Sheriff David Clarke may be appointed over Homeland Security..and the left is already eviscerating him!

david-clarkeI am waiting and hoping to see President-elect Donald Trump appoint Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke over Homeland Security.

The fact Sheriff Clarke is a patriotic black man who supported Trump and may now have a key role in his administration is putting the liberal media in a quandary…

Do they criticize Trump’s potential choice and risk being called racist?  Of course they do!

The attached article is from a liberal, left-leaning site; however, it offers insight into the mental, amoral gymnastics of the liberal left!  Some of the quotes in this article are inflammatory and defenseless. Consider the following examples used to describe Sheriff Clarke: “Right-wing extremist’s…using racist, sexist, and offensive language to disparage activists, and protesters, specifically the Black Lives Matter movement…[and my favorite criticism]…Clarke refused to call Hillary Clinton by her name throughout the campaign, referring to her instead as “Mrs. Bill Clinton.”

https://thinkprogress.org/david-clarke-explainer-7bac903cc07c#.zpt5gz3cx

Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

AMERICA IS ON THE BRINK OF SELF-DESTRUCTION and, if Hillary Clinton is Elected President, Working Americans Will Not Survive The Financial Holocaust That Is Coming

america-in-crisisThe politics in America and the rhetoric that dominates the news should awaken us all to the reality that America is not at a political crossroads; we are at the cliff’s edge of political and moral debacle.

I grieve for my country and countrymen because a rabid, socialist political class that crosses Democratic and Republican party lines has distorted the minds and hearts of our citizens.  I loathe media liberals who serve as the cover for a moral and political corruption that exceeds the average American’s imagination.  I fear…fear that the freedoms that made America the envy of the world is being lost by a generation so narcissistic and self-absorbed they are participants and supporters of their own enslavement.millenials

The spiritual, moral, and financial corruption in Washington, DC is so overwhelming and blatant that Americans have become cynical and desensitized to the sad reality we are on a trajectory of imminent self-destruction.  These United States were founded upon Christian principles, but we have rejected God, the sanctity of human life and marriage, and the principles of right and wrong embedded in our laws from the Bible.  The open-wickedness of our society is so great that the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah’s citizens is muted by our nation’s rush to its own judgment.

The ruling class has all but destroyed the American dream for the working class.  If Hillary Clinton is elected president and Americans are foolish enough to give Democrats a majority in the Senate, and open seats on the Supreme Court…we will forever lose the America the majority of us love and remember.   Consider the following realities we must all soon face:obamacare

1) The projected inflationary weight of ObamaCare has been suppressed throughout President Obama’s tenure; however, it is predicted some will soon bear the oppressive burden of 40% or more in premium increases in 2017.  Couple that nightmare with debilitating out-of-pocket deductibles and maximums and even the healthiest risk becoming impoverished by medical costs.

2) We have enjoyed the luxury of affordable energy; however, EPA regulations and presidential executive orders have destroyed the coal industry, forcing electrical companies to shut down and mothball coal-burning facilities making the nation dependent on power plants that burn “cheap” natural gas.  Given the law of “supply and demand”, it is only a matter of time before “cheap” natural gas combined with suppressive regulations on “fracking” will force upon our citizens unsustainable energy costs.

The abandoned and decaying Packard Motor Car Manufacturing plant, built in 1907 and designed by Albert Kahn, is seen near downtown Detroit, Michigan June 21, 2009. As communities from Buffalo to Milwaukee struggle with shuttered factories and vacant neighborhoods, some have turned abandoned properties into parks, gardens and other open space, even going so far as to plow under entire neighborhoods. In Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors, a pioneering program that allows local government to capture profits from tax foreclosures has generated funds to demolish over 1,000 abandoned homes in the past five years. Picture taken June 21. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

3) The loss of hundreds of thousands of “blue-collar” manufacturing jobs over the last 20 years has cheated the average American citizen of the hope of an entry-level job and, through hard work and discipline, raising his or her standard of life while pursuing the American dream of home ownership and financial independence. You wonder why there is a cry for $15.00\hour entry-level jobs?  It is because Democratic and Republican policies on trade have destroyed traditional employment opportunities for average Americans.

