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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Marriage, and Economic Prosperity

By Douglas V. Gibbs
In 1973, Science Fiction Writer Robert Heinlein wrote in his book, Time Enough For Love, "Every so often some idiot tries to abolish marriage.  Such attempts work as well as repealing the law of gravity."

From Heinlein's point of view, while he respected the values of religious faith, he did not see marriage as only a religious function "thought up by priests and inflicted on mankind."  He saw marriage as a natural occurrence, an evolutionary step in the right direction no different than "his eyes, and as useful to the race as eyes are to an individual."

"Marriage is an economic contract to provide for children and to take care of mothers while they bear kids and bring them up - but it is much more than that.  It is the means this animal, Homo sapiens, has evolved - quite unconsciously - for performing this indispensable function and be happy while doing so."

Heinlein then goes into natural examples of family.  "Why do bees split into queens, drones, and workers, then live as one big family?  Because, for them, it works."

"Why is it that 'marriage' - by whatever name - is a universal institution among human beings everywhere?  Don't ask a theologian, don't ask a lawyer; this institution existed long before it was codified by church or state.  It works, that's all; for all its faults it works far better by the only universal test - survival - than any of the endless inventions that shallow-pates over the millennia have tried to substitute for it."

He continues, "For human beings, the only acceptable compensation for the drawbacks of marriage lies in what men and women can give each other ... sex baits the trap, but sex is not marriage, nor is it reason enough to stay married ... Companionship, partnership, mutual reassurance, someone to laugh with and grieve with, loyalty that accepts foibles, someone to touch, someone to hold your hand - these things are 'marriage' ... sex is but the icing  on the cake.  Oh, that icing can be wonderfully tasty - but it is not the cake.  A marriage can lose that tasty 'icing' - say, through accident - and still go on and on, giving deep happiness to those who share it ... marriage [is] not easy, not to be entered into lightly, because there would be troubles they must face together."

Heinlein's politics carried both conservative and liberal left viewpoints, during his lifetime, but he was definitely not a religious man.  He respected the values of Christianity and Judaism, but he also made oft mention of the Eastern Religions, as well.  He did not really have any kind of faith in any of them, but appreciated the parts he agreed with when it came to values and principles.

Personally, I believe marriage was created by God, and then was later carried out by religions when they began to emerge throughout history.  That said, the reason I quoted the passages from Heinlein's book is because there is a lot of wisdom in his words.  He recognized the importance that traditional marriage carries in society, and the positive influence marriage has on the cohesiveness of a culture.

Heinlein wrote the above passages in the early seventies, at a time when cultural Marxism was working through the hippie generation to marginalize the institution of marriage, and ultimately end it.  As a result of the sexual revolution, divorce rates skyrocketed, marriages decreased, and the tendency of couples to live with each other outside of marriage increased dramatically.

Marriage was injured, and limping, but made a comeback during the following generation.

During that time period the gay community mocked marriage.  Homosexuality is not exactly a monogamous sexual lifestyle.  However, since the cultural Marxism warriors were unable to eliminate marriage, it was then decided to alter it, and completely neutralize the part of marriage that provides for a strong traditional family unit.

In 1963, an excerpt from Cleon Skousen's book, The Naked Communist, was introduced to Congress.  The list of 45 Communist Goals for the Takeover of America was entered into the Congressional Record -- Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963.  The Communist Goals were entered into the record under unanimous consent.

On that list of communist goals were the following:
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.  
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."  
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."  
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."  
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.  
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 
The importance of the influence upon a society and culture by traditional marriage reveals startling numbers in the black community.
► In 1960 only 22% of families in the black community were single-parent households.
Now, that number is about 72%. Daily Signal 
► According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, in 1938 about 11% of black children were born to unwed mothers. Today about 75% of black children are born to unwed mothers. Walter E. Williams 
► Two-parent black families are rarely poor. Only 8% of black married-couple families live in poverty. Among black families in which both the husband and wife work full time, the poverty rate is under 5%. Poverty in black families headed by single women is 37%. As early as 1900, when racism was rampant, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites. Today, in a time were we just finished two terms of the first black President, and experienced the candidacy of a black neurosurgeon named Ben Carson in the last election for the White House, it’s about 30 percent longer. Daily Signal

