Bernie’s Immigration Plan Goes Full Bore Open Borders

I know most of you reading this don’t care a bit about Bernie and his huge move to the Far Left on the issue of immigration, but since I have a category here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ for “politicians as frauds” I want to tell you about Democrat candidate for Prez, Bernie Sanders.

This also gives me an opportunity to warn you about the growing call for America to ‘welcome’ so-called “climate refugees” which I have written about extensively for ten years.  (See 53 posts going back to December 2008 on climate refugees at RRW by clicking here.)

It is very interesting to see how the Left plants seeds and nurtures them for years and years (helped by the mainstream media) until the idea surfaces, in this case, as a plank in a Presidential candidate’s platform.

Bernie is now throwing American workers under the bus….

Before I get to the news about Bernie’s plan, I guess we have to conclude that Bernie is now throwing American workers under the bus.  When he ran for President four years ago he was still getting some praise for his stance in defense of American workers and his earlier opposition to the failed 2007  comprehensive immigration reform bill.  See Time magazine story here in January 2016.

Here then is Fox News on Bernie’s immigration platform:

Sanders’ immigration plan: Halt deportations, abolish ICE, welcome 50K ‘climate migrants,’ give welfare to all

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Thursday released a sweeping immigration plan that would impose a moratorium on deportations, “break up” existing immigration enforcement agencies, grant full welfare access to illegal immigrants and welcome a minimum of 50,000 “climate migrants” in the first year of a Sanders administration.

The plan effectively establishes Sanders at the far left of the immigration debate,as he aims to energize a base that helped drive his 2016 primary campaign amid competition from other liberal candidates in the field this time around.

[….]

The plan was written in conjunction with several illegal immigrants who were shielded from deportation by former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

In the plan, Sanders pledges to extend legal status to those eligible under the DACA program, as well as to grant relief for their parents.

He also promises to use executive authority to allow illegal immigrants who have lived in the country for five or more years to stay “free from threat of deportation.”

On day one of a Sanders presidency, he would also place a moratorium on deportations until there was a full audit of “current and past practices and policies.” He would also end the so-called Trump travel ban, as well as other Trump policies such as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), action against sanctuary cities and the public charge rule that restricts green cards to those immigrants deemed likely to rely on welfare.

Sanders then wants to provide a “pathway to citizenship” via Congress for all illegal immigrants living in America — which he says is currently around 11 million — and would ensure that “old or low-level contacts with the criminal justice system” do not prevent illegal immigrants from walking along that path.

[….]

He would also create a new program to “welcome migrants displaced by climate change” and push to accept a minimum of 50,000 “climate migrants” in his first year in office.

More here.

Bernie is just following the tribe….

House Democrats introduce climate refugee bill

Here is a story from the day before the bill was introduced. Imagine the fraud this will create—yikes! the weather has changed where I live so I can now move to America!

At Grist (hat tip: Joanne):

House Democrats are set to introduce the first major piece of legislation to establish protections for migrants displaced by climate change, ramping up a push for a long-overdue framework for how the United States should respond to a crisis already unfolding on its shores.

The bill, called the Climate Displaced Persons Act,would create a federal program separate from the existing refugee program to take in a minimum of 50,000 climate migrants starting next year.

The legislation, a copy of which HuffPost obtained, directs the White House to collect data on people displaced by extreme weather, drought and sea level rise and submit an annual report to Congress. It also requires the State Department to work with other federal agencies to create a Global Climate Resilience Strategy that puts global warming at the center of U.S. foreign policy.

The bill, set to be introduced by Representative Nydia Velázquez, a New York Democrat, is a companion to legislation proposed by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey, one of the leading advocates for a Green New Deal. Its introduction in the House of Representatives marks an escalation as Democrats start to flesh out what a sweeping federal plan to eliminate emissions and prepare the country for more climate catastrophe would look like.

The 21-page proposal looks unlikely to become law while Donald Trump, who rejects climate science and slashed the country’s refugee cap to a historic low of 18,000 last month, remains president.

Yup!

And that is why everyone reading this post needs to find some place to direct your energy to get Donald Trump reelected for four more years.

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Watergate 2.0: The KGB’s Global Spy Ring

The coup d’état against Trump was orchestrated years ago by the Dems’ criminal cabal, that is why the impeachment process is strictly partisan and has outraged a lot of people. It is tearing apart our already divided country and split it further by driving and agitating public opinion against Trump. Americans are a very fair people, they have a sense of Justice, they are brought up by a unique political system and they instinctively feel unfairness. The minority whip Rep. Steve Scalise called impeachment 37 Days of a Soviet-Style Impeachment Proceeding. He is right and I will try to introduce the messenger from the Soviet Union running the anti-Trump campaign—America’s Socialist mafia.

I am not an American lawyer, but a former Soviet attorney, and I know Socialism very well–I lived half of my life under a Socialist regime [USSR] and I know the Socialist mafia. Now in America, I’ve been writing about Socialism and in particular about Bill Clinton for thirty years. (Revelation August 26, 2018.) I found plenty of Socialist methods and tricks being implemented in America, especially by the FBI and our Intel. Schiff’s fabrication is reminiscent of the former head of the KGB in the Soviet Union, Lavrentiy Beria’s, famous boast, “You bring me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” Knowing well the Soviet abusive power of the KGB, I was disturbed seeing similar methods and tricks in America, particularly by the current Anti-Trump cabal, America’s Socialist mafia. I am using a term KGB meaning the entirety of Russian Intelligence Services.

The Dems’ Socialist mafia has spent the last three years trying to create a path to impeachment against Donald Trump–they failed. I did not know Robert Mueller and I did not touch his credibility in my writing. Then I saw and listened to the Mueller-Hearing and I was stunned—there was not a smell of that major postulate in American jurisprudence: the presumption of innocence, yet $40 million had been wasted. His performance indicated some level of a lack of mental ability and that fact told me that the entire ordeal could’ve been used by the KGB—Mental Health has always been targeted by the agency; I have given several examples of it in my books and columns. Read here my column The KGB: A Global Terrorist Agency, March 11, 2018.

