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THE BATTLE HAS JUST STARTED by Michael Connelly

Friday, November 18, 2016 9:38
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Michael Connelly
November 8, 2016 was a historic night for America. A political outsider named Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States against overwhelmingly odds, The American people rose up and declared that were tired of a Washington D.C. establishment that looked on them not as free people who were in charge of the government, but instead subjects of an elitist government that wished to control every aspect of their lives.
            The victory seems to be complete with Republicans maintaining control of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and in a position to gain control of the U.S. Supreme Court for decades. This is certainly a cause for celebration, but we must realize that the battle for the preservation of our Constitutional Republic is far from over; in fact it has just started. The leftists that control the Democrat party have no intention of responding to the will of the American people by revising their radical positions. Instead, they are doubling down by preparing to appoint Keith Ellison, a far left Muslim member of the House of Representatives to be the new chairman of the DNC.
            The leftist controlled robots are taking to the streets not just to protest Trump’s election, but to riot, loot, attack police officers, set fires, break windows, and destroy privately owned businesses, and repeatedly call for the overturning of the election even by a revolution. However, I have yet to hear Hillary Clinton or any other leader of the Democrat party step forward and condemn these actions. That is because they fully condone them.
            From the 1960s and even before, violence has always been a part of the left wing playbook, and they don’t care who gets hurt as long as they can further their ultimate goal of domination. We not only have to recognize this, but also understand that despite their loss in this election the leftists still control critical parts of American society. They control most of our universities and many school districts throughout our country. This gives them the opportunity to continue to indoctrinate our children to accept socialism or a form of communism as the preferred form of government. They will not be taught the history of our republic and will certainly not be taught about the Constitution. 
            The left also continues to control the mainstream media and it will not let up on its attacks on Donald Trump, the Republican Congress, or conservatives. The personal attacks, distortions, and outright lies will accelerate, as will the efforts to cause increased tensions along racial, economic, ethnic, and religious lines. In other words, the leftist agenda will remain the same; follow the socialist agenda of creating chaos, and again it does not matter to them who gets hurt in the process.
            So the question for the rest of us is how do we fight and defeat this onslaught. First and foremost we have to make sure that Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in the House and Senate fulfill their obligations to the American people that elected them. They must be relentless in appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court and other federal courts. If the Democrats in the Senate try to block these appointments then we must pressure Mitch McConnell to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” in order to set aside the current Senate rule that requires 60 Senators to vote to even allow the full Senate to vote on any bill brought before it.
            When Harry Reid was in control of the Senate he did not hesitate to suspend this rule to help Obama appointees get confirmed. In my view, while the Senate in allowed to make its own rules, it is not allowed to ignore the Constitution which is what I believed this cloture rule does. The rule dilutes the voting power of the American people and is on its face, unconstitutional. The Constitution established two houses in Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both were set up to pass legislation by a simple majority vote. The cloture rule in the Senate is therefore a perversion of the Constitution and simply means that our votes for members of the U.S. Senate do not count.
            I believe that Mitch McConnell should have the Republican majority in the Senate abolish this rule so that our votes count. Otherwise, the Democrats in the Senate will be in control and can block most of the Republican agenda from being passed in spite of the clear will of the American people. This will mean that it is likely that sanctuary cities will continue to protect illegal alien criminals, Obamacare will continue, and Congressional gridlock will not go away.
            We must also take back our local school boards, and our city and county governments. Only then can we keep our families and our country truly safe.
Michael Connelly

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