For the last 20 years, marital status has increasingly become the central factor in whether our neighbors rise above, remain, or descend into poverty. The research is astounding.
Calling marriage a "foundational value", The Federalist explains that all other things revolve around traditional marriage.  With both mom and dad married and in the home together, it provides for the family, and their children, the ability to compete for a fair and meaningful shot at the American dream - citizenship, educational opportunity, and securing meaningful work that leads to greater life opportunities via commitment, diligence, and self-sacrifice.
Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute explains in his important book “Coming Apart: The State of White America” that in 1960, the poorly and moderately educated were only 10 percent less likely to be married than the college educated, with both numbers quite high: 84 and 94 respectively. That parity largely held until the late 1970s.
The gap is now at a 35 percent margin, and it continues to expand.  As marriage sinks dramatically among lower- and middle-class Americans, down to a minority of 48 percent today, the poverty level has been increasing.

“Marriage has become the fault line dividing America’s classes.”
Jonathan Rauch writing in the National Journal, certainly no conservative, notes that “marriage is displacing both income and race as the great class divide of the new century.” Isabel Sawhill, a senior scholar at the center-left Brookings Institute, boldly and correctly proclaimed some years ago that “the proliferation of single-parent households accounts for virtually all of the increase in child poverty since the early 1970s.” Virtually all of the increase!
Professor Bill Galston, President Clinton’s domestic policy advisor and now a senior fellow at Brookings, explained in the early 1990s that an American need only do three things to avoid living in poverty: graduate from high school, marry before having a child, and have that child after age twenty. Only 8 percent of people who do so, he reported, will be poor, while 79 percent who fail to do all three will.
According to a research investigation from the Brookings and the American Enterprise institutes, the increase of baby carriages coming before marriage is terribly alarming among the working poor. Working-class women are nearly three times more likely to have babies out of wedlock than upper-class women. Poor women are about five times more likely. These two groups are far less likely to be married overall and twice as likely to be cohabiting, suffering further from inherent instability of living together without marriage.
A recent report on this topic focusing on millennials reports that 97 percent of those who follow the success sequence—earn at least a high-school diploma, work, and marry before having children—will not be poor as they enter their 30s.
Marriage boosts every important measure of well-being for children, women, and men; overall physical and mental health, income, savings, employment, educational success, general life contentment and happiness, sexual satisfaction, even recovery from serious disease, healthy diet and exercise.  Married people rate markedly and consistently better in each of these, and so many more, compared to their single, divorced, and cohabiting peers. Thus, marriage is an essential active ingredient in improving one’s overall life prospects, regardless of class, race, or educational status.

The U.S. Census Bureau finds the poverty rate for children living with two unmarried cohabiting parents is similar to that of single-mother homes than to those living with their married mother and father. Married people, regardless of how much they have, tend to manage their money differently than divorced, single, and cohabiting people.

▻ Only 4 percent of homes with a married mother and father are on food stamps at any given time. 
▻ 21 percent of cohabiting and 28 percent of single-mother homes require such public assistance.
▻ 78 percent of married people own their own home - while only 41 percent of cohabiting adults and 44 percent of singles do. Data indicates that marital status boosts home ownership more than home ownership increases marital opportunities.
Robert Lerman, an economist at the Urban Institute, reports the marriage benefit holds for even the most poor, and to a lesser degree but still consequentially for those who marry between conception and the birth of their first child.  Despite “academic ability, school completion, family background, race, and age at pregnancy, women who are married between pregnancy and the birth of their first child averaged a 30 percent higher income-to-needs ratio and a 15 percent lower degree of [financial volatility].”
“Even among the mothers with the least qualifications and highest risk of poverty, marriage effects are consistently large and statistically significant.”

Even women entering marriage between the conception and birth of their first child, regardless of class, education, and race, benefit from a greater standard of living by the following percentages.
▻ 65 percent over a single mother with no other live-in adult
▻ 50 percent over a single mother living with a non-romantic adult
▻ 20 percent over a single mother living with a man
A major 2014 report from the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies at the University of Virginia reports that:
▻ Adjusting for family size, family income is 73 percent higher for married women compared to that of their unmarried peers.
▻ Married men benefit from an average annual economic “marriage premium” of at least $15,900 per year compared to their unmarried peers.
Marriage generates wealth largely because marriage molds men into producers, providers, and savers. Singleness and cohabiting don’t. Nobel-winning economist George Akerlof, in a prominent lecture more than a decade ago, explained the pro-social and market influence of marriage upon men and fathers: “Married men are more attached to the labor force, they have less substance abuse, they commit less crime, are less likely to become the victims of crime, have better health, and are less accident prone.”

