This is a huge article, so this is my disclaimer. There are two parts and feel free to read either one only or both. They booth convey my thoughts on the “whats important now.”
We live in a world where the distribution of Data, Intelligence, & the Perspective on that information can travel and influence at a rate never experienced before. Allow me to break down my view on this. A lot of division is being amplified by the media and twisted into a form to create a narrative that is far from the spirit and letter in and of which it was made. I think it is safe to say that if you have a pulse and are breathing you have been misrepresented or at the very least misunderstood by someone you cared about. Data is defined as being a fact/ piece of information such as a byte vs bit, both are Data, but the end culminated compilation of the Bits create the intelligence. They are a tiny build block of a bigger more intelligent “system”, or “Program”
So lets look at the latest accusation My Uncle has posed. Let look at the basic blocks and break it down as my Uncle said he would be able to do of the information that supports Trumps reelection…..He still has yet to do so.
Trump now Dis-enfranchising Voters to Win the General Election.
Dis-enfranchising – to deprive, deny a free person ability to vote.
The first point on the list is that President Trump has and is failing to address the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the Data shows that this country has tested more people than any other country. The Data shows that the case fatality rate and the mortality rate of our country is not out of line with what is going on in the rest of the world. It is actually lower by some metrics and to other countries. The USA is leading the world in testing and in vaccine development and will deploy via military logistics. This doesn’t happen from a leader who sits around twiddling his thumbs hoping and praying. Under Trumps leadership terminated entry into the USA form those traveling from China and Europe. Now lets consider what amazing suggestions in leadership come from those who say Trump has failed in protecting Americans. Let consider the leadership from left wing of Congress … Many who lead the democrat party ON THE RECORD stating that Trump banning people is due to his Racism and Xenophobia. These leaders Include the Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. That single decision made from a President Joe Biden would have allow millions of Americans to die. That point alone and ON RECORD should disqualify those who made that stance unfit for leadership, yet they still live in the political world. To think Trump did not know ahead of time the risk of what would be said of him and yet still made a perfect decision to close off incoming Travel from China first then Europe is just nonsense. He made the tough decision regardless of the economy to protect American against an unknown enemy at the time.
How is this point depriving voters from voting Trump out of office? It doesn’t.
The economy is in shambles. – Is my Uncle 2nd point Well of course it is in shambles when you shut down or no longer feed something it stops growing and dies. What is it that we do …? Keep things shut down indefinitely or start little by little and reopen safely by practicing social distancing and when in crowed areas wearing a mask. I do however think it is an interesting idea that is propagated by the upper class of those in the US that we should close the economy down indefinitely or until a vaccine is made. I suppose they would implement some form of government support and therefore dependence on BIG GOV. This is not the American way nor would it affect those making these suggestions. The talking heads at the cable news network, government leaders and reps and other upper-class people are not affected by a slow economy. I and the 90% of other Americans are. It is shortsighted and a dangerous proposal to implement if we value our freedoms that we ALL take for granted, including myself.
How is this depriving Voters from voting? It doesn’t.
He tried to kill Obamacare and deport DACA and has Failed. This too isn’t relevant to depriving voters but lets look at it. President Trump has talked about the many problems in the Affordable Care Act of which even Obama himself said many time on record. High premiums and the individual mandate in addition to not being able to choose your doctor and many other overly complicated regulations have had devastating effects to our current healthcare system. This can only be solved by the Congresses doing the work and debating and coming together FOR THE COUNTRY. Both Obama and Trump have very divided congress and government to work with and to just bluntly say its all Trump or All Obama is naive or ignorant of the work needed to get a program of this magnitude in place in a country as diverse as ours. I will leave that there.
DACA is a problem that should have never been considered as viable but made in haste because of misplaced emotion and thoughtless regard for the law and our constitution. Obama said himself over 17x -23x (Depending on sources and time to search) that he doesn’t have the legal authority to do this but yet he went rogue and sidestep our constitution because of a feeling and now created the ever compounding problem and emotional divide in side our country by his actions ALONE. He did not take the lead in upholding the law or persuading Congress to create legal forms of legislation and now the countries immigration system has suffered greatly from it.
The president has on record been very aggressively vocal multiple times in going against at times the Republican parties’ desires in coming to a solution to this issue. He has offered amnesty, citizenship, and various other DREAMER protections but it continually gets shot down by not even being allowed to be debated Why? Election year grandstanding and hatred for Trump, Nothing more and nothing less. Many Americans have endured this situation and have gone on to discover that this is the case. I feel you to will come to the same conclusion if you do research and think independently from any prejudices or fixed thoughts.
How is this depriving Voters from voting? It doesn’t.
