SCOTUS Confirmed in 2019 that the ‘Excessive Fines Clause’ of the 8th Amendment Applies to States—Ruling Could Nullify Trump Fines?

On February 26, 2024 Arjun Singh from the  reported,

Former President Donald Trump has appealed a verdict by the New York Supreme Court that found him guilty of civil fraud and fined hundreds of millions of dollars.

Trump, the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, was ordered to pay the State of New York approximately $355 million on Feb. 16, a figure that was revised to $454 million, according to Democratic Attorney General Letitia James of New York, whose office sued Trump in the case. On Monday, Trump filed a notice of appeal with the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, seeking to overturn the verdict.

On March 25, 2024 Katelynn Richardson from  reported,

An appeals court agreed Monday to reduce Trump’s civil fraud case bond while he appeals the ruling.

If Trump is able to put up the $175 million bond within 10 days, the court agreed to block collection of the judgement, according to the Associated Press. Trump initially faced a Monday deadline to pay the $454 million bond to cover the judgement issued by Judge Arthur Engoron.

In a February 20, 2019  National Constitution Center column titled “Supreme Court confirms Excessive Fines Clause applies to states” Scott Bomboy reported,

In a unanimous ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned an Indiana Supreme Court decision that said that part of federal Constitution’s Eighth Amendment didn’t apply to the states.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the main opinion for the Court in Timbs v. Indiana, which was argued last November.

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“The Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is an incorporated protection applicable to the States under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause,” Ginsburg said. Justice Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch agreed with the main ruling, but they said the 14th Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities Clause was the controlling factor in the case.

Tyson Timbs filed the lawsuit after he was convicted in a controlled substance and theft case. The state of Indiana wanted to seize Timbs’ Land Rover under its civil forfeiture laws, arguing it was used to commit a crime. But the Land Rover was valued at $42,000, much more than the $10,000 fine allowed under his drug conviction.

Timbs’ attorneys argued Indiana’s actions violated the Excessive Fines Clause in the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment. After Timbs won his first legal battle, the Indiana Supreme Court said  the Excessive Fines Clause didn’t apply to individual states when they acted. Timbs’ appeal to the United States Supreme Court was only about the incorporation of the Excessive Fines Clause at the state level, and not its application to civil forfeiture cases.

“The historical and logical case for concluding that the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Excessive Fines Clause is indeed overwhelming,” Ginsburg said. She also didn’t agree with Indiana’s argument that the nature of the case as a civil forfeiture mattered. “The Excessive Fines Clause is thus incorporated regardless of whether application of the Clause to civil in rem forfeitures is itself fundamental or deeply rooted,” she concluded.

Justice Gorsuch believed the question really involved a different part of the 14th Amendment. “As an original matter, I acknowledge, the appropriate vehicle for incorporation may well be the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities Clause, rather than, as this Court has long assumed, the Due Process Clause,” he said. Justice Thomas had similar thoughts. “I would hold that the right to be free from excessive fines is one of the ‘privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States’ protected by the Fourteenth Amendment,” he wrote.

Does this SCOTUS decision allow President Donald J. Trump to appeal the $175 million bond to the Supreme Court?

We shall see what happens if he does.

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WATCH: Hostage Families Raise Awareness at Jerusalem Purim Parade as Oct. 7th survivors harassed by UK airport staff

Although Purim is a holiday associated with joy, this year, the occasion was shrouded in solemnity as 134 Israeli hostages are still held in Gaza.

Before the war, Jerusalem planned to have its first Purim parade in 42 years.

After October 7th, parade planners decided to go ahead with the event, but to give special emphasis to hostage families raising awareness about Israeli captives.

WATCH: Hostage Families Raise Awareness at Jerusalem Purim Parade

Report: Oct. 7th survivors harassed by UK airport staff

“This is another shocking incident where UK government employees target Jews and discriminate against them because they oppose Israel’s actions in defending itself in Gaza,” says local Jewish leader

Two Israeli brothers who survived the Oct. 7th Nova Festival massacre were reportedly harassed by staff at a British airport, who told the men they needed additional screening to ensure they wouldn’t “do what they’re doing in Gaza” in the UK.

Border Force officers immediately began harassing the men after they produced Israeli passports upon landing in Manchester Airport, according to a letter about the incident from the watchdog group Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region (JRCGM).

The pair explained to the officers that they had traveled to the UK to speak about their personal story of survival during the massacre, and had been invited by a non-profit organization raising money for October 7th survivors.

They were then detained and questioned, with their entry to the UK delayed by more than two hours.

When asked why they were subject to such strict screening, the officers replied that they “had to make sure that you are not going to do what you are doing in Gaza over here.”

In a video which captured part of the incident, the officers are seen speaking in an “aggressive, unnecessary and demeaning tone” towards the Israelis, the JRCGM wrote.

