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Trump Manipulates the Media Again and Puts the “Squad” Front and Center in Democrat Party!

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President “D” did it again!  He tweaked the Media and the Leftist Democrats into bringing the Squad back to the forefront of the Democrat Party and totally obliterated any coverage of the weak primary candidates.  He also took the wind out of Pelosi’s gun control sails!  There is no doubt that the old line leadership of the Democrat Party is feckless in dealing with the President and their own radical members of Congress!

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This latest misdirection involved the two radical, Pro-Palestinian, Anti-Semitic members, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.  They shunned the Pelosi led delegation to the Middle East then tried to visit Israel on their own.  Their efforts were aided and abetted by Pro-Palestinian, Anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel) radical groups who seek to eliminate Israel as a State and replace it with a Palestinian State.  Tlaib actually said she wanted to visit “Palestine” rather than recognize the existence of the State of Israel. 

Trump supported Israel denying them entrance into Israel as they were intent on using the trip to promote BDS and Palestine as the one State solution with the elimination of the Israeli State.  Israel rightly denied them entrance.  Tlaib later request a humanitarian visa to allow her to visit her Palestinian grandmother.  Israel granted her this accommodation then Tlaib rejected the offer blaming Israel for forcing her to not visit her grandmother as she would have to basically keep her mouth shut while in Israel.  

Of course, the left-wing media and the out-maneuvered Democrat leadership blamed Trump and Israel for denying this poor girl the right to visit her aged grandmother.  But, it was Tlaib’s choice to opt out of the visit.  The President continued to rub salt in Tlaib’s wounded ego by ending one tweet with the statement, “The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother,  She doesn’t have to see her now!

What happened to Pelosi and Schumer’s gun control push?   What happened to the Democrat Primary and their media coverage?  What happened to the Media drumbeat promoting that the US was most certain to go into a recession?  TRUMP HAPPENED!  He used the squad again to completely make Pelosi and Schumer irreverent; made the media chase the new shiny object of Trump colluding with Israel to deny a member of Congress entrance into Israel; he used the news about the squad to completely overshadow Democrat leadership and raised serious questions regarding the actual strength of the Democrat leadership!

The funny thing is that the President doesn’t even have to break a sweat to dominate the news cycle.  The left will ultimately shoot themselves in the foot and he is standing by to help them reload!

The only left-wing winner last week was Fredo Cuomo as this dust-up took the spotlight away from his idiotic rant!

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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

@RDPierini

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutions_of_the_European_Union

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/07/ten-most-insane-requirements-green-new-deal

Trump’s G-20: Great Way to Get 19 Nations Together So He Can Negotiate With Them!

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During the G-20 that just concluded in Japan, President Trump used that forum to sit down with and meet with almost every leader of the G20 Nations.  Trump does not view G-20 meeting or its smaller counterparts as a way for the world to get together to solve problems.  He sees them as a way for him to have everyone he needs to meet with and negotiate with come to one place so he merely has to go from room to room to have one on one sessions.  The President learned early on that the “G” meetings were merely a forum to have large international meetings, most of which involved milking the US or criticizing the US, then issuing a document that basically said how great it was and that we shall do this again!  Trump does not meet for the sake of meeting!  Either you accomplish something or you don’t meet.  

Just prior to the G-20 meetings, the President was determined to try to jump-start the negotiations with North Korea that have been stalled since February 28th, 2019.  He and Kim had corresponded several times since the President walked-out in Hanoi.  The President sees this relationship as one that is critical to world peace and stability.  Trump used his Twitter-Diplomacy to send an “official” request to Kim to meet at the DMZ, Kim accepted!  So much for State Department Protocol!

So, starting with the meeting with Kim in North Korea, let’s look at a couple of other substantial accomplishments that took place over the past few days in Japan, South Korea, and North Korea. 

Trump-Kim Meeting in North Korea:

Every literate person by now has seen, heard or read that President Trump met North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un in South Korea then crossed over into North Korea.  This is the first time ever that an serving American President has visited North Korea, ever.  

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There is no doubt that the Secret Service had to replenish their toilet paper supply following this meeting!  The DMZ is protected by heavily armed snipers and security on both sides.  NK Security on the ground was armed and within feet of our President.  Their snipers were trained on our President and the US and South Korean contingency the entire time.  If a firecracker had gone off, this scene could have erupted into a firefight of disastrous proportions!  As it was, there was a few confrontations with our press and the President’s communications staff.  Tensions were high.

To appreciate the gutsiness of this move by the President, remember that Kim may be the leader of this dark nation, but his reign is precarious as many of the old line communist generals and members of his own family would like to seize power.  What better way to take down the Kim regime than to assassinate the President of the US on North Korean soil!  Given the openness of this meeting, there was literally no way to prevent this from happening!  In the end, The President and Chairman Kim met for an hour and agreed to resume disarmament negotiations.  A big prize for merely having the guts to walk across a 16″ wide curb that separates South and North Korea!  Will disarmament come about?  Who knows.  There are a lot of variables at play and Kim is not totally secure in his role as Chairman. 

But, it proves that Trump understands that whether you are negotiating for a high rise in NYC or negotiating to disarm a nuclear nation, TRUST has to be built before any deal will be reached.  I have written in the past that Trump’s short term goal is to convince Chairman Kim that he can trust President Trump and that the US will live up to any security agreement that is made to ensure Kim’s long term survival!  Kim is the third generation that has stood against the US.  He and his ancestors have convinced the North Korean people that the US is an existential threat to their survival.  Now, Trump has to convince Kim that this is not true, then Kim has to convince his inner circles, his military and his people that a good relationship with the US would be good for North Korea.  Remember, Kim was educated in Switzerland and knows how the other half lives.  North Korean GDP is only $18 Billion a year.  Amazon’s annual sales in 2018 was $233 Billion and its EBITA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization was $25.5B, $7.5 billion higher that the total GDP of North Korea!

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The G-20 Itself

Turkey:

President Trump very simply laid out for the American People a very difficult situation that has arisen between the US, Turkey and Russia.  Remember that Turkey is a member of NATO, an organization that was founded to guard against advances by the old Soviet Union, and now Russia.  Turkey was an ally of the US against ISIS and agreed not to attack the Kurds in Iraq following the defeat of ISIS.  The Kurds and Turkey have been long-time enemies and much of the original Kurdistan was absorbed into Turkey to the chagrin of the Kurds.  In short, Turkey considers the Kurds terrorists and the Kurds consider Turkey confiscatory scum!  

The President succinctly laid out that during the Obama administration, Turkey’s President Erdogan asked that he be allowed to purchase the US Patriot missile Defence system.  Turkey wanted this defensive system to protect itself from any incoming missile attack.  But, President Obama refused the sale as he did not want to alienate President Putin of Russia In fact, President Obama stopped Patriot system installations in Poland and other nations as well.  Erdogan also wanted to purchase 100 of the new stealth F-35 fighter planes to upgrade his air defenses and to meet his NATO commitment to spend 2% of their GDP on defense. 

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During the F-35 negotiations, Erdogan went to Russia to see if he could purchase the Russian counterpart to our Patriot system, the Russian S-400.   Erdogan and the Russians made the deal and Turkey paid Russia for the S-400 system.  Why not?  The US had refused to sell its system to Turkey!  The Obama administration was furious and eventually offered to give Turkey the Patriot System.  It was too late, Turkey had already paid for the S-400 system and Russia was in the process of manufacturing it and installing it.  

So, fast forward to present day and President Trump at the G-20.  President Trump is livid that the US first denied the sale of the Patriot System to Turkey; then sold 100 F-35s to Turkey; then said Turkey could not have the F-35s, since Turkey bought the Russian S-400 Missile Defense Systems, AFTER THE US REFUSED TO SELL THE PATRIOT SYSTEM TO THEM!  Aren’t you glad that Obama was so smart and not in the back pocket of President Putin!  

Why is this a problem?  The F-35 is the latest US stealth aircraft that obviously incorporates highly sensitive electronics and advances weapons systems, including anti-missile defense capabilities from systems such as the Russian S-400!  Wouldn’t the Russians love to get their hands on the F-35 technology during the installation of the S-400 system so they can program F-35 interception capabilities into not only the S-400 system, but in all offensive and defensive systems they deploy!  

The US had officially suspended any further shipments of the F-35s to Turkey.  To date, only two planes have been delivered to the Turks but they remain in the US at training facilities.  Pentagon spokesman Charles E. Summers Jr. recently stated:

“The United States has been clear that Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 is unacceptable.” Our important dialogue on this matter will continue, however, until they forgo delivery of the S-400, the United States has suspended deliveries and activities associated with the stand-up of Turkey’s F-35 operational capability,”

Presidents Trump and Erdogan met at the G-20 at length to discuss and try to resolve this situation that should never have been allowed to transpire in the first place.  The lack of commitment to NATO, and the sucking up to Russia by the Obama Administration created this fiasco.  As of this writing, it is unclear how Trump will resolve this,  If I were a betting man, I would bet that Trump will try to offset any loses by Turkey as a result of their purchase of the S-400 systems.  Russia will scream bloody murder but in the end we, the tax payers, will have to pay for Obama’s incompetence.  It is not acceptable to have our F-35 technologies exposed to Russia and to Russian defense technology.

China:

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The North Korean Meeting between Trump and Kim all but overshadowed the meeting between President Trump and President Xi of China.  This meeting was critical to restart talks between the two nations regarding tariffs and trade relations.  The Chinese economy is in decline and further US sanctions could further exacerbate this decline.  In order to mitigate the US tariffs so far, China has had to devalue their currency and give their industries who have been the target of the tariffs deep subsidies so they could continue to produce their products.  In the US, inflation has been at historical lows indicating that China is absorbing most of the cost of the US tariffs.  

The biggest takeaway from the Trump/Xi meeting was that trade talks would resume.  Trump agreed not to increase tariffs or impose new tariffs on about $300 billion dollars in US imports from China.  The US also is allowing our tech companies to sell component parts to the Chinese tech giant Huawei.  TRUMP DID NOT LIFT THE EMBARGO AGAINST HUAWEI, as some are reporting.  Huawei cannot sell its products in the US and the administration is continuing to pressure our allies to follow suit.

President Trump reiterated that he is in now hurry to get a deal with China realizing that China is hoping that Trump will lose his bid for re-election and that China will have an easier path with an incoming Democrat!  So, a comprehensive trade deal with China may not happen until after Trump’s re-election.  If China thinks Trump is tough now, just wait until he is re-elected!  This is not a good bet for China to make.

Other Advances:

Trump also met with many other leaders including those from France, Germany, Great Britain, Brazil, India, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Russia. 

His meetings with France and Germany were to discuss further trade talks between the EU and the US, Brexit, the Trump Middle-East Peace Plan, and Iran.  Trump will tackle the EU trade talks following the passage of USMCA and possibly the conclusion of trade agreement with Japan.  They also discussed the ongoing devaluation of the EU currency that is forcing the dollar higher making it more difficult to sell into the EU.  Iran was particularly critical given the Iranian aggression and the potential for oil supplies being cut off to EU countries from the Gulf.  President Trump also sought to stop these countries from interfering or circumventing with his sanctions against Iran.  Iran is at a tipping point and any propping up by the EU now would only prolong any meaningful dialog with Iran relative to their nuclear weapon program.

Trump’s meeting with Teresa May of Great Britain was a continued reassurance that the US is ready and willing to offset any trade loses that Britain may suffer when exiting the EU, either hard or soft.  The Iranian and Middle-East Peace Plan were also front and center.  May is basically a Lame Duck Prime Minister as recent elections have set up the formation of a new government.

The other main event featured a meeting between President Trump and President Putin of Russia. 

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While both sides have been relatively quiet about the meetings,  included in their discussions were the situations in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and Ukraine.  Putin has indicated that he is withdrawing his support for Maduro in Venezuela and is cooling to any real future involvement with Iran in Syria.  The Ukraine/Crimea situation is sticky and any real solution to the Ukraine/Crimea crisis will not happen soon.  Once Obama allowed Russia to invade Ukraine and Crimea and annex portions of these lands, only military intervention by the US would probably change the status on the ground.  Trump does not see this as his highest priority, nor as a winnable, problem.  Trump did agree to visit Russia on the 75th anniversary of V-Day to celebrate the defeat of Nazism with our then ally, Russia.

I will cover some of the other meetings as results from those meetings unfold and current events add to their story.  Let it suffice to say that President Trump is dominating the world stage and drawing lines in the sands of many topics with other world leaders.  Our media’s and the left’s constant domestic attacks on him do not help but he is undeterred in his seeking of world peace, and rebalancing US trade to be reciprocal and free.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over S-400 purchase from Russia

Trump Showdown with RINO Senators, AGAIN!

