Trump’s Paramilitary Militia Eager for a Second Civil War

by Tony Wyman In April 2016, months before the American people elected Donald Trump president of the United States, Brandon Smith, author and member of Oath Keepers, a far-right paramilitary group made up largely of past and present U.S. soldiers and law enforcement officers, made this comment in an article he posted here. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, if Hillary Clinton is chosen by the establishment to take Obama’s place, the result would probably be outright civil war in the U.S. The level of hatred…

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President Trump Just Showed America Why He Is Unfit to be President

by Tony Wyman Following what political commentators could only call the best day in his presidency, Donald Trump had the opportunity to show America that he is a man of character worthy to be the president of the United States. And he failed. Following 22 months of investigation into now discredited allegations that Mr. Trump colluded with Russian operatives seeking to influence the 2016 presidential race to prevent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from being elected, no one could blame the president for feeling a sense of both relief…

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“WE THE PEOPLE” – What It Meant, What It Should And Where We Lost Our Way

by Paul Hamlin   “We The People” In modern political history there has rarely been three more radical, more revolutionary words spoken or written.  “We the people” represents an idea far bigger, far greater than the simple everyday petty politics.  The Constitution is the idea that all people should focus on first, arguments about policy and process should be wrapped in the founding document. The dream of America, of representative governments, was and is that people, ordinary people, would see a need, a gap or a void and that out…

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Up In Flames – The Impact Of Party Politics

by Paul Hamlin Our system is broken.  The way we do elections, our political party system and the expectations placed on our congress people is so flawed that we need to make considerations about, not just how we fix it, but who should be permitted to fix it. Congress has become a divisive and divided group of people with an eye on the next election and the other on harming their “enemy”.  Remember that elected officials are the employees of the people, not the other way around.  We do not…

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Two Paths That You Can Go By – Senator Jeff Flake Points To The High Road

photo of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake at town hall meeting

by Tony Wyman Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called us all out on the carpet last night with a speech that will go down in history as one of the greatest ever given by an American politician.                                                                                                             …

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Newt Gingrich’s “Understanding Trump” – No Thanks Newt, It’s Not That Complicated

by Richard Cameron “Understanding Trump” I happened to be randomly making a tour of the Costco in Glendale, Arizona while my mother was having an eye exam.  In the course of my aimless rambling, strolling past the books offered for sale – one hardcover book arrested my attention.  It was “Understanding Trump” by none other than persistent Trump carney barker, Newt Gingrich. That such a book had arrived on the scene a week or so ago, eluded me, given that I am not the target audience for it. The target demo…

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Why National Compass – Why Now?

by Richard Cameron When we went into the imagineering phase of identifying a domain name for this new media platform, a great deal of discussion among our writing staff was involved. The question essentially was, “What is the main issue in our society that we could address as a purpose of existence – a raison d’etre for the nascent website?” The conversation kept coming back to things like the direction the country was headed and the widening divisions between our citizens. This led to the suggestion of names that reflected…

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