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New Jersey Democrats push measures to protect illegal immigrants, vow to defy Trump

wisniewskiFrom Fox News: Sanctuary city advocates in one state with a Trump friendly Republican governor are digging in their heels in the face of President Trump’s threat to cut off federal funding.

Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey introduced bills this week calling on the state to reimburse so-called sanctuary cities that lose federal funding. And on Wednesday, Assemblyman John Wisniewski* introduced legislation designating New Jersey a “sanctuary state,” generally preventing law enforcement officers from initiating contact with immigration officials, and from using state resources for the purpose of enforcing immigration laws. *Wisniewski’s education includes a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

In addition, several towns that have significant immigrant populations have declared themselves sanctuaries, saying they will not reach out to immigration officials about illegal immigrants they arrest or provide a service to unless they are serious criminals or a national security threat.

“We are putting President Trump and his administration on notice,” said Wisniewski in written public announcement about his legislation. “New Jersey will not be a ‘willing partner’ to the unjustified and inhumane deportations of our neighbors and friends.” New York and California also have moved toward declaring their states sanctuaries for illegal immigrants.

Trump, who made cracking down on illegal immigration a cornerstone of his campaign, has issued executive orders and directives aimed at border security and tracking down and deporting undocumented people illegal aliens.

He directed the Department of Homeland Security to identify and publish a list of sanctuary communities. Although no strict definition of the term exists, it is generally used to describe communities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The New Jersey measures have little chance of passing, given GOP resistance and Gov. Chris Christie’s veto threat, said Ross Baker, a Rutgers University professor of political science. “It’s more of a gesture to the immigrant community,” Baker told Fox News. “It’s a message to them that they would be protected against hypothetical actions by the federal government.”

In Maplewood, Mayor Victor DeLuca consulted with police administrators before crafting a sanctuary ordinance that became final at the end of January. DeLuca said police officials said they did not want the responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws. “The police said ‘We don’t do it now,’” DeLuca told Fox News, “and there was a feeling on our part that wanted to make clear that there are distinctions between the role of the police department and the role of immigration officials.”

New Jersey has more than 500,000 illegal immigrants, according to estimates.

Republicans in the state legislature say they will not support sanctuary towns in any way. Christie, a Republican, says he will veto any legislation that would favor sanctuary cities.

Proponents of strict immigration enforcement say sanctuary communities are violating the law. “To have lawmakers in Trenton say ‘O.K., we’ll show the president, if they withhold funding, we’ll pay,’ is violating federal law,” said Ron Bass, founder of United Patriots of America, a New Jersey-based group that pushes for strict enforcement. “It’s like the state saying to sanctuary cities ‘You rob the bank, I’ll drive the [getaway] car.’”

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Drain the Swamp: Trump banishes Chris Christie from inner circle

The good news just keeps coming.

Chris Christie  celebrity softball game for charity at Yankee Stadium June 4, 2015

I don’t like NJ governor Chris Christie.

Remember his speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the one that supposedly was Christie’s endorsement of Mitt Romney? The self-serving Christie made his speech mostly all about Christie.

Remember Christie’s Bridgegate?

From September 9 through September 13, 2013, two of the three traffic lanes in Fort Lee, NJ, leading to the George Washington Bridge and New York City were closed on orders from the Christie administration appointee. The lane closures in the morning rush hour resulted in massive traffic back-ups on the local streets for five days. It is believed that the lane closure was Christie exacting payback against Fort Lee mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, for not supporting Christie in the 2013 gubernatorial election.

On November 4, 2016, a federal jury convicted former high-ranking Chris Christie government officials Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly on all counts for their involvement in Bridgegate. Baroni and Kelly may be sentenced to more than 20 years in jail.

Admittedly, when Trump was shunned by GOP elites, Christie was one of the few who endorsed Trump. Pricing loyalty, Trump made Christie part of his inner circle of advisers and thanked him publicly in Trump’s victory speech, along with other bigwigs — former NY governor, mayor and attorney general Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Ben Carson, Gen. Mike Flynn, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Trump does not forget his friends. Already, it is announced that Priebus will be Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, while the rumor is that Giuliani will be U.S. Attorney General and head of the DOJ — which is good news for those of us who want to see justice served with “lock her up”.

But Chris Christie is banished.

Isabel Vincent and Aaron Short report for the New York Post, Nov. 13, 2016:

President-elect Donald Trump is so disgusted with Chris Christie’s handling of the Bridgegate scandal that he’s kicking the New Jersey governor out of his inner circle, The Post has learned.

