Be the change you want to see in the world

Since Donald Trump became President a lot of conservatives seem to believe that he has a magic wand, that he is all-seeing and all-powerful. Lately, with tech censorship and shadow banning of conservatives I hear a lot of people say things like “why doesn’t President Trump do something about it?”

My thoughts are that he is already doing things about it. His defiant tweets spit in the face of those who wish to silence him, while more importantly at the same time he is doing everything in his power to install new constitutional judges across the board.

The problem with executive orders is that they can be undone. It is my belief that President Trump is doing everything in his power to create a lasting legacy where the new judges will be more restrained and rule in favor of the constitution instead of their own warped liberal activism.

President Trump can only do as much as he can with the cards handed to him and he is surrounded by sharks in the name of the media, the left, the rinos and the deep state.

So the question then is not “why doesn’t President Trump do something?” but instead “why don’t I do something?”

President Trump was critical of the presidency and of government long before he ever decided to run. The fight to begin removing ‘rinos’ started years before he ran for President.

The same people who attended the first Tea Party rallies when Barack Obama became President are the ones who are now township trustees and members of the house and senate. It takes years of grass-roots activism and tossing your hat in the ring where necessary. It also takes a new generation of leaders and patriots.

It has occurred to me that the youth in this county are not taught enough about the constitution and its importance. When I pledged my oath of allegiance I had to swear to it, to uphold and protect it. Now that I have a child of my own, I realize how important it is to protect the founders vision of the country for generations to come.

My generation gets a lot of flak for being too lazy or too unmotivated. Maybe that is the case with some of them, but not all. I think that it is far more important to shine a light on the goodness in this country and to learn its history than point the blame on this generation or argue amongst ourselves.

The task therefore, to those who are reading this is to educate yourselves and take action. May I first suggest taking a course on the constitution. It is highly informative and a great place to start. If you’re thinking about going to a tea party rally or a township meeting; do it! Start participating, go to a protest, write to your member of congress, call your senator’s office. The mainstream media may be corrupt, and the tech giants may think they can silence us, but local and persistent action will outrun them. After all, the founders managed to overcome much more with much less.

Do you know of any resources that will help others? Sound off in the comments!

Todays Feature is Hillsdale College Consitution 101

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Going Forward

If I were to die tomorrow, I would want my son to have as many tools as possible to become everything he wanted to be in life. As it stands today, America holds the greatest possibilities in the world for anyone to achieve and yet many do not recognize or understand that.

I believe it is important for the youth of America to learn and recognize just how special, important and great this country really is.

I think that the best thing I can do for my son going forward and for the youth of America going forward is to provide lessons that I have learned along with some great resources for further reading.

Going forward this site will provide links to informative and think-out-of-the-box sites along with commentary from me on my thoughts and insights.

This is my journey of becoming an American citizen. I hope that you enjoy the new content going forward.

It gets worse before it gets better

In 2005 I flew out for my second visit to the US. I was enjoying my first summer in Ohio with my (now) wife. We were happily spending time together, dating and enjoying each others company. We enjoyed lazy days around the pool at her parents house and long evenings watching movies on the couch. Life during those weeks were grand.

That summer during a day at the mall I came across a book that caught my eye ‘100 people who are screwing up america.’ The title intrigued me, because I was really enjoying my time in America and I was already thinking about moving to this wonderful country sometime in the future. Why would anybody want to screw up a country where you could drive a big SUV, own guns and afford to buy a big house?

So naturally, I bought the book and during the months apart from my wife, while working in the UK, I read the book. I found it fascinating and from that point on I understood why my (now) in-laws were anti-liberal. These mostly liberal people were nuts.

I say they were nuts. Back then, during the Bush years, they were nuts. During the Obama years, they were melancholy. Now; they’re flat out insane.

