DNI Ratcliffe Releases Report Showing China Interfered with the 2020 Election and CIA Management Pressured Analysts Not to Report It

We will never stop fighting for election integrity and the rightful President.

BREAKING: DNI Ratcliffe Releases Report Showing China Interfered with the 2020 Election and CIA Management Pressured Analysts Not to Report It

By Joe Hoft, The Gateway Pundit, January 17, 2021:

China interfered with the 2020 election based on a report by DNI Ratcliff.

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe issued a report stating China interfered in the 2020 election while CIA management pressured lower level analysts to discount this assessment.

The EPOCH Times reported today:

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe assessed that China interfered in the 2020 federal elections, according to a letter transmitted to Congress.

In the letter (pdf), Ratcliffe alleges that intelligence about China’s election interference was suppressed by management at the CIA, which pressured analysts to withdraw their support for the view.

Citing a report by the Intelligence Community Analytic Ombudsman Barry Zulauf, the director of national intelligence said some analysts were reluctant to describe China’s actions as election interference because they disagreed with the policies of President Donald Trump.

The Washington Examiner published Ratcliffe’s letter and the ombudsman report on Jan. 17, ten days after publishing an original report on the documents. The ODNI did not respond to requests from The Epoch Times to authenticate the documents.

“Based on all available sources of intelligence, with definitions consistently applied, and reached independent of political considerations or undue pressure—that the People’s Republic of China sought to influence the 2020 U.S. federal elections,” Ratcliffe wrote…

…Neither the ombudsman report nor the letter from Ratcliffe includes details on China’s meddling.

Ratcliff’s report is embedded below:

Ratcliffe – Views on Intell… by Jenna Romaine

There are numerous other reports showing China’s intervention in the 2020 election as well.

DNI Ratcliff has more information on China’s interference in the 2020 election. Let’s hope this is all addressed before senile Joe Biden is sworn in as President. The way Biden’s moving around lately, he likely doesn’t even know where China is.

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VIDEO: Antifa/Left-Wing Provocateurs caught changing costumes to Trump attire to blend in and incite riots at Capitol protest.

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Antifa/Left-Wing Provocateurs caught changing costumes to Trump attire to blend in and incite riots at Capitol protest.

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Muslim U.S. Army Soldier Arrested over Plot to Bomb U.S. troops and Commit Jihad Massacre at 9/11 Memorial

Yet another convert to Islam gets the crazy idea that his new religion commands him to commit treason and mass murder. Are authorities investigating who taught him Islam, and what kind of influence they have? Why not?

“‘Islamic State-inspired’ US soldier arrested over alleged plot to bomb American troops and attack NYC 9/11 Memorial,” RT, January 19, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

An American soldier has been arrested on terrorism charges, including suggesting wiring explosives into buildings as part of an Islamic State plot to kill US troops, as well as allegedly planning an attack on the 9/11 Memorial.

Ohio man Cole James Bridges, 20, was held in Georgia on Tuesday, and is charged with the assistance of a foreign terrorist organization and the attempted murder of US military service members, the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

The private first class, also known as Cole Gonzales, had expressed his support for the terrorist Islamic State group (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on social media, according to the criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court.

After joining the US Army in late 2019, Bridges began unknowingly communicating with a member of the FBI in October last year, with the bureau employee posing as an IS supporter who claimed to be in touch with the terrorist group in the Middle East.

The soldier is then said to have used his army training to guide supposed IS fighters about potential attacks in New York City, including on the 9/11 Memorial.

In December 2020, Bridges allegedly provided diagrams of “specific military maneuvers” to help IS fighters “maximize the lethality of attacks on US troops” while also pledging his allegiance to the terrorist group in videos. He suggested militants should wire particular buildings with explosives in order to kill American troops, the charges claim….

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Watch and Weep! A Patriot Asks Capitol Police Why Are You Letting the Destruction Happen

Send this out far and wide!

Indeed this is one of the most pressing questions that must be addressed and why isn’t the media addressing it—why did the Capitol Police stand down?  

The true Patriot pleads!  They are destroying the Capitol.  Where is your backup?

From Gateway Pundit:

WATCH: “Why Are You Allowing This To Happen,” Trump Supporter Yells At Capitol Police for Standing Around While Protestors Are Storming Capitol (VIDEO)

After you watch this video I want you to ask yourself, why hasn’t this been played on every major news network in the country?

