God bless Trump
You Snowflakes won’t get this, and you secular Progressive Elites won’t get it either — but the rest of thinking masses should. There really was only one logical choice in the 2016 Presidential election — and fortunately for we who cherish life, liberty and unrestrained freedom — Donald J. Trump was that man!
Bernie Sanders would have beaten Hillary, if the game had been played fairly, but he was running against the Clinton Machine — known to use every trick in the book to “take what she felt was rightfully hers.” She had no agenda — other than to continue in Obama’s footsteps, and the real clincher that tugged at her backer’s heartstrings was: “It’s my turn!” If that’s not a persuasive phrase, I don’t know what is. Ha!
Bernie’s message resonated with every minority, be they ethnic, racial, sexual, or disadvantaged in any manner or form. Anyone who could claim “victimhood” in whatever classification they chose to use, would be a good Bernie supporter. Bernie’s socialistic proclivities were very attractive to so many, but Hillary saw that early on and was able to throw him under the bus with time to spare.
His plans to redistribute the nation’s riches was a winning lottery ticket in every voter’s pocket. It would never have worked, but that’s OK — the idea was there. Famous economists for thousands of years have agreed that the giving of something to those who do nothing to earn it will destroy both the giver and the donor. Athens and Rome learned the hard way, but their failed examples are still wanting to be tried in modern cultures everywhere. Politicians keep trying to be “everything” for “everybody” and the victim classes will keep the pressure on them to do so.
Fortunately, we are still a God-fearing, Judeo-Christian, nation — and we have a President who is not afraid to profess it — and pray for it and about it. Wow! We have needed this for a long, long time — if for no other reason than to tick off the liberals. We will either be a godly nation or a nation gone under!
So, we’ve someone who has their faith based in Jesus Christ — and is interested in rescuing a nation destined for socialism, and returning it “to the people” as originally conceived by our Creator and our founding fathers. Whew! May God bless Donald Trump, and the United States of America.
Of refunds and requests
As a result of the settlement of Case No. CIVDS160498 by Christina Lopez-Burton vs. Town of Apple Valley, the town was forced to reduce the bi-monthly sewer charge by $7.20. My last two bills reflect that reduction. In addition, though, I believe the town owes each account so overcharged a refund of at least $43.20 for the period from April 2016 through February 2017 (six bi-monthly periods x $7.20 each).
I hand-delivered a letter requesting such refund to the Town Clerk's office on June 1. After waiting two weeks and receiving no reply, I sent an email to the Town Clerk with a copy of my letter attached, requesting status of my request and a reply as to when I could expect payment.
Now, after another week, I still don't have a response. What's wrong with that Office that they can't respond to a simple request? Maybe they're concerned they'll have to refund everyone they overcharged and don't want to start down that road.
R. E. Bonson
Old Tyme Religion
Did you know that a new book has been added to the New Testament? It's the Gospel According to Fox News. Like the rest of the New Testament, the Gospel of Fox News is infallible and inerrant. Since Christianity is the only true religion, then it follows that Fox News is the only true source of news. With its monopoly on the truth, why should Fundamentalist Christians watch anything else? They don't. It's all a part of blind faith. Only problem is that blind faith is blind to any other viewpoint than its own.
It's a safe, snug warm cocoon. Original thinking is frowned upon. What's to think about if you are right and everybody else is wrong unless they believe exactly as you do? It's the kind of religious thinking that leads to zealotry and intolerance. More people have been killed by Christianity than Islam could ever dream about. But give the Muslims time. Christianity has had a 600-year head start on the killing of infidels and heretics. Islam will be catching up someday.
So, stay just where you are — in your safe, cozy cocoon. Don't ever leave the security of blind faith and metamorphose into a beautiful, truth-seeking butterfly enjoying all the colors of free thinking as you flutter around in world of tolerance and respect for other people's spiritual thoughts. Or you can keep the faith of that Olde Tyme Religion as time and progress and evolution pass you by.
In my last letter I pointed out the importance of being well informed concerning our Constitution and how our government was designed to function. We need to know and understand our history and the principles upon which the Founders relied upon in our founding. We need to understand the seriousness of the risks they undertook in obtaining our liberties, and the sacrifices that were made to that end. I see this as being self evident. But don't take my word for it. Listen to those who lived, fought, and died to establish our freedom, which we are privileged to enjoy more than 200 years later.
George Washington said, "Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light." Thomas Jefferson said, "If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed." James Madison said, "A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy." Benjamin Franklin: "A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." Sam Adams: "No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved." Thomas Paine: "When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
You can be assured that those progressives who began infiltrating themselves into our system of education back in the 1960s had a goal, and a plan to achieve it.