US: 380 sheriffs from 40 states are calling on Congress to quit stalling and take action on building President Trump’s proposed border wall and securing America’s southern border. Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, who is leading the coalition, took aim at sanctuary policies, which he said make it almost impossible for America’s sheriffs to protect legal residents.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed US Attorney, John Huber, to investigate abuses by the FBI and DOJ during the Obama administration, such as FISA surveillance of Trump and Uranium One. Obama first appointed Huber in 2015. [The chances of Huber finding any serious crimes committed by any member of the Obama administration are between zero and none. Once again, President Trump’s supporters must find a reasonable excuse for an unreasonable appointment.]
Gun-control activists at the March for Our Lives partnered with HeadCount, a supposedly non-partisan group, and registered nearly 5,000 voters at March for Our Lives rallies in thirty cities across the US. HeadCount founder Andy Bernstein says they registered more people to vote than on any other day in its 15-year history. On Sunday, HeadCount released a guide on how to conduct school and community voter registration drives.
Katie Hopkins visited Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and discovered two or three-thousand people living in tents that were flooded with human waste, garbage. and rats. She foresees an imminent human health hazard comparable to the Bubonic Plague due to the filth. She attributes the problems to dependence on the state and a collectivist culture that rejects personal accountability for one’s own life.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was given asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, but the Ecuadorian government now has cut off his internet access and will not allow him to have visitors. Since the Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo recently said that the Trump administration considers Assange to be a threat to the US, it is reasonable to assume that the Ecuadorian government is cooperating with the US and UK to force Assange out of the embassy so he can be extradited to the US to be imprisoned for life – or worse.
South Africa: Vicki Momberg, a white woman, was convicted of ‘hate speech’ and sentenced to two years in prison for yelling a racial slur at a black policeman after thieves broke into her car. A video of her rant went viral in which she requested a white or Indian officer and said that black people are “plain and simple useless.” [Far worse things now are being yelled at white people in South Africa but, as always happens when there are laws to control thoughts and speech, they are applied unequally, depending on who controls the government. You cannot change people’s thoughts and opinions by making them illegal. Good example is the only way.]
In a free country, citizens do not have the right to use force against their neighbors to prevent them from selling their products below cost – even if their intent is to force competitors out of business. If we do not have that authority as individuals, we cannot delegate it to politicians to do it either, regardless of how much we may like the idea. Therefore, there should be no anti-trust laws, but there CAN and SHOULD be laws against favoring one company or consortium of companies over their competitors, which creates monopolies. Click link for full commentary by GEG.
Massachusetts: The College of the Holy Cross, a Catholic school run by Jesuits, appointed Professor Liew as the Chair of New Testament Studies. He teaches students that Jesus was a “drag king”. Liew says that Jesus had homoerotic tendencies and that his relationship with God is sexual and masochistic in nature. [Don’t forget that Professor Liew was chosen to be Chair of the New Testament because the leadership of the college approves of his message. Therefore, the source of the problem is much deeper than Liew himself.]
The CLOUD Act, which was included in last week’s Omnibus bill, eviscerates what may have been left of citizen privacy in America and it makes personal information readily available to other governments. It empowers the US government and foreign governments to invade the privacy of anyone it wants to stalk. [The big question is why did President Trump sign such a bill when he could have vetoed it? The assertion that Hillary would have been worse is not an answer to that question.]
Seven Muslim men were convicted on charges ranging from false imprisonment to rape and assault. The five victims were between 13 and 15 years old at the time, and it was reported that the gang preyed on girls who had a background of problems at home. The men exploited the young girls on a massive scale that included gang rape. The men await sentencing, which is set for June.
Orange County, just south of Los Angeles, is a pocket of conservatism in a deep blue state, and local citizens are pushing back against California’s sanctuary state laws that severely limit cooperation with federal immigration officials. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will publicly post when inmates are released from custody. The information will apply to all inmates although it is intended to assist ICE agents to pick up those with criminal records as they are released.
Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania tweeted that the Disney company should expose children to extreme left-leaning themes including a Disney princess who has had an abortion, a princess who is pro-choice, a princess who is an illegal alien, a princess who is a union worker, and a princess who is transgender. The tweet was deleted shortly after posting.