Yes Virginia – There Is Still A Constitution

( Editor’s Note: I received the following letter on Christmas Eve.  The response from Sanityandsense.com follows. )

Dear Mr. Conoley,

I am 8 years old.  Some of my little friends say there is no longer a Constitution in the U.S. They say that Robert Mueller, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the DNC, and Hillary Clinton have destroyed our Constitution and we are no longer free.  Please tell me the truth, is there still a Constitution?              Signed, Virginia

Virginia, your little friends are wrong.  They have been affected by the lies and deceptions of the fake news media.

Yes Virginia, the U.S. still has a Constitution.  America is experiencing some difficult times.  Robert Mueller, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the DNC, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rod Rosenstein and many other criminals have conspired in a reprehensible act of Treason against the American People to destroy our Constitution.

The strongest man who ever lived could not tear up our Constitution while Donald Trump is President.  It is hard to conceive or imagine how hard Donald Trump will work to maintain our Constitution and keep our Republic free.

No Constitution !  Thank God that Donald Trump lives to protect our Constitution and will work to make America great again.  Ten years from now, nay ten times ten years from now, history will record that Donald Trump was the greatest President that America ever had.  Virginia our Constitution will live forever in the hearts and minds of all law abiding Americans just like you forever.                        Editor of WWW.Sanityandsense.com .

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Tucker Carlson and His Book: SHIP OF FOOLS

Tucker Carlson is a political commentator and columnist.  He is the host of The Tucker Carlson Show on FOX.

I purchased his book titled: SHIP OF FOOLS.  It was outstanding.  Rather than attempt to outline the book or attempt a summarization, I would like to compare it to my past life experience.

I majored in mathematics and psychology to earn my B.A. Degree, some decades ago.  I selected psychology because I wanted to learn more about myself and the world around me and why people behave as they do.  In the middle of my Senior year, I was browsing in a bookstore and purchased a copy of Eric Hoffer’s book titled: THE TRUE BELIEVER.  Fortunately for me, I discovered this book when I was close to completing my university degree.  Hoffer’s book taught me so much about human behavior and social change that it effectively answered many of the questions that I was searching for in the field of psychology.  I found myself asking how one individual could be so perceptive and so insightful into human behavior and social change.  I often reread this outstanding book and I have worn out two other paperback copies of this book.

Tucker Carlson’s book had a similar effect on me.  His book is extremely insightful and perceptive.  Carlson in my view is a combination of a sociologist and political analyst.  I strongly suggest that my readers would enjoy this book. Also, I would suggest that parents who have sons and daughters 16 to 25 years of age purchase a second copy of this book for them.  Mr. Carlson has many keen insights into the issues that exist in the U.S. today. It is brilliant in every way and extremely readable. Also, I am a great fan of the Tucker Carlson Show on FOX.

R. Van Conoley  ( Editor’s Note: A bookstore near my house had extended hours the week before Christmas.  The store had gift wrappers in the store who told me that this book was most often selected for gift wrapping. )

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President Trump – Please Save The Kurds

I admire you President Trump.  I believe that you have made very wise decisions in behalf of the American People.  Also, I believe that you are 100% correct to remove U.S. Forces from the Middle East.

However, you may be about to make a terrible mistake if you allow the Turkish military to exterminate the Kurdish People.  Most respectfully, Mr. President, I offer you a historical analysis that I hope you consider.  When you were only five years old in 1951, the Iranian People elected Dr. Muhammed Mossadeq as their democratically elected President.  The British, through MI-5, and the U.S., through the CIA, conspired to overthrow Dr. Mossadeq and replace him with the Western puppet, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi.  Mohammad Riza Pahlavi became the Shaw of Iran and used a group called the SAVAK to keep himself in power.

MI-5 and the CIA recruited the Kurds to help overthrow the democratically elected President, Dr. Mossadeq.  In exchange for their assistance, the U.S. promised the Kurds that they could have a small section of land for their own in the sections of land that border Northern Iraq and Iran.  This would have been both fair and just, but the government of the U.S. forgot the Kurds once Iranian oil was safe for the U.S. and Britain.

