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Three things Americans are entitled to from the government

Fox Insider: “Talking Points Memo,” broke down the three things Americans are entitled to from the government to enable the pursuit of happiness:
1. An effective defense against people who would kill them,
2. An affordable medical system that can alleviate suffering, and
3. Fair access to the free marketplace.

Americans should have three major expectations of their government: security, an affordable medical system and fair access to the marketplace. Due to hackers and leaks, America’s cybersecurity threats are “almost out of control.” Security is America’s most important issue, followed closely by health care. Americans are entitled to an affordable health care system, marked by financial affordability, direct access to physicians of one’s choice, and protection from chaotic “red tape” and delays. Americans should have reasonable access to the marketplace, with sensible guidelines to protect buyers and sellers of goods. Bernie Sanders’ philosophy of being shepherded through life is not what America is all about.

A Conservative Comment on what we believe and want from our government:

Conservatives favor small government and we go against popular social programs.  We don’t want regulations and we argue for lower tax rates across the board. LIBERTARIANS argue that gay marriage should not be outlawed by the government, but those from the Christian Right favor such restrictions. LIBERTARIAN American Conservatives believe in the strict separation of religion and government.  Christians argue in favor of school vouchers, prayer being sanctioned in schools and the use of the Bible for supporting political positions. (Source: reference.com/government politics)

Wiretapping of President Donald Trump – supporting information

There is a much bigger scandal here: (FISA=Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)

LEVINE: “We have a prior administration, Barack Obama and his surrogates, who were supporting Hillary Clinton who were supporting the Democrat Party, who were using the instrumentalities of the Federal Government intelligence activities, to surveil members of the Trump Campaign and to put that information out in the public.  Those are police state tactics. Nothing General Flynn did, nothing General Sessions has done are even in the same category as that.  

Where did the orders come from to intercept these phone calls? To record these phone calls? How many more phone calls involving Michael Flynn and other would be administration officials were intercepted and recorded? Were the President of the United States? the now president of the United States, Donald Trump, were his phone calls recorded?  

I am speaking as somebody who was Chief of Staff to an attorney general.  I am telling you it is not that simple to get authorization from the FISA Court! It’s not that simple to be tapping into phone calls and recording phone calls, particularly of private citizens.  So the questions is, how many of Michael Flynn’s phone calls to various foreign leaders were intercepted by the Obama administration and recorded by the Obama administration? How many phone calls by Donald Trump, if any, have been intercepted by the Obama administration and recorded by the Obama administration, and all the other transition officials involved in foreign policy and national security and defense policy.  This, ladies and gentlemen, is the real scandal!

Today’s reporting on Sessions having a chance meeting with the ambassador this summer of Russia, and having an actual meeting in his senate office this summer.  Where did that information come from? Where did that information come from?”

So the question ladies and gentlemen, was Obama surveilling top Trump campaign officials during the election? In other words, was the president of the United States on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat party, using our intelligence services or the FISA Court to gather information on their opponents.  THIS IS A MASSIVE SCANDAL, THE LIKES OF WHICH WE HAVE NEVER SEEN!

I asked my buddy Andrew McCarthy about this, off-line, we talk a lot. He said to me “we absolutely know this is true.”

The FBI did a preliminary,  criminal investigation based on potential of connection between a server in Trump Towers and a couple of Russian banks.  That turned out to be a dry hole.  But one of the most outrageous things I have ever seen he wrote me, totally uncovered by the media, of course.  Instead of closing the investigation, the Obama Justice Department tried to turn it into a FISA court investigation in June.  Apparently the first application they submitted named Trump.  But we don’t know whether that means named him as a proposed surveillance target? or just mentioned his named his name in the application someplace.  In any event, even the FISA Court which  is very solicitous of  Government requests said no!  There was not enough evidence to make our Probable Cause involving Donald Trump.  The required FISA showing to get a wire tap is PROBABLE CAUSE! Probable cause that the target is an agent of a foreign power.  This must mean that in the middle of the campaign, Obama’s Justice Department was actively having Trump and some of this associates investigated, suggesting to a United States COURT that they were agents of Vladimir Putin’s regime. 

In October, stretch run of campaign and five months after FISA Court said no. The Obama Justice Department goes back to the FISA Court with what we are told was a more narrowly tailored application.  This one does not mention Trump, the FISA Court approved it and the apparent targets were Manafort, Stone and Page (Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page). For all we know, it might still be going on.  The New York Times wrote a big story about it in mid-January.  In the story, after all the heavy breathing at the beginning, the Time concedes the investigation of Manafort and the others may have nothing to do with Trump and the Russian Hacking!!!!”

