Thursday, August 11, 2016

My Meeting With Donald Trump By Richard A. Viguerie #NeverClinton

Source: http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23441
June 27, 2016

Donald Trump

Last Tuesday, as was lightly reported in the news media, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump conducted a series of meetings with cultural conservative leaders, activists and thinkers.

I was privileged to serve on the steering committee brought together by Bill Dallas, leader of United in Purpose, who, along with the leaders of MyFaithVotes.org, organized the meetings.

Tempting as it was to rush my initial thoughts and comments out to the pages of CHQ, I wanted to let what I saw and heard sink in a little before I went public and shared with you my take on the meetings.

One point I think that is important to make on the front end of my comments is that, while the news media portrayed the events as Donald Trump meeting with “Evangelicals,” the meetings at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square included about 1,000 individuals representing most of the conservative movement’s cultural conservative organizations, interests and issues.

Thus, the meeting included Conservative Catholics and a broad cross section of pro-family, pro-life and traditional values advocates. Virtually every cultural conservative organization, interest and issue was represented in the large town hall-style meeting. 

However, given the breadth of the interests in the room, obviously not everyone was going to get their specific question answered or their narrow issue addressed.

So, what was my overall impression of Trump and his command of the conservative agenda, especially the cultural conservative agenda?

I’d say that my overall impression was that, like Barry Goldwater in 1964, Donald Trump is going to run as himself; he didn’t come in the room and pander or tell us what we wanted to hear.

He spoke in generalities and “open and educable” would seem to be the best general descriptors of Trump’s demeanor during the large meeting and in the smaller meeting he conducted with the members of the steering committee.

Those attendees who were looking for Donald Trump the secular businessman to make a “road to Damascus” conversion and before our eyes morph into Donald Trump the cultural conservative warrior were no doubt disappointed.

I had no such expectation, however what Trump said gave me confidence that supporting him is the right thing to do.

Why? Because this election is now a binary choice: Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump.

So, it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberties are to survive.

And make no mistake, this election is about the survival of the country that Donald Trump has promised to make great again.

Obama, Hillary Clinton and their far-left allies have increased the tempo of their assaults on constitutional liberty and the external threats to our national security and domestic tranquility have grown ever greater.

Does Donald Trump think and speak like a longtime movement conservative? Of course not.

But after meeting with Trump I find it very strange indeed that many of the same individuals who decry Donald Trump’s deviations from conservative orthodoxy were quick to try to explain away the Romney family’s support for Planned Parenthood and other decidedly anti-conservative organizations and institutions.

If you think Trump can’t be trusted or that he won’t fulfill his promises I say grow up and get in the real world – no politician, including Ronald Reagan the greatest president of my life time, fulfills 100% of their campaign promises.

The question is not will Trump bat 1000?

It is will Trump try to undo the damage eight years of Obama and a feckless GOP Congress have inflicted upon America? And the undoubted answer to that is YES.

For those who say they are #NeverTrump because “Donald Trump is not a conservative” on this and that issue I’m curious as to what version of conservatism they subscribe to – the George W. Bush version that says Islam is a religion of peace and led us into an apparently endless and inconclusive war in the Middle East, or the Donald Trump version that says defeat radical Islam wherever we find it?

Or maybe it is the Paul Ryan version of conservatism that says we should fund Obama’s extra-constitutional amnesty for illegal aliens, the Planned Parenthood Industry of Death and a grotesque list of crony government raids on the taxpayers for things like “green energy” and bailouts of Puerto Rico?

Many of Trump’s establishment critics, such as Paul Ryan, seem to reject even a conversation about the threat of radical Islam. They are all about the econometric model of open borders that is supported by both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and far-left racial interest groups, and they have no interest in cutting spending or limited government, because government power is how they enforce their elitist views on the rest of us.

Donald Trump may not speak with fluency the language of the Bible or of the great modern conservative movement thinkers like Russell Kirk and William F. Buckley, Jr., but he is clearly on the side of country class America on the key issues of rebuilding our economy, ending unlimited legal and illegal immigration, fighting and winning the war Islam has declared on the West and ending the culture of political correctness that is stifling religious liberty and common sense.

Before I met with Trump I thought that when one examined the views of many of the Republican and allegedly conservative #NeverTrump holdouts they are a lot closer to Hillary Clinton and the rest of the DC elite than they are to the views of the millions of country class citizens who turned-out to support Donald Trump in the Republican primaries.

Everything I saw and heard from Donald Trump at the Marriott Marquis reinforced that view.

On June 3 I posted a column on CHQ headlined “Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary” and suggested that readers who were having trouble bringing themselves to vote for Donald Trump look in the mirror and recite the following list:

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton appointing three or four Supreme Court appointments.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton appointing hundreds of Federal Court Judges.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton stripping me of my Second Amendment rights.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton using the power of the IRS and other federal agencies to terminate my First Amendment rights and the First Amendment rights of other Conservatives.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton expanding Obama’s open borders and unlimited immigration policies.

And, I’m OK with Hillary Clinton deciding the outer limits of my freedom of conscience and whether or not I can worship God and raise my children as my conscience dictates.

I know Hillary Clinton is unalterably opposed to conservatives on those six questions and after meeting with Donald Trump I’m more confident than ever that he is with us on them.

Can Donald Trump breakdown the details of bills conservatives support in this year’s Congress or recite lengthy passages from the Bible like Ted Cruz? No, of course not. But this is now a binary choice: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and in that choice the future of our country does not allow conservatives to be neutral or indifferent.

What Trump Got Right On The Conservative Agenda


Source: http://www.conservativehq.com/article/23452-my-meeting-donald-trump-what-trump-got-right-conservative-agenda-part-2-4

June 28, 2016

Richard Viguerie and Donald Trump

A week ago today I participated in a series of meetings between cultural conservative leaders, activists and thinkers and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

I think it is fair to say that the meetings at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square, that included about 1,000 individuals, represented most of the conservative movement’s cultural conservative organizations, interests and issues.

In a large town hall-style meeting Donald Trump took questions that had been submitted in advance of the meeting. Of course with 1,000 people in the room it was obvious not every issue was going to be addressed or every question answered, but by my count Trump addressed only nine questions.

While I wish Donald Trump could have covered more points on the conservative agenda, in fairness to Trump he isn’t a typical politician trained to answer every question as a made-for-TV soundbite – and frankly some of the questions were a bit repetitive – but Trump was genial and thoughtful and for the most part he didn’t stall or rope-a-dope even as he sometimes wandered off point.

The first question Trump took was a softball lobbed by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who, when he folded his campaign for President, endorsed Donald Trump and subsequently has become one of his key advocates to Evangelicals and cultural conservatives.

Governor Huckabee posed his question this way:

The relationship that you have with your family, the relationship and bond that you have with your adult children, is one of the most admirable I’ve ever seen from any father with children. People can fake it onstage — they can walk out and do a happy family moment — but you can’t fake that backstage, over and over again. What I saw was real. And it was one of the reasons that I have had no hesitation endorsing you, supporting you, and enthusiastically encouraging people to get behind your candidacy. We’re going to talk about a lot of issues. But I want you to begin today by expressing: What is it about the relationship you have with your children that is so special? What is that bond all about? *

From this question Donald Trump went on a rambling discourse about his relationship with his children, his efforts to inculcate in them “no drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes,” his church attendance as a child and his incredulity that so many religious leaders have abandoned advocating traditional values in the public square for fear of losing their tax-exempt status.

Said Trump:

…one day, at one of our meetings, somebody said, “They’re petrified of losing their tax-exempt status.” And I said, “What is that all about?” And they went into it. It was what happened during the Johnson administration. And I will tell you folks that some of you will agree, some of you will disagree, and some of you, it’s been ingrained and that’s the worst thing because you don’t even think about it. You can’t see the forest for the trees, some of you are so close to it. But I can tell you, I watched this during the last year, and I watched fear in the hearts of brave, incredible people. And we are going to get rid of that, because you should have the right to speak.

Whether through good briefing or being a good listener in meetings with his cultural conservative advisors, such as Rev. Jerry Falwell, Jr., he made it clear he’s on the side of conservatives in the ongoing battle over the place of religion in the public square.

