Re: Todd Dorman Cedar Rapids Gazette
I reject all leftist, Progressive, Marxist, Communist dogma.That also means I reject the new Democrat Party and its Communist leadership - Pelosi and Schumer including the Squad - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
I direct your attention to October's issue of National Review - Against the 1619 Curriculum -by Stanley Kurtz.
Quoting, "What is to be done about the assault on America's history and Founding principles embodied by the 1619 Project and the Woke revolution it has helped to launch?In the short term, the answer is to reelect President Trump.Although most conservatives understand this, a few still do not.Trump's conservative opponents highlight his imperfections of character while downplaying the immensity of a cultural battle in which everything Americans value is now at stake.There has never been an election in which one party has so entirely rejected America's founding story in favor of what is, in effect, a revolutionary repudiation of our system.American history is on the ballot in 2020, and with it the very survival of our founding principles."
In May of 1963, I graduated with a B.S. degree from Iowa State University and was also Commissioned a 2ndLieutenant in the United States Air Force.Part of the oath of office I took stated that I would protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.I served active just five years, but that oath has no statute of limitations at my age of 79 summers that oath is still in effect.Also, we learned verbatim the Code of Conduct of the Armed Forces.Part of which stated, "I am an American Fighting Man, I serve in the forces that guard our Country and protect our way of life"I believe in the code to this day as well.
President Trump is a fighter; a fighter in my corner.Thank God he came along when he did as we have been heading in the wrong path since the end of Ronald Reagan's Presidency.He is rude, crude, insulting - his demeanor is nothing like any President before him, but in calling out the "old order" or the Swamp he is exactly what is needed.He has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.He moved our embassy to Jerusalem which has passed Congress but at least three previous Presidents failed to do.The critics all stated that War would happen, it didn't.Two more Arab States now have diplomatic relations with Israel.Also said to be impossible without the Palestinians consent.I can just imagine what the Trumpser would have stated, "Why do we need them?They won't agree to anything with Israel- an 'end around is appropriate' ".Great job at diplomacy that no one else would have dared; other countries will follow.John Kerry stated that no peace would be possible without the Palestinians and Hamas.He was wrong like so many other things he has advocated.
One more time ---Egypt and Jordan were the only Middle East countries to have diplomatic relations with Israel; now two more, UAE and Bahrain.This is a remarkable diplomatic feat attained by the efforts of Jarod Kushner and President Trump!This team along with Sec State Michael R. Pompeo has gone around Conventional Wisdom in that "no peace can be achieved without Palestine and Hamas.I suspect that the team realized that Palestine and Hamas were obstacles to this achievement, so "What do we need them for?" - an end run, so to speak.More countries will come on board in the future further isolating Iran and its terrorist atrocities.No credit by MSM, or TV pundits, but three nominations for the Peace Prize.
A recent letter to the editor claimed 20,000 lies told by President Trump, with no mention of what they were or what they may have referred to.I don't believe that figure for one second.What I do know is H. Clinton lied about the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans at Benghazi, Libya.Susan Rice, President Obama affirmed the same mistruth.The other lies - The Affordable Care Act, was not affordable to many and mandated items covered, but also fined those who chose to not participate.Uranium one which placed north of 20% of our Uranium reserves in the hand of Vladimir Putin. The Iran Nuclear deal did not prevent Iran from refining yellow cake into weapons grade uranium.These are big lies so name three attributable to President Trump - small change or big deals? Plus the fact that billions of dollars were shipped undercover to Iran by the Obama Administration; did this money benefit the people of Iran or did they further sponsor terrorist groups or ship weaponry to Iraq and Afghanistan to kill Americans?Why on Earth would Pres. Obama do that - well, it was their money- oh geez make them come after it!!
No data on the lies, misinformation, misdirection of Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Watters no mention of the lack of ethics and the possible illegal behavior by Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Mueller and the whole Russian Collusion crowd; no mention of the lack of accomplishment of 47 years of political office by Joe Biden.Name one thing he has done that benefited the working class?Name one issue he has gotten right on foreign policy - just one thing.Nor has there been any mention of his many gaffes and racist insensitive remarks against minorities.The mainstream media and TV pundits cherry-picked Trump's remarks - 20,000 lies not possible - good grief.
Also mobs of democrats advocated by Maxine Waters in the faces of normal people including Government Officials dining or in their own homes demanding allegiance to black lives matter or other liberal causes; shameful."Show them they are not welcome."Advocating anarchy and uncivilized behavior!
An important point - Trump was elected because he spoke to the working class that had been neglected by both parties for too long.Also, he provided a list of possible nominees to the Supreme Court.That meant something to a lot of Conservatives.Steel, pharmaceuticals and other manufacturing jobs went overseas, now due to tax reform and the ridding of cumbersome regulations, they are coming back.
President Trump has been wronged, slandered, and libeled by the mainstream media, pundits and opinion pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, L A Times and both the Gazette and Register.He can't do anything right - Yee Gods!Oh yes, and wrongly impeached by hateful and wrongheaded Speaker Pelosi and Democrat Representatives.There was no bribery, no federal crimes.This was no more than a spiteful act by those swamp rats that were uncovered by an unrelenting New Yorker!!
What will be looking to if Biden/Harris wins in November?
Federal registry of all firearms now legally owned by law-abiding citizens.
Two Hundred dollar fee for all rifles and magazines of over ten rounds.
Packing the Supreme Court with liberal lawyers legislating from the bench.
Eliminate the Electoral College - disenfranchising lower population States.
Federal bailout of all blue states mismanaged state union worker pensions.
Redo a settled Court opinion requiring Little Sisters of the Poor to fund birth control and abortion drugsfor their employees.
Sanctions on Iran, Russia and China will be eliminated or reduced.
Outsourcing of labor to China will be reinstated.
Economic, employment, and educational gains made by Blacks and other minorities under the TrumpAdministration will end.
Unrealized gains in pensions, IRAs, and 401(K)s will be taxed
Unsold assets will be taxed.
Gasoline powered vehicles will end having no value.Losses in the billions.
Wildfires in the Western States will continue until dead and diseased trees are removed.
Open borders to all, sanctuary cities balloon.
ICE and Border Patrol disbanded - Police Departments defunded or disbanded.
Medicare for all free?Private insurance no more - thousands unemployed.
Free tuition.Where is the money to come from?
Critical Race Theory gains more traction from the looney left.Just as looney as "white privilege" that does not exist.
Our Republic is at stake and I believe in great danger if Biden/Harris wins.Our first, second, fourth and fifth Amendments will be eliminated or weakened.I believe Joe will not survive as President more than two years; having Kamala Harris as President should terrify all Americans.Communism is on the Democrat ballot this election; I will do what I can as a dutiful law-abiding American to prevent that from happening.
John R. Stiegelmeyer