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Key Clayton/MHI/BO Bets Spanked, First Look at Winners & Losers

November 7th, 2018 No comments

 

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There’s work to do.

 

There are still undecided midterm races.  Some may be headed to possible recounts, or an upcoming special election.

First, we will look at the facts, then we will take a glance at what this could mean for manufactured housing (MH) and the industry’s investors.

 

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While details are still outstanding, the broad brushes are now known.

  • Democrats picked up enough seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, but not as many as the GOP waves during the Clinton or Obama administration midterms.
  • The Republicans or GOP (Grand Old Party) have increased their hold on the U.S. Senate.
  • Democrats won some hard fought gubernatorial races, and will have a net gain in state houses, but Dems also lost some high-profile states.

It’s a mixed bag, with plenty of data to unpack for weeks or even months by political experts and analysts.

Some interesting and troubling factoids include, but are not limited to:

  • Former president Barack Obama campaigned in places like Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Nevada, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
  • The Netflix-contract beneficiaries -Barack and Michelle Obama’s will earn millions from Netflix millions for years – had results that were decidedly mixed.

Mr. Obama campaigned for Democrats like:

  • Mayor Andrew Gillum, who conceded his race to now Governor-Elect, Ron DeSantis.
  • Stacey Abrams, in Georgia – a higher volume MH state – had stars like Oprah Winfrey came for her too. Abrams has yet to concede the gubernatorial race as this is being written, but trails.
  • Former CFPB director Richard Cordray went down in Ohio to a relative unknown POTUS Trump backed Republican for the governor to replace never-Trump Kasich.
  • Former president Obama embraced Senator Joe Donnelly (IN-D), who lost to relative unknown Mike Braun, who was strongly backed by President Donald J. Trump.
  • Bottom line, in several battle ground (tossup) states, key candidates the 44th president campaigned for, lost. In some states that are strongly Democratic, or are tilting more blue, candidates Mr. Obama backed won.
  • It has to be said that some of Mr. Obama’s campaign events were small to tiny compared to those of President Trump. That has to be a point of concern for Democratic strategists, and by contrast is a bright spot for POTUS Trump, who is his party’s single biggest draw.
  • Some polling was clearly off, while others performed better.

President Donald J. Trump expanded his lead by several seats in the Senate.  These were also other victories in key states he personally campaigned in.

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For example, in Florida, Ron DeSantis is the Governor-elect there. In the primaries, POTUS Trump backed DeSantis over popular Adam Putnam. That bet paid off.

In states like Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas, GOP candidates that faced huge fundraising disadvantages that Democratic billionaires wanted, the D’s fell short.  That includes Beto O’Rourke (D) in Texas, which was highlighted for months by the left-of-center media. O’Rourke could still end up as part of a packed field for 2020 among Democratic presidential hopefuls.

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By the way, the political race across the board for 2020 is underway.

 

Spanked! Clayton/Buffett/MHI/Billionaires Beaten in Other Key Races

The Clayton-MHI and Buffett-Billionaire Democratic donor class bet on unseating:

  • Andy Barr in KY 6, they lost in a race that President Donald Trump personally campaigned for in the midterm run-up.
  • Now Senator-Elect Marsha Blackburn, who was opposed by the Claytons, even though she and Barr had both carried water for them and MHI in Congress for Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing.
  • Joe Donnelly (IN-D), who was a long-time beneficiary of MHI and their allies largess.

There are several candidates that MHI backed candidates, like Secretary Hillary Clinton’s VP, Tim Kaine, that won. But he won in a reliably blue district.

Perhaps among the more important reveals in this past few months, thanks to MHProNews fact-checks and “Follow the Money” Research is this. MHI, the Clayton’s, Warren Buffett and his fellow Democratic billionaires have been exposed for their arguably duplicitous behavior.

Was Manufactured Housing Advocate Congressman Andy Barr Backstabbed?

 

For examples, see the links above and below.

 

“He’s Lying,” Campaign Insider Video – “Don’t Do Politics?” Tell Jim Clayton, Phil Bredesen, and Marsha Blackburn, Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act Supporter

 

Keep in mind, ex-and current MHI members or former Clayton team members have said to MHProNews that this kind of behavior isn’t just reserved for politics.  As but one example, ICYMI or need a refresher, is the example below.

 

Expose! Why Has Warren Buffett/BH Funded Anti-MHC Activists, MHAction? Why Fund Attacks on ELS, Frank Rolfe, Blackstone Group?

 

Some Other Midterm Issues of Interest to MHVille

Some ballot propositions that bear some closer looks for the future are:

  • Prop 10 in California goes down.
  • Prop 4 in FL giving former felons the vote passed.

Another interesting factoid is this. In West Virginia, Joe Manchin (D) vote for Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, and held his seat. Several battleground state Democrats in the Senate who voted against Kavanaugh, lost.

Representative Mia Love, a conservative Black Republican in conservative stronghold Utah is undecided.  She trails her Democratic challenger, Ben McAdams, that may take days to sort out, per the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Another wildcard?  Mitt Romney, who blasted President Trump during the 2016 campaign, publicly made up as he was considered for Secretary of State by then President-Elect Trump won his race in UT.  Will he be the next John McCain/Jeff Flake Republican? Time will tell.

An estimated 113 million voted, per ABC News.  But only some 13 percent of 18 to 39 year olds voted. That often-played card – that the youth vote would pour out this time – was once more elusive, a drag more on the Democrats who court that block.

We surfed between Fox, CNN, and MSNBC last night.  CNN talking heads, for example, admitted that this was not a “blue wave,” though they were clearly thrilled at the victories in the House.

There were states where far left candidates won, like Vermont or Maryland, but so did GOP gubernatorial candidates in those same states. Interesting? You bet.

 

Overall, It’s a Mixed Bag, With Possible Silver Linings

What is certain is that the Team Trump, with far fewer dollars than the Democrats, stopped those who claimed that the Senate would be lost, where the GOP picked up seats.  From the perspective of the Oval Office, if you must have a divided Congress, holding the Senate was the more important win for the Trump Agenda.  POTUS Trump can now more easily get his nominees for the courts and his cabinet.

An underreported point among almost all media is that several of the Democrats positioned themselves as moderates, or even embracing some of the Trump agenda. That’s arguably a ruse, but it worked for some candidates, while it failed for others.  For example, outgoing Senator Claire McCaskill (MO-D) literally called some of her fellow candidates “those crazy Democrats,” while saying she would support the president on border issues.

It ended up pretty-close to what MHProNews projected, with the GOP Senate lead expanding.  It appears as of this time that 9 of the 11 candidates that President Trump campaigned for in the last week before the midterms saw the GOP candidate win. That’s a history-bucking trend.

 

Lee Carter’s Insights 

We will look in the days ahead at Lee Carter’s insights on the how differently Democrats, Republicans and Independents can “hear” exactly the same thing.  This played a role in the midterms, indeed, in every election for some years.

But it is also an insight for manufactured housing professionals.  Those are among the reasons we will look at that, because it one of the keys to better understanding how more votes – and more customers – can be obtained.

Enough for now to say that messages have to be crafted that break-through the noise that opposition or years of misinformation.

 

Wins and Losses, Lessons and Initial Look Ahead

Each side has interesting or troubling victories and losses. Some quick takes are as follows, each of which has significant meaning for manufactured housing industry professionals. We’ll bullet these for now.

 

  • Education can work. Those who followed the Trump Rallies should know they were informative for those who attended and tuned in. He also kept them interesting, often using humor, and kept the crowds engaged.
  • Track records are helpful, but are sadly not bullet proof.
  • President Trump does have coattails, but there are limits.
  • The lack of full unity among the GOP cost some seats that may have been won or held. While there are exceptions, some losses in Congress were by lukewarm Trump supporters.  For example, it is questionable if Ted Cruz would have won absent the 45th President’s support.  Why in still red Texas?  One read is that Cruz’s track record with POTUS Trump was problematic.
  • Money, deception, lies, and propaganda can work, but they are not omnipotent. This bullet deserves several stars by it.
  • That facts and education can still defeat propaganda and money, and are hopeful signs.

 

What MHProNews spotlighted for months was that freebies still hold appeal to tens of millions of voters. Some openly socialist candidates won, while others lost.  Some who backed single-payer healthcare or what some dub “Medicare for all” – socialized medicine – worked often enough for Democrats to expect that to continue to be a theme for their party.

 

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Collage credit, Wikipedia and MHProNews.com.

 

Education has to be ongoing. Otherwise, endless propaganda, billionaires and big money can win out.  Another takeaway was the relevance of the related report, linked further below.

 

 

The Upcoming Lame Duck Session?

What will be something important to watch is what happens in the lame duck session, before the new Congress is seated.  Can President Trump get any legislation he wants through during the next few weeks?  While recent history would suggest that is a challenge, the president is a fighter. Stay tuned.

 

 

What Lies Ahead for America, and MHVille?

As this is being written, markets are up.  A split Congress means that Democrats can’t impeach the president, thought several of their candidates promised to make his life miserable for the next two years. Hearings of all kinds could follow in the House.  Will it slow or stop the America First agenda?

Will there be any bipartisanship on issues like infrastructure?

What will happen on hot topics like the FHFA and the GSEs? This is an issue that will impact MHVille, see the related report, linked below.

 

Conflict of Interests? MHI’s, MHARR’s Most Recent Statements on Controversial GSE Lending, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Weighs In

 

There are several items we will be unpacking in the days ahead.  For example, it is an open question as to the impact of hundreds of billions of investing dollars that were flowing into the U.S. this year as a result of the Trump tax cuts and regulation agenda.  Democrats can’t undo that agenda, those laws are in place and are, for now, safe.  But are they threatened in the foreseeable future?

Markets and investors will be sorting that out, as they look at the tea-leaves.

The Trump-Republican economic platform has been performing.  That message didn’t entirely break through. And therein lies a challenge for manufactured housing and the nation.

The rule of law was essentially on the ballot. The rule of law, arguably benefits our industry, while a lack of it harms it. Socialist ideals, picking and choosing which laws and private property rights are enforced all matter to MHVille professionals.

It is also misinformation that lies at the heart of several of the victories for Democrats. It is misinformation, Capital/lending manipulation, and failure to enforce existing laws that have harmed manufactured housing.

POTUS’ tweets post-election are a riot.  For those who lack a sense of humor, don’t bother looking, but he’s clearly just begun to fight.

We put our boots back on this morning, because the split-decision lays a potential framework for future victories.

We’ll examine some note of those opportunities for the industry, as we continue to unpack this midterm in the days ahead. Of course, that will come along with our continuing industry-leading coverage of other  issues and news that impact manufactured housing.

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What Are Millennials Thinking? Affordable Housing, Manufactured Homes, Other Time-Sensitive Trends

October 5th, 2018 Comments off

 

Studious, acute Daily Business News on MHProNews readers may recall our report from earlier this year that references the factoid that millennials are now the largest age-group of home buyers.

 

As with many of our topics, related articles are cross-linked.

Those linked articles can be read later for greater understanding on a specific point.

It should also be noted that skim-readers often miss some detail(s) that can change the entire meaning of an article.

Simple advice?

Read with care, and you’ll be surprised at what you walk away with from every MHProNews post.  If the industry’s best known billionaire thinks careful reading is good, that’s a useful insight, isn’t it?

 

NAR, Gen Y and MH Takeaways

The National Association of Realtors ® (NAR) produced the core study last spring that included data about Gen Y with respect to housing.

 

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NAR, in our experience, has demonstrated that their research aims at accuracy, not weaponization.

For example, when our publisher contacted NAR about factual errors in their 2018 research about manufactured homes, their researcher double-checked the concerns, and then made each correction promptly.  Scholastica ‘Gay’ Cororaton, Certified Business Economist (CBE) then took the added step of giving public credit for those corrections in her very first footnote.

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Accuracy matters, and giving credit to sources matters to third parties.

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Sadly, by contrast, when the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has been contacted by our publisher about factual errors on numerous reports and documents.  That has occurred for a period of over 2 years.  Time and again, weeks or months later – corrections were not made by MHI.  The reader can ponder the ‘why’ behind that phenomenon, but millennials are the focus of this specific report, not MHI.

So, when NAR says that millennials are the largest group of home-buyers, there have been no known reports that debunk their claim.

Then, let’s look at the following facts and infographics, that provide snapshots of millennials at that moment in time.

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Millennial Infographics

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This next one is about millennials, videos, social media, and related.

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Millennials, MHAction, and Manufactured Housing Professionals

If you scratch deeply enough, people of good will can routinely find common-ground with others. Considering other perspectives is useful.

MHProNews noted in a report earlier today that all good bi-partisanship benefits businesses of all sizes, not just the giants.

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Bi-partisanship furthermore should be good for consumers, and taxpayers too.

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MHAction and Millennials

Against that backdrop, MHAction is a multi-generational group, but with relatively youthful leadership at the national level.

If you watch the following MHAction video, you’ll note that Elizabeth Warren (MA-D) is front-and-center as part of their presentation. The golden-ager at the start of their video posted further below – Margie Mathers – tells a heart-strings story, that may well be true, as far as it goes.

