Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on DACA Case Tomorrow…


Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case: “DHS -vs- Regents of University of California“, also known as the DACA case: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  DACA was instituted by a President Obama ‘executive action’, not an ‘executive order’.

The Obama Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) did not fully support the constitutional framework around the effort to protect a sub-set of illegal aliens; and therefore the originating presidential action was not an official ‘executive order’, a technicality that could end up as part of the argument(s).  The same issue existed within DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Arrivals), and was ruled unconstitutional by a divided SCOTUS.

Amy Howe at SCOTUS Blog has a great encapsulation of the case and current status:

In 2012, the Obama administration established a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation.

Applicants who meet a variety of criteria – for example, who have graduated from high school or served in the military and do not have a serious criminal record – must pay a fee of nearly $500 in total, submit (among other things) their fingerprints and home address and undergo a background check.

In the past seven years, nearly 800,000 people have obtained protection from deportation under DACA, which permits them to work legally in this country and gives them access to other benefits like health insurance and driver’s licenses. In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would end the DACA program; in November, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a challenge to that decision. (read more)

In September of 2017 President Trump released a statement outlining how the administration would work with congress on immigration legislation toward a final disposition for those who fall under the DACA construct.

Unfortunately, Pelosi and House Democrats ultimately rebuked an immigration reform package they viewed was too heavy on enforcement and too much of an impediment to their preferred open-border platform.  By January 2018 the negotiations collapsed.

While the oral arguments are tomorrow, it is unlikely there will be a SCOTUS ruling on the current DACA case until sometime later in 2020 (summer).  Which will likely put DACA at the center of the 2020 election.

President Trump has previously been open to affording immigration protection for those who fall under DACA as part of a package for structural immigration reform.   However, it is very likely Speaker Pelosi and the DNC will rebuke any legislative effort in their continued push to politicize the “dreamers”, and trick young voters into supporting democrat candidates.

Turning to the legality of the government’s decision to end DACA, the government explains that it had several different reasons to shut the program down, all of which were entirely reasonable. First, it reiterates, it believed that the program was illegal, so that keeping it in place would be “sanctioning an ongoing violation of federal immigration law by nearly 700,000 aliens.” And not only did the government believe that DACA violates federal law, but the 5th Circuit had in fact struck down the two related policies.

Particularly in light of the program’s “legally questionable” provenance and the announcement by Texas and other states that they would challenge DACA, the government believed that the best course was to go forward with an “orderly wind-down” on its own terms rather than taking its chances defending the program in court and risking the possibility that the program could be abruptly shut down.

It was also, the government observes, “entirely sensible” for it to determine that, even if it could have continued DACA, it would be better to do so “only with congressional approval and the political legitimacy and stability that such approval entails.” After all, even then-President Barack Obama, when announcing DACA, had indicated that the program was only intended as a “temporary stopgap measure.”

Instead, the government concluded, it opted to return to the pre-DACA system of reviewing requests for protection from deportation on a case-by-case basis. “One can agree or disagree with that judgment,” the government suggests, “but it is not remotely specious.” (more)

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DACA lands before Supreme Court: Showdown over Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ program https://fxn.ws/34UpXHf 

Time for the Court to end this garbage.

DACA lands before Supreme Court: Showdown over Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ program

The long-running battle over the Trump administration’s bid to end the Obama-era program for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” will land before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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DEPOPULATION AGENDA: Agenda 21 & Agenda 30


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Warren’s Wealth Tax


Warren’s Wealth Tax is so destructive to the economy and demonstrates that she listens to Thomas Piketty, the French communist pretend economist. She wants to impose a 6% tax on billionaires per year. That means if you lost 20%, you still have to pay 6% of your assets every year to the government to fund her Medicare for All. This is similar to death taxes or inheritance taxes which destroyed the small farmers. When the founder died, the government claimed the land was worth a pile of money and then demanded 20% to 40% in taxes. To pay the tax, they were forced to sell the land. This is also how small businesses are destroyed.

Nowhere in her proposal is there any reform of the system. The doctors do not work for the government as in the VA or in countries like Britain. You cannot keep allowing hospitals and drug companies to charge outrageous prices when there is no competition and this forces insurance costs dramatically higher not to mention the lawyers suing doctors. When my mother was in the hospital, they refused to release her and kept her in bed for weeks which weakened her. They would release her only to rehab. The previous time they sent her to rehab, the doctor changed all her medicine and nearly killed her 2 years before. When my sister looked in the eyes of the hospital administrator trying to sell rehab again, she asked her if this was your mother, would you do that? She did not verbally respond but shook her head no ever so slightly. It was her job to keep the money flowing. This is the corruption in hospitals – it’s all about the money. Warren simply wants to destroy the economy rather than address corruption in healthcare.

If I were president, I would convert all hospitals to a public institution like utilities. They would have to go under strict review and seek permission to raise the price of anything right down to toilet paper. There should be public hospitals created where private industry bids for a license since the government is incapable of managing anything as the VA Scandal demonstrated. They must be privately operated and foreign doctors who want citizenship should be granted that privilege in return for a work contract there at a reasonable rate for 5 to 10 years. ONLY when there is competition will prices ever come down.

I will state for the record right now – if Warren becomes president, our operation will leave the United States and I will have to seriously consider resigning my American citizenship. There would be no point in remaining in the United States for she would really lead to massive civil unrest and guarantee the decline and fall of the United States

#OKBoomer: Gen Z Millennial Snowflakes Mock Elders Who Created This Mess


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Check out The Patriot Post: America’s News Digest http://bit.ly/31Q2vJ7 —– Memes and hashtags multiply with “OK Boomer” (or #OKBoomer), a sarcastic slap from Gen Z to mock their elders who created this mess — whether that’s climate change, wars, political division, economic hardship, lack of health care, and more. Bill Whittle thinks it’s funny…at first. #EpicRant warning. #OKSnowflake

Vote for a Socialist? 70% of Millennials Would, and Nearly a Third Approve of Communism


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Survey from YouGov says 70% of millennials would vote for a socialist and 30% have a favorable view of communism. Are you surprised? Or did you think the numbers would be higher? To explore the archive of Right Angle with Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott, visit https://BillWhittle.com

 

A House Divided Cannot Stand


QUESTION: The Bible says a house divided will not stand. America is very divided more than I can remember in our history. Is there another time when this as happened in America. How will this play out?

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ANSWER: The last time the country was this divided was the American Civil War. The problem this time is a confrontation between the right to be left alone and those who cannot sleep at night because they worry about what other people are doing. From a cyclical perspective, this is most likely going to erupt into violence, which may be extreme in 2024. That lines up with the presidential election that year. There will definitely be blood in the streets because the philosophies are not confined to a particular region. There are left and right political beliefs everywhere. So it may divide along the lines of the predominant philosophy such as the left in California. The probability that California will move to split could materialize in 2021/2024 especially if Trump were to be reelected.

We have a lot of tension rising from 2021 to 2024 overall. This will be very interesting to watch

California Bans the Sale of Furs


California has become the first state to ban the sale of new fur clothing, starting in 2023. Used second-hand furs will still be legal to sell and no doubt they will play the same game they do with expensive high-end cars. They import them to a low tariff place, pay someone to drive and put 100+ miles on the car, and then resell it as used to avoid tariffs.

The ban will not apply to leather. That would really make the car world go crazy, not to mention the shoe industry. But the attitude in California will most likely inspire a resurrection of the protests of the ’80s where they start throwing red pain on anyone wearing fur. The average person on the street will have no idea if the coat is second-hand or if it was purchased on a trip to New York City on 5th Avenue.

This only illustrates the problem when one state tries to enforce a law that is unenforceable. The ONLY possible way to impose such a law is to ban ownership. But that would then raise Constitutional concerns

Flashback 2016: Secretary of State John Kerry Admits President Obama Intentionally Armed ISIS in Syria – Audio Recording and Transcript…


CTH has some new readers, so against the backdrop of the UniParty in Washington DC jumping into action to criticize President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria; and against the backdrop of President Trump authorizing an operation last night that killed ISIS leader Baghdadi, perhaps a little factual and historic refresher is in order….

On September 30th 2016 the New York Times quietly released a leaked audio recording of Secretary John Kerry meeting with multiple factions associated within Syria.

The 40-minute discussion took place on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting took place at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations on Sept. 22nd 2016:

[…] Kerry’s off-record conversation was apparently with two dozen ‘Syrian civilians’, all from US backed opposition-linked NGO’s in education and medical groups supposedly working in ‘rebel-held’ (aka terrorist-held) areas in Syria.

This opposition conclave also included ‘rescue workers’ which can only be ambassadors from the White Helmetsa pseudo NGO which serves as Washington and London’s primary PR front in pursuit of a “No Fly Zone’ in Syria, and it’s being bankrolled by the US, UK, EU and other coalition states to the tune of well over $100 million (so far). (link)

When you listen to the audio recording (embedded below) it becomes immediately obvious what was going on in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as an outcome of policy from the White House. In addition, you discover why this jaw-dropping 2016 leak/story was buried by the U.S. media and how it connects to the prior 4 years of perplexing U.S. mid-east policy.

This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans, and explains how the prior action placed President Trump into a precarious position requiring a careful approach.

The key Secretary Kerry moments are at 02:00, and again at approximately 18:30 forward.

The discussion from 18:30 through to 29:00 are exceptionally revealing and should be listened to by anyone who has wondered what was going on in Syria. Kerry even makes mention of the “Responsibility to Protect, or R2P” principle:

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@18:30 Secretary John Kerry [transcript]:

[…] “Well, the problem is the Russians do not care about law, and we do. And, we don’t have a basis -our lawyers tell us- unless we have a U.N. Security Council resolution, which the Russians can veto and Chinese, OR unless we are under attack from the folks there, or unless we are invited in. Russia was invited in by the legitimate regime, well, it’s illegitimate in our mind, by the regime. And so, they were invited in and we’re not invited in.”

“We’re flying in airspace there, where they can turn on the air defense and we have a very different scene. The only reason they’re letting us fly is because we’re going after ISIS. If we were going after Assad, those air defenses, we’d have to take out all those air defenses, uh, and we don’t have a legal justification, frankly, for doing that unless we stretch it way beyond the law on a humanitarian basis, which some people argue we should – by the way.”

“Uh, but so far American legal theory has not gone into these so called “right to protect”, uh, and we don’t even have what we had in Kosovo where we had an, you know, an existing resolution and so forth. Uh, even though we went alone.”

“And so it’s complicated, it’s not easy. And we’ve been fighting. How many wars have we been fighting? We’ve been fighting in Afghanistan, we’ve been fighting in Iraq, we’ve fighting -you know- in the region for fourteen years. And a lot of Americans don’t believe that we should be fighting and sending young Americans over to die in another country. That’s the problem.”

“The congress won’t vote to do it. And you can be mad at us, but what we’re trying to do is help Syrians fight for their own country; and we’ve been spending a lot of money, a lot of effort to try and help do this. So, there’s an opposition there; the opposition is doing very well. Russia came in, and that’s a problem I know, because, uh, y’ know, uh, we don’t behave like Russians, it’s just a different standard.”

“So we are trying to see if we can test whether Russia, you see, is serious about a political solution. And if they are not serious, then we will help the opposition more. But I don’t think that’s particularly good for Syrians in the end because it will mean more fighting.”

Secretary Kerry is then questioned by an obvious sympathizer toward the extremist elements (calls pro-assad Sunni faction “Sunni Jews”) about why the U.S. fights the extremist Sunni (ISIS), but not the extremist Shia (Hezbollah). Kerry’s response:

“Well, they’re [Hezbollah] a terrorist organization, we’ve designated them a terrorist organization. The reason for [airstrikes against the Sunni Extremists] is because they have basically declared war on us; and are plotting against us, and Hezbollah is not plotting against us; Hezbollah is exclusively focused on Israel, they’re not attacking now, and on Syria where they are attacking in support of the, uh, in support of Assad.”

“So it a, uh, it’s…”

[Interrupted]

Question: “But how to make the majority of the Syrian people accept this approach, that because Hezbollah or the Iraqi or Iranian groups are not attacking the U.S. now when they are attacking against the terrorism in Syria?”

Kerry: “Well, they, they are targeted by the opposition who we are arming and training.”

What the recording reveals is substantive:

♦ Firstonly regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the 2013, 2014, and 2015 goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary John Kerry.

♦ Secondly, in order to accomplish this primary goal, the White House was willing to watch the rise of ISIS (’13, ’14, ’15) by placing their bet that ISIS’s success would force Syrian President Bashir Assad to acquiesce toward Obama’s terms and step down.

♦ Thirdly, in order to facilitate the objective, Obama and Kerry intentionally gave arms to ISIS and even, arguably, attacked a Syrian government military convoy to stop a strategic attack upon the Islamic extremists killing 80 Syrian soldiers.

Pause for a moment and consider those three points carefully. Because the audio, along with accompanying research now surfacing, not only exposes these three points as truth – but also provides the specific evidence toward them.

The problem in the Obama/Kerry’s secret strategy became clear when ISIS grew in sufficient strength to give the White House optimism for the scheme – however, instead of capitulation Assad then turned to Russia for help.

When Russia came to aid Bashir Assad the Syrian Government began being able to defeat ISIS and the Islamic Extremist elements within Syria. For the hidden plan of Obama/Kerry (and also McCain, Graham, et al), Russia defeating ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra, upended their objective.

Against the backdrop of this recording we can reconcile so many historic issues. We already know of a Second Presidential Finding Memo authorizing additional CIA covert action in 2012, this time in Syria. However, unlike the 2011 Libyan operation we do not know the operational name of the second action in 2012 Syria.

2012: WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.

Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad. (link)

Further consider how this Kerry audio tape, and the now transparent Obama policy toward Syria, absolutely confirms our earlier research as contained within the Benghazi Brief surrounding Syria. [Previous post]

President Obama, Secretary Clinton (2011, 2012) and later Secretary Kerry, together with John McCain, and the CIA tentacled team within the Republican party (2013, 2014, 2015) were willing to support extremist (under all factional names) in order to overthrow Bashir Assad…

THIS WAS THE Obama/Kerry POLICY.

This was their 2016 admitted policy, only because they were caught.

Nothing else mattered.

President Trump took office in January 2017, and began a process to kill and remove, with extreme prejudice, the ISIS forces that President Obama, Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry armed. He began with the end in mind, and delivered the following quote:…

That mission has been accomplished.

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Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. President @realDonaldTrump addresses the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of ISIS. Full remarks: https://youtu.be/GYzNpv-7F7M  | More: https://go.usa.gov/xpCDb 

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Reflections on ‘Sapiens’ & ‘The Strange Death of Europe’


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I have just re-read יובל נח הררי Yuval Noah Harari​’s bestselling book ‘Sapiens’ and finished reading Douglas Murray’s (from the The Henry Jackson Society​) new, excellent and already bestselling book ‘The Strange Death of Europe’. Both have something very important to say about the state of our world. Here are a few thoughts of my own about the books and the work that needs to be done to protect our society.

BREXIT Vote Delayed – Democracy Has Fallen


Once upon a time, if you voted against someone like Obama or Tony Blair in Britain, you simply accepted your loss and moved on. Those days are indeed properly for story books which begin – “Once Upon a Time.” This is not something which is unique to Britain. We are beginning to see the collapse of civilization which will only end in separatist movements and violence.

People are no longer willing to accept democracy. If they lose, they are turning much more violent demanding their way or no way. Pro-BREXIT British MPs had to be escorted to Parliament by police to protect them from violence. They will have to take up a vote on Monday. Despite the fact that the people voted for BREXIT, the opposition REFUSES to accept that decision.

We are witnessing plain intolerance rising on a massive scale. Our computer has been predicting that this wave would be a wave of sharply rising civil unrest. I am not trying to tout how great our computer has been in forecasting such things. I am concerned that it seems to be always spot on. Democracy is dead.

 

We have protests rising around the globe against the status quo. It is both sides of the political issues. In Maryland there was a sign posted that said “Hey Liberals Better get you guns if you try to impeach President Trump.” The computer has been projecting that the 2020 elections will be the most violent since the 1960s.

There is simply a real hatred that is brewing and like the genie in a bottle, there is no way to put it all back. This simply has to play itself out and it will NOT END WELL!!! Neither side is going to convince the other that their way of thinking should prevail.

The very purpose of civilization is when everyone comes together to produce a society that is greater than the sum of the individuals. We have lost that very purpose. I honestly do not know what the future will bring after 2032. But there will have to be a lot of blood spilled before there will ever be any resolution. The hatred is far too great to overcome.