Category Archives: Trump Presidency

How About E-Verify for Law Enforcement! Requred for Employers, Why Not Law Enforcement?

2011 E-Verify Requirements by State

Need to Make E-Verify Mandatory for Business AND Every Governmental Agency. 

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The Federal Law governing the hiring of individuals who have been deemed legal to work in the United States is simple:

“U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.” (DHS Website)

Democrats and Republicans alike have shied away from fully implementing this law nor have they extended its use to GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES.  Congress has been gutless in implementing a tool that would further strengthen our border security by discouraging additional illegal crossings. 

Why aren’t States and local governments required to verify every arrested person they detain, and every potential employee or contractor, against a national citizen database? 

Every police vehicle and booking facility could access this database via their in-vehicle systems. 

Image result for police vehicle on-board computersThis would eliminate the burden of these agencies to go through a verification process of checking papers to determine the detainee’s legal status in the US.  If a person was in the US illegally, whether through an illegal border crossing or here on an expired visa, the system would flag these individuals.   If a detainee did not show up as a citizen, then the agency could go through the more arduous process of checking their paperwork.   If a detainee was erroneously flagged by the system as an illegal, there should be an easy process to reassess their status and the appropriate updates to the system quickly applied.

Unfortunately, this system would be too easy to implement, even for government, and put a serious dent in visa over stays and illegal crossings. 

  • If employment opportunities are eliminated, illegal immigration would be reduced.
  • If Visa Over stays were eliminated, this form of illegal immigration would be reduced or eliminated.

Don’t just sit idly by, ask your Congress men and women why they won’t beef up E-Verify and insure that State and Local Compliance is enforced.  This includes Sanctuary Cities!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/verify-employment-eligibility-e-verify

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/illegal-immigration/map-states-mandatory-e-verify-laws.html

 

US Senate Should Abolish the 60 Vote Cloture/Filibuster Rules

Senate Filibuster and Cloture Vote Rules = Tyranny of the Minority!

The Senate’s use of a filibuster or the cloture vote to stop a filibuster, IS NOT IN THE US CONSTITUTION!  It is simply a Senate “rule” that was created by the Senate itself.  

Most US Citizens believe that a majority vote in the House or Senate should be the standard for passing legislation. 

They believe that

THE RULE OF THE MAJORITY

in a democracy should be the guiding principle. 

NOT A RULE BY THE MINORITY!

Did you know that the word “filibuster” comes from a Dutch word meaning PIRATE?

Why should a minority of Senators be able to thwart the “WILL OF THE PEOPLE”?  When the people elect a majority of Senators from one political party or ideology, the people expect that the elected majority in the Senate should prevail over the minority.  IF you believe that the minority’s rights are greater than the majority’s rights then should the passing of any legislation by the Senate be approved by 100%, 99%, 90%, 75%, 66% of the senators?  In essence, the current Senate Rule 22 requiring 60 votes to close debate puts control of the Senate in the minority, not the elected majority on regular legislation.

Historical Perspective:

The Senate rule allowing for a filibuster was first adopted by the Senate in 1806 but first used later in 1837.   In 1917, the Senate adopted a rule, (Rule 22), that provided that a filibuster could be stopped by a vote of 2/3rds of the Senate.  The 2/3rds vote requirement remained until 1975. 

During this period, the Southern Democrat Senators used the high 2/3rds vote threshold to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including anti-lynching legislation,  until cloture was finally invoked after a 60 day filibuster. 

In 1975, the Senate modified its cloture rule allowing for a vote of 3/5ths (60 votes) to stop a filibuster.   In 2013 the Senate changed the cloture vote to a simple majority for non SCOTUS judicial appointments. Then, in 2017, the rules were changed for even SCOTUS appointments.

Voting in the Senate should be the same as in the House of Representatives where the simple majority vote carries the issue.

Hiding Behind Senate Rules:

The other obscenity that is created with the phony 60 vote majority to end debate and pass the legislation is when the party who controls lets say 52 votes puts a bill on the floor knowing full well that the minority will block cloture and force the bill to die without a vote.  Then those in the majority strut about saying well we tried by XYZ minority blocked us. 

In more concrete terms, Obamacare repeal votes took place countless times when the Republicans knew full well that the legislation would be blocked by the Senate or Obama.  House Speaker Paul Ryan also hides behind Senate Rules when he re-crafted the Obamacare Repeal and Replace blaming Senate Rules as the reason he had to water down and stage the replacement. 

