By Steven A Segal – January, 2016
In normal times I would say the U.S. could suffer through another mediocre republican presidency, and I site George H. W. and George W. Bushs’ republican presidencies as examples of poor to mediocre presidencies. In my opinion the United States has been so damaged internationally, militarily, and financially; and so destructively divided internally over the past 7 years that we desperately need an atypical leader at this point in time.
President Harry Truman was not well liked. The only reason he got reelected is because Thomas Dewey was so arrogant and self-centered he blew the election. Truman was feisty, opinionated, foul mouthed about congress and others who did not agree with him, and arrogant to the press. His well-known comment, “If it’s too hot in the kitchen for you, get the hell out”, would be up dated to present language to say, “If you haven’t got the balls to stand up to tough situations you are not the right son-of-a-bitch to do the job”. In my opinion Truman was exactly the right personality we needed at the time to immediately bring Japan to its knees, and to confront the pugnacious Joseph Stalin. He had the fortitude needed at the moment and he, quite frankly didn’t care about what people thought of his decisions if he thought it was right for the United States’ immediate interests.
I do not believe America can recover its place as the world power by electing a nice comfortable candidate who hesitates to sharply address the world’s rogue leaders as they push the limits of their aggressiveness. In years past we’ve been very polite and diplomatically patient with Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, Mussolini, Mayo, Kim Jong-Il the Saudis and numerous other scoundrel countries and leaders of evil intent. It has cost hundreds of millions of human lives and untold misery worldwide.
Do I think Donald Trump’s manner is praiseworthy? No, but I am not looking for a leader that makes me feel all warm and cuddly. I am rather looking for a leader that can say no to the special interests, who might be able to pull compromises together, who leaves no doubt in the minds of our enemies that to push us will result in their demise, who leaves no doubt in the minds of our friends that we have their back-sides against demagogues, and can gather real experts to advise. I am looking for a leader that does not have to depend on the established political machine for approval, who doesn’t have to capitulate to special interests of the moment and who isn’t concerned about having a sweet reading legacy. Is Trump that leader? I don’t know until he gets into office and spends a year tromping around in the roll. Will he upset me? Definitely! But I cannot think of a president who hasn’t upset me ever since I was old enough to understand what was going on.
At this time Donald Trump is the only candidate that iterates the deep problems facing America, and seems to be the only candidate willing to face those problems head on.
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Q. Is the Pro-Tracker® Legal in my State?
A. ‡ Indicates states where we believe based on our reading of the State regulations the use of the Pro-Tracker System are prohibited. In no way is this considered to be a legal opinion.
‡ Alaska: No
Arizona: Use at your own discretion (unlawful to use electronic night vision equipment, electronically enhanced light-gathering devices, thermal imaging devices or laser sights; except for devices such as laser range finders, scopes with self illuminating reticles, and fiber optic sights with self-illuminating sights or pins that do not project a visible light onto an animal. I is unlawful to use tracking devices to aid in the taking of wild game).
‡ Arkansas: No (It is unlawful to use electronic tracking devices to locate wildlife or computer assisted hunting equipment)
California: Use at own discretion (has several municipalities, most of which have their own additions or addendums in regards to legal hunting equipment)
Colorado: Use at own discretion (Colorado does have specific restrictions in regards to battery operated equipment on bows and arrows. Tracking devices, specifically, are not mentioned in the regulatory manual).
Georgia: Use at own discretion (it is unlawful to kill or cripple game without reasonable efforts to retrieve. Unlawful to use electronic communications equipment to aid in the pursuit of game).
‡ Idaho: No (cannot take big game with aid of radio telemetry)
Illinois: No (electronic devices, including but not limited to those that use radio telemetry, are not permitted)
Iowa: Use at your own discretion (it is unlawful to use dogs, domestic animals, bait, radios, handguns, rifles and crossbows , automobiles, aircraft, electronic calls or any mechanical conveyance or device to hunt deer. You cannot use a two-way mobile radio transmitter to communicate the location or direction of game or furbearing animals, or to coordinate the movement of other hunters).
‡ Kentucky: No
‡ Minnesota: Yes
‡ Montana: No (electronic or battery-powered devices attached to a hunting bow. – A bow sight or arrow which uses artificial light, luminous chemicals such as tritium, or electronics).
Nevada: No (it is unlawful to hunt any wildlife with an arrow that has any chemical, explosive, or electronic devices attached).
New Hampshire: Yes
New Jersey: Yes
New Mexico: Yes
‡ New York: Yes
‡ North Carolina: Yes
‡ North Dakota: Use at your own discretion (Telescopic sights, range finding devices, battery- powered or electronically lighted sights or other electronic devices attached to the bow, or the arrow, are not permitted (exception: lighted nocks and recording devices which do not aid in range finding, sighting or shooting the bow are permitted). Handheld range finding devices are legal).
‡ Oregon: No (electronic devices may not be attached to bow or arrow).
South Carolina: Yes
‡ South Dakota: Yes
‡ Washington: No (It is unlawful to have any electrical equipment or electric device(s), except for illuminated nocks, attached to the bow or arrow while hunting).
West Virginia: Yes
*Disclaimer: This research was obtained by the staff of Pro-Tracker and is not to be considered a legal representation as to law. When using the Pro-Tracker system the user must assume any responsibility as to the State regulations that they are in. This is only a guide.