Saturday, March 24, 2018

Post Headline Explains The Final Solution to Trump Derangement Not So Bad

Washington Post headline from last week on the number of people that find Trump so unacceptable and want to end it all. The pressure on them us huge, to believe democrats are found to be losers by the unwashed people is beyond the pale. Many have decided that life is no long a viable solution after being rejected from the national treasury by those people, who ever they are.

Truly, the options are limited, but by heading to Mexico to end the pain is one option. Sometime though, this ends for the better as the Post shows by their headline on page 36.

Batman Arrasted And Escorted From Gotham For Using Violence to Crime Fight.

The caped crusader ejected from city due to his use of violence.
And then the committee for tolerance, diversity and inclusion for citizens, told well known crime fighter, Mr. Batman, also known as the caped crusader, that he was being arrested for being too aggressive and insensitive to those that have found themselves on the wrong end, side of the law.

The committee chair continued, 'This committee has explained to you in the past on several other occasions that you have treated many individuals too harshly, even though these sad people are just victims of white superminis men, like your self, in our society and can not be tolerated.

How many times have we told you, you were out of line of our by-laws on violence and harsh action against fellow citizens.

And yet you have been accused of doing just that by several individuals that are current in jail for attempting to destroy Gotham's city hall and for that matter large enough to level most of the city, with a huge  semi-truck loaded with a fertilizer boom.

They explained to us upon a through investigation were the victims were formerly incarcerated, the allegation of brute force being used as a matter of routine against individuals, like them they said, that are just trying to make a living outside of the law.

Sadly we have to agree with that summation of the mistreated men of your disregard for sensitivity the feeling and needs others less fortunate. It has become obvious to us that you have not complied with even to the most rudimentary requests of our efforts to reign in your oblivious violent manner when crime fighting.

Therefore we no alternative but suspend our license to crime fight in our city in place of jail time, and because you have continue to crime fight with violence against our wishes not to do so, you therefore are denied access to the city for a period of no less then 1 year but not exceed more then 5 years. This will be determined by your cooperation to cease and desist from crime fighting.

Immaturity Is The Bane of Progress : A Weakness of Youth

'Immaturity is the bane of progress' and the failure of youth. 
The immature and feckless young have no limits as they are not here to talk sense. They none. It is about insufferable ignorance and the opportunity to hate others as a tool to make oneself seem significant and or credible even on the backs of murdered friends.

Of course that effort is alwsya a fools errand. But when it's sponsored by an organization like the democrat party, it becomes sinister and dangerous for everyone involved.

But know this, 'nothing sways the stupid and ignorant more then arguments they can't understand.'

Welcome to the real world of identity  progressive liberal politics.

Teens March on D.C. : democrats Funding And Registering Voters

Isn't there something wrong with this picture? When did a teenager ever think about anything other then short skirts and fast cars?

To believe most teenagers don't have a clue about guns and their function in our society. To believe they do is to believe that progressive democrats aren't involved in todays march on DC!

The democrat motto - 'never let a crisis go to waste' even if it means on the backs of murdered children.

They are funding it and organizing it as a means to register new voters. They are shameless and soulless.

Campus Republicans In Massachusetts : Growing And Effective

Interesting. The college senior that heads the Republican student organization in Massachusetts says he doesn't necessary do so, running the severe and probably dangerous gauntlet of protest and probably physical attacks, says it's just to do the right thing for students. 

But it appears that doing the right thing for all students, using common sense and the rule of law is a Republican thing. Right? Given most of the chaos and conflict that is part of campus life today is brought on by progressive socialist liberal democrats.

How This College Conservative Counters Liberal Intolerance on Massachusetts Campuses
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The leader of Republican groups at Massachusetts colleges says the position is rewarding because it allows him to support fellow students, such as the one who felt attacked by a professor who openly derided President Donald Trump.

The episode occurred last fall at Bridgewater State University, where Jason Ross is a senior. “It wasn’t a class I was in, it was actually a girl I know [and] a class she was in,” Ross, 22, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “The professor, he posted on Facebook, ‘F— Donald Trump and f— anyone who voted for Donald Trump, you are not welcome here.’” “And that Facebook [page] was something he would use to promote things for the class as well,” Ross added.

