Open Letter to Democrats

I responded to a post on Facebook the other day that compelled me to share this Open Letter to Democrats. A little background includes name calling between individuals across the aisle. This immature behavior triggered an emotional response that started in the irritated range. I was irritated that someone with differing views was name-calling those with conflicting views.

Irritation migrated to sadness that respect for opinions of others is being wiped away. So then I had to ask myself why that is the case. Then it dawned on me that this pitting of one American against the other is nothing more than a manipulation. The intended result is maintaining status quo for career politics in our currently failing political system.

The final metamorphosis of my emotions resulted in anger. Anger against those who would turn the greatest political system in the history of the world into a self-serving cash machine at our expense. We have to remember that, on both sides of the aisle, we are simply trying to do what is best for our country. 99% of us are voting based on the information we have, but the information is faulty.

Some of us have been ingrained in party lines for so long that we no longer see what is really happening. We just see party and that is wrong. When I look at you and your differing views on politics, I must force myself to look past your initial arguments and listen to the reasons you are voting the way you do. I have to also remember that you are basing your decisions on facts you have at your disposal and most of the population only has access to facts fed to us by the media.

To all of us, right or left, we have to take our country back. This Open Letter to Democrats is a plea to both sides. Both Republicans and Democrats need to wake up from the hypnosis of party lines and look at the facts. Neither the Democrat nor the Republican parties are serving the American people. They are serving themselves. Once we understand that as a population, then we will quit paying attention to establishment distractions. Once we are on the same page, we will begin paying attention to what really matters. We will not let career politicians divide and ruin our country.

Open Letter to Democrats – Response Letter

I agree. I agree that personal insults are not the way to go. I also agree that there is a certain level of ignorance on both sides of the aisle. You, I and the rest of the citizenry have been sold a bill of goods by career politicians that is no longer tenable. You see, career politics are to blame and their (establishment’s) goal is to pit us against each other.

As long as we are fighting each other, then it is ideological and not about their fight to retain status quo. But I don’t know if “ignorance” is the right word. I think it should be “insanity” because we citizens keep doing the same thing – voting party lines thinking we will get different results. The result will always be the same, 4 more years of no results.

What may be considered ignorant is when a party (R or D) pushes an agenda regardless of goal or outcome. D, as an ideology, pushes for larger government and more entitlement. I don’t think any Democrat can argue with that, but what has that gotten us as a country. Government is not designed to be in business. They are too inefficient and have zero accountability.

The D party didn’t start that way but that is what it has turned into, an engine for government expansion. Anemic growth and failure to recover are the result of larger government and from an economic perspective, it is not possible for a government to create wealth. You see, money is fiat which is another way of saying worthless. It’s value is based in perception.

I am not the biggest fan of either candidate, but I am a conservative Republican. I would argue that even the R side of the fence has become ineffective. The only resolution to our problem are outsiders who are willing to change the system. What we have to get back to is a smaller government where the people, not the government, dictate the direction of our country. I know that Trump is the better choice to achieve this specific goal.

While I am not a huge fan of either candidate, my argument to persuade you to switch sides is that at the very least, we cannot tolerate 4 more years of what we have gone through. If you want credibility and reason for my tirade, I lost my business due to government intervention and regulation that I could not afford to maintain. Small business is the backbone of growth for our nation and we are suffocating Americans reaching for their dreams. It is the spirit of the pioneer who struck out to unknown territories that we are killing. When it dies, we become like everyone else in the world.

I would argue that anyone needs to vote their conscious, but do not do so blindly and according to party line. Take a look at the numbers. They do not lie. I realize my arguments may fall upon deaf ears because the initial tendency is to build a wall against change and to lash out at anyone proposing change. But maybe if I plant enough seeds, at least one tree will sprout and grow.

Sorry for the long post, but I am very passionate about the survival of our country.

Thank you for taking the time to read my Open Letter to Democrats. Please feel free to comment or to contact us for more information.


Trumpublican – Democrats Are Really Republican

Trumpublican trump·ub·li·can(trəmˈpəbləkən) n. – a person opposing establishment politics advocating a republican government in the form of a smaller, fiscally responsible government held accountable for the protection of and service to the American people first and foremost.

