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Editor’s note: Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady is a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. He is former president of the Medal of Honor Society.
Echoing many media-phobic NFL owners, Robert Kraft, in defending football players’ disrespect of our veterans and our country, said, “There is no greater
unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics.” He was responding to President Trump, who denounced divisive, pampered millionaires insulting and disrespecting our flag, our veterans and our people. And Trump, by defending our flag, our veterans and our country, is divisive?
Kraft spoke on behalf of a team called the Patriots. A Patriot is one who defends and supports his country. As Trump did. Kraft, unbelievably, defends anti-patriotic players, who have not invested one drop of blood for our freedoms, in their disrespect for those who died for their freedom. His team needs to change its name. If sports are unifying and politics divisive, nothing can be more divisive than sports becoming political.
But football has more problems than players and owners who hate our country. It is a dying sport. In my judgment, it was once the most American of all our sports, emblematic of our motto: E Pluribus Unum. You have a group of people of diverse talents joined by merit, not race or privilege, united as a team for one goal. It epitomized the toughness, diversity, ingenuity, fortitude and togetherness that made our country great. Alas, the limp-wristed liberals are ruining it.
What is happening in football is happening to sports in general and is a reflection of how wimpy we are as a people. It has been my great honor to know heroes from World War I until today. Those guys were tough, brutally honest and would have scorned any notion of
political correctness. I have noticed a softness over the generations, probably a function of our obsession with comfort, which Kahlil Gibran called “that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, then becomes host, and finally master. ” Whatever the reason, we are becoming wimps. Can you imagine men like Ty Cobb or Honus Wagner wearing a glove to protect their pinkies from that cruel hard bat? Or Johnny Unitas complaining because he was thrown to the ground?
Consider what has happened to football. They have taken the punt return, once the most exciting play in football, out of the game. The great open-field runners of the past have been replaced by out-of-bounds runners, often to avoid a hit. The purpose of any play is to gain yards by
hitting people. Not one single yard was ever gained out of bounds.
In the past every player on the field was subject to the same rules. Now some players are more equal/valuable than others and subject to the Hillary rule: the rules don’t apply to them. Quarterbacks and receivers are as pad-protected as any other player – so why can’t they be hit like any other player? Many penalties are undefinable and decided by camera. There is a penalty flag on virtually every other play. The referees huddle more than the teams and often actually decide game outcomes. God help us if the race fascists discover that the referee in charge wears a white hat and the lesser referees wears black. And are their shirts black on white or white on black?
Combine all this with the ridiculous, obscene and juvenile gyrations of grown men celebrating how wonderful they are all over the field, and it is easy to see why fans are turning off.
I have heard all the medical stuff and understand. But the bottom line is wimpiness. If we don’t turn it around sooner or later, anti-wimps, who are not as comfortable as we are, will eat our lunch. I have never met a more dedicated sports fan than myself, but for the first time I switched channels when I saw millionaires disrespecting our country. (Tragically, many of these anti-patriots are blacks egged on by liberal Democrats who enslaved their
ancestors and sponsored Jim Crow and segregation.)
I will never watch another game where any player denounces our country, our veterans and the blood they shed for all our freedoms.
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Thank God that Trump is president in these times.
As America deals with major natural disasters in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the people can
find comfort knowing President Trump is at the helm, and emergency responders (including even FEMA) are functioning well.
I shudder to think of the mess we’d be in had Hillary been in charge.
President Trump is the only politician who truly loves the people, including black people.
ABC News reporter Elex Michaelson noted that the president made “a surprise visit to one of Houston’s largest Harvey evacuation centers. Several of the storm’s survivors told me that his visit lifted their spirits and brought them hope. One [black woman] said, ‘I had a different opinion of him; now I think he’s a wonderful man.'”
This is exactly what the mainstream media and Trump’s opponents don’t want: blacks and others whom they misled finding out that he is sincere, compassionate and capable.
But one Hispanic 12-year-old girl at the Houston center, Savannah Vargas, cried and refused to talk to the president, angry about “what he said about Mexicans and undocumented immigrants.”
When asked if she talked to him about those things, she sobbed: “No because I don’t want to talk to him. I’m just very angry at him.”
Instead of taking the opportunity to clear up her misconception, she judged him. She missed her moment.
How unfortunate that the media and politicians have reviled Donald Trump for telling the truth about our immigration problems – and that this girl’s parent or someone else she looks up to would brainwash her. At 12 years old, she has no business holding such judgment against a good man.
But this is the corruption of so many young people’s minds – especially blacks, Hispanics and other “minorities” – pushed in schools, media and homes.
We’re facing a crisis deeper and more destructive to people’s lives than any hurricane. For decades, the government has brought in illegal aliens and others who hate our freedom and rule of law. The government has attacked our country’s Christian values, and it has advanced the destruction of children and families. These things affect all people, but especially blacks.
Order Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s book, “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood.”