Trump thought it was shameful that Christie didn’t take the fall for [convicted aide] Bridget Kelly,” said a source close to the transition team. “Trump is really angry that Christie is sending a soccer mom to jail. He believes 100 percent that Christie was behind it all.” […]

Kelly [had] testified that Christie knew of the shutdown of several lanes of traffic, a charge Christie has repeatedly denied.

The former aides could face more than 20 years in jail.

Trump really doesn’t like it when married women with kids get hurt in politics,” said the source. “Trump was pretty disgusted with Christie.”

Christie’s failure to take responsibility for Bridgegate was the final straw in an already eroding relationship, said a second source, who is close to the Trump campaign.

“She was a factor in the decision because Trump didn’t like seeing her crying,” the source said.

When Christie again denied all responsibility for Bridgegate in an interview with Charlie Rose on Monday, Trump’s frustration grew, the source said.

Tensions had been building for weeks between the two men, with some Trump insiders questioning Christie’s loyalty in the last month of the campaign, when it looked like Trump would lose.

Christie canceled appearances on Sunday shows after the Access Hollywood video of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women was leaked on Oct. 7, the source said. He also failed to attend the second debate, and canceled campaigning with Trump in the last weekend of the race, the source said.

Christie was formally pushed aside Friday as chair of Trump’s transition team and the job given to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Tech billionaire and loyal Trump supporter Peter Thiel, also added to the team Friday, will have a leadership role, the first source told The Post. Christie retains a token title of vice chair but no real role going forward, sources said.

Christie will now likely focus on what job he can get for himself in a new Trump administration. But a third source said the Trump team views him as virtually “unconfirmable” for a Cabinet-level post.

“They want to drain the swamp, and having Christie there is just plugging it up,” the source said. “He was tolerated in the past because he was viewed as a kind of nice Tony Soprano. But now that Trump is the president-elect those days are over.”

Some close to Trump regarded the New Jersey governor as “a stupid thug who really needed to go,” the transition-team source told The Post.

But Christie said in a statement Friday: “I am proud to have run the pre-election phase of the transition team along with a thoroughly professional and dedicated team of people. I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to continue to help lead in this next phase.”

Good call, Donald Trump!

Please keep draining the swamp!

~Eowyn

President Trump would purge federal government of Obama appointees

Conservatives have been saying for years that after (and if) Obama finally leaves office, the White House needs fumigation, along with the entire federal government.

Indeed, to correct the direction of this country — a direction that is wrong, according to a whopping 72% of Americans in the latest Rasmussen poll — it’s not just elected politicians that must go, the thousands of unelected bureaucrats in the many federal government institutions of the administrative state, e.g., DHS, HUD, HHS, EPA, who form America’s very powerful permanent government — must also be removed.

The Administrative State1

And according to NJ governor Chris Christie, who was among a few considered for Trump’s VP slot, if elected, President Donald Trump would do just that.

Emily Flitter reports for Reuters that on July 20, 2016, Trump ally Chris Christie said that “If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers.”

Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump’s White House transition team, said the Trump campaign already is drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

“As you know from his other career, Donald likes to fire people,” Christie told a closed-door meeting with dozens of donors at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, according to an audio recording obtained by Reuters and two participants in the meeting.

Christie was referring to Trump’s starring role in the long-running television show The Apprentice, where his catch-phrase was “You’re fired!”

Trump’s transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil servants, who have more job security than officials who have been politically appointed, thereby enabling Obama appointees to keep their jobs in a Republican, administration. Christie explains:

“It’s called burrowing. You take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side, in order to try to set up … roadblocks for your successor, kind of like when all the Clinton people took all the Ws off the keyboard when George Bush was coming into the White House.”

Christie was referring to pranks committed during the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush in 2001. During that period, some White House staffers removed the W key on computer keyboards and left derogatory signs and stickers in offices, according to a report by the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress. That’s Democrats for ya — childish, petty, malevolent.

Christie said firing civil servants is “cumbersome” and “time-consuming,” and so “One of the things I have suggested to Donald is that we have to immediately ask the Republican Congress to change the civil service laws. Because if they do, it will make it a lot easier to fire those people.”

Christie said that a top priority for Trump is changing the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back some of the most ambitious federal environmental policies, so as to revive the U.S. oil and coal industries and bolster national security.

Christie also said that Trump wants to let businesspeople serve in government part time without having to give up their jobs in the private sector.

In response, Obama’s White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that allowing appointees to apply for career civil service positions is “a longstanding precedent.”

