The Real Reason NFL Players Protest

The Real Reason NFL Players Protest

tisThe disturbing sight of team after team in the NFL “taking a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem is a direct result of incitement by former president Obama, his attorney general, Eric Holder and Democrats during the Obama years. Democrat incitement of blacks over alleged rampant racism has continued and intensified since Donald Trump was elected president. It was no surprise that an epidemic of attacks on police ensued, during Obama’s term. On July 7, 2016, five police officers were shot dead by Micah X Johnson in Dallas and nine more were injured. The next morning, a police officer was shot “from behind and critically injured” in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, MO, reported the LA Times. Another officer in Valdosta, Georgia was lured by the report of a damaged vehicle when a man opened fire. “The suspect called 911 to report a break-in,” said the Associated Press, “then ambushed and shot the officer.” The officer was shot “multiple times,” Police Chief Brian Childress told the AP. Also that day, in Georgia, “Another officer on patrol became a target when a motorist pulled up and fired at him in Roswell, north of Atlanta,” said the LA Times, “A black Army veteran, Lakeem Keon Scott, targeted police in a shooting Thursday along a highway in Bristol, Tenn., authorities said.” “Preliminarily, the investigation reveals Scott targeted individuals and officers after being troubled by recent incidents involving African Americans and law enforcement officers,” authorities from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. On Sunday, July 17, 2016 Fox News reported: At least three law enforcement officers were killed and three others injured in a shooting Sunday in Baton...
More Lawfare by the Left Against the Executive Branch

More Lawfare by the Left Against the Executive Branch

“Lawfare” is the use of often-frivolous lawsuits to intimidate, silence and stymie opponents. The absurd suits of blue states against the president, in order to block his immigration orders, are good examples. Here’s yet another reason why Congress should strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over immigration—a power Congress does possess: Lawfare by blue states and DC, fighting to keep DACA. A CNN article on the story includes what may be the most idiotic statement of the year: “I filed suit against President Trump and his administration to protect DACA because Dreamers are just as American as first lady Melania Trump,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement. This guy is a lawyer? Melania Trump is a citizen, who entered the country legally; the DACA beneficiaries are here only by virtue of an unconstitutional memo from former (and present) community organizer, Barack Obama, who even admitted he lacked the authority to do that. If we can believe CNN, the following states (and DC) are joining in this folly: New Mexico, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Although the real strategy is the time-honored tool of the Left: “Let’s just do whatever we please,” supposedly, the grounds that may be used are that President Trump violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which lays out a lengthy process that requires ample notice and time for the public to comment on substantive federal rulemaking,” writes CNN. You may remember that in Texas, et al. v United States, the district court under Judge Hanen held,...
Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

A few weeks ago my family and I were out at a small-town festival when suddenly an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took a tumble over the side of a street curb. Within seconds she was surrounded by people. A couple of the guys lifted the woman’s chair back up and hoisted her into it. One girl ran into the pharmacy to ask for some supplies to clean this woman’s wounds, and the pharmacy donated a brand new first aid kit just like that. A few others asked who we could call for her while others cleaned her cuts and put the band-aids on. We didn’t know each other from Adam, but we had all seen that someone needed help and we ran to give it. It’s certainly not uncommon to see human beings come to each other’s aid when another is in trouble—and throughout the devastation in Texas, we’ve seen this in spades. Why do people do that? As a Bible-believing Christian, I know that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” and that because of our fallen nature, we humans have to fight selfishness and unkindness every day of our lives. I also know that, believers or not, we all have God’s law written on our hearts (Romans 2:14-15)—which means even someone who rejects what Christ did to pay for our sin has the capacity to be a good and decent person, because, thanks to that law on our hearts, we know the difference between right and wrong. It’s what we commonly call a “conscience,” and while it doesn’t prevent people from...
Mr. President: Keep Your Promise to Black Americans on DACA

Mr. President: Keep Your Promise to Black Americans on DACA

A Wall St. Journal article on August 25th discusses the people who were brought to the US by their illegal alien parents, called by some “dreamers,” though they are just as illegal as their parents. But in June of 2012 Obama, in effect, rewrote the Immigration and Naturalization Act, giving them legal status under DACA, which allows them to stay here and also work. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 1,267,834 applications had been accepted, through June 30, 2016. During his campaign, Mr. Trump repeatedly promised to end DACA on day one of his term. As the WSJ points out, candidate Trump called DACA “an ‘unconstitutional executive amnesty,’ but, after [he] took office, he softened his stance and has allowed the program to continue, with his administration approving applications and renewals.” “‘DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me,’” he said in a news conference in February [and other times]. ‘It’s one of the most difficult subjects I have because you have these incredible kids.’” The late Jerry Lewis, who spearheaded fundraising for research into Multiple Dystrophy, called his beneficiaries “my kids,” but they really were kids. Trump’s kids, under DACA rules could be up to 36 years old today: To be eligible for DACA, applicants must have been “under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012,” meaning they could be 36 today. So, Mr. Trump’s calling them “incredible kids” is based on sentimental fantasy, not fact. Now, eleven states have given the DOJ until September 5th to start enforcing existing law against beneficiaries of Obama’s illegal amnesty, or they will add DACA to their...
The Grim Outlook for the War on Terror, with Bannon and Gorka Gone

The Grim Outlook for the War on Terror, with Bannon and Gorka Gone

What does the Bannon firing by the White House mean to those who voted for Trump, hoping to see his campaign positions actually carried out? As the president’s Chief Strategist, Bannon was unquestionably the man who taught the president how to at least act like a conservative. It remains to be seen if President Trump will retain and implement what he’s learned. Trump announced his most critically important campaign promise in his inaugural speech: to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.” This threat is of prime importance, not only for the threat of terrorism itself, but because Islam holds the potential to ultimately destroy America through the Hijra, Mohammed’s command to all Muslims to conquer the world through migration. As Ann Corcoran pointed out in her monograph on the Hijra: According to Islam’s doctrines and its quietly acknowledged organizational strategies, the goal of migration today is not peaceful assimilation to the political system and mores of the host country. Instead, the goal is jihad by non-violent means—known as civilization jihad or Islamization. The biggest sources of Muslim migration to the United States include the Refugee Resettlement/Asylum Program, as well as many other channels for legal and illegal immigration. Though Mr. Trump has vowed to reform the programs Ms. Corcoran cited, it’s not at all certain the president sees the larger threat. And no one in his circle is likely to tell him, now. As for his promise to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism, he’s gone in the opposite direction by replacing National Security Advisor Flynn—who viewed Islam as...
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...