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State Lawmakers Are Cracking Down On The Biggest Protests Since ’60s

Some of the proposed laws are needed.  The laws we have need to be enforced, especially in Democratic states where the motto seems to be ‘give them space to destroy.’

The people, businesses, and organizations funding the paid agitators, who are becoming more violent, need to be investigated and charged.

Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising legal tools to regulate public dissent as demonstrators take to the streets to protest President Donald Trump in waves not seen since the Vietnam War.

At least 10 bills to limit protests have been introduced in recent months. North Dakota is considering protection for motorists who unintentionally kill protesters blocking roads. Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen would punish those who “disrupt our economy.” Next week, North Carolina Senator Dan Bishop will call for imprisoning people who intimidate ex-officials, after former Governor Pat McCrory was pursued down a Washington, D.C., alley by a group chanting “Shame!”

“That extends over the borderline of decency,” Bishop said in an interview. Though such demonstrators are “constitutionally entitled” to express their views, he said, they aren’t free to threaten violence.

Many of the bills, which critics say impinge on constitutional freedoms, were filed before Trump’s election in response to Black Lives Matter and oil-pipeline protests. They’ve gained fresh relevance amid global women’s marches and nationwide airport demonstrations over Trump’s immigration ban. On Wednesday night, black-clad protesters set fires and smashed glass at the University of California at Berkeley, forcing the cancellation of a speech by a conservative writer.  Bloomberg

As our National Review editorial observed in the aftermath of this week’s Berkeley rioting, “there is within the American Left an increasingly active element that is not only deeply illiberal — fundamentally opposed to free speech — but also openly violent.”

I’d further contend that the problem is not confined to this increasingly active element, the Left’s “progressives in a hurry.” Whether it is Berkeley or Benghazi, it is standard operating procedure among the most influential, most allegedly mainstream Democratic politicians to rationalize rioting as mere “protest.” In their alternative reality, violence in the name of sedition is “free speech” — a passionate expression of political dissent — while the actual political speech they so savagely suppress is the atrocity….

The message could not be clearer: For the political Left in this country, violence in the pursuit of “social justice” is not to be condemned, it is to be understood. There is the occasional winking rebuke of the forcible methods, but the underlying “progressive” cause is always endorsed, and the seditionist vanguard is the object of adulation.

It is a huge problem in our country.

What is being championed is not dissent. It is the destruction of the right to dissent. It is the suspension of the rule of law, without which a free society protective of life, liberty, and property is impossible.  National Review article makes a good case for sedition charges.

Guess Who Funds The Group Behind The Call To Arms At Milo’s Berkeley Event

George Soros.

The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.

The Alliance for Global Justice, based in Tucson, is listed as an organizer and fiscal sponsor for Refuse Fascism, a communist group that encouraged left-wingers to shut down the Yiannopoulos event…

Refuse Fascism, which includes Princeton professor Cornel West as one of its founding “initiators,” defended the response, issuing a statement on its website that called the shut down “righteous.”…

According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016.

One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.

Other notable donors include the city of Tucson and the United Steel Workers labor union. The former gave $10,000 to AfGJ while the latter contributed $5,000. DailyCaller

 

Jordanian Prince Faisal bin Hussein On Syrian Refugees: ‘We Can’t Vet These People’

Faisal bin Hussein is the younger brother of King Abdullah II.  At times he has served as regent when the King is out of the country.

There also was a 2015 glitch in U.S. officials vetting refugees, the FBI is revetting Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S.

Prince Faisal bin Hussein told GOP North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker the Jordanian government could not vet Syrian refugees, The Washington Examiner reports.

Walker, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, was in Jordan at the time of the comment for a fact finding mission. The U.S. Department of State reportedly tried to tell Walker that the vetting process was thorough, just hours before Hussein told him, “we can’t vet these people.”

The United Nations High Committee on Refugees believes 655,000 Syrian refugees currently reside in Jordan, dispersed across multiple camps.

