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DACA-Trump May Get the Blame for Past Presidents & Congressional Failures

 

Even Rush Limbaugh failed to connect the DACA dots today!  The DOT is the fact that Trump is the ONLY President, including the venerated Reagan, to uphold the immigration law by killing an illegal Executive Memo and the illegal past practice by so-called conservative and liberal Presidents.

Rush and other “conservatives” posited that Trump will tick off his base if the GOP and the Left get together and pass a DACA amnesty bill, and force Trump to sign it or own the deportation of 800,000 DACA beneficiaries.  They conveniently forgot to point out that Presidents Reagan, HW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush and Obama ALL created de facto DACA programs by merely turning a blind, and unconstitutional, eye to those kids brought to the US by their illegal parents and failed to deport any of them.  Obama merely codified, albeit illegally, the past practice of these President’s failure to enforce the law!  Trump, stood up against both the practice and the resulting Obama Executive Memo by wiping out DACA and telling Congress to act, or NOT!  The Constitution TRUMPS Emotion!

IF Congress Passes Amnesty, Will Trump Be Held Accountable?

I have been a Trump supporter from the get-go.  If the RINOs and Left in Congress come up with a DACA amnesty or an all out Amnesty for all illegal immigrants, and send it to Trump, will Trump sign it?  Will the bill have enough votes to override a Presidential Veto?  Will the Bill also contain tough border security and the completion of the border wall?  The devil will be in the details.  In the end, Trump’s action to sign or not sign it will not lessen my support for him!

Trump is in a “Historical Fulcrum Position” as the President During this Critical Period in American History. 

The Republican Party has morphed into a party that is to the left of the Democrat Party of the 1960’s .  Past administrations have created global tensions and conditions that threaten the very existence of the West.  The American People are confused between having a country based on the rule of law or the rule of emotional feelings and identity politics.  Capitalism is no longer thought to be the correct foundation of the US economy by many.  Police are thought to be the enemy of minorities.  States and cities openly defy Federal Law.  And our school system is nothing short of a cesspool of corruption, political correctness, and identity political teachings.  We are destroying historical statues and monuments leaving our history up for individual interpretation.  Our industries have been deported to other nations while deporting illegal aliens is thought to be cruel.  Our economy is on the edge of tipping into the abyss of socialism.

Trump is one man, not God! 

Trump stated in May of 2017 that,

“Freedom is not a gift from government. Freedom is a gift from God”. 

It is Freedom that Trump was elected to regain and protect for us to the best of his ability.  Not one single issue or policy.  Trump may not be able to right all of the wrongs of our past, and there are many, but Trump is the START of taking our country back.  Reagan said that “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction”.  Trump is here to represent that populist, America First generation who wants to start to take back our freedom and thus our country.  Our Freedom is not his responsibility but ours!  It is up to us to help Trump fight to take back this country and not to waver every time there is a bump in the road.  Trump has 4-8 years to overcome decades of decay and lawlessness that has overtaken this land.  If he is 50% successful, that would be a tremendous accomplishment.

Conservative commentators and pundits forgive all of the sins of past so-called Presidents and legislators and are laying the blame of this world and the fate of this world at the feet of Donald J. Trump.  Don’t make the same mistake whenever Trump cannot overcome all of the obstacles in his way.  Could you do any better?  Try supporting and lifting up our President rather than joining in the mob noise against him.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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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

 

 

Mainstream Media and Corrupt Politicians Created WikiLeaks

Government Corruption, with Media Complicity, Created the NEED for WikiLeaks!

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The MSM is clearly in the tank for Clinton and is clearly targeting Trump to hide the Clinton scandals and weaknesses. 

WikiLeaks obtains most of its information from hackers around the world then publishes it on the internet.  Normally I would not condone such activities BUT given the death of our 4th Estate (a free press), We the People need and deserve the truth.  We need to know the level of corruption in our government, and we need to know the duplicity of our governments.

While ends do not justify the means, when one side, the Globalists Elites, our globalist supportive politicians and the MSM, is totally corrupt and supportive of anti-American positions at the expense of We the People, I’ll take information from WikiLeaks!

We need to ask ourselves the question;

“Are WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden any more of a traitor to the truth, our security and our own well being than the duplicitous Global Elitists, our Global Elite Politicians, and their bought and paid for Main Stream Media?”

Without WikiLeaks we would not have many of the Clinton emails that she illegally destroyed in spite of those documents being under federal court and Congressional subpoena!  Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States.  That position is the standard bearer for freedom and opportunity around the world.  Corruption at that level endangers the entire world and certainly the moral position of the Presidency and the United States itself.  We do not need another President who asks a question like “It depends on what the definition of “is” is!”