4) Many other issues paint a dire economic picture for our nation; however, I close with one: I believe we will soon experience hyperinflation as the federal government grapples with a $20 trillion debt.  debtArtificially low-interest rates have economically suppressed the life-savings of the baby-boomer generation who, through hard work and discipline, saved for retirement.  Because banks have paid less than 1% interest on savings over the past 8 years, the “savers” have been robbed and millennial “spenders” have been rewarded with cheap money fueling unsustainable indebtedness.

I am not a prophet; however, I am a student of history and refuse to drink the Kool-Aid served up by liberal socialists.  Elect Hillary Clinton as president, embrace her socialist agenda, and our nation will drive over the cliff spiritually, morally, and economically to our own destruction.

Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

The Political Left’s Feigned Outrage Over Trump’s Words

Eagle - Freedom Isn't FreeThe following is a post from my Spiritual Minutemen Facebook Page, but one I also want to share with those who subscribe to this Spiritual Minutemen Blog.

STOP IT!  While so many of you are posturing outrage over Donald Trump’s words on a secret recording (and I agree, his words were a juvenile pig trough of Junior High locker room foolishness); threatening or assuming you have any other option is either political ignorance or stupidity. THE SAD REALITY IS–AMERICA IS ON THE POLITICAL CLIFF OF MORAL DEBACLE IF WE SUFFER 8 MORE YEARS OF LEFTIST DOCTRINE.

The only reason Trump is at the head of the Republican ticket is because our Washington politicians long ago betrayed Paul Ryanconservative values and principles. Paul Ryan, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, and the Bush clan can protest Trump all they want…However, they are the problem that created a rebellion against the Republican establishment. 

Even Tea Party politicians betrayed us…Marco Rubio arrived in Washington and the first thing he did was hold hands with Chuck Schumer and the Gang of 8…

ClintoYes, I share your disgust; however, we have to deal with reality and not be divided the way Hillary and the Democrats are desperately wanting.

Hillary Clinton is no longer a political chameleon…she is a bold, in your face, leftwing socialist. She is an enemy of moral values and Constitutional liberties. Her agenda is fraught with godlessness and immorality. She is the antithesis of American liberty and her agenda for appointing left-wing Supreme Court justices should strike fear in the #NeverTrump#AntiTrump citizenry. Continue down this path and we will lose our nation forever!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/10/hillary-clintons-vow-to-push-supreme-court-left-ga/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpBMFltSmtNek0wWkdGayIsInQiOiJyNDJhRklIaERhajd0VjUyc1RhMGk3VUhtK3ZpSEswN2hwU2hUNkxNeGVMTnN2TWgwK0pSeWxvZ1JZbnpiOVptSVwveGo2OENIUzNXNEVjQUJrWnJ0ZXdaM3lidHlFNURWNUdzYmNra2RjNms9In0%3D

Copyright 2016 Travis D. Smith

Tim Kaine’s VP Debate Debacle

vp-debateMY OPINION: Last night’s VP debate pitted the “juvenile, emasculated [ready to be Hillary’s “right hand person”], Clinton water boy” Tim Kaine against a “strong, confident, ‘I’m not Donald’s boy'” Mike Pence.
kaineTim Kaine was obnoxious, robotic, and shallow. Seldom even attempting to answer a question, his playbook throughout the night revealed he was coached, as Mike Pence pointed out, to do one thing…Attack with smears, insinuations and name-calling while interrupting, dodging, and boldface lying. This man does not deserve to be on any national stage, let along be a VP.
penceMike Pence looked presidential and honest. He confessed what we all know that has made Trump attractive to so many…the Donald is a business man, not a career politician. Pence can be credited with choosing to not wrestle in the political sewer of Trump’s missteps and Tim Kaine’s pitiful assaults.  Pence is ready to be VP…and if called upon, President.hillary
Tim Kaine appeared to be what a “feminazi” like Hillary needs…a non-threatening, unassertive  clown, type-cast and ready to play a VP charade while the Clinton mafia machine declares war on US citizens and Constitutional liberties and  projects weakness that provokes World War III.
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

The Dilemma of Character Mediocrity: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton

VoteI had the joy of being with family in the Carolinas this past week and enjoyed a brief respite from Facebook, Blogs, and emails.  With both the Republican and Democratic Conventions behind us, I am tentatively stepping back into the dirty waters of politics and social media only to discover a debate raging over Donald Trump in “conservative\evangelical” circles (apparently fueled by noted evangelical authors and preachers Wayne Grudem and Albert Mohler).

