Why Trump Won’t Lose Many Voters Over Syria


by , EPPC, October 15, 2019  The Washington Post

Trump’s rash decision to remove U.S. troops from northern Syria has received harsh criticism from the foreign policy establishment of both parties. That blowback may lead him to reconsider his decision. But if he doesn’t, don’t expect him to lose much voter support over it.

Americans are not focused on foreign policy right now. They do focus on it when American lives are directly threatened, as many perceived was the case a few years back when the Islamic State was growing and terrorist attacks around the globe were frequently in the news. But that’s not the case today. A recent Economist/You Gov poll asked voters about 15 issues, including the war in Afghanistan and foreign policy more broadly. Both were listed by a mere 1 percent as their most important priority, tied for last among all the issues polled.

Voters are also not especially favorable to U.S. involvement in conflicts such as the one in Syria when they do think about foreign policy. The Center for American Progress recently released a comprehensive poll detailing voter attitudes about U.S. foreign policy. The results should worry backers of the foreign policy status quo.

The poll shows significant support for arguments the president has used previously to justify his departures from traditional foreign policy goals. Only 45 percent strongly agreed with the statement that the United States has “a duty to engage in world affairs and help our allies maintain safety and security.” A mere 35 percent strongly agreed that “maintaining an active military presence in other countries is necessary to … protect our people”. And 52 percent strongly agreed with the statement that “we should focus more on helping people here at home instead of getting involved in trying to help people in other parts of the world.”

Republican voters in particular were likelier to agree with more Trumpian views toward foreign policy. Sixty-two percent of Republicans strongly agreed with the statement that we should focus more on people at home. A whopping 74 percent of Republicans — joined by 55 percent of independents — strongly agree that “other countries should pay more for their own security needs and stop expecting the United States to be the world’s policeman.” Only 43 percent of Republicans strongly agree that the United States should help its allies maintain their security, and only 36 percent strongly agree that the United States has a responsibility to promote human rights and basic living standards for people no matter where they live.


1 reaction Share

The New York Times 1619 Project

In 1619, we had a great event in world history and a great event in American history

In 1619 in Germany, Johannes Kepler published his fabled third law of planetary motion. This law asserts that the square of the time of revolution of a planet is proportional to the cube of the distance the planet is from the sun. The proportion is the same for all the planets! Isaac Newton later utilized Kepler's three laws of motion in combination with Galileo's law of falling bodies to prove the laws of universal gravitation.

Also in 1619, the English colony of Virginia set up the first democratically elected legislative assembly in North America. They called it the Virginia General Assembly. The idea of democracy and representation in government later spread to all 13 English colonies and then to the United States Constitution.

But alas, the New York Times 1619 Project is not about these events. The NYT 1619 Project is about 20 indentured servants from a Dutch ship brought to the English colony of Virginia in 1619.

Indentured servants were already in Virginia in 1619, they had been brought there shortly after the colony was founded in 1607. But the earlier indentured servants were white Europeans, while the 1619 indentured servants were black Africans. From 1619 until the 1660s, white and black indentured servants worked side-by-side. The servants typically worked for seven to 14 years, then gained freedom and a plot of their own land. A great source for this time period in Virginia is American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund Morgan.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Political Realignment Is Coming to America

by Edward Ring, American Greatness - September 26th, 2019

Just over three years ago, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking at a fundraiser in New York City, characterized half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.” And for more than three years, Trump, along with everyone who supports him, has been subjected to passionate hatred from nearly everyone who would rather have seen Clinton elected.

It might be tempting to return the favor and hate back. That not only would be a tactical mistake—since you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar—but also inaccurate targeting. There are a surprising number of liberals, progressives, and even socialists, who are not only anti-Clinton, but are begrudgingly, and increasingly, capable of seeing the positive side of the Trump presidency.

A very early indication of this came in October 2016, when John Pilger published in the London Progressive Journal an influential article titled, “Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump.” Pilger, notwithstanding his socialist leanings, is a world-renowned journalist and filmmaker of undeniable courage and integrity.

In an eloquent tirade notable for its many, many examples of how Hillary Clinton is a murderous establishment puppet, this observation by Pilger summed it up: “She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.”

Sound familiar? And wow, how that system has tried, and continues to try to take down Trump. READ it HERE

1 reaction Share

The Trump ideology in full: UN speech outlines nationalist blueprint

by Rob Crilly The Washington Examiner | September 25, 2019 

President Trump set out a nationalist worldview on Tuesday, attacking globalism and delivering a comprehensive account of how his vision informs policies on everything from trade to abortion.

“The future does not belong to globalists,” he told the United Nations General Assembly, a body founded on a globalist consensus. “The future belongs to patriots."

“The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country unique," he said.

This time around, there were no pithy epithets like the "Rocket Man" jibe he directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his first appearance at the U.N. Nor did the audience — always a tough one for Trump — break into disbelieving laughter as they did last year at the claim his administration had accomplished more “than almost any administration in the history of our country.”

Instead, Teleprompter Trump steered away from cheap shots and expansive claims to deliver a speech that, three years after coming to power, emphasized how his "America First" slogan was being put into practice.

It suggested a systematic approach to foreign policy, according to James Carafano of the Herit READ it HERE

1 reaction Share

Child Hostages Obey Their Climate Captors

The emotional, physical, and intellectual damage wrought by the climate change movement now is coming into clear view. It’s an outcome that should enrage every parent.

by  Julie Kelly, American Greatness  - September 19th, 2019

On Friday, schoolchildren around the world will be prompted to walk out of class as part of the “Global Climate Strike.” These young “climate strikers” will protest alleged inaction on climate change and promote an end to fossil fuel use.

“Our house is on fire—let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone,” the event’s website warns.

It is the latest stunt orchestrated by the international climate cabal and yet another example of how the Left shamelessly exploits and manipulates children to propagandize any cause. (Think of the high school students in Parkland, Florida.) But this time, the climate cabal is using a special-needs teenager from Sweden to indoctrinate more children and adults with climate change dogma.

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old from Stockholm—which is ironic because the teen exhibits many traits associated with a hostage attempting to please her captors.

In a way, Thunberg is not the face of a climate crisis but an alarming example of how the climate cabal has needlessly terrified two generations of young people. The emotional, physical, and intellectual damage wrought by the climate change movement now is coming into clear view and it’s an outcome that should enrage every parent. READ it HERE

1 reaction Share

The Greatness Agenda Trump’s Economic Warfare


Many mainstream economists oppose economic sanctions, saying either they don’t work or they violate the global system of free trade. They are wrong on both counts.

by Theodore Roosevelt MallochAmerican Greatness  September 9th, 2019

Economic warfare is defined as “the use of, or the threat to use, economic means against a country in order to weaken its economy and thereby reduce its political and military power.”

Such nonmilitary, yet essentially warlike activity includes the use of economic means to compel a given adversary to alter its policies or behavior or to undermine its ability to conduct normal relations with other countries.

These economic means stop short of outright and overt physical engagement or battle, but they seek remedies and have real, measurable consequences; some of those measures today take an electronic or digital form in the case of crypto war.  

Common forms of economic warfare include trade embargoes, boycotts, sanctions, tariff discrimination, the freezing of capital assets, suspension of aid, the prohibition of investment and other capital flows, and expropriation.

Trump has used all of them, and more often than past presidents; they have come to define both his own image and his very foreign strategy. READ it HERE


1 reaction Share

Market Fundamentalism or Love of Country?

by Henry Olsen, American Greatness January 8th, 2019 (Yes, that old but worth reading again!)

 Tucker Carlson’s much-discussed monologue last week leaves much to be desired. But factual errors or rhetorical excesses are not why it attracted vociferous criticism on the American Right. What really set the critics off is Tucker’s underlying moral premise: American republicanism sometimes requires public restraint of private vice, even in the sphere of economics.

The fact that this is even a debatable premise speaks volumes as to why American conservatism has struggled to become a majority for nearly 90 years. And the fact that this is the bottom line of President Trump’s approach to economics speaks more volumes as to why he swept the Republican field and won the White House.

Carlson and Trump agree that American business owners have long since stopped thinking they owe anything to American workers or communities because they are American. They contend too many American executives, responsible only to shareholders who in turn value only the highest monetary return possible, are unconcerned about whom they contract with so long as the contracts are upheld. Nearly everyone concedes this is how business operates today; the question is whether correcting or influencing this is a proper matter for public action.

Read it HERE

1 reaction Share

'Ilhan Omar stole my husband and ruined our marriage,' alleges DC mother

By Bobby Harr  American Thinker, August 28, 2019

Dr. Beth Mynette, a mom from Washington, D.C., is making new bombshell allegations against her soon to be ex-husband, Tim Mynett, and self-proclaimed "intersectional feminist" Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).  The claims made by Beth specifically relate to the intimate relationship between the "colleagues" and how it's destroyed her marriage, according to the New York Post.

Beth Mynette alleges that Tim, a political consultant to Omar since 2018, admitted having an affair with the freshman congresswoman to his wife back in April and even declared his love for her.  Despite Beth's attempt to "fight for the marriage" and work things out, her disgraced husband proceeded with the divorce filings.

After roughly seven years of marriage, the couple physically separated around April 7 of this year, just after Tim delivered the news to Beth on his alleged affair and proclaimed love for the congresswoman.  Omar also separated from her husband recently, according to reports.

The former couple has a 13-year-old son together whom Beth is seeking primary custody of due to Tim's "extensive travel" with Omar, which is not part of his job description, according to the documents.


Add your reaction Share

Why Trump El Paso Pic Triggered the Left

American Spectator,  August 12, 2019

We have long ago become inured to Democratic politicization of mass shootings and the accompanying tirades against President Trump suggesting he is somehow responsible for these atrocities. Consequently, the Left’s exploitation of the recent massacres in the cause of gun control was all too predictable. This time, however, they added a new ruse to their rhetorical repertoire. After El Paso and Dayton, Democrats failed to dissuade Trump from visiting the victims, an omission they would have inevitably denounced as callous, the Left went berserk when he and the First Lady posed for a photo with an infant survivor of the El Paso shooting and two relatives.

The phony outrage erupted when the First Lady posted a tweet about the El Paso and Dayton visits that contained a photo featuring herself holding the baby, Paul Anchondo, and his Uncle Tito with his arm around the president. Why would this upset anyone? Well, it turns out that Tito Anchondo, like his brother Andre — who was killed shielding his son from the gunfire — is a Trump supporter. This photo undermines two carefully cultivated leftist myths: that Hispanics by definition disapprove of Trump and that he is a Mexican-hating racist. This was too much for the Democrats and their media allies, who, with characteristic hypocrisy, attacked Trump for politicizing the tragedies.

But as NPR reported, Tito Anchondo doesn’t see it that way and suggests that his brother would also have rejected the claim: “My brother was very supportive of Trump.” To Democratic claims that Trump’s rhetoric has incited mass shootings, he said, “I think people are misconstruing President Trump’s ideas.” He also told NPR, “We should be coming together as a country at this time instead of threatening each other with hate messages.” Anchondo told the AP on Friday that Trump “was just there to give his condolences and he was just being a human being.” The Democrats aren’t having any of this, of course. READ it HERE


1 reaction Share

Giving the Devil His Due

by Paul Kengor, Aug. 9, 2019 Crisis Magazine

I wrote here at Crisis back in March 2018 about the all-too-common link between mass shooters and fatherlessness. That was in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida incident. Looking at a list of the worst mass shooters in U.S. history, it was clear that the vast majority came from broken families lacking a consistent biological father throughout their rearing and development. Very few had good, stable dads.

That’s a sad situation. It’s also sad, I noted, that our culture’s fundamental transformers are dedicated to a new family structure that, by definition, deliberately excludes dads. Same-sex-“married” mothers are homes without dads. Worse, the cultural revolutionaries are also committed to fostering homes that deliberately exclude moms: same-sex-“married” fathers are homes without moms. And if we dare urge caution or question the wisdom of these structures, then we’re the insensitive ones. More than that, we’re bigots, homophobes, haters.

Obviously, this doesn’t mean that every fatherless home is a dead-ringer candidate to produce a mass shooter. That would be a ridiculous generalization. There is, however, a long-acknowledged pattern of notable social problems for children raised in fatherless homes.  READ it HERE

1 reaction Share