Trump Wins!

In a truly stunning victory over Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has secured the electoral votes needed to be our next President. In perhaps the greatest upset in modern political history, Donald Trump won by securing votes from millions of disaffected Americans all over the country. Defying literally every odd imaginable, the pollsters were wrong, the media was wrong, Nate Silver was wrong (again), and the entire country (or most of it) was wrong. It’s probably time for Obama, the Clintons, and all their media lapdogs to crawl under a rock for four years. It’s time for Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus and Jon Stewart to leave the country, forever.

Donald Trump was right – again. Oh, and the team behind the USC/LA Times poll was spot on – again. Oh, and we were right. We said Trump would win back in February. We even wrote another piece explaining what would happen after he won back in May.

Not only did he win, but he won in a landslide victory.

This isn’t just a win for Donald Trump, it’s a win for putting an end to media bias, it’s a win for the forgotten, and it’s a win for truth over fiction. The American people have spoken, this election was a referendum on the last eight years of failure under Obama, and it’s time for real change. Drain the swamp!

End Obamacare! Lower taxes! End the corruption in Washington and in the media! Stop the bigotry and hate and divisiveness on the left! Bring back our jobs and secure our border! Donald will unite the country and keep us safe.

Let’s make America great again!

For your enjoyment, here is our projection of the final map for 2016:



Tim Kaine Offered VP Job in Exchange for Rigging Election?

The word is out. The latest Wikileaks emails reveal that Hillary selected Tim Kaine as her Vice President long before the primaries even began. Proof here.

With this, a picture begins to unfold. Did Hillary Clinton’s disgraced 2008 campaign co-chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz take over for Tim Kaine in exchange for a VP slot? Tim Kaine stepped down as the chair of the DNC and Obama named Wasserman as his replacement in 2011. The facts are starting to add up. What better way for Hillary to ensure a primary victory then by having her campaign co-chair as the new chairwoman of the DNC, especially after losing a nail-biter to Barack Obama? Big surprise (not), we’ve now learned that Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged the election in favor of Hillary – forcing her to resign in shame. Bigger surprise (not), Wasserman’s replacement, Donna Brazile, was also just caught rigging the election in Hillary’s favor.

Considering Obama has since promoted Hillary as the best person for the job, it would be no surprise to hear he supported such a measure – making him a part of the scandal too. What kind of people are we putting into power these days?

Corruption on top of corruption. Donald Trump was right after all, this one reeks of ‘rigged.’


Did a Federal Judge Help Hillary Hide Her Documents and Then Cover it Up?

This is getting messy, but let’s go down the rabbit hole for a second.

It started with a WikiLeaks email posted late last night which you can see right here:


Initially, the email seems innocuous enough. Richard Leon is a federal judge and a documented close friend and colleague of John Podesta’s. They go way, way back. Read here, second caption for proof of their close relationship. The email is a response to a forwarded message simply titled, “Thank you.” In his reply, Judge Leon says he’s “got it covered.” We obviously have no idea what “it” is, but it’s fair to speculate – why not? When digging deeper into their relationship, we see Judge Leon and John Podesta co-teach a congressional investigations class together at Georgetown Law, and they’ve done so for a remarkable 21 years. It’s no surprise these two are close. In fact, the only other released email between these two involves the class they teach together (view below or click here to read):



Podesta on the bottom right, Judge Leon on the bottom left

Now that we have some background, we can begin to speculate about what this email means. Most likely, John Podesta forwarded an email from a student to Judge Leon titled “Thank you,” perhaps thanking John or both of them for something they did for him or her. Maybe this student asked for a letter of recommendation or for a reference, and Judge Leon is offering to take care of it by saying he’s “got it covered.” Perhaps it’s something else entirely, but still innocuous.

However, as we dig deeper, we find some interesting details. Judge Leon has served as a judge for the District Court of DC since 2002 after he was nominated by none other than George W. Bush. Judge Leon was nominated by George Bush on September 10, 2001 (yes, one day before September 11). Since he was nominated by a Republican, it seems unlikely he would be in the tank for Hillary and Podesta – at least at first.

In reviewing the current judges in Washington, we see eleven non-senior District Judges – all of whom were nominated by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Judge Leon is the only non-senior judge who was appointed by a Republican. It’s also worth noting that the Chief Judge was also appointed by Obama. It’s safe to say Judge Leon’s peers are probably overwhelmingly liberal, and have been for some time – this could be an intimidating environment – group-think anyone?

As we go deeper, we see Judge Leon has had a bit of a tepid past. He’s been accused of corruption on more than one occasion, enough that some crazy internet guy created an entire website dedicated to detailing his supposed corruption here. Now, just because some folks say you’re corrupt doesn’t necessarily mean you are, of course, but often where there is smoke – there is fire.

Here’s where the situation gets creepy. Judge Leon was assigned to a case brought by the Associated Press against the State Department regarding the release of Hillary’s calendar and other information in March of last year. Just a few weeks after this email to John Podesta, Judge Leon started making a number of raucous claims to the media. His statements included, “I can’t send the marshals, obviously, out to bring in the documents, at least they wouldn’t know where to go, probably,” and, “I want to find out what’s been going on over there. I should say, what’s not been going on over there,” the judge added, “The State Department, for reasons known only to itself … has been, to say the least, recalcitrant in responding.” The judge even brought up, “a fine on a daily basis” or “incarceration,” as potential forms of punishment – none of which came to fruition, of course.

Apparently, Judge Leon was growing increasingly angry over multi-year long delays the State Department was making over the release of calendars and other information pertaining to Hillary Clinton and her aides – and he wanted everyone within earshot to know it.

The trick is, Judge Leon started making wild statements to the media as far back as July 20, 2015, and the State Department has still only released half of the documents requested in the AP case alone. And conveniently, they will only release the other half a few weeks after the election is over (Surprised? I’m not). Even less shockingly, the (probably tame) documents which were eventually released led to a significant scandal as the Associated Press reported over half the meetings Hillary conducted while at the State Department were held with donors to the Clinton Foundation – a blatant misuse of office, corruption at its worst, and clear evidence of pay for play. The AP stands by this story for good reason – they’ve been working on it for years, and it’s a good, important story.

To put the extent of this ongoing corruption into perspective, the State Department recently said it would take 75 years to release emails from Hillary’s aides… 75 yearsAlso, while Judge Leon continues to lambaste the State Department and set arbitrary deadlines for documents even to this day, the State Department continues to stonewall everyone with no legitimate repercussions whatsoever. Judge Leon even recently denied The Daily Caller’s request to depose State Department officials in an entirely separate lawsuit for documents regarding Hillary’s security training. A small set of documents was finally released a couple of weeks ago, showing Hillary did not have the proper training. The rest were supposed to be released on October 10th, but obviously the stonewalling continues.

I don’t know about you, but regardless of the story behind the WikiLeaks email here, something smells like really rotten, really stinky shit to me. Judge Leon’s over-zealous media statements are starting to smell like an aggressive cover-up. Considering the fraud and corruption evidently running rampant within the Hillary camp, I’d say Judge Leon’s very close relationship with Podesta has suddenly become a significant, bright and gleaming ruby red flag.

