The 2016 Presidential Election and the Electoral College

electoral-college I would like to thank an acquaintance of mine in California who was the inspiration for this article.

Historically after the winner of a presidential election was declared, the disappointment of the losing party quickly subsided. The election was over, time to accept the results, make the best of it, and move on.

This year was different. After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton the intolerance of the left was exposed for all the world to see.

The same Liberals who preach tolerance, all lives matter, demanding the acceptance of all lifestyles and faiths, were lying in the streets crying, rioting, and refusing to accept the results.

But that discussion is for another topic.

After the election was over a long-time acquaintance of mine who lives on the left coast, questioned the legitimacy of the Electoral College on Facebook. His concerns about Donald Trump were undoubtedly shaped by what he had heard constantly by the 24 hr. a day news media which relentlessly attacked Donald Trump.

The media labeled Trump as a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, a woman hater, and a dozen other derogatory things. None of which are true, but that also is for another topic.

Returning to the Electoral College comment; my first thought ‘was welcome to the club.’ Not because I think the Electoral College should be done away with, but because so much of my life has been affected by the Electoral College in the exact opposite manor.

First things first: my friend in California’s position is Hillary won the popular vote so the Electoral College results should be voided. That we are a democracy, therefore the person with the most votes wins.

But America is a Republic which operates on democratic principles. Big difference. One of the reasons the founders decided each state would have 2 Senators was to preserve equality of representation amongst the states in the enacting of laws which would affect the entire country.

Many would have you believe the Electoral College was created to keep an incompetent from becoming president, but that’s not exactly true. The Electoral College was created to prevent nationwide mob rule by one or a handful of states.

Now let’s look at election results (as of November 12th):

Nationwide popular vote:

Trump 60,072,551

Clinton 60,467,601

A difference of 395,050. A very slim margin of victory.

Now let’s look at 2 statewide results:

California:

Trump 3,021,095

Clinton 5,589,936

A difference of 2,568,841

New York:

Trump 2,640,570

Clinton 4,143,874

A difference of 1,503,304

Now take out the results of either state, New York or California, and Trump wins the popular vote by more than a million. Take them both out and Trump wins the popular vote in a landslide.

My California friend, in anger only I’m sure, echoed the notion of succession from the union, and he wasn’t alone. Wow! Talk about the shoe being on the other foot. Sounds just like the south prior to the Civil war.

Why would they say that? Because they feel Trump is a threat to their way of life. Just like the southern states did prior to the civil war.

It has been taught (by Liberal teachers) for decades the civil war was all about slavery, but that’s not true. It is also taught everyone in the south either had slaves, or was in favor of slavery, but that’s not true either.

Were the evils of slavery a part of it, without question, but the main issue which provoked succession, was when the Northeastern part of the country, far more densely populated, and with a huge technological advantage, began dictating to the lesser populated southern states, how things would be.

Mob rule. A situation diametrically opposed by the Electoral College.

People in the south felt their states’ rights were being violated and their way of life under assault. It was unacceptable for a couple of Northern states to dictate to them how they should live and what rights they should have.

They felt their way of life threatened, so they succeed from the union.

Now fast forward to the last 50 years, and my previous comment ‘welcome to the club’ and how the Electoral College has failed the rest of us at times.

California and New York City are the centers of television, movie production, and news media headquarters. For the last 50 years or so, Liberals have determined what movies would be made, what television shows would be aired, and what and how news stories would be told, while the rest of the country just had to deal with it.

The Liberals took full advantage of this and attacked, belittled, undermined, and at times outright attacked the way of life of Americans in the other 45 states who disagreed with their views.

The news media was used as a weapon to distort the truth and coheres the population to further the Liberal agenda.  We didn’t have a media and entertainment Electoral College, as it were, for us in the other 45 states. Our opinion didn’t matter

 

News flash: most of the movies coming out of Hollywood are nothing short of trash. The View is a social cesspool, Seinfeld wasn’t that funny, not every show has to have a homosexual in it, and nobody in the south liked Honey Booboo; your polling data was wrong (just like in this year’s presidential race).

Thank heavens for NetFlix and others like it.

Oh, and New York City, you are neither the cultural beacon for the country or a shining example of the American dream. Get over yourself.

And speaking of polling data; it’s easy to get the poll results you want when you get to pick the participants. No one I know, myself included, has ever been asked to participate in any political poll. Polling data was and is fixed, whose truthful representation has become a tool the news-media uses to manipulate public opinion.