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Republicans in Congress have been a COMPLETE failure when it comes to securing our Southern Border.  They cannot blame the Democrats for the Republican’s failure to secure our border.  From 2017-2018, Republicans held the House, Senate and the White House.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell promised President Trump over, and over, and over again!  But failed to deliver the President’s proposed immigration reforms and failed to substantially fund the President’s border wall requests.  Why, THE CONGRESSIONAL RINOS ARE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE, AND THEIR BIG BUSINESS CONSTITUENTS.

Now, these same worthless, so-called pro-national security morons are railing against the President’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico if that country does not step up, enforce its own immigration laws, and prevent thousands of illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers from flooding our Southern border.  These are the same morons that have failed the American People time and time again by not passing needed immigration reforms.  When the President declared a NATIONAL EMERGENCY at the Southern Border a month or so ago, THESE SAME MORONS FORCED THE PRESIDENT TO USE A VETO TO KEEP HIS DECLARATION IN FORCE!   

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Just to be MORONICALLY CONSISTANT, these same RINO Senators are opposing the President’s emergency declaration to allow the US to expedite arms shipments to Jordon, the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the face of eminent threats from Iran against our Middle East bases and our allies in the region.  

So, “our” RINO Senators and some House members are not only allowing the US to be INVADED by illegal aliens, from all over the world, at our Southern Border, they are also aiding and abetting Iran, who constantly chant “Death to America and Death to Israel”, by not allowing the President to complete arms sales to our regional allies, who oppose Iran, as he has proposed for the past two years. 

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These phony Senators, including Lindsay Graham, have no problem not doing their job time and time again in the Senate, but want to thwart our abilities to defend ourselves via our regional allies.  

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The President published his Middle East foreign policy months ago and it is based on having our Middle East Allies stand up and defend the Region themselves.  This policy called for arming our key allies, Egypt, the UAE, Jordon, Saudi Arabia and others.  The President believes that our spending $7+ Trillion dollars prosecuting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq not only drained our treasure, but needlessly cost the lives of thousands of our brave men and women in our military.  But equally as detrimental to the US, the President believes that these wars confirmed to Islamist that the US was hell bent on keeping our boot on the throat of the Muslim nations and their citizens.  These wars gave radical Islamist and Iranian Shia militants propaganda “bullets” to whip up hatred of the US and our ally Israel!  Now, the Left, their Media, and “our” RINOS in Congress are standing against rolling back decades of planting our Flag on Middle East soil and fueling anti-US sentiment!

2020 At Stake!

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The “Republican Party” better damn well wake up now!  Former House Speaker Paul Ryan held onto his speakership in 2018, convinced 40 Republicans to “retire” (read go to work for lobbyist for big bucks), and gave the House of Representatives back to Nancy Pelosi to make sure Trump could not advance his agenda legislatively!  Now, the Anti-Trump assault is being led by RINO Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and McCain’s acolyte Lindsay Graham!  

These Anti-Trump assaults by RINOs only serve to add fuel to the impeachment efforts led by the left and their media.  They think they will retain their own power and maybe knock President Trump out of office.  Trump is holding the RINOs accountable and have been forcing this lightweights to actually work!

McConnell and Graham are up for reelection in 2020 and need to hear from you now!  The “Republican Party” is now Trump’s Party and these reprobates will not take it back from Trump.  But, their efforts could give the Senate to the Dems and allow Pelosi to keep control of the House.  Don’t sit on your hands, STAND UP!

RD Pierini

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/06/05/saudi-arms-sale-bipartisan-senators-including-graham-rebuke-trump/1350645001/

Aftermath of 2020 Election When Trump Is Reelected

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Message to the Democrat Party and their lackeys in the Main Stream Media;

“Be Careful What You Ask For, You Might Just Get It”!

Since citizen Trump came down the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy in June of 2015, The Democrats and their co-conspirators in the left-wing media have created a campaign to demonize President Trump in order to “expunge” him from the Presidency.  This is not a direct political attack on Trump’s policies, it has been an all out character assassination of his character, his wife, and his family, along with anyone who dared to vote for him or don a “MAGA” hat! 

Their goal is to create an image of the President as morally unfit for office, incompetent to lead, a deep-seated racists, hater of women and women’s causes, a homophobe, a financial predator who “stole” millions from everyone he did business with, and any image that is considered vile in the eyes of most people.   The bad news is that these conspirators have convinced about 25% on the hard progressive-left that all of these images are true and have confused another 10-15% that some of these allegations may be true.  The 92+% negative coverage by the left-wing news has hammered these images home!  These are age old tactics by the left and they have worked before, that is before Trump!

But, with the lackluster field of 2020 Democrat candidates for president; and the overreach of Pelosi and Schumer to push for impeachment and constant investigations into everything Trump; their is a high chance that in 2020 Trump will keep the Presidency; win back the House, and pick up seats in the Senate.  

THE LEFT WILL OPENLY REVOLT!

You can see evidence of this already.  Reasonable friends you have had for years suddenly dispute hard economic facts that are positive; they believe that whatever CNN, MSNBC or the nightly news or their late night comedy parrots spew is factual; and they have no interest in seeking alternative sources of knowledge.  These friends see the efforts to use foreign surveillance tools and overreaching congressional investigations as reasonable to rid this nation of the reprobate who occupies the White House!  So what is left is Trump remains in the White House and takes back the House?  Open Revolt!  

It will start with protests then be taken over by left-wing activists such as Antifa.  Radical US socialist and communist groups will be paid to fuel the fire until someone gets killed!  We saw this in the 60’s and we are in for an even more violent insurrection.  Unfortunately, the 25+% of Americans who have been duped and riled up by the radical left democrats and their media will mass to support the insurrection.  

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The difference is that this insurrection has at its core the survival of Progressive-Left dominance in the US that has been reduced dramatically by President Trump.  This is not only a US phenomena but a Western Civilization coup against Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law.  The hard progressive-left has fought for over a century to replace democratic institutions with leftist socialist governments.  They left knows that if Trump gets back into the White House with majorities in the Senate and House, he may just drive the final nail in the coffin known as the progressive-left movement!  

