Inspectors Stumble on Ghoulish Scene at Abortion Chain

In the abortion debate, there aren’t many areas where the two sides agree. But shouldn’t women’s safety be one of them? Whole Woman’s Health doesn’t think so, and its latest inspection report proves it. The company’s network of abortion centers is making headlines in Texas for subjecting mothers to third-world conditions that show just how little respect the industry has for the women it claims to protect.

Over a six-year period, the Texas Department of State Health Services stumbled on one horrifying scene after another in the group’s chain of facilities. Despite raking in millions from its abortion business, Whole Women’s Health didn’t spend any of it ensuring that women had a safe or clean experience. They were grisly scenes for investigators, who, unfortunately, are used to the disgusting conditions of many abortion businesses. Health workers found dirty and rusty equipment, tools that had been used on multiple patients without being disinfected, bloody suction machines, and staff that weren’t trained or licensed for the procedures they were performing.

“A 2016 report on the McAllen, Texas facility notes a counter so warped it ‘was no longer a wipeable surface, which could harbor bacteria and infectious matter.’ The reports also show cracks, rips, and tears on exam tables’ covers” and other holes that inspectors thought rodents were using to enter the facility, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Lethal prescriptions in one of the Austin locations were completely unaccounted for, and a Beaumont center didn’t even have a registered nurse on staff — a blatant violation of Texas law.

As FRC’s Arina Grossu points out, this is what happens when restaurants and tanning salons are more closely regulated than the abortion industry. “Anyone who cares about women’s health and safety should want abortion facilities to be frequently inspected, no matter what their position is on abortion… [J]ust because it has to do with a hot-button topic doesn’t mean that the abortion industry should get a free pass.”

Like most of the industry, groups like Whole Women’s Health say they care about women but refuse to prove it with common-sense standards. Other abortion tycoons, like Planned Parenthood, refuse to spare the money to upgrade their systems and instead blow millions of dollars in court fighting to keep their business’s shoddy standards in place.

While the CEO of Whole Women’s Health has insisted “there is no safety problem around abortion in Texas,” her own network is exposing mothers to an environment most people wouldn’t want their pets in. Unfortunately, these are the effects of the gradual dulling of the senses for people in the abortion industry. If you destroy innocent lives day in and day out, how could you possibly care about the condition of patients? In the end, the only way to justify taking lives is to become calloused to them.

According to Texas officials, agents have flagged and cited this same company for violating safety standards, “some dozens of times.” It’s time for Washington stop running when the Left yells about a “war on women” and start putting the responsibility for this war where it belongs: on the abortion industry and the pandering politicians who do their bidding.


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


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The Who and the What of Behavior: The Reality Revolution

The ability to distinguish between fact (objective reality) and fiction (subjective reality) is an essential survival skill.

Children are easily controlled because they live in the world of feelings and subjective reality. They have not been taught the critical thinking skills required to survive as adults in the world of objective reality.

Civil society and the laws that govern it are based on the acceptance of objective reality. The idea of blind justice is foundational because it evaluates the WHAT of behavior not the WHO. This is an extremely important distinction because it separates childish feelings that focus on the WHO of behavior from adult rational thinking that focuses on the WHAT. This is how it works.

Thought precedes behavior.

If a society can be pressured to remain in eternal childhood they never progress past the WHO of behavior – they remain stuck in the emotional world of childhood accepting what they are told without the critical thinking skills to question the information – the WHAT. They are the unaware compliant population that Hillary Clinton idealized.

The current left-wing liberal progressive (really regressive) identity politics focuses on the WHO of behavior. If you are a member of the group your behavior is defended no matter how anti-social or criminal it is because the metric is the childish WHO of behavior and not the WHAT.

Leftists are at war with America. The movement to indoctrinate America toward the subjective reality of childhood and away from the objective reality of adulthood is a weapon of war. Progressives are determined to infantilize society in an effort to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism. Obama’s lawless “resistance” movement of identity politics seeks to topple the government of President Trump.

Identity politics are tribal. Like children, tribalism evaluates behavior according to WHO not WHAT is being done. Consider the matter of “Russian collusion” – a prime example of identity politics focusing on the WHO not the WHAT of behavior. Hillary and the DNC (the WHO) commission a fake dossier designed to destroy Trump with false accusations of collusion that deflect attention away from Hillary’s real collusion (the WHAT). The colluding mainstream media embraced the dossier’s false claims and echoed them incessantly.

But it was Hillary and her cronies who actually colluded with Russia on the Uranium One deal that transferred 20% of America’s uranium to Russia – that is the WHAT of the matter. The Obama administration facilitated the anti-American Uranium One deal, but as soon as their complicity was exposed the Leftist media echo chamber went suspiciously silent. Social media, Facebook, Twitter picked up the slack and protected their own by manipulating the search engines, censoring content, and closing down oppositional accounts. The tribal identity politics of the Left are protecting the Clintons, Obama, Holder, Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, and every other person involved from the blind justice and public scrutiny that will determine WHAT they did.

The Leftist war against America is an information war that is pressuring the public to become unaware and compliant – to remain children without the information to make informed decisions about their future. Childhood is the position of powerlessness. A public who only evaluates the WHO of behavior and ignores the WHAT will remain the eternal victims that their identity politics exploit.

From kindergarten through college young Americans are being encouraged to remain perpetual children. In primary school they are disingenuously told they are all butterflies (subjective reality). Individual achievement is discouraged and collectivism is encouraged. By the time they reach college they are so fragile these butterflies require safe spaces and Play-Doh to cope with opposing ideas. This diabolical invitation to remain a nation of children is a sinister campaign to force the public into subjective reality where they will remain unaware, compliant, and easily controlled. A childish dependent population is precisely what the Left needs to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism.

America is at a crossroads and whoever prevails in the ruthless Leftist information war will determine our future. Blind justice evaluates behavior according to WHAT is being done not WHO is doing it which insures that no one is above the law. Blind justice preserves our democracy and is our guarantee of freedom against tyranny. Freedom is the casualty when the blindfolds come off and the tribal norms of identity politics take over.

This is a battle that must be won. We must demand growth and a commitment to objective reality in our nascent Reality Revolution. We must examine the WHAT of behavior and oppose the Leftist war against America that focuses on the WHO. We must commit ourselves to adulthood and encourage critical thinking skills to oppose the malevolent Leftist plan to keep Americans stuck in childhood. Socialism is not a gift it is the theft of individual freedom.

Our Reality Revolution must reject the Leftist offer to remain unaware, compliant, eternal children. Only fully actualized aware adults insistent upon transparency and the accurate facts of objective reality have the power to oppose this attack on America. We must reject subjective reality, identity politics, and tribalism. We must reject perpetual victimhood and powerlessness. We must embrace adulthood and grow up.

