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Archive for January 3rd, 2018

Heritage Sentinel Action


Dear John,
I trust you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here’s to a blessed and productive 2018!
On the Sentinel Strategy Call last night, our VP Dan Holler gave us a preview of the coming year and talked about our offensive and defensive legislative opportunities to extract key conservative policy victories. If you missed the call, you can go back and listen on the Sentinel Nation Facebook page.
Your lawmakers need to hear these three asks from you this week:
1. Government Spending: Tell lawmakers to oppose a bad budget deal. With the January 19 deadline looming, Congress should not bust the spending caps, but instead establish one discretionary spending cap and fully offset any increase in federal spending with spending cuts or reforms.
2. Immigration: Tell lawmakers to support President Trump’s efforts to end DACA, eliminate the diversity visa program, end family-based chain migration, and oppose bipartisan efforts to pass amnesty — including on a January spending package. Congress should secure our borders and reform legal immigration prior to addressing DACA.
3. Obamacare: Tell senators to oppose any straight bailout of Obamacare, including the Alexander-Murray proposal and support President Trump’s decision to end the illegal cost share reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies.

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Please read the updated state of play and action items for our key legislative items in the call notes below, then give me a call or text or email if you have any questions or would like to chat.
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January 2nd: Sentinel Weekly Action Guide

Washington, D.C. Update:
Just before Christmas, Congressional Republicans and President Trump delivered on a key campaign promise to reform our federal tax code and provide significant tax relief to all Americans, and large and small U.S. businesses by signing tax reform into law (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). Congress also pushed a December 22nd deadline for additional discretionary government funding to January 19th via another continuing resolution (H.R.1370). The bill also included a temporary extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP — a Medicaid program). The House is out of session this week, and returns January 8th.  In the Senate, Democrat Doug Jones is expected to be sworn in on January 3rdOne issue to watch is how Republicans plan to use budget reconciliation this year — from a Heritage budget expert: “Will they go back to Obamacare, will they move on to welfare reform, will they use it for both, or nothing?”
Budget and Spending
Enforce Fiscal Controls
State of Play: Congress approved a short term spending bill that will extend government funding through January 19th. Some lawmakers hoped to exploit the last minute nature of a shutdown to force a budget deal that raises out-of-control government spending without any enforceable fiscal controls. The Budget Control Act (BCA) imposes fiscal discipline on Congress by limiting discretionary spending for both defense and non-defense government functions to certain annual spending levels. These spending levels, or “BCA caps”, are set in law and enforced by a process known as “sequestration.” Members of Congress have an extra incentive to formally break the BCA caps as any increase in spending above current law will cause automatic across-the-board spending cuts. Media reports suggest congressional leaders are moving towards a two-year budget deal that would raise the spending caps by $200 billion — totaling more than all increases from past deals combined.
Action Item: Sentinels should ask their members of Congress to 1) adopt an overall discretionary spending cap (instead of the current separate caps on defense and nondefense programs, or spending “firewall”), 2) extend the BCA spending controls beyond their current expiration date of 2021, and 3) make sure any spending increases in the year end budget deal are fully offset, including interest costs incurred over the 10-year budget window.
Resources:   Heritage Action Memo: Fiscal Sanity in The Year End Budget Deal: http://heritageaction.com/2017/12/memo-fiscal-sanity-year-end-budget-deal/
Congress Could Soon Face a Budget Fight. Here’s How Lawmakers Can Rein in Spending: http://www.heritage.org/budget-and-spending/commentary/congress-could-soon-face-budget-fight-heres-how-lawmakers-can-rein

