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America’s 2nd Civil War
Things are as terrible today in Washington as ever. But the doomsday clock has no new reason to creep closer to midnight. It’s holding still at five minutes ‘til and waiting for ANTIFA’s next massive assault on free speech and Trump’s supporters. If that doesn’t take us across the doomsday threshold, results of the November elections could easily bring us to that fearsome time and place.
Teddy Roosevelt: No assimilation; no immigration
Our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was a strong-willed, blunt man, a who spoke the truth and didn’t care that some people might not like what he said. The idea of political correctness didn’t exist back then, and if somebody said Teddy should go soft on defending the American people, that somebody would have been knocked flat on his “keister.”
Teddy Roosevelt maintained a no-nonsense insistence on immigrants becoming Americans in every sense of the word. In 1919, when he spoke his mind on immigrants—a decade after leaving the White House and just three days before he died—he spoke as a warning to his nation that had seen more than 20-million immigrants flock to its shores since the 1850s, the start of America’s great wave of immigration.
Roosevelt knew that these many millions yearning to be free were ruled by emotions, loyalties and social interactions still rooted in their birth countries. He was convinced they couldn’t succeed for themselves here, nor honor the needs of their adopted homeland, unless they broke free of their origins, changed their thinking and made the essential transition to the American way of life…its culture and its values. The last thing Roosevelt wanted to happen after his death was for America to become “a tangle of squabbling nationalities” …parallel societies, fighting each other, floundering, with no unity and no common purpose.
Roosevelt’s words quoted below would not sound strange to our current president, Donald Trump, another tough-minded, blunt leader, who is faced with the most profound immigration challenge in our nation’s history. Read these words and ask yourself if Roosevelt and Trump aren’t of the same bold and most urgent frame of mind: You’ll easily see that Trump must stand firm with the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt or else today’s immigration policy will change ruinously to undermine all of our nation’s foundational beliefs, values and traditions.
Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an American:
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
God smiled on Michigan
He’s a young physician, a Rhodes scholar and his expertise on healthcare was why the city of Detroit tapped him to revitalize its bankrupt Health Department. His good looks and charisma were the traits Bill Clinton thought could be politicized for the good of the Democrat Party when he suggested this man run for `office in Michigan.
His name is Abdul El-Sayed and he’s a second-generation Muslim-American who until a few days ago appeared to be a strong contender for the Democrat nomination to run for Governor of Michigan this November.
El-Sayed’s story reads like the classic “rags to riches” tale of the son of immigrant parents whose persistence, determination and hard work drove him at the tender age of 32 to within reach of the top political office in America’s tenth largest state. But last week, on August 7th, E-l Sayed’s bid for the gubernatorial nomination failed…and it failed miserably. He was beaten badly by former state senator, Gretchen Whitmer. But Whitmer may take pity on El-Sayed and select him for the Lt. Governor’s spot should she win the state house. El-Sayed hasn’t lost yet in his bid to have Sharia take control in Michigan `sometime in the near future.
Most likely El-Sayed’s temporary downfall was because, thank God, not all Democrats are the victims of Trump derangement syndrome, and Michigan’s Democrats were able to recognize a terrible threat to America’s future. For now, at least, God is smiling on the state of Michigan and also on all of America.
If El-Sayed was successful, he had a chance to be America’s first Muslim governor in 2019. He’s an aggressive campaigner, and might have been able to do well against a Republican opponent. The current Michigan governor, Rick Snyder, is term limited, and although the state’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette, has Trump’s endorsement, he isn’t considered a “shoe-in” to replace Snyder.
Why should we be concerned about the rise of Abdul El-Sayed? This may be perceived as a slam against Muslims. However, it’s not El-Sayed’s religion that’s the concern. It’s the political arm of Islam, Sharia law, which he embraces along with other manifestations of radical Islam, that should be a major worry to Americans.
You see, according to Jihad Watch, TheUnitedWest.org. and other sources that have tracked El-Sayed’s rise in Michigan politics, he has substantial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood in both his past and present. While an undergraduate at Michigan State, El-Sayed was vice president of the Muslim Student Association, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. El-Sayed’s marriage has brought him into a close relationship with his father-in-law who is a former president and current member of the Michigan chapter of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a well-known supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
El-Sayed is also a dear friend of Linda Sarsour, the outspoken champion of Islamic Jihad and Sharia law, who also organized the Women’s March against Donald Trump in 2017. In 2012, when attending medical school, El-Sayed received a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Paul is the brother of the infamous George Soros, and some suspect that the Soros empire is funding El-Sayed’s political career and intends to groom him for the presidency. Anything or anyone touched by Soros is often regarded as contaminated by an ideology that wants to undermine the U.S. Constitution.
Probably most troubling of all is Abdul El-Sayed’s association with the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s avowed objectives in America are built around a five-step plan to soon turn the U.S. into an Islamic Caliphate, and nearly get it done through infiltration before having to fire a single shot against the U.S. government. The Muslim brotherhood intends to use our compassionate, open society against us.
Here, excerpted from information supplied by Christians in Defense of Israel, is the Brotherhood’s secret five-step plan for “Civilization Jihad” in America:
• Phase 1: Establishment of Islamic leadership. (Such as winning seats in state legislatures, Congress and a few governorships.)
• Phase 2: Gradual appearance on the public scene. Gain public support (by using seats in government to introduce legislation beneficial to Islamic goals.)
• Phase 3: Escalation phase, prior to conflict and confrontation. (Such as convincing the media to promote Islamist themes in opposing Trump, his supporters and conservative principles.)
• Phase 4: Open public confrontation with government, use of political pressure and our legal system; begin weapons training within the U.S. to prepare for takeover.
• Phase 5: Seize power, (eliminate the U.S. Constitution) and establish an Islamic Caliphate ruled by Islamic Sharia.
In the words of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership in America: “The process of settlement [in America] is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all [that this term] means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Michigan’s Muslim voters propelled El-Sayed to prominence. Michigan has the nation’s second largest number of Muslim residents. Of the nation’s 3.7 million Muslims, 223,000 live in Michigan, concentrated in and around Detroit, and its large suburb of Dearborn that is now more than 30-percent Muslim. Muslims have been coming to this area for decades from various Middle Eastern nations, attracted to the employment opportunities in Ford and other auto manufacturing plants.
Until about the turn of the 21st century, Muslims in this area were not a significant political force. But since the growth of the Muslim Brotherhood in America and its influence in places where Muslims tend to settle, we’ve seen them colonize neighborhoods and legislative districts to begin changing the political landscape.
In 2007, Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam, was elected to Congress from Minnesota’s 5th District, including all of Minneapolis. Ellison is also Deputy Chair of the Democrat National Committee. He’s now decided to vacate his Congressional seat and run for the state’s office of attorney general, a position he believes holds more power over Minnesota’s residents than he has as a congressman. He’s been a tireless critic of Trump’s executive order blocking travel to the U.S. from radical Islamist-dominated countries. He’s also an enemy of the role ICE plays in safeguarding our borders and favors sanctuary cities.
In 2007, another convert to Islam, Andre Carson, won a Congressional seat in Indiana’s 7th Congressional District, it includes all of Indianapolis. Nancy Pelosi wanted to appoint Carson to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and this raised worries about Carson’s potentially dangerous impact on the nation’s security. Many are uncertain about his loyalty to the Constitution, principally because of his long-term connections with organizations fronting for the Muslim Brotherhood. These front groups have been documented as unregistered foreign agents supporting terrorism and having ties to Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization.
Our dilemma in accepting Muslim immigrants is not only in answering the question of how many might be terrorists and how to weed them out. Another growing fear is how many of these immigrants are so loyal to Islam that they refuse to subordinate Sharia to our U.S. Constitution and its laws that we all must obey. Also fueling this concern is worry about the degree to which second-generation Muslim-Americans will respect and hold U.S. law above Sharia.
If Abdul El-Sayed is any example, then for this and future generations of American Muslims, Constitutional law may always take second place to Sharia law. Will this result in carving out chunks of America to become Sharia-controlled enclaves? Will this be acceptable to the American people? And if so…what then? Pray that God may smile on all the United States.
Will ANTIFA trigger America’s second civil war?
ANTIFA, the international organization of fascist thugs, is committed to bringing violent anarchy here to the U.S., and along with it the start of the nation’s second civil war. Timing its renewed violence across the nation to impact the 2018 elections, ANTIFA’s white racist terrorists on Saturday, August 4th, launched an assault on conservative groups demonstrating in Portland Oregon and, a day later, on two conservative movement leaders having breakfast in Philadelphia.
In Portland, ANTIFA storm troopers threw bottles at Trump supporters, drawing blood on several occasions. Portland Police in riot gear tried to separate the Trump conservatives from the attacking swarm of left wingers lead by ANTIFA. However, the police were heavily criticized by local liberal demonstrators involved in the unrest. The press also chimed in against the police along with the Portland branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. They all claimed the police had been “heavy-handed” in dealing with the left’s protesters who actually fanned the flames of violence at this political rally. The press concluded that a very liberal city like Portland was no place for a right-wing rally organized by people supposedly brought into Portland from nearby Vancouver, Washington.
Specifically, police were accused of injuring some counter protestors (read as ANTIFA thugs) who started all the trouble. The city’s new police chief, Danielle Outlaw, promised to investigate why police seemed to focus their attention on the ANTIFA-led protesters, using stun grenades and rubber bullets against them. She’s sure to find that her officers had no choice, the violence was basically one-sided, coming from the leftist hooligans.
Portland police and city officials have often struggled to be fair when protecting free speech at political rallies while keeping the peace between opposing demonstrators. But, as has happened in many areas of the country, when ANTIFA arrives, it creates the violence.
This isn’t the way the American Civil Liberties Union views such confrontations. It spoke out in support of the left’s ANTIFA -directed demonstrators. The ACLU argued that the Portland police targeted the leftist protesters because of their political beliefs and citing it as unconstitutional and un-American. The ACLU cared nothing about who were the initiators of the violence, and, by their criticism, came out in favor of the chaos repeatedly spawned by ANTIFA’s thugs.
Sunday morning threats and intimidation in Philadelphia. One day later, in Philadelphia, deranged ANTIFA protesters attacked Candace Owens And Charlie Kirk, two leaders of conservative Turning Point USA. Their crime was having breakfast on a peaceful Sunday morning. They were forced to leave the café where they were eating after an ANTIFA-inspired crowd of agitators created a major disturbance outside. The mob then pushed their way inside the café, chanting slogans including filthy expletives, and screaming “f*ck the racist police” …Philadelphia’s finest who were called in to protect the couple. Kirk captured all of ANTIFA’s disgusting antics on video.
For years now ANTIFA’s mob tactics have become more frequent and more dangerous. Although, ANTIFA’s demonstrations appear to favor far-left socialist causes, it vehemently rejects the idea that it is an arm of left-wing politics. ANTIFA’s leaders say they are anarchists, first and only, and have no interest in supporting a socialist agenda.
If you’re a group that violently supports a right-wing ideology, you must be stopped. If your violence favors a far-left agenda, you also must be stopped. But, if your violence is directed toward creating anarchy and undermining the rights and well-being of everyone, you must not only be stopped, you must be eliminated through unceasing nationwide capture, prosecution and long-term imprisonment.
Forceful action needed from Trump. It has been brought to President Trump’s attention, many times since he took office, that ANTIFA should be listed as a “terrorist organization” subject to all the policing and controls associated with terrorism against the American people. But Trump has refused and turned a deaf ear to calls for bringing ANTIFA’s reign of terror to an end.
This should generate great fear and consternation among all of us, particularly now that ANTIFA is urging its members to use knives, guns and explosives in their battles to establish anarchy in America.
Trump loves to appear “macho.” He’s more than ready to confront a depraved organization like ANTIFA with scornful looks and lots of verbal disdain. But that’s not enough. It’s time for Trump to cut the macho crap…get down to business ...and kick these bastards right into jail…and do it right now. I hope you’ll join me in telling him so.
Spain becomes new doorway for Muslim migrants to overwhelm Europe
Spain is welcoming thousands more Muslim immigrants despite a recent report by the European Commission that says the majority of refugees assaulting the shores of southern Europe “are most likely not refugees in the sense of the Geneva Convention, [because] some 70 percent come from countries or regions not suffering from violent conflicts or oppressive regimes."
Spain just isn’t listening. The European Commission is calling out most of these migrants as not refugees at all, but brazen “economic opportunists” settling at the expense of European taxpayers who’ve set aside their very limited resources to support the poor of their own countries.
Although this warning is as clear as day, it’s reported that “Spain's socialist government, under Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, has promised free healthcare to migrants and says it will investigate every asylum claim individually” The trouble is that Spain doesn’t have the vetting money and manpower needed to insure that the hordes of immigrants crossing its border from Morocco, Algeria and Libya are peaceful, legitimate asylum seekers.
Libyan leader, Fayez al-Sarraj explains just how impossible it is to accommodate migrants passing through Libya to reach Spain: "We have created refugee shelters for tens of thousands of people, but there are hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants in our country. This has heavily impaired the security situation. They include terrorists, criminals, and human traffickers who do not care about human rights.”
It's also been noted that, in late July of this year, more than “800 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa violently stormed the border fence between Morocco, where they were living illegally, and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.” They were brash enough to attempt preventing Spanish police, the Guardia Civil, from getting to the break-in. They threw feces, caustic quick lime, sticks and stones at the police. They even used aerosol cans as flame throwers. Many were injured in the turmoil, while more than 600 illegals were successful in invading Spanish soil.
By extending open arms to these illegals, Spain is replacing Italy as the main point migrants use to enter southern Europe and advance northward. Italy has closed its borders to illegals and demanded those already in the country to “pack their bags and leave.”
Rubio, and Cruz introduce a useless “Stop Using Human Shields Act”
Senators Rubio and Cruz have joined with some Democrats in a bipartisan effort to get Congress to pass the “Stop Using Human Shields Act.” This legislation would impose sanctions on those who use or facilitate the use of human shields as do Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and ISIS to protect their acts of terrorism.
On first thought this sounds like a good idea, so good that one would think perhaps the Geneva Conventions, that had defined the rights and protections afforded to non-combatants in wartime, or the United Nations would have already denounced the use of human shields and imposed their own sanctions against it. But this doesn’t seem to be the case, neither in regard to the Geneva Conventions or the U.N. doing anything to prevent such atrocities.
Perhaps one of the reasons why there has been no intervention against human shields is that those who use them don’t pay any attention to the rules of war nor to the sanctity of innocent human life…and they never will. Another reason might be that most of the membership of today’s United Nations are cruel dictatorships that care very little about how wars are waged by the world’s most evil terrorist organizations.
The immediate objective of Senators Cruz (TX), Rubio (FL), Cornyn (TX) and Democrats Blumenthal (CT) and Donnelly (IN) in launching the Stop Using Human Shields Act is to compel the federal government to use the United States Treasury Department as a tool to cut off terrorist organizations from the financial resources they need to carry out their massacres of innocent civilians.
When established as law, the “Human Shields” act would also “direct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to use the voice, vote, and influence of the U.S. to secure support for a UN Security Council resolution that would condemn the use of human shields as a violation of international law; impose multilateral sanctions against terrorist organizations and require member states to take specific steps to prevent the use of human shields.”
But, none of this is going to happen as a result of a law passed in the United States Congress. Two of the United Nations’ permanent Security Council members, China and Russia, are long-time supporters of terrorism. This alone can easily ruin the chances of an American bill against human shields from gaining any traction in the U.N.
The new legislation may give Cruz, Rubio and its other sponsors a warm feeling that they are, in some way, standing against terrorism. But it is unlikely to have much effect in reducing violence across the world simply because terrorists do not obey laws against terrorism.
Once again, this law is just another attempt to establish accountability for something evil when accountability is obvious and alone is meaningless without inflicting corporal punishment. The only way to stop terrorists from using human shields is to find better ways to isolate and kill them all on the battlefield.
Trump’s rejected tariff suggestion could end all trade wars
The G7 nations’ hate for Donald Trump is so overwhelming that their leaders may now be considered victims of “Trump derangement syndrome.” Their anger has kept them from understanding the Trump deal-making process, where he begins negotiating at the extreme opposite end of what the other side wants….and then he negotiates to some “win-win” middle ground.
Trudeau, Macron, Merkel and the others completely missed Trump’s real objective in announcing new tariffs on G7 exports to the U.S. Maybe G7 leaders are too greedy or too stupid. Trump wanted them to be shocked and concerned enough to strongly consider his suggestion that all tariffs be removed from trading among all nations. Let trade be tariff-free everywhere. Let the balance of exports against imports be determined by the quality, performance and price of goods manufactured anywhere.
In some cases, quotas would need to be maintained or established to save the economies of certain nations where producers don’t measure up competitively. A quota limits the volume or value of a product that is imported in order to protect poor performing or fledgling domestic industries from going out of business. It gives these industries time to gain strength. It saves jobs and can increase employment opportunities through increased sales of domestic products.
Sometimes quotas can become dangerous: when they’re maintained for too long and present an unfair restraint on trade, and also when quotas force an importing country’s consumers to pay more for a domestic product than they would if it was imported.
Quotas should be reasonable and rare and, in that way, they aren’t nearly the impediment to trade posed by adding on stiff tariffs or due to the costly, outright crimes committed by China in making trade conditional upon exporters giving up their intellectual property.
If the G7’s scathing criticism of Trump and his new tariff intentions, and its call to isolate him from their future activities is their idea of a strategy to force Trump to some softer middle ground, the G7 is making a big mistake. This response shows it has little interest in the truth about how their own tariffs have created trade imbalances that have punished the United States: the single most important ally necessary for defending Western Europe against Putin’s military encroachment in the region.
The G7’s blind outrage also reveals it to be far behind Trump in the art of the deal. We can only hope that, in time, G7 members will realize that eliminating all tariffs is the best way to make free trade fair trade across the world.