I used to work with a fellow officer who used to say: “They can’t stand prosperity.” I found that humorous, but not anymore.

They don’t respect our flag. The women’s soccer team drags it on the ground. Athletes no longer stand for it.

They embrace socialism, they expect free medical care, and free college and the “Green New Deal.”

They don’t balance the budget. Instead they raise the debt ceiling. Could we run our households like that?

They want open borders. I’ll never understand why they ignore the law. And yet they are heard to say: “We are a nation of laws.” If we don’t like the law, can we just ignore it?

If anyone told me that I would live to see the day the FBI was headed up by folks that ignored the rule of law and engaged in criminal behavior, I would never have believed it.

If we try to win elections by hook or crook, something is dreadfully wrong.

I’ve heard it said that there is a virus in Washington that causes temporary insanity. I’m about ready to accept it as fact.

I have never before been in fear for my country, but I am now. Still, I will never bet against America. She has always been able to correct herself.

We must carefully select who we admit to our country, making sure they want to be Americans, not hyphenated Americans.

So, until then, please join me in asking God to bless America again.

William D. Lewis

Emporia

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qahwha

The claim about John McCain was rated "False" by Snopes and "Pants on Fire" by Politifact. It has been widely debunked.

ibtirish

The post was actually a Conservative leaning Kansan Farmer type post. and all I can say is GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS TRUMP AND GOD BLESS EMPORIA

Aim_High

God bless mexican kids incarcerated in cages, god bless racist attacks on congresswomen, and god bless those all the poor women Trump grabbed by the "kitty". These are all things Republicans in particular have been fine with and even vocally defend, but Trumps use of the word "Goddamn" is where they draw the line? Yes, it's true, children in cages, racism, and sexual assault are all okay, but SWEARING is where republicans draw the line and think Trump should be punished? LOL SAAAAAAAAAD!

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SnowGypsy

Trump is all talk when discussing shooting someone, but if you'll google about "deaths associated with the Clintons" that is "action", not just words.

SnowGypsy

"Mexican kids" really? They said that the majority of people coming across the border were not Mexican. Yeah, and when he tried to "grab their kitty", the one and probably several others went up to his hotel room after that, and a self-respecting woman who wasn't trying to get money or position, would have made it clear that was wrong in whatever way it took to get the job done. It is unfortunate that illegal aliens are using their children as pawns to get their foot in the door of public assistance, but that is not on us, but on their parents and our government as to watch for "children" being kidnapped to be used as pawns or brought into the country for the sex trade, etc. When it comes to "racism" and Trump, I have decided to go with "You can't fix stupid." The schools have so failed so many of our citizens. Swearing? God gave man freewill.

Aim_High

Yes, there really are Mexican kids in cages as we speak. And what do you mean the majority of people coming across the border were not Mexican? Of the 11 million illegals in the USA, 6 million of them are Mexican, and 800,000 are under 16 years old. El Salvador comes in second place at 655,000 followed by Guatemala, China, and Honduras, respectively. Might want to lay off the FOX news.

Aim_High

Yes, there really are Mexican kids in cages as we speak. And what do you mean the majority of people coming across the border were not Mexican? Of the 11 million illegals in the USA, 6 million of them are Mexican, and 800,000 are under 16 years old. El Salvador comes in second place at 655,000 followed by Guatemala, China, and Honduras, respectively. Might want to lay off the FOX news.

SnowGypsy

Other than Mexican, now outnumber Mexicans coming into the country illegally. And, yes, the majority of those illegal aliens that are here are from Mexico. I would guess that the number of legal immigrants also came from Mexico. In 2017, almost 170,000 Mexicans entered the US as legal immigrants. When we lost so many jobs to Mexico, with jobs, not as many economic immigrants (the majority of them) were not coming in unless they weren't looking for work and more for public assistance extended to American born children.

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SnowGypsy

Please google and read about John McCain. As I told you before, people that do aren't touting him as a hero. Have you heard the verified recording that he made? It wasn't name, rank and serial number either. It is unfortunate that you are bitter against so many especially as an older American. I hope that you find peace.

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SnowGypsy

Jesus? Seriously? Well, at least Trump is not being falsely proclaimed as "God". What would Jesus say about abortion, the taking of innocent lives, 7,000 innocent lives in KS in 2017. Oh, that's right, those that believe in Jesus do no wrong as Jesus died for their sins. Give me a break!

qahwha

I agree that Donald is what is wrong with America. Th e idea that those who oppose the border wall also want open borders. That is a lie that Donald keeps repeating. That border wall is a waste of money and will not stop traffickers. Money would be better spent on technology and personnel. Applying for asylum is not against the law and unauthorized border crossing is a misdemeanor. Tuition free college and universal heath care are a reality is European countries and they are working very well. That is the way to prosperity--not tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations. I agree that raising the debt ceiling is not the solution. Instead, we need to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Amazon made 11 billion is profits and paid nothing in income tax last year. FAUX news has presented a completely false picture of what the green new deal involves, and Donald Trump has repeated the lies. Why do you refer to it as "socialist"? Because it is for the common good-and therefore bad? Because it doesn't benefit the fossil fuel industry?

SnowGypsy

Actually, better informed people know that the "border wall" is a combination of wall, natural barriers, electronic surveillance and increased border patrol agents. It is always best to do one's own research rather than the "jump on the bandwagon" with liberal news outlets, or for that matter conservative news outlets. I don't think driving profitable companies out of the country is probably an answer either. Common good is only when all able-bodied are working to support all the goodies that liberals want, and we are not supporting the economic immigrants that are flooding into the country when we have our own economically deprived individuals. You might check and see how the Canadian medical care is working out as I have talked to some people that are a recipient of that system. You might also look at the size of those countries where it is supposedly working. We need more citizens paying into the system, so we need jobs, a variety of jobs that even those now that are disabled would be able to perform, something more like call centers (shipped to Asia) than having to stand for 12 hour shifts as everyone can't do that. Without tariffs on incoming goods, like there had been when the country was flourishing, no reason for a company to stay in the country if they are going to be heavily taxed to support others. Fossil fuel? Look at Kansas welcoming "wind power" and read beyond the headlines about that, and watch in a few decades when they sit idle due to the health concerns that will be undeniable by that time. Trump will never out lie a Clinton. Maybe everyone take personal responsibility for themselves? I know, a horrible thought for a liberal! Best way to get something if someone wants it is to get off one's butt and find a way to get it, not just sit there waiting for someone else to give it to them.

Aim_High

The best informed people know trump hasn't completed a single mile of new fence in the 30 months he's been president. A few replacement sections here and there and that's it. That was the foundation of his campaign, and it has went nowhere. SAAAD! Here is a list of other things Trump has said and failed at recently: I will build a wall across the Mexican border. (nope) I will include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. (nope) I will order ICE to begin raids after July 4th that will deport millions of illegal aliens. (nope) I will overturn Obamacare on day 1 of my presidency. (nope) I will make sure no one loses coverage because of my changes to Obamacare. (nope) I will provide a health insurance plan that covers everybody. (nope) I will do away with lines, and let insurance companies sell anywhere. (nope) I will introduce a ban on federal employees lobbying the government for five years. (nope) I will ban members of Congress lobbying for five years. (nope) I will bring campaign finance reform limiting what foreign companies can raise for American political candidates. (nope) I will ban all Muslims from entering the US. (nope) I will send in the feds to “fix the horrible carnage going on” in Chicago. (nope) I will appoint Jared Kushner to work to bring an end to the opioid crisis. (nope) I will create a Space Force. (nope) I will negotiate a nuclear free Korean peninsula. (nope) I will put a 25% tariff on all Chinese imports. (nope) I will get Mexico and Canada to agree to a new trade pact. (nope) I will negotiate a new Mideast peace plan. (nope) I will prevent Huewei from doing business in the United States. (nope) I will deport more illegals than Obama ever did. (nope) I will stop Iran from enriching uranium. (nope) I will label China a currency manipulator. (nope) I will order the Justice Dept to reopen the investigation of Hillary Clinton. (nope) I will balance the federal budget 'fairly quickly'. (nope) I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress. (nope) I will bring back waterboarding. (nope) I will establish a commission on radical Islam. (nope) I will allow individuals to deduct health insurance payments from their taxes. (nope) I will lower drug costs by making drug companies list prices in ads. (nope) I will lower drug costs by cracking down on fake drug rebates. (nope) I will repeal the alternative minimum tax. (nope) I will cancel all funding for sanctuary cities. (nope) I will release my tax returns as soon as the audit is finished. (nope) I will restore faith in government and get rid of the rigged system that rewards the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of the common man. (NOPE!)

Justice81

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