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RACIST! – Democrat One Trick Poney is Dying

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I, for one, am sick and tired of being called a racist because of my skin color, my political affiliation, or for whom I choose to support as my President, Senators, or Representatives. 

I know that it was Democrats who fought to maintain slavery during the civil war.

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I know that it was Democrats who founded the KKK in order to fight against the post Civil War full emancipation of former slaves and other Black Americans.

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I know that it was Democrats who created the Jim Crow Laws to circumvent newly acquired freedoms for Black Americans.

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#1:  I know President Donald J. Trump, and we, his supporters, are NOT RACIST and fully and unconditionally support equal rights, freedoms, and opportunity for each and every US CITIZEN regardless of their race, religion, country of origin, gender, and sexual preference.

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#2:  President Trump and his supporters stand behind strong border laws and enforcement in order to protect the safety, economic opportunity, and continuing growth of the US so that its citizens and companies can create opportunities for our current citizens and future LEGAL Immigrants.

I supported Dr. Martin King Jr.’s movement, his ideals, and his objectives and I still do.  When I was a mayor of a California City, I worked hard to provide clean water and waste services to two minority communities that were contiguous to our City,  which netted me dead fish on my lawn and toilet paper in my trees.  

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The Left has regressed into kindergartners and can only resort to name calling when challenged on policy or when they don’t have an argument against sound policy on the Right.


I support Donald Trump who has raised the standard of living for all minorities; created an economy that has lifted Black, Asian and Hispanic unemployment to all time lows; created opportunity zones in primarily minority communities in order to entice investment in these communities to rebuild Democrat destroyed neighborhoods and cities.  I support Donald Trump because he has fought anti-gay regimes around the world.  I support Donald Trump because he believes that ALL of our laws, including immigration, are to be followed without exception.  I support Donald Trump because no matter what vile and viscious and ignorant attacks you throw at him he still fights to make this country be the best it can FOR YOU!

My 2020 Creed

I will no longer accept you branding me or my President as a Racist.

I will no longer accept you branding me or my President as a Misogynist.

I will no longer accept you branding me or my President as a Homophobe.

I will no longer accept you branding me or my President as a White Supremacist.

I will no longer accept you branding me or my President as an anti-woman bigot.

I will no longer accept you attempting to silence my speech because you disagree with it or you find it politically incorrect.

I will no longer accept you telling me that my religious beliefs are bigotted, intolerant or un-American just because you disagree with me.

I will no longer stand silent and allow you to denigrate members of our military, our police, and all of our men and women of all federal agencies who enforce our laws including members of ICE and the Customs and Border Enforcement agency.

Wake Up America

You have been waiting for a President who Would Stand Up and Fight for All Americans.  You have one now in Donald J. Trump.  Where are you!

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RD Pierini



2020-Lefty Democrat Party, Talk About the Wrong Stuff For America!

Dem 2020 Presidential Candidates-And These Are NOT the Nuttiest!

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Welcome to the New Democrat Party.  I have been writing for years that my old Democrat Party has been hijacked by the radical, globalist, anarchist Left, hell bent on destroying the greatness of the US as we are the last bastion of hope for freedom throughout the world.  Our European ancestors have already succumbed to Leftist ideology of open borders, government control of their economies, and an ever increasing erosion of personal freedom and personal property autonomy.

The current slate of Democrat Presidential candidates espouse (compilation of current promises):

  • Reversing the 2017 Tax and Regulatory cuts and even increasing taxes way beyond Pre-2017 levels
  • Abortion on demand including post birth abortion
  • Expanding the Supreme Court and adding more liberal justices
  • Eliminate the Electoral College and elect the President based on popular vote
  • The passing of the Green New Deal (GND) (highlights below)
    • Bans affordable energy via fossil fuel production and use
    • Eliminates Nuclear Energy even though it as green as anything they propose
    • Eliminate 99% of all combustion engine automobiles and replace them with “electric” cars
    • Gut and Rebuild every building in the US and make them “green” compliant
    • Eliminate air travel and replace it with rail transportation
    • Government Guarantee of a Job for Everyone!
    • Free Education for life for all Americans, and any other nationality who wishes to walk into America
    • Government will provide healthy food to every “person” in the US
    • Government provided safe, affordable, adequate housing for everyone (like the homeless in California?)  K. Harris wants to give money for housing to persons of color and recreate the 2008 Great Recession
    • Guaranteed income for everyone including those who are unable or unwilling to work
    • Ban meat to get rid of the farting cows
  • Open Borders; decriminalization of illegal border entry
  • Government run healthcare via “Medicare” for all
  • The weakening of our military
  • Wide expansion of gun-control
  • Federal legalization of Marijuana and other illicit drugs
  • Granting more control over the US by International organizations such as the UN and the WTO
  • Kill all of Trump’s Trade deals and allow the outsourcing of our industries and jobs
  • Slavery Reparations
  • Pardoning 50% of all federal prisoners
  • Forgive all student loan debt
  • More money for teachers and public schools
  • Eliminate charter school subsidies.
  • Forced Busing to achieve desegregation of our schools

None of the candidates have any clue how to pay for these programs and most of the programs have only marginal public support.  So what?  If they win, keep the House and take back the Senate, the Left will erase the gains made by the US under Trump and FastTrack these leftist anti-American programs.  ELECTIONS DO MATTER AND THIS ONE MORE THAN MOST.

The Left “A” Squad

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If the 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidates don’t scare you to death, just consider how whacky the “Big Four Squad” of Democrats are and these women have already been elected to Congress in the 2018 Mid-Terms!  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley make up the squad and their disdain for everything American doesn’t exclude the Democrat Party.  This group actively promotes anti-Semitism, utter disdain for anyone white, promotes overt hatred for Israel, totally dismisses our history and our heritage as deeply flawed and worthless, and believes our Constitution is worthless.  In short, they represent the anarchist left-wing of the now Democrat Party.  Is this too harsh of a characterization of the Squad?  Consider the definition of an anarchist:  “a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power.”  

This group is driving the far left-wing platform of the 2020 Democrat candidates to the point Joe Biden can’t keep up!  This group is trying to overtake and pass the leftist takeover of Europe in terms of left-wing globalist policy and national identity destruction. The Squad exhibits no love for America, its values, history, or its

European Model:

I have written about the fact that Europe capitulated to this Leftist movement when they formed the European Union (EU) and wiped out national borders throughout Europe and concentrated power in the EU’s Parliament, European Council, and other such bodies.  Local national autonomy has been replaced by a super-body of like-minded globalist bureaucrats in Brussels. 

The population of the EU is 500,000,000 people with a combined GDP of $18.75 Trillion, second only to the US and $6 Trillion higher than China.  I suggest that Europe is as big a danger to the US as China or Russia but in a different way.  Europe and the US used to be considered “the West”.  Europe has basically abandoned their Western values and national boundaries and supplanted their sovereignty with semi-open borders and erased capitalism with socialism in terms of centralized control over sovereign nations and their economies.   Basically, with Germany as the strongest nation in the EU, Germany was able to consoldiate Europe without firing a shot!  I am sure Hitler is looking up from hell shaking his head!

Their risk to the US is their propensity to seek peace at all cost; an unwillingness to defend itself; and a willingness to abandon free speech and other freedoms for the “common good”.  If Europe is attacked from within or without, the US has to defend them.  At that point in time it may or may not be in our national interest but we will not have a choice, as long as their is a Pro-America President in the White House.  If we have a Leftist President, he or she will preside over what will basically be a surrender to the invading forces.  After all, it is the “Wests” fault that they were empire building slave traders who have ruined our earthly utopia! 

World War III will be much different than the last world conflagration as nuclear weapons will be in the mix and our enemies ability to micro-target civilian populations will be a deciding factor.  With heavy populations of Islamist within each of the European nations, Europe will have to fight both an external and internal enemy!

Post 2020 Democrat Presidential Victory-The American Epilogue

You can take to the bank the fact that one of the left-leaning Democrat Presidential candidates will win the Democrat primary, and the winner will most likely be female.  This will ensure that the winner is an ultra-left-wing progressive that will probably make Bernie Sanders look normal.  Further, add in the possible expansion of the Squad with more radicals who hate America,  The result is not a pretty picture!

