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bout how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced--and some have been proved correct.

When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had "shed American blood upon the American soil," Rep. Abraham Lincoln demanded to know the exact spot where it had happened.

And did the Spanish really blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, the casus belli for the Spanish-American War?

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, involving U.S. destroyers Maddox and C. Turner Joy, remains in dispute. But charges that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked U.S. warships on the high seas led to the 1964 resolution authorizing the war in Vietnam.

In 2003, Americans were stampeded into backing an invasion of Iraq because Saddam Hussein had allegedly been complicit in 9/11, had weapons of mass destruction and was able to douse our East Coast with anthrax.

"(He) lied us into war because he did not have the political courage to lead us into it," said Rep. Clare Luce of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, according to many historians, made efforts to provoke German subs into attacking U.S. warships and bring us into the European war through the "back door" of a war with Japan.

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Rick Santorum, Labor Day, And The Workers Who Would Vote Republican If They Thought The GOP Was On Their Side

Rick Santorum, a once and potentially future candidate for president, spoke at the Family Leadership Summit, Ames, Iowa, August 10, 2014.

In the YouTube clip below, Rick Santorum actually talks about the damage done to American workers by immigration. He calls for lower legal immigration. He talks about the Great Wave of immigration in the past, and how it was stopped by the Immigration Act of 1924, which he does not condemn.

Talking about the fact that his grandfather immigrated in 1923, and his father had to wait until 1930 for family reunification, because there were quotas, Santorum doesn’t say we shouldn’t do things like that—he just reports that his father said: “America was worth the wait.”

It’s all sound, patriotic immigration reform stuff—and there’s no transcript online, so watch it yourself:

Did you watch the clip? I’ll transcribe some of it for you. Santorum says

What’s hurting American workers, maybe more than anything else, if you’re an unskilled worker in America, is a huge amount of immigration that’s going on in this country. And I’m not just talking about illegal immigration—yes, we’ve see 12-15 million illegal immigrants here who are competing, in primarily unskilled jobs. But in the last 14 years since 2000, there’ve been more people who’ve come to this country legally than any14 year period in American History, and that includes the Great Wave.

Santorum talks about how waves of immigration come in—and go out. In other words, there were pauses in the immigrant flow—what Pat Buchanan calls “time-outs.”

Santorum is seriously talking about supporting the American worker, and he believes that workers will vote for the GOP if the GOP can give that message and mean it. That’s enough to attract massive condemnation from the likes of Media Matters—always on the alert for “dog whistles”, they’ll be convinced that he got it from us.

And it’s also enough to win an election in 2016.

If politicians, if they can’t see the light, they can feel the heat. I said that about an earlier Santorum speech in June. He’s certainly talking like a guy who’s seen the light, but even if it’s a case of seriously getting it that the GOP is not going to beat the Democrats by running like John McCain, we’ll take it.

A GOP that actually supported American workers would be good news for Labor Day—Obama and the Democrats remain focused on Electing a New People.

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Why Conservatism Inc. Complained When Ann Coulter Called Out Christian Cowards

See also Ann Coulter’s reply to her critics Let He Who Is Without Ebola Cast The First Stone

In 1980s film Repo Man, Emilio Estevez’s protagonist Otto Maddox asks his pot smoking parents for a promised $1,000. His mother replies they can no longer help because, “Your father gave all our extra money to the Reverend's telethon; we’re sending Bibles to El Salvador.”

Otto asks: “Well what about me?” His father responds: “You're on the Honor Roll of the Chariots Of Fire. Same as us, Otto. It was a gift. From all of us jointly.”

I thought of this line recently while reading ’s much-denounced column criticizing Ebola infected missionary Kent Brantly for going to the Third World instead of helping and evangelizing fellow Americans. After all, though the Good Book commands , “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel,” it also says, “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, 'You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’”

Prominent conservative Christians responded with the usual vitriolic outrage they use for MargaretSanger or John Tanton—which is mysteriously never deployed against the likes of anti-Christian bigots like gay columnist Dan Savage. The occasionally sensible Jim Treacher called it “absolute horsecrap.” [Ann Coulter is wrong about Kent Brantly, Daily Caller, August 7, 2014] Channeling Rick Perry, the always squishy Rod Dreher wrote that anyone with “a heart, or a soul” would “hate” Coulter’s column. [Ann Coulter, Dr. Kent Brantly, & Telescopic Philanthropy, American Conservative, August 6, 2014]

Most of Coulter’s antagonists focused on the title of the column

San Antonio’s Unarmed Black “Gentle Giant” Occasions No Riots—Just Beats White Victim To Death With Fists

Bexar County Sheriff's Office mug shot of Michael Joseph Fobbs Jr.

