ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA NIXES TRUMP AD ABOUT DANGEROUS CARAVAN: Is there really no difference between a house-guest and a burglar?

On Monday November 5, 2018, NBC news posted a report, NBC, Fox News pull Trump immigration ad, Facebook blocks paid promotion. The online article included a tweet from Donald Trump, Jr which included a supposedly racist ad.

The article began with these two paragraphs:

NBC and Fox News said on Monday morning that they would no longer air an immigration ad from President Donald Trump that has been widely derided as racially divisive.

“After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” said Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for NBC’s advertising sales department.

The article included this statement:

Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, tweeted that NBC, CNN and Facebook “have chosen to stand” with undocumented immigrants.

By standing with illegal aliens, these “news” organizations that refuse to make a clear distinction between lawful immigrants and illegal aliens have turned their backs on lawful immigrants and have harmed their reputation in the eyes of the American public.

We may be a “nation of immigrants” but we most certainly are not a nation of trespassers.

I urge you to watch the video. It simply references an illegal alien who killed two police officers in the United States and, in court, laughingly laments that he did not kill more cops! The commercial then shows the caravan heading to the United States and ends with President Trump promising to stop this invasion.

The preface of the official report 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel begins with this paragraph:

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.

The local CBS radio station in New York City covered the report about the Trump ad by claiming that it reinforced negative stereotypes about immigrants.

On November 3, 2018 that local radio station (News Radio 880) posted an article, “Migrants In Caravan Respond To Trump: ‘We Are Not Killers,’” which reported on how many in the caravan were fleeing poverty in their home countries and gang violence.

One of the members of the caravan, identified as Marta Cuellos, a 40-year-old from Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, was quoted in the article:

Cuellos said she owned a cantina back home in Honduras but left because she could no longer make rent and was being harassed by police. She persuaded her 35-year-old sister to join her on the trip, and said the only thing they want is work and a better life in the United States. It’s her second attempt. She first crossed into the U.S. seven years ago but was deported last year.

The article blithely ignored that under the provisions of federal immigration statute 8 U.S. Code § 1326 an alien who is deported from the United States and then returns without authorization is committing a felony that carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison. However, if that alien has committed serious crimes, the penalty for unauthorized re-entry carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. Cuellos never explained the grounds for her previous deportation, but in any event, what the media neglected to report was that she was heading to the United States to commit a crime, the crime of illegal re-entry.

Cuellos is certainly not the only alien in the caravan who was previously deported. In fact, on November 2, 2018 I was a guest on Dana Loesch’s, NRA-TV program Relentless to discuss the supposed “caravan of migrants” heading north from Central America to the United States.

My segment on Dana’s show began with an alien in the caravan being interviewed, during which he confessed to having been previously deported from the United States because he had been convicted of attempted murder in the third degree. He claimed that his purpose for joining the caravan was to come back to the United States to seek a pardon!

I recently wrote an article about the caravan with the unambiguous title, “The Threats Posed By The Impending Invasion.”

That article included this paragraph:

Nearly a year ago I wrote an article, “New York City: Hub For The Deadly Drug Trade, wherein I discussed the fact that the only reason that the Mexican drug cartels had decided to make the City of New York their central hub for their drug trafficking operations on the east coast was due, in large measure, to the sanctuary policies of New York City.

My article focused heavily on the drug smuggling activities of the Mexican Drug Cartels, particularly El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel, and how NYC’s “Sanctuary” policies emboldened the cartels to turn NYC into a major hub for drug trafficking notwithstanding the fact that the NYPD is the largest, best-equipped and -trained police departing in the United States.

Ironically, even as NBC and other mainstream news outlets derided President Trump’s ad and his public statements about the threats that illegal immigration pose to the United States, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged leader of the highly violent Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel, was brought from his jail cell in lower Manhattan to the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn to begin the process of jury selection for his trial for a laundry list of felonies pertaining to drug trafficking and violent crimes he is alleged to have committed in the United States in furtherance of his criminal enterprises here.

The November 4, 2018 NBC reportNotorious ‘El Chapo’ Trial Begins in NYC Monday, begins with this excerpt:

He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States, even pulling off running the massive operation from behind bars. That’s when he wasn’t busy escaping from jail — twice.

The almost-mythical criminal pedigree of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was extradited in 2017 to face U.S. drug conspiracy charges, has sparked security concerns at his upcoming New York City trial that at times have drawn as much attention as the case’s sensational allegations.

The article also reported:

FORTIFYING THE COURTHOUSE

At pretrial hearings leading to the trial, heavily armed federal officers and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolled outside. Anyone trying to attend the hearings was put through airport-style metal detectors at the courthouse entrance and at the door of the courtroom itself.

The judge also agreed with prosecutors that the jury for the case should be kept anonymous, a measure typical in terrorism or mob cases where jury intimidation is a concern.

No one’s hiding the ominous nature of the case from potential jurors. Questions for them on an initial screening form ask if they’ve ever heard of “El Chapo” along with, “Have you, or has anyone close to you, ever felt fearful of or threatened by people who you thought were associated with drug crimes?”