We continue to learn more and more from WikiLeaks every day.  None of this information is being focused on or even reported by the MSM.  The Trump “P Tape” ran 24 hours a day for 72 strait hours by the MSM.  But Clinton mocking Americans, Bernie supporters, Catholics, Christians, Rednecks, and all other groups that do not support Hillary, are hidden by the MSM.  Sexual ACTIONS by Bill Clinton and other Democrats are glossed over as “Boys will be Boys” but the Trump “P tape” is touted as the end of our very civilization.  Hillary touts Katy Perry and other women voting in the nude but Trump crossed the line! 

WikiLeaks has even disclosed that the MSM and the Clinton/Obama regimes are one and the same.  The MSM makes sure Hillary and her surrogates get advance copies of interview and debate questions.  The DOJ conspired with the Clintons to make sure Hillary was not held accountable for her email server, obstruction of justice, and outright lying to Congress and the FBI.  The MSM buried these stories and got them off of the news cycles as soon as possible.

This election is about our very freedom.  While Trump may not be your ideal guest to invite to dinner, he is the ONLY thing standing between We the People and a complete destruction of the US Constitution and our very existence as a democracy!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

Black Anarchy-Still Being “Enslaved” by White Global Elitists

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Anarchy Tools of the Global Elitists

Open Borders

Anti-Nationalism

Global Economic Chaos

Pitting Disparate Groups Against Each Other-Intra and Inter Nation

Political and Economic Enslavement

Black Voting Block Key to Continued Dominance by Democrats, Over Blacks!

 

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Global Elitist Goal:

Global Elitist seek World Political and Economic Supremacy over All Peoples.  Period! 

  • They create depressed classes of Peoples and drive them into abject despair so they can be manipulated into helping the Global Elites destroy the fabric of civil society.  In order to achieve their goal, the Global Elitist must isolate these groups to the point that disparate groups see each other as their mortal enemy, literally.  Blacks have been used for years by the Global Elitist in the US to keep them in power with little regard for the plight of the Blacks.
  • The Global Elitist will shame the Nation States to open their borders in order to share their generosity with Peoples of lessor nations.  This will increase tensions as the new immigrants are so culturally disparate that assimilation and the development of mutual respect or acceptance is impossible.  Blacks have disproportionately been harmed by cheaper immigrant labor that have robbed entry-level jobs from young Blacks.
  • The Global Elitist must be able to seize absolute control over Nation States who must be beaten down to the point where they seek help from anywhere to survive.  The Global Elitist lobby to Blacks and other minorities to blame all of their woes on Republicans and conservatives and lift up international agencies as friends of the Blacks in fight the oppression from within.
  • The Rule of Law in the Nation States must be made irrelevant by continual Constitutional erosion from globalist courts, erosion of governance checks and balances, and a systemic erosion of personal, political and ethical values by the ruling classes.  The Global Elitist continually stir racial tensions between Blacks and Whites.  They use law enforcement as an example of racial animus of the Whites towards the Blacks.  This serves to justify Black rioting as a means to achieve “social justice” but it is a further erosion of the rule of law.
  • The Global Elitist create economic chaos within developed nations that drives up the debt of these nations to the brink of bankruptcy in order to bring down the strong nations to the level of the lessor nations.  Once the nation states have been leveled off politically and economically, the Global Elitist will step in and “Save the World”!  The Global Elites use economic chaos to pit minorities against Whites in general to deepen the racial divide and keep the focus off of themselves.

Are Global Elitist Succeeding in Establishing Anarchy in the United States?

Forward:  The balance of this article will focus primarily on the Global Elitist goal of creating racial tensions and segregation in American in order to take down America to the point where it cannot remain as the enviable bastion of Democracy and Freedom in the world.  In the short-term the Global Elitist will continue to foster racial tensions between Blacks and Whites with the goal being to keep Democrats in power.  Open borders, anti-nationalism, global economic chaos, and the pitting of disparate groups against each other internally and internationally will be discussed in the context of race relations in the United States and the role of the Global Elitist in fomenting racial tensions.  If the Blacks come together with Whites to actually work together to solve the decades of political abuse of the Blacks at the hands of the Democrats, the Global Elitist goals will be threatened.  They will even encourage outright anarchy in order to win the 2016 election if needed.

