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MD U.S. CONGRESSMAN DELANEY:FIRST IMPRESSION

    Congressman John Delaney appeared and spoke at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce's Eggs and Issues event. It was my first opportunity to see him in person and to hear him speak. I was glad to see that he didn't have horns and he had left his pitchfork at home. I admit he has been somewhat demonized in Republican circles. First, we did not take kindly to having District 6 gerrymandered for the sole purpose of almost ensuring that a Democrat would oust our long-time Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett. It really got our back up when John Delaney, a Democrat, did in fact win that seat in the 2012 election. Since winning that election I have not heard a positive word spoken about the man. I too felt a little sour, but I went to this event feeling more curious than bitter.
    I have to say that I found his style to be quite disarming. I knew that he is a successful award-winning businessman. It was touted all threw the election cycle, and we were reminded again in his introduction. I get his newsletters and emails, and clearly he tries to present himself as a moderate Democrat...almost a Republican whisperer, but of course I had my doubts.
    He began by stating that he wanted to talk about our region from an economic perspective as of now and over the next couple of decades. He acknowledged that there has been a lot of debate on economics and how to be able to solve our problems as a country, as a state, and as a region. He does not agree that the answer is about taxes being too high or too low, or government being too large or too small. He said that these issues are important but not central to creating jobs. These are things that are easily calibrated. The budget is very fixable: tax reform policy and entitlement reform would fix it. It's not that hard. He couldn't very well tell Conservative Western Maryland that new taxes are necessary, nor could he say they are not...because he is branding himself as a moderate. It was quite fascinating to watch. He later disarmed the crowd about Obamacare by throwing in a statement that the state of Maryland has the worst access to healthcare in the country. It was almost an afterthought just thrown in while talking about something completely different. You could almost hear the collective sigh in the room..Oh, OK he understands that problem. Then he quickly moves on having sowed the seed.
    Delaney said that the real challenges are getting business and government working together, and the dominant trends in the world, i.e., technology and globalization. Now this is where he begins to shine. He is in his element. Economics is not one of my strengths, but I will attempt to pass on his wisdom, and I say this with all due respect. In a nutshell, I paraphrase:

Today, there are about 7 billion people in the world and about 5 billion of those are participating in the global economy in some way.  Thirty years ago there were 5 billion people and only 1 billion in the global economy. That is 5 times as many in 30 years, and computing power has increased 100 fold. These are the things that have disrupted the world. We need to figure out where this is going and be equipped as a country, a state, and a region. 

I told you he is good! Conservatives don't get upset. Keep reading! He goes on to say, and again I paraphrase:

We have to be competitive because the bar has been raised. Standards are higher. We have to educate our kids and adults too or they will be phased out of the economy.  Government can help us to that end. What the government does well  [could not say as provided in our Constitution] we need it to do more, and what the Government doesn't do so well [could not say is sucks at and appear moderate or be true to his Party]we need it to do less. With this global technology-enabled economy some do very well. You have to have skills, an education, and capital. If not, you will be displaced and you will be working unskilled labor and not doing so well. It is not the fault of tax policy or those who have done well. How many of us have capital in this economy? According to him if you don't have an adequate education you better have skills and capital.  

     Bottom line is, according to Delaney, government is the answer. It does not look good for those who do not or cannot meet the new world order criteria. This is a stunning statement, but I see the reality all around me. There are people with degrees who are out of work for years now. There are people who were productive at an  executive level most of their adult lives, with impressive experience and sufficient education, but they have no capital. How about the many, whom I suspect are the majority, who have no education or a minimal college education, no experience, and no capital? I don't disagree with his grim perception on the state of things. Of course, I do not agree that government is the answer. I just want to say, Thank you globalists! We are lucky enough to have a president who calls himself a citizen of the world and takes great pleasure in humbling us by redistributing our wealth amongst his new BFFs globally.  Delaney went on to say that this is how we make our country competitive:

1.  Invest in infrastructure. (yawn) This will create jobs right away. Can somebody say shovel ready? Yes transportation, but also communications, energy, and education. Can somebody say Keystone Pipeline? I think I even heard the word stimulus.
2. Research. Cyber security is expected to go from a $60B industry to a $600B industry in 10 years. Everyone should be investing 10% into cyber security.
 3. Immigration reform. (I'd be yawning if I wasn't so aggravated.) This has moral and business dimensions. He offered no specifics. 
4.  National energy policy. We can achieve lower prices and cleaner energy. Keystone Pipeline...just saying. He offered no specifics.
5. International tax policy. This is where he talks about a bill that he introduced called the Partnership to Build America Act (HR 2084). This bill attempts to get people to bring their money back into the U.S. from overseas. This is a problem, and this bill may work. It would require a lot of cooperation from many entities to even get it started because it depends on U.S. corporations putting up $750B to be sold as cheap bonds that will not be  government guaranteed. Every $1 that they "invest" they can bring $4 back tax free. You can read about the bill at http://delaney.house.gov/information-on-congressman-delaneys-infrastructure-bill

