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Largest Tea Party Facebook group to host YUGE Trump rally on Sept 9

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:56pm

The oldest and largest Tea Party group on Facebook is proud to team up with Tea Party 40, the powerhouse Miami Tea Party group led by Rosa Pena, in order to hold a giant America First pro-Trump rally in Miami’s Tropical Park on Saturday, September 9.

Barbara Grant, a highly-regarded grassroots leader, and the event organizer had this to say about the rally: “There are so many of us that love President Trump and the job he is doing, but the lying mainstream media wants you to think otherwise. We are asking all Patriots to please turn out in force Saturday, to show everybody that we stand with our great president!”

The rally is being held from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and there is expected to be a tremendous turnout. Please annoy a liberal by sharing this with all your friends!

A Facebook event page has been set up and can be seen here.

Address: Tropical Park 7900 Bird Road, Miami, Florida 33155. The park is located just southwest of the intersection of the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and Bird Road, just west of South Miami.

(Editor’s note: Mike is the National Tea Party Director for Citizens For Trump and he also helps run several large political sites, including the oldest and largest Tea Party group on Facebook)

Source: ConservativeFiringline.com

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Fake News

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 2:49pm

Fake News. You’ve all heard it. There are even Fake News filters you can download, and tutorials on YouTube to help discern between the real, and the not so real. But, what is Fake News? Where did it come from? How long have the news services been compromised? Can we believe anything delivered to us through the Main Stream Media, or any other source for that matter, and what is the agenda behind the news services who follow this script?

Wikipedia defines Fake News as: Fake news is a type of journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.[1] Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.

There has always been Fake News. The newspaper giants of the mid to late 1800’s worked overnight to out lie one another in order to provide the “Newsies” in the morning with the fodder to sell more papers. Often wittingly or unwittingly these publications provided public support for government where situations required a fired up, and poorly informed public. From the bombing of the Maine, and all the way to the Tonkin Gulf, news stories fanned flames where only a whiff of smoke existed.

About 1917 a small group of industrialists, that’s right, industrialists, got together and understood the power of the press, but more than that they understood the power of CONTROLLING the press. They figured that if the information systems could be made to sing from the same sheet of music that it would lend legitimacy to the news coming out, and greatly benefit their plans for a more unified world especially if that music were THEIR music!

With a small amount of reasoning it came down to controlling just twenty-five national publications which while giving the illusion of competition, were actually under the command of the same eighteen editors who reported to J. P. Morgan, Rockefeller, and associates. The former literary dog fight became the renowned, and trusted Main Stream Media which eventually bled over to radio, TV, and even movie plots, all dancing together like the Radio City Rockettes. The image was one of integrity and gave the public the comfort of knowing the freedom of the press would KEEP America great, and Walter Cronkite most certainly edited the Ten Commandments for Moses. Gotta be true! We saw Moses at the movies.

 

This system flourished in full force from WWI all the way to around 1967 when the kids in the street began to point out we had no business in Vietnam no matter WHAT Cronkite said, and the ricochets all over Dealy Plaza were blowing bigger holes in the Warren Report than the one in Kennedy’s head!

 

Fake News can be tricky. There are many variations. Remember the early days of the National Enquirer? We all knew it was a rag, but when there was a picture of a dead monkey with a cigarette in his mouth under a banner headline reading, GOVERNMENT ADMITS DEAD ALIEN FOUND AT ROCKWELL! you’d buy the paper! I know I did. The human trait of reading the absurd makes you want to read stuff you know to be false the same way you’d pay for a ticket to see Clint Eastwood shoot a thug in San Francisco. I know I did that, too!

Now take the Watergate story. Be honest, was Nixon any more crooked than Clinton or Obama? What did he really do. Tried to get some dirt on a Democrat. In the Clinton White House there was dirt. It was on Monica’s knees. The Washington Post, one of those twenty-five newspapers, assigned two reporters to track the story down, expand it, and spoon feed it to the other MSM outlets from sea to shining sea and Nixon got a free ride home! While the story was based in reality the amplification made Nixon’s sin the crime of the century.

Slowly the lines blurred between sources such as the Enquirer and the New York Times that they became indistinguishable. The paradox was that the alternative media began to see the MSM for what it was. They couldn’t compete with the budget of the Times, The Post, or the TV networks so they devised a new plan. The TRUTH! By the turn of the century the MSM had gone so far afield that telling the truth became a novelty, and people like Alex Jones, Crystal Lee Laramore, and Doc Greene saw an opportunity. One other factor began to filter in that changed the playing field. The advent of the internet. Once the satellites were up and spinning any thirteen year old girl could challenge Barbara Walters. For a while the MSM held sway, but after a while it began to take to the net, spinning the same old yarns. It was losing the war!

We as Americans take some things for granted. Politicians work for the bosses, prices will always rise and the Main Stream Media is one hundred percent, certified Fake News! So why do we keep watching it? We do that for the same reason we bought the paper with the monkey on the front page. MSM eroded slowly. At first I, like many others, scanned the headlines believing that even though I knew it was slanted at least the core would be a few facts, and if I took in ABC, CBS, CNN, and the New York Times, and I formed a weighted average I could arrive at the real story. That’s like having seven layers of icing on a crap cake. Bon Appetit! My final exit was after it became common knowledge that President Trump held some responsibility for Hurricane Harvey.

But, it doesn’t stop there. Let me ask you. Let’s have a show of hands. How many of you have ever SEEN an ANTIFA member in person? How about some Black Lives Mattering down at your local police department? When was the last time a member of your local police department shot a twelve year old black kid for waving a stick? I don’t believe I’ll have to take my shoes off to count the hands.

 

How can you tell Fake News? In a word, it’s ALL fake! The MSM filters all its news stories through the same cookie cutter mold that goes all the way from innuendo to outright lies! Then, they saturate the alternative media with preposterous claims in an effort to discredit that sector with the hope of luring the buying public back home. Well, it’s not going to work. People read. They think, and we have a president who calls them out on social media every day. We ASSUME they’re liars, and it doesn’t matter if George Soros is behind it or the Mickey Mouse Fan Club, the store brand is beating the national brand hands down!

Just look at this week alone. National Polls (Oh, that’s another MSM trick) says Trump’s approval rating is down to thirty percent. He fills up a venue in Phoenix. They grudgingly admit he rushed to Houston, but some bag lady posing as a journalist in New York said the First Lady was wearing the wrong shoes. Trump’s eleven year old son wore the wrong shirt a week before. Then they pitch in the story that Michelle Obama is a man, making it look like its source was Alex Jones in yet another effort to discredit him, and by that the entire alternative movement. Bottom line: Trump is the real president, we’re making real strides, and we’re reading REAL news. Where’s that monkey with the cigarette now?

 

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Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:58am

Bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales.

The People’s Bank of China said on its website Monday that it had completed investigations into ICOs, and will strictly punish offerings in the future while penalizing legal violations in ones already completed. The regulator said that those who have already raised money must provide refunds, though it didn’t specify how the money would be paid back to investors.

It also said digital token financing and trading platforms are prohibited from doing conversions of coins with fiat currencies. Digital tokens can’t be used as currency on the market and banks are forbidden from offering services to initial coin offerings.

“This is somewhat in step with, maybe not to the same extent, what we’re starting to see in other jurisdictions — the short story is we all know regulations are coming,” said Jehan Chu, managing partner at Kenetic Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong, which invests in and advises on token sales. “China, due to its size and as one of the most speculative IPO markets, needed to take a firmer action.”

Bitcoin tumbled as much as 11.4 percent, the most since July, to $4,326.75. The ethereum cryptocurrency was down more than 16 percent Monday, according to data from Coindesk.

ICOs are digital token sales that have seen unchecked growth over the past year, raising $1.6 billion. They have been deemed a threat to China’s financial market stability as authorities struggle to tame financing channels that sprawl beyond the traditional banking system. Widely seen as a way to sidestep venture capital funds and investment banks, they have also increasingly captured the attention of central banks that see in the fledgling trend a threat to their reign.

The central bank’s Monday directive made no mention of cryptocurrencies such as ether or bitcoin.

There were 43 ICO platforms in China as of July 18, according to a report by the National Committee of Experts on the Internet Financial Security Technology. Sixty-five ICO projects had been completed, the committee said, raising 2.6 billion yuan ($398 million).

“This is a positive move given the rapid proliferation of low quality and possibly fraudulent coin sales promising the moon,” said Emad Mostaque, London-based co-chief investment officer at Capricorn Fund Managers Ltd. “There is tremendous value in the model but we need to see more separation of high quality, ethical offerings versus those seeking to circumvent securities law for a quick buck.”

A cross between crowd funding and an initial public offering, ICOs involve the sale of virtual coins mostly based on the ethereum blockchain, similar to the technology that underpins bitcoin. But unlike a traditional IPO in which buyers get shares, getting behind a startup’s ICO nets virtual tokens — like mini-cryptocurrencies — unique to the issuing company or its network. That means they grow in value only if the startup’s business or network proves viable, attracting more people and boosting liquidity.

Greater Scrutiny

That’s a big if, and the profusion of untested concepts has spurred talk of a bubble. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission signaled greater scrutiny of the sector when it warned that ICOs may be considered securities, though it stopped short of suggesting a broader clampdown. The regulator reaffirmed its focus on protecting investors, however, and said issuers must register the deals with the government unless they have a valid excuse.

The vast amount of money amassed in a short span of time has also attracted cyber criminals, with an estimated 10 percent of money intended for ICOs looted away by scams such as phishing this year, according to Chainalysis, a New York-based firm that analyzes transactions and provides anti-money laundering software.

Chu of Kenetic Capital said he believes China will likely eventually allow token sales, but only on approved platforms, and may even vet projects individually.

“I think they will allow the sale of tokens in a format which they deem safe and more measured,” he said.

Source: Bloomberg.com

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Conn. police dog gets final salute before being euthanized

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 8:19pm

Members of a Connecticut police department stood in line to salute a terminally ill four-legged partner on its last trip to a veterinary hospital.

K9 Hunter, a German shepherd, served with the Middletown Police Department at the side of its handler, Officer Michael D’Aresta. The dog was diagnosed with an aggressive form of liver cancer just recently.

Officers bid farewell to Hunter Friday as D’Aresta cradled the canine in his arms on the final trip to the vet, where the dog was euthanized.

“Officer Michael D’Aresta unfortunately has to make the toughest decision any K9 handler dreads making this evening at Pieper Olson in Middletown at 1830 hours,” Sgt. Doug Clark, Middletown K9 supervisor, wrote in a post on Facebook on Friday. “K9 Hunter has been ill for that past several days and when tests were conducted they revealed that K9 Hunter has a very aggressive form of Liver cancer. They unfortunately recommended that he be euthanized.”

