This Is A Football

Vince Lombardi gave his “Gentlemen, this is a football” speech to the Green Bay Packers. One account of the speech noted that the speech was given after the team played poorly in a game they should have easily won. The speech is a reminder to all of us that getting distracted is not constructive. That brings me to what I have to say about the election in November.

The Presidential election this year is a clear choice between two philosophies—one philosophy believes that American sovereignty (under the U.S. Constitution) should be subordinate to the United Nations and the idea of globalism; the other philosophy believes in the U.S. Constitution and American sovereignty.

There are also two very conflicting life histories.  Hillary Clinton says that she grew up in a middle-class family in Illinois. Pictures of her family home posted on the Internet indicate that it was definitely upper middle class. That’s fine, but evidently she believes that the claim helps her when she talks to voters. Note also that she attended some rather expensive schools.  Again, that’s fine, but some of the picture does not align with some of the words. Donald Trump had a privileged upbringing. He makes no bones about that. The pictures confirm that.

Scandals have surrounded the Clintons since Arkansas. A quick google search will get you a bunch of details if you care. But I want to mention one scandal related to their time in the White House. That scandal is Travelgate. This took place in 1993 when the Clinton Administration fired seven employees of the White House Travel Office.  Billy Ray Dale, the Travel Office Director, had worked in the Travel Office since 1961 and had become Director in 1982. The Clintons made false accusations against him, and he and the other workers were fired (so that some friends of the Clintons could take over the office).  Billy Dale was indicted by a grand jury on December 7, 1994. He was charged with embezzlement and criminal conversion (wrongfully depositing checks into his personal account). He faced up to 20 years in prison if convicted. His trial in 1995 lasted thirteen days, and the jury acquitted him of both charges in less than two hours of deliberations. I don’t know how many thousands of dollars it cost Billy Dale to defend himself against bogus charges. The actions of the Clintons in this case are an example of ruthless politicians who are willing to destroy an innocent person in order to get their way. I don’t have the time to list all of the Clinton scandals—that would fill up too many pages, and with the recent email leaks from wikileaks, there are books of Clinton corruption being added every day.

Let’s look at Donald Trump’s scandals. Fifteen years ago, he talked dirty. Five women have come forward and charged him with various things. Trump has been in the public eye for forty-plus years and this is the first we have heard of this??!! Remember the women who accused Herman Cain—they disappeared as soon as he dropped out of the presidential race. Hmmm.

The bottom line—the politics of personal destruction has always worked for the Clintons. It is nothing new. Let’s hope it doesn’t work this time.