Obama v. 9/11 Families


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Blog Editor Intro to: Obama v. 9/11 Families

John R. Houk, Editor

 

I suspect President Barack Hussein Obama will continue to betray the American citizens and the U.S. Constitution by bowing to the wishes of Saudi government pertaining to Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act:

 

JASTA allows terrorism victims, like victims of the September 11th attacks, the right to pursue foreign states and sponsors of terrorism in federal court. The bill allows Americans to direct financial damage claims against those who funded the attacks. The legislation would also afford this right to families of other American victims of terrorism, that have occurred since September 11, 2001.

 

The following is a summary of the bill:

 

  • First, JASTA amends the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSA) so that foreign sponsors of terrorism cannot invoke “sovereign immunity” in cases arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil.

 

 

If JASTA becomes law and President Obama declassifies 28 pages of sealed documents that many in-the-know have hinted, links Saudi Arabia to financial involvement in the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. The Saudis have threatened to sell off their USA Treasury Securities if JASTA becomes law. A Fox News story says the Saudis believe that amount is in the area of 750 BILLION bucks.

 

I suspect President Obama will continue to heinously betray America by fighting and preventing JASTA from becoming law. After all, BHO simply needs to veto JASTA and not declassify the 28 documents that may indeed implicate Saudi Arabia in some manner to 9/11.

 

Alisa Flatow & scene of terrorist bombing

Alisa Platow

 

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Obama v. 9/11 Families

 

By Editorial of The New York Sun 

April 18, 2016

 

President Obama owes Americans a public explanation for why his administration is lobbying Congress to protect Saudi Arabia from lawsuits by families of those killed in the attacks of 9/11. The lobbying was disclosed Friday in a scoop by the New York Times. It reported that the kingdom threatening to sell hundreds of billions of dollars in American assets if Congress exposed it to suits related to the attacks, most of whose perpetrators, including Osama bin Laden, were Saudis.

 

Alisa Flatow Memorial in Israel

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NEVER FORGET: The Obama administration owes America an explanation for why it is fighting against a bill in Congress that would allow 9/11 families to pierce Saudi Arabia’s sovereign immunity from civil suits and be brought to book for its role in the terrorist attacks of 2001, most of whose perpetrators, including Osama bin Laden, were Saudis. The use of tort law against terror was pioneered by the Estate of Alisa Flatow, slain by Iran in 1995; her campaign to seize Iranian assets was also opposed by the State Department. She is remembered widely, including at a memorial, above, in the Jewish state.

 

Mr. Obama’s administration isn’t alone. Its truckling to the Saudis, its siding against Americans, is part of a long scandal going back to the Clinton administration, which fetched up in court on the side of Iran against the estate of Alisa Flatow. She was the Brandeis coed who was slain in 1995 by Iran in a bus bombing at Israel. Her heroic father, Stephen Flatow, pressed her case in an early test of whether American tort law could be used in this war.

 

The estate of Alisa Flatow won that case, and was awarded something like $247 million dollars. Come time to collect, however, the Clinton administration appeared in court against Alisa Flatow’s estate. In the settlement that followed, the Flatows got a pittance of the court’s award — only $16 million. The government, using taxpayers’ money, essentially bought the Flatows’ claim, giving it the right to keep whatever it can wrest from the Iranians. It’s unclear as yet what that will be.

 

Saudi Arabia can’t be sued under the same law that the Flatows used against Iran, however; that law, the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, covered only certain nations officially listed by our State Department as sponsors of terror. The families suing Saudi Arabia tried to pierce its sovereign immunity under more traditional law, but they lost in United States district court and are now appealing. The law the administration opposes would end the sovereign immunity defense for the Saudis.

 

It may well be that Mr. Obama could make a case for what it is doing. The administration argues that by piercing sovereign immunity in these kinds of cases we would open ourselves and our allies to a reciprocal strategy. It wouldn’t surprise us were the State Department animated by baser instincts, including a notorious pro-Arab bias. In any event, despite the danger of reciprocity State has been warning against, no one has laid a legal glove on us in a generation.

 

Whatever case the administration wants to make, though, will be difficult to advance while skulking around Capitol Hill — or bowing to Saudi Kings in their opulent tents. Mr. Obama is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia this week. The measure Mr. Obama opposes passed early tests in the Congress by overwhelming votes. We’d like to think that this reflects growing ire in a Congress the administration has attempted over and over again to sideline from foreign policy.

 

It’s been more than 20 years since Alisa Flatow was slain, and the only thing Iran has received is Obama’s appeasement. It’s been 15 years since 9/11 and our government still won’t come clean on what it knows about the Saudi role. The bill to which the administration objects is called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. It’s a marker of the American retreat that the battle in the Middle East is being left to the tort lawyers — and that the administration opposes even that.

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Tony Newbill examines the Land Grab environment that the American Left is imposing on Western ranchers, farmers, the job creating oil industry and so on. A lot of this goes to explain the reasons ranchers such as the Bundys, Hammonds, Finicums and more have begun to confront the government on Land Grab policies. Some of the underlying motives of the Left can be seen in the UN Agenda 21.

 

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More on why we are where we are with Tyranny Today in America

 

By Tony Newbill

3/15/2016 9:39 AM

 

More on where the ideology comes from for a Totalitarian system which is tearing down the Liberty of the USA that those like Lavoy and Ammon have acted out against. When the truth is not Transparent Confused people is the result and that is why we see Conflict happen!!!!

 

This shows you the reason for “Tyranny Today”.

 

http://tvoinews.com/government-overthrow-of-the-people/

 

For the last two weeks or so, I’ve been going back into the C-Span Archives to watch programs concerning the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) that was created by Executive Order 12852 in 1993.  I was doing that as a part of my research on the Bureau of Land Management related to the Bundy Family, the Hammond Family, the Yantis Family and countless other ranching families that the federal government declared war on.

 

Ammon Bundy and the Malheur Occupiers called attention to the BLM’s war on ranchers and for that I, as an American citizen am grateful because the issues they exposed are just the tip of the iceberg.   They have done a great service for this nation that goes well beyond the war on ranchers.

 

The second meeting of the PCSD was held on October 18, 1993.  The meeting was hosted by the Department of Commerce.  Ron Brown was the Secretary of Commerce.   He was the first speaker at the meeting.

 

VIDEO: Ron Brown Second Meeting of PCSD

 

 

Posted by Vicky Davis

Published on Mar 7, 2016

This is a video clip of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown speaking at the second meeting of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1993.

 

In four minutes, Ron Brown laid at the strategy for what was a coup d’etat on the American government and the establishment of a system to facilitate the development of a global commercial crime syndicate.  Here are the main points from Ron Brown’s … READ THE REST (Government Overthrow of the People; By Vicky Davis; TVOI News; 3/7/16)

 

 

More on where the ideology comes from for a Totalitarian system

 

Here is a long History of Healthcare reform and what that reform in the minds of our Bureaucracy looks like.  During the time Obamacare was being championed for approval Jonathan was in and out of the Whitehouse many times:

 

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[Tag:] Archive for Population Control

 

Jonathan Gruber: abortion reduces welfare, crime, and black births

 

ObamaCare architect, Jonathan Gruber has been removed from the Massachusetts Health Connector Board after calling the American people stupid.

 

The MIT economist professor was involved in the construction of ObamaCare visiting the White House on several occasions and has also made several controversial statements linking abortion to eugenics, the reduction of welfare, crime, and black births.

 

A look at the White House visitor logs reveals that Gruber was a regular at the Obama White House.

 

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WHITE HOUSE LOG

 

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Jonathan Gruber-CSPAN-hearing 12/9/2014

 

While apologizing for his insulting statements to the American people Gruber was also grilled on controversial eugenics like statements he made on abortion, referring to the poor as “marginal children” and calling for “positive selection.”

 

VIDEO: Rep. Massie Questions Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber at OGR Hearing

 

 

Posted by Rep Thomas Massie

Published on Dec 9, 2014

 

In Gruber’s 1998 paper, “Abortion legalization and child living circumstances who was the marginal child,” he concludes that the legalization of abortion saved the government fourteen billion dollars in READ THE REST (Jonathan Gruber: abortion reduces welfare, crime, and black births; By SAYNSUMTHN’S BLOG; 2/26/15)

 

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Obamacare Architect was famous for what he said: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G790p0LcgbI

 

VIDEO: GRUBER: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.”

 

 

Posted by AmericanCommitment

Published on Nov 7, 2014

 

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about deceiving the American people, who he thinks are stupid.

DATE: October 17, 2013
SOURCE: http://ldi.upenn.edu/ahec2013/agenda
Found by Rich Weinstein: http://twitter.com/PhillyRich1

 

 

Here he is back in the 1990s when Hilary and Bill were trying to get Healthcare reform done. Note what he says about lowering the cost of healthcare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4yqTCYh-1M

 

VIDEO: Jonathan Gruber was honest in Clinton era (VIDEO)

 

 

Posted by ReidBaerPoetry

Published on Nov 18, 2014

 

Young Jonathan Gruber was honest in Pres Bill Clinton era (VIDEO) “Health care costs will go up!”

 

What is Agenda 21? This is the catalyst for the whole mess!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3qW2XJZdSA

 

VIDEO:

 

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Uploaded on Jul 4, 2011

 

Agenda 21 is a product of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and it is the means by which Americans may soon be saddled with lower living standards. Agenda 21 is implementing “soft law” through ICLEI, which amounts to bribes and regulations imposed by state and local governments.

By Tom Eddlem – Liberty News Network Correspondent.

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 Agenda 21 – Rural Land Executive Order signed by Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ygc6MGDnQ

 

VIDEO: Agenda 21 – Rural Land Executive Order signed by Obama

 

 

Posted by gvloanguy

Uploaded on Feb 3, 2012

 

While we were all distracted with Weiner’s weiner, President Obama signed yet another Executive Order, this one to take control of all Rural Lands across the heartland. If you live outside the city, look out the Feds are coming. To help you of course.

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Congressman Gohmert Talks Federal Land Grab & Oregon Situation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BIn1ugfOnQ

 

VIDEO: Gohmert Talks Federal Land Grab & Oregon Situation

Posted by GohmertTX01

Published on Jan 8, 2016

 

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), who is also Chairman on House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, appeared on C-SPAN, Washington Journal and talked to Peter Slen about the situation in Oregon involving federal lands. He displayed maps on the program depicting issues that private land owners may face when the government possesses such a significant percentage of land within a state.

 

The same thing talked about here over water rights is what happened to Hammonds in Burns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBHZ8WEmWcA

 

VIDEO: Ramona Hage Federal Judge BLM Engaged in Criminal Conspiracy 360p

 

 

Posted by Sustaining America

Published on Feb 8, 2016

 

For those wishing a greater understanding of the issues facing property owners in the West, Ramona Hage gives a succinct explanation based on her years as the daughter of one of America’s foremost ranchers. Wayne Hage purchased his family’s ranch in 1978 and the struggle with the BLM and other federal agencies, including the Forest Service, started soon thereafter (see his last interview before he passed away here: https://youtu.be/f4hKiEnQdwU ). The family has fought for their private property rights in court for over thirty years. (Posted courtesy of the National Press Club.) Further information is available at “sustainingamerica.com”

 

THIS is a Very Important Video, all states should do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlonX0T_fAQ

 VIDEO: Transfer of Public Lands

Posted by The County Seat

Published on Feb 28, 2014

 

March 2012, Governor Herbert signed HB148, Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, which demands that the United States extinguish title to Federal Lands and turn them over to the state to manage by the end of 2014. There are a number or resources on the internet to get more background on the ACT and find out what other western states are doing at www.americanlandscouncil.org.
This week on the County Seat we ask, What is the status of Transfer of Public Lands in Utah?
A number of organizations such as, National Association of Counties, The National Republican Committee, and a number of States have passed resolutions in favor of Transfer of Public Lands.
We also had an opportunity to talk to two professors from the University of Utah about the constitutional and political issues involved in a transfer of public lands.
Tune in to ABC4Utah Sunday Morning at READ THE REST

 

Congressman Bishop Addresses Document Showing Plot for Federal Land Grab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXKh_Y-F5A8

 

VIDEO: Bishop Addresses Document Showing Plot for Federal Land Grab

 

 

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Congressman Rob Bishop addresses the Administration’s secret internal document that shows planning within the Department of Interior to designate as many as 14 new national monuments in 11 different states. Over 13 million acres of land were proposed as possible national monument sites.

 

 

Feds vs. Raisins: Small Farmers Stand Up to the USDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8S4S49TyDk

 

VIDEO: Feds vs. Raisins: Small Farmers Stand Up to the USDA

 

Posted by ReasonTV

Published on Jul 18, 2013

 

“They want us to pay for our own raisins that we grew,” says Raisin Valley Farms owner Marvin Horne. “We have to buy them back!”

This is but one absurdity that Marvin and his wife Laura have faced during their decade-long legal battle with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Every year, the Hornes plant seeds, tie vines, harvest fruit, and place grapes in paper trays to create sun-dried raisins. And every year, the federal government prevents them from bringing their full harvest to market.

It’s called an agriculture marketing order. Depression-era regulations meant to stabilize crop prices endanger the livelihoods of small farmers across the country, but the raisin marketing order is particularly egregious. An elected board of bureaucrats known as the Raisin Administrative Committee decides what the proper yield should be in any given year in order to meet a previously decided-upon price. Once they can estimate the size of the year’s harvest, they force every farmer to surrender a percentage of their crop to raisin packers like Sun-Maid. The packers then place the raisins in a “reserve pool,” a special holding vat for raisins that cannot be sold in the U.S. Eventually, the packers can sell the reserve pool raisins overseas at highly discounted prices set by the government or funnel them into school lunch programs for next to nothing.

