Sorry… had to be done!
Sorry… had to be done!
Leftists are in full meltdown over the announcement Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down from the Supreme Court July 31. This action provides President Trump an opportunity to nominate yet another Constitutionalist like Neil Gorsuch to the court. Should Trump serve two full terms, it is likely he will nominate the replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well.
The enemies of our Constitutional system are in abject terror over the possibility, now increased, the Court will undo decades of judicial activism. Unable to enact their agenda through the ballot box, the Left sought to impose it instead by abusive judicial fiat. But just as unconstitutional executive orders by Obama could be undone by corrective orders from Trump, the shredding of the Constitution can be reversed by a Supreme Court made up of Justices who respect it. The impact of these nominations on the next 20 to 30 years cannot be overstated. It’s vital to elect America First Constitutionalists (sadly, only a subset of the GOP) this fall, and ensure Trump’s reelection in 2020. Things are going well for patriots lately, but as Glenn Reynolds frequently channels Han Solo, “don’t get cocky, kid.”
On other fronts:
-The Supreme Court, even with Justice Kennedy still on it, has issued a couple of key rulings, freeing pro-life crisis pregnancy centers from being forced to provide information on how to obtain an abortion, and denying unions the ability to force payments from non-members (which usually ends up in liberal political campaigns).
– The reputation of the FBI is hardly helped when Peter Strzok answers a Congressional subpoena to testify in a classified forum, but reportedly refuses to answer the most germane questions by claiming “it’s classified” or declining to answer “on advice of counsel.” What are the FBI’s lawyers encouraging him to continue hiding?
– A former Hillary 2016 Campaign officer has been indicted for soliciting sexual access to children as young as two years old. And from the “you can’t make this up” files, he was also chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict charity. As they say, fishermen go where the fish are.
– Without Obama propping them up with pallets of cash, the Iranian regime is suddenly experiencing a popular backlash again. The previous administration’s failure to support Iranian dissidents was inexcusable. Worth noting: “Q” indicated a week ago Iran was about to get interesting again… another tick of credibility for those keeping score.
– The GOP seems to have a few more members with spines lately, as the latest attempt to pass an amnesty for illegal immigrants has been soundly defeated. Eternal vigilance is required on this issue, however.
Keep praying hard! If God can resurrect His Son or an army of dry bones, He can certainly revive our nation! Let’s seek daily to have our nation bless Him, that He may show favor to us even at this late hour.
Liberals are hyperventilating because Trump today advocated simply returning border jumpers to their home country without letting them clog up our judicial system in the process:
“But… but… due process!” Trump’s opponents shout. Here’s the thing: if we’re not going to execute, incarcerate or fine them, exactly what are they “due?” If caught in the act of crossing our border, what is there to “process?” I’ve seen people online quoting the Supreme Court ruling that “the Due Process Clause applies to all persons within the United States, including aliens, whether their presence is lawful, unlawful, temporary, or permanent” Zadvydas v. Davis (2001). Okay — the Fifth Amendment specifically says no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” I fail to see how immediate return of lawbreaking border jumpers to their country of origin runs afoul of that provision. Detention while awaiting swift deportation is not the same thing as incarceration. No matter how much Democrats want to treat them as citizens, illegal immigrants aren’t. Because we believe in the sanctity of God’s creations, we don’t simply shoot on sight.* Nor do we deprive those in our custody of food, water and shelter. But beyond that, America owes them nothing. No day in court. No welfare subsidies. Especially no drivers license or voter I.D. card. Nothing. I’d even be in favor of making them pay the cost of their “return to sender” transportation (although that admittedly would likely require more “process” than it’s worth). After all, many of them seem able to come up with money to pay “coyotes” to smuggle them here, so why shouldn’t we get a cut of that for our troubles? As for repeat offenders, I’ve addressed that before.
The President is correct: our current system is a mockery. It encourages foreigners to try their luck to see if they can break into America, and there are few real penalties for failure and repeated attempts. Various well-funded organizations actively abet those who come here in defiance of our laws. In the process, they have called into question the process of requesting asylum, since that claim is now greatly abused. Exhausting Americans’ potential sympathy for those truly needing refuge from persecution is hardly “compassionate,” liberals. We are a generous people, but there are limits to everything when one realizes others are taking advantage of their good nature.
No matter how much leftists muddy the waters with emotion, this is a simple issue. Either we are a sovereign nation, or we aren’t. Either we get to decide who comes to live among us, or we don’t. Either the people are in charge, or unaccountable globalist elites rule our land.
Which is it?
Or, “why the accusation of #fakenews resonates so strongly:
2. Oct. 1, 2016:
The New York Times and other media widely suggested or implied that Trump had not paid income taxes for 18 years. Later, tax return pages leaked to MSNBC ultimately showed that Trump actually paid a higher rate than Democrats Bernie Sanders and President Obama.
19. June 6, 2017:
CNN’s Gloria Borger, Eric Lichtblau, Jake Tapper and Brian Rokus; and ABC’s Justin Fishel and Jonathan Karl reported that Comey was going to refute Donald Trump’s claim that Comey told Trump three times he was not under investigation. Instead, Comey did the opposite and confirmed Trump’s claim.
22. June 22, 2017:
CNN’s Thomas Frank reported that Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.” The report was later retracted. Frank and two other CNN employees resigned in the fallout.
23. December 2, 2017:
ABC News’ Brian Ross reported that former Trump official Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was going to testify that candidate Trump had directed him to contact “the Russians.” Even though such contact would not be in of itself a violation of law, the news was treated as an explosive indictment of Trump in the Russia collusion narrative, and the stock market fell on the news. ABC later corrected the report to reflect that Trump had already been elected when he reportedly asked Flynn to contact the Russians about working together to fight ISIS and other issues. Ross was suspended.
47. May 16, 2018:
The New York Times’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis, AP, CNN’s Oliver Darcy and others excerpted a Trump comment as if he had referred to immigrants or illegal immigrants generally as “animals.” Most outlets corrected their reports later to note that Trump had specifically referred to members of the murderous criminal gang MS-13.
Read the entire list here. And take note of the fact every one of these ‘mistakes’ make Trump look worse than he is. Fifty such examples seem to suggest this is no accident. Or, as Glenn Reynolds likes to point out about the corporate media, “Assume they are Democratic operatives with bylines, and it all makes sense.” Propagandists know “a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on.” That is why “fake news” is one of the most important issues of the day.
“How dare we separate families when they cross the border! Taking children from their families is reprehensible!”
But we separate criminal parents from their children every day — and always have. That’s the problem: the Left simply refuses to see breaking our nation’s immigration laws as a crime. But it is, by definition.
And let’s not forget the same Democratic party that wants our country to take in anyone looking for a “better life” had no qualms about taking Elian Gonzalez away from his relatives at gunpoint in order to send him back to Fidel Castro’s Cuba! Why was he not worthy of being an American “dreamer?”
In short, Democrats, shut the hell up.
The Musketeer’s Mom and I had the chance this week to see Third Day on their Farewell Tour. It’s hard to believe their first CD came out right about the time we were married. For two and a half decades they’ve written some truly inspirational, uplifting and encouraging music. The concert did not disappoint: three and a half hours reviewing all the favorites! Enjoy this compilation from just one of their CDs: Offerings – A Worship Album.