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The groomed politician is ruining America

If you want to fully understand the total mess in Washington-follow local politics…..because this is where it all starts. To say that it’s “like” high-school, would be a huge understatement- it is high school….except there’s a helluva lot more ego involved! The ‘cool’ group that has been in play since Reagan left office in the Republican Party-is known as The Establishment. They decide who represents them on a local, state and national level. To get in the cool group there are a series of things you must do: show up at every local event and be seen, give money to the party, and most importantly suck up to the “behind the scene’s players”….these are the guys that essentially pick who they want as a candidate. I am sorry to inform you if you thought that YOU pick….no….no you don’t…….the “behind the scenes” players pick….then they parade their candidate around as the ‘chosen’ one. The “behind the scenes player’s” convince you that this is the ONLY guy that has a shot at winning in a General election. This is the ONLY guy that can raise the funds needed…..so you think the guy knighted by the Establishment is your only option and you vote for him or her….and they begin to work their way up the political career ladder.

The ‘chosen’ ones are puppets on strings. They do what they are told, when they are told! They talk how they are told to talk, and they vote how they are supposed to vote. The Establishment, as I have written about in previous blogs, has hijacked the Republican Party. They are not proponents of small government and they do not tout individual rights…..they are swayed by lobbyists and big corporations, and care little for your every day average American citizen. They essentially are Democrats from 30 years ago that vote “pro-life” but have done NOTHING to further the pro-life movement.

Am I totally disheartened by this-yes! Am I frustrated that the Republican Party has been infiltrated by a system that was never intended to exist-yes! Imagine if our founding Father’s saw this ‘career politician’ ideology in play!? It was NEVER ever meant to be a career! Being a public servant was never supposed to be a career. From an outside perspective it looks virtually impossible to change the system, right? I mean…..if you don’t play by the rules-that are really a load of crap-the cool group won’t let you in…..

But you see…..I thought it was hopeless, until someone stepped into the ring that is not playing by the rules at all. Let’s be clear…..if Donald Trump had not stepped into the ring-the Establishment would have presented us with Jeb Bush. He would have been the one we HAD to pick, because he could raise the money. If the Establishment noticed that Jeb wasn’t resonating with us, they would have pulled up Rubio or Walker as our other options. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Rand Paul (my favorites) ….would HAVE NEVER been dubbed as the “chosen” ones because they are anti-establishment. They don’t play the games….but you often have to play the game to win or at least to get recognition….uhhhh which makes the whole thing nauseating right?

So Trump stepped in….taking all control away from the Establishment. This is not an endorsement of Trump….this is just an observation that infiltrating the system of “career” politician and bucking the protocol CAN be done. The ONLY way to change the horrendous ‘boys club click’ that it has become- is to watch Trump and others that have beat out the ‘chosen one’ who was backed by the Establishment. It has been done…it can be done. We watched Dave Brat do it when he was up against Eric Cantor.  While many career politicians pander to the Establishment……I say, go back to how we were originally intended to be. Resonate WITH the people. Be real. Talk TO the people not at them-because you are one of them.

Trump’s playbook is worth a read….

The only way to stop the groomed politician -who is inherently a slave to the greater powers at play-is to expose the system and refuse to partake in it.

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The Trump Phenomenon

-Egotistical

-Arrogant

-Says what many people are thinking…..but NO one dares to say

-a flip flopper on issues

-A Businessman

-a Democrat

-a Republican

-an Independent

-and now a Republican again

-Politically INCORRECT

BUT HE CAN’T BE BOUGHT!

You can call it what you like…..but I call it the “Trump Phenomenon.”

Just what is the deal with Donald Trump…..and why do so many still not get it?

When most political careers would be ‘done for’ -if they had said some of the things Trump has, Trump continues to rise in the polls and gain popularity….

But why?

Well….let me attempt to explain……

For the last 6.5 years the American people have been told to shut the hell up! Our voices have been silenced.

We have been told what to think and how to think.