The same people mentioned in this book over a decade ago are now far worse. Eminem is the latest of the ‘100 people’ to hit the headlines, exposing his sheer idiocy. I can’t believe that after this book came out, Al Franken ended up becoming a senator.

I will say this though; things do get worse before they get better. President Trump is a genius. He really is. He knows exactly which nerves to hit and when to hit them. The NFL is a disgrace and now Hollywood is in flames.

All the rot that has festered over the last few decades is being exposed for what it really is. It’s going to take a while longer and things will get worse. But mark my words, things will get better. Andrew Breitbart talked about us needing to win the culture war. President Trump has taken that to heart. He knows exactly how to expose these idiots who are ‘screwing up America’ and watch as they melt down around us.

With a 5 trillion increase in the economy in just a few months since the election, the future is wide open for a new American renaissance. The crazy liberals think things are bad for them now. They don’t know the half of it. They claim to be the party of fairness, but they are anything but it. All their years of hollowing out the tree of liberty are coming crashing to an end and the patriots who love this country are rushing to fill the void. The liberal actors will be replaced, the NFL players will be fired and new movies will be released to inspire a younger generation to reach for the stars again.

Things are going to get worse for the time being, but I promise you, they will get better. God bless those who have worked so hard for so long to expose the liberal lunatics for what they are. God Bless Donald Trump for being the leader we so badly needed to lead us out of the darkness. And God Bless the United States of America; the greatest country to ever be devised by man. The lunatics who have been screwing up America for so long are finally running out of steam. It’s about damn time.

More proud of America than ever

The week of thanksgiving I sat down to book tickets for my up and coming trip to the UK. One of my cousins was getting married in February and I promised that we would make it out there for the special day.

I’ve always tried to find the best priced tickets and have driven as far as Toronto in order to save money. I was fully prepared to drive out to another airport this time, when my wife came home and told me a bunch of her photographer friends were messaging her saying that ticket prices to Europe were really low.

President Trump had just been elected and the stock market was soaring. The dollar was getting stronger and it was thanksgiving week, where retailers are usually looking for your buck.

So, on the day I was ready to commit to another long drive across countries in order to afford to see my family, I typed in a search from our local Cincinnati. Sure enough, the prices were cheaper. A lot cheaper.

On this day you could buy tickets for nearly the same cost as Toronto, which always has cheap flights to Europe. I pounced on the tickets from Cincinnati. Glad to be able to get affordable tickets from a much more convenient location.

As soon as I bought the tickets I thought about my in-laws and how they had never been to Europe before. They had always wanted to see my home nation, but time and money had always been a barrier, just as it had been for us.

“Why don’t you message your parents and ask them if they want to come with us?” I suggested to my wife.

As soon as she messaged them, I added that I had never seen tickets priced that low before. I really hadn’t.

They messaged back saying that they would think about it. I thought for sure that the prices would go back up the next day.

In the morning they messaged back saying that they would love to come out there with us. I quickly checked the prices, they were still incredibly low. “I’ll be right over!” I text back.

I managed to match up flights and get them seats right next to ours on the four separate flights. I became incredibly excited about the prospect of my in-laws finally being able to see where their son-in-law grew up.

Over the next few weeks I planned and mapped out many things for them to do on their trip out with us. I wanted them to taste all the highlights and see the best parts of where I grew up. I wanted them to experience as much of the history and beauty England has to offer as possible.

What made the trip more challenging was my 10 month old son. Being so young, he needed a lot of sleep and a lot of attention. He did really well on the planes heading over and we were glad to have an extra set of hands to help out.

We decided to stay in a two bedroom flat in the heart of Canterbury, as I wanted my in-laws to be able to get straight on the train to London easily and to be able to really experience the city of Canterbury first hand.

The first few days went really well. They got to see my hometown, where I grew up, a castle, London and even my Dad’s side of the family.

They were really enjoying the trip and I was glad for that. But my wife and I weren’t getting much sleep, as our son was waking us up during the night. I was doing all the driving and I was starting to get worn out.

