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  • America First Charity Begins at Home

    America First Charity Begins at Home

    I got an email…. CHRISTMAS IS COMING -…

     So while I am trying to decide what?  DONATING ITEMS OR MONEY to WHICH GROUP of

    non-profit to support “FOR ONLY $19.00 A MONTH”.

    I’m sure you have seen this before so it is just a reminder as the appeals flood the mailbox. 

     AMERICA IS MY COUNTRY, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION IS COMING

    TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS” Several times in his campaign rallies.

    THE US GOVERNMENT UNDER BUSH (R) AND OBAMA (D) PAID 70% OF NATO TO FIGHT THE 16 YEARS OF WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST, USING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY, THE OTHER 28 COUNTRIES PAID 30%.

    THE US GOVERNMENT UNDER BUSH (R) AND OBAMA (D) HAS SPENT $6,000,000,000,000.00 SIX TRILLION DOLLARS OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY FOR 16 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT SENT $1.7 BILLION $$$$ IN CASH TO IRAN.

    2014 THE STATE DEPARTMENT CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR $600 BILLION DOLLARS

    2016  www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/politics/us-army-audit-accounting-errors/ $6.5 TRILLION.

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    TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS” Several times in his campaign rallies.

    TRUMP SAID “AMERICA FIRST WILL BE THE OVERRIDING THEME OF MY ADMINISTRATION,”

    “UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN WILL EVER AGAIN FEEL THAT THEIR NEEDS COME SECOND TO THE CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES,” TRUMP SAID.

    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT BY THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HIS UNILATERALLY “ONE SIDED” COMMITMENT TO AMERICA FIRST.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW FOREIGN POLICY,

    AMERICA FIRST  AND, IT’S Soooo… ONE SIDED….

     IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A  UNILATERALLY ACT, OF AND FOR, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS, OF AND IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    TRUMP SAID “AMERICA FIRST WILL BE THE OVERRIDING THEME OF MY ADMINISTRATION”

    A timely definition before your generous spirits open your wallets.

    DEFINITION OF “CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME” FROM THE Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

    You should take care of your family and other people who live close to you before helping people who are living further away or in another country.

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    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT BY THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HIS UNILATERALLY “ONE SIDED” COMMITMENT TO AMERICA FIRST.

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    TRUMP SAID “UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN WILL EVER AGAIN FEEL THAT THEIR NEEDS COME SECOND TO THE CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES”

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    Congressional Budget Justification Foreign Assistance Summary …

    https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/252735.pdf

    Country/Account Summary FY 2015 & FY 2017 Overseas Contingency …. Table 3a reports the FY 2015 allocations of Foreign Assistance and Food for Peace, …

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    Fiscal Year 2017  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION

    (a 115 page document)

    FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

    the total proposed federal budget for 2017:

    $50.1 BILLION DOLLARS

    $50,100,000,000.00

    SUMMARY TABLES

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    Aug 30, 2012WHILE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FOREIGN AID REMAINS UP FOR DEBATE, THE UNITED STATES RECENTLY HAS CONTINUED TO PUMP AROUND $50 BILLION IN AID TO OTHER … www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/usforeignaid-by-country_n_1837824.html

    FOREIGN AID IN 2014, U.S. SPENT ROUGHLY $35 BILLION

    NOV 11, 2015 U.S. SPENT $35 BILLION

    ON FOREIGN ECONOMIC AID LAST YEAR. THE $5.9 BILLION FOR MILITARY FUNDING REPRESENTS 17% OF THE ROUGHLY $35 BILLION THE U.S. SPENT ON FOREIGN AID IN 2014, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT.NOV 11, 2015

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    2017 changing the name FROM FOREIGN AID to FOREIGN ASSISTANCE does not change the game.

    the total proposed federal budget for 2017:

    IS  $50.1 BILLION DOLLARS

    $50,100,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLARS

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    The U.S. foreign-aid budget, visualized – The Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/…/2016/09/…/the-u-s-foreignaid-budget-visualiz…

    Sep 26, 2016 – Most of us gawked at the U.S. promising Israel $38 billion in aid. But what does America’s foreignaid budget actually look like?

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW ADMINISTRATION AND A NEW FOREIGN POLICY,

    AMERICA FIRST  AND, IT’S Soooo… ONE SIDED,

     IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A  UNILATERALLY ACT, OF AND FOR, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS, OF AND IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    THE $1.7 BILLION $$$$ IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WAS OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT

    TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS” and he promised to fix it.

    Mr. Trump called the agreement reached with Iran in July 2015, “one of the most incompetent deals of any kind I’ve ever seen,” and he promised to fix it.

    BECAUSE THE IRAN DEAL IS AN EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT, NOT A TREATY, THE NEW PRESIDENT TRUMP, HAS GREAT LATITUDE TO ALTER OR SCRAP IT.

    IN  “AMERICA FIRST” TERMS, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISION ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE IRAN DEAL WILL BE AN EARLY TEST OF HIS WILLINGNESS TO ACT UNILATERALLY.

    UNILATERAL MEANS “ONE-SIDED, UNDERTAKEN OR DONE BY OR ON BEHALF OF ONE SIDE, PARTY, OR FACTION ONLY; NOT MUTUAL:

    UNILATERAL UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEW FOREIGN POLICY “AMERICA FIRST” THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ROLL OVER ON IT’S BACK TO GROUPS LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS etal. UNLESS IT IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL.

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    HOW ONE SIDED WAS OBAMA’S $1.7 BILLION $$$$  IRANIAN EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT?

    SEP 7, 2016 OBAMA ADMITS HIS ADMINISTRATIONS SECRET IRANIAN $1.7 BILLION $$$$ DEAL (KEPT SECRET FROM OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE)

    WHICH GROUP INDEED……

    THE UNITED NATIONS HAGUE COMMISSION GROUP decided to demand payment and OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GROUP (kept SECRET from our elected representative) decided to donate $1.7 BILLION American cash money…

    US made $1.7 billion transfer to Iran in foreign cash, Treasury says …

    www.foxnews.com/…/us-made-1-7-billion-transfer-to-iran-in-foreign-cash-treasury-says…

    Sep 7, 2016 – THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGED TUESDAY THAT A $1.7 BILLION TRANSFER TO IRAN EARLIER THIS YEAR WAS PAID ENTIRELY IN FOREIGN HARD CURRENCY. AN INITIAL $400 MILLION DELIVERY WAS SENT TO TEHRAN JAN. 17, the same day Iran agreed to release four American prisoners.

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    The $400 million payment to Iran was American diplomacy at its finest …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…paymentiranamerican…/2d1e6d5a-5f3c-11e6-af…

    Aug 11, 2016. THE PAYMENT, (BY OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT) THEN, REFLECTS THE UNITED STATES’ COMMITMENT TO RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW, …(OF THE UNITED NATIONS)

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMMITTED TO AMERICA FIRST

    TO “AMERICAN LAW AND ORDER” FIRST.

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    HOW HAS U.S. FOREIGN AID-ASSISTANCE BEEN HELPING FOREIGN PEOPLE?

    You should take care of your family and other people who live close to you before helping people who are living further away or in another country.

     HOW HAS U.S. FOREIGN AID-ASSISTANCE BEEN HELPING AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME period

    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT BY THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HIS UNILATERALLY “ONE SIDED” COMMITMENT TO AMERICA FIRST.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW FOREIGN POLICY, AMERICA FIRST

     AND, IT’S Soooo…

    ONE SIDED, IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A  UNILATERALLY ACT, OF AND FOR, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS, OF AND IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    To be continued… Congress justifies….

    Obama and Kerry’s 2017 Budget Assumes $50.1 Billion?

    FY 2017 Congressional Budget Justification – Department of State …

    https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/9276/252179.pdf

    FEB 9, 2016 – FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AS PART OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, NOT SOMETHING SEPARATE, NOT CHARITY. … THE FY 2017 PRESIDENT’S BUDGET ASSUMES THAT FURTHER.

    ACCORDING TO OBAMA(D) AND KERRY $50.1 BILLION DOLLARS OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY PAID TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FOR FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IS NOT A CHARITY


  • Hillary’s Tyranny Sold Out America

    WikiLeak emails are documenting lying crooked  Hillary, collusion, corrupt, super pacts, global pay per play, 33,000 emails erased bleached, secret servers, extremely careless, Hillary did not go to jail, Hillary collected millions and millions of dubious payola (the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest) and the IRS gave her a good to go run for president pass.

    Jefferson 1970 “Single acts of tyranny (cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control) may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.

    WikiLeak  emails are documenting  that Hillary, as Secretary of State sold out America to the world Bank, the Federal Reserve Cartel , her collusion and corruption at the highest levels in the world, As president Hillary would implement  hemispheric  United Nations globalized control over American Citizens with open borders and free trade and destroy American Sovereignty

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    Oct 15, 2016 DIVERSION IS HILLARY’S ONLY STRATEGY (30 years of political experience)

    Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

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    1954  THE DOCTRINE ADOPTED BY THE POLICY COMMITTEE OF THE BILDERBURG GROUP DURING ITS FIRST KNOWN MEETING.

    DIVERSION, THE PRIMARY STRATEGY

     Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

     FOR AMERICAN VOTERS… COINCIDENCE?  I THINK NOT

    Bilderberg Chooses Hillary Clinton for 2016? | Global Research …

    www.globalresearch.ca/bilderberg-chooses-hillaryclinton-for-2016/5454829

    Jun 8, 2016 – The “official” Bilderberg Group website has released a list of … Bilderberg 2015 so far is the fact that a major Hillary Clinton advisor is on the list …

    It is also well-known that whatever agenda is discussed at Bilderberg will have repercussions for the entire world for years to come.

    By Intellihub News Global Research,

    is a leading independent news agency covering a wide range of issues including globalism, the increasing police state, and the control of media by a small number of corrupt corporations.

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    Behind My Back | Silent Weapons For a Quiet War

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/11/silent-weapons-for-a-quiet-war/

    This document is the doctrine adopted by the Policy Committee of the Bilderburg Group during its first known meeting in 1954.

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    Silent Weapons For a Quiet War 1954

    Hillary’s Bilderburg Group

    1954 Although the so-called “moral Issues” were raised, in view of the law of natural selection IT WAS AGREED THAT A NATION OR WORLD OF PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT USE THEIR INTELLIGENCE ARE NO BETTER THAN ANIMALS WHO DO NOT HAVE INTELLIGENCE. Such a people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent.

    1954 CONSEQUENTLY, IN THE INTEREST OF FUTURE WORLD ORDER, PEACE, AND TRANQUILITY, IT WAS DECIDED TO PRIVATELY WAGE

    1954 A QUIET WAR AGAINST THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WITH AN ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF PERMANENTLY SHIFTING THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL ENERGY (WEALTH) OF THE UNDISCIPLINED AND IRRESPONSIBLE MANY INTO THE HANDS OF THE SELF-DISCIPLINED, RESPONSIBLE, AND WORTHY FEW.

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    Jefferson 1790, “Single acts of tyranny (cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control) may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.

    WikiLeaks Here’s the full excerpt of the Hillary’s remarks from the e-mail in question,

    WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 13, 2016. Some initial observations: The Soros Hamptons invite (link): Dear Mr. Podesta,. I am writing to follow …

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    Behind My Back | Just a Matter of Time and Money 1790-2016

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/28/just-a-matter-of-time-and-money-1790-2016/

    Apr 28, 2016 – JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND FOREIGN MONEY 1790-2016 1790 … www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/11/silent–weapons-for-a-quiet–war/.

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     HILLARY’S  HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

    Behind My Back | “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/04/16/highcrimes-and-misdemeanors/

    Apr 16, 2014 – Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” by Jon Roland, … Original URL: http://www.constitution.org/cmt/high_crimes.htm | Text Version

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    Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812)

    “Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Rothschild, Rockefeller and Morgan …

    humansarefree.com/2015/06/the-federal-reserve-cartel-rothschild.html

    Jun 25, 2015 – The House of Morgan now fell under Rothschild and Rockefeller family control. A New York Herald headline read, “Railroad Kings Form …

    THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM IS A BANK THAT IS PRIVATELY OWNED, AND IS WHERE THE UNITED STATES KEEPS MOST OF ITS MONEY.

    To be continued….


  • Elect Trump What have you got to lose?

    Lose Lying’ Hillary

    Lose the Benghazi liar

    Lose the pay to play Clinton Foundation

    Lose the creeping Crud in the U.S.A.

    Lose the best government money can buy

    Lose the rigged elections

    Lose the super pacts

    Lose the establishments career politicians

    Lose the politicians insider trading

    Lose the politico establishments nepotism

    Lose the politico establishments cronyism

    Lose Obama’s Justice Department

    Lose the FBI’s run and hide

    Lose the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Lose the global money control of BIS’s and ECC

    Lose the Global  too big to fail Federal Reserve

    Lose the rigged, lying partisan politico news media

    Lose the sanctuary cities

    Lose the open borders

    Lose the criminal  immigrants first

    Lose the revolving door

    Lose the press one for English

    Lose the lawless disorder

    Lose the illegal foreign immigrants invading our country

    Lose the ISIS radicalization in American prisons.

    Lose Shari law upheld in the American Judicial system

    Lose Appointed Judges

    Lose lying’ non-partisan candidates

    Lose the illegal immigrants that are stealing American jobs

    Lose the WRAP immigration program

    Lose the burkas

    Lose poverty in America

    Lose the homeless crisis in America

    Lose hunger in America

    Lose the long lines at community food banks

    Lose America’s crumbling infrastructure

    Lose corrupt establishment politicians

    Lose lead poisoned drinking water

    Lose the Criminal Catch and Release program

    Lose the alien killers, rapist

    Lose the cop Killers

    Lose the Mexican Cartel Heroin

    Lose the Mexican drug lords

    Lose the drug dealing Gangs

    Lose the horrific Mexican Heroin epidemic

    Lose the radical Islamic terrorists

    Lose the workplace beheading violence

    Lose the killing in gun free zones

    Lose the drive by killers

    Lose Obamacare

    Lose the $6000.00 Obamacare deductible

    Lose the greedy pharmaceutical  companies

    Lose the legally prescribed overdosing of opiate dependency

    Lose the drugging of American toddlers thru teens

    Lose the pills that kill in school shootings

    Lose Obama’s executive orders

    Lose Common core (indoctrination) education

    Lose the propaganda of non-traditional taught to American school kids

    Lose the bad trade deals

    Lose the establishment that plays while we pay

    Lose the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Lose the business killing rules and regulations

    Lose the taxes, tolls and fees

    Lose the working poor

    Lose the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

    Lose Global NGO sue and settle

    Lose America’s  slavery to the United Nations

    Lose the UN Hague decision

    Lose the taxpayer cash funding of terrorist country’s

    Lose the $20 Trillion Dollar National Debt

    Lose the liberals deep pockets credit cards

    Lose the UN Global Climate Change program

    Lose the taxpayers foreign aid program

    Lose the Veteran’s Abuse (VA) program

    Lose Obama’s  executive orders  Public land Grabs

    Lose Obama’s  monumental  landgrabbing  frenzy

    Lose the UNESCO control of American Public Land

    Lose the NGO Trusts that Grab Public land

    Lose the grants that fund Global NGO’S

    Lose the Agenda 21 Globalists agenda

    Lose the New World Order

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    I’m voting for Trump

    With Donald J. Trump as President of the United States Of America

    We the People shall NOT Lose our Constructional Rights

    We the People shall NOT Lose our second Amendment Right

    We the People shall NOT Lose our Declaration of Independence

    We the People shall NOT Lose our America’s sovereignty

    Behind our backs behind closed doors

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    With Donald J. Trump as President of the United States Of America

    We the people shall have a government of the people, by the people and for the people

    And, we the people shall have one nation under God with liberty and justice for all


  • The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    THE UGLY SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of …

    www.inegs.com › Home › Blog

    Oct 7, 2015 – They have paved the way for globalization as the process of connecting the … Europe is being confronted with an unexpected refugee crisis …

    THEY HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR GLOBALIZATION AS THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING THE WORLD AS WELL AS RESHAPING IT INTO A ”GLOBAL VILLAGE”

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    This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

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    Globalization is clearly affected by the postmodern idea of power forged by global players such as corporations, powerful countries, the World Bank, MMF, UN, transnational public and secret organizations as creators of the New World Order.

    Naturally, they do not follow wishes of people who would like such creation but rather those of global players.

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    The media is liberal? The power players control the media?

    Like I said, This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

    WHATEVER…  PRO OR CON, THERE IS LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF TO READ

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     REGARDING MEDIA STRATEGY, the world can be presented only according to the wishes of power structures via media as their transmission channels in function of manipulation, brainwashing and production of approval to all possible sick solutions.

    Chomsky wrote about that in many of his books. He elaborated on various strategies of manipulating public such as the strategy of ”distraction” (inversion of problem), strategy ”create problems, then offer solutions”, ”gradual strategy” in sense of gradual production of approval from the public, ”strategy of deferring” or announcement of unpopular changes, strategy ”go to the public as a little child” or wandering, strategy ”use the emotional side more than the reflection” (manipulation by fears and emotions, what Hitler’s and Stalin’s propaganda had already done),

    STRATEGY ”KEEP THE PUBLIC IN IGNORANCE AND MEDIOCRITY” in which less educated become vulnerable target for manipulation

    and production of approval, strategy of ”self-blame strengthen” to induce emotion in an individual that he/she alone is responsible for his/her position and, finally, strategy ”getting to know individuals better than they know themselves”

    TO ESTABLISH FULL CONTROL AND POWER OVER HUMAN BEHAVIOR. It all happens under the auspices of SIMULATED DEMOCRACY.

    THIS IS WHAT WE CALL DEMOCRACY OR CRAWLING TOTALITARIANISM ON THE GLOBAL SCALE. In flagranti!

    Some of these strategies can be identified on the example of manufactured refugee and immigrant crisis or Migration Period

    1. Prologue

    The trust in progress and continuation of modernization has led us into a new huge transformation of the world. Changes in all spheres of life have occured under the influence of highly developed information and communication technologies.

     THEY HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR GLOBALIZATION AS THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING THE WORLD AS WELL AS RESHAPING IT INTO A ”GLOBAL VILLAGE”. Romantic fervor and faith in globalization have gradually diminished. Political realism, as well as every other, currently abates such romantic fervor and optimism. Globalization is clearly affected by the postmodern idea of power forged by global players such as corporations, powerful countries, the World Bank, MMF, UN, transnational public and secret organizations as creators of the New World Order.

    Naturally, they do not follow wishes of people who would like such creation but rather those of global players.

    It is evident now that anti-globalization movements have not been led by people standing on the other side of the barricade but by mighty structures which even finance movements to prevent them from crossing the line and putting everything in danger. And that is also part of the power play! The power play (technological, military, economic, informatic, media, cultural and metacultural) has indicated uneven effects of globalization, precarious balance in favor of heterogenous oligarchy, unequal distribution of wealth, uncontrolled global risk society, enormous demographic changes, mass economic and forced migrations.

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     RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BALKANS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of play

    The time in which we live is marked by evergrowing influence of knowledge, information and technology, globalism and globalization as a new integration of the world at the turn of the century. It can be denoted as the postmodern condition, second modernity or liquid modernity.

    ·         Lost in the political macro cosmos of EU

    1 July 2015   The text offers a short blogosphere anatomy of a condition which I hope will turn out as a temporary failure. I intend to analyse values and provide rational guidelines for further action…

    Snippet

    Two years ago, political microcosm called Croatia has become a part of political macrocosm called the EU or the Eurosphere as a political construction of second modernity in a globalized world. And that is not irrelevant as well! THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA BECAME A FULL MEMBER STATE OF THE EU TODAY, ON 1 JULY AD 2013.

     From that day on, in terms of phenomenological sociology focused on the analysis of everyday life, there are only few things that indicate the fact that the Republic of Croatia forms part of the everyday political reality of the EU or the Eurosphere. Croatia acts as if it is not a member of the EU and experiences serious problems with semiotics and its own interpretation to which political space does it belong. It affiliates with the Region and lives in an undefined interspace between the EU (Eurosphere) and the Region as a newly constructed imaginary geography of depersonalized states.

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    It is a society that resembles a group of collectors of empty bottles in which there are more collectors than bottles to be found. We are not talking about a minor and insignificant sociological fact but rather an alarming one! We are talking about a poor society, a wretched and almost declassed middle class, mighty oligarchy or profiteers from war and economic transition being regarded as new pillars of society. Features of such society lost in political macrocosm of the EU (Eurosphere) include inefficient and slow public administration, high unemployment rate (in April 2015 it amounted to 17.5% or 310 936), mass emigration of younger population (around 48 000 recently emigrated) with European Comission forecast stating that 166-217 thousand of the most educated will leave the country in seven years from now on. It is a society sentenced to demographic deterioration and disappearance unless dystopian tendencies finally stop. Meanwhile prominent politicians holding executive power communicate poorly or not at all. This relates to the lack of communication from the PM and the president as well as irrational discussions on historical issues without any willingness and wish to move toward the future.

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    Like I said, This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

    WHATEVER…  PRO OR CON, GLOBALIZATION?

    PRO OR CON EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    THERE IS LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF TO READ

     


  • America First – American People First

    America First- American People First

    DONALD J. TRUMP AMERICA FIRST……

    Apr 27, 2016 – America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration

    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech – Donald Trump

    My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else.

    THAT WILL BE THE FOUNDATION OF EVERY DECISION THAT I WILL MAKE.

    UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN WILL EVER AGAIN FEEL THAT THEIR NEEDS COME SECOND TO THE CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

    Americans must know that we are putting the AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST again. On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy – the jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.

    No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same.

    WE WILL NO LONGER SURRENDER THIS COUNTRY, OR ITS PEOPLE, TO THE FALSE SONG OF GLOBALISM.

    The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.

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    The struggle against radical Islam also takes place in our homeland. There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens more.

    We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies.

    A pause for reassessment will help us to prevent the next San Bernardino or worse — all you have to do is look at the World Trade Center and September 11th.

    And then there’s ISIS. I have a simple message for them. Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must as, a nation, be more unpredictable. But they’re going to be gone. And soon.

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    unedited full text – April 27, 2016 – Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech

    Please click and read…. How to Make America Great Again?

    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech – Donald Trump

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-foreign-policy-speech

    Apr 27, 2016 – America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. But to chart our path forward, we must first briefly look back. We have …

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    Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation.

    I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace.

    It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It’s time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold.

    The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless principle. My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else. That will be the foundation of every decision that I will make.

    America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration.

    But to chart our path forward, we must first briefly look back.

    We have a lot to be proud of. In the 1940s we saved the world. The Greatest Generation beat back the Nazis and the Japanese Imperialists.

    Then we saved the world again, this time from totalitarian Communism. The Cold War lasted for decades, but we won.

    Democrats and Republicans working together got Mr. Gorbachev to heed the words of President Reagan when he said: “tear down this wall.”

    History will not forget what we did.

    Unfortunately, after the Cold War, our foreign policy veered badly off course. We failed to develop a new vision for a new time. In fact, as time went on, our foreign policy began to make less and less sense.

    Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, and this led to one foreign policy disaster after another.

    We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos, and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper.

    It all began with the dangerous idea that we could make Western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interest in becoming a Western Democracy.

    We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism; thousands of American lives, and many trillions of dollars, were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill. Iran, too, would rush in and fill the void, much to their unjust enrichment.

    Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster.

    No vision, no purpose, no direction, no strategy.

    Today, I want to identify five main weaknesses in our foreign policy.

    First, Our Resources Are Overextended

    President Obama has weakened our military by weakening our economy. He’s crippled us with wasteful spending, massive debt, low growth, a huge trade deficit and open borders.

    Our manufacturing trade deficit with the world is now approaching $1 trillion a year. We’re rebuilding other countries while weakening our own.

    Ending the theft of American jobs will give us the resources we need to rebuild our military and regain our financial independence and strength.

    I am the only person running for the Presidency who understands this problem and knows how to fix it.

    Secondly, our allies are not paying their fair share.

    Our allies must contribute toward the financial, political and human costs of our tremendous security burden. But many of them are simply not doing so. They look at the United States as weak and forgiving and feel no obligation to honor their agreements with us.

    In NATO, for instance, only 4 of 28 other member countries, besides America, are spending the minimum required 2% of GDP on defense.

    We have spent trillions of dollars over time – on planes, missiles, ships, equipment – building up our military to provide a strong defense for Europe and Asia. The countries we are defending must pay for the cost of this defense – and, if not, the U.S. must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves.

    The whole world will be safer if our allies do their part to support our common defense and security.

    A Trump Administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and funded.

    Thirdly, our friends are beginning to think they can’t depend on us.

    We’ve had a president who dislikes our friends and bows to our enemies.

    He negotiated a disastrous deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms, even before the ink was dry.

    Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon and, under a Trump Administration, will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

    All of this without even mentioning the humiliation of the United States with Iran’s treatment of our ten captured sailors.

    In negotiation, you must be willing to walk. The Iran deal, like so many of our worst agreements, is the result of not being willing to leave the table. When the other side knows you’re not going to walk, it becomes absolutely impossible to win.

    At the same time, your friends need to know that you will stick by the agreements that you have with them.

    President Obama gutted our missile defense program, then abandoned our missile defense plans with Poland and the Czech Republic.

    He supported the ouster of a friendly regime in Egypt that had a longstanding peace treaty with Israel – and then helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in its place.

    Israel, our great friend and the one true Democracy in the Middle East, has been snubbed and criticized by an Administration that lacks moral clarity. Just a few days ago, Vice President Biden again criticized Israel – a force for justice and peace – for acting as an impediment to peace in the region.

    President Obama has not been a friend to Israel. He has treated Iran with tender love and care and made it a great power in the Middle East – all at the expense of Israel, our other allies in the region and, critically, the United States.

    We’ve picked fights with our oldest friends, and now they’re starting to look elsewhere for help.

    Fourth, our rivals no longer respect us.

    In fact, they are just as confused as our allies, but an even bigger problem is that they don’t take us seriously any more.

    When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, no leader was there to meet or greet him – perhaps an incident without precedent in the long and prestigious history of Air Force One.

    Then, amazingly, the same thing happened in Saudi Arabia — it’s called no respect.

    Do you remember when the President made a long and expensive trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to get the Olympics for our country, and, after this unprecedented effort, it was announced that the United States came in fourth place?

    He should have known the result before making such an embarrassing commitment.

    The list of humiliations goes on and on.

    President Obama watches helplessly as North Korea increases its aggression and expands even further with its nuclear reach.

    Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American jobs and wealth, refusing to enforce trade rules – or apply the leverage on China necessary to rein in North Korea.

    He has even allowed China to steal government secrets with cyber attacks and engage in industrial espionage against the United States and its companies.

    We’ve let our rivals and challengers think they can get away with anything.

    If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.

    Finally, America no longer has a clear understanding of our foreign policy goals.

    Since the end of the Cold War and the break-up of the Soviet Union, we’ve lacked a coherent foreign policy.

    One day we’re bombing Libya and getting rid of a dictator to foster democracy for civilians, the next day we are watching the same civilians suffer while that country falls apart.

    We’re a humanitarian nation. But the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion, and disarray.

    We have made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before.

    We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.

    Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS.

    And we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy!

    Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words “radical Islam,” even as she pushes for a massive increase in refugees.

    After Secretary Clinton’s failed intervention in Libya, Islamic terrorists in Benghazi took down our consulate and killed our ambassador and three brave Americans. Then, instead of taking charge that night, Hillary Clinton decided to go home and sleep! Incredible.

    Clinton blames it all on a video, an excuse that was a total lie. Our Ambassador was murdered and our Secretary of State misled the nation – and by the way, she was not awake to take that call at 3 o’clock in the morning.

    And now ISIS is making millions of dollars a week selling Libyan oil.

    This will change when I am president.

    To all our friends and allies, I say America is going to be strong again. America is going to be a reliable friend and ally again.

    We’re going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon American interests, and the shared interests of our allies.

    We are getting out of the nation-building business, and instead focusing on creating stability in the world.

    Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge.

    We need a new, rational American foreign policy, informed by the best minds and supported by both parties, as well as by our close allies.

    This is how we won the Cold War, and it’s how we will win our new and future struggles.

    First, we need a long-term plan to halt the spread and reach of radical Islam.

    Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States.

    Events may require the use of military force. But it’s also a philosophical struggle, like our long struggle in the Cold War.

    In this we’re going to be working very closely with our allies in the Muslim world, all of which are at risk from radical Islamic violence.

    We should work together with any nation in the region that is threatened by the rise of radical Islam. But this has to be a two-way street – they must also be good to us and remember us and all we are doing for them.

    The struggle against radical Islam also takes place in our homeland. There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens more.

    We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies.

    A pause for reassessment will help us to prevent the next San Bernardino or worse — all you have to do is look at the World Trade Center and September 11th.

    And then there’s ISIS. I have a simple message for them. Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must as, a nation, be more unpredictable. But they’re going to be gone. And soon.

    Secondly, we have to rebuild our military and our economy.

    The Russians and Chinese have rapidly expanded their military capability, but look what’s happened to us!

    Our nuclear weapons arsenal – our ultimate deterrent – has been allowed to atrophy and is desperately in need of modernization and renewal.

    Our active duty armed forces have shrunk from 2 million in 1991 to about 1.3 million today.

    The Navy has shrunk from over 500 ships to 272 ships during that time.

    The Air Force is about 1/3 smaller than 1991. Pilots are flying B-52s in combat missions today which are older than most people in this room.

    And what are we doing about this? President Obama has proposed a 2017 defense budget that, in real dollars, cuts nearly 25% from what we were spending in 2011.

    Our military is depleted, and we’re asking our generals and military leaders to worry about global warming.

    We will spend what we need to rebuild our military. It is the cheapest investment we can make. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned.

    But we will look for savings and spend our money wisely. In this time of mounting debt, not one dollar can be wasted.

    We are also going to have to change our trade, immigration and economic policies to make our economy strong again – and to put Americans first again. This will ensure that our own workers, right here in America, get the jobs and higher pay that will grow our tax revenue and increase our economic might as a nation.

    We need to think smarter about areas where our technological superiority gives us an edge. This includes 3-D printing, artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare.

    A great country also takes care of its warriors. Our commitment to them is absolute. A Trump Administration will give our service men and women the best equipment and support in the world when they serve, and the best care in the world when they return as veterans to civilian life.

    Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests.

    Businesses do not succeed when they lose sight of their core interests and neither do countries.

    Look at what happened in the 1990s. Our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were attacked and seventeen brave sailors were killed on the USS Cole. And what did we do? It seemed we put more effort into adding China to the World Trade Organization – which has been a disaster for the United States – than into stopping Al Qaeda.

    We even had an opportunity to take out Osama Bin Laden, and didn’t do it. And then, we got hit at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the worst attack on our country in its history.

    Our foreign policy goals must be based on America’s core national security interests, and the following will be my priorities.

    In the Middle East, our goals must be to defeat terrorists and promote regional stability, not radical change. We need to be clear-sighted about the groups that will never be anything other than enemies.

    And we must only be generous to those that prove they are our friends.

    We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes. But we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism.

    I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia – from a position of strength – is possible. Common sense says this cycle of hostility must end. Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a good deal for America, then we will quickly walk from the table.

    Fixing our relations with China is another important step towards a prosperous century. China respects strength, and by letting them take advantage of us economically, we have lost all of their respect. We have a massive trade deficit with China, a deficit we must find a way, quickly, to balance.

    A strong and smart America is an America that will find a better friend in China. We can both benefit or we can both go our separate ways.

    After I am elected President, I will also call for a summit with our NATO allies, and a separate summit with our Asian allies. In these summits, we will not only discuss a rebalancing of financial commitments, but take a fresh look at how we can adopt new strategies for tackling our common challenges.

    For instance, we will discuss how we can upgrade NATO’s outdated mission and structure – grown out of the Cold War – to confront our shared challenges, including migration and Islamic terrorism.

    I will not hesitate to deploy military force when there is no alternative. But if America fights, it must fight to win. I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary – and will only do so if we have a plan for victory.

    Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction.

    The best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy.

    With President Obama and Secretary Clinton we’ve had the exact opposite: a reckless, rudderless and aimless foreign policy – one that has blazed a path of destruction in its wake.

    After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worse shape now in the Middle East than ever before.

    I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama-Clinton – it has been a complete and total disaster.

    I will also be prepared to deploy America’s economic resources. Financial leverage and sanctions can be very persuasive – but we need to use them selectively and with determination. Our power will be used if others do not play by the rules.

    Our friends and enemies must know that if I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce it.

    However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are signs of strength.

    Although not in government service, I was totally against the War in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East. Sadly, I was correct, and the biggest beneficiary was Iran, who is systematically taking over Iraq and gaining access to their rich oil reserves – something it has wanted to do for decades. And now, to top it all off, we have ISIS.

    My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations.

    That is why I will also look for talented experts with new approaches, and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect resumes but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war.

    Finally, I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and institutions. Instead of trying to spread “universal values” that not everyone shares, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world than military interventions.

    These are my goals, as president.

    I will seek a foreign policy that all Americans, whatever their party, can support, and which our friends and allies will respect and welcome.

    The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies, that we are always happy when old enemies become friends, and when old friends become allies.

    To achieve these goals, Americans must have confidence in their country and its leadership again.

    Many Americans must wonder why our politicians seem more interested in defending the borders of foreign countries than their own.

    Americans must know that we are putting the American people first again. On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy – the jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.

    No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same.

    We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.

    The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.

    NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the U.S. and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. Never again. Only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. Their will be consequences for companies that leave the U.S. only to exploit it later.

    Under a Trump Administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries.

    I will view the world through the clear lens of American interests.

    I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are.

    The world is most peaceful, and most prosperous, when America is strongest.

    America will continually play the role of peacemaker.

    We will always help to save lives and, indeed, humanity itself. But to play that role, we must make America strong again.

    We must make America respected again. And we must make America great again.

    If we do that, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous the world has ever known. Thank you.



  • National Sovereignty and International Law

    National Sovereignty and International Law

    JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA (joined by Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Clarence Thomas) dissented and disagreed with the Court’s invocation of extraterritorial authority.

    THAT JUDGES MAY CREATE RIGHTS WHERE CONGRESS HAS NOT AUTHORIZED THEM TO DO SO, THE COURT COUNTENANCES JUDICIAL OCCUPATION OF A DOMAIN THAT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

    JUSTICE SCALIA’S CONCURRENCE REFLECTS THE CONCERNS THAT JUDICIAL IN-VOCATION OF

    INTERNATIONAL LAW ALLOWS ACTIVISM SUBJECTIVITY CONTRARY TO RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRATIC VALUES.

    JUSTICE SCALIA CONTINUED HIS DISAGREEMENT BY ARGUING THAT

    JUDGES VIOLATE THE  SEPARATION OF POWERS WHEN ADOPTING FOREIGN OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS:

     “WE AMERICANS HAVE A METHOD FOR MAKING THE LAWS THAT ARE OVER US….

    FOR OVER TWO DECADES NOW,  UNELECTED FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE BEEN USURPING THIS LAWMAKING POWER BY CONVERTING WHAT THEY REGARD AS NORMS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW INTO AMERICAN LAW.’

     THE DANGERS UNDERLYING JUDICIAL REFERENCE TO FOREIGN AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS

     THE INVOCATION OF FOREIGN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, WHETHER AS SUPPORTING PRECEDENT OR AS THE BASES FOR LIABILITY THEORIES, REPRESENTS A DISTURBING DEVELOPMENT IN THE RECENT INTERPRETATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF FEDERAL LAW.

     IT ALSO DEVIATES FROM THE TRADITIONAL ROLE OF GOVERNANCE AND THE JUDICIAL ROLE IN THE U.S. SYSTEM.”

    ‘ THE PRACTICE, AS BORK HAS CONTENDED, “COMES PRETTY CLOSE TO ACCEPTING FOREIGN CONTROL OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION.”

    WITH SUCH IMPLICATIONS, JUDGES SHOULD REFRAIN FROM LOOKING OUTSIDE U.S. BORDERS AND RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS U.S. LAW THEY ARE INTERPRETING AND APPLYING.

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     SOVEREIGNTY CONCERNS

    A NATION HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE ITS OWN LAWS AND TO DEFINE THE MEANS BY WHICH THOSE LAWS ARE CREATED AND INTERPRETED.

     IN THE UNITED STATES, LAWS ARE NOT CREATED  BY THE JUDICIARY, BUT INSTEAD,  BY COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE ELECTED BRANCHES.  “SOVEREIGNTY DENOTES INDEPENDENCE. A SOVEREIGN [STATE] IS ONE THAT ACKNOWLEDGES NO SUPERIOR POWER OVER ITS OWN GOVERNMENT.

    ” INDEED, SOVEREIGNTY WAS THE BASIS FOR THE REVOLUTION AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.ET THE IDEA OF SOVEREIGNTY IS UNDER ATTACK IN TODAY’S SOCIETY-IN PART BY JUDGES WHO RELY ON EXTRATERRITORIAL AUTHORITY”

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    ARE YOU VOTING IN 2016?

    RONALD REGAN, originally an AMERICAN ACTOR and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving “peace through strength” abroad.

    RONALD REGAN APPOINTED JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA to the U.S. Supreme Court  in 1986 . ..

    WHO WILL BE JUDGING AMERICA FOR DECADES?

    JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA  is going to be replaced on the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017.

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    ENLIGHTEN YOUR SELF.

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    competition for authority between national sovereignty and international law has … Among American law professors, international law became in the 90s and.

    Part I of this Article presents the background regarding the invocation of foreign and inter-national law in federal courts. It discusses their use as precedential and supportive sources of authority and as the bases for legal liability.

    Part II discusses the fundamental infirmities and dangers related to the invocation of international and foreign law in U.S. jurisprudence. Further, this Part discusses the implications of such behavior on sovereignty, the rule of law, democratic values, constitutional adherence, foreign policy, and development. In conclusion, this Article finds that adherence or even reference to foreign and international authorities should be avoided if the foundational principles of the Republic are to be respected.

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    INTRODUCTION

    With increasing frequency and heightened debate, U.S. courts have been citing

    foreign and “international” law as authority for domestic decisions. This trend

    is inappropriate, un-democratic, and dangerous.’ The judicial citation to foreign and

    international law “a relatively new and certainly controversial” phenomenon is part of a larger discussion on the role of international law in domestic governance.

    THE U.S JUDICIARY AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

    Over the past several years, the invocation of foreign and international law

    in domestic judicial opinions has been rising in a number of contentious areas of law. As the trend continues parties of all political preferences have an interest-and may be impacted  if foreign sources of authority are given legitimacy

    JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA (joined by Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Clarence Thomas)dissented and disagreed with the Court’s invocation of extraterritorial authority.

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    INDEED, Over the past several years, the invocation of foreign and international law in domestic judicial opinions has been rising in a number of contentious areas of law. As the trend continues parties of all political preferences have an interest-and may be impacted  if foreign sources of authority are given legitimacy

    These 16 States Banned ‘Sharia Law’ – Is YOURS on the List?

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    Oct 1, 2015 – Well some states are fighting back. 16 U.S. states have introduced legislation to ban or restrict Sharia law since 2013. The list was compiled by …

    And Muslim pressure groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) have pushed to force Sharia Law on our courts and law enforcement —

    with some U.S. judges insanely agreeing to comply.

    New Jersey judge recently cited Sharia Law in refusing to grant a Muslim woman a restraining order in a horrible case of sexual assault and abuse, because her husband said his abuse was acceptable “according to his Muslim beliefs.” In Texas, a group of unlicensed Muslim “judges” have set up an “Islamic Tribunal” which they say will “resolve disputes” in law, family and businesses using, of course, Sharia Law — not the U.S. Constitution.

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    JUSTICE SCALIA stated in dissent:[T]he Prize for the Court’s Most Feeble Effort to fabricate “national consensus” must go to its appeal (deservedly relegated to a footnote) to the views of assorted professional and religious organizations, members of the so-called “world community,” and respondents to opinion polls …. [I]rrelevant are the practices of the “world community,” whose notions of justice are (thankfully) not always those of our people. “…

    [W] here there is not first a settled consensus among our own people, the views of other nations, however enlightened the Justices of this Court may think them to be, cannot be imposed upon Americans through the Constitution. “

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    Justice Scalia’s dissent contributed to a growing debate as to the utility and appropriateness of world views in defining domestic law.

    Lawrence v. Texas found unconstitutional a Texas statute bar-ring same-sex sodomy. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited as authority a decision by the

    European Court of Human Rights

    permitting homosexual conduct as evidence of a lack of consensus on such conduct’s illegality.”  Again, Justice Scalia (joined by then Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justice Thomas) dissented, in part because of the Court’s reference to foreign authorities.

    Here, Justice Scalia stated in dissent: In any event, an “emerging awareness” is by definition not “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition[s],”as we have said “fundamental right” status requires. Constitutional entitlements do not spring into existence …

     because foreign nations decriminalize conduct. The Bowers majority opinion never relied on “values we share with a wider civilization,” but rather rejected the claimed right to sodomy on the ground that such a right was not “‘deeply  rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition.”‘ Bowers’ rational-basis holding is likewise  devoid of any reliance on the views of a “wider civilization,”….

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    The Court’s discussion of these foreign views…is therefore meaningless dicta. Dangerous

    dicta, however, since “this Court.. .should not impose foreign moods, fads, or fashions

    on Americans.” According to Justice Scalia, domestic law should not be defined

    by, nor depend on, international or foreign views.

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    In Sosa, JUSTICE SCALIA concurred in the judgment but opined separately (joined

    by then Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justice Thomas) to contest the idea of federal common law INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL LAW AS “NONSENSE ON STILTS”:

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    In modern international human rights litigation of the sort that has proliferated since Filartiga v. Pena-Irala, a federal court must first create the underlying federal command But” the fact that a rule has been recognized as [customary inter-national law], by itself, is  not an adequate basis for viewing that rule as part of federal common law. JUSTICE SCALIA emphasized the general rejection of federal “common law” since Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins .

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    JUSTICE SCALIA also questioned the interference with Congress and foreign relations associated with judicial recognition of customary international law claims.

    JUSTICE SCALIA OPINED THAT ASKING JUDGES TO DEFINE INTERNATIONAL LAWS APPLICABLE IN U.S. COURTS THREATENS DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES: TO BE SURE, TODAY’S OPINION DOES NOT ITSELF precipitate a direct confrontation with Congress by creating a cause of action that Congress has not. But it invites precisely that action by the lower courts …. In holding open the possibility

    National Sovereignty and International Law

    JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA (joined by Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Clarence Thomas)dissented and disagreed with the Court’s invocation of extraterritorial authority.