Impact of a Left Takeover of the Government: 

  • Increasing Corporate and personal tax rates for all Americans, yes the Middle-Class will get creamed as they are needed to fund the left-wing follies, and reinstituting business/job killing regulations will reverse all of our economic gains since 2017. 
  • Effectively killing the fossil fuel industry and reverting to green energy dominance will stifle any further economic growth. 
  • Medicare-for-all will destroy the healthcare sector and destroy the well-being of American citizens. 
  • Opening the borders will bankrupt States, Counties, Cities and School Districts as they will have to shoulder the bulk of the burden to support millions of new residents who are deficient in the English language and who have little or no education.  This, at a time, when robotics are being developed to eliminate low skilled jobs.  The mass influx of poorly educated residents will strangle STEM programs that are needed to maintain our international competitiveness as educational resources will have to focus on remedial education. 
  • The open borders will eliminate any possible control over the influx of illicit drugs and human trafficking.  Our Opioid crisis will explode again accompanied by other drugs of equal or greater lethality.  
  • The bankrupting of the cities will usher in an unprecedented level of homelessness that will make our ghettoes on par with the worst third world countries. 
  • The open borders will also reintroduce heretofore erradicated diseases and infect our populations with new strains of mutated illnesses. 
  • With government takeover of healthcare, our drug industry will have fewer resources to combat these new viral and bacterial enemies. 
  • Hospitals and clinics will close do to a lack of reimbursement from the government healthcare system as we witness under Obamacare.  But, under Obamacare, 170,000,000 Americans kept their employer provide healthcare.  Imagine if all of those Americans are suddenly dumped on to the government run system…

And that does not even touch the degradation of our military and our lack of reediness to combat foreign threats.  Am I exaggerating?  Not really.  Prior to Trump being elected, 70,000 manufacturing plants closed over the past 20 years.  Job participation rates fell as more and more US citizens left the workplace.  Our dependence on foreign oil tied our hands when dealing in the Middle East and kept us captive to our own need for energy.  

So, don’t laugh too much at the nutty rhetoric and programs that are hitting the airwaves from the Candidates or currently elected Democrats like from the Squad.  These people are 100% backed by the majority of the Main Stream Media who will spin bankruptcy into economic security and the killing of born alive babies into healthcare.  Oh, I forgot, they already do!

Better think hard about your vote in 2020…  A wrong vote and the die will be cast that cannot be reversed…

RD Pierini



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Trump New Border Policy-Part 1-Tax Remittances From Foreign Nationals to Their Home Country

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Remittances are cash transfers from foreign nationals, legal and illegal, from the national’s current country of residence back to his or her home country This means that the foreign national earns money in the US, but rather than spending that money in the US, they send it back home out of the US via money orders etc.  What that means is rather than those earnings being spent back in the US, where it is spent again or invested in the US, that money flows out and stops being any benefit to the US and its citizens. 

Is this a big deal?

  • 23.7% ($148.5 Billion) of all remittances worldwide, $625 Billion annually,  flow from the US back to the foreign national’s home country.  This equals about 3/4 of a percent of our GDP annually.  
  • Foreign Nationals from Mexico sent back to Mexico in 2017, $30,019,000,000.  This represents 2.57% of Mexico’s total GDP and 20.22% of all remittances sent out of the US annually.
  • Foreign Nationals from El Salvador sent back to El Salvador in 2017, $4,611,000,000.  This represents 16.16% of El Salvador’s total GDP and 3.11% of all remittances sent out of the US annually.
  • Foreign Nationals from Guatemala sent back to Guatemala in 2017, $7,725,000,000.  This represents 10.75% of Guatemala’s total GDP and 5.2% of all remittances sent out of the US annually.
  • Foreign Nationals from Honduras sent back to Honduras in 2017, $3,769,000,000.  This represents 18.08% of Honduras’s total GDP and 2.54% of all remittances sent out of the US annually.

Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduran national’s remittances back to their home country dwarf the amount of foreign aid that they receive from the US!  While Mexico may lose $290M in foreign aid if frozen, they receive over $30B in remittances; While El Salvador my lose $118M in foreign aid if frozen, they receive over $4.6B in remittances;  While Guatemala may lose $257M in foreign aid if frozen, they receive over $7.7B in remittances; While Honduras may lose $181M in foreign aid if frozen, they receive over $3.8B in remittances!  Remittances are free money to these countries as there is no drain on their resources to support these nationals as these costs are being born by US taxpayers!  

How To Tax Remittances as a Disincentive to Illegal Migration

The US needs to disincentivize State sponsorship of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION into the US by penalizing the countries of origin.  Cutting off foreign aid to those countries is one disincentive but it is not large enough to hurt!  The US also needs to punitively tax any remittance from an illegal foreign national back to their home country, or, disallow illegal foreign nationals from remitting any amount back to their home country without proof of legal US status.  I prefer the latter.

You would get these countries’ attention of they lost the use of most of the remittance cash they receive from their illegal foreign nationals in the US.  It would also disincentivize the foreign national from illegally coming to the US if they could not send the cash back to their families.   If you merely tax the remittances, even at 20%, the illegal and the home country still are better off if the national is in the US.  

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My Proposal:

I hope that President Trump adopt a two tier program for remittances. 

  • 1.  All remittances need to be taxed regardless of the home country.  This will also keep the courts from screaming ‘RACISM’ along with their ACLU partners.  A 5% tax/fee will also add $7.5 Billion to our treasury to help offset the lack of economic benefit from keeping that cash in the US.  (in 3 years this would pay for a southern wall.)
  • 2.  Remittances from illegal foreign nationals, from any country, would not be allowed.  All remitters would be required to prove legal US status.  Any agent remitting on behalf of an illegal foreign national would lose their ability to transact remittances and be subject to criminal prosecution.

This is Part 1 of what I hope this President adopts this policy to begin to curb the inflow of illegal immigration into the US.  The Department of the Treasury has been given the power to use Offsetting Collections, charging fees for services and transactions, that can be used to levy fees on remittances.  The President would not have to have Congressional approval to tax remittances.  As part of the remittance regulation, the prohibition for illegal national’s to send remittances back to their home country could be included.  The 9th Circus Court would try to block this but the Supreme Court would most likely approve of the regulation and the use of Offsetting Collections.  

RD Pierini


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RINO Round-Up Against Trump Border Security-Blood On Their Hands!

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  • Feckless McConnell Failed to Hold the Senate for the President! 

  • Not a Vote on Principle But On Reaffirmation of RINO Opposition to the President!

  • Only Collins up for Re-Election in the Senate in 2020.  Collins needs to be Primaried!

  • All House Members up for Re-Election in 2020!

Below is a list of the House and Senate Republicans who FAILED to vote for the President’s Emergency Declaration to build the wall on the Southern Border in light of a massive illegal invasion at the border, countless criminals entering illegally, massive amounts of drugs being smuggled across the border, and the sick scourge of human trafficking these House and Senate Republicans now are responsible for!

  • Any American Killed, raped, assaulted, robbed or otherwise abused by an Illegal Alien now is the fault of these Republicans.
  • Any American dying of a drug overdose from the drugs coming over the Southern border is the fault of these Republicans.
  • Any illegal alien child sexually abused trying to enter the US is the fault of these Republicans.
  • Any person smuggled over the Southern border and enslaved into human trafficking is now the fault of these Republicans. 
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All of these House and Senate Members should be Voted Out of Office during their next Re-Election!

Senators Voting Against President Trump


  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. (Not Running in 2020),
  • Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.,
  • Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine,
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,
  • Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.,
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska,
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,
  • Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio,
  • Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah,
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,
  • Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.,
  • Sen. Roger Wicker, R- Miss.,

House Republicans Voting Against President Trump

  • Justin Amash of Michigan 
  • Fred Upton of Michigan 
  • Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
  • Mike Gallagher Of Wisconsin
  • F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. of Wisconsin
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington
  • Will Hurd of Texas
  • Dusty Johnson of South Dakota
  • Thomas Massie of Kentucky
  • Tom Rooney of Florida
  • Elise Stefanik of New York
  • Greg Walden of Oregon.

Lame Excuses by Lame, gutless Republican RINOs!

Some of these poor excuses for Americans had the guts to try to say that they were standing on “principle” when defying the President!  They alleged that only Congress has the Power of the Purse!  But, Congress gave the President the Power of the Purse in 1976 for Emergency situations like the one that exists on our Southern Border!  If these gutless wonders thought the 1976 Presidential Emergency Powers act was unconstitutional, THESE JERKS HAD 43 YEARS TO REPEAL THEIR OWN LAW!  Where were their “principles” the last 58 times national emergencies were declared by Presidents!  

