America, Love It or Leave It!

The Left Has Lost It: Burn the flag rally??? Today’s Democratic Party and so-called Progressives have lost all perspective. They are “celebrating” this 4th of July with a “Burn the Rag” Rally in Washington DC.

When is enough, enough? For the average American, the Democratic Party has left them… and they should also leave it and STOP voting for Democrats who empower the crazies on the Left.

America, Love It or Leave It!

California Dreaming!?: The Democrats want to do to America what they’ve done to California. Hey America, check it out!?

Student Loans: “Not my responsibility to pay for your “dream college.” Your dream, your choice, your debt. Not mine or anyone else’s. It’s called personal responsibility.”

GOOGLE Making Illegal Corporate Expenditures?: Google Executive Jen Gennai admits that corporate policy was being designed to defeat Trump!?

The FEC should investigate if this effort doesn’t constitute an illegal corporate expenditure that was NOT reported, which is also a crime.

GOOGLE could face huge fines and now has clearly demonstrated that not only does it have a political bias, but it’s corporate culture allows for potential illegal activities to clandestinely effect elections.

Maybe this is where the Russian collusion really took place?

Newsreel for This Week:

An Op-Ed from 60 Plus Founder and Chairman Jim Martin: Actions matter, numbers don’t

No politician ever addressed the issue of a president’s age better than Ronald Reagan. When asked during the second debate against Walter Mondale in October 1984 about his ability to endure the rigors of the presidency given his age, the 73-year-old president quipped, “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”

Lawmakers offer bill to boost Alzheimer’s funding

House lawmakers on Monday unveiled bipartisan legislation to increase funding to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Trump issues executive order to bring transparency to health care prices

President Trump, in an executive order issued Monday, directed the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to put out rules requiring hospitals disclose prices that reflect what patients and insurers “actually pay” for services.

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-Saul Anuzis

The 2020 Democrats Lack Hindsight

I’ve received tens of thousands of letters and other communications from Trump supporters the past few years, some of which have sparked extended dialogues. Two I got after last week’s column struck me as pertinent to this moment, and they make insufficiently appreciated points.

A gentleman of early middle age in Kansas City wrote to say he’d sat out the 2016 election because he was dissatisfied with both parties. But now he’s for Donald Trump, and the reason “runs deeper than politics.”

America’s elites in politics, media and the academy have grown oblivious to “the average Joe’s intense disgust” at being morally instructed and “preached to.”

“Every day, Americans are told of the endless ways they are falling short. If we don’t show the ‘proper’ level of understanding according to a talking head, then we are surely racist. If we don’t embrace every sanitized PC talking point, then we must be heartless. If we have the audacity to speak our mind, then we are most definitely a bigot.” These accusations are relentless.

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‘Burn that rag!’ Activists to desecrate the flag at Trump July Fourth rally

Sparks will fly in Washington as activists torch an American flag to protest President Trump’s July Fourth “Salute to America,” which Trump claims will be one of the largest events in city history.

Longtime flag-burning activist Gregory “Joey” Johnson of the Revolutionary Communist Party told the Washington Examiner, “I’m going to be there in D.C.,” and “that rag of empire and oppression is going to burn.”

Johnson is well known for winning a 1989 Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws against flag burning. He declined to share the time and location of next week’s protest or say how many other activists will participate.

Chief Political Correspondent Byron York on the expanded Washington Examiner magazine
Trump will appear at the Lincoln Memorial at 6:30 p.m., ahead of fireworks at dusk. Last week, Trump endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would recriminalize flag burning, overriding the Supreme Court.

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An Open Letter to Patriotic Billionaires

Nineteen uberwealthy Americans posted an open letter Monday calling on “all candidates for President” to support a “moderate” wealth tax. Signatories include the investor George Soros, Berkshire Hathaway scion Molly Munger, Mickey Mouse heiress Abigail Disney, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, and a couple of Hyatt Hotel progeny from the Pritzker family.

“America has a moral, ethical and economic responsibility to tax our wealth more,” they say. Revenue squeezed from the top 0.1{cf054798d99082734b20d32aeaeaeb444d97b52a8049bc7b4f3cc76462f1da40} could fund “smart investments,” such as “clean energy innovation,” “infrastructure modernization,” “student loan debt relief,” and “public health solutions.” A wealth tax could safeguard democracy, too, since countries with high economic inequality are more likely to “become plutocratic.”

The letter brushes by the arguments against a wealth tax, calling them “mostly technical and often overstated.” Would courts find it unconstitutional? How would assets like Picassos be valued? Why has Europe largely abandoned this kind of taxation? Doesn’t it diminish the incentive to save and invest? What’s to keep a wealth tax from expanding, like the income tax did, to cover more and more Americans?

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Undercover video shows Google exec warning over
‘next Trump situation’

Undercover video shows top exec pledging company would ‘stop the next Trump situation’ and exposes search giant’s secret plan for radical social engineering
• Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai was filmed at a restaurant
• The undercover clip shows her referring to the 2016 presidential election, saying: ‘What happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again?’
• She said the company was stepping up to define ‘what’s fair and equitable’ as it determines how to apply its algorithms to users’ search results
• She also blasted Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up Google in the video
• Gennai hit back after the video was published claiming she had been ‘tricked’ and that it had been edited to ‘distort her words and the actions of her employer’
• Gennai said she was referring to stopping foreign interference in the 2020 election when she referenced ‘stopping the next Trump situation’
• The tech executive said she had also received abusive messages since the film
• YouTube told it took it down due to multiple privacy complaints
• reached out to Google and was referred to Gennai’s response
• In a hearing on Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee examined how technology companies use algorithms and its influence on the public
• Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Google User Experience Maggie Stanphill about the Project Veritas report at the hearing, which she had not yet seen for herself

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Why Latinos back Donald Trump

Hispanic Americans will overtake African Americans as the second largest demographic group in the 2020 presidential election. That is bad news for Democrats, who are convinced that they are entitled to these millions of minority voters. Democrats just cannot understand why so many Latinos, especially in important battleground states such as Florida, continue to line up firmly behind President Trump. The thought simply terrifies them.

Even more frightening for Democrats is the sheer ineffectiveness of their “minority outreach” strategy of extoling the virtues of illegal immigration and speaking in Spanish. As President Trump has pointed out, Hispanic Americans are certainly no more enamored with an unsecured border and illegal immigrants evading deportation orders than other Americans are. However, that is not how Democratic “minority outreach” works. It is all about bringing up the identity group in question then harping on some issues that focus group testing suggests are important. It is an awkward fit for Latinos who, contrary to the implications of Democratic messaging, are a highly diverse and mostly middle income sector of the population.

The old school strategy of race pandering is so toxic that even the leading Democratic candidate is wary of being associated with it. Joe Biden has been running from “minority outreach” in the Democratic mold as quickly as he can. He decided to skip out on a major liberal Hispanic conference that other Democratic candidates attended. Biden is trying desperately to present a “colorblind campaign” face, even going so far as to avoid using the words “Hispanic” and “Latino” in speeches. The strategy is backfiring.

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Sweden’s “College Republicans” have 8 Lessons for Bernie Sanders

Here are the lessons:

Sweden has…

No property tax

No wealth tax

No inheritance tax

No gift tax

No financial transaction tax

No national minimum wage

School choice for all

Partly privatized pension system

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Pavlich Tells AOC: Your College Debt Is Not My Responsibility

Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich responded on Tuesday to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s legislation calling for taxpayers to take over the nation’s $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, saying individuals should be responsible for their own college expenses.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, acknowledged she would be a personal beneficiary of the legislation, which was proposed in the Senate by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is co-sponsoring a pair of House bills that serve as companion legislation, argued at a news conference on Monday that health care and education are “human rights” that should be guaranteed by the government.

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What Iran Is Really Up To

Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal, Iran with the help of its Western friends is creating just enough turmoil to make America, and not it, appear eager for war.

In April 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—known more commonly as the Iran nuclear deal—was still to be formalized, but Republicans preparing to run for president in the following year were already denouncing it. At a public forum in New York City, the Washington Post columnist David Ignatius asked Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, whether he worried that one of these Republicans, if elected, might overturn the deal.

Zarif answered confidently that any successor to Barack Obama would be constrained by international law, by America’s commitments, formal and informal, to allies and partners, and by all the norms that governed relations among nations today. “I believe,” he said, “the United States will risk isolating itself in the world if there is an agreement and it decides to break it.” The result of any such action, he predicted, would be “chaos.”

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Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

Fewer than 18 months stand between us and the next presidential election, and politicians are tripping over each other to offer voters more “free” things, including everything from health care and college to a guaranteed basic income. But voters should be fostering a healthy sense of skepticism. If there is one eternal and immutable fact in economics, it is that nothing is free. Nothing. And no quantity of political promises, wishful thinking, or government policy can change that.

Skepticism in the Market

There is no explaining why American voters lose all semblance of skepticism every four years or so. In many respects, Americans are generally quite skeptical as a rule. From an early age, no one takes the stories about alien abduction and Batboy in the Weekly World News seriously. Everyone knows the only factual thing on a tabloid’s front page is the price tag. We even come to be skeptical of what we see on the evening news and read in the mainstream press.

As consumers, people are skeptical. We know that everyone selling anything is probably telling a lie of some kind, or at least stretching the truth to its legal limit. None of us takes seriously the claim that some new toothpaste will change our life. Save for the most gullible among us, we meet every marketing claim of this kind with a healthy measure of skepticism because we know that businesses are only interested in getting hold of our dollars. That we understand that marketing claims are largely lies is so obvious we never even really talk about it. When was the last time you got on Facebook to argue with strangers about how your favorite brand of mouthwash can improve your social life?

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ICE releases list of accused murderers, rapists protected under state’s sanctuary law

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in the Pacific Northwest are taking the unusual step of criticizing Washington state’s new sanctuary state law and giving detailed examples of the danger they believe it presents to the public.

The office recently issued a press release which lists seven cases in which ICE requested detainers on criminal illegal aliens being held in local jails and those requests were ignored, many with tragic consequences.

According to ICE, Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was arrested last January for murder and dismembering his victim. It happened just months after Ramos was released from a Washington jail despite ICE’s request for an immigration detainer and notification of his pending release, neither of which were honored.

ICE also cites the case of Mexican national Martin Gallo-Gallardo, who was in a Clackamas County Oregon jail. The statement said jail officials ignored ICE’s request for an immigration detainer and notification of release. Gallardo was released and within months was re-arrested, this time for allegedly murdering his wife.

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Simple economics show how Trump is beating up on Iran without firing a shot

• President Donald Trump on Monday announced new sanctions targeted at Iran’s top leadership and those thought responsible for downing a US drone flying near the country.
• Iranians have complained of feeling their “bones breaking” under enormous and effective Trump-imposed sanctions.
• Iran downed a $130 million US drone recently, but under Trump’s sanctions, the country is likely losing more than $120 million a day in June.
• Trump has so far declined to go to war with Iran or carry out military strikes, and he seems happy to let the country simply suffer under economic warfare until they take the humiliating step of holding a dialogue.

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I Just Returned from NATO’s Front Lines in the Baltics (And Russia Was On Everyone’s Mind)

A Russian military invasion of the Baltic states is not a high probability. However, the Lithuanians cannot ignore the Kremlin’s recent rhetoric and the Russian military’s ongoing modernization of its conventional forces over the past five years,

Significant progress has been made in improving the defense situation in the Baltic states since 2014, but NATO can take some relatively modest steps to further enhance its deterrence and defense posture in the region, according to a report by Michael O’Hanlon and Christopher Skaluba, which was based on an Atlantic Council study visit to Lithuania. The Atlantic Council was kind enough to include me on the trek, which began in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, and included visits to troops in the field and the port of Klaipeda. I largely concur with Mike and Chris’s comments and supplement them below with several additional observations.

First, one can understand the preoccupation of Lithuania’s senior political and military leadership with the country’s security situation. Lithuania has had a difficult history with the Soviet Union and Russia. Some in Vilnius believe that Moscow regards the Baltic states as “temporarily lost territory.”

A Russian military invasion of the Baltic states is not a high probability. However, the Lithuanians cannot ignore a small probability, especially in light of the Kremlin’s recent rhetoric, the Russian military’s ongoing modernization of its conventional forces and exercise pattern of the past five years, and Russia’s use of military force to seize Crimea and conduct a conflict in Donbas.

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