Wow! 2017 has come and gone, and what a year it was!
1. Tax reform!
2. Economy killing regulations were eliminated.
3. The economy is growing again!
4. Illegal immigration has been checked.
5. The wall is “in progress”.
6. The military is regaining its strength.
7. Our national respect has been renewed.
8. Bad trade deals are being re-negotiated.
9. Bad international agreements are being reviewed for change.
10.The United Nations has been put on notice for their excesses.
11.Our judicial system is being renewed with fresh conservative faces.
12.The “deep state” has been exposed and the “swamp” is slowly being drained.
13.Government is shrinking.
14.Political Correctness is dying, soon to find the “ash heap” of history.
15.Obamacare is on its way out.
16.American malaise is ending, with a fresh new spirit of national pride emerging.
17.Iran and North Korea are being dealt with properly for the first time, with the hope that peace can come to both of these countries.

This all happened with the election of a President that the media and Liberal Progressives hate. Donald Trump has lit the fire of the American Spirit, and we are now on a journey that will lead us to greater heights both economically and as more united nation, in spite of the roadblocks presented to him. The left is slowly but surely losing their battle to take us in another direction. At the end of this year, our President now has favorability polls approaching 50%, better than at any other time in his short Presidency.

How did we get to a point where so much had to be fixed? That is a question that has been bantered around for some time, and with a short examination, the answer will unfold. We start with the election of Barack Hussein Obama. Prior to his election there were a lot of red flags, with a father and mother that were avowed communists, his father a devout muslim, his connections to Acorn, Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Saul Alinsky, George Soros, Gus Grissom, the Muslim Brotherhood, Black Panthers, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan and others, it seems surprising that he wasn’t on a FBI watchlist, rather than a Junior Senator running for President. The media acted as his biggest cheerleaders, ignoring these connections and applauding this “up and coming black politician” for being in the race for President. With the exception of Fox News, one would think that this guy was almost as holy as Jesus Christ, rather than a radical muslim communist intent on bringing down the USA.

Obama promised to fundamentally transform the very nature of our country. He promised hope, change and unity, but did not get to involved with what that fundamental transformation would look like. The general population readily embraced this charismatic speaker and bought into the vagaries of his promises, without asking for specifics. He was elected 2 times with people that did not understand that he was in fact a Progressive Liberal Socialist/Communist intent on breaking our economy, military and spirit in order to impose his radical ideology on us. He couldn’t do it in 8 years, our economy is too resilient, even with 20 trillion in debt, our military downgraded was still more capable than any other in the world, and Americans were waking up to the fact that they actually elected a bad player, a Manchurian Candidate, rather than a patriot. He put his hopes in the election of Hillary Clinton, assured that 4 or even 8 more years of his policies continued under her reign would be what it would take to complete his promise of “fundamental transformation”. Little did he or his supporters understand that an American re-awakening was in progress, and his dream of a socialist America was about to come to an abrupt end with the defeat of Hillary, and the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America.

Our President is still under attack from the left, and no one else but he could possibly take the attack, attack back and weather their storm. He, in fact is fundamentally transforming the USA with his “America First” policy, and we are seeing results early in his Presidency. I believe that by the end of 2018, we will see an excellent economy, a return of jobs from overseas, better trade agreements, more people back to work, our borders protected, a sensible immigration policy, restructured health system, and a national renewal in the understanding of why America is Great Again! His battle has just begun, but there is confidence that he will prevail, and so will the American people! MAGA!

The alt-right straw man?

In Charlottesville, the leftists greatly outnumbered the “America First” side.  In Laguna Beach last night, the “America First” right wing protesters were outnumbered forty to one.  With the total estimated headcount for both the protest and counter protest at 2500, that would mean that the “America First” crew would have been approximately 51 individuals.    This seems to be what happens with most of these rally’s, with the left swarming violently over the opposition.

Who are these Alt-right groups that the left is most concerned about?  According to their signs, they are most concerned with the KKK and NAZI’s.  Doing research, I found that reliable sources estimate that the KKK has between 5000 to 8000 members nationwide, mostly in southern states.  By contrast, The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates that there are 99 Neo-Nazi groups nationwide.  The biggest is the National Socialist Movement with approximately 400 members in 32 states.  The other 98 groups are mostly local in scope and have less than 20 members each.  Doing the math, that would give them a maximum total of somewhere between 2,400 and 3,000 individual members nationwide.  Given these numbers, combining both these groups at maximum count would give them a reach with 11,000 members nationwide.

Now let’s take a look at some of the most prominent protesters on the Alt-Left side.  Antifa is a group that we see at all these rallies, and there is no way to discern their numbers, being that they are so secretive that they even cover their faces in public.  What has been reported is that they have chapters in every major city in the USA and their numbers are growing.  If nothing else, we can guess that they outnumber the combined numbers of Neo-Nazi’s and KKK members by a lot.

The next Alt-Left group that is very visible at these rallies are the BLM, or Black Lives Matter group.  Pew Research estimates that 41% of blacks strongly support BLM and it’s methods.  There are approximately 41 million blacks in the USA, so BLM supporters are approximately 16,810,000 BLM supporters nationwide and growing.  That means that there are far more Alt-Left members in the country than Alt-Right members!

So why then is there so much press focusing on the KKK and Nazi’s?  I wonder if it is simply to take our minds off of the rapidly growing far left side of our politics?  Maybe we are actually focusing on the wrong set of people?  BLM and Antifa are radical, violent groups that are growing and have numbers easily in the millions.  Shouldn’t that be our focus?  Wouldn’t they be the ones most likely to have a destructive effect on our society?  Is the Alt-Right simply a straw man?