Global Elitist Insertion Into the US Government:

Political Landscape Changes in the US: 

Over the past 50 years, the Progressive takeover of the Democrat Party has been completed and included the full integration of Global Elite goals.  The Global Elites have also been able to infiltrate the leadership and rank and file of the Republican Party.  The Republican Party has embraced many of the Open Borders objectives and Globalism in trade.  Many have also embraced the expansion the Government and the rapid increase in the national debt in spite of a sluggish growth of the US economy.  The Republican Neo-Conservative movement is evidence of the GOP embracing positions that are not typical Republican Conservative positions.  Global Elites with international business interest have been dominant in both parties in driving legislation that benefits the Global Elites over American workers.  The view that the rights of US citizens should be diminished for the “Global Good” has not only been promoted but integrated into our national political thinking.  The result of this shift has been persistent high unemployment, stagnant GDP growth, more US businesses moving out of the US, an $800B trade deficit, and a whopping $20 Trillion dollar national debt!  The impact on the Black and other minority communities has been disproportionately high creating further frustration resulting in feelings of being left behind and politically detached.   Global Warming, refugee relocation, and amnesty for illegal aliens now trump jobs and financial security for US Citizens for the “greater good”.

Deterioration of US Race Relations:

Racial relations in the US have deteriorated substantially over the past 8 years under the Obama administration.  If Obama had intentionally stirred up animosity between Whites and Blacks, he could have not been more successful.  Blacks today have been convinced by the Global Elitist that Republicans were the slave owners, the ones who created the “Jim Crow Laws”, the ones who tried to stop the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the ones who started the KKK!  The bottom line is that US leadership, left and right, has failed miserably in creating better race relations and have built a seemingly impenetrable walls between US racial groups.  Blacks have traditionally overwhelmingly supported the Democrat Party and believe that the GOP does not represent their best interest.  (Donald Trump is changing this perception but not for the GOP, but for his populist message)  The result of this degradation in race relations has yielded the following:  Blacks distrust law enforcement;  Blacks in the inner-cities receive inferior education when compared to the balance of the country;  Black on Black crime in the inner-cities is spiraling out of control;  Black illiteracy rates in the inner-cities averages 50% with very low high school graduation rates;  Black out-of-wedlock births have sky rocketed;  Black unemployment is least double that of other ethnic groups;  Blacks have the highest per capita incarceration rate of any other ethnic group; and Blacks have one of the lowest home ownership numbers of any group.  In short, the status of the Black and other inner-city minorities have deteriorated greatly over the past 8 years.  As a group, Blacks have been set up as the physically disruptive force in the US as evidenced in recent riots that resulted out of police shootings of blacks regardless of whether the shooting was justified or not. Black Lives Matters and other Black anarchist groups are now threatening destruction of historic statues and monuments that may be perceived as “racist” due to their commemoration of the Civil War South.  The destruction of the historical monuments and the attempts to rewrite history is to take away and references to historical truths that tie Slavery, the Civil War, and the continuing downward spiral of the Black community to the Democrat party who are the political arm of the Global Elitist in America!

Open Borders:

Both political parties have systematically voted for increased immigration levels, almost unlimited VISA grants, and dramatically increased levels of refugees from several countries.  The result of these policy changes has been increased competition for US jobs between US citizens and the newcomers;  fewer opportunities for our minorities, including Blacks, to achieve the American Dream;  increased welfare, education, and other government program costs to support the newcomers at the expense of the American taxpayer; health concerns due to the lack of health screening of illegal immigrants and refugees; lower national security due to the lack of vetting for immigration and refugees coming into the US from nations supporting terrorism.  The US Black community has suffered greatly from the Open Border policies imposed by the pawns of the Global Elitist.  Many in the Black community have not even realized the total impact of open borders on their own community.  The lower job growth, lower opportunity availability, and financial impacts on the Black community that have resulted from open borders have added greatly to the frustration in the Black households.

Global Elitist & Use of Blacks to Create Anarchy and Disrupt 2016 Elections

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The Global Elitist such as George Soros have pumped millions of dollars into Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter (BLM) and other anarchist groups in order to disrupt the US political process and ensure that the Global Elitist prevail in 2016 in light of the strong challenge by Populist Donald Trump.  BLM is directly coordinating all rioting and demonstration activities surrounding any law enforcement encounters with Blacks.  The narrative is that law enforcement is inherently Racist regardless of the race of the police officer.  In other words, if a Black copy shoots a Black person, it is a racially motivated shooting as all cops are racists.  Originally BLM was not going after shootings by Black officers but there have not been enough shootings by White officers to keep the riots going!

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Race Baiting Politicians

Obama and Clinton keep stoking the fires of the cries of racism by not standing on the side of law and order but pandering to the BLM anarchist movement.  This has been a pattern for both of these politicians for the past 8 years.  In the minds of the Global Elitist, an America on fire is better than a Trump presidency!  In the minds of the Global Elitist, any Means Justifies the End, which is Global Elitist domination over the world.

What to Expect from Global Elitist Before November 8th?

Who knows how far this will go.  Will Obama eventually declare Marshal Law and suspend the elections?  Will BLM force the hand of the civil society to take lethal action to quell the social unrest.  Will Obama militarize our nation and physically seize control?  Those are far-fetched possibilities but I would have thought that mass rioting in a historic city in North Carolina over a police action that resulted in the death of an armed Black man, with a 20 year felony history, at the hand of a Black police officer who reports to a Black Chief of Police would be far-fetched.

Solution:  Black and White Unity and Rejection of Race Baiting Global Elitist

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The Trump campaign is seeking systemic solutions to changing the negative paradigm of Black inner-city communities.  He is not pandering with hand-outs but with adding school choice for Blacks, bringing back jobs to the inner-cities, bringing back investment into the inner-cities, strengthening community policing so inner-city residents feel safe in their homes and on their streets, and ending racial tensions between Whites and Blacks through mutual efforts to lift all Americans up by working together and discontinuing the politics of racial divide.  If Trump is elected, this does not mean that the Global Elitist will take their marbles and go home.  Quite the contrary.  They will use the Main Stream Media (MSM) to hammer every unifying advancement that is gained and try to insert a “social injustice” wedge in between the Blacks and the Whites, law enforcement and the citizens, government and the people.  It will be an all out war and not fought with any degree of civility.

The other lever they will pull is Islamophobia.  This is present today but has not been totally exploited by the Global Elitist as it has proven to be less effective than fomenting discourse between Blacks and Whites.  Those pesky terrorist use bombs rather than guns, target gays, and are not particularly friendly to any non-Muslim group.  Maybe that is why they are Muslim Radical Terrorist rather than Global Elite Muslim Terrorist!  But, if the Blacks begin working with Whites to improve Black living conditions, the Global Elitist will seek out any mechanism they can find to exploit. 

Maybe after Obama leaves office we can actually embark on a true path to a Post-Racial America!  Obama used his bully pulpit to divide and pit one citizen group against the other at the bidding of the Global Elitist. 

Trump does not agree with or need the support of the Global Elitist.  Maybe, just maybe, we actually have someone who will represent We the People, regardless of race, religion, or other distinguishing personal difference.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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

charlotte-shootingOfficer Brently Vinson and Shooting Victim Keith Lamont Scott

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

Syria-What Will Be the Outcome?

Who Will Be the Winners?

Who Will Be the Losers?

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In merely 4 1/2 years, the status and toll of this conflict varies by source but the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) estimates that 11.5%, of the Syrian population has been killed or wounded.  They estimate that 470,000 men, women and children have been killed since 2011 while the United Nation estimates this number to be 250,000, but the UN stopped estimating casualties 18 months ago.  11 million of the 18 million Syrians have lost their homes.   The number of wounded has been estimated at 1,900,000.  Destruction to Syria itself is estimated to be over quarter of a Trillion dollars. Regardless of the actual numbers, this conflict has been catastrophic to Syria and its people.   

Who Are the Good Guys?

Or, are there any good guys in this conflict?  Go back to 2011 when the “Arab Spring” sprung and was blessed by the Obama regime.  Inside of Syria, “pro-democracy” dissident groups began fighting back against the Assad Syrian Government and this soon erupted into a nation-wide conflict as Assad cracked down on the dissidents.  To this day I doubt anyone truly knows who or what the dissidents are.  

To understand the Syrian conflict, you need to understand that Assad and the government are Alawite Shia Muslims and the dissidents are primarily Sunni MuslimsFurther, Assad has been tightly aligned with Iran with both being supported by Russia!  So, you have the Assad Syrian Government, Iran (via Hezbollah), and Russia on one side, with the primarily Sunni dissidents on the other.

But, with Obama’s and Clinton’s precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, a vacuum was created that was filled by the newly formed Sunni Islamic State (ISIS).  ISIS and Iran both want to dominate and control the rich resources of Syria and Iraq.  So, ISIS secured large regions of Syria from the Assad Government and set up the capital of their “Caliphate” in Raqqa, Syria!  So, now you have ISIS and the dissidents fighting against Assad, Iran, and Russia!  But, ISIS and the dissidents are not aligned and ISIS forces or kills dissidents who do not swear allegiance to their caliphate.  To make it even more complicated, the Kurds occupy much of northern Syria and Southern Turkey and they don’t like anyone particularly!  The map below shows how Syria has been carved up by each group.

 

mapThe bottom line is that there may not be any “good guys” in this conflict, just a bunch of guys fighting for their own self interests!

Where Does the US Fit In?

Depends!  From Obama’s perspective, the US has two goals.  First goal, don’t cross the Iranians.  Two, act like you are fighting ISIS.  The first goal became evident when Obama penciled in his Red Line regarding Assad’s use of chemical weapons.  Obama/Clinton were told in no uncertain terms that the Iranian nuclear talks were over if Obama intervened in Syria against Assad.  So, Obama/Clinton took out their Red Line Eraser and we bowed again to the Ayatollahs in Iran.  The second goal included arming the dissidents to a low-level so the dissidents could fight ISIS on the ground.  Of course the dissidents took shots at Assad’s army as they were actually the primary dissident target and both the dissidents were Sunni.  Some believe that the CIA annex in Benghazi was a front for moving arms from Libya to the Syrian dissidents.  Obama/Clinton mixed using the dissidents and air strikes against ISIS to show the American public that he was fighting against ISIS in both Syria and Iraq.

