IN A 140 WORD TWEET, OBAMA = HIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION, THE BUCK STOPS WITH OBAMA!

January 20, 2017 The New York Times reported “Wiretapped Data Used in  Inquiry of Trump Aides” and the report indicated there was no evidence found regarding collusion between Trump aides and the Russians!

Today, the paper ignores its earlier report because it would support President Trump’s contention that the Obama administration spied on his campaign!

Did someone say fake news?

“…they don’t even need FISA.” Is real news!

EARLIER TODAY ON the Hannity radio show he had two guests  one is a former CIA agent and the other is the designer of the meta-data system developed for  NSA to spy on every American. The designer said this spying can be done outside the system (without a warrant) and they can go back 10 years on EVERYONE. He said, “TRUMP is RIGHT. …”

“The designer said he ‘couldn’t take it anymore’ and he got out. Hannity is FLABBERGASTED.”
“Obama opened up all our information to 16 other agencies and they are having a field day with it. So – what sort of criminal act is that on Obama’s part? See more on Hannity.”
This statement above is why the hacking leakers like Assange got both Left and Right riled up by revealing WE THE PEOPLE were being spied on! Snowden and Assange broke the law, BUT ARE ALSO HEROES! If you believe in the Constitution you will agree we need to dismantle the entire NSA!
I’m thankful to President Trump for also revealing this crime and not taking advantage of it as both the Bush and Obama administration did against WE THE PEOPLE! Those worried about Trump’s dictator tendency should put their fear aside, open their eyes and see that Trump is for us, otherwise he could have kept his mouth shut, taken control of this system, and set up what the looney left claims to be afraid of about President Trump!!!
FROM THE WASHINGTON POST:

March 6 at 4:59 PM

A former British legislator is at the heart of the Trump administration’s explosive allegation that President Barack Obama was spying on him during the 2016 campaign.

But who exactly is this British legislator, Louise Mensch?

For starters, the politician-turned-journalist is the writer behind an article published on the eve of the election titled: “EXCLUSIVE: FBI ‘Granted FISA Warrant’ Covering Trump Camp’s Ties To Russia.

The article, published on the right-leaning, libertarian website Heat Street, did not create much of a stir at the time. But it has come under the spotlight after Trump, in a tweet over the weekend, accused Obama of wiretapping his offices during the election campaign. Trump compared the alleged bugging to the Watergate scandal, but he has not offered any evidence to back up his claims.

In tweets on Monday, Mensch emphasized that her reporting does not back up Trump’s wiretapping claim, even though the White House cited her article to justify the allegation. She stressed that her reporting refers to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant and does not mention anything about wiretapping.

My dear Ms. Mensch, what do you think FISA warrants are for besides going through someone’s trash, closets and under their bed.  The main result of a FISA warrant is to listen in on their phone conversations!

(Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
Here’s what happened after President Trump fired off a tweet accusing former president Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower before the 2016 election.

Over the weekend, the White House cited reports “from BBC, Heat Street, New York Times, Fox News, among others” to justify the claims. Former Obama administration officials and aides have denied the accusation.

Obama didn’t deny anything except that “He didn’t order the tap!  He did not say the same for anyone else in his executive branch! In a 140 word tweet it is understood the name Obama represents his entire section of the government!  Just as there is no written correspondence telling Lois Lerner to squash all efforts by the right wing groups prior to the 2012 election, she did it!

After combing through these news reports, The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler concluded that the piece by Mensch in Heat Street was “the most important” of the lot.

In her report, published Nov. 7, Mensch said the FBI was granted a FISA court warrant in October “giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.”

She cited “two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community” as evidence for those claims.

Mensch, who is based in New York, said her sources contacted her because of her outspoken backing for the intelligence community. She has, for instance, called Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified documents, “a loathsome traitor.”

“They gave me one of the most closely guarded secrets in intelligence,” she said, referring to her sources. Speaking to the Guardian, a left-leaning British newspaper, she added: “People are speculating why someone trusted me with that. Nobody met me in a darkened alley in a fedora, but they saw me as someone who has political experience and is their friend. I am a pro-national security partisan. I don’t have divided loyalties.”

Dear Ms. Mensch, since this article indicates you were not a Donald Trump supporter during this election, and you claim to be a “pro-national security partisan,” it is my duty to tell you Hillary Clinton was not a pro-national security partisan!  Trump is much more so!

Mensch, 45, is a force on social media and describes herself on Twitter as a “Conservative. Feminist. Optimist. Patriot.”

Anyone who follows her on Twitter — and more than 170,000 people do — knows that she is not a Trump supporter and has been probing Trump-Russia links for some time.