Okay, so this post might generate a bit of controversy, but when I started realizing what was happening, it became impossible to restrain myself. After all, Democrats are Democrats and Republicans are Republicans, right? Maybe not. It may be that Democrats are really Trumpublican.

What brought this on? I was watching the Democratic National Convention and listening carefully to the points that each of the speakers continued to make and it became more and more evident that they were pushing the Republican agenda under the guise of the Democratic Party.

The Agenda

Granted, there were some major flaws in the underlying arguments and there are still chasms of difference on social issues like abortion and status quo, but it was surprising nonetheless that establishment Dems were pushing GOP selling points. Maybe not the establishment, but everyday Democrats are really Trumpublican. They just don’t know it yet.

How did I come to this stark realization? Let’s take a closer look.

  1. Trade Agreements – Trump has always argued that our trade agreements are badly negotiated and not good for the American economy. The worst, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed into law by Bill Clinton. The Hillster has always been for the TPP and now has suddenly switched position? Very interesting. To Bernie’s credit, he has also always been critical of our trade agreements.
  2. Divisiveness – As a population, we all want to eliminate racial tensions. What is the best way to do this? According to establishment DNC, we should bring up mothers of criminals and focus on racial divisions, right? Wrong! We have to get past them and the only way to do that is to move forward, not look back. Law and Order in our neighborhoods, especially inner city, is crucial. Equality is actually much farther along than establishment DNC wants you to believe, but what better way to take your mind off the real issues than by filling it with ideas of racial inequality and division. The same is true of gender inequality. Is there room for improvement? Always, but let’s focus on moving forward instead of things we cannot change like the past. By the way, Republicans were the original anti-slavery party.
  3. Jobs vs. Wages – What do we all really want? Whether the minimum wage is $8, $10 or $15 it doesn’t really matter. There is no way a person can support themselves, much less a family, at these wages and it is only going to get worse. All of these are poverty level wages and, in reality, they don’t matter if you can’t get a job. So what do we really want? We want jobs. When there are full-time, consistent jobs a person can enter at one point and move up the ladder from there. How do we generate jobs? Companies and entrepreneurs create jobs. No matter what establishment Dems say, we have nothing if we don’t have jobs. What is worse, their idea of creating jobs is government sponsored infrastructure improvement, but that is like paying yourself to work. You don’t create any wealth. Government by its very design cannot be the ‘creator’ of jobs.
  4. Borders – There is not a country in the world that does not enforce immigration laws. Well, maybe there is one right now – us! The drain on infrastructure and employment is such that it is not sustainable and enforcement of immigration laws is far from the evil monster that establishment Dems make it out to be. We have always been and will always be a nation of immigrants, but it has to be legal and we have to protect our citizens by vetting those who come in. This is the greatest nation on the planet, but without laws, education and society we are nothing but a quagmire of debt sucking us dry.
  5. Establishment Republicans try to sell that the national debt belongs to Obama. While he did nothing to diminish the debt and nothing to curb the debt increases, he is not solely responsible. We will escape his administration at around $21,000,000,000,000 in debt which is nothing to shrug your shoulders at. Establishment Dems point the fingers at Bush and his administration which realized the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression (spoiler: keep your eyes open for a “Dead Cat Bounce” in the near future), but that is not the source either. Bush should not have bailed anyone out or started QE1, but then Obama added to it with QE2 and QE3. Bearing with me momentarily, the real genesis belongs to Alan Greenspan and Bill Clinton when they took the reigns off of Wall Street and allowed the money guys to do whatever they wanted. That resulted in a super-heated housing market, unrestrained lending and the real culprit – Mortgage Backed Securities. So while “Establishment” is busy pointing fingers, here we are stuck in the mud of a sluggish economy that won’t go anywhere. Time to Trumpersize it!
  6. Terrorism – One area of difference at the establishment level is the response to terrorism. Democrat leaders seem to be ignoring the problem because they have always downplayed the issue. It seems obvious to me that Establishment Dems are selling “Feel Good” politics. Problem is that everyday Dems know the problem exists. They see it every single day. Well now leadership Dems cannot acknowledge it because that lends credence to Trump. This is a critical flaw in the Dem approach to getting elected, but it is a quandry to which there is no exit for them. In this capacity, a Trumpublican has the upper hand.
  7. Integrity – This is a double-edged sword no matter what window you see this through. Clinton has obvious integrity issues that don’t need to be mentioned again in this article. Suffice it to say that her integrity issues include deception and lies whereas Trump integrity is primarily questioned due to his inability to contain his words in his head. Let’s think about that for a moment though. If he is saying whatever is on his mind, is that perhaps a good thing and not a bad thing. Instead of the picture of lack of integrity being painted, my personal opinion is that I would rather have a brutally honest President than one who is proven to lie and cover-up when it comes to communicating with the American public.
  8. Law & Order – There is little doubt that citizens on both sides of the aisle are pro Law & Order. There is no question when it comes to supporting our police and our judicial system. To do otherwise is to promote substandard performance in law enforcement and further decay in inner city strife. So what becomes surprising is the overt snub by establishment Dems given to law enforcement and police throughout the nation. There is no doubt that many will question the decision by DNC leadership to promote speeches by mothers of criminals and to make unsupported statements that clearly promote friction between the public and law enforcement. At some point, citizens must realize that a nation is nothing without law and order. When they do, they will realize they are Trumpublican.

