Dem Primary Candidate Bernie Sanders Shared His Marxist Dreams for America Last Night…His Dreams Require a Lot of OUR Money

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Last night, appearing on a Fox News Channel Town Hall, Democratic Primary Candidate Bernie Sanders…

…seeking to assure a voter from Russia that his brand of “democratic socialism” would not bring widespread poverty and despair to the United States, Sanders said he instead wanted a country more like Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

“What happened in the Soviet Union was not socialism, it was authoritarian communism,” Sanders said as attendees cheered.

“I’m not an expert on the current economy in Sweden,” Sanders responded when MacCallum noted Sweden was pushing towards more deregulation and less taxes, and that the population in the U.S. is much larger than that of the Nordic countries. “They have gone a long way to eliminate poverty, to make sure that all of their people have the basic needs that they need to live good lives.”

Sanders said studies have shown that countries like Denmark are among the “happiest on earth,” because they provide various free services like college and health care.

Other studies, however, have showed that Denmark essentially free-rides heavily from U.S. capitalism, and argue that mimicking their welfare programs may backfire.

Sanders also slammed President Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak — and said that he would not consider closing the border, no matter what.

“If you had to, would you close down the borders?” Baier asked, referring to efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“No,” Sanders replied flatly.

He went on to condemn xenophobia and suggest that scientists would need to outline the appropriate approach.

Sanders also hit Trump’s appointment of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the coronavirus task force and inaccurately claimed that Trump had advised Americans with the virus to head to work. In fact, Trump told Fox News “Hannity” that, empirically, some Americans are going to work with the virus and recovering without incident.

“Sadly, we have an administration in Washington that has shown the world that it does not believe in science,” Sanders said, taking aim at the White House on issues from climate change to health care. “When you appoint Vice President Pence, an individual who also doesn’t much believe in science, what you’re telling the whole world is that you’re politicizing this issue.”

Baier pressed Sanders on the coronavirus response, saying that Trump has in fact appointed numerous experts to address the issue. Sanders responded by mocking Trump’s claim to have a “natural ability” to address disasters.

“You listen to the scientists; you don’t say stupid things,” Sanders said. “You don’t suggest to people they can go to work.”

Sanders returned to his talking points about the wealthiest people not paying their “fair share” in taxes, leading MacCallum to probe whether Sanders would reconsider his policies given the ongoing stock market crisis.

“I will not become president until January, and the economic situation will be different then,” Sanders said. As to what he would do if he were president today, Sanders said an “economic stimulus” could come in the form of “invest[ing] in working-class people in good-paying jobs by rebuiling our crumbling infrastructure — roads, bridges.”

He added that “I’m not here to demonize anybody,” after MacCallum pointed out that Bill Gates is contributing substantially to coronavirus efforts. At the same time, Sanders said, it was absurd to depend upon the “generosity” of billionaires.

Then, in a dramatic call-and-response moment with the audience at the town hall, Sanders established that Canada is not a socialist or communist system of government and yet manages to provide government-run health care at a minimal cost to patients. The president, for his part, has derided Canada’s health-care system and pointed out that even Canadians complain about their long waiting times, relatively substandard care, and high taxes.

The Vermont senator acknowledged that taxes would go up by 4 percent at a minimum to incomes over $29,000, in additional to more payroll taxes on employers and stock market transaction taxes, but asserted that “comprehensive” health care is worth it.

Sanders said he wanted a “modest” tax on “Wall Street speculation.” The proposal, according to Sanders’ campaign, specifically would place a “0.5 percent tax on stock trades – 50 cents on every $100 of stock – a 0.1 percent fee on bond trades, and a 0.005 percent fee on derivative trades.”

Sanders’ campaign has claimed that a “modest tax on Wall Street speculation … will raise an estimated $2.4 trillion over ten years” and, in one fell swoop, make all “public colleges, universities and trade schools tuition-free … and cancel all student debt over the next decade.”

However, the National Review has likened a tax on so-called “Wall Street speculation” to a de facto tax on savings, and asserted the Sanders plan is untested and “would mean paying $25 to the federal government every time you traded $5,000 worth of stock — or five times what you’d pay the typical online brokerage in fees. … Over the long term, that imposes serious costs on actively traded funds such as the ones containing many Americans’ retirement funds.”

Bernie Sanders is like all Marxists. They want all of us to “share the wealth” WITH THEM.

It’s no wonder that he makes the con job known as Socialism sound good to young minds full of mush.

He has had years of practice.

Per discoverthenetworks.org,

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 8, 1941, to Polish immigrants of Jewish descent. After attending Brooklyn College for one year, he transferred to the University of Chicago (UC) and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1964. At UC, Sanders joined the Young Peoples Socialist League (youth wing of the Socialist Party USA) as well as the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Peace Union.

After college, Sanders lived briefly on an Israeli kibbutz, then moved to Vermont where he worked variously as a carpenter, filmmaker, writer, and researcher. In 1971 he joined the anti-war Liberty Union Party (LUP), on whose ticket he made unsuccessful runs for the U.S. Senate in 1972 and 1974, and for Governor of Vermont in 1976. Sanders’s LUP platform called for the nationalization of all U.S. banks, public ownership of all utiliies, and the establishment of a worker-controlled federal government.

Sanders resigned from LUP in 1979 and became a political Independent. Two years later he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a post he held until 1989. Sanders created some controversy when he hung a Soviet flag in his mayoral office, in honor of Burlington’s Soviet sister city Yaroslav.

According to an Accuracy In Media report, Sanders during the 1980s “collaborated with Soviet and East German ‘peace committees'” whose aim was “to stop President Reagan’s deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe.” Indeed, he “openly joined the Soviets’ ‘nuclear freeze’ campaign to undercut Reagan’s military build-up.”

In 1985 Sanders traveled to Managua, Nicaragua to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the rise to power of Daniel Ortega and his Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government.

In 1986 Sanders ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Vermont, and two years later he made a failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In November 1989 Sanders addressed the national conference of the U.S. Peace Council, a Communist Party USA front. The event focused on how to “end the Cold War” and “fund human needs.” Fellow speakers included such notables as Leslie Cagan, John Conyers, and Manning Marable.

Choosing not to seek re-election to a fifth term as mayor, Sanders spent 1989-90 working as a lecturer at Hamilton College in upstate New York and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

By 1990 Sanders was a leading member of Jesse Jackson’s National Rainbow Coalition, and he ran successfully for Congress as a socialist, representing Vermont’s single at-large congressional district. The following year, Sanders founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus along with fellow House members Tom Andrews, Peter DeFazio, Ron Dellums, Lane Evans, and Maxine Waters.

During the 1990s, Sanders participated multiple times in the Socialist Scholars Conferences that were held annually in New York City.

…Sanders has long maintained that “global warming/climate change” not only threatens “the fate of the entire planet,” but is caused chiefly by human industrial activity and must be curbed by means of legislation strictly limiting carbon emissions. In 2007 Sanders and Senator Barbara Boxer proposed the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, which, according to an MIT study, would have imposed on U.S. taxpayers a yearly financial burden of more than $4,500 per family, purportedly to check climate change. In February 2010 Sanders likened climate-change skeptics to people who had disregarded the Nazi threat prior to WWII: “During that period of Nazism and fascism’s growth … there were people in this country and in the British parliament who said, ‘Don’t worry! Hitler’s not real! It’ll disappear!’” Accusing “big business” of being “willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits,” Sanders in 2013 said that “global warming is a far more serious problem than al Qaeda.” Stating unequivocally that “the scientific community is unanimous” in its belief that “the planet is warming up,” Sanders the following year declared that the “debate is over” and emphasized the importance of “transform[ing] our energy systems away from fossil fuels.”

In September 2011, Sanders was the first U.S. Senator to support the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement, lauding its activists for focusing a “spotlight” on the need for “real Wall Street reform.”

