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Looking Into the Abyss...a Conservative Perspective

Updated on December 16, 2018
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I'm traveling this great nation, meeting people, and looking for the brown signs (historic points of interest)...

I see a divisive nation for the next two years, encouraged by the two Obama's, an angry and partisan incoming House of Representatives, and their supplicant press corps..."Stallgate" is my new word for the projected progressive tactic to set up roadblocks to short-circuit the President's agenda, prevent his fulfillment of campaign promises, and vilify his character until the 2020 presidential election...The democratic House is refusing the Wall not on principle but on hatred of President Trump ...

The future Orwellian America is upon us to the perpetual shame of those Americans that have allowed, voted for, and encouraged this to happen...Where do those millions of sunshine patriots live..? They live, by and large, in the biggest cities across America...Quoting Thomas Jefferson " When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe"...Living in a large city is almost tribal...Rural and suburban enclaves are looked at with disdain, as deplorable and ignorant, while big cities see themselves as morally and intellectually superior... Dependency on and political subservience to government corrupts and destroys the individual "for the greater good"...Relative morality encourages economic and political chaos...Diversity splinters American values by placing more value on divisiveness and hyphen/Americanism than unity and patriotism...Teddy Roosevelt's prescient speech "The Man in the Arena" should be required reading for all Americans...

The corrupt "deep state" will always exist, just as greed and corrupted power have always been a part of human nature...One can argue that we survive as a species because such is necessary in a communal society...I disagree...Removing the bias and innuendo, eliminating the politically selective editing of information delivered to Americans through the main-stream media, entertainment, and education, puts the informed citizen, the individual, the voter into a position of power to correct, terminate, remove, or change our nations direction and remove corrupted power as we find it... If the press had done their due diligence as government's watchdog, we, as informed citizens, would have demanded a full investigation into the IRS scandals and others, insuring those responsible were held accountable for their corrupt disregard for the trust given them by American voters through the election of Congress...Instead, we have none of those consequences for a corrupted leadership, but we have awarded these same corrupt officials with generous pensions and a get-out-of-jail card...Disgusting, and shame on you, MSM...Would that you were as aggressive with government corruption as you are with President Trump...

Having said all that I still remain confident in the American ideal and the moral strength and intelligence of Americans to stay the course and persevere.


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    • maven101 profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Conners 

      2 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning Pamela...

      Thank you for your hopeful comments...I certainly hope that President Trump's legacy will not be limited to his selection of federal judges...Indeed, cultural revolutions are slow-forming and start with a spark, an idea, a return to civility which has begun with the unexpected election of President Trump...

      This revolution is different, it rides on a connected, socially savvy, 24 hour news cycle that is exponentially increasing weekly despite the best efforts of Big Tech and the MSM to vilify and discourage it's impact...63 million Americans spoke with their vote and desire to return America to it's greatness as a beacon for individual freedoms and equal opportunity...

      How can I not be optimistic about America's future when so many recognize the need to right the ship and sail once again on the seas of prosperity and peace...Larry

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Maven, It is frustrating to see a congress that can't seem to agree on much of anything. The presidents leagacy may be about all the judges that have been confirmed.

      Now that we are in this shutdown I think it would be great if the senate would have had their pay stopped first. It is frustrating. I hope your optimism about the future holds true. I tend to be more on the side of optimism too.

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      Larry Conners 

      2 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Virginia...I agree...Ayn Rand said "The individual is the smallest minority", a minority protected by the US Constitution...The individual is morally an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others...

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      Virginia North Skok 

      2 years ago from Beaufort S.C.

      Good morning to you Larry,

      When writing the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the WE meant the individual person ....each had chosen this path individually....We are free as long as we commit to the original writing and remember that we are just that ....individuals and not a collective.

      Merry Christmas and a truly Happy New Year ....Virginia

    • maven101 profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Conners 

      2 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning Virginia North...

      I'm humbled by your generous comment and sustained by your commitment to stay the course and abide by the US Constitution...We have the oldest written Constitution in the world that is still in force...It starts out with three powerful words: We the People...

      The American dream is founded on opportunity, equal opportunity provided by the Amendment process as our nation evolves...These core values, protected by the Constitution, are neither Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, White, Black...They are American Ideologies...

      Merry Christmas and a hopeful New Year for those American ideals...Larry

    • maven101 profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Conners 

      2 years ago from Northern Arizona


      Great to hear from an old friend and respected fellow traveler ..Your hubpage has always provided me with your unique political insights and unabashed patriotism...

      Yes, the political elites are scared to death of President Trump...And yes, he has taken out the mystique bestowed on them by the complicit media and by those useful idiots lacking sufficient critical thinking...Who else would create such nonsense as "political correctness", "cultural approbation", "micro-aggressions", "metro-sexuals", and other tedious expressions of idle stupidity...

      I loved the comment made yesterday by Bill Bennett when asked why President Trump was so crude and un-presidential at times...He said " Sometimes a nation needs a Mother Theresa and sometimes a Dirty Harry"...I'm kind of drawn to his Dirty Harry persona...

      Merry Christmas to you and yours...Looking forward to your next hubpage after the holidays... Larry

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      Virginia North Skok 

      2 years ago from Beaufort S.C.

      Your observation on the condition of the American scene is so astute, so well thought out and so accurate.

      Never give in to relinquishing your freedom to anyone....I too will stay the course of honor and morality...the course of the U. S. Constitution.

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      breakfast pop 

      2 years ago

      I want to echo your faith in the future, I really do. The left has morphed into an entity that spews hatred. Watching Pelosi and Schemer behave as they did in the Oval Office is a disgrace that all Americans should find fault with. Sadly, our society is being taken over, at least in terms of publicity, by America haters and people who seek to bring down Trump. Those in power are scared to death of him. He has taken the mystique out of politics and governing. He has proven that we can really solve our problems. Politicians like Pelosi are not interested in fixing anything. She and Schemer and so many more like them want the status quo, as long s it keeps them in power. Way too many Americans have been brainwashed by a corrupt and inept media. They breathe in the sound bites, think they know everything and go one in their ignorance. I really do fear for our future. I am so happy you wrote, maven. You make so much sense and are so articulate that I find you to be a breath of fresh air in a very stale world.


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