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Archive for May 14th, 2019


Democrats’ Growing Problem With God

The U.S. was founded upon the assertion espoused in the Declaration of Independence that people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” These rights are bestowed by the highest of all authorities, God, and therefore no mere human government or institution has the authority to remove these rights. No government has greater authority than God, and all humanity, including governments, are ultimately answerable to God.
The Left asserts that the separation of church and state is essential to keep God out of government, but that is in fact the opposite of the Founding Fathers’ rationale in the First Amendment. The intention was to keep the state from dictating to the Church what it could teach and believe concerning God, faith, and religious practice. The Founders recognized that if the Church was not protected from the state, the state would eventually seek to use the Church to dictate what was taught about the nature of God and the relationship of God to the state.
That setup leads us to the recent controversy reported by The New York Times. House Republicans objected to Rep. Diane DeGette (D-CO), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee, leaving off “so help me God” from the honesty oath she administered to a witness. DeGette’s response was dismissive: “This is the oath we use and that’s the oath we’re going to use today.”
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) defended DeGette’s decision, arguing, “I think God belongs in religious institutions: In temple, in church, in cathedral, in mosque — but not in Congress. God doesn’t want to be used.” It is true that God doesn’t want to be used, but diminishing His authority and presence is something He doesn’t want either. He is present not merely in houses of worship but everywhere, including the halls of Congress.
The fact that God’s existence and authority was recognized by our Founders in instituting our government is the very rationale that undergirds the rights that all Americans enjoy. Failure to acknowledge God as the source of our rights will inevitably lead to statists seeking to usurp divine authority on behalf of the state. The rule of men always leads to the eventual loss of rights and tyranny.
Democrats sought to remove any acknowledgement of God from their platform at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, only reversing course after an outcry from their own constituents. Clearly, there are those within the party leadership whose aim is to remove any reference to God, and by doing so remove any notion of an authority higher than the state. If the statists are successful, the Founders’ declaration of “unalienable Rights” will be attacked as a dangerous usurpation of religious interference into government. In fact, it already is.

Adam Schiff has Lied Repeatedly about Trump

Tom Fitton: Adam Schiff has Lied Repeatedly
about Trump–“He’s in on the Scam”

May 13, 2019- JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox
Business Network to discuss the targeting of President Trump over Russia collusion by
Rep. Adam Schiff and others in Congress.

They Can’t Keep Track of Their Own Lies

May 14th, 2019

Listen To Today’s Podcast:

In this episode I address the revealing comments last night by former Congressman Trey Gowdy on Hannity. I also
address the appointment of John Durham to investigate Spygate. Finally, I address the China tariffs and the positive effects of the Trump tax cut

Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third of all sentencings

Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third
of all sentencings Source:
Washington Examiner

Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanic
immigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last
year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission. The
commission said that immigration crimes accounted for 34.4% of
all sentencing cases, up from 30% last year. READ MORE


To those who support socialism, it only fails when it isn’t done correctl

Bernie Sanders, Socialist Piped Piper of Campus Naifs

Bernie Sanders, Socialist Piped Piper of Campus NaifsThe American college campus has long been fertile ground for growing socialists.
Four months before the Russian Revolution of 1905, ISS (The Intercollegiate Socialist Society) was founded on September 12, 1905, when about 50, middle-and-upper class men and women—except for then-poor author Jack London—gathered at Peek’s Restaurant in New York City in response to an invitation from Upton Sinclair. At the time, a series of excerpts from Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, was running in a socialist publication, Appeal to Reason, before the book was released.

The Intercollegiate Socialist Society

In the General Election of 1904, Eugene Debbs, the Socialist Party candidate for President, received 400,000 votes—four times his 1900 tally. Sinclair wrote in his invitation that: ”…the recent remarkable increase in the Socialist vote in America should serve as an indication to the educated men and women in the country that Socialism is a thing concerning which it is no longer wise to be indifferent.” (p.3, The Intercollegiate Socialist Society, 1905-1921, Origins of the Modern American Student Movement, by Max Horn, 1979, Westview Press, source referred to below as “Horn”)

Sinclair defined The ISS purpose as being to promote: ”…an intelligent interest in Socialism among college men and women, graduate and undergraduate, through the formation of study clubs (later renamed Study Chapters) in the colleges and universities, and the encouraging of all legitmate endeavors to awaken an interest in Socialism among the educated men and women of the country.” (p.3, Horn)

In the “Object” section of the subsequent ISS Constitution, additional means to promote “an interest in Socialism” included: ”…by providing speakers and placing books and periodicals on Socialism in college libraries and reading rooms; by holding public meetings, and by publishing or otherwise providing such literature as may be required.” (p.225, Horn)

Before ISS was founded, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley, were precursors to the mission, already having independently formed their own socialist study clubs.

By May 1908, ISS had chapters in seven eastern schools: Barnard, Columbia, New York University, New York University Law School, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard.

ISS generally shared the platform goals of the Socialist Party of America

The President of the Harvard ISS Chapter, Walter Lippmann—destined to become a renowned journalist—commented on the success of ISS at Harvard: “‘There has been an awakening at Harvard in the last three years. I am inclined to think that the club is a good deal more of a symptom than a cause.’ Lippmann’s assessment was correct in part. In retrospect, the Harvard Socialist Club (and one might add the ISS) was clearly a child of the larger movement of social protest and reform during the Progressive era.” (p.39, Horn)

While ISS generally shared the platform goals of the Socialist Party of America, it did not align itself with any one, particular, socialistic ideology. But it was in general agreement ”…regarding the central role of Marx in providing the theoretical basis for the remarkable growth of the international socialist movement.” (p.45, Horn)

And, while ISS did not aim to be a vassal of the Socialist Party, it did see itself as part of the larger socialist movement.

Lippmann advocated a practical approach toward socialism: “Socialism, wrote Lippman, should not be treated as a rigid creed whose utility can be proved my abstract reasoning, in the manner of scholastic philosophers trying to discover the nature of substance. A more profitable way to test the practical value of socialism would be to examine various experiments in public ownership through the world, using social well-being as a standard of measurement.”(p.55, Horn, emphasis added)

The ISS had 15 College Chapters in 1910. By 1916, it had 71. Then, in 1918, only 39.



The ISS decline began with America’s entry into World War I

The Oct-Nov 1916 masthead of The ISS Quarterly listed the colleges then affiliated with the organization.

The ISS decline began with America’s entry into World War I. Many ISS students entered military service. Some went to work in war-related industries. Many among the most active ISS Charter members never returned to school after the war.

The University of Michigan ISS Chapter, pictured above as it was in 1912

The University of Michigan ISS Chapter, pictured above as it was in 1912, was refused meeting space on campus during the war because of “the cloud thrown over all Socialist activities by the war.” (p.153, Horn). World War I damaged the image of socialism.

Also, “Another factor in the decline of college ISS recruitment was the split within the socialist movement in 1919. For the first time since it had been organized in 1905, the shrinking number of radical students was split into socialist and communist factions, foreshadowing the bitter struggles of the thirties.” (p.180, Horn

Difference between a Socialist and a Democrat is rather like the difference between a lama and an alpaca

In 1921, publication of the ISS Quarterly ceased. The organization was finished.
To summarize: “The ISS was part of the great wave of social protest, reform, and radicalism that began early in this (the 20thcentury and reached its high-water mark in the years before the United States entered the Great War.” (p.186, Horn)
Now, jump ahead in time to the only self-avowed Socialist candidate for President of the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running from within the Democratic Party—a party with key leaders unable to define the difference between a Socialist and a Democrat: e.g., Hillary Clinton and former DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  Their difficulty can be explained with an analogy: It is less than that between a lama and an alpaca—two animals closely related and able to cross-breed.
In the 2016 Democrat Primary, Bernie offered a political message that resonated with many college students, as they felt “the Bern”. He’ll make the same play in 2020. And, more than a few on campus will swoon; they’re a fresh pool of potential socialists.
Sanders’ first speech in his Iowa Campaign for the Democrat Party nomination was delivered in Council Bluffs on March 7, 2019. He promised a bundle of stuff that aligns with the socialist agenda. Below are a few samples of the Sanders’ agenda likely to attract today’s on-campus naifs.
  • “Guaranteeing health care to all as a right…”
  • ”…economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice.”
  • ”…high quality, universal pre-K program.”
  • ”…public colleges and universities tuition free…”
  • ”…Social Security benefits. We’re going to expand them.”
  • “We’re going to invest in affordable housing…”
  • ”…everyone is guaranteed a stable job.”


The latest Gallup weekly tracking poll shows Trump enjoying a 91-percent approval rating among Republicans

Monday, 13 May 2019

Trump 5, Democrats 0: So Far, Trump
Is Doing What He Needs to Do to Get Reelected

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Trump 5, Democrats 0: So Far, Trump Is Doing What He Needs to Do to Get Reelected

So far, Trump is doing what he needs to do to get reelected.
The Trump economy is benefitting “Trump country” the most, according to a study the Brookings Institution prepared for Bloomberg News:
Jobs are growing at a faster rate in Trump country than they are in the Democratic-leaning urban and coastal areas….
During the first 21 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the 2,622 mostly rural and exurban counties he won in the 2016 election added jobs at twice the pace they did during the previous two years under the Obama administration….
The uptick in Trump country is crucial to the president’s re-election chances in 2020.
Score one for Trump.
The latest Gallup weekly tracking poll shows Trump enjoying a 91-percent approval rating among Republicans, while his overall support jumped seven percentage points. This bump followed the release of the Mueller report and more news about the expanding economY
Another poll by WPA Intelligence shows that the president holds a critical advantage over Democrats in important states he needs to win reelection. His approval rating in Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Texas was 50 percent or higher, while in Wisconsin his support is 49 percent and in Michigan, 45 percent. Across those six states the poll confirmed Gallup’s results with a 91-percent approval rating among Republicans, 82-percent approval among conservatives, and a very respectable 46-percent approval rating among independents.
Score two for Trump.
A Brookings/Bloomberg poll looked at different sectors of the economy and learned that those industries hardest hit during the Obama years — mining, oil and gas extraction, manufacturing, and trucking — have bounced back strongly under Trump. The mining and oil and gas industry lost 247,000 jobs during Obama’s final years, but has added back 108,000 jobs during Trump’s first two years. Manufacturing suffered a slump during Obama’s final two years, adding only 63,000 jobs. Under Trump, 454,000 jobs have been added.
The trucking industry was also hard hit under Obama, with just 9,000 jobs being added during his final two years in the White House. Since January 2017, the Brookings/Bloomberg study showed that more than 60,000 new jobs have been added during Trump’s first two years.
Score three for Trump.
According to Rasmussen Reports, not only are the American people tired of the Mueller report, they don’t think the Democrats have any chance of impeaching the president or, for that matter, Attorney General William Barr or Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. According to Rasmussen, 71 percent of likely U.S. voters think the House is unlikely to impeach any of them, while just 22 percent consider impeachment as likely.
Score four for Trump.
Trump’s “four corners offense” — a basketball strategy for stalling a game to keep the opposing team from scoring — is working, to the chagrin of Richard Cherwitz. Writing in The Hill, Cherwitz complains that Trump’s strategy of not allowing former White House counsel Don McGahn and others to comply with subpoenas issued by various House committees chaired by rabid anti-Trump Democrats is working. He says it’s “a deliberate and calculated attempt to play a four corners offense.” If those committees press the matter, the issues will likely wind up in court, with decisions probably being delayed until after November 2020’s presidential election. It’s a strategy, wrote Cherwitz, of “running out the clock.”
Second, wrote Cherwitz, Trump controls the narrative through his “relentless Twitter posts.” In addition, Trump is enjoying support from both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as they both consider the Mueller case “closed.”
Score five for Trump.
Cherwitz admitted as much: “This [strategy] poses an enormous challenge for Democrats who need to devise an effective rhetorical strategy to counter the president. Thus far, there doesn’t seem to be one.”
The Democrats continue to flail about, trying to find a strategy with some traction. Instead they propose half-crazy schemes such as the Green New Deal designed to push the country off a financial cliff, gun registration and licensing schemes that enrage the estimated 55 million gun owners who cherish their Second Amendment rights, open borders and, last but not least, Joe Biden as their leading candidate to face Trump next year.
Score: Trump 5, Democrats 0.
 Photo: AP Images
An Ivy League graduate and former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at

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❤ our POTUS!!!

YESSSSSSS!!!!! Finally a real                                                           American in                                                           the White                                                           House!!WOULD THAT BE SMOKE FROM

Poor ol' Joe-the-Joke. I'd love                                                           to watch him                                                           try to walk                                                           and chew gum                                                           at the same                                                           time.




Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry

The United States attorney for Connecticut, John H. Durham, in 2006. He has been assigned to examine the opening of the Russia investigation.CreditCreditBob Child/Associated Press

John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees.

His inquiry is the third known investigation focused on the opening of an F.B.I. counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign into possible ties between Russia’s election interference and Trump associates.

The department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is separately examining investigators’ use of wiretap applications and informants and whether any political bias against Mr. Trump influenced investigative decisions. And John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, has been reviewing aspects of the Russia investigation. His findings have not been announced.


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