The details of all the wrong involvements of the Israeli Supreme Court by Gali Ben Horin

The following are the wrong involvements of the Israeli High Court of Justice/ Supreme Court: The left wings reject the need to improve the judicial system as it protects them from right-wing democratic actions.

1. It should be clarified that the Israeli Supreme Court is not a court of law but a unique institution that does not exist anywhere in the world. At its core is a court of British Mandate rule (up to 1948) – designed to allow British colonialism to rule over all local government institutions.
Every country that won its independence from Great Britain abolished this institution, with the exception of Israel.
The Supreme Court is actually a constitutional court. There is no constitution in Israel.

2. The Supreme Court, in its session as a constitutional court, enacted basic laws on its own accord – and declared them as a constitution on its own accord.
The bizarre situation in Israel is such that even jurists do not know whether Israel has or does not have a constitution

3. The Supreme Court allowed itself to invalidate laws on the basis of incompatibility with the Constitution.
Actually, the Supreme Court has the strength and power to control the country – in the absence of a constitution.

4. Aharon Barak (former head of the supreme court) drafted, led and enacted the “Human Dignity and Freedom” law – and determined that it was a fundamental law – on the basis of deception: the Knesset (Parliament) was told by Barak that fundamental laws could be invalidated by the supreme court, and then the court already used that to invalidate fundamental laws.

5. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled on its own, that it has the power of invalidate basic laws as well (not only fundamental laws) – which it claims are the Constitution. Meaning, today the Supreme Court considers itself above the Constitution which it initiated fraudulently and secretly

6. The Supreme Court can rule against the law: according to Barak’s philosophy, the court has a monopoly on interpretation. Hence, every judge (even at low levels – peace and district courts) is not subject to the written law – he is entitled to interpret the law as he wishes – even in a contrary and opposite way. This means that there is no law in Israel, there are only judges and their opinions.

7. Barak stated that democracy is not good enough and he invented the “essential” democracy which means – that in the very arena of the struggle for opinions and ideas – there is a pre-determined opinion and idea – those that Barak stated, of course.
This in itself makes all elections and all legislators and all voters redundant

8. The Supreme Court is the supreme and determining court and cannot be appealed

9. Intervention in the Supreme Court is not limited and it considers itself entitled to intervene in any legal, military, political, or religious issue – as the final arbiter. He already does acts like this by canceling government policy, ruling against religious events separating men and women, giving the army instructions on what conditions to open fire, and banning it from life-saving activities

10. And in addition to all this. The judicial authority has taken over the legal advisers of the executive authority – they sit as messengers of the Supreme Court and reject any bill they do not like long before it reaches the Knesset-Parliament table. It already happened on many thousands of bills.

11. Recently Supreme Court fired a minister in the government – who was elected by law – on the grounds that his appointment was unlikely

12. The Supreme Court is considering also removing from office an elected Prime Minister in Israel.

13. The Supreme Court effectively canceled the state’s right to control its borders – by granting blanket permits to Arabs based on “family reunification” and also canceled all the laws enacted by the Knesset to limit the entry of illegal infiltrators.

14. The Supreme Court stated that the purpose of the existence of the State of Israel is human rights. Every person wherever he is. This is how the Supreme Court canceled the citizen’s rights – which are the same as the rights of any illegal infiltrator (except that a citizen has duties and illegals do not).

There is much more and it is enough to understand the dictatorial madness in which we live.

Gali Ben Horin

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New Report Examines Unprecedented Abuse of Parole by the Biden Administration

In addition to its well-documented and highly visible open-borders policies, the Biden administration has been quietly abusing its very limited parole authority to let foreign nationals enter the U.S. en masse. In a new report, Immigration Parole: The Executive Branch’s Shadow Immigration System, FAIR’s research department reveals that the abuse of this authority under President Biden has become so massive that the number of illegal aliens now being allowed to enter the United States under parole now exceeds the number of people who are admitted to the country through our legal immigration system.

FAIR’s report found that during the first two quarters of fiscal year (FY) 2023, 636,601 foreign nationals gained entry to the United States under parole compared with 545,419 who were granted green cards through our legal immigration process. The first half of FY 2023 was no anomaly. During the two-year period between October 2021 and October 2023, the Biden administration paroled in at least 1.8 million individuals, giving them nearly the same benefits as green card holders, while imposing a huge burden on American society at large.

This indiscriminate use of parole also poses a danger to the safety and well-being of the American public. Jose Ibarra, the alleged murderer of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student in Athens, Georgia, was among the estimated 1.8 million illegal aliens granted parole by the Biden administration between October 2021 and October 2023. The true number of Americans killed or victimized by illegal alien criminals is much higher, but given many news outlets deliberately do not reveal the immigration status of suspects, we can only be sure in cases where the status is known. Parole will no doubt increase the number of times tragedies like the Laken Riley murder occur.

As the report details, Congress first granted the president authority to allow otherwise inadmissible aliens to the U.S. in 1953. This authority came with explicit limitations. The legislative history makes this abundantly clear by emphasizing that the intention was “to parole inadmissible aliens into the United States in emergency cases, such as the case of an alien who requires immediate medical attention before there has been an opportunity for an immigration officer to inspect him, and in cases where it is strictly in the public interest to have an inadmissible alien present in the United States, such as, for instance, a witness or for purposes of prosecution.” Similarly, Congress made it clear that parolees were to leave the country once the circumstance of their parole had been satisfied. None of those conditions are being met by the Biden administration’s exercise of parole authority.

The Biden administration is not the first to exceed the intended purpose of parole authority. But no previous administration has abused parole power on the massive scale that the Biden administration has. Moreover, foreign nationals who are granted parole are eligible for a host of benefits that other illegal aliens cannot receive. Parolees are eligible for numerous public assistance programs, are granted work authorization, and have the ability to adjust their status to green card holders down the line.

