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Dear GOP: This is what happens when you trade morals for… whatever you saw in Trump

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Dear GOP This is what happens when you trade morals for whatever you saw in Trump

Porn star sex scandals. Crooked lawyers doing crooked things. The National Enquirer spilling whatever beans they may have locked away in the vault. Campaign managers going to jail for a long time. Disgruntled former employees writing books. Playboy Playmates getting paid for silence.

These are the sorts of things that one might expect from Bill Clinton or Anthony Weiner. They should have never been the centerpiece of a Republican President’s emerging legacy, yet that’s exactly what we’re seeing. Unfortunately, we could have seen this coming back in 2015 when Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy.

Some of us did, but not enough.

Trump is and always has been a devious, corrupt, lecherous man. He never hid these facts. He wrote books about his devious, corrupt, and lecherous adventures throughout his life. The GOP base he energized with amazing rallies and harsh words knew beyond a shadow of a doubt what this man represented in his life and they chose to let him represent them as a candidate and President.

It hasn’t all been bad, though. Many of the policies enacted while he’s been President have been positive. But there haven’t been nearly enough to justify the baggage and embarrassment he’s brought to his nation and the GOP. Don’t get me wrong; Hillary would have been far worse for different reasons, but Trump’s scandals are still very bad.

If things continue to sink, he may represent the downfall of the Republican Party. If they get worse, he may take the country down with him.

Just as Trump supporters have been calling on NeverTrumpers to admit he’s done some good things, I now call on his supporters to admit overall he has been a terrible mistake. We had Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or Rand Paul who could have done even more on the policy end while not turning the White House into a tabloid punchline. Heck, I would have taken moderate squishes like Jeb Bush or Lindsey Graham over what we have now.

I don’t think I could have made the leap to John Kasich, whose best quality is that he’s not Hillary Clinton.

I am no longer a Republican because of Trump but also because of what he brought to light within the GOP. He’s a symptom of both a party that has forgotten what it represents and a nation that has forgotten what it needs.

The 2016 election could have been the shift towards conservative values and federalist practices that can truly make the country great again. Instead, we have Trump values and big government policies as the backdrop to scandals that would make the Clinton’s blush. All the while, the Republican base seems oblivious to the catastrophes screaming around them.

We are seeing a sharp rise in people willing to adopt abominable ideologies like socialism, reproductive rights superseding human rights, and self-defense abdication. Trump and others in the GOP are giving people reasons to consider the failed economic philosophy that’s destroying Venezuela. They’re making it more and more popular to see pre-born babies as medical side effects to be purged. They’re promoting the notion that it’s not our responsibility to defend our families or have the means to protect ourselves from tyranny.

Trump and the GOP are giving progressives everything they could have ever hoped for: reasons to abandon the conservative values and federalist principles that we so desperately need in America today.

There are two important things that must be immediately learned and forever embedded in the minds of patriotic Americans. The first is obvious from the headline. Never, ever trade morals or values for whatever shiny object Trump represented to you. Whether it was his “straight talk” (that often turned out to be lies) or his bold promises (when do we get the check from Mexico to build the wall?) or the business savvy (more myth than reality since the vast majority of his business endeavors failed miserably), remember that a devious, corrupt, lecherous man will be a devious, corrupt, lecherous President if you put him in office.

The other thing to take away from this debacle is that we must return to the original intent of our founders. Read the Federalist Papers. Learn and teach what is required of self-governance and limited powers. Remember and remind that the individual, the family, and the community are exponentially more important for the success of the nation than anything enacted in DC or at state capitols and therefore should be the seats of power. Our founders didn’t envision the juggernaut of control that DC has become. It’s up to us to take back the power and localize as many political decisions as possible.

This isn’t about “I told you so.” It’s about how we move forward with the expectation that President Trump’s scandals are going to be distractions at best and a catalyst for failure at worst. We the People must work to bring conservative values and federalist philosophies back to the nation. Stop being sycophants. Start being Americans again.

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Ivanka Trump is an idiot

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Ivanka Trump is an idiot

Apparently, she didn’t get the memo. That’s essentially the excuse the White House is using to try to sweep under the rug First Daughter Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account for government business.

Before 2016, perhaps that excuse could have worked. We could have dismissed it as an understandable mistake. But she was using her private email account for United States government business in 2017. That’s inexcusable.

Ivanka Trump used private email account to discuss official White House business

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ivanka-trump-used-private-email-account-to-discuss-official-white-house-businessTrump and Kushner established personal emails in December 2016 with a domain of “ijkfamily.com” through a Microsoft system, which stores the emails. She used the account to share information on government policies and official business less than 100 times, usually in response to administration officials who contacted her first via the personal email address.

She also sent hundreds of emails concerning her official work schedule and travel details to herself and personal assistants, potentially violating federal records rules.

Did she not attend any of her father’s rallies? Was she oblivious to the news that started hitting in 2015 and ran pretty much nonstop even after the 2016 election? Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is definitely different from Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account, but it’s in the same realm.

Either she knew she was doing something she shouldn’t be doing, in which case we should question her judgment and wonder what she’s doing in any official or unofficial role at the White House, or she’s an idiot. There’s no in-between.

Many Republicans will defend her actions by saying it was different from Hillary’s. They’re right. Hillary didn’t have the benefit of two years of news coverage ripping on the use of personal emails for government business. Ivanka did.

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The Liberty grabber Left has nuked its own argument over guns. Part I

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The Left can’t argue that you don’t need a gun because the government won’t turn tyrannical while threatening that the government will turn tyrannical.

In what has to be the ultimate and game-changing tweet, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) threatened nuclear annihilation to anyone who refuses to give up their right of self-defense. The ensuing ‘fallout’ seeing him resort to damage control tactic of saying that thermonuclear gun confiscation was just a ‘joke’. After all, Who hasn’t chuckled at the prospect of the government going tyrannical with an H-bomb? One can easily see the bumper stickers now: Vote Swalwell 2020- or I will nuke your…

One of the Left’s favorite little tactics is to accuse those of the Pro-Liberty right of being ‘terrorists’ as their usual method of demonizing their opponents. Take note of the Oxford English Dictionary definition of the word Terrorist:

Adjective [attributive] Unlawfully using violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Origin
Late 18th century: from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality.

The long train of demands for gun confiscation

Perhaps Eric ‘Nukem’ Swalwell doesn’t realize his tweet was the ultimate in the listing of demands for gun confiscation by the Liberty grabber Left. A long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, as Thomas Jefferson termed it in the Declaration of Independence. That his erstwhile ‘joke’ he, Piers Morgan and others have made is the nuclear straw that broke the camels back. They, along with all the other Leftists who have demanded gun confiscation have initiated a sea of change in the debate over the common sense human right of self-defense.

The old approach by the Left that denied that confiscation was their ultimate goal

It used to be that the Left would hide behind a mask of support of the 2nd amendment. Never mind that each move they made was towards their final solution to the gun problem. Their tired refrain to most arguments about guns was that ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’ or ‘No one is talking about repealing the 2nd amendment’ or some variation thereof. This was a way to short-circuit the debate to one of incremental or ‘progressive’ steps negating any of their ill effects.

Pointing out that some new law would punish 120 million gun owners for the deeds of a few criminals would see the abject denial of ‘no one is being punished’ or ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’.

Mention that a new restriction on freedom infringing on the 2nd amendment and those who pretend to be Liberal on the Left would answer back ‘No one is talking about repealing the 2nd amendment’.

Talk about Intergalactic Background Checks [or Universal, enhanced or ‘Common sense’] would place government control over your personal property while acting as a stepping stone to confiscation would be met with the assertion that you must believe in conspiracy theories and that ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’.

The disturbing trend in Leftists demands for gun confiscation.

We have previously established that the Left wants to ban and confiscate all guns with over 70 documented instances of those demands. Leaving out the multiplying effect of the excerpting and reprinting of those demands.

This arduous task was under taken to prove a point, that the Left has dropped the mask on this subject. But it has also revealed a disturbing trend over the years. What began a few years ago as few and far between calls for gun confiscation has morphed into far more strident and frequent demands. Demands that were only made in obscure far-Left online publications have found their way into the mainstream and supposedly Liberal media sources. The rate on the number of demands made per ‘serious crisis’ have accelerated to the ultimate demand made by Eric ‘Nukem’ Swalwell. This has manifestly changed the debate in favour of the Pro-Liberty Conservative side.

Consider a sampling of these demands:

What began as mere calls to amend the Constitution – removing a fundamental human right in the process – or banning certain ‘types’ of guns. Have become threats to turn over all of our guns or to ‘comprise’ and lose some of them with incremental steps.

Then the Left became impatient, unable to restrain it’s ‘collective’ hatred of Liberty.

For at least the past several years, to say that those two talking points [or a variation thereof] were a complete and total lie would be an understatement of epic proportions. But even now that hasn’t stopped Leftists from denying the obvious.

But now the Nuke comment has changed all of that, everyone is now seeing that the Left has been making their demands for gun confiscation in every corner of their echo chamber. This is part of the reason many have undertaken the task of documenting these demands such as Here, Here and of course here.

Their open demands for gun confiscation and for the suppression of other types of Liberty have changed the dynamic. It is now a question of Liberty versus tyranny – with the Left being on the side of governmental oppression to the tune of nuclear annihilation if one does not comply.

In part II we will examine the debate in terms of the new paradigm of Liberty versus Tyranny.

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3 migrant caravan claims Jim Acosta made to President Trump that have been debunked… by the migrant caravans

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3 migrant caravan claims Jim Acosta made to President Trump that have been debunked by the migrant c

CNN’s Jim Acosta has been at the center of the news cycle for 12 days. It’s not his reporting that landed him there. He’s the center of attention after the Secret Service suspended his hard pass to the White House. His pass is back and most seem to be moving on from the story. But something has been lost in the mix. The statements he made while badgering the President on November 7 were spoken with authority and certainty.

Less than two weeks later, all three of his claims have been proven wrong by the migrant caravans themselves.

“They’re hundred of miles away, though. They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away.”

Around 3,000 migrants arrived in the last few days, doubling the total number of migrants waiting to be processed at the San Ysidro border crossing to 6000. Thousands more are expected in the coming days.

They certainly walked “hundreds and hundreds of miles” very quickly.

Tijuana border crossing shut as Mexicans protest against arrival of migrant caravan

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/19/tijuana-border-crossing-shut-mexicans-protest-against-arrival/An estimated 3,000 migrants have arrived in recent days in Tijuana, which sprawls into San Diego in southern California.

On Sunday several hundred Tijuana residents took to the streets to protest against the caravan, which set out from Honduras on October 13.

“Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on, but they’re not going to be doing that.”

A picture can say a thousand words, but in this case it only has to say two words to Acosta: “Wrong again.”

Migrants Climb Border Fence

“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion. It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.”

How many criminals need to be among the migrants for it to be considered an invasion? 50? 100? 200?

How about 500?

Migrant caravan at US border is harboring more than 500 criminals, Homeland Security claims

https://www.foxnews.com/us/migrant-caravan-may-be-in-tijuana-for-the-long-haul-while-u-s-shuts-down-san-diego-area-crossingMore than 500 criminals are traveling with the migrant caravan that’s massed on the other side of a San Diego border crossing, homeland security officials said Monday afternoon.

The revelation was made during a conference call with reporters, with officials asserting that “most of the caravan members are not women and children”. They claimed the group is mostly made up of single adult or teen males and that the women and children have been pushed to the front of the line in a bid to garner sympathetic media coverage.

By now, any thinking person regardless of political ideology should realize Jim Acosta is an idiot. In the short time he held the mic at the press conference, he made three debunked statements. Journalists are supposed to expose the truth, not spread lies.

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