This is just a RINO Rodeo of spineless swamp creatures who don’t care if American Citizens are killed or sexually assaulted.

Mitch McConnell Has to Go

The real problem in the Senate is the Senate Republican Leadership led by Senator Mitch McConnell.  McConnell is up for re-election in 2020 and HE HAS TO BE PRIMARIED OUT OF OFFICE!  Why?  Just ask yourself, “How come Democrats vote in lockstep with their leadership on key votes such as this one to defeat the Republicans but Republicans never stick together to defeat the Democrats?”  


McConnell and the RINOs have no spine and give in every single time.  What happened to the repeal of Obamacare.  What happened to the $25 Billion McConnell and Ryan promised Trump in Trump’s first two years in office? 

The only people the House and Senate Republicans do NOT FEAR is us, the Republican Voters!

Contact These Senators and Tell Them What You Think About Their Betrayal Of Their Constitutional Imperative To Protect This Country First and Foremost!


Contact These House Members and Tell Them What You Think About Their Betrayal Of Their Constitutional Imperative To Protect This Country First and Foremost:  For contact info on each, go to:

  • Justin Amash (MI)

  • Fred Upton (MI)

  • Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)

  • Mike Gallagher (WI)

  • F J. Sensenbrenner (WI)

  • J. Herrera Beutler (WA)

  • Cathy McMorris Rogers (WA)

  • Will Hurd (TX)

  • Dusty Johnson (SD)

  • Thomas Massey (KY)

  • Rom Rooney (FL)

  • Elise Stefanik (NY)

  • Greg Walden (OR)

Time to Stand Up Even If Our Senators and Congress Men and Women Will Not!

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Only President Trump Is Standing For You and Your Family’s Safety!

RD Pierini


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Illegal Immigration & National Debt Killing the American Dream


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Why discuss Illegal Immigration and the National Debt together?  The two topics are an excellent juxtaposition of emotion driven bad policies that lead to a lowering of overall freedom, the lowering of the standard of living for those the government is supposed to serve, and the eventual takeover of government by the government and its elites.  Make no mistake, illegal immigration and the national debt are both primary tools in the socialist toolbox. 

You can’t “Fundamentally Transform” this Nation without Destroying its Social and Economic Foundations First!


Costs of Illegal Immigration

Trying to determine the actual costs of illegal immigration is as difficult as trying to determine how many illegal aliens (IA) are in the United States at any one time. The  conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform pegs the IA population at 12.5 million while other alternative sources put the number much higher, 20-30 million.  Wikipedia estimates that the IA population could be as high as 20 Million.  12.5M seems to be conservative and is quoted by the left and right.  But, if the population is 20 million, then the overall net costs could be higher.

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But, in the past two years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the make-up of illegal immigration at our Southern border and this shift is adding even higher costs to the processing and care of the new illegal immigration population.  Historically, most of the illegal immigrants came from Mexico into the US.  Some sought to stay here permanently while others came on a seasonal basis for seasonal work.  Today, the majority of illegal immigrants are seeking asylum and are coming out of Central America and consist of family units or unaccompanied minors.  

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This shift puts a tremendous new burden on our Customs and Border Patrol, Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies.  Care of minors and family units requires extensive healthcare services as well as investigative services to ensure that the adults with the children are actually the parents or guardians of the children.  Today, there are over 2,000 IA who have been detained at the border are now quarantined as they have infectious diseases such as mumps, chicken pox, and other diseases that have been pretty much eradicated in the US.  IA net costs estimates do not include any costs for treating US citizens who have been infected due to contacts with IA and their children.

Net Immigration Costs-12.5M IA

That said, lets assume that the 2018 costs of illegal immigrants entering and living in the US is still indicative of today’s 2019 costs.  At a high level, there are a number of cost components that are provided by the Federal Government then by State and Local Governments.  (The percentage shown next to the cost is the % of the Federal Government Spending ($4.1TT) less Social Security and Medicare ($1.63T) or $2.47T total spending)

  • Federal Costs of Illegal Aliens: $45.8B (1.85%)
    • Federal Education-$1.6B
    • Federal Medical Costs-$17.1B
    • Federal Justice Expenditures-$13.1B
    • Federal Welfare Programs-$5.8B
      • Meals in Schools-$1.003B
      • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance-$1.96B
      • Women, Infants and Children Care-$1.098B
      • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-$1.785B
    • Federal Tax Receipts (all taxes) From Illegal Aliens-$22.1B
    • Net Federal Costs from Illegal Aliens: $30.4B (1.23%)
  • State and Local Costs of Illegal Immigrants:  $88B
    • State Educational Expenditures;  $44.4B
    • State Medical Expenditures:  $12.1B
    • State Justice Expenditures: $10.8B
    • State Welfare Expenditures: $2.9B
    • State Taxes Collected (All taxes) from Illegal Aliens: $3.5B
    • Net State and Local Costs from Illegal Aliens:  $85B
  • Net Federal, State and Local Impact of Illegal Aliens:  $115.4B (4.7%) (Note 1)

Hidden Costs of Illegal Immigration

There are many other costs that are not quantified such as those associated with having to provide an extensive Multi-Lingual components to our overall education system due to IA children.  Increased medical costs to citizens as a result of formerly eradicated diseases being reintroduced into our general population.  With over 12M IAs willing to work for low wages, what is the cost to our economy and to our workers for IAs artificially depressing our wages?    Well, assuming IA keeps lower incomes depressed by $3.00/hour, and there are 12M illegal aliens in the workplace, this would decrease overall wages and our GDP by $74,880,000,000.  Yes, that is BILLIONS.  Adding this to the net cost of supporting IA you are almost to $200B Per Year! No wonder the left want to artificially set the minimum wage to $15.00/hr!

The other cost is that of law enforcement.  Open border supporters state falsely that ‘immigrants” commit less crime that do US Citizens.  This is false narrative as they add legal immigrants with the illegal immigrant numbers; do not include crimes such as document fraud, fraudulently applying for government benefits, drug offenses and offenses committed in sanctuary cities that are ignored altogether.  

The bottom line is that illegal immigrants are 3 times more likely to commit a crime than a US Citizens and lawfully present aliens.  

Negative Impact of Illegal Immigration

One key takeaway is that IAs do NOT contribute to the US economy and are actually a negative in terms of cash flow in the amount of $115,400,000,000 per year!  That is equal to about $375 per year for every citizen, men, women and children in the US! 

President Trump submitted a Budget for the Veterans Affairs Department for 2019 in the amount of $198,000,000,000.  The IA net costs if eliminated would pay for over half of the VA costs! 

In spite of what you hear to the contrary, IAs receive the following services from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT today.  This does NOT include the services that they receive from State and Local governments that are over and above these Federal services:

  • They receive $943,200,000 for Primary and Secondary Education Support;
  • They receive $541,694,040 for LEP-Limited English Proficiency Title III support;
  • They receive $206,140,000 for Migrant Schooling Title IC support.
  • They receive $$8,200,000,000 in Uncompensated Hospital Expenditure costs;
  • They receive $1,242,990,372 for Medicaid Births (children are automatically US citizens)
  • Their healthcare contributes $3,458,475,000 to Medicaid Fraud.
  •  They receive $4,234,129,200 in Medicaid for US Born Kids of Illegal aliens. (children are automatically US citizens)
  • They add $1,240,000,000 to our Federal Incarceration costs.
  • They add $3,218,000,000 to our Enforcement and Removal Costs.
  • They add $5,968,729,360 to our Customs and Border Protection costs (much could be eliminated with a wall.)
  • They add $1,126,840,000 to Other ICE operations.
  • They add $210,000,000 to our State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
  • They add $168,120,000 to our Executive Office for Immigration Review.
  • They add $1,200,000,000 to our Alien Minor program.
  • They add $16,920,000 to our Byrne Grant Program (note 1)
  • They add $1,003,000,000 to our Meals in Schools.
  • They add $1,963,416,000 to our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (SNAP)
  • They add $1,097,829,360 to the Women Infants and Children program.
  • They add $1,785,000,000 to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Illegal immigration is expensive and a drag on our economy in terms of costs and just as important, it is a drag on the wages of our low-end wage earners who struggle to make ends meet ($75B/yr).  Illegal immigrants do not pay their way and are a drag on our economy in terms of depressing wages, lowering our GDP, adding to our national debt, and endangering our citizens with higher per capital violent crime rates than that of US citizens.