Among the Biden administration’s most egregious (but by no means comprehensive) abuses of parole authority include:

  • Creation of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One app that allows as many as 40,000 illegal aliens a month to cross at border ports of entry.
  • Country specific parole programs for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans that allow as many as 360,000 inadmissible aliens a year to fly directly to the United States.
  • “Family Reunification Parole” for the above-mentioned nationalities plus citizens of Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador and Honduras.
  •  Reinstatement of the Obama-era Central American Minors (CAM) parole program that also includes parole provisions for their parents or guardians.

Abuse of parole has been a tool the Biden administration has employed as a way to make mass illegal immigration less conspicuous. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has touted these parole abuses as “new legal pathways” for people to enter the United States. However, there is nothing legal about these pathways. Under our Constitution, only Congress has the authority to create legal pathways for people to enter the United States. Nevertheless, the administration has usurped that authority to implement what amounts to a shadow immigration system that now exceeds in scope the formal legal immigration process.

The full report, Immigration Parole: The Executive Branch’s Shadow Immigration System, which includes a full history of the immigration parole program and all of the ways it is now being abused.

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Trump Declares November 5 ‘Christian Day of Visibility’

In response to incumbent President Joe Biden naming Easter Sunday the national “Transgender Day of Visibility,” former President Donald Trump is declaring a “Christian Visibility Day.” The 45th president announced on Truth Social, “Election Day, November 5th, will be the most important day in the History of our Country. It will also be Christian Visibility Day, the biggest turnout of Christians in the history of our Country!”

In a Tuesday speech delivered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump asked, “And what the hell was Biden thinking when he declared Easter Sunday to be trans visibility day?” He added, “Such total disrespect to Christians, and November 5th is going to be called something else. You know what it’s going to be called? ‘Christian Visibility Day,’ when Christians turn out in numbers that nobody has ever seen before.”

Trump’s national press secretary, Karoline Leavitt, called Biden’s “Transgender Day of Visibility” proclamation “appalling and insulting,” adding that it was simply part of the Biden administration’s “years-long assault on the Christian faith.”

In comments to The Washington Stand, FRC Action Director Matt Carpenter said, “The recent attempt by the Biden White House to overshadow Resurrection Sunday with so-called ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ will undoubtedly have repercussions come November 5.” He continued, “Unlike Biden, Trump seems to be paying attention to what happened this past weekend when he said election day would be ‘Christian Day of Visibility.’ Christian voters are paying attention.”

“The Biden White House is not simply indifferent to America’s heritage as a Christian nation that marks its calendar with Christian holidays, his administration is openly hostile to that tradition,” Carpenter added. “I think former President Trump rightly sees the opening here to connect with Christian voters who are now seeing plainly the power of the presidency to point American civic life toward its harmful gender ideology or the resurrection of the Son of God from the grave.”

Ahead of Christmas, Trump pledged to form a task force if reelected in order to combat anti-Christian bias. “As soon as I get back in the Oval Office, I’ll also immediately end the war on Christians,” the 45th president promised. “Under crooked Joe Biden, Christians and Americans of faith are being persecuted and government has been weaponized against religion like never before.”

“Biden and his corrupt Department of Injustice have sent SWAT teams to arrest pro-life activists, they’ve targeted conservative parents at school board meetings who don’t want filth taught to their children, it’s filth, what they’re teaching in schools, it’s filth,” Trump stated. He then referred to the Biden Justice Department’s campaign spying on American Catholics who attend the pre-1969 Tridentine Mass, saying, “And now the communists, Marxists, and fascists are going hard after Catholics, even plotting to send spies into Catholic churches. … Just like in the Soviet Union from days gone by.” He asked, “If you’re a Catholic, why would you vote for a Democrat, with what they’re doing to Catholics? I don’t know what’s going on with the Catholics, but they’re really being persecuted.”

“A new report from the House Judiciary Committee proves that the Biden FBI actually targeted Catholics as potential domestic terrorists,” Trump noted, referring to a December congressional report. “And you know, evangelicals will not be far behind, because when that starts, it starts happening on a very major scale.”

Over the past several months, polls have consistently shown Trump beating Biden in November, both in hotly-contested battleground states and nationally.

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White House Announces Plan To Protect Bureaucrats From Being Fired By New Trump Admin

President Joe Biden’s administration announced its plan on Thursday to protect bureaucrats from being fired by a potential second Trump administration.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) finalized a rule that protects employees in the civil service by preventing the removal of their status and protections involuntarily, according to a press release. Under the new rule, an administration wishing to shift federal employees to a new category making them easier to fire would have to go through an elongated process, a move meant to be more time-consuming for a future president, Politico reported.

“Career federal employees deliver critical services for Americans in every community,” OPM Director Kiran Ahuja said in a press release. “This final rule honors our 2.2 million career civil servants, helping ensure that people are hired and fired based on merit and that they can carry out their duties based on their expertise and not political loyalty. The Biden-Harris Administration is deeply committed to the federal workforce, as these professionals are vital to our national security, our health, our economic prosperity, and much more.”

The rule is widely viewed as a response to an executive order signed in 2020 by former President Donald Trump, Politico reported. The executive order targeted federal workers, removing protections from some employees and make it easier for the president to hire and fire them.

The executive order took some entrenched bureaucrats “in positions of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character” and put them in a different category considered “Schedule F,” making them easier to fire.

The OPM rule quotes this language directly, even referencing “Schedule F.”

The final rule advances “policy goals,” the press release states, by “clarifying that the phrase ‘confidential, policy determining, policymaking, or policy-advocating’ positions—a term of art to describe positions that lack civil service protections—means noncareer, political appointments. This rule prevents that exception from being misapplied to career civil servants.”

“Schedule F,” the OPM press release stated, would have rid employees of their civil service protections which ensure that employment decisions are “based on merit, not political considerations. ”

The final rule is set to be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, the press release stated.

“This rule is about making sure the American public can continue to count on federal workers to apply their skills and expertise in carrying out their jobs, no matter their personal political beliefs,” OPM Deputy Director Rob Shriver told reporters, according to Politico.

In addition to Trump’s executive order, conservatives have pushed the importance of remaking the federal bureaucracy, and Trump allies have indicated it could be a key priority in a second term. In 2023, a majority of political donations made by federal employees went to President Joe Biden and fellow Democrats, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis found.

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Mob Takes Over NYC Park, Creates an ‘Autonomous Zone for Palestine’ Banning Cops, Jews, ‘No Pigs’ & ‘No Zionists’

A new “autonomous zone for palestine” has been set up by left wing activists in New York City.

This time on behalf of the Palestinian-Hamas movement in Zucotti Park.

The zone, which commandeers public property, boasts signs like “this is the people’s park,” “no more cops,” “no pigs allowed” and much more (Townhall).

Demands:

  • Liberation of Palestine
  • NYPD funds redistribution to community
  • No cops on MTA
  • Mayor to resign
  • Empty buildings to be used for migrants

This is public property. Bulldoze the bastards. This is against the law. Why allow this? It will only grow.

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ELECTION FRAUD ALERT: Illegal Voter Registrations in Texas, Arizona and Pennsylvania Exposed

On February 26th, 2019 NPR’s reported,

About five years ago [in 2014], immigration attorneys started contacting Pennsylvania election officials to report that many of their clients had gone to get a driver’s license and, a few weeks later, received a voter registration card in the mail.

[ … ]

But it turns out that Pennsylvania, like some other states, was asking that question of everyone who applied for a driver’s license or state ID card — even those showing green cards or other documents identifying them as noncitizens.

That is often confusing for immigrants who come in to get a driver’s license or ID, which noncitizens are eligible to do.

The issue remains a challenge for states, especially as President Trump and other Republicans have alleged — without providing evidence — that tens of thousands, even millions, of noncitizens have illegally registered and voted in U.S. elections.

Texas officials recently announced that 95,000 noncitizens appeared to be on that state’s voter rolls. Those numbers have since been shown to be seriously flawed, but it hasn’t stopped Trump from insisting such fraud is rampant.

[ … ]

He notes that noncitizens can face serious legal action — several dozen have been prosecuted recently in North Carolina and Texas. It also undermines public trust and opens the way for allegations — even unfounded ones — of voter fraud.

“My concern is it risks jeopardizing confidence in the electoral process,'” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said last fall when it emerged that some 1,500 individuals, including noncitizens, had mistakenly been registered as part of his state’s new automatic voter registration law. The registrations were canceled, but it raised questions about what other mistakes had been made.

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On January 31st, 2024 Rep. Barry Moore released a statement after voting in support of H.R. 6678, the Consequences for Social Security Fraud Act, sponsored by Rep. McClintock (R-CA). This legislation ensures that illegal immigrants are inadmissible to and removable from the United States for social security fraud and other identification document fraud.

“American taxpayers spend years paying into Social Security and look forward to using those benefits in retirement,” said Moore. “Biden’s open border policies allow illegal immigrants to throw their identification down before crossing the border and defraud Social Security to steal the benefits of hardworking Americans. In 2017 alone, 1.2 million illegals used Social Security numbers that belonged to someone else. Rep. McClintock’s legislation holds these illegals accountable for stealing from the American people.”

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The Social Security Administration just released the following information.

Pay attention.

The number of voters registering without photo ID is alarming in the below mentioned three key swing states:

  1. Arizona – 220,731
  2. Texas – 1,250,710
  3. PA – 580,513

TOTAL = 2,051,954 illegal voters.

Illegals are not qualified to receive legal driver’s license, but they can obtain, and are greatly encouraged by the federal government, to have Social Security Cards. The argument is that permitting illegals Social Security Cards helps with work authorization permits. Help America Vote Act of 2002, P.L. 107-252 (HAVA) requires states to verify the information of newly registered voters for Federal elections. Each State must establish a computerized State-wide voter registration list and verify new voter information with the State’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

States are required to verify the driver’s license number against the state MVA database. Only in situations where no driver’s license exists should the states verify the last four digits of the new voter registrant’s Social Security Number. The State submits the last digits of the SSN, name and date of birth to the MVA for verification with SSA.

The organized multi-dimensional plot to create new and multi-faceted illegal voting continues.

©2024. Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Florida Supreme Court Approves Pro-Life Law, But Sets the Stage for Abortion Showdown in November

After being thoroughly remade by a popular Republican governor, the Supreme Court in one of the nation’s largest states has upheld a protective pro-life law which allows an even stronger protection to take effect. But the court also authorized a ballot initiative that could erase nearly all pro-life laws in America’s third most populous state.

In a near-unanimous (6-1) ruling, the Florida Supreme Court approved a bill prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks gestation. The Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act “protects babies in the womb who have beating hearts, who can move, who can taste, who can see, and who can feel pain,” said Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who appointed five of the seven sitting justices, when he signed the bill in April 2022. The ruling also paves the way for a more protective pro-life law, which extends human rights to six weeks post-gestation, to take effect next month.

“Good news for life!” said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. “This ruling by the Florida Supreme Court upholds the state’s 15-week protection of unborn life and allows the state’s new heartbeat law — protecting unborn babies at six weeks — to go into effect in May.”

