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NATO, Does it “Trump” our Constitution?

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President Trump and Tucker Carlson have been lambasted by the liberal and Neocon media for even questioning the relevance of NATO today and whether the NATO Article 5 “Collective Defense” is in America’s best interest!  NATO’s Article 5 make it MANDATORY, by treaty, for the US to defend any NATO member(s) if that member(s) invoke Article 5 if attacked by another nation.  NATO was originally founded as a counter-balance against the former Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact.  With 29 member nations now in NATO, and the Soviet Union no longer in existence, and many of the Warsaw Pact nations not NATO members, is NATO still relevant and does the sheer number of its member make peace LESS likely?

The President and Carlson discussed whether the US has a National interest in defending the tiny and recently added to NATO country of Montenegro!  This country was used as an example and the list of countries could include other NATO nations such as Turkey, Albania, Croatia, and others.  Expanding the NATO membership exponentially raises the risk of the US being involved in a military conflict that is not in our interest.

Take, for example, if Turkey, a NATO member, who is buying sophisticated anti-missile systems and other offensive weapons from RUSSIA, claims that the Iraqi Kurds, attacked Turkey and then invoked the NATO Article 5 Common Defense clause AGAINST IRAQ since the Kurds are part of Northern Iraq!  The Kurds were and still are ally and have been instrumental in our eradication of ISIS in North Eastern Syria!.  

What happens if two NATO nation attack each other?  Which one do we defend if both invoke Article 5?  

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The media set their hair on fire again citing that all of the NATO nations responded to our invoking Article 5 following the 9-11 attack!  Seriously?  Many sent NON-COMBAT support to Afghanistan rather than send in combat troops as indicated by Article 5.  Article 5 inherently calls for military support, not clerical or policing support.   Further, the whole existence of NATO was to act as a counter-balance to the old Soviet Union.  It is curious that the only time Article 5 has been invoked was after an attack on the US by radical Islamists, not Russia!

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was created on April 4th, 1949, some 70 years ago!  NATO began with only 12 member nations including, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Today it consists of 29 countries including Turkey which is rapidly becoming a belligerent Islamic Dictatorship under President Erdogan with increasingly anti-west views. 

With each new member, NATO increases the potential for one of its members to be attacked in some manner by a non-member and thus drawing NATO and by extension, the US into an armed conflict.  For example, if Ukraine had been a member when it was attacked by Russia under Obama, the US and NATO may have had to directly engage Russia in an open conflict.  Rather than the US having the option of negotiating with Russia, the military option may have been the only option.

Can the US Ignore an Article 5 Invocation by a Member Country?

Constitutionally the President could decline or ignore NATO’s invoking of Article 5 if the President did not believe that joining an armed conflict would be in the US best Interest.  Why is this Constitutionally possible?

  1. Supremacy Clause:  You have probably heard of the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution.  This clause is spelled out in Article VI, Clause 2 of our Constitution.  It reads, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. “  This means that all Provisions of the US Constitution, and Laws enacted by Congress, take precedent over all treaties made.  In short, Treaties such as NATO can be overwritten by a provision or power specified in the Constitution or a power granted under a law enacted by Congress.
  2. President as the Commander-in-Chief:  Article II, Section 2, designates the President only as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and as such can withhold the deployment of its troops even if provided for in any specific treaty, such as NATO.  Article II, Section 2 reads: The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;…

So, the President can withhold our troop deployment even if a NATO member invokes the NATO Article 5 call to arms.  There is no doubt that the left-wing media and the members of Congress on both sides would beat their collective chests and decry such an executive decision by the President.  They would all be joined by an outcry of the other NATO nations.  But, the founders intentionally placed the Constitution and the duly enacted laws of the Federal Government above Treaties and placed the ultimate decision to wage war in the office of the President, period.  Even if Congress enacted a law requiring the President to unconditionally engage troops if a NATO member invokes Article 5 this law would be deemed unconstitutional by any originalist  Supreme Court.

Why are These Safeguards Important?

Well, if Turkey moves even further towards a radical Islamic State in the mold of Iran, and then attacks Israel, Jordan, or Kurdish Iraq, and then invokes the NATO Article 5 clause when one of these nations or groups counterattack Turkey, the President could deem our national interest to be more aligned with Israel Jordan or Kurdish Iraq.  Presidential Commander In Chief Constitutional powers TRUMP the NATO treaty!  These Presidential powers also extend to our membership in the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and other international agreements.  WE THE PEOPLE STOPS AT OUR SHORES!

Ultimate Sovereignty:  The founders never intended to cede to any foreign power, or groups of foreign powers, sovereignty over the people of the United States.  Their experience with the heavy-handed King George IV of England was enough to convince them to never cede sovereignty over to anyone! 

