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Lewis Morris
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‘No, It Is Not Racist’ — Dana Perino 
Defends Electoral College After 
commie-Ocasio-Cortez Attack
by SCOTT MOREFIELD
dailycaller.com } ~ Fox News co-host Dana Perino defended the Electoral College against charges of racism put forth by Democratic  New York Rep. commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez... “Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally,” commie-Ocasio-Cortez wrote in an Instagram post published Monday. During a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Perino took issue with the New York congresswoman’s position, stating that “nobody said” the Electoral College was racist “until recently,” particularly given that “Barack scumbag/liar-nObama won the Electoral College twice.” “No, it’s not racist,” she said.“The other thing is, when she talks about this, not wanting the Electoral College, it’s just the next step to saying that they don’t want the United States Senate either, because the United States Senate allows for two senators from each state. They don’t want states’ rights,” said Perino, speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on the issue. Instead, the “The Five” co-host insisted Electoral College critics only “want the cities” to decide national officeholders.   “Majority rule is not what we are set up to have,” she added. “We are a republic. We have states’ rights.” Perino called commie-Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism “futile” given that a recent appeals court ruling against Colorado, which passed a law that would have awarded its electoral votes to the popular vote winner.
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Trump Official Confirms Foreign Aid to
Over 100 Countries Being Cut,
Billions To Be Reclaimed
By RANDY DESOTO  
westernjournal.com } ~ President Donald Trump will reportedly seek to freeze over $4 billion in aid to more than 100 countries for the current fiscal year... That sure sounds like a good idea, given the U.S. is expected to run about a $1 trillion deficit in 2019, but Trump is getting push back from congressional members on both sides of the aisle. According to CBN News chief political analyst David Brody, a senior administration official told him the move will be part of a “rescissions package” aimed at canceling billions of unspent foreign assistance funds. The money has been appropriated to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Roll Call reported, “Stakeholders expected the White House would formally submit the cuts package to Congress this week, which would trigger a freeze on the funds and make it difficult for lawmakers to save them from expiring because the end of the fiscal year is a little over a month away…” “The 1974 budget law that created the current rescissions process allows the president to freeze spending on certain programs for 45 days of a continuous legislative session, while lawmakers weigh whether to approve the proposed cancellations.” House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi opposes the move, telling Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a letter last week that withholding appropriated money, “overrides Congress’ most fundamental constitutional power” and “violates the good faith” of the budget negotiations. liar-Pelosi also passed on the language from a Government Accountable Office legal opinion finding that the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 does not allow the president to run out the clock, so to speak, on submitting rescissions to Congress. The speaker further informed Mnuchin that there is bipartisan opposition to Trump’s rescission package from the chairmen and ranking members of both the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has also come out in opposition to the plan. Politico reported that Graham and Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky cautioned the cuts would undermine “significant” national security efforts and “complicate the ability of the Administration and Congress to work constructively on future appropriations deals.” liar-Pelosi and lawmakers like Graham certainly make a valid point that as a general rule, it is not the role of the executive branch to be deciding whether to spend appropriated funds.  However, one would hope, given the relatively small amount in question, in relation to the $4 trillion in annual federal spending, that Congress could get together and agree not all the funds slated overseas is necessary, especially given the U.S. is having to borrow it in the first place...  https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-official-confirms-foreign-a...   
Israel plans to attack the Houthis in Yemen  
by MAARIV ONLINE
jpost.com } ~ Israel's fight against the shipment of weapons from Iran to organizations under its protection may reach new districts... Sources from the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida claim that Israel plans to attack targets of Houthi rebels and Hezbollah in Yemen, near the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb separating the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden. According to the source, the Mossad and Military Intelligence are monitoring Iran's attempts to deliver weapons, including missiles and drones, which could be used for terrorist attacks against the region's maritime network. It has also been claimed that some of the drones and missiles were transferred to Iraq in an attempt to mislead the other party, and that the bombings attributed to Israel in the Arab country were intended to prevent the continuation of the route towards Yemen.  The sources confirmed that Israel shared its intelligence with Arab states that have ports in the area, and that they could be targets for attacks. The United States has also been updated on developments in shipping weapons from Iran to the Red Sea region. The paper further reported that a meeting was recently held in Tehran between Houthi leaders, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commanders and Hezbollah representatives, discussing actions aimed on the one to ease pressure on Iran at the Strait of Hormuz, and on the other hand to damage Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. Meanwhile, London-based Asharq Al-Awsat reports that the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting the Houthis shot down two drones of the Iranian-backed militia on Wednesday while they were on their way to Saudi Arabia. The coalition spokesman said that the drones were sent from the Imran region in Yemen. He emphasized that any attempt by the Houthis to attack the kingdom is doomed to fail.
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Democratic Senator Faces Ethics Complaint 
After Warning Justices About Court-Packing
by KEVIN DALEY
dailycaller.com } ~ Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has attracted an ethics complaint and vigorous criticism... from conservatives after raising the prospect of court-packing in a new legal filing before the Supreme Court. Depending on one’s perspective,  Whitehouse’s extraordinary brief is either a cogent indictment of the court’s seemingly partisan valence or particularly blunt strong-arming of the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. “Senator Whitehouse’s bald-faced threat to ‘heal’ or face the consequences is inappropriate and shows just why an independent judiciary is essential to our system of government,” Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “The justices should, and most likely will, ignore attempts to intimidate them, and instead focus on what the Constitution requires.” “And further, the facts don’t bear out Senator Whitehouse’s claim that the justices are driven by a partisan agenda,” Slattery added. “Just look at the voting records of the newest justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who ended up on opposite sides in nearly a third of cases last term. That doesn’t look like the outcome-oriented judging to me.” Whitehouse filed an amicus or “friend of the court” brief in a Second Amendment case the justices will hear in their new term, which begins in October. The filing urged the justices to dismiss the case and broadly accused the court’s conservative majority of dutifully serving monied Republican political interests. Four other Democratic senators joined Whitehouse’s brief. “The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,'” Whitehouse wrote, alluding to court-packing measures that have gained traction in progressive circles. “Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”...  https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/21/whitehouse-scotus-complaint/  
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What the USA Can Do for the Kurds in Syria
By Adam Turner
americanthinker.com } ~ The U.S. has long had a major problem. We are not considered a dependable ally. This first became widely known when the U.S. decided to remove our troops from the war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in the 1970s... Many of our allies in those nations were left high and dry, to be persecuted or slaughtered by the communists. In Cambodia, after the U.S. left, the genocidal forces of Pol Pot killed up to two million people. More recently, in 2011, U.S. troops were prematurely recalled from Iraq, abandoning the persecuted minorities there. This allowed ISIS to establish the caliphate and slaughter and terrorize the population, especially Shia Muslims, Yazidis, and Christians. Because ISIS was an avowed enemy of the U.S., beheaded several of our citizens, and conducted terror attacks against us, the U.S. eventually had to return to stop it. Ironically, America becomes an undependable ally often because the American people have moral values and do not want to fight or police other nations. Also, as a democracy, the U.S. public is sensitive to American casualties. So when a war goes on too long, with many casualties, we often turn against the war, regardless of its importance or which side is winning. This need not be what happens, in Syria, today. The U.S. has about 1,000 American troops in Syria. American troops were first introduced in 2014 to provide supplies, training, and air support to the Kurdish fighters in Syria and, later, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which included the Kurds, Syrian Sunni Arabs, Christians, and Yazidis as well. These U.S. troops have done a fantastic job, in tandem with the SDF. In 2017, at the behest of the U.S., U.S. forces and the SDF conquered Raqqa, the capital of the ISIS caliphate. In 2019, they seized the last land area in Syria controlled by ISIS. It is important to realize that the SDF had no reason on its own to conquer these areas, which are heavily Sunni Arab. They did this at the behest of the U.S. Another important point is that from 2014 through today, only eight U.S. citizens have been killed in Syria. This is because only very rarely were the U.S. forces anywhere near the front lines. The U.S. should limit the safe zone in Syria to the smallest area possible and tell Turkey to stay out of any other SDF-controlled lands in Syria.  If Turkey refuses to listen, sanctions can be imposed.  And the U.S. troops in the area should stay put. Otherwise, once again, the U.S. will become an undependable ally...
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Educating Youth on the Dangers of Socialism
Lewis Morris:  Socialism’s growing popularity among young people in this country should be a major concern for Liberty-loving Americans. President Donald Trump loudly promises that America will never be a socialist country. Many conservative politicians and media pundits are inclined to agree with him. But ridiculing socialist ideas and simply counting on America to always remain a federal republic just because it always has been one will not defeat socialism in the United States.

Socialism is popular because the Left is adept at controlling the narrative. This may be a hard fact to face, but face it we must. The Left controls public education, the news media, and the entertainment industry. For the last couple of generations, leftists in these venues have altered the perceptions of what America is to millions of young people. Now that they have reached a point of critical mass, they are looking to convince these same young people to cast aside our great republic in favor of a socialist regime.

A new organization has stepped into the fray to challenge this assault. Young Americans Against Socialism set up shop just last week with the goal of spreading the truth about socialism, in part by sharing true stories of the young people who have lived it.

YAAS was founded by Morgan Zegers, the 22-year-old daughter of an Iraq War vet who ran for the New York State Assembly in 2018 to help stop the downward economic spiral of her home state. Zegers gained a great deal of media attention for her ultimately unsuccessful effort and was named a Rising Star of the New York GOP and the New York Young Republicans.

Zegers’s strategy is to use two of the Left’s powerful tools against them: emotion and social media. Social media is the most obvious place to have this conversation because that is where Zegers will find her target audience. The Left relies on emotion because it produces quick and powerful responses and because it clouds reason and judgment, two concepts that are Kryptonite to any socialist idea. The videos YAAS will post on social media recount emotional stories of young people who have directly suffered under socialism and have blessedly escaped its clutches.

Zegers will also use social media to set the record straight about socialism. Among the myths to be dispelled are the so-called heroism of the prolific murderer Che Guevara, why the Left insists on incorrectly categorizing Scandinavian countries as socialist, what really happened to oil-rich Venezuela, and how capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system in world history.

Given her youth and her dedicated social-media strategy, Zegers is in a better position to change the narrative than a news pundit that young people probably won’t even watch. It’s exciting to see another group dedicated to pushing back against socialism’s appeal to America’s youth. It’s been a long time coming, and as Zegers argues, we must push back because Liberty is worth fighting for.  ~The Patriot Post

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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