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Is ‘Drain The Swamp’ Working?

The Patriot’s Editorial:

Much has been said and written about ‘Making America Great Again’ and ‘Draining The Swamp’! Like many of you, I assumed President Trump’s initiative would be limited to eliminating over-reach regulations, passing new laws and changing mindsets. Little did anyone realize the impact those efforts would have peripherally after just one year. The unforeseen consequences we are beginning to witness are both disturbing and surprising a lot of people. Read More »

January 14, 2018

Bikers Heading To D.C. To Fill Role In Inauguration Events

Thousands of protesters have made it clear they will be marching and protesting against Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., but another organization is stepping up to counter the protests.  Chris Cox, founder of Bikers For Trump, said in an interview with Fox & Friends Saturday that his organization intends to form a “wall of meat” around Donald Trump’s inauguration, to offer protection to the ceremonies in case the anti-Trump protests get out of hand.  Cox said they have grown from about 100 bikers at their first rally in Virginia in October 2015, to their current membership of around 200,000 nationwide.  Just last week, 20,000 new members joined the group.   Read

January 18, 2017

The February jobless numbers came out today telling us less people are out of work (5.5%). Additionally, they reported payrolls are up by a ‘WHOPPING’ $293K, nationwide. Can we believe these reports? Although I can’t say for sure, after six years of lies, deception and their track record, I seriously doubt their validity!

For months, we have been hearing threats of the Fed raising interest rates. Over the past 3-4 weeks, that rhetoric gained momentum almost to a fever pitch by those in the banking world. So I ask, are we being mentally prepped and set up for a June-July rate increase? The stock market took a major hit based on this mornings news, prompting even more energized talk of an increase. If true, the American people do not deserve this type of manipulation and abuse. Also in question, can our economy absorb and support such an increase and the peripheral side effects of it? Only time will tell!

March 6, 2015

White House conference call reveals nefarious plans for U.S.

A recent caller to the Mark Levin Radio Show, Susan Payne, contributor to WCBM, a Baltimore radio station, inadvertently received an invitation to a White House conference call regarding immigration, the details of which are shocking. During the conference call, attendees explained their plan, through immigration, to build a country within a country, then, ultimately destroy the U.S.

Let’s first take a look at the Immigration plans as explained through the media. On November 20, 2014, USA Today’s journalist Alan Gomez outlined President Obama’s upcoming speech about immigration. He wrote that “The president will protect about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportations. They will not get U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence, known as green cards. But they will be able to live in the United States without fear of deportation, get a work permit and a Social Security number. They will also be able to travel freely back and forth to their home country.”

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March 5, 2015

US Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

US Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

A sharply divided US Supreme Court heard arguments today on the fate of ObamaCare. The court is focusing on five words out of the over 1,000 pages of the act. The words that could result in the destruction of the law are, exchange established by the State”

The problem is that many of the states are using a federal exchange and do not have exchanges that are set up by the individual states, and as a result, the subsidies they are receiving may be unconstitutional and illegal.  The challenge rests on the distinction between federal and state-run insurance marketplaces set up as part of President Obama’s 2010 law.

During arguments the two justices expected to make the deciding vote did not make clear how they would rule. The high court previously upheld a separate element of the law in 2012. In King v Burwell, the justices are being asked to determine whether the wording of the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal tax subsidies.

 

March 5, 2015

Obama Unleashed – How Far Will He Go?

I wrote this short article last November and the queston still applies today!

Rick’s Editorial, 11-5-14: When The Other Shoe Drops…..

Now that the mid-term election has come to a close, I find myself asking, now that this election is over and the president has no more allegiance or obligations to the Democratic Party, what new surprises will suddenly come out of the White House or be unleashed on us and the world?

For the first time in months, I honestly have to say, I do not have a clue or even a ‘best’ guess as to how far he will go! So much damage has already been done to the Constitution and the very ‘fabric’ of America, I can’t fathom anything more. But then, my ideology and core principles and values are so different, it severely limits my ability to think in such a ‘creative’ and ‘destructive’ manner.

So, I hand the ball off to you. What do think he will throw our way? He will have no party-line ‘checks and balances’, therefore, he will become a ‘free-lancer’, free to do pretty much whatever he wants, both ideologically, politically and vendictively. It is very likely, he will by-pass Congress and push through anything he wants using Executive Orders. The first and most damning to our country will very possibly be Immigration Reform or more commonly referred to as Amnesty. Congress will not challenge or stop him, so who will and how far will he go to complete his ‘fundamental change’ of America? I suspect, even his staunchest ‘liberal’ supporters will be shocked and dismayed at how brazen he will become. Scary prospect for our future!