Just as Jews were persecuted in Nazi Germany, the Kurds have been used and persecuted in the Middle East since the 195o’s  and the U.S. is mainly to blame by our inaction.  If you permit the partial destruction of the present Kurdish population, you will help create a group of people much like the present Palestinian People.  Therefore, I most respectfully encourage you to allow Kurdish Citizens to emigrate to the U.S. I am indeed in favor of a border wall on the Southern border of the U.S. and I am opposed to all forms of illegal immigration into the U.S.  However, the U.S. owes a group of People who supported our cause some special consideration.  When the U.S. left Vietnam, the mountain people of the Central Highlands, called Montagnards, were allowed to settle in the U.S. because they were our allies and would have been exterminated otherwise.

I respectfully contend that the Kurds today should have the same opportunity to avoid extermination as did the Montagnards in 1974.

R. Van Conoley  ( Editor’s Note: I am not Kurdish. I am an American who believes that the U.S. Government should be fair and just to our former allies. )

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Christmas Eve, CNN, and The Vatican

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, I decided to watch some TV.  I turned to CNN and viewed three one hour documentaries relating to the Catholic Church and various Popes.

I find it interesting how individuals rewrite history and twist facts.  Now I have five college/university degrees.  Two of my three graduate degrees were obtained from a Catholic University.  I obtained a Master of Science Degree and a graduate degree in business administration from a Catholic college.  Had I known then what I know now, I never would have attended a Catholic college.

I make a very sincere effort in life to learn something new each day and do something kind(Christian) for someone each day.  One of the CNN documentaries related in part to Pope Pius XII.  The Papacy of Pius XII began in 1939 and ended in 1958.  The CNN documentary attempted to picture Pius XII as a man who condemned the Nazi atrocities.  Yet Pius XII never stated this in public.  Indeed there were one or two Bishops who condemned the Nazi horrors, however, there were a number of very high Catholic Church officials who thought that Adolph Hitler was just fine.  After World War II was over, while Pius XII was Pope,  Argentine Cardinal Antonio Caggiano helped known Nazi War criminals evade justice by helping them move to South America.  French Cardinal Tisserant also helped Nazi War criminals evade justice and travel to South America.  What a surprise that this was not mentioned in the CNN documentary !

There is a clear directive in the Bible from Jesus Christ to protect the children of the world.  About twelve years ago, I learned through reading and study how frequently some Catholic Priests molested children.  Sadly, this serious sin was covered up many times by higher members of the Catholic Church which makes this reprehensible act even more serious.

There are nineteen articles relating to the Catholic Church located on this website.  One titled: ” The Vatican and Their Nazi Friends” was published on March 24, 2011.  It is one of the most read articles on this website.  If you would like to read any of the nineteen articles, simply type in VATICAN in the search box on the home page and click go. The articles will appear in order of publication for your reading pleasure.

I made a very serious attempt to only publish known and proven facts.  However, I did give my opinion at the end of one of the factual articles.  I believe that the long period of time and the large number of children sexually molested requires that the Catholic Church be criminally prosecuted under the Federal RICO statutes. Finally a quote from Father Amorth who was an exorcist in the Vatican.  He stated: ” The Devil is at work in the Vatican.”

I wish everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, a very Merry Christmas.  Hopefully yours will be happy and allow you to reflect on your life and your obligations to mankind.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Over the years, I have noticed that CNN is very good at rewriting history and distorting the factual news. )

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Respectful Advice To President Trump

Since General John Kelly is going to leave the White House staff, President Trump must secure a replacement.

I would most respectfully like to recommend that President Trump seriously consider appointing James Webb as his Chief of Staff. James Webb served President Reagan as an Assistant Secretary of Defense and also later served as Secretary of the Navy.  Later Jim was elected to the U.S. Senate from Virginia and served in this position from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2013.

Jim is a decorated former Marine Corps Officer.  He was also a candidate for President in the Democrat Primary in 2016.   However, he stated that he was not comfortable with the Democrat Party’s positions and withdrew from the primaries.

Most respectfully Mr. President, you can not find a better qualified man to assist you than Jim Webb.

R. Van Conoley  ( Editor’s Note: Jim is a journalist and the author of numerous books. He was highly decorated for his service to the U.S. )

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Duke Energy Never Learns

You can find a copy of a letter that I wrote and mailed to the CEO of Duke Energy posted on this website by typing the words DUKE ENERGY into the search space on the top right of the home page of this website.  The article is titled: ” A Cordial Letter To Duke Energy Corporation.”  Click go after typing in the key words and the article will appear.

And indeed it was a very cordial letter which pointed out to Duke Energy that tree branches, tree limbs, vines, and other vegetation had grown over my fence from their property.  As a mild mannered and gentle hearted individual, I pointed out to Ms. Lynn Good, CEO that this situation should be completely resolved by July 26, 2017.  This was more than fair, from my view, since I wrote the letter one month earlier on June 26, 2017.  Additionally, I added: ” In a few instances when a cordial approach was rejected, I have never hesitated to employ a forceful legal approach.”

I was greeted ever so kindly and Ms. Good “kicked” my letter down the bureaucracy of Duke Energy until it finally ended up with a person called an ” herbal specialist.” But along the way, I politely pointed out to Duke that their deadline was July 26, 2017.  On July 27, 2017, I called Duke Energy again and stated that their time was up and they had not kept their promise to resolve this minor matter.  Sorry Duke Energy said, we are going to have to put this off due to other problems. ” You are sure this is what you want to do? ” I said. “Yes” Duke replied.

So I picked up my phone and contacted the Florida Public Service Commission. For those of you who do not know, the PSC is a public commission that regulates all monopolistic utilities in the State Of Florida.  I asked and received a copy of all of Duke Energy’s proposals that were scheduled for a vote before the PSC. Then I called back Duke Energy and politely told them that since they were too busy to cut some vines and tree limbs from their property that were growing into my yard, I must assume that these eleven projects that were pending before the PSC should be denied. I even told them that I planned to send each PSC Commissioner a certified letter stating my reasons for requesting a denial of each of their projects.

Within 48 hours, Duke Energy was working behind my house to clear sections of their forest as I requested.

Now today, in 2018, I have been informed that Duke Energy wishes to construct a Solar Farm in the natural forest behind my house. After I attended a meeting with Duke Energy at the DeBary City Hall, I requested that Jeff Hart, the representative that I worked with contact me by phone about all future meetings regarding the Solar Farm.  Of course he did not do this. At a December 5, 2018, meeting in DeBary City Hall, I spoke with Mr. Justin LaRoche.  LaRoche seems to have a Pecksniffian, arrogant, and supercilious attitude and wanted to apologize to me. I do not want an apology, but if I meet with LaRoche, I would like an explanation of why the bureaucracy of Duke Energy simply could not contact me as I requested since they have my phone number. If Duke Energy is not competent to make a simple phone call and leave a voice mail, why would I trust them to build a solar farm behind my house?

I think that I shall buy some more common stock in Duke Energy because I believe that I understand their problem.  It appears to me that they have too many Pecksniffian, arrogant, and supercilious bureaucrats who are overpaid and underworked who assume that they are not responsible to the public.

Also, any residents in DeBary who wish to contact Ms. Lynn Good in Charlotte, NC, can reach her at 704-594-6200.  Her address is at the top of my article in case you would like to place your concerns in writing.  Justin LaRoche has a cell listed as 704-564-6747. Give both a call and let me know if you are treated with anything other than the greatest respect.

R. Van Conoley   ( In my view, Duke Energy has done a very poor job of maintaining their forest. There are a number of dead trees that should have been removed.  Also, Duke has both a moral and legal obligation to remove some underbrush to prevent fires in the dry season.  I also pointed this out to the Fire Chief of our joint Orange City-DeBary fire department.  The Chief was kind enough to investigate the situation. Having served on the DeBary City Council, I always tried to contact, on my time, individuals in DeBary whenever a project was before the Council that would effect them.  Apparently not one individual on the DeBary Council took the time to contact any of the residents whose land has a common border with the forest. Being a responsible Council Member requires more than showing up at Council meetings. )

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President George H.W. Bush Dies At Age 94

President George H.W. Bush, often referred to as Bush 41, died on November 30, 2018, at age 94.  He served as Director of the U.S. CIA from 1/30/76 to 1/20/77.  Bush’s service as Director of the CIA was considered by many as outstanding.  He became the 43rd. Vice President under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989.  He was elected as our 41st. President and served one term from 1989 to 1993.

Sanityandsense.com considers George H.W. Bush to be the last competent and decent President of the 20th. Century.

His son George W. Bush was the 43rd. President.  His son Jeb was Governor of Florida and was a candidate for President in 2016.

Sanityandsense.com hopes that the Bush Family and the Trump Family can reconcile their political differences in order to honor the passing of President George H.W. Bush.  It would be a great service to American Citizens if the Bush Family and the Trump Family could join together in tribute to a great man and a great President.

R. Van Conoley

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Joseph McCarthy and Robert Mueller

If anyone asks my age, I reply that I am 39.  For this article, I will admit that I have been on this earth for more than six decades.  While age does not always bring wisdom, I believe that I have learned a great deal in my lifetime.

Free People can not accept tyranny and abuse of power.  Any government that abuses its’ power and acts as a tyranny will enslave their people. The U.S. has resisted abuse of power by individuals in the past and has guaranteed our liberty by doing so.

Joseph McCarthy ( 1908-1957 ) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946, and served in the Senate from 1947 until his death in 1957.  The word ” McCarthyism ” was coined in 1950 to describe how Senator McCarthy was misusing his power as a U.S. Senator.  With the end of World War II, Japan, Germany, and Italy and the horror of Nazism were no longer a threat to the U.S. However, the guns of World War II had barely cooled when the U.S. targeted a new enemy known as Communism.  Suddenly our Russian ally in World War II became a new enemy for the U.S. to fear and fight if necessary.

McCarthy sincerely feared world Communism and believed that some Americans supported this doctrine. McCarthy often asked this question of individuals subpoenaed before a congressional committee: ” Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? ”  McCarthy’s anti-Communist activities were referred to as ” witch hunts.” Senator Margaret Chase Smith, without mentioning Senator McCarthy by name, delivered a ” Declaration of Conscience ” in 1950 which was designed to keep individuals in positions of power from using smear tactics to promote their views. Finally Senator McCarthy was censured by the U.S. Senate.

I was only a child when McCarthy was in the Senate.  However, I have read, studied, and have listened to McCarthy’s speeches and public statements.  McCarthy, in my view, abused his power and did material harm to individuals even though he thought he was protecting the U.S.

Today, Robert Mueller is the Special Counsel tasked with investigating and determining if the Russian Government interfered with the 2016 election.  Mueller was appointed by Rod Rosenstein who was deputy Attorney General.  It has become extremely apparent that Mueller and his seventeen associates have greatly abused their power and are targeting Donald Trump.  The Mueller team has, in my view, greatly abused their power and have targeted and harassed a number of individuals mainly because they were associated with Donald Trump in some way.  I believe that the Mueller Witch Hunt has become the greatest misuse of Federal Governmental power in my lifetime.  It is far more vile and reprehensible than the McCarthy Witch Hunts.  Armed with Hillary Clinton supporters and Donald Trump haters the Mueller investigation has become very political and extremely unjust.  In a Constitutional Republic like the U.S., the Mueller witch hunt has become a serious threat to our country.

Many Americans remain silent about the Mueller witch hunt out of fear that the Federal Government will attack them in some manner.  Additionally, there are some prominent U.S. Citizens that dislike President Trump so much that they actively encourage the immoral actions of the Mueller investigations.  Courage comes in many forms and all law abiding Americans, regardless of party affiliation, must take a strong stand against government abuse of Americans for political purposes.

