Thursday, November 23, 2017
President Trump Greets Troops on Thanksgiving Morning – Kicks Reporters Out of Room So He can Speak with Them Privately (Video)
President Trump greeted the troops by video in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf on Thanksgiving morning.
President Trump then kicked reporters out of the room so he could speak with the troops personally and privately.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector arrested two previously deported child sex offenders and a member of the Sureño 13 street gang illegally re-entering the U.S.
Fusion GPS was paying liberal reporters between June 2016 and Februaryto push their propaganda.
Democrats attempt to portray themselves as the party that stands up for the well-being and safety of children — aside from their support of unlimited abortion, of course.
But recent news out of the Department of Justice would seem to belie that claim, as several immigrants naturalized as citizens who had been convicted of sexual crimes against minors were permitted to retain their citizenship and remain in the country during former President Barack Obama’s term in office.
Fox News first reported on lawsuits filed by the DOJ against five individuals to revoke their citizenship due to their having pleaded guilty to sex crimes against minors that occurred prior to being naturalized.
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According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, individuals who obtain citizenship through the fraudulent concealment of disqualifying information can have their naturalized citizenship revoked — a common sense statute if there ever was one.
“Committing fraud in any immigration matter undermines the integrity of our immigration system, and is a betrayal of the American people’s generosity,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated in a DOJ press release. “It is especially appalling when it also involves the sexual abuse of children.”
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“The Department of Justice has a duty to prosecute these crimes vigorously, particularly so for individuals who commit fraud in the naturalization process,” he continued. “I am confident that justice will be done in these cases.”
“This Department will continue to fight to denaturalize immigration fraudsters and to protect the American people from sex offenders,” he added.
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The release pointed out that all five individuals had committed crimes of a sexual nature against minors prior to being naturalized as citizens, which would render them ineligible for citizenship. However, they willfully concealed those crimes in the naturalization process, meaning they defrauded the government and should have their fraudulent citizenship status revoked.
All five cases had been referred to the DOJ by the Department of Homeland Security, specifically Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, with an investigative assistant from Citizenship and Immigration Services.
“I commend the DHS personnel working diligently to remove dangerous criminals from our streets,” stated Elaine Duke, acting secretary of DHS. “Those who unlawfully procured citizenship by concealing crimes — especially sexual abuse of minors — should have their citizenship revoked.”
The release proceeded to detail the specifics of the five individuals whose citizenship should be revoked, and it is noteworthy that three of the five were naturalized at the tail end of the Clinton administration, one was naturalized a month after former President George W. Bush took office, and the fifth gained citizenship in 2004.
All pleaded guilty at some point to charges that stemmed from crimes committed prior to becoming a citizen, yet nothing was ever done about it, even as their guilt clearly disqualified them from retaining their citizenship.
Indeed, Obama allowed convicted child molesters to stay in the country and retain their naturalized citizenship, as did Bush and Clinton.
As Front Page Mag pointed out, denaturalization is a basic tool of the government that can be used to strip the citizenship from individuals who never should have received it in the first place.
Unfortunately, as we saw through the Obama years, it was used far too infrequently, if at all. In fact, its infrequent use by Obama’s administration allowed convicted child molesters who had been naturalized — not to mention radicalized Islamist terrorists — to remain U.S. citizens even as they posed a real threat to society.
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Thankfully, President Donald Trump and AG Sessions have put the safety and well-being of our nation and children ahead of the citizenship of criminal immigrants — as it should be.
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They play the race card. If that doesn't stick, they toss out the gender card, as they have with Judge Moore. If the opponent survives these attacks, then it's the class card, as it was with Mitt Romney. If none of this works, it's the LGBT card. Then there's the "E" card – just "too extreme," as with Barry Goldwater and Judge Bork. When all of these fail, as they did against candidate Donald Trump – and all of them were played – the left freaks out and starts throwing things.
All of these attacks are versions of the same logical fallacy: the ad hominem argument. Ad hominem attacks are called "fallacies" because they have nothing to do with logic per se. They intentionally deflect the discussion from ideas to personal issues instead of policy ideas or questions about one's ability to perform the job. The fact that Mitt Romney's wife owned two Cadillacs, something clueless Romney cited as evidence of her unpretentiousness (Cadillac, not Mercedes – get it?), was held up as damning evidence that the candidate was out of touch. In one poll, two thirds of respondents stated their opinion that Romney "doesn't care about people like me." It was over after that, all without discussion of a single idea.
By its very nature, ad hominem is an "impure" form of debate. It shifts the argument to the level of schoolyard accusations: "I don't like you because you're not nice." "No, you're the one who's not nice." That pretty much sums up the Democratic Party's line, especially since the 2000 election. (Don't vote for Bush – he's a "cowboy," and his supporters are "bushies." Does that make sense?)
Actually, in the case of Judge Moore, as it was with Clarence Thomas, "I don't like you because you're not nice" presupposes that one's opponent actually, in some respect, is not nice. In the case of Judge Moore, it's "I don't like you because you may have made advances to young women 38 years ago, although no compelling evidence of such exists." In other words, it's not just ad hominem, but ad hominem based on a personal failing that may or may not exist.
The clincher in the Moore case is the accusation, first published in the Washington Post, that he once made advances on a fourteen-year-old girl. The idea of an adult male molesting a fourteen-year-old girl touches a primal nerve. It violates a sacred taboo and evokes a primitive response. It is all too easy to jump from accusation to condemnation without considering the facts or applying logic.
Several facts in the Moore case need to be considered. The charges of sexual misconduct relate to events that supposedly took place 38 years ago. Why were no charges made public until now, just weeks before a critical U.S. Senate race? How is it that a man charged by four accusers with making advances on them, all but one of legal age at the time, has maintained his reputation and his marriage for so many years without scandal? Why is it that only at this moment have several women have come forward claiming sexual impropriety?
Logic would tell us that the charges against Judge Moore are not just "related" to the Senate race – they are the result of his candidacy in a race that may decide control of the Senate in 2018. Unless more convincing evidence can be produced of criminal activity or of a serious moral offense – and the only accusation of this so far comes from one woman relating two incidents – Moore must be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
There is also the question of the reliability of witnesses. One of Moore's accusershas links to the Hillary Clinton campaign. What about the others? The chief accuser in this case says she "thought about" coming forward years ago but chose not to. Why has she chosen to come forward now, only after being contacted and repeatedly interviewed by investigative journalists from the Washington Post?
The charges against Moore stand in stark contrast to those against Al Franken. Everyone has seen the photograph of a smirking Franken fondling the sleeping Leeann Tweeden. One photograph may or may not be grounds for expulsion from the Senate, but is there other incontrovertible evidence of sexual misconduct of a criminal nature? In fact, there are other accusers coming forward, one of them claiming she possesses evidence of stalking and harassment. In Moore's case, it is one person's word, corroborated by hearsay, against another. In Franken's, it is right before your eyes.
Liberals are masters at using ad hominem and other cheap forms of attack. In their book, every conservative is automatically a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, or a madman ready to unleash a nuclear war until proven otherwise. Conservatives are by nature hesitant to use this kind of tactics, partly, I suppose, because they are too proud to stoop that low.
For the record, I believe that if the allegation of sexual conduct with a fourteen-year-old girl is proven, Moore should step down immediately – just as I believe that there may also be a good case for expelling Al Franken from the Senate.
Hopefully, the people of Alabama will stand up and reject the left's ad hominem attacks on Judge Moore. Perhaps the guilty party in the Alabama Senate race is not Judge Moore, but those who have drummed up the charges against him. Until proven otherwise, Judge Moore must be presumed innocent.
If the left is successful in defeating Judge Moore, this will usher in a new phase of debasement in American politics. From that moment on, it won't be necessary to bring charges and prove them. All that will be required is to concoct the most salacious account of personal misconduct and find those willing to repeat the tale.
If we enter this new phase of politics, Judge Moore and Al Franken won't be the last of it. Every candidate for public office will put his reputation at risk. Elections will be fought on the basis of who can concoct the most sensational story. We will have moved so far beyond logic that ideas will become irrelevant and character a mere figment of the imagination.