God Bless the Founders of this Country and the forethought they put into writing our Constitution.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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Proof Trump-Putin Summit Was a YUGE Success!

The Main Stream Media, The Left, and the RINO Coalition are Criticizing Trump’s Summit!

As I predicted yesterday, (“Dems/Left Scared Silly of What Putin Will Tell Trump About Dems/Left” https://wp.me/pY51c-1cI) the Left, the Media and the RINO Right went nuts today blaming Trump for not being tough on Russia in order to ignore the real gems put forth by Trump and Putin.  What they are not saying, is that both Trump and Putin pointed out the failures of Obama’s Administration in shutting down hacking attacks; Hillary’s vacuuming up $500,000,000 from Russians during her campaign; Mueller’s failure to find any proof of collusion; and most of all,

THE MEDIA, NEVER-TRUMPERS, DEMOCRATS AND THEIR HARD LEFT CRONIES, HAVE INTENTIONALLY BEEN INTERFERING WITH OUR US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS WITH THEIR CONSTANT RANTING AGAINST RUSSIAN MEDDLING WITH US ELECTIONS IN 2016.  THIS MEDDLING PUT THE WORLD AT RISK WITH THE US AND RUSSIA CONTROLLING 90% OF THE WORLD’S NUCLEAR WEAPON!

President Trump made it perfectly clear that he would no longer allow Mueller, the DOJ, the FBI, the Left, the Media and the Never Trumpers to keep him from meeting with Putin or any other world leader.  Read this to mean that it won’t be long until the President blows up the ridiculous Mueller investigation, forces the DOJ/FBI to publicly release all of the information regarding the Russian investigations the Hillary investigations and information on other cases such as Uranium One.  

The good news that as the Trump Presidency marches forward, the world becomes more safe due to Trump Diplomacy.  During  the Obama’s administration, the media slobbered all over themselves when Obama went around the world apologizing and cow-towing to every world leader, ESPECIALLY PUTIN. 

Trump will meet with anyone, anywhere to achieve peaceful solutions!  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Dems/Left Scared Silly of What Putin Will Tell Trump About Dems/Left

 

Wait a minute!  Why are the Dems/Leftists and McCain so adamant that Trump should NOT meet with Putin? 

Well, if our intel knows about Russian meddling and overall cyber hijinks, Putin and Russians certainly know about:

  • Uranium One Deal where Obama/Clinton gave Russia control over 20%+ of our Uranium!
  • How Hillary, Obama, McCain, and other Dems are tied to the “Trump Dossier” and how they conspired with Russia to create dirt on Trump!
  • How Hillary, Obama and other Dems conspired with Russia to lobby electronically against the Trump Campaign.
  • How Mueller and the Left are using the Russian Collusion fiasco to subvert the Trump Presidency and weaken his administration.

Trump has been the toughest President against Russia since Reagan.  He just told Germany not to buy its energy from Russia which only serves to prop up Russia and puts Germany, the EU, and NATO in a position of being blackmailed if they go against Putin’s plans!  Just ask Ukraine how Russia turns off the energy spigot when Russia used this leverage to coerce Ukraine!  

Just what was the Russian Reset?

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Remember when Obama said, “Tell Vlad that I will have more flexibility after the elections (2014)”?  Well, did that include making the Uranium One deal where we gave 20% of our Uranium to Putin?  Did that include using Russia to create dirt on the Trump Campaign?  Did that include using Russia to tweak social media against Trump?  Did that include using Russia to help Hillary to create the “Trump Dossier”?  And on and on and on…

Putin has the Facts!

Think about how much Putin knows of their bilateral dealings with Clinton and Obama!  He knows as much as Clinton and Obama does and probably more!  Talk about an “Ace in the Hole”!  All Putin has to do is give verifiable information to Trump regarding the collusion and inside deals with Obama/Clinton and the left, its media, and McCain will go NUTS!

Can’t wait to hear the real details of this summit at some point.  We may not know for a while whether Putin played these cards but all the while Obama, Clinton, Clapper, Brennan et al will be pooping bullets waiting for Putin then Trump to call their bluff!

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This could indeed be the real Russian Reset!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Are Germany and the European Union Creating their own Demise?

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President Trump at the  NATO meetings reiterated two key concerns regarding the European Union, especially Germany, and their ability to survive in the near future, with or without NATO.  The President’s concerns are no trivial matters, and if not addressed, the consequences could mean a Europe that is defeated from within by Muslim extremists and from without by Russia and its allies.  The sad part is that all three potential fatal wounds are being self-inflicted by the Europeans themselves!