The end is near folks. Soon this will all be over. Stay tuned.


Keep Your Eye on the Prize

I love this county, and honestly I want Trump to be great. If he wins, he will be great.

I’m voting for Trump in November because a vote for anyone else is a vote for Hillary, and she is a corrupt, scandal ridden, big government corporatist. I take gross language over dangerous policy any day of the week.

I’m voting for you. Become presidential, be proper and be respectful. Be like Reagan, or JFK, and you’ve got this in the bag.


If You Tell Me You Supported Hillary, I Already Know Seven Things About You


This article is being posted in response to a similar Daily Kos piece I read prior to the election attacking Donald Trump’s supporters. Considering the author thinks Donald Trump’s supporters are all racist, classless, misogynist, unethical, un-American and un-Christian, I’ll reserve the childish bigotry and pure hatred for those lesser publications. Since Trump’s election, we’ve heard the masses of liberals call Trump supporters these terms time and time again, and the mainstream media has gone on a non-stop “Fake-News” frenzy while accusing everyone else of being “Fake News.” Instead of participating in their crap, I’ll stick to the traits which I can pinpoint with some degree of accuracy, and avoid branding all of her supporters with such a broad brush.

For your enjoyment, here are the seven things I (probably) know about you based on your (now previous) support for Hillary Clinton (if you supported Hillary, go ahead and close your browser now – you definitely can’t handle reading this whole thing because you’re an ostrich and because she lost):

1. You don’t understand basic economics.

This one is perhaps the biggest giveaway, and I would venture to say a vast majority of Hillary’s supporters don’t have even a rudimentary knowledge of economics. For example, a higher minimum wage hurts the poor and raises unemployment, and higher taxes on corporations and on the rich (or anyone) hurts the economy and hurts the poor the most. Additionally, regulations stifle economic growth, and our debt is reaching unsustainable levels. We are also already in a depression which is being masked by low interest rates. We are one bad bank decision away from a global Great Depression that everyone will suffer from. Your excuse is to simply say “trickle-down economics doesn’t work,” but the sad truth is, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Trickle-down isn’t even a real policy, it’s a word Democrats made up. Oh, and by the way, if you’re an economist and you somehow don’t agree – you’re a Keynesian, and you’re about to lose your job. If you still don’t believe me, you’re probably a Hillary supporter, and you need to look these things up (use Google, or read any basic book on economics that wasn’t written by Karl Marx, try Thomas Sowell instead) – I won’t do your homework for you. Oh yeah, and despite all the media’s fear-mongering, the market is soaring after Donald Trump’s election – legitimate or not – you have to pay attention. If Hillary’s supporters knew anything about basic economics, they wouldn’t be Hillary supporters – period.

2. You are an insider, a statist, a corporatist, a fascist, a socialist, a corrupt financier, a communist, or just creepy.

At least to some degree, you have to be one of the above to support Hillary Clinton. It’s highly unlikely you could be anything else. Considering Hillary herself fits the bill on most of these titles, I would say it’s hard to imagine someone supporting her who doesn’t as well. Even her rival in the primary was a self-proclaimed, devout socialist. WikiLeaks has proven Hillary to be a massively corrupt liar who apparently associates with child molesters (at least we know of one for sure, Anthony Weiner) and people who perform disgusting rituals that I can’t even print here. Don’t believe me? That’s because CNN didn’t report it. Search Google for “spirit cooking” right now, and then ask yourself if this is normal. If you’re not creepy (and I don’t mean just sui generis), then you’re one of the other things in this list – I don’t know which is worse honestly.

3. You have trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

You see the words “higher minimum wage,” and you get excited without doing the research into the ramifications. Same goes for “free universal healthcare,” “free tuition,” and “higher taxes on the rich and big business.” You are unable to objectively analyze consequences of actions, and instead prefer to support what “looks good,” or “feels right” with no real thought process behind it. This makes you an ignorant do-gooder who contributes to the decline of our society. You also cannot see how biased the media is, because you are unable to discern truth from fiction. You can only absorb small bits of information at any one time, and your solution to the complexity of the world is to bury your head in the proverbial sand. You don’t see the corruption in the DOJ. You don’t see the corruption in the intelligence community. You don’t see the corruption in the White House. You don’t see the corruption with Hillary, Bill, and the Clinton Foundation.

4. You are a bigot, you just don’t know it yet.

Now that Trump has won, you’re calling everyone associated with him a racist. You know it – don’t hide it. You’ve slandered people on the right, and you’ve oppressed people who did not agree with you. You’ve dehumanized friends, family members and even colleagues by calling them racists, misogynists, homophobes, idiots, nazis and xenophobes. You did this, you know you did this, and you know it’s bigotry, you just won’t admit it yet. In fact, you will comment on this article by calling me an idiot, or a moron, or something similar – but you’ll provide exactly zero evidence to contradict anything contained herein. Meanwhile, you’re totally clueless about the bigoted, racist emails from Hillary’s camp in the WikiLeaks releases. Apparently they hate Latinos, blacks, Catholics, evangelicals, southerners, young people, and of course, Trump supporters. You think Donald Trump and his supporters are all these terrible things, but you’re a hypocrite, and so is Hillary. You call Donald a misogynist even though Hillary attacked, silenced and ridiculed her husband’s rape-victims, and even though she takes millions of dollars from men who abuse and murder women in the middle east, and even though Hillary defended a child rapist and laughed about it when she was an attorney. You call him a racist even though Hillary says we need to “bring blacks to heel.” You call him a xenophobe and a nazi even though more Americans in Israel voted for Trump than Hillary. You call him a homophobe even though Trump wants to stop Islamic extremists from murdering members of the LGBTQ community, and even though he supports gay marriage, unlike Hillary. You call him corrupt when Hillary is easily the most corrupt person to ever run for President of the United States. You call him a liar while Trump represents the first bastion of truth we’ve had in American politics in decades. You say his university is a fraud, while tens of thousands of students claim they “loved it” and only a couple who disliked it were touted by a partisan law firm with ties to Hillary. You say he’s had bankruptcies, meanwhile he has run numerous successful businesses, and bankruptcies do happen in business – Trump’s failures are spectacularly rare. You don’t know this, because you are an employee, not a business owner. Meanwhile, Hillary ran only one business, Whitewater Development Corporation. It was a complete fraud and a huge scandal, went bankrupt and brought down a bank with it. Hillary and Bill were investigated and many people were convicted of a deluge of crimes. Oh yeah, and she got away with insider trading, and possibly even murder – yup, the m-word, and she’s running for president. Being a bigot should be the least of your concerns.

