For the last several years I have watched in utter disgust as a steady stream of liberal groups have acted out violently in cities across our nation. Whether it was the Occupy Movement, Black Lives Matter or most recently the anti-Trump “protesters,” there is a common thread to all these anarchist-type leftists. While some of their grievances may have merit, what might begin as organized protests soon turns to threats, rioting, vandalizing, destruction and assaults. Common to many of these violent events are clashes with police, tear gas, arrests, and injuries. Sadly, some of these criminal leftists have even killed those we entrust our safety to — our men and women in blue.
The media is quick to cover for these radical extremists, often comparing them to protests by the tea party movement on the right, as if there is some moral equivalence. But this comparison could not be more distorted, and intentionally fraudulent, by a media that is hell-bent on uplifting the radical leftist groups and marginalizing and misrepresenting peaceful conservative protests.
I founded the Chattanooga Tea Party in early 2009 and was present at the inception of the modern tea party movement. I’ve been engaged in this worthy and impactful conservative movement every step of the way. Our group in Chattanooga, just one of thousands across our nation, began as a protest rally on April 15, 2009. with patriotic songs, prayers, inspiring speakers, and more than 2,500 local citizens. The family friendly protest was peaceful and consisted of mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, professionals, blue-collar, white, black, hispanic, elected officials, clergy and more. As was the case in all of our rallies, we consistently left the locations we rented as clean or cleaner than when we arrived. And not once did we have any clashes with authorities.
In the fall of that same year, more than a million tea party members and conservative groups traveled to Washington DC, to protest the policies of our government. The protest was peaceful, patriotic, respectful and there was not one violent clash with authorities or citizens. In 2013, I had the opportunity to speak at the Audit the IRS Rally on the grounds of our Capitol in Washington, DC. Many tens of thousands of tea party patriots attended and again there were no clashes, violence or destruction.
Most of us who led in the founding of the tea party movement had never participated in a grassroots political effort, particularly one that was focused on expressing the frustration and anger that had been simmering for many years. But while tea party members had little experience in leading protests, there was a common thread of love of country, respect for the law and regard for our fellow citizens, even when we disagreed. Furthermore, our strategy was to use the power of citizen lobbying, persuasion and ultimately the ballot box to effect change; not intimidation, violence, and rioting.
To be clear, the tea party is not a perfect movement. We have had our share of struggles and some of our members have not represented us well. But those are the rare exceptions. And even in those instances, they do not include rioting, violence or worse.
But not so with many of our fellow citizens on the left side of the aisle. The record is one of consistent and regular rioting and violence over the last several years. Here are just a few examples of their detestable criminal activity, but there are literally dozens and dozens:
Black Lives Matter
While certainly there are millions of Democrats and liberals who would never protest by picking up stones, bottles or even guns to vent their anger, the truth is there are millions who would and tens of thousands who have. There is a quote that states, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak.”
There’s a deafening silence from many Democrats/liberals as the behavior of many in their party can only be characterized as criminal. Most agree that our nation is deeply divided. But there is no doubt that the continued silence of the Left when its own engage in violent acts will only worsen the deep divide. So I call on my fellow Americans who may not identify with a conservative ideology, or even the unorthodox style of our new president, to reject the path of violence and anarchy. Protest if you feel the need, but do so in a peaceful and respectful manner. Convince your fellow Americans of the soundness of your views and values via your ideological arguments, not your violent acts. Only then can we hope “to form a more perfect union.”
Source: Mark West @ Awake to Freedom
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The American Revolution changed the world. Our Declaration of Independence proclaims self-evident truths. That all men are created equal, they’re endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These words shook a world held in the vise-grip of hereditary privilege inspiring people around the globe. Our Constitution established a representative federal republic with a limited government of the people, by the people and for the people.
Over the space of 241 years, we have watched as our constitutionally limited government grew until it’s a leviathan running amok like Godzilla in Tokyo smashing things and scaring boy scouts. Today the Federal government is the largest employer in America, states are the largest employers in the states and counties are among the largest employers in the counties get the picture? Government is on a rampage and unless Mothra is going to fly in to save the day we have to deal with Frankenstein-on-the-Potomac ourselves.
Such brazen power-plays as when the Executive Branch under our now departed and not lamented leader BHO issued the Legislature an ultimatum, either pass Cap-N-Trade or we’ll impose it administratively through command-and-control made the dramatic changes in our political culture shockingly apparent. Has our balance of powers melted away under the glare of executive orders, signing statements and ultimatums? Some people say this is evolution. To others it’s devolution. Our hard-won and dearly-paid-for Republic has been devolving into a command-and-control all-encompassing central-state.
With political dynasties bequeathing congressional seats like hereditary fiefdoms it’s becoming hard to explain why we left the British Empire.
We have not only had taxation without representation as congressional party-line voters ignore their constituents we have also had representation without taxation as the perpetually re-elected Lords and Ladies represent the illegal immigrants and the professional welfare hammock-riders.
These big government social planners believed they had achieved their community organizing goals fulfilling a paraphrase of Lincoln’s famous quote, “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.” They believed the activist BHO administration would fundamentally change America beyond the ability of We the People to even have a chance of righting the Ship of State.
