Texas Democrats are urging non-citizens to register to vote, mailing applications with citizenship affirmation already checked “yes”

Just one more example of how the Democrats (1) think they are above the law, and (2) are always willing to do anything, legal or illegal, to advance their share of the vote. In other words, Texas Democrats are just as crooked and corrupt as any other Democrats.

The Texas Democratic Party is asking non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the citizenship already checked “yes,” according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

Texas Democrats are just as crooked as any other Democrats
Texas Democrats just as crooked as any other Democrats

The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the fraudulently pre-certified applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who are not citizens, received the mailing.

The Texas secretary of state’s office said it, too, had gotten complaints both from immigrants and from relatives of dead people who said they got mailings asking them to register.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to investigate.

“If true there will be serious consequences,” Gov. Abbott said.

 

[From an article published by The Washington Times]

 

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A win in the courts for religious freedom as LGBT activists overplay their hand

What we're always fighting for!

 

Sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up.

The case involved Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, a man who had served the city of Atlanta for more than 30 years, working with distinction and without blemish. But when he self-published a 160-page book for use in his home church, gay activists rose up against him, demanding he be fired.

What was his crime?

On his own time and on his own dime, he dared to write a book which contained a few lines – yes, just a few lines – speaking against homosexual practice. (He spoke against other sexual sins as well, based on Scripture.)

According to Cochran, he did this with proper clearance from his authorities, even giving a copy to the mayor, who, Cochran claims, promised to read it.

But at the behest of LGBT activists, Cochran was first suspended for 30 days without pay (seriously!), ordered to go to sensitivity training, then fired.

To add insult to the injury and madness to the circus, Mayor Kasim Reed then explained that Cochran was fired because, “We will not discriminate on the basis of race or gender or religion or creed or sexual orientation or physical ability or gender identity.”

This is a line to make George Orwell proud: “Because we will not discriminate based on religion, we are firing you due to your religious beliefs!”

Thankfully, sanity has prevailed and religious liberty has been preserved. As the Daily Wire reported, “Atlanta To Pay Out $1.2 Million To Christian Fire Chief After Violating His First Amendment Rights.”

The initial ruling in Cochran’s favor came back in December, 2017. Now, the city council “agreed to pay out $1.2 million to the former chief for damages and attorneys’ fees.” (Cochran was represented by the ADF, which has been on the front lines of major religious freedoms victories in recent years.)

In the words of ADF attorney Kevin Theriot, “The government can’t force its employees to get its permission before they engage in free speech. It also can’t fire them for exercising that First Amendment freedom, causing them to lose both their freedom and their livelihoods.”

Precisely so.

The outrage is that this happened in the first place. The outrage is that anyone thought they had the power or right to terminate Cochran for his biblically-based religious beliefs. And remember: At no point was there a single charge of discrimination brought against him. In other words, he treated all his employees and colleagues in a proper and professional manner.

The issue was what he believed about homosexual practice. And the city of Atlanta had the gall to tell him, “If you hold to these beliefs and express these beliefs, you cannot work for us.”

To repeat: That is a Constitutional outrage.

But around the world, similar outrages are occurring.

Most recently, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced that new legislation would “make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality.”

In other words, a Christian school (or, any religious school) in Australia cannot require its students to live by its moral and religious code.

This is beyond chilling, as once again, gay rights are seen as more important than religious rights.

Thankfully, in America, there continues to be a pushback against the all-out attack on our First Amendment rights. Rights which are basic to the well-being of our nation. Rights which have formed the very foundation of our country since our inception.

To lose those rights is to lose our freedoms. To lose those rights is to forfeit our liberty and descend into ever-increasing captivity and bondage.

But all is not lost, and Kelvin Cochran’s victory is a victory for us all.

And, the truth be told, his victory is not an attack on those who identify as LGBT. He should not have been fired in the first place, and the Bible says what is says. People can accept that or reject it by their own choice. Those are the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms guaranteed us by the US Constitution.

