Would You Want the “Right to Try” if You Were Dying?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Wednesday, President Trump made an appearance at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference where he invited a millennial woman up to the stage and to the podium to speak.

Natalie Harp gives credit to the “Right to Try” law that was backed by Trump. Harp has been fighting for her life battling bone cancer. She had been in a wheelchair and suffered severe pain after a nurse’s medical mistake in 2015.

Harp walked to the stage and was looking well as she said, “We all know the story of the Good Samaritan. Well, I was that victim on the side of the road, a victim of medical error. My Good Samaritan, President Donald J. Trump, he saw me there and he didn’t walk by, he stopped.”

The president signed the law that supports allowing terminally ill patients to access drug treatments that have not yet been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Referring to Trump, while Harp was standing in front of to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which is a group of conservative evangelical Christians, said, “He believes in survival of the fighters, not the fittest.”

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is made up of a core bloc of support for him during the 2016 election. Trump intends on holding the support into the 2020 elections.

Two rounds of chemotherapy had not worked for harp. She was also rejected from clinical trials. There was no medical means to give Harp hope.

When Trump signed “Right to Try” last year, she was permitted to explore experimental treatment opportunities, and find new doctors and different medications to improve her life.

Trump delivered wonderful heartfelt words to the audience and said, “The radical left offers a vision of socialism, censorship, higher taxes and late-term abortions. We’re fighting for the American dream and with you we will prosper.”

Trump said that when he ran in 2016, “Americans of faith were under assault. But the shameful attempt to suppress religious believers ended the day I took the oath of office.”

Trump tweeted this:

See the video here:

Personally, I believe that we all have the right to try to live. If someone is guaranteed death from illness and there is no cure, that person should be allowed to use any drug that they want to try to prolong their life or to cure themselves. What is there to lose at that point?

Thank you President Trump. You are the gift that keeps on giving in so many wonderful ways.

Want to Meet Our New Press Secretary?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Tuesday, First Lady Melania Trump announced that Stephanie Grisham, who is a top aide to our FLOTUS, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary.

Grisham will become the White House communications director. She will likely be tough at the podium. She has proven that she is a stark supporter of the first lady from the beginning.

Melania Trump tweeted:

Sanders had announced her intentions to step down as White House press secretary earlier this month.

On Tuesday, Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter and tweeted that Grisham “will be an incredible asset to the president and the country.”

Huckabee Sanders tweeted:

White House press briefings have taken on a new structure under the Trump administration. Traditional televised press briefings in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room have almost stopped.

During this year, the president said he told Huckabee Sanders “not to bother” giving those regular briefings anymore. He said that the press covers her “rudely and inaccurately.”

Press briefings are mostly happening in impromptu gatherings outside the West Wing.

Personally, I liked Huckabee Sanders as our press secretary. She did a fabulous job under very difficult circumstances. Most of the mainstream media did not quote her accurately. They picked out words and sentences that suited the message that they wanted to report.

Grisham will be the third press secretary under the Trump administration. Sean Spicer, resigned from the position that put Sanders Huckabee at the helm in 2017.

Good luck to Grisham. I think she’ll be good at this. Left wing reporters are not nice people. Do I dare say that they are “the enemy of the people?”

Trump Hits Iran with Hard Sanctions through Executive Order

by Daveda Gruber:

On Monday President Trump made life difficult for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and company. Trump signed an executive order that hit Iran with harsh sanctions.

Trump spoke from the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence and  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing in back of him on either side and said, “Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks including shooting down a U.S. drone.”

The president called out Khamenei by saying that he was “responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime.”

Trump went on to say that the sanctions “will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and those closely affiliated with him and the office access to key financial resources and support.”

It has been confirmed by FOX News that the U.S. military carried out a cyberattack against Iran last Thursday. This came after Iran shot down a U.S. drone which was flying near the Strait of Hormuz.

It has been alleged that U.S. Cyber Command launched the cyberattack targeting the Iranian intelligence and radar installations that were used to down the U.S. Navy drone last week.

Trump put out a statement that was supplied with the text of the executive order that Trump signed on Monday saying,  “We call on the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behavior, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.”

Pence tweeted this out today:

Confrontation between Iran and the U.S. heated up last Thursday when Iran shot down an American drone and said that it had flown over its air space. The U.S. is adamant that the drone was over international airspace.

Tensions are riding high and hot but Trump is keeping his cool.

You can see/hear Trump speaking here:

ICE Operation to Deport Illegal Migrants to be Delayed

by Daveda Gruber:

On Saturday President Trump gave a clear warning to illegal immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be doing their job and apprehending migrants who are here illegally and they will be sending them home.

Needless to say, Democratic politicians were opposed to this.

Trump was not hiding his intentions. “They will be removed as fast as they come,” Trump said.

Trump took to Twitter today and tweeted this today:

While outside the White House on his way to travel to Camp David Trump said that “everybody who came into the country illegally will be brought out of the country very legally.”

It has been reported by The Washington Post that ICE is expected to target 2,000 families in up to 10 cities, including Chicago, New York, Houston and Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, Trump stated that ICE will “begin the process of removing millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”

ICE did put out a statement on Friday. They said that “due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.”

ICE spokeswoman Carol Danko declined to discuss the operation but she did say that “as a law enforcement agency, ICE’s mission is to uphold the rule of law; operations targeting violators of immigration laws are not only standard practice, but within the statutory authority prescribed by Congress.”

ICE prioritizes arresting and removing illegal immigrants “who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”

The statement from ICE also says, “In fact, 90 percent of aliens arrested by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations component in FY2018 had either a criminal conviction(s), pending criminal charge(s), were an ICE fugitive, or illegally re-entered the country after previously being removed.”

The Miami Herald reported:

“Miami will be one of the first cities where U.S. immigration authorities will target people for deportation as early as this Sunday, according to sources who were briefed on the enforcement action.

Immigration agents will target Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco this weekend, sources from congressional offices and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the Miami Herald.”

ICE, apparently, has been getting ready for this operation for some time now. Allegedly, ICE will start the operation on Sunday and then continue.

Of course, Democratic local officials are calling to abolish ICE. Many are opposing the operation and not planning to assist ICE agents.

In one case, the Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, made it very clear that CPD has terminated ICE’s access to CPD’s databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities.

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. made sure to announce that the city “remains a proud sanctuary city, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all our immigrant families in the face of these disturbing threats.”

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom called the up-coming raids “cruel” while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that his city and local law enforcement will not participate in the operation.

An LAPD statement said, “The Department is not participating or assisting in any of these enforcement actions.”

Federal law enforcement will be on their own in Democrat cities and areas. Trump has called them mostly “high crime” cities.

Later things changed. Trump announced that the mass roundup would be delayed for two weeks. The delay would hopefully give Congress time for a bipartisan solution to the border crisis to be reached.

Trump Tweeted:

On a personal note, I don’t use Roundup Weed Killer because, in my opinion, it contains dangerous chemicals.

Now, if there’s going to be a roundup of illegal migrants, it’s going to be targeting people who could be dangerous to the community.

The show is getting more interesting and the popcorn smells good.

Supreme Court Rules to Let Peace Cross Stand

by Daveda Gruber:

On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled that a World War One memorial in the shape of a cross can stand.

It was determined by a 7 to 2 vote that the Bladensburg Peace Cross, as it is known, is not religious in nature and does not violate the Constitution.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion, “For nearly a century, the Bladensburg Cross has expressed the community’s grief at the loss of the young men who perished, its thanks for their sacrifice, and its dedication to the ideals for which they fought.”

He went on to say in the opinion while quoting Justice Breyer’s concurrence in the 2005 decision in Van Orden v. Perry, “It has become a prominent community landmark, and its removal or radical alteration at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act but as the manifestation of ‘a hostility toward religion that has no place in our Establishment Clause traditions’.”

The supporters of the cross, which include the Trump administration, said it was created solely to honor those heroes and is secular in nature.

In opposition to the cross standing are three area residents and the District of Columbia-based American Humanist Association. These include atheists and agnostics.

Those opposing believe that the cross should have been moved to private property or modified into a nonreligious monument such as a slab or obelisk.

Since the cross and land it sits on is controlled and cared for by a Maryland parks commission, the side in opposition says that it is an impermissible overlap of church and state.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that the cross was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has reversed that ruling.

The Supreme Court has struggled to lay out clear rules governing when religious symbols are permissible on public land.

AOC Says Border Detention Centers are Concentration Camps

by Daveda Gruber:

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., has likened southern  border facilities to concentration camps.

National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Vice President Art Del Cueto, was not going to sit back and listen to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s opinion without criticizing her.

Ocasio-Cortez posted to Instagram and said in her video,  “The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the land of the free is extraordinarily disturbing.”

See the video here:

Del Cueto was on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday morning and he expressed his frustration with her statements.

Del Cueto then offered to personally escort the freshman lawmaker around a facility to prove his point about the humane treatment given to migrants.

He also made a point to offer advice to Ocasio-Cortez by stating that she should “crack open a history book” about the Holocaust before making such comparisons.

Del Cueto said, “It is definitely a slap in the face to a lot of those people who had family members who actually went through concentration camps.”

Ocasio-Cortez has proven not to be fan of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement or ICE to be abolished.

In February AOC claimed that “Latino people are descendants of Native people” and should not be subject to U.S. immigration laws.

AOC tweeted this last year:

These are recent tweets from AOC:

AOC got some feedback tweets, this is one of them:

President Trump has actually responded in a very different way. Trump apparently has a plan of his own to stop illegal immigration. ICE will now be returning illegal immigrants to their own countries.

If we don’t keep the illegal migrants here in the U.S., we won’t have to detain them in detention centers. Problem solved. Case closed.

Well, this has been a long time coming. ICE agents will now be allowed to do their jobs.

Trump tweeted this:

 

Protecting Southern Border Making Border Agents Sick

by Daveda Gruber:

Border Patrol agents on our southern border not only have to worry about protecting themselves from illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. but also they are getting sick from diseases that the migrants carry.

Recently, Ebola was brought into the U.S. by a migrant fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Border agents are in constant danger of being exposed to this and other diseases.

The holding facilities on the southern border are over-loaded with sick detainees and now sick agents. Most Congolese are arriving through the Del Rio and El Paso sectors, or regions, which includes Eagle Pass.

Jon Anfinsen is a National Border Patrol Council vice president and based in Del Rio. He has been an agent for twelve years and said the number of people in custody and subsequent illnesses among that population is “unprecedented.”

Anfinsen said, “Scabies, chickenpox — we had one case of the mumps here in Uvalde. I wanna say we had measles — plenty of the flu, plenty of colds, body lice, just assorted. And some of these things, they spread like wildfires when you get into a cramped holding cell. It happens.”

He also said, “It’s not so much the workload. It’s the constant illnesses. We have a lot of agents who are sick. The other day I talked to agents from four different stations. And every single one of them had a cough.”

Anfinsen continued, “I’ll go and I’ll help process. There was one day I spent processing and we had like 40 Guatemalans and Hondurans, and most of them had some kind of cough. And sure enough the next day, I’m sick — for a week. It’s become the new normal, and you gotta just keep going and do your job because you can’t just not process them.”

Overcrowded conditions makes for a breeding ground of disease. It is rather difficult to quarantine the diseases as they are determined and so the cycle continues as illegal immigrants and border agents keep getting sick.

Measles was declared eliminated (absence of continuous disease transmission for greater than 12 months) from the United States in 2000. This was thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States.

So now, besides having illegal invaders committing petty crimes and felony crimes, they are bringing diseases into the U.S. that could possibly kill us. There is no cure for Ebola.

According to the Daily Caller, there are at least 22 million people here illegally, which is double the number of previous estimates.

President Trump has made some progress in connection with Mexican and South American governments. Some invaders are actually getting stopped at Mexico’s southern border. Guatemala is taking some migrants in to reduce the numbers of people traveling to reach the U.S. border.

Even with the help of other governments taking in some of these migrants, the cost to the U.S. is overwhelming. The people crossing into the U.S. do not come here with their own money. We all know that it cost money to be housed and to eat. Now, bring healthcare into the mix and the price goes up. On top of this, add in the care for the diseases that these illegal migrants have and spread to U.S. citizens and you have a disaster waiting to happen.

President Trump tweeted out this in December of 2018:

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Ban into Law

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday a controversial bill was signed into law, by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, to ban “sanctuary cities” in Florida.

The bill, which complies with a campaign promise by DeSantis, would mandate that counties cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. The policy is expected to draw a legal clash over its constitutionality as it goes into effect next month.

In a statement given on Friday, DeSantis said, “I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law.”

The statement went on to say, “This is about public safety, not about politics. We must do everything within our power, and use all the tools available to us, to ensure that our communities are safe.”

The bill, SB 168, requires local and state law enforcement officials and entities to honor federal “immigration detainer” requests. The requests ask law enforcement agencies to detain someone on probable cause that they are “removable” under federal immigration laws.

When put into law the bill would prohibit local officials from implementing “sanctuary” policies. That aspect of the law had not been defined previously. The law also gives the governor the authority to remove anyone if they do not comply with the law.

States and localities across the nation have ignored holding of prisoners who have a criminal record as directed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.

At the new bill signing, DeSantis and several lawmakers touted the progress the Legislature made on several Republican issues during the session. More than 300 people were crowded into the room to show support for the governor and the new law.

Still, Florida is a state of my immigrants and not all residents of Florida have the same ideals.  Should the ACLU and others sue, it would serve up another potential case for the nation’s courts to look at on this issue.

The ACLU of Florida tweeted:

 

Here are the states that are Anti-Sanctuary:

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

Florida

Georgia

Iowa

Mississippi

Missouri

North Carolina

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

 

Here are the states that are Pro-Sanctuary:

California

Connecticut

Illinois

Massachusetts

New York

Oregon

Rhode Island

Vermont

Washington

 

See a report here:

 

Virginia Beach Shooting Victim Considered Taking a Gun to Work

by Daveda Gruber:

Twelve people were murdered by a Virginia Beach man and one of the victims, Kate Nixon, had a premonition that something bad might happen.

The night before the horrific shooting on May 31, Nixon had spoken to her husband about bringing a gun to work for self-defense. Unfortunately, she could not act on her impulse because of the city’s ban on employees carrying firearms at work.

Nixon’s family is calling for an independent investigation into the events that led up to the shooting.

DeWayne Craddock, the shooter, was on Nixon’s radar before she was murdered along with eleven of her colleagues.

Kevin Martingayle, the Nixon family’s attorney, spoke on WHRV’s “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” radio show and said, “Kate expressed to her husband concerns about this individual in particular, as well as one other person. In fact, they had a discussion the night before about whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag ˗ and decided not to, ultimately, because there’s a policy apparently against having any kind of weapons that are concealed in the building.”

The city policy states, “Employees who violate this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal.”

Martingayle is focused on figuring how the shooting could have been prevented. He told the radio station, “We’ve heard a lot of information out there suggesting there were a lot of concerns about the shooter well before this happened. We need to know more about that. An outside investigation is the perfect vehicle to get to the truth. That’s it. This is a search for truth by a grieving family.”

Martingayle also said, “She was president of her civic league, she was involved with the swim team… she would have been celebrating her 20th Anniversary next month.”

Nixon left behind a husband and three young daughters.

Since the media is so opposed to guns, nothing was mentioned in the media about one of the victims wanting to carry a gun for protection.

I cannot speculate what the difference would have been if Nixon had been allowed to carry a weapon to defend herself when she felt that she could be in danger.

One person with a gun may not have stopped every death on that fatal day but if Nixon had been able to get to her gun, how many might have been saved from this horrendous slaughter of human lives?

 

Mosque Leader Teaches ‘Wife Beating’ to Remind Women Who ‘Misbehaved’

by Daveda Gruber:

The Middle East Media Research Institute, known to some as MEMRI, has released a video on “wife-beating” with the speaker being Imam Bassem al-Sheraa.

The Imam was “educating” students on the role of “wife-beating” while telling the class at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Center in Detroit, Michigan exactly how the act should be performed.

Referencing the the video, the Imam tells that when the Quran references such a physical act toward one’s wife, it is a “beating” that should be conducted without causing pain or any red markings.

He says that it is a reminder to the woman that she “misbehaved in cases when words (of admonishment) do not make her change her ways.”

The Imam goes on to say, “It is just like when your child reaches to touch the electrical socket or a fire, what do you do? You go like that. It is just like when your child picks up something dangerous and is about to eat it. You hit his hand like that as a reminder. That is what ‘beating’ means.”

You can see the video here:

Sheraa has made comments in the past that have brought about concern.

He claimed that Jews have distorted sacred texts and sanctioned the killing of prophets.

“He accused the Jews of employing tricks and fraud in matters of religion and morality, and of amassing gold and spreading usury.”

He is hear saying that Jews have used their “peculiar philosophy” to attain power and control the modern banking system, and that Jewish women have long founded and managed “dens of female iniquity” and ran European brothels.

Here is the video:

The video was tweeted out. Check this out:

Sheraa immigrated to the U.S. from Iraq, but it is unclear when and is the founder of the Scholarly Najaf Hawza in Michigan. He also refers to himself as Hujjat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, which means a Shiite source of authority.

The group now known as Sunnis chose Abu Bakr, the prophet Muhammad’s adviser, to become the first successor, or caliph, to lead the Muslim state. Shiites favored Ali, Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law. Ali and his successors are called Imams, who not only lead the Shiites but are considered to be descendants of Muhammad.

Political division began the Sunni-Shia split. The Sunnis prevailed and chose a successor to be the first Caliph. Eventually, Ali was chosen as the fourth Caliph, but not before violent conflict broke out. Two of the earliest caliphs were murdered.

The two religious groups chose sides following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in AD 632.

Sunnis greatly outnumber Shiites, constituting nearly 90% of the global community of Muslims. The governments of some Persian Gulf countries that include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are Sunni. Iran and Iraq are ruled by Shiites. Syria’s regime is Alawite which is a Shiite offshoot.

These facts give light to why Saudi Arabia doesn’t get along with Iran.

There are two distinct sides of Islam and Muslims are usually born into the side that they are labeled. The different sides are considered enemies of each other. Their religious thinking is enough to build a hatred of the other.

First, if Muslims can’t even agree with each other, how will they ever compromise or assimilate into non-Muslim countries?

Next, if their leaders are teaching the Quran in American schools, what are they learning?

We’ve seen the videos of children learning about be-headings and other violence. We’ve seen changes in most of our American communities. All one has to do is go to New York City on a Friday during the ‘Muslim call for prayer’.

Good luck getting through the traffic jams caused by our Muslim neighbors.