Social Democracy Didn’t Spur Post-War Growth by Tim Worstall

It is obviously going to be difficult to get an economic idea across to Owen Jones – the lad’s a socialist for goodness sake, one who praised Venezuela’s policy loudly for some years – but needs must, eh?

In his latest Guardian column, he tells us that Clem Attlee’s government produced the social democratic nirvana powering post-war growth:

That model – public ownership, high taxes on the rich, strong trade unions – delivered an unparalleled increase in living standards and economic growth. A surge in oil prices, and the collapse of the Bretton Woods international financial framework, helped bring that era to an end.

No, this is not how it worked. That post-war growth was coincident with those policies, as well as other controlling measures such as needing government permission to take your own money out of the country. But they were not the cause of the growth.

One useful hint here is that the burst of growth came in many countries at the same time despite those countries deploying a variety of economic policies. Hong Kong grew using the closest thing to laissez faire in modern times. Sweden was notably more market liberal than the UK in these years and Sweden grew.

It is also remarkably difficult to work out why those policies would, or even could, promote growth. Redistribute it, yes, but cause it? How?

A Flawed Model

Jones’s second point – that the model failed because Bretton Woods fell – is also wrong. The model’s fall was because of the model’s flaws.

So, if it wasn’t economic policy which caused the Glorious 30, as the French call it, then what was it? The absence of economic growth in the preceding two odd decades.

It is a standard of the economic literature that catch-up growth is easier than trying to work out what to do at the technological cutting edge. Bangladesh and India are growing at 6 and 8 percent a year these days mostly because the technologies they need already exist.

Working out how to do the new stuff is much harder and is part of the reason why rich nations struggle along at 2 and 3 per cent growth if they’re lucky.

At which point we should note that there just wasn’t much economic growth post-1929. We can’t use the war years themselves. GDP statistics compiled out of making things to then either be sunk or blown up after sinking or blowing up other things, aren’t a reliable guide to anything other than the ability to sink or blow things up.

It would take a very special level of delusion to try and insist that living standards were higher in 1945 than 1939, whatever the economic statistics say about gross production. And there wasn’t much growth in the period from 1929 to 1939 either. Britain did better than the US largely by devaluing and not bothering with any of the New Deal nonsense. The American performance over that period produced no cumulative net growth at all.

However, and here’s the important part, the technological advance continued apace. Here’s an example of the sort of plane Grandpa crashed in 1928, here’s what he was waving off his airfield in 1945. And in 1950 we’d not really exploited fully the automobile, electricity or transistor, let alone jet aircraft.

And that’s the secret of that post-war growth: there wasn’t much of it in the earlier decades, but technology had continued to move on. Meaning that the economies of almost all nations were inside the technological envelope where growth is much easier.

The Market Approach Produced Better Performance

We have one more proof of the insistence that it wasn’t those taxes, unions and public ownership which produced the growth. For Germany’s performance was rather better than that of Britain. And Germany’s economy was egged on by Ludwig Erhard, using a much more market-liberal approach. He was a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, the fount of Hayek and the sort of neoliberalism that drives us at the Adam Smith Institute.

Contrary to Jones’s claim, a less socially democratic and statist set of policies produced a better result. It isn’t, therefore, social democracy that produced the growth. In fact, statist policies hindered it.

Attlee’s controls upon the economy were coincident with good growth, not the cause of it. And that good growth isn’t going to return by bringing back the controls.

We need either a really good depression followed by a war to have those decades of above average growth or, by preference, more of that market liberalism which drove Germany’s outperformance at the time.

Reprinted from CapX.

Tim Worstall

Tim Worstall

Tim is a Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London

CNN: King of Fake News and Queen of Leftist Indoctrination

CNN is already King of Fake News and now has crowned itself Queen of Leftist Indoctrination.

In a stunning exploitation of American children CNN partnered with PBS and IRC to bring Sesame Street’s Elmo on screen to “educate” the youngest American children on refugees.
Clearly American pre-schoolers are not watching CNN but this shocking interview exposed what they will be watching when they tune into Sesame Street.

Early childhood education is arguably the most powerful influencer and indicator of the direction of society. Palestinian children are being indoctrinated to hate Jews and to destroy Israel. Muslim children are being taught Islamic supremacism and hatred of infidels (all non-Muslims). The purpose of propagandizing Palestinian children is to produce Palestinian adults who will fight to achieve the destruction of Israel. The purpose of propagandizing Muslim children with Islamic hate education is to produce Muslim adults who will fight for re-establishment of the caliphate and imposition of sharia law worldwide.

So what are American children being taught and what is the purpose of their education?

Since the end of WWII American children have been indoctrinated in left-wing liberal tenets of political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism courtesy of Tavistock Institute and its principles of mass psychology for social engineering. The purpose is to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism. Socialism, the necessary condition for cradle-to-grave control by the government will be replaced by an internationalized globalist elite dream of one-world government.

American children are being tutored in passivity and collectivism while Middle Eastern children are being tutored to be warriors. In The Suicide of Reason, Lee Harris’ stunning analysis of the existential threat of Islam to the West, Harris describes the conflict between the tribal mind and the enlightened mind. The book jacket provides a concise summary:

“The Suicide of Reason shows how modern liberal societies, whose political theories are born of the Enlightenment are unfamiliar with the nature of mass fanaticism. The West, so accustomed to thinking of history as an inevitable progress toward enlightenment, can only think of fanaticism as a social pathology, a failure to modernize, rather than what it is: a variety of social order that is not only fully viable in the modern world but that possesses weapons to which the West is uniquely vulnerable. A governing philosophy based on reason, tolerance, consensus and deliberation cannot defend itself against a strategy of ruthless violence without being radically transformed – or worse, destroyed.”

Lee Harris posits a binary conflict between societies with tribal minds and societies with enlightened minds. What Harris overlooked is that there has been a seismic shift in the definition of the enlightened mind. The enlightened mind, born in the Age of Enlightenment was the child of 18th century Europe that focused on individualism and individual rights instead of subservience to the monarchy. Reason, not religion, was the primary source of authority and the principles of scientific inquiry, individual freedom, equality, tolerance, constitutional government, and the separation of church and state were its tenets. Individual liberty and religious tolerance, core principles of the enlightenment, were foundational in the founding of the United States, American democracy, and the U.S. Constitution.

The enlightened mind that created America believed in individualism, exceptionalism and the meritocracy which eventually created the most powerful nation on earth. After WWII the education of American children shifted from the tenets of American exceptionalism and individualism toward collectivism, passivity, and socialism. The success of American democracy being challenged by globalist elite (monarchs, aristocrats, royalty, world bankers, and industrialists) seeking to destroy America and impose a New World Order of one-world government with open borders and an internationalized market that they would rule themselves.

The radical left-wing liberals worldwide are the useful idiots being financed and exploited by the globalist elite. In a pathetic drama of deceit, the Leftist puppets promise social justice, income equality, and humanitarian outreach to the masses to lure democratic societies into socialism. Societies that resist the soft-pedal seduction are exposed to hard core anarchists who are paid to create social chaos. Socialism is the prerequisite condition for America to be internationalized and then merged into one-world government.

America’s enemies are following Sun Tzu’s approach to warfare:

Sun Tzu’s conviction is force is not central to warfare – victory and defeat are fundamentally psychological states. He sees war, therefore, not so much as a matter of destroying the enemy materially and physically (although that may play a role), but of unsettling the enemy psychologically; his goal is to force the enemy’s leadership and society from a condition of harmony, in which they can resist effectively, toward one of chaos (luan), which is tantamount to defeat.

