From the Desk of John Rourke – March 6th, 2017


So – I go to a conference at my son’s high school. He is a senior and pretty much sucking and it’s possible he may not graduate in June. In reviewing his grades a teacher suggests that the lowest grade he will receive in this first semester is a 54.  I said, “Let me make sure I understand. You’re telling me that – although this may benefit my son – if he earns a 40 in the class the school will automatically raise it to a 54?” They confirmed and I told them “that is the most insane thing I have ever heard.” The older teacher reached out and touched my arm and said she totally understands my feeling on the matter while the younger teacher had a look of extreme dissatisfaction regarding my comment.

This is just another example of the Liberal mentality “no one can lose and everyone’s a winner.” The reality is there are winners – and losers. If my son earns a 40 – then that is what he should get. You can learn from your failures and grow as a result.

America is sick. This is just a symptom of the spreading infection that has set in.

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In my continuing efforts to expand 1776PatriotUSA, I installed a little piece of software that monitors my grammar and spelling. Wow – I’m terrible. For anyone that has noticed just how bad I am you should see a dramatic difference. Just trying to increase quality and consistency.

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The latest information regarding an apparent surveillance of Trump – or Trump Tower – prior to the election by the Obama administration is deeply concerning and alarming. This is HUGE however it may not even be true. I continue to be concerned about the longevity of Trump in the White House.

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