Akerlof explains this is because “men settle down when they get married and if they fail to get married, they fail to settle down.” 

Harvard studies proclaim that marriage is especially good for men's health.
A major survey of 127,545 American adults found that married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. Men who have marital partners also live longer than men without spouses; men who marry after age 25 get more protection than those who tie the knot at a younger age, and the longer a man stays married, the greater his survival advantage over his unmarried peers.
Studies and common-sense-observation have concluded over the past 150 years that marriage is good for health.

Japanese scientists reported that never-married men were three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than married men. And a report from the Framingham Offspring Study also suggests that marriage is truly heartwarming. Scientists evaluated 3,682 adults over a 10-year period. Even after taking major cardiovascular risk factors such as age, body fat, smoking, blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol into account, married men had a 46% lower rate of death than unmarried men.

And when men are healthy and happy, they are productive members of the economy.

Which is why cultural Marxism desires to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family unit.  A happy family with a productive father are not interested in revolution, or collectivism.  The American System cannot be destroyed through a Cloward/Piven Strategy if a productive family-oriented population continues to act in a responsible manner because they want what is best for their family.  The individual family, in a system of liberty, possesses a very important role that surpasses any role the government may attempt to play.  With economic prosperity rising in a system where both parents are married and in the home, why would dependency upon government even be a concern?

Cultural Marxism hates marriage also because it produces healthy children.

According to the Heritage Foundation, "The effect of married fathers on child outcomes can be quite pronounced. For example, examination of families with the same race and same parental education shows that, compared with intact married families, children from single-parent homes are: 

⬝More than twice as likely to be arrested for a juvenile crime,[3]
⬝Twice as likely to be treated for emotional and behavioral problems,[4]
⬝Roughly twice as likely to be suspended or expelled from school,[5]
⬝A third more likely to drop out before completing high school.[6]
The effects of being raised in a single-parent home continue into adulthood. Comparing families of the same race and similar incomes, children from broken and single-parent homes are three times more likely to end up in jail by the time they reach age 30 than are children raised in intact married families.[7] Compared with girls raised in similar married families, girls from single-parent homes are more than twice as likely to have a child without being married, thereby repeating the negative cycle for another generation.[8]

The decline of marriage contributes to declining self-sufficiency and increased official poverty in future generations. Children living in single-parent homes are 50 percent more likely to experience official poverty as adults when compared with children from intact married homes. This intergenerational poverty effect persists even after adjusting for the original differences in family income and poverty during childhood.

Throughout U.S. history, marriage has been the norm. Prior to the mid-1960s, nearly all children were born to married couples. When the War on Poverty began in 1964, only 7 percent of children were born to unmarried women. However, over the next four-and-a-half decades the share of non-marital births exploded. The effect has been higher poverty, especially in minority communities.

With all of the claims of racism and oppression being screamed by the liberal leftists, the truth is, the claim is false. The problems that exist in the black community are not the result of racism or police brutality, but instead is directly related to the breakdown of the family unit. The breakdown of the family unit began to occur at about the same time as President Johnson kicked the welfare system into high gear. The Democrat Party remains to be the party of government dependency. Under the presidency of Barack Obama, by 2012 (only halfway through his presidency, mind you) federal spending on welfare programs increased by 32%. The number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled from 1.9 million in 2008 to 3.9 million in 2010. Washington Times, Daily Caller.

The reason black lives did not improve during the Obama presidency is because President Obama was doubling down on the anti-family policies that have been destroying the black community, and keeping some blacks from realizing the American Dream. It takes strong family units, and working to do so without government dependency, in order to activate one's pursuit of happiness.

The traditional family unit is a sign of morality, and without morality, a country becomes bankrupt, both morally, and economically.

