Letter to Dr. Qanta Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed…

I have seen you interviewed several times on FOX. You seem to be on a path different from most Muslims in the United States. I am wondering.

Frankly, I am having a difficult time accepting any notion that anything Islam is good for the United States. I see what has come out of the Somali enclave in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the one in Dearborn, Michigan. I read/hear about Keith Ellison as Attorney General in Minnesota. I have known about Louis Farrakhan for years. And it seems to me that the majority of converts to Islam in the United States have been from minority groups. I wonder why.

I highly suspect that as a matter of practice, some form of Sharia law is practiced in many Islam dominated communities throughout the United States. I have the understanding, perhaps falsely so, that no Muslim can pledge allegiance to the United States Constitution and the laws thereunder over Islamic law.

I go somewhat frequently to our local Starbucks. On several occasions now I have seen a woman draped from head to foot with only her eyes showing. The accompanying male is dressed all-American style including a closely cropped beard. I would not call that picture anything close to being assimilated into this country’s culture. I find it offensive because I believe it to be demeaning to women and a sign of ownership, not a respectful equal partner relationship.

I read about and see on the media the social practices in Muslim countries all over the globe. I don’t find anything positive, particularly for women, about them. So, correct me if I am wrong. You seem to be very much outside of the norm for those who practice Islam.

Women in the 116th Congress

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8th. It was a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women world wide. It was celebrated in the USA.

There are more women now in the United States Congress than ever before. There are 131 women in the 116th US Congress. Twenty five women are Senators and 107 are US Representatives. By far, most are intelligent, have good judgment, and really care about their constituency, but some are wacko and/or very self-serving. I am wondering if I can identify the wackos?

Maybe these…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY
Nancy Pelosi D-CA
Kamala Harris D-CA
Donna Shalala D-FL
Ilhan Omar D-MN
Debbie Stabenow D-MI
Elizabeth Warren D-MA
Debbie Wasserman Schultz D-FL
Frederica Wilson D-FL
Barbara Lee D-CA
Dianne Feinstein D-CA
Maxine Waters D-CA
Mazie Hirono D-HI
Rashida Tlaib D-MI
Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX

Do you get a pattern?

There are, additionally, a couple of Republicans, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, that I put in the “I don’t know” category. They do not seem to know with whom to identify. There are indications they are Democrats in sheep’s clothing.

The women in the list seem to garner more TV time than all the others in Congress put together. There are a couple that are just plain dangerous and others that are crooked as a dog’s hind leg. They must follow after “Crooked Hillary”. Others are just stupid or ignorant.

So, we can look forward to show time on television from time to time. Enjoy.

Trey Gowdy’s Answers

Any other questions?

Trey Gowdy, South Carolina former Congressman, recently responded to a reporter about the military in response to a question from a CNN reporter about the ban of transgenders from joining the US armed forces. As Trey typically does so very well, he nailed it rather succinctly.

Question: How can President Trump claim to represent all US citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, when he banned transgenders from joining the military? Isn’t that discrimination?

Gowdy’s response: “Nobody has a right to serve in the Military. Nobody! What makes you people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? It is far from it — and for good reasons — let me cite a few. The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too far or too skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers.”

He went on to explain: “By the way, poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addition? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identification as a Unicorn? Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can’t run the required course in the required time? Can’t do the required number of push-ups? Not really a morning person? And refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be legitimate reasons for denial.”

“The Military has one job: Winning War. Anything else is a distraction and liability. Did someone just scream? That isn’t Fair? War is very unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful. You must change yourself to meet Military standards and not the other way around. I say again: you don’t change the Military — you must change yourself. The Military is not about being fair, it is about taking advantage of others and about winning. The Military doesn’t need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to win wars and keep our country safe — PERIOD!”

“If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality… thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors. Any other questions?”

Turncoats

Turncoats. The twelve Republican Senators that voted in favor of the Democrat resolution to overturn President Trump’s declaration of national emergency at the United States – Mexico border are turncoats. They have betrayed our country and deserve to be defeated when next they face the ballot box.

President Trump, surrounded by all manner of law enforcement agents and Angel Moms, VETOED the resolution about as fast as he could get a pen in hand.

The excuse the now infamous 12 Republicans give for their vote is they had “Constitutional issues” with President Trump declaring a national emergency.They say they believe this is a case of presidential over-reach. Interesting they had no problem with President Barack Hussein Obama’s 12 National Emergencies, 10 of which remain active. President Bush Jr declared 13 and President Clinton 17. No problem.

The power to declare a national emergency was codified into law by Congress in 1976 as the National Emergencies Act. Some 59 national emergencies have been declare, more than 30 of which remain in effect. It is crystal clear under the law President Trump has the power to declare a national emergency to protect our southern border.

We are seeing hypocrisy at its worst. This country is being threatened with mass migration from Mexico, Central & South America, and many other countries. Tens of thousands of illegal aliens are flooding our country. Listen to those who defend the border: the Border Patrol and ICE. They are clear about the need for a border wall, more technology, more boots-on-the-ground and the need for immigration law reform. Congress does not listen nor act. Congress is allowing an almost open flow of illegal aliens including criminals, human traffickers, and terrorists. They are allowing a flood of illegal and dangerous drugs into the United States. And how about the diseases. Border officials are seeing such as malaria, dengue, hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, leprosy, and parasites.

Who are the turncoat twelve? They are Senators Susan Collins (ME), Rob Portman (OH), Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Mike Lee (UT), Jerry Moran (KS), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), Mitt Romney (UT), Marco Rubio (FL), Patrick Toomey (PA) and Roger Wicker (MS).

It is undeniable that great profits flow from illegal activity at our southern border. It is suspected politicians are among those profiting. If you will remember, El Chapo, the Mexican drug king now under federal trial, blurted out the names of several politicians guilty of corruption before he was silenced. This possibility is not surprising given the shocking level of corruption we have seen in the FBI and Department of Justice. Careful scrutiny is called for. In addition, it is estimated over $50 billion are sent out of the United States each year back to illegal alien countries of origin.

Collins along with Murkowski have frequently been unclear as to whether they are Republicans or Democrats. Rand Paul is Rand Paul. Romney is a “NEVER-Trumper” and creepy. The other Utah Senator, Lee, makes it 100% out-of-step for Utah. Trump’s nickname for Rubio is a well deserved “lightweight choker”. Several of the others are of the RINOs or “NEVER-Trumpers”. Susan Collins is up for election in 2020. We wish her “bye-bye” and happy retirement.

Congressional leaders from both parties are pathetic. They are putting the country at incredible risk. Our immigration laws need to be changed to eliminate anchor babies, chain migration and lottery migration. They need to be changed to institute e-Verify, end VISA overstays, and promote immigration based upon merit. They need to be changed to allow the immediate deportation of illegals; not permit endless legal maneuvering.

We do not need more un-educated, non-English speaking, un-skilled immigrants that arrive in the country expecting to be supported with money, social services, free medical care, education, and more. Any resources available need to be for US citizens, not illegal aliens who have decided it is their right to storm our borders.

The infamous 12 should be ashamed of themselves. Let the flood of illegal immigrants reside with them in their gated communities. Let them take responsibilities they are so eager to shove off on American citizens. And for the Democrats – House and Senate – no words are adequate to describe their treachery. Maybe it will take a terrorist attack by illegal aliens or the release of some biological disease to get Congresses attention.

President Trump is the one taking care of the United States of America.

Schumer, the Hypocrite

New York Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer is the worst kind of hypocrite. The illegal alien situation has not changed in decades. It has gotten worse. The United States of America has millions of illegal aliens hiding out all over the country. Many do not return to home countries at the end of VISA terms. They just stay in the shadows. Many crossed our nation’s borders — mostly the southern border with Mexico — illegally and now are also hiding in the shadows.

There is a huge argument about the building of a WALL or BARRIER at our southern border. On the one side are those who favor abiding by the laws of the United States of America. On the other are those who toss law to the wind for their own political gain.

On the one side are those who favor immigration reform to include ending anchor babies, stopping chain migration, instituting e-Verify and stopping immigration by lottery. Most favor immigration based upon merit to allow those in who will be assets to our country. Many favor a reduction of all immigration.

On the other side are those who want open borders, mass inflow of uneducated, unskilled, even diseased people who will end up on welfare, Medicare, be drains on schools and hospitals and more. They would allow criminals in along with drugs and human/child trafficking. OK with them.

At Georgetown Law School in 2009 Senator Schumer gave a talk. He said…

“We must create a system that coverts the current flow of primarily low skilled illegal immigrants into the United States into a more manageable and controlled flow of legal immigrants who can be absorbed by our economy. Let me elaborate.

The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong — plain and simple. Until the American people are convinced that we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress on dealing with the millions of illegal immigrants who are here now and on rationalizing our system of legal immigration — plain and simple and unavoidable.

When you use phrases like “undocumented workers”, we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration which the American people overwhelmingly oppose. If you don’t think its illegal, you are not going to say it. I think it is illegal and wrong. We have to change it.

Above all else, the American people want their government to be serious about protecting the public, enforcing the rule of law, and creating a rational system of legal immigration that will pro-actively fit our needs rather than reactively responding to future waves of illegal immigration.

People enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the US legally.

To the advocates for strong, fair, effective, comprehensive immigration reform — and I am certainly one — I say to you that the American people will never accept immigration reform unless they truly believe that their government is committed to ending future illegal immigration. And any successful comprehensive immigration reform bill must recognize this fact.”

You get the hypocrisy. He and his fellow travelers have no regard for US law. They care only about obstruction and power. Period.

For now, the USA is a sovereign nation and the light of the world. If we want to stay that way, the flow of illegal aliens must be stopped.They cannot be allowed to overwhelm our society in service of their own selfish wants. Look at Europe.

Finally, the people of this country must come to some consensus about what to do about the millions of illegal aliens living in our midst. But now…

BUILD THE WALL!

Disgusting Omar

[Open Letter to Rep. Ilhan Omar]

Rep. Ilhan Omar
US House of Representatives
1517 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515

Rep. Omar:

I just watched some of you in a committee hearing. I found your behavior to be both disrespectful of one before the committee and disgusting.

Let me remind you of a few things. First, the United States of America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, not principles of those found in Somalia or Islam.

Secondly, there are all sorts of stories about you marrying your brother and finding your way into the United States as a refugee illegally. That needs to be sorted out. Concerning the claim about marrying your brother, you could put that to rest with a simple DNA test of you and your husband. You either did or did not. The evidence would be indisputable.

Finally, when immigrating to the USA, the idea is to adopt the values and customs of this country, not expect the USA to adopt yours from Somalia or Islam. That is called assimilation.

It seems there are continuing negative stories about the Somali enclave in Minnesota. The one you represent. Something is definitely amiss there.

You already have a gigantically poor beginning as a member of the House of Representatives. Usually, freshmen or women who are intelligent begin by shutting up and sitting down until learning a few things. You don’t seem to be following that pattern.

Both you and Rep. Rashida Tlaib have an opportunity to shine a positive light on your Districts and on Islam. You both have a really poor start. Just saying.

Civil War?

[Attributed to Dr. Jack Minzey, former head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University; now deceased. However, some claim it is a shortened version of a speech by Daniel Greenfield, another conservative author, but whomever, it makes its points.]

How do civil wars happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here.

What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.

That’s a civil war.

There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.

This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.

Your very own dictatorship.

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.

Our system of government is based on the Constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country. If the Democrats are in the White House, then the President can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator.

But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has ‘discretion’ to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the ‘discretion’ to reverse him. That’s how the game is played. That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn’t won that particular fight… yet.

When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.

The Constitution has something to say about that.

Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.

Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can’t serve in if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren’t in the club with him.

Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.

That’s not a free country.

It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win did.

Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.

Go Canada: Pork on Your Fork

[Attributed to the Mayor of Dorval, Quebec, Canada]

Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb. The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why. The note said…..

“Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, and its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.

Muslims must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec. They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who, so generously, welcomed them.

Muslims must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic. Canada accepted many immigrants before Muslims showed up (whereas the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).

Just like other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity or their culture. And, if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian- Quebecois people as a whole.

Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.

The municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.

For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Sharia.

If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere. We will not let you drag Canada down to the level of those 57 countries.

Ask yourself this question — just once: Why is it better here in Canada than where you came from?

A canteen with pork on the menu is part of the answer.

If you came to Canada with the idea that you will displace us with your prolific propaganda and eventually take over the country, you should pack up and go back to the country you came from. We have no room here for you and your ideology.

[ To this I add an “AMEN!”; the same for the United States of America.]

Newspaper Giants

Do these names mean anything to you? Likely not. They are the giants of the newspaper industry in the mid-20th Century. This was at a time when there were about 1800 independently owned newspapers across our country. This was a time when newspapers were the source of about all news: local and national. This was a time when there were strong barriers between objectively reported news and editorial opinion. Unlike today, they were not mixed. These giants of journalism were at a time of truth news, not FAKE News.

Dolph C. Simons
John Colburn
Davis Taylor
Len H. Small
Charlie H. Peters
Harold W. Anderson
David K. Gottlieb
Allen Neuharth
Eugene Pulliam
Otis Chandler
Stanford Smith
William Armstead Jr.
Richard C. Staub
James L. Knight
John S. Knight
Bruce Clark
William Schmick Jr.
Richard H. Blacklidge
Joe D. Smith Jr.
Peter B. Clark
Joe M. Dealey
Richard C. Steele
Jack R. Howard
Crosby N. Boyd
J. Howard Wood
Nelson Poynter
Ben Bradley
Katharine Graham

This country owes much to these people. The were true bearers of the highest standards of journalism.

The News

“Yellow journalism is 112 years old today (now 123 years in 2019) and is still alive and well. The term was first coined in 1896 during a time of battle of the New York Journal and the New York World for domination of the New York city market. Critics attacked both newspapers for building circulation based upon sex, violence and crime sprinkled with emotionalism, inaccuracies, and exaggerations. What has changed?”

“Today’s yellow journalism finds fertile ground in would-be journalists whose motives have little to do with social conscience, disclosure of injustice, uncovering wrong doing or giving voice to the voiceless. These journalists-in-name only are self-seekers whose motives involve pride, profit and a program of abusing the standards of journalism. Today’s journalists, particularly those of the electronic media, are in danger of becoming entertainers, celebrities and spokespersons for the rich and powerful.”

“Too many contemporary journalists, in a rush to be first in print or on the air that has to do more with personal prestige than with informing the public, have overlooked two basic journalistic rules: 1) Find a second, confirming source, and 2) check, check again, and then recheck.”

[The above paraphrased from Allan Andrews, Former Editor of Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo, Japan; 1996]

Today’s world has seen an enormous decline in the dominance of newspapers across the country as the source of national and international news. Electronic media like CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS, NBC, ABC and such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal pop up everywhere. In the old days, the Associated Press and United Press International were the “wire services” that gathered, wrote, and transmitted stories to newspapers all over the country. Those organizations were held accountable by the newspaper members. Cable News 24/7 did not exist. Local newspapers mostly were the source of all news, local and national.

At one point, there were about 1800 independently owned papers in the United States and scores of independent radio/TV stations. Now there are 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TV stations, and 2400 publishers owned by only 6 corporations. Those corporations are General Electric, Newscorp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. All appear to have both a profit and political agenda.

With the incredibly huge consolidation of newspapers and the electronic media into fewer and fewer corporations, particularly at the national level, has come the trade off of accuracy and objectivity for profit and political bias. Allan Andrews had it right then and has it right now.

Richard Blacklidge, then President of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, said in 1972, “Eternal vigilance is the price of any liberty, and surely that will continue to be true where press freedom is concerned. But, more than being vigilant, the press must above all be responsible — which is to say professional, conscientious, discreet, fair and accurate — in discharging its cardinal obligation, its reason for existence: to serve the American public as a medium of information and entertainment.”

Do today’s news sources meet this standard or is there a dominance of “Fake News”. You decide.