In March 2013, Sanders and fellow Senator Tom Harkin together introduced a bill to tax Wall Street speculators. “Both the economic crisis and the deficit crisis are a direct result of the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street,” said Sanders.

Over the years, Sanders’s political campaigns have received strong support from such organizations as the AFL-CIO, the American Association for Justice, the Backbone Campaign, the Council for a Livable World, the Democratic Socialists of America, and Peace Action.

In other words, he’s a Far Left, Socialist Whackjob.

French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) traveled to the America in 1831 to study our prisons and returned to France with a wealth of broader observations that he compiled together in “Democracy in America” (1835), one of the most influential books of the 19th century. With its spot-on observations on equality and individualism, Tocqueville’s work remains a valuable explanation of America to Europeans and of Americans to ourselves.

He once observed that

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

In other words, the failed political ideology of socialism takes away the exhilaration and fulfillment of individual achievement and replaces it with self-sacrifice in servitude to the State, for the good of the Central Nanny-State Government, which, in turn, promises to “share the wealth”, but, as was the case in the old Soviet Union, and more recently, Venezuela, never does.

The great Sir Winston Churchill once said that

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

I would rather be blessed than miserable.

How about you?

Bernie Sanders is indeed a shining example of the “diversity” to be found in today’s “Democratic Socialist” Party.

He is more crooked than a dog’s hind leg and he and his “fellow travelers” are attempting to prove that the political philosophy of Marxism will work in America. even though it has failed everywhere it has been tried.

Bernie constantly extols the virtues of socialism without “sharing any of HIS wealth”, somehow becoming a millionaire many times over while “working” as a “public servant”.

Ah, Liberal Hypocrisy.

Ain’t it grand?

Until He Comes,

KJ

Sander’s Camp Accuses Biden’s of Arranging CNN Debate to Be Sit Down Style in Order to Mask Biden’s Health Issues

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“Old Sleepy Joe, he’s a’lookin’ mighty slow at the podium…Dem Debate Podium.”

**sung to the tune of the Theme Song of “Petticoat Junction**

FoxNews.com reports that

Bernie Sanders’ campaign is accusing Joe Biden of pushing for a sit-down format at the March 15 presidential primary debate in Phoenix, according to a new report that highlights mounting concerns over the 77-year-old former vice president’s stamina and cognitive ability.

Sanders’ team raised the alarm about the sit-down format during a Friday call with CNN, which is set to moderate the debate along with the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Politico reported this weekend.  All previous primary debates this cycle have required candidates to stand at podiums; and during his one-on-one debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders stood alongside her.

“Why does Joe Biden not want to stand toe-to-toe with Sen. Sanders on the debate stage March 15 and have an opportunity to defend his record and articulate his vision for the future?” senior Sanders advisor Jeff Weaver told the outlet.

The Biden campaign denied it had anything to do with the proposed new format. Biden has stood for each of the previous debates, but the upcoming one-on-one with Sanders is expected to be a more grueling and taxing event. (Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, will be excluded from the debate under new DNC rules requiring that each candidate have received a large number of delegates.)

“We will participate in whatever debate CNN chooses to stage: standing, sitting, at podiums or in a town hall,” Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield told Politico. “The problem for the Sanders campaign is not the staging of the debate, but rather, the weakness of Sen. Sanders’ record and ideas.”

Bedingfield added that during the joint call with CNN and the campaigns, the Biden team “agreed to the format that CNN proposed” — and that after Sanders objected, the Biden “campaign agreed to a modification of that format that CNN proposed, to compromise with both campaigns.”

The nature of that modification was unclear, but the DNC has suggested the format would change to become more intimate. Sit-down-style debates are not unprecedented; in 2012, Biden sat across from then-Rep. Paul Ryan at a vice presidential debate, and in 2008, the-candidate Barack Obama debated Clinton at a roundtable.

“After 10 debates, the DNC worked with its network partners to adapt the March debate to the smaller field of candidates and to give voters more of a voice. This format provides candidates longer response times, and for the first time, will incorporate questions from undecided voters in the audience,” DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said.

Thus far, Biden’s debate performances have been largely underwhelming, analysts have said. He has suggested that most Americans owned “record players” and could use them to connect with children, declared that half of the country has been killed by gun violence since 2007, and baffled audience members by telling them to “go to Joe 30330.”

Republicans, meanwhile, have made Biden’s possible health issues a major part of their messaging, and there were signs that the attacks weren’t simply political. Obama’s longtime doctor, for example, has flatly remarked in an interview with The Washington Examiner that Biden was “not a healthy guy.”

“He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I wouldn’t say he’s in outstanding health,” Dr. David Scheiner said last year, after reviewing partial medical records. “Could I guarantee he won’t have issues for the next four years? He has a lot of issues that are just sort of sitting there.”

On Sunday, Trump mocked Biden’s gaffe-marked, seven-minute speech in St. Louis the day before.

During the brief address, Biden declared:  “If you want a nominee who will bring this party together, who will run a progressive, positive campaign, and turn, turn this primary from a campaign that’s about negative attacks into one that’s about what we’re for — because we cannot get — re-elect — we cannot win this re-election — excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump — if, in fact, we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. Gotta be a positive campaign, so join us.”

Biden also bizarrely described himself as an “O’Biden Bama” Democrat, transposing his name and the name of his old boss.

And, Trump suggested at a Fox News Town Hall last week that Biden wasn’t fit for office, saying that Biden’s numerous gaffes were indicative of a competency issue.

“I’m all set for Bernie, communist,” Trump began. “And then, we have this crazy thing that happened on Tuesday, which he thought was Thursday. But, he also said 150 million people were killed with guns, and that he was running for the U.S. Senate — there’s something going on there.”

Anyone who has actually been paying attention can tell that Joe Biden is no longer skiing on the Bunny Slope. He appears to be on a steep downhill run.

Watching the maneuvering of the Establishment Democrats unfold is like a replay of the 2016 Democratic Primaries.

The powers-that-be in the Democratic Party knew that Hillary Clinton has issues, both concerning her health and her character. However, in their desperation to continue the legacy of governmental socialism begun under Former President Barack Hussein Obama, they simply kept their mouths shut, had her made short campaign appearances, and then threw Hillary into the back of a waiting SUV.

And, like the present, the Democratic Candidates who dropped out all threw their support behind her, leaving Bernie Sanders out in the cold.

The Democratic Elite almost pulled it off on November 8, 2016. All of the Liberal Talking heads on CNN, MSNBC, and the Broadcast Networks thought Hillary’s victory was in the bag as the early returns showed her in the lead.

And, then the Trump supporters got off work.

And, thank God, the rest is history.

So now, what are the Dems going to do?

Even Obama’s doctor says that Sleepy Joe is not a healthy man.

They could place Hillary on the ticket as the Vice Presidential Candidate.

But, she is just as feeble as Biden. Besides, people around Hillary Clinton seem to die by “their own hand” as an alarming rate.

And, all of the Primary Candidates who have already dropped are strictly lightweights who could not help Joe become dog catcher, much less president.

I don’t blame Bernie’s camp for asking for an actual stand behind two podiums debate.

Although, at the rate things are going, Bernie is about to get screwed…again.

Some people never learn.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Christianity, Socialism, and the Future of the USA (A KJ Sunday Morning Reflection)

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I began writing my daily articles in April of 2010.

Today, almost 10 years later, the struggle to prevent Liberals from rewriting our nation’s history continues.

As does the fight to keep the greed and avarice of those promoting the installment of Marxist Theory in our political, medical, and religious institutions from consuming our nation in a fire of self-destruction, as it has those before us.

Friends have asked me if I believe that Christ would be in favor of the “Social Justice” movement that has infiltrated some churches in America, replacing Christian Doctrine with a Modern Liberal Political Agenda.

In order for you to understand how I and the overwhelming majority of Americans living here in the Heartland feel about that question, I believe you first need a working knowledge as to whom Jesus was.