Finally, there is a need for a fair and unbiased special counsel to justly and fairly investigate the activities of both political parties in the 2016 election.  The U.S. has always avoided “secret trials. ” In recent years, our government has created a secret court known as the FISA Court. There are numerous allegations that one political party misused their power and brought false documents to the FISA Court to obtain warrants to tap phones and to spy on Americans for political purposes.  If these allegations are true, Americans are now living in a police state where our citizens have lost their freedom and their liberty.

R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – Part 171

He who does nothing makes no mistakes.        Italian proverb

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Hillary Clinton – Criminal and Misfit

Hillary Clinton was undoubtedly attracted to Bill Clinton because he possessed the same vile, reprehensible, and psychopathic characteristics that Hillary possessed. When Hillary and Bill married they formed a psychopathic political team.

The psychopathic personality is characterized by a lack of conscience.  The true psychopath is totally devoid of compassion for others.  The psychopath will use whatever means are necessary to accomplish his/her goals.  Psychopaths have a wide range of intelligence from below normal to genius level in I.Q.

The marriage of Bill Clinton to Hillary formed an amalgamation of two psychopaths with one common political agenda.  Hillary worked to promote her husband up the political ladder.  Hillary cared nothing about Bill’s infidelity, criminality, lies, and other anti-social behaviors as long as they did not become known to the general public.

So Bill, the draft-dodger, adulterer, and political psychopath ascended the political ladder and Hillary was with him every step of the way.  Hillary wanted to be president of the U.S. for a long period of time.  Bill used his powerful influence to help elect Hillary to the office of U.S. Senator from New York.

As a Senator, Hillary knew that soon she would be president.  In 2008, at the end of the Bush(43) administration, she was ready. She became a candidate for the Democrat nomination for President.  Unfortunately for Hillary, Barack Obama was also a candidate for the 2008 Democrat nomination.

Obama, a man well trained by the super corrupt Chicago Democrat Machine, won more votes than Hillary and received the Democrat nomination for the 2008 election.  After Obama won the 2008 election, it soon became evident to both Obama and Hillary Clinton that each needed the other to promote their own Machiavellian political agendas.

Like the political psychopaths they were, Hillary and Obama used each other for eight years.  The corrupt Obama no doubt recognized a fellow psychopath and knew that he had no other choice than to work with Hillary Clinton.

So in 2015, after serving a corrupt Obama, Hillary announced her candidacy for President in 2016.  If Hillary had not used corrupt and even criminal tactics, Bernie Sanders would have won the nomination.  But Hillary did indeed use the power of her husband, the wealth of the extremely corrupt Clinton Foundation, and the powerful connections of Obama to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders.

But Hillary was not going to make mistakes in 2016 and lose the election to Republican Donald Trump.  Hence, Hillary with help from a group of Washington criminals and a corrupt mainstream press organized a group to destroy Donald Trump.  Hillary and Obama criminalized the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department and with help from a corrupt mainstream media began to believe their own propaganda that Hillary would be the next president.

Unfortunately for Hillary, Donald Trump won the needed votes to gain a significant electoral vote victory.  The rejection of Hillary’s life dream on a second occasion has driven Hillary “over the edge.”

Deprived of what she believed was rightfully hers, Hillary has started a mass political movement to destroy Donald Trump and allow her one more chance to seek the office of President.

There are many different books for individuals to read about recent political events.  Some are totally fake news and true garbage, but others are 100% accurate.

I truly enjoyed reading Michael Wolff’s book titled: ” Fire and Fury.” It was absolutely trash and filled with mainly false and misleading information.  Yet, I found Wolff’s book amusing because few would really believe it.

Greg Jarrett’s book titled: ” The Russia Hoax” made my blood run cold because it was extremely factual and not one sentence has ever been refuted.  It was extremely well researched and extremely well written.  This book exposes the illicit scheme to clear Hillary Clinton of criminal acts and shows how Donald Trump was framed.  The criminalization of the U.S. Justice Department and the criminalization of the FBI by Clinton and Obama are extensively detailed.

Our Republic is presently in a state of severe crisis. There are a number of articles published on this website in past years that have prophesied many of these events.

R. Van Conoley

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