Our National Debt Crisis

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Most American taxpayers complain about taxes in all forms while glossing over the US National Debt and its potential impact on their lives.  Today, we, you and me, are on the hook for over $22 Trillion in debt and each man, woman and child in the US owes over $67,000 of this debt!  The annual interest for 2019 on the debt is $363 Billion which is almost 8% of the total Federal Budget for 2019!  With $363 Billion, you could fund about 50% of the military; or, you could fund 62% of Medicare; or, you could fund 39% of Social Security; or, you could fund the Entire Discretionary Spending for the 2020 Presidential budget for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, and Labor!  So, interest expense isn’t cheap!  

Separate Out Social Security and Medicare From the US Government Budget!

The Federal Budget is so convoluted that it is incomprehensible to the average person, even those with an accounting degree.  In order to “simplify” the Federal Budget, we should separate those programs that are supported by taxpayer contributions into their own “accounts” as you would in business.  The two largest, Social Security and Medicare should be separated and any program, such as Social Security Disability, should be moved out of Social Security and into a safety net group of benefits that would include Medicaid, SS Disability, CHIP, ACA and other marketplace subsidies, and all forms of welfare including SNAP (food stamps).  SOCIAL SECURITY, BY LAW CANNOT EVER ADD TO THE NATIONAL DEBT, PERIOD!  MEDICARE CAN.

By separating these two programs out of the Central Federal Budget citizens will be able to see and monitor of these two large programs, including any shortfall in funding they may experience.  IF YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE A PROBLEM, YOU CAN FIX IT! 

Another benefit would be to see and understand that the Social Security Fund holds 50% of the US Intergovernmental debt totaling over $3 Trillion dollarsThe Medicare Fund holds over 3% or $184,800,000,000 of US Intergovernmental securities.  In other words, your funds are LOANING money, at a ridiculously low rate to the Federal Government in order for it to operate!  The reader should understand that by law the Social Security and Medicare trustees can only invest in low yielding US treasury securities.  They are not allowed to invest in the US economy in lets say the S&P 500 that yields orders of magnitude times that of the US securities.   For example.  In 1928 you invested $100 each in the S&P 500, 3 Month T-Bills, and 10 Year Treasury Bonds.  In 2018, They would be worth:  (Note 3)

      • S&P 500:  $382,850 (minus my $100 investment)
      • 3 Month T-Bill:  $2,063 (minus my $100 investment)
      • 10 Year Treasury Bond: $7,308 (minus my $100 investment)

It is easy to see that by restricting the Social Security and Medicare trust funds to the 10 Year Treasury Bonds we are getting screwed big time in terms of return on investments.  I was born in 1945 and if we look at these same funds today, they would have a present value of:

  • S&P 500:  $382,624 (minus my $100 investment)
  • 3 Month T-Bill:  $1,944 (minus my $100 investment)
  • 10 Year Treasury Bond: $7,129 (minus my $100 investment)

Politicians are Lying to You!

Your politicians, especially on the Progressive-Left but also many conservatives, tell you that it is too risky to invest in our economy!  The amounts shown above include the past 90 years and also include the Great Depression, many recessions including the 2008 Great Recession!  Even including those catastrophic financial meltdowns, the S&P 500 went from our $100 investment to $382,850!  Rather than projecting that Social Security and Medicare funds would be depleted by 2030, those funds would be secure into the next century if even 50% of the money had been invested in the S&P 500!  Heaven forbid if we actually saw an increase in the Social Security benefits! 

The other benefit would be that the Social Security and Medicare funds could FUND OR RETIRE THE ENTIRE US DEBT! 

Back to the Budget and the National Debt

OK, let’s remove Social Security and Medicare out of the President’s FY 2020 Budget and see where we are.  (We are using the President’s budget as it is the latest indicator we have for revenue and spending.  BUT, with a Democrat House, the spending numbers for social programs are going to be lobbied for increases.)

      • 2020 Expenditures-$4.746T
        • 2020 Social Security ($1.102T)
        • 2020 Medicare ($.679T)
      • Net 2020 Budget Expenditures ($2.965T)
      • 2020 Revenue-$3.645T
        • 2020 Social Security Revenue: ($.949T)
        • 2020 Medicare Revenue:  ($.289T)
      • Net 2020 Budget Revenue: ($2.407T)
      • 2020 Deficit Less SS and Medicare ($.558T)
      • 2020 Deficit With SS and Medicare ($1.101T) Note 4

Remember, both Social Security and Medicare are still projected to be solvent per current funding through 2030.  Social Security by law CANNOT add to the National Debt.

So, what is left in the budget?

  • Discretionary Spending
    • Defense Spending:  $726B
    • Non-Defense Spending:  $700B
  • Total Discretionary Spending:  $1.426T
  • Mandatory Programs (Less SS & Medicare)
    • Medicaid, ACA & other Subsidies:  $418B
    • Basic Health Exch. Subsidies:  $50B
    • Other Mandatory Programs:  $587B
    • Infrastructure Allowance:  $5B
    • Interest:  $479B
  • Total Mandatory (Less SS & Medicare): $1.539T
  • Total Spending:  $2.965T
  • Total Receipts (Less SS & Medicare):  ($2.407T)
  • Total Deficit:  ($558T)

Discretionary Spending:

It is easy to understand that the first bucket is Defense Spending.  President Trump’s budget calls for $726 Billion to be spent on the military FY 2020.  But what is the Non-Defense spending that is $700 Billion?   Well, this is the cost to run the government and includes treasury, education, VA, etc..  It is basically the entire non-military executive branch operating costs. 

The President’s budget includes cuts to every executive department while taking money out of the Corps of Engineers and the DHS for additional wall funding.  Congress fought President Trump in the last two fiscal years against his CUTTING the cost of government via cutting non-defense discretionary spending.  There are tons of fat in the executive bureaucracy, and even whole departments that could be eliminated, but until we get a fiscally conservative Congress the President will have to do the best he can.

Mandatory Spending Programs (Not Including Social Security & Medicare):

This grouping adds $1.539 Trillion in spending to the budget.  The description, “Mandatory” is a bit misleading as the definition is spending that Congress legislates outside of the annual appropriations process, usually less than once a year In short, these programs are mainly on auto-pilot with automatic increase triggers of 6-8% Per year!  So when you hear that the President is “cutting” some of this spending, he is actually asking for a REDUCTION IN THE PERCENT INCREASE IN SPENDING.  THE ACTUAL DOLLARS ARE INCREASED! 

Below is a chart of all Mandatory Spending including Social Security and Medicare to help you visualize what is included from 2015.  Most of the non revenue generating healthcare amount shown, $985.7 billion, is for Medicaid.  Food and agriculture is included in this protected group as this department administers Food Stamps (SNAP).  Also included is the cost for the VA, Federal Unemployment, transportation and federal employee benefits.

Deficit Reduction:

2% Plan:  So, how can we eliminate the $558 Billion dollar Discretionary & Mandatory Spending Deficits Spending and start paying down the deficit?  President has included in the 2020 budget is “two-penny” plan where all spending would be cut by 2% except for the military, Social Security and Medicare.  The goal is to eliminate deficit spending within 5-7 years through budget cuts and economic growth.  Once deficit spending turns positive, then the deficit will start to shrink.  

Welfare Reform:  All Welfare programs, Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP etc.,  need to be streamlined and simplified under a single agency to eliminate duplication and abuse.  Many estimates point to $200B in waste and fraud alone in these programs.

Stop Illegal Immigration:  Build the wall, eliminate chain immigration, Visa Lotteries, open amnesty laws, make E-Verify mandatory and with stiff penalties, deport Visa overstays, and make it illegal for illegal aliens to receive any welfare assistance.  By eliminating the costs of illegal immigration discussed at the top of this article, we can save an additional $200B and provide decent wage increases for entry-level positions and add to our GDP.

Eliminate Department Overlap:  Eliminate Wasteful or Duplicate Federal Department Functions:  The department of Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Interior, Agriculture and others can be streamlined and in some cases folded into another agency.  Most function as grant administrators rather than perform an actual function or add to the overall output of our economy.  Energy, Agriculture and Interior have a lot of synergy and could be combined;  Labor and Education are synergistic by their very nature.  

There are many more cost saving measures that can be undertaken but it will take a fiscally conservative Congress to work with the President to accomplish them.  The current crop of socialist that are overtaking the Democrat Party are not going to sit by and watch this happen quietly!