Moreover, Mr. Mueller was not familiar with elementary parts of his own report—he acted as if he did not even know of Fusion GPS. It wasn’t him writing the report–the carefully orchestrated script exposed that fact. Maybe American Liberty Report is right” If Mueller Didn’t Write the Report, That Means Someone from His Team of Former Clinton Lawyer FBI Agents Did. And that idea pointed me again to the Clinton mafia…Perhaps Clinton’s attack dog Andrew Weismann and Clinton Foundation attorney Jeannie Rhee ran the actual anti-Trump investigation. That put together Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and the answer of who wrote the carefully orchestrated script: America’s Socialist mafia, Vladimir Putin and his KGB… President Trump presents an existential threat to them all…

Socialist mafia have orchestrated the entire impeachment inquiry to allow them to manipulate everything to fit their narrative. This is the Russia collusion hoax all over again. I suspected that scenario when I saw the Trump/Dossier in 2017, it was the KGB Falshivka—a fraud and the major events coordinated by the KGB were expected to cover up Treason committed by the Clinton’s and Obama’s administrations. Three years of the Dems’ preparation led to the partisan impeachment of Trump.  Due to the Treason committed by the Dems our Constitutional Republic was very close to being destroyed by a foreign power. This power infiltrated every corner of our society, government, courts, culture, business, sport, and education, all cells of American body and soul to corrupt them from within. And now the sanctimonious Traitors-Dems are playing the role of national security’s defenders??? What a scam America! What a shame!

The Republican Party has hibernated for two decades, not defending the morality of capitalism and allowing Bernie “Trojan Horse” Sanders to make legitimate that fraudulent ideology of Socialism to fool and deceive America. What is the difference between Bernie and Adam Schiff?—they are lying identically in the best traditions of Stalin’s PC. Read here my column October 31, 2019, Political Correctness and the Socialist Revolution in America. Now a member of the Socialist mafia Rep. Omar has joined Bernie’s rally and declared “to end Western Imperialism.” WOW!—this is a familiar to me statement, I’ve heard it from the Soviet apparatchiks half of my life in the Soviet Union!!! Friends, pay attention to the “Squad,” they are the members of the American Congress! We are on the threshold of Socialist Revolution; and run by a Communist, Tom Perez America’s Socialist mafia now plan to complete it after the 2020 election…

From the first day of Obama’s presidency the war against the American Republic began to transform our country to a Socialist Administrative State. Socialist-Obama did not hide his real agenda, openly calling for this transformation. And he began fighting the unique political system left to us by our Founding Father. That is the reason Obama made the CIA Director a man, who voted in the previous election for a Communist candidate—John Brennon. The brain-washing war on America’s mind and soul was started by Socialist-Obama, lying constantly, using Stalinist Political Correctness and his holdovers—the train-engine of the coup d’état against Trump has been moving ahead to Watergate 2.0 

Yes, it is Watergate 2.0, because both Watergate 1.0 and Watergate 2.0 have been manufactured by the same American Socialist mafia in cahoots with the KGB and our Intel has not gone after them twice. Hence, Soros, (in my opinion a KGB agent) is sponsoring an election in Virginia today! America’s Socialist mafia have the same motivation, the same actors, and they are using the same dirty Soviet methods-tricks. Please read my column The Ideological Battlefield in Washington D.C. May 27, 2018 and especially the rubric: The Face of Stalinist Socialism: A communal Apartment. The column will reveal how many things about fraudulent Socialism you do not know.

There is a brilliant column 50 Years Ago Nixon Routed the Establishment NEWSMAX by Patrick Buchanan, 01 November 2019. Yet, I know more about our enemy than Patrick, he wasn’t in Moscow in 1959. I was present at the “Kitchen Debate” by Nixon and Khrushchev. The exhibition of American kitchen had achieved such a psychological and emotional effect that it was stronger than a victory of a million man military army and the KGB hated Nixon since that day. I saw that and their revenge came in the 1970s… Alas, neither Republican Party nor the FBI had been informed well: Republicans betrayed President Nixon, who suspected the Soviet interference.  I hope, history will find that really tragic story and the KGB’s global spy ring then.

Watergate 2.0 is using the impeachment as a search for cover, to escape the punishment for the crimes committed by the Dems’ leadership–the impeachment is an attempt to deflect from the real scandal. In this case, I believe that John Brennon was assigned by Obama to execute the entire criminal ordeal. I was writing about Brennan for all this years: “Another man has equally damaging information about Brennan: Sean Davis‏ Verified account @seanmdav.

John Brennan was CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia when the Khobar Towers were bombed. He was deputy exec. Director of the agency on 9/11. He was CIA chief of staff during the Iraq WMD debacle. And he ran the CIA when it spied on Congress (which he lied about under oath). My column Warning: Evil is Attacking America, August 22, 2018.

Here is my conclusion, written at the same time and warning you:

America is now experiencing all the traits, aspects and features of the preparations for a Socialist Revolution instigated by the Dems: lies and intimidation, sabotage, fraud, and fabrications, injustice, and violence. This united force will use the 2018 midterm elections to take over the House and begin a Socialist Revolution in America the way it took place in Russia one hundred years ago, when the ideology of Soviet Fascism was born. Clinton and Obama have already started the ball rolling to that end.

Conclusion

First: Anti-Trump “criminal cabal” was manufactured and organized by Russian Intel through Democrats’ leadership and the Clinton Mafia.

Second: Anti-Trump “criminal cabal” consists of two groups: the leadership of the Deep State and the leadership of the Clinton Mafia. Today, Rod J. Rosenstein of the DOJ the connective link of the two groups.

Third: Anti-Trump “criminal cabal” is run by three individuals: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Vladimir Putin. These three have been working together for decades…

Fourth: Investigation of this huge case of international espionage and treason requires deep knowledge of Russia and its Intel. The current FBI Director, Christopher Wray did not read my books, he doesn’t know that it took Stalin twenty-nine years to create and establish the Chinese Communist State. The structure, agenda, and ideology were identical in Russia and China. The two National Intelligence Agencies executed the same strategy, tactics, methods, and tricks, working as a hand and glove. Failed American Intelligence, August 1, 2018. I can repeat everything written above today in November 2019.

My fellow Americans!

If you still don’t know what Party is destabilizing and dividing America, please, read this headline: Division In America Over Impeachment Worse Than Nixon: 87 % Of Democrats Want To Impeach, 92 % Republicans Don’t  Flag & Cross, November 5, 2019. Meanwhile, the Dems’ candidates are campaigning for the 2020 election and U.S. presidency, several of them are sponsored by the KGB and George Soros.

My God! Help us to prevent another civil war in America!

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The Left Doesn’t Really Believe ‘No One Is Above the Law’ by Rep. Andy Biggs

There is a two-tiered system of justice in America, and it isn’t necessarily defined by rich versus poor, or on racial grounds.

Rather, if you’re a Democrat favorite of the deep-state bureaucrats, you will be treated favorably. If you’re a Republican who supports President Donald Trump, or if you’re Trump himself, you will be routed by the institutions of the left.

The inconsistencies of Nancy Pelosi and her followers demonstrate this completely.

“No one is above the law,” the House speaker told late-night TV host Stephen Colbert last week. She said the same thing back in September. Earlier in the year, she punctuated her declaration by saying, “No one is above the law, especially the president of the United States.”


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She seems to have made no exceptions in her declarative statements. But she is not alone in the wide assortment of those attempting to remove Trump via a procedural coup.