5. You think blacks and Hispanics are inferior, and you support mass genocide.

Essentially, you’re the real racists, and you’re only one small step away from overtly supporting mass oppression and mass genocide. You dehumanize blacks and Hispanics, and assume they would be helpless without you. You call them things like “super-predators” behind closed doors (Hillary actually did this before she said we need to “bring them to heel”), but pretend to champion their causes at all other times. Meanwhile, you only care about your own image, and care little if anything for the minorities you indirectly denigrate. Democrats of old passed laws to designate blacks as “not-human,” while democrats of today pass laws to designate the unborn as “not-human.” By supporting Hillary you directly or indirectly support partial-birth late-term abortion (aka forcefully removing a viable baby and then murdering it out of the womb). You already support mass genocide and mass oppression, you just don’t know it yet. If you’re black, then you don’t know that blacks are significantly worse off under Barack Obama – and that Hillary’s campaign staff “joked” about smoking crack cocaine in order to research a speech for black people at the NAACP. If you’re Hispanic, you obviously don’t know Hillary’s campaign considers you to be “mindlessly loyal consumers” and “needy latinos.”

6. You are woefully ignorant of how business and taxes work.

It’s easy to get you riled up about Trump’s taxes, because you don’t know anything about taxes. You think when the government sends you a refund check it’s a gift from the Feds. You’re also completely ignorant about business, how it works, why it exists, and what it has done for our society. You are business illiterate, and you probably have a degree in communications, anthropology, sociology, or some other obscure liberal art (and you never branched out). You’re not upset about the fraud at Hillary’s foundation because CNN didn’t report it. Regardless, you don’t even know the difference between a charity and a for-profit business. You have no idea what “profit” even means.

7. You think the media is unbiased (except Fox News), and you think academics know everything.

Your ignorance of the bias which exists in the media and within academia is stunning. You think journalists and academics are inviolable, and you practically salivate when you read/watch a piece or read a study which you already agree with. You are very susceptible to the halo effect, and you value credentials over results. You have very little ability to think critically or rationally, and your success in life and in your career have suffered as a result of your poor judgement. You are voting for Hillary or you voted for her already without reading a single release from WikiLeaks. You don’t know that CNN is a fraudulent news organization, working hand-in-hand with the DNC and Hillary (the proof is in the WikiLeaks you didn’t read). You are brilliantly ignorant, and supremely egotistical with nothing to show for it. You are what I like to call, an intellectual with no judgement, or a thinker with no mind. You are sad and angry about this, because your lack of understanding of the world and how it works leaves you feeling frustrated and depressed. As a result, you attack and demoralize others who do not agree with your simplistic, naive ideals.

If you tell me you supported Hillary Clinton, I probably already know everything about you.

Oh, and Donald Trump won the election… get over it.

And good day, sir.


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Should Bigotry Be Illegal?

With Donald Trump rallying the racists of the country from their slumber, maybe its time we started having some real talk. Thanks to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it’s already illegal for businesses to discriminate against customers based on race, color, religion, and national origin. But what about sexual orientation?

In fact, why stop there? Why should it be legal for any citizen to spew bigotry towards their fellow citizens, or even non-citizens for that matter? Perhaps its time we consider expanding upon the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – perhaps as the “Civil Rights and Enforcement Act of 2016.” Donald Trump’s supporters might think twice about spewing hatred for illegal immigrants if the penalty for insulting illegal immigrants or any other minority group was a few years jail time.

Ideally, if we could implement federal corporal punishment laws for such crimes, anyone caught slandering illegal immigrants or demanding they “go back home” would be subject to public lashings. Only a child would be so ignorant to refer to an entire group of people as “illegals,”- these bigots should be treated just like disobedient children. The same goes for anyone who says anything harmful about blacks, Muslims, homosexuals, women, or any minority group we can keep protected. We are stronger together. I’m not advocating corporal punishment for youth, of course, but anyone over the age of eighteen who supports Donald Trump, and who therefore supports racism, should be labeled a “bigot,” and treated accordingly – perhaps even harshly. On a side note, we cannot allow people to vote for Donald Trump. They should be ridiculed and attacked, even intimidated at the polls if that’s what it takes. Needless to say, I agree with Christian Gabriel from the Huffington Post – he tells it like it is.

It’s sad it’s come to this, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Our country is on the verge of electing a racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, sexist white rich entitled man by the name of Donald Trump, and anyone who could support such a monster should be stopped in their tracks, by federal force if necessary. The laws on the books exist to protect us from monsters like this.

Despite all the controversy, Hillary Clinton didn’t go far enough when she said 50% of Donald Trump’s supporters are “deplorable”. The truth is, 100% of his supporters are clearly deplorable. They are all racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, sexist and xenophobic – without question. The only way we can stop this scourge of hate from existing in our society is to pass laws on the books which slowly and methodically eliminate them from our ranks. Because it’s such a huge endeavor, this task would likely require the creation of a Federal Department of Public Decency. This agency would be tasked with monitoring, labeling, and controlling bigotry in all of its forms. Imagine living in a country where bigotry and hate are all but eliminated – unlike Trump, this really would make America great again.

It’s time to fight fire with fire folks. Let’s end the hate.

For those of you who read this far – this article is 100% sarcasm. It pains me that I have to spell this out. Speaks volumes about the deluge of garbage we’re reading today if folks can’t tell this is in jest.


What If Only Taxpayers (or White People) Could Vote?

This might be the most disturbing electoral map ever created – even though it’s been skewed from a map of white voters. To envision so few people might vote Democrat if only taxpayers could vote is enlightening to say the least. This map originates from a liberal CNN-data fueled BuzzFeed article some time ago covering a multitude of antiquated and restrictive voting scenarios. In this scenario, both men and women can vote, but an effective poll tax is added back to exclude non tax paying voters. The poll tax, of course, disproportionately and significantly affects poor ethnic minorities as an unintended consequence. When they weren’t attacking black communities and destroying black lives and families – the Democrats aimed to eliminate blacks from voting and Republicans from office (that is, until they managed to manipulate the black community into voting Democrat in later years). To estimate the effect of a modern poll tax, and due to a lack of data, BuzzFeed smartly chose to show only white men and women voters.

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And yes, we are aware of this, we just disagree with the “falseness” of the “doctored” label as BuzzFeed was specifically trying to simulate the effects of a poll tax. Since we know the majority of poor, non-taxpayers are non-white (nearly 60%), and white people make up close to 90% of all taxpayers, we see good reason to agree with BuzzFeed’s assumption. Also, nearly 50% of nonvoters are minorities, and they make up only 20% of likely voters. You only need a small percentage change in demographics to flip most states from blue to red. Additionally, as everyone in this map would be considered a “taxpayer” due to the poll tax, the label sticks. Is it perfect? No, as we are obviously counting white non-taxpayers disproportionately. Is the map still probably correct? Yes. Remember folks, estimates are estimates, It’s impossible to determine exactly how many income taxpayers voted, and which candidate they voted for in the last election. Considering old voting laws like the poll tax also sought to provide greater representation to tax payers and land owners (aka, the real stakeholders), it’s safe to say an electoral map of solely taxpayers would look very similar to this. Simply put, since a state goes blue or red on very minor swings in the electorate makeup – we can make an educated guess. This is why we make assumptions.

