Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The story of AG Sessions and President Trump & another word on San Antonio

Guest:  Frank Burke, co-author of 'A law unto themselves', contributor to American Thinker & businessman........ We will look at President Trump's comments about AG Sessions........why is President Trump doing this to a man who has shown 100% loyalty to him? What does it say about President Trump's managerial style? The San Antonio immigration or human smuggling incident raises serious questions about border security and sanctuary cities......the GOP and Obama Care.........plus other stories.................

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2010: Remember when we were talking about Julian Assange and leaks?

Back in 2010, we were having a huge controversy about leaks.

We repeat that leaks are bad for the country.   They are also illegal.

The great William A. Jacobson, Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School, called it exactly right back in 2010:
"Julian Assange should have been indicted by now, and if the law did not allow more punitive measures in this circumstance, then the law should have been changed after the first document dump.

Assange is an enemy of our country and should be treated as such."
The Obama administration looked weak and impotent back then.   The Trump administration should not make the same mistake.

2010 and we were also talking about leaks

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We are having a serious debate about leaks and the Trump administration in 2017.   

Back in 2010, we were having the same conversation and hitting The NY Times hard for their irresponsible publishing of classified information.

We asked back then:  Who is minding the store?  How did this happen again?

Marc A. Thiessen raised a good question back then and it applies to today's problems:
"What action did the Obama administration take to prevent the impending release of such volatile information?

State Department legal adviser Harold Koh sent a strongly worded letter urging WikiLeaks to cease publishing classified materials.

I'm sure that made Assange think twice."
Where was the Obama administration the last two times that Wikileaks posted classified information in 2010?   

Let's hope that the Trump administration comes down very hard on leaks, and specially, the people who leak classified information.

2006: Remember when the San Francisco school board decided to eliminate the ROTC?

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In 2006, we discussed that the San Francisco School Board decided to eliminate ROTC.    It was a hot topic on talk radio as well as the blog pages.

Why did they do it?  Because of the military's position on homosexuality back in 2006.

Since then, the US Senate dropped the "don't ask don't tell" policy in 2010 and homosexuals can serve openly.

Let me repeat that I feel that military officers, not politicians, should decide these issues.   After all, it is military officers who understand the impact that these social changes will have in the readiness and morale of troops.   In other words, I was always willing to live with whatever decision the military leaders made.

My problem back in 2006 was not about homosexuality.   It was about eliminating the ROTC from schools.   

After all, it was wrong to blame the military for what was essentially a political decision by President Clinton in 1993.

It was insane to go after the ROTC but typical of a city living in another planet.

2009: Remember the attacks on Miss California?

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Back in 2009. Carrie Prejean, or Miss California, was the target of some awful attacks.   It was ugly and maybe a sign of things to come from the angry left.

As you may recall, Carrie Prejean was a pretty young man who became Miss California.    

As my readers know well, we don't write posts about the beauty pageant.

However, Carrie became the target of ruthless and vicious attacks. Check out this awful post: YOUR ENLIGHTENED MAINSTREAM

Why the attacks?  Why are they attacking a young woman?

As you may remember, Miss Prejean simply expressed her view that  marriage is between a man and a woman.

To say the least, "the peddlers of diversity" couldn't handle diverse opinions.   They preach it but have little room for any one with a different point of view.      

We don't know where Miss Prejean is today.   We hope that she is doing well and remembers that many more of us stood with her during that difficult time.

Later, she wrote "Still standing": 

Doggett exploits dead Mexicans

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It didn’t take long for Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat who represents parts of San Antonio, to blame the lack of immigration reform for the San Antonio incident.
As a supporter of a form of immigration reform, i.e. temporary work visas but no path to citizenship for some here without papers, I find Doggett’s remark predictable but silly.
First, Democrats had large majorities in the House and Senate and didn’t do anything about it. Can anyone remember 2009-11? I didn’t hear Representative Doggett blast President Obama for promising to deliver on the much-publicized immigration reform promise from the 2008 campaign.
Second, this is about human smuggling and further evidence that some kind of organized crime, not the old fashioned “coyotes,” are moving people.
A “coyote” is a guide who walks you across the border for a fee. Over the years, I’ve heard of good and bad coyotes, specifically referring to people who knew or didn’t know the routes to the U.S. They were generally opportunists out to make some money but rarely did we hear about violence or mistreatment of people. In other words, a “coyote”s” reputation was built on how well he did his job. This is how he’d get “referrals” for future business. 
Lately, we hear about people being mistreated or forced to carry drugs to the U.S. This is an indication that someone has taken over the business from the “coyote.”
This is a story from the LA Times that persuades me that this was a well-planned operation rather than the aforementioned coyote who got you over the border:
Surveillance video from the store showed that, before police arrived on the scene, several vehicles approached the truck to pick up many of the truck’s survivors, he added.
Some of the trailer’s occupants escaped into the woods, and McManus said his officers would search the area Sunday on foot and by helicopter.
“This is not an isolated incident,” he said. “This happens quite frequently. Fortunately, we came across this one. Fortunately, you know, there are people who survived.”
In May 2003, 19 people died when they were abandoned in a trailer at a truck stop in Victoria, Texas. The truck driver, Tyrone Mapletoft Williams, was convicted and is serving a sentence of nearly 34 years.   
Naturally, we will wait for more police reports before jumping to a conclusion. Nevertheless, I see the signs of an organized operation:
1) We’ve seen how criminal gangs bring people over and then demand more money from the families already here. They lock up people in a home and leave them until the family shows up with more cash;
2) It could be that the people in that truck were being punished for not carrying drugs over the border. In other words, this whole incident may be a signal that you will carry drugs or end up in a truck dead. Don’t underestimate the ruthlessness of these people!
Last, but not least, how does a truck full of people cross the border? Where did the driver pick up these people in Texas?    
It is a messy and horrible story that highlights the perils of illegal immigration.   
It would be better for people like Representative Doggett to remind people south of the border that it is safer to enter the country legally, as many have done. Unfortunately, asserting that this terrible incident is a consequence of no immigration reform will only bring more people anticipating to be legalized if they survive the desert, deadly snakes and even travelling in a hot truck in the Texas summer.
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