War on Whites? At 11 p.m. on July 3, a 21-year old black man, Michael Joseph Fobbs Jr., was pacing angrily in and out of the San Antonio Amtrak Station, waiting for a train.

At one point, according to a crowd of witnesses and a surveillance videotape, Fobbs stopped in front of a white man who was quietly sitting on a bench just outside the station door, also waiting for a train, and sucker punched him in the head, and then hit him again, knocking him out. Fobbs, who is 6’3” and over 250 lbs., then reportedly said, “I feel like killing someone,” and beat his white victim to death. [Man pummeled to death at train station by Vianna Davila, San Antonio Express News, July 7, 2014.]

Witnesses said that Fobbs calmly walked back into the station, took a clean shirt from his things, and changed his blood-drenched shirt in the bathroom.

Police said that Fobbs was abnormally detached and lacking in affect. He announced to them that he had hit his victim to protect himself, even though the victim had given no suggestion of violence.

News reports helpfully added that no one had heard the victim say anything that might have “provoked” Fobbs.

Michael Joseph Fobbs Jr. has been charged with murder.

Let me try and explain what the police found so baffling.

They were trying to explain Fobbs’ demeanor via white psychology. But Fobbs is black. For many black males, explosions of sadistic and masochistic violence give a sexual-like release.

When I was 14, I was the token white in a small black gang, whose leader, Allan “Pancho” Hankins, once ordered me to torture him.

We were alone in the apartment of Pancho’s sister, Sarah. Pancho ordered me to twist his legs as far as I could, out of their sockets. I dutifully complied, while Pancho screamed, “Do it, Stix, do it!”

In the memoir of black supremacist, admitted rapist, convicted robber and alleged “journalist,” Nathan McCall, Makes Me Wanna Holler, McCall celebrated the momentary release he felt when he and his friends jumped a white teenager who had made the mistake of riding through a black neighborhood, and beat him almost to death.

Whites, far from ever harming McCall, who grew up middle class, had done nothing but help him all his life.

Fobbs told police that he had felt the need to kill the quiet, older, unassuming white man in self-defense.

This mentality is part and parcel of genocidal black alienation and is laid out explicitly in The Isis Papers: The Keys To The Colors, by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a Washington, DC psychiatrist. Welsing argues that blacks must annihilate...

If The GOP Establishment Is So Smart, Why Isn’t It Winning 2014 Midterms (Without Obama’s Help)?

The 2014 GOP wave confidently predicted by party hacks after the Establishment’s string of ruinously expensive narrow primary victories is showing ominous signs of being just a ripple. No surprise: while the conventional MSM/ GOP consultant narrative blames “extremist” Tea Party candidates for recent defeats—ignoring the fact that Establishment candidates failed too—the reality is the Republican Establishment has a thirty-year history of blowing elections, basically because it fails to mobilize the party’s white base. Ironically, if the GOP does win this year, it may be because some candidates are finally mentioning immigration—and because the Obama Regime goes for Administrative Amnesty.

Signs of ripple are everywhere:

So where’s the wave? This is President Obama’s sixth-year-itch election. The map of states with contested Senate seats could hardly be better from the Republicans’ vantage point. And the breaks this year—strong candidates, avoidance of damaging gaffes, issues such as Obamacare and immigration that stir the party base—have mainly gone the GOP’s way, very unlike 2012.Nonetheless, the midterms are far from over. In every single one of the Crystal Ball’s toss-up states, (Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina), the Republican Senate candidate has not yet opened up a real polling lead in any of them….GOP hopes in the Senate have been dashed in the previous four elections; if there’s a fifth this November, Republicans will have only themselves to blame.”

[Surf's Up| there be a GOP wave in the Senate—or a wipeout?by Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoffrey Skelley, POLITICO Magazine, August 25, 2014]

And:

WASHINGTON - It's almost Labor Day, the traditional kick-off to the final stretch of congressional elections. And this was considered a pretty good year for the Republicans to take over the U.S. Senate.And that, of course, would change Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's job title to "majority leader," if he wins his own race.

Well, right now, there's no GOP wave out there, as far as some top analysts can see. Indeed, a Republican takeover of the Senate is not entirely a sure thing.

Analysts: don't expect a GOP wave in Senate, by James R. Carroll, Louisville Courier-Journal, August 27, 2014

Commenting on these reports, Rush Limbaugh said savagely:

Have you heard any Republicans say, "We have got to secure the border and we have got to stop this wanton invasion of illegal alien children"? Have you heard any Republican stand up and say anything in opposition to what's going on now? Have you? I haven't. It's, to me, striking.And yet the Republicans, people talk about a wave election, how is that going to happen? Are they sitting there really believing that the only or the best thing to do is to shut up and don't become targets and let the Democrats commit harakiri and, come November, people will vote Republican automatically 'cause they're so fed up with the Democrats? Is that what the thinking is?

… [I]sn't it ironic? The GOP, despite everything, is still depending on the Tea Party for a huge wave victory in November.

Can Anybody Find the GOP Campaign?, Rush Limbaugh.com, August 27, 2014

The GOP Establishment’s record of ruin began in 1988, when it regained control of the party after George H.W. Bush, lying through his teeth and running as Reagan III, won forty states and a larger share (53.5%) of the popular vote than any subsequent president. Pat Buchanan judged in Right from the Beginningthat the “largest vacuum in American politics” in 1988 was to the right of Ronald Reagan. Yet in the years that followed, the Republican Party ran a series of corporate centrists who either blew winnable elections (George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996, John McCain in 2008, Mitt Romney in 2012) or won pitifully narrow victories (George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004). In the process, Kevin Phillips’s "Emerging Republican Majority" coalition that elected Nixon, Reagan, and (once) George H.W. Bush, was despised and allowed to disintegrate.

In all of these cases, the GOP Establishment got the candidate it wanted. And in all of these cases, they lost, with the partial exceptions of the Bush II Presidencies—which turned into a catastrophe.

Now the GOP Establishment seems poised to replicate this record of failure, this time in the battle over the Senate. And, remember, the Establishment owns this election cycle, having waged war against its own base.

Republicans need six seats in order to retake the Senate, and they’ve already caught some lucky breaks, as when the Democratic candidate in Montana withdrew over a plagiarism scandal. [Democrats face a steep climb in Montana Senate race, by Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight, August 7, 2014]

But with Obama’s unpopularity on the immigration issue, American foreign policy seemingly...

Has Hillary Ever Been Right On Foreign Policy?

Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary [...]

Rap, Thugs, And Bloodstained Hypocrisy of Hollywood’s Violence Profiteers

Gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg bows his head and flashing a peace sign during a "moment of silence" for Ferguson

Did you miss Tinseltown's latest political correctness powwow? Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show this week. Rapper Common led the convocation, preachifying about the positive impact of hip-hop music on society as a "powerful instrument of social change" and "truth."

Cameras showed drug-addled gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg bowing his head and flashing a peace sign during a "moment of silence" for Ferguson. MTV President Stephen Friedman aired public service announcements plying social justice messages. "It's a call to action to our audience that we have to confront our own bias head-on before we can truly create change," Friedman pontificated.

Spare me the shizzle and hypocri-dizzle.

While these Hollywood do-gooders gnash their Zoom!-brightened teeth over violence in the black community, they turn their Restylane-filled cheeks from the bullet-riddled violence glamorized by their own industry.

The night before the VMAs, a gunman barged into the 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood and shot rap mogul Suge Knight six times. He survived.

It wasn't the first time Knight had been targeted for apparent revenge. And it wasn't the first time the VMA party scene had been rattled by violent gunfire. In 2005, Knight was shot at a pre-VMA party in Miami hosted by rapper Kanye West.

Knight, founder of the Death Row Records empire and possessor of a mile-long rap sheet, reportedly refuses to cooperate with L.A. police, who are investigating the roles of the infamous Bloods and Crips rival street gangs in the crime. The Bloods-affiliated Knight's reign of criminal terror has been well documented...

Lynn, Massachusetts Just The Beginning—Immigration Becoming Key Issue Nationwide

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy of Lynn, Massachusetts outlined the cost of the federal government’s immigration attack on its own citizens at a Washington DC event hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on August 27. She described a city in fiscal decline as a direct result of the Obama Administration’s actions. The same thing is happening all around the country. Americans under attack need a champion—and immigration patriots should take up their cause and ensure border security, employment verification, and an immigration moratorium are the key issues of this year’s campaign.

Lynn is a blue collar city of 90,000. The Obama Administration dumps an increasing number of immigrants on the city’s school system each year, from 54 in the 2010-11 school year to 329 in 2011-12, 421 in 2012-13, and 538 in 2013-14.

When Mayor Kennedy came into office 4 ½ years ago, Lynn had a $16 million surplus and an AAA bond rating. Since then, increased expenses from immigration have lowered the city’s bond rating to A+, increasing the cost of borrowing. New facilities need to be constructed. Community policing programs that successfully fought gang violence had to be canceled.

