Category Archives: Race in America

Eliminating Confederate History Covers the Sins of the Democrat Progressive Left

Under Democrat Leadership, the KKK grew to Over 4,000,000 Members!

Today, the KKK numbers Only 5-8,000 Members!

Democrats must bury their sordid past on Black slavery and human rights abuses in order to hide their decades of lying to African-Americans.

Democrats fought to keep slavery since before our Constitution was ratified and continued to keep slaves in “civil” bondage long after the Civil War.  The Democrats are the very people enshrined as Confederate statuary and monuments that the Democrats and the Progressive Left are now clamoring to remove from our public squares and history. 

  • IF your past heroes are memorialized in town squares, cemeteries and parks, why would you now want to tear them down? 
  • Why would African-Americans support the Democrats and the Progressive Left in hiding the evil past of the same Democrats and the Progressive Left?

 Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that was passed due to the majority support of Republican Senators and Representatives, the Democrats/Progress Left (DPL) have sought to rewrite their history of support for enslaving a race of human beings.  DPL now quote the “Jim Crow Laws” as a creation of conservatives (and Trump) that THE DPL ENACTED!  Local DPL State Legislatures created laws that codified RACIAL SEGREGATION following the Civil War and these laws lasted almost 100 years until outlawed in 1965.  

It is amazing to watch the Black Caucus members such as John Lewis, who was literally beaten by Democrats during his march in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, enthusiastically support the DPL.   He turns a blind eye to the current plight of the majority of African-Americans and joins in the outcry against Republicans as being racist and perhaps even the core of the White Supremacists.  It is difficult to fathom except for the power and money the support of the DPL brings to African-American “leaders”.  

DPL and The Role of Education

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The DPL follows the Marxist playbook for taking over a culture and this is especially true for the control over education.  Marx understood that if you were going to remake a nation, you had to rewrite history and make sure young minds were indoctrinated with the revisionist history.  The DPL took control of the National Education Association and all of the “teachers unions” to drive their revisionist agenda.  The US education system is racist in the sense that it ensures African-Americans are relegated to sub standard schools so to limit the potential of Black Youth.  Ignorance is pliable and the DPL uses this effectively to control the thought of many in the Black and other majority communities.  They have virtually created a monopoly of African-American votes for DPL candidates.

The DPL has been so effective in reprogramming American Youth of all races, many are totally ignorant of even the combatants in the Civil War, why it was fought, and the fact that it was a Republican President who fought the war in support of abolishing slavery in the United States.  Almost none of our youth realize that 600,000+ soldiers died in the Civil War, our most costly war we have ever fought. Image result for Civil War Battles The anti-slavery forces, mostly made up of white soldiers,  paid a high price to abolish slavery in the US and started a world-wide abolitionist movement.  Most of our youth believe that the KKK was made up of Republicans!  Most believe that the DPL fought for and passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  (Partially because John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, clamored for civil rights legislation in 1963).

DPL Fascist Tactics to Remove Free Speech

The DPL also took another page out of the fascist playbook regarding Free Speech.  Once you have dumbed down our youth, the DPL has to make sure that our youth cannot be “polluted” by Free Speech that accurately portrays history.  Image result for free speech  Occupy Wall Street and now Antifa (Anti-Fascist, cute play on words) lead the way to stifle free speech.  Now the DPL has added Black Lives Matters so they can insert a racial component in their fight to kill free speech.  Anyone who opposes BLM is automatically a racist!

What are the elements of Free Speech that has to be Eliminated?  If you are going to “white-wash” history, there are many elements that have to be scrubbed in order to reset history and solidify the dumbing down of Americans.

  • Tool-Bigotry:  The DPL has perfected the use of calling out detractors as bigots.  They set up identity politics for various groups then tell us that if you don’t unequivocally support racial quotas, gay marriage, non gender specific rest rooms, unlimited immigration, open refugee programs, and not saying “Merry Christmas” you are a bigot!  All of the “isms” and “phobias” are used, sexism, racism,  homophobe, Islamophobe, misogynist, and so on.  YOU ARE SHAMED INTO COMPLIANCE!  Your rights are subservient to whatever the DPL wants you to accept as the norm.   Today racism is being used to justify the removal of confederate and historical monuments.  Any prior slave owner, such as George Washington are subject to being removed from sight and from history.
  • Tool-Shut Down Free Speech:  Antifa and BLM have effectively shut down free speech on college and university campuses.  Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro and others have been precluded from addressing college students.  Antifa is not content to merely shut down free speech, but to incite riots to intimidate other campuses from even considering booking a conservative speaker.  The DPL uses the Main Stream Media to shame supporters of the President or to ridicule any political figure who tries to counter DPL positions.  Physical violence, intimidation, and outright censorship are all methods supported by the Fascist playbook.
  • Tool-Political Intimidation:  The DPL lost it when Hillary Clinton lost!  Donald Trump is the only person who could reverse decades of DPL successes and their ultimate goal to “Completely Transform America”.  Sound familiar?  That is because this was the cornerstone of the Obama Presidency and DPL.  Capitalism would be replaced by Socialist Globalism and the creation of an all-powerful central government.  The current racial attacks against Trump, the “Russian Collusion” probe, etc., have a single goal, to SHUT DOWN THE TRUMP AGENDA, PERIOD.  IF the DPL can drive down Trump’s support, the weak knee Republicans in Congress would fold and cash in their Trump chips and block the Trump agenda. 

IF Trump is successfully stifled, the DPL will have an unfettered green light to rewrite history.  Vestiges of DPL complicity in American Slavery would be removed.  All positive images of American History would be replaced with all of the evil perpetrated by this nation upon weaker nations and peoples around the world.  American Exceptionalism would be replaced with American Shame.

The DPL knows that it’s time is limited if Trump remains as President.  They have to double down and remove all of their History ASAP!  You will see countless statues and monuments torn down or removed from the public square and stored in dark warehouses.  State flags will be purged from any Confederate symbols. 

You may even see Congress start to pass legislation that limits the displaying of Confederate symbols such as the Confederate Flag.  Once again, this would put Trump in the crosshairs for having to veto an obvious unconstitutional law and have to take the side of the confederacy.  Trump would not be on the side of the Confederacy but on the side of US history and free speech.  The MSM would still eviscerate him daily while Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell hide behind the New York Times and the Washington Post!

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The very Life of the DPL is at stake today in this historical battle to maintain our true history.  Trump is currently the only person standing between DPL Fascist efforts and American Heritage.  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Charlottesville Tragedy-Failures and Phony Outrage

The birth of a perfect storm of violence, death, and political pandering in Charlottesville, VA,

August 11 & 12, 2017.

The Main Stream Media, Left-Wing Progressives, and Republican Elites are out in force laying the tragedy of Charlottesville at the feet of President Trump.  Regardless of what he says, how he says it, he comes up deficient in the eyes of these Trump Haters. 

None of the Trump Haters bother to look at the facts or at the actual words of the President.  In order to understand what happened, it is critical to understand what led up to the myriad of tragedies that included the sad death of Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, VA. 

