April 23, 2019
- What the Mueller Report DOESN'T say.
- Prosecutor vs Prosecutor
- Eat an (im)Peach
April 23, 2019
Announcing his endorsement, Morton Blackwell added the following:
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Melvin Adams, Chairman of Virginia's 5th District Republican Committee, will be the Guest Speaker at the Tuesday, May 21st Madison County Republican Women's meeting, 6:00-8:30 PM.
The evening's menu: Fried Chicken Dinner with all the trimming and desserts by MCRW members. Dinner: $8.
Everyone is invited to attend this informative meeting. Location: Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1236 Fishback Road, Rt. 722 at the north traffic light.
The UNHCR has stated that refugees and asylum-seekers from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have been forced into displacement by a confluence of factors that have led to an escalating situation of chronic violence and insecurity. These factors range from the influence of organized crime such as drug cartels and urban gangs to the limited national capacity—compounded by corruption, poverty, and exclusion—of UN member states to provide protection. However, these factors are not recognized by U.S. law as criteria for asylum.
The UNHRC is mostly responsible for referring about 326,000 refugees to the United States for resettlement during the Bush administration. During the Obama administration, that number exploded to almost 574,000 refugees, a 76 percent increase from the previous administration. In the first 26 months of the Trump administration, the number of refugees entering the United States has decreased substantially to over 57,000.
With a record 21.3 million refugees worldwide in 2015 and still growing, the UNHCR began work on its non-binding global migration pact after more than 1 million people arrived in Europe in 2015, many fleeing the civil war in Syria and poverty in Africa. However, the Trump administration said the global approach to the issue was not compatible with U.S. sovereignty.
With 51 Democrats
o Democrat Kathy Tran's bill to allow abortion up until the moment of birth would be passed in "two afternoons"
o Democrat Sam Rasoul's Green New Deal which is similar to the plan supported by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be passed in "two afternoons"
Democrats plan to take away guns from law-abiding gun owners would be passed in "two afternoons"
Two afternoons. That's how fast Democrats just said it would take for them to implement their entire radical liberal agenda if they take the majority.
A Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates was caught on camera saying if Democrats can clench the House Majority, it will only take "two afternoons" to enact their extreme liberal agenda wish list.
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WASHINGTON, DC: Family Research Council went public today with a campaign in the Wall Street Journal exposing the "hypocrisy" of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and calling upon the media and tech companies that use the SPLC's tainted labeling of Christian groups to stop immediately. The ad, purchased in conjunction with the American Family Association and in cooperation with SPLCexposed.com, calls on Spotify, MSNBC, CNN, YouTube, Amazon, and PayPal to stop aligning with the SPLC after former SPLC employees exposed the wealthy "charity" as a "con," raising millions of dollars by expanding the definition of "hate" while operating an organization rife with racism and bigotry.
The ad quotes from former SPLC employees who have spoken out about their experiences:
Christine Lee, a Harvard Law School graduate and 1989 SPLC legal intern summarized, "There was not a single black employee with whom I spoke who was happy to be working there. The organization had "a way of talking about black people that hasn't -- I don't think -- been done in 30 or 40 years," Lee concluded. Former SPLC attorney Gloria Browne agreed, "I was surprised at some of the things I saw, because it was a civil rights organization... I've heard racial slurs in the place."
A former employee told The New Yorker, "You will never step foot in a more contradictory place as long as you live." Another remarked, "It could be racial, sexual, financial--that place was a virtual buffet of injustices." Former SPLC writer Bob Moser admitted, "We were part of the con, and we knew it."
Former SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok made clear the SPLC's ultimate aim, saying, "Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate groups, I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, completely destroy them."
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins added the following comments:
"Now that employees of SPLC have pulled back the curtain on the organization's hypocrisy, what will members of the media and big tech who aligned themselves with SPLC do? To continue to use SPLC's politically-driven labeling will be an endorsement of SPLC's blatant racism and bigotry," concluded Perkins.
Monday, April 15, 2019
By Gary Bauer
President Trump once again dominated the immigration debate over the last several days when reports leaked out that he was interested in sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.
The president tweeted, "The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy — so this should make them very happy!"
You'd think so, right? Yet for days now, many progressive leaders have been denouncing Trump for daring to suggest he just might give them what they want.
The mayor of Seattle called Trump "a despot." A spokeswoman for Nancy Pelosi, who represents the sanctuary city of San Francisco, blasted the president's idea as "cruel," "warped" and "despicable."
Not long ago, Cher urged progressives to adopt DACA recipients and to give these illegal immigrants "sanctuary" in their homes. But in response to Trump's latest suggestion, Cher tweeted this:
"I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISN'T TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+ Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS. PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE, & HUNGRY? If My State Can't Take Care of Its Own (Many Are VETS) How Can it Take Care Of More."
That's a great question. It deserves a real debate. I commend the president for getting at least one Hollywood liberal to focus on the impact of open borders on ordinary Americans.
Let me briefly remind you of what President Trump has tried to do.
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By Gary Bauer
NATO leaders are in Washington this week, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the historic alliance. Yesterday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed a joint session of Congress. I suspect Stoltenberg's remarks surprised many in the chamber and no doubt disappointed many on the left. Here's what he said:
"NATO is a strong alliance. But to remain a strong alliance, NATO must be a fair alliance. . . Freedom has enemies, and they need to be deterred. And if deterrence fails, we need to fight.
"Hitler could not have been stopped with peaceful protest. Stalin could not have been deterred with words. ISIS could not have been defeated with dialogue. . . Our desire for a peaceful world is simply not enough. . .
"NATO allies must spend more on defense. This has been the clear message from President Trump. And this message is having a real impact.
"After years of reducing defense budgets, all allies have stopped the cuts. . . Before they were cutting billions. Now they are adding billions. In just the last two years, European allies and Canada have spent an additional $41 billion on defense. By the end of next year, that figure will rise to $100 billion.
"This is making NATO stronger. . . This is good for Europe, and it is good for America."
Remember all the hysteria about how Trump was attacking our friends and alienating our allies? Remember how we were told over and over again that Trump was "soft on Russia"? It was all total nonsense.
In what world is demanding that our European allies step up and spend more on defense "soft on Russia"?
Now we have NATO's top official praising the president's leadership and telling Congress that Trump has been good for NATO, good for Europe and good for America. Hopefully some #NeverTrumpers were listening yesterday.
April 3, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- Family Research Council (FRC) today joined a coalition of 67 conservative leaders and organizations in releasing an open letter to news organizations, calling on the media to stop using data from the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which has been exposed from within as having a culture of long-standing, long-ignored racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The unraveling scandal has so far claimed the organization's founder, its president, and a top attorney.
The letter reads in part:
"In September 2017, a group similar to the one signing below wrote a public letter to warn the news media about the untrustworthy and corrupt nature of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). We suggested then that you refrain from using the SPLC as a source. Some news organizations and individuals became more circumspect about the SPLC, but, unfortunately, some did not. That said, 2017 and 2018 produced several publications marking the beginning of a much-needed reassessment of the SPLC's self-appointed standing as America's arbiter of 'hate.'
"The SPLC's ability to deflect and parry seems to have ended with its March 13 firing of Morris Dees, its co-founder and leader for almost five decades. Dees' termination was accompanied by a terse, opaque pronouncement...Dees' firing was not the only shoe to drop. Within ten days both the president, Richard Cohen, and the legal director, Rhonda Brownstein, had left the SPLC.
"In response to this inner upheaval, Morris Dees was fired unceremoniously. Next, the management hired Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, attorney Tina Tchen, to investigate its workplace culture. This choice raises serious concerns about the neutrality of the investigation. And the choice appears particularly problematic given Tchen recently making headlines for interfering with the Chicago Police Department's Jussie Smollett investigation.
"If SPLC is interested in restoring its lost credibility with the public and remaining SPLC staff, an SPLC-initiated investigation should include...a responsible investigator to examine the various news reports over the years that have pointed to deep flaws in the SPLC and publicly lay out who within the Center knew what and when about these work conditions.
"It (SPLC) attacks anyone who disagrees with its far-left agenda, smearing them with lies and grossly mischaracterizing their work. All the while SPLC has also been imploding from within, with allegations of sex and race discrimination -- which have hounded them for years -- finally boiling over with the firing of Dees and the resignation of Cohen.
"SPLC has lost all credibility. We call on all media, corporations, social media companies, and financial institutions to immediately stop relying on their discredited and partisan 'hate' and 'extremist' lists."
To read the full letter, please see: https://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF19D04.pdf.
"By the way, the word democracy appears in none of our founding documents.
"The Founders of our nation recognized that we need government, but because the essence of government is force, and force is evil, government should be as small as possible. The Founders intended for us to have a limited republican form of government where human rights precede government and there is rule of law. Citizens, as well as government officials, are accountable to the same laws. Government intervenes in civil society only to protect its citizens against force and fraud, but does not intervene in the cases of peaceable, voluntary exchange."
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That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
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