NATO Prime Objective:

It is imperative to understand that NATO was established to stand against the Soviet Union during the cold war and now to safeguard Europe from Russia’s goal to regain its once far-reaching geographical control over Eastern and Southeastern Europe.  Also, to foment instability in the Middle East and establish a Middle Eastern presence in order to further its control over world-wide oil.  

It should also be noted that the Russian economy is weak and relies on energy exports for 70% of the gross domestic product!  This reliance on energy revenue leaves Russia vulnerable to US energy policy unless Russia can checkmate US power via an ability to blackmail our NATO allies!

The President is pushing the NATO members to meet their 2% of GDP military budget commitment.  Why?  To show Russia that the NATO members recognize the threat of Russia as real and that they will commit resources in order to thwart Russian aggression!  The President is sitting down with President Putin of Russia this week.  It is sad that NATO member lag seriously behind their commitments.  This is especially true of Germany who boosts the strongest economy among the EU European members.  The President is having to sell the ‘commitment’ of the EU to NATO in the face of lagging financial commitments by our NATO partners and now the ceding of German and EU autonomy via increasing their dependence on Russian energy supplies!

Germany Surrenders Autonomy to Russia Via the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline!

According to the EU, its members import 69% of their total natural gas needs, 37% FROM RUSSIA.  GERMANY IMPORTS 94% OF ITS NATURAL GAS NEEDS, ALMOST 40% FROM RUSSIA!  Now, Germany is moving forward with Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will make Germany a major hub/distribution center from which to distribute RUSSIAN natural gas to EU members!  The map below shows that the pipeline will be laid to a large degree on the floor of the Baltic Sea.  To the East of the pipeline are the most vulnerable nations and targets of Russian expansionism, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus.  

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Why does Russia need the northern pipeline? 

One of its other major feeder lines to the EU goes through Ukraine who is now engaged in defending itself against a Russian takeover!  The irony is that the EU, including Germany, joined with the US in sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine and ultimately taking over Crimea via a self-proclaimed “annexation”!  Germany and the EU apparently have forgotten that Russia cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine during a harsh winter in order to bring Ukraine to its knees!  What makes Merkel and the EU think that Putin will not use the same tactic against the EU!

The underlying, and arguably the most important Russian need for the pipeline is to hold Germany and the EU hostage if they try to stand against Russian aggression!

  • If Russia invades Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania, would Germany and the EU stand troops against Russia and risk being cut off from a major source of their energy?
  • If Russia invades Ukraine, would Germany and the EU stand troops against Russia and risk being cut off from a major source of their energy?
  • If Russia continues to supply Syria with arms including chemical weapons, would Germany and the EU join a US led opposition to Russia and risk being cut off from a major source of their energy?

In short, if the majority of our NATO partners can be held hostage by Russia and Putin, what good will NATO be to combat Russian aggression!  ZILCH!  Russia has found a way to defeat NATO without firing a shot!  President Trump knows that Russian Energy is the single most potent weapon at Putin’s disposal.

Muslim EU Open Border Immigration:

The second concern that the President addressed was the lack of border control by the EU, led by Germany, in allowing almost unfettered immigration from Muslim countries.  The President’s concern is that the velocity of the immigration negates any orderly assimilation of the new immigrants assuming they have any will to assimilate.  This EU policy has changed the demographics of its members to where 35%+ of their inhabitants are made up of Muslim immigrants.  

Political pressure is already rampant to change European law and replace it or integrate Sharia Law into the legal systems in Europe.  If there are uprisings in the European Union by its new Muslim immigrants, how will the EU defend itself from this internal threat.  How would the US be able to defend the Europeans from themselves!  The President understands this threat and continues to warn the EU that their immigration policies are not in their best interests.  

Are We Facing a Pre-WWII European Appeasement?

Yep.  Without the EU being independent of Russian energy supplies, and without the EU curbing their open borders immigration practices that is draining EU of its treasure, the EU, and this NATO has emasculated itself vis-à-vis Russia!  The President will have to use every tool in his “Art of the Deal” toolkit to convince Putin that NATO is solid enough to stand him down in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, and Syria.  What is more likely, the President will have to convince Putin that the US will stand him down alone if necessary.  Once again, like in WWII, our European allies lack of intestinal fortitude have dealt the US a bad hand.  Thank God Trump is at the helm and he will not capitulate to Putin.

RD Pierini

@RDPIERINI

 

 

 

Overturning Roe v Wade, Why, How, and When?

First of all, you need to know a couple of facts surrounding Roe V. Wade.