Democrat Vs Republican:

Republicans wring their hands when us regular folks tell them to do away with the 60 vote cloture rule and vote up or down on everything based solely on a simple majority.  Leadership says that when Democrats are in power they will use this power against Republican and ram legislation through.  

Obama taught us that these insane legislative rules with their false majorities are inconsequential and should be predicated on a simple majority vote.  When Obama lost the majority in the House and Senate, he merely ignored the legislative and judicial branches and ruled by fiat.   If the Republicans did pass a bill, they knew Obama would veto it! 

So, it did not matter what the Republican majority was in the Senate or the House.  Both parties use these rules to hide behind.  The use of these faux votes to prove to their constituencies that they are fighting for them is ludicrous.  We are not THAT dumb!

McConnell:

Do Away with Senate Rule 22 Requiring 60 Votes to Close a Debate;

Man-up; and Vote and Be Accountable!

We The People are Not Fooled!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

The Multi-Faceted Intent of the Syrian Strike-America First!

Trump: And You Thought I Was Kidding!

Are you confused whether Trump’s bombing of the Syrian airbase over Assad’s use of chemical weapons is:

  • a contradiction of his campaign promises;
  • or whether Trump is now a Neo-Con who believes in Nation Building;
  • or has the President simply let his left leaning advisors to con in him to attacking Syria? 

Well, none of the “conventional wisdom” is right and certainly the main stream media (MSM) is clueless as are most of the Republican insiders, Never Trumpers, right-wing isolationists, or self-professed “Conservatives”!

Did Trump know that he would be tested by the world’s bad actors early in his presidency.  ABSOLUTELY. 

  • Syria:  Did he know that Syria would use chemical weapons to test him?  He probably had a test by Syria on his watch list of possible provocations as well as the following:
  • North Korea:  The President probably had a provocation by NoKo on his short list of potential tests.
  • Iran:  The President certainly had Iran on his short list of bad actors and potential provocateurs.
  • Russia:  The President probably did not think that Putin would come at the US directly but use one or more of his partners-in-crime, Iran or Syria.
  • China:  The President probably did not consider China a source of a military challenge due to our mutual need for trade and other common interests in the region.

Trump had contingency plans in place for all of the “A” list of bad actors and their possible provocative actions.  Trump had a bucket full of escalation options for retaliation short of all out war or troop invasion.  Trump also knew that if his retaliation was decisive enough he could use it to stalemate the rest of the bad actors.

What did President Trump Accomplish by Bombing Syria?

All of the potential threats from the bad actors were not necessarily negated but he certainly gave all of them pause.  Further, the two military powers who use surrogates to test the US, Russia and China, were put on notice that the US would not tolerate threats to the US or stand idly by if weapons of mass destruction were used in combat. 

What were the messages sent by Trump and received by the bad actors?

China:  The US needs China to either act directly against North Korea’s nuclear program or at least not oppose action by the US to do so.  The timing of the bombing was especially helpful as President Xi was concurrently meeting with President Trump.  The timing of the bombing and the meeting was perfect as Trump’s words about dealing with North Korea if China would not was backed by his action against Syria.  China now knows that what President Trump says is what he means.  He is not necessarily diplomatic but he certainly says what he means, period.

North Korea:  IF NoKo had a rational leader, which they do not, the Syrian bombing and China’s support of our policy of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula should give the North Korean leadership pause.  It is doubtful that the NoKo leadership is neither rational nor well advised.  NoKo will probably continue to test their nuclear weapons and delivery systems.  China just moved 120,000 troops to their border with North Korea to prevent refugees from NoKo to come into China if the US moves to take out the NoKo nuclear program.  Action by the US is imminent.  Unfortunately, there is really no other option for the US vis-à-vis the denuclearization of the of the Korean Peninsula.  We are probably looking at days, not weeks or months. 

Iran:  Iran will probably adopt a take a “look-see” posture for the time being and not directly take any action against the US.  They will pound their chests and condemn the US but what else is new.  They will oppose any diplomatic efforts to depose his ally, Assad.  But, Iran now knows that Trump will continue to ratchet up sanctions and financial transaction scrutiny.  They now know that what Trump says he will do. 