If you don’t like this particular map (Snopes anyone?) – which is admittedly a postulate – and you instead seek biased media confirmation with rock-solid boring geek data, a slanted 2012 New York Times story inadvertently determined seventy five percent of voters near the poverty level voted Democrat in recent presidential elections. Considering this voting block is massive – despite what the New York Times would have you believe – it’s highly likely a map just like this would pan out. Last time I checked, there are nearly 50 million people in poverty in the United States. If we assume just 25% of them vote, and if 75% of those voters voted Democrat, that’s a voter swing of nearly 10 million in favor of Republicans. This would have resulted in a landslide victory for Romney, with 60 million votes for Romney to Obama’s 55 million. Guess what? The map above shows such a landslide victory. To put this into perspective, such a victory would approach the margin won by Ronald Reagan in 1980, and this was that map:


And for all you picky people, Romney’s win would have looked like this:


Look familiar? If you need more evidence than this, you’re thinking too hard – or perhaps too little. Looking at a map of white voters is clearly upsetting to some folks, but it’s probably shockingly accurate, and can be backed-up with basic data from other sources. Additionally, this data backs up our assumption even further. If anything, based on the available information, the original “doctored” map might be generously blue.

The bigger question is how can we decrease the overwhelming poverty rates among blacks and Hispanics (along with everyone else, of course)? However, racial issues aside, perhaps we should be asking why non-meaningful taxpayers are even allowed to vote in the first place? Since tax-dodging corporations can’t vote, we won’t worry about them for now – we’ll just focus on individuals. We’re not recommending a poll tax or any other specific approach necessarily – we’re just asking the question. Specifically, we’re looking at those of working age (not retired) who don’t pay income tax or capital gains tax and are clearly not contributing to the federal government in any meaningful way. To be clear, married couples with only one working spouse file jointly, so they both pay taxes. Of course, there should be some exemptions, the disabled, the retired, spouses, all veterans and those currently serving for example. We’re solely talking about people who are truly on the self-imposed federal dole – and for the record, property tax and sales tax go to state and local government, not the federal government. If you pay next to nothing towards the federal government, why should you have any say in how it operates? In fact, our founding fathers, and particularly the godfather himself, James Madison, absolutely supported a measure like this.

James Madison wrote extensively on oppression, and he feared the greatest risk of oppression in the United States would come from those citizens who did not own property. Madison believed that those who did not own property would likely outnumber those who did, thus providing them with a stronger voting block. As such, he feared an oppression of the minority rich, not unlike what the Nazis did to the wealthy minority Jewish class in Germany in the early 20th century. Madison also feared oppression by the rich, but decided their minority status would put them at much greater risk in a true democracy – this despite their greater individual wealth and influence. His solution was to provide two thirds of the voting power to the wealthy.

Perhaps it’s time we reconsider Madison’s ideas. If an overwhelming number of tax paying citizens votes Republican, maybe we should take note. The core of our society has illuminated the “check engine” light – a cry for help. While those of us who do not pay taxes continue to vote for more taxes, and more spending, it’s safe to say that eventually the chickens will come home to roost. While non-taxpayers continue to vote for the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, taxpayers will overwhelmingly continue voting for lower taxes, less regulation, more freedom, less spending, and a stronger economy.

As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money,” and as James Madison said, “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” Notice he specifically says many and elective, while also pointing out the obvious. Perhaps Madison knew we would be destined for tyranny without voter checks and balances like these?

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Huge U.S. Extremist Group Potentially Wants Mass Genocide and Brutal Oppression Against Women, Jews, and LGBT Members

Not forgetting the millions and millions of peaceful Muslims who live in this country, the extremist group we’re talking about constitutes over half of the U.S. Muslim population. This label does a massive disservice to those peaceful Muslims living in the U.S. and all around the world. As we currently don’t have another name, we can only refer to them as “a majority of U.S. Muslims,” or perhaps, “U.S. Muslim extremists.” For the sake of all peaceful Muslims, it is important we find a way to separate them from their violent, extremist counterparts. The sad fact is, it appears the bad outnumber the good.

In a largely ignored poll from the Center for Security Policy in June, a staggering 51% of U.S. Muslims agreed they should be allowed to govern and be governed according to Sharia Law. Say what you want about the Center for Security Policy, but first we need a legitimate poll which refutes this data. Of course, if it can be constructed, we need it fast. The fear is, a poll like this doesn’t currently, and might never exist. The Center for Security Policy poll was released two months ago, and we still don’t have refuting data. As such, there is good reason to fear this is no anomaly. Clearly, Muslim leaders must do more to quell the extremism running rampant throughout their communities. The argument from the left about a vast “misunderstanding of Sharia Law,” is utter nonsense – just read about what Sharia Law is to understand why. Perhaps there is a vast misunderstanding of what Sharia Law is among the Muslim community, but that’s another topic.

The reputable Pew Research has published similar data on many countries, but with the notable exception of the U.S. If the Center for Security Policy poll is correct, and we currently have no reason to believe it isn’t, Americans should be terrified. Sharia Law essentially promotes genocide against “non-believers,” the outright execution of LGBT community members, the mass extermination of Jews, brutal oppression against women, and routine beheadings. Under Sharia, the penalty for simply drawing the Prophet Muhammad is an immediate beheading.

Perhaps not shockingly, according to Pew Research, a vast majority (70%) of U.S. Muslims identify as or lean toward the Democrat Party. Only a tiny group (11%) identify as or lean toward the Republican Party. This should come as no surprise as nearly the same number of Muslims prefer bigger government over smaller government. Since the Democrat Party has always been the party of extremist hate-groups (KKK then, Black Lives Matter now, Islamic extremists now), this association is to be expected.

Not to be expected, however, is a 2012 Gallup poll which found 44% of LGBT members identify as Democrat, while only 13% identify as Republican. In better news, this leaves 43% of the LGBT community as independent. Similarly, nearly 70% of Jewish people chose to vote Democrat in 2012, and a 2009 Gallup poll found 41% of women identify as Democrat while 25% identify as Republican.

It surely is an odd mix when hate groups like Black Lives Matter and Islamic extremists are voting alongside those same people they wish to persecute and murder. Perhaps if the Republicans can find a way to shake off the white-supremacist vote – eventually forcing them back to the Democrats where they belong – then maybe those peaceful Muslims, Jewish people, LGBT members, and minorities from all walks of life will return to the Republican Party.

The media will have you believe Donald Trump kow-tows to the few white supremacists remaining in the Republican Party of today. However, considering how small that group truly is, and considering Trump has denounced them over, and over again, we find that claim hard to swallow.

If Trump doesn’t win in 2016, perhaps the Republican Party of 2020 will have a whole new look – one which more closely resembles the Republican Party which freed the slaves, fought the KKK, and passed the Civil Rights Act in the face of massive opposition from Democrats. The party which doesn’t scapegoat the rich, or poor, or minorities of any kind. The party which unites, not divides, and the party which stands for all that is good. The party of the people, and for the people. The party which rejects big government, bigotry, and oppression in all its forms. The party of liberty, freedom, and justice for all. The party which should re-earn, and never expect, the vote of all peace-loving Muslims, minorities, Jewish people, women, LGBT members, and yes, even white men from all walks of life.


Imagining a President Donald Trump

Update: This is coming true… Donald won. This article was written back in May.