However, if these would be commissars from the faculty lounge would have bothered to step 20 miles outside the Beltway obviously there was a counter-revolution brewing. The Tea Party was overtaking the Republican Party in popularity. It had already supplanted them at the grassroots of the conservative movement. By 2010 an avalanche of voters thronged the polling places demanding their country back. With a RINO like Romney heading the ticket in 2012, millions stayed home. However, in 2014 they resurged and once again gave BHO and his Progressives the shellacking they deserved.
Following the tactics of Saul Alinsky brought the Obama-ACORN-SEIU coalition control of the Democratic Party and the country but following the Cloward/Piven Strategy for overwhelming the system to impose an alternative system has to lead to a complete repudiation of this radical departure from traditional American politics and economics. We aren’t Venezuela. Even after decades of legislative efforts to progressively create a permanent underclass of government dependents who would follow their leaders to the next looting of productive members of society the majority in this country still want freedom and opportunity not cradle-to-grave mediocrity.
We the People have staged a counter-revolution against this growing tyranny. Was it a violent revolution? Did we stage mass demonstrations, attack opponents, or try to silence debate? No, it was a peaceful, lawful revolution at the ballot box.
Remember the illegal and unprecedented assaults upon America that we endured from BHO and his regime. The imperial president used the EPA to impose the onerous restrictions of Cap-N-Trade after Congress rejected them stunting and strangling the economy with regulations. He used the Department of Homeland Security to change the enforcement of immigration policy and cook the books without any messy public debate by the representatives of the people.
Ruling by decree, “I have a pen and I have a phone,” is hardly compatible with constitutionally-limited government. We were told the administration had solutions. They shoved their prescription to heal the greatest health care system in the world with the big lie, “If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Period.” Like a pig-in-a-poke their San Francisco leader told us, “We have to pass the plan to find out what’s in the plan.” They claimed to have a solution to save or create jobs while we lost jobs every month or created low paying part time jobs at best, a draconian solution for the man-made global warming hoax, a solution for endless wars for elusive peace. They said they had a solution for everything. It reminded me of the drug dealer saying, “If you’ve got a problem take a pill.”
They said they wanted a contribution. Back in the good old change we could believe in days the dialogue of class warfare repeated that no one making under 250,000, or was it 150,000, or was it …anyway only the evil rich would have to pay a dime of new taxes. Many working people found out we were rich after BHO’s first April 15th stand and deliver day.
Everyone has known since at least that tax-cutting wild man JFK that cutting taxes increases revenue to the government and raising them lowers revenue. Since the government knows raising taxes lowers revenue and since they said they were raising taxes to increase revenue what were they trying to do? Complicated tax codes are used as a way to incentivize and de-incentivize behavior.
If you want more widgets give tax breaks for buying widgets. If you want less widgets tax widgets. Using that for a guide notice what was being pushed and what’s being pulled? Under BHO we saw taxes on producers and tax breaks for non-producers, tax cuts for people who don’t pay taxes and tax increases for those who do. Taking the money of producers to bailout the greedy, reward the cronies and support the lazy.
Executive orders and signing statements have been used in Republican and Democrat administrations for years to change the Constitution without changing the Constitution. In BHO’s USSA sweeping new powers by regulators threatened to make Congress irrelevant as an all-powerful Executive Branch grew like a malignant tumor.
We the People didn’t lose heart. We didn’t despair. In faith we knew it was going to be all right?
I remember how many of these articles I end during those dark days of the BHO regime with, “Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall Overcome.”
Today as the defeated and rejected Progressives stage rallies, protests and riots I urge the same counsel. The last thing we need in this crowded theater full of combustible emotions is either a match or someone shouting fire. The snowflakes and those who manipulate them combined with the fellow travelers and the useful idiots are like a bully pushing someone hoping to elicit a response. They appear to be hoping to spark a civil war.
I believe prayer got us here. And though the prearranged, prepaid, and predictable demonstrations and riots are meant to provoke us to respond don’t let them worry you.
Why worry when you can pray?
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected] Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens
The only known, living terrorist connected to the May 2015 attack at the Muhammad Art contest in Texas, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Prosecutors had been asking for a life sentence. Kareem, whose given name is Decarus Thomas, is a former Baptist who converted to Islam.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, Kareem was found guilty by a federal jury in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2016. The jury took less than three days to render a verdict for helping to plan the attack. He and the terrorists who traveled to Garland attended the same mosque in Phoenix. Prosecutors charged that Kareem provided the firearms to the two Islamic terrorists and that he trained and housed them. He took them to the desert to practice marksmanship.
United States District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton presided over the case. Kareem told the judge he “had nothing to do with this crime,” reported the BBC. The prosecutor was reported to say that the converted Muslim played a very active role in helping to plan mass murder.
The indictment alleged that “the three men became interested in violent jihad and the foreign terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).” It also stated, “The three men watched and read ISIL-related videos and other materials relating to ISIL and violent jihad and expressed their support for the terrorist organization.”
“On or about 2014” the three “began conspiring to support ISIL.”
Kareem was indicted in December 2015 on five counts: (1) Conspiracy; (2) Interstate Transportation of Firearms with Intent to Commit a Felony; (3) Making False Statements; (4) Felon in Possession of Firearm; and (5) Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Prosecutor Joseph Koehler accused Kareem, telling the jury, “He was a motivator. He was a bankroller. He was a trainer and an intended participant.” The two men had a photo of an ISIS flag that they brought to Texas.