Below is a timeline of the events so the reader can have actual facts when assessing the true events of the final two days of this blight on the American psyche.  This story will start way back on May 30, 2017.

5/30/2017:  Jason Kessler (resident of Charlottesville, VA), the founder of “Unite the Right” applied for a rally permit for his organization.  The permit requested that Kessler’s group conduct a demonstration in Emancipation Park in the City of Charlottesville, VA.  Kessler objected to the renaming of Lee Park to Emancipation Park as well as the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee as he objected to the removal of Confederate statues and the renaming of parks to eliminate Confederate references.  

6/5/2017:  The Lee Park was renamed Emancipation Park and the Jackson Park was renamed Justice Park by the City of Charlottesville, VA.  

6/13/2017:  US District Judge Glenn Conrad ruled that the City of Charlottesville had to grant the permit to Kessler and his Unite the Right group.  The rally would take place on August 12, 2017, at Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park).  The city issued the permit on 6/13.

7/8/2017:  50 North Carolina KKK members held a rally at Justice Park (formerly Jackson Park).  1,000 counter-protesters met the 50 KKK members at the park.  The counter-protesters carried signs with “Black Lives Matter” and “Smash White Supremacy“.  22 of the counter-protesters and KKK were arrested.  

The KKK entered Justice Park in the afternoon and after being confronted by 100 police officers, some in full riot gear, and 1,000 counter-protesters, left some 40 minutes after the rally began.  The counter-protesters followed the KKK out of the park to their cars but the police prevented any direct confrontation with the KKK.  The event ended without any major incident other than the arrests.

7/17/2017:  Judge Conrad acknowledged that counter-protesters had submitted applications for assembly permits on the same day as the Kessler Unite the Right rally on August 12Local news organizations reported that Walt Heinecke has applied for counter-protest rally permits on August 12th,  for both McGuffey and Justice Parks.  At this point, the Kessler rally was permitted for a different park even though they were close in proximity.  The Heinecke permits had not yet been approved by the city.

8/7/2017: (Monday)  The city notified Kessler that his Unite the Right rally permit had been revoked.  The city also told Kessler that the city was modifying the permit to move his rally to McIntire Park, a mile away from Emancipation Park (Lee Park).  But, the city did not take any action to modify or revoke the pending permit for Heinecke’s counter-protest.

8/9/2017: (Wednesday) The city granted the 2 permits by Heinecke for his counter-protest against the Unite the Right rally.  The permit was granted to “Peoples Action for Racial Justice” and the organizer Heinecke.  

8/10/2017:  (Thursday Evening):  Kessler filed an “Instant Action” request to Judge Conrad to contest the City’s revocation of his permit.  The ACLU of Virginia represented Kessler and his Unite the Right rally group.

8/11/2017:  (Friday Morning):  Kessler and the ACLU filed an instant motion for preliminary injunctive relief against the City’s revocation.  Written briefs and oral arguments were presented to Judge Conrad.  (This was the day before the rally was to take place)

8/11/2017:  (Afternoon):  Judge Conrad ruled against the City and granted Kessler injunctive relief against the City’s revocation of his permit.  The Kessler rally was cleared to take place on 8/12/2017 at Emancipation Park (Lee Park), not McIntire Park.  The Judge basically agreed with Kessler that the City’s argument were merely against his “views” which violated his 1st Amendment rights.  The Judge also ruled that moving the Kessler rally would not dissuade Heinecke’s counter-protesters from following the Kessler no matter where it would be held in the City.  The Judge also stated:  “Thus, a change in the location of the demonstration would not eliminate the need for members of the City’s law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services personnel to appear at Emancipation Park. Instead, it would necessitate having personnel present at two locations in the City.”    THE JUDGE WARNED THE CITY OF ITS DUTY TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR CITIZENS AND PARTICIPANTS.  

Day of the Rally and Protest

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 9:39am):  Violence broke out at Justice Park that was permitted for use to Heinecke and his Peoples Action for Racial Justice.  The ACLU confirmed that there was violence on both sides and that there was no police presence at the time of the altercation, State or City.

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 10:55AM):  Matthew Heimbach, a self-described Fascist and head of the Traditional Worker’s Party stated that he and others were willing to die for his cause and for self-protection.  He was supported by a group of White-Supremacists affiliates.  When the White-Supremacists met up with the Counter-Protesters in the downtown area, they began beating each other with improvised weapons, fists, feet and pepper sprays.  The police did little or nothing to break up the melee.  Riot gear clad Virginia State Militia were a little more engaged in breaking up the fights.

8/12/2017: (Saturday, 11:06 AM):  The Albemarle County and Charlottesville City declared a LOCAL State of Emergency that would begin at 11:06AM.  The declaration allowed local, NOT STATE, to request additional resources as needed to ensure the safety surrounding the Rally and Counter-Protest.  

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 11;28AM):  Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a State of Emergency for Charlottesville, VA.  McAuliffe stated that State Police Virginia National Guard, and Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management are ON THE GROUND IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.  The declaration was missing a time stamp and the signature of the governor nor the Secretary of the Commonwealth which is a bit odd.  

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 11:35AM):  The Charlottesville Police posted on Facebook that the “Unlawful assembly has been declared for rally at Emancipation Park” (the Kessler permitted rally/protest).  It was not clear nor confirmed whether the Chief of Police or another official approved the declaration.  Facebook postings are not official notifications.  The police on scene at Emancipation Park notified those in the area that the assembly had been designated as “Unlawful” at 11:40AM and that everyone was order to vacate the area.  The City nor the State officials state the basis of the revocation of the permit and the rally; neither entity stated which official had the power and actually deemed the permit to be invalid; did the city council authorized the Chief of Police to designate the rally as unlawful or to declare the permit invalid.  The police officer on site invoked the authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia versus the City of Charlottesville.   If the rally at Emancipation Park was deemed unlawful, why wasn’t the rally at McIntire Park deemed unlawful and all participants ordered to leave the areas?

August 12, 2017: (11:40AM): The University of Virginia’s The Cavalier Daily reported: “Law enforcement officers in full riot gear then began forming a line at the rear of Emancipation Park, slowly moving forward to push people out of the park and toward the counter-protesters, many of whom were acting aggressively. Police warned anyone who remained in the park, on the street or in the sidewalk that they would be arrested.” (Italics added for emphasis)  The police further exacerbated the co-mingling of rally and counter-protest participants:  “Following the declaration of an unlawful assembly, many of the protesters began moving to McIntire Park, with others dispersing entirely and some staying to protest on the Downtown Mall opposite both police and counter-protesters.
Peaceful counter-protests were set up in McGuffey Park and Justice Park near downtown to provide the community with a quiet respite, offering a place to rest, first aid, water and food to those who needed it.” 

8/12/2017:  (11:40 – 1:42PM):  Sporadic violence continued throughout the late morning and early after noon with both sides being forced into close proximity.  Then, at 1:42PM, Heather D. Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, VA was struck down by a car driven intentionally into the crowd of peaceful counter-protesters at the intersection of 4th Street, SE and East Water Street, downtown Charlottesville.  James A. Fields, Jr., White Supremacists, 20, of Maumee, Ohio, has been charged in the murder of Heather Heyer.

