Donald Trump said the troops “took over the airports” in the American Revolution. I have a question: Are all Republicans as clueless as Donald Trump? Wasn’t the invention of the airplane 100 years later? Just asking.
And these are the Republicans who are going to save the world. Good luck.
It’s too bad it rained on Donald Trump’s parade. Even God isn’t happy with Donald Trump.
Alfred C. Molina
Obama vs. Trump on migrants
In response to Mr. Compton’s July 3 letter to the editor regarding the Trump vs. Obama administrations’ treatment of illegal migrant children, see:
“Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children Detained by U.S.” by Julia Preston, New York Times, July 25, 2015
“Obama’s DHS Secretary: ‘Migrant Cages Weren’t Invented When Trump Became President,’” by Julio Rosas, Washington Examiner, July 1, 2019
Both of these reports confirm “cages” were first installed to house large numbers of detained unaccompanied migrant children during the Obama administration. There are numerous similar reports — too many to list here — which can be easily found if further verification of the facts is desired.
It is important to point out that regardless of which of our presidents’ administrations built fenced partitions to house detainees, they shared rationales for such structures, such as:
• The existing infrastructures were unable to meet the demand posed by the extreme influx of migrants
• Such facilities can be erected quickly (fenced partitions aka “cages”)
• Safety of the migrants
• and, as Jeh Johnson, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security secretary stated, “You can’t just dump 7-year-old kids on the streets of McAllen or El Paso (Texas border towns)…so these facilities were erected…they put those chain-link partitions up so you could segregate young women from young men, kids from adults, until they were released or transferred…”
Come on, fellow citizens; stop spreading uninformed or false accusations. As Khahil Gibran (1881-1938) once said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
Wake up, America
Government figures show more than 10,000 illegal aliens from countries that sponsor terrorism live in the United States. Federal authorities know about them because they have either been ordered to be deported or have final removal orders pending. They are not in custody and roam freely in unsuspecting communities throughout the United States.
Statistics were obtained from ICE by the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a public interest group that favors secure borders. The figures were made public in April. They show 10,340 nondetained illegal aliens from Iran, Syria, Sudan and North Korea on ICE’s national docket as of June 2018. Iran tops the list with 6,331, followed by Syria (2,128), Sudan (1,860) and North Korea (21). Iran has been determined to be the “foremost state sponsor of terrorism” because it provides a range of support including financial, training and equipment to groups worldwide, including Hezbollah, a hotbed of militants and Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists.
A recent Rand Corporation study concluded that the most significant threat to the United States comes from terrorist groups operating in a handful of Middle Eastern countries that include Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. “There is a terrorist threat from violent extremist groups including the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL), formerly known as Al-Qaeda, the Al-Nusra Front and others,” according to the State Department assessment. Tactics for these groups include the use of suicide bombers, improvised explosive devices in major city centers, and large and small arms.
During the Syrian refugee crisis, the Department of Homeland Security admitted that dozens of Syrian nationals suspected of having terrorist ties slipped into the United States. Regardless, President Barack Obama allowed thousands of Syrians to settle in the United States, even as his own intelligence and immigration officials warned that individuals with ties to terrorist groups used the program to infiltrate the country.
Along the southern border, federal agents routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations, and yet Alexandria Ocasio-Corez (D-New York), Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and the foul-mouthed Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) call for open borders at the behest of their lord and master George Soros, financer of Our Revolution, the largest Marxist front group in America. Claiming more than 100,000 members, Our Revolution acts as a front for the three most influential Marxist organizations in the United Sates. Most of the leadership comes from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, or Communist Party USA, which means AOC and her ilk, either through design or ignorance, if successful with their radical agenda, will render the United States of America an unrecognizable morass of degradation. But not before our complacent and apathetic attitudes become the cause of much hand wringing as, God forbid, terrorist suicide bombers begin spreading their carnage in America’s major city centers.
Wake up, America.
Crisis in the
The Justice Department is in as bad shape as the immigration system that the Democrats won’t get off their lazy butts to fix. They won’t even turn on their TVs to see that we have a crisis at the southern border, so why would we expect Democrats to visit the border, except Ocasio-Cortez, who lied about illegals having to drink water from the toilets.
The July 13 front page of the Arizona Republic showed that schoolteacher Brittany Zamora received a 20-year prison sentence for molesting her 13-year-old student. She already served 478 days without being allowed out during the day to go to work.
Billionaire Jeffery Epstein was sentenced to 13 months in prison in 2008 for having sex with dozens of underage girls as young as 14, and he was allowed out of prison for 12 hours daily to “go to work,” without even having an ankle monitor. If this isn’t money talking, what is? Maybe all that money made a new definition of the word “rape.”
Why was it so important for any judge to give a convicted rapist (with dozens of rapes under his belt) 12 hours per day free from prison “to work” when he can afford to stay behind bars, with his fortune waiting for him after he serves his time? He only slept behind bars for 13 months — such a “severe” penalty. The teacher had sex with her student three or four times and Epstein had dozens of underage girls the same age and got a tiny slap on the wrist. Anybody who sees something wrong with this picture, please raise your hand.
Better yet, when your next vote comes along for judges, vote them all out of office until we get judges who actually studied crime and know how to serve proper sentences for the crime. Judges who give billionaire criminals a tiny slap on the wrist for major crimes must be receiving bribes by the “convicted.” Anybody earning under $50,000 per year gets 20 years in the slammer, without a minute free, for a lesser crime.
U.S. history should be first and foremost when discussing our current and future system of governance.
Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, the Bank of North Dakota (100 years old, no bailout ever), local socialism dates back to the 18th century, post offices, public libraries, public universities, public electric companies, post office banking 1910-1960, infrastructure, 90% to 70% tax rate on the ultra rich until 1980.
All these programs, combined with capitalism, helped produce the largest middle class in history of mankind.
Alaska, Texas and Florida have little to zero state taxes. Revenues are taken from taxes on oil and tourism. Many people would that call socialist.
The msm are billionaires paying millionaires to order workers to hate poor people. The poor are the enemy, they will tell you — they are the reason you are struggling — ignoring America’s very bloody history built on slavery, exploitation, greed, wars and plundering of natural resources. They want division and distraction to keep you down; to keep you hating the wrong people. First they blamed the natives, then black people, Jews, Russians, Muslims, communists, socialists, Marxists, Mexicans, and on and on and on. All while they escape out the back door with all the money.
Instead of kings and queens, it’s run by a very few oligarchs and oligarch dynasties who use extreme wealth to invest in government, rule media, political parties, candidates, the House, the Senate and the executive branch.
Before the 2011 Citizens United decision, the United States was only in the argument of being the most corrupt governments in history of man, since without question we are.
“When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.” C.P. Snow, public affairs, 1971.
Your true colors
Mr. Azzarello, in your letter (July 17 edition), you say, “black female like Kamala Harris from the banana republic of California” and “Pocahontas from the equally radical commonwealth of MA.” Very classy…not! You could have easily left out many of those words and just used their names…but then what do you expect from a Trump supporter? You obviously overlook all the racist, bigoted, sexist words and actions from Trump for the few good things that may have happened for you. Either you agree with his nastiness or you are just complacent and complicit with his words and actions. Either way, your true colors are showing. I’m sure you will throw it back that Democrats are just as bad, and I will not disagree with the hypocrisy in which both parties partake, but no president has been as degrading and unprofessional as Trump. Supporting a person like that only shows you are either like him or only care about yourself and how you are doing. Either way, it’s not a very positive reflection.
I am just sick for all of you upon hearing of your new Taco Bell and Denny’s breaking ground. The mayor of Buckeye should be forced to eat at both of them for the rest of his bad-judgment life. Scratch that; the mayor would love to eat at the Taco Bell and Denny’s for the rest of his life. My councilman told me to try to bring in fine restaurants. The city of Buckeye is tired of trying. Then give up your large salaries.