The two Islamic terrorists who traveled to Texas, Kareem’s co-conspirators, were shot and killed within 15 seconds after they reached the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, as reported by Breitbart Texas. The terrorists arrived at the gun-free zone armed with Kel-Tec Sub-2000s and grenades. The Curtis Culwell Center is part of the Garland Independent School District.
Breitbart Texas reported that the officer who fought off the two Islamic terrorists received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor from President Obama in May. The terrorists were firing Kel-Tec Sub-2000s and wearing body armor. The officer who killed them, Garland Police Officer Gregory Stevens, was armed only with a pistol, a .45 caliber Glock.
In July 2015, Pamela Geller, the art exhibit’s organizer, wrote an article revealing information about the terrorists’ mosque in Phoenix, as well as other mosques that have been attended by terrorists. Geller said Ibrahim (formerly Elton) Simpson and Nadir Soofi, the two terrorists who attempted the attack in Garland, were members of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix.
Geller wrote that Simpson’s friend Courtney Lonergan remembers, according to the Arizona Republic, that “Simpson would never waver from the teachings he picked up in the mosque and elsewhere.” Lonergan said, “He was one of those guys who would sleep at the mosque. The fact that he felt personally insulted by somebody drawing a picture had to come from the ideological rhetoric coming out of the mosque.”
After the terror attempt in Garland, ISIS claimed credit for the attack, as reported by Breitbart Texas. They called the terrorists “soldiers of the caliphate” and promised more violence. The message was transmitted in an audio statement through the group’s Al Bayan radio station, according to an AP report published on the ABC13 News website. It was not clear if the shooters were acting under direct orders from the Islamic State, or if they pledged their allegiance to ISIS and then acted on their own. One day after the attack, Breitbart News reported that approximately 200 Muslims in Pakistan held a gathering to honor the Garland jihadis.
The attack has been referred to as a “jihad against free speech,” as reported by Breitbart News.
Watch Cruz and Sanders duke it out for a full hour and a half:
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San Francisco’s mayor announced Monday that the city would make college education free to all of its residents through the City College of San Francisco.
The agreement, made possible through a tax on properties sold for at least $5 million, is expected to begin next fall.
“To California residents who are living in San Francisco, your community college is now free,” Mayor Ed Lee said.
Any San Franciscan who’s lived in the city for at least a full year will be eligible, regardless of income, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Supervisor Jane Kim edlikened the agreement to public schooling for K-12 students, saying that City College would be free to all, too.
“Even the children of the founders of Facebook,” Kim said. Here’s how the deal works:
San Francisco voters approved a transfer tax last November. Through that, the city plans to provide $5.4 million annually for qualified students to cover the $46-per-credit fees they typically pay, according to the Chronicle. Both full- and part-time eligible students can qualify.
Low-income students with fees already waived by the state will receive $500 per year if they’re enrolled full time, ABC 7 and KCRA 3 reported. Those funds can be used to pay for textbooks and supplies, which total about $1,700 for full-time students. Such students attending part time will receive $200 per year for the same purpose.
City College trustees hope the program will deal will lead to higher enrollment and, with that, more state funding for the school. The college lost a third of students during an accreditation crisis, The San Francisco Examiner reported, but had its accreditation renewed last month. The city’s $5.4 million is enough to pay for current students’ tuition while allowing for a 20% enrollment increase, according to the newspaper.
Now we will just wait and watch California continue to self-sabatoge and implode thanks to the liberal idiots running the state into the ground.
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When North Korea sentences a juche follower to a re–education camp at least the ride is free, but when the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia urges members to enter a re–education camp the charge is $79.00.
In the past BGAV’s Disaster Response teams performed a valuable service and Christian witness. During my training session we were told BGAV sent mobile kitchens during Baltimore’s unrest to prepare meals for police and National Guardsmen.
In March Virginia’s supposedly conservative, orthodox Baptist leadership is sponsoring the Mid–Atlantic Regional Justice Conference: Motto — “Be the Change.”
Jesus was notorious for demanding his disciples change everything, including names. But I seriously doubt Evangelicals who voted 81 percent for Trump are going to be willing to change allegiance to George Soros on the say–so of the hard–left cadre staffing the conference.
I’m trying to picture the church ladies who attended my disaster–training enjoying these conference sessions:
On the plus side, after sitting through those harangues attendees will have enough personal guilt to convert to Catholicism, if they remain Christians at all.
If this were a Unitarian or Unite conference it would make perfect sense, but Baptists? The agenda, Biblical beliefs and political orientation of the conference apparatchiks are completely at odds with every Southern Baptist church I’ve attended.
In many instances what these practitioners believe is heresy in any mainline Baptist church.
I have a strong suspicion the one word Dr. Herbst thinks God speaks on immigration is “amnesty,” particularly since he’s a religion professor that evidently doesn’t believe the unborn have a “God–given right to life.” Amnesty is also pretty much a sure thing for Miller who writes for G92.org. Slogan: “Immigrants Aren’t Illegals.”
Harris has a surprise in store for law–and–order conservatives since it’s his belief there’s a strong link between support for capital punishment and lynching. Even being opposed doesn’t let white Baptists off the hook for a hanging judge like Harris. He contends, “…generations of white privilege and black under-privilege have shaped society such that whites are often numb to the reality of their disproportionate privilege to blacks.”
So take that, white Obama voters.
