Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Church and State

        I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas holiday.  The birth of Christ is the most celebrated day in the Christian religion.  I am surprised by some surveys that show many people do not recognize Christmas as a religious holiday.  Despite that, I think I heard more Merry Christmas and less Happy Holidays this year.  I hope it was not just my imagination. 
        I am so thankful we have a President who is using and promoting the Merry Christmas greeting.  It is good to have the Christian religion and prayer return to the White House. 
            We need more Christian morality in today’s world.  Our founding fathers knew that the republic they formed had little chance of success without Christian morality.  Christians do recognize the rights of people to follow other religions as long as that religion is peaceful and does not infringe on the laws of man and God.
        Liberals talk about the separation of church and state, but our founding fathers never wanted to take religion out of government.  They just did not want the government to dictate religion or restrict people’s freedom of religious expression.  They even allowed states to have an official religion.
      The First Amendment to the Constitution was meant to guarantee religious freedom of expression and not restrict that right.  Let's stop restricting Christians' freedom of expression.  We have gotten off track and allow discrimination against Christians. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Trump is No Politician

        Donald Trump had never run for office before and he didn’t fit the profile of a career politician.  The Washington DC insiders complain he does not know how government works.  I think he has a great understanding of how things worked in the past and hopes to drain the swamp.
        People say he has no experience in government.  That may be true, but he has more management experience than any President in a hundred years, with the possible exception of President Eisenhower. 
        The liberal left says Trump has a history of not telling the truth.  I am not sure how that idea has any merit.  He says what he thinks and does what he says.  That is part of why he gets in trouble with the media.  Trump is totally transparent.  He does not worry about being politically correct.  The media reads something negative into everything he says.  Trump doesn’t have hidden meanings like most career politicians.
        The lame stream media is totally out of control.  They have no problem fabricating news stories about trump.  There have been more retractions about “mistakes” the media has made covering Trump in eleven months than there were about Obama in eight years.  There is no way this fake news can be called mistakes. 
        An even bigger problem is that the liberal left only remembers the fake news and not the retraction.  They only want  to hear what fits their agenda and are willing to ignore the facts.
        Trump is very a untraditional politician because he refuses to be beholden to any campaign donors.  Since he is not obligated to any special interest groups, he can actually work in the best interests of all the citizens of this great sovereign republic.
        Trump tries to keep his campaign promises.  I can see why this kind of radical behavior is disliked by most career politicians.  How dare he?
        Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a great example.  The three previous Presidents all promised to do this, but none of them kept their promise.  It has created some controversy, but maybe it is time to shake things up.  Peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine have not made any progress in decades. 
        Trump is also unique as a politician because he puts the people of this great country above the Party.  He ran as a Republican, but is not a party-line politician.  I can see why so many Republican politicians try to undermine his efforts.     The current Democratic Party would fight Trump at every turn even if he found a cure for cancer.  They have to get over the fact that Hilary lost and start working for the people they represent.

        God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Corrupt FBI & DOJ

        I am not saying that everyone who works for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice are corrupt.  Most are honest government employees that work hard to enforce the laws and keep us safe from both foreign and domestic dangers.  But, we have a problem with the top management of both organizations.  I can no longer defend the integrity of either agency.
      The DOJ and the FBI are the federal governments top law enforcement agencies.  Both should be totally professional and nonpartisan.  This has changed over the last eight years.  Politicians and government bureaucrats are no longer treated impartially.   
        I knew we had a problem with the political elite, Washington DC insiders, the deep state, the swamp, or whatever name you want to use, but I had no idea how corrupt they had become.  This problem seems to have gotten totally out of control.  It will be nearly impossible to correct because the swamp protects its own. 
        Both these organizations have gone off track because they were trying to protect Hilary Clinton, who the media and political analysts presumed would be the next President.  Giving her special treatment seemed to be the smart political (if not legal) move at the time.  If they did their job and she was elected, their career would be over.  It would have been embarrassing if her inauguration had to be delayed until she got out of jail. 
        If Hillary had been elected as expected, everything would have been covered up and the public would never have been the wiser.  The problem was that the people of this great county have had enough of the political establishment and elected Donald Trump President.  Now the FBI, DOJ, Hillary and Obama were in trouble and had to scramble to cover up their corruption.  They chose a tactic of trying to discredit Trump in any way possible.   Will it work or will they be held accountable?
      James Comey, Peter Strzok, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Lorette Lynch, and Eric Holder, to name a few, are all guilty of Obstruction of Justice at the very least.  They all should be held accountable.  If people do not go to jail, bureaucrats will assume this kind of corruption is acceptable. 
        The FBI and DOJ are run by appointed bureaucrats that are not elected, and operate with little or no supervision or accountability to anyone.  They do not even honor requests for information from Congress.  This has to change. 
        President Trump promised to clean up the swamp, but he has to have some help.  I am disappointed with the current Attorney General and FBI Director.  Will people go to jail so we can drain the swamp, or will it all just go away so the Washington establishment can continue business as usual?

        God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Business Myths 2017

        I did a blog on business myths in 2013.  I continue to see many entrepreneurs making the same mistakes today.  I felt it relevant to repeat the blog.  Today’s economic and business climate make going into business for yourself very attractive, but be careful to select the right business to fit you personally. 
In my book Business Fits: How to Find the Right Business for You! I have a chapter called “Myths about Starting a Business.” The myths discussed are:

·       Starting a business is too risky.  A good job is the only real security.

·       Start small and grow.

·       Banks make business loans.

·       Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.

·       I will know the right business when I see it.

·       I need to find a business that can’t fail.

·       Why should I pay a franchise fee and continuing royalty for something I can do myself?

·       Do what you know and love and you will be a success.

If any of these business myths peaks your interest, you can order Business Fits at: https://www.createspace.com/4290991

        God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.