    There was a short time for a few Q&As. The first question was asked by Brian Poffenberger and one that I appreciated. He asked Delaney to, without using common superlatives, please explain specifically how Washington County can participate in the good things that are going on in Maryland. I was not as impressed by his vision for Western Maryland as I was by his knowledge of economics. Delaney's answer had three components:

1. Play a role in the economy of the super-region of Boston to Richmond. He plainly stated that we would never be a hub of any great importance in this region, but that we could build on transportation and logistics. Our role would be distribution and logistics fulfillment. In other words, trucking and warehousing. That left me feeling a little cold.
2. An indirect issue to our region is I-270. I-270 needs to be easier to travel (no way?), and the I-270 bus rapid transportation corridor is the best value for investment over the Red and Purple Lines. He wanted us to note that this was a statement outside of his Party line. Noted, along with the many times the word bipartisan was spoken. He was still building the brand. So, what about I-81? 
 3. Cyber security. Spend 10% on non-government cyber security. He said tax free zones should be considered.

     Another question was asked about his opinion on the regulatory environment. He answered way overloaded and offered an opinion on Dodd Frank. He thinks that Dodd Frank was a good bill that got out of control. He blames it for the failed economy of 2006 when 19 out of 20 top corporations needed government money. However, he does not think it should be repealed. He believes parts of it should be dismantled taking a reasonable approach.
      In summary, this is my first impression. If I didn't already know that he is a Democrat, he may have skillfully been able to sell me on the moderate non-partisan brand, particularly when talking about  economics, which is his forte. He is likable in every way, not offensive or arrogant, and seems completely genuine except for his attempt at branding. That said, I know that his opponent Dan Bongino has graduate degrees in both Business Administration and Psychology, and he is also a business owner. I am sure that he could very aptly talk about economics, and with the mess this country is in I am glad that both candidates share this knowledge. What makes Bongino stand out in a big way over Delaney is his grasp for the entirety of what is plaguing this country and this state. In addition to economics he speaks passionately about protecting our Constitution, about 2nd Amendment issues and issues of privacy. He doesn't measure his words when addressing the largest threat to our economy, which is the failure called Obamacare. He is not worrying about his brand or even his Party when he talks openly about career politicians on both sides of the aisle.  Dan Bongino gets it! Bongino has a vision that includes but is larger than economics. Delaney does not. I am happy to report, however, that he is not a demon and I will no longer be interested in any further opinion in that regard. Issues! Issues! Issues!

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SGP: Another Scam in the Minnesota perverse Meritocracy. Part 1 of 2

Associate Justice David Lee Lillehaug

This article revisits this writer’s assertion that promotions and rewards within our government and political parties do not happen as rewards for serving the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE. Rather they occur for maintaining the facade that our government promotes the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE, while actually promoting the best interests of the wealthy and corporate ruling class.

This article is presented as part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide American Citizens with information and reporting necessary for them to retake our country, and restore our Constitution, Natural Law, the Rule of Law and our Bill of Rights.

This writer's attention was brought to this article by the following news story.

'Pro bono' legal work for 2011 shutdown cost Minnesota $77,000 http://strib.mn/1dkPgCK

The above referenced, heavily spun article discusses how Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, in kind of an off the books way, paid David Lee Lillehaug's $77,000 for work that was supposed to be done for free. Because of the "accounting discrepancy" this controverys did not arise until a couple of weeks ago.

David Lee Lillehaug and this writer's paths had crossed many years ago. This story reaffirmed this writer's low opinion of David Lee Lillehaug. And this two part series, will likely have Minnesota Citizens and rank and file Democrats with a new perspective of reality regarding their government and Democratic Party respectively.

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it. – John Hay (1872)

This article takes place at the intersection of fraud perpetrated upon Charities and Pension funds by a certain bank, as well as that bank's participation in the wrongful repossession of vehicles from 150-200 Minnesota families. The reader is advised that they can find the documentation to this writer’s allegations with the Minneapolis FBI, and in Hennepin County Court Cases Bank North vs 1st National Bank of Anoka, NA is 27CV88-22383, Citizens State Bank of St. Louis Park vs. 1st National Bank of Anoka, NA 91-002759, Don Mashak vs Norwest Bank 93-016429. This writer will post specific proofs and documents at the follow url in the next few days http://goo.gl/BGA8Hy. At the time, Wells Fargo Bank, NA was called Norwest Bank, Na.