EDITORS NOTE: This column first appeared in the Goudsmit Pundicity.

VIDEO: Understanding the Manafort Indictment

Below, is a special edition of “Inside Judicial Watch,” with Carter Clews, JW director of communications, and Carter sat down with Judicial Watch Director of Public Affairs Jill Farrell to discuss the recent indictment of Trump associate Paul Manafort in the ongoing Trump/Russia investigation. Then, Jill provides some background on the Uranium One scandal involving Hillary Clinton and the Russians as well as the infamous Trump dossier.

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The Evil Empire of Global Terrorism

The recent arguments about the Trump Dossier are not able to bring any credible solution without a deep knowledge of Russian Intelligence. Absence of that subject is also causing a division within the Republican Party itself. For thirty years our elitist leaders in the Democrat Party and the Republican establishment have been exercising erroneous foreign policy, providing time and space for our enemies to harm us and ignoring both the agenda of Socialist ideology and a militant force called the KGB. As a result of that, America and Western civilization are facing a mortal threat today, in October 2017.

Many years ago, writing about our leaders, I compared medicine with world politics. Today that analogy can be seen even more clearly than ever. When a medical doctor treats a patient, he or she fights against a disease and its causes. As a rule, after finding the causes a doctor deals with the disease. That way the patient is cured, his body healed. These physicians are knowledgeable professionals with experience to make a right diagnosis. However, unlike the latter specialists, the medical profession has another type of doctor—they treat the symptoms of the diseases. In that case the patient will never be cured and the treatment will never end nor bring healing.

This example is similar to politicians at the world stage—the current leaders of Western civilization. At this time of war, while we are fighting terrorists, knowledge and the ability to arrive at the right diagnosis is only in identifying the enemy. Doing that, we have the assurance of success and victory in the war. In my column The KGB’s Roots and Pedigrees, October 19, 2017, I have tried to shine light on the main actor in this war who is working undercover—the KGB. Moreover, I have been writing about WW III, waged against Western civilization for at least twenty-five years to show you the actual diagnosis.

Look at the numerous subjects and topics discussed by the politicians and the Media in 2017: North Korea, the Middle East, cultural decline in America, Obama’s stagnant economy, degraded educational system, ‘Climate Change,’ politicization of Intel and media, Niger, and so on. All of these are the symptoms of the disease, the disease itself is the ideology of Soviet Socialism, a system I have named Soviet Fascism. Russia is solely responsible for the human tragedies in the world, especially in the Middle East. That is the reason I have written about the KGB—the militant Russian force of expansion. This force is and has always been the main source of ongoing WW III, an asymmetrical war against Western civilization, waged in many different fronts for the last Hundred Years…

Yes, it has been going on for the last hundred years and our Academia has kept silent, not exposing the fraud of Socialist theory. November 7, 2017 is a centennial of the Socialist Revolution in Russia and creation of the militant force, known to you as the KGB. The agenda of the revolution was identified as the war against Capitalism and the Free Market economy to create a Socialist State and Socialist economy. The KGB is a militant force behind the Tsar-ruler to achieve the agenda. I dedicated to the topic my four books and over seventy articles, describing WW III as “Recruitments, Infiltration, Drugs and Assassinations.” Regrettably our Intel has been constantly suppressing the information about my writings. The result you see today, in October 2017, when new bombshells are striking our psyche every day.

Knowledge is Power

When I entered the Jewish Community Center Women’s Health Club on September 11, 2001, a young woman with horror on her face ran up to me, yelling, “A terrible accident occurred; a plane just hit a tower of the World Trade Center!”  Though I haven’t heard anything about the accident, it took me only a second to answer, “It’s not an accident; it’s a terrorist act!”  She looked at me as if I came from another planet. She did not know the evil, the merchant of death and destruction. I did. The difference between us was knowledge. She did not know Soviet Fascism.  I did.

Do you really believe that the 9/11 terror attack of the twenty-first century came from Afghanistan?  I do not.  Do you think that the spread of terrorism across the globe to sixty countries also came from the Taliban or al-Qaeda?  No chance. We are in the historic struggle of the twenty-first century against criminals of the twentieth century. The young girl I have mentioned was a nurse, she had never been interested in politics and did not know the genesis of the KGB. Senator Corker is responsible for the Senate dealing with foreign policy today and he put on hold dozens of candidates for ambassadorship, including country of Niger. He called himself a professional when criticizing the President. I think, this is a result of his ill-informed mediocracy driven by ambitions. Unfortunately, he is not alone. The Never Trump crowd shares his animosity along with the same questionable qualifications in this dangerous time.

The importance of the embassy in Niger and other African countries is obvious for those who have been engaged in policy and politics. Africa was a Soviet target for many years at the end of WW II. African natural resources were the main objective of the Soviets: they had begun political inculcation of the tribe’s leaders. Several times in my writings I described Africa as a casualty of Soviet Fascism, which infiltrated the continent with its tribalism to mold the tribes’ leaders. Niger has oil. Petroleum industry in Niger has a long history of petroleum exploration dating back to the 1970s: that means the Russian KGB and All-Shabbat were there and the presence of our ambassador in Niger was imperative to help our soldiers there. For your information: all terrorist groups have a structural and ideological affiliation with Russian Intel.

Do you remember the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow? It was the place where students from all inhabited continents had “studied” under the KGB’s supervision. The Soviet molding of the “student-leaders” later resulted in the bloody confrontations in Africa and around the world. The Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow has changed its name to the People’s Friendship University of Russia, but the substance and agenda stay the same—inculcation in Communist/Socialist tenets.

“In addition to Arabs, the Lumumba University was established in Moscow in the ’60s to prepare young haters of American capitalism, predominantly of dark-colored men from Africa, Middle East, and Asia.  Therefore, we are presently facing professional terrorism with enormous scale globally, which uses Stalin’s tactics and strategy conducted by former Moscow “students.”  What is Happening to America? The Hidden Truth of Global Destruction, Xlibris, 2012.

I have written this page on Senator Corker for a reason—National Security is the crux of the matter for me. And there are three inextricable connections to the terms: Russia, Terrorism, and dark-colored men. Politicians must know this connection. In a preceding column, I promised to write about Blacks vs. Whites. I will, under the condition that you first read a pamphlet composed by the KGB in the 1960s titled The Black Liberation Coordinating Committee’s Message to the Black Movement: A Political Statement from the Black Underground.