Something tells me Willson isn’t really quite ready to go “beyond white guilt.” His Facebook page reveals an aggressive leftist who despises Trump supporters. He contends, “The rise of evangelical support for Donald Trump reveals, quite visibly…the dearth of compassion among American Christians.”
If Willson ever gets tired of the church, he can always minister to “Occupy.” He’s described as a “Red Letter Christian” and red is right. Willson is “pro–choice,” supports homosexual “marriage” and is active in the anti–police Black Lives Matter movement.
Casselberry is another leftist eager to start the ball rolling on after–election reconciliation. His poem “American Delusion” says it all:
“The American dream is an illusion
Land of opportunity?
a Trumped up delusion
A legacy of terror we still refuse to see
Land of the free?
Home of the slave and the lynching tree.”
Officially sponsoring a conference where devoted, church–going Baptists will be dropped into a cauldron of seething leftists is so unbelievable I thought maybe the decision to join this collection of cultural Marxists was the action of a young staffer who didn’t know better and had to justify the “COEXIST” sticker on her car.
So I repeatedly called BGAV Exec. Director John Upton to find out if sponsorship was simply a failure to do basic research. Unfortunately Upton has fallen victim to the form of pride that says since I’m doing God’s work, there is no need to observe minor social niceties. Upton refused to speak with me and explain BGAV thinking.
The official BGAV sponsorship of a divisive, anti–American, heresy–spouting group of propagandists is an insult to the believing Baptists who fill the pews each Sunday and donate to missions.
Believers typically assume denomination leadership reflects the Bible as it’s written and the wishes of the membership. That’s not always the case. In Virginia it’s time to stop being as innocent as doves and start being as wise as serpents. A good place to begin would be by withholding personal and their churches’ financial contributions to the BGAV.
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Earlier today, Betsy DeVos was officially confirmed as the next Secretary of Education in a historic tie breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Republicans everywhere are rejoicing in the glory that another one of President Trump’s nominees have been cleared. I, on the other hand, am not.
I have been one of the most vocal and avid supporters of the Trump Campaign, and now, the Trump Administration but I refuse to be a yes woman to the administration. The accountability of the Trump Administration takes precedence over my support for them. Betsy DeVos is a poor choice for the Secretary of Education and I feel it imperative to explain why.
First and foremost, DeVos is a poor choice to lead the Department of Education because there should be no Department of Education. Under the constitution, there is no legal basis for a Department of Education at the federal level. As in 1979, when the department was established, it is unconstitutional in the eyes of those who fight for the liberty of the American people. To give the federal government power over our schools and our children is the antithesis of what we believe as conservatives and constitutionalists. It is an unnecessary and illegal federal bureaucratic intrusion into local affairs. The 10th amendment gives control of education, amongst other things, to the state and local governments. The federal government is unconstitutionally involved in education and has been since the Carter Administration. The first step to solving education is to eliminate the unconstitutional Department of Education.
According to the Department of Education’s website, their purpose is to “establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights.”
Donald Trump, during his campaign, promised to cut the Department of Education in its entirety. The only good appointment to head the Department of Education is someone who is prepared to work themselves out of a job. The appointment of DeVos is a broken promise to the American people. DeVos clearly stated in her confirmation hearings she plans to enforce the mandates from ESSA making it evident she has no intention of eliminating the Department of Education.
Betsy DeVos believes strongly in school choice, but school choice is no choice. When it comes to school choice, students receive vouchers, also referred to as opportunity scholarships, which are state-funded scholarships parents can use to send their child to a charter or private school, for rather than public school. Private schools must meet minimum standards established by legislatures in order to accept voucher recipients. This means when the federal money follows the child through vouchers, the liberty is taken from the that school, and given right back to the federal government. Most traditional public schools are run by a school board made up of duly-elected members from the community. The school board is accountable to the community it serves. Locally elected school boards are the voice of the people they serve. Without locally elected school boards, the taxpayers is no longer represented. It is truly taxation without representation. This is not the case for voucher or charter schools. Charters are run by appointed boards and committees that are not accountable to parents and the taxpayer. When parents are unhappy with their public school, they can organize, vote for new leadership or even take a leadership role, themselves. When parents are unhappy with their charter or voucher school, they have been silenced. They have no elected representation.
Pundits and profiteers love to spout rhetoric about how well charter schools teach kids. But there is zero evidence to back up that claim. That is a marketing tactic. It’s like when you’re in a bad neighborhood and walk past a dive that claims to have the best cup of coffee in the city. Will you actually get the best cup of coffee? Maybe… But probably not. Surely, some charter schools do exceptionally well. However, most charters and almost all cyber charters do perform below that of their public school counterparts.
We have real problems. Over half of public school students are living below the poverty line. They are already several grade levels behind their non-impoverished peers before they even enter kindergarten. We need to invest our time, energy, and resources into things that combat this – tutoring, counseling, wraparound services, proper nutrition, etc. The predicament is even more complicated by the way schools receive funding. Throughout the country, poor districts get less money than the wealthy and even middle class ones. The students who go to these schools are systematically being cheated out of resources and opportunities. And instead of helping them, we are playing a shell game with charter and voucher schools. The problem isn’t that parents don’t have several excellent choices. If they’re poor, they often don’t have one and school choice is not supported by grassroots movements, it is supported by billionaires.
The idea of school choice a lot like socialism — it sounds good in theory, but it doesn’t work. By granting certain students admission into “better” schools, we are ignoring the bigger problem and its a zero sum game. This is very simple to understand. Usually when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If we really want to ensure every child in this country gets an excellent education, the answer isn’t school choice. Instead, we need to commit to supporting our public school system. We all need to be in this together. Yes, our schools should look at the needs of each child and tailor education to fit appropriately. But that shouldn’t be done in parallel school systems. It should be done under the same umbrella. That way, you can’t defund and defraud one without hurting all. It can’t just be about your child. It has to be about all children. That’s the only choice worth making.
School choice is no choice when the money follows the child.
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This woman is a real piece of work. The left is so busy blaming Bush for everything, they forgot we have a new president!
Tha best part? SHE DOESN’T EVEN CATCH HERSELF!
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In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, conjecture ran rampant regarding the halftime concert to be performed this year by Lady Gaga. Speculation had it that it would be overtly political, as had been the Golden Globe and SAG Award shows.
Word on the street, which is what social media has become, had it that Lady Gaga would include a tribute to Muslims in her halftime show.
There were planned boycotts by Conservatives of the festivities, and everybody, it seemed, knew, just knew what that show was going to be.
Then, the day arrived. Super Bowl Sunday…
In the history of the United States, a vice president has never been forced to cast the tie breaking vote in a senate confirmation. That changed this afternoon when Vice President Pence voted in favor of the new education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
DeVos has been one of the Trump administration’s most polarizing cabinet picks.
The Senate approved Ms. DeVos in a 51-50 vote, with solely Republican support. All 46 Senate Democrats, the chamber’s two independents and two Republicans—Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—voted no.
It is unusual for a presidential-cabinet pick, let alone an education-secretary nominee, to face the kind of opposition Ms. DeVos faced. But her nomination became a proxy for a broader debate over how best to improve public schools across the U.S.
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After his historic win on Sunday, Tom Brady didn’t appear angry as he told Patriots owner Robert Kraft that he was unable to locate the jersey he wore as he led his team to a 34-28 overtime win.
“Someone stole my game jersey,” the star quarterback said after kissing Kraft on the cheek.
“You better look online,” Kraft replied in a locker room encounter that the NFL‘s Dan Hanzus captured on video.
The NFL shared the moment on Twitter, posting the video with the caption: “Hey can someone give Tom Brady his jersey back? #SB51.”
The moment was captured in the Patriots’ locker room at the NRG Stadium as Kraft handed out victory cigars, according to Hanzus.
Hanzus shared an extended version of the video via his personal Twitter account.
Robert Kraft handing out victory cigars, including a special visit to TB12. pic.twitter.com/4GVyJdbrfw
— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) February 6, 2017
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Last week, Ellen DeGeneres invited Yahoo anchor Katie Couric on her show to discuss her “incredible” upcoming National Geographic documentary, Gender Revolution, which confronts “gender identity in this country.” And, according to her, even the unborn can feel a different gender.
As someone who is making a claim to a scientific fact, it seems relevant to ask how someone who claims that a child in the womb isn’t actually a child or even a person at all, could make the claim that a person in the womb can identify as a man or a woman before he or she is even born?
Watch below and decide for yourself…
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Source: Haley Draznin @CNN.com
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Just look at the hysterical reaction to President Trump’s long anticipated executive order to limit the admission of refugees from seven countries.
How do leaders in Muslim countries see it? According to United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, “The vast majority of Muslims and Muslim countries have not been affected by this ban. This is a temporary ban that will be reviewed within three months. It’s important to take these points into account.”
For one thing except in the case of Syria, where a long civil war has made vetting all but impossible, this is a temporary ban of 120 days not a permanent or even an indefinite one. A 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. Of the seven countries facing a 90-day ban, three are U.S.-designated state sponsors of terror, and the other four are war zones. This is about national security not religion.
If it was about religion why then were not most populous Muslim nations Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Egypt included?
These demonstrators, Schumer’s tears, and all the hate filled rhetoric has been waiting in the wings for the first opportunity to show its ugly head. Our retired community organizer even chimed in with his two cents worth after gracefully keeping silent for a full eleven days. His unsolicited remarks doing all they could to delegitimize President Trump and incite the protestors at the same time.
How spontaneous are all these demonstrations? Make no mistake there are many people who just show up. Given the power of social media to motivate the couch potato revolutionaries to march in circles and hold signs someone else makes and supplies, it is no wonder anyone with funding and expertise can generate a flash mob. Who organizes and pays the organizers? That is the question. Since the media cartel is the opposition we cannot expect them to reveal who the puppet masters are. Luckily others have done the leg work and unearthed the evidence.
The Free Thought Project has not only discovered but published the proof that these protest provocateurs were recruited, trained and funded by among others George Soros. In an eye opening article entitled, “Soros Caught Red-Handed Funding Anti-Trump Protests, Paying Protesters $15/hr” found on their website they not only tell us what they have found they show it to us actually showing the want ads used to hire the AstroTurf grassroots of the Left.
While I heartily repeat and sincerely endorse the sentiment expressed in the saying, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” We must not mistake the ginned up outrage of people who are pawns of the limonene liberals with the heartfelt cry of true opposition.
If this was genuine opposition I believe the people would at least have their facts straight. Saying the President’s action was a complete surprise when he said throughout his campaign he would do it is a first indication that this isn’t well thought out. Saying it is a religious ban when even those who practice the religion it is supposedly banning say it isn’t shows that it is disingenuous at best. Ignoring the fact that President Obama did essentially the same things when in 2011 he had the State Department stop processing Iraq refugee requests for six months shows that these protestors either do not know history or they are expressing the phony outrage of sore losers.
