Poll: Justin Amash Trails Primary Challenger by Double Digits After Impeachment Call


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Poll: Justin Amash Trails Primary Challenger by Double Digits After Impeachment Call

 

Justin Amash

 

By Joshua Caplan

June 12, 2019

BREITBART

 

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the first Republican on Capitol Hill to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, trails primary challenger State Rep. Jim Lower by a sizeable margin, according to a poll released Tuesday.

 

A Practical Political Consulting/MIRS poll shows Amash (33 percent) behind Lower (49 percent) by 16 percent. The poll was conducted between June 5th-9th and served 360 likely Republican voters. Amash’s other primary challenger, Army National Guardsman Tim Norton, was not included in the poll.

 

 

The poll comes amid a Politico report stating President Trump has discussed the possibility of backing an Amash primary challenger with Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. However, no firm decision has been made on the matter.

 

The Michigan Republican shocked the Beltway when he accused President Trump of committing “impeachable” offenses stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report and claimed Attorney General William Barr misrepresented the special counsel’s key findings. Team Mueller found no criminal conspiracy occurred between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, and shortly after, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined that the president did not commit obstruction of justice during the sweeping investigation.

 

President Trump and top Republicans blasted Amash over his remarks, accusing him of being an attention-seeker with an unimpressive legislative track record to show for his four terms in Congress. “Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy,” the president tweeted last month. “If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, ‘composed’ by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump, he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION.”

 

“Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents [sic] hands!” he concluded.

 

On Monday evening, Amash resigned from the House Freedom Caucus, the conservative congressional group he helped start in 2015, after 30 of his now-former peers voted to condemn his remarks on impeachment.

 

“I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends,” he told CNN of the decision to leave. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”

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The Sad Truth


Super PACs.

This informative article provides a good reason to contribute directly to your candidate of choice rather than a Political Action Committee (PAC). For that matter I stopped donating money to the National Republican Party because of the influence of Establishment RINOs who consistently vote with Dems. In 2020 I’ll be giving my money directly to a Conservative candidate, especially if a RINO needs defeated in a Primary. Indeed, RINOs are the reason I’m a registered Independent rather than a Republican.

 

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The Sad Truth: Political Hucksters Harm the Conservative Movement

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  6/9/2019 4:02 AM

 

All of Conservative America would not be surprised to hear that money given to the Democratic Party, a largely immoral and criminal party, and its political action committees (PACs) is misspent and goes into the pockets of the organizers more so than it gets to any candidate, but they expect much more from the Republican Party which claims to represent the “Moral Majority”. The sad truth is that conservatives are being defrauded and scammed by PAC operators and fundraisers on or near every election cycle and during every major unfolding political crisis. And a lot of self-proclaimed watchdogs sound one false alarm after another rather than expose the efforts of former allies of President Trump to line their own pockets, diverting funds away from endeavors that would actually facilitate President Trump’s agenda, a major problem that is also experienced in many other Republican campaigns.

 

Each new election and each new political cause finds Americans inundated by repetitive pleas for money that can and often do quickly change focus to the scandal of the day, whether it is pertaining to illegal immigration, Obamacare, Hillary Clinton escaping justice or Benghazi and Islamic terrorism. Old PACs associated with dormant issues or newly neutralized politicians are shifted to newly perceived money making issues.

 

These groups run all sorts of polls and studies, and they know where the profit is to be found among conservative base voters who are searching for outsider candidates, and their scams eventually take their toll. Conservatives think they are giving to a greater cause than themselves, but when results are short due to the lion’s share of the money being siphoned off by so-called “consultants”, everybody soon gets burned out and quits donating money, even to the legitimate causes.

 

Just prior to the 2018 elections, the Tea Party Majority Fund raised $1.67 million and donated $35,000 to candidates. During this same period, Conservative Majority Fund raised $1 million and donated $7500, while Conservative Strike Force raised $258,376 and donated nothing to any candidate.

 

Put Vets First raised approximately $4 million, in 2018, and only gave $9000 to candidates.

 

In 2014, out of $43 million raised by thirty-three separate political action committees, supposedly affiliated with the Tea Party, only $3 million was spent on ads and candidates facing tough campaigns often highlighted in the appeals. The rest went to operating expenses, including $6 million to companies owned or managed by the operators of the PACs, according to a study by Politico.

 

Also in 2014, the Black Republican PAC raised $700,000, and it only spent one percent of those contributions on candidates and ads supporting them, according to government filings.

 

It’s also worth noting that the 2015 National Draft Ben Carson for President PAC raised thirteen million dollars, none of which went to Mr. Carson. Armstrong Williams, business manager for Carson, said: “People giving money think it’s going to Dr. Carson and it’s not … Our hands are tied. We don’t want people exploited.”

 

In 2016, Roger Stone’s Committee to Restore America’s Greatness raised $587,000 and only spent $16,000 for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

 

Great America PAC raised nearly $29 million from small donations, in 2016, and donated $30,125 to candidates running for federal office. In 2018, donations totaled $8.3 million with almost $32,000 going to candidates.

 

Some PACs also make large payments to vendors they own or are run by people who work for them, as an unscrupulous means to hide how much the PAC consultants are making, which is exactly what the Senate Conservatives Fund and American Crossroads were caught doing one year. Such payments don’t have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission, so nobody really knows where the money goes, and all of this should set off red flags for donors, as it represents a huge conflict of interest and facilitates fine and decent Americans being separated from their hard earned dollars through the perpetration of a fraud.

 

Even worse, most of these PACs prosper off of outright, blatant lies they tell conservatives. Milwaukee’s Sheriff David Clarke didn’t want to run for the Senate in Wisconsin, and Laura Ingraham, Fox News host, wasn’t interested in running for the Senate in Virginia. The PACs play the hero for conservative values and freedom against the many real threats of today, and some they invent, when they’re actually nothing more than coastal political operatives keeping most of the money for themselves.

 

All of this has severely hurt the Conservative Movement in America, by possibly being a large factor in the GOP’s loss of control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This loss has severely damaged President Trump’s policy agenda and has him wasting too much valuable time on defense.