March 5, 2015

Rev. Franklin Graham Warns Fox Viewers DC Has Been ‘Infiltrated By Muslims’

Rev. Franklin Graham Warns Fox Viewers DC Has Been ‘Infiltrated By Muslims’

Graham, the son of the evangelist preacher Rev. Billy Graham and president of the group named after him, was responding to a question from Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s about why the world “will not unite to stop” the Islamic State terrorist group.

Franklin Graham began to answer by assuring Muslim viewers that he loved and was praying for them before continuing.

“One of the problems we have in the West is that our governments, especially in Washington, has been infiltrated by Muslims who are advising the White House, who I think are part of the problem,” Graham said. “And we see this also in Western Europe. They have gotten into the halls of power.”

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February 27, 2015

Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’

Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal.

Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”:

“So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote.  I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”

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February 26, 2015

Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims?

The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House’s three-day summit on terrorism.

Instead, Vice President Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session that the “wave” of Muslim immigration is “not going to stop.”

Wave? More like a tsunami.

Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period.

This is a sea change in immigration flows, and it threatens national security.

Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there.

Now the State Department says it will quadruple the number of refugees brought here from Syria, where IS is headquartered.

The U.S. will admit as many as 2,000 Syrian nationals by the end of fiscal year 2015, up from 525 since fiscal 2011.

Yes, the number of displaced people inside war-torn Syria and Iraq, an estimated 3 million refugees, rivals the most in Mideast history. But rolling out the welcome mat for them in the middle of a mushrooming war on Muslim terrorism is dangerously shortsighted.

Top U.S. counterterror officials say terrorists could easily slip into the country from Iraq and Syria, in spite of promised screening procedures for such refugees.

“It’s clearly a population of concern,” National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified this week.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul called the new policy “a federally sanctioned welcome party to potential terrorists.”

That’s no stretch. If just a fraction of the 300,000 new Muslim immigrants already here follow in the footsteps of the Franco-Algerian brothers who recently terrorized Paris, we could be facing chronic terror in our cities.

The main homeland threat from groups like IS comes through our immigration system. If they also use our loose policies as a vehicle for jihad and Islamization, we will face the same crisis as Eurabia.

The British press is reporting that IS has threatened to release a huge wave of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean disguised as refugees to cause chaos in Europe.

Who’s to say they aren’t setting a similar immigration bomb for America?

Authorities can’t even get a handle on homegrown IS jihadists who are already in America. Why would we risk adding so many potential jihadists from abroad to the already overloaded terrorist threat matrix?

The FBI director says he’s got open cases against IS suspects in every state but Alaska. More than 100 American Muslims have hooked up with the vicious terror group in Syria or Iraq, and at least a dozen fighters already have returned to America and may be forming sleeper cells to attack the homeland.

These suspects are hard for agents, who already are overstretched, to monitor. They’ve discarded their Islamic beards and garb and have blended into society. Analysts suspect some may have even infiltrated the military and government.

While America ushers in Islamic immigrants, Europe is pulling up the welcome mat. In recent months, both France and Britain have proposed imposing curbs on immigration out of fear of importing more terrorists. The bills will likely pass in the wake of the Paris massacre.

Thanks to mass immigration from North Africa, France’s Muslim population has swelled to 6.5 million, or 10% of its population. More than 1,000 French Muslims have joined IS. A recent poll found that 27% of French Muslims ages 18-24 support the Islamic State.

Growing pockets of radicalism are spreading in towns throughout France. There are “no-go” zones for non-Muslims and even local authorities, not just in Paris but all over the country.

Authorities say that they’ve lost control of the situation. Muslim attacks on police and synagogues are now regular events.

Similar problems are cropping up in Germany. After an influx of Syrian and other Muslim immigrants, a recent poll found that 40% of Germans say they don’t feel at home in their own country thanks to “Islamization.”

America will no doubt suffer the same nightmares if its Muslim population is allowed to reach a critical mass.

At current immigration rates, and barring a much-needed moratorium, our Muslim population will more than double over the next 15 years, hitting about 6.2 million in 2030, according to a recent Pew Research Center study — “in large part because of immigration and higher-than-average fertility among Muslims.”