End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

State of Play: The Trump administration announced an end to DACA with a delayed enforcement date of March 5th, 2018. The six month delay is intended to spur congressional action to address both DACA, but could also become a vehicle to address the broader immigration failures. The administration unveiled a list of 70 immigration-related policies Congress should pursue in conjunction with DACA efforts, including the elimination of the “Diversity Visa Lottery” in favor of a merit-based immigration system. 34 House Republicans sent a letter asking Republican Leadership to provide a DACA fix.
Action Item: Sentinels should ask their members of Congress to support President Trump’s efforts to end the unconstitutional and illegal DACA program and enforce U.S. immigration laws, secure our borders, and reform our broken legal immigration system that includes the repeal of the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Additionally, the 1986 mistake of trading amnesty (i.e., DACA) now for border security funding later should not be repeated. Congress should pursue meaningful reforms such as ending chain migration and replacing it with a merit based immigration system. Congress should reject efforts by Democrats and moderate Republicans to codify DACA on any upcoming spending package or otherwise threaten a shutdown.
Resource:  Heritage Action toolkit: http://heritageaction.com/2017/09/no-amnesty-toolkit/
Heritage Action diversity visa lottery memo: http://heritageaction.com/2017/11/eliminating-diversity-visa-lottery-right-way/
Why Congress Should Not Legalize DACA: The Myths Surrounding the Program: http://www.heritage.org/immigration/report/why-congress-should-not-legalize-daca-the-myths-surrounding-the-program

No Obamacare Bailouts

State of Play: Last year, the Trump administration terminated government payments to insurance companies, known as cost-sharing-reduction (CSR) subsidies, that were unconstitutionally being used to prop up Obamacare with taxpayer dollars. While details of the court filing have yet to be released, the Trump administration, congressional Republicans and multiple Democrat-run states settled a lawsuit pertaining to CSR payments. If reports are accurate, the decision could alleviate pressure for congressional action on CSR because the administration could restart those payments. Nonetheless, congressional action is still possible on two measures: the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act, authored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and the Lower Premiums Through Reinsurance Act, introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Nelson (D-FL). Both bills would give billions of federal dollars to insurers in 2018, imposing new wasteful and unnecessary costs on taxpayers.
Action Item: Sentinels should support the Trump administration’s decision to oppose any effort to bailout Obamacare. Heritage Action will continue to 1) oppose any bipartisan efforts to bailout Obamacare and 2) urge the president to overturn the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)’s 2013-era guidance that authorized illegal insurance subsidies for lawmakers and congressional staff so they wouldn’t feel the full burden of Obamacare.
Resources:  Heritage Action activist toolkit: http://heritageaction.com/2017/06/senate-ahca-activist-toolkit/
Heritage Action press release: GOP Splits on Repealing Obamacare’s Regulatory Architecture: http://heritageaction.com/press-releases/gop-splits-repealing-obamacares-regulatory-architecture/
Sentinel brief on Obamacare bailouts: https://heritageaction.com/2017/08/no_more_obamacare_bailouts/
Sentinel brief on Obamacare exemption for Congress: https://heritageaction.com/2017/08/end-obamacare-exemption-congress/

Work Requirements for Food Stamps

State of Play: Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced a work for welfare bill called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2996). This legislation would help reduce poverty and government dependency, increase self-sufficiency, and restore families by strengthening the effective and popular work requirements for all able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) who receive food stamps (SNAP).
Action Item: Sentinels should ask their members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 2996. Click this link http://heritageaction.com/foodstamps/ for a list of cosponsors.
Resources:  Heritage Action activist toolkit: http://heritageaction.com/2017/07/snap-activism-toolkit/
Sentinel brief: http://heritageaction.com/2017/06/welfare-reform-work-requirements-food-stamps/
Heritage Action key vote co-sponsorship: http://heritageaction.com/key-votes/co-sponsorship-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-reform-act-2017-h-r-2996/

