Saturday, November 16, 2019

Serving the Public Trust?



The following is a copy of not-yet-published Public Mind article submitted to our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun, 11/14/2019:

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Serving the public trust?

To the Sun:

The November 14 edition of the Sun included a front-page Washington (AP) article titled, “As impeachment effort goes public, new evidence given.” A writing evidencing that its eye-catching title is duly matched by an overwhelming majority of politically-partisan content. One clearly tailored to support the article’s early-on stated claim that, testifying career diplomats delivered a striking though complicated account that Democrats say reveals a president abusing his office, and the power of American foreign policy, for personal political gain.

And clearly not the result of oversight, this obviously politically-biased Washington (AP) article intentionally fails to responsibly draw fair and balanced attention to the “other side” of the pathetic story being played out in Washington. “Another side” recognized by any open-minded individuals who chose to suffer through the so-called November 13 public impeachment hearings, which reportedly will continue for another week or so.

Yes, conspicuously absent from referenced Washington (AP) article, and from the Sun’s November 14 edition, was an equally-detailed “other side of the story.” For example, one reflected in other opinion articles, such as the New York Post’s, November 13 article, titled, “Goodwin: Adam Schiff’s dull impeachment hearings are a flop.” Articles holding the view, for example, that in their first day of public impeachment hearings, it was demonstrated just how weak the Democrat’s case for impeachment is. And, how, in mostly dull, uneventful testimony, the Democrats’ “star” witnesses openly complained about policy decisions they disliked, while disregarding the fact that our “elected” U.S. Presidents set foreign policy, not our “unelected” career diplomats. And, most revealing of all, rather than offering “actual” evidence, referenced November 13 “star” witnesses merely cited third- and fourth-hand rumors, as neither testifying “career diplomat” ever had direct contact with the accused President Trump.

Now, this Public Opinion feedback does not mean to in any way declare, infer, or imply that any privately-owned media, such as the Parsons Sun, does not have the business-right to publish, and to not publish, that which they choose. Nevertheless, this writing does unapologetically hold that the public trust would be much more responsibly served if fair and balanced publications (both sides of the story) were routinely employed. Especially when dealing with subjects as truly nation-critical as efforts to unseat a U.S. President . . . regardless of political party.

—William James Moore Parsons, KS 11/14/2019

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“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” —often attributed to American journalist, A.J. Liebling (1904-1963).




Saturday, November 2, 2019

Foreword



“Thank You” for visiting this website.

The information posted and referenced herein strives to be of meaningful support to our U.S. Constitution, Secured Borders, Common-language "English," and Common culture founded on Judeo-Christian values. And, as such, of likewise support to the gift-of-life journey of "all" who are respectful of; now blessed with; or are yet struggling for, the freedom to enjoy, share, protect, and preserve, the inalienable (God-given) rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. A most precious freedom too often taken for granted and abused by our world's more fortunate, while shamefully and inhumanely denied to a countless many.   —William James Moore*


 
(*Administrator of this website; blog/posting author as LibertyGuardianUSA; a self-described politically-independent conservative and social/religious-moderate; and strong opponent of nation-destructive political-correctness.)


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"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

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“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives,” and, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.” 
James Madison (4th U.S. President and a U.S. Founding Father)

Friday, November 1, 2019

But Then . . . Along came a "Serious Threat To The Swamp"


Not actually all that long ago—on this said to be 4.5 billion years young planet—Abraham Lincoln reportedly cautioned that, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” A warning that seems to be more and more unnervingly prophetic, as one considers many of today’s happenings throughout this precious U.S. Constitutional Republic now gifted to the hands of we Americans still above ground.

What at times seems like only yesterday, it was supposed to be a slam-dunk! Starting with 17 candidates, the Republican Party’s brutal and self-devouring primary had ended with one sole survivor, Donald Trump. The Democrat primary, beginning with three candidates, had soon became a race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. With Sanders ultimately endorsing Clinton, as hacked e-mails exposed that top DNC officials had early-on dismissed Sanders as a viable candidate and attempted to undermine and derail his campaign.

Yes, the 2016 presidential election was supposed to be a done deal! Millions had been given and promised a seemingly endless list of “free-stuff” from our trillions of dollars in-debt public treasury. Years of effort had been invested in promoting victimhood, racial/social unrest, and an array of other divide-and-conquer agendas. Political-correctness had been widely entrenched as weapons against truth, fact, reality, free speech, and common sense. So-called mainstream media and entertainment-industry elite had saturated the country with politically biased venom. And, a “Deep State” (liberty-threatening manipulators within the IRS, FBI, and other government agencies, etc.) was firmly established to disrupt and roadblock any serious threat to the “status-quo.”

A predicted certainty by many, our U.S. borders would soon continue to be essentially open to all, providing a growing “voter-base” for some, and endless source of “cheap labor” for others. And, essentially forever secure would be the positions of power and influence, within the self-sustaining partnership between the radical/irresponsible elements of “BOTH” the political-left and political-right—i.e., the entrenched base of irresponsible career politicians, lobbyists, and bureaucrats—the Washington DC “Swamp.”

But then . . . along came “President Trump”! Not chosen from the flawless among us, for none exists; not a self-serving career-aspiring politician committed to straddle-the-fence talk, but an independently-wealthy businessman capable of actually speaking his mind—even at the risk of offending those conditioned to hearing otherwise; a Washington outsider; someone not bought by and obligated to lobbyists and special-interest groups; a president putting U.S. interests above that of other nations, and U.S. citizens’ rights above the welfare of illegal aliens; striving to replace nation-destructive political correctness with plain talk, truth, fact, reality; publicly declaring radical/Islamic terrorists to be “radical/Islamic terrorists”; committed to the seemingly impossible task of “Making America Great Again”; donating his taxpayer-funded salary to charity; a President making it OK again to publicly make reference to “God,” show respect for the U.S. Flag, and to verbally and/or through publicly displayed signage actually express a “Merry Christmas Wish”!

Yes, “President Trump”—a never before encountered “SERIOUS THREAT TO THE SWAMP.” A President with more U.S. preserving accomplishments during his first two years in office than most if not all his predecessors! For example: “The biggest Tax Cut and Reform Bill in America’s history”; “Destruction of the ISIS caliphate”; and a “Historically unmatched booster-shot to U.S. economy”! An economy that has added over “5 Million New Jobs,” including some 467,000 new jobs in the Manufacturing Sector; lifted more than “4.6 Million People Off Food Stamps”; and created the “Lowest Unemployment Rate in Half a Century”! As well as nomination of 2 Supreme Court Judges and 161 Federal Judges. These being but a few of hundreds of crucial nation-saving liberty/freedom-preserving achievements so far. All while swimming upstream against opposition in “BOTH” major political parties; a hostile mainstream news media; an on-going, nation-damaging hissy-fit from election sore-losers; a dysfunctional U.S. Congress; and a “deep state” committed—not to our U.S. Constitution, liberty, and freedom—but to our President’s and country’s failure.