During the second week we took the Eurostar to Paris. I had my reservations due to the terror related incidents in the Capital, but my in-laws really wanted to see it. We left my son with his other grandmother at her fathers house in a village close to the Eurostar Terminal. He was in safe hands.

We ventured into Paris, snapping away pictures and taking it all in. It was great fun and I really enjoyed it. But the fast pace of the day really wore me out.

Between the lack of sleep and the end of the trip looming, my mood was taking a downward turn. I had enjoyed showing my in-laws around, but I still hadn’t seen half my family members and I really didn’t want to fly back the next week. I could have stayed a lot longer.

I kept my composure as best as possible, but I was having a hard time keeping my raw emotions at bay. I really didn’t want to leave. I love my home country and all my family. I could envision raising my son there. I didn’t want to go back.

My cousins wedding came and went. I got to see the rest of my family and I even managed to drive my in-laws all the way out to Stone Henge. I was extremely glad to have been able to show them so much of the UK in such a short period of time, but I was extremely drained.

In the weeks that followed, I looked up local house prices and jobs in the area. I seriously contemplated moving back. Having grown up there myself, it was easier to envision raising my son there compared to the US.

But, just as I suspected, the house prices were too high and there weren’t enough decent paying jobs. The same reasons I left the UK ten years ago were still true today.

Over the next few months several terrorist attacks happened in the UK and in places we had just visited. The attack on Westminster bridge happened exactly where my in-laws had stood for a selfie just weeks before.

I felt profoundly sad for my home nation as I read the news. I contrasted this with ever tightening security here in the US. I felt extremely glad that we had elected President Trump to office.

As spring gave way to summer and we paid my Jeep off, things became easier as my wife’s business took off and bills became easier to keep up with. I thought about the opportunities we had here and our ability to gain all the things that we have.

Many of my cousins, who are around the same age as me, still live with their parents. This is not because they are lazy bums, but simply because the house prices are so outrageously expensive. Many of them travel over an hour each way each day to work in London to make decent money.

By contrast I travel 20 minutes to work each day. I don’t make a lot of money, but it is decent. On decent money I am able to afford a house, a car and a really good quality of life. I realized fully that I wouldn’t be able to do that anywhere else in the world.

In America, if you work hard, if you take opportunities as they came, you can live well. That cannot be said anywhere else in the world. It is a real privilege.

“You realize what you have in the US would cost nearly a million pounds here right?” My friend had said to me while we were over to visit. What a contrast.

As summer moved on, my uncle called me and explained that he was going out west again on his motorcycle. The year previous he had flown all the way out there, bought a couple of bikes and been on a road trip of a lifetime with his brother out to the coast and back.

This time uncle Colin was heading out to Bonneville. After getting off the phone with him my wife told me I should go out and join him. She knew how much I had been wanting to ride a motorcycle out west.

To cut a long story short I booked off a couple of weeks of work and readied my motorcycle. After he arrived in the States, my uncle headed out ahead of me to see more of the northern states. A few says later I rode my bike from my driveway in Cincinnati, through Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, into Colorado and met him a couple of days later in Colorado Springs. From there we rode through the mountains into Utah and towards the Bonneville Salt Flats.

After a couple of days at the flats I left him, as he intended to head south to Vegas and then back east to visit his friend in Atlanta.

I then rode my motorcycle through the mountains and dessert of Nevada, past Lake Tahoe, through Sacramento and a through San Francisco before heading over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Over the next several days I rode my motorcycle up the California coast before beading back inland and through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Along the way I met many different people and saw many different places. Even in the most remote places I was able to find motels with comfy beds and warm showers and restaurants with plenty of hot food.

Again I thought to myself how lucky I was to be in this country. I could ride a motorcycle for thousands of miles across multiple states, through wildly varying terrain and still find a place to sleep for the night and a hot meal.