They know that Trump has:

  • Revamped the US economy based on capitalism using lower taxation and massively reduced regulation.
  • Strengthened our military and is standing down our left supported enemies who used them to weaken the US internationally.
  • Done everything legally possible to enforce border security and stop the flow of illegal immigration into the US. 
  • Revamped our trade policies to stand-up the US as an economic leader with “Buy American and Hire American” policies.
  • Weakened international institutions such as the UN and the WTO that were created and propped up to counter-balance the US superpower status.
  • Made the US the largest producer of energy in the world, eliminating threats of an energy crisis by oil producing nations and organizations bent on controlling the West by controlling energy.
  • Forced key allies, and mutual treaty organizations such as NATO, to stand strong and contribute to their mutual defense.  

The Left’s Biggest Fear:

With the White House and Congress behind him, he will take on public education and kill the indoctrination arm of the progressive-left by institutionalizing “SCHOOL CHOICE”.  He will also take on colleges and universities who worked with the progressive-left to financially enslave all who attend these institutions and to instill radical left ideology in their minds!  This is the most feared policy by the left that Trump will pursue and one that will have the most lasting impact on the politics of this nation.

Only an educated electorate can sustain a free nation founded on  a Constitutional Republic form of government!  

Economically depressed minorities can only be lifted up through equal educational opportunities provided through School Choice.

Returning America to a Melting Pot can only be accomplished by promoting educational opportunities that reinforce our history, civics, culture and moral foundations.

Ignorance breeds economic, cultural, political and moral slavery.

Trump’s threat to the progressive-left, their complicit media, and other international forces aligned against the US, is real.  The left has created a base of mindless, hate filled zealots who will not stop in seeking the utter destruction of President Trump and his policies, AND HIS SUPPORTERS.  Their battle against Trump and his supporters are akin to a “religious” holy war and it will get physical.  Be aware, and be careful following Trump’s reelection and the violence that insures. 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

The Abortion Truths From Rape and Incest

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During a Pro Life sidewalk vigil, a young man shouted from his pickup, “What about Rape or Incest, are you going to punish the woman twice?”  Obviously Pro Life advocates have no intention of compounding the trauma of violent rape and incest for the victim.  But it does beg the question, just how prevalent are pregnancies due to rape and incest, and, is abortion a better choice for the victims? 

After weeks of research, I can tell you that neither side of this debate is all that forthcoming.  But, using FBI, CDC, RAINN, pro-choice writers for the Science Journal and other sources and studies, here is my best analysis.  (Sorry for the direct descriptions for some of the forms of assault but it is critical to the understanding of the issues.)

Discussion of Pregnancy due to Rape and Incest:

(Note, 90% of all sexual assault victims are girls women but 10% are boys or men)

The CDC estimates that there are over 625,000 incidences of Sexual Assault and Incest.  Their definition of Sexual Assault includes harassment, fondling,  rape of various types, etc..  In other words, it includes groups of assault that cannot result in pregnancy.  The only rape or incest that can result in pregnancy has to involve vaginal penetration during or just prior to ovulation, and unprotected ejaculation by a fertile male assailant.  Assume that the girl or woman was ovulating and the unprotected ejaculation took place.  What are the other factors that would prevent pregnancy or would have made it impossible: (1) (2) (3) (4)

  • The woman was using some form of birth control, pills, shots or IUD.
    • 93% of women of childbearing age use some form of birth control
    • 80% of sexually active teenagers use birth control;
  • The woman was post-menopausal. (10-14% depending on statistical source)
  • The girl was prepubescent.  (15% of all sexual assault are on girls 12 and under)
  • The victim was administered a “morning after” pill if she went to a hospital
  • The victim was not ovulating at the time of the attack and the hospital gave the women a drug to prevent ovulation.

The RAINN organization estimates that 3,200 pregnancies occur per year due to incest or rape.  The American Life League study of rape and incest puts the average number of pregnancies at 554.  This is a huge disparity pointing to the need for more recent and accurate data regarding incest, rape, pregnancy and abortion.  Most studies cite other studies conducted back in the early 1990s and early 2000s.  Be that as it may, using the higher number to justify abortion is a complete fallacy.  Add in the fact that half of the victims have an abortion (1,600), 32% keep their baby (1,024), 6% adopt their baby out to other parents (192), and 12% have miscarriages due to the rape trauma (384), this means that only .12% or 1 in 825 pregnancies take place due to rape or incest.  Many of the 1,600 victims had no counseling regarding their choices, the potential impact on their long-term emotional  wellness nor post abortion counseling to deal with emotional consequences of having the abortion, or the life choice may have been higher.

It is pretty sad that we cannot provide the 1,600 rape or incest victims who abort their child with a balanced counseling regime prior to any life or death decision has to be made on behalf of the baby.  Adoption should always be considered as the first option for the sake of the child and THE MOTHER.   It is an automatic knee jerk reaction of the pro-choice groups that a child of rape is some inherent aberrant of nature that need to be snuffed out to save humanity.  How about the long-term impacts on the mental health of these mothers?  Victims of rape and incest suffer the following as a result of Rape (3):

  • 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
  • 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
  • 26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
  • 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

(Ironically, over 35% of women who have had abortions suffer the same symptoms or changes to their life-styles!)

It is obvious from these statistics that the rape and incest victims are not even receiving good mental health treatment to deal with the rape or incest, let alone piling on that trauma with the trauma of an abortion!  The trauma induced by the rape or incest is exactly the same as those suffered by a large percentage of women who have undergone abortions, especially after being a victim of rape. (5) (6)  While the abortion after a rape can lead to the same trauma as the rape itself,  it is difficult to convince the mother that she is not at fault for aborting the baby.  In the case of the rape or incest, the victim is clearly NEVER at fault.  In the case of abortion, the mother is at least complicit in the decision to terminate the life of the baby.

In a civil society it is difficult to understand why we cannot provide these victims with dignity by providing them with the best psychological and physiological choices rather than a knee jerk “you have to abort now!”  reaction.  People wonder why a liberal such as Martin Sheen would be Pro-Life and Anti-Abortion.  The answer is simple.  His wife is the child of a rape victim.  Sheen sees first hand that the value of the offspring is in no way connected to the tragedy of the rape or incest. 

Even the one of the worst crimes we can imagine as compassionate human beings, that of rape and incest, cannot  justify the killing of 1,600 babies by abortion, but we continue to do so in order to justify the 1,320,000 abortions we perform annually in the US.  But the real reasons behind the 1,320,000 abortions are these according to a 2005 study by Lawrence B. Finer, Lori F. Frohwirth, Lindsay A. Dauphinee, Susheela Singh and Ann M. Moor: (7).  (No one apparently asked why they didn’t use birth control!)

