Christmas is just days away, having slipped up on many of us as it always seems to do, and the new year is right around the corner. Perhaps this is the ideal time to wax philosophical about what it all means — especially since all of those with both political parties appear to have done everything within their power to divide our country along the lines of the party line voter constituency.

While “divide and conquer” seems to be a relatively new tactic, history tends to prove otherwise. It always has been used, and since the people are relatively slow learners, there always has been the ancillary negative impact, making it a “win at any cost” undertaking. We think it only appears worse because so many are more brazen in their efforts. While It leaves the practitioner with a sense of instant gratification, it also leaves longterm problems in its wake! The real losers in this failed strategy are the people themselves.

Time after time, during especially trying times, the American people have shown themselves to be above all the ridiculous machinations of their political class. We have absolute confidence that is exactly what will happen as a result of the infighting and silliness that is emanating from our nation’s capitol, as well as all 50 state capitols. A little bit of understanding, compassion and common sense will go a long way toward helping cure the injuries being internally inflicted on the world’s greatest country.

The simplest, most direct step which could be taken to ameliorate the current hatred and outrage would be to simply accept the results of the 2016 election. The people have indeed voted and they elected Donald Trump over the Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton.  The continued tantrums on one side of the political spectrum only results in dividing the American people and nothing else. Hillary did not win, and there is nothing they can do about that except to begin to make preparations for 2020. The greater good of this great country is more important than the pique of a few.

If we, as a country, are so awful and racist as claimed, then when the wall is built, we should have people going over the wall headed south. I seriously doubt that such an event will occur.

Aside from a couple of Republican governors, a simple review will quickly demonstrate that the state of California has essentially been under Democratic control since about 1960. The Golden State, as it was once known, enjoyed such an abundance of natural resources and a climate that was a magnet for young talented entrepreneurs it essentially fell into the category of “too big to fail.”

Times change, and the proliferation of left-leaning policies with high taxes and a constant intrusion by bureaucracy in the form of regulations and implementation of out-of-control welfare programs began to take a take a toll on this economic giant. Ignoring Einstein’s assertion that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result, we continue to return the same party to power which dug such an overwhelming hole.

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