“Officer D’Aresta and Hunter have been an exceptional team serving the City of Middletown in a high caliber since 2007,” Clark said. “So as you can imagine, this is extremely difficult for Mike and his family.”

Hunter’s value to the department was well-documented.

In July, the canine helped officers in a drug bust, the Middletown Patch reported.

Two years ago Hunter helped locate an elderly woman with dementia who wandered away from her home at night, the Hartford Courant reported.

“Hunter and Officer D’Aresta have been such a huge part of our department the past 10 years,” Clark wrote. “Such a dedicated K-9 team. It will never be the same. Rest in Peace Hunter you’ve done well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Michael D’Aresta and his family.”

Source: FoxNews.com

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The Unmoved Mover

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:05pm

The origin of morality, the universe, the species, and just about everything else sparks debates that have no answers, and no end. The unmoved mover, which in its Ancient Greek origins reads κινούμενος κινεῖ, is a perfectly logical assumption that the universe, and all that we know simply had to be put into motion by some force not subject to the laws of said universe which simply must obey the laws of physics put upon it by the mover. This evolved from reason, and indeed not a trivial amount of common sense.

Scientists and physicists call it the Big Bang, religious call it God, but you simply must agree that at some point the universe was not here, and now it is. That is the simple part. The difficult part is trying to imply that a bunch of naked apes, such as we are, can have the audacity to propose that we can understand this entity, write authoritative books on the subject, and then enforce our ideas on the other members of society because we, and only we have the “Truth!”

The same logic that applies to the understanding of what we can reason must have happened “In The Beginning” applies equally with what we know simply cannot occur if you take it logically. I know that the universe came to be simply because I’m sitting in it right now drinking a cup of coffee, and smoking a very politically incorrect cigarette. Likewise, my experience and common sense tells me that no teenage boy found approximately eighty-eight pounds of gold in the form of a book, took them and deciphered them from some ancient language by peering through a peep stone or crushing his face into a hat, which ever version you subscribe to, it matters very little. Such an event defies logic. I will be told that these things are beyond logic and we can never understand them, but I ask you, why would an omnipotent creative force go through all the trouble to create a universe, set up the physics by which it operates, wait eons, and then proceed to scrap those principles willy nilly like an out of control child who changes, or ignores the rules of a basketball game simply because the results of the game no longer please him?

This Gnostic inclination that flows throughout the religious world enforces the same logic I cited above when it tells me that a merchant in the Middle East saw an angel when common sense requires nothing more in that cave except bats, yet there again the arrogance of the race comes into play and tells him he must remove parts of little girls’ anatomy lest they should indulge in exactly what those parts were designed for at some later date, excluding a rape perpetrated by some insightful religious leader who was told to partake of the goods of the body by the Unmoved Mover!

This understanding, or misunderstanding of the forces defining the Unmoved Mover run through all religion. The Mover created man, man created religion, and religion is man’s feeble attempt to explain the unexplainable. There will never be a consensus. It’s all bipartisan with absolutely nothing to do with observable facts. Only one factor enters into the fray that throws itself like a cosmic monkey wrench into the well oiled gears of the denominations plying for world domination, and that one thing is Jesus!

Jesus brought everything down to a level that while not explaining how it all fits together does tell us why. Treat others as you’d like to be treated. By judging others you judge yourself because the laws put into place by the Unmoved Mover apply to all equally no matter how many golden plates or bats you may find. When you give forgiveness it configures you to accept forgiveness, and no matter how hard you work at it you will never be able to do it all right because you are under the impulse of the original creation, good and bad! Jesus’ words were effective, simple, and direct. It was a good simple hamburger. Now we have MacDonalds with Whataburger right across the street. They all contain perhaps a pickle from Unmover In The Box

Where there is organized religion there is money, and money buys power. The Imams buy oil futures, and Mormon prophets buy stock in Coke. They both get around to deep concerns about little girls’ attire. The unmoved mover is very concerned about that, in fact it’s job one. We all look up at the same sky, ask the same questions and end up in the same place, and the world soon forgets us for indeed, we forget ourselves.

 

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Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:39pm

 

Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.”

By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July, Politico reported on Friday. The Sacramento violence left at least 10 people hospitalized, several of whom had knife wounds.

One of BAMN’s most prominent organizers is Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle school teacher and pro-violence militant. Felarca currently faces charges of inciting a riot for her role in the Sacramento violence.

After BAMN and other antifa groups staged violent protests in Berkeley to keep right-wing author Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking, Felarca defended her group’s acts of violence. BAMN was able to cancel another event, this time an April speech by pro-Trump author Ann Coulter, by promising a repeat performance of the Milo riots. (RELATED: ‘INFERNO’ — Milo Speech Cancelled After Rioters Set Campus Ablaze [VIDEO])

The FBI and DHS say Antifa groups like BAMN are engaging in “domestic terrorist violence,” according to the Politico report.

Just last weekend, Felarca helped organize BAMN’s mass demonstrations that “shut down” an anti-Marxism rally in Berkeley. As with BAMN’s other organized actions, left-wing actors at Saturday demonstrations violently attacked peaceful protesters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi condemned the Antifa violence in Berkeley, while Felarca called BAMN’s actions a “resounding success.”

Yvette Felarca, from By Any Means Necessary, yells during the voting portion of a University of California Regents meeting, on a vote to raise tuition, at the University of California, San Francisco November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

BAMN’s members appear to be mixing their far-left activism with their roles as teachers.

BAMN organizer and high school teacher Nicole Conaway organized a “sickout” at her school in 2015, leading other teachers in calling in sick to protest the policies of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The sickout forced six Detroit-area schools to cancel classes, affecting nearly 4,000 students.

One month later, Conaway led students in a school walkout protesting poor building conditions. She was one of three BAMN organizers arrested in connection with the protest. Other BAMN members have led similar protests at the schools where they teach.

In Berkeley, Felarca and other BA

MN members repeatedly abused their positions of influence over students in service of their own radical goals, Berkeley’s public school district charged in court filings obtained by local news organization Berkeleyside.

Despite repeated warnings, the district said Felarca continued to try to recruit students into her radical organization, including during work hours. The leftist teacher frequently tried to bring students on school-sponsored trips to BAMN-related activities, the district said, describing the trips as attempts to “indoctrinate” the students.

The school district accused Felarca and other BAMN members of weaponizing students to derail disciplinary hearings for Felarca, after student protesters repeatedly swarmed into the disciplinary hearings. The school district claimed that Felarca and other BAMN members “were actively trying to brainwash and manipulate” students to serve her “own selfish interests,” calling her conduct

“particularly reprehensible.” Felarca continues teaching today.

Oakland Technical High School teacher and BAMN member Tania Kappner worked with Felarca this past January to organize students and teachers in a walkout in protesting Trump. Kappner was identified in the media as a BAMN member as early as 2011.

BAMN is active within both the National Education Association — the nation’s largest teacher’s union — as well as with local and regional teacher’s unions in Michigan and California.

Last year, 17 different BAMN members ran for elected positions on the Detroit Federation of Teachers, according to a newsletter sent out by the DFT. BAMN also ran five candidates for different national leadership positions with the NEA in 2017.

When the Berkeley school district suspended Felarca for her violent activism in 2016 (for which she was charged with inciting a riot), the local teacher’s union sued the school on Felarca’s behalf.

In January 2015, BAMN organizer Steve Conn was elected president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. The DFT’s executive board charged Conn with misconduct later that year and removed him from office.

Conn and his wife, former teacher Heather Miller, were fired back in 2007 after leading a student protest that resulted in students being pepper sprayed. The couple sued and got their jobs back, in addition to a $300,000 settlement. Conn continues teaching today at Western High School.

BAMN was founded by the Revolutionary Workers League, an openly Marxist organization, in 1995.

As TheDC first reported in April, internal documents from the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) tie BAMN to NAMBLA., reveal the RWL — BAMN’s parent organization — worked with NAMBLA in the years just before the communist group founded BAMN.

One of BAMN’s founding members is on record identifying as a NAMBLA member, calling the pro-pedophilia group the victim of a “witch-hunt.”

Source: Peter Hasson @DailyCaller.com

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Republican Establishment Endorses the Communist Party

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:59pm

A shocking event took place after the University of Virginia Charlottesville protests.  Establishment Republicans including Mitt Romney, John McCain, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Gary Cohn, Fox C.E.O. James Murdoch,  and many other Republicans endorsed Antifa, the radical paramilitary wing of the Hitler-era Communist Party.

It all began with President Trump correctly saying “I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides.  I think there is blame on both sides,” …. “You also had some very fine people on both sides”. President Trump understands that the main players in the recent spate of protests are Leftists and Anarchists — a fact also noticed by observant writer Dave Urbanski.

Antifa aggressively calls for “pre-emptive violence”, including gun violence, property seizures, and “all out revolution”.  Antifa appears to be the unofficial “jackboots” of the Communist Party U.S.A  (but liberals refuse to admit it yet).   The CPUSA party platform boldly endorses violence to achieve party goals.  There is some evidence that Antifa may also be a multipurpose ACLU tool to paint immigration enforcement as fascist.  Antifa is the Alt-Left, not the Alt-Right, as falsely alleged by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

So who were the “very fine people” on both sides?   I attended Knox College with John Podesta in the radical days of the early 1970’s.  Our campus was occasionally lively due to Saul Alinsky community-organizing military exercises (seizing and “liberating” a large Freshman women’s dormitory was one of them).  Whenever something happened, a lot of us normal college kids not caught up in “Revolution for the Hell of It” went to see what was going on.  My friends were mostly unimpressed and though the ruckus to be rather idiotic.

Who are the Leftists raising “Cain” all over the country?  They range from socialist, Marxist, Communist, to Fascist.   They are all headed for Hell, but fight about the best way to get there.

White supremacist leader Jason Kessler, a leader of the Occupy movement and leftist organizer, ran a chat server and was aware of the plan to run over Charlottesville protesters.  Leftist street gangs such as Identity Europa, Traditionalist Worker Party, & Vanguard America were instructed to take orders from Kessler.

Richard Spencer presides over groups of white nationalists at these events with folks waving Confederate or “Kek” flags (an imaginary Egyptian throwback based on the Nazi flag).  Confederates are leftist, but these “confederates” are also hard-core Marxist.

The radicals at these staged university protests have four things in common.  They are leftists, mostly men, mostly white, and often feminist.  They are powerless liberal males scrambling for power in a Democrat party that has been controlled by radical feminists for decades.  But where are the women?   Campus feminists are the organizers.  Feminists also organized Occupy, Black Lives Matters, gay marriage, lesbian rights, transgender, Ferguson, Baltimore, and hundreds of other viral power memes since the early 1960’s.   Feminists control every piece of the campus pie via the campus “Students Against Sexism” office, a funded conglomerate of all things Leftist on campus.

With the rise of Donald Trump, feminists have seen a string of recent failures.   Illegal immigration went down in flames.  Black Lives Matter, the U.V.A./Rolling Stone fake rape power grab, and transgender hijacking  of administrative policy backfired badly.   Campus feminists (especially at U.V.A) are  rattling cages to ensure continuing chokehold control of academics.

Marxists have been steadily goose-stepping across the United States since the 1930’s, and now have control of our major institutions.  Race, sex, gender, and economic disparity are their lightsabers – all of which have been swung full-force since Donald Trump entered the Presidential arena.   The powerful feminist grip on politics, academics, law, psychology, government, military, and most notably “the swamp” (which revolves around feminist policy) is threatened by President Trump.   That makes our quivering claque of politically-correct feminist Republicans very nervous.

The rise of multi-issue Marxist/Communist/Fascist/”Anti-fascist” protests has been very effective keeping the President and Republicans disoriented, distracted, divided, and conquered.   We must strictly and quietly enforce federal protest laws, ignore the hysterics, and they will go home.

House and Senate Republicans are making a fatal mistake opposing President Trump.  The “swamp” is run by liberals who will never vote Republican no matter how much money we throw at them.  Trump is a wizard dealing with political correctness.   Liberals threw the book and him and lost. Republicans should trust the President and stay out of these necessary battles with the “alt-swamp”.

The Republican base is very unhappy with Congress.  Republicans will be facing an angry and vindictive voter base in 2018 and 2020 if they continue sandbagging the President.  Republicans are repeating history – they foolishly lost the House and Senate in 2006 and gave Obama a truculent victory in 2008 because they achieved nothing impressive with the 1994 Republican landslide.   Republicans are in far worse shape today because the only people they are making happy are Democrats.

Removing disruptive illegal immigrants is a minor problem compared to extensive internal damage to society, government, and law wrought by revolutionary radical feminists in government and law.  In “The New Politics of Sex”, Dr. Stephen Baskerville proves that “The potential of sexual politics therefore is not the extremists, but the steady erosion of family integrity, personal privacy, critical thought, and civic freedom, through the relentless politicization of private life by an ideology to which we are now so acculturated that we are largely immune from realizing its effects”.

I urge President Trump and Congress to de-fund and dismantle feminist control over academics and law schools.  Women’s studies, women’s interdisciplinary studies, women’s jurisprudence sections, racial studies, psychology, and media are implicitly discriminatory sexist institutions causing widespread anomie.  This Machinery is how Marxists seized control of everything from our universities to the  Supreme Court.   They are the radical Leftists who replaced marriage with big government  — the primary factor killing the American family — driving uncontrolled deficit spending and high taxes The Fascist Feminist Revolution must be “deported” to Make America Great Again.

David R. Usher is President of the Center for Marriage Policy

© 2017

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America’s Monumental Mistake

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:28am

America’s Monumental Mistake

In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt established America’s first national monument, The Devils Tower Located in Wyoming. National monuments are not to be confused with statues, or monuments erected by townships, or governments other than the government of the United States. National monuments are usually designated by presidents, but congress is empowered to create or designate them as well, Fort McHenry in Maryland being an excellent example. When one considers the subject of monuments, it soon begs the question, why do we designate, or erect monuments. The answer is simple.

 

Were America to go forward, tearing down its objective landmarks, nothing of the past would remain, and America would simply reinvent itself every time a strip mall or a fast food restaurant were to become more profitable than a historic landmark. After all, the number one law of real estate is, location, location, location, right? Before another word is written we must examine the difference between monuments that exist due to nature, or to the exigencies experienced by those humans involved in making history, such as Fort McHenry, and those designed and erected to commemorate a historical event.

 

The difference, of course, is null. I simply refuse to argue that there is any difference in a statue of Robert E. Lee, and Mount Rushmore. Except of course that a bronze statue of Lee is something like a lost bookend compared with the obvious awesome production of Rushmore. But consider this, The song “I Gotcha!” By Joe Tex is like tuneless whistling next to, say, “Freebird”; but they are both songs, and therefore should be considered as having something deeply obvious in common. If we were debating which songs to delete from history based on their merits, Freebird would prevail; but why would we have such a debate? Because “I Gotcha!” sounds like a rap tune could it be said that only music that appeals to the “higher tastes” should be allowed a place in music history? Horse hockey!  Both songs exist because they give meaning to an emotion in a listener, and therefore they are QED. I believe that is important to remember.

 

You don’t see Jews tearing down what is left of Auschwitz, or Treblinka in Germany do you? Of course not. Those are reminders of what happened, left in place in the hopes that such a thing may never happen again. But somehow, the confederate monuments of the south escape this explanation.

 

One good reason that confederate monuments were erected ex post facto is the there wasn’t anything left to preserve in the south once the union kicked Johnnie Reb”s ass all the way back home. Most everything had been destroyed and burned once the remnants of the southern army literally limped back to what had been their homes. Another reason had to do with reconstruction law, and lastly, the south was practically too poor to feed itself, much less erect statues. The simple fact is, that a couple of months ago a black child might well have looked at a monument to Jefferson Davis, and been able to ask its father, “who is that man?” And the answer would have led to many questions some asked, some unasked that would have led that child to become an adult that understood its heritage far better than today. It’s too bad that, like the union of reconstruction, we must allow this ideological division between north and south to continue.

 

We continue to display our utter lack of leadership, and to pass on the message that we may as well not try to find answers to our problems because we don’t possess the capacity to find answers to our problems. One thing’s for sure though, it’ll take a lot more than a rope and a pickup truck to pull down “The Devil’s Tower”.

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“Draining the Swamp” Isn’t a Part–Time Job

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:27am

When the leftists at the Washington Post start offering relationship advice a Republican knows he could be on the cusp of something big. A recent WaPost headline warned, “Trump’s baffling attacks on McConnell could be costly to the president.”

“Cost” here is mainly a function of how often Trump is hoping to eat in the Senate’s invitation–only dining room. Otherwise what’s “baffling” is how long it took the notoriously impatient Trump to sound off.

Trump’s marriage of convenience with “legislative mastermind” Mitch McConnell — Curator of the Senate — has produced less than his relationship with Vladimir Putin.

After six months McConnell has failed to repeal Obamacare, failed to fund the wall, failed to reform the tax code, refused to return the Senate to pre–1970 filibuster rules and dismissed out of hand debating the one change that would do more to correct what’s wrong with Congress than any other: Term Limits.

The real risk to Trump and any hope he has for accomplishments in his first term is the status quo.

Currently Trump has achieved the unthinkable: Bi–partisan cooperation in Congress. Republicans are blocking what Trump wants to do and Democrats are blocking what Trump wants to do.

Something tells me the man who built Trump Tower didn’t win the presidency so he could be Mitch McConnell’s autopen.

Naturally there is division over how to persuade Congress to support Trump. I’m sure the General Staff, or at least the generals, advocate doubling down on the “hearts and minds” strategy to win over recalcitrant Congressional leadership.

Just schedule a few more summits, golf games, White House lunches and Twitter tutorials. Soon Trump will be able to emulate the success our high command has produced in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And continuing this strategy will produce results very similar to Afghanistan. McConnell will continue to be passive–aggressive and the Taliban aggressive–aggressive. Mitch, author of the unread tome “The Long Game,” and the Taliban both plan to outwait their opponents. Their intention is to be around after Trump and the Army are long gone.

The alternative to the appeaser’s long, slow defeat strategy is letting Trump be Trump.

The outsider who said during his inauguration, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.” The outsider who promised to drain the swamp, not stock the White House with reptiles.

The principle obstacle here is Trump. He is our first ADHD president. Moving an inert mass like McConnell’s Senate requires persistence and focus. So far Trump lacks both.

For example:

On July 27th Trump criticizes McConnell for failure to repeal Obamacare.

On August 8th Trump reverses course and endorses McConnell’s candidate, Luther Strange, in the Alabama special election.

On August 10th Trump lurches back into drive and says McConnell should resign from Senate leadership.

On August 15th Trump repeats his strange endorsement of Strange.

A tortoise like McConnell is immune to whiplash from this back–and–forth, but it only serves to reinforce what the WaPost says, “For some time, it has been apparent that members of Congress do not fear the president.”

That must change. Trump needs to play his “long game” and make opponents pay a price. Trump is holding a rally in Arizona next week, the home of craven media hound Jeff Flake who is conveniently up for re–election in 2018.

That’s the perfect time for Trump to announce he’s personally donating $50 million to the Make America Great Again PAC that will be supporting primary opponents of senators who are blocking the platform on which he won the presidency.

He can consider adding Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Tennessee’s Bob Corker to the list. It’s important that Trump doesn’t make the effort based on these lizard’s opposition to him personally, but rather their opposition to making America great again.

The primary opponents Trump supports don’t even have to win. They just have to make targeted incumbent’s life a living hell and an example of the consequences resulting from betraying the base.

Could it happen? Yes. Will it happen? Probably not.

The Strange endorsement proves Trump’s White House political operation is either second–rate or angling for jobs with the establishment GOP after Trump leaves.

Trump is also notoriously cheap, as his reneging on his pledge to fund his own campaign proved, so funding a PAC to support primary challengers is unlikely.

Finally, Trump has the attention span of a short circuit.

I’m afraid instead of reforming a political system run solely for the benefit of the elites; Trump will wind up being George Bush with an angry Twitter account. Forced to accept whatever crumbs and statist legislation McConnell and Speaker Paul Rino, excuse me, Ryan send him.

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GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE, man of Integrity, honor, duty and Christian chivalry

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:04am

To many Confederate General, Robert E. Lee is an enigma replete with contradictions, controversy, conflicting conflagrations, illusory politically incorrect through modern 21st-century liberal indoctrination. To many others, Robert E. Lee is a symbol of American nobility, courage and enduring strength. The truth is both of these variant viewpoints are historically correct. As other men of his time, Robert E. Lee personally experienced conflicting loyalties, wherein, to place his honor and duty.

Robert E. Lee loved the Union, but placed his primacy of fealty in Virginia. He developed affection to the confederacy of American States, but upon the demise of the Confederate States of America again sincerely entrusted his fealty to the United States.  Was Lee’s contradictory, sometimes conflicting loyalties strange for a Southern gentleman of his time? No, not really.

In order to aptly comprehend Robert E. Lee’s hierarchy of fealty one may compare the American system of confederacy and federalism with the interwoven systems of fealty, loyalty, and subjugation to obedience within the context of the United Kingdom under the Act of Union.

Subjects of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England primary fealty belonged to the clan chiefs, thereafter, the respective kingdoms and principalities and finally to the Union Jack or the United Kingdom. Even in modern times, from time to time there are strong secessionist movements in the United Kingdom. This system of intricate, interweaving hierarchal loyalties, in large measure, were inherited through the Articles of Confederation and Federalism from Great Britain. Lee’s period in history was not far removed from Jacobite Britain.

