First Six Months: President Trump Decreased the US Debt by Over $100 Billion

First Six Months: President Trump Decreased the US Debt by Over $100 Billion

President Trump has reduced the US national debt by $100 billion since he entered the oval office. Compared to Barack Obama’s $900 billion increase during his first six months in office, Trump is delivering on his promise to reduce the national debt. Trump has achieved many victories, faced some losses, and experienced setbacks, but his improvement on the national debt which almost reached $20 trillion under Obama, has not been talked about by media on either the right or left. According to the US Treasury, Trump has decreased the national debt by approximately $103 billion, in the first six months of his presidency. However, Obama increased the national debt by $918 billion in his first six months back in 2009. Being a business man, it’s no surprise to see Trump put a dent into the national debt. Although he has struggled to deliver on some of his promises, Trump is excelling in areas with which he is most familiar, such as economics, jobs, and...
End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

My daughter’s favorite movie is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” –and she absolutely adores Baloo, the bear. In the next to last scene, everyone thinks Baloo’s been killed by Sher Khan, the tiger, in an effort to save the man cub, Mowgli. As Mowgli realizes what’s just happened, Bagheera, the panther, comforts him:  “Now, now,” says Bagheera, “I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli, greater love hath no one, than he who lays down his life for his friend.” It’s just a simple line from an old Disney film (and the Bible, if you’re interested), but it’s an incredibly powerful one. So, would you do it? Would you lay down your life for someone? I’ll get back to that—hang tight. This week, we watched as New York police officer Miosotis Familia was laid to rest after being shot point blank. Her crime? Sitting in a police vehicle in uniform. This woman was executed by a man who raved months earlier on social media about how he believed police have been abusing and killing people freely. This woman’s three children have been left without a mother because her attacker believed the rampant rhetoric— that police in this nation actively target and abuse Black Americans that Black Lives Matter, politicians like Congressman, Cedric Richmond, and other activists have wrongly spread. That rhetoric is demonstrably false. (If you’re curious, the “demonstrably” part can be found here.) What is demonstrably true is the fact that our officers are facing death on the job—particularly, targeted death—at an increasing rate. And I, alongside Blaze radio host, Chris Salcedo, believe it has everything to do with that rhetoric. As I watch the dialogue on this...
When Ted Kennedy Asked the USSR to Help Fix the 1984 Election Nobody Called It Treason

When Ted Kennedy Asked the USSR to Help Fix the 1984 Election Nobody Called It Treason

The Left-Democrat Axis has immersed America anew in fretful worry about Russia, with the non-story that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have incriminating info on Hillary Clinton. Who knows—it might have been info on Uranium One. Turned out she only wanted to talk about adoption of Russian children. But people like Tim Kaine, Hillary’s running mate, call it treason. He’s just a bit confused. The definition of treason is: 18 US Code § 2381: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason. Oddly enough, Mr. Kaine appears to have given aid and comfort to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has stated in writing it intends to destroy America from within: Hillary’s running mate enjoyed the support of the Muslim American Society in his 2005 race for Governor of Virginia, according to DiscoverTheNetworks.org. The MAS describes itself as “a dynamic charitable, religious, social, cultural, and educational, organization.”  But DTN also says the MAS is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2007, Kaine appointed MAS president, Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. He had been president of the National Muslim Students Association, which DTN identifies as the “first Muslim Brotherhood affiliate to gain a foothold in America.” It appears on the Brotherhood’s list of its 29 “organizations of our friends,” contained in its Explanatory Memorandum, which also states its purpose of “destroying the Western civilization from within.” In September 2011, Kaine spoke at an affair honoring Muslim Brotherhood leader Jamal Barzinji, with a Lifetime Achievement...
Same-Sex Marriage Decision to Be Revisited

Same-Sex Marriage Decision to Be Revisited

Photo Wikimedia Commons On June 26th, Fox News reported that the U.S. Supreme Court had announced that day, “It will hear the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on faith-based grounds.” [Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission] It will in reality be deciding if discrimination laws trump the First Amendment. Coincidentally, it was two years ago, to the day, since the SCOTUS ruled 5–4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that state laws forbidding marriage of people of the same sex are unconstitutional. The majority redefined the meaning of marriage—based upon nonexistent provisions in the Constitution. By so doing, they had redefined the whole of human tradition and biology as well. Who knew courts had that kind of power? Clearly, such a decision belongs in the states, not in the hands of five unelected people. With one state legislature after the other allowing gay marriage anyway, there was no need for the High Court to usurp their rights. Ironically, the Congress could have preserved the states’ right to make that decision by simply passing a bill declaring that the Supreme Court did not have jurisdiction over the definition of marriage. Yes, a Congress with integrity would have seen this coming and would have used its the power to prevent it. “What?” you ask: “How dare you say the power of the Supreme Court is not Supreme! Daniel Horowitz, writing in Conservative Review, said: “Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution explicitly grants Congress the authority to regulate and limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court:...
Fellow Americans: Do You Get How Blessed You Are?

Fellow Americans: Do You Get How Blessed You Are?

I remember seeing a music video once where, as the song starts, it pans to a scene where one of the guys holds up his U.S. passport and says, “As long as I have this … it really doesn’t matter.” Meaning—his U.S. passport was his most important possession. That idea was running through my mind as a friend shared some devastating news with his listeners. His name is Jonathan Dunne, and he’s been working for years to educate Americans about our unlikely history, the tenants that made us great, and ultimately— how to protect that gift. Amazingly, he’s not American. He’s Irish, and becoming an American has been his dream for over 20 years. This year—with a job offer in hand—he was just some paperwork away from achieving it. Without getting into the minutia of immigration law, it boils down to this: he doesn’t meet the qualifications for any work visa. And with that, Dunne’s dream died. Through tears, he begged his listeners not to suggest he come here illegally, because “I’d never, ever ever disrespect the country I love so much.” What a concept. And what love of a country that’s not even his—and may never be. I can’t help but think about this as we just celebrated another year of independence. Do we get how blessed we are? Let me ask that again. Do we get it? Do we understand what a precious gift we hold? Do you understand how blessed we are to have been born here, invited in, allowed to stay here (despite some of you having broken the law to do so)? Do we understand that we—rich and poor, powerful and lowly—are...