Thursday, June 21, 2018
The following article appeared in Breitbart on June 20th
By AWR Hawkins
Mark Smith uses his new book, #Duped: How the Anti-gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting—and How Gun Owners Can Fight Back, to highlight the left’s overarching goal of creating a gun-free world.
He also uses the book to explain how gun owners can fight back and actually defeat the left and their freedom-crushing endeavors.
Smith was a guest on the June 19 episode of Bullets with AWR Hawkins and he gave a quick synopsis of gun owners’ path to victory. He began with a rational comparison of gun crime in the United State versus countries that have stringent gun control:
The countries of the Western hemisphere … if we compare the violence and murder rates of the United States and all the Latin American, Central American, South American countries, almost all of which are basically gun-free zones … Mexico only has a single gun store in the country. Yet if you look at the crime and the murder rates compared to the United States, which has lots of guns, when these other South American, Central American countries which have no private gun ownership rights for all intents and purposes, guess what, we’re the safest country in the Western hemisphere, when you compare us to all the those other countries to our South. But no one wants to talk about that on the other side.
He goes into greater detail in his book, but his point is clear–gun laws do not prevent criminals from using guns to commit crime.
Smith then encouraged gun owners to defeat the assault against the Second Amendment by being an “unapologetic advocate for guns and the Second Amendment.” He said, “Do not hesitate to defend guns and talk about the importance of guns.”
He stressed that gun owners need to talk to friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and have a simple conversation that revolves around how to respond to evil. Smith said he asks people to tell him what they plan to do when “evil comes to their door,” when the home intruder is in their house or apartment. Will they call 911? If calling 911 is the plan, he then asks them to think about what police do–they respond to emergencies with guns. He then asks why they do not own themselves, so they can protect their lives between the time they call 911 and police actually arrive.
The following article appeared in Breitbart on June 20th
By John Binder
President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the United States-Mexico border, where all border crossers are criminally prosecuted, is deterring foreign nationals from entering the country illegally.
A new report by BuzzFeed News revealed how foreign nationals are now taking a second thought before traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border and crossing illegally with their children thanks to Trump’s immigration crackdown.
The policy to prosecute all illegal border crossers, including illegal alien adults who cross the border with children, results in border-crossing parents having their children taken into federal custody. This is a loophole known as the Flores Settlement Agreement. On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order that challenges Flores and will keep adult border crossers and their children in detention together until they are deported.
Already, though, BuzzFeed reports that foreign nationals are staying put in Mexico and Central America for fear that they will be prosecuted once crossing the southern border:
Families waiting inside Mexico to cross into the US are increasingly nervous as reports of the child separations enforced under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” sow fear and anger on the other side of the border. [Emphasis added]
The four foreign families interviewed by BuzzFeed that were planning to cross into the U.S. illegally are apparently now “staying put” in Mexico.
Though border crossing numbers are yet to be in for the month of June, federal immigration officials have repeatedly said that Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy is likely to help stem the tide of surges of illegal immigration and foreign nationals using children to enter the U.S. with the hopes of eventually being released into the interior of the country.
How the African-American community has been conned by the Left
The following article appeared in Frontpage Magazine on June 19th
For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, said: "Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves."
Dr. John McWhorter, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, lamented that "victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism underlie the general black community's response to all race-related issues," adding that "these three thought patterns impede black advancement much more than racism; and dysfunctional inner cities, corporate glass ceilings, and black educational underachievement will persist until such thinking disappears."
In the 1990s, Harvard professor Orlando Patterson wrote, "America, while still flawed in its race relations ... is now the least racist white-majority society in the world; has a better record of legal protection of minorities than any other society, white or black; (and) offers more opportunities to a greater number of black persons than any other society, including all those of Africa."
During an interview in December with The Daily Caller, Steele said the anti-Americanism that started during the 1960s and has become mainstream and visible in the black community is "heartbreaking and sad." That anti-Americanism that so dominates the American black identity has been "ruinous to black America, where we are worse off than we were under segregation by almost every socio-economic measure."
Some people might challenge Steele's assertion that in many measures blacks are worse off than during segregation. How about some numbers? As late as 1950, female-headed households were only 18 percent of the black population. Today 70 percent of black children are raised in single-parent households. In the late 1800s, there were only slight differences between the black family structure and those of other ethnic groups. In New York City in 1925, for example, 85 percent of kin-related black households were two-parent households. According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, that year 11 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. Today about 75 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers. From 1890 to 1940, a slightly higher percentage of black adults had married than white adults. Today about twice as many blacks have never married as whites. The bottom line is that the black family was stronger the first 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years.
What about the labor market? In every census from 1890 to 1954, blacks were either just as active as or more so than whites in the labor market. During that earlier period, black teen unemployment was roughly equal to or less than white teen unemployment. As early as 1900, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites; today it's about 30 percent longer. Would anyone suggest that there was less racial discrimination during earlier periods?
White liberals and the Democratic Party are the major beneficiaries of keeping black people fearful, angry, victimized and resentful. It's crucial to both their political success and their efforts to change our nation. Racial harmony would be a disaster for leftists, be they politicians, academic liberals or news media people. As for black politicians and civil rights hustlers, Booker T. Washington long ago explained their agenda, writing: "There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."
The following article appeared in News With Views on June 20th
By Ron Ewart
“It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming is a scam. Some dastardly scientists, with environmental and political motives, manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.” —John Coleman, TV Weatherman
The last thing we wanted to do was to write another man-caused global warming article. But the evidence was so glaring it became an imperative.
Just how dumb do these climate alarmists think we are? Perhaps if 2 + 2 = 4 is complicated math for someone, then maybe a simple; 2 times, 2 times, 4 are beyond their reach as well.
As the above image shows, the total greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is just 2% and the climate scientists tell us it is increases in greenhouse gases that cause rising temperatures. The scientists also tell us that CO2 is the major culprit in forcing the temperature increase. But of that 2% of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) is only 3.62% of that 2%. Man’s contribution to GHG is 3.4%, of that 3.62%, of that 2%, or 0.00246%. Even if CO2 in the atmosphere is the great forcer of climate change, as climate scientists would have us believe, man’s contribution to that force is so miniscule as to be well within the statistical measurement error rate.
There seems to be ample evidence that the climate is warming. The pole ice caps seem to be shrinking and land glaciers are retreating. Allegedly, sea levels are rising. But those who can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt and with absolute certainty that man is causing these events are living in a deep mine where the Sun doesn’t shine.
There are so many variables causing atmospheric temperatures to rise and fall, it is virtually impossible, even with the most powerful computers, to model all of the variables affecting the planet’s climate. Besides the Sun, greenhouse gases and the effects of man, there is the cloud cover, water vapor, ocean currents, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, variations in heat absorption of the land and sea masses, ocean absorption of CO2, CO2 absorption by tree and plant life, nocturnal radiation to space, the earth’s orbit around the Sun and polar wobble, earth’s ice changing weight load at the poles, earth’s internal core changes, extra terrestrial radiation, shifting gravity and magnetic fields and a whole host of other influences that defy computer modeling. The Earth’s climate is a non-linear dynamic system, being acted upon by wide ranges of many variables. It makes long-range predictions of climate patterns with computer models wild guesses at best.