I wondered how many other places in the world where you could show up out of the blue and get all that at any time in the evening.

Riding across the US gave me a new appreciation for this country and gave me time to think about all that I had.

I have a big house, a loving wife and a happy and healthy son. We have everything we could ever need and some. We didn’t need to go to college, straddle ourselves in debt and become CEO’s in order to afford all this. We just had to work hard and be smart and take the best opportunities we could find. Again, where else in the world can you say that?

This country isn’t perfect and I do get home sick, but I am extremely grateful for the opportunities it has already afforded myself and my family.

I think a lot of those people who are upset with this country would do well to venture out into it and see more of it for themselves. I think they would be surprised by just how much is out there to work hard for and enjoy.

Thoughts about libertarians and homosexuals

It’s hard to believe that it is already the middle of summer. 2014 has shot by for me so far. Between 50 – 60 hour work weeks, weddings, family gatherings, and helping my sister move to Ohio, I’ve literally not had a single minute to sit down and write.

I have however been keeping up with the news, the Obama administration’s endless list of scandals, and the many comings and goings of the world around us.

My viewpoints are beginning to change again. I find myself becoming more conservative in nature. Recently I watched Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America, Imagine a world without her’ at the cinema, and I didn’t realize just how deeply the progressives have penetrated our society. Up until watching this movie I didn’t realize that Howard Zinn was a communist, and I didn’t realize that half of all slave owners were black.

I find myself beginning to pull away from Libertarian ideas. Lately I have found that many libertarians are only interested in pushing gay marriage and legalizing drugs. I have seen very little from the movement in opening up free market capitalism, and other forces for true freedom.

While I personally do not think gays should be stoned to death or anything of the like, frankly it’s none of my, nor the government’s business what you get up to in the bedroom, I do not think gay marriage should be ‘legalized’. Honestly I don’t think gay and marriage should even be in the same sentence. The definition of marriage is between a man and a women, connected in holy matrimony. It’s supposed to be significant. It’s supposed to be meaningful. It’s supposed to be the commitment of two souls, to face the world, for the rest of their lives, no matter what the odds.

I have seen too many libertarians get married then divorced, like taking off a pair of shoes because they no longer liked the way they fit. These same people want homosexuals to be able to get married and divorced willy nilly also, like it’s dress up or make believe. This is the real world, not some fantasy where you get to change the rules every ten seconds. Marriage is supposed to be a higher ideal, not a bottle of lip gloss.

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If you’re homosexual, if you’re attracted to the same sex, if you want to spend your life with that other person, so be it, it’s none of my business what you do with your life. I won’t support the government coercing you into stopping your way of life. But this whole gay marriage issue has got to stop. It’s one thing to ask for some sort of civil union, its another entirely to redefine the definition of marriage. Also, if you want to be taken seriously, gay pride parades are not the way to do it. If you want to be treated like an adult, in an adult world, boys dressing up in flowery dresses, and dancing on floats in speedos are not the way to go about it. Like I said, I’m not against homosexuals, only against the idea of redefining marriage.

What I have found out is that the Libertarian party is largely funded by democrats, and its no surprise because the libertarians have been successful in fracturing the Republican party. In many ways this is a good thing, and I rode that wave because the Republican party has not kept to its principles for so long, and has become highly progressive. But as far as pushing open willy nilly issues such as gay marriage and drug legalization, are we not breaking down the fabric of a moral society? Are we not destroying the meaning of words to fit the progressive creed?

Think about it. This isn’t an attack on Libertarians or homosexuals, but rather a look at what we as a society are doing to ourselves. As I learned from watching ‘America’ the only way any nation can defeat this one, is if we rot away from within.

Redefining the meaning of words, tearing down the moral value of ideals, pushing openness and equality across the board without looking at what it truly means, is this really the way forward? Are you truly pushing for freedom, or trying to shove a warped view of reality onto others?

