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Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 11 Dec 2017

“Barbara Comstock: Trump and RNC support for Roy Moore ‘doesn’t represent me'”– But Will Barbara’s Virtue-Signaling Sway Many Patriots?

Mrs. Comstock is surely correct, nonetheless, that she often speaks for the many GOP Swamp Dwellers who live in her part of the Virginia forest in McLean.

Readers will recall, however, that her Liberty Score in Mark Levin’s Conservative Review is a rousing 28% or “F”!
Certainly not even a “common sense conservative” record.

And her NumbersUSA  immigration-reduction grade for this Congress is 30% or “D”!
Perhaps she has forgotten that taming runaway immigration was a central concern in the 2016 presidential election?

Most troubling for patriots of both parties is Mrs. Comstock’s work against free political speech — apparently in concert with Islamists.

“Thus far in the United States saying ‘I hate’ something is not a crime, yet in H.Res. 257 put forward by Barbara Comstock, ‘Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States,’ criminalizes free speech.” — Monica Morrill

“EMGAGE declares ‘Mission Accomplished’ during Muslim Hill Day to thank Rep. Comstock for her support of H.Res. 257, anti-hate crime legislation” via Monica Morrill
Geographer and analyst Monica Morrill raised the alarm about northern Virginia Republican Representative Barbara Comstock’s sponsorship of anti-free speech legislation.

And somehow voters have the view that Islam does not put women’s concerns first!

 

Common Defense Richard Falknor on 03 Dec 2017

“Another Bracken Giveaway” via Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna

Matt Bracken’s page-turning novels are one of the most instructive means of awakening our friends and neighbors to a fast-emerging world of grim, disheartening dangers we must first grasp in order to avoid.

Read them all!

Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 30 Nov 2017

Two Burning Messages For Patriots: Don’t Let England Happen Here & We May Be On The Verge Of A Real Civil War!

Katie Hopkins:’Resist the Narrative‘” from Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna (GoV).

GoV reports that “Katie Hopkins is a British journalist and opinion writer who is well-known in the United Kingdom. She’s also very controversial, since she has strong conservative opinions. Real, non-PC conservatism, not the gelded deracinated pabulum peddled by the ‘Conservative’ Party.”

Bodissey adds: “Katie Hopkins is impassioned, witty, vulgar, profound, and inspiring by turns, and sometimes all at once.”

 

Required listening for your GOP members of the Congress!

 

 

 

 

 

“From cold to hot civil war?” warns Angelo Codevilla!

Author of the magisterial “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution”, Codevilla explains – –

Donald Trump was elected to lead revolutions against the ruling class in general and the Republican establishment in particular. Mr. Trump did not create the hopes and resentments that elected him. Nor is it in any man’s power quite literally to ‘make America great again.’ Even to try would require dismantling the ruling class that has grown upon us for three quarters of a century, and building up a different one. Nevertheless, Mr. Trump’s election fed the sentiments that elected him. But the reality of a ruling class more aggressive than ever has leavened them with disappointment and bitterness.
The ruling class’’resistance’ to the 2016 election results expresses its evolving moral and intellectual character. Growling and barking, ‘Racist! Sexist! Homophobic’ and now ‘Nazi,’ it bandies projects of which previously it had spoken softly, such as requiring all hospitals, doctors and nurses — including Catholic ones — to perform abortions or at least to training to perform them, mandating that Catholic schools admit homosexual and transgender students, and ensuring that online transactions on such websites as Airbnb comply with evolving anti-discrimination standards.
It is also morphing the concept of ‘hate crime’ into the criminalization of ‘hate speech’ — meaning opposition to what these loving folks demand. In this regard, the Sept. 11 Joint Congressional Resolution identifies the political right with political violence and encourages those who wield the U.S. government’s vast powers to treat the ruling class’ sociopolitical opponents as public enemies.”

 But where will this end?

“Mistakenly, the ruling class believes that Mr. Trump is the ultimate expression of a passing populism. Discredit him, crush the Deplorables, buy the Pitiables, and they can rule unopposed. But their problem was, is and will remain not Mr. Trump but the indelible resentments that they have aroused. As the Sept. 26 Alabama Republican primary showed, not even Mr. Trump himself can save the rulers from a population that has come to understand them too well.
That is why whoever wins elections henceforth is certain to do so as the representative of one side of America, antagonistic to the other.
Were any Democrat to be elected president in 2020 he would make Barack Obama look conservative. Radical expansion of the concept of hate speech would restrict the exercise of religion and punish reticence to conform, as well as political opposition. The public sector’s transformation into the ruling class’ private preserve would be completed. The conservative side of American life, looking back to 2017, would try its own version of ‘resistance.’ But whereas Donald Trump responded to’resistance’ with complaints, the next Democratic president’s response would be to punish opponents — ignoring court orders, marshaling friendly corporations, and even using the federal agencies’ SWAT teams against them.’Stop me if you can.’ The conservative side of American life will see no alternative to civil, or even violent disobedience. Then what?
Anyone elected in 2020 by the anti-establishment side would know that the left sees tolerance as a one-way street, that it is no longer capable of practicing it, that the Republican Party committed suicide by not fulfilling its constituencies’ desires on guns, abortion, religion, education, taxes and immigration. Hence, he has no choice but to fulfill them. The resistance of judges, bureaucrats and corporate executives would be even fiercer. A conservative administration would have no alternative but to sweep them aside. Then what?
In either case, both sides have already transcended the American republic in their hearts. When will they do so with their hands? We have stepped over the threshold of a revolution. It is futile to speculate where it will end.” (Highlighting added throughout.)

 

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 13 Nov 2017

Matthew Bracken’s Novels: Gripping & Instructive Visits In Much Too Likely Futures We Must Avoid

 Western Rifle Shooters Association under “Kudos”
(Click on their link above for wider view of Bracken books.)

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 11 Nov 2017

Veterans Day 2017: Honor those who served by learning and teaching our unique heritage!

Bataan Airfield 1942. 24th Pursuit Group. P-40E Warhawk.

Philippines. Bataan Airfield 1942. 24th Pursuit Group. P-40E Warhawk. (Click on image.)
 
“We’re the battling bastards of Bataan;
No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam.
No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,
No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces
And nobody give a damn
Nobody gives a damn.” 
–Frank Hewlett 1942

Six years ago on Veterans Day, we asked in our Will Veterans Day Fade When Only A Few Still Grasp Why?

“All this military history and much more should be part of our national conversation –– not topics relegated to the archives of academics and locked away from school children.”

Two years ago on Veterans Day, we reported in our Preserving Our National Heritage To Guide And Energize Our Next Generations

“This last year has revealed even more sharply the organized civic collapse of undergraduate bodies in too many of our universities.
Most recently, Yale University and the University of Missouri have brought shame to what was once the higher learning in America.
As Andrew McCarthy wrote yesterday–
‘The university is a terrible deal for the country and for too many students. It is no longer a center of learning and the promotion of reason. It is a cauldron of hard Left indoctrination and victim narratives where reason no longer has a home.'”

Now traditional liberals like Camille Paglia highlight the collapse of learning in America which failure means that the work and sacrifice of veterans from 1775 to this day will disappear from ordinary memory.

Breitbart’s Dr. Susan Berry writes

“In a discussion with American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, Paglia said:
What has happened is these young people now getting to college have no sense of history of any kind. No sense of history. No world geography. No sense of the violence and the barbarities of history. So, they think that the whole world has always been like this, a kind of nice, comfortable world where you can go to the store and get orange juice and milk, and you can turn on the water and the hot water comes out. They have no sense whatever of destruction, of the great civilizations that rose and fell, and so on, and how arrogant people get when they’re in a comfortable civilization, etc. So they now are being taught to look around them to see defects in America – which is the freest country in the history of the world – and to feel that somehow America is the source of all evil in the universe, and it’s because they’ve never been exposed to the actual evil of the history of humanity. They know nothing!’
Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, slammed the trend of public schools beginning the teaching of ‘identity politics,’ such as that found in ‘sexual harassment sensitivity training’ and ‘diversity training,’ all the while true education is absent.” (Highlighting added.)

Patriots of all persuasions must act to learn and to teach our special heritage of freedom.

If they do not do so, this heritage will shortly be lost!

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Barbary Wars 1804: Navy Lieutenant & Eastern Shore Native Stephen Decatur Boarding Tripolitan Gunboat by DM Carter.

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 30 Oct 2017

“Transgenderism”—Bob Marshall Fights On The Culture Front For All Virginians

Seasoned Breitbart reporter Neil Munro declared in his Transgender Candidate Targets Kindergartens, GOP Legislator  —

“Transgender advocates nationwide are pouring huge amounts of money into northern Virginia to defeat a veteran state legislator, GOP Rep Bob Marshall, who openly opposes the transgender ideology.
Democrats, transgender donors, gay political groups and the establishment media have united behind Danica Roem, who says he is transgender. He has changed his legal sex from male to female via Virginia’s paperwork-only sex-change law. He appears in public as a woman, complete with make-up.
Roem ‘is a guy who thinks he’s a girl who wears a dress,’ said Marshall told Breitbart News. But in his Manassas district, ‘a lot of people don’t know … they think [the candidate] is an odd-looking woman.’
By openly opposing the Democrats’ transgender ideology, ‘I am the Number One target of the Democrats’ in the 2017 elections, Marshall said. ‘If they beat me, this will put [conservative] Representatives in the closet for years,’ he said, because many business-backed GOP legislators are already reluctant to fight against the cultural priorities pushed by wealthy progressive groups, including transgender donors and their business allies.‘” (Highlighting added throughout.)

Veteran journalist Munro points out to his national audience what many Old Dominion conservatives already know about the state GOP —

“The state’s GOP leaders are ignoring the transgender issue because of the state’s business community, said Terry Schilling, a political strategist at the American Principles Project. ‘Democrats, they know Republicans are [unwilling to fight] on this .. so they will go far out there because they think they will suffer no consequences,’ he said.”

And Munro goes right to the bottom line —

“Marshall is trying to raising funds to keep pace with Roem’s heavy spending. ‘I would like to raise half of what he gets … [because] 27 percent of Democratic supporters back away when they find out about this guy’s background.’”

For many years, Bob Marshall has stood first or stood alone for Virginia conservatives from fiscal and constitutional issues to preserving our culture.

Marshall’s defeat would severely hurt Virginia patriots and give the state GOP yet another excuse to flee from preserving our traditional freedoms.

 

Common Defense Richard Falknor on 22 Oct 2017

EMP Attack Now An Imminent Threat? Gates of Vienna’s Dymphna Tells Of “A Bang Followed by Whimpering… and Silence” And the barriers to protecting our electrical grid lie in a muddled Permanent Government and a short-sighted Utilities Industry!

Read all of Dymphna’s post on the grave EMP danger after her introduction below – –

“Gotta love The Swamp. Now that North Korea (probably) has the capability to fire a missile into our airspace, TPTB [the powers that be] have shut down the one governmental organization with the ability to do anything testicular to deter the Fat Boy driving the looming disaster.
Did you think NoKo is going to do something fissionable with its missiles and is going to simply try to ‘bomb’ us? Well, it would seem that’s the intention, but the real problem is the payload on their missiles. All they need is one EMP detonated in our skies (over the East Coast, where lies most of our outdated electrical infrastructure) to send the continent back to say, 1850…and that will mean ninety percent of our population gone within six months or less. One can envision the follow-up: a leisurely walk-through by China. It would be easy-peasy to sort through the pieces of what remained of Canada and the United States.”

Dymphna points to state action such as Maine has initiated as a way to protect the surrounding grid —

“At least Maine seems to be aware and active about the problem. Whether it’s past the initial stages of deciding what to do is hard to say, but its preliminary actions show the way forward for other states. States don’t have to wait for the Federal behemoth to move toward safety. They could even act regionally in a co-operative. This is especially important for our vulnerable northeastern corridor.”

Just last month Fox News’ Hollie McKay declared “As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise” —

“The U.S. electrical grid, which is deemed one of the most vital pieces of infrastructure in the country and serves more than 300 million, does not have one singular oversight body responsible for its safeguarding — hence authorities have cautioned that the magnitude of threat has fallen between the cracks.”

Perhaps the most immediately promising course comes from long-time defense expert Frank Gaffney–

“This week [September 28], America loses a national treasure. Inexplicably, just when we need the country’s most knowledgeable and influential minds advising about how to protect against a potentially imminent, nation-ending peril, the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Threat Commission is being shut down.
For seventeen years under the leadership of President Reagan’s Science Advisor, Dr. William Graham, this blue-ribbon panel has warned that we had to protect our electric grid from just the sorts of EMP attacks North Korea is now threatening to unleash upon us. Successive administrations and the electric utilities have shamefully failed to heed those warnings and take corrective action.
President Trump should give Dr. Graham and his team a new mandate as a presidential commission to oversee the immediate implementation of their recommendations.”
(Highlighting added throughout.)
Extra credit October 23: A frighteningly pertinent short story — Matthew Bracken’s Alas, Brave New Babylon

Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 28 Sep 2017

Breaking Out Of The Obamacare Prison? —President May Issue Executive Order

From yesterday’s Press Gaggle (scroll down)– –

“Q Are you considering an executive order?

THE PRESIDENT: I am considering an executive order on associations, and that will take care of a tremendous number of people with regard to healthcare. And I’ll probably be signing a very major executive order where people can go out, cross state lines, do lots of things, and buy their own healthcare. And that will be probably signed next week. It’s being finished now. It’s going to cover a lot of territory and a lot of people — millions of people.” (Highlighting added.)

Some background from senator Rand Paul – – Paul Predicts ‘Big News’ from White House Soon on Obamacare Tweaks
(Bridget Johnson via PJ Media)!

 

Overpass Media Richard Falknor on 24 Sep 2017

Overpass Message–Rush Hour Friday On I-95:”Million Unemployed-Stop Immigration-America-First”

The Maryland Overpass Message Team headed by Ed Hunter and Lewis Porter got their patriotic display in Howard County before Interstate 95 drivers for three hours last Friday before the Speech Meanies from the State Highway Administration (SHA) were able to shut it down.

Activists Hunter and Porter reported that the SHA apparatchik who showed up kept saying “My bridge, my bridge, you need to take the signs down off MY Bridge or I will take them down.”

Hunter and Porter declared that the SHA had called local authorities to complain that the sign was “vulgar and offensive.”

Porter noted that about 80% of the drivers responded positively to Friday’s message.

He said that fewer than 20% were less than favorable and expressed their disapproval in scatalogical gestures.

Governor Larry Hogan, by some reports a Republican, should start a remedial course in Free Political Speech for SHA employees.

 

 

Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 15 Sep 2017

GOP Fumbles Free Speech: Trump WH & VA Rep Comstock, or Breitbart’s Kassam, & Monica Morrill?

UPDATE September 16, 2017!  Raheem Kassam: “POTUS Signs ‘Anti-Hate’ Resolution, a Major Assault on America’s First Amendment. . .DACA wasn’t the biggest win for the swamp-left this week.” Read more here !
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“This afternoon [last Wednesday], White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed President Trump would ‘absolutely’ be signing a resolution drafted by Republican and Democrat lawmakers ‘condemning’ hatred. ‘He and [Senator Tim Scott] talked about that and discussed that and agreed that that was the appropriate place to be,’ Sanders said. ‘In terms of whether or not he’ll sign the joint resolution, absolutely, and he looks forward to doing so as soon as he receives it.’ But the resolution is manifestly a ruse — the first line of attack in a new wave of assaults against free speech in America.”  Raheem Kassam
“Thus far in the United States saying ‘I hate’ something is not a crime, yet in H.Res. 257 put forward by Barbara Comstock, ‘Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States,’ criminalizes free speech.” Monica Morrill

“EMGAGE declares ‘Mission Accomplished’ during Muslim Hill Day to thank Rep. Comstock for her support of H.Res. 257, anti-hate crime legislation” via Monica Morrill

Geographer and analyst Monica Morrill raised the alarm about northern Virginia Republican Representative Barbara Comstock’s sponsorship of anti-free speech legislation  —

  • “The question then becomes, who defines ‘hate speech’ if it is to be forbidden? Laws that push out free speech, regardless of agreement, do not promote understanding in debate but rather confusion. An attempt to muzzle any speech is a cowardly act of avoiding critical thinking and debate, not to mention it’s contradicting the First Amendment. S.Res. 118 gives minority groups ammunition to suppress the natural rights of free speech of the other. Brigette Gabriel shares the shocking details in her Breitbart article, Betrayal: Republicans Push Anti-Free Speech Bill Written by Islamic Terror-Linked Groups. So, it appears that left-leaning Muslim organizations such as EMGAGE, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center (ADAMS Center) will likely be at the helm defining what hate speech is intolerable for some against others.”
  • “Why did this resolution even come to be earlier this year? The bills [S.Res. 118 and H.Res. 257] were drafted by Muslim organizations: The Muslim Public Affairs Counsel, and EMGAGE. If you start connecting the dots, I believe you will come to the conclusion that the purpose of these organizations is to replace the constitutional right to free speech with Sharia law, prohibits defamation and blasphemy against Islam. These organizations are cleverly criminalizing speech. Read very carefully what the Senate Resolution says. ‘Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias … (emphasis added)’ The phrase, ‘Any other form,’ undoubtedly refers to speech when read in the context of the resolution.”

On Wednesday, Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief  Raheem Kassam declaredThe Swamp Just Bounced Trump Into A European-Style Assault on Free Speech”!

Most important, he reminded readers – – –

“Many Americans don’t seem to appreciate as much as outside admirers do, that the United States is the only country in the world with a commitment to free speech enshrined in the nation’s Constitution. Many nations do not even have codified constitution of which to speak.”

Kassam explains – –

  • “The five page document [link added, S.J. Res. 49 signed by president yesterday] the President is now committed to signing refers to violence on the side of Neo Nazi protesters, but fails to mention Antifa, or any other leftist-inspired violence, including but not limited to the Bernie Sanders supporter who recently attempted to murder Republican congressmen.”
  • “It demands signatories ‘speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy’ — laudable aims were it not for the fact that the political left has abused and debased these terms, effectively stripping them of all meaning.
  • “Today, a ‘racist’ is someone who believes in legal immigration. An ‘extremist’ is someone who doesn’t believe in mass, state-funded abortion. A ‘xenophobe’ is someone who takes pride in their nation. An ‘anti-Semite’ is — curiously — someone who supports the State of Israel, and ‘white supremacy’ now occupies the Oval Office. The Overton window has shifted so far that even practicing Muslims are now decried by the most heavily quoted sources as ‘Islamophobes.'”
  • “Speaking of Islamophobia, why has that been left out of this resolution? Will there be — as Islamic supremacists often demand — a special case and motion for Muslims alone, to go before the President later this year? Will the White House be equally excited to sign what would effectively be a blasphemy law?”
  • “Perhaps the most insidious part of this document comes right at the end, where the President will accede to ensuring ‘the heads of other Federal agencies… improve the reporting of hate crimes and… emphasize the importance of the collection, and… reporting to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, of hate crime data by State and local agencies‘”.

Patriots should let both the Kassam and Merrill posts sink in — then contrive to derail schemes that menace our basic freedoms of speech and assembly.

(Highlighting and underscoring added throughout.)

 

 

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