Sex trafficking with young girls has become big business in America just as in other parts of the world…where is the outrage, the outcry, and the shock from our media?

NOTE:  THIS ARTICLE WILL BE HARD TO READ AND HARDER TO ACCEPT…BUT IT IS TRUE.  AMERICA IS SUFFOCATING IN ITS OWN FILTH AND EVIL.

 

Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.

This is America’s FILTHY little secret.

Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls—has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.

As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day—and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”

Consider this: every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.

According to USA Today, adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.

Who buys a child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men from all walks of life.

They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse,” writes journalist Tim Swarens, who spent more than a year investigating the sex trade in America.

In Georgia alone, it is estimated that 7,200 men (half of them in their 30s) seek to purchase sex with adolescent girls each month, averaging roughly 300 a day.

On average, a child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude.

It is estimated that at least 100,000 children—girls and boys—are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.

“Human trafficking—the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and women, via the Internet, strip clubs, escort services, or street prostitution—is on its way to becoming one of the worst crimes in the U.S.,” said prosecutor Krishna Patel.

This is an industry that revolves around cheap sex on the fly, with young girls and women who are sold to 50 men each day for $25 apiece, while their handlers make $150,000 to $200,000 per child each year.

This is not a problem found only in big cities.

It’s happening everywhere, right under our noses, in suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.

As Ernie Allen of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children points out, “The only way not to find this in any American city is simply not to look for it.”

Don’t fool yourselves into believing that this is merely a concern for lower income communities or immigrants.

It’s not.

It is estimated that there are 100,000 to 150,000 under-aged child sex workers in the U.S. These girls aren’t volunteering to be sex slaves. They’re being lured—forced—trafficked into it. In most cases, they have no choice.

In order to avoid detection (in some cases aided and abetted by the police) and cater to male buyers’ demand for sex with different women, pimps and the gangs and crime syndicates they work for have turned sex trafficking into a highly mobile enterprise, with trafficked girls, boys and women constantly being moved from city to city, state to state, and country to country.

For instance, the Baltimore-Washington area, referred to as The Circuit, with its I-95 corridor dotted with rest stops, bus stations and truck stops, is a hub for the sex trade.

No doubt about it: this is a highly profitable, highly organized and highly sophisticated sex trafficking business that operates in towns large and small, raking in upwards of $9.5 billion a year in the U.S. alone by abducting and selling young girls for sex.

Every year, the girls being bought and sold gets younger and younger.

The average age of those being trafficked is 13. Yet as the head of a group that combats trafficking pointed out, “Let’s think about what average means. That means there are children younger than 13. That means 8-, 9-, 10-year-olds.

“For every 10 women rescued, there are 50 to 100 more women who are brought in by the traffickers. Unfortunately, they’re not 18- or 20-year-olds anymore,” noted a 25-year-old victim of trafficking. “They’re minors as young as 13 who are being trafficked. They’re little girls.”

Where did this appetite for young girls come from?

Look around you.

Young girls have been sexualized for years now in music videos, on billboards, in television ads, and in clothing stores. Marketers have created a demand for young flesh and a ready supply of over-sexualized children.

“All it takes is one look at MySpace photos of teens to see examples—if they aren’t imitating porn they’ve actually seen, they’re imitating the porn-inspired images and poses they’ve absorbed elsewhere,” writes Jessica Bennett for Newsweek. “Latex, corsets and stripper heels, once the fashion of porn stars, have made their way into middle and high school.”

This is what Bennett refers to as the “pornification of a generation.”

“In a market that sells high heels for babies and thongs for tweens, it doesn’t take a genius to see that sex, if not porn, has invaded our lives,” concludes Bennett. “Whether we welcome it or not, television brings it into our living rooms and the Web brings it into our bedrooms. According to a 2007 study from the University of Alberta, as many as 90 percent of boys and 70 percent of girls aged 13 to 14 have accessed sexually explicit content at least once.”

In other words, the culture is grooming these young people to be preyed upon by sexual predators. And then we wonder why our young women are being preyed on, trafficked and abused?

Social media makes it all too easy. As one news center reported, “Finding girls is easy for pimps. They look on MySpace, Facebook, and other social networks. They and their assistants cruise malls, high schools and middle schools. They pick them up at bus stops. On the trolley. Girl-to-girl recruitment sometimes happens.” Foster homes and youth shelters have also become prime targets for traffickers.

Rarely do these girls enter into prostitution voluntarily. Many start out as runaways or throwaways, only to be snatched up by pimps or larger sex rings. Others, persuaded to meet up with a stranger after interacting online through one of the many social networking sites, find themselves quickly initiated into their new lives as sex slaves.

Debbie, a straight-A student who belonged to a close-knit Air Force family living in Phoenix, Ariz., is an example of this trading of flesh. Debbie was 15 when she was snatched from her driveway by an acquaintance-friend. Forced into a car, Debbie was bound and taken to an unknown location, held at gunpoint and raped by multiple men. She was then crammed into a small dog kennel and forced to eat dog biscuits. Debbie’s captors advertised her services on Craigslist. Those who responded were often married with children, and the money that Debbie “earned” for sex was given to her kidnappers. The gang raping continued. After searching the apartment where Debbie was held captive, police finally found Debbie stuffed in a drawer under a bed. Her harrowing ordeal lasted for 40 days.

While Debbie was fortunate enough to be rescued, others are not so lucky. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 800,000 children go missing every year (roughly 2,185 children a day).

With a growing demand for sexual slavery and an endless supply of girls and women who can be targeted for abduction, this is not a problem that’s going away anytime soon.

For those trafficked, it’s a nightmare from beginning to end.

Those being sold for sex have an average life expectancy of seven years, and those years are a living nightmare of endless rape, forced drugging, humiliation, degradation, threats, disease, pregnancies, abortions, miscarriages, torture, pain, and always the constant fear of being killed or, worse, having those you love hurt or killed.

Peter Landesman paints the full horrors of life for those victims of the sex trade in his New York Times article “The Girls Next Door”:

Andrea told me that she and the other children she was held with were frequently beaten to keep them off-balance and obedient. Sometimes they were videotaped while being forced to have sex with adults or one another. Often, she said, she was asked to play roles: the therapist patient or the obedient daughter. Her cell of sex traffickers offered three age ranges of sex partners–toddler to age 4, 5 to 12 and teens–as well as what she called a “damage group.” “In the damage group, they can hit you or do anything they want to,” she explained. “Though sex always hurts when you are little, so it’s always violent, everything was much more painful once you were placed in the damage group.”

What Andrea described next shows just how depraved some portions of American society have become. “They’d get you hungry then to train you” to have oral sex. “They put honey on a man. For the littlest kids, you had to learn not to gag. And they would push things in you so you would open up better. We learned responses. Like if they wanted us to be sultry or sexy or scared. Most of them wanted you scared. When I got older, I’d teach the younger kids how to float away so things didn’t hurt.”

Immigration and customs enforcement agents at the Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., report that when it comes to sex, the appetites of many Americans have now changed. What was once considered abnormal is now the norm. These agents are tracking a clear spike in the demand for harder-core pornography on the Internet. As one agent noted, “We’ve become desensitized by the soft stuff; now we need a harder and harder hit.”

This trend is reflected by the treatment many of the girls receive at the hands of the drug traffickers and the men who purchase them. Peter Landesman interviewed Rosario, a Mexican woman who had been trafficked to New York and held captive for a number of years. She said: “In America, we had ‘special jobs.’ Oral sex, anal sex, often with many men. Sex is now more adventurous, harder.”

A common thread woven through most survivors’ experiences is being forced to go without sleep or food until they have met their sex quota of at least 40 men. One woman recounts how her trafficker made her lie face down on the floor when she was pregnant and then literally jumped on her back, forcing her to miscarry.

Holly Austin Smith was abducted when she was 14 years old, raped, and then forced to prostitute herself. Her pimp, when brought to trial, was only made to serve a year in prison.

Barbara Amaya was repeatedly sold between traffickers, abused, shot, stabbed, raped, kidnapped, trafficked, beaten, and jailed all before she was 18 years old. “I had a quota that I was supposed to fill every night. And if I didn’t have that amount of money, I would get beat, thrown down the stairs. He beat me once with wire coat hangers, the kind you hang up clothes, he straightened it out and my whole back was bleeding.”

As David McSwane recounts in a chilling piece for the Herald-Tribune: “In Oakland Park, an industrial Fort Lauderdale suburb, federal agents in 2011 encountered a brothel operated by a married couple. Inside ‘The Boom Boom Room,’ as it was known, customers paid a fee and were given a condom and a timer and left alone with one of the brothel’s eight teenagers, children as young as 13. A 16-year-old foster child testified that he acted as security, while a 17-year-old girl told a federal judge she was forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a night.”

One particular sex trafficking ring catered specifically to migrant workers employed seasonally on farms throughout the southeastern states, especially the Carolinas and Georgia, although it’s a flourishing business in every state in the country. Traffickers transport the women from farm to farm, where migrant workers would line up outside shacks, as many as 30 at a time, to have sex with them before they were transported to yet another farm where the process would begin all over again.

This growing evil is, for all intents and purposes, out in the open.

Trafficked women and children are advertised on the internet, transported on the interstate, and bought and sold in swanky hotels.

Indeed, as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the government’s war on sex trafficking—much like the government’s war on terrorism, drugs and crime—has become a perfect excuse for inflicting more police state tactics (police check points, searches, surveillance, and heightened security) on a vulnerable public, while doing little to make our communities safer.

So what can you do?

Educate yourselves and your children about this growing menace in our communities.

Stop feeding the monster: Sex trafficking is part of a larger continuum in America that runs the gamut from homelessness, poverty, and self-esteem issues to sexualized television, the glorification of a pimp/ho culture—what is often referred to as the pornification of America—and a billion dollar sex industry built on the back of pornography, music, entertainment, etc.

This epidemic is largely one of our own making, especially in a corporate age where the value placed on human life takes a backseat to profit. It is estimated that the porn industry brings in more money than Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Yahoo.

Call on your city councils, elected officials and police departments to make the battle against sex trafficking a top priority, more so even than the so-called war on terror and drugs and the militarization of law enforcement.

Stop prosecuting adults for victimless “crimes” such as growing lettuce in their front yard and focus on putting away the pimps and buyers who victimize these young women.

Finally, the police need to do a better job of training, identifying and responding to these issues; communities and social services need to do a better job of protecting runaways, who are the primary targets of traffickers; legislators need to pass legislation aimed at prosecuting traffickers and “johns,” the buyers who drive the demand for sex slaves; and hotels need to stop enabling these traffickers, by providing them with rooms and cover for their dirty deeds.

That so many women and children continue to be victimized, brutalized and treated like human cargo is due to three things: one, a consumer demand that is increasingly lucrative for everyone involved—except the victims; two, a level of corruption so invasive on both a local and international scale that there is little hope of working through established channels for change; and three, an eerie silence from individuals who fail to speak out against such atrocities.

But the truth is that we are all guilty of contributing to this human suffering. The traffickers are guilty. The consumers are guilty. The corrupt law enforcement officials are guilty. The women’s groups who do nothing are guilty. The foreign peacekeepers and aid workers who contribute to the demand for sex slaves are guilty. Most of all, every individual who does not raise a hue and cry over the atrocities being committed against women and children in almost every nation around the globe—including the United States—is guilty.

 

[Written by John W. Whitehead and published by THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  If you do not recoil in horror at what you have just read, and then get mad enough to bring this to the attention of other people who will react just as you did, then you have no right to call yourself a decent person.

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The Democrats swing hard left…

Socialists, or crazy socialists?

The Democrats seem to have a new strategy for 2020: Shift even harder to the left.  The current Democrat lineup is the most left-wing presidential field in US history.

Bernie Sanders and AOC are openly socialists.  Elizabeth Warren appears not to openly embrace socialism, but instead wants to “fix” capitalism.  One problem is that the details of her economic proposals would create the largest seizure of private property in human history.  In August 2018 she introduced a Senate bill proposing that the US government should manage every American business with more than $1 billion in revenue.  This would turn more than 1,000 American companies, or 90% of American businesses by sales, into government-run entities.

Kamala Harris, another announced presidential contender, is pushing for “Medicare for all” and free college for all households earning less than $125,000.  Bernie Sanders agrees with both of these proposals.

According to a study by George Mason University, “Medicare for all” would cost the US about $3.3 trillion per year, which is currently 93% of 2019 projected tax revenue.  How to pay for all the free college educations is anybody’s guess.  (Whether this education will be worth what it costs is another question altogether.)

Kirsten Gillibrand wants to abolish ICE, which is the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.  This would mean effectively erasing all US borders.  She also wants us to support legal marijuana for all who want it, and she has endorsed government-guaranteed jobs for all Americans. In other words, she wants to allow illegal immigrants to pour into the United States without restriction, claim a guaranteed job, and be able to openly indulge in drugs.

Does any of this sound like political sanity to you?

 

[From an article published by THE TRUMPET]

 

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Something to think about on Easter Sunday…

Imagine if you were offered a choice of four gifts: The original Mona Lisa, the keys to a brand new Lamborghini, ten million dollars in cash, or a parachute. Which would you choose?

If you have ever asked what happens after we die, if there is a Heaven, or how good we have to be to go there, “Why Christianity?” will help you. If you have ever wondered which religion you should choose, if any, “Why Christianity?” will sort through the confusion so that you can make the best choice. Take a few minutes to answer this question by clicking HERE.  There’s nothing more important than KNOWING where you will spend eternity.

 

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Dems descend a little further into the abyss: Insanity, stupidity, and chaos reign with the release of the Mueller report

 

The Democratic reaction to the release of the Mueller Report was exactly as anticipated. It was illogical, ignorant, stupid, and pathetic.  Did anyone really expect anything less?

You can listen to AG Barr’s press conference here, (the relevant portion begins at the 22:05 mark).

The Democrats have completely lost touch with reality and are proving this to be true on a daily basis.  No less than five Democratic House Committee Chairmen sent a letter to AG Barr demanding that he cancel his scheduled press conference on the release of the Mueller Report.

The five House members who sent the letter are:

  • Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
  • Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
  • Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee
  • Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

The Democrats are demanding AG Barr release to Congress the full un-redacted Mueller Report.  There are, however, several problems with all of this:

  • By United States law, the Attorney General has complete authority on what to release or not release from a special counsel report – including to Congress
  • The AG has the sole discretion on what is or is not redacted in the special counsel’s report
  • Congress has NO authority to compel the AG in this matter to release anything whatsoever, again by law

Another problem with Muller’s Report, according to Rush Limbaugh, is that it seems apparent that Mueller wrote his report in a such a manner that although he did not directly implicate President Trump in any wrongdoing whatsoever,  the report was worded so as to leave the door open to the implication that there was wrongdoing on Trump’s part, but Mueller just could not find it or prove it.  This of course will give the Dems plenty of sunshine to make hay.

It is obvious to anyone that if the Democrats are provided with the full un-redacted Mueller Report, someone will immediately leak the relevant portions to the mainstream media who will be only too happy to print the dire news with absolute glee.  This would all be in the name of destroying President Trump of course – while being camouflaged as being in the public’s best interest and right to know.

Dangerous criminal Rep. Jerry Nadler was all up in arms over the fact that AG Barr was having a press conference before releasing the Mueller Report.  Nadler said, “this is wrong” – no, it’s not wrong Mr. Nadler.  Nadler is only bent out of shape because the Dems can’t control the narrative on this one, not to mention that they cannot spin this before its release to Congress and the public.

This is not about a press conference or even Congress’s right to see the report – this is solely about that fact that the Dems can’t publicly spin this before the public sees the information for themselves.

Nancy Pelosi sounded off on Twitter:  “AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress.”

Because Trump did not impede the release of the Mueller Report, even stating that he wanted the report to be released, this is spinning the report?  AG Barr repeating Mueller’s own findings, which were no collusion or obstruction – this is spinning the report?  Keep in mind the source of these comments is Nancy Pelosi – the one who famously said that, “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”

The Democrats have lost this fight and they know it.  They are grasping at straws in sheer desperation to find anything with which they can perhaps hang the president out to dry.

All of this partisan nonsense is going to come back to bite the Democrats in a very big way.  I recently wrote an article on the fact that the Democrats hate America; this can no longer be disputed.

No outcome or result will be accepted by the Dems concerning Trump except for one – guilty.  It obviously does not matter in the least to Democrats that three separate investigations (Mueller, the Senate, and the House) all concluded that there was no collusion and no obstruction.

The Democrats like to operate on the completely ludicrous and outlandish premise that is only applied to those who are not on the side of the Democrats and the RINOs; then the rules of engagement suddenly change.  Then one is guilty until proven innocent!  Dems, of course, are always innocent until proven guilty.

Democrats have turned looking stupid and uninformed into an art form.  As we head into the next election, as Dems do everything they possibly can to look unqualified to hold office, Republicans may easily regain a majority in the House and extend their majority in the Senate.

Americans are now completely aware of the corruption, the manipulation, and the outright lying of the Democrats, as well as the dishonest and useless mainstream media which always has an agenda to promote.

 

[From an article by Greg Holt, published by True Conservative Pundit.com]

 

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Fox News station in Texas uncovers huge border scam with fake documents and fake families

A local Fox affiliate in San Antonio, Texas has uncovered a massive scam of illegal aliens with fake documents to deceive immigration officials into thinking they are real families when they are actually fake.

The report comes by way of Fox San Antonio.

“What we discovered is a trail of fake documents that may be accelerating the collapse of the Immigration Court System, according to the American Bar Association. Fake birth certificates that Homeland Security Investigations believes are being used by males to get into the U.S. with children who may not be their own daughter or son, but will help them get released within 7-10 days. I traveled to Del Rio where the Guatemalan consul showed us first hand some of those fake birth certificates found along the border.  It’s a wave of human beings flooding through a permeable border like we have never seen before. The majority of them according to Border Patrol coming from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador also known as the Northern Triangle.”

Monica Mapel, Assistant Special Agent in charge in San Antonio for Homeland Security Investigation, said that “The Northern Triangle, the countries that seems to be the ones in the caravans at this time headed towards the border or have arrived at Eagle Pass offices and our other border offices in Laredo.”

It’s not just young men crossing the border into the US anymore. It’s entire family units, but many of these are not real families.  “Our family units are up 600% compared to this time last year,” said Customs Border Patrol agent Louie Wayne Collins.  A family unit doesn’t mean two men or two women, just so you know.  It means a mother with her children or a father with his children or mother and father together with their children.

There is a reason behind this apparent new phenomenon of men coming to the US and crossing illegally into the country with children, something that would be extremely dangerous for young children to do given the length of the journey.

“There’s a drive and a phenomenon now to bring children with you, so that you can obtain that earlier release into the United States, to wait for your credible clear asylum full adjudication with citizenship and immigration services,” according to Monica Mapel.

So, the obvious question is, if these people are willing to knowingly violate US law to enter the country illegally, would they also seek to deceive those in authority by pretending to be a family unit in order to do what Ms. Mapel is stating?  Obviously, the answer is yes.

“There’s absolutely a renewed attempt to take advantage of US immigration laws, and that’s what I’m focused on, that’s what Homeland Security Investigation is focused on, with our partners in Customs and Border Protection and our brothers and sisters at Enforcement Removable Operations,” said Mapel.

How are these patterns of deceit being detected?

The first clues came at the borders where agents started noticing odd behavior between children and the parent.

“A man arrived at a point of entry in South Texas, the child he was carrying had no diapers and no bottle and when customs and border protection encountered him, they provided him diapers and a bottle and he had no idea how to care for the child, did not know how to feed the child, change the diaper. That’s what we call a clue that is not your child,” said Mapel.

Others have arrived with birth certificates that show that they are parent and child. But when authorities have more time to review the document they start to find problems.

“When you get to maybe a second round or an interview process later on, it may be determined because the child cries out – that’s not my dad or that’s not my mom,” said Mapel..

Consul Tekandi Paniagua has a stack of birth certificates border patrol has been presented by people from Guatemala to show they are the parents of children who in fact are not theirs.

“We have verified many documents and detected a high number of documents that have been altered,” said Consul Paniagua.

The Guatemalan Consulate is working with border patrol and ICE to ensure that the documents being presented have not been altered. But Consul Paniagua also tells us that there is an important message his country is trying to get out to the indigenous community from the western part of Guatemala, which a lot of the documents and the migrants are coming from.

Now, simply because you arrive at the border with documents and a child or children, there is no guarantee of entry into the US.

Ms. Mapel, who has been with HSI for two decades says this takes up all her time.  She investigates to determine where fraud is occurring.  “You know the system wasn’t built for this kind of a load, so I do the best I can to adapt to it, but the ultimate goal at all times is, is that the true parent, do the child and parent belong to each other?” said Mapel.

“When Congress fails to close loopholes. It’s a crisis,” said Tom Holeman, former Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or (ICE).  Of course, some of the migrants in the caravans are embedded with those who will be used by cartels for future criminal enterprises.

“The criminal cartels control the northern part of Mexico, and those cartels move large numbers of family units through one quadrant to tie up all the assets and they will move narcotics through one sector so we don’t know what is being moved south of the border when everything is tied up over here,” said Holeman.

Many of these are said to use the children for human trafficking into the States, as well.  “They don’t care about the children, they don’t care about these individuals at all. It’s about the money and subtle threats to maintain the organization so that’s what we’re working against on our end,” said Mapel.

No doubt, much of this has been going on for years, but at least the local Fox affiliate in Texas is finally discovering what is actually going on there.

One thing America needs to do is eliminate any form of welfare for these people, as that will eliminate a large part of the incentive for them to cross our border illegally.

 

[From an article published by DC Clothesline.com]

 

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Justice Department sides with district court, finds Obamacare to be unconstitutional

Obamacare still being ruled unconstitutional


The U.S. Department of Justice on 3/26/2019 sided
with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act violates the Constitution.

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued the ruling in December, finding that the law’s individual mandate had been rendered unconstitutional due to the partial repeal Republicans passed in 2017.

The ruling has been appealed to higher courts, but the DOJ endorsement could cause the law better known as Obamacare to be treated as unconstitutional while the case moves through federal appeals process.  “The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed,” the department announced in a statement.

“Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress’s Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause — meaning the Individual Mandate is unconstitutional,” wrote Judge O’Connor in his opinion.

The case was led by Texas, according to Politico.  It wanted the entire law, passed without a single Republican lawmaker’s vote and signed into law in 2010, to be invalidated.

At the time of O’Connor’s ruling, CNN reported:  “The case against the ACA, also known as Obamacare, was brought by 20 Republican state attorneys general and governors, as well as two individuals. It revolves around Congress effectively eliminating the individual mandate penalty by reducing it to $0 as part of the 2017 tax cut bill.

“The Republican coalition is arguing that the change rendered the mandate itself unconstitutional. They say that the voiding of the penalty, which takes effect next year, removes the legal underpinning the Supreme Court relied upon when it upheld the law in 2012 under Congress’ tax power. The mandate requires nearly all Americans to get health insurance or pay a penalty.”

President Donald Trump reacted to Judge O’Connor’s ruling in December by praising his decision.

“Not surprisingly, ObamaCare was just ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a highly respected judge in Texas. Great news for America!” Trump wrote.  “As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster! Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions.”

 

[From an article published by WESTERN JOURNAL]

 

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Clinton and team hatched the “blame Russia” story within 24 hours of her election loss…resulting in nearly two years of huge expense and complete vindication of President Trump

The narrative that eventually spawned the Mueller investigation was concocted in November 2016 in a gloomy room littered with discarded fast food containers.  Even though Hillary Clinton had delivered a concession speech the day before, Clinton and her team were not ready to give up.  They desperately needed a strategy at that point to de-legitimize the election results, no matter how poorly thought out that strategy might be.  They eventually decided on a plan to “blame Russia” for Hillary’s loss, and that included really pushing a completely false narrative that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russians to defeat Clinton.  As this plan was rolled out, this false narrative was eagerly embraced by pro-Clinton members of federal law enforcement agencies, and it ultimately resulted in a 675-day investigation by an extremely partisan Special Council.  Robert Mueller issued nearly 2,800 subpoenas and conducted 500 witness interviews, and in the end he had to admit there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, which is precisely what Trump had said from the beginning.

 

“The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” Mueller wrote in the report, according to Attorney General Barr’s letter which he sent to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

Barr also said that the special counsel, which consisted of 19 lawyers, found no evidence “that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or associate” conspired or “knowingly coordinated” with Russian efforts to use social media platforms to spread disinformation during the 2016 campaign. Nor did Trump associates conspire with Russians in the efforts to hack Democrats’ emails and disseminate them online.

Of course there wasn’t any collusion, because it was just a completely false story concocted by the Clinton campaign team.

Needless to say, President Trump is not surprised by the outcome of the investigation, and now he is calling on law enforcement to “look at the other side”

“It’s a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest it’s a shame that your president had to go through this for – before I even got elected, it began. And it began illegally. And hopefully somebody is gonna look at the other side. This was an illegal takedown that failed, and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani went even further.  He called for “a full and complete investigation” to figure out where the charges that sparked the Mueller investigation originally came from in the first place…

“There has to be a full and complete investigation, with at least as much enthusiasm as this one, to figure out where did this charge emanate, who started it, who paid for it.”

But we don’t need an investigation to figure this out.

In a book entitled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign”, two Clinton insiders revealed that the “blame Russia” narrative was invented during a post-election campaign meeting that had been called by John Podesta and Robby Mook

That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.

Obviously they were looking for a way to steal the election from Trump, but that didn’t work.  But the mainstream media and federal law enforcement officials that were sympathetic to Clinton latched on to this narrative really hard, and it ultimately sparked the completely unnecessary 675-day Mueller investigation.

This investigation has been an albatross around the neck of the Trump administration from the very beginning, and things probably could have gone very differently over the past two years if the focus had not constantly been on Robert Mueller.  In addition, the damage that has been done to our relationship with Russia will probably never be repaired.  Clinton has made the US government look like a collection of bumbling fools while both Russia and China have been charging ahead with their plans to continue world domination.

Fortunately, some members of Congress are now calling on the operatives who initiated these charges against Trump to be held accountable.  For example, check out what U.S. Representative Devin Nunes is saying

“This is the unravelling of the biggest political scandal in American history…remember, this dates back to late 2015, early 2016 and began as nothing more/nothing less than a Clinton/Obama operation with a bunch of dirty cops at the FBI and career DOJ officials.” –@DevinNunes

And it is being reported that Nunes is actually ready to make “criminal referrals to AG Barr”

BREAKING:Rep. Devin Nunes says House Intel has evidence Clinton operatives and hi-level FBI & DOJ officials started Trump-Russia investigation in “late 2015/early 2016” and House GOP will be making criminal referrals to AG Barr for officials who “perpetuated this hoax” for 3+ yrs

It will be very interesting to see where all of this goes, if it doesn’t distract the government from trying to actually get something done that’s helpful and constructive.

Meanwhile, all over the nation those on the left who had been pinning their hopes on the Mueller investigation are now melting down in unison.  I really like how Susan Duclos made this point in her most recent article

The media meltdown stems from just one thing…. they helped create a narrative on behalf of Democrats after President Trump won the 2016 presidential election. They hammered that narrative, without proof, letting pundits, including a number of former Obama intelligence officials-turned-television talking heads, push conspiracy theories and outright libelous and slanderous allegations against the president, his family and associates, and then they began to believe their own narrative. When Mueller then ended his operation without indicting anyone close to the President for any type of collusion, they were caught flatfooted, and the meltdowns began.

And here is just a sampling of some of the quotes from top Democrats…none of whom, apparently, have bothered to read the Mueller report yet.

Maxine Waters: “This is not the end of anything!”

Beto O’Rourke: “It is beyond a shadow of doubt that, once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice”

Kamala Harris: “I know and will know and do know how to prosecute the case against Donald Trump”

Chris Matthews: “How can they let Trump off the hook?”

In the end, Democrats may never give up.  There are desperate to get rid of Trump, they have no ethics or principles or integrity to hold them back, and obviously no desire to heal any of the wounds they have caused.

 

[From an article published by THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG]

 

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