Editorial

The State of the Union
by Riley Hood
On January 20th, 2017, the members of the Milwaukee County Constitution Party, including me; breathed a big sigh of relief, as President Donald J. Trump took the Oath of Office. We were happy to be rid of Obama and were thankful that we would not have to be persecuted by Hilary. That said, we voted for Darrel Castle, who is 100% Pro-life, isn’t a known adulterer, and never owned a casino. So while we pray for Donald J. Trump, we reserve the right to criticize his policies. We do so, not because we are “never-trumpers” but because we want President Trump to do the right thing while in office. In that spirit, here is my response to the State of Union address.

“More people are working now than at any time in our history — 157 million.” The population of the United States is 330 million; that means less than half of all Americans are working, and that isn’t subtracting illegal alien jobs from the 157 million total. Now if the workforce were all male, we would say 157 million is a good number, but the workforce is mostly women working outside of the home, 58% of the new jobs were for women. I’m not proud of women in the work force, my mother was a single mother, that isn’t a “sacred institution” that is a broken home. Men are to be providers.

“We passed a massive tax cut for working families and doubled the child tax credit.”-My wife and I paid in this year, and I didn’t have a banner year. Your child tax credit is raw money, that while it sometimes helps hard pressed families, it often helps irresponsible welfare queens. By the way, my wife and I can’t have children, so we already pay for other people’s children via our property taxes. Furthermore, you don’t need to give the liberals their long cherished goal of government funded maternity leave, according to God’s plan for family government, the husband provides for maternity leave, you know, the guy that helped make the baby.

“We have unleashed a revolution in American energy — the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.” While I’m not an energy expert, most experts I read say that America was still importing 40% of our oil. Even importing 10% wouldn’t be energy independence. Lifting the export ban was done under Paul Ryan and Obama in December of 2015. While exporting America’s oil to China, or the EU, or Japan at an inflated price maybe a boon to oil men, it is a bane to the American people, if they are dependent on energy supplied by people who hate us, like Saudi Arabia and Iran. History teaches us that Ireland was exporting food to England during the potato famine, even while the Irish people were left to die. In other words, people didn’t vote for you so that the price of can go up to $3.00 per gallon.

“In the last Congress, both parties came together to pass unprecedented legislation to confront the opioid crisis, a sweeping new Farm Bill,” That Farm Bill legalizes pot, and most junkies get their start with marijuana. Your Farm Bill was a bunch of liberal nonsense, which is why it passed.

“And just weeks ago, both parties united for groundbreaking criminal justice reform. Last year, I heard through friends the story of Alice Johnson. I was deeply moved. In 1997, Alice was sentenced to life in prison as a first-time non-violent drug offender.” Maybe you could have quietly pardoned Alice, if she became a model prisoner, but your public pardon of her is support for legalizing drug use. It wasn’t like Alice only used drugs once, she was convicted once. Furthermore, your affirmative action First-Step Law, puts prisoners, who are violent criminals into a factory, this is a recipe for disaster, as most factories have dangerous equipment, that require safety procedures to operate and work on. Putting dangerous people into dangerous places, and letting them get high while you are at it? Shrewd. How about judicial reform for pro-lifers? Thanks to Bill Clinton, it is a federal crime to block the doors of abortion mills. Why not strike down that unjust edict?

“Another historic trade blunder was the catastrophe known as NAFTA.” “Our new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — will replace NAFTA and deliver for American workers: bringing back our manufacturing jobs, expanding American agriculture, protecting intellectual property, and ensuring that more cars are proudly stamped with four beautiful words: made in the USA.” Sounds nice, but the first thing wrong with the USMCA, is the main thing: like NAFTA, the USMCA places our regulation of foreign trade under the United Nations, as opposed to the Constitutional solution of having Congress regulate our trade with foreign nations. (US Constitution Article I, Section 8, clause 3.)

“In recent years we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Together, we will defeat AIDS in America.” AIDS as a “politicized disease,” (it is still actually a syndrome) had its origins in America, thanks to the sodomites and their disgusting activities. AIDS was originally called GRIDS, gay related immuno-deficiency syndrome. Thanks to the liberal in disguise, C. Everett Koop, Ronald Reagan legitimized the homosexual movement, saying it wasn’t a consequence of sin, but merely a disease. The Constitution Party appeals to a more accurate source than C. Everett Koop, “men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:27b

“Our approach is based on principled realism — not discredited theories that have failed for decades to yield progress. For this reason, my Administration recognized the true capital of Israel — and proudly opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem.” “We must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.” Israel is our most valuable ally, especially these days, and Jerusalem has been the Capitol of Israel since the reign of King David. We should also confront anti-Zionism, which is linked to anti-Semitism, and defund all University campuses that promote it.

“As a candidate for President, I pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars.” Agreed, great nations destroy their enemies. Peace with honor is another name for defeat. You should not be negotiating with the Taliban, they do not deserve a deal, they deserve destruction. I agree with your approach to the USS Cole perpetrators, you should treat the Taliban the same way.

“My Administration has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran.” The Islamic Republic of Iran has to go. The Ayatollah Khomeini didn’t write a book called, “Radical Government,” he wrote a book called “Islamic Government.” Islam is the “world conquering threat.” In light of that the leading sponsor of terrorism would be Saudi Arabia, which supports the Wahabbi’s, the Salafis and other Islamic groups. Mecca, in Saudi Arabia is the animal heart of Islam, and Mohamed declared war against us over 1400 years ago. Long before America existed.

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.” I agree that unborn children are made in the image of God, ALL OF THEM. Abortion must be recriminalized as murder, abortionists must be executed as the criminals that they are, and organizations like Planned Parenthood, NARAL-Pro-Choice America and the ACLU should be relentlessly prosecuted for accessory to murder.

“America is a Nation that believes in redemption.” America stopped believing in redemption, and started believing in the sovereignty of the federal government a century ago. Good government punishes crime, applying external restraint for people who lack self-government. The Law shows sinners their sins. Even a good government, and this government isn’t, can never save people. Salvation isn’t the province of civil government; it is the Providence of God. You are saved by grace, through faith, in the death and resurrection of God’s Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. You are redeemed, and then sanctified, from the inside out, in your heart and mind, which then leads to good works.

To conclude, the Milwaukee County Constitution Party is grateful that President Trump isn’t Hillary, or even Tony Evers. We think his heart is in “the right place” on many things, but we must point out that we affirm as George Washington referred to “A standard to which the wise and honest may repair to,” and we are honor-bound to explain where we differ from Our President. We believe that the Constitution Party of Wisconsin Platform represents at serious commit to making America great again. We call it “Restoring the Republic.”

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FREE TRANSLATION

The Ten Cannots

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
3. You cannot help small men up by tearing big men down.
4. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
5. You cannot lift the wage-earner up by pulling the wage-payer down.
6. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
7. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
8. You cannot establish sound social security on borrowed money.
9. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Written by: The Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian clergyman and pamphlet writer in 1916.

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