Take a deeper look at the issues you’re pushing. Do they actually benefit this nation, or do they help fracture it further?

I don’t want weak conservatives

Britain is failing. It’s empire is gone, and the country is mired in socialism.

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My mother received a letter from my grandmother a few days ago and in it she wrote that “everyone is starting to think you made the right decision moving to America. Energy prices and the cost of living has gone up so much here, and everyone is struggling to get by”

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My grandparents are now well into their 70’s, they grew up during the second world war, and witnessed the bombing of Canterbury during the blitz. During their lifetimes they have witnessed their country bombed and broken, only to be ravaged by socialism during times of peace. When they were my age Britain still had an empire, but one country after another they left the empire as Britain went deeper into debt to pay its war bills, and to fund its misguided socialized industries. By the 1970’s when they had grown children of their own, Britain was in deep decline.

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By the time I was born in 1987, Britain was beginning to raise the lion’s roar once more. Margaret Thatcher was in power, and many of the failing socialized industries had been privatized to great success. For eighteen golden years Britain was swinging back with a fury. The Thatcher and Major conservative governments had well and truly put Britain back on track, and had its finances well in order.

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Then came the Labour years. Tony Blair promised change, he sought to put right the wrongs of conservatism, and give everyone a fair chance. It all sounded great, and my parents were among those who voted for him. My grandparents now had a string of grandchildren, and the country was still doing very well, despite now having given up Hong Kong; it’s last truly valuable territory.

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For those who don’t know; the Labour party is socialist. During the thirteen Blair and Brown years, hundreds of bans came into effect, and taxes were raised. Gas became ever more expensive, and house prices shot through the roof. During Gordon Brown’s short tenure, EU treaties were signed and the economy crashed. Red Ed Milliband, introduced ‘green taxes’ and energy prices soared.

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Now there is a coalition between the liberal democrats and the conservatives, and things are not much better. The problem is that the conservatives are not conservative enough. David Cameron is no Margaret Thatcher; not even close.

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They waffle on important issues, and don’t stick up for conservative principles when challenged. David Cameron refers to himself as a ‘liberal conservative’ which is why the country continues to have problems.

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The US has problems with Mexicans crossing the boarder. Britain has problems with Polish immigrants legally flooding the country due to EU regulations. The issues that Margaret Thatcher warned the country about in the 1980’s have become reality. Britain has lost its sovereignty, and it has no leaders with enough back bone to make a difference.

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To make matters worse, socialist ideals have been so thoroughly implanted into the education system that even my best friend, who attended Cambridge, and whose parents are conservative, now believes that global warming is real, the National Health Service is great, that Americans should have this ‘free healthcare’ and that guns should be banned. You can imagine how upset I was to hear him say all that.

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So Britain is now swinging back toward decline. And my grandparents have lived to see their grandchildren struggle to find places to live, while two of their grandchildren have sought a better life in America, where their daughter and her husband now join them.

As for living here in the US. I’ve now been a citizen for almost two years. It feels longer. I attend Tea Party meetings, and study the constitution. I’m more radical than most rednecks, at least as far as the liberals are concerned.

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It upset many of my conservative friends deeply when I refused to vote for Romney last year during my first election. The reason I give is fairly simple. I don’t want weak conservatives. I didn’t think Romney gave enough for me to vote for. The same way that John McCain has in recent months shown that he is a progressive liberal at heart.

I don’t want this country to go down the same way Britain has. I don’t want Common Core, I don’t want Agenda 21. I don’t want the Small Arms ban. I don’t want any of this socialist crap which has all but poisoned and destroyed my once great homeland.

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I often think about moving back to Britain, about owning a little cottage somewhere in the countryside, and walking my kids down to the local school. I know my wife would love them to have little English accents. But that is just a pipe dream. With as hard as I work, with all that I do, I could not even give them that, because the country is now drowning in socialism. I wouldn’t be able to afford even a small house with average house prices being 173,000 pounds ($250,000) and I wouldn’t want to send them to schools that teach about global warming and the European Union.

