Family is Fundamental

82 people shot with 14 of them killed in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend. I must assume that most or all of these shootings were perpetrated by thugs with illegally acquired firearms. As I have said before, more laws or rules regulating the ownership of firearms (by law abiding citizens) is not the answer to curbing this violence. It is people who kill…not the firearm. So, where does all this violence come from? The breakdown of the family unit. Values which are learned by children as they grow up in loving and caring homes with a mother, a father, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers. Yes, there are always some bad apples but a solid family foundation is the basis for rearing good, responsible children who grow into good and responsible adults who marry and impart the same values to their own children.

2016 Republican National Convention Comes to Cleveland

Cleveland has been chosen to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. This is a good thing for the North Coast. Though traditionally a Democratic stronghold (though most of them are now in jail), no one can discount the money that will be brought into the city or the media light which will shine on the city. Additionally, the fact that Cleveland will be where the next Republican presidential candidate will be nominated is HUGE both for our future as Americans and for Cleveland’s future and history as a city.

A Country of Immigrants

The “anointed one” is stopping in Texas today (Wednesday). Originally a fund raising trip, he has been forced to, or embarrassed into, meeting with Governor Rick Perry but still will NOT visit the area where tens of thousands of illegals are, and have been, storming our southern border. That we have no plan to deal with this situation is so sad. Yes, we are a country of immigrants but our parents and our parents’ parents who came here seeking a better life, all followed the rules and regulations on the path to citizenship. You don’t just land here and think the United States owes you something….well, maybe they do, but it ain’t right and the American people do not like it

Federal Open Market Committee

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) issued their June statement on the 18th and reports that “since they met in April, growth in economic activity has rebounded. Labor markets generally showed further improvement. The unemployment rate, though lower, remains elevated. Household spending appears to be rising moderately and business fixed investment resumed its advance, while the recovery in the housing sector remained slow. Fiscal policy is restraining economic growth, although the extent of restraint is diminishing. Inflation has been running below the Committee’s longer-run objective, but longer term inflation expectations have remained stable.”


Fast & Furious-providing weapons to criminals leading to a loss of American life. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The loss of 4 American lives at our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The IRS targeting conservative political groups for tax-exempt status. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The National Security Administration eavesdropping on the phone calls of American citizens. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The software program created for the Affordable Healthcare Act, at a cost of $1 billion (thus far) and 3 ½ years to “perfect”, has been unusable to the American people. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
Spying on our Allies, specifically Angela Merkel of Germany. No one held accountable. The president was unaware. (Although these things go on knowingly between countries all the time, the fact that our president denies knowledge of this is just another sign of his incompetence as the leader of the most powerful country on the planet).
“If you like your current insurance plan you can keep it. Period” Barack Obama
“If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period” Barack Obama

Have a great weekend and….

Hug your children and grandchildren, tell them you love them.
Buy American made products whenever you can.
Hire a Veteran: they are patriots, honest, hard working, disciplined, loyal…. and …. They need and deserve our support.

God Bless America