We have been told what to say and what not to say.

We have been told that out Religious beliefs are no longer “allowed” in society.

We have been told that racism & bigotry continue to divide us but NO talk at all on what UNITES us.

We have been told what our children can and cannot eat when at school.

We have been told what schools our children can attend.

We have been told what we are and are not allowed to use when it comes to defending ourselves from harm.

We have been told we must buy healthcare and if we don’t-we are penalized.

We have been told we are not allowed to use the Doctor we wish to.

We have been told that our mere existence is ruining the planet and Polar Bears are dying because we are living.

We have been told not to be proud to be American…..but instead to apologize for it.

We have been told NOT to call those who are daily persecuting, raping, selling and killing Christians in the Middle East what they ARE =Radical Islamic extremists.

We have been told that giving 150 Billion dollars to those who chant “Death to America” is a “good deal.”

We have been told false numbers on unemployment…..when there are currently 93 million Americans out of work.

We have been told: ‘hope and change’ -while 50 million Americans are currently living in poverty.

We have been told that our borders are secure, but there are 11.3 million illegal immigrants now living in the US.

We have been told that Benghazi happened and four Americans died because of a “youtube” video…..

We have been told….

We have been told….

We have been told….

The majority has sat in silence and the few that have spoken have done so in a whisper…

Conservatives thought change would occur when a Republican majority was had in both the House and Senate in the 2014 Elections…..but the silence continued…..

As Americans watched legislation being passed in Congress benefiting only the lobbyists and big corporations -because politicians have become merely puppets on strings…..Someone spoke up.

Someone stepped forward who doesn’t know how to whisper and that CANNOT be “told” and won’t be “told.”

Trump has said some outlandish things, He has said some totally offensive things, He has said some things I totally disagree with….but his brutal unfiltered honesty was a welcomed relief felt by millions of Americans.

Trump doesn’t have to say what you want him to say, because he doesn’t need your money.

Unlike all other politicians he does not need to pander- the media can’t buy him, lobbyists can’t buy him, big corporations can’t buy him.

For years, we have been told what we “want” to hear in order to get our vote…..but what we “want” to hear and the “truth” are often not the same, but you see-truth….sets you free.

It is truth that allows for true change.

If you continue to cover a wound, and never really look inside it and clean it out-healing can’t take place. The process can be painful, uncomfortable….but the end result brings a cure.

I believe that the Trump Phenomenon exists because people want the brutal honest truth.

Perhaps other candidates I like, might catch on to why Trump is resonating….

And whether the “Trump Phenomenon” continues….

only time will tell……

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SHUT IT DOWN!

The other night I rolled over in bed to turn on my 3 year old son’s video monitor, just to check him before I fell asleep. I didn’t see him when I turned it on…but then I looked more closely as my eyes adjusted……and I saw his arm. He must have been far over on one side of his bed so only his little arm was showing. As I stared at his arm….I had tears come to my eyes….because earlier that day, I saw an arm in the same shape and position as my sons, being pushed around a petri dish in Planned Parenthood’s 3rd video that had been released.

While the majority of American’s mourned the death of Cecil the lion, which of course upset me too, the selling for profit of aborted baby parts has gone widely unnoticed.

I ask myself why……why is there not MORE outrage in the fact that an organization -that our tax dollars funds- is ILLEGALLY selling aborted baby parts? Why is it that a LION, takes presidency in news coverage and outrage OVER babies?

Is it because being outraged about a LION doesn’t have to make you pick a side on the political aisle?

I have had Pro-life liberals tell me that they vote Democrat (which can now also be called “socialist” because the head of the Democratic Party, doesn’t know how to decipher between the two-but that is a whole other blog) because abortion is a social issue….and they don’t let social issues determine their vote. Well……let me just tell you….46 Democratic Senators voted yesterday to continue to fund Planned Parenthood -which means continuing to give federal funds to an organization that illegally sells aborted baby parts. If you voted for one of these Senators that means….this IS okay with you. Because those Senators ARE YOUR voice, and if you are voting for them, then you are suring up the fact this barbaric behavior continues.

