July 31, 2015

Romans 13 and Constitutional Democratic Republics

Abstract from "The Nationalist Assault on Japan's Local Peace Museums" at JapanFocus.org

In April 2015, Peace Osaka, a publicly-funded museum famous for its hard-hitting exhibits about Japan’s wars of the 1930s and 1940s, reopened after a “renewal”. In the new exhibits, discussion of Japanese aggression and atrocities has been completely removed and the stance of the museum has changed from progressive to conservative. Based on a photographic record of the pre- and post-“renewal” exhibits, this essay discusses in what ways and why Peace Osaka has changed under three headings: physical conversion, mission conversion and ideological conversion. The process of conversion started with nationalist campaigns to revise and undermine the exhibits during the 1990s and was ultimately realized under conservative local governments in the 2010s. The conversion is not simply a sign of the recent “shift to the right” in Japanese politics under the administration of Abe Shinzō. Instead, it reveals a longer-term issue of nationalist assaults on the narratives in local peace museums and the vulnerabilities of progressive official narratives.

From Wikipedia:

ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
(2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

Romans 13:1-4 From BibleGateway.com:

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

We live in an age where in "modern" countries the people control the government instead of the government controlling them, at least in theory. According to their respective Constitutions, in both the United States and Japan the people are sovereign and the government exists to serve the people. Both countries are intended to be Constitutional Democratic Republics. The people elect the government and those who serve in government represent the interests, desires, and aspirations of the people who elected them. The supreme law of the land is the Constitution and the primary purpose of the Constitution is to limit the ability of government to violate the will of the people. In short, at least in theory, in both the United States and Japan, the real governing authority is the people themselves, not the people who serve in government. The first Constitutional Republic was Great Britain. The first Constitutional Democratic Republic was post-revolution France. The United States became a "Constitutional Democratic Republic" instead of a simple "Constitutional Republic" with the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment. This amendment removed the power of the individual states to appoint senators and by doing so, removed the last impediment to direct citizen control over the federal government. At least in theory, ever since the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment both the legislative and administrative branches of the federal government serve solely at the discretion of the people who elected them. So, in summary, if you are an American or Japanese citizen then for all legal and practical purposes, you are the "governing authority" described in Romans 13, and not the representatives elected to serve in your respective national government.

Unfortunately, ever since 9/11 the dynamics of international diplomacy have dramatically shifted. The "War on Terror" has directly resulted in citizens of many modern Constitutional Republics, including both the United States and Japan, surrendering more and more of their sovereignty to the people elected to represent them. In both countries we now find ourselves at a dangerous tipping point. With very little effort, either the United States or Japan could easily slip into a highly aggressive, ultranationalistic military dictatorship. From the local level to the national, more and more zealous patriots are being elected to government and some of these "patriots" carry the same ideas as the leaders who brought the United States into the Civil War and brought Japan into World War Two. This is a very dangerous time in both countries. Now more than ever, the people must be extremely vigilant and must demand, not request, flat-out demand honesty and accountability from their elected representatives. If the people of either nation decline to participate in national politics, become too distracted to make educated votes for public officials, or simply refuse to care about the comings and goings of their elected officials, then at some point they will find their respective Constitutions either suspended by national decree or simply ignored by national politicians. If that happens, then overnight we will find ourselves in an entirely different and extremely dangerous New World Order.

There are many reasons why it is important for Japan and the United States to take the lead in battling terrorism. By combining their economic authority and supporting it with American military power, there is no coalition of nations that could possibly stand against complete global domination. Not Russia, not China, not France, not Great Britain, not even an alliance of these four with support from all the lesser nations of the world could possibly oppose an Japanese-American military and economic alliance that dedicated itself to world domination. The sole limit on the dreams of global power held by many in both American and Japanese politics today is their reliance on the votes of their people in order to retain power. You and I, voting for people who truly represent our personal vision of the future direction of our world, is still the final authority on that direction. We are in danger of losing that control. Deception, trickery, misdirection, and even the flood of entertainments available to us, threaten to blind us to the backroom political deals being made that lead irrevocably to the destruction of national Constitutions which preserve the true sovereignty of the nation in the hands of the people. This is the real problem with Prime Minister Abe's drive to "reinterpret" Article 9, as well as President Obama's relentless drive to "reinterpret" the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments. By changing the meaning of the law of the land, they are seeking to remove the control of the people and take that control for themselves or for those who come after them. Both leaders seek to distract their people from their true intentions through creative misdirection and in some cases, outright lying.

