Different Reality, Different Neighborhood (Silence of the Dems)

 

Every gun owner in the state of Maine watched in shocked disbelief at Jared Golden’s campaign ad in which he leaves the parting visual to Maine Voters of a rifle being thrown to the ground. The first and very basic precept of gun safety is to treat every gun as if it were loaded. It would be safe to assume, given the nearly non-existence of accidental gun discharge incidents in our fair state, that the majority of families have passed down this basic tenet of gun safety and that basic knowledge somehow got lost in translation somewhere in the Golden family.

If the disconnect of the Democrat Party was not evident before, it is stark now, blazing and heralded in neon. Americans are fair, just as Mainers are fair. We are troubled, along with the rest of this Nation, that a man can be convicted based solely on hearsay and innuendo, rather than evidence, fact, and corroboration.

We are fair-minded and believe any victim of assault has the right to be heard but so does the accused. Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser has been heard, and heard, and heard, and heard again hourly on the 24 hour news outlets and yet, when the Judge was finally given an opportunity to defend himself, he was openly mocked by the Democrat side of the dais, even to the point of laughing at his emotion when referring to the trauma his wife and daughters have faced. The Democrats and their leftist media allies have gone so far, better yet, so low as to print cartoons mocking Kavanaugh’s 10-year-old daughter for praying for her father’s accuser.

If we as Mainers are fair-minded, and we are, then it is fair question to ask, Why the deafening silence of our local Democrats? I have worked as an activist and writer for some years now and I have witnessed my Senator, Paul Davis, challenge and criticize his own Party on many occasions, but his opponent, Sue Mackey Andrews, has made no such defense of due process and the right of the accused to defend their innocence.

She and Dr. Evans, with their resounding silence, have endorsed and embraced the smearing of a man’s good name based on hearsay, tenuous hearsay at that. The Democrats have gone full throat in attacking our Border patrol, our police force, our military, and still silence from our local Democrat candidates. They have been vocal in their embrace of the anti-2nd Amendment agenda of the Democrat Party though, saying the defense of our Natural Born Right to self-defense “goes to far.”

It seems our local Democrats live in a different reality, separated from fact, like the overwhelming defeat of Bloomberg’s Q3 initiative at the hands of rural voters, the ones they wish to represent. Rural Maine overwhelmingly approved of Governor Paul LePage’s policies and yet Janet Mill’s is openly campaigning on reversing all that the Governor has accomplished, with more trumpeting silence from Andrews and Evans. The Democrat Party has called the brave men and women of our police force killers, rapists, and racists, and still not one word from our local Democrat candidates.

One of our local Democrat candidates lives in a different neighborhood altogether. With a few phone calls and a little investigation, this columnist was able to verify, with the Addison town office, that Dr. Richard Evans has applied for and received the Homestead Exemption for his residence in Addison, Maine. On the application, the applicant must check that his residency is in the town that he wishes to have the exemption. Dr. Evans declared on the application that his residency is Addison, Maine, which for geographical reference is not in the House District he is currently running for office in.

He has his mail delivered to Dover-Foxcroft in an attempt to appear to have a residency in Piscataquis County so that he can run for office here. Piscataquis County has long enjoyed local representation from Senator Paul Davis, Representative Norman Higgins, and Representative Paul Stearns that was just a call away because we knew that they lived here. We don’t know where Dr. Evans resides.

Whether Dr. Evans wins the election or not, he is most likely assured of an investigation into the ethics and violations associated with his subterfuge and duplicitous campaign. It’s one thing to be all things to all people, it just should be kept in the district to which you are running for office. That’s still the reality in a real world.

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What Is Your Response?

 

We have been assured that there will be a “Blue Wave” this fall. It’s inevitable. And the gloating has already begun.

Cackling with glee, Democrats and their media allies are positioning themselves for the impeachment of the hated President. Leftists have made promises that the historic Tax Cuts will be fully repealed and the gurgling swamp monsters are openly thrilled with the anticipation that all of “their” tax money will be returned. The Deep State is confident that they can restore order to this political chaos and the unruly peasants will be put back in their place and taught not to speak out of turn.

