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When our founding fathers drew up the Constitution, it was like a beautiful portrait painting to be cherished.
What is happening are a new breed of Democrats, vandalizing our masterpiece in their pervasive corruption, like drawing a mustache and thick rimmed eye glasses on it, to change a vehicle for the
people to govern themselves, into a document for power of self interest, to use in changing the aura that has been serving our country so well for over 240 years.
Ugly, angry mobs are bent on destroying the Norman Rockwellimage of America that our ancestors came here and strove to be a part of and is now in the cross hairs of hate.Mobs just don't form without some organization by somebody that has a high stakes game in the works, like MoveOn.org. They don't do the dirty work themselves, but enlist mostly individuals of low mentality to do it for them, with a promise of an effortless utopian life.
They are told to harass or harm any one standing in their way because they are evil. They are told it is okay to break the law in order to achieve this.
Working our way through trials and tribulations in our history, guided by the Constitution, has been instrumental in our survival and it must not be marred in anarchy.
Conservative Commentary by George Giftos
That quote by the late diplomat and author, Jean Giroudoux, “Only the Mediocre are Always at Their Best”, sort of describes what some of our leaders have expressed in the past. Remember when former President Barack Obama claimed that the United States was not an exceptional nation? He said we were no better than any other nation, which could be concluded that rather than being exceptional, we were just mediocre.
Compare President Obama's rhetoric with that of President Trump, who at every opportunity praises our country to the hilt as being the “shining city upon a hill” (a phrase popularized by former President Ronald Reagan). Contrary to what President Obama said, the United States is the most powerful, most prosperous, and most compassionate country in the world, therefore the most exceptional country. Why do people go through any means necessary to try to enter the United States, either legally or illegally, if our country was just an ordinary mediocre country?
Look at what our country has accomplished since the election of President Trump. We have a booming economy with lower taxes for both companies and citizens, we have the lowest unemployment rates in history for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, women, and people with just a high school diploma. Companies are coming back to our country after moving overseas in years past. Our GDP, during the past 2 years has hovered between 3.5% to 4.2%, which has increased the revenue take by the U.S. Treasury. During the 2016 presidential campaign, then President Obama scoffed at Donald Trump's claim that our GDP should be over 3% or 4%, by saying that we should be satisfied with a 2% GDP (which over the 8 years of President Obama our GDP did average less that 2%) and that to claim otherwise, candidate Trump would have to wave a “magic wand” in order to exceed that mediocre prognostication by President Obama.
When President Obama claimed that we (the U.S.A.) were no longer exceptional, he implied that we should be “mediocre” so that other countries didn't feel inferior to us. We have been the leader for most of the last century because we were “exceptional” in practically all aspects of life. If it wasn't for our exceptionalism, most all of Europe and parts of Asia would be speaking German now. If it wasn't for our “exceptionalism”, the defeated Axis powers would still be living with the effects of the carnage brought forth by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. If it wasn't for our exceptionalism, most countries of the world would've had trouble rebuilding their countries from the natural disasters that befell them. We were there with an open hand and an
unlimited pocketbook to help the unfortunates around the world. That is why we are “exceptional” and not just a mediocre country.
So yes, the quote by Jean Giroudoux does not apply to the United States because we are not “mediocre”, we are exceptional and damn well proud of it. Just ask the other countries of the world.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
If you watch enough T.V. you are bombarded by ads that champion one cure after another for a myriad of diseases or ailments with names that are hard to pronounce or that they are unpronounceable, even to a literate person. After telling you the ailments that the advertised medicinal or drug products will alleviate, they list a laundry list of the dangers of using those very same products. These side effects range from possible death, strokes, yeast infections, dizziness, heart attacks, constipation, diarrhea, rashes etc., etc. It's enough to scare the living daylights out of a prospective customer of these drugs, who is looking for relief of a problem not an additional problem to cope with. You wonder, after hearing all these possible side effects, if the cure is worse than the disease?
The reason these drug companies list all these dangers and side effects of the products they are advertising, is to “cover their as---” from a possible lawsuit by “ambulance chasing lawyers” (some who might fall under the classification of being called “shyster lawyers” - a “shyster” is defined as someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law), who are chomping at the bit to latch on to one or more of these liability cases. Corresponding to the avalanche of drug ads on T.V. are a corresponding avalanche of ads by lawyers trolling for prospective customers who have had an adverse reaction to one or more of these medicines or drugs, and who are now looking to cash in on their real or imagined damages or adverse effects. The ads by the lawyers make it sound that the victims can or will hit the “liability lottery” if they hire them to represent them in a lawsuit against these drug companies. Little, if any, do these lawyer ads mention the fact that the law firm will be compensated by getting a 33% to 40% fee of the award given the “victims” of these drugs.
Most of these cases never go to trial (only 10% do) as the drug companies have determined that it would be cheaper to settle rather than go to trial, so it's almost an “effortless” effort to get a piece of the action by the lawyer for their clients just by threatening the drug companies with a lawsuit. The practices by the trial lawyers scream out for our politicians to enact meaningful “tort reform”. Since most politicians are lawyers, it is almost impossible to get common sense legislation passed limiting the practice of the liability lawyers, most of whom will go back to practicing law once their legislative careers are concluded. With all the talk about health care, hardly any mention is made of what part these lawsuits play in the costs of medicine or health care. You could say that there is a conflict of interest on the part of many politicians, due to the fact that they don't want to harm their future income source when they go back to practicing law. It'll take a really tough leader to get legislation passed to bring some common sense back to our health care system. A populist President like Donald Trump, a non-lawyer, is probably the one person who might be able to accomplish this task. The odds are against reform, as the Democrat Party is in the “pocket” of the trial lawyers who donate many millions, mainly to the Democrats, to keep the status quo, is quite high.
So to sum up the answer to the headline, it can be concluded that in some cases the cure seems worse than the disease, but, if properly handled, these drugs can be a force for good in extending the lives of people or by giving relief to the medically afflicted. Be aware of the dangers of the drugs you take and work closely with your physician to mitigate any life-threatening side effects.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
Preparation determines how well one will fare in any competition. We all begin on the same starting line and finishing at the tape. There are always losers who will claim unfairness because of their post position at the start.
We are not all born with the same stature or natural capabilities, so in order to compete, we are granted handicaps to be able to participate with some sense of pride.
There is an on going competition in our country called the human race, where we try to eke out a living. Three main gamesters vie for our participation in their league. The Republicans, the Democrats and the Socialists. The first group provides a regimen to follow and how to apply it,
requiring hard effort for its success. The second one will tell you some effort is required, but you don't have to strain yourself, because there will always be others to help you along if you have short falls; but at times, their handicapping is misused The third one's manifesto requires no effort at all, because the rest of the field will carry you to the finish line in a photo finish, where every one breaks the tape at the same time and everybody gets a trophy.
Conservative Commentary by George Giftos