is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I
have struggled to determine the right course of action in this
Cleveland, I urged voters,
“please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your
conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket whom you
trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”
After many months of careful consideration, of prayer
and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I
vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support
the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.
Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our
nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary.
policy differences inform my decision. First, and most important, the
Court. For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights — free speech,
religious liberty, the Second Amendment — the Court hangs in the
balance. I have spent my professional career fighting before the Court
to defend the Constitution. We are only one justice away from losing our
basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new
justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would
left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint
justices “in the mold of Scalia.”
For some time, I have
been seeking greater specificity on this issue, and today the Trump
campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential
Supreme Court nominees — including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an
extraordinary justice — and making an explicit commitment to nominate
only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious
reason for voters to choose to support Trump.
The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If
Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing
repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would
veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.
energy. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s war on coal
and relentless efforts to crush the oil and gas industry. Trump has said
he will reduce regulations and allow the blossoming American energy
renaissance to create millions of new high-paying jobs.
Fourth, immigration. Clinton would continue and even expand
President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty. Trump has promised that he
revoke those illegal executive orders.
security. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s willful
blindness to radical Islamic terrorism. She would continue importing
Eastern refugees whom the FBI cannot vet to make sure they are not
terrorists. Trump has promised to stop the deluge of unvetted refugees.
Internet freedom. Clinton supports Obama’s plan to hand
over control of the Internet to an international community of
stakeholders, including Russia, China, and Iran. Just this week, Trump
came out strongly
against that plan, and in support of free speech online.
These are six vital issues where the candidates’ positions present a clear choice for the American people.
If Clinton wins, we know — with 100% certainty — that she would deliver on her
left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country.
My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that.
We also have seen, over the past few weeks and months, a Trump
campaign focusing more and more on freedom — including emphasizing
school choice and the power of economic growth to lift African-Americans
and Hispanics to prosperity.
Finally, after eight years of a lawless Obama administration, targeting and persecuting those
disfavored by the administration, fidelity to the rule of law has never been more important.
The Supreme Court will be critical in
preserving the rule of law. And, if the next administration fails to
the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then I hope that Republicans and
Democrats will stand united in protecting our fundamental liberties.
Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be
president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way.
A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that
commitment. And if you don’t want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him.
2. The untold tens of millions of illegal aliens and non citizen refugees that illegally register to vote...and vote... in the November 8, 2016 elections
3. State and local Boards of Elections, who will not review and verify that only American citizens are on their current voter rolls; and verify the U S citizenship of any persons registering to vote before the November 8, 2016 General Election.
Particularly, those Boards of Elections in the so called "swing states" of the electoral college.
Former President Reagan once said; " trust but verify ".
State and local Boards of Elections can avert the demise of our Constitutional Republic by heeding this advice before the November 8 2016 Elections.
My father, Joseph Patrick, would say that August was the most eventful month of his life.
The 112th anniversary of his birth was this past August 25.
His father. my grandfather Michael J was born in August 1873 and died in August 1908 in the Nevada gold mining camp of Rhyolite on the edge of Death Valley.
Mike's brother, Black Jim, who ran a saloon on the Anaconda Road, "Doublin Gulch" and my grandmother Julia's brother John, a Butte miner brought Mike's body back from Nevada to Butte, for burial in St Patrick's Cemetery and rescued grandmother Julia's and her four surviving children, including my father to Butte. Julia was near death with typhoid all the children very ill with scarlet fever.
No welfare then. People took care of their own.
Julia's father, Sean Harrington A Buaile (Sean of the Field), my great grandfather also a Butte miner, died and was buried in St Patrick's that same August week in 1908.
Grandmother Julia , a widow, ran a boarding house for Beara miners on the Anaconda Road across from Black Jim's saloon, until August 1913 when she took the family back to Beara.
She, Rob, George and Liz went to the Killaugh farm of her uncle, Paddy Owen O Sullivan Sounish.