And most importantly, Donald Trump made it clear that a Trump administration, unlike Hillary Clinton, is not going to stifle religious liberty by siccing the IRS on churches and ministers who, for example, advocate the Biblical definition of marriage in opposition to the secular Supreme Court imposed definition of marriage.

So, score one for Trump.

Next to ask a question was my old friend Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family. Dr. Dobson’s question was this:

… when Barack Obama became president, I think there was a conscious effort to undermine our religious liberty. You’ve probably seen it from that time to this. Have you noticed that the president and Democrats and Hillary — yes, Hillary — no longer talk about “freedom of religion”? They talk about “freedom of worship.” Why have they changed that? It’s very small, a one-word change. Well, freedom of worship means that you are confined to your churches and your synagogues, but freedom of religion, as identified in the Constitution, is in the public square, it’s everywhere. So they have tried to limit us to our church activity. So we’re seeing more and more of that.

Mr. Trump, we would like you to start your comments by answering that question: What will your administration do to help promote all of our freedoms — all of the Bill of Rights, and what it has meant to be an American — and protect us? Or do we have to fight another Revolutionary War to preserve them?

Again, Trump’s answer, while wandering back to IRS rules, was one that every conservative should embrace:

We talk about religious liberty, and I think it is the number one question. There are numerous things that we’re going to be doing. For one thing, we’re going to appoint great Supreme Court justices. And these will be Supreme Court justices that will be great intellects, that will be talented men in what they do (and women), but also be pro-life.

Trump then reminded the audience that he had already released a list of 11 prospective Supreme Court Justices who had been vetted by the Federalist Society and concluded his answer with this commentary on the role of religion in the public square:

We’re becoming so politically correct that we can’t function as a country anymore. We’re going to be saying “Merry Christmas” again, and we’re going to be saying a lot of other things. When coaches aren’t allowed to pray on the field with their team, going into battle? That’s a disgrace, and that’s gonna change. And not everybody has to pray if they don’t want to, and that’s fine. But when a coach has a team and they’re going into battle and they’re restricted from praying — and they fire the coach! — those days will be over.

Trump may not have all the nuances of Federalist 10 internalized, but he captured and applied almost perfectly to today’s far-Left PC police, Madison’s definition and the effects of an oppressive faction: “…a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.”

Score another point for Trump.

The next question was asked by Ronnie Floyd (former president of the Southern Baptist Convention) who asked:

If you’re elected president of the United States, what will you do to address the real need of poverty and crime, violence and a lack of opportunity in the urban areas of our country? And to heal the worsening racial tension in the United States of America?

Let’s face it, right here is where most politicians, and especially most establishment Republicans, would immediately endorse spending billions on Midnight basketball and other programs that, over the past sixty years have consumed trillions of dollars while making no impact on urban poverty, other than to institutionalize intergenerational welfare dependence.

Here’s what Trump said:

Now, there is one word that would take care of a big chunk of it, and that’s jobs. We need jobs. [Applause] Our jobs are being taken away to other countries. NAFTA — which is one of the worst things ever signed economically in this country’s history, it was signed by Bill Clinton — it’s a disaster. I won all these states by such big margins, I’m looking at all these factories that closed 20 years ago and are rotting, really. Jobs have to be brought back.

With that, we also have to understand — and they don’t get enough credit — but our police forces do an unbelievable job. They are so ridiculed and so maligned: You have one bad actor, something happens, it’s a national story for weeks, and they don’t show you the good work the police do.

One thing I have to say is that when Obama got elected, I didn’t think he was going to be a great president — I didn’t know it would be like this. … But I thought he would be a great cheerleader, especially when you’re talking about the inner cities. And what they need is they need training, but they also need spirit. There’s no spirit in these inner cities. You look at what’s going on in Chicago. Chicago’s like a tale of two cities. There’s no training, there’s no spirit, there’s no hope for these people. We’ve gotta get in and we’ve gotta straighten it out. We’ve got a spirit crisis in this country, and I’m not only talking about the inner cities — I’m talking everywhere.

While Trump saw Rudy Giuliani’s community policing and “broken window” strategy work in New York, I’m pretty sure Donald Trump never read the Moynihan Report (The Negro Family: The Case For National Action by Daniel Patrick Moynihan) or Jack Kemp’s American Renaissance.

Though Kemp would no doubt cringe at Trump’s attacks on free trade, once again in his own rambling language Trump captured the core conservative ideas that jobs and economic growth, along with law and order in every neighborhood, are key to restoring the quality of life and establishing social justice in our inner cities.

Score another point for Trump.

The next question was asked by David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, who asked:

When you become president, we want to know how you are going to stand with Israel and stand against those who want them to give up some of their land in order to have peace.

Trump’s answer was clear, simple and direct:

I’m 100 percent for Israel. I have been forever. It is an amazing country. It has been shunned by the United States, in favor of Iran and others... And now Israel’s almost like lost to our country. We will bring that back, and we will bring it back fast. We’re going to be close to Israel.

The next question went to Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, who asked:

One of the issues that concerns us is immigration. We are not in favor of amnesty. We have every right to stop all illegal immigration as expeditiously as possible. [Applause] There are terrorists coming in, narco traffickers coming in that want to do us harm. But you talk about building a wall. And because of what’s taken place previously — and even the interpretation through various media platforms and such — there is the idea in the Latino community that you have no commitment whatsoever to building a bridge to the Hispanic-American community. What’s your strategy, Mr. Trump, in doing both things — in protecting our borders, protecting our nation, and simultaneously building a bridge with this wonderful community called the Hispanic-American community?

Once again, Trump didn’t waffle or backpedal or flip-flop, he said:

We have a country, but we don’t have borders. The southern border is a disaster. Coming in through the southern border are massive, massive, massive amounts of drugs and lots of problems. If we don’t have a border, we don’t have a country. And there is no country. There’s gotta be a border, a line, you know, something to obey. I have thousands of Latinos and Hispanics and Mexicans working for me, phenomenal people. And this has nothing to do with anything other than, to have a country, we have to have a border.

This was a solid conservative answer that certainly satisfied Sammy Rodriguez and most of the people in the room, but part of the Trump political phenomenon is that he weaves together seemingly disparate elements or issues to attack the establishment and politically correct thinking, and put himself on the side of country class Americans, thus there was a second part to Trump’s answer:

And, by the way, other politicians said, “You can’t build a wall,” like it’s hard to build. In China, they built the Great Wall of China, which is 13 times longer. Thirteen times. They built the Great Wall of China in — well, they probably didn’t have Caterpillar tractors, by the way. You know, 2,000 years ago, they built the Great Wall of China, and we’re saying we can’t build the wall. The wall is so easy from a construction standpoint. They actually wanted to build it, and they were unable to get their environmental impact statements — can you believe that? Because probably a certain form of rattlesnake was in their way. That’s a true story.

I jokingly say, as China is building a massive, massive military facility in the South China Sea, I say, “How long do you think it took them to get their environmental impact statements?” As they have the largest excavators in the world ripping the hell out of the ocean and dumping? They started working not on Monday, they started working on Saturday morning.

You know, we are really in a very dangerous world right now, and we’re going to have to readjust our thinking very, very rapidly.

Not many politicians would use the word “hell” in a room full of Evangelical preachers, Catholic priests and lay ministers of who knows how many denominations, but Trump did and to heavy applause at the conclusion because of the self-evident truth of his answer.

*To supplement my notes I’ve relied on news reports, records/articles by other participants to ensure I report the speaker’s words as accurately as possible.

Trump Fumbles, But Closes Strongly


Source: http://www.conservativehq.com/article/23466-my-meeting-donald-trump-trump-fumbles-closes-strongly-part-3-4

June 29, 2016

Kelly Shackelford

Last week I participated in a series of meetings between cultural conservative leaders, activists and thinkers and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and this is the third installment of my report on the meetings.

I think it is fair to say that the meetings at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square, that included about 1,000 individuals, represented most of the conservative movement’s cultural conservative organizations, interests and issues.

In a large town hall-style meeting Donald Trump took questions that had been submitted in advance of the meeting. Of course with 1,000 people in the room it was obvious not every issue was going to be addressed or every question answered, but by my count Trump addressed only nine questions.

Yesterday, in my column “What Trump Got Right On The Conservative Agenda” I covered the first part of the town hall meeting and the first five questions he addressed, all of which he answered from a viewpoint favorable to conservatives.

The next question in the big town hall-style event went to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, who asked:

What policies, if any, of the Obama administration will you reverse? And what steps will you take to restore our military and the rights of our men and women in uniform to practice their religious freedom?

This was perhaps the one question where Trump’s rambling style failed him, because it should have been a simple answer in the same vein as the one he delivered about Christmas and society becoming “so politically correct that we can’t function as a country anymore.”

Instead, Trump wandered all over the map.

You know when you talk about the most important jobs of a president, you always have to go with defense, defense, right?

I saw the other day — you probably saw on a couple of the networks — where they were talking about our fighter planes where they’re old, they’re 18 to 20 years old. We’re using these planes to fight.

And our military is so badly depleted. And we fight all over the place. We fight in little pockets here, here. We don’t win anything. We don’t fight to win.

You thought we won in Iraq? We didn’t win in Iraq. We handed Iraq to Iran. We have given Iraq — with among the largest oil reserves in the world — we have given it to Iran through sheer stupidity.

This could be the greatest Trojan horse. This [the Syrian refugee resettlement program] could be the real-deal Trojan horse, OK fellas? We have no idea who these people are.

We have to have the greatest fighting force in the world, whatever that may be. And we have to have the generals make these decisions, and the leaders — the military leaders — make these decisions without influencing, without people calling, saying, “Do this or do that.”

Trump wasn’t wrong about our aging military aircraft or the strategic implications of Iran’s role in Iraq, but I certainly couldn’t score this one for Donald Trump, because, like many in the room, I was left wondering whether Trump even understood the question, let alone which of the military social experiments and morale killing policies of President Obama’s he planned to repeal.

The next question went to my friend Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of First Liberty Institute law firm, who was seated right next to me. Kelly asked:

This is a two-part question on religious liberty. The first is what you mentioned, that the next president is going to appoint at least three Supreme Court justices, probably hundreds of federal judges — these are life appointments. What process or what people are you going to rely on so you can assure people here to know you’re gonna get really good justices? And secondly, probably the key issue right now in religious liberty is the attempt to use gay rights to trump religious freedom. So a baker, like the couple that’s a Christian baker in Oregon, because they couldn’t do a gay wedding cake, they’ve been prosecuted by the state, they’re bankrupt, they’ve been fined $135,000 and told by the judge that they need to be, quote, rehabilitated. Have you thought through yet, or do you know yet, where you’re going to stand? I know you may need time on some of these issues. But I know this is something that would be very important to the people in this room. 

Donald Trump’s answer was this:

So, on the judges: The Federalist Society is the gold standard on judges, are you happy with that? I think, right? Also Heritage [Foundation], Jim is fantastic. Jim DeMint and the Heritage [Foundation] is — I think they’re doing a great job. And they’ve done it also. Plus, we’re going to probably put four or five additional [judges on the list] as I’ve said before. And we’re going do that. We’re going to do that very quickly. And frankly, the decision that you’re looking at is ultimately going to be a court decision. And the people that go on the court over the next period of time are going to have a lot to do with that decision. Because right now, that decision does not look — and I know where you stand on it — and that decision is not looking very good for you. And by the way, if you are pro-life, it’s not going to be very good for pro-life right now. And if Hillary gets in, honestly, Mike, if she picks two more judges — not three, four or five — pro-life is a whole different story.

Your question is a whole different story. Because ultimately, the court is going to decide that question. They’re going to decide that answer. And I will say this and I’ve said before: I’m putting pro-life judges on. … The justices that I’ve put on, and you can look at their names and we have them posted, but the justices, I have gotten tremendous, rave views from the people that we’ve picked. Eleven, we’ve picked 11 so far. And we’ll pick a few more and they’ll be very similar. I’ve gotten tremendous reviews. The alternative is the opposite. There won’t be any pro-life judges put on there. They will be all pro-choice. They will be all, 100 percent. 

Trump correctly identified the problem as one of judges making law and creating special rights for new classes of people that are then used to negate the rights enumerated in the Constitution, and that is something that judges who meet the standards of the Federalist Society and Heritage would be very very unlikely to do.

On the other hand, in my opinion Trump didn’t really answer the second part of Kelly Shackelford’s question and Kelly later told Charisma News, "For me, there are two ultimate issues in this election: religious freedom and the federal courts. I was grateful that the No. 1 topic of today's conversation was religious liberty, giving us a good starting point to understand where Mr. Trump stands on the issue.”

"I appreciated how, very early in the meeting, Mr. Trump brought up First Liberty's client, Coach Joe Kennedy, and expressed his concern that a high school football coach would be fired for praying after a game. Mr. Trump said attacks on faith like this need to stop, and I agree.”

The many people in the room who were hoping that Trump would say that, as President, he would lead an effort to stop the use of homosexual “rights” as a means of limiting religious liberty, were no doubt disappointed that Trump skipped over the second part of Kelly Shackelford’s question, but as Kelly later put it, "Although there is still more to learn about where Mr. Trump stands on some of the top religious freedom cases in America, like the Little Sisters of the Poor and military chaplains, I think today was a good start and I look forward to continuing the conversation.”

I’d score Trump as hitting a home run on judges (again), but the best that could be said was that he came across as uniformed on the specifics of some of the broader cultural issues, such as the effects of judge created same-sex “marriage” and special rights for homosexuals on religious liberty.

At this point Mike Huckabee raised the Second Amendment as an issue related to Kelly Shackelford’s question, and as another constitutional right that would be “gone” if Hillary Clinton were elected, and Donald Trump offered this commentary in response to Huckabee’s remarks:

I’m so glad you mentioned the Second Amendment. Because the Second Amendment, like Christianity, the Second Amendment is under siege. And you have right now a tied court. And frankly, if one judge gets on, that’s the end of the Second Amendment certainly as you know it. And I say, and I say it in all seriousness: Hillary Clinton is going to abolish the Second Amendment if she becomes president. She will abolish, so you’re not going to have protection. … You’re not going to have protection. You’re not going to be able to protect yourself. Some of the ideas they have are unbelievable and not what our Founders wanted or had in mind. So the Second Amendment is totally under siege and we’re going to protect the Second Amendment.

You know the NRA endorsed me, it was the earliest endorsement that they’ve ever given. I have great respect for the NRA. And I think that’s an important thing. But when we get down to the Supreme Court, you’re talking about religious liberty, freedom. You’re talking about all of the things that you asked about. And your question’s great. But you know ultimately, it’s the courts that are going to decide. And if it’s my judges, you know how they’re going to decide. And if it’s her judges, you also know how they’re going to decide. (emphasis mine) 

Again, another home run score for Trump on judges.

Donald Trump concluded his remarks with this commentary which was unexpected and seemed to encapsulate the relationship he was trying to build with the audience in the room:

I know, as an example, the young people aren’t going [to church] as much.

But we have to bring that back. We have to bring those values back. We have to bring that spirit back. And in a way, it’s been taken way from you by the federal government and by these horrendous things that have been allowed in the past.

But just remember this: You are the most powerful group in this country. But you have to realize that. You have to band together. You have to band together. If you don’t band together, you’re really not powerful. You have a powerful church. I see it. I see some of these incredible pastors and ministers and people that speak so brilliantly. And I see it. But they’re great within their audience but then outside they don’t have it.

You have to band together as a group. And if you do that, you will bring it back like nothing has ever been brought back.

When was the last time you heard a Republican candidate for President, say “we have to bring young people back to church”? Is that something Mitt Romney or John McCain would have said? Not on your life!

In reviewing my notes and the transcript of the town hall meeting I’d rate Donald Trump’s answers to most of the questions as favorable to the conservative agenda, and on judges and religion in the public square he hit several home runs.

While Trump didn’t really answer the second part of Kelly Shackelford’s question on religious liberty, during the town hall-style meeting I’d say Donald Trump’s only fumble, and it was a substantial one, was on Tony Perkins’ question about religious liberty and social experimenting in the military.

Whether Trump didn’t understand the question, hadn’t been briefed on an issue that doesn’t typically make the TV news or hasn’t thought about the issue at all (highly likely in my opinion) we know Hillary Clinton is against us on this, so our job is to communicate with Trump and to make sure that he understands this is the military version of his comment on religion in the public square; “We’re becoming so politically correct that we can’t function as a country [or a military] anymore.”

Clearly, it does not come naturally to Donald Trump to speak the language of cultural conservatives, politically active Christians and the Bible.

However, it is equally clear that Donald Trump has absorbed many of the concerns and anxieties that today’s cultural conservatives have about the far-Left inspired use of government to limit the practice of religion in the public square and to stifle religious commentary and faith testimony on cultural and social issues.

Trump gets that to make America great again we have to bring back what he calls values and spirit. And, unlike Hillary Clinton, as imperfect a vessel as Donald Trump may be, in matters of values and spirt he is on our side.

*To supplement my notes I’ve relied on news reports and articles by other participants to ensure I report the speaker’s words as accurately as possible.

My Question For Mr. Trump And Next Steps


Source: http://www.conservativehq.com/article/23474-my-meeting-donald-trump-my-question-mr-trump-and-next-steps-part-4-4

June 30, 2016

As I noted in the first of my columns on last week’s meetings between Donald Trump and cultural conservative thinkers, leaders and activists, I was privileged to serve on the steering committee brought together by Bill Dallas, who leads United in Purpose, and the leaders of MyFaithVotes.org that organized the meetings.  

Richard ViguerieWhile the news media portrayed the events as Donald Trump meeting with “Evangelicals,” the big town hall-style meeting at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square included about 1,000 individuals representing most of the conservative movement’s cultural conservative organizations, interests and issues. 

As a member of the steering committee I also had the opportunity to meet with Donald Trump in a much smaller group setting, and in both meetings I was anxious to ask Trump a version of a question that I have put to many post-Reagan Republican candidates, and that I urge conservatives to ask of every candidate for any office:

Mr. Trump, 

Candidates for public office often promise us conservatives the sun, the moon, the stars-and sometimes they even believe it. 

But conservatives have learned the hard way that personnel is policy, and if the candidate, upon assuming office, puts into key positions mostly captains of industry, Fortune 500 executives, and Wall Street types, we lose – our issues will not see the light of day. 

Because of your extensive business background, the people you've walked with for the last 45 years, your friends, your business associates – with few exceptions – do not share our views and values on most important issues, such as traditional values, cultural issues, limited government, opposition to crony government, and religious liberty. 

Why should conservatives who have strongly-held views about these issues have confidence that, if you're fortunate to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next January 20, you will appoint people to key positions in the White House, such as White House Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Personnel, and cabinet positions, such as Attorney General, Health and Human Services, etc. who share the views and values of us conservatives who are the base of the Republican Party? 

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to ask that question in either the small group meeting – which was largely Donald Trump delivering a campaign speech to us – or in the large town hall meeting which focused mostly on religious liberty. 

The closest Donald Trump came to addressing that question was in his comments about judges, and making his judicial appointments from candidates suggested by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. 

That was encouraging, but it didn’t really address my concerns, which were first raised a few months ago during CNN’s GOP Town Hall in Columbia, South Carolina when Anderson Cooper asked Donald Trump, “Would you want all Republicans in your cabinet?”  

“No, not necessarily,” Trump responded. “I want the best people.” 

I hate to say it, but that was almost word-for-word the answer Mitt Romney gave me when I asked him the personnel question back on October 1, 2007 when he was running in the Primary against John McCain. 

In fairness, Trump has come a long way since that CNN town hall in South Carolina and he has, from the beginning of his campaign, assembled a solid inside group of cultural conservative supporters. 

Rev. Jerry Falwell, Jr., Phyllis Schlafly, Gov. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Pastor Paula White, Darrell Scott, former Pentagon official Joseph E. Schmitz and conservative talk show host Sam Clovis, to say nothing of Senator Jeff Sessions and some of his top staffers, have been advising Trump from the beginning – but these conservatives, good people as they are, are Donald Trump’s new friends. 

And we all know that top government appointments do not go to the applicant with the highest SAT score – when it comes to political appointments “the best” is a highly subject judgement. 

So my concern is not with Donald Trump’s new conservative friends, my concern is with his old friends – the Wall Street types, the Palm Beach society types, the sports and entertainment types who have been Donald Trump’s associates over the long course of his business and entertainment career. 

If Donald Trump were to appoint a distinguished Wall Street lawyer as his Attorney General chances are the cultural conservative agenda would get short shrift, the same thing if he were to appoint a Palm Beach society doctor as Surgeon General or a leading figure from the insurance or medical industry to head the Department of Health and Human Services.  

Anyone of those individuals might qualify as among “the best,” but they probably wouldn’t be the “best conservative” for the job – and that should be our goal as conservatives – getting the best conservatives available appointed to key positions in the next administration. 

Clearly, it does not come naturally to Donald Trump to speak the language of cultural conservatives, politically active Christians, the Bible and the Constitution. 

But, just as clearly, we have him looking our way on a number of important issues; judicial appointments, matters of conscience and religious liberty, and reining-in the use of government enforced political correctness to stifle Christian witness in the public square. 

If I were to summarize my takeaway from my meetings with Donald Trump it would be this: We have a start, because we have Donald Trump at the negotiating table.  

If you read Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” and listen carefully and parse what he says, one thing comes through loud and clear: What interests Donald Trump is not closing the deal – it is negotiating the deal.  

It is the pursuit that interests Trump, not necessarily the close. 

And what this should tell conservatives is that remaining engaged in the communication and education process with Donald Trump is the most important part of the “art of the deal” – simply offering up support and expecting Trump to be on board with our agenda is to disregard his history and the plain words of what he has said in books and speeches spanning decades. 

The good news is, Trump has offered conservatives a vehicle to do that, a group referred to by Politico as Trump’s “Evangelical Advisory Board” which includes, among others, my old friend Dr. James Dobson, Rev. Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Ralph Reed, Founder, of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, and one of cultural conservatism's sharpest political minds. 

We know there’s no negotiating on our issues with Hillary Clinton, so it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberties are to survive, and it is to us that Trump must look to find the votes necessary to win the election.  

We have an opportunity to negotiate a win-win deal with Donald Trump, but the burden to make clear what our priorities are, and that personnel is policy is one of those priorities, is now on us.  

I urge CHQ readers to prayerfully consider how they can get engaged in the Trump campaign and contribute to the effort to educate Donald Trump and his team on how, and most importantly, who can best advance the cause of governing America according to limited government constitutional conservative principles.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Corruption, cronyism and negligence By Andrew Roscoe

Source: http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/opinion/letters/corruption-cronyism-and-negligence/article_00e1826d-1e43-5751-a2c1-320cf5774bf4.html

August 10, 2016

What learned Americans thirst for is an upstanding, sincere president who has his or her priorities in the proper perspective defending liberty. Thankfully, but still crippling, Marxism's disciple will exit having embedded subjugation's methodology.

It's catastrophic for America's magnificent history that our first African-American president proved to be the most petulant, lawless, wasteful, subversive and divisive executive ever. An individual twice elected via elitism's news media, based on race rather than the content of character or allegiance to our constitution.

Historians remember Margaret Shippen — to escape being treason's accomplice, Benedict Arnold wife conveniently concocted memory loss. Today, convenient memory lapses, diversionary orations and redefining fact, highlight Bill and Hillary Clinton's reprehensible record with Whitewater, Waco, Los Alamos security thefts, Tyson Foods, Vince Foster's implausible death, prisoner exchanges freeing terrorist Mohammed Atta (a 9/11 pilot), illegal servers and a highly suspect foundation.

As senator, Clinton's voting record revealed undeniable ineptitude for fiscal understanding, including foreign policy. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton possessed $2.3 billion for embassy security, including military support; the 2012 pre-presidential election Benghazi embassy slaughter, under her charge, exposed dereliction of duty and absolute untrustworthiness. "What difference — at this point — what difference does it make?" was her whimsical answer for disregard, negligence and malfeasance.

This upcoming 2016 election is critical for America's long overdue domestic and international cures; voters must reject yet another socialist in chief. By her actions, Clinton does not possess the moral compass, sagacity, or the earned respect of international state's persons like Indira Ghandi, Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Golda Meir or Jeane Kirkpatrick. Repulsively, Clinton interned with reported Communist Party supporters: Bob Treuhaft, Doris Walker and Mal Burnstein.

We taxpayers are the recipients of decades of destructive policy resulting in government's unquenchable thirst for revenue misappropriations based on proven, hoax-driven politics: Ozone holes, global cooling, global warming, feel-safe controls and Obama-scams. Government programs, sponsored by cronyism's Democrats like Clinton, spoon-fed mega-trillions of unaccountable dollars into America's inner-city cores yielding media justice, illiteracy, illegal immigration, insolvency, exorbitant taxation, corruption, riots, soaring crime and killing our police.

Misery's madam, Clinton, is a political chameleon, a lifelong draconian progressive and avid disciple of Saul Alinsky's radicalization. Right now, sincere Democrats, Republicans and independents have this one-time opportunity to disavow race, gender and party drivel, while guiding America back on the path to sustained economic stability and international respect. Disgracefully, America still has 95 million persons out of work. The only difference between Clinton and President Barack Obama is that Obama openly hates America's constitution. America's tenets demand indisputable devotion, trustworthiness and leadership. What difference does it make? Everything.

Andrew Roscoe

Mount Laurel

Thursday, August 04, 2016

44 Reasons to NOT Elect Hillary Clinton By Makia Freeman

Source: http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/44-reasons-to-not-elect-hillary/

February 4, 2016

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Hillary sold her soul for power a long time ago. It’s no secret – and people are starting to realize it.

To elect Hillary Clinton

would be a foolish and dangerous mistake for America – not to mention the entire world. Hillary is currently in first place for the position of Democratic frontrunner. Those who know her lying, manipulative and psychopathic nature shudder at how much the New World Order agenda would be brought forward under her (mis)leadership. Hillary sold her soul for power a long, long time ago, and people are beginning to realize it. She’ll say anything to get elected. Here is a list of top 44 reasons to not elect Hillary Clinton. Even if some of these are ostensibly scandals of Bill, the pair still function as a close-knit criminal team, so they still serve as valid reasons not to elect Hillary:

1. Benghazi: Committing Perjury or Lying Under Oath

Hillary has repeatedly committed perjury or lied under oath throughout her career. One of the most telling examples was during her Benghazi testimony when she claimed a video had inspired a protest that ended up killing Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans. This was subsequently shown to be a lie. Hillary famously declared, “What difference does it make?” when the questioning got too tough, in regards to the causes of the American deaths and personnel she was supposedly in charge of protecting. She stated she had submitted all documents, but 20 months later, FOIA requests uncovered 41 new documents. Yet another lie.

2. Faking Uncontrollable Fits of Coughing

Check out this compilation of clips where Hillary pretends she can’t stop coughing in order to avoid answering tough questions or testify on an issue at all. On the Benghazi issue, Clinton testified late 4 months late to Congress.

3. Email Gate: Illegally Mixing Government and Personal Emails

In the latest scandal over emails, dubbed Email Gate by some, Clinton set up a homebrew server to hold official Government property in terms of classified information. She also used her official Government work email to conduct private and personal business.

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4. Email Gate: Endangering National Security and State Secrets

Another aspect of Email Gate was the reckless endangering of Governmental secrets Clinton engaged in. Although many readers of The Freedom Articles will be all too aware of the way Government abuses the concept of national security, the fact remains that there is some need for it. Numerous officials have stated there is no doubt – zero ambiguity – that her emails endangered national security, due to the fact many were classified SAP (Special Access Program). However, she may have been doing this deliberately (see point 6).

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Hillary and 30,000 deleted emails. Image credit: Youngcons.com

5. Email Gate: Obstruction of Justice, Destruction of Evidence

Email Gate has many aspects to it. A further aspect is Hillary’s deliberate withholding (and deleting) of around 30,000 emails. Her excuse was that these were the personal, private ones, yet Congress had asked to see them all. Given what we know of Hillary as a cover up agent extraordinaire, what are the chances that she wasn’t deleting them to destroy information? It remains to be seen what will come of the deletion, since the FBI is reported to have the server and flash drives (with all the emails) in its possession.

6. Selling State Secrets to Foreign Countries

Mike Rivero (WhatReallyHappened.com) puts forth impressive evidence that Hillary has deliberately sold US Government State secrets to foreign countries. She and Bill did this with China during Bill’s presidency. Hillary may also have intentionally set up her homebrew server with weak security that could easily be hacked, so that the hackers could get the information and Hillary could claim the problem was “weak or flawed security” rather than a deliberately set up situation to leak data.

7. Bill the Rapist, Hillary the Coverup Agent

As I covered in the article Billary Clinton: Rapist and Coverup Team Par Excellence, Hillary has been covering up for Bill’s violent sexual escapades and rape for decades, threatening his female victims into silence, sometimes with death threats. Some of them have been outright killed.

not elect hillary8. Failed Stint as Secretary of State 2009-2013

A State Department spokesperson could not point to a single tangible achievement by Clinton. Hillary wasted $80 million on an Afghan US consulate. She lost $6 billion due to improper filing of contracts. She refused to classify Boko Haram as a terrorist group, leading to the kidnapping of 300 school girls. She called off internal investigations into her State Department involving the endemic engagement of prostitutes by her security, drug use by State Department contractors and the US Ambassador to Belgium soliciting male child prostitutes.

9. A Giant Whopper: Pretending to be Under Fire in Bosnia

Hillary claimed she was under attack by snipers when she landed in Tuzla, Bosnia, 1996, but subsequent CBS footage showed her walking calmly along the tarmac there and even stopping to greet a young girl. Liar, liar, pants on fire.

10. Flip-Flopping: NAFTA

This video (also embedded above) shows how Hillary has flip-flopped on the issue of NAFTA, saying to some people that she favored it (“NAFTA has proven its worth”) while saying to others she opposed it (“I have been a critic of NAFTA from the very beginning”). Anything to get elected!

11. More Lies: Gun or No Gun?

In the same video, Hillary claimed her grandfather taught her to shoot, yet later on, claimed she grew up in a house without any guns. Which is it?

12. More Lies: Bringing Peace to Northern Ireland?

Hillary claimed she brought Protestants and Catholics together in a Town Hall meeting for the first time. However, as this video states, “negotiators from the parties that helped broker the Good Friday agreement in 1998 told the Daily Telegraph that her role was peripheral and that she played no part in the grueling political talks over the years.”

13. Flip-Flopping: Marriage Equality

Hillary has variously claimed that she opposes gay marriage and supports gay marriage at different times. It’s all about opportunism and pandering to a political base.

14. Hillary during Watergate Investigations: An “Unethical, Dishonest Lawyer”

Bill Clinton was asked to serve on the special staff to handle the Nixon impeachment inquiry. He declined and suggested they hire his girlfriend Hillary Rodham instead. As Mike Rivero writes:

Hillary Clinton was later fired from the staff of the House Judiciary committee investigating the Watergate scandal in 1974. She was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman, who stated, “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer,” he said. “She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” Zeifman refused to give Clinton a letter of recommendation, one of only three employees he refused during his entire career.”

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What will it take for the American people to not elect Hillary?

15. Blood Gate: Selling AIDS-Infected Blood

When Bill Clinton became Governor of Arkansas, he awarded a fat contract to a Little Rock company called Health Management Associates (HMA). The company was paid $3 million a year for “medical services” for the state’s prison system. The game was to pay prisoners for their blood ($7 per pint) then resell it at massive profits on the international plasma market ($50 a pint). HMA’s entry into the blood market coincided with the rise of AIDS in America, but HMA did not screen the prisoners’ blood, even after the FDA issued special alerts about the higher incidents of AIDS and hepatitis in prison populations. In Canada alone, more than 7,000 people died from contaminated blood transfusions, many of them hemophiliacs. More than 4,000 of them died of AIDS. In 1986, public outrage forced the cancellation of HMA’s contract.

16. Whitewater Scandal

The Whitewater Scandal involved Bill using the power of office of Governor of Arkansas to build public roads to the Clintons’ private land. The Clintons and McDougals made money with real estate contracts for Whitewater property that included harsh clauses. This resulted in elderly buyers defaulting on land payments and repossessions. The habit of using State power to personally enrich themselves is a very common theme running through the Clintons’ careers.

Hillary was the first woman ever subpoenaed by a Grand Jury in relation to Whitewater. Pervasive conflicts of interest were discovered between Rose Law Firm (Hillary) and Madison Guaranty (McDougal). Billing records disappeared (presumed stolen) from Vince Foster’s office the night he died. They reappeared in the Clinton residence following their acquittal, covered with Hillary’s fingerprints. Susan McDougal refused to testify against the Clintons, so went to prison, but was pardoned by President Bill. 15 Clinton friends were found guilty of 40 federal crimes. This cost US taxpayers around $145 million.

hillary most corrupt female17. Cattle Gate: Insider Trading – Hillary’s Magical Trade

Hillary invested $1000 and turned it into $100,000 through insider trading. She entered and exited the market at the exact right time. According to economists at Auburn and Nth Florida University, 1995, who concluded in their study in the Journal of Economics and Statistics, the probability of Hillary’s trade being genuine and not an insider trade was 1 in 250,000,000! The broker involved was given a 3 year suspension.

The trade was connected to Tyson Foods, the largest employer in Arkansas and a big Clinton donor.

18. Eliminating Drug Testing at the White House

In an effort, no doubt, to avoid embarrassment over Bill’s cocaine-snorting habits, the Clintons eliminated random drug testing at the White House through the appointment Patsy Thomasson.

19. File Gate: The Clintons’ Enemy List

The Clinton Administration improperly requested and received FBI background reports on 900 Republican officials in 1996. These FBI files contained sensitive information on average American citizens. It turned into a “Compilations of Enemies” list. Hillary was the source of the requests. The NYT called Hillary a “congenital liar”. Congressman Bob Barr commented:

“Clearly what the Clinton Administration is trying to do is an orchestrated systematic effort to thwart justice, to thwart the rule of law, to thwart legitimate investigations by the Congress, whether it is impeachment proceedings or regular oversight … to derail investigations (and) derail prosecutions.”

20. China Gate: The China Connection

Bill Clinton and Al Gore took money from rich Chinese donors who ran prostitution rings. Again in 1996, agents of the Chinese Government and military funneled money into the Clinton re-election campaign, Clinton Legal Defense Fund and Democratic National Committee, in violation of US law.

21. Prison Population Explosion under Bill

The total prison population increased by 673,000 people under Clinton’s tenure or by 235,000 more than it did under President Ronald Reagan, according to a study by the Justice Policy Institute.

22. Supporting Human Rights Abuse in Colombia

The Clintons also have ties to human rights abuses in Colombia.

23. Clinton Foundation Corruption

The Clintons have used their foundation as a vehicle to accept foreign money to fund Hillary’s presidential campaign – which is illegal. You can read more here about the incredible corruption of the Clinton Foundation. The New York Times referred to the organization as having “moral and fiscal chaos, shameless fundraising” and being “mired in conflicts of interest”. Hillary travelled to Moscow and pressured Russia to buy jets from Boeing. Then, 2 months later, contract in hand, Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Foreign donations to the Foundation increased by 70% when Hillary ran in 2008.

24. Destroying and Profiting Off Haiti

Bill and Hillary have made money off Haiti too. Their Clinton Foundation took in billions, yet Haiti is still devastated. As this Washington Post article states:

““(The people here) think he’s (Bill’s) here making money,” said Leslie Voltaire, a former government official who worked with Clinton on post-earthquake reconstruction. “There is a lot of resentment about Clinton here. People have not seen results. . . . They say that Clinton used Haiti.””

25. Accepting Bribes Gifts from Foreign Nations

Hillary Clinton plays the politics game – you want influence, you pay her and Bill. Look at all the lavish gifts she has received – gold necklaces from Saudi Arabia worth $500,000, plus other gifts from 3 other nations in the Middle East.

26. Hillary’s Doesn’t Care About Women

This leads us to the next point – how does Hillary expect to convince women voters she cares about women, while she accepts gifts from nations like Saudi Arabia, with horrendous abuses against women?

27. Soul For Sale to the Highest Bidder: Hillary’s Massive Bribes “Speaking Fees” from Big NWO Banks

Hillary Clinton is the bankers’ candidate, hands down. While Bernie Sanders, a man of principle, has refused money from the banks, Hillary has dollars galore from the big banks. According to the Daily Wire, the Clintons have made more than $160 MILLION in speaking fees since Bill left the White House. That’s effectively bribery – as thanks for previous gifts and as thanks for things to come. Listen to Hillary’s absurd explanation of why she deserves $250,000 for a single speech to Goldman Sachs. Wake up America!

At the time of writing, 4 of her top 5 donors were Big Banks:

Corporation Total Individuals PACs
Citigroup Inc $824,402 $816,402 $8,000
Goldman Sachs $760,740 $750,740 $10,000
DLA Piper $700,530 $673,530 $27,000
JPMorgan Chase & Co $696,456 $693,456 $3,000
Morgan Stanley $636,564 $631,564 $5,000

28. Witches’ Covens

Former Clinton Larry Nichols has attested to how Hillary would use taxpayer Government money, when Bill was Governor of Arkansas, to fly out to California to attend a monthly witch’s coven in California. In and of itself, that is not necessarily bad, but given the elite obsession with Satanism and black magic, and the propensity of the elite to engage in dark rituals inside of secret societies like the Bohemian Club, this is another red flag if you’re wanting to elect Hillary.

Years ago David Icke pointed out that Hillary was higher up than Bill in the Illuminati hierarchy. If this is true, perhaps Hillary’s activities as a witch are related to this …

29. Zionist Stooge: Israel First

Like almost every US politician who aspires to become President, Hillary has gone on the record praising Israel’s virtues to the Heavens. Her main backer is arch-Zionist Haim Saban. You can read more about how she puts Israel first here.

30. Puppet: Taking Orders from the CFR

Hillary admitted on video that she takes orders from the Rockefeller CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), one of the key Round Table groups running the New World Order.

31. Cold-Heartedness: Laughing at How Gaddafi was Assassinated

Look at the way Hillary laughed in delight at how the US murdered Gaddafi, who had elevated Libya to the highest standard of living among all the African nations. This was an outright assassination and murder of a sovereign foreign leader, yet Hillary cackled “We came, we saw, he died”.

32. Warmongering: Workin’ Real Hard to Start a War with Iran

Look at Hillary cackling again at the thought of starting war with Iran.

33. Hillary Care

Bill put Hillary in charge of healthcare. Hillary admitted at the time, “I’m not an expert on healthcare.” She kept the Presidential Task Force on National Health Care Reform shrouded in secrecy. Hillary Care was rejected by many. It cost taxpayers $32 million. Hillary and others were ultimately fined $450,000, and the court costs to US taxpayers was $725,000.

34. Travel Gate

When Bill came to power in 1993, the Clintons fired the White House Travel Office, which had served 7 presidents. Their installed their wealthy Hollywood friends to take over the travel business worth $31 million annually. Hillary was at the center of 5 investigations (DOJ, FBI, GOA, Oversight Committee, Whitewater Independent Counsel) for these actions. She claimed the firings were due to employee misconduct, but the employees were cleared of all charges. The Clintons were forced to reinstate all of them.

35. Clinton Legal Defense Fund

The Clintons have been in so much legal trouble for their crimes over the years that they established a Clinton Legal Defense Fund. The point was that individuals or companies hoping to garner favor with the Clintons could help pay the Clinton’s endless legal bills.

36. IRS abuses

The Clintons used the IRS to harass enemies (just as Obama did later) including Republicans, the White House Travel Office, the NRA, Judicial Watch, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative organizations. A senior IRS official admitted that Clinton opponents were singled out for audits. Also audited were Bill Clinton’s female accusers (i.e. mostly rape victims) including Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick and Elizabeth Ward Gracen.

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Do not elect Hillary, unless you want more tyranny. Love those eyes! Medusa herself couldn’t do a better death stare …

37. Pardon Gate

Just before leaving office, Bill Clinton pardoned 450 people for crimes ranging from kidnapping to terrorism to cocaine smuggling. Several pardons personally benefited Hillary Clinton and were investigated for direct ties to her NY senate bid. One person on this list was Marc Rich, a billionaire fugitive. His ex-wife Denise Rich funneled millions into Clinton funds. Former President Carter called this list “shameless” and “disgraceful”.

Hillary was intimately with many of these presidential pardons. She met with “New Square Four”, a Jewish group who had defrauded the Government of millions, and got their votes in exchange for pardons. Two criminals (Carlos Vignali and Almon Braswell) paid Hillary’s brother Hugh Rodham high fees to obtain the pardons. She also met with FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberation Nacional, or in English “Armed Forces of National Liberation”), a group that exploded bombs in NYC and Chicago. Hillary also cut a deal with them to get votes for pardons. Congress requested additional information on all this, but Bill claimed Executive Privilege, preventing anyone involved from testifying.

38. State-Reared Children: Hillary’s Book It Takes a Village

Did you know Hillary has called for the State to rear children? Hillary’s 1996 book, It Takes a Village generated poor sales, perhaps because it called for Government to replace parents in the raising of children. That’s not socialism, that’s communism, but regardless of the “ism” you use to describe it, it’s a leaf straight out of the eugenics book. Alders Huxley warned in Brave New World of the NWO plan to have State hatcheries where the Government strictly controlled reproduction. It can also be found in various key conspiracy documents.

39. Reporting Violation: 2000 Hillary New York Senate Election Campaign

This was the largest election fraud in US history. In July 2000, Hillary was recorded calling and thanking felon Peter Paul for organizing a gala event. She said it cost $500,000 instead of $1.5 million. Hillary was fined $50,000 for intentional under-reporting.

40. Broken Ethical Code: Hillary’s New York Senate Term

Hillary helped secure millions in federal assistance for a New York developer who donated $120,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary was investigated by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, and was found to have broke the Senate Code of Conduct. What a surprise!

41. Fraud: 2008 Hillary Presidential Election Campaign

More fraud. Jeffrey Thompson and other fundraising “bundlers” for Hillary pled guilty to conspiracy and campaign fund law violations.

42. More Illegal Funding: Donor Victor Pinchuk

Victor Pinchuk, reportedly the 4th richest man in Ukraine, channeled money through the Clinton Foundation ($8.3 million) and in doing so violated US law by overriding sanctions on Iran. Hillary, head of the State Department at the time, the branch of the Government responsible for enforcing these sanctions, refused to charge Pinchuk, who coincidentally happened to promise the Clinton Foundation millions more.

43. Using Mind Controlled Sex Slaves? Cathy O’Brien, Rape Victim of Hillary

Cathy O’Brien, a former mind control victim who suffered horrific SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse), was programmed her to become a sex slave. Her book Trance-Formation of America details what she underwent. She explicitly mentions being abused and repeatedly raped by many high-ranking politicians including George Bush Sr., Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

44. Serial Murder: The Clinton Body Count

The Clinton body count is a very long one, stretching back decades to their days in Arkansas. It is full of suicides, car accidents, plane crashes, explosions, people dying of gun shot wounds to the back of the head and people dying from falling out of high apartment buildings. Since the overwhelming majority were officially ruled as suicide, the Clintons enjoy plausible denialability, which the elite regularly use as a legal shield behind which to hide their horrendous crimes. Here is what Gary Aldrich, who worked in the White House as a FBI agent, had to say about it:

“My name would be mud, my FBI career would be over, and I might even be in danger, if the stories coming from Little Rock were true – about how so many enemies of the Clintons ended up having fatal accidents.”

Here is a partial list of those who knew or were close to the Clintons:

July 1978: Susan Coleman is shot in the back of the head after allegedly becoming pregnant to Bill Clinton. Verdict: “suicide”.

August 1991: Danny Cassolaro is found dead in bathtub after investigating corruption including the Clintons. Verdict: “suicide”.

July 1992: C. Victor Raiser II (and son Montgomery) die in a plane crash/explosion, and Herschel Friday dies in a separate plane crash/explosion, both deemed “accidents”.

September 1992: Paul Tulley dies to unknown causes.

December 1992: Paula Gober, speechwriter for Clinton, dies in a car accident.

December 1992: Jim Wilhite dies in a skiing accident.

January 1993: Ed Cauley, former Clinton Arkansa campaign manger, dies.

May 1993: John Wilson, former DC city councilman with inside knowledge of Whitewater, is found hanged in his room. Verdict: “suicide”.

July 1993: Paul Wilcher, an attorney, wrote a 105 page letter to then attorney general Janet Reno, describing knowledge of the Mena, Arkansas gun-running and drug-dealing activity. He is found dead in his apartment. The coroner did not rule on the cause of death.

July 1993: Vince Foster, who knows Rose Law Firm (Hillary’s old law firm) and the Clintons’ financial secrets very well, dies under highly mysterious circumstances. The day before, on 7/14/93, Bill fired FBI chief William Sessions out of the blue. Assistant Attorney General Webster Hubbell on July 20th, 1993, concludes: “Don’t believe a word you hear. It was not suicide. It couldn’t have been …”

July 1993: Jerry Parks, who collected a dossier of photos on Bill Clinton, as ordered by Vince Foster. Foster was ordering Parks to conduct surveillance on Bill, allegedly for Hillary, to see how vulnerable her husband would be if he ran for President. Foster gave files to Hillary. 2 days later Foster was dead. Later Parks is shot and the files are allegedly taken from his home.

August 1993: Jon Walker, a senior investigator for the Resolution Trust Corporation, looking for source of a suspicious $50 million transfer related to $40 million embezzlement scheme involving Whitewater and the Clintons, falls to his death from a high apartment building. Verdict: “suicide”.

September 1993: Dr. Stanley Heard and Attorney Steve Dickson, family doctor for the Clintons, are killed in 2 plane crashes.

November 1993: Sexual harassment victim Kathleen Willey’s second husband, Edward E. Willey Jr., commits “suicide” on November 29, 1993, the day Kathleen claimed Clinton’s sexual misconduct against her took place.

March 1994: Dr. Donald Rogers, family dentist of the Clintons, is killed in plane crash, ruled an “accident”.

May 1994: Gandy Baugh, attorney, commits “suicide” by jumping out of an apartment building.

June 1994: Stanley Huggins, a partner in Memphis law firm investigating the Madison loan, is found dead of viral pneumonia.

July 1994: Calvin Walraven dies of a gun wound to head. Verdict: “suicide”.

October 1994: Florence Martin, who had the PIN to bank account of $1.46 million set up for Barry Seal, is found dead of gun shot wounds to the head.

April 1996: Department of Commerce worker Ron Brown dies in a plane crash, after voicing displeasure at Clinton’s White House perverting point of energy swaps. Nico Josic was the ground investigator and was shot to death. It was ruled a suicide before he could be questioned.

November 1996: Barbara Wise, worker at the Department of Commerce, is found dead.

July 1997: Mary Caitrin Mahoney, a former White House intern, is found shot at Starbucks. The store is not robbed.

March 1998: Johnny Franklin Lawhon, who found cashier’s check to Clinton in car worth $27,000, later died mysteriously.

Conclusion: Do Not Elect Hillary! Share the Truth Far and Wide

If you know anyone who is still considering voting to elect Hillary in 2016, please share this with them. The truth has to be told and known. If people know even a portion of this, they will not elect Hillary. This isn’t about Left or Right. This about tyranny and freedom, deception and truthhood, criminality and justice. The population in general has a very short-term memory; it’s time to remind people of the utter depravity and ruthless criminality of the Clintons so they do not get re-elected and the Clinton body count does not continue to rise in 2017 and beyond.

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Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the global conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.

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*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCYI7rppBOE

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What has France actually done to fight terrorism? By Ben McPartland

What has France actually done to fight terrorism?
Photo: AFP

Source: http://www.thelocal.fr/20160719/what-has-france-done-to-fight-terrorism

July 19, 2016

Are the French public and opposition parties right to lay blame at the feet of the government and call for ministers to resign in the light of the latest terrorist attack in Nice?

France has certainly taken action, but has it been the right measures? And have they been effective?

Here's a look at what the government has done to battle terrorism.

Soldiers on the streets

In response to the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish Kosher store, the government decided to deploy some 10,000 soldiers to the streets to guard sensitive sites like synagogues and other places of worship as well as tourist sites and shopping centres.

The main aim was to reassure the public and to send a message to France’s Jewish community the government was protecting them.

The operation was due to come to an end in the coming months, but the Nice attack will see soldiers redeployed to monitor festivals during the summer months.

Call up reservists

Immediately after the Nice truck attack the government said it would call up thousands of reservists to boost security, including French citizens with no military experience and former soldiers. The volunteers will boost the ranks of police, soldiers, gendarmes whose capabilities and resources have been stretched to the limit. The government wants to be able to call on 40,000 reservists by 2018 so it can deploy 1,000 a day.

State of emergency

Perhaps the standout measure introduced in response to terrorism was to declare a state of emergency in the hours after the Paris attacks in November 2015. This move, which was backed by opposition parties, enabled authorities to ban protests for a short while as well as carry out raids on homes and put suspects under house arrest, without requiring the necessary judicial oversight. The emergency powers were only set to last 12 days, but have since been extended several times and will be again perhaps until 2017.

While the state of emergency is popular among right wing politicians, those on the left have criticised it for being ineffectual and counterproductive. Has it prevented any real terror plots or just alienated more young French men of North African origin who have been placed under suspicion and seen their homes raided?

ALSO: No wonder French losing faith in Hollande's war on terror

Police allowed to carry arms

Police are on the frontline in the fight against terrorism in France and have been specifically targeted in certain attacks. As a result of the threat they face, the government has changed the rules to allow officers to carry their guns at all times, even when off duty. The measure was only meant to last during the state of emergency but the interior minister said it will now be in place permanently.

Another measure taken by the government is to loosen the rules around when police can open fire on suspects by protecting them from legal action when they do pull the trigger.

More security on public transport

(Photo: Rory Mulholland)

Transport is considered to be a target for terrorists and as a result several measures have been introduced including allowing transport police to search passengers and their bags if suspicion is aroused.

Metal detector gates were also installed on the platforms at Gare du Nord for trains to Amsterdam, Brussels and Cologne. However this measure was widely dismissed as “security theatre", given that the same security measure was not introduced at the other end of the line.

More spies...

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that 2,680 people were to be recruited to work in intelligence and surveillance with some €425 million invested in new equipment.

New spying powers

In the light of the Charlie Hebdo attacks the French government introduced a bill that granted the state sweeping powers to spy on its citizens. While rights groups blasted the bill, it won support from all political parties.

The new law, described as "French Patriot Act" allowed authorities to spy on the digital and mobile communications of anyone linked to a "terrorist" inquiry without prior authorisation from a judge, and forces Internet service providers and phone companies to give up data upon request.

Intelligence services will have the right to place cameras and recording devices in private dwellings and install "keylogger" devices that record every key stroke on a targeted computer in real time.

Amnesty International has also protested against the legislation, warning it will take France "a step closer to a surveillance state".

Reinforce values secularism in schools

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks the French government was concerned at reports of pupils refusing to accept a minute’s silence for the victims so unveiled a wide-ranging plan to reinforce the country’s secular values in schools.

The aim was essentially to encourage France's pupils from immigrant backgrounds to understand and adhere to the values of the French Republic. A National Secularism Day was announced, but as The Local reported it largely fell flat.

Cooperation with other countries

One of the major criticisms following the November terror attacks was the lack of cooperation between Belgium and French intelligence services. It emerged that many of the jihadists who took part in the attacks were known to either one of the country’s security services but information was not transferred between the two. Following the attack the two countries presented a united front and vowed to boost cooperation.

(PM Manuel Valls with Belgian conterpart Charles Michel. AFP)

Legal powers increased

France has taken various measures to toughen its laws to boost the fight against terrorism.

It is now possible prevent suspected jihadists from leaving the country and a new offence was created to target so-called “lone wolves” who radicalize on their own separate to any network.

It was also made easier to target French nationals who have been involved in terrorist groups abroad. According to Le Monde newspaper the government says that 300 cases have been opened up targeting 1,200 French nationals.

Those convicted of terror offences can now be sentenced to life imprisonment without any possibility of early release.

And police are now able to detain anyone whose behaviour they suspect is related to terrorist activities for four hours without the need for a lawyer.

Closing jihadist websites

One of the battles against terrorism has been fought online. In November 2014 the government passed a law enabling it close down websites promoting the jihadist cause without needing permission of a judge. Within months it announced it had blocked five sites accused of having links to Isis or for promoting terrorism. By April this year some 60 sites had been blocked.

The banning order was given to Internet service providers, who had 24 hours to take "all necessary measures to block the listing of these addresses" under the new rules.

Jail for checking jihadist websites

A new law that has been contested and must be given the green light by France’s top constitutional court, before it comes into power will allow judges to sentence those who consult jihadist websites to two years in prison and a €30,000 fine.

Fighting radicalization

France has introduced various measures aimed at tackling radicalization either before it occurs or after.

It launched its own “Stop Jihadism” campaign following the January 2015 terror attacks which was aimed at battling the powerful propaganda by Islamic state. In a powerful video it warned those tempted to join Jihad that they would “die alone far from home”.

Other campaigns included videos with the families of those who had been radicalized and left for Syria.

An emergency number was also created to allow friends and family to signal to authorities any signs that someone had been radicalized. It has since received thousands of calls.

In the autumn France will open up its first national centre for deradicalization.

Tackling radicalization in prisons

One major front in the battle against terrorism has taken place in prisons.

Many of those who have launched attacks in France were found to have been petty criminals in the past and may have fallen under the influence of radical Islam while in prison. France currently has several prisons that are trialing keeping radicalized inmates in separate wings to protect vulnerable prisoners.

The inmates are kept in their own cell and they must undergo a kind of de-radicalization course with psychologists and repentant former jihadists. Around 100 out of some 1,400 radicalized prisoners are subject to the trial. However while the plan sounds sensible, many have criticised it for helping jihadist networks grow.

The number of Muslim clerics working in prisons to deal with militants was also increased.

Surveillance in prisons

The government intends to increase the number of “prison spies” to keep closer tabs on jihadists. There are currently 72 but this year that number should rise to 185. A recent parliamentary inquiry into the November attacks criticised the lack of resources for intelligence services working in prisons.

(Fresnes prison, where radicalized inmates are kept separate. AFP)

Mosques closed, preachers expelled

Since 2012 the government says it has expelled 80 “preachers of hate” and closed 10 mosques or Muslim prayer rooms that were considered to be under the influence of extremists.

Border controls reintroduced

After the November attacks President Fran├žois Hollande took to the air waves to announce “France’s borders are closed”.

That wasn’t quite what he meant but France has restored border checks and as a result millions of people have been stopped and checked, mostly at random, whereas before November they were free to cross borders under the Schengen agreement.

Bombing raids in Syria and Iraq

The French government has also taken the war on terrorism to the Middle East, where it has launched bombing raids on Isis targets in both Syria and Iraq. It is also believed to have carried out missions in Libya.

After the Nice truck attack Hollande announced missions would be increased. However many may argue that the bombing missions have only encouraged Isis to call for attacks on France soil.

Terrorists NOT stripped of French nationality

The one measure the right were staunchly in favour of had to be scrapped because Hollande did not have enough support among his own party. Most experts however believe it would have had little impact on the war on terror.

With the government under pressure to do more to fight terrorism, we can expect more measures to be taken in the months to come.

Do you judge these measures to have been enough? What more can be done?

Ben McPartland (ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com)