For too long, the two most heavily populated states have determined the political landscape of the entire country. Candidates knew if they could capture California, New York, and/or most of the Northeast their chance of winning was a given, the rest of the country got the big ole middle finger. 248836_340

The states who got the Liberal middle finger, populated by hard working, taxpaying, law-abiding citizens (the backbone of this country), whose voices have been ignored since Reagan left office, finally had had enough and turned out to vote.

Two of the states the left always catered to, New York and California have an illegal immigrant population of 3,125,000. How many of those cast votes, illegally, the 2016 presidential election? Everyone that could I’m sure.

Illegal immigrants, who are being supported by taxpayers from 45 other states which had have no say in the matter! Where was our Electoral College in this?

We have a joke of a health-care system, passed by a political minority, which illegal immigrants are benefiting from at no cost to them, while middle-class insurance premiums have doubled or tripled since the ACA became law. No Electoral College intervention here.

Obama has run the country for the last 7 1/2 years on a $9 Trillion credit-card shoring up government pension plans and increasing welfare handouts, all while destroying middle-class America.

We are $20 Trillion in debt, the middle class is hanging on by a finger nail to what’s left of the American dream, Obama is importing refugees and settling them in states who have no say in the matter, expecting the middle-class taxpayer to not only accept it, but pay for it.

Here is a list of the states where Obama has illegally settled refugees and what is interesting is, Michigan and Pennsylvania, traditional Liberal strongholds, who have had refugees forced on them by Obama, came out and voted for Donald Trump.

We can’t afford to pay our own debts, much less everyone else’s. But again no Electoral College intervention here either.

Working class America, found in Donald Trump a man that recognized the legitimacy of their anger, and had the courage to tell the elitists in Washington we have had enough.

Trump told the media, the Liberal propaganda machine I don’t need you, I will go to the people and win without you,’ the media hated him for it, and attacked him 24/7.

Those who voted for Trump were tired of 2 or 3 states deciding everything for the entire country. For too long California, New York, and the elitists in Washington D.C have violated states’ rights, Constitutional rights, and sought to replace our lifestyle with a lifestyle of their choosing.

I freely admit all states have problems to deal with, but the difference is we in the other 45 states do not dictate to California or the Northeastern states how to live their lives or run their states.

Alabama, where I live, is not an ass-backward, hick state as portrayed by the media. It is a conservative state with hard working people who feel, as a black woman in front of my wife and I, at our voting place expressed so eloquently; “I just want to work, pay my taxes, and be left alone.” Absolutely right.

Our way of life (and I speak for most of the states in this country) is based on faith, family, and country. Our way of life has been under assault by Washington DC, and we are sick of it.

The 2nd amendment exists to secure the right to our way of life. According to Liberals like Obama, we are just “clingers to our bibles and our guns.” Damn right, just like the founders of this country.

We are tired of Liberals trying to replace faith with theoretical nonsense, replace family with government, and replace freedom with socialism. If that’s what you want in your state, in your city, in your lifestyle, fine. But you don’t get to decide that for the rest of us.

Hence the Electoral College. electoral-college

Here’s another news flash for you; the vast majority of gun violence is committed by Liberal welfare recipients, not bible-toting, gun-clinging rednecks in the south. The vast majority of the rioters in major cities are also Liberal welfare recipients or illegal immigrants.

Those same miscreants have declared war against law and order, murdering police officers, destroying private property, all while the Obama administration supports their actions.

This is what Trump supporters saw. This is why Trump won. This time the Electoral College, which has failed me and others so many times in the past, finally came through.

Do I want California to succeed from the Union, or course not? Sarcastically speaking – it would cost too much to build a wall around California, besides I get my wine from there.

While you may be upset with the Electoral College, I think it’s time those of you in California, New York City, and Washington DC realize we in the other 45 states have a say as well.

And our voice came through loud and clear this year.

We will no longer be dictated to by a minority of those who threaten our way of life.

 

What is H.R.2431 and why you should care

 

 

H.R. 2431 otherwise known as International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 and was passed into law in Oct 9th 1998

The basis of the bill:

(1) The right to freedom of religion undergirds the very origin and existence of the United States.