Japanese peace organizations and American civil rights organizations have become "useful idiots" in this debate. By allowing the national debate over creative reinterpretation of national Constitutions to revolve around racism, war, and fear rather than the intent of those who wrote these Constitutions, they encourage creative reinterpretation to continue, power to coalesce around the national leader, and sovereignty to be stolen from the people. There is no national organization in either country that is now dedicated to preserving the power of the people over their leaders. There are national organizations dedicated to bringing peace, to countering bigotry, to fighting excesses of big business, to limiting police authority, and in America, to preserving citizen armament, but there is no national organization in either country dedicated to preserving the power of the people. Communist and socialist groups in both countries claim they are fighting "for the people", but the actual policy statements and actions of both groups clearly demonstrate that they are solely concerned with insuring that their chosen elites replace both the sovereignty of the people and the people currently serving as the people's representatives.

Sooner or later, much to the distaste of atheists and other non-believers, every political debate comes down to each of us individually choosing who we will serve. Either we serve heaven by voting for and supporting people who demand the sovereign power of the nation rest in the hands of the people through government transparency and honesty, or we serve hell by voting for and supporting people who promise to keep us fed, keep us safe, and solve all our worries if we just turn a blind eye to the means they are using to achieve their utopian vision for our future. "Fresh interpretation" of our respective national Constitutions is just another way for them to justify ignoring the Constitutions entirely. The moment we allow them to "shine a fresh light" on those laws which restrict their power over us we open the door to their demanding we conform to their interpretation rather than they conforming to the literal words of those laws which protect us from them. If we are to preserve our sovereign power then we must demand compliance with the documents that provide the foundation of our society. Americans must demand the freedoms protected by their Constitution are genuinely protected and the Japanese must demand that if Japan is to have a role in the war on terror then Article 9 must be repealed by the people of Japan. As long as the people of Japan cannot be persuaded to abandon the pacifist stance written into law by Article 9 then the Japanese government must refuse to participate in the war on terror, regardless of any pressure they receive from the American government, the United Nations, or any other group, including groups within Japan that support a more warlike stance.

Romans 13:1-4 demands believers not rebel against governments put in place by God. Under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Japan, the people are the government and not the people who serve them in official capacity. Do you understand this? You are the "governing authority". Romans 13:1-4 gives your government the responsibility to obey you, and not the reverse. We are not living in a time when governments serve by "divine right". The people serving in Tokyo and Washington are not the representatives of God. Their job is to represent you. The divine right rests in the people, not in their elected representatives. You cannot rebel against yourself. If the time comes that our elected leaders refuse to represent us, then we have a moral obligation to remove them from power; hopefully through peaceful means such as voting them out of office or by protesting their decisions so loudly they cannot ignore us.

The important thought to take away from today's blog post is this: the government exists to serve you. When the government stops serving you, they are in violation of both the Constitution that created our nation and the divine authority given to you by God. You hold the divine right, not the national government. So yes, as a Christian, it is incumbent upon you to demand transparency and honesty from elected officials. Participation in politics while living in a Constitutional Democratic Republic does not violate Romans 13:1-4, it fulfills it.

July 30, 2015

I aim to misbehave

There comes a time once every generation or so when the elitists gain the upper hand. Through deceit, salesmanship, or coercion, they convince the rest of us that we really aren't smart enough to run our own lives and we would be happier if we just let them make our decisions for us. This is a great lie, and a great tragedy.

I am working on putting together two books for publishing on the Kindle. If all goes well, by the end of August they will both be available for purchase. This is very hard for me. Not only is there a huge amount of technical knowledge involved, knowledge I am struggling to learn, but I know for an absolute fact my writing is not going to be popular. I know I will have more critics than fans. I know there is a strong possibility that at some point in time my work is very likely to be banned. The stories I tell are not pleasant and today's market is all about the pleasant, the shallow, the "positive". They even have a name for it, "modern positivism". The idea is, if nobody tells the hard stories then nobody will learn the hard truths and if nobody learns the hard truths they will magically stop being true.