The government allows them to sell one out of every two raisins.The farmers were always supposed to get a percentage of the money raised from the reserve pool raisins, but as profit margins dwindled over the years, so did the return to farmers. The tipping point came in 2003, when farmers received zero dollars in return for the 47 percent of the crop they had surrendered.

“You can’t work for a whole year and then give 47 percent of what you made away and still keep that business afloat,” says READ THE REST

 

And it all comes back to what happened in Burns and everywhere else in the USA where there are resources. And restricting all citizens from their access to these fruits of their labors on a Capitalist economic growth policy due to Climate Change, but at the same time allowing some to access the resources….

 

The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium? by Jon Rappoport

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/the-clintons-is-the-oregon-standoff-really-about-uranium/

 

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrixclick here.)

 

Note: This article was written before the Oregon shootout in which one man was killed and another wounded.

 

Is uranium at the heart of the Oregon Malheur federal-protestor standoff? That’s the question I’m asking. It isn’t a flippant question.

 

I realize there are many other issues swirling around this event. The Hammonds, the Bundys, militias, the feds, cattle grazing on federal lands, federal land grabs, and so on. This article isn’t meant to take apart those matters.

 

It’s meant to follow up on my previous article, in which I present a circumstantial case for the Clintons’ heavy involvement in a scheme that’s transferred 20% of US uranium production to Putin and Russia. And the key company in that piece is Uranium One. Remember the name. It’s apparently a major clue in what I’m about to discuss.

 

I also want to say, at the outset, that I don’t know how many independent news outlets and websites are covering the uranium question, or which outlet initiated this line of investigation. I’m relying on one provocative January 23 article at intellihub, by Shepard Ambellas:

 

“Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russians, along with one-fifth of our uranium ore.”

 

Down in the body of that article, the author provides a link to a page at the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is a federal agency under the Department of the Interior.

 

On that BLM page (“National BLM > OR/WA > Energy > Uranium Energy”), in …

 

 

What does this have to do with Hillary and Bill Clinton? I’ll reprint my previous article so you can read the details, but the short version is: there’s a case to be made that they, through Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation, facilitated the sale of Uranium One to Putin and the Russians. And if so, and if this area of Oregon is projected to be part of that uranium mining deal, then we are looking at a stunning “coincidence”: the US federal government is coming down hard on a group of protestors who are occupying, for their own reasons, a very valuable piece of territory that goes far beyond the issue of private cattle grazing on government land.

 

It comes under the heading of READ ENTIRETY (The Clintons: is the Oregon standoff really about uranium? By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 1/27/16)

 

This article says that Malheur County may be the BIGGEST Uranium Deposit in the USA!!!!!!!

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18572-a_glowing_opportunity.html

 

In Malheur County, the poorest in Oregon, there is wealth buried in the ground.

 

It’s uranium—and the county has what may be the biggest sources in the U.S.

 

For the first time in decades, someone wants to mine uranium in the state. Oregon Energy LLC, owned by an Australian company, hopes to extract at least 18 million pounds of uranium oxide from a 450-acre southeast Oregon site called the Aurora property.

 

Uranium oxide, better known as yellowcake, now trades near $52 per pound, six times its value a decade ago. Yellowcake is used to fuel nuclear reactors and can be processed into a form suitable for nuclear weapons.

 

Oregon Energy President Lachlan Reynolds tells WW the mine will provide uranium for domestic nuclear plants, noting the U.S. produces only 5 percent of the uranium it uses.

 

 

But the project, three miles from the Nevada border, worries some industry critics. Uranium mining—not practiced in Oregon since the 1960s—often left hidden poisons in the earth and groundwater. The Aurora project would be the first test of a 1991 Oregon law aimed at policing mining operations that use chemical extraction.

 

“I can’t think of a clearer example of what’s wrong with federal mining law,” says Larry Tuttle, director of the Center for Environmental Equity. “No one was talking about nuclear weapons in 1872 when the law was passed.”

 

 

Machines will scrape the earth from an open-pit mine a half-mile in length. The heavy clay soil, placed in vats, will be sprayed with a chemical mixture that probably contains sulfuric acid. The acid bonds with the uranium, which is extracted, dried and sold as yellowcake. The leftover dirt is discarded in a “tailings pile” near the site.

 

The 1991 Oregon law—pushed by Tuttle despite mining industry opposition—was intended to prevent environmental damage that such mining has created elsewhere.

 

READ ENTIRETY (A Glowing Opportunity; By COREY PEIN; Willamette Week; Updated 12/20/11)

 

http://freedomfromgovernment.org/the-secret-that-no-one-wants-you-to-know-about-the-standoff-in-oregon/#more-51

 

There’s GOLD up in them thar hills! And if we have learned anything in this world of greed and corruption we have learned to follow the money. Everyone knows that the debt notes issued by the Federal Reserve have no value; but natural resources such as gold, diamonds, and even uranium (which is more valuable than gold BTW) do have intrinsic value and are real tangible things that can be traded independently.

 

VIDEO [10 seconds or so of annoying rock tune … then]: Oregon BLM: Document Data Dump Expose It’s all about the Minerals!

 

 

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Published on Feb 6, 2016

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Bundy’s ranch just happens to be at “GOLD” Butte volcano in Nevada… The same “Gold Butte” that Harry Reid wanted to “level” out for a solar farm. Yes, let’s just level out the “gold butte” and all those minerals, and then go to Vegas… oops, er I mean … build a solar farm.

 

This Gold Butte actually has quite a wild history of government trying to take the land, including closing the only post office in the area so that packages could not be delivered which put a real damper on things for those trying to live in the area. Another interesting bit of information is that the wiki page for Gold Butte Ghost Town was recently updated to reflect “new” changes to a page for a “ghost town”. Why would it need to be updated? Check out this READ THE REST (The Secret That NO ONE Wants You To Know About The Standoff in Oregon; By Trent-004; Freedom from Government | Official Website; 1/16/16)

 

This totally ties right into the basis for what is driving the food and fiber producers like the Bundy’s and Finicum’s distrust and confrontations with the Federal Government.

 

“President Obama’s Overwhelm the System” is what this Sue and Settle Strategy looks like:

http://www.snopes.com/overwhelm-the-system/ 

 

Obama’s Agenda: Overwhelm the System

Wayne Allyn Root opined that President Obama “is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos.”

 

David Mikkelson

Jun 7, 2015

 

Conservative political commentator Wayne Allyn Root opined back in 2010 that President Obama “is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos.”

 

 

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Claim:   Wayne Allyn Root wrote in an opinion piece that President Obama is “purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy.”

 

CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED

 

Example: [Root, June 2010]

 

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, “You never want a crisis to go to waste.” It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of ’83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

[Rest of article here.]

 

Origins:   Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 vice presidential candidate, is a political commentator whose columns appear on various conservative web sites and the author of several books, including The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts. He penned a biweekly political opinion column published the READ THE REST

 

Sue and Settle is a chronic disease that is affecting the Liberties set forth in the US Constitution with the ESA.

 

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/11/01/mgk-finicum-blm-dispute-bundy/

 

Arizona rancher follows in Bundy’s footsteps

Written by Mori Kessler

November 1, 2015

ST. GEORGE– Inspired by the actions of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his stance against federal control of public lands, a rancher on the Arizona Strip has also declared the Bureau of Land Management to be an illegitimate agency and said he will no longer comply with or recognize it.

 

“I hereby cancel all my contracts with the BLM,” LaVoy Finicum, of Cane Beds, Arizona, wrote in a letter he sent to the U.S. Solicitor General following his decision to no longer acknowledge BLM or its policies. Thus far, he has chosen to discontinue paying grazing permit fees and to ignore when the BLM allows certain allotments – or pasture areas – to be used for grazing.

 

Backing beliefs with action

 

Unlike Bundy, who has had a strained relationship with the BLM and similar federal agencies for over 20 years now, Finicum’s relationship with the local BLM has been largely positive and civil.

 

“Some people think I’ve been oppressed by the BLM and hassled by the BLM and things have not been going well,” Finicum said, “but the history between me and the BLM has been very good.”

 

So what happened to change Finicum’s mind concerning the BLM and it’s [sic] oversight of public lands?

 

It was his time with the Bundys during last year’s standoff, Finicum said, adding he was one of the cowboys who rode with the Bundy family and READ THE REST

 

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/05/02/ccj-battle-for-the-west-ranchers-unite-against-grand-canyon-watershed-national-monument/

 

Battle for the West: Ranchers unite against Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument; STGnews Videocast

Written by Cami Cox Jim

May 2, 2015

 

MOCCASIN, Arizona – Pickup trucks and horse trailers filled the parking lot and stretched down the street next to a community park in Moccasin, Arizona, Friday, as concerned ranchers and representatives from agencies like the Arizona Farm Bureau and the Arizona Game and Fish Department gathered together. Their aim? Fighting to save a way of life they say is being threatened.

 

“They’re backing the ranchers into a corner, and you’re going to see a lot of Cliven Bundys out there,” Bill Gubler, a rancher from Santa Clara, said.

Gubler currently ranches on the Arizona Strip and has cattle grazing allotments there, as do READ THE REST

 

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/05/30/ccj-arizona-sheriff-takes-stand-against-proposed-grand-canyon-watershed-land-grab/

 

AZ sheriff takes stand against proposed Grand Canyon Watershed ‘land grab’

Written by Cami Cox Jim

May 30, 2015

 

ARIZONA STRIP – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona announced Thursday that Sheriff Jim McCabe has sent letters to federal officials in opposition to the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.

 

The Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument would designate 1.7 million acres of Arizona land as a national monument, including lands on the Arizona Strip and the North Kaibab and Tusayan Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest.

 

 

Below is the sheriff’s letter in its entirety:

 

I write to express my opposition to the formation of the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument by presidential executive order.

Creating a new and enormous – 1.7 million acres – National Monument amounts to a significant Federal land grab. It would add additional Federal regulation to human activity, including ranching, hunting, and recreational access.

It is just this sort of Federal overreached that has led to proposals for states to assume control of the huge areas of public land in the American West. Creation of vast new National Monuments not by Congressional open debate and action but by presidential executive order, even while lawful, would contribute further to distrust of the Federal action.

I ask for your support in opposing the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.

 

 

Ranchers, members of the mining industry, hunters and others who reside, recreate and make a living in the affected areas say such land grabs have been detrimental in other places where they’ve occurred. They maintain that approving the designation of the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument will impact the livelihoods of many, impede land use, and hinder the ability of ranchers and others to maintain and exercise wise stewardship over the land and continue effectively doing business.

 

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The Chamber of Commerce on Sue and Settle, this list of Sue and Settle is Extreme!!!!!

https://www.uschamber.com/sue-and-settle-archive

 

Sue and Settle Archive

What is Sue and Settle?

 

This link shows how Chronic the Sue and Settle Disease is. Action timeline – Center for Biological Diversity, this group is everywhere …

http://citizenreviewonline.org/how-big-is-sue-and-settle/

 

How Big is Sue and Settle?

Posted on November 9, 2013 1:32 pm

by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

 

HELLO CONGRESS ANYBODY HOME?

 

September 9, 2011 – A FEDERAL JUDGE approved the landmark 757 species legal agreement between the Center for Biological Diversity and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

November 20, 2012 – For the first time since 1996, the number of plants and animals waiting for federal protection dropped below 200, HIGHLIGHTING THE SUCCESS OUR AGREEMENT. According to the 2012 “candidate notice of review” released today by the Service, 192 SPECIES ARE AWAITING ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROTECTION.

 

February 8, 2013 – The Fish and Wildlife Service released a four-year work plan detailing the years in which ALL the NOT-YET-PROTECTED SPECIES IN OUR AGREEMENT would get protective decisions or critical habitat designations.

 

THE “CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY” IS BATTING NEARLY 1000 “SUE AND SETTLE” ENDANGERED SPECIES.

 

BASED ON ONE FEDERAL JUDGE that approved the landmark 757 species “SUE AND SETTLE” legal agreement between … READ THE REST

 

This procedure might be one we would want to employ as a way to challenge the Spotted Frog Listing, and there is an opinion in this link that suggests that the Obama Administration is Favoring this method of use of the ESA;

http://www.cfact.org/2014/03/25/job-creators-sue-the-federal-government-over-sue-and-settle/

 

For years environmentalists have usurped individual private property rights and thwarted economic development. Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme tactics of groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which have been using the courts to their advantage by filing lawsuits against the federal government.

 

On Monday, March 17, on behalf of the state of Oklahoma and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA), Pruitt filed a lawsuit against the federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The lawsuit alleges the “FWS engaged in ‘sue and settle’ tactics when the agency agreed to settle a lawsuit with a national environmental group over the [Endangered Species Act] listing status of several animal species, including the Lesser Prairie Chicken.”

 

… A “threatened” listing would restrict the land use in the bird’s 40-million-acre, five-state habitat: Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. The affected area includes private, state, and federal lands—lands rich in energy resources, ranch and farm land—plus municipal infrastructure, such as water pipelines and electric transmission.

 

 

A DEPA spokesman states: “This designation could disrupt drilling and exploration on hundreds of thousands of very promising oil and gas lands in this part of the country.” The CBD has made no secret of their disdain for oil and gas extraction and has filed many successful lawsuits specifically to block development.

 

Pruitt says: “the sue-and-settle timelines force the FWS to make determinations without a thorough review of the science. This violates the original statute requiring sound science before listing species.”

 

Stephen Moore, formerly with the Wall Street Journal, explains: “Under the Obama Administration, the feds have entered into a consent agreement with the environmentalists to rush forward a judgment on an unprecedented number of species. A 2012 Chamber of Commerce study found record numbers of such ‘sue and settle’ cases under Obama.” Pruitt adds: “Under President Obama, we have had sue and settle on steroids.”

 

 

The Democrats are in a bind. The rushed listings are being forced by the environmental base, which is myopically focused on the anti-fossil-fuel (job-killing) agenda of restricting oil-and-gas development on Western lands and isn’t looking at the bigger political consequences.

 

It appears the decision has been made. Sources tell me that Dan Ashe, Director of the FWS, has called a meeting on Capitol Hill to brief the stakeholders prior to Thursday’s announcement. If he decides to list the LPC, Pruitt’s lawsuit could be just the first shot that ignites the new rebellion pushing states to take control of the lands within their borders.

 

 

Sue and Settle

 

It is these tactics, along with a friendly Obama government, that has led to the “sue and settle” procedure that Pruitt’s lawsuit is hoping to end. The lawsuit is seeking “declaratory and injunctive relief for violations of the ESA.” Moore reports: “The relief is intended to overturn designations of dozens of species added to the threatened or endangered list through the ‘sue and settle’ process.”

 

The Oklahoma lawsuit asserts: “The Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by READ ENTIRETY (Job creators sue the federal government over “sue and settle”; By Marita Noon; Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow; 3/25/14)

 

This talks about the Sue and Settle Method being Un-democratic, we call that Totalitarianism!!!!!!! Pro: ‘Sue and Settle’ bypasses democratic process

http://www.gazettextra.com/article/20131219/ARTICLES/131219660/1034

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer is addressing the question, “Does EPA’s sue-and-settle policy circumvent the legislative and regulatory process?”

 

 

… starting in 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency took control of many state visibility programs, costing states millions of dollars with no discernible visibility improvement.

 

And the states were not even told it was happening. It was authorized by a Consent Decree between EPA and an outside environmental advocacy group. EPA claimed that it had no choice but to follow the legally binding settlement and override the states’ plans.

 

This practice, known as “sue and settle,” gives special-interest groups a legal mechanism to reprioritize and control agency rulemaking activities with little or no public participation.

 

… These settlements all occurred without notifying or allowing key stakeholders—the public, the states, the regulated community or Congress—to participate.

 

How do special-interest groups take control of an agency’s rulemaking activities and circumvent congressional funding priorities?

 

An advocacy group sues an agency to enforce a missed statutory deadline for agency action. Rather than defend against the lawsuit, the agency simply agrees to settle and take the action or issue the new rule demanded by the group, within a deadline set by the group.

 

Without any notice to the public, the settlement agreement and draft Consent Decree are filed with a court. Only after the Consent Decree is filed does it become public.

 

Once the court signs the draft Consent Decree, the agency is legally bound to comply with READ ENTIRETY (Pro: ‘Sue and Settle’ bypasses democratic process; By William Kovacs; GazetteXtra; 12/19/13)

 

And the Undemocratic process of Sue and Settle is being done to our Community by the same ones that have a Massive Track Record of doing it and they need to be called out as these links show them to be Undemocratic!!!!!!!!

 

http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2016/01/liberal-activists-mainstream-media-law.html

 

Liberal Activists, Mainstream Media, Law Enforcement Bear Partial Blame for Showdown in Oregon that Led to Death of LaVoy Finicum

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Left-wing activists and news outlets that only partially cover their activities are in part to blame for the confrontation in Oregon that led to the death of LaVoy Finicum, says the National Center for Public Policy Research.

That’s because left-wing organizations often use civil disobedience without consequences, which leads the public to believe law-breaking in pursuit of political or public policy goals can take place without serious consequences.

Parts of the news media are complicit because they cover stories in ways that help the left-wing organizations achieve their goals.

Kieran Suckling, the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, a left-wing green group, was repeatedly covered in the news media criticizing those occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (for example, hereherehereherehere). No story we found mentioned that Suckling has been found guilty in court (herehere) for occupying private property and refusing to leave as part of a political protest, or that he has been arrested (and even bragged about it by issuing a press release) for civil disobedience as recently as 2014.

“In yet another case of ‘do as I say, not as I do,’ the environmental left is protesting civil disobedience by citizens while it practices and/or condones civil disobedience itself,” said David Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research.

“Kieran Suckling, the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, a left-wing green group that sues the government while expecting the taxpayers to pay its legal bills, has gone to Oregon to protest the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Yet he has been found guilty of much the same offense. Occupying another’s property without READ THE REST (Liberal Activists, Mainstream Media, Law Enforcement Bear Partial Blame for Showdown in Oregon that Led to Death of LaVoy Finicum; By Frank DuBois; The Westerner; 1/27/16)

 

 

http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-Oregon_Standoff_012716.html

 

Liberal Activists, Mainstream Media, Law Enforcement Bear Partial Blame for Showdown in Oregon that Led to Death of LaVoy Finicum

Left-Wing Civil Disobedience Often Goes Unpenalized, With Media Complicity

Is It Any Wonder Some Conclude Civil Disobedience is a Safe and Consequence-Free Activity?

 

Washington, D.C. – Left-wing activists and news outlets that only partially cover their activities are in part to blame for the confrontation in Oregon that led to the death of LaVoy Finicum, says the National Center for Public Policy Research.

 

That’s because left-wing organizations often use civil disobedience without consequences, which leads the public to believe law-breaking in pursuit of political or public policy goals can take place without serious consequences.

 

Parts of the news media are complicit because READ THE REST (PR Oregon Standoff; The National Center for Public Policy Research; 1/27/16)

 

Obama’s designations total 265 million acres, and he isn’t done yet:

https://landandlivestock.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/ranchers-losing-ground-in-government-land-grab/

 

As the presidential election heats up, ask yourself which candidate will repeal WOTUS, get control of the EPA and allow ranchers to get back to work without being held back by unfair regulations.

 

Don’t hold your breath for any of them to “repeal WOTUS” etc. There is not a dime’s worth of difference in any of them. They are all under the influence of radical environmentalism (because it is PC and being PC is necessary to get elected).

 

But, at least it is encouraging to see a main-stream rag like Beef Magazine is finally beginning to pay attention to what is going on in the (about to get really) Wild West. — jtl, 419

by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily

 

I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, the 2016 presidential election can’t come soon enough.

 

For the 22nd time during his nearly eight years in office, President Obama has taken advantage of the Antiquities Act of 1906, locking up millions of acres of land in the western states.

 

Obama’s designations total 265 million acres, and his most recent designation of the Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument and Castle Mountains National Monument totals 1.8 million acres.

 

With several months left in office, Obama is expected to designate another 10 million acres of land in Oregon, Arizona and Utah. What’s worse, Obama will more than likely continue to use his executive power when making these designations without any public comment period or economic studies.

 

Locking out this land under the guise of protecting it negates the fact that ranchers with grazing permits pay to run the ground and also are responsible for the management of those leases. Somehow I have my doubts about the federal government’s abilities to manage this expansive amount of land, and with our nation’s multi-trillion dollar debt, I don’t see how there is enough funding available to make improvements, control weeds, manage bison and elk herds, and fight fires on this land.

 

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ranchers fighting the government against a powerful land grab. In fact, an READ THE REST (Ranchers losing ground in government land grab; By Amanda Radke; Land & Livestock International, Inc. – Originally in Beef Daily; 2/29/16)

 

Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy, and education.

 

Disgruntled ex-federal employees found a way to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars using the flawed Endangered Species Act.

 

https://www.cfact.org/2014/05/14/environmental-shakedown-through-bastardized-application-of-science-policy-and-education/

 

Over a 3-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data show American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance than with a real desire to protect flora and fauna.

 

On May 7, I spoke at the Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference in Farmington, New Mexico. During the two-day event, I sat in on many of the other sessions and had conversations with dozens of attendees. I left the event with the distinct impression that the current implementation of the ESA is a major impediment to the economic growth, tax revenue, and job creation that comes with oil-and-gas development. I have written on ESA issues many times, most recently I wrote about the lesser prairie chicken’s proposed “threatened” listing (which the Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS] listed on March 27) and the Oklahoma Attorney General’s lawsuit against the federal government over the “sue and settle” tactics of FWS and the Department of the Interior.

 

While at the conference, I received an email announcing that FWS has asked a federal court for a 6-month delay in making a final determination on whether to list the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered species—moving the decision past the November elections. Up for re-election, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) “cheered” the extension request. The E & E report states: Colorado elected leaders “fear the listing could have significant economic impacts.”

 

Kent Holsinger, a Colorado attorney specializing in lands, wildlife, and water, posited: “Senator Udall is among those lauding the move—perhaps because a listing decision would affect his fate in the U.S. Senate. Gunnison sage grouse populations are stable, if not on the increase. In addition, myriad state, local and private conservation efforts have been put into place over the last decade. Those efforts, and the Gunnison sage grouse, are at risk if the FWS pursues listing.”

 

The report continues: “WildEarth Guardians is not opposing the latest extension after Fish and Wildlife agreed to some extensive new mitigation measures that will be made in the interim, including increasing buffer zones around sage grouse breeding grounds, called leks, and deferring coal, oil and gas leasing, said Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist with WildEarth Guardians.” It goes on to say: “But the Center for Biological Diversity, which is a party to the settlement agreements with WildEarth Guardians, said the latest extension is a bad move for the grouse, which it says has needed ESA protections for years.”

 

Two important items to notice in the Gunnison sage grouse story. One, the power the environmental groups wield. Two, part of appeasing the environmental groups involves “deferring coal, oil and gas leasing.”

 

It is widely known that these groups despise fossil fuels. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) brags about its use of lawsuits to block development—but it is not just oil and gas they block, it is READ THE REST (Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy, and education; By Marita Noon; Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow; 5/14/14)

 

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Obama is not Slowing Down Dinesh D’Souza


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John R. Houk

© March 14, 2016

 

Dinesh D’Souza (Wikipedia Bio) was convicted fair and square of breaking campaign finance law. He admits this. What is astonishing about D’Souza is that Obama’s Justice Department came after D’Souza as if he was a hardened criminal that needed put away for the protection of American citizens. Isn’t it interesting that Barack Obama also broke campaign finance laws while he received a paltry 375 thousand dollars fine and no felony conviction while D’Souza had to pay a 500-thousand-dollar bond to wait trial then had a felony added to his life. It cost D’Souza eight months in a low security half-way house designed for long term prison inmates about to be freed to have a readjustment time from prison to freedom for time served.

 

In 2013 Obama was levied this fine by the FEC because he accepted around 1,300 contributions to the tune of 1.8 MILLION dollars as a sitting President. D’Souza’s infraction was laid out by Andrew McCarthy:

 

… Wendy Long, his good friend and Dartmouth classmate, was waging a futile campaign against incumbent U.S. senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.). With the press of business leaving him unable to be more of a campaign presence, D’Souza decided to provide financial support. He had, however, already donated the personal maximum of $10,000. So he convinced two friends to be nominal contributors, with D’Souza reimbursing them the combined $20,000. (How Dinesh D’Souza Became a Victim of Obama’s Lawless Administration; By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY; National Review; 12/19/15 4:00 AM)

 

Why did the Obama Justice Department want to spank Dinesh D’Souza so badly? Perhaps the reason is similar to why the IRS targeted Conservative and Tea Party organizations. There was a lot work to expose Obama as one of the most nefarious Presidents in U.S. history. In D’Souza’s case he made a documentary movie based on a 2010 book exposing Obama entitled “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”. The documentary is entitled “2016: Obama’s America”.

 

So what’s D’Souza up to these days? He’s preparing to expose Hillary Clinton and the cycle of Democratic Party nefarious activities that have served the Clinton family for decades. PJ Media quotes D’Souza and has a one sentence description:

 

“If that film got me eight months in the slammer, this new movie is going to earn me life in prison,” he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “It’s time to take the gloves off.”

 

D’Souza described the film, Hillary’s America, as a sordid history of the Democratic Party from the very beginning all the way through Hillary Clinton. (D’Souza: Hillary Film Could Earn Me ‘Life in Prison’; By Nicholas Ballasy; PJ Media; 3/13/16)

 

Below is the cross post of the entire PJ Media post.

 

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D’Souza: Hillary Film Could Earn Me ‘Life in Prison’

 

By NICHOLAS BALLASY

MARCH 13, 2016

PJ Media

 

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza said his upcoming film about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is going to result in a lifelong prison sentence.

 

D’Souza said he was locked up for 8 months in a “federal confinement center” for a “relatively minor campaign finance infraction” following the release of his film,2016, about President Obama.

 

“If that film got me eight months in the slammer, this new movie is going to earn me life in prison,” he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “It’s time to take the gloves off.”

 

D’Souza described the film, Hillary’s America, as a sordid history of the Democratic Party from the very beginning all the way through Hillary Clinton.

 

“The Democrats want us to believe they’re the party of equal rights and human rights and civil rights. The truth is the Democrats are the party of slavery, and Indian removal, of broken treaties and the Trail of Tears, they’re the party of segregation and Jim Crow and lynching and the Ku Klux Klan, they’re the party of Japanese internment, and opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Bill of 1968,” he said. “This is their actual history so what they do is they try to cover it up.”

 

D’Souza said Democratic politicians attempt to hide their party’s past connections to segregation by “blaming America” as a whole.

 

“The reality is America didn’t do it, the Democrats did. Now, another story from the Democrats is they changed, that somehow recently they became enlightened and they became the good guys and the bad guys all became the Republicans. This is the story of the so-called switch,” he said. “But the truth of it is there never was a switch. The Democrats now are the same as they always were.”

 

D’Souza said former President Abraham Lincoln described slavery as “you work, I eat.” According to D’Souza, that defines the modern Democratic Party.

 

“This concept of ‘you work, I eat’ is still the center of the politics of the Democratic Party. They were playing plantation politics back then and they are playing plantation politics right now,” D’Souza said.

 

His documentary Hillary’s America is set for release the week of the Democratic Party convention.

 

“We’re going to be telling the story they don’t want you to know. Here’s how you can help us: Go see the film the opening weekend,” he said, explaining that the film will be shown in more theaters if it does well the first week. “This is how you affect the politics of Hollywood.”

 

D’Souza appeared on a panel at the conference called “Hollywood, Media and Education: The Three Strongholds Of The Left.”

 

D’Souza pointed out that filmmaker Michael Moore’s documentary films have been so successful because they are entertaining.

 

“No one goes to the movies for messaging. You go to the movies for entertainment,” he said. “You’ve got to give it to the guy [Moore]. Out of the top 10 documentaries of all time he has 5.”

 

He called for conservatives in Hollywood to produce more than documentaries, such as animated films, thrillers and romantic comedies.

 

“Ultimately, we’ve got to do that kind of stuff too because they [the left] tell their worldview through stories,” he said.

 

Moderator Mary Katharine Ham, a conservative political commentator, encouraged the audience to see the Broadway play Hamilton.

 

“The beauty of this play is it is truly unironically a celebration of Alexander Hamilton, pulled himself up from his bootstraps, came from nothing, fought with just his brain and got to the top of American society and really shaped this beautiful thing we have,” she said. “It is serious about that message.”

 

VIDEO: D’Souza: New Hillary Film Might Earn Me ‘Life In Prison’

 

 

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Islam is at War – Respond to IT!

 

John R. Houk

© March 13, 2016

 

The Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians (IDC) collaborated recently on a near 300-page report on Muslims committing genocide against Christians. I first heard of this report on Fox News but I was reminded today of it by an email update from ASSIST News Service (ANS) entitled “NEW REPORT SHOWS IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE OF GENOCIDE AGAINST CHRISTIANS BY ISLAMIC STATE”.

 

The was compiled expressly for Secretary of State John Kerry and the State Department. The Knights of Columbus and IDC used the report as a pretext to call on America to step up to the plate and publicly declare genocide is occurring against Christians in the Middle East with a particular focus on ISIS as the perpetrator.

 

In early February 2016 Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said this about calling the slaughter of Christians genocide:

 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted Thursday that the Obama administration’s hesitation to label the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians and other religious minorities as “genocide” is because of the legal ramifications behind such a designation. (White House Details Why Obama Won’t Call ISIS’ Slaughtering of Christians ‘Genocide’; By SAMUEL SMITH; Christian Post; 2/5/16 11:13 am)

 

He said WHAT? “Legal Ramifications”!

 

Christians and other non-Muslims (ISIS classifies Shias as non-Muslims also) are being slaughtered en masse and Obama is looking at the legal ramifications of labeling the slaughter as genocide.

 

The Christian Post further reports Earnest’s representation of Obama:

 

… Earnest assured that “administration lawyers” were looking into the possibility of a genocide designation.

 

“There are lawyers considering whether or not that term can be properly applied in this scenario,” Earnest said. “What is clear and what is undeniable and what the president has now said twice in the last 24 hours is that we know that there are religious minorities in Iraq and in Syria, including Christians, that are being targeted by ISIL terrorists because of their religion and that attack on religious minorities is an attack on all people of faith and it is important for all of us to stand up and speak out about it.” (Ibid.)

 

So it is important for Obama to bring Muslims displaced by war in Syria-Iraq for their safety BUT he has to think about it when it comes to Christians being slaughtered by Muslims.

 

Obama wants to look the other way while Christians are killed yet he made sure to assure American voters he was a Christian prior to his 2008 election. Before his 2008 election as President he was concerned enough of what Americans thought about his faith that he went out of his way to let voters know he was a committed Christian:

 

“I’ve been to the same church _ the same Christian church _ for almost 20 years,” Obama said, stressing the word Christian and drawing cheers from the faithful in reply. “I was sworn in with my hand on the family Bible. Whenever I’m in the United States Senate, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. So if you get some silly e-mail … send it back to whoever sent it and tell them this is all crazy. Educate.” (Obama sets record straight on his religion; By AP; NBCNews.com; updated 1/21/2008 10:49:46 AM ET)

 

Obama was the 20-year member of a Church pastored by Jeremiah Wright who preached Black Liberation Theology – Hate Whitey and G-d damn America – and was cozy with Father Pfleger and racist anti-Semite Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan.

 

I think this gives a bit more insight into Obama checking into the legal ramifications of naming the extermination of Christians as genocide in the Middle East.

 

So what exactly is wrong with stating the obvious about genocide in the Middle East? The obvious is Islam promotes war with the West and these days against Israel and America the land of the free and the home of the brave (unless Obama screws up America more than any real American can fix). So let’s get over offending Islam and perhaps really begin offending the haters of America with WWII-style rules of engagement and smack these guys around even if civilians foolish enough to support radical Muslim movements or governments get in the way.

 

But John, one might say, that’s not politically correct when we should respect diverse peoples and cultures in this new global age we live in.

 

Man that is some horse-pucky that will end the American way of life before Obama transformationists do.

 

Well John, another might say, can you name anytime in America’s history when war or military action was used because of the doctrines of Islam? Why should Obama be the first American President to understand that Islamic doctrines are not only harmful to American National Security but also to American Interests at home and abroad?

 

Some trace the lineage of the Democratic Party back to an earlier President. So it is a bit insightful to understand the political climate that President lived in to make a decision about Islam.

Thomas Jefferson

That early President was Thomas Jefferson the third person to hold the Office of POTUS. He was elected to two terms of Office serving between 1801 – 1809. As one of the Founding Fathers Jefferson penned the text to the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson wasn’t directly involved at the Constitutional Convention that eventually formed the Constitution our nation has operated under since 1789. Jefferson’s lack of involvement was largely due to his diplomatic status to France first as a trade commissioner and eventually ambassadorial role replacing Benjamin Franklin.

 

Although Jefferson had no direct tie to the making of the Constitution he was still an influence because the primary framer of the Constitution – James Madison – modeled the framework a lot from Virginia’s State Constitution in which Jefferson was very involved in.

 

This excerpt from Constitution Daily sums up Jefferson’s thoughts from France on the new Constitution while the then 13 States debated its ratification:

 

While in Paris before the Constitutional Convention, Jefferson closely followed developments in the United States. He corresponded with individuals who would eventually contribute to the formation of the Constitution, like Madison and John Jay, an author of the Federalist Papers.

 

 

… On June 6th, Madison wrote a letter to Jefferson with a list of the individuals attending the Convention, but explained that he couldn’t reveal more about the substance of the ongoing debates because the delegates agreed that the proceedings should be kept secret.

 

Jefferson expressed his frustration with the secrecy of the Convention, but he did share some ideas with Madison while it was ongoing. For example, Jefferson wrote to Madison on June 20th explaining why the federal government should not be given the power to veto laws passed by the states. This federal power was not included in the final draft of the Constitution despite Madison’s support of the idea.

 

On September 6th, Madison wrote a letter to Jefferson detailing some key provisions that were going to be included in the Constitution, as he reasoned that by the time the letter would arrive in France the details of the Constitution would be made public. Madison explained how state and federal governments were to be organized, and noted that some of the provisions may “surprise” Jefferson.

 

On December 20th, 1787, after the Constitutional Convention was over and while the ratification of the Constitution was being debated in state legislatures, Jefferson wrote a letter to Madison objecting to key parts of the Constitution. Among other things, Jefferson was concerned that the document lacked a Bill Of Rights and failed to establish term limits for federal officials. In earlier correspondences to other acquaintances, in 1786 Jefferson extolled government protection of civil liberties and wrote, for example, that “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press”. Jefferson also was a proponent of protections for religious liberty and wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which passed the Virginia General Assembly in 1786.

 

By the fall of 1788, Madison was convinced that the inclusion of a Bill Of Rights to the new Constitution would be prudent. While advocating for a bill of rights, Madison relied upon an argument first articulated by Jefferson – that a list of rights would help give the judiciary the power to ensure that other branches of governments would not infringe on citizens’ civil liberties. (A quick look at Thomas Jefferson’s constitutional legacy; By NCC StaffConstitution Daily; 11/24/15)

 

Supporters of the Constitution were called Federalists and those that opposed a central government stronger than the authority of State governments were labeled Anti-Federalists. George Washington and John Adams were the first and only Federalists elected to Office under the eventually ratified Constitution. After Constitutional ratification the Federalists tended to favor the new nations wealthy elites and a stronger central government. The Anti-Federalists became the camp that favored States’ rights over Federal or national government authority and lined up more with land owners that weren’t necessarily wealthy but were self-supporting agrarians in some fashion or another. Federalists gravitated around Alexander Hamilton and the Anti-Federalists gravitated around Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

 

After the Constitution took effect the label “Anti-Federalist” gave way to the notion of a Republic with democratically elected leaders. Hence without any real political organization the group found the label or Democratic-Republican who under the simplicity of colloquialism were simply called Republicans. Modern historians will often write Democratic-Republican to differentiate from the Republican Party which exists today and whose first POTUS holder was Abraham Lincoln elected in 1860 and served from 1861 – 1865 with his second term cut short by assassination.

 

My point is the new nation was divided into political factions that were not organized politically as they are today. Ironically factions were divided between those that favored Britain or France who were still in hostility in which the American Revolution was only a subset of the decades of hostilities that existed between Britain and France. By the time of Jefferson’s Presidency, the French Revolution dethroned the French King that aided American Revolution victory. The new France devolved into violent retribution against France’s Nobility class in the name of egalitarian fraternity and democracy which ended with the despotism of Napoleon Bonaparte.

 

During these early years of the American Republic the new Federal government concentrated on domestic issues and a reduced military presence which meant no money to create a navy fleet. Foreign trade protection was first done by the British navy and after the American Revolution a short time of French protection. Definitely by the time of Bonaparte’s reign American foreign trade received no protection from either Britain or France.

 

When Americans attempted trade efforts that brought them within the reach of North Africa, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea pirates began boarding American commercial vessels, stealing goods, kidnapping or killing Americans AND placing captured Americans who couldn’t pay ransom into slavery.

 

Guess what kind of culture these pirates came from? If you haven’t guessed yet how about a clue. In the modern age which culture still kidnaps, kills and enslaves (particularly sex-slaves today)?

 

There is only one answer – ISLAM!

 

What was Thomas Jefferson’s experience and/or knowledge of Islam? An excerpt from DownTrend.com shows Jefferson’s first contact with a Muslim as while on a diplomatic mission in Great Britain:

 

In 1786, Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain. They asked this ‘diplomat’ by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved her citizens and why the Muslims held such hostility toward this new nation, with which neither Tripoli nor any of the other Barbary Coast nations had any previous contact. The answer was quite revealing. Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja (the ambassador) replied that Islam:

 

Was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qur’an, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.” (Interesting Look Back At First American War Against Islam; By JOSEPH R. CARDUCCI; DownTrend.com; 10/11/14)

 

A Patheos article penned by an atheist explains Jefferson’s outrage also before becoming POTUS at having to pay ransoms and tribute to Islamic Barbary Pirates:

 

Jefferson attempted to create a coalition of tribute-paying European countries who would each contribute one or more war ships and jointly patrol the Mediterranean for Barbary pirates. Sometime before July 4, 1786, Jefferson drafted the Proposed Convention against the Barbary States to arrange the matter. … Jefferson’s proposal to spread the risk was met with a lack of interest from both the American Congress and European nations. As a result, America continued to lose ships to Barbary piracy for several more years.

 

It wasn’t until Jefferson became president that the U.S. ceased paying tribute and quietly launched the newly formed American navy to combat, particularly, the aggression from Tripoli. Thus began the first Barbary War in 1801, which ended in 1805 with a treaty that put a stop to the tributes and cleared the Mediterranean for the safe passage of American merchant ships. (In 1807, Algiers started taking American ships again, and it took until 1815 for America to address it militarily. This second Barbary War lasted two days and finally put an end to piracy from North Africa.)

 

 

Jefferson was the only founding father to take an active interest in Islam. He purchased his own copy of the Koran long before America’s encounters with the Barbary. His copy of George Sale’s English translation of the Koran was shipped from London in 1765 and can be viewed today at the Library of Congress. There is some speculation that this is a second copy because Jefferson possibly lost his first copy in the May 26, 1771, fire at his mother’s home. The Koran in the Library of Congress contains no written notes or comments by Jefferson (possibly because it’s a second copy), and his initials are his only inscription, although they appear curiously close to some verses regarding warfare. (Thomas Jefferson’s Struggle with Islamic Brutality; By Hemant Mehta; Patheos; 10/29/15)

 

Jefferson’s next step was after he became President. He cancelled the tribute blackmail and went after the Islamic Barbary Pirates for attacking, killing and enslaving Americans. Monticello.org gives a decent rundown of the Islamic Barbary Pirates in relation to Thomas Jefferson through at least the First Barbary War. At Monticello.org you will discover the USA bowed to paying extortion tribute to the Barbary semi-autonomous states through the first two Presidents even while Jefferson was Secretary of State.

 

Early in June, barely three months after the inauguration a small squadron — three frigates and a schooner — sailed for the Mediterranean under Commodore Richard Dale. If they found on arrival that war had been declared, the squadron was to protect American shipping from the corsairs and to “chastise their insolence … by sinking, burning, or destroying their ships and vessels wherever you shall find them.” It was also to blockade the harbor of any of the regencies that had declared war on America and, to the extent possible, was to convoy merchantmen when asked.  In addition, Commodore Dale was to take to Algiers and Tunis letters, gifts for the rulers, tribute payments in the case of Algiers and assurances to both rulers that overdue tribute was soon to be forthcoming on other vessels. And, he was to go to Tripoli. There he would deliver the President’s letter to the pasha and, if still at peace, could give Cathcart money for a gift to the pasha.18

 

Jefferson’s letter to Pasha Qaramanli emphasized “our sincere desire to cultivate peace & commerce with your subjects.” Also mentioned was our dispatch to the Mediterranean of “a squadron of observation” whose appearance [we hope] will give umbrage to no power.” The squadron’s purpose, the letter explained, was to exercise our seamen and to “superintend the safety of our commerce…[which] we mean to rest…on the resources of our own strength & bravery in every sea.”19 Meanwhile, Secretary Madison wrote American consuls in the Mediterranean that the President, convinced “of the hostile purposes of the Bashaw of Tripoli” was sending a naval squadron to protect our commerce in the Mediterranean and to respond appropriately to any powers who declared war on the United States.20

 

Unfortunately, the pasha had not waited to hear from the new president. Yusuf Qaramanli declared war on the United States on May 14, 1801 by chopping down the flagpole at the American consulate in Tripoli.21

 

On arrival at Gibraltar July 1, Commodore Dale learned we were at war with Tripoli. During the next few months, squadron vessels blocked two Tripolitan corsairs in Gibraltar, delivered goods and messages in Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli, escorted American merchant ships, and briefly blockaded Tripoli harbor. In the only real action that year, the schooner Enterprize engaged and soundly defeated the Tripolitan ship Tripoli off the coast of Malta on August 1.22

 

… Two months later Congress passed an act authorizing him to instruct naval commanders to seize Tripolitan goods and vessels, and to commission privateers to aid in the effort.23

 

During the following three years the pasha maintained his demands and the United States, rotating ships and crews, maintained its naval presence in the Mediterranean as well as diplomatic efforts to make peace. In 1802 Jefferson was reportedly of the view “that the time is come when negociations [sic] may advantageously take place.” He was to be disappointed.24 Tripolitan corsairs evaded the blockade and American merchantmen were captured. Most escaped their captors; only one was carried into port, the Franklin, in 1802, and the five Americans on it were quickly ransomed. In Algiers, Richard O’Brien sarcastically remarked without comment: “It is asserted that there are at sea, at present, six sail of Tripoline corsairs & it is asserted that the frigates of the United States & those of Sweden are blockading Tripoli.”25 Nor did the blockade stop Tripoli’s trade with other Barbary powers. It did, however, interfere with it, and the other rulers sided with the pasha. The possibility of Tunis and/or Morocco entering the war became a serious concern off and on throughout 1802.

 

… “They know they cannot meet us with force any more than they could France, Spain or England,” he wrote from Monticello at the end of March. “Their system is a war of little expense to them, which must put the great nations to a greater expense than the presents which would buy it off.”26 He was still as much against buying peace and paying tribute as he had been since first dealing with Barbary in 1784; it was a matter of principle. But one had to be practical as well as principled.27

 

 

The most important naval action in 1803 involved the frigate Philadelphia, which ran aground near Tripoli in October. The pasha imprisoned the 307-man crew and refloated and repaired the stricken vessel. Before they could make any use of her, though, on February 16, 1804 a U.S. navy team under Lt. Stephen Decatur slipped into Tripoli harbor after dark and set fires on board that totally destroyed the Philadelphia. The loss of the frigate weakened the American squadron, while captives from the Philadelphia gave the pasha new leverage and prospects of substantial ransom.31

 

When news of the Philadelphia’s loss reached America, Jefferson and his colleagues began looking for a way to send at least two more frigates to the Mediterranean. Congress rallied behind the President and the navy, approving a new tax and new expenditures for the war.32 After initial political and public criticism of the president due to the devastating loss, widespread public support was stimulated by Stephen Decatur’s successful stealth mission under Tripoli’s guns.33

 

… in 1804, he decided the current squadron was not big enough to do the job. Newly-appointed Commodore Samuel Barron would command eleven vessels, “a force which would be able, beyond the possibility of a doubt, to coerce the enemy to a peace on terms compatible with our honor and our interest.”35  The expanded squadron would be more than twice the size of the original one three years earlier and its mix of frigates, brigs and smaller vessels would be better suited to its mission.

 

 

After arriving on the scene, if Barron judged it expedient he was authorized to support an overland attack on Tripoli by forces supporting the restoration to power of Hamet Qaramanli, an older brother ousted in a 1796 coup by Pasha Yusuf Qaramanli. That idea had been proposed in 1801 by James Cathcart and also by William Eaton who knew the exiled Hamet in Tunis when he was American consul there. The proposal had received qualified approval from Secretary of State Madison in 1802.37

 

 

Barron had doubts about involving Hamet, but Eaton and Captain Preble persuaded him. November 16 Eaton sailed on the brig Argus to find Hamet in Egypt. Barron may have expected Eaton to bring Hamet to Syracuse for a consultation40—that is unclear—but having eventually located him, Eaton helped the ex-pasha put together a collection of a few hundred armed Arabs and Greeks, mostly mercenaries under a handful of disparate leaders. Eaton, Hamet and several marines marched their “army’ nearly 500 miles through the desert along the southern shore of the Mediterranean and, on April 27, 1805, they captured the town of Derne, some miles east of Benghazi. The Argus and two sister ships supplied them with provisions along their march and actively supported them in the taking of Derne (where Hamet had been governor three years before under his brother Yusuf). In the meantime, the American blockade of Tripoli had been maintained through the winter and spring.

 

… Then, May 18, he wrote Tobias Lear that, from what he had learned of Hamet Qaramanli, he could no longer support the plan involving the ex-pasha. He noted that the condition of some of his vessels and periods of enlistment of his personnel precluded another winter of blockade, was concerned about the fate of the American prisoners held by the pasha, and thought it time to respond to encouraging hints from Tripoli favoring negotiation. Not mentioned, but no doubt also on his mind, his health would not permit him to lead an attack on Tripoli that summer.42  Indeed, he handed command of the squadron to Captain John Rodgers less than a week later.

 

Lear sailed from Syracuse for Tripoli May 24th. Negotiations began shortly after his arrival, preliminary articles were agreed June 3 and the American captives from the Philadelphia were embarked on US vessels June 4. The final document was signed on the tenth. It involved neither payment for peace nor annual tribute. Based on the difference between the numbers of captives held on the two sides, ransom of $60,000 was agreed, well below the limit given Lear. Far to the east, the Americans, Hamet and his close associates left Derne on board American naval vessels June 12.  The Senate ratified the treaty April 12, 1806.43

 

There is MORE before and after this excerpt (The First Barbary War; Original article by Elizabeth Huff, August 2, 2011; revised and expanded by Priscilla and Richard Roberts, September 26, 2011. Monticello.org)

 

The Battle of Derna circa April 27, 1805 is what sealed the deal of the First Barbary War. The details of which are worth the read but I’ve already exceeded the purpose of writing about America’s first encounter of military action against Muslim principles of humiliating and dishonoring non-Muslims.

Stephen Decatur boarding Tripolitan gunboat reduced size

Apparently Obama has much in common with President Thomas Jefferson in that Jefferson listened to his advisors to use diplomatic efforts – including extortion payments – to negotiate a peace deal with the Islamic Barbary Pirates. However, Jefferson did finally come to the conclusion that the lack of military was costing the American National Interests more than diplomacy and extortion money. Hence the Marines sailed to the shores of Tripoli to kick some Muslim butt free Americans enslaved by Muslims and at least force an agreement not to attack American commerce.

 

The Second Barbary War (aka Algerine or Algerian War) had Congressional approval March 3, 2016. Two Commodores were given fleets to take action. Commodore Stephen Decatur (same guy who as a Lieutenant led the assault on Derna and the Tripoli raid that torched the captured the ship Philadelphia in the First Barbary War) got their first and engaged the Algerian Dey’s fleet, defeated it and forced a surrender by June 29, 1815. The Algerian Dey signed the terms of the Treaty July 3, 1815. (See Wikipedia, U. of Michigan and USWars.net)

 

The thing Obama is missing about Islam is you have to severely spank it to get its leaders – whether from a nation or terrorists. If you want to stop the genocide of Christians and stop importing American-hating Muslim from Syria-Iraq, a severe military response will be REQUIRED.

 

JRH 3/13/16

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THOMAS JEFFERSON AND RADICAL ISLAM’S WAR ON THE WEST

America’s historical entanglement with the “religion of peace”

 

By David L. Hunter

Nov-Dec 2015 Issue

Think-Israel

 

Those that assume that radical Islam is a modern phenomenon that became prominent during Bill Clinton’s tenure as president in the 1990s merely scratch the historical surface of America’s complicated political entanglement with the Middle East’s supposed “religion of peace.” In truth, the tentacles of radical Islam go all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.

 

Historically, Thomas Jefferson was the first U.S. president to go to war against belligerent Islam. The American Revolution from English imperialism had left the fledgling republic deeply in debt. Trade of America’s vast natural resources of lumber, animal skins and crops with Europe was the economic answer. However, European markets, a traditional mercantile system, were not open to American commodities. Complicating matters was the fact that America had no navy to protect American cargo ships from Barbary pirates who were known to kidnap foreigners for ransom. Further, due to American independence, the U.S. could no longer depend upon the British Royal Navy—the greatest in the world at that time—nor the King of England, who customarily paid “tribute” (protection money) to North African pashas and the Sultan of Morocco.

 

In May of 1784 the Continental Congress dispatched Jefferson to Paris first as trade commissioner and later as ambassador to France. Very early on in the process he became aware of an unexpected reality: Christian-American hostages were being enslaved by violent Muslims. Contrary to rumor and the popular belief of the time, these North African predators were not the stereotypical pirates out for booty: wine, women, adventure and song. These “Barbary Pirates” were in fact just typical Middle Eastern Muslims known then as Mahometans or Mussulmen who did not consume alcohol and prayed to Allah several times a day. They crewed the ships of the Mediterranean Sea’s Islamic city-states and their efforts to capture cargo and passenger vessels were both economic and religious. Like today’s terrorists, these predecessors called themselves Mujahidin or “soldiers in the Jihad” and engaged in holy war against the West. Not much has changed in 200 years.

 

The Mujahidin knew the Union Jack, but they didn’t know the Stars and Stripes. Not that it mattered then or now: All foreigners and non-Muslims were targets. Jefferson foresaw the danger and spent the fall of 1784 studying Islam as well as fellow diplomats’ treatment of the long-standing issue. Specifically, in March of 1785, future presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman. When they inquired into the Mujadhins’ propensity “to make war upon nations who had done them no injury,” the ambassador replied:

 

It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every Mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.

 

Jefferson argued correctly that paying “tribute” to Muslim extremism would encourage further malfeasance: “infidel” enslavement, hostage-taking and ship hijacking had already plagued Europe for a thousand years. Although John Adams concurred, as America had no standing navy, the circumstance forced the new, debt-ridden nation to pay a hefty 1 million dollar tithe (approximately 10% of the U.S. government’s annual revenues in 1800), a government entitlement program for terrorists that went on for 15 years. Like the monarchies of Europe, Jefferson’s Democratic-Republicans were focused on Western expansion and did not want those efforts stymied by useless armed conflicts in the Old World. The money guaranteed safe passage of American ships and/or the return of American hostages.

 

Like today in the West’s continuing quest for crude oil instead of developing comparable domestic resources, the price remains high to do business with the barbarous Middle East. In Jefferson’s time, British merchants, British and French royalty and virtually every maritime trading country in Christian Europe capitulated to the extortion rather than shift resources from burgeoning global empire-building elsewhere. However, Jefferson realized that any peaceful arrangement with the Mujahidin was a temporary fix, which would ultimately lead to greater and greater demands.

 

Unlike the Obama doctrine of continued appeasement and hollow political “victories” not worth the paper they are written on, Thomas Jefferson wanted to fight. However, certain precincts of the U.S. government reacted haphazardly to continued acts of terrorism. In late 1793, the mass hijacking of U.S. ships by Muslims had a 9/11 effect on the U.S. economy. Four months later, on March 27, 1794, Congress—after debating the subject periodically over a decade—finally decided to build a fleet of warships: six extra-large frigates. In essence, the United States Navy was born in response to unprovoked Muslim aggression.

 

After 17 years of calling for war against Islamic extremism represented by Barbary piracy, it was not until 1801 as America’s third president that Mr. Jefferson dispatched a naval squadron of four warships to the Mediterranean to engage in a four-year war off the shores of Tripoli. Sporadically, a Western power would bombard Muslim port cities in response to the ongoing threat, but nothing ends the seemingly endless Christian-Islamic religious conflict. As history demonstrates, Obama’s political realities mirror Jefferson’s. However, Mr. Obama’s cowardly head-in-the-sand reaction is in direct opposition to Jefferson’s Reaganesque show of strength.

 

Given the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001, the historic date of September 11, 1683 also comes clearly into focus. That was a turning point in human history: the defeat of the Islamic armies of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic caliphate by Christian forces at the gates of Vienna. From that moment until the recent times, Christian or Western powers would dominate the Muslim world. Radical Islam seeks to violently overturn that arrangement through modern savagery and continuous warfare.

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John R. Houk

© March 13, 2016

 

Websites Examined for Source Info

 

http://freedomoutpost.com/barbary-wars-how-thomas-jefferson-led-americas-first-war-on-terror/

 

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/barbary-wars

 

http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h27b-pirx.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic-Republican_Party

 

http://www.britannica.com/topic/Democratic-Republican-Party

 

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/early-republic/timeline-terms/democratic-republican-party

 

http://us-political-parties.insidegov.com/l/7/Democratic-Republican-Party

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THOMAS JEFFERSON AND RADICAL ISLAM’S WAR ON THE WEST

 

David L. Hunter is a DC-based freelance writer whose work has been published in The Washington Times, The Washington Post and American Thinker. This article appeared May 19, 2015 in Frontpage Magazine and is archived at 
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/257151/thomas-jefferson-radical-islams-war-west-david-l-hunter.

 

The painting by Dennis Malone Carter of American navy men led by Stephen Decatur boarding a Tripolitan gunboat on August 3, 1804 is not part of the original article. The painting depicts Decatur and the Muslim captain (the two men slightly right of center in the painting) in mortal combat; Decatur (in sailor whites) is pulling out a gun; the captain (white turban) holds a sword in his upraised arm. The episode is vividly described in “Stephen Decatur and the Barbary Pirates” on the Extraordinary Lives of Intrepid Gentlemen website and is archived at
http://www.intrepidgentlemen.com/2012/06/11/stephn-decatur-and-the-barbary-pirates/.

 

 

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Let YOUR Senator Know the Muslim Brotherhood is a Terrorist Organization


MB American Front Groups

John R. Houk

© February 29, 2016

 

ACT for America sent out an email urging voters to support Senate Bill 2230 which if passed and – GOD HELP US – President Barack Hussein Obama signs into law will force the State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Since a lot of this designation has a lot to do with cutting off funds flowing from the USA to the Muslim Brotherhood, this would affect the many Muslim Brotherhood front groups on American soil. These front groups are actually quite numerous and pretend to be representatives of Moderate non-violent Muslims seeking to ensure the same Constitutional rights that all Americans have been afforded. The problem: These front groups are a pack of liars that either outright support the Muslim Brotherhood or use stealth to hide their support.

 

Before I share that very important email, read these various excerpts below that indeed demonstrate the evil and violent nature of the Muslim Brotherhood so you can make an informed decision to place your name on the ACT for America form letter that will go out to the correct Senators representing your State. (In case you need no further education on listing the MB as a terrorist organization, just skip to the signature link provided by ACT for America.)

 

On November 3rd Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) filed (S. 2230) and Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) filed (H.R.3892) both bills titled “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015“. These bills will require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, and for other purposes. (Here is Cruz’s bill S. 2230 the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act; Submitted by Frank Livingston; Investigation Project on Terrorism; 11/21/15 15:36)

 

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WASHINGTON (CN) – The House Judiciary Committee is calling on the U.S. State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, while some say the effort is misguided.

    

The legislation, introduced and sponsored by presidential candidate and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would bar anyone with ties to the group from entering the United States.

    

The bill would also subject those who provide material support to the group to federal criminal penalties, and would force financial institutions to block all transactions involving the group’s assets, according to a committee statement.

    

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s embrace of terrorism and the very real threat it poses to American lives and the national security of the United States make it long overdue for designation,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said.

    

The committee approved the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act by a vote of 17-10 on Wednesday. … (Cruz Bill Takes Aim at Muslim Brotherhood; By  BRITAIN EAKIN; Courthouse News Service; 2/26/16 Last Update: 8:22 AM PT)

 

Very typical of the Left Wing Media the above article makes sure to include this bit of misinformation:

 

The bill has drawn some criticism from Middle East experts who say the bill ignores historical context and the evolution of the group’s ideologies.

    

“They have disavowed violence for some time now, finding it counter-productive and also counter to Islam,” said Musa al-Gharbi, managing editor at the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts, a program based at the University of Arizona.

    

The text of the bill builds a case for the terror designation based on the group’s early ideologies espoused by its founder, Hassan al-Banna, which it says embrace violent jihad and promote terrorism. (Ibid.)

 

The author of the news article failed to do her homework or knowingly participated in Muslim Apologist lies about the radical violent nature of the Muslim Brotherhood. Quoting Musa al-Gharbi about the MB disavowing violence was pure propaganda at the time of the so-called disavowment and totally irrelevant since the Egyptian military took over the government ousting Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi. The coup government then proceeded to illegalize and proclaim the MB a terrorist organization. Since that time the MB has been very openly committing acts of terrorism against the Egyptian military, tourists and of course Jews.

 

This July 10, 2015 article shows the terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood totally exposing the Musa al-Gharbi assertion that the MB has renounced violence as an outright LIE:

 

Egypt, on the forefront in fighting terrorism, remains committed to eradicating Islamist extremism. “There is a global campaign of terrorism, and the only way to confront it is through a comprehensive global response that deals with the entirety of the threat,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement this week following a wave of attacks on government targets.

 

On Thursday, a roadside bomb detonated wounding 20 Egyptian policemen in North Sinai’s provincial capital of El-Arish. The policemen were traveling on a bus on leave in the volatile area. Three of the wounded were in critical condition, reported AFP. Also on Thursday, an Egyptian police detective was shot dead outside his home in the governorate of Beni Suef by unknown attackers. He was shot in the neck and chest, according to the Health Ministry in the province.

 

Egypt has been facing a wave of terrorists attacks launched by the Muslim Brotherhood after the removal of Morsi. The Foreign Ministry held a press conference over the weekend to discuss with the press the latest attacks in the Sinai. In a memo provided at the conference, the Foreign Ministry wrote:

 

At the core of this terrorist scourge is the toxic ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, which continues to spread hate and fear across the globe. In Egypt today we still witness the negative effect of the political inspired by Sayd Qutb, the godfather of the Muslim Brotherhood and his followers who championed violence manifested in their foiled assassination of president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1954. His anti-western, anti-Semitic and anti-secularist school of thought continues today to serve as a manifesto for radical groups such as Al-Qaeda and Daesh.

 

… READ ENTIRETY (Egypt Fights Back as Muslim Brotherhood Escalates Terrorist Activity; By TERA DAHL; Breitbart.com; 7/10/15)

 

So it is quite clear the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization! That Islamic organization is NOT an emblem for peace but rather is a committed Western-hating and Jew-hating organization devoted to establishing a global Caliphate in which non-Muslims must convert to Islam or if lucky in their view submit as sub-class human beings living under the despotism of Islamic Supremacism.

 

AND YET America’s most Leftist President Barack Hussein Obama resists naming the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. AND Obama refuses to acknowledge that MB affiliates in the USA pay stealth homage to the MB. Here is another excerpt dated from today that demonstrates Obama treason to American National Security and the protection of American lives:

 

On Nov. 15th, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) placed 2 Islamic groups on its list of foreign terrorist organizations, naming them as front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society,(MAS).

 

On Dec. 22nd, Obama administration officials met with leaders of both these terrorist organizations to work together and strategize a counter effort on the decision by the UAE.

 

But Obama isn’t only defying the UAE with this pro-terrorist effort, he’s also defying the FBI and Dept. Of Justice prosecutors as well.

 

The FBI cut ties with CAIR after identifying them “not an appropriate liaison partner” after discovering their ties to Hamas, which the U.S. classifies as a terrorist organization.

 

Prosecutors in the DOJ implicated CAIR as conspiring to fundraise for Hamas in the Holy Land Foundation court case, which was the biggest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history.

 

Right out in plain daylight, Obama is working hard to forward the efforts of the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s [sic] affiliated terrorist organizations. Meanwhile, conservative Americans are being labelled as ‘domestic terrorists’. America has indeed been infiltrated and is being run by a weaker enemy…radical Islamic jihadists.

 

The FBI severed contacts with CAIR in 2009 as “not an appropriate liaison partner” for the bureau because of evidence linking the group and its founders to Hamas, which the U.S. lists as a terrorist organization.

 

Hamas runs Gaza and was founded as an offshoot of the jihadist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, based in Egypt.

 

 

Several CAIR staffers have been convicted on terrorism-related charges and CAIR founder Omar Ahmad allegedly told a group of Muslims they are in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country.

 

Nonetheless, on Monday, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said, “The United States does not consider these U.S. organizations (CAIR and MAS) to be terrorist organizations” and had asked the UAE for more information on the decision.

 

When a reporter noted the head of CAIR has been a White House guest and frequently visits the State Department, Rathke claimed CAIR was just one of many “faith-based groups” which had met with U.S. government officials.

 

 

“CAIR is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, as is the Muslim Student Association, and they try to present a storefront view of moderate, mainstream Muslim thought when, in fact, they are just the opposite.”

 

 

…  CAIR is cited several times in the text of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act as a Brotherhood-controlled entity.

 

“They (CAIR) tend to be the mask covering up violent jihad across the globe. They pretend to be the mouthpiece of moderation when, in fact, they are anything but,” said Bachmann.

 

For its part, CAIR described its terrorist designation by the UAE as “shocking and bizarre.”

 

Indeed, why would the UAE do such a thing when its own ambassador has praised CAIR in the past and the country has allowed the group to raise funds there?

 

… READ ENTIRETY (Obama Pressures UAE and FBI to Get his Friends “The Muslim Brotherhood” off Terror List in Middle East: Obama Seeks To Declassify Muslim Brotherhood Groups As Terrorist Organizations, Defying FBI, DOJ and UAE; By powerglobal.us; About Power Global US; 2/29/16)

 

Resist the Obama Islamification of America. Read the ACT for America email below that provides a link to send your Senator from your State to get on board with the Senate version of S.2230 – Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 – which has passed the House and is now waiting for the Senate to join.

 

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Last week, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that calls on the State Department to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.  The bill, H.R. 3892, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, introduced by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), was voted out of committee by a 17-10 party-line vote.  We expect it to be brought before the full House for a vote.

Specifically, H.R. 3892 states that it is the “sense of Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for classification as a foreign terrorist organization.”  As Amended by the House Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry would have 60 days to issue a detailed report to Congress indicating whether the Brotherhood meets the criteria qualifying it as a terrorist group. The Senate’s version of the bill is S. 2230 and the details about the legislation can be found HERE.

This bill is a very important one.  Once signed into law, it would be a crime for anyone in the U.S. to provide material support to the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Treasury Department could force banks to block financial transactions related to the Brotherhood.  The bill lists U.S. groups that include the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) as groups under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood.

We thank the House of Representatives for its leadership on this issue.  It is now time for the Senate to act.  That chamber’s companion bill, S. 2230, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 has been introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  At this time, it has only two cosponsors, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Ron Johnson (R-WI).  

We need members of the U.S. Senate to hear from you.  Please tell them to demonstrate the leadership that we’ve seen in the House by acting quickly on this bill.  

Please click here to send a letter or make a phone call to your U.S. Senator in support of this bill. We know you are busy, so we’ve done all of the work for you. All you have to do is add your individual information and your voice will go directly to your two U.S. Senators. [If you have Senator Hatch or Johnson as your representative, please be sure to add a quick “thank you” for co-sponsoring the legislation.]  

Thank you for ALL that you do for our great nation.  If each of us does just a little, together we can accomplish a lot.

 

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Is Obama bringing Europe’s Rape Jihad to America?


John R. Houk

© January 8, 2016

Truth and Action got a hold of and printed a document roughly in November 2014 from Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office of Admissions (PRM). Here is an excerpt from Truth and Action about these projected Muslim refugees the Obama Administration is planning to bring to America:

The importation of these Muslim immigrants is part of the overall plan to destroy America from within. As revealed in a recent White House conference call on immigration, the intention is to establish ‘seedling communities’ across the U.S., then grow them all to become a ‘nation within a nation’, eventually with the immigrant nation overtaking the host.

Download a list of all cities accepting these refugees here: List of 190 Cities.

One major problem for the communities receiving these Muslim refugees that that little to no information is provided on the background of these immigrants. 100,00[0] Muslims brought in every year, and no info available on any of them. (LIST OF 190 CITIES WHERE OBAMA WILL BE PLACING SYRIAN MUSLIM REFUGEES; Truth and Action; Sourced from WND)

The link to the “List of 190 Cities” is a zip file containing a PDF file which is a PRM document. Take a look at it. You download the zip file or I found the PDF linked from the ConservativePost.com: HERE.

I need you to embed some Obama words in your memory he makes about admitting Syrian refugees at the G20 Summit in November and a Thanksgiving message equating these Muslim refugees with the Pilgrims escaping European persecution for their faith:

VIDEO: Obama on Syrian Refugees and Islam

 

Posted by The Daily Conversation

Published on Nov 17, 2015

President Obama speaks on the need for the United States to continue accepting Syrian refugees fleeing war and terrorist violence, stressing that America doesn’t have a religious test and shouldn’t begin applying one to Muslims who are trying to reach safety. READ THE REST

Is it really un-American to refuse refugee entry to a group of people (i.e. Muslims) whose very religion disagrees with the U.S. Constitution and considers all non-Muslims (i.e. I’m guessing over 95%) to be inferior infidels (kafir)?

Now check out Obama’s sentiments on equating Muslim refugees with the Pilgrims coming to America for religious freedom:

VIDEO: Obama Urges Americans To Accept Syrian Refugees

 

Posted by Opposing Views

Published on Nov 30, 2015

 

President Barack Obama urged Americans to be receptive to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday (November 26), reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution.

I wonder if it was a part of the Pilgrim Christian faith to rape and steal from the Native American Indians because they were inferior infidels? Well, duh! No it was not. Whether it was mythological or factual the famous dinner of thanks took place between the Pilgrims and Native Americans with the Pilgrims directing their thankful gratitude to God for the survival and for the Native Americans showing them how to survive in the New World.

According to the Quran, Hadith and Sira; Islam was spread by Islamic conquest in which the conquered had to make a choice between submitting to Islam in humility, converting to Islam or die for refusing one of the other two choices. I don’t see any Thanksgiving there by Muslims. I see bloodshed, plundering, raping and humiliation from the once majority non-Muslims who in weariness of being treated as infidels began to convert to Islam for a better life over the next two or three hundred years or so of conquest.

Yup, Obama lied to the American public – AGAIN.

To drive home that point of Obama lying, I’m going to post a number of articles below that ends with a MUST SEE video from Ezra Levant on summing up the idiocy of accepting Muslim refugees in the first 10 minutes or so of a 37 minute YouTube video of his show.

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Syrian Husband Offers Wife’s Rape for Passage to Europe

Smugglers accepted the rape as payment. The wife placed a restraining order on her husband who reportedly joined in the daily sexual assaults.

January 7, 2015

The Clarion Project

Lacking in money, a would-be refugee offered his wife’s repeated rape as payment for the family’s passage from war-torn Syria to Europe, according to media reports.

This was compounded by the husband, who apparently participated in the daily rape of his wife during their journey to the European mainland.

Subsequently his wife obtained a restraining order against her husband. Now living in Berlin, Germany, the woman fears her husband or another family member could try to kill her because of the shame she brought upon the family.

While this story is seemingly unique in detail it is part of the broader story of the abuse of female refugees from the Middle East in recent months.

“A growing number of women and young girls housed in refugee shelters in Germany are being raped, sexually assaulted and even forced into prostitution by male asylum seekers, according to German social work organizations with first-hand knowledge of the situation.”

That is a quote taken from an item written by Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute in September 2015.

“Conditions for women and girls at some shelters are so perilous that females are being described as ‘wild game’ fighting off Muslim male predators. But many victims, fearing reprisals, are keeping silent, social workers say.”

Although rape occurs in all societies and cultures, there are ideologies that breed cultures where rape becomes endemic.

Clarion Project continues to educate the public about the abuses of women and girls that stem from sharia-based societies where females are frequently and legally treated as second-class citizens.

VIDEO: Dana Loesch: At What Point Do We Have to Teach Muslim Migrants Not to Rape?

 

Posted by jim hoft

Published on Jan 6, 2016

Conservative radio and TV host went on with Megyn Kelly on Wednesday to discuss the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne. Dana asked the question, “At what point do we have to teach Muslim migrants not to rape?”

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1,000 Muslims rape, sexually assault women in Germany: Europe rape jihad

By Samantha Chang

January 5, 2016 9:46 AM MST

Examiner.com

VIDEO: Europe: Muslim RAPE JIHAD Against Women and Children

 

Posted by ArianrhodJelena

Published on Sep 27, 2015

Muslim RAPE JIHAD Against European Women and Children

Rapes have skyrocketed across Europe, including Sweden, Germany, the U.K. and Norway coinciding with the avalanche of Muslim refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. (AOL.com)

Police in Cologne, Germany, are outraged after receiving over 121 complaints of sexual assaults and rape by women who were attacked by 1,000 men of “Arab or North African origin” on New Year’s Eve.

The victims were groped, robbed and sexually assaulted by 1,000 Arab males at the main train station near the public square in Cologne, where crowds had gathered to celebrate New Year Eve’s festivities. Police expect more women to come forward, and have set up a task force to investigate these charges.

Many victims said they were called “sluts,” had their clothes torn off their bodies, and were groped. One victim, a 28-year-old woman, described the incident to German newspaper the Express:

Suddenly I felt a hand on my buttocks, then on my breasts. In the end, I was groped everywhere. It was a nightmare.

Although we yelled and hit back at them, the guys did not stop. I was desperate and think I was touched around 100 times in 200 meters.

Another woman said the mob of Arab males tore off her tights and underwear, while still another victim alleged she was gang-raped. Amazingly, the mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, blamed the victims, saying they should adopt a “code of conduct” to prevent being raped.

Sadly, this epidemic of rape and sexual assault across Europe is only worsening, as rapes rates have skyrocketed in England, Sweden and Norway, which have all taken in huge numbers of Muslim refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

The problem has become so severe that Muslim refugees in Norway are being instructed to not rape or sexually harass women simply because they walk alone in public or wear clothes that bare more than their ankles.

Under sharia law, married women can be raped by their husbands with impunity. Under sharia, it’s also OK to rape any non-Muslim woman because they are “infidels.”

Rapes in Sweden and Norway — two of the most feminist and gender-equal countries in the world — have soared in recent years as their Muslim refugee and migrant populations have skyrocketed.

Sweden, which once boasted extremely low instances of rape, is now considered the “rape capital of the West.” Gang rapes in Sweden have exploded between 1995 and 2006, and culprits in most cases were immigrants from Muslim countries.

The news has not been highly publicized because Swedes fear being labeled racist or Islamophobic. In the U.K., the press refers to Muslim men in crime reports as “Asian” instead of “Arab” or “Muslim” so as to not anger its large Muslim population.

CBS News Reporter Sexually Assaulted By 100 Muslims In Egypt

In February 2011, CBS News reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted while covering the resignation of ex-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Just minutes after Mubarak stepped down, Lara was attacked by a mob of over 100 Muslim men, who pinched, grabbed and hit her.

Precipitating the attack were comments from the crowd that Logan was an Israeli Jew (she is neither) and several men then suggested the crowd take her pants off. Logan recounted:

I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind. My shirt, my sweater was torn off completely.

I felt the moment that my bra tore. They tore the metal clips of my bra. They literally just tore my pants to shreds.

And then I felt my underwear go. When my clothes gave way I remember looking up and seeing them taking pictures with their cell phones, the flashes of their cell phone cameras.

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SCHLAFLY: RAPE JIHAD SHOWS ‘GERMANY IS NO LONGER GERMAN’

‘This massive immigration is simply changing the face of the world’

January 7, 2016

WND

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a “selfie” with a refugee (Photo: Twitter)

Globalists who demand that the West accept a wave of Muslim refugees have obliterated the face of Germany and are threatening to do the same to America, warns conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.

“This massive immigration is simply changing the face of the world. It’s already changed Germany. Germany isn’t German anymore,” Schlafly told WND. “We want America to continue to be American, with our values, our Constitution’s values. The people who want to make us globalists do not have the best interests of our country at heart.”

Schlafly cited recent news of Islamic migrants rape jihad on women in Europe, where government officials are reported collaborating. As WND reported, public outrage is surging over reports of the mass sexual assault of German women in Cologne by Arabs and North Africans during New Year’s celebrations. And reports are coming in of attacks in other German cities, such as Hamburg and Stuttgart.

A leaked police report indicated several suspects in the Cologne sexual assaults claimed to be Syrian refugees. One suspect reportedly told authorities: “I am Syrian. You have to treat me kindly. Mrs. Merkel invited me.”

But, she warned, the U.S. cannot allow the same globalist threat to destroy the face of America.

“We believe America is a superior country. We have a superior system that has given us more freedom and prosperity than any other country in the world,” she said. “And if people want to come here, they should adapt to our ways.”

Should the floodgates in America continue to be opened to migrants, she warned the U.S. could see similar attacks on its women.

Ann Coulter’s back, and she’s never been better than in “Adios, America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole.”

Schlafly cited a book, “Adios America,” in which the conservative author Ann Coulter reveals READ ENTIRETY

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THE MUSLIM WAR ON WOMEN COMES TO GERMANY

The only way for European women to have a future is to fight Muslim migration.

By Daniel Greenfield

January 7, 2016

FrontPageMag

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

The city of Cologne’s website tells tourists that spending New Year’s there is “something to write home about.” It certainly is after the German city took in 10,000 mostly Muslim refugees last year. There are 120,000 Muslims already in the city making them more than 10% of the population. It has been estimated that Cologne will become a majority Muslim city by the last New Year’s Eve of the century.

When the anti-Islamist group Pegida came out to protest last year, the Cologne cathedral turned out its lights to condemn them while pro-migrant activists smugly held up signs reading, “Refugees welcome”.

But for this New Year’s Eve, the crowd outside the Cologne Cathedral was dominated by young Muslim men who threw fireworks at police and sexually assaulted women and girls trapped in the crowd.

In a crowd of 1,000 men, hundreds of Muslim refugees prowled, assaulting and robbing any woman they could find. A police officer described seeing crying women stumble toward him after midnight. He managed to rescue one woman whose clothes had been torn off her body from a group of her attackers, but could not save her friends because the mob had begun hurling fireworks at him.

The eight men he arrested carried asylum papers. They were among the mob of refugees welcomed by the people of Cologne.

Desperate efforts were made to suppress the crimes that had been committed, but too many women had been assaulted. More than 90 complaints had been filed. There was no telling how many more women had been too ashamed to go to the police. Or how many thought that there was no point because the authorities would not be on their side, but on the side of the Muslim refugee rapists.

A man spoke of being unable to protect his wife or teenage daughter from the mob. A British tourist fought against being forced into a car. A 17-year-old girl described being brutally violated and seeing other girls in the police station in the same condition. A 22-year-old woman recalled, “When I called for help, they laughed.” Even a volunteer policewoman had been molested.

Katia remembered walking through a “tunnel” made up only of “foreign men” who assaulted her on all sides. “Although we shouted and hit them, the men didn’t stop.” Instead they insulted and taunted her.

The over 1 million migrants brought to Germany by Merkel had already inflicted trauma on many women and girls while the offenders received little more than a slap on the wrist from the authorities.

Even pro-refugee activists working in camps in Germany had warned of a “culture of rape and violence” where unaccompanied women are viewed as “fair game” and rapes and sexual assaults are routine. A 16-year-old girl was raped on September 11 near a migrant shelter. Two Iraqis refugees had raped an 18-year-old girl behind a schoolyard. Another Iraqi raped a 17-year-old girl at a festival. A 7-year-old girl was raped in a park not far from where her mother was sitting.

Some of these cases were covered up. Others were dismissed as isolated incidents.

But the mass attack on nearly 100 women and girls by hundreds of men right in the center of the New Year’s Eve celebrations was too big to suppress. And when it broke, the outrage was tremendous.

Yet the rationalizations remain the same.

The authorities claim not to know who was responsible, but are somehow able to assure the media that none of them were refugees. Feminist groups protest broadly against sexual harassment, but insist that there “should be no racism under the guise of women’s rights.” …

While many remember the horrifying sexual assaults of the Arab Spring in Tahrir Square, including the attack on Lara Logan, such incidents are actually commonplace in Egypt, especially around Eid Al-Fitr. It doesn’t matter how the women are dressed. A 2006 story describes mass attacks on “any and every girl in sight, whether a Niqabi, a Hijabi or uncovered. Whether Egyptian or foreigner. Even pregnant ones.” 99% of Egyptian women report being sexually harassed. This behavior has is common in Muslim lands.

In Iraq, it’s eight out of ten women. In Afghanistan, rape and honor killings are routine. And this is the population that Germany’s mostly Muslim migrants are drawn from.

What happened is inevitable and it will go on happening. More READ ENTIRETY

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Geert Wilders on New Year’s Eve Sexual Assaults in Cologne Germany by Arab and North African men

By Jerry Gordon

6 January 2016

New English ReviewThe Iconoclast

Reports of sexual assaults and robberies of women gathered for celebrations in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve have created a firestorm of concern in Germany, but also in neighboring Holland. Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party (PVV) raised questions in the Hague Parliament of the ruling coalition cabinet members on January 5th. Today, Wilders sent a letter to Prime Minister Rutte leader of the VVD party ruling coalition requesting preventive actions to foil such possible attacks by migrants and refugees in Dutch reception centers and communities.

Reports of 90 incidents by women victims in Cologne of such sexual attacks and robberies indicated that the perpetrators were “Arabic or North Africa looking” males. It heightened concerns in this most culturally and ethnically diverse German city and among opposition political leaders who have questioned the wisdom of allowing in more than 1 million predominately Muslim migrants and refugees from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. That prompted Chancellor Merkel ,who has welcomed the mass immigration wave of Muslims, as a means of dealing with Germany’s acute labor shortage to have the ruling CD government Justice Minister investigate these charges and determine if any arrests can be made by local law enforcement. However, reports of riots at reception centers by migrants and refugees have aroused protests in a number of German communities.

The women involved in the Cologne sexual attacks gave evidence of what occurred:

One of the Cologne victims said she was too scared to go out alone following the ordeal.

“The men surrounded us and started to grab our behinds and touch our crotches,” she said.

“They touched us everywhere. I wanted to take my friend and leave. I turned around and in that moment someone grabbed my bag.”

She said she feared she could be killed or raped by the attackers.

“Nobody noticed and nobody helped us. I just wanted to get out.”

Another victim said she had unsuccessfully tried to fight off her assailant.

“But there were so many people around me that there was no control. There was no way out. There was no way to protect yourself,” she said.

“We ran to the police. But we saw the police were so understaffed. They couldn’t take care of us and we as women suffered the price.”

In a Dutch newspaper, The Post, on-line article by Wilders, “Cologne Assaults May Soon Happen on Large Scale in Netherlands Too,” he wrote:

If we continue to allow asylum-seekers and immigrants from Islamic countries to settle in our country en masse, then what has happened on New Year’s Eve in Germany will soon happen on the same large scale in the Netherlands, too. The first signs are already there.

During the parliamentary debate on October 14, 2015, I quoted from emails of ordinary Dutch citizens suffering from the behavior of asylum seekers and immigrants. These mails referred to young girls being “immorally touched”, daughters being “harassed,” women who are told “I want to f___k you.”

The events in Cologne are the signs of a future which lies before us if the government and the majority of the parliamentarians refuse to face the truth.

Cologne is nearby. Our wives and daughters must be protected. The government needs to wake up. Mark Rutte must do his duty. Our borders must be closed. We must de-Islamize the Netherlands.

Today, Wilders issued a follow up letter to Dutch PM Rutte saying:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

Yesterday and today, I received hundreds of emails. Hundreds of emails full of fear and indignation. About the horrific events on New Year’s Eve in Cologne.

I have not heard you about those events. I find that very strange. After Paris last November, we now have Cologne. After the Islamic terror, the sexual jihad. But we do not hear you. Hello, Mr. Prime Minister? Are you still there?

The plague of sexual assaults, robberies and rapes of young women by Muslim migrant young men in Sweden has made it what some allege has become the rape capital of Europe. Then we have the sexual grooming practices of young British girls by South Asia Muslim émigrés in the UK. With a million Muslim refugees and migrants who broke the borderless Schengen system, they are seeking more than sanctuary and possible economic employment, opportunities. Rather it may result in establishing virtual no go areas emboldened by sexual terrorism ruled under Sharia Islamic law condoned by EU countries under READ ENTIRETY

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FINNISH POLICE HAD INTEL OF COLOGNE RAPE-JIHAD INTENDED FOR HELSINKI NEW YEARS EVE, STOPPED MUSLIM ASYLUM ATTACKERS IN TIME……

By KGS

January 7, 2016

The Tundra Tabloids

This is an update to a previous story.

So this was not just a random happening, it was organized in tandem with muslim operatives in Germany, and not only did German officials know about it in time (UPDATE: Finnish journalist contacts the TT and says not sure Germans warned the Finns), they passed information to Finnish officials who were able to act in time and prevent rapes, molestations and general robbery and thuggery by muslim settler males.

Cologne events were intended for Finland – police had intelligence information

JUHA-PEKKA TIKKA

1 hour and 10 minutes ago (updated 19 minutes ago) [Blog Editor: i.e. from the original Tundra post date]

Interior Minister confirms that asylum seekers on New Year’s Eve were apprehended for public harassment agitation.

Yle Radio 1’s interview with Interior Minister Petteri Orpo (Coalition Party) confirms that asylum seekers on New Year’s Eve in Kirkkonummi were apprehended, who would have incited a similar harassment as in Cologne, Germany.

According to the minister central criminal police had intelligence information.

– The police were informed that on New Year’s Eve there were planned criminal activities in Finland. Police worked fine proactively, the minister Orpo said.

– Great crowds can accommodate a few tending to cause confusion and to act inappropriately and illegally.

The police arrested six Iraqi men from the Aavaranta reception center on suspicion of the publicly prompting criminal activity. A few more suspects were added later. All were released on Saturday.

In Germany, up to a thousand men robbed and assaulted a number of women are sexually New Year’s Eve.

Petteri Orpo did not want to tell, what kind of READ ENTIRETY

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Syrian Immigrants Gang-Rape Two Underage German Girls on New Year’s Eve

By Jim Hoft

Jan 7th, 2016 11:00 am

Gateway Pundit

In 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany up to one million third world migrants.

Seventy percent of the migrants entering Europe were men.

German officials later admitted they were not able to fingerprint all of the new migrants flooding across the border.

On New Year’s Eve a horde of young Muslim men sexually assaulted and harassed hundreds of German women outside of Cologne’s busy main train station during public celebrations.

Now this…

Syrian immigrants gangraped two underage girl on New Year’s Eve in Weil am Rhein.

SWR Fernshen (translated) reported, via Vlad Tepes:

Germany: A group of young men, according to SWR information, has gang raped two under age girls on Silvester night [New Year’s Eve] in Weil am Rhein.

The State prosecution of the district Lörrach has not yet made an official statement pertaining to this incident.

The two girls, ages 14 and 15, were raped multiple times, according to information received by SWR.

Four suspects are remanded in custody. They are young men from Syria aged from 16 to 20 years old.

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MORE EUROPEAN CITIES report Muslim Sex Attacks on New Year’s Eve: ZURICH, HELSINKI UPDATE: Austria, too

By Pamela Geller

January 7, 2016

PamelaGeller.com – Atlas Shrugs

Photo: One of the victims of the Stuttgart attack. (Photo from Facebook).

The news of Muslim sex attacks is being censored, whitewashed, and covered up. In Germany, the attacks were coordinated — that was a New Year’s jihad-terror attack.

Security guards hired to patrol the city on New Year’s Eve told police there had been “widespread sexual harassment” at a central square where around 20,000 people had gathered for celebrations.

Zurich: ‘Dark Skinned’ Men Molested Six Women on New Year’s Eve.” AFP, January 17, 2015:

At least six women have reported Cologne-style sexual harassment and molestation while celebrating the New Year in Zurich, according to local news sources.

Although information from the Swiss city has been less detailed than what is now known about the rapes, sexual harassment, and theft in German city centres, the victims have apparently reported men who were “dark skinned” to be the perpetrators.

It is not yet known if the Zurich sexual assaults have been committed by recently arrived migrants, as is believed to be the case in Cologne, but the news of the epidemic of sexual attacks now seems widespread across Europe and not simply confined to Germany.

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LISTEN Pamela Geller on Sean Hannity Radio Show: Muslim Refugee Sex Attack Mobs on New Year’s Eve, Germany

By PAMELA GELLER

January 7, 2016

PamelaGeller.com – Atlas Shrugs

Check out my segment with Sean Hannity on his radio show today:

VIDEO: Pamela Geller on Sean Hannity Radio Show: Muslim Migrant Sex Attack Mobs on New Year’s Eve, Germany

 

The rapists and attackers were the very Muslim migrants who were just welcomed into Europe. This highlights the problem of the refugees: they come with Muslim values that include approval for the sexual use of infidel women against their will.

They taunted the German police, shouting, “I’m Syrian. You have to treat me kindly. Ms. Merkel invited me here.” They know German authorities don’t want to punish them, and so act brazenly.

And make no mistake: this is Merkel’s handiwork. She has sown the seeds for the destruction of her own country. There will be many, many more incidents like what happened in Cologne. If these mass attacks aren’t enough to compel Merkel to abandon her disastrous Muslim immigration plan, then Germany is doomed.

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Police in Germany covering up extent of sex crimes committed by Muslim migrants, claims Germany’s largest newspaper

By Pamela Geller

January 7, 2016

PamelaGeller.com – Atlas Shrugs

Police have apparently been ordered to cover up extent of crimes, so as not to fuel “right wing extremist debate” — in other words, so as not to aid those who refuse to submit to jihad and sharia.

The not-so-shocking claim comes as Germany registered over one million migrants in 2015, five times last year’s total. The media refused to cover for days. Even ABC and NBC turned a blind eye to a New Year’s Eve story of 1,000 Muslim savages who raped and robbed female passers-by outside Cologne’s main train station while throwing explosives at New Year’s Eve revelers.

Germany’s largest television station, ZDF, issued an apology Wednesday for not reporting on the New Year’s Eve sexual assault scandal in the city of Cologne, where more than 100 women were victims of a “civil war like” situation.

Police in Germany are covering up the extent of crime committed by migrants, claim Bild… as country is revealed to have taken in 1.1 MILLION people during 2015

Asylum seekers are being recruited as cheap drug dealers and traffickers as well as petty thieves, Bild newspaper claims

But police have apparently been ordered to cover up extent of crimes so as not to fuel ‘right wing extremist debate’

Shocking claim comes as Germany registered over one million migrants in 2015 – five times last year’s total

Germany has taken more refugees from the Middle East and Africa than any other EU state

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VIDEO: Ezra Levant Show: Muslim migrant rape and riot spree in Germany

 

Posted by Rebel Media

Published on Jan 5, 2016

Ezra Levant reports on the mass assaults that occurred in Germany on New Years Eve, carried out by Muslim refugees. Could the same thing happen in Canada?

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Is Obama bringing Europe’s Rape Jihad to America?

John R. Houk

© January 8, 2016

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Syrian Husband Offers Wife’s Rape for Passage to Europe

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1,000 Muslims rape, sexually assault women in Germany: Europe rape jihad

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Schlafly: Rape jihad shows ‘Germany is no longer German’

 

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THE MUSLIM WAR ON WOMEN COMES TO GERMANY

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Geert Wilders on New Year’s Eve Sexual Assaults in Cologne Germany by Arab and North African men

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FINNISH POLICE HAD INTEL OF COLOGNE RAPE-JIHAD INTENDED FOR HELSINKI NEW YEARS EVE, STOPPED MUSLIM ASYLUM ATTACKERS IN TIME……

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Syrian Immigrants Gang-Rape Two Underage German Girls on New Year’s Eve

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MORE EUROPEAN CITIES report Muslim Sex Attacks on New Year’s Eve: ZURICH, HELSINKI

LISTEN Pamela Geller on Sean Hannity Radio Show: Muslim Refugee Sex Attack Mobs on New Year’s Eve, Germany

Police in Germany covering up extent of sex crimes committed by Muslim migrants, claims Germany’s largest newspaper

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Every Patriot’s Resolve


Intro to ‘Every Patriot’s Resolve’

Edited by John R. Houk

Posted: 1/7/16

By Mark Alexander

During the two terms of George Washington’s Presidency there really no organized political parties as we see now in the present. There were Federalists that supported the passage and formation of the U.S. Constitution giving more political authority to a national government and the Anti-Federalists who believed the U.S. Constitution took on too much authority over the individual states that became the United States of America.

In a Mark Alexander post that I sense is a response to President Barack Hussein Obama’s usurpations exerting more authority over ‘We the People’ than even the Constitution intended with its Checks and Balances paradigm via Executive Orders (EO). Obama’s usage of Eos to by-pass Congress unconstitutionally has been a misuse of Executive power nearly from the beginning of the current President’s Administration now stretching to the end of his second term in Office. The most recent egregious EO as of this posting is the imposition of the President’s desire to control America’s guns way beyond the scope of the intentions of the Second Amendment.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (2nd Amendment – FindLaw.com)

Frankly much of the teary-eyed press conference on his gun control EO was something I could agree with when it comes individuals purchasing guns. BUT my concerns are the details on individuals that would limit law abiding citizens from protecting themselves according to the Second Amendment. Also Obama did not provide a lot of details on the sellers of guns especially as it pertains to Joe American selling or giving a gun to a family member or to the next door neighbor Bubba American.

I listened to Judge Napolitano on Fox News tell some rules pertaining to an individual who doesn’t have a gun business but sells a gun. And I read a Napolitano article at Townhall.com about the requirements from doctors who listen to their patients talk about a gun. From that article:

He has also decreed that any licensee who fails to perform a background check on the person to whom the licensee has transferred a gun shall be guilty of a felony. Give a BB gun to your nephew on his 16th birthday without a federal license and you can go to prison.

By requiring physicians to report conversations with their patients about guns to the DHS, the president will be encouraging them to invade the physician-patient privilege; and I suspect that most doctors will ignore him.

Under the Constitution, fundamental liberties (speech, a free press, worship, self-defense, travel and privacy, to name a few) are accorded the highest protection from governmental intrusion. One can only lose a fundamental right by READ ENTIRETY (Quote from page 2The Constitution, the President and Guns; By Judge Andrew Napolitano; Townhall.com; 1/7/16)

I am convinced there are more unconstitutional threats to the Obama EO that I haven’t been able to find – yet. I wonder if Obama intends to bury the EO details under Executive Privilege.

Here is Mark Alexander’s post that shows respect for the Constitution, Patriotism and if you pay attention you will realize the Founding Fathers’ intentions about the Federal government and religious faith.

JRH 1/7/16

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Every Patriot’s Resolve

Timeless Advice for 2016

 

By Mark Alexander

January 6, 2016

The Patriot Post

“Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.” –Benjamin Franklin (1772)

This past week, my family’s ancestral grandfather clock rang in its 266th new year. This early American instrument, which towers above our dining room table, was set into motion in 1750 by its maker, Benjamin Chandlee, the eldest son of the first immigrant in my maternal family line.

That same year, Benjamin also completed an almost identical clock for Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, a cavalry officer in George Washington’s revolutionary army, who bequeathed that clock to his son, Robert E. Lee. It now stands in the president’s house at Washington and Lee University. (In addition to being among the earliest and most respected American clockmakers, the Chandlees also produced George Washington’s surveying instruments.)

I mention this clock by way of making this point: Our New Year’s Eve celebration was not defined by celebrity fanfare in Times Square, but in the rich context of American history and the legacy of our family and Founders.

That legacy frames the mission of The Patriot Post’s advocacy for individual Liberty, the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and the promotion of free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. As my friend Cal Thomas says, “The Patriot Post interprets current issues in the conservative context of American history — the immutable context of American Liberty.”

Unlike the now-ubiquitous Internet publications and blogs, every word of analysis our Patriot editors have posted since our inception has been tempered by historical context. That distinguishes The Patriot Post from every other news, policy and opinion source on the Web, with the exception of our friends at The Heritage Foundation, who were instrumental in our launch 20 years ago. That is also why we have been on the Web longer than virtually any other publication.

Today, we are charging into 2016. As anticipated, this year began with yet another leftist assault on American Liberty and its most fundamental assurance, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Barack Obama’s faux tears when announcing his latest constitutional insult would not have passed even the worst B-movie standards.

Of course, Obama and his Socialist Democratic Party statists know that, in the words of James Madison, “[T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any.”

Those words ring truer today than ever — and it is precisely that “barrier against the enterprises of ambition” that leftists would most like to demolish.

And, as Madison’s Supreme Court appointee, Joseph Story, confirmed in his “Commentaries on the Constitution,” “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”

As we set about laying the foundation for real change in 2016, I’ve chosen some wise words of advice from a few of our Founders that best serve as a beacon to all American Patriots!

From George Washington: “Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. … Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds. A plain genteel dress is more admired and obtains more credit than lace and embroidery in the Eyes of the judicious and sensible. … Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks and adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. … Your love of Liberty – your respect for the laws – your habits of industry – and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness. … We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times. … The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. … Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind! … We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die.”

From Thomas Jefferson: “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. … It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition. … It is a happy circumstance in human affairs that evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other. … Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence.”

From Thomas Paine: “Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle, is a species of vice. … These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. … I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. … The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. … The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth. … What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.”

From Benjamin Franklin: “Have you something to do tomorrow; do it to-day. … Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed. Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself. … A Spoonful of Honey will catch more Flies than a Gallon of Vinegar. … Sloth, like Rust, consumes faster than Labour wears; while the used Key is always bright… Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of. … Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. … Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”

The foes of Liberty should take note of these words from the Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms (1775): “With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves.”

Patriots, in this presidential election year, I invoke this timeless wisdom from George Washington’s farewell address (1796): “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” Indeed, there are among even the ranks of Republican presidential contenders some pretenders. Caveat Emptor! The future of Liberty hinges on the ability and willingness of grassroots Patriots to distinguish between the genuine article and the false prophets.

Finally, a word from Ronald Reagan, the man who lifted me, when a young college student, from the liberal abyss, and called millions in my generation into reverence for the fundamentals of American Liberty: “Live each day to the fullest. Live each day with enthusiasm, optimism and hope. If you do, I am convinced that your contribution to this wonderful experiment we call America will be profound.”

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