Officers can be heard scolding the brothers, telling them to “keep quiet, look at me, are you clear with that? We are the bosses, not you” in the clip.

“This is another shocking incident where UK government employees target Jews and discriminate against them because they oppose Israel’s actions in defending itself in Gaza,” said North West Friends of Israel co-chair Raphi Bloom in a media statement.

“In this case it was a border control officer and last week it was nurses at one of Manchester’s largest hospital. Jews are increasingly scared to identify themselves in public places.

“The UK government has promised to act on extremism and Jew hate but so far these are empty words. These civil servants needs to be sacked and the police investigate them for antisemitism immediately.”

Home Secretary James Cleverly posted on his X account that the incident would be investigated.

REPORT: Female hostage was kept as domestic slave

Nineteen-year-old Liri Albag cleaned houses and subsisted on food scraps.

At least one Israeli hostage was kept as a domestic slave rather than being thrown immediately into a Hamas tunnel in the Gaza Strip on October 7, the Daily Mail reported Monday.

Nineteen-year-old Liri Albag was forcibly taken from her kibbutz, Nahal Oz, when some 3,000 terrorists invaded some two dozen agricultural villages, towns, and a dance rave, brutally murdered 1,200 and kidnapped 253 people, sparking the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

Her family has not seen or heard from her since, they told the British daily in an interview.

They did reveal for the first time that some of the 86 Israeli hostages who were released in November in exchange for a week-long ceasefire and over 240 Palestinian security prisoners had told them that they had seen and talked to her.

They told the Albags that Liri had been forced to clean toilets for a family and cook food that she was forbidden to eat. She subsisted on scraps, and was permitted to take her first shower only after 37 days.

She was not alone, at least for the first few days. The family had also held four other teens from the kibbutz – Naama Levy, Daniela Gilboa, Karina Ariev and Agam Berger.

The family received confirmation from the army, Albag’s mother, Shira, said, as soldiers had found the room in which they had been imprisoned. They found traces of blood in the room and identified the young women through their DNA.

The IDF released a photo of the room to the Daily Mail, and Shira’s reaction had first been a positive one.

“At first when I saw it, I was happy because she was in a child’s room,” Shira said. “There were kids’ clothes in the cupboard and it gave me a little relief that she wasn’t in a scary place.”

“But then,” she continued, “I understood that she is with a family – they kidnapped her, not Hamas. It’s the equivalent of me keeping someone else’s children locked in my house.”

Over a thousand civilians followed the Hamas fighters into Israel on October 7 in a second wave of murdering, kidnapping and pillaging the border communities.

The released women saw Albag only after she had been transferred to their location, and if her conditions were bad in the civilian home, they only got worse under direct Hamas control.

“She was in a tunnel at that time, 40 meters under the ground, with no air, sunlight, a lot of humidity, no toilet, no water,” Shira noted. “She was drinking salt water from the sea and not much food. That was 112 days ago. From then, we have heard nothing.”

The interview took place on the holiday of Purim, which celebrates the miraculous rescue some 2,000 years ago of the Jewish people from a Persian vizier who had wanted to eradicate the nation from the half of the world that his king controlled.

Almog’s sister, Shay, said that history was trying to repeat itself.

“It is the same today,” she said. “Hamas wanted to kill us all on October 7.”

The family is hoping against hope that the latest hostage negotiations will bear fruit and they will be able to greet Liri at home in their personal, post- Purim miracle.

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DOJ Creates New Federal ‘Red Flag’ Center To Seize Firearms From Law-Abiding Americans [But Not Illegals]

Apparently the Democrat regime’s gun control mania only applies to law abiding American citizens but not illegals. An Obama judge U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman recently ruled illegals can carry guns.

This all goes back to the relentless war on our first amendment – free speech. Once you criminalize speech (under the Orwellian ‘hate speech), all of our other rights come crashing down, like dominoes.

DOJ’s Sinister Scheme: Seizing Guns from Law-Abiding Citizens!

President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) made a significant announcement on Saturday with the launch of the National Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Resource Center, catching some congressional Republicans off guard. Attorney General Merrick Garland emphasized in a press release that the new center aims to equip law enforcement officials and other stakeholders with resources to prevent individuals deemed dangerous from accessing firearms. ERPOs, commonly known as “red flag” laws, enable authorities to confiscate guns from individuals deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others, with provisions to prevent them from purchasing or possessing firearms for the duration of the order.

Garland framed the establishment of the center as a proactive measure in leveraging the tools provided by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to address gun violence. The DOJ’s initiative underscores the administration’s commitment to utilizing all available means to enhance public safety and prevent potential tragedies involving firearms.