As some of you know, I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The following piece was written in 1912 by the editor of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee, C.P.J. Mooney. Since then, it has remained so popular, that the newspaper has published it on their Op Ed page every year at Christmas.

JESUS, THE PERFECT MAN

There is no other character in history like that of Jesus.

As a preacher, as a doer of things, and as a philosopher, no man ever had the sweep and the vision of Jesus.

A human analysis of the human actions of Jesus brings to view a rule of life that is amazing in its perfect detail.

The system of ethics Jesus taught during His Earthly sojourn 2,000 years ago was true then, has been true in every century since and will be true forever.

Plato was a great thinker and learned in his age, but his teachings did not stand the test of time. In big things and in little things time and human experience have shown that he erred.

Marcus Aurelius touched the reflective mind of the world, but he was as cold and austere as brown marble. …

Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ is a thing of rare beauty and sympathy, but it is, as its name indicates, only an imitation.

Sir Thomas More’s Utopia is yet a dream that cannot be realized.

Lord Bacon writing on chemistry and medicine under the glasses of the man working in a 20th century laboratory is puerile.

The world’s most learned doctors until 150 years ago gave dragon’s blood and ground tails of lizards and shells of eggs for certain ailments. The great surgeons a hundred years ago bled a man if he were wounded.

Napoleon had the world at his feet for four years, and when he died the world was going on its way as if he had never lived.

JESUS TAUGHT little as to property because He knew there were things of more importance than property. He measured property and life, the body and soul, at their exact relative value. He taught much more as to character, because character is of more importance than dollars.

Other men taught us to develop systems of government. Jesus taught so as to perfect the minds of men. Jesus looked to the soul, while other men dwelled on material things.

After the experience of 2,000 years no man can find a flaw in the governmental system outlined by Jesus.

Czar and kaiser, president and socialist, give to its complete merit their admiration.

No man today, no matter whether he follows the doctrine of Mill, Marx or George as to property, can find a false principle in Jesus’s theory of property.

In the duty of a man to his fellow, no sociologist has ever approximated the perfection of the doctrine laid down by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.

Not all the investigations of chemists, not all the discoveries of explorers, not all the experiences of rulers, not all the historical facts that go to make up the sum of human knowledge on this day in 1912 are in contradiction to one word uttered or one principle laid down by Jesus.

The human experiences of 2,000 years show that Jesus never made a mistake. Jesus never uttered a doctrine that was true at that time and then became obsolete.

Jesus spoke the truth, and the truth is eternal.

History has no record of any other man leading a perfect life or doing everything in logical order. Jesus is the only person whose every action and whose every utterance strike a true note in the heart and mind of every man born of woman. He never said a foolish thing, never did a foolish act and never dissembled.

No poet, no dreamer, no philosopher loved humanity with all the love that Jesus bore toward all men.

WHO, THEN, was Jesus?

He could not have been merely a man, for there never was a man who had two consecutive thoughts absolute in truthful perfection.

Jesus must have been what Christendom proclaims Him to be — a divine being — or He could not have been what He was. No mind but an infinite mind could have left behind those things which Jesus gave the world as a heritage.

No, I do not believe that Jesus would be a part of the social justice movement. His was and is a soul-saving movement. One that still brings hundreds of thousand of people to individual salvation on this terrestrial ball every day. A movement that, in fact, was embraced by the founders of this cherished land.

In a opinion piece for ChristianPost.com, Christian Talk Show Host Julie Roys gave the following Five Reasons that Socialism itself is not based on  the teachings of Jesus Christ.

1. Socialism is Based on a Materialistic Worldview

According to socialists like Bernie Sanders, the greatest problem in the world is the unequal distribution of wealth.

His website declares: “The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.”

This betrays a fundamentally materialistic worldview, which is the basis of socialism.

To socialists, all that really exists is the material world.

2. Socialism Punishes Virtue

Socialists want to distribute wealth to individuals according to their need, regardless of virtue.

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

However, whenever any institution provides aid, it runs the risk of removing God-designed rewards and consequences. It can punish those who are industrious by making them pay for those who are not. And, it can reward those who aren’t industrious by giving them the fruits of another man’s labor. This is precisely what socialism does.

Interestingly, Marx mooched off others his whole life, and failed to provide for his wife and children.

As Aristotle once noted, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.”

The Bible teaches that aid should be tied to responsibility. First, anyone who refuses to work should be refused aid.

3. Socialism Endorses Stealing

Barack Obama once defended his socialist policies to a little girl by saying, “We’ve got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money. If you had a whole pizza, and your friend had no pizza, would you give him a slice?”

That sounds pretty Christian, right? What Christian wouldn’t endorse sharing your abundance with someone who has nothing? However, Obama wasn’t endorsing people voluntarily sharing their wealth with others; he was endorsing the government forcibly taking a piece of the pie from one person and giving it to someone else. Put another way, that’s saying that if you have three cars and your neighbor has none, the government has a right to take your car and give it to your neighbor. That’s not Christian; that’s stealing!

But, socialists don’t believe in private property. And, some Christian socialists actually assert that the Bible doesn’t either. That’s preposterous.

Both the Old Testament and New Testament unequivocally affirm private property. We can’t even obey the eighth commandment to not steal, unless we accept the notion of private ownership. Nor, can we steward our money as the Bible commands if the state owns our money, not us.

4. Socialism Encourages Envy and Class Warfare

Socialists demonize the rich, blaming all of society’s problems on them.

Bernie Sanders once posted to his Facebook Page: “Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.”

Here, Sanders is mimicking Karl Marx, who viewed history as a series of class struggles between the rich and the poor — and advocated overthrowing the ruling class.

Scripture strongly warns the rich and powerful not to oppress the poor.

In fact, Proverbs 14:31 says, “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for his maker . . .”

But, Sanders — and other Leftists, including Hillary Clinton — go far beyond decrying specific acts of injustice. They basically condemn an entire class of people simply for possessing wealth. And, they encourage those who are poor to overthrow them. In fact, Clinton once said the U.S. economy required a “toppling” of the wealthiest 1%.

The rich are not causing all the problems in American society. People like Bill Gates are not acquiring wealth by stealing from the masses. They’re creating great products, which produce wealth, and actually provide jobs for many people. But, even if they were exploiting the poor, nowhere does Scripture support the have-nots demanding money from the haves. Instead, it teaches that we should not covet (Exodus 20:17) and should be content in all circumstances (Phil. 4:11-13). 

5. Socialism Seeks to Destroy Marriage & Family

A little known fact about socialism is that, from its beginning, it has sought to destroy marriage and family. Grove City Professor Paul Kengor explains this in detail in his book, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Marriage and Family. Essentially, what socialism seeks is for the state to replace the family. That way, it can indoctrinate children in its Leftist way of thinking, and remove from them any notions of God and religion.

Friedrich Engels, co-author with Marx of the “The Communist Manifesto,” once wrote that the society he envisioned would be one where “the single family ceases to be the economic unit of society. Private housekeeping is transformed into a social industry. The care and education of the children becomes a public affair.”

Similarly today, Bernie Sanders calls for a “revolution” in childcare and for the government to provide early childhood education beginning with children as young as six-weeks-old. And, he’s a proud supporter of gay marriage — what Kengor calls “communism’s Trojan Horse” to secure the final takedown of traditional marriage.

To socialists, what Bernie describes is a utopia. But, to Christians, it’s a dystopia. That’s because there’s nothing Christian about socialism — and there’s absolutely no way Jesus would ever support it.

America was not founded to be a Socialist Nation.

The following is courtesy of adherents.com:

There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. There were 48 signers of the Articles of Confederation. All 55 delegates who participated in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 are regarded as Founding Fathers, in fact, they are often regarded as the Founding Fathers because it is this group that actually debated, drafted and signed the U.S. Constitution, which is the basis for the country’s political and legal system. Only 39 delegates actually signed the document, however, meaning there were 16 non-signing delegates – individuals who were Constitutional Convention delegates but were not signers of the Constitution.

