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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

VOTING IS THE CIVIL WAY OF SETTLING POLITICAL ISSUES


VOTING IS THE CIVIL WAY OF SETTLING POLITICAL ISSUES
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

Children understand the importance of choosing teams in an orderly manner.  Most groups choose two individuals to be captains. They use a simply way of determining who goes first to pick a team member, this is followed by the other captain choosing until all team members are selected. This is sportsmanship. This civil process eliminates potential arguments or fights.

The USA has been a civil, stable and prosperous nation from its inception because our founders established a constitutional republic. After critically studying history these wise men realized a total democracy leads to instability and eventually to chaos. Hence, they built buffers in their system of governance to decrease the incidence of violence and mob rule. Senators, house representatives, Supreme Court justices and the Electoral College shielded the nation from citizen’s popular, impulsive decisions. Voting was a privilege, not a right.

We are not a pure democracy although our elections have serious consequences. We have seen this with the election of President Trump and the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh as Supreme Court judge. To the chagrin of progressives the voters elected a republican senate, house and president, which reversed the direction of President Obama’s administration.

When President Obama was elected in 2008 and 2012 there were many stunned and disappointed American citizens. They were adamantly opposed to the progressive, socialist policies but when the votes were tallied they were shocked but accepted that they lost. Even though they were depressed, they did not even think of physically attacking their opponents or destroying property. Under the banner of the Tea Party they organized and educated grass root voters to vote for pro-American candidates.  They “woke” up a continually growing segment of the population to join their movement.

The election of President Trump, the leader of the Tea Party, was as much of a surprise to the progressives as President Obama was to the traditional right. The progressives deluded themselves that they had a birthright to ultimate power in Washington, D.C. They are focused on mobilizing mobs to attack and destroy the opposition, not to persuade them.

The Trump election was such a traumatic event to the progressives but they did not apply their energies to refining their political message. Instead their rage overwhelmed their rational capabilities. These negative emotions to resist, search and destroy anything that supported the Trump administration became their strategy. These violent tactics are to target and harass opponents in their homes, restaurants, offices, on the street or anywhere at all to make their life a living hell. There is a policy of revenge as Hillary Clinton stated: “ we cannot be civil with them until we win an election.”

Some progressive politicians like congressional representative Maxine Waters, Spartacus- Cory Booker and Eric Holder are explicitly inciting riots and violence. House majority whip, Steve Scalise, was shot and critically injured while practicing for the annual charity baseball game. James Hodgekinson , a leftist activist shot at congressional members for ten minutes before he was stopped. This deranged leftist participated in the Bernie Sanders campaign and had a history of violence and hatred for republicans. He said, “The road to hell is paved with republicans” and “Donald Trump is not my president.” This rhetoric of hate easily boils over into violence. 

Ted Cruz, Pam Bondi, Elaine Chou, Kirstjen Nielson, Sarah Huckabee and others were attacked in restaurants by hostile mobs. Antifa vandalized a republican office in New York City and has rioted in many places. Leftists are verbally and physically confronting and even attacking citizens who support President Trump. Progressives are saying “if they go low, just kick them,” ”Get into their faces.” “We cannot be civil.” Their rallying cry is for uncivil violence or outright civil war.”

It is apparent these progressive leaders and supporters do not believe in our constitution and Bill of Rights. Free speech is no longer sufficient to convince
citizens to vote for the progressive candidates and policies. Currently they want to halt the speech of rivals on college campuses and even in the public square. Intimidation has replaced it. The progressive “fake news media” even had the audacity to use group-speak to insist that a threatening “mob” in a restaurant is the same as a civil protest.

Intimidating citizens into silence does and has worked in many nations but is not going to work in the USA. Our belief system in standing up for our liberty through the ballot box is still part of the American psyche. A “soft coup” or hostile political environment is not sufficient to stifle citizens from voting in the midterm elections.

The vote will always be the just and fair method of determining the political direction of the USA. Gestapo tactics are intensely anti American and need to be stopped.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.




Tuesday, October 09, 2018

COMMUNITY SERVICE TRANSFORMING INTO STUDENT ACTIVISM


COMMUNITY SERVICE TRANSFORMING INTO STUDENT ACTIVISM
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist


The US public education function has changed radically. Initially it was the Three Rs: to read, write and learn arithmetic. The teacher’s main purpose was to assist the students developing of academic skills, learn basic history and develop good character. This presented them with tools necessary to be future learners and critical thinkers.

During LBJs presidency “The Great Society” viewed schools as a means to equalize educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed under LBJs presidency federalized education through federal grant monies. Before this federal intervention the individual states were primarily responsible for public education.

After this became law public schools proceeded rapidly to fill in the economic gaps of the lower income families. Nourishment through providing full breakfast, lunch, some dinners, backpacks of food for the weekends and even food during the summer became a reality. Currently in most county school districts financial means testing is no longer required for free food. The important moral values of family life were taught by being together at the table but were suddenly taken over by government schools. As these programs grew, the autonomy and authority of the family over their child’s life has diminished.

Psychological and social needs of public school children have gradually expanded as new services provided to students. Divorce, drugs, death, sex education, bullying and various other counseling groups took students out of their academic classes. Special education classes proliferated for all types of behavioral and educational deficiencies. Parents were even directed by school personnel to place their children on psychotropic medication even when mental health professional did not prescribe it. This drastic change in the decreasing influence of parents is the impetus for the Home School explosion and the “School Choice” movement.

Community service requirements have been institutionalized by the public school for non-profit groups supposedly to give students knowledge of the work world.
Currently many school districts are experimenting with directly indoctrinating students as community activists for social justice.

The seemingly innocuous community service program has morphed into “student activism.” The community service hours can now be used for being involved in social change issues. Progressive advisors are empowered to encourage activities such as identifying and addressing social issues. Their tactics range from walkouts, empowering students to organize on social media and even protesting specific policies locally and in the state capital. Strategies from the book, Rules for Radicals of social activism are used but not underscored.
In essence, these students become the unpaid soldiers of the social justice march to socialism in our nation. Students are politically unsophisticated and too young to understand the political and social implications of these advocacy tactics.

Just like the Stoneman Douglas school shooting, after the horrendous mass shooting of innocent youths some were elevated by the media to instant experts on most social ills. These students were empowered by the media, teachers and parents to speak on many issues of which they had limited knowledge.  Many students on social media from all over the nation made their simplistic and naïve opinions heard online. David Hogg and others of the school shooting celebrity status have been exploited by the political elites to rally adolescents to progressive causes without understanding the opposing side of the issue.

These terrible events feature immediate progressive spokespeople focusing on their feelings about the traumatic experience but shining little light on positive and realistic solutions. These social justice student converts in our public schools have been teaching revisionist history. U.S. civics and history have been drastically reduced or eliminated in our public schools in order to minimize any possibility of critical thinking skills forming.

The US public educational system on the elementary, secondary and university levels should cease and desist from incentivizing students by community service credit and questionable future fame to recruit teenagers to be radical protestors. Instead they should teach strong basic academic skills, moral character traits, unbiased history and drawing logical critical thinking skills from provable events.

The return to this comprehensive agenda is essential for the appreciation, health and stability of the nation. The objective of producing social change warriors by propagandizing students should be outside the realm of US public education. Indoctrination programs do exist in dictatorial centralized nations but should not exist here.

Our students should not be taught pipe dreams of socialistic/communistic utopian ideals that have never born fruit. Rather they should focus on the factual history that shows failure after failure of socialist experiments and the exceptionalism of America.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.



Tuesday, October 02, 2018

THIS IS A DESPICABLE, DISGUSTING AND DISGRACEFUL UNCIVIL WAR


THIS IS A DESPICABLE, DISGUSTING AND DISGRACEFUL UNCIVIL WAR
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
                                                                                    Edmund Burke

The Cavanaugh hearings have been beyond the pale. It is not a process aimed at reaching a decision of advice and consent by the senate but a search and destroy act of the integrity of a man of impeccable character. There was no due process for the accused. It was a hearing based on supposed credibility where the female accuser was held unaccountable for her blatant inconsistencies and deceptions such as: not knowing the interview could have taken place in her home in California, having no specific dates or location of the alleged incident, frequently saying “I don’t know “ to the simplest of questions, and saying she could not fly when she has flown all over the world.  She was not a credible witness.

The hearing has made this fragile, disturbed female a protected victim. Because he was a white male it was all right for Judge Kavanaugh to be labeled as a sexual predator with no evidence at all. This was a disgraceful racial and sexist attack, using any means possible, by the Democrats. The rejection of the people’s right to the presumption of innocence is only evident in a police state.

The fundamental tenet of civilized countries that “you are innocent until proven guilty” has been turned upside down where “you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent” and is a dagger in the heart of our justice system. The Salem Witch Trials, the Spanish Inquisition and KKK lynchings are examples of “accusation tyranny.” Furthermore, authorities according to PC rules cannot question females who claim to be sexually abused. The progressive strategy of weaponizing females who have made uncorroborated accusations was done solely to annihilate this judicial appointment. This charade has besmirched Judge Kavanaugh’s impeccable reputation and has been even more devastating to our judicial system.

Many of these outrageous and obnoxious beliefs and behaviors were incubated and tested on college campuses. The Femi-Nazis’ women studies, and social justice class students are indoctrinated to believe that all men are rapists and all women innocent victims while all patriarchal white males are abusive and repressive monsters.  These cultural battles have come like machinegun blasts: fast and furious. Their objectives were to divide citizen against citizen, tribalizing us into hateful factions to obliterate traditional values and ultimately, our Constitutional Republic. This chiseling away at our foundation appeared to be random although it was a concerted effort to destroy everything and anything including America’s exceptionalism.

This Brett Kavanaugh nomination for the Supreme Court of the United States has brought into sharp focus the Uncivil War.  The skirmishes have happened sporadically for decades in marches in the streets, state and federal courts, school districts, restaurants, and universities. Throughout the media the progressive’s fury and commitment to undoing our traditional institutions has been highlighted.

The uncivil war attacks by the progressives were protected and advanced by the third branch of government: the courts and the Fourth Estate: the media. The Supreme Court appointment of Judge Kavanaugh would wreck the progressive’s ability to readily disassemble the heart and soul of America. A responsible Supreme Court would halt the frequent and measured slicing away at the arteries that are vital for the survival of the nation.

The outcome of these cultural battles will be critical for determining the overall future direction of our country’s existence as a free one. If the traditionalists are unable or unwilling to show courage in this battle no conservative judge will ever again be appointed to the Supreme Court. The third branch of government will be a rubber stamp that would eliminate our rights and freedoms.

The justice system will no longer be blind but an advocacy group for “protected classes” defined as: women, racial minorities and LGBTQ. There no longer would be any barrier to radical change. The established media will continue to be a powerful institution discrediting our constitution, Bill of Rights and a weapon to eliminate love of God and country to make it more palatable to accept a one-world government.

The stakes for our nation of not following the sixth amendment, the supremacy clause, which declares that our US Constitutional laws are the highest laws in the land, would be the demise of our basic liberties. Without Supreme Court judges upholding our constitution and Bill of Rights, our nation will cease to be free: self-serving, insane and often evil, radical anarchists will hold people captive.

The only thing preventing us from being the next Venezuela is our courageous citizens accurately informing others about the truth even when it is contrary to the PC narrative. These brave people will cause the silent majority to triumph in this disgusting, uncivil war. Your vote counts.



Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN and a new just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.






Tuesday, September 25, 2018

LAW AND ORDER IS ESSENTIAL FOR STABILITY, PROSPERITY AND FREEDOM


LAW AND ORDER IS ESSENTIAL FOR STABILITY, PROSPERITY AND FREEDOM 
By Domenick J. Maglio, PhD.  Traditional Realist


“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little,” Edmund Burke

Order among people is not established by magic. In the family, parents usually are the ones who set  the rules with appropriate consequences to develop order among family members across generations. Functional cultures in the past developed specific customs, standards and expectations over time.  These rules were time tested and adopted because they worked to the satisfaction of the community elders.

When it comes to consequences in the family for any misconduct, the consequence is usually turned into psychological babble without any significant punishing consequence or consistent follow up.  America’s traditional values of right and wrong are being lost and it is affecting our children’s behavior as they grow and interact with other institutions. Our culture is losing many of its sacred traditions.

School rules are not being enforced by teachers and administrators. Many of the rules are being promulgated by bureaucrats on the state level for politically correct adherence to federal initiatives. Under the Obama Administration, the Promise Program was stealthily established to decrease the number of felonious assault charges initiated against juveniles. In order to insure the state’s compliance with this program, the federal government granted them money for lowering the assault statistics. The money did create an incentive that lowered the reporting of these incidents while perversely increasing the actual delinquent behavior. It did statistically disguise the cause of the amount of crime without as usual, solving any root cause.

This bureaucratic mentality of sweeping things under the rug has become the rule in most government institutions. Mental health agencies and correctional facilities are placing dangerously unstable people back on the streets, which escalated their anti-social behavior. The Veteran’s Administration system of seeing patients was deceitful by keeping two waiting lists to appear to decrease the real waiting time for veterans to receive treatment.  The Internal Revenue System, the State Department, the Justice Department, the CIA, FBI and other departments have stolen the headlines for their obvious partisan behavior not punishing illegal behavior in their own agencies. Lawlessness has infiltrated the inner core of our local, state and federal governments as punishment for the illegal acts has almost ceased.

Corporate business also has not lived up to the spirit and at times, to the letter of the law. False advertising, poor workmanship, pirating information and innovation from less powerful enterprises have become common. When services are not delivered, such as flights being cancelled, refunds are not automatically forthcoming. The major tech, financial and pharmaceutical companies have well financed legal experts to intimidate any start-ups to fold or by purchasing them  instead of pursuing legal remedies. The larger corporation with their powerful legal staff is rarely prosecuted in this lobbyist/crony-capitalist time period.  

A society and culture has no better unit than the family to develop stability.  The parents insist the children abide by the rules or receive appropriate consequences at home. These children mature into conscientious lawful citizens that are the backbone of a stable, free nation. When the breakdown in the rule of law is not enforced in the home, community, business and government, someone has to take charge to reestablish order. This usually starts with the leaders that have enacted strong measures that are consistently enforced. When behavior is out-of-control, a leader has to stand up.

Great leaders know that enforcement is essential for us to maintain order. They realize that law with justice is inherently better than corruption and mob violence. Chaos has no friends except extremist groups who are attempting to create a coup. Radical changes without the majority’s consent too often results in repression and extermination of citizens.

Citizens do not need a divisive, hostile revolt to return to the respect for the rule of law.  We need a strong dedicated leader backed by moral families to bring back industrious, moral citizens who control their own behavior in a positive way and demand the same from others. These citizens will encourage stability, prosperity and personal freedom.  Our nation’s survival requires heroic people to step up.



Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a recent book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.