Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How The Democrats Will Lose in 2020

How The Democrats Will Lose in 2020
His job approval rating has not crossed 50 percent for a single day of his presidency. He's currently riding as high as he ever has in the RealClearPolitics poll average -- and that's 41 percent. Statistics guru Nate Silver estimates that "the approval rating at which an incumbent candidate goes from being an underdog to a favorite for re-election is somewhere in the high 40s." Furthermore, Democrats are favored to retake the House of Representatives in 2018 -- they've been dramatically outperforming their poll numbers in special elections.

And there's always the possibility that the economy will tank: America has experienced an economic downturn at least once per decade for the past several decades, and our last serious downturn was in 2009.

With all of that said, Democrats can still find a way to blow this.

They could blow this in the same way they blew 2016: by picking a candidate based on intersectional concerns rather than capacity to unify Americans, and by slandering half the country.

BREAKING: DOJ Wins Lawsuit Against California, Gets Green Light for Border Wall
Late last year California sued the Trump administration in an effort to block the construction of a wall along the southern border of the state with Mexico.
Democratic attorneys general including California’s Xavier Becerra have sued the Trump administration on a range of issues.

The border wall lawsuit filed in a San Diego federal court alleges that Trump’s wall violates federal environmental standards, as well as constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and states’ rights.

The lawsuit asks a judge to stop the administration from building the wall until it demonstrates compliance with environmental laws, and issue an order that the Department of Homeland Security cannot waive any federal guidelines in order to facilitate the project.

Iran: Women protesting against hijab to be charged with inciting prostitution, jailed for up to ten years
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

The idea behind the “inciting prostitution” charge is that it is women’s responsibility to prevent men from being tempted. If she takes off her hijab, she is inviting them to be tempted. And that’s tantamount to prostitution, in the Sharia-wracked minds of Khamenei and Rouhani. “Women protesting against wearing the hijab in Iran will be […]
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Motion filed in lawsuit over terror-tied CAIR curriculum: ISLAMOPHOBIA and proselytizing for Islam and at San Diego School District
Chip, chip, chip away at them the way they’ve chipped, chipped, chipped away at the very foundation of our free society.

I applaud the parents working to save their school from terror-tied infiltration. They are not just saving their children, but the all the children exposed to this sharia, propaganda and proselytizing.


Special Treatment for One Religion Over Another is a Violation of the Constitution    
San Diego, Calif. Yesterday, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund filed a motion for preliminary injunction in its case Citizens for Quality of Education, et al. v San Diego School District Unified, et al. to prevent the school from moving forward on its “Anti-Islamophobia” initiative as a means of combatting potential bullying of Muslim students.
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RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...for those who missed last night's show (or who just want to listen in again) where Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discussed Amb. Nikki Haley putting both Saeb Erekat and Mahmoud Abbas in their place; a new mental disease afflicting liberals; and important news of the can listen to it at your convenience on SoundCloud at:


Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Today, Tuesday, February 27th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss Amb. Nikki Haley putting both Saeb Erekat and Mahmoud Abbas in their place; a new mental disease afflicting liberals; and important news of the day.

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The Cowards vs. The Pitbull in a Dress
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator, Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up.”
 - U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley rocks...there is no other way to say it and I cannot say it enough. John Bolton revisited and so very long overdue.

A strong woman...a woman of conviction...I applaud Ambassador Haley for her “bitch slapping” PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat across his chauvinistic, sharia-wanting, disrespectful face after he said to her at a recent U.N. meeting that she "needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not the problem."

Oh really...if the Palestinian leadership is not the problem in regards to the farce known as the Israeli/Palestinian anything but peace talks, then I ask Mr. Erekat who or what exactly is the problem.

But he can't answer that or better yet he dare not answer that for Saeb Erekat knows it will not serve him well if he let the truth be known that it's actually the entirety of the made-up people known as the Palestinians who are the problem...a problem consisting of the sum of its parts starting at the top with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas clear on down to the littlest child being trained today to be tomorrow's terrorist-in-waiting.

And what started this altercation between Haley and was Ambassador Haley's previously stated words before the U.N.'s Security Council where she rightfully called out Palestinian Authority President and 'supposed' peace broker Mahmoud Abbas for remarks he gave back in mid-January in a speech before the PLO's Central Council in Ramallah.

Incendiary words chosen just to inflame the passions of the Palestinians and their supporters, Abbas' speech not only deliberately and with much malice intended, ignored any and all legitimate Jewish and Israeli claims and ties to both the Holy Land and to Jerusalem proper, but where Abbas also stated that during the Holocaust years Europe's Jews “willingly chose” to undergo “murder and slaughter” instead of emigrating to what was then British-held Palestine. Then adding that Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, “imported” Jews from Yemen and Iraq to Israel against their will to deliberately “stir up trouble in Arab countries,” it was clear that Abbas's remarks were that of a man who in no way sought peace...and who in reality never really did.

And Abbas continuing on by saying that, “Ben-Gurion did not want Middle Eastern Jews to come [to Israel]...but when he saw the vast land, he was forced to bring Middle Eastern Jews...that didn’t want to come. From Yemen they flew 50,000 Jews...They didn’t suffice with 50,000 Jews. Then they went to Iraq, which had large reserves of Jews.”

“Reserves of Jews”...what pray tell did Abbas mean by “reserves of Jews?” And when he claimed that this was all accomplished by Israeli politicians making deals with Iraqi politicians ..."deals to take away the citizenship of Jews and force them to emigrate,” Abbas' claims became but the stuff of a madman's delusions.

And his reasoning behind these ridiculous statements... according to Abbas' own words it was because he believed that the State of Israel was formed as “a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism,” as it was created solely to safeguard European interests. In fact, Abbas reiterated his previously stated demand that Britain apologize for its 1917 Balfour Declaration, which endorsed the idea of a Jewish state, because according to Abbas the history of the British-Jewish connection to Palestine actually reached back to the rule of Oliver Cromwell in 1653, which is decidedly untrue.

"He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers," correctly said Ambassador Haley about Abbas's comments.

So what is Abbas but a man buying into the lying rhetoric he probably helped write for Mahmoud Abbas is ever so desperately trying to rewrite history to better serve his and his anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, anti-American cohorts unabashedly nefarious agenda. And he's doing so by deliberately choosing to ignore the fact that the Jewish people, both biblically and historically, have deep connections and ties to the land of Israel including having had Israel see long periods of sovereignty back when the land was under the rule of the great Jewish Kings Saul, David and Solomon.

And know that Abbas in spewing his what amounts to islamic propaganda in Ramallah, was doing so to further push forward Iran's islamic agenda that would see the current Jewish State of Israel...Iran's called “Little Satan”...being wiped off the map and then to claim all of Israel as the Palestinian's homeland with Jerusalem as its capital.

The Levant finally realized...or so Abbas thinks...or so Abbas hopes.

And this is the man that Israel...that BiBi supposed to broker peace I don't think so...for how can peace be  Mahmoud Abbas' true objective when he neither understands nor will he entertain the fact that the Jewish people have both a biblical and a legal claim to the whole of the U.N. mandated modern Jewish State of Israel. And dare we forget that Abbas' demanding a two-state solution would be the death-knell for Israel for this is the very man who has never once said that the Jewish State of Israel has a right to exist.

Simply, peace will never be achieved while Mahmoud Abbas is the man brokering the 'supposed' peace talks for Abbas is but a man hiding behind the mask of saying that he wants peace but doing everything possible so that there can be no peace. And that includes him having met just a few weeks ago with the ultimate wolf-in-sheep's-clothing, King Abdullah II of Jordan, the man who says he's Israel's friend but who in reality is anything but.

In fact, during his meeting with Jordan’s king...a meeting that was nothing but a U.N. generated push-back against President Trump's recognizing an undivided Jerusalem as Israel's capital...Abdullah assured Abbas that he, as a 'supposed' respected voice on the international stage, will always defend what he called the so-called “legitimate rights” of the Palestinians to independence along with them having a capital in East Jerusalem.

And Abdullah does so even knowing well that the so-called Palestinians are actually Jordanians who he refuses to allow to come home...and he does this while still refusing to give full rights to those Palestinians that already call Jordan home.

And so, both men agreed to coordinate positions saying that, “great efforts are now being made to limit the damage” done by the U.S. recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital especially now that President Trump has said that the issue of Jerusalem is “off the table.” But what Abdullah willingly chooses to ignore is that he has now taken sides not just against Israel but against our country as well for Abdullah forgets that Jordan is a U.S. ally as well as Jordan being a major recipient of U.S. economic and military aid...both of which, I believe, now need to be immediately discontinued.

And Israel...and Netanyahu...need to add Jordan and its backstabbing king to the list of Arab...of muslim...countries wishing for Israel's demise.

Now remember what I said earlier, that Mahmoud Abbas really does not want peace and to that affect I offer you this as proof. Just last Tuesday when the U.N. Security Council again convened a meeting on what they call “the Palestinian question,” Mahmoud Abbas showed the world exactly what he and the Palestinian Authority really thinks about peace.

In his address Abbas listed his demands including that there must be a “suspension of the decision regarding Jerusalem and halting the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.” And immediately upon his last word, Mahmoud Abbas and his minions got up and walked out of the Council chamber, knowing full well that the next two scheduled speakers were to be Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

See Abbas and his minions walking out before Ambassadors Danny Danon and Nikki Haley are to speak here:

“I expected Mr. Abbas to stay with us and have a dialogue...unfortunately he’s once again running away,” said Ambassador Danon but really, that is what cowards and phonies do...they run for fear of being confronted and being exposed to the truth, and in Abbas' case that truth is that he really does not want peace.

In fact, Mahmoud Abbas is actually an obstructionist to peace for Abbas knows well that the Palestinian issue brings in big bucks and that he is one of those benefiting directly from those big why upset the status-quo and risk losing his ever increasing bank account.

And Ambassador Haley's response to what amounts to being deliberately demeaned and shunned is that instead of her ignoring Abbas she stood strong and hit the now gone PLO president head on. Saying that, “The United States stands ready to work with the Palestinian leadership,” and that “Our negotiators are sitting right behind me, ready to talk. But we will not chase after you. The choice, Mr. President, is yours”...what Haley actually did was tell the Palestinians they had but two in either go on a “path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence” or to follow a “path of negotiation and compromise”...a path that for now “remains open to the Palestinian leadership if only it is courageous enough to take it."

Unfortunately, Abbas, as expected, chose the cowardly path by walking out taking with him Saed 'shut up' Erekat. Both sharia endorsing men now showing the world that they indeed are afraid of Nikki Haley and the words emanating from what they consider a mere girl... one really needs to see both the irony and shamefulness in that.

But if truth be told the entirety of these 'supposed' peace talks is now and has always been but a sham on the Palestinian's side for peace based upon the sovereign nation of Israel giving up even one inch of its precious land...which is what the Palestinians want...instead of working towards a peace based upon changing the Palestinian's mindset regarding Israel’s right to exist as the nation/state of the Jewish people, coupled with accepting as fact the Jewish people's sole historical and biblical connection to the Holy Land and to Jerusalem...will never see their misguided brand of peace working out nor will it ever come to fruition. And President Trump rightfully knows this.

And why...because the PLO, the Palestinian Authority, and their terrorist arm Hamas, continue to promote and instigate violence and terrorism as a way to seek Israel’s destruction by using the 'so-called' Palestinian people as their current favored weapon of choice. A true Pandora's box of the true reality that peace will never be brokered and the other the pretending that peace could be at hand if only Israel acquiesces to the demands of its enemies. And this sees the ones suffering the most being the 'so-called' Palestinians themselves for they already have a homeland lying just east of the Jordan River, but it's headed by a king who simply does not want to let them in.

So the U.N. supported pro-Palestinian banter will continue to drone on with nothing of substance being accomplished, especially when the now officially "off the table" issue of Jerusalem (and with this May's U.S. embassy groundbreaking...groundbreaking designed to coincide with Israel's 70th Independence Day) was something the Palestinians knew... something that Abbas knew...would always be the case. But know that Ambassador Nikki Haley will continue to shine while at the very same time still being disrespected by the very same ones she is trying to help...and all I can say is I hope that Nikki Haley never shuts up.

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Today, Tuesday, February 27th from 7to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss Amb. Nikki Haley putting both Saeb Erekat and Mahmoud Abbas in their place; a new mental disease afflicting liberals; and important news of the day.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Just a Thought...
A History of Accomplishing Nothing
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

U.S. embassy groundbreaking in Jerusalem is scheduled for May 14th specifically designated to coincide with Israel's 70th Independence Day Anniversary. I love it as what a powerful message this sends to the Arab world...the useless undeveloped Arab world replete with sharia law, slavery, unending violence, and 7th century barbarians now dangerously equipped with 21st century weapons.

Telling the world that America will open our embassies where we damn well please while at the same time honoring our close ties to and friendship with the Jewish state and the Jewish people, President Trump is now showing the world who we believe has the right to the Holy Land.

The Holy Land...God's promise to the Jewish people...sees Israel in just 70 short years becoming a world leader in security, medicine, science, technology, and religious freedom...just to name a few...while the Arabs have accomplishing next to nothing in all the years they claim once named Palestine as their homeland.

In fact, this accomplishing nothing can be seen as far back as the turn of the 20th century when a British archeologist wrote in his journal that, "in the more than 1,000 years of Arabs living in Palestine (as it was then called) not a single road, building, town, village or city had been constructed. No schools, hospitals, businesses. Nothing to show that they had even been there."

Said a lot then...still says a lot now.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Fails to Receive California Democratic Party Endorsement

During the California Democratic Party's annual convention this week, delegates voted on who to endorse during the primary.
Things were shaken up when Sen. Dianne Feinstein's primary opponent, progressive state Senate leader Kevin de León, won 54 percent of the vote, POLITICO reported. Feinstein came in with just 37 percent of the vote.

Although neither candidate secured the 60 percent voted needed to secure an endorsement, de León is chalking the results up to a victory.

“The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo,” de León said in a prepared statement, POLITICO reported. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”

Throughout the convention, de León painted Feinstein as an out-of-touch politician who is no longer in line with the Democratic Party's values.

“Real leadership, moral clarity, is always doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. It should never take a primary challenge for California’s leadership to stand up for California values,” de León said, The Sacramento Bee reported...

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Iraqi archbishop: “Crisis of violence in Islam must be addressed openly and honestly”

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

It is good that the Archbishop of Erbil was able to say this at Franciscan University, but it is unlikely he will get much of a hearing in other Catholic circles. Pope Francis has essentially dogmatized the falsehood that Islam is a Religion of Peace. This false claim has become a superdogma in the Catholic […]
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The overgrown kid in the ball-pit decides what speech is good and what’s forbidden

Facebook and Google Comply With Sharia Law
“Facebook is Mark, and Mark is Facebook.” “Mark has 60 percent voting rights for Facebook. So you have one individual, 33 years old, who has basically full control of the experience of 2 billion people around the world. That’s unprecedented. Even the president of the United States has checks and balances. At Facebook, it’s really this one person.” (Verge)
The groovy t-shirt-turtleneck vibe may keep the great unwashed under their spell, but it’s the shared political ideology with the left that keeps these corporate managers free from accountability.

The guy in the ball-pit decides what’s good and what’s forbidden.

Never in modern history has such immense power been in the hands of so few:
“And then, a week after telling the world about “meaningful interactions,” Zuckerberg announced another change that seemed to answer these concerns, after a fashion. For the first time in the company’s history, he said in a note posted to his personal page, Facebook will start to boost certain publishers—ones whose content is “trustworthy, informative, and local.” For the past year, Facebook has been developing algorithms to hammer publishers whose content is fake; now it’s trying to elevate what’s good. (Wired)
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Just a Thought...
Our Embassy Is Moving
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

Kudos must again go out to President Trump as it is now being reported that he will officially announce the move of our U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018...the 70th anniversary of the day the U.N. and the world finally recognized the Jewish people's right to their homeland.

And to the muslims now having a hissy-fit...the fact is that Israel...all Israel...belongs to the Jews...always has and always will...and President Trump has made that official with our May 14th embassy groundbreaking. Now it would be in your best interest to accept that as fact for nothing you savages do or say will ever change that hard and fast reality.

Kellyanne: Tax Cuts 'Real, Serious Dough, Not Exactly Crumbs,' Dems Will Have to Explain Their No Votes 

Kellyanne: Tax Cuts 'Real, Serious Dough, Not Exactly Crumbs,' Dems Will Have to Explain Their No Votes National Harbor, MD – White House advisor Kellyanne Conway spoke Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference about the tangible benefits of the tax cuts for Americans. She said that people are starting to realize that they are directly benefitting from the tax cuts and that Democrats will have some explaining to do as this realization spreads.

Conway said that the cuts mean “more Americans will pay zero percent in taxes and we’ll have a tax bracket of zero percent for some Americans and that the first 24,000 dollars for a married couple isn’t taxed…that means everybody got a tax cut.”

“At the very basic principle,” she said, “it’s freedom. It’s that you get to hang on to more of your hard-earned money.”

She called it a shame that “people were lied to that the tax cut wasn’t going to happen, couldn’t pass, and that if it did it would benefit the wealthy and the well-connected where the previous code already had.”

US confirms Jerusalem embassy opening in May 2018
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

This is one of the most significant things President Trump has done. All the mainstream analysts insisted it was a terrible idea, that moving the embassy would inflame the “Palestinians” and other Muslims, and lead them to riot and kill. They were, in effect, saying yet again that the U.S. must bow to violent intimidation […]
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Pamela Geller: Statement on Today’s Social Media Censorship Panel at CPAC

Many people have been asking me what I think of the CPAC panel on social media censorship that is taking place today.

I submitted this panel proposal to CPAC, as a panel of my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). The work my organization and I do is critical and singular. It addresses the most serious issue of our time. I organized this panel and gave it its focus, title, and speaker roster.

Now Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project (APP) says he is holding the panel anyway, without either me or Hoft, and that it was his panel to which he invited me. In reality, neither Schilling nor the APP nor anyone at CPAC had any hand in the conception or organization of this panel. CPAC’s claim that I was “invited” to this panel that I originated and that I then bowed out is a lie; their running with this panel that I conceived and organized without my authorization or consent is intellectual theft.

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RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...for those who missed last night's show (or who just want to listen in again) where Craig and Diane discussed the Parkland, Florida school shooting...its fallout and ramifications; and important news of the can listen to it at your convenience on SoundCloud at:

Friday, February 23, 2018

Reuters: Kelly, McMaster Mull Resigning


Image: Reuters: Kelly, McMaster Mull Resigning Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said.

Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. They have also convinced Trump of the importance of international alliances, particularly NATO, which he has criticized as not equally sharing its burdens with the United States.

However, all the officials were quick to add that the tensions could blow over, at least for now, as have previous episodes of discord between the president and other top officials who have fallen out of favor, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Asked about sources saying that either National Security Adviser McMaster or Chief of Staff Kelly, or both, might be leaving, White House spokesman Raj Shah on Thursday did not address the possibility. He said, "the president has full confidence in each member of the team." Press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that Trump "still has confidence in General McMaster."

'He Never Went In': The School Resource Officer Failed To Engage Florida Shooter
'He Never Went In': The School Resource Officer Failed To Engage Florida Shooter Fresh off of being featured on a CNN town hall about school shootings, which was really a two-hour television event for anti-gun liberals to bash the National Rifle Association, Broward County Sheriff revealed a disturbing development in the investigation.

The school resource officer failed to immediately engage shooter Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday. It’s part of an ongoing list of failures that don’t stop with local law enforcement. The FBI was warned on January 5 about Cruz and did nothing to follow up on it. FBI Director Chris Wray apologized that protocols were not followed in this matter.

Upon viewing the video footage, the officer in question, Scot Peterson, waited four minutes outside the building. The shooting lasted six minutes. Seventeen people were killed and at least a dozen more were injured. Sheriff Scott Israel said he’s “sick to his stomach” Mr. Peterson never went into the building (via Miami Herald) [emphasis mine].

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Video: Muslims burn piles of diapers because cartoon cat’s whiskers resemble Arabic for Muhammad
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


As we have seen with “Allah,” the style of Arabic characters make it possible to see words anywhere, and insults to Islam as well, if you’re inclined to be outraged all the time. This ridiculous story, which doesn’t seem to be a hoax or parody, shows that Muslims in India don’t have much of anything […]
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Pamela Geller, Breitbart: CPAC Joins the Leftist Social Media Giants in Censoring Conservatives
Here it is: the whole story of how, over the past six months, I worked to get a free speech panel at CPAC — the battles, their ensuing cowardice, and Terry Schilling, a particularly evil liar.

Co-opting my ideas (stealing, really). Terry Schilling’s organization (American Principles Project — the irony)  says they’re organizing the panel anyway, without either me or Hoft. In reality, I organized the panel and gave it its focus; the APP had no hand in it. This is the height of irony: a panel on free speech from which not one, but two speakers have been banned. How can they claim to stand for free speech after dropping a speaker because of pressure from the authoritarian left? What value can a free speech panel have when two free speech leaders were banned from that panel?

The panel is now bitterly ironic. Social media censorship discussed in a heavily censored event.

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Today, Friday, February 23rd from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the Parkland, Florida school shooting...its fallout and ramifications; and important news of the day.

More Guns...Not Less Guns
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“My daughter is in King David cemetery...“Never, ever will I see my kid, it’s an eternity.” 
- Andrew Pollack, the father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack

As we all know by now, last week the fires of hell reached up and touched the small city of Parkland, Florida...a city a bit too close for comfort from my hometown. And while not being directly affected, thank God, I and all my fellow Floridians closely feel the pain of those who lost their loved ones that horrific day. And that pain is forever ingrained in our consciousness as we mourn stolen promises of futures now and forever denied.

And I know this school well for my oldest son participated in many county/state AP math completions there. A large school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drew students from neighboring cities as well as from Parkland itself and was home to over 3,000 students from grade 9 through 12. An A+ rated school, Stoneman Douglas received one of the highest point ratings in the county along with seeing Broward County's 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year award going to their own, Assistant Principal Winfred Porter.

In other words, a school dedicated to academic achievement, leadership skills, advanced technology, and sportsmanship, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an ethnically diverse school not a school one would think of as the former home of one of the devil's disciples for there is no other way to describe the actions of one Nicholas Cruz but to say he might, for a brief moment in time, have even been the incarnate of what many believe is the devil himself.

Graphic warning: see actual student shot footage of the shooting as it happened here:

"It’s not about gun laws right now — that’s another fight, another battle,”  rightfully said Andrew Pollack when he met with President Trump.

Seventeen innocents are now dead because of this one evil young man...seventeen now added to the list of those killed in school shootings that did not have to be for there is a true common denominator in the majority of these in the shooter was a well-documented mentally ill young man. But what is so very disturbing in the Stoneman Douglas shooting is that 19-year old Nikolas Cruz...finally expelled last year for “behavioral issues” including but not limited to his ever constant use of vile and foul language; insulting, bullying, and assaulting his fellow students; disobeying teachers and disrupting classes...first saw his punishment for this then ongoing type of behavior as being merely family counseling and minor suspensions...a slap on the wrist if you will.

But many knew he was well beyond “family counseling” for Nikolas Cruz...who was diagnosed as being “developmentally disabled” by the time he was just three years old...(translation: having documented proof of severe emotional and behavioral issues)...was bounced from school to school because of said issues but more importantly showed all the signs of not just "developmental" issues but outright other words someone to be feared.

And school officials feared him enough to order a “threat assessment” be done on him.

And the students themselves feared Nikolas Cruz, calling him a loner who spoke of his fascination for guns and for killing animals, and who loved posting pictures on social media...including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat... of himself dressed in black posing with knives and guns and even pictures of “cutting” himself. Overly fascinated with blood and death, Cruz not too long ago commented in response to a YouTube video that his life's goal was to become a “school shooter.” Reported to both YouTube and the F.B.I. by the poster...all YouTube did was take Cruz's lone comment down...a comment he even signed his real name to...but most grievous of all is that the F.B.I. has admitted their failure to report this complaint to its Miami field office...who could have prevented the nightmare that ensued.

In other words, the F.B.I. was too busy chasing Russian ghosts than to follow-up on a tangible threat made against American school children. And the F.B.I. is rightfully in serious trouble for their gross negligence in this case, and I would not be surprised if within a short period of time major lawsuits by some of the parents and spouses of those children and adults murdered...killed seems not a strong enough not bring lawsuits against this totally ineffectual agency.

See a screen capture of Nikolas Cruz's comment made and the statement by the poster whose video it was posted on here: 

And while Stoneman Douglas rightfully expelled this monster...sorry but that is what he is...unfortunately the Broward County School Board...who erroneously believes even mentally ill/psychotic children should be mainstreamed...also must share in not only some guilt but in some complicity for what happened for in May 2016 before Nikolas Cruz's final expulsion, records show that crisis workers for Henderson Behavioral Health, a major South Florida mental health center, were called to the high school due to Cruz's physical fighting with another student, and “determined” that Cruz was “not at risk to harm himself or others.”

Talk abut a mental health center that needs its license pulled for they, what with Cruz's past record of actions, could have ordered him to be immediately hospitalized but chose to do nothing instead. In fact, the Department of Children & Families (D.C.F.)...involved with the Cruz case since his adoption as an infant...also determined at that time that “ no referrals or services were needed” for him. And to add insult to injury, after the shooting D.C.F Secretary Mike Carroll stated that once records are is the case when someone turns 18 and is considered an adult...the state only investigates whether now said adult is safe and has access to help not if the public is safe from that person.

Failures all around and 17 innocent persons now lay dead...three adults and 14 children murdered because all the 'red flags' this psychotic young man sent out were totally ignored.

And why were those 'red flags' ignored...because mental illness in today's America is treated with the band-aid known as anti-psychotic drugs and feel-good therapy sessions that help but a few, all while allowing the mentally ill to roam our streets untethered for dare we step on their rights but it's okay for the mentally ill to deprive us of our right to life and safety.

And while what I say next will raise the ire of some, it's time we realize certain key truths before any more of our precious children...before any more innocent lives are lost at the hands of the seriously mentally ill. And let's start with two truths that cannot be stressed enough... first, guns do not kill people, people kill people. Guns are but inanimate objects that need a thinking living breathing person to activate them...they do not kill on their own.

And second, some people have no right owning any sort of firearm...ever. And that means that background checks on firearm buyers must be expanded to include mental health records (currently those records are deemed personal). That is the first thing that needs to be changed for the fact is that Nikolas Cruz...with his extensive mental health record... legally was able to buy the murder AR-15...just three days after he was expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because his mental history was hidden from those checking his background.

Imagine...just three short days after being expelled from high school, this monster (for that is what he is) was able to add an AR-15 to his gun collection...a collection that included two other assault rifles, numerous handguns, BB guns, pellet guns, and even knives. And the couple... James and Kimberly Snead...that took him in at the urging of their son after his learning that Cruz's mom had died just last Thanksgiving...did so even though they knew he had "issues." Allowing Cruz to move in replete with his arsenal in hand...and all he possessed indeed constitutes an arsenal no 19-year old teenager should have...their sole caveat regarding his firearms was that Cruz buy a gun safe to keep in his room...a gun safe he obviously had a key to.

Saying they didn't fact making the excuse that Cruz was just “quirky” and still a bit depressed over the sad untimely passing of his mother...these two clueless individuals...and by the way the husband being a former decorated Army veteran and military intelligence analyst should have seen at least some of the signs of a monster in the making and with the wife being a long-time nurse who if anyone should have seen the cracks in Cruz's armor of feigned sanity...both, in my opinion, are complicit in murder for the 'red flags' were there and yet they in their ignorance ignored them...including the fact that the monster was doing target practice outside their very own home. 

And when these two morons...sorry but that is how I feel...saw Cruz when going to pick up their son after he had been taken into police custody to make sure he was not involved...he wasn't...when they saw said monster James Snead said that, “He (Cruz) said he was sorry. He apologized. He looked lost, absolutely lost”...and Kimberly Cruz simply asked, “why.”

Sorry but even a modicum of sympathy for a murdering monster instead of all being focused on the victims should at least be deemed a “mental instability,” especially when the murdering monster saw police being called at least 39 times to his and other's homes over the past few years by those he had “dealings” with.

So while both mental instability and minor mental illness can manifest itself in many treatable and even curable forms ranging from simple depression to PTSD experienced by those (heroes) returning home from the theaters of war, when one exhibits signs of full-blown psychosis coupled with violent actions they must not be allowed to walk the streets of law-abiding citizens. And so, in my opinion, we need to bring back what was once called “insane asylums” for the truly psychotic need to be kept off the streets because it's a short trip from psychosis turning into full-blown rage...rage manifested into hurting others.

And in the case of school shootings, those in the grips of acting out said psychotic rage, more times than not, have been young people with a grudge who showed warning signs that were ignored by those too fearful or too ignorant to get involved.

But please know that I am not talking about the “insane asylums” of years past where the mentally ill were kept in deplorable conditions and warehoused as if being those to be discarded as trash...I am talking about locked down and round-the-clock armed guarded “safe places” where they receive treatment while being kept away from the general public for the good and the “safety” of said public. And if those interred in said “safe places” are minors or young adults then so be it for insanity knows no age nor should the law protect those deemed insane or a threat to the public. Remember, the public's right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' must always trump the rights of the criminally insane.

And whether some like it or not the truth is that one who kills on a grand scale makes one both a criminal and insane for the sane do not act in such manner yet the insane can still know right from matter what the lawyers say.

Then when said person is released...but only after unanimously being deemed by both a panel of doctors and the court to be sane...these folks must never...and I mean allowed to purchase a firearm for the journey back to madness is but a road that can easily be traveled again...and sadly many time is.

Now as for the gun control in liberal Democrat and RINO politicians who use gun control as a political tool to advance their agenda of disarming America's citizenry...politicians who pushed through the nonsense of adding our nation's schools to the list of what is known as “gun-free zones”...zones proving time and again to be anything but...I must say I find it odd that many of them do indeed “carry” wherever they go but deny 'We the People' the same right they afford to themselves. It's alright in their minds for them to protect their person and their families but it's not okay for law-abiding citizens to do the same. Remember, these are the same sorts who relish in wailing against the Second Amendment as long as when our guns get taken away...they alone get to keep theirs.

And while gun control freaks love to spew the argument that guns beget violence F.B.I. statistics show just the opposite to be true for the fact is that an armed citizenry is a safe citizenry. And to that effect I say more guns are needed not less guns...but guns allowed only into the hands of those deemed mentally sane as that must be priority one. Remember, guns and acts of gun violence will, unfortunately, always be with us for the criminal sort will always find a way to secure a gun, but by allowing 'We the People' to arm ourselves as best as we see fit it would afford us the chance to protect our children by fighting back and not just seeing ourselves as sitting ducks ripe for some psychotic persons picking.

Simply, open carry in all 50 states is truly the only answer but open carry for those over 21 alone...those over 21 without documented mental health issues and without a criminal record. In other words, privacy laws regarding background checks must be changed to include the release and checking of all mental health records, and if the lawyers and politicians don't like it...well too damn bad...for in the case of America's children their Constitutional right to feel safe in their schools does take precedence over the rights of the insane and the Democrat's liberal agenda.

And as far as the schools themselves are concerned, there are simple solutions and actions that must be taken to insure our children's safety and I don't mean 'fluff' programs like the so-called Community Outreach To At-Risk Youth...a program which has proven to be for the most part ineffectual as the worst of the worst always manage to slip through the cracks. What I mean is having armed guards posted at all points of entry and departure during school operational hours, as well as having armed patrols randomly patrolling the halls during actual class hours. And those armed guards can be police officers, ex-military now civilians, or even specially trained parent volunteers who are tired of turning on their televisions and hearing about yet another school shooting.

Remember, much blood can be shed, as Parkland sadly learned, even in the short amount of time it takes for the police to arrive. And really, there is nobody better to protect America's children than America's parents...I cannot stress that enough.

Now add into this layer of police and parent protection specially trained armed teachers, but teachers armed by rotation so if an intruder does breech school security the intruder will be left wondering which teachers are armed and which teachers are not. This is what the Israeli's do and there has not been a school shooting since the first one occurred many years ago.

And if you want to get really serious, which we should, how about installing electrified fences around the perimeter of school grounds for many times fences are climbed or jumped to gain entry. And seriously, better a fried perp than any more dead children or teachers.

And if what I've said seems a bit over the top, the nearby Parkland shooting was indeed too close to home. And when such a nightmare is in one's backyard, so to speak, it becomes not only personal in an abstract way, but the pain and sadness runs deep because if not for the grace of God one of the dead children could have been one of your own.

For the political aspects regarding the Parkland school shooting, please see my Right Side Patriots partner Craig Andresen's article The Liberal Gun Control Agenda – 10 Hard, Cold Truths in his blog The National Patriot.

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Today, Friday, February 23rd from 7to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the Parkland, Florida school shooting...its fallout and ramifications; and important news of the day.