The Dirty Secret of the Democratic Party

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 President Wears No Clothes”

ObamaI am sickened President Obama used the occasion of the memorial service in Dallas for five of that cities slain police to once again pontificate a distorted view of American history and a deceptive line of reasoning on racial divisions.  The president is either entirely self-deluded or is what I believe him to be, a 21st century Pharisaical politician who has used his own racist prejudices and views of the United States to enflame racial tensions.sharpton

None of us choose our birth family; however, everyone should understand our choice of friends reflect who and what we are.  President Obama’s network of friends and confidants (Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, and too many others to name) are racists, bigoted, provocative race baiters who threaten our communities, cities, and nation with anarchy. wright

The president’s rhetoric at Tuesday’s memorial service does not hide the reality that, when it comes to a love for this nation and using his platform to bring reconciliation and healing, “The emperor wears no clothes.”

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

Marco Rubio’s Betrayal and the Gang of 8

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. pauses while speaking during a technology roundtable at the Switch Innovation Center, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. pauses while speaking during a technology roundtable at the Switch Innovation Center, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

He lied!  There is no other way to describe Marco Rubio’s betrayal of the conservative cause in America.  I had an opportunity of having dinner with Marco Rubio several years ago when he was running for the US Senate against Rhino, former FL governor, Charlie Crist (who has since declared himself to be a Democrat).  Rubio is in person what he appears to be on TV, smart, charming, and passionate in his speeches on American exceptionalism and patriotism.  The stump speech you hear him deliver today in his political rallies was already polished and ready for PrimeTime.

That night, every point of his speech was right on target for courting the conservatives who would propel him to the US Senate and ultimately the national spotlight, including our shared views on illegal immigration.  We trusted him.  We backed him. We set our hopes on his promises; after all, he was one of the darlings of the Tea Party movement.

However, Marco Rubio lied!  I called his Washington and local office the day his participation and sponsorship of the “Gang of 8” bill was announced and left the message, “I hope Marco enjoys his tenure in Washington, DC, because I will do everything I can to oppose him going to Washington for a second term.” [I have wondered if that is the reason he is running for president, because he may well not have won a second term for the Senate after he betrayed FL conservatives].

Someone might object and say, “Aren’t Christians suppose to be willing to forgive?”  Absolutely, but Marco has never confessed to the conservatives who put him in office that he was WRONG…that he BETRAYED us…that he put his political future ahead of those who sent him to Washington and, in his words, “Restore American Exceptionalism”!Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8

If Marco Rubio wants to know why his moment to be President is being lost to one he calls a “Con Artist”, he need only look into his heart and the “Gang of 8” who surround him in his betrayal of American conservatives.

Marco, do something radical for yourself and the conservatives who believed you…be a man and stand up and say, “I WAS WRONG!”  It may be too late to salvage your run for president, but not too late to restore your honor.

Patriot Parson

Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

“Beware the Pragmatist”

elephant and donkeyThe contrast between the Republican and Democratic Debates has been eye-opening when you remember in 2008, following President Barack Obama’s coronation, the media hawks and Democratic talking heads were predicting the demise of the Republican party and its conservative base.  Like vultures feasting on road kill, the prediction of some analysts and the prophecies of liberal media experts was either the Republican Party adapts to the new morality or it would cease.

democratWhat a difference 7 years makes!  The contrast between Democratic and Republican presidential candidates could not be  more stark.  While Democratic Party candidates look old and tired (with the exception of, what’s his name…“Howdy Doody O’Malley”), the Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls cover the full spectrum of American society.  Conservative, articulate, youthful, anti-establishment men, savvy lawyers, a real estate tycoon, a corporate businesswoman, a skilled neurological surgeon with an incredible “rags to riches” story, and one preacher\politician round out the Republican presidential hopefuls!  Regardless of who wins the party nominations for president, the undeniable reality is the stable of candidates aspiring to public service in the Republican party is a generation of racing thoroughbreds compared to the Democratic party’s stable of donkeys and a broken down mare, all of whom should long ago been put out to pasture.2016

Polls show a majority of Americans believe our nation’s presence on the world stage militarily, economically and morally is eroding, and yet, in spite of those concerns, we may be on the cusp of making a graver error in judgment than electing and re-electing President Barack Obama.  If polling data is to be trusted, it appears the Republicans are well on their way to casting a majority vote for a man who, judging from his history, is an unprincipled pragmatist.

Like many Americans, I have found the brash, off the cuff, “apolitically correct” style of Donald Trump entertaining and refreshing; however, the question is: Is this the man I want for president?  I have listened to the debates, followed the interviews, chuckled at the Tweets, and been entertained by Trump’s backhanded slaps at the media; however, I cannot tell you one promise he has made that is guided and driven by a lifetime pattern of unalterable, non-negotiable personal convictions and principles.

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, holds up his bible who was giving to him by his mother as he speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Washington ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, holds up his bible who was giving to him by his mother as he speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Washington ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Who is Donald Trump without his billions of dollars in real estate holdings?   Who is this man who boasts he is a Christian, brandishes the Bible as his favorite book, but quotes “Two Corinthians” when citing a passage of Scripture? Are we to ignore his checkered history as a philanderer and trust him to faithfully carry the banner of traditional “family values”?   What are his guiding principles for choosing Supreme Court Justices?

I have heard “The Donald” promise he will make Mexico build a wall, put illegal immigrants out of the country, bomb ISIS into oblivion, and bring back jobs from China; however, I am left pondering the question, “What are his principles?”  His life, both personal and business, indicates he has been an extremely successful opportunists and a skilled pragmatist when promoting his own interests.  But, what are his principles?

It is my fear, after he has cannibalized Republican conservatives running for president, Donald Trump will become in office what he has always been…an amoral, irreligious, narcissist who lacks the moral compass to promote the spiritual and moral principles that are fundamental to America’s greatness as a people and nation.

I close with an admonition to conservative voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina:  America cannot suffer one more unprincipled leader who fails to set forth a platform of non-negotiable, life-guiding principles and whose life evidences he is little more than a pragmatic egotist.  I beg you, look at the Republican field and vote for the man or woman whose life is consistent with his or her rhetoric. candidates

Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith

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