E-Mail Editorials 2019

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Subject: Weighted
 
Date Sent: 12 Feb 2019
 
When the media allows Hollywood/sports stars, using their status/exposure, to spew political dogma, it’s a form of weighted reporting. With the exception of Fox News, the media, per se, has become overly weighted toward the left. 
 
Adding to this is the overt influence of a weighted, left-leaning education system. Those who have never experienced firsthand capitalism tend to teach progressivism. This is not to say all educators are so liberal minded that they impart their political beliefs on impressionable youth ... but it is surely weighted that way. 
 
The solution might be to establish an exchange program whereas individual media personnel, educators, government workers and for-profit corporation employees swap jobs for an period of time. In other words, say, a college professor would spend x week(s) working as a manager for a private company; while the replaced manager works for a government bureaucracy; whereas the swapped bureaucrat does a stint as a news reporter; as the news reporter guest lectures at a college. Every x week(s) these positions would rotate with different participants in a like/reverse manner. Exploiting the opportunity to walk in another’s shoes could be beneficial to the walker as well as the destination. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Messiah
 
Date Sent: 5 Feb 2019
 
Messiah: Any expected savior or liberator of a people or country ( Webster’s New World Dictionary 3rd College Ed.).  
 
The following is an academic exercise to consider the possibility that Moses was the Messiah of the Hebrews and hence Christianity, per se. Please don’t take offense or take this personal:
 
* He invoked the miracle of G-d’s power to bring the Ten Plagues upon his peoples’ oppressors; 
 
* He rallied his people to exit the land of their oppressors;
 
* He performed the miracle of parting the Red Sea to facilitate the Exodus;
 
* He kept his people together for 40 years searching for the Promised Land;
 
* G-d handed down to him, and him alone, the 10-Commandments;
 
* G-d spoke directly to him on more than one occasion;
  
* He brought his people to the Promised Land.
 
If not for G-d there would have been no Adam and Eve;
If not for Adam and Eve, there would have been no Abraham;
If not for Abraham, there would have been no Moses;
If not for Moses, there would be no Jews;
If not for Jews, there would be no Christians. 
 
Chuck Klein
http://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Celebration?
 
Date Sent: 29 Jan 2019
 
Congratulations Nancy and Chuck, you won the battle. You did what you set out to do – stop Trump from building the wall and delivering his State of The Union Message. However, it is not Trump who’s the loser, it’s our nation’s integrity that was lost. Using third-world tactics of media control and endless investigations into a duly elected sitting President, you lost the war - the war of ensuring secure borders and strength in the eyes of our enemies. 
 
Mistakes of the heart 
Trump did make, 
As he believed securing 
Our border was no fake.
 
Democrats bent on winning,
Committed crimes of the mind,
Where victory was paramount,  
Of the premeditated kind.
 
Championing a battle won
By usurpation of the press,
And harassment of fellow diners,
Has made democracy a real mess. 
 
Go ahead and sing praises to the victors,
Snub the deplorables and profess your hate.
For when all the celebrations are done,
You will have sealed America’s fate.
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: 5/3 Atrium Shooting
  
Date Sent: 22 Jan 2019
 
On a calm, nothing-happening September 2018 day, an active shooter carrying a handgun and dressed in inconspicuous pants and shirt, normal attire for late summer, entered the Fifth/Third Bank and Office building in downtown Cincinnati where he randomly opened fire on innocent persons. As the people around him dove for cover, the gunman walked through the lobby as casually as someone arriving to make a deposit or take the elevator to any of the upper floors of this 30-story facility.
 
He is walking away from you and immediately turns around a corner toward the floor-to-ceiling display windows. Do you ... To read my entire published article and view the photos (courtesy of the Cincinnati Police Department): The Gun Mag
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Trump Plan B?
 
Date Sent: 15 Jan 2019
 
1) Now, more than two years into his first term, Trump, tenders to the Senate and House that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. This is NOT his resignation and the Constitution does not require he give a reason or define his “disability”.
 
2) V.P. Mike Pence then becomes Acting President. This will enable Democrats and Republicans the ability to get-over the “Wall/Shutdown” issue without either side losing face.
 
3) Trump will still be able to work with/thru Pence to further his agenda and could at any point declare he is no longer “disabled” and then resume the office of Presidency. 
 
4) The Republican 2020 ticket could be either Trump/Pence or Pence/Trump and they could pull the switch when it suits them (as long as the Republicans hold at least one house of Congress). The 22nd and 25th Amendments do not limit the number of times this “switch” can take place.
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
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Subject: Fitness
 
Date Sent: 8 Jan 2019
 
My good friend, Gerry Addington of Phoenix AZ, ends he emails: “Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, and shouting . . . holy cow what a ride!" 
 
On the other hand is a favorite WSJ Salt & Pepper cartoon showing a decrepit, old man lying in a hospital bed with wires attached and tubes running out of him. The caption of the doctor standing next to him: “You know all those extra years you were going to get by living a clean, sheltered, healthy life ... these are it”.
 
My father never exercised a day in his life, except during the 12 years he served in the National Guard. He lived to be 97. Me? If I’m cashed out tomorrow, I won’t have any regrets because in addition to daily exercises (to keep from pulling a muscle), I’m running tractors and chainsaws and stuff - doing what I want to do and that’s more important than longevity. My greatest fear: A nursing home! 
 
Chuck Klein
http://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: The Wall
 
Date Sent: 5 Jan 2019
 
Politics notwithstanding, this might put Trump’s “Wall” (barrier) in perspective:
 
Trust, not Gates
Gates before Fences
Fences before Barriers
Barriers         before Threats
Threats before Guns
Guns before War
War         before Death
Death before Dishonor
Dishonor before Annihilation?
 
I wrote this in 1983 – still holds true today.
 
Chuck Klein
http://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Broke?
 
Date Sent: 1 Jan 2019
 
The old adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” requires the definition of “broke.” Democrats tended to think all is okay, as in: “it ain’t broke.” Trump, and those who support him, believe “broke” is defined as:
 
1) Unfair trade practices, 
2) NoK/Iran with nukes, 
3) The Supreme Court making law,
4) Open borders, 
5) Imperialist moves by China and Russia,
6) NATO countries not paying their fair share.
 
Previous administration, going back to Bill Clinton, had kicked-the-can to the next regime. Nobody wanted to deal with the political fallout that comes with confrontations. 
 
Yes, DJT is unorthodox – maybe embarrassing and obnoxious at times - but he’s doing what his supporters elected him to do. Of course, the only true measure of his support/non-support is at the ballot box. The past mid-term election was a draw - not the “blue wave” the Democrats had wished for. In two years, the electorate can decide which ideology to follow. In the meantime, hopefully, the Democrat controlled House will use its power to “fix broke” – not vindictively. 
 
Chuck Klein
http://chuckklein.com
 
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