The globalist initiative is designed to destabilize America and create world wide chaos through early childhood education, television programming, and through mass immigration of populations with hostile cultural norms that challenge the stability of host countries. CNN crowned itself Queen of Leftist Indoctrination when it broadcast the interview of Elmo “educating” children on refugees. In a shocking display of the globalist shell game, the media moguls who own CNN focus Western attention on the displaced children suffering from war so that the hijrah (jihad through immigration) that they deliberately fomented and financed will be ignored.

Lee Harris’ strategy for confronting and defeating the tribal mind that threatens us is a return to our original enlightened mind that unapologetically fought and defended our American traditions of freedom, individualism, exceptionalism, and the meritocracy. Harris’ book was written before Obama was elected and imposed eight years of anti-American pro-Muslim policies to weaken America. Harris could not have imagined President Donald Trump and his unwavering support of American sovereignty, strength, and commitment to oppose the globalists, the Leftists, the colluding mainstream media, and the tribal minds seeking our destruction. That is what it means to “Make America Great Again.”

Camp Concentration

Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky on the totalitarian liberal nature of seminary formation in the 1980s that has led to such absurdities as liturgical dance.

In the 1980s, I attended a Midwest seminary that was schizophrenic with respect to the Faith.  The moral theology department was very orthodox. But Scripture studies were essentially liberal Protestant. And the formation team was hopelessly dissident and liberal. One of the Scripture professors, Father Otto, was a Hungarian refugee. He was friendly, kindly, fiercely anti-Communist – and a disciple of Rudolf Bultmann, the famous (or, as I prefer, the infamous) liberal Protestant theologian whose scholarly technique of “demythologizing” Scriptures corrupted generations of students.

Since our Scripture studies were essentially divorced from the Catholic faith, it was only natural that we allowed Protestant seminarians to attend classes. I sat next to a rather charming African-American young lady who aspired to become a Methodist minister. She was also an advocate of multiculturalism. We had friendly chats.

During the semester, Father Otto asked each student to make a class presentation, usually a book report. On the day of her assignment, the young lady showed up with a slinky body suit. She placed a record player in the front of the class. After reading a passage from Saint Paul, she proceeded with an interpretative dance accompanied by a modern version of a Negro spiritual.

Her prancing was self-serious, shockingly absurd, maybe even intentionally campy (as they say in the movie biz), and very, very funny.  The seminarians sat in stunned silence.  Keith, a young guy from Pittsburgh, who looked like a steelworker, sat stiffly, with jaw dropped. Others were wide-eyed, equally startled.

For my part, I was horrified to feel laughter rising. Every passing second seemed an eternity. Our attention to the young lady arose from either horror or fascination.  So perhaps “horrified fascination” describes the effect of her camp act. And I was in mortal combat with an impulse towards uncontrolled laughter.

Click here to read the rest of Father Pokorsky’s column . . .

ABOUT REVEREND JERRY J. POKORSKY

Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky

Father Jerry J. Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington. He is pastor of St. Catherine of Siena parish in Great Falls, Virginia.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of a “Mass,” at St. Patrick’s Church, Seattle, WA,

Steve Wonder Dragged Back To Liberal Plantation

Stevie Wonder’s call to say I love you to black Americans was rejected by black and white Leftists.

Leftists were outraged over Wonder’s compassionate message to his fellow blacks,

“It is in your hands to stop all the killing and shooting wherever it might be. Because you cannot say ‘Black Lives Matter’ and then kill yourselves.” 

Leftists view Mr Wonder as an uppity n***** who wandered off their Liberal plantation. Yes, Leftists do freely use the n word. Repeatedly, Leftists have called me a stupid n word for refusing their chains on my brain. My singing performance at the 2010 rally opposing Obamacare in DC was broadcast on C-span. Leftists across America called me the n word and worse; including death threats.

Black overlords were immediately dispatched to drag back their musical-icon run-a-way slave. After a high-tech whipping in the media public square, emotionally bloody and repentant, Mr Wonder dialed back his truthful comments.

As a black conservative activist, my frustration is getting fellow black Americans to see the light of how Leftists and Democrats are using them. My black daddy raised me to believe Democrat is the party of the little guy/working man. Republicans are for the rich. Most blacks do not realize the Democrat party leadership has been hijacked by extreme liberal radicals (Leftists). At their core is a hatred for America as founded, traditional values of hard-work, individuality, self-reliance, independence and faith in the God of Christianity.

In simple language, liberals believe in spreading mediocrity equally. Liberals believe no one should have more than someone else. Beginning in kindergarten, liberals teach their hatred for achievers disguised as “social justice” and the evils of “white privilege”

Most blacks do not realize that Leftists believe implementing their extreme liberal agenda trumps everything, including black lives. Leftists deem blacks, women, homosexuals and all minorities useful idiots to be used to implement their anti-American and godless agenda. Speaking of godless, if you list Leftists sacred cow issues, they are all against biblical teachings.

Stevie Wonder stating the obvious that blacks should stop killing each other was not good for furthering Leftists’ agenda. Leftists want blacks to believe America is a hell-hole of racism where cops murder them on sight. This lie helps Leftists sell their lie that the only way to save black lives is for the federal government to takeover police departments. This would further Leftists’ agenda of government repealing our freedoms and controlling every aspect of our lives. Most blacks do not realize that Obama’s government controlled health-care gave them power to decide who lives and who dies.

You may be scratching your head wondering why black leaders were outraged over Mr Wonder’s attempt to save black lives. The truth is black Democrat leaders are Leftists first and black second. Most black so-called civil rights groups want to keep blacks down, dependent on big daddy government. They want blacks engaged in poverty producing behaviors; dropping out of school, having babies out of wedlock and killing each other.

If this was not true, how would you explain black Leftists’ anger over real common sense solutions offered by successful blacks; Stevie Wonder, Herman Cain, Justice Clarence Thomas and Dr Ben Carson to name a few?

Civil rights icon, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr is rolling over in his grave over the betrayal of black leaders. Dr King made the ultimate sacrifice for blacks to strive for excellence and have a fair shot at achieving their American dream. Dr King did not die for blacks to be eternally enslaved by the federal government; monolithic voting for Democrats to get just enough free-stuff to get by.

Dr King had no idea his movement would be transformed into a grievance industry which keeps Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP and the Obamas fat, happy and rich. Meanwhile, urban blacks continue in a downward spiral of black-on-black crime and generational poverty. Stats prove that blacks actually moved backwards during the 8 year reign of the first black president. Why aren’t most blacks questioning why? Or, will blacks stay stuck on stupid, believing Leftists’ lie that all their problems are the fault of white American racism, Republicans and now Donald Trump?

I was disappointed when Mr Wonder walked back his statement of truth. However, I understand the pressure on Mr Wonder must have been tremendous. Leftists attack with furious anger, seeking to destroy anyone who dares to speak truth contradicting their narrative.

Hey boy, sing your pretty songs. But, don’t you never ever again speak out against the family!

Trump will Cool Unaccompanied Alien Children to U.S. by this Action!

While we are busy fixating on the ‘travel ban’ and the refugee moratorium, Trump’s Department of Homeland Security has begun to find those illegal alien parents who paid smugglers to get their children to the US border where they then became wards of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS). Many of the ‘children’ were subsequently turned over to their parents.  (The largest percentage of ‘children’ were teenage boys!)

ICE is finding the parents! 

That should cool the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) run on the border, and save US taxpayers a bundle!

The cost of managing the UACs within ORR has been the largest part of ORR’s budget for the last few years.

A couple of our usual suspects, refugee contractors, also make a bundle from their involvement with the ‘children.’  The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (and possibly others) benefit financially from the illegal alien kids.

From the Charlotte Observer:

WASHINGTON

The Trump administration has begun a new surge of immigration enforcement targeting parents who have paid to have their children illegally brought to the United States.

The recent arrests, which had been largely rumored but not confirmed until now, have set off a new wave of confusion and fear through immigrant communities that have already been subject to greater enforcement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have begun sharing information with immigration agents about U.S.-based relatives of unaccompanied children. The information is being used to track down the parents, according to lawyers and government case workers familiar with the practice.

[….]

“The kids are basically being used as bait at this point,” said a field specialist with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency that takes custody and shelters unaccompanied immigrant children.

[….]

Jennifer Elzea

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Thursday that they have begun a new enforcement initiative to “disrupt and dismantle” human-smuggling facilitators, including arresting the sponsors who have paid criminal organizations to smuggle children into the United States. They did not say what charges were being applied.

“ICE aims to disrupt and dismantle end-to-end the illicit pathways used by transnational criminal organizations and human smuggling facilitators,” said Jennifer Elzea, deputy press secretary for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “As such, we are currently conducting a surge initiative focused on the identification and arrest of individuals involved in illicit human smuggling operations, to include sponsors who have paid criminal organizations to smuggle children into the United States.”

Immigration officials cited Office of Refugee Resettlement statistics on Thursday that show approximately 90 percent of all unaccompanied children encountered at the southwest border are eventually turned over to a family member residing in the United States.

[….]

In February, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued new orders to agency heads that would considerably expand the number of immigrants who could be detained and deported.

One of the memos said 155,000 unaccompanied children have been detained in the past three years.

Continue reading here.

There is a very informative report, here, put out by the Congressional Research Service on the Unaccompanied Alien Children problem.  I thought this graph was useful.  It shows the number of UACs and how many are turned over to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (although they are NOT refugees).

Note the enormous jump in numbers as the Obama Administration signaled that it would turn a blind-eye to the invasion of the ‘children.’

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Everything we know so far about CNN

To take stock of everything that’s happened over the last three days, I sat down for an interview with Stefan Molyneux — to discuss what Project Veritas’s investigation exposed, what the responses were, and what the next chapters in this investigation look like.

This turned out to be one of my favorite interviews, so please take a few minutes and watch my interview with Stefan Molyneux:

Like I’ve said, this investigation isn’t over yet—there’s still a lot more to come. I know you’re going to love what you see tomorrow morning, stay tuned between 6 and 7ameastern.

As always, thanks for your help and support of Project Veritas.

America’s New Normal

  • Everything is connected
  • Everything happens for a reason
  • Nothing is random
  • Everything is planned
  • EVERYTHING IS A LIE

Lies, Lies and more Lies. The Democrat Party is unraveling before our eyes.  How can anyone trust anything they say?  Why all the lies?  These stories have been created so you will not pay attention. The name of the game is: Deflect.  If Russian conspiracies, victimhood, violence and hatred are the new normal, actual accomplishments do not have to be mentioned.  Besides all GOP changes are evil. No debate.

My head hurts, How did this happen?

Let’s connect a few dots.

Lying is a behavior now acceptable by communists/Globalists throughout  government and business. We watched Obama and the entire administration lie and nothing was done. No consequences.  What a great message to tell our kids, future elected officials and government employees?  You have to be taught to lie.

Remember Bill Ayers the terrorist. Go do a search.  You will not find derogatory information. Instead you will find Bill justifying his actions. Lying while condoning violence.  Today Bill is a college professor and contributor to the new American history texts.  If your next guess is that the texts subliminally condone violence, you would be correct.  Former communist dictators, thugs are the new heroes.  In the last phase of communism, the communists/globalists reveal themselves.  They bring all phases together to gain control.  Attacks on all American walks of life must be created, chaos must follow for out of the chaos the people will call for them to make the hurt go away. The people will be willing to give their power to the government.  Using this technique we got the Patriot Act, the NDAA and our K-16 schools teach victimhood and hate. You have to be taught to be a victim and how to express your hate.

Education is not about learning. It is about training all people to think the same.  People who thing the same are easier to control.  People who think the same require less resources from their government. Lenin said those less educated require less resources…  Those that think differently, “Kill Them”. Actually ,let ISIS do the killing, blood on their hands.”  Just trace any dictator.  They are all the same.   They kill millions of people to make sure those left, comply.  You have to be taught to accept violence.

This past weekend, I listened to an Oldies station with songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s.   Do you realize how many songs would be banned from the radio today due to PC?  I listened to songs of love and even some with messages about government evil.  No songs of hate like today.  Why did I bring that up?  Look at the ages if the Dem leadership.  They were suckered in with promises of love and were taught how to hate.

How did they get a nation to accept Lies, Victimhood, Hatred and Violence?

By controlling K-16 education and influencing vulnerable students through music, and media.  The communists/globalists of today learned from their past leaders.  But if all of this influencing is contrary to American values, how did those leaders get here?  Look up Operation Paperclip, a  program in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, educators and technicians (many of whom were formerly registered members of the Nazi Party and some of whom had leadership roles in the Nazi Party), including Wernher von Braun‘s rocket team, were recruited and brought to the United States for government employment from post-Nazi Germany.  They were brought to America by a joint intelligence team (of idiots) FBI, CIA etc.

A communist who is a scientist, engineer, educator IS STILL A COMMUNIST.  What did the lack of intelligence taskforce think would happen?  Oh they didn’t think.   What do communists do? LIE, create Victims, Promote Violence and Hatred in order to recruit more communists/globalists. Their program is the opposite of American exceptionalism.They train others to believe  anyone who does not carry the same viewpoint is EVIL.  They use a variety of psychological manipulative techniques to “capture “ their audience. But first they had to “get the teachers in line.”

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” – Vladimir Lenin

In the 1960’s college students were coerced into teaching.  The teaching profession was the draft exempt job created to avoid the Vietnam War. Gramschi, Skinner were the authors of educational policy Dewey used to create “Modern Education.”  Unsuspecting college students were forced to participate in experimental learning concepts based on the psychological manipulation Dewey loved.  These techniques were taught in the New School of Social Research, in Greenwich Village, NYC. to potential teachers.  I attended that school.  All of these programs have failed and the unsuspecting students suffered as the purpose of education was changed from reading, writing, arithmetic to feel good social programs rooted in the Freudian, socialist, Marxist mentors of Dewey.   I was one of these students who later became a teacher. I refused to follow the curricula.  When I started teaching America was in the top 10 in the world.  Today we range from 27-38th.  Great job for the communist/globalist educators.

The constant lying is a perfect example of Psychological Projection, one of Freud’s favorites.  Fraud loved and promoted blame shifting.  Hillary has this down like a master.  In order to be a good liar, you have to have inside knowledge of the deed, the steps involved.  That is why Dems can run around yelling Russian Collusion.  They were involved in Russian collusion so they know what to expect. You project your trait on your opponent and build a case against them because you know how it works. Another example might be spousal abuse.  Too often projected as the abuser yells, you make me do this to you….  (special thank you to historian and author , William Federer for this reminder.)

The Hegelian Dialectic, use to pass the Patriot Act and NDAA uses for violence calling for surveillance; after all the ends justify the means. A crisis must be created so people will scream for the solution. The government can come in with more control. Often the control is not the answer; it is just for control.

Cognitive Dissonance confuses the individual as they seek order trying to make sense of their beliefs.  Example: How did all of these globalists/ Hollywood elites  make money?  Through some form of capitalism.  Then why do they scream that capitalism is evil?

“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” – Lenin

Example: Why are scientists telling us that CO2 must be phased out when plants (our food) needs CO2 to thrive? Aren’t we killing our food supply? Could it be because one goal is depopulation.  Why depopulation? We are told because we don’t have enough food to feed all of the people.  Wait a minute, does this make sense?  It only does if you want millions dead so you will have less to control.

Group Think keeps dissenters in line. They were trained in Kindergarten that the government knows best, don’t speak out or be different.

How can you get millions of people to follow you?  You lie to them. This technique is called Deconstruction. This is a play with words and meanings so meanings can be shifted to suit the group.  The Negative becomes the Positive so it can be neutralized.  The terrorist act becomes workplace violence.  Eventually violence become acceptable until the people lay down their arms for peace.

Today we are in a battle for America. Fortunately Americans are beginning to see that being an American (the largest group of free people in the world, takes prescient over all other groups. United we WIN. The communist/globalist have thrown everything they have in this last and most destructive phase. Human life has no meaning the only thing that counts is Money, Power, Control. They need violence, division and controlled communication to continue their agenda. There is only one acceptable outcome. They must be in control. Trillions are at stake.

Where does acceptance of lying become acceptable?

Common Core type education is called for in Agenda 21, Chapter 25.

This Federal mandate promotes one size fits all training now called education to benefit the businesses favored by government. The focus is on training to work whereby students are tracked early on and selected for certain favored government/corporate jobs in the future. This Outcome Based Education (aka Mastery Learning) breeds lying.  The answer is known in the beginning so the method and procedure is often tainted – made up – lies so that the answer will come out as pre-described. Scientists paid to produce man made global warming data manipulate the data so the outcome will be as the government decides. Political correctness stifles any discourse.

Facts are no longer relevant.  So if we have been teaching our kids to lie in school, why are we surprised they grow up to be liars?  You have to be taught to lie.
If we immerse them in victimhood, why are surprised that they feel they are victims?  When they learn anti-American, anti family, and anti God dribble, focused on the opposition (Whites) as evil, you can predict the outcome.

Students learn to be Global Citizens.  What is a Global citizen? A world citizen with allegiance to no nation only to a government/business who is in charge of the region in which they live. This unaccountable NGO’s will regulate Americans with more lies.   We had a taste of this type of economy under Obama.

Where do the lies come from?   Although the idea of CCS is bad, the real problem is the content of the materials the students read. Do you ever check what your family reads? Too many of us do not pay attention. Therefore the content of many school materials are unnoticed although they are written by EU socialists with a Muslim Bias.  I personally believe that the Muslims own shares of many textbook companies. Below are a few of lies that are instilled in your children at their government school:

  • Communism is held in the most favorable light while the true history of communism is ignored.
  • Capitalism is touted as selfish while the facts and history are ignored.
  • Children learn in clusters and are only as good as their group while individualism is shunned.
  • Cursive is out – eliminates individualism and the ability to read many of our founding documents.
  • American history is taught from 1865 – the reconstruction or progressive era.
  • The National Data base collects about 400 data fields of an intrusive data base has no cost attached in order to determine what future your child will have..

CCS is an unconstitutional, unproved fad that will benefit the providers (Gates, Bush, Kipp, Broad, Pearson) as businesses no longer needing to “train” their workers since the responsibility of worker training is shifted from the business to “We the Taxpayer”. Wealth redistribution at its finest.

CCS is consensus not fact (truth) based, so where do kids learn facts?

They don’t. Instead students are taught values of communists, progressives and extreme environmentalists and we are surprised that they grow up become legislators and lie.

As bad as lying is, the acceptance of lies is worse. Policy is made surrounding lies.  The oops created as these policies collapse is extremely expensive.

To make matters worse, Common Core Standards (CCS) uses outcome-based education and the Skinner/Pavlov stimulus-response method of indoctrination.  This method takes away the individual’s ability to think as the responses are largely emotional.  Stimulating only the emotional part of the brain eliminates the person’s ability to use logic, reason and cognitive thinking in problem solving.  Therefore, the person is forced to rely on choices provided by the government which we now know are lies.  The government nudges the person into the acceptable response creating a society of bobble heads only capable of saying, “yes master”. These “choices” become subliminal messages that the media uses to promote ideas and issues while eliciting desired responses from the people.

As the silent majority follows directions by not talking about opposing issues and being politically correct, we continue to perpetuate the lies.

Now is the time, it is up to,  “We The People.”  Call Congress relentlessly.  If we want to get rid of this corrupt America hating regime, Call, Call, Call your Representatives and call the administration. Go to your school board meetings. Demand to see what the kids read.  Run for office and support others; NOT THE PARTIES. Spend your money on businesses that support your values. POST your findings.

If we do not keep up the pressure, we are doomed to be governed by our inferiors.  Talk to others. NEVER stop spreading the truth.

Will you stand up? Will you stop accepting the lies?

I will not comply. Will you?

Which State Is Most Dependent on Government? by Daniel J. Mitchell

Red State, Blue State, Independent State, Moocher State: I don’t know if Dr. Seuss would appreciate my borrowing from his children’s classic but given how I enjoy comparative rankings, I couldn’t help myself after perusing a new study from WalletHub that ranks states on their independence (or lack thereof).

Ranking the States

Being a policy wonk, what really caught my attention was the section on government dependency, which is based on four criteria.

As you can see, the four factors are not weighted equally. The “federally dependent states” variable is considered four times as important as any of the other variables.

That’s important, to be sure, but is it really more important (or that much more important) than the other categories?

Moreover, I’m not sure the “tax freedom day” variable is a measure of dependency. What’s really captured by this variable, given the way the tax code doesn’t tax low-income people and over-taxes high-income people, is the degree to which states have lots of rich people or poor people. But that’s not a measure of dependence (particularly if the rich people stole money instead of earning it).

But I’m quibbling. I might put together a different formula with some different variables, but WalletHub has done something very interesting.

Most Independent States

And if we look at their 25 least-dependent states, you see a very interesting pattern. Of the 10-most independent states, only three of them are Trump-voting red states (Kansas, Nebraska, and Utah).

The other seven are blue states. And some of them – such as Illinois, New Jersey, and California – are dark blue states. And the #11 and #12 states also were Hillary states as well.

Which raises an interesting question. Why are voters in those states in favor of big government when they don’t disproportionately benefit from handouts?

Are they culturally left-wing, putting social issues above economic issues?

Or are they motivated by some issue involving foreign policy and/or defense?

Or maybe masochistic?

Beats me.

By the way, the WalletHub email announcing the report included a very interesting factoid that may explain why Hillary lost Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania has the lowest percentage of government workers (local, state and federal), at 10.8 percent. Alaska has the nation’s highest percentage, at 25.1 percent.

Though I can’t see those details in the actual report, which is disappointing. I’d like to see a ranking of the states based solely on the number-of-bureaucrats criteria (we have data comparing countries, for those interested).

Now let’s shift to the states that have the highest levels of dependency.

Least Independent States

If you look at the bottom of the final image, you’ll notice that it’s a reverse of the top-10. Seven of the most-dependent states are red states that voted for Trump.

Only New Mexico, Oregon, and Maine supported Hillary (and Trump actually won one-fourth of Maine’s electoral votes).

So this raises a separate question. Are red state people voting against their interests? Should they be voting for politicians who will further expand the size and scope of government so they can get even more goodies from Uncle Sam?

For what it’s worth, a leftist actually wrote a book entitled What’s the Matter with Kansas, which examined why the people of the Sunflower State weren’t voting for statism.

Well, part of the answer may be that Kansas is one of the most independent states, so perhaps the author should have picked another example.

But even if he had selected Mississippi (#49), I suspect the answer is that low-income people don’t necessarily think that it’s morally right to steal money from other states, even if the loot is laundered through Washington.

In other words, people in those states still have social capital or cultural capital.

Demographics and Redistribution

It’s also possible, of course, that voters in red states with lots of dependency (at least as measured by WalletHub) are instead motivated by cultural issues or foreign policy issues.

There’s even a very interesting study from Professor Alesina at Harvard, which finds that ethnically diverse jurisdictions can be more hostile to redistribution (and homogeneous societies like the Nordic nations are more supportive of a large welfare state).

And since many of the red states at the bottom of the rankings also happen to be states with large minority populations, perhaps that’s a partial explanation.

Though California has a very large minority population as well, yet it routinely votes for more redistribution.

The bottom line is that we probably can’t draw any sweeping conclusions from this data.

Though it leaves me even more convinced that the best approach is to eliminate all DC-based redistribution and let states decide how much to tax and how much to spend. In other words, federalism.

P.S. I put together my own ranking of state dependency, based on a formula involving welfare usage and poverty. Vermont was the worst state and Nevada was the best state.

P.P.S. I also shared calculations based solely on the share of eligible people who signed up for food stamps. Interestingly, Californians rank as the most self-reliant. Maybe my predictions of long-run doom for that state are a bit exaggerated.

Reprinted from International Liberty.

U.S. State Department leaking like sieve to CNN

Leaks reveal White House thinking of moving refugee program to the Department of Homeland Security.

I know, I know, it is a CNN story with Jake Tapper on the byline, but there is very likely truth to it.

Anne Richard

I’m not weighing in on the merits (or demerits) of such a move, my purpose here is to once again show you that the Obama shadow government, in this case Anne Richard, FORMER Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration has a pipeline in to the career bureaucrats running the refugee program in the Department of State and she is carrying their news to the likes of CNN.

The primary reason that the Deep State would not support the move of the program to the Dept. of Homeland Security is that they (in State) have a decades-long cushy relationship with the refugee contractors that I keep yelling about (here and here just this morning).

They are all on the same page—more, more, more refugees for America!

First, get the contractors (yelling and propagandizing) out of the system completely and reform of the program could be accomplished. (This depends on the lazy lunks in Congress!)

And, second!

Trump must get his loyalists placed in positions above the bureaucrats to get this under control.

Career people can’t be fired unless, and until, they are caught in insubordination to a boss. Right now Trump is at fault for not picking their bosses!

Here is CNN quoting Anne Richard extensively so she must be the one carrying the tales….

Washington (CNN)The White House is considering a proposal to move both the State Department bureau of Consular Affairs and its bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to the Department of Homeland Security, a senior White House official tells CNN.

The move, which the White House official cautioned was far from becoming official policy, would likely be controversial among diplomats and experts in State Department matters.

[….]

“It would be a huge mistake,” said Anne Richard, who led the bureau of Population Refugees, and Migration during President Barack Obama’s second term.

[….]

The proposals were written in a memo submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget from the White House Domestic Policy Council as part of President Trump’s March executive order pushing for ideas for Government Reorganization.

A State Department spokesperson referred CNN to the White House for comment.

The extremely complicated admissions process now starts with the UNITED NATIONS making the first cut as we have reported ad nauseam.

The White House did not explain the reasoning behind the recommendations, but perhaps the idea is rooted in a desire to streamline the refugee vetting process. As it stands currently, the United Nations High Commission of Refugees refers applicants to the State Department for vetting. This vetting is carried out by nine International Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) with American interests***; all of which are managed by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Approved applicants are then sent to the Department of Homeland Security for final vetting. After final vetting at DHS, the State Department then resumes supervision of the process with its Reception and Placement Program.

[….]

Richard, the former Obama State Department official, pinned the proposal on an “imperfect understanding” of the bureau’s function. It’s not mainly a law enforcement body, Richard said, rather, it works with nongovernmental organizations and the UN to assist refugees around the world. [And that is the problem—the NGOs and the UN—ed]

More here.

*** Are there other interests operating Resettlement Support Centers???  See here.

Nine Department of State-funded Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) not to be confused with the nine major refugee contractors (except that there is some overlap because some contractors work at these RSCs). Look at these locations. Can you say opportunity for fraud!

  • Amman, Jordan with sub-offices in Baghdad, Iraq and Cairo, Egypt;
  • Bangkok, Thailand with a sub-office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • Damak, Nepal;
  • Havana, Cuba;
  • Istanbul, Turkey with a sub-office in Beirut, Lebanon;
  • Moscow, Russia with a sub-office in Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Nairobi, Kenya with a sub-office in Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Vienna, Austria; and
  • Quito, Ecuador with small sub-offices in San Salvador, El Salvador and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The nine federal resettlement contractors who are fighting tooth and nail to let nothing rock their cushy relationship with the DOS:

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What is Fake News?

What is fake news? Is Donald Trump correct when he says CNN, The New York Times, and other mainstream outlets report fake news? Commentator and bestselling author Andrew Klavan explains.

TRANSCRIPT

You’ve probably heard a lot of people recently screaming and yelling about Fake News. Charges fly from all points on the political spectrum: this story is mistaken — it’s Fake News; that statement is incorrect — it’s Fake News.

But to my mind, these arguments miss the point. Mainstream American news is ALL fake because the major news outlets are so consistently biased toward the left that whether any given story they report is factual or not, their overall reportage is essentially leftist propaganda.

You can complain about the right-wing slant of Fox News all you want, but left-wing ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN have, combined, almost ten times the viewers.

Look, the chief journalist at ABC is former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos; the president of CBS News is David Rhodes, the brother of a former senior Obama staffer. Comcast, which owns NBC, is run by a major Democrat donor. Same for the leadership at CBS and Time Warner, which owns CNN.

Only seven percent of American journalists identify as Republican. And while a lot of news outlets forbid their reporters to donate to candidates, 96 percent of those who did donate last time out gave to Hillary Clinton.

These journalists claim that despite the fact they’re all Democrats, they can be objective. It just ain’t so. Psychologists have shown that when people associate almost exclusively with those who agree with them, they suffer from groupthink and confirmation bias and lose their ability to see events clearly.

Now, it’s not that these journalists are liars, exactly – it’s that their bias skews their reporting in very specific ways. Let me give you Andrew Klavan’s Three Rules of Mainstream Media Journalism. These can transform any story, whether it’s true or not, into Fake News.

Rule Number One:

Whenever left-wing prejudices are confirmed by a single event, that event is treated as representative. But whenever left-wing prejudices are contradicted by a single event, that event is treated as an isolated incident – and if you treat it as representative, you are deemed to be hateful.

So, for instance, a white cop shoots a black suspect. The mainstream media treats that story as representative of general police racism even though studies show cops don’t use deadly force more often on blacks than on whites.

On the other hand, if a Muslim commits an act of terrorism, and someone is bold enough to point out that the terrorist act is, in fact, representative of the daily acts of Muslim terror around the world, this is considered Islamophobic.

The leftist media cherry-picks when an event illustrates a larger narrative. That’s Fake News.

Rule Number Two:

When a scandal breaks on the right, the news is the scandal. When a scandal breaks on the left, the news is: who wrongfully disclosed that scandalous information?

Thus, when the media wanted to raise suspicions that Donald Trump was somehow in league with the Russians, they freely quoted illegally leaked information from intelligence sources.

But when Congressman Devin Nunes announced he had information that the Obama administration might have misused intelligence against Donald Trump’s transition team, the story became: How did Nunes get that information? And did he do it legally?

The scandal meter is heavily weighted to fall to the right. Fake News.

Rule Number Three:

Individual extremists on the right are highlighted, but the overall extremism of the left is ignored.

In one of the fakest Fake News stories in recent history, the mainstream media rose up as one to tar conservative Tea Party members as racist, when all they really wanted were lower taxes and less government spending. Reporters gave the Tea Party disparaging nicknames; represented their almost universally peaceful gatherings as “ugly” and “violent”; and whenever an individual Tea Partier said something wrong, it was cited as evidence that the movement itself was tainted.

Meanwhile, the continually violent, vandalizing, anti-Semitic socialist movement that went by the name of Occupy Wall Street was hailed by journalists as an important social development right up to the moment it vanished without a trace (except for the piles of litter its protesters left behind).

Peaceful Tea Partiers wanted the small government prescribed by the Constitution, so they were radicals; violent Occupiers wanted the widespread government intrusion of socialism, so they were heroes. Very Fake News.

Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas was once criticized when his magazine essentially convicted some white Duke University lacrosse players of raping a black woman — a rape, it turns out, they did not commit – because it didn’t happen. Thomas defended himself, saying, “The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong.”

The mainstream media almost always get their left-wing narrative right, whether the facts support it or not. That’s called confirming your own prejudices. It’s called bias. It’s called Fake News.

I’m Andrew Klavan for Prager University.

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VIDEO: Cartels, Gangs and International Terrorist Groups vs. America

In a July 2012 column titled Drug Cartels Invade Florida: Narco-Terrorists to Follow I warned about the growing threat of drug cartels in Florida stating:

“The Mexican drug trade has left more than 50,000 bodies in its wake since 2006, and the cartels appear to be looking to expand their networks. With this in mind, the National Post’s graphics team takes a look at the flow of drugs across the continent,” Jonathon Rivait and Richard Johnson from the National Post report. Their analysis shows at least 1,000 U.S. cities reported the presence of at least one of four Mexican cartels in 2010. Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando are among those cities. Tampa, Miami and Orlando reported the presence of multiple drug cartels with six reports of the Gulf Cartel or C.D.G. in Florida.

According to a February 2012 NARCONON NEWS article, “The discoveries of large drug shipments on submarines and fast boats in the Caribbean support the conclusion that South and Central American drug cartels are once again pointing their drug trafficking efforts at Florida.”

“Recent events have spurred concerns that Florida may once again become the target of Central or South American drug trafficking groups. Heightened drug trafficking activity in the Caribbean Sea and in the Dominican Republic point at the possibility that drug cartels are reclaiming their old trafficking channels and bringing their customary violence with them,” notes NARCONON NEWS.

Hezbollah terrorists working with Mexican drug cartels is the subject of this 2014 research paper by Daniel Valencia titled, “The Evolving Dynamics of Terrorism: The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus of Hezbollah and The Los Zetas Drug Cartel.”

Fast forward to 2017 and President Trump’s war against drug cartel gangs and narco-terrorists like MS – 13.

A new edition of The Glazov Gang features Jaeson Jones, a border security expert. Jaeson came on the show to discuss Cartels, Gangs and International Terrorist Groups vs. America, shining disturbing light on a dire threat we face, one that we raised in 2012.

Brad Johnson, a retired CIA Station Chief, focus on The “Lone-Wolf” Myth, where he unveils the inside story of how the Left is sabotaging our struggle with Jihad:

The map below was produced by the National Post and shows the infiltration routes and locations of drug cartels across the United States and Mexico:

Narcoterrorism is on the rise in America. This is another front on the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT).

RELATED ARTICLE: Suspect in teen murder near Va. mosque was allegedly in MS-13, attacked woman week before

Free Speech in The West on Life Support

America and Europe are under full frontal assault, but it’s a silent war; attacking every vestige of Free Speech.  MSM news outlets have been eerily silent; because they’re supplying the ammunition through their promotion of political correctness.

Americans have, for too long, taken their liberties and the right of freedom of speech for granted.  The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights was created by our founding Fathers for the purpose of equipping its populace with all of the freedoms that had been deprived of themselves; that they fought and died for.

Our European counterparts, unfortunately were never granted the same rights and opportunities as delineated in our Bill of Rights, therefore attacks on freedom of speech under the guise of ‘hate speech’ have reached a tipping point.

Recently, German police raided 36 homes over ‘hateful’ Face book posts. The NYT reports that the raid comes as the country debates a new social media law, cracking down on ‘hate speech.’  Prime Minister, Merkel, had previously met with Face book’s Zuckerberg to discuss cracking down on the criticism of Islam on social media and now citizens are being fined for their ‘hateful rhetoric.’ In Europe, at the present, has become illegal to criticize the migrants or Islam, resulting in fines or detainment.

The U.N., Organization of Islamic Conference, a group of 57 Muslim states has been attempting to enforce global blasphemy laws, as delineated in The Istanbul Process, has been working for over 15 years to prevent or limit criticism of Islam and the Prophet.

Now the enforcement of ‘blasphemy laws’ are closer than we would have imagined. Canada, recently detained a Christian, conservative author, lecturer, social media blogger, and Tea Party Patriot, ‘Wild Bill for America;’ and confiscated his I-pad upon arrival at their airport. Wild Bill was on his way to speak at an anti-Islam conference.  He was arrested and detained for seven hours, the authorities read his I-Pad, retreated behind closed doors and concluded that he was ‘smuggling hate speech on his I-Pad!’  Therefore, he was arrested for hate speech that he never spoke.  His I-Pad was being sent to Ottawa for forensic examination and possible tariff violation.  The actions of the Canadian officers clearly were supporting Sharia Law, where there can be no criticism of Islam.  Furthermore, their actions set a very dangerous precedent for their citizens and foreigners travelling to Canada.  Will their laptops, books and briefcases be confiscated because of their religious or political beliefs based upon suspicion or notoriety?

America has been under censorship for ‘hate speech’ just like our counterparts, but to a lesser degree   Face book and Twitter has blocked, shut down or taken posts down when the blogger’s rhetoric was interpreted as being hateful, especially toward Islam.  On our universities conservative speakers have been boycotted and shut down by anarchy groups such as Antifa, BLM and Muslim Brotherhood front groups, SJP and MSA. Universities have even created ‘Free Speech Zones’ designed to regulate freedom of speech or expression.

The regulation of Free Speech through legislation is perhaps the most dangerous of all.  In April, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious, or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence or animus targeting a minority in the US.” What is disconcerting about this legislation is that it was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmagageUSA, formerly EmergeUSA, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, MPAC.

Most recently, the House has introduced a bill, H Res. 257, “condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence or animus targeting a minority in the U.S.  This bill urges that the DOJ, FBI, Sate Dept. become involved in these efforts, therefore, law enforcement could enforce an alleged criminal act.  Could this bill be a precursor to ‘Blasphemy Laws,’ where criticism of Islam could be punishable?

Americans must oppose any legislation that will result in the punishment of Free Speech.

Never-Trumpers Infected by Fake News

Watching MSNBC, I heard Chris Hayes list several bogus excuses for Ossoff losing in Georgia. Hayes placed Karen Handel receiving outside funds high on his list. I thought, Are you kidding me? Fake news media are committed 24/7 to deceiving Americans. Blocking Trump from implementing his and our agenda and impeaching him has become their sole reason for existence.

Ninety-five percent of Ossoff’s $23-million campaign funds came from outside of Georgia. Ossoff is the candidate who was overwhelmingly funded by outsiders, not Handel. Handel’s campaign spent a fraction of what Ossoff’s campaign spent. Chris Hayes clearly lied, dispensing more fake news.

The bottom of the screen on MSNBC read something like CBC: Trump hurts black communities. In a letter rejecting Trump’s invite to meet with them, the Congressional Black Caucus wrote, “…we have in fact witnessed steps that will affirmatively hurt black communities.”

Leftists’ narrative that Trump is a racist hurting blacks is a flat out lie — more fake news. Trump reached out to the CBC at least two times, only to be given their middle finger. As a proud American who happens to be black this truly frustrates me.

After 40 years of Democrats’ broken promises, finally a president comes along with the courage and sincere desire to offer real hope and implement real change to black Americans. His genuine compassion is met with “Screw you” from black leaders and Leftists. Meanwhile, these same people celebrated Obama despite blacks moving backwards under Obama

As a black American, I am outraged that the CBC turned down Trump offering real help as blacks continue to murder each other in record numbers. Over 70% of black kids live in fatherless households and drop out of school. And yet, fake news media would have you believe black American’s greatest Nemesis is Donald J. Trump.

These are just a few examples of fake news media’s relentless 24/7 deceptions.

And yet, Republicans like John McCain still pander to fake news media, desperate for an approving pat on the head. Kissing fake news media’s derriere, Senator John McCain recently made the outrageous statement that Obama was a better leader than Trump. How could any lover of freedom, liberty and America say such a thing? That statement should disqualify McCain from ever winning another election as a Republican.

Never-Trump conservatives/Republicans betray their principles, hoping fake news media will not lump them in with the unsophisticated Americans who voted for Trump. I have totally lost respect for never-Trumps. I suspect many of them secretly wish Hillary won.

Think about that folks. We have Republicans and conservatives who claim to love freedom and liberty. They also claim their disdain for Trump is rooted in morality. And yet, they would prefer a vile human being in the WH who said a woman has the right to murder her baby moments before birth; a serial liar; a cold-calculating extreme Leftist who placed her political fortunes above American lives in Benghazi; someone who is totally against religious liberty and someone who vowed to continue Obama’s mission to make America last.

Never-Trumpers deem Trump’s hairdo and non-traditional political behaviors more repulsive than Hillary’s multiple crimes and misdemeanors. Such convoluted thinking is unworthy of my time or energy.

It is as though never-Trumps are back in high school sucking up to the cool kids, meaning the fake news media. By watching too much MSNBC and CNN never-Trumps have become infected via causal contact. They remind me of Lot’s wife.

God told Lot to remove his family because he was going to burn the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife was probably a closet subscriber of The Sodomy Times and Gomorrah Post. Infected from consuming fake news, I wonder if Lot’s wife concluded her husband and God were intolerant religious haters. While exiting Sodom, Lot’s wife ignored God’s command not to look back. She stole one last glance at sin city and was instantly transformed into a pillar of salt.

I know never-Trumps who faithfully view CNN and MSNBC. I thought we were on the same side over the past 8 years, fighting Obama’s heartbreaking purposed destruction of our great nation; his repeals of our God-given and Constitutional freedoms. But those principles and values for which we so valiantly fought seem to have taken a back seat to their dislike for Trump. Never-Trumps either totally ignore Trump’s remarkable list of repeals of Obama’s messes or pay them lip-service. Meanwhile, it is clear to see where their true passions lie as they enthusiastically parrot fake news media’s relentless criticisms of Trump.

Fake news media, DC establishment elites and never-Trumps are so shallow in their thinking, worshiping surface appearances over Trump’s patriotic positive intentions. Obama was an extremely cold, calculating, divisive and dishonest horrible leader who looked and spoke well.

Scripture says man looks upon the outward appearance, but God looks upon the heart. We the People see and connect with Trump’s heart. I proudly stand with We the People in my support for our president.

To our unfortunate never-Trump enemies within, with God’s help, We the People will defeat you.

RELATED VIDEO: In the recent video footage obtained by Project Veritas, John Bonifield a Sr. Producer at CNN, admits to several beliefs that are in direct conflict with the official CNN narrative that Trump has colluded with Russia, and that Russia has interfered with the 2016 election. Bonifield expresses clear doubts that there is a fire behind the Russia smoke, stating, “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He also confirms suspicions that CNN staff is ideologically biased against Trump, stating, “I know a lot of people don’t like him and they’d like to see him get kicked out of office…”

Bonifield even further confirms CNN’s bias against the President, stating, “I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me…you have no real proof.”

Bonifield exposes that Russia has been great for CNN’s ratings, and that orders from CEO Jeff Zucker himself have directed CNN to pursue Russia leads at the expense of other stories. Bonifield states “And the CEO of CNN said in our internal meeting, he said ‘good job everybody covering the Climate Accords, but we’re done with it let’s get back to Russia.’”

He further comments on Russia, “it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any giant proof…if it was something really good, it’d leak.”

Florida Ranks 33rd on Best Places to Make a Living List

Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Congressional delegation and the Florida legislature has been touting how many jobs have been created in the Sunshine state. As we have written jobs are not created by government, rather a job is created by one thing only, a profit. Allow companies to make a profit and that company will hire more people to meet demand. The question is are we creating jobs that allow our workers to make a living? A good living?

Government can help companies by cutting their taxes, reducing the regulatory burden on companies and get government out of the way of entrepreneurs.

But more is needed. New research gives Florida, and each state, an idea of the quality of jobs created in their state in 2017. Many of our contributors have argued that Florida needs to diversify its job market and attract high paying jobs. Florida’s job market is built on sand, with the majority of workers in service industries. Tourism, agriculture and construction are the top three job creators. What Florida lacks is high paying jobs in manufacturing, energy exploration, and high tech industries. A recent study shows why Florida must look beyond tourism, agriculture and construction.

Richard Barrington, Senior Financial Analyst MoneyRates.com, in an article titled, Best Places to Make a Living: MoneyRates.com Ranks the Top States wrote:

This nation has come a long way since the Great Recession, but some state economies are coming ahead farther than others. Unemployment nationally is down below 5 percent, and wages are finally starting to rise.

However, some states are grappling with unemployment rates more than twice as high as in others. The highest-paying states have median wages that are about $15,000 above those of the lowest-paying states. There are some areas where it’s not low wages that drag down the standard of living but expenses that drain savings accounts, as costs of living and/or state income tax rates are much higher than the national average. In still other cases, the risks are more tangible – a couple states have work-related health incident rates that are three times the national average.

Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2017

Best states are in blue, worst states in red.

All of these financial factors are especially important if you are thinking of moving to another state, or finding a way to jump-start your career. Are things likely to be tougher or easier if you relocate? To help you look before you leap, MoneyRates.com has assembled a list of the best and worst states to make a living.

This list is based on the following factors:

  • Cost of Living
  • Workplace safety
  • State tax burdens
  • Median wages
  • Unemployment rates

Based on a combination of the above five factors, these are the best and worst states to make a living in 2017:

Full Ranking of All 50 States

Rank State Cost of Living Index Median Income Tax Rate on Average Income Unemployment Rate Incidents/100 Workers
1 Washington 107.0 43,400 0.00% 4.7 6.6
2 Minnesota 99.8 40,100 4.15% 3.8 6.2
3 Illinois 95.2 38,270 3.54% 4.9 6.1
4 Texas 90.8 35,480 0.00% 5 7.1
5 Colorado 101.0 39,710 4.63% 2.6 6.3**
6 Wyoming 91.6 38,710 0.00% 4.5 15.5
7 Virginia 100.1 39,070 4.51% 3.8 5.4
8 Ohio 92.9 35,760 1.91% 5.1 6.8
9 Michigan 93.5 36,030 3.78% 5.1 6.5
10 Kansas 90.3 34,460 3.07% 3.8 7.6
11 Nebraska 91.2 34,890 3.19% 3.1 8.8
12 Indiana 88.8 33,790 3.13% 3.9 7.7
13 Utah 92.6 35,010 4.57% 3.1 6.7
14 Wisconsin 96.8 36,250 3.52% 3.4 7.2
15 Delaware 102.5 37,960 4.04% 4.5 4.6
16 North Dakota 94.0 39,160 0.81% 2.8 15.9**
17 Iowa 91.6 34,790 4.66% 3.1 7.8
18 Tennessee 89.7 32,800 0.00% 5.1 6.9
19 Missouri 90.7 34,230 3.86% 3.9 7.4
20 Massachusetts 127.4 46,690 4.62% 3.6 5.1
21 Arizona 98.6 35,470 2.25% 5 5.5
22 Oklahoma 88.5 33,140 3.32% 4.3 8.9**
23 Georgia 91.5 34,330 4.57% 5.1 7.4
24 Idaho 89.6 32,800 4.29% 3.5 8.2**
25 New Jersey 120.8 41,950 1.84% 4.2 5.3
26 North Carolina 94.0 33,920 4.08% 4.9 6.2
27 Alaska 131.5 47,170 0.00% 6.4 8.1
28 Pennsylvania 102.7 36,680 3.07% 4.8 6.6
29 Kentucky 90.7 33,190 4.81% 5 9.2
30 Connecticut 130.5 45,090 2.89% 4.8 6.1
31 Maryland 124.8 43,010 4.05% 4.3 5.6
32 Alabama 90.2 32,100 4.88% 5.8 6.7
33 Florida 98.3 32,790 0.00% 4.8 6.5**
34 New Hampshire 119.1 38,270 0.00% 2.8 6.1**
35 Nevada 104.4 34,510 0.00% 4.8 7.4
36 Rhode Island 122.0 39,730 2.59% 4.3 4.6**
37 Arkansas 88.4 30,130 3.56% 3.6 8.6
38 New Mexico 95.6 32,900 2.50% 6.7 7.6
39 Louisiana 94.3 32,080 2.66% 5.7 7.9
40 South Dakota 98.2 31,590 0.00% 2.8 8.3**
41 Mississippi 85.9 29,590 3.09% 5 10.2**
42 New York 130.1 42,760 4.45% 4.3 5.7
43 Maine 111.9 35,380 3.23% 3 7.4
44 South Carolina 99.4 32,140 3.19% 4.4 8.5
45 Oregon 115.3 37,990 7.82% 3.8 6.4
46 Vermont 122.3 37,920 2.58% 3 7.5
47 West Virginia 95.6 30,760 3.48% 4.9 8.4
48 Montana 100.7 32,750 3.73% 3.8 11.9
49 California 143.5 40,920 2.19% 4.9 6.0
50 Hawaii 167.1 40,030 5.80% 2.7 6.1

**Data was not available for these states for non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses, per equivalent of 100 full-time workers so the average of all other states was used.

6 Reasons Trump was Right on the Paris Climate Accords

The dystopian world-is-ending crowd had a heyday when President Trump kept his campaign promise to pull out of the accords and protect the American people. They really should have stayed on their meds.

Before we go through the very sound reasons for Trump pulling the U.S. out, it’s worth getting a sampling of just how fevered the reaction has been. Here are a few of the Chicken Little tweets following Trump’s announcement:

  • “Trump just declared war on the very idea of life on earth.” Trita Parsi, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order Recipient. (TRA translation: You must now stop even thinking about earth or be attacked!)
  • “If Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Agreement he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the American people.” Billionaire and supposed environmentalist Tom Steyer. (TRA translation: Trump is a traitor. Impeach him!)
  • “Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.” ACLU National tweet. (TRA translation: It’s racist.)
  • “If Trump is pulling out of Paris, he is turning his back on the public in every single US state.” Sierra Club. (TRA translation: Trump hates Americans.)
  • “As a species we flunked the collective action problem that is carbon emissions. It’s now adapt or die.” Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal. (TRA translation: People be stupid.)
  • “Serious question-Can millions of people launch a class action suit if the US pulls out of Paris accord for negligence?” Actress Patricia Arquette. (TRA: Serious answer: Yes. In November 2020. Read your Constitution.)
  • And finally (and enough for now) the Huffington Post’s top headline on the decision: “TRUMP TO PLANET: DROP DEAD” (TRA translation: Trump’s mean. And dumb. And mean.)

Why this is just so much silliness

For all of the hyperbolic screechings of the climate change brood, there were several very sound reasons for the U.S. pulling out.

And what’s important to remember is that every one of these points holds true even if you accept the most dire warnings of the global warming alarmists. But if it is true that the global temperatures are rising quickly as a direct and primary result of human use of fossil fuels, all of these points remain legitimate to the specifics of the Paris Accords.

  • Virtually nothing would be gained on global warming. According to a Heritage Foundation study: “…using the Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Induced Climate Change developed by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, even if all carbon dioxide emissions in the United States were effectively eliminated, there would be less than two-tenths of a degree Celsius reduction in global temperatures” by 2100. And the accords were only looking at a few percentage point reduction. So, negligible at best. MIT came to the same conclusion. The agreement actually would have almost no impact on global temperatures. So explain the above tweets again?

  • Dramatic U.S. economic damage. The Heritage Foundation study found an overall average loss of nearly 400,000 jobs; an average manufacturing shortfall of more than 200,000 jobs; a total income loss of more than $20,000 for a family of four; an aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) loss of over $2.5 trillion; and an increases in household electricity expenditures between 13 percent and 20 percent.

  • The risk-reward ratio for the U.S. was awful. So combine our facts. The economic impact from the accords would be nearly catastrophic to the U.S. Guaranteed. But the benefits would be minimal at best, and the models constructing those benefits are hard to trust as they have been wrong for nearly two decades. It was a reckless set of accords — except for the people safely ensconced in those negotiating rooms in swank hotels around the world, flying in on private jets fueled by fossil fuels.

  • The accords were voluntary and unenforceable. And some of the biggest contributors would never abide by them. China, for instance, signed the accords, but stipulated they would not begin implementing any emission goals until 2030 — not coincidentally the year that the agreement runs out. But they get credit for signing it. In fact, all of the nations that signed on and are the fastest climbing carbon emitters would do nothing to curb their use. But they would gain economic advantage.

  • Risk losing national sovereignty. This agreement — negotiated remember by President Obama with no Senate approval — set the U.S. on the path to allowing a global organization, maybe headquartered in Europe, to control domestic policy. That, of course, spells ultimately the end of the Great American Experiment, and that is not hyperbole. We have no effective Constitution if other countries can set our policies. In his announcement, Trump said: “…our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of America’s sovereignty. Our constitution is unique among all nations of the world. And it is my highest obligation and greatest honor to protect it…” Absolutely correct.

  • The media coverage is wholly untrustworthy. A whole lot of people are being led to a conclusion, not provided impartial data. Never ever forget the “journalists” who were covering the Paris Accords who spontaneously responded with clapping and dancing and hugging like they were Greenpeace activists. You really have to watch the 13-second clip. So, like many of the climate change scientists, it is impossible for any average or above-average American to trust the climate change journalism gang.

For some great historical context on the untrustworthy combination of science and journalism on this topic, the 1990 Today Show program reported “facing a sea-level rise not of one to three feet in a century, but of 10 or 20 feet in a much shorter time. The Supreme Court would be flooded. You could tie your boat to the Washington Monument.” Again, worth watching the short clip.

There is a rational case for convening an impartial  panel — meaning a panel of scientists and others who think the warming is man-made and those who do not and those who think it is overstated — to truly study and verify the data without a one-sided agenda. This panel could include investigating the data we know was corrupted to make it look like there is more warming than there is. And then posting as directly to the web and people as possible to bypass the untrustworthy climate change media.

Without that, too many people are suspicious. And the worthlessness of these accords on global warming only furthers that suspicion.

A no-brainer to pull out

And finally, pulling out of the Paris Accords was a Trump campaign promise. He made promises, was duly elected and has been keeping them. This was one of those. It’s unusual in Washington, but a good thing.

This agreement was all risk for the United States and very little reward for the climate, even accepting the global warming assumptions.

The well-being of the American people was put in grave harm’s way. Any good President should stand against such an agreement. Obama made the agreement, knowing that it harmed the country. Trump removed us, knowing that doing so was good for the country. And there is virtually no harm by the climate models by doing so.

That is such a kicker. Unfortunately, millions persuaded of the horribleness of this deed may never really know that because they are trusting the climate change journalists for information.

Looking at this accord in its entirety suggests there were a lot of countries that were using it as a tool to gain an economic advantage on the United States. It had nothing to do with climate change for them.

Trump was absolutely right to keep his promise and protect the American people by pulling out of it.

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