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More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year Than Die in Car Accidents

More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year Than Die in Car Accidents

By Mark W. Smith – July 14, 2018

smoking gun barrel How is it that so many kids raised on “Harry Potter”, “The Hunger Games”, “Star Wars”, and all the Marvel action figure movies manage to miss a critical point of the stories? The lesson being: If you want to prevail over evil villains, you must have the proper tools to fight back.

Millions of people protect themselves and their families with guns every day in the United States. They choose guns as a means of self-defense for the same reason the Secret Service uses them to protect the president: guns stop bad people from doing bad things to good people.

It’s absurd to speak about the right of self-defense in theory but then deny people the tools they need to exercise that right.

Without a gun, most Americans are defenseless at the hands of a violent criminal. How many of us have training in hand-to-hand fighting, the physical strength, and the mental resilience to react in a fight-or-flight situation to repel an aggressive predator, especially someone who attacks us first and is armed with a deadly weapon?

Does a gun guarantee your safety? No, but it gives you the ability to defend yourself against an armed, physically superior, or mentally unstable attacker (or all three).

Why in the world would anyone not want to have the means to protect themselves and their families against criminal predators and lunatics? Worse yet, why would anyone actively lobby their government to deprive themselves and every other law-abiding citizen of the most effective means to protect themselves?

Guns Are Life-Saving Tools

The gun grabbers are convinced that if we shut down the National Rifle Association and take away guns from law-abiding gun owners, then bad people will no longer have the tools to do bad things.

A gun is a tool, plain and simple. You should own a gun for the same reason you install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, purchase fire extinguishers, and buckle your seat belt. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Smart people are prepared. Foolish people bring a knife—or nothing at all—to a gunfight.

The gun grabbers say: “There is no evidence that guns save lives.” The truth: If there is no proof that guns save lives, then why does every American law enforcement agency, including the U.S. Secret Service, carry guns? What’s the point of the guns?

There is an old saying in the world of investing: “Do what the smart money does.” This means that when you personally invest, it makes sense to buy and sell the same investments as the “smart money” people—large banks, institutional investors, hedge funds, and investment gurus like Warren Buffett. The idea is that these industry leaders have a better understanding of the marketplace and better access to information than ordinary investors do. And that is usually true.

What do the “smart money” people do when it comes to protecting lives?

Virtually all professionals carry guns—and lots of them. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies charged with protecting the streets you walk on all carry guns. The Secret Service protects the president with guns. The federal Department of Homeland Security, with its $44 billion annual budget, issues its own agents handguns and fully automatic rifles (rifles far more powerful than the AR-15s many gun grabbers don’t want you to have to protect yourself).

So, the smart money in the business of protecting lives chooses guns. That’s right. They choose guns!

Guns Are Often Used for Defense

But if you don’t want to follow the smart money on guns, then let’s turn to the statistical scoreboard. Does civilian gun use help in self-defense against criminals?

The U.S. Department of Justice investigated firearm violence from 1993 through 2011. The report found, “In 2007–2011, about 1 percent of nonfatal violent crime victims used a firearm in self-defense.” Anti-gun zealots attempt to use this statistic to discredit the use of a gun as a viable means of self-defense, and by extension, to discredit gun ownership in general.

But look deeper into the numbers. During that five-year period, the Department of Justice confirmed a total of 338,700 defensive gun uses in both violent attacks and property crimes where a victim was involved. That equals an average of 67,740 defensive gun uses every year. In other words, according to the Justice Department’s own statistics, 67,740 people a year don’t become victims because they own a gun. (I suspect that if more states allowed concealed carry to be widespread, the number of instances of defensive gun uses would be even higher.)

Is it significant that at least 67,740 individuals use a gun in self-defense each year? Well, in 2016, 37,461 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States; in 2015, the number was 35,092 people. Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), called those road fatalities “an immediate crisis.” If the NHTSA administrator considers it a crisis that approximately 37,000 people are dying annually from car accidents, then saving nearly twice that many people each year through the use of firearms is simply stunning.

In reality, the Department of Justice findings about defensive gun uses are very conservative. A 2013 study ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and conducted by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council found that:

Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence… Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million…in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008… On the other hand, some scholars point to a radically lower estimate of only 108,000 annual defensive uses based on the National Crime Victimization Survey…”

The most comprehensive study ever conducted about defensive gun use in the United States was a 1995 survey published by criminologist Gary Kleck in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. This study reported between 2.1 and 2.5 million defensive gun uses every year.

Ultimately, the number of defensive gun uses doesn’t matter much to the anti-gun zealots. Whether the number is 67,000 or 2.5 million or anywhere in between, they’ll do whatever they can to dismiss defensive gun uses as insignificant. They want to focus only on the dead people lying in the street rather than those folks who use a firearm to remain standing.

I suspect those people still alive would have a different view.

Reprinted from The Daily Signal

Excerpt from“#Duped: How the Anti-gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting-and How Gun Owners Can Fight Back”.


