Florida and Ohio are the home states of Marco Rubio and John Kasich. If they don’t win their home states, their 2016 campaigns and perhaps their entire political careers will be finished.
If Trump wins Florida and/or Ohio, and gains all if their delegates, his path to the 1,237 delegates required to clinch the nomination becomes much easier, Ted Cruz’s chances become less likely and every other Republican candidate’s chances becomes nearly impossible.
But today’s election is about much more than delegate numbers. After the leftists’ attempt to disrupt last week’s Trump rally in Chicago, there’s also a big question about violence.
• For example, according to The Washington Times, (“Moveon.Org raising funds from Trump protests, warns more disruptions to come”),
“Moveon.Org is conducting fundraising activities from the Chicago protests against Donald Trump that prompted the Republican presidential front-runner to cancel a rally there Friday, and promises that more disruptions are on the way.”
“The Republican Party’s top leader in Congress is catching flak for a comment that appears to call the jobless lazy – a comment that has rekindled an old challenge for the party: appearing insensitive or uncaring toward Americans who are poor or in financial difficulty.”
Goodness know that politicians can’t “appear insensitive or uncaring”. Like Bill Clinton (a multimillionaire), all politicians must “feel the pain” of the less fortunate.
“House Speaker John Boehner was asked after a speech last week to comment on a plan for addressing poverty – promoted by a Republican colleague, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
“Speaker Boehner gave a response that was favorable toward Representative Ryan’s plan, but not so favorable about Americans’ work ethic. He said in part: “I think this idea that’s been born over last … couple of years that, ‘You know, I really don’t have to work, I don’t really want to do this, I think I’d just rather sit around,’ – this is a very sick idea for our country.”
Representative Boehner was right. The unemployed are lazy and generally don’t want jobs.
Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World; A.D. 1932) wrote that,
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”
Most of this video alleges that the imposition of martial law will be preceded by a 72-hour bank shutdown. I.e., the banks would close on Friday to supposedly root out a virus from the banking system’s computers. The shutdown would last for at least over the weekend. Come Monday (72 hours after the bank shutdown), martial law would be imposed.
Maybe, maybe not.
But my reason for posting this video is to show how vulnerable people are to the use of any electronic banking devices (credit cards, debit cards, EBT cards). If you’re living hand-to-mouth and you have no savings or food stored up, and the banking system shuts down, you can’t buy any groceries. There are Americans on welfare whose cupboards are bare. Shut their EBT cards off, and they can’t feed themselves or their families.
This video illustrates the incredible vulnerability of those whose motto is “In Plastic We Trust”.
People who have cash on hand, food stored up or gold and silver are not as vulnerable to a banking shutdown.
The video below exposes abuses of the Food Stamp program. It illustrates the seemingly “good life” being lived by a California beach bum enjoying Food Stamps. He uses his Food Stamp card to buy lobster.
The video is intended to stir up an emotional response, but it doesn’t disturb me. In this particular case, Food Stamps seem wrong and stupid. But, on the other hand, the Food Stamps are only giving this guy $200 a month. I don’t see the sense in freaking out over $200 a month to some small-time hustler while our politicians are each ripping us off for tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, perhaps even million of dollars per year. I don’t see the sense in criticizing the Food Stamp program while our government ships our industries and jobs overseas under the guise of “Global Free Trade”.
The Washington Times recently reported (“Harry Reid: ‘Government is Inherently Good’”) that,
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he can’t understand why the tea party remains popular, given its similarity to the anarchist movement and its steadfast opposition to the ‘inherently good’ government.”
“Inherently good government”?
“Inherently good government”?!
Are you kidding me?!!
Has Senator Reid lost his mind? Is he becoming overwhelmed by his sense of guilt? Or is he merely so ignorant that he doesn’t understand that this country started with the presumption that government was a “necessary evil” wherein the “necessary” was often debatable, but the “evil” was virtually certain?
George Washington implied the inherently wicked nature of government when he said, “Government, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Washington surely didn’t see government as “inherently good”. He saw it as, at best, a dangerous servant. At best. Necessary, perhaps. But always dangerous.