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America’s 2nd Civil War
The liberal left’s campaign of total resistance to the Trump agenda has become so ludicrous, so obviously immoral and insane that it’s certain to lose strength as we proceed toward the November mid-term elections. It reeks of such shame that there may be few, if any, new converts to the radical left’s plan to launch a second American civil war. But on the other hand, the left’s losing efforts to reclaim America might spark an act of mindless mayhem that would take us to the brink of great physical conflict. Who knows? Meantime, wishful thinking is keeping the hands of the doomsday clock from moving any closer to midnight for America.
Many liberals are victims of temporary insanity
What exactly do we mean when we say that liberals suffer from “Trump derangement syndrome?” Is it just a term of general condemnation…a bit like plain old name-calling? Or is there actually some scientific fact, some findings of psychology behind this accusation?
According to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in the study of anger, “it is an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Those liberals who we call victims of Trump derangement are people who are likely to exhibit this intense fury and rage. When uncontrolled, this level of anger often results in temporary insanity that can end up in physical assaults on others.
Psychologists have found that we can easily become temporarily insane at moments of great stress. It happens every day, and can affect not only liberals, but anyone. We frequently read of people fighting over something silly, sometimes with fatal results. We read of drunken husbands killing their wives, because the wives nag, irritate and make demands on them, or just because husbands suspect their wives of being unfaithful.
In our moments of intense anger or emotional stress, we can act without thinking about what we’re doing, and where it might lead. We become insane for the moment, and our actions also become insane and illogical.
Liberals often exhibit this insanity when, because they believe so fiercely in their political philosophy the stress caused by anyone who doesn’t believe as they do, becomes intolerable and they’re compelled to strike out at the non-believers…even to the extent of harming them and possibly killing them.
Trump derangement syndrome is the current, highly incendiary example of widespread temporary insanity. It is driving opponents of President Trump and of conservatism to surrender to irrational and violent behavior.
Too often, this insanity doesn’t pass quickly. Instead it lingers, sometimes just under the surface to be aroused to vicious behavior anytime an adversary says or does something that liberals find infuriating.
Anger, by itself, is a normal response to dissatisfaction, to things not going our way. But when it is allowed to reach the point of overwhelming hate, bringing on physical and emotional intimidation to others, the law must act to protect individuals who are the focus of such intense hate. The law should take action as soon as harassment begins. No one should have to suffer aggravation and brutal confrontations simply because of what they believe…politically…religiously…racially…or in regard to anything.
Frightening examples of Trump derangement are focused on destroying America. We see examples of liberals acting under the influence of Trump derangement in growing numbers everywhere in the nation. What liberal activist in their right mind would announce that they would rather have their daughter date an MS-13 gang banger instead of going out with a young conservative? What clear-thinking, law abiding individual would call for the kidnapping and assassination of President Trump and his family? What sane, responsible member of our government would invite angry leftists to take part in a massive nationwide program of intimidation aimed at people serving in the Trump administration?
Who but those with the most dangerously unbalanced minds would recommend that Congress abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE)—calling it an “unlawful deportation force” and a “terrorist organization.” It’s crystal clear to any sane person that ICE is our first line of defense against illegal aliens, drug dealers, sex traffickers, terrorists and all manner of common criminals who attempt to cross our borders in the hundreds of thousands each year. ICE is the nation’s police force protecting our borders, just like the police forces that protect our cities and town across the nation. ICE deports only those illegals and criminals who have no right to cross into the United States. Who would be safe anywhere in America without law enforcement agencies standing between the evil and the innocent?
Trump derangement syndrome has a lot in common with schizophrenia…in that both mental conditions involve delusions. In fact, psychiatrists say that the most common schizophrenia symptom is delusions, which are ideas one believes firmly that are not based in fact.
Examples of delusions held by liberals are that Trump has done nothing to rebuild our economy when he so obviously has…that he is a racist when there is absolutely no evidence…that he conspired with the Russians to win the presidency, when existing evidence shows that the real conspiracy was between the Democrat National Committee lead by Hillary Clinton and the Russians to defeat Donald Trump.
Even worse than the delusions liberals have about Donald Trump is their massively destructive belief that open borders, leaving America wide open to be abused by millions of foreigners, is the right choice for the nation’s future.
Such schizophrenic delusions as these are held with absolute conviction so as not to be changeable by any logical, compelling counterargument or any proof to the contrary. Liberals are often so diehard in their delusions, no matter how bizarre and implausible their beliefs might be, that they are beyond all hope of recognizing and admitting to the truth.
Trump derangement breeds paranoia and hysterical fear. Psychiatrists note that approximately one-third of delusional thoughts due to schizophrenia cause paranoia, a baseless and excessive suspicion of others, and unreasonable fear of their intentions. Today, liberals focus most of their paranoia on President Trump who they accuse of just about every malevolent trait imaginable, from being a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, to being guilty of “crimes against humanity,” to being an outright traitor, who is selling America out to Vladimir Putin.
Should you be confronted by someone suffering from Trump derangement syndrome, you could be looking into the face of sheer madness. Beware…and be careful.
Will the U.S. go to war with Mexico?
Unfounded rumors abound, mostly from the left, that President Trump plans to go to war with North Korea…with Iran…with Venezuela… and now there’s a rumor or two that he intends to invade Mexico.
In regard to Mexico, it’s much more likely that the new Mexican government may want to take the initiative and risk an all-out war with the United States, particularly due to the election this month of an America-hating, Trump-despising leftist president: Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Although Obrador has stated he will work cordially with President Trump, this seems hard to believe in light of his recent threats against Trump and the U.S. He has declared that mass immigration to the United States is a “human right” for all people living on the American continent, which would encompass Canadians, Mexicans and all those living in Central and South America. Obrador further stated that “after the victory of our movement (winning the Mexican presidency), we will defend all the migrants in the world …migrants must [be able to] leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
The “Mexican messiah.” Obrador is a former mayor of Mexico City who holds such extraordinary populist views that the people hail him as the “Mexican messiah.” He views the drug problem in the U.S. as one of our own making, and has previously proposed granting amnesty to the Mexican drug cartels. He has doubled down on this by recently saying that he will pull back the Mexican military from confronting the cartels, and will bring organized crime in the country to heel with an approach of “hugs not bullets.”
Influencing Obrador’s anger at the current administration in Washington is President Trump’s inclination to pull out of the NAFTA agreement, Trump’s imposing tariffs on Mexican goods, and his criticism of Mexico for permitting Central American migrants to march through Mexico to breach our southern border. In discussing the migrants march on the U.S., Obrador promised that “Mexico “will not be doing the dirty work of the USA” in stopping Central Americans who try to reach the United States.
If Obrador really intends to pursue a policy of friendship and cooperation with the U.S., his statements of defiance aren’t showing it. Some think his anger toward the U.S. may simply be brazen boasting to his supporters to convince them that he’ll never allow Mexico to become a puppet of the American government. But if he means what he’s promised about defending the right of hordes of migrants to invade the U.S.—and particularly if he acts to support such an invasion across our borders--he will have committed an act of war against the sovereignty of the United States, one that would result in a military response by the American government.
A conflict Mexico can’t win. The chances are small that Obrador’s defiance will result in an overt assault on our sovereignty. He knows that America will never permit such an invasion and will repel it with devastating consequences for Mexico. But his contempt for our borders will encourage countless thousands more to mistakenly risk the dangerous trek through Mexico in the hope of gaining asylum here in the U.S. In offering this encouragement, Obrador is setting the stage for the suffering and death of all those who will be denied entry and trapped in Mexico. Even our vast resources won’t be sufficient to sustain the lives of potentially millions who will not be permitted to overrun our country.
Obrador’s greatest achievement may prove to be his persistent campaign of populist bravado that has captured the minds and hearts of the Mexican people. Other than this, he appears to be without any sound, realistic plan for lifting his country out of the political corruption and crime that has enslaved it for decades.
“El Presidente” Andrés Manuel López Obrador could likely be nothing more than a “loose cannon” firing toothless challenges at the United States…or he might prove dangerous to our sovereignty. Several news sources report that Obrador is backing off on his threat to our borders. It’s said that he has spoken to Trump and offered to reduce U.S.-bound migration in exchange for American assistance in creating new jobs in Mexico. But it seems that we’ve already tried that with NAFTA and it didn’t work out so well for the U.S…and evidently not well enough for Mexico. Should America attempt to buy Obrador’s aid in reducing the flow of illegals to the U.S.? I think not…at least not right now. It looks like a bad deal and Trump doesn’t make bad deals.
How to neutralize Obrador. But whatever Obrador might be, Washington should begin preparing to counter, to neutralize, any threats we might face from his radicalized government.
One way to begin, that could put a serious hurt on the Mexican economy, would be to discourage American tourists from visiting Mexico. Should Obrador deliver on his threat to help migrants overwhelm our borders, it would be appropriate for our State Department to warn U.S. citizens that dangers to their safety are increasing throughout Mexico, and that our consulates there may not be able to guarantee their protection.
Regardless of any action taken against Mexico by the Trump administration, the time seems right for Americans themselves to send a strong message to the Obrador government. This could simply be to choose not to visit Mexico, and to cancel any and all current travel itineraries that include Mexico. Nearly all will find that avoiding Mexico will only be a tiny, insignificant loss to the pleasures of foreign travel. Think about it. Get involved in putting America first in everything you do.
America suffers from unaccompanied alien children entering illegally.
A new White House report puts in proper perspective the damage done to our country by unaccompanied alien children (UACs) who enter the U.S. illegally. But before discussing the depressing facts and figures illustrating how these border violators hurt us, it must be said that the term “unaccompanied children” is mostly a misnomer. More than half of these illegal aliens are in their teens, and so they should actually be called “unaccompanied minors.” They have proved to be old enough, strong enough, and self-sufficient enough to endure the long trek from their home countries and survive the inhospitable hot, dry regions of Mexico. They are a tough breed that needs no pampering.
The White House reports that legal loopholes have hamstrung immigration enforcement and contributed to the crisis at our border as unaccompanied alien children (UAC) arrivals have surged.
Here are the report highlights:
Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers a mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually, according to a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that include education, medical, law enforcement and welfare. State and local taxpayers get stuck with an overwhelming chunk—$116 billion—of the burden.
Americans murdered by Illegals. No one even mentions the American children killed by illegal aliens who have broken the law to enter our country. The White House report states: Over 63,000 Americans have been killed by illegal aliens since 9/11. Nine-to-twelve Americans are killed per day by these invaders.
Jim Jordan runs for Speaker to lead House to greatness
There are few in the House of Representatives who’ve expressed strong support for the Trump agenda for America in both words and actions. The most notable include Deven Nunes, Mark Meadows, Bob Goodlatte and Jim Jordan, who’s head of the House Freedom Caucus.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has proven to be a courageous stand-up fighter for the most pressing issue in Congress today: immigration reform that protects the safety of U.S. citizens and safeguards our national sovereignty.
Jordan has now decided that to achieve the legislation that serves American best, he must launch a campaign for the House speakership so that for the first time in nearly eight years there will be a speaker who puts citizens first, far beyond the interests of political parties and the greed of corporate billionaires.
When it came to elevating the people over politics and money, former speaker John Boehner was a joke. The current Speaker, Paul Ryan cares little or nothing for the wellbeing of the people, and everything for the objectives of the Republican establishment and the profit motives of the Wall Street crowd
Jordan has launched his run for the speakership by commenting: “Right now, the most important thing is that we do what we [promised]. We get the right kind of immigration bill across the finish line…we actually make the tax cuts permanent…we reform welfare..
It’s pretty clear that the race to replace Ryan as Speaker will be a battle for the heart and soul of the new Republican Party. Jordan’s run will be pitted against likely opponents House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, who barely survived an assault by a deranged liberal activist last year at a Republican softball game practice. Both are strong opponents, but Jordan has that Trump quality that makes him love a fight combined with the will to never give up against the deep state’s determination to make Americans slaves of the liberal left.
Reports from the House say that many Republicans have urged Jordan to run. In addition to his conservative credentials, he serves on the powerful House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.
Jim Jordan is the most likely choice to make the House great…maybe for the first time ever. President Trump would be remiss if he didn’t throw his support behind Jordan.
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.
A tragic moment in Ireland’s history
Only a short time ago, Ireland’s voters decided overwhelmingly to overturn the nation’s ban on abortion. Prior to that, abortion was allowed only in cases where the life of the mother was in jeopardy.
With all that’s going on across the rest of the world, it’s been difficult for us to keep track of events in Ireland. And so, Ireland’s end to its ban on abortions might come as a big shock to many of us. And perhaps rightly so.
For centuries, Ireland has been a fortress of Christianity, particularly Catholicism. It wasn’t many years before the turn of this century when the though of having an abortion, on demand, simply for convenience sake, would have been anathema to most of Ireland’s women. And it wasn’t many decades before that when divorce was though to be sinful, and a divorced women was often regarded as socially unacceptable.
The liberalization of Irish attitudes has come along way. But it has come too far in the eyes of those in Ireland who wanted to maintain the ban on abortion. The spokesperson for a leading anti-abortion group said on the day after the abortion-repeal vote that “Ireland's historic abortion referendum has resulted in a tragedy of historic proportions… and many Irish citizens will wake up not recognizing the country they live in.”
It’s expected that Ireland’s pro-life movement will rise to the challenge of influencing parliament to minimize the impact of the vote that has left life in the womb unprotected. But, the best hope for “pro-lifers” is said to be that Ireland’s parliament may only permit abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and allow it later on only under special circumstances.
According to the Associated Press, “about 72 percent of women voted "yes" to repeal along with about 66 percent of men. The strongest backing came from youthful voters — the exit poll says the only age group in which a majority voted "no" were voters who are 65 or older.
Irish women’s cry for “abortion on demand” is a clear rejection of Christian teachings that say abortion is a mortal sin against God’s law. And it appears in sync with the surging rejection of Christianity all across Western Europe. It’s indicative of the selfish mindset that believes another person growing in a woman’s womb has no rights…and can be destroyed at the whim of the mother. This is evil of the worst kind, and is why the repeal vote is truly a tragedy for Ireland’s relationship with God.
Obama’s DACA allows MS-13 to terrorize U.S.
It comes as no surprise, except to liberal Democrats suffering from Trump derangement syndrome, that Obama’s DACA executive order continues to bring us terrible consequences. These go far beyond the unaffordable financial burden of supporting more than a million low-skilled, poorly educated young migrants that Obama has let into the U.S.
Although there are some DACA people who, with taxpayer-provided financial aid, are functioning well as U.S. residents, there are still too many that require federal and state contributions to sustain them.
But what’s so much worse, devastating, is that MS-13 gang leaders “have exploited loopholes in the DACA policy to infiltrate thousands of foot soldiers into the U.S”. As posted on the Newsmax and other Internet news sites, the MS -13 gang population, that infiltrated across the California border in large numbers, has spread across the country. MS-13 is linked to a series of brutal murders on New York’s Long Island, according to an analysis of ICE arrests.
“ICE officials recently revealed 99 of the 475 illegals arrested in the agency's ‘Operation Matador’ enforcement action on Long Island last year were "confirmed as MS-13 gang members." The MS-13 threat to Long Islanders is soaring. After the arrest of a local MS-13 leader, gang members on Long Island have called for the murder of uniformed police anywhere they find them.
MS-13 assassinations of police are now happening in Florida, where two sheriff’s deputies in Trenton, Florida were shot to death by an MS-13 hitman while they had lunch in a local restaurant.
In California, Governor Jerry Brown’s sanctuary-state policy is permitting the release from prison of dozens of MS-13 members, who go right back to terrorizing California communities, and also move out of state to plunder other communities.
There’s little doubt that federal immigration lawbreakers like Brown should be charged as accessories to these MS-13 murders, and the blood on their hands makes them worthy of the strongest persecution and punishment. The fact that they are allowed to be free to exercise their treacherous activities tells America that the “rule of law” may be finished as the foundation of American justice. We should be ashamed and thoroughly outraged.
On YouTube Trump leads America s charge against evil
Some video makers delight in revealing Donald Trump as a fearless warrior marching against the evil mainstream media. Here’s a tongue and cheek approach to Trump’s battle with the forces of fake news that will have you chuckling. “Diamond” and “Silk” are featured as his faithful sidekicks. Click Here.
Broward sheriff a disciple of “do-nothing” Obama
A report from the Florida Family Association (FFA) brands Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel,a disciple of Barack Obama’s policy to “keep kids out of jail.” On the surface, this policy might seem to be about teaching and helping students stay out of trouble with the law. In reality, it called for school administrators to work with police to hide the activities of dangerous kids like Nikolas Cruz from police scrutiny. The goal was to make Broward schools appear trouble free with the credit going to the re-education efforts of administrators and Sheriff’s Department personnel. And so, no action was taken against Cruz, giving him the freedom to commit the Parkland massacre.
The FFA report also accused the Broward County’s four reluctant deputies of possibly following Sheriff israel’s orders. Additionally, FFA noted that the Sheriff permitted a deputy affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations to provide gun training in mosques. But the Broward Sheriff’s Department did not provide security training to local schools.