Ross, who is chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans, said his friend was reluctant to speak with the English professor who posted such statements. “She didn’t know how to approach it. I mean, it is her professor, it is someone who grades her papers, it is someone who determines if she graduates,” Ross said.

He offered to go to bat for his fellow student, Ross said. He set up a meeting with the president of Bridgewater State University, Fred Clark, to discuss the English professor, Garrett Nichols, and what his friend considered intimidating attacks on Trump and the president’s supporters.

Nichols made derogatory comments about Trump only on Facebook, Ross said, but “was also very divisive in class.” He said he was pleased when the university put Nichols on temporary leave as a result.

The Washington Times reported that Bridgewater State University released a statement saying:

''A member of our campus community made statements on his personal social media account that do not represent our institutional values of respect. The success of our students is paramount; we aspire to have all members of our campus community model civility for our students and for each other."

As state chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans for nearly a year, Ross oversees all 24 College Republicans chapters in the liberal state, encompassing about 2,000 students.
Ross previously was secretary for Massachusetts College Republicans and chairman of the Bridgewater State University chapter of the group, which he founded.

The college senior is among young Americans participating in the White House’s “Generation Next” conference for millennials, scheduled Thursday afternoon at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The gathering will focus on jobs, the opioid drug crisis, and free speech on campus, and include appearances by Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump.

 Millennials Conference to Address Economy, Free Speech, and Opioids

Ross is a political science major, with a concentration in public administration. “Political campaigns can be fun, and stressful, but my true passion is public service,” he told The Daily Signal. “As a proud Eagle Scout, I love helping people and the community, so I would ultimately love to be a town administrator.”

Ross is from West Bridgewater, a small farm town in Massachusetts. His father repairs trucks and sells truck parts, and his mother is a makeup artist. “My parents are both moderately conservative, but we very rarely discussed politics growing up, so I would say my parents did not influence my political beliefs,” Ross said.

“Philosophically, I would say they did shape me, by encouraging me to grow up as a Roman Catholic. And my dad always encouraged me to stay involved in Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts, and my journey to achieving Eagle Scout, I would say had the greatest impact shaping who I am today,” he said.

Ross is the first in his family to go to college, which he says should be a place that welcomes opposing or minority viewpoints. “Regardless of your political party … if someone is not welcome, or a certain type of group based simply on beliefs is not welcomed, I mean, that’s absurd.”

Even though his views don’t align with those of the school administration, Ross said, he credits it for decisiveness. “I’ve got to give it to the university president, Fred Clark. Obviously we don’t agree on many things, but what we do agree on is when action needs to be taken, action needs to be taken,” Ross said. “Discrimination against anyone is unacceptable, especially for … a college campus, where civil discourse and diversity of beliefs, thoughts, and ideologies should be accepted and welcomed.”

The Daily Signal requested comment from both Nichols and Clark, but did not receive a response by publication deadline.

This wasn’t the first time Ross met with the university president to discuss concerning comments made by professors. A professor in the political science department, the Republican student leader said, made remarks in class that were disrespectful of military veterans as well as Trump.

“He said derogatory things toward veterans,” Ross said. “I don’t remember the exact quotes, but he said something along the lines of, ‘They’re not the brightest bunch; anyone who votes for Donald Trump or a Republican, they’re not the brightest, they’re stupid.’”

Ross said the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans faced a big protest when it hosted an event with veterans on issues important to them and included the head of the Massachusetts chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “A lot of the students were outside protesting, putting Iraqi flags outside, like planting them in the ground,” Ross said. “This would be like Saddam Hussein-era Iraqi flags, it was just so disrespectful.”

His role as state chairman of College Republicans exposes him to the sort of personal attacks from the left that he seeks to defend other students from, Ross said:

''I have gotten a lot of negative feedback from people who do not even know me necessarily, which I think is always funny. I probably get four [Facebook] friend requests a day from people I don’t even know. And I’d say half of them are very left wing and they—not every day, occasionally—they will message me. And … it will be nasty stuff, just mean stuff.

Despite such pushback, the college senior sounds optimistic.

Massachusetts chapters of College Republicans have grown during his tenure, he said, expanding from roughly 10 active chapters and fewer than 1,000 members statewide to 24 active chapters and more than 2,000 members:

Under my leadership, we have also fundraised significantly more than ever before. Because of that, we have been able to produce chapter supplies such as posters, koozies, and stickers, all proudly produced locally in Massachusetts by a small business, which has effectively helped recruit more members and keep current members interested and proud to be part of the organization.

We’ve grown so much, and that’s what I want. I am not doing this for a Republican cause, I am doing this … for the people to just get involved and learn more.

Teenager A ISIS Believer : Attacks Fellow Students With A Knife

I don't know why FBI investigators should be any different then the average Joe in that it's the fear of retaliation from co-workers, command officials, ACLU  attorney types looking for any reason to attack.

It is about the power to destroy. To tear down and destroy is quick and easy. To do the right thing is difficult and time consuming. It requires courage as well knowing the consequences. Failure to do the job is accepted and forgiven as those officials that allowed the 17 students to be murdered.

As the saying goes, ''Hesitate and you are lost''. The advantage to solve the problem is gone, and so is the opportunity to do your job that in this case was to save lives.

But it's not about lives or understanding what you were hired and trained to do, it's about society we live in where it's more important to be seen as being cooperative and sensitive to the plight of those that might be disadvantaged. That people died because of that 'feel good' agenda is sad, but understandable and forgiven by the people that control the levers power and of the social media.

As Malkin so aptly points out in her article, nothing to see here, move along and hope for the best. After all it's only one person or 17 kids or 56 killed. It just can't be about the prevailing social media demands for empathy and sympathy for the insane. There has to be something else or someone else that's at fault.

FBI Political Correctness Allowed This Islamist Teenager to Carry Out Attack
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A sickening act of youth violence in Florida glinted across the news headlines last week, and then disappeared from view.  There will be no CNN town halls or student walkouts over the lost life and preventable tragedy, because there are no guns to blame. Only dropped balls.

As the exploiters of crisis know full well, bureaucratic screw-ups don’t make good fodder for partisan fundraisers and hipster T-shirts.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Palm Beach County police, 17-year-old Corey Johnson bought a knife last Sunday and brought it with him to a sleepover at longtime friend Kyle Bancroft’s house. At 4 a.m., he decided to kill Kyle’s mother, Elaine; his brother, Dane; and Dane’s friend, Jovanni Sierra Brand.

Corey repeatedly stabbed Jovanni in his bed and slit his throat. Then he attempted to murder Elaine as she approached the boys’ bedrooms in response to Jio’s last gasps. Dane rescued his mom and sustained 32 stab wounds. Both were hospitalized and survived. Jio was buried last Friday—less than a week after celebrating his 13th birthday at a pizza party attended by Corey.

The accused killer told police he “stabbed the victims because of his Muslim faith,” watched videos of “Muslim jihadists” on his cellphone, and “was reading the Quran from his phone just prior to the attack to give him courage to carry out his intentions.”

Perhaps he read the sword verses for inspiration? Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan quoted from them in his presentation to classmates and superiors at Walter Reed Medical Center: “I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah.”

Or maybe it was Surah 9:5: “Fight and slay the idolaters wherever ye find them and seize them, confine them, and lie in wait for them in every place of ambush.”

Corey’s brutal attack was no bolt out of the blue, no unexpected incidence of sudden jihad syndrome. Local school officials and police in Palm Beach County, along with federal and international law enforcement authorities, had encountered more red flags in their years of dealing with Corey than at a Communist May Day parade in Havana.

In middle school, Corey had reportedly stalked a student and sexually harassed her. She told school police. Nothing happened. He dabbled in white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and gay-bashing, and then immersed himself in radical Islam—rising at 5 a.m. daily to pray and revere the Syrian flag.

Corey’s online jihad agitation, physical abuse, and addiction to ISIS beheading videos prompted his sister in 2016 to confide in a school therapist, who contacted the local sheriff’s office.

Corey’s mom, the sister told school officials, was in denial. The sister so feared for her life she slept with a knife under her bed.

Law enforcement officers at the Jupiter Police Department and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office convened at Corey’s high school last January to investigate the self-radicalized teen’s contact with ISIS as he sought to join the terror group.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force became involved after European intelligence counterparts told them Corey had used Instagram to issue security threats to a Catholic high school in England. The threats “were so severe in nature,” local officials discovered, “that up to 100 students were removed from the school fearing some kind of attack.”

One of the messages threatened: “By Allah, we will kill every single Infidel student at this school.” Corey told FBI agents he “was supportive of known terrorist Anwar al Awlaki”—the spiritual patron of lone-wolf jihadists.

The FBI’s plan of action? Inaction. The agency watched and waited and wanly admonished Corey to knock it off because authorities “believed a redirection approach would be the most beneficial regarding his conduct.”

“Redirection” is akin to the alternative social justice strategies school officials and police used in Parkland, Florida, before 17 innocent students and teachers died at the hands of a teen shooter who was a walking neon sign for a mental health catastrophe.

No referrals, no charges, no records, no problems.

Except for the fact that Corey ignored the FBI and continued his Islamic instigation online. After nearly a year of foot-dragging, the FBI gathered enough evidence to bring federal charges against Corey for his social media terror threats.

According to records released by the Jupiter Police Department, local officials were told the charges would be brought in the summer of 2017. But on the early morning of the jihad stabbings at Palm Beach Gardens last week, the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office had yet to take action on a known radicalized threat who had menaced his family, his schoolmates, and innocents abroad.

It’s a familiar narrative for the FBI—from the Boston Marathon bombers to the Orlando nightclub shooter to the Fort Lauderdale airport jihadist to the San Bernardino terrorists. Family members, teachers, neighbors, and co-workers saw something and said something. Investigators investigated. But nobody did nuttin’ till it was too bloody late.

Nothing to see here; move along.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sanctuary Cities Hide Criminals : Citizens Are Captive Prey

Why should the Homeland Security secretary be horrified that sanctuary cities and states are pitting local police officials against the federal agents tasked to remove criminals from civil society?  All sanctuary cities are governed by progressive socialist liberal democrats. Progressive democrats are not law abiding people, but agents of a society that has different agenda and ideology from those established by the founding fathers 240 years ago. 

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness or justice are nonsense - all outdated and useless to form the greater good for all members of society that seek equality, inclusion and diversity. Happiness and liberty are found in having clear guidelines to follow that guarantee success.

The progressive liberal democrats have stated they want to ''fundamentally change'' America to more reflect Barrack's religious jihad idea of a socialist central authority that is all things to all people. What he meant here was a motto from central Europe in the 1920' and 30's, ''Each according to one needs and From each according to ones abilities''.

Barrack said he didn't like our Constitution as it was written in that it stated what the government can't do for you. He wants to change it so it states what the government can do for you. And sadly it appears that many Americans are on board with this idea.

For many citizens in our great country finds living on their collective knees wouldn't be all that bad as then they don't have to worry about making moral and ethical decisions. The progressive socialist liberal government bureaucrats will do that for them. A

ll that would be left is to be obedient and subservient for the greater good. Easy. Right?

Trump: Sanctuary State Places ‘Innocent Americans at the Mercy of Hardened Criminals’
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Mary Ann Mendoza was enraged that the illegal immigrant who killed her son—police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza—wasn’t deported for a crime committed in Colorado two decades earlier. Though she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama after her son’s death in 2014 expressing her concern, she found a more receptive voice Monday when participating in a roundtable discussion at the White House with President Donald Trump.

“This is actually a mass murder happening in the United States by illegal aliens killing American citizens,” Mendoza, who lives in Arizona, said Monday in a meeting that included Cabinet officials, members of Congress, and state and local law enforcement officials. “Over 63,000 Americans have been killed since 9/11 by illegal aliens,” Mendoza continued. “It’s a crime spree being left unchecked and these sanctuary state and city officials are putting American lives in harm every single day. We have become collateral damage to their personal agenda.”

Trump called out California, the first and only state to become a sanctuary state, making it illegal for local law enforcement to report illegal immigrants. “California put innocent Americans at the mercy of hardened criminals, hardened murderers in many cases,” Trump said Tuesday during the roundtable discussion.

The president noted that Democrats in Congress have opposed legislation to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities.  “Democrats’ priority is to protect criminals, not to do what’s right for our country,” Trump said. “My priority and the priority of my administration is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States.”

Sanctuary jurisdictions reject “detainer” requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by refusing to share information relating to potentially removable aliens. “Detainers” are used to request that a state or local law enforcement agency hold a criminal alien in local custody for up to 48 hours to allow ICE to take custody and initiate removal proceedings.

A bill to cut federal funds to sanctuary cities, sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., can’t overcome the 60-vote threshold in the Senate to pass. Toomey called this “frustrating.”

The Justice Department filed a legal action regarding three California laws that intentionally obstruct the enforcement of federal immigration law.  “Federal law is supreme law of the land,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during the White House roundtable event. “It was made clear by the Supreme Court the federal government has immigration responsibilities.”

The American Civil Liberties Union, a liberal legal group, has opposed any crackdown on sanctuary cities. In a February statement, the group said:

''The Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act perpetuates unconstitutional immigration detainer practices, and upends hundreds of community trust policies. Rather than taking a punitive approach to local law enforcement agencies that are working hard to balance their duties to uphold the Constitution and to keep their communities safe, the Senate should end DHS’s unconstitutional detainer practices, or fix the constitutional deficiencies by requiring judicial warrants for all detainer requests.

During the White House roundtable, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said the jurisdictions defying federal law “are not sanctuary cities, they are outlaw cities.” He added, “it’s past time for Congress to give the administration the tools it needs.”

During fiscal year 2017, which began in October 2016, Immigration and Customs Enforcement made more than 140,000 administrative arrests and affected more than 225,000 removals, according to the White House. During that time, 110,000 of those arrests came under Trump’s time in office. That’s compared to 77,806 arrested for fiscal year 2016.

Of those arrests, 81 percent were of convicted criminals, said ICE acting Director Thomas Homan, who pushed back against the notion that his agency was making indiscriminate arrests. He said there have been “no raids and no sweeps” and that arrests are targeted.

“We are told on one hand to focus our efforts on criminals. … but those same folks who want us to focus on criminals say don’t come into their county jail. It defies logic,” Homan said during the round table talk.  He added that criminals are aware of sanctuary cities.

“These policies are being used by criminal organizations in Mexico and Central America,” Homan said. “It’s a selling point to smuggle aliens to a sanctuary jurisdiction where even local law enforcement won’t cooperate with them, thereby bankrolling the very criminal organizations that smuggle these aliens.”

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she is “horrified” that local elected officials were “pitting” local law enforcement officers and federal immigration agents “against each other.”

John Bolton In At National Security Advisor : Go Along to Get along Is Over

With president Trump picking John Bolton to replace McMaster as National Security Advisor sends a signal to the enemies of the Untied States, as well as our friends, that the agenda has become more focused and aggressive, which actually reflects what Donald Trump had in mind from the beginning.

It's long past time that the United States takes it's roll as leader of the free world and as a member of the larger world community as an equal member, and not just a patsy for those that believe America is only here to provide money and markets for their convince.

As much as many Republicans and all democrats want to believe that things can return to what they have been in the past if only they can get rid of Donald Trump, being obedient, subservient and capitulate to the demands of others, just to get along, is over. Everything has changed.

The people are no longer willing to go along to get along. They proved that in 2016. It's time to actually believe that America is a great country and while standing on the shoulders of our great founders and our Constitution, believing courage and principle is still worth the effort.

John Bolton on North Korea, China, Syria, and Other National Security Threats
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America’s former ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, speaks exclusively to The Daily Signal about China, North Korea, and other threats to the U.S. He also assesses Nikki Haley’s tenure at the U.N. An edited transcript of the on-camera interview is below.

 Update, March 22: President Donald Trump announces that Bolton will replace Army Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, effective April 9.

Watch the video :

Rob Bluey: Your experience in foreign policy brings a unique perspective to a lot of the conversations that are taking place. One of the discussions at the Conservative Political Action Conference was specifically on the threats facing the United States. Can you share with us what you feel, in your perspective, are some of the greatest threats?

John Bolton: The most important strategic fact about the Trump administration is that it faces a range of threats across the entire spectrum. What happened is the country has inherited the consequences of a lot of [President Barack] Obama’s mistakes.

The bills are now coming due on the Trump administration’s watch on nuclear proliferation, the threat of North Korea, the failure of the Iran nuclear deal, the continuing threat of international terrorism, the strategic threats of Russia and China. There are a lot of them out there. They require different levels of attention and response.

The president basically is pursuing a Reaganite “peace through strength” foreign policy. A lot of people thought he might be outside the conservative mainstream; I don’t think that’s correct. You can agree or disagree with this or that policy, but I think he understands, and that’s why he’s proposed a significant increase in the military budget, just for starters.

Bluey: There was a lot to clean up in the wake of Obama’s eight years. Where do you see the administration as having, so far, some of the greatest achievements when it comes to foreign policy?

Bolton: Certainly things like acknowledging Jerusalem to the be capital of Israel. We’ve discovered after 70 years where the capital is, but the point of it is not simply that it rectifies a long-standing mistake in American policy; it shows that it rests on the real world. It shows when the president says something he follows through on it. This has global significance. The first politician to say he backs Jerusalem being the capital and then to do it. So it’s a big signal in the Middle East, but around the world.

The attack on the Syrian use of chemical weapons after classic Barack Obama saying it would be a red line if he saw chemical weapons activity—and not following through—the president follows through.

Taking a tough line on the Iran nuclear deal, taking a tough line on North Korea. We haven’t solved those problems yet, but I think simply saying to the world, “Barack Obama’s no longer president,” is a big step forward.

Bluey: What’s your message to CPAC attendees on China, another topic that you’ll be discussing?

Bolton: We need a much more comprehensive strategy on China. I think back to the Cold War concept of linkage. We have issues with China on trade, we have issues with them on their aggressive stance in the east South China Seas. Their relations with us are not going to get better unless we have improvement across the board with them, North Korea being another example.

China clearly has its own strategic plan. They think in long terms, they think comprehensively. We’re not so good at that in the United States. That’s one of the perils of democracy. We need a response. We have not had one for eight years under Obama, and I think you can see what the elements would be.

The president’s focused on the trade issue, China’s violations of its [World Trade Organization] commitments, its discrimination against foreign investment, its piracy of intellectual property from foreign investors and traders. But we need to move beyond the economic area; you need it across the board.

Bluey: You mentioned North Korea in the context of China. Obviously, with so much attention on the Olympic Winter Games and South Korea, and North Korea’s role sending Kim Jong Un’s sister, what do you make of all that has taken place in just the last couple of weeks?

Bolton: The entire North Korean involvement in the Olympics was a propaganda ploy. Marching as a joint team, they’ve done that three times before, so there is nothing new in the North Korean playbook, but they are outstanding propagandists.

That is why when Vice President [Mike] Pence went to South Korea for the opening ceremony, he had a very difficult assignment. He performed it well to try to blunt the North Korean propaganda initiative, but the purpose of it was to do, unfortunately, what it’s done, which is divert our attention from their continuing progress on their nuclear weapons and on their ballistic missiles.

We will have the closing ceremony; they’ve actually sent North Korea a general who has commanded North Korean attacks against South Korea. This is the real face of North Korea. Forget the lady cheerleaders, now we got the really cynical way to end their participation.

We’re back on the nuclear issue and we’ve got some hard decisions to make. Options are running out. Time is running out before North Korea gets the capability to hit targets in the United States. So our options are very, very limited, unfortunately.

Bluey: You served distinguishably as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley has received many compliments and praise for her leadership there. What advice do you have for her in that job?

Bolton: She’s doing a great job. She is a very effective spokesperson for the United State. I told her a couple months ago, I was up in New York, I was really envious of her, because she seemed to function without the supervision from the State Department. I wish I could have said the same.

It’s obviously something that gets a lot of attention around the world. She’s stayed close to President [Donald] Trump and reflects his views. In some of these areas like Iran, like North Korea, how it plays out in the U.N. has an effect on us, so you have to take it seriously whether you like it or not, it’s part of the real world we operate in.

Bluey: You’ve been coming to CPAC for a number of years. What do you think of the mood here this year in your interaction with the attendees?

Bolton: People are worried about the 2018 election and a lot is at stake in terms of control of House, control of the Senate, so that’s what this gathering of conservative activists really involves.

Talk about policy, talk about politics, and I think people have their eye on that election coming up this November.

Note: The headline and introduction of this report have been modified to reflect John Bolton’s appointment March 22 as national security adviser, effective April 9.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Teenager Stands For Common Sense : It's Not About The Gun

Values matter. A commitment to principles beyond self. Common sense and the rule of law, not gamesmanship for political advantage. What a novel ideas.

But the question that remains is why so many believe hollow rhetoric and easily grasped solutions will solve the problem? 

Of course, the fact that millions of dollars have been donated by the progressive socialists liberal democrats to use and abuse teenage grief of the deaths of their classmates by international players like George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, national figures like Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the march this weekend work.

The democratic national committee(DNC) is also involved organizing the march for supposed more gun control, but  in reality are willing participants in the teenage abuse as they are hitting the ground running to register voters for the November elections.

Do the democrats care about the deaths, murdered teenagers, maybe, but the bottom line is getting their power back from those the stole it from them in an election, and if they have to do it on the back of innocent teenager deaths, murdered teenagers, then that is actually what they will do and have done. 

I’m a High School Senior. We Can Make Schools Safer Without Curbing Gun Rights.

Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have shown support for increased restrictions on gun ownership, and the media has given these students massive amounts of attention. As an 18-year-old who supports the Second Amendment, I can’t help but notice that teens who share my beliefs are being largely ignored.

Almost all of the students featured on cable news networks do nothing but criticize the National Rifle Association and claim that anyone who does not support their cause doesn’t care about the victims of school shootings. The media coverage is not only biased but morally deficient, in that the large networks lie and insist they are politically neutral while propagandizing for one particular side.

All the media attention has brought about new gun control proposals in certain parts of the U.S. While some of these proposals may curb gun violence, most will curb gun rights.

The Florida Legislature recently passed a bill that, among other things, raises the minimum age at which it is legal to buy a firearm from 18 to 21. Considering that almost all school shootings are perpetrated by minors, most of whom obtain their guns illegally, it seems like this law doesn’t really address the issue it was created to fix.

If Florida’s new policy won’t help solve the school shooting problem, why do gun control advocates insist on stripping millions of teens like me of our constitutional right to bear arms? The unjustifiable targeting of young people’s rights aside, 18-year-olds in Florida now can be forced to fight for their country abroad with a gun while being unable to protect themselves with one at home. Maybe it’s just me, but that level of inconsistency should not be permitted in America.

Realistically, raising the minimum age at which it is legal to purchase a rifle, as Florida now has done, will not reduce the frequency of school shootings in any substantial way. Although I doubt that reality will stop political propagandists from pretending it will. For those of us who support the Constitution, Florida’s new law is just another example of liberal idealism limiting the rights of citizens, while also failing to accomplish its goal.

America should focus on enforcing the laws we already have and improving background checks for gun purchases. The United States already has multiple policies designed to prevent mentally unstable people from getting the chance to commit large acts of violence with firearms.

In fact, if the Obama administration hadn’t pressured school districts to lower their discipline rates to combat the “school-to-prison pipeline,” maybe the Parkland shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, wouldn’t have slipped through the cracks and the justice system would have prevented the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Regardless of past failures, everyone knows that determined shooters will find a way to get a gun. All the restrictions in the world won’t stop a deranged teenager from taking a parent’s rifle and trying to murder his classmates.

We should evaluate the merits of placing more law enforcement officers inside public schools in protection of our most precious asset, American children. Having at least one cop inside every school would mean that no school is a sitting duck, waiting to be eviscerated by a lunatic.

My school, Hickory Grove Christian School, has armed police officers on campus at all times, among other safety measures. Students feel a great sense of safety knowing that anyone who wishes to harm them will be met by trained personnel.

The argument over armed guards on school grounds ultimately will be decided by state and federal politicians. Will they decide that protecting our nation’s students is worth re-allocating money from other government programs? I hope so.

As a nation, we should not let the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School die in vain. We need to stop with the rhetoric that more gun control laws will make any notable difference when it comes to preventing school shootings.

A study published by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that France and Belgium, countries with much stricter gun control than the U.S., have a higher death rate per capita as a result of mass shootings than America does.

So if gun control doesn’t prevent the kind of tragedy that occurred in Florida, why is that what so many people are fighting for? Change is needed, but that does not mean we have to strip law-abiding citizens of their rights.

America ought to institute, by law, background checks that have measurable results and state budgets that will provide law enforcement protection for all students.

Let us defend our children and our rights at the same time. Instead of driving an intellectually dishonest and corrosive wedge between an already divided American public, we should take meaningful action and protect our students.

Mass Shootings is Caused by Moral Decay : Not Guns

Walter Williams is on point here. Moral decay is and always has been one of the major reasons for the failure of a civil society. History is riff with examples, and the most notable was the fall of the Roman empire. 

It is the indifference and the capitulation to allow others to do the heavy lifting on a daily basis when in reality it is everyone's duty to take a stand and deliver.

Take note , if we ignore the lessons of history we are doomed to repeat them. And I know many say we have safe guards against our people become complacent and indifferent to the operation of our government no matter how outrageous their actions.

But believe, what we are witnessing right now with many in our congress that have been elected to defend the very soul of our way of life have shown they have no will or principle to do what they say they will do. 

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings
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One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre.

Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks—in a word, to make gun purchases more difficult. That’s a vision that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability.

The vision that sees “easy” availability as the problem ignores the fact of U.S. history that guns were far more available yesteryear. With truly easy gun availability, there was nowhere near the gun mayhem and murder that we see today.

I’m tempted to ask those who believe that guns are today’s problem whether they think that guns were nicer yesteryear.

What about the calls for bans on the AR-15 so-called assault rifle? It turns out that, according to 2016 FBI statistics, rifles accounted for 368 of the 17,250 homicides in the U.S. that year. That means restrictions on the purchase of rifles would do little or nothing for the homicide rate.

Leaders of the gun control movement know this. Their calls for more restrictive gun laws are part of a larger strategy to outlaw gun ownership.

Gun ownership is not our problem. Our problem is a widespread decline in moral values that has nothing to do with guns. That decline includes disrespect for those in authority, disrespect for oneself, little accountability for anti-social behavior, and a scuttling of religious teachings that reinforced moral values.

Let’s examine elements of this decline.

If any of our great-grandparents or even grandparents who passed away before 1960 were to return, they would not believe the kind of personal behavior all too common today. They wouldn’t believe that youngsters could get away with cursing and assaulting teachers. They wouldn’t believe that some school districts, such as Philadelphia’s, employ more than 400 school police officers.

During my primary and secondary schooling, from 1942 to 1954, the only time one saw a policeman in school was during an assembly period where we had to listen to a boring lecture on safety. Our ancestors also wouldn’t believe that we’re now debating whether teachers should be armed.

There are other forms of behavior that would have been deemed grossly immoral yesteryear. There are companies such as National Debt Relief, CuraDebt, and LendingTree, which advertise that they will help you to avoid paying all the money you owe. So after you and a seller agree to terms of a sale, if you fail to live up to your half of the bargain, there are companies that will assist you in ripping off the seller.

There are companies that counsel senior citizens on how to shelter their assets from nursing home care costs. For example, a surviving spouse may own a completely paid-for home that’s worth $500,000. The costs of nursing home care might run $50,000 a year.

By selling her house, she could pay the nursing home costs, but her children wouldn’t inherit the house. There are firms that come in to shelter her assets so that she can bequeath her home to her heirs and leave taxpayers to foot the nursing home bill.

In my book, that’s immoral, but it is so common that most of us give it no thought.

There is one moral failing that is devastating to the future of our nation. That failing, which has wide acceptance by the American people, is the idea that Congress has the authority to forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another American. That is nothing less than legalized theft and accounts for roughly three-quarters of federal spending.

For the Christians among us, we should consider that when God gave Moses the commandment “Thou shalt not steal,” he probably didn’t mean thou shalt not steal unless you get a majority vote in the Congress.