The Purposeful Lie

In all fairness, there are some differences in political point of view, but I will argue that Dems are closer to being a Trumpublican than they realize. Millennials, when they actually research issues (rather than just listening to talking heads) will understand that they are surprisingly Trumpublican.

So why would Establishment on either side of the aisle want to keep us in a state of ignorance? Well this one is easy. While we are out here struggling and ‘following’ our leaders, they are sitting comfy and cozy with their retirement programs, health benefits and limited work schedule. I mean, think about it, what would you do to protect your lifelong career in politics. I will argue that, while it is bad on the Republican side, it is worse on the Democrat side. Career politicians are lying to us and that is why Bernie and Donald have done so well. Americans are sick and tired of status quo.

Where I have the biggest issue is the practice of “Feel Good” politics and the turning of facts into emotional misstatements. To paint shootings of black men by white police officers as up, when in reality the number is down by a significant percentage is inflammatory and inaccurate. More importantly, it is irresponsible and that is what we need right now, a responsible government. And what about all the lives lost to crime in our nation? Create jobs where there is a path to the future and create neighborhoods where it is safe to go outside once again and you create peace and prosperity.

To Establishment Democrats (and Republicans) – quit lying and working to maintain the lifestyle that career politics has provided you. That is why outsiders are doing so well, because the American population (everyone) is sick and tired of where career politics has taken us. To be Trumpublican means that you too are sick and tired of where we are as a nation.

Time for “We the People” to Unite

We are not able to sustain debt soon to reach $21 trillion. As a society, we will not be able to function when the middle class disappears. The day when people wake up and find that they have ceded all of their rights to the government that is supposed to work for them, that is a day when revolution will become more than protest. Whether you like it or not, Trump is the only outsider left and the last chance to try to turn the Titanic. We cannot go forward like this so this is my call for unity.

Our Republic was designed by our founders with a small government to be run by citizens who had a calling for public service, not self-service. Until we eliminate career politics, we will not be able to escape the quagmire that is our political system, but we can take one small step in the right direction this November because we are the people in “We the People”.

The Republican Revolution (Trumpublican Movement)

I have argued for years that both the Democratic Party with its left-wing social tendencies and the entrenched, backboneless Republican Party have far outlived their usefulness and their capacity to represent “We the People”. I have asserted that, time and again, these parties have evolved into self-serving, elitist membership clubs that are out only to protect their positions at the expense of the people they are supposed to represent. Time for a Republican Revolution.

Wake Up! Really?

On the Democrat side, it never ceases to amaze me at how adept that party is at indoctrinating from a very young age. They mold the youth of our nation into entitled, hive-minded people who, for some strange reason, think that government will solve all of our problems and can create wealth out of thin air. News flash — The only way the government can solve your personal problems is to take away your ability to think for yourself, make government larger until it takes over every aspect of your life and legislate you to death.

