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United

Isn’t that word in our name? Is it not time for us to become united and work together to end the madness that is enveloping our country? America is the only country in the world that has developed certain ideals and principles. What can the savages in the street protesting be expected to know about principles. But we can surely expect elected officials born and raised in America to know. For one, a leader elected by the people is to be respected and followed. A ship with more than one captain will not go anywhere. We cannot tolerate sore losers that try every devious means they can come up with to sabotage the elected leader. Their demented power hungry obsession means more to them than doing what’s best for the country. Is there any way to deny there are politicians who are doing things that are obviously detrimental purely for the goal of getting votes to regain power.

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Then and Now

During the last century, millions of people fled war torn Europe. Their destination: ‘The Promised Land’ That’s not the Middle Eastern one. The one with the prefix USA in front of it. Not a single one came with any intentions of getting something for nothing. If there were any with such thoughts, they would have been sadly disappointed. There were no give-away programs. Even worse. In thos days, a little racism still existed in America. Jews, for one, were not just persecuted in Germany. The man writing this is right now very much alive and well. It is not his ghost writing. He can vividly remember seeing help wanted signs in Boston store windows, with the caption; ‘Irish need not apply’ During the slave days when a dangerous job needed to be done, the plantation owner would order; “get a paddy to do it, they’re worthless” A purchased slave had value.

“You ain’t got a Chinaman’s chance” is a common expression on construction sites. It used to be when during a construction project natural gas or any other chemical might be suspected, a canary would get tossed in. If the canary lived, no danger. If the canary died, no worki worki. It was soon discovered that the Chinese had even less value than a canary. A Chinaman would be tossed in. In Miami, there is a very rich Chinese lady, out in the area called the ‘Redlands’ who built a huge agricultural enterprise, employing a thousand people. She is well known. Anyone can find her. At age twenty, she single handedly with no help, escaped Mao se Tung’s collective and found her way to America.

Hard working industrious Cubans did not particularly like communism. They fled to Miami, where they turned a sleepy retirement community into a vibrant, colorful, bright and shiny economic powerhouse. Perhaps the shiniest and brightest, lively city in America. While other cities are being destroyed. Anyone wishing to see how bright and rich can tour the sections of Pinecrest, Coral Gables, the skyscrapers downtown, Bayside and the best of all, ‘Little Havana’ where the man writing this has a house he’s been living in forty years, seeing this staggering transformation in rel time. And now enterprising Venezuelans who cannot stand seeing what was the richest country in South America turned into the poorest socialist basket case, are flooding into Miami to push the Cuban miracle almost all the way up to Palm Beach. These are the kind of people America has always benefited from. These are the kind of people that built America. These are the kind of people that made America the most powerful country in the world. These are the kind of people who produced an economic powerhouse the whole rest of the world put together cannot match. The Russian GDP, for one example, rich in natural resources, stretching eleven time zones to our four, is three percent of America’s. Why would anyone want to change anything!!!!!?

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Corrupt?

While talking to a friend, a long time associate of forty two year came into the conversation. He happens to be the highest money winning gambler in the country. Which probably makes it the world. His name is WIlliam Duarte. AKA ‘Boston Billy.’ Ending the description of Mister Duarte with the statement; “a shame he wasted his life gambling.” Causing the friend to ask; “why, what should he have done?”

“Be President” came the answer.

“Of what?”

“The country”

The friend ridiculed that suggestion. Gamblers are generally outcasts from society. Does not matter how much money they make. Quite the opposite public perception of a gambler being a loner, a quiet sinister individual. Gamblers form their own little families. Gamblers are probably the most honorable people there are. A person cannot survive in the gambling world unless completely honorable and reliable. In that regard Mister Duarte out shined them all. No matter how much it hurt him or what it might cost, he would stick up for what is right, demonstrating that repeatedly over those forty two years. And tough? He would make Bill Clinton look like a Boy Scout and Obama look like a cockroach. There would be nothing that could influence him. He could not be bought for any reason.

“Then he’d not be able to be President” the friend shot back.