Thursday, April 25, 2019

Morton Blackwell Endorses Tina Freitas

Culpeper, VA - Today, RNC National Committeeman and conservative leader Morton Blackwell, endorsed Tina Freitas in the Republican primary for Virginia Senate in District 24.

May 21st: Melvin Adams, RPV 5th District Chair, to speak at MCRW

Melvin Adams

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

UN is Aiding Caravans, Re-Defining Refugees, and Seeking to Control U.S. Immigration Policy

April 24, 2019

"A threat to our sovereignty … a serious detriment to our refugee program"

WASHINGTON – Research conducted by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) indicates that the United States has effectively ceded its sovereignty to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and other international organizations to operate our refugee program and select refugees from an exclusive pool of applicants. Moreover, the UNHCR is now demanding that the United States open its southern border to asylum-seekers who are fleeing persecution and violence.

Assisting Caravans and Advocating Against Borders

The UNHCR is providing support and assistance to the large-scale migrant caravans from Central America. Under the guise of providing humanitarian aid, the UNHCR has dispatched more than 45 staff members to Mexico to ensure that the United States accepts the throngs of asylum-seekers making their way to our southern border.

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.

UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley was quoted as saying that while the arrival of thousands of Honduran migrants in the caravan to the U.S. border will be overwhelming, closing the border is not the solution. "We wish to reiterate and underline," Yaxley said, "that any individuals within that group that are fleeing persecution and violence, they need to be given access to the territory and they need to be allowed to exercise their fundamental rights to seek asylum and have access to refugee status determination procedures."

Expanding Refugee Definitions

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said when he was Commissioner of UNHCR that one of his objectives was to expand the definition of refugees to include as many categories of migrants as possible to include not only those who have been persecuted but also those who are affected by the indiscriminate effects of armed conflict, generalized violence, or other man-made disasters. He expressed a desire to include those fleeing from crime within the definition of a refugee. A new category of refugees he wishes to establish is for those displaced under the Nansen Initiative, which seeks to adopt a protection agenda for cross border displaced persons in the context of climate change, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

The United States has not broadened the statutory definition of a refugee. In asylum and refugee case law in the U.S., it is well established that victims of crime, civil war, and civil strife do not qualify as refugees.

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.

Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the UN, clearly expressed U.S. opposition to the UNHCR when she stated, "No country has done more than the United States and our generosity will continue. But our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country."

The United States is the largest financial contributor to the UN out of 193 member states in its fold, providing 22 percent of the UN regular budget and 28.43 percent of UN peacekeeping budgets. In FY2017, it contributed more than $8.5 billion to UN entities. Of which, about $5.6 billion was provided to the UNHCR for humanitarian-related activities.

"Think about this, the United States is paying the UNHCR to screen and refer migrants for resettlement in the United States, who don't meet the U.S. legal definition of a refugee, and then try to mandate how many migrants we should allow into our country," said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. "There are no legal requirements nor any advantages to allow the UNHCR to continue to make refugee status determinations or play any role in processing and screening applicants desiring to resettle in the United States. Their active participation in our refugee program is a threat to our sovereignty, an obfuscation in our screening process, and a serious detriment to our refugee program."


Democrats caught on camera

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.

House Republican Team

May 9th: Awareness Program

This has nothing to do with politics, but if you have family, friends, or neighbors in Madison with children 18 or younger, you should make the time

This has nothing to do with politics – but if you have family, friends, or neighbors, know grandparents raising young children, or attend church where children attend, this program is for ALL PARENTS, CUSTODIANS AND GUARDIANS of those under 18.  We are losing far too many children to heroin and other illicit drugs, and if parents have at least some idea where to look and what to look for, they might just save their children's lives.  It's a two-hour presentation (+) at the Fire Hall.  And if you're NARCAN-trained, it would be helpful to know what to suggest to parents (i.e., finding one of these programs) to limit access – as well as to find resources for help!


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

No Hanger - Reason No. 8

Here are the first three of the Top 10 Reasons why Emmett Hanger needs to Hang it up.
Now on YouTube - please share.


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Friday, April 19, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Pilgrim’s Progress. Theaters are selling out!

FRC, AFA Call on Media, Big Tech to Distance Themselves from the Disgraced Southern Poverty Law Cent

April 17, 2019

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, 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.

View the ad here:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Trump's Sanctuary Strategy

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.

  • He wanted full funding for a border wall to stop illegal immigration.  Progressives in Congress gave him as little as possible. 
  • He wanted to station more troops at the border.  But liberal governors pulled their National Guard troops and some deep state officials in the Pentagon resisted. 
  • He wanted migrants claiming asylum to wait in Mexico while their claims were adjudicated.  But a liberal judge blocked him
  • He tried to end Obama's unconstitutional DACA program.  But liberal judges blocked him.
  • He tried to block funding to sanctuary cities.  But a liberal judge blocked him.
  • He offered a very generous immigration deal exchanging protections for DACA recipients for border wall funding.  Congressional liberals blocked it.
I think you get the point.
And what has the left proposed?  Well, nothing really.  In spite of record apprehensions, left-wing politicians insist there's no crisis at the border. 
The left's radical agenda is deeply unpopular.  For example:
President Trump is keeping the issue of illegal immigration front and center in the national debate.

Monday, April 15, 2019

No Hanger - Reason No. 10

Reason No. 10 in the countdown to the Primary on June 11th   

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 13th: Spring Catfish Supper



Saturday, APRIL 13, 2019
5 pm to 8 pm

American Legion Post 157
310 Thrift Road, Madison, VA

MENU · Large Filet of U.S. Farm Raised Catfish, Delicious Hush Puppies, Cornbread Muffins, Buttered
Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Homemade Pies, Cakes, Cookies and other Wonderful
Desserts, Coffee, Iced Tea, and Lemonade. Choice of Catfish or Hotdogs for children.



Credit Cards Accepted



BENEFITING: Post Youth Programs


Friday, April 5, 2019

NATO's 70th Anniversary

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.

Conservatives Release Open Letter to the News Media: Avoid Imploding Southern Poverty Law Center

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:

Press Release