The actors in this great play include this writer, current Minnesota Supreme Court Judge David Lee Lillehaug, former Chief of Staff to a now deceased US Senator, Jeff Blodgett, the unnamed deceased Senator, then Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) President Richard Kovacevich , Wells Fargo Board member Daniel-Saklad, Wells Fargo Lawyer Sherry Hellerman-Gould, former First National Bank of Anoka, NA (FNA)President William Bunker and FNA’s VP Roger Oakerman. (There are other players but this is the short list)

This writer asserts that US Attorney David Lee Lillehaug refused to pursue this writer’s allegations 20+ years ago of the wrongful repossession of 150-200 vehicles from innocent Minnesota families and the subsequent escalating witness tampering threats which culminated in death threats. This writer asserts that if now US Minnesota Supreme Court Judge David Lillehaug had pursued this writer’s allegations 20 years ago, Wells Fargo Bank, NA would not have went on to savage various charities and pension funds later...

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,
Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
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End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
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Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
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Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
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Term Limits #TermLimit
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Justice in Minnesota #JIM
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Outraged? Use Your 2nd Vote

I will admit that I was surprised by the reaction the Coke commercial received during the Super Bowl.  I didn't see it live (I found the company of my friends and husband much more delightful than anything happening on the television during that game) and as an information junkie and activist, I have seen far worse happening in certain public schools where 'balkanization' is institutionalized.  (Read about what is happening at Tucson public schools with La Raza studies, and note that this is written by liberal democrat Loretta Hunnicut.

The thing that really struck me is that those consumers of Coca-Cola products who were offended, have no idea how the corporation spends its money on activism and social causes.

In December, during the flak over Duck Dynasty and A&E, I read about an app call 2nd Vote.  A commenter on the Cracker Barrel Facebook page mentioned that she already knew that Cracker Barrel is more liberal than expected, but their removal of Phil Robertson merchandise was the last straw for her (paraphrasing).  This piqued my curiosity about 2nd Vote and her reference to Cracker Barrel being liberal. 

According to their website, 2nd Vote is "the revolutionary new app that keeps your spending aligned with your conservative values."  Their motto is 'Your Vote Counts Beyond The Ballot'.  The app lists companies that provide goods and service by category or that are searchable by name, and rank them based on four issues: 2nd Amendment Rights, Environment, Marriage and Pro-Life.  The app gives brief examples of how companies spend their money in relation to each of these issues and social causes.  Therefore, if you see that the company ranks low on an issue that is important to you as an individual, you can see the explanation and do additional research.  If a company has a lower ranking because of one issue, you can decide if that one issue will drive your purchasing decisions.  You can also research by the four individual issues to see how companies rank specifically on that one issue, verses the cumulative score based on all four.  This is a great tool for single issue advocacy, i.e. groups and citizens focused on preserving and defending the 2nd Amendment.

It is actually fascinating to note where companies are spending their money, and there are plenty of surprises, like Cracker Barrel, which has a cumulative score of 4.7, ranked passively liberal. Their individual scores breakdown to neutral on Environment (no financial giving or activity in this area), liberal on Marriage and passively liberal on Pro-Life.  The reason for their low ranking on the issue of Marriage is because they offer limited same sex benefits, they funded the Nashville Human Rights Council Equality Gala, and actively participate in LGBT causes financially.  After having a contentious relationship with the LGBT community and being targeted by the HRC for years, Cracker Barrel is very active with the HRC currently, which is not the image they portray to the public.  It also explains why they were so quick to pull Phil Robertson merchandise from their 'Country' Stores nationwide.

My suggestion to all consumers is to use your second vote, the vote with the power to make a difference to corporations, your money.  Activist groups get funding by being the squeaky wheel, while consumers are ignorant to what causes companies are funding.  Stop reacting to things like commercials, or companies banning certain products, and be proactive in knowing where you spend your money.  I'll be honest, sometimes there is no good alternative (i.e. both Coke and Pepsi received a ranking of 3.5, actively liberal), but at least you are informed as to why they received those rankings and can make a buying decision accordingly.  Letting companies know that we, the consumers, are aware of their activist funding and are making buying decisions based on these issues will incentivize them to think about the consumers more than the activists groups.

 

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SGP: UNIFIED THEORY OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


Most Americans feel something has changed, and not for the better, in America. But ask them what exactly has changed and how the change

occurred, and most can only give a general impression of a loss of liberty and expansion of government power and control.

