OPEN BORDERS... IT'S ALL ABOUT KEEPING WAGES DEPRESSED....“Extensive research by economists like George Borjas and analyst Steven Camarota reveals that the country’s current mass legal immigration system burdens U.S. taxpayers and America’s working and middle class while redistributing about $500 billion in wealth every year to major employers and newly arrived immigrants. Similarly, research has revealed how Americans’ wages are crushed by the country’s high immigration levels.” JOHN BINDER
President Trump on Wednesday congratulated Mitt Romney on winning the Republican nomination in Utah’s Senate race by a wide margin, telling the former Massachusetts governor that he looks “forward to working together.”
“Big and conclusive win by Mitt Romney. Congratulations! I look forward to working together - there is so much good to do. A great and loving family will be coming to D.C.” Trump tweeted.
Romney, who won the primary with 71 percent of the vote, vowed to “make sure that the example I set as a leader is consistent with the values of our state and the great founding values of the United States of America” in Washington.
The former GOP presidential nominee has been a vocal critic of President Trump at times, issuing a blistering critique of Trump during the 2016 campaign. Though he’s softened his rhetoric since then, he promised voters he would not toe the party line, explaining in an op-ed that he will continue to speak out against the president when he disagrees with him.
"I have and will continue to speak out when the president says or does something which is divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions. I do not make this a daily commentary; I express contrary views only when I believe it is a matter of substantial significance.
"People ask me why I feel compelled to express my disagreements with the president. I believe that when you are known as a member of a “team,” and the captain says or does something you feel is morally wrong, if you stay silent you tacitly assent to the captain’s posture," he said.
Romney faces Democratic challenger Jenny Wilson in November's general election to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.
WAR PROFITEER AND CLOSET REPUBLICAN SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, KAMALA HARRIS, and NANCY PELOSI PARTNER WITH MEXICO AND TRUMP FOR WIDER OPEN BORDERS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED.
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens. Granted, those statistics are old, but if you talk to any California law enforcement officer, they will tell you it’s much worse today.
Jacques Mallet Du Pan, the 18th Century journalist who chronicled the French Revolution, famously warned that, “Like Saturn, the Revolution devours its children.”
Mallet Du Pan’s admonition should be particularly relevant to current Democratic officeholders. On Tuesday, New York Congressman Joe Crowley became the latest prominent Democrat to be devoured by his party’s radical immigration stances. If there was a more vocal advocate for amnesty and mass immigration, and a more adamant opponent of immigration enforcement than Crowley, it was not for lack of effort on his part.
Notwithstanding his relentless efforts in the cause of open immigration, Crowley went down to defeat in Tuesday’s primary election at the hands of an even more radical 28-year-old self-described Democratic-Socialist political neophyte, who a year ago was waiting tables. In her successful challenge, Alexandria Ocasio-Corte, blasted Crowley for not going far enough in his commitment to unrestricted immigration, including the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Crowley merely called the agency “fascistic,” and avocated for putting ICE “back on its leash.”
Ocasio-Corte made note of the fact that New York’s 14th Congressional District, covering parts of Queens and The Bronx, has undergone significant demographic changes since Crowley was first elected in 1998. About half of all district residents are now immigrants – a significant number of whom are illegal aliens, or members of mixed status families.
As a profile of Ocasio-Corte in In These Times observed, her challenge to the powerful 56-year-old Chairman of the House Democratic caucus is emblematic of a nationwide move to push out the old-guard party leadership and replace them with people who represent the party’s far-left base.
Crowley is not the first old-guard immigration enthusiast to be devoured by the mass immigration revolution he led. Long-time California Congressman Howard Berman, who used his seat on the Judiciary Committee to push relentlessly for ever-more immigration, was similarly dismissed by a constituency that was radically transformed through mass immigration.
The Democratic Party establishment has been playing with fire on immigration. The massive influx of immigrants – about half of whom rely on means-tested public assistance programs – does result in more Democratic voters. It does not necessarily benefit the Democrats who have fostered mass immigration. And, as the party gets driven inexorably toward Democratic Socialism by a growing base of government-dependent voters, many more establishment Democrats are likely to find themselves devoured by the Revolution.
WashPost: ‘Tribal Identities’ Replace Ideology in Democrats’ Primaries
The Democratic Party’s activists are picking candidates based on their racial, sexual, and cultural tribes instead of their ideology, the Washington Post admits.
In a June 26 New York primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, by appealing to voters’ “tribal identities of class, age, gender and ethnicity,” not their ideology, said the Post‘s article.
The article is headlined “The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate,” and it continues:
… Democratic voters are increasingly embracing diversity as a way to realize the change they seek in the country.
Given an option, Democratic voters have been picking women, racial minorities, and gay men and lesbians in races around the country at historic rates, often at the expense of the white male candidates who in past years typified the party’s offerings.
The “tribal trend,” said the Post, is driven by “the party’s growing dependence on female and minority voters,” and it has sidelined the expected ideological disputes between left and far-left candidates:
“The ideological part is only a very small piece. There is something deeper going on,” said Simon Rosenberg, a strategist at the New Democratic Network. “In this new social media age of politics, compelling, authentic candidates who can tell positive stories about themselves are succeeding over lifer politicians.”
The paper notes the very different divides in the GOP, where rival candidates champion and compromise rival ideological viewpoints, largely independent of their personal stories, race, sex, origin or lineage:
The closest analog to Crowley’s downfall was Dave Brat’s unexpected 2014 Virginia primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a Republican leader seen by many as a future House speaker. But that race, between two white men of similar age and background, hinged on the conservative [ideological] dispute over immigration and a determination by voters to upset the ways of Washington.
Unlike tribal Democrats who organize themselves into semi-fixed identity groups, the conservative GOP conserves the classical intellectual ideals built into the U.S. Constitution, and which aspires to help all people compromise on their voluntary political differences, regardless of color, sex, creed or tribe. According to the libertarian Mises Institute:
“Classical liberalism” is the term used to designate the ideology advocating private property, an unhampered market economy, the rule of law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and of the press, and international peace based on free trade. Up until around 1900, this ideology was generally known simply as liberalism …
[Recent U.S.-style] social liberalism deviates fundamentally … it denies the self-regulatory capacity of society: the state is called on to redress social imbalance in increasingly ramified ways.
The Post article does not clearly define “diversity,” even though it uses the term four times. For example, it says “Democrats generally place a far higher value on racial, ethnic and national diversity than Republicans.”
That sentence contradicts the rest of the article because it suggests Democratic voters want a variety of candidates — regardless of the candidates’ actual identities, views, and ideologies. But the rest of the article shows that Democratic voters oppose a wide variety of candidates and instead favor candidates who match their narrow and semi-fixed tribal identity as feminists, Latinos, blacks, “transgenders,” gays, etc.
The Post’s authors may be using the “diversity” word to describe two political extremes — the progressives’ preference for government-imposed civic variety and the Democrats’ various grass-roots, semi-permanent, “tribal” identities.
The progressive, elite-socialist ideology of “diversity” uses government to impose variety on settled, coherent communities with the goal of fragmenting political resistance to progressives’ centralized power. This form of divide-and-rule diversity is aided by the business-backed importation of migrants from incongruous cultures, such as Somalia and El Salvador, Islam and Christianity, or Indian universities and Central American farms.
U.S. conservatives oppose the centralized variety of “diversity” and the grass-roots variety of semi-fixed tribalism.
Conservatives instead favor a small-government ideal which allows a shifting mix of personal freedoms and voluntary affiliations. They expect people — regardless of race, class, sex or birthplace — to organize themselves and their ideas to meet their own needs, be it a local soccer league or a new political party, a pool party for youths or safe suburbia for families, or high-tech development and low-tech welfare.
We spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town. Pictured: Albertville “Miss Chick” 1954.
“Open border advocates, such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, claim illegal aliens are a net benefit to California with little evidence to support such an assertion. As the CIS has documented, the vast majority of illegals are poor, uneducated, and with few skills. How does accepting millions of illegal aliens and then granting them access to dozens of welfare programs benefit California’s economy? If illegals were contributing to the economy in any meaningful way, CA, with its 2.6 million illegals, would be booming.” STEVE BALDWIN – AMERICAN SPECTATOR
Trump promises Wall Street, the Plundering U.S. Chamber of Corporate Fascist, Mexico and voting illegals:
NO (real) WALL, NO E-VERIFY, CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT, OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE TO HEAD DHS….
But isn’t that already the La Raza Supremacy Democrat’s agenda???
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Wednesday that her San Francisco Congressional District is so liberal that progressive constituents refer to her as a “corporate pawn.”
Pelosi made her remarks after reporters asked her about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shocking upset of Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) on Tuesday evening and whether Democratic Socialism is ascendant in her party.
“It’s ascendant in that district perhaps. But I don’t accept any characterization of our party presented by the Republicans. So let me reject that right now,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi, known for her ability to raise money like nobody else on the left in Congress, added of Republicans: “They spend tens of millions of dollars characterizing me as this left-wing person where in my District they call me a corporate pawn because my district is so progressive.”
Crowley outspent Ocasio-Cortez ten to one, but Ocasio-Cortez’s used Crowley’s corporate contributions against him, making the race about the people in her district versus Crowley’s corporate donors.
“This race is about people versus money. We’ve got people. They’ve got money,” Ocasio-Cortez said in her viral campaign commercial. “It’s time that a Democrat who takes corporate money, profits off foreclosure, doesn’t live here, doesn’t send his kids to our schools, doesn’t drink our water, or breathe our air cannot possibly represent us.”
THE PLUNDERING BARONESS PELOSI:
Nancy Pelosi triples her loot since the banksters nearly destroyed America’s economy and demands endless hordes of illegals to keep wages depressed!
"In the overwhelming majority of police killings, of which there are more than one thousand every year, no officer is ever charged. In the few cases where charges are brought, most are found not guilty. The Supreme Court has made it nearly impossible to convict a police officer for murder stating that an officer is permitted to use deadly force as long as he or she believes that either they or others are in danger."
According to Killedbypolice.net, at least 808 people have been killed by
police so far this year, outpacing last year’s deaths by 20
victims.... and they ALL GET AWAY WITH IT!
"Police in the
United States are trained to see the working
class and poor as a hostile enemy. Anything less
complete submissiveness is grounds for officers to unleash
deadly force on
their victims. In some instances, even
the most casual encounters with police have proven
Officer charged with homicide in shooting of black teen
EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who fled a traffic stop last week, and investigators said the officer gave inconsistent statements about whether he saw a gun in the teen’s hand.
East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld first told investigators that the teen turned his hand toward him when he ran from the car and he “saw something dark he perceived as a gun,” according to the criminal complaint.
During a second recap of the shooting, Rosfeld told investigators he did not see a gun and he was not sure if the teen’s arm was pointed at him when he fired at 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr.
The 30-year-old officer had been sworn in just hours before the June 19 shooting after working at the police department for a couple weeks. He turned himself in, was arraigned and released on $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court July 6.
The district attorney’s office did not immediately return a call for comment but released a statement saying the office argued against granting bail because the charge carries a sentence of life in prison.
The charge of criminal homicide can include any instance in which someone knowingly, intentionally, recklessly or negligently causes a death. It includes the charges of murder and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, the complaint said.
A lawyer representing Rose’s family said on Twitter that relatives have “guarded optimism” about the charge filed against the officer. A funeral for the teen was held Monday.
“The family will settle for nothing less than a conviction and appropriate sentencing,” attorney Lee Merritt said.
Authorities have said Rose and another teen, who was arrested this week , fled after being pulled over on suspicion they were involved in a drive-by shooting. Rose was shot three times — in the right side of his face, his back and his elbow. The bullet fired through Rose’s back struck his lung and heart.
His death has fueled daily protests around Pittsburgh.
Rosfeld pulled over the car in which Rose was a passenger about 15 minutes after reports of a drive-by shooting in nearby North Braddock. In that attack, a 22-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and was treated and released from the hospital.
A witness described a car from that shooting as matching the one Rose was in. A bystander from a nearby home captured video of a portion of the stop and the shooting.
As Rosfeld took the driver of the car into custody, the passenger doors can be seen opening and Rose and the other teen running from the car. The officer then fires three shots.
Rosfeld has been on administrative leave since the shooting.
Two guns were found in the car and an empty gun magazine was found in Rose’s pocket, but investigators said Rose did not have a weapon when he was shot.
According to the complaint, the driver of the car, who was operating as an illegal cabbie, said he heard shots from the back of his car. He said Rose was sitting in the front and did not fire any shots during the earlier shooting.
The charge against him comes a day after authorities arrested the second teen seen running from the car the night of the shooting. Authorities say they expect to charge that teen, whose name had not been released as of Wednesday morning, in connection with the drive-by shooting.
Rosfeld, of suburban Penn Hills, had worked at several other police departments, including the force at the University of Pittsburgh, during the last seven years.
Murder charges filed against
East Pittsburgh police officer in shooting death of teenager
28 June 2018
Murder charges have been filed against the East Pittsburgh police
officer who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Woodland Hills High School
student Antwon Rose, Jr. last week as he ran from a car he was riding in after
it was pulled over by police.
Michael Rosfeld, 30, has been charged with one count of criminal
homicide Wednesday, more than a week after he gunned down Rose. He was released
from jail a few hours afterward on a $250,000 unsecured bond, meaning he did
not have to pay any money to get out. An initial hearing is set for July 6.
A cell phone video of the shooting captured by a neighbor shows
Rosfeld firing three shots within seconds as Rose and another youth tried to
run away. All three shots hit Rose in the back. At no time did Rosfeld instruct
Antwon to stop running or fire a warning shot.
Rosfeld, who has been on paid leave since the shooting, had only
been hired by the East Pittsburgh police department a few weeks earlier and was
sworn in less than two hours before murdering Antwon.
At a press conference following the indictment, Allegheny County
District Attorney Stephen Zappala described the shooting as “an intentional act
and there’s no justification for it. You do not shoot somebody in the back if
they are not a threat to you.”
Rose’s family correctly greeted the announcement of charges filed
against Rosfeld with “guarded optimism.” According to a statement released by their
attorneys, the family noted that “there is a long road ahead to a conviction
and proper sentencing which is the only thing we will accept as justice.”
In the overwhelming majority of police killings, of which there
are more than one thousand every year, no officer is ever charged. In the few
cases where charges are brought, most are found not guilty. The Supreme Court
has made it nearly impossible to convict a police officer for murder stating
that an officer is permitted to use deadly force as long as he or she believes
that either they or others are in danger.
Zappala’s indictment of Rosfeld has nothing to do with seeking a
criminal conviction. Zappala delayed bringing charges for more than a week and
the first official interview with Rosfeld was only held by the Allegheny County
Police department Friday, three full days after the shooting, giving Rosfeld
plenty of time to concoct a more favorable account of the killing.
On Tuesday, the day before the indictment, Pittsburgh Mayor
William Peduto announced that he was pressing for an indictment of Rosfeld.
What concerns Zappala and Peduto is the growing movement of
workers and youth throughout the area who have been expressing outrage over the
killing. They hope that with an indictment followed by a drawn-out court
process that popular opposition to police violence will decline.
Rosfeld arrest follows a week of daily and growing protests by
hundreds of residents throughout the area. Many demonstrations have involved
acts of civil disobedience including blocking traffic during rush hour and
sporting events. Workers and youth who have taken part in the protests have
been motivated by the continuing wave of police violence throughout the country
as well as the attack on immigrants and growing inequality.
On Sunday more than 1,400 Pittsburgh area residents attended the
viewing for Antwon paying their respects to the family and expressing their
grief and outrage over yet another young man losing his life at the hands of
Dale, a family member who spoke to the World Socialist Web Site
prior to the charges being filed against Rosfeld said, “Antwon was such a good
kid. He was taking AP classes, all his teachers liked him, everyone liked him.
All his teachers came today, all his friends from school came. 1,400 people
came that is how much he was loved.”
Referring to the fact that the officer who shot Antwon had not yet
been arrested, Dale said, “the question I want answered is why is Zappala
giving him a 10-day head start?
“If it was the other way around, I’d be in jail. Why give him a
head start. He could be halfway around the world. If situation turned around,
and Antwon shot the police office, he would be in jail right now. They would be
grilling him night and day. Why isn’t this man in jail right now?”
A friend of Rose’s who attended the Sunday viewing, said, “He was
a really nice guy, he worked hard and was friendly to everyone. It is so wrong
that the police shot him in the back. He wasn’t a treat, he was scared and ran.
He was probably worried that if he got in trouble it would hurt his future. The
police treat kids as criminals, but we are people.”
On Monday, hundreds of people attend his funeral which was held in
one of the Woodland Hills School District’s buildings with many of Antown’s
friends and teachers speaking about his life and the impact that he had on
On Tuesday protest resumed with nearly a thousand people marching
through downtown Pittsburgh demanding justice.
In the week since Rose’s murder at least 13 people have fallen
victim to police shootings, according to a database maintained by the Washington Post. So far
this year 504 people have been shot and killed by police; the vast majority,
477, are men. The greatest number of victims are white (193), followed by black
(92), and Hispanic (52). Fifteen are listed as Other and 152 as unknown.
As in the case of Antwon Rose, 28 victims were unarmed and 178
were shot while they ran away from the police.