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Trump, Cruz – Patriots or Partners with World Elite?

A recent Breitbart article captured my attention with the headline “Bill Kristol has Strategy to Give White House to Hilary IF Trump Should Win!” Now why would a leading Republican voice want to risk dismantling the GOP by helping the party lose to a criminal democrat who should really be behind  bars?  The true reason behind this declaration needs a closer inspection.

According to the Breibart report William (Bill) Kristol, the editor-in-chief of the Weekly Standard, was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe discussing Donald Trump’s campaign.  Kristol boasted he had a plan to deprive Trump of the 50% delegates required to secure the Republican nomination and force a brokered convention. He further declared that his scheme included cutting a deal which awards enough delegates to an “acceptable” candidate.  He also told Joe Scarborough that “we” have to stop the momentum and ensure Trump loses in both Florida and Ohio in order to keep the race open for another candidate to gain the nomination.

For the past few years the registered Republican numbers were on decline, however since Trump entered the race for POTUS, the numbers are once again increasing.  In fact the numbers are up a full 7% with larger than expected voter turnout for the primaries.  Logically would it not benefit the party to support such an historic populist front-runner?  It appears that the voting majority disagree with Bill about “the Donald” not being an “acceptable” candidate, so why did he state “we” must stop the momentum (of WE the People)?  The answers become apparent after a deeper investigation.

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First, besides operating The Weekly Standard, who is Bill Kristol?  Bill was also the Co-Founder of Project for the New America Century a neoconservative think tank based in Washington DC with the stated goal of “promoting  American global leadership” via wars and aggressive foreign policies.  Quite the contrast of George Washington’s sage advice in his farewell speech in which he firmly stated “Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all”, in addition: “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”  Washington’s speech should be read in entirety by all Americans to confirm that he believed true liberty meant not being aggressive with other countries, but instead not entangle with foreign alliances and focus on the sovereignty of the Republic. Yet the Project’s other co-founder, Robert Kagan, defined himself as “a liberal interventionist”.  Others who signed or funded the New America Century included former Vice-President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch (FOX News). PNAC released a statement back in June 1997 which included the following statement:

“We need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future; we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values; we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad; we need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order…”

Although some Americans may believe the statement sounds positive, this was not the vision the Founding Fathers laid forth. For instance in 1799 Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter advising

“I am for free commerce with all nations, political connection with none, and little or no diplomatic establishment. And I am not for linking ourselves by new treaties with the quarrels of Europe, entering that field of slaughter to preserve their balance, or joining in the confederacy of Kings to war against the principles of liberty.”

Clearly PNAC’s goal was the complete opposite of the Founder’s intentions. So where did PNAC’s ideas originate?  Bill Kristol’s very own father, the late Irving Kristol was nicknamed “the Godfather of Neoconservatism”a label he proudly wore.

CHANGING AMERICAN POLITICS

Irving Kristol was born in 1920, Brooklyn, New York to Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. He was schooled with and supported radical socialism in the 1930s.  He later would become a contributing writer to “Commentary” which was a liberal Jewish Monthly Review magazine.  “Commentary” provided the intellectual roots for neoconservatism.  He also was an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The neocon movement was formerly established in the 1960s by a group of socialist democrats which included both Irving and Max Shactman who was a prominent member of the Communist Party USA and considered a leading Marxist theorist.  However this group of socialist-communist democrats rejected the hippie counterculture movement and decided to vacate the democrat party and infiltrate the republican party instead.

By 1979 the neoconservative movement had gained notoriety and became the basis of the book released that year titled The Neo-Conservatives: The Men who are Changing America’s Politics.  Irving was prominently featured in the book.  When he was asked “What is Neo-Conservatism?”, he answered “it is not ideology but persuasion” and that neocons were truthfully “a liberal who has been mugged by reality”.

New World Order

Why did American politics need to change?  Neocons may occasionally refer to the Constitution which is the foundation of our politics but their agenda is clearly not Constitutional.  Since the Founding Documents are supposed to be our politics which formed a limited government model espousing the ideals of individual freedom and liberty, then what did they “change” in our form of government?  Former President George H.W. Bush, a neocon, announced in a state of the union speech, “We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and future generations a new world order……….an order in which an incredible United Nations can use its peace keeping role to fulfill its promise and vision of the UN’s founders.” He did not affirm to keep the promise and vision of the Republic’s Founding Fathers, but instead the UN’s.

The United Nation’s is a one world government organization promoting “international cooperation”and was established after World War II to replace The League of Nations.  During his Nobel Peace Prize speech, United States Diplomat Ralph Bunche sounded “It is worthy of emphasis that the United Nations exists not merely to preserve the peace but also to make change – even radical change..”    Years later Americans would be bombarded with the word “change” during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign stating “Yes we can”.

Thomas Jefferson and company established America to be a country in which the people governed and were represented by individuals who defended the people’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without government dictatorship.  In fact, Jefferson confirmed by stating:

“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”

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Branding Key to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Here is the latest blog for which I was commissioned to write for Affluent Life Branding http://affluentlifebranding.com/?p=2766

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Dreams Do Come True!

Today I must take the “easy path” – true to my blog yesterday, helping the neighbor to move in here for now just to prevent him from being homeless.  My family’s Christmas gift to our community.  So with limited time, today I post a recording from two months ago which really applies today.  How do people end up in their dire financial circumstances?  Sometimes perhaps it is a series of unfortunate events, but most the time we have more control than we believe – so with faith and hard work, we can indeed achieve what we dream!  Enjoy!

Reality or Illusion?

Good cheer, forgiveness, love, joy, and charity abounds during the Christmas season!!  Reality or illusion?

A few days ago a neighbor shared with me that his landlord had served him notice to vacate the home he had been renting from him for the past several years.  Why?  Because he was short a mere $90 for the rent.  Unfortunately this neighbor had been late for the past few months due to the economy, however by the end of the month, he always paid in full.  The landlord outright owns the property in addition to several other properties in the area including commercial property.  The landlord is not hurting financially.

Earlier this year, this neighbor lost his wife – she sadly lost her battle with cancer on Valentine’s Day.  Naturally our neighbor mourned and fell into a deep depression.  Dealing with the loss, his own business faltered and his meager savings dwindled to a zero balance.  Although he resumed his business and masked his pain with hard work, he fell behind on paying rent in his traditional timely manner.

Many in the neighborhood pitched in to assist him with every day life necessities bringing him home-cooked meals, gifts, and business, however the Scrooge-landlord started harassing him on a monthly basis.  And then of all times of the year, served him a notice to leave for just a mere $90 – a balance which certainly could have been wiped out due to all the maintenance this poor gentlemen did on the property regularly.  The property is well-maintained and inviting.

Christmas season (or anytime of year) no one should face the indignity of hunger, homelessness, or poverty.  This poor man lost his wife less than one year ago!  Of course there are shelters, but this time of year, most shelters are full, so my family has invited this neighbor to stay here for shelter until he can declare some financial independence.

This act is nothing heroic, it is just human-decency especially during a season which is supposed to be about love and caring.  But do we as a whole truly care about others?

Scripture does not state that money is the root of all evil, but that it is the “love” of money that is the root problem.  When $90 is more important to a person than someone’s well-being, we as a society have a very dark issue.

Many believe government is the solution, however there is a price to pay when government is involved.  At the heart of the matter is society and even more specifically the church body.

Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

The above Bible verses are instructions to believers on what we are to do to help others.  Are churches doing enough in the community to outreach to others and help those in need?  The Christmas season is the perfect time as believers in Christ to help those in need within our own neighborhoods.
Instead of relying on government for financial well-being, we should instead rely on God and follow HIS commands on helping others.  If we stopped rebelling, we could reduce poverty, hunger, and homelessness simply through faith, love, and charity.  Until this happens, the Christmas season of good cheer is simply an illusion.

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…”

Slam-dunk?

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Lowered global economic projections, increased racism worldwide, the movement to remove God from the public square, the balance shift of morality, wars and rumors of wars certainly paints the pictures of end times.  But is it really time for God to shoot a slam-dunk?

According to the description in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 24 in the Bible the days will be even more grim than the present before God “dunks” this Earth.  Perhaps this is not exactly promising for a bright future, however Isaiah 46:10 assures us that God is always in control and Isaiah 41:10 asks us to “not fear”.

Regardless of one’s faith (or lack of faith), we as individuals can contribute our part in creating a better world.  First, and foremost, Mark 12:31 states that the second greatest commandment (behind loving God) is to ‘love your neighbor’ while Matthew 6:14-15 requests we forgive others, or else we will not be forgiven.  So we the people can start by forgiving and loving even our enemies!

Second, allow people their own faith.  If one is an atheist, then why such a concern for those who are believers of God?  Instead of mocking those with faith and trying to ban them from the public square, just politely ignore and live your own life allowing others to live their lives their way!  In contrast, one can “witness” but we cannot “force”, so if someone does not want to “hear” then simply pray for them and let them be.

I recall growing up hearing my parents proclaim “never discuss politics or religion”.  With honor and respect to my parents and elders, I respectfully disagree.  It is this attitude which has contributed in creating such violent and cruel arguments in the public square regarding these matters.  Perhaps if we discussed more as rational adults instead of temper-tantrum children, more might be accomplished in unity.