Hussein’s comments echo the security concerns expressed in the executive order by President Donald Trump Friday that indefinitely suspended the Syrian refugee program. The suspension came just days after news broke that the FBI is revetting Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S. that must be revetted.

The lapse in vetting reportedly stems from a 2015 glitch that prevented U.S. authorities from gleaning possible “derogatory” information about the refugees at the time. The glitch prevented relevant personnel from searching CIA databases, which included potentially compromising information on refugees. New investigations include several dozen Syrian refugees, and began before President Donald Trump took office.

Federal agents speaking to The Los Angeles Times elaborated that one of the admitted refugees may have been in contact with an Islamic State operative, and another failed a polygraph test.

Former President Barack Obama’s administration repeatedly emphasized the rigorous nature of the refugee vetting process. Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in August that the administration was able to increase Syrian refugees in 2015 “without cutting any corners when it comes to security.” Earnest continued, claiming that “significant screening was put in place to ensure that these individuals don’t pose an undue threat to our national security.”  DailyCaller

Christian Ethics And The Refugee Problem

The selective moral outrage of Leftist is self-elevating, fake moral outrage used as means of control and shaming.

Interesting article.

America is in the midst of an ideological civil war.  The division is deep and wide, and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm.  Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical.  The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open-door refugee policy are appealing to Christian morality, calling it unchristian not to let them all in.

When the left starts appealing to Christian morality, it is worth taking note.

These are the people who want to banish Christianity from every aspect of American culture.  Their leader and former president, Barack Obama, famously said, “We are not a Christian nation.”  Suddenly, his liberal cohorts are asserting Christianity to buttress their position.  Nice try, but there is no biblical case for opening the floodgates to refugees infiltrated by Islamic terrorists.

Some Americans are making the dangerous mistake of applying biblical principles of personal morality to matters of national security.  This is one of the passages being quoted in support of an open door refugee policy: “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels” (Hebrews 13:2).  That verse imposes a moral obligation on individuals to be hospitable.  Governmental policies are quite another matter.  When these texts were written, cities were surrounded by walls and secured behind gates.

The highest moral obligation of the president of the United States is to protect our citizens.  You cannot apply the personal ethic of turning the other cheek to national security any more than you can to the security of your spouse or child.  No sane human being would say to a loved one under attack, “Turn the other cheek so that you may be attacked again.”  Just as it is your moral duty to protect and defend your loved ones, the president is under a sacred oath to protect and defend America.

Read the full article at AmericanThinker.

Leftist Are Out Of Control – Anti-Free Speech Riots At UC Berkeley

Leftist have given up the pretense that they believe in free speech.

On Wednesday night at the University of California at Berkeley leftist and anarchist rioted over a prospective speech by Milo Yiannopoulos.

Many of those dressed black bloc-style so police can’t identify them appear to be associated with the “antifa” movement. Antifa may be short for anti-fascist but these thugs, usually a mix of anarchists and communists, use violent fascistic tactics against their targets. These terrorists do not tolerate opposing views. Before the riots broke out those gathered carried signs that read “hate speech is not free speech.” Signs from the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PLS) also showed up in Berkeley.

Antifa is also involved in the protests and melees at airports nationwide TruthRevolt

In the 1960s, Berkeley campus was the site of the student Free Speech Movement.

Video:  Mario Savio, leader of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley (1964)

On Wednesday night Berkeley betrayed the Free Speech Movement when leftist and anarchist rioted over a prospective speech by Milo Yiannopoulos. Milo’s event was stopped by police and Milo was evacuated from the Berkeley campus. What ensued was violent destruction of property, fires, and Milo supporters beaten in the streets. A disgusting display of how intolerant and fascist the left on campus has become.

Video:  Protesters chase and beat people at UC Berkeley

Video: Milo: Left can’t tolerate anyone who doesn’t agree with them

President Trump has weighed in via Twitter, stating that he will withdraw federal funds from UC Berkeley if they can’t maintain free speech principles. That’s perfectly appropriate. Spray-painting “KILL TRUMP” on walls, smashing ATMs, assaulting people – that’s not appropriate behavior in any civilized society. And for those doing the spraypainting and smashing and assaulting to proclaim that they’re anti-fascist is patently insane. Forget Yiannopoulos – the issue is the left. And they’re out of control.  DailyWire

Video:  The Truth About the Berkeley Riot (language warning)

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: Iran ‘On Notice’

National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said today “we are officially putting Iran on notice” after a missile test and an attack on a Saudi frigate that the Pentagon believes was an attack meant for a US warship.

“The Obama Administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions—including weapons transfers, support for terrorism, and other violations of international norms.  The Trump Administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk.”

Full text:  The White House Office of the Press Secretary, February 01, 2017 Statement by the National Security Advisor

Video: National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: ‘We Are Officially Putting Iran On Notice’ For Missile Launch

Saudi Frigate Attacked

“A Saudi frigate on patrol west of the port city of Hodeida was hit by a terrorist attack from three suicide boats belonging to the Houthi militias,” the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said, according to Reuters.

In the attack, two Saudi sailors were killed and three were wounded.

Footage claiming to show the attack surfaced Monday.  In the video, you can hear shouts in Arabic, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to the Jews.”


Initially, Iranian media reported that the Saudi frigate had been hit by an anti-ship missile, much like the kind Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen had fired in October at an Emirati ship and several US Navy vessels.

Later, Saudi media reported the incident as a terrorist attack carried out by “suicide boats,” or small craft laden with bombs, which left two Saudi sailors dead. BusinessInsider

Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

U.S. defense analysts believe those behind the attack either thought the bomber was striking an American warship or that this was a “dress rehearsal” similar to the attack on the USS Cole, according to one official.

The attack, near the Bab al Mandab Strait connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, occurred in the same area where U.S. Navy warships came under missile attack in October.

An American destroyer shot down those incoming missiles — the first successful engagement in combat using an American SM-2 missile. FoxNews

DHS To Provide Stats On Honor Killings And Terror Related Offences Committed By Immigrants

Part of the executive order on refugees includes a section on releasing information on crimes committed by immigrants; honor killings, gender-based violence, terror-related offenses.

Sec. 10. Transparency and Data Collection.

President Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security Friday to start releasing information regarding honor killings and other gender-based acts of violence committed against women by immigrants in the country.

Trump ordered DHS to track and publicly release data on gender-based violence against women committed by foreign nationals every six months, and to produce numbers on foreign nationals in the country charged with or convicted of terror-related offenses. The command was part of an order suspending all refugee entry into the country for 120 days.

The goal of the data collection and its public release, according to the executive order, is to “be more transparent with the American people” regarding what the government knows about foreign nationals in the country, and to “more effectively implement policies and practices that serve the national interest.” DailyCaller

Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children To Join

On Monday the Boy Scouts announced:  “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application.”

The BSA continue taking huge leaps in the wrong direction.

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.

The organization announced it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout.

The Boy Scouts had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate for those programs. DailyMail

Anti-Israel Chants Heard Across Country At Protests Against Trump Travel Ban

Respectful discourse is not shown from the left, it is “Shut it Down” protest tactics.  These groups are anti-Israel, anti-America, anti-capitalism… It is no surprise at all to hear anti-Israel chants from leftist activist.

Anti-Israel activists at a number of demonstrations across the US over the weekend appeared to co-opt protests against President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban executive order by leading chants of “From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go!” or variations thereof.

Such chants were reportedly heard at airports in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Detroit and Baltimore, among other locations, as protesters rallied against the executive order, which imposes temporary travel restrictions on incomers from seven Middle Eastern nations — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In November The Algemeiner reported anti-Israel activists sought to highjack protests over Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

Chants heard at some of those protests included, “There is only one solution…intifada revolution,” and “Trump, Obama, you will feel the intifada.” Algemeiner

Video of the slogan being chanted in Los Angeles.

President Trump’s Refugee Restrictions – Facts, False Outrage, And Lunacy

Gad Saad is a Canadian professor and author who explores evolutionary behavior; he’s also a refugee, having fled Lebanon at the age of 11 with his parents. Sunday, he posted a message on Facebook regarding President Trump’s immigration and refugee executive order:

“At the basis of a country’s immigration policy is the recognition that a country has the right to pursue its interests first and whenever it wishes to be altruistic and humane, this is instantiated without ever risking the danger of its citizens and/or its cultural values. A country does not need to cede an inch of its sense of security. It does not need to place a single of its citizens at risk.

As such, it is unclear how to strike the right balance between suicidal empathy (and associated faux-liberal platitudes) and ill-informed xenophobic rigidity. But somewhere between these two end points of the continuum lies the optimal policy. Those who wish to find that balance are valuable members of this great debate. Those who exist on the two endpoints are enemies of liberty in their idiosyncratically dogmatic ways.”  DailyWire

The histrionics by media, on social media, and paid protesters distract from the very real danger the executive order is meant to thwart.

On Friday President Trump signed an Executive Order on refugees and visa entry procedures:

  • Bans Syrian refugees indefinitely.
  • Suspends the U.S. refugee program for 120 days.
  • Blocks entry into the U.S. for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The White House -President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

“America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say.

My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order.

We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days.  I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.”

Jimmy Carter

Carter said in a briefing about baning Iranians, “We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.” Heavy

Vetting Problems

In a private 2013 speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Vanguard Luncheon, Hillary spoke about the risk of “jihadists” entering Jordan with “legitimate refugees” because “they can’t possibly vet all those refugees.”  The U.S. can vet these refugees better than Jordan?  Not according to top U.S. security officials.

Following the discovery of a terrorist cell in Texas allegedly operated by an Iraqi who entered the United States as a refugee, the Washington Free Beacon has learned of an additional 41 individuals who have been implicated in terrorist plots in the United States since 2014, bringing the total number of terrorists discovered since that time to 113, according to information provided by Congressional sources.  FreeBeacon

 

False Outrage Continue reading President Trump’s Refugee Restrictions – Facts, False Outrage, And Lunacy

Soros Funded Groups Scheme To Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order

Notice how quickly the paid agitators showed up at the airports.  Soros funds chaos.

The flurry of anguished news stories and protests surrounding President Trump’s executive action temporarily suspending “immigrants and non-immigrants” from “countries of particular concern” appears to be part of a coordinated PR effort financed by left-wing billionaire George Soros.

Protesters quickly materialized Saturday at JFK Airport, where some refugees were being temporarily detained. pjmedia

Number of travelers affected

A senior Homeland Security official told Reuters that roughly 375 travelers affected by the order. Out of the 375, 109 were in transit to the US and denied entry. Another 173 people were stopped by airlines from boarding an aircraft to the US. An additional 81 travelers with green cards or special immigrant visas received waivers.  DailyMail

Lawyers from Soros funded groups

The signatories to the lawsuit filed Saturday to block President Trump’s executive order included immigration lawyers from groups financed by Soros.

Immigration lawyers from groups financed by billionaire George Soros, a champion of open border policies, were signatories to a lawsuit filed Saturday to block President Donald Trump’s executive order halting visas for 90 days for “immigrants and non-immigrants” from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Iran, and Iraq.

The suit was filed by lawyers from the International Refugee Assistance Project, the National Immigration Law Center, the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the International Refugee Assistance Project (formerly Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project) at the Urban Justice Center.

The ACLU is massively funded by Soros’s Open Society Foundations, including with a $50 million grant in 2014.

The National Immigration Law Center has received numerous Open Society grants earmarked for general support.

The Urban Justice Center is also the recipient of an Open Society grant.

Taryn Higashi, executive director of the Center’s International Refugee Assistance Project, which is listed on the Trump lawsuit, currently serves on the Advisory Board of the International Migration Initiative of Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

Over the last decade, Soros has reportedly provided some $76 million for immigrant issues.

In 2014, the New York Times credited “immigrant rights groups” financed by Soros and a handful of other donors for influencing President Obama’s immigration policy. BreitBart