  • 25%-Not ready for a child or the timing is wrong
  • 23%-Can’t afford a baby now
  • 19%-Have completed my childbearing and do not want any more babies
  • 8%-Don’t want to be a single mother or I am having relationship problems
  • 7%-Don’t feel mature enough to raise a child or I feel too young
  • 4%-Would interfere with education or career plans
  • 3%-Physical problem with my health

If 93% of adult women of child-bearing age and 80% of teenagers use birth control, why can’t these 1,320,000 women, and men,  (assuming only one abortion per women per year) exercise some form of control over their own behavior, and men you are just as guilty as the women, and prevent the pregnancy in the first place!  Irresponsible behavior on our part does not justify the killing of 1,320,000 babies per year.  Don’t try to blame this on teenagers either.  17% of all abortions are by teenagers with over 50% of the total abortions being performed on women in the 20s.

It is not about Rape and Incest!

     It is time to stop kidding ourselves with all of the rhetoric about a “woman’s right to choose”.  Abortion is about convenience for the men and women who abort their babies.  No other species on earth violates the rule of nature that the protection of offspring and the survival of the species is the paramount force of their existence.  We cast aside babies using cruel and inhumane methods just to demonstrate our “superiority”!  The “Right to Life” is not only our God given natural “Right”, but our responsibility to ourselves and the survival of our species, not to mention our moral duty, and our obedience to God’s commandments as Christians!  It is interesting that the Left thinks that a “sex strike” is logical to combat the pro-life movement when their pro-choice object is the killing of the results of sex.  

RD Pierini

This article was originally published on September 2, 2013.  It has been updated for this publication.

(1) http://www.guttmacher.org/in-the-know/;  Review sections on contraception, abortion and teens.

(2) Pregnancies Resulting from Rape  http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assault-victims:

In 2004-2005, 64,080 women were raped.9 According to medical reports, the incidence of pregnancy for one-time unprotected sexual intercourse is 5%. By applying the pregnancy rate to 64,080 women, RAINN estimates that there were 3,204 pregnancies as a result of rape during that period.

(3) http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assault-victims:  World Health Organization. 2002 study

(4) http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/apvsvc.pdf

(5) David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie, eds., Victims and Victors: Speaking Out about Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books,2000), 2

(6)  Sandra Mahkorn, “Pregnancy and Sexual Assault. ”The Psychological Aspects of Abortion (Mall and Watts 1979), 53-72

(7) Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspective, 2005 study by Lawrence B. Finer, Lori F. Frohwirth, Lindsay A. Dauphinee, Susheela Singh and Ann M. Moor

The Left – Wing Sedition by Democrats and their Media

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From the Gateway Pundit: Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, (Under Former SOS Rex Tillerson) tells her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

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The Left-Wing stalwarts in the Democrat Party and their accomplishes in the left-wing media, aided and abetted by Right-Wing Neo-Cons and “Never-Trumpers”,  are providing a false sense of comfort to all of our enemies.  The media’s 92% negative coverage of President Trump and the Democrat incessant investigative mania have provided China, Iran, North Korea, Nicaragua and Russia with a false sense that President Trump is weakened internally and probably will not win re-election in 2020. 

  • China is balking at giving in to Trump’s balanced trade demands and is refusing to cooperate with the US in dealing with North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Niceraugua; Xi is holding out to see if Trump can win re-election.
  • Iran is severely weakened by Trump’s tariffs but think they can antagonize the US with threats and military eye pokes until November, 2020, when a Democrat John F. Kerry like apologist re-takes the White House; Ayatollah is holding out to see if Trump can win re-election.
  • North Korea‘s Kim knows he is not dealing with a typical US President and that he cannot hood-wink Trump and is keeping is powder dry awaiting Trump’s defeat in 2020; Kim is holding out to see if Trump can win re-election.
  • Nicaragua’s  Maduro has been given assurances by China, Russia and Cuba that Trump has been neutered and will not use military force to oust him from office; Maduro is holding out to see if Trump can win re-election.
  • Russian President Putin has had the last laugh as the Democrat idiotic Trump-Putin collusion has done more to roadblock Trump’s tough stance against Russia than any effort Putin could have devised.  Putin is holding out to see if Trump can win re-election.

Is this just Politics as Usual? 

Better Consider the Stakes to the US and Our Allies.

President Trump does not believe that “status quo” can be a status state when it comes to military power, economic power, or human relations.  The President will NEVER accept a “wait-and-see” posture by our allies or our enemies!  Juxtapose this to our enemies viewing Trump as being stymied by his own US adversaries and that it may come to pass that Trump will be a one term president!  The result will be a US directly challenging these competitors/enemies.  President Trump will win this standoff!

China:  President Trump wrote 20 years ago in his book, “The America We Deserve”, that China represented the greatest long-term threat to the US.  He also deeply believes that our 500+ billion dollar trade deficit with China is directly funding China’s military build-up and their meddling into the internal affairs of countries around the world.  The President sees our trade deficit with China as an exestential threat to the US and its allies, at some point in the not too distant future.  He cannot allow China to sit on their hands until after the 2020 election and not move forward to rebalancing our trade relationship and eliminating China’s theft of our intellectual property.  The President will keep moving his chess pieces until Xi is forced to deal with his Communist Party and force them to acquiesce to rebalancing our trade relationship.  Trump views the tarriffs he has imposed on China as a down payment of achieving his goals.  His quiver is still full of arrows! 

Iran:  President Trump has long held that since President Carter allowed the over-throw of the Pro-West Shaw regime in Iran in 1979, that the resulting Shia, religious State is the most destabilizing influence on the Middle East and the one that stands in the path to peace in the Middle East.  Iran is without dispute the largest State sponsor of terror in the world.  By walking away from the US-Iran Nuclear Agreement and re-imposing crushing tariffs on Iran, the President has drawn an unstated line in the sand that the current Iranian Government must go and Iran must establish a government that is not expansionist.  President Trump will not allow Iran’s belligerence and terror meddling in the Middle East to derail his goal of getting the US out of the Middle East and to establish a Middle Eastern Sunni dominated peace-plan.  He will not stand by on the sidelines and allow Iran to threaten US forces in the region nor continue to arm and fund proxy battles in Yemmen, Palestine and other areas.  If the Ayagollah thinks that Novermber 2020 is their “liberation” date then they better stop talking to John Kerry!  The Ayatollahs will not last that long as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ready, willing and capable of supporting the dissidents in Iran leading to the deposing of the religious fanatical leadership.  

North Korea:  Chairman Kim now realizes that his negotiations with President Trump bear no resemblance to those carried out between his ancestors and the failed, former US leadership of the past 60 years.  Unfortunately, Kim is suffering from the same delusion that President Xi of China suffers from, namely, believing our left-wing and Never-Trump factions in the US that Trump will not be re-elected in 2020.  Kim has also solicited the aid of the Left-Wing UN to promote the dubious contention that North Korea is suffering from a drought and needs sanctions lifted.  Nice Try.  Sign the agreement and we will make sure you and your people are fed.  Judging from Kim’s waist, he could use a little Jenny Craig in his life.  His people, not so much

Nicaragua:  The Maduro regime is being propped up by Cuba, Russia, China and Iran.  All of which are currently economically challenged and who are trying to convince Maduro to wait Trump out and he will remain in power.  BAD ADVICE!  Our sanctions on Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran and Russia, and our tarriffs on China imports,  are crippling and we are also well poised to impose an actual blockade of Nicaragua and Cuba that will topple both regimes.  Trump is committed to a free Nicaragua and Cuba and will choke the lifeblood out of both dictatorial regimes.  I seriously doubt that either country can wait until January 21, 2023, when President Trump is sworn in again for his second term.  Maduro can’t wait a year and a half but he would not be adverse to making life hell for his citizens in the interim.

Russia:  President Putin really would like to get rid of President Trump as Trump has imposed the most serious sanctions of Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.  Putin also knows that Trump hold 4 aces when it comes to energy.  The US could cripple Russia in a heartbeat by simply undercutting Russian energy prices in Europe.  Putin relies on energy exports as they comprise 74% of Russia’s exports that Russia needs to support its citizens.  President Trump does not want to cripple Russia and create a nation with nothing to lose but he will also not continue to allow Russia to interfere in the Middle East, South America and elsewhere without consequences.  Putin may be delusional in thinking that Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, and Pelosi can take President Trump down either by impeachment or in the 2020 election.  If this is truly what Putin thinks, or hopes, he is betting his entire existence on a brain trust in the Democrat party that together could nut must up a combined 80 IQ score.

Risks for the US:

If these enemies/competitors really think that they can wait out trump and that he will be replaced by one of the Anti-US Democrat candidates, they, and by extension us, could be put in a precarious situation.  The danger is that by continuing to ratchet up anti-US rhetoric, continuing to meddle in areas where the US has a national interest, failing to negotiate in good faith with President Trump, or overtly provoking a defensive posture by the US, there is a risk that one or both sides may over-react to a real or perceived provocation. 

  • How many missiles can Kim fire off before we respond?
  • How many tariffs can China put on the US before we double down on our sanctions against China and we also start to clamp down on China’s China Sea militarization?
  • If Iran actually fires on one of our or our ally’s Middle East bases or vessels, would we respond with a diplomatic overture or a military strike?
  • If Russia continues to fund Maduro, Iran, and other dictators in our sphere of influence, how tight would be clamp down on the Russian Bear!  With Russia and the US being basically on par relative to nuclear capabilities, these are high stakes if the bear feels threatened.

If the Left-Wing stalwarts in the Democrat Party and their accomplishes in the left-wing media, aided and abetted by Right-Wing Neo-Cons and “Never-Trumpers”, continue to try to undermine the Trump Administration, and to portray the Trump Administration as weak and as a one-term administration, these competitors/enemies may be emboldened to the point of provoking an all out conflict between the US and one or more of these nations.  Aiding an enemy of this nation, no matter who is president or what you think of that president, is Sedition at least and Treason at Worst!  Both terms are serious and the intent of the perpetrators is the weakening or overthrow of their State.  While Treason is thought to be more serious, both are equally as perverted, especially when undertaken based solely on political differences.  

The Left and the Democrat Party is playing a very dangerous game with US Citizens being placed in their sick crosshairs.  I never thought I would see the day when a US political party, made up of US citizens, would actively engage in aiding and abetting our enemies with the goal of nullifying our electoral process and allowing our enemies to dominate over our nation.  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/former-trump-senior-state-dept-official-tells-beijing-to-wait-until-trump-is-removed.1767242/

https://www.wnd.com/2019/05/former-state-dept-official-to-china-dont-negotiate-with-trump/

Difference Between Sedition and Treason

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!

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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.

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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!

Conclusions:

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

@RDPierini

 

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:  http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/datafile/histretSP.html

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

Hat Tips

https://cis.org/

https://www.fairus.org/issue/publications-resources/fiscal-burden-illegal-immigration-united-states-taxpayers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-outbreaks/more-than-2000-migrants-quarantined-in-u-s-detention-centers-due-to-disease-outbreaks-idUSKBN1QR0EW

http://fairus.org/issue/illegal-immigration/scaap-data-suggest-illegal-aliens-commit-crime-much-higher-rate-citizens

http://www.usdebtclock.org/#

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_spending_in_the_United_States

https://www.thebalance.com/who-owns-the-u-s-national-debt-3306124

http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/datafile/histretSP.html

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042415/what-average-annual-return-sp-500.asp

 

2019-President Trump’s Priorities

See the source imageWith the 2018-2019 battles behind him, what is President Trump focused on in 2019?  With a Democrat/Pelosi controlled House of Representatives and weak Republican support in the Senate, border security, foreign affairs and trade will be at the forefront of the Trump agenda in 2019.

Border Wall:

Following today’s announcement that he has declared a National Emergency regarding the invasion at our Southern Border; and that he will pursue independent funding from within the Executive branch; or will secure funding through the emergency declaration to build the remaining wall needed to secure our Southern Border; the President will unleash his legal resources, financial gurus, and the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin and finish $8 Billion plus of the remaining wall prior to the 2020 Presidential Election.  He will also use the $1.750 Billion that the incompetent Congress just allocated for 55 miles of the wall, along with other funds for border security, to supplement his emergency funds and other realigned funds.  He will also, to the largest extent possible, ignore or fight the poison pills that the Congress included in this recent funding bill.

Legal Challenges:  He will face legal challenges to his actions but he has spent the last 6 months putting together a legal team focused on combatting the left’s onslaught of lawsuits designed to stifle the securing of the Southern Border. 

His first challenge will be a Congressional Resolution, as provided for within the 1976 Presidential Emergency Declaration Act, to try to stop his implementation of his emergency declaration.  Even if the left and some RINOs are able to get sufficient votes to pass the resolution, there is little or no chance that this vote would withstand a Presidential Veto requiring super majorities of both houses to override the veto.  Once this hurdle is successfully defended by the President, the Congress may try to pursue a lawsuit to defend Congressional powers but this action will be turned down by the courts ultimately.  Why?  Congress granted these powers to the President themselves and the only method to contest its use is through a joint resolution by Congress that withstood a Presidential Veto.  No other person or entity would have “standing” to bring a suit based on  the implementation of the 1976 Presidential Emergency Declaration Act.

Secondly, he will face lawsuits from individual landowners over the Federal Government’s use of eminent domain that is provided for in the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution.  The President’s reason for using eminent domain is for national security purposes and given the massive illegal immigration violations, drug smuggling, human trafficking, and other felonious activities that take place as a result of an open border, the courts will assuredly side with the Trump Administration.  Further, individual States are precluded from “expanding or contracting” the Federal Government’s powers of eminent domain so they will have  no standing in any attempt they may try to limit Trump’s use of eminent domain to procure the land needed along the border to construct the wall and supporting infrastructure.  Even though Congress put a “poison pill” in the current bill that Trump signed attempting to allow local jurisdictions to have a “say” in whether they want a wall within their jurisdictions, this same Constitutional provision can be argued by the Trump Administration as an attempt to “expand or contract” the powers of the Executive Branch in its application of eminent domain!

The left aided and abetted by RINOs and their open border donors, will try any other tactic they can to thwart the Trump agenda to finish the wall.  President Trump is now in a Win-Win situation regarding the wall. 

  • One, he avoided a government shutdown that would have alienated independents and weak-kneed RINOs;
  • two, he took the money passed by Congress then declared a National Emergency to provide supplemental funding for the wall and changed the narrative of the President as a pro-shutdown advocate;
  •  three, set up the left and RINO lawsuits as being anti-American, against national security and pro open borders! 

Foreign Affairs:

In the next year and 9 months, President Trump will focus on talks and negotiations with North Korea; the Middle East Peace Process, containing Iran or even regime change; establishing a democratic government in Venezuela and removing the Maduro regime; demilitarize our involvement in the Middle East; and furthering long-term containment on China and Russia.

  • North Korea:   In a prior article, “Understanding Why Trump Is Taking His Time with Kim Jong-un!”, Link:  https://wp.me/pY51c-1fH, I laid out the strategy the President is taking with Chairman Kim.  The President will continue his deliberate negotiations and relationship building with North Korea throughout the next two years.  Korean denuclearization is a long-term goal of the President and he is wiling to take his time to achieve this goal.  The speed or even the eventuality of achieving this goal is up to Kim.  If Kim takes positive steps following this month’s summit, then the President may have a short-term win.
  • Middle East Peace Process:  The President has deliberately worked to create and implement a long-term Middle East Peace agreement and has enlisted his trusted advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner to front this effort.  The President began this effort shortly after he took office during his trip to Saudi Arabia and his meeting with 50 Arab/Muslim countries.  The major change to the Trump Plan will be the emphasis on an economic revitalizing for Palestine coupled with security agreements guaranteed by Palestinian allies throughout the region, with the exception of Iran.  There may even be some agreement by the Israelis as to land concessions and joint administration of some contested areas once other conditions are met.  The Trump Administration has only released bits and pieces of their plan so I am reading between the lines a bit.  Once again, the President views a Peace Plan in the Middle East as a long-term, even second term, goal.  The speed to which he has been able to bring not only Muslim nations together to fight terrorism, but have them cooperate under the radar with Israel, is remarkable at the very least.  This baseline will be the foundation for any real Middle East Peace agreement.
  • Iran:  The President since day 1 has taken a position against the current Iranian regime and has supported the notion of a popular uprising to achieve regime change.  He has backed this rhetorical fight with action to withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Agreement and has re-imposed strict sanctions against Iran.  He is choking Iran’s ability to wage terror and to support Hezbollah and Hamas.  He has also pledged to keep a military presence in Iraq in order to keep an eye on any Iranian military or terror excursions.  
  • Venezuela:  The President has been strengthening a coalition of the nations surrounding Venezuela to help oust the current Dictator Maduro.  Venezuela is key to ousting not only a dictatorial regime, but to oust China, Russia, Iran and Cuba from South America as a whole.  Trump’s twenty-first century version of the Monroe Doctrine is to keep the Americas free from socialism, free from intrusion by foreign, non-Americas factions.  Trump and Pence have spent more time in Mexico, Central America and South America than any President and Vice President in recent history.  He understands the strategic nature of our alliances and sees the Americas as an untapped economic windfall for all of our nations.
  • US Demilitarization in the Middle East:  For years, President Trump has chided past president’s constant meddling in the Middle East.  While they all have stated that our presence in the Middle East fuels anti-American sentiment, they couldn’t seem to help themselves from sending our flag into Middle East conflicts.  President Trump is committed to stabilizing the Middle East using Arab/Muslim partners, strategic military special forces involvement, and military and intelligence support for our Arab/Muslim partners.  He sees no benefit to the region, nor to the US, to continue to wage never-ending wars.  By 2020, assuming no unforeseen flare-up, the President will have eliminated our presence in Syria and will have substantially reduced our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Trump is removing the “trump card” of US military involvement in the Middle East as a recruiting tool for terrorist organizations.  
  • China/Russia Containment:  This last area of focus is actually the most dangerous and potentially the most threatening to the US and our allies, albeit for different reasons. 
    • China has the financial resources to construct a military that can rival our own and even be superior in terms of sheer numbers of troops given their population superiority.  China has also been able to steal the most sensitive technological and military designs that have been developed by the US.  China has also constructed man-made islands in the South China Seas that are an offensive threat to the region.  They have also been active in South America, Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent and other areas granting loans and joining in on development projects in order to gain hegemony in these regions.  They use technology that they install in these countries to spy on the people and governments of these countries!  The Trump strategy will be to work to develop a détente with the Chinese leaders, especially President Xi, to try to keep China from becoming aggressive and use their military to achieve goals that they are unable to do with diplomacy or trade.  China is the single biggest existential threat to the US and its allies…
    • Russia:  Russia is a tiny fraction of what it once was during the Cold War.  BUT, RUSSIA IS THE SECOND LARGEST NUCLEAR NATION ON EARTH!  The economy of Russia is fragile and almost solely reliant on oil and gas exports.  They are governed by leaders who were born in an era where foreign threats to itself was the only glue that kept its citizens loyal to its Communist Party.  The biggest challenge to President Trump is, excluding the idiotic Russian Hoax Investigations by the US Left and RINOs, to not force Russia into an economic corner where a Russian military option is seen as its best option in opposing the West!  President Trump knows that he can use our oil and gas dominance to crush the Russian economy.  But, the only worst thing than a cornered bear is a wounded and cornered bear.  Russia knows that any nuclear strike against the US or its allies is a recipe for mutually assured destruction.  President Trump’s challenge will be to manage Russian paranoia while not allowing them to meddle in the affairs of other nations.

Trade:

It is hard to separate Trade from Foreign Affairs but there are specific trade targets for the President in the next few months.  The most important is our Trade relations which China, then reaffirming our trade with the UK, then our trade agreement with the European Union.  The President will also have to fight his way through Congress to get the NAFTA replacement agreement, USMCA, to be ratified.  ( it is hard not to hum the tune to “YMCA” when you hear this acronym) It is unlikely that Pelosi and her Puppet Schumer will assist the President in this endeavor even though it is beneficial to the US and the American Workers.  

Once the China trade agreement is resolved, or not, the President will dispatch his negotiators to the other hot spots.  The Chinese agreement is key as to whether the President can make significant progress with the other trading progress in his first term.  If the Chinese agreement is found to be illusive, it may be well into Trump’s second term before any significant progress can be made in with the EU.  The President will most like have an agreement with Great Briton before the start of the second quarter of 2019.

While the Republicans gave the House to the Democrats in 2018. the President will be anything but bored in the next two years.  He will also continue to be effective in spite of the moronic behavior of the US media, its legislative branch known as the Democrats, and the deep state.  Just think what we could accomplished without these distracting, mentally challenged, egomaniacs.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2019/01/09/dhs-releases-southwest-border-enforcement-statistics

https://constitution.laws.com/the-supreme-court/eminent-domain

Gov. Cuomo’s Excommunication-A Matter of God’s Law or the Collection Plate!

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo poses with Cardinal Timothy Dolan while marching in the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade on October 14, 2013 in New York City.

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed a bill that would insert the most egregious and expansive Abortion rights bills in US history allowing for even the killing of a baby one day before its birth, literally anytime any doctor states that the baby is a threat to the mother’s physical and mental health!  They have changed the word Abortion into Infanticide!   Further, that the abortionists does not even have to be a physician!  This begs the question whether Dr. Gosnell, the “most prolific serial killer in US history” would have been found guilty under the Cuomo “kill every baby you can” New York Law!  Governor Cuomo has professed his adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church and his admiration and respect for Pope Francis.  This is the textbook example of moral relativism!

In spite of outrage by many of the 70 million plus practicing Catholics in the US, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has refrained from excommunicating Governor Cuomo which is the depriving a member of the Church from participating in the sacraments of the Catholic Church. 

  • Dolan released a statement through his spokesman which included an admonition that excommunication “should not be used as a weapon” and that those calling for Cuomo’s excommunication are doing so “out of anger or frustration”!  Really!  Can’t wait for Dolan to face the aborted babies at judgement! 
  • He also said that “some” Canon Law experts do not believe that excommunication can be used against politicians who support or vote for abortion!  Better go back and read Canons 751, 1364 and 1398.  Cuomo and other Catholic lawmakers in New York who supported this legislation are subject to automatic, immediate excommunication. 
  • The spokesman went on to say that “from a pastoral perspective”, should address the grievance directly with the “parishioner” rather than publicly excommunicate the parishioner.  The whole point of public excommunication is to put a stake in the ground for morality and to make the Church’s position on infanticide crystal clear to all Catholics and especially those who are elected officials who publicly and legislatively support infanticide. 
  • But the icing on the cake was the final point that “…from a strategic perspective, I do not believe that excommunication would be effective as many politicians would welcome it as a sign of their refusal to be bullied by the Church Thinking therefore that it would give them a political advantage.”  Reread that statement again!  Dolan is a very intelligent man.  If the Church does not stand for morality against secular humanism, as evidenced by support for infanticide, who gives a big rip if these reprobates use it as a “political advantage” to gain support from other moral reprobates who support infanticide!!!! 

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Cardinal Dolan seems to be prioritizing financial and political advantages by turning a blind eye to infanticide ahead of the spiritual and moral values of the Church and its parishionersBig money and political power go hand in hand and is Dolan prioritizing money over salvation; or is Dolan allowing political power and money to buy salvation, akin to the Church’s medieval practice of granting “indulgences”.   The Cuomo family is old money New York along with many of their “Catholic” friends and political supporters.  The same is true for Nancy Pelosi and other progressive-left supporters of Infanticide!  Can Dolan and the Church forgo their “contributions” and put spiritual gifts ahead of financial largess?

The Church is at a turning pointDolan stepped up finally against the sexual abuses by priests but now faces an even more horrific stumbling block, Infanticide.  Infanticide is more horrific in that the babies who are slaughtered by infanticide are deprived of their God-given right to a life here on earth.  While the victims of sexual abuse are truly victims, they at least have not been deprived of life but have been deprived of their faith in many cases. 

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Either the Church steps up and condemns this law, and excommunicates those who supported and passed it, or the Church will lose any moral ground on the infanticide issue.  Several other “Christian” denominations have gone wobbly on infanticide and now the world is watching to see if the Church, and specifically Cardinal Dolan, will stand firm on the side of Life.  Talk is cheap, especially for politicians.  Time to see if Dolan is a politician or a spiritual leader!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

https://www.dailywire.com/news/42657/ny-cardinal-refuses-excommunicate-gov-cuomo-over-paul-bois

http://www.catholicbridge.com/catholic/indulgences.php

https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/abortio2.htm

http://catechism.cc/articles/abortion-excommunication.htm

https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/abortion-canon-law

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/01/25/ny-catholic-bishop-pens-scathing-rebuke-of-gov-cuomo-calls-for-canonical-penalties-excommunication-717563