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But what’s arguably missing from Mathers’ statements in the MHAction video are similar to what was missing from NMHOA’s President, Tim Sheahan’s comments to regulators. It’s the cause of the issues they are concerned about, rather than just the symptoms.

When:

  • capital or government barriers of entry into business,
  • or barriers to remain in business, are too high for small businesses,
  • then you end up with precisely what Ms. Mathers and Mr. Sheahan have each described.
  • I.e.: larger corporations that control businesses, instead of many smaller ones.  Oddly, their own comments indicate smaller firms tend to be responsive to their residents and customers. 

An MHAction video, which includes commentary and analysis on the left side of the screen, is shown below.  It includes Gen Y protestors, but is multi-generational.

 

Self-described progressive groups like MHAction or NMHOA should be open to the views of fellow progressives, and of course, other groups too.

  • It was the left-leaning Seattle Times that reasoned earlier this year that when a large company can ‘get away with’ poor behavior toward their customers, that is an indicator of monopoly.
  • The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has argued that more options for siting manufactured homes would be good for residents, as well as for independent businesses.  Zoning and placement are a post-production issue, so that’s one that MHARR may comment on, but they are a producers’ organization.  So they stay laser focused on issues that directly impact the regulation of HUD Code manufactured homes.
  • What Ms. Mathers said on camera in the MHAction video above was largely fine, while her community was owned by a ‘mom and pop’ operation. By her own statement, it was after her community was acquired by a big company that she said her problems occurred. Mr. Sheahan made a similar statement, in quotes and a document found as a download in the report linked below.

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The MHAction video posted above is edited by them to make it into an arguably classic manipulation video.  It uses emotion to advance an agenda.  That agenda is debatably bad for those residents, and for private enterprise too.  So a careful look at all the elements at play undermine what MHAction, and their political allies, want to accomplish with their video, as posted further above.  It is useful to see their methods at work, in their own words.

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When their fellow traveler, President Barack Obama (D), or Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA-D), promoted heavy regulations as ‘solutions,’ what they and others of like mind created was a trend toward less affordable housing, and more big businesses. That is among the reasons why NMHOA or MHAction members ought to seek to reform or create a new option for manufactured home owners.

Sources have informed MHProNews that billionaire George Soros’ money is involved in the background of MHAction, and other similar progressive or left-wing groups.  The members of NMHOA or MHAction may be well meaning. They need to be heard, properly engaged, and then reasoned with, not dismissed out of hand.

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But the leadership of MHAction and NMHOA certainly ought to be well informed as to where their money is coming from.  Those leaders should know how their action fits into a pattern of activity that demonstrably harms the very manufactured home owners and others they claim to be helping.

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Blackstone Group, Manufactured Home Communities, and MHAction

Blackstone is featured prominently at the end of the MHAction video.  Last July, Blackstone reportedly acquired numerous manufactured home communities, and already had other real estate investments in conventional housing.

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As one of the comments on the still reflects, MHAction is affiliated with other progressive or leftist groups.  They don’t always make that clear in their videos.  Perhaps that is an effort by MHAction to make their numbers seem larger than they actually are.  But that also reveals another challenge and reality.  They are tied to larger organizations – such as George Soros backed Move On, and New York Communities for Change (NYCC) – which emerged from the ashes of scandal plagued ACORN.

Barack Obama, before becoming a U.S. Senator and then the 44th president, was an attorney that had represented ACORN. As PolitiFact said, “When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November 2007, he reminded them of his affinity for ACORN and his time as a Project Vote organizer.”

Earlier today, President Donald J. Trump tweeted about George Soros.  See progressive Vox’s comment about that tweet, and the tweet itself, below.

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Our afternoon report focused on bipartisanship, and the times when it is or isn’t appropriate.  It is all part of the puzzle that once understood, reveals how smaller businesses, would be and current manufactured home owners are often harmed by poor public policy, or groups that have an agenda that is not in alignment with the interests of manufactured home owners and independent businesses.

 

Millennials and Public Policy

Industry pros are reminded again than public polling can be tilted by push-polls, over-or-under sampling of a group or party, and other techniques that can twist the meaning of the survey.

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Polling is arguably used by various media to motivate – or demotivate – various groups of potential voters, donors, and activists.

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With those caveats, let’s dive into what the most recent polling says about millennials and their political views, which obviously can impact the legal and thus the business environment in America.

