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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

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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

 

Hat Tips

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/

 

The Clinton’s and the Dems, The Real Ugly Face Of Racism

41% of Hispanic & 24% of Black Adults Are Functionally Illiterate In the U.S.

 

He Would get us Coffee47% of the Citizens of Detroit and Chicago are Illiterate!

Trump and Minority Outreach

Trump, once again, is the leading voice in calling attention to a problem plaguing our once great nation.  The problem is the impact of the Democrat Party’s policies in our inner cities that condemn its minority, mainly African-American, citizens to poverty, crime infested neighborhoods, and illiteracy. 

Democrat Dominance:  The Democrat Party has ruled in many of our major cities for over the past 50-100 years leaving third world living conditions in its wake.  All the while blaming “Whites” and specifically White Republicans for the woes created by the Leftist Democrat Party agenda. 

The Left has been so successful in their indoctrination of the African-American communities that as a block Blacks voted 95% and 93% respectively for Barak Obama against John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.  McCain and Romney and even Bush did little or nothing to sway the Black voting block to vote for them. 

Democrat Economic Slavery:  The inner cities with high crime rates and high unemployment in the Black Communities, all suffer from long-term Democrat controlled City governments.  Their pro teacher union sub-par education programs have created a group of individuals without hope for a future, an acceptance of abject poverty and high crime rates as the status quo.  They line up for the same Democrat politicians, backed by race baiters like Jackson, Sharpton, Rev. Wright, and others, and vote against bettering their own futures. 

Merging of Shared Interests:  The inner city policies that drive up poverty, illiteracy and high crime rates, are aided and abetted by Federal policy as well.  This is not only the fault of the Democrat Party, but the Republican Party shares almost an equal share of the blame.  The Democrat Party is actively pursing Leftist policies that expand government dependency and drive unemployment, poverty, high crime rates, and a degradation of education while the Republican Party stands idly by allowing the Leftist to have their way.  In the end, both parties have morphed into monolithic globalist open border elitist protagonists.  The Republicans are more focused on pimping to their globalist big business interests while allowing the Democrats to soothe the minorities into believe that their present plight is the fault of others and there is not way out!  Both parties are not really concerned who is in the majority as the end result is the same!  More government, more poverty, higher crime and higher illiteracy!

Status Quo Acceptance by High and Middle Income Blacks:  The saddest part of this scenario is the acceptance of this status quo by upper and middle-income Blacks and Hispanics who tend to vote with their lower-income counterparts!  In 2014, 1.6% of Blacks had an income over $200,000; 11% from $100K to $200K; 38% from $35K to $100K;  and 49% below $35K (primarily residents in our inner cities).  The upper income Blacks ($100K+) total 12.6% of the Black population.  If you assume that half of the population earning between $100K and $35K are middle-income, the total upper and middle-income Blacks would be 31.6% of the total Black population.  This is far higher than the 5% or so of Blacks who did not vote for a non Democrat in the past two elections.  If the upper/middle-income Blacks felt that the Republicans offered a better outcome for Blacks as a whole, they would probably switch!

Obama Anomaly?:  Many Republicans hide behind Obama as being the first Black President as an excuse for overwhelming support of the Black community for the Democrat ticket.  But, a look at the voting and registration breakout of the Black voting block belies this assumption to a great extent.  In the 2000 and 2004 election Bush won both contests.  In 2000 and 2004 Bush only received 8% and 11% of the Black vote.  Prior to Bush, going back to 1964, the highest percentage of the Black Vote, 15%, came in 1968 for Nixon and 1976 for Ford.  So, the fact that the first Black president garnered 95% of the vote, compared to a 44 year low of 85% of the Black vote for a Democrat, indicates that there is another explanation as to why Republicans receive such a low percentage of the Black Vote. 

