Leftist trolls began attacks on Donald Trump even before he assumed office on January 20, 2017.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that Senate Bill 4, the state’s so-called sanctuary cities ban, can remain the law of the land in Texas, for now, stating that the cities that challenged the law will likely lose in their federal court suit.” Austin American-Statesman
Texas has 3,312 cities. Three – Houston, Dallas, Austin – brazenly self-identify as ‘sanctuary cities’ and one – San Antonio – says it is not but conducts law enforcement as a fourth ‘sanctuary city’ in the circle of outlaw cities.
Democrat opponents to SB4 say it separates families. Is this true? Does the arrest of dangerous criminals separate families? Yes, indeed this is true.
Reference: Texas DPS – Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data
Regardless a criminal’s national origin, whether Mexico, Guatemala, or the United States of America, criminals become separated from their families. More importantly, they become separated from society-at-large.
City or county officials who violate the above-referenced criminal statute are, by definition, criminals, regardless whether elected to offices or hired by local governments.
The nearest public offender is Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez who can be charged with a felony of the third degree under state law. Sheriff Valdez could also face federal charges for criminal violation of 8 U.S.C. 1324 – BRINGING IN AND HARBORING CERTAIN ALIENS
We expect law enforcement officials to be public defenders, not to be public offenders.
SB4 is not now nor ever was about separating families. The purpose of SB4 is to protect us, the general population, from criminal aliens.
Inflammatory rhetoric from Democrats instills fear in communities where undocumented aliens live. The end is to discredit rule-of-law Republicans, independents, and libertarians as hateful racists. Sadly, it is the Democrats who own the role of hateful racists.
Nonfarm payrolls increase by 313,000 in February vs. 200,000 est.
155,215,000: Record Number of Americans Employed
Manufacturing Jobs Up 31,000 in February; 263,000 Since Trump Took Office
Black unemployment falls to second-lowest level on record in February
Nasdaq closes at record, Dow rallies more than 400 points after jobs report
‘I Can Die Happy Now’ with Trump Job Performance, Declares Mary Matalin
As It is Written
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights. Genesis 7:11-12 NKJV
Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. Genesis 7:17-20 NKJV
From where did all that water come? What fountains of the deep?
There is much unscientific speculation on the origin of water. Some suggest comets.
What does genuine science suggest?
Researchers have found evidence of a potential “ocean’s worth” of water deep beneath the United States.
Although not present in a familiar form, the building blocks of water are bound up in rock located deep in the Earth’s mantle, and in quantities large enough to represent the largest water reservoir on the planet, according to the research.
Ongoing discoveries reveal vast reservoirs in depths impossible, for the time, to be pumped to the surface.
- Huge Aquifers Discovered Deep Under Drought-Stricken California
- Giant, Mysterious Body of Water Found Under China Desert
- Huge Aquifers Are Discovered in North Kenya
Just the Facts
According to the USGS, 71% of the earth’s surface is water. The USGS also reports, “About three-quarters of Earth’s freshwater is stored in glaciers. Therefore, glacier ice is the second largest reservoir of water on Earth and the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth!”
If the Earth were a smooth spheroid, how deep would the ocean be? The entire land mass would be under approximately 2.717 kilometers, 1.69 miles, of water. Reference: Earth Science Beta
Evidence of a worldwide flood: Answers in Genesis – Worldwide Flood, Worldwide Evidence
Truth is the way things really are. Don’t you agree?
The myth about a so-called population bomb. This idea was made popular by a fellow named Paul R. Ehrlich in his 1968 book titled The Population Bomb. Erlich predicted there would be insufficient food production to feed the world’s hungry within about 20 years, the 1970s and 1980s. Well, it’s 2018 and we Americans are the fattest in the history of the world.
India is often seen as a country where people are stacked like a cord of wood. Truth runs contrary to this myth. India is a favored destination for people who wish to visit vast wildernesses, game preserves, and national parks.
How dense is the most populous nation on earth? India’s population density in terms of people per square mile compares to the state of New Jersey, the Garden State.
Folks like Professor Erlich have a poverty mentality, visions of scarcity. Is there any place on earth where there are scarcities? Yes, indeed, and they are all countries under the stranglehold of totalitarian governments – Venezuela, for example, where children are dying in the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves.
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
We Texans know the pinch of water shortages. Despite our very large state, only one of our thousands of lakes is natural. Water is a critical commodity but I have faith all we need has already been laid up for us.
Doomsayers like Paul Erlich, Al Gore, and atheists everywhere, both professing and practical, have no knowledge of the future, but the God who made you, them, and me, holds our futures in the palm of his hand. God’s provisions are more than enough to sustain us.
Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that “whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).” Persons are charged under this statute based on allegations that a defendant intended to intefere with an official proceeding, by doing things such as destroying evidence, or intefering with the duties of jurors or court officers.
A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding. For a person to be convicted of obstructing justice, they must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but the person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a nexus between the defendant’s endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the defendant must have knowledge of this nexus.
§ 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.
The above is federal law and its counterpart here in the great state of Texas is found in the Texas Penal Code, Title 8, Chapter 38. The range of specific offenses is broad thereby giving law enforcement personnel and prosecutors a ‘Plan B’ when a primary criminal charge fails to punish a defendant. Sec. 38.15. INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES is the ‘catch 22’ clause.
An example of abuse of the law in Texas
A police officer stops a driver on a suspicion of possible drunk driving. There is no obvious smell of alcohol. When the officer orders the driver to perform specific physical activities and the driver is either unwilling or incapable of one or more physical activities, the arresting officer will charge the driver twice: driving while intoxicated and obstruction of justice.
A blood test may indicate no or below legal limit alcohol, but the officer is determined to book the driver into jail because, in the officer’s mind, this person deserves punishment for not following orders.
The lawyers get the DWI charge dropped, but the prosecutor doesn’t want the arresting police officer to feel bad or look bad, so the obstruction of justice charge remains. In a plea bargain, the prosecutor persuades the defendant to plead guilty to obstruction in order to avoid jail time.
I describe a non-fictional scenario of a woman driver who was essentially stalked on public streets by a police officer. He demanded she performs a physical exercise she was incapable of doing due to a heart condition.
Mueller’s application of the Obstruction of Justice charge
The sole purpose of the special prosecutor was to investigate an alleged unlawful Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 election.
What evidence has Mueller uncovered? None. In fact, he brought indictments against 13 Russians. Along the way, from the very beginning, there was and is overwhelming evidence of criminal acts by the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the FBI. But, no charges.
In search of something, anything, he can use to bring down President Trump, Mueller casts a net far beyond the legal authority of a special prosecutor. Mueller’s strategy is apparently now one of ensnaring Trump associates with charges that may or may not be valid. When the federal government with its unlimited resources and hordes of FBI special agents and lawyers goes after a citizen, the feds will win. Mueller crushes the victims then offers a plea deal to testify against President Trump, knowing the President will be unable to pardon a guilty plea.
Robert Mueller is, without a doubt, acting on behalf of the deep-state bureaucrats to undo the 2016 presidential election.
Donald Trump’s election was supernatural and predicted beforehand by noted prophets. Lance Wallnau, for one, predicted Mr. Trump would become the 45th president based on Isaiah 45, describing him as a type of Cyrus who would be like a wrecking ball to the deep-state bureaucrats and politicians.
What Robert Mueller is doing is an obstruction of justice.
We are instructed to pray for all in authority.
Left: Raul Castro blindfolds his murder victims.
Below: Three Victims of Castro’s 16,000 murder victims.
“Raúl Castro, [a] longtime member of Cuba’s Council of State, has been signing execution orders for years. But, his killing career began early on. In 1956, while in exile in Mexico, he murdered a former comrade. During the revolutionary struggle in the mountains, he executed deserters and informants. In the early days of the Revolution, while in charge of the Oriente province, he had hundreds of men killed. In one day alone, he ordered at least 72 men executed without trial in the city of Santiago. All throughout the night of January 12, 1959, and into the following day, successive groups of men were lined up in front of ditches at San Juan Hill and shot by firing squads. Raúl is reported to have gleefully delivered the coup d’gra[s] on a few. Afterward, a bulldozer was brought in to cover the mass graves. Among the victims was policeman Benito Cortés, an American citizen born in Puerto Rico and father of five. In 1966, Raúl had the bodies exhumed, encased in concrete, and dumped into deep waters off the coast of Cuba.” Excerpt from the Canada Free Press, Raul Castro’s Long History of Crimes Against Humanity, February 25, 2008
A Cuban friend whom my wife and came to know while on missions to Cuba spoke to me about Raul Castro’s bloody activities in and around Santiago de Cuba. She said, “I can show you the pits where the bodies are buried.”
Now, this is in the news…
A delegation of Democrat senators traveled to Cuba to align themselves with the communist ruler of Cuba.
“The embargo makes no sense. And the reversal of the policies that Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro negotiated doesn’t help the United States or Cuba. This (Trump’s recalling most of our embassy staff in Cuba) is a grave error which harms the interests of both governments and peoples and above all those who need to visit either country for family or business purposes.” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), February 21, 2018.
Sen. Leahy’s appreciation for the communist dictator follows precisely that of former President Obama. You will remember how Obama attended a baseball game with Raul Castro where he participated in a crowd wave. It was Obama who ended the wet-foot/dry-foot refugee policy whereby any Cubans who could set foot on American soil before capturing by federal authorities was eligible to stay.
Why did Obama push to end the H.R.927 – Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996? Why did he push to open all travel and trade between the U.S. and Cuba? Read my post titled Obama’s Cuban-Venezuelan Connection – Why He Ends the Cuban Embargo: my opinion.
The left has been enamored by dictators and communists longer than I have been alive. Shortly after the Cuban revolution brought Fidel Castro to power, American youth, inspired by their educators and leftist parents, voluntarily went to Cuba to help with the sugar cane harvest. Let us look back even earlier to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who gave U.S. military secrets to the Soviet Union.
All consuming love for despots lives today in the hearts and minds of a majority of Democrats.
Don’t waste time attempting to dissuade them; they will not listen, regardless the facts. Instead, discuss the truths of world history, U.S. and local history with your nearest acquaintances and family.
Once a leftist makes hard choices only God himself can change their minds. So, pray for them and pray for all our leaders.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…” 1 Timothy 2:1-3
287g Arrest In The News
First, the San Francisco headline: Family Heartbroken After Napa Man Arrested By ICE Agents Watch the TV news story on YouTube.
Doesn’t this story tear at your heart? Not mine.
Now for the Facts
Here is his ICE most-wanted report on Armando’s criminal history to bring balance to the tale of woe. Click on the image for more information.
Liberal news media portrait the deportations of illegal aliens like ICE fugitive Armando Nuñez-Salgado as wanton attacks by ICE agents on innocent families.
To be clear, ICE has neither plans nor intentions to deport all undocumented (illegal) aliens. As the President said, they are after the bad hombres, felons by any legal definition.
Democrats promote a false narrative of the 287g program as government preying upon sweet, innocent, hard-working people who just happen to be in this country unlawfully.
Fact: the 287g program facilitates identification of persons with known criminal records. It’s helpful to understand that the persons identified through the program are persons who have committed either a Class-B or Class-C misdemeanor, meaning some infraction of the law that leads to the arrest and incarceration of a lawbreaker.
Two of the common qualifying misdemeanors are DUI and DWI offenses. I and my mother were victims of a drunk driver over 60 years ago, a car crash that crippled my mother for the rest of her life. Drunk drivers get no sympathy from this victim.
When you read such stories, look for more information.
To learn the pertinent law, read Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act
Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight. Proverbs 18:17
When Democrats and liberal media report injustice by ICE agents, look for the other side of the story.