The Clinton Mafia

Sabotage in a field of national security is the most threatening thing. I didn’t like Bill Clinton since I have first saw him among a group of the Russian youngsters, organized by the KGB. Then, I found out that Clinton lived in a family of KGB members in Moscow in the 1970s. All of that gave me a real picture of the man. Later it was during the run up to the election, where a suspicious threat to Ross Perrot made Bill Clinton the U.S. President in 1992. His connection with Russia has always alarmed me. His presidency just doubled my dislike of him, as an enormous harm had been done to America.

Considering the connection of Russia to terrorism, there is another event that deserves attention and deep thinking about the Clinton Mafia. Do you remember Monica’s “blue dress?” I have found an interesting chronology connected to the “blue dress” in 1998. The FBI asked for Clinton’s blood sample to compare it with the sperm’s stain on the “blue dress,” three days later the terrorists committed two tragic blasts of American Embassies in Africa. Don’t tell me about the coincidences in life. It was the “work” of the Russian connection to divert attention from Clinton and “the blue dress.”

As usual our Intel was missing the elephant in the global room and we are paying a dear price for neglecting to do deep research into the connection between Russia and the Clinton Foundation (Clinton Global Initiative). I haven’t changed my mind – – the Foundation has been the eyes and ears of the KGB and as such, Clinton’s behavior is perhaps the answer to many of the questions related to our time, when the Democrats actually colluded with Russian intelligence on the Steele Dossier. Look at the leaders of our Intel: Brennon was voting for a communist candidate a couple of years ago, and then he said that the investigation on Trump/Russia collusion was based on the Dossier, and so said Clapper. Both relied on a typical KGB’s disinformation and manufactured fiction. Our national security and lives of millions Americans is in the hand of those incompetent few. We have massive intelligence failure—all seventeen agencies missed the elephant in the global room.

I’d like to remind you also about an existing myth that the Clinton’s presidency had brought an economic boom to America. Yes, it is a myth. There were two main factors that determined prosperity during the Clinton presidency: The first was the Congress, especially the House, led by Newt Gingrich. The second was the ideological climate created by the Reagan presidency – the continuation of his ideas of free market capitalism and personal liberty. Yes, it is a myth about the Clinton presidency, you have not yet realized how much harm he has done to our country. That is the reason, I am now talking about a deep investigation of his presidency, especially Waco, where I can be helpful. Retired head of the FBI agreed with me. Please, listen to him:

Bill Clinton in cahoots with Russia left us with an aggressive Stalinist North Korea. An emerging nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula will rise to the top of the Trump’s agenda, as North Korea shows no signs of slowing or stopping its attempts to achieve an effective nuclear deterrent. She will never surrender, having two communist patrons like Russia and China (the ultimate might of North Korea). To grasp this truth you have to know Stalinism and its ideology of Soviet Fascism. Don’t be fooled by crony capitalism in Russia and China–it is a measure to survive. Remember, all three share the same ideology of Soviet Fascism, all three are the countries with a State-controlled economy. As long as North Korea has those two patrons, its political future is relatively stable—nobody wants a nuclear war…

Clinton shaped the media apparatus a-la the Soviet propaganda machine, serving a one-party system. Don’t expect objectivity from our media. The ideology of Soviet Fascism is working through KGB operatives across the world to harm and damage Western civilization. Who do you think is behind California and Catalonia to separate from their respective countries and harm Western civilization? What would you say if I tell you that Fast and Furious in America was run by the KGB? The Clinton connection with the Podesta brothers is very troubling for me—Tony Podesta was working in British Petroleum, when the terrorist act occurred on the Gulf of Mexico… Do you see the connection? Knowledge is power!

Obama/Putin Joint Venture

Clinton is not the only one I suspect.  For the last nine years I am writing about Obama/Putin Joint Venture–a quite successful attempt to implement Soviet Socialism in America. Following Lenin’s advice, Obama implemented Socialist Obamacare, which had nothing to do with health: it was a pure redistribution of wealth.  With pleasure Obama signed Uranium One deal, giving controlling interest in our uranium to Russia. Today, the Deep State represents the Obama/Putin Joint Venture, continuing the DNC un-American activities. In my book Socialist Lies: From Stalin to the Clintons, Obamas, and Sanders, Xlibris, 2016, I described this Joint Venture in detail. The book is a catalog of Obama’s activities against American interests. Yet, I’d like to repeat the list of its military collaboration, probably, you have never heard about it.

A list of military collaborations between the U.S. and Russia executed under the Obama/Putin joint venture:

  1. Killing of bin-Laden
  2. Invasion of Libya, conspiracy of Obama, Putin, and French Pres. Sarkozy.
  3. Benghazi, murder of the U.S. ambassador Stevens.
  4. “On 6 August 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter was shot down while transporting a quick reaction force attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. The resulting crash killed all 38 people on board—25 American specialists … Fifteen of the Navy SEALs that were killed were members of the Naval… “
  5. Desertion of Bergholt to release five Taliban’s commanders.

If thoroughly investigated, the listed events will open up a huge panorama of activities by the DNC leadership directed against the American Republic. We can do it today with the Trump new FBI and CIA. We can and should start investigating all five cases presented by me to save America the Beautiful. The Trump dossier is a typical fabrication-product of Putin’s KGB. Putin hates America and President Trump. Putin never helped Trump in the election 2016. Of course, Putin tried to influence our election, yet, he is doing it predominantly through the people who had been already recruited…The upcoming investigation can expose a long-term Clinton collaboration with the Kremlin and maybe even more.

Kickback Means the Soviet/Russian Blat

Putin had a friendly relationship with Obama as well. He wanted to enter the American market and Obama helped him to do so. An army of KGB operatives pored onto our soil to undermine our National Security by bribing Americans to get uranium. To understand what is going on in October 2017 you have to know a Socialist reality and the Socialist methods of infiltration. The Uranium Deal was a simple exchange of goods for a money Kickback, the word probably exactable. But in reality, it is a political narrative or term of actions taking place within the Socialist economy.  To learn what Socialism means, I will give you a paragraph from my book titled What is Happening to America? The Hidden Truth of Global Destruction, Xlibeis, 2012.

“In a country of constant shortages of food, having money wasn’t enough. Of course, you had to have some money to buy bread or milk, but that was probably it in the Soviet Russia. To buy meat or butter, having money was not enough: you had to have Blat[1]. All soviet citizens knew the term. This term is probably not familiar to you, as it is a Russian word that applies to Soviet Socialist society. You live under capitalism and the laws of supply and demand, which responds to reality.