Unfortunately, human nature does not change just because some people think it should. Even if someone went back in time and killed Adolf Hitler, someone else would write Mein Kampf, someone else would step up to take his place, and someone else would send Europe's Jews to the gas chambers. The pressures of history and the movement of culture through time is absolute. The most any of us can do is try our best to influence the direction the movement takes. My little blog has not been enough to get my thoughts out into the flow of ideas. I don't know if my books will be enough. I do know that this is something I must drive myself to do because elitism has once again gained the upper hand and is right this very minute working night and day to grab the reins of power and bring collective control into every aspect of our individual lives. They are so certain of their own righteousness that they cannot even begin to comprehend the value of those who object to their "enlightened" leadership.

I don't know how much of a difference I can make. I only know I have to keep trying. These stories need to be told, especially if no one likes them.

As Mal says in the video above, "I aim to misbehave!"

July 28, 2015

Book Review: Farnham's Freehold

(I first reviewed this book just about a year ago. Several things happened that made me want to go back and read it again. Naturally, that meant I had to write a new review!)

Early reviewers, including myself, pointed out that there were multiple typographical errors throughout the Kindle text of this book, including several paragraphs that were completely illegible. Now there is only a single typographical error in the entire Kindle book. At about the three-quarters mark an "I" is replaced with a "1". The mass of errors people pointed out in older reviews have all been corrected. I don't know when, but at some point the text received a much needed update. If you have this book on your Kindle and have not done so already, go to "Manage my Kindle" and update it. You will be pleasantly surprised.

When I first wrote this review, there were only a couple dozen reviews, now there are over 150 and growing. At the time, I found the book less entertaining than I remembered but still prophetic. Now I have to say my mind has changed completely. At this point in my life, after plowing through hundreds of inferior science fiction books, coming back to this one and reading it for the fourth time I am thrilled with the characters, the plot, and the blunt honesty of the narrator, along with the challenging questions about racism, freedom, and tyranny the book addresses.

Keep in mind this book was first published in 1964, which means it was written in 1962-1963; long after Rosa Parks argued with a bus driver but not long after Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for his "I have a dream" speech. The chaos of the civil rights movement was on Heinlein's television every day while writing, "Farnham's Freehold". Some of the conflicts seen within the family of the main character echo arguments being held in families all across America. The personality differences between Karen and her brother Duke echo a dramatic shift taking place in American pop culture that finally culminated in the "Summer of Love" in 1968. Each character in this book stands in not as a person, but as a representative caricature of how different people all across the United States are responding to overwhelming cultural changes they only half understand. Changes which are also rocking the Heinlein household.

In this book remnants of Heinlein's love of socialism are still lingering. This is seen in Ponse's passionate defense of "rescuing" savage free whites living in poverty in the mountains and again at the very end when he insists that if Hugh had just been a little bit more patient, Ponse himself would have put him in touch with the underground railroad and arranged for his escape. Heinlein is still clinging to a core belief that in the right hands, a benevolent dictatorship ruling over a welfare state is the epitome of civilization. Even though Hugh embodies Heinlein's growing fascination with self-sufficiency and libertarianism, his brusque, hostile personality reflects Heinlein's concern that libertarianism is far too close to anarchy to be practical.

It will take seven years of heart and lung problems before Heinlein abandons all thought of socialism completely and builds his utopia on the idea of rugged individualism and pure libertarianism. This is why there is often seen to be two phases in Heinlein's work: the phase that culminates in "Time Enough for Love" and the short-lived phase before his death that opens with "The Number of the Beast". Even many diehard Heinlein fans prefer one phase or the other. Very few people truly appreciate both phases of his work. This book, "Farnham's Freehold", coming as it does at the apex of his early career, clearly shows these two philosophies warring against one another in his mind. This internal dichotomy is one of the core factors in the huge controversy surrounding this book shortly after its release. Either side, the socialist or the libertarian, can find in these pages justifications and illustrations in support of their position; throwing racism into this volatile mix only insures a bigger bang when the mixture finally detonates.

