Judge Roy Moore raising $75,000 to pay for recount in Alabama

Given growing reports of voter fraud during the Alabama special election and the revelation that Gloria Allred’s daughter offered six digit payoffs for women to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct Roy Moore isn’t giving up.

In an email to supporters the Moore for U.S. Senate campaign stated the following:

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing with me against the Washington establishment and those who despise our conservative Christian values.

Your encouragement, support and prayers throughout this brutal fight means the world to me and my family.

But I also wanted to let you know that the battle is NOT OVER!

You see, military and provisional ballots haven’t yet been counted by the Secretary of State’s office.

Without those ballots, Richard, this race is too close to call.

Not only that, but we have received reports of voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state.

That’s what I mean when I say the battle is NOT OVER!

And that’s why I’m counting on your generous support once more.

My campaign team is busy collecting numerous reported cases of voter fraud and irregularities for the Secretary of State’s office.

But Richard, the truth is, chasing down and gathering up these reports requires a lot of resources my campaign simply doesn’t have because our budget ran through Tuesday.

Worse yet, everything must be submitted shortly after the certification date, which is just a week and a half from today.

Time is running out for conservatives to guarantee the integrity of this election.   

So can I count on you to chip in a donation to my campaign’s “Election Integrity Fund” to help document and submit EVERY report of voter fraud and irregularities before the deadline?

Your generous support will help cover the costs associated with collecting and submitting the information on time.

This includes gas, research, phone calls, and hundreds of hours in manpower.

Any amount you can donate at this time is critical to ensuring the integrity of this election and making sure ALL votes are accurately counted before the certification date.

In closing, Richard, I recorded a special video message for you about the importance of this fight — and why the battle still rages on.

So please click HERE to watch the video and chip in a donation to help fund my campaign’s critical “Election Integrity Fund.”

Thank you again for your support.

Please stay tuned for more updates in the near future.

Sincerely,

Judge Roy Moore

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The Battle between the Trust Orlando Coalition and the No Sanctuary City Coalition

This battle should not exist were it not for certain Mayors and Commissioners that refuse to obey and enforce federal law.

Back in June 29th, 2017 President Trump made the following statement regarding the passage of Kate’s Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.

President Trump,

“[A]pplauded the House for passing two crucial measures to save and protect American lives. These were bills I campaigned on and that are vital to our public safety and national security. The first bill, Kate’s Law, increases criminal penalties for illegal immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the country illegally.”

“The second bill, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, restricts taxpayer grant money to cities that prevent their police from turning over dangerous criminal aliens to federal authorities. Sanctuary cities are releasing violent criminals, including members of the bloodthirsty MS-13, back onto our streets. Innocent Americans are suffering unthinkable violence as a result of these cities’ reckless actions. The House bill also includes what is known as Grant’s Las and Sarah’s Law. These provisions, which prevent the release of dangerous criminals awaiting removal proceedings, are named for two slain Americans whose parents I was able to spend time with during the campaign”

This battle over enforcing federal immigration law has now reached Orlando, Florida where the Mayor has chosen to make it an unsafe pseudo sanctuary city. I refer you to an article that was published in the “Orlando Rising” on Oct. 30th, 2017.

This article refers the Trust Orlando Coalition having made inroads to convert Orlando into a city where people of all races, backgrounds, religion, and IMMIGRATION status, are welcome!

To quote Mayor Dyer when speaking to a female DACA recipient:

“You have nothing to worry about – the Orlando police officers do not detain immigrants or inquire about their immigration status. The city and its legal department will continue to work with the Trust Orlando Coalition to show they are willing to step forward on this issue. The City will not focus on immigration enforcement but on making Orlando the best place in America to live, work, play, and raise a family”.

Ivan Velazques, a DACA recipient and activist who heads the “Florida Immigration Coalition” is responsible for the defeat of 9 anti-Sanctuary bills in the Senate back in May. They are seeking the TRUST Act from Mayor Dyer that sends a clear message to the “migrants” (illegal aliens) that they are welcome and protected in Orlando.

Legal Immigrants for America got involved to form a coalition of our own: The No Sanctuary City Coalition, to write a Resolution, and present it to Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Commissioners to enforce and cooperate with federal law and deny the codifying of Orlando as a pseudo-Sanctuary City. The Resolution reads:

To: Mayor Buddy Dyer and Members of the City Council

Re: Resolution affirming that the City of Orlando, Florida shall continue to enforce Federal Immigration laws and regulations and shall not adopt Sanctuary City Policies

WHEREAS, certain municipalities and counties in the United States have adopted or implemented sanctuary city policies that limit cooperation with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration laws and regulations; and

WHEREAS, sanctuary city policies may prohibit the sharing of immigration information between local law officials and federal agencies; restrict the authority of local police officers to make arrests for federal immigration violations; restrict local police responses to federal immigration detainers; and implement other policies intended to limit cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and

WHEREAS, failure to cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration laws and regulation may bring financial repercussions that will harm our lawful resident, both immigrant and native born, in particular the neediest and most vulnerable among us; and

WHEREAS, the City of Orlando is committed to enforcement of federal immigration laws and regulations; and

WHEREAS, The Orlando Police Department will send a notification to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) upon reasonable suspicion that a person arrested for, or suspect of criminal activity, is not legally present in the United States as per ICE Detainer Form (1-247A) implemented April 2,2017; and

WHEREAS, the proper authority will respond to an ICE detainer until the end of an inmates’s scheduled release date. During this time, ICE may arrange to assume custody of any undocumented immigrants; and

WHEREAS, Purchasing requires that any City contractor or vendor rendering services or goods in an amount of $3,500 or more must provide a sworn certification of compliance with all federal immigration laws, including the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act; and

WHEREAS, The City of Orlando will abide and enforce all federal and local immigration laws equally amongst all people showing no favor or bias towards anyone group over another, end ‘Bias Free Policing’; and

WHEREAS, ICE and Customs Border Protection (CBP) will have full access to city facilities or person(s) in custody without a warrant; and

WHEREAS, The City of Orlando, Mayor, or by any Executive Order will not prevent Orlando police officers and city employees from asking about immigration status “except as required by federal or state statute or court decision.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Orlando, Florida:

1. The City of Orlando, Florida has no intention of adopting policies intended to restrict the enforcement of federal immigration laws and regulations; and
2. The City of Orlando, Florida, under the direction of the City Manager, will continue to uphold all federal, state and local immigration laws, and cooperate with ICE, CSP, and other agencies in the enforcement of the same.