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I don’t even want to send my kids to American schools, for the same reasons. But I can and do own a house. Just this weekend my wife and I bought some more trees for our property. We will make our house a haven for learning and creativity. Our Nieces, Nephews and children of our own will have a place where they can learn true history, true economics, and have a place to express themselves without the prying eyes of the outside world.

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I want to live in a place like this. I will build a place like this, and I will vote for true conservatives, for true libertarians, for those who truly understand the free market, who understand true freedom. I will not settle. Because there are destroyers out there, and they work at different paces, but they are eating up the world, and I refuse to vote for any of them.

I will build my own safe haven, I will provide the best future I can for my kids, I will remember what has happened to Britain, and I will not let it happen here. I will only vote for politicians who stand on principle, who stand up for the silent majority, who stand up for individual rights, who understand and defend the constitution. I want strong leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up and fight, even if it means doing so on their own. I want leaders who are willing to stand up and filibuster for hours if necessary to make a point, to be heard, to make sure that this nation doesn’t go down without a fight. The more we vote in true conservatives, true libertarians, true constitutionalists, the better off this country will be, and perhaps it can continue to shine as the bright beacon of hope for the world.

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America’s civil war: Butler county election results

The election results for Butler County were mixed; some good, some bad. The biggest issue for myself was the Lakota Levy; which unfortunately narrowly passed by less than 1% of the vote. It took only 240 people to tip the scales in favor of outright extortion. The good news is that Fairfield defeated the bond, even if it was by a paltry 40 votes. Some other levies were passed in the county, while West Chester finally kicked out its most progressive trustee and replaced her with Tea Party backed Mark Welch.

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The issues in Butler County are mirrored throughout the US, while there were many small victories across the country, there were losses also. Virginia went completely blue, while New Jersey got to pick between a progressive democrat who looks like Nancy Pelosi, and a progressive republican who looks like Jabba the Hut. Great choices there New Jersey, its no wonder all your businesses are moving out here!.

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For those like myself, who are bitterly disappointed in having to fork out an extra $30+ a month for the idiotic new tax levy, I will say this: there is a silver lining. Like I said, West Chester will now be able to rein in its bills, lower its taxes, and put dash-cams in police cruisers in order to hold the cops to a new level of accountability. While Liberty and West Chester Townships narrowly missed defeating a tax levy, Fairfield was able to narrowly defeat one. We truly are in a civil war. The country is deeply divided along both sides. But we are winning. Remember that the American War of Independence was not won through battles, but perseverance. Did we really think we could cure 100 years of progressivism in one election cycle? No, this is going to take quite some time, but we are wearing away at the machine, and groups such as the Tea Party are having a massive effect on local elections. The West Chester Tea Party backed Mark Welch all the way, and today he kicks out a progressive who has been holding the township back for years.

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It is disappointing that seniors and those on fixed incomes will have to struggle to find new ways to foot this idiotic tax bill, it is disappointing that teenagers will have less part time work available because local business owners have to lay off workers to pay for this useless tax levy. But all this goes to show that while we are wearing away at the machine, it is time to fight back instead of just defending ourselves all the time. This was the 4th levy attempt, and it only passed by 240 votes! It took only a small band of misguided fools to kick this stupid levy through. So it is time for us to kick the ball back down the field. It’s time to kick the unions where it hurts; we need to push for the bill for a right to work state. we need to push for tax reduction bills at the local level. We must stand up and fight!

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The road is long ahead, but we have the founders and their principles to light the way. It’s going to take a lot more effort on the ground level, and many more of us will have to get our hands dirty and get the word out. Our future is out there, we can change the country for the better, no matter how many useless idiots stand in the way, the founding fathers stood up against similar odds, so let no progressive stand in your way. While there will be more battles that we’ll lose, we will win this war!

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