Her name also appeared in the hacked emails of John Podesta, the former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In an email she sent to the Creative Artists Agency that was forwarded to Podesta, Mensch described herself as a “committed Republican” who was concerned about a Trump presidency and offered a suggestion for a campaign ad for Clinton

In Britain, Mensch is best known for her stint as a Conservative lawmaker and for her work as a successful chick-lit novelist under her maiden name, Louise Bagshawe.

She resigned as a lawmaker in 2012, saying it “proved impossible to balance the needs of my family.” The mother of three moved to New York to live with her husband, Peter Mensch, manager of the bands Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Although she served as a member of Parliament for only two years, she quickly became a high-profile figure, partly because of her leading role in a parliamentary committee investigating phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid.

Mensch was one of four Conservative lawmakers on the committee who refused to endorse the panel’s conclusions. The committee’s description of Murdoch as “not a fit person” to run a major international company, Mensch said, was “partisan” and unjustified. She also apologized to the broadcaster Piers Morgan after falsely accusing him of admitting to phone hacking.

Mensch was regularly featured in the news when she was a politician. She was once contacted by an investigative journalist who claimed to have pictures proving that Mensch had taken drugs in a nightclub in the 1990s with the violinist Nigel Kennedy.

Mensch responded in a statement by saying it was “highly probable” and apologized for her dancing.

“Since I was in my twenties, I’m sure it was not the only incident of the kind; we all do idiotic things when young. I am not a very good dancer and must apologize to any and all journalists who were forced to watch me dance that night at Ronnie Scott’s,” she said.

She works as an executive for News Corp., a media company owned by Murdoch. She helped to launch Heat Street last year but left that role in December and is focusing on creating digital media projects for the company

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Trump is Gaining as my Presidential First Choice with His “Keep Terrorists Out!”

“They will kill him before they let him be president.  It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.  Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident.  Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few.  It’s about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another.  It’s one for all and all for one.”
“It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich — everyone except the American people.  We get ripped off. We’re  the patsies.  But for once, the ‘powerful socialist cabal’ and the ‘corrupt crony capitalists’ are scared.  The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media, and the biggest corporations of  America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened like never before.” 

Excerpt from Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show.

IF BILL BENNETT’S PREDICTION COMES TRUE THE ESTABLISHMENT WILL HAVE A FORCE MUCH MORE VIOLENT TO DEAL WITH THAN ISIS, ISIL, DASH, AL-QAEDA, BLACK LIVES MATTER AND OCCUPY WALL STREET PUT TOGETHER!  THE FORCE THAT DECIMATED THE NAZI AND IMPERIAL JAPANESE THREAT DURING WORLD WAR II WILL HIT THEM SO HARD THEY WILL NOT KNOW WHAT HIT THEM! IT WILL BE ALL THE EVIDENCE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE CONVINCED THEY HAVE BEEN CONSPIRED AGAINST! ALL THEIR WONDERFUL WORD ARE BS, WHILE THEY RIP US OFF!  MY SUGGESTION TO THE BANKSTERS, POLITICIANS, CRONY CAPITALISTS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IS TO LET THE ELECTION PLAY OUT WITHOUT ANY SHENANIGANS AGAINST CRUZ, CARSON OR TRUMP!

2015 is 1984!
Big Brother Barry is watching us!
The Sinister  Difference Between “ISIS” and “ISIL”
Here is an  explanation of the difference between the terms ISIS and ISIL.    I have been  suspicious of the term ISIL to which the administration stubbornly  clings.

ISIS =  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  Iraq is to the east of Jordan (shaped  like the hatchet) and Syria is to the north.

ISIL =  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  Iraq is still to the east of  Jordan, and “the Levant” is a term that comes from “the rising (of the sun,  i.e., to the east)” – and is basically the land along the Mediterranean – that  includes Lebanon, Israel, and those countries along there.

By  saying ISIL, you “negate” Israel as its own country and lump it in with the  rest of the countries along the Mediterranean – and Israel sort of disappears  (loses its sovereignty) and becomes part of “the Levant ” – which is therefore  part of ISIL.

If you’ve  wondered, as I have, why all government agencies and especially BHO calls it  ISIL and even spells it out every time it’s used, instead of ISIS as the rest of the world, here’s the answer. Decoding  Obama’s speech reveals some startling revelations. In one  press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror  super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL,  instead of their former name ISIS, or current name Islamic  State. Have you  ever wondered about that?

Here is the  difference: What makes  up the near exact center of the Muslim Levant ?  Israel.
ISIL stands for the  Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.  Now, to us  Westerners we don’t really make much of a distinction, do we?

