sides of his mouth. From one side, he claims to support local law enforcement; from the other, he incites anger and justifies attacks on authorities by bringing past grievances to the present.
 
In his address to commemorate ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment on December 9, 2015, he used the present tense verb ‘is’ instead of the past tense verb ‘was’, or ‘used to be’.
 
The root of the problem is one of unforgiveness. Obama’s inflammatory anti-cop rhetoric dates back to his 2009 “Beer Summit” in Boston. Immediately after the lawful arrest of Henry Louis Gates, this sitting president said, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played…But I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 … that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”
 
He admits he did not know the facts but assumed Sgt. James Crowley “acted stupidly” and the arrest was solely based on the color of Mr. Gates’ skin. Facts run contrary to his public statements.
 
Obama has fostered a hatred of local law enforcement officers from the outset of his presidency in 2009. To Obama, a black man can do no wrong while cops are always in the wrong.
 
Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis rightfully said President Barack Obama had “blood on his hands.”
 
I quote from Officer Loomis: “The president of the Untied States validated a false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the Media are pressing out to the public — validated with his very divisive statements And now we see an escalation. This has got to end. We need some leadership in this country to come forward and put an end to this. I don’t care if it’s clergy or who it is but somebody has to step up and put an end to this. It’s false narrative and people politicizing the false narrative that we have a president of the united states and governor of Minnesota making a statement less than one day after the police involved shootings. The police involved shootings are what absolutely has triggered in [a] rash of senseless murders of law enforcement officers across the country. It is reprehensible. The president has blood on his hands and it will not be able to come washed off.”
 
This president is moving forward post haste to federalize local police departments, regardless such authority is not constitutional. What can we expect next? I forsee Obama assigning federal marshalls to local law enforcement departments, effectively taking over.When or if this happens, you can bend over and kiss your sweet liberty good bye.
 
I urge my fellow Americans to first pray for our nation and our elected leaders and the second is to register to vote. Historically, when we have substantial voter turnout, the nation turns away from self-destructive ways.
 
John White
Rockwall, Texas

Irony: The Party of the Rule of Law Undermines the Rule of Law

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A friend asked via email my opinion about a posting by the “never Trump” people on why they believe Donald Trump’s nomination should be undermined by a rule change at the RNC. Full disclosure: I voted for Ted Cruz, as did 2/3 of all Republican voters in Texas.

For reference, here’s a link to the posting by the ‘Never Trump’ people.http://theresurgent.com/the-case-against-trump/

Herewith my reply.

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The author of the piece starts off saying, “we believe in ordered liberty – maximum freedom under a civil law that is minimal but clear, respected and well-enforced”. What’s he saying? He says he believes in the rule of law, playing by the rules. Is this not what he says?

The two top Republican candidates, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, played by the rules of the national and state party rules to win the delegates they each earned. In fact, if Donald had known the rules better, his margin would have been significantly higher. I point to Colorado and Iowa primaries for examples.

Like it or not, Donald Trump won the requisite delegates to be the party nominee for president.

These people listed along with the “never Trump” groups successfully persuaded the RNC to change the rules that were in place from start to finish in the primary races. The Rules Committee cites historical rules. Historical rules were fine back when they were the rules in play.

Changing the rules now to “unbind” delegates to “vote their conscience” betrays the voters and the process.

How are the “never Trump” people and the Rule Committee following this timeless principle of the Rule of Law?

On my part, I’m working to turn out the vote. I voted for Ted Cruz in the primary race, but Trump won the delegates necessary to automatically win the nomination.

If the delegates ignore the will of the voters and the rules by which the primary races were run, I believe there will be a major revolt by the voters. The Republican Party as we have known it will be finished.

The people are angry. The people are fearful of the immediate future. The people who voted for Trump will be disenfranchised, if treachery by the Rules Committee and the “never Trump” establishment Republicans kill his nomination.

Establishment Republicans promised to de-fund ObamaCare. They said whatever it took for them to be reelected, but then gave Obama all he wanted and even more than he asked for. The 20 trillion dollar debt hanging over us now cannot be laid at the feet of Obama; it was fully authorized by a solid Republican majority in both houses of Congress. Establishment Republicans like Boehner, Ryan and others are as much to blame as Obama himself for betraying us.

Have you heard of the “Reagan Democrats” who helped Ronald Reagan win the White House? I am one of them. I was a Reagan Democrat.

Hard Democrats will vote the party nominee regardless the qualities of their candidate. It’s that way with hard Republicans. However, the great majority of voters are those in the middle. I was one of those middle voters who would routinely vote Democrat until Reagan came along. I am now classified as a Hard Republican and I understand who the Trump Democrats are and how they are effectively the “Never Hillary” people.

Now, you tell me what happens next.
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My opinion: the establishment Republicans are undermining this election. Betraying the voters cannot go well for the party.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, do you not know you just violated your Code of Conduct?

 

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Let’s help her pack. Any volunteers?

NYT Headline:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg may leave US if Trump wins

So, a crotchety old lady spouts off about a Republican presidential candidate. What’s the big deal?

I’ll tell you the big deal: Her public opposition against a political candidate violates the Code of Conduct for United States Judges. Open the link and read Canon 5: A Judge Should Refrain from Political Activity. To wit, (A) General Prohibitions. A judge should not (2) make speeches for a political organization or candidate, or publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office.

But, are not Supreme Court justices appointed for life? In a word. No.

Article III, Section 1 says, “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour…”. You see, they get to keep their jobs so long as the behave properly and the behavior of ALL federal judges is written in common English in the aforementioned Code of Conduct for United States Judges.

Well, you convinced me she behaved poorly, unethically to be exact. So, what’s to be done to be rid of her? Thanks for asking. Here’s the answer.

The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3, paragraphs 6 and 7 stipulate:

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

The one impediment I see is the new standard of guilt being pushed by the Obama administration: If intent cannot be proven, the person who violates the law or the Constitution cannot be prosecuted. Of course, I say this last statement tongue in cheek.

The big question is how the U.S. Senate will react, respond to this ‘supreme’ failure. The following John Denver song seems appropriate.

My bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

John White

Rockwall, Texas