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12573733_828304790628555_5483197664783316735_nCOMMON SENSE: French is the language of diplomacy and has been for half a millennium. It’s why there are so many French words and phrases that have come into the English language concerning foreign policy—words like rapprochement, fait accompli, and de facto/de jure. The cardinal rule of diplomacy is understatement. In diplomacy, to say an act by another nation is “unfriendly” is close to declaring war.
 
The Progressives, especially in the media, have been very critical of President Trump for using the term, “Fire and Fury,” when speaking out about our current crisis with Kim Jung-un of North Korea. Specifically, they are enraged because Trump’s words were well outside of normal, appropriate diplomatic language.
 
I disagree with the media’s assessment. The language of diplomacy will work with nearly all nation-states, but it is actually counterproductive with a rogue nation like North Korea.
 
Before SWorld War II, Winston Churchill was criticized by appeasers to Hitler for being bombastic and crude, but Churchill was right and Neville Chamberlain was wrong. In our current crisis, all that Kim Jung-un understands is brute force, and that is what Trump has given him. Neither Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, nor Barack Obama were willing to be confrontational. Consequently, the North Koreans have considered the USA to be weak—a paper tiger.
 
Trump, standing up for the American people, is calling their bluff. Kim Jong-un has two choices. Either he can attack and be destroyed, or he can backdown and lose face. Either way, his days are numbered. To be sure, this is brinkmanship diplomacy, but I do not believe it will lead to thermonuclear war. That’s the way I see it.
 
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COMMON SENSE: Michelle Obama famously said, “When they go low, we go high.” In practice, the Progressives do the exact opposite, of course, but her sentiment is accurate. We simply must maintain a standard of propriety that is laudable. If we do, we will be the winners.

 
On the other side, where there is virtually no moral compass, the level of animosity toward the President is the worst I have ever seen. Many people despised Nixon, and the level of animosity toward Clinton, after his Lewinsky affair, was intense, but nothing compared to the hatred toward Trump.
 
Hollywood celebrities are calling for his assassination, and they are doing so with impunity. This is not healthy for our nation, nor is it acceptable. At the same time, their shenanigans are counterproductive. As Machiavelli once said in “The Prince,” if you are going to “kill the King,” you only get one chance. If you miss, the king will get stronger.
 
This is what we are witnessing now. President Trump is getting stronger, and the character assassination of the Left is becoming increasingly ineffective. Because Trump is keeping his promises, unlike every other President since Reagan, Trump’s base is rock solid. His adversaries, by way of contrast, who spew their venom like hissing demons, have no message, no success, and no future.
 
Link to my book, “Creating Trump Nation,” for signed copy
 
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la-na-trump-news-conference-scene-20170111COMMON SENSE: At his impromptu press conference, President Trump did more than answer dozens of questions from the press. He changed the way a Republican President dances with the media. Heretofore, with the notable exception of Ronald Reagan, for the past half-century, the media has led and the Republican Presidents have followed. Democratic Presidents, on the other hand, have led the dance, while the press has dutifully followed.
 
Rejecting this model, Donald Trump has taken charge. He is leading the dance, while insisting the press follow him. Since they are used to leading Republican Presidents and believe it is their right to do so, it’s no wonder they are having their ties stepped on, as they thy to reassert their right to lead. Trump will not have any of it. Instead, he has doubled down on leading, refusing to be a PWR President—Pussy Whipped Republican President.
 
Unlike Nixon, Ford, or the two Bushes, President Trump will not be submissive. As the American people watch how awkward this dance has become, we have developed two conflicting opinions about it. Half of us insist it is the President’s role to lead, and we are tired of watching weak-willed men be submissive to the domineering media. The other half of Americans feel exactly the opposite way. They want things to remain the way they have always been in their lifetime, which is to have the PWR model.
 
Consequently, for the foreseeable future, the dance between President Trump and the media will continue to be awkward, disjointed, and contentious. Will it ever change you might ask. The answer is who knows? Perhaps it will a little, but I doubt that it will very much.
 