No,  honestly from our perspective it’s all about the same.  But how would a  Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just what  is the Levant anyway? Let’s take a look. The  geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle  East.  It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the  south.

If  you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that  comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!

It’s  Israel.

****When  Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending  a message to Muslims all over the Middle East, that he personally does not  recognize Israel as a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the  Islamic State.

Now you  know why Obama has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for  dealing with ISIS.

But he does  have a plan, and it’s a really nasty, diabolical one.

Obama’s  plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum  that Congress forces him to do.  His plan to buy ISIL as much time as  possible to make as many gains as they can. Listen as  Obama and his press secretary and the spokesperson for the State Department  and his Joint Chiefs of Staff painstakingly spells out the letters I-S-I-L so  there is no doubt in your mind. And it’s  working. The Islamic  State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their  latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets and now 12 commercial passenger  planes. With each passing day that Obama fulfills his stated aim of doing  nothing, the Islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of  course, has not changed and will never change.

The  ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel and then the United States.

Now you  know a little bit more about why Obama chooses his words so  carefully. 

MUSLIMS WANT THEIR CALIPHATE!
MUSLIMS WANT THEIR CALIPHATE!
“A Jew who  votes for Obama (OR ANY DEMOCRAT) is like a chicken who votes for Col.Sanders.”
NOW IT’S MY TURN:
All you idiots of SMART, can’t you finally see Trump has you all fooled into giving him everything he wants? Trump’s a genius! The clowns that think they are the smartest in the room are being lead around by their noses! Trump is the great negotiator!  As he manipulated the press and the establishment, I now believe he will get Mexico to pay for the Wall! He can get better deals out of China!  Once again he will re-establish good relations with Putin. He may also be able to get that twerp of a clown in North Korea and the terrorists to become more civilized!  He is the only one that has a chance to negotiate peace in the Middle East! Until it happened, I couldn’t believe so many Americans could be deceived by Obama, twice!  Then I saw Trump perform on the national stage! I thought he was just a lucky guy with connections. Now, I believe he is the knight in shinning armor we have prayed for!  I still love a couple of other candidates, but lately Trump has taken the lead!
In case you haven’t caught on yet let’s look at what Trump does to work his magic: He researches the issue of the day. He finds out the truth behind it. He states that fact in an audacious manner! Everyone jumps all over what he said before looking into the truth of the matter, giving him tons of publicity, then the truth emerges and he looks like a hero and a genius!

The most recent example is the claim by democrats and establishment that Trumps calling for the activation of “8 U.S. Code § 1182 – Inadmissible aliens” of 1952 was illegal, unconstitutional and bigoted.  It was passed  by a democrat congress and signed into law by the democrat Harry Truman. The politician to use it was the democrat Jimmy Carter in 1979 when he gave all alien Shiite Muslims from Iranians 30 days to report. 50,000 did! 15,000 of them didn’t pass the smell test and were deported! When Trump asked the Obama government to apply the law to terrorist jihadists, the likes of Megan Kelly, Josh Earnest, Carly Fiorina, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Lindsy Graham and Paul Ryan all proved how uninformed they are by attacking this law! Trump was right factually, legally and historically and his critics were left to look like fools!

8 U.S. Code § 1182 – Inadmissible aliens

Allows the president, by Proclamation to ban or prevent “All, or any class of immigrants” from the United States!

Please, if you are a member of the deceived class, Google it and see that unlike today, in those days the democrats had some common sense and passed laws that protected the American people! Here are a few of the most pertinent clauses for the situation today:

(3) Security and related grounds

(A) In general Any alien who a consular officer or the Attorney General knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, seeks to enter the United States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in—

(i)

any activity (I) to violate any law of the United States relating to espionage or sabotage or (II) to violate or evade any law prohibiting the export from the United States of goods, technology, or sensitive information,

(ii)

any other unlawful activity, or

(iii)

any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to, or the control or overthrow of, the Government of the United States by force, violence, or other unlawful means,
is inadmissible.