(2) Freedom of religious belief and practice is a universal human right and fundamental freedom

(3) Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. “

(7) Congress has recognized and denounced acts of religious persecution through the adoption of the following resolutions:

The bill declares it to be U.S. policy to:

(1) condemn violations of religious freedom, and to promote, and to assist other governments in the promotion of, the fundamental right to freedom of religion; and

(2) seek to channel U.S. security and development assistance to governments that are found not to be engaged in gross violations of the right to freedom of religion.

Freedom of Religion is one of the cornerstones of our founding principles and a right we recognize as inalienable.

As Americans, we believe, because it is inalienable, freedom of religion is not limited to our way of life, but is the inherent right of all peoples of all nations and of all faiths.

Because of our leadership role in the world, it is our obligation to make sure, whenever and wherever possible that peoples of all nations are given the opportunity to engage in this most basic of rights.

We cannot hope to dictate to other countries what religions or faiths they are to adhere to or even consider as the one-true-faith, but what we can realistically expect is for the leadership of those countries to allow their citizenry the right to choose which faith to follow and/or religion to practice, without fear of persecution.

Now the question arises; why is this law not being enforced, its conditions exercised, or even being discussed?

In light of the growing persecution of peoples of any faith but Islam in the Middle East, this bill should be included in all conversations involving U.S. Middle Eastern policy.

We have all witnessed the brutal slaughter of Christians at the hands of ISIS, but are christian-isis-persecutionyou also aware those countries our government considers allies do not allow the practice of any faith but Islam.

In most Middle Eastern countries any faith but Islam is against the law. Even our ‘closest ally’ Saudi Arabian law prohibits not only any faith but Islam, they don’t even allow foreign missionaries from any other faith in side their country.

H.R. 2431 provides for an Ambassador at Large and staff to keep Congress and the President apprised as to which countries are in violation of the conditions laid down in this bill.

Should countries be found in violation of Freedom of Religion and/or engage in religious persecution, the bill authorizes the President to take actions against such countries.

Here are 7 direct actions available to the President listed in the bill, with 8 others being indirect.

(1) public condemnation;

(2) delay or cancellation of scientific and cultural exchanges;

(3) withdrawal, limitation, or suspension of U.S. development assistance and U.S. security assistance; (4) instruction of U.S. executive directors of international financial institutions to vote against loans primarily benefiting the foreign government responsible for such violations;

(5) restrictions on the issuance of licenses to export any goods or technology to such foreign government; (6) prohibition against the making, guaranteeing, or insuring of loans, or extension of credit by certain U.S. financial institutions to the violating government; and

(7) prohibition of U.S. Government procurement of goods or services from such government

When was the last time President Obama took any of the actions listed in this legislation to confront this violation of Religious Freedom?

When was the last time President Obama even took the very first action at his disposal (Public condemnation)?

Yes I’m aware President Obama has spoken out against the brutal acts of ISIS, but at the same time ignored violations on a country wide basis.

According to the latest annual report posted on the government website (as required by this legislation):

The following countries are Tier 1 or “countries of particular concern,” or CPCs. IRFA requires the U.S. government to designate as a CPC any country whose government engages in or tolerates particularly severe violations of religious freedom that are systematic, ongoing and egregious.”

Notice the Islamic countries listed in Tier 1 (countries of particular concern):

Eritrea

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Sudan

Turkmenistan Is 89% Muslim

Uzbekistan

We are allowing religious oppression, bordering on genocide to some faiths, to continue while providing refuge for peoples of the same faith which is guilty of the persecution.

H.R. 2431 was signed into law by Bill Clinton, ironically a few months after the founding of The Clinton Foundation.

The Clinton Foundation’s first year received a shade over $3 million in donations (from whom we aren’t privileged to know), meanwhile Saudi Arabia conveniently got a pass from Bill Clinton even after terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of Americans, were planned and carried out by Usama Bin Laden a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

This miscalculation led to 9/11 where thousands of Americans were killed. All planned and carried out by Usama Bin Laden and 15 Saudi citizens.

While our government has more of less exonerated the Saudi Government of knowing and /or assisting in the attacks recently, it does not erase the guilt of Saudi Arabia as being guilty of violating the conditions of this legislation.

During the Bush years, before and after the Iraq war, the relationship with Saudi Arabia cooled, but was deemed necessary for success in Iraq by our government. Bush took advantage of a waiver clause in the bill (which I refer to as the Bush clause):

SEC. 407.PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

(3) the important national interest of the United States requires the exercise of such waiver authority

In 2009 enter Barak Obama and his questionable affection for all things Islamic. Obama has taken no action against Islamic countries in general or allies in particular that are guilty of grossly violating the conditions set forth in this bill.

A number of Tier 1 countries have donated money to the Clinton Foundation and those donations escalated during Hillary’s term as Secretary of State (2009-2013). Buying silence perhaps?

But those details are for another article.

This bill needs to return to the forefront of American conscience because of the current immigration, or-lack-thereof policy of Obama. Based on this legislation, we could and should, change our immigration/refugee focus to those people who are persecuted in Islamic countries, and base the priority of application on the severity of the persecution.

Which is not what is happening now. War torn Syria is the current administrations priority one; even while Christians are being be-headed and crucified on crosses.

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The current administration is all-to-eager to provide ‘refugee statuses’ to people of the very same faith which is intolerant of every other faith except their own, and are guilty of violations listed in this bill. Christians are being murdered, jailed, beaten, and ostracized in Muslim countries, by Muslims.

There is political rhetoric today that we shouldn’t discriminate against any immigrants based on religion. I agree, to a point. The purpose of refugee status is to protect those who are victims of

(11) PARTICULARLY SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.—The term ‘‘particularly severe violations of religious freedom’’ means systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom, including violations such as—

(A) torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment;

(B) prolonged detention without charges;

Less than 2% of those granted ‘refugee asylum’ this year are Christian, or of any other faith but. It seems to me there is selective discrimination being carried out by this administration.

It is widely reported Christians are systematically abused by Muslims occupying refugee camps, reducing their chances of ever escaping their fate, and overlooked by this administration.

And if they are lucky enough to make it to another country, they are still abused by Muslims in the refugee camps.

This could be one of the greatest miscarriages of justice ever committed by the United States. We have ignored the cries for help from peoples of other faiths, while embracing with open arms, those who are guilty of persecuting those who seek freedom of religion.

It is without excuse we have failed to act.

Obama loves to proclaim we are not a Christian Nation, but we are a nation of Christians, and this country was founded by those of Judeo-Christian beliefs. The very reason for coming to the new world was to exercise freedom of religion. Get over it Mr. President.

The rise of radical Islam has been on the rise since the Iranian revolution, and has accelerated in human rights abuses in the last 10 years. iran1Instead of taking a stand against this demonic barbarism our government considers Saudi Arabia an ally and we have all but handed nuclear weapons to the Iranians, all in direct violation of the terms of H.R. 2431.

May God forgive us if we fail to rescue those who are oppressed by Islamic countries because of their desire to freely worship, while importing the instruments of our own destruction.

 

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Dealing With The Islamic Invasion Of The U.S.

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While we are focused on events half way around the globe we are ignoring a cancer eating away at our way of life right here at home.

It’s often the unseen, unnoticed things in life that can have the most dramatic effects and dire consequences. Take cancer for example. How many times has cancer gone unnoticed or the warning signs ignored, until the damage is so great nothing can be done to defeat it.

There is a form of cancer infiltrating our country for some time now and the danger it represents to our way of life is being completely ignored. That cancer is Islam.

Why have we been ignoring the danger that Islam represents to us for so long?

There are a number of reasons, but the major reason is Political Correctness. We have been feed a steady diet of the drug PC (Political Correctness) for so long now we really truly believe that Islam is ‘a religion of peace,’ even though there are no facts, historical or otherwise, to support this ridiculous claim.

Sadly, we are being this same nonsense from the President of the United States and party of Progressives.

Throughout history Islam has spread by invasion and conquest, not by peace. A live and let live policy has no meaning to Islam. Their intolerant, radical ideology has always been convert or die.

Muslims do not assimilate into any country’s culture, they remain separate in almost all of their social activities, and do so by choice. PC propaganda would have you believe they are being ostracized, without cause, by us, yet their failure to assimilate has created their own separation.

The media is quick to defend Islam, insisting the terrorists represent a microscopic number of Muslims, and ‘moderate’ Muslims are not terrorists. And most Muslims just want to live in peace.

Why is the media so quick to participate in this cover-up? Muslim Money invested in the media.

How many of these ‘peaceful‘ Islamic leaders, or communities in general, have denounced the atrocities committed by Islamic terrorists around the world? Too few to count.

