Farewell to President George H.W. Bush

America lost it’s most significant elder of the Greatest Generation yesterday. From a generation that nurtured the finest in American character.

A generation that grew up in hardship, fought in a major war, and for those who survived, would come home to build our modern empire.

In all of American history, (even more than FDR), no one person was better connected to the Presidency for as long as George H.W. Bush was.

One half of the Presidential ticket with Ronald Reagan in 1980 and again in 1984 and then as President in 1988, George H. W. Bush was part of three electoral landslides, one of which (1984) was the most significant landslide in American history.

To be America’s Commander in Chief, is to be ready at all times (if needed) to take the nation to war to protect the vital interests of America, and her allies.

President George H.W. Bush led America (and coalition allies) to our most impressive war victory since WW ll.

Under the leadership of Commander In Chief, President George H. W. Bush, in the 1990/91 Gulf War, USA and coalition partners crushed the 4th largest army on the planet in a matter of months.

As the Cold War ended, President Bush ushered in a dramatic new era in American power.

George H. W. Bush didn’t just lead America, he was arguably the leading symbol of America’s patriarchy. A nation built on family values.

You can see this in Bush’s Mother’s Day proclamations between 1989 to 1992. Bush wrote by far the best Mother’s Day Proclamations.

As Americans wake up to the news a beloved 20th Century President has died, the headlines will read of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, and victory in Iraq. But history will remember President George H. W. Bush as the man who was destined to lead this New World Order.

George H.W. Bush was a one term President, who served as Vice President for 8 years under President Ronald Reagan, giving him 12 years of White House power.

Bush’s world leader legacy is in part, born of the Reagan Presidency.

A Very Low Burden Of Proof

Last night’s New Yorker hit job was a poorly sourced, very bad piece of journalism.

The allegations from the first accuser Christine Blasey Ford lack any credible substance, and all of her named witnesses (under threat of perjury) don’t even support her claims. The threshold of proof here is so weak, to move forward like this would be devastating for any case, in any court of the land.

It’s now all out media and political warfare on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And with each passing day comes a slew of ridiculous new allegations, all of which (so far) don’t hold up to the highest legal benchmarks of ‘burden of proof’.

As frivolous allegations of wrongdoing build, the pressure is on to delay the vote for Kavanaugh and ultimately derail his nomination. This is a big mindgame, and the order of the day is to destroy a man’s reputation.

Thursday’s Senate hearing is not a trial, but (if it really happens at this point) it is a forum where evidence will seen and heard, and Senators will critically look at the facts before them to determine if Kavanaugh is fit to serve on the Supreme Court.

I’m skeptical the first accuser Ford will even show up to the hearing Thursday, and betting odds have her showing up at 10% or less now. But if she does show, in the end, Senators will vote with their conscience, based on the evidence presented. And, if Ford is a no show, her credibility will be destroyed.

At a top government level, the highest benchmark for burden of proof should be weighed. This requires any evidence submitted to be:

– Clear and Convincing
– Proves Guilt Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

It is unfortunate that the media is no longer skilled to discern credible vs. uncredible evidence, but in America’s legal system, ‘burden of proof’ is still king.