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 September 2, 2017


Martin Luther King, writing from jail in 1963, said, “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.  King was right, making a comparison between Nazi Germany and America’s laws that discriminated against Blacks, but the principle has far wider application.  Hitler was elected.  Unlike most self-appointed dictators, the people of Germany gave him authority over themselves.  What does that say about the German people at that time?  What does it say about the American people that we elected terrible people like Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama, and came very close to electing the truly horrible Hillary Clinton?  What does it say about the cities and states that elect Democrat politicians to rule over them?  All Democrats are bad people, but they are certainly foolish people. Anyone who votes for a representative of a Party without reading the Party’s platform is as crazy as someone who signs a contract without reading it.  I invite you to read the Democrat Party Platform.  Foremost among their demands are the “right” for a woman to murder an unborn child because they were too lazy to use birth control while being promiscuous; and the “rights” of perverted people to practice their perversions openly, including marriage between people of the same sex.  If Democrats had not been elected, laws that allowed these things would never have been passed. Judges that approve such indecency, and proclaim it Constitutional, would never have been appointed.  This is how evil becomes legal.  

(“Here’s How Evil Becomes Legal” by Tom Barrett dated August 27, 2017 published by iPatriot at http://ipatriot.com/heres-evil-becomes-legal/ )

President Trump and his Never Trump antagonists have found something they agree on: They both want to separate Trump from the Republican Party.  If that happened, Republicans would surely regret it.  Trump would be weakened and isolated, and the Republican Party would not only have left the president, it would split, with many Republicans siding with Trump.  The whole thing would be an unprecedented and unnecessary disaster.  Chances are, a separation won’t happen, though Trump seems to be laying the groundwork for one by airing in public his complaints about congressional Republicans.  The Never Trump crowd regards his conduct as evidence of the need for a divorce.  Trump has attacked Republican senators as if they are conspiring against him, handed out orders to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that haven’t been followed, and issued threats to shut down government that congressional Republicans have ignored.  Trump thinks Congressional Republicans are a drag on his presidency.  Since Trump was elected, the Never Trumpers have insisted he’s unfit to be president.  Democrats, the elite media, and liberal and left-wing groups echo their calls for Republicans to spurn Trump and run Congress independently of the White House.  A breakup between Trump and Republicans would be catastrophic for the GOP and its agenda.  At the moment, the need for Trump and congressional Republicans to stick together is crucial.  Though they failed to replace ObamaCare, they agree on the next two issues in importance, tax reform and filling the federal judiciary with more conservative judges.  If a second Supreme Court vacancy occurs, Trump has agreed to choose a nominee from a list of conservative jurists and lawyers.  He has already begun stacking the lower courts with conservatives.  The press has been especially keen on sowing the seeds of division.  Trump’s tweets slapping McConnell have led to a spate of stories about their relationship.  House Speaker Paul Ryan has never been a Trump favorite.  The media will hop on any friction between Trump and the congressional leaders.  Both McConnell and Ryan recognize how critical teamwork is.  McConnell is set on overhauling the federal courts, and Ryan’s dream is to reform the tax code while cutting taxes for the first time since 1986.  Both recognize that they need Trump and his aides to accomplish anything.  

(“For Better of Worse, Trump and the GOP Need Each Other” by Fred Barnes dated August 28, 2017 published by The Weekly Standard at http://www.weeklystandard.com/for-better-or-worse-trump-and-the-gop-need-each-other/article/2009446 )