  1. The Supreme Court’s decision on Roe V. Wade was fundamentally based on a false “right” that is not in the US Constitution either explicitly or implied, that is the “Right to Privacy”.  At the same time, the right to life is explicitly stated in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.  Further, Federal Law explicitly provides for a double homicide if a pregnant mother is murdered resulting in the death of her unborn child.  Clearly Federal law recognized the unborn child as a life!  Over 30 States have similar double homicide laws!
  2. The Left always clings to what is known as “Settled Law” or more technically known as “stare decisis“, which literally translates as “to stand by decided matters”. 
    1. One, there is NO provision in the US constitution that recognizes settled law as binding on future Supreme Court decisions regarding similar or related matters! 
    2. Two, many prior court decisions have been overturned by subsequent courts in order to remedy MISTAKES by earlier courts.  New facts may evolve that make the earlier decisions moot or based on false assumptions.  Sometimes politically motivated court decisions are reversed by more balanced courts.  No one attributes infallibility to one or all of the Supreme Court Justices and they can make mistakes just like anyone else.  A couple of examples include these cases that the Left loved but will not mention when discussing settled law that has been overturned:
      1. Gay Sex Ban:  Bowers v. Hardwick (1986):  SCOTUS upheld the Georgia law forbidding oral or anal sex between two persons of the same sex.  In 2003, the Supreme Court decided the case of Lawrence v. Texas by rejecting Texas’s anti-sodomy law, essentially declaring that the Bowers decision was incorrect. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion stated, “Bowers was not correct when it was decided, and it is not correct today. It ought not to remain binding precedent. Bowers v. Hardwick should be and now is overruled.”
      2. Illegal for Blacks to have Sex with Whites or to Marry:  Pace v. Alabama (1883):  SCOTUS found for Alabama law and upheld its anti-miscegenation laws that forbid blacks to have sexual relations or marry whites.  This decision was not overturned until 1967 when in Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court finally ruled unanimously that such laws had no legal standing and were merely state-sponsored racism.   It took over 80 years for this settled law to be overturned!  So much for time being a test for settled law!
      3. Institutionalized the Inferiority of Blacks:  1857, Dred Scott v. Sandford:  Quite simply, the 6-3 decision handed down in 1857 declared that black people were inferior to whites, weren’t and couldn’t be U.S. citizens, had no right to file federal lawsuits, and were property that couldn’t be taken from their owners without due process. Furthermore, western territories could no longer ban slavery, and slaves brought into supposedly free territories were not, in fact, freed.  This decision was overturned by two US Constitutional Amendments, the 13th and 14th Amendments.  The 14th Amendment reset the equality of Blacks as citizens but also contains language that may be partly used to overturn Roe V. Wade.  It is;  “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”  While the horrible Dred Scott Supreme Court decision was rightfully overturned, the remedy grants the right to life to EVERY PERSON in this country.  With the advances of science, it can now be proven that a fetal heartbeat can be detected at 4 weeks!  
    3. Federal versus State Control:  Prior to Roe V. Wade, the States were free to allow or regulate or prohibit abortions.  Abortion is not reserved under Federal versus State jurisdiction in the Constitution but SCOTUS in its decision created a Federal protection umbrella for abortions by creating a “new right of privacy” that superseded State’s rights.  The Federalization of abortion in this case failed to protect the “life” of the unborn and gave the mother sole control over the life of her child.  
    4. Overturning Row V. Wade Does Not Prohibit Abortion in the US:  The left constantly states that if Row V. Wade is overturned, that Abortions will be banned in the US and that women will be subjected to coat hanger abortionists!  NOT TRUE.  If Roe V. Wade is overturned, then the control or abolition of abortion will be left to each of the 50 States to decide.  Obviously the majority of States would adopt some form of legal abortion.  

Foundation for Overturning Roe V. Wade:

Since Roe was decided in 1974, huge medical advances have been made in fetal research and knowledge of the gestation process.  DNA research has determined that at the point the female egg is fertilized by the male sperm, a new “person” is formed with DNA separate from the mother and father but made up of characteristics of both.  The chart below shows current understanding of the status of the unborn child as it develops in the womb.  There is no doubt today that the baby’s heart begins to beat after 4 weeks.  By week 5, the baby’s brain and other organs are formed!    Also, the baby had already developed pain receptors after 8 weeks of life.  In short, it is difficult to argue that a separate human being and life has not been created at conception and by the end of a month a human life is formed.  

So, a case will be brought forward based on the science to back up that life begins at conception and at the very least when the heart begins to beat at 4 weeks!  This sets up the Constitutional arguments to protect the life the unborn child that are granted in the 14th Amendment;  “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

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How about the Right to Privacy Argument?

