Proposed DACA deal would give parents ‘temporary protected status’

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Protest for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) September 2017 Milwaukee

President Trump publicly rejected a proposed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty deal put together by a “bipartisan” group of Democrats and RINOs that would have given parents of so-called DREAMers “temporary protected status.” Worse, the deal would have opened up to illegal aliens who are “eligible for DACA but didn’t sign up.

Piecing together the proposal is difficult because “[D]etails about the Democrats’ plan are still secret,” as explained by Neil Munro at Breitbart (follow him on Twitter), who goes on to say that “advocates say it extends the amnesty to include the several million illegal immigrants who brought up to 3.25 million illegal-immigrant children into the United States.”

President Trump responded to the proposal on Twitter, referring to it as “a big step backwards.” The plan was presented by Sens. Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Cory Gardner, Michael Bennet and Bob Menendez, all of whom are pro-Amnesty. According to CNN, Sens. Tom Cotton, David Perdue and Rep. Kevin McCarthy “pushed back at the Durbin and Graham proposal.”

Further, the “fence barrier” is not “not properly funded” according to the President, who tweeted in part (see all tweets below):

“I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. I want safety and security for our people. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.”

NBC Capitol Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell tweeted out the clearly unacceptable terms of the deal “per multiple GOP and Dem sources.” Caldwell mentions that the deal is “[N]ot yet final,” but it certainly would explain President Trump’s reaction, as well as back up Neil Munro’s reporting:

DACA: Path to citizenship for DACA recipients and those eligible for DACA but didn’t sign up.

BORDER SECURITY: 1.6 billion for fence barrier, technical surveillance, training and retention for agents. AND AN ADDITIONAL 1.2 billion for other border priorities.

FAMILY BASED MIGRATION: Parents of DACA cannot become citizens but will get temporary protected status.

VISA LOTTERY: Some of the 50k slots will be used for people in the country who have lost their temporary protected status and some will be used for low immigration countries.

President Trump must resist any DACA deal, as Democratic strategists know that passing DACA is crucial for the Democrats “long-term electoral prospects,” as explained in a memo by Jennifer Palmieri and Navin Nayak of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

As previously proven at TrevorLoudon.com, DACA is about the vote.

President Trump responded:


Ballistic Missile Threat False Alarm Terrorizes Hawaiians… Brings Home Threat of North Korea

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The citizens of Hawaii are having an interesting day today. And not by choice. Across Hawaii, residents got an ominous message on their phones’ Emergency Alert System (EAS) telling them to “seek immediate shelter” from a “ballistic missile threat.” 38 minutes of sheer terror ensued where people dove for cover. The ones that heard about it that is. The EMS system that sends text messages to all cell phones, apparently including those there on vacation, didn’t get the message to everyone. Looks like that system needs a bit more testing. A cynical person might wonder if it was on purpose. I’ve heard them blaming a person pressing the wrong button on this. That’s bull crap and it’s not the way it works. Try again fellas.

Earlier Saturday, Hawaiian citizens reported receiving an emergency alert on their phone that stated: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI, tweeted in regard to the alert: “HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE.”

Greg Gutfeld, of Fox News’ “The Five” and “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” tweeted that his wife was at a hotel in Hawaii and called the situation “total hysteria/chaos.” He added that families who were evacuating were told to “seek shelter. crying. panic.” “Today’s alert was a false alarm,” Senator Mazie Hirono wrote. “At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to the community is accurate. We need to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

Multiple officials and government agencies quickly confirmed the message was a false alarm and the groveling and apologizing began. Meanwhile, it’s been non-stop on the news for hours. White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters later implied the false warning stemmed from a state, rather than a federal, mishap. “The President has been briefed on the state of Hawaii’s emergency management exercise. This was purely a state exercise,” he said in a statement. That, I could believe.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza confirmed a false alarm. Boy, I bet this just made the whole North Korea threat very real to the citizens of Hawaii. “Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza said it was a false alarm and the agency is trying to determine what happened,” the AP reports. I think they probably already know what happened. Either it was a mistake or they were hacked. Either way this is FUBAR. When I heard it, I wondered what the fresh hell was going on and who ordered an apocalypse for today.

The message, initially thought authentic, spread quickly on social media, prompting some panic, as Fox News reported Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) estimated over one million Hawaiians received the erroneous alert. The EAS protocol should only be available to government officials. You can bet people were kissing their collective asses goodbye before they found out, oopsie! False alarm! Hawaii is closest to North Korea and the threat of a nuclear tipped ballistic missile hitting them is very real. As I said before, 38 minutes passed before a follow-up EAS message was sent out retracting the warning. Which coincidentally, is the amount of time it would take for a missile to get from North Korea to Hawaii. Fun, huh?

