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A New Federal Crime: Train Riding While Black

If I had to pick a government policy that would be most upsetting to our Founding Fathers, I’d be tempted to pick the income tax. Or maybe some useless agency, such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development. After all, surely the Founders didn’t envision – or want – today’s Leviathan government in Washington. […]

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Jeb Bush: worst of the worst for 2016

Believe it or not, we are only 18 months away from the 2016 presidential election — assuming that Obama doesn’t issue an Executive Order declaring himself king and cancel it — and the electorate is beginning to see just how little the Washington establishment has to offer from the so-called front-runners in both parties. According to a just released George Washington University Battleground Poll, Americans aren’t all that excited with the potential 2016 presidential candidates, especially Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member Jeb Bush and Vice President Joe Biden. Overall, the poll found voters pretty unexcited about the current crop of Democrat and Republican candidates based on favorable/unfavorable ratings. An analysis of the poll showed that “Hillary Clinton has the highest favorable (48%) and unfavorable (49%) ratings, with Jeb Bush being the only other person to make it into the forties at 35% favorable and 48% unfavorable. You read that correctly! Jeb Bush is less popular than Hillary Clinton! But the news for Just Eliminate Borders Bush gets worse. The poll analysis also showed that: “Many of the candidates are already on a “would not consider” list, with Bush considered the most unacceptable (60% would not consider) and Joe […]

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It’s official: Multiculturalism now trumps Americanism

In April the White House unveiled a new plan for expediting the citizenship naturalization of nearly 9,000,000 legal immigrants (“Legal Permanent Resident” or “LPR” is the official term) in time for them to vote in the 2016 election. The announcement didn’t make headlines, but it should have. With so much debate and controversy over illegal immigration, conservatives have been slow to recognize the Trojan Horse characteristics of a legal immigration system, which is as much out of control as our open borders. So, only a few people looked behind the curtain to see what is really happening here. When we look at the details of the “New Americans” Integration blueprint, we see a political agenda dangerously foreign to traditional American values. The Obama blueprint is for expediting the naturalization process without regard to the traditional requirements for successful assimilation. As with so many Obama policy initiatives, there are two stories here – first, what Obama is doing, and second, the dog that didn’t bark. The sleeping dog is the leadership of the Republican Party. For starters think of the new terminology: The Task Force on New Americans report does not use the word “assimilation” even once; it is all about […]

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John McCain’s “Mini-Me” ready to run for president

Lindsey Graham, who can usually found around the Capitol playing the role of “Mini-Me” to John McCain’s “Dr. Evil,” says he’s “98.6 percent sure” that he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Like McCain before him, Graham is a member of the Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame. He is considered a national security hawk and an ardent advocate of “immigration reform.” So would we be getting a recycled version of John McCain in a Graham candidacy? A few things we already know about these RINOs provides the answer. It was just a few days ago that McCain expressed his strong disagreement with a recent court ruling that found the National Security Agency’s warrantless phone tapping illegal, a sentiment undoubtably held by Graham. It wasn’t that long ago that he expressed his support of the NSA program, saying he was “glad” it existed. And on the immigration issue, McCain and Graham were a part of the immigration reform “Gang of Eight” that advocated a no-holds-barred approach to providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. In a USA Today interview, Graham made it clear that his approach to illegal immigration will be significantly different that his Republican opponents. “If I were president of the United States, I would veto any bill that […]

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Courts say no but Senate RINOs say yes to illegal NSA spying

A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has ruled that the bulk collection of American’s phone records by the government exceeds the law under the Patriot Act. And John McCain isn’t very happy about it. The Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member is worried about the court ruling against the National Security Agency’s phone records collection program because he believes the United States is simply unable to function without the ability to “monitor communications.” Monitor communications? If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure that in the old days before the Patriot Act they called that spying.   “It is clear that 9/11 could have been prevented if we had known about the communications,” McCain told FOX News. “We have to have that capability.” McCain admitted that the government “from time to time” has overstepped the line by invading the privacy rights of Americans — in other words they broke the law — but still called for “balance” between the rights of citizens and the “needs” of the government. “We have to understand this threat, and people seem to have forgotten 9/11,” the RINO from Arizona said. “People don’t understand there are thousands of […]

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GOP lawmaker: Let’s ignore the Constitution and spy on people

  Possible GOP candidate for president Peter King (R-NY) is no lover of the Constitution when it comes to dealing with terrorism, as we see in his recent interview with CNN where he called for more government surveillance of the Muslim community because “that’s where the threat comes from.” He made the remarks in reaction to the shootings in Garland, TX over the weekend that occurred at the “Draw Muhammad” event hosted by Pamela Geller. ISIS is claiming responsibility for that attack, but that hasn’t been verified by U.S. authorities as of the time of this article. In a display of clairvoyance that would make a carnival psychic jealous with envy, Rep. King stated that the attack was clearly “ISIS inspired” during his interview with CNN’s Wolfe Blitzer, and that America needed to take stronger steps to keep the country safe from more terror assaults. “I do believe in having more surveillance of people in the Muslim community, because that’s where the threat comes from.” As his interview with the Wolfe-man came to an end, Pete admitted that some of that surveillance could be considered unconstitutional, but that the FBI should nonetheless be given authority to carry out the spying. […]

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