Despite liberal ideology and indoctrination, the historical record is quite clear, Lee was not an absolutist, neither an abolitionist, nor pro-secessionist, neither pro-slavery, but rather a man of duty and honor, and concluded that in the hierarchy of his fealty Virginia had the primary claim. Certainly, this did not mean, Lee was a man born of southern nobility that was void of other loyalties, it simply meant the first-fruits of his temporal loyalties belonged to the Commonwealth.

Although, not an abolitionist by any stretch of the meaning of the term, General Lee subliming understood the inherent moral evils of slavery on many levels. Robert Lee was willing to occasionally speak upon the topic of the inherent evils of slavery. Consider the following excerpt from the 1856 private letter to his wife Mary Custis Lee.

“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild & melting influence of Christianity, than the storms & tempests of fiery Controversy. This influence though slow, is sure. The doctrines & miracles of our Saviour have required nearly two thousand years, to Convert but a small part of the human race, & even among Christian nations, what gross errors still exist! While we see the Course of the final abolition of human Slavery is onward, & we give it the aid of our prayers & all justifiable means in our power, we must leave the progress as well as the result in his hands who sees the end; who Chooses to work by slow influences; & with whom two thousand years are but as a Single day. Although the Abolitionist must know this, & must See that he has neither the right or power of operating except by moral means & suasion, & if he means well to the slave, he must not Create angry feelings in the Master; that although he may not approve the mode which it pleases Providence to accomplish its purposes, the result will nevertheless be the same; that the reasons he gives for interference in what he has no Concern, holds good for every kind of interference with our neighbors when we disapprove their Conduct; Still I fear he will persevere in his evil Course. Is it not strange that the descendants of those pilgrim fathers who Crossed the Atlantic to preserve their own freedom of opinion, have always proved themselves intolerant of the Spiritual liberty of others?”
(Lee’s Letter to Mary Custis Lee, dated Dec 27, 1856)

Notice that Lee aptly and saliently pointed out that the moral deprivation brought upon the African slave was great, but the immoral degradation brought upon the white man was greater. Clearly to deprive a man of free-will and the fruits of free-labor insult the morality of the character, but it is an even greater sin impinging moral character and development to glut oneself off the uncompensated labor of those in bondage. Without question, it must be rightly acknowledged General Lee was personally repulsed by the evils of slavery.

Many liberal ideologues and some scholars have taken issue of Lee’s reliance on divine providence to rectify the wrongs of slavery. However, most Christians of the time were deeply committed to the concepts of manifest destiny and divine providence in providing an opportunity for the impression and manifestation of the Lord’s heavenly royal decree. Such a pronouncement by Lee is in consistent harmony with the general’s deep belief in Christianity.

In 1861, in a private letter to his sister Anne, Lee indicated his decision to resolve his conflicting loyalties in favor of the Commonwealth of Virginia as his most important earthly loyalty within the context of his hierarchy of fealty and allegiance. Consider the following citation.

“With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword…..
(Lee in a letter to his sister Anne Kinloch Lee,dated April 20, 1861)

Arlington House
Mary Custis’ inheritance in 1857

East side of Arlington House, circa 1897-1924, from a photochrom postcard

Hence, General Lee resolved not to take up the sword upon his relatives, family, and friends residing within the sovereign jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lee’s choice was immutable and in keeping with traditions of fealty, duty, and honor inherited from the United Kingdom.

In January 1865, Lee expressed in a letter to Andrew Hunter, endorsing General Patrick Cleburne’s proposal allowing slaves to serve in the Confederate military in exchange for their freedom as a result of military service and additionally freedom for their families.

“There have been formidable armies composed of men having no interest in the cause for which they fought beyond their pay or the hope of plunder. But it is certain that the surest foundation upon which the fidelity of an army can rest, especially in a service which imposes peculiar hardships and privations, is the personal interest of the soldier in the issue of the contest. Such an interest we can give our negroes by giving immediate freedom to all who enlist, and freedom at the end of the war to the families of those who discharge their duties faithfully (whether they survive or not), together with the privilege of residing at the South. To this might be added a bounty for faithful service.”
(Lee’s
Letter to Andrew Hunter on Employing Negro Troops, dated, January 11, 1865)

Patrick R Cleburne

Patrick Cleburne’s proposal argued that each State in the Confederacy had the sovereign power to allow the emancipation of slaves, in exchange, for military service as meritorious service to the government. Confederate General Cleburne opined as follows:

 

“The Constitution of the Southern States has reserved to their respective governments the power to free slaves for meritorious services to the State. It is politic besides. For many years, ever since the agitation of the subject of slavery commenced, the negro has been dreaming of freedom, and his vivid imagination has surrounded that condition with so many gratifications that it has become the paradise of his hopes. To attain it he will tempt dangers and difficulties not exceeded by the bravest soldier in the field. The hope of freedom is perhaps the only moral incentive that can be applied to him in his present condition. It would be preposterous then to expect him to fight against it with any degree of enthusiasm, therefore we must bind him to our cause by no doubtful bonds; we must leave no possible loophole for treachery to creep in. The slaves are dangerous now, but armed, trained, and collected in an army they would be a thousand fold more dangerous: therefore when we make soldiers of them we must make free men of them beyond all question, and thus enlist their sympathies also. We can do this more effectually than the North can now do, for we can give the negro not only his own freedom, but that of his wife and child, and can secure it to him in his old home. To do this, we must immediately make his marriage and parental relations sacred in the eyes of the law and forbid their sale. The past legislation of the South concedes that large free middle class of negro blood, between the master and slave, must sooner or later destroy the institution. “
(General Patrick Cleburne Proposal, dated, January 2, 1864)

Lee wrote the Confederate Congress advocating and championing military service in exchange for freedom.

“On January 11, 1865 General Robert E. Lee wrote the Confederate Congress urging them to arm and enlist black slaves in exchange for their freedom.[39] On March 13, the Confederate Congress passed legislation to raise and enlist companies of black soldiers. The legislation was then promulgated into military policy by Davis in General Order No. 14 on March 23, 1865.[40] The emancipation offered, however, was reliant upon a master’s consent; “no slave will be accepted as a recruit unless with his own consent and with the approbation of his master by a written instrument conferring, as far as he may, the rights of a freedman.”[40]According to historian William C. Davis, President Davis felt that blacks would not fight unless they were guaranteed their freedom after the war.[41]
(Source:Wikipedia.org citing the Official Record)

General Robert E. Lee unquestionably, advocated General Cleburne’s proposal and wrote a letter to the Confederate Congress advocating Cleburne’s proposal. In March 1865 Congress did pass, at least, some of the reforms, Lee and Cleburne, as well as many others advocated. The Confederate General order No. 14, in part, as follows:

GENERAL ORDERS, No. 14.

  1. The following act of Congress and regulations are published for the information and direction of all concerned:

AN ACT to increase the military force of the Confederate States.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That, in order to provide additional forces to repel invasion, maintain the rightful possession of the Confederate States, secure their independence, and preserve their institutions, the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to ask for and accept from the owners of slaves, the services of such number of able-bodied negro men as he may deem expedient, for and during the war, to perform military service in whatever capacity he may direct.

SEC 2. That the General-in-Chief be authorized to organize the said slaves into companies, battalions, regiments, and brigades, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and to be commanded by such officers as the President may appoint.

SEC 3. That while employed in the service the said troops shall receive the same rations, clothing, and compensation as are allowed to other troops in the same branch of the service.

( General Order No.14, Richmond, Va., March 23, 1865.)

Nonetheless, the above legislation was too little and too late, the war was coming to an end and although the legislation did provide the foundation for emancipation by the sovereign states; it also, placed the final decision for emancipation within the purview of individual slave owners. Regardless, most legitimate scholars agree that General Order No. 14 would have been the foundation for substantive emancipation had the Confederacy survived. In large part, this progress was due to General Robert E. Lee’s advocacy.

Selina Gray (Slave) inherited The Arlington House

It should be noted and so acknowledged that General Lee had personally emancipated the Custis Estate slaves. Many liberals attempt to impugn Lee’s character regarding freeing the Custis Estate slaves. Nonetheless, the historical record, without liberal indoctrination and misinterpretation speaks volumes. Consider the following excerpts from the emancipation decree.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Robert E. Lee, executor of the last will and testament of George W. P. Custis deceased, acting by and under the authority and direction of the provisions of the said will, do hereby manumit, emancipate and forever set free from slavery the following named slaves belonging to the Arlington estate,…

And I do hereby release the aforesaid slaves from all and every claim which I may have upon their services as executor as aforesaid. Witness my hand and seal, this 29th day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & sixty two R E Lee (Seal) Exr of G. W. P. Custis State of Virginia; County of Spottsylvania to wit I, Benjn S. Cason, Justice of the Peace in and for said County, do hereby certify that Robert E. Lee, executor of the last will and testament of George W. P. Custis, a party to the foregoing deed of emancipation, this day personally appeared before me, and acknowledge the same to be his act and deed. Given under my hand this 29 day of Dec 1862 Benjn L. Cason (JP) City of Richmond, to wit, In the Office of the Court of Hustings for the said City, the 2d day of January 1863. This deed was presented and with Certificate annexed, admitted to record at twelve 0’ Clock.
(Source: Freedmen.umd.edu)

General Robert E. Lee honored the last wishes of his father in law when he unequivocally emancipated his Arlington slaves. Consider this citation from the website, “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial”.

“Inspired by his wife, Custis provided for the emancipation of his slaves in his will. Slaves were to be freed after financial obligations had been met. Custis set a deadline of five years from the time of his death for the slaves’ emancipation. The slaves believed they had been promised their freedom immediately upon Custis’ death. Robert E. Lee, who managed the estate after Custis’ death, hired out some of the slaves to raise money to settle his father-in-law’s debts. This caused resentment among the slaves. In 1862, freedom came to the enslaved people of Arlington when Lee executed a deed of manumission. Some of the slaves settled in Freedman’s Village, a community for former slaves established at Arlington in 1863. The village remained in operation through the end of the 19th century.” (<ahref=”https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/arho/slavery.html”>”Slave Biographies” @NPS.gov)

Many twenty-first century critics of General Lee openly question why he waited the mandatory five year period upon the death of his father in law Custis to emancipate the Arlington estate slaves. The answer is simple he honored the last will and testament of his father in law.Above all Lee was a man of integrity and honor.
Consider the contrasting styles of warfare when the Union General Sherman marched through Georgia to the sea, it is well-documented that confiscation, destruction, burning, pillaging and crimes by the Union army against Southern civilians actually occurred. Military historians have come to mark these violent military exercises as marking the beginnings of the age of the doctrine of total war.

Unlike, Union General Sherman, Confederate General Lee had no such concept of total destruction. Lee belonged to an earlier age of chivalry and gallantry.  When the Army of Northern Virginia invaded the North, General Lee gave strict orders to his soldiers that there shall be no looting, burning, theft, rape, pillaging. Any property taken must be properly compensated. Lee’s sense of chivalry and honor did not allow him to accept the new era of total warfare.

