Ron A. Y. Rich

Mr. Rich is a self-described liberal with common sense and an open mind.

Most Recent Articles by Ron A. Y. Rich:

 A ROSEANNE BY ANY OTHER NAME Would Continue to Smell Sweet

Jun 1, 2018 — Ron A. Y. Rich

 A ROSEANNE BY ANY OTHER NAME Would Continue to Smell Sweet
How fitting that the great William Shakespeare was focusing on bigotry when he gave Juliet the immortal line “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

It is true that Kathy Griffin also got fired for inappropriate language, but what she did was far worse—suggesting a grotesque murder of a duly elected president.

There is a double standard in the way public figures are treated, and not because some may have a double chin.

What Roseanne Barr did was far less offensive than what others have gotten away with, and if anything she should have gotten more leeway than others since her main claim to fame is as a comedienne, not an ethicist, and people who traditionally make fun of everything are generally deemed to be aiming for light laughs rather than mean-spirited insults.

Shooting Down Misleading Myth About Anti-Gun Rally Crowd Sizes

Mar 26, 2018 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Shooting Down Misleading Myth About Anti-Gun Rally Crowd Sizes
Comparing the crowd size of the anti-gun rally at Washington D.C. with the crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration is like comparing apples and oranges, or perhaps more apropos, bullets and blanks. It is even more outrageous than the misleading comparisons between the inaugurations of President Obama and Trump that I wrote about in the Canada Free Press, “Response to Claim That More Women Protested [at the women’s rally the day after President Trump’s inauguration] Than People Attended the Inauguration,” Jan. 23, 2017 (which includes a large section contrasting the Obama and Trump inauguration crowd sizes).

The inauguration of President Trump was on a weekday; the anti-gun rally was on a Saturday. Schools did not generally give students an opportunity to take off from school to attend the inauguration of President Trump; if anything, most schools are headed and staffed by people who opposed the results of the election that led to the inauguration.

Anti-Trump Hysteria Contributes to U.S. Losses at Olympics

Feb 25, 2018 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Anti-Trump Hysteria Contributes to U.S. Losses at Olympics
Some people have observed that President Obama’s Olympic teams won more medals than President Trump’s. They actually have it backwards. The blind misinformed hatred of Trump has proven to be a distraction, interfering with the ability of many members of the 2018 Olympic Team to concentrate properly.

Adam Rippon has become the darling of the press of the left, when he should really be ignored or condemned rather than lionized, for his Michelle Obama style comment. Rippon ripped into Vice President Trump by saying the views of both of them have nothing in common. It is true that they may differ on homosexuality, with Pence siding with the Biblical position, but surely nobody can doubt that the Vice-President is generally committed to democracy and patriotism, and the hundreds of laws and regulations they have spawned. Adam Rippon’s sin is far worse than the original Adam’s sin in that by Rippon’s saying he has no views in common with the Vice-President, he is not seeking knowledge but is repudiating all the principles of democracy and patriotism, from respect for the flag to respect for the office holders sworn to uphold what the flag stands for. Rippon was subjectively described as performing feats no other Olympian had performed, yet he only won a single medal, and a bronze one at that.

Words, Laws, and Attitudes Are To Be Feared More than Guns

Feb 19, 2018 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Words, Laws, and Attitudes Are To Be Feared More than Guns
There are many ways to commit mass murder, with explosives, fires, chemical weapons, biological weapons, hijackings, trucks, knives, and so on. But far more dangerous than guns and other physical weapons are words, laws, and attitudes.

It has become clear that many if not most mass murderers have given advance notice of their evil intentions, either directly or indirectly, and the guns that have caused the mass shootings generally would never have been cocked and shot had people who had advance warnings not been afraid to notify authorities in advance of their suspicions. People are more afraid of being accused of profiling than they are of being responsible for shootings. People are more afraid of being wrong than of being shot. People are more afraid of hurting the feelings of others than of preventing mass murderers who deprive innocent people of their feelings on a more permanent basis – their lives – as well as the feelings of all who knew them and loved them for the rest of their lives.

Another Democrat in the Senate Could Set the Stage For Nuclear Tragedies for Millions

Dec 8, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

 Another Democrat in the Senate Could Set the Stage For Nuclear Tragedies for Millions
When considering whom to support in the coming special election for the United States Senate, we must consider that a vote to empower the Democratic party on a federal and Congressional level (as opposed to local Democrats on a state legislature or a city council) is a vote in support of policies such as the Obama Iran deal now in effect, that circumvented the treaty requirements of the consent of 2/3 of the Senators present. The obviously unconstitutional Obama Iran deal propped up – and continues to prop up—a regime that is developing nuclear weapons with the continuing promise of “Death to America,” and “Death to Israel.” This is also the regime that is the world’s most significant state sponsor of terrorism throughout the rest of the world as well, with the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated and deadly conventional weapons.

