Sea of Red

As the United States continues its descent into Venezuela status, the stock market is down 5.21% since January 3rd. In the past five trading sessions (not including the last 1.5 hours left of trading today), the market is down 4.13%.

I have no stocks or bonds as I will not participate in any type of fixed gambling schemes. It is the same reason that I do not vote for the lesser of two evils in fraudulent elections. I feel sorry for those people whose wealth in the markets and hyperinflation is quickly eroding their life’s savings.

David DeGerolamo

      
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Jane
Jane
3 months ago

I have no stocks or bonds or bitcoins whatever. I refuse to play in the money master’s gambling casino. Never did. Let it all come down!

Malachi
Malachi
3 months ago

Letter I’m sending to the editor of our small town.
Dear Editor,
One of my great grandfathers fought the British in the American Revolution. Another fought the Yankees in the war for Southern independence. My son served as a United States Marine. I believe in the Republic our Founders established and the Constitution that serves as our foundational law. I believe in free market economics. I believe in equality under God and under the law and freedom of opportunity, but reject equality of result. I used to be very active in politics; most of my adult life. A Republican Party County Committee chair at age 24, a paid field representative for a GOP US Senate candidate, an activist in Kansas City at the GOP Convention when Reagan took on Gerald Ford, and many, many campaigns at the local, state, and national levels as a volunteer. From age 18 until George W. Bush became President, I believed the Republican Party stood for all those things as well as a strong national defense and a limitation/reduction of Federal government power.
I bought the lie.
Under the Bush administration, the U.S. government grew larger than under any administration up to that time. Bush also ushered in the Patriot Act which greatly diminished our Bill of Rights and lied us into two more wars. It became clear to me that both political parties were corrupt and nothing more than two sides of the same coin. Neither was willing to be limited by the Constitution and only invoked it when it suited their drive for more power. In 2008, rather than vote for either Obama or McCain, I voted for the Christian pastor, Chuck Baldwin. I knew he couldn’t win, but I’d grown weary of voting for what I viewed as the lesser evil. I have not voted in a federal election since that time as it is my personal observation that the national government is so corrupt that even the separation of powers cannot address the lawlessness or hold any of the law breakers accountable, but I digress.
To the reader who rejects Christianity, I will not argue. I will only point out that Christianity has been the glue that has held Western Civilization together, Christian morality is encoded in the U.S. Constitution, and so long as practically all citizens respected Christian teaching, we had a lawful society. When Christianity ruled, truth, beauty, and the good were promoted. Since Christianity has been largely rejected by the trend setters, celebrities, and government functionaries, as well as a large swath of the American public, war has been declared on the good, the true, and the beautiful. Anyone who doubts this need only look back to the 1950s and compare the society then to the one in which we live today. It should be clear to any observer that we are watching the implosion of Western Civilization in real time. This is largely the result of the absence of the restraint of Christianity; men doing that which is right in their own eyes.
As an example, there has been a fair amount of ink spilled on this page regarding the Presidential election of 2020. Both sides of the debate have dug in their heels and appear to be immovable from their respective positions. Well, how about we inject just a wee bit of logic to this argument. Remember, I don’t vote in Federal elections, so I don’t have a dog in this fight other than watching my fellow Americans abuse each other over it.
Almost half the American voter base now believes there was considerable fraud in the election. The other half claim the election was the ‘freest and fairest’ in U.S. history and both are fighting fang and claw over whether to allow forensic audits which would appear to settle the dispute. The logical mind poses the question, if the winners truly believe that their side won, shouldn’t they want to assure the other side that the election was, indeed, fairly conducted? Wouldn’t they want to prove they won to the disbelieving? Assuming the election was indeed free and fair, why does the winning side expend so much effort in attempting to block forensic audits? Shouldn’t our elections and voting results be transparent? But then, a further question needs be asked. If one recognizes that the ‘powers that be’ generally determine both the Republican and the Democrat nominees for office, and that those powers prevail regardless of the final victor, does it even matter who wins?
Lord Acton stated, “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We have men and women in our government, in both political parties, to whom absolute power is the goal. They will tell any lie, abuse any citizen, and break any law to attain and retain it. Sadly, there appears to be no institution remaining to curb the repeated abuses of power at the Federal level.
It appears that it is up to the remnant of Heritage Americans, and those of like mind who would join them, to live the words of Ghandi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Do it here. Do it locally. Find common ground with one another and refuse to allow the corruption to find its way into our community. I say ‘our’ community since I chose it as mine. I’m a recent refugee from the East coast. I relocated to Douglas County because I see the glimmer here, still, of what has been lost.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Caveat: I’ve lived long enough to become a cynic. My views could be absolutely wrong, but they’re mine. I remain open to changing them given new evidentiary input. 
I know this is a futile effort. I’m either preaching to the choir or stirring up Leftists. I’ve noticed that in our deep red territory, the great majority of letters to the editor are from the Left. I guess the rest of us have things to actually accomplish. Being retired, with snow on the ground, and 4 degrees outside, I decided to push back for once.

tom finley
tom finley
3 months ago
Reply to  Malachi

I grew up in the 50s, I can still remember what it was like, your views engage quite a few of us I think. California was once a beautiful place to live, born and raised there. In 2004 I had had enough, moved to Henderson Nv on my way to Az got a job and stayed longer than I should have. I now reside where I was headed that many years ago, I wish there were another way to restore our Republic, but I see only one path and it is not a peaceful one, they are beyond evil in what they have accomplished so far. They are my mortal enemy at this point, I did not declare this they did. I accept their declaration and as such they will end up with a bad understanding in life, so help me God.

Stan Sylvester
Stan Sylvester
3 months ago
Reply to  Malachi

I’m a frequent letter to the editor writer. I’m amazed at the length that is allowed in your newspaper. It’s usually 250 -- 400 words. Very generous on their part!

Robert Orians
Robert Orians
3 months ago

The window of opportunity has passed to restore this fallen nation . There is a remnant but it is a small bunch . We must get ready for ” The Cup of Trembling”. As that great young patriot Abraham Hamilton Washington of American Family Radio says , ” What goes on in our homes is more important than what happens in the Whitehouse” .

Arch Stanton
Arch Stanton
3 months ago

Pretty soon we’re all going to find ourselves on the financial titanic.
Only in this tragedy the left wing affluent don’t get room on the lifeboats.