Wayne Grudem is being eviscerated by some for his article, “Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice”.  On the other hand, Albert Mohler contends he will use his vote to “write-in” the name of a third-party candidate and not vote for either the Republican or Democratic party candidates (many are arguing, and I agree, the effect of voting for a write-in or third-party candidate essentially relegates one’s vote to a “throw away” vote).

hillaryI believe it is a mistake to argue that a vote for Trump or Clinton is a “morally good choice” since both are incredibly flawed candidates.  If anything, our nation is faced with an unconscionable dilemma of identifying our own character flaws and moral failures as a people in the two candidates put forward by our citizenry to serve in the highest and most influential place of leadership…the President of the United States.  We, the American people, have guided this ship of state to the brink of a national disaster and face the reality our leadership is illustrative of our own rejection of God, His Law and Commandments.

Rather than argue who is most capable and qualified to serve as President, I believe the discussion must be which of the two candidates will do the least damage to our Constitutional rights and freedoms.  With at least three, if not four, Supreme Court appointments hanging in the balance, our only choice is the candidate who has proposed appointing only those nominees who will honor Constitutional principles.   Hillary Clinton has stated unequivocally her intent is to nominate justices to the Supreme Court who will legislate from the bench a liberal ideology that not only fundamentally changes America, but will assault conservative principles that have been the basis of our freedoms for 240 years.donald

Like it or not, we have two choices for president this fall and only one of the two offers us any hope of remaining a Constitutional Republic–Donald Trump.

Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

The Dirty Secret of the Democratic Party

Democrats
Americans growing up in today’s public education system haven’t a clue the Democratic party has been, in the words of liberal pontificators, “on the wrong side of history” for 150 years.
You are terribly mistaken if you are an ethnic or racial minority and believe the Democratic party is your champion; just the opposite is true!
clintonOne of the great failures of the Republican party for the last half-century has been its inability to state the true historical narrative that Republicans, not Democrats, have championed equal rights for ethnic and racial minorities.  For those who are not history buffs, Hillary’s public acknowledgement that it was the party of Abraham Lincoln, the Republican party, not the Democratic party that freed slaves my come as a shock.
It was Abraham Lincoln, a Republican President who declared the slaves free, not a Democrat.  It was the Democratic party of George Wallace, the four-time Governor of Alabama, who led the resistance against integration and fought to continue racial prejudice.wallace
When Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, championed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he had to turn to the Republican Party to pass the legislation (80% of Republicans and only 60% of Democrats in Congress were in favor of the bill).  Democrats continued the same pattern of prejudice in 1965 when the Voting Rights Act was passed with 82% of House Republicans voting in favor of the bill compared to 73% of Democrats.  The same was true in the Senate with 94% of Republicans vs. 73% of Democrats supporting extending the right to vote to minorities.civil rights act
The Democratic media machine and its political puppets have hijacked historical facts and positioned the party as the champion of minorities; however, history reveals the Democrats were the perpetrators of slavery and prejudice, and are the slave masters of  21st century welfare dependence.  A vote for Hillary Clinton and her party not only perpetuates the myth the Democrats are for the poor and down-trodden, but ultimately threatens to enslave us all should she become president and appoints future Supreme Court justices.
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

The Problem is, We Dare Not Trust Washington Politicians, Democratic or Republican!

Paul RyanLet’s be honest, the problem is patriotic Americans no longer trust any of our elected officials to be fair, just and equitable in making or enforcing the law. 
 
The Obama White House is lawless, refusing to enforce the immigration laws of the nation and instead imports the very ones who have vowed to destroy us.
 
The Democratic party is Socialist at best, but I suspect many are closet Communists.
 
The Republicans, like Paul Ryan, are more than willing to play Obama’s game and have refused to stand up to an administration that is threatening our liberties.
 
pig troughWe are economic slaves to ObamaCare, bureaucratic regulations, and policies that have sent our jobs overseas and forced working adults to take minimum wage jobs while half of America bellies up to the pig trough of government subsidies.
 
Do we want “terrorists” to purchase guns, kill and maim our citizens? What a foolish question!
 
The problem is, we do not trust Washington politicians to not tread under foot our Constitutional freedoms…especially the likes of Paul Ryan!  One can only imagine the disaster if Democrats gain control of the House and\or Senate and Hillary goes to the White House.
 
Second AmendmentNext year we may be singing “God Save America”, not “God Bless America”!
 
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

Showdown, Downtown: June 28 Hillsborough County School Board Meeting

gay indoctrinationNotice to Citizens and Parents with Children in Hillsborough County Public Schools:

On June 28, the Hillsborough County School Board will be voting to add a policy for “Gender Expression”, extending civil rights protections to Transsexuals who demand the right to use restrooms, showers, and locker rooms of the sex they “self-identify” with and not their biological sex at birth.  This new policy, if passed, will extend to all public school students and staff in Hillsborough County.

Several years ago the school board put “sexual orientation” into its policies and, unfortunately, parents and moral conservatives were not mustered in time to confront it.  The school board is once again planning to push into the arena of perversity if fathers, mothers, students, and adherents of morality and virtue do not hold them accountable.

From experience, the liberal establishment will probably bus and fly in “militant immoralists” (many of whom are professional, paid advocates for the liberal left who have no citizenship or investment in our community).   These professional agitators of immorality come under the guise of “civil rights” and justice; however, their end is to intimidate citizens and stoke the fires of “political correctness”.school board

I have heard some school board members and county staff members are sowing disinformation regarding the purpose of the policy vote on June 28.  Please do not be deluded. There are some who will have you believe this issue is about “bullying” and the civil rights of .03% of the population who profess to be Transgender.  This is not about Transsexuals feelings or the delusion of “self-identity”; this is about the civil rights of 99.97% of your sons and daughters who have the right to privacy and security in restrooms, showers, locker rooms, overnight field trips, and classrooms.

There are school board members on record pushing the new policies for Transgenders at the sacrifice of your children’s right to privacy and security.  School board member Cindy Stuart [phone # (813) 272-4045] was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times, April 5, 2016, proposing the ”expanded policies”.   April Griffin [phone #(813) 272-4045], chairwoman of the school board, has said, “Our principals are craving information on how to deal with this situation [i.e. Transgender rights]”.  [Note – The Tampa Bay Times article cites a recent situation where a girl transitioning to be a boy wanted to run for homecoming king].

I encourage you to call and write each school board member and express your opposition to a policy for Transgenders that will permit boys to invade girls’ restrooms and girls to invade boys’ restrooms.  Be kind and respectful, but ask where they stand on the policy and do not be mislead by evasive answers or responses.

board meetingThe main school board office phone number is (813) 272-4045 and the fax number is (813) 272-4022].

You can find the names, phone numbers and email addresses of school board members at http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/list/school-board/board-members/97-418/

Finally, nothing speaks louder than you physically showing up at the school board meeting and taking your stand against a policy that will have terrible moral ramifications for our children, families and schools (a meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, June 14, but the Transgender policy vote is June 28).

Your patriot parson,

Travis D. Smith

http://www.spiritualminutemen.net

patriotparson@gmail.com

Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

A Note to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz: Do your job!

I believe we will see over the next months that the Obama administration intends to unleash every political weapon in its arsenal to force upon the American people a moral perversity that defies anyone to stand up and speak out.
Trump, Cruz, RubioTo Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz…If you two want a political legacy, let it be that you finally stood up to this tyrant president and called him and his cohorts out!  Dog this White House night and day if you are the Constitutionalists you claim to be!  Whip up the same passion you exhibited toward Trump on a debate stage and go after the corruption in this administration and the federal bureaucracy for the sake of our nation’s future!
We have heard enough of your rhetoric, do the job you were elected to do in the Senate and use your national stage to declare political war on this bully administration and its preempted monarch!
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

“Throw the Bums Out”…Every last one of them

trumpI have been posting a lot of news, thoughts and opinions directly to my Facebook Spiritual Minutemen Page; however, I have decided to also begin doing the same through my SpiritualMinutemen Blog.
Here is a headline that caught my attention: “Vocal Trump critics in GOP supporting Clinton”
If this article is true, I will become a rabid, anti-Republican establishment voice!  Has the Washington establishment become so incestuous, so insane that they will sacrifice our nation and future for a power play?
throw the bums outMight I suggest a solution…“Throw the Bums Out”…every last one of them…
from Washington, DC to Small Town, USA…
from the White House and Congress…to the Mayor, County Commissioners and Dog Catcher…
Throw them out!
If our elected officials will not put the future of this nation, our communities, and our families ahead of their own aspirations…if they ignore the opinions of “We the People” and are driven by self-interest…throw them out!
My opinion,
Patriot Parson
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith