Migrants Invade Mexico; Inching Closer To The Border, Liberal Media Continues It’s Outrage & an Interview With Diego Zuluaga

Hey, BillOReilly.com Premium Members welcome to the No Spin News. Wednesday, November 21st, 2018. Take your country back. So this is our last show. For the Thanksgiving break and I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll get to that in a little while.

On Friday we have a special. A No Spin News special on the media. I know I overdo it but if you care about the corruption in the media you want to watch it on on Friday. Tomorrow I’ll check in somewhat if something happens. We have posted my interview with Barack Obama last one I did Super Bowl interview. OK. To show you how you can be tough interviewing a president but not disrespectful. That entire interview is now posted on BillOReilly.com. Anybody can watch it so if your friends aren’t paying Premium Members they want to see it they can just alert them that’s there. You might check it out let me know what you think. I took a lot of heat from the left on that interview. It’s really amusing now to see a guy like Acosta, who’s a far left guy and the left have no problem with him. You know the hypocrisy is just astounding.

Alright, the latest on a border, 10,000 migrants. Now I said to you that I didn’t think that. These people were going to get to our border in this number and they have and there’s two things in play.

The Mexican authorities are allowing it. Now they got trouble in Tijuana because their own people are rebelling but the Mexican government the Nieto he allowed it.

Why. I can only suspect and that there are there is millions and millions of dollars funding these migrants because they got on buses and trucks and cars in Mexico City and they drove. Now, there’s 10,000 of them. All right most of them in Tijuana. But about 3,000 in Mexicali which is also on the border in the Southern California district. OK.

So this information comes from the Department of Homeland Security and we have troops and we’re not going to let them in. I don’t think because as I have been reporting the goal here is to crash the U.S. immigration system entirely. Now I’m going to put up the graphic we put up yesterday because we have a little bit more information. The founders of this. This is coming out of Washington D.C. the National Immigration Forum overseeing the funding for the migrant movement. They work through two organizations in Chicago, Centro Sin Fronteras, La Familia Latina Unida. Anyway, there’s two Chicago operations that are the conduit so the money going to Pueblo Sans Fronteras there on the ground.

That last organization is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

OK, so there’s the pipeline. George Soros absolutely involved. He gave 4.4 million dollars to the National Immigration Forum through the Open Society Foundation which is his crew, that was in 2009 to 2014 and I’m sure he’s given more money since then. All told Soros Open Society Foundation donated a 827 million dollars to far left people eight hundred twenty-seven million.

It’s staggering. And I think it’s going to be more than that when they total it all up. That’s what we have now. So, he, Soros you know you remember a couple weeks ago if you criticize him you’re anti-Semitic. All right well I just wrote a book called “Killing the SS” and if you call me anti-Semitic then you know you’ve got a defamation lawsuit on your hands and I get back out of my book. So anyway Soros and his crew I know are involved with this. It is just too coincidental. So there you have it. That’s what’s going on. It’s a well-organized crew based in Washington D.C. designed to crash the U.S. immigration law by ripping up the asylum programs and the mainstream media has ignored the story almost entirely because they sympathize with the open borders agenda.

The reportage has been horrible, awful. I don’t even bother anymore. Now on Monday Federal Judge John Tigar, part of the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco halted an order by President Trump that said you cannot apply for asylum in the USA unless you go to a port of entry.

Tigar said no 1964 law says you can if you’re a foreign national anywhere in the USA. Apply for asylum. And that’s true. That’s right. I mean the Ninth Circuit is a corrupt circuit. We all know that. But this ruling by Tigar is upholding what the law is and it’s just it is and the U.S.A. signed a U.N. treaty in 1951 saying the same thing. It’s still in effect. So anyway President Trump doesn’t like this at all this ruling and he said this go.

SOT- President Trump: Every case gets filed in the Ninth Circuit because they know that’s not law. That’s what this country stands for. Every case that gets filed in the Ninth Circuit we get beaten and then we end up having to go to the Supreme Court like the travel ban that we won the Ninth Circuit. We’re going to have to look at that.

Bill O’Reilly: So right after that Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court criticized President Trump saying we need an independent judiciary. OK. I want an independent judiciary but certainly, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is not independent.

It’s a political body. Now there are very fine judges and I know some of them on that court and there is disgusted as I am and as President Trump is now a way to get around this is to cite national security. Donald Trump is not going to win on the law. The law is on the side of the left wingers on the Ninth Circuit. The law says what it says you want to change it and it should be changed is obsolete. Change it. Congress has to do that.

But if Donald Trump wants to say 10,000 migrants massed on our border is a national security problem which is absolutely is. Then that’s how you get around the stated law. You say I’m suspending, I’d suspend all asylum applications if I were president for six months. Every one of them from anywhere in the world.

Because you can’t have an organized cabal trying to crash your law and just let it go.

So national security, Trump will win on that and as he went on the nations that he didn’t want to accept visas from he won, as we predicted he would. He’ll win on national security. You got the president’s got to be able to protect the country. It’s 10000 people down there right it’s already been like 500 arrests in Mexico for crimes committed by the migrants allegedly. Man, this is not. This is not what the press has portrayed it. You know a lot mostly men down there young men trying to get in here. All right.

So the smear du jour, the smear of the day against Donald Trump was that he somehow wanted to prosecute James Comey and Hillary Clinton the New York Times of course. Of course, he wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey. Is this a big story? Oh, he should be impeached because he wanted to do that. Well, President can’t do it. OK. Prosecutors do it, Justice Department has done it based on evidence can’t just arrest somebody you evidence so he can say down from me and say I’d like to see you investigate call me and Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton further it’s not any big deal. He’s been saying that forever. But the New York Times headline this is the smear du jour. Yesterday it was Ivanka Trump.

All right. Every day I’ll give you the smeared as you’re on now tomorrow’s Thanksgiving nobody will even care about this because shogi Jamal shogi murdered by Saudi Arabia.

President Trump’s not going to take any action against that country making a mistake. I think it’s the same thing as Putin. Trump doesn’t want to blow up the Saudi relationship he didn’t want to blow up the Russian relationship and he knows Americans don’t care about Jamal Khashoggi and they don’t they don’t.

Nobody’s walking around except CNN and MSNBC going. Jamal shock nobody now. I told you this Saudi Arabia is a bad country guy rules it bad guy but they help the United States. What I would have done would be very clearly say I believe theU.S. intel when it implicates the Saudi government in this murder.

The president believes the U.S. into I’m going to warn Saudi Arabia that if there is another murder or human rights violation at that level I’m going to sanction you.

That’s tougher I understand why Trump doesn’t want to dismantle our best ally beside Israel in the Middle East a bulwark against Iran. I understand. And the greater good is served by having Saudi Arabia in our orbit. I feel very bad for Jamal Khashoggi and his family. He was murdered because the kingdom didn’t like him. So I think the president should be tougher on these things and take some of that ammunition away from his critics.

President Trump’s lawyers have said he has answered the questions from Robert Mueller in writing.

Apparently, the special prosecutor has those questions and answers. It’s going to be really interesting when that final report comes out.

All right. Thanksgiving is my informal take on Thanksgiving in the year 2000 80 America is still the greatest country on earth.

We have a very different president who has a very different approach to governing that has created a whole lot of hatred and a lot of controversies. That’s our democracy. That’s our republic. All right. People were fed up with standard politicians they elected Donald Trump. I think he’s doing the best he can do. Press Aide some Democrats Hatum far left hates him.

So we are all out of hatred.

Does it mean the country’s best means certain elements in the country are bad but not the country per se. The reason America is the greatest country on earth is because of opportunity. 10000 people in my caravan. Why are they there? They want opportunity.

There’s no opportunity in their country so they think here they know there’s opportunity. For 350 million people there is an opportunity to get a better life.

Saw I came from Levittown. I came from a very working-class home even though both my parents went to college. We had a working-class mentality and had a lot of money. OK. If you want to know about me a bold fresh piece of humanity is the book to pick up in my neighborhood. Most of my friends became cops or firefighters or teachers or physicians assistants some lawyers. But it was a standard issue working class. I broke out miracle bit with my personality miracle. OK. And I have achieved success now after that success was achieved. I was brutally attacked and I’ve absorbed the attacks is it the country’s fault. I was brutally attacked. Now country gave me an opportunity. I seized the opportunity. I have a nice car. I have two nice houses. I can send my kids to the best schools I can get the best doctors I have light years more than any of my ancestors ever had because of America. Because of this country. So I’m thankful that I am an American. I’ve been 85 countries. There’s not another place on earth that I would go if I had to move if I was deported. I go to Ireland or maybe Australia. OK but I don’t want to go anywhere. I like it here. I don’t believe in white supremacy. I don’t believe in white privilege. I think it’s a bunch of garbage put out by people who want to create a victim mentality for votes. I for twenty years plus if Fox News tried to maintain an objectivity toward liberal America that is gone because of the far left which attacked me and which I believe in doing grave damage. To the USA not liberals. Lots of liberal friends far left people I despise them and what they stand for. I despise what Bernie Sanders stands for Not him. He’s all right doddering guy what he stands for. I despise I don’t want the government seizing my property. All right right now theU.S. governments like this. It’s like this. They’re not the country that we elect them but we can replace them. Judges look like they’re getting better thanks. Donald Trump I don’t want judges making decisions based on their personal ideology. I’m sorry Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I don’t want it to Sotomayor. All right. I want you to look at the intent of the founding fathers. And then rule in that way get two new judges both of whom I believe will do that. That’s a big matter how much you may not like Donald Trump style those two judges going forward. The last line of defense against a secular socialist America which is what the far left wants on free to practice my religion. I’m free to bloviate to you I’m free to go out and have a good time as long as I obey the law.

I’m free. I wouldn’t be free in Venezuela or Cuba or China.

Or many of the European nations because I wouldn’t have the resources to do what I want because they take assets away.

The tradeoff is you get healthcare you get education they’ll bury you when you die but you’re taking your money away. I don’t want that. I want to earn my money honestly which I do spend it the way I want give it away. And which we absolutely have given millions and millions of dollars away. And that brings me to the last point on Thanksgiving. It’s not so much about me or you. It’s about what we can do to help our fellow.

What can we do to help.

So I drawn up a list as I always do around this time of year of donations are going to make to charities that I know are honest that I know help people you know independence when we’ve we’ve raised 30 million dollars for that because I know they’re honest I know they’re getting attract chairs for the severely wounded people. You’ve seen them on my program you know. All right. I give money to Haitian health foundation. Why would I do that. Because those people are so desperate. Those Haitians it’s such a corrupt country. This is an American run charity that guys go over there and fix the teeth of little kids teeth are falling out. And adults I know that the way that those guys are going to use that money fix for the kids I give money to a Tijuana charity based in San Diego because they help kids who live in garbage dumps. And I know the people there and I know what they do. So I do what I can do. All right. And I’m thinking about it and thinking about it how can I help. All right I’m a fierce warrior around. OK. In order to protect my family I had to pull back on some things and I don’t regret it. All right down the road there might be a reckoning. In this case it’s not about me attacking it’s about me helping because that’s what Thanksgiving should be all about. So the Indians in Massachusetts they helped the Puritans who came over who needed help badly. Namadgi coming over from England in Massachusetts. And there’s nothing there but trees. And swaps and the Indians help me out. I didn’t realize weren’t really well treated after the fact but they helped them out. And everybody gave thanks you know that they at least were alive and they could start a new life which they did. So Ana sinks giving what I like to do is to have a nice meal and fun. Avoid any political discussions with people who you may disagree with. That doesn’t go anywhere. You’re not going to convince anybody. If you want to throw a fact or two out that’s OK but then you smile and laugh. All right have a good time. Relax take four days off. Take a deep breath walk around a little bit to have some fun but always think how can I help.

What can I do in every town in every county? Do people who really need help and you can do it.

You can help them. That’s my message for Thanksgiving.

All right. I’m going I’m going I tell you about a very worthy organization that you might want to check out and then I’m going to come back with some out role as everybody knows AARP is well known you may even be a member.

The mail, Raymond, Message Board: I believe President Trump can close our border for national security at any time and no judge can stop him.

Bill O’Reilly: You’re right Raymond. And you wrote this before my analysis. Good for you.

David, Message Board: Please clarify the San Francisco judge said Trump cannot deny anyone seeking asylum. But I thought the criteria actually granting asylum depended on the persecution of some sort.

Bill O’Reilly: Yes but you have to petition first and then your case is heard in three years. If the migrants get in, it would be five years. That’s what the far left wants to crash the system. So none. No asylum cases could really be heard. In the meantime you’re in the wind you’re in the U.S. but yes you first apply, then you have to persuade.

Edward, Connecticut: In regards to the funding of the caravan are there any laws broken?

Bill O’Reilly: Not as we can see because it’s all taking place in Honduras Central America and Mexico. And you know the charities that are supporting the migrants are legitimate charities. So I don’t see any lawbreaking but certainly, it’s nefarious. They’re keeping it a secret as they can end up going on TV going Yeah we’re funding this.

Jorge, Mexico: I’m reading a series of articles about the rise of China printed by The New York Times and how it’s surpassing the USA what’s your take?

Bill O’Reilly: Jorge, I don’t read the New York Times. I do not believe what they put forth. China a billion and a half people. We have 350 million. They outnumber us almost five to one. Big economic engine. But the communists are impeding it. Big trouble in a lot of the provinces of China. I think we are more powerful militarily than the Chinese. Our technology is better. We have more resources than they do and they don’t have the hearts and minds of the folks. So I do not believe the Chinese are surpassing the USA but I’m sure the New York Times would like you to believe it, Jorge.

Donna, New York: There have been many anti-Semitic incidents in Brooklyn College and other schools that are part of the New York state system. Complaints fell on deaf ears of the administration. So I’d like to correct your statement Bill concerning that professor from Rutgers. Not being called out for his remarks.

Bill O’Reilly: OK. If you know Donna of any anti-Semitic posting uttering anything like that by a professor paid by the state of New York forwarded to me, please. So anti-Semitism should not ever be tolerated. Nor should antiblack sentiment or anti-Muslim or anti-white sentiment. Nothing like that. No demonizing of ethnic groups. Or religious groups but send it to me, if you’ve got it.

Lisa, Texas: Mr. Bill, I enjoy your program because it gets right to the truth. Cuts down on time I have to spend to be informed. Would you clarify the Prison Reform Bill?

Bill O’Reilly: Lisa, I’ll do that in another broadcast but I will just tell you that there is a movement to give people lighter sentences who don’t commit actual violence like punching you or shooting you or stabbing you. So that’s what we have in our federal prisons and state prisons. Very strong sentences against drug dealers who were not convicted of doing that. They only convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl, and crack cocaine which of course can kill you easily and is much much worse than getting stabbed in the arm. This is misguided. This whole prison reform thing but I’ll get into it in a bigger way down the road.

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Bill O’Reilly: Well, thank you very much. That’s so nice Connie. I appreciate that. Right back to you.

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Bill O’Reilly: “Killing the SS” number one book on Sunday in the New York Times. I don’t even read that I have somebody cut it out for me.

Audio, “Killing the SS” number one “Killing Patton” paperback, not number one should be that’s out, OK.

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The Americans Who Risked Everything

Limbaugh Letter ^ | circa Dec 2000 | Rush H. Limbaugh Jr.

RUSH INTRODUCTION: My father, Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., delivered this oft-requested address locally a number of times, but it had never before appeared in print until it was published in The Limbaugh Letter. My dad was renowned for his oratory skills and for his original mind; this speech is, I think, a superb demonstration of both. I will always be grateful to him for instilling in me a passion for the ideas and lives of America’s Founders, as well as a deep appreciation for the inspirational power of words, which you will see evidenced here:

“Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”

It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid three pounds, fifteen shillings. He also bought gloves for Martha, his wife, who was ill at home.

Thomas Jefferson arrived early at the statehouse. The temperature was 72.5 degrees and the horseflies weren’t nearly so bad at that hour. It was a lovely room, very large, with gleaming white walls. The chairs were comfortable. Facing the single door were two brass fireplaces, but they would not be used today.

The moment the door was shut, and it was always kept locked, the room became an oven. The tall windows were shut, so that loud quarreling voices could not be heard by passersby. Small openings atop the windows allowed a slight stir of air, and also a large number of horseflies. Jefferson records that “the horseflies were dexterous in finding necks, and the silk of stockings was nothing to them.” All discussing was punctuated by the slap of hands on necks.

On the wall at the back, facing the president’s desk, was a panoply — consisting of a drum, swords, and banners seized from Fort Ticonderoga the previous year. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold had captured the place, shouting that they were taking it “in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!”

Now Congress got to work, promptly taking up an emergency measure about which there was discussion but no dissension. “Resolved: That an application be made to the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania for a supply of flints for the troops at New York.”

Then Congress transformed itself into a committee of the whole. The Declaration of Independence was read aloud once more, and debate resumed. Though Jefferson was the best writer of all of them, he had been somewhat verbose. Congress hacked the excess away. They did a good job, as a side-by-side comparison of the rough draft and the final text shows. They cut the phrase “by a self-assumed power.” “Climb” was replaced by “must read,” then “must” was eliminated, then the whole sentence, and soon the whole paragraph was cut. Jefferson groaned as they continued what he later called “their depredations.” “Inherent and inalienable rights” came out “certain unalienable rights,” and to this day no one knows who suggested the elegant change.

A total of 86 alterations were made. Almost 500 words were eliminated, leaving 1,337. At last, after three days of wrangling, the document was put to a vote.

Here in this hall Patrick Henry had once thundered: “I am no longer a Virginian, sir, but an American.” But today the loud, sometimes bitter argument stilled, and without fanfare the vote was taken from north to south by colonies, as was the custom. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

There were no trumpets blown. No one stood on his chair and cheered. The afternoon was waning and Congress had no thought of delaying the full calendar of routine business on its hands. For several hours they worked on many other problems before adjourning for the day.

Much To Lose

What kind of men were the 56 signers who adopted the Declaration of Independence and who, by their signing, committed an act of treason against the crown? To each of you, the names Franklin, Adams, Hancock and Jefferson are almost as familiar as household words. Most of us, however, know nothing of the other signers. Who were they? What happened to them?

I imagine that many of you are somewhat surprised at the names not there: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry. All were elsewhere.

Ben Franklin was the only really old man. Eighteen were under 40; three were in their 20s. Of the 56 almost half – 24 – were judges and lawyers. Eleven were merchants, nine were landowners and farmers, and the remaining 12 were doctors, ministers, and politicians.

With only a few exceptions, such as Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, these were men of substantial property. All but two had families. The vast majority were men of education and standing in their communities. They had economic security as few men had in the 18th Century.

Each had more to lose from revolution than he had to gain by it. John Hancock, one of the richest men in America, already had a price of 500 pounds on his head. He signed in enormous letters so that his Majesty could now read his name without glasses and could now double the reward. Ben Franklin wryly noted: “Indeed we must all hang together, otherwise we shall most assuredly hang separately.”

Fat Benjamin Harrison of Virginia told tiny Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts: “With me it will all be over in a minute, but you, you will be dancing on air an hour after I am gone.”

These men knew what they risked. The penalty for treason was death by hanging. And remember, a great British fleet was already at anchor in New York Harbor.

They were sober men. There were no dreamy-eyed intellectuals or draft card burners here. They were far from hot-eyed fanatics yammering for an explosion. They simply asked for the status quo. It was change they resisted. It was equality with the mother country they desired. It was taxation with representation they sought. They were all conservatives, yet they rebelled.

It was principle, not property, that had brought these men to Philadelphia. Two of them became presidents of the United States. Seven of them became state governors. One died in office as vice president of the United States. Several would go on to be U.S. Senators. One, the richest man in America, in 1828 founded the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. One, a delegate from Philadelphia, was the only real poet, musician and philosopher of the signers. (It was he, Francis Hopkinson not Betsy Ross who designed the United States flag.)

Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from Virginia, had introduced the resolution to adopt the Declaration of Independence in June of 1776. He was prophetic in his concluding remarks: “Why then sir, why do we longer delay? Why still deliberate? Let this happy day give birth to an American Republic. Let her arise not to devastate and to conquer but to reestablish the reign of peace and law.

“The eyes of Europe are fixed upon us. She demands of us a living example of freedom that may exhibit a contrast in the felicity of the citizen to the ever-increasing tyranny which desolates her polluted shores. She invites us to prepare an asylum where the unhappy may find solace, and the persecuted repost.

“If we are not this day wanting in our duty, the names of the American Legislatures of 1776 will be placed by posterity at the side of all of those whose memory has been and ever will be dear to virtuous men and good citizens.”

Though the resolution was formally adopted July 4, it was not until July 8 that two of the states authorized their delegates to sign, and it was not until August 2 that the signers met at Philadelphia to actually put their names to the Declaration.

William Ellery, delegate from Rhode Island, was curious to see the signers’ faces as they committed this supreme act of personal courage. He saw some men sign quickly, “but in no face was he able to discern real fear.” Stephan Hopkins, Ellery’s colleague from Rhode Island, was a man past 60. As he signed with a shaking pen, he declared: “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.”

“Most Glorious Service”

Even before the list was published, the British marked down every member of Congress suspected of having put his name to treason. All of them became the objects of vicious manhunts. Some were taken. Some, like Jefferson, had narrow escapes. All who had property or families near British strongholds suffered.

· Francis Lewis, New York delegate saw his home plundered — and his estates in what is now Harlem — completely destroyed by British Soldiers. Mrs. Lewis was captured and treated with great brutality. Though she was later exchanged for two British prisoners through the efforts of Congress, she died from the effects of her abuse.

· William Floyd, another New York delegate, was able to escape with his wife and children across Long Island Sound to Connecticut, where they lived as refugees without income for seven years. When they came home they found a devastated ruin.

· Philips Livingstone had all his great holdings in New York confiscated and his family driven out of their home. Livingstone died in 1778 still working in Congress for the cause.

· Louis Morris, the fourth New York delegate, saw all his timber, crops, and livestock taken. For seven years he was barred from his home and family.

· John Hart of Trenton, New Jersey, risked his life to return home to see his dying wife. Hessian soldiers rode after him, and he escaped in the woods. While his wife lay on her deathbed, the soldiers ruined his farm and wrecked his homestead. Hart, 65, slept in caves and woods as he was hunted across the countryside. When at long last, emaciated by hardship, he was able to sneak home, he found his wife had already been buried, and his 13 children taken away. He never saw them again. He died a broken man in 1779, without ever finding his family.

· Dr. John Witherspoon, signer, was president of the College of New Jersey, later called Princeton. The British occupied the town of Princeton, and billeted troops in the college. They trampled and burned the finest college library in the country.

· Judge Richard Stockton, another New Jersey delegate signer, had rushed back to his estate in an effort to evacuate his wife and children. The family found refuge with friends, but a Tory sympathizer betrayed them. Judge Stockton was pulled from bed in the night and brutally beaten by the arresting soldiers. Thrown into a common jail, he was deliberately starved. Congress finally arranged for Stockton’s parole, but his health was ruined. The judge was released as an invalid, when he could no longer harm the British cause. He returned home to find his estate looted and did not live to see the triumph of the Revolution. His family was forced to live off charity.

· Robert Morris, merchant prince of Philadelphia, delegate and signer, met Washington’s appeals and pleas for money year after year. He made and raised arms and provisions which made it possible for Washington to cross the Delaware at Trenton. In the process he lost 150 ships at sea, bleeding his own fortune and credit almost dry.

· George Clymer, Pennsylvania signer, escaped with his family from their home, but their property was completely destroyed by the British in the Germantown and Brandywine campaigns.

· Dr. Benjamin Rush, also from Pennsylvania, was forced to flee to Maryland. As a heroic surgeon with the army, Rush had several narrow escapes.

· John Martin, a Tory in his views previous to the debate, lived in a strongly loyalist area of Pennsylvania. When he came out for independence, most of his neighbors and even some of his relatives ostracized him. He was a sensitive and troubled man, and many believed this action killed him. When he died in 1777, his last words to his tormentors were: “Tell them that they will live to see the hour when they shall acknowledge it [the signing] to have been the most glorious service that I have ever rendered to my country.”

· William Ellery, Rhode Island delegate, saw his property and home burned to the ground.

· Thomas Lynch, Jr., South Carolina delegate, had his health broken from privation and exposures while serving as a company commander in the military. His doctors ordered him to seek a cure in the West Indies and on the voyage, he and his young bride were drowned at sea.

· Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton, and Thomas Heyward, Jr., the other three South Carolina signers, were taken by the British in the siege of Charleston. They were carried as prisoners of war to St. Augustine, Florida, where they were singled out for indignities. They were exchanged at the end of the war, the British in the meantime having completely devastated their large landholdings and estates.

· Thomas Nelson, signer of Virginia, was at the front in command of the Virginia military forces. With British General Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, fire from 70 heavy American guns began to destroy Yorktown piece by piece. Lord Cornwallis and his staff moved their headquarters into Nelson’s palatial home. While American cannonballs were making a shambles of the town, the house of Governor Nelson remained untouched. Nelson turned in rage to the American gunners and asked, “Why do you spare my home?” They replied, “Sir, out of respect to you.” Nelson cried, “Give me the cannon!” and fired on his magnificent home himself, smashing it to bits. But Nelson’s sacrifice was not quite over. He had raised $2 million for the Revolutionary cause by pledging his own estates. When the loans came due, a newer peacetime Congress refused to honor them, and Nelson’s property was forfeited. He was never reimbursed. He died, impoverished, a few years later at the age of 50.

Lives, Fortunes, Honor

Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word. Their honor, and the nation they sacrificed so much to create is still intact.

And, finally, there is the New Jersey signer, Abraham Clark.

He gave two sons to the officer corps in the Revolutionary Army. They were captured and sent to that infamous British prison hulk afloat in New York Harbor known as the hell ship Jersey, where 11,000 American captives were to die. The younger Clarks were treated with a special brutality because of their father. One was put in solitary and given no food. With the end almost in sight, with the war almost won, no one could have blamed Abraham Clark for acceding to the British request when they offered him his sons’ lives if he would recant and come out for the King and Parliament. The utter despair in this man’s heart, the anguish in his very soul, must reach out to each one of us down through 200 years with his answer: “No.”

The 56 signers of the Declaration Of Independence proved by their every deed that they made no idle boast when they composed the most magnificent curtain line in history. “And for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

My friends, I know you have a copy of the Declaration of Independence somewhere around the house – in an old history book (newer ones may well omit it), an encyclopedia, or one of those artificially aged “parchments” we all got in school years ago. I suggest that each of you take the time this month to read through the text of the Declaration, one of the most noble and beautiful political documents in human history.

There is no more profound sentence than this: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…”

These are far more than mere poetic words. The underlying ideas that infuse every sentence of this treatise have sustained this nation for more than two centuries. They were forged in the crucible of great sacrifice. They are living words that spring from and satisfy the deepest cries for liberty in the human spirit.

“Sacred honor” isn’t a phrase we use much these days, but every American life is touched by the bounty of this, the Founders’ legacy. It is freedom, tested by blood, and watered with tears.

– Rush Limbaugh III

Read the full speech here

Former CIA Whistle-blower Kevin Shipp Exposes the Shadow Government & Deep State

Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up.

In the following video, Mr. Shipp presents a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all.

We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevin’s lead. All of us are essential in the battle to help wake the masses to the truth so that the whistleblowers have the support they need to come forward. If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the fight for the greater good.
Dane Wigington

Mexico Is Deporting Migrant Caravan Members So We Don’t Have To

Mexicans, now saddled with hosting around 3,000 migrants waiting to declare asylum at an official United States border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, California, are losing patience with the “workers” and deporting those that make trouble back to their home countries.

The Associated Press reports that Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to follow Mexico’s laws.

Hundreds of Tijuana residents have also staged protests against the migrants, who have taken over a local soccer stadium to use as a temporary shelter.

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Involucion Histórica de PRI-MOR

Son enormes las expectativas que el próximo gobierno ha creado en más de 30 millones que votaron por Juntos Haremos Historia, de los 90 millones de empadronados. Por eso, es mal presagio constatar que ya apareció el verdadero rostro autoritario y faccioso del que, por lo visto, está decidido a hacer prehistoria. A nuestra democracia hay que recordarle el adagio: “comienza mal la semana el que ahorcan en lunes”. Aún no asume el poder y ya empezaron sus fechorías. López Obrador dice que cambiará el Convenio de Coordinación Fiscal vigente, a través del cual los estados y municipios reciben los recursos federales. Nombrará, a capricho, “coordinadores estatales de programas de desarrollo”, que solo le rendirán cuentas a él. Serán la reencarnación de los “jefes políticos” que nombraba en México el Rey de España, conforme a la Constitución de Cádiz de 1812; y los posteriores que eran designados durante el porfiriato. Creará, pues, una poderosa estructura económico-política, intermedia entre él (como rey o dictador) y los gobiernos estatales y municipales. Anulará, de facto, los resultados electorales que legitiman a los respectivos gobiernos destinatarios constitucionalmente de los recursos públicos federales, quedando relegados por los nuevos “virreyes”. Eso violará flagrantemente, al menos, los artículos 26, 40, 74, 79, 115, 116 y 134 de la Carta Magna. A lo anterior, de suma gravedad, se añade la perversidad específica que se materializará con la designación, que ha dado a conocer, de quienes ocuparán esos inconstitucionales cargos. A tales sujetos no se les conoce por sus capacidades técnicas o administrativas, ni por tener conocimientos sobre las múltiples materias que habrán de decidir. Se trata de ADVERSARIOS POLÍTICOS de los gobiernos que proceden de partidos opositores; como es el caso de Delfina Gómez, la ex candidata de Morena en el Estado de México, quien tendrá más poder político y económico que el gobernador Del Mazo. Y como ella están los demás, que en tres años serán sus candidatos por Morena. Esto es, que vía Decreto Real revertirá los resultados electorales en estados y municipios que no le son afines, arrasando con la democracia, el federalismo y la vida republicana. Centralismo puro, duro y unipersonal. Cerrará la pinza: de un lado tendrá a miles de viejitos y un millón de ninis (pagados) para manifestaciones callejeras y para rendirle pleitesía colgándole flores en el pescuezo; del otro, a “virreyes” de su clan. Todos juntos llevarán a cabo “La Cuarta Transformación de México”… como ordene el rey. Si el Congreso, los gobernadores y los alcaldes no se revelan, y no lo enfrentan en el Poder Judicial, serán copartícipes con el PRI-Mor, mental y moralmente incapacitado para gobernar. http://www.milenio.com/opinion/diego-fernandez-de-cevallos/sin-rodeos/involucion-historica-con-pri-mor

Argentinian President Claims Former Obama Official Asked The Country To Provide Iran With Nuclear Fuel


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It felt like hours, but was only a mere 45 seconds.

In perhaps the most moving moment of this weeks United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stared down the audience in a moment of silence that made all those there – and the rest of us watching on television – feel the weight of his message: The Iran deal makes war more likely.

Netanyahu continued, “I refuse to be silent. The days when the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.”

Israel has always reserved the right to defend itself against its enemies, a point Netanyahu hammered home this week.

Indeed, the nuclear agreement with Iran has been a hot topic in US politics, featuring prominently in the presidential campaign and across Congress. We now know that despite the fact that only 21% of Americans approve of the deal, the White House and Democrats have a bulletproof plan securing its passage.

But it appears that we don’t know the whole story.

There was a speech at the UNGA that directly relates to the deal and our methods of negotiation with Iran that was overlooked for reasons that escape me.

President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

During a 45-minute speech, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed that in 2010 a former Obama administration official asked Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel” under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

According to Kirchner, Gary Samone, who was the White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction at the time, visited Argentina in the hopes of convincing them to provide reactor fuel. When the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs asked for the request in writing, they never heard from Samone again.

There is a backstory to this, as Kirchner explained. In 1987, Argentina supplied Iran with nuclear fuel for their “Teheran” reactor. Samone told Hector Timmerman, the Argentine Foreign Minister, that negotiations with Iran to end or limit its nuclear enrichment program  had begun and that the “Teheran” reactor was a sticking point. Iranian negotiators wouldn’t go forward without the fuel. And Argentina was the United States’ answer.

Another key juncture in this triangle between Iran, Argentina, and the United States is the story of Argentinian Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, his investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aries, and his mysterious death in early 2015. Just hours before Nisman was set to present evidence implicating President Kirchner in a conspiracy to cover up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing, the prosecutor was found dead. Kirchner and her associates insist Nisman’s death was a suicide, but officials have indicated that Nisman was actually assassinated in his apartment execution-style.

Adding to the mystery, investigators also found that someone logged onto Nisman’s computer in the hours after his murder but before his mother discovered his body the following morning.

This narrative is, of course, puzzling and worrisome on a number of levels.

The mystery surrounding Nisman’s investigation and murder seem to indicate more tangible connections between Tehran and Buenos Aries than President Kirchner would like to admit. Additionally, the implied conspiracy allows us to draw revealing conclusions on more dilemmas associated with Argentina’s involvement with Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the United States’ potentially tacit approval.

Throughout the arduous Iranian negotiations, the American public has heard nothing of the backdoor deal between Iran and Argentina bartered by the United States. In 2010 there was no public talk of Iranian nuclear negotiations in US media. This makes it all the more troubling that American negotiators and President Obama involved a secondary, non-nuclear power from a continent that has long sought to keep itself free of nuclear weapons or controversy.

Additionally, this potential bilateral deal between Argentina and Iran occurred during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency in Iran, well before current President Hassan Rouhani came to power. During this time, the Iranian leadership showed unbridled aggression towards the US and Israel. In terms of existential threats, the rhetoric put forward by the Iranian government then was far worse than that which we observe now.

Samone’s seemingly rogue dealings and, more generally, the Obama administration’s 2011 entrance into negotiations were not well known until a recent report from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

According to Ayatollah Ali Khameni, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Obama first reached out in 2011 through the Oman’s leader Sultan Qaboos. The Iranian interpretation of Obama’s proposal is as follows: The Americans “want to solve the nuclear issue and lift sanctions within six months, while recognizing Iran as a nuclear power.”

What’s more, according to the MEMRI report, John Kerry was already involved as an Obama ally, even with Hillary Clinton still in office as Secretary of State. Then-Senator Kerry apparently sent a letter to the Iranian regime “stating that America recognizes Iran’s rights regarding the enrichment cycle.”

The MEMRI report outlines how Iranian officials have revealed that the Obama administration initiated secret negotiations well before the American public heard anything about it. These 2011 talks put the United States directly across the table from Iranian hardliners led by Ahmadinejad. These men were by no means the more reasonable pragmatists in President Rouhani’s cabinet, especially Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif and his colleagues, who the Obama administration have lauded for their receptiveness to Western negotiators.

The American public had every right to know Obama’s intentions in Iran in order to make an educated voting decision in 2012 and, further, to more completely understand the deal we have today.

This is not to condemn the President for taking leadership on a critical issue, but Obama’s ambitions clearly put the United States at a tremendous strategic risk on a significant issue requiring years of transparency and consistency in American leadership,. If Obama would have subsequently been unable to continue negotiations as an outgoing president, American diplomacy would have been severely weakened.

This lack of transparency is not only disturbing, but may very well threaten the integrity of our latest deal with Iran. For the sake of American leadership, the safety of our Israeli allies ,and regional stability, I surely hope our next presidential administration provides the public with more information that can help us to understand the circumstances of our nuclear agreements and major foreign policy decisions generally.

 

I’m a longtime political strategist, Fox News contributor and author of several books, including the recently published Putin on the March. Follow me on Twitter @DouglasESchoen.