As Benjamin Franklin so wisely said, "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." With an unwillingness to keep the family together, and a refusal to break away from the gifts of government that do nothing more than kill incentive, how can people who remain in poverty ever expect to change their own conditions?

Democrats, with leftist progressive policies in place, have been seeking to destroy the traditional family unit.  By doing so, they are discouraging self-reliance, personal responsibility, and individual incentive through a free market system that, if left alone by the government, creates wealth and prosperity.

Marriage encourages an independent individualistic family unit that is productive and personally responsible.  What the liberal left is pushing is death to the traditional family, because they believe it takes a collective utopian socialist village.  Married couples do too well, economically, and the Democrats hate wealth inequality, no matter why that inequality exists.

Karl Marx said, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

The statists of the Democrat Party (and unfortunately, also of the Republican Party) explain that there should be no unfair advantages. Based on that assumption, the eventual conclusions are clear. A child who has a nurturing family has an advantage over a child in a dysfunctional family, so the family needs to be eliminated to level the playing field. If a child that attends a private school has a better chance to achieve academically over a child in a public school, then we must eliminate all private schools. If one family can afford to buy two cars, but their neighbor can only afford one, eliminate the allowance to own more than one car. All must be equal from the viewpoint of the liberal leftists.

If all must be equal, then the task of policing such policies will fall to a government where the leadership considers itself superior to the non-political class. The definitions of what are needs, and what are wants, will then also be determined by the government. In short, the only way to pursue a society where the outcome is always equal is in a totalitarian state. Then, with no chance of being better, the desire to achieve will be removed, and any hope of innovation or a better society is lost. Equity, when achieved by government force, becomes equity in misery.

The traditional family ceases to exist, because the only family a subject is allowed to acknowledge is that of the ruling elite who determine and provide everything through government programs.

The failures of socialism worldwide and historically, versus the reality of the power of the family unit, reveals that socialism is an enemy of the family, and the traditional family is among the primary keys to maintaining a system of liberty.

Traditional Marriage is what our American community needs, if we are to remain on the right track to restoring our republic.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

On this Day in American History. . . November 19

By Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast: Once the colony was established, they began with a communal system in place.  The utopian-style system (today we call it socialism) failed, and left many of the colonists dead from starvation.  When the style of political system was changed to a free market where the Pilgrims could keep what they grew, rather than turn them in to a communal storage, and after learning techniques and about new food sources from the Indians, to celebrate they held the first Thanksgiving.

1805 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean: After purchasing the Louisiana Territory, Thomas Jefferson ordered The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Corps of Discovery Expedition) which spanned from May 1804 to September 1806.  This was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, and on this day in 1805 they reached the Pacific Ocean in an area we now know as Fort Clatsop in the State of Oregon.

1985 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time: The relationship eventually led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the communist regime in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union, USSR).  Reagan's resolve and demand that Mr. Gorbachev "take down this wall" began an avalanche of change, and created a new era for Europe, and the world, that would hopefully stand the test of time.  As Russia and her neighbors have sought to forget their socialist past, however, in the United States a new generation of Democrats have worked to renew and complete the Marxist plan of the liberal left progressives that began over a hundred years ago.  In today's society, most young people do not see the danger of communism, or socialism.  One would hope that Ronald Reagan's achievements against communism would not go in vain.  That is where we must step in to educate and advocate.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

U.S. Helps Search for Missing Argentinian Submarine

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Signals may be from missing submarine, Argentina's navy says

US Navy's new maritime aircraft to aid in search for Argentine sub and crew

Argentina steps up search for missing submarine

According to Fox News:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sexual Harassment Plague Spreading

Douglas V. Gibbs, AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

Ryan Seacrest Denies Harassment Claims...

Accuser 'wanted money to keep quiet'...


Dunham Apologizes for Defending 'GIRLS' Producer Against Rape Allegation...

Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself...

#MeToo has lumped trivial in with legitimate sexual assault...

Inside celeb 'sex addict' summer camp...


RUSSELL SIMMONS SEX ASSAULT CLAIM

'SNL' Takes Aim at Alum Al Franken...

LAPD investigates two dozen sex crime cases tied to Hollywood...

MORE Ratner Accusations...

91 ON HARVEY HITLIST...

Dunham Apologizes for Defending 'GIRLS' Producer Against Rape Allegation...
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Ridiculing Conservatives into Silence is all a part of the plan

By Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

“Make the enemy live
up to their own book
of rules. You can kill
them with this, for they
can no more obey their
own rules than the
Christian church can
live up to Christianity.”
~ Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

America's Constitution Authority: Douglas V. Gibbs, Author, Public Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

AuthorDoug's latest book has hit the stores.  Get 5 Solutions to Save America TODAY!  Doug's other books are also valuable additions to your library.

25 Myths of the United States Constitution: If the United States Constitution is the nation's "owner's manual," "25 Myths" is its repair manual.

The Basic Constitution - An Examination of the Principles and Philosophies of the United States Constitution: A Comprehensible journey through the pages of the U.S. Constitution, line by line.


Concepts of the United States Constitution: Uncovers the concepts (constitutional and unconstitutional) that exist, but are not specifically named in the U.S. Constitution.
Silenced Screams - Abortion in a Virtuous Society: Satan's greatest trick has been convincing the world that he does not exist.  His second greatest trick has been convincing an entire segment of the population that killing their own children is not evil.

Doug's other upcoming titles are listed here in order of anticipated release:

7 Worst Constitutional Liars: From Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama, those who claimed to be defenders of the Constitution, but in reality were ardent enemies of what it stands for.
A Promise of American Liberty: Doug's long-awaited Constitutional Textbook.
A Tyrant's Guide to Killing Liberty: Doug takes Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky head-on in this revealing exposé of how leftism kills, and what we can do to use their own weapons against them.
Across the Gray Line - Ideologies Contrasted: In this book, using columns, Doug compares the Founding Fathers to the Republican Party, Democrat Party, and Karl Marx. . . issue by issue.
A Promise of Economic Freedom: Finally, a common-sense book on the free market economy, written in a textbook style that everyone can understand.
John Marshall and Nine Rulings That Changed the Constitution: Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, but in his 36 years as ruler over the United States Supreme Court, he inflicted dramatic damage to our constitutional republic. . . of which we still feel, today.
50 Greatest Influences on the U.S. Constitution: Some names, like James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, you will recognize.  But, there have been other champions, and villians, along the way.
Elizabeth Powel, Keeper of the Republic: My favorite Founding Father was a woman, and a very good friend of George Washington's.  It was she that Benjamin Franklin challenged, saying, "A republic, if you can keep it."
A Patriot's Guide to the United States Constitution: Doug's most ambitious, and detailed, project, yet.
Timeline of Liberty: From the Garden of Eden to Present Day, liberty, and the enemies of liberty, has always existed.
Madison's Notes - Understanding the Debates of the Constitutional Convention: James Madison took notes during the 1787 Convention, detailing each argument, and providing us with an insight to what the original intent of the Constitution truly is.
Workbook Companion to The Basic Constitution

As a Public Speaker regarding the United States Constitution, Doug speaks at various groups around Southern California, and outside the area when requested.  Doug's next event will be at the Westchester Republican Women's Federated on Tuesday, November 21 beginning at 11:00 am at the IHOP Restaurant, 8600 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.  RSVP at 310-645-4345.


As an Instructor, Doug conducts Constitution Classes in Temecula and Corona.  The Temecula class meets on Thursday Nights (except the 2nd Thursday of each month), and the Corona Class meets on Tuesday Nights.  The class schedules will be changing with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays upon us, so pay attention to this website or get on Doug's email list to receive reminders.

email me at constitutionspeaker at yahoo.com for more information.


As a Radio Host, in addition to Constitution Radio on Saturdays at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) on KMET 1490 AM, Doug hosts Conservative Voice Radio with the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs - Nehemiah Project

Doug with California Gubernatorial Candidate Travis Allen
Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs 

Host Douglas V. Gibbs is prepared, today, to take you on a two hour ride of political discussion through the lens of the United States Constitution.

As an Author, Doug's latest book has hit the stores.  Get 5 Solutions to Save America TODAY!  Doug's other books are also valuable additions to your library.

As a Public Speaker regarding the United States Constitution, Doug will be at the Westchester Republican Women's Federated on Tuesday, November 21 beginning at 11:00 am at the IHOP Restaurant, 8600 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.  RSVP at 310-645-4345.

