Daily Archives: July 3, 2014
Murrieta City Hall Meeting: Obama Needs to Stop the Influx!
By: Arlen Williams
Follow-up from Susan’s story, “Government Directed Illegal Immigration Invasion Hits California: Murietta“
Murrieta, California held a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. I personally attended this meeting to see firsthand what was happening. I wasn’t sure what to expect nor was I sure how many people would be interested enough to attend.
I arrived about 45 minutes before the scheduled meeting. The Murrieta Mesa High School parking lot, where the event was being held, quickly filled to capacity.
As far as the eye could see, news trucks from Los Angeles, San Diego, and their Hispanic news channels from Los Angeles and San Diego were on scene. Inside the auditorium, media lined both sides of the front of the auditorium. It was standing room only for them.
Numerous police officers were stationed both inside and outside of the crowded auditorium. Some were City of Murrieta police officers while others were clearly Federal agents wearing bullet proof vests.
In addition, several officers with K-9 units, stood ready to disburse the crowd should the need arise.
All of the police officers and federal agents conducted themselves professionally and at no time tried to intimate anyone at the meeting. Only once did a police officer respectfully ask a man in the crowd to refrain from shouting out so that the meeting could continue uninterrupted. Those in attendance were assured that there would be a question and answer period at the end of the meeting. The man was able to ask his question during this segment of the program.
Many officials were present. Most notably the Mayor of Murrieta, John Long, was in attendance. He was given a round of applause for his stance against the illegal immigrants coming to Murrieta. Long announced to the capacity crowd of 700 plus attendees that “Change needs to occur at the Federal level in many, many ways.”
Long reminded those in the media, both locally and nationally, who had accused him of being a racist because of his stance on not wanting the illegal immigrants to be processed in Murrieta, that he was “half Hispanic.”
Long told the crowd, “My mother is Hispanic. So that makes me half Hispanic.” Long also reminded everyone that he is married to a Hispanic woman. He then praised his Hispanic father-in-law seated in the crowd, for the accomplishments he has made in this country.
Long stated, “I am not against immigrants coming to America in the rightful way.” He then thanked the police chief and his department regarding how professionally they had handled the situation at the Border Patrol station in Murrieta when the citizens demanded that the buses carrying illegal immigrants be turned around.
Long further stated that if illegal immigrants were sent to Murrieta and the city had to use its own funding that he would be seeking reimbursement from the federal government. However, Long said, “I have no faith it will be paid.” Long closed by saying, “It’s my goal to keep all in Murrieta safe and you can’t put a price on that.”
Murrieta Council Member, Rick Gibbs, also received applause from the crowd on several occasions during his speech. Gibbs reviewed the timeline regarding when he first learned about Border Patrol’s decision to bring illegal immigrants to Murrieta.
Gibbs described several meetings in which by chance he gained information about the plans to bring the illegal immigrants to his city.
Also, Gibbs said, “Murrieta is a melting pot just like all of California.” He further stated that “Twenty seven percent of the population in Murrieta is Hispanic,” indicating that his opposition to bringing illegal immigrants to Murrieta had nothing to do with the people themselves.
Gibbs explained that his opposition to bringing the illegal immigrants to Murrieta was about the conditions that they would be exposed to at the Murrieta Border Patrol location. Gibbs painted a bleak picture of small concrete cells, with blankets in the corner, no privacy and one toilet per cell. Gibbs said, “This facility is lacking and looks like a jail.” “You don’t put moms and children in jail.” Gibbs added, “You must treat people in a dignified, humane way.” The crowd erupted in applause and sprang to their feet at this pronouncement.
The Chairman of the Riverside Board of Supervisors, Jeff Stone also spoke. His speech also was interrupted several times by cheers and applause.
Stone blamed the Obama administration when he said “Obama’s lack of political will to protect the borders is to blame” for the issues. Stone reiterated that, “It is a federal responsibility to protect our borders.”
Stone urged the citizens that were present, to contact their congressional representatives and petition them. Stone said citizens should, “Ask the President and Congress to stop using women and children from other countries to satisfy a political agenda.” He further added that current Immigration Laws needed to be enforced.
Stone also said, “Obama and Congress should work to immediately secure our borders.” In closing, he said, “Obama and Congress must protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and they have an obligation to protect and defend our inalienable rights.”
Dr. Cameron Kaiser, a Public Health and Safety Officer spoke about the risk of disease to those exposed to the illegal immigrants. Dr. Kaiser couldn’t give specifics about the number of diseases that have been detected because he indicated that “The detainees are in Federal custody,” so he can’t be sure of the full risk. FEMA would not have allowed Dr. Kaiser to examine the illegal immigrants, if they had been successfully processed at the Murrieta’s Border Patrol facility, according to Kaiser.
Kaiser, however, said, “Many of the people that turned around on the buses had to be taken to hospitals in San Ysidro.” Later on in the meeting, Paul Beeson, Chief Patrol Agent for San Diego and 29 year veteran, indicated that only 4 children had been taken to the hospital, 2 suffering from fever and 2 with scabies.
It was clear that Chief Beeson refrained from making any comments about policy issues so that he would not risk disciplinary actions from the Obama administration.
Beeson, did however, reveal some startling statistics to the attentive audience. He indicated that the Border Patrol has made 201,000 arrests since October 2013 (beginning of the fiscal year) which amounts to approximately 1,200 arrests per day. Beeson stated that 77 percent of those arrested come from countries other than Mexico.
He reported that the Border Patrol has been processing approximately 154,000 people from countries other than Mexico (Illegal Immigrants from Central America) and that the process can take anywhere from “45 minutes to 3 hours to complete.”
Beeson received jeers from the crowd when he reported that, “Every individual before being brought here (referring to Murrieta) is medically cleared by government agencies.” He added that, “If there are any health issues then they are not put on a plane.” The crowd questioned this since he discussed earlier that at least 4 of those turned away from Murrieta on the buses had obviously been put on a plane ill since they were taken to a hospital in San Ysidro. Beeson gave no response.
ICE Field Operations Director for Los Angeles, David Jennings, divulged new information that those present had not previously heard. Specifically, Jennings stated, “ICE has no capacity to detain family units.” He cited New Mexico as having the only facility to house these individuals. It was what he said next that seemed to raise the eyebrows of some in attendance.
Jennings stated that, “ICE is currently trying to get 10,000 units so that families can be housed.” He further stated that, “So we have to release families because we have no place to house them.” He reiterated that, “ICE wants to find out where they (illegal immigrants) were going and help them get there in the most humane way.”
Jennings stated that “ICE is really good at finding and removing them from the US but not good at housing them.” Jennings explained, “So that is why we are reaching out to the community.” “We want to ask the community to help get the people where they are going,” Jennings said.
All in all, members of the City Council seemed open to voicing their displeasure with the Obama Administration’s lack of responsibility toward the citizens of Murrieta and to the United States, in general, for not closing the border, for not enforcing existing Immigration Laws, and for not upholding the Constitution of the United States.
The police, federal agent, and border patrol representatives, as expected, seemed hesitant to speak out publicly about the Obama Administration.
The night ended when those in the audience were given a chance to ask questions of the assembled panel. Most questions were as you might expect, focused on the immediate future for Murrieta and whether the buses would be returning. For the most part, the panel had no clear cut answers.
Upon leaving the meeting, those in favor of bringing the illegal immigrants to Murrieta, about 75 to 100 people, gathered in a circle, held signs, and chanted at times outside of the auditorium. The protesters were closely watched by the police and federal agents.
Many citizens of Murrieta following the City Hall meeting remained strong in their beliefs that illegal immigrants should not be processed in their city. They agree that President Obama needs to act now to stop the influx of illegal immigrants into their city and their country. Only time will tell if other cities will follow Murrieta’s lead and defend themselves against this political agenda.
Susan Calloway Knowles, is a licensed California psychotherapist, former practicing California attorney, author, and political/cultural blogger.
Her website is SusanKnowles.com. Susan’s book, a political fiction, is entitled Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember and is available on Amazon.
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STOP THE ILLEGAL INVASION OF OUR NATION! (Part I)
By JB Williams
Enough with the insanity over the blatant violations of our immigration and naturalization laws and the accelerating illegal invasion of our beloved nation! Enough!
At this very moment, every member of the Obama Administration, every member of congress, every employee of the INS, ICE, DOJ, HHS and DHS is directly and purposefully engaged in treason, due to their ongoing participation in an outright “invasion” of our country by “illegal aliens.” In fact, every member of the U.S. Military who is following orders to aid and abet this process is guilty of following “unlawful orders.”
Treason is defined as – 1. the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state. 3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
Let’s not mince words here — The all-out effort by our Federal Government to aid and abet the accelerating illegal invasion of our nation by “lawless” inhabitants pouring across our southern border is indeed an overt attempt to overthrow our government of, by and for the legal citizens of the United States; a direct violation of their oaths of allegiance to our country; a betrayal of a trust, a breach of faith and an act of treachery against the legal citizens of the United States.
IT MUST STOP NOW!
The Dictator-in-Chief is once again threatening to “act alone without congress” to permanently violate U.S. Immigration Laws and the Constitution of the United States. But the Executive Branch has no law-making authority whatsoever. Under Article I of the U.S. Constitution, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” – Not the Executive or Judicial Branches.
Further, the U.S. Constitution assigns all legal authority “To establish a uniform rule of naturalization” (governing immigration to the U.S.) to Congress alone. Congress has established the uniform rules for legally immigrating to this country.
This means that neither the Executive Branch nor Judicial Branch has any authority over U.S. immigration and naturalization whatsoever, other than both have a solemn Constitutional duty and obligation to “enforce” the laws made by Congress.
Under Article IV – Section IV of the U.S. Constitution – “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion;” – Yet it is the United States government which is directly involved in aiding and abetting the overt illegal invasion of our nation. It’s an act of treason!
CONGRESS IS RESPONSIBLE
In 1986, Congress enacted the most recent update to U.S. Immigration and Naturalization laws under The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 dated 6 November, 1986. The law allowed for a “one-time” amnesty for an estimated one million illegal aliens in our country at the time. But it did so on the condition that our Immigration and Naturalization laws would be immediately and forever enforced thereafter.
Since 1986, both the Executive Branch and Judicial Branch have refused to abide by and enforce our immigration laws. More than twenty-million new illegal invaders later, the American people are being told that we must “reform” these laws again to accommodate the desires of millions of illegal invaders from all over the globe.
We are also being told that “if Republicans in the House of Representatives refuse to reform and provide amnesty again,” the Dictator-in-Chief will “act on his own” without any constitutional authority whatsoever.
This means that House Republicans are the link to what happens next in our country, concerning the escalating illegal invasion of our nation aimed at forever altering the social integrity of our society. It means that push has come to shove, not only on illegal immigration, but on the fundamental issue of the Rule of Constitutional Law.
If Congress, in particular House Republicans, fail in their duty to hold both the Executive Branch and Judicial Branch fully accountable for their acts of treason against American citizens, the Rule of Law has completely collapsed in America and we are now just another third world dictatorship.
Thousands of illegal invaders are pouring across our borders from all over the world bringing in all sorts of illnesses and agendas that threaten the safety, security and sovereignty of every American citizen. Our Federal government is behind it all in an attempt to “import the global agenda” against the will of every decent American.
In San Antonio, Texas, self-described “brown-shirt” enforcers from an alleged Baptist Children and Family Services of San Antonio (“BCFS”), are threatening to arrest medical personnel trying to deal with the sudden influx of illegal invaders. Lackland Air Force Base has been converted into a make-shift import center for illegal invaders.
According to statements from medical professionals forced to aid and abet illegal invaders at Lackland Air Force Base – “…taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans.”
“There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.”
Workers are guarded by a security force from the Baptist Children and Family Services of San Antonio (“BCFS”), which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp. When did the Baptist Church begin training “brown-shirt” enforcers of Federal illegal activities, like a mercenary group rather than missionary group?
“It is a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”
“The workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.” – “Everyone was paranoid,” she said. “The children had more rights than the workers.”
… “everybody knew they had scabies. Some of the workers were very concerned about touching things and picking things up. They asked if they should be concerned, but they were told don’t worry about it.”
A nurse reported she became especially alarmed because their files indicated the children had been transported to Lackland on domestic charter buses and airplanes. – “That’s what alerted me,” she said. “Oh, my God. They’re flying these kids around. Nobody knows that these children have scabies and lice. To tell you the truth, there’s no way to control it.”
“I made a recommendation that a child needed to be sent to a psychiatric unit,” the counselor told me. “He was reaching psychosis. He was suicidal. Instead of treating him, they sent him off to a family in the United States.”
She said she filed a Child Protective Services report and quit her job. “I didn’t want to lose my license if this kid committed suicide,” she told me. “I was done. I did not go back to Lackland.”
In California, citizens have been forced to “act on their own” to stem the tide on the Federal-run invasion of illegals by stopping a bus load of illegals being shipped from Texas to California, all at American taxpayer expense.
What we are dealing with here is not legal immigration; it is illegal migration, a full scale invasion of illegal foreigners. Obama’s bully “justice” department is suing U.S. employers over an English requirement.
Isn’t English the official language of the United States? Remember that Obama’s DOJ has also sued American companies for hiring illegal aliens. They are suing American employers at both ends of the disaster that they alone created.
CONGRESS IS RESPONSIBLE
Article I not only rests all law-making authority with Congress. It also gives Congress alone the authority to “provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;” under Section 8, the enumerated powers of Congress. This power rests with congress alone so that when the Executive and Judicial branches refuse to execute the laws of the union, congress can solve the problem.
Congressional Democrats are behind the intentional effort to collapse the entire United States of America by overwhelming all of our government agencies and budgets with a massive assault on all American interests, including the importing of illegal invaders from the worst corners of the earth.
However, Congressional Republicans are entirely responsible for sitting idly by and allowing it all to happen on their watch. Congressional Republicans will be held accountable for failing to hold Federal Democratic Socialists accountable.
No one in DC is an elected representative of “the people of the world.” They are all elected representatives of the legal Citizens of the United States and today, they are ALL engaging in treasonous acts against the people, the country, which they have taken a sacred oath to protect and defend. They are all criminals at best.
It is not enough for Congressional Republicans to sit back and refuse to pass yet another worthless immigration reform act intended to forever destroy our country. They must stand up and STOP OBAMA and Democrats from “acting alone without Congress” in their final rush to finish off the American people and collapse the greatest free nation ever known to mankind.
They must stand up, call the troops to the border, lock it down, stop the invasion and deport every illegal invader on sight. There is no other acceptable solution!
CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY
Nowhere in our Charters of Freedom does it suggest that members of congress should sue the Executive Branch when the administration is acting in a totally lawless fashion, at odds with the best interest of the American people and in direct violation of Constitutional authorities.
Even Obama knows that this is worse than an empty threat from House Republicans, challenging them publicly, “Go ahead, and sue me!” – Any effort by Congressional Republicans to sue Obama is a blatant step to abdicate all congressional constitutional authority to a federal Obama appointed judge. It’s unacceptable!
When the Executive Branch becomes a lawless entity operating in a manner destructive of the country, it is the right and duty of Congress, under the U.S. Constitution, to end the inside insurrection against the nation by immediately moving to impeach the administration, remove them from power and hold them accountable for their actions under U.S. Criminal Law.
Anything less represents a total collapse of the law.
It is the power and duty of Congress alone to call out the armed forces to “enforce the laws of the union” and close the Southern Border, deport ALL illegal invaders, and return the nation to a lawful government which enforces its laws without regard to race, religion or political creed.
NO LAWS UNDER A LAWLESS GOVERNMENT
The U.S. Congress is the only political body in the country with the authority and power to stop this insanity. Congressional Democratic Socialists are at the heart of every problem in this country today. But Congressional Republicans are just as much to blame for abdicating their authority and allowing the anti-American illegal insanity to continue.
Every member of congress will be responsible for the nationwide pandemic that could be the result of the mass migration of God knows who into our country. Obama & Co. are shipping these invaders to cities all over America. It’s an invasion and it is up to congress to stop it… or…
Once our entire Federal Government is operating as a lawless insurgency against this nation and its rightful legal citizens, all bets are off.
There are no laws in a lawless society. If the Federal Government is no longer bound by the Rule of Law, then no American citizen is bound by the law either. When our government rewards the lawlessness of illegal invaders and labels Americans who stand opposed “domestic terrorists,” the situation has already deteriorated to the level in which it is every American for themselves.
Congressional Republicans simply must take immediate action to stop this treasonous administration from destroying what’s left of the United States before there is nothing left at all.
CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TODAY AND DEMAND AN END TO THE ILLEGAL INVASION OF OUR BELOVED NATION!
Work with your State Governors to execute the Right of each state to defend itself and its people against invasion, when the Federal government is refusing to do so. If all peaceful solutions fail, prepare to defend your homes and families from illegal invaders and federal “brown shirts” who have placed every decent honest American citizen in the crosshairs.
When the government fails in its duty to uphold and enforce the laws of this great nation, the people may have to stand up and enforce them. Congressional Republicans have an opportunity to avoid that inevitability. But thanks to Obama & Co., there is a tight window of opportunity now.
Worst president since WWII indeed!
If American taxpayers are going to pay to transport illegal invaders, transport them back to their home counties. There is no other acceptable solution and the clock is ticking.
ACT NOW! ACT DECISIVELY! ACT REPEATEDLY!
Patriotic Protesters block Obama Admin buses carrying illegal immigrants
Hat Tip: BB
Buses of Illegal Aliens Turned Away in Murrieta, Protestors Block Road – Updated
Appointment requests for noncitizen Colorado license overwhelm system
RUSH: You Can Dump Kids On The Street In America
Patriot nurse blocks Obama’s illegals
Smugglers Threaten Landowners in Cameron County
Americans Block Buses From Dropping Off Illegal Immigrants in Southern California Town
HHS Denies Access to Rep. Bridenstine at UAC Facility
Hat Tip: BB
Obama’s Brownshirts: “It’s not fascism when we do it!”
Enforcing the Secrecy of Obama’s Refugee Camps
Obama Civilian Security Force Takes Control of Immigrant Internment Camps: “Abide By Brown Shirts Law”
Obama’s Self-Described “Brown Shirts”: We’ll Jail Anyone Who Tells Public About Illegal Alien Disease Crisis
HHS Denied Congressman Access To Unaccompanied Alien Children Housed At Ft Sill -Updated “Brown Shirts”, Greta Interview
Rep. Bridenstine DENIED access to OK HHS facility housing 1200 illegal minors, asks “What are they trying to hide?”
U.S. Congressman Blocked From Entering Child Immigrant Facility
Rep. Jim Bridenstine explains to Mark Levin how he was refused access to facility in Oklahoma holding illegals
HHS Bars Congressman from Seeing Immigrant Children
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine says he was denied access to Fort Sill facility housing young illegal immigrants
Note: Baptist Children and Family Services of San Antonio (“BCFS”) is the security contractor involved here that referred to themselves as “Brown Shirts.”
The Biggest Threat to Obamacare Yet is Right Around the Corner: Halbig v. Burwell
By: C. Steven Tucker
A case about to be decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could stop Obamacare dead in its tracks in 34 states. Halbig v. Burwell is based on an illegal action taken by the Internal Revenue Service in 2012. Below I will outline that illegal action and the two sections of the PPACA (Obamacare) that are relevant in this case.
State-based exchanges and federally facilitated exchanges
Section 1311 of the PPACA describes state-based health insurance exchanges. That section outlines the powers granted to the IRS to provide APTC – “Advance Premium Tax Credits” (a.k.a. ‘subsidies’) that will be used to artificially lower the high cost of health insurance offered in a state-based exchange. Tied to those APTC’s is also the power granted to the IRS to levy a $2,000 or $3,000 excise tax (non-tax deductible) on all employers with 50 or more full-time employees (first 30 employees waived) if they do not provide PPACA approved health insurance. This is a lot of new power granted to the IRS and this is the primary reason the IRS is hiring thousands of new agents.
Section 1321 of the PPACA describes federally-facilitated exchanges and state-federal partnership exchanges – like the exchange the state of Illinois has chosen to establish. In these types of exchanges, the IRS is granted no authority to provide APTC’s or to levy excise taxes on any employer in that state for not providing PPACA approved health insurance. Since the crafters of the PPACA assumed that every state would willingly establish a state-based exchange, there was no money appropriated for federally-facilitated exchanges.
Thus far 34 states have chosen not to open a state-based health insurance exchange. As such federally-facilitated exchanges have been implemented in those states regardless of the wishes of those state’s legislatures.
The illegal action taken by the IRS
Here’s the kicker, in order to ‘fix’ this legal ‘opt out’ that section 1321 provides to states that choose not to open a state-based exchange. The Internal Revenue Service finalized a proposed rule on the 2 year anniversary of the passage of the PPACA that offers APTC’s -Advance Premium Tax Credits – through exchanges “established under section 1311 OR 1321 of the PPACA. Those six characters—”or 1321?—constitute as Cato’s Michael Cannon correctly describes “an unconstitutional and as such illegal rewriting of the statute.” By issuing tax credits where Congress did not authorize them, this rule triggers billlions of dollars in taxpayer provided “subsidies” and imposes excise taxes on employers with 50 or more full-time employees in all 50 states. Whether they have a state-based, state-federal partnership or federally facilitated exchange. Since the IRS is not a Legislative branch, this action was illegal. It was not authorized by Congress and as such it should not stand.
Worse yet, President Obama is following this new proposed rule as if it was codified law. This illegal action taken by the IRS and President Obama’s support of it is the crux of the Halbig v. Burwell case. If the U.S. Court of Appeals upholds the rule of law in this case it will mean the end of Obamacare in 34 states. In turn, it may be the final death blow to an unconstitutional and wildy unpopular law.
Will Megyn Kelly Help Bring Ayers to Justice?
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
Bill Ayers shouldn’t be interviewed; he should be jailed. Megyn Kelly’s interview of Ayers, made reference to the role of Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in the bombing-murder of San Francisco policeman Brian V. McDonnell. Unfortunately, Ayers lied his way through the interview, which aired over two nights on her nightly Fox News Channel show, “The Kelly File.”
But this is what happens when a professional liar like Ayers does a “shocking” TV interview. The exchange may achieve high ratings, but nothing good will come out of the interview unless Kelly now follows up with the “Justice for Victims of the Weather Underground” campaign we have been waging for five years for the “cold case” bombing murder of Sergeant McDonnell to be reopened and examined by a federal grand jury.
By the way, the Weather Underground wasn’t just “radical,” as claimed by Fox News. It was a communist organization with links to Hanoi, North Vietnam, communist Cuba and even Moscow.
Ayers tried to discredit former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, who testified under oath about the bomb plot. Ayers was not under oath on the Kelly show. So what did you expect? That Ayers would confess? It didn’t matter how many clips from TV shows or documentaries that Kelly had—Ayers could be counted on to deny anything that would incriminate him in murder. He stuck to his story that his bombs only hurt property, not people.
The only solution is to put Ayers and Dohrn under oath before a federal grand jury and bring in other potential witnesses to testify about the bomb plot. We would learn from such a proceeding that members of the Weather Underground were taught how to make bombs by the Cuban intelligence service during trips to Cuba.
Larry Grathwohl died last year, but not before an updated version of his 1976 book, Bringing Down America, was published. If people want to understand the case and what the Weather Underground was all about, this is the book to have. Larry was an “eyewitness to communist terrorism,” after he served his country in Vietnam.
As I noted in my column, “Larry had come back from the Vietnam War only to find that he had to do battle with communists in the United States. He helped the Cincinnati police and the FBI do just that. He had evidence, presented to a grand jury and the U.S. Senate, that Ayers and Dohrn were involved in the 1970 bombing murder of San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell. McDonnell suffered two days in the hospital before dying from a bomb packed with heavy metal staples. One staple went through his eye. The communist terrorism that Larry saw in Vietnam had come to America. He had been accepted by the Weather Underground because they perceived him to be a disgruntled serviceman angry over the course of U.S. imperialism in Vietnam.”
Larry’s daughter, Lindsay Grathwohl, told me, “My father’s story was not accurately told, and Bill called dad a liar. He is no longer able to speak for himself, but I am here, and I can speak for him. People need to know who my dad was and what a hero he is.”
This is where Ayers’ lies on the Kelly show also did damage. He repeatedly claimed that America’s Vietnam veterans were killing 6,000 people a week in a “genocidal” war and that the bombing campaign of the Weather Underground was a reaction to that. This claim is pure communist disinformation, designed to obscure the fact that Ayers was not anti-war—he was pro-war. He wanted the communist side to win.
The communists started the war in Vietnam by invading South Vietnam. As President Reagan said, the Vietnam War was a noble cause to save the people of South Vietnam from the fate of communist tyranny. Tragically, the liberals in Congress cut off aid to South Vietnam, leading to the American military withdrawal. The communists then took over neighboring Cambodia, killing two million people in that country. Vietnam is a communist dictatorship today.
Tina Trent, who helped Larry re-publish his book, says Kelly’s failure to make the point that Ayers was in fact a “pro-war” activist was very disappointing. The slogan of the Weather Underground was to “Bring the War Home.” They wanted to “end the war” only in the sense that they wanted the communists to win, here and abroad.
Former FBI agent Max Noel, a member of the Weatherman Task Force in San Francisco, was among those who discovered the Weather Underground bomb factory in that city. It contained the fingerprints of Bill Ayers and Mark Rudd. FBI agents found dozens of copies of Marxist-Leninist books and pamphlets in the bomb factory, but did not locate any “anti-war” literature.
By the way, in addition to C-4 explosives and dynamite, photos of what was confiscated show stabbing instruments used to stab people, not property.
Ayers and Dohrn obtained lucrative jobs as university professors, associated with prominent politicians such as Barack Obama, and still give speeches and interviews around the country. This time, Ayers got on Fox News, supposedly his nemesis. He lied his way through the whole thing.
Trent, like many others, is troubled by the network giving Ayers a platform. However, we pointed out years ago that News Corporation, parent company of the Fox News Channel, published a book by Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd, through a subsidiary.
Meanwhile, Tina Trent and other supporters of Larry Grathwohl had to scramble to raise enough funds to re-publish Larry Grathwohl’s book.
Kelly’s reference to “Professor” Ayers brings up something else. Christopher G. Kennedy, chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, had led the effort to deny Bill Ayers the title of professor emeritus because Ayers had written a book dedicated in part to the killer of his father, Robert F. Kennedy. He was unanimously denied emeritus status.
So he is really not a professor any more.