President Donald J. Trump’s America First Inauguration Speech

President Donald J. Trump’s America First Inauguration Speech

January 20, 2017

“Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

They have been magnificent.

Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment.

It belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day.

This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.

Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.

An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.

Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs.

We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.

We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.

And, yes, together we will make America great again.

Thank you.

God bless you.

And God bless America.”

 

 

 

 

 

What Happened to Hollywood?

January 14, 2017

 

What Happened to Hollywood?

 

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What Happened to Hollywood?

 

Part 1

Ray DiLorenzo

 

 

Where are the Jimmy Stewarts, the Bob Hopes, the Charleton Hestons? Where are the patriotic celebrities such as Barbara Stanwyck or Lana Turner? Who today is like Carole Lombard, who died while raising money selling war bonds?

 

Jimmy Stewart was a bomber pilot in the Army Air Corp, eventually promoted to the rank of Major General by President Ronald Reagan. Mel Brooks fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. was a highly decorated naval officer of WW2, receiving the Silver Star and Legion of Merit.  Gene Hackman joined the Marines at 16 (he lied about his age) and served four and a half years as a field radio operator.  Mickey Rooney served in Patton’s 3rd Army, earning a Bronze Star.  Don Rickles joined the Navy after high school graduation and served between 1941-1946. Charleton Heston enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1944 and served as an aerial gunner on a B-25 bomber. Heston narrated highly classified military and Department of Energy instructional films, particularly pertaining to nuclear weapons and, for six years, held the nation’s highest security clearance.

 

Hollywood’s reputation for pursuasion did not escape the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and Stalin, who controlled it.  They decided they had to take command of this great propaganda tool and, as luck would have it, conditions would soon turn to their advantage.

 

The Great Depression convinced many that capitalism was on its way out and that socialism was the future. In the 1930s, communists found it easy to join with liberals against Hitler’s Germany.  In 1935, the CPUSA set up a Hollywood branch of the party (the Party), albeit highly secretive. This unit was eminently successful in recruiting members, organizing unions and raising money from unsuspecting Hollywood liberals, and then using the funds to support Soviet causes like the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League.

 

During the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact (prior to Hitler’s invasion of Russia), actor Melvin Douglas and screenwriter-director Phillip Dunne proposed that the Motion Picture Democratic Committee (the Committee), a collection of Industry Democrats, condemn Stalin’s invasion of Finland in 1939. But the group had been secretly infiltrated by communists, which rejected the resolution.  Dunne later described it in his 1980 memoir, Take Two, A life in Movies and Politics,  “All over town, the industrious communist tailwagged the lazy liberal dog.”

 

John Cogley, a socialist, in his 1956 Report on Blacklisting, concluded, “There was never an organized, articulate and effective liberal or left-wing opposition to the communists in Hollywood.”  

 

Communists considered writers “artists in uniform,” whose job was to raise consciousness and convey political messages.  Movies of the time were considered by communists to be “bourgeois decadence,” a tool of “capitalist distraction” and therefore subjugation.  Communist Party bosses V.J. Jerome and John Howard Lawson, a co-founder of the Screen Writers Guild, enforced the “art-is-a-weapon” dogma in Hollywood as they did in New York among New York dramatists.  Screenwriter Albert Maltz challenged the doctrine in 1946 in an article in New Masses saying, “An artist can be a great artist without being an intergrated or logical or a progressive thinker on all matters.”  Maltz was arguing that biased politics often resulted in poor writing.

 

As a result, Maltz went through a series of interrogations by the Party and was forced to publish a retraction, trashing his original article, saying, “…the unprincipled attacks upon the left that I have always repudiated and combated.”

 

Dalton Trumbo, a Communist Party member and for a time the highest paid screen writer in Hollywood (Roman Holiday, Spartacus), described screen writing as “literary guerilla warfare.”  Ayn Rand, then a Hollywood screenwriter (Atlas Shrugged) and one of the few in Hollywood who actually had lived under communist rule, pointed out that the American Communist writers, in their zeal, went to extraordinary lengths to show life in the USSR as a land of joyous, well-fed workers who loved their masters.  One movie, Mission To Moscow (1943), even whitewashed Stalin’s murderous show trials of the 1930s.

 

Even though the communists were strongest in the Screen Writers Guild, influencing the content of movies within a highly controlled studio system, especially after the war, proved tricky.

 

This is part 1 of a 2 part article.  Being an important topic, we did not want to exclude important points that would add to the understanding of the subject matter.  We will conclude the article next week.

Jimmy Stewart receiving the French Croix De Guerre with Palm, 1944

 

Members of the Hollywood Ten and their families in 1950

 

 

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California Secessionists Open Embassy In Moscow?