It is this writer’s belief that his Unified Theory of American Government and Politics will help his fellow American understand what is changing, how it is being changed and how they can resist change they oppose. Now this writer has collected enough information to write a book, but in deference to constructive and less constructive feedback about the length of some of his articles, this article will be a summary of this theory. (And I will write the book in the future). The Importance of getting this information into the minds of the American masses outweigh any personal economic considerations.

This writer politely suggests the reader will get more out of this article if they read these 2 previous articles first:


To understand foundation of American Government, it is necessary
to how our current American Government came to be. We will look at
aspects of the government that preceded our Republic and examine and
compare those same aspects as they occurred in the early Republic. We
will compare these aspects of Governance under:

  1. Divine Right of Kings – Pre-American Revolution
  2. Consent of the Governed – Early America
  3. Progressivism – Current Day America


For our purposes, we are going to go back to the fall of the Roman Empire 476 AD.
In Western Europe, following the fall of Rome an economic system know
as Feudalism and a Governance Doctrine Known as the Divine Right of
Kings evolved into being.


DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS


The Governance Doctrine of Divine Right of Kings stated essentially:
The King is a God or the representative of God here on earth, and, therefore no earthly being can question his decisions.


NO RIGHTS


All property belonged to the King. People upon the Kings property
were subjects as opposed to citizens. Subjects do not have rights; they
obtain permissions and/or privileges from the King or the Kings
representative.


NO PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS


None besides the King owned property; they obtained the King’s
permission to be upon it and/or were granted the privilege of managing a
particular piece of property for the King in exchange for loyalty,
payments and soldiers for the King’s Army. In short, almost the entire
wealth of the country belonged to the King.


SUBJECTS


The vast majority of people were peasants. Under the economic system
of Manorial Feudalism peasants were essentially tied to a parcel of
land. In effect, they were the property of the King and whomsoever the
King appointed to manage that land.


CLASS SYSTEM


Various Class systems existed. The sharpest division was the King
and his subjects. But to control all of his lands and subjects, the
King had to delegate authority to others to administer sections of his
Kingdoms. From this arose an aristocracy; initially just the trusted
Administrators of the King’s Property and/or governmental affairs.

Though they did not think of it like this at the time, Aristocrats
essentially traded the liberty of the masses for their own personal
gain. Even if the King was wrong, they most usually went along to get
along to keep their privileges and permissions. Little or no thought
was given to the quality of life of the lower classes. And any conflicts
of conscience between the King and the peasants were quickly decided in
the favor of the King. Perhaps the key thought to take from this
paragraph is that the King cannot maintain control without the support
of the lower hierarchy. The King and the aristocracy were mutually
dependent on each other to maintain their power and privilege and
enforce their will on the masses.

As the Governance Doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings matured,
another class of persons emerged called “Freedmen” or “Freemen” These
often were merchants or tradesmen with enough wealth to be able to
support and free themselves.


SELF DETERMINATION


There was little or no Self-Determination. An individual’s life was
most predicted by the class or status they were born into. Life was so
harsh and existence so close to the margins, that most could not afford
the consequences of challenging the social order. Your profession was
most likely to be that of your father. If you were born the son of a
blacksmith, more than likely you would grow up to be a blacksmith. If
you were born the daughter of a blacksmith, you father would likely
arrange a marriage with for you with someone of similar class and
status. There were exceptions, to be sure, but the upward mobility
experienced in the first 225 years of the American Republic did not
exist under Feudalism and the Divine Right of Kings.

Without Self-Determination, the day to day, month to month and year
to year elements of living became settled tradition. And tradition and
superstition became the reasons and restraints to those that dare dream
of their life being something more.


ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUTH


Truth was established by the King and the Church. The truth the King
and the Church established could not be challenged. From your history
you remember persons being excommunicated, punished, burned at the
stake, or otherwise being killed for challenging Church Doctrine.
People were killed for....

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact
your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of
repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the
local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if
this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still
likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training
junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same
“livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our
#Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money
for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time
without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of
our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak
http://Facebook/Don.Mashak
Don Mashak Google Plus http://goo.gl/1AUrE

WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://WETHEPEOPLETAR.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://twitter.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR

End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
National http://bit.ly/ta3Rju Minneapolis http://bit.ly/tjZJKF

Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
http://BringHomethePoliticians.com

Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
http://LawlessAmerica.com

Term Limits #TermLimit
http://TermLimits.org

Justice in Minnesota #JIM
http://JusticeinMN.com

Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve)
in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not
passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this
author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust
and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate
you to the contrary of your perspective.

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