In September, Obama (who by the way supported killing a baby if it survives a botched abortion while he served in the Senate) and Congress will find themselves in a debate over the funding for the “Health and Family-Planning Organization,” which gives over 500 million dollars to Planned Parenthood a year. The possibility of a government shutdown on October 1 is looking like it could be a possibility if the House and Senate do not pass a bill that keeps the government funded. But Republicans are saying that they WILL NOT support a bill that continues to fund Planned Parenthood…..if they don’t support a bill, then the government will shut down.

I say…….. SHUT IT DOWN!

Yep…..because all of this “proposing” of bills to stop the funding of Planned Parenthood is often just show boating. If the Republicans REALLY want to take a stand, then I say exercise the CONSTITUTIONAL authority that has been given to them and utilize the Power of the Purse!

Now if you are going to argue that shutting down the government is going to cause mass pandemonium….I would just like to remind you the majority of the government shuts down over every single weekend and on holidays….and, you guessed it-we survive. Sometimes you have to take that leap for the greater good and I think stopping the illegal sales of aborted baby parts for profit….is WORTH that leap!

Also….women would be just fine without Planned Parenthood, because we have Obama Care now….and Obama Care covers everyone that can’t afford healthcare…..soooooooo

I say…..SHUT IT DOWN!

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15 Ways the Government wasted your money in the last year-

One of the biggest arguments I hear from Liberals is: “we wouldn’t have the problems we have if Conservatives and Republicans weren’t always refusing to spend money where it is NEEDED” Or “Conservatives are heartless and don’t love the poor because they always want to cut taxes!I” Far too often do I hear that so many problems would be solved if the government just had more money to do the “right” thing and if Republicans wouldn’t cut spending-more “right” would be done! As I often hear this argument, I think to myself….does this individual have any idea how much the government WASTES tax payer money every single year?

First, let’s be clear….the government doesn’t have ANY money-it simply USES YOUR tax dollars in a gluttonous overspending ridiculous …are you kidding me……kind of way!  Don’t believe me….here’s just 15 ways the government spent YOUR money over the last year and a half-

1) $16 million from the Department of Transportation to keep a crumbling mall in Fresno, Calif on life support…..ummm why support a mall that doesn’t bring in revenue? Why not tear it down and find investors to build a mall that people will come to and spend money at?? Wasteful much??

2) $41 billion on a missile defense system with a 70 percent failure rate. Huh…..if you did something 10 times and 7 of those times you lost billions of dollars….would you continue…. or here’s a thought- take a step back….find the error, fix it and save billions of dollars…..common sense is not used in government.

3) $171,000 teaching monkeys to play video games to prove that monkeys, like people, wrongly believe in winning and losing streaks. I’ve got nothing…..this is senseless…

4) $856,000 to teach mountain lions to run on a treadmill, to better analyze their caloric consumption rates. Because knowing a Mountain Lion’s caloric consumption rate is more important than putting that money toward a Veteran in need of an operation…..

5) $387,000 Swedish massages for rabbits for rabbits that are ill. Again…..massaging rabbits….more important that our Veterans…..???

6) $171,000 Studying the gambling habits of monkeys. Knowing gambling habits of Monkeys=vital!

7) $307,524 to teach Sea Monkey’s how to synchronize swim. So thrilled that our government finds this necessary…I mean who cares about those that have served our country right…….wrong! Government and priorities….obviously don’t mix!

8) $80 millionReal Life Iron Man Suit….cool right…..a good use of money spent….but that’s like buying a fancy sports car, when you can’t put food on the table for your kids.

9) $11-billion in faulty IRS refunds. Again. let’s not solve the problem of faulty IRS refunds….let’s keep throwing money away whoooohoooo! Party!