Higher Education
Accreditation Reform

State of Play: Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act (H.R.4274 and S.2228). This legislation would empower states with the option to develop their own systems of accrediting colleges and universities, individual courses and curricula, and apprenticeship programs. The HERO Act would decouple federal financing from accreditation so that federal dollars follow the student, not the institution, unleashing new and innovative approaches to higher education in the 21st Century economy. Last week, the House Committee on Education and Workforce held its initial markup of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508). The PROSPER Act is a higher education authorization bill and potential vehicle that could be used by conservatives to pass HERO Act provisions.
Action Item: Sentinels should ask their members of Congress to cosponsor the HERO Act.
Resources:   Heritage Action key vote co-sponsorship: http://heritageaction.com/key-votes/co-sponsorship-higher-education-reform-opportunity-hero-act-2017-h-r-4274/




Rush Limbaugh Makes A Huge Political Prediction For 2018 That No One Saw Coming

Rush Limbaugh

the Democrats have not been shy about flaunting what they think are locked up elections for the House and Senate in 2018. However, Rush Limbaugh may have some bad news for them, and great news for Republicans.
Limbaugh took some of his last couple of minutes before taking a break for the Christmas holiday to make three succinct predictions about the 2018 elections.

“I’m gonna go on record December 22, 2017: Based on all that is known now, the Republican Party is not gonna lose control of the House, they’re not gonna lose control of the Senate — and, in fact, the Democrats may lose even more seats in the Senate. They’re getting so far ahead of themselves that they’re out walking a plank, and they have no idea how thin and precariously balanced it is.”

Democrats knew that taking the house was a longshot so that news may not be as damaging to them, but not gaining control of the Senate. Or even losing seats? Democrats will probably struggle to try to comprehend what Limbaugh means. I mean Trump colluded with Russia and once the people find out that its true all the Republican candidates will fall, right? And the new tax reform that puts more money in the pocket of nearly all people is bad for everyone, right?
Limbaugh expertly silences the Democrats on both points.
 “If there was any collusion, it was between Hillary and the Democrats and the DOJ and the FBI with a tinge of Russia thrown in with the Trump dossier, and this doesn’t take any detective work. They have as much as admitted this in books written about the Clinton campaign, the Trump dossier and how that was commissioned…There’s no doubt in any of our minds what’s really been going on here.

They’re repeating almost verbatim the same mistakes… They’re gonna be campaigning on this tax bill. They think they can really make points by criticizing the Republicans for letting you keep more of your money. The Democrats think there’s some election to be won by promising to take your money back and giving it to Washington so that we can repay what the government has been heisted.”

The Democrats have another thing coming if they think the 2018 elections are going to be a landslide in their favor. The best they can hope for is that they are close, because the way it’s looking now, they may lose in a landslide.



Read the following fact filled article and see the many true examples of how European LE officials in Germany, Great Britain, France and Holland are ignoring Islamic Terrorists in their midst despite their violent acts and threats to commit more terrorism.  In fact, EU Prosecutors’ are turning the tables and blaming the victims for the problems with their Islamic tormentors.  If these govt. officials keep this naive process of not holding Islamists responsible for their crimes combined with allowing more and more unvetted Islamic migrants to enter their countries; the negative birthrate of Europeans compared to large Muslim birthrates; replacing their laws with Sharia; allowing more & more NO GO zones; recognizing Islam as a religion of peace rather than an evil ideology bent on conquering the world; caving to terrorism, etc. those in the EU are destined to become an Islamic state/caliphate.

This deception & political correctness has also happened in the US as FBI under Comey and local law enforcement in liberal democrat controlled cities have often refused to call attacks including multiple murders by radicalized Muslims as radical islamic terrorist attacks.  Instead they have used phrases like “violent extremist” attacks; “lone wolf attacks,” “work place violence” etc.  Until POTUS Trump was elected, the Dept of Homeland Security changed all their manuals and documents covering such attacks thru a program called Countering Violent Extremism which eliminated all references to Islam, radical Islam, Jihad, etc.  The Trump Administration has defunded the old CVE program in favor of using straight language to describe terrorism involving an ideology such as radical Islam. 

 Friday, December 29, 2017

Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists

Friday, December 29, 2017

Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists

Saleh Ali was one of 64,000 Syrian refugees living in the Netherlands. The vast majority, like Ali, are young men. And the largest number of these migrants spend their days idling in Amsterdam.

