Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Politics

Beto’s Threat to Confiscate “Your AR-15, YTour AK-47” Confirms Democrats’ Ultimate goal: Disarm the Citizenry

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, September 16, 2019: 

Beto’s outburst (Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, with a Freedom Index rating of 25 out of 100, who is seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination for president) continues to resonate and generate angst and joy days after his performance at the Democrats’ debate Thursday night.

A sound bite from an outburst has already become an unwelcome appellation for the Democrats and a source of encouragement for those in the freedom fight.

When O’Rourke was asked by the moderator if he was proposing taking firearms away from their owners, he answered:

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Should “Beto” Be Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, September 16, 2019: 

The Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by then-President John F. Kennedy in 1963 to recognize a person who has made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States.”

Who says “Beto” (aka: Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who is seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination for president in 2020) should get the award? Isn’t he the same Texas congressman who earned an anti-freedom rating of just 25 out of 100 in the John Birch Society’s Freedom Index for his unconstitutional votes while in office? Isn’t he the one who shouted out at Thursday night’s Democrat debate that “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!”?

Yes, and yes.

Here’s what he said Thursday night in response to the moderator’s question about his “mandatory gun buyback plan”:

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Impeach the President? Nadler Says Yes, Pelosi Says No. Pelosi Rules.

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 13, 2019:  

As expected Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, got his resolution passed on Thursday, moving forward with impeaching the president. It passed on party lines, 24-17. Now he must deal with the mess he created because he ignored 200 years’ worth of precedent, consequently putting his committee’s impeachment cart before the House’s horse.

Under that precedent there is a set process to follow to impeach a president: The House first authorizes the Judiciary Committee to conduct an investigation into potentially impeachable acts by the president. The committee then sets the rules for that investigation. If it finds something worthy of impeachment, it prepares articles of impeachment and presents them to the floor of the House for a vote.

But in his haste to impeach, Nadler went ahead without the House issuing a formal investigation request to his committee and created those rules anyway. To add to the confusion,

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Trump’s Tweet is Laughable: Only the Communists Will Be Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Their Oppression of the Chinese People

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, September 13, 2019:

On the surface, Donald Trump’s reason for delaying by two weeks the increase in tariffs on Chinese imports is laughable: the only people celebrating the 70th anniversary will be the communists themselves.

Beneath the surface, however, is the negotiating war taking place between the Chinese communists and Mr. Trump. And both know the rules.

They come from the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (PON).

Tweeted the President:

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Tariff Wars Are Following Standard Negotiating Strategies

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 12, 2019:

President Trump’s tweet that he was delaying by two weeks an increase of tariffs on some $250 billion of Chinese imports is right out of the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (PON). Tweeted the President: “At the request of Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary on October 1st, we have agreed, as gesture of good will, to move the increased Tariffs on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods (25% to 30%), from October 1st to October 15th.”

This is laughable on its face but

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Is About to Get a Lesson in the First Amendment’s Freedom of Speech Guarantee

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, September 11, 2019: 

San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani wanted to teach the NRA a lesson, so she crafted a resolution designed to punish the organization. It passed the Board of Supervisors unanimously last week, declaring that the NRA is a “domestic terrorist organization.” She said that “they continue to stand in the way of gun violence reform and people are dying because of it.” She added:

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler Breaks 200 Years of Precedent in Move to Impeach Trump

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, September 9, 2019: 

So determined is House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to impeach the president that he is breaking 200 years of precedents to do so.

Two hundred years of precedents declare that the House must first authorize its Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry. Only then can that committee proceed with an investigation to determine if the president has committed crimes worthy of impeachment. If such evidence is uncovered, then the full House must vote to approve one (or more) of the committee’s articles of impeachment.

If an article is (or articles are) approved, then the Senate may approve but only through a “supermajority” vote, or 67 senators.

Nadler, apparently, couldn’t care less. On Monday

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If Betting Sites Are Right, Donald Trump Will Crush Elizabeth Warren in 2020

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, September 9, 2019: 

Investors betting real money on the outcome of the presidential election in 2020 are picking Trump to obliterate whomever the Democrats nominate. It isn’t even close. One of those sites, Smarkets, reports that investors are currently putting Trump’s chances of winning next November at 44 percent compared to Elizabeth Warren at 16 percent and Joe Biden at 13.5 percent.

The other betting sites being tracked by RealClearPolitics (RCP) are unanimous: it will be Warren and not Biden who will be annihilated come next November.

This contrasts sharply with RCP’s polls at the national and state levels showing Biden

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Odds-makers Contradict Polls, Pick Warren to Face Trump in 2020

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, September 8, 2019:  

All eight odds-makers being tracked by RealClearPolitics (RCP) are predicting that Elizabeth Warren will be facing President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. As of Saturday, the RCP average puts Warren’s advantage at more than nine full percentage points over second-place Joe Biden.

This contrasts sharply with RCP’s polls at the national and state levels showing Biden with a strong, often double-digit, lead over Warren. Since June, only one national poll showed Warren so much as tying Biden. In every other poll Biden has led Warren, sometimes by as much as 18 percentage points.

On the state level,

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Denials of a Conspiracy Are Proof that One Exists

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, September 6, 2019: 

The success (or failure) of a conspiracy is the degree to which people are persuaded that one doesn’t exist. That’s what upset Adam Posen the most about William Dudley’s exposure of the innermost workings of the Federal Reserve in his op-ed at Bloomberg last week.

Posen scored Dudley for his intemperate and revealing article. He said his column was “horribly mistaken,” adding that “It feeds conspiracy and it was totally irresponsible to talk that way.”

Adam Posen is highly-regarded among his Deep State peers, having received his PhD in political economy and government from Harvard and then serving as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an economist at the Federal Reserve, a fellow at the Brookings Institute, and a voting member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.

Much better known, with equally strong ties to the Deep State, is Lawrence Summers.

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Response to Criticism of Article Reveals Concerns of Deep State Over Trump’s Tariff War With China

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 5, 2019: 

When The New American reviewed William Dudley’s Bloomberg article suggesting moves by which the Federal Reserve could hurt President Trump’s reelection chances, Dudley’s tight connections to the Deep State were revealed:

Dudley’s credentials are impeccably Deep State: He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley who worked for Goldman Sachs for more than 20 years, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Committee on the Global Financial System, and serves as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice-chairman of the Fed’s Open Market Committee.

The review said that Dudley’s opinion piece destroyed “a pervasive myth that has hidden the Federal Reserve’s agenda for decades, and the exposure of the deadly work of Deep State officials to bring the U.S. into a global economic and political system run by them.”

Criticisms of Dudley’s surprising revelations came from many sources, the most telling from members of the Deep State itself. The first was from

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Biden Says “Details Are Irrelevant”; Voters Don’t Seem to Mind

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 4, 2019: 

Joe Biden’s explanation for his misstating nearly every detail of the “war story” he has repeatedly told on the campaign trail was jaw-dropping. Even if he got them wrong, said Biden, “the details are irrelevant.” He added: “[My gaffes have] nothing to do with judgment of whether or not you send troops to war, the judgment of whether you bring someone home, the judgment of whether you decide on a healthcare policy.”

According to the latest polls,

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Aramco IPO Plans Pushed Forward Before Oil Prices Drop Further

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, September 3, 2019:

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, just relieved his energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, of his duties concerning the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of his country’s primary asset, ARAMCO (officially, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company). Plans for that offering, first announced in 2018, were to raise $100 billion for the country’s sovereign wealth fund so it could invest the funds to diversify the economy away from its dependence upon oil revenues and bring it into the 21st century.

Plans were delayed for several reasons. First,

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Cory Booker’s Towering Duplicity on Full Display Following Saturday’s Texas Shooting

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, September 2, 2019: 

When the Pharisees became indignant over Jesus’ healing of a woman on the Sabbath, they became indignant. Jesus called them out and the people rejoiced.

May that happen with Cory Booker and his running mates!

From The Message (Luke 13:10-17):

He was teaching in one of the meeting places on the Sabbath. There was a woman present, so twisted and bent over with arthritis that she couldn’t even look up. She had been afflicted with this for eighteen years. When Jesus saw her, he called her over. “Woman, you’re free!” He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God.

 

The meeting-place president, furious because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the congregation, “Six days have been defined as work days. Come on one of the six if you want to be healed, but not on the seventh, the Sabbath.”

 

But Jesus shot back, “You frauds! Each Sabbath every one of you regularly unties your cow or donkey from its stall, leads it out for water, and thinks nothing of it. So why isn’t it all right for me to untie this daughter of Abraham and lead her from the stall where Satan has had her tied these eighteen years?”

 

When he put it that way, his critics were left looking quite silly and red-faced. The congregation was delighted and cheered him on.

Cory Booker and his fellow Democrats’ staggering hypocrisy was on full display following another mass shooting in west Texas on Saturday. Without knowing the details – who the shooter was, his mental condition, his history, his motivation – the fact that he apparently used a semi-automatic rifle to murder five people and wound more than 20 others was enough for them to vent their anti-Second Amendment spleens once again. In the process they exposed their dishonesty, duplicity and fraud.

Each had something to say following the shooting, but nothing matched the egregious rant from Booker:

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Are Biden’s Lies Catching Up to Him?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, September 2, 2019:

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden is wearing out his welcome, even among his friends. His latest lie — a war story some version of which he has been telling for years — has finally caught up to him. During a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week, Biden relieved himself of the latest version:

This guy climbed down a ravine, carried this guy up on his back under fire. The general wanted me to pin the Silver Star on him. I got up there, and this is the God’s truth, my word as a Biden. He stood at attention. I went to pin it on him. He said, “Sir, I don’t want the damn thing. Do not pin it on me, sir. Please, sir, do not do that. He died! He died!”

But, as the Washington Post reluctantly pointed out, Biden got nearly every detail wrong: “Almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect. Based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders and Biden campaign officials, it appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened.”

What’s worse, when Biden was confronted with this “jumble” and asked to explain himself, he added to the pile: “The central point [of the story] is it was absolutely accurate what I said — the story that he refused the medal because the fella he tried to save, and risked his life saving, died. That’s the beginning, middle and end.”

Biden got it wrong when he told and retold the story of how his first wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver. But it was slander: The driver wasn’t drunk, he was never charged with a DUI, and later examiners concluded that she pulled out in front him without warning.

He got it wrong about his so-called scholastic achievements. He plagiarized parts of other people’s speeches without attribution.

What is wrong with the man? Is he losing his mind, as some are charging? Or has he lost all sense of honor? Kevin Williamson, writing for the National Review, doesn’t know: “If Biden here is lying with malice aforethought, then he ought to be considered morally disqualified for the office [of the presidency]. If he is senescent, then he obviously is unable to perform the duties associated with the presidency…. The evidence points more toward moral disability than mental disability.”

Williamson ticked off a few more of Biden’s lies:

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Hypocritical Politicians Condemn Texas Shooting

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, September 1, 2019: 

Democrats’ staggering hypocrisy was on full display following another mass shooting in West Texas on Saturday. Without knowing the details — who the shooter was, his mental condition, his history, his motivation — the fact that he apparently used a semi-automatic rifle to murder seven people and wound more than 20 others was enough for them to vent their anti-Second Amendment feelings once again. In the process, they exposed their hypocrisy.

Each of them supports abortion. In other words, murdering an unborn person is acceptable to these Democrats vying for their party’s nomination for president but, once born, a person’s murder is a terrible thing to contemplate.

Beto O’Rourke: “More information is forthcoming, but here’s what we know: We need to end this epidemic.”

Julián Castro: “My prayers are … that each will find the strength within us to act … to act boldly, swiftly.”

Joe Biden: “I’m heartbroken, sickened and angry. Weeks after the horror in El Paso, another community in Texas has been terrorized by gun violence. Enough. We must end this epidemic.”

Elizabeth Warren: “I’m heartsick for the victims of this latest mass shooting in Odessa and Midland. We shouldn’t have to live with this near daily fear and horror. We’ve already lost far too many to gun violence — Congress must act now.”

Kamala Harris: “I’m sick of this. America is sick of this. We need to act.”

Andrew Yang: “We must do all we can to curb the scourge of gun violence in this country.”

John Delaney: “We have to take action. Universal background checks, banning assault weapons, [passing] red flag laws and more.”

The Texas Department of Safety reported that the rampage began when two state troopers attempted to stop a car on Interstate 20 that was travelling westbound near Midland, Texas at around 3:15 pm Saturday afternoon:

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Former Fed Official: Fed Should Try to Hurt Trump’s 2020 Chances

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 

When William Dudley, a bona-fide insider and tool of the Deep State, wrote that the Federal Reserve should work against the president’s agenda, even if it cost him next year’s election, the reaction came from all quarters: The Fed’s political bias has finally and permanently been exposed for all to see.

Dudley’s credentials are impeccably Deep State: He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley who worked for Goldman Sachs for more than 20 years, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Committee on the Global Financial System, and serves as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice-chairman of the Fed’s Open Market Committee.

Thanks to Dudley’s forthright op-ed at Bloomberg on Tuesday, that veil has been lifted, and many insiders aren’t happy about it. It seems that he has unwittingly exposed the pervasive and carefully crafted myth that the Fed is “objective,” “unbiased,” “neutral,” and removed from all political considerations in conducting its policies. Those policies have been sold as guiding the U.S. economy on paths of low inflation (even as the bank itself is the engine of inflation) and full employment, and nothing more.

Dudley gave lip service to the myth before exploding it: “Staying above the political fray helps the central bank maintain its independence.” But then comes the bombshell: “[Fed] officials should state explicitly that the central bank won’t bail out an administration that keeps making bad choices on trade policy, making it abundantly clear that Trump will own the consequences of his actions.”

Dudley explains just how the Fed could derail the president’s strategy in dealing with the communists running China:

First, it would discourage further escalation of the trade way, by increasing costs to the Trump Administration.

 

Second, it would reassert the Fed’s independence by distancing itself from the administration’s policies.

 

Third, it would conserve much-needed ammunition [lower interest rates in the future to restimulate an economy in recession], allowing the Fed to avoid further interest-rate cuts at a time when rates are already very low.

It’s clear from Dudley’s op-ed that he’s miffed that the president had the audacity to criticize repeatedly the actions of the Fed. Other presidents have studiously avoided any public appearance of pressuring the Fed, but not The Donald. Wrote Dudley:

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Warren About to Learn that Crowd Size Means Nothing; Credibility Means Everything

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 

Elizabeth Warren has a credibility problem that simply won’t go away. The label Donald Trump tattooed on her public persona back in 2016 has stuck. If she wins the Democrat Party’s nomination for president, he can be counted upon to remind voters of her inability to escape the moniker he so skillfully applied: “Pocahontas.”

As Bill Scher, the liberal counterpart to a conservative foil on his Bloggingheads TV show, wrote in Politico: “If she becomes the Democratic nominee for president, Warren would still face a ‘Pocahontas’ problem, one that threatens the core of her candidacy.”

That core would be credibility, most of which she lost when reports surfaced that she

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Do Warren’s Crowds Mean Anything This Early?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, August 27, 2019: 

Following Sunday’s speech in Seattle to a crowd estimated by her campaign staff to be 15,000, Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren exuded: “I just think it’s a sign that people are ready for change in Washington.” Chris Cillizza, CNN’s editor-at-large, called that number “pretty impressive” and said that it was an “indicator of organic energy” by her followers and “suggests [that] Warren is on the rise.”

Cillizza also warned that “the 15,000 number came from Warren’s campaign so take it with a grain of salt.”

A large grain of salt.

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Trump Is Keeping Another Campaign Promise: A Robust Economy

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 23, 2019: 

President Donald J. Trump has kept so many of his campaign promises that there are websites dedicated to keeping track of them. Others spend lots of their digital ink keeping up with them.

For instance, in the first 18 months of his first term, the Federalist Papers website lists 60 promises he has kept while PromisesKept.com lists so many that it has listed them by category: economy, jobs, immigration, foreign policy, national defense, etc.

One primary promise has yet to be fulfilled:

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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