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Joe Angione is a former columnist for The Villages Daily Sun, and can be reached by email by clicking HERE
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Latest Edition 2/18/19
America’s 2nd Civil War
Initially, the moronic “new green deal” had me thinking of moving the hands of the doomsday clock back a few minutes. How could we get ourselves into a second civil war if we were all laughing so hard at the incredible stupidity of the nation’s new wave of psychotic socialists. But then, I thought of how demonic Democrats and RINO Republicans forced the president to sign a government funding bill filled with treachery and deceit, and I knew it could be the flame that ignites a vicious war between the left and the right. The anger is white hot. What can we do to stop the approaching violence? We must find an answer.
This woman permits infanticide to kill thousands of American babies
For the fifth time in about a week, House Democrats blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide. The ProLifeNews website reported “This is the [sixth] time Congressional Democrats thwarted an attempt by Republicans to vote on a bill that would provide medical care and treatment for babies who survived failed abortions — five times in the House and once in the Senate.”
Standing squarely behind this drive to permit the murder of innocents is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who when President Trump urged Congress to enact a law to protect infants and prevent late-term abortions, she made public her commitment to block any bill in the House that would make it illegal to leave a new-born baby to die. Her morally repugnant announcement encouraged brazen “cold blooded” Democrats in the House to block Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s unanimous consent request to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This consent request if voted on would not have passed the bill into law; it would merely have allowed it to come to a full vote in the House.
Previously, pro-abortion Democrat Senator Patty Murray from Washington blocked a vote on a Senate bill introduced by pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. Senator Sasse noted that passing an act to protect infants “shouldn’t be hard… there are only two sides to this debate: you’re defending babies or you’re defending infanticide,”
After that, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked Democrats to vote again, on the infant protection bill, they flat out refused. Scalise asked why Democrats won’t go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide?” He received no answer. But in reply to their silence Scalise said: “The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”
Then, pro-life Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri asked the House for unanimous consent to bring up the infant protection bill once again to stop infanticide. And once again House Democrats refused to reconsider the bill. Nevertheless, House Republicans are committed to bring up the request to vote on the Born Alive bill every day for the next 30 days.
Americans don’t want infanticide. All of these callous Democrat refusals to save infants come at a time when more than 70 percent of Americans do not support late-term abortions and over 80 percent reject the diabolical idea of killing a child after it’s born. This clearly demonstrates how Congress totally ignores the vast majority of the American people. Why do we send them to Congress if they won’t serve the interests of their constituents?
Eight states and the District of Columbia now authorize abortions up to, and after, the birth of a child. The Operation Rescue website warns: “While many people are aware of how Pennsylvania abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, was convicted in 2013 for murdering babies born alive during late-term abortions at his West Philadelphia “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, it is likely that most [of us] are not aware that Gosnell is not alone. There are still many other abortionists across the country who are allowing babies to be born alive only to kill them as they struggled for life.
Heart attacks administered to kill fully formed infants. Late-term abortionists are said to often use a drug called Digoxin to stop a baby’s heart prior to dismemberment or inducing labor. This ensures that these baby killers don’t violate the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 that prohibits killing a baby in the process of delivery. But according to literature on the subject, Digoxin injections can take up to 24 hours to kill the baby in the womb, and it doesn’t always work the first time.
Imagine a fully formed unborn infant suffering an injection that produces a “heart attack” in every sense of the term and then must suffer through unbearable pain for 24 hours or more…and might have to endure this a second time before death releases it from its torment.
In the face of such inhuman torment of an unborn, how can any government leader who oversees our legislation agree to permit such premeditated agony to be inflicted on our children. And much more than that, they are God’s children.
Pelosi’s demonic, leftist voter base, which she caters to, demands that she exhibits a “thirst for infants’ blood” that seems unquenchable. How can Americans allow purely political precedent—totally contrary to Constitutional law—to maintain such a malevolent woman as leader of a powerful house of Congress.
God is eternal, but His patience with America’s growing infatuation with infanticide–the killing of His children--is not. We are on the brink of paying a terrible price for our government’s love of putting children to death. Beware what evil men and women do to stop the flow of God’s blessings to our nation. Surely He can put an end to these blessings…and we will have brought catastrophic retribution down upon us.
Democrats hand Trump a border deal filled with treachery and deceit
Worse still, it wasn’t just Democrats dealing in deceit. Their treachery was eagerly joined by every Republican member of the congressional committee formed to pass a Bipartisan Budget Act that would provide funding for continued Department of Homeland Security operations and keep the government open for the remainder of this fiscal year.
All of these “companions in corruption” gathered to ambush President Trump’s plans for a secure barrier on our southern border. They did it by offering barely enough money to construct 55 additional miles of border barrier. The money was pledged with such crippling restrictions that additional miles of barrier could not be built on government land, could be built only in the El Paso, Texas area, could be obstructed by any local government officials with jurisdiction over any territory where barrier construction was authorized. Furthermore, in that the barrier was to be built on private land, eminent domain could be readily challenged by land owners, and construction held up indefinitely.
Perhaps most devastating of all to the nation’s security, Democrats installed a provision which essentially said that any adult approaching the border with a child in tow and claiming to be a head of household and parent or guardian of the child could not be refused admission into the United States. They were not to be questioned or examined as potential child traffickers or MS-13 gang members using a stolen child to cover their illegal crossing of our border.
The deal that President Trump was forced to sign to avoid another government shutdown did far more to endanger our safety than protect it. It’s a clear example of how political parties work only to increase their power and control over the American people by passing legislation that helps them but harms us and blocking legislation that would serve our needs but would also benefit a political opponent.
Political parties have become the self-appointed ruling class in America. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution gives them the authority to control the business of government. I’ve reported this time and time again, but no one seems to listen or care. The power of political parties has been stolen from the American people. And yet we continue to do nothing about it.
Every day, in every way, we see we’re being held hostage by political parties that control the elected officials “we the people” put in office to serve us. It’s undeniable to anyone with two good eyes and ears and a working brain. Our first president, George Washington was totally against the idea of political parties, so was Benjamin Franklin. Our founding fathers looked upon politicians as “those who would poison the fountains of our liberty.”
University of Virginia politics professor, Sidney M. Milkis observes that political parties initially became strong in the late 1830s as decentralized associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But later on they shifted their attention from local issues to vying for control of the federal government. In doing this, political parties lost their vital connection to the people. It might also be said that they not only abandoned the electorate, but actively worked against voters.
Political parties present a “distinction without a difference.” Although each political party was initiated to support an opposing ideology, they’re all members of the same privileged club. All have the identical objective: control of government for power and profit.
One might say that, there’s nothing wrong in being a member of a political club. It’s not against the law. And that’s right if a political party is nothing more than a faction in support of a candidate for elected office. But when political parties insinuate themselves into the administration of our government, then they are in violation of the Constitution of the United States. And when they violate the U.S. Constitution, they become enemies of the people the Constitution was written to protect.
It would be sheer folly to believe that political parties will voluntarily relinquish their control over our government, and so we must do something to take away their power. We must wake up and do all we can to disband and defund these political entities. This means no longer giving money to support them, ignoring their pleas and messages, and refusing to join their ranks and promote their objectives, which are too often at odds with the interests and needs of the American people.
A national movement is urgently needed to bring down the corrupt activities of political parties. That movement must have your support…your ideas…your involvement…and an enduring commitment to return our government to the hands of good men and women---independent and free of political duress—who will dedicate their minds, their hearts and their actions exclusively to the American people.
Those who ignore this message are destined to contribute to, and suffer, the failure of this nation in the very near future. God help us.
Paying for more than the wall with unobligated funds
The Daily-USA.com website explains that, although President Trump asked Congress to fund a barrier wall and was refused, he could have paid for the entire project without having to declare a national emergency. He can draw full funding for a complete border barrier from unobligated balances held in various federal and trust funds.
Unobligated balances are the amounts of budget authority that have not yet been committed by contract or other legally binding action by the government. Daily-usa adds that “former senator Tom Coburn described unobligated balances as “essentially money for nothing.” In 2012 there was an estimated $687 billion in unobligated balances. These balances accrue very fast. This year (FY 2019), unobligated balances in federal and trust funds are estimated to be a whopping $1,156,136,000,000. This $1.1 trillion now stashed away as “money for nothing” is enough to cover the construction of nearly 50 walls of the size and complexity Trump wants to build on our southern border. The $25 billion he estimates as the cost of his wall, and its associated technology requirements, is a tiny two percent of the total money on hand in government funds that are currently not needed for anything else.
It’s well known that President Trump can reallocate unused federal funds for building the wall “with the stroke of his pen accompanied by a “push of a button by the Office of Management and Budget.” He has now set in motion a request for an $8 billion down payment on the wall from the nation’s unobligated balances.
Tapping unobligated funds is a long-time presidential practice. According to economist, Scott Faulkner, “Unobligated funds were used by President Lyndon Johnson to help fund his Great Society, by both Johnson and President Nixon to help with funding for the Vietnam War, to assist in President Carter’s expanding domestic programs, to go toward President Reagan’s work to bring down the Soviet empire, to help fund both Iraq wars by Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and by President Clinton to help him stay within Republican congressional budget limits.”
At no time, when these unobligated funds were used by other presidents did Congress do anything to stop such usage. And when former presidents took advantage of this money, the amounts they drew down for their projects were often much larger than the $8 billion Trump now wants to take from the nation’s pool of “money for nothing.”
All this leads one to believe that Democrat resistance to Trump’s wall project has nothing to do with the president wanting money urgently needed for other more pressing expenditures. Democrat resistance is clearly meant to prevent Trump from getting a victory and achieving critically needed security at our southern border for the American people.
Why has “money for nothing” been allowed to accrue? Equally important as funding the president’s wall, and of growing concern now as out national debt soars, is that these unobligated funds have been allowed to accumulate from year to year without putting them to use in paying for other highly essential requirements such as rebuilding the nation’s worn down, fragile power grid. Weak and outdated and terribly unprotected, it’s shocking that a large chunk of our unobligated funds has not been earmarked to renovate and strengthen the grid, which many in Congress have labeled an easy target for destruction by one of our many enemies.
Another excellent use for a very large portion of these funds would be to pay down at least some of the national debt that has recently topped $22 trillion. Some of it might also go to defray the tremendous tax burden of over $130 billion taxpayers are saddled with annually to provide for the welfare and other living expenses generated by the nation’s illegal alien population.
Finally, no one in government has ever explained why so much extra, unnecessary, unobligated money continues to be collected mostly in the form of personal and corporate taxes. It’s money that might be put to much better use if left in the hands of taxpayers. It’s time for the Treasury Department and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, to give Americans a badly needed break by revising tax rates to make them fair and truly representative of the nation’s needs. The government must be told over and over again that our incomes, both personal and corporate, belong first and foremost to us and not to the government.
White House salaries:
Trump saves tax money;
Obama pissed it away~
It was revealed that, on Friday, February 15th, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees.
The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing patriotic cause.
The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million. Here are some other key findings:
There are 140 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
Thirty-nine fewer staffers are also dedicated to assisting The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump compared to forty-four staffers who served Queen Michelle Obama in 2009.
However, it's what the report said Trump did with this salary that has everyone talking. Instead of taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the Department of the Interior where it will be used for construction and repair needs at military cemeteries. That’s amazing. It's so great to have a president who loves our brave military men and women so much.
As you might have guessed: the administration’s announcement about employees and their salaries received virtually no attention in the liberal media.
Build the Wall:
The best argument you will ever hear CLICK HERE
I’m not sure who this speaker is. But his argument for the wall is totally irrefutable. Click on the link and pass this video on to everyone you know. No honest, intelligent human being who sees this could ever think there is no crisis at our southern border.
Proof that walls keep us safe
This article appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal, written by Wayne Allyn Root, that explains walls in the most understanding way:
“Please ignore the advertising slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” It’s not true. Las Vegas is the crossroads of America. What happens here is happening everywhere.
“And I’ve uncovered the biggest liberal scam in America going on right here in Vegas. It revolves around my home community in Henderson. I live in Anthem Country Club.
“There are about 1500 beautiful homes behind the gates at Anthem. What’s the appeal of Anthem Country Club? It’s got a big beautiful wall around it. And thick iron gates in front, protected by armed guards.
“There is virtually no crime inside walled, gated, armed Anthem. I’ve lived here for almost 17 years. My kids grew up here. They played outside every day from morning till night and I never worried for one moment. Because of the wall, the gates and the armed guards, my kids were as safe as if they lived in “Mayberry R.F.D.” Life is good behind the gates of Anthem.
“In the rest of Las Vegas …not so much. In the rest of Vegas, lots of crime and fear. This proves walls, gates and armed guards are good if you want your family to be safe.
“But wait. Anthem recently added a new feature to keep our residents safe. Drivers entering our gates must show a government-issued photo ID. Anyone entering our community — guests, gardeners, maids, nannies, pool cleaners, handymen, plumbers, electricians, delivery personnel — must provide state or federal government issued photo ID or, they will be denied entry. Every single one of them.
“There are many lessons we can learn from studying Anthem. If you want your family and children to be safe, build a wall. Preferably a wall that is also surrounded by armed guards.
“The Vatican understands this lesson. Mexico understands — it has a wall on its southern border. (Not too good as shown recently being broached by the caravaners.) Many rich Liberals in America who live in gated communities — or gated private estates or buildings with doormen — understand this lesson, too. They just don’t want you to have a wall. They think their children are more important than yours.
“They clearly think you are stupid, as they argue walls and guns are not necessary. Liberal Democrats are hypocrites in this and many other ways!
Senator Harry Reid lives inside the walls of Anthem Country Club
“You know, former U.S. Senator and majority leader in the Senate. The former water carrier for President Obama, who spent his entire Senate career fighting viciously against a wall. Harry argued walls were terrible and unnecessary. Harry could have retired anywhere in Vegas — or anywhere in America, for that matter. But he chose to live behind the walls — and gates — and armed guards of Anthem Country Club.
“Harry is my neighbor. Welcome to the neighborhood. But, Harry, don’t Liberals hate walls and gates and armed guards and photo ID? Don’t Liberals call those racist?
“Yet here sits Harry Reid and the entire Reid clan, interesting! The argument against voter ID is a scam. How do all those gardeners and maids and pool cleaners and handymen drive through the gates of Anthem every day? The answer: They already have government-issued photo IDs. So I guess it’s a lie when Liberal politicians claim minorities don’t have photo IDs, or they’re too difficult for them to get or it’s “racist” to ask them for it.
“I guess we just proved the Liberal argument is a scam. Voter ID is an issue because Liberals want election fraud They can’t win without it. They want illegals to be able to vote by the millions for the Democrat folks. We are being scammed. Anthem Country Club is the proof. What happens here is happening everywhere.”