Russian Collusion?

The following adapted transcript is taken from Imprimis.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 7, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

We keep being told that President Trump is not normal. This much has been blindingly obvious. He had never run for office or otherwise served in a public capacity. He has been accused, not without reason, of breaking all manner of political norms. America’s most nontraditional president was never going to conduct business as usual from the West Wing. Less than a year into his first term, he has already caused much anguish in Washington. This should be no surprise—while running for office Trump repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” and shake things up. Americans knew who they were voting for, and history will judge the results. Continue reading “Russian Collusion?”

No, Proper English Grammar and Spelling Is Not ‘Elitist’

Those who say it is can only hurt the very people they claim to be defending.

In an op-ed for the New York Times this past Sunday, columnist Farhad Manjoo urged Twitter users to let up on President Trump’s poor spelling in tweets, arguing that caring about spelling or grammar is “elitist,” and that linguistic propriety was unnecessary on Twitter because the platform’s brevity and immediacy make mistakes inevitable. There are a number of problems with this argument, but the most concerning is its subtle endorsement of the woefully misguided idea that the insistence on proper English is oppressive.

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Trump is Right to Stand Up!

The neighbor across the border chimes in on a view of the Paris Climate agreement.  I wonder if he is typical of Canadians?

The Paris Agreement is nothing but a lofty and symbolic United Nations initiative – one that facilitates smug liberal virtue-signaling, big government intervention in the economy and socialist redistribution of wealth.
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Right Choice for American & the World

Here is Marlo Lewis’ take on one view of the Paris Agreement/Treaty.  It is an interesting one and his thoughts were published before the Trump announcement.

The Paris Agreement was the capstone of President Obama’s climate action plan, the political strategy by which he intended to give the Clean Power Plan and other legally dubious climate policies a treaty-like status, but without going through the constitutional treaty process. Continue reading “Right Choice for American & the World”

Who Needs Elections–We Got Judges!

From the American Thinker: more here.

Marc O. DeGirolami is a law professor at St. John’s University and the author of The Tragedy of Religious Freedom.

Professor DeGirolami wrote a great post this weekend about judges with a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome:

Something ugly is happening to the First Amendment. It is being contorted to enable judges to protest Donald Trump’s presidency.

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Spending Decrease Proposals

On just one, the EPA.  The Environmental PROTECTION Agency is no longer protecting the environment.  She is creating hell on earth for farmers and private land owners.  Her regulations are out of control.  She has infringed on so many rights of American citizens and it is a very serious matter.   Lastly, much of the money is spent on establishing that the temperature is going up in America.  OK, we get it, the temperature is going up.  Stop measuring and come up with very practical ways that humans can help delay temperature increases in America.  Don’t just keep spending the budget on measuring the temperature.

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LAST NIGHT IN SWEDEN

I am keenly interested in Sweden and the cultural shifts taking place there.   I’ve watched reports from there long before Donald Trump took office, so I know about the crime, no-go zones, anti-assimilation and more.

Now the New York Times is picking up on the story after President Trump made a comment about the chaos in Sweden. But it seems from a Front Page reporter, that there is denial round and round on both sides of the ocean. Continue reading “LAST NIGHT IN SWEDEN”

Executive Order Travel Ban from 7 Countries

The Washington Post today condemns President Trump’s loose talk about banning Muslims.  The report is that the judges who held up the ban are using his words from the campaign to establish intent for the executive order submitted for the ban on immigration of the sever Muslim-dominate countries.

Media reporting in this country has muddled the issue in my mind and so maybe in the minds of many here.  I just posted a couple of videos from Eric Allen Bell who was sent to investigate the building of a mega-mosque in Tennessee.  His investigative work changed his life and his political views.  From him I take some clarification which makes sense.  The problem is not a Muslim problem.  The problem is an Islam problem.  Per Eric many Muslims do not believe all of the Qur’an.   Other Muslims on the other had know that the later writings of the prophet encouraged violence and that take those verses literally.  That is a minority.  Worldwide the minority who take a more radical view of the Qur’an is approximately 25% of Muhammad’s followers.

Thus, when the Post writes: “They cite his August speech advocating screening out people ‘who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law.‘”  “They,” are the judges who “rejected” President Trump’s executive order on banning Muslims.  Stand on Sharia law is one criteria for entry into our country which is a serious flag for anyone entering.

My view is that we should not ban Muslims.  We should ban those who have threatening views that go counter to our principles, the US Constitution including the Bill of Rights and our way of life.  President Trump said as much in his campaign, that we have to “figure out what is going on.”   The criteria could be quickly derived and implemented.  There is not a need for country-by-country ban.   However, those coming from territory held by ISIS may need further vetting in my view.

Islam presents other challenges.  What we have seen in America and Europe is that Imam’s are the source for physical jihad and converting Muslims into active jihadists.  I don’t have an answer for how the country assesses Imam’s who are in the USA.  But, I know that some Imam’s are a source for radicalization of those hearing their teaching.

At Ramadan I’ve visited a local musjid along with other non-Muslims.  Muslims are very hospitable.  The Imam at these visits made many anti-American statements. That Imam has since left and I don’t know the current Imam.  But the rhetoric of the former Imam was potentially inciting.

So, the problem IS Islam and the writings of the prophet.  The issue is what is the ideology of the Muslim who is coming to America.  To keep the peace and tranquility and to form a more perfect Union, the country needs a method to address the entry of anyone who opposes safety, peace and tranquility and who could disturb the peace and tranquility.

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What does the Executive Order ban actually do?