On the 11th of December about 20 of The No Sanctuary City Coalition representatives appeared in front of the Mayor to present our Resolution and defend it. The Trust Orlando Coalition had many representatives in the room. CAIR, La Raza, the local AFL-CIO, and organizations from UCF, unions, etc.

We will be publishing the u-tube video on LIFA’S Facebook Page. To watch it, go to: www.golifa.com and then to Facebook.

LIFA believes that we need to emulate Governor Abbott or Texas and make our state immune from the Sanctuary City threat and aberration. Such a bill (HB-9) has already passed the Florida House, but has been held up in the Florida Senate. We all need to contact them

The Trust Orlando Coalition has about 34+ organizations that have joined to disrespect the laws of our country. They believe the higher the number of anti-American organizations they have the greater the chances for them to prevail.

We, The No Sanctuary City Coalition believe that we are on the right side of the issue. We believe that by illuminating the unfairness and biases of our politicians giving preference to the illegal criminal aliens over and above Americans and legal immigrants, that they should be considered in dereliction of duty and suffer consequences.

The open borders have attracted people from as many as 70 countries hostile to America. If they won’t obey the law, perhaps they will listen to We The People. I ask that you help us become greater in number as well.

Thank you and God Bless the United States of America!

Respectfully,

Amapola Hansberger

President
Legal Immigrants for America
www.goLIFA.com

ABOUT AMAPOLA HANSBERGER

Amapola Hansberger was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. She attended a French Roman Catholic Academy. At the age of 18 she entered the United States as a US Resident. Studied English and Secretarial Sciences at UC Chatsworth. Went to work for Gene Autry’s TV station KTLA-5, Hollywood, Ca. as Executive Secretary for the Chief Engineer. Three years later, she went to work for NBC-4, Burbank, Ca. as Executive Secretary and Assistant to the CFO of Technical Operations. In 1973 she went to work for Pan American World Airways as a Spanish qualified Flight Attendant. She has been a licensed Realtor in California, Hawaii, and Florida and a real estate investor. She became a US Citizen in 1975. In 1979 she lost her country of birth to Communism. Amapola and her husband, James, founded Legal Immigrants for America. The voice of the voiceless legal immigrant, in Oct. 2014.

 

The Numbers That Prove How Much the Mainstream Media Hate Trump

There may be fake news, but there’s no making up the media’s loathing of President Donald Trump.

The press has been unrelenting toward this president since Day One—and the Media Research Center’s data proves it. Even the 89 percent negativity from his early months almost seem benevolent now, with numbers in the 91-93 percent range (the latter according to Harvard).

“Our latest numbers show that coverage of Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in September, October and November was more than 90 percent negative (our methodology counts only explicitly evaluative statements from reporters or non-partisan sources),” the Media Research Center explains. “In September, there were just 31 pro-Trump statements on the Big Three vs. 359 negative. In October, the number of positive statements grew to 41, while the negative statements swelled to 435.”

The hostility is tough to ignore, spilling over into fiery White House press briefings and a line of questioning more combative than most Hill hearings. “Add it all up,” the Media Research Center reports, “and coverage of Trump has been 91 percent negative during the past three months. Our study of news in June, July and August found an identical rate of 91 percent negative, which means TV news is unchanged in its hostility toward the president.”

And the bias isn’t just in conservatives’ heads. Former President (and Democrat) Jimmy Carter knows a little something about dealing with the press as the leader of the free world. Even he agrees: “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” he told The New York Times. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

The reality is that to date the president has systematically gone about fulfilling his campaign promises—and that’s what’s driving people opposed to a conservative, pro-American agenda crazy.

COMMENTARY BY

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Trump Gets under the Media’s Spin

There may be fake news, but there’s no making up the media’s loathing of Donald Trump. The press has been unrelenting toward this president since day one — and Media Research Center’s data proves it. Even the 89 percent negativity from his early months almost seem benevolent now, with numbers in the 91-93 percent range (the latter, according to Harvard).

“Our latest numbers show that coverage of Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in September, October and November was more than 90 percent negative (our methodology counts only explicitly evaluative statements from reporters or non-partisan sources)” MRC explains. “In September, there were just 31 pro-Trump statements on the Big Three vs. 359 negative. In October, the number of positive statements grew to 41, while the negative statements swelled to 435.”

The hostility is tough to ignore, spilling over into fiery White House press briefings and a line of questioning more combative than most Hill hearings. “Add it all up,” MRC reports, “and coverage of Trump has been 91 percent negative during the past three months. Our study of news in June, July and August found an identical rate of 91 percent negative, which means TV news is unchanged in its hostility toward the president.”

And the bias isn’t just in conservatives’ heads. Former President (and Democrat) Jimmy Carter knows a little something about dealing with the press as the leader of the free world. Even he agrees: “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” he told the New York Times. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

The reality is that to date the president has systematically gone about fulfilling his campaign promises — and that’s what’s driving people opposed to a conservative, pro-American agenda crazy.


Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.


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VIDEOS: The Swamp Comes to Alabama and a Democrat Wins!

The Daily Signal’s Rachel del Guidice reports:

Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race.

Prior to the allegations of sexual misconduct Moore faced, the state was seen as an almost sure win for a Republican candidate. President Donald Trump won Alabama by almost 28 percentage points in 2016 and there has not been a Democrat senator in 25 years representing the solidly red state.

With 93 percent of the precincts reporting, Jones had 49.6 percent of the vote, or 602,515 votes, while Moore had 48.8 percent, or 592,729 votes, according to The New York Times.

A Jones win will hurt the conservative agenda, Brian Darling, a former staffer for Sen. Rand Paul, said in an email to The Daily Signal.

“This development empowers the moderates in the Senate in a way that will halt progress on a free market conservative agenda,” Darling, president of Liberty Government Affairs, said. “It is sad that the Republican leadership has proven so incompetent in implementing an agenda promoting free markets, lower taxes and a limited government [and] that has now become even harder to pass.”

After Jones is sworn in, there will be 49 Democrat senators and 51 Republican senators.

[ … ]

Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, [Jeff Flake, R-AZ, Richard Shelby, R-Alabama] and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also withdrew support.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Moore would face an ethics investigation if elected.

