In a almost unanimous voice Congress passed a bipartisan bill called the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Wednesday President Trump signed it.
Trump’s signing of the act comes just days after pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong won 269 out of 452 seats in 18 district council races, while pro-Beijing forces, who previously held 73 percent of the seats, won only 30. Voters came out in droves with a 71 percent turnout — up from 47 percent four years ago in the same elections, according to the Electoral Affairs Commission.
When Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, the National Debt was: $10,626,877,048,913.08. When Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017, the national debt was $19.9 trillion, according to U.S. Treasury data. Here’s your obama’s legacy. Be grateful that Trump didn’t ride obama’s “coat tails.” Obama takes office 2009: National debt: $10.6 trillion.. leaves office: $20 trillion Debt per person: $31,000 $61,340 Labor force participation 65.8% 62.8% Home ownership: 67.3% 63.5% Real median household income: $57,744 $54,045 Avg. Health Ins rate family plan: $12,680 $18,142 Food stamp dependents: 32 million 43.6 million Tax to benefits ratio: <40% >60% Persons living in poverty: 38 million 45 million Sources: U.S. Treasury, U.S. Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept.of Agriculture, U.S. Congressional Budget Office
With all this Obama is trying to take credit for the Presidents turnaround of the economy. The Labor force participation rate is at 63.3 as of last month Oct. 2019. While the Democratic party still has many months to go before the 2020 vote I don’t see anyone that would not make our Country better. On the contrary, many if not all would make it even worst than President Obama did.
So do your own research and come to your own conclusions and vote in 2020. Your future could be riding on it.
From half a world away my thoughts are with the people in Hong Kong that are standing up to the Chinese government. To have your freedom taken by a government that wants to put them under communism. It makes me think that we as Americans take our freedom for-granted. The people of Hong Kong have umbrellas to defend themselves with and sometimes bottles filled with gas or some other form of combustible. Against police and soldiers with guns.
China, with close to a billion and a half people could be a global power if the government was not so oppressive. Hong Kong along with Taiwan are bucking the China government and I am not sure how it will turn out. Will the people of China let the government use brutal force to crack down on the people of Hong Kong. Does China want another Tiananmen Square, while the world watches. Or will the people rise up and force the leader to change course.
Every life lost due to a shooting, any shooting is tragic. But why go after the right to defend yourself. Why is the left so intent on taking away the vast majority of law abiding citizens 2A rights? There are many many more deaths that are commited each year than those by guns. Drug overdose, medical malpractice, car accidents to name a few. I won’t even get into abortion. But why is the gun violence so more front and center and so much more publicity by the MSM and our Democratic and sadly some Republican law makers? Well if you were to listen to the People running for President on the Dem side you would know. Its a inch by inch regulation by regulation chip by chip infringement of yours and mine 2A Freedom. Until it gets to the point that they say you know what you don’t need a gun anymore you need to turn them in.
There is a arctic blast pushing its way down from the north. For all those climate change activists that think coal fired electrical plants, natural gas electrical plants heating oil heaters that contribute to the so called global warming. I am sure you will help the planet and turn off your electric, gas and oil heaters in the coming weeks. I am sure that those solar and wind powered generation plants are going to work out great for you.
As a gun owner most of my life of 62 years. I have really never paid to much attention to the political back and forth on gun control. When Clinton implemented the assault weapons buyback in the ninety’s it didn’t affect me that much. When it expired in 2005 I didn’t care that much as I had never owned one.
But then President Obama was elected and things seem to change. The country seemed to become more and more divided along racial , cultural, political and it seems every other divide there is. He came out and said he would not take our guns but after the first mass shooting after he became President his tone started to change. I started to buy guns.
Islam is a inherently violent and intolerant totalitarian theocratic ideology. There has never been a free Islamic society and flooding the West with them threatens our liberty. Only one culture has the capacity to be free, one with Christian faith, morality, reason, a commitment to liberty and economic self sufficiency,and individuals who can take the responsibility to govern their own lives. Diversity is an excuse to engage in cultural genocide against Western Civilization and to replace people with traditional values that ensure liberty with people who can be enslaved to tyranny through demographic engineering by unscrupulous global elites.
This Congress is the most treasonous in American history hiding behind corruption, PC lies & legal abuses. A diversity of progressive, extremist and many damaging ideologies emerge, promoted, expanded & rooted to stay & deepen in our already deeply corrupted systems. Socialism, communism, terrorism, anarchism, activism & globalism ideologies converge in one party. Their utmost agenda is to deny democracy & target American’s wealth, destroy laws & orders through systematic abuses in total obscurity. There will never be any precedence for as long as dishonest media, abusive judges, corrupted politicians & agents leaders are still colluded & corrupted to plot & frame their rivals while intentionally lied & ignored and violated protocols by hundreds, still unpunished or even appraised to sell books. It was the same case for SC nominations and no legal actions were taken against smears attacks or orchestrated political lies.
A comment I found on Fox News. Thought it captured things pretty well.
What is the purpose of the impeachment process? Is it to let the President of the United States know he has committed high crimes? The definition of impeachment is that you bring charges against a official for Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors
Congress has identified three general types of conduct that constitute grounds for impeachment, although these categories should not be understood as exhaustive: (1) improperly exceeding or abusing the powers of the office; (2) behavior incompatible with the function and purpose of the office; and (3) misusing the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.
So today the Congress of Representatives is trying to impeach President Trump. They have had numerous investigations that have pretty much gone nowhere and blew up in their faces. It seems that they have selective amnesia when it comes to what they have done in the past. Or maybe they are short sighted and think that when they come back in power, that they won’t do the same things that the President is doing now. That other Presidents have done in the past.
You could think that the Democratic party is doing nothing but obstructing the President at every turn to keep the people of America thinking he is not doing anything right. Then there is the media that is their mouth piece to the public. I am not sure who is leading who though. Its clear that the media is putting out everything that the Democratic house is feeding them. Also they seem to be giving the Democrats talking points and at time, false narratives.
Its seems obvious that the Democrats are not interested so much in upholding the rule of law or the Constitution. But more along the lines of just getting the President out of office by any means necessary. They no sooner lose one impeachment attempt and immediately jump to some other illusion of a crime that they most likely made up. To say that the deep state is working day and night to out the President is a understatement.
To the American people. Be very careful who you vote for in the next election. The ones that are doing this to the President could even more easily turn that on you the people that put them in office. All the people that are running for the office of the President are running on issues that will strip you of your freedoms. Don’t think for a moment that they aren’t.