I am going to offend many people, but I think one of the reasons this book has generated so many negative reviews here at Amazon.com between about the 50th review and the 150th review is largely because today's world has been taught that everyone is secretly a Duke or a Joseph and anyone who pretends to be a Ponse or a Hugh is either lying or deluded about their own true nature. It is very hard for anyone in today's world to understand and appreciate the strengths and benefits of the either cannibalistic, slave-owning Ponse or the crotchety, freedom-loving Hugh. Our modern world has divided itself into two camps clearly symbolized by Ponse and Hugh. Each camp loudly and angrily accuses the other of being a Duke or a Joseph: pretending to kindness while hiding hatred deep in their hearts.

About that cannibalism, by the way, it really should not surprise anyone who has read a decent amount of science fiction. In H.G. Wells, "The Time Machine" we find exactly the same scenario, a master race of violence and cunning feeding off of a gentle race of naivete and compassion. Heinlein took his inspiration from the same place he always takes it: classic writers who came before him.

Let me close with one last thought: Hubert Farnham, the book's protagonist, has done everything he can to prepare his family for life after a nuclear holocaust. Nonetheless, he finds his carefully thought out plans and preparations fall far short of the reality he encounters after being projected into a wild country without access to modern conveniences and luxuries. There is tale of caution that those who fancy themselves to be "preppers" should read carefully and take to heart. Forget zombie apocalypses and katanas, what will you do when your daughter has a baby with no proper sanitation and no expert medical assistance? How will you get fresh water when there is no plumbing? What will you do for entertainment when there is no television? The problems this family encounters when they first exit their bomb shelter are very realistically drawn and raise important questions that any serious prepper needs to be asking themselves.

July 27, 2015

Rubio vs. Kerry on Iran Deal

I don't know if Iran will abide by the deal they just signed with the United States. At this point, I don't even know if the U.S. Senate will ratify the deal. If they don't, then it won't matter. If they do, then the challenges really start. I am certain Iran has no intention of giving up their search for some way to destroy both the United States and Israel. The Iranian people are divided on the issue of Israel's right to exist, but the Ayatollahs who pull the strings of morality and in many ways control the politics of Iran are very clear in their desire to see America destroyed and Israel removed from the face of the Earth.

Destroying the United States would be ridiculously easy at this point in time. One to five nuclear detonations at high altitude (depending on their strength and the altitude of the detonation) would quite literally fry every circuit board from Northern Canada to Southern Mexico. Iran could easily have that capacity within the next twelve months. If the U.S. Senate and the Ayatollahs both approve the agreement, then Iran will be able to import the technology from Russia and pay for it with money restored by the lifting of sanctions. Long before Barack Obama leaves office, Iran will have the capacity to completely destroy the electronic infrastructure that makes life in modern America possible. Whether or not they actually deploy that technology is a fool's bet on both sides.

The Ayatollahs and the Iran Revolutionary Guards are the only two political powers in Iran that really matter. The Ayatollahs are religious leaders working everyday to transform Iran into an Islamic theocracy. The Iran Revolutionary Guards control the economic backbone of the country and love money far more than Allah. If this agreement is put into place, there is no way to predict what will happen between these two as the one seeks to destroy Israel while the other seeks to expand the Iranian economy. I am not optimistic that this conflict will be resolved in a way that benefits the rest of us.

Document Cloud: PDF of the Completed Iran Nuclear Deal
Jerusalem Post: Key Weaknesses of the Iran Nuke Deal
The Guardian: Winners and Losers in the Iran Nuke Deal
Wall Street Journal: CIA Official Says Nuke Deal Makes it Hard for Iran to Cheat
The National: Iran Seeks $85 Billion in Petrochemical Investments