The “alt-right” is the creation of leftists who, in their bigoted minds, want to make Republicans the racists by forging their own reality.  The Left is at war with itself and the Right is caught in the middle as the scapegoat of their twisted ideology.  These are the fascists, the racists, and the Christian haters of the Left.  None of these groups are rightwing, they are all leftists.  They are all the same people who have been part of the Democrat Party in America.  They all hate America, Christianity, capitalism, and liberty.  They all embrace their own bigotry, violence, and totalitarian socialist dictatorships.  The alt-right is a fiction of liberalism just as the so-called alt-left.  In liberal’s dysfunctional world the alt-right are the racists and the alt-left are the righteous defenders of the oppressed.  It is their fantasy world they want to bring to life.  They want to create a reality in which they are ones fighting the racists rather than being the ones who are the racists.  It is the delusion they create in their own minds so they can justify their fascist, racist, anti-American, anti-white violence.  In their version of reality they are the righteous fighting the wicked and the KKK, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis.  The KKK was not created by Republicans, but by Democrats.  Now that Democrats have embraced blacks, whom they have lured into their party as welfare voter slaves, they have no use for their old militant arm of anti-black racists.  Instead they now embrace anti-white racists and declare that they are innocent of racism because they were victims of it.  The simple truth is that the KKK and BLM are both racist hate groups and both need to be destroyed!  BLM is the leftist anti-white black supremacists fighting the KKK anti-black white supremacists.  This is a war between Democrats, and it is only the Democrat propagandists telling the lies trying to pin half of their own factions on Republicans.  This is just like World War II, Democrats believed that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” but the Communists were just another enemy with whom they allied to defeat another.  It was Democrats under FDR who caused that war with their policies of sucking up all the wealth and making the world destitute throughout the 1930s.  They made Republicans their scapegoat just as the Nazis did with the Jews that resulted in the Holocaust, and the Soviets did with the Cossacks of Ukraine that brought about their Great Purge.  America said that could never happen here, but we are seeing the maturation of that movement today.  Republicans, conservatives, and Christians must be very careful NOT to ally with any of these factions, or even allow them to stand beside good people as a matter of convenience to fight the Left.  The enemies of our enemy are not our friends, but another enemy, and allying with them will only lead to more evil as it did with America and Russia.  America only made that alliance because both Germany and Russia were more powerful than the free nations of the West even with America’s help.  Without Russia, America’s death toll and war effort would have been strained to the breaking point.  FDR allying with Stalin was a necessary evil to defeat Nazi Germany, but Churchill saw the truth and warned him against making Russia too strong.  Good people often have great difficulty in recognizing evil and understanding how to combat it.  The Left always tries to hang their evils around the necks of the righteous.  Witness how Democrats are trying to lay off their orphaned KKK on Republicans.  Recognizing Antifa for what it is, not anti-fascists, but their own brand of fascists is the first step in taking them down.  When one leftist group is exposed and crushed, they just change the name and create another.  This is an eternal war between good and evil, and evil will forever use subterfuge and deception to corrupt the good.  Life is a choice between doing what is right and what is easy.  It is easy to fall for the lies of the Left and go down their road of good intentions alongside them.  Trump is doing well in his fight against Democrats and their RINO allies, but the people must be leery of his seeming lack of comprehension of the evil the world faces in a resurgent Islam.  Trump has yet to understand that Islam is not a religion.  Terrorists are not aberrations of Islam, or murderous atheists, but are obeying the fundamental teachings of Muhammad’s death cult.  The key to winning any war is to know your enemy, and McMasters is a holdover from the Obama regime in which Islam is excused for its Jihad.  If America does not recognize the evil it fights, then it will fail.  

(“Alt-Right is the Fictional Creation of the Left” by Dustin Koellhoffer dated August 28, 2017 published by iPatriot at http://ipatriot.com/alt-right-fictional-creation-left/ )


They are trying to wear us down although they don’t understand anything about those with whom they are dealing.  Regular folks who love God, their family and their country aren’t the fascists or racists the left makes them out to be, with the daily barrage of propaganda designed to take good people down.  Normal folks don’t have time to entertain the darkness the left promotes.  They are too busy working or going to church or tending gardens or splitting wood at night to keep their families warm.  Then they go to bed and get up the next day and do it all again.  There is no time for the nonsense littering the internet and television intended to cast guilt over their values and votes.  The more insane the left and their propaganda becomes, the more confident they are about the choices they will make in 2018 and 2020.  They have zero interest in protests across the country about which the media incessantly reports.  They have no patience for the violence and chaos and destruction.  They interpret it as something city folks do when they have too much time on their hands and too much money they didn’t earn in their pockets.  They are intuitive, but too busy to be distracted.  They are fully aware of heavily funded temper tantrum groups ingratiated by the Democrat Party such as the former Occupy Movement.  Obama and Congressional Democrats cheered them on.  Those who learned stamina from the school of hard work were not impressed when reports emerged the Occupy Movement fizzled into obscurity after temperatures dropped and smarmy snowflakes retreated to their taxpayer subsidized safe spaces upon realizing they could tolerate cold about as much as they do opposing opinions.  Those who do the right thing every day even when they don’t feel like it, don’t have time to care this group resurrected from dormancy.  Those who work for a living aren’t worried this group, “Refuse Fascism,” has a mission to oust President Trump and threatens to march and demonstrate and occupy city centers and parks “until Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have fallen.”  We all should be concerned, though, that one of this group’s lead organizers is “a Maoist activist.”  The left is full of history-challenged non-thinkers who have no clue that Mao Zedong was a mass murdering communist dictator whose policies killed tens of millions of people by starving, working and beating them to death.  While millions less people on the planet might excite someone like Gloria Steinem who recently said, “forcing women to have children” is the “fundamental cause of climate change,” those who value life find it concerning Democrats have not disavowed this Maoist activist group organizer.  This should also serve as a reminder to the miniscule fraction of rightwing never-Trumpers that the enemy of your enemy is not always your friend.  