And now we head towards the upcoming November 03, 2020 U.S. General Election. An opportunity to, by way of our votes, try our best to do the right thing for our Country and future generations of Americans. An opportunity also for those among us consumed with ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive aims and fears, to help the aforementioned caution from Abraham Lincoln to one day soon become a most sad, shameful, and liberty-destroying reality.

But what do I know, I’m just an old unapologetic, irredeemable-deplorable who just possibly may have offended someone. And as a result, likely now labeled by the unrelenting, reality-denying, and so-called politically-correct as a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, and other yet to be declared “-ists” and “-phobics” from the radical-left’s ever-growing “divide, conquer, and control” playbook.

                                                            —William James Moore 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Special Request to “PAST” President Barack Hussein Obama. . .AND. . .“PAST” First Lady Michelle Obama



Life entails many indisputable realities, such as: (1.) it is difficult to impossible to eat a bowling ball; (2.) from an on-Earth perspective, the sun comes up in the East; and (3.) the pair of you Obama’s have turned out to be among America’s worst nightmares—one that just keeps on hanging around, as you publicly and behind the scenes continue to spread your nation-dividing, liberty-threatening venom!

About the time you Obama’s were poised to enter the White House to “serve” we-the-people, your combined net-worth was reportedly about $1.3 million. A nest egg that has since reportedly grown to an estimated $40 million to $75 million, depending on the information source.

A net-worth that of course does not yet include a $65 million or so joint book deal you have reportedly signed, nor the actual value of a multi-million dollar Obama-Netflix production deal, which was no doubt aided along by one of Netflix’s new board members, Susan Rice, who “served” as Obama Administration National Security Advisor. You know, the same Susan Rice who took the fall for you, “Past” President Obama, and at-the-time Secretary of State Clinton, by appearing on an array of Sunday talk shows in 2012, as she blatantly lied to we-the-people about the “terrorist massacre” carried out on our U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya (i.e., blaming the deadly attack instead on reaction to an internet video).

And, of course, the not all inclusive rough wealth-estimates mentioned herein do not include the over $200,000 per year ex-president lifetime pension; security services; and other U.S. taxpayer-funded perks you and your family are also recipient of. Overall, according to data collected by Analytics@American, an online business analytics program from American University, you Obama’s could very well amass an estimated $242.5 million or more during your “post-presidency.”

But, now in your “past” White House retirement days, what are you racially-biased nation-dividers doing with your leisure time? Well, we can be assured you are not striving to protect and preserve our Constitutional Republic for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans!

And, you most certainly are not using your communications skills, wealth, or other resources to help the current administration clean-up the anti-America, racially-divided, offended-obsessed, free-stuff demanding, and so-called political-correct, mess left by you and others. For, much to the contrary, you self-serving narcissistic Obama’s are hell-bent to publicly and behind-the-scenes continue spreading the same old nation-destructive agenda through the same old pack of lies and same old divide-and-conquer tools of deception.

You had your eight-year shot at “transforming” our country into the devastating social and economic abyss we are now struggling to recover from. So, please have the decency of heart and mind, and concern for the well-being of present and future generations of Americans, to just zip your lips; go back to your home in the crime-ridden, gun-controlled, city of Chicago. Or to your some $15 million Martha’s Vineyard mansion/estate in California—located next to an ocean you and other so-called “Climate Change” advocates swear will very soon devastatingly flood our country’s east and west coasts. That is, unless enough tax dollars can be collected to take charge of the planet Earth. But, until then, please struggle as you may to bask in the good fortune you accumulated while, and as the result of, your selfless “serving” of we-the-people.

                                                             ---William James Moore

Monday, October 7, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders' "Personal" Healthcare Choices — "A Basis For Justified Puzzlement"?


While openly having utter contempt for Bernie Sanders’ so-called democratic-socialist (more aptly socialist/communist) convictions he publicly supports and strives to contaminate our country with, I nonetheless wish him well in his recovery from his recent heart attack and related implant of two stents.

However, considering Senator Sanders’ incessant and unrelenting criticism of everything that walks, flies, and breathes about our constitutional-republic, and his lofty praise for the healthcare systems of “other developed nations,” etc., . . . I am likely not alone in what seems to be justified puzzlement as to “why” Senator Sanders did not choose (and has still not chosen) to be transported to Canada, or better still to socialist/communist ravaged Cuba or Venezuela, for care and treatment regarding his heart issues?

And, while I and others wrestle with such trivia in the midst of the radical-left’s ongoing search for (or creation of) a way to impeach President Trump, . . . Senator Sanders is likely pondering what his health status might now likely be had he—at the time of his recent heart attack—actually been under and limited to the care of the socialist/communist healthcare systems he so self-servingly strives to impose on we lessor-beings.    —William James Moore

Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Foreign Government Collusion”—Democrats Long Ago Wrote The Play Book!


As with most if not all political organizations worldwide, our U.S. Republican and Democrat Parties share a shameful history of self-serving “dirty tricks.” And, when it comes to “foreign government collusion”—history supports that the Democrats long ago wrote the play book! One that to this date continues to guide an unrelenting, incessant, and nation-destructive Democrat-led effort to now impeach and subsequently prevent President Trump’s re-election in 2020. 

To understand the Democrats' hypocrisy, one must travel back in time to the presidential election of 1984. The economy was booming thanks to Reaganomics, NASA was flying high, and President Ronald Reagan was running for re-election.

Certainly no big fan of Reagan, Senator Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., reportedly recruited the Russians to work against the sitting president. According to widely published reports, Kennedy enlisted the help of the Kremlin in attempting to take down the president. In a May 14, 1983 letter written by Russia’ KGB Director Viktor Chebrikov to then-Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, Chebrikov stated that Kennedy had sent his friend and former Sen. John Tunney, D-Calif., to meet with the Kremlin. During the meeting, Tunney apparently delivered "themes" that Kennedy suggested ought to be used against Reagan in the 1984 election.

The KGB director's letter, which was published in Paul Kengor's 2006 book The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, stated that Kennedy had sympathy for the Soviet Union's positions, particularly on missile defense. In fact, Kennedy suggested that it was Reagan, not the Soviet Union, who was acting as the bully.

Kennedy, according to the letter, offered to help the Soviets deal with Reagan, whom Kennedy perceived as a warmonger. Kennedy would "arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA." In exchange, Kennedy wanted Soviet aid in challenging Reagan's re-election. Kennedy offered to use his influential friends in liberal American media to arrange television interviews for Andropov. This would soften the Soviets' image, Kennedy suggested, and help brand Reagan as reckless and dangerous.

According to the Russian KGB letter, Kennedy went so far as to suggest Soviet leaders ought to do a tour of American television interviews in order to improve Russia's image and gain sympathy for their position against the U.S.

Imagine for a moment if President Trump’s behavior approached that of Ted Kennedy’s.  Heads would spin and explode, and a liberal-biased news media—already engaged in an overwhelming 24/7 anti-Trump blitz—would likely go into hyperventilating self-destructive overdrive!

Ultimately, Democrats failed spectacularly in their attempt to topple Reagan in 1984. Kennedy managed to avoid any real admission of his involvement with the Russians, and he ultimately admitted before his death that Reagan deserved full credit for winning the Cold War.

Nevertheless, and despite being on the wrong side of history in 1984, Democrats continue to use every foreign government collusion tool at their disposal to win elections and to discredit election results they disagree with. For example, as recently as 2016, the now under investigation Democrat party collusion with the top-level Ukrainian government officials to gain opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump.

Even in the 1940s, a high-level Democrat — Henry Wallace, Secretary Commerce and former vice president under President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II — was aggressively working with Russians against U.S. foreign policy.

Thereafter, in 1945, cabinet member Wallace clandestinely met with Anatoly Gorsky, a station chief of the Russian KGB. Now-public intelligence files show that he told the Russian agent he would share secrets about the atomic bomb in order to damage President Harry Truman's foreign policy agenda and to enlist Russia's help for a small group of friends committed to fighting anti-Soviet policies.

Furthermore, Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis, a Yale professor who is known as "the dean of Cold War historians," has reported that Soviet intelligence documents show that Wallace was "regularly reporting to the Kremlin in 1945 and 1946 while he was in the Truman administration."

Saying nothing of course about the more recent “Chinagate”—that is, during President Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign for re-election, several individuals allegedly working at the time on behalf of the Chinese government to influence the presidential election in favor of Clinton.

Of course in keeping with liberal-bias, there was no special prosecutor for Chinagate.  And few in the media followed up on the Kennedy/KGB story when it broke.

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judicial Watch, and concerned others, are investigating another Democrat entanglement of foreign government collusion—regarding the opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, concerning the now-debunked "Trump Dossier" prepared by a former British intelligence official, a firm having done business with former Clinton White House staff, etc., etc., etc.

And, after untold lost hours/days/weeks/months and millions of wasted taxpayers' dollars later . . . the beat goes on! As, the hypocritical finger-pointing and nation-destructive witch hunt continues! By way of Democrat-led, deep state designed, and liberal-media enabled, efforts to send Trump-supporting deplorables a loud, clear, and long-lasting message—“How dare you to ever again entertain the delusional thought of ever sending a duly-elected, patriotic, qualified, capable, and dedicated Washington outsider, such as Donald J. Trump, into the realm of the long-ago established “Washington old boys and girls club,” with the aim of draining the swamp or otherwise interfering with the status-quo”!


Much more fittingly, however, is “how dare they”!


Yes, “how dare they discount for a minute our dedication to taking back our government (our liberty-enabling Constitutional Republic)—and in so doing, preserving our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values"! 
                                                 
                                                            —William James Moore

                                            
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References: The above includes excerpts from: (1.) Washington Examiner reporting titled “Russian dirty tricks? Democrats wrote the playbook on foreign government collusion”—by Jennifer Kerns, July 13, 2017; and (2.) RealClear Politics reporting titled “Collusion? What about Chinagate and Ted Kennedy’s Outreach to the USSR?”—by Larry Elder, July 20, 2017.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Measuring up to the First Amendmemt


The September 14-15, 2019 edition of our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun, included an informative page 4 column titled, “First Amendment not just ‘office hours’ or when convenient.” A reporting in large part drawing attention to public officials in high and low office who, with various intentions, at times strive to shut down vocal opposition. Citing, for example, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 2017 reporting that lawmakers in nearly 20 state legislatures “proposed bills in 2017 that would restrict people’s right to protest.”

The referenced page 4 column also aptly posed that the practice of simply providing ordinary citizens at public meetings with email addresses, or promises to “get back” to them, does not “measure up”—i.e., to our First Amendment protected basic right to speak directly to public officials in public about matters of public interest. A First Amendment freedom that is, as also noted within the column, “inextricably intertwined with a deliberately messy, sometimes inconvenient or tedious, often inefficient, occasionally confrontational and impolitic system of self-government called democracy.”

Unfortunately, in addition to actions of afflicted aspects of government, there will likely long exist many other direct or roundabout ways to silence critics. Such as, educational institutions that choose to be absorbed in "political activism" and the “selective application” of First Amendment rights. As well as, print/visual/sound media that choose to not include, in their publications/broadcasting product, a practical, user-friendly, and otherwise meaningful tool for general public (Public Mind/Opinion) expression of public interest views and concerns. That is, expression of views and concerns not encumbered by so-called political-correctness and other freedom of speech impediments, media-imposed or otherwise.

Hence, for example, in exercising their ownership rights, the local newspapers covering our various communities, as well as other media, must ultimately choose—whether to “measure up” to our First Amendment protected freedoms, or to the functional behavior implied by the following quotation often attributed to A.J. Liebling: “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”

However, the importance of and responsibility for “measuring up” ends not with the above mentioned examples. For, as each of us within the general public and otherwise go about exercising, defending, and demanding our rightful liberties and freedoms, it remains always indisputably crucial that we each do so within considerate and commonsense limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.                                 —William James Moore 09/21/2019.

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Remarks: Above article was submitted to, and subsequently published on Page 4, in Public Mind section, of Weekend, Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, 2019 Edition of our local newspaper, the Parsons Sun.

Friday, August 23, 2019

"U.S. Purchase of Greenland?" - An Idea Sparking Both Ridicule and Praise



Any clear-thinking open-minded critique of President Trump’s recently shared thoughts about considering a future U.S. attempted purchase of Greenland, might benefit from a review of the following snapshots from world history:


Purchase of Alaska: On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered for the last time over Alaska. A few months earlier, the U.S. Senate had ratified Secretary of State Seward’s purchase of the Alaska territory from Russia. America paid $7.2 million for the territory, a price of two cents an acre. 

Reference 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Reference 2: 


The Louisiana Purchase: The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million, or approximately eighteen dollars per square mile. 
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase



Acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines: The Treaty of Paris of 1898 was a treaty signed by Spain and the United States on December 10, 1898, that ended the Spanish–American War. In the treaty, Spain relinquished all claim of sovereignty over and title to Cuba (granting Cuba its independence), and ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States for the sum of $20 million. 


Greenland: Greenland, the world’s largest island, is an autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium.
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland


                                                               ---William James Moore


Thursday, August 8, 2019

"No Shortage of Tragedies & Nation-destructive Blame Games"


The recent mass shootings in Gilroy, CA on July 28, 2019; Dayton, OH on August 4, and El Paso, TX on August 6, join a seemingly ever growing list of mass killings plaguing our nation. These latest unspeakable acts so far reportedly resulting in some 36 deaths and 64 related injuries. Horrific tragedies, each causing indescribable pain and suffering for so many. Abhorrent atrocities that, most shamefully and unconscionably, some choose to use as a means of furthering political agendas and other self-serving aims.

As many of same self-proclaimed uniquely concerned and caring parties often continue to turn a selective blind eye to the indisputable pain and suffering also involved with, for example: the more than 20 U.S. Military Veterans who are reportedly dying by suicide “every day”; the at least 9 Americans who die and 100 injured "every day" in distracted driving crashes, according to National Security Council estimates; and the more than 130 people in the U.S. who, as reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, are dying “every day” after overdosing on opioids; etc.

