Rolf Yungclas

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Rolf Yungclas is a recently retired newspaper editor from southwest Kansas who has been speaking out on the issues of the day in newspapers and online for over 15 years

Most Recent Articles by Rolf Yungclas:

They hate Trump so that makes him guilty

May 14, 2017 — Rolf Yungclas

What “collusion?” Who are the alleged individuals Donald Trump is colluding with and the alleged crimes he is committing? Answer: THERE AREN’T ANY!

It’s like having to prove you’re not guilty of speeding only if you can absolutely show you’ve never driven over the speed limit.

But it has to be first alleged that you did something, then that specific crime is prosecuted.

More Putin agent hype as Trump does the opposite

Apr 16, 2017 — Rolf Yungclas

In the last week so-called “Russian puppet ruler” Donald Trump’s administration has:

  • attacked the airbase of a Russian ally with 59 cruise missiles;
  • worked to strengthen Russia’s 68 year-old adversary NATO by meeting with the NATO Secretary General and working to get the nation of Montenegro into NATO;
  • met with the President of China, one of Russia’s major competitors on the world stage;
  • demolished Russia in several UN Security Council session debates US Ambassador Haley had with her Russian counterpart;
  • chided Russia for their bad acts when the US Secretary of State said our relations with Russia were at a low point on his visit Moscow to see Putin and the Russian Premier.

Deconstruction of America has stopped

Feb 23, 2017 — Rolf Yungclas

For the last eight years the nation underwent what was sometimes called fundamental transformation. I call it the deconstruction of America, a process that actually began over a hundred years ago, but was rapidly accelerated by the mass influx of leftist socialists into all levels of government during the Obama administration. It had even progressed - digressed, actually - to the point where the Republican establishment had essentially signed on to it.

But right out the gate, after his November 8 election, Donald Trump began dismantling the framework of the systemic deconstruction of our Constitutional system.

President Trump hits the ground running

Jan 23, 2017 — Rolf Yungclas

One of the things President Trump did Friday after taking office was to confirm General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. And what a first day on the job Saturday was for Mattis!

“A variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft engaged in the bombing run, which saw 25 strikes in Syria and six in Iraq. In Syria, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery near the town of Bab. ISIS forces in Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital, took a heavy beating, as 22 strikes destroyed 12 tactical units, nine fighting positions, two underground improvised explosive bomb factories and an ISIS headquarters. The final strike targeted two ISIS oil wells in Deir ez Zour.”

Cold War continues – the American Cold Civil War

Jan 16, 2017 — Rolf Yungclas

Cold war was a term that took up common usage beginning in 1950s America to describe the ongoing conflict between the U.S and the Soviet Union. While not engaged in direct military action, the two nations were diametrically opposed to each other diplomatically, in proxy wars and in economic matters. An attitude of war toward each other but restrained, in this case by mutual assured destruction if they came to blows.

Now America is in a new Cold War, a Cold Civil War. Two irreconcilable world views are in conflict within our nation. One sees freedom of personal initiative necessary for development of the whole society, and the minimal involvement of a central authority. This view is rooted in the founding of our nation.

They failed to purge the American Way

Dec 15, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

During the last eight years we have experienced a non-violent coup d’etat attempt against the American Way. Under the banner of Fundamental Transformation, the political-media cabal of the Left attempted to absolutely dismantle everything from free market capitalism to heterosexual marriage to physiological sexual identity at birth to judging people by the content of their character.

This year’s Presidential election revealed the success and failure of this coup attempt. While this Fundamental Transformation was a complete success in the minds of its adherents, it was an utter failure in creating a unified society behind its premises.

Republican defeatism syndrome

Nov 1, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

I’ve never seen anything like it. Republicans who say they endorse Trump are, in amazing frequency, repeatedly trashing him and making a point of saying he has already lost the election. The extent here, of a party declaring itself defeated all the way to Election Day, is unprecedented!

Yet, while the faithful Trump supporters are attacked mercilessly from the Left and the Right, they continue confident of a Trump victory November 8.

So many of the fellow-traveler Trump supporters are doing so only as a stop-Hillary vote. They see Donald Trump as a flawed candidate who is their only choice if they want to have any hope of defeating Hillary. But in saying they’ll vote for Trump, they determinedly seize upon anything they see as a misstep by Trump.

Trump not criminalizing politics by talk of jailing Hillary

Oct 17, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

The Obama-Clinton Democrats continue to show their blatant disregard of the law by making phony accusations of Trump that he is “criminalizing politics” with his remarks on the campaign trail and at the second Presidential candidate debate that Hillary Clinton should be jailed.

The Democrats must believe that Trump can win if they are so concerned about his plans to have his Attorney General investigate Clinton if he is elected President.

