Source: Free Republic
Source: Free Republic
Dear Republican Establishment:
I’m going to give you the Readers Digest version of why Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are leading in the Republican Primary.
In 2008, John McCain, a sitting Senator and a war hero, was running against the first African-American presidential candidate. Perhaps, the Republican party should have considered their own non-white candidate to appease a nation who thought skin color was more important than the proven character and experience of an “old white guy”.
Although I still believe McCain could have won, if not for the collapse of the Lehman Brothers and the fallout that followed, nonetheless, the Republicans failed to win this election.
In 2012, the Republicans nominated Mitt Romney. With millions of people protesting the Obama Healthcare Tax being shoved down our throats, the Republican Establishment picks the one guy who had already implemented this law in his own state. Would Romney fight the forced healthcare act that was the hot button issue in 2012, after all, he was the Daddy of it? Instead of fighting Obama and Obamacare, Romney became an apologist. He would attack Obama on his policy, get criticized in the papers and the next day he would be a blubbering idiot apologizing for offending Obama. All he did was offend the American people.
The Republican supporters refused to elect weak-kneed Romney, giving Obama the easy win. What the voters did do, however, was give the Republican the majority in the House and Senate. The People felt that in this position, the Republicans could stop Obama and his socialist agenda. Brilliant strategy that did not happen because the Republicans had the power, but they refuse to use it.
Family Security Matters
A series of recent disturbing news reports have focused on an alleged illegal alien, Artur Samarin, a citizen of the Ukraine who reportedly entered the United States with a non-immigrant visa. He apparently decided that rather than return to his native country, as required under the terms of his lawful admission into the United States, he would create a fictitious identity in the name of Asher Potts and then enroll in a high school in Harrisburg, PA in the fall of 2012 where he subsequently studied for four years.
His assumed identity also included a false date of birth that made him appear to be years younger than he actually is.
Let me begin by saying that I personally know nothing about Artur Samarin. The only information I have to go by is the information that has been provided in news accounts. When I was a federal agent I found that sometimes news reports about investigations I was involved in were as likely to be accurate as they were likely to be inaccurate.
That said, the reports about Samarin’s case are important to consider because, as you will see, they involve a case that points out failures of the immigration system that have been the norm rather than the exception and these failures may have significant national security and public safety implications.
By: Renee Nal
Below is a painstakingly detailed timeline surrounding the events and the people involved in the gun-walking program which leaves this author with absolutely no doubt that the purpose of the Operation was to justify a so-called “assault weapons ban.”
In the wake of the revelation that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was in possession of a .50-caliber rifle (that can “take down a helicopter“), a reminder is in order about the TRUE nature of Operation Fast and Furious.
This is re-printed from Broadside News.
I cannot begin to think of how the risk of letting guns fall into the hands of known criminals could possibly advance any legitimate law enforcement interest. – ATF agent John Dodson
“These guns went to ruthless criminals.” – Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico
“I’m not going to comment on the current investigation…As soon as the investigation is complete, appropriate action will be taken.” – President Obama
In the wake of a court order demanding that the Department of Justice release documents previously withheld regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal to Judicial Watch by Oct. 22, Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation is suspiciously-timed, to say the least.
While ABC news reported that Holder “has been discussing his plans with President Obama for months,” it is somewhat revealing that a potential replacement has not yet been announced, adding to speculation that Holder is high-tailing it out of the Obama Administration before damning information is revealed.
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said,
The president will make the case that the work of the attorney general is so important that the United States Senate should act promptly and in bipartisan fashion to confirm his nominee…
It will not be difficult to push through a new nominee, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took away the voice of the minority in the Senate in November when he flip-flopped from his 2005 position on the “nuclear option” (Reid previously said that invoking the nuclear option would “ruin our country.”)
Eric Holder, who has been with the Justice Department for 26 years, is the only attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.
For those who have not paid much attention to Operation Fast and Furious, a tutorial is in order. It should be noted that without the vigilance of the New Media, there is little doubt that Americans would never have been informed of this scandal, like so many others under President Obama. In fact, without the diligent work of National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea, it is likely that the scandal would never have received Congressional attention.
