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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), was assaulted in his Kentucky home by someone described as an "acquaintance" by authorities. It is unknown whether the Senator's attack was politically motivated. But this event serves as just another example of where we are in the United States. It would have to take a willing suspension of disbelief to not believe politics was, in part, a motivating factor. With the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), and others earlier this year, it is unquestionable that the embrace of caustic politics in the US will eventually lead to deaths.
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With former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile now outing Hillary Clinton and her campaign for gaming and rigging the Democrat Primaries against all other Democrat contenders, the true nature of the Clinton ruthlessness becomes clear. And with that one thing becomes abundantly clear: If we are to reform our government, everything Clinton -- everything -- has to be expunged.
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We are at a crossroads with this; a crossroads that will define the direction of the country. If these indictments do not focus on the systemic corruption in the Federal government today, then a two-tier justice system will be cemented forever and the Republic is, for all practical purposes, lost. If they do focus on true corruption, the first volley in the effort to taking back the government from the oligarchs is upon us.
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This predicament is one that feeds into the border security issue. With this realization it becomes wholly irresponsible to oppose any elevated vetting and advanced border protection measures. Should Democrats, liberals and Progressives continue their opposition to enhanced vetting and border security measures, the blood of the next 9/11 is on their hands.
Now comes absolutely stunning news that the FBI doesn't believe that there is significant "interest" in the Hillary Clinton email scandal. This comes as they deny a FOIA request for all relevant correspondence between the FBI, the State Department, DoJ and Hillary Clinton -- among others -- with regard to Hillary Clinton's use of an unsecured server in the transmission of classified government information.
This is absolutely criminal, and from the top law enforcement agency in the country! To believe that there is no interest in the Clinton email scandal is to believe that the Earth is flat and the moon is made of cheese. In fact, the Clinton email scandal literally determined the course of the 2016 General Election!
No, this "determination" is yet another example of the politicization of government agencies that are supposed to be blind to politics. It started under the Clinton administration with the placement of loyal Clintonites and Democrats in mid-level supervisory positions in agencies like the FBI and DoJ; placements that guaranteed that any investigation the Clintons didn't want to see go anywhere wouldn't.
The first time we saw this stonewalling from the DoJ was in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's run for the Senate in 2000. The fundraising efforts for her campaign literally perpetrated the biggest violation of campaign finance laws our country has ever seen. But mid-level cronies appointed and placed during Bill Clinton's tenure slow-walked, stonewalled and eventually killed the investigations into the campaign finance fraud. This is covered in the book The Fraudulent Senator.
Since then, the Clintons have been so emboldened by their ability to skirt the law - specifically because of these mid-level placements in the DoJ and FBI (who knows, maybe the IRS as well - that they do, literally, anything they want without fear of retribution.
Even more stunning in all of this is that the media - both liberal and conservative - are ho-hum about the FBI's determination. True and real journalists would be screaming from the mountain tops about this real collusion; this aiding and abetting of a crime by the very institution that should be putting handcuffs on Hillary Clinton. Honest media is dead. Long live the ratings whores of the mainstream media.
There is a petition that, should it hit 100,000 signatures before the end of September, would force the White House to address this issue. Honestly, that President Trump - who famously said he was going to lock Hillary Clinton up - that he has not directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately investigate this determination is incredibly disappointing.
Questions that need to be asked are these:
But, in the immediate, sign the petition and share it to everyone you know and ask them to sign it and pass it on as well. It is way past time that the Clintons pay the price for the arrogance and defiance of the rule of law.
Should Hillary Clinton walk on this, the Republic is lost, the rule of law is dead and our country is on the ash heap of time.
Donald Trump did not defend neo-Nazis or the Ku Klux Klan in his rebuke of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Of course, you wouldn't know that from the incredibly disingenuous coverage of the event and the ensuing ideologically motivated blathering from the over-paid and increasingly irrelevant chattering class.
The truth of the matter is this. Trump denounce the violence in total that occurred in Charlottesville and that is, indeed, enough. He denounced violence, bigotry and racism as it was perpetrated by each and every person -- regardless of color, religion and/or ideology -- attending the event. That is the correct thing to do.
The victimhood class -- opportunistic ideologues, one and all, are blind to the absolute fact that one cannot view history through the lens of the modern era. The real-time situations of times gone by are impossible to fathom from a modern day vantage point. So too, we, today, are not privileged to the societal conversations of eras past.
To wit, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington and, later, even Robert E. Lee were all abolitionists; they wanted to end slavery understanding it to be an abomination. Jefferson even wrote abolition into the Declaration of Independence only to have to remove the measure lest the whole of independence be relegated to the trash can. Nevertheless, it was something that was sought after for these men until the days they died.
This reality -- this truth -- is lost on the activist masses, even while it is obscured by those fanning the flames of division. The only reason these people can be led down this untruthful path is because Progressives have expunged the need for US History education in our schools.
Another truth not being exposed is the disingenuous duplicity of the mainstream media. As they condemn the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who attended the rally in Charlottesville (they had a legal permit to march and assemble, by the by), they refuse to condemn -- equally and with the same gusto -- the non-permitted Antifa, Black Lives Matter and anarchist groups who descended on the rally in full battle gear. The very fact that they were wearing battle gear indicates they meant to do violence; their violence was premeditated..
As I wrote in a recent syndicated column:
"Disagreement is going to happen in a free society. It’s how members of that society engage in disagreements that define whether they are an advanced society or an adolescent society. Sadly...we are devolving from an emotional and intellectually advanced society (circa the Civil Rights movement) to an adolescent society where violence and censorship are deemed acceptable tools to employ in disagreements."
There have always been ignoramuses in society. They are the fringe, but a by-product of freedom itself. I classify the neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists in this category. But Antifa is a special kind of dangerous. They are tools of the hardcore ideological Left, employed to bring about the chaos and anarchy that has successfully brought about violent revolutions in lesser nations. They are, rightfully, classified as a domestic terror group.
We can argue about commemorating history, and I, personally, believe that any erasure of history -- offensive to some or not -- is abhorrent; it is the stuff of the Islamic State.. But violent censorship and coercion, the likes of what Antifa and the Left are executing, must be met definitively by law enforcement and the rule of law.
It is time to make examples of those who piss on our laws and those who risk their lives to enforce it. Then we need to return to educating our children on accurate US History, not the bullsh*t Progressives are shopping to us.
It can be argued that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should not have recused himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 General Election. Meeting with a Russian ambassador in a social capacity as a sitting US Senator is not improper. That said, Mr. Sessions' foot-dragging on all things Clinton is eyebrow-raising.
While some would spin it that Sessions should refrain from going after the Clintons and the DNC in an effort to avoid an onslaught of Democrat and Progressive charges of political persecution, it is clear to even the deaf, dumb and blind that the Clintons and the DNC have done things worthy of investigation.
Chief among the acts that should be investigated are the many instances of foreign governments -- and entities acting on behalf of foreign government -- donating to The Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's time as US Secretary of State. The "coincidences" of favorable determinations by the State Dept. that occurred in proximity to "donations" to The Clinton Foundation are more than worthy of investigation.
Almost as important -- and perhaps even more so -- is the issue of Hillary Clinton having housed, received and transmitted classified information on an unauthorized private email server. Since we now know that the DNC and Clinton Campaign email servers were hacked (via Wikileaks disclosures), we simply must assume that Clintons unsecured, unauthorized, private email server was also compromised. This is -- and always was -- a very big deal. That's why the country gasped in horror when James Comey let Clinton off the hook.
Another item worthy of investigation are the meetings between the Clinton Campaign and the embassy staff from Ukraine; meetings confirmed to have been about colluding to influence the 2016 General Election.
There are so many questionable actions that have been executed by the Clintons over the years one would have trouble tallying them up. So, many of us commiserate with President Trump on this issue. When, Mr. Sessions, will we see serious and honest -- non-political -- investigations into these most serious of questionable acts at the hands of the Clintons?
This is where common sense meets special interest politics. A proposed bill in the State of Massachusetts that would outlaw sex between teachers and students has yet to be endorsed by the state teachers’ union six months on. The language is clear and concise, yet the Massachusetts Teachers Association, 110,000 members strong, said it was still reviewing the measure.
The chief question that should come up in everyone's mind, especially the minds of parents of students in Massachusetts, is what is there to review?
The bill, outlaws teacher-student sex, sexual relations between a student and other adults employed by a school district -- salaried, volunteer or contract basis, and covers independent schools and youth organizations. Adults found guilty of violating the law would face a maximum jail term of five years and/or a $10,000 fine.
So, again, what is to "review" for six months? The union -- and their reviewing lawyers -- either have put the review on the "not so important" pile, or are attempting to find a way to massage the bill's language to protect teachers who do prey on their students. Both are incredibly unacceptable.
While good teachers should have close relationships with their students, crossing the line into sexual relationships is the definition of what it means to be a sexual predator. Those in positions of authority have an obligation protect their charges, not prey on them. Honestly, it is sad a law even needs to be on the books outlawing this activity.
Needless to say, next time a teachers' union gets behind a political candidate, we should all remember this point in time, especially in Massachusetts.
Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice will take the hot seat before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday to discuss the unmasking of US citizens in in intelligence gathering related to the 2016 election. If anyone thinks any damning evidence will come out of this they really should stop chewing gum when they walk.
While the questions will be relevant during her grilling (at least from Republicans -- Democrats will execute the obligatory interference and deflection routine), can anyone expect a serial liar to answer any of the questions truthfully?
Because everyone on the planet -- including Rice, herself -- knows that the answer to the above question is "no," why are we wasting taxpayer money on this hearing at all? Why not just let the Justice Department initiate an official investigation and acquire evidence in a chain that can be used in a prosecution should that be the logical next step?
This is the problem with politicians. In order to get "face time" with the media so that their constituents believe they actually do something, they have to have these useless "investigative" committees that showboat with witnesses that can only be categorized as hostile and partisan.
To better serve the people -- and so that they stop wasting taxpayer dollars -- how about they conduct cursory investigations using staff investigators and if they believe their are nefarious acts taking place the committee recommends/requests to the DoJ that a format criminal investigation be executed.
This streamlines the process and retards -- or at least reduces -- the never-ending flow of caustic partisan bullsh*t showboating that politicians have become so want to do.
Depending on who wins an given election, one party or the other wails about voter fraud. Given the reality of Motor Voter laws and many Blue States' policies of granting drivers licenses to non-citizens, the protestations coming out of the political Right have far more merit than those of the Left.
To argue the above point is to engage in an age-old "conversation." But there is no good reason -- none whatsoever -- for anyone, be they federally or locally elected officials, to obstruct an effort to make our voter rolls completely transparent.
The right to vote in the United States is reserved, by law, to citizens. People here on visas of any kind, and those here illegally, have no right to vote. Therefore, any attempt to systematically obstruct any effort to guard the election process really should be viewed as an attempt to overthrow the US Government.
Think about it. If a political party is knowingly moving policy, regulations and legislation that would necessarily create loopholes for non-citizens to vote, then they are purposely subverting the process in an attempt to create a corrupted election result for political gain. How is that not robbing the American people of a legitimately elected representative government? How is that not an act of overthrowing our legitimate government; of treason?
Just as with Voter ID laws, political hacks always talk about the sanctity of the ballot, one man one vote, etc. But they never -- ever -- do anything to protect those things. That's because their protestations are insincere; they are full of it.
I have my issues with the sitting President on some things, but ballot integrity and crushing voter fraud is not one of them. Perhaps legislation that would refuse to certify their electoral college electors would send a message. When no Blue States could seat their electors, well...