(“Leftists’ Goal Is to Wear Us Out” by Susan Stamper Brown dated August 28, 2017 published by Town Hall at https://townhall.com/columnists/susanstamperbrown/2017/08/28/leftists-goal-is-to-wear-us-down-n2373969 )


Although a donkey fits the Democrat Party well as a mascot, a shifting goalpost would work even better.  With liberals, it’s almost always a bait and switch.  Take the Confederate flag, for example.  Back in 2015, liberals demanded that Confederate flags be taken down because Dylann Roof had a picture of one on his Facebook page.  Most Republicans, even Southern Republicans, didn’t care all that much about the Confederate flag.  So, many voluntarily removed the Confederate flag, but that was just the start of the bait and switch.  There were liberals who said that waving a Confederate flag should be considered a hate crime and Southerners in general were attacked as racist.  Then people who protested this stupidity were labeled as bigots.  Next the Left moved on to statues.  Liberals demanded that the statues be taken down and began to vandalize them.  The Left took it even further, they got so hysterical that ESPN pulled an Asian broadcaster by the name of Robert Lee off of a University of Virginia game because there was a controversy over a Robert E. Lee statue.  Now, we begin a fight over taking down the hundreds and hundreds of Confederate monuments across the country.  After that the battle will be over renaming buildings and streets.  So, you may think you’re arguing about the Confederate flag or the statue of Robert E. Lee, but liberals are also really arguing about memorials to Columbus, Grant, Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, you name it.  Furthermore, not only are you never really arguing about what you think you’re arguing about with a liberal, liberals will paint you as evil for continuing to support something they were backing five minutes ago.  How many liberals did you hear demanding gay marriage 20 years ago?  Then, Barack Obama changed his mind about it, everyone who disagreed with gay marriage became a gay-hating homophobe.  Did you notice the shocking speed with which we moved from “Liberals would never demand that women share bathrooms with men. That’s crazy….” to, “Anyone who doesn’t support men and women in the same bathroom is transphobic”?  Along similar lines, condemning whatever liberals want you to condemn to try to win favor with them is pointless. There is no honest debate. There’s only a bait and switch designed to elevate liberals at everyone else’s expense.  Never apologize to liberals, because liberals view even the most sincere apology from a non-liberal as a club they can use to beat you.  If you get in the crosshairs of some mob of social justice warriors, they will demand that you be fired, that you be scorned, that no good person could ever have anything to do with you again and they will point to your own apology as absolute proof that they’re right.  Other times, the liberal bait and switch is more insidious.  Democrats promised ObamaCare would dramatically cut the cost of health care, that people could keep their doctors and plans if they liked them and everything was going to be wonderful, amazing and better in every way.  Of course, none of their promises turned out to be true.  Later, after trying to blame ObamaCare on Republicans, liberals admitted that they had to lie to get the bill passed and said we should all be grateful that they did.  Now that ObamaCare is falling to pieces, their solution is single-payer health care, which coincidentally turns out to be what many Republicans said they were trying to do all along.  According to Republicans, the idea was to design a plan that would fail so they could try to do a full government takeover, which is exactly what happened.  Going along with a bad liberal idea almost inevitably turns out to be a set-up or justification for an even worse idea down the road.  If you want intellectual honesty from liberals, you’re not going to get it.  If you want: human decency; fairness; logic; a consideration of the societal or economic costs of their ideas; or do you even just want them to care whether the programs they propose work or not, then you’re not getting any of those things from the vast majority of liberals. All you’re going to get is an unwavering conviction that everything liberals want to do is good because it’s liberal along with baiting and switching until they get their way.  