(B) Terrorist activities

(i) In general Any alien who—

(I)

has engaged in a terrorist activity;

(II)

a consular officer, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of Homeland Security knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry in any terrorist activity (as defined in clause (iv));

(III)

has, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily harm, incited terrorist activity;

(IV) is a representative (as defined in clause (v)) of—

(aa)

a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or

(bb)

a political, social, or other group that endorses or espouses terrorist activity;

(V)

is a member of a terrorist organization described in subclause (I) or (II) of clause (vi);

(VI)

is a member of a terrorist organization described in clause (vi)(III), unless the alien can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the alien did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the organization was a terrorist organization;

(VII)

endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity or support a terrorist organization;

(VIII)

has received military-type training (as defined in section 2339D(c)(1) of title 18) from or on behalf of any organization that, at the time the training was received, was a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or

(IX)

is the spouse or child of an alien who is inadmissible under this subparagraph, if the activity causing the alien to be found inadmissible occurred within the last 5 years,
  is inadmissible. An alien who is an officer, official, representative, or spokesman of the Palestine Liberation Organization is considered, for purposes of this chapter, to be engaged in a terrorist activity.
Most might think the Security and Terrorist section above are most important. However, I believe Section G is vital to our survival as a nation:

(G) Foreign government officials who have committed particularly severe violations of religious freedom

Any alien who, while serving as a foreign government official, was responsible for or directly carried out, at any time, particularly severe violations of religious freedom, as defined in section 6402 of title 22, is inadmissible.

 

Why is that more vital than terrorism? Simply because Islam isn’t just a religion, as Americans think of religion!  The Muslim is controlled entirely by Islam.  He follows it in government, health, marital relations, diet, military matters and especially legal matters.

The concern is in how they interpret “Legal Matters!”  It appears from the beheading of an off-duty soldier in England, the beheading of a secretary in Oklahoma and the many shooting from Ft. Hood to San Bernardino every Muslim can determine and be “responsible for or directly carried out, at any time, particularly severe violations of religious freedom.” If the Muslim or a small group of Muslims deem a person is not of the correct religion he can decide to kill him!  In other words, if a community of Catholics, Protestants and a Mormon were friends and their Muslim neighbor feels they are infidels, he can be the judge and the executioner!  Maybe they have some sort of legal machinations before the Muslim can act, such as issuing a fatwah, but so far it looks like any Muslim at any time can be “responsible for … particularly severe violations of religious freedom.”

If you read The Hadith you will see Muhammad instructs the Muslim to “…lie in wait until the time is right to strike the Infidel…” and “…it’s ok to speak lies…” if it furthers the cause of Islam!

So, if the critics of Trump want to let just any Muslim into the USA, I suggest they rethink such an open welcome. Or, move to Saudi Arabia or a similar country and partake all of their joy! Meanwhile, we need a moratorium on admitting alien Muslims into the USA until they can be properly vetted!

Even then it was obvious!
Even then it was obvious!

TIMES ARE DANGEROUS! Protect your family with guns and Gold!  If you buy a gun, learn to properly use it . For your small increments (grams) of gold for purchases or barter, go to  Your free gold savings account!

 

What’s Killing White People?

What’s Killing White People?  The answer is easy, Liberalism!  First read the excerpt from the article in

The NY Times:

Health

Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

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“That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.”
Why blame the Liberals?  Liberalism/Progressivism or what ever you wish to call it gave us promiscuous sex, drugs and lack of morality called Rock ‘N Roll! As a former idiotic liberal I assure you I rue the day so many of us embraced that philosophy and life-style.
Without the moral underpinnings divorce and dissolution of the family unit runs rampant.  In the “devil may care” environment of the Rock ‘N Roll environment we stopped caring for our bodies and decided it was easier to escape in a hazy drug cloud instead of building our families economic future.  Woman’s Lib turned men into wimps even if mistreating the wife was never part of his character!
Whether the drug of choice is alcohol, heroin or opioids it leads to the same dead end, suicide!  There are many forms of suicide such as the “Installment plan with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.”
Alcoholic liver disease takes longer, and you can play the game as if you are living, but you are just as dead as you would be shooting a gun into your head!
Another area of discouragement for the white person, as pointed out by this article, is economics.  Liberalism provides the environment for “crony capitalism.”  Only with a big, liberal government can the lobbyists of the major companies convince the politician to screw the little guy so he can make more money.  The cry of the liberal democrat is “Take the money out of politics!”  We can question “Why?”  Is it so the liberal politician can have more money for graft?
These problems are fixable!  This article isn’t intended to lay out all of the solutions, just heed it as a wake-up call!  While some of you might call the solutions “Polly-anna-ish” or too spiritual, they work.  We hope to lay out some of these ideas in a new blog, with high lights mentioned here in Amateur vs Competent.  We’ll keep you informed.


The Least Bigoted People I Know!

Ben Carson is too smart; my cousin David Mazzola lives as a monk offering constant love; my aunt Anne Mazzola walks with the saints!