The perfect storm of co-mingling White Supremacists with Black Lives Matter and Peoples Action for Racial Justice in a relatively small area of a relative small town (Pop. 46,000); add in the emotionally charged topic of removing Confederate statues and renaming parks that were named after Confederate leaders and soldiers; and top it off with flawed assembly permit planning and poor law enforcement execution by State and Local officials, and you have the Charlottesville tragedy and the death of two police officers and a peaceful protestor, Heather Heyer.  

It is idiotic to divert attention from this tragedy and instead play sick politics by trying to blame the President of the United States for not condemning White Supremacists enough or for condemning the White Supremacists and the Counter-Protesters for inciting the violence.  Is there a moral equivalence when both parties are inciting violence, YES. 

Is there a moral equivalence between White Supremacists and BLM or Antifa?  The question is not what they purport stand for, but rather their actions!  IF both commit murders, destroy private property, or assault others, then both are criminals and their cause or what they say they stand for is irrelevant.

White Supremacy as a concept is abhorrent and should be universally condemned.   Thankfully their numbers are small (see Players and Definitions below).  Antifa’s assault on the Freedom of Speech and unlawful destruction of private and public property and the BLM follower’s who assaulted or murdered police officers, should also be universally condemned.  

RD Pierini

Players and Definitions:

Jason Kessler: 

Permit applicant and holder on behalf of the nonprofit “Unite the Right” (UR).  UR’s protest in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12 turned into the Charlottesville tragedy, leaving 3 dead and many injured.  Kessler’s political leanings are mixed to say the least.  He has been reported to support everything from left-wing Occupy Wall Street to White Supremacists.  Kessler was represented by the ACLU defending his rights to assembly right up to the day of the riots.  This left-wing legal organization also blamed BOTH SIDES for inciting violence…

Ku Klux Klan:

This organization was founded by members of the Democrat party just after the Civil War in 1865.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, a Left-Wing organization, describes the Klan’s participation today as:  “Today, the Center (Southern Poverty Law Center) estimates that there are between 5,000 and 8,000 Klan members, split among dozens of different – and often warring – organizations that use the Klan name.”  As described by the SPLC, the group pretty much hates everything:  “Although black Americans have typically been the Klan’s primary target, it also has attacked Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and, until recently, Catholics.”  This is at its core a hate group no matter how you define it.

Neo-Nazis/American Nazi Party:

These people borrow elements from Nazi doctrine, including ultra-nationalism, racism, ableism, xenophobia, homophobia, antiziganism, anti-Semitism, and initiating the Fourth Reich. Holocaust denial is a common feature, as is the incorporation of Nazi symbols and admiration of Adolf Hitler.  Other than that, they sound like a swell group! (sarcasm)  This is also a hate group at its core.  The SPLC estimate that they have less than 1,000 members across the US.

White Supremacists: 

This is not a single organization or group but is an aggregate of groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazis.  The SPLC lumps almost organization they perceive to be a hate group made up of Caucasian individuals.  The SPLC estimate that there are about 1,000 “organizations” in this category.  But, given the population of the KKK and New-Nazi groups, the total affiliates probably number less than 25,000 people.  This represents less than 1/100th of a percent of the US population!  Even if you assume that the WS = 250,000, this would still only equal 1/10th of a percent the US population.  These people are not only fringe and a hate group, they are irrelevant and on the outer fringe of society.

Virginia State and Charlottesville, VA Government and Law Enforcement Hierarchy:

Hat Tips:

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/jason-kessler

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/ku-klux-klan

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2017/07/curry-prof-walt-heinecke-submits-applications-for-aug-12-counter-rallies

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/15/report-splc-charlottesville-racist-former-occupy-activist-obama-supporter-jason-kessler/

Russia Dead, “Trump Now a Racist”! Left Is Abetting Violent Overthrow

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As the Russia story continues to indict Obama rather than Trump, the Left has to create a new Anti-Trump dialogue!

The left, Aided and Abetted by the Main Stream Media, the Political Left, and the Elitist on the Right, are moving this country towards a violent end to their hatred of Trump.  The Progressives and the MSM have successfully neutered the Right Wing Elitist such as Rubio, McCain, Ryan and many others from standing up and defending this country’s heritage for fear of being branded a RACISTS or even worse, an Alt-Right supporter.  Trump stands alone, AGAIN, standing up for our need to know and understand our heritage and history, both good and bad, and to call out hatred and bigotry on both sides of the political spectrum.  

Today, there is no moral equivalency between Alt-Right and Alt-Left violence no matter who instigates it.  The Alt-Left is always on higher ground even against law enforcement or peaceful citizen protestors.  THIS IS JUST WRONG.  Equal protection is equal protection under the Law, period.  All men are created equal means all men, not just those you agree with. 

We are in a sad place today and unfortunately the only people who stand between the loss of our nation and the Nazism of the Left are the Trump Supporters.  These are White, Black, Hispanic, Asian and others from around the world who are citizens of this great nation and who voted for Trump.  These are people who merely want a level playing field, equal justice, equal opportunity, and to be left alone with their families.  Unfortunately, they are assailed daily by the MSM as bigots, racists, homophobes, sexists and worse.  They look in the mirror and see someone who struggles to meet their financial obligations and never protest anything as they are working long hours to support their family.   

Trump’s Solution to Race Issues In America:

Trump in his press conference today at Trump Tower, gave a glimpse into his view of what has and is dividing this nation.  He said that he thought Jobs would bring this country together along with his programs to improve our inner cities and the lives of those living in those cities.  He, in effect, believes that if he can provide opportunities and a better life for those with the least hope in our society, that racial divide will dissipate. 

In truth, this will improve the lives of those who have been left behind but it also WHY THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT WING ELITIST CANNOT ALLOW TRUMP TO SUCCEED.  These true Nazis on the Left and the Elite Right want to kill this country’s heritage, its greatness, and its promise to everyone in order to take it over.  Their goal is to complete Obama’s Transformation of America into a Mirror of Europe dominated by the elite few.

Charlottesville is not about White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Skin Heads or other despicable groups.  It is about building a narrative around Trump as a Bigot, Racist, and Anti-American President in order to kill his approval ratings so Congress can claim the high moral ground by opposing his agenda that would, in fact, lift this country’s poor our of poverty and restore the promise of America.  At the very least, kill Trump’s chances for reelection in 2020.

Personally, I believe if this assault on Trump continues, his supporters will not stand idly by and allow this to happen.  The backlash will be large, and possibly even meet the left’s violence with violence.  This should never happen in America but it happened during our fight for independence and it could happen again.   

Hopefully, some on the Elitist Right and moderate Democrats will wake up before it is too late.  History cannot be rewritten as its legacy lives in the hearts and minds of those who have inherited its legacies.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Right and Left Out to Destroy President Trump Using Charlottesville Tragedy

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Every RINO Republican and so-called “friend” of the President hit the talk show circuit today to denounce Trump’s “Unity Call” remarks regarding Charlottesville.  Trump either did not kneel down and renounce “White Supremacists/Racists” or his language was too vague to suit them.  This included RINOs like Newt Gingrich, of course Karl Rove, and Neo-Con leader and Never Trumper Bill Kristal.  Throw in Marco Rubio and other Senators and Congressmen for good measure!

