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Two “Sanctuary State” Bills Sponsored in Annapolis

February 9, 2019

Maryland Campaign for Liberty


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Radical Maryland liberals in the State Senate are proposing extreme “Sanctuary State” bills this year in Annapolis.

As you likely know, we have been successful in defeating “Sanctuary State” legislation at the state level for two straight years now.

But this year we can’t afford to sit back and wait to mobilize.

Senate Bill 718 ties the hands of law enforcement prohibiting government, correctional or police officers at the state and local level from asking about immigration status or citizenship.

Additionally, Senate Bill 718 provides for illegal aliens to recover court costs and attorney fees in the event that they do get asked about citizenship status and fight deportation in court.

So not only is Senate Bill 718 a “Sanctuary State” bill, it also funds the legal defense of illegal aliens if law enforcement dares ask about immigration status.

Senate Bill 817, a separate bill, says that during a stop, search or arrest a police officer is explicitly prohibited from asking about immigration status or citizenship.

Senate Bill 817 also expressly prohibits correctional facilities personnel from notifying federal immigration enforcement agents about a held illegal alien’s release date, location or address.

We must defeat Senate Bill 718 and Senate Bill 817 if we want to stop Maryland from becoming a full blown “Sanctuary State” for illegal aliens.

These companion bills might as well be called the MS-13 Protection Package.

They will play into the hands of violent criminals and leave law enforcement constantly one step behind.

This legislation expressly restricts the federal government’s ability to deport illegal aliens from our country.

It’s astounding how Annapolis politicians would place the interests of illegal aliens above law-abiding citizens in Maryland.

They would have the citizens of Maryland foot the bill for legal defense of undocumented criminals.

Both of these bills have been assigned to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Sign our petition and automatically get a message sent to members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee who will hear these “Sanctuary State” bills in two weeks.

Senate Bill 817 is scheduled to be heard in committee on February 21st at 12:00p.m. in the East Miller Senate Building, Room 2, Annapolis, MD.

Senate Bill 718 is scheduled to be heard in committee on February 22nd at 12:00p.m. in the East Miller Senate Building, Room 2, Annapolis, MD.

This means that in two weeks these radical bills will be heard in committee.

In late February or early March we could see committee votes.

We need you to sign your petition which will trigger an automatic message being sent to the Judicial Proceedings Committee members.

Highlighted below are six members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee that we believe give us the best chance of defeating this bill in committee.

If any of the below highlighted Senators represent you, be sure to contact them by clicking on their name below.

Full Committee Contact
Zirkin, Bobby A. (Chair) (D-Baltimore County)
Smith, William C., Jr. (Vice Chair)
Carter, Jill P.
Cassilly, Robert (R-Harford County)
Hester, Katie Fry (D-Howard County)
Hough, Michael J. (R-Frederick County)
Lee, Susan C.
Ready, Justin (R-Carroll County)
Waldstreicher, Jeff
Washington, Mary
West, Chris (R-Baltimore County)


Not exactly sure who represents you?  Look up your legislator here.

Republicans may have gained a seat in the State Senate in 2018, but that doesn’t count for much when you consider how liberal the new Democrat Senate Caucus is.

We must take action, make our phone calls, send our emails and attend these bill hearings where possible.

Maryland Campaign for Liberty will have representatives in Annapolis to deliver  your petitions to legislators and testify at bill hearings, but it is always great to have additional speakers there to show support.

Please do not sit on the sidelines.  Take action.  This is our state.  We cannot let radical Maryland liberals ram through devastating “Sanctuary State” legislation in 2019.

The Maryland Latino Caucus, ACLU and Casa de Maryland have all already identified making Maryland a “Sanctuary State” as their #1 priority for this 2019 legislative session.

We need all hands on deck.  Please take action immediately to help Maryland Campaign for Liberty take the fight to Annapolis politicians.

For the Rule of Law,

Dave Pridgeon
Maryland Campaign for Liberty

P.S. In 2017 we defeated this legislation.  In 2018 it went down in flames again.

Can you help us do the same in 2019?

We currently have an ad campaign running in six critical Senate districts to rally constituent opposition to these “Sanctuary State” bills.

But very shortly we are going to have to at least double the number of Senate districts we target.

With your financial help we can ramp up this mobilization sooner than later.

Please DONATE generously to help protect Maryland from becoming a “Sanctuary State” for illegal aliens and MS-13 thugs.

Top U.S. Commander: Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah Operating in Latin America

February 9, 2019

Edwin Mora


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The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), al-Qaeda, and Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah maintain a presence on the Western Hemisphere and present an “immediate threat” to the region, a top U.S. commander told lawmakers on Thursday, warning that the jihadi groups could use drug trafficking routes in Latin America to infiltrate the United States.

Adm. Craig Faller, the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) chief, warned:

Established drug trafficking routes and techniques provide opportunities for the illegal movement of other commodities and people—including terrorists. Several years ago, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) dedicated an article to a scenario in which its followers could leverage established trafficking networks to make their way to our border. This remains a potential vulnerability we watch as closely as we can.

Faller’s comments are part of SOUTHCOM’s annual posture statement, presented by the admiral to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday in the form of written testimony. SOUTHCOM is responsible for overseeing U.S. military activities in most of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the statement, Faller listed violent Islamic extremist groups as a top “immediate threat” facing his area of responsibility (AOR) along with drug cartels and activities by U.S. rivals like Russia, China, and Iran.

Adm. Faller noted:

Groups like Lebanese Hezbollah, ISIS, and al-Qaida operate [in Latin America and the Caribbean] wherever they can garner support, raise funds, and pursue their terrorist agendas. ISIS and other groups have demonstrated their ability to inspire and recruit violent extremists to plan attacks in South America and the Caribbean.

While SOUTHCOM’s posture statement has repeatedly mentioned the ISIS and Hezbollah threat in recent years, the latest report is the first one to note the al-Qaeda menace. U.S. officials and independent experts from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and other organizations have linked al-Qaeda, particularly its North African branch, to the drug trade in Latin America.

A Syrian Kurdish leader recently told Breitbart News al-Qaeda is making a comeback in the Middle East.

According to Adm. Faller, Latin American and Caribbean governments are concerned about the return of battle-hardened terrorists who traveled to the Middle East in recent years to engage in jihad on behalf of ISIS and other terrorist groups.

“While the travel of foreign fighters from Latin America and the Caribbean to Iraq and Syria has diminished, the potential return of battle-trained extremists remains a threat,” Faller declared in the statement.

In early 2017, the Associated Press (AP) revealed that up to 125 jihadists and their relatives traveled from the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago to join ISIS in the Middle East, making the country “the largest per-capita source” of recruits for the jihadist group in the Western Hemisphere.

On Thursday, the top U.S. admiral highlighted the potential danger associated with human trafficking groups in Latin America that specialize in smuggling illegal migrants from terrorism-linked countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, known as Special Interest Aliens or SIAs.

“Another potential threat is posed by smuggling networks that move Special Interest Aliens from East Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia through the hemisphere to attempt entry into the United States,” he said.

Latin American authorities are known to work with their U.S. counterparts to counter networks dedicated to smuggling illegal migrants into the United States from terror-linked countries.

Authorities have found Hezbollah to be affiliated to the drug trade in Latin America, which Adm. Fuller described as a national security menace, noting that overdoses in the United States killed nearly 70,000 people in 2017 alone, the latest year for which data is available.

For years, SOUTHCOM has warned against the presence of Iran and its Hezbollah proxy in Latin America.

In the 2019 posture statement, Adm. Fuller proclaimed:

Iran is also looking to reenergize its outreach after reducing its efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years. It has deepened its anti-U.S. influence campaign in Spanish-language media, and its proxy Lebanese Hezbollah maintains facilitation networks throughout the region that cache weapons and raise funds, often via drug trafficking and money laundering.

To secure approval of the controversial Iran nuclear deal, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration “derailed” a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) operation targeting Hezbollah’s multi-million-dollar drug trafficking activities in Latin America, Politico reported at the end of 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and has stepped up operations against Hezbollah in Latin America.

Despite the threats, U.S. Senators and Adm. Faller acknowledged that SOUTHCOM is one of America’s most under-resourced unified combatant commands established in different regions of the world. SOUTHCOM is working with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to combat the terrorist threat in the region, Faller asserted.


Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is ‘Native Land’ for All Latinos

February 9, 2019

Neil Munro


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All Latinos have a race-based right to migrate to the United States, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday.

“We have to have … respect for the right of human mobility,” Ocasio-Cortez told a press conference on Capitol Hill.

She continued, “It is a right. We are standing on native land, and Latino people are descendants of native people. We cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity or our status.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s racial claim would allow hundreds of millions of Latinos to migrate to the United States, regardless of U.S. laws and voters’ preferences. Her argument would also deny similar race-based migration rights to people who are not Latinos.

The New York Representative tied her open borders claim to her denunciation of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. “I will not commit one dollar – not one dollar — to an agency which dived when they were trusted to take care of Jakelin Caal.”

Caal was a Guatemalan child who died in early December 2018 after her father carried her across a remote stretch of the U.S-Mexico border. He was part of a large group of economic migrants who illegally entered the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez’s racial argument is different but also complementary to the open borders claims by American progressives who argue that the United States is a nation of and for immigrants, not a nation of and for Americans and their children.

She also argued that the U.S. Constitution protects migration. “We are a land of laws, and what that means is that everyone who steps on this soil … deserves to have access to our bill of rights. And that is what makes American special,” the New York representative said.

Each year, four million Americans are born, and four million Americans turn 18. But the federal government brings in more than one million legal immigrants, alongside an inflow of roughly 300,000 illegals and overstays.

The establishment’s economic policy of using legal and illegal migration to boost economic growth shifts enormous wealth from young employees towards older investors by flooding the market with cheap white-collar and blue-collar foreign labor.

That annual flood of roughly one million legal immigrants — as well as visa workers and illegal immigrants — spikes profits and Wall Street values by shrinking salaries for 150 million blue-collar and white-collar employees and especially wages for the four million young Americans who join the labor force each year.

The cheap labor policy widens wealth gaps, reduces high tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high tech careers, and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions.

Immigration also steers investment and wealth away from towns in Heartland states because coastal investors can more easily hire and supervise the large immigrant populations who prefer to live in coastal cities. In turn, that coastal investment flow drives up coastal real estate prices and pushes poor U.S. Americans, including Latinos and blacks, out of prosperous cities such as Berkeley and Oakland, California.


Democrats Offer Plan to Release All Child Traffickers at Border into U.S.

February 4, 2019

John Binder


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The House Democrats’ first offer to President Trump in negotiations to fund his proposed United States-Mexico border wall includes a provision that would end all immigration enforcement for migrants trafficking children across the southern border.

The draft budget provides the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with $7.4 billion, nearly $850 million less than requested by the Trump administration, and funds only 1,250 beds for adults and migrant children coming across the border this year, a decrease in detention space.

Attached to that funding, though, is an immigration enforcement ban first introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and supported by every Senate Democrat. The Democrats’ offer demands that all immigration enforcement end for any adult crossing the border with a child by the end of Fiscal Year 2019.


Columbus Caused Climate Change?

February 4, 2019

Thomas Gallatin


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Christopher Columbus started the Little Ice Age! That’s right — not only was that Genoan devil Columbus responsible for unleashing the scourge of Europeans upon the Americas, but now, according to a recent study released by researchers at University College London (UCL), he was also responsible for causing climate change.

You see, Columbus’s discovery of the New World brought disease from Europe that unleashed a genocide upon millions of Indigenous Peoples™ whose disappearance subsequently resulted in a massive overgrowth of vegetation across previously farmed land in Central, South, and North America. This surge in forestation tanked global CO2 levels, which in turn cooled the planet and threw it into a mini ice age.

Evidently, it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution, with its massive increase in the burning of fossil fuels, that enough CO2 was produced to reverse the cooling trend.

Now that pesky fact often cited by skeptics of the dogma of anthropogenic climate change — that the 17th century’s Little Ice Age was caused by natural forces rather than human activity — can finally be refuted. In fact, it can now be argued that mankind was actually entirely responsible for causing the Little Ice Age as well as this current global-warming phenomenon.

Not only that, but it can be concluded that Europeans (white people) are most responsible for causing climate change. UCL geography professor Mark Maslin argued, “The really weird thing is, the depopulation of the Americas may have inadvertently allowed the Europeans to dominate the world. It also allowed for the Industrial Revolution and for Europeans to continue the domination.” Check and mate! How’s that for killing two birds with one stone? Oh, wait — that analogy is no longer PC. It’s feeding two birds with one scone.

Never mind the fact that during the era known as the Little Ice Age, the sun was in the Maunder Minimum, a period of 28 years in which fewer than 50 sunspots were observed. Contrast that with the modern era, when there have been between 40,000 and 50,000 sunspots. To be clear, correlation does not prove causation, but it does raise the question. And it’s a far more scientifically plausible theory than blaming Columbus and his crew of Europeans for climate change.


Is WH Counsel Incompetent Or Just Plain Stupid?

February 4, 2019

Devvy Kidd


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Going into 30 years of doing what I do little shocks me anymore. However last week driving around doing errands listening to Rush Limbaugh, I almost choked listening to him. And, pray tell, what had me in this rattled condition?

It seems White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone, has been negotiating with Comrade Kamala Harris, senatorette from the destroyed State of California for judicial appointments to the most overturned circuit court in the county – the Ninth Circuit. Negotiating with the enemy?

Limbaugh Transcript as follows:

“Have you heard about the lead editorial in the Wall Street Journal today? Well, let me tell you about this. The new White House counsel apparently has been consulting with Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, negotiating with them on Trump judicial nominees for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals! It is pretty safe to say Trump may not know this is going on!

“He’s a got a new White House counsel, and this White House counsel has been working with Kamala Harris and Feinstein, two senators from California, to the choose nominees that Trump would choose to be on the Ninth Circuit that meet their approval! What the hell! We run the Senate. We have 53 senators! The reason Trump ran — in addition to not doing amnesty and shutting down the border, building a wall and all that — was the courts! What in the name of Sam Hill is going on when somebody has to…?


“Feinstein is the one that when Amy Coney Barrett was up for nomination… She is on the shortlist for the next Supreme Court opening whenever that is and wherever it is. She was engaged in confirmation hearings for her current slot on the court that she currently sits on, and Dianne Feinstein’s looking at her and says (paraphrased), “The dogma is thick with you,” meaning, “You’re really a big Catholic.” Feinstein’s not Catholic. “The dogma is thick with you.” So we’ve got a little bit of an indication of how Feinstein is gonna approach Amy Coney Barrett if she’s nominated for the Supreme Court.

“Well, why in the name of Sam Hill is somebody in the Trump administration negotiating with the people that lost in the Senate elections? Now, occasionally this happens. It does happen, but it’s a throwback to years gone by when there was at least the pretense of bipartisanship, cooperation, comity, and all that. But not during these hyperpartisan days where there’s no overlap of anything in common. You start negotiating with Feinstein and Kamala Harris and then senators from New York are gonna be the next ones that call you and demand to negotiate.

“And then if you don’t negotiate with senators from New York, then senators from some other liberal state will be calling the White House, “Why won’t you negotiate with us? Why would you…?” They don’t get a say in this! That’s the whole point of winning the presidency! They don’t get a say in who judicial nominees are, and this is the Ninth Circuit! We’re trying to go deliberalize the Ninth Circuit as much as we can, and we’re giving Feinstein and Kamal Harris a say? Why are we doing this? What is the point?”

Make NO mistake about it: Harris is a practiced, habitual liar and hard-core Marxist. Some are calling her a socialist but I believe she’s gotten over that hurdle. Let’s call a communist a communist and quit tap dancing around the floor.

Harris, who thinks very highly of herself, has announced her run for U.S. President. Why in Hell would Trump allow a member of the Democratic/Communist Party USA who despises him and is running against him in 2020 negotiate on HIS judicial nominees?

Oh, but it gets better. The other career criminal Trump hater negotiating is none other than 85-year old senatorette battle-ax, Diane Feinstein (Net worth: $80 mil) and member of the Democratic/Communist Party USA. Why in Hell would Trump allow a member of the Democratic/Communist Party USA who despises him negotiate on HIS judicial nominees?

Let me take you back in time so you will fully understand why I call Di-Fi a criminal. This information and more was taken to the FBI in Southern California. The folks who brought the charges were told she was ‘too powerful’ to touch. This I know for a fact. Feinstein, like Hildebeast, should have been sent to federal prison decades ago. Instead, both of them have done nothing but enrich themselves as “public servants”.

While Karen’s piece is long, it’s necessary to fully understand the corruption and whose pockets the money went into. If you don’t have time today, book mark but please read it. I went to Chocolate Mountain and the surrounding area and did my own story on it complete with pictures.

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST – The Desert Wilderness Protection Act by by Karen Lee Bixman, Media ByPass Magazine, June 15, 2001

One has to remember Feinstein was former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy

Communist China is NOT our friend, they are our mortal enemy. They mean to rule the world and if you think that’s hyperbole you are dead wrong. Keep buying Made in China and feeding our enemy.

These crooks come into the U.S. Congress and become millionaires or increase their single-digit net worth into double digit millions through what can only be called insider trading. Insider Trading Rules That Don’t Apply To Congress: “Golden Rule: He who makes the rules pockets the gold.”

Feinstein has been in the senate 27 years. Let’s not forget the other notable criminal heavily endorsed by Ann Coulter, 76-year old Mitch McConnell whose been in the Senate since 1984:

Peter Schweizer: McConnell and Chao Must Address Their Financial Ties with ‘Rival Power’ China, May 9, 2018

“Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer, bestselling author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Tonight to discuss the latest development in the scandal involving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s deep financial ties to the U.S. strategic rival China.”

There were several critical reasons I voted for Trump. Hildebeast Clinton must not get in the White House. Build the wall. Get something close to a conservative on federal benches, the U.S. Supreme Court and trade treaties.

As Limbaugh said: Why in the Hell would you even allow Harris and Feinstein to have ANY say for judicial nominations?

Harris, Feinstein fume after White House re-nominates two conservative California judges

“California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris lashed out at the White House after President Trump, under pressure from conservative activists, re-nominated two conservative California judges to the 9th Circuit federal appeals court over their opposition.

“We are deeply disappointed that the White House has chosen to re-nominate Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee to the 9th Circuit,” Feinstein and Harris said in a joint statement late Wednesday. “We made clear our opposition to these individuals and told the White House we wanted to work together to come to consensus on a new package of nominees.”

Tough butts. So I ask again: Is the WH Counsel, Pat Cipollone, incompetent or just plain stupid? Did President Trump get wind of this and order his two judges re-nominated? I don’t know but what I do know is the Republicans in the corrupt US Congress have to stop getting in bed with the Democratic/Communist Party USA, play hard ball and go for the jugular.

I just can’t resist because this says it all about Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whose never met a mirror she didn’t love. The 29-year old mush-head snowflake is now a beauty expert! I guess she does this when not undertaking her official congressional duties. Okay, laugh.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Her Multistep Skin-Care Routine on Instagram

Stars of the Democratic/Communist Party USA:

Harris: I’m an Ocasio-Cortez Socialist; Cultural Marxism Foes Will Be Dealt With

Cultural Marxism In Congress Must Be Destroyed

Flashback: Ralph Northam Campaign Flyers Omitted His Black Running Mate

‘Coonman’ Northam refused to shake hands with black man – New charges of racism aimed at Virginia governor

Hillary Strongman Clinton’s ‘dear friend’, late Senator Robert Byrd was a Grand Cyclops of the KKK – oh, but they were so lovey-dovey and now she’s demanding Northam resign!

Byrd wrote to Bilbo that he would never fight under the American flag:

“[W]ith a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

Other notable Democrats who belonged to the KKK: Hugo Black, Bibb Graves who was a Governor of Alabama, Clifford Walker was a Governor of Georgia. George Gordon, U.S. House of Representatives, John Tyler Morgan, a Grand Dragon of the KKK in Alabama was a U.S. Senator from that state. Likewise, for Edmund Pettus, also a Grand Dragon of the KKK and Senator from Alabama. William L. Saunders was founder of the KKK’s North Carolina Chapter and was NC’s Secretary of State. John Clinton Porter was a mayor of Los Angeles and member of the KKK as was Benjamin F. Stapleton who was a mayor of Denver.

That’s a very short list but you get the idea. Everyone is hopping up and down to boot Virginia’s governor for being a racist who belongs to the party that defined racism against black Americans. Oh, the irony.

You’ll just love this one from another useful fool: Mary Poppins is branded racist by US academic over famous rooftop scene because when she gets covered in soot she ‘gamely powders her nose and cheeks and gets even blacker’

A professor “teaching” literature. How about Dick Van Dyke in that wonderful family film is a chimney sweep and what do they get covered in? Soot. While dancing and singing Mary Poppins rubs the soot around on her face in a happy-go-lucky way that is now racist?

U.S. Senator (MS), Republican, Hyram Rhodes Revels elected in 1869

U.S. House of Representatives (South Carolina), Joseph Hayne Rainey, Republican elected in 1869

Jerimiah Haralson, U.S. House of Representatives (Alabama), Republican elected in 1875.

There are many but not one single Democrat.


Louis Farrakhan calls for separate state for Black Americans, says that’s ‘what God wants’

February 4, 2019



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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for a separate state for Black Americans in an Instagram video posted on Thursday, saying that’s “what God wants” while those opposed he described as “slaves.”

Farrakhan, who in recent months has made numerous anti-Semitic comments, made his call for a nation-state separate from white America in response to the question whether it’s still his and the group’s goal.

“Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying ‘It’s nation time!’” he said.

This is an excerpt. Read more at Fox News.

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Daily Beast: New England Patriots ‘Preferred Team of White Nationalists’

February 3, 2019

Joel B. Pollak


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The New England Patriots are “the preferred team of white nationalists,” according to the Daily Beast, because “[t]heir star quarterback, coach, and owner all supported Trump,” and because Boston, Massachusetts, is a racist city.

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That’s the case made this weekend by Daily Beast by writer Corbin Smith ahead of Super Bowl LIII.

Smith did not offer any empirical evidence that white nationalists support the Patriots, but argued that the Patriots are “the official team of American White Nationalism, the MAGA Boys On the Field.”

Smith also argued that all Patriot fans are guilty by association.

A sample of his argument follows (original links):

The whole institution of Boston sports, from root to stem, is tinged with the sort of racism that brought Trump into office. The Boston Red Sox were the last MLB team to desegregate, more than a decade after Jackie Robinson entered the league. The Sox’s first owner, Tom Yawkey, was an infamous racist whose speech was peppered with racial slurs. Larry Bird became a symbol of white resentment during his time in the NBA, his jersey appearing as a symbol of white entitlement to black spaces in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. His large teammate, Kevin McHale, was spotted at a Trump rally during the election.

Look, it doesn’t matter if the Patriots like it or not, they are the official team of American White Nationalism, the MAGA Boys On the Field. You can’t implicitly or explicitly support Trump, who reads speeches written by Stephen Miller as a matter of course, play in a market whose sporting culture is renowned for its racism, have a decade-plus organizational obsession with undersized white receivers, and be called, no shit, the Patriots, without getting the vile Fox News Soup that poisoned half the country on your shirt. Try to put on a bib of distancing yourself, deflecting questions, telling everyone your wife told you to stop talking about it, that shit isn’t gonna work. You’re the MAGA Kid. It’s on you forever. It stalks and haunts you.

When you root for the Patriots, you are associating yourself with a virulent and revolting strain of politics that seeks to Make America Great Again—which is to say, white, European, English-speaking. And look, I understand if you’ve been rooting for Boston teams your whole life. Fandom is a hard drug to quit. But please, look at yourself, look at who these guys put out for, and reconsider. Think about if you would want to find yourself in a crowd of sweaty, white men chanting WE’RE STILL HERE while a Trump supporter egged you on. Are you one-hundred percent sure you’re comfortable with that?

Angry fans blasted Smith on Twitter — although many attacked a different sports writer with the same name, who responded:

Read the full Daily Beast article here.

The Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday evening in Atlanta.


Duke University Demands Methodist Church Change Its Beliefs

February 3, 2019

Alana Mastrangelo


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Duke University along with 93 other colleges, is demanding the Methodist church stop believing that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching and accept members of the LGBTQ+ community into the church.

Duke University, along with 93 other colleges affiliated with the Methodist Church, is calling on the denomination to change its beliefs, by accepting “gender identity/expression” and “sexual orientation” within the church.

These sweeping demands are derived from the National Association of Schools & Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC), whose members signed a joint statement calling on church leaders to secure full access to all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The NASCUMC claims that making this change will mean that the church is upholding the “core religious and humanistic values that all persons are of sacred worth and equal standing.”

“Historically, the Church has witnessed a profound commitment to the sacred worth of all persons and to social justice,” reads the statement, “such as the Church’s positions on civil rights, women’s rights, and the rights of different ethnic communities.”

“We call upon the leaders of the United Methodist Church at this 2019 Called General Conference to honor the past and current practices of inclusion by amending their policies,” continued the NASCUMC, noting that gender identity/expression and sexual orientation should be included.

It was also noted that the joint statement was unanimously approved by everyone who had attended NASCUMC’s Scottsdale Conference in the beginning of January 2019.

The Methodist Church currently believes that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” and therefore, does not allow for members of the LGBTQ+ community to be ordained as ministers or serve in the church, according to its Book of Discipline.

“The 2016 General Conference directed the UMC Council of Bishops to propose ways for the church to maintain unity in the face of ongoing disagreements about human sexuality,” said the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in a statement.

“NASCUMC members hope their statement will influence delegates of the special General Conference to approve legislation that creates an open and welcoming environment in the church for members of the LGBTQ community,” continued the Board.

The Board also stated that it is important for religious leaders to broaden their inclusiveness, in order to maintain their legacy as being “proponents of social justice and broad educational access.”


Feds caught pushing Buddhist-based meditation on preschoolers

February 3, 2019

Bob Unruh


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The federal government has been caught trying to push a Buddhist-based meditation program on preschoolers, and the American Center for Law and Justice is demanding that the public be given details.

ACLJ representatives attended a school board meeting in Colorado where the indoctrination was being implemented.

ACLJ argued the “Inner Explorer” program imposed on elementary students was an Establishment Clause violation.

That’s because the program “coaches students through several Buddhist principles, as defined by the United Nations. For example, the practice of Prajna is to foster ‘discernment, insight, wisdom, enlightenment.”

“This is the real heart of Buddhism. Wisdom will emerge if your mind is pure and calm.’ Within Inner Explorer, children are told to walk through a similar practice.”

ACLJ said federal funds have been awarded to implement such religious teachings to preschoolers.

It responded immediately with a Freedom of Information Act request for more details.

ACLJ wants to find out from the Department of Education how many grants it has awarded for the programs “and how it justifies using federal taxpayer dollars to implement them.”

The information “will educate the American public about the U.S. government’s spending of U.S. taxpayer dollars to conduct Buddhism-based social experiments on children.”

One grant that has become public is a $3.3 allocation to Portland State University for a MindUP program, “a mindfulness-based social emotional learning program to be implemented on preschool-age children in 120 schools in Oregon.”

ACLJ said Portland State psychology professor Andrew Mashburn “specializes in testing programs to promote school readiness and has already looked into the MindUp program for the Gates Foundation.”

“He won the big five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to run the program in 120 classrooms in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties and measure if it works, university officials announced Tuesday.”

ACLJ noted such programs, under various names, are not exclusive to Oregon.

“We’ve learned that even more federal contracts have been awarded to push these programs. For example, in 2014, $1.5 million was awarded to the University of Wisconsin for a 3-year study to ‘take place in public elementary schools in an urban school district in Wisconsin,’ with a sample of ‘[a]pproximately 20-30 teachers and 400 students from fourth and fifth grade classrooms,’” the group said.

ACLJ said parents have claimed that if their children refuse to take part in as many as three meditations a day, the “kids are forced to sit outside their classroom, like a punishment.”

“These programs are undeniably religious,” ACLJ said. “For example, teachers play audio recordings for the children telling them: ‘We’re all connected through nature. And we’re all connected through the universe.’ It tells them how to clear their minds, watch their memories and emotions float away on clouds, and connect with the universe.”

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