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Drug Abuse Contagion in America #3: Medical Marijuana

November 29, 2016

Drug Abuse Contagion in America #2: Medical Marijuana

Just as there is a poor research-base on the effectiveness of medical marijuana, so is there a poor-research base on the rate of diversion of prescribed medical marijuana for illegal consumption among adults and teens.

If you search the internet you will observe a mixture of findings. Often this is due to poor research design (questionnaire studies, small numbers of subjects, few double-blind studies, and the use of weak anecdotal evidence). Anecdotal studies involve individuals simply reporting levels of symptom relief, without traditional guards against expectations, i.e., placebo effects.

I believe this probable lack of validity in many findings, and obvious reliability (conflicting findings) in the relevant research literature can be related to the speed with which medical marijuana has been legalized on the basis of very poor research evidence in the first place.

In any event, America in now flooding itself with another mind-altering drug with well-know negative side effects for recreational users and particularly bad side effects for children and teens. Children and teens for whom the increased availability of marijuana in their proximity must be an increasing temptation.

Perhaps beneficial marijuana chemicals (over 100)  can be isolated, refined and put into pill form, without the typical high that leads to its abuse. Presently there is some progress in this area.

I will present more detailed information on the efficacy of medical marijuana in the near future.

For now, I present the following as a basis for caution.

A wisdom and faith-based virtue that is not  in evidence in America’s rush to the legalization of marijuana, pornography or gambling.  All are historically named vices previously judged to  greatly damage society.

A growing body of evidence supports this grave concern.

Medical marijuana may have benefits, but there is good reason to suspect that in cultivated leaf form and its increasingly easy access, it is a catalyst to further abuse.

Please read the following short articles.

http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(12)00286-9/abstract

The following article is documentation of the harms of marijuana use to teens.

https://www.verywell.com/teens-in-treatment-report-marijuana-withdrawal-symptoms-67785

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 11/19/16

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Licensed Health Care Professional in Psychology

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Drug Abuse Contagion in America #2: Effects on Individuals and Society

November 25, 2016

Drug Abuse Contagion in America #2 : Effects on Individuals and Society

You may recall the main points from Drug Abuse Contagion in America #I, If you do not the following is a brief review before I present information about how the legalized use of marijuana for pleasure can effect society.

  • Drug use and its effects can spread through a population via biological, psychological, and social/psychological mechanisms. Also, problems caused by drug use can negatively effect (contage) other non-users.
  • Recent changes in society are increasing the use of marijuana and other drugs.
  • Seven states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.

The damaging effects of marijuana use on using individuals are as follows:

  • Altered senses
  • Altered sense of time
  • Changes in mood
  • Impaired body movement
  • Difficulty thinking and solving problems
  • Impaired memory
  • Altered brain development in teens; effects may be long-term or permanent
  • Those who smoke marijuana from teenage to adult loose and average of 8 I.Q. points.
  • Lung irritation, breathing problems similar to tobacco smokers
  • Daily cough, Phlegm, and increased lung infections
  • Increased heart rate and heart attacks, especially in elderly
  • Use of marijuana during pregnancy produces changes in child’s brain
  • Use of marijuana during pregnancy can lead to a child’s problems with attention, memory, and problem solving
  • Mothers who use may secrete THC in their milk

Long-term use of marijuana is linked to:

  • Hallucinations and paranoia
  • Worsened conditions in schizophrenics or those predisposed to schizophrenia
  • Lower life-satisfaction
  • Poorer mental health
  • Poorer physical health
  • More relationship problems
  • Thirty percent of users become problem users, ten percent become dependent.
  • Quitting the use of marijuana can lead to craving, irritability/grouchiness, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety and boredom.

I have searched the internet and found many articles that present a “no-harm” to society view on the legalization of marijuana in America. I have found articles that document that there are important harms to society, now incurring to America in the wake of marijuana legalization.

What should we believe?

Lets try a little thought experiment.