It’s 11:55am EST on Friday, January 20th, 2017, and Donald John Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.


After a bitter rivalry with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won the 2016 election in a landslide. Many blamed Hillary’s use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State, others blamed her failure in Benghazi, still others blamed the onslaught of bad press she received after her biggest scandals were revealed. Not surprisingly, many former Bernie Sanders voters opted to vote for Trump, primarily out of spite towards the establishment in their own party. Regardless, the election is over, and Donald Trump is now our President.

Donald’s first day in office begins with a “make-friends” tour. A look at his cabinet reveals names like Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Rudy Giuliani, Carl Icahn and other well-known executives and politicians. He starts by contacting China, Russia, the UK and Mexico. Trump’s plan: rebuild our relationships, and blame the inaccurate press for his poor image around the world. His communications are a resounding success.

Unfortunately for Trump, the stock market collapsed and the U.S. and global economy entered a severe recession shortly before his inauguration. That said, his second task is to calm financial markets. Trump begins by contacting Fed Chair Janet Yellen – a difficult task considering he intends to “fire” her when her term is up. Trump asks Yellen to direct all efforts toward long-term stability of the markets, and to disregard short-term market movements. Yellen listens with trepidation, but ultimately agrees with his assessment. Trump’s orders are: no bailouts, no negative rates and no more QE.


The markets, now significantly lower, crumble even further upon hearing the Fed’s new plans. However, they ultimately rebound when Trump makes a speech on the economy. He starts with a basic, “I told you so,” but ends with an uplifting promise of real economic recovery and growth. His plan is to bring money and jobs back to the United States. He plans to create incentives for companies to repatriate their offshore assets, and proposes long-term sweeping regulatory reforms and tax cuts for businesses of all sizes. He also proposes abolishing the federal minimum wage in order to spur job growth.

In the months following, the markets endure extreme stress, but ultimately settle. Financial institutions of all kinds collapse, and technology companies with no assets and very little revenue see their sky-high valuations evaporate. Gold prices skyrocket, and real estate markets plummet.

Trump sets his sights on the ballooning U.S debt, and prepares a number of proposals for reducing the size of government on a massive scale – eliminating entire departments in the process. Trump assigns a “fraud and abuse czar,” and tasks him with the job of removing fraud and abuse across all federal agencies – starting immediately. Trump’s good friend, Carl Icahn, provides him with sage economic advice.

With their party defeated in the House, Senate and now the Presidency, many Democrats capitulate to Trump’s plan, willing to try something new. Trump is able to execute on sweeping changes, including a full repeal of Obamacare – a not-so-difficult task now that ballooning premiums and health care costs have become mainstream news. His plan to replace it: government assistance for those who are uninsured, but with pro-market policy changes aimed at dramatically lowering health care costs and health insurance premiums for all Americans.


To address the influx of Islamic terrorists and avert another 9/11  terrorist attack, Donald Trump issues a temporary ban on non-citizens from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other “high-risk” countries from entering the U.S. President Trump also begins the location and deportation process for millions of undocumented illegal aliens around the country.

After speaking with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico has agreed to effectively “pay for the wall,” through a more favorable trade deal with the United States. Construction of the border wall with Mexico begins.

Before the end of his first year in office, President Trump asks the American people for their trust, “Stand with me through these difficult times, and you will see America great again – I promise.” The American people decide to take the plunge, and go all-in on President Trump.


I Once Was a Liberal: A Tale from Both Sides

I once was a liberal, and now I’m a conservative, and a libertarian. I’ve seen the world through both lenses. Every word of this is true.

A Tale from Both Sides

I’ve decided to tell my story because it’s one which is so rarely told. In a world where we are so divided by political party, race, creed, gender and sexual orientation, we often hear what we already know, and argue with those we don’t understand. During this immensely important election season, it’s critical we try to understand the issues our nation faces from both sides. Any individual from any background who is so myopically blind will never find true happiness – or purpose in life. For true enlightenment, look to your enemy, and seek to understand them from the depths of your heart and mind. Whimsical, but our nation is entering a dangerous period. We are divided by more than just skin color, sex and creed. We are also divided by wealth, power, fame, ability, and by opinion.


I’ve only heard of those who switched sides in private discussions – and at that, most are embarrassed by their former beliefs. However, I am not embarrassed. I was a different person then, and I’m not necessarily a better person now. I have a different life experience now. More knowledge in some cases, and less knowledge in others. I’m happier, but sadder. I want to tell this story because I hope it can shed some light on why the other side thinks the way they do. Instead of calling each other “bible-thumpers,” or “radicals,” or “extremists,” or “hacks,” let’s try to understand each other better.

First of all, I’m 31 years old. Not 60, and not 20. I consider myself young still, but I’ll soon be entering middle age. I have a wife and two children, and I run a company I started myself. I’m also co-owner of a number of businesses. This person is entirely different from the person I was at 19 years old.

When I Was 19


When I was 19, I was fun. I had a great life. I lived alone, and I had no responsibilities. My parents sent me money every month for rent and food. It was easy to find friends, and even easier to meet girls. I was happy and healthy, and generally carefree. I lived on the beach, attended college, and received excellent grades. I didn’t care about student loans – it didn’t mean anything to me. I was confident – too confident. I was funny, and I loved a good sense of humor more than anything. I went to the gym. I surfed and snowboarded. I took acting classes. I went to Vegas and Mexico on a whim with friends. I had lots of friends (and we were very diverse), and a good relationship with my family (we were all liberal). I’m also not ashamed to admit I considered myself a bit of an east-coast elitist. Everyone I knew was like me, and we were having the time of our lives.

64th Annual George Foster Peabody AwardsI secretly wanted to be a stand-up comedian, or a famous actor. I admired Hollywood, and was enamored with celebrities. My favorite comedian was Dane Cook, and my favorite TV show host was definitely Jon Stewart (and Craig Kilborn before him). My favorite actor was Jim Carrey. Bill Maher was cool too. I loved Sarah Silverman. I mean, I literally was in love with Sarah Silverman. SNL was my thing. Mad TV was also funny, but dumb, low-brow humor. I watched MSNBC for all my news, and I watched mostly comedies in theaters (Old School anyone?). I didn’t know who Bill O’Reilly was, but I occasionally glanced at his show when I saw Dennis Miller – I recognized him from SNL. His rants were boring and over my head – what happened to that guy? Later on I learned to hate Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. I loved the Oscars, and I loved movies and shows with witty dialogue. There was no bias in media, just people who “got it,” and dumb people.

