Saturday, June 23, 2018

Constitution Radio: Restoration

Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs

Saturday 1-3 pm Pacific LIVE on KMET 1490-AM. Listen on your radio, online, or with your KMET phone app. Call in 951-922-3532

The Democrat Party has gone so far off the deep end that even lifelong liberals are leaving the party.  The anger, the hate, and the deception is becoming too much for even the leftist faithful.

As Democrats run for the hills from the progressive liberals of the Democrat leadership, the reality of their corruption at the very top is also becoming common knowledge.

Donald J. Trump ran as an anti-establishment candidate and operates as an anti-establishment President who is working to dismantle the corruption and make America great again . . . could he be the president that also exposes the liberal left for who they really are?

Over 50 years ago Congressman Herlong introduced to Congress a list of 45 Communist Goals for the Takeover of the United States . . . are today's Democrats following that list?  Are they the communist invasion from within?

During the first hour we explore all of these questions on Constitution Radio.

Then, during the second hour, Alan Myers joins us once again, this time to discuss our economic war with China.  Is China guilty of economic aggression as President Trump has stated?

CarStar/AllStar Collision 

Big Stories of the Week, 
June 23, 2018:

⬝ AB 2943 Reveals Democrat Party's Health Care Hypocrisy




The Constitution Quest Game

Newt Gingrich: We have Corruption at the Top

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
In an interview on Fox News, Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told Maria Bartiromo that we have a "very serious problem of corruption at the top."

Gingrich, in referring to the Deep State, said the rule of law is not being followed and has been abused, and the scandal that involves Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the FBI, and others is greater than Watergate and if Congress was doing its job there would be some very serious hearings.

"You probably have the president [Obama] involved. You have the Attorney General Loretta Lynch who you’ll remember met in secret with Bill Clinton the week they were interviewing Hillary. You now have evidence that Comey, the director of the FBI at the time was writing the statement exonerating Hillary two months before the interview."

"There was an enormous conspiracy at the top."

"Let me just point out. To show you how sick the elite media is, they report all that as though it’s something bad about Trump. In any reasonable system of law, Secretary Clinton would already be in jail. All of her senior aides would be in jail."

Jeff Sessions should be "appointing a special counsel." This has nothing to do with Russian collusion. There is no reason for his recusal. "I am mystified" by Jeff Sessions' behavior.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Conservative Voice Radio: Invasion, from without and within

Conservative Voice Radio
Saturdays, 8:00 am Pacific
KMET 1490-AM


Conservative Voice Radio is hosted by Douglas V. Gibbs, with members of the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party (Glenn, Jan and Diane) on KMET 1490-AM every Saturday at 8:00 am Pacific Time.

Podcast available at https://soundcloud.com/kmet-1490-am/sets/conservative-voice-radio

Today's topics:

- Immigration and the Children

- China's American Hostages

- Will Travis Allen help John Cox?

- Utah Primary and the danger of Mitt Romney

- Steve King Targeting Paul Ryan Removal

- Hate Trump Campaign Increases

- U.S. Withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council

- Liberals Hate Free Speech

Friday, June 22, 2018

List of 45 Communist Goals in Full Swing in America

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs

Cleon Skouson, founder of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, wrote a book titled The Naked Communist. In my copy of the book the List of 45 Current Communist Goals is presented on pages 259-262, and follows a section Skousen uses to explain the "Importance of the Psychological War."

Communism, or at least the attempt by communism to bring down America, did not vanish with the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the dismantling of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  The war continues to this day.  Now, however, the invasion has turned internally.  The communists have decided they must change the state of mind of Americans, to get them to accept communism and raise the red flag of socialism themselves.

Recent polls have shown that most young people are fine with socialism, and think negatively towards a free market economy.  Communist slogans and phrases fill our lexicon, and a war against the Constitution is in full swing.  The liberal Democrats have adopted a position of being against freedom of speech, against the right to keep and bear arms, against a free market economy, against liberty, and against the traditional and moral values that have made this country great.

In short, they are closely following the List of 45 Communist Goals for the Takeover of the United States.

As you read the list I have provided below from more than a half of a century ago, notice how many of the goals have been accomplished, or are currently in play.  Spoiler alert: All of them have either been accomplished, or are currently in play. . .

Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963.
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:
[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]
  1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
  5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
  11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
  16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
  17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
  20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
  24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
  26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
  29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
  31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
  32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
  33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
  34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
  37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
  38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
  39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
  40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
  42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
  43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
  45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Public School Indoctrination regarding Climate Change

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

I have a joke I often tell people.  "I believe in Climate Change.  It's called the four seasons."

Historically, the planet has warmed and cooled on its own without human interference.  In fact, we are actually colder than normal, so a warming trend is definitely on the horizon.  The thing is, the latest warming trend, of which the Democrats say we are catastrophically only experiencing the beginning of, ended over two decades ago.

The man-made climate change hysteria is a politically motivated ruse.  Humanity doesn't even spew enough carbon into the atmosphere to make a dent on changing temperatures, and that's if carbon is the actually culprit in the first place.  Carbon Dioxide, as with other gases, are a necessary part of our environmental makeup.  Plants, who provide oxygen, need carbon dioxide to begin that oxygen-making process.

Real scientists have explained that global temperature changes are a natural phenomenon that's been going on a lot longer than the day man first figured out how to make a fire.

That all said, I am not saying we should be careless with our environment.  If there is gunk in the local skies or water, I have no problem with us being good stewards of the planet and cleaning it all up.  However, when environmentalism takes on a magnitude that belches out hysteria and authoritarian control, I've got a problem with it.

I have an even larger problem when theories and false models are proclaimed as the dead truth, and then are used to frighten children into believing the hysteria on a religiously insane level.

Here's a conversation I had with my first-grade, soon to go into second-grade, granddaughter.  She's sharp, has always had a great handle on language, and was reading basic sentences before she even started kindergarten.  However, with only two years in public school, she has already been convinced of the liberal left climate change dogma.

She said to me, "On Earth Day you have to turn off all electronic devices."

"Why?" I asked.

"We have to save the planet.  It's the law.  You have to turn off everything.  Even the TV.  Nothing is allowed to be on, or else you hate the Earth."

"What if," I asked, "I decide to keep on my lights, my computer, my TV, and then later take a trip to have a campfire and cook some marshmallows on the smoky flames."

"Then we will all die, and I would have to tell the police you broke the law on Earth Day."

"Did you know," I added, "That every year on Earth Day I turn on every light in my house, turn on all of the televisions, and do as much as I can with my devices as a form of rebelling against them telling me what to do about this?"

"You do?"

"Yep," I said with a grin, "and the planet is still here."

She gave me a wry look, and then trotted off to play with one of the dogs.

A few years ago when some students, with their teacher guiding them, gave the City of Murrieta a speech about how Murrieta should lead the way with making a law to force people to use reusable grocery bags, I so happened to be at the dais next and killed her argument with some simple facts about the dangers of reusable bags, which includes the chance for them becoming a health hazard if not properly washed, and how the energy it takes to create them is greater than the energy that will be saved by using them.

A friend of mine, Harry Ramos, was on the council at the time, and afterwards he said that as I was laying out the facts, the girl who had given the presentation was crying behind me, with her teacher consoling her.

Think about that.  The dogma is so solid with these kids, and their inability to participate in civil discourse so damaged by the liberal left's way of going about all of this, that she was in tears and was emotionally distraught over this.   Over a myth.  Over a hoax.  Over a politically motivated crock of garbage that the Democrats are utilizing for the sole purpose of control, and political power.

The real frightening thing is that the indoctrination regarding environmentalism is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what they are teaching our children.

The Marxists want good little proletarians.

If you love your children, take them out of public schools.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Democrat Policies Equal Death

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

When the Affordable Care Act was first enacted, and the price of health insurance began its sojourn upward, it took away my access to health insurance. My wife and I make too much to qualify for subsidies, but too little to afford the increase in cost. As a partially disabled veteran I was thankfully exempt from the penalty of not having health insurance, but my Veteran's benefits only cover my injuries. All other health services for myself, and all health needs for my wife, disappeared for us, as a result. Had we have had a medical emergency, would our inability to cover the cost led to our bankruptcy? Or worse?  How many people died due to losing their health insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare?  Before Obamacare, those who the Democrats claim had no insurance did have services available through various State programs, all of which vanished with the emergence of Obamacare.  In other words, the folks at the bottom of the economic ladder would have received care whether Obamacare existed, or not.  Folks like me, however, were placed in a dangerous, and potentially fatal, place, when Obamacare was enacted due to the vicious rise in premiums that we could no longer afford.

Democrats constantly put into place policies like that, where they say they mean well, but what they cause is destruction, and sometimes, death.

Thankfully, despite the inability to repeal Obamacare legislatively, the Trump administration has taken action regarding eventually removing Obamacare. The Justice Department has informed a federal court it would not defend the government in a lawsuit against the health care law.

My California Assemblymember Melissa Melendez recently told me about an initiative on the ballot in November that is sponsored by the SEIU (Service Employees International Union), among the most powerful unions in California, and an organization that runs hand in hand with the liberal democrats. The idea by the initiative is to force employees at dialysis centers to unionize. They tell you it is simply an attempt to cap revenue at dialysis centers (because, remember, all liberals think any kind of profit is bad). By trying to back dialysis center employees into a corner with the threat of a ballot initiative, what will actually happen is that it will force many of these treatment centers to close. For patients, most of whom must get dialysis 3 times a week for about 3 hours each visit, this is life or death. If they don’t get their dialysis, they will die. The democrats are not concerned about those lost lives, as long as they can force employees to start paying dues to the union, so that they can feed that money into the Democrat Party for the purpose of strengthening their political power.

A prominent Republican told me yesterday that the Democrats are also proposing a service tax. For example, when you get your car repaired, you already pay a sales tax on the parts, but now the Democrats want you to pay a service tax on the labor.

Sticking to the car repair example, for many people the added tax will hike up the cost enough where many folks will no longer be able to repair their vehicle. The cost will be too high. With a vehicle on the road without those needed maintenance repairs, the likelihood of vehicular accidents goes up.  If the vehicle is no longer functioning, those folks who are already living on a shoe-string budget won't be able to get to work.

More lives destroyed by Democrat policies.

How about immigration?

While the liberal left is trying to target Trump as an unfeeling racist, and are even throwing around images of children in cages that actually were taken in 2014 (during the Obama administration), the reality is, it has been Democrat Party policies that have been inhumane, and a risk to the lives of Americans.

Last week, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot along the Arizona-Mexico border. It was difficult to find an article on the incident. The mainstream media is not reporting about the incident, and the search engines, when I entered "border patrol officer shot at border" all came up with articles about when "immigrants" got shot by the border patrol, with most of the stories over a year old.

How many people have been killed by illegal aliens because of Democrat Party policies on the issue? Kate Steinle is the most well known case, where a young girl was shot and killed, and then a liberal jury in San Francisco let the illegal alien who committed the crime off scott-free.

What about the ranchers near the border, and the fear they live in because illegals are swarming through their property, causing property damage, and sometimes death to their livestock?

You want to stop the deaths? It's easy. Eliminate the problem.
  • Build the Wall 
  • End chain migration 
  • Terminate catch-and-release policies
  • Eliminate the diversity lottery 
  • Defund Sanctuary Cities States because their policies are unconstitutional 
  • Require E-Verify 
The grim reaper of the Democrat Party is especially active in the Democrat Party's gun control policies.

Almost all mass shootings have been at gun-free zones (98%) . . . a liberal left policy.

All mass shooters except for two of them have been by youths whose fathers are not in the household (statistic presented during recent American Freedom Alliance event, verbalized by Warren Farrell, PhD) . . . a result of liberal left welfare policies and anti-traditional family policies.

Criminologist Gary Kleck estimates that 2.5 million Americans use guns to defend themselves each year. Out of that number, 400,000 believe that but for their firearms, they would have been dead.

Meanwhile, those same anti-gun politicians have no problem using good guys with guns to protect their own children.

How about the deceptively named Healthy Homes and Schools Act, of which even the Los Angeles Times has a problem with?

Aside from being a taxpayer ripoff, the Healthy Homes and Schools Act, if put into place, would allow California officials to inspect your homes (and of course increase the size of bureaucracy in order to administer the new mandate).  The surface argument is they are looking for lead paint in homes built before 1978.

Noble, you say?  Remember, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

The Times says it's an attempt to allow the paint companies off the hook due to a court ruling, and that they are putting profit over people.  That may or may not be true.  But, what it does do, as I said before, is allow State officials to snoop around your house to see if you have lead paint on the walls, and then if they notice anything else they don't like, nab you for it.  The average home owner in a home that old will not be able to afford the change in paint job, anyway.  So, they wind up out on the street.  As for the rest of us, as a Democrat told me, "it's only for older homes, you have nothing to worry about.  Besides, if you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem with allowing the government to inspect your home?"

Spoken like a true authoritarian.

Such good intentions is how it all starts.

In Nazi Germany it began with only the trade unionists.  Then the communists.  Then the Jews.  Then the Christians who refused to offer support to the Nazis.

The Democrats even sought to tax drinking water.  While the initiative died before it got off the ground, it shows you how low these people will go in their attempt to squeeze every penny out of you in taxes.  They have a limit on water usage in place, due to go into effect in a couple years, too.  Rather than work to increase water storage, they'd rather pass restrictive authoritarian laws telling you how much water you are allowed to use.  For some, those limitations, and increased taxes, and increased water rates once the lower usage results in less revenue, will all cause deaths throughout the State due to simply unaffordability by some people.

The Gas tax does the same thing.  How many people, as the gas prices go up, are no longer able to afford commuting to work?  My efforts as a constitutionalist are now in serious jeopardy due to the gas tax.  If the cost to do what I do goes up any more, I will probably have to cease all of my efforts.

What's worse, is that while some infrastructure projects by the State have emerged (of course they have, an election is coming up), for the most part the gas tax money is not going where the Democrats promised.  Meanwhile, people are suffering as a result of the increased tax. . . and the bulk of it hasn't even kicked in, yet.  How many people will die because they lost everything due to the fact that they could no longer afford to live because of the rise in the gas tax?

The grocery bag tax is another killer.  In fact, the grocery bag tax has been causing a severe health hazard situation.  In California the flimsy plastic grocery bags have been outlawed.  You must now pay a ten cent tax for a thicker "re-usable" bag that takes much more energy to create (a person in the industry told me it takes 26 times the amount of energy to manufacture the thicker bags, as opposed to the thinner bags - so unless each bag is being reused at least 26 times, they are actually worse on the environment in terms of energy used in production), and much more time to decay, but most people I've talked to still use them once as they did with their flimsy brothers, making the "save the planet" argument not only a false one, but now the impact on the environment is worse than it was before.  On top of all that, the homeless, who previously used to get their flimsy bags for free, now must also pay a dime for a bag, of which they can't afford to do.  They used the flimsy bags to take a crap, and then would tie up the top of the flimsy bags and throw them away.  Now that they can't get free bags, and the thicker bags are near impossible to tie at the top, they crap on the sidewalk or the bushes in public areas.  They used to use the bags to throw away their needles, too.  Now, in some cities in California, we have an epidemic of needles and human feces in the public right-of-way, and the Democrats can't figure out why we suddenly have these problems.  They are unable to recognize the consequences of their own policies.  How many diseases will emerge from these hazardous conditions created by the Democrat Party's grocery bag policies?

Among the problems with illegal aliens is the diseases they are bringing across the border.  That, too, is yet another deadly problem that we are experiencing due to liberal left policies.  How many people have to get deathly ill as a result of liberal left sanctuary state policies before they are willing to admit that those policies are deadly to Americans?

California is dead last in quality of life due to Democrat Party policies who have run this State for generations.  But, it's not just Democrat-dominated California that is in the crosshairs of the Democrat Grim Reaper.

How many Islamic terrorists are in our midst due to federal Democrat policies regarding immigration and refugees?  How many people must die before the Democrats realize that Islam is anti-American, and a violent ideology that seeks only the death of those who oppose them?  In Michigan a massive raid of terrorist activity just occurred, and of course the Democrats and the liberal media is not even talking about it.

What is worse is that the Democrats know that their policies are deadly.  That's why they twist the truth, and report deceptively to get what they really want . . . political power.

They would rather defend MS-13, whose motto is "kill, rape, and control," because they want the votes.

They would rather be purveyors of deadly problems, than seek solutions, because for the Democrats, they believe deadly policies results in votes, political power, and more wealth for the Democrat Party.  In short, their lust for political power is more important to them than your life.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary


Judge Steven Bailey: Politicians Placing Police At Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJUNE 20, 2018
CONTACT: COREY UHDEN
Communications Director
(951) 501 9944
Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) Calls on Californians to Defeat Legislation to Restrict Use of Force by Police Officers
California - Republican Attorney General candidate Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) is calling on Californians to contact their legislators to express opposition to AB 931 (Weber), a bill that would, among other things, limit use of deadly force by a peace officer to "those situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death to the officer or another person."

"Police officers are required to make split-second judgments in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving. Use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, not the 20/20 vision of hindsight. That is language straight from the U.S. Supreme Court case Graham v. Connor (1989) but California legislators think they know better."
 
"Without consulting law enforcement, Sacramento politicians who have never worn a badge colluded with special interests to write a bill that must be soundly defeated in the State Legislature. California legislators are not only defying common sense, they are proposing an unprecedented departure from the standards of criminal and constitutional law." 

"I am calling on all Californians to contact their State Legislators and express their opposition to this radical, misguided proposal. Together, we can beat the special interests and ensure first responders are heard first in Sacramento."
 
AB 931 passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on a 5-1 vote. Among those who oppose its passage are most California law enforcement organizations: 
 
Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs; California Association of
Highway Patrolmen; California Association of Code Enforcement Officers;
California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations; California College and
University Police Chiefs Association; California Narcotics Officers Association;
California Peace Officers’ Association; California Police Chiefs Association;
California State Sheriffs’ Association; California Statewide Law Enforcement
Association; City of Oakley; City of West Covina; Cloverdale Police Department;
Fraternal Order of Police; Law Enforcement Managers’ Association; Long Beach
Police Officers Association; Los Angeles Police Protective League; Los Angeles
Professional Peace Officers Association; Peace Officers Research Association of
California; Riverside Sheriffs’ Association; Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’
Association 

Judge Steven Bailey is honored to have the endorsements of three county sheriffs; four county DAs, and several law enforcement associations representing more than 15,000 police officers throughout California: Los Angeles Police Protective League; Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs; Deputy Sheriffs' Association of El Dorado County; Placer County Deputy Sheriffs' Association; Roseville Police Officers' Association; Rocklin Police Officers' Association. 
 
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For more information on Judge Steven Bailey, visit www.BaileyForAG.com. 
For a full list of endorsements, visit BaileyForAG.com/Endorsements. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Don't Believe Immigration Children Controversy Message

Turns out Shaun King was wrong. . .
The pic was taken in 2014
during the Obama administration
By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

I oppose amnesty.  If a family commits an illegal action, such as breaking into an amusement park, and they are discovered, would the police arrest and expel from the park only the parents and allow the children to remain in the park?  Would the whole family be put into the same jail cell, or would the children be placed under the guardianship of a family services agency until due process has been fully navigated?

Democrats know that while they oppose the family unit (as revealed by their stances that have targeted traditional family values), Americans have a soft part in their heart for families, and children.  So, the Democrats, for no reason other than political expediency, have pulled out a full all-string orchestra to play a sad tune.  The reality is, the whole "children separated from their family" controversy is nothing more than an attempt by the Democrats to stir your emotions on an issue they have been losing on badly, and the issue that launched Donald J. Trump into the presidency.

President Trump is no pushover, and he is using a strategy that is essentially forcing the Democrats to double-down on what beats them.  He is herding them into screaming for an even more extreme position than the Ryan Amnesty plan calls for.  In short, Trump has positioned the Democrats into admitting they are in support of open borders.  Senator Feinstein out of California, for example, has all of the Democrat Senators as co-sponsors on a bill that would push illegal aliens upon 80% of the States.  This bill, alone, could cost the Democrats a few seats in the U.S. Senate in November.

Horror stories, pinning mistreatment of illegal alien children on the Trump administration, are being hysterically painted on the liberal left's journalistic canvas.  The problem is, it is all a bunch of lies, and a desperate attempt to use their losing illegal alien position as a weapon against the current administration.

The Democrats would rather have a campaign issue, than a solution.  They are trying to pin down Trump not because they care about the children, but because they are desperate for votes in an upcoming election that is beginning to look very bad for the Democrat Party.  They are not the party of solutions.  They are the party of problems.  They need crises, and they never let a crisis go to waste.  If there were no problems, what would they run on in the election?

The Democrats weren't willing to seek a solution for immigration when they had a majority in both Houses of Congress while President Obama was in office, so, why would they seek a solution now?

There was never a solution offered by the Democrats then, and there is no solution being offered now, because they would rather use the immigration issue as a political weapon.

The liberal media went nuts when the Associated Press reported that over the six weeks from April 19 through May 31, federal officials separated about 2,000 children from their families at the U.S.-Mexican border.  The Trump administration shot back that the procedure separating kids from their families exists because of the Democrats in Congress.  The reality is, the policy is encased in a law that was put into place under the Clinton administration, then slammed into what it is now by the Democrats in Congress during the Bush administration, and by the courts under the Obama administration.
In 1997, the Clinton administration entered into something called the Flores Settlement Agreement, which ended a class action lawsuit first brought in the 1980s. 
The settlement established a policy that the federal government would release unaccompanied minors from custody to their parents, relatives, or other caretakers after no more than 20 days, or, alternatively, determine the “least restrictive” setting for the child. 
In a separate development, in 2008 the Democrat-controlled Congress approved bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking and President George W. Bush, a Republican, signed it into law. 
Section 235 (g) in that law, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, states that unaccompanied minors entering the United States must be transferred to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement rather than to the Department of Homeland Security. 
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit expanded the Flores settlement in 2016 to include children brought to the country illegally by their parents. 
For consistency between the provision of the anti-trafficking law and the 9th Circuit’s interpretation of the Flores agreement, children who came into the country illegally with parents had to be taken into HHS custody, said Art Arthur, former general counsel for Immigration and Naturalization Services (now known as Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as well as a former federal immigration judge.
My thing has always been that if you don't want to be separated from your children, don't break the law in the first place.

Jeff Sessions agrees.
“If you’re smuggling a child, then we’re going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law,” Sessions said. “If you don’t want your child separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally. It’s not our fault that somebody does that.”
The reality is, there are only a few choices when it comes to our legal response to illegal aliens breaking federal law by breaking into the United States.  We can release the whole family into the United States (open borders), send the whole family back to where they came from (of which the Democrats claim is cruel), or we must give them due process, treat the case as a legal case that is associated with a crime committed, and in the process the family may be separated during processing and the procedure for various reasons (of which the Democrats are complaining about).  Therefore, from the liberal left's point of view, the only solution is open borders.

Never mind that many of these people are not children or innocent little families, but are gang members, criminals, and worse.

The solution is to stop illegal entry into the country in the first place, and ensure that the immigration procedures and vetting process are used as established by law.  Build the wall, tighten security, increase personnel available to handle incoming legal immigration cases, and in turn discourage the breaking of federal law by entering the country illegally.  This will stem the flow, and discourage frivolous asylum cases.  Isn't that what we want?  Stop the abuse of the system, and let's tend to legitimate refugees who truly need help, and are willing to go through the process in place.

As for the idea that children are being separated from parents and then detained in concentration camps, the idea is false.  An image of children in a cage has circulated through the Democrat ranks, but the reality is that the image was snapped in 2014, during the Obama administration.

The Daily Signal reports:
The Department of Homeland Security rejected the comparison, noting that most children caught crossing the border illegally are not detained by federal officials. 
“We have high standards,” Nielsen said during the White House press briefing Monday. “We give them meals and we give them education and we give them medical care. There are videos, there are TVs. I visited the detention centers myself.” 
In the last fiscal year, 90 percent of apprehended children were released to a sponsor who was either a parent or close relative, according to the department. 
Homeland security officials also say they work with HHS to improve and ease communication between detained parents and their children in HHS care. 
Sponsors may be “a parent, adult sibling, relative, or appropriate home that meets criteria for the safety of the child and continuation of any immigration proceedings,” according to DHS. Also, a parent who is prosecuted and later released can be a sponsor and ask HHS to restore custody of the child. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dedicated a facility to operate primarily as a family reunification and removal center. ICE staff who interact with parents will receive training in trauma-informed care, and the agency will assign staff trained in mental health care to detained parents who have been separated from children, according to DHS.
Some of what is being reported is straight out fake news, but the liberal media thrives on sensational stories, even if they are false. CNN, for example, reported last week that an illegal immigrant from Honduras claimed her nursing daughter was pulled away from her before she was handcuffed. CNN cited a lawyer from a liberal legal group called the Texas Civil Rights Project.
In a conference call with reporters last week, a senior Department of Homeland Security official said this was not the case. 
“We do not separate breastfeeding children from their parents. That does not exist. That is not a policy. That is not something that DHS does,” an official told reporters Friday. “We believe that that is false.”
The immigration reform law calling for mandatory E-Verify died.  Now the less desirable bills are moving through Congress.  I am guessing none of them will pass.

The true stories are never told, however.  While the Democrats work on bringing tears to your eyes because criminals may be separated from their children (and remember, many of these children came unaccompanied), what about the MS-13 members posing as children?  What about people like the ranchers along the border who lives with shadows moving across their property, some of those shadows causing damage to their property, or death to their livestock?

The Democrats want entry for all.  Even the animals of MS-13.

While President Trump is doing what he can to stop the separations the Democrats claim the separation of children from their parents by immigration authorities is an endemic problem.  In response, protesters are out in force with violent demands.  While federal officials are working to uphold immigration law, California is not the only location doing what it can to put in jeopardy public safety by blocking federal immigration efforts.  In Atlanta the mayor signed an order blocking the city jail from being used to accept new illegal alien detainees.  Greyhound is being criticized because they "let" the Border Patrol search one of their buses.

Rush Limbaugh says that the opposition to President Trump on this issue is going to wind up getting people killed.  In fact, Limbaugh specifically fingered the media and their fake news on the issue, that that is will be the media who is 'going to get somebody killed'. 

Through it all, Trump has a handle on all of it.  In the end, I believe he is using their game, and their issue, to expose the Democrats for who they really are. The reality is, they don't care about the children, nor do they care about your safety. All they care about is votes, and power.  Trump is using all of this to expose the liberal left for who they really are on this issue. . . supporters of an open, undefended border, and they support such policies specifically for political power, and no other reason.

I think the Republicans should write a bill that is so conservative that not a single Democrat would even consider supporting it.  Let them vote against it.  Let them tell us who they are.  And then, use that information to fuel a Republican insurgency at the voting booth in November.

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