Trump Must Focus More on What Media Covers Up about Charlottesville, Phoenix and Statues

Aug 24, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

President Trump must focus on educating the American people that many of the anti-statue and anti-police demonstrators came to Charlottesville armed with offensive weapons furnished by George Soros and other anti-Trump hypocrites.  How many people who listened to the media reports on the Phoenix speech last night about Charlottesville last week and the statues are aware that Trump pointed out that many of the anti-statue people came armed with clubs, to go with their helmets and black masks?  When the president commented that there was fault on both sides, he was referring to those people on both sides who came and come armed and braced for fights; he never equated Nazis with peaceful protestors.

Trump Transgender Ban for Military Actually RESTORES Policies of Liberals, Including Obama

Jul 28, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

The biggest failure of the Trump Administration continues to be its failure to present its own policies in perspective. 

President Trump is being pilloried in the press for his ban on transgenders in the military, just as all conservatives continue to be pilloried in the press for opposing same-sex marriage.

Trump should have and should rather present his ban NOT as a new draconian measure instituted by a raging rogue or lunatic but rather as RESTORING the ban that existed from time immemorial, under liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, through the first 7½ years of the Obama Administration, through June 30, 2016, including both years in which Obama and the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.

Jared Kushner Meeting with the Russians Provides the Strongest Proof Yet of a LACK of Collusion

Jul 19, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Most Trump haters do not really hate Donald Trump and his policies; what they hate and have hated are their mistaken perceptions of President Trump perpetuated by most of the members of the media, the distortions of his personality, the distortions of his policies, and now the distortions of the communications of Trump’s representatives with certain Russian individuals.
Even if President Trump’s representatives met with Russian individuals who claim not to have represented the government of Russia and even if Trump’s representatives met with Russian individuals who formerly had positions in the government of Russia and even if Donald Trump’s representatives were told to expect to hear information that would have presented Hillary Clinton in a negative light, none of this would mean these Russians actually represented the Russian government, nor would it mean the Trump representatives made any commitments to work in concert with the Russians or to collude with the Russian government in any way.

Anti-Democratic Body Slam May Save Democracy in USA

May 26, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Body slamming a reporter is a reprehensible anti-democratic act, even if in reaction to a reprehensible provocation, but it may save democracy in the United States if it finally motivates “liberals” to slam and eliminate – or at least cut back – early voting. There is a sense that the people who voted prior to Election Day in Montana made the difference in electing the candidate in Montana who body-slammed a reporter. As a result, enough people in America may finally be motivated to eliminate or cut back early voting, even if for the wrong reason.

Early voting – especially weeks in advance—is anti-democratic for a few reasons.

  1. It increases the chances of voter fraud;
  2. it increases the chances a person may vote more than once;
  3. it increases the chances a person may vote in more than one jurisdiction;
  4. it increases the chances a person may forge his/her name before voting;
  5. it furthers the chances of voter fraud in the absence of requiring voters to identify themselves before voting;
  6. it unlevels the “playing field”;
  7. it enables voters to vote on essentially two differently perceived candidates,
  8. it allows people to vote on a candidate before he or she changes his/her position on any number of issues; and, perhaps above all,
  9. it encourages people to vote on a person without having the most complete understanding of the candidate that is possible on Election Day.


Trump Fails to Focus on Best Defenses of Comey Firing

May 10, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

The only justified criticism of President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey is the president’s failure to focus on the strongest and most obvious defenses of the timing of the firing. Comey has been criticized by Democrats as well as by Republicans since he got involved in the Hillary email investigation, but the main criticism of President Trump focuses on the timing of the firing. The actual main explanation is that the FBI Director reports directly to the Associate Attorney General, and that position wasn’t filled in the Trump administration until just about a week ago, in large measure because the Democrats delayed the confirmation of the Attorney General who was obviously needed in order to appoint associates. The Associate Attorney General was immediately tasked to investigate the competence and appropriateness of the Director of the FBI, and in about a week this investigation was begun and completed.

Trump Showed Himself to Be More Responsible Than the Politicians on Both Sides of the Aisle

Mar 27, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

The simpletons who are gloating that the rejection of the Health Care Repeal and Replace legislation shows that Trump is no longer a master at the Art of the Deal seem to overlook one simple fact. Every deal with a chance of closing has to have two parties with open minds who WANT a deal. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton got things done because they had negotiating partners. The Democrats until the end refused to even consider a deal on the Trump-Ryan health care repeal and replace bill, which required the Republicans to come up with something close to unanimity in order to close the deal. It is easier to be unanimous against than in favor.

Trump’s Biggest Mistake Was Not the DATE of Swedish Terrorism, But UNDERSTATING ITS SCOPE

Feb 20, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Trump didn’t make bad mistake on Sweden - bad people made bad accusation

Remember the rule: People who don’t take Trump seriously take his every word literally; people who take Trump seriously don’t take his every word literally.

Obama Actually Committed More Religious Discrimination than Any That Trump Is Accused of

Jan 31, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Any intellectually honest people who care about immigration should be far more upset with President Obama’s immigration policies than President Trump’s

Syrian Christians constitute 10% of the Arabs in Syria, yet during the Obama administration, they constituted from .5% to 1% of the refugees permitted to escape into America from Syria. It is patently obvious that Christians face far greater persecution in Syria and other Arab countries than Muslims, so the statistic described above demonstrates clear discrimination against Christians by the Obama administration, based 100% on religion and 0% on counter-terrorism.  If anything, Christians are less likely than Muslims to be members of ISIS or Muslim fundamentalists or terrorists.

Response to Claim That More Women Protested Than People Attended Inauguration

Jan 23, 2017 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Once again, even most Trump supporters have failed to adequately defend him on almost every major issue, leaving it to me to do so once again (also see the series of my articles along the way, by checking the archives section by author first name, in Canada Free Press). There are two categories of responses to the claim that more women, maybe even double the number, attended the women’s protests, than people who attended the inauguration. The first category of responses deals with the claim itself, and the second category of responses deals with the analysis that should take place even if the claim is accurate.

Russian Hacker Excuse Backfires in FAVOR of Trump in More Than 2 Dozen Ways

Dec 19, 2016 — Ron A. Y. Rich


Those who argue that the Russian hackers gave Donald Trump an unfair advantage would do well to consider that the unfair advantage argument actually favors Trump over Clinton since

Trump Opposite of Hitler—More so than virtually anyone else

Nov 14, 2016 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Some otherwise intelligent and rational people continue to compare Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler even after the American people have elected Donald Trump to serve as their President.

Love him or hate him, we Americans will now have to learn to understand him.

When Trump was a candidate, many people claimed he does not represent “who we are,” but now that he is our president-elect, the focus should be on “who he is” and “who will he be” as president.

Trump’s Miraculous Election Victory: Against the Odds, the factions, the cards stacked against

Nov 12, 2016 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Whether or not you believe in God—or in Trump—and whether or not you believe that the recent U.S. Presidential election was good—or bad—every objective observer will have to concede that Donald Trump’s shocking victory had all of the features of the most miraculous event in the lifetime of every living human being on our planet.

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States over a corrupt, pro-socialist, pro-Obama-Iran deal, and therefore in effect pro-terrorist Hillary Clinton was counter-intuitive even to Trump’s supporters as well as to his detractors.

It was a true miracle in our time, to overcome so many forces of evil and hypocrisy.

Snopes, Politifact, & Other Fact Checkers are Liberal Mouthpieces

Nov 7, 2016 — Ron A. Y. Rich

The “fact checkers” claim that Trump lied and continues to lie significantly more than Hillary did and does. The flaws in their bogus “statistics” are that more of Hillary’s lies are intentional and significant, whereas more of Trump’s “lies” are actually exaggerations or witticisms taken out of context, and misrepresentations by the media and other Hillary supporters (not by Trump) when intentionally misquoting or distorting what Trump has actually said.

The most often cited fact checkers are not in fact objective, as, for example, Snopes and Politico.

Trump Analysis – Fact Check the Fact Checkers

Oct 24, 2016 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Donald Trump would win by a landslide if only honest fact checkers would prevail over the dishonest fact checkers, or, to be charitable, if only the honest fact checkers would prevail over the naïve and/or incompetent fact checkers. The miracle of Trump is to be competitive despite being openly opposed by, above all,

  1. Most members of the media,
  2. Most of the fact checkers selected by most members of the media,
  3. Most of the debate moderators, as well as, to a lesser extent,
  4. Trump’s actual opponent, and
  5. Members of the establishments in the Republican and Democratic parties.

Proposed Strategy for Trump Even If the Ironies Will Go Over People’s Heads

Oct 21, 2016 — Ron A. Y. Rich

Trump may have inadvertently hurt his cause by saying too much, from time to time, and not always in a politically incorrect way (deemed politically correct by most people),  but one 4-letter word he has hardly ever used is “even” followed by the 2-letter word “if.” If used properly, and in enough contexts, these two words, “even if,” have the potential to even the score or to catapult Trump over the top.

Denying that Trump improperly touched a number of women some years ago when a private citizen (unlike Bill Clinton who clearly did so when he was an attorney general and a president) is counterproductive since, even in the best case scenario, taking Trump at his word, he may not have improperly touched SOME of the women who made their claims, and possibly did touch some but forgot. What Trump must subtly – or overtly – clarify is that EVEN IF he may have improperly touched some or even all of the women, he generally treats women well; women generally get good jobs and good benefits at his companies, more of them get high-ranking jobs at his construction companies than other women at virtually all other construction companies, and these ACTIONS are more important to most women than the possibility that he may have improperly touched maybe one in a thousand young women he came across.