Mark W. Smith
 is a constitutional attorney and author. Smith currently serves as the vice president of the New York City chapter of the Federalist Society and is also a presidential scholar and senior fellow in Law and Public Policy at The King’s College in New York City.

This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article.

London Anti-Trump Protest Ridiculed as ‘Baby Blimp’ Disappoints

London Anti-Trump Protest Ridiculed as ‘Baby Blimp’ Disappoints

£30,000 for that?

The widely heralded Trump baby balloon protest in London fell flat as many were left wondering what the organizers had spent £30,000 on.

The Trump baby blimp received endless mainstream media coverage in the run up to Trump’s UK visit, yet was airborne for less than two hours and appeared tiny amidst the London skyline.

View image on Twitter

Paul Joseph Watson

@PrisonPlanet

Can’t work out which is more pathetic – the size of the Trump balloon or the size of the protests.

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Some wondered where the money had gone.

 

Old Holborn✘ @Holbornlolz

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

£30K

HA HA HA HA HA HA


 

Old Holborn✘ @Holbornlolz

Is that it?

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Toilet Seat Becky 💋 @ToiletSeatBecky

The Trump Effigy is flying high over London, casting long dark shadows and can be seen for miles around, blocking out both The Shard and The Wembley Arch from the skyline. This will finish his Presidency!


Within 2 hours, the balloon was being deflated.


Chris York

@ChrisDYork

Shoutout to all the tour guides valiantly trying to describe the rich culture and history of Westminster only to be bombarded with questions about the “big Trump balloon” pic.twitter.com/r0BAdolgEK

Chris York

@ChrisDYork

And it’s over! The is back on terra firma and will now be deflated. So long baby, it’s been wild x pic.twitter.com/CTJSrnIXvj

Most of the protesters appeared to have no idea as to what they were protesting against.

Paul Joseph Watson

@PrisonPlanet

Signs at Trump protest;

“Why won’t things stop happening?”

“Things Trump says.”

What things?

You don’t even know what you are protesting against. 😄

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The BBC described the protests as “large scale,” which was somewhat generous.

Paul Joseph Watson

@PrisonPlanet

“Large scale.”

I’ve been in queues that had more people. 😄


Move over tank man, a new protest icon is in town.

Paul Joseph Watson

@PrisonPlanet

Move over tank man, a new protest icon is in town.

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Others settled for the stunning and brave act of flipping off a helicopter or banging pots and pans in a field.

 

SimonNRicketts @SimonNRicketts

I think this kind of sums up the Trump visit. Angry, frustrated people giving the finger to a retreating helicopter.



As we highlight in the video below, while tens of thousands are expected to protest Trump in London, the streets were largely empty when actual dictators came to town.

 

Little House on the Prairie Now Declared Racist/Homophobic!

by Rev. Austin Miles

Here is another classic series of books, made into a film series, that now must be burned, psychologically.  Not only does the headline display the (imagined) shocking details of this book series, it also has been kicked in the back cover for, now get this, ‘lack of inclusiveness.’  Inclusiveness was totally unknown in those days. Today it signifies LGBTQ which was not visible back then.

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder who wrote colorful books on frontier life, was such an esteemed author that the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) named their annual award for children’s book authors after her. 

HOWEVER…..with the Soros Democrat-Communist puppeteers agitating blacks, homosexuals and misfits in general to declare war with anyone not looking or acting like them, they now want Americans to find fault with everyone with a fault-line that can be turned to hatred. The author of the classic, Little House on the Prairie, is the latest classic writer to be condemned for depicting (mentioning) the biases of a bygone era.

Biases’ and attitudes were very much a part of earlier life in America. To write about that time in history must be accurate to truly capture the thinking of that time in society along with the lives that the people lived.

Yet, The Association for Library Service to Children, voted over the weekend to remove Wilder’s name from the award, the Washington Post reports, and rename it,The Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

The Association cited “anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work,” and that “includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent  with ALSC’s core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect and responsiveness.”

Remember the history of that time did not require inclusiveness (LGBTQ) and there was segregation during that time.

The “Little House” series told versions of Wilder’s own life, as her family traveled the United States’ western frontier in the nineteenth century. She once said, “In my own life, I represented a whole period of American history.”

The real issue just recently pounced upon by the Soros Democrat Communists is the fact that those stories often reflected the era’s prevailing attitudes about blacks and Native Americans, particularly the hatred and fear between settlers and natives.

As for the “lack of inclusiveness” complained about, there was no LGBTQ in those days and those who call themselves “gay” today and flaunt their deviant lifestyle, stayed invisible back then since that lifestyle was so repugnant to virtually everyone that violence could have resulted .

Among the offending passages are characters who say things like, “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” along with depictions of men wearing black face as part of minstrel shows. These were words and things people did in those frontier days. To attempt to cover up those feelings and actions in telling the story, is a perverted betrayal of depicting true history.

Life Site News where we were alerted to this story, said: “Recent years have seen a steady increase in academics, educators, and left-wing activists pushing to purge (delete) controversial cultural artifacts from modern institutions, others will say that whitewashing such works from the public memory does more harm than good.”