There were 95 Senators and Representatives in the First Federal Congress. If one combines the total number of signatures on the Declaration, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution with the non-signing Constitutional Convention delegates, and then adds to that sum the number of congressmen in the First Federal Congress, one obtains a total of 238 “slots” or “positions” in these groups which one can classify as “Founding Fathers” of the United States. Because 40 individuals had multiple roles (they signed multiple documents and/or also served in the First Federal Congress), there are 204 unique individuals in this group of “Founding Fathers.” These are the people who did one or more of the following:

– signed the Declaration of Independence
– signed the Articles of Confederation
– attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787
– signed the Constitution of the United States of America
– served as Senators in the First Federal Congress (1789-1791)
– served as U.S. Representatives in the First Federal Congress

The religious affiliations of these individuals are summarized below. Obviously this is a very restrictive set of names, and does not include everyone who could be considered an “American Founding Father.” But most of the major figures that people generally think of in this context are included using these criteria, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Hancock, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and more.

Courtesy adherents.com

Religious Affiliation of U.S. Founding Fathers

# of Founding Fathers/% of Founding Fathers

Episcopalian/Anglican 88 54.7%
Presbyterian 30 18.6%
Congregationalist 27 16.8%
Quaker 7 4.3%
Dutch Reformed/German Reformed 6 3.7%
Lutheran 5 3.1%
Catholic 3 1.9%
Huguenot 3 1.9%
Unitarian 3 1.9%
Methodist 2 1.2%
Calvinist 1 0.6%
TOTAL 204

The Founding Fathers were, I do not doubt, aware of the following passage:

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17

The Liberals and Atheists who reply to my blogs on Facebook and other Internet Sites insist that Crosses and other Christian symbols have no place in the Public Square.  They wish for Christians to remain unseen and unheard from, worshiping in private, and for Christian Americans to  “compromise” our Faith…i.e., shut up about Homosexual Marriage and other sins, being used as political expediencies to further an agenda to “radically change” America into something that it was never meant to be.

Well,  y’all can wish for a unicorn to magically appear in your backyard…but that ain’t gonna happen, either.

As a free nation, all you who are non-believers have every right to exercise your faith.

However, as Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Lapin of the Jewish Policy Center clearly explains:

[I] understand that I live . . . in a Christian nation, albeit one where I can follow my faith as long as it doesn’t conflict with the nation’s principles. The same option is open to all Americans and will be available only as long as this nation’s Christian roots are acknowledged and honored.

…Without a vibrant and vital Christianity, America is doomed, and without America, the west is doomed. Which is why I, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, devoted to Jewish survival, the Torah, and Israel am so terrified of American Christianity caving in. God help Jews if America ever becomes a post-Christian society! Just think of Europe!

Is the Rabbi prophetic? I pray that he isn’t.

I have, however, noticed in the last few years, a propensity among those who have not been raised in a Christian home, to be intolerant toward those who have…as witnessed in public forms, ranging from Collegiate Classrooms to Facebook Political Pages.

Americans’ Christian Faith, of which approximately 3/4ths of us, according to Gallup, still anchor our lives around, has been the Solid Rock upon which our nation was built. To deny that, is to deny reality, to re-write history, and, to, quite frankly, endanger “the Shining City on a Hill”.

As President Ronald Reagan said,

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. 

This November, Americans face a critical choice once again.

Do not be fooled.

Whether it is BIden or Sanders who is the Democratic Presidential Candidate, they are both Socialists.

Joe Biden just hides it better than Bernie Sanders does.

Pay attention to his actions, not his words.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matthew 7:20

Until He Comes,

KJ

With Super Tuesday Over and Bernie and Biden Neck-and-Neck, Are the Dems Headed to a Brokered Convention?

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As I sit down to write today’s post, it is around 10 p.m. Central.

Biden has won 8 states with Bernie winning 4.

So, what does this mean?

Well, of course, it means that it is a two-man race. However, don’t tell Mike Bloomberg that.

His campaign said that, as of last night, he had no intention of quitting…even though he has all of the personality of a ceramic turtle.

Well, it is his money to blow.

However, his commercials certainly are annoying.

But, I digress.

Just like last time, Bernie Sanders will not quit until the Democratic National Convention, when he is once again bought off.

Yeah, I said it.

If you think that the Democratic Elite are going to allow an old Communist like Bernie Sanders to be their Presidential Candidate, you must live in Colorado with your lips permanently attached to your bong.

The problem that the Democratic Powers-That-Be face in making Sleepy Joe Biden their Presidential Candidate are two-fold.

First, it is very obvious that Biden’s mental faculties are diminishing.

He cannot decide from one minute to another if he is running for the Presidency or the Senate or whether he is in Iowa or Ohio.

Even if they choose a Democrat to be his Vice-President who has all of their mental faculties and a decent personality (and I can’t think of any Democrats who do), Biden will still be the one who has to enter the Presidential Debates against a very strong debater in President Donald J. Trump, the one responsible for America’s Economic Comeback.

The Dems’ second problem is the Millennial Democratic Voters also known as the Bernie Bros, or as I have named them, “The Wokesheviks”.

If the Democrats even give the appearance of screwing Bernie like they did in 2016, there is liable to be a riot at the Democratic National Convention like the one in 1968.

I believe that if Bernie Sanders enters into the Democratic National Convention as the candidate with the most delegates, there will be a brokered convention and he will get shafted as he did in 2016.

While the Democrats on Capitol Hill pay lip service to embracing “Democratic Socialism” (i.e., Marxism), they realize that in order to have even a chance of regaining their Preciousssss, the Presidency, they are going to have to field a candidate who at least appears to be a Moderate.

That’s where Sleepy Joe comes in.

Once he is named their Presidential Candidate, the Democratic Hierarchy will be controlling what Biden says and does like the WWE’s Vince McMahon yelling in the ear wigs of the announcers on Monday Night Raw.

In the end, though, it still won’t matter.

President Trump will beat Sleepy Joe Biden like he beat Vince McMahon several years back.

Only Sleepy Joe will keep his hair…and lose the Presidency.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump Takes Audience Poll at SC KAG Rally, Who Will Be Easier to Beat, Bernie or Biden? Why It Just Doesn’t Matter

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump accused his Democratic critics of “politicizing” the coronavirus outbreak Friday as he rallied supporters in North Charleston a day before the Democratic primary in South Carolina.

Speaking at the North Charleston Coliseum for more than an hour, Trump dismissed the complaints from Democrats about his handling of the virus as “their new hoax” and insisted “we are totally prepared.” He also mocked the party for its chaotic efforts to determine the result of this month’s Iowa caucuses.

“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus,” Trump said, adding: “They can’t even count their votes.”

Speaking at length about the virus, Trump said it “starts in China, bleeds its way into various countries around the world, doesn’t spread widely at all in the United States because of the early actions” of his administration. But still, Trump argued, the Democrats are claiming that “it’s Donald Trump’s fault.”

Turning to the 2020 race, Trump took an informal poll of the crowd of who they would prefer he run against in November. The president argued that despite the many candidates still in the race, the fight for the Democratic nomination is really a two-man race between Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“Who the hell is easier to beat?” Trump asked the crowd, going on to use nicknames “Crazy Bernie” for Sanders and “Sleepy Joe” for Biden.

“I don’t know, I think Crazy Bernie has it,” he said.

As he left the White House on Friday afternoon, the president said of the Democratic contest: “It’ll be very interesting to see what happens tomorrow.” Trump then referenced the Super Tuesday contests on March 3, saying: “On Tuesday, you have a very big day.”

While en route to South Carolina, Trump tweeted an announcement that he is nominating Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe to serve as Director of National Intelligence (DNI), months after the Republican lawmaker abruptly withdrew his name from consideration for the post.

Trump has held rallies in each of the four early voting states for the presidential nomination. He went to Nevada last week, even though Republicans had canceled their presidential caucus to show allegiance to the president. Likewise, South Carolina GOP officials opted not to hold a primary this year.