My father went to the Inchinteskin farm of his father's aging parents, Sean Mhichil Anna O Sullivan and Johanna O Sullivan Shearhig.
He said those years were the best of his life.
In August 1925 he left that Inchinteskin farm and sailed for Boston, nevermore to return.
Neighbors said his faithful dog kept a futile vigil at the cross roads for many weeks awaiting Dad's return. Uncle Rob, Dad's eldest brother, proud of being born in the Cripple Creek, Colorado gold district died in Long Island City, August 1974. That was the last old time Irish wake I attended. Old Beara relations came from Boston, Fall river Jersey and Pennsylvania to say good bye to Rob. Bridie (Murphy-Allihies) Rob's wife had me sleep in Uncle Rob's bed that sweltering August night. Thunderstorms and lightning raged all night long. Son, Tim's birthday is in August. My father would always ask: "how's Tim?"
So, tonight, I will play Dad's NY Lotto numbers in his memory. Those numbers never came in. But, he was a winner in his own way.
I have felt his presence very much this August although 32 Augusts have drifted by since he walked this earth.
Yesterday, son, the Colonel, called to say he had received word that he received dna test results that our male Y Dna terminal SNP is R- L -270 the same as Florence O Sullivan Beare Castletownbere (1815) Philip O Sullivan Beare b 1353 Dunboy Castle. and Teige O Sullivan Beare b 1397.
https://www.geni.com/projects/R-L270-Irish-Type-II-South-Irish/31754 Not suprising because we carry the dna of a number of O Sullivan ancestors including the Shearhigs, Sounish's Ni Hurrigs, Rabachs and Keagh's
O Sullivan Mor went to Kerry. O Sullivan Beare to the Beara Peninsula of Cork-Kerry.
When Cromwell came to Ireland he destroyed the old Gaelic order of West Cork.
http://www.irishidentity.com/stories/cromwellian.htm After the fall of Dunboy Castle 1602 O Sullivans scattered the world over. Some were transported as slaves to Barbados and other Caribbean Islands.
Prenders 1659 Census of Bantry-Beara shows the population was reduced to about 1,300. Many went to fight in regiments for Austria, Spain, Bavaria, France and other European countries.
Others went to sea. The Ardea castle branch came to America ca 1650 Owen O Sullivan to Maine, father of General John of the American Revolution. Donal Cron and some from Eyeries went to Virginia. Sea Captain Florence O Sullivan brought the first ship load of Irish to Charleston, South Carolina, by way of Barbados. Sullivan's Island lies in the harbor.
Most of the Sullivans of the Southern states to Texas are the descendants of the latter two., including those of the infamous Sullivans' Hollow Mississippi. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/mississippi/sullivans-hollow-ms/
My mother's mtdna is U5ala, descended from the prehistoric hunter- gathers that roamed Europe 35 -50,000 years ago before during and after the ice ages. Today less than 10 percent of this haplogroup survives among the populations of Europe and America.
Regardless of who is elected President, control of the U S Senate will be crucial regarding the fate of any Supreme Court nomination(s).
24 senate seats are up for election November 8, 2016.
http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/2016-senate/ If the current 4 - 4 composition of the Supreme Court remains because of lack of senate confirmation of any new nominees decisions of district federal courts will decide the fate of major issues that are adjudicated.
The current make up of the U S Senate is 54 Republicans and 45 Democrats (including 1 independent).
Voters in states where Senate seats are up for election will determine the composition and control of the U S Senate in 2017.
Voters in the battleground states pay close attention. Your votes are twice as important.
CONSERVATIVE ROW C
FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY
November 5, 2013 Election
U S Navy Veteran
BS Geography, U Wisconsin
(Korean GI Bill)
MA Geography, U Minnesota
30 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/
Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc.
maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life.
Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond
Park in 1993-94, as well as
many other open spaces.
for list of leadership results.