Syria:  Assad is not as nutty as North Korea but he could retaliate against US troops in Syria fighting ISIS.  THIS IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASONS TRUMP HIT SYRIA FOR USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS AS THESE WEAPONS COULD HAVE BEEN USED AGAINST US TROOPS.  IN FACT, I BELIEVE THAT THE ATTACK ON THE CIVILIANS WAS A DRY RUN TO SEE IF TRUMP WOULD REACT.  IF HE HADN’T, ASSAD WOULD BE EMBOLDENED TO USE THESE WEAPONS AGAINST US TROOPS IN SYRIA.  Syria will probably let Russia try to fend off the US and world-wide negative opinion until such time Assad is viewed as a liability to Putin.

Russia:  Putin apparently received the message sent by Trump that Obama is no longer in charge.  Trump stalemated Putin’s advances in the Middle East and probably Eastern Europe.  Putin is now assessing what Trump is and what he represents to the future of Russia.  IF Putin is smart, he will seek to get an agreement with Trump to keep his access to the Syrian naval ports and seek to transition Assad out of power.  This will not be simple nor easy especially since the Alawites (Assad’s Shia group) will want to maintain power over Syria and its 90% Sunni population.  Further, Iran sees Syria as key to their march towards dominating the Middle East with a Shia coalition of Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. 

United Nations:  President Trump and his Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, sent a strong message to the UN, and its members, that they are no longer relevant to the US, or the world, in determining US policy.  We will take an issue to them as a matter of courtesy but our decision is based on America First and we will not wait for the Security Council to act, nor not.   This is accentuated by President Trump cutting the US budget to the UN which is long overdue. 

NATO:  During the campaign candidate Trump made it clear that members of NATO would have to meet their financial obligations AND modernize and emphasize Counter Terrorism if they are to remain relevant and supported by the US.  Message received and backed up by decisive action by the US in Syria.  Too bad the other NATO nations did not initiate the reaction against Syria but perhaps they will be emboldened to do so in the future as they have post-Trump bombing of Syria.

The Aftermath:

So, while 59 Tomahawks and 59,000 pounds of explosives at a cost of $88,500,000 may not be considered by some as significant and others as over-kill, we probably saved over the $88,500,000 in costs for flights, hotel rooms and meals for overstuffed diplomats sitting around a table wringing their hands trying to figure out what to do about Syria, Iran, North Korea, ISIS, and Russia.

Trump planted our flag once again in the sacred ground referred to as the international community.  Time will tell the extent of the fall-out from Trump’s actions but there is no doubt that his action resulted in

“MESSAGE SENT-MESSAGE RECEIVED”.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

TrumpCare Challenge-Governance With the “Art of the Deal”

Democrat Obamacare Vs Republican TrumpCare

Obamacare was NEVER “sunshined” to the American Voter, or even Congress, before it was passed.  Just ask then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said we will have to pass it to see what is in it!

The TrumpCare replacement, ala Paul Ryan, was just made public and all hell broke loose.  AS IT SHOULD!  The good news, it has not even undergone House hearings or opened yet for amendments let alone scheduled for a vote in the House.  The Senate has yet to propose its own bill or reviewed the House bill with its Republican caucus. 

So far, what you are witnessing is Congress going through a normal legislative process where this TrumpCare bill will be sliced, diced, amended, changed dramatically or even scrapped altogether before the process is finished. 

That is a good thing.  That is what we sent our representatives to Congress to do!

Keep in mind, there are two parts to the ultimate TrumpCare legislation.  One, Repeal Obamacare.  Two, Replace Obamacare.  According to many of the conservatives, the current bill does not go far enough to completely repeal the current ACA/Obamacare law.  Further, these same conservatives do not feel that the current replacement bill is not a free-market, conservative principled replacement.  You are hearing the term Obamacare-Lite!

Why did Trump praise this bill even though the bill did not contain all that he wanted and campaigned to deliver?

The House, Ryan TrumpCare bill is a Start!  Trump see this bill as the START of the Negotiations, not the FINAL PRODUCT!

Now the fun part begins.  The “sausage making” will be on full display as it should be.  For those who are less than 25 years old, you have never really seen a real legislative process!  For those of us who have attained senior status, we may have forgotten what a real legislative process looks like!

Be that as it may, the public display and posturing by the various factions works to our advantage.  Call your Senator, call your representative, tweet President Trump directly and let you voice be heard.   This bill, in its current form, will not be passed nor signed by President Trump.  It is only the beginning. 

Be assured that President Trump, VP Pence, and HHS Secretary Price will be working to make sure all sides come together.  They would also include the Democrats but it is doubtful if they will join in the debate.  They seem to be fixated on the Russians, period. 