July 16, 2015

ISIS is now operating in a global theater

Core strategic planning in a military campaign begins with a clear definition of the "theater of operations". In order to maximize deployment of resources, establish stable logistics, and complete a successful campaign, a commander must first have a clear understanding of what is and is not included in their area. This broad theater of operations is then broken down into important strategic objectives, intelligence is gathered, and resources are deployed according to how many resources the strategic planner believes will be necessary to capture or destroy each objective. Even in World War Two, the Axis powers realized that fighting across the entire world would be extremely difficult, so they divided the world between themselves. Germany took the Atlantic basin and its surroundings while Japan took the Pacific basin and its surroundings. Not even the old Soviet Union attempted to wage war across the entire globe. The Soviet theater of operations for the Cold War was Southeast Asia. They chose Southeast Asia because they knew in order to defeat the United States of America they would first have to defeat China. This was necessary because at the first sign of weakness, China would be more than happy to invade the U.S.S.R. from their largely unprotected southern border. The goal of the U.S.S.R. was to surround China, destroy it, then capture Western Europe, and then attack the United States. The Soviet failure to control Southeast Asia is probably the main reason the United States and the U.S.S.R. never started lobbing nuclear weapons at one another, let alone opened a new war in Europe.

According to the Liberty Unyielding blog, a Twitter account has been established outlining a series of attacks that ISIS has set in motion. The first two of these attacks took place in Chattanooga, Tennessee where four U.S. Marines were killed, one wounded, and one police officer wounded. In conjunction with this attack, Islamic radicals that have already declared loyalty to ISIS, opened fire on an Egyptian Patrol boat, eventually destroying it with a rocket. Normally, the two attacks on opposite sides of the globe would not be considered to be related. However, both attacks were announced on Twitter in advance of the attack actually taking place. This demonstrates a level of control and coordination that up to now had not been directly credited to ISIS. Obviously, everyone who should know better has badly underestimated ISIS' ability to use the infamous "dark web" to coordinate with supporters around the world. This is a very bad thing to discover accidentally. This means that ISIS is now operating in a global theater of operations and the only thing limiting their ability to reach into your town is logistics. Unfortunately for all of us, logistics problems are never insurmountable. It takes time to work them out, but they are never impossible to overcome.

The question now is how can the civilized world, broken and fractured as it is into enclaves of power with deep personal vested interests in preserving the status quo, confront an enemy that uses the entire world as their theater of operations? The short answer is, we can't. Since nations cannot and will not cooperate to face and defeat this threat, there is only one force on earth powerful enough to do the job: you and I. Now more than ever, it has become paramount that the entire world realize every individual alive has a natural right to self-defense and in order to exercise that right they must be allowed access to personal firearms. We cannot predict when or where our enemy will strike, but we can be certain of two things: ISIS deliberately seeks out soft targets, ISIS supporters are everywhere. The only way to minimize the potential damage that an individual armed with a firearm or a bomb can do is to have someone on site when that person reveals their intent, someone willing and able to take out the threat the moment it appears. There will never be enough police officers or soldiers to counter a global terror organization. Even if there were, having that many professional fighters would make it even easier for ISIS to locate and identify individuals who they can bribe, blackmail, or otherwise coerce into betraying the trust placed in them.

We don't need to be paranoid, but we do need to be prepared. There needs to be a global initiative to recognize the inherent right to self-defense in all of us. Those who are willing to do the training necessary to use firearms responsibly must have access to both arms and ammunition sufficient to defend themselves and any innocents near them. Not just in the United States. Everywhere in the world everyday citizens must be both prepared and equipped to stand up to terrorists, violent criminals, and yes, even oppressive governments. The time of sorting has begun. Are you willing to defend your neighbor? If so, you need to be prepared. Do you seek to destroy your neighbor? Then you are part of the problem and you need to know your neighbor is prepared to defend themselves. It is time to eliminate soft targets by providing ordinary people with the training and means to stand up and oppose violence. Make no mistake, this guy or one of his friends is coming for you and when he gets there, you will have to be prepared to defend yourself. Don't be afraid! Be prepared. If you are prepared, he cannot terrorize you.

Fox News: Gunman identified in Chattanooga shooting
CBS News: Four Marines killed in Chattanooga shooting
Liberty Unyielding: Chattanooga shooting is part of widespread attack plan

July 15, 2015

Planned Parenthood reportedly selling body parts

(Please note: Eventually, either or both of these videos will probably be taken down, so do not be surprised if the video embeds are blank.)

Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle. For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned incense in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal--something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind. So beware, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.
-----Jeremiah 19:3-6

In ancient times throughout most of the Middle East if a woman found herself pregnant with a child she did not want or could not afford to raise, then after the child was born she would take it to a temple dedicated to Baal or Moloch and the priests would offer the child up as a burnt offering to their deity. The Middle East was not alone in this practice, of course, throughout the ancient world child sacrifice was a favored form of birth control. When Planned Parenthood searches out minority neighborhoods to locate their obstetrics clinics in, only to turn around and try to convince every pregnant woman who walks through the door that she cannot afford to raise her child and needs an abortion, then they have taken upon themselves the role of the priests of Baal and Moloch. According to their own annual report, in the 2013-2014 fiscal year they performed over 300,000 abortions. Keep in mind, this does not include "emergency birth control" abortifacients nor does it include procedures paid for by Planned Parenthood but performed in outside clinics. According to the organization's own tax forms, around 70% of their annual revenue comes from the government. Without government support, Planned Parenthood would not exist. In other words, your tax money is financing the modern version of "burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal".

Now, to be fair, Planned Parenthood provides disadvantaged women with a variety of important health services. Less than 3% of their activity is related to abortions. In other words, about two cents of every dollar they receive goes to funding an abortion. And this is why their representatives and lobbyists can honestly stand before a Congressional Oversight committee and claim that no tax dollars are being used for abortion. After all, for all anyone knows, that two cents comes out of the thirty cents they receive from non-government sources and not from the seventy cents they receive in public support. For most progressively minded Christians, this is good enough. For most conservatively minded Christians, it is nothing more than whitewash on an tomb filled with dead babies. You are free to pick and choose for yourself whether you wish to believe that two cents is coming from money you pay to the government for roads and police forces or whether it is coming from private donors. Money is money and everything is paid for out of the general funds so who is to say which monies are going where?

On the other hand, to my way of thinking this is the entire problem with groups like Planned Parenthood. Why are they receiving any government support at all? Why are they allowed to use money hardworking citizens believe is being invested in better schools, better policing, better fire fighting, and better roads? After all, churches and the NRA are not allowed access to government funds, so why is Planned Parenthood? NO! I do not mean to imply that the government should be supporting churches and the NRA! Not at all! I am saying Planned Parenthood and everyone else who runs a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization should never be allowed to receive a public grant of any kind for any reason. They are supposed to be relying on the charity and generosity of the American people (and anyone else who wishes to contribute) to cover their expenses. How did we ever wind up in a situation where billions of government dollars every year are being paid out to charities? Is not the Veteran's Administration, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security charity enough? Why is tax money being lavished on the Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and all the hundreds of other private charities being given public grants? Not to mention university research programs, public art displays, and alcoholism rehab clinics for Chinese prostitutes? We have over $97 trillion in unfunded liabilities coming due over the next few decades. Our government cannot afford to pay for day-after pills for young women in minority neighborhoods! Let Planned Parenthood and all the rest of these charities seek out private donations like everyone else. The government is broke! That is just reality. Any government money Planned Parenthood is receiving to run their clinics, M.I.T. is using to fund their robotics program, or California Polytech is using to develop better nylon is money better spent paying down the national debt. We need to end government grant programs for education, the arts, scientific research, and charity. We can't afford these luxuries anymore. It's a simple matter of mathematics.

(Below is the complete video of the interview conducted by the Center for Medical Progress.)

July 12, 2015

Donald Trump Full Press Conference about Illegal Immigrants

This video is the full 51 minute press conference with Donald Trump and the families of people whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. The first five minutes contains some stuttering and freezing, so please be patient until you get past the early rough portion.

I am absolutely not a Donald Trump supporter. At least, not yet. However, even I can see that the main reason Donald Trump is rapidly becoming such a polarizing political figure is because he speaks the absolute truth. Veteran's affairs, illegal immigration, Iran, ISIS, these are the only issues that political candidates should be discussing and yet Donald Trump is the only candidate that leads off every single appearance with these vital issues. Political correctness has so completely gutted the First Amendment that no one in public office is willing to discuss the real issues endangering the future of our nation. This must change.


I'm adding this speech Donald Trump made in Phoenix the day after the one above because the two speeches carry similar themes and ideas.

(I finally made it all the way through the Phoenix speech. I'd like to know who the wannabe comedian is standing just on Donald's left (bottom right corner of the frame). That's rude, inexcusably rude.)