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2016 Election Richard Falknor on 28 Jul 2016

The House GOP & America’s Future: If Your Member Opposes Giant Immigration & Obamatrade–Must Move To Dethrone Paul Ryan Soon

“’Open Borders is in [Ryan’s] ideological DNA,’ NumbersUSA President, Roy Beck, has said. ‘Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being.’”

The redoubtable Julia Hahn reported yesterday in her Tim Kaine: Under Speaker Ryan, U.S. Will Enact Amnesty in 2017 that–

“KENOSHA, WI–Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine told Telemundo that House Speaker Paul Ryan would work with a President Hillary Clinton to enact amnesty within Clinton’s first 100 days in office.”

Breitbart’s Hahn revealed via Washington Times and Bloomberg

“A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in ‘the first 100 days’ of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday… [Kaine] said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization.”
“‘Paul Ryan and the other leaders of his party are going to understand that if they want a future for their party they are going to have to work together to find a solution to this,’ Mr. Kaine told ‘Noticias Telemundo,’ according to a transcript provided by the network.” WT
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“‘He [Ryan] wants to do things,’ Kaine said. ‘He wants not just a portrait but he would like a legacy. That’s my belief. There’s going to be room to make some things happen.’”
. . . . . “On trade and immigration — Donald Trump’s signature issues — Ryan and Clinton have much in common, with long histories of backing free-trade agreements and immigration principles that would allow most people here illegally a way to stay.” — Bloomberg
(Highlighting Forum’s throughout.)

Read all of Hahn’s post to review Mr. Ryan’s history of Big Immigration advocacy.

As we cautioned earlier this month–

“Mr. Ryan will likely try to sneak through Obamatrade during this year’s lame-duck session–again hurting the prospects of our workers.”

Click here to see senator Jeff Sessions’ detailed warning on Obamatrade.

And look at the Session panel’s details on the current trajectory of immigration.

“Immigration Adds 1 New Los Angeles Every 3 Years”
–U.S. SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST

Whether or not challenger Paul Nehlen prevails against the Speaker in the Wisconsin primary on August 9— click here for the primary’s details — there is the danger that Mr. Ryan or a like-minded successor as Speaker would bring up and get passed in the lame-duck session an FY 2017 appropriations omnibus bankrolling all of president Obama’s priorities and thus constituting the first fiscal year of a “third term.”

This is why immigration and trade patriots must have a heart-to-heart with their GOP members right away.

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 21 Jul 2016

Paul Ryan–How YOU Can Help Stop This Most Dangerous Republican!

“Immigration Adds 1 New Los Angeles Every 3 Years”
–U.S. SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST

Speaker Paul Ryan, who replaced John Boehner last fall, is an open-borders fanatic, an Obamatrade zealot, an opponent even of a temporary pause in Muslim immigration, and–worst of all–a willful enabler of this president’s programs.

Immigration expansionist Paul Ryan pictured with advocate Luis Gutierriz in 2013. Chicago Sun-Times via Breitbart. Conservative Review’s

Immigration expansionist Paul Ryan pictured with advocate Luis Gutierriz in 2013. (Chicago Sun-Times via Breitbart.)

When Donald Trump is elected in November, Mr. Ryan will do his utmost to confound the new president’s plans to get both illegal and legal immigration under control, as well as to reshape our immigration policy to serve the interests of Americans.

Mr. Ryan will likely try to sneak through Obamatrade during this year’s lame-duck session–again hurting the prospects of our workers.

In the nightmare scenario of Mrs. Clinton’s election, Mr. Ryan would speed her immigration-widening schemes.

Providentially, there is a way to stop Paul Ryan now, since he faces a serious challenge in the upcoming Wisconsin primary.

Paul Nehlen is a smart presentable candidate running against Mr. Ryan in the open GOP primary in Wisconsin One.

Click here for Nehlen’s website!

The Wisconsin primary election day is Tuesday, August 9, fewer than three weeks from now.

Like the many activists across the country who worked for Dave Brat’s upset House victory in June 2014, patriots from all over the US are helping Paul Nehlen–

  • by going to Wisconsin in person to help the campaign,
  • by sending money,
  • by getting their own House GOP members to speak out for challenger Paul Nehlen!

Breitbart’s experts have dissected Paul Ryan’s frightening public record in depth–

Breitbart has also scrutinized challenger Paul Nehlen’s campaign and qualifications.

And as we wrote last February about the danger Mr. Ryan poses to our national interest

“Last October, Senate immigration-control leader Jeff Sessions illustrated this in an exchange (via Breitbart’s Julia Hahn) here with Laura Ingraham–

 ‘The word is… that 2017 is the year to watch for immigration,” radio host Laura Ingraham asked Sessions. “What are the chances… that if Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is Speaker and Hillary Clinton is President of the United States, or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is President of the United States that they would move in the first 100 days to push a massive, similar [to the ‘Gang of Eight’] immigration reform bill?” Sessions replied, ‘I think there’s a great danger that that would happen.‘”(Highlighting Forum’s throughout.)'”

Donald Trump will need all the help everyone can give him in this and the next Congress to get America back on track.

A crucial first step will be removing Paul Ryan from the next Congress and diminishing his influence during the balance of this Congress.

Remember that the House must decide on FY2017 appropriations by the end of September. 

Will the House GOP under Paul Ryan continue to bankroll all of the Obama programs?

Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 17 Jul 2016

Overpass Media:Capital Area I-95 “America First–Trump”

America First Overpass-5inchesMaryland Tea Partier Ed Hunter reports:

“Strong nationalist message from overpass.

50,000 views Friday July 15, 2016.

This idea seems to be the dividing line. There were strong responses from both sides to the message AMERICA FIRST..TRUMP.

Also standing on the bridge and working in the 95 degree heat for 4 hours– patriot Lewis Porter.”

Common Defense Richard Falknor on 16 Jul 2016

Baltimore–What Will It Take To Get Our Political Class To Understand The War on Cops?

A good start to grasping this danger is Mark Tapson’s short interview here with Heather Mac Donald about her new book The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe ! heathermac

Some excerpts from the interview

“MT: What were your thoughts upon hearing of last week’s Dallas shooting in progress, when police were dying and being wounded even as they tried to protect the demonstrators who had gathered there to protest their supposed racial bias?

HM: I was overcome by acute fear for this country.  The elite establishment has been playing with fire in stoking the Black Lives Matter hatred of the police, and that fire may now be raging out of control.”

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“MT: This is a little off-topic from your book, but you’ve written about anti-terrorism before – in light of the proliferating Islamic attacks on American soil, are our counterterrorism efforts being hindered in much the same way as our law enforcement is with crime?

HM: Our unwillingness to speak the truth about Islamic terrorism is if anything more perverse than our unwillingness to recognize the reality of black crime. The elites mostly just ignore black crime. In the case of Islamic terrorism, however, they affirmatively rebrand it as, for example, an eruption of Republican homophobia or opposition to transgender bathroom use, as we saw in the recent Orlando attacks.” (Highlighting Forum’s throughout.)

Few GOP politicians are likely to read Mac Donald’s War on Cops on their own — so patriots should get their own copy and start schooling their elected officials about this grave peril! Their local central committees might be a good place to begin this discussion.

(Slightly revised after press time.)

Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 25 Jun 2016

Overpass Media: Tea Partiers Celebrate UK Independence Victory And Donald Trump Message!

Tea Partiers express their solidarity with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT vote Thursday (click here) while underscoring Donald Trump’s message of putting American interests first.

The activists estimate reaching 50,000 National Capital Region commuters yesterday from a key I-95 overpass in Maryland.

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Common Defense Richard Falknor on 15 Jun 2016

Republican Governor Hogan Just Orphaned The 248,000 Maryland Republicans Who Voted For Trump!

UPDATE JUNE 17! Washington Post’s “What Trump delegates in Md. think of Hogan’s decision not to back the presumptive nominee”that “Regardless of Hogan’s effect on the presidential race, multiple delegates said it could cost him votes in a 2018 reelection bid.”

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Ovetta Wiggins of the Washington Post reported this afternoon–

“Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said emphatically Wednesday that he does not plan to vote for Donald Trump, his party’s presumptive — and divisive — presidential nominee.”(Highlighting Forum’s.)

But in the April 26, 2016 Maryland GOP closed primary, 54% of participating voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump.

As we wrote right afterwards — MD’s “Trump Republicans”: Almost 200,000 More Republicans Voted In Last Week’s Presidential Primary Than In 2012 Primary–But Will State GOP Welcome These Voters?

“In last Tuesday’s Maryland GOP presidential primary, 444,204** Republicans voted compared with 248,468 in the Maryland 2012 presidential primary: an increase of 195,736!
Also in last week’s Maryland GOP primary, Donald Trump prevailed among Republicans in every Maryland congressional district and county.
This increase in voters likely came from cross-over Democrats and independents; from Republicans disillusioned with their party’s leadership who had been staying home at election time; and even from long-time citizens who had not previously voted.
Trump was clearly the energizer here as he was in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
(Readers may click here for Maryland State Board of Elections numbers and information. See also The Green Papers here.)
So what are some of the key concerns driving Trump voters everywhere?
Putting American interests at home and abroad first:
  • specifically getting control of the levels of legal as well as illegal immigration (including a pause in the admission of Muslims);
    • negotiating trade deals that benefit our workers and preserve our sovereignty;
    • rebuilding our defenses while avoiding reckless overseas conflicts.
**Numbers as of May 1, 2016.”

Read here Trump’s Monday’s national security speech which governor Hogan dismissed yesterday.

But as Ann Coulter tweeted right after the speech–

“Anyone who plans to talk about Trump ever again has to see this speech. Your opinion is irrelevant unless you listened to him today.”

We now have the answer to the question posed in our May 1 post: The head of the Maryland GOP, governor Hogan, clearly does not welcome the Old Line State’s Trump voters.

Of course, these Trump voters might end up “orphaning” Hogan.

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 02 Jun 2016

David Horowitz Dissects The #NeverTrump Gang And Draws Some Lessons For All Republicans

“Republicans don’t fight, they just roll over.”

Lee Stranahan’s post “Horowitz Says #NeverTrump ‘Serving the Enemy’: They’re mad because Trump hasn’t read their books” gives us author and journalist David Horowitz’ insights into the #NeverTrump crowd–

“Well, I think, this shows one of the great weaknesses of the conservative movement. These intellectuals haven’t got a clue as to what politics is about. That it’s a form of warfare. And a lot of the complaints about Trump are complaints about his strengths. You know, I mean, which do you think is more persuasive, politically, on the borders?
‘Barack Obama is violating the constitution with his executive orders and granting amnesty with an authority he doesn’t have,’ or, ‘I’m going to build a wall, and I’m going to make Mexico pay for it.’
And most of the criticisms of Trump from the intellectual right, are, the way I see them, it’s because he hasn’t read their books, and doesn’t quote them.
What does ‘being a constitutional conservative,’ I understand what it means, constitutional conservatives understand what it means, because they’ve read a lot, but what does the ordinary American, who, you know, is on the Jesse Waters World shows… what do they know about the constitution? What does it mean to them, to say, ‘A constitutional conservative, constitutional principles.’ Not a hell of a lot.
       …I think that Trump has, his great appeal… is standing up and fighting. Republicans don’t fight, they just roll over.”(Highlighting Forum’s)

But the publisher of FrontPageMag also reminds us that Republicans at all levels must learn to push back–

“Why isn’t there a single Republican saying Hillary Clinton should be in jail just because she has that server, which violates the espionage laws?  ….she has blood on her hands, for getting those guys killed in Benghazi. Setting up the gun running operation, and all that. There is none.”

Will the governor of Maryland as well as the Maryland GOP candidate for United States Senator discuss the tragedy of Baltimore from Horowitz’  perspective?

“The Democratic Party controls every inner city in America of any size, and they have for fifty-to-a-hundred years! Everything that’s wrong with the inner city, Democrats are responsible for.
The Civil Rights Acts took racial categories, made them illegal in government regulations and in institutions, generally. The Democrats have spent fifty years putting racial categories back in. They support Black Lives Matter, which is a racist movement! It’s a roving lynch mob!” (Highlighting Forum’s)

And here is Horowitz’ core point–

“So, I think now that Trump has the nomination, the obstructers, the “Never Trump” crowd, are people who are serving the enemy. And I, there’s no other way to look at, you cannot look at the Democratic Party and not see that this is a party that has become a left wing party, that’s anti-American, and that’s racist.“(Highlighting Forum’s)

Most important, listen to Horowitz here! For he distills a lifetime of thought and experience.

Common Defense Richard Falknor on 21 May 2016

“Ten Arabic Words” Challenging All Our Elected Officials Who Swear To “[S]upport this Constitution”

The invaluable Gates of Vienna yesterday published “Ten Arabic Words: Bracken’s Challenge to National Security Professionals”.

Author Matthew Bracken is understandably exasperated with national-security figures who don’t “get it” about militant Islam–

“But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words that should already be a part of your working vocabulary. If you can’t readily discuss their meaning, significance, and relationships, then you are worse than a fool, you are disgrace to your office and a danger to your country.”

Here are the ten words–

“dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah (Highlighting Forum’s)

Bracken continues–

“The charter of the OIC puts Islamic shariah law ahead of secular law. This means, for example, that the official position of the OIC is that Muslims who leave the faith should be killed, and that any faithful Muslim who kills an apostate ex-Muslim has done no sin, but instead should be thanked and congratulated for the deed. It’s the same with adulterers: they should die, and killing an adulterer is no crime.
Yes, that really is their position, and they really do believe it, and much more than that. The OIC is made up of fifty-seven Muslim nations, united by a common belief in the supremacy of Islam, and their mutual obligation to conduct both dawah and jihad until the Dar al Islam covers the globe, and Allah’s eternal and immutable shariah has supplanted godless democracy and all manmade laws. This dawah includes the practice of using taqiyya when making arrangements or having negotiations with as-yet unsubmitted kafirs in the dar al harb.”

Read all Bracken’s post here!

And don’t members of the Congress, who have the power to declare war and make rules for the military — as well as state legislators, governors, and judges — have a clear duty to assess for themselves the threat that militant Islam poses to our Constitution and way of life?

We can’t leave our security exclusively in the hands of the Deep State, even if its mandarins were now to take a crash course in militant Islam.

State legislators and governors are today wrestling with this Administration’s seeding of our communities with unscreened or unscreenable Muslim refugees. All these public officials must learn the larger meaning of these “Ten Arabic Words” — just as much as the denizens of the Pentagon or Foggy Bottom must do — if our politicians are effectively to support the Constitution.

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Readers may wish to revisit some of our earlier related posts —

“It’s ‘Feed My Sheep,’ Not ‘Feed My Sheep To the Wolves’”— Stephen Coughlin Unmasks Interfaith Dialogue Movement
Muslim Immigration: A Crucial Threat to America and the West
An Essential Ready Reference: “Catastrophic Failure” & Stephen Coughlin’s ‘Red Pill Brief’ On The Islamist Threat
“Getting” Jihad: Real Meat in A Non-Celebrity CPAC Panel

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 11 May 2016

Maryland: Trump-Recommended At-Large Delegate Slate

This Saturday May 14 in Annapolis at the GOP Spring Convention – –

“There will be 11 delegates and 11 alternate delegates elected at-large at the MDGOP 2016 Spring Convention on May 14, 2016. They are elected by the members of the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland. They are bound to the winner of the statewide Presidential contest in Maryland.”

Here is the Trump Slate–

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Click here for the entire “Maryland At-Large Delegate and Alternate Delegate Ballot”

Readers may also wish to revisit our May 1–

MD’s “Trump Republicans”: Almost 200,000 More Republicans Voted In Last Week’s Presidential Primary Than In 2012 Primary–But Will State GOP Welcome These Voters?

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 01 May 2016

MD’s “Trump Republicans”: Almost 200,000 More Republicans Voted In Last Week’s Presidential Primary Than In 2012 Primary–But Will State GOP Welcome These Voters?

In last Tuesday’s Maryland GOP presidential primary, 444,204** Republicans voted compared with 248,468 in the Maryland 2012 presidential primary: an increase of 195,736!

Also in last week’s Maryland GOP primary, Donald Trump prevailed among Republicans in every Maryland congressional district and county.

This increase in voters likely came from cross-over Democrats and independents; from Republicans disillusioned with their party’s leadership who had been staying home at election time; and even from long-time citizens who had not previously voted.

Trump was clearly the energizer here as he was in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

(Readers may click here for Maryland State Board of Elections numbers and information. See also The Green Papers here.)

So what are some of the key concerns driving Trump voters everywhere?

Putting American interests at home and abroad first:

  • specifically getting control of the levels of legal as well as illegal immigration (including a pause in the admission of Muslims);
  • negotiating trade deals that benefit our workers and preserve our sovereignty;
  • rebuilding our defenses while avoiding reckless overseas conflicts. 

Senator Jeff Sessions spelled out several of these concerns in February (click here to see the “Sessions Test” and Donald Trump’s responses). 

Breitbart News explained

“In recent years, Sessions has emerged as the intellectual thought leader of the nation-state conservative movement. Sessions has articulated how mass immigration combined with reckless trade deals is compressing wages and decimating America’s middle class.
Sessions’ questionnaire consisted of five straightforward questions addressing immigration, trade, and crime in the United States.”

To put it as charitably as we can, we haven’t seen the Maryland GOP leadership or the winners of the Maryland GOP primaries for the House or Senate spend much time addressing these matters obviously important to Trump voters.

So what will the Maryland GOP leadership do with these new or returning 195,000-plus Republicans who voted in last week’s presidential primary?

Welcome them into the Party’s activities at the local and state level?

Pretend they don’t exist?

Or if they get too pushy, tell them to go play in the street?

One early test will be at the Maryland GOP Spring Convention.

In addition to the delegates to the Republican national convention elected last week, on Saturday May 14 in Annapolis-

“There will be 11 delegates and 11 alternate delegates elected at-large at the MDGOP 2016 Spring Convention on May 14, 2016. They are elected by the members of the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland. They are bound to the winner of the statewide Presidential contest in Maryland.”

(Click here for a summary of the “Maryland Delegate and Alternate Delegate Selection Process”.)

Sending mostly non-Trump delegates-at-large to Cleveland will send a message that the Trump-inspired portion of the 195,000-plus new or returning 2016 Republican presidential primary voters are unwelcome in the Maryland Republican Club.

On the other hand, if some Maryland GOP nominees for the House and Senate endorse Trump now, they will be telling these new or returning voters they have gotten their message and should help with their campaigns.

**Numbers as of May 1, 2016.  Reportedly official Maryland Board of Election results will be available on Friday, May 6.

 

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