If you are a follower ofRefugee Resettlement Watch you know I’m on a roadtrip in the American heartland. I’m visiting refugee resettlement hot spots in a month-long tour.
Yesterday I was in Janesville, Wisconsin, Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown, and had an opportunity to meet with some local citizen activists to tell them what to expect if Janesville should be targeted as a new resettlement site.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Ryan’s tenacious competitor Paul Nehlen.
Editor: I am now over 1,200 miles from home and expect to put 4,000 or more miles on my car during my month-long swing through America! More as I get a few minutes at the computer.
Reporter Julia Hahn at Breitbarthas been following the campaign closely. If you haven’t seen some of her good work, go here, here and here.
Here is how Hahn began her latest news on the campaign:
At a press conference held in front of Kenosha News, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen demanded that House Speaker Paul Ryan take down his deceptive Wisconsin TV ads, in which Ryan claims he’s trying to keep Islamic terrorists from entering the country.
As speaker, Paul Ryan should be asked repeatedly in the coming weeks (the primary is August 9th) if he will cut funding for Obama’s promised expansion of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for 2017 (Obama’s last decision on the program will be due before Congress in late September).
The primary is August 9th!
Visit Nehlen’s campaign website and consider donating to the only candidate who could stop Ryan’s open borders impulse! If we get Hillary in the White House and Paul Ryan as Speaker, we are finished. America’s borders will be flung open and a free-for-all unleashed as the third world rushes in.
If you have a few days to spare, contact the campaign and do a road trip to Wisconsin’s first district and give a hand!
One of Donald Trump’s earliest supporters, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, has penned a piece published at World Net Daily citing evidence that Trump is correct in suggesting at least a temporary ban on Muslim immigration (until we figure out what is going on).
By the way, Schlafly lost some of her friends and longtime supporters when she early-on endorsed Donald Trump, but she has not wavered in that support.
Here she points out one of the most overlooked trends, so obvious to many of us, but apparently not to the Left or others who support MORE Muslim immigration: we can screen the first generation until the cows come home, but it is the second generation—the ones we fed, housed and educated on the taxpayer’s dime— which is killing us.
She uses the word “assimilation” but the Obama Administration has assiduously avoided that word which implies becoming American. They prefer “integration” with an implied side-by-side tolerance, but sends the message to the immigrants/refugees that they don’t need to become Americans.
“We admit more than 100,000 lifetime migrants from the Middle East each year,” Trump said. “Since 9/11, hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in terrorism in the United States.”
Trump was right to include the children of immigrants as part of the immigration problem. The Orlando shooter, Mateen, was born in the United States, but a witness said he referred to Afghanistan as “my country.”
Besides Orlando, other mass killings have been perpetrated by the U.S.-born children of Muslim immigrants or individuals who were brought here as children by their Muslim parents. Examples include one of the San Bernardino killers; the Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan; the Tsarnaev brothers, who bombed the Boston Marathon in 2013; and the man who killed four active-duty Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga in 2015.
Read it all here and then don’t forget the Minnesota Somali ‘youths’ wanting to join ISIS by the dozen.
Editor: Sorry I haven’t written much here recently, the refugee issue is reaching a critical mass and I can barely keep up there—at Refugee Resettlement Watch.
Do you follow Sundance at the Conservative Tree House blog? If not, you should.
I don’t know who he (or she) is, or if it is really a ‘they,’ but here in an important post yesterday, Sundance reminds all of us that we can do what he/she has done in exposing the big money/power behind the throne.
Now I believe there is almost nothing so important as citizen journalists especially when they focus like a laser on a critical issue of our day!
Here is Sundance explaining how there are trillions of dollars at stake in the Presidential race and why Donald Trump is such a threat to them (the poster at right says it all).
But, this is the line that jumped out at me:
Anyone with even moderate research skills could assemble the same data if they had: a.) time, and b.) inclination. Sometimes, like the “splitter strategy“, conspiracies are not theory. The behavior inherent within the visible activity is simply just an outcome of a mutually beneficial plan.
Please, please find some time and join the small (so far!) army of citizen journalists, it is really the only hope we have to save America. Find one issue, be persistent, work a little every day, and find a way to get what you learn out to your fellow citizens even if it is just in your home town!
The framers understood the importance of the First Amendment—use it!
Now watch the incredible campus campaign the traumatized Emory students have inspired (hat tip: Sundance for the video).
Feel the chalk!
Did you see it? Even some at the University of Maryland got into the fun of mocking “the little darlings” of Emory! Free speech lives!
No chalk, no sidewalk?
I saw a recommendation of something you too can do. Take a pad of post-it notes and write ‘Trump 2016′ (or whatever, be civil) on each page, keep it in your car and stick’em wherever you go. (Do not deface any surface, however, with markers or pens!). Have fun!
