Secretary Kelly ordered the director of ICE to immediately begin the process of hiring 10,000 to effectively enforce the immigration laws in the interior regions of the U.S., according to a DHS memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. In addition, Kelly authorized the agency to hire additional operational and mission support staff, along with legal staff.
Kelly said the memo implements the Executive Order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” issued by President Trump on January 25.
ICE agents and enforcement officers were used earlier this month to conduct a targeted roundup of criminal aliens in metropolitan areas across the country. Agents and officers arrested more than 600 criminal aliens in 11 states, Breitbart Texas reported. The operation spawned a rash of “fake news” reports, tweets, and other social media comments that sparked unnecessary fear among immigrants, not in the sights of the targeted operation.
“I believe ICE is out in public arresting people in order to retaliate against our community for standing up for our values against people like Abbott and Trump,” Austin City Councilman Casar posted on Facebook. “Trump and his allies will do everything they can to divide Americans, invoke fear in vulnerable neighborhoods, and demonize an entire community of people.”
“Of those [680 aliens] arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges,” Secretary Kelly wrote in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas.
ICE enforcement officers routinely execute targeted enforcement operations to remove violent criminal aliens from the country. The additional 10,000 agents and officers will allow the DHS to more efficiently carry out its mission of enforcing immigration laws in the interior of the country.
Some of the operations conducted in the past include (according to DHS statistics):
The memorandum from Secretary Kelly is effective immediately.
There’s been a great deal of controversy regarding who is going to pay for Trump’s border wall. The option that’s most popular is sending Mexico a bill. This would require the man Mark Steyn calls “President Piñata” to bring a big check to the groundbreaking ceremony or possibly pay on the installment plan — like rent–to–own furniture in an illegal’s crash pad.
Should the Mexican check not materialize or if it bounces like a jumping bean there are alternatives. Oklahoma has a remittance tax that puts a one percent fee on all wire transfers sent out–of–state. According to the Center for Immigration Studies a similar US tax would mainly fall on illegals and could bring in between one a two billion dollars a year.
More than enough to pay for the wall with some left over for environmental stalling studies.
Or there’s always the even more controversial tariff on imported Mexican goods.
Frankly, I don’t care who pays as long as the wall is built, but my wife did have an innovative idea to provide seed funding while details on the larger payments are worked out. It has the dual advantage of not requiring tax dollars and proving to the opposition media there is broad–based support for Trump’s wall.
She wants Trump to sell individual bricks or cinder blocks to Americans who want a part of the wall for themselves. The American public made it possible to tear down the Berlin Wall that kept Germans in; why not let them make it possible to build the border wall to keep illegals out?
This is an ideal solution for a capitalist entrepreneur like the president. Each commemorative block could contain a message from the donor. It could be something as simple as “Thank you President Trump” or pointed as “Why Isn’t Ted Kennedy Buried Under this Wall?”
Her original idea was more specific regarding sales. She thought victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens would be happy to buy a brick. I like this, too, although I would have a sliding price scale for each brick depending upon the crime involved. I think the two bricks I buy for friends killed by drunken illegals should get a discount, while the man who wants to immortalize “I was frightened by illegals in the 7/11 parking lot” should pay full freight.
The brick commemorating my daughter’s car that was totaled by an illegal would fit somewhere between the two extremes.
Trump could save on construction expenses by requiring all illegals in federal detention be put to work building the wall inspired by their law breaking. The symmetry certainly has its appeal. Currently there is no real penalty to being repeatedly caught violating our border, other than processing delays before Obama holdovers send you north.
A few months operating a shovel for free might serve as a real deterrent.
If the brick idea doesn’t appeal to the White House, how about taking the money Trump doesn’t send to Sanctuary Cities and spend that on the wall? The solution is a twofer: Financing and poetic justice.
Until recently I’ve been stumped trying to understand the motivation behind declaring one’s city a safe haven for lawbreakers. Why should the Mexican who steals privileges that don’t belong to him get a free pass and the citizen who steals a cellphone be arrested?
What possible benefit is it to law–abiding residents for elected officials to encourage the in–migration of a criminal underclass? Unless the underclass is all in the backyard, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with the rest of the family.
California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon introduced a bill to make the entire state of California a Sanctuary, because “half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [Trump’s] executive order.”
De Leon is more than willing to risk forfeiting millions of dollars in federal money if it means he won’t have to travel to Matamoros to enjoy grandma’s tamales.
It’s also De Leon’s belief that if Americans can donate half their insurance premiums to pay for Obamacare coverage for someone else, they should have no problem splitting their identity with a “hard working” illegal. After all De Leon contends identity theft is “…what you need to survive, to work in this country.”
Personally I wouldn’t want to dine in a restaurant that wouldn’t let you send back a bad entre and I wouldn’t want to live in a state that won’t send back a bad hombre.
De Leon and the rest of the illegal enablers participating in a conspiracy to obstruct federal law are not only importing members of their tribe at the expense of citizens, they also appear to be importing the corrupt Mexican politics the “refugees” are supposedly fleeing.
My book research for “Atlas Shouts” led me to investigate interrogation science as I researched how to spot a liar. Remember the TV Detective, Columbo? Columbo formed a key personality quirk around asking an interrogator-style leading question with as much “Gosh I’m stupid, but…” drama he could muster. The inquiry is textbook cross exam practice, aimed at exposing conflicts in the story. The acting was brilliant.
There are 11 tactics, listed in “Atlas Shouts”, of someone attempting to hide a conflict exposed by a question. In this case they are “prevaricating” – the generic term for lying.
If someone is accused of lying, the honest person will ONLY attempt to clear up the misconception of a lie. If the person is actually “hiding a lie”, well then they have a different concern on their mind: How do I defend my lie as virtuously as possible?The Press Just Asked A Liar’s Question
The press just asked a question only a liar would ask: “Should we take him seriously?”
Only a liar would ask that question.
An honest person would respond with: “I have not lied, tell me where you think I lied, so I can clear this misconception away.”The Liar’s Question
“There’s been a debate about when to take the president seriously,” CBS’ John Dickerson said in a “Face the Nation” interview with Priebus Saturday. “He recently tweeted that the press was the enemy of the American people. Should we take that seriously from him?”
“Well, I think you should take it seriously,” Priebus replied. “I think that the problem we’ve got is that we’re talking about bogus stories like the one in the New York Times, that we’ve had constant contact with Russian officials. The next day, the Wall Street Journal had a story that the intel community was not giving the president a full intelligence briefing. Both stories grossly inaccurate, overstated, overblown, and it’s total garbage. So we spend 48 hours on bogus stories. And the American people suffer. So I do think it’s a problem. And I think that the media needs to, in some cases — not every case, John — but in some cases really needs to get its act together.”
The next thing Trump MUST do is file charges and sue them for defamation or libel, as Dr. Steve Piecsenik suggests in his powerful video:
John D. Lofgren @ Junto Club: www.atlasShouts.com
Author of “Atlas Shouts” the #2 rated money book on Amazon:
Atlas Shouts, The Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPgka9SBJ4
When your rebuttal is, “You can go f**k yourself,” you know you’re in way over your head.
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Today, Friday, February 17th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the resignation of General Flynn, continuing to define the Democrat party, and major events of the week.
Hope you can tune in at: http://tunein.com/radio/American-Political-Radio-s273246/
Donald Trump reportedly started work in the Oval Office on Thursday morning and told his staff he wanted to hold a press conference that day.
And so he did. Boy, did he.
