American issues – six items in total…
“While thousands of criminal aliens are being released onto the streets of Arizona, Sheriff Arpaio is the one who is facing the prospect of jail time… There is something fundamentally wrong when a state like Arizona is being destroyed by a foreign invasion and local elected officials are hamstrung from defending the state, even though they are following federal law. At the same time, sanctuary cities that thwart federal immigration law are being rewarded by the federal judiciary.” – Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review, quoted by Paul Bremmer in “Charges against Sheriff Joe ‘Orwellian beyond imagination,’ says author” – WND, Oct. 22nd, 2016.
“Let’s not delude ourselves. America is ruled by the Five Cities, Boston, New York, Washington, Tel Aviv, and Hollywood. The rest of us just pay taxes. The heart of the beast is New York, the Ivies being its nursery and Washington its storefront.” – Fred Reed, “Ronald McDonald or Lucretia Borgia?: In the long run, we are all dead” – Fred On Everything, Oct. 20th, 2016.
“The group (that helps ‘formerly incarcerated individuals’ find housing) complained that a 917-unit complex in Far Rockaway, Queens (N.Y.) had a policy of refusing to rent to individuals with prior convictions for felonies or misdemeanors other than traffic offenses. The plaintiff argues that this policy has an unjustified disparate impact against prospective African-American and Hispanic tenants, in violation of the Fair Housing Act… In other words, if landlords have policies banning ex-convicts in general, they could be in trouble if too many of those ex-cons happen to be black or ethnic minorities. It’s called ‘disparate impact’… The Justice Department intends to ‘assist the court’ in determining whether criminal background checks produce unlawful discriminatory effects.” – Susan Jones. “DOJ warns landlords about conducting criminal background checks on would-be renters” – CNS News, Oct. 19th, 2016.
“Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses – and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse – after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade… Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets… But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses offered when the Pentagon needed to fill the ranks.” – David. S. Cloud, “Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war” – L.A. Times, Oct. 23rd, 2016.
“‘The White House is like a subway. You have to put in coins to open the gates’… Such were the immortal words of one Johnny Chung, who admitted to a Senate committee in 1997 that he funneled $100,000 from the Chinese military to the Democratic National Committee. In the Clinton White House, it was pay to play all the way. That either Bill or Hillary had a political life after their treasonous run on Asian piggy banks is a testament to the ever escalating corruption of the American media.” – Jack Cashill, “Think you know how bad the Clintons are?” – American Thinker, Oct. 24th, 2016.
“The verdicts finding Ammon Bundy, older brother Ryan Bundy and five others not guilty of a federal conspiracy drew elation from defense attorneys who spent five weeks arguing that the armed takeover amounted to a time-honored tradition of First Amendment protest and civil disobedience.” – Maxine Bernstein, “Oregon militants found not guilty in ‘unbelievable, truly astonishing’ verdict” – The Oregonian, Oct. 27th, 2016.