But that’s not stopping Trump, who has reveled in poking his challengers in the run-up to their contests.

“Some people say I’m trolling the Democrats and maybe I am,” Trump said at the White House.

Unlike the three earlier voting states, South Carolina is not considered a swing state. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 14 percentage points there in 2016.

Following Saturday’s contest, more than a dozen states vote in the Super Tuesday contests.

Trump arrived in South Carolina following a brutal week for the stock market. Stocks dropped another 357 points Friday, extending a rout that handed the market its worst week since October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis.

Analysts worry that the stock swoon could cause consumer spending to contract. Such spending makes up some 70 percent of the economy and has played a huge role in keeping the U.S. economic expansion going.

Trump has linked his presidency to the markets through tweets and speeches, often taking credit for each new high in the indices. Now, Trump is trying to reassure Americans that the economy is still strong while also theorizing that the Democratic candidates’ debate performances have spooked investors.

The coronavirus virus has infected more than 84,000 people globally and caused more than 2,800 deaths.

A lot of people say that Joe Biden will win the South Carolina Democrat Primary today.

I don’t care.

As Bill Murray so famously said in the movie “Meatballs,

“It just doesn’t matter!”

Be it Biden, Sanders, or a desperation candidate chosen at a brokered convention, the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate has no chance of winning the Presidency.

Why?

Every single Democratic Candidate cares more for their failed political ideology than they do the average Americans Between the coasts, whom Hillary Clinton called “Deplorables”.

Just as Trump did, with his refusal early in his campaign to “act more presidential”, continues to take his message directly to the American People.

As opposed to the “Elite Democrats” running for their party’s Presidential Candidate Nomination, Trump has always been a “people person”.

That is the reason that, when he was still a contributor to Fox News, he would speak to everyone in the building, from the maintenance crew, on up the ladder.

As Sam Walton, the Founder of Walmart, knew, you don’t inspire people by acting imperious and above it all.

“Mr. Sam”, until his health would no longer allow him to do so, would travel to Walmart Stores in his old pickup truck, with a tie and a baseball cap on, visiting the employees, in order to find out how his stores were doing.

He knew that the only way to be successful and to stay in touch with the public, was to be out among them, and speak to them honestly and directly, as one would speak to a friend.

Just as President Trump did when he went on a “Thank You” Tour and as he continues with his Daily Tweets to the American People..

The Political Establishment, of both parties, lost that concept, a long time ago.

Bypassing the borders to communication, historically determined by both political parties and the Main Stream Media, is a concept which I first witnessed being used by a Presidential Candidate in the 1980 Presidential Election, the before-mentioned Ronald Wilson Reagan.

While I am not comparing the two, I am noting that this strategy has proved effective for both men.

As the polls show, Trump continues to strike a resonant chord in the hearts of Average Americans, living here in the part of America, which the snobbish Democrat Elites refer to as “Flyover Country”, but which we refer to as “America’s Heartland”, or, quite simply, “HOME”.

The reason being, President Trump is keeping his promises.

President Trump has America’s Economy BOOMING!

Also…

He does not talk down to us while disparaging our Sovereign Nation, as the Democrats running in the Primary do.

Trump talks to us in a plain-spoken, clearly understood way, a style which is in stark contrast to an opposition party full of professional politicians, whose only interest is the regaining of power in Washington, D.C., at whatever the cost.

Last night, the President of the United States of America, the most powerful man in the world, made South Carolinians feel good about themselves and their role in determining the future of our country.

They heard these words of hope and encouragement from a man who genuinely LOVES America and her people, instead of viewing us all as racist, misogynist, xenophobes…the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

And, that, fellow Americans, is why President Trump will be reelected.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Biden at Dem Debate on Gun Deaths: “150 Million People Have Been Killed Since 2007″…Go Home, Joe…You’re Not Well

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It is horrible to watch a well-known person mentally slipping away right in front of your very eyes

FoxNews.com reports that

Former vice president Joe Biden went after the voting record of Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the debate stage Tuesday night, slamming Sanders for supporting legislation that gave gun manufacturers absolute immunity from liability for gun violence, but in doing so, Biden grossly overstated the number of gun deaths since the 2007 law passed.

Biden, who says he is confident that he will sweep the lead in South Carolina’s primaries just days away — despite crushing losses behind Sanders in the three previous early voting states– lambasted Sanders’ record on gun control, particularly his vote in support of a law that protects firearms manufacturers from being held liable when gun violence and crimes are perpetrated. Sanders later disavowed the legislation in 2016.

“Imagine if I stood here and said we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies. That has caused carnage on our streets,” Biden said. “150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.”

The heavily inflated figure misrepresented gun deaths in America since 2007. From 2007 to 2017, the number of firearm deaths in the U.S. was 373,663. This number includes both violent firearm deaths and unintentional or accidental deaths, according to the Center for American Progress, an organization that promotes progressive values.

More in line with Biden’s figures, an analysis of FBI statistics by the Center found that from 2008 through 2017, more than 1.5 million aggravated assaults involved a firearm, with rates varying significantly across the states.

“I have cast thousands of votes, including bad votes. That was a bad vote,” Sanders said in defense on Tuesday night.

“If I’m elected, NRA [the National Rifle Association], I’m coming for you and gun manufacturers, I’m gonna take you on and I’m gonna beat you,” Biden said.

Speaking alongside six other Democratic contenders vying for the presidential nomination, Biden insisted he is the only candidate who can push major gun legislation through Congress if elected.

He boasted that while serving in the Senate, he backed the assault weapons ban that stipulated magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition be eliminated, which was not reauthorized after its sunset provision that expired in September 2004.

Biden also helped pass the Brady Bill in 1994, which mandated federal background checks on firearm purchasers in the United States and imposed a five-day waiting period on purchases.

Sleepy Joe Biden is obviously not well.

Just the other day he asked South Carolinians to vote for him in his run for the U.S. Senate.

He also recently said that his deceased son was the Former Attorney General of the United States of America.

Most of the time he doesn’t not seem to know where he is or which side of the stage to face.

And, according to Rush Limbaugh, speaking on his radio program yesterday,

Plugs claimed last night that he worked with the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping on the Paris climate accord. Well, Deng Xiaoping has been dead, room temperature, for 20 years. Deng Xiaoping is not the head honcho of the Chi-Coms. The head honcho of the ChiComs is a guy named Xi Jinping, and he’s becoming Mao Tse-tung Jr., becoming a total authoritarian. It’s why Crazy Bernie loves this guy.

And Crazy Bernie’s out saying nobody has raised the percentage of people out of poverty like the ChiComs have. What a crock. My God, this guy’s dangerous. He’s a crotchety, funny looking guy, but he’s dangerous. But poor Plugs claiming he worked with Deng Xiaoping on the Paris climate accord. The Chinese have nothing to do with the Paris climate accord anyway, except to go up and go (raspberry) we’re not playing. Deng Xiaoping left office in 1992. Deng Xiaoping was not even present when Plugs was vice president.

And then, did you hear about this? Plugs said he got arrested trying to greet Nelson Mandela as he was coming out of jail on Robben Island. “Yes, I was in Soweto! I was running around Soweto trying to avoid being necklaced, and I got arrested! I got arrested trying to meet Nelson Mandela.” Joe Biden was not in Africa when Mandela was released from Robben Island. (sigh)

I understand why the Democratic Elite are allowing Biden to stay in the race.

Bloomberg, the last-minute “savior” has all of the charisma of a ceramic turtle.

At least, Sleepy Joe has some fire in the belly.

Unfortunately for the Dems, he also has bats in his belfry.

So, he does not have a chance of stopping Bernie Sanders.

All the Former Vice President is doing is embarrassing himself, which is awfully hard to do, as he was no brain surgeon to begin with.

Last night’s Democratic Debate had all of the political effectiveness and decorum of a Three Stooges pie fight. (Hey, Moe!)

