State of the Union

Next month I will be 68-years-old. I’ve seen many presidential races and candidates. Over the years candidates have changed, their messages change, their integrity and honesty have almost always been in question, and—the quality of candidates have declined steadily since  I was old enough to cast my vote.

Beginning with John F. Kennedy (before I was old enough to vote), although he was a womanizer and reputed to have had an affair with Marilyn Monroe (and perhaps other women), he inspired citizens to ask, “. . .what can I do for my country?” John gave a boost, a kick in the arse, to the space program resulting in being the first nation to put a man (two, actually) on the Moon.

As has every president since George Washington, Kennedy did make some mistakes, but that is to be expected being that we are human, and presidents receive input from advisers who are no more/less human than the president himself.

Still, he is seen by history as being an inspiring president, one deserving of an honorable place in our nation’s history.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Kennedy’s vice president, moved into the White House as the next president following Kennedy’s assassination. It is believed he, in a mutual alliance with either the CIA, the Italian Mafia, or both and, perhaps, some foreign agency like the KGB, conspired to assassinate President Kennedy, although nothing of the sort has actually been proven.

Richard Millhouse Nixon, a highly controversial president, will always be remembered as the president who authorized and took an active role in the burglary of Democratic headquarters and taping hundreds of hours of dialogue within the White House. One of his most memorable quotes was, “I am not a crook.” Nixon resigned in disgrace as a result of the investigation into the conspiracy known as Watergate.

I believe some later presidents should have also resigned.

Without boring you with a brief history of subsequent presidents and their administrations, suffice it to say there hasn’t been a president or administration who could hold a candle to President Ronald Reagan and his administration.

It seems, in retrospect, each subsequent president following Reagan has been controversial with his own conspiracies and faults, his own reasons to be mistrusted, and has strayed from the road of public service, instead taking the road of self-service, which has not strengthened the nation but perpetuating the slow decay of a nation which is far from the dream of its forefathers.

In this present race for president we have a woman candidate who has been accused of sharing the blame with Obama for the death of four U.S. citizens due to their refusal to make any attempt to save them from a terrorist attack, which both Obama and Clinton (Hillary, not the former president) have tried to blame on a cartoon ridiculing Islam. That is only one of the many conspiracies and scandalous acts of which she has been accused. She has been proven to be a prevaricator, accused of compromising highly classified information and documents by using a server located in her home rather than a much more secure system within the State Department.

A review of her “reign” as Secretary of State reveals absolutely no accomplishments, save for a complete waste of taxpayer money as she danced and entertained herself across the globe.

Then there is the much forgotten Whitewater real estate scandal, a failed business venture involving both Hillary and her husband, Bill, and their associates Jim and Susan McDougal.

On April 14, 1997, James McDougal was convicted of 18 felony charges of fraud and conspiracy charges. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_McDougal]  His death is still to this day an example of incompetence or, perhaps, intended to prevent his recovery from a heart attack.

McDougal hired the Rose Law Firm to defend him, Hillary was one of his defense lawyers, a clear conflict of interest since the Clintons joined him in borrowing $203,000 to buy land in the Ozark Mountains for vacation homes.

McDougal held a fundraiser which paid off Bill Clinton’s campaign debt of $50,000, adding to the conflict of interest.

Hillary was fired as an attorney for ethics violations. Several books have been written by former Secret Service agents revealing Hillary’s vulgar mouth and disgust with her Secret Service detail, treating them more like servants than an elite police force.

Bill Clinton, another womanizer, was accused of and admitting to having an “innapropriate relationship” with Monica Lewinski, a White House intern, and an attempt to impeach him was nearly successful.

No one could ever actually define what President George H.W. Bush’s “thousand points of light” actually meant or referred to when he mentioned it in speeches several times. Even Bush could not satisfactorily explain what that meant.

His son, President George W. Bush, was accused of “disappearing” for a while during his National Guard service, was the fourth president to be elected in spite of receiving fewer popular votes than his opponent, launched the “War on Terror” and was severely criticized for his handling of the war, including the later determined non-existent weapons of mass destruction and is believed to have orchestrated or been a part in the orchestration of the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City.