In August, Business Insider quoted David Wright, a physicist with the anti-nuclear weapons group Union of Concerned Scientists, as estimating the total missile flight time at 37 minutes. Some early warning systems can sometimes detect pre-launch conditions, like rising heat at missile silos indicating the missile is being fueled, that can give longer warnings. I find this whole thing suspicious, but make no mistake… the threat of North Korea firing a missile at Hawaii is very real.

In November, the Hawaiian government reactivated cold war era missile warning sirens over concerns about North Korean threats. That move followed months of efforts by Hawaiian officials to develop contingency plans for dealing with a North Korean attack. Some of that planning apparently included “a public information campaign.” There’s no way to know if today’s mishap was part of those preparations. And I wonder whose head is going to roll over this.

UPDATE: A NORAD official is saying that the alerts may have been the result of an attack by hackers.


Book Review: Equal Justice for Victims – Lester Jackson, Ph.D.

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Purchase at Amazon.com

Recently, I had the honor and privilege of reading “Equal Justice for Victims: A Blueprint for the Rightful Restoration of Capital Punishment,” by Lester Jackson, Ph.D. It’s a fantastic book that covers capital punishment and why it is needed more today than ever before. Long time readers of mine know that I am a big fan of capital punishment, so this book is right up my alley, so to speak.

One of the things that has always bothered me as our legal system has become progressively more liberal, is the lack of actual justice for victims of vicious criminals. Many times, it seems that the legalistic sympathies lie more with those who have committed heinous crimes than the victims they have killed or damaged irreparably. This book addresses that issue in depth.

Far too often politicians decide the fates of both the aggrieved and the transgressors. Judges many times are put into positions because of political connections rather than a glowing track record of following the precepts of the rule of law. They care not at all about those who are the victims of the beasts among us and justice tends to go in the direction that benefits a political agenda rather than to assuage the grief and hurt of the victims and their families caught up in brutal crimes. This is an excellent book that highlights all of that by a brilliant and gifted author. I highly recommend it.

Amazon’s Synopsis for “Equal Justice for Victims: A Blueprint for the Rightful Restoration of Capital Punishment”:

Equal Justice for Victims A Blueprint for the Rightful Restoration of Capital Punishment
by Lester Jackson Ph.D.

The title is based on two shocking facts, one never reported by the media: (1) the disgracefully scandalous official abuse of violent crime victims; and (2) the ghastly gap in the value placed on the lives of victims vs. barbaric criminals.

The rulers who abuse their power, by forcing their will on the unwilling, are passionately devoted to the most depraved violent criminals.

With contempt for murder victims and their suffering survivors, who are also victims, America’s rulers have values vastly contrary to those of most decent people. In practice, our rulers consider the life of a convicted murderer to be worth far more than 584 times the life of his victim; and a victim’s life to be worth far less than 0.17% of his or her murderer’s.

Many millions of victimized survivors of murder victims believe it is long past due to provide Equal Justice for Victims. This book is written not only for them but also for anyone dedicated to justice, public safety and honest representative government; and who is repulsed by the current massive mockery of these widely accepted objectives.

Based on his training in American Government and Politics, Lester Jackson contends that capital punishment is a POLITICAL rather than a LEGAL issue. Politics involves conflicts between groups, interests and values. The death penalty clash is between victims and their vicious tormentors. The latter include not only convicted barbaric criminals but also their champions in and out of government.

Equal Justice for Victims describes evil and injustice. Good innocent human beings experience protracted excruciating suffering at the hands of not merely premeditated murderers, maimers and rapists, but also the people who love them, defend them and protect them, needlessly enabling additional savage crimes.

The defenders, protectors and enablers are at least as evil as those to whom they are so devoted. These include United States Supreme Court justices who (a) express deep concern for the most depraved and utter contempt for the most decent people; (b) save convicted premeditated rapists and murderers by lying about facts and law; (c) don’t care about the additional depraved crimes and suffering that they knowingly cause; and (d) for the benefit of the guilty, subject the innocent to unspeakable, unending and unnecessary agony. Because such justices know, or should know, exactly what they do, they are the epitome of pure evil.

Justices on today’s Supreme Court have declared war on public safety. In order to do so, they have declared war on the people’s right to self-government by dishonestly and arrogantly usurping the Constitutional powers of elected representatives.

EJV has three parts.

The first part describes the death penalty’s conflicting political combatants.

The second part explains why one side has prevailed over the other. Although the author considers the late Justice Antonin Scalia to have been one of the greatest justices ever, this book also is critical of Scalia.

The final and most important part explains how to compel this country’s rulers to adopt a policy that values the lives of past and potential victims of savagery at least as highly as those of savages. The solution can only be political. Political justices must be fought in the political arena. It must be made clear to the public that the United States Supreme Court decides the most controversial cases on the basis of politics rather than law. It is imperative that the public understand that the most activist justices are politicians with same low integrity associated with politicians.

EJV details a political campaign to educate the public about the Supreme Court’s fraudulent illegitimacy. The worst justices concede that they would fail if The People refuse to accept their “demands.” The People must be persuaded to declare that enough is enough and, therefore, to demand that their elected officials put an end to unlawful and unconstitutional judicial “demands.”

The background of the author is also impressive:

Lester Jackson, Ph.D. (political science) is a former college teacher (for example: City College of New York, Rutgers University and New York University). The author has written numerous articles about capital punishment, the United States. Supreme Court and American politics. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Accuracy in Media, the highly regarded American Thinker (18 articles), Intellectual Conservative, Red State, Western Journalism, Free Republic and elsewhere.

After years studying the United States Supreme Court, Dr. Jackson came to agree with University of Texas Law Professor Lino A. Graglia that “constitutional law” has virtually nothing to do with the United States Constitution. In other words, what passes for “constitutional law” is mostly fabrication and fiction.

Dr. Jackson’s writing has received accolades from Prof. Graglia and many others, including experts, victims, editors and general readers. For example, Prof. Graglia has described the author’s prior work as “…very impressive … well written and argued … enormous amount of research.”

The late great Justice Antonin Scalia complained that his colleagues abuse of power was limited only by their “sense of what [they could] get away with.” Long ago, Dr. Jackson concluded that activist Supreme Court justices could not succeed if the public were aware of their arrogance and dishonesty. Dr. Jackson views himself as a translator into plain English of what Scalia called “gobbledy-gook.” Thus, readability is his top goal. But that does not require sacrificing proof. Because deceitful Supreme Court power abuses are so shocking and so unbelievable, the author documents every factual statement he makes.

Over the years, Dr. Jackson has tried to present the plight of judicially tortured grieving survivors of murder victims, who are also victims, despite the denial of that obvious fact by Justice John Paul Stevens and his cohorts. Dr. William A. Petit, Jr. wrote to Dr. Jackson: “Thank you very much for your very well written and cogent remarks on the death penalty and victims… I truly appreciate you defending we the victims-very few people do; at least very few people do so publicly. There is very little truth out there about the DP, mainly obfuscation… You have clearly hit the mark and have stated the case well.”

Victims need to stand together for reform in the legal and judicial systems of this country. There should be the harshest penalties that can be imposed on those that attack, hurt and murder others. The death penalty has its place in this country and it serves as not only a deterrent, but the ultimate form of justice.

Dr. Jackson speaks for the victims here of others and he speaks for justice. This book is a must read not only for the victims of crime, but for all out there interested in justice and the rule of law. I highly recommend it. You can get a copy at Amazon.com.


Respecting the rank without regard for the individual

By: T. F. Stern | Self-Educated American

In the movie, No Time For Sergeants, Private Stockdale, played by Andy Griffith, gives every indication he’d fallen off the proverbial turnip truck as a female officer approached. He’d never seen a female officer as his jaw dropped to indicate the stupor of thought.   The lecture by the Captain for not saluting an officer, regardless of gender, is taken to heart as Stockdale gathers himself, still holding the salute long after the Captain has walked off.

A very short while later he’s at the mess hall prior to having an eye exam, part of the processing tests to determine the next level of training and assignment.  When a rather nice looking female Captain walks in, one that has most everyone turning to admire her form, his sergeant asks him if he sees the attractive female Captain.

Squinting his eyes as he studies the situation over, “I don’t see no woman, I only sees a Captain”.  His sergeant rolls his eyes up in his head considering the necessity of having each and every new enlistee being processed out; his own job is threatened.  There’s no way this idiot’s going to pass any eye exam, there’s no way he’s going to process out.

Now apply this comical example of obligatory respect to the office of President of the United States.  At one time we had people who were referred to as the Loyal Opposition, folks who didn’t’ want Donald Trump, folks who thought Hillary Clinton should have won or folks who believe any and all the negative propaganda being shared on public forums or the large news media outlets; apply the same basic obligatory respect, not because you now have to respect Donald Trump; but because he is in fact the President.  It really is that simple.

Repeat in your mind, even if you don’t quite understand the principle just explained, “I don’t see Donald Trump, a man I can’t stand and who has no business being President.  I only see a President.”

Now act in a civil manner and wait for the next election; but stop the never ending whining and belittling of our President.  The rest of the world is watching and this childish behavior is embarrassing.