Friday, September 25, 2015

Do as I Say; Not as I Do

Pope Francis, arguably the most credible figure of hope alive in the world today, descended upon America this week making a splash for the ages. It was truly historical but not without controversy. His remarks were both religious and politically partisan.

“Pope Francis challenged America Thursday to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants and join a global campaign against climate change and poverty, wading undaunted into the nation's volatile politics in a historic address to Congress,” reported CNN.  Notwithstanding the Pope’s recent encyclical on the environment which is political and controversial for which I strongly disagree, I find his comments on immigration more troubling.

“Thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities. Is this not what we want for our own children?” he said. “We need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome. Let us remember the Golden Rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,’” he added.

However, the pope is not only the head of the Catholic Church but also the head of state of Vatican City which has the most restrictive citizenship and immigration policy in the world. It has NO legal or illegal immigrants because immigration is not allowed. In fact, women are allowed as residents of the Vatican only by virtue of their marital status to one who resides there. Comprising 108.7 acres and 1,000 full-time residents only half of whom are citizens, the Vatican, often acting as a corporation called the Holy See, is a fortress in the heart of Rome.

While the Catholic Church preaches placing the needs of the illegal immigrant over the needs of the state-the United States to be specific, unfortunately, that sermon does not seem to apply to the Vatican. On that basis, I cannot help but ask how much credibility can the pope have on this issue? I recognize the enormous good Catholic Charities does around the world and so my observation does not intend to diminish the good and power of the Catholic Church to be a force for good in the world. However, Pope Francis’ application of the Golden Rule to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” rings hollow when the Vatican simply will not do what it demands of the United States.

Just as the Vatican must preserve its resources for those who reside within its borders, so too must the United States, the largest recipient of immigrants in the world, preserve its sovereignty and resources by controlling the influx the immigration through a legal process. That’s not asking too much of the greatest nation on earth built on legal immigration.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Carson Is Right

The question whether Ben Carson is fit to be president of the United States after giving his opinion about the viability of a Muslim president seem to be fair only when one suspends any recollection of a media that never cared that President Obama attended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church where racist and anti-American rhetoric was commonplace. So let’s pretend this is a sincere question asked by an unbiased journalist.

Ben Carson, responding to a question from Meet the Press host Chuck Todd about whether or not a Muslim could be considered as president of the United States, Carson responded, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," The media excoriated him for that statement labeling him a bigot. Carson went on to say, "I guess it depends on what that faith is," he said. "If it's inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no problem." While I would have made clear there is no religious test under the Constitution first and foremost, I agree with Carson’s statement because of the implications and potential of the spread of sharia law, a parallel system of laws, under a Muslim president. (Carson later made it clear on FoxNews' Sean Hannity Show he was referring to a radical Islamist.)

It is widely believed in the Islamic world that sharia law is the revealed word of God. Islamic States vary on how sharia law should be applied and whether it extends to non-Muslims but in all cases, under sharia law, women are second class citizens (e.g. cannot vote, cannot drive, and are stoned to death for adultery), homosexuality is punished by death, and a host of other policies inconsistent with American freedom exist under sharia. In any event, a devout Muslim would have to reject sharia law in order to be president. It should also be noted that sharia law is moving across non-Arab nations like England, Germany, France, and Belgium in substantial ways. These European nations have Sharia Law Zones where the Koranic Law controls entire communities. The desire for Islam to spread sharia law around the world is real and present.

On that basis, presidential candidate Ben Carson’s opinion was absolutely correct and he should not capitulate to any special interest, let alone CAIR (widely understood to be a front for the terrorist group Hamas), and offer any apology at all.

The media, on the other hand, is consistently unreliable and biased. They focus on Carson’s opinion while ignoring the worse presidency in American history along with behavior that disqualifies President Obama for his office. He is not disqualified solely because he has made the United States the largest financier of terrorism with his deal with Iran; he is not disqualified solely because he has silently allowed the genocide, rape and beheading of Christians in Iraq while rescuing Syrian refugees; he is not disqualified solely because he consistently lied to the American people about life-altering legislation and policy (e.g. ObamaCare); nor is he disqualified solely because he refuses to protect the unborn or infants born alive by standing with Planned Parenthood no matter what. President Obama is disqualified as president because he violated his vow to uphold the Constitution.