The Wall that Mexico will pay for! – This is laughable to think that Trump will receive a check from the Mexican government but some cling to this idea and that Trump is not taking the job seriously. Yet More wall is being built and we now have cooperation from the Mexican government’s military in helping curb persons entering illegally and unvetted into our country. This is the important thing! Who the F*** cares if Mexico directly or indirectly pays for the wall? Laws exist for a reason and it is the President responsibility to uphold them.
How is this depriving Voters from voting? It doesn’t.
His actions are proving he is a RACIST? – What actions? What actions what legislation or E.O.s. (Maybe my Uncle will explain more specifically in an update.) However, Trump has enacted many E.O.s and signed bills into law that benefited various class and racial minorities. However NONE 0% is reported by the liberal left. Is the First Steps Act Racist? Is giving more money to HBCs (Historically Black Colleges) than any other administration before him racist? or is signing into law the Martin Luther King Jr National Park Act racist? Only words are offered and propagated to sow division and amplify racial hatred by the liberal media. Many Americans now just go directly to the source to hear for themselves what actions the President has taken. This is very evident if you just look at the viewing statistics on any news network in opinion segments versus official WH briefings on YouTube or other social media platform.
How do these actions allow one to believe Trump is depriving voters of their right to vote? IT DOESN’T
He attacks the VP Joe and his VP Sen. Kamala Harris because there’s nothing else to stick against his rivals? Honestly with respect this does not make sense. “This is a fight for the soul of our country” as V.P. Joe likes to put it so frequently all few dozen times he has publicly spoken. Since it is a fight why would there not be strong statements made about each other’s positions and track record. This is the beauty of being an American, and freedom to debate and express our views on various positions we hold. We get to decide what we want to believe and reap the consequences of our beliefs. To date I have seen nothing unreasonable about the accusations he has made against V.P. Biden or Sen. Harris. Both thirst for power. I loved when Sen. Harris made the strong statement on the debate stage attacking Joe being for segregationist and his subsequent record of jailing minorities, African Americans and him making racist slurs and statements done in his past as a Senator. She goes on to say herself she would have been on the other side of the aisle if she was in Congress at the time. OH REALLY? Then later on in true political form she said it was a Debate and we all said things with a big smile….in other words she will sing a different tune to get the power instead of standing for something with heart. There is much more to say on Senator Kamala which I will go deeper into in a future blog.
How is this depriving Voters from voting? AGAIN It doesn’t.
Now we come to a substantive issue of accusation from my Uncle. The one concerning Trump blocking the 671 Mail processing machines so mail in ballots can be counted. This is a point of Data but now let us derive some intelligence and form some good relative information useful for a concept to talk about.
Everything in government is slow and often times not efficient. I think we can all agree on this at the very least form a general sense. Also we can all agree that Trump is not always accurate of the Data and the way he describes his understanding is not always beneficial in describing his concerns when speaking from the hip as he is always pressed for doing by the media for that “gotcha moment”. As he said before he says what he says, and you can like it or hate but he stands by his words and more importantly the intrinsic issue underlying what he is talking about. He is not an intellectual but a billionaire who fought to be where he is today and before he became president. He talks in the same format that everyday people talk like and the Office hasn’t not changed him into being politically correct regardless of the trouble he gets himself in.
I digress …
Back to the Post office issues of the funding being blocked for the 671 mail sorting machine. Upon closer look, since the news conglomerates look for data ONLY relevant to the narrative they are pushing (Fox and CNN are both the same) The 671 machine sort letters from packages they don’t “Count” ballots as my Uncle failed to mention. Many of these machines are not in use at the current mail facilities to date since mail volume has been down in recent years and notwithstanding the post office is horribly managed by no one else but the government…(No big surprise) The budget is being reduced as a means to reign in overspending and making things more efficient. This is a long standing and highly complex issue that needs to be solved. To just state the data bit that “Blocking funding for the 671 mailing machines” as being evidence of voter suppression without considering the independent context of the data by which it was made in, we are not able to determine the true objective or issue at hand. The issue in a general sense proposed by my Uncle is that the votes will not be counted in time due to these machines not being in full use. I do not understand how that works within the current USPS operations. Maybe he will explain in a future post.
The Partisan issues in play
Suppression of the vote will happen if citizens are not allowed to vote by mail.
This issue on it face is nonsense. We live in a republic and not under a dictatorship. A single entity does not control any one form of the government in our system and the 51% do not rule the 49% as in a Democracy. Our system of voting is not centralized from the federal level and each state has a system of casting a ballot if you are not able to physically show up at polling booth. Each citizen can vote by mail. If you know you cannot be present, then you can cast your vote by mail by requesting a ballot before hand Trump does this and is in support of this. The idea that Trump is trying to restrict eligible citizen ability to vote by mail is part a false narrative to form a backstory to sow future division and “a cloud over” Trumps 2nd term should he win.
Trump is actively pursuing to restrict mail in voting. By defunding the post office and not agreeing to the legislation propose by democrats.
This narrative has no merit or evidence. Our government is not a dictatorship. It just isn’t. As I said before the federal government is not in control of the voting system. Our founding fathers created a fragmented system of voting control for “Checks & Balances” this is a glory of our nation. The idea of defunding the post office as a means of suppressing the vote is simple not possible on its face. Research this for yourself. Do not gather data from opinions of talking news anchors. Again this is only now being talked about to create a backstory as evidence to maintain “a cloud over any administration” as previous mentioned in the blog post “Enemy of the People.”
No evidence of election fraud cause by mail in ballot vote
This is true but not completely. It all depends on how you define the words “election fraud” I will give the media this that there has been not enough election fraud as defined by law in a manner to be worried about.
Mail-in voting system has flaws and still needs to be perfected.
This is not completely true to the letter, however it highlights a concern of the capabilities of the US Postal system. In the 2016 election roughly 25% of the ballots were cast by some form of mail in format. To date there has only been minimal problems of fraud and not done in masse. But to completely turn cheek and eye away from the recent Primary elections in New York is just plain willful stupidity. Google this situation and decide for yourself if a system that had far less than 120 million votes cast prove in adequate will work for our upcoming elections. We can talk about this more in depth in the future should I find there is interest in this topic. But you decide for yourself if the factor that effected the vote result which is still not determined as of today are relevant to a presidential election. In the state of Virginia there were various issues with printing and mailing out around 500,000 absentee ballots to incorrect addresses and eligible voters. The same state also had various problems of the printed format and therefore with casting the mail in ballots GOOGLE THIS. Can you say with a straight face there is a low probability of similar things happening in our upcoming election less than 3 months away? I know I cannot.
Trump has many situations that are under his care regarding our elections yet the only issue that is highlighted is that Trump claims fraud when none exist and trump is trying to suppress vote because he knows can’t win. How ridiculous that sounds! I have just showed you one issue that could lead to real problems, now you determine how to interpret the data for yourself.
The bet in its current form is ridiculous and started from a dining room table atmosphere. My uncle could not come to grips with why I would vote for Donald Trump again. As we were discussing the issues of why he has been the Greatest President he made a bet of $1,500 that Americans lost faith in Trump and he would lose. He recorded it and said he would hold me to the fire. Over the course of 2-3 month it grew 5,000-10,000, to 50,000 then during the impeachment trial ballooned to the $100,000. My Uncle said he was not interested if it was not 100k. It was made and stood valid. This would have been paid to the winner in accordance with a term that would be decided on at a closer date to the election. There were 2 conditions set when this bet was made apart from whom would assume the Presidency. Trump won I would receive the sum or if the any other part won, I would pay the sum to my Uncle. The other term was if one of them died regardless of fault or reason or resigned the bet would be voided. When the payment and how would be determined at a later date.
With that said I am not angry with my uncle for bailing out. The facts simply do not support his case. He is not at fault for falling into the emotional hatred he displays for the man and President Donald Trump. A diet of only corporate opinion news segments will produce this in anyone. I think at the very least many can see that I am willing to back up my reasons with data and not only interpreted and highly processed information echoed from others who share my views. I am not an echoing chamber from the corporate media. I have taken time to form my views and this processed has only benefited and matured my world view. I have been slow to publish the many articles because I drive a truck 9-13 hours a day and when off I have a family with 2 kids to hangout with. Sure, the money would have been helpful and a statement evidence of conviction. I do not take things lightly. One thing is certain is that the bet my Uncle Jimmy proposed was made from naivete of the current state of politics and momentum Trump has gained over the course of his presidency. I only hope that my Uncle will put down the hatred and look for truth derived from DATA. I intend to continue to write as a contributor to this blog to balance out and give another perspective. As for the bet I think it is not right to just bail out without any other reason other than Trump will never be Legitimate is cheap and shows weakness, but what is right and wrong is decided by the individual and I am not right to force anyone’s hand.
The momentum Trump has now is growing and the success of this administration will be long felt years after he has long passed. He has ignited the political fires of many Patriotic Americans and I am ever more confident that America will remain free from a centralized form of governance that the Left wing of Congress longs for. We are a young country in contrast to the other 199 counties and yet we have the longest withstanding constitution. I am ever more confident that we will remain a free, self-governing people and remain as a longstanding leader for self governance, freedom of expression, innovation, and greatness in the world.
I look forward to your comments!!