Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns

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Our Southern border is being invaded. It is estimated that this year alone over 1 million illegal aliens will enter the country. Criminal aliens, both legal and illegal, make up 27 percent of all federal prisoners. Yet non-citizens are only about nine percent of the nation’s adult population. Thus, judging by the numbers in federal prisons alone, non-citizens commit federal crimes at three times the rate of citizens. Reviewing the criminal histories of 55,322 aliens in federal or state prisons and local jails who “entered the country illegally.” Those illegal aliens were arrested 459,614 times, an average of 8.3 arrests per illegal alien, and committed almost 700,000 criminal offenses, an average of roughly 12.7 offenses per illegal alien.

Drugs pour across our Southern Border at a dizzying rate. Cocaine, Heroin, Fentanyl, Marijuana, Cocaine and other types of illicit drugs continue to pour in, spreading their misery and death across our nation. Gangs of criminals stream in, bringing with them mayhem to our society. Our status as a nation is in jeopardy. Our country, or for that matter any country cannot continue to exist without borders, and that is where we are now. This is our version of “Rome Burning”.

Congress is the only branch of government that can fix this, our most critical issue. It is up to Congress to construct and pass laws to protect our country and improve our society. No other branch of government has been given that authority. They can reconstruct our immigration system to make it fair, efficient, and and beneficial for our society. They have the power to protect our borders, close loopholes that attract foreign hordes from coming illegally, and bring some sense into how we select people for immigration into our society. This selection can and should be based on merit, with a design that also embraces true amnesty for those fleeing their countries for their very lives.

Congress instead ignores the issue, and focuses almost entirely on investigating the President for crimes that he did not commit. Congressional panels are focused on investigating the President, his family, his finances, his personal and business associates and anyone else they deem helpful in undermining his ability to serve a second term. They also blame him for the border crisis, rather than do anything in their power to stop it. They are our version of “Nero fiddling”!

The 2020 election is coming sooner than many realize. This is our opportunity to elect people to Congress that will actually do their jobs and stop the insanity at our border. We the people have the power to put out the fire and put our “Nero’s” back where they belong. It is up to us to send the “Do Nothing” Congress back home, elect a new Congress with people willing to do their job as specified in our Constitution. Yes, your vote counts and could very well determine the salvation of our nation!


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Do you walk on the other side of the street when you see seedy people coming towards you?

Do you protect your handbag when a group of youths of color approach?

Do you sit in another subway car if the one you embark on has loud ruffians?

Do you evaluate a new neighborhood by making assumptions about the neighbors?

Do you slow down your vehicle when you think that there may be a policeman ahead?

Do you look twice at the dark-skinned man in a turban boarding the same plane as yourself?

Do you watch the stranger with some trepidation as he walks up your front walkway?

It is a natural human condition to prejudge situations.  It is one of our best defenses, and is a natural action that is ingrained in every one of us.  Prejudging situations keeps us safe, and eliminates much random violence and criminality.  Profiling, a subset of prejudice, is how we absolutely protect not just ourselves, but our families. 

Tying prejudice in with racism is done all the time to divide us.   The narratives that keep this alive abound on the left.  We are told that prejudice leads to racism, and that we have to fight to eliminate this sin from ourselves.  We are told that we should not judge racial groups by personal experience or habit, because we should give everyone the benefit of the doubt.  We are told never to profile a person, that the act itself is evil.  We even tell our security men (TSA) at the airport not to profile anyone.  In the same paragraph we are also told that diversity is our strength.  In that thought, the left also prejudges all white men to be the problem with most of society.

The whole argument against prejudice is crazy!  We are told to eliminate one of our greatest security gifts from God in order to achieve “Social Justice”.  Yet, these same social justice warriors prejudge “toxic white masculinity”, white men in general, and white people.  They find great fault with white existence, but find people of color to be faultless, and clean as driven snow.  This is done with a great deal of prejudice and profiling on their part, driven by their desire to marginalize white people in particular politically.

Prejudice is not going away.  SJW’s can scream about it all they want.  People of all colors and backgrounds practice prejudice on a constant basis, and that will never stop.  The “law of the jungle” states that only the fittest survive, and the fittest pre-judge their situations on a minute by minute basis. 

Prejudice is a tool.  Like all tools, it can be used for good, or it can be used for evil. Most people use it for good, and those that use it for nefarious reasons will never stop.  Instead of fighting prejudice, we should embrace the good in it, and continue to point out that there are those that use the tool as an evil wedge against us all. 

My wife and I will continue to pre-judge our life’s journey.  We proudly wear the badge of prejudiced people.  How about you?


There was a time when our 2-party system worked.  Both parties, although different in noticeable ways, held the same basic values at each of their cores.  The Constitution set up the system of government and guaranteed certain rights. The Constitution has given us separation of powers, so that no one man or group can lord over all others.   This system of separation of powers has worked well over the years, and afforded us stability that is lacking in most other world governments.  Not only did it give us inalienable rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but amendments to the document expanded on those rights, making the USA the freest country in the world.  Our economic system, Capitalism, was never in question, and made our economy the envy of the world.  Our military was admired by our citizens of every stripe, and either welcomed or feared by our allies and enemies alike.  These core values were never in question, until lately.

The Republican Party still holds these values in their core.  Every day they have to battle to ensure that these values are not trampled upon, but the Democrats are pursuing change to our way of life that would end America as we know it.  AOC and her “squad” promote a toxic mix of socialism and identity politics, along with a very destructive brand of environmentalism with “THE GREEN NEW DEAL” and with their social media tools, are constantly messaging large followings on these topics.  These 4 women, along with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have moved the Democrat Party far to the left, embracing government-controlled health care, the eventual end to most constitutional amendments, and effectively advocating the destruction of our Constitution.  They call for open borders, the dissolution of ICE, and the welcoming of hordes of people from other less fortunate countries.  These people are more than welcome because they are coming for social benefits, and will vote for those benefits, they will vote Democrat.  In fact, they are advocating for the destruction of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  They believe that they can create a Socialist Utopia, with the state controlling every aspect of our lives.  This of course, would mean the destruction of our economy, and the forfeiture of our freedom. 

24 Democrats are currently running for President.  They all are in their own ways advocating for this dangerous form of political and economic change in our country.  They are doubling down on the divisive strategy of identity politics, and vilifying all that do not agree with them.  They, along with a good portion of the Democratic Party, have in effect morphed into something entirely different than their name suggests.  Their advocations indicate that the Democratic Party of yesterday is dead, is just a rotting hulk.  The only thing recognizable that is left is the name.  Everything else points to the party now of record is the Socialist Party, with little to nothing about it Democratic. 

The 2020 election is to be the most important one we have had since Lincoln.  This election will determine whether we will continue to be a country that values individual freedom, values the economic freedom of Capitalism, or the tyranny of Socialism.  This election will also decide if we are to remain a country, or with open borders to devolve into nothing more than a failed experiment.  People, our votes will count.  We can vote to keep the country we love, or to embrace the shackles that will be put upon us by the party that once was “Democratic”.