You bet it does. It serves to erase its own history which is deadly to any nation. How can a nation improve its presence in the world when it does not even know the accurate facts of its own history?

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder deserves continued recognition for supporting libraries and educational initiatives across America, and or representing “the ability of an individual to not only overcome a difficult past and upbringing, but also to tell the story of these obstacles so that future generations may grow and learn.

As for George Soros and his Communist Democrat Party, they will look for anything to criticize anything and anyone in order to agitate, divide and conquer. Yes, conquer. Soros is working to complete his New One World Government where he will sit on a throne as the emperor of the world, as soon as he manages to get the U.S., the only country standing in the way, to join the fold. And this will be accomplished by force.

This is why he is trying to erase the history of the U.S. and turn people against one another in order to weaken the country. Don’t let him do this. Meanwhile, push back and let your voices be heard about censoring a beautiful book.

We must stand against censorship which now is in full force on Facebook and other social media along with the so-called, Main Stream Media. This must be stopped when it comes to books.  It now feels like we are all back in the first century. Authors, arise. We must stand and protect our ground.

And stop this nonsense of being “Politically Correct.” Do you know who coined that phrase and used it to maintain his evil power?  Adolf Hitler.

And check this out: The then president of the ALSC Board of Directors was Nina Lindsay (March 2017-June 2018). The current ALSC president is Jamie Campbell Naidoo, author of children’s books, like Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

This explains it all, which means that  The ALSC is floating in the clogged LGBTQETC toilet which is desperately attempting to relocate us all into that location. We cannot let that happen.

Perhaps Laura Ingalls Wilder would be pleased her name is no longer associated with an award from an organization like ALSC.

Photo Caption (1) Original “Little House” book cover

(2) Author Laura Ingalls Wilder


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WATCH: #WalkAway Movement to Abandon Liberalism Goes Viral

#WalkAway Campaign- WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM & THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/01/watch-walkaway-movement-to-abandon-liberalism-goes-viral/

Trump is Winning Over Blacks, Hispanics, Millennials, and Even Gays

Trump is Winning Over Blacks, Hispanics, Millennials, and Even Gays

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Democrat hate speech targeting deplorables has always worked — on their own voters.  Libeling Republicans as racist, homophobic morons has kept Democrat voters in line.  President Trump laughs at their insults, and just gets stronger.  Suddenly, one more Trump success.  The Democrat line is breaking.  Our minorities are breaking free. 

President Trump’s off the charts achievements on jobs and security are improving the lives of every single Democrat identity voting bloc.  A small, but increasingly significant number are noticing.  With his MAGA gains on the economy and foreign affairs, President Trump is slowly chipping away at the Democrat Party’s foundations.  The white working class already belongs to Trump.  Fed up blacks, Hispanics, millennials and gays are starting to follow. 

Ordinary people, including our minorities, are focused on the reality of their lives.  Most Americans actually care about exactly the two big issues Trump cares about:  jobs and personal safety.  They notice more money in their paychecks.  They notice when they get off food stamps and the unemployment line.  They notice when they move from flipping hamburgers to a high-paying construction or assembly-line jobs.  Securing our border, supporting cops, defeating ISIS in Syria, pressuring North Korea to “denuke” — ordinary people get that we are safer than we were under Obama. Democrats can scream as loud as they want, but they cannot drown out reality.

On top of it, the screaming is turning people off.  In the words of a gay woman, member of the #WalkAway movement,

Lea Anna Bright, in a mohawk, looks into the camera and says in a slow, simmering voice: “This is a Vice article I am reading right now. It says, ‘The activist left doesn’t give a shit about your calls for civility. Get ready for a summer of rage.’” She looks up. “This is where the party is going, and this is why I chose to walk away. Peace. Not for me. Bye.”

As Michael Goodwin notes in the New York Post, Trump is gaining inside Democrat strongholds.  He is reaching women and non-whites.  A Harvard/Harriss poll shows a 10-point upswing among Hispanic voters.  He has made a four-point gain among Democrats. 

Pollsters attributed the rise to the strong economy and that a whopping 75 percent approved of the president’s decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Finally, a Pew finding about Trump supporters upends stereotypes: Just 31 percent are white men without college degrees, while 66 percent are college graduates, women or nonwhites.

Millennials are growing up, getting jobs and paying taxes.  They are still turned off by the Republican Party (as are Trump supporters).  They are stubbornly unwilling to give President Trump personal credit.  But they recognize his pro-growth agenda is a good thing, and they don’t want Pelosi to wreck the economy. 

Millennials are telling Reuter/Ipsos pollsters that they are going to vote Republican in the mid-terms.  In 2016, white millennials supported Democrats for Congress by a whopping 47 to 33 percent.  No more.  Millennial support for Democrats has fallen by almost 10 percent.  If sustained, this is seriously bad news for Democrats. 

For the first time, millennials will be the largest eligible voting bloc surpassing baby boomers come November. Historically Democrats have relied on the youth vote to carry them over the finish line. This new polling suggests a blue wave may be less likely than previously thought.

Racial appeals are at long last getting old.  Race-baiting is less effective delivered by Maxine Waters than by the nation’s first black president.  A redpill video by a young black woman named Candace Owens, praised by Kanye West, is credited with creating a fateful first chink in the black voting bloc.  Following Kanye’s tweet, President Trump’s approval among black men doubled, to 22 percent, and among all blacks, to over 16 percent.

This is bigger than Kanye.  Trump promised blacks that if they gave him a chance, they would see real economic progress and he has delivered, big time.  Blacks are working more than ever, many at better jobs.  They like it — and have been voting differently in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  According to a June Rasmussen poll, twice as many black voters will now admit they are better off under President Trump. 

Unbelievably, thanks to an honest gay man’s viral video, #WalkAway, we are hearing from the ultimate Democrat stronghold, the LGBQT community.  It turns out white gay men are not appreciating the blatant anti-white and anti-gender hate speech of the new Democrat left.  “They’ll come for me, and then they’ll come for you,” Straka tells his listeners. 

He shows a handout about the “privilege hierarchy’:  white gay men are near the top of the privileged bad guys list.  They get less victim points than white women, black women, trans and non-genders.  Most gay men are quite successful financially.  Democrat’s ginning up rage against successful white men is a turn-off.  But it is more than that. 

One gay man declares that before being gay, he’s a patriotic American.  He appreciated President Trump’s Muslim travel ban, as a rational security measure.  The two parties’ reaction to the Orlando massacre changed everything for him.

“Trump said he was going to protect gay men, and he did, [with] the travel ban. Hillary was telling Americans not to ‘pick on all Muslims because of this,’” and that did not feel like protection, Roberts says. “I swear to God, wanted to throw my shoe through the TV.  “At that point I was like, I can’t do it anymore. I really can’t. (snip)

His assessment of the Democrats: “From immigration to everything, they are just a disaster.  “They’re anti-American, anti-common sense, rational — anything good, they’re against it.”

We have seen astroturf movements, like Occupy Wall Street and the anti-gun children’s crusade.  They soon fizzle away.  The #WalkAway movement feels more like the Tea Party.  It is based on people’s gut reality.  The voices are not echoing talking points, they are from the heart, and carry a lot of power.  The Tea Party stayed within the GOP and morphed into the Freedom Caucus.  #Walkaway are lifelong Democrats totally leaving the blue tribe.

Conservatives have been watching the anti-Trump hysteria with growing revulsion.  In one corner, President Trump, delivering the goods on jobs, national, and personal security.  In the opposing corner, Democrats’ rejection of our electoral system, fake news and calls to violence.  We’ve been wondering how ordinary, decent Democrat voters will react. 

They are starting to break free.

Democrat hate speech targeting deplorables has always worked — on their own voters.  Libeling Republicans as racist, homophobic morons has kept Democrat voters in line.  President Trump laughs at their insults, and just gets stronger.  Suddenly, one more Trump success.  The Democrat line is breaking.  Our minorities are breaking free. 

President Trump’s off the charts achievements on jobs and security are improving the lives of every single Democrat identity voting bloc.  A small, but increasingly significant number are noticing.  With his MAGA gains on the economy and foreign affairs, President Trump is slowly chipping away at the Democrat Party’s foundations.  The white working class already belongs to Trump.  Fed up blacks, Hispanics, millennials and gays are starting to follow. 

Ordinary people, including our minorities, are focused on the reality of their lives.  Most Americans actually care about exactly the two big issues Trump cares about:  jobs and personal safety.  They notice more money in their paychecks.  They notice when they get off food stamps and the unemployment line.  They notice when they move from flipping hamburgers to a high-paying construction or assembly-line jobs.  Securing our border, supporting cops, defeating ISIS in Syria, pressuring North Korea to “denuke” — ordinary people get that we are safer than we were under Obama. Democrats can scream as loud as they want, but they cannot drown out reality.

On top of it, the screaming is turning people off.  In the words of a gay woman, member of the #WalkAway movement,

Lea Anna Bright, in a mohawk, looks into the camera and says in a slow, simmering voice: “This is a Vice article I am reading right now. It says, ‘The activist left doesn’t give a shit about your calls for civility. Get ready for a summer of rage.’” She looks up. “This is where the party is going, and this is why I chose to walk away. Peace. Not for me. Bye.”

As Michael Goodwin notes in the New York Post, Trump is gaining inside Democrat strongholds.  He is reaching women and non-whites.  A Harvard/Harriss poll shows a 10-point upswing among Hispanic voters.  He has made a four-point gain among Democrats. 

Pollsters attributed the rise to the strong economy and that a whopping 75 percent approved of the president’s decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Finally, a Pew finding about Trump supporters upends stereotypes: Just 31 percent are white men without college degrees, while 66 percent are college graduates, women or nonwhites.

Millennials are growing up, getting jobs and paying taxes.  They are still turned off by the Republican Party (as are Trump supporters).  They are stubbornly unwilling to give President Trump personal credit.  But they recognize his pro-growth agenda is a good thing, and they don’t want Pelosi to wreck the economy. 