Trump emphatically called out all who hate, are bigoted, and promote and act out violence, regardless of their “affiliation”.  He said:

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.” 

Of course he included “White Supremacists”, Racist of every kind, and “Nazis” of every kind and shape.  He did not specifically exclude the possibility that counter-protesters including “Antifa” and Black Lives Matters as potentially fomenting violence spawned from their own hatred of others. 

Until all of he facts are known a general condemnation of anyone who hate, are bigoted and promote violence is the right tone.  The driver of the care who plowed into the crowd is in a category of his own and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Charlottesville was a tragedy not only in the loss of 3 lives, but the loss of our American Values of what we should and can be.  When we allow hate, FROM ALL SIDES, to prevail, we have lost the promise of this Great Country.  While protecting the rights of even those who are hate filled, we must insure that their expression is not allowed to turn into violence against others.

Final Note:  I have watched a few hours of coverage and the seeming limited amount of video that is available.  I say limited as I expected wall to wall coverage given the subject of the march.  That said, I was taken aback to see that the Protesters and the Counter-Protesters were not separated more by the police.  Maybe they did not anticipate any violence but it was just odd that the commingling was so evident.  Maybe subsequent video will paint a different picture.  Hope so.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Pope Francis-Hypocrit on Native American Treatment and Rights

Pope Francis criticizes the policies of the Trump Administration but does not mention the treatment of California Native Peoples TODAY regarding Native Lands appropriated by the Church and the Spanish Government in the 1700 and 1800’s!

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Pope Francis stated:

“In this regard, the right to prior and informed consent should always prevail,” he said. “Only then is it possible to guarantee peaceful cooperation between governing authorities and indigenous peoples, overcoming confrontation and conflict.”

Did, or does, the Pope apply the same pious rhetoric to the Mexican and California Native Peoples who were driven off of their lands and converted to Catholicism during the California Missionary period?  Does the Pope care that the Ohlone, Costanoan, Esselen Nation, OCEN, the tribe that inhabited the greater Monterey/Carmel region of California, is not even officially recognized by the Federal Government nor does it have any real say in the day-to-day operations of the Missions in this region?  This tribe lived with St. Serra at the Carmel Mission and helped to build that mission and the others in the region. 

The Catholic hierarchy in California, especially under the Archbishop José Horacio Gomez in its Southern and Central dioceses, only pay attention to the native voices when there is a problem.  The hierarchy still treats our native peoples like second class citizens and certainly not with the “respect” the Pope said they deserve.

Pope Francis spoke out seemly about he Dakota pipeline that was just approved by the Trump Administration.  The contention by the tribes in the area was that the pipeline COULD damage their water supply in spite of engineering assurances that the pipeline would be safe and their water supply kept from harms way.  Contrast this with actual ancient Native People’s burial grounds that surround the California missions that have been built upon, paved over, and not respected by the Church.  The Pope has not said a word nor given any directives that would give the Native Peoples of these Missions any say in how the Mission Grounds are maintained or how improvements would be made.  Hence, hypocrite…

In a past blog entitled, “Time for Social Justice?  The Church, Its California Missions, &  Its Native Peoples”, short link: http://wp.me/pY51c-Gt, there were several policies and actions that Pope Francis should insure that the California Archbishops and Bishops initiate immediately:

“New Social Justice by the Church:  There are a couple of very simple efforts the Church could make to live up to Blessed Serra’s call for “Always Forward”.

  1. Mutual Support of Native Burial Grounds:  Where there are recognized native people’s burial grounds, form agreements with the local Nations/Tribes to jointly maintain and preserve these grounds.  If there are costs involved, work together to raise the funds necessary to properly maintain and preserve these grounds.  We preserve art and artifacts, what is more important than human ancestral remains?
  2. More Open Access to Native Peoples:  The Church should make sure that each mission develops policies and practices that welcome native peoples back to the missions either as individuals or groups.   If there are special prayer ceremonies or other gatherings that can be scheduled, the local mission should be working with the native peoples to accommodate these events and make is easy on the native peoples to frequently engage in these events.
  3. Support Local Tribes:  If there are local tribes that are seeking Nation status or have other needs requiring local, state or federal approval, the Church should support the native peoples in these efforts.  That is not to say that the Church has to pay for the legal or other costs, but they should lend all of the support they can to facilitate the local peoples efforts.
  4. The Church, Act Like Blessed (now Saint) Serra:  Serra was first and foremost an evangelist seeking to convert everyone he came in contact with.  Conversion to the Catholic Faith was his passion and driving force and can be seen in all of his writings.  Many of the descendants of the mission era native peoples were converted to Catholicism and baptized by Fr. Serra or his fellow friars.  Many of these same people have fallen away from the Church for a lot of reasons just like other peoples.  Perhaps the Church could make a more concerted effort to welcome these descendants back into the Church and welcome them as part of the Church and its mission roots.
  5. The Church Should Be Respectful:  The Church and the Spanish founded the San Diego Mission in 1769.  Recently, in Pacific Grove, California, a local member an early Esselen tribe was exhumed and the remains were found to be over 5,000 years old.  Understand that the native peoples may look at the mission lands as their own and respect their right to do so.  They are not going to take the lands back!”

Before Pope Francis takes himself too seriously regarding Native People Policy by others, perhaps a little papal introspection may be helpful.  He is ignoring a whole civilization who no longer are practicing Catholics and feel that their Church has abandoned them.   It is easy to criticize others but you better make sure your house is in order first.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/15/pope-francis-wades-into-us-oil-pipeline-dispute.html http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/pope-francis-native-people-have-rights-over-their-lands/article_689d7f11-eb77-5459-bfff-e8186ec2aae1.html

 

Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” What It Means to You!

We The People-Part II

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Below are the 28 Contractual Items that Trump laid out today (October 22, 2016) at Gettysburg.  (The were copied from Breitbart’s coverage of todays event and can be found at the link shown in Hat Tips below.) 

This is the first time a real commitment has been put down in contractual form since Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with American” in 1994.  Trump’s list is considerably longer than that of Gingrich but then again the Washington Global Elitist, Democrat and Republican, have created many more problems since 1994!

Below each item are my comments regarding each point.  Trump’s items will require several paths to be followed depending on the item.  Either an Amendment to the US Constitution, Congressional Approval, or Execution Action will be required.  The Constitutional Amendments may take some time but the only way to ensure that key issues cannot be tampered with by future Presidents and Congresses.  Many of Trump’s items will make Congress squirm more than just a little.  The key thing to remember that all of his remedies are allowed within the Constitution from a strict constructionist sense.  That makes a Republican RINO in Congress squirm even more!!!

