Political Cartoon: California Fires, Forest Management Choices and Consequences

Political Cartoon:

California Fires, Forest Management Choices and Consequences

Fuel for Thought

Governor Jerry Brown would like to shift blame from faulty looney left-wing forest management policies to blaming global warming. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

More A.F. Branco cartoons at Constitution.com here.

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Political Cartoon: More Democratic Party Election Fraud

Political Cartoon:

More Democratic Party Election Fraud

UPDATE: REPORT: Dirty Election Official to Get Bad News

A judge has found wrongdoing by the election supervisor in Broward County Florida and reports continue to surface about the suspicious actions of her office. According to reports, this will lead to her being removed from office as the recount battle continues in Florida.

According to The Daily Wire:

After a judge found her to have violated Florida elections law and amid reports of more highly suspicious actions by her office, the supervisor of elections for Broward County, Brenda Snipes, is expected to be “forced from office” by either Gov. Rick Scott or governor-elect Ron DeSantis, Politico reports.

“Counting unlawful votes. Destroying ballots. Sunshine Law violations. Busted deadlines,” Politico’s Marc Caputo writes. “So many controversies have bedeviled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes — culminating in her office’s troubles in the aftermath of Florida’s chaotic 2018 elections — that her days in office are now numbered, insiders and lawmakers say.”

Democrats call for “every vote to be counted” is nothing but a dog whistle for We need to find more votes no matter how. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

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Critical Thinking: Nationalist Definition vs. Media Bias News

Critical Thinking:

Nationalist Definition vs. Media Bias News

Donald Trump Defies Media: ‘Call Me a Nationalist if You’d Like’

President Donald Trump defied the establishment media’s negative coverage of his acceptance of the term “nationalist” to describe his political beliefs.

The president made his remarks on Tuesday at the White House State Leadership Day for leaders of California, Alaska, and Hawaii after highlighting his new and renegotiated trade deals.

“Call me a nationalist if you’d like,” he said. “But I don’t want companies leaving. I don’t want them firing all their people, going to another country, making a product, sending it into our country, tax-free, no charge, no tariff.”

Trump commented on the issue after he declared himself a “nationalist” when it comes to fighting for the United States of America first, rather than focusing its resources on the rest of the world.

“It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist,” he said during a political rally in Texas. “And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist.”

 

Trump Defies Media: ‘Call Me a Nationalist if You’d Like’ 

 

Christian News: Pledge of Allegiance, In God We Trust restored; Homeschooling Victory

Christian News:

Pledge of Allegiance, In God We Trust restored; Homeschooling Victory

Parents’ pressure brings Pledge of Allegiance  back to school

November 2018 – Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School cut the Pledge of Allegiance from students’ daily routine. NCS president Lara Zelski claimed that abandoning the Pledge promoted “connectedness” among students.

However, the change was not a welcome one among parents in the community, and many voiced their concern to school officials, causing leadership to reevaluate the decision and eventually bring the Pledge back.

“It’s just fascinating,” culture analyst Janice Crouse observed, “to see how important it is – particularly for children – to have things that are routine rituals that they go through every day. And among these things is the Pledge of Allegiance.”

After the Pledge was taken out of the daily routine, parents spoke up and claimed the change was disrespectful to the nation and its history. Crouse agreed, also highlighting this as an example of how vociferous parents can exact change.

“I think parents can learn from this that they need to speak out, and they do need to know what’s going on so that they can speak out,” said Crouse, author of Children at Risk.

onenewsnow.com, 8/24/18

Alabama allows national motto, In God We Trust in schools

November 2018 – Alabama public schools now have the option to display the national motto in classrooms statewide. On July 1, Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed the legislation originally proposed by State Representative David Standridge (R-District 34).

Found on U.S. currency and posted in many government buildings, “In God We Trust” has been the national motto of the United States since 1956. This legislation did not make the display of the motto mandatory, but simply provides educators freedom to display the motto. (See AFA Journal, 10/18.)

Homeschooling victory: Homeschoolers get unlawful ‘rules’ overturned

November 2018 – New Mexico homeschoolers were surprised in July when they went online to the state’s Public Education Department to sign a required notice of intent to homeschool; they found an additional 11 “rules” to sign. Home School Legal Defense Association said the 11 new rules were not required by state law, and suggested that homeschoolers ignore them.

Families who followed that advice later had their notice of intent forms rejected. Homeschool families protested outside the Public Education Department in Santa Fe on August 15, and HSLDA sent a letter to PED.

“Because of our stance there and the attention it received, the Public Education Department relented and did begin [approving intent forms for] homeschool parents who had submitted notices,” said HSLDA attorney Thomas Schmidt.

State legislators are also taking up the issue with PED.

onenewsnow.com, 8/24/18

Indiana law restricts sex ed

November 2018 – As of July 1, Indiana Public Law 154 mandates that at least two written requests for parental consent must be issued before any type of human sexuality education takes place. Parents must give written permission for students to opt in to instruction. If no forms are returned, Indiana students should never be exposed to the school’s sex ed instruction.

Indiana PL 154 also gives parents the right to review curriculum content and request alternative academic instruction. Liberty Counsel, AFA of Indiana, and Indiana’s Advance America offer parents a downloadable non-consent form for PL 154 at advanceamerica.com.

The Republican National Committee passed a similar resolution during its summer meeting in Austin, Texas. The resolution supports parental rights to opt in to such instruction, rather than having to opt out.

lc.org, 7/17/17, 7/24/18; advanceamerica.com, 6/26/18;
truthinamericaneducation.com, 7/30/18

Town reverses church restriction

November 2018 – After renovating a rented property in Monroe, North Carolina, a church was prevented from occupying the space because of zoning restrictions. However, museums, libraries, and other nonprofits were allowed in the same area.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit on behalf of the church. In August, city officials voted to amend the zoning code to remove the restrictions.

ADF senior counsel Erik Stanley said, “The city has done the right thing … so that all religious congregations will benefit.”

adfmedia.org, 8/23/18

Political Cartoon: Democrat Blue Wave and Florida Election Fraud

Political Cartoon:

Democrat Blue Wave and Florida Election Fraud

Brace for Impact

Funny how recounts and last minute ballot discoveries always seem to benefit the Democrats. This isn’t the first time there have been election shenanigans by Brenda Snipes in Broward Co Florida. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

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Political Cartoon: White House Press Corps vs. Left Wing News

Political Cartoon:

White House Press Corps vs. Left Wing News

Radical left winger Jim Acosta of CNN loses his press hard pass to the White House over his abrasive unruly behavior at President Trumps press Conference. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

Ann Coulter: Birthright Citizenship History vs. Media Bias News

Ann Coulter:

Birthright Citizenship History vs. Media Bias News

It’s often said that journalism is the first draft of history. As we now we see, fake news is the first draft of fake history.

 The True History of Millstone Babies

The all-star panels rush to Wikipedia, so they can pretend to be experts on things they knew nothing about an hour earlier.

Such is the case today with “anchor babies” and “birthright citizenship.” People who know zilch about the history of the 14th Amendment are pontificating magnificently and completely falsely on the issue du jour.

If you’d like to be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by knowing the truth about the 14th Amendment, this is the column for you!

Of course the president can end the citizenship of “anchor babies” by executive order — for the simple reason that no Supreme Court or U.S. Congress has ever conferred such a right.

It’s just something everyone believes to be true.

How could anyone — even a not-very-bright person — imagine that granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens is actually in our Constitution?

The first question would be: Why would they do that? It’s like being accused of robbing a homeless person. WHY WOULD I?

The Supreme Court has stated — repeatedly! — that the “main object” of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment “was to settle the question … as to the citizenship of free Negroes,” making them “citizens of the United States and of the state in which they reside.”

Democrats, the entire media and House Speaker Paul Ryan seem to have forgotten the Civil War. They believe that, immediately after a war that ended slavery, Americans rose up as one and demanded that the children of illegals be granted citizenship!

You know what’s really bothering me? If someone comes into the country illegally and has a kid, that kid should be an American citizen!

YOU MEAN THAT’S NOT ALREADY IN THE CONSTITUTION?

Give me a scenario — just one scenario — where the post-Civil War amendments would be intended to grant citizenship to the kids of Chinese ladies flying to birthing hospitals in California, or pregnant Latin Americans sneaking across the border in the back of flatbed trucks.

You can make it up. It doesn’t have to be a true scenario. Any scenario!

As the court has explained again and again and again:

“(N)o one can fail to be impressed with the one pervading purpose found in (the 13th, 14th and 15th) amendments, lying at the foundation of each, and without which none of them would have been even suggested; we mean the freedom of the slave race, the security and firm establishment of that freedom, and the protection of the newly made freeman and citizen from the oppressions of those who had formerly exercised unlimited dominion over him.”

That’s why the amendment refers to people who are “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States “and of the state wherein they reside.” For generations, African-Americans were domiciled in this country. The only reason they weren’t citizens was because of slavery, which the country had just fought a civil war to end.

The 14th Amendment fixed that.

Squanto and the miracle of Thanksgiving

The amendment didn’t even make Indians citizens. Why? Because it was about freed slaves. Sixteen years after the 14th Amendment was ratified, the Supreme Court held that an American Indian, John Elk, was not a citizen, despite having been born here.

Instead, Congress had to pass a separate law making Indians citizens, which it did, more than half a century after the adoption of the 14th Amendment. (It’s easy to miss — the law is titled: “THE INDIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT OF 1924.”) Why would such a law be necessary if simply being born in the U.S. was enough to confer citizenship?

Even today, the children of diplomats and foreign ministers are not granted citizenship on the basis of being born here.

President Trump, unlike his critics, honors black history by recognizing that the whole purpose of the Civil War amendments was to guarantee the rights of freed slaves.

But the left has always been bored with black people. If they start gassing on about “civil rights,” you can be sure it will be about transgenders, the abortion ladies or illegal aliens. Liberals can never seem to remember the people whose ancestors were brought here as slaves, i.e., the only reason we even have civil rights laws.

Still, it requires breathtaking audacity to use the Civil War amendments to bring in cheap foreign labor, which drives down the wages of African-Americans — the very people the amendments were written to protect!

Whether the children born to legal immigrants are citizens is controversial enough. But at least there’s a Supreme Court decision claiming that they are — U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark. That’s “birthright citizenship.”

It’s something else entirely to claim that an illegal alien, subject to deportation, can drop a baby and suddenly claim to be the parent of a “citizen.”

This crackpot notion was concocted by liberal zealot Justice William Brennan and slipped into a footnote as dicta in a 1982 case. “Dicta” means it was not the ruling of the court, just a random aside, with zero legal significance.

Left-wing activists seized on Brennan’s aside and browbeat everyone into believing that anchor babies are part of our great constitutional heritage, emerging straight from the pen of James Madison.

No Supreme Court has ever held that children born to illegal aliens are citizens. No Congress has deliberated and decided to grant that right. It’s a made-up right, grounded only in the smoke and mirrors around Justice Brennan’s 1982 footnote.

Obviously, it would be better if Congress passed a law clearly stating that children born to illegals are not citizens. (Trump won’t be president forever!) But until that happens, the president of the United States is not required to continue a ridiculous practice that has absolutely no basis in law.

See more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here.

It’s often said that journalism is the first draft of history. As we now we see, fake news is the first draft of fake history.

Ann Coulter: The True History of Millstone Babies

Anchor Baby Boom: More Born Every Year Than U.S. Births in 48 States

Birthright Citizenship: A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

C-SPAN Poll: How Americans Feel About Birthright Citizenship Might Shock You

 

 

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Political Cartoon: Mainstream Media Rhetorical Bias

Political Cartoon:

Mainstream Media Rhetorical Bias

Mainstream media continue to blame President Trump for recent violence and all the other problems in the world while ignoring their own vitriolic rhetoric. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

CNN Media Bias

Rush Limbaugh

TAPPER: The president of the United States making a controversial visit to Pittsburgh today after the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. The president was greeted by hundreds of protesters singing —

PROTESTORS: (singing)

TAPPER: This Land is Your Land, protesters with signs saying the president’s not welcome until he stopped what they perceive to be his assault on immigrations and refugees. The protests (dramatic pause) are not surprising.

 

So now we go to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, President Trump, first lady, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, walking through the halls to visit people wounded in the synagogue shooting.

MALE HOSPITAL WORKER: Thank you, President Trump.

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 1: (crosstalk from other staffers) Thank you, President Trump! Thank you, Ivanka!

MALE HOSPITAL WORKER: Thank you.

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 1: Thank you!

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 2: We love you!

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 1: Thank you for coming.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.

MALE HOSPITAL WORKER: No, thank you, sir.

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 1: You’re the best. The best.

THE PRESIDENT: Great job.

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 2: Thank you, Mr. President. We love you. Thank you.

MALE HOSPITAL WORKER: Can I shake your hand, sir?

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 2: Thanks so much.

THE PRESIDENT: You can. (comes to shake hands of staffers)

MALE HOSPITAL WORKER: Thank you so much.

(laughter)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much.

FEMALE HOSPITAL WORKER 2: Thank You, President Trump.

RUSH: You will not see this on any network newscast.