Millennials are telling Reuter/Ipsos pollsters that they are going to vote Republican in the mid-terms.  In 2016, white millennials supported Democrats for Congress by a whopping 47 to 33 percent.  No more.  Millennial support for Democrats has fallen by almost 10 percent.  If sustained, this is seriously bad news for Democrats. 

For the first time, millennials will be the largest eligible voting bloc surpassing baby boomers come November. Historically Democrats have relied on the youth vote to carry them over the finish line. This new polling suggests a blue wave may be less likely than previously thought.

Racial appeals are at long last getting old.  Race-baiting is less effective delivered by Maxine Waters than by the nation’s first black president.  A redpill video by a young black woman named Candace Owens, praised by Kanye West, is credited with creating a fateful first chink in the black voting bloc.  Following Kanye’s tweet, President Trump’s approval among black men doubled, to 22 percent, and among all blacks, to over 16 percent.

This is bigger than Kanye.  Trump promised blacks that if they gave him a chance, they would see real economic progress and he has delivered, big time.  Blacks are working more than ever, many at better jobs.  They like it — and have been voting differently in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  According to a June Rasmussen poll, twice as many black voters will now admit they are better off under President Trump. 

Unbelievably, thanks to an honest gay man’s viral video, #WalkAway, we are hearing from the ultimate Democrat stronghold, the LGBQT community.  It turns out white gay men are not appreciating the blatant anti-white and anti-gender hate speech of the new Democrat left.  “They’ll come for me, and then they’ll come for you,” Straka tells his listeners. 

He shows a handout about the “privilege hierarchy’:  white gay men are near the top of the privileged bad guys list.  They get less victim points than white women, black women, trans and non-genders.  Most gay men are quite successful financially.  Democrat’s ginning up rage against successful white men is a turn-off.  But it is more than that. 

One gay man declares that before being gay, he’s a patriotic American.  He appreciated President Trump’s Muslim travel ban, as a rational security measure.  The two parties’ reaction to the Orlando massacre changed everything for him.

“Trump said he was going to protect gay men, and he did, [with] the travel ban. Hillary was telling Americans not to ‘pick on all Muslims because of this,’” and that did not feel like protection, Roberts says. “I swear to God, wanted to throw my shoe through the TV.  “At that point I was like, I can’t do it anymore. I really can’t. (snip)

His assessment of the Democrats: “From immigration to everything, they are just a disaster.  “They’re anti-American, anti-common sense, rational — anything good, they’re against it.”

We have seen astroturf movements, like Occupy Wall Street and the anti-gun children’s crusade.  They soon fizzle away.  The #WalkAway movement feels more like the Tea Party.  It is based on people’s gut reality.  The voices are not echoing talking points, they are from the heart, and carry a lot of power.  The Tea Party stayed within the GOP and morphed into the Freedom Caucus.  #Walkaway are lifelong Democrats totally leaving the blue tribe.

Conservatives have been watching the anti-Trump hysteria with growing revulsion.  In one corner, President Trump, delivering the goods on jobs, national, and personal security.  In the opposing corner, Democrats’ rejection of our electoral system, fake news and calls to violence.  We’ve been wondering how ordinary, decent Democrat voters will react. 

They are starting to break free.

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/trump_is_winning_over_blacks_hispanics_millennials_and_even_gays.html#ixzz5K7T1WIJM
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Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel

Turley: Sessions’ Appointing Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel

jeff sessions

WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government investigations, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S. Attorney John Huber. Turley called it “brilliant”to combine all the powers of the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general with a prosecutor who can bring charges, seek indictments, and get results for President Trump far more quickly than a second special counsel.

Turley is a law professor at George Washington University, who attained national fame during the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton as a top legal authority on special counsels and congressional investigations of government wrongdoing, including criminal wrongdoing. His reputation has only grown during the intervening 20 years, as he has weighed in on scandals and investigations of public officials from both political parties.

Sessions sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), informing them that Huber is conducting a full-fledged criminal investigation into all the matters Republicans are calling for a special counsel to investigate. Huber has been investigating these possible crimes for five months, since November 13, 2017.

During an interview on Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business Network show, Turley explained to guest host Stuart Varney that the media are wrongly reporting that Sessions will not appoint a second special counsel. “He did not foreclose the possibility of a special counsel,” he insisted.

Instead, Turley explained that Sessions has ordered Huber to “team up with the inspector general (IG) within the Justice Department to investigate these matters.”

Sessions informed Congress in his letter that all the matters recommended for investigation by Goodlatte, Gowdy, and Grassley are “fully within the scope of [Huber’s] existing mandate.” He also informed the chairmen that Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is working with Huber, has a staff of 470 investigators, giving Huber access to enormous investigative firepower that far exceeds the staff of any special counsel.

That point is critical because as Sessions’ March 29 letter explains, the inspector general’s jurisdiction to conduct civil and criminal investigations includes “actions taken by former employees after they have left government service.” Then Huber can act on any of those matters.