Civil Rights Act of 1964:  In 1960, Democrat John Kennedy received only 68% of the Black vote and Republican Richard Nixon received 32% of the Black vote.  In the 1956 election, Republicans received 39% of the Black Vote; the highest percentage of Black votes received by a Republican in over 75 years!  So what happened in 1964 to allow Democrat Lyndon Johnson to receive 94% of the Black Vote, equal to what was received by Barak Obama?  Of course it was the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The irony is that although this legislation was initiated by Democrat John Kennedy, it was only due to the voting by Republicans in the House and Senate that allowed this historic bill to pass!  Over 80% of the Republicans voted for passage in the House while only 63% of the Democrats voted for the House bill.  In the Senate, 80% of the Republicans voted for passage while only 69% of the Democrats voted for passage (66% for Cloture).

Win the Vote, Lose the Hearts:  Typical of Republicans, they won the vote for the 1964 Civil Rights Act but received very little credit for doing so in the Black Community!  But, this is their legacy in race relations since the assignation of Lincoln!  The Right has never done a good job promoting their fight for equal rights for all, including the Blacks, and actually received the blame for the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow Laws that were actually supported by the Democrat Party!  The Republicans have virtually conceded control of the African-American and Hispanic vote to the Democrats!

Enter Trump!

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Just as Trump has done with immigration, jobs, trade, crime, terrorism etc., Trump is now taking up the cause of our inner cities and the plight of the minorities trapped in their morass of corruption, crime, violence, poverty and illiteracy.  No other Republican candidate in memory has ever put so many “chips” on the table for this cause! 

Trump understands that he may or not be successful, from an election perspective, in attracting enough of the Black and Hispanic votes with his outreach to justify the time and effort his campaign is expending.  But, it is yet another “injustice” he has identified that deserves not only his voice, but the attention of the American people, and certainly our elected officials in Washington DC, in State government, and certainly in our inner city government. 

Trump not only highlighted the plight of our inner cities, but will sit down in Detroit and other cities to discuss the plight of our fellow citizens trapped in these hell-holes with those very citizens.  He won’t pander like Clinton with her bottle of “hot sauce” or all of a sudden develop an African-American inflection in his voice, whatever that is, to talk down to those he is sharing this time.  He will listen to their voices and let them know that he plans to clean up their crime laden streets, promote minority owned local businesses, bring back jobs, offer school choice, and reverse policies that have promoted single parent homes and high out of wedlock birth rates. 

Trump will ruffle a lot of feathers with this inner city campaign, but those feathers deserve to be ruffled.  Our inner cities are a disgrace to who we are as a people, as Christians, and as human beings.  Democrats will cry that Trump really does not care and Republicans will cower down in a corner and hope he just goes away!  Globalist/Anarchists will be the most disappointed if Trump succeeds as they need to disrupt this nation to the highest degree possible so they and their oligarchy can reap the benefits of chaos.  If Trump does not win this battle, we are in for a racial divide that we have not experienced in our history.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read/

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html

http://blackdemographics.com/households/african-american-income/

http://unionwatch.org/karen-lewis-and-chicagos-illiteracy-problem/

http://theweek.com/articles/484910/detroits-shocking-47-percent-illiteracy-rate

 

Hillary Attacks “Alt-Right”, Really?

Pointing the Finger Away From Herself and Her Corruption

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Alt-Right, HUH?:  The people outside of Hillary Clinton’s Reno, Nevada, event today were asked what they thought about Hillary speech centering around attacking Trump and the “Alt-Right”.  Most did not know what “Alt-Right” was even though some thought attacking it would be a good thing?  (Hillary is trying to equate Breitbart with the Alt-Right now that Steve Bannon is heading up Trump’s Campaign)   The word “right” must have been the trigger.  Joel Pollak of Breitbart asked several of the attendees about the Alt-Right.  Go to this link to see their responses! https://youtu.be/YeymDHht2g8 .