And American students, as well as taxpayers, pay the price. Some new attendees arrive not only ignorant of English but Spanish as well. This forces huge logistical problems on the school system. Many of the immigrants drop out to work in both the beginning of the fall, return, and then drop out again near the end of spring. This means they are counted as “drop outs” twice in official figures, devastating the academic ratings of the school system and hurting property values and quality of life. [Local Impact of Illegal Border Surge, CIS, August 2014]

What is to be done? Dino Drudi, an economist in the audience, suggested that Lynn should sue the Department of Justice for failing to protect against “invasion,” as called for in the Constitution. Of course, as CIS Senior Policy Analyst Jessica Vaughan commented, even identifying aliens as illegal is a “quaint concept” for our federal government.

Mayor Kennedy didn’t speculate on what the federal government should do to ensure border security. But she is talking to Congressmen about how their failure to enforce the law is hurting her community—and as CIS Analyst Vaughan noted, Lynn, Massachusetts is hardly alone.

The federal government sure could use a wakeup call. According to the August 27 Wall Street Journal, the lead candidate to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a Hispanic woman—the first of that particular demographic to head the agency. [Texas Federal Prosecutor Saldaña Is Leading Candidate to Run ICE, by Devlin Barrett] Is this just another Politically Correct gesture at a time of crisis? It certainly fits with the federal government’s seizing the immigration invasion as an opportunity to punish the historic American nation.

This is has gone far enough. If a Massachusetts Mayor (ironically sharing the surname of the Senator who unleashed the disastrous 1965 Immigration Act) can brave the inevitable charges of “racism” and speak out, so must ordinary Americans. This means making sure that immigration is the number one issue of the 2014 campaign—and the campaigns that follow.

Just look at the...

Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

Ann CoulterAs the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force.

As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up.

If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered, raped and assaulted.

Someone's got to say it, so it might as well be me: I'm against more black people being murdered, raped and assaulted.

In a massive, detailed 2000 study of the effect of court-ordered affirmative action plans on police departments, economist John Lott found that the more minorities on a police force, the higher the rates of murder, manslaughter, violent crime, robbery and aggravated assault will be. Violent crime increased by a minimum of 3.3 percent every year after affirmative action policies went into effect—and the spike in crime was highest in black neighborhoods.[Does a Helping Hand Put Others At Risk?: Affirmative Action, Police Departments, and Crime, Economic Inquiry, April 2000]

The problem was not with black cops, Lott's study showed, but rather with the lowering of standards across the board, resulting in less-qualified officers of every race. To get more of MSNBC's "voices of oppression" on police forces, requirements are reduced for all recruits. (Just as quality declined at MSNBC when "voices of oppression" had to be added to their lineup.)

We end up with cops who are criminals, the Rampart scandal of the 1990s and great movies like "Training Day."

About a decade into a federal consent decree requiring the Los Angeles Police Department to hire more minority officers, the LAPD'S Rampart division was employing gang members in uniforms.

Training officer Jim Peasha told investigative reporter Jan Golab that he left his unit because of the preposterous recruits being sent to him as a result of affirmative action. "I had some fantastic minority recruits," Peasha said. "One black kid was the best I ever had." But he also had "one guy who I knew was on drugs and I couldn't get him out. He wound up getting caught working as a guard at a rock (cocaine) house. An off-duty cop!" [How Racial P.C. Corrupted the LAPD , American Enterprise, June 2005]

It was almost as if the LAPD was turning into the public school system.

By the time of the Rampart scandal...

The DREAMer Who Killed Two American Children, And The Complicit Bureaucrats Who Should Be Impeached

Treason isn’t committed by institutions—it’s committed by individuals. In this case, immigration bureaucrats Elizabeth Godfrey, Kenneth Hamilton, and Raphael Sanchez, among others, betrayed their country and their people by allowing an illegal alien who killed two American children to stay in the country.

Mexican illegal alien Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros killed two stepsisters, Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11, by driving through a leaf pile where the girls were playing. What’s worse, Garcia-Cisneros failed to return to the scene after the accident and washed her car to hide evidence.

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Killed by an illegal alien: Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6; Abigail Robinson, 11

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The killer: DREAMER Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros

The judicial system essentially shrugged at Garcia-Cisnero’s crime, sentencing her to a slap on the wrist and probation. [Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros Released From Jail, Can Get Work Permit and Social Security Number, by Luke Hammill, The Oregonian, August 19, 2014]

But there were no fewer than three immigration enforcement bureaucracies that could have deported her as an illegal alien guilty of a felony. All of the officials at these organizations failed...