If you thought that smoke was coming from your basement, which possibility (fire or no fire) would you act upon? I would suggest you adopt the FIRE assumption and immediately call the fire department. There is no time to mess-around and investigate by your self because minutes can spell the difference between a fire being effectively put-out, or you loosing your precious home and everything in it.

When so much is at stake, it is the better part of wisdom, to err on the safe-side. Why should we not exert greater caution when we are gambling with the health and welfare of hundreds of millions of our citizens by legalizing drugs for recreational use.

Now comes evidence of damaging bad behavioral contagion within American states that have legalized marijuana. And, as anyone should be able to predict, the bad behavioral contagion is spreading to surrounding states in which the use of marijuana is still illegal.

Wake-Up America!

It is important that all citizens evaluate the growing evidence that the legalization of recreational marijuana, and other drugs that may be considered, is a self-destructive act for our America.

You must read these these two articles!

http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/20/7-harmful-side-effects-pot-legalization-caused-colorado/

http://www.newsweek.com/unexpected-side-effects-legalizing-weed-339931

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Certified Health Services Provider in Psychology

Drug Abuse Contagion in America #I

November 22, 2016

Drug Abuse Contagion in America #I

The word contagion in this title best describes the spread of something within a population. It could be changes in health or genetic make-up (biological); it could be  cognitive, emotional, or behavioral changes in individuals (psychological); or  changes in the quality of social interactions among individuals,  groups of people, agencies or organizations (social/psychological).

It is also important to understand that drug abuse contagion can negatively impact (contage) other individuals who have contact with the drug user (psychical abuse, neglect, job loss, multiple addictions can lead to legal problems and divorce). All of these outcomes are bad for everyone, and especially children. They are also very bad for society.

Many changes can be good for individuals, populations, and societies.  Some changes could increase the likelihood of health, happiness and even the very survival of individuals, populations and societies. Of course there are many changes that could reduce the possibility of all of these good outcomes.

Considering the realm of drug abuse contagion within a society there are a great many factors that can catalyze this form of bad contagion. They are too numerous to catalogue here, and some may not yet be identified.

The following are only some of the factors that stimulate bad behavioral contagion in the form of recreational drug abuse and addiction:

  • America’s technological advancements have created the availability of  an increasing number of drugs to citizens. There are many, and will be more, drugs that are both consciousness altering and addicting.
  • Political open-border polices have created a flood of illegal drugs into America.
  • Among many millions of  illegal immigrants are those who make a living illegally marketing these drugs to new populations. They are joined in this activity by criminal resident citizens in the U.S..
  • Recreational drug use has been portrayed as a “cool thing to do” in many sectors of our media.
  • America’s decrease in religious teachings and religious public social influences weakens individual’s resistance to traditionally “evil” self-and-other damaging behaviors.
  • Children who grow-up in poverty are more exposed to drug trafficking and drug consumption opportunities.
  • Children who grow-up in privileged homes have a greater financial ability to purchase illegal drugs.
  • Drug using peers apply social pressure to other children, teens and youths to try illegal drugs. This is likely to occur among adults, as well.
  • High divorce rates and single parent families make it difficult to supervise children as closely as in times past and this provides opportunities for our youth to engage in drug-related behaviors undetected.
  • School failure and increased drop-out rates among students add to the problem of unsupervised youth.
  • A decrease in school truancy surveillance, and apprehension with our youth exacerbates the problems with adult supervision of children and teens.
  • Increasing rates of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety in citizens of all ages provide increased motivation to self-medicate.
  • Modeling and imitation influences increase the odds of drug or alcohol use with children raised by parents who abuse alcohol and/or recreational or prescription drugs.
  • Last in my partial list and perhaps most damaging, are the catalyzing effects of the suspension of governmentally enforced laws and punishments for the recreational use of illegal drugs in an increasing number of states.

This last matter showcases a dramatic change by America’s increasingly liberal/progressive federal, state, and local government’s rules for citizen’s recreational drug consumption in America.

The recreational use of marijuana has now been legalized in seven states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington.

Marijuana has also been legalized for medical applications in 27 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington.

I will soon deal with the medical use of marijuana in a second blog on that topic. For now, I will simply note that the increased in availability and use of any drug, with pleasurable conscious altering effects, is likely to  lead to even more increased use, legally prescribed or not.

Among all of the reasons for the increases our population’s use of marijuana I have listed above, are the effects of all levels of America’s government starved and desperate for increased revenues.

Beginning in the 1960’s, America’s Governments have successively legalized population behaviors that were once outlawed as vices. These activities are ones that were, and still are, are commonly understood to addict, kill, or produce other behavioral, emotional, or physical  problems in large numbers of citizens who engage in them. These activities are ones that attract the involvement of criminal elements of society.

As a result, America’s increasingly progressive governments and their puppet entertainment and main-stream news media have used the language of individual rights and freedoms to propagandistically justify these culturally transforming legalization’s of formerly prohibited vices.

Beneath this propaganda, the true driving motive is governmental economic survival.

America’s Gross Federal Debt is expected to stand a near 20 trillion dollars at the start of 2017. America’s governments are going bankrupt due to socialistic missmanagment.

Our governments have taxed citizens to the breaking point and so they have cleverly legalized pornography, gambling and now recreational marijuana use so they can win new sources of tax revenue. I expect that prostitution will be the next target for more wide-spread legalization.

Our governments are now desperately foraging for new revenues and are focused upon further pleasuring and predating its citizens.

Can you perceive the faint historical echos from the Roman Colosseums in all of this?

Please view the following two articles about the known effects of marijuana on users. Here you will learn some of the reasons why the recreational use of marijuana was formerly made illegal.

Please note that these articles are from authoritative sources.

America is killing itself in so many ways…and the legalization of drugs is just another one of them.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/marijuana-use-and-its-effects?page=2

V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D., 11/12/16

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Indiana Health Services Provider in Psychology

 

“Illegal” Immigration is our fault!

November 18, 2016

“Illegal” Immigration is our fault!

Illegal Immigration has been going on at a high rate for a very long time; at least back to the Reagan Administration and perhaps before.

If I lived in a poor, crime-ridden, corrupt country like Mexico and a nearby a very rich country did not close its borders effectively and also provided free education, medical care, welfare support, and work opportunities to anyone who could cross their border, what would I do?!

What would you do?!

The truth is that I would be a coward not to do my best to gain access to all of the opportunities and riches that are not available in my own country. I would be a coward not to take the risks necessary to improve my life and that of all of my loved ones back home.

I am aware of “illegal” immigrants working very hard at low paying jobs, even two jobs at a time; walking or riding bikes to get to work in order to improve their lives and to send money back to their poor families of origin, still living in relative poverty.

Though many have died trying, if I were trapped in such a choice situation, I hope that I would have the courage to flee to the open border nation of great opportunities.

I know a man who did have the courage to flee Mexico and come to America. He married an American, they both worked very hard for years and saved their money. Some of his earnings were sent back to his mother in Mexico. They had two lovely children and he earned the love and respect of is wife’s very large extended American family. This man is a now a devoted and loving father to their two beautiful young children. He still works two jobs and his wife is advancing her own career. Recently they purchased a small home and were saving their money to make some small improvements to their property.

They are now very fearful that they will “lose it all”, should President Trump decide to do massive deportations of all “illegal” immigrants.

I have come to know this man well and I have great respect and affection for him and his family.

In spite of this, I felt duty-bound to vote for Donald Trump. I did so because he is the first candidate that had the courage to make closing America’s borders a top priority in his Presidency. I did this convinced that without a defendable border, and the will to defend it,  America will be soon be overwhelmed and destroyed. How could any intelligent American believe otherwise?

My dear friend is an “Illegal” Immigrant. I have placed apostrophes around the word illegal, to show that it is not an accurate description of his and other “illegal” immigrant’s status in America.

To put it bluntly: A law unenforced, is not a law!

We must now make our border “laws”, real laws!

The American Electorate and their representatives have been guilty of failing to enforce critically important immigration “laws” for decades. We are responsible for not enforcing our own closed borders, and we have had many chances to make this a major issue in our electoral processes.

We have failed for a long very time in this responsibility until the 2016 Presidential Election.

Here is what must be done as soon as it is humanly possible:

  1. Close and defend America’s borders.
  2. Temporarily jail and deport all “illegal” immigrants who are criminals, drug addicted, or in gangs that conduct illegal activities.
  3. Deport “illegal” immigrants who have remained on American welfare support for longer than a reasonable interval of time (3 yrs.?).
  4. Deport all Criminals who are now in our jails and prisons (why should American tax payers fund their incarceration?). Yes, we were responsible for their immigration to America, but we were not responsible for their criminal behavior.

All of these deportations should begin when increase border security is achieved.

What about my Mexican friend, the beloved husband, father, and now an outstanding member of a large extended American family?

I believe that all “illegal” immigrants who remain, following the purge of those listed above, should be given a path to citizenship. First, they should be carefully vetted for suitability. Then the path should, at a minimum, involve the passing of classes about American history, our form of governance, and what traditionally has been called civics. They should learn to speak and write our language and they should swear allegiance to the United States of America.

Finally, until they are able to qualify for American citizenship, “illegal” immigrants should be deported if they are convicted of any serious crimes.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/18/16

Three Million Illegals Voted?!

November 14, 2016

Three Million Illegals Voted?!

If this report is true, and I believe that it is: The truth is that Trump won both the electoral and the popular vote!  Not only are the rioters paid-for by Soros and company, these riots are a form of sedition and are predicated upon another massive liberal/socialist propagandistic lie!

Only a fool would believe, with many states requiring no identification to vote (listed in the document below), that illegals would NOT vote!

Wake-Up America, Democratic Socialism is still Socialism and it always eventually damages or destroys societies.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/14/16

http://www.infowars.com/report-three-million-votes-in-presidential-election-cast-by-illegal-aliens/

Prosecute George Soros and Listen to Lou Holtz!

November 13, 2016

Prosecute George Soros and Listen to Lou Holtz!
The following was sent to me by conservative patriot, Lee Hornack.
I am unable to spend much time at my computer due to a recent surgery. Lee helped me today, as this is a perfect blog for this very moment in America’s history. Thanks to Lee, now I can go back to elevating my foot above my heart, ugh!
I too have learned that socialists/open border anarchists and world government types are funding various malcontents to protest and foment riots in America and elsewhere. So, what Lee has written,in blue, is factual. Such individuals and groups should be viewed as criminal and they should be prosecuted.
It was reported on Fox this AM that George Soros and several 501c political organizations are funding the political unrest/anarchy at $15.00 per hour. We cannot condone this anarchy, Obama and Trump must go before the people and condemn these riots and call for unification !!!   L.
Now, what follows may or may not be my favorite coach’s words. You might know that the author’s story about his doctor making much more money than Lou Holz does not “add-up. Never-the-less, the authors opinions are absolutely spot-on and I strongly endorse them.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/13/16
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Lou Holtz explains the situation we are in:
 
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works and the America that doesn’t.
The America that contributes and the America that doesn’t. 
It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. 
Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society and others don’t. 
That’s the divide in America.
 
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. 
It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. 
It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
 
That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.
 
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” 
He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just. 
That is the rationale of thievery.
 
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. 
Vote Democrat. 
That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.
 
It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. 
It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
 
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.
The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences.
 
Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.
 
Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income.
You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.
 
You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.
Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.
 
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do.
There is significant income inequality between us.
Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an inequality of effort.
While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant.
He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes.
His outcome pays a lot better than mine.
Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?
No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.
 
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom.
The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail.
There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.
The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.
Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing.
Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.
 
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.
 
The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”
 
Obama would turn that upside down.
Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.
Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way.
He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.
He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.
America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.
 
It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.
 
What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism.
He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit.
That’s what socialists offer.
Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.
Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln ‘s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
 
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
 
Lou Holtz  (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.

A Salute To America’s “Cold”-War Submariners!

November 13, 2016

A Salute To America’s “Cold”-War Submariners!

I offer a salute to all of America’s military personnel, as well as every one of our veterans.

However, I would like to give a special proud shout-out to all fellow submariners living as well as those who are on “eternal patrol”.  I will also provide special recognition to those who served during the so-called “Cold-War”; which was a hell-of-a-lot hotter than most Americans will ever know.

I promise you that your attention will be riveted and you will be greatly educated if you will please take a short time to watch the following documentary. Here are the facts about the central role that America’s Submarine Service played in our perilous “Cold”-War with the USSR.

Please see the following short documentary about our submarine service and its “Cold”-War sacrifices and great  accomplishments.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/13/16

Trump’s Contract With America!

November 11, 2016

Trump’s Contract With America!
Thanks to patriot Lee Hornack for sending this to me.
If you are a patriotic Republican, Democrat, Independent, or Libertarian the following document has not been presented for your evaluation by the main-stream media. 
I believe that an objective analysis of this document will reveal that it can begin to turn-the-tide against a great many of the political, economic and social factors that are driving Americas epic and swift decline.
I beg you to  study this contract and then, please forward it to everyone you know!
V. Thomas Mawhinney, Re-blogged following Trump’s Amazing win, 11/11/16.

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As usual this event was not covered by the liberal media and his contract cannot be found in the major newspapers.  Here is Donald Trump’s pledge to the American people:
 
DONALD J. TRUMP CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN VOTER
What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.  It is a contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington  
 
Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC: 
 
●       FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; 
●       SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health); 
●       THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated; 
●       FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;  
●       FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government; 
●       SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections. 
 
On the same day, I will begin taking the following 7 actions to protect American workers: 
 
•        FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205  
•        SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
•        THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
•        FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
•        FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of jobproducing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
•        SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
•        SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure  
 
Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law: 
 
•        FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama 
•        SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
•        THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities
•        FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back
•        FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur.  All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.
 
Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration: 
 
1.    Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act. An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy.  The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut.  The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified.   The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate. 
 
2.    End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free. 
 
1.      American Energy & Infrastructure Act.  Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years.  It is revenue neutral. 
 
2.      School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice.  Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities.  It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable. 
 
3.      Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act. Fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds.  Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications. 
 
4.      Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act. Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-side childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families. 
 
5.      End Illegal Immigration Act  Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first. 
 
6.      Restoring Community Safety Act.  Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars. 
 
7.      Restoring National Security Act. Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values 
 
8.      Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics. 
 
On November 8th, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities, and honesty to our government. 
 
This is my pledge to you…… 
 
And if we follow these steps, we will once more have a government of, by and for the people. 
 

100 + Most Upsetting Wikileaks!

November 1, 2016

100 + Most Upsetting Wikileaks!

The following is a website that has posted the 100 Most Damaging Wikileaks and it is even posting more, as they are released.

No matter what our political affiliation is, honest patriots must take time to review this startling expose’ about deeply ingrained corruption in American politics.

I have read every one of these 100 Wikileaks and I must tell you that I have been forced to change my judgment about Julian Assange. I once thought he was a traitor to freedom and democracy and should be imprisoned.

I now believe this man to be a heroic figure in the fight to save our American Republic from an unconscionable fatal end.

Please take time to review these astonishing Wikileaks documenting America’s internal political rot, aided by external forces, which are poised to take America and all of us down.

Then, send it to everyone you know and vote accordingly!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/1/16

http://www.mostdamagingwikileaks.com/

P.S. Thanks to patriot Chuck Carpenter for sending this to me.


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