In addition, stop listening to propaganda.  Get to the bottom of truth happening in this world.  Yes, the Internet can be your friend! Read evidence instead of taking the word of paid news broadcasters. Learn from others, share with others – an informed body of people is a people of freedom and liberty!  A controlled, lied to mass creates oppression and tyranny!

Finally take control of your personal finances!  In addition truly understand the global banking system.  One book I suggest reading is G. Edward Griffin’s “Creature from Jekyll Island”.  Be prepared and help others in need.

Instead of being a slam-dunk into the garbage can, let’s instead be a world of people celebrating a slam-dunk into VICTORY!

Waking Up Now!

Sunday morning is a time for worship for many of us.  A time for which we show gratitude and appreciation.  Some weeks it is a challenge to be thankful.  Believe me my life is far from perfect.  In fact as an adult when it comes to personal finances, I began my journey as middle class and by the time I reached my early 20’s, I lived financially free – owned a home, drove the typical red sports car most drive at such an early age with success…However a few youthful foolish choices later, I fell back to middle class which of course was still secure but those lavish vacations and Louis Vuttons had to be just a fond memory.  (Goodbye Nordstrom, Hello Target!)

Many years of the average American family income was survivable until the 2008 mortgage crisis!  Lost absolutely everything – the house, the SUV, the bank account.  It was gone.  Poverty is humbling and sometimes even humiliating.  Fortunately a local motel became the roof over our family’s head.until a kind lady  took a chance with us and approved our rental agreement.

The first few years were the most difficult….the 99cent store became our way of life.  Without any government assistance we were able to sustain, but crying on our knees when the electric was shut off due to non-pay due to insufficient funds became an often occurrence.

Campaigning in 2009 and 2010 proved challenging with little funds.  But even with the mocking and judgement of those attempting to smear my name with our family’s recent hardship, we garnered a very respectful third place breaking alternative party records. Why?  Because voters in California could relate.  With the highest bankruptcy, foreclosure, and unemployment rates in the once “Golden” State (and across the country) people were hurting.  The trend of homeless families became an epidemic.

Post the campaign. I needed to find employment to help us get back on track, but a series of unexpected events – grieving my mother’s battle with cancer loss, fracturing my foot in a martial arts class, an unplanned but blessed gift of life adding to our family created challenges to fulfill the j-o-b goal.

Then two years ago a fellow homeschooling mother had discovered an alternative income opportunity.  By this point desperation had settled in and the Christmas countdown had begun.  I decided to take what I considered a risk at the time.  So I accepted the invitation to listen to a Wednesday night conference call hosted by Gospel Jackson and Ashton Sanders (www.affluentryconnection.com).  Well Gospel’s words cut right through my skepticism, “If you are listening to this call, God has you right where He wants you.” WOW!!  That very night I took action and began my work-from-home journey.

Of course you are most likely thinking – “Oh here it comes…she became wealthy – shocker.”  Well no, I did not become wealthy!  The opportunity is not one which creates a mass income.  In fact the average income is $200-$500 per week.although there are many reports with screenshots of a few individuals earning over $1000 per week.  (Personally my best week was $1200 one time.  For a few short weeks I averaged $800 – $1000 per week.)  However this work-from-home job helped bring our family out of the darkest days of poverty, but more importantly this opportunity (see Incentaprize link on the “Opportunity Knocks” page of this blog) introduced me to an over trillion day per year industry and brought successful, positive people into my life.

A year of working the work-from-job, I began to venture out following the advice of Gospel and Ashton to have multiple streams of incomes.  I stumbled through 4 that just were not a match for me.  Then several months ago someone brought forth a residual income company called WakeUpNow.  Well with my Ron Paul Revolution background, the name certainly captured my attention.  However after failing with the four other opportunities, I treaded cautiously.

In the meantime, my husband suddenly decided to make a drastic change and without absolutely any discussion with me.  To say I was furious, is definitely an understatement!!  He declared that he was fed-up with his choice of work and was going to now start a business in a completely different industry.  This was without any planning, serious thought, or capital!!  Scenes from “Goodfellas” flashed in my brain, but then scripture verses did as well.  But the original thoughts helped me smile through the fury!

We had finally started recovering from the stresses of poverty when once again “it” reared its ugly head!  Some people are just not meant to become business owners.  Perhaps you the reader might be such a person.  It is wise to know one’s strengths and weaknesses before going on life changing adventures.