It is of course most unlikely our ever-changing world will one day experience a shortage of tragedy and wrongfully assigned blame. Nevertheless, there will hopefully always exist an essential nation-saving grasp of life’s many inescapable realities. None the least being that solutions for preventing or otherwise lessening our pain and suffering, regardless of source, will never be found in the divide and control/conquer agendas of our ever-present foreign and domestic enemies.

Nor in emotionally-charged name-calling and baseless accusations driven and enabled by ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counterproductive fear. Nor in failure to appropriately accept and assign personal responsibility for one’s choices and behavior. Nor in refusal to accept that evil exists and when hell-bent to do harm will find a way, in total disregard of laws, restrictive signage, or otherwise prescribed social norms. Nor in continued failure to grasp that irresponsibly dealt with mental health issues include consequences—some proven time and again to be unthinkably horrifying.

IN FURTHER REFERENCE TO AMERICA’S SO-CALLED “MASS SHOOTINGS” . . . it is likely no incidence of trivia that such atrocities have to date been in conspicuous majority carried out by “relatively young males.” Yes, relatively young nature-determined males often unexposed to responsible father figures, and processed through an educational system and other social environments that preach or otherwise tolerate: a gender-neutral society, open-to-anyone restrooms, reliance upon anxiety counselor equipped safe spaces, climate-change doom and gloom propaganda, hopeless victim vs cruel oppressor mindset, political-correctness and other absence from truth ideologies, everyone is owed a certificate attitudes, belief that life is or should be “fair” and that there is actually such a thing as “free stuff,” expected special sensitivity towards those identifying as female—as same so-called craving of sensitivity females often clamor to date or otherwise associate with conspicuously self-absorbed alpha males, . . . and other teachings that are in irresponsible denial and disregard of common sense and the existence and role of testosterone, estrogen, and other nature-established human hormones.

Yes, we can continue down the road of such absurdities, and cap such off with a heavy dose of blatant disregard of the sanctity of life and inattention to mental illness, etc. Yes, we can do so . . . but not without consequences. Some of which most sadly have been, and will likely continue to be, proven time and again to be unthinkably horrifying and excruciatingly life-changing tragedies for countless among us.

                                                        —William James Moore

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Calming Rooms & Safe Spaces


The below Public Mind article was submitted to and published by Parsons, Kansas newspaper, the Parsons Sun (re: page 4, July 13-14, 2019, Weekend Edition).

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The July 10, 2019 edition of the Sun included an informative front-page article titled, “Teacher raises funds for calming room.” A reporting in large part about various teachers in this area seeking donations—“to help them provide students tools for learning everything from technology to self-regulating behaviors when school starts in the fall.” Including, for example, a place within Meadow View School “that the students can access at their request to calm down.” Reportedly, “kind of a chill-out room basically.”

No doubt it is too often overlooked that countless of our nation’s students continue to be blessed in various life-meaningful ways, by teachers who dream of being able to do something special for their students. Dreams that to be truly realized, most often entail special effort, sacrifice, and financial cost.

Also too often disregarded are many of the unsettling reminders of various dangerous paths our society has for too long been treading. None the least, the through ignorance or intent passing-the-buck of responsibility for “raising our children” to our educational institutions and various aspects of government. Including delegated or assumed responsibility for their social and emotional needs, and ability to manage stress, etc.

Present trends suggest that it is likely we will, for some time yet, continue to support or otherwise tolerate pursuit and funding of “Calming Rooms & Safe Spaces” equipped with counselors, soothing tropical beach themes, and pet kittens/puppies, etc., reportedly to help students “de-escalate their emotions and be ready to go back to class ready to learn.”

Hopefully, however, somewhere between kindergarten-age and the early years of so-called adulthood, a nation-saving number of our youth will somewhere and somehow get a survival-essential grasp of reality. Such as, the indisputable and ultimately inescapable fact that: life is not fair; nothing is truly “free”; the right to offend and to be offended are essential elements of our precious U.S. Constitution recognized “freedom of speech”; and, those who are hell-bent to do us harm couldn’t care less about rules, regulations, laws, thou-shall-not signage, or our feelings.

For, it is to our demise that the reins of responsibility for this great nation ever be turned over to a generation ignorant, unconcerned, and inattentive of the origin of our too-often taken for granted and abused liberty and freedom. A precious liberty and freedom not spawned from avoidance of responsibility and a false sense of reality, security, and entitlement. But from a deep grasp of truth, freely-assumed responsibility, great sacrifice, and unrelenting courage.

And, may we responsibly do much more than hope that our nation’s colleges and universities will soon voluntarily, or otherwise, focus more on “educating” and less on “political activism.” And that our valued K-12 administrators and teachers will likewise one day soon be freed up to spend more of their limited time and resources on “teaching”—and less on struggling to compensate for
neglected “parental responsibilities.”
                                                   —William James Moore

Sunday, July 7, 2019

"How To Show You Truly Care!"



To U.S. citizens who:


(1.) Choose not to accept and embrace two realities: (A.) Nothing is truly “free”—someone, somewhere, somehow, at some point, “pays”; and (B.) The U.S. cannot protect, feed, clothe, and provide shelter and medical care, etc., for every real, and falsely claimed to be, disadvantaged human being on the planet Earth; and

(2.) Truly desire and support unsecured U.S. borders, unrestricted immigration, and “catch and release” policies being applied to illegal aliens caught on U.S. soil . . . the following is offered for consideration . . . as another way you can demonstrate how much you truly care:

“ILLEGAL ALIEN CUSTODIAN/GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM”: If you truly put the welfare of illegal aliens above that of your fellow U.S. citizens, then please unrelentingly pressure your representatives in the House and Senate to timely establish a volunteer “Illegal Alien Custodian/Guardianship Program” that will help you put “your” time, money, and other personal resources where your heart and mouth are.

For example, a federal government administrated program whereby, through a user-friendly government website, you can register and apply for an official “Illegal Alien Custodian/Guardianship” role. Whereby, after appropriate vetting and acceptance, you can be assigned, for example, five appropriately vetted illegal aliens from our existing “catch and release” immigration policy. Five individuals who, as their designated custodian/guardian, you will be totally responsible—at your personal expense—for their housing, clothing, food, education, medical care, entertainment, and other humanitarian needs, as well as accountability for their physical location, general conduct, and availability for government monitoring, etc.

A responsibility that will continue lawfully and uninterrupted until the illegal aliens assigned to you have within applicable U.S. Government designated time frames, either become: (1.) English speaking, English using, U.S. culture-assimilating, self-supporting, law-abiding, legal U.S. citizens; or, (2.) lawfully deported from U.S. soil.

However, should you choose not to have, support, and personally participate in an “Illegal Alien Custodian/Guardianship Program” such as described above, then it should reasonably be assumed that you are among those who recognize their patriotic duty to constructively support responsible U.S. immigration policies. Policies designed to secure our U.S. borders, mandate merit-based immigration, and eliminate “catch and release” and other nation-threatening or otherwise irresponsible handling of illegal aliens.