10) $3.3-billion in unemployment fraud a year……this could be solved, we could seriously make the penalty so severe for unemployment fraud that the committing of this crime drops….but that would take effort…so forget it…let’s just keep spending!

11) $4.5-billion in improper food stamp payments a year….who cares…it’s your money…not the govs-as if they have your credit card and they don’t care!!! Government and accountability….don’t mix either.

12) $3.9-billion  a year in theft from the IRS by identity thieves…..Hey IRS…..can you get virus protection please….it would help us tax payers out!

13) $165-million on an unused prison in Illinois……plow the prison over-problem solved!

14) $70-million a year on penny production…..stop making pennies-problem solved!

15) $15-million on military warehouse that is now unused and no one wants it in Afghanistan…..oh who cares…it’s just 15 million…..

That’s just 15….I could go on….and on……

Part of being a Conservative is being fiscally conservative. You see, there is funding to fix a lot of the “problems” out there…..it’s the misuse of funding that results in the ”problems” NOT being solved. Let’s get some people elected into office that KNOW economics, they know ‘debt vs spending ratio’ common sense and most importantly how to prioritize!

The next time you hear “the government needs MORE of your money to solve the world’s problems”……take a glance at this list again.

You give the government your money in every single paycheck….are they handling it responsibly?

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Dear Facebook Friends:

Dear Facebook friends:

I feel compelled to be honest with you……because in all honesty I haven’t been. Facebook is really what you “portray” yourself to be….and what you ‘post’ often reflects you. Now while I post pictures here and there of my family, life events and so forth…I have been slow to be me. Why? Because I didn’t want to offend anyone….

What’s even more sad, is I started a Page of who I really am….and I am more open and honest with strangers -than my so called ‘friends.’

I am a political person…..I wasn’t at first….to be honest I was oblivious to the world of politics…that is until my dad ran for United States Congress and I had the “come to Jesus moment” of just how much politics directly effect not only me….but my kids.

I know that many of my “friends” on Facebook see things from a totally different viewpoint than I do….instead of posting my views just like them, I avoided being honest…..because again….I didn’t want to offend anyone. So….I started my own page. Now while I love my Page where I can be honest, open and truly me, I am sharing with those of like mind….so it’s safe. This doesn’t take courage….it doesn’t even take boldness…..it’s just me…being me, but if I was to do it on my personal page….it’d take courage and boldness and being fearless of offending anyone.

What I have realized though is I am guilty of not practicing what I preach. I am a huge advocate of free speech. I am a huge advocate of NOT being politically correct…..because being politically correct has led us to a place of NO dialogue. When dialogue shuts down…..the opportunity for growth and change is killed. When conversations of debate and disagreement no longer exists-we are zombies with no hope of true advancement.

As I look around…..I am forced to acknowledge we are a nation divided. I am forced to acknowledge that the avoidance of conversation has brought us here. If we don’t talk….if we don’t engage….if we don’t argue…..we are numb….and we have become numb. Afraid to feel because feelings produce honesty and honesty provokes speech and for the love….don’t let us dare to speak!

I have debated, argued, and come to incredible resolutions with people on Twitter and my Facebook Page who when starting the conversation totally and completely disagreed with me….but doing that with someone I know….someone I might actually care about….I avoid.

Not anymore.

Too much is at stake.

As America signs a deal with a nation that chants “death to America” and gives them 150 billion tax payer dollars to use down the road to attack my children or my children’s children…..it has just gotten way too personal.

I can no longer play defense.

I can no longer be silent, when I should speak up.

I can no longer hide behind chats about the weather and recipes…..far too much is at stake.

What I am trying to say is….I am going to be me. It might annoy you, offend you, enrage you….if it does-tell me, let’s talk about it. Let’s HAVE a conversation or even an argument about it.

If you can permit a different viewpoint than your own….stay “my friend” but if you can not…..it’s ok to delete me….I won’t be offended…promise :)

But it’s time to start talking…..