Jack Watts

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bleachbitlogoCOMMON SENSE: The reason FBI Director Comey gave for not recommending indictment was that there was “no intent” on Hillary’s part, but now we know that’s not true. When Congress issued a subpoena and a Preservation Order to Hillary, the State Department, and the IT company, concerning Hillary’s emails, they had not yet been destroyed. Defying the subpoena, which is a felony—Obstructing Justice—the emails were destroyed, using the “Bleach Bit” program to do so. Now, not even God can read them.
 
It is no longer credible for Comey to say there was no intent. President Obama has said this too. What we have here is a massive cover-up to keep the Democratic nominee for President from having to face the legitimate consequences of her actions. Make no mistake about it, crimes have been committed. Comey has disgraced himself and needs to resign—now. If Obama wants to save any part of his legacy, he needs to stop protecting Hillary.
 
The Democrats keep hoping this will go away, but it will not. This is their Watergate.
 
Jack Watts

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Julian_Assange_August_2014.jpgCOMMON SENSE: I disagree with most Conservatives about Julian Assange. I support his efforts to expose Hillary’s emails. Here’s why:
 
1. By not using a government server, as she promised she would, Hillary has brought all of this on herself with her own illegal, reckless behavior.
 
2. Since Bill Clinton cut a deal with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, which only a fool would deny, to keep the American people in the dark, Assange is our only hope of getting to the truth of Hillary’s corruption before the election.
 
3. The FBI, which I used to believe was incorruptible, has proven to be no better than the DOJ. Both agencies have made her above the law.
 
4. If Assange doesn’t post Hillary’s emails and she wins in November, the Russians and Chinese, who have most certainly hacked Hillary’s server, can use what they have on her to blackmail her into being as weak-willed as Obama. That we definitely cannot afford.
 
5. Since Hillary considered the emails about the Clinton Foundation to be private, rather than having anything to do with State Department business, she did not include any of them in what she turned over. Thus, the evidence of her pay-to-play corruption is in those 14,900 that should have been made available to Congress and the FBI.
 
6. Since we can no longer trust our government to tell the truth, we must rely on others to do it. We have no other choice. Daniel Ellsberg was considered a hero for publishing “The Pentagon Papers.” He blew the whistle on President Nixon, and it was needed. I believe that what Assange has is necessary for the American people to know, and I believe he is just as heroic as Ellsberg.
 
—Jack Watts

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COMMON SENSE: At this time in 1980, I was finishing my course work for my Ph.D. in Political Science at Emory University. Ronald Reagan was close to becoming the Republican nominee. All of my professors at Emory were thrilled by this, because the polls showed that Jimmy Carter, Georgia’s own, would destroy Reagan in the general election.
 
At the time, I believed my professors were right, but I didn’t allow that to stop me. I loved my nation more—still do. Consequently, I decided to tell everybody I met, while selling fashion shoes part-time at I. Miller, about why Reagan would be a better President than Carter. My professors continued to mock the people’s choice, and the Republican establishment lamented the insanity of its own supporters—just like now.
 
The rest is history, and it’s about to repeat itself. Our choice will be Trump or Hillary—Crooked Hillary. So, stop your whining, negative defeatism and make a commitment to get to work. We need to save this great nation of ours. It can be done, but it will take a monumental effort to do so.
 

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COMMON SENSE: President Obama can preemptively pardon Hillary Clinton, which he may do, despite the political upheaval it will cause. It has happened before, when Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon over Watergate.
 
Here is the legal precedent. In 1866, the Supreme Court ruled in Ex Parte Garland that the pardon power “extends to every offense known to the law, and may be exercised at any time after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken, or during their pendency, or after conviction and judgment.”
 
So, it is quite possible that Hillary will never even be charged. Obama may give her a pass on everything, but the American people certainly will not. The question came up on my radio show, JACK WATTS LIVE, so I thought I would post the answer.

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