Policies that address long-available fixes such as roughly summarized in the following “Eleven Point Plan”:

(1.) Accept and embrace two realities: (A.) Nothing is truly “free”—someone, somewhere, somehow, at some point, “pays”; and (B.) The U.S. cannot protect, feed, clothe, and provide shelter and medical care, etc., for every real, and falsely claimed to be, disadvantaged human being on the planet Earth.

(2.) U.S. Congress fund, and President Trump’s Administration oversee the priority building of a permanent and truly functional security wall (barrier) across our country’s southern border.

(3.) Guard our country’s borders, and enforce U.S. immigration control laws, with as-needed Border Security and Military support, equipped with state of the art security technology.

(4.) U.S. Congress pass, and Federal and State executive branches of government enforce, a truly merit-based immigration policy, that as a minimum mandates that accepted immigrants be self-supporting (not reliant upon the public treasury); English-speaking and English-users; U.S. culture-assimilating, persons.

(5.) Cease U.S. foreign aid to any country that abuses its citizens’ inalienable rights and drives or otherwise encourages them to seek refuge in the U.S.

(6.) Prosecute to fullest extent of U.S. and International Law, George Soros and others who organize, support, or otherwise enable invasions upon U.S. borders, or otherwise illegal entry into our country.

(7.) Outlaw and de-fund so-called “sanctuary cities” throughout the U.S.

(8.) Physically deport all illegal aliens, including any/all non-U.S. citizens who enter the U.S. through other than U.S. established official Ports of Entry.

(9.) Prosecute to fullest extent of U.S. Law, any and all U.S. businesses that hire illegal aliens.

(10.) Pass and enforce federal and state laws mandating that only U.S. citizens can participate in U.S. elections, and that access to voting privilege include photo I.D. and other state of the art background verification technology.

(11.) U.S. citizens restrict from office, and/or vote out of office, any politician failing to truly embrace “(1.) Through (10.)” above.

                                               --- William James Moore

Thursday, June 13, 2019

"A Train Wreck In Process" --- Grasping Some Unsettling Political Realities


This acknowledged to be a painfully-lengthy post relates to one of life’s many certainties. The indisputable fact that once a train wreck is in process, little if anything can be done to hinder its progression or prevent the consequences of its destined conclusion.

Naturally, we all have our respective reasons for using Facebook and other social media technology. As a result, our degree of satisfaction or dissatisfaction therefrom likewise varies.

Personally, and being more inclined to “reclusive” tendencies than “social-animal” leanings, to date my use of Facebook and other media has been primarily to express and otherwise support politically-conservative views. More specifically, views involving concerns and opinions about what I and likeminded others see as a liberty and freedom destroying path our nation has for years been on. One primarily charted by the radical-left and accommodated by likewise shameful factions within the political-right.

A truly nation-destructive path funded, designed, built, and otherwise enabled by a self-serving U.S. Congress; politically-biased activists posing as news media; an anti-America “deep state” of unelected career government bureaucrats; various anti-America/anti-U.S. Constitution billionaires and other financial resources; and an increasing number of legal and illegal U.S. voters consumed with ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fear.

And, while in no way suggesting that my relatively limited experience has been in any manner unique, my acknowledged “primary use” of Facebook and other media has rendered an unsettling reminder of some long-ago recognized realities. Such as:

(1.) UNCHANGEABLE MINDS: Not unlike many endured from the political-left . . . politically-conservative views expressed by me and likeminded others have in turn demonstrated the capacity to at times irritate, offend, and/or emotionally piss-off some with views to the contrary.

And, with similar certainty, history seems to strongly attest that it is extremely unlikely that “neither” the proponents of strongly held liberal ideology, or strongly held conservative views, will ever have the means to constructively change the mindset of their ideological opposites. Including the attitudes and behaviors of those who—through ignorance or intent—are hell bent on destroying our precious Constitutional Republic. Through, for example, unrelenting attacks on, and otherwise disrespect of, our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values.

(2.) THE ADVANTAGE OF UNMATCHABLE FUNDING: The 32nd annual Forbes list of the world’s billionaires reportedly included some 2,208 individuals with an average net worth of $4.0 billion . . . representing a sum total wealth of $9.1 trillion. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos heading the 2019 list with a net worth of $153.2 billion. Fortunately, all of these individuals do not likely have or embrace anti-American, Anti-U.S. Constitution, and otherwise radical-political left leanings.

However, “those who do” clearly have unlimited resources to fund virtually indefinitely their destructive aims and ambitions—even beyond their inescapably limited lifespan. For example: anti-America/anti-U.S. Constitution billionaire George Soros; anti-Second Amendment Michael Bloomberg; Anti-politically unbiased news media Jeff Bezos; and likeminded others.

(3.) THE CAT HAS (SO TO SPEAK) LONG AGO BEEN RELEASED FROM THE BAG: Years of open-border policies, driven by the lust for cheap labor, votes, and politically-engineered demographics, have already un-repairably planted the seeds of “transformation” throughout America. By loading our country with countless millions of people who have no intentions of ever assimilating American culture. People who will ultimately contaminate the U.S. with the failed cultures from wince they fled or otherwise came. Along with growing number who openly or covertly chant and pursue “death to America.”

Furthermore, years of failure to successfully confront radical-left agendas have also resulted in our schools, colleges, and universities being loaded with educators and administrators entrenched in radical-left ideology. Education institutions, many of which have morphed into political-activist institutions, that have in turn graduated several generations of youth indoctrinated with a radically-liberal nation-destructive mindset. Generations grossly ignorant of America’s history and the origin of the liberty and freedom now being abused and taken for granted by an ever-growing many.

All while a dysfunctional U.S. Congress has been over the years deeply entrenched with more and more self-serving career politicians from all political parties . . . focused not on the long-term survival of our Constitutional Republic, but on short-term personal greed and political survival.

And to our growing demise that we ever overlook . . . a politically-liberal biased Internet/Social Media Industry (e.g., Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) equipped with sophisticated algorithms progressively unleased to censor politically-conservative speech and otherwise advance the respective industry’s politically-biased agendas.

(4.) LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Given the indisputable nature of “(1.), (2.), and (3.)” above, it ranks among the epitomes of absurdity and vanity to entertain any serious thought, that any aspect of my particular social media growling has the capacity to influence the nation-destructive radically-liberal engineered political train-wreck “already in motion.”

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In closing, and beyond this painfully-lengthy and less than uplifting posting included on Facebook this date of 06/13/2019, it seems I should hereafter strive to do something more meaningful. Something in lieu of cluttering social media with relatively ineffective politically-based growling on my part. And something beyond feeding the illusive agenda-driven jaws of Facebook’s politically-biased censoring algorithms.

Something that just possibly might at least contribute to, or otherwise encourage preparation for, dealing with the ultimate consequences of the nation-destructive liberty and freedom threatening political train-wreck indisputably already in process.

Something such as, hereafter limiting my political focus to a personal best shot effort to always vote for those who are, to the best of one’s awareness, strongly committed to our U.S. Constitution, secured borders, merit-based immigration laws/policies, common-language English, anti-political correctness, anti-gender neutrality, common-sense understanding of the Earth’s billions of years ever-changing climate, and a common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values, etc.

