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Another Trump Quote

“We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony.”

Donald J. Trump, April 27, 2016

I’m not sure what event that is from. The speech was given in Washington, D.C. If I figure it out, I’ll post an update here. I’m positive I saw it last spring.

[edit] It was his foreign policy speech. Not sure why I couldn’t be bothered to Google that last night…

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“A Republic, if you can keep it.” – Benjamin Franklin

This is attributed to Franklin as his response to the question, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” asked at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

I’ve seen it written in an expanded form, presumably for the sake of clarity:

“You’ve got yourselves a republic, if you can keep it.”

Franklin understood that having defined the United States as a Republic was no guarantee that an American Republic would actually occur. That guarantee can ultimately and only be provided by the American people. if it’s going to happen, we have to make it happen ourselves.

This is really the central issue in the current Presidential race. Do the plutocrats and their hand-picked candidate with her pre-defined agenda get to decide the future of this country, including our future and the future of our children? Or do those decisions rest, as they should, with We, the American People?

Donald J. Trump, every bit as imperfect as the great men who crafted the Constitution so long ago, is the first candidate in my lifetime to actually give us a shot at the latter.  We would be fools to pass it up.

“Brexit? What Brexit?” sayeth the EU

Why are certain people in Brussels acting as if Brexit didn’t happen?

What happens if these “suggestions” are taken seriously and acted upon?  Will that not cast an aura of legitimacy on the idea of EU types issuing further “recommendations” to the United Kingdom, even though the Brexit vote suggests that none of them have any more business doing so than I have business issuing “recommendations” to Vladimir Putin on the proper governance of Russia?

This article is intriguing.  Not only does it eloquently suggest that the EU is designed to solve a 100 year old problem, but wonders if its leaders may pursue their solution to that problem with the same dogged determination which led to World War I.

In fact, I’ll quote the following.  Consider this a quote for today:

“The utter lack of regard for the people, the blind fidelity to a way of viewing the world, is always at the core of large scale human suffering.” – thezman

(If that link doesn’t work for a while starting Oct. 7, it may be due to Hurricane Matthew wiping out the server or something like that.)

Counting the votes

A quote for the day:

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. – Joseph Stalin

I think it’s obvious at this point that Clinton’s people are going to try their damnedest to steal the election next month.  They’re hoping the actual vote will be close enough so the steal won’t be noticeable, but I think they’ll try it even if they have to stretch and risk getting caught.

Why?

Because they’ll believe they are doing the right thing.  They’ll believe that it “must” be done.

If it happens, well, that will be mighty interesting won’t it?