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Nationally, the Good and Bad of These Hot August Days

I just returned from vacation at the lake in Minnesota with kids and grandkids. We enjoyed the water and tubing and sailing. I love August. It’s still summer in spite of the kids returning to the government indoctrination centers next week. Have you noticed that the start date keeps moving to an earlier date? When I went to school, it started after Labor Day. The bureaucrats think that they own your kids and they want them 24/7,360 so that they can indoctrinate them with liberal statist values.

They won’t be majoring in reading, writing and arithmetic. They’ll be told all about the global warming apocalypse, how we all need to affirm people for choosing sodomy and child killing, how to put on a condom, how white men have oppressed the world, how the collective power of government is the only way to solve problems and bring prosperity, how evil corporations are exploiting and killing us, how Republicans are all rich white guys who want women to die in back alleys, on and on ad infinitum. Democrats have a three pronged strategy for maintaining a permanent majority: public school indoctrination, creation of a permanent dependent class, and illegal immigration. They’re about to hit the trifecta with the help of RINOs like McCain and Rubio who say that Republicans must grant amnesty to win future elections. What a ruse! These guys must surely be working for the Democrats.

One of the things that I love about August is that Congress goes on recess and the President goes on vacation, so I am spared from the circus in Washington and it’s likely that for at least a month the government won’t invent some new way of screwing me. But, I have to admit that I like those special hearings where Congress grills the bureaucrats, even if it is all just for show. Watching Clapper nervously scratch his head while lying was a classic. I also enjoy hearing Trey Gowdy chew out snobby bureaucrats like Lois Lerner. Congress should just do a reality show where they kill off bureaucrats on live TV and forget about that whole legislating farce. We would all be safer and richer.

Another nice change that happens in August is when network news shows fill in with substitute hosts while the biggies go on vacation. Sometimes, I prefer the subs. This was the case this morning when John Roberts filled in for Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. It was refreshing to hear some tough questions coming from a conservative/ constitutional perspective and absent the fawning praise for Obama.

The main topic of debate was the NSA spying scandal. It highlighted the division in the Republican Party over the NSA spying program specifically, but more generally between the civil liberty advocates and the statist advocates. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) represented civil liberties concerns, while Congressman Peter King (RINO-NY) defended the program as a necessary “security” measure. John Roberts was adept at calling out King’s misrepresentation of the facts. King attempted to claim that, “No Americans’ rights were violated with that.” Roberts was quick to remind King that thousands of people had their privacy invaded, even if it was done by mistake.

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Rick David

Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.