The media makes no effort now to hide their allegiance. They vomit their hatred and lies on all who are associated with the President and eviscerate any who dare to challenge and critique their bias. Humiliation, character assassinations, and intimidation are their weapon of choice and woe to those who call out warnings of the dire historical repercussions of their actions.

The entertainment elites are mobilizing en mass to converge upon the NRA to finally eliminate the 2nd Amendment. They are sure they have found their silver bullet in child pawns, whom they fund and manipulate to attack any private citizen and public servant who stands for the Natural Born Right to self-defense. They will spare no expense to see it done.

In short, what is upon us now is full out ideological war. Disgusted by the emergence of the people’s voice, the political establishment is fully engaged to crush what it detests the most, a Free Republic. One question now remains: What is your response?

Will you allow your passion to be blunted by elitist disdain and intimidation? Will you slip back into the apathy which characterizes a mid-term election and allow ground to be lost again? Will you turn the President, and those who are standing with him, over to these jackals who are circling waiting to feed?

What is your response? It should not be of violence, although our opponents have shown they are not above it. There is still a measured response. We can still vote.

We should turn a tin ear to the manipulated polling and assurances of defeat from the media. If any should know, we in Maine should know that the forgotten and overlooked can turn the tide. Set ourselves resolute that we will not give ground, and the heady satisfaction of seeing the shock and dismay on the faces out of touch elites on election night can be ours once again.

Stay engaged in the process! Don’t take anything for granted! Work as hard as we know how to work!

As stated before, the 2nd Amendment could very well be the divining issue of this election. Support our candidates who support our Constitutionally protected rights. Don’t allow media narratives to dissuade you.

We must maintain the energy that was felt two years ago. Our opponents are congratulating themselves with victory before the battle has been fully vetted. So confident they are in our pattern of apathy following a victory, they already started the party.

Surprise will then be the more sweeter! Our turnout to the polls should be greater than ever before and one for the history books. We’ve been discounted! In response, for our Nation’s sake let’s make history!

The Red County Caucus’ Statement on the Passage of Tax Reform

 

The President has signed a historic tax reform into law. While Democrats claim the power of the seer akin to Nostradamus portending wild-eyed apocalyptic doom as a result of wage earners and wage payers keeping more of the fruits of their labors, in the real world of the real truth this new tax structure affords real tax relief to virtually every wage bracket in the United States. Contrary to the liberal narrative, it is not theft for Americans to keep more of their wages.

Immediately the business world has reacted to this news by infusing more money into the pockets of their employees through bonuses and investing in expansion. Maine has seen this first hand with the announcement by CIANBRO of its plan to hire 300 new employees. With the burdens of a outdated, antiquated tax structure lifted, and the roll back of onerous regulatory laws, the business world sees the promise of a bright new horizon for prosperity and is responding with a resounding charge forward.

But it is not just the corporate and business world that will see much needed relief. The threshold for non-taxable income has been significantly raised, helping low income families keep a majority of their hard earned money, raising the hope of building a better tomorrow for their loved ones. The child tax credit has been doubled, an adjustment long overdue.

With the President’s move to sign the bill into law this week, taxpayers will see almost an immediate impact to their personal economies as the new law will be in effect for the February tax season. While critics seem to struggle to wrap their intellect around the common sense doctrine that a citizenry that keeps more of its own wealth is a more wealthy citizenry, the proof of a stronger robust economy is already bearing fruit. Maine would do well to take heed.

Maine must look for ways that it can shrink the size of its overall budget. By lowering the state income tax and eliminating much of its burdensome regulatory bureaucracy, Maine can continue to move towards establishing a fiscal landscape that is both inviting and hospitable to entrepreneur and investor alike. Also of primary concern must be the reduction of the high electrical costs in our state if we wish to compete and grow our economy.

Finally, the Red County Caucus has not been quiet in it’s criticism of recent Republican Party failures. As such, we would be remiss if we did not offer our strong commendation to the Republican Party as a whole for the passage of this historic tax reform. Senator Susan Collins and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, in particular, should be praised for their support of this accomplishment, along with President Donald Trump. Once again, we the citizens of the United States have proven that, with government out of our way, there is nothing quite as powerful as the indomitable spirit of the American people.