As an Instructor, Doug conducts Constitution Classes in Temecula and Corona.  Schedules will be changed with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays upon us, so pay attention to this website or get on Doug's email list to receive reminders.

And, as a Radio Host, in addition to Constitution Radio on Saturdays at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) on KMET 1490 AM, Doug hosts Conservative Voice Radio with the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party

For today's program, feel free to Call in Live at 951-922-3532 during the program.


Dennis Jackson and Alex Ferguson co-host Constitution Radio with Doug.



If you are not local, and cannot pick-up the program on KMET 1490-AM on your radio dial, Listen Live online at www.kmet1490am.com.  KMET also has a phone app, and the podcast will be available if you miss the show live.

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Today's Guest is Jon Matthews, founder of the Nehemiah Project.

Vision: The Nehemiah Project envisions seeing the Church as established by Jesus Christ "rebuild the walls of Jerusalem" by re-committing to its purposed commission to save the lost from the Day of Judgment and create disciples of all nations through the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth. This calling and purpose also entails understanding our responsibilities and duties as "dual citizens" of the kingdom of God and our great Republic. 
      
Mission: The mission of The Nehemiah Project is to provide guidance and resources to the Body of Christ as influential purveyors of God’s truth not only within its walls but subsequently in the public square.  This mission consists of three elements:

  • Reform: Endeavor to bring unification to the Body of Christ through instruction, encouragement, exhortation and admonishment that re-prioritizes the Great Commission as the purpose and goal of the Church. (Ephesians 4:3)
  • Rebuild: Re-empower the Body of Christ within its ordained calling as the sole means by which an unsaved world can be brought into God’s kingdom to “become fruitful and multiply.” 
  • Restore: Reclaim our Christian heritage as “the light on the hill,” re-establishing our Republic as “One Nation Under God,” influencing our culture, government and civil society.
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CarStar/AllStar Collision Big Stories of the Week, November 18, 2017:

 Democrats Celebrate over Recent Electoral Wins

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/democrat-excitement-over-virginia.html

⬝ Governor Jerry Brown's Crusade Against the U.S. Constitution

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/jerry-browns-communist-daddy.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/california-governor-browns.html

⬝ Impeach 45

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/six-democrats-introduce-articles-of.html

⬝ Roy Moore Accusations Fall Apart as Democrats Find Themselves in Sex Scandal Hot Water

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/allred-avoids-questions-about-yearbook.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/moore-sex-fight-fire-with-fire.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/dinesh-dsouzas-tweets-about-judge-roy.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/judging-roy-moore.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/roy-moores-clinton-connected-accusers.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/judge-roy-moore-sex-accusation-as-he.html

⬝ The Fall of Chad Mayes, and the Rise of Andrew Kotyuk

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/andrew-kotyuks-run-for-california.html

⬝ 5 Solutions to Save America

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/5-solutions-to-save-america.html

⬝ Mental Illness of Sexual Perversion

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/transgender-frankenstein.html

⬝ How Socialism Killed Venezuela

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2017/11/venezuelas-financial-end-of-road.html

⬝ Gorsuch Attacked for Being Constitutional

Conservative Voice Radio: Kotyuk



Hosted by Douglas V. Gibbs, AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host, and members of the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party www.bbcvteaparty.net Glenn, Jan and Diane.  On today's episode, Jan and Glenn were unable to join us.

Saturdays, 8:00 am, Conservative Voice Radio, KMET 1490-AM

Listen live at www.kmet1490am.com or listen later at the podcast page.

Today's Topics:
  • Repeal and Replace Chad Mayes
  • Gorsuch Attacked for Being Constitutional
  • Governor Jerry Brown's Unconstitutional Climate Change Trip to Europe
  • Virginia Election has Democrats Excited for False Reasons
  • Roy Moore
  • Senate Version of Tax Reform is Democrat Light

Friday, November 17, 2017

Six Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment of President Donald Trump

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The Democrats hate Trump, not just because he's Trump, but because he claims to be a Republican who is willing to upset the apple cart of the establishment.  If, somehow, a different GOP candidate had won the 2016 Presidential Election, and he was also willing to challenge politics-as-usual, the treatment would be the same.  The accusations against Trump were planned against whoever the Republican would be a decade ago.  The Democrats were so close to creating a single-party socialist system with a powerful Clinton at the helm that they could taste it.

