Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The flood of refugees from Syria and other Middle East countries that the Obama Administration is preparing to distribute to communities across the nation raises very real and understandable security concerns among government officials at the state and local levels, and among the citizenry generally.  It is, of course, facile for President Obama to proclaim piously that he "is not a afraid."  With the full protection of the U.S. Secret Service, the armed forces, and every law enforcement agency in the country protecting him, why should he fret?  The rest of us are not quite so lucky.

Whether we, or any nation, has any moral obligation to throw open its doors and accept tens of thousands of Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees at this (or any) juncture, and whether it is fiscally prudent for us to do so when we already are drowning in entitlement spending, are questions worthy of vigorous political debate.

In many respects, however, as important as are the security and fiscal concerns that accompany a plan to bring in tens of thousands of refugees from suspect nations and backgrounds, are the fundamental legal and constitutional questions that arise when the federal government imperiously claims absolute power to bring into the country whoever it wants and place them in whatever communities it wants, regardless of whether those states and counties want or can afford to maintain them.  This is why so many governors have declared their states will not be a party to such irresponsibility.  The federalism question underlying such concerns is why the Administration's actions and threats should be challenged in court.

There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline "GOP Surrenders on Obamacare." The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life.

Those Republicans might want to reconsider. A series of developments in recent days suggests the Affordable Care Act is in perilous condition and could become even more troubled in months to come.

UnitedHealth, the nation's largest health care company, recently announced huge losses from the sale of Obamacare plans and threatened to pull out of the exchanges altogether. "We cannot sustain these losses," CEO Stephen Hemsley said. "We can't really subsidize a marketplace that doesn't appear at the moment to be sustaining itself."

The news came on top of weeks of reports of rising costs for consumers. "Insurers have raised premiums steeply for the most popular plans at the same time they have boosted out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles, copays and coinsurance in many of their offerings," The Wall Street Journal reported.

Spencer, PJM: CNN’s Amanpour Shames US for Not Taking Unvettable Refugees…Then Fails to Vet Her Muslim Guest
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Spencer, PJM: CNN’s Amanpour Shames US for Not Taking Unvettable Refugees…Then Fails to Vet Her Muslim Guest
Over at PJ Media today I discuss CNN “journalist” Christiane Amanpour’s manifest bias and hypocrisy: CNN’s Christiane Amanpour believes “we can all afford to be human” regarding the Syrian refugees. Recently, she condemned the U.S. and other countries for not letting them enter the homeland, despite FBI Director James Comey’s testimony explaining that vetting this population is […]
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Governor Mike Pence sued for blocking Syrian ‘refugees’

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Further proof that groups like the ACLU have long outlived their usefulness and have now become weaponized by the enemies of freedom.
“Governor sued for blocking Syrian refugees,” By Cheryl Chumley, WND, November 24, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a lawsuit against Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, accusing the chief executive of violating the Constitution by blocking Syrian refugees from his state.
“This lawsuit is calling out Governor Pence on his unconstitutional bluff,” said Judy Rabinovitz, deputy legal director of the ACLU’s immigrants’ rights project, in a press release. “He does not have the power to pick and choose between which lawfully admitted refugees he is willing to accept. Singling out...

Today, Wednesday, November 25th on RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on CPR Worldwide Media from 2 to 4pm EST, Craig Andresen and Diane Sori welcome their special guest, Secretary General of the Jordanian Coalition of Opposition Mudar Zahran, and discussed will be all things Syria, Jordan, Putin, and Obama.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ISIS on US Campus: ‘We are coming’

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Obama says, #refugeeswelcome.
That looks like ‘Jew’ on the second line. Just sayin’.
‘We are coming’: Pro-ISIS messages at U.S. college
‘Unfortunately, this is the world we live in today’
(CLEVELAND.CBSLOCAL) — YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Pro-ISIS messages have been found on an Ohio college campus.
The Vindicator reports rocks in the center of Youngstown State University’s campus were defaced with ISIS messages stating, “We are coming,” “France Deserves Destruction,” and “YSU supports ISIS.”
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) — Pro-ISIS messages have been found on an Ohio college campus.
How could America have twice elected a president who not only can't stand America but also won't perform his constitutional duty of defending it?
Even some former administration officials and rank-and-file Democrats are finally recognizing that there is something strange about a commander in chief who declines to listen to his advisers on terrorism, won't read their daily briefings and is uninterested in their threat assessments.

It's sad that so many refused to take Obama seriously when he promised to fundamentally transform America. It's inexcusable that the media and so many naive voters believed that his radical past and his ongoing affiliation with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's racist church were irrelevant. It's disgraceful that a man who pledged to unite America on race, gender and income groups has intentionally polarized us to a point not seen since the 1960s. It's contemptible that he has used his office to alienate citizens from law enforcement officials throughout the nation. It's abominable that he is systematically dismantling our defense capabilities and approaching foreign policy as if his actions and inactions had no more consequences than a chalkboard exercise by a clique of airheaded leftist professors in their faculty lounge.
Canada to Refuse Entry to Single Male Syrian Refugees  
Cortney O'Brien / Townhall Tipsheet
Canada is not taking any chances when it comes to its new influx of Syrian refugees. While the country is preparing to accept about 25,000 migrants by the end of the year, security concerns have convinced officials they should leave out a key demographic: single males.
The federal government's much-anticipated Syrian refugee plan will limit those accepted into Canada to women, children and families only, CBC News has learned.
Sources tell CBC News that to deal with some ongoing concerns around security, unaccompanied men seeking asylum will not be part of the program.
To put the number 25,000 into perspective, that is about the population of Canada's Yukon Territory. Most of the women and children refugees entering Canada will be placed in military bases upon arrival, CBC reports, before being relocated throughout the country.

The Canadian government’s decision to bar unaccompanied males comes after last weekend’s terror in Paris, when eight suspected radical terrorists killed over 129 people.

Single men are most vulnerable to being seduced by ISIS. They are told they will be powerful and performing these extreme, violent acts are moral necessities in order to establish a militant Islamic caliphate, NY Magazine explains.

Meanwhile, our own Syrian refugee program will allow up to 100,000 migrants to enter the country by the end of 2017. President Obama has tried to ensure us our vetting process is “rigorous,” yet 34 governors aren’t so sure, refusing to let even one refugee in their respective states until their security concerns are addressed.

Is this one instance when we should follow the example of our northern neighbor?
American Destroyer Passes French Frigate And Gives Amazing Show Of Respect
The USS Carney was on a patrol of the Atlantic Ocean, heading out from its port in Rota, Spain shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

As they began their patrol they approached the French frigate Jean de Vienne.

Commanding officer Cmdr. Kenneth Picard made the call for passing honors. Lead the way, Picard flew a French flag from the yardram and all the sailors aboard lined up to salute the Jean de Vienne.

But what was most amazing was what Picard radioed to the French vessel:

“Friends always, allies forever, in defense of liberty.”

From Rare:

After the Paris attacks, Americans everywhere have been showing their solidarity with the people of France. The military is no exception.

The USS Carney, an Arleigh-Burke class missile destroyer, has been deployed to Rota, Spain. While conducting a patrol in the Atlantic Ocean, they encountered the French frigate Jean de Vienne. And like so many other Americans since ISIS attacked Paris, the sailors on board took a moment to show that they stand with France.

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Five more Syrians stopped at Texas border — 13 in the past week
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Five more Syrians stopped at Texas border — 13 in the past week
Obama is avid to bring in Syrian refugees legally. So why sneak in, unless one has nefarious plans? “Five Syrians Stopped at Laredo International Bridge One,” by Valerie Gonzalez,, November 21, 2015: Five more Syrians have been stopped at a Laredo port of entry on Friday. This brings the total number of Syrians seeking […]
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