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And, should hereafter beyond this posting I by chance be overcome with the inescapable urge to render another painfully-lengthy political view—one that humankind should obviously not be spared of (smile)—such unsolicited views will likely be limited to posting within the below identified website.

A Google-based site vainly maintained by the undersigned. At a location that of course very likely also includes sufficient conservative-censoring algorithms and other safe-guards against any/all Google-defined offensive speech. One ensuring adequate protection for the sensitive eyes and ears of the radical-left and likeminded others, committed to the destruction of our too often abused and taken for granted inalienable (God-given) rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.    —William James Moore

https://threats-to-our-liberty-and-survival.blogspot.com   

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"A Nation-Destructive Illegal-Alien Invasion"---Enabled by a Dysfunctional U.S. Congress


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the “combined total population” of—for example—Chetopa, KS, Oswego, KS; Parsons, KS; Pittsburg, KS; Independence, KS; and Joplin, MO, was “93,320.”  That’s 93,320 people in need of food, clothing, housing, electrical power, water/sewer/sanitation services, hospitals, medicines, transportation, roads, bridges, schools, police/fire protection, communications devices/services, etc.—none of which are provided or paid-for by the “tooth fairy.”

According to recent Judicial Watch reporting, during the month of March 2019 at least 92,607 aliens were apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. illegally along our southern border—the biggest monthly total in twelve years. During the prior month of February, the apprehensions reportedly totaled some 76,000.

Nation-destructive monthly invasions that roughly equate to the “combined total population” of—for example—the six U.S. communities identified above.

Invasions that represent additional demand for limited resources and other ever-growing costs. And, of course, these truly alarming numbers do not address the ongoing invasion of the countless who routinely escape apprehension, or the “estimated” 11 million illegal aliens already spread throughout the U.S.  Illegal aliens many of whom are collecting an array of taxpayer-funded benefits exceeding that available to many U.S. citizens (i.e., many of the "legal" occupants of this already dangerously indebt great nation).

From a nationwide perspective, the yearly cost associated with illegal aliens is reportedly at least $100 billion and growing, including some $20 billion involving medical services. Again, none of which is provided or paid-for by the “tooth fairy.”

Just “another something” to keep in mind when stepping into the voting booth in our nation’s local, state, and federal elections.

As a grossly-dysfunctional and despicably-irresponsible U.S. Congress keeps road-blocking critically-needed support of President Trump’s February 15, 2019 declared National Emergency, concerning the long-standing and ever-growing illegal-alien invasion crisis at our Southern Border. A U.S. Congress enabled crisis that keeps chip-chip-chipping-away at our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values.                                                                                        —William James Moore

Monday, June 3, 2019

"Here We Go Again"---Disarm The Law-Abiding!


In spite of “murder being against U.S. law”—and since murderers don’t give a damn about “Gun Free Zone” signs and other “thou shall not do’s” . . . starting around 4 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, a long-time engineer with the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, armed with a handgun, killed some 12 people and seriously injured at least four others at the city’s scenic Municipal Center. A massacre that continued on and on throughout the multi-story facility of hundreds of employees and other personnel. Until the murderer was himself killed by arriving police personnel using—yes, you guessed it—another “gun.

And, as a result, “here we go again”! Many fanatically focusing on “the motive—when, if it ever becomes known, such will not change the horrific reality of the dead, injured, and other lives forever impacted. As the radical-left and other anti-gun proponents also strive to use this latest such tragedy on U.S. soil in their unrelenting efforts to “disarm law-abiding U.S. citizens”—as many of the strongest anti-gun advocates among them enjoy the luxury of gated communities, barrier walls around their homes, and/or armed security guards.

Yes, “here we go again! Leaving our schools, workplaces, public facilities, etc., protected by false hopes of “Gun Free Zone” signs and other meaningless “feel good” solutions. Measures that defy basic reason and common sense, and leave law-abiding children and adults throughout our nation defenseless against those hell-bent to inflict death, pain, and other suffering. When, for example, only a few armed “Concealed Carry” individuals within the Virginia Beach Municipal Center might well have ended this tragedy much, much sooner—or at least given someone there the chance to try, the chance to defend themselves and others.

But, now back to our "feel good" soluti
ons, backed-up by laws, ordinances, warning signs, etc.—which of course mean nothing but “an opportunity” to those among us with evil intent.

And likewise, “here I go again”! Trying hard to convince myself that how I feel about such things really matters and that this posting will in some way make a difference. When in reality, such more likely amounting to little more than just another futile attempt to satisfy the cravings of an overabundance of ego and vanity—an at times fool hearted but none the less survival-based behavior likely shared by a few others.                                             —William James Moore 

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Right To "Offend" and "Be Offended"


As a part of a notable presentation I once had the opportunity to attend, one of the principal speakers openly-acknowledged still having—as he with tongue-in-cheek put it—a “few” unresolved personal imperfections. Such as:

(1.) “Having a down deep preference of not ever being made aware of disagreements with his views, opinions, and perspectives—regardless of any image of open-minded tolerance he may portray”; 

(2.) “Having a strong craving to have ‘his’ way in most matters—in spite of any uniquely-obliging image he may convey.”

In this self-deprecating manner, the speaker was of course drawing attention to some aspects of human nature not at all unique to him. Attention to some shared attitudes and behaviors that most if not all of us, at one time or another, fail to duly consider—as a result of our ignorance, oversight, or intent. Especially, for example, when using Internet-facilitated social media to share our hopes and concerns and/or to comment about that shared by others.

Yes, in spite of social media’s illusive safe-space buffer and ever-growing political-correctness algorithms, etc., even this “modern day communications experience” is not immune to providing us with, in not always necessarily gentle and subtle ways, some human nature reality checks. None the least, regarding the limitations and consequences of even our most admirably intended communications. For example

(1.) Presenting an argument or opinion to people who already agree with it is actually, as they say, “Preaching to the Choir”; 

(2.) For some among us to accept facts, logic, common-sense, and historically-founded experience and wisdom, etc., seems to be a futile or otherwise impossible activity best described by the adage, “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig”; 

(3.) Before undertaking the impossible task of having truly meaningful communications with those combatively opposed to entertaining any view other than that of their own, all would be well-advised to heed the caution flagged by another old saying, “Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty and the pig likes it”; 

(4.) Sharing firmly-held hopes, beliefs, and concerns with others, via social media or otherwise, inescapably entails certain risks and a mix of potential double-edged sword outcomes. None the least being—"relationships that as a result are either sustained, improved, strained, or irreparably-damaged, etc."

Therefore, at times some might reasonably consider it best for all concerned to just keep one’s self our hopes and concerns and views about that of others. Especially regarding deeply engrained and often emotionally-charged attitudes regarding politics, religion, etc.

Yes, that might seem so—until, that is, one considers the heavy (often ultimate) past and present price paid by so many to protect and preserve the “liberty to speak freely” (while not infringing upon the equal rights of others). Our right to offend and be offended; our right to agree and be disagreed with; our right to at times have our way and at times accommodate that of others. 

A take-away from all this chatter seems to be—and as evidenced by Amendment #1 of our U.S. Bill of Rights (first ten Amendments to U.S. Constitution)—America’s founders clearly understood, through wisdom and personal experience with tyranny, that it is to our peril should we ever fail to grasp that “freedom of speech” is high among the indisputably-essential foundation blocks of our inalienable (God-given) rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. 

The “right to offend” cannot exist where the “right to be offended” does not. 

                                                           —William James Moore 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

"How to Gain & Keep a Seat in U.S. Congress"---A "Free" and "Historically-Proven" Five-Step Plan



“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
                                                                    —Groucho Marx

“If there is ever a fascist takeover in America, it will come not in the form of storm troopers kicking down doors but with lawyers and social workers saying, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”                                                                              —Jonah Goldberg

“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” 
                                                                       —Ronald Reagan

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Having never personally sought or held a job in “politics,” this historically-proven-successful plan was derived from wisdom gained from the “University of Life” . . . while personally observing, helping to pay for, and living with the results of, politicians in conflict with the intent of our country’s Founders. More specifically, politicians who turn “serving the people” into a “life-time career” of seeking and partaking of an array of self-serving special privileges and other personal benefits.

And now being in my senior years and otherwise ill-equipped to productively pursue its use, this most valued and sought-after plan is herein offered to the general public, “free-of-charge” [subject only to basic commonsense conditions specified later herein].



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STEP #1 — “Perfect Location”: Legally or otherwise, be born in, move to, or otherwise establish citizenship in, a most unique constitutional republic. One providing unequaled liberty and freedom. The worldwide-envy of countless less fortunate others. In the first and yet only nation governed by a unique constitution that establishes a separation of powers through three separate but equal branches of government: An Executive Branch (headed by the president), a Legislative Branch (headed by Congress, which includes a House of Representatives and a Senate), and a Judicial Branch (headed by a Supreme Court). A government of checks and balances—with each branch having its own responsibilities to uphold the constitution, work with the other branches of government, and to protect the liberty/freedom of each citizen. In a nation where sovereignty (supreme power and authority) rests with its citizens. In—the best hope for humankind—a nation established by wise, insightful, and courageous, framers who worked hard to avoid the risk of dictatorship or tyranny. A most precious republic resulting from human needs and sacrifices—all too often disregarded due to innocent ignorance or intentional agenda. In other words—in the “United States of America,” the only place on Earth that satisfies these long-standing and much sought after human needs and expectations.

STEP #2 — “Unrelenting Persistence”: Never hesitate to do “whatever it takes” to get elected to the political office you seek. You will get a lot of help. Largely from voters absorbed with ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fear—especially concerning their country’s national and international best-interests. And from those who, “in consideration for” their votes and otherwise support, expect in kind special favors from your position of power and influence. Always remember that constant diversion and distraction from the real issues can also be a valuable aid to your success.

STEP #3 — “Properly Prioritized Objectives”: Once elected, your first and foremost aim must always be keeping your job and maintaining and expanding any power it provides you. Important even above the oath you have taken to uphold your constitutional role. And, while “serving the people,” always make sure that your salary, healthcare, retirement, and overall benefit package far exceed that of your average constituent and private sector counterparts.   Special Focus: If you have any anti-America leanings, and/or originate from, or otherwise hold the ideology of, a socialist, communist, or otherwise failed and/or liberty-depriving nation, make sure you unrelentingly use your political campaign and ultimate seat in the U.S. congress to impose the destructive aspects of such background on America.

STEP #4 — “Skillful Delegating”: Should you ever be forced to actually deal with any of your respective constitutional duties, make sure that you readily delegate those tasks to one or more of the existing hundreds of government-funded agencies, departments, bureaus, or commissions. More preferably—create a “new” one that duplicates one or more of the untold hundreds of tax-payer burdens already in place. In doing so, the VA, IRS, EPA, CFPB, USDHS, NSA, DNI, NRLB, BLA, NRC, and OSHA, are but a few of the countless existing models to consider. But, in any case, make sure that the functions you delegate your responsibilities to have union representation, and without fail also provide their government employees with salaries, bonuses, healthcare, retirement, and other benefits that exceed that of their private sector counterparts.

It is also important that you entrust your passed-on responsibilities to folks who—similar to your circumstances—also have job security, bonuses, and an overall benefit package, duly protected from any efforts by “the voters” to control the cost of government. As well as protection from any attempt to hold anyone accountable for waste, fraud, abuse of power or for basic unsatisfactory job performance. Recent scandals involving the FBI, CIA, VA, IRS, NSA, and BLA, etc., can serve as good role models. If supporting funds run short for these or other agencies, bureaus, departments, and commissions—make certain to readily increase taxes as required to at least maintain the status-quo. As well as cover any cost-of-living increases, etc.

Once you get your political agenda implanted in one or more of these functions you are pretty much home free. Because these bureaucracies are headed up by and staffed with people not elected by or realistically accountable to “the people.” But, ever so important also, is to never forget to remind the government bureaucracies which you create and/or perpetuate, just how important it is that they remember to whom they owe their existence and longevity. That, being to you, of course.

STEP #5 — "Accepting Responsibility": Last but not least and regardless of political affiliation—NEVER accept responsibility for anything. Make sure you blame any and all shortfalls on the other party, the previous administration, or someone else. Or, if need be, to an act of God, or a “computer glitch.” Keep in mind that in selected cases a politically biased and agenda driven news media can also be very, very supportive of such efforts. As can an electorate consumed with ignorance, apathy, complacency, greed, fear, class warfare, social-media frenzy, or other distractions and diversions. And relax—after your time of “serving the people” has passed, you will very likely be able to get by and make ends meet through the various opportunities that await you—as a lobbyist, political advisor, author, guest speaker, corporate board member, talk show guest/host, government appointee, or maybe your own Reality TV Show—to list but a few struggling opportunities.



BASIC COMMONSENSE CONDITIONS: Any/all users of above Five-Step Plan must without reservation accept, agree, and ensure that the plan offeror/originator, William James Moore, will be recipient of untraceable life-time political favors commensurate with each respective user’s level of success achieved as a result thereof. And that, in accordance with political custom, such favors and their source will be categorically denied to exist—that is, until being of benefit to the plan offeror/originator to do otherwise. Furthermore, those who fail to grasp the intended jest, cynicism, and satire of this offer and these said conditions, may well find that the herein plan and other aspects of this posting are not compatible with their respective career aspirations, sense of political humor, and/or other concept of reality.