Add US Economy Investments to Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds:  

Open both funds so the administrators can start investing some of the revenue and surplus into market securities such as the S&P 500.  Gradually allow a percentage of market securities to be included to perhaps a cap of 50%.  This would allow for the 10 year treasury bonds to provide somewhat a buffer in the event of a prolonged market downturn.  But, even during the Depression, the 10 year bonds did not do any better than market securities.  

This move would allow Social Security and Medicare to become self-funding in perpetuity.  Medicare does need some streamlining and cost cutting but the current administration is already addressing much of this and their moves will lower healthcare costs overall to the US consumer.  Just think, instead of your “$100 investment” in 10 Year Treasuries being worth $7,308 over the past 90 years, you could have added $191,275 to your $100 investment! (50% investments in the S&P 500).  Politicians will screw this one up big time!


The crisis at the border is not only a current immigration, asylum, humanitarian, health and crime issue, it is a long-term economic and social crisis.  The costs and the wage depression impacts are unsustainable to say the least.  The very core social fabric is at risk as well as our historical norms and mores.  Eventually the costs and wage depression associated with illegal immigration will swell to $500,000,000,000 if current levels of illegal entry are not checked substantially.

The national debt is real and it is important.  It is also too much for the current Congress to deal with.  Without a fiscally conservative, gutsy group of men and women in Congress they will keep kicking the ball down the field and ignoring the debt.  You should know that without doing much of anything, the annual federal spending will rise at 6-8% per year as the Congress has basically put the budget process on auto-pilot!  The President’s “2-Cent” plan does not have a chance in this 116th Congress as the House Democrats will block it and the Mitch McConnell wimpy RINOs don’t have the stomach for a fight that is truly for the soul of this country.

2020 is right around the corner.  All this can be solved by your vote for fiscally conservative politicians…

RD Pierini



Note 1:  Federal Spending used much of the State and local spending for these programs originate with the Federal Government.

Note 2: The Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program or the Byrne Formula Grant Program is a federal grant provided to states from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) division. This grant aims to help law enforcement agencies enforce and strengthen local and state laws designed for serious offenders or violent criminals. 

Note 3: Link to Investment Table Comparisons:

Note 4:  Some SS and Medicare revenue and expenditures include non core outlays for disability and other welfare expenditures.

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Trump’s Border Wall Plan-How Vulnerable Is Our Southern Border Today? The Facts

See the source imageThere is so much Fake News today regarding the need for and the building of a wall along our Southern Border that it is difficult to know what is real and what is not.  Below I will summarize as much of the information I was able to confirm regarding Trump’s plan and the real status of our current Southern Border. 

The reader should understand that once an illegal alien sets one foot inside of the US, the Customs and Border Patrol officers have to take them into custody then release them into the US until the illegal alien’s court date.  Same for those seeking asylum.  This is the “catch and release” law which makes a wall the only method of stopping an illegal alien from being apprehended and released into the US.  Over 95% of those so processed never appear for their court date and remain in the US.  IF Congress does not like walls, then allow agents to immediately deport illegal aliens as soon as they are apprehended!

The Border Wall Plan

Current Wall Status 

I will be using data from 2017 to the present to illustrate the current condition and extent of the Southern Border Wall.  You will be shocked to read just how LITTLE has been done in spite of the supposed priority the wall has been to the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.  Same goes for the Congress who appropriated wall funding in 2006 and again in 2013.  This includes both Democrats and Republicans!

For purposes of this discussion, lets assume that the Southern Border with Mexico is 2,000 miles long, stretching from California to South Eastern Texas.  Of the 2,000 miles, approximately 350 miles are “protected” with natural barriers consisting of mountainous terrain or impassable waterways.  It is important to note that the more wall barriers that are put up, drug cartels and others will attempt to convert and use even those naturally impassable barriers in order to maintain their flow of illegal human trafficking and drug trafficking.  Currently:

  • Trump’s plan for new wall barriers will require approximately 325 miles of current “vehicle barriers” to be upgraded to “pedestrian barriers’; 1,325 miles of new “pedestrian barriers” will have to be built to completely seal off the border.  This factors in the areas where natural barriers will suffice.
  • Only 650 miles or 33% of the 2,000 miles is “fenced”.  If you factor in the impassable barriers, then 39% of the border is “fenced”. 
  • Only 325 or so miles or 16% of the “fence” is designed to stop vehicles, NOT PEOPLE!   If you factor in the impassable barriers, then 20% of the “fence” is designed to stop vehicle.
  • There are 1325 miles of the border than can be crossed by people today without much difficulty.
  • There are 1,000 miles of the border than can be crossed by vehicles today.

Trump is Not Trying to Build a Wall From Sea to Sea But Rather Secure the 1,325 Miles or so of Border That Are Currently Unprotected.

Below is a map of the current border barrier that have been constructed.  Much of the older barrier had to be upgraded by the Trump Administration as it had fallen into disrepair or converted to prevent vehicles and people from crossing.

The yellow line represents barriers to stop vehicle traffic and the red to stop people from crossing.  The green is “other” fence that you can interpret as not stopping much of anything!  In fact, much of the “other” fencing is owned by ranchers and others along the border.  (if you click on this link, you will be able to view this map in your web browser which is more readable  You will note that the current barriers start in California at the edge of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego and then stops just past El Paso, Texas.  From El Paso, Texas, to the South Eastern border of Texas at the Gulf of Mexico, there are virtually no barriers!  

One of the early areas to be protected will be the McAllen, Texas, area.  Below is a map showing the current and proposed phases and barriers:

Much of the “vehicle” barriers are made up of Normandy Fencing or merely barbed wire.  Below is an example of the Normandy Fencing that has to impact on pedestrian crossings.

Normandy fence

Where there are “people” barriers, the point at which these barriers stop is oftentimes wide open for people to cross illegally into the US, including in vehicles!  Where they intersect with vehicle barriers as shown below, the vehicle barriers are week or easily destroyed.

In some areas where the barrier has been built in Texas by the Rio Grande river, the barrier is a mile or so North of the border on the US side.  This mandates that landowners must have access to both sides of the wall thus providing an entry point for illegal aliens, drug traffickers, and human traffickers. 

Some of these areas along the River are in flood plains and have been left open due to this status.  (There are international treaties with Mexico that mandate specific actions that can be taken along these areas)  Newer designs on the Wall incorporate a flood barrier levee with an integrated fence but these are yet to be built.

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So, the bottom line is that President Trump inherited a border barrier that was either:

  • Non-existent
  • Incapable of stopping foot traffic
  • Incapable of stopping vehicle traffic
  • in disrepair needing rebuilding

The President has spent 2017 and 2018 “mending fences” where possible and in 2019 is starting to actually build new wall in Texas along its South Eastern border with Mexico.   The current status of our Southern Border can only be described as OPEN to people and vehicular traffic.  

Trump’s Reliance on a Border Wall Plan

The recommendations by Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Patrol staff rely on the existence of a border barrier to supplement  agents patrolling the border and various forms of technology including cameras, sensors, drones etc. to assist those human assets.  If you placed one CBP agent every 100 years (length of a football field) you would need some 33,000 agents per shift to stand guard over the border!  The physical barrier and the integrated technology allow agents to respond to “hot spots” detected by technology and detained by the wall until agents can respond to the impacted area.  

Do Walls Work?

Yep.  In two sector of California, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, walls were constructed with an immediate decrease in illegal crossings.  I am using these two examples due to the lack of high-tech in the early 1990’s so the presence of a wall is solely responsible for the drop in illegal apprehensions.  There was little or no technical support for the wall other than lighting and some low-res cameras and unreliable ground sensors.   In the case of Imperial Beach, prior to the wall being built, there were over 200,000 border apprehensions that were reduced to an average of 14,000 after the barrier was built which represents a 93% reduction.  Remember, this is back in the early 1990’s when technology was unsophisticated.

The Chula Vista experience was similar to that of Imperial Beach.  Apprehensions went down from 160,000 to about 6,000 which is a 96.5% decline in apprehensions.  

Is There an Invasion at the Border?

Unfortunately, the CBP has to rely on the number of “apprehensions” versus the total number of illegal entries as a benchmark for determining and quantify the extent of the invasion.  There is no way to know how many illegal aliens actually get in without being apprehended. 

Also, due to idiotic laws passed by Congress, CBP is especially burdened with the rapid rise in illegal crossings by unaccompanied minors and families with children.  So, to quantify the resource and manpower drain associated with the increased apprehensions is difficult.  All we can use is raw apprehension numbers to quantify the extent of the invasion.

Using Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019, and data as of January-to-date (4 months) of each of those years:

  • Unaccompanied Minors Apprehensions: 
    • 2018=14,390; 2019=20,133; Increase 40%
    • Annualized 2019 Projected = 60,400
  • Family Unit Apprehensions:  
    • 2018=25,625; 2019=99,901; Increase 290%
    • Annualized 2019 Projected  = 299,700
  • Total Apprehensions:
    • 2019 Annualized:  732,000, 41% Increase/2018
    • 2018:  521,000, 21% Increase/2017
    • 2017:  415,500

If the CBP apprehends 732,000 illegal aliens in 2019, how many illegal aliens did they MISS!  I think 1,000,000 people entering a country illegally qualifies as an INVASION!  Let alone the massive amounts of drugs that follow along with the invasion!  Let alone the toll in human suffering caused by HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

If you think Trump is “Manufacturing” this Invasion Crisis, then you probably believe the new infanticide abortion bill in New York is a good idea!  The death from the illegal drugs and the epidemic of once cured diseases in the US being inflicted on US men, women and children goes hand in hand with the progressive-left death culture.  God Help us!

RD Pierini



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Were Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez Racists? Obviously Not! Rep. Steve King?

“Ignorance is the lack of Knowledge, Stupidity is the lack of curiosity to gain Knowledge”!

United Farm Workers founder and farm worker union activist Cesar Chavez and the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. both adamantly opposed illegal immigration from Mexico of low skilled workers.  Both felt that by allowing unfettered illegal immigration into the US from our Southern Border, that American workers, Hispanics and Blacks especially, were forced to compete in a labor market where wages were being depressed due to the influx of cheap labor.  Both also favored limits on legal immigration for the same reason.  Chavez fought to unionize agricultural workers who were typically on the low-end of the pay scale.  Rev. King likewise fought against the influx of cheap labor that drove many Blacks into abject poverty due to a lack of jobs and low entry-level wages.

NO one has ever accused either Chavez or King of being RACiSTS. Or described their positions as “IF you are Brown, Turnaround”!  NO one has ever accused Chavez or King of being “American Supremacists”, bigots, racists, or xenophobes.  It has been reported that Chavez departed from Dr. King in that he also incorporated violence into his quest to stop illegal immigration.  According to the Daily Signal article on January 16, 2019, by Walter E. Williams,  “He sent union members into the desert to assault Mexicans who were trying to sneak into the country. They beat the Mexicans with chains and whips made of barbed wire. Undocumented immigrants who worked during strikes had their houses firebombed and their cars burned.”  Yet, Chavez was joined in various protest marches by LA Cardinal Mahoney, Democrat Senator Walter Mondale, and civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy.  

“Si, se puede!” (“Yes, we can!”)

Recently, a group of protesters railing against President Trump’s immigration policies and his support for strong border security, were waiving Mexican flags, shouting “Si, se puede”, meaning “Yes, We Can”What the Left and this group they organized failed to comprehend was that this slogan was coined by Cesar Chavez but Chavez meant that “Yes, we can seal the Southern Border” and stop illegal immigration! To this day Chavez remains a hero of he left.

Representative Steve King, (R-Iowa),  Recent Comments

Rep. King has always been outspoken and unfiltered.  Recently he has been ripped apart by the media, left and right, as well as politicians and others on both sides of he aisle.  He has been especially outspoken about illegal and legal immigration and its impacts on the US and the world at large. 

The catalyst for this outcry was precipitated by an interview he did with the New York Times recently.  King was interviewed by the NYT’s Trip Gabriel who quoted King as saying:  

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization (Western Civilization)?  Clearly, I was only referencing Western Civilization classes. No one ever sat in a class listening to the merits of white nationalism and white supremacy.”

The NYT and others pointed to many of King’s past remarks as racist which was certainly not accurate.  Even Brit Hume, not a big fan of Rep. King, stated;  “Some of them weren’t even about race. Some of them were about Islam, Islam is not a race, it’s a faith. Many of them might be considered insensitive, but they weren’t racist.  Racism means a very specific thing, it means a belief in the superiority of one race over another. And it is taboo in the United States as well as it should be.” Hume referred to the NYT piece as “completely bogus”! Hume went on to discuss using the term racism and admonished his colleagues saying: “News media, shouldn’t be throwing the word racist around with abandon.  We should be very careful in how we use it.”

Another Criticism of Rep. King was his support for a comment made by a Dutch Politician Geert Wilders.  King Tweeted:  

“(Geert) Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

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Wilders was arguing against Europe’s recent open borders policy that has exploded the Muslim populations throughout Europe including a 25% Muslim population in the Netherlands.  (Muslim population in the US is 1%)  Wilders was pointing out that the birth rates of the European Dutch was below that of the recent Muslim immigrants and that demographics, (statistical data relating to the population and the groups within it), will frame a nation’s future culture and destiny.  THIS IS NOT RACIST, IT IS A FACT!  The Netherlands culture today may be White, European Dutch, but tomorrow it will morph into something that melds its historical culture with cultural elements that are influenced by the new Muslim immigrant population. 

Rep. King had made a similar statement and observation of the US “culture” and the influence of immigration on our “Western Values” and “American Culture”.  The “American Culture” has been undergoing a constant metamorphosis since its founding due to the influence by various immigrants who have come to this country.  Today, the US allows about 1.5 million legal immigrants into this country and is subjected to over a million illegal immigrants entering this country from primarily Mexico and Central America.  It is estimated that 22 million illegal aliens reside in the US today and are primarily from the same regions.  Rep. King’s point being that with this level of immigration, and our shrinking birth rates, what will be the impact on the existing “American Culture”.  He then states that the current “American Culture” cannot be maintained without being impacted/changed by “babies” from other non United States offspring whose parents grew up in a non US culture.  THIS IS NOT RACISTS, IT IS A FACT.  

Cesar Chavez, Dr. King & Rep. Steve King:

What do these three men have in common?  They all questioned the impact of immigration on the US and its citizens, both minority and majority members.  They questioned our priorities and whether we were placing non US citizens in front of US citizens.  Were any of these men Racists?  NO.  None of them believed that one race was superior to another race.  It is unfortunate that Rep. King did not have the same oratory skills as Dr. King!


Racism is abhorrent in any form or context But, I agree with Brit Hume that we should all be very careful how we use it and what we attach it to.  It is sad that when someone brings up a “controversial” topic or Tweets something that make us sit up and question, our first reaction is to label it as racist, or homophobic or some other ist or ic.  We should use some of these as learning moments and question not only the topic or issue, but who we are and are there elements that we need to examine.  Anytime I am engaging someone and they immediately go to name-calling, I am out of there!  There is no need to try to engage in a logical conversation with someone who hides ignorance behind belligerence!  

Politics and Racism

I am sick and tired of feigned moral outrage that negates logical discourse.  As soon as someone says something that someone else labels as racist, others, join in like kindergarteners in the sand box to pile on and condemn.  That is the coward’s way out.  Unfortunately, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Liz Chaney, Sen. Lindsay Graham, and many other Republican politicians did this to Rep. Steve King.  Thank God that the left and right have not done this to Cesar Chavez, Dr. King and everyone that supported them and their movements that were aligned against illegal immigration.

“Ignorance is the lack of Knowledge, Stupidity is the lack of curiosity to gain Knowledge”! 

RD Pierini




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Trump Border Wall National Emergency Declaration-The Facts!

Congress Doth Protest To Much!

Confused by all of the so-called legal analysts on TV, including the sour grapes Judge Napolitano on Fox, (Napolitano apparently is holding a grudge as Trump picked Kavanagh over him) regarding the possible Emergency Declaration by President Trump to fund and build-out the wall on the Southern Border?  Then you get to listen to all of the Congress men and women, who know virtually nothing about federal law and the US Constitution (scary thought), say that Trump would be setting bad precedent, and the funding and build-out of the border wall is solely within the power of Congress or that this action by the President would be met with lawsuits and is a “fool’s errand”.

Is The Southern Border Illegal Immigration a Crisis?”