As a U.S. attorney, Huber has full authority to empanel a grand jury and to file criminal charges. A grand jury can be empaneled anywhere, which means that it could be a group of citizens from deep-red Utah – in the heart of Trump country – instead of the D.C. Swamp that decides whether to hand down indictments for felony prosecution.

“The Inspector General’s jurisdiction extends not only to allegations of legal violations, but also to allegations that Department employees violated established practices as well,” Sessions added in his letter, which means that the IG’s report can hold people accountable even for actions that do not violate a specific statute.

“I think [Sessions] did the right thing here,” said Turley. “I think the president should listen to General Sessions on this one.”

Sessions “can always appoint a special counsel,” Turley explained, but that should not even be necessary because Huber “has the ability to prosecute cases.”

“Do these prosecutors have the same power to investigate and get to the bottom of things that a special counsel would have?” Varney asked.

“Actually, yes,” Turley answered. “I think people are missing what could be a brilliant move here by Sessions. What he did is he essentially combined the powers of the inspector general with the powers of a line prosecutor.”

“This prosecutor does have not just the experience and training to look for a criminal case; he has the ability to move a case of that kind” in court, Turley emphasized.

Not only that, but if Sessions believes crimes were committed, but Huber for some reason does not bring charges, “Sessions has reserved the right to go ahead and appoint a special counsel,” said Turley.

“That’s a powerful combination,” he observed.

When Varney asked if Huber and Horowitz’s status as “Obama holdovers” creates a possible problem for Sessions and President Trump, Turley said no, observing that each man has a great reputation as a “dogged investigator.”

Breitbart News has separately confirmed that Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, both of whom are Republicans who support aggressive investigations of these scandals, enthusiastically supported Huber to be reappointed by President Trump as his U.S. attorney in Utah. The Senate confirmed Huber in 2017 for a second term.

Huber is a Utah lawyer, not a D.C lawyer. “That distance between him and Washington is very important,” Turley explained, because Huber is not part of the Deep State, that is, not cozy buddies with the cocktail party scene that is suspected of perpetrating all of these actions against President Trump and his administration.

Turley said President Trump should be very happy that Sessions chose this route of appointing Huber, who has the power to seek indictments and prosecute cases, and teamed him up with Horowitz, who has 470 investigators at his disposal, if the president wants to see swift and decisive action.

“If a special counsel were appointed, there would be a great deal of delay,” Turley stated, versus the team of Huber and Horowitz, who are already five months into this investigation.

Ken Klukowski is senior legal editor for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @kenklukowski.

America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in the White House

America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in the White House

  • Sunday, July 1, 2018

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/1/us-really-did-have-manchurian-candidate-white-hous/

With the presidential seal on the wall behind him, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about how middle class Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By L. Todd Wood – – Sunday, July 1, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

After returning from a tour of some of the war zones in the Middle East — which ended with the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris — I am struck by the realization that America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in The White House for eight years. If you look at the evidence, there really is no other conclusion. The calamitous consequences of the Obama presidency will be felt for the foreseeable future.

In the short year and a half that President Trump has been in office, he has put in place policy that has mitigated the damage that President Obama inflicted on our national security and on our allies. The speed with which Trump has been able to turn things around points to the diabolical depths the Obama administration went to in order to undermine our national strength and way of life. All Trump had to do was stop doing things that hurt America; America could then take care of itself. The results are plain as day. However, it will take decades for the Obama damage to be completely undone. The deviousness of the Obama sedition runs deep.

Think about it or a moment. If you wanted peace in the Middle East, why would you throw away the trillions of dollars spent, as well as the lives of thousands of American souls, by irresponsibly pulling out ALL American troops from Iraq? No matter your thoughts on starting the war, pulling out was an irresponsible thing to do. We still have troops in Germany, Korea and Japan, for God’s sake. Why? For stability, that’s why. As Colin Powell said, we broke it, now we own it. It was a given that instability would follow the force withdrawal. When you combine this act with the reality that Obama never really did try to defeat the Islamic State, what conclusion can you come up with? Trump defeated them in a few months. The conclusion is obvious: Obama really didn’t want to destroy them.

Why did Obama and Hillary take down Moammar Gadhafi, who had already given up his nuclear weapons? Was it to destabilize Libya, where ISIS could gain another foothold? Why did Obama help install the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? What was the agenda behind the so-called Arab Spring?

However, the coup-de-grace of anti-American activity was the JCPOA, or, to say it another way, the agreement to give Iran everything it wanted, including nuclear weapons and money — lots of money — which it immediately used to further destabilize the region, and existentially threaten the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel. To take it a step further, why didn’t Obama support the opposition against the Mullahs in 2009 when there was an obvious chance for regime change in Iran? Why didn’t Obama confront Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons use? One of the main unanswered questions is what ties did Valerie Jarrett really have to the Iranian regime?

I won’t go into why Obama ran up more debt for the United States than all previous presidents combined. I won’t ask why he weakened our armed forces. I won’t ask why he used tyrannical policies, like using the agencies of the federal government to go after his political opposition. I won’t ask why he politicized our security apparatus in an attempt to frame President Trump.

What I will say is that there was a big fox in the hen house for eight long years. Eight long years for people like Brennan, Hillary, Kerry, Clapper, Comey and Jarrett to really hurt us regarding our safety and security.

Trump has a lot of house cleaning to do. Thank goodness he’s being quick about it.

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“Girl From The Bronx” Ocasio-Cortez Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave

“Girl From The Bronx” Ocasio-Cortez Called Out In Fact Check; Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave

The Democratic Party’s rising socialist icon – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been on an intense media junket since her upset primary victory over establishment Democrat Joe Crowley this week – doing her darnedest to project her “girl from the Bronx” working-class image.

“Well, you know, the president is from Queens, and with all due respect — half of my district is from Queens — I don’t think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez told Stephen Colbert during an appearance on The Late Show. 

The socialist phenom also told the Washington Post “I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family — mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny.”

Except Ocasio-Cortez isn’t quite the blue-collar champion she’s branding herself as. Breitbart‘s Josh Caplan is out with a “fact check” on the Democratic Socialist’s background – only to find she grew up in one of the richest counties in the United States.

Around the age of five, Alexandria’s architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the “planned community” of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County. The New York Times describes her childhood home as “a modest two-bedroom house on a quiet street.” In a 1999 profile of the area, when Ocasio-Cortez would have been ten years old, the Times lauded Yorktown Heights’ “diversity of housing in a scenic setting” – complete with two golf courses.

The paper quoted Linda Cooper, the town supervisor, describing Yorktown as ”a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.

Westchester County – which the Washington Post, in a glowing profile on Ocasio-Cortez, describes as only “middle class” – ranks #8 in the nation for the counties with the “highest average incomes among the wealthiest one percent of residents.” According to the Economic Policy Institute, the county’s average annual income of the top one percent is a staggering $4,326,049.

Yorktown Heights, specifically, offers a sharp contrast from Bronx living. According to USA.com, the town’s population is 81 percent white, and median household income is $96,413nearly double the average for both New York state and the nation, according to data from 2010-2014.

Not exactly Jenny from the block

We wonder how long it will take Ocasio-Cortez to ride the “Democratic Socialist” wave until she’s firing off tweets from her third home and making $1 million, two years in a row, like Bernie Sanders.

Speaking of 1 million, that’s how many Venezuelan Bolivar it costs to buy a Cafe con Leche in Argentina now… (about .29c)

Then again, “Democratic Socialism” is apparently totally not that kind of socialism.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Immigration Policy

Lies, Damned Lies, and Immigration Policy

The falsehoods that protect a political interest

June 29, 2018 Bruce Thornton

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270571/lies-damned-lies-and-immigration-policy-bruce-thornton

No policy debate is more filled with dishonesty and duplicity than immigration. The whine of political axes being ground is continually drowned out by Emma Lazarus sentimentalism, “we’re a nation of immigrants” clichés, promiscuous virtue-signaling, and the current weepy melodramas of children “ripped from their mother’s arms.” The whole sordid business exists, of course, to perfume some simple truths: Leviathan Dems want more voters and more dependents of the entitlement-industrial complex; Wall Street Republicans want plentiful cheap labor. The only thing missing are the facts about the reality of immigration both illegal and legal.

Start with imprecise numbers. We are told that there are currently 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. Others say it’s closer to 20 to 25 million. The point is, nobody knows. We do know that close to a third of federal inmates are illegals. But we don’t know much about the rest, except for those illegal alien “dreamers” on television lamenting how they have to “live in the shadows.” We don’t know the extent of the costs to taxpayers of illegal immigration, even as we are told by amnesty supporters that they are net contributors to the economy through payroll and sales taxes. But they don’t tell us if that sum subtracts the $26 billion sent back to Mexico. We do know that taxpayers spend $2 billion a year to provide medical services to illegal aliens just in emergency room visits. According to Christopher Conover, state and local circumventions of federal prohibitions against health care for illegals are indirectly costing taxpayers $17 billion a year in care for illegal aliens. And that’s just health care. Some estimates put the total cost of illegal aliens at $89 billion, while others go as high $135 billion.

People who do not live among concentrations of illegal aliens can easily dispute these estimates, even though they’re based on government data bases. Nor do they recognize the damage to the quality of life in communities filled with large numbers of people from different cultures, values, and mores. They don’t get that the “broken windows” theory of policing applies to immigration as well. Violent crimes reflect a larger disregard for the law seen in violations of housing, animal, garbage, and sanitation regulations, or violations of traffic laws on DUIs, driving without a license, and hit-and-runs. Only a fraction of these violations leads to arrests or fines. Law enforcement often do not even bother to cite offenders or search for them, since they know the system will spit them back out, given the lack of resources to prosecute and incarcerate offendeers. Then there’s the impact on public services like schools and hospitals and emergency rooms, where staff consume time tending to people who can’t speak English and who use the emergency room as their primary care physician. This degradation of a community that follows such daily disorder cannot always be quantified, but it has serious consequences. You have to live with it to really grasp the extent of this problem.

But few of the people who agitate for open borders or blanket amnesties have had that experience. That makes it easier for them to rely on dishonest generalizations laced with sentiment and emotion in order to support their policy prescriptions. The same evasion of fact applies to the practical details of legalizing tens of millions of people about whom we know very little. In most proposals, the bar is pretty low for letting serial law-breakers stay. In some plans, two or three misdemeanors will not lead to deportation, or stand in the way of getting the gift of American citizenship. These apologists think that breaking the law by sneaking over the border, driving drunk or without insurance, and using a false IDs to get government benefits are no big deal, nor are a warning sign about the character and values of the people who break these laws.

The worse distortions, however, come not just from a lack of reliable information or data, but from the fairy tales and pleasing myths proponents of lax immigration peddle.  “We are all immigrants” is a half-truth at best, and a banal historical fact that doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration, a bipartisan bad habit meant to distract voters from the failures of our indiscriminate immigration laws and policies. Correcting these dysfunctions caused by our porous border is a separate issue from how we decide whom we should allow in through a legal process.

Then there are the ridiculously false categories we trade in that ignore the great diversity of cultures, languages, religions, mores, and social habits––some compatible with ours, some not–– lying behind a meaningless word like, say, “Hispanic.” Some of the Bush clan’s experience with mostly Caucasian Cubans teaches them very little about immigrants from southern Mexico or Guatemala or Honduras. Even people from the same nation are not all the same. Mexico, for example, is divided by social class and race. A Mexican national can be a Caucasian, a mestizo, or an Indian, differences that in Mexico and the Mexican diaspora carry different social connotations and status. An immigrant from the Mexican state of Sonora or Monterrey will not necessarily speak the same language as an Indian from Oaxaca.

Finally, differences of culture are seldom acknowledged by proponents of unfettered immigration.  And when people do try to discuss them, they are dismissed as “racists” or “xenophobes,” wicked people who hate “diversity” and want to cling to their threatened “white privilege.” We should not allow this duplicitous and simplistic argument to stand. Cultural differences are real, and include everything from the treatment of women to attitudes towards the law. Moreover, these traditions and conventions are often incompatible with the host countries’. But rather than acknowledge those differences and take them into account when deciding whom we think can assimilate to our culture and benefit it, we pretend that they’re all the same, their different languages and complexions providing a pleasing “diversity” donned by people who think and believe and act just like us. All they need to be an American is a citizenship and access to government services.

And that’s the biggest lie of all. Before the Sixties, immigration worked in this country because the price of admission was to assimilate to American culture, and to discard, at least in public life, those traditions or values that contradicted American political and social habits and beliefs. One could opt out of that process, out of loyalty to or nostalgia for the old country, but that meant accepting that one would be handicapped to a certain degree in taking full advantage of the opportunities of America.

The better choice was to learn English, American history, American historical and civic heroes, and most importantly, the American creed embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And in word and deed you had to make them your first loyalty. The space for honoring your home country was civil society: churches, ethnic associations, festivals, recipes, dances, and other traditions and mores some of which may be incompatible with America’s. But in the political square, those traditions and the beliefs had to be set aside, and certainly couldn’t be allowed to colonize and weaken the unum that is necessary for making a political community out of so many pluribus.

That model, of course, was rejected by the rise of identity grievance politics predicated on the belief that America was an oppressor. Increasing indiscriminate immigration, as the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act did by implementing policies such as chain migration, was one way to atone for America’s geopolitical sins by transforming its traditional character. In the process, it also increased the rolls of Democrats and enlarged the pool of cheap labor. Multiculturalism and “diversity” were the ideologies masking these political goals to transform America by changing what it means to be an American. Assimilation now became a wicked degradation of these vibrant, more authentic cultures by inflicting upon them a dehumanizing capitalism and pernicious American exceptionalism. And assimilation deprived the left of the future cadres of the revolution.

It hasn’t quite work out that way, of course. The power of American freedom, opportunity, and prosperity has still inspired immigrants to assimilate, most by the third generation. But the role of assimilation in inculcating the American ideal has been weakened in the university and popular culture, which has created a hypocritical cohort of those who have benefited materially from the American dream, yet endorse an artificial ethnic identity founded on grievance against America’s sins, and demands for various forms of reparations. Thus the monstrous hypocrisy and ingratitude of people who wave the flag of a country many of them or their parents risked their lives to leave, and to which most never, ever want to return.

Though weakened, assimilation works today in spite of the fashionable rejection of the traditional narratives of what comprises American identity. That’s why the progressives are so eager to keep the floodgates open, and are angry over Trump’s reforms. They sense that over time the persistence of assimilation will produce voters whose politics resemble that of most American voters: roughly divided between Democrat and Republican, progressive and conservative.

Ignorance of the facts and costs, along with the duplicitous narratives of immigration, are just a few of the impediments to reforming our immigration policies. But most of the time all we hear are lies told to protect a political interest. This political alliance between vote-mongers and cheap-labor-mongers makes sealing the border, and rejecting the serially failing “comprehensive” immigration reform, the necessary first steps to returning to the old model of legal immigration and vigorous assimilation that helped make America great.