Think Global, Act Local!

Remember that phrase?  Nothing could be more appropriate to our political process.  How often do we get caught up in a presidential campaign and ignore the consequences of inaction in the local fights?  All too often, I would submit.

Case in point…the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s election last November and the already evident results started even before the outgoing Sheriff, Susan Pamerleau (Maj. Gen. USAF, Retired) had gracefully left office.  She is being replaced by a typical, barn-burning, scorched-earth Democrat Javier Salazer.  He was “temporarily issued” a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against her just days before the official transition.  “Temporarily issued” because it was rescinded as soon as she filed a response.  But, again in typical liberal fashion, he doubled-down as soon as he took office at one minute after Midnight on New Year’s Eve and issued a No-Access Order for her and nine of her staff members…as if they intended to re-enter the building with malicious intent.  What a joke!

Now you might ask…if she was so great, why did she lose the re-election?  Good question, and I happen to have the answer in three parts…

Part One:  Democrats are known to promote and vote a straight ticket in elections.  No matter the candidate, they follow the party line like sheep to the slaughter.  Republicans, not so much.  Republicans even lament that Democrats do that, all the while not appreciating the power it gives them.  In Bexar County, Texas, in November 2016, the Democrats led straight ticket voting 195,215 to a Republican total of 137,368 from respective total votes of 278,102 to 273,914.  That is 70.2% of Democrats versus 50.15% of Republicans voting a “committed to the party” vote irrespective of the candidate.  Sheriff Pamerleau lost by only 4,188 votes.  Keep reading, I’m not done, yet…

Part Two:  Third party candidates that split the vote.  With respect to the previous paragraph, the Libertarian candidate in the race received 5,428 straight ticket votes.  Those votes alone could have provided the winning margin for Pamerleau who ran as a Republican.  Then, to add insult to injury, the Libertarian candidate took a total of 18,889 votes out of the conservative sector.  Although I certainly respect and often appreciate the movement outside the two party system, there are times when collective activism carries a much stronger message.  Think “Tea Party” results in such a brief period of time (less than 10 years) as compared to Libertarian Party results in forty-five years.  I think I just heard a collective “well, duh!”…

Part Three:  The Republican Party does not support local candidates.  You heard me right.  In some archaic view of local elections, there were no party affiliations.  I know, because I held that view.  It is a righteous view, but not a realistic view.  So, Republicans, you lost that effort a long time ago.  And, by holding on to your pristine view of these local elections the Democrats have taken control of every major metropolitan area in the country, not to mention thousands of others.  Time to get your head out of the sand and wade into this fight.  You are currently a majority in everything else – the Presidency, both houses of Congress, thirty-one state Governors are Republican, and the list goes on…until you get to local elections.  Unfortunate, unbelievable, and if it continues unforgivable.

So, to summarize, the Bexar County Sheriff’s race was handed to a liberal, sanctuary city supporter, two-faced, scorched-earth Democrat for three simple reasons…

  1.  Straight ticket voting habits of Democrats.
  2.  Third party candidates in a race they could not win.
  3.  An inability of Republicans to support party politics locally.

Now that you have some time to think about your next local election, please, give this some thought.  If you agree, spread the word.  If not, good luck in attaining your desired results.

Fighting for Our Agenda.

SSB ImageThe Progressives of the Democratic party are already plotting and scheming on how to block our American agenda.  They are sore losers who simply do not give up even when the American People make it clear in which direction they want to go especially if it’s different from their Socialistic schemes.  They cry compromise when their definition of compromise is do things their way or face obstruction and character assassination.  They use intimidation instead of reasoned arguments.  They lie, cheat, mislead, divide and do everything they can to deter responsible Americans from restoring sanity to our Government.  I don’t mean to exclude the Republican Progressives, however, their role is to go along with what the left wants.  They are in effect enablers, too afraid to take the side of those of us who care about our American founding and culture. Continue reading “Fighting for Our Agenda.”

Confession: I’m A Backwards, Closed-Minded Millenial

 

Because not everything can be true and good.

I cannot tell you the number of times that I have been in a conversation with a friend or a stranger on an airplane and the phrase, open-minded, comes up.

“Oh, I grew up Catholic, but I don’t go to church anymore. I believe in God and all, but I am open minded.”

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If you could help to improve the lives of many people, would you consider this advice?

This author says: “conservative policies offer the commonsense solutions my community needs.”

Do you agree with her?

Kay-Coles-James1 I’m an African-American Woman. Here’s My Advice to Conservatives Wooing My Community.
Kay Coles James / August 29, 2016 / comments

Our children grow up sicker, poorer, less well-educated, and at greater risk than other American children… Continue reading “If you could help to improve the lives of many people, would you consider this advice?”