To hear the Democrats, Left-Wing-Media, RINOs and others, the Southern Border is just fine and while the murdering of a US residents by an illegal alien is “tragic”, it does not add to the designation of the border situation being  a CRISIS.  Recently, I posted an article “Why a Border Wall is ABSOLUTELY Necessary”, Link:  Some of the justifications that I cited included date published by DHS for 2017-2018:

Drug Smuggling:  Methamphetamines:  38% Increase; Heroin (Opioids):  22% Increase; Fentanyl:  73% Increase

Drug Smuggling Seizures by Border Patrol: 282,000 Lbs. Cocaine; 248,000 Lbs. Methamphetamines; 6,500 Lbs. Heroin (opioids); 2,400 Lbs. Fentanyl; 7,000,000 Lbs. Narcotics Seized In Total In 2018

Terrorists, Gangs, and Criminals Arrested: 3,755 Known Terrorists; 6,000 Gang Members; 17,000 Adults with Existing Criminal Records; Criminal Organizations Make $2.5 Billion in Profit Each Year from Migrant Smuggling!

Rise in Vulnerable Populations Overwhelming Resources: 60,000 Unaccompanied Children-Increase of 25%; 161,000 Family “Units”-Increase pf 59%; 2,000% Increase in Asylum Claims even though 72% do not qualify for Asylum! Over 2,000 Persons Per Day (730,000/yr annualized) are Captured at the Border.  These cannot be deported because of “Catch and Release”.

Depth of Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border: 50 Migrants/Day Referred to Medical Providers; 4,300/Yr People in Distress Rescued by CBP; 31% of Women Sexually Assaulted on Journey; 17% of Men Sexually Assaulted on Journey; 70% of Migrants Traveling are Victims of Violence.

If all of the so-called experts do not think that we have a genuine Crisis at the Southern Border, then consider some of the Emergency Declarations that are STILL ACTIVE that have been declared by Presidents since Jimmy Carter and none, to my knowledge were ever challenged seriously by Congress or challenged in court by so-called aggrieved parties.  (For a total list of active declarations, scroll down to bottom of this article)

Presidential Authority to Declare a National Emergency Via the National Emergencies Act of 1974

Congress, yes those petulant morons that appear on TV every minute decrying Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional actions, GRANTED BROAD POWERS to the President Under the National Emergencies Act of 1976.  According to Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, the President has broad powers as she stated:  “So if he can really just sign his name to a piece of paper, whether it is a real emergency or not, that creates a state of emergency that gives him access to these special powers that are contained in more than 100 different provisions of law that Congress has passed over the years.”  Further she stated, “Congress chose not to put any substantial or really any barriers on the president’s ability to declare a national emergency.”

So, Congress has an “Aw Shi#” moment.  Their original law granting the President far-reaching emergency powers included the provision that the House could pass a resolution by simple majority and the Senate could affirm the resolution by simple majority and the President COULD NOT VETO THE RESOLUTION DECLARING HIS EMERGENCY DECLARATION AS VOIDTo bad for Congress, the pesty Supreme Court ruled in 1984 that the President had CONSTITUTIONAL powers to veto any Congressional Legislation, including this act, and that Congress could only THWART THE VETO BY A 2/3rds VOTE OF BOTH HOUSES!    So, if President Trump declares that the Southern Border is an emergency and poses a threat to American Sovereignty, and/or, it is creating a humanitarian crisis, and/or it is endangering Americans by flooding drugs into our communities, and/or, it is promoting human trafficking, the House and Senate would have to have enough votes to overturn a Trump Veto if they attempt to invalidate his declaration!

Jonathon Turley quoted the Congressional Research Center when it wrote in 2007, “Under the powers delegated by such statutes, the president may seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens.”

Further, Congress has passed laws that allow the President to tap the military to design and contract for the wall and that any Such projects may be undertaken only within the total amount of funds that have been appropriated for military construction, including funds appropriated for family housing, that have not been obligated.” Will the Democrats sue?  Absolutely!

Those that claim Trump should not issue the declaration as it would set a bad precedent are too late.  Congress has already lost this battle by “self-emasculation” via their own legislation.  Obama has already used non-existent executive powers to rewrite immigration law and granting status to DACA recipients.  Any good Left-Wing Progressive cares less about precedent!  

Who has “Standing” in Court to Sue Trump Over the Declaration

In terms of the declaration itself, since Congress passed the law, it would have some level of standing (the right to sue as an aggrieved  party) and attempt to invalidate the President’s declaration.  But, CONGRESS BUILT INTO THE LAW THE METHOD WHEREBY THE CONGRESS COULD CHALLENGE THE PRESIDENT VIA RESOLUTIONS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO A VETO!  The Democrats in Congress could file a suit to invalidate the declaration, but it would probably not be upheld by the Supreme Court as Congress gave up their standing within their own legislation!

Eminent Domain:  Some argue the landowners along the border who have not sold or granted access easements to the Federal Government where the wall would be built, would have standing to sue the Trump Administration citing the National Emergency Declaration as being harmful to the value of their real and personal property. BUT!  The procurement of these lands is subject to negotiation or legal proceedings via Eminent Domain.  The latter action and procedures are subject to their own statutes and remedies and do not necessarily provide standing against the National Emergency declaration.  The Federal Government would either have to negotiate access rights or an outright land purchase from such landowners or use Eminent Domain to procure the land.  While the landowners may sue citing the declaration, there is a slim chance the Supreme Court would deem their standing valid.  

Timing of the Legal Actions and Impact on Building the Wall

Once Trump issues the emergency declaration, the lawsuits will start. 

  • A Democrat Friendly Federal District Court would probably issue a cease and desist order against the declaration that would be immediately challenged by the Trump Administration. 
  • If the challenge does not cause the Federal Court to reverse the injunction, the Administration would appeal the lower court decision. 
  • The first action would have probably been filled within notorious the 9th District. 
  • The 9th District Court of Appeals would probably uphold the lower court’s injunction. 
  • The Administration would have to then appeal to the Supreme Court. 
  • The Administration could appeal the original decision directly to the Supreme Court, by passing the appellate court, but they tend not to short-circuit the appeal process through the lower courts.  

This process could take anywhere from 3 months to two years!  But, the Army Corps of Engineers could begin the design of the project; the property procurement could commence; and contacts could be developed.  It is doubtful that the Administration would drop everything and wait on the lawsuits!  

Trump, and his supporters, don’t have much to lose.  The Democrats are not going to fund the wall at this point and may not up through the 2020 elections. 

At least declaring an emergency could get the ball rolling and Trump has enough discretion to begin the process.  Right now it is a game of chicken and we will see who blinks first. 

Trump is looking for existing funding within the impacted agencies to make payroll.  If he does this, he can pretty much wait out the Democrats!  He already appears to be the only adult in the negotiations as Chuck and Nancy have only sat on their hands.  Time will tell.

RD Pierini



31 Active Emergency Declarations Since jimmy Carter:

1. Blocking Iranian Government Property (Nov. 14, 1979)
2. Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nov. 14, 1994)
3. Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process (January 23, 1995)
4. Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Development of Iranian Petroleum Resources (March 15, 1995)
5. Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers (October 21, 1995)
6. Regulations of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels with Respect to Cuba (March 1, 1996)
7. Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Sudan (November 3, 1997)
8. Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans (June 26, 2001)
9. Continuation of Export Control Regulations (August 17, 2001)
10. Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (September 14, 2001)
11. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (September 23, 2001)
12. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe (March 6, 2003)
13. Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq has an Interest (May 22, 2003)
14. Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria (May 11, 2004)
15. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus (June 16, 2006)
16. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (October 27, 2006)
17. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions (August 1, 2007)
18. Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea and North Korean Nationals (June 26, 2008)
19. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia (April 12, 2010)
20. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya (February 25, 2011)
21. Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations (July 25, 2011)
22. Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen (May 16, 2012)
23. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine (March 6, 2014)
24. Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to South Sudan (April 3, 2014)
25. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic (May 12, 2014)
26. Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela (March 9, 2015)
27. Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities (April 1, 2015)
28. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi (November 23, 2015)
29. Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption (December 20, 2017)
30. Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election (September 12, 2018)
31. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua (November 27, 2018)

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Why A Border Wall Is ABSOLUTELY Necessary


See the source imageMexico Had 25,339 Homicides in 2017 While Syria Had 10,204!

Mexico Is on Our Southern Border, Syria Is Over 5,000 Miles From NYC!

President Trump invited Congressional leaders to the Situation Room at the White House last week to discuss funding for a Southern Border Wall.  President Trump had DHS present to review the current status of illegal immigration at the Southern BorderSchumer and Pelosi stopped the briefing after 6 seconds and were not interested in the Facts nor any rationale as to why securing our Southern Border was a National Security imperative!  Here is what Schumer and Pelosi didn’t want to know, but you should:


Drug Smuggling:

  • Methamphetamines:  38% Increase

  • Heroin (Opioids):  22% Increase

  • Fentanyl:  73% Increase

  • Note:  2 grains of salt worth of Fentanyl can kill a human being!  A suitcase full of Fentanyl could kill the entire US Population.  CBP, ICE and DEA agents have to double glove just to handle the Fentanyl containers.

Drug Smuggling Seizures by Border Patrol:

  • 282,000 Lbs. Cocaine

  • 248,000 Lbs. Methamphetamines

  • 6,500 Lbs. Heroin (opioids)

  • 2,400 Lbs. Fentanyl

  • 7,000,000 Lbs. Narcotics Seized In Total In 2018

Terrorists, Gangs, and Criminals Arrested:

  • 3,755 Known Terrorists

  • 6,000 Gang Members

  • 17,000 Adults with Existing Criminal Records

  • Criminal Organizations Make $2.5 Billion in Profit Each Year from Migrant Smuggling!

Rise in Vulnerable Populations Overwhelming Resources:

  • 60,000 Unaccompanied Children-Increase of 25%

  • 161,000 Family “Units”-Increase pf 59%

  • 2,000% Increase in Asylum Claims even though 72% do not qualify for Asylum!

  • Over 2,000 Persons Per Day (730,000/yr annualized) are Captured at the Border.  These cannot be deported because of “Catch and Release”.

Depth of Humanitarian Crisis at Southern Border:

  • 50 Migrants/Day Referred to Medical Providers

  • 4,300/Yr People in Distress Rescued by CBP

  • 31% of Women Sexually Assaulted on Journey

  • 17% of Men Sexually Assaulted on Journey

  • 70% of Migrants Traveling are Victims of Violence

Diseases Carried Into the US By Illegal Aliens:

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, has been working in South and Central America on communicable diseases since 2009.  She has been ringing the alarm bell that the illegal immigrants that are flooding into the US have, not will, brought some of the most communicable diseases into our communities.  Even if only 1% of the children and adults who are crossing into our country illegally each year carry one or more of these diseases, that means that 7,600 of these are carriers of deadly, highly communicable diseases, most have been eradicated in the US, until now, for DECADES!  These include:

  • TB-Tuberculosis:  Some Drug RESISTANT
  • Chagos Disease:  Commonly Kissing Bug; is a parasite called Trypanosoma Cruzi
  • Dengue Fever:  
  • Hepatitis
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Chicken Pox
  • Whooping Cough

Vaccinate Your Kids Now:  We hear of the hoopla surrounding whether our parents in the US are vaccinating their children before entering school.  For those who DON’T vaccinate their children, be forewarned.  The illnesses being carried into our schools and hospitals by illegal aliens are deadly and you are taking a ridiculous risk by not protecting your children.

Never-Trumpers and Left-Wingers Beware:

If you are a Never-Trumper and/or a Left-Wing person who only watches the three networks, CNN or MSNBC, or reads the Washington Post, the NY Times and other left-wing outlets, YOU ARE AT RISK HEALTH WISE and AT RISK BY A CRIMINAL AND DRUG INVASION as these outlets will NOT ALERT YOU WITH THE FACTS SHOWN ABOVE!  They want to flood and overwhelm our essential services, our school systems and our law enforcement to force more government intrusion into our lives.  

Why we Need a Border Wall

You hear a great deal about technology being a replacement for a physical Wall at the southern border.  That would be great if it weren’t for “Catch and Release” and Children/Family detention policies that literally free all those “caught” at the border the minute they step foot on US soil.  You hear the left claiming all we need is drones.  Drones can only tell us when someone is approaching or have crossed into the US.  TOO LATE!  This is a de facto Open Border Policy!

Without a wall and a change in-laws that allow illegal aliens to remain in the US pending a trial that will never happen, the backlog of hearings continues to grow as well as the total number of potential DACA “kids” who are brought into the US every day.  Remember, there are 60,000 unaccompanied children entering the US every year and 161,000 “family units” who have children entering every year as well.  These “children” are all potentially DACA kids!  So, the 700,000 DACA kids you hear on the news isn’t even close.  This number is increasing by 140,000 EVERY YEAR!

A wall is the only mechanism to prevent an alien from crossing our border and becoming another court case that is released into the US and then able to disappear into thin air.  Even if you put one US soldier every 100 yards along the border, a caravan of 5,000 would be able to overwhelm them and many would enter illegally.  Also, you would need 35,000 Troops PER SHIFT to even station one every 100 yards along the border.   Annual cost way over $5 Billion per year.

The total construction cost for a wall would be about $10 Billion.  Illegal Alien net service costs to the US is $135 Billion every year.  This is a pretty good return on our investment!

Send emails, letters, make phone calls to the White House and to your Congress men and women and voice your support for the southern border wall.  There is no higher priority!  

RD Pierini




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Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate Shot and Killed Police Officer Corporal Singh!

Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman, California police force was shot and killed by all of the members of the 115th Congress from both sides of the aisle.  This Congress may have well tied him to a tree and shot him dead themselves!  Why?  They are gutless to protect the citizens of this country and build a damn wall to keep out illegal aliens.  Last year, over 7 million illegal aliens were denied gun ownership by the FBI via their background check process.  How many were able to illegally obtain firearms is unknown!  

The picture above was taken showing Officer Singh with his wife Anamika and 5 month old baby just hours prior to his shooting by an illegal alien following a traffic stop.  

The Newman police force is typical of a small San Joaquin Valley force and consisted only of 12 officers.  I grew up about 30 miles from Newman and was a Mayor overseeing a similarly sized force.  I know that this killing is personal to the community, the department, and will be seared into the hearts and minds of everyone in the surrounding area.

The Newman Police Chief, Randy Richardson’s emotional depiction of Officer Singh brings home the impact of this tragedy when he shared:

“This is not a big department. This is a department of 12. This is a man who I saw every day he worked.  This is a man who I relieved on Christmas day so he could go home and spend time with his family and his newborn child.  I think what’s being lost here is yes, he was a police officer, and that’s why all of you are packed in this room because he was tragically taken from us.  But what really needs to be known is that he was truly just a human being and an American patriot.  He came to this country (Legally from Fiji) with one purpose and that was to serve this country.  When I sat with him in the chief’s interview, he told me he came to America to become a police officer. That’s all he wanted to do. He truly loved what he did. You’ve never seen a man smile more than him.”

We all choked up as Chief Richardson continued:

“He was proud to wear the uniform, and he does want to be remembered as a police officer, but don’t forget the other things, the little things that are often times forgotten in these stories.  That his five-month-old, he will never hear talk. He will never see his son walk. He doesn’t get to hold that little boy, hug his wife, say goodnight, anymore. Because a coward took his life.”

I am not as gracious as Chief Richardson as I would add that his life was taken by a coward, but that coward was aided and abetted by the 115th US Congress as they failed to protect our borders and our citizens by allowing illegal aliens into this country and to cower in a Sanctuary State, California, who is equally as responsible for Office Singh’s untimely demise.  I’ll add the Left-Wing media to this indictment in their support for open borders in aiding and abetting the maintenance of lax immigration laws and practices. This Congress spends trillions of dollars each year to support the sovereignty of foreign nations while failing to:

  • Build a border wall on our southern border to prevent 99.999% of illegal aliens from crossing illegally into this country.  (2 Years after Israel built its southern wall, the illegal immigration went from 55,000 to 0 in two years!  Walls do work)
  • Stop “Catch and Release” which is de facto amnesty for illegal aliens living in sanctuary jurisdictions.
  • Stop illegal aliens from claiming amnesty and entering our country fraudulently and permanently and be supported by our tax paying citizens.
  • Stop chain migration which allows for exponentially increasing the number of migrants entering this country above and beyond our stated immigration goals.
  • Hold Sanctuary States and Cities responsible for any act of violence perpetrated by illegal aliens hiding in their jurisdiction and to withhold all federal funding from those entities until they comply with Federal DOJ, ICE and CBP detainer requirements.

Every Congress man and women should have to meet Officer Singh’s wife Anamika, and her son before voting to stop the building of a southern border wall and enacting common sense laws governing immigration, legal and illegal, into this country,  They should all look in the eyes of this young women and her son and explain to them why they failed to protect their husband and father and continue to pursue political self-interests over protecting our borders and its citizens.

Congress, you are pathetically worthless!

RD Pierini