National Security: Border Wall for Protection of Life vs Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigration

National Security:

Border Wall for Protection of Life vs Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump made a moral and emotional case for border security and the border wall, saying in his January 9 White House speech that people build walls to protect the people they love.

“Some have suggested a barrier is immoral,” Trump said in reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments about the wall being an “immorality.” Trump continued with his fairness argument:

Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

Trump Shines: Walls Not About Hate, ‘They Love the People on the Inside’

Immoral High Ground

Pelosi and Schumer could care less for the lives lost due to the crisis at our border. It all about ruining Trump’s 2020 reelection chances. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

More A.F. Branco cartoons at FlagAnd Cross.com here.

Fact Check: Real Crisis, Real Victims — Human Costs of an Open Border

Poll: Plurality Agrees There Is ‘Border Crisis’

 

Left-wing Policies: ” [A] fervid but false solicitude [compassion] for the unfortunate over whom they thus gain mastery, and then enslave them. ~David O. McKay

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The Wall, Then and Now

Democrats were for the wall until Trump made it a campaign promise. Now they ignore the death and destroyed lives illegal immigration is bringing on American citizens. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

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Imprudent Altruism and Illegal Immigration

Dec 30, 2018 01:00 am
Listening to the sanctimonious left deify caravans of migrants for being poor reminds me of a time when – to reach out and be Christlike – my husband Jerry and I placed our family at risk.

‘Voice of Hispanic America’ Salinas: Many Latinos ‘Buying’ Trump’s Arguments Against Illegal Immigration

 

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Critical Thinking: Nationalism Definition—America First is One Nation Under God, NOT repeating Nazi History

Critical Thinking: Biblical Worldview Nationalism Definition—America First is One Nation Under God, NOT repeating Nazi History Three Cheers for American Nationalism Inoculate your Children against Socialism and Atheism HERE By Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Jewish Rabbi News flash to NeverTrumpers and neocons: … Continue reading

National Security: Border Wall Statistics, Solutions, Drug Trafficking Crisis, Border Patrol Victories

National Security:

Border Wall Statistics,  Drug Trafficking Crisis

When Democrat leaders refused to listen, President Trump sent a letter to every member of Congress, detailing the border wall problem and solutions. President Trump is a man experienced in solving problems, instead of whining, lying, seeking power at the expense of the American people, and hate-mongering. The following graphics present the case for a border wall.

Border Wall Statistics, Solutions, Drug Trafficking Crisis

Border Wall Solutions

An incredible solution to building the border wall

Exclusive: Chuck Norris lauds promising legislation that would fully fund construction

Make El Chapo pay for it

Chuck Norris

I have written many articles over the years, but I have never written an article more important than this one. While Democrat and Republican leaders in Washington are polarized and in gridlock over how to pay for a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is a Lone Ranger with a Tonto-sized idea riding into town to get the job done in a way that would cost taxpayers nothing at all.

Because I live in the border state of Texas, it has made this issue even more personal to me. I also have many black belts that live in Mexico that are hindered by this crisis to even be able to visit the U.S. legally in order to attend our annual United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF) Convention in Las Vegas.

On Thursday, a press release went out from Sen. Cruz’s office that was titled: “Sen. Cruz Reintroduces EL CHAPO Act.”

EL CHAPO is the nickname (“Shorty”) for the infamous Mexican mafia kingpin who is the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel and was extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering. He is presently on trial in New York for all these charges, where the son of the cartel’s co-founder just testified for hours against the drug lord.

EL CHAPO is also an acrostic for Sen. Cruz’s bill that stands for the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act. The full bill text may be viewed here.

The PR explained: “The bill would reserve any amounts forfeited to the U.S. Government as a result of the criminal prosecution of ‘El Chapo’ (formally named Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Lorea) and other drug lords for border security assets and the completion of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

That is why the U.S. government is presently pursuing the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion from El Chapo’s narcotic sales and other illicit profits.

So, does El Chapo have the money to fund our U.S. southern border wall?

Dolia Estevez, who covers Mexico’s billionaires, politics and U.S.-Mexico relations, wrote in Forbes: “The 33-page indictment against El Chapo, filed in 2016 at the U.S. Eastern District of New York, does not dissect the $14 billion. It simply says that upon conviction, the U.S. will seek forfeiture of any property or contractual rights derived from the continuing criminal enterprise, ‘including but not limited to at least approximately a sum of money equal to $14 billion in United States currency.’”

https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/an-incredible-solution-to-building-the-border-wall/

Border Wall Statistics, Border Patrol Victories

Heritage Foundation Report

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.@CBP have seen a dramatic spike in illegal drugs at the southern border.

How bad is it? In 2018 they seized (or helped seize):

– 282,000 lbs of cocaine

– 248,000 lbs of meth

– 6,500 lbs of heroin

– 2,400 lbs of fentanyl—enough to kill every person in the United States.

These numbers highlight that the problem isn’t just with the illegal persons who are crossing the southern border but with the illegal drugs that are following the same path.

The Border Patrol agents are succeeding in executing a difficult job while dealing with a border that isn’t secured in the best possible way. President Trump is trying to change this.

Trump’s Border Defenders Score HUGE Victory for America

Justice for All vs Abuse of Power: Left wing Democrats in Jail?

Justice for All:

Abuse of Power

Left wing Democrats in Jail?

“While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief. ~Donald Trump

Trump shares ‘treason’ image featuring opponents

‘When do the trials begin?’

 

Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Robert Mueller and other prominent anti-Trump figures behind bars?

That apparently is what President Trump was advocating Wednesday morning when he retweeted an image with the caption “Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?”

The Hill noted the presidential retweet comes amid reports that Mueller’s special counsel team is preparing its final report on alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

On Monday, Trump called Mueller a “conflicted prosecutor gone rogue” after the special counsel filed a new claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort violated a plea agreement by lying to federal prosecutors.

Trump tweeted that Mueller is causing “tremendous” damage to the nation’s criminal justice system and is “only looking at one side” in his investigation.

Republican lawmakers who have investigated alleged Russia collusion contend that while Mueller has found no evidence of Trump collusion, there is ample evidence of Democratic collusion.

The “dossier” of unsubstantiated political dirt on Trump based on unnamed Russian sources, they point out, was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

House Republicans discovered the dossier, despite its lack of credibility and origin as a political document, was used to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/trump-shares-treason-image-featuring-opponents/

Jerome Corsi Challenges Robert Mueller

Dec 06, 2018 01:00 am
After weeks of talking with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about Donald Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia, Dr. Jerome Corsi instead filed his own criminal complaint.

Basically, Mueller’s team is arguing the equivalent of washing my car caused it to rain. Coincidence is not causation.

Could Jerome Corsi’s lawsuit destroy the Mueller investigation?
Dec 04, 2018 01:00 am
If the allegations by Corsi turn out to be true, the Mueller investigation could be brought to an abrupt end.

Is the FBI Raiding Whistleblowers’ Homes to Protect Robert Mueller?

Dec 03, 2018 01:00 am
There’s some seriously creepy Deep-State stuff going on here.

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Thanksgiving 2018: President Trump—Count your Thanksgiving Blessings; Treat All with Charity

Thanksgiving 2018:

President Trump—Count your Thanksgiving Blessings; Treat All with Charity

Donald Trump Thanksgiving Proclamation: ‘Commit to Treating All with Charity’

President Donald Trump issued a Thanksgiving proclamation on Thursday, urging all Americans to come together to recognize their blessings.

“Let us be mindful of the reasons we are grateful for our lives, for those around us, and for our communities,” Trump wrote. “We also commit to treating all with charity and mutual respect, spreading the spirit of Thanksgiving throughout our country and across the world.”

”The Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth” by Currier and Ives

The president recalled the journey of the Pilgrims who trusted God as they left their country and traveled to America to seek a better life. He also reminded Americans of the historical tradition of Thanksgiving, enshrined by Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

“Thanksgiving Day is a time to pause and to reflect, with family and friends, on our heritage and the sacrifices of our forebears who secured the blessings of liberty for an independent, free, and united country,” he wrote.

Trump also urged Americans to extend a helping hand to those in need and those who suffered tragedies during the year.

“In the spirit of generosity and compassion, let us joyfully reach out in word and deed, and share our time and resources throughout our communities,” he wrote. “Let us also find ways to give to the less fortunate — whether it be in the form of sharing a hearty meal, extending a helping hand, or providing words of encouragement.”

The president also paid a special tribute to members of the armed forces and the law enforcement communities.

“Because of the men and women in uniform who volunteer to defend our liberty, we are able to enjoy the splendor of the American life,” he wrote. “We pray for their safety, and for the families who await their return.”

The president also wished all Americans a Happy Thanksgiving on Twitter.

Thanksgiving History Facts

Thanksgiving History Facts

Rush Limbaugh

You could reduce it to say it was capitalism versus socialism, which it was. But that would be to undersell — underemphasize what really has happened. A people who had undying faith in God survived circumstances that they never knew they were going to face and ultimately prospered — and, at the end of it all, were still able to practice their religion as they chose who was the original reason for their trip in the first place. And for all of that they were eternally thankful. That is the story of Thanksgiving.

The True Story of Thanksgiving

“On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. “It carried a total of 102 passengers,” not all of them Pilgrims, “including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract,” for all the Pilgrims to agree to and sign, “that established just and equal laws for all [forty Pilgrims] of the new community…” It didn’t matter what their religious beliefs were. None of that mattered. They just set up a contractual agreement that dictated behavior and a number of other things. Now, where did the ideas…? This is the Mayflower Compact, by the way, is what it was called.

“Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the” Bible, both “Old and New Testaments.” It was the reason they lived: To read it, to study it, to practice it. “They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture,” this is all according to Bradford’s journal, “they never doubted that their experiment would work.” They were supremely confident that their objective would occur.

But everybody knows “this was no pleasure cruise.” It was long. It was arduous. There were the usual bad relationships and problems on board this tiny ship with 102 people. But they made it. They made it in ways that people would not travel today. They had no other choice. Think of the primitive forms of navigation, lack of knowledge of any upcoming weather or condition of the seas. Yet they did it, “[a]nd when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford’s detailed journal,” nothing “a cold, barren, desolate,” unsettled, “wilderness.

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History Facts vs. Censorship of Thanksgiving History

History Facts vs. Censorship of Thanksgiving History

Why the Pilgrims matter

Jordan Chamblee

Painting above, The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Augusta Brownscomb, 1914

Painting above, The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Augusta Brownscomb, 1914

November 2016 – Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pecan pie, and all the trimmings. It’s almost here – the national holiday America takes pride in, and one that is intricately woven into the very fabric of American identity. But in recent generations, it seems the substance of the holiday has been watered down or replaced altogether in order to appease perceived social sensitivities.

In general, public school students are taught an entirely different Thanksgiving narrative than the one their grandparents grew up understanding. In today’s progressive version, the Pilgrims are no longer staunchly faithful pillars of Christian ideals, nor are the Wampanoag natives helpful and willing friends of the Pilgrims in times of trouble.

Stephen McDowell, president of Providence Foundation and prolific author, speaks to this decline in honesty and watering down of the true story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.

censhorship-1st-amendmentAFAJ: What is the greatest threat today to the truth about the Pilgrims and their history?
McDowell: While some books and educators directly lie about the Pilgrims and their primary Christian motive for starting a new colony in America, the greatest threat to the truth about their story is what is left out when their story is told.

Revisionist history gives a false picture of these devoted Christians. For example, one elementary public school textbook gives 30 pages to present the story of the Pilgrims without once [making] any reference to religion; thus at the end of [the Pilgrims’] first year, they “wanted to give thanks for all they had.” But there is no mention it was God they were thanking.

Teaching about the Pilgrims without referencing God causes people to think that Christianity was not important to them. Revisionist history is a primary reason for the secularization of America. People are taught our history without mentioning Christianity, or if it is cited, it is often presented in a negative light, when in reality it is the most important influence in the birth, growth, and development of the nation.

AFAJ: Why do some contemporary educators revise U.S. history, particularly the story of Thanksgiving?
McDowell: Most teachers in our schools today are ignorant of the true story of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims. They never learned it in school and few search out primary source documents so as to get to know the Pilgrims via their own writings.

William Bradford

William Bradford

William Bradford, governor of the Pilgrims for 33 years, wrote their history – Of Plimoth Plantation – which is one of the great historical and literary works of all American history, but few teachers have even heard of it, much less read it. You only need to read a few pages to see the sincere and deep faith of these men and women who served as “stepping stones” for those who would follow.

Some educators who know the history yet ignore it, evaluate the Pilgrims through their own secular bias – that is, the Pilgrims may have had a deep faith, but God is a construction of the human mind and consequently is not relevant, so they do not need to mention God when recounting their story. Or they have such a dislike for God that they do not want to give Him any place in history.

AFAJ: Why is it important that we remember and pass on the truth about the Pilgrims?
McDowell: The Pilgrims’ story teaches us many lessons. We learn of the great sacrifice they paid to exercise their freedom of religion and to plant the early seeds of our nation. Half of them died the first winter after arriving at Plymouth, and most of the others suffered from sickness and hunger. At one time, only six or seven could get out of bed, but they toiled night and day to assist their brethren.

In the words of Bradford they “fetched them wood, made them fires, dressed their meat, made their beds, washed their loathsome clothes, clothed and unclothed them. In a word, they did all the homely and necessary offices for them which queasy stomachs cannot endure to hear named – and this willingly and cheerfully, without any grudging in the least.” Their care for one another reveals their Christian character and practical love, “a rare example and worthy to be remembered.”

Their motive to spread the gospel is evident from Bradford’s words (which are inscribed on his monument in Plymouth): “A great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing of the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world.”

Mayflower-compact-hero2-AThe Mayflower Compact, a document the Pilgrims drafted and signed before going ashore, shows their ability to reason biblically regarding civil affairs: “Having undertaken for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith … [we] do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic.”

Learning the unique covenant nature of our founding political documents is an important lesson in understanding why America was founded as the freest nation in history.

AFAJ: What is the most important aspect of the Thanksgiving story that parents can teach their children?
pilgrimprayingresizeMcDowell: The most important thing parents can teach their children about the Thanksgiving story is the most obvious: We call it Thanksgiving for a reason. Our Pilgrim forefathers, who are reflective of most of the founders of America, were firmly devoted to Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. In recognition of His gracious hand upon them, they set aside regular public days to give thanks and glorify Him.

This was not done merely once or twice but regularly throughout their entire lifetime. They set an example that was followed by those who came after them, even up until today. Throughout most of our history, Americans understood thanksgiving days were to thank God. The Pilgrims’ love and devotion to God, and their reliance upon Him in abundance and lack, are evidenced not only by their private lives but also by their public days of thanksgiving.

McDowell recommends:
Of Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford
Available at online and retail booksellers
Monumental, Restoring America as the Land of Liberty by Stephen McDowell
Available at providencefoundation.com
America’s Providential History by Stephen McDowell
Monumental, documentary DVD hosted by Kirk Cameron
Available at afastore.net or 877–927–4917

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’ 

 

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