Endnote: This whole Election 2016 is so fascinating (humorous too!), I’m finding I’m getting nothing productive done as I wander aimlessly around social media finding new and more stunning news by the minute. How about you? Having the same problem?
It happened on Friday in her home town of St. Louis; the 91-year-old founder of the Eagle Forumjoined Trump on the stage on the same day that Ben Carson (another strong Christian with a large following) endorsed Trump—a man many self-righteously call a ‘sinner.’
Since when are we electing a ‘pastor-in-chief?’ That is what I want to know!
I only met Mrs. Schlafly once, just over a year ago, and found her unbelievably mentally sharp for a woman in her 9th decade. And, of course was immediately drawn to her because her greatest concern for America is mine as well, and that is a deep foreboding about what mass migration and uncontrolled Muslim immigration to America would do to the fabric of our Christian nation.
She obviously decided that Donald Trump was the only candidate who is willing and able to take on a massive, and what will be a dirty fight, to save our Judeo-Christian heritage and frankly Western civilization!
Call me senile, but that is all that matters this year.
Here is the Washington Poston the endorsement (emphasis is mine). The article begins with a discussion about Cruz courting the Schlafly endorsement:
But in the last few months, it became clear that Cruz might lose Schlafly’s support to a member of her hated “eastern elites.” After the first primary debate, Schlafly credited Trump with steering the Republican Party’s discussion of immigration away from amnesty and toward deportation. When Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, Schlafly told readers of her syndicated column that his idea was constitutionally sound. In a December interview with WorldNetDaily, Schlafly wondered whether it was time for the grass roots to back Trump.
“He does look like he’s the last hope,” Schlafly said. “We don’t hear anybody saying what he’s saying. In fact, most of the people who ought to be lining up with him are attacking him.”
The next month, in an interview with Breitbart News, Schlafly said that Trump seemed to be best positioned to defeat the “kingmakers” of the Republican establishment, but that Cruz should be his first Supreme Court nominee.
“That’s the place I think Cruz should go,” Schlafly explained. “He’s eminently qualified for that. And that would be a perfect solution for him … his qualifications are enormous.”
The news of Schlafly’s endorsement, broken by the conservative St. Louis blogger Jim Hoft, inspired quick criticism from the more mainstream right.
Watch for it, as Schlafly, who is very familiar with vicious attacks, will now come under withering fire—from Republican Party elites among others.
You’ve heard the news I’m sure, but in posting this the point I want to make is this:
The Left never gives up pushing the envelope. They wake up every morning planning their next big outrageous assault on our sovereignty, our Constitution, and our culture. We, who want to preserve America as founded, are constantly on the defense.
It is extremely rare for us to go on the offense, and that is why Donald Trump has been so upsetting to America on the Left andon the Right.
Only Trump this year attempted to do what the Left does in its sleep, push the political debate back in the ‘America First’ direction with his talk of “The Wall” and curtailing Muslim migration to America. More than the issues themselves, it is the pushback that has everyone so disturbed.
And, what do the buffoons on the political Right do, they fight Trump!
They don’t get-it (or don’t want to get-it) that the agitators on the Left, including Soros in this story, are constantly pulling the debate Leftward and our side needs a counterweight.
Our job is not to find the middle!Our job, the job of activists, is to pull the debate in our direction even if it sometimes sounds over-the-top (or we don’t look like nice people!).
Here is the storyat the New York Post that got me thinking about all this earlier this morning (hat tip: Joanne). NY pols want to make citizenship irrelevant. Hey, this is a “democracy” they say, and everbody in America should have a say in how it’s run!
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has long refused to pledge even ceremonial allegiance to the American flag. No surprise, then, that she displays no respect for American citizenship, either.
Mark-Viverito wants to grant voting rights to non-citizens — including, perhaps, illegal immigrants — in all municipal elections. And she’s not alone. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has long refused to pledge even ceremonial allegiance to the American flag. No surprise, then, that she displays no respect for American citizenship, either.
Mark-Viverito wants to grant voting rights to non-citizens — including, perhaps, illegal immigrants — in all municipal elections. And she’s not alone.
It’s all about making sure that New York never again suffers the presence of powerful Republicans.
Mark-Viverito’s short-term goal is to clear the way for immigrant voting in next year’s elections for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and City Council.
Support for the Mark-Viverito-Dromm scheme ranges from the left-leaning usual suspects to hard-core-crazy communists — with Citizens Action of New York (“We work to elect progressive candidates!”) leading the way; hyperpolitical unions like the Service Employees International Union and Communications Workers of America following; activists of all sorts bobbing along in the wake — and George Soros’ Open Society Institute writing lots of checks.
So what is the counterweight political position to illegal aliens being permitted to vote, it is to demand that we BUILD THE WALL! and generally limit mass immigration!
You all know I’m a Trump supporter (even after last night’s debate which admittedly I had to turn off). I used to call myself “conservative” but no more. While I’m still trying to figure out (LOL!) what I am, here are a couple of things I want you to see that are helping me decide which way to go….
And, for the record, if Republican loser Mitt Romney thought he helped the anti-Trump cause yesterday, he blew it badly.
So, just as I was chagrined by the tenor of the debate last night (wishing Trump hadn’t gone there), comes this bit of information also from Diana West,here on Wednesday (hat tip: Richard, Blue Ridge Forum). If this creep Ben Howe is a conservative I refuse to ever be one again (except to say I might consider being an ‘America First Conservative’ if the idea catches on).
Now to that other information from Diana West that I learned this morning which makes Trump’s language mild in comparison…
(Imagine how much work went into West’s collection of the vile language (The Right’s Trump lexicon) used by ‘conservatives’ in just the last few weeks and months! Scroll down to ‘W’ is for whore!)
W is for Whore…..
Super Tuesday tweet by Ben Howe, Redstate contributing editor & CEO of media consulting firm,Howe Creative, whose clients include:
See more of ‘conservative’ (foul language) commentary on Trump at Diana West by clicking here.
I know you will all tell me it’s irrational, but frankly if Trump ends up going third party, I’m going with him. And, you can thank the likes of Ben Howe (whoever he is!).
The South Carolina Republican establishment has shown itself to be paper tigers. Granted their man, Open Borders Marco, inched into 2nd place, but well behind the front leader, Donald Trump.
They could not deliver South Carolina!
In fact when you add up the percentages for the outsiders, those who want to shake up Washington (Trump, Cruz and Carson), a total of 61% of South Carolina voters said they didn’t care if Gov. Nikki Haley, Rep. Trey Gowdy and although not shown in the photo, Senator Lindsey Graham (a fellow member of the infamous Gang of Eight with Marco Rubio) supported Rubio or not!
Correction: A reader tells me that SC god-father Graham supported Jeb (for what good it did). You can be sure he is now on the Rubio train.
Thank goodness for Donald Trump because he is helping all of us see the forces arrayed against America First Conservatives.
Indeed, the weakness of the hold the establishment has on South Carolina has been exposed!
I once had high hopes that Rep. Trey Gowdy, as chairman of the Immigration subcommittee in the House, would be helpful in investigating the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but his lack of initiative even as refugees are moving into Spartanburg, and his endorsement of Rubio for President dispelled that crazy notion!
For more on Rubio, Graham, Haley and Gowdy as it relates to immigration/refugees please visit Refugee Resettlement Watch and search for their names.
That was the attempt by the Bush Administration and Senator John McCain (for amnesty) that was roundly defeated by a massive grassroots effort that I see as the real beginning of the Tea Party movement that ultimately coalesced in 2009.
In 2007, America First Conservatives (although we didn’t know that is really who we were) got a taste of citizen power in defeating that bill(later to be resurrected by the Gang of Eight/Marco Rubio bill that passed the Senate in 2013, but died in the House).
Imagine my surprise to see this story at Vox on Saturday that tells us that Senator Bernie Sanders and then Senator Hillary Clinton were on opposite sides of the debate over one important provision of the Bush-driven legislation.
Sanders was worried about the guest workers provision that could cause American workers to lose their jobs and followed the lead of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that saw the foreign workers (who would be admitted if the bill had become law) as “slave labor.”
Holy cow! I’m on the same side as Bernie Sanders and the SPLC on something!
On many occasions over the years at RRW, I and my readers (see one guest post here), have said that very same thing—refugees are slave laborers for big corporations that need cheap (captive) workers to boost their bottom lines. And, that is why there is so much resistance from some elected Republicans to rein any of it in—they get campaign contributions from big companies (often foreign-owned) and political power from Chambers of Commerce to keep the immigrant labor flow coming.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders differ on how to get things done.
Clinton has billed herself as a pragmatist, willing to take the compromises that are available. Sanders, meanwhile, has positioned himself as an idealist more interested in reinventing the system than in slightly improving it.
This dynamic became clear again during Thursday night’s Democratic debate on PBS and CNN, when Clinton went after Sanders for opposing a 2007 bill that would have bolstered border security and given millions of undocumented immigrants some form of legal status.
“I voted for comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. Sen. Sanders voted against it at that time,” Clinton said. “I think we have to get to comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.”
Sanders countered: “The Southern Poverty Law Center, among other groups, said that the guest worker programs that were embedded in this agreement were akin to slavery. … Akin to slavery — where people came into this country to do guest work were abused, were exploited.”
For one telling of the history of that 2007 Senate debate between the Clinton/Bush position and the Sanders view of things, continue reading.