According to Gateway Pundit:

Republicans (Roy Moore) lost 667,819 votes — or 50% of 2016 vote

Democrats (Doug Jones) lost 58,396 votes — or .08% of 2016 vote

Additionally, there were a total of 22,819 write-in votes or 1.7% of the total votes cast.

Bill Finley published a video titled “The Lynching of Roy Moore”:

Judge Moore has not conceded the race until the absentee ballots are counted. According to Section 17-16-20 of Alabama state law:

When, in a general election, the election returns for any public office, including a judicial office, reflect that a candidate is defeated or any ballot statewide measure is defeated by not more than one half of one percent of the votes cast for the office, or the ballot measure, as certified by the appropriate election officer, a recount shall be held unless the defeated candidate submits a written waiver for the recount…

According to RedState.com, “[T]he Moore campaign could contest the results and pay for a recount. But the Republican Alabama Secretary of State said during an interview with CNN election night that it’s “highly unlikely” the outcome of the election would change, even with a recount.

President Trump tweeted:

The swamp came to Alabama and won.

We will be watching how Republicans and Democrats use this race as a referendum for their policies in other key races for governorships in southern states like Florida and Georgia.

In an email titled “What Happened in Alabama’s election” Michael Williams, Republican candidate for the Governor of Georgia wrote:

Mitch McConnell and his establishment buddies in DC went after Roy Moore. It was obvious to those watching. They secretly hoped pro-abortion, anti-Trump Democrat Doug Jones would win in deep red Alabama. Not because they were convinced Moore was guilty of the allegations against him, but because they knew he would be a lock vote for conservatives.

Now my Democrat opponent Stacey Abrams is tweeting up a storm that Alabama’s results are a prediction of what is to come in Georgia! She will be correct if we nominate a Mitch McConnell/Jeff Flake establishment Republican. Georgia Democrats are invigorated by the Alabama election, we need to fight harder now more than ever!

Two of my establishment Republican opponents, Casey Cagle and Hunter Hill, refused to even discuss Roy Moore, let alone support his conservative agenda or President Trump. Their liberal Atlanta donors would stop lining their pockets if they supported a conservative. So they remained silent as Alabama voted blue tonight. I’m sure they’ll have some Monday morning quarterback analysis now that the election is over. But weak establishment Republicans like them is exactly why we lost the Alabama senate seat to a pro-abortion Democrat.

Establishment politicians cut funding to Moore and it helped cost him the election. But it’s not Roy Moore I’m concerned about. It’s the Trump America First agenda that I’m worried about. We now have a razor thin margin in the U.S. Senate. This means getting the Trump agenda passed will become even more difficult.

To learn more about Michael Williams click here.

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Podcast: Is Facebook Destroying Our Culture?

Is a former Facebook executive right about the evils of social media? We debate. Plus we talk about transgenderism and children, the Democrats’ attempts to get the Dreamers legalized, Lois Lerner’s ongoing fight, and whether Netflix shamed Christmas movie fans.

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GUILTY: Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Company Surrenders In First Successful Prosecution [+video]

In the first successful prosecution of Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trafficking network, the companies DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics have admitted guilt in a $7.8 million settlement with the Orange County District Attorney’s office for selling baby body parts for profit.

The DaVinci companies harvested and sold late-term aborted fetal parts from Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties for 7 years, and made kickback payments to Planned Parenthood. The OCDA credited CMP’s investigative journalism reporting with prompting their investigation.

This news comes right after the U.S. Department of Justice has announced their own investigation of Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts in violation of federal law, which David Daleiden discussed on December 11th on Fox News Channel with Tucker Carlson:

CMP’s statement is available here:

Two of Planned Parenthood’s business partners, DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, have admitted guilt in a $7.8 million settlement with the Orange County District Attorney for selling aborted baby body parts from Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties for profit in violation of federal and California law. The OCDA’s press release credits citizen journalism reporting from The Center for Medical Progress for prompting the investigation of baby body parts trafficking in Orange County.

“The DaVinci companies’ admission of guilt for selling baby parts from Planned Parenthood is a ringing vindication of CMP’s citizen journalism methods and accuracy,” says CMP Project Lead David Daleiden. “In light of the news that Planned Parenthood is now under federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for the sale of fetal body parts, the next step is for Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties to be held accountable under the law for their 7-year-long aiding, abetting, and profiting in DaVinci’s criminal scheme to sell baby parts for profit.”

You can watch CMP’s previous undercover journalism about Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties and their relationship with the DaVinci companies here.

Planned Parenthood and their business partners’ commodification of our unborn brothers and sisters is an atrocity against humanity that deserves the full attention of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Trump’s Immigration Policies are Working: How 800 Americans in Chicago got jobs overnight!

I often focus on the nexus between failures of the immigration system and the way that these failures undermine national security and public safety.  Today, however, we will consider a more prosaic issue, but one that impacts millions of American and lawful immigrant workers and their families and hurt the U.S. economy.  The fact that millions of illegal aliens have taken jobs that should be done by Americans and lawful immigrants.

For years we have heard the lament spewed by globalist immigration anarchists that there are “jobs Americans won’t do.”

That statement is one of many employed in committing the crime of what I have come to refer to as Theft By Deception: The Immigration Con Game.

There are no jobs Americans won’t do, provided that they are paid fair wages under lawful working conditions.  The very concept of “jobs Americans won’t do” is insulting to tens of millions of hard-working and conscientious Americans who trudge off to work each and every day to do dangerous, back-breaking and filthy jobs so that they can support themselves and their families.

Homer Hickam, is the author of the book, “Rocket Boys,” an autobiographical account of his early years in the 1950s as the son of a coal miner in Coalwood, West Virginia.  Back then, the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik motivated him to become involved with rocketry.  He ultimately went on to become a NASA engineer.  His book became the basis for the must-see film October Sky.

Because of his background and eloquence as a writer, he was called upon to address the memorial service for the miners who perished at the Sago Mine disaster in 2006. In the eulogy, Hickam said, “There is no water holier than the sweat off a man’s brow.”

Contrast Hickam’s reverence for hardworking Americans that his eloquent statement reflected with the contempt of those who derisively claim that Americans apparently won’t do hard work.

Employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens generally are putting their bottom lines first and not acting out of compassion.  There is nothing compassionate about firing hard-working Americans to replace them with foreign workers who are vulnerable to exploitation.