We’ve seen the rise of anger among young people who lack love and common sense – with Black Lives Matter, antifa, MS-13, illegal-alien supporters, the Women’s March and some white nationalists. They hate and reject the weakness of their parents, and of establishment politicians. But in their anger, they cannot see the right way to go; they cannot see they’re destroying themselves.
Since before he was elected, President Trump understood and expressed the “big problems” in our country more clearly and forcefully than anyone else in leadership. He expressed love for the people.
Until Trump, black issues were not on the table, except to promote evil – Americans are called “racist” when they oppose evil. But no one else cares or talks about black unemployment or violence in communities.
Immigration hurts blacks first. They face crime and competition for jobs, education and services “immigrants” bring.
Thankfully, the president took one step in ending DACA – Barack Obama’s
unconstitutional executive order to allow roughly 900,000 illegal aliens who came here as “children” to stay in the country.
DACA is rife with fraud and abuse (former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services manager Matt O’Brien estimated 40 to 50 percent fraud rate), while 98 percent of DACA applicants were accepted. Over 2,100 “dreamers” had their protected status revoked due to gang affiliation, or being suspected or convicted of a felony. Breitbart News reported more than 39,000 obtained legal status through a DACA loophole, and more than 1,000 naturalized.
But the liberal media trot out emotional cases like so-called “dreamer” Karen Caudillo, a young illegal who says she’s a business owner and a junior in college. She tearfully worried about her own future and that of younger DACA recipients: “I’m going to be sent back to a country that I’ve never been to, and I’m going to lose every opportunity that I have.”
Wicked former President Barack Obama called President Trump “cruel.”
President Trump is like a father dealing with children spoiled by their mother. When the government gives people what they don’t deserve (whether DACA, welfare or Obamacare), and a real man comes in to take it away, the people cry and blame the man doing what’s right. They don’t blame themselves, their parents or corrupt politicians for ill-gotten gain – which destroys immigrants’ character. But they cry “racism” and call the good man “wrong.” What a setup!
The more the president talks directly with the people, the more they will see he’s on their side. Only Trump cares about all Americans enough to do what’s right.
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Sarah Palin Is Back And President Trump Couldn’t Be Happier: Sarah Palin has made an endorsement in the Republican primary election in Nevada’s upcoming Senate election. She will be backing attorney and businessman Danny Tarkanian to replace Senator Dean Hel…
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Let Virginia Prosecute the Charlottesville TerrorismDomestic acts of violent crime are typically the purview of the states, not the feds.
One of the odder sidelines of this weekend’s murderous vehicular attack in Charlottesville, which killed a young woman and injured at least 19 others, has been pointed media questioning of Trump-administration officials about terrorism. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked about it on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday morning. Sunday, in appearances on NBC’s Meet the Press and ABC’s This Week, General H. R. McMaster, the White House national-security adviser, was pressed on the matter.Let’s be clear: This line of inquiry is political, not legal.
As a legal matter, to question whether the attack qualifies as terrorism is akin to asking whether the sky is blue. A 20-year-old neo-Nazi, James Alex Field Jr., plowed a car into a crowd of opposition protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The act easily meets federal law’s definition of domestic terrorism. Codified in Section 2331(5) of the penal code, the concept includes:
activities that (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are in violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; . . . and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.You probably noticed that I used the word concept in explaining the federal criminal law’s take on domestic terrorism. I did not say crime. Domestic terrorism is not a federal criminal offense. Federal law reserves criminalization mainly for international terrorism — which involves the same kind of violent intimidation, but only when it transcends national borders or occurs outside our country.
Given the plethora of activity regulated and criminalized by federal law, the omission of domestic terrorism seems strange at first blush. But there are sound policy reasons for it.
Terrorism is often bound up with dissent against our country and our government’s policies. When this activity is driven by foreign forces, it often implicates the first
Yet, when protest is internal, when it is engaged in by Americans against the government and other groups of Americans, it often involves constitutionally protected political speech and assembly. Moreover, our regard for the privacy interests of our fellow Americans — even those who have come to hold their own country in contempt — is considerably higher than it is for foreign actors, and that limits the degree of
When it comes to national security, then, we do not want the federal government investigating the constitutionally protected activities of Americans unless there are solid grounds to believe they are serving a foreign power (including a foreign or international terrorist organization). This is not just an airy theoretical position. There is a dark history of federal-government excess in investigations of sedition. Probes involving Communist penetration of our government and violent political radicalism in our streets have infamously resulted in domestic spying against innocent Americans who, however misguided their policy
Obviously, there is a line at which political protest crosses over into crime. The breach occurs when there is violence, or at least incitement to violence. Generally speaking, domestic acts of violent crime are the purview of the states, not the feds. To justify federal jurisdiction, there must be some overarching national interest — i.e., some area of responsibility the Constitution commits to the central government. So, we draw a sensible line here: The state governments are principally responsible for prosecuting violent acts in their territories, but the feds will intervene when the violence involves foreign powers or the use of weapons of mass destruction (which has manifest interstate ramifications).
So, why have a definition of “domestic terrorism” in federal criminal law if there are no such federal crimes? Because the definition, enacted in the Patriot Act following the 9/11 attacks, provides a solid jurisdictional basis for the FBI and other
Still, violent crime remains primarily a state responsibility. Field committed a heinous intentional homicide, a capital offense in Virginia. The attack resulted in vicious assaults on several others, also serious crimes. The Old Dominion, moreover, is among several states that added domestic-terrorism crimes to their penal codes following 9/11. Virginia’s terrorism provision is a potential death-penalty offense.
For prosecutors, the state crimes are the most straightforward to prove. They prescribe more than adequate punishments, and they do not require juries to wrestle with recondite federal jurisdictional elements — e.g., did the violence in question affect interstate commerce? Consequently, while the Justice Department should be offering Virginia all the assistance it can muster for a prosecution of Field (and any potential conspirators), it should content itself with this support role. Let the state prosecutors and police do the heavy lifting.
Here, alas, we run into the persistent problem of media narratives.
The Obama administration was ostentatiously active in controversial domestic-violence incidents. As with encounters between police and
Plainly, if the Trump Justice Department does not file charges in this case, leftists will claim it is not as committed to civil-rights enforcement as they credit the Obama Justice Department with being. That would be sadly ironic. Ms. Heyer, the racist’s murder victim, happens to have been white — a quirk of the fact that revulsion against racism unites Americans across racial lines. It was against the social-justice presumptions of the Obama Justice Department to enforce the civil-rights laws on behalf of white victims.
In any event, remember the repugnant intimations of racism at Attorney General Sessions’s confirmation hearing? Add to that President Trump’s weak initial statement about the Charlottesville violence — blaming “all sides” and failing to condemn by name the white supremacists who played an instigating and homicidal role. On Monday, the president wisely atoned for this error, slamming “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” Still, there will be pressure on the Justice Department to elbow Virginia prosecutors to the side, lest the Trump administration be seen as uncaring.
That explains why Sessions and McMaster were peppered with questions about terrorism this weekend. It is perfectly obvious that the automotive assault — a tactic jihadists have used for years — is a terrorist crime. The public does not grasp the state–federal division of responsibility between domestic and international terrorism. So, while legal considerations should lead the Trump Justice Department to defer to Virginia’s law-enforcers, it knows that doing so would feed a political narrative that the administration is reluctant to hold white supremacists to account.
There is an additional political dimension. The Left conflates the so-called alt-right (which is radical, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, totalitarian in orientation, and thus not remotely conservative) with the political Right. It would love to add terrorism to that indictment.
Terrorism is the right diagnosis for Field’s murderous act. But it is not the same thing as racism. Condemnable in its own right, racism can fuel terrorism, but it is a different abomination. Democrats and their media partners already smear conservatives with the alt-right’s bigotry. We should not tolerate that libel’s expansion to terrorism.
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Why Was Wife of DWS’s Swindler Staffer Allowed to Leave the Country? By Andrew C. McCarthy — July 26, 2017
In the Morning Jolt, Jim nicely outlines the increasingly bizarre story of a family of Pakistani information technologists who became House staffers under the auspices of Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz (DWS) of Florida, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a Clinton partisan. Over the years, family members were paid millions of dollars, and there are allegations of fraud, property theft, and potential swiping of information to which they had access on the House IT network.The
For now, I want to focus on a narrow part of the story. In early March, as Jim details, Imran’s wife, Hina Alvi, suddenly left the country for Lahore, by way of Doha, Qatar. Notwithstanding the return flight she booked for a date in September 2017, the FBI believes that she actually has no intention to return to the U.S. She had abruptly pulled the couple’s three daughters out of school without alerting the school’s staff, and brought them with her — along with lots of luggage and household goods — to Pakistan.
Hivna had also been on the House
I want to draw attention to a detail about her apparent flight. According to the aforementioned complaint, agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found $12,400 in cash when they searched her belongings. Yet, “ALVI was permitted to board the flight to Qatar and she and her daughters have not returned to the United States.” Her husband, Awan, appeared to be headed to join her when he was arrested yesterday.
Why was Hina Alvi permitted to leave? Why was she not arrested?
Under federal law, a person may carry as much cash in or out of the U.S. as she wishes. There are, however, reporting requirements. A Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments must be completed and filed with CBP if the amount of currency being removed from the country exceeds $10,000. An effort to smuggle out such an amount of cash without completing the report form is a felony, punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. If it is done in conjunction with some other crime (e.g., fraud), or as part of a pattern of illegal activity, the penalty is up to ten years’ imprisonment.
The complaint does not indicate whether Alvi filed the currency-transportation report. I would be very surprised if she did. The form requires the person providing information to identify whose money it is, how the person transporting it came to have it, where it is destined to go, who is to receive it, and so on. Whether a person in the middle of a fraud probe provides truthful information or lies in answering these questions, the answers are usually relevant to the investigation. If she’d filled out the form, you’d expect to find reference to it in the complaint.
So, given the highly