Additionally, there are only two ways government can provide you with free amenities such as free education, free health care and free infrastructure. One, tax you more to create the money needed to run this ever-growing monolith of fake free services. Two, if taxes don’t pay for all the “free stuff”, they will have to add the expense to the bottom line of the national debt. The problem is that they are already doing both. Check out the national debt clock. With national debt growing at $2 billion per day and unfunded liabilities north of $100 trillion. Everybody on the left side of the fence has to let me know how we are going to pay for a bigger government when we can’t afford what we have now.

“I Would Like an Order of Intestinal Fortitude Please”

So here comes the Republican Party to save the day, right? Not so fast. The Republican Revolution – This election cycle has proven several very interesting things that we will get to momentarily. What comes to mind first and foremost when thinking of the Republican Party is, “Why aren’t they doing what the Republican Party is supposed to do?” I have not seen one, not one member of the Republican Party work to reduce the size of our government. All they are capable of doing is making feeble efforts to fight off growth of the government and they are not even doing that very well. Give in to the budget, give in to the demands of the DNC, give in, give in and give in some more. Worse is that the victories we claim are not really even victories at all – just a little bit less giving in.

“We the People” are pretty tired of status quo. For some reason, I had this feeling that I was one of the few citizens who were so fed up with our current state of politics that I might explode. One of the interesting side effects of this election cycle is that I find myself not alone. I am not alone in feeling betrayed by my own party. I am not alone in feeling as if my voice and my destiny has been ripped away and traded for a few pieces of silver to line the pockets of those in power – the career politicians.

A Republican Revolution

Guess what establishment. There is a Republican Revolution, actually more of an American Political Revolution coming and it is heading our way like a freight train. The polls and caucuses are demonstrating, between Trump and even Bernie before he sold out, that America is done with establishment politics. “We the People” are done not having representatives in Washington when these people are supposed to be faithful to us, the constituents. Time and time again they have betrayed us to the point where we can no longer trust them. They can throw money at it. They can get their best speakers and best establishment representatives, but to no avail. We are taking our country back.

The Trumpublican Movement

There is a movement rising that is sick and tired of traditional politics. This movement is no longer about the government, it is about the people and the removal of bureaucracy that overshadows and over-reaches. This movement is the New Republican Party. It is the Trumpublican Movement and the establishment can either embrace it or get out of the way. This is not about Trump the man. It is about what we are giving away as a nation.

This is a warning to the elite. If you do not accept the vote of “We the People” and you usurp our authority over you as our representatives, you will get steamrolled. You will get taken from your ivory towers and replaced with people who do not have power and money as their first and only priority.

The people are speaking. It is peaceful, yet determined. It is resolute in the final goal, to reclaim our country from self-serving politics. No longer will politics be a career. It will once again be a service to the nation and to the people. No longer will those in power stay forever to become so entrenched and entangled in our system that they think they cannot be removed. Part of this is still a dream, but the building of the tide is a reality so wake up and take heed. “We the People” are coming to claim what is rightfully ours, the destiny and future of this great nation.

You Do Have a Voice

Whether by accident or on purpose, Trump and the Trumpublican Movement have shown us what can be done when we are not beholden to anyone. From the perspective of most, Trump is not the ideal candidate, but most importantly, he is not a politician. Need more evidence? Simply look at how well Bernie did on the other side of the fence before they betrayed him. The reaction to Trump however, is the most telling sign of the change in the direction of political winds. “We the People” are speaking loud and clear and, for the first time in a long time, I have hope. This hope may be misguided but even this cannot be worse than status quo.

This is a Republican Revolution, the Trumpublican Movement. I am hopeful out of it will arise a New Republican Party that will once again represent our wishes and will once again do what is right to make our country great. It will not come easy, however. There is far too much at stake for the Establishment and they will do everything they can to protect status quo. We will have to fight for it. We will have to argue for it. We will have to get people to vote and believe that they can make a difference.

The sacrifice we have to make is a small price to pay for what we have to lose.