It’s taken a while, but as LGBT activists continue to overplay their hand, this holy backlash has increased. May it abound and grow until sanity and freedom prevail across the land.

 

[From an article published by PROPHECY NEWS WATCH]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  If you have been listening to anything coming from the Liberal Left lately, you have probably, like many of us, given up on seeing a return to sanity in the USA anytime soon.  A hard-won return to a little more Constitutionally-guaranteed freedom is certainly welcome, though.

 

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The view from ten years after the last Big Meltdown

Today’s credit card debt is over a trillion dollars, student loan debt is at 1.5 trillion dollars, there is a bubble in auto loans, and there is even a new housing bubble. But the biggest part of the everything bubble is the government bubble. Federal debt is over 21 trillion dollars and expanding by tens of thousands of dollars per second.

 

September marked a decade since the bursting of the housing bubble, which was followed by the stock market meltdown and the government bailout of the big banks and Wall Street. Last week’s frantic stock market sell-off indicates the failure to learn the lesson of 2008 makes another meltdown inevitable.

In 2001-2002 the Federal Reserve responded to the economic downturn caused by the bursting of the technology bubble by pumping money into the economy. This new money ended up in the housing market. This was because the so-called conservative Bush administration, like the “liberal” Clinton administration before it, was using the Community Reinvestment Act and government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make mortgages available to anyone who wanted one — regardless of income or credit history.

Banks and other lenders eagerly embraced this “ownership society”’ agenda with a “lend first, ask questions when foreclosing” policy. The result was the growth of subprime mortgages, the rush to invest in housing, and millions of Americans finding themselves in homes they could not afford.

When the housing bubble burst, the government should have let the downturn run its course in order to correct the malinvestments made during the phony, Fed-created boom. This may have caused some short-term pain, but it would have ensured the recovery would be based on a solid foundation rather than a bubble of fiat currency.

Of course Congress did exactly the opposite, bailing out Wall Street and the big banks. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates to historic lows and embarked on a desperate attempt to inflate the economy via QE 1, 2, and 3.

Low interest rates and quantitative easing have left the Fed with a dilemma. In order to avoid a return to 1970s-era inflation — or worse, it must raise interest rates and draw down its balance sheet. However, raising rates too much risks popping what financial writer Graham Summers calls the “everything bubble.”

The Fed is unlikely to significantly raise interest rates because doing so would cause large increases in federal government debt interest payments. Instead, the Fed will continue making small increases while moving slowly to unwind its balance sheet, hoping to gradually return to a “normal” monetary policy without bursting the “everything bubble.”

The Fed will be unsuccessful in keeping the everything bubble from exploding. When the bubble bursts, America will experience an economic crisis much greater than the 2008 meltdown or the Great Depression.

This crisis is rooted in the failure to learn the lessons of 2008 and of every other recession since the Fed’s creation: A secretive central bank should not be allowed to manipulate interest rates and distort economic signals regarding market conditions. Such action leads to malinvestment and an explosion of individual, business, and government debt. This may cause a temporary boom, but the boom soon will be followed by a bust. The only way this cycle can be broken without a major crisis is for Congress both to restore people’s right to use the currency of their choice and to audit and then end the Fed.

 

[From an article by Ron Paul, published by LEW ROCKWELL]

 

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Hillary bemoaning “lack of civility,” advocating mass violence

 

Former Democrat front runner Hillary Clinton, who is apparently now running for President in 2020, has just announced that if Democrats don’t win the mid-terms by taking back the House of Representatives, they will unleash mass violence across America.

“[Hillary Clinton] says that civility can ONLY return when the Democrats take back the government,” writes Martin Armstrong from ArmstrongEconomics.com. “Clearly, this is throwing down the gauntlet that it shall be their way or no way. Hillary is effectively advocating the destruction of the United States. She has simply stated bluntly that democracy will no longer be tolerated unless the Democrats win and then subjugate the opposition.”