This case will pit the mother’s right to privacy against the right to life of the child, with the latter being explicitly protected by the US Constitution and the former being a contrived right created by SCOTUS in deciding Roe V. Wade.  The Left has already argued many times that the Constitution often protects PEOPLE versus Citizens and the 14th Amendment grants the right to life to PEOPLE specifically.  Therefore, the left cannot argue that life protections do not apply to the unborn child since the child is not a citizen since the Constitution and the 14th Amendment protects People, not just Citizens!  Will the left hide behind “settled law”?  Of course.  But it is  weak argument given the number and seriousness of prior SCOTUS decisions that have been overturned!  Many widely acclaimed by the Left.

When will SCOTUS Overturn Roe?

Hard to say.  But once President Trump’s latest nominee to replace Kennedy is seated, it is a matter of time.  Roberts will still be an unknown but if Ginsburg or another Justice leaves the bench during the Trump Presidency, then overturning Roe is almost a certainty during Trump’s tenure.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Family Separation at the Border Vs Abortion, A Fallacious Comparison

The Left’s new mantra is to demonize President Trump for separating families at the border while ignoring the law, and the fact that this practice has been ongoing since Clinton in 1997, then Bush, then their regal standard-bearer, Obama!  They ignore that 10,000 of the 12,000 separated minors came across the border ILLEGALLY WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS!  They ignore the fact that in the past week when they were “so” outraged at the family separations, 17, 811 babies were ripped from their mother’s womb and killed!  Abortion is the Ultimate Family Separation Tragedy!

Make no mistake, this faux outrage by the left has nothing to do with protecting children.  It is a political strategy to justify OPEN BORDERS in the 2018 Mid-Term and the 2020 Presidential elections.  The Left is seeing that President has succeeded in convincing the American People that his immigration policies of building a wall, eliminating the Visa Lottery, Chain Migration, and tightening the border security and enforcement is the only sensible path to border security and homeland safety. 

President Trump Will NOT Back Down!

What the Left is finally understanding is that this President will not stand idly by and allow them to dominate the narrative!  What the Left is finally understanding is that this President sees Border Security and the Protection of the Homeland as a principle, and not some sound bite!  What the Left is finally understanding is that this President sees the elimination of Open Borders as a principled means to ensure prosperity for American citizens and especially critical to uplifting economically disadvantaged minorities.  

ICE, the Phony Straw Man:

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As a side note, the Left is clamoring for the elimination of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  ICE does not detain and separate illegals crossing the border.  This is done by the Border Patrol (CBP, Customs and Border Protection) who then MUST turn over unaccompanied minors or minors whose parents are being prosecuted to the Health and Human Services agency!  Never try to confuse a liberal with FACTS!  Even Fox News has not recognized this factual error in the Left mantra to “Eliminate Ice”.  

ICE is responsible for deporting criminal illegal aliens, prosecuting smugglers and human traffickers and interdicting terrorists threats at the border.  In 2017, the ICE ERO division (Enforcement, Removal Operations), arrested over 143,000 people and convicted over 92% of those arrested.  In 2016, the ICE HSI unit in charge of investigating and prosecuting human trafficking, initiated 1,029 investigations with a link to human trafficking and recorded 1,952 arrests, 1,176 indictments, and 631 convictions; 435 victims were identified and assisted.  ICE also is responsible for border counter terrorism and the illegal movement of goods, drugs and currency.  So, who does the Left see as the heir apparent to this very effective agency?  NO one!  They merely use ICE erroneously, probably because their wacky membership can remember the word ICE, in order to gin up support for Open Borders!

Losing Battle for the Left

The Left’s protests on this issue will fizzle as did the women’s march and other similar contrived “outrages” ginned up by the Left.  The real issue is that Donald J. Trump is living up to his promises and literally wiping out decades of Left Wing Socialist re-engineering of the United States of America and its foundation, the US Constitution.  This President has annihilated Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of this nation, PERIOD!  

But, be prepared, when this issue backfires on the Left, and it is already starting, they will slither onto another OUTRAGE.  But, this President, will continue to OUTWORK them and their media lackeys and ultimately triumph over their destruction of our Constitutional Republic…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

 

 

FAKE NEWS-Family Separation Political Fallacy

Obama Policies Now Condemned by the Left as a Trump Failure!

24,000 Detained by Obama, 12,000 by Trump

Today, 85% of Separated Children are UNACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS!

Dention of immigrant children - 2014 and 2018

“Stupid is as Stupid Does”!

The Left creates a problem, then blames the Republicans, especially President Trump, for not fixing the problem!  Then, the Left’s media covers “Trump’s failures” wall-to-wall, and many Sheeples believe the rotten media without even educating themselves with the truth!  If you don’t like Fake News, stop watching the mainstream media, MSNBC and CNN, then do your own research! 