The Democratic Party’s embracing of “Democratic Socialism” (i.e., MARXISM) and the Far Left of the political spectrum has led them to the edge of a 2020 Presidential Election Political Tsunami, which just like the Great White Whale of Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” will drag all of the TDS-obsessed Captain Ahabs of the Democrat Party down into an oceanic abyss which will take them years to crawl back out of.

And, it couldn’t happen to a “nicer” bunch.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Bernie Releases “Fact Sheet” of Proposed Government Programs Funded By Taxes Increases and Massive Lawsuits…His Ideas, Our Money

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To sell socialism and communism, you cannot get specific. You have to speak in platitudes.

I mean, after all, who can argue with “justice”? Who can argue with “fairness”? Don’t let them figure out that what your campaign is really about is anger and envy and hatred and control. That is what’s propelling Bernie’s supporters. You take a look at ’em. They think Bernie is all about getting even with somebody and making somebody pay for having more, for doing more, for being better, what have you.

But you must, above all things, stay away from details. You have to stay away from how much your “fairness” will cost. You have to stay away from the things like the rights that you will lose in the process of the government gaining control. You stay away from the fact that you’re gonna be taking people’s private property away from ’em. That’s not feel-good rhetoric. So you avoid all details — like calling indoctrination “a literacy program,” propaganda “a literacy program.” – Rush Limbaugh, 2/24/2020

FoxNews.com reports that

Bernie Sanders released a fact sheet Monday night explaining that he’d pay for his sweeping new government programs through new taxes and massive lawsuits, as well as by slashing spending on the military, among other methods.

The effort sought to head off complaints from Republicans and some rival Democrats that his plans were economically unrealistic, especially after a head-turning CBS News Interview in which the frustrated Vermont senator said he couldn’t “rattle off to you every nickle and every dime” about his proposed expenditures.

He released his plan on his website just minutes after promising to do so during a CNN town hall.

However, the fact-sheet highlighted for the first time that many of Sanders’ expected cost-saving measures relied heavily on conjecture. For example, Sanders’ document asserts matter-of-factly that a “modest tax on Wall Street speculation … will raise an estimated $2.4 trillion over ten years” and, in one fell swoop, make all “public colleges, universities and trade schools tuition-free … and cancel all student debt over the next decade.”

Sanders’ projections also stated without providing details that his Green New Deal plan would create “20 million new jobs,” thus ensuring $2.3 trillion in “new income tax revenue.”

Additionally, Sanders promised that by “averting climate catastrophe we will save: $2.9 trillion over 10 years, $21 trillion over 30 years and $70.4 trillion over 80 years.” No information was provided to validate that assertion, although the Trump administration’s National Climate Assessment found that it was possible climate change could reduce the size of the U.S. economy by 10 percent by the end of the century, assuming no substantial changes in technology or policy occur.

Sanders claimed to be able to raise “$3.085 trillion by making the fossil fuel industry pay for their pollution, through litigation, fees, and taxes, and eliminating federal fossil fuel subsidies.” He has repeatedly suggested on the campaign trail that he would direct the Justice Department to pursue the fossil fuel industry, although it was unclear how successful that legal strategy would be.

On health care, although some nonpartisan estimates have put the cost of Sanders’ “Medicare-for-all” proposal at over $32 trillion, Sanders’ fact-sheet doubled down on a “proposed a menu of financing options that would more than pay” for the program.

Among the available options: “creating a 4 percent income-based premium paid by employees, exempting the first $29,000 in income for a family of four,” as well as imposing a 7.5 percent “income-based premium paid by employers, exempting the first $1 million in payroll to protect small businesses.”

Other savings would come from eliminating “health tax expenditures, which would no longer be needed under Medicare for All,” and “raising the top marginal income tax rate to 52% on income over $10 million.”

Reducing defense spending by “$1.215 trillion” would be achievable by “scaling back military operations on protecting the global oil supply,” Sanders’ fact-sheet continued. Defense spending is slated to total $934 billion from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.

Oh, wow.

He’s shoveling it with both hands, isn’t he?

Politicians, especially Liberal ones have always made Campaign Promises which they had no intentions of keeping…because they couldn’t.

Bernie is pulling ideas out of his hindquarters and expecting gullible Americans to believe him.

Just like other Communists before him, he is relying on “useful idiots” to achieve his dream of a huge Nanny-State Central Government, running the proletariat’s lives from cradle to grave.

If you believe that somehow Bernie Sanders could control the Earth’s climate resulting in savings over “$2.9 trillion”, then I have an autographed Harvey Weinstein Walker to sell you, used only to get in and out of the courtroom.

And, if you believe that a “Green New Deal” would create “20 million jobs”, then you were not paying attention during the Solyndra and GreenTech Automotive fiascos.

Bernie Sanders has no clue as to how to be the leader of the greatest country on God’s green Earth because his loyalty is not to the American people…it is to the tenets of a failed political ideology.

And that, as confirmed by his illogical “fact sheet”, makes him a very dangerous man.

Bernie has made his living off of American Taxpayers for several decades now, sitting on Capitol Hill and not accomplishing a darn thing except taking up space…and raking in money.

Reading his proposals as reported by Fox News made me think of the old sitcom “Family Matters and Steve Urkel. Immediately after Urkel screwed something up, causing a disaster, he would say,

“Oh, did I do that?”

If somehow Bernie became President and implemented some of his ludicrous proposals, leading to an invasion by foreign forces or America resembling Socialism-scavenged Venezuela, I can envision Bernie saying the same thing.

Only, no one would be laughing.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Sanders Praises Castro’s Social Welfare Programs, Says His “Democratic Socialism” Will “Protect the Interests of Working Families”…Yeah, Right

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On April 15, 2019 FoxNews.com reported that

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tried to tamp down the perceived influence of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive freshman Democrats, saying their wing in Congress was “like five people.”

Speaking with CBS News’ Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” Pelosi said the 29-year-old congresswoman from New York didn’t have a significant impact on the Democratic Party. The House speaker also said she rejected socialism “as an economic system.”

“You have these wings, AOC and her group on one side,” Stahl told Pelosi, to which the 79-year-old replied: “That’s like five people.”

“No, it’s the progressive group, it’s more than five,” the interviewer pushed back. Pelosi contended that she herself is a progressive.

The speaker added that she believes Congressional Democrats “by and large … know that we have to hold the center, that we have to go down the mainstream,” and said she “reject[s] socialism as an economic system.”

“If people have that view, that’s their view,” she said. “That is not the view of the Democratic Party.”

Speaker Pelosi certainly missed that one by a country mile, didn’t she?

FoxNews.com reports that

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, doubled down on his support for some of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s policies, saying in an interview that aired Sunday, “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad.”

Speaking to CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, pointed to social welfare programs introduced under Castro’s regime that he described as redeeming, despite the communist dictator’s often repressive human-rights violations against Cubans.

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” Sanders told Anderson Cooper.

Fidel Castro relinquished power to his brother, Raúl, in 2011 after nearly half a century in charge of the island nation; Fidel died in 2016.

Some Republicans jumped on Sanders’ comments. “It really makes a difference when those you murder at the firing squad can read & write,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted.

In a resurfaced speech given at the University of Vermont in 1986, Sanders praised the socialist policies implemented in Cuba by the Castro regime and criticized bipartisan efforts in the U.S. to tamp down on Castro’s spread of communism.

While Sanders said in the new interview he “condemns” any human rights violations Castro committed, he also took aim at President Trump for his unlikely friendships with some dictators or strongman leaders, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

“I do not think that Kim Jong Un is a good friend,” Sanders said. “I don’t trade love letters with a murdering dictator. Vladimir Putin, not a great friend of mine.”

Despite victories in all three of the earliest state contests, the Vermont senator has faced criticism from other party contenders, including billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who lambasted his socialist policies declaring they would never fare in a November matchup with Trump.

Sanders went on to define his brand of democratic socialism, which has tapped into a more progressive ideology that has been gaining traction with young voters across the country.