The ill-conceived Operation Fast and Furious – conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – resulted in the loss of about 2,000 guns that ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. One of those guns was used to kill border patrol agent Brian Terry, Immigration and Customs agent Jaime Zapata (from yet another gunwalking operation), and gravely wounding his partner Victor Avila. Former Mexican attorney general Victor Humberto Benítez Treviño estimated that 300 Mexicans were killed by these weapons in 2011, and certainly many more since, such as here, here and here.
It is still unknown who authorized Operation Fast and Furious.
Twin Falls, Idaho, looks like it’s well on its way to becoming a culturally diverse population, whether current residents like it or not.
The community is to receive approximately 300 Syrian refugees over the next three years beginning Oct.1.
However, those numbers could be much larger across the state and include refugees from not only Syria, but Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo and perhaps Somalia.
News of the increased number of refugees surfaced after a recent conference held at Boise State University for community leaders and other “stakeholders.”
The number of refugees mentioned at the conference was a total of “about 2,000 over the next one to three years, with 70 percent going to Boise and 30 percent in the Twin Falls area,” according to reports.
However, screening Syrians is proving to be a difficult task “due to the ongoing civil war there between warring Islamic factions.”
To make matters even worse, Michael Steinbach, FBI deputy assistant director of counter-terrorism, says it’s “virtually impossible to screen refugees from a ‘failed state’ like Syria, where the U.S. does not have boots on the ground and does not have access to reliable police or intelligence records.”
While refugees have been entering Idaho since 1995, Hadian said the “continued influx of Muslim immigrants, if not tempered soon, will have disastrous results for America.”
“Most of the Christian charities that help resettle refugees… do not share the gospel with Muslims or consider this a part of their work,” he said.
Hadian believes the best way for churches to interact with Muslims is to provide a clear message of the gospel along with aid.
Hadian’s concern is real, as dozens of Somali refugees in Minnesota left the country to fight for terrorist organizations and others have been convicted of providing support to terrorists overseas.
In another instance in Utah, a Muslim refugee from Uzbekistan was indicted on terrorism charges for allegedly teaching other Muslim refugees to build bombs that would “target public transportation and military bases.”
With such reports, it’s easy to see why there should be concern for bringing such a large number of refugees into the country.
Kentucky Judge Olu Stevens gave two armed robbers and home invaders a light sentence because he felt their three year-old baby victim was being racist for fearing black people after the attack.
Judge Stevens went off on the family in court.
Via Right Wing News:
The American Thinker reported:
Soon after the robbery, the little girl told her mother that she was afraid of black people. And the mother told the judge in her victim’s statement.
Judge Stevens did not care for that.
Like justice coming down like rain, Judge Stevens poured his righteous indignation down on them. The family, that is. Not the criminals. All on video.
“There’s a victim impact statement here that bothers me, to be honest with you,” said Judge Stevens. “I assume the victims in this case are white?” he asked the prosecutor, who was hoping for a 20-year sentence for the miscreant. (The gun-toting home invader, not the infantile racist.)
“It troubles me greatly,” said the judge, as he read the mother’s account of how this robbery has traumatized her child. Again, just for the sake of clarity, the judge was not troubled at the trauma the little girl experienced, he was troubled at the trauma he was experiencing that anyone would could be aware that black crime and violence in Louisville is wildly out of proportion.
The mother and child’s reaction was similar to what the Reverend Jesse Jackson said about black crime: “There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
“Really?” Judge Stevens asked after reading the mother’s account of her daughter’s fear of black men following the robbery.
“I want to make that part of the record, I am offended by that,” said the judge.
And just in case anyone did not get the message the first several times, the judge took it to a new level: “I am deeply offended by that.”
He blamed the child’s racism on the parents for “fostering” it. And all of sudden the victims of the racial violence were now the perpetrators.
And the perpetrators? They were the victims.
The judge then faced the one remaining home invader that was left to be sentenced and told him he believed he could be redeemed through the saving power of probation. Not prison.