As I See It

by A.J.(Tony) Powell

A wall or not a wall? That is (still) the question!

Another question is “Does a country, any country, have a ‘Right-To-Exist?”

Or you could ask, “Do the people of any country have a right to protect their way of life from invaders?”

The so-called ‘Indians’ of the Americas and the Caribbean had open, unprotected borders didn’t they? How did uncontrolled ‘immigration’ work out for them? They lost their land, they lost their culture, they lost their language.

Why? Because they were unable to protect themselves against ‘illegal invaders!

I heard a (legal USA immigrant) student from India on Public Radio claim that “Immigration is a Human Right.” Continue reading

by A.J.(Tony) Powell

It was the first day of April in Viola in Central Florida. A family from Canada had settled the area close to Lake Griffin. Viola was a small, but successful community of related family and a few close friends.

Arthur Monkton was not an educated man, but he was their respected leader. For whatever reason, he was also an avid diarist, who scratched down, just about every happening (hardy event) in the every-day life of that close-knit group. Fishing in the lake, he’d record the catch, however small. Going to the store, he’d write down what they bought and what it cost.

Arthur was not a ‘creative’ author – no ’embroidery’, no thoughts, no reflections, no opinions. Just “This is what happened today.”

So this entry seems out-of-place. Continue reading

Publishers note: I am sorry to say this is the first time that I can remember Tony Powell not doing his column. Tony is a perpetual motion machine / Energizer  Bunny. His column is enjoyed by many. He had to take time recharge. Hopefully he will be ready for next month’s column. I will put in something I think he would like to put in.

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Let’s Talk Social Security Funds

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program.
He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary. No longer Voluntary

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program. Now 7.62% on the first $128,400. + your employer’s contribution.

3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year. No longer tax deductible. Continue reading

Q-“What is Brexit?

Q-“Who cares anyway?”

The ‘UK’ (United Kingdom) wants to leave Europe. They have ‘Great Britain’, the ‘United Kingdom’, the ‘British Isles’, ‘Britain’, England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. It’s one big mess over there.

Combine ‘Britain’ and ‘Exit’ and you get ‘BREXIT”. A while back it was Greece’ and ‘GREXIT’. England voted about 53%. Wales 52% to leave.  But both Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay in.

The ruling British elite oppose Brexit and are behind all the controversy we see in the media. But ordinary people want to be free of European unelected dictators. It’s ‘States Rights’ European Style.

But previous ‘Exit’ votes across Europe have either been ignored or revised into total ineffectiveness. Fox News quoted, “It’s a long, dishonest tradition. They made the Danes vote again, they made the Irish vote twice, and the French and the Dutch they just ignored,” “Europe does not take no for an answer,” they said. Continue reading

January 1st 2019 – Happy New Year!

I’m not a big fan of lame-jokes, but why not start 2019 with a chuckle (or maybe a laugh?)

-Is your cup half-full or half-empty? – With a half-cup of hot toddy – Who cares?

-They say ‘Always start the New Year off on the right foot’. But I’m left-footed!

-Is it a ‘New Year’ if it’s just the same as the last one?

-It’s always dumb to lie to yourself – But New Year’s resolutions are the exception. Continue reading

by A.J.(Tony) Powell

Immigrants -vs- Invaders!

Univision, Judicial Watch and others report that many ‘Middle Easterners’ are in the caravan. In fact, the President of Guatemala claims to have arrested over 100 of them.

One source alleges that about 20% or approximately 44 million of the world’s international immigrants live in the United States.

Already, in the USA this year over a half million people have been detained for violating US borders in the South-Western States and that number continues to rise.

The vast majority are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Continue reading

by A.J.(Tony) Powell

Who said “Restricting immigration is offensive, and contrary to American values”? Most media outlets label anyone who disagrees with them a ‘xenophobic’.

So, just because I disagree with you, I have a ‘phobia?’

Fact is that the law says “An alien is inadmissible if they are “likely to become a public charge”.

Doesn’t that mean that it’s ‘legal’ to stop the current invasion of the United States? Of course the argument is not new. It was way back in 1790 that James Madison said something like, “Legal immigration is intended to ‘increase the population’, but only if they add to the strength and wealth of America”. He said, “America should welcome the immigrant who can assimilate, but exclude the immigrant who doesn’t ‘fit in”

The (Legal) population of the United States of America includes just about every color and culture found anywhere in the world. So any ‘legal’ immigrant can ‘fit in’ if they have the determination to become acceptably ‘Americanized’. Continue reading

By Tony Powell

Do we have a misunderstanding of the First Amendment which guarantees ‘free speech’?

A County Property Appraiser in Florida asked, “Show me a successful Moslem country?” He has been immediately denounced by the media and others as a ‘Xenophobic Racist’ (I didn’t know that ‘Moslem’ was a ‘race’).

(Definition of xenophobia. : “Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign”).

A Georgia politician reports that she was being ‘attacked’ because she talked to Saudi prince who is ‘Anti-Israel’.

(In Europe, you go to jail for saying that the ‘holocaust’ never happened). Since when was stupidity illegal?) Continue reading

by A.J.(Tony) Powell

“One And Done?”

Will ‘The Donald’ get a second term as President?

Will the actions and decisions of President Donald Trump survive?

Polls show that the American people trust ‘The Donald’ more than any Democrats and most Republicans in Washington D.C.

One pundit said, “It seems that a lot of President Donald Trump’s policies, are likely to last longer than his critics”. Continue reading

By Tony Powell

Peace in Palestine will never happen!

The (Free) Irish have been fighting for their freedom from British occupation for a thousand years.

They don’t seem to understand Golden Rule which says “The guy with the gold rules!” and “Might Makes Right!”

Israel prefers the status quo. Seventy years of peace plans, international summits, secret negotiations, UN resolutions and state-building programs, have and will continue to fail.

The political leaders of Israel have openly stated for decades that they will never agree to a so-called  “Two-State Solution”. Continue reading

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