Maybe if Putin weighs in on the TrumpCare process, the Democrats and their lackeys in the main stream media ears would perk up.  Don’t hold your breath!  Just imagine the editorial meeting in the NYT trying to figure out how to tie this to Russian Hacking and Trump collusion with Putin!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/conservatives-gop-obamacare-plan/2017/03/07/id/777477/

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/conservatives-gop-obamacare-plan/2017/03/07/id/777477/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/07/sean-spicer-inaccurately-claims-paul-ryans-health-care-bill-fully-repeals-obamacare/

 

 

Note to Congress-We The People Are Watching You-Protect Trump or Else

Trump Sign-WYSISYGOpen Letter to Republican Senators and Representatives (and “conservative” pundits)

Dear Republican Senators and Representatives:

Just a friendly reminder of who we are, and what we have done for you.  Conversely, who we are, and what we can do TO YOU.

  1.  In 2010, you said that if we gave you the House of Representatives, you would stop Obamacare via the purse strings and stop Obama from shoving his hard Progressive Left down our throats.  We Gave You the House, and you did nothing.
  2. In 2014, you said that if we gave you the House of Representatives and the Senate, you would stop Obamacare via the purse strings and stop Obama from shoving his hard Progressive Left down our throats.  We Gave You the House and the Senate and you did nothing.
  3. In 2016, you said that if we gave you the House of Representatives and the Senate, you would stop Obamacare via the purse strings and stop Obama from shoving his hard Progressive Left down our throats.  We Gave You the House, the Senate and the Presidency, and now you are trying to emasculate our President and kill OUR agenda!

This is a not so subtle warning to McCain, McConnell and the House Leadership;  you all better rally behind Trump and his agenda or you will have hell to pay in 2018.  Your little party will be over.  We have had it with your stupid games that have left us bankrupt, futureless, and our nation basically in a state of a third world nation.

We have serious problems that transcend your meaningless position of power and your selfish, self aggrandizing misuse of the position we GAVE YOU.  Trump is our only chance to take back this country once and for all.  If you succeed in bringing Trump down, you bring down the hopes and dreams of our founders and now we the people who have given you everything you asked for! 

Our Freedom and our very lives are at stake.  We do not have anything left to lose.

Grow a pair and Stand Behind We the People and our President, Donald J. Trump.

 

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

McCain Should be Impeached for Sedition

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Sedition:  Conduct or Speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state…

The Progressive Left (P/L) has been joined by Senators McCain, Graham, and other insiders to bash Trump and discredit his administration at every turn and to thwart the will of the people.

The resignation of Army Lieutenant General Flynn as the head of the National Security Agency, gave McCain and his progressive, anti-Trump Neo-Cons another opportunity to bash Trump but worse, to question the condition of our Nation’s national security team and its capabilities.

This, at a time, when we have a new President, the bad actors in the world are looking for a chink in Trump’s armor in order to take down this nation.  McCain’s actions and rhetoric are a text-book case of Sedition as he joins the P/L to take down our Government.

McCain and Graham see Trump as more of the enemy than North Korea, Iran, Syria and others and are obsessed with Russia and the left’s fabrication of Trump’s “relationship” with Putin.  This is a classic case of paranoia fed by personal animus over Trump’s past comments about McCain.  Trump has tried to put this feud be him but McCain continues to fuel this silly fight to the detriment of our nation.  McCain may have been a war hero years ago but that does not give him a free pass to out our nation at risk.

McCain, Graham, and other republican senators and representatives are classic examples of why we need term limits.  Their own personal interests and views take precedence over the nation’s interests or the will of the people.

They refuse to see our elections as the will of the people and join the P/L in their insane quest to de-legitimize the Trump Presidency.  They are stoking the fires of discontent and are by their own actions engaging in Seditious behavior worthy of impeachment.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/mccain-sees-nsc-disarray-michael-flynns-resignation-45483172

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/azdc/2017/02/14/sen-john-mccain-michael-flynn-resignation-highlights-dysfunction-trump/97888784/

President Trump’s Immigration Pause Was Designed to Be A Surprise Move-Judiciary Mucked It Up!

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If You Tell Terrorist they will be Banned in Two, Weeks, Guess What They will Do?

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Trump Campaigned On Not Signaling His Foreign Policy Execution

“Conservative” pundits and elected officials have blamed President Trump’s lack of communication or his haste in implementing his pause on immigration from the 7 terror torn nations as the reason for the backlash.  Really?  President Trump signed and immediately implemented the Executive Order (EO) banning entry into the US for a specified period of time from the 7 nations IN ORDER TO SURPRISE THE WOULD BE TERRORIST “IMMIGRANTS” FROM GETTING IN BEFORE THE RESTRICTIONS WERE PUT IN PLACE.  Duh!  President Trump campaigned saying he would NOT tell the enemy what he was going to do before he acted and allow the enemy to use the time to strike or counteract his actions!  Period!

Brian Kilmeade, Fox and Friends, has been especially insistent that President Trump did not adequately prepare the American People for he EO ban.  Baloney.  We The People knew the ban was coming and knew Trump would not telegraph the implementation in order to maintain the element of surprise.  Trump was spot on in the manner in which he rolled out the ban.  So what if a few people, 109, were detained for a few hours or inconvenienced in some other way.  Ask the families of 9/11 victims and other acts of terror if they would have minded if the terrorist who murdered their loved ones would have been inconvenienced rather than allowed in unfettered.

President Trump’s Tactic Will Be Proven Correct

Now that Judge Robart and the 9th Circuit have interrupted the pause and have reopened travel to the 7 terror nations, the terrorist have to be lining up to get in before President Trump’s pause is rightfully reinstated or President Trump issues a new EO in place of the current pause EO.

By the time President Trump’s appeal hits the Supreme Court, President Trump’s team will most likely have finished coming up with the New Extreme Vetting procedures.  It is also a risk going to SCOTUS with an 8 person bench.  A 4-4 tie would leave the lower court restraining order in place.  If I were the President, I am not sure that I would even trust this court after Gorsuch is seated.  Kennedy, and even Roberts are a bit “iffy” and a President’s discretion in controlling who comes into this country is too important to leave to a 9 unelected person panel!

If we are attacked by someone who came in during this pause’s pause, don’t blame President Trump…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Trump, The Exorcist of the Left

In Two Weeks, Trump Is Crushing the Progressive’s Advances of the Past 40 Years

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Trump has just been the President of the US for two weeks and about 8 hours as of this writing.  In a mere two weeks, President Trump has crushed the left’s promotion of illegal immigration, paused the entry of individuals from terrorist laden countries, rolled back crushing EPA and DOE regulations on American manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and small businesses, initiated the beginning of the repeal of Obamacare, slammed Iran with sanctions, worked with business leaders to keep and create new manufacturing and other jobs in the US, met with or conference called dozens of world leaders, fought to get most of his cabinet approved by the Senate, nominated a conservative judge to replace Scalia, and a plethora of other initiatives designed to wrestle this country back from the grasp of the progressive left and return it  to the people under the Rule of Law!  And he did all of this with less than half of his cabinet in place due to obstruction by the Left Wing Senators!

What is the Left’s Response?  VIOLENCE!

Protestors Bonfire

The Left displayed their true self these past two weeks by resorting to violence, ugly name calling, and even physically threatening President Trump and his family.  Don’t make the mistake and believe that the Left believes in democracy or the rule of law.  They use democracy and the rule of law as a weapon to destroy “We the People” financially, morally, and legally.  When they do not win, they resort to violence and the courts that they have packed with Leftist judges to thwart the will of the people.  Leftist progressives like George Soros fund the violence and the corrupt politicians and judges to fight to maintain globalist status quo.  Soros has a wad a cash in excess of $60 Billion so he can fund a lot of black shirt paid protestors, corrupt politicians and judges.

Trump represents the Anti-Christ to the Progressive Left!

Make no mistake, the Left will not go down easily and lose their hard-fought advances of the past.  The Left has taken over much of the main stream media (MSM) who will carry the Left’s torch against Trump and ANYONE who dares to support him.  The MSM is FAKE NEWS which makes defending the moves of this administration difficult but…  Trump’s use of social media is thwarting what would otherwise be an easy media assassination of President Trump personally as well as his policies.  He also works harder than the MSM and is up Tweeting before they even get out of bed!

I the near future, expect more violence and vitriol aimed at stopping Trump from totally reversing the Left-wing agenda that ALMOST took this country down militarily, financially, morally, and spiritually under Obama, Pelosi, Schumer and Reid.  There is a new Sheriff in town and he needs our support to truly Make America Great Again.

  A Trump failure would signal the end to our Constitutional Rule of Law as we knew it; and result in the implementation of Obama’s goal of transforming our nation by insuring that we have a mediocre military, a weak economy, and become an amoral nation. 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini