Border Catastrophe Sinks Biden
Well, that didn’t take long. Merely 60 days into the Biden Presidency our southern border is overwhelmed by massive hordes of illegal aliens from Central America, as invited by the weak, inept Biden. Horrific car crashes are being caused by the smuggling of illegal aliens in vans. For those traveling on foot, a sea of destitute children stretches far into the southern horizon.
On March 15, a mere 30 miles from the Mexican border, a high-speed red pickup truck caught the eye of the Texas highway patrol, which then followed the truck for it to pull over. Every American would slow down and obey the police officer, but not a truck stuffed to the hilt with illegal aliens. The driver stepped on the gas, accelerating to even higher speeds, and then crashed head-on into an oncoming car containing an innocent American and a young child.
Eight of the nine illegals crammed into the red pickup truck were killed instantly, while the law-abiding American victims in the struck vehicle were rushed for emergency treatment at a hospital. The 24-year-old truck driver fled on foot but was caught a short time later. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being paid to smugglers to import illegal aliens into our country.
This migration surge is record-breaking and calamitous. The Border Patrol had to take about 3,000 children into custody early in March, holding half over the 72-hour limit, and those numbers nearly doubled the following week.
The Biden Administration announced that it would not return unaccompanied children to their home countries, so they come here in droves. The sharp increase began shortly after Biden took office.
By March 14 the number of illegal alien children crossing the border each day had reached 565, which is almost double the average daily rate of the previous month. No end is in sight, as millions of poor people in Central America think Biden has invited them to come here.
But suddenly even Democrats are criticizing Biden, in addition to most Republicans. Biden refused to listen to Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar, who represents a district in Texas near the border, where he is experienced in dealing with illegal immigration.
“His people need to do a better job of listening to those of us who have done this before,” Rep. Cuellar says about Biden, whose border policies are disastrous. It is painfully obvious that Biden is not up to the task to resolve this vexing issue, particularly when open borders are the goal of progressive ideologues.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained to the media that Biden’s political positions caused this increase in illegal aliens from Central America. “They see him as the migrant president,” he said, and it is unlikely that Mexico is going to do anything to stop this deluge in illegal migration.
In February, more than 100,000 illegal aliens crossed into the United States, and at this rate the number could reach millions this year alone. In four years of a Biden Administration this massive influx of unemployed, poor, non-English speaking migrants could “break” our schools, health care, and other public services.
If Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans had not blocked President Trump’s efforts to build a southern wall, then this crisis would not be occurring. Stolen elections have consequences, and we face four years of holding migrant children in inhumane detention camps until Trump can return to restore order on the border by finishing the wall he started.
President Trump was mercilessly hounded by liberals for supposedly mistreating illegal aliens at the border, but the Biden Administration is mistreating far greater numbers. Biden is not reuniting the illegal minors with their parents in Central America, but handing them off to custodians in the United States.
Oblivious to this crisis of their own making, House Democrats passed a comprehensive amnesty bill (H.R. 6) along with a separate bill to import Mexican farm workers. Democrats bypassed customary committee hearings on both bills, and on March 16 the Rules Committee sent these terrible bills to the House floor under a “closed rule” preventing amendments by Republicans.
Meanwhile, Democrats are scheming to end the filibuster rule in the Senate in order to grease the skids for this and other horrific bills. Biden, of course, will sign into law any bad bill that reaches his desk.
Bill Clinton lost only one re-election, which was in 1980 in Arkansas after Cuban criminals were unleashed by communist Fidel Castro into the United States with some placed in Arkansas. The effete Democrat President Jimmy Carter allowed that, and many Democrat politicians were then punished by voters in that landslide Republican year.
The same scenario is unfolding now, as Democrats facing midterm elections next year see their political futures stampeded by endless crowds of illegal aliens breaking into our country. Biden will not stop them, and thanks to Trump this is a core issue for the Republican Party.
“No more $$$ for RINOs!”
“No more money for RINOS,” declared Donald Trump on March 8 as he wrestles control of the Republican Party away from the “Republicans in Name Only.” For decades conservatives have fought against the fake Republicans who infiltrate leadership positions.
“They do nothing but hurt the Republican Party and our great voting base—they will never lead us to Greatness,” Trump added. He’s absolutely right in exposing the parasites within the GOP who soak up money while thwarting party growth.
In 2020 the Republican National Committee (RNC) used Trump’s name heavily to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, some of which went to fund Republican candidates other than Trump. Since the election, and even through the first weekend in March, the RNC continued to use Trump’s name for fundraising purposes.
Trump has always been very generous in allowing other Republicans to use his name, until they recently started stabbing him in the back. Republican committees funded some of the 17 congressmen and senators who voted in favor of impeaching Trump and unconstitutionally “convicting” him after he left office.
RINOs within and outside the RNC are jealous and hateful of Trump because he is everything they are not. Trump speaks the truth and is immensely popular with Americans, while rival politicians crave the attention that Trump receives.
Any Republican who thinks he has a future by lashing out at Trump is badly mistaken, and is only hurting himself. Forty years ago a liberal Republican named John Anderson thought he had a political future by opposing Ronald Reagan, but it did not work out that way.
Trump can and should control the use of his name. For too long RINOs have benefited from Trump’s coattails when raising money, only to govern as anti-American, anti-Trump liberals. Republicans controlled the House and SenateforthefirsttwoyearsoftheTrump Administration, when RINOs thwarted progress on building a border wall.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) takes potshots at Trump and voted against him in the impeachment proceeding, while pretending to represent conservatives in Alaska. Trump vows to travel to that distant state to campaign against her reelection next year, and help elect someone who will actually defend rather than attack a Republican president.
A windfall of the failed impeachment is that it exposed the RINOs who are working against the grassroots future of the GOP. The disgraceful Republicans who sided with Democrats against Trump on the unconstitutional impeachment should never receive another dime from Trump supporters.
In addition are those who did not vote for impeachment but unnecessarily criticized Trump with Democrat talking points, including Mitch McConnell and Nikki Haley. McConnell ranted on the Senate floor against Trump in January, and Haley denigrated Trump in an interview with the Politico website.
Trump was enormously generous to McConnell, even making his Taiwan-born wife Elaine Chao an early member of Trump’s Cabinet as Transportation Secretary. Trump went to Kentucky to campaign for McConnell, which helped McConnell’s reelection without benefit to Trump who was already sure to carry Kentucky by a landslide.
While McConnell spoke against Trump after the election, it turns out that McConnell’s wife was being referred to the Department of Justice for possible prosecution based on allegations that she exploited her Trump-appointed position for the benefit of her own family members. DOJ was merciful to the McConnell and Chao family by declining to prosecute despite an incriminating report against Chao by the Inspector General.
Meanwhile, Republican-appointed judges who hold their positions based on the votes of grassroots Republicans are imprisoning some of the peaceful January 6th Capitol protesters until trial, contrary to ordinary practice. Colorful figures seen on videos as merely having fun or exercising First Amendment rights are being treated more harshly than accused murderers.
“What some people forget,” said Clark Neily of the Cato Institute, “is that pretrial detention, holding somebody in jail before their trial is not a permissible form of punishment. You don’t leave somebody locked up pending trial simply because the public thinks they deserve it.”
This is not a Communist country where people are imprisoned without or before trial. Capitol video recordings prove that nearly all defendants were non-violent, and yet none of their cases has been dismissed and only a few defendants have been released on bail as they should have been. On March 8 a Republican-appointed judge continued to imprison the flamboyant shaman protester despite a YouTube video confirming that he and others were told “this is the cops. The building is yours.”
“What am I doing here?” Biden asked, in a bewildered manner, as his mind wandered at a staged event to promote Covid vaccination. A similar question should be asked of RINOs: “why do you pretend to be Republican?”
Trump Issues Clarion Call for Election Integrity
After 40 days offstage, Donald Trump returned to the national spotlight on February 28, and not a moment too soon. His rip-roaring, 90-minute address to CPAC covered many familiar themes, building to a new conclusion that “one of the most urgent issues facing the Republican party is that of ensuring fair, honest, and secure elections.”
Trump’s clarion call could not be more timely, as Nancy Pelosi’s Congress is set to pass a bill that would enshrine Democrat ballot stuffing into federal law forever. Among its many bad ideas, H.R. 1 would require automatic and same-day voter registration, prohibit voter ID, forbid signature matching, and require every state to accept mail- in ballots arriving 10 days late.
“We need one election day,” Trump pushed back, “not 45, not 30, one day. And the only people that should be allowed to vote by mail are people that can be proven to be either very sick, or out of the country, or military where they can’t do it. One day,” he repeated.
The kicker was that Trump is not merely begging Republicans to address the many irregularities that occurred in the presidential election. He is warning that Republicans who fail to act on this issue will face defeat in their primaries next year.
Trump recounted how successful he has been in electing candidates who support his agenda and defeating Republicans who stand in the way of making America great again. He even called out by name Trump-haters within the Republican Party who need to start looking for a second career after politics.
Two days before Trump spoke, liberal pundit Bill Maher warned his fellow lefties what was in store for them: “The shark is not gone. We need a bigger boat.”
No boat is big enough to salvage the careers of Republicans who tried to impeach Trump, or who stand in the way of reforms to fix what went wrong in 2020. Those Republicans have not only defied Trump; they never lifted a finger to protect the integrity of our elections.
Instead, they echo false Democrat talking points by pretending there was no evidence of election fraud in 2020. These anti-Trump Republicans likewise fail to see how strongly opposed they are now by Americans who once voted for them.
On March 1, Georgia House Republicans finally got the message, despite being inactive the past few months. After kicking away the presidential election and two U.S. Senate seats, state representatives passed a bill for election integrity by a party-line vote of 97 to 72.
The Georgia House bill still allowed extensive mail-in voting and was weaker than a Senate version that would have properly curtailed absentee voting. In the recent elections there, no meaningful identification was required for millions of mail-in votes, unrequested ballots were sent out, and ballot drop boxes were placed at unsecure locations.
Voting was done on multiple Sundays prior to an election, with mobile voting buses to herd Democrat voters to cast ballots under the watchful eyes of the political bosses who rounded them up. Private liberal organizations were allowed to fund elections there.
Republicans have long commanded most state legislatures, yet have not done enough to reduce election fraud. Between 2016 and 2020 Pennsylvania and other Republican state legislatures invited even more fraud by expanding mail-in voting.
The thunderous applause which greeted Trump on February 28, as he made election integrity the top priority for our country, put every Republican on notice: stand in the way, and risk losing your own primary next year.
Trump’s specific proposals included ending early and most mail-in voting, as Phyllis Schlafly also called for years ago. For too long Republican politicians have shrugged their shoulders and refused to stop the flood of insecure ballots, often harvested by Democrat-aligned groups, which cancel the legitimate votes cast in person on Election Day.
Meanwhile, on March 2 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, which could decide whether states can clean up their elections without being enjoined by activist courts. In past cases, Democrat-appointed federal judges have blocked election reforms on the pretext that proper procedures somehow have a disparate impact on minority voters.
The questioning by Justices at the hearing went well for the side of election integrity. Liberals mischaracterize this landmark case as putting “civil rights” at risk if states are allowed to ban ballot harvesting, which is how political operatives collect thousands of ballots from people who do not show up to vote in person.
The only civil right at issue in election reform is that of all Americans to an honest vote count. We are long past the time for lip service, and Republicans who obstruct cleaning up the election process should expect a strong upcoming primary challenge by a Trump-endorsed opponent.
States Step Up for Election Integrity
“All politics is local” is a famous aphorism that many forget amid the overbearing national media. But the numerous recent censures by local GOP organizations of arrogant politicians illustrate the untapped power of grassroots activism.
Our unique federalism was designed for most power to be held by the states and the people. While Congress wastes its time and our money by infringing on Trump supporters’ First Amendment rights, state legislators can step up and save our country.
In most conservative states, the legislatures meet only in the first half of the year, and the Texas legislature is in session only once every two years. So the window of opportunity is now.
Establishing election integrity should be the top priority in every state legislature, after the fiasco of the recent presidential election. Polls continue to show that most Republicans think the election was unfairly conducted for a number of unprecedented reasons, and that Joe Biden did not legitimately win.
A presidential election that half the voters regard as illegitimate cannot be salvaged by barbed wire which today blights the history, grandeur, and beauty of Washington, D.C. An American presidency needs to be based on election integrity, not thousands of troops stationed at our Capitol.
Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures the full authority to govern elections for the presidential electors who ultimately choose the president. Courts, which are dominated by liberals at the state level and in most federal venues, have no role in that process.
Control of the U.S. Senate is at stake in next year’s elections, as its current 50-50 split hangs in the balance. Already five Republican senators – in Alabama, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – have announced they are not running for reelection, and many other states are up for grabs in elections that will depend on the voting procedures used.
Since 2016, polls have shown that there are few undecided voters in our country, and thus election outcomes depend more on the voting process than on political messaging. Consultants make big bucks for themselves by taking commissions for placing political ads on TV, even though such ads have no effect on voters who have already made up their minds.
The gold standard for election integrity is in-person voting, as used nearly exclusively (and successfully) for more than 200 years in our great country. This ensures a secret ballot, the absence of ballot harvesting (in which political partisans collect unverified ballots from union shops and nursing homes without supervision), and robust poll monitoring so that both parties can verify who is allowed to cast a ballot.
Justice Clarence Thomas, in a persuasive opinion on February 22, expressed dismay at the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a challenge to the improper counting of untimely mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. He cited liberal sources to explain how mail-in voting is inherently vulnerable to fraud.
Quoting the New York Times, Justice Thomas observed that “the risk of fraud is ‘vastly more prevalent’ for mail-in ballots.” Quoting as his authority the current Dean Heather Gerken of his progressive alma mater, the Yale Law School, Justice Thomas further explained that virtually “all the evidence of stolen elections involves absentee ballots and the like.”
Justice Thomas pointed out that way back in 2012, the New York Times’ Supreme Court reporter declared that “voting by mail is now common enough and problematic enough that election experts say there have been multiple elections in which no one can say with confidence which candidate was the deserved winner.” These prophetic words from that reliably liberal source rang true in 2020.
To close this open invitation to fraud, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has called for his legislature to limit mail- in voting. Florida will likely gain two more presidential electors due to the recent census, and will be even more important in the next presidential election than the last.
President Trump had to spend precious time campaigning in Florida in the crucial final weeks of the last election. If Florida adopts election integrity, then Trump could safely count on carrying that state next time, to free up time to campaign in other battleground states.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reportedly made election integrity a priority for the biennial legislative session there, and curtailing fraudulent mail-in voting is high on his agenda. Stuffing the ballot box with mail-in votes has caused the Republican margins there to dwindle, as each election cycle Democrats become more adept at milking votes from election shenanigans.
States should enact legislation specifically basing the selection of presidential electors on in-person voting, with narrow exceptions for military personnel on active duty or a sworn physical inability to vote in person. Idaho’s House bill H0105, introduced by State Representative Tammy Nichols, contains those excellent provisions. Nothing requires that presidential electors be selected by the same voting process as a town’s dog catcher.