Some Thoughts Today…

on impeachment:

The 55-45 vote in the senate to go forward with a trial says this to me:
1. There will not be a 67 vote for conviction. Case closed.
2. This could well backfire on the Dems, if they look vindictive.
3. Romney and Sasse voting in favor are in trouble next election.
4. Murowksi won as an independent. She may have to do it again.
5. I thought Manchin said impeachment was a waste of time?

The Capitol Police apologized for failing to prevent the Capitol riot.
They acknowledged that the agency had known that there was a “strong potential for violence” and were slow to act.
Really? So they failed to take preventive action?
And how does this tie back to the single impeachment charge?

policy changes continued:

The NYT today reports a change in middle eastern policy:
Biden Will Restore U.S. Relations With Palestinians, Reversing Trump Cutoff.
The Biden administration will restore diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority, more than two years after President Donald J. Trump ended them.
The action signals a return to a more traditional and evenhanded approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after a Trump administration policy that was heavily slanted toward Israel.
The shift, which will include a resumption of American aid to the Palestinians, was announced in a speech by Richard Mills, the acting United States ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Mills also reaffirmed support for a ‘mutually agreed, two-state solution’ between Israel and the Palestinians, ‘in which Israel lives in peace and security, alongside a viable Palestinian state.’ And he called on the parties to refrain from unilateral actions, such as the annexation of territory and settlement activity by Israel, or incitements to violence by the Palestinians, that could make such an outcome more difficult.

You can agree or disagree. I thought the Abraham Accords were moving peace forward. Let’s see now.

The Divided America

This poll release from Rasmussen Reports tells us a lot on how you see America:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say American society is generally fair and decent.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree, saying America is basically unfair and discriminatory, while 8% say they are not sure.

What do you think?
Now consider this:

Among Democrats, the numbers are exactly reversed.
54% saying American society is basically unfair and discriminatory and 38% say America is fair and decent.

Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republican voters say America is fair and decent.

51% of voters not affiliated with either major party consider American fair and decent.

Now consider how political affiliation impacts a person’s view of America.

Then think about the MSM and their bias.
Does that impact what people see and hear?

some thoughts/quotes:Thomas jefferson
Take a look and see if you are a Jeffersonian

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. 
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its  own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government  results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time  with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.

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