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The Worst Shall Yet Come

As many of you know, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away sometime Friday evening at the age of 87, after a long battle with multiple forms of cancer. Though this post has other motivations than pure commemoration, I will pause to take note for a moment. During my days as a young and empowered conservative, I often had a distant (and negative) view of RBG, largely because of her politics. It was only after watching her eulogy for Antonin Scalia that I developed a different appreciation, one surrounding her humanity. A critical issue with modern politics is the conspiracy to invalidate people on the basis of opinions, often whilst claiming to speak for the entire human race. This is a sickening trend with poor tidings for the time ahead.

What RBG’s death will do is tear down the curtains of fragile respectability, or at least the parts still remaining. I would not put her timely passing beyond the wildest machinations of the Democratic Machine, which above all else desires the supremacy of power. Such an event steels the most dejected into action, and increases the chances of any outcome being viewed as illegitimate. The perfect gale has arrived.

Consequently, we can expect to see the level of rioting and pillaging increased to dramatic levels, both before and after this election. The desperation of leftists towards triumph may even cause them to target elected senators in states where the Democratic governor has power to appoint a replacement. Nothing will be off the table for these souls, who now cry out to the internet in anguish, as if they are cut off from the divine culture. Vile dismissals of violence directed against their opponents will become the canon norm, and the timid dweebs arguing about “the intolerance of the liberal left” shall face an epic usurpation of their credibility, while Christians wonder if the end times are nigh.

The remaining lot – us who see past the empty diversions of the political game – are bound to be caught in the crossing fire, despite our attempts at avoiding Armageddon. We are to be the voices that were never listened to, at last set alight at a time when being “right” matters not, for everyone has become wrong. Hence there is no treasure for the rewarding, only a brittle grudge, the child of hearts cast to infinite scorn.

Little as we can do to prevent this calamity, there are measures to take for personal safety:

  • Review your investments, and determine if some should be trimmed or divested (but do not panic sell).
  • Be careful about open displays of political affiliation. Free speech is a virtue, but not respected by all.
  • Take care of your elders, and the young. Weaker targets are perfect prey for the radicalized and unshakeable.
  • Go about with confidence and caution. Being lost in a phone while in public is a great target made.
  • If the mob comes for you, fight as if the world is collapsing. You may be right, and no police or allies are guaranteed to come.
  • Should you follow God or gods, find peace with them now, and pray.

Perhaps these assessments are too harsh, or overblown by the limited scope of one man’s existence. Still, few people ever understand the gravity of their times, or the flimsy nature of the order around them. Be true to heart by knowing what is to come, so your life is not wasted in speculation of when that spiritual chapter may emerge.


What Trump Has Accomplished

I am not much for petty electioneering, but at times it becomes obnoxious to hear people proclaim their hated public figure to be “a complete failure,” without evening attempting to consider the facts. They just sit and scream.

In the case of Donald Trump, the prevailing narrative is that he is anti-poor, anti-gay, and anti-woman. As we will see, the actual LEGISLATIVE record puts more than a few chinks in that brilliant and pink progressive armor. One simply has to look.

On Women

Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Along with the INSPIRE Act, designed to expand number of women in STEM and business)

INSPIRE Women Act (See above)

Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (Focused on resolving conflict by having women play roles as mediators and mitigators)

Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Meant to eliminate backlog of 100,000 rape kits, overwhelmingly to the service of women victims)

On Veterans

American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 (Provides grants to hire veterans in law enforcement)

Jobs for Our Heroes Act (Makes it easier for veterans to get CDL jobs)

VALOR Act (Expands apprenticeship opportunities for veterans)

Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017 (Helps protect veterans from scams)

Enhancing Veteran Care Act (Reform to improve VA service provision)

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Revamping of VA claims process)

On Criminal Justice

Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Focused on reducing violent crime through use of Rapid DNA system)

Justice Served Act of 2018 (Meant to reduce DNA backlog in criminal investigations)

INTERDICT Act (Action against drug smuggling related to the opioid crisis)

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Directed against sex trafficking on the internet)

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017 (Additional protections for victims of trafficking)

Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 (Expands certain Medicaid services, while providing penalties for companies that misclassify drugs)

Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 (Restricts printing of SS numbers on official agency mail)

Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (Ensures the compilation of information on, and institutes penalties for, elder abuse)

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018 (Creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency)

Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018 (Modifies restitution laws for victims of child pornography)

Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 (Reforms juvenile justice system, preventing children from being held in state prisons, and working to reduce racial disparities)

First Step Act of 2018 (Major reform of federal prison system and sentencing rules)

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (Increases penalties for animal abuse and torture)

On Taxes and Retirement

Taxpayer First Act (Reform of IRS appeals and tax enforcement)

SECURE Act (Substantial overhaul of retirement rules, allowing Americans to save more over their lifetimes)

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Historic reductions in taxes for individuals and corporations; also simplifies tax filing with deduction rules)

On Healthcare

National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 (Improves suicide hotline structure)

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 (Advances research into hearing loss or hearing issues in infants)

Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (Eliminates pharmacy “gag clauses” which result in Americans paying more for prescription drugs than necessary)

Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018 (Similar pharmacy reform for Medicare/Medicaid)

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (Opioid crisis response legislation)

Action on AIDS treatment

On Science and Technology

Save Our Seas Act of 2018 (Addresses marine debris issue)

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Improves waterway infrastructure throughout the country)

National Quantum Initiative Act (Creates national plan for advancement of quantum tech, including quantum computing)

Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (Improvements to weather data accumulation and forecasting)