However, a narrower, 4-3 majority allowed a coalition of abortionists and their lobbyists to put forward a measure, Proposition 4, which would insert a constitutional right to virtually unlimited, late-term abortion in the state constitution. The court also authorized a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel called the ruling the “culmination of 35 years of work.” Staver, who has argued before the court, told “Washington Watch” guest host Jody Hice that the issue began with a 1989 ruling when “the activist liberal Florida Supreme Court at that time twisted this 1980 constitutional amendment that had nothing to do with abortion, but was about the privacy of your documents, to apply to abortion.”

In the case — Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida v. State of Florida — the majority ruled that Florida’s Supreme Court had wrongly interpreted the word “privacy” in an unrelated statute through the lens of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which has since been overturned. The 1989 Supreme Court decision “associated the language of the Privacy Clause with Roe’s understanding of privacy; but it did not justify how that concept of privacy aligned with our constitution’s text,” the court ruled Monday. The earlier court “also did not ask how Florida voters would have understood the text of the provision and how that understanding would be informed by Florida’s long history of proscribing abortion.”

The decision removes a roadblock to the Heartbeat Protection Actsigned by DeSantis last April, which protects unborn children from abortion the moment a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, usually around six weeks. Legislators, noting the legal action over the 2022 law, included a provision in the heartbeat bill that it would not take effect until one month after justices upheld the less protective law. The Heartbeat Protection Act will take effect on May 1.

Pro-life leaders sounded notes of hope, mixed with trepidation, over the two abortion decisions. “We are pleased that Florida’s laws protecting preborn children were upheld. However, the court is allowing an extreme and detrimental ballot measure to move forward,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. “Florida has made tremendous advances in protecting innocent human life and providing support for mothers. This ballot initiative would destroy Floridians’ hard work in creating a culture that supports and protects life.”

“Today’s victory for unborn children who have a heartbeat and can feel pain is in line with the views of the majority of Floridians who want to protect babies and serve mothers and families,” said SBA Pro-Life America State Policy Director Katie Daniel, in a statement emailed to The Washington Stand. “As Florida faces what may be its biggest ballot fight yet, Governor Ron DeSantis must be at the forefront of protecting Florida from Big Abortion’s attempt to eliminate the rights of unborn children, parents, women, and girls” and “lead in defending those protections,” Daniel told TWS.

Proposition 4

In a second ruling, justices also approved the language of a ballot initiative that would expand late-term abortion. The amendment is supported by “Floridians Protecting Freedom,” who describes itself as a coalition of “over 200 local, statewide, and national organizations” but lists just six groups, including Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Proposition 4 states: “No law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the patient’s healthcare provider. This amendment does not change the Legislature’s constitutional authority to require notification to a parent or guardian before a minor has an abortion.”

Opponents say the language is “misleading” and unconstitutionally vague. For instance, Staver noted on “Washington Watch” that the term “healthcare provider” encompasses “about 58 different categories, which includes non-medical personnel such as a 911 operator, a massage therapist, an orthotic shoe fitter, the assistant to the orthotic shoe fitter, a tattoo artist, and the list goes on.”

The inclusion of an exception for the patient’s “health” builds on the precedent established in the 1973 Supreme Court case Doe v. Bolton, allowing an abortion for virtually any reason, including mental and financial reasons. “Really, no abortion would be prohibited through all nine months of pregnancy up to and including birth if this passes,” Staver told Hice.

In a powerful dissent, Justice Jamie Grosshans wrote:

“A voter may think this amendment simply returns Florida to a pre-Dobbs status quo. It does not. A voter may think that a healthcare provider would be clearly defined as a licensed physician specializing in women’s health. It is not. A voter may think that viability falls within a readily apparent time frame. It does not. A voter may think that the comma is an insignificant grammatical tool that would have very little interpretive purpose. It will not. And, critically, the voter may think this amendment results in settling this issue once and for all. It does not. Instead, this amendment returns abortion issues back to the courts to interpret scope, boundary, definitions, and policy, effectively removing it from the people and their elected representatives. Perhaps this is a choice that Floridians wish to make, but it should be done with clarity as to their vote’s ramifications and not based on a misleading ballot summary.”

“I presented part of the oral argument at the court, and the chief justice really got the concern nailed down. He said the voters aren’t being informed that this law can impact other existing laws that recognize the humanity of the unborn child, laws that are criminal, civil wills and trusts, guardianship laws,” Staver told Hice.

Pro-life advocates have dug in for a long fight against the amendment. “We must oppose Proposition 4. Not only will this measure bring dangerous late-term abortions back to Florida, but it will allow girls who aren’t old enough to get their ears pierced on their own get an abortion without” parental consent, said Daniel.

“In a state where 25% of abortion centers failed inspections, it’s no surprise they want to be completely unregulated to increase their profits at the expense of women, girls, and babies,” Daniel, a Tampa resident, told TWS. “Those girls and the women who have abortions will be put at risk when this measure eliminates every abortion health regulation on the books.”

Democrats seized upon the two Supreme Court rulings to tout their viability in November. Biden’s campaign manager, Julie Chávez Rodríguez, believed the rulings gave the president and his party an “opening” in the increasingly Republican state. Christina Reynolds, senior vice president of communications for EMILY’s List, said although “we’ve had our heart broken before” in Florida, she hopes the ballot initiative “draws some focus to Florida that might otherwise not be there.”

All parties acknowledge it would be difficult to defeat President Trump, who lives in his 17-acre Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. And Republicans have determined not to back down from abortion as a campaign issue in 2024.