WakeUpNow came just in time!  After some research and due diligence, I realized this company was special.  For starters – the company was founded by Troy Muhlestein, a Constitutional Freedom defender who opted to use the Constitution and American flag in the company’s first advertisements.  His “mission” was to help struggling families in America.  Convincing me even more was that one of WUN’s products is the Taxbot created by Sandy Botkin, a former IRS attorney whom I had actually met at a Liberty event in San Francisco for which we were both speakers.  So the Constitution, Liberty, and Struggling Families – “Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…”(the rest of the lyrics bleeped since my 11 year-old reads this blog – love you son.)

The results of my research prompted me to contact Gospel and Ashton, who had presented me with the title “Director of Business Development” – a title I willing accepted without compensation due to their vision!  And in the titled capacity, presented them with my findings and suggested we add this residual income stream to the company as an opportunity that all the work-from-home agents could add to their work-from-home business.  The suggestion became a reality!!

A half-year later, I am still as thrilled with WUN!!!  So am I rich now?  No not in the monetary department, however WUN has given me hope for a brighter tomorrow – a life for which I can bless my family…knowing that the days of losing homes, utility shut-offs, and 99cent store dinners will be just a memory.  Soon it will be Goodbye Dollar Tree, Hello Target!

Phew! Calgon take me away!

I know millennials you are probably wondering what is Calgon?  See vintage clip below and please no dinosaur jokes – I am reminded daily by my oldest son….one of two sons inspiring my thoughts today.

Being a mother is honestly the most rewarding role in my life.  Although I enjoy helping others, working, and writing; no other title makes me happier than “mommy, mom, momma, mother”.

As a young girl I always dreamed big – winning an Oscar, traveling to South Africa to help the impoverished, dining at the White House, living in Italy during Spring, leading women’s rights around the world…but none of my dreams included getting married and bearing children.  Even playing Barbies listening to my friends imagining they were going to marry Ken and start a family did not stir up the inner mommy in me.

This single-minded lifestyle continued all through my 20s even with marriage proposals and friends carrying babies instead of Gucci’s as accessories, I remained steadfast with my big dreams and freedom.

Then “IT” happened!  The combination of ending my “prodigal daughter” days and turning the BIG 3-0, the ticking clock rang an alarm!  The life wheel suddenly did a sharp turn from the ‘yellow brick road’ to the lane with white picket fences. Like Dorothy’s tornado, I was swooped up in a whirlwind and when I landed I was sitting in a home on a family-style sofa with my husband’s arms around me while I held our baby in a swaddling blanket.  Surprisingly, it was one of the happiest moments of my life!

The joys of your child’s first sound, first steps, first hug and the one that brings tears of joys running down your cheeks, the words “I love you mommy” with a huge grin and sparkling innocent eyes.  Absolutely no words can fully express the sheer elation.

However with motherhood comes many sleepless nights, cleaning up accidents, holding your children when they are ill, cooking even when you personally are not hungry, and of course hiding behind the locked bathroom door for just a few moments of solace, even while your children are knocking at the door – “mommy, mommy”.  (Moms you can all relate.)

Every Saturday I always spend the entire morning with my children playing toys and games with them. No work, no phone calls, no chores – this is their time.  But today while the youngest was claiming “his territory” (aka momma) and pushing his older brother away which of course caused the older brother to retort, “she was my mom first”.  I took a look around the room amongst the chaos and noticed what an absolute disaster the room looked with toys everywhere – the laundry hamper overfilled, dirty dishes in the sink, dried crumbs under the dining room table and suddenly permeating in the air – the odor signaling time to stop playing and change training diapers while feeling the affects of only sleeping 4 hours once again…..CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!

Not exactly an advertisement for “become a mom – it is a joy”, but even those “Calgon” moments add to the whole experience!  How you may wonder?  Through all trials and tribulations we build character, bonding, and memories which are absolutely priceless!  And it is those moments that help you create solutions to improve the home.

Today I decided to have a large basket in each room for which my boys can play a game called ‘pick it up’ –  adding toys  to the basket.  And for each basket that gets filled, they get a special treat or a quarter – their choice.

Plus, we sing the old annoying Barney song – “Clean up, clean up everyone do their share” which makes the youngest giggle and the oldest cringe but moving him into action!  In no time a cleaner home!

These activities help guide children with a sense of responsibility and personal accountability with a cheerful attitude while bonding with mom.

Afterward it was snack time and mommy took the opportunity to recline – no sleep, not with two active boys, but at least it was some downtime before going to work on the computer while my hyper boys ran around the room making all types of noise – ahhh the chaos and joy of motherhood! Nothing better – no Oscar, no Spring in Italy is a better dream than the reality of being a mom!