SEND IN THE CLOWNS
No, not the song. I’m referring to the Democratic candidates for POTUS, 2020. As of May 17, 2019 there were 252 Democrats who have filed to run for President, of which 23 have been making a lot of noise and are actually getting donations. Some of the lyrics of the song are:
“Don’t you love farce
My fault, I fear
I thought that you’d want what I want
Sorry my dear
But where are the clowns
Quick, send in the clowns
Don’t bother they’re here.”
So what are they going to do with all of their clowns? I predicted over a month ago that Biden will be their standard bearer. Why Biden? Because he does represent the middle of the road of a wide variety of wannabes whose claim to fame will only be that they tried to run or were thinking of running for POTUS. Only he can bring together a party that is fractured like no other. However, Biden does come with a lot of baggage as well as being representative of the old time glib talking politician who will kiss a baby’s ass and then steal its lollipop. It should be an interesting election.
Socialistic programs are okay, within reason, provided you have the capitalistic engine with which to generate the wherewithal to pay for the socialistic programs. Those who promote socialism as a way of life without thinking it through must be out to lunch as well as completely and totally oblivious to the fact that the two largest countries on this planet, according to their size and population, Russia and China, have embraced capitalism.
OUR AMERICAN HISTORY
Years ago we had a saying: “If you can’t do, then teach”. Some of our so-called teachers of today must be getting their lesson material from “Alice in Wonderland” as they seem to be totally lacking in their knowledge of history, any kind of history, wherein they substitute their own opinions or wishful thinking regarding events of the past. No one and no country is or has ever been perfect. There are many today who seek to eliminate or censor any controversial aspects of our history because they deem them to be offensive. So that we always know where we came from and where we are going, it is imperative that we retain all aspects of our history, warts and all, as painful as it may be.
It is a word that is often used to describe the corruption of or by the State of California. As of late California has embarked on a program of self immolation wherein they have, together with declaring themselves a sanctuary state, decided to import poverty from other countries when it is already prevalent throughout the state in the form of the homeless. Instead of using its resources to intentionally create more poverty by aiding and abetting the wholesale importation of illegal aliens or undocumented aliens, California should first take care of its own homeless population. If they do not do this the ultimate result will be an untenable strain on all of their facilities and health resources. For a state as rich as California, known as the “Golden State”, that has always considered itself to be in the forefront of whatever, the army of the homeless that is increasing day by day is inexcusable. What California should do is to forget politics and face reality, the real reality, and start taking care of its own.
SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT
Any business that grows into a monopoly and acts in restraint of trade vis a vis its competitors is in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. These provisions have been applied in a number of cases over the years. It’s time to take a look at the monolith media sites, namely FACEBOOK. Some will argue that it is not engaging in trade as we know it. What it is dealing in is not trade per se but human thought, a far greater commodity than any trade.
We have term limits for the office of President, two to be exact, and possibly three if the person was first the Vice President and the President died prior to completion of the first term and was filled by the Vice President before going on to two terms as the President. Why don’t we have similar term limits for all of our other elected officials? The way it is now members of Congress and the Senate can go on forever. In other words they have a job that will continue on into perpetuity. It’s not right.