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To the NeverTrumpers

To the NeverTrumpers: I was sympathetic to your cause until I faced the stark reality that unless the GOP unites behind the only candidate who can defeat the Democrat nominee we’ll have Hillary Clinton in the White House. This prospect makes me shiver with horror. Votes cast for the libertarian ticket or write-in candidates of all varieties will amount to exactly nothing– a worse than meaningless gesture, since by not coming together behind Trump/Pence they help Hillary get elected. Now of course, I must respect those who say they cannot in good conscience support Trump. I really do get it… but…

 

Votes cast for the libertarian ticket or write-in candidates of all varieties will amount to exactly nothing– a worse than meaningless gesture, since by not coming together behind Trump/Pence they help Hillary get elected.
… on the other hand, I think one does find worthiness in Trump’s candidacy– he understands the threats against America and simply wants to enforce our borders to prevent bad people from breaking our laws and getting in to harm us; he recognizes the importance and long-term impact of Supreme Court nominees and has given us a list of conservatives justices he’d nominate; he sees the threat to Christian religious liberty and chose a respectable, evangelical and conservative governor, Mike Pence, as his VP running mate– who also sees this threat and wants to stand up against it. I think nominating Pence also reveals something about Trump– he is willing to have at his side a man very different in style than him– soft-spoken, much more diplomatic, known for being conservative. He complements Trump and may even compensate for some of Trump’s weaknesses. I also think Trump’s family reflects very well on him– could a man as supposedly morally challenged as Trump raise a family as accomplished, intelligent, well-spoken, respectful and loyal to their Father as his seems to be?

 

could a man as supposedly morally challenged as Trump raise a family as accomplished, intelligent, well-spoken, respectful and loyal to their Father as his seems to be?
Hillary is profoundly more corrupt than Trump and un-apologetically tells us she’ll continue the Obama policies of government solutions for every societal ill, which always involves falsely framing the narrative in terms of class/race divisions to get its agenda accomplished; she wants open borders at a time that ISIS terrorism is already happening on our soil; she has taken zero responsibility for her errors in judgment that led to the deaths of four at Benghazi, nor for risking national security by sending classified email on a private unsecured server. Instead, she boldly and repeatedly lied to the American public about these events. She is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief.

 

she (Hillary) has taken zero responsibility for her errors in judgment that led to the deaths of four at Benghazi, nor for risking national security by sending classified email on a private unsecured server. Instead, she boldly and repeatedly lied to the American public about these events. She is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief.
Donald Trump, while an imperfect candidate, projects strength against our enemies. Unlike Hillary/Obama who obsessively, and out of ideologically confused political correctness, protect the reputation of Islam and thinks it unimportant, even harmful to identify Islamist radicalism as our enemy, Trump both knows and clearly names this ruthless enemy we face. Nor does Trump play the politically correct and deceitful game that all immigrants are the same, but distinguishes between those who enter the country with good intent, abiding by our laws, and those who enter with bad intent, flouting our laws. Unlike Hillary, he does not want to reward the latter with rights and privileges of American citizenship that they have illegally usurped. With Trump we should get real action on this issue– Hillary will just encourage thousands more illegals to come but spin it as being welcoming and compassionate. No, it is not compassionate to encourage law-breaking that in the end hurts Americans who are here legally!
 
So I will continue my case for Trump and against Hillary, but my main point was to say to the NeverTrumpers– let us not shoot ourselves in the foot! Would it not be better to have, over the next 4 years, a President who is at least conservative on some of the most critical issues we face than to have Hillary Clinton, and four more years of Obama-style policies? Thanks for listening.

 

Would it not be better to have, over the next 4 years, a President who is at least conservative on some of the most critical issues we face than to have Hillary Clinton, and four more years of Obama-style policies?
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Hillary/Obama Logic vs. Real Logic

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Let’s review again:

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recklessly, in violation of government rules and reasonable common sense, used an unsecured private server for email communications, which endangered national security by exposing sensitive classified information to our enemies. She failed to preserve all those emails as required but instead destroyed them, and to cap it off, repeatedly lied about this to the public. Now, she thinks she deserves a promotion?! (This doesn’t even factor in the debacle in Benghazi for which she was also investigated and proven a liar, and wherein her incompetence is at least in part responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans).

Well, that’s Hillary/Obama logic. American logic ought to say in response:

“Mrs. Hilton, you’re out of order. A person who fails in lesser duties to do that required of them, and exposes America to serious harm, and expresses no regret but rather refuses to be accountable for their actions, does not deserve a promotion to higher duties! You have escaped justice for the moment, using your powerful White House connections. But at the ballot box, God willing, the American people will execute their own justice and you will be sent home. And if there is any justice left in this world, the next President will re-open this case and correct this travesty of justice today, and you will indeed face the proper consequences for your actions.”

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Something This Way Stinketh

Hillary and the FBI

 

Outrageous and beyond disgraceful.  Today’s recommendation by FBI Director James B. Comey regarding the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a unsecured, private email server  for communicating highly security-sensitive government business is truly flabbergasting.   The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server found the following (bolding/underlining mine):

Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.

 

we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked. But, given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.

Then, there’s this:

The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014…

With respect to the thousands of e-mails we found that were not among those produced to State…

It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.

OK, so let’s summarize:

  1. Hillary Clinton and her State Dept. were extremely careless in handling very sensitive, highly classified information.
  2. Any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position (or those working with her) should have known that using an unclassified system was totally inappropriate for the kind of information being transmitted.
  3. Hillary Clinton’s associates were hacked and though no direct evidence was found to show she herself was hacked, it is unlikely they would have found such evidence if she was hacked, and the FBI has good reasons to think she was possibly hacked.
  4. Thousands of emails that Clinton did not own (as a government employee they belonged to the government and were required to be preserved) were not preserved and not turned over but instead deleted.

OK, so all the above would lead you to believe an indictment is the next step, right?   Not so fast:

Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case (??). Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.

In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

What? So again, Hillary Clinton was not only extremely careless in handling highly sensitive classified information, so that any reasonable person in her position should have known better than to act as she did, but there are good reasons to suspect she was hacked by hostile agents, since her use of private email server was well-known, she used her unsecured system extensively while traveling outside the US including in hostile territories. and others with whom she was communicating were definitely hacked. And she did not preserve/turn over all the government emails as she was supposed to do, but actually deleted thousands of them on her own initiative!

Bottom line: Hillary Clinton through her use of a private server and failure to preserve government emails definitely acted wrongly.  She did something no reasonable person should do; and her actions exposed American secrets to our enemies. Even if she wasn’t hacked (which we don’t know for sure since hacking would likely not leave evidence behind), her actions were amazingly reckless and show a complete lack of judgment for someone in her position! 

Why then is she not being indicted?  Why is there one standard of justice for Hillary Clinton, and another for all us ordinary citizens who in her position would indeed be facing “consequences”!  Apparently the FBI Director’s reasoning goes like this,  “Yes, Hillary did not follow protocol, acted unreasonably, and was extremely careless with emails containing vital national security interests,  and by her actions possibly put these secrets into enemy hands, but she didn’t mean it, so we can’t indict!”

Something stinks real bad here.  This is an outrage!  America should not stand by and let this happen. I pray she will not.  Not only is Hillary Clinton disqualified by these actions from being the next President of the United States, she should most definitely face the consequences of her actions.

 

 

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