Whether its Obama’s countless revisions to the Affordable Care Act without Congress, his recess appointments found by the Supreme Court to be an overreach of his authority, his administration’s (IRS) political profiling of conservative groups, his attacks on religious freedom (of Christians), or his executive orders amending immigration law without Congress, Forbes chronicled Obama’s lawlessness and it is pervasive.

While the president’s spokesman demands the Republican presidential candidates repudiate Carson’s remarks about a Muslim president and apparently endorses the opposite view, they might stop and think for a moment. If the United States ever had a Muslim president who practices sharia, all of the LGBT domestic and foreign policies, including same-sex marriage, pushed by this White House would be wiped away in an instant. Instead, the White House, with the Main Stream Media’s help, is more interested in scoring political points against a very smart and decent man whose traditional values and success story are “the stuff” our nation needs in a president.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Shame on the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute refuses to remove a bust of eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from its “Struggle for Justice” exhibit from the National Portrait Gallery despite the demand from Ministers Taking a Stand (“MTS”), a group of black pastors led by Bishop E. W. Jackson.  While acknowledging Sanger’s involvement in the eugenics movement, in a letter to MTS, Director Kim Sajet responded, “There is no ‘moral test’ for people to be accepted into the National Portrait Gallery.” While allowing Sanger’s bust to remain alongside Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., Sajet said, “[Sanger’s] association with the eugenics movement shadowed her achievements in sex education and contraception…”

The Smithsonian’s response to MTS is offensive to anyone who understands the history of eugenics and Planned Parenthood and comparable to the symbolic requests to remove the Confederate flag in South Carolina after the horrific mass murder in Charleston.  By refusing to place the memory of Sanger in its proper place alongside Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Josef Mengale, the Smithsonian celebrates the founder of race suicide.

The following is an excerpt from my book The Prodigal Republican which provides an historical perspective on Sanger to underscore the Smithsonian’s naïveté: 

“Before the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973, white women were responsible for having 80 percent of all illegal abortions.

Since Roe v. Wade, the abortion rate among black women is five times that of white women in the United States, according to the Guttmacher Institute.  Black women (15-44) are responsible for 40.2% of all abortions in the United States.

But there was a long, dark history before Roe v. Wade that led to the genocide in the black community we see today. The efforts of the American Eugenics Society… began right after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect….

Every aspect of the American economy was invested in the slave trade, so first and foremost, there was a general fear of retribution by the four million freed slaves. The North feared a massive migration. White elites also feared that freed slaves would flood the economic system with new costs for welfare, medical care, and education… [and they also feared] an increase in crime and the prison population.

The first response was colonization (shipping the Negro back to Africa), but the idea didn’t have wide support. Then [some of] the white and wealthy schemed to wipe out the Negro race in America. Eugenics was the answer.  Eugenics was a movement to shrink the future Negro populations by controlling the birth rate…

Eugenics failed over time but not for lack of trying. The movement imposed sterilization on black people by the thousands… [but ultimately] faced constitutional challenges.

Adolf Hitler mimicked the American eugenics playbook and exterminated Jews. Eventually, eugenics slithered below ground after getting a bad name from Nazi Germany… Reducing the growth of the black population around the world, but especially in America, was still the goal...

Negative eugenics followed. The idea was to create an environment that would convince blacks to limit the number of their children, in effect to accept “race suicide.” This movement was carried out by crusaders like Margaret Sanger, the founder of the American Birth Control League which became Planned Parenthood in 1942 the largest operator of abortion clinics in the United States...

In 1922, Sanger, referring to the Negro, said “we are paying for and even submitting to the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”  This is the person who occupies space in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit in the venerable Smithsonian Institute.  How can this be?

Sadly, the Smithsonian only portends to celebrate a pioneer of sex education as it explains in its response to MTS; rather, it misses the point that as a repository of history, the museum fails to recognize Sanger as the monster she was, highlights only her role in contraception while ignoring her intent to annihilate the black community and in so doing offends those of us who are informed. The museum owes the public a duty to tell the truth; it deliberately fails with respect to Margaret Sanger.  Shame on the Smithsonian!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Obama Repeats the Past: Chamberlain Lives Again

Evil cannot be trusted no matter how clever one thinks of himself.

In September 1938, British Prime Minister (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Agreement permitting Nazi Germany to annex portions of Czechoslovakia in an act of appeasement to Adolf Hitler to avoid going to war. The agreement was signed by the major European powers of the time: Germany, Great Britain, Italy and France. Neville Chamberlain has gone down in history as one who attempted to appease Hitler who soon thereafter plunged the world into World War II resulting in the Holocaust and the loss of countless lives. The comparative naiveté between Chamberlain and his Munich Pact and the Obama/Kerry Iran Nuclear Agreement cannot be ignored.

After making matters worse in the Middle East by withdrawing U.S. troops out of Iraq and allowing that hard-fought-for territory to fall into the hands of ISIS without a strategy to contain the murderous group, President Obama, either out of shear naiveté or in a deliberate effort to weaken America (as some believe) has doubled down on his failed foreign policy with his Iran Nuclear Agreement.

By presenting a completely false narrative that the two choices are either his Iran deal or war (as did Chamberlain), President Obama, through his half-witted and failed presidential candidate Secretary of State John Kerry, said to the Islamic State we will not stop you militarily and then proceeded to hand Iran all it needs to be the best -financed nuclear threat in the Middle East. In a Neville Chamberlain-like way, Obama naively believes that appeasement will make the world safer. Unfortunately, Neville Chamberlain didn’t have the case study on Hitler at that time that Obama has on Iran today. Like North Korea under Clinton, Iran has lied and cheated their way closer to nuclear capability. He is ignoring history. The murderous regime led by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the largest state-sponsor of terrorism in the world. Evil cannot be trusted no matter how clever one thinks of himself.

Notwithstanding the U.N. Security Council’s support, let’s be clear what Obama offers the world with his theoretical (classroom-like) approach to international diplomacy which objectively poses an existential threat to us all:

1. Sanctions against Iran are lifted in advance of any verification of compliance with the agreement allowing them nearly $150 billion. “[I]t gives Iran a "massive infusion of cash," Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu said. "Iran will use this cash to fund its aggression in the region, and its terrorism around the world. As a result of this deal, there will be more terrorism, more attacks, and more people will die," he said.

2. There is no “anywhere anytime inspections” allowed and U.S. inspectors are banned from performing inspections altogether as confirmed by National Security Advisory Susan Rice. Rather, inspections are subject to an onerous notice and review provision with the IAEA which allows plenty of time to cover up any violations.

3. There is no limitation on Iran’s InterContinental Ballistic Missile program which is the mechanism by which nuclear warheads are launched. In fact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Iran is not precluded from receiving weapons from Russia and China by this deal.

4. The deal allows nuclear production after ten years which gives the illusion that we are slowing down nuclear proliferation.

5. Yukiya Amano, head of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”), confirmed that confidential agreements exist with respect to the IAEA’s inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities. He said, these agreements cannot be given to the U.S. Congress.

6. Americans are left to rot in Iranian jails after this deal is done.

7. An arms race will begin in the Middle East. “The countries in the region threatened by Iran have already made clear that they will work to develop atomic bombs of their own. The deal that was supposed to end nuclear proliferation will actually trigger nuclear proliferation,” said Netanyahu.

The solution to abate this existential threat? Tighten the sanctions until Iran’s economy cannot breathe; put the option of preventing the Islamic State from acquiring a nuclear bomb through military force back on the table (as suggested by respected Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz); demand the release of our four Americans; Iran must agree that Israel has a right to exist; and Iran must stop funding terrorist groups around the world. Reject the nuclear deal; then we can talk from a position of strength!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Moment to Stand Against Pure Evil: Planned Parenthood

Just when we thought the forces of evil could not have a stronger poster child than convicted murderer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell, we learned on July 14, 2015 that the federally-subsidized cornerstone institution of liberalism, Planned Parenthood, is in the business of selling the human remains of aborted children on the black market.  In order to be engaged in this line of business, Planned Parenthood must also be conducting partial-birth abortions which are also illegal. This is a doubly horrific revelation that tax payers are funding.

Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, was captured on video casually discussing over her lunch how her organization gets around the law that makes such a practice illegal and how there is such a demand for body parts at $30 to $100 per specimen.  She said,

See the undercover video clip recorded by Lila Rose’s non-profit Center for Medical Progress here. Dr. Nucatola, who oversees all abortions for all Planned Parenthood clinics, is very specific in how they go about this illegal practice and how they shield themselves through sub-affiliates in the sale of the body parts. She even has an on-line order form for the body parts the video highlights.

God has allowed us another look into what is happening just around the corner or across the street.  This is our generation’s call to respond to an evil not witnessed in the open since the uncovering of the concentration camps in Hitler’s Germany or even African slavery.  This is our holocaust and we cannot tolerate it or the profiteering associated with it. 

There is no other response to this but the immediate closure of all Planned Parenthood clinics and Congress along with the Department of Justice must force the investigation of all Planned Parenthood participants in this horrific crime and terminate all federal subsidies to this organization - the largest wholesale purveyor of murder in modern history.  How now can we tolerate the harvesting and sale of baby organs for profit?

We can rely on President Obama, the only sitting president to speak at a Planned Parenthood convention, to defend this.  He supports this.  This agenda is the same evil that now attacks crisis pregnancy clinics for not advertising the option of abortion to its patients. Please consider sharing this post, the video attached, and/or write all of your local congressional representatives demanding immediate action against Planned Parenthood.  No matter the ethnicity of the children they are butchering and selling or the communities in which they do it (by the way it is predominantly black babies since this is the largest population served by Planned Parenthood), the admission of this kind of practice out of the mouth of the Dr. Nucatola is irrefutable.  Now let’s do something about it since we know no liberal news will get this word out.  This is your moment to stand against evil.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Safe Havens for Illegal Aliens Kill Americans

Let’s face it, those who support the policies that create sanctuary cities have the blood of Americans on their hands.  One city in particular is San Francisco who is covered with the blood of Kathryn Steinle (32) who was murdered while walking along Pier 14 with her father by illegal alien Francisco Sanchez (45) on July 1st - a seven-time felon and five-time deportee who kept returning through our open borders. 

I naively thought that San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York were the only bastions of stupidity when it came to protecting the criminal illegal alien.  I was wrong.  There are 276 cities in 43 states who repeatedly violate the law to the detriment of law-abiding Americans by releasing and failing to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) when illegal aliens are released from custody.  Criminal illegal aliens are being set free while Americans are being slaughtered.

What adds insult to injury is the lack of response to these types of murders from our leaders and our president in particular. Unlike in the cases of Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, or Michael Brown, where the president delivered emotional commentary and a plea for justice, now there is silence. Who seeks justice for Kathryn?  He has not even acknowledged her death.  He, along with the mayors of these sanctuary cities, share contempt for the American people not an obligation to protect us.

President Obama replaced the Secure Communities Program with the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) for this very purpose. PEP allows local agencies to ignore ICE notifications of deportable aliens in their custody.

While ICE is pointing its finger at San Francisco Sheriff Mirkarimi in this case, the truth is Mirkarimi and the federal government have no desire to keep the likes of Francisco Sanchez out of our communities.  Sanctuary cities released over 8,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records or facing charges [onto our streets] despite federal requests that they be turned over to ICE.

Congress must use its power against these violating cities and the president to mandate compliance with federal immigration law.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (“FAIR”) is working to protect you even though your local representatives are not.  Sanctuary cities must end and they must end now.  Contact FAIR to take action in your state.  Your very life may depend on it.

Monday, July 6, 2015

I'm White, I am Racist!

The “white privilege” movement is taking hold in America and Oregon leads the way it seems some whites are putting on a new identity -“I am a racist.”  The Gresham-Barlow school district in the suburbs of Portland spends $100,000 a year on a mandatory week-long “white privilege” conference put on by non-profit Oregon Center for Educational Equality teaching white school officials they are racists and that black students cannot succeed because the system in which they are learning can only produce their failure.  This would make the liberation movement architects like James Cone and others very proud.  Notwithstanding that schools in inner cities are failing because of federal and union controls along with the lack of school choice to name only a few of the problems, this “white privilege” movement is an equal opportunity offender between blacks and whites.  Somehow, Latinos are left out – for now.

The event organizers in Oregon believe that,white racism pervades America’s public schools and, in fact, every nook and cranny of American society.”  The cornerstone of this belief is that “black culture is socialist by nature. Thus, they argue, hard work for personal gain and notions of private property are unfamiliar to young American black children who have never spent a day outside the United States.”  They believe that promoting personal responsibility and success through hard work is simply a meritocracy myth.

The consequence of this logic is that black students and blacks in particular (in the minds of others if not themselves) remain victims within American society while demoralizing and instilling unmerited guilt in those whites foolish enough to believe the idea of this movement.  And as well-meaning (but misguided) as the racist “Coaching for Educational Equity” conference and its ilk might be, they do black no favors by promoting this insanity and the balkanization of America. This would not be of interest if this were only occurring in Oregon.  It is not. 

This movement is a contemporary reprisal of the “Willie Lynch Letter-The Making of a Slave” of 1712 delivered by British slave holder Willie Lynch and used by Southern slave holders in America to break the African slave.  It created the illusion of superiority in whites, destroyed the African family by rape of African women and the sale of children, instilled fear in and dominance over the African male by physical and psychological violence all with the goal of rendering the African male, and ultimately the family, impotent.

And so I serve notice that we must fight this modern day Willie Lynch movement wherever it rears its ugly head.  Sensible whites must stand against it and blacks must not accept this victim characterization.  And so to those who promote this “white privilege” indoctrination movement in order to convince that hard work is not the key to success but rather their whiteness alone (and you black man or woman will never see success), you are the contemporary Willie Lynch’s of our day and you are the faces of true racism in America.

What America needs is equal opportunity for all and not a predisposed inferiority complex based on skin pigmentation – a throwback to the ideas of Germany philosopher George Friedrich Hegel upon whose philosophy Modern Progressivism is based.  Americans are better than that.

Now I Weep

Notwithstanding the question of morality or the availability of civil unions, the ‪‎SCOTUS‬ revisited it's horrific past reminiscent of the Dred Scott case of 1857 and Roe v. Wade of 1973 with a 5-4 opinion today making same-sex marriage the law of the land in all 50 states overruling the will of millions of Americans who voted otherwise.

This Supreme Court decision is not about gay rights, or civil rights, or tolerance or even equal protection. Marriage has been forced into the Constitution the same way the value of life was fabricated by the Scott and Roe cases. That's the problem. It's just not in there. Simple. Nothing for the court to interpret which means under the Constitution it's a State issue.

Rather, the decision today is about forcing the acceptance of a sexual behavior and making it the norm all while violating the First Amendment rights of others who believe differently.

So the court now invites us to fight in love. We will fight to prevent small businesses from being closed for failing to participate in gay weddings-and they will refuse; we will stand with the employees who, like the CEO of Mozilla, are now fair game to be fired for their religious beliefs-and they will be targeted; we will now fight to allow all houses of faith to practice their faiths without fear of the government; we must ensure that religious institutions who do not ascribe to the "new normal" may be formed and allowed to exist; and we must fight to ensure the exercise of religious freedom wherever a hand is raised against it.

For those who rejoice today, I understand why you rejoice. The court's opinion feels like a victory. Unfortunately, it's an illusion. The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy us all. This mask of victory and immoral law is only a blind spot that prevents you from seeing the division that begins today as people of faith do what they must to maintain their freedom in this country.

Now I weep. I weep not for those of us who will be persecuted for maintaining our religious beliefs and practices, but rather I weep for our nation. When a majority of the high court creates rights in the Constitution that don't exist, it abrogates its responsibility under Article III. Anything is possible now and as a result we all suffer. This opinion today will exact more harm than it intends to heal.

Rejoice not in ignorance.