In point of fact, such actions are illegal and anti-American in the truest sense of that term. President Trump is the first president, in all too many decades, who understands the issues and is determined to address this betrayal of American workers by ramping up immigration law enforcement against unscrupulous employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens and the illegal aliens themselves.

This two-pronged approach is effective if enough resources are brought to bear to not only punish the law violators but to punish enough of them that meaningful deterrence is created to dissuade employers from hiring illegal aliens and also to deter aspiring illegal aliens from coming to the United States in the first place.

This is comparable to having police arrest prostitutes and their clients.  In both situations it literally “takes two to tango.”

On November 28, 2017 the Chicago Tribune published a report on a recent field operation by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) “Chicago immigration raid leaves bakery scrambling to rehire after 800 workers lost.”

That report began with this sentence:

A Swiss maker of hamburger buns for McDonald’s Corp. said it’s struggling to run a Chicago bakery after it lost a third of its workers in a clampdown on 800 immigrants without sufficient documentation.

That sentence could have been written by George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth.”

The “immigrants” did not lack “sufficient documentation.” They lacked the lawful right to work in the United States and, in fact, were likely illegal aliens, meaning that they not only did not have the right to work in the United States, they did not have the right to be present in the United States at all.

The distinction is that aliens who run our borders and enter the United States without inspection are immediately subject to arrest and deportation.  However, non-immigrant aliens who are admitted as tourists, for example, are not permitted to work unless they are granted specific authorization.  An alien who works illegally becomes immediately subject to removal (deportation) even if he/she has not overstayed his authorized period of admission.

That article went on to note:

The raid on workers at Cloverhill is one of the biggest U.S. employment headaches reported by a European company so far as President Donald Trump has made curbing undocumented immigration a centerpiece of his presidency. Aryzta said it faces challenges in retaining staff in the U.S. and pressure to raise wages.

One of President Trump’s primary campaign promises was to put American workers first by enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. Clearly this strategy works.  Eight hundred American and lawful immigrant workers will be the beneficiaries of that field operation in Chicago.

Furthermore, foreign workers, whether they are legally or illegally working in the United States send as much of their earnings as possible back to their families in their home countries.  This certainly makes sense for them, but is not in the best interests of the United States.

Every year tens of billions of dollars in wages earned by illegal aliens is wired or otherwise transferred out of the United States.  This money is permanently lost to the U.S. economy and increases America’s national debt.

While almost all candidates for political office promise to create jobs, effective immigration law enforcement can liberate jobs, freeing up already existing jobs for American and lawful immigrant workers. Creating new jobs can be difficult and time-consuming, often requiring that funding be arranged to start a new business or expand an existing business.  Liberating jobs can be done literally overnight as was reported in the Chicago Tribune story, without the expenditure of time or money.

At the beginning of my career with the former INS I participated in worksite investigations and happily witnessed, up close and in person, lines of new employees standing at the doors of factories I had helped to raid the day before.  Those new workers were of every race, religion and ethnicity.  What united them was that they were all either Americans or aliens who were authorized to work in the United States.

While immigration law enforcement is a function of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because of the national security and public safety concerns that relate the potential for criminals, spies and terrorists entering the United States, prior to the Second World War, the Labor Department had primary responsibility for the enforcement and administration of our immigration laws.

Our leaders of the Greatest Generation understood that for America to do well, Americans had to do well.  Their goal was to make certain that American workers would not have to compete with foreign workers for a job.  This was of particular concern during the Great Depression which saw millions of desperate unemployed Americans standing on line at soup kitchens. Shielding American workers from foreign competition gave rise to the middle class which, in turn, created the “American Dream.”

Immigration law enforcement authority was moved into the Justice Department during the beginning of the Second World War when concerns arose that enemy combatants, including spies and saboteurs, might seek to enter the United States.

Today tens of millions of hard-working Americans are unemployed or under-employed.  President Trump’s immigration policies are beginning to have the desired effect of liberating jobs and raising wages.

However, politicians from both parties seek to undermine the President’s goals.  What is particularly infuriating is that Democrats in Congress, who claim to be “pro-labor,” continue to block the administration’s efforts to secure our borders, not only against narcotics and other contraband as well as criminals, terrorists and fugitives but against the entry of foreign workers who undercut the jobs and wages of Americans.

The Democrats support massive chain migration and demand the legalization of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who were granted temporary authorization under Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action- Childhood Arrival) program, threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get their way.

If those DACA aliens, who had claimed to have entered the United States prior to their 16 birthdays are legalized, once they acquire U.S. citizenship they will have the right, under current law, to file to have all of their brothers and sisters and their spouses and minor children admitted into the United States as lawful immigrants.  Under such a scenario, one newly minted U.S. citizen could bring in dozens of extended family members.

The Democratic Party used to be the party of blue collar America- supporting laws and policies that benefitted that segment of the U.S. population.  Their leaders may still claim to be advocates for America’s working families, however their duplicitous actions that betray American workers and their families, while undermining national security and public safety, provide clear and incontrovertible evidence of their lies.

Americans must demand that all of our political leaders finally accept the wisdom, morality and true leadership of the Greatest Generation and support President Trump’s immigration policies and the underlying principle that for America to do well, Americans must do well.

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SWAMP EXPOSED: Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer gave anti-Roy Moore information to WaPo

Big League Politics first reported that former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post. 

According to Editor-in-Chief Patrick Howley from Big League Politics:

Tim Miller

Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his opposition to the Republican president.

Big League Politics has obtained screenshots of a text conversation between Tim Miller and conservative writer Charles C. Johnson. In the conversation, Miller refers to “Beth.” He is referring to Beth Reinhard, a Washington Post reporter who has pushed the allegations against Moore.

The allegations that Moore pursued young teenage girls have been roundly criticized for alleged factual inaccuracy, and for the Democratic Party connections of at least one accuser.

Here is the Miller conversation with WaPo reporter Beth Reinhard:

Gay Star News reports that Tim Miller, who is a homosexual, is supporting Judge Roy Moore’s opponent by contributing to his campaign. Gay Star News included the following tweets by Miller:

Moore has made his position on homosexuality very clear, holding the Biblical view that sodomy is a sin and that transgenders should not serve in the U.S. military. Judge Moore is a West Point graduate and combat veteran of the Vietnam War.