Pelosi is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who said in December of 2018, “No one is above the law, not even the president of the United States.”

Perennial presidential hopeful and unindicted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted in June, “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but the president is not above the law.”

Yet, as columnist Marc Thiessen wrote in July, Democrats don’t really believe that.

Take illegal immigration, the prime example of Democrats blatantly disregarding the law with no consequences.

If you are an illegal alien in the United States, Democrats want to give you special treatment. Your first time illegally in the country is a misdemeanor, and an illegal reentry after removal is a felony.

But Democrats don’t think the law applies to illegal aliens. They coddle and receive them with open arms while berating law enforcement officials charged with enforcing the laws passed on a bipartisan basis.

Democrat-run sanctuary cities violate the rule of law daily by releasing criminals into our nation, ignoring when there is a “do not release” instruction from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Democrats want to eliminate our immigration enforcement agencies.

For the left, illegal aliens are above the law.

For Democrats, a politician from their own party—like Clinton, who was illegally storing classified information on a private server and who destroyed the evidence, or Joe Biden, who extorted the removal of a Ukrainian official who was investigating corruption that might have implicated his son—is above the law. But only if that person is a liberal.

If a former FBI director takes classified documents to his house or leaks information in order to manipulate the start of a special investigation of Trump, he’ll be in the clear if his intention is to help leftists and to undermine Republicans.

A Republican doing the same would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

And, if you are a leftist in the deep state who is exposed as a liar and a perjurer, don’t be surprised if you get a gig on CNN as a commentator who regularly blasts the president and his supporters.

And, if a Democrat tells a lie for long enough—for instance, “No one is above the law”—you can be sure leftists and some of their media allies will continue it and perpetuate it, no matter how many times they prove they’re holding to a double standard.

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Legends of the Fault in Kentucky

Heading into Tuesday night, not even the pundits knew what would happen in the Kentucky governor’s race. But there was one thing the president was sure of: if Governor Matt Bevin lost, “they’re going to say, ‘Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. The greatest.'” He was right. This morning, the mainstream media was downright giddy at the chance to pin any of the blame on Trump for a race so close that even the AP didn’t call it. But how much of voters’ ire is really directed at the president? Based on the big picture in Kentucky, not much.

If you listen to the liberal talking heads (and based on the ratings, not many do), Bevin’s razor-thin loss is an “embarrassment,” “failure,” even a “bad omen” for Trump. But the real experts have a different take. “Reality check,” NBC and Cook Political Report analyst Dave Wasserman warns. “A <1% Dem win against an unpopular GOP governor is *not* a sign KY is competitive at the federal level in 2020.” Democrats are trying to make the president the anvil that sank Bevin, when in reality, pollsters say, the president probably is the one who helped make Bevin so competitive. Josh Kraushaar, the political editor at National Journal, cautioned “against extrapolating too much from the statewide results. Bevin was uniquely unpopular, even within his own party. Barely won majority in primary. Lowest approval of any governor in America. Rest of the GOP ticket doing fine in Kentucky.”

This is a candidate, the president pointed out, who made up a significant deficit to come within striking distance of being the first Republican governor to win reelection in Kentucky history. In a state where eight of the last 10 chief executives were Democrats, the governor’s mansion hasn’t exactly been a conservative stronghold. Still Trump tweeted, Republicans “won five out of six elections in Kentucky, including five great candidates that I spoke for and introduced last night. Matt Bevin picked up at least 15 points in last days, but perhaps not enough (Fake News will blame Trump!).” If the governor does concede, he will be the only Republican in Kentucky who lost Tuesday (thanks in large part to the libertarian syphoning off two-percent of the vote!). Every other statewide office went to the GOP, including a historic win for Daniel Cameron (R), the first African-American attorney general ever elected in the Bluegrass State. If that’s a referendum on Trump, it’s a good one.

Nationally, the Republicans picked up another attorney general seat in Mississippi — giving them two in Tuesday’s election. They also won the other statewide races, including governor and lieutenant governor. Purple Virginia did manage to flip the legislative majorities to the Democrats, which was on par with recent trends. And, as Wasserman points out, it wasn’t as bad as conservatives feared. “Republicans lost control of the VA Senate, but it could’ve been a lot worse: they managed to win all four of the closest races, by margins ranging from 0.9 to 4.4%.”

In deep-blue New Jersey, Republicans were thrilled by a small surge in the legislature, where the GOP gained seats in both chambers. So while the Left is proclaiming that even red states are turning liberal under Trump, that’s just not the case. As for Bevin, Inside Elections’ Leah Askarinam says people need to remember the uniqueness of our governors’ races. “[Those] candidates can campaign on issues that are state-specific like the state’s budget and education funding — and they can cross party lines without facing the same kind of political pressure as Senate candidates who have to work with a national legislature,” she pointed out.

Keep in mind that Republicans picked up about 1,000 seats in the states (including governors, attorneys general, etc.) during Barack Obama’s tenure. As FRC’s State and Local Director Quena Gonzalez explains, the losses in Virginia and for Bevin are significant, “especially given the aggressive, abortion-until-the-moment-of-birth stance of the Democratic Party — but the Left has a long way to go to cancel those conservative gains.”


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


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The House Democrats Rule — Impeach him! Impeach him! Impeach him!

Twelve more people were shot in Chicago today, what shall we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

The fires are burning out of control in California, what should we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Our cities are decaying and facing financial collapse, what can we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Thousands try to enter the country illegally each day, what will we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Our country anxiously awaits approval of new trade deals, what shall we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Our homeless are sleeping out in the cold, causing health hazards and a blight, what should we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Illegal immigrants are treated better than our own people in need, what can we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Our infrastructure crumbles, bridges and roads collapse, what will we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

The National Debt spirals out of control, what plan have we got, what shall we do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

The economy is booming, people are working, the country is strong, what is wrong?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

The Mueller Report found nothing, Russia was a hoax, why can’t we stop?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

There’s no evidence of corruption, collusion or abuse. Haven’t we got something better to do?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

The Congress has ground to a halt. It is time to get to work or should we retool?
“Nonsense! Nonsense! Impeach him! Impeach him!” the House Democrats rule.

Keep the Faith!

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26 Muslim Candidates Won off-year Elections on November 5th, 2019 for Total of 34 Muslims Elected in 2019

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR),  Jetpac and MPower Change, reported that 26 Muslims were elected nationwide in the November 5th, 2019 off-year elections.

