July 15, 2016
WE are on the frontlines of this war
It is hard to sleep after seeing some of the horrific images of the terrorist attack in France during their holiday celebration. What do we do now when they take a box car and mow people down?!
Not only are these individuals hard to recognize for law enforcement, but when societies are disarmed how in hell to do we stop them?!
I teach self defense, I have no real answer to take this type of terrorist out but with a large firearm with more than 10 bullets. Obviously not being in front of the truck is an answer, but it doesn't stop the act.
Law enforcement had closed down the street in Nice, but where were the police while this guy drove 1.2 miles down the street? If you are traveling 60 miles per hour the mile is over in a minute. Cutting that speed in half still doesn't give law enforcement the necessary time to receive calls and then respond to a moving crime scene.
Israel has been experiencing these attacks for few years now and understands how difficult they are to prevent. They have done their best to harden locations where people stand around, like bus stops. However, these monsters don't give up, after Israel hardened the bus stops the knife attacks started.
Israel has responded again to harden these soft target areas. The first thing they did was loosen restrictions on gun acquisition. Second, they encouraged their citizens to carry their firearms whenever possible.
Finally, they set up staggered road barriers so cars have to slow down to a crawl and weave around the barriers. At each end of these barriers are cinderblock temporary guard stations. These one man stations are manned with a soldier and a rifle pointed at oncoming vehicles.
The West could learn a lot from our ally Israel who is often maligned by the Left. If French authorities had these guards stations set up in Nice last night at the beginning and ends of the street, as well as armed police throughout the celebration it might have been a different outcome.
The other solution is recognize there is a problem. However, our President has unilaterally declared the war over, someone should tell him it doesn't work that way.
It's hard to imagine in the year 2016 Democratic Socialism has ANY support. Venezuela, an oil rich nation, is broke. Not because of "Big Business," or "evil Conservatives." They broke because of Democratic Socialism.
Make no mistake either, this was self induced suicide and the results are astonishing. The Left has brought on survival of the fittest.
I wonder, where are the elderly? Where are the children?
The history of Socialism's failures, democratic or otherwise, is well documented. The problem is they don't teach it to our children. Instead, like a religion, they still preach it to our children as good. For that matter, it is taught as preferential and desirable to free markets.
There are two generations who now do not know the truth about the evil socialism is. Bernie Sanders is the latest incarnation, however do any of his followers know the truth of Venezuela? I'd bet no.
July 14, 2016
Here is what you need to know about the polls. Trump is not surging, Hillary is collapsing. Trump's numbers are terrible and he doesn't get above 44% in the best poll.
However, it's even worse because the 4 way polls show him not getting above 37%. I know, I know it's the individual battle ground states which will decide. This is true, however there is a reason the pollsters measure nationwide polling because it's a better barometer for the feel of the nation. These polls will come together and generally the states match the nation.
However, I'm fine being wrong. I think Trump has a chance of being a better President than Hillary, but that doesn't mean he will be better for Conservatism. The Republican party is taking a huge risk of being labeled the Trump party. I think that is terrible for Conservatism.
Since I believe Conservatism is the only way to save this country I believe Trump has a better than 60% chance of wrecking any chance for a great America ever again.
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July 13, 2016
Our Broken Government
This morning Powerline had an agent who works closely with the FBI wonder out loud why the FBI did not follow the evidence in the case regarding Hillary Clinton's server?
He wondered what the intent of the Mrs. Clinton was in setting up the server(s) in her home "closet?" In asking this obvious question he wondered if they had asked the question would it have established INTENT?
His second question, equally curious, was the arduous work in taking the information off the classified network.
It is important to understand that classified information up to the Secret level is handled on its own computer network; information at the Top Secret and above level is on another, even more exclusive network altogether. And the crucial fact is that there is NO connectivity between these classified networks and the internet. It would be literally impossible simply to email a classified document from these networks to an address on the internet.
That means that someone would have had either to laboriously transcribe classified documents from their source into an unclassified email or to download these materials onto some sort of removable media (CD, thumb drive, etc.), and then upload them to the internet. Not once or twice, mind you, but literally THOUSANDS of times. Doesn’t that level of effort to remove classified material from its proper place and put it on Hillary’s network demonstrate considerable, uh, what’s that word again? INTENT?
It is my contention Mrs. Clinton emailed Barak Obama and other high ranking government officials. In taking down Hillary and her band of bandits this scandal would have also reached well beyond the Secretary of State's office. After all, wouldn't they have been guilty of emailing classified documents over an insecure server?
The chances of her communicating with White House staff, the President, military officials, DOD, etc. was high and rather than create the biggest scandal in American politics the FBI took the route of least resistance, they ignored it.
The other dog that didn't bite was the Clinton Foundation emails that may have been found or recovered on the erased hard drive.
By the way, doesn't erasing the hard drive show an intent to hide information? Then again, that went to the agents first question, why did they narrow the scope of the investigation to did she email classified information over an insecure server? Answer, yes. Second question was intent. They concluded, no.
The people who support Donald Trump say a large reason for the ardent support for him is because our government is broke at the highest levels and someone needs to bring it down. While I agree with them, I think the vehicle they chose was the only guy who couldn't do it. I have watched Trump's numbers in the polls and he hasn't reached 50% since he locked up the nomination back in late April. Clinton was still in a fight for the nomination against Sanders and the Democrat vote had yet to consolidate. Trump has yet to get over 44% in any poll, including Rasmussen who is notoriously wrong.
Talk radio is so wrapped up in their own power grab they have yet to see how bad they screwed this election up. I have tried to get on the Trump train, however the #nevertrump camp continues to make the most convincing arguments and the most sense. What a waste.
July 12, 2016
Brit Hume lays out the facts for Barak Obama and his BLM allies
Blacks have allowed the Left to manipulate them for decades, the election of the first black President was going to put to rest the notion that America is a racist nation. Obama, it was declared, was the post racial president. Liberals felt great about themselves.
However, something weird began to happen from the moment Obama was elected, the first black president, as it turns out, looked through the lenses of 1970's America. From the Cambridge incident where the post racial president declared he knew nothing about the matter between his Harvard friend and the encounter with Cambridge police, nonetheless the President declared, "the police acted stupidly."
Then we had a tragic shooting of a young black youth who fought and wrestled with a Hispanic American, the new definition of white man, who shot and killed Trayvon in a struggle. The post racial President declared, without knowing any of the evidence, "if I had a son he'd look like Trayvon." He then dispatched Al Sharpton to scene to drum up the race wars.
Then came Michael Brown an 18 year old thug who tried to take the gun of a police officer and wound up dead, but Brown's friend lied and said Brown had his hands up and said, "don't shoot" to the police officer. We are then to believe the police officer, in broad daylight, shot Brown dead in cold blood.
