December 6, 2017 In America

In America Dec 6, 2017


DACA Is Not What the Democrats Say It Is. Here Are the Facts

Some members of Congress are threatening to block government funding unless Congress provides amnesty to so-called Dreamers—the illegal aliens included in President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump is ending.

Responsible members of Congress should not give in.

Such an effort would be fundamentally flawed and would only encourage even more illegal immigration—just as the 1986 amnesty in the Immigration Reform and Control Act did.

Hans von Spakovsky, READ MORE at The Daily Signal

Hallelujah! Trump Will Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Wednesday, Begin Moving Embassy

President Donald Trump will announce Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that the State Department will begin a process to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Trump will first announce that the “United States government recognizes that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” according to one of three senior administration officials who spoke with reporters on Tuesday.


I Hate The New York Times

My hometown paper drives me crazy.

I read The New York Times because it often has good coverage. The newspaper pays to send reporters to dangerous places all around the world.

But mostly I read the Times because my neighbors read it, and I need to understand what they think.

John Stossel, READ MORE at Townhall

December 6, 2017 In America

December 4, 2017 In America

In America

These 229 Businesses and Groups Support Tax Reform

Hundreds of businesses and organizations have publicly declared their support for the Senate’s tax reform package, one of the many factors that led to the bill’s passage early Saturday morning on a 51-49 vote.

-Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

  1. 21st Century Fox
  2. 3M
  3. 45Committee
  4. 60 Plus
  5. A. O. Smith Corporation
  6. Aerospace Industries Association
  7. Aetna
  8. Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
  9. Airlines for America
  10. Alaska Chamber
  11. ALEC Action
  12. Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT)
  13. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  14. Allstate Insurance
  15. Altria
  16. American Action Network (AAN)
  17. American Airlines
  18. American Commitment
  19. American Conservative Union (ACU)
  20. American Craft Spirits Association
  21. American Dental Association (ADA)
  22. American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC)
  23. American Farm Bureau Federation
  24. American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
  25. American Forest Foundation
  26. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
  27. American Gaming Association
  28. American Gas Association (AGA)
  29. American Hotels and Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  30. American Made Coalition
  31. American Petroleum Institute (API)
  32. American Trucking Associations (ATA)
  33. Americans for Limited Government (ALG)
  34. Americans for Prosperity (AFP)
  35. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)
  36. Amgen
  37. Arizona Retailers Association
  38. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  39. Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM)
  40. Association of American Railroads
  41. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  42. Association of Global Automakers
  43. Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)
  44. AT&T
  45. Baxter Healthcare
  46. Beer Institute
  47. Best Buy
  48. Boeing
  49. BP
  50. Brown-Forman
  51. Business Roundtable
  52. Celgene
  53. Center for Freedom and Prosperity
  54. Center for Worker Freedom
  55. Charter Communications
  56. Christian Coalition of America
  57. Cincinnati Financial Corporation (The Cincinnati Insurance Companies)
  58. Cisco Systems, Inc.
  59. Club for Growth
  60. Coalition for American Insurance
  61. Coalition of Franchisee Associations
  62. Comcast
  63. Concerned Veterans for America
  64. ConocoPhillips
  65. Constellation Brands
  66. Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT)
  67. Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE)
  68. Consumer Mortgage Coalition (CMC)
  69. Consumer Technology Association
  70. Continental Resources
  71. Cost Recovery Advances the Nation’s Economy (CRANE) Coalition
  72. Council for the Citizens Against Government Waste
  73. Cox Enterprises
  74. Crossroads GPS
  75. CSX Transportation
  76. CTIA – Everything Wireless
  77. Delta Air Lines
  78. Digital Liberty
  79. Distilled Spirits Council
  80. Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA)
  81. Dow Chemical Company
  82. East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC)
  83. Eastman
  84. Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  85. Electronic Transactions Association
  86. Eli Lilly and Company
  87. Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
  88. Exelon Corporation
  89. ExxonMobil
  90. Faith and Freedom Coalition
  91. Family Business Coalition
  92. FedEx
  93. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  94. Fidelity Investments
  95. Financial Services Roundtable
  96. Florida Retail Federation
  97. Food Marketing Institute
  98. Ford Motor Company
  99. Franchise Business Services
  100. Freedom Partners
  101. FreedomWorks
  102. General Dynamics
  103. General Electric Company
  104. General Motors
  105. Generation Opportunity
  106. Georgia Retail Association
  107. Grassfire
  108. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
  109. HCCW CEO Economic Leadership Committee
  110. HDR, Inc.
  111. Here For America
  112. Heritage Action for America
  113. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  114. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  115. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
  116. Hispanic Leadership Fund
  117. Home Depot
  118. Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
  119. Honeywell
  120. Houchens Industries
  121. Independent Bakers Association (IBA)
  122. Independent Women’s Voice
  123. Indiana Retail Council
  124. Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA)
  125. Information Technology Industry Council
  126. Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
  127. Institute for Liberty
  128. Intel Corporation
  129. International Bank of Commerce
  130. International Franchise Association
  131. International Paper
  132. International Sign Association
  133. Job Creators Network
  134. Johnson & Johnson
  135. Kansas Chamber of Commerce
  136. Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  137. Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA)
  138. Knight-Swift Transportation
  139. Koch Industries
  140. Latino Coalition
  141. Lennox International Inc.
  142. Liberty Counsel Action
  143. Liberty Mutual Insurance
  144. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  145. Mars, Incorporated
  146. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  147. McKesson Corporation
  148. Merck
  149. Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
  150. Michigan Retailers Association
  151. Montana Retail Association
  152. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  153. Nareit
  154. National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO)
  155. National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  156. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  157. National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  158. National Federation of Independent Business, Pennsylvania chapter (NFIB-PA)
  159. National Franchisee Association
  160. National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
  161. National Mining Association
  162. National Pork Producers Council
  163. National Restaurant Association
  164. National Retail Federation (NRF)
  165. National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
  166. National Tax Limitation Committee
  167. National Taxpayers Union (NTU)
  168. NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
  169. Nebraska Retail Federation
  170. Niskanen Center
  171. Norfolk Southern Corporation
  172. North American Meat Institute (NAMI)
  173. North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association
  174. North Dakota Propane Gas Association
  175. North Dakota Retail Association
  176. Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
  177. ON Semiconductor
  178. One Nation
  179. Oracle
  180. Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
  181. Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association
  182. Pfizer
  183. Pitney Bowes
  184. Procter & Gamble
  185. Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  186. Property Rights Alliance
  187. RATE Coalition
  188. Raytheon Company
  189. Retail Association of Nevada
  190. Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
  191. Reynolds American, Inc.
  192. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
  193. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council)
  194. Smithfield Foods Inc.
  195. Smiths Group
  196. Southern Company
  197. Southwest Airlines
  198. Target
  199. Taxpayers Protection Alliance
  200. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
  201. TechNet
  202. Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  203. Tennessee Manufacturers Association
  204. Texas Association of Business
  205. Texas Instruments
  206. Texas Retailers Association
  207. The Kroger Company
  208. The LIBRE Initiative
  209. The Silicon Valley Organization
  210. Total System Services (TSYS)
  211. Toyota
  212. Travelers Companies, Inc.
  213. Truckload Carriers Association
  214. Tyson Foods
  215. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  216. Union Pacific
  217. United Airlines
  218. United Parcel Service (UPS)
  219. United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
  220. USTelecom
  221. Varian
  222. Verizon
  223. Viacom
  224. Volvo Car Corporation
  225. Walmart
  226. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA)
  227. Wireless Infrastructure Association
  228. Wisconsin CEO Economic & Workforce Leadership Coalition
  229. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC)

Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore

Birmingham, ALABAMA — An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.

-Aaron Klein, Breitbart News

December 4, 2017 In America

No Freedom For Hate Speech

Somewhere in America
Somewhere in America

Freedom of speech is not about protecting the right of free speech of those we agree with. It is about protecting the right to speak for those we hate and despise. It is the job of government, and of the police in particular, to protect and defend the right of all people to speak. Those who use violence and intimidation to silence those they dislike are Fascists in the exact meaning of the word. Fascists before WWII in Italy and Germany were famous for using violence to silence those whom they disliked.

The man holding up this sign is a Fascist.

Hate speech protestor
This is what real hate speech looks like.

Noam Chomsky, despite my personal disagreements with many of his beliefs and positions, put it very well.

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky

It seems to me today the sort of people who want to ban hate speech basically define “hate speech” as pretty much anything they disagree with or don’t understand (or don’t feel prepared to refute logically).

I had an interesting discussion with my son and daughter recently. They are millennials and were telling me that the Antifa folks were justified in physically attacking and beating up people at a public rally whom they characterized as white supremacists. They justified this with this line of logic:

“White supremacists like Nazis advocate the genocide of inferior people. They want to gas blacks like the Nazis gassed the Jews in WWII.”

I am fairly certain that the vast majority of so-called “white supremacists” don’t want to gas black people and, although some may hold views I find personally despicable, are not in the same league as the Nazis who really did murder millions of people in concentration camps.

I would say to these people, as I said to my son and daughter, “You need to find out what these people truly believe and then use rational arguments to refute them based on facts, not fictions based on your own prejudices.”

Using violence first is always the naked admission that you don’t have good arguments, at least good arguments that will win the hearts and minds of rational people. Are there bad people out there that hold bad views? Of course there are. But if your first response is to use violence against people exercising their constitutional right to free speech just because you despise them, well, then you are an even worse person than they are.

It is ok to fight Nazis and evil people, but only after those people stop talking and start using violence to get their way. Then by God get your gun and have at it, just like our fathers and grandfathers did in WWII. But not before.