CAIR, Jetpac, and MPower Change’s preliminary statistical breakdown of American Muslim candidates running for office in 2019 shows:

  • 81 Muslim candidates in total ran for an elected office in 2019
    • 29 women
    • 52 men
  • Of those, 34 Muslims won elections in the 2019 calendar year
    • 16 women
    • 18 men
  • Of those, 26 Muslim candidates won their election on November 5th,2019.
    • 13 of those Muslim candidates won an election for the first time
      • 7 women
      • 6 men
    • 13 of those Muslim candidates were incumbents won reelection
      • 5 women
      • 8 men

SEE: American Muslim Candidate Master List

On behalf of the American Muslim community, CAIR, Jetpac, and MPower Change congratulate the following Muslim candidates on their hard-fought and trailblazing victories:

Maine

  • Pious Ali – Portland City Council (reelection)
  • Safiya Khalid – Lewiston City Council

Maryland

  • Fazlul Kabir – College Park City Council (reelection)

Massachusetts

  • Mehreen Butt – Wakefield Town Council (reelection)
  • Afroz Khan – Newburyport City Council (reelection)
  • Sumbul Siddiqui – Cambridge City Council (reelection)

Minnesota

  • Nadia Mohamed – St. Louis Park City Council
  • Abdisalam Adam – Fridley School Board (appointed in 2018 to fill a vacant seat but elected by the public for the first time yesterday)

New Jersey

  • Jamillah Beasley – Irvington Municipal Council (reelection)
  • Mustafa Al-Mutazzim Brent – East Orange City Council (reelection)
  • Denise Sanders – Teaneck Board of Education (reelection)
  • Raghib Muhammad – Montgomery Township Board of Education
  • Adnan Zakaria – Prospect Park City Council (reelection)
  • Esllam Zakaria – Prospect Park Board of Education (reelection)

Ohio

  • Omar Tarazi – Hilliard City Council

Pennsylvania

  • Omar Sabir – Philadelphia City Commission

Virginia

  • Buta Biberaj – Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Ghazala Hashmi – Senate District 10
  • Babur Lateef – Prince William County School Board (reelection)
  • Harris Mahedavi – Loudon County School Board
  • Abrar Omeish – Fairfax County School Board
  • Sam Rasoul – House of Delegates District 11 (reelection)
  • Ibraheem Samirah – House of Delegates District 86 (reelection)
  • Lisa Zargarpur – Prince William County School Board

Washington

  • Turan Kayaoglu – Puyallup School Board
  • Zahra Roach – Pasco City Council

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Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.

Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos.

Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East.

The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection.


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In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world.

So why, then, are two of the top three Democratic presidential contenders—Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—either overtly or implicitly running on socialist agendas? Why are the heartthrobs of American progressives—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.—calling for socialist redistributionist schemes?

Why do polls show that a majority of American millennials have a favorable view of socialism?

There are lots of catalysts for the new socialism.

Massive immigration is changing the demography of the United States. The number of foreign-born U.S. residents and their children has been estimated at almost 60 million, or about 1 in 5 U.S. residents. Some 27% of California residents were born outside of America.

Many of these immigrants flee from poor areas of Latin America, Mexico, Africa, and Asia that were wrecked by statism and socialism. Often, they arrive in the U.S. unaware of economic and political alternatives to state socialism.

When they reach the U.S.—often without marketable skills and unable to speak English—many assume that America will simply offer a far better version of the statism from which they fled. Consequently, many take for granted that government will provide them an array of social services, and they become supportive of progressive socialism.

Another culprit for the new socialist craze is the strange leftward drift of the very wealthy in Silicon Valley, in corporate America and on Wall Street.

Some of the new progressive rich feel guilty about their unprecedented wealth. So they champion redistribution as the sort of medieval penance that alleviates guilt.

Yet the influential and monied classes usually are so well off that higher taxes hardly affect them. Instead, redistributionist taxation hurts the struggling middle classes.

In California, it became hip for wealthy leftists to promote socialism from their Malibu, Menlo Park, or Mill Valley enclaves—while still living as privileged capitalists. Meanwhile, it proved nearly impossible for the middle classes of Stockton and Bakersfield to cope with the reality of crushing taxes and terrible social services.

From 2008 to 2017, the now-multimillionaire Barack Obama, first as candidate and then as president, used all sorts of cool socialist slogans, from “spread the wealth around” and “now is not the time to profit” to “you didn’t build that” and “at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Universities bear much of the blame. Their manipulation of the federal government to guarantee student loans empowered them to jack up college costs without any accountability. Liberal college administrators and faculty did not care much when graduates left campus poorly educated and unable to market their expensive degrees.

More than 45 million borrowers now struggle with nearly $1.6 trillion in collective student debt, with climbing interest. That indebtedness has delayed—or ended—the traditional forces that encourage conservatism and traditionalism, such as getting married, having children, and buying a home.

Instead, a generation of single, childless, and mostly urban youth feels cheated that their high-priced degrees did not earn them competitive salaries. Millions of embittered college graduates will never be able to pay off what they owe—and want some entity to pay off their debts.

In paradoxical fashion, teenagers were considered savvy adults who were mature enough to take on gargantuan loans. But they were also treated like fragile preteens who were warned that the world outside their campus sanctuaries was downright mean, sexist, racist, homophobic, and unfair.

Finally, doctrinaire Republicans for decades mouthed orthodoxies of free rather than fair trade. They embraced the idea of creative destruction of industries, but without worrying about the real-life consequences for the unemployed in the hollowed-out, red-state interior.

Add up a lost generation of woke and broke college graduates, waves of impoverished immigrants without much knowledge of American economic traditions, wealthy advocates of boutique socialism, and asleep-at-the-wheel Republicans, and it becomes clear why historically destructive socialism is suddenly seen as cool.

Regrettably, sometimes the naive and disaffected must relearn that their pie-in-the sky socialist medicine is far worse than the perceived malady of inequality.

And unfortunately, when socialists gain power, they don’t destroy just themselves. They usually take everyone else down with them as well.

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Katie Hill Affair and its Aftermath are Signs of America’s Decline

It’s truly not shocking that a political leader would be a reprobate behind closed doors. From Caligula to the Marquis de Sade to Bill Clinton, the depraved have always been overrepresented among the ruling classes. It is for this reason that what’s even more distressing about the Katie Hill affair than what she did is the reaction to it from the broader society — including “broadminded conservatives” defending her.

Hill, the former Democrat congresswoman whose resignation from office took effect Nov. 1, certainly is our time’s Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her escapades have acquainted us with a new term, “throuple,” and she exhibited the cherished “diversity” in illicit affairs of having relations with both a man and a woman, each of whom held different underling positions. To top it off she was seen in intimate photos with a bong and the now obligatory tramp stamp (oh, yeah, sorry — “body art”).

She’s also fashionable in her lack of appropriate shame and in her externalizing; à la Monica Lewinsky, she’s blaming everyone for her scandal but herself. It’s “right-wing media,” her vindictive husband, a “misogynistic culture,” political operatives (is there Russian collusion, too?), and she has plenty of defenders.

Hill has said that none of this would be happening were she a man; commentator-cum-comedian Bill Maher chimed in and, in addition, claimed that Republicans never resign in these situations.

What a testimonial to fascist leader Benito Mussolini’s statement about how he learned, when a journalist (surprised this was his former career? LOL), that you could tell one lie one week and another two weeks later with impunity because people have short memories.

Does the name Mark Foley ring a bell? He was the GOP congressman from Florida who resigned in 2006 for transgressions similar to Hill’s; he sent inappropriate messages to male pages and allegedly had sexual contact with of-age former pages.

Then there’s Eric Massa, the Democrat congressman from upstate NY accused in 2010 of sexually harassing and groping two male staffers (he claimed they were tickle fights), who also resigned. More recently, Democrat Al Franken was washed out of the Senate in 2018 for sexual misconduct. He, Massa and Foley are men. I believe they still are. Moreover, a House rule Hill violated “was enacted last year in response to nearly a dozen male members of Congress resigning amid sexual harassment allegations” (emphasis added), reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Oh, as for Massa, Nancy Pelosi at the time called him “a very sick person” and “poor baby,” the latter sarcastically. And Katie Hill today? Pelosi says the lesson is to “be careful when transmitting photos” (be decadent, but don’t get caught).

So the truth is precisely the opposite of Hill’s claim: Were she a man, no one would even entertain her pathetic whining. In fact, she’d be called a cheatin’ dog.

But, hey, 2006 and 2010 and last year were even longer ago than two weeks back, and today’s Left is disappointed that Pelosi didn’t give Hill a “You go, girl!” The New York Times was a bit more circumspect, calling her case “complicated” and bringing to mind the apocryphal saying, “Moral issues are always complex matters — for people who have no principles.”

So I’ll enlighten the Times with the timeless. Hill claims she’s a victim of a “double standard,” but it’s her own standard. The aforementioned House rule is a #MeToo-inspired prohibition enacted late last year forbidding members from dating staffers — and Hill voted for it! She also didn’t mind piling on then-SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh with vicious value-signaling. It’s poetic that she’s been hoisted with her own petards.

What may be true is that Hill’s husband sought revenge. But so what? His possible bad motives don’t negate her bad behavior. Besides, how many political scandals aren’t exposed by people with ill intent? Did Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, have only the purest motives? People party to scandals generally aren’t beatification-ready and are often driven by a desire for personal gain or vengeance.

But what truly bodes ill for our civilization, reflecting a virtue/vice tipping point, is the increasingly common belief that there was nothing at all wrong with Hill’s actions. CNN commentator Aisha Moodie-Mills perfectly epitomized this sexual devolutionary moral relativism/nihilism, saying last Monday of Hill that there “was nothing necessarily improper about this woman living her best life” (sheesh, I’d hate to see her worst one).

Note that she didn’t say “the” or even “a” best life, which could connote an objective standard; she stated “her best life,” implying it’s all relative, a matter of taste, like eating chocolate ice cream. (Of course, the term “best” then is inappropriate. For who is to say one “taste” is better than another?)

Bespeaking more still of the tipping point, though, sadly, is that even “conservatives” now are conserving this degraded attitude. Just consider Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a generally very sane and apparently honorable man. Calling the ethics investigation into Hill “absurd,” he claimed she was targeted only for being “different.” Well, I suppose we’re all different. Foley and Massa and the Marquis de Sade were certainly different. But when those differences amount to violating both divine and worldly laws, the differences are damnable.

Gaetz tweeted Oct. 24 that the “only person who seems to have a gripe is @RepKatieHill’s soon-to-be ex,” again reflecting relativism. It’s only her ex’s “feelings” that matter — and only to him — you see, because we know feelings are real (subjective truths, anyway) while right and wrong is just a “social construct.”

Gaetz also said that the issue was “generational” (so is civilizational collapse), with other millennials sympathizing with Hill. “Who among us would look perfect if every ex leaked every photo/text?” his tweet also read. This couldn’t be more distant from the point.

There’s a lot of real estate between “perfect” and patently immoral, “perfect” and objectively unethical, “perfect” and hypocritical. Moreover, were perfection a prerequisite for upholding moral standards, we flawed humans couldn’t have any moral standards, not against lying, lewdness, rudeness, “racism” or anything else. I don’t know if you attended Sunday school, Mr. Gaetz, but we’re supposed to love the sinner but still hate the sin.

Gaetz is correct in saying that millennials (and many others) won’t take issue with Hill’s photos because compromising pictures from their past are often floating about. But here’s a little Philosophy 101: Right and wrong isn’t determined by what people, even great masses of them, have done and want to justify. Right doesn’t become wrong because wrong becomes a rite.

Man has always sinned. But civilization is maintained by repenting and changing our ways — or, at worst, sinning privately — and professing morality publically. As for dumbing down standards and leading others toward Perdition just to self-centeredly salve our feelings, this is likely a far greater sin than whatever it is we aim to justify.

But the above errors were predicted. The great G.K. Chesterton wrote in 1926 that the “next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality.” Hence our Sexual Devolution.

Chesterton also observed that the “business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.”

“Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition,” he continued. “Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.”

Face it, Katie Hill is simply very, very wrong, objectively and unchangeably. So are those who, awash in what used to be leftists’ central ism, relativism, busy themselves conserving yesterday’s liberals’ mistakes.

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Facebook’s Media Deal Will Sideline Conservative Outlets

It’s a little difficult to tea-leaf the precise motivations of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in creating agreements with news outlets that will ultimately inject millions of dollars into those failing businesses.

Social media, specifically Facebook, has eviscerated advertising revenues in traditional media outlets, particularly newspapers. Craig’s List had already drained the classified advertising revenue from newspapers and Facebook led the way in sucking gobs of display advertising away from the papers — not to mention their own marketplace taking share away from Craig’s list.

In response, newspapers have been dinosauric in their business model response, but quick to vilify Facebook for destroying the plodding business model of the venerable Fourth Estate. Of course, they never look in the mirror to see that part of the loss can be attributed to the incredibly low trust level they now earn, particularly since being unmasked as raw Democrat partisans in the age of Trump.

Further, they’ve also led the way in attacking Facebook and Zuckerberg for allowing Russian bots to “influence” the 2016 election for Trump — which of course they did not, as all reasonable people know the relative pennies spent were meaningless. But newspapers are no longer reasonable organizations, at least when it comes to covering national politics.

So it’s certainly possible that Zuckerberg is simply trying to purchase their quiet, by creating a system where they will get a share of revenue from readers consuming their content on or through Facebook. That might be too cynical. He may accept the need for a vibrant media and not recognize it is not an honest one. A combination of these motives seems the most likely.

Even Vox notes this:

“Facebook News helps Facebook not by generating revenue but by making other newspapers happy.”

Maybe more importantly for our purposes, however, these beknighted newspapers will now enjoy most favored media status on Facebook, meaning they will be part of the new Facebook News tab.

This is another cannonball to the hull of conservative media outlets trying not to be sunk to the billions of eyes on Facebook. Facebook, and even more so Twitter and Youtube, have worked to marginalize conservative outlets and individuals through shadow-banning, outright banning, disallowing ads, hiding posts and generally de-platforming. It’s one, long uphill battle because of the clear progressive Democrat orientation of Silicon Valley and the instinct of the progressive to shut down disagreeable speech.

But this new arrangement makes life even harder for conservative outlets. When Zuckerberg announced the move recently, there was literal applause from the media. My inference: the applause from media executives was about the money; the applause from the journalists was about a step toward the return of sole information proprietorship they once enjoyed.

Zuckerberg explained that Facebook will pay “partners” from a variety of mainstream outlets from traditional media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Bloomberg and the alphabet soup news networks to such egregiously online-only leftist outfits as Buzzfeed and Business Insider to publish their content. The list will also include large metro area news outlets, such as the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe and so on — which of course are all the same people. Geographic diversity, worldview unanimity.

Not surprisingly, the list includes Fox News (Rupert Murdoch has been pushing hard for this) but interestingly, it also includes Breitbart — which caused howls of derision among the media gatekeepers, claiming Breitbart is “known for pushing white nationalist talking points, conspiracy theories, and polarizing political content of dubious quality.” Pretty easy prediction: Breitbart won’t stay on the list because, as mentioned above, the progressive instinctively wants to block speech with which they disagree.

Facebook has refused to release the full list. So it’s not clear there are any other right-leaning outlets such as the Washington Examiner, New York Post, Daily Caller and Daily Wire. But it means Facebook will be shoveling money and eyeballs towards some media and not others.

While this is yet another pathway for shunting conservative news and commentary outlets, this avenue would also seem to pose a threat to Facebook. By picking and choosing certain news sources, giving them a special platform and creating a fiduciary relationship with them, the social media company may well be more vulnerable to the charge of being a publisher, and not just a platform. Such a designation change would be catastrophic for Facebook.

But by appeasing the media, it may take some of the political heat off the publishing charge, allowing Facebook to continue doing business with its 1.6 billion daily users and hundreds of thousands of advertisers.

In Facebook’s media deal, Facebook wins, mainstream media wins. Conservative media, not so clear, but the red flags are everywhere.

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Koch Money Funds Open Borders Agenda: Attempts to Sway Supreme Court!

Everyone knows that George Soros funds Leftwing causes and is a proponent of open borders, but even as the Koch brothers (David Koch died this year) have been tagged as the conservative movements money bags, not everyone knows the Kochs have pushed the immigration issue on the same side as Soros and his ilk.

Freedom Partners, my foot! The Left paints the Koch family as the boogeymen on the right. But, make no mistake they are on the same side as George Soros on the most important issue of all time for the survival of America—immigration.

Maybe it happened in your state, but about 8 years ago or so, Americans for Prosperity (Koch creation) came on the scene in Maryland and initially Tea Party groups were thrilled to have a well-funded ally—that is, until it became clear that the subject of immigration (the hottest issue in Maryland at that time) was off the table.

Now comes news that the Koch name is front and center in support of the so-called ‘Dreamers’ as Trump’s effort to dismantle an Obama era executive order that gave amnesty to scores of ‘children’ (not adults) who came to America illegally were given permission to stay and work in America (of course the plan is to eventually give them citizenship and voting rights) goes to the Supreme Court.

Koch’s interest is financial as the subject of labor, and lots of it, is the driving force behind much of the Open Borders movement’s agenda.  Humanitarian lingo is a shield they hide behind!

Here is The Hill:

Koch groups take immigration art exhibit to DC ahead of DACA hearing at Supreme Court

The top nonprofit groups affiliated with conservative mega-donor Charles Koch are unveiling a pop-up art exhibit in Washington, D.C., meant to extol the benefits of immigration.

The “Common Ground” exhibit comes ahead of a Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearing on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

It features nine doors with life-size video screens that show different aspects of immigrant life in the United States.

The exhibit is being brought to Washington by Stand Together, the main nonprofit arm of the Koch network, in conjunction with Americans for Prosperity and the Libre Institute, also nonprofit groups within the Koch orbit.

The exhibit will open Tuesday in Washington’s renovated Wharf area, after showings at Nashville’s Politicon and Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

It shows nine aspects of immigrant life, starting with a door titled “Meet Dreamers,” in allusion to DACA recipients, commonly known as “Dreamers.”

Dreamers are on the forefront of the immigration debate as the Supreme Court gears up for the Nov. 12 hearing, where it will decide on the legality of President Trump’s 2017 order to revoke the Obama-era program.

Under DACA, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as minors, registered, paid a fee and passed a background check were given a reprieve from deportation and permission to work in the country. Those permits are renewable every two years.

The program was meant as a bridge while Congress legislated a permanent solution for Dreamers.

Trump in September 2017 canceled the program, arguing President Obama had overreached and single-handedly legislated on immigration by granting work permits in addition to deferred action on deportation.

And, for you, the worker whose salaries are kept low by a steady supply of cheap immigrant labor, or you whose community is destroyed by diversity, or you, taxpayers, who pay for welfare benefits and health care for Koch/Soros workers and non-workers, there are no money bags supporting your side of the argument.

There is only the President.

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Staying in Paris Agreement Would Have Cost Families $20K

Editor’s note: The U.S. just took a new, major step to leaving the Paris Agreement, a climate change deal between several countries. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Today the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States submitted formal notification of its withdrawal to the United Nations. The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification.”

Pompeo added in his statement, made late Monday:

As noted in his June 1, 2017 remarks, President [Donald] Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the agreement. The United States has reduced all types of emissions, even as we grow our economy and ensure our citizens’ access to affordable energy.  Our results speak for themselves:  U.S. emissions of criteria air pollutants that impact human health and the environment declined by 74% between 1970 and 2018. U.S. net greenhouse gas emissions dropped 13% from 2005-2017, even as our economy grew over 19 percent.

Here’s a version of a previously published article from Heritage Foundation researcher Nick Loris on why the Paris Agreement wouldn’t significantly affect the climate—but would cost America jobs and would hurt some families’ incomes.


The demand for socialism is on the rise from young Americans today. But is socialism even morally sound? Find out more now >>


President Donald Trump is right to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. While the climate is indeed changing and human activity is playing a role, the chances of looming climate catastrophe are simply unrealistic and not grounded in reality.

But even granting such a looming catastrophe, the Paris Agreement itself would do little to alter the climate. To have any impact whatsoever on climate, the entire world would either have to quickly change the way it consumes energy or simply remain undeveloped. Both options are devoid of reality.

While many countries are rapidly expanding their use of renewable power, forecasts indicate that coal, oil, and natural gas will continue to provide the overwhelming majority of the world’s energy needs well into the future. For developing countries, the highest priorities are to reduce energy poverty and improve living standards.

Those who are clamoring for action on climate change are the ones who should actually be most upset with what a sham the Paris Agreement is. It’s been celebrated as a breakthrough achievement of the world’s developed and developing countries coming together, but it is anything but that.

With no enforcement mechanisms in place and no repercussions for failing to meet emissions reduction targets, countries are essentially free to do whatever they want, meaning they will continue on their business-as-usual trajectory without making any changes. China, for instance, can peak its emissions in 2030 even though projections have its peak emissions falling before that year.

India, for its part, has pledged to reduce its emissions levels, or cut its ratio of carbon emissions to gross domestic product. That ratio may well go down so long as carbon emissions rise at a slower rate than GDP, but carbon emissions will keep rising all the same.

Actually, India committed to emissions reductions that are less than what the country would achieve if it continues on the same track it is currently on today. In other words, it set the bar so low that it can continue along its businesses-as-usual trajectory of emissions intensity and come out looking like a climate hero.

As the Manhattan Institute’s Oren Cass wrote, “It’s easy to slim down to 180 pounds, if you weigh 175 to begin with.”

Pakistan was more honest than most about its emissions prospects, stating bluntly, “Given the future economic growth and associated growth in the energy sector, the peaking of emissions in Pakistan is expected to take place much beyond the year 2030. An exponential increase of [greenhouse gas] emissions for many decades is likely to occur before any decrease in emissions can be expected.”

Global compliance with the Paris Agreement has been nothing short of abysmal. In fact, most nations will soon fail to meet the deadlines they agreed to.

The original hope that each nation’s contribution might somehow push other countries to “do more” is not playing out. This deal was a hodgepodge of arbitrarily defined commitments with no enforcement mechanism. It was doomed from the start.

Following through with the Obama administration’s commitments would impose clear economic harm on the U.S. by driving energy prices higher—and that’s just a small part of the overall cost. Americans would pay more for food, health care, education, clothes, and every other good and service that requires energy.

These higher costs would be spread across the entire economy and would shrink overall economic growth and employment. Heritage Foundation analysts estimated that the regulations required to meet the Obama administration’s commitments would impose the following costs by 2035:

  • An overall loss of nearly 400,000 jobs, half of which would be in manufacturing.
  • A average total income loss of more than $20,000 for a family of four.
  • An aggregate GDP loss of over $2.5 trillion.

Other countries would continue getting a free pass under the agreement, but if the U.S. signed back on, one can be sure that environmental activist lawsuits would make sure the U.S. kept its obligations.

To make matters worse, the climate regulations encompassing the U.S. target may not even achieve the desired results and would require additional regulations. And that would just be the beginning. The Paris Agreement requires ever-increasing targets as time goes on, which would further increase the cost of compliance. These efforts would return us to the same costly and ineffective policies that the current administration is unwinding.

Congress should instead advance pragmatic policies that will actually drive innovation in energy and environmental protection.

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Nicolas Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Read his research.Twitter: .

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Is socialism really morally sound?

The researchers at The Heritage Foundation have put together a guide to help you and our fellow Americans better understand the 9 Ways That Socialism Will Morally Bankrupt America.

They’re making this guide available to all readers of The Daily Signal for free today!

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This is us! A person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than someone under 35.

This commentary was received from a longtime international friend of ours. A thoughtful commentary indeed:

The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday. They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and have grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science, which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.

We know the words to the “Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.” You youngsters have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it; no jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty, and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2016 we took back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like, but we get where we’re going, and in 2020 we’re going to the polls again by the millions.

So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Gray-Haired Brigade.”

Footnote: This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.

Can you feel the ground shaking??? It’s not an earthquake, it is a:

STAMPEDE!!!!

You and I are Members.

In God we STILL trust!

VIDEO: Leaked ABC News Insider Recording EXPOSES #EpsteinCoverup “We had Clinton, We had Everything”

Project Veritas posted the above video and following commentary on the #EpsteinCoverup.

New York, NY: Today’s new video reveals how an ABC Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor, and 20/20 Co-Anchor had significant information regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes years ago but was told by her superiors that the network would not run the story.

Some of the key findings of today’s video:

• “I’ve Had This Story for Three Years… (ABC) Would Not Put It on The Air” says Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor, and 20/20 Co-Anchor Amy Robach. “It Was Unbelievable… We Had – Clinton, We Had Everything…” • Robach: “We Had Her Whole Allegations About Prince Andrew…I Got a Little Concerned About Why I Couldn’t Get On.”

• Amy Robach Describes How She Interviewed a Woman Who Had the Courage to Come Forward “Years” Ago About Epstein: “She Had Pictures, She Had Everything. She Was in Hiding for Twelve Years. We Convinced Her to Come Out. We Convinced Her to Talk to Us.”

• Robach Details ABC’s Initial Response to Her: “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No One Knows Who That is. This is a Stupid Story

• Robach: “Now it’s All Coming Out … I Freaking Had All Of It…” (New York, NY) Newly revealed footage leaked by an ABC insider has exposed how network executives rejected allegations against Jeffrey Epstein years ago, even though there was content regarding the merit of those claims in-hand.

Amy Robach, ‘Good Morning America’ Co-Host and Breaking News Anchor at ABC, explains how a witness came forward years ago with information pertaining to Epstein, but Disney-owned ABC News refused to air the material for years. Robach vents her anger in a “hot mic” moment with an off-camera producer, explaining that ABC quashed the story in it’s early stages. “I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts (Now Virginia Guiffre) [alleged Epstein victim].

We would not put it on the air. Um, first of all, I was told “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein. No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

She continues, “The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.” Robach goes on to express she believes that Epstein was killed in prison saying, “So do I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do…He made his whole living blackmailing people… Yup, there were a lot of men in those planes. A lot of men who visited that Island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.”

Robach repeats a prophetic statement purportedly made by Attorney Brad Edwards “…[T]here will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known,” and Disgustedly Robach states “I had it all three years ago.” Project Veritas intends to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media.

We encourage that Brave insiders at these organizations come forward with any information they have, so that the public knows what is really going on within these media companies.

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Calling All Rosa Parks Americans

The insanity going on before our very eyes regarding Democrats’ and fake news medias’ latest campaign to impeach Trump over nonsense is infuriating millions of Americans. It is the equivalent of Adam Schiff flooding the airwaves with the lie that Trump stole his car and must be impeached for it. Meanwhile, Schiff’s car is parked untouched in his driveway for all the world to see. Ignoring the truth that Schiff’s car was not stolen, Democrats and fake news media cart out a dozen witnesses (whistle-blowers) who claim they saw Trump commit the crime.

This is exactly what is going on with Schiff’s outrageous claim that Trump committed impeachable crimes during his phone call with the Ukraine president. Schiff publicly read a bogus version of the conversation between Trump and the president of Ukraine. Trump brilliantly countered Schiff’s lie by releasing the actual transcript of their phone call. Ignoring the actual transcript, Democrats and their fake news media cheering section are still promoting the false narrative 24/7 that Trump must be impeached for what Schiff claims Trump said on the phone call. This is in-our-face arrogant corruption.

Behaviorally, Schiff, Democrats and fake news media are saying we’re kickin’ your president out of office and there ain’t nothing you smelly Walmart-shopping Trump voters can do about it.

I received an expletive-filled ranting phone call from a businessman friend in California. He was livid watching Pelosi, Schiff and their fake news media minions on TV arrogantly promoting a false picture of Trump while seeming to get away with it. He kept screaming, where are the ******* Republicans on our side who are fighting back? I talked him down from throwing a brick through his TV. My friend’s frustration and anger is felt by millions; outraged that Democrats and fake news media are attempting to use nonsense to disenfranchise them, reversing their decision to elect Trump.

The Democrat Party, fake news media, ANTIFA, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQ enforcers are nothing more than anti-American and anti-Christian hate groups. They have launched a no-holds-barred war on traditional Americans. They have zero tolerance for any opposition to them transforming America. Along with social and financial destruction, opposing them could cost you your life.

Black civil rights hero Rosa Parks was an excellent example of courage. Tired after a long day at work, Rosa took a seat in the front of the public transit bus, ignoring the mandate that blacks must sit in the back. When ordered to give up her seat to a white passenger, Rosa said, no. Folks, we need thousands of Rosa Parks Americans who refuse to be bullied by the anti-American mob.

I salute Jaelene Hinkle, an outspoken Christian on the US national soccer team. Jaelene is a perfect example of the courage we need to see displayed across America. When ordered to wear a “rainbow” jersey honoring homosexual pride, Jaelene said, no. Wisely, Jaelene said, “If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.”

Courageous outraged parents across America are protesting drag queens reading homosexual indoctrination stories to their kids in public libraries. So what does Kaiser Permanente do? They featured a drag queen reading to children in their commercial. Why would Kaiser do that considering that you could fit all the drag queens in America in a phone booth? Clearly, this is another major corporation saying, screw you, mainstream Americans. In essence, Kaiser is saying, we’re cramming the normalization of debauchery down your throats whether you like it or not.

For years, I warned of LGBTQ enforcers’ hidden scheme to force us to celebrate their anti-biblical lifestyle, while portraying themselves as victims who only desire tolerance. People laughed and called me paranoid. Today, if Democrats win the presidency, HR 5, the deceptively named “Equality Act”, will become law. It mandates that every American kneel in worship to LGBTQ perversion. Christians are already being thrown into jail and run out-of-business for saying no to LGBTQ enforcers demanding that they betray Jesus.

LGBTQ enforcers ignore dozens of bakeries who would gladly make a cake for their same sex wedding. They bang on the door of the Christian baker and demand that he bake the cake for their homosexual wedding or suffer dire consequences. Obviously, this is not about acquiring a cake. It is about punishing and forcing Christians to surrender to their LGBTQ false god. Because of its condemnation of homosexuality, legislation is underway to ban the Bible by declaring it hate speech.

Nervous Nancy Pelosi knows she cannot successfully impeach Trump. She would need the votes of 67 senators and that ain’t happenin’. So her game plan is to use her fake news media minions to deceive the American people. They will promote the lie 24/7 that Trump has been or should be impeached. Pelosi hopes to kill Trump’s presidency via death by a thousand cuts.

Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics said, “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” In other words, leadership flows from the top down. Trump is a leader like no politician before him. His courage should inspire all of us who love our country to courageously stand up for principles and values which have made her great. Just say no to anti-Christian and anti-American traitor’s bullying demands. Spread the good news about what Trump has done and is doing to keep America great.

My enraged California friend passionately said, “We must save our president!” I am doing my part by writing articles, campaigning for Republican candidates, and touring singing my new Trump Train 2020 song. I guarantee my song will pump you up!

Even More Political Correctness

For some time we have witnessed how political correctness has affected our speech, manners, even our senses of humor and history. We are asked to forget everything taught to us as it was undeniably wrong, at least according to the far left. Normally, such antics would be dismissed as silly, but then again, there is a subliminal agenda underway here. Two recent examples remind us of how strange it is becoming.

For many years, the expression “okay” was considered a quick way to verify something was satisfactory and ready to go. The question, “Are you okay?” would normally be answered with a thumbs-up gesture or the “OK” symbol expressed by holding up your hand and having the tip of the index finger touch the tip of the thumb. The people at NASA used it for years during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, not to mention the Space Shuttle and other programs. The expression became so popular, just about everyone used it in all walks of life.

This all changed recently as “OK” is now considered an expression of racism, and as iconic as the one finger salute. Today, the Left contends the hand gesture is a symbol of “White Power” as the three fingers are alleged to represent a “W” (for White), and the thumb/index finger connection represents a “P” (for Power); “White Power.” I don’t know who exactly dreamed this one up, but it is a real stretch of the imagination to do so.

We may laugh at the use of this symbol as a mark of white supremacy, but an actor at Universal Orlando didn’t find it amusing when it cost him his job. The actor, who remains unidentified, was dressed in character and made the “OK” symbol while standing behind the back of a biracial girl in a photo on the set of a movie. Universal confirms the story. In addition, the Anti-Defamation League updated its data base of hate symbols last week with the “OK” gesture.

Frankly, I never realized NASA was so racist. 😉

Next, we recently learned the use of mathematics is racist. Calling it “Weapons of Math Destruction,” Dr. Cathy O’Neil, a mathematician from Harvard, contends math, particularly statistics, has been used extensively to regulate blacks by whites. As such, math is used for discrimination and therefore is evil. She explains this in a recent YouTube video. This one is particularly hard to swallow, maybe it is her green hair that is at the root of all this.

 

I saw an interview on Tucker Carlson recently where another liberal defended the notion of math being used for racist purposes, but took it further by contending all whites are, by definition, racists. I was confused by this as she was white as well. Perhaps she meant all liberals are nuts for suggesting such an idea.

All of these taboos are getting out of hand and I wonder when it will ever stop. Probably never.

The next thing you will hear is that expressions such as “please” and “thank you” denotes racism as it suggests subservient behavior towards others thereby creating a master/slave relationship. In this case, they are mistaking simple manners with racism.

So, is political correctness “OK” with you? Oy!

Also see: “More Political Correctness Run Amok” (Oct 23, 2018)

Keep the Faith!

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