Mouth of Sauron Joshua Earnest

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union in the United States, said while it was concerned about the practice of “burrowing,” current law protected most federal employees from at will firing. AFGE policy director Jacqueline Simon said, “The federal government is a serious undertaking. It’s not a reality TV show, with ‘You’re fired!’ Just as we don’t want to hire anybody for political reasons, we don’t want anybody to be fired for political reasons.”

AFGE policy director Jacqueline Simon

“We don’t want to hire anybody for political reasons”?

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. Are you serious, Simon?

Here’s the extent of the problem:

As of March 2016, there were a total of 3,164 political appointees, 852 of whom were presidential appointees. In its most recent report on the topic, the Government Accountability Office said that in 2010, 143 former political appointees and congressional employees converted to career positions between May 1, 2005, and May 30, 2009.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating the practice of burrowing, and has sent letters to 23 federal departments and agencies, asking them to document all cases of burrowing that have occurred since Sept. 1, 2015.

See also “Six Steps to Reining in the Administrative State“.

~Eowyn

Why did Jewish senator Schumer sabotage Senate bill to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11?

28 pages of the Senate’s 9/11 report are still classified, kept a secret from the American people because, continuing what the Bush administration had done, the Obama administration refuses to declassify them.

Why are those pages important? Because former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), who was chairman of the congressional Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 that issued the 9/11 report, said “there is compelling evidence in the 28 pages that one or more foreign governments was involved in assisting some of the hijackers in their preparation for 9/11.” Graham later indicated that by “foreign governments” he was referring to Saudi Arabia. (15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis.)

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Authentic, undoctored photo taken by AP photog Mark D. Phillips on 9/11.

In 2013, conservative Congressman Walter Jones (R-N.C.) revived the push to declassify the 28 pages by sponsoring a House resolution because, as he put it, “the American people deserve the truth. Releasing these pages will enhance our national security, not harm it.” Jones has since become one of the most outspoken opponents of reckless U.S. intervention abroad.

Last May, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined the 28-page fight by introducing the Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Victims and Survivors Act, which was opposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who instead urged deference to Obama’s judgment on the issue.

Members of Congress can read the still-classified 28 pages in a special secure room on Capitol Hill if they get prior permission from the House or Senate Intelligence Committee. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), one of 18 co-sponsors of Jones’ resolution, is one of a few to have read the classified 28 pages. Massie was shocked: “I had to stop every couple of pages and just sort of absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything.

Said to have bankrolled the 9/11 attacks that launched the United States on its War on Terror which has cost thousands of American lives and more than $1.6 trillion, Saudi Arabia is widely reported to be bankrolling Islamic State terrorists throughout the Middle East. None other than Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee last September that “I know major Arab allies who fund [ISIS].”

In response to the Congressional investigation into Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11, the Saudi government first threatened to dump its U.S. treasury holdings of $750 billion, then pointed the finger at the U.S. government being responsible for carrying out the 9/11 attack in order to create the War on Terror.

Writing in the London-based Al Hayat newspaper, Saudi legal scholar Katib al Shammari, who is believed to represent the view of the Saudi government,   called 9/11 an inside job — “a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S.” Al Shammari cites as proof “the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildings… Expert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse. But the U.S. still spreads blame in all directions.”

9-11 jumper

Remember the 9/11 jumpers

On May 17, 2016, the Senate passed S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to enable 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. As S. 2040 puts it:

Section 2(a)(6): Persons, entities, or countries that knowingly or recklessly contribute material support or resources, directly or indirectly, to persons or organizations that pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the security of nationals of the United States or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States, necessarily direct their conduct at the United States, and should reasonably anticipate being brought to court in the United States to answer for such activities.

Section 2(b): Purpose- The purpose of this Act is to provide civil litigants with the broadest possible basis, consistent with the Constitution of the United States, to seek relief against persons, entities, and foreign countries, wherever acting and wherever they may be found, that have provided material support, directly or indirectly, to foreign organizations or persons that engage in terrorist activities against the United States.

Section 3(b): Responsibility of Foreign States- A foreign state shall not be immune from the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States in any case in which money damages are sought against a foreign state for physical injury to person or property or death occurring in the United States and caused by–(1) an act of international terrorism in the United States.

Section 3(c): Claims by Nationals of the United States- Notwithstanding section 2337(2) of title 18, a national of the United States may bring a claim against a foreign state in accordance with section 2333 of that title if the foreign state would not be immune under subsection (b).

That’s all well and good.

What you don’t know is that the final version of S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act — the one that was passed by the Senate on May 17, 2016, contains an amendment (Senate Amendment 3945: Section 5 of S. 2040) that wasn’t in the original draft of the bill, and that the amendment effectively neuters the bill by allowing the State and Justice Departments to seek from the court continual 180-day stays, thus killing any lawsuits indefinitely.

Below are the relevant portions of S. 2040’s Section 5:

Section 5(b): Intervention- The Attorney General may intervene in any action in which a foreign state is subject to the jurisdiction of a court of the United States under section 1605B of title 28, United States Code, as added by section 3(a) of this Act, for the purpose of seeking a stay of the civil action, in whole or in part.

Section 5 (c) Stay-(1) IN GENERAL- A court of the United States may stay a proceeding against a foreign state if the Secretary of State certifies that the United States is engaged in good faith discussions with the foreign state defendant concerning the resolution of the claims against the foreign state, or any other parties as to whom a stay of claims is sought. (2) DURATION- (A) IN GENERAL- A stay under this section may be granted for not more than 180 days. (B) EXTENSION-(i) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General may petition the court for an extension of the stay for additional 180-day periods. (ii) RECERTIFICATION- A court shall grant an extension under clause (i) if the Secretary of State recertifies that the United States remains engaged in good faith discussions with the foreign state defendant concerning the resolution of the claims against the foreign state, or any other parties as to whom a stay of claims is sought.

In law, the noun “stay” means “a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings.”

In other words, Section 5 of S. 2040, which was added to the bill via an amendment, enables the permanent suspension (“extension of the stay for additional 180-day periods“) of any lawsuits against Saudi Arabia for its role in 9/11.

The amendment that neutered S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was introduced and co-sponsored by a Jewish senator, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is one of the 24 original co-sponsors of S. 2040 in the first place.

Sen. Chuck SchumerNow ask yourself these questions:

  1. Why would a Jewish U.S. senator help to shield Saudi Arabia, a Muslim country, from lawsuits brought by American victims of 9/11? Aren’t Jews and Muslims supposed to be enemies?
  2. Why would Schumer sponsor S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, then sabotage it with an amendment that defangs the Act?
  3. And why would the Senate approve of Schumer’s amendment by unanimous consent, thereby rendering toothless and really quite pointless the entire Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act? Unless, of course, S. 2040 is all just “smoke and mirror” for show?

In a for-subscribers-only article on May 26, 2016, investigative independent journalist Wayne Madsen not only identifies Saudi Arabia as the country that provided the manpower, finances, and hijacker personnel for 9/11’s cover story that “Al Qaeda did it,” he maintains that Schumer’s amendment was prompted by Israel.

Referring to Saudi Arabia now accusing the U.S. of instigating 9/11, Madsen writes:

Alarmed by the willingness of its regional ally Saudi Arabia to question the official version of 9/11, Israel weighed in with New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer to place a “poison pill” in the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) bill that cleared the Senate in a unanimous vote. The bill would allow the families of the victims of foreign government-sponsored terrorism to sue the governments involved for damages. The law [S. 2040], which President Obama indicated he would veto, would lift “sovereign immunity” on countries like Saudi Arabia, thus making them liable for civil law suits. Schumer placed an amendment inside the JASTA bill that would allow Saudi Arabia to avoid law suits so long as the U.S. State and Justice Departments certified to the trial judge hearing any JASTA case that the two departments were making good faith efforts with the defendant country to resolve any issues bilaterally. Schumer’s amendment — the Stay of Actions Pending State Negotiations — would also allow the State and Justice Departments to seek from the court continual 180-day stays, thus killing any lawsuits indefinitely.

Israel is also concerned that it, too, could face lawsuits under the provisions of JASTA. WMR has previously reported that some of the footnotes in the classified 28 pages provide links that lead to Israeli involvement in 9/11. It is noteworthy that the Saudis are blaming the George W. Bush administration for carrying out 9/11 and are leaving Israel out of the equation. Schumer’s actions on behalf of the Saudis are a clear indication that the Saudi-Israeli alliance remains intact.

Coupled with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision, after his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, to not allow JASTA to come before a full House vote and Obama’s promise to veto the bill, it is all but dead. Meanwhile, Congress has been inundated with Saudi lobbyists who now appear to have been successful in killing off JASTA. However, the damage to the troika of conspirators may have already been done.

Schumer, a virtual agent for the government of Israel, has killed JASTA to protect two of the conspirators — Israel and Saudi Arabia. That leaves only the U.S. neoconservatives who were involved in facilitating 9/11 without protection. And with Donald Trump already giving muted signals that 9/11 was an inside job, the neocons have only Hillary Clinton to provide them protection. If Trump wins the White House, the neocons will be left as the exposed third leg of the 9/11 troika.

Obama bows to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, April 2009.

Obama bows to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, April 2009.

By the way, how come we never hear news about the terrible Islamic State/ISIS persecuting or beheading Jews, while ISIS is slaughtering Christians?

In Revelation 3:9, Jesus warned about fake Jews: “those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars”. For my post on 90% of Jews in the world not being genetic descendants of the ancient Hebrews, go here.

See also “Pact with the devil: Israel gives weapons and free medical care to Syrian jihad”.

~Eowyn

Republicans Who Will Reinstate The Draft

can·non fod·der – noun
soldiers regarded merely as material to be expended in war

draft-women

Photo from an article in Las Vegas Review Journal

BREITBART: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie Say Women Must Register For Wartime Emergency

by JORDAN SCHACHTEL | 7 Feb 2016 | Washington, DC

The Republican establishment hopefuls in the 2016 race want the government to make women sign up for the modern version of the emergency military draft…

Read the whole article.


Please note Dr. Eowyn’s article, The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are… 

Her article names Bush, Clinton, Cruz and Rubio as the candidates who are most heavily funded by Wall Street and other agenda-driven PACs.

Conclusion:
The candidates most likely to draft our loved ones against their will, are also the ones with the most strings attached to shadowy money sources!

Hmmmm…

First debate of 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Sound off in our polls!

If you missed last night’s debate, here it is.

The 10 candidates were selected for the debate based on their rankings in public opinion polls.

The individual who uploaded the video to YouTube warned that “I had to chop out about 45 seconds of some parts of where Trump spoke because Univision filed a copyright claim on this video claiming they owned the video, when they clearly don’t…they are only doing it because of Trump.”

Ominously, Trump said he’s not ruling out running as a third party candidate if he’s not the Republican Party’s nominee.

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The names in the poll below are arranged in accordance to their standings (popularity) in polls:

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~Éowyn

So You Think You’re Safe With the 2014 Republican Win

“The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international.  The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.  Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.  The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method …..Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but WILL STILL PURSUE, with new vigor, approximately the SAME BASIC POLICIES.”  –1966 Carroll Quigley in his book, Tragedy and Hope

Democrats and Republicans

The Morning After the 2014 Elections

This morning I did something I never do.  I turned on Fox News to hear what had happened with the election.  All local channels were also checked and listened to for a few minutes.  The whole Rah-Rah of the Republicans regaining the Senate after 8 years, the new Republican governorships, and seats in congress, was blasting on Fox and conservative radio talk shows. The propaganda being spewed was that we have been saved.  What a far cry from the truth.

Every morning program, including Fox, featured their hero, Gov. Chris Christie because he won New Jersey with a 21 point landslide.  What does this tell you about the people of New Jersey?  I mean really…Christie is certainly no conservative. In 2011, he appointed Islamist Sohail Mohammed for Superior Court judge of NJ.  What he didn’t tell folks was that Mohammed was an attorney for Imam Mohammed Qatanani, a radical cleric linked to Hamas that the Department of Homeland Security wants to deport from the country. Mohammed was also the General Counsel for the American Muslim Union, a group closely tied to Qatanani’s mosque, the Islamic Center of Passaic County. The mosque continues to be an outreach partner of the Christie Administration.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) honored Christie in September of 2014, as one of the heroes making “outstanding contributions to pushing back against Islamophobic trends in 2011 and 2012.” CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-financing trial and the Justice Department labeled it as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.  Read more about Christie’s Islamic ties here in the Clarion Project.

Remember too who Christie has as his advisors for his 2016 presidential run. The top two advisors who should worry the public are Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a position he has held since July 2003. Haass also has been Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution, (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York) a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a Rhodes Scholar.  The other wonderful advisor really takes the cake…it’s none other than Soviet Agent, Henry Kissinger.  Needless to say, I didn’t spend much time watching these news programs.

2010 Election

Americans really do have very short memories. Do any of you remember the 2010 TP midterm elections?  In the 2010 midterm elections, The New York Times identified 138 candidates for Congress with significant Tea Party support, and reported that all of them were running as Republicans. According to a calculation on an NBC blog, of the candidates that were backed by a Tea Party group, or identified themselves as a Tea Party member, 50% were elected to the Senate and 31% to the House, which resulted in 87 new house members.  That was a big win for Republicans.  Within 6 weeks of taking office, all of these TP candidates drank the Potomac Punch and became the new neo-conservative Trotskyites in the House and Senate.

Let’s just look at what the 2010 TP Republicans voted for…not a pretty sight.  Here are just a few of their unconstitutional votes:

  1. Pigford farm payouts which is nothing more than wealth redistribution.
  2. Cut, Cap and Balance Act to raise the federal debt limit.
  3. Voted against cutting 100 billion from Obamacare
  4. The National Defense Authorization Act was passed, eliminating habeas corpus for American citizens, although many of these new reps claimed it was not in the act…
  5. They passed the reauthorization of the Patriot Act.
  6. And here are the names of the 92 house Republicans who stood with Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats when they voted February of 2011, AGAINST Rep. Jim Jordan’s amendment to cut government spending.

Tea Party favorite Allen West even told us the NDAA did not have the elimination of habeas corpus for American citizens, and he even sat on the committee for the NDAA.  As good as West is on understanding the dangers of Islam, he failed his constituents a number of times.  In fact, when he voted for the debt ceiling increase, he angered his district so much that when he was interviewed after the vote by Laura Ingraham, he called the Tea Party folks schizos.  Here is the video of that interview.  West lost his next election, mostly because of redistricting, but also because he failed the people who put him in office.

What Will They Fix?

Talk show host,Dennis Prager is fond of stating that all Republicans voted against Obamacare, but what he never states is that all Republicans did NOT vote to defund Obamacare.  Now that we have a Republican Congress and Senate, do you believe they’ll defund it?  Hell no they won’t…they’ll “tweak” it to suit their own purposes…all for the good of us “useless eaters” and the dumbed down masses, doncha know!

The House has had a majority of Republicans and they could have possibly stopped many of the President’s Executive Orders which are totally unconstitutional. Congress can override an executive order by the President if they have a 2/3 majority vote. They can also pass legislation that won’t allow funding for whatever the President wants to do. This keeps our government from becoming a dictatorship.  However, we’ve not heard a peep out of any of our Congress criminals regarding Obama’s overwhelming use of his pen now, have we?

Congress is the legislative arm of the government, not the president. The article, “Do Executive Orders Violate the Constitution?” will answer many of the questions regarding EO’s. Another excellent article on EO’s is this one by Jim Powell at Forbes Magazine.

The Players

So, we now have Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader, and John Boehner as Speaker of the House.  Don’t those two give you great hope that the Republic will be saved?  Highly doubtful in my book.  Boehner sides with Obama way too much for my comfort, and of course loves playing golf with the Prez.  McConnell is very tight with the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity who I’ve written about many times.  In a recent article, McConnell’s father-in-law’s ship was found to be carrying a large quantity of cocaine.  The Senator is married to Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush.  Neither man is a true Constitutional conservative, and their votes and actions tell the tale.  They both impress me as male Pelosi’s.

My good and wise friend said this, “The new majority will pretend to tweak Obamacare, but they’ll leave it pretty much intact; they’ll pretend to be against cheap, illegal, immigrant labor, but they’ll fund millions of new, incoming illegals; there will be MORE war, since the chickenHAWKS will be in charge. The end result is that you’ll have to look at senile, old fart Mitch McConnell spewing lies instead of senile, old fart Harry Reid. Wow, isn’t that a refreshing change! I feel so much better about the future, don’t you?

Conclusion

Please re-read the quote at the beginning of this article.  It tells the true story by Professor Carroll Quigley, of Georgetown University and Bill Clinton’s mentor.  Quigley was allowed into the archives of the Council on Foreign Relations for two years and wrote his book regarding same…you can still buy a copy of Tragedy and Hope.  As he stated, the citizenry gets angry and “throws the rascals out,” only to get a new set of rascals voted in who will continue with the very same agenda.

Is there any hope for the Republic?  Perhaps, but it would depend on action by the people.  After more than 50 years of watching our nation’s deterioration, I’m not sure there is a lot of hope.  Until the citizenry dumps Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and their sports and beer, and starts demanding their representatives obey the Constitution and listen to the taxpaying public, nothing will change.  It is the responsibility of the American people to keep these critters in DC in line.  A WWII vet recently told a talk show host that America had become too soft.  What an incredibly true statement.  We need our citizenry to have the chutzpah (guts) to harass and force these politicos to tow the line.  Until we do that, God help us, because we sure aren’t helping ourselves.

~Kelleigh Nelson