My favorite movie that year, by far, was Fahrenheit 9/11. I loved Michael Moore, and I hated George Bush with a passion. I thought he was dumb, a liar, and dangerous. He lied about Iraq, and he stole the election from Al Gore using voter fraud. Needless to say, first chance I got, I headed to the local election booth and voted for John Kerry. My first time voting. I was devastated and angry when John Kerry lost. How could the American public be so stupid? If racist southerners didn’t exist, George Bush wouldn’t be president. George Bush couldn’t even make a speech without fumbling his words. Sometimes I hated America. I wanted desperately to be rich and powerful so I could run for office as a Democrat one day – I would make the country great again, and save us from the incompetence of racists and dumb Republicans. I even knew how I would do it. I would promise the world, and say whatever needed to be said in order to get elected (because that’s what smart people do) – then I would run the country the right way.

kingscollegechapelwestI wanted to graduate from the best college, and I wanted to study something creative or intellectual like psychology, drama, sociology, physics, international relations, film, political science or anthropology. I thought I would obtain a law degree after college. I could become a powerful attorney, and do good in the world. Lawyers made good politicians. I went pre-law. Maybe one day, if I worked hard enough, I would receive a PhD in the field of my choice. I didn’t care about the cost. I could impress my family and friends with my vast knowledge and acumen, and I could use that knowledge to make the world a better place. I was a classic intellectual wanna-be, I just didn’t know it yet.

I loved my anthropology class. It made me realize how ignorant Americans were. I loved sociology, and I especially loved how my liberal professors would attack Republicans in class, and tell me what I already knew – we were good people, and those who were not like us were bad. I participated in discussions frequently and with passion. I was surrounded by a diverse student-body.

governor_arnold_schwarzeneggerWe went to a rally against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger because he was a Republican. It felt good to be so confident in myself, in my life’s goals, and in my immense knowledge of the world. I felt bad for those who didn’t attend college, and for those who didn’t study subjects like psychology, history, and anthropology. I thought they were “uneducated.” I felt especially bad for white southerners. I thought they were stupid, poor, and overly religious. I thought they were obsessed with guns, and I knew they were racist. While I felt bad for them – I mostly hated them. They weren’t like me. They would never be like me.

I didn’t know it at the time, but I was a little racist too (who isn’t?), I grew up in a rich all white east-coast town, and we listened to rap music and hip-hop. We thought the way they spoke was cool, and I didn’t really understand that the n-word was a terrible racial slur. It’s hard when you hear it every day on the radio. I didn’t know any black people, or any minorities at all until I moved into a city at age 18. I did know everyone was equal, and I never felt any hatred or animosity toward any race or religion. However, I was ignorant to the plight of others, and I felt superior because of my upbringing. I assumed if someone was black or Hispanic, they were disadvantaged. I had a responsibility like everyone else to make it up to them. I would do it in the future when I became a politician.

homeless-845752_960_720I also felt terribly bad for homeless people – I gave them money and food at every opportunity. After all, I was a good person, and a good Catholic. I even befriended a homeless African American couple who lived out of their car near my apartment. I gave them money and food and shook their hands and spent time with them. I sometimes walked blocks to visit them. I wanted to do more. Helping them made me feel great. I performed immense amounts of community service under an elected position – I was a community organizer – particularly helping downtrodden communities mostly populated with minorities. Members of our charity group received community service awards from President George W. Bush. I hated him, but I was happy he did such a thing. It made me feel important to be a part of something like that. I was a good person.

I felt this way for years. My transformation did not happen overnight, and there was no real “ah-ha” moment. I slowly became a conservative from age 19-23, and it wasn’t until I was 24 before I realized I was a full blown conservative Republican, and eventually a right-leaning libertarian. I remember my younger years with fondness. I looked at the world with bright eyes back then. I cared for everyone, and I wanted the best for all. I was happy and healthy and satisfied.

The Transformation

volkswagen_beetle_I grew up in a liberal middle-class household. My mother was a 1960s hippie and staunch feminist, and my father was a war veteran with socialist/communist/authoritarian leanings. Before they had kids, they drove a VW Beetle and hung out with other hippies. Both were granola well before that was even a term. They owned a horse farm and raised chickens. My mother smoked pot and went on camping trips with her old hippie buddies. We didn’t talk politics in our house, mostly because we already knew everyone agreed. I was my mother’s child, groomed as an east-coast Irish Catholic liberal. Our family adored the Kennedys, and we even had a family connection. My relatives all lived in or around New York, and we looked down upon those who lived elsewhere – even the west coast. My mother once described me as, “the most compassionate and empathetic person she had ever met.”

forrestgump2I remember when I was little my parents saw Forrest Gump in the theater. When they returned, they said they enjoyed the film, but they were angry at some of the portrayals. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my mother felt the film made 1960s hippies appear lost and misguided, while making the film’s protagonist a conservative Vietnam war-hero. She had trouble identifying with that.

The first time I remember being confused about my political affiliation, I was very young, maybe twelve years old. I was talking with my mother, and the subject of abortion came up. I asked her what she thought about abortion and she paused. She looked at me and said, “I believe it is the woman’s choice.” As young as I was, I remember to this day being confused by her reply. I was sure she meant she was pro-life, but I had never heard the phrase “woman’s choice.” She explained what it meant, and I replied, “but doesn’t the Catholic church say abortion is wrong?” She told me the church was wrong, and that abortion was a choice. In that moment, I was horrified. I couldn’t understand how my mother thought it was okay to kill unborn children. As I grew older, I realized a lot of people felt that way, and I became more comfortable with the concept of abortion being legal. I never fully embraced it, but accepted that it was what smart-people thought. This was the first and only time I questioned my ideology for many years.

6023429230_0b1584d232_bIt wasn’t until I was nearly 20 years old before I had my second incident. I saw a disheveled and sickly homeless woman outside a restaurant I frequented. She seemed frail. She had a cart filled with items and stopped me as I was exiting the parking lot in my car – she asked me if I had any money. I apologized and told her I did not have any money at the time (if I did I always gave abundantly to the homeless – even seeking them out), but I did have an untouched to-go order from the restaurant I was exiting – I planned on eating it at home. I felt terrible for her. I smiled and offered her my meal instead – I told her it was ordered to-go and untouched, and I held it out the car window for her. I was astonished when she smacked the food hard. It landed inside and on my car and on the ground, ketchup and all. She then screamed in my face, “I don’t want food you idiot, I want money so I can buy alcohol you [explective].” My face dropped. I couldn’t believe what had just happened. I apologized, raised my window and drove away. I looked at her in the rear-view mirror. I wasn’t angry, just sad. Clearly a one-off event, I thought. Plus, she was no danger to me. There are all types of people in this world.

_MG_6489Unfortunately, not a week later my girlfriend was visiting, and we were walking back to my apartment one afternoon. A homeless man (but not frail) approached us and asked me for money. As I had done so many times before, I handed him a $5 bill, and said, “have a good day,” with a smile. He took the money and said nothing. I turned and walked away with my girlfriend. A few moments later I realized he was following us. I cringed before he bellowed, “Hey, you got any more?” I turned around and apologized politely, “Sorry that’s all I have. I wish I had more for you.” We turned back and headed for home, but he picked up his pace, “I know you have more, I want more!” he screamed as we began to walk faster and faster. Before I knew it, we were in a full sprint running back to our apartment with the homeless man chasing us and screaming profanities at the top of his lungs. He threatened my girlfriend and ran towards us as fast as he could. He was not a weak individual – otherwise I would have confronted him. I was concerned for the safety of my girlfriend. When we finally arrived at my apartment – we were petrified. How would we get inside without him catching us? Luckily, one of my neighbors ran outside with a baseball bat just in time, and chased the man away. He probably saved our lives.

Needless to say, this was the last time I ever blindly gave money to a homeless person. I’m ashamed to admit this, but I hardly even look at them anymore – for safety reasons. I have a wife and children now, and my first responsibility is to protect them. I feel terrible about this, but the experience has changed me forever. Not a day goes by where I don’t feel guilty about this. I see them everywhere, but I’ve learned from my experiences. I now understand that many homeless people suffer from severe mental disabilities, or drug and alcohol addiction, and simply giving them money and food does little to help them. I’ve made a few exceptions over the years, but only when I am alone and confident the individual does not pose a threat and seems genuinely needy. I quickly made the connection between those homeless who need guidance, and those on welfare who needed the same. Resources can help, but they can also hurt. Primarily guidance, strong culture, non-dependency inducing safety nets, and a strong economy can help those who cannot help themselves.

Shortly after this experience, a dump truck slammed into the side of my apartment building – nearly killing a young couple and their baby, and destroying most of the vehicles in the parking lot. Apparently, the truck was moving well in excess of the speed limit, and the operator had been intoxicated. It was later discovered the man was an illegal immigrant, and I believe he was arrested at the scene. Just a few weeks later, an illegal immigrant held a knife to my throat after I asked for a refund on a fraudulent parking charge. He threatened to kill me. The police were called, but they did not arrest the man – they let him go free despite having several witnesses – and despite the fact that he was clearly an illegal immigrant.

Shortly thereafter, two illegal immigrants slammed into my vehicle as I was making a turn – destroying my car. Since they were uninsured, I had to donate the wreck to a charity and buy a new car. Some time later, my car was struck by two more illegal immigrants in a large truck, and I had to cover the cost again as they were also uninsured. I was told by the police that there was nothing they could do. I became aware of how money and insurance worked, and concerned with state laws which allow illegal immigrants to remain uninsured and free from deportation. I felt bad for the illegal immigrants. They’re trying to make a new life for themselves and for their families. People have done that in America since its inception. Still, I resented the fact that they weren’t here legally while others were waiting in line for years. I resented that they weren’t paying taxes, yet sending their children to our public schools. I resented that they held so many jobs which could go to struggling American families. I resented that they didn’t have car insurance, and I resented that they filled our emergency rooms, but often didn’t make payments. I thought to myself, “Don’t condemn others, this nation was built by immigrants,” but I couldn’t help but remind myself they were breaking the law, every day, while millions of other immigrants did it the right way all throughout our history. It took me a while to realize the fault was not with the illegal immigrants, but entirely with our government. Without borders, and without enforcing laws on the books, we have no nation at all.


It wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that everything started to change. I became concerned with the student loans my parents had taken out for my education, and I realized that I would need to make a lot of money after graduation in order to help them pay it off. I started to notice the cost of tuition, the cost of housing, the cost of food, and the cost of books. I couldn’t believe how expensive they were. I felt I was wasting my time taking random classes when I could be studying something useful. I felt guilty and silly for choosing such an expensive private school. I began researching lucrative careers. After realizing I would need to incur significant additional debt in order to become a practicing lawyer – I decided to switch my major to accounting. Accounting offered the best bang for my buck. No additional schooling required. Unfortunately, my love for math was limited, and after a short while I switched from accounting to finance. Being admitted to the business school was one of my proudest accomplishments.

Immediately, I began taking business classes. I was completely enamored with the applications. I now understood that business was everywhere, and that our entire society as we know it was built by amazing business men and women. Over the next two years, I learned that business is not evil, it’s the backbone of every society. In fact, many business owners care a great deal about ethics and morality. Without business, we would be like North Korea, or the USSR. My love for business eventually turned into a love for America, and for capitalism. I began to admire and appreciate the founding fathers and the power of the free market, and I developed a deep respect for businesses that did extra good for the world. I realized that business and capitalism helps those who need it most. I also learned that the government doesn’t create jobs or wealth, it only redistributes and misappropriates it. I learned that politicians don’t know much about anything except politics, and I learned that they lie – especially the Democrats. I know this, because I was a Democrat, and I was willing to lie “for the greater good.” I also know this, because I wasn’t well informed on economics and business before I became well informed. I thought I knew – but I didn’t know anything. I learned that increasing the minimum wage hurts the people it’s supposed to help. I learned that taxes and regulation can destroy the economy and hurt people from all walks of life, and I learned that all welfare states eventually fail. I learned that the media has a liberal bias – a heavy one. All media, even movies and newspapers. Even network news. Even morning news and daytime talk. Even television shows. Even polling is biased. All run by journalism majors and drama majors and English majors. All the things I wanted to study when I was still liberal. I learned the only bastions for people like me were Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the internet and talk radio. I learned that the vast majority of people are bigoted against these bastions because they do not share their beliefs.


I learned there is nothing democratic about the DNC. I learned about the really bad things too, like corporatism and special interests. I discovered that corporatism can only exist with a powerful government, and therefore, having a limited government is essential for a democracy in order to protect liberty and freedom for all. I learned that there is no good socialism – socialism leads to fascism and/or communism – or, at the very least, poverty for all. It stifles competition, incentive and innovation, and creates artificial surpluses and shortages. Eventually, we run out of other people’s money – and we’re left with bloated and powerful government, corporatism, and then fascism. I heard all the arguments: Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, and Norway. These countries are small, and benefit from natural resources, culture, and other factors which make up for their socialist programs. They are also capitalist at their core. Denmark is not a socialist nation, says its prime minister. “Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy,” he said in response to Bernie Sanders. These countries are like large companies with nice perks. Most liberals who sing their praises have never even visited them – but I have. I own companies there.

I learned that political correctness is threatening our liberty. The founding fathers taught us this. I learned that the income tax is a new thing – and it’s oppressive. I learned that liberals want big government, and conservatives want small government. I learned that I am a libertarian. I read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I read Ayn Rand. I read Milton Friedman. I read Thomas Sowell. I read about Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, and Abraham Lincoln. I also read numerous books on the markets, business, management and finance. Around this time, I visited some old friends, and discovered that they were mostly ignorant, and generally very bigoted. They were all liberal. The day I graduated, the support from my parents stopped. Thankfully, I made good money at my job. I also worked over 100 hours per week, nearly every day, even on Christmas. I never received any inheritance or loans. My parents didn’t have enough for themselves let alone me. The bills racked up, and the responsibilities started. I had $75,000 in student loans to repay, and the government was taxing me at an effective rate of 60%.

I became a Republican because the Libertarian party needs some work, and I got new friends.