On Thursday morning, Saleh Ali took a walk to trendy Amstelveenseweg while wearing a keffiyah and waving a terrorist PLO flag. He stopped in front of a Jewish restaurant, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and began smashing the windows. The Amsterdam police stood by and watched quizzically until he was done. Then when he entered the restaurant, they finally called him out and arrested him.

And in two days he was back on the street.

Amsterdam is a very tolerant place. Not just of drugs or prostitution, but of Islamic violence.

Saleh Ali had lied about his past to get his temporary residence permit while claiming to be a refugee. He had combat training and had fought with Jihadists in and out of Syria. He told the police that he had been prepared to die in the attack on the restaurant and that he will continue engaging in violence.

But this information was kept secret until an anonymous source in the police department leaked it. The lawyer for HaCarmel, the restaurant that had been assaulted by the Islamic terrorist, issued a statement expressing outrage that the attacker who had pledged to commit more attacks was back on the street.

“It is incomprehensible and shocking that this man with a terrorist background, who claims to be prepared to commit violence, has been released,” wrote Herman Loonstein, a lawyer and Jewish civil rights activist. He warned that the attacker poses “a serious danger to society.”

And the prosecutor’s office took immediate action by filing a complaint against the restaurant’s lawyer. The Chief Officer of the Public Prosecution Service objected that, “sharing of information from the police interrogation report is ’inappropriate’”. It’s inappropriate because it revealed that Saleh Ali should never have been in the Netherlands and that the authorities had stood around watching while a trained terrorist attacked a Jewish restaurant and then let him go even after he vowed to launch further attacks.




The stunning numbers the Left cannot refute.

January 3, 2018 
Michael Cutler
On November 15, 2014 I was honored to join three true leaders in the United States Congress in a panel discussion on immigration- then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressmen Louis Gohmert and John Fleming.  A video of this panel discussion has been posted on the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s website under the title,  “IMMIGRATION WARSAn all-star panel takes on America’s immigration crisis at Restoration Weekend.”
The video has also been posted on YouTube under the title- “Immigration Wars.”
The perspectives of these true leaders are well worth listening to.
To provide you with a bit of additional material, during my remarks at the panel discussion, I referenced my June 22, 2007 Op-Ed for the Washington Times, Immigration bill a ‘No Go’ that focused on my concerns about the previous attempt to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Senator Jeff Sessions quoted from my commentary, on three separate dates, from the floor of the U.S. during the contentious floor debates in 2007 when Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation was under consideration..  In my piece I recommended that Comprehensive Immigration Reform be given a more honest and descriptive title, I suggested that it be renamed the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act!”  
Discussions about immigration almost invariably focus on the lack of integrity to the border that is supposed to separate the United States from America.  Clearly that border lacks integrity and represents little more than a speed bump to smugglers who transport illegal aliens and contraband including record quantities of dangerous drugs such as heroin and cocaine into the United States.
However, there are many more components to the immigration system including systems by which aliens are granted visas to enter the United States and various immigration benefits such as conferring employment authorization to aliens in the United States and also include the adjudications process by which aliens are granted lawful immigrant status and even United States citizenship.
All of these systems of the immigration system lack integrity.  Aliens who have gone on to commit crimes and even participate in terrorist attacks have often been dissevered to have successfully gamed the immigration benefits program in order to embed themselves in communities around the United States as they went about their deadly preparations.
The findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission must be the starting point for any discussion about immigration legislation.  That commission determined that a lack of border security, including the visa process. and fraud in the immigration benefits program, enabled terrorists to enter and embed themselves in the United States, as they went about their deadly preparations.
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today!  Simply stated, the immigration laws were enacted to save lives and protect the jobs of American workers.  In point of fact, our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.
It is not “Anti-Immigrant” to be “Pro-American!”
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within.  The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!
If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation! 
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
American Lives Matter!
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
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