Obama then declared America's justice system has “stains the heart of black children.” At a Congressional Black Caucus meeting about said,
“In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”
Obama has told American's we have racism in our DNA from slavery. Never mind the civil rights movement and the all the progress we've made with welfare which was meant to be reparations for slavery. How about affirmative action which was meant to ensure blacks got accepted into colleges throughout he land, regardless of their SAT scores?
Disregard the fact that Wallace, Jim Crow are now none and recognized throughout the land as bigot and racists. No longer are any of those practices acceptable they are pariahs of history .
Ignore the fact the real civil rights struggles took place 50 years ago and America has changed so much that President Obama, despite being a Marxist, won by 53% of the vote. Even those of us who didn't vote for him because he is a Marxist still felt a sense of pride and an achieved milestone in America.
None of this meant anything because if the race wars were over, how would Democrats continue to keep the support of the black community if bigotry and racism were largely over?
Well, they'd make it up, that's how.
Yesterday a black Harvard professor did a study using data collected for 15-20 years and was "surprised" that blacks were not shot more than whites. Mind you, there never was any data which supported the Left's notion white police shoot more blacks accept in Leftists minds. This is why the Left continue to be shocked and surprised when what they believed to be true is false. Most people with common sense knew the Left was making it up, however the Leftist ideology is feelings based. Leftist feel morally superior to the right and ordinary Americans and therefore if they feel it, it must be true.
To judge Barak Obama, Black Lives Matter protesters, and their media and political allies, you would think that killer cops pose the biggest threat to young black men today. But this perception, like almost everything else that many people think they know about fatal police shootings, is wrong.
Heather MacDonald reports on data collected by the Washington Post over the past year and a half and finds this:
fatal police shootings make up a much larger proportion of white and Hispanic homicide deaths than black homicide deaths. According to the Post database, in 2015 officers killed 662 whites and Hispanics, and 258 blacks. (The overwhelming majority of all those police-shooting victims were attacking the officer, often with a gun.) Using the 2014 homicide numbers as an approximation of 2015’s, those 662 white and Hispanic victims of police shootings would make up 12% of all white and Hispanic homicide deaths. That is three times the proportion of black deaths that result from police shootings.
The lower proportion of black deaths due to police shootings can be attributed to the lamentable black-on-black homicide rate. There were 6,095 black homicide deaths in 2014—the most recent year for which such data are available—compared with 5,397 homicide deaths for whites and Hispanics combined. Almost all of those black homicide victims had black killers.
Police officers—of all races—are also disproportionately endangered by black assailants. Over the past decade, according to FBI data, 40% of cop killers have been black. Officers are killed by blacks at a rate 2.5 times higher than the rate at which blacks are killed by police.
Some may find evidence of police bias in the fact that blacks make up 26% of the police-shooting victims, compared with their 13% representation in the national population. But as residents of poor black neighborhoods know too well, violent crimes are disproportionately committed by blacks. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, blacks were charged with 62% of all robberies, 57% of murders and 45% of assaults in the 75 largest U.S. counties in 2009, though they made up roughly 15% of the population there.
Such a concentration of criminal violence in minority communities means that officers will be disproportionately confronting armed and often resisting suspects in those communities, raising officers’ own risk of using lethal force.
This is not to say there is no racism, bigotry, or Anti-Semitism in America, of course there is, however it is among a small population who are viewed by the populace, as should be, as pariahs.
Additionally, the Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative bias among Leftist's and their media allies far out ways any bias by any small minority of other bigots. Today, the largest number of bigots in America are held among the Left.
Liberal Logic on display in S. China Sea
According to the AP the Hague has decided:
A tribunal ruled in a sweeping decision Tuesday that China has no legal basis for its vast claims in the South China Sea and had aggravated the seething regional dispute with its extensive construction of artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and infringed on the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.
So now what happens? Well according to the AP:
China immediately rejected the arbitration findings, and their impact remained unclear as there is no policing agency or mechanism to enforce them.
Even more ridiculous is this conclusion:
While the ruling cannot reverse China's actions, it still constitutes a rebuke, carrying with it the force of the international community's opinion. It also gives heart to small countries in Asia that have helplessly chafed at China's expansionism, backed by its military and economic power.
And so the Left will feel good knowing they've got a moral victory with nothing to show for it but a useless slip of paper from the most useless court on planet earth.
Just to be sure we are clear about the results:
China, which boycotted the entire proceedings, reiterated that it does not accept the panel's jurisdiction. China "solemnly declares that the award is null and void and has no binding force. China neither accepts nor recognizes it," a statement from the foreign ministry said.
It's a striking example of a hollow victory. China said, go to hell and since America owes China almost 2 trillion dollars, as well as having deep trade deals which will take years to unravel the Philippines and Japan cannot count America to fight.
Since we are supposed to be the protectors of Japan and the Philippines this court victory is nothing more than a talking point. This victory sums up the logic of the Left entirely, a feelings based ideology whose victories represent no real life meaning, a perfect example of what we like to call Liberal-logic.
July 11, 2016
Another Leftwing talking point layed to rest
July 8, 2016
Our hearts and Prayers are with the police and citizens of Texas today. May we find peace and comfort from one another. May we find gratitude and hope for the lives we have and the ones we lost for the short time they were with us.
Please remember police are humans and 98% are men and women who felt a calling and desire to serve their community. To be the Sheepdog who protect us from the wolves who prey on the sheep.
We need to listen to one another and not feed the callings from those who seek to the sow the seeds of disharmony and destruction.
We need leaders who bring us together and not tear us apart. Leaders who don't give in to the popular and easy siren calls of the media and the "narrative" being pushed.
About that Minneapolis shooting...
Conservative Treehouse is on the case. The narrative is "police are racists, they shoot innocent black people. Simply put, its rubbish. See here.
About that stand up straight shooter Comey...
Kim Strassel is all over this charade in "Comey ran true to form". Here.
July 7, 2016
Where are the unsung heroes in our time?
Over the next week we will hear the media, much like the Clinton defenders, claim it's time to move on. Hillary was cleared of criminal conduct, they will say, therefore the story is dead.
This has been the playbook from the days Bill Clinton was President. The medias initial claim of gall and outrage over the Clinton misconduct and lawlessness will be short lived. The second phase is happening. This is the phase were they float camp Clinton excuses and the media and American people will eat. Finally, they report it till we are bored to death.
Obama has moved the ball forward with a new line of dismissal. This one skips all the boring events in between and moves directly to, it's time to move on. The amazing part is everyone does it. It has worked and because there is no good opposition party we move on.
Paul Ryan seems like a better spokesman for the opposing side, but Republicans seem stuck and incapable of knowing the country is being intimidated into moving forward and still uses a play book in which the rules and law are still the structure. The rule of law is dead. When the FBI director can come and say the only reason we didn't prosecute Hillary was because we couldn't find president we have a problem.
We don't have president for a candidate for President committing a double homicide either, should we not prosecute because of it if we get one? Also, we haven't had emails in government for that many years, clearly presidents are still to be established as the NEW situations arise.
However, we are where we are and the players are who they are and it doesn't seem much help in going through the usual litany of appalling behavior and lack of opposition over and over. We need to look at circumstances as they are and plan forward.
Comey did present a gift to Republicans and a gift that plays into the Trump wheelhouse. Trump has claimed from the start the system is rigged. Looking at the events leading up to Hillary's conviction, non-conviction we can see it clearly.
First we hear Bill Clinton waits on a tarmac 30 minutes for "chance" meeting with the Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He boards her plane and talks for 30 minutes about grand children. I'm sure they did. I can hear the conversation now, we are grandparents now and wouldn't it be great if they could see their grandmother as President and you as attorney general. It would terrible if their grandmother was in jail and you became a pariah on the Left because you put a Democrat Presidential candidate in jail. It would also be terrible if, in taking down their grandmother, you took down the sitting President because on September 11, 2011 the kids grandmother and current President had a barrage of email exchanges together using Hillary's, @clinton.com, server. Thereby making the President guilty of the same espionage. Remember we know he "classified" some of the email exchanges with Hillary already.
After that exchange the FBI has a 3 1/2 hour "voluntary" meeting with Hillary over a holiday weekend (think of the odds of that. No one will be paying attention). In the same weekend the Democrat's favorite "news" paper (The New York Times) prints a story claiming Loretta Lynch "may" be the AG in a Clinton White House.
Finally, on the day Comey comes out and makes his statement of finding, one in which he claims "I have not coordinated or reviewed this statement in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government. They do not know what I am about to say." Hillary just so happens to be on Air Force One with the President of the United States campaigning for her that day.
These people just stood up, spit in the face of every American and said, ha!, not only are we above the law, YOU PEOPLE WILL DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. So arrogant they are believing you and the media are in their pocket along with every apparatus of government.
Trump has one week to turn this election around or, I think, they might over throw him at the convention. Don't look at me this is coming from a PRO Trump guy, Ryan Evans a guy who is whipping delegates for Trump. According to him less than 900 delegates surveyed are onboard for Trump, that is well short the 1,237 delegates needed. This won't matter if the current rules hold, but the rules committee could change that if Trump doesn't start hammering this out of the ball park.
It turns out some Republican voters may have picked the ONLY candidate incapable of prosecuting Hillary and the Left in the court of public opinion. The Democrats have served this up for him like a hanging curve ball. If he cannot hammer this out of the park and the delegates can't see he's throwing the election then Hillary et al, has won and the Left have concurred America. The rule of law is dead and if you can't see these people believe they are different and above the law from every day Americans we will have no hope of ever keeping our freedom and remaining a free people.
We had candidates like Rubio who serve on the intelligence committee and would have hammered home the reckless and dangerous behavior Hillary engages in and how lives were lost in Benghazi as she lied about a video to our faces. We might have picked a Solicitor General, who has argued before SCOTUS and stood up for the rule of law, the Bill of Rights and won, like Ted Cruz. Both of these men would have prosecuted this case in the eyes of the American people and trounced Hillary. The convention is our last hope, and yes it is a prayer that there are still some who are willing to stand up and fight. Some who are willing to be the unsung heroes of our time, no matter what the pressure.
July 6, 2016
July 4, 2016
Why we chose Independence and why we celebrate it every year
The Left has always believed in centralized governance and the New York Times makes it clear with Obama's to do list:
When President Obama travels to North Carolina and Europe this week, he will press an argument that could define foreign policy in the last six months of his presidency: that Americans and Europeans must not forsake their open, interconnected societies for the nativism and nationalism preached by Donald J. Trump or Britain’s Brexiteers.
This is the main reason the Left hates the right so much, it is the opposite of what the right believes. Conservatives believe power should be dispersed throughout the land and that States are best suited to represent their citizens. It assures powerful decisions are made closest to the people who may have different needs than New York and California. Conservatives know the closer the representation is to the people the more accountable politicians will be to their constituents.
The Left wants all decisions to be made by a few who hold power and they want it located in Washington and Brussels. They have never believed in power of the people. They believe the people are not smart enough to make big complex decisions. These elitists use the government as their slush fund for themselves, their family, and their friends.
For Left believes they think they are doing the right thing for altruistic reasons and then there are those who, like Barak Obama et al, seek power above all. You can recognize them by their underlying hatred which drives them and can barely be hiddem below the surface. For them power is their god and they pursue it with religious fervor. They are jealous people and lash out at anyone who believes otherwise.
This is why Obama hates the right. He uses every mechanism of governance to extinguish its opposition, legal or otherwise. For them the method doesn't matter because, the end justifies the means, and the means is by anything necessary.
Its why Eric Holder ran guns to the Mexican cartels and allowed weapons to flow into their hands. Because for him, using these tactics to pursue disarming the American public was more important than the people who died at the hands of the gun runners.
It's why Obama used the IRS to shut down speech from the Tea Party. Because stopping people who disagree with centralized government is more important than the first amendments right to free speech and the right to assemble.
It's why a State prosecutor in Wisconsin justified pre-dawn raids for campaign finance laws; threatening victims with jail time if they spoke out about the raids. The Wisconsin Supreme Court called the behavior “unconstitutional” and “unsupported in either reason or law.” Not only did the Prosecutors know their actions were abominable but didn't care because destroying the right was more important.
Its why Hillary Clinton thought keeping an unprotected email server in her home closet was more important than the lives and security of the nation she swore to protect and defend as Secretary of State. Its why she destroyed the hard drive in order to protect herself and her illegal, self enriching, dealings from the public. Its why her and her husband used the government to make themselves rich. It's why she lied about a video in order to hide four men who died under her authority. Power was more important than everything else, including lives.
Only people with religious belief in their cause could do the things the Left has been doing to America and Americans. It has been the case since Karl Marx wrote about "scientific materialism" the religion of the Left. More people have died at the hands of Marxist ideology than any other belief in all of human history. Yet these lives pale in mean when it comes tho their true religion in which Obama et al. are zealots.
The American experiment is very different from all others. The people who left Europe in order to freely practice their religion were self reliant and hard working. They knew and proved they govern their own lives better than the Kings and dictators around the world.
Today we celebrate that beginning and sacrifices the Founders created in order that we be able to govern our own lives without government interference. The Founders gave us, the people, the Bill of Rights. It is these rights which keep us free and without them we are just like every other country around the world dependant on our masters in government and their rules rather than pursing our own desires and dreams free from the do-gooders who think we need masters.
Happy 4th of July the day we chose to be Independent from government interference and free to make our own decisions without the fear of reprisal.