The reason is that this video completely destroys the narrative that all Trump Supporters who went to Washington D.C. on January 6th are violent domestic terrorists.

You will have to go to Gateway Pundit to see the video.  I could not find it at Youtube.  (Surprise!)

This is a screenshot from the video.  Officers stand by in stony silence as the Patriot shouts at them to do something.

See my tag January 6th 2021 for all of my posts on that day and its aftermath.

Fight back by sending this out far and wide.

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The FBI Is Renting Billboards Around the Country To Promote Democrat Lies

FBI Billboards are everywhere. The corrupt FBI is advertising across the nation on billboards requesting information on individuals who attended the Capitol protests on January 6th. By doing so they promote the lie that Trump and his supporters are violent.

The FBI is so corrupt now it really needs to be shut down and rebuilt from the bottom up. The individuals leading this agency are not honest and often participate in criminal acts themselves (see Mueller Russia Collusion sham). So it is no surprise that this corrupt agency is advertising on billboards across the country insinuating the Capital protests a few weeks ago the most egregious act since 9-11. They do this by advertising the event. Something we have never seen before from this corrupt agency.

Florida Governor Pledges To Put An End To GOP Censorship

Governor DeSantis is the best governor in the nation. He is the future of the Republican Party. DeSantis is being relentlessly smeared by the MSM, because they know he can one day be elected president. All rational Americans should get behind Governor DeSantis wholeheartedly. Even if you don’t live in Florida.

Florida Governor Pledges To Put An End To GOP Censorship

By News Net, January 18, 2021

  • The Republican Governor Of Florida, Is Speaking Out Against Big Tech Saying That Their Recent Moves To Censor Conservative Speech Is Chilling
  • The Governor’s Remarks Were Given At A Conference Of The Texas Public Policy Foundation.
  • He Mentioned The Banning Of President Trump’s Accounts, And  The Actions  Against Parler, Saying Big Tech’s Power is ‘Chilling’
  • Desantis Said Tech Companies’ Treatment Of Parler Was Evidence Of Conservative Censorship.

“They Decapitated This Company, Parler,” Desantis Said. “This Was A Coordinated Assault On A Company That Was Trying To Compete.”

“We Need To Really Think Deeply About If We Are A Disfavored Class Based On Our Principles, Based On Having Conservative Views, Based On Being A Christian, Based On Whatever You Can Say That Is Not Favored In Silicon Valley,”

“I Think It’s Probably The Most Important Legislative Issue That We’re Going To Have To Get Right This Year And Next Year,” Desantis Said.

Gov. Desantis Said That Florida Would Begin Taking Action On The Issue.

“We’re Thinking Through What We Can Do To Provide People Some Protections,” Desantis Said.

“Big Tech Can Actually Suppress This Information And That Is Just Simply Ok? That Is Election Interference If You Want To Be Honest About It, And That’s Something That Really Needs To Be Addressed.”

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VIDEO: The Vortex — The Commies Are Coming. Do you understand the full weight of it?

TRANSCRIPT

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No doubt about it — the communists are coming. And depending on how you do your calculations, they’re already here. As a matter of review, it’s important to remember that all we see playing out before us is the result of a massive betrayal of those we trusted to preserve and pass on a free society.

Renowned author and historian Trevor Louden recently spoke with Church Militant about this whole scene. Louden and others, including Church Militant, are continually stressing the need to recognize that what’s happening is the result of decades of a communist takeover, moving slowly and stealthily at first, but now feeling free to be more open and plain in their goals.

And while we were all on guard and keenly aware of the threat posed by Russia, too many were willing to give China a pass and even hop in the political bed with them, tipping the scales of world dominance heavily toward Beijing. In fact, China’s influence has grown so strong over the United States — even members of Congress — that Beijing controls much of what happens in the United States regarding laws.

What believers must recognize sooner rather than later is that communism is here, and it hates religion, most especially Christianity and, in particular, Catholicism. Remember, it was Theodore McCarrick, quietly trained by Soviets in his young years in Switzerland, who returned to New York and entered the seminary, climbing the ranks of power with payoffs — money (millions of dollars) given to him by the Soviets, according to our sources. As what amounts to little else than a communist spy in the Church, McCarrick was the single man anointed by Pope Francis who hammered out the Vatican-China accord, throwing the underground Church in China under the bus.

Simply stated, McCarrick was one of them — is one of them. And they hate the Church. There’s a lot of evidence to support Louden’s predictions. A large number of prominent Democrats (stretching back to Obama in 2008) are already on the record stating their disdain for religion, in general, and conservative, religious-minded people, specifically.

Whether it’s Obama, Hillary, Harris or any others from the rogues’ gallery, these are the leaders of the communist movement in America. To fully comprehend the current political scene, nothing can be viewed in isolation. All of it is interrelated.

The censoring by giant tech, the political rhetoric from the Democrats, the media controlling the narrative, accusing conservatives of being traitors, the theater of an impeachment to so smear Trump that his supporters are reviled, all of it — every last bit of it — is related. And there is one goal in mind — to keep any significant resistance from forming before the demonizing of conservatives can take serious hold.

So the race is on. Can conservatives, with all their various disagreements, form any kind of effective opposition to the storm about to break? Louden says that it all depends.

Of course, for Catholics, there is a higher calling than just preserving a nation. We are called to convert the nation. For Catholics, political conservatism is and always should be viewed as a mere means to the end of producing a more favorable environment in which effective evangelization can be conducted.

The reason the communist bastards always have the destruction of the Church so high on their list is that they recognize the power the Church holds. Since they don’t believe in God, they never weigh the spiritual might, but they nevertheless do understand history and can do the math. The Church has been around much longer than they have, and it will be around after they’ve gone.

It won’t be the first time an evil empire has had the upper hand and wielded a sword over our heads, and unless all this is the setup for the end of the world, it won’t be the last. But still, this is the time in which we are living, not 2,000 years ago and not 500 years in the future. This is our time, and we must respond accordingly.

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VIDEO: James Comey likens Trump to al-Qaeda, says he has ‘radicalized’ terrorists through ‘lies’

This is a very dangerous game Comey is playing, all the while posing as the one who is defending us from terrorist violence.

Trump never called for violent attacks against anyone, much less for storming the Capitol. Al-Qaeda, by contrast, has called for violent attacks innumerable times. To equate the two and say that they both “radicalize terrorists” is to claim to be able to discern the intent and/or effects of Trump’s words and claim that they were intended to incite violence and were successful in doing so despite the fact that he never called for or approved of any violence.

If Comey and his comrades are successful, and the House already advanced this notion by impeaching Trump for a second time, they will have created a precedent. The precedent will be that it doesn’t matter so much what exactly you say, but what the authorities think it means, or thinks its effects will be. Authoritarians can use this arrogated power of discernment to shut down anyone they don’t like. That’s where we’re headed, and Comey is doing his best to make sure we get there.

“James Comey Says Trump’s Lies Created Terrorists: ‘This Is How Al-Qaida Radicalized’ (Video),” by 

Former FBI director James Comey paid a visit to “The View” on Friday during which he explained his belief that President Trump’s “constant torrent of lies” has radicalized his supporters to the point of becoming domestic terrorists — and he compared Trump’s methods to those of al-Qaida.

“They are terrorists. They are people bent on coercing a civilian government — attacking our democracy — because of their warped view of reality,” Comey, who was fired by Trump in 2017, said of the Capitol rioters on “The View.”…

“This is how al-Qaida radicalized: a constant, constant torrent of lies at vulnerable people,” he said. “Well, we have millions of vulnerable people in this country who’ve consumed these lies, and some portion of them have been radicalized to the point where they believe they’re on the side of the angels and have to engage in violence directed against us. So it’s a serious threat, it’s a terrorist threat, and Donald Trump and his enablers — we want to make sure we keep the receipts, ’cause a lot of people are going to deny they had any connection to it come a few months from now — but that group of people has radicalized a group of terrorists.”

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The Totalitarian Left Moves to Silence All Dissent

In an article that was picked up by the Mercury News, Ethan Baron of the Bay Area News Group wrote Tuesday that “A week after false claims of a stolen U.S. presidential election drove a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter is allowing a far-right supporter of President Donald Trump to claim the election was stolen.” Baron’s intention was clear: he wants Twitter to ban me, as it banned Trump, for telling truths they want buried. His article shows how monstrous and totalitarian the left really is: leftists think they can publicly call for the censuring and banning of someone whose views they hate, and just like that, you disappear.

The left and its propaganda arm, the establishment media, are now working hard to make it illegal, and get you banned from social media, to state the obvious fact that the election was stolen. The Democrats are seeking to criminalize and penalize anyone who says the election was stolen. Their “insurrection” hoax, and impeachment of the president without due process or giving him the chance to defend himself, is designed to shut down any and all talk of their infamous election fraud. This is not the behavior of people who know they won fair and square and are watching their opponents have a tantrum about it. This is the action of the guilty.

That said, the election was stolen. The mountains of evidence of election fraud were never examined in any court, and then we were told that there was no evidence at all, or if there was any, it had already been dismissed in court challenges. The court cases were all dismissed on technicalities and procedural issues, not because there was no evidence of voter fraud. That evidence has still not been examined.

But it is a hallmark of the rapidly advancing totalitarianism of our age that thumb suckers like Ethan Baron think they can kill you with righteous indignation. He wrote: “Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller, in a tweet Monday about banks freezing political donations after a pro-Trump mob stormed the seat of the U.S. government, said the banks’ decision was, ‘Further proof the election was stolen.’” I am not “anti-Muslim” any more than foes of the Nazis were “anti-German,” but that’s another story. Baron offered no counterargument to my contention about the banks. He just presented it as if it were self-evidently false and egregious.

Baron knew, of course, that he didn’t have to show that what I said was inaccurate. All he had to do was point out that I had deviated from the leftist line, and the jackbooted neo-fascists who run Twitter and the other social media platforms would spring into action.

It was reminiscent of the media outrage that was directed at me in May 2015, when I hosted the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas that was the site of the first ISIS attack on American soil. I was raked over the coals not just on CNN, but also on Fox, which hadn’t yet switched sides then, and by conservative spokesmen who should have known better. I was defending the freedom of speech against violent intimidation. We never saw the hate and attacks that were directed at me in the wake of that event in Garland directed at the Fort Hood jihadi, the Times Square jihad bomber, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony jihad bomber, the Boston Marathon jihad bombers, the New York subway jihad bomber, or any other jihadis.

We have never seen the media hatred and anything like the attacks that were directed at me directed towards the jihadists who beheaded journalist after journalist (their own!), or towards those who beheaded hundreds of Christians, executed them because they were non-Muslims, or towards the perpetrators of the ongoing genocide of non-Muslims and secular Muslims in Muslim countries.

If we had a responsible media, they would stand for the freedom of speech as we did in Garland. If we had a responsible media, it would be applauding the fact that some people are still standing up and telling the truth about the election despite the immense pressure from powerful forces to stop doing so.

How do these people not understand this most basic, elemental concept of freedom?

I didn’t start this war for the freedom of speech, but I won’t lie down and submit, either. Twitter and the rest may heed Baron and ban me. But even then, this isn’t over. What remains to be seen is whether the free world will finally wake up and stand for the freedom of speech, or instead kowtow to this evil and continue to denounce me and others like me. What’s really frightening and astonishing about this assault on our freedom of speech is the number of people cheering on the silencing of dissent from the establishment line. I never expected that from my fellow Americans. But if the darkness of totalitarianism does come to the United States, it will be thanks to them and to the likes of Ethan Baron.

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Fleeing Political Persecution, NRA Files for Bankruptcy, Moving From New York To Texas

New York is run by the Democrat criminal syndicate. The Attorney General is pursues political prosecutions while allowing violent criminals to prowl the streets.

NRA files for bankruptcy, moving from New York to Texas

Gun rights group blamed state’s ‘toxic political environment’ for move

By: Graeme Massie, The Independent, January 17, 2020:

The National Rifle Association has filed for bankruptcy and announced it is moving from New York to Texas.

The gun rights advocacy group says it is making the move to escape the “toxic political environment of New York.”

Now the organisation, which has been chartered in New York since 1871, says it plans on restructuring as a Texas non-profit.

“Today, the NRA announced a restructuring plan that positions us for the long-term and ensures our continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York,” said NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre.

“The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas.”

Ms James attacked the NRA’s move in a statement and said it would not prevent her investigating them.

“The NRA’s claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt,” she said.

“While we review this filing, we will not allow the NRA to use this or any other tactic to evade accountability and my office’s oversight.”

NRA president Carolyn Meadows attacked the lawsuit at the time, calling it “a baseless, premeditated attack on our organisation and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend.”

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is generally filed by corporations to give them more time to reorganise their debts and assets.

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Former NYPD top dog: ‘For the last 20 years our biggest concern was ISIS, Al Qaeda. Now it’s the citizens of the US’

James Comey just said the same thing. Remember in Animal Farm how Boxer the horse struggled to remember, as the pigs implemented their totalitarian rule, how things had once been different? It’s all-important to remember, and these vicious and mendacious propagandists such as Comey and Bratton, and many others, are doing their level best to make sure we forget.

Remember: it wasn’t “far-right extremists” who rioted all summer in Portland, Seattle, Kenosha, Wisconsin, New York, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and numerous other cities that I have already forgotten. It was Leftists: Antifa and Black Lives Matter, who have also been found to have been among those storming the Capitol that is being used as a Reichstag Fire pretext to shut down dissent from the Leftist agenda.

Snyder talks about “violent white supremacists, neo-Nazis, sovereign citizens, militia movements,” but what he really means are ordinary citizens who oppose the dominant political philosophy. Lies such as what Bratton is spreading here are in service of solidifying the hegemony of that philosophy.

“Domestic terrorism has superseded the threat of international terrorism, warns ex-NYC police commissioner,”

by Emily DeCiccio, CNBC, January 15, 2021:

Former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton warned CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that domestic terrorism has superseded the threat of international terrorism in the United States.

“For the last 20 years our biggest concern was international terrorism — ISIS, Al Qaeda,” Bratton said in a Friday evening interview. “Now it’s here and it’s us, and it’s the citizens of the United States, some of whom are rebelling against everything we thought we believed in for the last 300 to 400 years.”

Former Homeland Security Department counterterrorism official, Nate Snyder, echoed Bratton’s sentiments on “The News with Shepard Smith.”

“If you’re talking about the lethality of the threat, domestic terrorism — meaning violent white supremacists, neo-Nazis, sovereign citizens, militia movements — have been the most lethal threat in these past ten years compared to Al Qaeda and ISIS- inspired threats,” Snyder said….

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Big Tech Doesn’t Censor Conservatives and Other Myths

We’ve moved from ‘conservatives should build their own platforms’ to ‘conservatives don’t deserve their own platforms’.


For several years, I’ve been highlighting Big Tech bias when I encounter it, knowing that my ability to do so online may not last forever. I’ve received a lot of pushback to this. The many examples I’ve provided were algorithmic anomalies, I was told—and I may in fact be suffering from a victimhood complex.

So last week’s deplatforming of President Trump and the Big Tech purge that followed it is surely the smoking barrel that proves my case once and for all, right?

Wrong. The narrative has suddenly now changed from Big Tech doesn’t censor conservatives to Big Tech platforms can censor anyone they like because they’re private companies.

This cognitive sidestep has been described by author Rod Dreher as the Law of Merited Impossibility. In short, Dreher’s law goes like this: “It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it.”

We have definitely moved from the “it will never happen” to the “when it does” phase of this law.

After the deadly storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters last week, Donald Trump had his accounts on Twitter and Facebook removed. Other social media platforms quickly followed suit, with Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitch, Reddit, Shopify and Pinterest blocking Trump accounts or removing Trump-related content.

Twitter went on to delete an untold number of Trump-linked accounts, with Republican politicians and high-profile conservatives reporting follower losses in the tens of thousands.

Brandon Straka was one of these. He’s the founder of the #WalkAway campaign, a community of disillusioned ex-Democrats. Faring worse than most, his 500,000-strong group was deleted by Facebook, and his entire staff team was removed from the platform.

Part of the “when it does” phase of Dreher’s law is the idea that conservatives should create their own platforms. That would make everyone happy, right?

Wrong. That narrative was also blown out of the water when three of the most powerful Big Tech companies united against Parler to chase it off the internet.

Parler had been growing as a popular alternative to Twitter and was known to be more friendly to conservatives and Trump supporters. After Trump’s ban, some 4.5 million social media refugees fled to Parler.

But then Apple removed Parler from their app store. And Google did too. Then, with just 24 hours notice, Amazon kicked Parler off of its servers altogether, in response to the news that Donald Trump might open an account there. Visit parler.com now and the site no longer exists.

So now we’ve moved from conservatives should build their own platforms to conservatives don’t deserve their own platforms. Kinder voices might suggest that social media isn’t all that important anyway; that people upset about all this should delete their apps and go and live in the real world.

The problem with this, however, is that so much of the real world is now lived online—whether our banking, emails, shopping or business. This has only become more pronounced as a result of the Covid lockdowns.

So what happens when banks, email servers, payment services and other online platforms begin punishing conservatives for their sincerely-held viewpoints? Actually, we’re already finding out.

The email marketing firms MailChimp and Constant Contact cut ties with Brandon Straka’s #WalkAway group after Facebook de-platformed them. Signature Bank closed two of Donald Trump’s accounts that held over $5 million in deposits. PayPal has blocked the Christian charity GiveSendGo for their ties to the “Stop the Steal” event in D.C. that later devolved into violence. Other such examples abound.

While not all conservatives are being targeted, the purge has most certainly begun. The way things are trending, half the population may no longer be welcome in polite society.

The final pushback to all of this is that such suppression is justified in order to quell violence, remove hate speech, and fend off conspiracy theories. But like all the other justifications, this one falls short too.

Amazon sells over 200 products that urge violence against Trump and Trump supporters. Iran’s Ayatollah preaches genocide against Israelis via his Twitter account. Many platforms let the “Russiagate” conspiracy theory run wild for Trump’s entire presidency. Twitter allows the Chinese Communist Party to spread the conspiracy theory that Covid began in the United States. Hashtags like #AssassinateTrump or #KillJews reveal reams of hateful content on Twitter as well.

Big Tech doesn’t censor violence and hate speech. It censors conservatives. No number of ever-shifting justifications can paper over this.

So can we be done with all the myths?

COLUMN BY

Kurt Mahlburg

Kurt Mahlburg is a writer and author, and an emerging Australian voice on culture and the Christian faith. He has a passion for both the philosophical and the personal, drawing on his background as a graduate… .

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Beijing Biden Plots Early Legislation to give 11 million Illegal Immigrants Citizenship

Taking the jobs from American minorities — pity those minorities remain shackled to the party of slavery.

Democrats need voters to cover their notorious election fraud. Illegals will do nicely.

Biden plans early legislation to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants without it

By Cindy Carcamo, Andrea Castillo, Molly O’Toole, LA Times, Jan. 15, 2021

During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece:

a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status, according to immigrant rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.

The bill also would provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who were brought to the U.S. as children, and probably also for certain front-line essential workers, vast numbers of whom are immigrants.

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Most Illegal Immigrants Arrested by ICE in 2020 Had Average of Four Criminal Convictions or Charges

The overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants arrested by federal authorities in 2020 had an average of four criminal convictions or charges, according to a year-end report published by the government. In the document Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveals it arrested 103,603 illegal aliens last fiscal year with a total of more than 374,000 convictions and charges. Driving under the influence was the most popular conviction or charge at 74,000, followed by drug crimes (67,000), assaults (37,000), sex offenses (10,000), robberies (3,800), homicides (1,900) and kidnappings (1,600).

It doesn’t end there. An additional 185,884 illegal immigrants were deported by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in 2020 and most of them—64%—had criminal convictions or pending charges. In fact, they had a total of 399,235 criminal convictions and pending charges, according to statistics provided by the Homeland Security agency. Those removed from the country include 4,276 gang members, 675 of them from the famously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), and 31 terrorists. ICE reports that 350 were considered “high-profile removals.” Among them is a Bosnian named Saudin Agani who provided material support to a terrorist organization and has ties to the suspect who attacked two New York City police officers in 2020. “ERO Removal Division’s ICE Air Charter Operations coordinated a record-breaking 76 Special High-Risk Charters to 61 countries, six of which were new countries it had not previously visited,” the report says. Those countries include Jordan, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, and Mongolia, effectuating 3,278 removals. “This is a 160% increase in total removals via Special High-Risk Charter flights compared to FY 2019,” according to ICE.

The agency also issued 122,233 detainers last year with local law enforcement agencies nationwide for illegal immigrants with criminal histories. More than 1,900 committed homicide-related offenses, 3,600 robberies, 42,800 assaults and 11,900 sex crimes. The detainers are issued as part of a federal-local partnership known as 287(g) that notifies ICE of jail inmates in the country illegally so they can be deported after serving time for state crimes. A growing number of leftist officials running local governments around the country refuse to participate in the program, but 150 still do and federal immigration authorities credit them with significantly improving public safety. ICE says when law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines its ability protect public safety and carry out its mission. Judicial Watch has reported extensively on some of the culprits, providing outrageous examples that include elected law enforcement officials freeing child sex offenders, major counties releasing numerous violent convicts and a state—North Carolina—that discharged nearly 500 illegal immigrant criminals from custody in a year.

The problem continues as more local police departments refuse to comply with 287(g). In the recently issued report ICE discloses that a two-month program known as Operation Cross Check XI helped arrest more than 2,700 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S. with pending charges or convictions for crimes involving victims. That means the offenders were likely protected by sanctuary policies. “Of the arrests conducted during Operation Cross Check XI, there were more than 5,800 criminal convictions and more than 3,200 pending charges associated with those arrests,” the ICE report states. “The aliens who were the subjects of these arrests had criminal histories including, but not limited to, the following charges and convictions: more than 1,500 assaults, more than 340 sex crimes, nearly 200 weapon offenses, more than 50 robberies and 31 homicide offenses.”

As if all this information was not enraging enough, the document also reveals that the government spent a ghastly $315 million on healthcare for illegal immigrants in custody last year. That includes comprehensive medical, dental, and public health services. In 2020 the feds delivered health care to nearly 100,000 detainees at 20 facilities nationwide that have inhouse ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) and oversaw health care for more than 169,000 additional detainees housed in facilities without IHSC. This includes 99,219 intake screenings, 3,048 emergency room visits,15,571 dental visits,19,367 urgent care visits, 123,936 sick calls, 68,985 mental health interventions, 270,222 filled prescriptions and 52,278 physical exams. Adding to the expenses, when COVID-19 hit, ICE created a working group of medical professionals, disease control specialists and other experts to minimize the spread of the virus.

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My Letter to The Superintendent of West Point

West Point’s current superintendent, Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams, has taken a lot of heat over his lenient treatment of black cadets caught cheating on a final exam last summer. I believe he likely had little leeway in dealing with the scandal. Dating to Obama’s administration and possibly earlier, all military installations, including the four service academies, have been directed to inject Critical Race Theory into every facet of military life.

Like LTG Williams, his counterpart at the Air Force Academy is also African American.

Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams
Office of the Superintendent
United States Military Academy

Cc:
Lieutenant General Richard M. Clark
Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy
Vice Admiral Sean Buck
Superintendent, United States Naval Academy
Rear Admiral William G. Kelly
Superintendent, United States Coast Guard Academy

Dear Lt. Gen. Williams:

“A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” To someone like me who has never served, West Point’s honor code seems unambiguous: cadets caught cheating on exams will face severe punishment.

Last May, when I presume classes were being taught online due to the pandemic, 73 freshmen cadets were accused of cheating on a final exam in calculus. Your chief of staff, Col. Mark Weathers, told USA Today that although he is disappointed in the cadets for cheating, he did not consider the incident a serious breach of code, speculating that cheating might not have occurred had the exam been taken in the classroom, rather than remotely. I’m sure it wasn’t Col. Weathers’ intent, but that rationalization comes close to sounding like cheating at West Point is no big deal as long as it occurs outside the classroom.

Col. Weathers’ position on the scandal was not the only suggestion that leniency is in order. In a memo to faculty, you wrote that the honor code constitutes “an inequitable application of consequences and developmental opportunities for select groups of cadets,” with one of the select groups to which you referred apparently being the disproportionate number of African American cadets implicated in the scandal.

If you were suggesting that black cadets generally receive an inferior pre-college education and therefore should receive leniency, I wholeheartedly agree with the first part of that position: that black cadets as a group are disproportionately burdened by a substandard pre-college education.

If, however, you meant to suggest that systemic racism in K-12 public schools is the reason for that educational handicap and that black honor code violators should therefore receive special treatment, I could not disagree more.

Please consider the following examples of the type of substandard education meted out to millions of young African American students:

  • In 2010-2011, public schools in the nation’s capitalspent$29,345 per pupil—nearly $600,000 per each classroom of 20 students—yet the District’s 8th graders finished dead last in a nationwide proficiency test in math and reading.
  • According to a 2015 report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 96 percent of 8th graders in Detroit’s public schools tested not proficient in math, and 93 percent tested not proficient in reading.
  • According to a 2017 investigation by Project Baltimore, 13 of the city’s 39 public high schools had zero students who tested proficient in math. Zero! Going back to 2011, nearly 90% of Baltimore elementary and middle schools fell short of academic targets on state assessment tests.

Similar horrendous results can be found in every big city school district in America. Since 100% of these districts portray themselves as passionate champions of anti-racism, their collective failure to adequately educate our country’s most vulnerable children is obviously not caused by systemic racism. Instead, blame can be placed squarely in the lap of blue city school systems that have failed for decades on end to provide even a minimally acceptable education to generations of minority students.

Your words seem to suggest that the cheating scandal should be downplayed because a disproportionate number of the accused cadets belong to a “select group,” the members of which share a characteristic—skin color—that is totally beyond their control. That’s not much different than saying cadets of color are inherently unable to conform to high honor standards, which is, of course,  patently untrue.

African American cadets are not hapless young men and women incapable of overcoming prior educational disadvantages without cheating. As a group, they are blessed with just as much native intellectual ability as their white counterparts, and therefore should not, in my opinion, be given special consideration regarding consequences for honor code violations. Like everyone else, they should be judged by the content of their character, not by an immutable attribute they inherited at birth. Any lesser standard seems patronizing.

The phrase “inequitable application of consequences … for select groups of cadets” sounds like the language of “critical race theory,” one of the most pernicious political constructs foisted on the military during President Obama’s eight years in office, A form of victim vs. oppressor ideology (Marxism), critical race indoctrination is used to advance the false narrative that black people in America just can’t catch a break because the nation in which they live is an incurably unjust place plagued by unchecked systemic racism.

West Point once had a zero tolerance policy regarding code violations—zero tolerance is what the 12 words of the etched-in-stone Cadet Honor Code strongly imply. As recently reported by NPR, a ‘second chance’ policy was put in place in 2015, sending the message that cheating is tolerated, provided it’s committed by members of “select groups,” and as long as it’s not done more than once.

If a code violation is tolerated once, why not twice? Or three times? Or ten? With the Pentagon soon to be hit by a new tsunami of social experimentation, further erosion of the honor code is all but certain.

The constant promotion of critical race theory and its first cousins—white privilege, Project 1619, political correctness, wokeness, etc.—is a major contributor to a sharp drop-off in feelings of patriotism in half of our country. Evidence that patriotic fervor has dropped like a rock on one side of the aisle is shown by a Gallup finding that less than a third of today’s Democrats are extremely proud of being Americans. Less than a third. Just as ominously, a 2019 survey by Public Opinion Strategies found that an astounding 77% of Democrats have fallen under the spell of socialism, the precursor of communism.

I presume you and your counterparts at the other service academies are under orders to inculcate critical race ideology into the institutions the four of you lead. If so, those orders must be obeyed. But doing so comes at a price.

Subjecting young, impressionable future military leaders to the poisonous idea that the nation they’re preparing themselves to serve is actually an incorrigible racist hellhole has a way of eroding love of country, likely causing some cadets and midshipmen to question whether their nation is worthy of being defended.

America’s deplorable history of slavery and segregation will always be a permanent stain on the legacy of an otherwise great nation. That unpleasant fact notwithstanding, it’s also a fact that a black child born in America today has the exact same legal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as a white child. As I’m sure you know, that wasn’t always the case.

There was a time in our country’s past when systemic racism was more than a political talking point. Having grown up in the Old South during Jim Crow, I witnessed real, unmistakable systemic racism with my own eyes. In that unenlightened era, black citizens were denied public accommodations, denigrated as lacking intelligence, forced to sit in the back of the bus and generally treated like dirt. When I enrolled at Georgia Tech in 1962, there were no black football or basketball players in the SEC, and only a handful of black students. But look at what’s happened since.

Although enormous strides have been made at mitigating racial injustice, no reasonable person would argue that things are anywhere close to being perfect. Fair-minded people agree that we must continually strive for improvement, but here’s something that’s almost never acknowledged: no nation in history has ever done more to correct wrongs once committed against an oppressed minority of its own citizens than has this great nation. If that was not so, you and Lt. Gen. Clark would not be wearing three stars.

Finally, in an 1838 speech in Springfield, Illinois, the future president who would end slavery in the United States said in so many words that if freedom in America is ever destroyed, its destruction will not come from the outside, but rather from within. The greatest threat our free country faces today is from the political party that churns the racial landscape as a means of achieving single-party socialist rule, the antithesis of the constitutional system that those in uniform risk their lives to protect and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Thank you for your 38 years of service to the country.

Very respectfully,

John Eidson
Marietta (Atlanta), GA
BSEE Georgia Tech, 1968

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