Is President Trump too “Thin-Skinned”


Most people would probably say ‘Yes!’ he whines too much about the media — but given a second thought it’s hard to blame  him.


How would you, ‘Joe or Jane Citizen’, feel if your local newspaper started a campaign of half-truths, distortions, and innuendos just short of outright lies in an attempt to destroy your image and your credibility, and taint your family’s or businesses’ name. I don’t know about you Jane and Joe but I would be mad as Hell and tell everyone I could that the local news was filled with “lies”.

In his speech to CPAC this week, Trump hit the nail right on the head when he complained about anonymous sources as the basis for most of the reporting from media organizations such as CNN, the Washington Post and the font of all the anti-Trump rhetoric “fit to print”, the New York Times. Trump’s response to this situation was “tell me to my face” (not through some questionable anonymous source).

I’m well aware that anonymous sources are traditionally considered “needed” in the news reporting business but, freedom of the press aside, there should be some control over the ‘leaked’ information when it is used as a bludgeon against an individual. Just as the accused has the right to confront his or her accuser in a court of law, the same or a very close standard should be in place in the ‘Court of Public Opinion.”

An unfounded rumor can ruin any American’s family life, business, and finances.


Returning America to Safety, Strength and the Rule of Law Under the Constitution


It appears that there are many millions of people in the United States who want this country to have: no sovereignty, no borders, no rule of law, and most importantly, no protections against radical Islam. These same people appear to be completely oblivious to the epidemic of terrorism being perpetrated by radical elements of the Islamic religion and deaf to the many cries that emanate from the Arab world, for: “death to America”, “death to the Great Satan” (that’s us too), and “death to ALL “infidels”, i.e., those who do not live for and die for Islam . If not oblivious to these direct threats, these millions of Americans are, for some reason, choosing to ignore them.

No! Not all Muslims are terrorists but the vast majority of active terrorists are either Muslim or otherwise sympathetic to Islam’s terrible goals. A favorite tactic for Islamic terrorists is to hide among the population; that was what President Trump was trying to prevent with his Executive Order temporarily halting immigration from seven of the Arab nations long known as terrorist hotbeds. Unfortunately, the Executive order was not thought out thoroughly enough and it created some problems for people who should not have been affected by the temporary halt but that was not the main problem. The main problem was a Liberal Federal Judge (U.S. District Court Judge James Robart of Seattle) who did not (and still does not) understand that the function of a Federal Judge is to rule on Constitutional law and not on his personal feelings or sympathies.

The U.S. Constitution gives the President of the United States plenary powers over immigration to the United States.

An Irrelevant War of Words

Richard Stengel, who served as an undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs under President Obama explained in a New York Times op-ed* that:
“no one in the Obama Administration could or would have used ‘radical Islam’ to identify terror attacks perpetrated by Muslim extremists. They have instead used a much less offensive term ‘violent extremism’”. He went on to explain: “To defeat radical Islamic extremism, we needed our Islamic allies: the Jordanians, the Emiratis, the Egyptians, and the Saudis; and they believed that term unfairly vilified a whole religion.”

During that dreadful period of our history known as the Obama administration, it consistently appeared to many Americans that Muslims were his chosen people. This is understandable when you consider that Obama was born and raised in the Muslim religion. In his heart at least, Obama will probably always be a Muslim. Offending Muslims would have been akin to sticking a fork in his own eye. In the worst cases of Islamic Terror Obama would, of course, for appearance sake, speak out against the evil but he would never identify its root as the Quran or the words of “the Prophet Muhammed” contained in that Muslim Holy Book.

Let’s get past this fascinatingly irrelevant debate over what to call ‘animals’ that kill in the name of their religion; the answer is clear. There may not be a sentient being left in the civilized world who can not identify the source of this insane slaughter. What to call them? If someone wants to kill you and steal your country, their title is “The Enemy.” Simply that: and an enemy regardless of origin or motivations must be dispatched if you want to survive!

A ‘Great’ New Era

Fortunately, it’s a different world now. Now we have a president whose only national allegiance is to the United States and whose term in office will be dedicated to returning America to safety, strength and the rule of law under the Constitution. Those who refused to see the damage that Obama was doing to our country and it’s Constitution are, of course, fighting every move President Trump is making to achieve his objective of a “Great Again” America; they have caused damage but they can not and must not prevail.

The question remains: what can be done about those who want nothing to change from the Obama years? We can pity them and try to educate them or, if we choose, we can just ignore them until they see the error of their ways. Fighting them, however, is probably the best option. NOT with lies or violence in the streets, those are failed Progressive tactics. We need to attack every lie and faked news story with the truth. We need to blog, Facebook and Tweet so the continually pathetic supporters of the Left and to the ‘mainstream media’ to let them know that we are not backing down, are not backing away from the truth and are not giving any credence to their lies and distortions. Especially the media! We must, every day, put the media on notice that it is NO LONGER in the “Mainstream; it’s a nearly-extinct species being replaced by an increasingly informed, aware American public.”