Micallef:  How far does this go? What other investigations are going on right now? What other laws have been broken by the Obama Presidency? How deep does this dirt go? How safe are we citizens now? What is their end game? We know Obama is working hard to undermine the Trump administration but to what end? to destroy our Constitution and to aid Radical Islam and the New World Order? OR IS IT TO FULFILL the Democrats desire to Impeach our President who is not involved in anything that they are alleging?  How do we stop it?  This is beyond anything that has ever happened in American politics, and far worse than Watergate and other scandals.  This is the misuse of government power to undermine a free election and the new administration.  I for one, hope that Obama and all his ilk get tried for TREASON and are imprisoned for crimes against America, Americans and the world for creating this environment where everyone distrusts everyone, where breaking the law and inciting violence in our society towards Whites, Conservatives, Blacks that support Trump and Democracy are targeted and for targeting a GREAT MAN LIKE OUR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP.  I hope and pray that ATTORNEY JEFF SESSIONS nails these creeps to the wall and makes an example of them.  This to me is the worst kind of treason, because its Aim is to take away the POWER from 65 million of us who voted for President Donald J. Trump and to silence our voices for freedom in America.  This is a crime of immense proportions and someone should be held accountable for it.

Nancy Pelosi is the one who should resign. For being irresponsible. For leveling reckless recriminations and slurs against Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“Did Jeff Sessions Talk To Russia?”

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any investigations into matters related to the presidential campaigns. This follows the controversy surrounding his conversations with the Russian ambassador in 2016.”

The Democrats cannot accept that they lost and are now trying to destroy each member of President Trump’s cabinet. I applaud Sen. Sessions’ decision to recuse from the investigations but remain in office.  Sen. Pelosi and Sen. Schumer, your plan failed.

 

“We have now for six months heard story after story come out of unnamed sources say the same thing over and over again and nothing has come of it.  We have heard the same people, the same anecdotes, and we heard reports over and over again.  At what point, what are you investigating?  

The Question becomes at some point, if there is nothing to further investigate, what are you asking people to investigate?”

 

Fox News: Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “from the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.”

At a news conference Thursday, the former Speaker of the House denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a liar, pronounced him guilty of perjury, and demanded his resignation. This comes just days after she erroneously accused the Trump White House of obstructing justice. Clearly, she’s on a tear. Who knew the democratic leader, who is not a lawyer, was such an expert on the law?

What did Sessions do to deserve her condemnation? By his account, he told the truth. When asked by Senator Al Franken during his confirmation hearing about “a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government,” Sessions responded as follows:

“I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”

In a subsequent questionnaire issued by Senator Patrick Leahy, Sessions answered “no” when asked the following:

“Several of the President-elect’s nominees or senior advisers have Russian ties. Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after Election Day?”

As posed, the questions specifically ask Sessions about any exchange of information with the Russians pertaining to the presidential campaign and any discussion of the election itself. The attorney general insists he responded honestly. That is, he never spoke with a Russian official about either subject. In a statement, he said, “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”

Sessions says he had more than 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors in 2016 as a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Twice he spoke with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak.

The first meeting occurred at a Heritage Foundation conference, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, entitled “Global Partners in Diplomacy.” Ambassadors were invited to converse with U.S. officials, including Sessions, about national security issues, trade and other foreign policy matters. Sessions insists he talked with Kishlak only in his capacity as a Senator and never about the campaign or election.

He met with Kisylak two months later. Again, he maintains their conversation had nothing to do with electoral politics and everything to do with carrying out the functions of his job as a U.S. Senator serving on the Armed Services Committee.

Someone might want to tell Pelosi that speaking with the Russian ambassador to the United States is neither exceptional nor incriminating. After all, Kisylak is stationed here. His job is to communicate with U.S. officials. Senators take meetings with foreign diplomats all the time.

Case in point: Democratic Senator Claire McCaskell. After criticizing Sessions for meeting with the Russian ambassador and claiming she had never done so in her 10 years on the Armed Services Committee, it turns out that her own tweets betrayed her. The record shows she bragged on social media about two of her meetings with him. Don’t be ashamed, Claire. It is not a crime to speak to a Russian.

Importantly, there is no evidence to suggest that the attorney general has been untruthful. The only dishonesty comes from Pelosi who has deliberately misrepresented the known facts and defamed Sessions by branding him a liar.

Pelosi is in desperate need of a primer on perjury. As a non-lawyer, she might want to take careful notes.

Under federal law, 18 USC 1621, perjury is knowingly and willfully making a false statement under oath. It is as simple as that. You won’t run out of ink writing it down. You don’t need to be a great thinker to comprehend the plain meaning of the statute.

If Sessions was acting in his capacity as a United State Senator and did not discuss the election campaign, then he did not commit perjury. In other words, his statements to the Judiciary Committee were truthful, not lies as Pelosi claims. Yet, armed with no evidence whatsoever, she has convicted Sessions without the benefit of a trial. Her accusations are not just baseless, given the known facts, but contemptible.

Perhaps Nancy Pelosi is the one who should resign. For being irresponsible. For leveling reckless recriminations and slurs.

Her only defense may be incompetence. It is the oft-used excuse of the Fool.

Remarks by President Trump in Joint Address to Congress – For Those That Missed it

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release – February 28, 2017
Remarks by President Trump in Joint Address to Congress

U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.

9:09 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and citizens of America:

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path towards civil rights and the work that still remains to be done. (Applause.) Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms. (Applause.)

Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart. A new chapter — (applause) — of American Greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.

What we are witnessing today is the renewal of the American spirit. Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead. (Applause.) All the nations of the world — friend or foe — will find that America is strong, America is proud, and America is free.

In nine years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding — 250 years since the day we declared our independence. It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world. But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year? What kind of country will we leave for our children?

I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future. For too long, we’ve watched our middle class shrink as we’ve exported our jobs and wealth to foreign countries. We’ve financed and built one global project after another, but ignored the fates of our children in the inner cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and so many other places throughout our land.

We’ve defended the borders of other nations while leaving our own borders wide open for anyone to cross and for drugs to pour in at a now unprecedented rate. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas, while our infrastructure at home has so badly crumbled.

Then, in 2016, the Earth shifted beneath our feet. The rebellion started as a quiet protest, spoken by families of all colors and creeds — families who just wanted a fair shot for their children and a fair hearing for their concerns.

But then the quiet voices became a loud chorus as thousands of citizens now spoke out together, from cities small and large, all across our country. Finally, the chorus became an earthquake, and the people turned out by the tens of millions, and they were all united by one very simple, but crucial demand: that America must put its own citizens first. Because only then can we truly make America great again. (Applause.)

Dying industries will come roaring back to life. Heroic veterans will get the care they so desperately need. Our military will be given the resources its brave warriors so richly deserve. Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful land. Our terrible drug epidemic will slow down and, ultimately, stop. And our neglected inner cities will see a rebirth of hope, safety and opportunity. Above all else, we will keep our promises to the American people. (Applause.)

It’s been a little over a month since my inauguration, and I want to take this moment to update the nation on the progress I’ve made in keeping those promises.

Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States, and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs. (Applause.)

The stock market has gained almost $3 trillion in value since the election on November 8th, a record. We’ve saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price of a fantastic — and it is a fantastic — new F-35 jet fighter, and we’ll be saving billions more on contracts all across our government. We have placed a hiring freeze on non-military and non-essential federal workers.

We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials and a lifetime ban — (applause) — thank you — and a lifetime ban on becoming lobbyists for a foreign government.

We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every government agency. (Applause.) And we’re imposing a new rule which mandates that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. (Applause.) We’re going to stop the regulations that threaten the future and livelihood of our great coal miners. (Applause.)

We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines — (applause) — thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs. And I’ve issued a new directive that new American pipelines be made with American steel. (Applause.)

We have withdrawn the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Applause.) And with the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a council with our neighbors in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams. (Applause.)

To protect our citizens, I have directed the Department of Justice to form a Task Force on Reducing Violent Crime. I have further ordered the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, along with the Department of State and the Director of National Intelligence, to coordinate an aggressive strategy to dismantle the criminal cartels that have spread all across our nation. (Applause.) We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth, and we will expand treatment for those who have become so badly addicted. (Applause.)

At the same time, my administration has answered the pleas of the American people for immigration enforcement and border security. (Applause.) By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. (Applause.) We want all Americans to succeed, but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos. We must restore integrity and the rule of law at our borders. (Applause.)

For that reason, we will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border. (Applause.) As we speak tonight, we are removing gang members, drug dealers, and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our very innocent citizens. Bad ones are going out as I speak, and as I promised throughout the campaign.

To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you this one question: What would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders? (Applause.)

Our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States. We are also taking strong measures to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism. (Applause.) According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country. We have seen the attacks at home — from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon, and, yes, even the World Trade Center.

We have seen the attacks in France, in Belgium, in Germany, and all over the world. It is not compassionate, but reckless to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur. (Applause.) Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values. We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America. We cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists. (Applause.)

That is why my administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe and to keep out those out who will do us harm. (Applause.)

As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS — a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, and women, and children of all faiths and all beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet. (Applause.)

I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran’s ballistic missile program, and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel. (Applause.)

Finally, I have kept my promise to appoint a justice to the United States Supreme Court, from my list of 20 judges, who will defend our Constitution. (Applause.)

I am greatly honored to have Maureen Scalia with us in the gallery tonight. (Applause.) Thank you, Maureen. Her late, great husband, Antonin Scalia, will forever be a symbol of American justice. To fill his seat, we have chosen Judge Neil Gorsuch, a man of incredible skill and deep devotion to the law. He was confirmed unanimously by the Court of Appeals, and I am asking the Senate to swiftly approve his nomination. (Applause.)

Tonight, as I outline the next steps we must take as a country, we must honestly acknowledge the circumstances we inherited. Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force. Over 43 million people are now living in poverty, and over 43 million Americans are on food stamps. More than one in five people in their prime working years are not working. We have the worst financial recovery in 65 years. In the last eight years, the past administration has put on more new debt than nearly all of the other Presidents combined.

We’ve lost more than one-fourth of our manufacturing jobs since NAFTA was approved, and we’ve lost 60,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. Our trade deficit in goods with the world last year was nearly $800 billion dollars. And overseas we have inherited a series of tragic foreign policy disasters.

Solving these and so many other pressing problems will require us to work past the differences of party. It will require us to tap into the American spirit that has overcome every challenge throughout our long and storied history. But to accomplish our goals at home and abroad, we must restart the engine of the American economy — making it easier for companies to do business in the United States, and much, much harder for companies to leave our country. (Applause.)

Right now, American companies are taxed at one of the highest rates anywhere in the world. My economic team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere and with anyone. (Applause.) It will be a big, big cut.

At the same time, we will provide massive tax relief for the middle class. We must create a level playing field for American companies and our workers. We have to do it. (Applause.) Currently, when we ship products out of America, many other countries make us pay very high tariffs and taxes. But when foreign companies ship their products into America, we charge them nothing, or almost nothing.

I just met with officials and workers from a great American company, Harley-Davidson. In fact, they proudly displayed five of their magnificent motorcycles, made in the USA, on the front lawn of the White House. ((Laughter and applause.) And they wanted me to ride one and I said, “No, thank you.” (Laughter.)

At our meeting, I asked them, how are you doing, how is business? They said that it’s good. I asked them further, how are you doing with other countries, mainly international sales? They told me — without even complaining, because they have been so mistreated for so long that they’ve become used to it — that it’s very hard to do business with other countries because they tax our goods at such a high rate. They said that in the case of another country, they taxed their motorcycles at 100 percent. They weren’t even asking for a change. But I am. (Applause.)

I believe strongly in free trade but it also has to be fair trade. It’s been a long time since we had fair trade. The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, warned that the “abandonment of the protective policy by the American government… will produce want and ruin among our people.” Lincoln was right — and it’s time we heeded his advice and his words. (Applause.) I am not going to let America and its great companies and workers be taken advantage of us any longer. They have taken advantage of our country. No longer. (Applause.)

I am going to bring back millions of jobs. Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. (Applause.) The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers. Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others, have a merit-based immigration system. (Applause.) It’s a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs American taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, we will have so many more benefits. It will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families — including immigrant families — enter the middle class. And they will do it quickly, and they will be very, very happy, indeed. (Applause.)

I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals: To improve jobs and wages for Americans; to strengthen our nation’s security; and to restore respect for our laws. If we are guided by the wellbeing of American citizens, then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades. (Applause.)

Another Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program — the building of the Interstate Highway System. The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding. (Applause.)America has spent approximately $6 trillion in the Middle East — all the while our infrastructure at home is crumbling. With this $6 trillion, we could have rebuilt our country twice, and maybe even three times if we had people who had the ability to negotiate. (Applause.)

To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure of the United States — financed through both public and private capital — creating millions of new jobs. (Applause.) This effort will be guided by two core principles: buy American and hire American. (Applause.)

Tonight, I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare — (applause) — with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and, at the same time, provide better healthcare. (Applause.)

Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country. (Applause.) The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we are going do. (Applause.)

Obamacare premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits. As an example, Arizona went up 116 percent last year alone. Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky just said Obamacare is failing in his state — the state of Kentucky — and it’s unsustainable and collapsing.

One-third of counties have only one insurer, and they are losing them fast. They are losing them so fast. They are leaving, and many Americans have no choice at all. There’s no choice left. Remember when you were told that you could keep your doctor and keep your plan? We now know that all of those promises have been totally broken. Obamacare is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all Americans. (Applause.)

Action is not a choice, it is a necessity. So I am calling on all Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work with us to save Americans from this imploding Obamacare disaster. (Applause.)

Here are the principles that should guide the Congress as we move to create a better healthcare system for all Americans:

First, we should ensure that Americans with preexisting conditions have access to coverage, and that we have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges. (Applause.)

Secondly, we should help Americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts — but it must be the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by our government. (Applause.)

Thirdly, we should give our great state governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to make sure no one is left out. (Applause.)

Fourth, we should implement legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance, and work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs, and bring them down immediately. (Applause.)

And finally, the time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines — (applause) — which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care. So important.

Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing and hope.

Our citizens deserve this, and so much more — so why not join forces and finally get the job done, and get it done right? (Applause.) On this and so many other things, Democrats and Republicans should get together and unite for the good of our country and for the good of the American people. (Applause.)

My administration wants to work with members of both parties to make childcare accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents that they have paid family leave — (applause) — to invest in women’s health, and to promote clean air and clean water, and to rebuild our military and our infrastructure. (Applause.)

True love for our people requires us to find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every American child who deserves a much brighter future.

An incredible young woman is with us this evening, who should serve as an inspiration to us all. Today is Rare Disease Day, and joining us in the gallery is a rare disease survivor, Megan Crowley. (Applause.)

Megan was diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare and serious illness, when she was 15 months old. She was not expected to live past five. On receiving this news, Megan’s dad, John, fought with everything he had to save the life of his precious child. He founded a company to look for a cure, and helped develop the drug that saved Megan’s life. Today she is 20 years old and a sophomore at Notre Dame. (Applause.)

Megan’s story is about the unbounded power of a father’s love for a daughter. But our slow and burdensome approval process at the Food and Drug Administration keeps too many advances, like the one that saved Megan’s life, from reaching those in need. If we slash the restraints, not just at the FDA but across our government, then we will be blessed with far more miracles just like Megan. (Applause.) In fact, our children will grow up in a nation of miracles.

But to achieve this future, we must enrich the mind and the souls of every American child. Education is the civil rights issue of our time. (Applause.) I am calling upon members of both parties to pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children. (Applause.) These families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious, or home school that is right for them. (Applause.)

Joining us tonight in the gallery is a remarkable woman, Denisha Merriweather. As a young girl, Denisha struggled in school and failed third grade twice. But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning — a great learning center — with the help of a tax credit and a scholarship program.

Today, she is the first in her family to graduate, not just from high school, but from college. Later this year she will get her master’s degree in social work. We want all children to be able to break the cycle of poverty just like Denisha. (Applause.)

But to break the cycle of poverty, we must also break the cycle of violence. The murder rate in 2015 experienced its largest single-year increase in nearly half a century. In Chicago, more than 4,000 people were shot last year alone, and the murder rate so far this year has been even higher. This is not acceptable in our society. (Applause.)

Every American child should be able to grow up in a safe community, to attend a great school, and to have access to a high-paying job. (Applause.) But to create this future, we must work with, not against — not against — the men and women of law enforcement. (Applause.) We must build bridges of cooperation and trust — not drive the wedge of disunity and, really, it’s what it is, division. It’s pure, unadulterated division. We have to unify.

Police and sheriffs are members of our community. They’re friends and neighbors, they’re mothers and fathers, sons and daughters — and they leave behind loved ones every day who worry about whether or not they’ll come home safe and sound. We must support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. (Applause.)

And we must support the victims of crime. I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims. The office is called VOICE — Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests. (Applause.) Joining us in the audience tonight are four very brave Americans whose government failed them. Their names are Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver, and Jessica Davis.

Jamiel’s 17-year-old son was viciously murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member who had just been released from prison. Jamiel Shaw, Jr. was an incredible young man, with unlimited potential who was getting ready to go to college where he would have excelled as a great college quarterback. But he never got the chance. His father, who is in the audience tonight, has become a very good friend of mine. Jamiel, thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

Also with us are Susan Oliver and Jessica Davis. Their husbands, Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis, were slain in the line of duty in California. They were pillars of their community. These brave men were viciously gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record and two prior deportations. Should have never been in our country.

Sitting with Susan is her daughter, Jenna. Jenna, I want you to know that your father was a hero, and that tonight you have the love of an entire country supporting you and praying for you. (Applause.)

To Jamiel, Jenna, Susan and Jessica, I want you to know that we will never stop fighting for justice. Your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten. We will always honor their memory. (Applause.)

Finally, to keep America safe, we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war — if they must — they have to fight and they only have to win. (Applause.)

I am sending Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense sequester — (applause) — and calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history. My budget will also increase funding for our veterans. Our veterans have delivered for this nation, and now we must deliver for them. (Applause.)

The challenges we face as a nation are great, but our people are even greater. And none are greater or braver than those who fight for America in uniform. (Applause.)

We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation. (Applause.) I just spoke to our great General Mattis, just now, who reconfirmed that — and I quote — “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.” Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. Thank you. (Applause.) And Ryan is looking down, right now — you know that — and he is very happy because I think he just broke a record. (Laughter and applause.)

For as the Bible teaches us, “There is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom. And we will never forget Ryan. (Applause.)

To those allies who wonder what kind of a friend America will be, look no further than the heroes who wear our uniform. Our foreign policy calls for a direct, robust and meaningful engagement with the world. It is American leadership based on vital security interests that we share with our allies all across the globe.

We strongly support NATO, an alliance forged through the bonds of two world wars that dethroned fascism, and a Cold War, and defeated communism. (Applause.)

But our partners must meet their financial obligations. And now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that. In fact, I can tell you, the money is pouring in. Very nice. (Applause.) We expect our partners — whether in NATO, the Middle East, or in the Pacific — to take a direct and meaningful role in both strategic and military operations, and pay their fair share of the cost. Have to do that.

We will respect historic institutions, but we will respect the foreign rights of all nations, and they have to respect our rights as a nation also. (Applause.) Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people, and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path. My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America. (Applause.)

But we know that America is better off when there is less conflict, not more. We must learn from the mistakes of the past. We have seen the war and the destruction that have ravaged and raged throughout the world — all across the world. The only long-term solution for these humanitarian disasters, in many cases, is to create the conditions where displaced persons can safely return home and begin the long, long process of rebuilding. (Applause.)

America is willing to find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align. We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict. We want peace, wherever peace can be found.

America is friends today with former enemies. Some of our closest allies, decades ago, fought on the opposite side of these terrible, terrible wars. This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world. Hopefully, the 250th year for America will see a world that is more peaceful, more just, and more free.

On our 100th anniversary, in 1876, citizens from across our nation came to Philadelphia to celebrate America’s centennial. At that celebration, the country’s builders and artists and inventors showed off their wonderful creations. Alexander Graham Bell displayed his telephone for the first time. Remington unveiled the first typewriter. An early attempt was made at electric light. Thomas Edison showed an automatic telegraph and an electric pen. Imagine the wonders our country could know in America’s 250th year. (Applause.)

Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people. Cures to the illnesses that have always plagued us are not too much to hope. American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream. Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect. And streets where mothers are safe from fear, schools where children learn in peace, and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask. (Applause.)

When we have all of this, we will have made America greater than ever before — for all Americans. This is our vision. This is our mission. But we can only get there together. We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same great American flag. And we all are made by the same God. (Applause.)

When we fulfill this vision, when we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, we will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of American Greatness began. The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls, and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action.

From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears; inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past; and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.

I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold, and daring things for our country. I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment. Believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe, once more, in America.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States. (Applause.)

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’s First Joint Address to Congress Highlights

“I have issued a new directive that American pipelines must be made with American steel.”

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“We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country & poisoning our youth, and we will expand treatment for those who have become addicted.”

“My administration has answered the pleas of the American people for immigration enforcement and border security.”

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“As we speak, we are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our citizens.”

“It is not compassionate, but reckless, to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur.”

“In the last 8 years, the past Administration has put on more new debt than nearly all other Presidents combined. #JointAddress”

“Solving these problems will require us to tap into the #AmericanSpirit that has overcome every challenge throughout our storied history.”

“My team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies & provide massive tax relief for the middle class.”

“America must put its own citizens first, because only then can we truly Make America Great Again!”

“I am not going to let America be taken advantage of anymore.”

“I am calling on Congress to REPEAL & REPLACE OBAMACARE with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs & provide better care.”

“Buy American, and hire American!  The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding.” 

“We must ensure that Americans with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage.

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“Our citizens deserve this, and so much more – so why not join forces to finally get it done?”

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time. I am calling for an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth.”

“EVERY American child should be able to grow up in a safe community, to attend a great school, and to have access to a high-paying job.”

“We must support the incredible men and women of law enforcement.”

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“We must provide the men and women of the U.S. Military with the tools they need to prevent war and – if they must – TO FIGHT AND TO WIN.”

“My budget will increase funding for our Veterans. Our Veterans have delivered for this nation. Now we MUST deliver for them.”

“Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.”

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“Our foreign policy calls for a direct, robust and meaningful engagement with the world.  We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict. We want peace, wherever peace can be found.”

“To those allies who wonder what kind of friend America will be, look no further than the heroes who wear our uniform.  We are determined to restore American leadership by standing with our allies and standing up to our enemies.”

“Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people.”

“We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same flag. And we are all made by the same God.”

“I am asking all citizens to embrace this Renewal of the #AmericanSpirit.”

“A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning.”

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Sean Spicer During today’s briefing : “Number one priority is making sure that people who pose a threat to this country are immediately dealt with.”

“……….This is consistent with everything the President has talked about, which is prioritizing the people who are here who represent a threat to public safety or have a criminal record.  And all this does is lay out the exact procedures to make sure that subgroup of people who pose a threat to our nation because of a conviction, or a violation, or public safety or have criminal record are adjudicated first and foremost. That’s it plain and simple.”

The message from this Whitehouse and from the DHS is that those people who are in this country and pose a threat to public safety or have committed a crime will be the first to go and we will be aggressively making sure that this happens. That  is the priority.  

DHS Issues New Immigration and Border Guidelines. Here’s Jan Brewer!!

 

Governor Jan Brewer (R) said that the job to enforce the DHS new immigration and border guidelines:  “It is a huge job!  If we can get the 287G so that law enforcement locally can access the data system of the federal government of those who are criminals, it would make a huge difference again.  The Obama administration took it away from Arizona.”

 

 

Former NSA Whistleblower William Binney Just confirmed that the NSA is tapping POTUS

Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years with the agency.

So here is proof that the NSA is tapping President Trump’s phone and others in his administration.  William Binney FORMER NSA came out in October saying that the NSA and intelligence agencies were the ones that were behind the DNC leaks, giving information to WIKI LEAKS to disclose to the world, and that they did this in order to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming the next President of the United States.  President Trump has made many enemies by defeating Crooked Hillary and the Democrats but he will not allow that to slow him down in moving the U.S. forward. 

Obama during his first days granted the National Security Agency more powers in an attempt for them to be able to tap President Trump’s phone calls and those of his cabinet members. 

Now William Binney, former high-ranking NSA official, confirms that the NSA is tapping President Trump’s phone calls. 

BREITBART:  Asked whether he believes the NSA is tapping Trump, Binney replied: “Absolutely. How did they get the phone call between the president and the president of Australia? Or the one that he made with Mexico? Those are not targeted foreigners.”

Binney further contended the NSA may have been behind a data leak that might have revealed that Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials about the contents of his phone calls with Russia’s ambassador to Washington.

Regarding Flynn’s case, Binney stated of the NSA:

If they weren’t behind it, they certainly had the data. Now the difference here is that FBI and CIA have direct access inside the NSA databases. So, they may be able to go directly in there and see that material there. And NSA doesn’t monitor that. They don’t even monitor their own people going into databases.

So, they don’t monitor what CIA and FBI do. And there’s no oversight or attempted oversight by any of the committees or even the FISA court. So, any way you look at it, ultimately the NSA is responsible because they are doing the collection on everybody inside the United States. Phone calls. Emails. All of that stuff.

President Trump responded to the leaks and said on February 15, 2017:

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BREITBART:  During the interview, Binney charged that the NSA was over-funded and out of control. He offered recommendations for how he says Trump can reign in the agency:

He can order that they put a filter on the front end of all their collection that eliminates any U.S. citizens anywhere in the world unless they have a warrant for it. If they don’t, then he has to put people in jail if they violated.

So, I mean, that’s the way to do it. The other way is to cut their budget. I mean they are given too much money anyway. When they are given too much money, they get to do wild and crazy things. And this is wild and crazy. Violations of the Constitution’s 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments.

Gateway Pundits: Our intelligence agencies should not be releasing classified information and they went as far as to release it to the media.  As government agencies they are there to serve the government and not to undermine it from within.  These Obama plants are actively working to get their POWER BACK.

My Take:  Fire everyone left over from Obama, Clinton, Bush-era in all intelligence agencies.  Only hire those with allegiance to our President Donald J. Trump and His Administration.  We don’t need enemies destroying from within the best President America has ever had. We already have too many enemies on the outside and President Trump has to clean up the shocking, horrible mess that Obama left him in America and all over the world.

God Bless America and God Bless Our President Trump!

President Trump Blasted the Media during a Press Conference, 2/16/2017 – President Trump overturns bill on coal

PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump held a press conference today, Thursday, February 16, 2017.  During the conference he told reporters that he wants to see an honest press.  More specifically, he told the press that the public does not believe their news anymore.  And this is true, this why I have evolved from Trump volunteer Admin to Political blogger.  I just cannot stand to see all the fake, biased news being reported against the very best president the United States has ever had.  He may not talk or sound the way the elitists and the far left wants him to, but that is why we voted for him.  We are delighted to hear one of us speaking his mind openly.  We call President Trump the “blue-collar billionaire.”  He has spent his entire life working among blue-collar workers and people like you and me.  No pretense, all he demands is truth.  He is honest, he is real, he is our President.

This was an awesome press conference, he had total control.  President Trump was in campaign mode! What a President, what guts, he told the press what we all believe. They are a bunch of losers who make up FAKE NEWS!

I totally agree that Jeff Zucker is a complete jerk. Zucker is anti-President Trump, pro fake news.  I pray that President Trump does not confirm the merger between AT&T and CNN.  CNN has agents in it that want to manipulate and control the news to fit their agenda, the agenda of the left and the snake, “Divide and Conquer.”  I am not a scholar on this, I just listened and researched.  What I know is AT&T and Time Warner are reportedly in advanced talks about a potential deal.  Time Warner is the parent company to CNN.  Any merger would have to be reviewed and approved by federal antitrust regulators.  Too much power will be consolidated to spew even more lies across more venues.  

All I know is that in PA, in NJ everywhere I go, CNN is the only resource that is on.  CNN manipulates minds to react to and believe lies.  Anti-American rhetoric we don’t need in America.  We are all fighting to maintain our democracy and CNN is fighting that.  They elevate others and denigrate the American population.  I don’t like being treated like this. This is our nation and we, the people should have control, not foreign agents. I totally agree with President Trump.  

The left’s only resource to attach our beloved President Trump, is to create fake news relating to RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA.  The are pushing this narrative to cover up what is really going on.  President Trump is deporting ILLEGAL CRIMINALS that do not have the right to be here.  He is working hard right now for us Americans.

Moments Ago: President Donald J. Trump. signs legislation undoing coal mining regulation. Trump overturns bill on coal mining debris

Fox News:

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams.

Trump called the regulation a “job-killing rule” before he signed a measure to overturn it. Lawmakers from coal-mining states stood close by, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Several coal miners and energy company executives also attended the White House signing ceremony. Republicans and some Democrats argued that the rule could eliminate thousands of coal-related jobs. They said the rule also ignored dozens of existing federal, state and local regulations. The Interior Department said in December when it announced the rule that 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests would be protected.”

I am proud of my President Trump and We all support him more than ever.  We believe in him because we prayed for him.  And we know God answered our prayer.  That’s why we believe in him and we know he has the power of God behind him.

I DON’T LIKE SEEING MY PRESIDENT attacked and discredited. His Honor, His Power, His Prestige, His position as President is being attacked and it has to stop.

Keep praying prayer warriors, keep fighting in every way possible. I pray God gives me more vision, but through these eyes, what I see from the 60’s to now. It frightens me. Keep praying and fighting patriots. We have a long road to go.

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NSA IS SPYING ON PRESIDENT TRUMP

 

The NSA is again violating the law and is now spying on the President and those around him.  That is extremely dangerous, not only because the NSA Continues to be run by loyalists to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the entire leftist crowd of the last 8 years. They showed their hostility in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration by trying to discredit him, but it’s also being run by individuals who think they are above the law.  Who are in fact more powerful than the President of the United States.

We now have the big brother in effect, and when these agencies are spying on the American people. Notwithstanding, the fact that they are now spying on the President of the United States and his people.  It’s illegal and dangerous in a free republic.

THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE.  THE NSA IS VIOLATING THE LAW. IT’S A THREAT TO OUR VERY REPUBLIC, WE MAY HAVE TO RISE UP AND TAKE OVER OUR NATION.

 

 

 

 

 

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OBAMA’S ARMY OF ALINSKY TRAINED AGITATORS 32,000 strong – ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA (OFA) is Trying to Impeach Donald Trump in “Secret”

So, America, what should we do with and to Obama this time around.  No one bothered him while he was president, if you can call him that!  We were warned to give him a chance because he is black.  Really, well, now that we know who and what he is, what should we legally do to put this Treasonous ball of community organizing hoodlum in prison for good, and throw away the damned key.

When protests erupted over President Trump’s Refugee Executive Order, Former President Barack Obama said: “He’s Heartened by the demonstrations.” That was a message to his troops, an army of agitators with one goal, sabotage Trump’s Presidency.

Paul Sperry, New York Post Columnist, and Author of:  “The Great American Bank Robbery” told Fox & Friends today that Organizing for America (OFA) is behind all these protests throughout the United States. That they are not spontaneous, they are pre-manufactured by OFA and OFA is Obama.  It is a non-profit organization officially tied to Obama.  He is behind all the protests breaking out across the country.  

They want you to believe that this is some broad-based sudden uprising against President Trump, and it’s not, it’s just Obama and his radical activists.”

Sperry:  “According to tax records they (OFA) have an army of over 32,000 hard-core Alinsky trained agitators and they are training thousands more as we speak and they are have a training summit coming up in March.  Obama is building a shadow government to sabotage Trump at every turn and he has an army to do it.”

Fox News:  “You know when something is up when Senator Jason Chaffetz wins his district with 73% of the vote, yet at a town hall, 70% of the people were screaming at him about “Obama Care”?

That was not spontaneous, that was right out of their training manual.  They have a whole section on how to target town halls and ambush Republicans.  

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The Trump White House, these Republican law makers, they are completely blind sided. The opposition, and the media says it’s organic. It’s not organic, it’s all coming from Obama. He is sett up an opposition government. Obama is staying in Washington.  

Someone has to stop this criminal group Organizing for America (OFA) that is connected to Obama.  TRUMPERS, VETS, MILITARY, MILITIA, we need to organize and lawfully handle this problem.  I will fight for my President and my Country. How about you???