CAUTIONARY NOTES AND ENCOURAGING ACKNOWLEGMENTS: The above “Five Step Plan” will not appeal to everyone. Fortunately, there still exists truly good, honest, hardworking, competent, informed, responsible, and self-sacrificing citizens. Within the young and old; rich and poor; and in between. Patriotic politicians, media personnel, and folks from all other walks of life. Those who are positive contributors to society and truly have our country’s best interests in mind. Such persons will be much too busy trying to do the right thing, to have anything other than justified contempt for the above Five Step Plan and those who pursue it or similar behavior. And, it is to our U.S. citizens’ shame and misfortune that such scarce, deserving, and often publicly scorned folks, are not more often recipient of our unrelenting support and appreciation.
                                                                  ---William James Moore

                                              
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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” —Plato

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”—Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”  —Milton Friedman

“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”                                                        
                  —Theodore Roosevelt


“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”
                                                                  —Margaret Thatcher






Friday, May 17, 2019

"Preaching To The Choir" and "Wrestling With Pigs"


It is of course far from a news-flash that millions of Americans share a deep concern about the continuing chip, chip, chipping-away at our nation’s “crucial foundation blocks” — our U.S. Constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture founded on Judeo-Christian values. By an array of very real and ever-spreading threats to our liberty and freedom, some of which are noted at the end of this posting.

Millions of us likewise share an unrelenting craving for ways and means to somehow meaningfully contribute to a successful struggle against such threats. To in some way help ensure that we pass on to our nation’s children, grandchildren, and future generations of Americans, the nature of precious liberty and freedom earlier availed to us for our responsible handling. 

As a seemingly growing number of us have at times included, and continue to include, Social Media among our ways of expressing our related hopes and concerns. 

Social media—a “communications experience” that continues to offer millions of us reminders of mixed intent about some of life’s often overlooked realities. Such as:

(1.) Presenting an argument or opinion to people who already agree with it is, as they say, “Preaching to the Choir”;

(2.) Attempting to share facts, logic, common-sense, and historically-founded experience and wisdom, etc., with those of a closed-mind, is a futile or otherwise impossible activity best described by the adage, “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig”;

(3.) And, before undertaking the impossible task of meaningfully-communicating with those hell-bent to blatantly defy facts, logic, common-sense, and historically-founded experience and wisdom, etc., one should well heed the caution flagged by another old saying, “Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty and the pig likes it.”

Therefore, in the face of the above realities, it would seem that regardless of how positively (or negatively) intended, much of any efforts to influence the thinking of others likely falls in the sack of “exercises in utter futility.” Especially when it comes to matters regarding deeply ingrained attitudes regarding politics, religion, etc.

However, and as evidenced by the ever growing efforts to intimidate, shout-down, and otherwise muzzle any “freedom of speech” other than that defined and expressed by the radical political-left, . . . it is indisputably clear and crucial that “liberty and freedom” defending voices also continue to be heard throughout America and elsewhere. Even if doing so, risks (so-to-speak) “preaching to the choir”; “getting soiled while wrestling with pigs”; and “enduring the frustration of never being able to teach pigs to sing.”

And, for myself and others who can benefit from a crucial memory-jog regarding “why put forth the effort” summarized below are some randomly-listed examples of the wide-spreading threats facing present and future generations of Americans. Individually and collectively entailing a most daunting challenge that one day will fall upon the shoulders of our now nation’s youth. Many of whom have been conditioned to believe that “life is (or should be) fair.” And consumed with the delusion that there actually exists something that is “free” (not ultimately paid by someone)—including our too often abused and taken-for-granted “liberty and freedom.”

[“A Not All-inclusive Reminder List” of Threats to Our Liberty, Freedom, and Ultimate Survival: Socialism; communism; radical/militant Islam; Sharia law; a growing and unsustainable $22 trillion National Debt; a dysfunctional and self-perpetuating U.S. Congress; entrenched politically-biased “deep state” of unelected government bureaucrats; politically-biased news media; efforts to disarm law-abiding citizens; uncontrolled U.S. borders; lack of merit-based immigration policy; racism propaganda and other divide-and-conquer agendas; politically-liberal biased administrations embedded throughout much of our schools, colleges, and universities; efforts to silence any “freedom of speech” other than that of the radical political-left; political correctness (denial of truth, fact, reality); uncontrolled voter-registration and illegal-balloting; and a self-destructive base of non-participating legal U.S. voters, as well as active voters consumed with ignorance, apathy, complacency, denial, greed, and counter-productive fears.]     —William James Moore 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Confronting Self-Inflicted "BS"


When associated with human behavior, the transitive verb “bullshitting” (or possibly more gentle, softer, less-offensive abbreviation—“BS”) is commonly associated with that which is nonsense, misleading, deceptive, etc.

Now, in all honesty, if I were ever so inclined to search long and hard enough, there is a trace of possibility that I just might stumble upon something I know very little about (smile). However, not at all so when it comes to “bullshitting”—for therein rests an area I know more than just a bit about.

Throughout my life (as a child, teenager, and so-called adult), self-inflicted “BS” has often been used to self-explain or otherwise excuse why various aims and opportunities were and remain beyond realization by the likes of me. When reality might have been, or might yet be, much otherwise—given more confident thinking and an enhanced level of effort on my part.

Then, there was that self-inflicted “prior to” marriage “BS.” Which, for example, held that when once married I would never make the mistakes experienced by my parents and countless other married couples. This of course being a grossly-na├»ve view on my part, and long-ago disproved by a continuing history of personal shortfalls, many once believed beyond any consideration by the once self-perceived me.

Followed of course by a massive dose of self-inflicted “prior to” parenthood “BS.” Which likewise held that if I ever were a dad I would never be guilty of the child-rearing mistakes experienced by my parents and countless others. This of course being yet another long-ago unachieved aim—more aptly a not met crucial responsibility—contributed to in no small measure by many painfully-regretful failings on my part.

And now—in the rapidly-diminishing years of my too-often taken for granted gift-of-life journey; as our U.S. constitution, borders, common-language English, and common-culture based on Judeo-Christian values, etc., are being threatened and destroyed before our eyes—I continue to “BS” myself. This time with the lofty notion that somehow I (or anyone) can make a difference; that somehow I (or anyone) can help salvage for ourselves, and preserve for our children and grandchildren, the precious liberty and freedom being threatened by an ever growing number and nature of present and ancient-rooted evils.

Nevertheless, each time the feelings of hopelessness reach the “throw-in-the-towel” (so to speak) tipping point, a sobering thought comes to mind. That being, if they were given the opportunity to ponder—those who have already lost or have never experienced liberty and freedom, would likely consider it to be grossly-irresponsible and self-destructive “BS” to not at least try! Yes, using whatever ways and means one has available, at least try to not let the forces of evil deny the inalienable (God-given) rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

And of course ranking high on the “BS” list would be any thinking that the experiences and concerns expressed above are somehow unique to, and alone shared by, the likes of me. 

                                                      
                                                           —William James Moore  

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“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” —Helen Keller (1880-1968), American author, political activist and lecturer, and first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.


“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
―Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), 16th U.S. President.


“To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.” —Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th U.S. President


“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” —Eliezer Wiesel (1928-2016), Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, Holocaust survivor.

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” —Eliezer Wiesel (1928-2016), Romanian-born American Jewish writer; professor.


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), American Baptist minister; 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient; First President of Southern Christian Leadership Conference; activist; most visible spokesperson and leader in civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968.