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God DOES NOT Bless #PlannedParenthood

Just recently released today is a video of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services -involvement in selling aborted baby parts!

It was so difficult for me to watch this woman candidly talk about selling aborted babies while she chomps away on her lunch! I am sharing this video because I think it is vital for EVERYONE to know about this! If a baby is not a life, not human than how can someone make a profit off of this?!! “My body my choice”…..well then just whose body parts are you selling?

You see, It IS A LIFE!! A living, breathing, heart pounding life.

You wonder why our country is so messed up?

We are killing God’s children…..this is a big ‘F you’ to God…..you remove God from society….BAD things happen…terrible things happen. On top of all this people like you and me….who totally oppose this are paying taxes to fund Planned Parenthood! This is insanity! This needs to be STOPPED, this MUST be stopped! I could never ever ever vote for someone who votes to continue the funding of this trafficking of baby parts and the taking of innocent life!

Here’s what our president has to say about Planned Parenthood:

Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere, As long as we have to fight to make sure women have access to quality affordable healthcare, and as long as we have to fight to protect a women’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you have a president that is right there with you fighting every step of the way. Thank you planned parenthood, God bless you“…..Huh…..what about the baby’s rights? Does that baby’s right entail being torn apart limb by limb for profit Mr Obama?

Oh and NO NO NO……God DOES NOT BLESS Planned Parenthood. There is no blessing from God on Planned Parenthood…..Mr. Obama….DO NOT use my God’s name in vain like that!

You know what’s amazing to me…is  those liberals out there I know and how they’ll freely speak out against Oil Spills, Dolphins Dying, Endangered Eggs not being protected, Climate change, Fracking, Puppy Mill dogs, Fur…..but not a peep about aborted babies being sold for profit…..silence……

That silence is the sound of Evil.

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You are not a horrible person because your were born white……

Last week all over social media, headlines of MTV’s new show “White Privilege” was causing a lot of chatter. It’s a show that basically shames white people for being white, because that will cause more unity and harmony in our most divisive and racially boiling country right now……(sarcasm…..lots and lots of sarcasm).

Now I write under the name Conservative Momma….some know me, but the majority do not. I am a mom, a wife and I am white and I am not going to feel guilty or shamed for being white. God made me white and God does not make mistakes. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am proud of my skin color. Just as I am proud to be an American-and we all know there’s just a matter of time until MTV or some other liberal media outlet puts out a program shaming Americans for being American.

Society has informed me time and time again that I am supposed to feel guilty because I was born white. Because I am white, I am said to be privileged to things that people who are not white are not privileged to. I am supposed to feel shame for the way I was born. I had nothing to do with what color my skin would be when I was born…..but somehow I am to feel disgrace over the outcome. Because of my skin, I am immediately at fault for all of our histories troubled past and for all the turmoil existing today due to race. I am to be blamed, humiliated and dishonored, because I was born white.

Many who are homosexuals and trans-gendered say they are born that way……well I was born this way, I was born white.

There has been a desperate need to publicly humiliate white people, for being white. To shame someone because their skin color is a certain color is racist. This causes no healing, but only drives a deeper knife into the soul of unity.

How long does this need to persist? What is the intended result?

I never saw color growing up. My friends were my friends, I didn’t care what color they were. As I aged though, I was told that the color of my skin has caused pain to many. I would sit in class after class in college hearing about how horrible I am because of my skin color. I was to feel deep remorse for how I was born.

Shaming someone for how they were born, is not going to lead to any kind of healing for anyone. Putting down one’s race is not going to elevate another. MTV, you infiltrating young minds and perpetuating this vicious cycle -just to get ratings.

If I chose to embrace the ridicule, embarrassment, shaming guilt that society is trying to place on me because of the way I was born -no good would come of that. Hating myself for how I was born isn’t going to racially unite us.

Loving myself and loving others is the only way to stop this vicious divisive cycle.

Instead of focusing on what divides us, let’s focus on what unites us.

Unite we stand, divide we fall.

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