Friday, June 4, 2021

1st Class Postage set to rise to $.58 per letter


The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) under the cover of a holiday weekend on May 28, requesting rate increases of 6.9 percent on average, with different categories ranging from 5.7 percent to as much 14.6 percent.

New rates would take effect on Aug. 29.

EMET Congratulates Isaac Herzog on Becoming Israel’s 11th President

(Washington, D.C., June 4, 2021) EMET congratulates Isaac Herzog on becoming Israel's 11th president. The president-elect won the secret-ballot election in the Knesset by the largest margin in Israeli history.

The father of Isaac Herzog, Haim Hertzog, was Israel's 6th President and his grandfather, Yitzhak HaLevi Hertzog served as the Israeli Chief Rabbi. The President-elect currently serves as the chairman of the Jewish Agency. EMET wishes him continued success in uniting world Jewry and much prosperity during his presidency as he follows in his father's footsteps.

Says EMET founder and president Sarah Stern, "Isaac Herzog is pre-eminently qualified to lead Israel as its 11th President. Mr. Herzog is a talented leader capable of uniting worldwide Jewry with the state of Israel and healing the fractures between them and among Israeli citizenry. He comes from an illustrious family and has been raised among many of the great leaders of the state of Israel. His views are not radical, but are solidly down the middle. The state of Israel needs someone to navigate many challenges right now. Mr. Herzog is the right person for the job and we at EMET want to congratulate him, and wish him much success on the road ahead."



About The Endowment for Middle East Truth
Founded in 2005, EMET is an unabashedly pro-American and pro-Israel think tank and policy institute in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to educate policymakers and the general public about the importance of Israel to the United States in their common struggle against radical Islam.  For more information, please visitwww.emetonline.org. Follow EMET on Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

How SATAN gets little souls

By John Horvat

Amazon is selling Satanic books to young children.

Among the items sold are "A Children's Book of Demons," which teaches children how to make sigils to summon demons, and "Satanic Coloring Book."

Some of the books mimic a conjuring guide where children are encouraged to call on demons by drawing out sigils, symbols used to summon devils to one's bidding.

According to reports:

"[A] book, titled A Children's Book of Demons, is available in paperback and authored by illustrator Aaron Leighton, who describes himself as a 'fan of all things occult.'

"As the holiday season gears up, the product is being sold by leading book retailers such as Amazon...

"The book is marketed as appropriate for ages 5 to 10.

"'Don't want to take out the trash tonight? Maybe you're swimming in homework? Perhaps that big bully is being a real drag?' the description of the book reads. 'Well grab your coloured pencils and sigil drawing skills and dial up some demons! This paranormal parody is filled to the brim with funny spirits more silly than scary!'"

This is absolutely repulsive.

Downplaying conjuring demons as a "parody" is no small matter. On the contrary, it makes demons seem innocuous to children, and introduces them to practices of the occult. This effectively destroys children's innocence by eroding the barriers of horror of the devil and by equating evil with good.

And we should have confidence that our petition will have effect. The proof: Books a Million and Barnes & Noble both removed the book after we protested similar items!

So, please sign our petition telling Amazon to stop selling such satanic children books.

Why Our Liberty Is in Peril

By Gary Bauer

I offer these helpful examples to President Biden on why so many Americans do believe our freedom is in peril. 
 
  • Our public schools that ought to be teaching American children to love their country are teaching our sons and daughters anti-American history along with Marxist-based critical race theory certain to increase racial hatred.

  • Our most important intelligence agencies and federal law enforcement, filled with brave men and women whose job it is to protect us, have been compromised by leftist partisans who have "weaponized" those agencies to spy on American citizens and harassed the Trump/Pence Administration for four years. 

  • Religious liberty is under relentless attack. Churches were forced to close during the pandemic while rioters gathered by the thousands to loot and burn American cities. The full weight of the Biden/Harris Justice Department is being brought down on Christian ministries trying to force them to accept the demands of the LGBTQ fascists.

  • Freedom of speech is being attacked daily by a combination of "cancel culture" warriors, big tech oligarchs who do the bidding of the far left and "woke" corporate CEOs.

  • The American military is under relentless assault from the progressive left. Men and women who currently serve in the ranks and are conservative, super patriotic, pro-Trump, pro-life, etc. are now facing the prospect of their communications being monitored and their careers ended. The same Marxist "critical race theory" poison foisted on our children is now finding its way into the ranks of our warriors.

  • The degree of Chinese communist influence into key American institutions is impossible to accurately estimate. Politicians have been compromised, U.S. corporations parrot the Chinese line and lobby for more trade deals, university campuses have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars of Chinese communist's money, professors at major universities are being indicted for giving China U.S. technology and research. . . the examples go on and on.
  
So, yes, President Biden, clearly American liberty and our national security are in grave peril and you are clueless or complicit in what threatens us.

FAIR Urges the Department of Labor to Protect the Jobs and Wages of American Workers



(June 3, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), urging the agency to raise the wage rates employers are required to pay foreign workers and implement worker-protection rules that were promulgated under the Trump administration. The January 2021 rule, which was delayed after President Biden took office, would establish more realistic wage scales aimed at discouraging U.S. employers from bypassing American workers in favor of cheap foreign labor.

"To ensure that employment-based visa programs operate in line with Congressional intent and are not administered to the detriment of U.S. workers' interests while exploiting their foreign counterparts, FAIR supports implementation of DOL's final rule to raise wage rate levels," the comment reads. "More must be done, however, to improve the effectiveness of the updated prevailing wage rates. DOL must require that all wage levels conform to the statutory requirement of meeting or exceeding the prevailing wage and should implement additional safeguards to ensure that foreign workers are not exploited while U.S. workers are unfairly stripped of economic opportunity and high- quality labor conditions in their own country."

"Whether DOL requires employers to pay guestworkers market wages or not presents a true test for President Biden and the DOL," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR. "On one hand, the president presents himself as an advocate for American workers, and DOL's explicit purpose is to protect those interests. On the other, his administration has made it clear that they support a virtual open borders immigration policy. Those two interests are at odds as DOL considers the fate of the rule. The decision will make it absolutely clear which is more important to this administration: the jobs and wages of American workers, or unchecked immigration."

As expected, powerful business lobbyists and mass immigration groups have flooded DOL with comments from the other side, with the end goal of more cheap foreign labor for unscrupulous employers.

"FAIR's position is unambiguous. In our comments to DOL, we forcefully urge them to side with American workers by adopting rules that both eliminate incentives for employers to displace and undercut American workers, and ensure that those guestworkers whose services are legitimately needed are compensated fairly," Stein concluded.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Victory! Supreme Court Refuses to Presume Aliens are Credible

June 1, 2021

 

Agreeing with IRLI, High Court throws out Ninth Circuit precedent

 

WASHINGTON—Today, agreeing with a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously disallowed the practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of conclusively presuming that an alien's testimony in his removal proceedings was credible and true, unless the immigration judge had explicitly found that it was not.

 

IRLI showed in its brief that this rule flatly conflicts with a federal statute that provides that no presumption of credibility shall be given to an alien's testimony, except a rebuttable—not conclusive—presumption on appeal if no explicit finding that the alien's testimony was not credible was made below. The Ninth Circuit had argued that it escaped this contradiction with the statute because a petition for review is not an "appeal." IRLI showed that this technical dodge is unavailing; if a petition for review is not an appeal, then the Ninth Circuit's conclusive presumption is not deployed on appeal, and is barred by the statute's bar on any presumption of credibility, whether rebuttable or conclusive, except on appeal. In today's opinion, the Supreme Court agreed with IRLI on this point.

 

IRLI also showed that the Ninth Circuit's rule has disastrous real-world consequences. In another Ninth Circuit case (consolidated with this one), a thrice-deported criminal alien who had been convicted of severely beating his girlfriend was deemed a danger to the community of the United States by the immigration judge at his removal proceedings, and so denied withholding of removal, despite his claim that he would be abused by police in Mexico if he returned there. But because the immigration judge did not explicitly find that the criminal alien's testimony, which included his testimony downplaying his conviction, was not credible, the Ninth Circuit conclusively presumed that his testimony was credible, and sent the case back down with instructions likely to result in the blocking of the criminal alien's deportation. In its reversal today, in keeping with this showing in the IRLI brief, the Supreme Court dwelled at length on the criminal alien's brutal crimes, and on the flimsiness of his contrary evidence.

 

"The Ninth Circuit's presumption of credibility is yet another example of how some courts have weakened immigration law by rigging it in favor of aliens, including criminal aliens," said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. "Because Americans end up getting hurt by these judge-made rules, it is vital that we point out how they conflict with statutes passed by Congress, and get them struck down. We are pleased that the Court—once again, unanimously—did just that today."

 

The case is Barr v. Ming Dai, No. 19-1155 (Supreme Court).

 

For additional information, contact: Brian Lonergan • 202-232-5590 • blonergan@irli.org

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Just Say NO! to Vaccine Passports

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Lt. Governor candidate Winsome Sears will be at MCRW Meeting tonight!


RPV Chair Richard Anderson and Lt. Gov. Candidate Winsome Sears


"We are strong women. Black women own guns, and we're not going to hide anymore.
If that's not your thing then it's not your thing, but it is a Second Amendment thing."
Winsome Sears

Madison County Republican Women will meet on Tuesday, May 18th, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the  Fellowship Baptist Church, 725 Gate Road, Madison.

The meeting will feature a delicious Ham dinner with great sides and desserts by members. Dinner is $10. The group will be collecting donations of canned foods to be distributed by MESA to local families in need. 

For more information, please call 923-4300 or 923-4109.  CDC Advice in place  for social distancing.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Winsome, Trump and Youngkin



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Former CEO Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia GOP governor nomination after last challenger concedes. New York Times "Youngkin is a political blank slate, with no record in elected office to attack.

"His private wealth — reportedly more than $200 million — will allow him to compete against former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a prolific fundraiser."

Former private equity chief Glenn Youngkin became the Republican nominee for Virginia governor Monday night after his closest rival, business executive Pete Snyder, conceded while votes were still being tabulated.

Youngkin, 54, the former co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, elbowed past contenders with far more political experience to lead the ticket for a Virginia GOP that has failed to win a statewide election since 2009.

In the sixth round of counting, Youngkin passed the required 50 percent threshold.

"Virginians have made it clear that they are ready for a political outsider with proven business experience to bring real change in Richmond," he said on Twitter.

Youngkin says "the last eight years have been crushing" for Virginians, and he warned that if McAuliffe were given another term, Democrats would end the state's right-to-work law that prohibits compulsory union membership. If that happens, "we can kiss our business environment away," he said.

Republicans believe they have a better chance of winning statewide this year than at any time in the last decade, after Democrats, who took full control in Richmond in 2020, passed sweeping liberal legislation on gun restrictions, and many other issues.

With Democrats set to choose their slate of candidates in a June 8 primary, the Virginia race will be watched nationwide as a bellwether for the 2022 congressional midterm elections. New Jersey is the only other state electing a governor this year, but the state is so solidly blue that Virginia is seen as posing the bigger test for both major parties in the aftermath of the Trump presidency.

McAuliffe raised $36 million for his 2013 election and over $9.9 million during the past two years. Youngkin has already spent $5.5 million of his own money since entering the race in late January.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

FAIR: Biden's One Sensible Impulse Thwarted by His Open Borders Overlords

President Reverses Decision and Increases Refugee Numbers 
 

(May 3, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – Less than three weeks ago, President Joe Biden announced that he would maintain the 15,000 cap on resettlement of refugees due to exigent circumstances that include a global pandemic and its economic effects on American workers. Within hours of that announcement, President Biden beat a hasty retreat from his position in the face of pressure from radical open borders advocates on the far left fringe of his political coalition. Today, he more than quadrupled the refugee resettlement cap to 62,500 for this year.

"What we are witnessing is the incredible folding president," commented Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). "Since Day One of this administration, we have seen President Biden capitulate to demand after demand of open-borders radicals, leading to an unprecedented surge of illegal migration and a growing humanitarian crisis. Now with resources spread thin by his border policies, and state and local governments straining to cope with the needs of hundreds of thousands of migrants pouring across the border, the president is deepening the crisis with a massive increase in the refugee cap."

Media reports indicate that today's decision was made after the administration conferred with "stakeholders" in this policy. "As with every other immigration-related decision made since taking office, today's White House announcement absolutely ignores the fact that the American people are the primary stakeholders, and that their interests and security are undermined by a massive increase in refugee admissions even as our borders remain out of control," Stein continued.

"With each passing day, and each immigration policy move that is made, it is clear that a radical fringe, dedicated to eliminating all limits on migration and all enforcement of our laws is in control of our immigration policies, to the detriment of the health, security, and interests of the American people," concluded Stein.