One other takeaway from these 28 contract item is the genius of Trump picking Mike Pence as a running mate.  Trump needs a solid ally working with Congress, on both sides of the aisle, to get these items through Congress.  Some will require a Herculean effort on the part of Pence and the Congressional leadership but a Trump election is a signal to Congress that the People are Now Back In Charge!  Plus, Trump, is a great spokesperson for his agenda and will not hesitate to take to the airwaves to help Pence heel Congress!  Should be fun to watch!

“Contract with the American Voter”

  1. Propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress

    1. Constitutional Amendment: If Congress will not initiate, Trump can call on the Governors and their legislature to initiate the process of establishing term limits similar to the 1947, 22nd Amendment that limited the Presidency to two four-year terms.  Constitutional Amendments are not easy to process and pass but they can be done.  The last amendment was passed in 1992.  In the past, Trump has talked about limiting Senators to two terms, 12 years total, and members of Congress will be to 6, 2 year terms for a total of 12 years.  The details will be negotiated but I would hope that the plan for term limits put forth by Mark R. Levin would serve as the model.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  2. Institute a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health)

    1. Executive Order or Congressional Action:  Trump could issue an Executive Order to implement the hiring freeze and limits.  This has been done in the past by various Presidents regardless of what you will hear in the MSM.  If Ryan and McConnell understand the mood of the country, they should volunteer to push through legislation.  Don’t hold your breath!

  3. Require for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

    1. Executive Order or Congressional Action:  Trump will most like use an executive order to enforce this limit but once again, if Congress has any sense of the American voter, they should act in concert with Trump. 

  4. Institute a five year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service

    1. Executive Order AND Congressional Action:  Trump can require all White House staff and appointees to agree to not becoming lobbyist after they leave government service.  Congress will have to enact similar legislation to limit their own members and staff.  If Congress refuses to act, all members of the House and those members of the Senate that are up for re-election in 2018 would be held accountable.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  5. Create a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump can require all White House staff and appointees to agree to not becoming lobbying on behalf of a foreign government after they leave government service.  This is slightly different from being an actual lobbyist so it is a necessary distinction.   

  6. Institute a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

    1. Congressional Action:  Trump will engage Congress to pass a law prohibiting foreign lobbyist raising money for US elections.  This would include money funneled through unions, PACS, or private foundations, like the Clinton Foundation.  There is no reason to allow foreign agents to help fund campaigns or efforts in this country.  We give up our very sovereignty when we do.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  7. Announce intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump can renegotiate NAFTA on his own and withdraw if necessary under Article 2205 which simply reads, “A Party may withdraw from this Agreement six months after it provides written notice of withdrawal to the other Parties. If a Party withdraws, the Agreement shall remain in force for the remaining Parties.”  Finally a government document you can read!  Trump will not need Congress to approve or disapprove.  There will have to be serious tariff discussions and other details between the US, Mexico and Canada if this comes to fruition!

  8. Announce withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    1. Executive Order:  TPP has not be submitted to the Senate for ratification by Obama and probably would not be taken up if it were at this point.  Trump would just have to announce his intention that the US will not participate in further discussions to approve this agreement.  Presumably Trump would engage in negotiations with the individual nations regarding trade and avoid ceding authority over the US by an international arbitration agency.

  9. Direct Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.

    1. Executive Order:  This will trigger a series of discussions within the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding China’s actions.  Other nations, possibly including the US, may get pulled into scrutiny.  But, it will put the world on notice that this practice of de facto tariffs on competitive goods will not be tolerated by the US.

  10. Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately.

    1. Executive Order:  Similar to labeling China a currency manipulator, discovering and adjudicating trade abuses will require intense scrutiny and a great deal of negotiation and possible legal action.  Between the two items, Trump will be sending a message that business as usual is over with the US.  Reaction will certainly be interesting!

  11. Lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

    1. Executive Action and Possible Congressional Action:  This will probably be the biggest boost to the US economy long-term of any of Trump’s proposals.  I am hedging my bets in how this can be accomplished as there may be laws on the books regulating these activities.  If what Trump attempts to do has not been limited by Congress in the past, then he can probably push forward on his own as Obama did in strangling our energy industries.  The offshoot of lifting these limits will yield lower energy prices, really put OPEC in a bad position in trying to regulate oil prices, create a lot of jobs directly and in support of these industries.  Since oil prices are relatively low, less costly exploration will go forward prior to an all out assault by the energy industry.  The coal states will see an immediate boost in employment and revenues.  I would like to see Trump add a “rebate” for taxpayers as our energy windfalls create additional revenues.  He should also earmark a percentage of gains to reducing the national debt!

  12. Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.

    1. Executive Order:  Part of #11 above.  This will help assure our Northern Partner, Canada, that the US values their energy partnership and start to build a North American Energy partnership with Mexico being included.  More jobs, less pollution, and more revenue!

  13. Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump should sick Ambassador John Bolton on this one plus a review of all funding of the UN by the US.  The UN has grabbed onto the climate change fiasco in order to redistribute money to themselves and whoever they want to prop up.  I wish I could believe that global warming was real and that the waters around Manhattan would rise and swallow up the UN building!

  14. Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump may have carpel tunnel syndrome by the time he signs all of the Un-Executive Orders!  This will save billions of dollars as well as reduce the power of many federal agencies and bureaucracies.  He should go back to 1992 to make sure that Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II don’t have any “stinkers” in the pile!

  15. Begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    1. Submission of a Supreme Court Nominee to the Senate:  This should be a quick action item for Trump.  It will be interesting how the Senate Republicans react!  The Democrats will fight to block any of the 20 but McConnell has to stand up and fight back.  If the Republican lose the Senate, then Trump will have to fight in the court of public opinion to get his appointments through the Senate’s barbaric process.

  16. Cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities.

    1. Executive Order and Maybe some Congressional Action:  Much of the funding through federal agencies to States, Cities and Counties can be cut off via executive order.  If there are any Congressional funding mechanisms on the books, Congress would have to vote for a rider allowing the President to cut off funds if he deemed the agency to be a “sanctuary” haven for illegal aliens.  As an Ex-California Mayor, I fought for this back in the 1970’s when this nonsense of sanctuary cities started.  Gov. Brown of California will fight tooth and nail on this one as he was a strong proponent of sanctuary cities in the 1970’s!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  17. Begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.

    1. Executive Action:  The laws are already on the books for removing illegal aliens, especially those who have committed felonies in the US, and sending them back to their home country.  I doubt that foreign countries will refuse to take back their “citizens” when facing the loss of foreign aid, visas and trade.  Trump and the US is in a strong position on this item.

  18. Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump can use an executive order to suspend immigration and direct Homeland Security to create and enforce safe vetting procedures.  Suspension of immigration from specific areas have been done by many administrations in the past including Obama/Clinton when they suspended immigration from IRAQ!

  19. Work with Congress on a Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act; an economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate.

    1. Congressional Action:  This will not be a quick fix for Trump.  It took Reagan quite a while to get his tax program somewhat through Congress.  Congress uses the tax code to pay off their donors so there will be more pigs in this blanket than with any other proposal.  The sooner this is enacted, that faster the economy can start to turn around and revenue start to flow.  In the end, if the Republican can keep even a marginal majority in the House and Senate, this can be attached to a budget bill and passed with a majority in both houses.  If Congress fails to act on Trump’s proposal, the 2018 elections will be bloody.  Trump will be campaigning for or against Congress depending on if they support his Tax Plan!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  20. Work with Congress on an End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.