That mouthpiece of the Collectivist elites Rolling Stone provides proof that this entire reality show of protests was prearranged, prepaid, and predictable. Back on January 13th before Mr. Trump was even inaugurated, the discredited yellow-journalism sheet most recently noted for pushing fake news rape accusations against innocent people in Virginia reported that they had interviewed more than a dozen top leaders of the Trump resistance. The following is their outline of the conspirator’s strategy:
Beyond direct action and street protest, five clear opposition strategies are emerging. First, leverage Trump’s unpopularity and fragile governing coalition to defeat him outright. “He’s going to overreach dramatically, and we have to be prepared to deal him a significant setback,” says Weaver. Second, where Trump cannot be stopped, constrain his ambition by bleeding his political capital – “raise the cost of Trump radicalism,” says Frank Sharry a top immigrant-rights advocate. Third, blunt Trump’s impact with political resistance in the blue states – and even the blue cities in red states – where Trump’s agenda remains anathema. Fourth, get out of a defensive crouch: “The best defense is a good offense,” says Sierra Club Director Michael Brune. Fifth, when in doubt, sue.
So much for the spontaneous nature of these protests, as these facts are easily found with even a cursory search of the internet. Mr. Trump rode the crest of an actual grassroots movement. He found the parade and successfully marched in front of it all the way to the White House. Those of us who can remember what America used to be before the Kennedy Immigration Act transformed the melting pot into a smelting pot pulling us apart instead of welding us together want our country back. The elites who want to send our wealth overseas and import, support, and exploit enough voters for a permanent majority dedicated to collectivism will stop at nothing to derail our last best chance.
So buckle up and get ready for four years of escalating civil unrest with wall-to-wall coverage. People have complained about gridlock in Washington for years. What is coming is complete paralysis. The Left will attempt to make the country ungovernable. Their media arm, the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media will do their best to make it appear as if they are the majority valiantly resisting the imposition of authoritarian and racist measures by an illegitimate minority government. This is what we are facing. Four years of battle.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Yes, I know most of the Silent Majority are too busy working to spend much time in political activism. I also know that we face an army of people many on the government dole and many rich enough to finance a lifestyle of life in the trenches from their gated communities and country clubs. However, we cannot leave our leader out there alone to face the coming storm. We are all the support President Trump has. The Progressives have the media, academia, Hollywood, and the Democrat Party. Mr. Trump can’t even count on the Republicans. Led by John McCain and Lindsey Graham these Never-Trumpers are reaching across the aisle to sabotage our re-boot of America.
Stand up! Speak up! Put those who wish to preserve the status quo and continue to manage the decline of America on notice that we are here and we will not rest until we make America great again!
Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall overcome.
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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By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
Muslims in fact…there I said it…followers of the pseudo-religious political system known as islam…perpetrators of almost 99% of all the acts of terrorism committed both here in our beloved America and worldwide. And know that of the ninety-four Americans murdered in our country since 9/11…murdered in finally what’s being called ‘acts of terrorism’…terrorism either by homegrown or foreign born sorts…what the common denominator in all cases is that these murderers were all devout muslims doing what they did in the name of allah and doing so as they yelled ‘allahu-akbar’ as if on a coordinated cue.
And here are but a few key recent cases in point…in June 2016, U.S. born muslim Omar Matee, the son of Afghan refugees, murdered 49 people and wounded 53 others in the Orlando nightclub shooting. And in December 2015, muslim Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani, and her U.S. born muslim husband Syed Rizwan Farook, murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, California. And dare we forget Ft. Hood where muslim Nidal Hasan murdered 13 American soldiers in an act of pre-meditated murder…an act fellow muslim Barack HUSSEIN Obama (and yes he is a muslim) first declared his actions a simple act of workplace violence.
And while not all terror attacks on American soil resulted in the death of innocents…here are three incidents that immediately come to mind. In two of those cases the perps were rightfully shot dead at the scene, thus saving our taxpayers dollars that would be wasted keeping them alive for decades, and in the third case, unfortunately, we have to keep this savage alive in a cushy jail cell for his adjudicated sentence of 33 years. That later was the case where back in 2006, Iranian born muslim Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar plowed a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd of people at the University of North Carolina simply because he wanted revenge for the deaths of muslims he claimed were caused by the United States. The other two cases did result in death of the perps with the first being the September 2016 terrorist attack where Somali muslim Dahir Adan stabbed nine people, some seriously, in a Minnesota shopping mall. And the last example happened in November 2016, when 18-year old muslim Abdul Razak Ali Artan slammed his car into pedestrians at Ohio State University and injured others with a butcher knife…some seriously.
But sadly, under the Obama administration, only the later attack was investigated as a ‘potential act of terrorism,’ but the pattern here cannot and must not be ignored…and thankfully Donald Trump is doing neither.
And while the liberal kumbaya sorts who cannot accept that Hillary Clinton will never be president, and who keep whining that Donald Trump hates all immigrants while at the same time defending the very subjugators of women and beheaders of Christians that he so wants to keep out of our country, documented undeniable history shows that Trump is far from the first to try to keep these savages out of our country. And whether the libs like it or not, their ‘anointed one’ actually laid the groundwork for Trump’s doing what he did.
How so…first, the Obama administration actually stopped processing Iraqi visas for six months in 2011, and then in early 2016, persons from countries part of the ‘Visa Waiver Program’ who had recently been to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, or Somalia, with a few exceptions, were no longer able to come to the U.S. without a visa. And while not technically stopped from traveling here, said persons now needed to apply for a visa if they did not already have one and they had to be vetted to re-enter the U.S. as well.
Second, it was Obama’s Department of Homeland Security that first named some as persons non-grata if they came from the same seven countries…Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen…that President Trump laid out in his recent executive order. In fact, in February 2016, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen were added by Obama to the already in effect ‘Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015’…an act that already had on its list the countries of Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and Syria.
And this means, much to Obama’s chagrin and probably to the ire of his handlers, that there was already a muslim ban of sorts in place two years before Donald Trump became president. But no matter that muslim immigrants and refugees from the seven above listed countries were already recognized as per the Obama administration as being dangerous to America security, the liberals dared not speak out against it then and the media dare not report that truth of it now for it would shatter their carefully crafted scenario of Obama being the ‘savior of us all.’
So what does this mean in regards to all the pushback Trump is now facing…it means that according to liberals it is okay that it was Obama himself who introduced and implemented this list of dangerous countries…muslim countries all…but it’s not okay for President Trump to follow through on its intent.
But if truth be told not wanting these people coming to our country goes back even further than many realize for Donald Trump is not the first modern-day president to temporarily ban certain peoples…mostly muslims…from entering the U.S. In fact, the five presidents before Trump all used executive orders to temporarily do just that.
Let’s start with Barack HUSSEIN Obama himself…the man who actually banned specific people from entering the U.S. while he was in office, with his first order issued during his first term in office when he denied entry to “immigrants or nonimmigrants” as per a then in-effect U.N. travel ban. And he added those very same people to an existing economic sanctions list…a list containing predominantly muslim countries.
How that must have irked Obama to do so while he cited Section 212(f) of the ‘Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952’ which states, “Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrant’s or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
And while Obama cited the same provision five other times…in July 2011 when he barred those under a U.N. travel ban and/or who broke executive orders regarding transactions with terrorists (too bad he did not ban himself for his gun and weapons running operation to the anything but Syrian rebels)…in August 2012 when he banned any and all involved in war crimes or human rights violations…in April 2012 when he banned those aiding Iran or Syria (again he should have banned himself) repeating it again in May 2012…in April 2014 when he banned anyone who threatened South Sudan (whatever that means)…and lastly in March 2014 when he denied entry to any claiming government authority in the Crimea region of Ukraine…the common denominator in all cases is he banned muslims coming from the very same countries that President Trump is now temporarily banning entry to.
Now let’s briefly look at the other modern day presidents who also placed bans on certain folks wanting into our country. For example, George W. Bush temporarily banned foreign government officials who did not work to stop human trafficking as well as those whose actions threatened Zimbabwe’s transition to a multi-party democracy, while also temporarily banning Syrian and Lebanese officials he believed threatened Lebanon’s sovereignty. And Billy-Boy Clinton ordered four bans when ethnic conflicts were ongoing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and in 1994 he banned individuals and their immediate family members who aided in formulating, implementing, or who benefited from policies that impeded war-torn Liberia’s transition to democracy from entering our country.
George HW Bush issued one ban in 1991, after a coup in Haiti saw thousands of Haitians leaving the island on make-ship boats for the U.S. overwhelming processing centers set up at the Naval Base at Gitmo. In fact, the order he issued stated that officials “…enforce the suspension of the entry of undocumented aliens by sea and the interdiction of any covered vessel carrying such aliens…” thus allowing the Coast Guard to intercept the boats and send those boats and they people they carry back to Haiti.
Even our beloved Ronald Reagan issued an executive order banning certain groups of people from entering our country. In October 1985, he temporarily banned Cuban officers and those working for the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba, including those who held diplomatic or official passports, from coming here. And Reagan also banned entry to officers of the Cuban-backed Nicaraguan government and the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front. And let us not forget that in 1980, Jimmy Carter…now the second worst president in American history…banned all Iranians from entering the U.S. after the seizing of the U.S. embassy in Tehran along with the taking of 66 hostages the year before. In fact, Carter had all Iranian students already here check in, if you will, and then deported seven thousand of them who were found to have violated their visas, bringing the total number of Iranians he deported to over 15,000 people.
But this modern-day banning of certain people actually began with the above stated ‘Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952’…also known as the McCarran–Walter Act… which as per Chapter 2 Section 212 disallows admission to the U.S. to the following persons, “In general any alien who a consular officer or the Attorney General knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, seeks to enter the United States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to, or the control or overthrow of, the Government of the United States by force, violence, or other unlawful means.” And as this law is still in effect…in fact it’s the backbone of our current immigration laws…it could very well apply to muslims in general as they refuse to condemn the actions of the terrorists… the jihadis…who commit crimes against American citizens, our government, and our way of life in the name of allah and islam.
But even more surprising is the fact that banning certain groups of people goes even further back into our nation’s history. For example, in 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed the ‘Chinese Exclusion Act’…an act that banned both “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining” from entering our country for 10 years as well as placing restrictions on Chinese people who were already living here by forcing them to secure certificates in order to re-enter if they left the country as well as banning them from becoming citizens. And while this act expired in 1892, it was extended for another 10 years in the form of the ‘Geary Act’…an act that placed even more restrictions on Chinese residents, including forcing them to register and to obtain a certificate of residence, without which they could be deported.
And let’s not forget that Democratic presidential icon Franklin D. Roosevelt…a man I believe to have been an anti-Semite…believed that Jewish refugees posed a serious threat to America’s national security. Using the excuse that he feared Nazis could be hiding in the 26,000 German immigrants coming into our country every year, he limited only the number of German Jews he would allow to come here knowing well their fate in Germany. Want proof of this…in June 1939 on his orders the St. Louis ocean liner, carrying 937 Jewish passengers, was not allowed to dock here, thus forcing the ship to return to Europe where most of those onboard met their fate in Hitler’s ovens.
Then there’s President Theodore Roosevelt who in March 1903, signed the ‘Anarchist Exclusion Act’ which banned ‘so-called’ political extremists from entering this country. Implemented after President William McKinley was murdered by Leon Czolgosz, the son of Polish immigrants, this act, also called the ‘Immigration Act of 1903,’ unified previous immigration laws and singled out others deemed to be undesirables who would not be allowed in, including those suffering from certain medical conditions including epilepsy. But the most important aspect about this act is that for the first time in American history people were being banned from entering the U.S. for political reasons alone.
So while the leftist brouhaha continues over President Trump’s rightful banning entry to those from seven muslim countries…and personally I wish he’d ban all muslims as none of them can ever be trusted to put our Constitution above islam and the sharia, or to ever accept that women are equal to men and that acts of savagery have no place in the fabric of our American society…know it is in his legal right as president to do so for precedent was set long ago. And that includes precedent set by one Barack HUSSEIN Obama himself who unbeknownst to him helped lay the groundwork for Trump’s executive order…an executive order that happens to be devoid of the words ‘islam’ or ‘muslim.’
And while Obama…the man who just refuses to go away…keeps saying that this “is not the America we want” and that “it doesn’t reflect our democratic ideals. It will make us less safe”…what I want to know is if he truly believed this then why did he put the six bans in place against his brethren that he did. Guess it’s just another case of ‘do what I say not what I do’ now isn’t it…just saying.
Today, Friday, February 3rd from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss Trump’s new immigration order, the truth about Berkeley, and presidential relevance.
Hope you can tune in at: http://tunein.com/radio/American-Political-Radio-s273246/
Sally Yates, Attorney General (AG) for the US, you’re fired!
“In a statement, the White House said Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
“Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”
President Trump named Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, as acting attorney general until, according to the White House, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions is approved by the Senate as the nation’s new chief justice officer.”
As liberal heads exploded across the country, conservatives quietly giggled in the background. Ok, maybe laughed heartily is more accurate. Trump dont play.
Ms. Yates, an Obama appointee since 2015, was the Acting AG. She lasted ten days in the Trump administration.
Trump really is draining the swamp.
After Ms. Yates refused to defend the POTUS’ recent Executive Order (EO) issuing a temporary halt on immigration from high risk countries, she was summarily dismissed.
Ironically, the Obama appointee was resisting an order similar to one originally penned by her former boss. The countries listed are from a list created also by her former boss.
The AG’s job is to enforce the laws of the US. Ms. Yate’s refusal to comply with immigration laws, including the EO, constitutes a betrayal of the office, and the entire country.
The AG office must enforce the laws as they exist. Anarchy from the Deptartment of Justice (DOJ) can not be tolerated. There is a time and a place for activism. The office of the AG of the US is neither.
Liberals ignored Obama’s reckless disregard for the law with complicity from the DOJ. Given these past behaviors, Ms. Yates felt she could run rough shod over these same laws.
Sorry Sally, there is a new sherriff in town. Sally better head on down to that unemployment line tomorrow.
Welcome to the real world.
While defending the “rights” of immigrants attempting to enter the US after the POTUS’ recent Executive Order (EO), Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) was brought to tears. The EO temporarily limits immigrants from several high-risk countries, something the same Senator had no trouble endorsing in 2015.
Many justifiably wonder if those tears are real.
Jamiel Shaw, a father of 17-year-old Jamiel Jr, found his young son lying in his own blood, killed by a repeat criminal in the US illegally. The illegal who shot Mr. Shaw’s son was only released 24 hours when the attack took place. He was a repeat offender, a known gang member released after another gun charge, back into the community.
To have one’s child die is hell on Earth. To know it was preventable is a level of pain no human should have to bear.
Mr. Shaw, now an activist for enforcing immigration laws, states in regards to the recent EO:
“…Our kid’s, our family members, are being murdered and they are protecting and they are siding with the bad people…Lets deal with the bad ones, the criminals, the worst ones, we can all come together on that…”
In response to Senator Schumer’s tears, Mr. Shaw has the best response ever:
“…that was so fake, you know, I’ve been to funerals, candlelight vigils, you wanna see real crying and hurt people, why don’t you show up there? You know, I know a lot of parents who cry every day, including myself, that’s all we do is think about our loved ones. And to see him crying for terrorists and people who we don’t even know who they are when he has Americans here that he gives us no support. I could care less about Chuck Schumer”
Another child dead, another preventable death and Democratic Senators shed tears, protest, and sing for more to occur. Remember Mr. Shaw, his son, and the hundreds of families like theirs the next time you see a Senator cry.