Hence, the historical record actually vindicates Lee, regardless of the spin modern revisionist scholars, political ideologies and opportunistic politicians twist against the Confederate general. Lee was an aristocratic of his times, including allegiance to a hierarchy of loyalties, fealty, and honor.
Yes, Lee had numerous loyalties, including the Union, but the focus of his central oath was to the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is essential to understand Robert E. Lee that considering his acceptance of duty that he was obligated to resign his commission in the United States military when the Commonwealth legislature voted for secession. Other loyalties or not, it was the Virginia legislature that resolved the question of succession for Lee. The historical record is also clear Robert E. Lee was not pro-slavery nor was he an abolitionist. Lee was a man of faith, duty, honor, and integrity within the meaning of the context of the traditional old world sense.

Written by Jeffrey E. Elliott Esq.

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A Convention of the States What Are They Afraid Of?

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:50pm

The Founders had one great fear; that a time would come when the Federal Government would overstep its bounds and come to dominate the individual States.  Can anyone reading this dispute that this is such a time?

Look at our State governments.  They are so addicted to Federal money they can’t exist without it.  And they can’t get it without enough strings attached to turn them into little more than marionettes.  They prance upon the stage masquerading as independent actors.  In reality almost every step, every hand movement, every program, policy, and mandate is choreographed in the imperial capital.

The Founders saw this coming from more than 200 years away.  And they made a provision for it.

Article V of the Constitution states:

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

In January of 2016 Governor Greg Abbott of Texas issued call for a Convention of the States.  He advanced what is known as the Texas plan asking for the consideration of the following amendments to the U.S. Constitution:

  • Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state.
  • Require Congress to balance the federal budget.
  • Prohibit administrative agencies from creating federal law.
  • Prohibit administrative agencies from pre-empting state law.
  • Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
  • Require a seven-justice supermajority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law.
  • Limit federal powers to those expressly delegated in the Constitution.
  • Give state officials the power to sue in federal court when federal officials overstep their bounds.
  • Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a federal law or regulation.

This call for action has inspired outrage and fear.  Why?

Ever since the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913 changed the election of Senators, originally been elected by State legislators, to popular election the States have had no representation in Washington.  This changed the relationship and nature of our federal system.  The House was created to represent the people.  The Senate was created to represent the States.  Now with the popular election of Senators every State hires lobbyists to represent their interests.  They’ve lost their voice.

The amendments by the governor of Texas would go a long way to redressing the balance.  We need to do something to rein a runaway federal behemoth that’s smothering all of us under its stifling regulations.

The Progressives have been vocal in their resistance to the idea of a Convention of the States.  They contend that they don’t want anyone messing with the Constitution.  This is especially ironic since it’s the Progressives and the evolution of a Living Document that have brought us to this point.  They’ve used the courts and the bureaucracy to change the Constitution without amending it.

President Woodrow Wilson, the quintessential Progressive, openly declared the Constitution an impediment to the kinds of reforms the Progressive Movement wanted.  So he urged judges to interpret the Constitution in such a way as to loosen its limits on federal power.  And he tried to use the bureaucracy to regulate freedom into serfdom.

The Progressives have been complaining for years that amending the Constitution is too hard.  That is why we need a Living Document that can change with the times.  That is why we needed to change that which was written in stone to that which is written in the sand.

It was supposed to be hard to amend the Constitution.  That was one of the checks and balances written into the original document to help maintain the limited government it was written to establish and maintain.  So instead of seeking to amend the Progressives have depended on federal judges especially Supreme Court justices to amend the Constitution through court rulings and precedence in a leftward direction.

For generations this unconstitutional judicial amendment process has continued step-by-step inch-by-inch until today government officials at the local, state or national level can seize private property in disregard of the 5th Amendment’s protections.  They can listen to and record everything we say in contravention of the 4th Amendment.  They disregard the14th Amendment’s provision of equal protection under the law allowing government-imposed group preferences and quotas under the name of affirmative action.  Our celebrated equal rights have been sacrificed on the altar of diversity.

It’s a lie repeated enough to be accepted as true that the federal courts are merely interpreting the Constitution rather than re-writing it when they discover new rights that aren’t there and disregard ones that are.

The claim of the Progressives that this dishonest process is necessary because it’s so difficult to formally amend the Constitution is exposed as a lie by the success of their own movement.  When their movement was young, before they invented the Living Document and the judicial interpretation process of change the Constitution was amended four times in just eight years.  In all it has been formally amended 27 times.

So why is it so threatening to some people to call a Convention of States to propose amendments to the Constitution?

Let’s look at this logically.  Why is this so threatening?

From a legal standpoint it isn’t some radical invention of the Altright.  The Constitution lists a convention of states as one of the ways that amendments can be officially proposed.   True it has never yet been done.  But does that mean it is suspect or dangerous?  Remember it takes two-thirds of the States to call a Convention and any proposed amendments put forward will need the votes of three-fourths of the States to be ratified.  What’s so radical about that?

Here are my questions for those who fear a Convention of the States: Would you rather have the Constitution changed by a 5 to 4 vote of the Supreme Court?   Would you rather have the Constitution changed by the rulings of a lone federal judge?  Would you rather have the Constitution changed by the rulings of the Ninth Circuit?  Would you rather have it changed by the unilateral actions of a president?  Or would you rather have it changed by the administrative rulings of faceless bureaucrats in federal agencies?

Many express the fear that a Convention of the States would repeat History.  The original Constitutional Convention was called by Congress to propose amendments to the Articles of Confederation.  Instead the Framers locked themselves in and wrote the Constitution in secret.  Then they presented it to the States for ratification.  The congress under the Articles eventually agreed to its own dissolution when public opinion showed a majority wanted the new government as proposed.  This is the basis of the fear even if many do not know the whole story.

This fear overlooks the fact that it takes the votes of two-thirds of the states to call for a convention.  And it takes three-fourths of the states to actually pass an amendment.  Therefore, nothing could happen that was not the expression of the overwhelming majority of the representatives of the people.

Instead of a radical assault upon the Constitution

Gov. Abbott’s proposed amendments would restore constitutional protections that have been eroded and/or erased by unelected federal judges, by imperial presidents, and by unelected bureaucrats in administrative agencies.

We the People are being kept out of the process.  Why?  What are the Progressives and their media machine afraid of?

Though the Progressives consistently portray themselves through their media megaphone as the champions of the people, using the tactics of judicial overreach, legislative slight-of-hand, and bureaucratic fiat they continuously work to remove decisions from the hands of citizens.  Instead they deliver us like lambs to the slaughter to unelected federal judges and faceless bureaucrats with civil service job protection and golden parachutes.

Is it any wonder that the Progressives don’t want us to have a convention that could possibly restore the Constitution as the guarantee of limited government, individual liberty, and economic opportunity for all?

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

 

 

 

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‘Antifa’ website linked to G20 violence banned in Germany

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:32pm

German authorities have banned the most influential internet website of Antifa – the country’s militant left — in the wake of violence that occured last month outside the G20 summit in Hamburg.

In an unprecedented move against violent left-wing extremism, Germany’s Interior Ministry informed the owners of the left-wing site about the crackdown Friday, the Local reported.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière claimed the website helped incite the violence in Hamburg and warned of “serious consequences” of left-wing radicalism, the New York Times reported.

“The prelude to the G-20 summit in Hamburg was not the only time that violent actions and attacks on infrastructural facilities were mobilized on linksunten.indymedia,” the minister said, identifying the website.

He also said the site tried to “legitimize violence against police officers,” which he described as an “expression of an attitude that tramples human dignity.”

“This is absolutely unacceptable and incompatible with our liberal democratic order,” he added.

According to the Local, Germany’s internal spy agency once described the website, which has operated since 2008, as “the most important platform for violent left-wing extremism in Germany. For years it has been providing a forum for people to publish first-hand reports on left-wing crimes.”

The platform has been used to coordinate actions against various causes – as the site’s forum allowed people to post anonymously – and played a key role in organizing the riots in Hamburg, the report said.

Local police said at the time that the militants set up street barricades, looted supermarkets, torched cars and attacked police officers with Molotov cocktails, iron rods, and slingshots.

The violent clashes between the Antifa and police led to around 476 police officers being injured, while around 186 demonstrators were arrested and 225 were temporarily detained.

The Interior Ministry said the website was shut down because it “goes directly against the law in both its aims and actions,” Spiegel reported.

The police, meanwhile, searched the properties connected to the owners of the radical website in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. “At the moment several premises are being searched,” said Thomas Strobl, the state’s interior minister.

“This step marks a major blow against the extreme left in Germany,” he added.

The computers and other evidence have reportedly been seized, although no arrests in connection to the investigation have been made.

Following the announced closure, the extremist website now directs visitors to a “what to do” article calling the government’s move an “authoritarian crackdown.”

It also urges people to spread “revolutionary material and ideas everywhere” and come up with “alternative ways to communicate with each other and the general public in times of intensifying state censorship and control.”

Source: By Lukas Mikelionis @FoxNews.com

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I No Longer Read Main Stream Media

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:51am

 

I announced two days ago that I no longer read any Main Stream Media. The reason for this was my demeanor the previous day had gone to the Toilette from watching the liberal left trash every comma in President Trump’s speech in Arizona. I was so mad I didn’t even drink a cocktail. Too mad for whiskey!

The plan of the left, and its various mouthpieces is to inundate the information platforms to make use of a method right out of Mein Kamph. “If you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big one, and if you tell the lie long enough it will be accepted as truth!”

The left consistently falls back on its holy grail, racism. Why did the chicken cross the road? It’s Trump’s fault and you’re a racist. It just so happened by dumb luck, a friend introduced me to PragerU, a website composed of little five minute common sense videos explaining everything from public schools to foreign affairs, and one of the articles addressed the Main Stream Media!

Now, I’m not your average, run of the mill white, male, racist Texan. I tend to think that I’m a bit more refined, but in that one little five minute take I saw how the left literally saturated their information systems to the point so as to make their product completely useless! It is so bad that I relied on Facebook live feeds last night for updates on Hurricane Harvey because I knew if I turned on the Weather Channel the storm would eventually be Trump’s fault, the LGBTQ would claim the storm was named after a Trannie, and ANTIFA would say they had dry iced the Gulf of Mexico so as to create it to bring down Texas! I just watched some guy with his iPhone stuck to the inside of his windshield, sans commentary, save the occasional, “Holy SH…” well, you know.

After two days of not even clicking links to ANY MSM, the air cleared. Well, not the weather, that still sucks, I’m talking about the air in my head. I began to see things as they really are. I DID notice that One Hung Low over in North Korea tried to destroy the world and only managed to kill a few Tuna Fish in the Sea of Japan. See what I mean? Three weeks ago the MSM would have us to believe that runt could stand to toe with the US, Russia, China, you name it! People were following con men in Jersey trying to dig holes to hide in
out in Kansas!

Ok, solutions. Try this: Stop watching MSM right now. Now this is a process. There is an adjustment period, I know, I just went through it myself. You’ll worry you’ll miss something important. What if Jesus comes back and nobody tells you? Don’t worry about it. Jesus has got that. When your finger eases over to the link for some earth shaking news on ABC, MSNBC, CNN or any of the other cackle babble heads in various liberal boxes, go instead to YouTube and watch that video of that chick pooping in the Jacuzzi. You’ll feel much better. Then listen to some music, have a beer. You’ll be amazed, I Crappith Thee NOT! The next morning the sun will come up because Chuck Norris said it was ok! Peace out.

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Sanctions…For Better or Worse

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:33pm
By limiting the Executive’s flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together.” – President Donald Trump

He signed H.R. 3364, the ‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act’…an act that he called “seriously flawed” as he felt it put American companies at a disadvantage and hurt the interests of our European allies…but he did so for the sake of “national unity.” He signed it even though he believed it to be “unconstitutional” as it infringed upon his right as president to set policy in regards to foreign affairs. Was it the right thing to do…no. Was it the only thing he could do as all things ‘Russia’ continue to hover over everything he does, everything he says, and everything he dares think…yes…for unfortunately the votes were there to override his veto if need be…and he knew it.

And he is President Donald J. Trump…the man who won the presidency against a woman who truly belongs not just in jail but in federal prison for life…or worse.

And so just two days ago President Trump signed the very act that imposes new sanctions on North Korea, Iran, and Russia, laying to rest his hoped for true ‘reset’ with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Sold out by both the Republican held House and Senate…this act passed in the House 419-3 and in the Senate 98-2…and did so in a misplaced and misguided kumbaya show of bi-partisanship with RINO sellouts and Republican obstructionists joining with Democrats to overrule Trump’s rightful opposition to the act’s provisions that place limits on his executive power…limits that include the imposing of a 30-day review period to give Congress a chance to vote down any of his proposed changes to Russian sanctions before they can be implemented.

Basically this act severely limits President Trump’s ability to negotiate sanctions without congressional approval no matter that the Constitution calls for the president and the president alone to be the setter of foreign policy…specifically this act undermines President Trump’s ability to unilaterally lift sanctions against Russia when and if he deems it the time to do so.

And with a number of  ‘supposed’ constitutional law ‘experts’ claiming that Congress has a right to “assert its own constitutional powers”…as in to serve as a “check” on the executive branch…what this, in reality, is sadly but yet another case of the Constitution be damned…and this time those ‘supposedly’ on our side joined into damn the very document that is the law of our land.

In response to this act, President Trump issued a signed statement to let it be known that he could selectively enforce or ignore parts of bills or acts passed by Congress…which is his legal right to do and has been done in the past by both Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.
Saying that “My Administration will give careful and respectful consideration to the preferences expressed by the Congress in these various provisions and will implement them in a manner consistent with the President’s constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations,” Trump showed all who really is the boss.

And while to some degree sanctions are both needed and justified against North Korea and Iran…the sanctions placed upon Russia were nothing but payback by the Democrats and the Republican sellouts for self-perceived election tampering that never happened… and to think otherwise is more than a bit naive.

But why naive…because these new sanctions expand on already in place so-called “measures” taken by none other than Barack HUSSEIN Obama in the waning days of his presidency…“measures” to “punish” his chosen scapegoat…the Russians…for he blamed them for not getting his third term in office.

And sellouts do abound…and who should be especially ashamed of himself for selling our president out as he cheered the act being signed…none other than Speaker of the House Paul Ryan who said of the new sanctions placed on North Korea, Iran, and Russia, “Today, the United States sent a powerful message to our adversaries that they will be held accountable for their actions,” completely ignoring the fact that for the most part sanctions simply do not work… at least not always work in our favor that is…for most times those punished are the innocent people of said countries sanctioned and not their governments as intended.

And when all is said and done, the only message this sanctions act sends is that the enemy…both foreign and domestic…’trumped’ Trump and they did not have to lift a finger to do it…our Congress did it for them.

Now let’s briefly break this act down by each country sanctioned especially as to why it is being sanctioned. Starting with North Korea, who we have had sanctions on since the Korean War, previous sanctions have proven only to hurt the North Korean people themselves as the delusional man-child Kim Jong-un thumbs his nose at them as he continues launching his missiles, testing his bombs, and defying all who demand he stop.

For North Korea these new sanctions add just another layer to the already in place financial sanctions, and impose a few new sanctions that target “entities” that give North Korea access to much needed military materials… materials like certain metals and rocket and jet fuels…all in an attempt to reign in the man-child’s quest for nuclear weapons and to do so by cutting off his access to cash needed to bring his plans to fruition. And this is critical as just last week U.S. intelligence revised previous estimates to say that Pyongyang could develop the capability to deliver a nuclear weapon to the continental U.S. within a year and that some believe that their newest ICBM test could already put a number of major U.S. cities at serious risk of an attack.

Also in this act is language regarding the prohibiting of ships owned by North Korea or by countries that refuse to comply with U.N. resolutions against them from operating in American waters or docking at U.S. ports, and there is language stating that goods produced in North Korea through forced labor would be prohibited from entering the U.S.

In regards to “Death to America” Iran, the new sanctions act requires our government to create yet another strategy for countering Iranian threats in the region in addition to imposing sanctions on any “entity” that helps Iran develop its ballistic missile program along with anyone who does business with them. And the act also blocks access to Iranian property in the U.S., calls for another arms embargo, and imposes specific sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force…their tentacle of the Revolutionary Guard that carries out efforts to support terrorist acts.

And it is interesting to note that while previous sanctions placed upon Iran…sanctions like cutting off their access to global markets and investments as well as freezing $56 billion in assets…did have somewhat of an impact and has shown some results because Iran, who still remains a small enough country to isolate to some degree, actually wants both economic and political ties with the rest of the world…especially oil ties no matter that oil prices are plummeting even in light of increased demand.

But the bottom line in regards to these new sanctions placed upon both North Korea and Iran is that there really is nothing terribly new in them except for a bit of ‘belt tightening’ so to speak on what is already in place.

Now as for the what President Trump called the “shoring up of existing sanctions on Russia”…sanctions we have had in place against Russia since their 2014 invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea…sanctions which Putin has already responded to with his ordering the U.S. Embassy to reduce its staff by 755 people by September 1st (which is almost half of our diplomatic and technical personnel and would bring our presence in Russia to 455 persons…the same number they now have in the U.S.); with his ordering the closing down of the embassy’s recreational retreat on the outskirts of Moscow as well as the closing of warehouse facilities; and with his allowing for the seizing of U.S. diplomatic properties.

Simply, this new sanctions act in regards to Russia…besides playing tit-for-tat…does nothing but codify sanctions already in place under existing Executive Orders that relate to blocking property owned by people who contributed to Russia’s move on Ukraine; that punish Russia for their actual military aggression in Ukraine and Syria; and slap them on the wrist for what’s being called “malicious cyber-enabled activities,” human rights abuses, and “corruption” in Russia… “corruption” in Moscow.

Corruption in Russia…I wonder if Russia will sanction the U.S. for ‘corruption’ within our own country…especially within Washington D.C…just saying.

But specifically in regards to blocking Russian property, some European leaders are already worried that parts of the sanctions that do target Russia’s energy sector would harm the businesses already involved in piping Russian natural gas into Europe. In fact, Germany’s foreign minister said his country would not accept U.S. sanctions against Russia being applied to European companies… and know it is his right to do so.

And if some European leaders are worried about this one provision other European leaders…and leaders of non-European countries…could well be worried about other provisions or about this entire new sanctions act itself.

And a fact that must be accepted as truth no matter naysayers to the contrary is that sanctions take years to have the full effect…if they even work at all…meaning when first enacted sanctions are just a warning to those countries sanctioned to either stop what they are doing or else face the consequences. And in the case of North Korea, those consequences have further ramifications than just having to deal with U.S. sanctions.

How so…in a word, China. Remember, more than 90% of North Korea’s trade is with China, including its importing of food and energy. And with North Korea using Chinese banks to fund whatever transactions it has with the rest of the world, and with recent rounds of U.S. sanctions targeting those very Chinese banks and companies, that translates into whatever is minimally hurting China maximally hurts North Korea…more hardships they can ill-afford.

And in the case of Russia…who, yesterday saw Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev saying that the U.S. establishment had “outwitted” President Trump and the U.S. and has declared a full-fledged economic war” with Russia….has us placing, even more, sanctions on Russia for something they did not do. But know that no economic sanctions we place on Russia can make worse their own well-known economic shortcomings…as in their unsuccessful quest for economic power that monetary stability (which they do not have) would afford one…and they continue that quest no matter what it costs them on the world’s political stage…a stage where they continue to try to become super power #1 while trying to shove us down to #2.

So, with North Korea being sanctioned by us since the Korea War and yet still existing to be a real and tangible threat to the world’s safety; with Iran still remaining the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism; and with Vladimir Putin laser focused on rebuilding the once great Russian Empire…and succeeding to some degree; it can be seen that while sanctions in time might slow down for a while a country’s nefarious goals, they simply do not work in the all-important long haul for what are sanctions but unilateral deals made with oneself.

And here I think President Trump’s words say it all. “As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress”…and you know what…I think he can if Congress would only get out of his way to do what he does best…make deals. I cannot say it any plainer than that…can you.

Copyright © 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

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Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Law

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:26pm

Oregon Governor Brown signs gun confiscation bill into law
On Wednesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a Democrat-sponsored gun confiscation bill, permitting Oregon judges to order guns to be confiscated under an “Extreme Risk Protection Order”, based on hearsay evidence, and before the gun owner is permitted a hearing to challenge the order.

The law is based on Oregon Senate Bill 719 and was passed by Oregon Democrats despite widespread condemnation by constitutional scholars and gun rights groups. All but 4 Democratic senators voted in favor of the bill, while every Republican senator but one voted against the bill.

The sole “token” Republican voting for the bill, Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas, Oregon), claimed the law would “reduce veteran suicides”, and it was under that noble-sounding purpose that Democrat legislators steamrolled the bill through the legislative process.

Paul Phillips, President of Oregon Gun Owners, noted the hypocrisy and the underlying purpose of the bill. The bill, he says, will do little to prevent ‘suicides’. What it will actually do, under the guise of ‘suicide prevention’, is deprive Oregon gun owners of their legal rights under the second amendment. Gun confiscations, he says, will be “based on hearsay evidence alone, and the firearm owner is not [even] privy to a fair trial.”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signs SB719 into law on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017. the law allows Oregon courts to seize guns from citizens without advance notification, under the guise of “suicide prevention”. (Image: Oregon Governor’s Website) Confiscation hearings will be held without notifying the gun owner of the hearing

Under the law, any person would be allowed to file a petition with the court for an “extreme risk protection order” against anyone else they happen to be related to, or living with. A hearing would then be held within one day of the petition being filed, WITHOUT notifying the party whose guns will be seized about the hearing.

Gun owners will be only be allowed to challenge the seizure order AFTER their guns have been taken

If the petition is granted, a confiscation order would be immediately issued and officers would be dispatched to seize the guns. The subject of the order has no right to contest the order before their guns are confiscated. Their only option will be to initiate a costly, lengthy appeal process after the order has been issued; after their guns have been confiscated, and hope they are successful in recovering their guns before they have been destroyed.

Order can be issued based on hearsay evidence alone

Under this law, Oregon judges will be permitted to issue a “extreme risk protection order” based on any number of unrelated events or even hearsay allegations, such as a drunk driving arrest, the beginning of a divorce, allegations of drug use, or even engaging in a constitutionally-protected activity such as recently purchasing a gun or receiving firearm instruction.

No actual evidence must be presented other than the petitioner’s verbal allegation of some possible future harm or some non-substantiated fear.

While filing a “false” report would be a misdemeanor, proving a false report would be next to impossible since all a petitioner needs to do is claim to be “afraid” or “worried” about the gun owner’s mental state.

The petitioner does not need to provide any actual evidence, such as a mental health evaluation, to satisfy the requirements for confiscation. They need only have a convincing story and a sympathetic judge.

Law’s ambiguous language allows for widespread abuse and gun confiscation

The lack of specificity within the law regarding evidentiary requirements, and the range of potential petitioners possible under the law (including state officials), opens the door for widespread abuse and gun confiscation, which many claim is the actual intent of the law.

An angry roommate could enact revenge against a fellow resident, separating them from a cherished hunting rifle, simply by filing a petition alleging, “I think he is depressed and may commit suicide.” Similarly, a jilted spouse can approach a judge with a convincing story, and then watch smiling as the police confiscate her husband’s prized handgun collection before serving him with the divorce papers.

Essentially, if a petitioner has a sufficiently convincing ‘story’, or the court is already sympathetic to anti-gun rhetoric, the court is now permitted to issue an order to legally seize someone’s guns.

Oregon police officers can also petition to have someone’s guns seized Medford Oregon police officer questions a couple about their guns.

Under this law, an Oregon police officer is now permitted to petition for an order against anyone they deem to be a danger to themselves or others, for almost any reason.

A driver pulled over for a traffic infraction, for example, may later find themselves the subject of an “extreme risk protection order”, simply because they angered the officer by challenging the ticket in court. Under the law, all the officer must do is claim the person was “acting strangely” and they can petition the court to seize the person’s guns.

In other words, for the first time in Oregon history, a state agency has been granted explicit authority to remove a citizen’s property based on hearsay evidence, without permitting that citizen advance notification of the hearing, and without an opportunity to challenge the petition before the property is taken.

The law also grants police officers the power to enter the subject’s property and search for, and then seize, any additional guns not specifically identified within the protection order.

No small feat to recover the guns once they have been seized

Once a subject’s guns have been confiscated, they must convince the court to return them. Given the fact that the court was willing to seize the guns based on someone else’s unsubstantiated allegation, recovering one’s guns after they have been seized will be no small feat. Essentially, the gun owner must prove to the court that the court made a mistake; that the gun owner does not pose a risk to themselves or others.

Compounding this near impossibility, Oregon has some of the most rabidly anti-gun jurists in the nation, many of whom believe the mere ownership of a gun is evidence of mental instability and danger. Oregon Judge Kenneth Walker, for example, famously said in court last year that, if it were up to him, “No one would have guns. Not police. Not security. We should eliminate all of them.” Thanks to Governor Brown and Oregon Democrat lawmakers, now it is up to him.

Law violates the 14th Amendment’s “Due Process” clause

Under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, before the state may deprive someone of their property, they must provide the person with “due process”, which the courts have interpreted to mean, they must provide the person with notice of its intention, provide them with an opportunity to challenge the action at a hearing, and have the matter adjudicated by a neutral party.

Under this law, however, no opportunity is provided to the gun owner to challenge the confiscation BEFORE before their property has been seized. Only AFTER their guns have been seized is the gun owner provided with a hearing to challenge the action.

As such, this law appears to be a violating the 14th Amendment’s “due process” clause.

The National Rifle Association has soundly condemned the law over its due process violations, “By allowing a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member to seek the ERPO, SB 719A would allow people who are not mental health professionals, who may be mistaken, and who may only have minimal contact with the respondent to file a petition with the court and testify on the respondent’s state of mind.”

Governor Brown signed the law into effect on Wednesday.

Source: 2anews.us

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The Democrat KKK Double Standard

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:58pm

Martin Luther King stated, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  No race is superior to another; but the Democrat party has tried to link President Trump and his supporters to the KKK without looking into their own mirror and history.

KKK Grand Wizard William Quigg donated and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in March 2016 while Trump has disavowed any ties to the KKK.  Trump stated all organizations of hate are unacceptable. This includes the KKK, Antifa, or Black Lives Matter, which uses their name as a mask to incite violence with political and racial tension.

Let’s look at the facts of the KKK.

The Democrat party created the KKK to fight against equal rights for blacks after Republican President Abraham Lincoln won the Civil War.  No Democrat voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to blacks.  The KKK was honored at every Democrat National Convention from 1868 through the 1930’s.

Several prominent Democrats were KKK members including President Harry Truman; Hugo Black, who was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Supreme Court from 1937-1971.

Democrat Majority Leader, Robert Byrd, who was not only a KKK member; but a Grand Keagle, a recruiter for the KKK signed up members for $10 a head.  He joined because it “offered excitement,” and because the Klan was an effective force in “promoting American values.”  He stated in a letter, “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth…. in every state in the nation.” Byrd became the Democrat leader of the U.S. Senate and served from 1951-2010 and filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

In the 1960’s Martin Luther King, a Republican, fought against the Democrats, ultimately sacrificing his life for his dream of equality. It was Republicans and a black Republican by the name of A. Phillip Randolph, who organized King’s March on Washington in 1963, which was opposed by Democrat President John F. Kennedy, who used the FBI to target King while Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Democrat, used wiretapping to spy on Martin Luther King.

Remember Governor George Wallace?   Democrat.  Bull Connor?  Democrat.  They supported slavery and were the ones turning water hoses and dogs on black protesters in the 1960s

Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, who as a senator, also fought against the Civil Rights Act in 1957, was also known as a racist. Yet, he realized “negroes” “were getting pretty uppity these days.” LBJ continued, “Now, we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.” After Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, he stated to two governors on Air Force One, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

As recently as the 1980s, Senator Ernest Hollings, Democrat of South Carolina, publicly referred to blacks as “darkies” and Hispanics as “wetbacks” without suffering any punishment from his party.

In 1983, Republican President Ronald Reagan signed into law Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday.  However, in 1985, then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, Democrat, signed Act 985 into law, making the birthdates of Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee, the general who led the Civil War Confederate Army, state holidays on the same day in Arkansas.

On May 5, 1993, Clinton praised ex-Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright as “my mentor,” as he gave the nation’s highest civilian award – the Presidential Medal of Freedom – to a man who spent the vast majority of his public career and life as a proud segregationist, who voted against the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Acts.

I have no problem placing Civil War monuments in a Civil War museum; but there should not be a double standard.  Monuments of racists Democrats should be also be taken down and placed in their own Racist Democrat Museum.

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere”.  He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Stand Up America

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:33am

Time to Stand Up America! You guys know I’m not a sensitive guy. As of today I will no longer read Main Stream Media. The mad dog attacks on the president yesterday was beyond the pale. President Trump could have sang “God Bless America and left the stage and ABC, MSNBC, CNN, all the rest would have said he sang off key!

Then there’s ANTIFA! I’ve never seen a bigger bunch of ill informed, lazy, poorly educated bunch of rabble in my life. Just when you think they can’t get stupider they go to a whole new level. They try to disrupt Phoenix and get gassed. One even got shot in the dick with a canister, and that was special. Then that stupid bitch standing in the middle of the street blubbering about how the police were abusing all these masked marauders. What part of “DISPERSE” do they not understand.

There will be no Civil War, but there will be blood. Time to Stand Up America! The nation is about to go ballistic on ANTIFA, and the police won’t have the time to log in all the homicides, and that’s a good thing! Most people in America are good people who just want to live their lives and be left alone, and it’s time to Stand Up America! There is no room in a civilized society for ANTIFA. They have given up that right.

The Main Stream Media is a debilitated myth. Walter Cronkite is dead, and he took it all with him. WE are the Main Stream Media now. People make fun of Alex Jones! He goes off the deep end here and there but not one word from the MSM rings true. And they are racist! All you see are black reporters griping about being black, and white reporters trying to BE black, and the very moment a black person insinuates that all this propaganda may be off center, well, he’s an “Uncle Tom.”

The country is NOT falling apart. ANTIFA is NOT going to force the president out of office, and George Soros is just a wetback with a checkbook. Support the president. Support the police. Support out troops. America! Texas is there for you. Let them come here. WE are the ones time and time again who have proven we will back up in a church and shoot at you, and ANTIFA is just one more crazy wrinkle in a insane, liberal blanket, and it’s time to Stand Up America!

 

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A Madness of Sorts

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:28pm

They have much in common and yet they refuse to see it. They each worship violence and hold true to a belief system that dictates they are always right and everybody else is always wrong…and yet they fear showing their faces or having their identities found out. Cowards all who might say the words or even physically act out, but words alone and actions taken do not mean they have the needed courage to stand strong by their own convictions. And those convictions are such of the unrighteous for the righteous do not hide behind masks or hoods in an effort to hide who and what they are.

And these unrighteous of which I speak are really all those on the side of the alt-left no matter that some claim they are the alt-right. But know that no matter what they call themselves, together they compose a new faction of terrorist…as in political terrorists all. Both far-left Democrats and far-right Republicans one and the same tied together by hate, as even their individual actions mirror the individual actions of the other with both screaming threats of violence against our government…with both screaming death to our president and all who support or defend him.

Violence unleashed and violence misplaced…and now that violence uses as its touchpoint statues… mere objects of stone, wood, metal, or cement… inanimate objects now taking on a life, if you will, of their own, and claiming to do so in the name of racial equality that is anything but.

Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and even the Ku Klux Klan…the infamously Democrat-birthed hate group pretending to be far right but who really are far-left, seem to be focused in on statues representing America’s past. Confederate statues and monuments honoring a war and men that divided our nation in hate…brother against brother…friend against friend…even father against son. Hate turned into a war dripping in the blood of those on both sides…a war fought by whites defending blacks…a war fought by whites wishing blacks to remain beasts of burden to serve them until dead. And now symbols of that war fought long in America’s past…symbols of generals and battles both won and lost…symbols dressed in the guise of statues…statues but one part of our collective American past…statues now becoming ground zero of hate so completely out of control.

And while those statutes have stood in parks and fields and even as monuments leading into our courthouses and such…and with so many having stood uncontested for a century or more…now suddenly those very same statues have become evil personified and must be either taken down, relocated, stored away, or outright destroyed. ‘Rules for Radicals’ now coming to life by both sides of these hate mongers who are using tactics not only to cause contention and mischief, but are using tactics that are the calling card of the ultimate hate group of all…ISIS. Statues broken, statues blown up…statues that stood for ages in the heart of the Middle East…statues that told a history ISIS did not like…statues they alone found offensive to islam and to allah…statues and even ancient remains of cities now forever gone…physical reminders of a past whose ghosts and shadows will always remain for that which existed can never truly be erased.

And now Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other black-hate groups are doing exactly what ISIS did as they zero in on and deem Confederate statues offensive to people of color and that what is offensive to them must be torn down. Thinking that if you cannot see a reminder of a sad part of America’s past then that part of America’s past never existed, but in their thinking they are actually doing their ancestors a great dishonor for in their erasing the memory of their ancestor’s backs broken amongst their collective tears and blood shed…history itself is not erased…it just has a sheet thrown over it.

A sheet not unlike that worn by their fellow compatriots in hate…as in the Ku Klux Klan…who think that a sheet can cover and hide what is fascism of the white kind. And do not for a moment think that all the black hate against any and everything white is not fascism as well, for while their color might be different, haters who are intolerant of anyone who disagrees with or are different than themselves are the epitome of fascists for they, like fascists of the past, want to suppress their opposition by any and all means at their disposal…fascism 101.

But know above all else that the tearing down of statues is neither the black-haters nor the white-haters (who but pretend to violently oppose such actions) true goal, for both groups are anarchists in their own way who are focused upon garnering the same ultimate prize…a prize of erected to themselves a statue of victory for their tearing down the very foundation upon which our nation was built…a foundation that “all men are created equal”…a foundation of “liberty and justice for all.”

And if they succeed in that goal our beloved America is lost to the haters on both sides of the always colored political aisle….black-haters pretending to be outraged over injustices now relegated to history books and to the passage of time…white-haters turning the black-haters hate around into violence of their own and doing so while challenging the others to do something about it…to cross ‘red lines’ if you will. Violence begetting violence and the circle of hate is complete while both sides forget that the sins of the past via visual reminders like statues and monuments, actually help to serve as reminders of how far as a nation we have come…help serve to remind us to ‘never forget’ the sins of our fathers…for forgetting means history will surely repeat itself…and this time the cost of forgetting will be much worse than was all the slave blood shed.

Again using a blueprint set down by ISIS…the very islamist killing machine that has brought mind control and brainwashing…coupled of course with the spilling of much blood…to an almost if not daily highly effective occurrence…our country will soon become immersed in a racial war so intense that a collective madness of sorts…a madness of true submissiveness to do what you are told for fear your life could be forfeited for the common goal…will overtake both sides of the color-charged, hate-group spectrum. And the same red blood that courses through all our veins will run through America’s streets unfettered both by copycat killers and by a government who can do little to nothing to stop it short of declaring martial law forcing the killing of fellow Americans who dare to breech this sad new reality of hate run amok.

A truly misplaced and misguided blueprint for war from those on the black side still hungry for the blood of and reparations from self-perceived white task masters who never were…while those on the white side remain hungry for the blood of those trying to lord over them what was but no longer is…both sides forgetting how far we as a nation have come in matters of race.

But how far we have come does still fall short of equality not for the black man who the media and kumbaya sorts always seem to give a free pass to for both violent actions taken and for so many words of incitement spoken no matter how many innocents and guilty lay dead…but equality for the white populace who are being held hostage to the will of those who can neither let go of the past nor who have the desire to move forward on their own. ‘Whitey’ is still needed but on the blacks-haters terms alone, and while the white-haters have every right to say ‘no’ to their demands, they have no right doing so via violence initiated or blood shed…nor for that matter do white politicians still promising more ‘free stuff’ in exchange for black votes.

And all the true progress made…and know that progress can be seen in the numbers and the percentages of blacks who do not belong to, sympathize with, or support black-hate groups… numbers that show that while hate groups in total have sadly risen by 17% to more than 900 strong since 2014, the number of neo-Nazis and white supremacy hate groups have actually been steadily declining not increasing in numbers..proving for all with eyes open to see that this ongoing hate and ensuing violence with blood shed is indeed media generated, most probably George Soros funded, and surely Barack HUSSEIN Obama initiated as payback for denying him…via Hillary Clinton…his third term in office. And what better way to do so than to use the very black people he claims as his own as expendable pawns in his game of revenge.

So are we as many claim becoming a country now on course for racism to become a permanent part of who we as Americans are…to that I think not…for the bottom line is that save for a few racism is not a part of the fabric of our American society. Racism is taught not innate and as such racism can fade away on its own if only the media would ignore the actions of a few and concentrate more on the actions of the many, especially if we together view the future with optimism instead of with hate.

Copyright @ 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved

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Thoughts Regarding The Cultural Revolution In The US

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:15pm

The Cultural Revolution

In the 1960s, China’s communist rulers literally declared war against Chinese history, habits and symbols as Mao Zedong and his revolutionaries attempted to fundamentally transform China in their image. It ripped the social fabric of China. More than a million people were killed.

A similar cultural revolution may be underway in America. Last night, a mob tor down and destroyed a monument to a Southern soldier in Durham, North Carolina. Per local media report, the mob was led by anti-fascists, the Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist World Workers party.

The fringe left is on fire. Its seething hatred of America has been unleashed. “Charlottesville is just the beginning,” one far left website declared. Another proudly proclaims that “capitalism is in crisis” and “The American state is collapsing.”

I am glad the North won the Civil War. But I am disgusted by the left’s desire to purge our history. I am sickened by the left’s disrespect for property. And I am outraged by the left’s eagerness to suppress opinions it disagrees with.

The left’s tendency toward totalitarianism and violent behavior is dangerous. It must be resisted just as vehemently as the racism of the KKK.

Will any reporter today ask Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer or Elizabeth Warren to denounce the Communist party and the mob violence against historical landmarks?

Carried to its logical conclusion, eventually mobs will be marching on Monticello and Constitution Hall. Al Sharpton is on the record already. He said that the Jefferson Memorial cannot be permitted to stand as a publicly funded national monument.

Ultimately, this isn’t about Southern slave owners in the 1850s. The far-left hates America – all of it, North and South, now and today. Our schools all too often are not teaching American history. They are teaching anti-American history.

Irony Abounds

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement demanding that “every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery” be removed or have its name changed.

That’s an interesting position for CAIR to take since it would require that every mosque in America be shut down. Mosques are dedicated to the teachings of Muhammad and Muhammad owned slaves. He took opponents as slaves after they were defeated on the battlefield.

Also, joining the fray is Planned Parenthood, which tweeted, “#StandWithCharlottesville against racism & hate in your community.” This is coming from an organization founded by Margaret Sanger, who was a disgusting eugenicist. Her purpose in founding Planned Parenthood was to weed out “less desirable” populations.

Source: By Gary Bauer @TexasConservativeReview.com

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You Said Nothing

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:42pm

Here you go:LIBERALS: YOU SAID NOTHING….1. You said nothing when Obama used drone strikes to execute people abroad.

2. You said nothing about Russia for 50 years until Trump was inaugurated.

3. You said nothing about Hillary’s campaign manager’s brother being paid $175,000 to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia.

4. You said nothing when Obama engaged in military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval.

5. You said nothing Obama greatly expanded presidential power through the use of Executive Orders.

6. You said nothing when Obama filled his White House with lobbyists after he said he wouldn’t.

7. You said nothing when Obama gave 47 of his fundraisers Administration jobs.

8. You said nothing about the murders and rapes at the hands of illegal immigrants.

9. You said nothing when Hillary’s net worth rose over $100 million as Secretary of State, in part, because her husband took money from foreign governments.

10. You said nothing after Obama’s net worth rose over $10 million as President.

11. You said nothing when Obama’s Justice Dept. Wiretapped/surveilled reporters such as James Rosen and the AP.

12. You said nothing when Obama restricted immigration 6 times with Executive Orders.

13. You said nothing when Obama set a record for deportations.

14. You said nothing when Bill Clinton met Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac during the Clinton investigation.

15. You said nothing when Hillary was fed debate questions.

16. You said nothing when Obama and Hillary lied about a video and Benghazi.

17. You said nothing when Obama’s IRS abused the rights of taxpayers.

18. You said nothing when Obama’s White House held meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near the White House to avoid disclosure requirements.

19. You said nothing when Eric Holder sold the guns you hate to criminals and some were used to kill Americans.

20. You said nothing when the Clinton’s took White House property.

21. You said nothing when Hillary laughed off defending a child-rapist.

22. You said nothing when Hillary lied about her private use of a private email server as Secretary of State.

23. You said nothing when Janet Reno, under Bill Clinton, used a tank to kill the Branch Dividians.

24. You said nothing when, on May 13, 1985, a bomb was dropped on a row house in Philadelphia to uproot the black liberation group known as Move, resulting in a fire that eventually burned down 61 houses, killed 11 people (including five children) And injured dozens.

25. You said nothing was Elian Gonzales was forcibly deported using guns.

26. You said nothing when George Soros paid protesters to burn parts of Ferguson.

27. You said nothing about states’ rights until Trump’s Executive orders on immigration.

28. You said nothing about Obama’s smoking.

29. You said nothing about the record numbers of people on government assistance. Not a word, liberals!

30. You said nothing about the number of part time and low paying jobs under the Obama recovery.

31. You said nothing when Obama had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.

32. You said nothing when Obama claimed that the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.

33. You said nothing about when Obama ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.

34. You said nothing when the national debt doubled under Obama.

35. You said nothing when 9 times the Supreme Court unanimously overturned Obama’s expansive use of Executive Power.

36. You said nothing when Obama dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.

37. Liberals, You said nothing when Obama released Guantanamo detainees were released and went back to kill Americans.

38. You said nothing when Obama unilaterally changed Congressional law by Executive Order.

39. You said nothing when Obama fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson.

40. You said nothing liberals, about the 36 Obama’s executive office staffers that owed $833,970 in back taxes.

41. You said nothing when Obama Killed four Americans overseas in counterterrorism operations without a judicial process.So if you are voicing your objections about the months of Trump, I’m sorry… we can’t hear you because you said NOTHING before!!! You gather to protest every word the president says. How’s that tear gas taste?

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