(“The Never-Ending Liberal Bait and Switch” by John Hawkins dated August 26, 2017 published by Town Hall at https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2017/08/26/the-neverending-liberal-bait-and-switch-n2373345 )

As the GOP divides at the rate of human cells, and a self-destructive President Trump causes his own supporters to question how he can succeed, Democrats have refused to fill the leadership void with a better vision of governance.  Democrats are leaning indulgently on the politics of race and gratuitous opposition to Trump, and they appear content to be the party of sanctuary cities, safe spaces and single-payer health care.  They released an “agenda” designed to offer voters “A Better Deal,” but what’s in it is a mystery, since all they talk about is Trump.  The party may face the weakest, most unpopular president in modern times in 2020.  Democrats are going overboard in their criticism of President Trump.  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is asking Congress to censure the president for the “repulsiveness of his words and actions.”  Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any potential ties the president and his campaign had to those activities, is co-sponsoring a censure resolution because Trump “expresses views inimical to our values.”  Congresswoman Jackie Speier, another member of the committee, has called for Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment, “POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger.”  Congressman Keith Ellison, deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said that POTUS has “sympathy” for white supremacists; no wonder the DNC’s fundraising is at a record low.  Congresswoman Maxine Waters tweeted that “Trump has made it clear - w/Bannon & Gorka in the WH, & the Klan in the streets, it is now the White Supremacists House. Former Vermont Governor and DNC Chairman Howard “The Scream” Dean said “If you want to vote for a racist in the White House, then you better vote for Republicans.”  Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the statue removal arenot a matter of political correctness,” but “of public safety and homeland security.”  Democrats must also decide whether they want President Obama back in the spotlight.  Rudderless and leaderless, some party operators long for him to swoop in and right the ship, yet they still blame him for sinking it with epic election losses from 2009 to 2016.  As they attempt to plot a path forward and regain seats in state legislatures, governorships, the U.S. House  and  Senate, and someday the White House, Democrats need new faces and leaders and can’t lean too heavily on the 44th president.  None of the potential Democrat presidential candidates have the visibility or credibility to be effective.  What’s already in that box is widespread voter disgust.  People are turning away from both parties and the pool of gettable voters is shrinking, which means base politics will be less and less effective in the years to come.  Democrats must convince voters they take governing more seriously than partisan politics and will focus on economic growth instead of statues, tweets and Russia, or they can stay in the minority a lot longer.  

(“Democrats are Working Hard to Destroy Their Party” by A.B. Stoddard dated August 25, 2017 published by Real Clear Politics at https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/08/25/democrats_are_working_hard_to_destroy_their_party_134843.html )

Freedom of Assembly is the first and most important right of the Bill of Rights.  Today it is being denied in cities like Berkeley and Portland where local left-wing governments have denied rally permits while giving the masked thugs of their leftist Antifa allies a blank check to assault those whose views they oppose.  In Berkley, Boston and San Francisco, the First Amendment doesn’t exist anymore.  The threat of violence shut down the Patriot Prayer demonstration in San Francisco, an event scheduled to feature African American, Samoan and Latino speakers, is a case of fascism justifying itself by flying the false flag of “anti-fascism.” The founder of Patriot Prayer, Joey Gibson, is a Japanese American who regards himself as a “person of color” and who had made it very clear that he opposes Neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and who has publicly stated that his goal is to promote “love” not hate.  This time the violence and hate were coming from one side, and one side only.  Gibson’s attempt to hold a demonstration to end hate was torpedoed by Nancy Pelosi and Mayor David Lee who falsely claimed that it was a proposed gathering of “white supremacists.”  Pelosi insisted that Patriot Prayer should not be allowed a permit in San Francisco. “The Constitution does not say that a person can yell 'wolf' in a crowded theater,” she insisted.  The only people crying wolf were Pelosi and the leftist thugs who caused it to be shut down.  In Berkeley, authorities denied free speech advocates a permit, and did little to prevent the leftist violence that broke out against a handful of individuals who showed up after the organizers had called it off.  The choice is simple: either we have a First Amendment, or we don’t.  If mobs of violent leftists with the complicity of leftist authorities can shut down any protest or speaker they don’t like, then we no longer have a Bill of Rights.  All that’s left is leftist tyranny.  In the sixties, Governor Reagan sent in the National Guard to stop the violence at Berkeley.  Governor Brown won’t do it, so it’s up to President Trump to act.  That was the message President Eisenhower delivered to Americans in the fall of ’57 when he returned to the White House and ordered the deployment of the 101st Airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas.  The Governor of Arkansas, a progressive Democrat who was a product of the radical leftist Commonwealth College, had allowed a racist mob to rampage at Central High School in Little Rock.  There’s precedent that mob rule will not be tolerated.  Eisenhower warned that "disorderly mobs" operating "under the leadership of demagogic extremists" would not be allowed to terrorize citizens with the complicity of local authorities.  He showed that the President of the United States was willing to protect civil rights with armed force.  California, under Democrat rule, has become a rogue state ruled by leftist mobs and their political godfathers, where there are a million regulations, but no rule of law, where there is a code for everything, but where the Constitution no longer operates.  Antifa is a criminal terrorist organization.  Its masked thugs know they are criminals which is why they hide their identities.  The first responsibility of government is the safety of its citizens, and when violent thugs shut down free assemblies, government is not doing its job.  Reagan and Eisenhower made it clear that mob violence would not be tolerated, and they were willing to back up the Constitution and our political freedoms with force.  That’s what must be done to restore First Amendment rights in Berkeley everywhere Antifa mobs seek to shut down free speech of those they disagree with.  If leftist governors and mayors won’t protect the rights and safety of their citizens, then it’s up to the federal government to step in and do it for them.  

(“The Time Has Come to Stop the War on Free Speech” by Daniel Greenfield dated August 28, 2017 published by Front Page Magazine at http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267712/time-has-come-stop-war-free-speech-daniel-greenfield )

If you wondered about the deplorable state of American mis-education, all you have to do is look at the historical revisionist indoctrination in the textbooks, the classroom-forced Islamization of students, the Common Core standards that are dumbing down students across the board, and the Bolshevik-style cultural purge of Civil War monuments and heroes that are taking place around the country with the full approval and instigation from academia, the MSM, politicians, the current administration, and American citizens.  Identity politics is the new front to fight and change the face of America forever into the Bolshevik state that the socialist Democrats demand, a state based on bogus “social justice.”  Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao, Stalin, and Hitler could not have been any prouder of these American socialists, fascists, and anarchists.  Purging a culture by book burnings, statue destructions, repression and persecution of people arbitrarily deemed enemies of the state was something Bolsheviks, Stalinists, and fascists had done.  Now, we have American hate groups, paid violent protesters like ANTIFA and BLM, rallied under the banner of fighting fascism and white supremacy, employing violent and fascistic tactics of terrorizing the population whose divergent views and skin color they were told to hate.  Such purges killed millions of innocents under the false accusations of political crimes, i.e., espionage, wrecking, sabotage, anti-communist agitation, conspiracies to prepare uprisings and coups.  The accused were summarily shot or sent to Gulag labor camps.  Many died in the camps of starvation, disease, exposure to the harsh elements, and overwork.  This brings me to our mis-education of children who are now subjected to the Common Core standards that has caused 70% in some New York public schools to fail the exit test and has poorly prepared students for success in furthering their education.  What kind of schools mind-program students that loving one’s nation, language, culture, flag, national anthem, historical artifacts such as statues and monuments is racist, bigoted, fascist, and supremacist?  The answer is simple, public and private schools who have adopted Howard Zinn’s history of America, Common Core Standards, and have hired licensed teachers who were themselves trained in the socialist indoctrination mills of Jimmy Carter’s Department of Education.  We’ve never had so many college-educated Americans before who know so very little about their own history, civics, government, math and science, are unable to articulate and write cogent thoughts and essays spelled properly and grammatically correct, yet they are so demanding and unprepared for the real world of work.  When the Common Core developers who wrote the standards and explained in the propaganda literature that their standards prepared students for the global economy and the world of work, not even they could define or quantify how the dumbed-down mathematics and science are going to accomplish that when large numbers of students are failing the exit tests.  Our children are becoming drones attached to reality TV and electronic devices, envying the poisonous lifestyles of the rich and famous, and seeking their minutes of fame on Twitter.  They date by Skype, are addicted to drugs and prescription drugs, reject the notion of family and children; godless, faithless, highly sexual and promiscuous, they have become the syphilis, STD, and HIV exploding statistics; body piercings and tattoos have created a better fit and acceptance into the cult-like self-indulgent and vulgar atmosphere of their lives in which immorality is the norm.  Government is pushing in every direction to normalize immoral and abhorrent behavior as witnessed in schools, on almost every program on television and even advertising.  Gender-confused characters are made to look normal in movies and sit-coms.  Often the dysfunctional family is run by obnoxious and disrespectful children manipulating their moms, while dads are deliberately portrayed as bumbling idiots the family could do without.  Kindergartners in California were subjected to indoctrination lessons into transgenderism, without parental knowledge, including cross-dressing, presenting the gender-dysphoria sufferers as normal, and scaring young children that they might become the opposite sex overnight.  Teachers, who insinuate that sex is not a matter of chromosomes, but a choice and thus “fluid,” should be dismissed immediately.  Entertainment, violent games, marijuana peddled as medicine, and glossy magazines have finished the indoctrination of our children into a global utopia in which humans lose all sense of reality, personal safety, space, healthy morals and values, in other words, an alien culture of everything goes, why not do it in the street or in the desert with total strangers and multiple partners.  These new generations such as Millennials and Snowflakes are very different than the generations that built America and made it great.  We are considered “extremists” because:  The new generations who are detached from the real history, the angry ANTIFA types who destroy statues they have no idea what they represent and why they were erected, are eager to discard the alleged racist, homophobic, islamophobic, and xenophobic culture, destroy it, erase every trace of it, and replace it with Bolshevism where the “equality” utopia will reign supreme except for the elites who will continue to live their debauched and obscene lives.

(“Bolshevik-Style Cultural Purge” by Ileana Johnson Paugh dated August 27, 2017 published by Canada Free Press at http://canadafreepress.com/article/bolshevik-style-cultural-purge )


The biggest challenge facing the environmental movement is environmentalists, because they can be their own worst enemies.  They've succeeded in increasing public awareness of their dire warnings, and yet the public remains generally apathetic about taking action.  One reason is the public recognizes the disingenuousness, exaggerations, inconsistencies and hypocrisies coming from the movement, especially with respect to the use of fossil fuels.

·    Disingenuousness. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record.  The problem is those "records" is that NOAA scientists have been fudging the numbers.  In 2015, NOAA's Thomas Karl, trying to disprove evidence that global temperatures had plateaued for perhaps 15 years, released a report saying that the agency revisited past ground and sea-level temperature data adjusting both land- and sea-based temperature readings up to prove that temperatures had been rising all along, effectively had his 'thumb on the scale' in the documentation, scientific choices, and release of data sets."

·    Exaggerations. Some of the most prominent environmentalists have made predictions that now sound silly.  In 2007, Professor Wieslaw Maslowski reported that his modeling showed the Arctic would be ice-free in the summers in five or six years, that is, about four years ago.  Al Gore picked up on that claim and repeated it frequently.  Whether it's global warming, mass starvation, resource depletion or overpopulation, the environmental crowd's predictions seldom appear correct, and often seem hysterical, and the public has grown increasingly indifferent to them.

·    Inconsistencies - Environmentalists' biggest concern these days is the increase in carbon emissions, currently at 408 parts per million.  There was a time when environmentalists realized that clean energy sources could not meet the needs of a dynamic, industrial economy.  So they encouraged transitioning to more natural gas as a cleaner-burning "bridge fuel" until clean energy could replace it.  Were that still their mentality, they would applaud innovative drilling techniques such as fracking, which have allowed us to dramatically increase natural gas production and resulted in the U.S. gradually reducing its carbon emissions.  Instead, they condemn drilling, and especially fracking, while ignoring the environmental problems created by giant wind turbines and solar panels.

·    Hypocrisies - Some of the most prominent environmental spokespersons travel to conferences around the world in private jets, and upon landing are driven to their destinations in stretch limos so they can scold the rest of us about the need to reduce our fossil-fuel consumption.

Americans want a clean and healthy environment, but until some of the most outspoken environmentalists abandon the inconsistencies and hypocrisies, the public is likely to continue tuning them out.  

(“Environmentalists Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies” by Merrill Matthews dated August 29, 2017 published by Investor’s Business Daily at http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/environmentalists-can-be-their-own-worst-enemies/ )


It's been nearly sixteen years since that horrific Islamist terror attack in New York City on 9/11 where nearly 3000 Americans were murdered in the name of Allah, a day that will forever live in infamy and etched into America's psyche.  While the bodies of those killed were still being counted, we recall former President George W. Bush holding a press conference and defensively proclaiming "Islam is a religion of peace" while half a dozen Muslims (among them Nihad Awad, the founder of CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group) stood directly behind him.  Since that fateful day, we have had numerous Islamist attacks (Boston, Orlando, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, Columbus, and countless lesser known attacks) while the number of Muslim immigrants permitted entry onto our shores continues to grow at an accelerated pace.  The proclamation on Islam uttered by President Bush is factually false.  Islamic doctrine, Islamic law (Sharia), and the Quran mandate Jihad against non-believers.  The Strategic Outline for North America, underwritten in 1987 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, describes a "civilizational grand jihad" waged against the United States by “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their own hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions."  While the Muslim Brotherhood established roots here in 1953 during President Eisenhower's term in office, it took them decades to infiltrate all of our institutions at the local, state, and federal level.  Muslim immigration and settlement in the heartland of America threatens the very fabric of our Judeo-Christian society that once required assimilation and placed value upone pluribus unum (from many one).  We currently have over 3,000 mosques in the United States.  Traditionally, mosques are not just houses of worship, but command centers where the call to arms goes out.  Instead of declaring Islam to be at war with Western civilization and at odds with our constitutional republic, Islam has been designated a religion, a status undeserved in light of Islam's historical role of conquest.  Instead it should have been designated as a political ideology with a religious component alien to our values of liberty, tolerance, and plurality.  While there are those who will object and cry discrimination, it is our duty and right to discern who is given permission to enter our collective home just as we have a duty to discern who enters our personal home.  All guests are not equal, and those who hold an ideology that seeks our submission should not be given nor deserve a welcome mat.  Americans reserve the right to criticize Islam under the protection of our First Amendment, but as Muslim immigrants have increased in numbers and as their political power continues to grow, we are witnessing an erosion of our liberty in favor of Sharia compliance.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to criticize Islam without being censored and labeled as haters.  Google, Twitter, and Facebook have blocked access and censored those who dare declare the truth about Islam.  They are enforcing Islamic blasphemy laws which forbids Muslims and non-Muslims alike from criticizing Islam; thus, they are preventing Americans from exercising their free speech rights contained in our Constitution in favor of Sharia which holds our man-made laws to be subservient.  The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has yielded hope that America would return to the values that once made America great, including controlled immigration, entry only given to those who share our values, controlled borders, sovereignty, smaller government, less regulations, lower taxation, and American exceptionalism.  Nearly nine months after his inauguration, we find ourselves continuing the battle to prevent those who lost the election from overturning the will of the people by seeking his removal from office.  With the aid of the anti-Trump media, Deep State, socialists, communists, the Democrat Party, and the GOP globalist establishment, a soft coup is being conducted against a sitting president.  Our intelligence community is leaking classified information hurtful to our president and American security.  Our State Department has numerous Islamists who have infiltrated the department.  Our National Security Council is headed by H.R. McMasters, who too has declared Islam to be a religion of peace and is responsible for purging the pro-Israel advocates from the NSC.  General John Kelly has been promoted to Chief of Staff, but he too declared Islam to be a religion of peace.  General James Mattis, our new Secretary of Defense, has asserted that Israel is the obstacle to peace in the Middle East.  Robert Mueller is responsible for erasing any reference to Islamic terror in the training manuals used by the FBI, CIA, and the Pentagon.  Many in President Trump's original cabinet, who were pro-Israel and critical of Islamic doctrine, have been axed in favor of those in the Islamist camp.  The ouster of Steve Bannon, LTG Michael Flynn, Rich Higgins, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, and Derek Harvey signal a possible return to a pro-Islamic policy agenda similar to the one enacted under Barack Hussein Obama.  Ironically, as we get closer to mark the anniversary of 9/11 and commemorate the many lives of those killed by Islamic terror, Americans are witnessing the erosion of Judeo-Christian values while Islam is taught in our public schools under the guise of cultural enrichment.  The growth of mosques continues unabated and Muslim political PACS such as Jetpac are formed to help elect Muslims to political office.  There is a resettlement of Muslims in nearly 190 cities throughout the land.  The Islamists' continuous sphere of influence continues to grow at the risk to our liberty and all that we hold dear.  

(“Did America Surrender on 9/11?” by Shari Goodman dated August 28, 2017 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/did_america_surrender_on_911.html )


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David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY