By: @BiffSpackle, Senior Summer Intern | Doug Ross @ Journal
By: Tabitha Korol
“Speak now or forever hold your peace” is based upon the marriage liturgy of the Christians’ Book of Common Prayer. Today it may refer to our self-monitoring for the irrational fear of not being politically correct.
After reading my essay, “An Assumption of Dignity” on the Internet, a reader commented, “I circulated it to our editorial board who found it very moving. However, based entirely on the reality of it not being ‘politically correct,’ I am recommending that it will not be posted on our educational site. That said, given its compelling nature, I will circulate it privately and selectively.”
This poignant communication appears to be from an academic, in a corporate or military milieu, who wants to share it but is constrained by a fear of being classified “intolerant”. In years past, he’d have thought nothing about forwarding and posting the article with his observations on said educational site. Today, in this post-Obama era, he is threatened by the vitriol that would explode were he to dispatch ideas antithetical to those of people who set the political agenda, intimidated by the possibilities that harm would come to his family, and concerned that he could be summarily dismissed from his position if the first two and harassed if the third.
By: Frank Salvato
People are waking up to the fact that the political opinions of the Hollywood and coastal elites are about as worthless as DeLorean stock. Yet the mainstream media – including FOX News – continues to grant them access to their airwaves and a presence on their webpages. In an age when their Fascist vitriol is increasingly off the rails, we all need to exact pain from them for the time of ours they waste.
A perfect example of the worst of these Fascist pig-ignorant elitists comes in the form of Alyssa Milano, famous for being cast as a cute kid in Who’s the Boss and then playing characters a bit more true to her nature in Melrose Place (a spoiled rich kid) and Charmed (a witch).
Recently Milano, an unbridled, foaming-at-the-mouth critic of the Trump administration, inferred that Vice President Pence’s visit to a migrant detention center in Texas was akin to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler visiting a World War II concentration (read: extermination) camp. She tweeted side-by-side images (in black-and-white for effect) showing a photo of Pence below a photo of Himmler, the main architect of the Holocaust. Both are pictured standing behind gates separating them from detainees; illegal immigrants in Pence’s case and prisoners soon to be murdered in Himmler’s.
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
You know that law firm, the one that hired Fusion GPS. Swell huh…
Okay, let’s review where they are so far, shall we?
As a primer: Hillary was on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She defended Marc Elias and hiring Fusion GPS.
Clinton defended the approach that her campaign lawyer, Marc Elias, started working for Fusion GPS, a research firm that compiled a dossier about Trump before recruiting former British spy Christopher Steele to conduct more research. (Politico barely reported this and the substance is thin.)
Senator(s) Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren were first to hire Perkins Coie. Campaign disclosures so far show Elizabeth Warren has paid two invoices to date totaling $320,000. Kamala Harris has paid Perkins Coie $90,000 but the top lawyer over there is Marc Elias and he has assumed the role of Harr’s campaign general counsel. Pssst, Elias was general counsel for Hillary’s campaign.
Okay, there is more. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar have each spent $85,000 for legal services to Perkins Coie. Jay Inslee and John Hickenlooper also paid for legal services as has Julian Castro.
By: Lloyd Marcus
In response to my clarion call for citizens to push back against anti-Americanism and cultural assassins, several of you have asked how. Some believe the battle is already lost. Some think violent resistance is the only solution. I disagree with both mindsets.
We are a Christian nation founded upon the rock of biblical principles. This is why, unlike any other form of government, our constitution has survived over 243 years. It is up to each of us to pray, asking God to reveal our personal role in restoring America back to His original intention for our exceptional great nation.
In the gospel song, “Ordinary People” the lyric says, “Your little becomes much when you place it in the Master’s hand.” My younger brother is a perfect example of this truth. He is a deacon in a church in Baltimore with an all-black congregation. His pastor and the congregation hate Trump and Republicans and trend towards anti-Americanism. On numerous occasions, my black Republican brother has confronted his pastor and fellow parishioners about how their loyalty to the Democratic party conflicts with their supposed commitment to Jesus Christ and biblical teachings. Their response has been to impugn him, calling him an Uncle Tom. A church member laughed at my brother for wearing a tiny American flag lapel pin.
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
Some of the names in the Republican House and Senate we have reasons to like very much but we should have a problem with this legislation. How about America First to start? You see, Silicon Valley did some very successful Congressional lobbying. The tech companies include Microsoft, Amazon, Equifax, Cisco, Google, and Facebook to name a few. In summary, America does not have enough techies to do the jobs of the future, so rather than augmenting education or do career retraining, let’s go to China and India… swell eh? We lift visa quotas, bring in cheaper labor, put Americans out of work and launch another employment crisis, right? This too is fundamentally changing the whole immigration model again and placing foreign workers above American workers. American manufacturers go to China to build stuff because it is cheap labor. H.R. 1044 ends up doing the same thing right here in America.
Trump CANNOT sign this, please tell him so as you read on.
The House of Representatives has taken a step in the direction of eliminating green card backlogs by passing the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044) introduced by Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ken Buck. (R-CO). The support was bi-partisan and passed in a 365 to 65 vote. The bill would:
- Increase per-country quotas from 7% to 15% in the family-based categories;
- Establish a “first-come-first-served” employment-based visa system (including EB-5 investor visas) by eliminating the “per country” caps;
- Establish a three-year transition period during which 10-15% of the visas would be set aside for countries other than India or China; and
- Ensure that immigrants who have an approved employment-based immigration visa petition at the time of enactment, do not lose their places “in line.”