Jurors also will be escorted to and from the courthouse by federal officers and sequestered from the public while inside. As a reason, the judge cited prosecutors’ contention that Guzman’s cartel “employs ‘sicarios,’ or hit men, who carried out hundreds of acts of violence, including murders, assaults and kidnappings.”

There are clear and well-founded concerns that cartel hitmen or “sicarios” have been able to infiltrate the United States to do El Chapo’s bidding. It is almost a certainty that any such criminals would have entered the United States by running the U.S./Mexican border and entering the United States without inspection.

All of the cocaine and other drugs “imported” into the United States by the Sinaloa Cartel were smuggled here by various means. However, the most likely means would be to smuggle them across the U.S./Mexican border.

Yet when President Trump insists that our borders, particularly the dangerous U.S./Mexican border, need to be secured to prevent the entry of members of the drug cartels, transactional gangs and international terrorist organizations, he is accused by the media as well as by his political adversaries of creating bad stereotypes about “immigrants.”

The media and politicians who refuse to make a clear distinction between lawful immigrants and illegal aliens are actually responsible for discrediting lawful immigrants who patiently wait their turn on line and submit themselves to scrutiny in the lawful immigration process that, each and every year, generously admits approximately one million new lawful immigrants and immediately places them on the pathway to U.S. citizenship.

As I have noted on many, many occasions for the sake of clarity, the difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is comparable to the difference between a houseguest and a burglar.

The title of my recent article will serve as the summation for my article: “Trump Connects The Dots On Dangers Of Illegal Immigration.” But the Left attacks him for the picture it creates.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine. It is republished with permission.

Non-Citizens Voting in Texas? “We got TONS of them” Says Election Official on Undercover Video

Project Veritas has released undercover video exposing how election officials in Austin, Texas permit non-citizens to vote.

While speaking to an undercover journalist, several election officials explain how non-citizens can vote in Texas:

  • Undercover journalist, “I told him it does not matter that he’s not a citizen, as long as he’s registered.”
  • Election official: “Yeah. If he’s registered, he can vote.”
  • Another election official: it’s actually quite common for non-citizens to vote, “we got TONS of them.”

We are on the ground scouting voter fraud tips. If you see something, please send us a secure note at VeritasTips@protonmail.com

View the video HERE.

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Keeping Our Eye on the Prize

Keep your eye on the prize and run to win! That was Paul’s charge to the Corinthians in pursuing the call of God upon their lives. Knowing their love of sports, he told them they should run with the same determination, discipline, and focus that they would use to win the prize in the Isthmian games held in Corinth. Paul’s appeal to these qualities in the pursuit of what should be our ultimate goal, living life by God’s design, only serves to underscore the importance of these characteristics to success in any undertaking that is worth pursuing.

In America today, determination, discipline, and focus are also what is required to continue on our current path of restoring the core values that built a great and prosperous country. In particular, we have seen the end to eight years of a withering assault on religious freedom, an issue that motivated voters in the 2016 election.

A clarion call to respect people of faith and our First Freedom — religious liberty — could not come at a better time as we mourn as a nation the loss of life in Pittsburgh where a man allegedly motivated by hatred against Jewish people committed an act of violence.

That barbarism illustrates why respect for people of faith and protection of religious liberty is so important, especially after years of marginalization by the last administration.

The anti-faith attacks could be seen most clearly in our own government prosecuting nuns, who were aiding the least of these, for refusing to violate their religious beliefs and fund contraceptives, including abortifacients, in their health care plans.

There were also the cases of Soldiers, Airmen, Coastguardsmen and Marines punished for seeking to live out their religious faith in the most basic ways, like having a Bible on their desk or chaplains like Wes Modder being removed from his command for counseling according to the principles of his biblical faith.

We witnessed small business owners like Don Vander Boon, whose family owns a meat packing facility in Michigan, told by agents of the federal government that he had to remove Bible-based articles from his breakroom where employees gathered, or the government would shut their business down.

But stopping this prejudice is only the first step to righting our course. It will take a concerted and consistent effort to rebuild respect for America’s First Freedom throughout the ranks of a government, which the previous administration had mobilized to attack.

Less than two years in office, the Trump administration is restoring religious liberty. In May of 2017, President Trump issued an executive order directing the Department of Justice to ensure all federal agencies were protecting and promoting religious freedom. Despite tremendous opposition from leftist groups that are suing the DOJ and other agencies to hinder or stop the effort, the restoration of our First Freedom continues.

For the first time in a long time, religious freedom has also become a priority in U.S. foreign policy, most notably demonstrated in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Just three months into his post, he hosted the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, attended by leaders from over 80 different nations.

It is essential to each individual American, especially to Christians who are called to follow the teaching of Scripture no matter what they do: “whether eating or drinking, do all to the glory of God.” This understanding that religious freedom is the ability to live every aspect of our lives according to our faith is deeply rooted in what historians describe as America’s Protestant work ethic, which has led to unparalleled productivity and prosperity, as work is an act of worship done in service to God.