The strategy shifted from what they were doing (through creeping incrementalism), to "whatever it takes."  A part of that emergency procedure effort is to do anything and everything it takes to marginalize Trump, and any conservative Republican the Democrats see as a threat.  Roy Moore is being removed before he can even take a seat at the table.

Six Democrat representatives are going all the way when it comes to Trump, by introducing articles of impeachment against the president.

There's no crime.  No maladministration.  Trump has not committed perjury under oath like Bill Clinton did.  They just simply despise him, so they attack him with both barrels blazing.

“Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis, there’s no reason for delay,” Representative Steve Cohen, D-TN, said in a statement regarding his co-sponsorship of the articles of impeachment.

What Constitutional Crisis?  If there is a Constitutional Crisis, it's not being caused by Trump.  It's a longer than two-century long crisis caused by the Democrat Party's allies throughout U.S. History in their use of unconstitutional concepts like "implied law" and "judicial review" to usurp the U.S. Constitution.  Trump's only crime is standing up to the Democrats in the kind of way that they have no reasonable response for.

They hate Donald Trump, not because of who he is, but because of what he is.  He can't be bought, he can't be shifted, and he is outside the system.  He is a wrecking ball, and he is slamming against the establishment.

The thing is, the Democrats know they won't succeed in achieving a removal from office of President Trump.  That's not what they are doing.  They are setting the stage.  Preparing for the onslaught of dirty politics against the man so that reelection is not only not possible, but to ensure that they are the ones able to grab the White House in 2020, and in 2018 grab at least the Senate (and perhaps the House) along the way.

It's not about the Constitution.  The Democrats use words like "constitution," but they actually see the original intent of that document as an obstacle to their ultimate Marxist plans.  The tactics we are seeing is all about their political power, and the fact that they are willing to obtain that political power any way they can, even if it is through deception, illegal means, and sinister ploys such as articles of impeachment filed for false reasons.

The top leadership of the Democrat Party is nervous about the call for impeachment.  While Maxine Waters is making the news often screaming "impeach 45," establishment Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, have been quiet about it.  It worries them.  To the voters, it may look more like a negative for the Democrats.

Instead, the goal of the entrenched establishment Democrats is to force the Republicans to fail when it comes to major legislation like the repeal of Obamacare, or reforming the tax system - and then run on the claim that the GOP controlled Houses of Congress are a do-nothing Congress.

Then, if the Democrats could somehow gain control of the House, and the Speaker becomes Nancy Pelosi again, they would be in a better position to make Trump's final two years pure hell, and cripple him to a point that it neutralizes the conservative push the Republicans have somehow been able to manage since the election of Barack Obama in 2008.

In truth, what the Democrats have been doing in retaliation of the Donald Trump ascendancy to the White House has been downright Orwellian (George Orwell, author, 1984 and Animal Farm). Orwell, in 1984, wrote, "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, and every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right."

The concepts of newspeak and doublethink that Orwell came up with in his novel warning us about socialism is now what we call political correctness.  Reality has been distorted through the manipulation of language, history is being twisted (or purposely forgotten) in the halls of institutions of higher learning and by the destruction of historical artifacts and statues that don't reflect the new truth as it is being put out by the Democrats.  The liberal left is calling the opposition to their narrative "sufferers of a mental disorder", and they are demanding a reconditioning of people's mental attitude so that they also will fall in line with the new reality.

Orwell wrote, "the whole aim of Newspeak and Doublethink is to narrow the range of thought."

Sound familiar?  Could that be what political correctness is all about?

The thing is, the Democrat thought-process goes way beyond politics.  Their anger and anguish over Trump's election led to a "scream at the sky" temper tantrum event on the one year anniversary of his election.  It is a religiosity.  They religiously believe in the leftist socialist garbage being fed to them, and are 100% convinced they are 100% correct. . . hence, the intolerance of any opposing point of view.

They have been convinced that they are stopping the next great dictatorship.

Sure, they agree with socialism, but from their point of view, that's not what the NAZIsm and fascism Trump supports is all about.  It's about white supremacy.

Actually, NAZI stands for National Socialist German Worker's Party.