Still to this day many believe the controversy surrounding the attack on the towers, as well as the attack on the Pentagon, had some U.S. government involvement meant to “justify” Bush’s war on terror, not unlike President Roosevelt’s knowledge and lack of action in the Pearl Harbor attack as a reason to bring the U.S. into the second world war.

Then we come to the current president. He is a self-professed Muslim, a Marxist, a prevaricator (much more seriously than is Hillary Clinton), denied knowing his uncle who was in the U.S. illegally, is still believed to have submitted to the public a fake birth certificate and, possibly, not legally eligible to be president, held his first and only office in the federal government as a Senator for merely four years, attempts to write his own laws using executive actions, thereby ruling as a dictator instead of an elected president and in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution, has made many numerous attempts to skirt around Congress, is accused of taking no action in the Benghazi attack, resulting in the death of four American citizens. He has a history of homosexuality, and his “wife” has been accused of being a transvestite with videos of him/her revealing a very suspicious bulge in her/his crotch area. Both Barry and Michelle are blatant racists and have an obvious contempt for the military, the U.S. flag, and the nation as a whole.

The epitome of corruption, the epitome of self-service, conspiracy, and causing great harm to the United States of America, its core values, its legacy, and its Constitution has been the man born Barry Soetoro who later called himself Barack Obama. History will not be kind to ole Barry, but condemn him for his acts which have been referred to as treachery and a model of dictatorship formerly unparalleled  in American history.

Obama was the first man elected based almost entirely on his skin color rather than his integrity, values, or his intent to serve the American people in accordance with the Constitution.

That is just scratching the surface. Search the Internet for more information about Barry Soetoro (Barack Obama) and you will be amazed at how much negative and controversial information can be found about him.

Hillary’s opponents include Senator Bernie Sanders, and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in the Democratic Party, and a dozen Republican candidates. The number of Republican candidates have been reduced to two front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

If you can be completely objective, not subjective, and thoroughly analyze those five candidates, it causes me 1) great worry and 2) wonderment that anyone would even think about supporting Hillary Clinton. She has been proven to be such a blatant liar, a flip-flopper, untrustworthy, involved in so many conspiracies and controversy, and an Obama ass kisser that there is no way in Heaven or on Earth she could be a trusted president serving the county and not herself, and in possession/control of the nuclear missile codes.

Bernie Sanders is a self-professed Socialist, and Donald Trump has as much tact and personality as has a Tasmanian Devil with a thorn in its ass.

Ted Cruz is a much more subdued candidate and is a U.S. citizen. There is no basis for Trump’s accusation that Cruz’s birth should be in question. Millions of U.S. citizens have been born overseas to mothers who are/were U.S. citizens, making their children also U.S. citizens.

The nation is presently going down the wrong road, and a poll confirms most Americans believe it is the wrong road. We need a Republican/conservative president to bring the straying country back onto the “right” road.

We need to clean out Congress, ridding the institution of corrupt, self-serving people, outlawing lobbyists who are interested in enriching themselves and/or the people they represent, not the nation and its people.

We need to intensely investigate the judges on the Supreme Court, searching for bias and an inability to rule without outside influence.

We need to elect a strong, patriotic person (man or woman) to sit in the Oval Office and lead our country back onto the road to greatness and in compliance with the Constitution.

I do not know how many more presidential elections I will live to see, but since 1960 I have seen the quality of candidates decrease, steadily becoming more in question and downright liars and crooks.

Someone should write a book comparing the fall of the Roman Empire with the fall of the American empire. There are startling similarities. The Romans rotted from within, and the same is happening to our country.

Nikita Khrushchev slammed his shoe against his desk at the United Nations and boldly stated, “We will bury you!”

We are burying ourselves.

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About thomlucci

Disabled Veteran from Vietnam era, 2nd generation Italian-American, conservative, born in PA, raised mostly in Europe. Graduated from high school in France in 1966. Former print journalist, professional photographer. Love animals: dogs, cats, horses, mostly. Current Opinions of News is a blog where I vent my frustrations with Democrats, crime, social issues, and so on.
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