One of the founding pillars of the U.S. is freedom of religion. But the limits of religious freedom are defined by the law of the land, which dovetails into another founding pillar of our country – separation of church and state.

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The Muslims are taking advantage of freedom of religion while ignoring the separation of church and state, and we are allowing it to our own destruction, under the childish illusion we can all just get along, as if Islam operates on some kind of live-and-let live equality.

In Islam there is no such thing as separation of church and state. Sharia law being the inseparable link binding the two into one way of life completely contrary to our way of life.

How is this is happening?

Immigrants from Islamic countries come here, requesting citizenship while refusing to assimilate. They seek to expand Islam, expecting us to accept their faith, while they have nothing but disdain for ours.

And if you think the numbers are insignificant, then think again. According to Federal Data U.S. Annually Admits Quarter of A Million Muslim Migrants.

The countries they come from do not allow freedom of religion, its Islam, persecution, or death, so it begs the question; why do they come here? They come to take and give back nothing.

Take advantage of our freedom of religion, our healthcare, our welfare programs, social protection, and importantly our international trade agreements.

The same countries that only recognize Islam as their faith and law fund conquest efforts in the U.S. Think about that for a minute. Countries that won’t allow any religion to exist in their own country except Islam take full advantage of our freedom of religion.

The country responsible for most of the funding in this invasion, while being totally intolerant of any religion but Islam in their own country is Saudi Arabia. Our ‘friend‘ in the Middle East, our Muslim ‘ally‘, according to all of the PC indoctrination.

Why do we allow Saudi Arabia to spend $Billions to build mosques in the U.S. while refusing to allow Christian churches to be built in their own country? Christians are not only denied citizenship in Saudi Arabia, they are not allowed to worship in public.

Is that what you visualize as free trade? Social cooperation?

Has PC so clouded our judgement we have accepted the torture of Christians in Saudi Arabia while allowing them to invest Billions in our own country.

80% of the mosques build in America are Saudi funded.

And theses Mosques are being radicalized by the Saudis.

This investment in not limited to mosques, but also the establishment of schools. Islamic Academies, they are called. I would suggest you do an Internet search of Islamic Academies located in your own state, it may surprise you. Here are a couple of slogans from The Islamic Academy of Alabama. They so encapsulate peace:

 

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Of the few Muslims who seek to break away from the slavery of Islam even fewer escape. Those who attempt to leave are trampled underfoot by the radicals.

Saudi funding of Islamic efforts in the U.S. is a cancer to our way of life, and if it’s not removed soon it will kill us.

What do we do?

First, we must cut off the influx of Muslim money by new legislation. It’s only fair (in the real sense of the meaning not like fair used by a disingenuous president Obama). So what’s fair? Enacting legislation that states in clear language; for every dollar Saudi Arabia invests in Mosques here in the U.S. they have to allow equal amounts to be spent in their country for constructing Christian Churches.

Along with this funding, their local law enforcement agencies must insure their protection to the same extent Muslims in the U.S. enjoy.

You say that’s not realistic. Exactly. They of course will refuse this arrangement, but if they reject the rules then our aim is still accomplished – the banishment of Saudi funded Islamic expansion in the U.S.

Secondly– every immigrant that seeks to become a citizen of the U.S. must publicly swear or affirm the constitution of the U.S. as being the law of the land trumping Sharia law. And this must be done before they arrive here saving us the cost and trouble of deportation.

Third– any Muslim who is found guilty of terrorism against the U.S., their entire family is deported. No more of this putting one in prison and allowing the rest of the family to stay.

I think too few people understand Saudi Arabia’s role in the Muslim world. While most of the Middle Eastern countries provide brainwashed soldiers to carry out the butchery of Islam, Saudi Arabia’s mission is to provide the funds to build mosques in the U.S. and Europe, and administer brainwashing schools.

Think of Saudi Arabia as college for Islamic brainwashing. Did you know those leaders or people of import in the Middle East who have strayed from the purer faith of Islam are sent to Saudi Arabia for re-training?

Remember 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi Arabian citizens- our ‘friend‘ in the Middle East.

These measures may seem harsh, but you have to decide do want to continue to enjoy freedom of religion or do you want to become Islamic slaves? If you discover cancer in your body do you think it wise to try and reason with it hoping it will understand and not kill you? Or do you remove it? That is the choice we face today. We must act before it’s too late.