Sunday, May 26, 2019

op ed review 5/26

This Poll Gives Strongest Evidence For Reelection Of President Trump
It´s not just Rasmussen! Trump tops 50 per cent in a second poll amid trade chaos as Zogby finds more than Half of millennials approve of his job performance

Jon Voight declares President Trump ‘greatest president since Abraham Lincoln’…

This is not good:  Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism

Nancy Pelosi lets Rep. Ilhan Omar serve as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, calls for Impeachment of Trump. (Same Rep. Omar that told a group in January “were going to impeach the mother******”)
Anti-Zionist imam delivers opening prayers in the US House of Representatives
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacks 'Satanic Jews'

Kamala Harris Pledges to Criminalize Private Gun Sales via Executive Action

Democrats Claim ‘Constitutional Crisis,’ Media Repeat It 386 Times

Obama Judge: Congress Can Subpoena Trump’s Personal Finances
That was then, this is now:  When it threatened President Clinton, Schumer, Nadler compared impeachment to cannibalizing children, assassinating a president.

Australia’s Conservatives Win Surprise Election Victory. Voters in mining areas turned against climate change issues.
Saturday Schadenfreude: Al Gore inserts himself into Australia's election — and Aussie voters run the other way
Americans, take note: Aussies just rejected futile, hair-shirt environmentalism

Big surprise! An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody.
Federal judge blocks President Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall.
Hundreds of illegal immigrants stormed a French airport and occupied an entire terminal, demanded to meet with the country’s prime minister. “France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” one person can be heard yelling into a loudspeaker.
California lawmakers weigh budget proposals to cover health care for illegal immigrants

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace to Beto O'Rourke: What Can We Do to Better Cover Your Candidacy?  If this isn’t an in-kind campaign contribution, what is?

Government documents will soon be made public that explain former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power's voluminous unmasking efforts in 2016.  “The documents will show that Power was on a “one-woman crusade” for the Palestinians and against Israel in 2016.”

“The Deep State Just Killed Space Force—and Endangered Us All.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein hosted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for dinner a few weeks ago.  “How is this not colluding with America’s enemies?”

Washington’s governor has signed that freaky human composting funeral legislation that allows residents to recycle loved ones like Seattle requires food waste be composted. “more environmentally friendly…..reduces air particulates and carbon dioxide”

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker Lashes Out on Eve of Elections: "These Stupid Nationalists - Are in Love with Their Own Countries!"

Deep State Exposed: Investigation Finds Thousands of Regulations Issued By Career Bureaucrats In Violation of the Constitution

Documents Show Russia Wanted to Recruit Black Nationalists, Not Trump

Good for them.  Alabama Public Television refuses to air children’s show “Arthur” episode with gay wedding.

NBC accused of smearing Covington Catholic teen in ´Law & Order´ episode

Border Patrol Rep: Record Number of Agents Contracting Illness from Illegals

Killing the Electoral College would turn rural Americans into serfs    5/23

Should rural and small-town Americans be reduced to serfdom? The American Founders didn’t think so. This is one reason why they created checks and balances, including the Electoral College. Today that system is threatened by a proposal called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, or NPV.

Rural America produces almost all our country’s food, as well as raw materials like metals, cotton and timber. Energy, fossil fuels but also alternatives like wind and solar come mostly from rural areas. In other words, the material inputs of modern life flow out of rural communities and into cities.

This is fine, so long as the exchange is voluntary — rural people choose to sell their goods and services, receive a fair price, and have their freedom protected under law. But history shows that city dwellers have a nasty habit of taking advantage of their country cousins. Greeks enslaved whole masses of rural people, known as helots. Medieval Europe had feudalism. The Russians had their serfs.

Credit the American Founders with setting up a system of limited government with lots of checks and balances. The U.S. Senate makes sure all states are represented equally, even low-population rural states like Wyoming and Vermont. Limits on federal power, along with the Bill of Rights, are supposed to protect Americans from overreaching federal regulations. And the Electoral College makes it impossible for one population-dense region of the country to control the presidency.

This is why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. Instead of winning over small-town Americans, she amassed a popular vote lead based on California and a few big cities. She won those places with huge margins but lost just about everywhere else. And the system worked. The Electoral College requires more than just the most raw votes to win — it requires geographic balance. This helps to protect rural and small-town Americans.

Now a California millionaire named John Koza is trying to undo this system. He is leading and funding the National Popular Vote campaign. Their plan is to get state governments to ignore how their own citizens vote in presidential elections and instead get them to cast their electoral votes based on the national popular vote. If it works, this will be like getting rid of the Electoral College but without actually amending the Constitution.

California has already passed NPV, along with 13 other states plus Washington, D.CNevada, with six electoral votes, could be next. NPV only takes effect if it is joined by enough states that they control 270 electoral votes, which would then control the outcome of all future presidential elections. If that happens (NPV needs 81 more electoral votes), and if the courts do not strike it down, big cities will gain more political power at the expense of everyone else.

The idea that every vote should count equally is attractive. But a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin famously reminds us that democracy can be “two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for lunch.” (City dwellers who think that meat comes from the grocery store might not understand why this is such a big problem for the lamb.) And when you think about it, every check on government power, from the Electoral College to the Bill of Rights, is a restraint on the majority.

The Electoral College makes it even harder to win the presidency. It requires geographic balance and helps protect Americans who might otherwise have their voices ignored. All Americans should value constitutional protections, like the Electoral College, that remind us that the real purpose of government is to protect our individual rights.

The Democrats' Alien Voting Strategy: The plan uses the voting booth to obtain power. To do that they need voters. Here’s one way to get truckloads of new voters. Immigrants who become citizens vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Table 4 from this Center for Immigration Reform link shows voter changes as immigrant population increases in 25 U.S. cities.  It gives a pretty good reason why Democrats want more immigrants.  They result in Democratic election wins.

“Democrats only want access to classified documents when they hurt the President. They only want transparency as long as it doesn’t expose their lies. They don’t want what’s best for America. They only want what’s worst for Donald Trump.”
               -Charlie Kirk

“This is your daily reminder Hillary Clinton deleted over 33,000 emails from a private server, as Secretary of State AFTER a congressional subpoena. And Nancy Pelosi has the nerve to accuse the President of a massive coverup.”
               -Charlie Kirk

The pro-life movie "Unplanned" has been effectively banned from playing in Canadian cinemas.

At a graduation ceremony at Liberty University, Vice President Mike Pence warned students that it has become “acceptable and even fashionable to ridicule and discriminate against people of faith,” and that they should “be prepared for persecution.” This was a gentle - one might say Christian - way of describing what has become an all-out war on believers. This war which I have described in my book Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America.

Walter Williams reviews "Restoring the Promise," about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's colleges and universities. First, our universities "are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other industrialized democracies." Second, though there are some important exceptions, students "on average are learning relatively little, spend little time in academic preparation and in some disciplines are indoctrinated by highly subjective ideology." Third, "there is a mismatch between student occupational expectations after graduation and labor market realities." College graduates often find themselves employed as baristas, retail clerks and taxi drivers.

AOC says cauliflower is racist…”Behold The Stupid: AOC Claims Growing Cauliflower is 'Colonial Approach' to Vegetables”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's socialist cauliflower for brains

Speaking to a rally to promote the lunatic Green New Deal that would bankrupt America while allowing China, India, and the rest of the world to continue to emit CO2 without restriction for more than a decade, AOC revealed the inspiration for her economic thinking: Karl Marx.

Government Experiment Brainwashes Children to Manipulate Conservative Parents: They’re not your children anymore. They’re a “treatment group.” “Child-to-parent intergenerational learning—that is, the transfer of knowledge, attitudes or behaviours from children to parents—may be a promising pathway to overcoming socio-ideological barriers to climate concern.”

CNN now the 'hate Trump' network, ex-contributors say: Network 'openly despises conservatives'

Pundit and black conservative activist Candace Owens placed on a list of “hate agents” maintained by Facebook.

Pakistan: teen girl has oil thrown on her, lit on fire for refusing marriage proposal

The FBI has uncovered a homegrown, jihadist compound in the small Alabama town of Macon County.

“When we started our careers, it was considered an honor to be a member of professional societies that helped practitioners keep up with the latest developments in their fields through relevant meetings and publications. But things are different now. Whether it be chemistry, physics, geology or engineering, many of the world’s primary professional societies have changed from being paragons of technical virtue to opportunistic groups focused on maximizing their members' financial gains in support of the climate scare, the world’s greatest science fraud.

It got wetter in the 1990s: climate change! Then it got drier roughly from 2000 to 2013: more climate change! Then it got wetter again starting in 2014, and it continues to be wet: still more climate change! The case for climate change is irresistible, but we always knew that. The Earth’s climate has been changing for millions of years, and it will continue changing until the Earth or its atmosphere disappears.  Meanwhile, a theory that is consistent with everything, and therefore purportedly explains everything, in reality explains nothing.

Many young people suffer from “climate anxiety” for obvious reasons. “Younger generations are more prone to believe climate-change alarmism thanks to our modern-day leftist education complex. Older generations, on the other hand, have lived long enough to know that a plethora of climate doomsday scenarios haven’t unfolded.”

The most quoted like from Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech is, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” It’s a beautiful dream we’ve not only stopped moving towards, Democrats have slammed the car in reverse. To win elections they’re willing to damage the country by engaging in exactly what they tell people they’re fighting. That saddest part is it works.

The general public typically equates the Chamber of Commerce with local Mom and Pop businesses in their area which meet for networking and mutual support in local chapters across the country. This is erroneous. According to the Hill: While local chambers cater to the needs of car dealers and restaurant owners, the national Chamber operates as the lobbying arm of large corporations that have never met a big government program they did not like.

That the U.S. leads the world in mass shooting events, and that the cause is our liberal gun laws, are articles of faith on the Left. This belief, while pervasive in our culture, is untrue: America: is #56 in mass shootings.

Deroy Murdock: 'Blazing Saddles' and other classic films don’t deserve wrath of social justice warriors

Narrative Fail: The Country Has Become Less Prejudiced Under Trump

The Trans Lobby Is Now Marketing to Your Kids

The Mechanics of Deception – the 36 players behind the Steele Dossier

Memorial Day photo: eagle sitting on a gravestone in a National Cemetary

“The more that is given, the less people will work for themselves, and the less they work, the more their poverty will increase.”
                 -Leo Tolstoy

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.”
                 -James Madison