It seems that Judge Moore is vindicated when he said that the Republican establishment, Democrats and homosexuals are after him as they were against President Trump.

The Alabama voters will be selecting their new U.S. Senator on Tuesday, December 12th. This newest revelation and President Trump calling for Alabamians to support and vote for Judge Roy Moore may swing even more voters toward the outsider Republican.

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Handwriting Expert Touted by Washington Post Turns on Gloria Allred: Calls for Activist Attorney to Release Yearbook

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is a Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)

European Union Suing Countries that Refuse to take Migrants

Pressure from Brussels is being ratcheted up against the so called Visegrad three (there were four!) to take thousands of those illegal migrants that have ‘made their way’ across the Mediterranean or came in via Turkey to Greece and are now piled up in Italy or Greece.

I’m calling them migrants because in most cases their status as legitimate refugees has not been determined.  Asylum seekers who can prove they would be persecuted if returned to their own countries become legitimate refugees only after having had their asylum claims processed and approved.

Orban and Soros

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (left).

We learned this week that Germany was preparing to begin returning to Syria those migrants who failed their asylum requests.  See here.

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban says George Soros is working to push migrants throughout Europe. As I have said repeatedly, Donald Trump should invite Orban to a state dinner and send a powerful message!

Here is news from News Europe:

The European Commission is suing Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary for failing to fulfill their obligations in the context of the European refugee relocation programme.

The Visegrad four had all objected, with Slovakia joining Hungary in suing the European Commission for interfering with their sovereignty. Slovakia stepped down from its confrontation with Brussels, but Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest continue to express objections to the programme. Turning the tables, the European Commission is now taking the three countries to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The refugee relocation plan was adopted in 2015 and envisaged the relocation of 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy to the rest of the EU. The resettlement scheme took into account unemployment, GDP, and population. The quota for the Visegrad countries was 8,000 refugees.

The Law and Justice (PiS) government insists Poland will not accept migrants from Africa and the Middle East citing security concerns.

I wonder if these countries are thinking about getting out of the EU as the UK is now (slowly) doing.  Each could trade directly with the UK and the US.  But, they would need to build up their armies, shore up their borders as the Muslim population grows in Germany, France, Belgium, etc. in the coming decades.

See my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive by clicking here.

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Women for Trump are on the ground in Alabama to support Roy Moore!

Women for Trump in Alabama to support Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. Photo: Women for Trump.

In an email Women for Trump showed support for Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. The email reads in part:

The Swamp Monsters in DC want to put in a liberal progressive in the senate to replace Jeff Sessions.

They are making up stories to discredit Judge Roy Moore.

They want to stop anyone who supports President Trump’s “America First” agenda.

Here is where we need your help. The latest polls have Judge Moore down by just 1 percentage point but we can fix that.  Women are the ones that are going to decide this race just like we did for President Trump and that is why we are in Alabama with boots on the ground.

It is crunch time and we need you!

We need your support to turn out the vote for Judge Roy Moore. The election is December 12th so we need your SUPPORT NOW

You may have seen the large rally that was held on the steps of the Alabama capitol? We were there and that was just our warning shot. You may have seen us on national television supporting Roy Moore. We are not backing down.

The below video is a group of women supporters of Judge Moore at a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Birmingham, Alabama:

The Women for Trump conclude with:

We are on the ground in Alabama and are running ads, knocking on doors, doing sign wavings, hosting meet & greets and most importantly convincing people that they must vote for Judge Moore!

President Donald Trump needs Judge Moore’s help in the Senate and the Judge needs our help to get to the Senate.  He is ready to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, to build the wall, to reform our tax code for the middle class and to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

The mainstream media will not cover this support for Judge Moore, but we do.

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Prediction: In 2018 other countries will quietly move their embassies to Jerusalem

Three reasons why the Embassy move is great for the United States and the world!

YES, Leaders lead and others follow, so indeed, more countries will move their Embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018. Here are three reasons why this “apocalyptic” decision by President Trump will NOT cause world disorder but more stability in the Middle East.

  1. MUSLIM RAGE IS ETERNAL – Muslim rage, or insane behavior like blowing yourself up to please God is part of historic Islamic doctrine, it ain’t going away folks! Therefore it must NEVER be a factor in constructing principled public policy. Why has the USA deferred moving OUR Embassy for 22 years because of “Muslim Rage?”  This was a perfect time for the Trump move.
  2. MUSLIMS LEADERS REALLY HATE “PALESTINIANS” – The worst kept secret in the world is that the Saudi’s can’t stand the “Palestinians.” In fact most “advanced” Muslim countries hate the people who call themselves palestinians and have carried on this nonsense of “rage, terrorism and right of return” for 70 years! BUT, the countries like Saudi, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan have to play to their insane Jew-hating populations and these leaders make a lot of noise for public consumption but then call Bibi for help from his IDF when they need it, like EVERY DAY!  These leaders will scream and yell at Israel and Trump for a couple of months and then Muslims will get used to the new normal of a stronger Israel. The Sunni Arab countries need Israel’s help against the Iran more than they care for the theatrical Palestinians and their fat-cat, Ritz Carlton-living billionaire leaders!
  3. ISRAEL IS THE STRONG HORSE OF THE MIDDLE EAST – The Arab world, even pre-Mohammad, lived by the tribal doctrine, Strong Horse, Weak Horse. Darwin called this “survival of the fittest.” In the Middle East, Israel is the fittest, which is another evidence of the miracles of God in the life of the Jews. How else can a country a mere 70 years old surpass the strength of the complete 1400 year-old Muslim Umma?  In spite of all the deadly comical “protesting” of the Muslims, which has become a cottage industry for the fat-cat leaders, there is real fear and respect for the Israelis. This move by President Trump has dramatically increased Israel as the STRONG HORSE of the Middle East.

מזל טוב

Mazel Tov President Trump!

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Does William Wilberforce Make the Case for Roy Moore?

William Wilberforce was a 19th Century English political leader, devout Christian and the driving force behind Great Britain’s ban on slavery. He employed a principled Biblical understanding of the inherent value of every person and a practical willingness to compromise and take very small steps at times.

He is revered — by those who know his story. He was as morally upright as they come, although he would have decried such a description. His Christian life was the central focus of his life and he was a relentless fighter for what he believed was right — despite being barely five feet tall and sickly his entire life.

So for the voters of Alabama, including many Christians who are unsure if they can vote for Roy Moore, perhaps Wilberforce provides a way of measuring the decision by a man who more than understood the dilemma. It’s not as simple as maintaining total purity in whom one will support, or the end justifies the means.

Wilberforce was at once both a moral immediatist in abolishing slavery — he believed it must be 100 percent dismantled immediately — and a strategic incrementalist with a long-term view to take each necessary step to reach abolishment. His style and exhortations could in a sense be used to argue against a vote for Moore. But his actions tended more towards a vote for Moore.

Clarke Forsythe, M.A. in Bioethics from Trinity International University, wrote of Wilberforce in Politics for the Greatest Good:

“Although Wilberforce sponsored a motion for general and immediate abolition annually for several years, abolition came not immediately and totally, but in intent and in effect, incrementally. The slave trade was incrementally reduced by regulations and partial prohibitions, and those incremental reductions were tied, in public debate, to issues of national interest rather than strong arguments of morality – “justice” and “humanity” – which were reserved until the final stroke. The incremental reductions served to eliminate the fears raised by the claims of the slave traders. Though Wilberforce and his allies had the strongest moral motivations, they exhibited strategic, tactical and rhetorical flexibility in their actions and arguments in large part because they stayed focused on the end result and did not confuse the goal with their motivations.”

Compromise and sacrifice

Wilberforce’s choice to introduce a bill every year for the immediate abolition of slavery was a decision that politically eliminated him from ever becoming Prime Minister, which many thought he could probably obtain. But after going nowhere a few rounds, he began a more long-term approach that some refer to as incrementalism.

He was able to pass a bill banning the slave trade in certain parts of Africa and to certain parts of the colonies. It was a tiny step to slow the trade. He passed a bill limiting the number of slaves that can be shipped on British ships and a series of proposals called “amelioration bills” for better living conditions for slaves. This was argued on the basis of creating “humane” conditions on slave ships. Clanging words to our ears, but another step in reigning in some of the suffering by reducing the total trade.

These and other bills acted to reduce the profit and value of slavery. That, in turn, reduced the political support for the slave trade until it finally reached the point that Wilberforce and his allies in Parliament could bring the hammer to the cracking institution and finally destroy slavery in Great Britain and throughout the British Empire.

To accomplish this, Wilberforce not only compromised on immediate abolition, but he worked consistently on the incremental bills with members of Parliament who supported the slave trade and even participated profitably in it. He could be criticized for cooperating with slaver interests and not fighting to get full abolition sooner. And it was surely distasteful at times. But historians generally agree that without the incrementalism that reduced the political support, there was too much power in the slave trade to get full abolition passed.

The Wilberforce model has served as a bit of a guide — although not unanimously — for those who believe abortion is as morally abhorrent as slavery. Laws such as banning abortions once a baby in the womb is pain capable, waiting periods and requirement on mothers to see an ultrasound are in line with incrementalism even though the two issues are not completely analogous.

Tying these together a bit, the difference between Roy Moore and his opponent, Doug Jones, on the issue of abortion could not be more stark. Moore is pro sanctity of life from conception while Jones favors a woman’s right to kill her baby until the moment of birth.

Where would Wilberforce stand on this option, when Moore has a more questionable moral past than what is known about Doug Jones?

If Wilberforce had maintained a personal purity on who he would work with and what he would compromise — and stuck with total immediacy regarding the end of slavery rather than taking some bad to get more good — it seems unlikely he would have led the abolishment of slavery and that wicked institution would have continued to destroy lives for years or decades.

Can the same argument be made for Moore regarding abortion and federal judges who would rule more strongly in favor of personal freedoms — and possibly overturn Roe v. Wade and expand religious freedom? Is that an acceptable trade? Alabama voters will have to decide that one.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Revolutionary Act.

VIDEO: President Trump endorses Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate

In an email to supporters Judge Roy Moore wrote:

This afternoon I had a great conversation with President Trump.

He called from Air Force One to offer his full support for me and my campaign in our all-out battle against Doug Jones and the forces of evil on December 12.

And earlier this morning, President Trump officially endorsed my campaign for U.S. Senate — slamming my opponent as just another “Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet” who flat-out hates our conservative values.

If elected as the next U.S. Senator from Alabama, I pledge to fight with everything I’ve got to help President Trump Drain the Swamp in Washington — including repealing ObamaCare and building the wall!

I’m honored to have President Trump’s support.

And I’d be honored to know I’ve earned your support, too.

President Trump tweeted the following:

One America News published an exclusive two part interview by OANN journalist Emerald Robertson with Judge Moore.

One America Exclusive Interview with Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore: Part One

One America Exclusive Interview with Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore: Part Two

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VIDEO: Former White House Insider Explains Why Trump Is Uniquely Able to Challenge the Left and Media

Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and counterterrorism adviser, is delivering a series of lectures for The Heritage Foundation about national security issues. His next speech will take place at Heritage on Dec. 15. Gorka spoke to Daily Signal editor-in-chief Rob Bluey about a range of topics—his time in the White House, Trump’s accomplishments and disappointments, his biggest fears, and Trump’s ability to outmaneuver the media. The following is an edited transcript of their interview along the with the video.

Rob Bluey: You’ve given a series of speeches to Heritage audiences now in three locations. What’s your message to them? What are you talking to them about?

Gorka: There’s one initial message I like to give everywhere, and it’s a very simple one that I give it to all conservative audiences. And it’s, “Relax, it’s OK.” Count to 10, take a deep breath, don’t worry.

Why do I say that? Because of the reactions I saw when my old boss Steve Bannon resigned. A lot of people were very worried about what happens to the so-called Trump agenda. And then when I resigned a week later, then even more people were worried about what’s going to happen to the platform that got this man elected on Nov. 8.

So I try to tell them a very simple messages: It’s not about where I sit or Steve sits and it’s not even about President Trump. It’s about what you voted for on Nov. 8 and making sure that it’s the long game.

So be calm, it’s OK. It’s about eight years of President Trump and then eight years of President Pence. That’s my first message. And then, of course, we talk about concrete national security issues.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.(Photo: Andrea Hanks/White House)

Bluey: And why do you have that confidence? Because there are those skeptics out there who worry that with a departure of you and with the departure of Bannon and others that there might be other forces at play in the White House. What makes you so confident about President Trump?

Gorka: Two things: No. 1, we’ve never had a politician like—well, he’s not a politician—we’ve never had a president like this in the modern age. In fact, it bears remembering that this is the first-ever president in U.S. history who’s never had prior political position and/or never served as a general in our armed forces.

The left had won the debate, whether it was on social issues, on education, on fiscal responsibility, and along comes this man who just ignores the original politically correct agenda and just breaks through the ice like an ice breaker.

So this is a very different kind of commander in chief and president. And he’s acted … the analogy I like to give is he’s like an ice breaker. The political waters froze over.

The left had won the debate, whether it was on social issues, on education, on fiscal responsibility, and along comes this man who just ignores the original politically correct agenda and just breaks through the ice like an ice breaker.

And now we have a very exciting moment to fill out behind him what it means to be part of the conservative movement at the beginning of the 21st century. So No. 1, he is a unique character in American politics. And then secondly, it is about a movement. It really is about returning to the first principles that made America so incredibly successful in the ’80s and that’s why I’m excited and everybody should be excited.

Bluey: As you look back over the past year, from the time he was elected in November 2016 to today, what is the greatest accomplishment in your mind that he’s been able to achieve?

Gorka: It’s a hard choice. I was on Lou Dobbs’ show and talking about all the foreign policy accomplishments, whether it’s the revitalization of NATO, the crushing of ISIS, the renewal of our relationships in Asia, the calling out of the Middle East to do more about radical jihadism. It’s an amazing list just in the first nine months. And then you look at the domestic scene, and it’s hard to choose.

Look at two quarters of 3 percent GDP growth, 1.5 million jobs created, the lowest unemployment in 17 years. So it’s hard to choose.

But for me, because I was involved in it, I was given the final draft of the travel moratorium to give my opinion on before we went public with it. I think the most important act of the president was the successful implementation of the travel moratorium to keep Americans safe from the kinds of attacks we see almost every day in Europe.

Bluey: Is there a disappointment that comes to mind? Something that you wish had gone better?

Gorka: Yeah, there is a disappointment, and it has to do with how unusual this victory was. Because for me, Donald Trump was only accidentally the GOP candidate. He really had very little to do with the GOP establishment, especially the RINO establishment.

I think the biggest flaw to date is lack of requisite attention to the key adage in Washington: personnel is policy.

He was an anti-establishment candidate, both with regard to the left and the right. And as such, it was a very small group of people that came into the White House who were truly part of the Trump agenda who came there because they believed in Nov. 8 and what it stood for.

And as a result, I call it the most leveraged hostile takeover in modern political history. And as such, our personnel policy was a problem.

There were very few people who were really Trumpian in mentality to fill key slots, and that’s one of the reasons I resigned to better serve the president from the outside. I think the biggest flaw to date is lack of requisite attention to the key adage in Washington: personnel is policy.

President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi participate in a bilateral meeting at the White House. (Photo: Benjamin Applebaum/White House)

Bluey: You worked on counterterrorism issues for the president. What’s your biggest fear today?

Gorka: I have to say, my time at the White House opened my eyes and changed my perspective. I went in there because of my work on Sunni jihadism, specifically Al-Qaeda and ISIS. And once I arrived and once I had the requisite clearances to see the materials that most people don’t get to see, my viewpoint changed.

My prior concern, groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS I now see as simply the 5-meter target, as the military would say. It’s the approximate close target but it will be dealt with. And with people like Secretary Mattis, we are dealing with it.

China has a plan to displace America as the most important nation in the world. It’s not secret. … They wish to displace us economically, militarily, politically.

More serious than that, the 100-meter target is in fact Shia jihadism. The Iranian regime’s capacity to create their own vision of a caliphate and, unfortunately, the fact that they’ve had almost $200 billion released to them by the prior White House and that they want nuclear weapons on top of it makes Shia jihadism, in my estimation, more serious.

And then the last thing, which may surprise you, and I have to thank Steve Bannon for this because he made the scales fall from my eyes. My real concern today is neither of those. We will deal with them.

My real concern in the long-term strategic sense is China. China has a plan to displace America as the most important nation in the world. It’s not secret. It’s called the One Belt, One Road strategy, which is timed for the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution in 2049.

They wish to displace us economically, militarily, politically. And if we don’t wake up to what they’re doing in terms of the cyber domain, in terms of intellectual property theft, the intimidation of our friends and our allies, then we may just wake up one morning and China will be the dominant global player.

Bluey: How would you confront that challenge?

Gorka: Well, first things first, I’d do exactly what the president did two months ago. I’d use all the tools at his disposal to begin countering what they’re doing that most people don’t realize is already happening.

So the 301 trade investigation to look into what China is actually doing, not just with the theft of U.S. intellectual property but what is called the forced acquisition. If you want to do business as IBM or Google in China, you basically have to hand over your intellectual property to the state of China if you want access to that market.

Well, that’s not fair trade. That’s a protectionist attitude that also undermines our businesses because it’s their intellectual property that is being stolen.

No. 1 is call them out on what they’re doing, which is wrong. And secondly, do exactly what the president just did in Asia. Go and tell our friends, “It’s OK. America is back and we will help you and we’ll stand by you,” and send a clear message that the days of unfettered intimidation of its neighbors by China are over.

President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping in China. (Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House)

Bluey: How worried should we be about North Korea?

Gorka: North Korea is the most Stalinist regime this planet has ever seen. I mean, Joe Stalin was an amateur by comparison to this regime, the Kim family. It’s an evil dictatorship. It is a prison state, and it has to be understood as such.

North Korea is the most Stalinist regime this planet has ever seen. I mean, Joe Stalin was an amateur by comparison to this regime, the Kim family.

However, in terms of what we used to call it during the Cold War, the correlation of forces, it’s a flea. Yes, it may have missiles. It may have some nuclear capacity, but compared to America, which is the most powerful nation on God’s earth, they’re not really a strategic threat.

They bluster, they intimidate, but as Secretary Mattis and the president have said, if you actually take action against us, we will destroy you. And we’re not talking about the North Korean people. We’re talking about this Stalinist regime.

We have to take it seriously because they continually escalate. But at the end of the day, they will be dealt with.

Bluey: In October, the United States experienced the 100th terrorist attack or plot on our homeland since 9/11. What’s your outlook on the homegrown terrorist threat that we face here in the United States?

Gorka: First things first, we have to do what the president did when he addressed Congress in that joint session. We have to look at the world as it is and not as we wish it to be.

We don’t allow political censorship, political correctness to dilute our threat assessment. For eight years under Obama, we weren’t allowed to talk about jihad. We weren’t allowed to talk about the Islamic aspects of the ideology used by the terrorists. That has changed the normal political filter of the threat.

For eight years under Obama, we weren’t allowed to talk about jihad. We weren’t allowed to talk about the Islamic aspects of the ideology used by the terrorists.

Secondly, in addition to putting immense political pressure, immense military pressure on groups like ISIS, we have to learn the lessons from New York. The NYPD after 9/11 became one of the most effective intelligence-gathering agencies in the world, not just in America, in the world.

We have to reinstate those human intelligence capabilities, those undercover capabilities that let you find the terrorists before they build the pressure cooker bomb, before they rent that truck to mow down people on a bicycle path, because good counterterrorism is preventative. It’s not reactionary. There is a plan and the president has begun to follow it.

Bluey: What about the Diversity Visa Lottery Program? Do you think that that will come to an end?

Gorka: Yes, absolutely. I mean, it’s insanity. The idea that some vague concept of diversity has to be propagated in probably the world’s most diverse nation.

Really, I mean, you live here. I mean, isn’t America diverse? We don’t need little government programs to try and help the diversity of Americans. It’s a diverse nation.

The idea that we just spin a roulette wheel and if you’re from Chechnya or Kazakhstan you can get a green card and then you can have 60 or 70 people sponsored by that green card holder, that’s a bad “SNL” skit.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Loren Cook Co. in Springfield, Missouri. (Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian/White House)

Bluey: How much of a factor is the border and the wall that the president has talked about both in the campaign and as president to stop terrorist threats?

Gorka: It’s perhaps the most important pillar that got this real estate magnate from Queens elected.

Remember, this is where it all began, with Jeff Sessions and the commitment to the wall. The fact is this isn’t just about stopping illegal immigrants coming here and taking jobs from Americans or from newly arrived illegal immigrants. It’s a symbolic message about national sovereignty.

When you go to bed at night, do you lock your doors? Of course you do. It’s not because you hate your neighbors, but it’s because you want to keep what you love inside safe. America is a home and the border is our front door.

What the left doesn’t seem to understand is that the Trump phenomenon isn’t an isolated one. It’s linked to other phenomena, like Brexit, and it’s the reassertion—I don’t like the word populism—it’s the reassertion of democracy, representative government in which the government is held accountable and in which the nation has sovereignty again.

When you go to bed at night, do you lock your doors? Of course you do. It’s not because you hate your neighbors, but it’s because you want to keep what you love inside safe. America is a home and the border is our front door. So it’s just protecting the house that is America.

Bluey: What was it like to work for President Trump in the White House?

Gorka: I only became an American five years ago. I mean, this is an amazing nation. Think about it. I literally pinched myself.

I would be in and out of the West Wing 40 times, 50 times a day, and it never gets old. It never gets normal. So it was a dream come true. But also, it’s very different from what you expect.

If you watch the TV shows and the movies, you think the West Wing is this massive building and the president is going to be walking around it for an hour talking to his aides. You’ve seen it. You’ve seen the West Wing. The West Wing is two corridors. I mean, it takes three minutes to walk through the West Wing.

In real life you get a different perspective, but working for the president, being in the Oval Office for big decisions like the decertification of the Iran deal, it’s a dream.

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. (Photo: D. Myles Cullen/White House)

Bluey: What’s the media’s biggest misperception about you?

Gorka: I wouldn’t know where to begin. I had one journalist—one journalist—write 45 attack pieces on me in just a matter of two months. They attacked my wife, my dead mother, my teenage son.

I’m so puzzled by the hatred people have for somebody they don’t know. And the way in which people will believe absolute fake news. So the accusations made against me of racism, proto-fascist, neo-fascist tendencies.

I’m so puzzled by the hatred people have for somebody they don’t know. And the way in which people will believe absolute fake news.

My father, as a young boy at the age of 13, escorted his fellow schoolmates to school in Budapest during the German occupation because his fellow schoolmates were forced to wear the yellow Star of David as Jews. And my father, as a Catholic young 14-year-old, protected them from getting beaten up or spat on by the German forces occupying Budapest.

And for them to then accuse me of having some kind of extreme right-wing tendency … you don’t get to call yourself a journalist and lie that badly, but it tells you the state of journalism in America today. But I think that’s going to change.

Bluey: As a contributor to Fox News, you’re not going to have the opportunity to appear on MSNBC or CNN. What are you going to miss most?

Gorka: I have to say, this is my dirty little secret. I loved going on CNN and MSNBC because but whether it’s Chris Cuomo, whether it’s Jake Tapper, they always came to a gun fight with a knife, and it was just too easy.

I mean, clearly they’ve been given talking points. And if you actually got into a conversation and asked them hard questions, they were stymied.

If it wasn’t in the script and if it hadn’t been written about in The New York Times or The Washington Post, it didn’t exist. So I will miss going on those shows to just slightly poke at their bubble. But I’m writing for The Hill. I’ll be giving lectures here at Heritage and maybe we can shake their world a little bit.

Bluey: It seems that no day goes by where some of those big players in the media aren’t obsessed about what the president is tweeting. What’s your take on his personal tweets?

Gorka: I was asked again and again and again live on TV to comment on the president’s tweets and shouldn’t he stop tweeting and I said to everybody who asked me to talk about my boss’ social media habits, I said, “I am the last person who will ever tell the president what he should or should not tweet.”

The most wonderful thing about the president is he just doesn’t care what The New York Times thinks about him. He doesn’t care what CNN thinks about him. And that’s how we can cut the heart of the matter.

Why? Because it’s thanks to his Twitter feed and the 43 million followers he has today that he is the president.

He is a master of social media. Whether it’s at 3 a.m. or whether it’s over Thanksgiving holiday, he knows what buttons the press.

The bottom line is he’s broken the false monopoly that the left-wing media thought they had on their version of the truth. The most wonderful thing about the president is he just doesn’t care what The New York Times thinks about him. He doesn’t care what CNN thinks about him. And that’s how we can cut the heart of the matter.

So God bless him and his Twitter feed.

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