Politics and Religion

April 21, 2021

When I told Drew Montez Clark https://drewmontezclark.com/ about the 3 legged stool of conservatism--defend the constitution, reduce government, put citizens first--he noted the seat that holds them together is God.  Politics may be the vehicle but religion, as defined as belief in God and His purpose for us, is the driver.


We need only look at the beauty of creation to know that God is Good; we need only think of the vastness of the universe to know that God is Powerful; we need only gaze into our newborn’s sleeping face to know that God is Love.  Whether or not you believe He came to us in the form of Jesus Christ to clarify His purpose is just icing on the cake.  I think Jesus’ message--love God, others, yourself as your purpose in God’s Plan--makes life easier because it gives us solid, simple guidance.  We need to stop following the threads and step back to view the miracle of the whole garment.


Our founders knew that without a firm religious foundation a republic cannot exist.  A republic requires us to trust in a higher power, trust in the basic goodness of our fellow man (with some restraints on our self interests), and trust in a governmental system to dispense justice.  Without those 3 things our republic will fall apart.  


We are witnessing the destruction of our republic because all three of those requirements are falling apart.  I don’t know why so many people believe the opposite of those requirements, but we must fight to change their minds if we wish to save our republic.


 

Rebuttal to Arnie's Advice

January 25, 2021

My daughter e-mailed me a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger stating we should follow the “experts’” advice about Covid-19.  When you find fewer people voicing your opinion it means you’re misinformed.  Here’s what I wrote back:


A totalitarian government owns all the experts and stifles all dissent.  Last year Fauci went on record saying masks were unnecessary and the shutdown need only be for a month or two.  Now he's saying Trump forced him to say that--I don't trust anyone who will ...


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How to Fight A Heavyweight Left

January 13, 2021
I'm writing this as the Left has gone crazy trying to eradicate the Right: censorship by Big Tech, another impeachment attempt with establishment RINOs climbing onboard, mainstream media furiously lambasting a riot for the first time in a year full of riots.

What can we do, those of us who voted for Trump to drain the Swamp, when the Swamp seems so all powerful?  We need to train our national "big guns"--Trump, talk radio/TV hosts, and conservative news websites--on local and state politics, a...
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A word about slavery

October 20, 2020

Whether it’s economic, political, emotional or physical, we are all slaves in one way or another since we are not completely free to choose our own destiny.  The idea that skin color is the only thing that defines slavery is as ludicrous as the idea that there is only one type of vice in the world. Peasant, serf, or slave, 99% of humanity since we became a species has had few life choices under our control.  Our country’s founders changed that: most Americans believe they have a lot of...


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Reject the premise of white supremacy!

October 20, 2020

Do I reject white supremacy?  I reject the entire Democrat party premise that this nation is divided by our skin color.  I reject the idea that anyone is better or worse than anyone else, or even that anyone is better or worse OFF simply because of their skin color in this country.  I believe there is only one race, the HUMAN race, created by God and given by Him the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This is a belief I share with the founders of this country, that is writt...


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Let's change our (political) clothes!

June 15, 2020
We're fortunate to live in the best country in the world at the best time in history.  Why?

In 2010 I was unemployed and bored out of my gourd so I decided to find out the answer to a question that had been bugging me most of my life: why is our political system and government so screwed up? 

I hate complexity: it makes me feel confused, stupid, frustrated, lost, and alone.  Politics is the height of complexity yet for voters it boils down to a choice between some names you don't know on a bal...
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Updated FAQ question on the role of political parties

June 15, 2020
Here's an update on how political parties can use VoteKISS to focus on issues rather than politicians.

 I envision the Republican National Committee (RNC) designing a website template that is duplicated in all 435 congressional districts.  The RNC manages the back end (security and IT) while its local affiliates run the front end (content tailored to local politics).  Everyone can view the websites but only members (registered Republicans who voted in the previous election) can vote.  There ar...

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War on Terrorism--what I wish the Prez would say

January 5, 2020

When I became President 3 years ago, I asked all my military people--not just the Washington generals but field generals and their staff, any war veterans that came to the White House--how they would finish the War on Terror that’s been going on unabated for decades.  I got a few unhelpful answers, but a surprising number said this: identify the leaders of terror, track them, spy on them, and when you have enough evidence of what they’ve done and what they’re planning on doing, unmercif...


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40 Years of the Global Warming Scam

November 12, 2019
It amazes me that Jane Fonda, ultimate 80 year old lefty, still believes we're going to be destroyed by man-made climate change after hearing the hysterics of this movement for 40 years with NO CHANGE to the ocean levels.  The oceans will fill with our garbage long before the oceans will fill our coastal cities.  This is the ultimate political scam, for the only way to solve a global problem, lefties believe, is to have a global government solve it by taking away the rights (and money) of ind...

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The Importance of Political Parties

October 6, 2019
I've   been living in Denver for 4 years now and received my first voting packet for local office: city mayor and city council.  I was shocked to discover every candidate was listed as "non-partisan", meaning no affiliation to a political party.  I'm typical of most Americans, I think, in that I'm not that knowledgeable on local issues.  However, I gamely tried to research what the candidates believed, and for the most part found a couple of paragraphs that almost universally claimed "afforda...
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About Me


Laurel LaFramboise I'm 66 years old in 2020! I'm coming to accept that I'll make no earth-shattering accomplishments in my life, having tried (and failed) at launching some pretty far-fetched ideas (like VoteKISS), projects (like running for US Senator), and career moves (like raising and butchering meat birds). I've (almost) been content to be my grandchildren's baby sitter for the last 6 years, but hubby's retired and wants me by his side now that the grandchildren are no longer babies. So we've begun the life of Snowbirds (winter in FL, summer in VT). NEVER know what you'll be when you grow up!