 

Imagine how different results might have been in 2018, if only $10 million of the roughly $177 million raised by PACs had been spent on real campaigns in the twenty House districts that Republicans lost by five percentage points or less. The extra $500,000 per campaign might just have made the difference in Mia Love’s district in Utah, where she would have won, if she had only received 625 more votes.

 

In Maine’s 2nd District, Bruce Poliquin needed about 3500 more votes. Karen Handel, running in Georgia’s 6th, needed 8000 more votes; and, in California’s 21st District, David Valadao lost by a mere 900 votes. [Ibid.]

 

Day after day, year after year, little old ladies are called and emailed with dire news and warnings that America’s future is at stake if a certain amount of money isn’t raised in a specific time frame — that the nation is doomed — and so, these little old ladies donate money that many of them really can’t afford, because they love America and believe they’re making the world better. Unfortunately all they are doing is making these telemarketers wealthier. And in the meantime, conservative candidates are losing elections, biting the dust, convinced that if they had just had another few hundred thousand dollars, they might have been victorious.

 

Any Trump supporter or conservative should be livid.

 

Going into the 2020 election season, Conservatives must do their dead level best to make contributions directly to the candidate’s campaign office, or better yet the candidate himself. Stop handing your hard earned money over to the political hucksters seeking to cash in on the angst of conservative voters and end this terrible blight on the Conservative Movement, ridding it of those self-interested confidence men acting at cross purposes to America’s best interests.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Orwellian America: Where telling the truth, telling a joke, or sometimes even stating the obvious, can get you in trouble

 

Jihad training compound discovered in rural Macon County, Alabama.

 

By Leo Hohmann

May 12, 2019

LeoHohmann.com

 

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in terms of the ongoing transformation of America so let me catch you up.

 

Does anyone else see it as ironic that the squelching of conservative speech has been placed into overdrive since Americans elected a conservative president?

 

It’s as if the technocrats embedded in the deep state are punishing us for refusing to elect their pre-ordained candidate.

 

The old Soviet Union, if you recall, also claimed to have “free” elections. But the poorly kept secret was that only pre-approved candidates were allowed on the ballot. It was the professional politicos in the Soviet bureaucracy who hand-selected the “choices” that were then offered to the proletariat, who on their own could not be trusted to vote the right way. “Choices” had to be limited.

 

Similarly, a beast-like system has been created by modern technocrats in America. A system where outsiders like Donald Trump have no chance of winning because they don’t have the support of the “professionals” in the bureaucracy.

 

I think it’s pretty clear that Trump snuck up on them in 2016, that they believed their own flawed polling, and underestimated just how teed off the middle-class working people had become after decades of rule by politicians on the right and left who did not understand their plight, and didn’t care to learn.

 

They now are determined not to let it happen again. Ever. No more Trump. No more Trumpian wannabes.

 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google-YouTube – which benefit from government-supported monopolies – are all purging conservatives from their platforms in time for the 2020 election. Even those not purged will be more careful, tempering, watching what they say, so as not to lose their voice all together.

 

Most major cities are also cracking down on dissenters. They are implementing the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda and partnering with progressive corporations in public-private partnerships. Anyone employed by one of these cities, or one of their corporate “partners,” is not allowed to express any unauthorized opinions on the government-backed social media sites.

 

If this sounds like “collusion,” that’s because it is. Collusion to silence those on the right. Think Orwell’s “1984.” It has arrived with little fanfare.

 

Specifically off limits are statements, comments or even jokes that offend certain privileged groups, notably followers of Islam, LGBTQs, or the Planned Parenthood abortion industry. If a person employed by these politically correct cities or companies steps out of bounds, they face a very real risk losing their job and possibly their career.

 

Teachers are routinely disciplined, even fired, for referring to transgender students by the wrong pronoun. You can read about one such case in Virginia here.

 

Michael Taylor, mayor of Sterling Heights, Michigan

 

In Sterling Heights, Michigan, Republican Mayor Michael Taylor sides with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslims over a large community of Chaldean Christians who did not want a mega-mosque built in the middle of their neighborhood. In terms of sheer numbers, there are more Chaldeans in Sterling Heights than Muslims, but the Chaldeans are fractured and split while the Muslim community speaks with a single voice and carries a big stick. A big stick in terms of the ease with which CAIR threatens to use legal action if it doesn’t get its way. CAIR speaks and the spineless politicians listen. Taylor, for example, flip-flopped from opposing the mega-mosque to supporting it. Taylor denies it, but his change of heart clearly came after CAIR’s executive director pointed a dagger-like finger at him and declared him guilty of “Islamophobia.”

 

That’s all it takes for the vast majority of politicians in today’s America to make up their minds which side they want to be on whenever a controversy involving Islam pops up.

 

Want proof? There’s plenty.

 

Dawud Walid is an imam and head of CAIR-Michigan

 

Dawud Walid, CAIR-Michigan’s chapter boss, was able to get a low-level mayoral appointee removed from her post last year in the city of Warren, a suburb of Detroit. Diane Koslowski had committed the unpardonable sin of criticizing Islam on her private Facebook page, where she posted “Islam is hate.”

 

Though she publicly apologized and expressed deep remorse for “offending” Muslims, it did her no good. She was still forced to resign in disgrace from the city advisory board. You can read our report on last year’s fiasco in Warren here.

 

  • Now it has happened again this week in Dearborn, Michigan, where the new Gestapo led by CAIR and Walid jumped into action against a man who, like Kozlowski, violated the Islamic Sharia law against blaspheming/slandering a Muslim.

 

Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly sided with CAIR and the Muslims over his own city employee in a case that really amounted to some bad Facebook humor. Bill Larion, a surveyor in the city’s engineering department, posted that he thought Sports Illustrated’s inclusion of a burkini-clad Muslim woman in its Swimsuit Edition would have better suited for the cover of “Camels ‘R Us.”

 

  • In fact, CAIR spends a lot of its time calling on people to resign, simply because they expressed a politically incorrect thought. It also happened last week in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., where CAIR demanded a local county lawmaker resign because she posted to Facebook a true statement about the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to “destroy us from within.”