Around this time, I was the victim of a robbery in my home. An African American man had broken in and stolen thousands of dollars of property from me and my girlfriend. Additionally, he stole my computer which contained years of work and countless weeks and months of assignments and school materials. We discovered he was casing the apartment for weeks, literally waiting outside while we were sleeping, even entering the unit while we slept. The next week, my girlfriend and I broke up. I blamed this person for my bad luck, and was so angry that someone would steal something from me which had so much more value to me. The insurance would never pay for my lost work, or repair my relationship with my girlfriend. I never felt so down, but I also felt bad for the man. I wondered if his upbringing had caused him to commit such a senseless crime. I pondered his childhood and his surroundings. I realized he must have had a very different experience from my own. I no longer felt guilty, but I felt more determined than ever to help him. Part of me realized, this man might have had a job if he wasn’t competing with under-paid illegal immigrants. Part of me realized he was suffering from a disintegration of the black family. The out-of-wedlock birthrate among African American women is 72%.

After graduation, I took a job working on Wall Street (if you can call it that). I learned about the markets, finance, and wealth management. Early on in my career, and even during my final months of schooling, I became aware of a pending financial collapse originating in the housing sector. I recognized that the government was directly responsible for creating the bubble, and I watched as it burst. I was involved with calculating the losses on Wall Street. I was astounded to see the politicians call the bankers out while assuming no responsibility for themselves. I watched as the politicians handed out massive bailouts with taxpayer dollars with their right hand – while wagging their finger at the financiers with their left. I learned that financiers are just regular people – most of whom are really good people. They are a product of their environment – just like everyone else.

bernie-sandersI watched as those same politicians racked up trillions in national debt, made our problems worse, introduced QE 1, 2 and 3, and lowered interest rates to an unprecedented zero percent for 7 years – directly transferring trillions in wealth from poor to rich, saver to borrower, and young to old. I watched as self-proclaimed socialist politicians blamed the “billionaires” for all our problems while taking no responsibility for themselves. I watched as the American public blindly voted for these politicians, oblivious to the real cause of their plight, and oblivious to the much larger government-induced bubble looming in the financial markets today. One that threatens their savings, and their children’s future. I watched as African Americans voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in the primaries (essentially wanting four more years of Barack Obama), oblivious to the job losses, net worth losses and income losses the black community has suffered under Obama and other Democrats. Oblivious to the degradation in race relations that has occurred. Oblivious to the history of the Republican Party – the party that freed the slaves. The party that passed the Civil Rights Act in the face of massive opposition from Senate and House Democrats. The party that rejected racism and bigotry. The party that embraced liberty and freedom for all above all else. The party that respects property and individuals and our rights. The party that really can help the poor and disadvantaged. The party that has a branding problem, and an electorate problem. The party that was libertarian before it wasn’t as much. The party that wishes it could give the racists back to the Democrats, but can’t seem to shake them (ever since Barry Goldwater).

The Result


Today, I am a business owner, and an entrepreneur. I voted for John McCain and Mitt Romney. I’ve created real jobs for other people. It’s very stressful writing checks. I have a family I am proud of – and I am struggling like everyone else to make it in this increasingly complex and unfair world. Today I am jaded, even sad. I look at the world with different eyes. I no longer see brightness, I see problems and bad actors. I pay way too much in tax, and there is too much regulation affecting my business and all businesses. Our entitlement system is unsustainable, and my family is suffering under generational theft and CPI inflation. I’m worried about our liberty and my family’s safety.

businessman-336621_960_720My profession and my political party are vilified in the media every day. I want to move away. I have less friends, and I am less fun. I don’t go to the gym enough. Apparently I’m not funny anymore, and all I care about is money (not true). I hate Hollywood, and can hardly stand the liberal elite. I watched Jon Stewart until he retired only in jest. Films make me angry when they are liberally biased. SNL is funny but biased. I despise MSNBC. I hate Michael Moore, Bill Maher and my old crush Sarah Silverman. I miss George Bush and regret hating him. I enjoy Fox News and Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, the Wall Street Journal and Rush Limbaugh. I like all the Republican candidates although Donald Trump scares me with his nationalism and his statist approach. My liberal friends and family think I’m lame, and my own mother has said I’ve “gone to the dark side.” It’s frustrating when my own sibling tells me my political ideology is tantamount to condoning mass murder (this actually happened). During this time I realized the most oppressed group of people in the United States today are conservatives and libertarians.

I’ve seen LGBT libertarians and conservatives attacked and physically threatened for their political beliefs – despite being a “protected class” otherwise. I’ve seen wealthy people vilified, mocked and ridiculed – not unlike the jews in Nazi Germany. I’ve seen white people being told to “get to the back of the line,” and, “blacks and people of color only. No whites allowed.” I’ve seen white kids get rejected from schools and jobs solely because of their skin color. I’ve seen hate mobs violently attack and brutally beat libertarians, conservatives, and particularly those LGBT members who shock the system with their rejection of progressive thought. I’ve seen bloodied and beaten Trump supporters, and I’ve seen Black Lives Matter members assault non-conforming people in restaurants, libraries, campuses and other public and private places. I’ve seen the vitriol slung at members of the media who choose not to represent liberal ideology. I’ve seen conservative reporters attacked, mocked, pushed and humiliated in public. I saw a whole group of white reporters being forced to “stand behind the black reporters.” Yes, there is still racism and bigotry among typically poor whites, but the tables have clearly turned. I’ve seen massive corruption and fraud, scapegoating, corporatism at its worst, and statism in a system run by Democrats – the party of the KKK then, and Black Lives Matter now. Not coincidentally perhaps the two most prominent supremacy hate groups of the last two centuries. Democrats who simultaneously pander to and manipulate the masses – ruining millions of lives in the process. I’ve seen a rise in nationalism, socialism, fascism and more statism through the likes of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

I learned that men are oppressed – and modern feminists are sexist. Feminists today are not the same as feminists of the 60s and 70s – just like Black Lives Matter has nothing in common with the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks. I’ve learned that it’s not enough for women to attend college more often, and to run the biggest companies, and to get the jobs they want, and to win a nomination for President of the United States – I learned that feminist women today want men to feel like apes and rapists-in-waiting. I learned that they want to force the private marketplace to pay women more for equal work, and more than men – not the same – despite their different career choices and family choices. I’ve seen them completely, and utterly emasculate men from all walks of life. I’ve seen state laws basically requiring men to get a signature before kissing a girl – and courts and media treating them as guilty until proven innocent when accused of practically anything. I’ve seen men treated like garbage by women who think it’s empowering to degrade them – and equally empowering to take them for everything they’re worth, including their children, with the full support of the “justice” system.

Much worse than all of this, I’ve seen millions and millions of unborn children killed in the womb by a society which actively and aggressively supports mass murder – pure unadulterated genocide.

I can’t hold back my frustration about how things are, and where we are going. I’m less confident. I am less healthy, more stressed, and generally worried about our future. I’ve forgotten how to feel good about myself, and I no longer receive joy from helping others. I find it to be selfish. I still surf sometimes. I like being funny. I miss being creative. I miss my liberal friends – they all seem to dislike me now as if I am no longer “one of them.” I miss being a liberal and fitting in with my family and old friends. A lot.

However, with all that said. I would never go back. Never. Ever. Ever. Not in a hundred million years.

I’ve discovered a whole world of people who think like me, and who know what I know. I’d rather be sad then wrong. Now, I just need to work on being happy again.

Today, I am a very different person.

Today, I am a conservative, and a libertarian.