This despicable tactic — now openly endorsed by Hillary Clinton herself — is an attempt to hold America hostage to the violent threats of deranged, lunatic Leftists who are now led by violence-pushing mob bosses like the Clintons. By advocating this threat against America, Clinton has committed to a path of violence for America unless Democrats get their way.

This shows the bad faith demonstrated by Democrats who have now repeatedly shown they will not accept the outcome of any election unless they win that election. Similarly, any institution the Democrats do not control is attacked as being “illegitimate.” The moment Brett Kavanaugh got confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, for example, Democrats began attacking the Supreme Court as “illegitimate.”

Democrats don’t believe in democracy, it turns out. They believe only in authoritarianism and tyrannical rule.

Most Americans continue to blindly believe that Democrats are playing by the rules. They assume that Democrats are participating in elections because they agree to the mechanism of how elections work… a kind of social contract. Civil society requires adherence to a “social contract” that says the outcomes of elections will be honored even if your favorite candidate doesn’t win.

But Democrats have abandoned that social contract, and they no longer operate in good faith. Elections have become nothing but a sham to the political Left, for if they win elections, they weaponized government against their political opponents. If they lose elections, they weaponize their obedient masses against the entire nation. Accordingly, the rest of America must recognize they are no longer dealing with fair, rational Democrats who will abide by the rules and honor the process of democracy. Instead, Democrats are threatening the nation with violence, promising civil unrest if they don’t win back political power at the next election.

This is equivalent to sending every American voter to the voting booths with a gun at their head. “Vote Democrat, or else…” should be the slogan of the DNC. Their planned destruction of America is now a very real part of the Democrats’ plan if they fail to win at the voting booth.

If you thought the Left’s mob violence demonstrated before the 2016 election was insane, that was just a tiny sample of what’s to come if they don’t get the election outcome they want in November.

From the top down, the Democrats are now a terrorist organization that seeks the complete destruction of America

It’s now crystal clear that the Democrat party is the party of terrorism, violence, lawlessness and destruction. Anyone who votes for a Democrat in the coming election is voting for evil, destructive forces that are now overtly threatening our nation.

Hillary: "Democrats can only be civil if we win"

People need to realize this is no longer merely a political war… and we must respond to the Democrat terrorists in the same way we might respond to any other form of terrorism or violence: With an overwhelming lawful response to arrest, imprison and prosecute those who commit acts of violence in our communities or against our citizens.

President Trump must now declare Antifa to be a domestic terrorism organization and carry out the mass arrests of Antifa leaders across the country. Similarly, when radical left-wing mobs attempt to take over cities like they accomplished in Portland over the past few days, local police must be ordered to arrest the violent mobs. If local mayors attempt to interfere with the police action to arrest violent mobs, then the local mayor should be arrested as well, and charged with interfering with police operations to restore civility.

Although Trump will likely not take these actions before the upcoming mid-term elections, we are urging him to replace Jeff Sessions at the DOJ immediately after the election, then issue DOJ orders to all police departments nationwide: No more backing down from violent left-wing mobs. Police must be free to engage the left-wing mobs, halt the violence, and even use deadly force in response to those mobs deploying deadly weapons against law enforcement.

Beyond national preparedness and the rising risk of civil war that Democrats are now promising to unleash, are you prepared for your own safety and protection? Videos of left-wing mobs clearly show they are willing to assault completely innocent people, including elderly white people merely attempting to drive their own cars through our cities.

 

[From an article by Mike Adams published by DC Dirty Laundry.com]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  As Mike Adams makes plain in his article above, Democrats have now lost whatever common sense they once had. They truly think that mass violence is the path they should now be taking. When you see the Democrats shouting and screaming obscenities, try to remember that these people are no longer in possession of all their faculties. The path YOU should be taking, if you are one of those being screamed at, is to completely ignore the screamer. Democrats have told us they cannot be civil any longer, which means we cannot have a civil conversation with them no matter how hard we try. So let’s just ignore them. How did they come to lose their civility and common sense? That’s anybody’s guess…and the guesses we’ve heard lately include demon possession, the “embodiment of evil,” and plain old “rampant stupidity.”

 

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Judge Kavanaugh finally confirmed…

“I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent and impartial judiciary is essential to our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”

Judge Kavanaugh

There was NO EVIDENCE that ANY of the spurious allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were true. No evidence at all. None.

What does that mean? It means that the Democorats made it all up, or paid others do it for them. They were willing to drag Judge Kavanaugh, and his family, through the mud for weeks trying to dig up enough false garbage to make his nomination somehow go away.

In the end, the Democorats lost. Big time.

Because what they showed America once again is that they have no respect for our Constitution, for our revered rule of law, for our governmental structure, or for any of the people who decide to oppose them. The Democorats showed us once again that they are willing to go to any length, to any end, to get their way. They are willing to lie today, tomorrow, and forever to implement their always one-sided and never impartial agenda.  They showed us again that they have no idea how to differentiate right from wrong, and no desire to even pursue the issue. Their side, their agenda, their issues are ALWAYS right, and we are stupid for thinking otherwise.

The statement you see above in quotes from Judge Kavanaugh, after what the Democorats put him through, should make you thankful that he still believes in serving on the bench. We thank him for being willing to endure the process which his confirmation required. We hope the completely unprincipled Democorats did not stir up the mud too deeply for any others who may be asked to follow him to even consider doing that.

We also thank Donald Trump, our president, for selecting a judicial candidate who was able to come through the confirmation process without even a blemish against him. It shows Mr. Trump did his homework. All of Mr. Trump’s victories since taking office, in fact, show precisely that he is always willing to do his homework. And do what’s best for the country he wants to lead.

The stark comparison between Mr. Trump and his predecessor becomes more apparent with each passing day, doesn’t it?

 

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Who are you spending your sympathy on?

 

There are many reasons why citizens vote for a candidate. Blue-collar families often vote for the one who will bring back manufacturing jobs. Military families often vote for the one who will leave no man behind. For me, public safety is a primary consideration. People have a finite amount of sympathy. I’m sure Mother Teresa had more than I do, but even hers was not unlimited. Wisely, she spent hers for the poor. But many people are not wise. They spend their sympathy on illegal immigrants and criminals, leaving none for law-abiding citizens. Take, for instance, the cases of Sarah McKinley and Kathryn Steinle.

 

Sarah McKinley was home with her three-month-old son on New Year’s Eve 2013. She lived in the rural community of Blanchard, Oklahoma, and police response times tended to be long. She was an 18-year-old widow. Her husband had died of cancer a few days earlier.

When she saw two men attempting to break in, McKinley recognized one as a man who had been stalking her since her husband’s funeral. Apparently he was looking for drugs in the cancer victim’s home. She gave her baby a bottle, then retrieved a shotgun and a handgun and barricaded the door. She phoned 911 and asked what to do. She was told she could not shoot unless they came through the door. The 911 dispatcher, though, who was a woman, added, “You do what you have to do to protect your baby.”

It took police 14 minutes to arrive from the time McKinley called 911. Two minutes before they arrived, Justin Shane Martin broke down McKinley’s barricaded front door, holding a 12-inch hunting knife in his gloved hand. She fired the shotgun, killing the Martin. His companion fled. He later turned himself in to police.

Later Sarah explained:

“I knew that I was going to have to choose him or my son, and it wasn’t going to be my son, so I did what I had to do. There’s nothing more dangerous than a mother with a child.”

If we truly want to “save just one life,” we will remember Sarah McKinley and all those like her. We will read the work of John Lott, especially More Guns, Less Crime, which demonstrates that violent crime decreases when more law-abiding citizens are armed, after background checks and suitable training, and does not necessarily decrease with strict gun laws, as in France. We will read the work of Dr. Gary Kleck, especially Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America, which shows that guns are used more often to defend against violent crime than to commit it.

It is bizarre that “progressives” who claim to fear the imposition of a “Nazi” regime by President Trump or others, are the same people who work to disarm the citizenry. They seem utterly unaware of the glaring contradiction.

If we truly want to “save just one life,” we would be guided by logic instead of emotions.

 

Kathryn Steinle

Like many left-leaning cities, San Francisco declared itself a “sanctuary city,” so that illegal immigrants would be reported to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) only if they commit violent felonies. The supremacy of federal law is a concept that seems to have eluded San Francisco’s officials. In fact, thousands of illegal immigrants have been released from custody in California without immigration officials being notified. In fact, about 39% of the federal prison population is composed of illegal aliens (as of 2013), of whom more than 25,000 have been arrested for homicide.

How well the “sanctuary city” program works was illustrated with striking clarity in the person of José Inés García Zárate (also known as Juan Francisco López-Sánchez), who shot and killed Kathryn Steinle on July 1, 2015. García Zárate was an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who had been deported five times before killing Steinle.

García Zárate was released from jail in San Francisco on April 15, 2015. ICE had filed the detainer request to be notified prior to García Zárate’s release from custody, so that he could be deported again. But San Francisco authorities followed their policy and refused to honor the hold, because García Zárate had not committed a violent felony.

Two months later, García Zárate shot 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who died in her father’s arms at a tourist attraction on Pier 14. Steinle had worked for a medical technology company.

Eventually, a San Francisco jury acquitted García Zárate of murder or manslaughter, and found him guilty only of illegal weapons possession. Of course, he will not receive the death penalty, because California no longer has one. Correction: California no longer has a death penalty for people like García Zárate, but it evidently does have one for people like Kathryn Steinle.

Her last words were, “Dad, help me, help me.” But her dad could not help her. It was up to us to help her by keeping the streets as safe as possible. We did not. We used up all our sympathy on those who do not deserve it, leaving none for those who do deserve it. We made a “sanctuary city” that was safe for José Inés García Zárate, but extremely unsafe for Kathryn Michelle Steinle.


In the case of gun control, excessive regulations are more likely
to cost lives than to save them. If you doubt this, just ask Sarah McKinley. How else could one expect a young mother to defend herself and her baby against armed intruders? What could she be expected to do when the police had not yet arrived and a violent man breaks down her door, holding a 12-inch hunting knife in his gloved hand?  If she had not had that shotgun, she would probably be dead, as would her baby.

Here, gun-control activists with their “if it will save just one life” rhetoric actually would have cost two lives. Yet somehow, people like Sarah McKinley just do not register on the “progressive” radar. People like Sarah McKinley and her baby are dumped into Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” or are included in Barack Obama’s bitter clingers who want to hold onto their religion and guns.

After all, how can we expect the self-anointed elite — the graduates of prestigious Ivy League universities — to concern themselves with ignorant rednecks? They are much too elevated for that. When they say “social justice,” they often seem to mean big government controlling virtually every aspect of daily life.  But their version of “social justice” somehow fails to include the very lives of Sarah McKinley and her child.

Ironically, if the advocates of tight gun control had their way, Sarah McKinley and her baby would probably be dead, and if the advocates of tight border control had their way, Kathryn Steinle would probably be alive.

When it comes to illegal immigration, as well as to other policies many “progressives” appear to favor, they never seem to remember their beloved mantra of “if it will save just one life.” If our borders were more secure, and if our immigration laws were more conscientiously enforced, and — most of all — if San Francisco had not declared itself a “sanctuary city,” Kathryn Steinle would still be alive, working at the medical technology company that employed her, interacting with her close-knit family, and charming others with her smile.

 

[From an article by Dr. David C. Stolinsky, a retired physician, and published by GATESTONE INSTITUTE]

 

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