 

In Dearborn, Mr. Larion’s comment was clearly in bad taste. But did it warrant his immediate firing, even after issuing an apology to the city’s Muslim community? Almost certainly not. Compare that drastic retribution against a local city surveyor to the way Muslims in far more powerful positions are treated when they slip up and make insensitive comments against Jews, such as Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have done.

 

Then you have the Muslim attorney general of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, who has been accused by multiple former girlfriends of physical abuse. They offered hard evidence, including text messages and medical reports. Did Ellison suffer any consequences?

 

  • And what about the school run by Muslim American Society in Philadelphia, where middle-school children were taught to chant songs about chopping off the heads of Jews. The MAS has 50 chapters. As far as I know they all continue to operate under business as usual. No consequences.

 

But a low level employee of Dearborn makes an off-color joke on Facebook and he loses his job.

 

Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, virtue signaling to his large and growing Muslim community [about 40 percent of Dearborn is Muslim], said he had “zero tolerance for the type of language used in the Facebook comment,” the Detroit News reports.

 

Zero tolerance for an off-the-cuff joke about burkinis. All the tolerance in the world for children singing about beheading Jews and nary a peep when a Muslim politician is accused of sexually assaulting women.

 

  • Nor did I see any national media coverage of the discovery this week of a jihadist training camp in rural Macon County, Alabama. This camp is reportedly operated by the same terrorist, Sirraj Wahhaj, who was caught training kids at a similar camp last year to attack schools in New Mexico.

 

 

  • Meanwhile, a Seattle-area school district has been urging its teachers to “bless” Muslim students each day during the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. They are being sued by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund on behalf of non-Muslim parents who are not happy about the special treatment of Muslims in their children’s schools. Since when do Christian children ever receive a special “blessing” from public schools during Christmas or Good Friday?

 

Yes, it’s been a news-filled week on the cultural jihad front. Not that you would know it from watching or reading mainstream corporate media outlets.

 

These are all the signs of a conquered nation. When a nation bends over backwards to exaggerate and condemn the sins of its own people while covering up or downplaying the sins of its enemies, that nation is already conquered in its collective psyche. The mind-control spin doctors have everyone living in a matrix of ignorant bliss.

 

God help us.

 

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House panel votes to hold Barr in contempt, as Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller files


It’s rich that the Dems on Nadler’s Committee cry President Trump is not above the law when the Special Persecutor could not find evidence that there was collusion/conspiracy with Russia pertaining to Russia working with the Trump campaign to win the 2016 Election.

 

AND YET these same Dems protected Obama and Crooked Hillary in frequent cases of obstruction of by Obama’s Administration preventing documents and/or mysteriously losing documents and electronic data by then majority Republicans AND Crooked Hillary’s very public destruction of subpoenaed evidence.

 

So when you hear Nadler and his fellow Dem ilk accuse President Trump and Attorney General Barr of being above the law – WHEN NO LAWS WERE BROKEN! – It is a demonstration of being involved in the Obama-cadre’s coup against the President. Sounds like treason to me.

 

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House panel votes to hold Barr in contempt, as Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller files

 

By Brooke Singman

May 8, 2019  3:30 PM CT

Fox News

 

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Nadler, Barr head towards contempt showdown

Reaction from national security analyst Bradley Moss and former deputy assistant attorney general John Yoo.

 

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted Russia report and underlying documents, after President Trump asserted executive privilege in a bid to protect those files from release.

 

Both developments represented a major escalation in the already-tense fight between the two branches of government over access to information the Justice Department says cannot be legally released.

 

The committee’s 24-16 vote on contempt for Barr was along party lines and came after hours of debate. House leaders will now decide whether to take up the contempt citation on the House floor for a final vote. If approved, the measure would be referred to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia — who could choose not to act. House Democrats could also pursue a lawsuit.

 

“We did not relish doing this, but we have no choice,” Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said after the vote, adding, “We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it.”

 

A Justice Department spokeswoman, in a statement, accused Nadler of “inappropriate political theatrics” instead of working out a deal over Barr’s testimony.

 

“Unfortunately, rather than allowing negotiations to continue, Chairman Nadler short-circuited these efforts by proceeding with a politically motivated and unnecessary contempt vote, which he refused to postpone to allow additional time to explore discussion and compromise,” spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.

 

Earlier, Nadler said the president’s move to invoke executive privilege shows the administration does not respect congressional oversight.

 

IMPRISONING BILL BARR IS LEFT’S NEW RALLYING CRY: ‘HAVE HIM LOCKED UP’ 

 

“By invoking executive privilege on all of our materials that are subject to subpoena, the process has come to a screeching halt,” Nadler said. “The administration has announced loud and clear that it does not recognize Congress as a co-equal branch of government with independent constitutional oversight authority and it will continue to wage its campaign of obstruction.”

 

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the committee, fired back at committee Democrats and called Wednesday’s vote a “cynical, mean-spirited, counterproductive and irresponsible step.”

 

“Democrats are angry the special counsel’s report did not produce the material or conclusions they expected to pave their path to impeaching the president. I feel compelled to remind everyone the report found that, despite offers to do so, no one from the Trump campaign knowingly conspired with the Russian government,” Collins said. “… They are angry our nation’s chief law enforcement officer and his deputy had the audacity to decide the evidence didn’t support charges for obstructing an investigation into something the president didn’t do.”

 

The president’s decision to invoke privilege came after the Justice Department, late Tuesday night, requested that the House Judiciary Committee postpone the scheduled vote to hold Barr in contempt. The Justice Department warned that if the committee did not postpone, the attorney general would recommend that Trump claim executive privilege over the materials.

 

On Wednesday, the White House did just that.

 

“The Attorney General has been transparent and accommodating throughout this process, including by releasing the no-collusion, no-conspiracy, no-obstruction Mueller Report to the public and offering to testify before the Committee. These attempts to work with the Committee have been flatly rejected. They didn’t like the results of the report, and now they want a redo,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday. “Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege.”

 

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent a letter to Nadler on Wednesday morning saying the same.

 

“We are disappointed that you have rejected the Department of Justice’s request to delay the vote of the Committee on the Judiciary on a contempt finding against the Attorney General this morning,” Boyd wrote, adding that the committee has “terminated our ongoing negotiations and abandoned the accommodation process” related to the subpoena.

 

“Unfortunately, rather than allowing negotiations to continue, you scheduled an unnecessary contempt vote, which you refused to postpone to allow additional time for compromise,” Boyd wrote. “Accordingly, this is to advise you that the President has asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials. As I indicated in my letter to you last night, this protective assertion of executive privilege ensures the President’s ability to make a final decision whether to assert privilege following a full review of these materials.”

 

In a separate letter sent Tuesday, Boyd stressed that Barr already has offered a select group of congressional Democrats the opportunity to review a “minimally redacted” version of the report, “excluding only grand jury information,” but Nadler and Democrats have refused to “even review” the materials.

 

WHITE HOUSE BLOCKS MCGAHN FROM PRODUCING DOCUMENTS SUBPOENAED BY HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

 

The vote to hold Barr in contempt escalates the standoff between the Justice Department and congressional Democrats over Mueller’s full report, and over Barr’s failure to appear for a scheduled hearing before the committee last week after disagreements over the format of the hearing. Democrats on the committee wanted to have their staff question Barr. The Justice Department wanted only members to do the questioning. Barr did not appear, and the committee held a meeting with an empty witness chair.

 

Democrats have blasted Barr for weeks over his handling of the special counsel’s report. Barr initially released a four-page summary of Mueller’s findings, announcing in late March that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller did not come to a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice, but Barr said the evidence was not sufficient to charge the president with such an offense.

 

While Democrats have criticized Barr for that swift conclusion, they have sought the completely unredacted version of the report in a bid to learn more about what information Mueller gathered regarding the obstruction probe. The report released publicly last month had redactions covering sensitive sources and methods, grand jury material, and other areas to protect the reputational interests of “peripheral players” in the investigation.

 

While Democrats have complained about the DOJ’s redactions in the publicly available report, however, Barr and his deputies have countered that they’ve made available to select members a version with minimal redactions — and Democrats have declined to look at it.

 

“Unfortunately, the Committee has responded to our accommodation efforts by escalating its unreasonable demands and scheduling a committee vote to recommend that the Attorney General be held in contempt of Congress,” Boyd wrote.

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Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

 

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CPAC, Laura Loomer & Michelle Malkin: Sobering Conservatism


John R. Houk

© March 4, 2019

CPAC is supposed to be the paragon annual meeting of Conservative voices. Perhaps no longer a paragon and now merely a voice of approved-only Conservative voices. Laura Loomer experienced CPAC censorship and Michelle Malkin calls wishy-washy (perhaps RINO or Establishment – you decide) Conservatives that meet CPAC approval.

 

Laura Loomer confronted CNN’s Oliver Darcy at CPAC over his part in getting Alex Jones banned from Twitter and Facebook. The CPAC gods decided confronting Fake News CNN was heckling rather than a holding account for censorship. (Face it – agree, disagree, love or mock Alex Jones for his tactics and conspiracy theories is no reason for censorship in America. Facebook is currently censoring my SlantRight 2.0 blog so I feel that pain.) Thus CPAC, pulled Laura Loomer press credentials. Here is Loomer confronting Darcy:

 

VIDEO: Laura Loomer BANNED From CPAC For Confronting CNN Reporter

 

Posted by Laura Loomer

Published on Mar 3, 2019

 

On Friday March 1, 2019, Laura Loomer confronted CNN reporter Oliver Darcy about why he abused his position at CNN to lobby Facebook and Twitter to ban Alex Jones.

 

Darcy and CNN have been celebrating the de-platforming of Conservatives and have been advocating for Conservatives to be banned on social media for their political speech.

 

It is an abuse of power and violation of journalistic values as a journalist to lobby big tech companies to censor and silence conservatives.

 

After Loomer confronted CNN, Soros funded Right Wing Watch, which is a branch of the SPLC pressured CPAC to revoke her credentials. SPLC is a radical left- wing organization that works to defame and sabotage Conservatives.

 

Why did CPAC ban a conservative journalist from watching President Trump speak while allowing “Fake News CNN” and radical Left wing SPLC & Soros tied “Right Wing Watch” to keep their press credentials? I thought CNN was Fake News?

 

At least that’s what Donald Trump said…

 

Matt Schlapp needs to provide an answer ASAP.

 

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Laura Loomer talks about CPAC weenies pulling credentials in a VDARE interview (H/T Linda Rasmussen (MeWe) on MeWe Group Official Tea Party 3/3/19 10:51 AM):

 

VIDEO: Laura Loomer Breaks Down CPAC Censorship | CPAC 2019

 

Posted by VDARE TV

Published on Mar 3, 2019

 

And Loomer in an INFOWARS interview on Darcy confrontation:

 

VIDEO: INFOWARS EXCLUSIVE: Laura Loomer Banned From CPAC After Confronting CNN Oliver Darcy

 

Posted by Jake Lloyd

Published on Mar 2, 2019

 

And then there is Michelle Malkin having the cajones to call out Never-Trumper Conservatives on the CPAC podium. I wonder if she gets an invite in 2020?

 

VIDEO: CPAC 2019 – Michelle Malkin

 

Posted by American Conservative Union

Published on Mar 2, 2019

 

The Hill has a good summary of Malkin calling out Never Trumpers (minus videos since already posted above):

 

Michelle Malkin goes after ‘the ghost of John McCain’ at CPAC

 

BY RACHEL FRAZIN – 03/01/19 02:20 PM EST

 

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin attacked the “ghost of John McCain” during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

 

“Sanctuary cities have metastasized and both parties are to blame,” Malkin said. “And yes, I’m looking at you, retired [Speaker] Paul Ryan; and yes, I’m looking at you, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell; and yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family; and yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain.”

 

She pointed upward while directing her fury at McCain’s ghost, at which point several people in the crowd gave Malkin a standing ovation.

 

McCain, a longtime senator from Arizona and the Republican Party’s 2008 nominee for president, died last year from brain cancer. He was a frequent critic of the Trump administration.

 

Below is The Conservative Tree House/The Last Refuge post that has the entire transcript of Michelle Malkin’s speech.

 

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Michelle Malkin CPAC Speech: “CPAC at the Bridge”…

 

Posted by sundance

March 2, 2019

The Last Refuge

 

Mrs. Michelle Malkin delivered a strong call-to-arms at CPAC surrounding the insufferable Big Club’s republican corporate agenda toward immigration.

 

Wolverine Speech and Transcript Below:

 

[Video of speech deleted – watch above]

 

[Transcript] Good afternoon. Thank you to CPAC for the invitation. My name is Michelle Malkin. I identify as an American. A proud, unhyphenated, unapologetic, fully assimilated American. My pronouns are U.S.A.

 

America is good and America is great. Of these basic truths, there is or should be little dispute among us here. But two questions loom large: 1) For how long will the America we grew up in remain good and great? And 2) To whom shall we entrust the existential responsibility of securing the goodness and greatness passed down peacefully for generations?

 

I wish I could stand here and chirp happily to you about positive news. Yes, unemployment rates are at historic lows, regulations and taxes are being cut, some stellar judges have been confirmed, and the reckless, feckless liberal media has finally, finally self-immolated like a slow-motion downing of the Hindenburg.

 

Yes, we have much to thank President Trump for as he battles the Beltway swamp, the deep state, the administrative state, and the fake news fourth estate. But there is no sugarcoating America’s long-term forecast. We face fearful odds. The game is rigged. The playing field is manifestly unlevel.

 

My first book Invasion in 2002, exposed how border failures and systemic non-enforcement of our visa program rules created a national security crisis that led to 9/11. My last book, Sold Out, which I co-authored in 2015 with former American computer programmer-turned-labor lawyer John Miano, documented how Big Business and Big Government created an economic crisis by exploiting the H-1B tech worker visa program and other foreign employment visas for cheap labor.

 

I’ve been accused of being a grifter for wanting to inform and educate citizens about these destructive rackets. But it’s the GOP sellouts in bed with open borders – like the ones who hijacked the tea party movement to shill for amnesty – who are the real grifters cashing in and practicing deceit at the expense of their base.

 

Our shining city on a hill has become a much-abused doormat to the world. Building the border wall is just half the battle. The numbers tell all. Our future is dimmed. The odds are fearful.

 

We currently grant one million legal permanent residencies to people from around the world every year. The number of green card holders is expected to increase by 10 million by 2025. That’s more than the current combined population of Dallas, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Now multiply that number by at least three and a half.

 

Thanks to our chain migration system, created in 1952 and expanded exponentially by Congress in 1965 and 1990, these new immigrants can sponsor their entire extended families: parents, spouses, adult children and their children, and siblings and their children. Princeton University researchers found that recently admitted immigrants sponsored an average of 3.45 additional relatives each.

 

An estimated 85,000 refugees and 20,000-plus asylees enter the country annually through an overwhelmed system so rife with fraud and abuse that the process is jokingly dubbed “refugee roulette” by immigration lawyers. In total, from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, the U.S. gave green cards to more than 2 million migrants for various humanitarian claims – a population larger than the city of Philadelphia.

 

Nearly half a million more immigrants in that time frame got in through the diversity visa lottery. Illegal aliens are eligible if a legal family member wins the jackpot. Tens of thousands are pouring in from terrorism breeding grounds through the lottery unvetted, unmonitored and unassimilated. Thanks again to chain migration, immigration lotto winners’ spouses and unmarried children under 21 all get passes into the country, too.

 

Nearly half of all illegal aliens in the country have violated the terms of their short-term visitor or work visas. More than 10.8 million people received such visas alone in fiscal year 2015, including 500,000 foreign university and graduate students on academic visas and nearly 700,000 total foreign guest workers (both skilled and unskilled, not to mention their spouses, many of whom are allowed to work here as well).

 

Congress has repeatedly mandated a nationwide visa entry-exit system to track legal short-term visa holders. But one has yet to be built—even in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which were perpetrated in part by several illegal alien visa overstayers. E-verify has been stalled. Sanctuary cities metastasized. And BOTH parties are to blame – yeah I’m looking at you, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, the Bush family, Mitt Romney and the ghost of John McCain.

 

This unrelenting inflow of new green card holders, short-term foreign visa holders, legal temporary workers, refugees and asylees is supplemented by 13 to 30 million illegal aliens who expect amnesty and chain migration privileges from Washington despite breaking immigration laws governing everything from border jumping to ID fraud, benefits fraud, tax fraud, and marriage fraud, to human and drug trafficking, to employment rules, deportation orders, and visa overstays.

 

The feds have proved themselves serially unwilling and incapable of handling the lapses, backlogs, overload, and yes, invasion. The numbers tell all. Open borders anarchy, multiplied by endless chain migration, amnesty, and cheap labor pipelines, endangers our general welfare and the blessings of liberty. By every clear measure, the war is not on immigrants but on American sovereignty.

 

I’ve been called white for stating the facts. I’m not white. I’m just right. Both native-born and immigrant families like mine, which revere the rule of law, common traditions, constitutional principles, one identity and one tongue, have been replaced by militantly unassimilable and hostile generations…of future Democrat voters whose tribal allegiance to the Left has only hardened over time.

 

It’s insane that we have elected Republicans on Capitol Hill doing the bidding of the illegal alien DREAMer racket. Until and unless we reclaim the right of self-determination over the numbers, we are doomed.

 

My fellow Americans, we stand at the bridge as Horatius stood at the narrow bridge over the Tiber River alone facing fearful odds as hordes of Etruscans marched towards him and cowards cut and run behind him. Like his enemies, our enemies are both foreign AND domestic.

 

Inside are flimsily defended borders, we are not at peace, or rather, the radical Left is not at peace with us. From the comfort of TV green rooms, Beltway backrooms, corporate boardrooms, and conference ballrooms, it may not look like civil war is imminent. But threats and outright violence against ordinary, law-abiding people are now regularized features, not random bugs, of political life in these dis-United States.

 

College students are being punched, elderly citizens are being harassed, MAGA hat wearers are being kicked off planes and assaulted in school hallways and restaurants, conservative speakers are being mobbed and Molotov cocktailed, ICE agents and their families are being targeted, pro-lifers are being kicked and menaced, pro-Trump, anti-jihad moms on social media are being monitored and doxxed.

 

The madness is beyond parody.

 

Last week, social justice media warriors whipped up hysteria over a Mar a Lago pastry chef’s Instagram posts. Where are the sanctuary spaces for law-abiding conservatives who simply want to exercise their rights to free speech and peaceable assembly?

 

The divide in this country is between decent people who stand up for America and dastardly people who want to bring America to its knees.

 

We certainly should make common cause with others across the aisle who shares our values, but we should not rush to embrace those whose fundamental aim is to smear and destroy us all. That’s suicidal. Which is why I cannot stand here and stay silent about the role Van Jones has played in attempting to silence the Right.

 

My objection is not to his support for criminal justice reform. I have dedicated much of my own time, energy, and money to fighting wrongful convictions, false allegations, and prosecutorial and forensic misconduct. Next time you need a conservative to talk about criminal justice reform, call me. You don’t need someone who’s going to spew fake news pro illegal alien propaganda to talk CJR to conservatives.

 

Fact check: The most recent research by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found that illegal aliens are up to 5.5 times more likely than Americans to be incarcerated in state prisons compared to Americans and legal residents.

 

But my most vehement objection is to this stage being used to lend legitimacy to the George Soros-funded organization Color of Change, which dedicated to censoring and sabotaging right-leaning groups for championing the free market, opposing radical Islam, and exposing open borders.

 

Seven years ago, Van Jones’ group pressured Pepsi, McDonald’s, Intuit and other companies to cut ties to the mainstream American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC), a half-century-old association of state legislators who believe in “the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.” What was ALEC’s crime? Crafting model legislation on voter ID to protect election integrity, immigration enforcement measures and self-defense legislation to strengthen Second Amendment rights.

 

Color of Change and the smear machine racket known as the Southern Poverty Law Center use the same playbook to marginalize and criminalize mainstream conservatives, anti-jihad groups, and immigration hawks as “hate groups” and push us out of the public square.

 

They conspire with payment processors and Silicon Valley to deprive the Right of our voices and our ability to make a living. So many speaking up and fighting on the front lines for liberty and security are being detwittered depaypaled defacebooked deplatformed – people like Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes and the Center for Immigration Studies and Robert Spencer and so many others.

 

Many are in this room. Stand up if you are one of them. Many have been forced to beg for money to help them fight in court to restore their reputations. Many have been barred from this room.

 

Nice is not enough. Logic and facts and appeals to decency and fairness are not enough. Bemoaning double standards is not enough. Ultimately our future will not be secured in a Fox News anchor chair or a think tank office or on a cruise ship or at a cushy GOP retreat. The future is on the frontlines. At the edge of the bridge.

 

Then out spake brave Horatius, the captain of the Gate. To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his Gods.

 

Instead of throwing allies under that bridge, movement conservatives who have preached so comfortably here in the Beltway about defending America while preserving the status quo need to help provide financial and moral support to the disrupters willing to fight fire with fire.

 

Maybe it’s providence that I am privileged to speak here on the 7th anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s death. He was a disrupter. We need more disrupters. We need legislative action at the local and state level.

 

We need politicians who will DO SOMETHING to stop the sowers of hate and their handmaidens. Use the tools at your disposal. Don’t just stand there. DO SOMETHING.

 

Diversity is NOT our strength. Unity is. Our common purpose is the common defense of our nation. Good people make America great.

 

Good people: Stand and fight.

 

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Conservatives Advocate Border Security & Protest Illegal Aliens

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CPAC, Laura Loomer & Michel Malkin: Sobering Conservatism

John R. Houk

© March 4, 2019

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Michelle Malkin CPAC Speech: “CPAC at the Bridge”…

 

About The Conservative Tree House/The Last Refuge 

 

The Conservative Tree House may be called a Last Refuge for each of us for different reasons. Whatever trail through the woods brought us here, we have shared the turmoil of storms as we have been finding our voices as individuals in this growing community.

 

Perhaps you’ve had some truly shockingly cruel things said to you purely because you believe in limited government and fiscal conservatism. Perhaps you not only believe that we should be self-reliant and personally responsible, but also believe that when we are allowed to depend on ourselves, we are stronger, more successful, take greater pride in ourselves and our work, and are more likely to make positive contributions to society. And then we are happier people, or at least more likely to be happier.

 

Which lends to the following theory: Fear is at the core of liberalism, and love/trust is at the core of conservatism. Liberalism is about control. Conservatism is about self-empowerment.

 

Control is a reaction to fear. Think in terms or politics and society – the fear behind liberalism is the fear that someone might withhold things (opportunities, money, whatever) from me, fear that if you live your life in a way I dislike that it might affect my life, fear that if you get that job, there will be nothing left for me. Fear that if you make tons of money, it’s means there’s less money out there for me. So people who believe in liberal ideologies seek control as a means of  READ THE REST

 

America’s Back Is Against The Wall


Justin tells me a friend found two of his Facebook posts and melded them together into one post at The Federal Observer under the title, “Are you offended?

 

Justin O. Smith

 

Justin liked what his friend put together and submitted it to post on my blogs with two different titles to choose from. Both titles are appropriate so I used both as a primary and a subtitle.

 

Justin’s submission is a passionate opinion defending America and calling for support for President Donald Trump. The Trump support is under the premise of – Just think where America would be now if Trump had lost.

 

That would be Crooked Hillary perpetuating a corrupt Obama legacy, further corrupting the U.S. government drawing our nation closer and closer to a Marxist-Socialist despotic state devoid of the Freedom and Liberty envisioned by our Founding Fathers.

 

If you love America, you’ll love this opinion. If you support the Dem Party Agenda or believe the Mainstream Media lies, you undoubtedly will despise this opinion.

 

Where do you stand?

 

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America’s Back Is Against The Wall

Fire With Fire … By Ballot Or Bullet

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 2/18/2019 2:04 PM

 

Some of You out there are so anti-Trump, You would destroy the Republic rather than give him any credit for trying to save the Republic. I get it. I stand against him on some issues myself.

 

But to castigate him for upholding existing immigration laws and trying to provide border security, build the wall and more is just insane. You castigate him for using U.S. LAWS that CONGRESS PASSED, IN THE SAME EXACT MANNER THAT ALL PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS HAVE DONE.

 

He had the absolute Righteous and Legal authority to act within His National Emergency Powers as President of the United States.

 

And then when I go into detail on the topic You attack me as having “been played”. If You cannot discuss this topic or any other topic on the merits of the facts without focusing on me, The Messenger, JUST LEAVE.

 

I used the catch-phrase and self-identified as “Never Trump” in only one article, when I was supporting Senator Ted Cruz, only to drive home the point on how opposed I was to his candidacy. And as I previously noted, I find him weak in some areas, especially pertaining to the Bill of Rights.

 

However – THANK GOD HE WON!!!

 

Seeing what would have been in his place had he lost — from the weak-kneed Never Trumper status quo establishment RINO types to the Red, Radical Communist Hillary is enough to give anyone the heebie-jeebies.

 

And in the meantime, IF ONLY ON THIS ONE ISSUE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB, ONCE ONE CONSIDERS THE RYAN BETRAYALS AND SO MANY OTHERS WITHIN THE PARTY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO SUPPORT HIM — WHILE ALSO WITHSTANDING WITHERING ATTACKS FROM THE COMMIE DEMOCRATS.

 

[Blog Editor: Speaker Paul Ryan Betrayals:

 

 

 

 

 

Keep attacking Trump when it is certainly unwarranted, and You will be aiding the Democratic Party and adding one more step towards a Commie takeover of America, placing all Americans’ backs against the wall trying to fight off the ensuing tyranny.

 

Never in all my years did I ever think I would see so many Americans completely turn their backs on everything good and decent, that our country was founded and built upon; from honoring our Judeo-Christian roots and our philosophy that emanated from the Western Enlightenment and the Christian Bible to our God-given Rights and Life itself and the idea that marriage is between one man and one woman, and on to our freedom, the Constitution, our national sovereignty and God Himself.

 

“What has happened to our country? We elect Muslims who want to impeach OUR President, we want our children born without an identity, we allow thousands of people to cross our borders illegally — committing heinously evil crimes — we call a Wall immoral, and yet we condone ripping babies piece by piece out of their mother’s womb. How much more immoral can we become?

 

We cry for compassion as homeless Veterans and seniors suffer, yet we have compassion for invaders who are here illegally and will never serve or pay a dime.

 

“Americans need to STAND UP and take this country back. The time for talking about it is OVER.” ~ Ed, an American Patriot.

 

Yes … little by little … and now at breakneck speed, the Red, Radical Democrats have always intended to destroy our Republic, since 1913, at least, and they are on an all or nothing all-out effort to complete its destruction, using tactics they sweetly refer to as “transformation”. Evil comes like a thief in the night, and it has overcome America at the moment.

 

We must pray for America and help God help Us, by fighting back with everything we’ve got, peacefully if possible and to the death if necessary; failure is no option.

 

Fire with Fire … By ballot or bullet … at this point, I care not which … I aim to keep this America I love so well free. I owe it to my Children and Their Children’s Children.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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© Justin O. Smith

 

Here is some info on Justin Smith courtesy of The Federal Observer at the end of its version of Justin’s opinion:

 

Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what it’s worth. His real education started from that point on.

 

Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Department – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army.

 

Since then he primarily has contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound [and] on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Majestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.

 

[Blog Editor: I grew up in Washington and the reason I linked some information on Justin’s Washington State journeys. To get an idea how big and ling the Columbia River is, I grew up in Ellensburg located in Central Washington about 20-miles east is an unincorporated town of Vantage which is on the shores of parts of the Columbia River. I spent a good deal of my childhood and teenage days in the Vantage (surrounding area view), the Gorge at George, Wanapum Dam, Mattawa-WA (dirt biking & isolated areas for teenage frolicking), and Wanapum Recreation Park area. Fond memories indeed.]

 

A National Emergency and Border Security


Justin Smith explains how President Trump is using his authorized National Emergency power to keep making America great again despite of Dem Party subversion to keep America weak.

 

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A National Emergency and Border Security

President Trump Counters Bad Border Deal 

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 2/15/2019 9:08 PM

 

“We want to have a safe country. I ran on a very simple slogan – ‘Make America Great Again.’ If you’re going to have drugs pouring across the border, if you’re going to have human traffickers pouring across the border in areas where we have no protection, in areas where we don’t have a barrier, then, [it is] very hard to make America great again.~ President Donald J. Trump, Rose Garden Speech February 15th 2019

 

President Trump simultaneously declared a national emergency for humanitarian and national security reasons along the border. In the same breath, he noted on February 15th that he would sign the omnibus bill and the bad Border Deal it contains; and in fact, he signed it shortly afterwards, acquiring authority over the $1.375 billion appropriated for the wall, while declaring his intention to spend eight billion more dollars through his authority under the national emergency declaration.

 

The President was left with very little choice from an intransigent, duplicitous Democratic Party leadership in control of the House, at the moment, such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had vowed “not $1 for the wall”. He took a head on approach to avoid another partial government shutdown, however unwise a course it may be, while he diverts $6.5 billion to build portions of the wall that the Democrats have refused to authorize.

 

Americans across the board want The Wall built. These Democrats are against the American people and against U.S. Sovereignty. [Blog Editor: In November 2016, Donald Trump was elected President largely on the promise of a big beautiful wall. YET most recent polls show American disfavor for a border wall. Why? No one can give a definitive answer (unless of course you are a lying Leftist). But here is something to mull over as you hear the Left-Stream Media quote polls most Americans do not want a wall: Those same polls back in November 2016 told Americans Crooked Hillary would win the vote to become President. Those polls were wrong then and I STRONGLY suspect those polls are wrong NOW!]

 

The Republican Party got smoked and beaten badly in this deal. Who in the Hell was negotiating for them?

 

Making the declaration was a strong move for national security and to gain further momentum for the Republicans leading up to the 2020 election, since the Border Deal was a farce of a deal, that only funded 55 miles of the wall, rather than the 200 miles requested.

During his speech on Friday at the White House Rose Garden, President Trump stated: “We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border, and we’re going to do it, one way or another. We have to do it. … We’re talking about an invasion of our country.”

 

Many previous presidents have declared national emergencies prior to this, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama. There were already 31 active national emergencies in the U.S., before President Trump’s declaration marked the 32nd.

 

One should also note, when Obama used his pen to counter U.S. immigration law and implement DACA, to safeguard Illegal Aliens, he eroded U.S. sovereignty, and he went against the Constitution and the express will of the American people. On the other hand, President Trump’s actions are in line with his Constitutional edict to defend and protect U.S. borders and the Constitution.

 

However, the abdication of Congress, in the face of this and many other dire problems, i.e. out-of-control spending, and its relinquishing of its own power and authority over the decades, gave all previous presidents extraordinary power to act in the face of a national emergency, through numerous laws passed by Congress. President Trump has referred to the 1976 National Emergencies Act found at 50 U.S. Code 1601-1651.

 

In light of all this, there is still no way to see this so-called compromise as a anything less than a major loss, once one views the fine print in the Border Deal, which is even worse than it first appeared. It’s the fine print that should have had Republicans turning their backs on this deal. And it’s no wonder the Democrats were in such a rush to sign, not just to avoid a shutdown.

 

Not even 24 hours had elapsed from the introduction of the 1,169 page bill to the vote. House rules require 72 hours for representatives to review a bill.

 

According to Daniel Horowitz, writing at Conservative Review, the bill limits construction to just the Rio Grande Valley sector, disallowing any concrete barriers, while section 231 of the bill prohibits construction even within this area in five locations, that are either state or federal lands. And, much worse, this bill gives veto power to local officials, who may not want the wall in their area.

 

The Rio Grande area is in dire need of significant security measures and an actual physical wall. However, it is home to some of some of the most hardcore “progressive” liberals, and giving these local Democrat satraps a veto over the wall is nothing less than a poison pill.

 

Prior to the President signing the bill, former border officials told Fox News, and several other media outlets, that expanded protections for potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children were “land mines” that make the bill worthy of a presidential veto.

 

The Border Deal is one massive betrayal of the American people, in what Daniel Horowitz framed as “a blatant amnesty for the world’s worst cartel smugglers. Section 224 (a) prohibits the deportation of anyone who is sponsoring an “unaccompanied” minor illegal alien; anyone who says they might sponsor an Unaccompanied Child, and anyone who lives in a household with a UAC or a household that potentially might sponsor a UAC. … “the very people paying the cartels to invade us.”

 

This invasion is driven by the intentional skewing of the UAC law, that sets forth what constitutes a true “refugee”. Central American teenagers are only supposed to be treated as refugees, if they are a victim of sex and drug trafficking or have no relatives in America, and yet, nearly each and every one of them is self-trafficked by their own extremely illegal relatives, who reside in America. Rather than saying “No Deal” or forcing much needed changes to the bill, the Republicans went ahead with this miserable fleecing of the American people, which rewards these Illegal Aliens with a de facto amnesty.

 

And from the Center for Immigration Studies, Jessica Vaughn’s interpretation was even grimmer: “We can call this the MS-13 Household Protection Act of 2019.”

 

In justifying his emergency declaration, President Trump repeatedly acknowledged and honored the presence of the Angel Moms in attendance, as he retold the stories of their children’s deaths at the hands of Illegal Aliens. Some of the Angel Moms in the Rose Garden urged the president not to sign the bipartisan bill, noting that it contained several measures that incentivized illegal immigration.

 

At one point in his speech President Trump exclaimed:

 

“We’re talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs. We have some of the greatest people here; I know — they’ve been with me from the beginning of my campaign, almost from the first week — the Angel Moms. Unfortunately, we have new Angel Moms.

 

One incredible woman just showed me her daughter who — we’re talking about killed — in the year of 18. I said, I haven’t seen you before. She said, ‘No, I’m new.’ I said, that’s too bad. It’s too bad. It’s so sad. Stand up, just for a second. Show how beautiful your girl was [in the picture she held]. Thank You.”

 

The President called his actions necessary given the scale of the problem along the southern border, as he responded to CNN Jim Acosta’s suggestion that he had “concocted” an emergency for political gain, whereupon the President responded: “Ask these women [Angel Moms] if there’s a national emergency.”

 

He expects to be met by numerous legal challenges, even as the ACLU sharpens its pencil. He also expects to win in the Supreme Court.

 

Under the Emergency Declaration, President Trump  will attempt to appropriate discretionary military funds to close the gap between the nearly $1.4 billion Congress appropriated for The Wall and the $5.7 billion he has long demanded. However, now the president is reaching for $8 billion, by taking $600 million from the Treasury, the Treasury forfeiture front and $2,5 billion out of the Defense Department. His staff is also looking at using drug interdiction funds and the $3.5 billion they discovered in the military construction budget, that certainly won’t conflict with the President’s constitutional mandate to defend America.

 

Declaring the emergency also puts a companion statute in motion — 10 U.S. Code 2808, that gives the president authority to create military construction projects using funds appropriated for other military projects, such as a $10 billion account approved by Congress last September, for the Army Corps of Engineers, with its military and civilian workforce of 37,000 people.

 

Once he declares an emergency, a companion statute, 10 U.S. Code 2808, says the president can create military construction projects, using funds originally intended for other military projects such as a $10-billion account that Congress approved last September. That money involves the Army Corps of Engineers, with its military and civilian workforce of 37,000 people, which is why a border wall might become a military project

 

Love him or hate him, no one can say that President Donald Trump isn’t standing up for America. He isn’t usurping any powers, not when Congress gave it to him, because they are risk-averse and want to pass the buck to him rather than accept responsibility themselves — dodging accountability and evading its Constitutional duty. Yes — Love him or hate him — President Trump is ideally suited to lead America at this pivotal moment precisely due to his ability to go where no other President would, being a warrior for the American people, whom he so obviously loves

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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© Justin O. Smith