There is a religious component to terrorism

June 16, 2016

Though we’ve repeatedly been advised that Islam is a “religion of peace,” facts to the contrary place that claim on shaky ground.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has given a lukewarm endorsement to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has stated that refugees entering the U.S. —  significant numbers of whom support some form of terrorism —- should face a “robust security test” but that there should be no religious test. That creates a warm and fuzzy sound bite, but flies in the face of rational thinking amid the horrific acts of violence, here and abroad, committed by radical Muslim adherents. 

When terrorism is a major component of a specific religion, then a security test becomes a religious test. Islamic terrorism is a religious phenomenon. Quranic instruction is to make Islam supreme over all religions. This is the core idea of the battle cry, “Allahu Akbar!”

If the objective is to screen out Muslim terrorists, this is only accomplished by screening for a particular religious belief. Otherwise, we are engaging in dangerous self-delusion. We currently have no handle on who is entering our country.

This 2015 Pew Research survey on Muslims and Islam is not as benign as it initially appears. Younger and with higher fertility rates fueling Muslim population growth, Islam is the  fastest-growing religious group in the world and is expected to surpass the number of Christians worldwide by the end of this century. But it is the graph showing the support for making Sharia the official law of the country in which they live that should alarm.

Here in Phoenix we are fortunate to have Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a moderate Muslim physician and frequent Fox News contributor, who sheds light on the crisis as it relates to Europe and the United States. He is the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

 


Border schizophrenia? BP Union opts for fence and amnesty

June 2, 2016

Arizonans are in the front line fight against illegals who swarm over, under and through the state’s porous southern border. Those other than Mexican are known as OTMs. Many come from nations designated by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terrorism. The Blaze provides the details. In May 2011, SRAZ posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, which includes a shocking ABC News 10 (San Diego) video.

Juxtapose that information with the recent PPP poll of Arizona voters which clearly illustrates John McCain is in “deep trouble” with Republican primary voters. His bottom dragging approval ratings place him at serious risk of losing the nomination. At 80, the man who has made a career of colluding with Democrats is arrogantly running for yet another 6-year term.

Most recently John McCain and Jeff Flake led the Gang of Eight, rife with leftists and RINOs in another failed attempt to promote amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally. Previously Jon Kyl was McCain’s partner in the effort.

John McCain has been a consistent supporter of amnesty for illegals, going back to 2005 and his days of colluding with liberal icon Ted Kennedy on what was euphemistically referred to as “comprehensive immigration reform.” McCain has vowed to name such legislation in honor of Kennedy.

NumbersUSA provides this record and analysis of all of Sen. McCain’s illegal immigration related congressional votes, co-sponsorships and other actions during his career in Congress. 

On March 30, the National Border Patrol Council endorsed Donald Trump for President, breaking its longstanding practice of not endorsing presidential candidates in the primaries. Trump  has been steadfast in his stated intention to build a border wall.

Now try to square these facts in conjunction with this bizarre endorsement of McCain issued by Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol union: 

“Senator McCain understands the challenges we face out in the field. He routinely meets with agents, and takes their concerns to Washington and gets things done. In the past session alone, Senator McCain stabilized wages, forced the GAO to review the poor sanitation and working conditions attributed to our bases of operation, and secured critical technology like towers and drones to provide better intelligence to agents in the field. We are proud to support John McCain.”

Really?


The repackaging of Jeff Flake begins

May 31, 2016

There it was. An above-the-fold, front page article citing Jeff Flake’s report on wasteful federal spending held sway on two pages of the Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic. Co-authored by Dan Nowicki, whose ongoing assignment at the newspaper has been burnishing the increasingly tarnished image of John McCain, the article gives the definite impression that the very senior senator’s recent sagging polling numbers have caused the resuscitation team to get to work on McCain’s underling. Flake with a 27% approval rating, toppled McCain (30%) as the nation’s most unpopular senator. The man with a penchant for streaking blonde through his hair and taking beef cake shots of himself will be running for a second six-year term in 2018.

Flake, who has his own set of problems with conservatives has, with righteous indignation, milked the “earmarks” cow since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 2000. No one denies there is wasteful spending in Washington, DC, but the most egregious example is funding the invaders who enter our country by stealth. Yet the guy who feigns outrage over studies that even the newspaper admitted had merit that the initial wording obscured, willingly joined John McCain in leading Marco Rubio and a pack of the Senate’s most dedicated liberals who, as the Gang of Eight, once again tried to shove amnesty down the throats of the American people.

Jeff Flake is not an honest broker as the newspaper noted here, and for going back on his term limits pledge, smirking as he admitted, “I lied.” In fact, he has said that “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories. Flake has become a frequent traveling buddy of Barack Obama‘s  and even accompanied him on a trip to his father‘s African homeland of Kenya. Flake previously worked as a lobbyist in South Africa.

 Between 1990 and 1991, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. He earned approximately $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal, which writes, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”

 In 2013 nationally syndicated conservative Laura Ingraham was so incensed over Jeff Flake’s duplicity on the issue of illegal immigration, that she said:

“Let me tell you — I am thinking of moving to Arizona. You know why? I will primary challenge Sen. Jeff Flake myself, if that’s what this requires. Jeff Flake, living up to his last name, backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart. This is just like Marco [Rubio] breaking his promise, basically, that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate’s immigration bill that would close a loophole of allowing illegal immigrants access to state and local welfare. Jeff Flake voted with the liberals against the Ted Cruz amendment.”

Let’s hope she remembers those words.


Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016

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To Those who Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion

On this Memorial Day, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 We are blessed to live in the greatest and most free county in the world. As you enjoy the long weekend, pause to honor the 1,354,000+ men and women who died in service to our country since 1775.

 This inspiring video is provided courtesy of Hillsdale College. 

Then take a moment to listen to this poignant rendition of “Echo Taps” performed by the U.S. Marine Band.


Gov. Ducey signals new direction for criminal illegals

April 1, 2016

Republican governor calls new law “a sensible public safety measure”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed HB 2451 into law. The legislation requires illegal aliens convicted of a felony to complete 85 percent of their prison sentences — exactly as American citizens must do — before they are turned over to immigration authorities (ICE) for deportation.

In a statement, Gov. Ducey said:

“This bill is about fairness and holding everyone to the same standard of justice by eliminating a policy that currently results in two justice systems. If you break the law and commit a crime in Arizona, we expect you to serve your sentence, no exceptions. While some have tried to play politics with this law enforcement issue, the reality is this is a sensible public safety measure that ensures we have one justice system that applies to all. Public safety is the number one role of government, and in light of reports that criminals released early without serving their full sentence are committing crimes in our communities, we must stand for the rule of law.”

Good move, Governor.

The local newspaper, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republicis already busy characterizing this law with its favorite adjective, “controversial,” as it reports on the protests by “immigrant rights advocates.” 


Paul Ryan: Ambition trumps honor

March 26, 2016

Trust Paul Ryan at your own peril

With a contested Republican convention appearing ever more likely, and the specter of House speaker Paul Ryan ominously beginning to suck the air out of the room, today is as good a time as any to review exactly what Ryan brings to the political table.

Let’s begin with the premise that Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says he’s not interested in running for president. He was equally adamant about being disinterested in the position of House speaker, stating unequivocally in Sept. 2015, “I don’t want to be speaker,” after John Boehner’s unexpected resignation.  The Oct. edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covers Ryan being sworn in as speaker.

Then the man touted as a fiscal and budget issues wonk, with a spending plan that would overhaul entitlement programs — when selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012 — ended up giving away the store as he shepherded through Barack Obama’s massive $1.149 trillion omnibus funding bill that Rush Limbaugh exposed as funding sanctuary cities and “all Middle East immigration programs” including the ones that have been “exploited by terrorists.” The much ballyhooed defunding of Planned Parenthood never happened.

In secretive negations, the text of the 2,009-page spending bill was released at 2 a.m. while the separate 233-page tax-extension bill was released just before midnight, ensuring no one read them. Ryan whitewashed his despicable deed by saying “Congress can now move into 2016 with a fresh start.” 

If you’re interested in more on what could be the brokered fill-in GOP candidate and his lawyer and former lobbyist wife with roots in a prominent liberal family? Here ‘tiz.

Then thank John Kasich who has purposely stayed in the race with no chance of winning any state other than his native Ohio. And congratulate the manipulative Mitt Romney who made robo calls for both Kasich and Marco Rubio, despite which the Florida senator suffered a decisive defeat. Romney engineered  the schemes to subvert the votes of the American people who were voting for Trump.


“Marcomentum” Another reason to distrust Marco Rubio

February 4, 2016

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Gang Of Eighter Marco magically tries to transform third place into blue ribbon success

In the aftermath of Ted Cruz’ Iowa primary caucus victory, the politicians are hard at work recasting the results to suit their whims.

Donald Trump, who petulantly decided to skip the Jan. 28 debate in Des Moines, took second place. His calculated risk was preceded and followed by puerile mockery of Cruz. But third placer Marco Rubio takes the cake. His emailed solicitation of (at least) $20.16 in campaign donations that went out Wednesday bizarrely reconfigures his third place showing into a stunning triumph, as he writes:

“Monday night was amazing.

All of our hard work leading up to the Iowa caucuses paid off. I’m thrilled with our success there, and you should be too. 

But make no mistake: The results in Iowa were just the beginning.“Marcomentum” swept Iowa, and next it’s going to take over New Hampshire.”

Marco doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that churning 1 percent milk will never make butter.

Next thing we know John McCain’s amnesty pushing Gang of Eight member Marco Rubio will undergo the same pre-election transformation of his supporters.

Remember former Sen. Jon Kyl — now a Rubio endorser — cutting this hard liner TV spot? John McCain will be remembered for this tough on the border ad long after he’s forgotten where he placed his drool cup. Gangster Jeff Flake took the same pre-election expediency route, briefly dismaying his pro-amnesty cheering section at the Arizona Republic. But in the end, they are all exposed as double-talking frauds. All of them colluded with Democrats in support of amnesty for illegals.

“Marcomentum” can be discounted as ludicrous hyperbole. The invasion of our country is deadly serious business.


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