The ballot initiative will prove an uphill fight, especially as many party leaders have devoted little money to opposing the well-funded abortion industry’s expansion in a string of state elections. Staver said the “silver lining” in the Proposition 4 ruling is “we could bring another challenge to have the court rule on the personhood of the child based upon the Florida constitution itself.”

But in the meantime, pro-life advocates rejoice over the collective impact Governor DeSantis’s political and judicial decisions will have on the unborn.

“Thousands of lives will be saved by this law,” said Live Action founder Lila Rose.

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Bruised BlackRock Slapped with Cease and Desist for Lying to Investors

It had been a relatively quiet 2024 for embattled BlackRock CEO Larry Fink — until about two weeks ago. Texas, in a massive blow to his woke firm, pulled the pin on an $8.5 billion dollar grenade, announcing that it was following through on its threat to drop Fink’s services where its school fund management was concerned. A firm that shuns oil and gas investments doesn’t have Texas’s best interests at heart, leaders decided. Turns out, that move — the single largest punch to BlackRock’s gut to date — was just the beginning of Fink’s spring headaches.

Late last week, Mississippi dropped another bombshell: a cease and desist order aimed at the firm’s blatant dishonesty about its ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing. When Fink cleverly withdrew BlackRock’s name from the controversial Climate Action 100+ initiative in February, he created the appearance that the world’s largest asset management firm wasn’t putting its environmental activism over its financial responsibilities. But looks can be deceiving. According to several sources, BlackRock’s anti-fossil fuel agenda is still very much alive, a fact that Secretary of State Michael Watson made abundantly clear in his complaint.

“BlackRock has made and continues to make untrue statements of material fact, and to omit material facts to make its statements not misleading to investors and potential investors in Mississippi,” the 29-page order read. “These misrepresentations pertain to BlackRock’s provision of investment services, especially its involvement in pushing Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors on portfolio companies. Additionally, many of BlackRock’s acts, practices, and courses of business operate or would operate as fraud or deceit upon investors and potential investors in Mississippi.”

With this legal action, Fink could face “an administrative penalty, potentially a multi-million dollar fine,” National Review warns. As far as the Magnolia State is concerned, BlackRock is openly double-crossing investors — an allegation that certainly won’t help rehabilitate the firm’s damaged image. Fink admitted last year that his company had already lost around $4 billion in business as a result of the backlash meted out by states. If he’s not careful, another serving of boycotts could be headed his way.

BlackRock claims to care about clients’ “long-term financial prospects,” Watson writes, but “[t]hese statements are untrue … because the consideration of ESG factors does not provide an indication of better financial returns or current or future risk profiles.” That, the secretary insists, is “misleading to investors who are interested in ESG for financial (as opposed to social or political) reasons, and who are led to believe that BlackRock’s ESG funds will receive a financial benefit from BlackRock’s consideration of ESG criteria.” Not to mention, he adds, “BlackRock charges higher fees for some of its ESG funds than it does for comparable non-ESG funds.”

Interestingly, Mississippi isn’t one of the 12 states who’ve either divested from BlackRock or passed laws that make that decision likely in the near future. This action, as Wild Hild of Consumers Research explained, is unique — a “first-of-its-kind” attack on the leftist agenda driving so many of these funds. BlackRock’s CEO continues “to pretend that the only time they engage in ESG, it is with permission of the shareholders — but in reality, ESG policies have seeped into every facet of BlackRock’s asset management. They’ve been lying to their customers,” Hild added.

This doesn’t surprise The Political Forum’s Stephen Soukup, author of “The Dictatorship of Woke Capital,” who pointed out to The Washington Stand, “Larry Fink wanted to be famous. Now that he is, he’s learning that one of the perils of fame is that everyone, everywhere knows what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Among those paying the closest attention to the now-famous Fink and his massive asset management firm are elected officials, who have a clear responsibility to protect the interests of their constituents.” He believes that what we’re seeing “in Mississippi, Texas, and in other red states is the consequence of Fink’s quest for fame, wealth, and power as it collides with Republican elected officials’ quest to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.”

Publicly, the wave of 2022 backlash that led states to quit BlackRock seemed to humble Fink. Last summer, he decided to drop ESG from his lexicon because the term was too toxic. He pivoted to “energy pragmatism,” which he explained as investing in clean energy while also backing “traditional energy sources, like fossil fuels.” The firm even showed more restraint on ESG shareholder proposals, supporting just 7% of the 400 submitted according to the last annual report. “That is a marked shift,” the Washington Examiner pointed out. “BlackRock supported nearly a quarter of such proposals in the previous cycle and 47% of environmental and social proposals the cycle before that.”

And yet, none of these surface-level changes seemed to comfort Texas, where local officials warn that the firm’s anti-fossil fuel agenda will ultimately haunt the state. “BlackRock’s dominant and persistent leadership in the ESG movement immeasurably damages our state’s oil & gas economy and the very companies that generate revenues for our Permanent School Fund (PSF),” State Board of Education Chairman Aaron Kinsey argued. “Texas and the PSF have worked to grow this fund to build Texas’ schools. BlackRock’s destructive approach toward the energy companies that this state and our world depend on is incompatible with our fiduciary duty to Texans. Today represents a major step forward for the Texas PSF and our state as a whole. The PSF will not stand idly by while our financial future is attacked by Wall Street.”

Both Texas and Mississippi are committed to holding BlackRock’s feet to the fire — a move that the 1792 Exchange’s Paul Fitzpatrick applauds.

“It’s troubling to see the largest asset manager in the world, which has an army of lawyers and a fiduciary duty to customers, including state pensions for nearly all 50 states, making clearly contradictory statements,” Fitzpatrick told TWS. “To fulfill its ESG and ‘sustainable’ commitments to coalitions like the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, BlackRock pledges to use ‘all assets under management,’ not just the funds labeled ESG, to change behavior of companies to advance political goals. This doublespeak includes the use of proxy voting, whereby BlackRock uses its customers’ funds to vote for various ESG proposals. Many customers who did not opt into ESG funds would never have voted for a ‘racial equity audit’ at The Home Depot or for Exxon Mobil to pursue net zero goals, among other resolutions,” he points out.

“We hope Secretary Watson’s courage inspires other state leaders to hold all fiduciaries accountable.”

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‘A Horrible Precedent’: Experts Say Trump Civil Fraud Case Endangers Businesses, Rule of Law

In the wake of a highly controversial and unprecedented civil fraud case brought against former President and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a leading economist is saying the case is an example of a “two-tiered justice system in America,” and experts say it will likely have a chilling effect on economic investment in New York.

In February, a New York judge ruled that Trump was liable for a staggering $355 million in penalties for inflating his wealth in financial statements and threatened to have his real estate business dissolved. But an Associated Press analysis subsequently found that in the past 70 years, Trump’s case was “the only big business … that was threatened with a shutdown without a showing of obvious victims and major losses.” Bank officials who offered the former president lower interest rates who were called to testify in the case “couldn’t say for sure if Trump’s personal statement of worth had any impact on the rates.”

“Who suffered here?” William Thomas, a law professor at the University of Michigan, asked in comments to the AP. “We haven’t seen a long list of victims.”

Adam Leitman Bailey, a New York real estate lawyer who had previously filed a successful lawsuit against Trump for misrepresenting condo sales to entice buyers, commented that the civil fraud ruling “sets a horrible precedent.”

“This is a basically a death penalty for a business,” added Eric Talley, a law professor at Columbia University. “Is he getting his just desserts because of the fraud, or because people don’t like him?”

Stephen Moore, a distinguished fellow in Economics at The Heritage Foundation, joined “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” last week to shed light on how the decision will impact businesses in New York.

“This is a clearly victimless crime,” he observed. “… [It’s] clearly an example of how we have a two-tiered justice system in America. [I]f they can do this to Donald Trump, they can do it to anybody. And that’s why it’s having a chilling effect. … Other businessmen and women look at that and say, ‘Hell no, I’m not going to invest in New York because they’re going to steal my business from me.’ … [T]his is a real danger to the business environment, which is already lousy in New York.”

Moore went on to argue that the array of lawsuits that are currently ongoing against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee are only fueling public support for him.

“I think there is such an anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome out there that these people can’t even see that when they want to put him in jail for 500 years, when they want to take away everything that he has, when they want to have these juries that are not impartial, it only makes him stronger,” he contended. “Every time they come after him, if you notice, his opinion polling goes up because Americans have … an innate sense of fairness. And anybody who looks at these trials knows that they’re unfair. We need a justice system that weighs both sides, and that’s not happening.”

Moore, who also serves as a principal at the Committee to Unleash Prosperity and previously served as an economic advisor for Donald Trump, further admitted his own fear of being unjustly prosecuted.

“I worked as an economist for Donald Trump, and — honest to God truth — I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night with a cold sweat, and I fear that there’s going to be a banging on my front door, and I’m going to go to the front door, and there’s going to be three FBI agents with machine guns to take me away. And what is my crime? I worked for Donald Trump. Now, you may say that’s an exaggerated fear, but some of my colleagues, that’s exactly what happened.”

Moore concluded, “This is the kind of justice … that happens in third world countries that don’t believe in the idea that we live by laws. It’s a scary situation for the United States right now. Donald Trump will be on the ballot in six, seven months. And my feeling is let the American people be the jury here.”

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Dan Hart

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Defending John Eastman — Part 3

Bad news, but it’s not a surprise anymore…


To assist late arrivers in getting up-to-speed on this matter, please read my prior commentaries: Defending John Eastman Part 1 and Part 2.

After several months of hearings, etc. last week, the judge rendered her decision and declared that John should lose his law license for a potpourri of “reasons.” Based on my involvement (and 12± hours of testimony), I politely disagree. But I digress…

I had to wade through over 50 one-sided media articles (like the prejudicial and inaccurate recounting by the NYT) before I came to a competent one: “The regime has lost all perspective and decency in its war on its perceived enemies.

After further digging, I also found this excellent commentary: The Heroic Sacrifice of John Eastman.

In my view (as a non-attorney) the two issues that were debated in this case:

  1. Did John Eastman have a reasonable basis to believe that the certified 2020 Presidential election results of some states, were likely very inaccurate?
  2. If yes, what should have been his legal advice to VP Mike Pence regarding how to treat certain state certifications of likely very inaccurate results?

John Eastman said YES to the first question. As an election integrity expert (e.g., see here), I also said definitely YES to the first question. (Since I’m not a lawyer or a Constitutional expert, I can’t speak to the second question.)

For a sample of the evidence as to why I say YES, see here.

The California prosecutor, and now the judge, said NO to the first question, which meant that the second one was legally moot anyway.

Dr. Eastman is not only a respected Constitutional expert, but he was Dean of the Claremont Law School for over ten years. In other words, he is no ambulance chaser.

If you’d like to follow the next developments of this saga, please go to John Eastman’s relatively new Substack column, for his own commentary!

We are in very dangerous waters when the judicial system misinterprets (or misapplies) the law, for political reasons. That’s how third-world countries have been known to operate.

Yet again we are dependent on Critically Thinking citizens who can see through the blatant bias of the media, as well as the politicization of the judicial system.

If you are wondering what you can do to meaningfully help the victim of this travesty, consider making a donation to John’s Defense Fund.

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Anyone Who Can’t Recognize Flaws In 2020 Is Unfit To Help Republicans Win

Going into 2024, all the known skullduggery and criminal election fraud activity aside, upwards of20% registered Voters in twenty six States either DO NOT EXIST or reside at an address that DOES NOT EXIST.

The fix is in.

The RNC Is Right: Anyone Who Can’t Recognize Flaws In 2020 Is Unfit To Help Republicans Win

By: Brianna Lyman, The Federalist, March 28, 2024

Winning requires first acknowledging past and existing problems.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is reportedly asking prospective employees what they think about the 2020 election — as they should.

Citing unnamed sources, The Washington Post reported that job applicants at the RNC have been asked about whether they believe the 2020 election was “stolen,” although the Post acknowledged the questions were “open-ended.”

The Post tried to spin the story as the RNC “demanding fealty” to former President Donald Trump, using the words of President Joe Biden’s rapid response director. But beating Democrats — who showed in 2020 that they are willing to ignore the rule of law in order to change how elections are fundamentally run, to their advantage — starts by acknowledging what happened in 2020.

“Potential staffers who worked on the front line in battleground states or are currently in states where fraud allegations have been prevalent were asked about their work experience,” RNC and Trump spokeswoman Danielle Alvarez said in a statement to The Federalist. “We want experienced staff with meaningful views on how elections are won and lost and real experience-based opinions about what happens in the trenches.”

So what did happen in the “trenches”?

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Trump Posts $175 Million Bond In Civil Fraud Case

Former President Donald Trump on Monday submitted a $175 million bond as part of his appeal against a civil fraud judgment in New York, according to a filing by his attorneys with the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division.

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the 2024 election, was ordered to pay $464 million to the State of New York in a civil fraud action commenced by Democratic Attorney General Letitia James of New York. In his effort to appeal the trial division’s judgment, Trump was granted a reprieve by the appellate division to submit a smaller $175 million bond due to difficulties in obtaining a bond to cover the whole judgment outright. Trump’s lawyers submitted the bond Monday.

The bond means that the trial judgment cannot be enforced against Trump until the conclusion of his appeal, which prevents James from seizing Trump’s assets in New York — such as Trump Tower in New York City and his other commercial properties. It also clears the way for Trump’s appeal to proceed in the case, against both the conclusions and size of the initial penalty imposed by Justice Arthur Engoron during the trial.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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Georgia Adopts Legislation to Strengthen Anti-Sanctuary Laws in Wake of Laken Riley’s Murder

The Georgia Legislature took a significant step towards improving public safety last week by passing the Georgia Criminal Alien Track and Report Act of 2024 (HB 1105) and sending it to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk. If signed into law, HB 1105 will put teeth into Georgia’s anti-sanctuary law to ensure criminal aliens operating in Georgia communities are not shielded from immigration enforcement.

HB 1105 requires Georgia’s local law enforcement agencies to cooperate in the enforcement of federal immigration laws by honoring of detainer requests. The bill also imposes penalties for sheriff’s offices and jailers who refuse to participate in ICE’s 287(g) program. If found violating HB 1105, the locality will lose state and federal funding.

The Senate chamber was filled with drama as debate on the bill came to a close. Laken Riley’s parents entered the Senate chamber for the final vote and her father, Jason Riley, stepped towards the podium to speak. Mr. Riley urged Senators take action. “God gave me a beautiful daughter to father, protect, provide for, and nurture. A man with an evil heart stole her life. He was in this country and in this state illegally. My vision for every senator in this chamber is that you protect citizens from this illegal invasion.”

Despite being considered a common-sense measure by most, some Georgia lawmakers opposed the bill. Senator Nabilah Islam Parkes, (D-Duluth), suggested the bill will negatively impact all immigrants. She suggested the bill was designed to punish victims of crimes “whose only connection to the crime is share[ing] the [same] immigration status of the perpetrator,” rendering them “collateral damage” to immigration enforcement efforts.

However, Senator John Albers (R), the bill’s sponsor, spoke on the tragic nature of Laken’s death, saying, “This could have been prevented. I hope laws like this and other things that are happening will prevent future tragedies from happening.”

Tragically, Laken Riley became the collateral damage of the Biden administration’s open-border policies and Athens-Clarke County’s sanctuary policies. And it took Laken’s murder to focus Georgia lawmakers on the dangerous impact open borders and sanctuary policies have on public safety. Equally distressing is the fact that Laken’s death isn’t an isolated incident but rather one of a few that has garnered national media attention. According to Representative Jesse Petrea (R-166), a co-sponsor of HB 1105, nearly 200 convicted murderers are classified as illegal aliens within Georgia’s prison system. “There’s 182 today, so my point is to say Laken Riley wasn’t the first. it’s high-profile. It’s horrible. Remember this: Every single violent crime committed against someone by someone illegally in the country was and is an avoidable crime.”

While HB 1105 cannot undo the tragic loss of Laken and the other victims of illegal alien crime, it stands as a crucial measure in condemning the actions of her murderer and safeguarding the community against future acts of violence. This bill is expected to be signed by Governor Kemp. When remarking on Laken’s death, Governor Kemp said, “This is a failure of our system on multiple levels, and at multiple times, and it has resulted in a young woman’s death. That is inexcusable.”

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Hannah Davis joined FAIR in 2023 as a State and Local Analyst. She brings prior experience in tracking, researching, and writing on evolving immigration trends. Her professional portfolio includes published articles and a passion for distilling complex immigration data into tangible visualizations for the public. Hannah exemplifies a deep commitment to FAIR’s mission of driving immigration reform. Hannah obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security from Campbell University and her Master’s degree in Security Studies from East Carolina University. These qualifications underscore her dedication and knowledge surrounding the topic of immigration.

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New Protests in Cuba Against an Old and Destructive Socialist Tyranny

In October 1868 in the Cuban city of Bayamo, the notes of the National Anthem were heard for the first time — a call for the independence war against the Spanish empire. On March 17, 2023 — 155 years later — hundreds of Cubans walked the streets of Bayamo singing against socialist totalitarianism.

If the former did it with lit torches, the latter carried fire in their voices. They walked through a city in darkness, overwhelmed by blackouts of up to 20 hours a day, without food or medicine, and with the liberticidal boot of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) on their necks.

That day, coded in the media and popularly known as 17M, peaceful protests were replicated in other cities and towns on the island. El Cobre, in the Santiago de Cuba province, Sancti Spíritus in the center of the country, and Santa Marta, Matanzas, were some of those that remained in the national memory thanks to live broadcasts and images that Cubans took with their cell phones.

“Freedom,” “No to violence,” “We are hungry,” “Down with Díaz-Canel,” and “Homeland and Life” were some of the cries that were heard in the videos. The regime shut down the flow of information almost immediately with local blackouts of the internet, a service it dominates through the state telecommunications monopoly ETECSA. The protests lasted for two days.

In Bayamo, a city where there are reports and graphic testimony of violence by the National Revolutionary Police (PNR), there is still enthusiastic talk about the demonstrations today. The popular adrenaline shot of doing what is prohibited, demonstrating against the State, will remain in the memory of the people of Bayamo.

A pastor from a local church, who has requested anonymity, shared the images that lead this article. People crowded in the area known as the Figueredo Cruise, and a police unit attempted to contain their advance. Someone from his church, who participated in the protests, sent him the photos. Videos and graphic content were shared in WhatsApp and Telegram groups with equal doses of pride and fear.

In Cuba there is a tyranny, but not just any tyranny. Socialist tyrannies are the worst thing that can happen to a country.

Popular exhibitions against Castroism are not new. Two days before the 17M protests, in a peripheral neighborhood of Santiago de Cuba, after a whole day without electricity, several Cubans went out to the balconies of their apartments to shout “Freedom!” Pastor Alain Toledano mentioned the event as “a cry for hope and reform.”

Among those who screamed was a member of his congregation and his young mother, Ruth. On March 16, the political police arrested her and transferred her to the Versailles Operations Unit, a known torture center in the eastern city.

Although at first the military planned to arrest Ruth’s father as well, they opened the handcuffs that they had already put on him so that he could carry his grandson, a baby who looked bewildered at that group of uniformed men in his house who took his mother away as if she were a criminal. The young Christian was interrogated, threatened, and then held incommunicado in a cell.

On March 17, her father and her husband, with the baby in their arms, stood at the station asking for her release.

Hours later, in the nearby town of El Cobre, a concentration of residents broke out in the streets due to the lack of food and electricity, which soon escalated to shouts against the Marxist system and the ruling leadership. PNR officials climbed on a roof and tried to appease the protesters, who expressed their disapproval and even questioned the legitimacy of their positions, including to the highest representative of totalitarianism in the province, Beatriz Jhonson, Secretary of the PCC.

The spark, thanks to the interconnection fostered by the internet, was spread in Guantánamo city, where a group of people chanted phrases against the municipal government. Another protest reached the town of Los Mangos, in the province of Matanzas.

The regime’s anger was unleashed with the arrests of several participants. On March 18, there was a considerable concentration outside the PNR Station in El Cobre. In front of a line of police officers who looked on in bewilderment, the jilted people questioned why their neighbors, friends, and family had been locked up the night before for “public disorder.”

“People get tired,” the grandparents said in my house when the situation was at its limit. The promise that unbearable fatigue would come in the form of massive public protests was passed from generation to generation without being fulfilled, thanks to the refined national panopticon — the relentless repressive system of indoctrination that increases the feeling of being imprisoned in Cuba.

Since 2021, with the demonstrations of July 11 and 12, it seems that the old saying is beginning to come true. It can be catalyzed by, among others, a mother separated from her baby, punishments for those who ask for the freedom of the island, prolonged blackouts that return the country to pre-Columbian times, and zero milk for children. That is to say: Socialism’s own inhumanity and ineptitude is its own enemy.

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Yoe Suarez

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More than 2,700 Arrests Made Since Start of Israel’s ‘War’ on Violent Crime in Arab Communities

The Israel Police reported that more than 2,700 arrests have been made since the start of Israel’s campaign to crack down on violent crime in the country’s Arab communities called Operation “Green Safe Route.”

Also since it began, 127 targets defined by the police as major perpetrators of crime in Arab society have had their activities disrupted and the prosecutor’s office and the police filed indictments against them. 104 of these targets against whom indictments were filed were arrested and ordered detained until the end of the legal proceedings against them.

There have also been 2,227 searches carried out and 242 “fanning” activities in which the Israel Police combines arms with enforcement bodies and various government offices. In addition, in a joint operation with the Tax Authority, 311 vehicles were seized for future confiscation, including luxury vehicles.

Since the beginning of 2024, the police have seized 14 lathes for the production of weapons and means of warfare, all of which were uncovered in Judea and Samaria.

Since the beginning of 2021, the police have stopped approximately 200 planned murders, 18 of which were thwarted in 2024.

During the year 2024, there were 760 incidents of the seizure of weapons and weapons that were held in violation of the law, including 340 pistols, 109 assault rifles, 152 non-standard weapons, 361 imitation weapons, 20 hunting rifles, 468 grenades of various types, 237 explosive charges, 241 fireworks hives and -67,796 different types of ammunition.

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