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Dear Jeff Sessions: Don’t quit. Make Trump fire you if he wants you out.

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President Trump has found a new low in how he treats the office of the President. It’s not his constant whining about how unfair everyone is to him. It’s not the victim card that he constantly plays so his supporters will pity him more. It’s how he’s handling Jeff Sessions. It’s the weakest series of moves I’ve ever seen from a President, which says a lot after eight years of Barack Obama.

Yes, the President of the United States wants his Attorney General to leave. Nevermind the fact that Jeff Sessions was one of Trump’s earliest and staunchest supporters when so many others refused to take him seriously. We’ll even put aside the highly probable notion that Sessions’ interactions with Russian officials during the campaign were not done without candidate Trump’s knowledge. Lastly, we’ll ignore that his recusal was the only viable move to make in light of the situation. I’m not stymied by the fact that Trump wants Sessions out. What gets me is how he’s going about doing it.

Let’s look at the situation. First, he blasts Sessions out of the blue in an interview with an organization he’s constantly called out as fake news: the New York Times. Second, he was almost certainly the source of the leak to another fake-news-favorite of his, the Washington Post, that alleges Sessions’ interactions with Russia were more nefarious than he admitted. Lastly, he’s going after his Attorney General on Twitter in a way that can only be described as infantile.

In short, the President of the United States is passive aggressive. Instead of just firing Sessions, he’s playing games in public in an effort to force him to resign.

For a man who pretends to be such a strong leader, his chosen course of action is about as weak as it gets.

As for Sessions, I strong encourage him to continue his duties, avoid interviews, stop reading Twitter, and above all else DO NOT RESIGN. If your boss wants you out so badly, make him fire you. If you succumb to the pressure, you’ll only be encouraging him. This is no longer about you alone, Mr. Attorney General. This is now about the future of the nation. Trump needs to not get his way on this one. He wants you to quit. You can’t.

Every time he Tweets out more insults about you, he’s weakening his own position in the mind of voters. Every criticism he lobs at you in public is something you should either ignore or accept. Either he’ll continue his childish behavior or he’ll break down and fire you. Regardless of what happens, he’s sending a message to anyone in his cabinet or staff that loyalty is either absolute or it doesn’t count in his books.

No matter what he says or does, Mr. Sessions, you absolutely cannot give in to his desires. If he wants you out so badly, make him fire you. For the sake of America, don’t kneel before him and kiss his ring prior to falling on your sword as he wishes. Make him pick up the sword and hunt you down with it. Otherwise, you’re only reinforcing his choice to play this game with you and others in the future.

Christian, husband, father. EIC, NOQ Report. Co-Founder, the Federalist Party. Just a normal guy who will no longer sit around while the country heads in the wrong direction.

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  1. gritstree

    July 25, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I absolutely agree.

  2. JL

    July 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Completely agree, JD! Enough is enough! The crazy making by this wee little “man” needs to stop.

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity, not seeking the truth

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity not seeking the truth

The press shouldn’t be part of the news. It happens from time to time based upon proximity; because they have to be close to situations, they occasionally get drawn in. What a good journalist should never do is intentionally insert himself into the news, but that seems to be exactly what CNN’s Jim Acosta is doing.

He doesn’t care about reporting. It’s as if he now enjoys being the news. That’s the only logical conclusion one can come up with when viewing his actions over the past several months. Once an obscure media figure during the Obama era, Acosta has found true celebrity status by going after the President and his staff.

He tasted blood and he liked it. Now, it seems he’s addicted to it.

The latest “outburst” against him came from the President himself. It happened during an event with the President of Kazakhstan in which Acosta asked an unrelated question:

‘OUT!’ Trump orders CNN star Jim Acosta to leave Oval Office after reporter’s newest outburst

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/16/out-trump-orders-cnn-star-jim-acosta-to-leave-oval-office-after-reporter-s-newest-outburst.html“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.

“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.

That’s all acceptable, albeit slightly inappropriate considering the reason for the event. Acosta took it up several notches with his followup question:

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color.”

This was intended to insert himself into the news once again. It’s a ridiculous question to ask and embarrassed the President and the nation on an international stage. “Journalists” like Acosta are willing to harm the country and its people as long as they can harm the President at the same time.

I’ve treated the President fairly since he was elected. When he pushes a big-government agenda, I voice my concerns. When he does well, I give praise. I would never attempt to shame him (and the nation as a result) with petulant outbursts of absurd questions. Jim Acosta apparently doesn’t hold such standards.

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The strange tale of the Turpin family

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The strange tale of the Turpin family

Abuse of children is one of the most horrible things anyone can do. Rarely do I even read stories about abuse. I know it exists. I’m against it. I don’t want reminders of how evil some people really are. The story of the Turpin family drew me in and made me weep for a world that allows such things to happen.

Here’s the story, followed by my brief thoughts:

California family: Parents charged after children found shackled

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/us/california-turpin-13-siblings-held-captive/index.htmlDavid, 57, and Louise, 49, are accused of holding their children captive in their Perris, California, home in filthy conditions, some of them shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29.

The parents are charged with torture and child endangerment, and scheduled for a court hearing Thursday. Bail was set at $9 million each. It was not immediately clear if the suspects had attorneys or whether they had entered a plea.

On Sunday, one of their daughters, a 17-year-old, managed to escape from their home by climbing out a window and called 911 from a deactivated cell phone she found in the house, police said. She told officers her parents were holding her 12 siblings captive inside the home, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

My Take

There’s a danger here. We have to be mindful of children who are being abused. Unfortunately, that also means there will be times when the state must intervene. Any time that happens, I get worried. I want as little intervention as possible and only when absolutely necessary. The story of the Turpin family is an example of it being necessary.

The problem is that this evil was allowed to continue for decades. How can that happen? How do we respect the rights of parents and embrace a non-interfering government when there are people like the Turpins in the world? It’s a slippery slope and I have no answers.

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Is the Republican Party racist?

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Is the Republican Party racist

Racism isn’t broken down by party lines. There are racists in every political party in America. Some are more public than others, but generally speaking it’s clear there are racists everywhere. Thankfully, there are fewer of them today than in the past. A good part of the reason for this is cultural, but politically it’s been the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party, that has championed the cause of equal rights.

Unfortunately, there are two things that are changing the way history is perceived by many Americans. The first is a false narrative created by both mainstream media and liberal activists who paint the GOP as racists. The second is the reality of conservative values. While the fight for smaller government and more freedom is a righteous one, it’s also a fight that is more appealing to racists than the liberal ideologies of more government and less freedom.

Historically, the evidence is clearly on the side of the GOP, as this PragerU video demonstrates.

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