Fifteen years from now, Pew found, America will “have a larger number of Muslims than any European country” except for France and Russia.

If you think this huge influx of foreign Muslims will assimilate and adopt Western values, you haven’t been to Alexandria, Va., or Dearborn, Mich., or Minneapolis recently.

They resemble little Cairos, with their Arabic store signage, halal butchers, hookah bars and even blaring calls to prayer from mosque minarets. Such cultural diversity might be quaint if not for the fact these heavily Muslim immigrant enclaves are also breeding grounds for terrorism. More people from Dearborn are on the federal terrorist watch list than from any other American city except New York.

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels and Copenhagen by Muslims operating with support from those cities’ swelling Muslim immigrant communities are an ugly reminder that Muslim immigration doesn’t bring the kind of diversity once cherished in the West. It leads to violence and Islamization.

All this raises serious national security concerns. But the White House is too busy defending Islam and portraying the Muslim community as victims of “discrimination” to consider them.

• Sperry, formerly IBD Washington bureau chief, is author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington.”

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February 26, 2015

#STOPHR5: TWITTER RALLY TO STOP NCLB RE-DO FROM CEMENTING COMMON CORE IN PLACE

by MERRILL HOPE

Americans United for Education, a non-partisan coalition of parents and teachers, is holding a nationwide Twitter Rally on Wednesday, February 25, to protest proposed US House Resolution 5 (HR 5). This legislation is also known as the Student Success Act of 2015, a 600-plus page bill that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2000 in ways that are of grave concern to parents and teachers — including cementing Common Core in place.

The Twitter Rally is being hosted online until 9 PM (ET) through the Patriot Journalist Network. Tweeters can convene, share thoughts and interact in a site chat room.

Rally organizers are asking participants to tweet #StopHR5 to their respective US House Representatives to nix the legislation. Informal tweeting is encouraged throughout the day. Twitter Rally organizers intend to send a strong message to their elected officials and hope to convince HR 5 sponsors John Kline (R-MN) and Todd Rokita (R-IN) to withdraw the proposed NCLB replacement bill.

The Student Success Act would make Common Core the law of the land for a period of seven years, beginning in 2020, according to anti-Common Core activist site, Education without Representation.

Americans United for Education as well as other HR 5 critics fear that the legislation is being fast-tracked into law. Kline is the House Education and the Workforce Committee chairman while Rokita heads up the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

HR 5 was proposed as an alternative to the equally flawed legislation Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015 from Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Neither bill does anything to rein in or curtail Big Education or disband the Common Core State Standards, asBreitbart News reported.

Kline’s resolution purports to fix all the ills of public education. In a recent press release, Kline called HR 5 “responsible legislation (that) will repair the nation’s broken K-12 education system by reducing the federal footprint, restoring local control, and empowering parents and education leaders to hold schools accountable for effectively teaching students.”

Education without Representation broke down the monster-sized bill and found that despite altruistic claims, HR 5 is poised to pump billions of dollars in federal funding into the schools in exchange for a full federal takeover of education — and that is not just for public school. This applies to the private sector, too. There is no telling what this would mean to homeschooling.

Under HR 5, parental rights to “direct the education of a child” would be trounced by the US Department of Education (USDE) if state legislatures approve taking the federal grant money — like Race to the Top on steroids.

Education without Representation underscored that HR 5 breaks three federal laws and “violates states’ rights under the United States Constitution.” They noted that in the bill’s language, HR 5 ends religious freedom in private schools where religious counseling, mentoring and/or technologies would not be permitted and “government-appointed ombudsman” would monitor federal compliance to HR5 regulations. Private school funding also would hinge on consulting with public school district guardians who would oversee “equality” enforcement.

Truth in American Education sourced a quick hit list of how HR 5 decimates freedoms and liberties, in general, writing, “Federal requirements will trump the rights ‘reserved to the States and individual Americans by the United States Constitution’ to lead in the education of their child (Sec. 6564).” States would also have to change laws and regulations to ‘conform’ to HR 5.

Additionally, HR5 does not end high-stakes testing and maintains the top-down one-size-fits all classroom model already in place. It would increase federal data collection while trashing the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA). The legislation “Empowers the Department of Education to request individual student and teacher data from state and Local Education Agencies (LEA),” according to Truth in American Education.

Other troubling findings included that “HR 5 will destroy all private education in America, as well, as legislating Title I ‘choice’ vouchers that will ‘follow the child,’ enforcing HR 5 compliance in every religious school.”

Title I, as Breitbart Texas reported, is among the largest areas of federal education spending. Already, it encompasses low-income, at-risk and special education areas of public sector schooling. A rebranded NCLB as HR 5 would signal a monumental Title I expansion.

The five organizers who created Americans United for Education hail from around the country and include Jenni White, President of Restore Oklahoma Public Education, Stop Common Core in Georgia’s Teri Sasseville and Angela Weinzinger, who heads up the 22,000-plus member Facebook group Parents and Educators Against Common Core Standards.

Weinzinger told Breitbart Texas that it is their hope that the twitter rally will be able to reach people nationwide to stop this NCLB redo. “HR5 would be very bad for our kids, our schools and our rights as parents,” she stated.

Breitbart Texas also spoke with rally organizer Linda French Bell. She leads the social media advocacy group, Minnesota Against Common Core.  She said that statewide people have been calling Kline urging him to withdraw the bill.

“There is no need to quickly pass a 600-page bill without thoroughly vetting every page,” Bell told Breitbart Texas. Initially, she became concerned when HR 5 was re-introduced, marked up and pushed through into a preliminary vote without any public hearing.

The monstrosity sized legislation has moved swiftly through Kline’s committee. It was approved by a vote of 21 to 16. The US House is set to vote on it before the end of the week. No one knows if House reps have even taken to the time to read all or any of it.

Americans United for Education did not want to see the nation’s children used as pawns to find out that this is another Pelosi styled “we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it” moment.

Gretchen Logue, Missouri Education Watchdog, is also a rally organizer. She voiced similar concerns as Bell. She told Breitbart Texas, “I hope politicians read this 600 page bill to know what’s in it — increased federal spending and control — before they vote on it. They need voters to hold them accountable and to let them know we are watching.”

She called the Twitter Rally a “platform to draw politicians’ attention to a bill that cements federal control in state educational decisions.”

Logue encapsulated the bigger picture of the #StopHR5 rally, pointing out that it will provide Americans with the ability to demonstrate that this is not “just few moms who are ‘worried their kids aren’t as smart as they once thought’ as thousands of tweets are tweeted to politicians.”

As Education Secretary Arne Duncan learned last year, the opposition to Common Core is not just a few ‘white suburban moms’ as Breitbart News reported. The Common Core has uniquely brought conservatives and liberals together against the proposed legislation, albeit for different reasons.

Pro-teacher union groups like the Network for Public Education, whose board of directors president is progressive icon Diane Ravitch and the oft times colorful Bad-Ass Teachers (BATs) were among those who participated in a “twitter storm” to say No on HR 5 on Tuesday.

Follow Merrill Hope, a member of the original Breitbart Texas team, on Twitter@OutOfTheBoxMom.

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February 26, 2015

Critical Information/Impending Congressional Vote Regarding Student Data Collection: S227 ‘Strengthening Education through Research Act’

February 23, 2014
CONTACT: Kate Bryan
American Principles in Action
202-503-2010
kbryan@americanprinciplesproject.org

APIA Blasts Congressional Leadership for Attempting to Ram Child Data Collection Bill Through Congress

Washington, D.C.–American Principles in Action is calling on Congress to oppose S.227, the Strengthening Education through Research Act (SETRA), which would violate the privacy of millions of students and parents.

SETRA is scheduled to be voted on Wednesday, February 25th in the U.S. House—even though the Senate has not yet voted on the bill. Congressional leadership intends to call a vote on the matter in both the House and the Senate this week, despite neither body holding a hearing on the bill.

“SETRA is dangerous legislation that would expand federal psychological profiling of children through expanding research on ‘social and emotional learning,’” said Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow at American Principles in Action. “It would facilitate sharing of education statistics across states and agencies. It would continue to rely on the now-gutted FERPA statute to protect student data. SETRA must be defeated to protect student privacy rights.”

Emmett McGroarty, Director of Education at American Principles in Action, said, “Leadership is betraying the Constitution and the American people by rushing this bill through. Having so blithely disrespected the American people, it is difficult to see how they will ever regain their trust.”

American Principles in Action’s concerns with SETRA are three-fold:

1.) SETRA reauthorizes ESRA, the Education Sciences Reform Act, first passed in 2002, which facilitates intrusive data collection on students. ESRA began the idea of state longitudinal databases, which created the structure that would facilitate a de facto national student database. ESRA also eliminated previous penalties for sharing and otherwise misusing student data.

2.) SETRA allows for psychological profiling of our children, raising serious privacy concerns. Section 132, page 28 of SETRA: “…and which may include research on social and emotional learning, and the acquisition of competencies and skills, including the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, evaluate evidence, and communicate effectively…”
This means the federal government will continue to promote collection of students’ psychological information. APIA does not support allowing the federal government to maintain psychological dossiers on our children.

3.) SETRA depends on FERPA to protect student privacy, legislation that is now outdated and has been gutted by regulation. FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, passed in 1974, and is no longer sufficient to protect student privacy in the age of technology. Even worse, the Obama Administration gutted FERPA so that it no longer offers the protections it once did.

American Principles In Action is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to preserving and propagating the fundamental principles on which our country was founded. It aims to return our nation to an understanding that governance via these timeless principles will strengthen us as a country.

For further information or to schedule an interview with Jane Robbins or Emmett McGroarty, please contact Kate Bryan at American Principles in Action at 202-503-2010 or kbryan@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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February 25, 2015

Middle School Student Releases Viral Clip Defending Giuliani and Outlining the Reasons He Believes Obama Has a ‘Downright Hatred’ for America

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As debate continues over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama loves America, a 12-year-old kid from Georgia has released a now-viral video passionately defending Giuliani — and outlining the reasons that he believes the president has “downright hatred” for the United States.

C.J. Pearson opened his three minute video with praise for Giuliani before launching into the reasons that he agrees with the ex-mayor’s assessment of Obama’s patriotism, addressing the president directly in his remarks.

“I don’t want to be politically correct. I don’t care about being politically correct at this point,” Pearson proclaims in the clip. “President Obama, you don’t love America.”

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February 24, 2015

BOLTON says Mall threat VERY SERIOUS, only matter of time before this happens in America

BOLTON says Mall threat VERY SERIOUS, only matter of time before this happens in America

John Bolton says Al-Shabaab’s call for a terrorist attack on the Mall of America is very serious, pointing out groups like ISIS have shown that they are perfectly capable of inspiring terrorist attacks in Europe and that it’s only a matter of time before it happens here in the US. He also points out that there are many Somali-Americans who we know that have attended terrorist training camps and it would be easy for them to return without being flagged or put on a watch list.

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February 22, 2015

Limbaugh: There is no executive order on amnesty

PALM BEACH, Florida – Radio host Rush Limbaugh is now broadcasting the fact that President Obama never personally signed any executive order in connection with his recent move providing amnesty for up to 5 million illegal immigrants.

“Do you know that Obama has not signed any executive action or order for this?” Limbaugh stated on his top-rated national program Tuesday. “Folks, this is even more corrupt than anybody conceived!

“He just wrote a memo instructing Homeland Security not to deport 5 million people. There is no actual executive order.”

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December 9, 2014

Lindsey Graham Offers to Help Democrats On Hot Mic

Lindsey Graham Offers to Help Democrats On Hot Mic

Secretary of State John Kerry was on Capitol Hill Thursday urging lawmakers to approve an economic aid package to Ukraine. After the hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Kerry, “Hey John, good job. Let me know what I can do to help you with [House Speaker John] Boehner.”

Graham did not know there was a hot microphone recording his conversation. Graham’s actions sparked many reactions in the last few hours. A few of Graham’s challengers, Nancy Mace and Bill Connor went to Facebook to criticize the South Carolina Senator:

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March 13, 2014

The White House Jumped the Shark Today

The White House Jumped the Shark Today

By Amy Payne

Cultural trends are often said to “jump the shark” when they go too far and become laughable or obsolete. The White House is in this territory with its desperate—desperate—marketing of Obamacare.

Today, Lance Bass—a member of the boy band *NSYNC, which was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s—tweeted that he was “entering the White House to meet w the President to discuss health care reform.” He added a website address: “HealthCare.org.”

Politically active Twitter users quickly mocked this high-level meeting and the fact that the pop star of yesteryear didn’t even know he was supposed to be pointing followers to HealthCare.gov.

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March 12, 2014

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