June 30, 2016
When Courts Act as Legislatures we become a system of men, not of laws
Yesterday I brought to your attention the Monday SCOTUS ruling in which clinic Doctors, not the injured parties, brought the suit before the courts. I wondered how these Doctors had "standing" and today found out Justice Clarence Thomas, in his descent opinion, pointed out this new invention the majority created out of whole cloth.
The video discussion Right Angle takes up this question and points to the huge problems now established by the court.
June 29, 2016
Leftist values are not Liberal values
Monday the Supreme Court of the United States, under the majority ruling in
addressed the argument that new regulations would prevent misconduct:
But there is no reason to believe that an extra layer of regulation would have affected that behavior. Determined wrongdoers, already ignoring existing
statutes and safety measures, are unlikely to be convinced to adopt safe practices by a new overlay of regulations.
This should be outstanding news for people who must live under "new overlays of regulations", in particular new gun legislation. However, you and I know that won't happen.
Just last night, Connecticut's own
Democrat Communist, Rosa DeLaura called for more gun control legislation. If you understand everything the
Left does is for power, than you will be aware honesty and consistency are not values in which the Left holds.
I am now reading Kimberley Strassel's book, The Intimidation Game -How the Left is silencing free speech. In the book are tactics used by Barak Obama and his team developed back in 2008 while running against Hillary Clinton to silence opposition.
Today Barak Obama uses the Federal Government and it's agencies to "go after" citizens or political opponents they disagree with.
Strassel is no alarmist and her writing is extremely measured, the facts of the case make the story compelling and infuriating if you love freedom and truth. I cannot recommend it enough.
The Heritage Foundation is an outstanding organziation and has made available Strassel's lecture on the book below.
June 27, 2016
The Morally Depraved Left
Welcome to the new Democrat party where moral depravity is now part of the platform. The Left has always been for these things they were never brave enough to come out and say it, so in one respect we should be happy they are now willing to say it out loud. I pray the country isn't this far gone because if we are and these are a majority supported by Americans I can honestly say America has become depraved.
Ben Shapiro explains...
The Democratic National Committee has released excerpts from its new platform – and it’s even more insanely extreme than the old platform. More so, as we’ll see. Here are the top nine lowlights from the party of Bernie Sanders:
1. Prosecute People Who Disagree With The Theory of Anthropogenic Climate Change. According to the platform, it’s not enough to back climate change legislation – those who donate to groups like the Heartland Institute that make the case that fossil fuels are not the chief contributors to climate change must be actively prosecuted:
Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent.
2. Embrace Of $15 Minimum Wage. The left’s obsession with the number “15” comes to a head in this latest proposal. They can’t explain just why $15 per hour should be the minimum wage – why should Kansas companies pay the same minimum wage as Seattle ones? – but they’re all for it, no matter how many jobs they kill:
Acknowledging that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage, the platform draft already included language declaring that Americans should earn at least $15 an hour, that the minimum wage should be raised and indexed, and that all workers have the right to form and join a union. It also includes a call to end sub-minimum wage for tipped workers and people with disabilities.
Note the addition here about tipped workers – they want to eliminate tips for waiters and waitresses, many of whom formally work for less than minimum wage but earn far more with tips.
3. Abolishing The Death Penalty. This is the first time the Democrats have ever explicitly called for abolishing the death penalty, although they’ve been moving toward this morally nonsensical position for quite a while. They’re all for the death penalty for unborn babies, however…
4. Abortion For Everybody On Earth, And You Pay. According to the platform:
The platform also vows to oppose, and seek to overturn, all federal and state laws that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment. It also strongly supports the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to healthcare around the world, including the Global Gag Rule and the Helms Amendment, which bars US assistance to other countries that provide safe, legal, abortion.
The Hyde Amendment bars federal taxpayer funding for abortion. So you get to pay for everybody else’s abortion. They want all restrictions on abortion overturned, including partial birth abortion. They want American taxpayers to foot the bill for abortion overseas.
5. Protectionism Is Back! Thanks to Bernie Sanders, the Democrats now embrace trade protectionism to “protect worker’s rights” against the scourge of “corporate profits.” That will only cost a few million jobs.
6. Increase Entitlement Programs To Bankrupt The Country. 2011 marked the first year on record where Social Security took in less money than it paid out, but the Democrats aim to make that permanent:
The Democratic Platform makes clear that not only will Democrats fight every effort to cut, privatize, or weaken Social Security, but we will in fact expand it while requiring those at the top to pay more. And pursuant to an amendment crafted by members McKibben and Tanden, the Committee added language that said we would we would achieve this goal by taxing some of the income of people above $250,000.
Taxes at this level simply won’t cover this burden. The math doesn’t add up.
7. Amnesty For Virtually All. The new Democratic platform adds several provisions designed to keep illegal immigrants in America at all costs: “keeping families together, ending family detention, closing private detention centers, and guaranteeing legal counsel for all unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings.” In other words, release everybody into the wind -- the vast majority of detainees are in private detention centers -- and force ICE to find attorneys for everyone who they want to deport. This means everybody gets to stay, folks.
8. Nationalized Healthcare. Remember when the left said it was racist to accuse the Obama administration of aiming for government-run healthcare? Now they’re calling for it openly: they want “access to public coverage through Medicare or a public option.” This is called nationalized health care, given that subsidized medical programs will always be cheaper than private programs and will never go bankrupt, since they can actively confiscate wealth from citizens to pay for their deficits.
9. Increasing Crime. The left’s surrender to Black Lives Matter is complete:
The current draft calls for ending the era of mass incarceration, shutting down private prisons, ending racial profiling, reforming the grand jury process, investing in re-entry programs, banning the box to help give people a second chance and prioritizing treatment over incarceration for individuals suffering addiction. The Committee also voted unanimously to recognize the role activists and recent movements have played in putting these issues front and center in the national conversation, as they should be.
There is no era of “mass incarceration.” There are criminals who have committed crimes going to prison. Grand juries aren’t the problem in America – criminals are. Racial profiling has been illegal across the country for years, but behavioral profiling certainly is not. And forcing private businesses not to ask about prior crimes is ridiculous.
The DNC has moved further to the left. Of course. And they won't stop that gradual slide into madness any time soon. After all, with the help of a compliant media, they're winning.
June 26, 2016
Our Rights, the Fight never ends
The other night my daughter came home from her color guard practice and while pulling in the driveway her headlights shined on a man standing beside my husband's truck. He immediately fled through the bushes. My daughter, 22 years old, was so upset she called my husband, refusing to step out of the car until he came out of the house to walk her in.
This is why guns for women can be an important answer. A gun evens the odds between men and women. Men, in general, are physically stronger than women- it's a fact. So how can women stand up to a would be aggressor- answer, a gun.