Ignorance is NOT BLISS, it is a road to the Death of Liberty!

The current child separation statutory and Flores ruling of the 9th Circuit court has its roots back to the Clinton administration.  The purpose by the left was to create a false emotional issue and visual of children being “ripped” from the arms of their parents.  Yes, the Left purposely created the child separation policy so they could whip up outrage against the policy and then allow families to come in to the country illegally without detention.  Feel smart now?  Open Borders is the Goal, the Children are merely pawns of the Left!

Why Now?

  • One, the mid-term elections are a mere 4 months away and the Left has no winning policies.
  • Two, the Justice Department IG report is damning to the Left, its hold over the DOJ and the FBI, and especially to HRC’s “exoneration” by Comey and his biased cronies.
  • The Trump economy is going gang busters and no matter how loony Nancy Pelosi gets with her “crumbs” and other insane rants the Left has no answer to the lowest unemployment for Blacks and Hispanics in history.  

The Left is looking down the barrel of another embarrassing election loss and this one during a mid-term election that should be easy for them!  The Left and its media lapdogs cannot win without a straw issue.  IF the American people educate themselves, the Left will lose this separation issue and the Left will be blamed as they should be!  Especially since the Left leader in the Senate said he will NOT support legislation to solve the child separation, or any other immigration legislation! 

This should be enough for any thinking person to see that the Left needs issues, not solutions!

Think about your own children.  Illegals entering this country by definition are not screened for communicable diseases.  Illegal children have not received the same vaccines that your children have but are in the same classrooms with your children!  Communicable diseases that were “conquered” by this country are now on the rise, including tuberculosis!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tip
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/06/20/trump-vs-obama-two-approaches-to-migrant-families-and-minors/

 

 

 

Obama DOJ/FBI/Intel Agencies-Treason And Sedition Against the United States

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely…”

The seditious and treasonous nature of the Obama Administration’s activities will go down as the most serious Constitutional threat to our Republic in the history of our nation…

When Lord Acton opined his view on political power in the mid 1800’s, he could not have imagined the seditious and treasonous actions that have been perpetrated on the American voter in the 2016 election and the ensuing Donald J. Trump Administration.  The sedition was borne out of the Obama Administration when its leader, his closest advisors who oversaw all of the key intel agencies, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Secretary of State who became the Democrat Presidential candidate, conspired to ensure that Republican candidate Donald J. Trump would not  become the President of the United States, and then continued with its insurrection following Trump’s successful election.   Their actions quickly morphed into treason when their underlying goal was to overthrow a duly elected President and his lawful administration.

Did anyone who loves this country ever think that the FBI, CIA, and NSA would be used to rig a Presidential Election and then to undermine the duly elected President! 

The Obama administration weaponized the intel agencies and the chief US law enforcement agencies of the most powerful nation on earth to stop the Trump candidacy and later to undermine and overthrow his administration.  They even solicited the assistance of the British intel agencies to create a phony dossier against Trump and to abet a spy the FBI put inside of the Trump Campaign! This FBI would make the perverted J. Edgar Hoover Blush with envy!  

 How did we get to this point?

Acquiescent Congress: 

Republicans in Congress would do anything to make sure they weren’t accused of playing partisan politics including abrogating their Constitutional responsibilities.  When was the last time you actually believed that a Republican oversight committee would actually hold the DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA etc. accountable for wrongdoing?  Remember the IRS/Lois Lerner Scandal?  Remember the Benghazi tragedy?  Remember Fast and Furious gun running?  Remember when Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress but then the Congress did not hold him accountable.  Remember when Obama “legislated: from the oval office on DACA; recess appointments when Congress was not in recess; the regime-change war on Libya without Congressional approval; Obama forcing Chrysler SECURED creditors into accepting 30 cents on a dollar; Obama continually changed the implementation dates for Obamacare based on political considerations even though the law was explicit on its implementation schedule; and many other unconstitutional executive usurpation of legislative powers by Obama.  Throughout all of the unlawful Obama years, the Republican led Congresses stood idly by and did not challenge Obama in court for his “theft” of their legislative powers.

9-11 and Electronic Surveillance Free-For-All:

During the Clinton presidency, we witnessed this president’s use of FBI files on individuals to target those who opposed his administration.  A bit of a throwback to J. Edgar!  Then, after the 9-11 attack on the US, Congress and the Bush administration threw the doors open on foreign and DOMESTIC spying via electronic surveillance of phone calls, emails, text messaging etc..  They put the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Act on steroids! 

What a perfect political tool to use against one’s political opponents!  Better than the Clinton’s use of the paper FBI files!

We lowly taxpayers and citizens were assured, by Obama’s James Clapper (DNI) and John Brennan (CIA), that there were check and balances and that mere citizen-mortals could not be surveilled nor was there data being saved on US Citizens.  And, that Congress had oversight responsibility to make sure that citizens were protected from an out of control Intelligent Service (IS).  Just to make sure, Congress had demanded that the IS get a “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Warrant” from a FISA Court that was made of up 6 or so rotating judges in order to surveil foreign sources or US Citizens.  BUT, these “judges” have literally rubber stamped and approved 99.96% of the applications!  Yes, 99.96%!  Feel safe now?  Further, there is no oversight over the FISA courts other than the Chief Justice of the US who could really care less!  There is no statutory independent review of the FISA Court actions.  

I thought American citizens could not be surveilled?  NOPE!  They can get caught up with the surveillance of a foreign person and they can even get a tap based on a fake dossier created by a political operative, paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign and aided and abetted by our own DOJ, FBI, CIA, and NSA under Obama!  So, both US citizens and foreign nationals can be electronically surveilled by our intelligent services including the FBI domestically!  

In the 2016 Presidential election and before, the Obama Administration unleashed the full power of our intelligence services, and their access to electronic surveillance, as well as other federal positions including the Ambassador to the UN against a POLITICAL OPPONENT in order to fix the outcome of our Presidential Election.  Let that sink in!

  The DOJ, FBI, CIA, DNI and others spied on the Trump Campaign and following the election on the Trump Administration itself.  Obama used the spies to plant info into the Trump Campaign that would later be used as “evidence” that the campaign was conspiring with Russia against poor little Hillary and the Democrats.  They then used the so-called  “Trump Dossier” and other phony information that they created out of thin air to directly surveil the campaign and its principals including the President himself.  They then used the Comey firing to justify a “special counsel” to launch an open-ended, public investigation into the Trump Campaign, the Trump Administration and its principals.

Solutions!

Our founding fathers knew that unlawful people in power could in practice tear up the constitutional checks and balances they built-in to protect we the people.  Well, both Republican and Democrat administration and Congresses have demonstrated unlawful behavior and have created an unchecked Federal government capable of violating everyone’s constitutional rights, including the President of the United States!  I in no way believe that these solutions will be better than those envisioned by our founding fathers and that given enough incentive and moral depravity, there are those who will someday believe that they know better than our founders and will take extra-constitution, i.e. illegal, measures to thwart the system for their own purposes.  Remember the title of Director Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty”.  There should be no higher loyalty than to our constitution and our rule of law.

  • Foreign and Domestic Surveillance:  

    • The “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” (FISA) must be restructured when it comes to granting the surveillance of a US Citizen.
      • The FISA court can not be a sub-set of the Supreme Court as some of the actions of the FISA courts may be appealed to and adjudicated  by the Supreme Court.
      • The FISA court should be changed to a 12 judge rotating group, but rather than a single judge reviewing warrant applications, a 3 judge panel would review the applications. This would mitigate the possibility of a single judge being prejudiced in favor of the IS and therefore more likely to grant the warrant.  The 12 judges would be spread out over various federal districts rather than rely only on the DC district court judges.
      • All FISA warrants to surveil a US Citizen must be approved by the Attorney General, the Director of the FBI, and the National Security Advisor to the President.  If a US citizen is to be surveilled, then the approval must include the highest national security advisor to the President him or herself.
      • The House and Senate Intelligence Committee must have direct access to all FISA warrants issued on US Citizens or US Citizens with dual citizenship.
      • No FISA warrants can be issued to surveil a candidate for the Presidency, the House, or the Senate, or the sitting President, a sitting member of the House, Senate or the Supreme Court, without the approval by the President of the United States with notification to the Congressional Intelligence Committees.
      • This review and approval process must also be followed if the name of a US Citizen is requested to be “unmasked” during the surveillance of a foreign national.
  • The FBI:

    • The FBI would be disbanded as it is structured today.
    • The criminal division would be moved under the US Marshals Service and remain under the Attorney General.
    • The counter intelligence division would be moved under the Department of Homeland Security and report to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
    • If a foreign threat is detected in or to the homeland, the investigation would be coordinated with the FBI criminal division as a task force operation.  This will eliminate the DOJ from being able to hide behind counter intelligence classified investigations for domestic investigations!
  • Department of Justice:

    • The Department of Justice would be reorganized with the key divisions reporting directly to the AG rather than all major divisions reporting THROUGH the Deputy Attorney General.  All of the investigative divisions, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Naturalization, the Federal Marshal’s Service, and other such investigative divisions would report directly to the AG along with other cross executive branch functions.
    • The Department of Justice must comply with Congressional oversight subpoenas as per requested content and timing.  If the DOJ cannot comply with a subpoena as requested, the DOJ must notify the President and the requesting Congressional oversight committee immediately.
    • Any redactions to requested documents would be made available for unredacted viewing to the committee members with proper security clearances. 

In the final analysis, we hope to elect officials that will appoint honest men and women to serve our country.  But, what is at stake in terms of money and power, we must remember that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”!

RD Pierini

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https://acton.org/research/lord-acton-quote-archive

 

 

Otto Warmbier, A Legacy Of Life

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Otto lost his short life on June 19, 2017, after incarceration in North Korea and profound physical abuse by the Kim Jong Un regime.   Otto’s curiosity of life led him to North Korea on a tour of this black regime following his international study program in Hong Kong.  His youth, inexperience, and naiveté led him into a death spiral and onto the international geo-political stage.  Otto’s death was vividly on display for the world to look upon in horror and witness firsthand just how oppressive the Kim regime had become. 

Otto’s life of incarceration became intertwined with a struggle to eliminate the threat of nuclear war with North Korea as the chief protagonist and threat to world peace. 

We often ask why God allows certain tragedies to occur that we simply cannot comprehend.  I proffer that Otto’s sacrifice actually contributed to the saving of thousands if not millions of lives by playing a major role in bringing this dark regime to the negotiating table that will hopefully lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Perhaps even the horrific regime of the Kim dynasty will join with humanity and curtail its oppressive practices on its own people and its threats to his neighbors and the world at large.

Otto’s, and his family’s sacrifice, stunned the world and specifically the American People.  President Trump had been waging a rhetorical and sanctions war against the outlaw Kim regime in an effort to intimidate the regime to give up its nuclear ambitions.  The American People embraced the suffering of Otto and the horror of his parents, Fred and Cindy, and his siblings.  Otto’s suffering steeled the resolve of President Trump and the American people to stand firm against the Kim regime.  

A picture of Otto Warmbier being taking away by North Korean soldiers

Otto’s legacy will be that his sacrifice was a major factor in the possible ending of the Korean War and the end to the nuclear program of North Korea. 

His legacy will also be the key to the release of the three other American detainees that occurred today.  Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong-chul owe their release in a large part to Otto.  Fred and Cindy Warmbier, 

President Trump, and the American People should hold-up Otto as a National Hero and if the Korean Peninsula is ultimately denuclearized, Otto should be a candidate for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Impact of Neil Gorsuch’s Decision to Join Lib Judges in Immigration Case

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Conservatives everywhere have their “panties in a bunch” regarding Gorsuch voting with the liberals on the Supreme court today (5-4) regarding the deportation of an immigrant who has been convicted of two “violent” crimes!  The majority, with Gorsuch support, ruled that a specific clause in Title 18, Part I. Chapter 1, § 16  is too vague as it defined “violent crime”.   This definition of a “violent crime” is used in our Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 US Code § 16, therefore the two are both referenced in this decision.

In this case, Sessions v. Dimaya, James Garcia Dimaya, a legal permanent resident of the United states, was convicted of committing two separate first degree residential burglary.  In 2010, Attorney General Loretta Lynch began deportation proceedings against Dimaya as the immigration laws allow for the deportation of permanent residents (green card holders), if they have been convicted of aggravated felonies.  The Immigration Judge ruled that Dimaya is subject to deportation but his deportation was blocked by the Ninth Circuit, of course, and the case ended up with the SCOTUS with AG Jeff Sessions as the government party.

While the other prevailing liberal justices went further than Gorsuch’s objection to the definition of a “violent” crime, Gorsuch did limit his ruling solely on the ambiguous nature of the definition itself.  Gorsuch’s opinion had nothing to do with immigration law per se but on the overall defining of a burglary as a violent crime.  The legal definition of a “violent” crime includes the following two parts:

a) an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or prop­erty of another, or

b) any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.

 

It is difficult to link a burglary, an act of entering onto someone’s UNINHABITED property and remove (steal) that person’s property, with a “violent crime”.    If the person is not present, it is difficult to apply “threatened use of physical force against the person”.  You could apply it to the physical force against property.  

Gorsuch argued that the definitions of “violent crimes” need to be clarified so as to provide judges a clear roadmap when applying these definitions to specific cases.  In short, Gorsuch is sending a signal to Congress to clean up this language and provide a clear definition of a “violent crime” so it can be applied in a uniform manner.

So, before you slash your wrists, Gorsuch did not betray his conservative interpretation of the US Constitution in this matter.  He is picky when it comes to criminal law that may impose penalties , (even including deportation) and insists that Congress provide clear-cut definitions that are not subject to capricious interpretations by various court levels.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini