h/t Gates of Vienna
Project Veritas just released its latest undercover video, "Unmasking the Deep State." This first video focuses on a State Department employee who is both a poster child for the Deep State and a perfect example of why the federal bureaucracy needs serious reform. Providentially, there is new legislation being considered in Congress that would do just that: the Merit Act (H.R. 559).
The Merit Act would greatly streamline the process for firing employees who are poor performers, insubordinate, or otherwise engaged in misconduct. Since the election of President Trump, the bureaucracy, including numerous holdovers from the Obama administration, has been engaged in an unprecedented level of obstruction, leaks, and sabotage. These bad actors call it "resistance." FBI and Department of Justice misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe and the Clinton email scandal is only the most visible component.
This is nothing new. President Bush faced similar resistance from the bureaucracy, and going as far back as 1986, the Reagan administration had to contend with a State Department relentlessly working to derail his foreign policy. In the intervening period, we have been treated to stories of almost incomprehensible incompetence and corruption in the federal bureaucracy.
...We have been treated to two years of in-your-face government behaving badly, but it didn’t start then. We have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem that has been festering for decades. Only now, when Congress is controlled by the GOP,and we have a president who is willing to do the heavy lifting on controversial issues, do we have a chance. We cannot afford to squander it.
[Breitbart] Failed 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush says Americans who are urging for immigration controls are "threatened" by their perception that the United States is "changing" and becoming "less white."
In a podcast interview with National Review Editor Nordlinger, Bush said immigration controls were "foolhardy" and that illegal alien crime gets too much attention compared to crimes committed by American citizens.
Our party is advocating restricting legal immigration as well. And I think that’s foolhardy beyond belief. There’s a way to reform the legal immigration system that would be a catalyst for sustained economic growth and we need it because our demography is going the wrong way. [Emphasis added]
There are quite a few people that have a larger megaphone if you will that seem either threatened by what they perceive to be a changing country that is less white perhaps ... basically, there’s a concern that we’ve lost our way and immigrants are kind of easy to single out with vitriol. [Emphasis added]
There’s examples of cable news shows that talk about an illegal immigrant or a legal immigrant that commits an atrocious crime, murder, family loses their loved one and that seems to get a lot more attention than crime throughout America. [Emphasis added]
Since the late 1960’s, immigration to the U.S. has surged from some of the most impoverished and dangerous regions of the world, including Mexico, Central America, and the Middle East.
Legal immigration to the U.S. from Islamic nations, for example, including Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Somalia has skyrocketed since 2010. Immigration from Afghanistan to the U.S. has increased 84 percent in the last seven years.
[PRESSTV] US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... ’s recent criticism of the United Nations ...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly... is not surprising because he represents the view that the world body must serve US foreign policy, says an analyst in Virginia.
Keith Preston, editor of the Attackthesystem.org made the remarks on Sunday, after Trump criticized the UN ahead of his address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the General Assembly next week.
In a video message on his Twitter page, Trump said Saturday that the UN has "tremendous potential" but has "not lived up to that potential."
Trump is set to address the General Assembly on Tuesday. He will also hold meetings with heads of South Korea, Egypt, La Belle France, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Trump has frequently criticized the UN, claiming that the United States does not get the respect it deserves despite its contributions to the world body ‐ currently at 22 percent of the annual budget.
"The first thing that as to be understood about the United Nations is that the UN was created in the late 1940s after the conclusion of the World War II and essentially it was a way for the victorious allied forces at WWII to run the world in their own interest," Preston told Press TV on Sunday.
"That has always been the principle purpose of the United Nations," he added.
Posted by: Fred ||
09/24/2018 00:00 ||
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I've long suspected that Trump puts USA interests above universal progress and social justice.
He is President of the United States, not president of the world. And a lot of Americans want it that way.
As far as universal progress and social justice, America leads the world by example. The world would be a bigger shi*hole than it is now without American leadership.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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