Wise, Good and Honest

Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Is Our Military Budget too Small, or Is Our Mission too Large?

"EXCLUSIVE–Rand Paul: Is Our Military Budget too Small, or Is Our Mission too Large?"

Is our military budget too small, or is our mission too large?  Since 2001, the U.S. military budget has more than doubled in nominal terms and grown over 37% accounting for inflation.  The U.S. spends more than the next eight countries combined.


Friday, February 16, 2018

There's a way to stop mass shooting, and you won't like it

What is the solution for all the mass shootings?

What is the cause?
Loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out

This article makes so much sense to me. It reminds me of Moroni 7:45-48.

The pure love of Christ never fails.

“When persons manifest the least kindness and love to me, O what power it has over my mind, while the opposite course has a tendency to harrow up all the harsh feelings and depress the human mind.”
Joseph Smith Jr.

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Also this article "One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—And It’s Not About Guns" By Glennon Doyle Melton

What can I do to reduce, "The idea that shooting a bunch of people with a gun would be an effective way to show how the world how much you hate it"? ("An Unpopular Opinion on What Causes School Shootings", James Goldberg)

"A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider", David French, Feb 16, 2018, National Review


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Conservative Kentucky congressman powers entire home with a Tesla car battery

This is a great story. As soon as it is cheaper to love off the grid a revolution will happen.

"Conservative Kentucky congressman powers entire home with a Tesla car battery"

“Constitutional Conservative with an MIT Pedigree” congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) posted a YouTube video over the weekend illustrating how he recently experimented with powering his entire home off of a used Tesla car battery.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Who should replace Trent Franks?

2018-02-10

Here are the list of candidates that say they would vote against the spending bill that passed.
Steve Montenegro, Mark Yates, Clair VAN Steenwyk (I am presuming) (See My FB Post)




2018-02-05
Who are you voting for to replace Trent Franks?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona%27s_8th_congressional_district_special_election,_2018

My initial gut feeling is for Steve Montenegro. I have voted for him for the state legislature.

Voting Record https://votesmart.org/candidate/106507/steve-montenegro

On Immigration:
"Montenegro said if elected to Congress, he will fight for the Constitution and personal liberties and will work with like-minded Republicans to end illegal immigration.

Asked by a Facebook viewer if he can “handle the liberal media and the fake news," Montenegro said he he has been the subject of false reporting.

“I’m public enemy No. 1 with Spanish-language media because I don’t fit the characteristic they want me to fit,” he said. Montenegro supported controversial religious-freedom legislation in 2014, as well as anti-illegal immigration measures seen as an affront to the immigrant community.

“I will continue to stand for legal immigration, and I will continue to stand against illegal immigration,” said Montenegro, adding his family came to the U.S. legally."
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/12/11/state-senator-steve-montenegro-joins-race-replace-congress-trent-franks/940667001/



I disagree with Steve Montenegro's vote for HB 2556 of 2016
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/written-explanation
https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/52leg/2r/bills/hb2456p.pdf

If the bill becomes in force, the electoral college system would effectively become a popular vote. So while it is technically not against the electoral college. It would turn the electoral college system into a popular vote system.

I do not have strong feeling about the electoral college. It was initially created to keep the large states from overpowering the small ones.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Arizona's 8th congressional district

The Wikipedia article for Arizona's 8th congressional district
Here is a map of District 8

Feb 2018
"5 Arizona Republicans running for Congress debate at azcentral.com"
My FB post trying to figure out who I should vote for.
My gut pointed me to Steve Montenegro