The event, ostensibly an announcement of the president’s new pick for labor secretary, was anything but routine. New nominee Alexander Acosta wasn’t even in attendance – and it probably wasn’t a bad thing that he missed out since he quickly became an afterthought to the 76-minute free-form scrum that ensued.
So much for White House message discipline. Instead, it was Trump being Trump. The off-the-cuff style got him elected president, of course, so perhaps it’s how he will reboot his four-week-old (!) presidency. Donald Trump was off the leash – just the way he seems to like it.
Here are some of the highlights.getty
“The leaks are absolutely real; the news is fake.”
Thursday’s press conference was Trump v the Media, round eleventy-billion.
Mr Trump said mainstream journalists were the voice of a “broken system” of special interests that he is challenging – which can only be catnip for his base and a way of insulating himself against the recent barrage of negative stories.
When pressed on the simmering scandal over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia and how the White House handled them, the president parried and then went after “dishonest” reporters who should be “ashamed” about inaccurate reporting based on illegal leaks (the president did not acknowledge the apparent contradiction in such a statement).
He blamed reporters for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal for not directly contacting him before running unflattering stories, as though they had his personal mobile number.
He even engaged in a bit of presidential concern-trolling, telling a CNN reporter his network would “do much better by being different”.
“I started off today by saying that it’s so important to the public to get an honest press,” Mr Trump continued. “The public doesn’t believe you people anymore. Now, maybe I had something to do with that. I don’t know. But they don’t believe you.”
Mr Trump seemed to be at his happiest in this back-and-forth with hostile reporters over whether or not the media are honest – and with good reason. While journalists care deeply about the reputation of their profession, the general public probably views it as so much navel-gazing.
Every minute debating the impartiality and truthfulness of the press is a battle fought on terrain friendly to the president.
Mr Trump has a habit of making statements that have, shall we say, a sometimes distant relationship with reality. He often couches the remarks in phrases like “I’ve heard”, “people are saying”, or “I guess”.
Such was the case when he turned once again – in the scripted portion of his press conference, no less – to the size of his Electoral College victory last November.
In a bit of a twist, however, a reporter from NBC, Peter Alexander, called him on it minutes later.
He said that Barack Obama and Bill Clinton posted bigger margins of victory. Mr Trump replied that he was referring to Republican presidents.
Alexander countered that George HW Bush had a bigger win, too.
“Why should Americans trust you when you accuse the information they’ve received as being fake, when you provide information that’s not accurate?” he asked.
Trump replied that it was information he “was given” and had “seen around”, before saying that it was still a “very substantial victory” – a claim much more difficult to disprove.
President Trump, like Candidate Trump, has seemed invulnerable to fact-checkers, perhaps in part because he’s moved on to a hundred different topics before the media watchdogs can catch up.
Thursday, for at least a brief moment, was different.Getty “I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done.”
The event on Thursday was billed as a press conference, but for the first half-hour it seemed more like an unpolished mid-day State of Union address. It was a chance for the president to talk over the gathered heads of the journalists in remarks broadcast on three of the four major US commercial networks and all the cable news outlets.
He spoke about the jobs he’s brought back to the US – anecdotal and small-bore though they may be. He spoke of “productive talks” he’s had with world leaders and the request he’s made for his military to come up with a plan to defeat the so-called Islamic state.
He cited executive actions withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and cutting back on government regulations. He boasted of task forces created, councils formed and agency co-ordination instructed.
And he touted his immigration efforts – a key piece of which is currently suspended pending court review.
“This last month has represented an unprecedented degree of action on behalf of the great citizens of our country,” Mr Trump asserted again. “And we have not even started the big work yet.”
That last part is definitely true. While the Trump administration has seemed to be in a flurry of activity, legislatively there has been relatively little accomplished. Within the first four weeks of his presidency, Mr Obama had signed into law a measure increasing protection for women’s wages in the workplace and a massive economic stimulus bill that included more than $800bn in new federal spending.
After four weeks, Mr Trump still has 98% of his presidency ahead of him. The start has been rocky, and less accomplished than he says, but the jury is still out.
“…the liberal left that speaks and desires for all of us to be tolerant does not want to be tolerant of anyone that disagrees with where they are coming from.” – South Carolina Senator Tim Scott
Finally, Senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as Attorney General in a vote of 52 to 47 and thanks of sorts must go to former Democratic Senator Harry Reid and his foolishly pushed for and gotten ‘nuclear option’…an option that rightfully backfired on the Democrats big time.
And while the delay in confirming this appointment shows the Democrats as the true obstructionists that they are no matter that they preach tolerance, unity, and peace…as long as it is on their terms that are….a special calling to the task must go out to black senators who chastised black Republican Senator Tim Scott for casting his vote in favor of Jeff Sessions. And to Senator Scott, I say “thank you” …thank you for putting your country first and not the color of your skin, which is exactly what the other black senators voting did.
Calling Senator Scott “a disgrace to your black race,” “a white man in black clothing,” a ‘house negro’,” “a big ‘Uncle Tom’ piece of fertilizer,” and even invoking the N-word against one of their own…those senators ‘supposedly’ elected to do the business of ‘We the People’ put on a shameful display that proves what many of us have known for some time now…that being that the majority of blacks in our halls of government are the epitome of racists… racists who do indeed cast their Congressional votes based solely upon the color of their skin…the first thing they think of in the morning and the last thing they think of before going to bed.
See Senator Tim Scott reading tweets aimed at him over his support of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/08/…
And this is what certain ‘others’ do as well…dangerous others…not in regards to their skin color but in regards to the rule of law that is the Constitution…the document they swore to protect and defend…the document they are now making a mockery of by their bending and twisting the law to push forward the liberal agenda…an agenda not so dissimilar to the agenda of black Congressional Democratic members.
And it’s three activist judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of whom I speak…Judge Richard R. Clifton, Judge William Canby, and Judge Michelle T. Friedland… activist judges who succeeded in sidetracking President Trump’s executive order that placed a temporary ban on those from seven Muslim terrorist supporting countries from entering our country. Activist judges stopping an order rightfully placed against those from the very countries that Obama himself named less than a year ago that they had no problem with then but do now simply because Donald Trump is president and not Hillary Clinton. Activist judges having a problem with an executive order they know well does NOT violate the Constitution’s Establishment Clause or any clause for that matter even as many on the left were using the Establishment Clause as their excuse for the now negated order and doing so even though precedent had already been set on all accounts for such an order being legal.
See my article Precedent Had Already Been Set for information on just that.
And whether the Establishment Clause has been deliberately and with malice misinterpreted is yet to be seen as the judges instead ruled that the ban negatively impacted those students from Muslim countries attending U.S. universities not their religion per se as their reason for doing what they unanimously did. But let’s take a look at the Establishment Clause…and do so to see just how wrong the activist judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals were in even moving their judgment forward for what they did was circumnavigate the clause by focusing instead on the age and reason for certain people being here at any given time.
Remember too, that no matter how loud the activist judges or the Democrats yell, scream, and whine that Trump wanted to ban all Muslim immigration into our country, in no way is that so for Trump’s order never mentioned the words ‘muslims’ or Islam.’ But that important fact has been ignored and so has the fact that even if the order did contain those words it would still be legal as once again precedent has already been set…meaning Trump’s order should have stood and the liberal activist judges are damned.
Article VI…the Establishment Clause…states that, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
Also remember, as per Constitutional scholars and Constitutional attorneys, our Founders, and Framers added the “no religious test” words to clarify the mandate of a solemn oath pledged before taking office and did not in any way imply that those elected must adherence to any particular religion or adhere to any religion at all. This is also the intention in the First Amendment’s prohibition on the establishment of a state religion.
And that means that no matter what the Democrats say…no matter the ‘no-go’ ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals…no matter that these judges legislated from the bench…the Constitution guarantees there be “no religious test for immigration.” But if truth be told truth itself dictates the telling that religion is indeed what this ruling is about…the condoning of the ‘so-called’ religion of those who demand we either subjugate ourselves into submission or we will be killed.
And that’s why these liberal activist judges ruled based upon a lame excuse and their own self-perceived but unproven case of hardship that might be caused to Muslim students attending U.S. universities… hardships supposedly in regards to their leaving and then freely re-entering the United States. Now ignoring the reality that in today’s world the followers of the political cult that is islam…muslims…are indeed a danger to our country and to our people if for no other reason than the simple fact is that almost all acts of terrorism to date both in our country and abroad have been committed not only by Muslims in the name of allah…but that most of those acts are perpetrated by Muslims of the very age group these judges ruled in favor of.
And these activist judges knew this but just did not care for at their core they are nothing but Democrats pushing forward the Democratic agenda initiated by America’s first (supposedly) black president that in today’s world simply does not work…an agenda called ‘inclusion’…inclusion including of the very folks out to kill us all.
And while a few on the left are starting to see just that, their voices were ignored by those on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals…voices including that of uber liberal lawyer and Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz who issued a statement before the ruling came down that said that while President Trump will lose the appeal on the nationwide ban, he will ultimately prevail before the Supreme Court because, and I quote, “I do not believe that this order constitutes a violation of the establishment clause of the Constitution…the fact that they picked seven Muslim states, those are the states that have high levels of terrorism…we’re talking about Islamic terrorism…when you focus on real victims or real perpetrators — and the impact is heavily on one particular religion, that doesn’t create a constitutional problem.”
No…Trump’s ban does not create a Constitutional crisis but the activist judges ruling does create a crisis of another sort…a crisis called invasion…an invasion the Obama administration started when during his first five years in office alone saw being issued over 680,000 green cards to those from Muslim countries…and it’s no wonder that what was once Dearborn is now known as Dearbornastan, and that Detroit and other once red, white, and blue American cities are what they are today…muslim enclaves helping to breed homegrown terrorists in the making…and now an influx of college-age Muslim students… mostly male college age students…will see to it just like they have seen to it in Europe.
And this ruling lies not only at the feet of the three liberal activist judges but also at the feet of the Democrats and their nonsense called ‘inclusion’ for there is a huge difference between inclusion and assimilation for once assimilation occurs amongst a group of people new to this country those people realize they do not need to live by the government’s teat…and there goes the Democrats voting block. And sadly this means to liberals that true assimilation must not happen but that the inclusion of ways not compatible with the fabric of our American society can. And it’s all courtesy of those still unable to accept the fact that their side not only lost but that ‘We the People’ are no longer buying what they’re selling… no longer buying it even as Democrats and liberal activists judges try to cram it down our collective throat.
And in this case it’s three liberal activist judges who acted solely upon theirs disagreeing with a decision made and an order given by a president they refuse to see as legitimate, coupled with their action now taken that poses a serious danger not only to our country but to the rule of law that is the Constitution.
How so…liberal activist judges whether they sit on the local bench, the state bench, the circuit bench, or even the Supreme Court, must not be or even appear to be partial and/or bias whether for or against any person or groups of people, nor must they sympathize with any cause. They must be impartial in their judgments based solely upon the letter of the law…based solely upon the Constitution…not on how they personally would like to interpret, mold, or socially engineer a ruling to their liking…as is the case with how they are interpreting and now upheld the block on President Trump’s temporarily banning order.
They cannot and must not adjudicate their version of what they believe is for the social good as that not only goes against the true rule of law but also negatively effects how our system of checks and balances works as laid out in the Constitution. But that is exactly what these three miscreant judges did.
“See you in court. The Security of our nation is at stake.” – President Trump on learning of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
So the bottom line is this…the uber liberal activist judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Trump’s temporary immigration ban, but the battle will go on for President Trump will rightfully not let this lie as he knows well the dangers Muslims pose to our nation’s security. And hopefully, in the end, the true rule of law will prevail because precedent is on Trump’s side plus soon the High Court will once again lean right. And the fact that is the most grievous of all…a fact that cannot and must not be ignored is that now thanks to the three activist judges we Americans are indeed less safe than we were just one day ago.
So thank you Judge Richard R. Clifton, Judge William Canby and Judge Michelle T. Friedland for showing us that not only have you with malice adjudicated a ruling that not only endangers the lives of ‘We the People,’ but that you have shown yourselves to be traitors to the very rule of law that you swore to serve and protect…the U.S. Constitution…and that is something that will not soon be forgotten.
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“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
And so the battle rages on between President Trump and the rule of law vs. liberal judges and justices who flagrantly violate the law that is our Constitution. And what a sad situation it truly is for even after having survived eight long traitorous years of a presidency where America’s allies became our enemies and America’s enemies became that president’s friends, and with us now finally having a president who truly wants to keep the homeland and ‘We the People’ safe, he is being forced to fight tooth-and-nail to do so.
And doing so President Trump is, but he is fighting an uphill battle against the very people that are supposed to follow the rule of law not interpret it in such a way as to push forward their own personal political agendas. And sadder still is that that scenario reaches all the way up to the Supreme Court…our nation’s highest court…yet a court also rife with some who not only let their personal beliefs guide their decisions but who fail to understand the law as written in the very document they swore to serve and protect
And know that the Constitution clearly defines the duties that belong to the states and those that belong on the federal level, yet today’s liberal courts willingly and knowingly choose to either ignore the very words their rulings should be based upon or to blur the distinction between state and federal duties in order to reach a decision that fits their political agenda and the Constitution be damned.
A huge difference indeed and critical to understanding just how wrong the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals got it when they upheld the lower court’s ruling to stop President Trump’s temporary travel ban from going into effect…a ban that affected citizens from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, and Syria from entering the U.S. for 90 days, halted the refugee program for 120 days and indefinitely barred the acceptance of Syrian refugees.
So what does the Constitution say regarding immigration into our country and how does it affect what President Trump wanted to impose in regards to his travel ban is the question. First, it must be understood that the right to freely travel is indeed an inherent natural right afforded American citizens falling under the banner of the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” but that right was not fully recognized as such until a 1969 Supreme Court ruling came down in the case of Shapiro v. Thompson, 394 U.S. 618 (1969). This was the case filed on behalf of a 19-year-old unwed mother of one who was pregnant with her second, who was (I believe rightfully) denied welfare benefits…the ‘gimme-gimmes’ were at it even back then…based upon the grounds that she had not lived “in-State” for a year before her welfare application was filed, a requirement under then Connecticut law.
So when the then left-leaning Supreme Court ruled in the plaintiff’s favor their decision established within U.S. law as fundamental the “right to travel” as a privilege of citizenship that was now to be understood as protected by Article IV…the Constitution’s Privileges and Immunities Clause. But, and this is critical, nowhere in the ruling did it say that the “right to travel” would be given to foreign nationals to freely travel into our country.
And herein lies the crux of the issue we now face for while the courts should protect ‘natural rights’ given to American citizens it cannot and should not interfere with said rights and give those same rights to non-citizens based upon misinterpretations…whether deliberate or not…of the law as written. In other words, they must be faithful to the original meaning of the Constitution, being that while Congress does indeed have the Constitutional authority to establish laws of naturalization and/or immigration they do not have the right nor Constitutional authority to create blanket legislation that allows non-citizens the rights of born or naturalized Americans.
And as such, thrown out should be any talk of blanket amnesty for illegals that Democrats so desperately want, and as for President Trump’s temporary travel ban where the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put the ‘so-called’ rights of Muslim college students above that of American citizens, that too should be thrown out.
So in regards to the right to freely travel as it relates to President Trump’s temporary travel ban as per what the law intended…foreign nationals whether immigrants, refugees, and most especially those out to kill us all, have no right to “freely travel” to come here nor do we as a country have a legal right to take them in for they are not citizens. Remember, the Constitution was written to be the laws for and to be the protection of American citizens alone and for liberal judges to adjudicate decisions in such a way as to blanket cover all the world’s people is just plain wrong for the law is as it is, and the law should not and must not be manipulated via reckless intent and interpretation by those wishing to bend it to fit their own personal or political ideologies or agendas.
And the Fourteenth Amendment is clear on this as it defines who are citizens and who are not as in “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States…” meaning the rights we citizens are afforded as per the Constitution does not allow for foreigners to be put above the rights of American citizens nor does it say we must welcome into our country that has intent on doing us harm.
Also, Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, empowers Congress, “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization,” and this combined with Congress’s shared power with the president to govern the foreign policy of the nation, does indeed give Congress and the president discretion on who enters this country, how long they can stay, under what specific conditions they can enter or stay, and by what process some of them can become citizens.
And all this translates into President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel to the U.S. of those from seven Muslim countries deemed a danger to America in that they harbor, train, operate from, or afford protection to those wishing to do us harm, was most assuredly Constitutionally sound and that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in their decision handed down did indeed not only go against the set perimeters of Constitutional law in regards to the separation of powers, but also adjudicated their vision of how to conduct foreign affairs instead of letting the president do what he needed to do as Commander-in-Chief in regards to protecting these United States.
And in their ruling in favor of what the liberals love to call ‘social justice, much needed’ these justices went against the Constitutional law for the Constitution does not…I repeat does not…delegate to the federal government the power to make decisions regarding immigration, it only gives the federal government the power over naturalization, as in giving Congress the power to restrict “migrants” eligibility for citizenship. This means that with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals being a federal court…thus being part of the federal government…they did indeed overstep their bounds when refusing to lift the restraining order as per a lower court’s ruling that stopped Trump’s temporary travel ban from being implemented much-needed precedent for its implementation had already been set.
To see those cases of precedent please refer to my article ‘Precedent Had Already Been Set.’
In addition is the fact that the Constitution itself gives the president the right to issue such an order. And while executive orders do not require Congressional approval, they do, according to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, have the same legal weight as if they were passed by Congress even though they are not actual legislation.
So where do we go from here now that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has taken it upon themselves to interpret the law as per their whims and not as laid down in the Constitution? Where do we go as said court claimed Trump’s executive order as written violated the Establishment Clause because it was discriminatory towards a certain group of people (Muslims) and singled out a certain religion (Islam)…which it did not as can be seen in my article ‘Tim Scott, Activist Judges, and an Unconstitutional and Traitorous Ruling’….an order that I personally believe was not tough enough and for the obvious reason that Muslims put sharia law above our rule of law which is the Constitution, something these judges either failed to take into account or simply chose not to take into account.
Where do we go…we go to President Trump himself to turn this wrong right and who issued the following statement upon hearing the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling, “We’ll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country…you’ll be seeing that sometime next week,” letting everyone know that he will not be giving into a ruling that truly does put our nation’s security in jeopardy.
And while Trump could have an 11-judge Circuit Court panel review the decision to see if his order as it stands should be heard by the entire 9th Circuit Court of Appeals know two things…first, even if he does this it does NOT mean this is the final outcome only that it could be reviewed and second, know Trump does have tricks up his sleeve including that he could use The Refugee Act of 1980 to ‘manipulate’ refugee numbers down…as in set the ceiling lower on the annual numbers let in and from which countries specifically…as is his right to do. But being the smart man that he is, President Trump knows he cannot risk taking this to the Supreme Court as the court is now evenly split along ideological lines and if their vote also splits along those lines the 9th Circuit’s ruling would stand…meaning the delusional left wins and ‘We the People’ lose yet again.
So President Trump’s most likely options include either a reworking of the order’s language in such a way that is more likely to pass legal scrutiny…such as clarifying that the order does not apply to legal permanent residents and other certain visa holders…both key points of contention in his order as it now stands. Or he could actually shelve that order and write a brand new executive order that will actually toughen the ban by zeroing in on more specifics thus tightening our security even more, and if written correctly there will be nothing the courts, the Democrats, or his naysayers on the left can do for like they found out with the ‘nuclear option’ they will find that sometimes things should have been left as was and not as they want or wish it to be.
And with a man as calculatingly clever as Donald Trump is maybe this was his plan all along…root them out…find out both their weakness and their wants…and then go in for the figurative political ‘kill’ so to speak.
Something to think about now isn’t it…just saying.
Please watch this video. https://youtu.be/8zt4anqnJoc. It is the “official” version of what happened the night Nichole Brown and Ron Goldman were killed. It ties together very nicely, and it’s easy to place OJ Simpson there at the event. We all know the story of the famous glove. Premier racist, Mark Fuhrman takes the glove to OJ’s house and strategically places it where it can be found, and the rest is history. Let’s talk about that. Now, one glove is left at the murder scene, and one allegedly transported to OJ’s place. So we are led to believe that the detective picked up one glove in order to effect the frame up. In order to make this work you must assume the killer removed both gloves, leaving both on the ground. The detective takes one, and leaves one. The only alternative is that the killer really DID leave one glove and stupidly discarded the other when he got home.
When OJ flew back from Chicago he had a cut on his hand. The prosecution contended that this cut happened during the murders, while OJ said it happened in Chicago. Now let’s look at this. OJ answers the phone with a cocktail in his hand. He is informed that his ex-wife has been killed. He slams the glass down in the sink, where blood WAS found by the way, and cuts his finger. He says that he really can’t remember how he cut the finger. He’d be lucky if he could remember the rest of the night after a call like that. Lucky he was coherent enough to make flight arrangements. When he arrived in LA the cut was still fresh. Still, there were the glove(s).
We all remember the famous glove fashion show for the jury. For whatEVER reason The Juice couldn’t put them all the way on. Well, I have an idea about that. I had a similar pair of gloves that came with my Mercedes. They ended up in the trunk of the car for a season and when I found them I simply could not get them on. I used saddle soap and limbered them up. These were not garden gloves folks, they were skin tight fashion gloves! So there is OJ displaying the ill fit for the court. Back to the scene of the crime.
Allegedly OJ hits Goldman, pops Nichole long side her head about the same time, then guts Goldman, turns and cuts Nichole’s throat and suddenly discovers he’s lost the hat. So, everybody’s dead, dog’s a barking, he removes one glove and goes feeling around in the dark, losing the glove, and never retrieving the hat. Now make a note. The people are dead, knife work’s done. Anyway, he goes home, loses the other glove in the yard, yeah this professional football player doesn’t seem to have the coordination to keep a sport glove on his hand, drops it in the yard and sprints off for a shower.
There is one damning clue in the display of the gloves by OJ to the jury. Forget the fit, just understand that he was stretching those gloves in a display of great effort, either real or contrived. Now, if we remember that according to the prosecutions own experts, OJ had both glove ON during the actual stabbing. Where’s the cut? If he cut his own finger during the fight, where is the corresponding cut on the glove? It is not possible to cut your finger without cutting through the glove. “If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit?” No, if there ain’t no rip your case is flipped!
Today, Tuesday, February 14th from 7to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the Constitution’s upholding of Trump’s travel ban, defining the Democrat party, and numbers maybe even Democrats can understand. Hope you can tune in at: http://tunein.com/radio/American-Political-Radio-s273246/
And his claim is backed by FBI evidence presented at a terrorism funding trial in which the group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was named by the Justice Department an unindicted co-conspirator.Josh Mandel
Further, an undercover investigation that obtained original documents and recorded conversations of CAIR leaders provided solid evidence the Washington, D.C.-based group is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian branch, Hamas.
The congressional candidate, Josh Mandel, who is Ohio treasurer, sent a Twitter message Wednesday declaring CAIR “is Hamas” and posted an article about the Palestinian faction that controls the Gaza Strip, reported the website Terror-Alert.com, which describes itself as an informational project of New York-based WorldAlert LLC.
The caption read: “If Council on American Islamic Relations is for it, it is probably bad for America. What a horrible organization.”
A day later, he said on Twitter that CAIR also had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Terror-alert.com stated that while “many have accused CAIR of being a front for such disparate groups as Hezbollah and Hamas – armed groups in the Middle East with vastly different ideologies – no firm proof has ever been produced to support these claims.”
But CAIR has been unable to refute evidence in court.
For example, when CAIR filed a lawsuit in 2009 against an undercover investigative team that published evidence of CAIR’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Islamic jihad, the group alleged its reputation was harmed, and it sought damages in court.
But a federal court in Washington determined CAIR failed to present a single fact showing it had been harmed, and the organization gave up that specific claim against former federal investigator Dave Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, whose findings were published in a WND Books expose, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” which will be released in a paperback edition in a little more than a week.
The Muslim Arab Gulf state United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR as a terrorist organization along with groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida.
In 2008, the FBI cut off official contact with CAIR, citing evidence from the Holy Land Foundation trial in Texas that documented the connections between CAIR and Hamas.Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR (VOA Photo/M. Elshinnawi)
CAIR’s parent organization, according to FBI wiretap evidence from the Holy Land Foundation case, was founded at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia that included CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. The organization, according to the evidence, was born out of a need to give a “media twinkle” to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law in the U.S.
Yet, the executive director of CAIR’s Ohio office, Julia Shearson, told Al Jazeera her organization has spent years dispelling “rumors” about its ties to foreign groups.
She said the Senate candidate, Mandel, “wants to have a higher office than he has now, and he’s going to use the ladder of Muslim hate to get there.”
“Unfortunately, it is a popular tool these days.”CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad speaks at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2017. From the left are CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper and Rabbi Joseph Berman. From the right are Steven Martin, communications director for the National Council of Churches and Rabiah Ahmed of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
While CAIR has complained of the unindicted co-conspirator designation, as WND reported in 2010 a federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence,” affirming the Muslim group has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”
In the case against the WND Books authors, the U.S. District Court in Washington observed in May 2014 that CAIR had been “frustratingly unclear as to the injuries at issue for each of the claims.” The court found CAIR speaks “in broad generalizations, asserting injuries and damages and proximate cause across multiple counts and multiple Plaintiffs.”
In addition, CAIR leaders have made statements affirming the aim of establishing Islamic rule in the United States.
The Islamic organization long had accused WND and others of “smearing” the Muslim group by citing a newspaper account of CAIR founder Omar Ahmad telling Muslims in Northern California in 1998 that they were in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country.
But WND caught CAIR falsely claiming that it had contacted the paper and had “sought a retraction,” insisting Ahmad never made the statement.
In a telephone conversation with WND in 2003, CAIR’s communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, insisted someone from CAIR’s California affiliate made the contact with the paper.
When confronted with the fact that the newspaper’s editors had told WND that CAIR had not contacted them and that the reporter stood by the story, Hooper abruptly ended the call, saying: “If you are going to use distortions, I can’t stop you; it’s a free country. Have a nice day.”CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper
Minutes later, however, Hooper called back and said he wanted to change his statement to say, “We will seek a retraction, and we have spoken to the reporter about it in the past.”
But three years later, the issue arose again, and WND found CAIR still had not contacted the paper.
Hooper, himself, also has expressed a desire to overturn the U.S. system of government in favor of an Islamic state.
“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” Hooper said in a 1993 interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”
Who is burning, who is burning…Effigy!
“Then you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone because times they are a changing.” There are no truer words in the English language. The landscape of communication changes with each generation, indeed, these days, within each decade, or sooner. The old adage that today’s news is tomorrow’s fish paper has been put on steroids. Today’s iPad is tomorrow’s recycled plastic, and everything in it. One thing never changes, the future belongs to the swift.
FM radio was the rage of the age. MADE pop stars overnight. MTV blew FM out of the water. Then YouTube sent MTV packing. Is there a video anywhere on MTV anymore? Is there EVEN an MTV anymore? Now the advent of the live feed is taking the market by storm. While the dead or dying main stream media grinds out its fake news, Alex Jones, Dennis Michael Lynch, and many others generate the real news from their iPhones. The approaches are all different, but the results are the same. People will tune into THEM before they’ll watch the cackle babble heads in the ultra slick plastic boxes of MSNBC, or Fox News. Jones, with his “Walter Cronkite” studio approach, or Lynch, who’s feeds are reminiscent of YouTube legend Renetto, walking along a garden path with his camera in his hand.
The live feeds as yet, haven’t been corrupted by advertising, or profit sharing. There are rising stars, and a few flops. The style is being developed. What works, and what fails is just beginning to be understood. As the art form takes position the owners of the networks are scrambling to understand what they simply cannot. They are like dinosaurs standing by a BetaMax while the world has already moved on to DVDs and beyond.
Some standard rules remain. On one end you have short, direct shows that drill down like Emily Longworth, who comes at us with a short message salted with a little sailor talk, all the way to Scott Binsack who rambles for hours like a deranged Oral Roberts, promising salvation if you’ll only by a T-Shirt. Only problem is that this is the fifteen minute generation that absorbs terabytes of information over a burger, and has a BS barometer set to zero! Elimly ten, Binsack zero! Ring the bell, school’s in!
This is the reality of mass media. This is the business we’ve chosen. No one asked anyone to pull off the freeway in Nashville and join the music business, and no one asked anyone to jump into the firestorm of mass media. Simple fact is the kids will flock to Longworth, they’ll make short work of old school hacks like Binsack, as he burns in effigy, and he’ll get all upset just like Bill Haley did when he discovered that a guy from Memphis was the real king or rock and roll. Evolution always moves on. Unless I miss my guess, somewhere in New Mexico there are a couple of kids, living on beer and hot dogs, sitting in a garage, quietly carving the epitaph of Facebook’s tombstone while the baby in the playpen beside them is waiting to carve THEIRS!
Once again the vote was split along party lines with 52 Republican voting to confirm and 47 Democrats voting against confirmation. The entire week has been a long hard slog for the Senate as the Democrat minority continues to oppose every single cabinet nominee with seemingly unfettered fury.
“The Senate stayed in session for 57 straight hours from Monday to Wednesday as Democrats spoke through the night in opposition to the confirmations of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Democrats also oppose Price, they adjourned Wednesday night because of fatigue of lawmakers, staff and the non-political employees who staff the Senate floor.”
Price will have the unenviable task of dismantling Obamacare even as the Democrat Party plans to fight, tooth and nail, to save the disastrous Healthcare law.
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 10, 2017
Price is a 3rd-generation doctor who has made healthcare and healthcare policy his life’s work, he is eminently qualified for this position and his experience is second to none. Along with that experience, he knows that Obamacare is a disaster and that it has hurt our nation’s quality of healthcare, he has offered solution after solution to the problem but Democrats have always refused to listen. Now, he’ll be in a position to make them listen. HHS (and our nation) is in good hands with Dr. Tom Price.
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I first saw the Alamo in 1968. I was part of the Killeen High School Jr/Sr choir scheduled to sing at the HemisFair 68 in San Antonio. They put us up in these little tee-pee huts about fifteen miles out from the center or town, but the bus driver circled through downtown San Antonio to give us a close look at the Tower of the America’s, and, of course, winding our way back to Interstate 35 meant we had to go past the Alamo. It was night. The old chapel, the only original part left, save part of the Long Barracks, was lit up with a reddish-orange light, giving the building a surreal image to all of us high school kids in the bus. Being a choir, the girls began to sing a hymn. This was back in the day before God was expelled from school. Then they sang “Five Hundred Miles Away From Home.”
The Alamo was my first “famous” building. The next day was filled with activities at the fair, and, of course, we had to sing, but when all that was done I found my way down Commerce Street, and up the back of the Alamo. In those days you could walk right in. The caretakers were a bunch of little old ladies, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Once inside you could just look around at anything you wanted. I don’t think there was air conditioning there back then. The inside smelled like Tabasco. I remember the stone being solid, but worn. I wasn’t Catholic so I didn’t know the significance of the various rooms, or the layout of the main area. From there I went to the little museum just across the courtyard. The old ladies had filled it with personal items from Mexican bayonets to wedding gowns from the nineteenth century. It was quite boring to me at that age.
In front of the main building there was this huge monument that was like a cross between a grave stone and the Washington Monument. There were the lists of the names of all the defenders of the mission who could be identified, and an image of them kneeling in a fire so we all assumed that’s where Santa Anna burned the bodies. I learned much later that it was nearer to the La Quinta Hotel behind the chapel, beside what is now the River Walk.
In Texas back then it was required that you take Texas History. Until that all I knew about the battle that occurred in 1836 came from the John Wayne movie. I remember when I took the class in school I was rather let down when I saw the real Davy Crockett, who looked a little like my civics teacher. Even though I took the class, I really didn’t understand what really happened during the battle. Actually, it’s taken the better part of one hundred and eighty years to untangle what really DID happen during those thirteen days.
There are two viewpoints of the battle. There is what I call the “John Wayne” view i.e. big, brave white men with one old black guy huddled up in an old church while the Mexicans spilled over the walls like monkeys, and there are now diaries and letters from the Mexican side that demonstrates a well organized assault, planned out over about two weeks, designed to wear down the defenders and reduce the position. There are legends coming out of the battle, and Texans hold fast to them, but the truth can be far more interesting.
It is now commonly agreed upon that Travis, the commander of the fort, never drew a line in the sand. From his own communications he demonstrated a resolve to hold the position in the vain hope that Texans would rally to the cause and bring reinforcements to stay the Mexican army. This was folly. If there had been five times their number inside, Santa Anna would have just had to starve and bombard them that longer before the final assault. The assault was completely different from the John Wayne movie. Lining up your troops, in broad daylight, announcing a charge, and running into a brick wall would be the actions of a blithering idiot! The actual attack began about four thirty in the morning, ending just before sunrise. Santa Anna ceased the cannon fire early that night, allowing the defenders of the Alamo to rest for the first time in almost two weeks. After they were all tucked in, his troops just walked up to the mission. One Mexican soldier got caught up in the moment, and shouted, “Viva Santa Anna” as they reached the wall, which, of course, aroused the defenders and the fight began.
In our history class we were told that Travis fought bravely, and upon being shot, broke his sword, throwing it at the approaching troops, and killed a Mexican as he fell. It is more likely he peered over the wall and was shot it the face in the early part of the battle. Bowie really did die in his sick bed, and depending upon the condition of his health you can speculate at how much damage he did in those final moments. Then there’s Daaaaaavy Crockett. King of the wild frontier. The Fess Parker Davy died on the wall clubbing Mexicans with his musket. Of course, John Wayne stumbled, with a lance sticking in his chest, into the chapel, setting off the powder magazine, blowing the side out of the building. In classic John Wayne fashion after he got stuck, he broke the pole off, leaving only the end still in his chest, made a half hearted swing at a Mexican soldier who promptly fell dead at his feet, and entered the church. Mexicans were incredibly easy to kill in those days. In reality we have the Peña diary that claims Crockett, and several others were captured, and executed after the battle. Mrs Dickerson said she saw his body near the front of the chapel as she left, which would put him near the wooden barrier he was defending, but we do not know if he fell in battle, or if that was his point of execution.
The victory of the battle was the fact that what occurred there so completely irritated the Texans, that they eventually pulled themselves together and figured a way to make Santa Anna hold HIS position later at San Jacinto. As cries of, “Remember the Alamo” raced toward them, the Mexican soldiers pleaded in the only English they knew, “Me no Alamo!” It didn’t do them any good. In eighteen minutes that portion of Santa Anna’s army was routed, and the Republic of Texas was born beneath an oak tree. The mystique of the Alamo remains. In spite of all the history, and new information, every time I go there, I always go the the courtyard where Travis drew that legendary line in the sand. Hey! The line in the sand was cool.
For the last several years I have watched in utter disgust as a steady stream of liberal groups have acted out violently in cities across our nation. Whether it was the Occupy Movement, Black Lives Matter or most recently the anti-Trump “protesters,” there is a common thread to all these anarchist-type leftists. While some of their grievances may have merit, what might begin as organized protests soon turns to threats, rioting, vandalizing, destruction and assaults. Common to many of these violent events are clashes with police, tear gas, arrests, and injuries. Sadly, some of these criminal leftists have even killed those we entrust our safety to — our men and women in blue.
The media is quick to cover for these radical extremists, often comparing them to protests by the tea party movement on the right, as if there is some moral equivalence. But this comparison could not be more distorted, and intentionally fraudulent, by a media that is hell-bent on uplifting the radical leftist groups and marginalizing and misrepresenting peaceful conservative protests.
I founded the Chattanooga Tea Party in early 2009 and was present at the inception of the modern tea party movement. I’ve been engaged in this worthy and impactful conservative movement every step of the way. Our group in Chattanooga, just one of thousands across our nation, began as a protest rally on April 15, 2009. with patriotic songs, prayers, inspiring speakers, and more than 2,500 local citizens. The family friendly protest was peaceful and consisted of mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, professionals, blue-collar, white, black, hispanic, elected officials, clergy and more. As was the case in all of our rallies, we consistently left the locations we rented as clean or cleaner than when we arrived. And not once did we have any clashes with authorities.
In the fall of that same year, more than a million tea party members and conservative groups traveled to Washington DC, to protest the policies of our government. The protest was peaceful, patriotic, respectful and there was not one violent clash with authorities or citizens. In 2013, I had the opportunity to speak at the Audit the IRS Rally on the grounds of our Capitol in Washington, DC. Many tens of thousands of tea party patriots attended and again there were no clashes, violence or destruction.
Most of us who led in the founding of the tea party movement had never participated in a grassroots political effort, particularly one that was focused on expressing the frustration and anger that had been simmering for many years. But while tea party members had little experience in leading protests, there was a common thread of love of country, respect for the law and regard for our fellow citizens, even when we disagreed. Furthermore, our strategy was to use the power of citizen lobbying, persuasion and ultimately the ballot box to effect change; not intimidation, violence, and rioting.
To be clear, the tea party is not a perfect movement. We have had our share of struggles and some of our members have not represented us well. But those are the rare exceptions. And even in those instances, they do not include rioting, violence or worse.
But not so with many of our fellow citizens on the left side of the aisle. The record is one of consistent and regular rioting and violence over the last several years. Here are just a few examples of their detestable criminal activity, but there are literally dozens and dozens:
Black Lives Matter
While certainly there are millions of Democrats and liberals who would never protest by picking up stones, bottles or even guns to vent their anger, the truth is there are millions who would and tens of thousands who have. There is a quote that states, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak.”
There’s a deafening silence from many Democrats/liberals as the behavior of many in their party can only be characterized as criminal. Most agree that our nation is deeply divided. But there is no doubt that the continued silence of the Left when its own engage in violent acts will only worsen the deep divide. So I call on my fellow Americans who may not identify with a conservative ideology, or even the unorthodox style of our new president, to reject the path of violence and anarchy. Protest if you feel the need, but do so in a peaceful and respectful manner. Convince your fellow Americans of the soundness of your views and values via your ideological arguments, not your violent acts. Only then can we hope “to form a more perfect union.”
Source: Mark West @ Awake to Freedom
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The American Revolution changed the world. Our Declaration of Independence proclaims self-evident truths. That all men are created equal, they’re endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These words shook a world held in the vise-grip of hereditary privilege inspiring people around the globe. Our Constitution established a representative federal republic with a limited government of the people, by the people and for the people.
Over the space of 241 years, we have watched as our constitutionally limited government grew until it’s a leviathan running amok like Godzilla in Tokyo smashing things and scaring boy scouts. Today the Federal government is the largest employer in America, states are the largest employers in the states and counties are among the largest employers in the counties get the picture? Government is on a rampage and unless Mothra is going to fly in to save the day we have to deal with Frankenstein-on-the-Potomac ourselves.
Such brazen power-plays as when the Executive Branch under our now departed and not lamented leader BHO issued the Legislature an ultimatum, either pass Cap-N-Trade or we’ll impose it administratively through command-and-control made the dramatic changes in our political culture shockingly apparent. Has our balance of powers melted away under the glare of executive orders, signing statements and ultimatums? Some people say this is evolution. To others it’s devolution. Our hard-won and dearly-paid-for Republic has been devolving into a command-and-control all-encompassing central-state.
With political dynasties bequeathing congressional seats like hereditary fiefdoms it’s becoming hard to explain why we left the British Empire.
We have not only had taxation without representation as congressional party-line voters ignore their constituents we have also had representation without taxation as the perpetually re-elected Lords and Ladies represent the illegal immigrants and the professional welfare hammock-riders.
These big government social planners believed they had achieved their community organizing goals fulfilling a paraphrase of Lincoln’s famous quote, “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.” They believed the activist BHO administration would fundamentally change America beyond the ability of We the People to even have a chance of righting the Ship of State.
However, if these would be commissars from the faculty lounge would have bothered to step 20 miles outside the Beltway obviously there was a counter-revolution brewing. The Tea Party was overtaking the Republican Party in popularity. It had already supplanted them at the grassroots of the conservative movement. By 2010 an avalanche of voters thronged the polling places demanding their country back. With a RINO like Romney heading the ticket in 2012, millions stayed home. However, in 2014 they resurged and once again gave BHO and his Progressives the shellacking they deserved.
Following the tactics of Saul Alinsky brought the Obama-ACORN-SEIU coalition control of the Democratic Party and the country but following the Cloward/Piven Strategy for overwhelming the system to impose an alternative system has to lead to a complete repudiation of this radical departure from traditional American politics and economics. We aren’t Venezuela. Even after decades of legislative efforts to progressively create a permanent underclass of government dependents who would follow their leaders to the next looting of productive members of society the majority in this country still want freedom and opportunity not cradle-to-grave mediocrity.
We the People have staged a counter-revolution against this growing tyranny. Was it a violent revolution? Did we stage mass demonstrations, attack opponents, or try to silence debate? No, it was a peaceful, lawful revolution at the ballot box.
Remember the illegal and unprecedented assaults upon America that we endured from BHO and his regime. The imperial president used the EPA to impose the onerous restrictions of Cap-N-Trade after Congress rejected them stunting and strangling the economy with regulations. He used the Department of Homeland Security to change the enforcement of immigration policy and cook the books without any messy public debate by the representatives of the people.
Ruling by decree, “I have a pen and I have a phone,” is hardly compatible with constitutionally-limited government. We were told the administration had solutions. They shoved their prescription to heal the greatest health care system in the world with the big lie, “If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Period.” Like a pig-in-a-poke their San Francisco leader told us, “We have to pass the plan to find out what’s in the plan.” They claimed to have a solution to save or create jobs while we lost jobs every month or created low paying part time jobs at best, a draconian solution for the man-made global warming hoax, a solution for endless wars for elusive peace. They said they had a solution for everything. It reminded me of the drug dealer saying, “If you’ve got a problem take a pill.”
They said they wanted a contribution. Back in the good old change we could believe in days the dialogue of class warfare repeated that no one making under 250,000, or was it 150,000, or was it …anyway only the evil rich would have to pay a dime of new taxes. Many working people found out we were rich after BHO’s first April 15th stand and deliver day.
Everyone has known since at least that tax-cutting wild man JFK that cutting taxes increases revenue to the government and raising them lowers revenue. Since the government knows raising taxes lowers revenue and since they said they were raising taxes to increase revenue what were they trying to do? Complicated tax codes are used as a way to incentivize and de-incentivize behavior.
If you want more widgets give tax breaks for buying widgets. If you want less widgets tax widgets. Using that for a guide notice what was being pushed and what’s being pulled? Under BHO we saw taxes on producers and tax breaks for non-producers, tax cuts for people who don’t pay taxes and tax increases for those who do. Taking the money of producers to bailout the greedy, reward the cronies and support the lazy.
Executive orders and signing statements have been used in Republican and Democrat administrations for years to change the Constitution without changing the Constitution. In BHO’s USSA sweeping new powers by regulators threatened to make Congress irrelevant as an all-powerful Executive Branch grew like a malignant tumor.
We the People didn’t lose heart. We didn’t despair. In faith we knew it was going to be all right?
I remember how many of these articles I end during those dark days of the BHO regime with, “Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall Overcome.”
Today as the defeated and rejected Progressives stage rallies, protests and riots I urge the same counsel. The last thing we need in this crowded theater full of combustible emotions is either a match or someone shouting fire. The snowflakes and those who manipulate them combined with the fellow travelers and the useful idiots are like a bully pushing someone hoping to elicit a response. They appear to be hoping to spark a civil war.
I believe prayer got us here. And though the prearranged, prepaid, and predictable demonstrations and riots are meant to provoke us to respond don’t let them worry you.
Why worry when you can pray?
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected] Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens
The only known, living terrorist connected to the May 2015 attack at the Muhammad Art contest in Texas, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Prosecutors had been asking for a life sentence. Kareem, whose given name is Decarus Thomas, is a former Baptist who converted to Islam.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, Kareem was found guilty by a federal jury in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2016. The jury took less than three days to render a verdict for helping to plan the attack. He and the terrorists who traveled to Garland attended the same mosque in Phoenix. Prosecutors charged that Kareem provided the firearms to the two Islamic terrorists and that he trained and housed them. He took them to the desert to practice marksmanship.
United States District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton presided over the case. Kareem told the judge he “had nothing to do with this crime,” reported the BBC. The prosecutor was reported to say that the converted Muslim played a very active role in helping to plan mass murder.
The indictment alleged that “the three men became interested in violent jihad and the foreign terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).” It also stated, “The three men watched and read ISIL-related videos and other materials relating to ISIL and violent jihad and expressed their support for the terrorist organization.”