“When Donald Trump was a private businessman in New York, he got $800 million in tax breaks and subsidies to build luxury housing. That’s called corporate socialism. What democratic socialism is about is saying, ‘Let’s use the federal government to protect the interests of working families,'” he explained.

Trump has used Sanders’ policy initiatives, including “Medicare-for-all” and free college tuition and elimination of student loan debt, to take aim at the senator, even going so far as to label him a communist.

“You know what? We will fight back,” Sanders said of these attacks. “This is what we will bring up… that the president of the United States is a pathological liar, and it is increasingly clear that many people just don’t believe anything that he says. He is a fraud. I look forward to taking him on.”

Let me get this straight.

A professional politician, who himself is a millionaire with three, count ’em, THREE, mansions, who wants average Americans to give most of their money to “the State”, is calling a President of the United States of America a “pathological liar”?

A tad bit hypocritical, wouldn’t you say, boys and girls?

And yet, young American adults are supporting this 78 year old Communist.

Why?

Didn’t you know? Being a Marxist is cool.

Just ask the Liberal American Millennials walking around with their Che Guevara t-shirts on.

They remember Che differently than I am sure that you and those of your countrymen that are seeking freedom from tyranny do.

If these members of the “Young and Dumb” had actually read a book, they would burn those stupid t-shirts.

Cuban children are taught in state-run schools that Che was a doctor, even though he had no medical degree.

They are taught that he was a kind soul who cared for the poor and the oppressed, and a brave guerrilla leader who helped to liberate the downtrodden Cuban People from the oppressive tyrant Batista.

And, Jack the Ripper was a surgeon who made House Calls.

Humberto Fontova’s “Exposing the Real Che Guevara” paints a vivid picture of the real Che Guevara:

In his biography of Che, Fontova quotes a Cuban exile who is identified by the pseudonym of “Charlie Bravo”

I’d loved to have seen those Sorbonne and Berkeley and Berlin student protesters with their ‘groovy’ Che posters try their ‘anti-authority’ grandstanding in Cuba at the time. I’d love to have seen Che and his goons get their hands on them. They’d have gotten a quick lesson about the ‘fascism’ they were constantly complaining about—and firsthand. They would have quickly found themselves sweating and gasping from forced labor in Castro’s and Che’s concentration camps, or jabbed in the butt by ‘groovy’ bayonets when they dared slow down and perhaps getting their teeth shattered by a ‘groovy’ machine-gun butt if they adopted the same attitude in front of Che’s militia as they adopted in front of those campus cops.

Why do Modern American Liberals admire those leaders and societies, like Fidel Castro and Communist Cuba, who would take away their individual freedom, at best, and gut them like a Thanksgiving Turkey, at worst?

How could they be so naïve as to view an oppressor and the poverty-stricken Communist country that he destroyed as being the “Socialist Utopia”, which they have dreamt of and which Bernie Sanders wants to turn America into?

One word: INDOCTRINATION

Liberals, working within our high schools and universities have taught young minds filled with mush about the joys of Marxism.

Give me one generation of children and I will transform the whole world. – Vladimir Lenin.

And that, boys and girls, is how the Democratic Party became the Democratic Socialist Party.

The funny thing is, the Democratic Elite, like San Fran Nan, never saw it coming…even though they are the ones responsible for it.

And now, they are reaping what they have sown.

The strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good. The strongest argument against socialism is that it doesn’t work. But those who live by words will always have a soft spot in their hearts for socialism because it sounds so good. – Dr. Thomas Sowell

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

A Marxist is the Democratic Primary Frontrunner, is This Just “Politics” or is it About “Princes and Principalities”?

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How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. – President Ronald Reagan

FoxNews.com reports that

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sent out a series of tweets to celebrate his projected victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday and urged his supporters to keep the momentum going.

“We just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable,” he began. “Together, let’s win the Democratic nomination, defeat Trump and transform the country! Join us live in San Antonio:”

The Vermont progressive made a prediction that his campaign would sweep the rest of the primaries and caucuses nationwide.

“Our multiracial, multigenerational movement is not only going to win in Nevada. It is going to sweep this country,” he said.

As of Saturday evening, Sanders led the other 2020 presidential candidates with 53.84 percent of the vote in the Nevada caucuses. Joe Biden was in a distant second with a little over 17 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., sat in third place with just over 10 percent at the time of publication.

His win also drew the attention of President Trump, who tweeted about Sanders on Saturday night, telling him to guard his victory closely.

“Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada,” Trump wrote. “Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates. Congratulations Bernie, & don’t let them take it away from you!”

If you would have told me back in 1980, as I cast my very first vote as a young adult for Ronald Wilson Reagan, that 40 years later a cotton-pickin’ Communist would be the Democratic Frontrunner in their Primary Elections, I would have accused you of being stoned out of your ever-loving mind.

Now look at our Sovereign Nation.

This country has been pulling apart at the seams since the night of November 8, 2016, when Donald J. Trump was elected as our 45th President.

And the thing is, it is not his fault.

The direction which the Modern Democratic Party has taken to the Far Left of the Political Spectrum has put them at odds with the majority of Americans who still hold dear the Traditional Faith and Values System upon which our Sovereign Nation was founded.

Looking back on yesterday’s Nevada Caucus, Democratic Leaders and their minions in the Main Stream Media simply have underestimated the damage which they have done under the guise of a Nation Educational System which has taught a whole generation that it was cool to hate an honest day’s work, individual freedom, American Patriotism, and the economic system known as Capitalism, which has made America a world leader.

The rise of Antifa and the rest of the “Wokesheviks” is a direct result of Far Left Liberal Programming, accomplished in our schools and universities by members of the Democratic Party.

And now, even the Democratic Elite have to admit that it is very apparent that there is something that is literally tearing apart the fabric of our country….and their allegiance to a failed political philosophy and their unbridled lust for political power has caused this out-of-control situation which they find themselves in, with an admitted Marxist on a path to be their 2020 Presidential Candidate.

The only conclusion that I, as a Christian American can reach, is the fact that our Sovereign Nation is in the midst of SPIRITUAL WARFARE for its very soul.

Make no mistake about it, boys and girls, EVIL EXISTS.

My friends, I believe that we are fighting a war against “princes and principalities”. Evil is still alive and well and flourishing in a world in which relative morality and situational ethics are increasingly being accepted as normal behavior.

We see it everyday around us.

It inundates the cable news channels, 24 hours a day. Heck, you can even see it on Facebook.

Since Cain slew Able with a rock, mankind, because we are all fallen creatures, has had to deal with the presence of evil in our lives.

From the legendary massacres, perpetrated by Vlad the Impaler, to the horrific scenes of Hitler’s Concentration Camps, to the killing fields of Pol Pot, to the massacre of innocent Middle Eastern Christians by Islamic State, to the murders by Chicago Street Gangs every night, the Forces of Evil continue to flourish across the globe.

Who we as a nation are struggling with are those forces who want to turn our country into not just an immoral society, but, an amoral one, whose concept of right and wrong is “Whatever Gets You Through the Night (It’s Alright. It’s Alright.” (ask Mayor Pete) and whose ultimate authority is not the God of Abraham, but a Godless All-Powerful Central Government, whose credo is

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. (Karl Marx)

Just as Marxism has failed wherever it has been tried before, so would it fail here.

Just as amorality and licentiousness led to the destruction of the Roman Empire, so, if allowed to do so, would it lead to America’s.

The galling thing is the fact that, even though American Christians remain 75% of the population, we are propagandized and suppressed by the Liberals in both the Old and New Media, to make it seem as if WE are the Minority, when, in fact, WE are the overwhelming Majority.

It is this New Generation of Amoral Socialists, who are in fact, just a tiny, albeit vocal, Minority of America’s population.

So, what can an average Christian American, like you and me, do about this “Tyranny of the Minority”?

As the Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians, we can STAND.