From the Neo-Con perspective, the US needs to intervene on behalf of the dissidents as all freedom fighters who want democracy are good and deserve our help to whatever degree possible, including armed intervention!  You heard Senators McCain and Graham on talk shows the past 4.5 years demanding that we back the dissidents.  McCain even met with some of them in Syria.  The Neo-Cons would have the US engage directly in the Syrian conflict with the dual goals of removing Assad from power and killing off ISIS.  Whoa!  Assad is backed by Iran and Russia and to a lesser degree, China.  What the Neo-Cons are advocating are at least a 4 power war over Syria!  The Assad regimes have ruled Syria since 1971, why now?

From a US Self-Interest perspective today, the horse is out of the barn; the train left the station; and any other cliché you want to use to describe a situation in Syria that is only a Lose-Lose for the US.  Obama’s and Clinton’s lack of action early on removed all US options in this country, if we ever had any, other than all out war with Russia, Iran and Syria.  The fact is that since Obama/Clinton abandoned Iraq with his rapid pullout, Iraq will most likely align with Iran.  The majority in both countries are Shia and Iran has coveted Iraq in order to create a three state power consisting of Syria, Iraq and Iran.  They will then look towards Lebanon, Jordon and Israel for additional conquests. 

In Syria, we have put up with an Assad regime in power, aligned with Russia and Iran, for over 45 years.  It makes no sense from a national self-interest to engage the Assad regime in Syria.  We do have a national self-interest in annihilating ISIS and that interest is shared by Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq. 

Trump Is Right in Syria:

You may not like Donald Trump but he is dead right on Syria.  We have a national self-interest in removing ISIS from Iraq and Syria but no self interest in removing Assad from power.  The shame of it all is that we lost countless lives, many of our soldiers were gravely wounded in the war in Iraq, and we spent trillions of dollars for naught.  Iraq also suffered casualties ranging upwards of 250,000 including both military and civilians.  To walk away is a shame on both the Bush and Obama/Clinton administrations.  Bush should not have left the status of forces agreement up to Obama/Clinton and Obama/Clinton should not have walked away from Iraq without a solid SFA with Iraq.  But, we did and we need to cut our loses and get out after taking our ISIS.

Lesson? 

History repeats itself if we do not learn from our mistakes.  We failed politically, not militarily, in Vietnam and in Iraq.  We may have to add Afghanistan if we keep up our current politically correct engagement.  We need to learn to lead from strength, engage when our national-interests are jeopardized, and walk away when it is not our fight.  There will always be bad guys and we will always have to stand strong against them.  But, to pick fights when we are not threatened or do not have the will to win politically, like Iraq and Vietnam, it will always end in failure. 

If you get a chance, read or peruse Sun Tzu’s the Art of War, written 500 years BC.  It is still a good “rule book” for fighting a war today.   (http://suntzusaid.com/)

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-u-tensions-spill-over-u-n-meeting-011240631.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/11/report-on-syria-conflict-finds-115-of-population-killed-or-injured

http://suntzusaid.com/

Trump is Not a Racist, He is “Channeling” Justice Sonia Sotomayor!

Trump Questions the Ability of an Hispanic Judge With Ties to La Raza to be Impartial In Trump U Case!

Curiel Ryan Trump

Paul “RINO” Ryan Calls Trump a Racist!

The Left, and RINOs, Want You to Believe

that Leftist, Hispanic, Activist Judges Do Not Exist!

Here are Quotes From One Such Leftist, Hispanic, Judicial Activist Who Is On the SUPREME COURT!

Sonia Sotomayor in 2001 Defined

Hispanic Judicial Activism by Saying:

“our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”

Sotomayor also has stated:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,”  So, what about the law?  That is black and white and not subject to ethnic interpretation!

In 2005  Sotomayor stated that “court of appeals is where policy is made.” And added, “And I know, I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don’t make law.  I know. O.K. I know. I’m not promoting it. I’m not advocating it. I’m, you know.”  So what were you doing?

In 2001, Sotomayor made remarks in Berkeley which were published by the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, and further asserted that judges’ identities will affect legal outcomes.  This is EXACTLY what Trump is alleging regarding Judge Curiel.

So, Judge Curiel’s National Origin (Identity) May Impact

His Judicial Decisions! 

Trump Is Merely Raising the Question Whether It Is.

So, Mr. Ryan and all of the other Republicans who hate Trump and are using the Trump University case to chastise Trump and even call for his defeat at the convention, do you still not understand the concept that someone like Judge Curiel;

  • Who is of Mexican Decent,

  • Who is a La Raza Supporter,

  • Who is a Clinton Supporter and Contributor,

  • Who is a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association that is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association

    • In 2015, the HNBA called for a BOYCOTT of all Trump Businesses.  Their press release read: The HNBA calls for a boycott of all of Trump business ventures, including golf courses, hotels, and restaurants. ” 

    • Hispanic National Bar Association has long supported positions and activities put forth by the National Council of La Raza organization.

  • Who sponsored an illegal alien through a process to receive a scholarship to a US law school, (so much for adherence to Federal Law),

  • Who has ruled against Trump time and time again in favor of the Plaintiff’s Attorneys who

    • Also have ties to La Raza,

    • Who supports and contributed to Hillary Clinton to the tune of $675,000+, While she was Secretary of State.

…Could In Fact Be Predjudiced Because of His Hispanic Heritage and Hispanic Political Activism And Using His Position to Advance Causes That Are Antithetical To Current Federal and State Laws such as Open Borders, Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, and Welfare and Other Benefits for Illegal Aliens?  And Stands Against Everything Trump Stands For!

That Judge Curiel May Be Unsuited to Preside Over a Trial Where Donald J. Trump is the Defendant due to the His Prejudice based on His Heritage, Experiences and Associations?

Ryan is Just Like His Mentor Romney.  No Guts to Throw His Hat in the Ring But Is a Weasel Who Stands on the Sidelines and Cast Aspersions on the Front Runner He Despises.

At least Have the Guts to Just Say You Do Not Want Trump To Be President!

No One Respects a Coward,

And You are the DEFINITION of a Coward!

We Live in an Imperfect World Where Injustices Live Within Imperfect Men and Women.  Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, Asians and All Ethnic Origins and Races Are All Comprised of Imperfect Men And Women Who May be Part of our Judiciary. 

Political Correctness Only Exacerbates One Injustice,

Born of Prejudice, with Another.

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tip

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/us/15judge.html?_r=0

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/25/sotomayor-criticizes-prosecutor-for-racial-remark.html

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/07/report-trump-university-judge-linked-group-calls-boycott-trumps-businesses/

http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/exclusive-law-firm-behind-trump-university-lawsuit-gave-big-money-to-the-clintons/

David Limbaugh Ignores Republican Congress Lack of Intestinal Fortitude

David Limbaugh posted an article:

“Can’s Support Trump Yet” 

In that article, you defend your position by saying: 

“If Clinton were to win, the Republican Party could vigorously and credibly oppose her, but if Trump were to win, it would be very awkward for it to criticize Trump if he were to govern as a liberal or do something outrageous.”

Seriously?  David, where have you been for the past seven and half years?  When did our Republican Congress oppose Obama and the Democrats on anything?  They would be more at ease opposing Trump than Clinton.  They agree with Clinton on unbalanced “free trade”, open borders, and a bloated government as the solution for everything that ails this country, that serves to increase their own power base. 

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Then, you go on to quote the Hamilton Rule:

“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible.”

That may have been great in Hamilton’s time but it does not hold one drop of water in this race with this Congress.  Further, if our Republican congresses are the definition of “conservative”, then all of the self-proclaimed “conservatives” are absolved from any responsibility for Trump. 

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Further, you go on to say:

“I am extremely concerned that he would be our political enemy in a number of areas and also that he has a tendency toward authoritarianism, a tendency many of his supporters seem unlikely to oppose.”

I have been an entrepreneur all of my life and I can tell you that a businessman, versus career politicians, understand that you have to “bring the team” along with any decision you make.  Your team, in this case the Congress and the American People, would have to be engaged for Trump to be even marginally successful.   I have less trust in a Republican Congress enacting a “conservative” agenda than I do Trump. 
After being involved in elections since Barry Goldwater, and watching the “conservative” candidates put forth by the Republican Party, I have no idea what “conservatism” means to those claiming this title. 

Will Trump “build the wall”, probably; lower taxes, probably; limit government, probably; have a coherent foreign policy, as opposed to what we have had for 16 years?, probably; Transgender bathrooms, as a State issue, probably; and abortion, this will require a SCOTUS decision, so, probably.

Do I know that for sure?  NO,  What I do know for sure is that Clinton will continue the Left’s destruction of this Nation.  What I do know that under Bush, with both Houses of Congress, we increased spending and the national debt, increased the size and scope of government, failed to secure peaceful transitions in Iraq and Afghanistan, expanded Medicare, and on and on.  If that is the definition of conservatism, then I guess I don’t fit the mold.

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The final quote from your article that I will address is:

“At the very least, I believe that conservatives should withhold their support for Trump until they can extract meaningful concessions from him on major policy issues.”

Concessions, like what?  I cannot think of one meaningful act of this Congress to assert conservative values and stop Obama.  $2 Trillion + Omnibus Bill?  Did Congress use the US Constitution effectively?  Impeachment, off of the table.  Shutting down the Government, no stomach for that.  Withholding funding from the Executive branches, no stomach for that. 

The founders gave us two tools to reign in the executive, impeachment and the purse strings.  Republicans have “aborted” both of these tools.

Let me finish with another quote from Alexander Hamilton:

“Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.”

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat tip:
http://www.newsmax.com/Limbaugh/never-gop-hillary-immigration/2016/05/24/id/730392/#ixzz49cJDE5aV

Why Clinton is a Loser

She Cannot Be Who She Really Is!

She Is Not That Good An Actor Either!

The saddest thing to watch is Hillary Clinton trying to guess what people want her to be, and then her trying to adapt to her various changing personalities like she is changing her pants suit.  Charisma, a “compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others”, is not something you can learn, emulate or fake.

You either have it or you don’t.  Probably the most exasperating thing for her is Bill Clinton.  Here is a serial womanizer who is the poster-boy for charisma.  He can still mesmerize crowds and takes over a room when he enters.  His age is diminishing some of his charisma and he gets a little testy at times, but even being somewhat diminished by age, Hillary cannot compete with his innate allure.  His appeal has also been an Achilles heal for him, and her, with women!

Hillary and her handlers then compound her lack of “animal magnetism” by having her try to alter her delivery when she is talking to African-Americans or other ethnic groups.  Her veiled attempts at “fitting in” comes off as pandering.

The Catastrophic Reality for Her is that She is Just Not a Likeable Person!

Her testimony at the Benghazi hearings when she said “What Difference Does it Make”, was a turning point for her in this election cycle.  Her remark turned off many women, and men, who viewed her remark as her being uncaring, cold, and without empathy for the four families of those that died in Benghazi.

She is also inept as an actor trying to play the part as a charismatic, caring, presidential candidate.  Trying to play the women card would work if women liked her but she is just not that warm and fuzzy and apparently is incapable of faking it!

If Hillary Cannot Play the “Woman Card”, What is Left for Her?

If Hillary were running against the typical Republican candidate like McCain, Romney, or Jeb, she could stalemate their attacks by shrinking into her victim persona ala the “woman card”. 

Trump does NOT view women as being different than men, and as such does not see women as weak, but rather as an equal. 

Trump is a Feminists Worse Nightmare. 

Trump actually thinks of and treats women as an equal!  He doesn’t see Hillary as a female opponent but merely as an opponent.  It would not matter to him if rather than Hillary, he was running against Sanders, Biden or even Obama.  Trump would use their weaknesses against them the same way he is against Hillary.  As an opponent, nothing is off of the table and winning is the goal.  Period!

As an equal, Hillary will have to run on her policies!  Unfortunately for her, she is currently opposed by an avowed socialist who dragged her to the far left.  Also, she is not innately a “centrist” or a “pragmatist” like Bill Clinton.  Bill knew when to triangulate an issue and make it like his own! 

Hillary seems incapable of playing this game.

Trump’s Conservative-Populist Message is the Antithesis of Clinton’s More of the Same Message

2016 is a Year of the Outsider–Clinton is the Definition of an Insider

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Trump – Facing The Real Manufacturing Crisis

We are Giving Up Our Vital Industrial Capacity to Potential Enemies!

Since 1988, there has been a steady stream of US manufacturing moving out of the United States.  These include “Industries” rather than just isolated plants within an industry. 

In order to bring back jobs to this economy, Trump will have to rebuild our industrial base with core industries such as Steel, Coal, Oil, Food, and Precious Metals.  Then Trump can start to ramp up the production of goods for consumers and our military.

Steel:  US steel production has fallen 33% since 1967 while China’s steel production has increased by a factor of 57 since 1967!  US production was 115 million metric tons in 1967 and fell to only 88 million metric tons in 2015.  Conversely, China’s production in 1967 was only 14 million metric tons and in 2015 surpassed 803 million metric tons!!!  Today China produces almost 10 times more steel than the US.  China also uses their dominance in this market to drive down world prices and force other nations out of steel production.  What do you make out of steel?  Ships, planes, tanks trucks cars, and a whole host of products that are required for our military as well as for civilian applications.  If we had to ramp up building warships and other equipment needed to fight a war, we would have to import steel from China! 

Great as long as we are not at war with China!

Coal:  22.6% of the world’s coal reserves are in the United States.  Russia and China follow at 14% and 12% respectively.  Coal is vital as a source of fuel and is a key component in the production of steel.  While the EPA has been cracking down on the coal industry for decades, the Obama administration has focused on coal as the major contributor in the US to “Global Warming”! 

As such, even though the US has 23% of the total world coal reserves, we only produced 14% of the world’s output of coal in 2014.  Contrast this to China who produced 49% of the worlds coal in 2014.  In order to remain competitive in the world, the US must have a cheap source of energy for its various industries. 

Coal has typically been used to produce low-cost fuel to generate electricity.  In 2008, coal produced 50% of the US electricity.  Today, coal only generates about 33% of the US electricity.  EPA standards have bankrupted many of the large US coal producers since 2008.  In the event of a war, we will need low-cost energy, produced in the US, to gear up and sustain a war effort.  We will also need low-cost energy to revive our economy and reinvigorate our manufacturing capacity in the US.

Oil:  In 1989, the US produced 7.6 million barrels of crude oil and consumed 17.3 million barrels of crude per day.  We produced 44% of the oil that we consumed.  Our oil consumption spiked in 2015 at 20.8 million barrels per day while our production had fallen to only 5.1 million barrels per day.  In 2013, our consumption continued high at 18.9 million barrels per day while we only produced 7.4 million barrels per day or 44% of the oil that we consumed.  The US has the oil and natural gas reserves to become self-sufficient in oil and natural gas production.  This will have to be a vital part of Trump’s manufacturing revitalization plan in order to provide a constant supply of energy, at stable prices and supply. 

Even more importantly, until the Middle East and other oil-producing regions stabilize, we must not be reliant on nations who may be at odds with our national interests.  Militarily, reliance on foreign oil is dangerous and the US should do everything possible to eliminate this dependence.  Obama/Clinton have done everything they could to kill domestic production while destabilizing the Middle East and a thus a major portion of the world’s oil supply.  Geologic exploration in the US in the past decade has uncovered oil reserves that would make the US reserves the highest in the world.  The left, Obama/Hillary would have you believe that we only have 2% of the world reserves and that we “have to” move to “renewable” energy. 

The Oil Scarcity Myth

Trump should create a North American Version of OPEC to Compete Internationally Against OPEC Nations.  Why Should the US be Held Hostage by Middle Eastern Dictators In Terms of Oil Prices and Oil Supply?

 

The Danger of Not Becoming Manufacturing and Energy Independent

Globalist Taking Down the US:  Progressives and some neocons who are committed to globalism, believe that by reducing US manufacturing capacity, the rest of the world can rise and the world will become more peaceful and the international jealousy against the US will subside.  REALLY!!  They sell this dribble by stating that US consumers will be able to benefit from lower prices as it is cheaper to make a shirt in China and ship it back to the US than it is to make that same shirt in the US in the first place.  What they don’t tell you is that they, Progressives, abetted by some neocon Republicans, have enacted labor, EPA, immigration and other regulations aimed at making US manufacturers unable to compete against countries like China!  Trump uses Carrier Air Conditioning as an example of a company moving to Mexico in order to increase their profits.  Carrier is only one of hundreds of US companies who have either moved production or ceased to exist.  GE no longer produces light bulbs in the US!

Reduction of Middle Class Purchasing Power:  The fallacy of the Progressive argument is that the US working middle class, as they lose their jobs, will be unable to afford even the cheaper shirt from China!  Oh wait!  The government will pay the middle class not to work!  Right now we have 95,000,000 people, 35% of the total US workforce, who have left the workforce and are no longer looking for jobs!  Those without jobs cannot consume at the same levels as those who are gainfully employed and this will stagnate our GDP as we are now experiencing!

Weakening of Our Military:  The Progressive Globalist see the weakening of the US military as a good thing.  They panicked when the Soviet Union fell apart leaving the US as the dominant world power.  They see a “JUST” US Military as one who is checked by a powerful enemy As such, they have allowed key US industries, such as oil, steel, and coal to erode and become uncompetitive with our global competitors.  They have allowed military troop, ship and airplane levels to fall below Pre-WWII levels leaving the US vulnerable and weak.

Trump Will Need to Rebuild the Base US industries While he Renegotiates Global Trade Deals. 

The Rebuilding of the US Industries Will Also Allow The US to Strengthen Our military and Its Capabilities. 

The Rebuilding of Our Infrastructure Will Require Considerable Expenditures and May Drive our National Debt Higher for a Period of Time as We Experienced During the Reagan Administration. 

But, Increased US Production and Job Participation Will Drive Up Tax Revenues, Reduce Welfare Expenditures, and Allow the US to Begin to Pay Down our National Debt. 

Trump is Facing a Monumental Task to Rebuild US Manufacturing and its Employment Base. 

 

RD Pierini

@RDPerini

 

 

Hat Tips

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/american-oil-find-holds-oil-opec/story?id=17536852