    1. Congressional Action:  One would think that this would be a no brainer for Congress but this is at the heart of Progressive Globalism.  This Act encourages our companies to produce goods in low wage countries and does not punish them for laying off American Workers.  This is part of Trump’s overall strategy of bring back American manufacturing and preventing it from leaving in the future.  You would think that our labor unions would be behind this and indeed the workers are.  But the union leadership in charge of money laundering campaign contributions for Democrats are not.  If Congress fails to act on Trump’s proposal, the 2018 elections will be bloody on this one as well.  Trump will be campaigning for or against Congress depending on if they support his repeal of this act!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  21. Work with Congress on an American Energy & Infrastructure Act; Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral.

    1. Congressional Action:  This plan would partner private and public funding of needed energy and infrastructure projects to allow us to build up our roads, airports, bridges etc.  This is not like Obama’s stimulus as it creates a “bond” type of funding for these projects rather than drag down on the US Treasury.  Once again, the Porkers in Congress love this kind of legislation so it will remain to be seen if Trump comes out with a pure form of his proposal.  Once again 2018 may be an impetus for Congress to act!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  22. Work with Congress on a School Choice And Education Opportunity Act; redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Many of the required changes can be driven through the Department of Education via executive orders.  Congress will have to pass enabling legislation to redirect Common Core programs as well as for the proposed school choice provisions.  Many vocational programs exist and should reviewed for relevance.  Some of these may be retooled with additional Congressional approval required.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  23. Work with Congress on a Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act; fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Trump can use executive orders where authorized to tweak down Obamacare while Congress works on repealing and replacing Obamacare.  This will be an ugly Congressional fight and the Republican will not fight dirty with their own rules in order to accomplish the repeal.  Ryan and McConnell will be on the hot seat for this now as they can’t use the Presidency as their scapegoat.  They will know that they are not facing a veto now for acting!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  24. Work with Congress on an Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act; allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivize employers to provide on-side childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Some of the funding to start some of the programs can be redirected via executive orders.  But some of the substantive changes will require Congressional action.  As many of these are tied to the tax code, some can be appended to the budget and other tax code changes.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  25. Work with Congress on an End Illegal Immigration Act; fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for over-staying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Trump can re-prioritize current laws and funding to push through much of this via executive orders.  Congress may have to add appropriations and to modify federal sentencing standards and guidelines.  Most of the Visa provisions can be enacted by Trump via executive orders as well.  The balance will have to be worked out with Congress and Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  26. Work with Congress on a Restoring Community Safety Act; reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.

    1. Executive Orders and Congressional Action:  Much of the needed funding can be pushed through the Department of Justice once that SWAMP is drained.  Community block grants and other funding mechanism could be enacted via Congress to insure quick improvement can be made at the LOCAL level.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  27. Work with Congress on a Restoring National Security Act; rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  This is a big undertaking and will probably be done in steps with some via executive orders and some with legislation.  Congress will have to work with Trump on the budget to restore military funding.  A lot of the veteran aid can be done through executive orders using existing legislation and some legislative tweaking.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  28. Work with Congress on a Clean up Corruption in Washington Act;  enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  The Washing DC swamp is pretty big and deep so draining the swamp will require multiple approaches.  Trump can clean up the bureaucracy within Federal agencies pretty much through executive orders.  The swampy Congress will have to clean up their own swamp under the loving guidance of Trump and the pesky voters!  This will be fun to watch as Trump will undoubtedly appoint a “Super-Swamp-Monitor” to help drain the swamps!  2018 Elections will also be on Trump’s side.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

Well, Trump laid out his contract to you, from him.  It is up to you to go out and vote for yourself by voting for Trump/Pence on November 8th!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Background Info:

Amendments to the US Constitution-Article V:  “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;…”

 

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28 Points taken from:  http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/22/donald-trump-contract-american-voter-100-days-5338007/

Biggest Screw-Up-Presidential Debate 2016-Stop and Frisk Is Constitutional!

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Hillary Clinton (HRC) lied about “Stop and Frisk” (S&F) being unconstitutional and she was aided by Lester Holt, the moderator, who also stated the practice and its legal authority was unconstitutional.  Holt’s interjecting himself into the debate “reminding” Trump that S&F was unconstitutional.  This fed into the MSM calling for Holt to be a “Fact Checker” against Trump to make sure Trump did not lie! 

Really! HRC is the Most Infamous Liar In the History of American Politics, Ever!

If Anyone Needed FACT CHECKING, it would be Hillary Clinton!

Stop and Frisk, The Law:

Terry V Ohio:  In 1968, the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures is NOT violated when a law enforcement STOPS a person exhibiting suspicious behavior in public and FRISKS him or her WITHOUT SUFFICIENT PROBABLE CAUSE to arrest the person.  If the Law Enforcement person has “REASONABLE SUSPICION” that the person of interest has, is or is about to commit a crime and the law enforcement officer has a reasonable belief that the person “MAY BE ARMED AND PRESENTLY DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC”.

Before we go on, lets look at a couple of legal terms used in this definition by the court. 

  • Reasonable Suspicion:  Is a legal standard of proof in US law that is less than probable cause, the legal standard for arrests and warrants, but more than an “inchoate and unparticularized suspicion or ‘hunch'”.  It must be based on “specific and articulable facts”, “taken together with rational inferences from those facts”, and the suspicion must be associated with the specific individual.

  • Exclusionary Rule:  Is a legal principle in the United States, under constitutional law, which holds that evidence collected or analyzed in violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights is sometimes inadmissible for a criminal prosecution in a court of law.  Within the ruling of Terry V Ohio is that Stop and Frisk, since it DOES NOT violate the Fourth Amendment, does not trigger the “Exclusionary Rule” and it cannot be applied if the suspect is subsequently arrested as a result of the Stop and Frisk.  This is a key part of the ruling. 

    • The Court stated: “Proper adjudication of cases in which the exclusionary rule is invoked demands a constant awareness of these limitations. The wholesale harassment by certain elements of the police community, of which minority groups, particularly Negroes, frequently complain, will not be stopped by the exclusion of any evidence from any criminal trial. Yet a rigid and unthinking application of the exclusionary rule, in futile protest against practices which it can never be effectively used to control, may exact a high toll in human injury and frustration of efforts to prevent crime.”

So, Stop and Frisk is constrained in its application and cannot be used in conjunction against prohibited practices such as racial profiling.  Also, the application of Stop and Frisk is only to determine whether the suspect represents a threat, via a weapon, to the officer or the public.  It is specifically targeted to removing guns from the hands of persons who may be, has, is or is about to commit a crime.

The left hates Stop and Frisk which is curious since they are anti-gun!  I guess it is OK for criminals to have guns just not law-abiding citizens! 

So, how did the constitutionality of Stop and Frisk get tagged in the Presidential Debates erroneously as unconstitutional?

In 2013, judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, now retired United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, ruled that the New York Police Department’s APPLICATION of Stop and frisk, violated the Fourth Amendment protections in that the department applied racial profiling in its application of the procedure.  The judge found that; “that the Police Department not only had violated the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures, but had also violated the 14th Amendment by resorting to a “policy of indirect racial profiling” as the number of police stops soared in minority communities over the last decade.”

BUT!!!

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit stepped in and found and ruled that the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, “ran afoul” of the judiciary’s code of conduct and compromised the “appearance of impartiality surrounding this litigation.”  by compromising the “appearance of impartiality surrounding this litigation.”  The Court of Appeals also found and criticized Judge Scheindlin had manipulated the court proceedings in the underlying lawsuit to fit her desired outcome which was to curtail New York City’s application of Stop and Frisk.

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruling set aside Scheindlin’s ruling as well as replaced her with judge John Koeltl who was told to put off all proceedings and basically await for further action from the court.  The court has yet to rule on the merits of the “Floyd” case that is the basis of Scheindlin’s actions. 

SO, THE STOP AND FRISK PROCEDURE AS SET FORTH IN TERRY V OHIO, REMAINS CONSTITUTIONAL, PERIOD!

Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt were both wrong last night when they both stated that Stop and Frisk was Unconstitutional.  Today, many of the MSM are continuing to parrot this inaccurate description of Stop and Frisk.  Once again, the left is applying the Alinsky tactic of repeating a lie until it is accepted as the truth.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Tulsa V Charlotte: Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott Shootings, Tragic But Not Indicative of National Racism

Charlotte Police Action-Appears to be Justified Shooting

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Tulsa Police Actions-Police Reaction Less Clear

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Officer Betty Shelby and Shooting Victim Terence Crutcher

Update, 9/22, Officer Shelby Will Be Charged with Manslaughter

This week, unfortunately, our nation was shocked with multiple acts of terror and two police actions that included shootings where the shooting victims were both Black.  The officers that were involved were not quite so homologous. 

Tulsa Police Officer, Betty Shelby:  In Tulsa, the officer was Betty Shelby, a 43-year-old white female who began her law enforcement career in 2007 with the Tulsa County Sheriffs Department then joined the Tulsa Police Department in 2011. 

Charlotte Police Officer:  In Charlotte, the officer was Brently Vinson, a Black male who had joined the Charlotte PD two years ago. 

The Charlotte incident was met with immediate community unrest and rioting resulting in injuries to at least 16 officers and thousands of dollars in property damage.  There were also demonstrations in Tulsa.  The question is why the Charlotte police shooting evoke a much stronger protest than the Tulsa police shooting? 

Tulsa Incident:

The Tulsa incident was very well documented with video from dash cams as well as from an overhead police helicopter.   Ironically one of the officers in the helicopter was the husband of the officer involved in the shooting.  The audio from the chopper could not be heard by the officers on the ground.  When you view the videos, read the transcripts of the recordings, and read the reports filed by the officers, there is a nagging question as to why Officer Shelby decided to use lethal force.  This is accentuated by the actions of fellow Officer Tyler Turnbough, who is also white, when he made the decision to use a stun gun rather than his sidearm on Crutcher.  The video and the recounting of the shooting by the officers who were on scene seem to confirm that Shelby and Turnbough both discharged their weapons at the same time.  Below is the video from the dash cam in one of the police vehicles.  Take some time and watch the events as they unfold.

Tulsa Shooting Video:  Shots Fired at 1:55 on the recording

The questions in my mind were:

  • Why did Turnbough feel a stun gun was more appropriate to deploy versus Shelby’s decision to use lethal force?
  • What was in Shelby’s mind when she saw Crutcher seemingly reaching into the driver’s side window?
  • What was Crutcher reaching into the vehicle to retrieve?  There was no gun found on scene, only an unspecified amount of drugs.
  • Why didn’t Crutcher simply comply with the officer’s commands when confronted with overwhelming force?
  • Which officer on scene was in charge of the scene prior to the shooting?

Charlotte Incident: 

The Charlotte incident apparently is documented by videos including body cams from some of the officers.  Officer Vinson, who shot and killed Mr. Scott, was plain closed, wearing a police vest, and was not wearing a body cam.  The Charlotte officials have not released the video yet to the public.  (May have to shortly)(The primary difference between the Tulsa incident and this Charlotte incident was that Scott did have a firearm.  As of this writing, we only have the account of the shooting from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney.  He has stated that “The officers gave loud, clear, verbal commands, which were also heard by many of the witnesses,” Putney said. “Mr. Scott exited his vehicle armed with a handgun as the officers continued to yell at him to drop it.”  An officer subsequently fired his weapon, striking Scott, who police said was treated immediately and later pronounced dead.

Personally, I cannot image that Chief Putney, who is also Black, would spin a narrative that would not be confirmed by the body cams which he has reviewed.  While the citizens of Charlotte may be skeptical about the shooting, the immediate resort to rioting and violence seems contrived and political.  All officials, from the White House to State and Local officials should be calling for time to complete the investigation.  Should the Charlotte PD release the video immediately?  Not necessarily.  As long as the due process is done expeditiously and thoroughly, and reviewed with the public, the public should wait for this to unfold.  The shooting was witnessed, video recorded, and the perpetrator had a weapon.  Time Out is required. 

PHOTO: Protesters surround a police vehicle in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 20, 2016. Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that broke out Tuesday.Rioting in Charlotte

The same is true for the Tulsa shooting.  While the video accounts appear to call into question the decision by Officer Shelby to use lethal force, there are a lot of additional investigation tasks and forensics tasks to be completed.  These incidents and the response to them, point to a key question:

Are We a Nation of Laws or Anarchy?

When we hear deafening silence from the White House and other authorities regarding the rioting and looting.  These same law enforcement leaders refuse to call for time to process the incidents, and to allow the Laws of this Nation to be applied to these tragic events.  In short, the White House and the Justice Department do not stand up for the Rule of Law!  Their lack of response is a dog whistle for anarchy and Black Lives Matters is happy to kick into gear and destroy their own communities. 

While Black lives certainly matter, all lives also matter.   In 2016, there are approximately 850,000 local, State and Federal law enforcement officers.  To date there have been 702 fatalities that have resulted from police shootings.  163 of these deaths were Blacks.  This is 23% of the total deaths for a Black population that equals 13% of the total US population. 

These statistics do not support a police racial bias charge by Black activists who use these incidents to fund raise and incite violence.  Police, do not target Blacks for extinction and in fact show up at the riots to protect the protestors and the property and lives of those who live in the neighborhoods.  

President Obama must stand against anarchy against the rule of law.  Otherwise, his legacy will be that he intentionally put Black lives in harm’s way for political gain. 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/tulsa-police-release-graphic-footage-of-fatal-shooting-of-terence-crutcher/

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatch/justice-will-be-achieved-in-terence-crutcher-shooting-tulsa-police/article_ceb93e3d-2ce1-539b-bb89-b849a224e16f.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/disturbing-helicopter-footage-shows-oklahoma-police-kill-unarmed-man-n650866

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/protesters-in-police-shooting-injure-officers-shut-highway/ar-BBwpBth?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Trump 2016 and The Black Vote, Opportunity Vs Continued Bondage

Black Vote-Critical for the Future of Blacks

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LA Times on Black Polling (1): 

Trump Jumps to 19.6% from 3%

Clinton Drops to 71.4% from 90.4%

 

https://i2.wp.com/blackdemographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Black-Party-Affiliation-and-Vote-Patterns.jpgCan Trump get 32% of the Black Vote and Return to the 1960 Level?

Wonder why the Clinton campaign is pulling out all of the black race baiters to attack Trump and has resurrected the Clinton initiated “Obama Birther” issue?  Hillary is losing in the lower and middle-income black communities where they have seen first hand the devastation of inner-city leftist policies. 

As the first Black President, Obama received 95% then 93% of the black vote in 2008 and 2012 respectively.  Hillary is not the first Black President and in fact has mocked the Blacks time and time again with her phony accents and hot sauce routine!.  She never even mentioned the plight of the Black inner-city communities until Trump stepped on her voting block!  Oh sure, she gave phony lip service to Black Lives Matter as a divisionary tactic perfected by Obama to keep the wedge between the Black and White communities. 

But, what has Hillary done in the past or on this campaign to rectify the 50% illiteracy rates in Chicago, Detroit and elsewhere in the Black inner-cities.  NOTHING.  She is deep in the pocket of the National Education Association union that fosters the “keep them in the ghetto” policies of the left. 

What the left has underestimated is the innate intelligence in the Black Community that is saying “ENOUGH”. 

“We don’t Have Anything to Lose Voting for Trump!

Fasten your seat belts as every Black Race Baiter and Black Caucus member will be out demonizing Trump so as not to lose their power over the Black constituency.  But, Blacks want the same thing Whites, Hispanics, Muslims, Gays, Asians and every other human being wants, Freedom and the chance to live a fulfilled life and raise their families in peace and security.

Should be an interesting 49 Days!

PS:  Hillary came out today and said that she will have a conversation with the Whites.  Breitbart’s Charles Spierling reported earlier today: “We gotta tackle the systemic racism, this horrible shooting again, how many times do we have to see this in our country?” she said in an appearance on the Steve Harvey show. Clinton was specifically referring to the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, saying he had his “hands in the air” when he was killed.”  This shooting may or may not have been justified but should be a matter for the justice system, not pandering politicians and race baiters, to try in the media.

  Without racism and the other “isms” and “phobes”, the left can’t win.  Time to Re-Unite and take back our Country!

 

 

Hat Tips

(1) Polling from September 10 through September 16, 2016

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/20/hillary-clinton-vows-speak-directly-white-people-stop-racial-police-shootings/

http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-makes-massive-gains-black-voters/

 

Madam Clinton-Queen of The Elite!

Hillary Joins Obama in Denigrating

the Deplorable Bitter Clingers“!

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Hillary Clinton once again states her disdain for the “average American” by lumping them into her “basket of ‘deplorables'” and tagging them as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic and any other “IST” or “PHOBES” you can imagine.  Obama, in April of 2008, stated, And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” 

The Elitists of the left and right view anyone just West of New York and East of California as the “great unwashed” whose families actually worked for a living and may have actually “perspired” in doing so!  The elitist believe that the “deplorables” have somehow devolved into a sub-human species. (If needed, they would have to rent a tuxedo!)  But, while casting a wide net, Hillary has snared Blacks, Hispanics, LGBTQ, and others in her Basket!  That is the main problem with identity politics.  Pretty soon you are pitting one “identity” against another.

Hillary’s and the Elitist’s Definitions:

Racist:  A racist is a white person, or someone identifying as white person, who believes that everyone is equal and should be treated exactly the same regardless of race, creed, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Sexist:  A sexist is male, or presumably trans-sexual female identifying as a male, who disagrees with a female elitist or, heaven forbid, actually criticizes an elitist female, or male presenting as an elitist female.   

Homophobic:  a homophobe is anyone, of any race, creed, or ethnic origin who believes that what a same sex couple does in the privacy of their bedroom is no one’s business but that the “homophobe” has the right to not participate in or condone your same sex activities, or bake you a cake or make you a flower arrangement for your wedding.  (kind of like a libertarian)

Xenophobe:  A xenophobe is anyone who believes that sovereign nations should protect their own borders and establish immigration controls to insure the safety of their citizens.  “Xenos” can be a member of the LGBTQ, Black, Hispanic, Asian or Whites who do not want unvetted refugees to be allowed into the US.  Could also be anyone, of any race, creed, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation who do not want Islamic Terrorist to be allowed in the US or to remain in the US. 

Islamophobic:  Like a xenophobe but someone who may be a member of the LGBTQ, Black, Hispanic, Asian or Whites, and who is opposed specifically to allowing Islamic Terrorists into the US under any circumstance or elitist program.   This can also include, ironically, American Muslims who oppose allowing unvetted Islamists into the US! 

You Too Can Be a Bigot!

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So, by their vary definitions, anyone (non-Elitist of course) can be offensive to anyone else or be offended by anyone else, regardless of their race, creed, ethnic origin or sexual orientation!  So, even you can be one of the Elitist’s “ISTS” or “PHOBES”.  The problem with identity politics is that sooner or later you form a circular firing squad and shoot yourself!  The only way it works for an length of time is if one of the groups gives you a free pass and lets you to se them and also ignore their needs without consequences.  This is true of the Black and Hispanic communities today.  The Elitists have totally taken these groups for granted as a sure-thing voting block and only drag them out when they need to use them to condemn others of racism or xenophobia. 

Orlando Islamic Terror Attack:  It was tragic to watch but educational, when the Elitists tried to thread their way through their own identity politics after the Orlando Islamic Terror attack at the Orlando Gay nightclub.  The elitist could not support Gays’ right to bear arms and defend themselves; could not explain why an Islamist could possibly attack the Gay community that the Elitists claimed as their own; and then to see that the victims where not only gay, but multi-racial and multi-ethnic, really confounded the lines of their Elitist Identity Politics.

Time to Ban Together with Other “Deplorables”!

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So, when Hillary and the Elitist on the left and right describe their “Basket of Deplorables”, they cast a net that snared the majority of non-Elitist Americans regardless of race, creed, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.  Outside of the Hollywood crowd, the uber-rich and uber-rich wanabes, the New York and West Coast social elites, and their pawns in the Political Elite circles, I give you the rest of America as the “Basket of Deplorables”. 

Finally we have a pure example of how the Elites, exemplified by Hillary Clinton, divide us into groups for conquest, then play one of us against the other so we focus on each other and ignore the Elite’s sick machinations of the masses. 

Time to Get Off of the Elite Merry-Go-Round

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Vote for the Defender of the Basket of Deplorables

on November 8th. Donald J. Trump

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/10/493427601/hillary-clintons-basket-of-deplorables-in-full-context-of-this-ugly-campaign

http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-basket-of-deplorables-donald-trump-2016-9

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/06/damn-right-obama-were-bitter-clingers/