French historian Alexis De Tocqueville, in his historical analysis of America’s growing prosperity in the 1800’s, made clear that the foundation and anchor for democracy and prosperity in America was the Christian faith pioneered by the Puritans. In other words, America didn’t create religious freedom; religious freedom created America.

Many will be quick to try and dismiss the connection between religious freedom, economic prosperity and social stability, but a growing body of academic research shows the correlation. Indeed, a study by the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation reports that “religion contributes $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, more than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology U.S. companies including Apple, Amazon and Google.”

Is it a coincidence that as religious freedom is being promoted and protected again in America, our economy is growing and unemployment is shrinking to historic lows? Maybe, but economic growth and prosperity cannot be long sustained without religious freedom. And for religious freedom to impact the economy, it has to be an individual freedom that permeates all aspects of society. The mere freedom of worship, which seeks to quarantine the practice of one’s faith within the walls of a church, is not authentic religious freedom.

The Trump administration has done more to restore religious freedom than any other administration since the steady assault began over a half century ago. This election is about whether or not we continue on a path that restores America’s First Freedom, which is foundational to genuinely making America great again. We must be disciplined in systematically pursuing those policies that will restore religious freedom and stay focused on the prize — one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

For more motivation heading into Tuesday, check out this op-ed by FRC’s Patrina Mosley and David Closson, “For Christians, Voting Is Not an Option. It’s a Divine Calling.”


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


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EDITORS NOTE: This column with images is republished with permission.

The Question Before Us Today.

Once again, we find ourselves at a midterm election, and once again, the nation is at an impasse.  Essentially we are confronted with a referendum on two alternative and incompatible visions for the future of our nation.

On the one hand, we have the followers of Donald Trump.  Take away what you feel about Donald Trump himself, his tweets, his comments. . . his quips.  The fact is that certain people placed him in power, and those people believe in certain things.  If you support Donald Trump or the candidates in his camp, you are supporting the aspirations and dreams of this group of Americans.

These are people who believe that the United States is the greatest country in the world.  They believe this status carries with it certain responsibilities.  Those include an affirmative leadership role globally.

They also believe the United States is truly exceptional, not because of a shared ethnicity since the country certainly does not have that, but because of a certain set of circumstances that made this country an exception to all others.  They believe it is the human spirit that drives greatness, freedom, and success.  They believe that the more government gets the hell out of the people’s lives, the better off the people are, and the better off the government and the nation is.

The great flag bearers of this philosophy are people like, Mark Levin, John Bolton, Rush Limbaugh, and Ben Shapiro.

On the other, we have the followers of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.  Once again, remove from the analysis whatever feelings you may have towards Sanders or Clinton.  Instead, think of the things the people who put them in positions of authority believe. These folks are not the Democrats of old.  They are not the people who, like John F. Kennedy, asked not what their country could do for them, but what they could do for their country.  These people are totally different.

They don’t believe that there are problems plaguing the nation.  Rather, they believe the country is the problem.  They believe the United States is the great promoter of injustice.  This is because they America is a flawed state; from its inception!

They believe that the United States is the greatest fomenter of evil in the world today.  They believe that so many of the world’s injustices; poverty, famine, disease, and even the future decline in the health of the planet itself is to a great extent the result of the presence and actions of the United States.  They believe that because the United States has achieved a certain amount of stability and wealth, it must now give most of it up to the rest of the world.

The people in this camp believe it is appropriate to suspend due process because of the many injustices the United States has itself perpetrated in the past.
They believe in socialism, wealth distribution, and in the inherent evil of their opponents.  They believe that each and every one of you is responsible for the health of all those around you, and you should pay for it.

They believe that every majority group is inherently hateful, or at least unjust, towards every minority.  For this reason, they claim others as being racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobes at will.

This group’s flag bearers are Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joaquin Castro, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Mazie Hirono, and George Soros.

And there you have it; the two directions being offered to the American public.

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a stark dichotomy between the two groups hoping to lead our country, and today, each group is asking you to help it take the nation in the direction it believes is better for the nation and the world.  Each is trying to convince you that theirs is the better way.

The question you need to answer is which vision do you believe is better?  Your response is fundamentally important to our nation’s future.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is by Emily Morter on Unsplash.

THE PURGE: Banned on Facebook! No HONEST Discussion Allowed!

Tom Trento, Laura Loomer, Damon Rosen, and J Mark Campbell were “LIVE” today, Monday, Nov 5th, to discuss the 2018 election, the Socialist Democrat candidates, and the BANNING that is happening to ANYONE Conservative!

Within about 20 minutes… picture was scrambled and the LIVE video feed was shutdown by Facebook! Censorship SUPREME!

Where is the Conservative Voice able to SPEAK THE TRUTH? America needs a new Conservative platform for honest discussion!

EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is by Glen Carrie on Unsplash.

Student arrested, charged with battery after confrontation with College Republicans

  • Florida State University police arrested and charged a student who allegedly assaulted at least one College Republican at a tabling event.
  • The student, Shelby Anne Shoup, threw her drink on at least one College Republican member and kicked over a sign.

Police at a Florida university have arrested a student who allegedly assaulted at least one College Republican, according to a Friday announcement.

Florida State University police arrested FSU student Shelby Anne Shoup after the release of a viral video in which Shoup threw her drink at a College Republican and kicked over a Ron DeSantis campaign sign.

“I hope you all realize that you are normalizing and enabling Nazis,” she said. “And you can film me, I don’t give a shit.”    

[VIDEO: Instructor arrested for attacking conservative students]

The College Republicans tabled Tuesday to educate students about the importance of voting in the midterm elections when Shoup confronted them.

“You are supporting Nazis,” the student said. “Do you know that?”

“You’re supporting communism?” a bystander asked Shoup, pointing to a pin worn by the student, which appears to depict a sickle and hammer.

“Yeah, I fucking am,” Shoup responded. “Fuck you, man.”

“Don’t pour your coffee on me,” the bystander said.

“Fuck you, I will,” Shoup said, tossing the contents of her drink, which she subsequently claimed was chocolate milk, onto the bystander. “Fuck all of you.”

“I hope you all realize that you are normalizing and enabling Nazis. And you can film me, I don’t give a shit. Listen here: eleven of my people are fucking dead this weekend,” she continued, referencing the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

“Two black people are dead in Kentucky because of fucking nationalist murderers that this normalizes,” she added, referencing the Louisville Kroger store shooting.

Shoup kicked a sign promoting Fla. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis while leaving the scene.

FSU College Republicans Vice Membership Chair Daisy Judge commented on the incident to Campus Reform.

“While handing out Trump stickers to two students, I was brashly approached by two students insinuating that we were racists for supporting  President Trump,” Judge told Campus Reform. “This escalated into the students implying that we were responsible for the shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh. The female student threw her chocolate milk on me after stating that the Republican Party and myself were Nazis for who[m] we aligned ourselves with.”

[RELATED: Female student attacked for wearing Trump hat on campus]

“As she continued to voice her opinion, she once again threw her drink on me while I continued to remain civil and explain our stance,” the vice membership chair said. “As others approached to de-escalate the situation, she threw the remainder of her drink on someone else [at the beginning of the video] due to them pointing out that she supported the Communist party. The girl then went on to hit a passing by student and to kick down our DeSantis sign.”

“FSU is a diverse community that values and respects each person,” the school posted on Twitter Friday. “FSU expects each member of the community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and obey the law. Regarding Tuesday’s incident, the individual was identified, arrested and charged with battery.”

COLUMN BY

Genesis Sanchez

GENESIS SANCHEZ

Florida Campus Correspondent

Genesis Sanchez is a Florida Campus Correspondent, and reports liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform. She studies at Tallahassee Community College and serves as a Contributing Editor at The Lone Conservative. Twitter: @GenSanchezz.

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One Last Election Surprise: Pre-Planned Media Hit Piece On Rick Scott

With the U.S. Senate in the balance, Florida’s largest newspaper chain published a last-minute hit piece on Gov. Rick Scott, an apparent attempt to undermine his campaign to unseat 46-year Washington politician Sen. Bill Nelson — the man Forbes magazine once famously depicted on their cover with, literally, an empty suit.

The pre-planned package of stories was published by GateHouse Media, which owns 21 newspapers in the state, including dailies in Jacksonville, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Daytona Beach, Panama City, Gainesville, St. Augustine and many more.

The newspapers ran an astonishingly bad piece of journalism out of the Palm Beach newsroom entitled “Florida felon voting rights: Who got theirs back under Scott” with the subhead reading “The governor restored rights to the lowest percentage of blacks, highest percentage of Republicans in 50 years.”

This came just days before Tuesday’s huge election, early enough to influence voting underway and election day, but not enough time to mount much of a pushback by the Scott campaign. It also tied in with Amendment 4, which would amend the Florida Constitution to automatically restore the voting rights of felons once they completed all of the conditions of their convictions.

It’s pretty clear from the “reporting” where the media stands on Gov. Scott and Amendment 4. The days of even pretending to hide partisanship are fading into a distant memory.

The long piece, essentially an agenda-driven package, is truly painful to read through if you are not an ardent Democrat. The reporting team draws conclusions of motivational fact on the part of Scott from nothing more than a correlation or one set of numbers significantly lacking context and the rest of the data.

For instance, one conclusion the piece draws is: “Scott’s system of restoring voting rights has for years discriminated against black felons, boosting his own political prospects and those of other Republicans throughout the state, a Palm Beach Post analysis has found.” [emphasis added]

Don’t be fooled by the word “analysis,” as though it means some green eye-shade look at the numbers. It’s not an analysis in any honest sense.

Reporters playing with statistics frequently mistake correlation with causation, sometimes out of ignorance, but often because even minor correlation can be enough for them to build their predetermined storyline.

In this case, the logic is as follows: A higher percentage of blacks than whites are arrested, so cops are racist. A higher percentage of blacks than whites are incarcerated, so the courts are racist. A higher percentage of blacks than whites are denied the restoration of voting rights, so specifically Gov. Scott is racist.

But the numbers do not show “discrimination,” which would be causal, they just show resulting numbers. Never truly asked or delved into in any of those numbers-conclusions scenarios is the bottom line question: Are a higher percentage of blacks committing crimes? That is the golden data point to be mined that the media has very little stomach for even looking at. Further in the data underlying this sentence, how many blacks requested restoration of voting rights?

The story is just riddled with truisms from Will Rogers’ observation, “There are three types of lies; lies, damned lies and statistics.” This story is chockaful of just such “statistics.”

Let’s bullet point some of their bullet points:

➞ Story: “During his nearly eight years as governor, Scott restored the voting rights of twice as many whites as blacks and three times as many white men as black men.”

Leaving aside what the felond did in the years after release — jobs, marriage, family, church, community involvement, that would suggest lifestyle stability — this bullet point sounds terrible until you read way down into the story and comb through one of the charts. Because the context for this is just during his term, and just between blacks and whites. But it turns out Scott had a higher ratio of blacks to whites than the last Democratic governor of Florida, Lawton Chiles, in the 1990s.

But that does not fit the agenda, so there was no real truthfulness of conclusions.

➞ Story: Scott restored rights to a higher percentage of Republicans and a lower percentage of Democrats than any of his predecessors since 1971.”

By a little. And, by the way, he still restored a much higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans. Again, you have to find the data box to discover this. It’s not in the narrative “analysis.”

➞ Story: Blacks accounted for 27 percent of those who had their voting rights restored despite the fact that 43 percent of those released from state prisons over the past two decades were black.”

This tells us nothing of causation. Again, as in the first bullet point above, what is causal is not the percentages but what each felon did in the years after their prison release — jobs, marriage, family, church, community, etc., that would suggest the sort of stability that a clemency board would be looking for in order to return full rights.

There is simply a lot of bad journalism in this story.

Of course, it was probably never intended to be groundbreaking investigative journalism digging into the truth. The consistently slanted “statistics” suggest the real intent was to sway votes in the midterm elections toward Sen. Bill Nelson. Between Gillum’s nomination and this story blasted across the state, it seems like that succeeded.

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

2018: As Florida Goes, So Goes The Country

It’s showtime for the 2018 midterm elections, where polls and media contend a “Blue Tide” is going to sweep across the country and the Democrats will reclaim the House of Representatives. After all, the press insists, “the party in power historically loses the midterms.” The only problem is the media has never met a president like Donald Trump, nor do they understand the country’s sense of priorities, where the citizenry prefers peace and prosperity over turmoil.

Certainly, we haven’t already forgotten how horribly wrong the media and polls got it in 2016 by picking Hillary Clinton over Mr. Trump in a runaway election? These are the same people who are now predicting the “Blue Tide.” Frankly, they are as wrong as they were in 2016.

In 2016, I accurately predicted the outcome of the election, not because I am a polling genius or possess some sixth-sense intuition, but because I simply studied the early voting data in Florida and saw the Republicans rallying to victory. I also knew Florida was an important swing state and realized, as Florida goes, so goes the country. I believe this remains true in 2018. In other words, I have found the early voting data produced by the Florida Division of Elections to be much more reliable than any poll I have come across.

Before we examine the 2018 Florida data, here are some assumptions I have learned over the years:

  1. Republicans tend to cast more Mail-In votes (Absentee) than Democrats.
  2. Democrats typically cast more Early-Voting votes than Republicans.
  3. Democrats do less voting in Midterm elections than in presidential years.
  4. Republicans tend to cast more votes on election day than Democrats.
  5. There are more registered Democrat voters in Florida as opposed to Republican voters, yet Republicans are more inclined to vote.
  6. Independent voters are a key factor. Whoever sways independents, wins the election.
  7. The majority of votes cast are during pre-voting, not on election day. (Typically 70% vote early, and 30% vote on election day).

Here are the pre-voting numbers in Florida prior to election day:

NOTES:

  1. Pre-voting was approximately 60% of the votes cast in 2016.
  2. The GOP is winning in Tampa Bay area and Florida overall.
  3. GOP is running away with the Mail-In votes, Dems ahead in Early Voting (same as 2016).
  4. Although “Other” party affiliations are lacking far behind, “No Affiliations” (Independents) show a strong turnout.
  5. 42.1% of registered Republicans have already voted.
  6. 39.3% of registered Democrats have already voted.

Translation: Republicans are more aggressively voting than the Democrats.

The biggest difference is the total number of votes cast in Florida between Republicans and Democrats. The GOP took a commanding lead in pre-voting and never let go.

It is impossible to determine how independent voters are voting. Even if it is 50/50 Republican/Democrat split, the Republicans will win. However, we have to remember it was the independent voters who voted Republican in 2016. Floridians appear to be happy with our economic success, whereby the state is #1 in the country for Fiscal Responsibility, and #4 in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. Translation: they prefer peace and prosperity over turmoil and confrontation.

What does this all ultimately mean? There will be a “Red Tide” in 2018, not blue. Ron DeSantis will win the governorship, and Rick Scott will be our next U.S. Senator.

And as mentioned, “as Florida goes, so goes the country.” If this is so, it appears the Republicans will maintain control over the House, and will pick-up some Senate seats (I’m estimating five). When this election is over, the media, the polls, and the Democrats will once again wonder “What happened?” And as usual, they will have misunderstood the will of the people.

Keep the Faith!

EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo of Jacksonville, FL is by David Masemore on Unsplash. All trademarks both marked and unmarked belong to their respective companies.

Why the Hammer and Sickle Should Be Treated Like the Swastika

If someone were to ask you to think of either extreme of the political spectrum, odds are you would immediately picture a swastika at one end and a hammer and sickle at the other. Regardless of your views on the left-right paradigm or whether or not you subscribe to horseshoe theory, we (rightfully) tend to perceive fascism and communism as the standard ideologies of the extreme.

As such, many of us would also feel rather uneasy seeing those two symbols. Upon seeing a swastika, we are immediately reminded of the evils of the Nazi regime and are accordingly repulsed. To publicly display the logo is even a crime in many European countries. We understand how abhorrent the ideology is and treat it accordingly with disrespect and disgust.

But how do we react to the hammer and sickle? I don’t have to write an article explaining the millions of deaths that occurred at the hands of communist regimes; like the Holocaust, the gulags of the Soviet Union and killing fields of Cambodia are widely known.

Yet journalists in the UK openly and proudly advocate communismStatues of Karl Marx are erected. Even in the US, historically one of the most passionately anti-communist states in history, there is a statue of Vladimir Lenin in the northwestern city of Seattle.

So why exactly do we treat two equally bloody ideologies in such starkly different ways?

The answer may lie the in misperceptions of virtue. Nazis, rightfully, are seen as hateful and vicious because their ideology is built around the idea that one group is superior to the other. It is an inherently anti-egalitarian ideology, a violent belief that was put into practice only once by those who devised it.

As such, there is no justifiable way a fascist could argue ‘That wasn’t real Nazism.’ The same is not true for communism.

On the contrary; we see this argument all the time. Those on the far-left have a whole umbrella of communist styles, from Stalinism to Anarchism, Maoism to Trotskyism, or even just classic Marxism. Since Karl Marx never implemented communism himself, the leaders of communist states always have that get-out-of-jail-free card. Any shortcomings, tragedies, or crises a communist regime faces can always be blamed on a misapplication of Marx’s infallible roadmap to utopia.

Conveniently, communists can always detach themselves from the horrors of the past. They can paint themselves as pioneers of an ideology that simply hasn’t had the opportunity to flourish (‘Real communism has never been tried!’).

In this way, advocates of communism can continue to paint themselves as protagonists. They are only ever fighting for the liberation of the working class and the creation of a workers’ paradise that has nothing to do with the false prophets of before. At worst, advocates of communism are seen as misguided but ultimately well-intentioned.

This is the nub of the issue. While Naziism is intrinsically linked to the crimes of its followers, communism can always be separated. No one would tolerate a t-shirt emblazoned with Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini, yet the wildly oppressive Che Guevara is easily detached and morphed into a symbol of revolution.

But where do we draw the line? The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does its awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?

As economist Murray Rothbard once said: “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics […] But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.”

We need to say the same about communism. To continue advocating communism despite its dismal track record is neither well-intentioned nor misguided; it is a deliberate attempt to push a provably dangerous ideology. The history of communism is as bloodstained as that of Naziism; much more so, actually. It’s time we treated it as such.

This article was reprinted from Intellectual Takeout.

COLUMN BY

Richard Mason

Richard Mason

Richard Mason is a freelance blogger and assistant editor at SpeakFreely.today.

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MUST WATCH: Two Powerful Videos On The ‘Complicit’ Open Borders Democrats

Donald J. Trump for President channel on YouTube has released two powerful videos focused on illegal immigration. Brad Parscale, Campaign Manager for  2020 Presidential Campaign, tweeted:

Our new ad starts tonight. Take a look at this ad running nationally for a 1.5MM dollar buy. BUT, will not let us buy on their network. Do they not want to show REAL news?

In a column titled “President Trump Releases Powerful Campaign Ad Against Open-Border Democrats” Steve Ahle writes:

President Trump has released a new campaign ad that demonstrates the folly of open borders with no controls, that features an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Luis Bracamontes, laughing and bragging about his murder of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. Bracamontes said “I killed f***ing cops, they’re f***ing dead. I don’t f***ing regret that.”

He went on to say that he planned to break out of prison, so he could kill more cops. The ad makes the point that Democrats want completely open borders with no background checks like Americans who want to buy guns are subjected to. And as long as that happens we will have many more Bracamontes

Read more.

The second ad is titled “Complicit.”

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JEWISH REPUBLICAN: “I Need You Christians to Vote!” [Video]

Please watch and send this video out to all your Christian friends and family!

Damon Rosen, American-Israeli is a Republican, but in this video he explains how his people, American Jews, have let both Israel and America down by supporting politicians whose views are destructive to both Israel and America.

Therefore, Damon makes a plea to the near 3 million Christians in Florida who normally DO NOT vote!

Damon calls on Evangelical Christian, Tom Trento to help him understand why these Bible-believing Christians stay home on Election Day.

Brought to you in a humorous context, the point is very clear, Christians MUST vote on November 6, 2018!

EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Did You See That NBC Hid A Pro-Kavanaugh Story?

It’s true. Via The Washington Examiner:

NBC News obtained information as early as Sept. 30 suggesting attorney Michael Avenatti had engaged in a conspiracy to defame Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Yet, for more than three weeks, the network said nothing, even as Kavanaugh’s critics cited Avenatti’s client, Julie Swetnick, as proof of the judge’s supposed unworthiness to serve on the Supreme Court.

The basic gist is that NBC — one of America’s most powerful media corporations — sat on critical information which threw one of the Kavanaugh accuser’s claims into doubt. The information? Claims by a woman that liberal attorney Michael Avenatti misled her and twisted her words regarding claims by a client of Avenatti that Kavanaugh was part of a group of gang rapists who regularly spiked drinks.

Their story ran last week, almost three weeks after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

One of the reporters tried to explain the reason for holding the story, but Twitter responders weren’t letting her get away with it:

As one of the respondents noted, NBC is a news organization. They are supposed to report news — which their story certainly was. Snow’s claim that Senate action made her story newsworthy is ridiculous in light of Avenatti’s alleged presidential ambitions and the scope of the claims against Kavanaugh.

The one good thing about NBC’s lack of ethics is that voters will be reminded of the dishonesty in the attacks on Kavanaugh just before they head to the polls. Be sure to urge your friends and family members to keep liberals’ inaccurate and partisan attacks in mind next week.


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Ben & Jerry’s Just Reminded Everyone How Much They Hate Conservative Values

Ben & Jerry’s is one of America’s most iconic and successful ice cream companies. They’ve thrived thanks to America being the Land of Opportunity.

It’s too bad that Ben & Jerry’s doesn’t respect American values as much as it likes Americans’ money. Via USA TODAY:

Ben & Jerry’s is launching a new flavor, Pecan Resist, which the company made to promote activism in the U.S.

The Limited Batch flavor – chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudge-covered almonds – is part of the company’s campaign to “lick injustice and champion those fighting to create a more just and equitable nation for us all,” it said Tuesday.

Ben & Jerry’s is donating $25,000 to each of four organizations working on behalf of people of color, Native Americans’ environmental justice and women – Color Of Change, Honor the Earth, Women’s March and Neta.

This most recent political activism is the norm for the left-wing company and its parent corporation:

The Burlington, Vermont-based business is using the new flavor to criticize some of President Donald Trump’s recent pronouncements.

“The company cannot be silent in the face of President Trump’s policies that attack and attempt to roll back decades of progress on racial and gender equity, climate change, LGBTQ rights and refugee and immigrant rights – all issues that have been at the core of the company’s social mission for 40 years,” Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement.

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Ben & Jerry’s, which Unilever acquired in 2000, has used its sweet treats to promote its social justice agenda before. For example, Chubby Hubby became Hubby Hubby in 2009 to celebrate same sex marriage in Vermont, Chocolate Fudge Brownie was temporarily renamed Food Fight Fudge Brownie to support GMO labeling and EmpowerMint in 2016 was used to promote voting rights, the company said.

Ben & Jerry’s sounds as unhinged as the paid mob which was beating on the Supreme Court’s doors earlier this month. The fact that the ice cream company is donating to discredited groups like Women’s March is disturbing. Clearly, left-wing activism means more than truth, traditional American values, and engaging in an honest debate about America’s future.

The good news is that you can hold them accountable by shopping elsewhere. Give your money to ice cream companies which respect your values. Three companies which 2ndVote ranks as “neutral” on all of our issues are Blue BellBlue Bunny, and Cold Stone Creamery. These companies focus on your customer needs, not the newest left-wing nuttery.


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Andrew Gillum is one of the ‘crazy, crazy, crazies. Watch this 2 minute video!

Project Veritas has caught Andrew Gillum red handed, no offense to the Communist Party USA.

Comrade Andrew Gillum, socialist candidate for Florida Governor, has been exposed by Project Veritas as part of the crazy, crazy, crazies of the progressive radical left.

In this video, Tom Trento and Damon Rosen illustrate the fact that Gillum’s right-hand man, Omar Smith, identified Gillum as a leader of that extreme and dangerous political viewpoint.

Enjoy the show, but don’t miss the point, Andrew Gillum, as Governor will destroy Florida as one of the most productive and beautiful states in America!

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is by Mikael Kristenson on Unsplash

Defining the Enemy in these Final Days Before the Midterms

In these few days before the hugely important mid-term elections, I wish to enlighten my fellow everyday, God-fearing and patriotic Americans about our enemy – the American left – their true nature and intentions. When I speak of the American left, I am talking about 90% of the Democratic Party, 90% of mainstream media and 90% of Hollywood. Old hippies dominating public education have indoctrinated these people into hating our Founding Father’s divinely inspired vision for America.

As a black man who is grateful and proud be an American, I realize my country has made mistakes. But praise God, we always try to right our wrongs. This truth is undeniable. I could name numerous incidents of our Christian roots compelling America to try to correct her wrongs. The most glaring example is Americans electing horrible president Barack Hussein Obama for two terms mainly because he is black. And still, the American left sells their absurd, evil and divisive lie that very little has changed for blacks in America since slavery.

In a nutshell, the American left looks down on us. They believe they are smarter, more sophisticated and compassionate than everyday Americans. Please note that leftists’ compassion is always about making themselves feel and look good; giving themselves brownie points for supposedly caring more than the rest of us. Leftists never really help people or find real solutions. As a matter of fact, when white commentator Bill O’Reilly brilliantly and compassionately offered solutions to black-on-black crime, black poverty and black out-of-wedlock births, the American left gang assaulted O’Reilly. Shut up white boy! You don’t know what it is like to be black in this horrible racist country!

A dirty little secret is the American left loves keeping people down, dependent on government for their survival. Why? Because when government is paying your bills, government can dictate your behavior. Leftists thrive on government controlling behavior; forcing leftists’ extreme agenda down the throats of the American people.

Folks, these people on the left are arrogant and mean. Actor Peter Fonda said he would like to see Trump’s 12 year old son turned over to pedophiles to be raped. Actor James Cromwell said there will be a bloodbath in the streets if Americans do not vote for Democrats in November

Speaking of Hollywood, I am convinced that many actors and pro athletes are politically clueless. They simply repeat bogus rhetoric they hear at their elite parties. When NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and pro-basketball player Lebron James made disparaging comments about Trump, there is no evidence backing up their statements.

During Lesley Stahl’s interview with President Trump, we caught a glimpse of typical liberal media arrogance and superiority. Stahl attacked Trump for “mocking” Dr Ford at his rally. Trump said he did not mock her. Trump explained that he simply informed the American people regarding the facts of Dr Ford’s evidence-less accusation against Kavanaugh. Stahl replied, “But, they (the audience) laughed.” The tone of Stahl’s comment felt like she was saying Trump’s stupid supporters laughed. Stahl also ignored Trump’s truthful explanation and stuck with her fellow leftists’ mantra that Trump “mocked” Dr Ford.

I witnessed liberal media’s arrogant superiority when I worked in the Creative Services department of the ABC affiliate TV station in Baltimore for 15 years. In general, station managers and producers looked down on the consumers of their product; thinking themselves more enlightened, smarter and sophisticated.

In 2016, the American left assumed Hillary would win the W.H. and continue Obama’s transforming America into leftist’s pro-socialist, anti-Christian, anti-America and anything goes morally utopia. Trump winning the presidency stunned the American left. They are filled with rage, boldly expressing their hatred while enacting violence on all who voted for Trump. If Democrats (the American left) get a foothold back into power such as winning the house, the American left will launch unimaginable bullying, revenge and tyranny upon We the People.

Our Constitutional right to religious liberty will be thrown out the window. The state of Minnesota has threatened Christian filmmakers with jail time if they continue to refuse the state’s demand that they include same sex marriage in their filmsThis blatant demonic attack on our religious liberty will be intensified by a hundred if Democrats win control of the house November 6.

I am a bit concerned that Democrat candidates are raising mega-millions of dollars more than Republican candidates. Democrats never run as the extreme radicals that they are. They deceive voters by pretending to be reasonable moderates in sync with mainstream American thinking.

For the past two years, my wife Mary and I have traveled to numerous states with the Conservative Campaign Committee. We campaigned in Texas for Ted Cruz vs Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate. I was a bit taken aback upon learning that O’Rourke raised a whopping $70 million to flood the airwaves with lying adsTed’s lead is slipping in the polls.

Not only must Ted Cruz supporters vote, they must counter O’Rourke’s lies by spreading the truth to family, friends and whomever about Sen Cruz.

The undeniable truth about the awesomeness of Cruz’s character is how he laid aside his personal issues with Trump for the good of the country. Sen Ted Cruz has touted Trump’s unprecedented remarkable achievements for America’s best interest and returning power back to We the People. Sen Cruz is 100% on board with helping President Trump continue making America great again; building the wall and securing our borders. That’s what voters need to know about Sen Cruz.

The American left refuses to accept our 2016 decision to elect Donald J. Trump as our president. They will never forgive us. They remain relentless in their efforts to overturn our decision. November 6, we must defeat the anti-Christian, anti-America, divisive and evil American left, again.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is by Elti Meshau on Unsplash.