Sunday, July 15, 2018

So-So Soviet: Who Are the Real Russians Here?


They keep telling me they're prosecuting Russians--but it seems more like they're impersonating them!

Mueller and Rosenstein are running D.C.'s only Deep State Dizinformation Drag Club for Soviet Impersonators. Bob 'n Rod are transitioning to tyranny--but they do a great version of "It''s Raining Mens Rea"!

Or as Yakoff Smirnoff would say, "In Russia, Drag Club clubs and drags you."

I forget: Was it the Commies or the Deep State who...

...ignored crimes by high Party officials while framing innocent opposition party leaders?

...use the Surveillence State and informants against reformers?

...keep old charges in their back pockets for decades in case they're needed later?

...throw political prisoners in dungeons without trial?

...collude with pro-Regime Media to propagandize the masses?

...rig investigations and conduct show trials?

...conspire with corrupt judges to rubber-stamp warrants?

...accuse their opponents of exactly what they are themselves doing?

...choose the person to be investigated before finding--or inventing--a crime to be investigated?

...come into power by election and then work to ensure honest elections never take place again?

...bring every organ of State Power to bear against one individual, the smallest majority?

Of course Russian intelligence officers meddled in the election--but not nearly as much as American intelligence officers meddled in the election.

Will the real Russian please stand up?

...because it's getting kinda' hard to tell!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Where Are the Indictments For the American Intelligence Officers Who Meddled, Mr. Rosenstein?

"Throughout history, the attachment of even the humblest people to their freedom, above all their freedom to earn their livings how and where they please, has come as an unpleasant shock to condescending ideologues. We need not suppose that the exercise of freedom is bought at the expense of any deserving class or interest — only of those with the itch to tyrannize. The virtue we should cherish most is the courage to resist violence, especially if this involves flying in the face of public opinion which, in its fear, and in its anxiety for peace, is willing to appease the violators. Above all, violence should never be allowed to pay, or be seen to pay."--Historian Paul Johnson

Nor should the violence to our system by the Deep State Coup Attempt be allowed to pay, or be seen to pay.

Rod Rosenstein just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for meddling in our election--great. 

But where are the indictments for the American intelligence officers who meddled in our election? That is much, MUCH worse. We expect bad behavior from Russians. But from Americans, it is sedition. It is the rejection of the peaceful transfer of power established by our Constitution and George Washington himself. 

And how did they do the necessary computer analysis without examining the DNC server? Did they take CrowdStrike's word for it? CrowdStrike are Hillary Clinton's employees. That means these indictments are based on Hillary's word. Which is worthless.

Rosenstein then handed the indictments off to the National Security Division--the same group that spied on Donald Trump with phony FISA warrants--one of which was signed by Rod Rosenstein!

This is all pure agit-prop. 

Obama, Brennan, Comey, Lynch and Hillary all conspired to criminally subvert the 2016 election. If it goes unanswered, that means Democrats will do it again if given the chance. And we just saw them all clapping for the criminal Strzok like barking seals at feeding time. If Democrats are not weaned from their tyrannical impulse to rig elections using the CIA and FBI (and State and the DOJ and the FISA Court , etc.) then we are into "All enemies, both foreign and domestic"-territory.

Do you really want to go there?

Justice must be done, and be seen to be done. Actual justice, not this Rosenstein farce.

The Power to Spy Was Like Catnip to Communists
Silence of the 'Bams--UPDATE: Don Surber:

"On Thursday, [Americans} got to see Strzok up close-and-personal and were shocked to see someone closer to Hannibal Lector than Clarice Starling. ...

He showed himself to be a smug insider who sneered at congressmen. Of course he tried to stop the election of President Trump.

His testimony may have sunk the already listing Mueller investigation.

Indeed, Mueller scrambled the next day to announce 12 useless indictments against Russians who will never be extradited and tried. Knowing he will never have to prove his case, he could accuse them of anything. He was diverting attention from the collapse in credibility of his top FBI agent in the case originally.".......

Saturday, July 7, 2018

#FakeLaw: Perkins Coie, the Law Firm Under Investigation by Rep. Jordan's Committee for the Phony Trump Dossier, Decides to Write a Jordan Dossier, Too

And Its Just as Phony as the Last One
Dewey, Smearem & Howe!
The Swamp has hissed its hatred by vomiting up yet another pre-manufactured smear campaign. That must mean the Committee is getting closer to The Boyfriend.

Evidently, some leftist administrator at Ohio State hired Clinton Inc.'s law firm (or did they hire him?) to investigate former OSU coach Committee Chairman Jim Jordan.

They even sent an email to a non-existent address and then claimed Rep. Jordan was dodging questions. The most well-connected Democrat law firm in DC can't look up an email address at Liars. This is all narrative-building, using a widow-bilking con man perp as the beard.

Former Soviet Wrestling Champ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:
....the Deep State.

PJM: "Perkins Coie, you may recall, has was hired by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign to funnel money to Fusion GPS. FEC filings show that the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid Perkins Coie a combined $12.4 million in 2016. Marc Elias, general counsel to Hillary for America and a partner at Perkins Coie, retained Fusion GPS in April 2016 to dig up dirt on President Trump. A political group tied to the former president -- Obama for America (OFA) -- paid nearly a million dollars to the same law firm.
Perkins Coie also retained CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity outfit, to look into the DNC’s servers after they had been hacked in 2016.
So far, Perkins Coie has interviewed more than 150 former OSU students and witnesses, according to the Columbus Dispatch.".......

Just more agit-prop from Democrats, the Pee-Pee Party.

"Speaker Jim Jordan? NOOOOOOOOO!!!"

Undo the Coup: Rep. Jim Jordan Does His Job

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

"What July Fourth Means to Me" by Ronald Reagan


Born over a century ago, some of Reagan's earliest 4th of July memories were of parades featuring marching veterans--Civil War veterans!

"For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July.

I remember it as a day almost as long-anticipated as Christmas. This was helped along by the appearance in store windows of all kinds of fireworks and colorful posters advertising them with vivid pictures.

No later than the third of July – sometimes earlier – Dad would bring home what he felt he could afford to see go up in smoke and flame. We'd count and recount the number of firecrackers, display pieces and other things and go to bed determined to be up with the sun so as to offer the first, thunderous notice of the Fourth of July.

I'm afraid we didn't give too much thought to the meaning of the day. And, yes, there were tragic accidents to mar it, resulting from careless handling of the fireworks. I'm sure we're better off today with fireworks largely handled by professionals. Yet there was a thrill never to be forgotten in seeing a tin can blown 30 feet in the air by a giant "cracker" – giant meaning it was about 4 inches long. But enough of nostalgia.

Somewhere in our growing up we began to be aware of the meaning of days and with that awareness came the birth of patriotism. July Fourth is the birthday of our nation. I believed as a boy, and believe even more today, that it is the birthday of the greatest nation on earth.

There is a legend about the day of our nation's birth in the little hall in Philadelphia, a day on which debate had raged for hours. The men gathered there were honorable men hard-pressed by a king who had flouted the very laws they were willing to obey. Even so, to sign the Declaration of Independence was such an irretrievable act that the walls resounded with the words "treason, the gallows, the headsman's axe," and the issue remained in doubt.

The legend says that at that point a man rose and spoke. He is described as not a young man, but one who had to summon all his energy for an impassioned plea. He cited the grievances that had brought them to this moment and finally, his voice falling, he said, "They may turn every tree into a gallows, every hole into a grave, and yet the words of that parchment can never die. To the mechanic in the workshop, they will speak hope; to the slave in the mines, freedom. Sign that parchment. Sign if the next moment the noose is around your neck, for that parchment will be the textbook of freedom, the Bible of the rights of man forever."

He fell back exhausted. The 56 delegates, swept up by his eloquence, rushed forward and signed that document destined to be as immortal as a work of man can be. When they turned to thank him for his timely oratory, he was not to be found, nor could any be found who knew who he was or how he had come in or gone out through the locked and guarded doors.

Well, that is the legend. But we do know for certain that 56 men, a little band so unique we have never seen their like since, had pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Some gave their lives in the war that followed, most gave their fortunes, and all preserved their sacred honor.

What manner of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, 11 were merchants and tradesmen, and nine were farmers. They were soft-spoken men of means and education; they were not an unwashed rabble. They had achieved security but valued freedom more. Their stories have not been told nearly enough.

John Hart was driven from the side of his desperately ill wife. For more than a year he lived in the forest and in caves before he returned to find his wife dead, his children vanished, his property destroyed. He died of exhaustion and a broken heart.

Carter Braxton of Virginia lost all his ships, sold his home to pay his debts, and died in rags. And so it was with Ellery, Clymer, Hall, Walton, Gwinnett, Rutledge, Morris, Livingston and Middleton. Nelson personally urged Washington to fire on his home and destroy it when it became the headquarters for General Cornwallis. Nelson died bankrupt.

But they sired a nation that grew from sea to shining sea. Five million farms, quiet villages, cities that never sleep, 3 million square miles of forest, field, mountain and desert, 227 million people with a pedigree that includes the bloodlines of all the world. In recent years, however, I've come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation.

It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history.

Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government.

Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people.

We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should.

Happy Fourth of July.

Ronald Reagan,  President of the United States"

...and then I got one!

Our Statue is called "Liberty Enlightening the World", holding a "1776" tablet. The Lazarus poem essentially reverses that, saying that the World (mass migration) Enlightens Liberty (America)--even as we see mass migrations snuffing out the lights of liberty across the globe, as Mark Steyn points out.
A Happy and Free Independence Day to all American patriots 
and spiritual Americans everywhere!

UPDATE '88: “Frances! Those darn computers, they fouled up again! If I’d known you were coming I would have come out there to get you myself.”  

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"It Was the Bravest Thing We Ever Saw."

Task and Purpose:

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Garlin M. Conner and his wife Pauline,
sitting on the porch of Pauline’s parents’ home in 1946.
Fox News:  "“You know, in World War II and Korea, they didn't recognize PTSD like they did in Vietnam,” Pauline said at the Pentagon. “But I've always said if anybody ever had PTSD, he did. Because many of the times, he'd wake up in the night, you know, with nightmares. And after I would wake him up, and he would go outside, sit on the porch, smoke cigarettes for hours at a time.”

However, her husband still never spoke about what happened to him overseas.
On Jan. 24, 1945, Conner’s soldiers – 7th Infantry, 3rd Battalion – were facing a counterattack from 600 German troops armed with tank destroyers. Instead of retreating, he chose to run forward into enemy fire with a telephone in order to direct artillery fire in hopes of ending end the attack. He stayed in an irrigation ditch for three hours until the battle was won as swarms of German soldiers moved toward his battalion.
“He’d just come back from being wounded. He wasn't even supposed to be there,” said Erik Villard, digital military historian from the Army Center of Military. “But he came back to his unit and ran forward and volunteered the mission, and did what he did.”
“Today we pay tribute to this Kentucky farm boy who stared
down evil,” Trump said. "He was indeed a giant, larger than life, he will never ever be forgotten."".......

When we played "war" as little kids, it wasn't just mindless violence we were parroting. We hoped that someday, we would be as heroic as Lt. Conner. Few of us ever do--but that's why they're called 'heroes'.

I grew up in the shadow of these giants.

And so did you.

We Don't Really Have a Supreme Court

We Have the Bi-Constitutional Menace Tony Kennedy

and the legacy of the two men who put him on the Court:

Ron "Dutch the Lifeguard" Reagan

Edward "Ted the Swimmer" Kennedy
Today, in the Travel Ban ruling, Tony chose Dutch over Ted.

And because he did, President Trump is once again restoring American Democracy, Sovereignty, the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Not to mention common sense.

BTW, if Sotomayor was philosophically honest, she would have voted against forcing the Little Sisters of the Poor to buy abortion coverage after Candidate Obama called Christians "bitter clingers".

But she didn't.

And she isn't.

A Bad Day for Ted is a Good Day for America!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

small 'd'

One of These is Not Like the Others:

"I am a democrat because I believe in the Fall of Man. I think most people are democrats for the opposite reason. A great deal of democratic enthusiasm descends from the ideas of people like Rousseau, who believed in democracy because they thought mankind so wise and good that everyone deserved a share in the government. The danger of defending democracy on these grounds is that they are not true....Mankind is so fallen that no man can be trusted with unchecked power over his fellows. Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters."--C.S. Lewis

"When Abraham Lincoln spoke in his famous Gettysburg speech of 1863 of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people", he gave the world a neat definition of democracy which has since been widely and enthusiastically adopted. But what he enunciated as a form of government was not in itself especially Christian, for nowhere in the Bible is the word democracy mentioned. Ideally, when Christians meet, as Christians, to take counsel together their purpose is not (or should not be) to ascertain what is the mind of the majority but what is the mind of the Holy Spirit—something which may be quite different. Nevertheless I am an enthusiast for democracy. And I take that position, not because I believe majority opinion is inevitably right or true—indeed no majority can take away God-given human rights—but because I believe it most effectively safeguards the value of the individual, and, more than any other system, restrains the abuse of power by the few. And that is a Christian concept."--Margaret Thatcher

"This idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves."--Ronald Reagan

"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority."--Alexander Hamilton

"Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state."--Cap'n Bill "Biff" Kristol, D.-Weakly Standard

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day

Midway: In the midst of the battle, they raised her up.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Good News

Psalm 1: 1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Father, we thank You for Your Word of wisdom, blessing, favor, life and victory. We receive it now and we praise You for all Your lovingkindness to us, in Jesus' mighty Name we pray, Amen and Amen!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Recession? You First, Bill

Maher's Law: "Poverty for Peasants!"

"...I really don’t care what liberals think enough to try to change their minds. When I deal with them on Twitter and other social media, I just want to defeat them as I demonstrate to fellow conservatives that it’s okay to fight back. But some of you do argue with liberals, though I don’t get why. See, liberals don’t argue either, mostly because they know no one else will buy the ideological garbage they are peddling. Instead of a reasoned position, they will inevitably offer a cheesy simulacrum of an argument that consists of the kind of hack ploys that would embarrass a shyster in a polyester leisure suit doing shaky rear-ender cases out of his 1992 Corolla parked down by the dump because he can’t afford a van down by the river."--Kurt Schlichter


"Quote: "One way you get rid of @realDonaldTrump is a crashing economy, so please bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or lose your democracy."
He is, at least, sorry it would hurt lots of people. Oh, probably not anyone he knows, of course: Bill's got a $10 million salary and an estimated net worth of $100 million, so if the economy crashes he's mainly going to be troubled by headlines and tut-tutting among his equally-wealthy friends. So "please bring on the recession." It's just little people in places like Indiana, West Virginia, Michigan, or Wisconsin — who probably voted for Trump anyway — so they deserve it.".......

Madame Bill Marie-Maher Antoinette: "Let them eat cake from Michelle's School Lunches! King Louis and I will be having the Truffled Brillat-Savarin at Marcel's!"

Shouldn't Maher try wrecking his own finances before wishing it on millions of working Americans?

Rush Limbaugh was savaged for hoping Obama would fail in his efforts to "fundamentally transform" America--but Bill Maher is hoping that President Trump fails--and millions and millions of Americans, too!

This is what has become of Harry Truman's Party of working people. What a disgrace.

And Maher is dead wrong about the loss of democracy, too. 

At every turn, President Trump is returning power, wealth and sovereignty back to the American people and their elected representatives. That is the very definition of representative democracy in a republic. 

No more One-Man treaties, laws and land-grabs--or crooked CIA and FBI Directors rigging elections to coronate an Empress.

Just today, in fact, the president stood up for American businesses and workers against unaccountable foreign bureaucracies. That hasn't been done in decades. And never on this scale.
Not even the French want a recession, Bill. But you can always claim refugee status in Europe, Mme. Marie-Maher. 
Au revoir!

Friday, June 8, 2018

"An Air of Panic": Deep State Daze of Whine and Rosensteins

Tick Tock to the Big Ugly

"The Swine are gearing down for a serious workout this time around."--Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear with Loathing

"They are busy trying to do to the report what they had previously done to almost all emails, texts and documents requested by congressional committees and other interested parties in their investigations -- turn them into black holes of unintelligible redaction.  In other words, blot out the truth.
For all of that, there is an air of panic.  Andrew McCabe, through his lawyer, is asking for "use immunity" before he testifies before Congress. This is a man whose innocence was asserted by Democrats for months. Now, if he doesn't get the immunity, he may end up pleading the Fifth.  The media will to try to spin this somehow, but it's going to be tricky. If McCabe does get the immunity, it could be even worse.
What we do know -- and this is my intention here -- is that we must do our best not to allow the IG report to be sanitized out of existence. An immediate and public outcry is necessary, as obvious as "We want the report! We want the report now!" with fists banging on the table. At least that will set up an atmosphere of warning.  We know what you're up to. You're being watched. It may not be enough -- it' worked only intermittently so far -- but it's something.  As the zen master says, "You can't get there by trying.  But you won't get there if you don't try."
What we are embroiled in here with this IG report and the ones to follow about the FISA court are the principle battles of the War against the Deep State.  Will we be able to keep, tenuous as it is, a government of, by and for the people? Or will we drift off into a world of high-tech bureaucratic socialist autocracy under the control of an elitist cabal, a nomenklatura?
My use of the Soviet term nomenklatura was not accidental because there is nothing the Deep State resembles so much as that construct.  When the word came into currency in the USSR of the thirties and forties, they called Stalin "Comrade Filing Cabinet" for his constant desire to keep detailed tabs on everybody. Our nomenklatura/Deep State, though thankfully less violent, is far more capable and detailed in that department than the murderous General Secretary of the Communist Party.  They've got all our numbers -- until now.  They're so successful they don't even know they're doing it.  I'm sure Robert Mueller thinks he's a good man.".......
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn prosecutorial."

Tick tock...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

500 Days: Since They Won't Tell You, We Will

President Donald J. Trump’s 500 Days of American Greatness

Issued on: 

500 DAYS: In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has achieved results domestically and internationally for the American people. 
  • Since taking office, President Trump has strengthened American leadership, security, prosperity, and accountability.
  • After 500 days, the results are clear: the American economy is stronger, American workers are experiencing more opportunities, confidence is soaring, and business is booming.
  • President Trump has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage, secured vital investments in our military, and stood up against threats to our national security.
  • President Trump has put the American people first and made government more accountable.
AMERICA’S ECONOMY IS STRONGER: The American economy is stronger today and American workers are better off thanks to President Trump’s pro-growth agenda.
  • Nearly 3 million jobs have been created since President Trump took office.
    • 304,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since President Trump took office, and manufacturing employment stands at its highest level since December 2008.
    • 337,000 construction jobs have been created since President Trump took office, and construction employment stands at its highest level since June 2008.
  • Under President Trump, the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8, the lowest rate since April 2000, and job openings have reached 6.6 million, the highest level recorded.
    • 67 percent of Americans believe now is a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup.
    • Only under President Trump have more than 50 percent of Americans believed it is a good time to find a quality job since Gallup began asking the question 17 years ago.
  • President Trump prioritized job training and workforce development to empower workers to seize more opportunities, signing an Executive Order to expand apprenticeship opportunities.
  • President Trump has restored confidence in the American economy, with confidence among both consumers and businesses reaching historic highs.
    • Consumer confidence in current conditions has reached a 17-year high, according to the Conference Board.
    • Optimism among manufacturers has hit record highs under President Trump, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
    • Small business optimism has sustained record-high levels under President Trump according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
  • President Trump signed the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, cutting taxes for American families and making American business more competitive.
    • American families received $3.2 trillion in gross tax cuts and saw the child tax credit double.
    • The top corporate tax rate was lowered from 35 percent to 21 percent so American businesses could be more competitive.
  • President Trump has rolled back unnecessary job-killing regulations beyond expectations.
    • In 2017, President Trump far exceeded his promise to eliminate regulations at a two-to-one ratio, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action.
    • The Administration rolled back rules and regulations harming farmers and energy producers, such as the Waters of the United States Rule and the Clean Power Plan.
    • Regional and community banks and credit unions got relief after President Trump signed legislation reducing harmful requirements imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Since taking office, President Trump has advanced free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals that protect American workers, ending decades of destructive trade policies.
    • Days after taking office, the President withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement.
    • President Trump’s Administration is working to defend American intellectual property from China’s unfair practices through a range of actions.
    • The President improved the KORUS trade agreement with the Republic of Korea, which will allow more U.S. automobile exports to South Korea with lower tariffs and increase U.S. pharmaceutical access to South Korea.
    • American agriculture has gained access to new markets under President Trump.
AMERICA IS WINNING ON THE WORLD STAGE: President Trump has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage and is achieving results for the American people.
  • President Trump followed through on his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  • President Trump ordered an end to United States participation in the horrible Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.
    • The President has taken action to confront aggression by Iran and its proxies.
    • The Department of the Treasury has issued a range of sanctions targeting Iranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.
  • Under President Trump, the United States has led an unprecedented global campaign to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
  • President Trump’s leadership has contributed to the return of 17 Americans held overseas.
    • In May 2018 alone, Venezuela released one American and North Korea released three Americans who came home to the United States.
  • The President has secured historic increases in defense funding in order to rebuild our Nation’s military with the resources they need, after years of harmful sequester. 
    • President Trump signed legislation to provide $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019.
  • The United States has worked with international allies to decimate ISIS.
  • President Trump ordered strikes against Syria in response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons in April 2017 and April 2018.
  • The Trump Administration has imposed a range of sanctions on the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela, including sanctions targeting Maduro and other senior government officials.
AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES ARE SAFER AND MORE SECURE: President Trump has worked to secure our borders, enforce our immigration laws, and protect the safety and security of American communities. 
  • Despite limited resources and obstruction from Congress, President Trump has worked to take control of our border and enforce our immigration laws.
    • President Trump has called on Congress to provide the resources needed to secure our borders and close loopholes that prevent immigration laws from being fully enforced.
  • President Trump authorized the deployment of the National Guard to help secure our borders.
  • President Trump’s Administration has carried out immigration enforcement efforts based on the rule of law.
    • From the start of President Trump’s Administration to the end of FY 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) made 110,568 arrests of illegal aliens.
    • Arrests made in this timeframe represented a 42 percent increase from the same timeframe in FY 2016.
    • Of the 110,568 arrests made, 92 percent had a criminal conviction, pending criminal charge, were an ICE fugitive, or had a reinstated final order of removal.
  • President Trump has made clear that his Administration will continue to combat the threat of MS-13 in order to protect communities from the horrendous violence the gang has spread.
    • In 2017, the Department of Justice worked with partners in Central America to file criminal charges against more than 4,000 members of MS-13.
  • The Trump Administration has cracked down on the import and distribution of illegal drugs in order to stop them from reaching our communities and causing even more devastation.
    • As of April 2018, U.S. Border Patrol has seized 284 pounds of fentanyl in FY 2018, already surpassing the total of 181 pounds seized in FY 2017.
  • The President has launched a nationwide effort to fight the opioid crisis, which has devastated communities across America.
    • The President’s Opioid Initiative seeks to reduce drug demand, cut off the flow of illicit drugs, and save lives by expanding treatment opportunities.
  • President Trump signed an omnibus spending bill which provides nearly $4 billion to address the opioid epidemic.
    • The bill included $1 billion for grants focused on the hardest hit States and Tribes and provided funding for a public-private research partnership on pain and addiction.
AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT IS MORE ACCOUNTABLE: Since taking office, President Trump has worked to ensure government is more accountable to the American people. 
  • President Trump has confirmed the most circuit court judges of any President in their first year, and secured Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
  • President Trump has signed legislation to bring more accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide our veterans with more choice in the care they receive.
    • President Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, improving processes for addressing misconduct.
    • President Trump signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act into law, authorizing $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
  • President Trump successfully eliminated the penalty for Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate.
  • The President’s Administration is seeking to provide more affordable health coverage and broader access to affordable alternatives to Obamacare plans.
  • President Trump has released a blueprint to lower drug prices for Americans.
  • President Trump has ensured that the religious liberties and conscience of Americans are protected and respected by the Federal government.
    • President Trump signed an Executive Order to protect the free speech and religious liberties of groups such as the Little Sisters of the Poor.
    • The Department of Justice issued guidance to all executive agencies on protecting religious liberty in federal programs.
 2017, improving processes for addressing misconduct.