Saturday, January 20, 2018

op ed review 1/21



Senate Democrats have blocked a bill to keep the federal government running and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the next six years.   “Republicans should agree to a (DACA deal) only if it comes with real enforcement measures, such as mandatory E-Verify for new hires, and limits on (chain migration). Only such a deal should be acceptable to Republicans….Hang tough, Republicans.”

Dow breaks above 26,000 for the first time,  1000 points in one week. 31% gain during Trump's first year is the best since FDR
Apple announces plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash, says it will contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next 5 years
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Common Core is Dead at U.S. Department of Education…
For eight years, the Obama administration tried to force nuns and others of faith to act against their moral convictions by complying with mandates including contraceptives, abortion, and assisted suicide. No more.
Bad news for CNN:  White House doctor says president is in excellent health and had a perfect 30/30 score on cognitive screening test. 
Donald Trump will be first US president in 45 years to speak at pro-life march
CNN’s Worst Nightmare – Youngstown Ohio Voters Thrilled With Trump’s First Year…
Mollie Hemingway:  “I wasn’t a Trump supporter. I am now.”

Poll Shows Public Waking Up to Media Lies About GOP Tax Plan

Nancy Pelosi is slated to appear as a guest judge in a drag-queen competition show. (she could be House Speaker again, if things go badly in midterm elections.)
Not a good sign:  a democrat scored a 9-point victory in a special election in Wisconsin's State Senate District, flipping a district that had been held by the GOP since 2000 and that President Trump won by 17 points in 2016.

If it continues, the current “chain migration” process, where newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them, is likely to add a potential 8 million new foreign-born voters to the country’s electorate over the next two decades.
“Undocumented immigrant” accused of murdering deputies, warns he’ll do it again…….“I will break out soon and I will kill more.”
During the Obama administration, ICE was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should effectively stop border crossers.

Demography is destiny:  Mohammed is most popular name for newborn boys In Holland for 2nd year straight

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that states could experiment with work requirements and volunteer community service as prerequisites for Medicaid eligibility, the melodramatic response from Democrats and media allies was predictable. Nancy Pelosi summed up the position: “mean-spirited,” “cynical,” and “spiteful.” USA Today piles on: “Medicaid work requirements are a throwback to rejected racial stereotypes.” Huh?

California Democrats want businesses to give up half their tax-cut savings to state.
California AG: Employers who Cooperate With Federal Immigration Raids Will be Prosecuted

Pope Francis Honors Dutch Abortion Activist with Pontifical Medal of Knighthood
Meanwhile,  215 million Christians are facing “high levels of persecution” in 60 different countries, with “Islamic oppression” the driving factor in eight of the top ten.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Karin McQuillan:  “What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right”

Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment."
In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country. Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral. The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see. I have seen. I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

Senegal was not a hellhole. Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures' terms. But they are not our terms. The excrement is the least of it. Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.

As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal. In fact, I was euphoric. I quickly made friends and had an adopted family. I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man. People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts. The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us. The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese. How could they be? Their reality is totally different. You can't understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

Take something as basic as family. Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins. All the men in one generation were called "father." Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives. Girls get FGM. (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a bar mitzvah or confirmation.) Sex, I was told, did not include kissing. Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas. Fidelity was not a thing. Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.

What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death. Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives. Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees. Yet family was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot comprehend.

The Ten Commandments were not disobeyed – they were unknown. The value system was the exact opposite. You were supposed to steal everything you can to give to your own relatives. There are some Westernized Africans who try to rebel against the system. They fail. We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of Africa. The kleptocracy extends through the whole society. My town had a medical clinic donated by international agencies. The medicine was stolen by the medical workers and sold to the local store. If you were sick and didn't have money, drop dead. That was normal…..corruption ruled, from top to bottom. Go to the post office, and the clerk would name an outrageous price for a stamp. After paying the bribe, you still didn't know it if it would be mailed or thrown out. That was normal.

One of my most vivid memories was from the clinic. One day, as the wait grew hotter in the 110-degree heat, an old woman two feet from the medical aides – who were chatting in the shade of a mango tree instead of working – collapsed to the ground. They turned their heads so as not to see her and kept talking. She lay there in the dirt. Callousness to the sick was normal. Americans think it is a universal human instinct to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's not. It seems natural to us because we live in a Bible-based Judeo-Christian culture.

We think the Protestant work ethic is universal. It's not. My town was full of young men doing nothing. They were waiting for a government job. There was no private enterprise. Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy. It is also incompatible with Senegalese insistence on taking care of relatives.

All the little stores in Senegal were owned by Mauritanians. If a Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he'd go to another country. The reason? Your friends and relatives would ask you for stuff for free, and you would have to say yes. End of your business. You are not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to relatives. The result: Everyone has nothing.

The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work. A job is something given to you by a relative. It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.

I couldn't wait to get home. So why would I want to bring Africa here? Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.

For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation….

We are lectured by Democrats that we must privilege third-world immigration by the hundred million with chain migration. They tell us we must end America as a white, Western, Judeo-Christian, capitalist nation – to prove we are not racist. I don't need to prove a thing. Leftists want open borders because they resent whites, resent Western achievements, and hate America. They want to destroy America as we know it. As President Trump asked, why would we do that?

We have the right to choose what kind of country to live in. I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese. I am not willing to donate my country.


FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“Gonna be incredible when some Democrat screams ‘YOU LIE’ at Trump during the State of the Union and the entire media cheer wildly.”
          -Ben Shapiro
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GLOBALONEY
Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

A new study published in the prestigious journal Nature finds that all those global warming doomsday scenarios aren't credible. Not that you would ever know based on how little coverage this study is getting……..on the same day the Nature study was published, NASA released its latest report on global temperatures, declaring that 2017 was the second hottest year on record, with 2016 the hottest.  Guess which story made front page news?
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LEFTIST WATCH
The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favored globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”.

British School For Girls Won't Let Teachers Call Students 'Girls.'  "……fears that using the 'g-word' could result in pupils who are changing sex being 'misgendered.'"​
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ARTICLES
VDH:  “Nobama: President Trump disassembles Obama legacy”

“Congratulations NY Times Hack Paul Krugman Winner of the 2017 #FakeNewsAwards! – You Finally Won an Award You Deserve!”

How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It
Employee Lawsuit Reveals Google as Intolerant Race Cult

2017: The Year the News Media Went to War Against a President

Since the election of President Trump, we have witnessed a series of rulings by Clinton- and Obama-appointed federal judges to block executive orders (E.O.) related to immigration.  In each case, the current system has allowed a single unelected judge to block the actions of a duly elected president who has attempted to exercise the authority conferred upon him by the Constitution and the voters.  Such judicial tyranny cannot be tolerated.  Here’s how to fix it.

Donald Trump Is Shrinking The Government. Everything Else Is Noise.
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WISE WORDS
“Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people. To know how to be free is not given equally to all men and all nations.”
            -Paul Valéry

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