The newly launched National ERPO Resource Center includes a website offering a plethora of resources and guidance for stakeholders involved in implementing red flag laws. It provides training and technical assistance to various professionals, including law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and mental health professionals, involved in executing laws aimed at curbing access to firearms for individuals deemed risky.

Additionally, the center’s website features a comprehensive state-by-state guide on red flag laws across the country, offering specific information on each state’s ERPO legislation. Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia have enacted red flag laws, reflecting a growing trend in adopting measures to address concerns related to gun violence and mental health.

Republican lawmakers, however, expressed surprise and concern over the DOJ’s move to establish a federal resource center for red flag laws. Some, like Representative Thomas Massie and Senator Mike Lee, voiced opposition to the initiative, questioning its authorization and raising concerns about potential overreach by the federal government in matters traditionally regulated by states.

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Appeals Court Sides With Trump, Reduces Bond In Civil Fraud Case

An appeals court agreed Monday to reduce Trump’s civil fraud case bond while he appeals the ruling.

If Trump is able to put up the $175 million bond within 10 days, the court agreed to block collection of the judgement, according to the Associated Press. Trump initially faced a Monday deadline to pay the $454 million bond to cover the judgement issued by Judge Arthur Engoron.

Trump’s lawyers indicated in a court filing last week that he would not be able to post bond, writing that “very few bonding companies will consider a bond of anything approaching that magnitude.” His attorneys sought to stay the execution of the judgement.

In response, James argued Trump had not supplied evidence that he would be unable to pay.

“If defendants were truly unable to provide an undertaking, they at a minimum should have consented to have their real-estate interests held by Supreme Court to satisfy the judgment,” the filing stated.

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Wisconsin Investigators: Illegals Flooding the Voter Rolls in Swing States

You don’t think these totalitarian destroyers are going to go quietly, do you? They are power without accountability, merciless, wild criminals and in-your-face oath breakers without fear of the law or punishment.

They operate with impunity.

It’s going to get worse. Much worse.

Wisconsin Investigators Allege Illegal Aliens Are Flooding the Voter Rolls in Swing States

By:  Guest Contributor Jay Valentine at The Gateway Pundit. Mar. 24, 2024

Leftist election fraud happens every 2 year cycle – it just happens a little differently each time.

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In 2024, the unique new fraud scheme – demonstrated in the data – at scale, in multiple states – now – is allegedly registering illegal aliens, flown in via the Biden Express, delivered to newly formed homeless addresses – then sending the migrants on their way – and collecting their ballots – and voting them.

This was discovered by the Wisconsin team – using INNOVATION.

This is happening at super scale – think hundreds of thousands already – it is completely invisible to all current relational technology. It is equally invisible to the RINO bunch telling you to vote early, ballot harvest and do not question elections.

The only difference is in 2024, the Wisconsin team found it early – and has a successful, tried and proven strategy to fight it.

Here’s the scam.

Religious NGO’s (non-governmental orgs) like Catholic, Lutheran and other types of do-gooders collaborate with the Biden administration to take those migrants – the ones who arrive by plane – into the heartland – and then allegedly register them.

The details are fascinating. These NGOs set up addresses that seem like homeless shelters – but aren’t – they are migrant ballot registration collection points. Some are just offices in crappy strip malls.

We know because we drill into the actual address photos. Watch our videos on Omega4America.com.

The migrants show up, get a phone, gift cards worth several grand, get registered to vote.

The details are fascinating.

These NGOs set up addresses that seem like homeless shelters – but aren’t – they are migrant ballot registration collection points. Some are just offices in crappy strip malls.

We know because we drill into the actual address photos. Watch our videos on Omega4America.com.

The migrants show up, get a phone, gift cards worth several grand, get registered to vote.
In Wisconsin, for instance, there is a Form EL-131.

Form EL-131 says if you are homeless, check the box. You can register to vote with no supporting ID.

For you election deniers, and Republican types – read this slowly so you can comprehend this madness.

In a swing state, one of 7 that will determine the next leader of the free world – today – using Form EL-131, anyone with a heartbeat can register to vote with no ID, as long as they check the box that says “homeless.”

Or someone can do it for them! What can go wrong?

This is what the Republican Party allowed to happen – bending over and taking it – with literally zero push back.

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Declaration of Election Fraud in Arizona

Since November 30, 2020, when a Public Joint Legislative Hearing held in Phoenix, Arizona first made known for the nation various elements and findings that Election Fraud and Election Security Probable Cause did exist, and then a second Public Joint Legislative Hearing in Oro Valley, Arizona where additional testimony and evidence was submitted, there are those to this day who claim there was nothing wrong and the 2020 and 2022 elections were fair, honest and intact – “nothing to see here.”

For three years, with Arizona leading, citizens and a few elected officials have continued investigations into a myriad of issues and complaints clearly presenting that election fraud did occur in both previous elections. still there is denial and smirks, ridicule and even refusal by courts to review tediously gathered evidence demonstrating beyond suspicion election fraud did occur.

In Arizona the evidence is of such a level and nature the top three offices in Arizona government (Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General) are arguably occupied unethically and illegally.

READ ARIZONA TODAY’S SPECIAL REPORT – Official and Sworn Declaration of Benjamin R. Cotton.

Benjamin R. Cotton a nationally recognized subject-matter specialist, Technology and Information Expert and Computer Forensics expert. Mr. Cotton has testified as a sworn expert witness in state courts, federal courts and before the United State Congress. The attached testimony comes from his testimony before the Arizona State Senate on his forensic findings connected to the Maricopa County audit of the 2020 general election.

Mr. Cotton’s formal and professional findings conclude: “…unauthorized programs, databases, configuration settings and actions were present on the voting systems in Maricopa County for the election in both 2020 and 2022.” Further, “an election breach of basic security practices that must be remedied immediately. No election results provided by these voting machines can be trusted given the subjects identified and described in this report.”

A deliberate, most aggressive and heinous denial and deflection of facts and the Rule of Law has been undertaken by elected public officials, key appointed county and state officials, and others refusing to formally review, study, and bring forth the truth. In the course of these findings, many who have stood to fight the good fight have experienced severe hardships, loss of finances and standing in the community. Lives, careers and reputations have been hurt, some beyond repair at this time. Now comes this attached report just released for your review.

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Victory: Landmark Decision on Voter ID! Time to Take Action and Demand Voter IDs in Every State of the Union!

In a significant win for election integrity, a federal judge has upheld Arizona’s crucial election integrity laws, dismissing unfounded challenges from the Biden DOJ and leftist groups.

This ruling should empower all 50 states to now pass Voter ID laws in time to impact our 2024 election!

At the heart of this victory is HB2492, championed by State Rep. Jake Hoffman, which mandates proof of U.S. citizenship to register for any election. This landmark legislation, signed into law by former Governor Doug Ducey, ensures that only eligible citizens participate in Arizona’s democratic process, guarding against voter fraud and bolstering public trust in our elections.

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Moreover, HB2243, another vital component of Arizona’s election integrity efforts, focuses on purging voter rolls of individuals who are no longer eligible to vote in the state. This measure aims to maintain accurate and up-to-date voter registration records, further strengthening the integrity of Arizona’s electoral system.

Despite challenges and claims of discrimination from opponents, District Judge Susan Bolton aptly recognized the paramount importance of preserving the integrity of Arizona’s elections. Her ruling affirms that the state’s interest in preventing non-citizens from voting and ensuring public confidence in the electoral process outweighs any minimal burden placed on voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship.

This ruling marks a significant victory for election integrity advocates and underscores Arizona’s commitment to upholding the rule of law in its electoral practices. By safeguarding the integrity of our elections, Arizona sets a standard for transparency, fairness, and accountability in democratic governance.

Let’s celebrate this triumph for democracy and remain steadfast in our efforts to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box!


TAKE ACTION: Voter ID in Every State of the Union


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VIDEO: Tucker Carlson Exposes a Serious Breach of All Law and Constitutional Rights of a Black Marxist Revolutionary group

Of course the irony is his side won, and he is a victim of the consequences of that. What this man is experiencing, is the Night of the Long Knives in slow motion.

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Massive Spending Bill Provides Money for Transgender Clothing for Teens, Chest Binders, Tuck Equipment, ‘Counseling’ all WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT

The House Appropriations Committee just released a $1.2 trillion government spending bill at two in the morning.

Included in this trillion dollar, bankrupting boondoggle is taxpayer monies earmarked  funneled to Briarpatch Youth Services. Briarpatch gives 13-year-old kids chest binders, tuck equipment, “counseling” all without parental consent.  This was requested by Senator Baldwin.

Let’s talk about who actually writes up these monstrosities. Who us behind this? Who is running the country.

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Massive Spending Bill Provides Money for Transgender Clothing for Teens

By: Todd Starnes, March 21, 2024

There are troubling developments out of our nation’s capital.

A $1.2 trillion spending bill was released by House Speaker Mike Johnson and Republican leaders in the wee hours of the morning. The bill is more than 1,000 pages and is filled with outrageous expenditures.

House members have been told to prepare for a vote on Friday morning. That would be a direct violation of the 72-hour rule – which requires the text of a bill to be released at least 72 hours before a vote.

“It is total lack of backbone, total lack of leadership and a total failure by Republican leadership,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) told Steve Bannon. “I don’t even have words for any Republican that votes for this bill. I promise you I will not be going out and supporting any Republican who votes for this bill for any position, ever again.”

The proposed bill already represents a complete surrender on any efforts to secure our southern border. But it’s also filled with other outrageous proposals.

There’s $400,000 in tax money earmarked for Briarpatch Youth Services, an organization that gives gender confused 13-year-old children “binding and tucking” clothing — without parental permission.

A call to vacate the chair should be declared if the House of Representatives is not given at least 72 hours to read this monstrosity of a spending bill. If the GOP can’t be leaders in fiscal responsibility, what’s the point?

Meanwhile, call your elected members of Congress and tell them to vote NO on the spending bill — even if it results in the shutdown of the federal government. Enough is enough!

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America under the Democrat regime is an evil, horrible joke.

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Trading Guns for Citizenship

The controversial Courage to Serve Act proposes citizenship for illegal immigrants joining the U.S. military.


Scariest thing imaginable. There’s no other way of putting it.

There’s a bill in Congress called the Courage to Serve Act, a noble-sounding title meant to conjure images of patriotism, American pride, and flags waving in the breeze.

Liberals love pulling the wool over our eyes with cunningly titled bills.

Remember the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Even our Commander-in-Chief, Joe Biden, had a moment of rare candor when he expressed regret over its misleading moniker.

These leftists have no qualms about serving up a frosty pitcher of poison to the public and calling it Kool-Aid!

Nothing in the Courage to Serve Act. (H.R. 7298) has anything to do with courage.

They’re selling us a bill of goods, labeling it as patriotism, when in fact, it’s nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to transform the proud institution of the United States military into a weaponized force aimed – not at foreign adversaries – but at Americans themselves.

In short, the Courage to Serve Act would allow illegal immigrants to join our armed military in exchange for U.S. Citizenship. That’s over 7 million possible recruits.

The legislation’s sponsor, Pat Ryan of New York, says it will help restore military recruitment. Last year, the military fell short of its recruitment goals by 41,000. In fact, America now has the smallest military in more than eight decades.

There’s no arguing that our U.S. military is sorely lacking recruits. This problem should leave every American thirsty for more troops, especially as the sound of war drums beats around the world.

So go on. Drink the Courage to Serve Act Kool-Aid. Who reads the ingredients anyway? Remember Pelosi’s famous quote about The Affordable Care Act? “We need to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Look how that worked out.

But let’s dive into the Courage to Serve Act.

For years now, the narrative pushed by the Biden administration has painted conservatives, particularly Trump supporters, as the greatest domestic threat since Benedict Arnold.

They’ve militarized the Capitol and surrounded themselves with barbed wire, all to protect against this so-called insurrectionist menace. Biden himself has fantasized publicly about deploying F-15s against American citizens who dare to question his regime’s legitimacy.

What’s left unsaid, of course, is the implicit acknowledgment that our military might be hesitant to turn its guns on its own people. But if those pulling the triggers have no historical ties to America and no sense of shared destiny with the people they’re aiming at, well, suddenly, the unspeakable becomes a viable option.

Former Colonel Douglas McGregor, speaking to Tucker Carlson, sounded the alarm on the Courage to Serve Act’s underlying aim: to recruit individuals disconnected from the American populace, arm them, and then use them to oppress us.

McGregor, who served as a Senior Advisor to the Acting Secretary of Defense during the Trump administration, sharply criticized the motivations behind this bill, suggesting that its proponents seek to remake the world according to their own vision, even if it means destroying the country to “save” it.

This perspective sheds light on why the U.S. Military Academy at West Point recently revamped its mission statement.

In March, Lt. Gen. Steven W. Gilland announced that the academy would replace its longstanding pledge of “Duty, Honor, Country” with a new focus on developing leaders committed to “Army Values” and ready to carry out commanders’ whims.

The former mission statement will be replaced with:

“To build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation.” (emphasis added)

So, instead of commissioned officers swearing allegiance to be dutiful and honor their country, they will be expected to pledge their commitment to defending Army Values.

Given the Army’s emphasis since September 2020 on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as core values, it’s clear the institution is aligning more with contemporary liberal values than traditional military ones or love for the country.

The Army’s People Strategy Manual now proclaims, “Diversity is the Force. Equity is the Goal. Inclusion is the Way,” positioning the Army as a leader in DEI.

This realignment towards values championed by Hollywood, George Soros, Berkeley, and the LGBT community marks a departure from the traditional military ethos of Duty, Honor, and Country.

This shift could make it easier to persuade soldiers, particularly those without ties to America, that the true adversaries are those opposed to these new values.

Remember, these illegal immigrants were raised in communist and socialist countries. Few can speak or read English. None understand our sacred constitution or our historical roots. Their neighbors and extended family members are hundreds of miles away from America.

To them, the United States IS a foreign country and the only Courage they need is a willingness to defend (not duty, honor, and country) but West Point’s Army Values: DEI.

And who are the enemies of DEI?

Sleep on that…if you can.

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REPORT: Biden Administration’s Abuse of Parole for Illegal Aliens Now Outpaces Admission of Legal Immigrants

Washington, D.C. — Unprecedented abuse of immigration parole authority by the Biden administration is currently allowing more illegal aliens into the United States than the U.S. admits through the legal immigration process, finds a new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Data detailed in the report, Immigration Parole: The Executive Branch’s Shadow Immigration System, reveals that during the first two quarters of fiscal year (FY) 2023, 636,601 foreign nationals gained entry to the United States via parole compared with 545,419 who were granted green cards through our legal immigration system.

The abuse of parole is effectively creating a shadow immigration system that circumvents Congress. The Biden administration has paroled in at least 1.8 million individuals in two years, giving these illegal aliens nearly the same benefits as green cardholders. This widespread abuse of parole authority has been carried out in order to make the unprecedented influx of illegal aliens under the Biden administration less visible to the American public.

In addition to illegal aliens who are granted parole upon entering the country illegally – such as Jose Ibarra, who is accused of murdering Laken Riley, the Georgia nursing student – the administration has created a parole program that allows citizens of certain countries who don’t have visas and are ineligible to be admitted to fly directly to the United States. Upon their arrival, they receive parole, are released, and become eligible for work permits and other benefits. Illegal aliens who are granted parole to enter the U.S. have undergone inadequate vetting, increasing the national security and public safety risks to Americans.

“The Biden administration has taken a program that, by statute, is supposed to be temporary and exercised on a case-by-case basis and created what they term as a ‘new legal pathway’ for people to enter and remain permanently in the country,” said Dan Stein, president of FAIR. “To be clear, there is nothing legal about these pathways. Under our Constitution, only Congress has the authority to create legal avenues 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.”

Among the Biden administration’s most egregious abuses of parole authority include:

  • Development of the CBP One app, which facilitates appointments for illegal migrants heading to the U.S., and has resulted in the parole of over 43,000 illegal aliens each month from ports of entry.
  • Creation of new programs for nationals of Ukraine and Afghanistan, which violate the statutory prohibition on paroling in refugees, bypass the established refugee process, and circumvent its standard vetting procedures.
  • Establishment of 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.
  • Creating “Family Reunification Parole” programs for the above-mentioned nationalities plus citizens of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador and Honduras.
  • Reinstatement of the Obama-era Central American Minors (CAM) and International Entrepreneurial parole programs.

Illegal aliens granted parole are eligible for numerous public assistance programs and work authorization, and are able to adjust their status to green card holders. In addition, they are not monitored or required to check in with the government while in the United States.

“This week Congress is holding hearings to examine the scope and impact of the Biden administration’s flagrant abuse of parole. It is imperative that these hearings result in Congress passing clearly worded legislation – such as those provisions included in H.R. 2 — that curtails executive discretion and explicitly defines the specific, and limited, circumstances under which an alien may be released via parole into the United States,” Stein concluded.

FAIR’s full report, Immigration Parole: The Executive Branch’s Shadow Immigration System, can be found here.

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Nevada Hit With GOP Lawsuit Over ‘Impossibly High’ Voter Registration

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State Official Faces Lawsuit From GOP Over ‘Impossibly High’ Voter Registration

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) slapped Nevada Secretary of State Cisco Aguliar with a lawsuit on Friday, alleging that the state has “impossibly high” voter registration rolls.

The lawsuit alleges that the state of Nevada is failing to maintain the requirements of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) which mandates that voter rolls must keep “clean and accurate voter registration records.” The RNC is alleging that according to their analysis, five of Nevada’s 17 counties have inflated voter rolls which they say indicates a violation of the NVRA, the lawsuit claims.

“Election integrity starts with clean voter rolls, and that’s why the National Voter Registration Act requires state officials to keep their rolls accurate and up-to-date,” RNC Co-Chair Michael Whatley wrote in a Monday press release. “Nevada has universal mail voting and no voter ID requirement, which makes Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar’s failure to comply with the NVRA and provide accurate voter rolls all the more concerning. Securing clean voter rolls in Nevada is a critical step towards ensuring that it will be easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

“At least three Nevada counties have more registered voters than they have adult citizens who are over the age of 18,” the lawsuit alleges. “That number of voters is impossibly high.”

The lawsuit alleges that two counties in Nevada have active voter registration rates that surpass 90% of adult citizens over the age of 18. That number, the RNC alleges in its lawsuit, “far eclipses” the voter registration rate nationwide and at the state-level in elections recently…

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‘That’s A Blatant Lie’: Tony Bobulinski Snaps At Dem Rep Who Says ‘No Evidence’ Of Biden ‘Wrongdoing’

Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski snapped back at Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia of California Wednesday after he asserted there is “no evidence” President Joe Biden did anything wrong.

Bobulinski claimed President Biden was the “brand” being sold in Hunter and his business dealings in his testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. However, Garcia said Bobulinski did not offer a shred of evidence the president did anything improper at the hearing titled, “Influence Peddling: Examining Joe Biden’s Abuse of Public Office.”

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“I just want to, for the record, be very clear that during Mr. Bobulinski’s testimony he has provided zero evidence, zero evidence of any sort of link between Hunter Biden and the president, as far as it relates to the business dealings,” Garcia said. “And so once again we’re back to a hearing where no evidence is being provided of any sort of wrongdoing by the present.”

“That’s a blatant lie,” Bobulinski retorted.

“Actually it’s my time, sir,” Garcia said, cutting Bobulinski off.

Garcia then accused Bobulinski of previously giving a “false answer” regarding who invited him to a presidential debate between Biden and former President Donald Trump.

“I actually don’t recall whose guest I was, but I attended the debate,” Bobulinski said during February testimony.

The two repeatedly clashed over the issue during Garcia’s five minutes of questioning. Garcia called into question Bobulinski’s assertion that he is not political while the businessman said his lawyers coordinated his events for him.

Bobulinski told Garcia it was “obvious” he was Trump’s guest.

“At that point I was trying to get the truth and the facts out to the American people at that moment in time,” Bobulinski told Garcia. “If I recall, I believe 80 million people watched that debate.”

Garcia called Bobulinski an “uncredible witness” to conclude his five minutes.

Bobulinski worked with Hunter prior to becoming a whistleblower. He told Congress in February that China successfully attempted to “infiltrate and compromise” Joe Biden and President Barack Obama’s White House.

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As the Border Crisis Intensifies, Almost 70% Link Migrants to Violent Crime

This week, Jason Riley, father of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley who was brutally killed, joined NBC News in a heartfelt interview claiming that his daughter was “like an angel” and “so full of life.”

When discussing his daughter’s murderer, a Venezuelan migrant who entered the U.S. illegally in 2022, Riley told the interviewer that he might not have been in the U.S. “had we had secure borders,” in the first place. The grieving father went on to share that he feels like his daughter is “being used somewhat politically,” especially after Joe Biden’s State of the Union, when he erroneously referred to her as “Lincoln Riley.”

Riley’s interview came shortly after Laken’s mother, Allyson Phillips, wrote a Facebook post addressing the “most devastating, unimaginable loss” of her daughter. Despite her sorrow, Phillips attributed her strength to the Lord. “I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for being with me and my family during this heartbreaking time,” she said. “I encourage everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus. I give Him all the glory for getting us through this.”

In the bleak weeks following Laken’s death, lawlessness from illegal immigrants has soared in the U.S., leading almost 70% of people to believe that the open borders “may contribute to the violence crime in America.” The Rasmussen poll, interestingly, found that 64% of white people are concerned about the crime committed by illegals, while among black people, 73% are worried. “And why wouldn’t they be?” Breitbart’s John Nolte asks. “[They] disproportionately live in Democrat-run cities that posture as sanctuary cities.”

Even a majority of Democrats — 51% — think there’s a connection between our border crisis and crime (compared to 84% of Republicans. “When asked if illegal immigration makes America better or worse, only 14% said better.”

And the evidence seems to be everywhere. While Riley’s murder continues to circle the news, the leader of a human trafficking ring has also been sentenced to prison for sneaking over 1,000 migrants across the southern border and then dropping them off in Phoenix, Arizona. The consequence of Martin Garcia-Velazquez’s furtive actions is 7.5-years in prison, followed by 35 months of supervised release. The Mexican native was also mandated to pay a special assessment of $5,000 by U.S. District Judge Scott Rash.

The investigation, conducted by Homeland Security, found that Garcia-Velazquez had three co-conspirators, all prosecuted in October. In a statement issued by the Department of Justice, it notes that the prosecution was an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation, which “identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States.”

Another tragedy making headlines involves a 26-year-old Haitian native, Cory Alvarez, who reportedly raped a disabled 15-year-old girl last week at a hotel housing migrants. Amidst the current chaos in Haiti, Alvarez was flown into New York City last summer by President Biden’s CHNV parole program. The program, established in October of 2022, authorizes 30,000 people each month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, “to fly into the U.S. and be granted two years of humanitarian parole, which allows them to apply to work in the U.S.”

While Alvarez might have entered the U.S. lawfully, conservative leaders have criticized the current administration for their loose hold on immigration. “Biden flew this illegal dirtbag into our Country. No border, no budget. Shut it down,” tweeted Tennessee Representative Tim Burchett.

As millions of illegal immigrants flood the U.S. southern border and thousands fly over it, reports suggest that the Biden administration has financed the whole operation.

“According to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) findings by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) put hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants on planes and flew them into 43 different U.S. airports last year alone,” wrote The Washington Stand’s S.A McCarthy.

This administration’s choices regarding the border, economy, and foreign affairs are unfavorable, as only 39.8% of Americans approve of Biden’s job as president. The president’s low rating for his third year in office claimed the title of second worst. “Among prior presidents in the Gallup polling era who were elected to their first term, only Jimmy Carter fared worse in his third year.” Carter’s 37.4% rating was primarily attributed to high gas prices, rising inflation, and because U.S. citizens were taken hostage by Iran. Experts argue that President Biden’s low rating can be attributed to the flood of illegal aliens allowed into the U.S. under the current administration.

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The Vice President Visits an Abortion Clinic—And the People Yawn?

For more than 50 years, the left has promoted abortion in America. But last week we saw something new in this battle. For the first time ever, a vice-president actually visited a facility where unborn babies are systematically killed when Kamala Harris toured a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Paul, Minnesota.

She called laws restricting abortion in other states “immoral.” She also said that abortion and religious commitment were compatible, not incompatible: “One does not have to abandon their faith or deeply held beliefs to agree that the government should not be telling women what to do with their body.”

The left, including Harris, call abortion “healthcare for women.” Healthcare? Healthcare is about healing, not taking life. These are not blobs of tissue. These are preborn babies.

A number of pro-life leaders spoke out following Harris’s visit to Planned Parenthood:

  • Gary Bauer, founding president of Our American Values, had a headline on this story in his “End of Day Report” (3/4/24): “Hide Your Babies—the Vice President Is In Town.” Bauer wrote: “Politicians of both parties have long tried to show how loving they are by kissing the babies handed to them by proud parents on the campaign trail. Biden and Harris prefer going to places where babies go to die.”
  • Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America’s president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said: “Kamala Harris has spent her whole career in the pocket of Big Abortion. When brave citizen journalists exposed Planned Parenthood’s selling of baby body parts, then-Attorney General Harris prosecuted the whistleblowers. The corruption continues as the Biden-Harris DOJ throws nonviolent pro-life activists in prison.”

And Dannenfelser added, “Nearly 70% of women who’ve had an abortion say it was unwanted, coerced or inconsistent with their own values and preferences.”

  • Eric Scheidler, the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, told me: “Sadly, I can’t think of a more appropriate place for Kamala Harris to appear than an abortion facility. The Biden-Harris administration is devoted to aborting every unborn child they can — especially the children of the poor. Harris seems to take offense at the idea that a poor woman might embrace her right to motherhood. She couldn’t care less that most of those mothers turn to abortion only in desperation, not as a free ‘choice.’ That’s why faithful Christians need to show up at abortion centers themselves, to offer compassionate help to the mothers Harris won’t listen to and to mourn for the precious children Harris has turned her back on.”
  • Father Frank Pavone, the founding president of Priests for Life, sent me this response to VP Harris’ visit: “First of all, the pro-life side is doing better at showing solidarity with their base. Years ago, under the Trump Administration, the VP [Mike Pence] visited a pregnancy center. Secondly, VP Harris didn’t get the full experience at Planned Parenthood. Did they show her the forceps that rip the baby’s arms and legs off? Better yet, did they show her the arms and legs that have to be reassembled in the tray? Did they even describe the abortion procedure to her? The Democrats are pretending. If they want to bring abortion forward as an election issue, then talk about abortion and show voters what it is. It’s actually the last thing they want to do.”
  • Jim Harden, the CEO of a Buffalo-area crisis pregnancy center that was firebombed in 2022, emailed me this response: “Receiving $1.8 Billion in federal funding over the last three years demonstrates Planned Parenthood is a de facto government agency. And given the Biden/Harris campaign plans to get re-elected on abortion it only makes sense she would visit the largest abortion business on the planet, perpetrating over 40% of all abortions in the U.S.”

I believe that anyone who supports abortion rights should at least be knowledgeable about how abortions are actually performed, including in the first trimester. It’s a bloody mess.

As to later abortions, actor Kevin Sorbo (“God’s Not Dead”) has voiced a 5-minute video explaining what actually happens in those type of procedures.

The video is called, “The Procedure.” It’s unconscionable that people celebrate these things. The video is only graphic in its descriptions, not images. Yet it is hard to realize this is what people on the left not only push, but celebrate.

Life is a gift. When the founders wrote our nation’s birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, they said the Creator has endowed us with certain inalienable rights and among these are the right to life. For more than half a century, abortion has been at war the right to life in America.

The presidency and vice-presidency are bully pulpits. Too bad they use their powerful influence to promote death, not life.

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