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It’s Not Bigoted To Judge Candidates On Their Faith

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It’s Not Bigoted To Judge Candidates On Their Faith

The Constitution says no religious test shall be required for political office. Nowhere does it say voters should ignore a politician’s beliefs.
David Harsanyi
By David Harsanyi
September 22, 2015
If you’re a Seventh-day Adventist who believes it’s mankind’s duty to eradicate alcoholic beverages, or a Young Earther, or a Christian Scientist, or a member of any religious denomination that embraces Ludditism, or an orthodox Muslim who believes Sharia law is a preferable legal framework to secular governance, I probably wouldn’t vote for you no matter how compelling your tax plan sounded. But that’s just me.
It doesn’t mean I’d advocate that you be prohibited from running for office, or barred from proselytizing your faith, or have you thrown into an internment camp; it only means you are mistaken about some of life’s most significant questions.
This goes for candidates who are openly socialist, believe humans have the ability to control the weather, think astrology is real (even a little), wear bowties un-ironically, or adopt regional accents during stump speeches. In a world where the state has some say in nearly all of our decisions, your ideological disposition, your behavior, your choices, they all make a difference.
And few things impact your political outlook more than faith—whether it derives from Christ, Marx, or Ayn Rand. So yes, the Constitution says that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. What it doesn’t say is that voters are prohibited from being critical of your illiberal, troglodytic, or silly notions about the world.
When Republican presidential candidate and (surprisingly) inarticulate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation; I absolutely would not agree with that,” he designates all American Muslims—those who are most law-abiding, secularized, moderate, and fighting radicalism themselves—as members of a Fifth Column. Framed like this, it is both ugly and prejudicial. But is any concern over religious affiliation of a candidate tantamount to bigotry? Because if it is, we are a nation of haters.
A gay man avoids voting for the evangelical Christian who contends his favorite philosopher is Jesus Christ or the practicing Catholic who regards traditional marriage as sacrament. The media would never consider such a man a bigot. In fact, they would almost certainly comprehend his reluctance. If it were intolerant to take into account someone’s faith before casting a vote, then everyone who’s ever made fun of an evolution-denying Christian would be considered a chauvinist.
Way back when Slate’s Jacob Weisberg wrote a piece titled “Romney’s Religion: A Mormon president? No way” he wasn’t flaunting his hate. He was exploring the belief system of a presidential candidate, and he determined that the former Massachusetts governor’s outlook was incompatible with his own theories of sound leadership. When late-liberal film critic Roger Ebert wrote the essay “New Agers and Creationists Should Not Be President” he wasn’t unsheathing his inner xenophobia, he was arguing that certain belief systems were incompatible with his modern conception of political office.
After Carson’s comments, Glenn Greenwald, representing a strain of thought popular among the Left, posed this thought experiment:

The reaction would be predictable indignation. But it’s a misleading intellectual exercise. First off, black and gay Americans aren’t prepackaged with fixed philosophical viewpoints. You can be an African-American Muslim or a black lesbian into Swedenborgianism. Second, Judaism and Islam are not the same. Just like Zen Buddhism and Islam are not the same. Or Sufi and Shia Islam are not the same. They don’t have the same relationship with secular governance. And Jews—far more an ethno-cultural label than a theological one in the United States—are members of a faith that comports with liberal societies quite well. On the other hand, we have a comprehensive list of cases that test Islamic political control, and they are less comforting. Not everywhere. Not always. But often enough.
Of course, there is the enduring claim that Christianity is no more ethically sound or preferable than any other faith. Worse, even. Here is Ta-Nehisi Coates in the The Atlantic, offering us a Chomsky word cloud:

Ben Carson is a Christian—a fact he shares in common with all our greatest domestic terrorists and self-styled Indian-killers. From slave-holding to ethnic cleansing, Christianity has repeatedly been employed to sanctify our most shameful acts. One might counter that Christianity has also been employed to inspire our most honorable acts. But this is a level of complexity that Carson’s ilk do not grant to Islam. To Carson, Islam is terror and nothing else.
This is reminiscent of the president’s allusions to the Crusades when speaking about American concerns regarding Islam. Conflating the past with the present to create moral equivalency is nothing new. But it would be worth mentioning that there are Muslims in the world who are also guilty of being self-styled Indian-killers and “slave trading and ethnic cleansing”—but in twenty-first-century Asia.
No one is innocent, of course. Humans are imperfect, sometimes evil. Christians, Jews, and so on. Some societies get better. Some allow debates over reparations for past sins, other continue in sin. But are we going to pretend that there’s no practical or moral difference between the roles Christianity and Islam play in contemporary society? I practice neither, but prefer the outcomes of one vastly over the realities of the other. You do, too, I imagine, whether you’re Amish or even if you’re a secular atheist who sports a Coexist bumper sticker.
We all discriminate. The only difference is that in the progressive mindset, only some are to be punished for it.

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David Harsanyi is a Senior Editor at The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter.