I am #TeamSOLI

My first introduction to Matthew VanDyke was by way of Glenn Beck’s program: 

Friend of Journalists Beheaded by the Islamic State Fighting Back Against the Terrorist Group in a Big Way

The organization Matt founded, Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), spoke to my heart then and continues to speak to my heart today. Please check out the website. Please take the time to go through each page and then, if what SOLI is doing to help others help themselves speaks to you too, please consider becoming a supporting member today.  c8ac1954-b239-47f7-90b1-422959e4ce31.JPG

“Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) was founded by international security analyst Matthew VanDyke in recognition of the failure of the international community and governments to adequately protect the defenseless and support those struggling for freedom around the world. There needed to be an organization capable of on-the-ground action to help those whom the international system had failed. SOLI was created to enable those abandoned by the international community to take action in defense of themselves and their people, and to combat those forces that seek to harm and oppress them.”

Link: https://www.sonsoflibertyinternational.com/about/



Forged and Tempered: Men of Consequence

The rise of a third party will probably increase the power to the Progressive Party for a long run. I agree with the premise we should vote for honest, upright candidates not for a party and we should point out the who’s who voting for the Progressive Party Platform. 

Mick Mulvaney gave a great interview on Fox News, as far as questions were asked but apparently interest rates will spike or could if they do not keep the economy going.

So my question is: For the next two years do we really believe, with this betrayal by bundled bills, Congressional Leaders will take back excessive spending practices by the power of the purse when they pull these kind of stunts with excessive spending and bailouts?

The meager tax reform bill that was passed, the one the House GOP and Leaders keep patting themselves on their backs about, is a total joke with the passing of the current excessive spending in this two year bill. 

“Future legislation should scrub the tax code of all subsidies for privileged interests and permanently extend a majority of the tax cuts contained in the act.” ~ The Senate’s Ugly Budget Deal Would Trample on the Success of Tax Reform

Bottom line: Mike Lee plainly and succinctly explains it here:

Thank you Thomas Massie and Mike Lee for being men of consequence.

Additional Reading: 

  1. It’s time for the Forgotten Man Caucus: Our freedom is not to be bartered away.
  2. What happened to ‘combat standards won’t be lowered’?
  3. LAUDABLE PURSUIT by Senator Mike Lee


Take Back The Senate: #DitchMitch

Schumer is the problem. So is Mitch McCONnell. The problem is the Senate but Mike Lee with Thomas Massie keep trying to educate the public on the bottle neck process that is hurting the American people while oppressing the taxpayers. Like David Horowitz says: It’s the Senate, Stupid.

Today’s Reading List:

  1. Boyd Matheson: Shutdown insanity — political posturing at people’s expense
  3. Chuck Schumer Just Lost The Shutdown, Bigly

Representative Thomas Massie’s video is really fantastic on the Omnibus or Continuing Resolution. (Unfortunately it is not on YouTube otherwise I would embed it.) 

Senator Mike Lee, author of Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document, has encouraged We, The People, to actively engage our Senators into doing the right thing. He knows that We, The People, must demand that they vote “on the 12 appropriations bills that the House has already passed.” He keeps asking, pleading for our help.

Engaging our politicians is the way it should be done. That is the way it must be done. Our unified voices insisting our politicians consistently press house and senate leadership for an Up-or-Down-vote on each of the 12 bills creates transparency. Then there is accountability. Then there are no more excuses so the House and Senate members can truly do the work We, the People, sent them there to do. 

America is not a country for servile men and women. We not only have a right to be free, but a duty to be free. For “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” 

~ David Azerrad


Dear Mitch McCONnell & Paul Ryan

Please turn the #SchumerShutdown into something positive.

Please, press for an up-or-down vote on every issue.

Please, clean up the Senate and the House so every Senator has to go on the record about what he or she is voting for or against each and every vote. 


Additional Reading:

  1. Needham: Shutdown Showdown Is Actually About Chain Migration, Not DACA
  2. The Imaginary Hispanic
  3. What is the “60 Vote Rule” in the Senate
  4. Democrats Amnesty Shutdown
  5. How Lawmakers Vote
  6. Issue Toolkit: Immigration


Earmarks: Let them die with Death Tax

The Republican Leadership needs to stop yammering on about the Tax Cut and Jobs Act already. 

  1. Tax Cuts were not permanent.
  2. It was a sorely incomplete package to begin with.
  3. There is still so much more that needs to be done to make it #RealTaxReform permanently!  

And now, with all of the antics going on regarding bring back earmarks it makes me wonder if the Progressive Republican Leadership (PRL)  is using self-praise as a smokescreen. Else why keep tweeting on and on after a barely decent bill is passed, as though the PRL saved the people with a measly, not permanent tax cut? 





24 days left… But who is counting?

It is another end of the day only this one is not 1 of, it is 341 of 365 days of daily writing. And once this little ditty is posted I only have 24 days of daily writing left. (Hallelujah!)

It has been a challenge not to merely write but to be inspired to write something appropriate, kind, and not too personal. It has been hard to not want to drone on about political messes when there are enough talking heads out there already, and many of them are far better communicators than myself on issues. 

Through this process I learned that I am bored with Twitter and Facebook. Pretty much bored with social media altogether. It also makes me long for the day when I have a house with a craft/sewing room where I can sit and play and create. 

Going through older posts it makes me miss working out. I am ready to get back into working out again after a year of unfortunate incidents.

Mostly I am ready to be done with this daily writing challenge. I think I might take on a weekly challenge after taking a bit of a break from this daily challenge. I think I would rather write more thoughtful pieces, not just fill in a blank day with anything that comes to mind. 

Nonetheless, it has been a great experience.