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Hillary Trying to Change the MSM Focus:  Hillary’s speech was clearly an attempt to change the narrative of this past week that was centered around the Clinton Foundation’s alleged “Pay-To-Play” accusations in the MSM!  The only problem is, NO ONE KNOWS WHO THE ALT-RIGHT IS, save a few journalists and pundits who regularly dive into political minutia.  (I have to admit that I had to do some research to gain a better understanding of the term.)  Her ploy was also to trump Trump’s outreach to the African-American and Hispanic voters and ask for their vote!  His phrase, “What the hell do you have to lose” is resonating and is disturbing to Democrats.

race cardPlaying the RACE CARD:  Hillary’s intent was to use a term, “Alt-Right”, attach it to Trump, and define it as a fringe group exemplified by the likes of David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan!  And of course, claim Trump and his supporters are RACISTS. (just a matter of time before she dusted off that term and used it in this campaign)  Of course so-called conservative pundits point to the fact that this stigma is Trump’s fault because he did not clearly denounce his endorsement by Duke during the primaries even though Trump repeatedly denounced Duke and the KKK but don’t let facts get in the way of a #NeverTrump person. 

You can expect the hacks in the MSM to parrot Hillary’s outburst against this small and insignificant fringe group and try to focus the narrative back on Trump.  Trump has been lazar focused on his message and will continue to campaign following his game plan.  Whether the MSM will go back to the real issues of the campaign and the Clinton Pay-To-Play scandals is anyone’s guess.  I do expect the #NeverTrump crowd to try to bash Trump and keep the focus off of Clinton!  Trump has 74 days left to win this election and he and his campaign will remain focused…

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Note:  Who are the Alt-Right?:  Scott Greer of “The Daily Caller” penned the most succinct and accurate definition of those involved in the Alt-Right:  “The alt right is an online movement opposed to political correctness, multiculturalism, feminism and mainstream conservatism. It’s primarily comprised of young white men. While a large portion of its adherents are white nationalists, not all of the folks tweeting out the hashtag are concerned with enforcing Aryan supremacy. The alt right is an umbrella term which includes multiple ideologies — everyone from anarcho-capitalists, neo-monarchists, American nationalists, men’s rights advocates, “identitarians,” and even out-and-out neo-Nazis all claim to be apart of the alt right.”  Most of the noise from this group is online chatter via trolling and most hide behind nondescript memes.  What they are not are main stream Republicans, Independents, and Reagan (Trump) Democrats who are seeking to rebuild America and de-emphasize globalism! 

RD Pierini
@RDPierini

 

 

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/25/alt-right-hillary-clinton-supporters-struggle-explain/

What Is The Alt Right?

 

Republican Party Elite-If Trump Wins, They are Repubocrats!

Elites Don’t Get Trump

Elites Don’t Get We The PeopleREPDemcratNew Elite Party After Trump Wins-Repubocrats!

It is hilarious to watch and listen to the old guard Republican and Democrat elites and their young and inexperienced pundits from Townhall, National Review, and many others, rail on Donald J. Trump regarding his need to pivot, his need to stick to the real issues, his need to stay on message, AND, TRUMP NEED TO BE JUST LIKE THEM!

WE DON’T WANT DONALD J. TRUMP TO BE JUST LIKE THE OLD GUARD REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT ELITES! 

HOW MUCH MORE CLEARLY COULD WE HAVE VOICED THIS THAN AS WE DID IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES?

Here are a few recent examples of the put downs of Trump by the MSM, Republican Elites, RINO Pundits and failed Republican candidates,  (This group will just be called “Elites” in this article), and Trump’s strategy to fight back and why his “Off Message” message is “On Message”!

  • Why Trump Makes Colorful Statements:  Trump constantly uses colorful metaphors, language and sharp sarcasm to make sure he grabs the attention of the Elites.  His language gets him on the front pages of newspapers and online journals and makes TRUMP the primary subject of the talking heads.  TRUMP DRIVES THE MEDIA JUST AS HE DID IN THE PRIMARIES.  If you learn anything else by reading this, make sure to make a note of this point and remember it the next time the Elites point out that Trump seemingly makes a HUUUGGGE campaign blunder.  Don’t think for a minute that the Elite are trying to help Trump “stay on message”!

  • Why Trump counterpunched Khizar Khan:  Khan was a Democrat Party plant at their convention and afterwards, with the façade that he represented the Gold Star Families and used this forum to insult Donald Trump day in and day out.  The Elites mercilessly attacked Trump for picking a fight with Khan and Trump’s supposed, although false, insulting of veterans and Gold Star Families.  Khan is not only a Democrat operative, he is a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and a stanch defender of Sharia Law IN THE US.

