Mexican government doesn’t ‘welcome’ US military at border

Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s call to send American troops to guard the U.S.-Mexico border is unwelcome.Image result for Mexican government doesn’t ‘welcome’ US military at border“It’s certainly not something that the Mexican government welcomes, but as soon as we have further clarification, we can expect to have a better idea of where we are,” Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez told CNN in an interview Tuesday.

“The Mexican government has formally asked for clarification of the President’s statements, both through the State Department and the Homeland Security Department,” he said. “The important thing is that both countries share the idea of having a secure border.”

Gutiérrez’s comments came just hours after President Trump said he would send the U.S. military to guard the U.S.-Mexico border until the border wall is built. However, President Trump did not mention how many troops he would send there or what kind of authority they would have.

Gutiérrez said he spoke with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, asking for clarification on Trump’s plan.

“The (U.S.) National Guard has been called before in different instances in past years in a supportive role,” Gutiérrez said. “I would assume that that’s what we’re looking at.”Image result for Mexican government doesn’t ‘welcome’ US military at borderBoth President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush sent temporary deployments of National Guard troops to the border.President Trump’s statement on Tuesday came after he has made increased comments about immigration and border security in recent days, as a caravan of Central American migrants was heading north through Mexico to reach the U.S.

“Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” Trump said on Tuesday.

“That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We really haven’t done that before, certainly not very much before.”

Currently, U.S. Border Patrol is in charge of patrolling and maintaining the border.Trump on Tuesday also addressed a caravan of immigrants that was attempting to travel to the U.S. from Honduras.

“I told Mexico very strongly that you’re going to have to do something about the caravans that are coming,” Trump said, adding that the caravan was now “breaking up very rapidly.”Image result for Mexican government doesn’t ‘welcome’ US military at border“Mexico has very strong immigration laws. We should have those laws,” the President also said. “We have immigration laws that are laughed at by everybody. We need the wall, we need the protection, and we need to change our immigration laws at the border and elsewhere.”

“The caravan makes me very sad that this could happen to the United States, where you have thousands of people that just decide to walk into our country and we don’t have any laws that could protect it,” he said.

“If it reaches our border, our laws are so weak and so pathetic… it’s like we have no border,” Trump said.

Gutiérrez said that even though both Mexico and the U.S. have a desire for border security, the two countries disagree on how to make the borders secure. He also reiterated that Mexico will not be paying for the border wall.

“A relation like the one between Mexico and the United States needs to have spaces in order to agree to disagree,” he said. “The issue of the wall is certainly one of them, and as my government has clearly expressed already, Mexico by no means would be paying for a wall.”Image result for Mexican government doesn’t ‘welcome’ US military at border“A relation like the one between Mexico and the United States needs to have spaces in order to agree to disagree,” he said. “The issue of the wall is certainly one of them, and as my government has clearly expressed already, Mexico by no means would be paying for a wall.”

Source:www.theusalerts.com

Trump Bulldozing US Gov’t Officials Who Admitted To Poisoning Our Military As THOUSANDS Are Dying

Water is essential to life and as Americans, we expect that what we’re drinking is safe. While that’s the case everywhere around the country, it was not true for our Marine heroes and their families living on base in North Carolina while serving our country. For years, the victims had no clue that the water they were consuming and using on a daily basis was killing them, and now it’s too late. The government has admitted their part in poisoning thousands of America’s finest and their families for years, many of whom have died before justice could be served.

The devastation of those affected is far sweeping and extends beyond having been poisoned. Many rely on the Veterans Affairs for treatment for this horrible illness and aren’t getting it. Approximately 900,000 Marine Corps veterans have been poisoned by contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. These victims’ only hope is in President Donald Trump to be the first president to do something about it and a VA whistleblower is now being the one to pursue the president in getting the deathly ill veterans the help they deserve.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports of what these victims were contaminated with for years while the issue in the water was ignored:

The North Carolina base’s drinking water contained toxic chemicals from the 1950s to the 1980s. Hundreds of thousands of people — Marines and their family members — were exposed to the water. The Lejeune Community Assistance Panel, administered out of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention offices, was created 13 years ago to share information and give those poisoned, many who are sick, a forum to be heard.

An AJC article on Sunday highlighted complaints about recent efforts designed to help those suffering. Veterans and their families say programs administered through the Department of Veterans Affairs are failing to properly notify those affected and leaving family members behind.

Just as the contaminated water issue went unaddressed for decades, so have victims’ access to healthcare and disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those who served at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 who had been poisoned, have already died waiting for a response and care. However, a suspected 500,000 more affected veterans are still living but believed to have a much higher mortality rate than the general population. Playing a critical part in the death rate is the lack of care they are getting and responds to requests for help and answers from the defunct VA system which has been mismanaged, overwhelmed, and understaffed for years.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The majority of deceased or living Camp Lejeune veterans and their family members have not received any compensation for the health effects from being exposed to contaminants at Camp Lejeune or for the loss of their children who were miscarried as a result of the toxic water on the base.

Less than 20 percent of family member insurance claims have been approved by VA. The agency has only approved 463 of the 2,519 family member claims filed between 2014 and 2017.

VA’s decision not to compensate Camp Lejeune Veterans for all of the 15 known health effects related to Camp Lejeune is in direct opposition to the findings stated in departmental guidance.

Currently, veterans who suffer from critical illnesses like neurobehavioral effects, miscarriages and infertility, and renal toxicity receive no presumptive disability compensation. There is no reason that Camp Lejeune veterans do not receive the same type of disability compensation as veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

It’s sad and unacceptable that prisoners in our country get better medical care while serving their sentence than our heroes who defended and served our nation. They are being forgotten and ignored after suffering horrific poisoning they should have never been subjected to on an American military base of all places.

Washington Examiner reported the whistleblowers call to action:

“I strongly encourage the Trump administration to move forward with administrative and legislative reforms to improve veteran access to healthcare and disability benefits. The White House should resist bending to the will of disloyal false prophets who seek to undermine the presidency by exploiting veterans concerns about privatization as means of maintaining job security.”

“The president would find that the veteran community (21+ million strong) will support his administration, if the White House engages them directly and conveys a clear cohesive message about its long-term goals for preserving the VA while expanding access to care for veterans who can’t be serviced by a VA medical facility in a timely manner.”

Something can and should be done about this to save or at least extend the lives of hundreds of thousands affected veterans who need someone to rely on.

Source:daily-vine.com

US Senate Candidate Patrolling US Border Just Sounded Alarm After Horrifying Discovery – It’s Bad!

Ranchers are a touch bunch of people. Chances are if you’ve ever met one, they stuck out their leathery hand to shake yours and looked you dead in the eye while they unintentionally crushed the bones in your hand with the firmness of their grip. On a daily basis, the battle nature, wildlife, and the unruly nature of the young men drawn to that lifestyle.

A southern rancher can be caring for a young calf who’s lost its mother one minute and slicing the head off of a rattler the next. But nothing has prepared them for the must deadly infestation yet; illegals. These lawless masses have been flooding over our borders for decades, turning what was once a peaceful area for livestock into a modern-day battleground, just to keep the property that they own.

To most of us, the debate about illegal immigration is far from a philosophical debate. Yes, it will eventually affect our economy, and thereby affect every American, but it’s not an everyday problem. The same can’t be said for those who live on the border. From Texas all the way to California, there are Americans who refuse to give up their homes in fear of the illegals who rule the area. Drug runners, Coyotaje and anyone who wishes to take advantage of Americans bully the border dwellers and make their lives miserable.

The rough terrain of Jim Chilton’s ranch is where Arizona Senatorial Candidate Kelli Ward got the chance to see just what was going on with the border between the United States and Mexico. Breitbart reports that she was privileged enough to get to meet and talk with Chilton when he took her on a tour of his ranch, and the piece of the border that it sits on. What she saw, was a concrete confirmation that the United States is completely insecure:

“It takes more than 90 minutes to travel the 20 miles from Jim Chilton’s house on his sprawling Arizona cattle ranch to the border between the United States and Mexico. But the multi-generational rancher is willing to take guests along for the ride to show them why a wall is needed to secure the homeland.

It takes more than 90 minutes to travel the 20 miles from Jim Chilton’s house on his sprawling Arizona cattle ranch to the border between the United States and Mexico. But the multi-generational rancher is willing to take guests along for the ride to show them why a wall is needed to secure the homeland.

On this tour, Kelli Ward, Republican U.S. Senate candidate who hopes to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), is in his heavy-duty pickup truck traversing rocky roads and deep creeks to reach the location where Chilton points to the four-strand barbed wire fence that stands between his ranch and Mexico.

To make his point, Chilton, 79, slides under the fence and stands up on Mexican soil:

“If I can do it, anyone can do it,” Chilton said.

Ward, who has visited border areas in the state before, said she is even more convinced of the need for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico after this visit.

“We’ve got to have the wall,” Ward told Breitbart News after the tour.

On this sunny, spring day, the only sign of life is the occasional Roadrunner or heifers resting under still-bare Mesquite trees.

Chilton said he rarely sees U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents along this stretch of his 50,000-acre property that includes leased federal land where hundreds of his cattle graze.

The exception happened on this tour when two vehicles filled with agents stopped to talk to Chilton. The agents told him someone had walked along the border for several miles before being picked up by fellow agents.

Chilton, who has owned the ranch for 30 years, said it was the first time he had run into any agents walking the border.

When Breitbart News asked the agents about the four-strand fence, one of the agents responded,

“If you go farther down, there’s nothing”:

There is an operational tower in the area with cameras and motion detecting technology, but Chilton said rain and wind can hamper the technology.

And Chilton’s frustration is not with the agents who risk their lives along the crime-infested border every day, but with the federal government that doesn’t have a strategy in place to help them actually secure it.

After returning to Chilton’s home, which includes a stuffed mountain lion he hunted down after it had taken several calves, the rancher told Breitbart News that the main problem is the border patrol is not actually on the border:

Breitbart News asked Chilton about the 25 miles of unsecured border, a stretch of which was witnessed on the tour.

“Twenty-five miles of four-strand barbed wire fence,” Chilton said. “And it’s outrageous because the Border Patrol is 80 miles from the international boundary”:

“So the Border Patrol only comes halfway out and tries to patrol this area where we are at the north end of the ranch,” Chilton said. “But 20 miles to the south of the ranch, it’s a four-strand barbed wire fence.”

Breitbart News asked him what should be done to secure that part of the border.

“When Trump announced that he was going to build a wall, I mean, I was so excited, my socks were rolling up and down,” Chilton said. “I was so enthused, and so I voted for Trump, and I hope he builds the wall.”

“We need it desperately, and we need to move the Border Patrol out of Tucson out to the international border,” Chilton said. “And they have 27 agents per mile they could secure the border — a wall, a road, and a forward operations base.”

“It’s that simple,” Chilton said.

Breitbart News asked Ward what she had learned on the tour.

“It was really truly an amazing experience today — to be able to see the trials and tribulations that he and other ranchers face on a day-to-day basis,” Ward said. “A lot of times, people talk about these as just poor illegal immigrants who want to come to our country for a better life.”

What they do not talk about is drug trafficking run by cartels that Chilton said control much of the area, including having scouts on hilltops monitoring any Border Patrol activity.

“That’s got to stop,” Ward said. “So we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“I think the plan that Jim talks about is very thoughtful and actually could be achieved,” said Ward, who is a physician and has served as an Arizona state senator. “Of course, you know, I’m a fan of ‘build the wall.’”

“We have got to have a physical barrier that is not only a symbol of a right and wrong way to come into our country and also a significant barrier to the things that are coming across the border illegally whether it’s drugs or weapons or human trafficking and even money that’s coming across the border illegally,” Ward said.

“And I think that moving the Border Patrol to the border is imperative,” Ward said. “And make sure we have people in this fighting force who are willing to stand up and protect the border.”

“Their job is to keep people from coming into this country illegally in the first place, and I think with the plan that … we’ve talked about, a lot today can be achieved,” Ward said.

One of the first things visitors see when they arrive at Chilton’s ranch house are more than 100 pairs of what he calls “carpet shoes.” They are made of varying material and designed to slip over shoes. The soles are covered with carpet:

“And since there’s carpet on the bottom, they don’t leave tracks,” Chilton said. “The Border Patrol used to pride themselves as the best trackers in the world.”

“Now, they don’t even bother to track,” Chilton said:

Ward said the shoes are a troubling reality.

“The thing that we should be worried about is probably every one of these shoes represents a hundred or a thousand people who came into this country the wrong way,” Ward said, “many of them to do us harm.”

Source:daily-vine.com

BREAKING: US Gov’t Just Issued Unprecedented Warning For Every American, Effective Immediately

The United States Embassy has made a sudden announcement on their website that caught people off guard. The message relays information about a security threat that is present in certain areas of Mexico. This comes right at a time when many Americans are going on their Spring Break vacation and the security threat could halt their travels. This affects every American who is traveling, or know someone who is traveling, to the specific areas in Mexico where the security threat has been identified.

This message comes from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico city and the security threat, thus far, is in Playa del Carmen. This has affected even more Americans as a temporary travel ban for all U.S. government employees was also put in place. Since the government employees are currently banned from traveling to this location, it is also advised that American citizens do not go there either.

Information on the specific threat has not yet been released due to security reasons and to ensure the investigation underway is done without being affected, or to allow anyone to be tipped off.

ABC15 reported more on the sudden announcement for Americans:
“(KGTV) – The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen Wednesday, leading to a travel ban for U.S. government employees.

Embassy officials did not release details about the threat in the Yucatan resort town, south of Cancun. The report comes just as schools and universities prepare for spring break.

The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo was closed until further notice.

The overall State Department travel warning for non-government American citizens did not change. It remained at Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution for Mexico.

U.S. citizens are warned not to travel to five Mexican states including Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas.

Anyone traveling outside the U.S. is encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.”

The exact message on the U.S. Embassy website is as follows:
“Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen will be closed until further notice.

Actions to Take:

Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution.
Purchase travel insurance that specifically covers you in Mexico and includes medical evacuation insurance.
Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you need assistance.
Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
(011-52-55) 5080-2000
ACSMexicoCity@state.gov
https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mexico Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter”

Many people will be caught off guard as they prepare for their college spring break vacations. Families and people traveling for fun or business will also be affected if their travel required them to land in one of the security threatened locations in Mexico.

While this temporary travel ban is in place, there will be talks of Trump’s travel ban that involved countries from mostly Muslim or radicalized Islamic terrorist nations. President Trump received a lot of backlash from liberals as they called his travel restrictions a “travel ban” and made it seem as though no one from majority Muslim countries could enter the United States. That just was not true. Anyone flying into the country was required to undergo extreme vetting, thus making sure (as best as possible) that the person entering America does not wish to do harm or commit crimes that could be linked to terrorism. Travel restrictions are not the same as travel bans. One requests a more thorough look into the background of the traveler and grants them passage once they’re cleared for travel. A travel ban simply days no one is allowed to travel to or from a particular location.

As it is now, the government officials are not allowed to travel to Playa del Carmen until the security threat has been lifted. That’s a better example of a travel ban.

Playa del Carmen is a popular spring break location for college students. It’s also a popular place to travel for families who wish to get some sun during the winter days of America, particularly people who live in locations with drastic winter conditions. Playa del Carmen is a resort town where most people can find some form of enjoyment.

Source:daily-vine.com

BREAKING NOW! Lib Ben & Jerry’s Owner ARRESTED For Sick Attack On US Military Base

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s are well known for being extremely progressive. So much so that they supported the Democratic primary candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders. They have given campaign donations from some of the proceeds from various ice cream flavors. Which is why it should come as no shock what one of them recently did to protest the American military.

The Daily Mail reported,

“The co-founder of the of ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s was placed under arrest on Saturday after violating a local noise ordinance in his home state of Vermont.
Police in Burlington say that Ben Cohen was taken into custody Saturday afternoon at around 3.30pm following a noisy public protest, according to broadcasting affiliate ABC 22.  The demonstration, which began around 11am, was intended to simulate the sound of the F-35 jet blast, said Lieutenant Matthew Sullivan of Burlington police.

Sullivan explained that amplifiers were attached to a rig and led by a vehicle Cohen was driving. He was cited numerous times before his arrest for violating the city’s noise ordinance. ‘Because it was the third violation it’s disorderly conduct by noise so they were arrested,’ Lt. Sullivan said. ‘Three protesters were arrested.’

The public display was intended to bring awareness to an upcoming ballot vote concerning the housing of F-35 Jets in Burlington. ‘It’s either legal or it’s not, if it’s legal for the F-35 to make this noise 16 times per day, 52 wks a yr, for the next 50 yrs, it should be legal for us to do this limited demonstration of extreme jet blasts which are the subject of Item #6 on the March ballot,’ Cohen said in a message posted to Twitter before his arrest.

Supporters of the demonstration said arresting protesters for violating the ordinance proved their point about the jet fighters. ‘The city has just admitted that it’s illegal,harmful and dangerous,’ James Leas said. ‘So now we have the city of Burlington acknowledging that by making these arrests.’ Residents of Burlington have an opportunity on Tuesday to vote on a non-binding resolution that would ask the Air National Guard to find somewhere else to house an F-35 fighter jet base, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

The Vermont National Guard, however, has already invested $83 million dollars into the project and will likely not be compelled by initiative. ‘When the first F-35 lands here in 18 months we intend to be fully trained and equipped to receive it,’ Lt. Col. Daniel Finnegan told Vermont Public Radio over the weekend. The issue has festered in the New England city since 2013. Burlington airport has already been the home to F-16s for years, and supporters say that the addition of the F-35s will have little impact.”

This is not the first time that Cohen has found himself in front of the local and national media outlet eyes. He has been a social activist for a long time and been on the front lines before.

“As Ben & Jerry’s gradually grew into a nationwide business and one of the largest ice cream companies in the USA, Cohen turned his new-found wealth and prominence toward a variety of social causes, generally through the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. The Foundation receives 7.5% of all Ben & Jerry’s pre-tax profits and distributes funds to organizations such as the Anti Displacement Project. Cohen also oversaw TrueMajority and Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities.

He is also vocal in his support of Democratic candidates, including Dennis Kucinich for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and John Edwards followed by Barack Obama in 2008 and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Primaries and 2016 Presidential Election. Cohen debuted a special ice cream flavor called “Bernie’s Yearning” on January 25, 2016 out of support for Sanders. Ben & Jerry’s released a statement disavowing connection or support for the product, saying “This was created by Ben as a citizen. The company is not involved.”

In 2012, he helped launch the Stamp Stampede campaign to stamp messages on the nation’s currency in support of passing a constitutional amendment to help overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and reduce the influence of private corporations on politics. On April 18, 2016, Cohen was arrested, with Jerry Greenfield, while at a Democracy Awakening protest in Washington, D.C..”

The purpose of military bases is to aid in military readiness. There is nothing wrong with building one in Vermont. There is no question that military bases are a necessity. This is nothing but a person with a “not in my backyard mentality.” That is exactly what Cohen’s little protests were.

Share if you agree that Cohen’s protest was pointless and that nothing is going to change because of his most recent shenanigans

Share if you agree he is just looking for another fifteen minutes in fame and you know this is not going to give it to him.

H/T The Daily Mail,freedom-daily.com

US Marine Patrolling US Border Shares Terrifying Warning For Every American Of What He Discovered

To all of you out there who think those of us who supported, and voted for, then candidate Donald Trump because we are xenophobic and racist, here is your wake up call. A former United States Marine Patrolling the Mexico-Texas Border has a chilling message for you and all Americans.

“In an interview with Dennis Michael Lynch, a former U.S. Marine who served in the Middle East is now an active member of a border group that patrols the southern border. He is a former bomb expert trained by the Department of Defense. Known to his pals as “Talon,” he shared his thoughts about the “other than Mexicans” that have been coming through the border for years.

“The Chinese and Middle Eastern people coming through the border are not coming here to cut our lawns and wash dishes. They hate us with a passion,” said Talon. When referring to the Muslims who hate the U.S. he said, “We are the infidels and they think we deserve to die.”

DML asked him how long until another 9/11? Talon answered, “I’m shocked it hasn’t happened yet. Let me tell you that once they figure out how to get a nuke through the border, we will lose a U.S. city.”

There are congressional reports that reveal the drug cartels work with terror groups from the Middle East.”

All this isn’t news to those of us already living in border states. We see what’s coming in on a daily basis. Our cities are being overrun by gang crime like never before. The best of the best doesn’t just walk across our borders. These aren’t children with “Divinity in their Eyes” as Nancy Pelosi calls them. Since President Trump’s inauguration, there has been a sharp decrease in illegals crossing the border illegally, but we won’t be secure until the wall is built and we are able to stop them completely.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent official letters to the 9 different cities, counties and the whole state of California ordering them to stop the madness and let The Department of Homeland Security and ICE do their job. If not they will be punished by ceasing to send these 9 entities federal funds. I know my home state of California can’t survive long on its own although liberals and loony politicians actually believe it can. Maybe legalizing Marihuana in this state wasn’t such a great idea after all.

These people walking over our border are not coming here for better job opportunities at all. These people cannot stand America and will do everything they can to destroy us and our way of life. The left knows that the only way to destroy America is through political correctness coupled with multiculturalism.

If you have not read The Communist Takeover of America-45 Declared Goals, I suggest you look it up. The number one stated goal is, U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 

We have seen the left use this argument before when stating the reasons for open borders and acceptance of illegals and Muslims. The argument they use is that these people who desire to kill us can be averted if we just coexist with them. Of course, that is absolute insanity, but we have seen that this tactic has worked over the last several years.

That is why we need to be on constant alert and push back against this dangerous rhetoric. We are aware that dangerous people have made their way into America and until they are found and deported pose a real threat. That is why we need President Trump’s border wall to be erected and ICE agents to be allowed to do their job properly.

Those that stand against Trump’s plans to protect our nation should be held accountable for their actions. We need to stand up against these leftist scum and demand that this wall is built sooner than later.

To all you Liberals out there, please, stop with the finger pointing and accusations. This isn’t about being bigoted, Islamophobic, Xenophobic, or whatever “phobic” you want to invent next. It’s about our very survival of as a nation, as a culture and as a people.  If you need to, pretend the bad people slipping in through the border are Christians and Jews. I’m sure if they were you would have no issue whatsoever in building a wall to stop them, but please to play with our security and very existence only because you believe in the madness that is Political Correctness.

Source:freedom-daily.com

Atheist And LGBT Activists Make Sleazy Statement About Rev Billy Graham Lying In Honor At US Capital

Billy Graham is known for being the spiritual advisor to multiple presidents from Harry S. Truman all the way to George W. Bush. Graham passed away last week at the age of 99. Graham’s ministry spanned more than six decades, and his evangelical “crusades,” as he called them for most of his career, touched every corner of the world.

He proclaimed his message of salvation through repentance and commitment to Jesus in the poorest of Third World nations and the wealthiest corners of this world. He was an accomplished showman with a down-to-earth theology. He preached with a burning sincerity, although he generally avoided the exaggerated theatrics of the stereotypical Bible revivalists of an earlier era.

But of course, with every kind deed, someone has to take issue with the way he is being honored. This time its Atheists and LGBT activists who were triggered. So they sent a letter to whine and moan saying the body of the late Rev. Billy Graham should not lie in state at the U.S. Capitol rotunda because it alienates non-religious people, religious minorities, and those communities whose civil rights he opposed.

In addition to the above points, the letter also states that allowing Graham to lie in honor would set a dangerous precedent for government entanglement with religious matters.

Nine groups which include American Atheists, American Humanist Association, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund and Pride at Work signed Monday’s letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

No matter what religion you are, or aren’t, Graham was indeed a legend, and millions around the world will miss him. Plus since he was the presidential spiritual advisor from Harry Truman all the way to George W. Bush, he deserves to be honored in our nation’s capital. So here is thought for the signers of this ridiculous letter, don’t take everything to serious. Do like most of us God believing people do. We, like yourselves, also don’t enjoy seeing people from the other side of the political spectrum honored, so we tune out and go read a book. Problem solved!

Original Letter:

“Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan:

The nine undersigned civil rights and religious freedom organizations write to express our deep
concern about your announced plan to display the remains of Reverend Billy Graham in the
Rotunda of the US Capitol Building on February 28th through March 1st. We, like millions of
Americans across the nation, feel that display of remains in the Capitol Rotunda, also known as
lying in honor, should be reserved only for those remarkable citizens who have displayed the
highest devotion to American ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty. Since our nation’s
founding, only three Americans have been so honored, and unlike those heroic individuals,
Reverend Billy Graham is a controversial and divisive figure. We respectfully urge you to
withdraw this misguided plan.

As advocates for civil rights and religious liberty, we are concerned that lying Reverend Graham
in honor would needlessly alienate non-religious people, religious minorities, and those
communities whose civil rights he opposed and would set a dangerous precedent for
government entanglement with religious matters.

Reverend Billy Graham clearly played an important leadership role in the establishment and rise
to prominence of the American evangelical movement. Yet, as Americans, we have never given
state honors to religious leaders for the advancement or pursuit of their religious vocations.
Indeed, to do so would conflict with the very spirit of our Constitution, which prohibits both the
establishment of religion and religious requirements for any US office or public trust.
Instead, display of remains in the Capitol Rotunda has been reserved for eminent political
leaders, military leaders, unknown soldiers who perished in war, and just three individuals who
have been laid in honor for their remarkable bravery. These latter three were civil rights leader
Rosa Parks, who fought to end segregation, and Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and
Detective John Gibson, who died in defense of the Capitol.

While some honor Reverend Graham as an important figure in the civil rights movement, others
point to his conflictual relationship with leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his failure to
consistently stand against segregation. Moreover, Reverend Graham is known for his stance
against equal rights for women, admonishing women to be wives, mothers, and homemakers
rather than taking a broader role in society. Reverend Graham strongly opposed equal rights for
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, taking a leadership role in supporting
constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage. Finally, Reverend Graham made a
number of troubling statements about members of the Jewish faith and denigrated atheists and
other non-religious Americans.

Leadership with such a mixed record on civil rights should not be honored in a building that
represents all Americans. While we understand that Reverend Graham is a hero to many, we
strongly urge you to reconsider this plan.

Sincerely,
American Atheists
American Humanist Association
Center for Inquiry
Equality California
FORGE, Inc.
Mazzoni Center
National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
Pride at Work
Secular Coalition for America”

Source:freedom-daily.com

Hateful US Skier Blames Ivanka For Ruining His Olympics After Not Getting Medal, Then Gets More Bad News

The Olympic Games are coming to an end. As such, the Vice President has already returned to the United States while First Daughter Ivanka Trump went to conduct political business with South Korea’s leaders as well as lead the American Olympic delegation home. However, one Olympic athlete, in particular, was not too pleased with this.

The Huffington Post reported,

“U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy on Sunday issued a dig at Ivanka Trump colder than snow on which he skied during the Winter Games. “So proud of all these people,” he tweeted as Team USA prepared to participate in the closing ceremony for the 2018 Olympics Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kenworthy, who came in 12th place in the slopestyle final, noted that “everyone has worked so hard to make it to the Olympics.”

“Well … Everyone except Ivanka,” he quipped. “Honestly, tf is she doing here?”

The first daughter traveled to South Korea to head the U.S. delegation during the closing ceremony. She met and dined with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday and greeted athletes from Team USA earlier on Sunday. Trump has faced backlash over her presence at the event, as did Vice President Mike Pence, who led the delegation who led the delegation during the games’ opening ceremony.”

Dan Calabrese had a particularly interesting opinion on Kenworthy’s comments,

“OK, fine, you don’t like her politically and you think she doesn’t support your agenda. I’m not actually sure that’s true where Ivanka is concerned, but whatever. She’s Trump’s daughter and you’re politically anti-Trump. OK. Got it. Why exactly does that necessitate this? For those not up to speed on current online lingo, “tf” means “the f***”. I suppose we can’t ignore this 800-pound gorilla: Kenworthy, like Adam Rippon, is gay and is being hailed as a gay rights ambassador by those enthralled with that movement.

Also like Rippon, he apparently feels the need to go off on anyone connected to the Trump Administration who shows up at the Olympics in support of the U.S. team, regardless of whether the administration member being attacked has said or done anything averse to him. What is Ivanka doing there? She’s doing what presidents always send representatives to do, which is providing the Olympic team with the imprimatur of the head of state’s support and leadership. Every country at the Olympics will have someone there from its government serving as a titular figurehead of the team. To not do that would be to disrespect the Olympic team in a way that would surely set Twitter alight all its own.

Two questions:
1. Can you imagine Mike Eruzione, or Dorothy Hamill, or Mark Spitz, or Michael Jordan, or, er . . . Caitlin Jenner . . .  taking an unprovoked shot at a president’s son or daughter, regardless of their politics, just because they showed up at the Olympics? And if they did, can you imagine leading cultural voices hailing such behavior as brave and courageous?

2. Both Kenworthy and Rippon are being lauded for the way they’re representing the gay community. Isn’t it a stereotype of gay men that they tend to be catty? Isn’t that exactly what their respective unprovoked attacks on Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump are, by definition?”

https://twitter.com/guskenworthy/status/967722283199549441

US Weekly also reported more about the backstory,

“Trump traveled to PyeongChang to support the U.S. delegation during the Closing Ceremony. She landed in the country on Friday, February 23, and spent time with President Moon Jae-in before greeting the athletes on Sunday.

Kenworthy also spoke out against Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the country two weeks earlier when the conservative politician cheered on Team USA at the Opening Ceremony. “Our country is a patchwork nation, so I want to make sure people remember that,” the openly gay athlete previously told Us Weekly. “The LGBT community has been so marginalized and underrepresented in so many ways that it’s more important than ever to stand up and be proud at these games. Mike Pence may say he’s an ally, but he has previously pushed agendas that have not been supportive, so that’s why I want to use my voice.”

Ivanka Trump was representing the United States because President Trump and Vice President Pence had to go back to the states to do work. She is a well-known member of the Trump administration and thus is a good representative. It is completely normal for her to be there. For anyone to take issue with that is simply strange.

Kenworthy did not even medal at the Olympics and perhaps if he had worried less about politics and who was attending the Olympics from the administration he would have actually succeeded and received a medal. But instead, he chose to focus on superfluous nonsense that did not really matter.

Share if you agree it is embarrassing for someone representing the United States to behave this way on social media.

Source: Huffington Post,freedom-daily.com

WHOA!! US Hockey Players Just Pissed Off Entire Olympics With What They Wore On The Ice! HELL YEAH!

Unlike every other Olympics in history, the 2018 Winter Olympics has set a foul new tone that we hope doesn’t carry on through future competitions. The ratings of the games suffering because of it, as Americans are sick of athletes inserting divisive messages where they don’t belong. However, now, Olympians are being punished too for all the wrong reasons, proving that politics mixed into sports are here to stay. Not all Olympians are on board with that, as the US Women’s Hockey Team just proved when they came out on in the ice to compete and sent a huge message that royally enraged every racist hater at the Olympics, including the International Olympics Committee.

The US Olympic Committee already proved that what’s most important isn’t athlete’s ability, it’s diversity. They don’t like that there’s a disproportionate amount of white Olympians, to those of different races and sexual orientations. They’ve even compiled a list of qualifications for winning medals, which showed that Golds should be handed out in an affirmative action style, rather than on actually being the best in your sport if you’re white. While it seemed like the Olympics couldn’t have gotten further off track from the point of the competition being about unity and rewarding excellence, the International Olympic Committee just made it worse with what they ordered two white athletes on Team USA to do.

The US Hockey team has come under scrutiny before by the US Olympic Committee who said that there were too many white players on the team and needed to make it more diverse. However, now’s it’s what’s on the female goalie’s helmets that has landed them in hot water for being too American. In a time when a lot of athletes on Team USA are being anti-American and against our administration, it’s nice to see players being patriotic and proud to represent our country. The committee doesn’t see it that way.

USA Today reports:

USA Hockey is working with the IOC to see whether goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby really will have to remove the Statue of Liberty from their goalkeepers masks.

USA Hockey spokesman Dave Fischer said on Tuesday “discussions are ongoing” after the IOC said earlier the images would have to be removed.

The IOC views the image as a possible violation of its policy against political symbols. The rule from the IOC Guidelines Regarding Authorized Identifications: No item may feature the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, public/political messaging or slogans related to national identity.

Hensley’s Statue of Liberty image is on the left side of her mask, and Rigsby’s is on her chin. Neither goalie played in USA’s opening 3-1 win against Finland. Maddie Rooney was the starter.

What is possibly “too political” about a patriotic symbol? The Olympics are supposed to be a place of pride for each athlete’s individual country and there’s nothing divisive about the Statue of Liberty, in fact, it represents the first sight seen be many immigrants who came to America to pursue freedom and achieve their dream – just like the Olympics. What is actually “too political” is the from the Olympic committees to ensure diversity among the athletes and not their actual ability, while putting a priority on fairness and equality. This isn’t just a decision the US Committee made on their own, they are forced by outside government to do so.

“The USOC and the governing bodies for each sport are required by law to submit a report to lawmakers every four years detailing the participation of minorities, as well as women and disabled individuals,” IJReview reported. “Additionally, the USOC requires the governing bodies to fill out an annual ‘diversity scorecard,’ as Maese describes it.”

“We wanted to see what that diversity looks like, how we could measure it, track it,” Thompson said. “That has had an incredible impact. I think it means we’re being transparent with our fans, so people can see, No. 1, it’s a priority, and, No. 2, we’re being honest about it. In some areas, we got some work to do.”

Ultimately, the IOC decided to allow the goalies keep the image of Lady Liberty on their helmets, but that doesn’t change the fact that it came under criticism in the first place. Furthermore, why was this image brought under question while all other patriotic and possibly political imagery present on all other athletes at the game not? If the Statue of Liberty was called into question for the reasons stated, then all other anthems and flags from around the world on uniforms should have been a problem for the IOC too. The real issue is that committee clearly sees America as an issue. Some of our athletes such as anti-Trump/Pence figure skater Adam Rippon, racist speedskater Shani Davis, and Trump-hating downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, have not helped in proving otherwise – they only perpetuate the problem.

Source:freedom-daily.com

SICK! Nasty US Olympian Just Stabbed Every American In The Back With What He Just Did At Games

The Olympics seem to have devolved into a humiliating circus with what the most talented athletes in the world have been doing that’s a complete departure from the history of the games. Families used to gather around the television to watch the exciting competition between countries, witness goals come to fruition as the result of unbelievable dedication and sacrifice. These athletes were heroes and represented America well.

That’s all changed for the 2018 winter games. Instead of seeing world-class athletes proudly compete for their country, they are using world’s stage in a destructive way. This has never been so apparent as what one anti-Trump Olympian just admitted on live television that is as sick as it gets. If he’s not sent home after this, the future of the games could be in peril which is unfortunate for every athlete who truly deserves to be there.

Bashing our administration, spreading false claims about the Vice President’s beliefs, refusing to accept a White House invite should they bring home medals, and claiming the flag-carrying decision was racist, have all be bad enough in the first couple days of the games. However, one notorious US Olympian just made it all much worse. These actions by America’s athletes have been a humiliating representation of our country in front of the world. Perhaps that’s these Olympian’s point since they don’t want to make Trump look like he’s responsible for anything good.

As it turns out, hate isn’t all Bronze medalist Adam Rippon is promoting to the world. He was just caught using his status as a role model to young impressionable children to encourage dangerous illegal activity. Worse yet, he thinks it’s funny and apparently so does the liberal media.

The Huffington Post certainly likes the openly gay figure skater for unapologetically expressing who he really is, affirming their liberal agenda, and slamming Vice President Pence for his difference in beliefs. However, that’s no excuse for passing off Rippon’s promotion of casual drug use as a “joke,” when clearly, he meant what he said and kids hearing him don’t know the difference.

According to Huffington Post:

This probably isn’t in the Olympics handbook on how to deal with pre-competition jitters.

After Adam Rippon of the United States excelled during his Winter Olympics debut in the men’s free skate for the team event Monday, he and NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico talked about overcoming butterflies.

Tirico asked the 28-year-old Rippon what was going through his mind when he took the ice.

“I want to throw up,” the athlete said. “I want to go over to the judges and say, ‘Can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink. I’ll be fine.’ But I kept it together. I just took it one element at a time.”

That wasn’t all the inappropriate activities that Rippon promoted at the games. While we’re not judging his sexual orientation and have no problem with people being who they are, we also don’t want to hear about the sordid details of their sex life in a place where we came to watch sports. In addition to attempting to normalize dangerous drug use that plagues our nation more than ever before, Rippon also complained about the condoms that the Olympics provided athlete were too bland.

“On Saturday, Rippon took to Instagram to say he was ‘disappointed’ that the condoms being distributed at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were so bland. He griped that they could have been available in different colors or bear the Olympics logo,” Huffington Post reported.

“Life isn’t always what it seems and sometimes the condoms are just generic,” he said. Rippon is making a mockery out of the Olympics by consuming attention with making outlandish statements and taking away from the real meaning of the games that have been present for since inception in 776 BC. Leave it to the post-Obama era to destroy all that with the first games to be held since his divisive reign of power.

The Olympics has always brought countries together and cultivated an environment of patriotism and pride for the nation you represent or are rooting for. It’s what drew people to the games as well as the emotional stories from competitors of overcoming all odds to get themselves to this huge goal – often having come from the most humble beginnings.

Now thanks to disrespectful athletes like Rippon, those powerful personal stories have been replaced with complaints about condoms not being colorful enough and revealing desires for a dangerous mixture of drugs and alcohol to cope with the stress, rather than overcoming those fears in meaningful ways. These aren’t the statements of role model – they are comments that prove one to be weak, not heroic.  It shows a disrespect for the honor it is to compete at this level.

Source:freedom-daily.com