Socialism is the control of the means of production through government ownership of the means of production.  Fascism is the control of the means of production through government regulation of the means of production.  In short, socialism and fascism are the same when it comes to the ends they are trying to achieve.  Only the path to get there slightly differs.

The Democrats have a lot more in common with NAZIs and fascists than the Republicans ever could.

Like the fascist Nazis, the Democrats and their minions are shutting down opposing speech on college campuses across the country, demanding that historic statues and monuments associated with anything they deem offensive be taken down, and they have been demanding that people with opposing views be silenced, fined or arrested.

A system with a foundation embedded in the concept of liberty cannot allow such madness to continue, nor allow that kind of oppressive leftism to take a hold of the reins of the American Government.  Advocacy for constitutional restoration must be at the forefront of the conservative agenda.  Otherwise, we will continue blindly along Tytler's Cycle, where in the end we will settle for the eventuality of complete bondage.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Allred Avoids Questions about Yearbook Forgery of Roy Moore's Signature

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host


On CNN, Wolf Blitzer repeatedly asked Gloria Allred if the yearbook signature that is being considered a smoking gun regarding the sexual assault accusations against Judge Roy Moore is a forgery.  Allred refused to give an answer.
Embattled Attorney Gloria Allred, who is well known for trotting out women to confess to phony crimes against conservatives, held a press conference on Monday afternoon. Allred and her client accused Judge Roy Moore of attempted rape in 1977.
Allred and her client brought a yearbook with them to use as evidence during their press conference.

The signature was signed in two different colored inks.
That said, Gateway Pundit also reminds us that Allred was a Hillary delegate at the DNC in 2016, and she is currently under TWO INVESTIGATIONS for misconduct as an attorney.

In other words, she's a typical Democrat.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we will permit an independent examiner of the writing…We will allow all of this to be asked and answered at the hearing,” Allred said. 
“But that’s not a flat denial, Gloria,” Blitzer said. 
“Well, all I’m saying is, we’re not denying, we’re not admitting, we’re not addressing,” Allred said. “We will not be distracted.” 
Blitzer asked why Allred needed a Senate hearing and would not just permit an independent handwriting expert to take a look. 
“Well, uh, all I can say is we want it done in a professional setting to the extent possible, that’s the only setting in which people can testify under oath,” Allred said.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Moore Sex, Fight Fire with Fire

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
The Democrats are convinced that Judge Roy Moore, who is now a threat to them because of his run for the U.S. Senate to replace Jeff Sessions, while Moore was still a Democrat younger in his life, may have been a little more than flirtatious with females younger than him (and in their teens), so they have launched an attack against him 39 years after it allegedly happened less than 30 days before the special election in Alabama.

Bill Clinton was/is a habitual pervert, and Senator Al Franken in his previous life as a comedian also practiced unacceptable behavior and has, as a result, been also hit with a sexual harassment allegation.

In the case of the Democrats, with them saying that Moore's sexual improprieties are unacceptable, they have to, so as not to look like hypocrites, Bill Clinton's past is under fire, and some Democrats are demanding Franken's resignation for his sexual improprieties from long ago, as well.

“Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated,” said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual harassment.”

Talk show host Leeann Tweeden on Thursday accused Franken of sexually assaulting her during an overseas USO tour in 2006, three years before he became a Democratic senator from Minnesota. She said Franken forcibly kissed her, and later posed for a photo in which he groped her chest while she slept.

The Minnesota Democrat issued a statement apologizing to Tweeden and said he’d welcome a congressional ethics investigation into the incident. But the allegations had by that time already sent shockwaves through the Democratic Party. Democrats, who rely heavily on women for votes, regularly criticize Republicans for being insufficiently supportive of women on issues like abortion rights and gender pay equity.

Now, the party has been forced to scrutinize its own ranks.

The deluge of criticism for Franken not only comes while the Democrats are trying to fry Roy Moore for his alleged crimes of sexual impropriety from 39 years ago, but also during the sex scandals surrounding major Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein and comedian Louis C.K.

As the allegations against Franken spilled out, the National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a series of press releases calling on Democrats to return the campaign donations they had received from the Minnesota Democrat.  The money is pouring back towards Franken.

The question is, will the Democrats follow through with their claim that they will force Franken to resign?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary