Still No Terrrorism In The USA – So Why Does Trump Have People So Afraid Of It?

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Donald Trump keeps on talking as if the United States is in terrible danger from foreign terrorists. He declares, in his weekly address, that “My administration is committed to your security, which is why we will continue to fight to take all necessary and legal action to keep terrorists, radical and dangerous extremists from ever entering our country. We will not allow our generous system of immigration to be turned against us as a tool for terrorism and truly bad people. We must take firm steps today to ensure that we are safe tomorrow.”

Listening to Donald Trump, a person would assume that there are terrorist attacks killing people in the United States every day. The truth is less dramatic.

Actually, there has not been one single terrorist attack in the United States this year. Not a single one.

That’s not to say that there won’t ever be terrorist attacks in the USA again. Every now and then, a mentally unhinged person will commit an act of violence in America, as the Christian terrorist Timothy McVeigh did in Oklahoma City.

However, such violence is exceptionally rare. On average, Dogs kill more people in the USA than terrorists do.

Yet, we don’t see Donald Trump talking about plans to take “all means necessary” to protect Americans from dogs. That’s because Trump knows that foreigners and Muslims make people afraid, and that he can use people’s fear to maintain political power for himself.

What Americans really need are political leaders who are willing to protect us from demagogues like Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Says Journalists Are Now Becoming Part Of His Corrupt Problem

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In his campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida, Donald Trump announced that his war against journalists will soon come to an end. Journalists, he says, are beginning to join with his movement, rather than resisting it.

Trump explained, “The dishonest media which has published one false story after another with no sources, even though they pretend they have them, they make them up in many cases, they just don’t want to report the truth and they’ve been calling us wrong now for two years. They don’t get it, but they’re starting to get it. I can tell you that. They’ve become a big part of the problem. They are part of the corrupt system.”

There you have it. Donald Trump says that, more and more, journalists are beginning to stop asking him tough questions and are slowly decreasing the number of facts they publish that are unflattering to the Trump White House.

Increasingly, according to Trump, journalists are bending to his will, becoming part of the problem, repeating Trump propaganda, and joining the corrupt system that Trump is working hard to expand.

The words are coming out of Trump’s own mouth. Does it make us part of the “dishonest media” to repeat them?

We want to become a part of Trump’s corrupt system. Honest, we do. Show us the way, Orange One.

Neil Gorsuch Supported Racial Apartheid in South Africa

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You know all those times supporters of Donald Trump insist that Trump is no racist, no white supremacist, no Nazi?

They’re going to have a hard time explaining this one away.

At Columbia University in the mid-1980s, Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was a fervent activist in favor of racial apartheid in South Africa. Gorsuch stridently opposed all efforts being made by students at Columbia University to oppose apartheid. He argued that opposing brutally violent apartheid would interfere with investment profits. What’s more, Gorsuch repeatedly opposed civil rights protests while at Columbia.

It appears that Neil Gorsuch began his legal career as a white supremacist.

Now, Donald Trump wants to give Gorsuch a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Please, call your US senators today to tell them that the extreme racism of Neil Gorsuch has no place in the highest court in the land.

Donald Trump Says It’s No Big Deal When National Leaders Assassinate Political Dissidents

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If there was any doubt left that Donald Trump is a fascist, that doubt was erased in all reasonable minds today.

Donald Trump, in an interview on national television, scoffed at the idea that there’s any problem with national leaders such as himself killing political dissidents.

An interviewer pointed out to Trump that “Putin’s a killer.”

This comment came in the context of the news today of the apparent poisoning by dictator Vladimir Putin of Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza. Putin is one of Donald Trump’s key political patriots.

In response, Trump stated, “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”

For the record, in the United States, assassination is a federal crime. No one, not even the President of the United States, can legally order the assassination of any person.

Is our country so innocent? Yes, Mr. Trump, the United States is supposed to be innocent of the assassination of political dissidents.

Donald Trump doesn’t understand this. He seems to believe that the laws prohibiting the assassination of political opponents is naive. declared today that he has no intention of being restrained by the ban on assassination.

Watch out, America. The President of the United States just indicated that he has no problem with ordering agents of the U.S. government to murder people who publicly oppose his rule.

This is not a joke.

This is not some kind of unorthodox negotiating technique.

The President of the United States just endorsed the use of assassination to get rid of political opponents.

This is uncharted territory. We are in for some very dark times.

Donald Trump Announces Plan To Break The Law With Network of Secret Torture Prisons

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During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that, if elected President, he would reinstate the use of torture against prisoners. Unlike his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, who played coy about whether the US government was engaging in torture, Trump was explicit that he was advocating torture. “Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat. I would approve more than that!”

Many people thought that it was all just a lot of bluster. They assured us that, once Trump became President, his outrageous advocacy of torture would fade away, to be replaced by more reasonable policy discussions.

They were wrong. Donald Trump is now President, and yet, his zealous push to commit acts of torture continues.

Last night, in a nationally-televised interview, when Donald Trump was asked about torture, he declared, “Do I feel it works? Absolutely, I feel it works.”

This week, the Trump White House has been sending members of Congress a draft executive order that would create a network of secret torture prisons in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Putting people in prison without due process is a violation of the Constitution.

Torture is in violation of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. It is also violation of federal law.

Torture isn’t just distasteful. It is a crime.

The President of the United States is openly planning to commit a high crime. It’s an impeachable offense.

When is Congress going to stand up and do something about this?

The Republicans control Congress. They’re just going to sit down and let it happen.

The U.S. federal government has been transformed into a criminal gang.

Do Trump voters feel no shame about this?

Beware this Trifecta of Corporate Corruption from GOP Congress

As the Republican Congress sat on the verge of passing yet another piece of legislation to cripple the ability of the federal government to protect Americans from environmental pollution, workplace hazards, and unsafe consumer products, U.S. Representative Bobby Scott reviewed the threat. It wasn’t just the Regulatory Accountability Act, the single piece of legislation being considered yesterday, that endangered the federal protections that keep hundreds of millions of Americans from exposure to harmful and even deadly substances, but a larger agenda, administered through three separate bills. Scott explained, “Over the past 2 weeks, the majority has considered three bills on the House floor designed to undermine the ability of the executive branch to implement essential economic and public health protections for the people we have the honor to represent: the so-called Midnight Rules Relief Act, which could retroactively disallow rules issued as far back as June of last year; the REINS Act, which requires a majority vote of both Houses of Congress before any major rule can go into effect; and today’s Regulatory Accountability Act, which is an 82-page omnibus bill which would effectively tie the executive branch into so much red tape that environmental, workplace, and consumer protections might never see the light of day.”

It’s essential, in understanding the advance of Donald Trump’s iron grip over American government, to remember that his program of pro-corporate fascism is being implemented through congressional actions. The three pieces of legislation Bobby Scott named yesterday are at the core of Donald Trump’s agenda allowing big business to take over Washington DC by crippling the federal agencies that are supposed to stand between raw corporate power and the American people.

Come to grips with these bills, and you’ll begin to perceive one of the more insidious ways in which the Trumpists are depriving Americans of a government of the people, by the people, for the people. It all comes down to this: If federal agencies can’t make rules to apply the laws on the books, then the laws that protect Americans from corporate abuse become meaningless.

To learn about the Midnight Rules Relief Act, we recommend this article from Irregular News.

To learn about the REINS Act, we recommend this article from Americans United Against Trump.

To learn about the Regulatory Accountability Act, we recommend this article from Irregular Times.

Republican Congress Votes To Do To America What Rick Snyder Did To Flint, Michigan

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Last year, the nation watched in shock and outrage as revelations emerged about the way that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder purposefully cut corners in his administration of the city of Flint, allowing the city’s population to be exposed to extremely dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water in order to make it appear that he was being a fiscal hawk.

What we couldn’t have imagined even a few months ago is that the entire United States would soon be made vulnerable to the same kind of toxic neglect. Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening, thanks to Donald Trump and the new Republican Congress.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 26, the REINS Act, and the Senate is planning to do the same. Donald Trump has pledged to support the bill, saying, “I will sign the REINS Act should it reach my desk as President and more importantly I will work hard to get it passed.”

What the REINS Act does is to block federal measures that protect Americans from toxic substances and dangerous workplace environments. Under the REINS Act, the Republican Congress declares that no new protections for American communities, families, workers, and children can take place, and it will only be open to considering those protections on one day per month. If Congress simply does nothing, all new efforts to protect Americans from dangerous substances and situations will simply wither away automatically within 70 days.

Obviously, the REINS Act is designed to sabotage federal protections for American communities like Flint, Michigan.

Could an exception have been made in the law for extreme circumstances, to allow protection from lead poisoning in drinking water, for example?

U.S. Representative John Conyers tried that. He offered an amendment to the REINS Act that would have allowed for protections against lead contamination to go forward. The House Republicans refused to pass the amendment.

What’s more, every one of the congressional Republicans from Michigan voted against protecting Americans from the kind of lead poisoning that took place in Flint, Michigan. Those GOP Michiganders were: Tim Walberg, Fred Upton, David Trott, John Moolenar, Paul Mitchell, Bill Huizenga, Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, and Justin Amash.

The crisis began in Michigan, but thanks to the REINS Act, we are all living in Flint now.

Trump’s GOP Congress Votes To Block Protections To Keep American Babies Safe

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OK, we all know that Americans are supposed to be divided upon political lines, but there are some things we can all agree upon, right?

Let’s take babies, for example. We can all agree that babies should be protected from dangerous things, can’t we?

No, apparently we can’t all agree on that.

It sounds like something only a cartoonishly evil supervillain would do. It’s difficult to believe any actual American politician would do it. Yet, it’s actually just taken place.

This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to obstruct measures that protect babies from deadly hazards in poorly manufactured foods and toys.

The amendment was offered to the REINS Act, H.R. 26, a law proposed by Republicans that would prevent any Executive Branch agency from enacting a new rule in accordance with laws already passed by Congress. The only way a federal rule to protect Americans could be passed under the REINS Act is if Congress authorizes the action a second time, and within 70 days of the proposal of the rule.

Congress almost never does anything within 70 days.

Furthermore, if the REINS Act is signed into law, for every new rule to protect Americans that is created, another rule that protects Americans will have to be destroyed.

The thing is that Congress already has the power to overrule any particular federal law that it regards as inappropriate. What the REINS Act effectively does is to create a blanket ban on any new administrative rule, regardless of whether the rule has merit or not.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights explains, “Congress has always had the authority to override, clarify, or rewrite the details of administrative actions. But Congress has neither time nor the expertise to micromanage every nuance of regulatory details before they can be allowed to take effect. That is why we have executive branch agencies in the first place.”

When U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee saw this legislation moving forward toward passage in the Republican-controlled Congress, she knew that he couldn’t stop its overall passage. But, she thought, at least we all ought to agree that babies should be protected from harmful and deadly things. She asked her colleague, Hank Johnson, to offer an amendment to the REINS Act on her behalf that would create a special exemption to the REINS Act for executive rules that protect babies.

Johnson took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made the following remarks: “If protecting public health and safety means anything, it surely must include the protection of our children. Because of the special vulnerability of young children, any regulation affecting their health and safety must not be delayed. Unfortunately, if this bill passes as written without this amendment, that is exactly what will happen. The young children will be vulnerable to products that are unsafe and that could hurt them. For this reason, Sheila Jackson Lee has offered this amendment, which I support.

An example is a regulation that is meant to protect a child from death or injury from contaminated formula. Such a rule would be impeded – or the promulgation of such a rule and the enactment of that rule would be impeded – by this administration.

This amendment would declare that, in that case, the rule would not apply. It would be exempted from this legislation. Toxic chemicals, dangerous toys, or deadly falls from unsafe products could be avoided. Therefore, this amendment would protect children under those circumstances. Those kinds of rules need to be implemented promptly to save lives. For that reason, the Jackson Lee amendment deserves your support. I hope that you can support it out of your heart.”

There wasn’t a single Republican who voted in favor of allowing the government to continue protecting American babies from new threats to their survival and health. Every single American voted against the Johnson amendment.

How can anyone justify such a thing?

How can Donald Trump seriously consider signing such a bill as the REINS Act into law?

Just A Question for Trump Supporters…

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If Donald Trump really wanted corporations to move jobs back to the United States from outsourced factories in foreign countries, how come so many products sold by Donald Trump’s own companies are made in foreign countries, not in the USA?

Okay, it’s a little bit more than just a question.

Your eyes are not deceiving you. That’s a Trump brand jacket, manufactured in Mexico you see up at the top of this page.

There is a crisis on the border between the USA and Mexico, but it’s not a crisis of Mexioans flooding into the United States. Think for just a second, Trump supporters: How many times after Election Day has Donald Trump tweeted about the supposed emergency of Mexicans entering the United States?


Under Barack Obama, crossings of people from Mexico into the USA actually decreased a significant amount, down to almost nothing. That border crisis Trump kept on using to whip up his supporters was a fraud.

The only crisis there is at the American border with Mexico right now is the crisis of American jobs for companies owned by President Elect Trump leaving the USA and going down to into Mexican factories.

Donald Trump could move American jobs within his own companies back into the USA if he wanted to, but what Trump really wanted to do with all of his talk about Mexico was to exploit racist, anti-immigrant hatred for his personal benefit.