    • Trump’s popularity with We the PEOPLE stems from his unabashed willingness to stand his ground and not yield to frontal attacks on himself, his family, and ESPECIALLY, We the PEOPLE!  This is his hallmark and his trademark, and We the PEOPLE expect him to stand for himself and for We the PEOPLE.  Vets know that their only champion in this election is Trump and Hillary will only give them the same poor healthcare they have received under Bush and Obama.  Our Veterans and We the PEOPLE deserve better.

  • Why Trump attacks the Illegal Alien and Open Border Immigration Issues and Seemingly Ignores the need to garner the Hispanic vote:  The Elites constantly bash Trump when he goes after illegal aliens and our open border policies that drive legal immigration to levels that are not in the best interest of the country, nor We the PEOPLE.  The Elites are also the Globalists who see open borders as essential to exporting more US industries and jobs out of the US to developing countries that they control and from whose economies they reap huge profits at the expense of the US labor force and US entrepreneurs.  They use Federal regulations and taxation policy to ensure that US industries are at a competitive disadvantage to our international rivals and use economic pressure to force them to expatriate their businesses.  Finally, the Elites see the illegal and legal immigrants as a constant re-supply of thankful voters, thankful to the Elites!  The Elites must keep the Hispanics, Muslim and Black constituencies under control by setting up racism as the shield against Trump and his efforts to enlist the Hispanics, Muslims and Blacks into the American Mainstream.

    • Trump knows that you cannot turn this economy around unless you control the shadow work force made up of illegal aliens, refugees and millions of visa immigrants who never leave and whose numbers continue to grow unchecked.  Trump also knows that the legal Hispanics, Muslims and the Blacks in this country have been disproportionately adversely impacted by the shadow work force as this force drives down their wages, takes their jobs, lowers their opportunities, and increases their tax burdens as the shadow work force sucks resources out of our States and local governments in the form of healthcare, education and other social services demands. 

    • TRUMP’S MESSAGE TO THE LEGAL HISPANICS, MUSLIMS AND BLACKS IS THAT THEY ARE PART OF “WE THE PEOPLE” AND THAT TRUMP, AND WE THE PEOPLE, ARE FIGHTING FOR THEM, FOR THEIR FAMILIES, AND FOR THEIR FUTURES. 

    • His message is not anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim or anti-Black, but pro growth and opportunity for all US citizens.  This is antithetical to the Elite’s need to keep the Hispanic, Muslims and Black communities segregated and downtrodden in order to control their vote.  Kind of nuts but that is their strategy and for decades it has worked.  Trump is trying to change this paradigm!

  • Why Trump Ignores the Elites’ Cry to Become More Presidential:  What they mean is for Trump to become the same as they are, dull, uninspiring, incapable of relating to the average man and woman on the street, and most importantly not to rock the boat!  The Elites feign outrage when Trump calls out “Crooked Hillary”,  “Goofy” Elizabeth Warren, calls Obama and Hillary the “Founders of ISIS” and so on.  They cringe and decry Trump when he calls for pulling out or changing NATO and other international organizations that have become obsolete and ineffective but serving the Elite’s ideology.  They became apoplectic  when Trump stated that Obama and Clinton where the “Founders of ISIS”.  But, they could not refute that Obama and Clinton’s policy created the incubator that hatched what is now known as ISIS.

    • The good news is that Trump himself has said that HE WILL CONTINUE TO BE WHO HE IS, NOT WHO THE ELITES WANT HIM TO MORPH INTO SO HILLARY CAN EASILY DEFEAT HIM, ABETTED BY THE ELITES!  Trump’s strategy will not be to have a canned campaign speech but to remain true to he is, and who WE THE PEOPLE expect him to be; the unabashed defender of “America First”, “American Greatness”, and our LEADER AGAINST THE ELITE GLOBALIZATION THAT THREATENS THE VERY EXISTENCE OF WE THE PEOPLE AND OUR GREAT NATION. 

June 16th, 2015

Trump Changes the Political Paradigm Forever

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When Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy in the Republican Presidential race, he forever changed the “politics as usual” paradigm that has shaped US politics for decades.  That paradigm featured molded candidates, canned behavior and decorum by candidates, adherence to big money and Globalist Elitist views and objectives, and a reliance on spending obscene amounts of cash on advertising as a way to reward a compliant media with advertising dollars and a way to keep the “riff-raff” from thinking they could actually run for office and succeed against the US political Elite machine!

The Elites initially thought this was another whim of “The Donald” and that he would drop out soon or be easily defeated.  Down deep, the Elites feared that Trump had the insider scoop on the Elites and that the Presidential candidacy of Trump could rock the very core of US Politics and certainly had the potential to disrupt if not destroy the Elitist version of the Republican Party.  Trump had been one of those who had to learn to use his money, power and influence to insure outcomes on issues that favored his business interests. 

But, he also learned how the Globalist Elites were “rigging” the system against the US worker and that WE THE PEOPLE were no longer being represented by the Elites in power.

Trump instinctively knew that for him to win at “their” game, he would have to change the rules.  If he played by “their” rules, “they”, the Elites would win.  What rules did Trump see as roadblocks to his success in challenging the Elites and representing a populists WE THE PEOPLE movement?

  • Self Funding:  Trump knew from the start that self funding was not only a popular strategy, but one that he would have to use as the Elites would never go against their own Globalist Elitist self interests.  This strategy was successful in the primary and he hopes that he can use a hybrid of this strategy to win in the General Election.  The hybrid would consist of some self funding and obtaining funding from WE THE PEOPLE.  He knew that the Global Elite big money machines would not support his candidacy against a died in the wool Globalist Elitist, bought and paid for, Hillary Clinton. 

  • Low Media Spend:  Trump knew that his funding strategy would not yield a tremendous cache of cash and that his media advertising would have to be creative and be supported by “free” press coverage of his campaign.  Trump had been involved in the media for years using television shows to promote his brand and message.  He was a master at manipulating the media for his business interests and applied this knowledge to his primary campaign.  During the primary, he garnered over $2.0 billion dollars worth of free coverage by the media according to some sources.  As he was running against other Republicans, the Elite Media gave him a lot of positive coverage in order to defeat his rivals as they, the Elites, still felt Trump was easily beatable in the general election.   In the general election so far, the Elite Media has been merciless in driving a negative perception of Trump and this will NOT change during this campaign.  Trump’s low spend strategy is a direct threat to the long-term power and control by the Elite.  If campaigns can be won without the need for huge amounts of money, how will the Elite be able to buy off and control the candidates who are in desperate need of funding?  Trump is also a master at using social media and the “free” internet to reach millions of his followers and drive messaging directly to them.  This is his countermeasure against the Elite MSM and their negative messaging.  I predict that Trump will win in November and spend under $500M rather than the $2B that will be spent by Hillary and her PACs.

  • Trump-Go Directly to WE THE PEOPLE:  The single largest mistake the Elites are making is dismissing Trump’s ability to go directly to WE The PEOPLE via rallies that are live streamed to millions and through social media.  The energy and synergy he generates at his events are truly historic.  Trump is a typical Gemini (twin personality) who on the one hand exhibits a quietly analytical and deep diving psyche and drive to understand and absorb detail, and his flamboyant, bigger than life public persona who can stimulate crowds and energize his followers to line up outside his events hours prior to his arrival.  Trump’s general election strategy is basically the same as his primary strategy:

    • Large Rally Event Driven:  Trump is confident in his ability to sense a crowd, drive the crowd to a frenzy, and endear each participant to his cause as he makes it “their own” cause.  Trump started in June of 2015 without a single voter in his database.  He generates loyalty lists through his event sign ups that allow him to have thousands of potential donors and volunteers at his fingertips.  In a given week, Trump by himself can directly touch around 100,000 supporters via his rallies!  If each rally goer recruits 4 votes, that is almost a half a million new votes Trump will gain each week.  His strategy is for the long haul, 90 days, versus a quick hit on Hillary.  Conversely, Hillary draws small crowds and relies on the Elites to drive her message in the Media and via paid advertising.  His strategy is to use rallies as his recruitment and donation mechanism to defeat Hillary.

  • Trump’s Pivot Moments to Drive Policy:  Trump uses other venues to give “teleprompter speeches” on policy detail as he did on the economy and radical Islamic terrorism.  The more sedate, analytical, and low-key Trump is shown to instill confidence and to counteract the Elites’ bombardment of his more boisterous rally persona.  From what I have read about Trump, he has almost a photographic memory and could deliver the same type of speech without a teleprompter.  I am wondering if the use of the teleprompter is for Trump’s benefit, or for the Elites’ so they can use his “pivot persona” against him when he goes back on the trail with his “rally persona”.  Then the GOP Elitists can wring their phony, money grabbing hands and say that Trump can’t stay on message!

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  • November will be a test of whether an outsider can take on the entire International Globalist Elite crowd and actually ascend to the most powerful position in the world. 

  • Whether this nation is capable of electing a candidate who is committed to representing the average man and women and stand up for the rights of their families. 

  • Whether this nation is capable of electing a truly color blind individual who will fight for the rights of all AMERICANS FIRST and once again put America back on a path to unity and bring back the reality of E Pluribus Unum

  • Whether this nation is capable of standing up against paid for political Elites and take back their own country and whether WE THE PEOPLE is still alive in the United States.

    E Pluribus Unum

Out of Many, One

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Side Note:

Image result for fox news logo  Unfortunately even Fox News is mostly parroting the mantra of the Elite and chastising Trump for not conforming and be the good little boy they think he should be to get along and play nice in the sandbox.  This bias at Fox News has seemingly become more acute with the recent exit of Roger Ailes and the insertion of the Rupert Murdock family into the day to day operations at Fox News. 

 

“Free State of Jones”, Must See Movie

 

Free State of JonesBased on True Events From the Civil War

in Jones County Mississippi

A powerful movie set during the Civil War and transitions into the post war Reconstruction era where the South struggled to give up its obsessions with slavery, white superiority, and prejudice.  The movie centered around Newton (Newt) Knight (McConaughey) and his struggle with fighting on the side of the Southern rich plantation owners and the historical enemy of the South, the Union.  Newt’s internal struggles are compounded by his affinity for the Blacks of the South and their humanity and struggles.  Interspersed throughout the movie are brief snaps from Mississippi in 1948 where his cousin Davis Knight, who appears to be white, is being tried for miscegenation (the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types), due to his family ties with the Civil War Knights.  This time juxtaposition is a stark reminder of the stubborn vestiges of prejudice and that the Civil War did not end the injustices suffered by our new Black citizens.

Set within the context of the Civil War are love stories between Newt Knight and his first wife Serena (Keri Russell) and their son, and then between Newt and Rachael, (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) his second wife.  Rachael was a slave women who helped Newt and Serena save their son from fever and then assisted Newt in his fight against the Confederacy to free the slaves of his county and ultimately to declare a three county area as the Free State of Jones under the Union Flag. 

The story also told of the difficulties the Blacks endured to become “voting citizens” in a South that continued to enact servitude laws intended to maintain a form of slavery while not directly violating the 15th Amendment.  The film portrayed the terrorism by the democrat KKK and the attempts to keep Blacks from voting.  As the Blacks were all Republicans, the Southern Democrat politicians fought hard to disenfranchise the freed slaves.  Newt Knight and his other white followers fought alongside of the freed Blacks to ensure that they were allowed to vote in spite of “voting irregularities”, i.e., the Democrats usually could not “find” all of the “Republican” ballots that were cast.

The story serves as a stark contrast to today’s misunderstanding of Civil War History and the Republicans struggle to help free and keep the Blacks free from the bondage of slavery, and then to defend them from disenfranchisement, Jim Crow Laws, and the ravages of the KKK.  This fight was evident during the adoption of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The Republican majorities overcame Democrat votes against the act to insure its passing.  It is a shame that history has been rewritten to exclude the true nature of the Black struggle and those who stood beside them.

RD Pierini

@rdpierini

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Background History:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-free-state-jones-180958111/?no-ist