However, you cannot stand without “the full armor of God”. I have found, as have my family and friends, that the better that you are doing, in terms of your Christian Walk, the harder that you will be attacked.

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.…- Ephesians 6:10-12

Our Christianity as Americans does not and can not end at Noon on Sunday, as we shake the Preacher’s hand and walk out of the sanctuary.

As every Christian knows, the Triune God dwells within each of us, in the form of that “still, small voice”, the Holy Spirit.

And, we must allow that “still, small voice” to accompany us to the voting booth next November.

Christians have to make a choice in these tough times.

The choice we each have to make is whether to “give to Caesar” that which is not his, our Christian Faith, or to listen to that “still, small voice” and decide which candidates will best serve and protect our Sovereign Nation and its citizenry from our enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

This is not just a “Political Choice” which we as Christian Americans are facing right now.

As I wrote earlier, America is in the midst of a battle of “Princes and Principalities”.

By now. you’re probably asking, “So what’s the point of all this, KJ?”

We are given free will by our Creator…will to make choices and decisions on the direction of our lives. Being human, we often don’t make the right decisions and being human, those decisions have the potential to lead us down a dark path.

Whether it is in reality or strictly in the close quarters of our own consciousness, the path we choose to follow is up to us. However, our parents, family, and friends can make a difference in our journey and I thank God that through His Grace I was given a Father who made sure that I received loving instruction in The Way in which I should go.

We still live in the greatest country on the face of the earth and we still have a responsibility to one another and to those who have gone before us, risking their very lives to secure our freedom.

The Light or the Darkness. The choice is up to each and every one of us.

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:14 (ESV)

And, I stand with the King of Kings.

You see, gentle readers, I’ve read the back of The Book.

The Good Guys win.

Between now and November, be thinking and praying about the direction which you would have America take in the future.

Do you want us to be “One Nation under God” or “The Tower of Babel”?

Also, as you go about your day today, remember, that we have an Advocate, in Jesus Christ the Righteous, and, He is in our corner.

So, take that “little light” of yours, and let it shine.

God Bless.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Mueller Probe Found That the Russians Tried to Help Bernie in 2016…Are They Trying to Do It Again?

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FoxNews.com reports that

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., disavowed alleged Russian efforts to help his campaign Friday after The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials have determined Moscow is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary race on his behalf.

“I don’t care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.”

According to the Post, officials have told the Sanders campaign that Russia is working to boost the socialist as part of an effort to meddle in the Democratic presidential primary. The story, citing people familiar with the matter, said President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed of the Russian attempts.

“In 2016, Russia used Internet propaganda to sow division in our country, and my understanding is that they are doing it again in 2020,” Sanders said Friday. “Some of the ugly stuff on the Internet attributed to our campaign may well not be coming from real supporters.”

Ahead of a rally Friday in California, Sanders was questioned by reporters about the news, saying in a video posted on Twitter by a CNN reporter he was briefed on the Russian interference attempts “about a month ago.”

Asked why the news of the briefing is only coming out now, Sanders replied: “I’ll let you guess,” adding that it’s “one day before the Nevada caucus.”

“Why do you think it came out? It was the Washington Post,” said Sanders, who has sharply criticized the paper’s owner, Jeff Bezos. “Good friends.”

Meanwhile, Mike Bloomberg’s campaign for president had some fun at the expense of Sanders tweeting a message in Russian, which roughly translates to “feel the burn.”

Late Thursday, The New York Times reported that intelligence officials told lawmakers in a classified briefing last week that Russia is meddling with the hope of getting President Trump reelected. But Trump has pushed back against the reports, claiming Democrats were pushing a “misinformation campaign” in the hope of politically damaging him.

On Friday, Trump’s campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, tweeted: “We condemn and reject foreign interference in American elections in any form.”

Sanders, though, accused the Trump administration of not standing against Russia’s efforts.

“Unlike Donald Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend,” Sanders said. “He is an autocratic thug who is attempting to destroy democracy and crush dissent in Russia.”

“Let’s be clear,” Sanders added, “the Russians want to undermine American democracy by dividing us up and, unlike the current president, I stand firmly against their efforts and any other foreign power that wants to interfere in our election.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the newest allegations are “paranoid reports that, unfortunately, there will be more and more of as we get closer to the elections [in the U.S.]. Of course, they have nothing to do with the truth.”

U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia interfered in the 2016 election through social media campaigns and by stealing and distributing emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Intelligence officials say Russia was trying to boost Trump’s campaign and show chaos within the American political process.

“Intelligence officials”?

You mean like Former CIA Director and Trump Hatting Muslim John Brennan?

Fuhgedaboutit!

The Russia Collusion Delusion has already been debunked and now, so has the new New York Times story with current Intelligence Officials telling CBS News Reporter (formerly of Fox News) Catherine Herridge that there is no accumulated data to back up the claim.

Even Jake Tapper of CNN called the new claim of Russian Interference on behalf of Trump “FAKE NEWS”.

it is, however, very believable that Russia would attempt to help avowed Marxist Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic Candidacy and then the Presidency in 2020.

On February 26, 2018, FoxNews.com reported that

Sen. Bernie Sanders has seemingly struggled to address recent allegations that Russia’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election included a plan to boost his Democratic primary campaign. 

For well over a year, it was alleged that Moscow’s meddling mainly was meant to boost now-President Trump and harm then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. 

A bombshell Feb. 16 indictment filed against 13 Russian nationals in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe bolstered those allegations, in stunning detail — but also said the Russians sought to help Sanders. 

Russian nationals, the indictment said, “engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.” 

The details create an awkward situation for the Vermont senator, as he is seen to be positioning himself for a potential 2020 White House run. 

Sanders, however, has yet to give a clear response on whether he and his campaign were aware of, or took action to address, the interference — like Russian bot social media accounts allegedly supporting his campaign. Instead, Sanders, I-Vt., has tried to shift the scrutiny toward Clinton’s campaign for not doing more to prevent Russian meddling.

“The real question to be asked is what was the Clinton campaign [doing about Russian interference]? They had more information about this than we did,” Sanders said in an interview last week with Vermont Public Radio. “They were supporting my campaign? No. They were attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and using my supporters against Hillary Clinton.”

I mean, after all, Bernie did have contacts in Moscow.

According to the Liberal Website TheWeek.com, in an article posted on June 19, 2015, in which they brought up his 1988 honeymoon with his wife Jane in the former Soviet Union.

The honeymoon doubled as a diplomatic trip that Sanders made to the city of Yaroslavl, 160 miles northwest of Moscow, when he was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. According to audio that survived the trip:After receiving a rundown of central planning, Soviet-style, from Yaroslavl’s mayor, Alexander Riabkov, Sanders notes how the quality of both housing and healthcare in America appeared to be “significantly better” than in the communist state. “However,” he added, “the cost of both services is much, much, higher in the United States.” [The Guardian]

Another highlight of Sanders’ mayoralty was the ode to socialism that was written for him by poet Allen Ginsberg.

Entitled Burlington Snow, it begins with lines about “Socialist snow on the streets” and “Socialist kids sucking socialist lollipops” and ends: “Isn’t this poem socialist? It doesn’t belong to me anymore.” [The Guardian]

Shortly before the 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders sold out his Millennial Followers by bowing out of the race and throwing his support to Hillary.

Coincidence? I think not.

The thing is, I would be willing to bet that Bernie knows just as much as the Queen of Mean about those Russian Contributions…and he was perfectly fine with them at the time, as she and the entire Clinton Foundation Money Laundering Operation were.

And, as a part of the deal Bernie made with Hillary to “bow out graciously and give her his support” was that neither of them would rat on the other.

His contrived cluelessness about the situation at the time of the report was nothing but the usual BS put out by a Professional Politician desperately attempting to save his hindquarters.

So, boys and girls, the question is…

Are we now, on the road to the 2020 Presidential Elections, experiencing Bernie/Russians Election Interference Deja Vu?

Hmmm…could be.

Until He Comes,

KJ