In order to better understand the political landscape in advance of the midterm election, and from the point of view of American millennials, BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue teamed up to conduct an online survey of 1,006 randomly selected 22-37- year-olds,” said the opening from their detailed polling.

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The BuzzFeed – Maru/Blue survey made similar points to others that have been reported by the Daily Business News on MHProNews. Note that BuzzFeed teamed up with the Seattle Times on one of their Clayton Homes exposés.

If accurate, their survey suggests that the tilt toward socialism could be more profound than other polls so far have reflected.

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Owner/Investor Cautionary Tale?

It isn’t only millennials that may lack critical-thinking skills.

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But the data suggests that more Gen Y in the U.S. are more likely to be ‘buy into’ socialist promises.

You can’t force someone to vote or think this or that way, but you can share information with them.  That is the better long-term approach anyway. The maxim, “Those who are convinced against their will, are of the same opinion still” applies. So does this axiom, “Give a man to fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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Duggan “Little” Regulations Can Cause “Big” Problems for Small Businesses

October 4th, 2018 Comments off


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It’s not new.  But it is an important point, one that the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has made for decades.

 

This time, it is the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President Juanita Duggan who has said that “little” regulations can cause “big” problems for small businesses.

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Manufactured home industry pros have several points they should keep in mind, especially with the midterms just 32½ days away.

  • MHARR has pointed out that the problems with HUD have historically been not just the bureaucracy, but also the contractor that HUD has used for years.
  • When NFIB, which reportedly has hundreds of manufactured housing firms as members, talks about small business impact, that has a direct and indirect impact on manufactured housing sellers, communities, producers, lenders, suppliers and others. Small to mid-sized businesses employ more Americans than large firms. Translated, the workers and shop owners who can be manufactured home customers are often tied to small businesses.
  • Per the Huffington Post in 2011, “large businesses only employ about 38 percent of the private sector workforce while small businesses employ 53 percent of the workforce.”
  • A more recent report in April 2017 by NYSSCPA slices that into small, medium and large businesses, this way. “At this point, 39.2 percentwere employed at either a large or very large company, while 26.5 percent worked at mid-sized companies and 34.3 percent worked at small companies.”

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NFIB on WOTUS Rule

The NFIB blasted the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which dramatically and harmfully impacted small businesses.  NFIB sued, and won, but a judge reversed that ruling for almost 2 dozen states.

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The [President Trump] executive order provided some relief for small business owners until a federal judge issued a ruling recently that put the onerous Rule back in place for 22 states. In response, we are asking a federal district court to block the Rule throughout the entire country—to bring relief for our members nationwide,” said NFIB.

The good news is that not everything coming out of D.C. these days is a problem for small business,” said NFIB, which touted their support on Capital Hill for tax cuts. “Following our instrumental role that led to the inclusion of the small business pass-through deduction in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, feedback from members has been enormously positive.  Small businesses are realizing true savings and are investing that money back into their businesses through hiring, pay increases, and job training. They’re investing back into their community through equipment purchases and expansion.”

While the overall economy is “roaring” in the view of many economists and experts, manufactured housing is still operating at historic lows. As a special report planned for tomorrow will reveal, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in a recent message to members is apparently pushing for a bill that is arguably contrary to the interests of independents.  As one source at their recent meeting said, “MHI’s [SVP] Lesli Gooch took time to explain to members some of their latest positions.  But when their policies are closely examined, they routinely benefit their largest members, and harm their smaller businesses in the industry.”

NFIB is pushing for pro-business conservatives in the upcoming midterms, so that the momentum since the 2016 election is continued. It should be noted that NFIB encourages members in specialized fields, like manufactured housing, to join forces with an association that is industry specific, such as MHARR.

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Schoolhouse Rock on This Historic Day

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schoolhouserockdisneyconstitutiondayvideodailybusinessnewsmhpronewsThere have been 5.3 million views on this cute video since it was first posted on Oct 31, 2011.

 

The pseudonymous poster of the video concluded his comments with these words, “I don’t believe America will survive as the Nation our founding fathers left us; “One Nation under God indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All”, unless we as a “people” WAKE UP!!!

He or she posted under the name, “EnemyMindControl.” Certainly, we’ve explored for years, as well as more recently, the notion that news often reflects someone’s agenda.  But that’s not the purpose of this post today, rather, its to share a few comments and videos on this Constitution Day.

 

The video below by the Heritage Foundation is specifically aimed at Constitution Day.

The Masthead has a detailed look at related issues, see that at the link below.

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