An Attorney General under a Donald Trump administration will still be able to prosecute Clinton for violation of the laws that current Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to act upon. It wouldn’t be double jeopardy since that only applies if the crime has been prosecuted and a judgment or verdict determined.

Debate proves Hillary’s words much more hurtful

Oct 10, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

After a week that included the release of an 11-year old video intended to cause Donald Trump to step down as a Presidential candidate, and ending with the second Presidential candidate debate, Trump goes into this week with his base more solidly behind him and Ms. Clinton exposed even more clearly as the hypocrite she is.

The video, coordinated by the Democrats and NBC to be released at a time they felt would be most harmful to the Trump campaign, would have absolutely derailed one of the Establishment Republicans’ carefully groomed candidates. They would do the typical Republican thing when the truth of something considered sexually scandalous is brought out in the open. They would do the “moral” thing and resign.

Donald Trump, however, had a better response. He said it was wrong, he’s sorry for saying it, and that’s not the person he was any more. Why did that work? Because he wasn’t posturing when he said it. He was showing, I believe, that he actually was examining his heart and realizing that if he was to become President there would have to be no talk like that - he was determining to separate himself from the playboy celebrity persona that he emulated in previous years.

Time to fact-check the fact-checkers

Oct 3, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

Hillary Clinton, how do you lie to us? Let me count the ways.

Liberal fact checkers are providing cover for Clinton’s lies. Much of the media’s so-called fact checking is more like Media Matters efforts to propagandize for the Democrats than something Snopes has had a reliable record of - refuting urban myths.

At the recent Presidential Candidates’ Debate, there was considerable “fact-checking” going on by liberal media sources, where their fact-checking included as much or more opinionating about their disagreements with Donald Trump than actual referenced facts to dispute what he said. Of course they left out numerous glaring lies by Hillary Clinton, as well.

Another UN speech attacking the US, from Obama

Sep 26, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

The United Nations has always been a forum for speeches by American-hating nations. This year one of those berating America was the President of the United States. Yet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has only good things to say about “the United States of America, the most powerful and the most generous nation on earth.”

Under the guise of “investing in our people” our President went on and on, blaming “soulless” capitalism for the world’s problems and Americans’ efforts to stop voter fraud and establish voter integrity as being “a patchwork of laws that makes it harder to vote.”

At a time when radical Islamist terrorism continues to kill innocent Americans domestically, and ISIS regime of brutality and terror is spread over large sectors of the Middle East, Mr. Obama presented it as simply a problem of “endangering open societies:

Behind in the polls, Clinton talks tough vetting

Sep 20, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

While Hillary Clinton continues to show she has nothing fresh in her non-stop personal attack against Trump, terrorism on American soil the last couple of days has her emulating Donald Trump now.

Trump, meanwhile, speaking in Estero, Florida on September 19 said the following:

“These attacks, and many others, were made possible because of our extremely open immigration system, which fails to properly vet and screen the individuals and families who are coming into our country.”

Kerry and Obama helping to finance terrorism

Sep 12, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

A few weeks ago I showed that the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal had rejected, in July 2011, reconsideration of the 1981 claim by Iran for compensation from aircraft not delivered ($2.2 billion was the total stated then). I have been unable to find any record of it being considered again. Yet Secretary Kerry found that it was necessary to pay the terrorist-sponsoring regime in Iran $1.7 billion for that specific claim.

While not looking into the validity of the $1.7 billion claim by Iran for compensation, the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives did hold a hearing entitled “Fueling Terror: The Dangers of Ransom Payments to Iran” on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

The first panel of the hearing had Obama administration officials answering questions from Republican members of the committee, while, in a typical Washington, D.C. partisan fashion, the Democrat members of the Committee each took their apportioned time to attack Republican members of the committee and decry the hearing as being simply a political attack on President Obama.

Clinton campaign is failing

Sep 5, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the mainstream media are stuck in the past. It’s the past of several months ago, before the constant stream of Clinton lies had reached critical mass…before Donald Trump’s policy statements overtook his off-the-cuff gaffes as news stories…before the opinion polls stopped showing what was described as an insurmountable lead for Clinton.

While Democrats have by-in-large been able to use the mainstream media as their political propaganda arm, the dam holding back the rising river of Clinton lies is about to burst and the sandbagging of the Justice Department is barely enough to stop it from flooding.

Neither Key nor National Anthem are racist

Aug 31, 2016 — Rolf Yungclas

Back when the TV channels would sign off at midnight or later, they would always play the National Anthem, followed by a test pattern. While I remember it mostly being an instrumental version played by a marching band or an orchestra, a two-verse version with a woman singing it accompanied by an acoustic guitar was also popular.

As I came to find out, she was singing verse 4 in addition to the familiar first verse. In the ensuing years, I would occasionally find it in music books, but with only three of the four verses, verse 1, 2, and 4. It took San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem on August 26 for me to be reminded of verse 3.