“On or about 2014” the three “began conspiring to support ISIL.”
Kareem was indicted in December 2015 on five counts: (1) Conspiracy; (2) Interstate Transportation of Firearms with Intent to Commit a Felony; (3) Making False Statements; (4) Felon in Possession of Firearm; and (5) Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Prosecutor Joseph Koehler accused Kareem, telling the jury, “He was a motivator. He was a bankroller. He was a trainer and an intended participant.” The two men had a photo of an ISIS flag that they brought to Texas.
The two Islamic terrorists who traveled to Texas, Kareem’s co-conspirators, were shot and killed within 15 seconds after they reached the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, as reported by Breitbart Texas. The terrorists arrived at the gun-free zone armed with Kel-Tec Sub-2000s and grenades. The Curtis Culwell Center is part of the Garland Independent School District.
Breitbart Texas reported that the officer who fought off the two Islamic terrorists received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor from President Obama in May. The terrorists were firing Kel-Tec Sub-2000s and wearing body armor. The officer who killed them, Garland Police Officer Gregory Stevens, was armed only with a pistol, a .45 caliber Glock.
In July 2015, Pamela Geller, the art exhibit’s organizer, wrote an article revealing information about the terrorists’ mosque in Phoenix, as well as other mosques that have been attended by terrorists. Geller said Ibrahim (formerly Elton) Simpson and Nadir Soofi, the two terrorists who attempted the attack in Garland, were members of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix.
Geller wrote that Simpson’s friend Courtney Lonergan remembers, according to the Arizona Republic, that “Simpson would never waver from the teachings he picked up in the mosque and elsewhere.” Lonergan said, “He was one of those guys who would sleep at the mosque. The fact that he felt personally insulted by somebody drawing a picture had to come from the ideological rhetoric coming out of the mosque.”
After the terror attempt in Garland, ISIS claimed credit for the attack, as reported by Breitbart Texas. They called the terrorists “soldiers of the caliphate” and promised more violence. The message was transmitted in an audio statement through the group’s Al Bayan radio station, according to an AP report published on the ABC13 News website. It was not clear if the shooters were acting under direct orders from the Islamic State, or if they pledged their allegiance to ISIS and then acted on their own. One day after the attack, Breitbart News reported that approximately 200 Muslims in Pakistan held a gathering to honor the Garland jihadis.
The attack has been referred to as a “jihad against free speech,” as reported by Breitbart News.
Watch Cruz and Sanders duke it out for a full hour and a half:
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San Francisco’s mayor announced Monday that the city would make college education free to all of its residents through the City College of San Francisco.
The agreement, made possible through a tax on properties sold for at least $5 million, is expected to begin next fall.
“To California residents who are living in San Francisco, your community college is now free,” Mayor Ed Lee said.
Any San Franciscan who’s lived in the city for at least a full year will be eligible, regardless of income, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Supervisor Jane Kim edlikened the agreement to public schooling for K-12 students, saying that City College would be free to all, too.
“Even the children of the founders of Facebook,” Kim said. Here’s how the deal works:
San Francisco voters approved a transfer tax last November. Through that, the city plans to provide $5.4 million annually for qualified students to cover the $46-per-credit fees they typically pay, according to the Chronicle. Both full- and part-time eligible students can qualify.
Low-income students with fees already waived by the state will receive $500 per year if they’re enrolled full time, ABC 7 and KCRA 3 reported. Those funds can be used to pay for textbooks and supplies, which total about $1,700 for full-time students. Such students attending part time will receive $200 per year for the same purpose.
City College trustees hope the program will deal will lead to higher enrollment and, with that, more state funding for the school. The college lost a third of students during an accreditation crisis, The San Francisco Examiner reported, but had its accreditation renewed last month. The city’s $5.4 million is enough to pay for current students’ tuition while allowing for a 20% enrollment increase, according to the newspaper.
Now we will just wait and watch California continue to self-sabatoge and implode thanks to the liberal idiots running the state into the ground.
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When North Korea sentences a juche follower to a re–education camp at least the ride is free, but when the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia urges members to enter a re–education camp the charge is $79.00.
In the past BGAV’s Disaster Response teams performed a valuable service and Christian witness. During my training session we were told BGAV sent mobile kitchens during Baltimore’s unrest to prepare meals for police and National Guardsmen.
In March Virginia’s supposedly conservative, orthodox Baptist leadership is sponsoring the Mid–Atlantic Regional Justice Conference: Motto — “Be the Change.”
Jesus was notorious for demanding his disciples change everything, including names. But I seriously doubt Evangelicals who voted 81 percent for Trump are going to be willing to change allegiance to George Soros on the say–so of the hard–left cadre staffing the conference.
I’m trying to picture the church ladies who attended my disaster–training enjoying these conference sessions:
On the plus side, after sitting through those harangues attendees will have enough personal guilt to convert to Catholicism, if they remain Christians at all.
If this were a Unitarian or Unite conference it would make perfect sense, but Baptists? The agenda, Biblical beliefs and political orientation of the conference apparatchiks are completely at odds with every Southern Baptist church I’ve attended.
In many instances what these practitioners believe is heresy in any mainline Baptist church.
I have a strong suspicion the one word Dr. Herbst thinks God speaks on immigration is “amnesty,” particularly since he’s a religion professor that evidently doesn’t believe the unborn have a “God–given right to life.” Amnesty is also pretty much a sure thing for Miller who writes for G92.org. Slogan: “Immigrants Aren’t Illegals.”
Harris has a surprise in store for law–and–order conservatives since it’s his belief there’s a strong link between support for capital punishment and lynching. Even being opposed doesn’t let white Baptists off the hook for a hanging judge like Harris. He contends, “…generations of white privilege and black under-privilege have shaped society such that whites are often numb to the reality of their disproportionate privilege to blacks.”
So take that, white Obama voters.
Something tells me Willson isn’t really quite ready to go “beyond white guilt.” His Facebook page reveals an aggressive leftist who despises Trump supporters. He contends, “The rise of evangelical support for Donald Trump reveals, quite visibly…the dearth of compassion among American Christians.”
If Willson ever gets tired of the church, he can always minister to “Occupy.” He’s described as a “Red Letter Christian” and red is right. Willson is “pro–choice,” supports homosexual “marriage” and is active in the anti–police Black Lives Matter movement.
Casselberry is another leftist eager to start the ball rolling on after–election reconciliation. His poem “American Delusion” says it all:
“The American dream is an illusion
Land of opportunity?
a Trumped up delusion
A legacy of terror we still refuse to see
Land of the free?
Home of the slave and the lynching tree.”
Officially sponsoring a conference where devoted, church–going Baptists will be dropped into a cauldron of seething leftists is so unbelievable I thought maybe the decision to join this collection of cultural Marxists was the action of a young staffer who didn’t know better and had to justify the “COEXIST” sticker on her car.
So I repeatedly called BGAV Exec. Director John Upton to find out if sponsorship was simply a failure to do basic research. Unfortunately Upton has fallen victim to the form of pride that says since I’m doing God’s work, there is no need to observe minor social niceties. Upton refused to speak with me and explain BGAV thinking.
The official BGAV sponsorship of a divisive, anti–American, heresy–spouting group of propagandists is an insult to the believing Baptists who fill the pews each Sunday and donate to missions.
Believers typically assume denomination leadership reflects the Bible as it’s written and the wishes of the membership. That’s not always the case. In Virginia it’s time to stop being as innocent as doves and start being as wise as serpents. A good place to begin would be by withholding personal and their churches’ financial contributions to the BGAV.
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