My daughter doesn't like guns. She has always been sensitive to sound and, for her, guns are too loud. After I walked outside that night with a gun in hand and got her safely into the house I said," this is why I want you to own a gun," she was silent. Really, for the first time she didn't argue.
I haven't pressed the issue, but come August she moves out into the world with her own apartment for the time. I will be patient and wait. The ball is in her court now.
I bring this up because I have seen good people, who are opposed to guns, make the most absurd arguments. This is a favorite of theirs:
When the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd. Amendment guns fired one round per minute.
Today's rifles have a cyclic rate of 600+.
Maybe it's time we stopped used 18th century laws to regulate 21st century weapons.
Even Obama's executive order to the CDC dispelled this argument:
Priorities for research to reduce the threat of fire-arm related violence affirmed our second amendment rights this way.
"There are many legal and responsible uses for guns; an individual’s right to own and possess guns was established in the U.S. Constitution and affirmed in the 2008 and 2010 Supreme Court rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller15 and McDonald v. City of Chicago."
That's it, dispatching the notion that the 2nd amendment is outdated.
As to regulations, this is true, we are in the process of finding out the extent "the courts" say our 2nd amendment rights extend to. The Left doesn't like the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment and therefore words have no effect.
For example, the 9th circuit, earlier this month, found a citizen does not have the right to carry a firearm in public. This is being challenged and brought to the Supreme Court of the land. The vacancy created by Justice Scalia will be filled by the next President. We know Hillary will nominate a Leftist and, as to Trump, we have no idea.
The election stakes for many free thinking freedom loving Americans has not been in this much peril in my life. As to stare decisis- the legal principle of determining points in litigation according to precedent? Don't count on the Democrats being picky about precedent, it only applies to laws they agree with.
However, the CDC document is an important read for both advocates of the second amendment and advocates for gun control. The study talks about much needed data for "neck up" issues, but that is an expensive proposition. One in which lawmakers are not interested in.
If Congress were interested in solving problems then maybe we could help our war veterans who are committing suicide at a rate of 22 per day, that's an epidemic. 22kill.com is private organization funded by our donations dedicated to helping our hero's who went abroad and fought for us, but have come home physically unharmed. Their problems are from the "neck up" and we have yet to understand them. Our congress won't fund the expensive studies needed to help solve PTSD and it's disgusting.
We have more million dollar studies funding ridiculous things such as, grasshoppers walking on treadmills, yet our veterans are treated with pills and sent home.
Glenn Beck has a great interview with Jacob Schick an Iraqi war veteran blown up by an IED in Iraq running 22kill.com. It's about awareness to the 22 vets a day who commit suicide. He asks for you to purchase a ring and wear it on your index finger to help bring awareness. 100% of the proceeds after expenses goes to helping our Veterans. Jacob is an amazing man and his is a compelling story. It's not a tear jerker, after all, he's a Marine. Please take a few minutes and listen to the interview you won't regret it. Here.
June 24, 2016
CNN Host Learns Gun Facts, but being on the Left means never having to say your sorry.
Watch the video of the CNN anchor using her CNN provided information fail to produce the desired effect on her guest. Not there for her intelligence, she drones on about one statistic while dismissing all other.
Being on the Left is a religion of feelings. They are slaves to it and when given more facts which contradict their own feelings they get stuck. By the end of the interview the CNN anchor promises she'll look into the facts provided by the guest, but you and I know she'll never do it. I know this because the moment Ms. Costello begins to ask questions is the first day she begins her shift away from the religious Left.
June 23, 2016
Obama Immigration executive action blocked 4-4 SCOTUS votes. Lower court ruling to stand. More evidence how important Supreme Court has made itself in America.
June 22, 2016
Quote of the Day...
I'm a con artist in that I'm an actor. I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn't.
Trump's FEC filings should be a wakeup call to Republicans, instead I hear a weird rationalizing which makes me wonder if the entire country has lost their collective minds or I have?
In the month of May Trump raised $3.1 million. $1.1 million of expenditures were for reimbursements to Trump owned businesses. Daily Beast has a partial list, Trump
Plaza, Trump SoHo, Trump Café, Trump Grill, Epic Trump Wine Manufacturing, Trump Restaurants, Trump National Golf Club, Trump International Golf Club, Trump International Hotel, Trump Ice.
It also appears Trump is drawing a salary. His inner circle is comprised of family. This is what is making donors concerned. Why does a billionaire need to reimburse himself and his businesses. Ian Tuttle of National Review says, "There's obviously an element of incompetence here." You think?!
How about the specter of scam artist? There is the Trump Network (his maybe-a-pyramid-scheme vitamin operation) and the American Communications Network (the maybe-a-pyramid-scheme tech company he
promoted) and Trump University. It was just last month that Trump was facing questions about $6 million supposedly raised for various veterans’ organizations.
When it comes to Donald Trump the word conman seems to linger over him like the smell the septic guy has after a days work.
Let's not forget, earlier in the month, there were stories circling around about how Trump wanted to start his own TV network to rival FoxNews.
None of this bodes well when you are asking donors to use their hard earned money to support Trump.
However, in the media the fact that Trump has a staff under a 100 people nationwide for a national election seems none to concerning. They keep claiming that with Trump none of the old principles apply. They say he's used the free media to the tune of $2billion in the primaries. Yes, this maybe true, but that's only because the Left needed the most volunerable Republican to run against their most vulnerable candidate they've had in my lifetime. They had fun chosing Trump and now they'll choose to destroy him.
Trump's numbers are not looking horrible yet, he's only trailing Hillary in polls by 6-8 points, however Hillary just started consolidating Bernie's supporters. It seems to me her numbers are going to get better while Trump's numbers, both financial and polling, are going to get worse. I've been wrong before and I could be wrong again, but I don't like the smell of any of it.
June 19, 2016
Happy Father's Day to all our guys who are our kids heros out there!
Quote of the Day...
Islamist's love death more than they love life. Terrorism is their hammer used to crush the enemy. The enemy is peace loving Americans, European & Israeli's who love life more than death.
I direct you to the "Must Read," in the right column of my blog. Andy McCarthy's Obama: Anti-anti terrorist column he wrote this past week. McCarthy, more than any other explanation I've read, makes the most sense as to why Obama lacks any interest in engaging our enemies Andy's article makes sense and he makes a great case.
First, Obama is not a closet Muslim. Obama is an ideological Progressive of the cold war era. He is an anti anti-terrorist, just as in the cold war, the Left were the anti anti-Communists.
This ideology, also residing in some quarters of the Libertarian movement, believe we are the reason we are getting attacked. America's actions around the world cause our problems at home and make people mad at us; their solution, disengage, stop fighting because it only makes them want to kill us.
Herbert Meyers worked for the Reagan administration. Meyers was one of the only people in the world who predicted the USSR was going broke.
Meyers was in intelligence and when he and the team Reagan assembled came to Washington they started to inquire about what the intelligence community knew about the Soviet Union. They found that analyst could tell them how strong the Soviet Union was, but no one was looking for their weaknesses. They weren't asking the right questions.
Meyers discovered the Soviet Union was hiding a whopper of a secret, the Soviet Union was going broke. So together they developed a plan and Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul, together, set in motion plans to exploit this weakness and cause them to spend more money in order to bankrupt them.
Meyers, and people like him understood how to look for weaknesses and strengths then develop a plan. He says we need to be asking the right questions so law enforcement knows the signs and signals in order to gather a profile. He says, if I asked you, have you noticed how many silver cars are out on the road these days? Probably not, but all of sudden you would see all the silver cars. He believes our law enforcement just needs to be asking the same type of questions in order to identify the loan terrorists and active shooter profiles.
Today, in the fight against "violent extremism," what are the identifiers of these, so called, "lone wolves" who are murdering our citizens. There are many signs, but our intelligence community is not seeing what is in front of them because no one has pointed out what to look for.
In the case of the Orlando killer there were many signs. A gun store owner, employees, and an ex-wife were all reporting about the suspicious and violent behavior the murderer was exhibiting before the attack. The signs were all their but no one was looking for them so even after the FBI had this guy on their radar they didn't know the signs to put together.
The same can be done for active shooters like in Newtown, Colorado, Virginia Tech., and Arizona. Each had a history of mental illness problems reported by fellow students. The Newtown killer tried to purchase fire arms and was denied them. In Colorado the psychiatrist reported to police he was exhibiting violent thoughts and believed he was going to act out. Other signs were absentee father's or no fathers. The signs are present and if law enforcement are given the indicators to look for more of these guys will be identified before they act out.
Much of it is political correctness, take for example Nidal Hasan, the guy who shot up a the Fort Hood military base in Texas murdering 14. Hasan had written on his calling card, soldier of Allah! Everyone knew he was saying crazy things, but they were too afraid of looking like an Islamaphobe to say anything.
The same can be said for the attacks in San Bernardino, California, neighbors saw strange men coming and going throughout all hours of the night, he was having problems with co-workers, but no one reported this suspicious behavior because no one wanted to be accused of being an Islamaphobe.
In the Middle East the Islamists wanted to establish a caliphate. This would make them strong and show progress to the world. They never should have been ceded the territory in order for them to make this claim. Even now, we should beating back their movement with blistering speed and violence in order to deny them any victory and claims of a caliphate. If they have no caliphate they are weak and no one wants to join a movement that is the weak horse.
However, none of this is happening. Instead Barak Obama and like minded people are the anti anti-terrorists claiming that fighting back, pointing out the obvious behavior is bigoted and only invites more attacks. This is absurd and most clear thinking people know it. All of these attacks are viewed as victories and victories invite more adherents and more attacks, not less. Until we get leaders who are willing to look the problem in the face we will come up with specious arguments like gun control and disarming those who are willing to protect the sheep within their own communities.
I've heard all the cowards claim if a good guy with a gun would have been in the Orlando night club more people would have been caught in the cross fire and died, they say. Here's a news flash, police did show up that night and did get into a gun fight and innocents did get killed in the cross fire. And? There is no magical answers, but as of now these maniacs and murders know one thing for sure, they can walk into the soft gun free zone areas and open fire for about 6 minutes until police arrive. If we the people start shooting back, these guys will start thinking twice before killing our children.
The time has come for us to stop being sheeple. It's time to fight back. It's time we elected people who are interested in solving problems and not blaming objects.
June 17, 2016
This week seems to be video week for me, however I believe they are important messages even if some are light hearted in their approach.
This week, due to the failure of President Obama's policies, we are not debating the threat of ISIS/ISIL and what the goverment is going to do to protect us; instead we are debating whether or not we should be stripped of our 5th Amendment rights.
Time and again the American people have said they don't trust the media, yet they allow the Leftist media and Obama to control the narrative. This week the narrative is due process. Trey Gowdy makes it simple, even for the simple among us.
Senator Joe Manchin, "due process is killing us."
So your right to know the government put you on a "terrorist watch list," and that you cannot fly or purchase or own a fire arm when on it, strips citizens of due process is just fine by Democrats.
a list: that Senators have been on and it took them 6 months to be taken off.
a list: that we are not allowed to know how we get on or off.
a list: that the Democrats are now saying if you were on you cannot have a gun for 5 years, even if you were mistakenly put on is now an impediment.
a list: that the last time we were told (2009) has over 800,000 people on it.
Here is the truth, the Left is wheedling down your rights. Over the past few months we have seen the college campuses erupt over free speech, your first amendment right, with "safe spaces," and shout downs and threats on people's lives they disagree with.
In the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks the Attorney General threaten to go after Americans over any "anti-Muslim hate speech." A statement she had to walk back due to its unconstitutionality.
The Second Amendment is up for debate any and every time there is a mass shooting.
Now in the wake of another terrorist attack by another Muslim the Left wants to strip you of your 5th amendment right to due process. The totalitarians of the Left use every crisis to strip YOU of your civil liberties, even and especially when they need to divert the conversation away from their own failings.
The media accomplices actively help, they are the useful idiots we have watched throughout history.
Megyn Kelly and Charles Krauthammer explain why your rights must go away.
Howard Stern, not a man I tend to quote, understands what's going on and it's important.
June 16, 2016
Libertarians sometimes have a way of seeing through it all...
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It's been a long time since Americans have heard what leadership sounds like. Benjamin Netanyahu is what real leadership sounds like.
June 14, 2016
Murder, the loss is incalculable
I know we want to know and understand the motivation of the gunman who murdered 49 fellow Americans, however I wish our media would focus more on the victims and the potential lost to the world. Not just by them but by the loss of future generations to come.
One of the first lessons of the Torah is about a murder; done by the first children born of man. I'm talking about the story of Cane's murder of Abel. It demonstrates man's inhumanity to his fellow man.
God says to Cane, "The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground!" (Gen. 4:10) The actual Hebrew used in the text for blood is in the plural, implying that Cain's crime was not limited to one person. Meaning not only did he murder Abel, but all his potential descendents.
Heaven only knows the actual loss to humanity.
May they rest in peace.
The victims as reported by ABC news:
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
· Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
Kimberly Morris, 37
· Luis S. Vielma, 22
Raul Aguilera, a friend of Vielma's, gave a statement to ABC News about Vielma, whom he considered his family.
· Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Eddie Justice's mother, Mina Justice, shared the texts that her son sent her from a bathroom of the club, saying that there was a shooter.
"He's coming," he wrote of the gunman. "I'm gonna die."
· Amanda Alvear, 25
Alvear posted video from the nightclub shortly before the shooting.
· Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Rios was from Brooklyn. His mother told ABC News that she is on her way from New York to Florida to identify her son's body.
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
· Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
Christine Leinonen, who spoke to ABC News Sunday, had made an emotional plea after the shooting in hopes of finding information about her son.
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
· Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
· Akyra Murray, 18
Akyra Murray was on a family vacation to Florida at the time of the shooting and had recently graduated from a Philadelphia high school, according to the school website.
· Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
· Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
· Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
· Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
· Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
· Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
· Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
· Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
· Martin Benitez Torres, 33
· Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
· Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
· Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
· Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
· Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26
· Miguel Angel Honorato, 30Honorato, who is married with two children, was at the nightclub with two friends when the shooting started.
· Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
· Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
· Cory James Connell, 21
· Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
· Luis Daniel Conde, 39
· Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
· Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
· Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
· Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
· Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
· Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
· Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
· Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24
· Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
· Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
· Frank Hernandez, 27
· Paul Terrell Henry, 41
· Antonio Davon Brown, 29
· Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
What we know about some of the victims here
June 13, 2016
Yesterday we woke to another horrific mass murder at the hand of an Islamic radical who believed his duty to god during the holy month of Ramadan was to kill infidels. This particular ISIS jihadist decided his mark would be made by killing innocent men and women in a night club in Florida who catered to the gay community.
Now the deadliest mass murder since 9/11 on American soil 50 dead and 53 injured for an ideology as repugnant as Nazism.
I'm tired of it. I'm tired of our law enforcement being notified about the behavior of radicals and then, because we have come down too much on the side of civil liberties they were unable to set up surveillance in order to have prevented this heinous act.
We saw this with the Boston bombers, the Tsarnaev Brothers and apparently our elected officials decided to do nothing. Every time there is a mass killing I could write the script for the Left, it's the gun.
Not this time, this time it's the Left's inability to understand and recognize evil. They are so concerned about political correctness they, literally, get people killed.
This gunman was shooting for 20 minutes.
I have a message for the American people, the police will not be there to save you. You must act and do it yourself. This must be viewed no differently than if you were aboard a 767 with terrorists...no one is coming to save you, you must act, there will be no cavalry.
The American people must wake up to this fact. It's time we learned how to defend ourselves. Take classes, get in shape but fight damn it, FIGHT!
Long Gun Defense dead side
Execution style gun from the front
This is Lior Offenbach describing a terrorist attack where you have no time to reach for the weapon and redirect the line of fire, so you must get yourself out of the line of fire.
When I see attack and be explosive I think Lior embodies what I mean. He is not a big guy, but speed and explosiveness is the best defense.
It is this type of reaction that I teach because I am a woman and therefore I am smaller and weaker than most of my male counterparts. I maximize every pound of my body using leverage, the element of surprise, speed, and explosiveness to overwhelm my attackers to prevail.
June 9, 2016
Quote of the day...
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the
Tribal Lords and the Orwellian
I've read some really good articles on Trump's self made "Mexican" judge comment which does illustrate a few great points.
First, the election is Donald Trump's to lose. More than 50% of the country thinks Hillary Clinton is a criminal and if she were to be elected the rule of law would take the biggest hit. Without the rule of law we will become the law of the jungle. Tribalism will prevail and tribes are ruled by dictators.
Second, between Harry Reid, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Loretta Sanchez racist comments are common place, it's just when a Democrat says something racist the media down plays it and conveniently forgets about it.
Trump talks just like a Democrat and the reason for that, he is a Democrat. The media used to love Trump, just like they loved John McCain, and just like they did with McCain, the media is now turning on Trump. Gee, who could've seen this coming?!
Hillary Clinton suggested, that Gandhi used to run “a gas station down in St. Louis” or more recently her “Colored People Time” gag the media said nothing.
How about when Bill suggested about Obama, that he "would have been getting us coffee."
Joe Biden's racist statement, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
Harry Reid came out and ripped Trump for his racist statement conveniently forgetting he told the Asian Chamber of Commerce, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”
Then there's Loretta Sanchez who accused the “Vietnamese” of “trying to take this seat” from her when running against a Vietnamese-American candidate. Managing to ridicule both Hindus and Native Americans with one slur.
Yup the Democrats and the media only look at the D and R after a candidate's name and you can bet you know where they'll come down on the racist statement question merely knowing the party affiliation.
Only demonstrating the core of Leftism is tribalism and remember tribes are run why tribal lords and the democrats have spent decades remaking America all about tribe and tribal interests knowing if they can break down the rule of law and the American ethos of the founding fathers they could be the tribal leaders.
Powerline has a great article on the Obama administrations deleting of more transcripts, this time the White House spokes mouth piece Josh Earnest. Proving Orwell's statement, those who control the past control the future.
June 7, 2016
Trump's warped mind
What Krauthammer said here about Trump and the Trump University lawsuit, accusing a judge of being incapable of residing over his personal private lawsuit because he's of Mexican heritage is so important it needs to be pounded in again and again.
Of course it makes him look as if he cares more about a personal vendetta than he does about the party or the ideas he espouses. As if he is, he is, that's the point. He's revealing who he is.
This isn't some gaffe or accident. If it were something he threw off, and then realizes he was a little over the time, he had ample opportunity over the weekend to retract, to move away. Instead he
doubled down. He widened the net of sort of non-Americans or people who aren't impartial because of their ethnicity beyond Mexican-Americans to now include Muslim.
This isn't a guy who has made a false step, of course he did. But the larger point is, he's revealing who he is. It is not just that those who have now decided to throw in and support him for party unity or whatever reasons have made a tactical mistake in getting behind him. They have to ask themselves, morally, is this the man you want to be the leader of your party? That's what's at stake here. That's why it's a bigger issue.
Does Trump have any merit asking the judge to recues himself??? Megyn Kelly takes up that question here.
I have been told over and over again if I don't vote for Trump then I'm voting for Hillary. I'm tired of this trope a candidate has to earn my vote, its not just given especially if the candidate is corrupt billionaire who does not have the moral under pinnings to understand he is saying biggoted things and seems to think his candidacy is also a platform to bully his way around for his private life.
Then again, Donald Trump made his fortune purchasing politicians is it any wonder he believes the entire world is bought and paid for?
June 6, 2016
Quote of the Day...
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower
The 3 D's which spell Disaster for America and Israel
Alan Dershowitz is lifelong Democrat who, at times, has taken his party to task. Dershowitz is a Constitutional scholar, author, and Harvard Law professor. Over the past few years he has been very critical over Barak Obama's executive over reach and has warned his own party for going along with Obama's extra Constitutional authority. Yesterday, Dershowitz was again, warning Democrat's in the Jerusalem Post about Bernie Sanders "bigoted appointees endangering Clinton's election."
Sanders has demonstrated a consistent bias against the nation-state of the Jewish people and surrounded himself with foreign-policy “experts” who often describe Israel as an apartheid state, and have repeatedly accused the IDF of committing war crimes. Sanders has clearly absorbed some of this rhetoric, as demonstrated in a series of recent interviews, in which he grossly overstated the number of Palestinian civilian deaths in Operation Protective Edge, and accused Israel of using disproportionate force in response to Hamas’ rocket attacks.
He's referring to Sander's continued attack from Hillary's Left and forcing her to re-shape the Democrat platform and appoint James Zogby and Cornell West.
Zogby has frequently used provocative and even bigoted language when commentating on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He has compared the plight of the Palestinian people to that
of the Jews during the Holocaust. He has described Gaza as “the world’s largest concentration camp,” and has repeatedly accused the Israeli government of perpetrating crimes against humanity.
Comparing Israel’s self defense actions to the Nazi genocide against the Jews is a not-so subtle form of Holocaust denial: if all Nazi Germany did was defend itself against Jewish aggression, then
there were no gas chambers, no rounding up of Jews from the most far-flung corners of Europe and transporting them to Auschwitz, and no genocide.
Moreover, Zogby has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which calls for the boycott only of Israeli goods and institutions, until Israel allows for the so-called “right of return,” which would turn Israel into yet another Arab-Muslim majority state. In effect Zogby is supportive of a group whose stated objective is to undo over 30 years of negotiations, and end the existence of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.
Zogby, he (Dershowitz) claims is "a moderate" compared to Cornell West.
Like many hard-left anti-Israel bigots, West also has disdain for America and its current president, whom he has accused of being a war criminal for supporting Israel’s military
interventions in Gaza, and for escalating the use of drones in operations against Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaida.
He has also called President Barack Obama “the first niggerized president of the United States,” a remark which was widely condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike. West justified his criticisms of President Obama by explaining that the president “feels most comfortable with upper middle- class white and Jewish men who consider themselves very smart, very savvy, and very effective in getting what they want” thereby invoking another anti-Semitic stereotype, that of the savvy Jewish businessman.
West has a long history of accusing Jews of being racist. He claimed that “large numbers of Jews tried to secure a foothold in America by falling in step with the widespread perpetuation of anti-black stereotypes and garnering of white-skin privilege benefits to non-black Americans.”
West called Black Lives Matter "a marvelous new militancy...with courage, vision," and believes that the shooting of Michael Brown was a manifestation of "American terrorism."
West is also a 9/11 conspirer suggesting he wasn't certain Muslim's were behind the 9/ 11 attacks.
Is it any wonder why Sander's has been so hostile toward Debbie Wassermann Shultz or vice versa?
These appointments to the Democrat platform endanger the Democrat of losing the Jewish vote, although I believe for many Jews politics have become their new god.
America has reached a point where the far Left and the far nativist Right seem to be in control of the parties. The far Left's god is government, like all Socialist and Communist governments before now and the Far Right are bigots supporting a "America First" movement which had flirted with Pat Buchanan back in 2000, but now finds a home with Donald Trump.
Barak Obama has tried to hide his disdain for Israel and America knowing it was political suicide. Has the Democrat party moved so for Left they've given up the charade of being neutral toward Israel and America and are now, like much of Europe, openly anti-Semitic and anti-America? The same can be asked of Republican's. Has the party moved so far right they're flirting with a white power movement?
Each election I have felt the walls closing in on our country which used to strive toward law and order, people's rights over government, and the freedom to say whatever they wanted into a society driven by distrust, disdain, and delusion and this elections candidates have only advanced our walk into the three D abyss.
June 1, 2016
Quote of the Day...
We need an updated online primer in American government and political thought. We all learn about the separation of powers and federalism, but don't understand that these restraints do not operate in the administrative universe. Indeed, the administrative state was designed to overcome these obstacles. Our mission should be to educate American on the real effects of this turn toward administrative regulations and rules.
Professor Jean Yarbrough
The Administrative State
I watched Brexit this morning. It is a documentary about the EU. It was made to help the British people see the infrastructure of how the EU works. The people of Brittan will be voting on whether or not to stay part of the European Union. What they are being asked to do is turn their sovereignty over to bureaucrats, the Leftist dream world of the administrative state.
I watched the entire movie, but really the first 10-12 minutes lays out the entire picture for you the rest of the film is just interviews and imagery bolstering their case. One could argue and say it's only one side of the argument and I'd agree. However, we all know it's the side they are suppressing in the news and media and one needs to ask themselves why? Isn't it the job of the media to ask the important questions for the people? Well folks, that ship sailed off long ago and even here in America, our last best hope for honest journalism or a conservative alternative, jumped off the Trump train months ago. Yes, I'm talking about Fox News which is now the headquarters for Donald Trump, but I digress.
The EU is the Leftist Utopia where unelected bureaucrats and plutocrats make all the laws and decide who wins in business and who loses. The only people elected in the EU are front people who have no power to change legislation and no authority to make law or rules, in other words - it's a scam.
It is important for us Americans to understand that while we cannot become members of the EU the Left is trying to set up the same apparatuses here in America. Why, because they don't trust you. They think you aren't smart enough to understand the complexity and importance of decisions such as guns, healthcare, clean air, clean energy, education, babies, etc., etc. The list is endless because the Left's desire to control until there is nothing more to control is endless.
While Leftism begins with the desire to understand and help it ceases to understand it's destructive nature due to misplaced mercy. In Judaism it's called kindness upon kindness. In other words it's kindness without justice. Personally, I think it's kindness without kindness. Why, because it ends up making rules like males or females, in other words biologically male and female persons who think they are the opposite sex of their chromosomes, to believe they are allowed to use the opposite sexes bathrooms. For that matter, they are willing to force it on us.
According to statistics people suffering from gender dysphoria, yes that is what it's called, represent about .03% of the population. That's right, less than a half a percent of the population have this disorder, yet the Left's veracious appetite for control over the most minute parts of our lives is so great they even want to tell us how we go to the bathroom.
This next election will not be over how small the government should be it will be over who runs the administrative state better. Now, I could be wrong about Donald Trump, but unless he is lying, he just thinks the big administrative state can be successfully managed with the correct leader.
What this says to me is Americans have to be taught about liberty again. Our schools gave up teaching liberty about 30 years ago and we have an entire voting class of people who think government is the good guys and big businesses are the bad guys. I haven't met a big business yet who was able to take over a state and point guns at people. Someone, a percentage of the population agrees big business guys are not the enemy, but that doesn't mean they know how to run a nation either. It is a fundamental misunderstanding of freedom, but when you don't believe in God you become crazy enough to believe some guy with a big mouth and a plane can solve all your problems. That is not a good sign for liberty.