The Calexit movement has opened an ’embassy’ in Russia.  Louis Marinelli, the leader of the group promoting California become an independent country says, “We want to start laying the groundwork for a dialogue about an independent California joining the United Nations now.”  Los Angeles Times, Free Republic

 

Editor’s note: Hollywood would be in a foreign country…hmmmm!  If it wasn’t for California, Trump would have easily won the popular vote. I guess they want the backing of Russia in becoming an independent nation (so who’s really in league with the Russians?). There is no doubt they would be a communist nation, and in our neighborhood.  They can become the Cuba of the far west.  Isn’t that nice?

 

Sexual Assault Climbs By 70% in Sweden & 100% In Finland

Sexual assault in Sweden has increased by 70% in Sweden between the years 2005 – 2015.  In Finland, according to Yleisradio, Finland’s national public broadcaster, sexual assault has increased by over 100% in recent years.  The

Sweden Democrats are the only political force in Sweden that recognizes the danger of mass Muslim immigration, and for this they have been routinely demonized as “far right” and “neo-Nazi.”  American Thinker Breitbart

Editor’s note:  The dike has broken wide open that a cover-up has occurred in Sweden hiding the massive increase in sexual assaults by Muslim men in 2014 and 2015. The media, which previously aided the government in the cover-up, has undergone a shift in policy and will no longer hide the statistics.    

 

Mexican Nationals Returning Home Are Staying Home

Matamoros-–Fearing stiffer immigration enforcement in the coming months, about half of the Mexican nationals who had traveled through the city on their way home claim they will not be returning to the U.S., says Jesus De La Garza, mayor of Matamoros.  According to De La Garza, at least half of the travelers say they plan on not coming back to the U.S. and are planning to seek jobs in Mexico.  In preparation for increased traffic, the mayor has been meeting with Mexico’s Regional Security Team and U.S. law enforcement. Breitbart

 

Editor’s note:  We just may become a nation of laws once again.

Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World – Christians

About 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith last year, one every six minutes.  70% were killed in tribal conflicts in Africa while 30% were murdered by terrorism or government persecution worldwide.  Fox News

Editor’s note: Christians are a third of the world’s population (2.4 billion). Two-thirds of them live in areas of war and violence.  Liberals have nothing to say to Christian conservatives concerning tolerance.

 

 

 

Dems Trying to Leave as Many Landmines As They Can

Fox News Channel’s Charles Krauthammer reacted to the investigation of the DOJ and FBI’s handling of the Clinton email case by saying on Thursday that “it looks as if the Democrats, on their way out the door, are trying to leave behind as many landmines as they can to at least cast doubts on the legitimacy of the Trump victory.”  Breitbart

Editor’s note:  The Clinton email case has been purposely made to look extremely complicated and full of doubt.  In truth, this case has been passed from office to office, on again off again, because no one wanted to prosecute one of their own, especially while she was running for president. Equal justice under the law?

 

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Hard Left Promises Disruption at the Inauguration

 

Anarchists are calling for disruption and violence at the Trump inauguration on January 20th with the goal of shutting it down.  DisruptJ20 has posted on their website a manifesto that clearly shows they are planning widespread civil disobedience and possible illegal actions, calling on “all people of conscience” to shut down the event.

In response, Bikers For Trump has secured a location for their own demonstration in support of the president-elect as he takes office on January 20th. The biker’s permit is for 5,000 people, but they expect at least 10,000  bikers to show.  intellihub, WND, Top Right News

 

Editor’s note:  There will be protesters, but others will attempt to leave Washington, D.C. in total paralysis.  Motorcycle clubs often formed barriers between anti-Trump protesters and the candidate during the campaign. 

 

Anarchists are promising disruption at the inauguration–Bikers for Trump to ride

Pet Peeves

 

Medical Care

 

Why does medical care have to cost what it does?

 

As a middle-class citizen, why is there a good chance I will go bankrupt if I have a major illness, even with insurance?

 

Why did I have to pay $75 for “hospital supplies” in the ER consisting of one alcohol wipe? 

 

Everyone talks about obtaining medical insurance, but almost no one wants to talk about health care cost. Does insurance contribute to that high cost?

 

Consider this:

The Los Angeles Times reported that a woman noticed that her insurance company brought down the cost of a CT scan from $6,707 to $2,336.  The medical facility told her that If she had paid cash and skipped the whole insurance thing, she would have paid $1,054.  The newspaper made another call to a medical center for prices for a CT scan.

The price was $4,423 or $2,400 with Blue Shield. The CT scan would have cost $250 if paid in cash!

A doctor said that a woman’s $782 blood work would have only cost $95 if paid in cash, but she was charged $415 by her insurance company.

 

The problem is not merely a lack of insurance for many people, but a system that has become cumbersome, ambiguous, bureaucratic, impersonal and, in many cases, unnecessarily paying a profit-making third party. The primary goal should be affordability, not insurance.  LA Times

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“Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates.”

 

Former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, March 24, 1989, during National Press Club speech.

 

 

“LIfe is indeed precious, and I believe the death penalty affirms this fact.”

 

Former New York mayor, Ed Koch, in an essay published in The New Republic, April 15, 1985

 

 

 

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed.  He said, “Look, here’s what happened.”

 

Vice President Joe Biden, September 22, 2008

 

 

Editor’s note:  Roosevelt was not president when the stock market crashed in 1929, and there were no televisions.

Islamic Terror Update

 

2017

 

Just since the beginning of this year!

 

There were 90 Islamic terrorist attacks in 20 countries.

564 people were killed and 896 people were injured.  

 

As a reminder, these were civilian attacks.

 

1/11/17 – A man yelling praises to Allah stabs a customer at a store parking lot – Oberhausen, Germany – 1 injured.

 

1/10/17 – A man and a teenager are publicly executed for having ‘gay sex’ – Buale, Somalia – 2 killed.

 

1/10/17 – A Shahid suicide attack on afternoon commuters kills 38 – Kabul, Afghanistan – 38 killed, 70 injured.

 

1/08/17 – Twelve citizens are beheaded by the Islamic State for having satellite dishes – Raqqa, Syria – 12 killed.

 

1/07/17 – A ‘magician’ is beheaded by a Sharia court – Raqqa, Syria – 1 killed.

 

1/07/17 – Ten people are killed when Fulani militants storm a Christian village – Kawyine, Nigeria – 10 kiled.

 

1/07/17 – At least 48 people are incinerated by tanker rigged with explosives by the Islamic State – Azaz, Syria – 48 killed, 105 injured.

 

This is only a small sample of the attacks this week.

 

Islamic terrorists have carried out more than

30,118 deadly attacks since 9/11

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Photo from a video of a child shooting a helpless man in a children’s playpen and then shouting “Allah Akbar” (Allah is greater).

 

I saw the video.  The boy shot the man seven times, probably emptying the gun. These people are animals, worse than the Nazi SS! 

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Chicago Shooting Count

 

 

The Chicago Shooting Count

For 2017 

 

as of January 13, 2017 (8pm MST), is:

 

16 Shot & Killed 

 

16 Homicides (a murder every 11:05 hours)

 

90 Shot & Wounded  (a shooting every 2:01 hours)

 

Total Shot:  106

 

2017 Victim Totals By Race

78.3% Black, 16.6% Hispanic, 5.1% White/Other

80.3% of assailants were unknown

resulting in no arrest.

 

 

 

Editor’s note: Depending on the state, there are different types of homicide (the killing of a person by another person)…criminal (first degree or manslaughter), justifiable or excusable., Police involved shootings for 2016, so far:  11 killed, 14 wounded (less than 1/2 of 1%) Cost of medical care for 2016 through 11/30 is: $225,057,000. heyjackass.com

 

You can blame much on a poor education system, gangs, a lack of jobs and an unresponsive government; but, a portion of the blame goes to the individuals who would not or could not find it within themselves to build  a better life.

Two people were shot, including a 27 year old pregnant woman in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood.

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What Say You?

Release The Hounds – 1/7/17

“Teriffic, as always!!!! And you are correct…the left always projects themselves onto others, giving others clear incite into who they really are.”   CN

 

“Bloody excellent newsletter and site! Love the stats and find your stance on things sits directly on the straight and narrow.  Keep it up.”  RL

 

 

Hate Factories – 12/3/16

A loyal reader forwarded a newsletter to a liberal family member and received a negative response.  The newsletter featured an article regarding our education system, both grade school and college, having become liberal indoctrination centers.

 

The letter:

“Please remove me from any future mailings of this kind.  I do not partake in fear mongering, hate speech propaganda.  Such devisive language only broadens the chasms between sides of the political spectrum.”  anonymous by intent

 

Editor’s note:  Besides being a manufactured sound bite, this person, like all liberal true believers, put his/her argument on a purely moral basis while being condescending…”I do not partake in fear mongering, hate speech propaganda.”  It is a favorite tactic to get the Conservative to back off and avoid dealing with the encounter.  They will rarely answer or step up to the challenge.  If they do, be ready for ‘moral superiority.’

 

 

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IMMIGRATION FAILURES VS. AMERICANS by Michael Cutler

Editor’s Note: From our great friend and regular SUA contributor, Michael Cutler, retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years. He has testified before well over a dozen congressional hearings.

He hosts “The Michael Cutler Hour” on USA Talk Radio Fridays at 7 p.m. (EST) and is frequently interviewed by broadcast media on various aspects of immigration issues, especially the nexus to national security.

 

Immigration Failures vs. Americans

How law enforcement failures undermine our citizen’s civil rights.

by Michael Cutler

 

 

 

Immigration anarchists have repeatedly drawn false analogies between their efforts to block the enforcement of immigration laws and the heroic action of those whose hard-fought efforts for decades provided black Americans with civil rights, but at great cost.

These anarchists emulate Jimmy Carter, creator of the Orwellian term ‘Undocumented Immigrant’ by referring to advocates for fair and effective immigration law enforcement as being “Anti-Immigrant.”  This despicable tactic is now being used to falsely attack Senator Jeff Sessions, the nominee for Attorney General, accuse his support for such effective enforcement of our immigration laws as running contrary to civil rights and being against immigrants.

These anarchists refuse to concede what should be obvious, while aliens illegally present in the United States are entitled to human rights and due process, they are not entitled to broad civil rights protections.  It is an outrageous contradiction in concepts to claim that aliens whose mere presence represents a violation of law should be provided with opportunities equal to those provided to American citizens and lawful immigrants.

In reality, immigration anarchists are, themselves, responsible for undermining the civil rights of Americans, particularly American minorities who suffer the greatest harm because of the failures of our government to enforce the immigration laws.  Those immigration anarchists also are responsible for undermining the civil rights of lawful immigrants.

For the sake of clarity and to prevent any potential misunderstandings, illegal aliens, not unlike others, are entitled to human rights and are properly entitled to due process when accused of committing crimes.  There are two reasons why due process must be devoid of consideration as to the immigration status of the accused.  First of all, it is a matter of fairness and justice.

Creating a lower standard for convicting illegal aliens for committing crimes would undermine the judicial system.

Additionally, unscrupulous prosecutors who simply wanted a “quick kill” would be encouraged to seek the conviction of illegal aliens who did not actually commit the crime.  This is immoral and unjust.  Secondly, under such circumstances, law enforcement authorities would stop looking for the actual criminal who would therefore remain at large and continue to pose a threat.

Civil rights laws were initially enacted to address the wrongs visited upon black Americans beginning with slavery and then segregation.

Today those laws are focused on providing citizens, irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity or orientation, with equal protection under our laws and equal opportunities, thereby enabling them to be full participants in the communities where they live and throughout our nation.

Sanctimonious and hypocritical mayors of “Sanctuary Cities” portray themselves as heroic figures, perhaps on par with the “Freedom Riders” who, decades ago, at great personal risk, fought to end racial discrimination and segregation in the South.

Make no mistake, those Freedom Riders were heroes who should be lauded and remembered for their morality, courage and achievements.

Mayors of Sanctuary Cities, however, are anything but heroes.  They are betrayers.  Betrayers of the Constitution, betrayers of their oaths of office, betrayers of national security and public safety and betrayers of their constituents.

Such rogue politicians act against the best interests of their constituents and those who reside in, or visit their cities by turning their jurisdictions into magnets for aliens who are illegally present in the United States.  Among those illegal aliens are those who have serious criminal histories, have outstanding arrest warrants in the United States or in other countries or may be international terrorists or supporters of terrorism.  These aliens may have entered the United States without inspection or entered through ports of entry but went on to otherwise violate our immigration laws that, it must be noted, are completely and utterly blind as to race, religion or ethnicity.

Such rogue politicians act against the best interests of those who reside in, or visit their cities, because they are turning their jurisdictions into magnets for aliens who are illegally present in the United States.  Among those illegal aliens are those who have serious criminal histories, have outstanding arrest warrants in the United States or in other countries or may be international terrorists or supporters of terrorism.  These aliens may have entered the United States without inspection or entered through ports of entry but went on to otherwise violate our immigration laws that, it must be noted, are completely and utterly blind as to race, religion or ethnicity.

The ultimate “hate crime” involves acts of violence committed against members of a community because of factors such as race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.  Transnational gangs often target their victims because of such factors.  Failures of immigration law enforcement have enabled such violent gangs to flourish across the United States.

Beyond undermining national security and public safety, Sanctuary Cities additionally attract massive numbers of illegal aliens who have no legal authority to work in the United States yet are able to secure illegal employment, thereby displacing American workers.

This includes American teenagers – often American minority teenagers, who find themselves unable to find a job, creating for them the conundrum of not being able to get a job without a resume but not being able to assemble a resume without first getting a job.

Furthermore, labor is a commodity.  Flooding the labor pool with foreign workers, suppresses the value of labor.  Consequently, even Americans and lawful immigrants who don’t lose their jobs to illegal aliens likely face wage suppression because of them.

It is more than mere coincidence that the division of the Civil Rights Commission that deals with discriminatory employment practices is referred to as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

Employment, in point of fact, provides opportunities to those who are able to work.

those who are able to work.

Opportunities to be self-sufficient, opportunities to succeed and advance and prosper all revolve around the ability to be gainfully employed.

Blocking qualified workers from job opportunities deprives them essential and fundamental opportunities to be successful.

Politicians who comply with the demands of campaign contributors and others who exert pressure on them to flood America with cheap and compliant foreign labor to displace American workers and suppress wages.

The destruction of the middle class is not an “unintended consequence” but the goal of their duplicitous conduct.

A news report on how job losses create multiple stresses quoted Michael McKee, a psychologist at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic who articulated his concerns about how the possible loss of financial ability to support oneself and family my lead to a loss of self-respect and the respect of others.  Thus leading to the loss of identity, security and daily structure, ultimately leading to people who lose meaning and hope.

A study published a couple of years ago found that poverty stresses the brain so much that it’s like losing 13 IQ points.

Prior to the Second World War the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws was vested primarily within the Labor Department to make certain that Americans would not have to compete with foreign workers for jobs.  This is how America created the largest and most upwardly mobile middle class of all countries on this planet at the time, thus creating the “American Dream.”

Civil rights laws also enforced in conjunction with our immigration laws to make certain that employers treat all employees equally including aliens provided that the aliens in question are authorized by law to be employed in the United States.  Indeed, even where the employer sanctions provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation and under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, discriminatory employment practices were prohibited to insure, equal employment opportunities.  Over time these laws were amended to protect additional groups of protected workers and even include aliens who are authorized to work in the United States.

In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) on its website.  Among the provisions of IRCA was a massive amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens and the provision that, for the very first time, deemed the knowing employment of illegal aliens to be a violation of law.

The EEOC has a vested interest and, indeed, jurisdiction, in cases involving allegations of Employment Discrimination.

Not only does the EEOC have jurisdiction when Americans claim employment discrimination, but it also has jurisdiction if an allegation is made that an alien, authorized to work in the United States seeking employment, suffered discrimination during the hiring process by an overly zealous employer who went beyond the requirements of preparing the Form I-9 to verify the identity and eligibility of an alien applying for a job or if an alien, authorized to work in the United States, faced discriminatory policies by his/her employer.

However, all of the laws and regulations that have been promulgated to end workplace discrimination are undone by the veritable army of foreign workers who have displaced beleaguered American workers.

Think of how many politicians running for office promise to help “create jobs” and to “bring back jobs to America.”

Whether politicians are running for political office on the local, state or federal level.  Whether they seek to become a member of the city council, mayors or governors.  Even if they are candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate or even the Presidency of the United States, they all make that same  promise about jobs and “getting Americans back to work.”

Failures of the immigration system make those promises largely meaningless when American workers are displaced by aliens.

For open borders/immigration anarchists, failures of the immigration system are to be engineered and then celebrated.

In reality, those failures are devastating to America and Americans and undermine the letter and spirit of our civl rights laws.

If immigration anarchists want to point to those responsible for undermining civil rights, they should stand in front of a mirror and point at themselves.



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Critical Thinking and Foresight by our Founding Fathers to Protect We The People Against Total Control


 

 

 

 

Here are the facts:

Trump won the popular vote in 31 states to her 19 and DC. 62% to her 38%. Trump led in the total popular vote for all states except California.

Hillary won California 5,860,714 to Trump’s 3,151,821. 61.6% to 33.1%, exclusive of the other candidates. Thus California gave Hillary the popular vote for all states as claimed by the Democrats and their media stooges.

But deduct her California vote from her national vote leaving her with 54,978,783, and deduct Trump’s California vote from his national total, leaving him with 57,113.976, he wins in a landslide in the other 49 states, 51.3% to her 48.7%.

So, in effect, Hillary was elected president of California and Trump was elected president of the rest of the country, by a substantial margin.

This exemplifies the wisdom of the Electoral College, to prevent the votes of any one populace state from overriding the votes of the others.

Trump’s Campaign Manager, Kellyanne Conway, whose expertise is polling, saw this early on and devised her strategy of “6 pathways to the White House”. This meant ignoring California with its huge Democrat majority and going after the states that would give him the necessary electoral votes to win, FL, NC, MI, PA, OH, and WI.

At its lowest point since the civil war! Could this mean the end of the Democrat Party? When the afternoon of January 20, 2017 arrives, the Republican Party will have: 1) The Presidency. 2) A majority of the House of Representatives. 3) A majority of the Senate. 4) Almost two-thirds of all the governors. 5) Total control of the statehouses in almost two-thirds of all the states. 6) And in the near future, Republicans will be able to add a majority of the Supreme Court.

The above has never happened before in American history.

Think about this and let it sink in for a moment.

And it’s all because of one reason: Barack Obama forcing his extreme far-left agenda on an unwilling country by executive orders, left wing judges, and obsequious bureaucrats…and lets call it like it is…he was a race baiter, too!

It’s important to pass this on. With the demand that we do away with the Electoral College and take the popular vote being pushed by the media, etc, all Americans need to know that the Electoral College is working exactly as our Founding Fathers intended.

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Climate Change. “Why our CO2 emissions do not increase Atmosphere CO2” by Dr. Ed Berry

From our great friend Dr. Ed Berry, our environment and climate adviser to Stand Up America.


Why our CO2 emissions do not increase Atmosphere CO2

by Edwin Berry, PhD, Atmospheric Physics – also published in NewsWithViews

The genius of Al Gore

Give Al Gore an A for marketing and an F for science. But, hey, we all know the sale is in the marketing. The genius of Al Gore was to make his invalid myth simple:

  1. Our CO2 emissions increase Atmosphere CO2, and
  2. Atmosphere CO2 heats the Earth.

What could be simpler? Al Gore assumed his two invalid claims were true. His marketing job was to make you believe bad things happen when Atmosphere CO2 rises.

Everybody believed Al Gore. Well, almost everybody. His simple, inaccurate description of how our climate works created a generation of “science deniers,” some with misinformed PhD’s. Al Gore turned climate science into a political-environmental movement.

The alarmists’ goal is to scare you into believing our CO2 causes climate change. Once scared into an invalid belief, you will tend to hold that invalid belief forever.

Those who believe Al Gore’s marketing believe they can make the Earth cooler by reducing our CO2 emissions. Al Gore has sold them a bridge to nowhere.

Climate alarmists are like the Aztecs who believed they could make rain by cutting out beating hearts and rolling decapitated heads down temple steps.

Both of Al Gore’s two assumptions are wrong. This article shows how his first assumption is wrong. Nature, not human CO2 emissions, causes the changes in Atmosphere CO2.

The Logical Fallacy of Climate Change

Climate alarmists tell us climate change causes bad stuff to happen, and if bad stuff happens, they claim it is our fault. The alarmist logic goes like this:

If human CO2 causes climate change, then bad stuff will happen.

Bad stuff happens. Therefore, human CO2 causes climate change.

This alarmist claim is the well-known logical fallacy called “Affirming the Consequent.” Here is an example that illustrates this logical fallacy:

If Bill Gates owns Fort Knox, then Bill Gates is rich.

Bill Gates is rich. Therefore, Bill Gates owns Fort Knox.

The logical error is to assume that every result has only one possible cause. Shrinking glaciers do not prove we caused them to shrink.

The relevant climate change questions are about cause and effect.

The relevant climate change questions are not whether the climate has changed. Climate always changes. The only relevant climate change questions concern cause and effect:

  1. Do Human CO2 emissions significantly increase Atmosphere CO2?
  2. Does Atmosphere CO2 significantly increase climate change?

Climate alarmists must prove BOTH answers are YES. Otherwise, they lose their case.

This article shows why the answer to the first question is NO. A future article will show why the answer to the second question is also NO.

Why Human CO2 emissions do not cause climate change.

Fig. 1 shows why nature’s CO2 emissions, not Human CO2, are the major cause of the observed change in Atmosphere CO2.

All numbers in this article represent amounts of CO2. CO2 units are in parts per million by volume (ppmv) of CO2. Gigatons of Carbon (GtC) convert to ppmv using: 1 ppmv of CO2 = 2.13 GtC.

In the middle of Fig. 1 is a box that represents the CO2 in our atmosphere. The amount of CO2 in our Atmosphere in 2015 was 400.

Land and Ocean CO2 emissions into the Atmosphere total about 100 each year (plus or minus ten percent). An almost equal amount flows from Atmosphere CO2 to Land and Ocean CO2 each year (References: CDIAC, 2016; IPPC, 2007a; IPPC, 2007b).

Fig. 1. Our Atmosphere’s CO2 is like a big lake. It receives CO2 from two big rivers (Land and Ocean) and from one small river (Human). Temperature controls CO2 flow from Land and Ocean to Atmosphere. Lake level rises or falls until outflow equals inflow.

Let’s use an analogy to help understand Fig. 1. Let water in a lake represent Atmosphere CO2.

Two large rivers flow into the lake. One river represents Land CO2. The other river represents Ocean CO2. Together, they supply about 100 units per year to the lake.

Lake water spills over a dam. The inflow of 100 raises the lake level until the outflow over the dam equals the inflow.

Similarly, the flow of Land and Ocean CO2 into our Atmosphere increases the amount of CO2 in our Atmosphere. Increased Atmosphere CO2 increases CO2 outflow to Land and Ocean. Like the lake, Atmosphere CO2 is at equilibrium when outflow equals inflow.

If inflow exceeds outflow, the lake level (Atmosphere CO2) will rise until outflow equals inflow. If outflow exceeds inflow, the lake level will fall until outflow equals inflow.

The dam separates the CO2 spill into two parts. One part goes back to Land. The other part goes back to the Ocean.

Fig. 1 includes the much longer CO2 cycle where Land CO2 becomes Fossil Fuels. Human CO2 emissions complete this CO2 cycle by returning Fossil Fuel CO2 to the Atmosphere.

A small river, with a flow of 4, also flows into the lake. This small river represents the Human CO2 flow into our Atmosphere. This small river adds only 4 percent to the Land and Ocean flow of 100 into the lake. This small river raises the total flow into the lake to 104. This will raise the lake level until the outflow equals 104.

The contribution of Human CO2 to the new lake level (Atmosphere CO2) is only 4 percent of the lake level above the dam, or only 4 percent of the total flow into and out of the lake. Ninety-six percent of the CO2 flow into and out of our Atmosphere is due to nature.

Fig. 1 shows a scenario where the total inflow into the Atmosphere equals the total outflow, and where the Human CO2 contribution goes to Land to support vegetation growth. Because inflow equals outflow, Atmosphere CO2 will remain constant, whether Atmosphere CO2 is 400 or 300 or any other value.

Salby (2016) comes to the same conclusion. Salby (2012) authored the comprehensive textbook, “The Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate.

Our Atmosphere does not treat Human CO2 any differently than CO2 from Land and Ocean. Human CO2 is simply another input to Atmosphere CO2 that will increase the outflow of Atmosphere CO2 to Land or Ocean by the same amount as the Human CO2 flow into the Atmosphere.

Temperature controls Atmosphere CO2.

Salby (2015) shows, directly from data and with no hypotheses, that Temperature sets the rate at which Atmosphere CO2 increases or decreases. This means temperature sets the equilibrium value of Atmosphere CO2. Fig. 1 indicates the Temperature effect by the symbol for the Sun.

If the Sun, cloud cover, or ocean currents change to increase temperature, the increased temperature will cause more Land and Ocean CO2 to flow into Atmosphere CO2. This will increase Atmosphere CO2 until outflow balances inflow.

Temperature is like the accelerator in your car. Atmosphere CO2 is like the speed of your car. Atmosphere CO2 follows Temperature – like the speed of your car follows your accelerator. Press down, your car speeds up. Let up, your car slows down.

Contrary to what Al Gore told you, CO2 does not control temperature. Temperature controls CO2.

Climate alarmists present their case.

Climate alarmists claim our CO2 emissions cause 100 percent of the observed rise in Atmosphere CO2. We will show why their claim is unphysical and invalid.

Here is the alarmists’ four step argument they claim proves their case:

  1. From 1750 to 2010, humans added 171 units of CO2 to our Atmosphere and Atmosphere CO2 increased by 113 units. This leaves 58 units.
  2. Land and Oceans absorbed the 58 units of Atmosphere CO2.
  3. Therefore, Land and Oceans are net absorbers of CO2.
  4. Therefore, Human CO2 caused 100 percent of the increase in Atmosphere CO2 since 1750 and 1960.

Here is my rebuttal to the Alarmists case:

During the same period that Human CO2 emissions added 171 units of CO2 to our Atmosphere, the Land and Ocean CO2 emissions added 26,000 units to our Atmosphere. Land and Ocean also absorbed about 26,000 units of CO2 from our Atmosphere, including the 171 units from Human CO2. There were no 58 units left over.

Fig. 2. Land and Ocean CO2 emissions are 152 times greater than Human CO2 emissions during the period from 1750 to 2010.

Fig. 2 illustrates how Land & Ocean CO2 emissions compare to Human CO2 emissions during this period. The ratio is 152 to 1.

The alarmists case fails because it omits Land and Ocean CO2 emissions. Their omission leaves Human CO2 emissions as 100 percent and makes their claim that Human CO2 caused ALL the Atmosphere CO2 increase artificial.

During the 260-year period (during which we have reasonable measurements), Human CO2 caused “at most” 0.7 of the 113 rise in Atmosphere CO2.

“At most” is because Salby (2015) “Atmospheric Carbon: Why its not pollution and Why humans cannot regulate it,” shows that Temperature controls the rate of change of Atmosphere CO2, and the equilibrium value of Atmosphere CO2. Under that scenario, Land and Ocean emissions and absorptions will adjust to neutralize the effect of Human CO2 emissions, and the effect of Human CO2 on Atmosphere CO2 will be ZERO!

The Atmosphere does not know whether its CO2 came from Land, Ocean, or Human CO2 emissions. No matter what the source, the greater the total Atmosphere CO2, the greater the flow of Atmosphere CO2 to Land and Ocean CO2. Therefore, Atmosphere CO2 will seek the same balance level with or without Human CO2 emissions.

Land can absorb CO2 from the Atmosphere while Ocean provides CO2 to the Atmosphere. Fig. 1 shows this scenario where Land absorbs ALL Human CO2 emissions while Atmosphere CO2 remains constant.

In 2015, Human CO2 emissions were 4 percent of Land and Ocean CO2 emissions. Therefore, Human CO2 emissions caused “at most” only 4 percent of the rise in Atmosphere CO2.

A small river with an inflow of 4 cannot cause an outflow of 104. Yet this is what climate alarmists claim happens. The following tale illustrates the absurdity of the alarmist case:

An elephant crosses a bridge. A mouse, riding on the elephant’s back, says to the elephant, “We sure made that bridge shake, didn’t we?

The alarmists’ case is a shell game. They would flunk physics.

Earlier publications that argue the same position I have argued, include Courtney (2008), Cox & Cormack (2013), and Rorsch, Courtney, & Thomas (2005).

Three more reasons Human CO2 emissions do not control Atmosphere CO2.

Fig. 3 shows Atmosphere CO2 scaled to fit Human CO2 emissions and the annual change in Atmosphere CO2 (References: NOAA, 2016; CDIAC, 2016; IPCC, 2007b).

Fig. 3. Human CO2 emissions, annual change in Atmosphere CO2, and Atmosphere CO2 scaled (by subtracting 266 and dividing by 50).

Salby (2016) makes the following three arguments using Fig. 3.

  1. Human CO2 emissions increased significantly after 2002 due to China’s contribution (Oliver, 2015). Yet Atmosphere CO2 continued its same steady rise.
  2. Annual changes in Atmosphere CO2 (jagged line) do not follow the smooth increase in Human CO2 emissions. (Also, Courtney, 2008.)
  3. In some years, particularly the period from 1988 to 1993, the rate of increase of Atmosphere CO2 falls while Human CO2 emissions continue to rise.

Therefore, Human CO2 emissions do not control Atmosphere CO2.

Conclusions

Climate alarmists claim Human CO2 causes ALL the increase in Atmosphere CO2. Their argument fails because they omit Land and Ocean CO2 emissions that are many times greater than Human CO2 emissions.

Climate alarmists also omit how Land and Ocean CO2 emissions and absorptions balance Atmosphere CO2 with or without the presence of Human CO2. Temperature sets the equilibrium Atmosphere CO2 independent of Human CO2 emissions.

Here are three more reasons Human CO2 does not cause ALL the rise in Atmosphere CO2:

  1. Human CO2 emissions increased significantly after 2002, yet Atmosphere CO2 continued its same steady rise.
  2. Annual changes in Atmosphere CO2 do not follow the smooth increase in Human CO2 emissions.
  3. In some years, particularly the period from 1988 to 1993, the rate of increase of Atmosphere CO2 falls while Human CO2 emissions continue to rise.

Therefore, Human CO2 emissions do not increase Atmosphere CO2.

Most public climate alarmist arguments use this invalid logic:

If human CO2 causes climate change, then bad stuff will happen.

Bad stuff happens. Therefore, human CO2 causes climate change.

Such arguments are invalid because they do not prove Human CO2 caused the change.

If we stopped all Human CO2 emissions today, it would not change future Atmosphere CO2.

References

CDIAC, 2016: Global Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/tre_glob_2013.html

Courtney, Richard S, 2008: Limits to existing quantitative understanding of past, present and future changes to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. International Conference on Climate Change, New York.

Cox, Anthony, & Cormack, Bob, 2013: AGW and CO2: If Humans are not responsible for the CO2 increase then there can be no AGW. The Australian Climate Sceptics. http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/defective-agw-science.html

IPCC, 2007a: Working Group 1: The Scientific Basis. http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/tar/wg1/index.php?idp=95

IPCC, 2007b: Report 3. The Carbon Cycle and Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide. http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/pdf/tar-03.pdf – Oceans Land Emissions = 100

NOAA, 2016: ESRL CO2 data beginning in 1959. ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/ccg/co2/trends/co2_annmean_mlo.txt

Olivier, Jos et. al., 2015: Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2015 Report. Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/news_docs/jrc-2015-trends-in-global-co2-emissions-2015-report-98184.pdf

Rorsch, A; Courtney, RS; Thoenes, D; 2005: The Interaction of Climate Change and the Carbon Dioxide Cycle. E&E, V16, No2.

Salby, Murry, 2012: Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate. Cambridge University Press. 666 pp. https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Atmosphere-Climate-Murry-Salby/dp/0521767180/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Salby, Murry, 2015: CO2 follows the Integral of Temperature, video. http://edberry.com/blog/climate-physics/agw-hypothesis/murry-salby-co2-follows-integral-of-temperature/

Salby, Murry, 2016: Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide, video. http://edberry.com/blog/climate-physics/agw-hypothesis/murry-salby-Atmosphere-carbon-18-july-2016/
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