Soviet Socialism did not function in response to real conditions, and because of constant shortages and empty shelves, people relied on Blat–“connections with reciprocal favors” – specifically, knowing someone who had access to goods. As a defense attorney, I regularly got meat and other products from my clients who worked in various stores, which all belonged to the state—it was a system of universal corruption from the top to bottom. You can read the details in my book Baltic Winds: Testimony of a Soviet Attorney, Xlibris, 2002, pp. 167-168.”

The tragedy of America illustrated by Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a Democratic Socialist. The term itself is an oxymoron—a democrat can’t be a socialist, a socialist can’t be democratic. The term reveals a total absence of the knowledge of socialist dogma. Socialism means a dictatorship in a struggle to end individual liberty and private property, which is the opposite of democracy. Yet the incompetent and timid Republican establishment didn’t even attempt to argue and reject the fraud. Bernie Sanders is also a Trojan Horse to inculcate our youth in Socialist tenets. Alas, Soviet Socialism has become a legitimate term in America. I called it Soviet Fascism today.

For a hundred years this fraudulent system and ideology has been forcefully implemented in dozens countries and it never worked. It hadn’t worked in America for eight years under Obama. The activities of Obama/Putin Joint Venture and a current Deep State with 30 thousand ‘strong dogs’ of OFA (Organizing for Action) to disrupt everything achieved by Trump in America, I see as a destruction of the American Republic—a criminal act. The activities of OFA remind me the “active measures” of the KGB, mentioned in my columns. The investigation of Uranium One and other Russian involvements should be qualified as a treason and conspiracy against the United States. I believe, the investigation should begin against at least 10-12 individuals, including Eric Holder, Susan Rice, James Comey, and John Brennan. It is time to act!

New Trump administration must expose and stop Russian Spy Ring in America!

The Trump administration must show an evil, pervasive and ubiquitous force that is fighting Western civilization for the last hundred years!

To be continued   www.simonapipko1.com.

Duke University Sued Over Religious Discrimination Against Pro-Life Nurse

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit last Friday on behalf of Sara T. Pedro, a Catholic nurse in the Emergency Department of Duke University Hospital, who was discriminated and retaliated against after her employer learned of her pro-life religious beliefs.  Named as defendants in the lawsuit are both Duke University and Duke University Health System, Inc. (“Duke”).

Tyler Brooks, the TMLC attorney handling the case, commented: “This case illustrates the unfortunate dangers faced today by individuals who seek to remain faithful to their religious beliefs in the workplace.”

“With this lawsuit, however, we intend to show that even very large employers must respect the civil rights of their Christian employees,” said Mr. Brooks.

The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, describes how Ms. Pedro compiled an unblemished record during her eight years of work as a nurse prior to being hired by Duke.

During a classroom orientation, a group of newly-hired nurses that included Ms. Pedro was told by a nursing supervisor that Duke categorically refuses to grant religious accommodations for Emergency Department employees who object to assisting in abortions. Learning about Duke’s pro-abortion policy for the first time, Ms. Pedro made written requests for religious accommodation because of her opposition to abortion. Her requests motivated acts of discrimination and retaliation by Duke in violation of federal and state laws.

Duke’s policy and actions violate several federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act, and North Carolina common law.

The federal lawsuit details several specific acts of retaliation as a result of Ms. Pedro’s requests for religious accommodation. For example, Duke refused to advance Ms. Pedro from training status to regular duty, issued her a written warning for vague and unsubstantiated reasons, and then placed her on administrative leave when she attempted to formally dispute the warning.

To this day, nearly a year after it was first made, Duke has not issued a final decision on Ms. Pedro’s request to be excused from assisting in abortions.  In her complaint, Ms. Pedro alleges that Duke sought to force her out of her job rather than accommodate her religious beliefs as required by Title VII.

The first two paragraphs of TMLC’s complaint describe the essence of the lawsuit:

“At its heart, this case presents a simple yet important question: Must a devout Catholic abandon fundamental tenets of her faith if she wishes to be employed as a nurse at Duke University Hospital?  Despite the fact that Defendant Duke has answered ‘yes’ to this question, federal and state civil rights laws say otherwise. Therefore, Plaintiff Sara Theresa Pedro brings this action to vindicate her rights under the law.

An employee does not forfeit her right to practice her religion and abide by the tenets of her faith when she enters the workplace.”

Read TMLCs entire Federal Complaint here.

ABOUT THE THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER

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Most Aussies want immigration curtailed, 48% want Muslim ban

More than half surveyed said Australia felt like a foreign country!

And, the upshot of this news story is a warning that if the nationalists can mount a  countrywide political campaign they could become the power in Australia.

Rejecting the usual excuse that migrants stimulate economic growth, economics are not a major concern—loss of culture and quality of life is driving the worry.  (Hint! Although it isn’t politically correct, don’t be afraid to bring up those concerns!)

From Perth Now:

THREE quarters of Australians believe the country doesn’t need any more people and nearly half support a partial ban on Muslim immigrants.

Nauru refugees

An Australian Population Research Institute survey of more than 2000 people also found 54 per cent want a reduction in the annual migrant intake.

The independent organisation believes the results are driven by quality of life concerns and rapid changes in Australia’s ethnic and religious make-up.

“Australian voters’ concern about immigration levels and ethnic diversity does not derive from economic adversity,” academics Katharine Betts and Bob Birrell wrote in a report based on the survey.

“Rather, it stems from the increasingly obvious impact of population growth on their quality of life and the rapid change in Australia’s ethnic and religious make-up.”

[….]

… 74 per cent of those surveyed believe Australia is “already full”, with most pointing to roads congestion, hospitals capacity, affordable housing and fewer jobs as evidence.

Some 54 per cent want Australia to cut its annual immigrant intake of about 190,000 people and 48 per cent backed a partial ban on Muslim immigration.

[….]

The strongest support for the partial ban came from One Nation voters (89 per cent), with more than 50 per cent of Liberal voters agreeing and just over a third of Labor supporters.

“The willingness to take a tough, discriminating stance on Muslim immigration is not limited to a small minority, but extends to almost half of all voters,” the report said.

More than half of those surveyed feared Australia risked losing its culture and identity, with a similar number saying it had changed beyond recognition and sometimes “felt like a foreign country”.

More here.

For those of you wondering, there is no fresh news about the possibly 1,250 Australian rejected asylum seekers coming to America after the first 50 or so we reported here last month.

And we have an entire category on news from Australia, click here to learn more.

By the way, RRW gets readers daily from over 100 countries, but Australia is always in the top 3 for sending readers my way.

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On President Trump, Religion and Politics

Mark Twain wrote:

In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

It is important to understand religious history and how it has impacted politics. Today people’s beliefs are important, fundamental, to every culture, society and civilization. What we believe must be based in fact (the truth) and in faith (religion). Without facts and faith we can never be fulfilled as a man, woman, family, neighborhood, city, county, state or nation.

As Ronald Reagan said:

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

It is important that individuals not get their beliefs and convictions second-hand. In the era of the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of social media there are a growing number of “authorities” who have failed to exam questions at issue.

President Donald J. Trump during his inaugural address said:

The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

President Trump has used his position to address the people directly. Using rallies, social media and weekly video addresses President Trump speaks directly to the American people, giving them information first-hand. Anonymous sources, political party emails, the media and politician’s statements aren’t “worth a brass farthing” unless one examines what is said and does their due diligence in learning the truth.

One of the “big lies” is that religion and politics don’t mix. Albert Einstein wrote:

Those who believe that politics and religion do not mix, understand neither.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Passive resistance seeks to rejoin politics and religion and to test all our actions in the light of ethical principles.”

Ethical principles are necessary for both the people and their elected leaders. If one or both abandon ethical principles then a culture is truly in decline and will be lost. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mandates that the federal government not interfere with the free exercise of religion. The Constitution was written by Christians for an ethical and principled Judeo-Christian nation.

Faith and truth are inextricably linked. Lying, bearing false witness, is a sin. President Trump is feared because he speaks the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. For you see the opposite of love is not hate, it is fear. This is why so many hate President Trump because they fear the truth.

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Why The Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ is so Relentless

I revisited election night videos on YouTube of Leftists’ tearful meltdowns in response to Trump defeating Hillary.

Their panic, outrage and hatred for Trump was over-the-top; truly amazing. I questioned, why was it so intense?

I am a black Christian conservative. Trump is not ideological. Still, I thought Trump leaned more in Leftists’ camp than in mine. I viewed Trump as a businessman, busy pursuing his American dream, not concerned with the war between liberals and conservatives. Trump simply saw Obama making bad deals for America and knew he could do better. Trump was not overly concerned with social issues, but knew it was weird that Americans were no longer permitted to say, “Merry Christmas!” So Trump decided to get into the presidential race. Political elites and fake news media thought the idea of Donald J. Trump in the White House was the joke of the century.

And where on earth did Trump come up with his cornball, obviously un-poll tested, campaign phrase, “Make America great again”? Due to public schools teaching distortions and lies about American history, Leftists are obsessed with bringing down our country from her throne as the world power. This is why Trump proclaiming his desire to “make America great again” repulsed and enraged Leftists. Leftists have flooded fake news media with their absurd despicable lie that “make America great again” is code for white supremacy, social injustice, cops free to murder blacks, destroying the planet and so on.

Dethroning America is Leftists’ number one priority. The second most important thing in the world to Leftists appears to be sex and transforming America into a culture in which anything goes sexually. Leftists have been using government to force sexual deviancy down our throats. You cannot turn on TV without being slapped in the face with various forms of sexual deviancy. We have been trained not to complain about it if we know what is good for us.

Third on Leftists’ list of priorities is having as many Americans as possible kill their babies to save the planet. 

Obama championed Leftists’ sexual transformation of America. Under Obama, some states made homosexual conversion therapy illegal. Pedophilia is deemed a sexual orientation, thereby making therapy to cure it illegal. Ponder that, folks. Leftists are making it illegal for a therapist to attempt to cure their patient of being sexually attracted to children.

Guys who wake up feeling like a woman are legally permitted to use women restrooms. Anyone who objects to this insanity is gang assaulted by Leftists, branded a hater. Recently, a man dressed as a woman was sentenced to 70 years in jail for molesting a 10 year old girl in a restroom. During Obama’s reign, elementary public school teachers were ordered to no longer address students as boys and girls because gender distinctions are bigoted and insensitive to transgenders

Obama lit the White House in rainbow colored lights in celebration of government forced dismantling of marriage. This opened the flood gates for whatever conceivable arrangement to be legally deemed marriage. Fathers are marrying their daughters; people are marrying animals, marrying themselves and marrying inanimate objects. Welcome to Leftists’ new politically protected wild wild west of American sexuality.

Celebrating in the streets, Leftists knew their sexual transformation of America was on a roll making tremendous headway. Polls said Hillary would win in a landslide. Leftists gleefully anticipated Hillary continuing to implement their no-sexual-holds-barred America.

To Leftists’ shock and horror, Trump won!

Upon Trump winning the election, Leftists immediately launched their narrative (lie) that Trump is Hitler reborn? Is Leftists’ insane rage over Americans awarding Trump the key to the Oval Office mostly about sex? Absolutely.

I believe at the core of Leftists’ sexual idolatry is a spirit of anti-Christ. In a nutshell, Leftists hate Jesus for proclaiming himself the only way to heaven. This is why Obama led Leftists’ war on Christianity.

Now before you call me paranoid for claiming Leftists have a gerbil up their derrieres against Christians, please answer this question. Leftists are obsessed with promoting homosexuality. So why are Leftists such passionate defenders of Islam which calls for executing homosexuals? Christians tell homosexuals that they love them, but cannot approve of their lifestyle. Isn’t it logical that Leftists would demonize Muslims rather than Christians?

Another thing that has me scratching my head is Leftist women like Kim Kardashian, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna who defend Islam while trashing Christianity. Muslims suppress women; rapes, beatings and executions for disobedience

Leftist female celebs who praise Islam could not be who they are, flashing their derrieres all over the place, if Sharia became the law of the land in America. And yet, these Hollywood and media women love Islam and hate Christians.

Trump’s vow to restore religious liberty has Leftists petrified that he will put the brakes on and roll back their government forced sexual transformation of America. In essence, Leftists have put a political contract on Trump’s head. He must be stopped at any and all cost.

Birdman and the Reality Revolution

Objective reality exists.

The ability to distinguish between fact and fantasy is an essential survival skill. If a man believes he can fly and jumps off a twenty story ledge he falls to his death because gravity is an objective fact and force of nature. Birdman’s fantasy (subjective reality) cannot compete with the fact of gravity (objective reality).

Let’s break down the process of thinking and doing. Thinking is a private matter and human beings are free to think their thoughts at any time in any place. Birdman is free to think he can fly without consequence to himself or others. It is the moment he steps off the ledge that his subjective reality collides with objective reality.

Civil society and the laws that govern it are based on the acceptance of objective reality by its citizens. Adults and children are evaluated differently in society. The fantasies of children are an accepted part of the growth process but adults who are out of touch with reality are deemed insane. In our example Birdman would be considered insane.

The safety lessons we teach our children are rooted in the acceptance of objective reality. Do not touch a hot stove. Do not run in the street. Do not jump out of a window or off a ledge. We teach our children the difference between fantasy and reality to keep them safe.

What would happen if there was a movement that deliberately rejected the teaching of objective reality and taught subjective reality instead? What is the purpose of driving a society insane?

Remember that the ability to distinguish between fact and fantasy is a survival skill. Thought precedes behavior. Birdman thought he could fly and jumped to his death. Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment and is the foundation of rational thought. Critical thinking is necessarily judgy because one must evaluate the facts (objective reality) to form a judgment.

Feelings are not facts.

Feelings are the foundation of beliefs. Birdman’s feelings that he was a bird that could fly could not compete with the fact that he was a human and could not fly. Critical thinking is encouraged in an adult society. An insistence upon objective reality is what made America great, powerful, and undefeatable in WWII.

At the end of the war America’s enemies did not go quietly into the night. They reconstituted themselves to fight another day another way. How?

They simply put down their guns, picked up their books, and took aim at the children. They studied the human mind and decided to exploit the existence of the unconscious to bring America down psychologically. The goal was to move Americans out of the adult world of critical thinking (objective reality) and into the child’s world of feelings (subjective reality). They targeted education and decided to drive society insane. Regression was the goal.

Thought precedes behavior.

A chronological adult who thinks like a child behaves like a child. Birdman thought like a child believing he could fly. Feelings are the metric of children, facts are the metric of adults.

Vladimir Lenin infamously said,

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

The progressives (regressives) have taken a page out of Lenin’s communist playbook and have indoctrinated two generations of Americans toward collectivism through public/private education and the media including television programming and movies. There are many ways to fight a war. The Leftist war against America is a sinister effort to shatter objective reality and destroy critical thinking skills. When critical thinking is destroyed and a society is reduced to childish emotional thinking it is easily exploited.

Revolutions are fought to effect seismic social change and to restructure society from one form of government to another. Historically revolution involves the forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. The Leftist war against America is psychological in nature and a Reality Revolution is necessary to stop them.

The Leftist offensive to drive society into subjective reality is a sinister attempt to infantilize society in preparation for socialism. What the young people of America need to understand is that the promise of socialism is not the reality of socialism. Cradle-to-grave government care exacts an exorbitant price. The government happily extracts your freedom and liberty when you accept the powerless position of childhood for the rest of your life. In socialism/communism you become permanent wards of the state.

The Reality Revolution

The Reality Revolution must restore objective reality to dismantle the infrastructure of subjective reality that has been established since the end of WWII.

President Donald Trump’s insistence upon objective reality makes him leader of the Reality Revolution and an existential threat to the Leftist campaign for subjective reality. President Trump’s efforts to make America great again are a determination to restore objective reality and adult thinking to society.

The striving to become an adult with all its attendant responsibilities is rewarded with the freedom of adulthood. Children are not free in any society – they are dependent upon their parents/caretakers or the government. The choice between collectivism offered by socialism/communism and individualism offered by American democracy envisioned by our Founding Fathers is the choice between childhood dependence and adult independence.

Young Americans proudly wearing Che t-shirts who have been indoctrinated toward collectivism should be asking themselves why real people living in real communist countries risk their lives to escape TO the freedom of America – no one is taking a raft to escape FROM freedom. The romanticized version of socialism/communism offered to young Americans is subjective reality.

These young people need to consider the reality of collectivism and judge its merits but they must be in objective reality to do so. Otherwise, like Birdman, they will think they can fly.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on the Goudsmit Pundicity.

VIDEO: The Near Enemy — Silicon Valley Enforcers

We have two enemies in our struggles– the near enemy apologists for Sharia and the far enemy, Islam. The Silicon Valley billionaires now support Sharia by censoring its critics.

The censorship attack on our free speech by Silicon Valley billionaires is economic warfare, designed to cause a famine by taking myself and others out of the marketplace of ideas. There is a near enemy, dhimmi apologists for Islam, and a far enemy, political Islam. The actual work of attacking our civilization is being done by the near enemy. We need new allies to avoid a devastating future.

VIDEO: 72,000 New Clinton Docs!

The FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records – Court Orders Explanation on Processing

President Trump’s efforts to drain the Washington swamp are being seriously hindered by Deep State, particularly in the State and Justice Departments.

As an example, the State Department just revealed in a federal court hearing that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI recovered last year. The revelation came in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were sent or received during her tenure from February 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The case is before Judge James E. Boasberg.

The hearing, which took place last week, focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner.

The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, only a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed.

We asked the court to require the State Department to identify any records from the seven FBI discs that it intends to withhold, and why, in a timely manner. The State Department disclosed to the court that it was adding extra resources to its FOIA operation but would not commit to a faster production of the Clinton emails.

But right after the hearing, Judge Boasberg ordered the State Department to “explain how its anticipated increase in resources will affect processing of records in this case and when the processing of each disk is likely to be completed.” Surprisingly, the Tillerson State Department and Sessions Justice Department previously argued to the court that there was diminished public interest in the Clinton emails.

In November 2016, the State Department was ordered to produce no fewer than 500 pages of records a month to Judicial Watch, emails which the FBI found in its investigation into Clinton’s non-government email system. The State Department has produced 23 batches of documents so far.

At the current pace, the Clinton emails and other records won’t be fully available for possible release until at least 2020! (We originally filed the lawsuit in May 2015.)

Clinton attempted to delete 33,000 emails from her non-government server. The FBI investigation recovered or found a number of these missing emails, many of which were government documents. We know that some of these recovered emails are in the pile of documents on which the State Department now sits.

Secretary Tillerson should be asked why his State Department is still sitting on this mother lode of Clinton emails. It is disheartening that an administration elected to “drain the swamp” is stalling the release of documents in order to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.

In a related lawsuit, the State Department admitted it received 2,800 Huma Abedin work-related documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that were found on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop. The State Department expects to complete its review and production of the FBI records by December 31, 2017.

This is all a slow-motion cover-up, and it’s being conducted in a department allegedly reporting to President Trump. The President needs to clean house and get the American people these Clinton documents ASAP!

Patriots Don’t Sell American Uranium to the Russians

Let’s talk about uranium. Uranium is a chemical element with unique nuclear properties. Radioactive forms of an element are called isotopes. Isotopes that can sustain a fission chain reaction (splitting of atomic nuclei) are called nuclear fuels and are described as fissile. The most common isotopes in natural uranium are uranium-238 and uranium-235. Uranium-235 is the only naturally occurring fissile isotope which makes it extremely valuable for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.

Uranium is mined – the uranium that comes directly from the earth is uranium ore. First the uranium must be extracted from the ore and then the uranium must be converted to usable fuel. This is where the discussion of uranium gets interesting. More than 99% of the uranium that is extracted from the ore is uranium-238 but it is the fissible uranium-235 (less than 1% of the ore) that is critical for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Nuclear reactors require approximately 3.5-4.5% concentration of uranium-235 – this significantly higher concentration of uranium-235 is called enriched uranium. Weapons grade uranium is ubra-enriched uranium with an 85% concentration of uranium-235. Clearly uranium is not something one sells to one’s enemies. It is rare and it is dangerous.

As of July 2016 the 10-top uranium producing countries in the world are:

1. Kazakhstan – 23,800 tonnes (metric ton = 2,205 pounds)
2. Canada – 13,325 tonnes
3. Australia – 5,672 tonnes
4. Niger – 4,057 tonnes
5. Russia – 3,055 tonnes
6. Namibia – 2,993 tonnes
7. Uzbekistan – 2,385 tonnes
8. China – 1,616 tonnes
9. United States – 1,256 tonnes
10. Ukraine – 926 tonnes

Russia already produces three times the amount of uranium as the United States. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Ukraine are all former Soviet republics of the Soviet Union that Putin seeks to reunite under his control. The combined production of Russia and the former Soviet republics is one half of the mine production of the top 10 uranium producers in the world. The Uranium One deal is about dominance and control. Controlling the world’s uranium production would be an extreme advantage for any country.

Clinton’s secret sale of twenty percent of American uranium is far more of a disadvantage to America than a benefit to Russia. American patriots do not sell twenty percent of our essential American uranium. It is a stunning betrayal of America. Let’s examine the details of the ignominious sale and the motives of the parties approving it which seem to align along financial and ideological lines.

The 2010 Uranium One deal allowed the Russian nuclear energy agency to acquire a majority interest in Uranium One, a Canadian mining company with stakes in the United States. Uranium One has two licensed mining operations in Wyoming that comprise 20% of the uranium recovery in the United States. They also have exploration projects in Utah, Colorado, and Arizona.

Foreign investments that could pose national security concerns must be reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) which has nine members. The Committee can approve a sale but cannot stop it. Only the President has the authority to stop the deal if the committee or any one member recommends suspension or prohibition of the transaction.

The Uranium One deal transferred 20% of American uranium assets to Russia. The United States gets a fifth of its electrical power from nuclear energy but only produces a fifth of the uranium it needs. The sale clearly needed CFIUS approval. So who had to sign off on this contemptible deal?

Composition of CFIUS

The Secretary of the Treasury is the Chairperson of CFIUS, and notices to CFIUS are received, processed, and coordinated at the staff level by the Staff Chairperson of CFIUS, who is the Director of the Office of Investment Security in the Department of the Treasury.

The members of CFIUS include the heads of the following departments and offices:

  1. Department of the Treasury (chair) – Tim Geithner
  2. Department of Justice – Eric Holder
  3. Department of Homeland Security – Janet Napolitano
  4. Department of Commerce – Gary Locke
  5. Department of Defense – Robert Gates
  6. Department of State – Hillary Clinton
  7. Department of Energy – Steven Chu
  8. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Ron Kirk
  9. Office of Science & Technology Policy – John Holdren

At the time that the Uranium One deal was being reviewed four congressional Republicans voiced security concerns about Russia controlling 20% of our uranium assets. A bill expressing disfavor of Congress was introduced by King, Lehtinen, Bachus, and McKeon and still no disclosures were made to Congress or to CFIUS about the ongoing FBI investigation into racketeering between Rosatom, Russia’s state controlled nuclear energy conglomerate, and the Clinton Foundation. Robert Mueller was head of the FBI at the time and Rod Rosenstein was the U.S. attorney in Maryland where the investigation was being conducted.

So, a secret deal to transfer 20% of American uranium assets to Russia was facilitated and hidden from the American people by the Obama administration. Why? How did the Uranium One deal benefit America? It didn’t – which explains the secrecy of the deal.

The chief benefactors of the Uranium One deal were The Clintons and the Clinton Foundation (CF). CF received millions of dollars and Bill was paid a suspiciously high $500,000 for a speech he delivered in Moscow. It is unknown at this writing if any other participants in the approval process profited financially from the sale.

Let’s review. Mueller and Rosenstein who helped facilitate this traitorous transfer of American uranium to Russia are now investigating President Trump based on a fake dossier commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party? People, this is the deep state at work.

Obama’s Uranium One deal is only rivaled in damage to America by his secret Iranian deal.

The Clintons are despicable money-grubbers who prostituted themselves and endangered America for money. Obama is an ideologue still trying to bring down American democracy and replace it with socialism (hope and change). Eric Holder, one of Obama’s ideological appointees who facilitated Obama’s attempts to politicize U.S. institutions and bring down America is considering a presidential run in 2020.

Obama’s ideological and corrupt appointees were placed in powerful positions to facilitate the Obama take down of America. Obama weaponized the government by politicizing it and flagrantly violating the laws. Barack Obama never thought his deceit or his complicit administration would be exposed. In a stunning open-mic dialogue with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev on March 26, 2012 Obama is clearly heard saying, “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” The conversation occurred ironically at a global nuclear security summit in South Korea and the reference to “flexibility” referred to missile defense issues.

Americans heard the dialogue but most people simply could not fathom an anti-American president of the United States. They could not process what they were hearing and wrap their minds around the idea of an anti-American president. Obama’s ends justifies the means tactics almost brought down America – but then Donald J. Trump won the presidential election and the Trump train intervened. Obama’s third term was quashed and he resurrected himself as leader of the “resistance” movement.

The legacy of President Donald J. Trump will be that he exposed the sinister attempt by Barack Hussein Obama and his gang to bring down America.

EDITORS NOTE: The column originally appeared in the Goudsmit Pundicity.

Cast Your Obamacares, Says Hill GOP

House and Senate leaders may disagree on how to fix Obamacare, but they certainly don’t dispute why.

After seven years, the only thing higher than the costs of the Left’s health care law may be the mounds of evidence about its failures. Already, families are bracing themselves for January 1, when experts warn that most Americans will wake up with a headache — and not from a lack of sleep from the night before.When the Times Square ball drops, premiums won’t. In fact, the first day of 2018 may trigger one of the steepest rises in health care premiums the country has faced. For the 39 states that have stuck it out on the Obamacare exchange, they’ll ring in the New Year by wringing out their wallets — most facing a 34-percent spike in premiums, and climbing. Although the pain will be passed on to almost every customer, analysts say the middle class will be squeezed the most. Like most people, insurers understand that Obamacare is a sinking ship, and they’re doing everything they can, the Wall Street Journal points out, to “hedg[e] against broader uncertainty around other aspects of the Affordable Care Act, and my market conditions.”

Others have outright left the exchange, blowing a big hole in the number of plans consumers could pick from. “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has estimated that 46 percent of Americans live in counties that will lose at least one exchange insurer next year.” Others are losing their plans entirely, news many of them are just getting in the mail. “Time to shop for new coverage,” their letters read. In some pockets of the country, like Virginia, people who had as many as 14 policy options last year are down to two (which also happen to cost $150 more a month).

So, while some may want to steer Congress away from the failed Obamacare debate into the greener pastures of tax reform, there are still Republicans who are trying to solve the looming crisis and give Americans some relief. Two of Congress’s key moneymen, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), are the latest to offer up a proposal that deals with some of the worst aspects of Obamacare — and, unlike the Lamar Alexander-Patty Murray deal, leaves no doubt about one of the biggest concerns: abortion. From its very first bullet point, Hatch and Brady explain that their “bicameral agreement” would fund cost savings reductions (CSRs) through 2019 “with pro-life protections.” That was a problem many of us had with the Alexander-Murray idea, since nothing in the plan addressed one of voters’ key priorities — ending the forced partnership between taxpayers and the abortion industry.

“What we’re proposing not only helps treat some of Obamacare’s symptoms: rising premiums, fewer choices, and uncertainty and instability,” Rep. Brady explained. “It takes steps to cure Obamacare’s underlying illness through patient-centered reforms that deliver relief from federal mandates, protect life, and increase choices in health care.” Like other bills, it would eliminate Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates, expand health savings accounts, and fund the cost-sharing program for two years, a move, Politico explains, “designed to appeal to Republicans who want to fund the Obamacare program but feel that Alexander didn’t get enough conservative concessions in his negotiations with Murray.”

Its biggest obstacle, apart from getting time on a busy congressional calendar, is that the duo will be introducing it as a standalone bill, meaning that it would need help from Democrats to pass. But if the Obamacare implosion continues, even they’ll have to concede that something needs to be done. And soon.


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


Also in the October 26 Washington Update:

HHS Asks You: How Are We Doing?

Best Bye: Controversial Texas Speaker to Exit in ’18

Church World Service CEO: Trump catering to white-supremacists with refugee screening changes

This is one of several statements I’m seeing this morning on the Trump Administration’s latest announcement on more stringent vetting for refugees and others wanting to enter our country.

Editor: When I can’t quite figure out how much Trump is accomplishing on this issue, I can always use a ‘squawk’ gauge—what is the decibel level of the squawking from the refugee industry? It is pretty high today!

As usual, in his Trump-blast, the CEO of one of nine federal contractors (paid by the head to place refugees in your towns) never once mentions that with more stringent vetting and fewer refugees entering the U.S., his ‘religious’ charity may have to absorb a huge loss in FEDERAL funding.

Will Rev. McCullough take a pay cut himself?

Washington, D.C. – CWS joins our partners and communities of faith across the United States in decrying the White House’s announcement today regarding changes to the US refugee resettlement program. As a result of these changes, hundreds, possibly thousands of families that have gone through the exhaustive vetting process in good faith and were promised refuge in the United States will see their eligibility revoked and be exposed to even further danger. The disruption to the program will have severe long-term consequences. [Including, but never mentioned, the possible loss of millions of dollars to their coffers—ed]

Rev. John L. McCullough

CWS’ President and CEO, Rev. John McCullough said “today’s announcement makes the pattern undeniable. The Trump administration is seeking to dismantle the refugee resettlement program brick by brick, through any means necessary.This administration is not interested in pursuing our national interest, enhancing national security, upholding the legal frameworks that protect both us and our allies, much less our shared moral obligation to lead as a nation during the world’s largest displacement crisis. The arguments put forward to dismantle the refugee program are all just smoke screens in order to fulfill the Trump campaign’s bargain with white-supremacy.”

Continue reading here.

This past summer, I used Charity Navigator for my source of information on CWS and its income (see all nine contractors here).  This is what I learned.  In the most recent year for reporting (2016), CWS was operating on a budget of just over $88 million.  See how much of that YOU (the taxpayer) supplied.

71% of their revenue comes from the U.S. Treasury! Yet, the good reverend is perfectly comfortable protesting, political organizing against the President, and calling any of you who have concerns about the refugee program a white supremacist! 

This organization could not exist without government grants!

Church World Service contributions breakdown.

See if a Church World Service subcontractor is working where you liveclick here.

(It was Church World Service that sent its subcontractor, Virginia Council of Churches, to the county in Maryland where I live over 10 years ago and so CWS is responsible for helping create this blog!  However, I see VCoC isn’t listed as a subcontractor on that list anymore!  Hmmm!)

And here (below) are Church World Services churches (churches representing the religious LEFT).

Is your church one of those supporting the goals of CWS? 

BTW, If your local church is doing a “crop walk” you know you are supporting more refugees being placed in America through CWS.

People ask me all the time what they can do.  If one of these is your church, you need to start speaking up to your local pastors/ministers!

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Noncitizen Immigrants Voted Illegally in Pennsylvania Elections

A Pennsylvania election official confirmed Wednesday that noncitizen immigrants illegally voted in elections hundreds of times since 2000, casting doubt on the state’s ability to screen out ineligible voters on its election rolls.

Jonathan Marks, commissioner for Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, told a state legislative committee that an agency analysis found 544 improper ballots cast from 2000 through 2017.

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The election commission says those ballots were cast by noncitizen immigrants who claim they had mistakenly registered to vote, reports the Associated Press. In response to questions from Republican lawmakers, the commission said it was investigating if other noncitizen immigrants remain registered to vote.

The hearing comes two weeks after former Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes abruptly resigned amid disclosures that legal resident noncitizens were able to register to vote while applying for or renewing drivers licenses. After inquires from Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the Pennsylvania State Department said it had records of 1,160 canceled voter registrations listing ineligibility as a reason and had put the issue under review.

At his testimony Wednesday, Marks said a glitch in the state’s Transportation Department’s “motor voter” process was responsible for the improper voter registrations. He told lawmakers the issue will be fixed within several months, according to the AP.

Republican officials nationwide have for years voiced concern that state election systems are susceptible to fraud and illegal voting by noncitizens and illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump pushed the issue to forefront in May with the creation of an election integrity commission to investigate “vulnerabilities in voting systems” used for federal elections.

In July, the commission sent letters to all 50 states, asking for voter data, including names, birth dates, party affiliation, partial Social Security numbers, and voting history dating to 2006.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, declined to provide some of the information, citing privacy issues and “grave concerns your request is a mere pretense for pursuing restrictions on the fundamental right of citizens to vote.”

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