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The Caravan Crisis: A Deep Dilemma & a Complex Challenge for President Trump

What is being called a “migrant caravan”—80% of whose composition are men under 35 years of age—is making its way towards the US-Mexico.border.

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By Paul Dowling
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States.  Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in.”  —President Donald Trump, stating the truth that the Democrat media refuse to report
“America is governed by Americans.  We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”  —President Donald Trump, addressing the United Nations, on September 25th, 2018
The Illegitimate Honduran Caravan
What is being called a “migrant caravan”—80% of whose composition are men under 35 years of age (https://www.infowars.com/fox-news-about-80-percent-of-migrant-caravan-are-men-under-the-age-of-35/)—is making its way towards the US-Mexico border.  Islamic State terrorists, MS-13 gangsters (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIg0Pc2wL4U), and child sex traffickers (https://sputniknews.com/latam/201810261069222784-children-trafficking-migrant-caravan/) are reported to be  among the members of this caravan.  To quote Black Conservative Patriot, “During the Trump Rally in Arizona [on October 19th, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAQSPySXhzc], Trump said that ISIS and MS-13 are embedded within the Immigrant Caravan coming from Honduras.  He . . . called them ‘Bad’ and ‘Tough’ guys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIg0Pc2wL4U). ”
Supporters of this so-called caravan of anti-American foot soldiers have been seen to fly the Honduran flag, even as they display an American flag painted with a swastika, prior to burning it (https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/10/22/photo-caravan-protesters-paint-swastika-on-american-flag-burn-it-in-the-street/).  Why should Americans who love their country be expected to welcome such people, many of whom, it turns out, have been paid to help with the invasion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzkNY0UdQn0)?  These are not people who love America and who wish to come for freedom.  It would seem, rather, that those coming are on a mission to invade and harm America.  Many are also hurting the women and children they have pressed into sex bondage and whom many are bringing along for the immoral purpose of selling as sex slaves.  In order to defend America and protect the citizenry, President Trump Is dispatching the US military to the border.
September 25th, 2018: Trump Rejects Open Borders & Human Trafficking
Recently, President Trump gave a speech to the UN pushing back against the doctrines of globalism and open borders, saying, “America is governed by Americans.  We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”  A little later in his speech, the president says this: “Tolerance for human struggling and human smuggling and trafficking is not humane.  It’s a horrible thing that’s going on, at levels that nobody has ever seen before; it’s very, very cruel.  Illegal immigration funds criminal networks, ruthless gangs, and the flow of deadly drugs.  Illegal immigration exploits vulnerable populations, hurts hardworking citizens, and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence, and poverty.  Only by upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs, can we break this cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity.  We recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests, just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same.”
Trump is expressing what most Americans think and feel about his push towards an agenda of patriotic coöperation among independent countries, rather than globalist coöptation of them all into a single collective entity.  And how else might one describe the United States Constitution, if not as a bona fide system of pushback against the perpetual class of wealthy elites who are so used to wielding power over the people?  The Constitution was, and is, an instrument created for the main purpose of frustrating the efforts of an elite aristocracy or oligarchy to enact its will, unchecked by rules of fair play.  The design of a limited government, in the end, intends the government to be the agent of the people, enabling the people to fight against the centralization of power while promoting individual liberty.
Standing Up for America
In his UN speech, President Trump has also said, “We are standing up for America and for the American people. And we are also standing up for the world. . . .  Each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on Earth.  That is why America will always choose independence and coöperation over global governance, control, and domination.  I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions.  The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship.  We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”  Here Trump is stating in unequivocal terms the eternal principle embraced by Ayn Rand that “an individualist is a man who recognizes the inalienable individual rights of man—his own and those of others.”  But Trump is extending this principle to national sovereignty as well, encouraging the independence and self-determination of individual nations.
The Right of Self-Determination
Another of Trump’s themes is the right of self-determination.  “[W]e will not be held hostage to old dogmas, discredited ideologies, and so-called experts who have been proven wrong over the years, time and time again.  This is true not only in matters of peace, but in matters of prosperity.”  Implied here is the reality that nations asserting their rights to self-determination could each discover new ideas which might all be added to the pool of human knowledge from which all others might benefit.  Thus, every nation running its own independent experiments may, in fact, help to find more answers to enrich the community of nations than the alternative reality of a globalist unitary vision that lacks the diversity of thought and approach that only sovereign nations in collaboration with one another can achieve.
National Sovereignty
In his speech to the UN, Trump reasserts the Monroe Doctrine, saying, “It has been the formal policy of our country, since President Monroe, that we reject the interference of foreign nations in this hemisphere and in our own affairs,” although the president expresses openness to coöperation with other countries in the Western Hemisphere.  While Trump is willing to work with Latin American countries, he is unwilling to allow countries not native to the region to attempt to coerce or force the United States or Latin American countries into any untenable policy positions or reckless actions.  Therefore, the attempt by outsiders to sponsor an invasion of the US by means of ISIS and MS-13 foot soldiers shall quite predictably find a very dedicated opponent in President Trump.
Venezuela Funds an Invasion Force
In his UN speech, Trump has further stated that, “[c]urrently, we are witnessing a human tragedy, as an example, in Venezuela. . . .  Not long ago, Venezuela was one of the richest countries on Earth.  Today, socialism has bankrupted the oil-rich nation and driven its people into abject poverty.”  Trump takes an opportunity, at this point, to announce sanctions on Venezuela’s socialist regime, in support of the Venezuelan people.  And, only weeks later, Mike Pence confirms that Venezuela’s socialist government is providing financing to the migrant foot soldiers who are underway, at the time of this writing: “The President of Honduras told me this was organized by leftist groups in Honduras and financed by Venezuela,” Pence has claimed without equivocation (https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/23/pence-honduras-venezuela-migrant-caravan/).  And CNN reports that Venezuela has issued a number of passports to likely terrorists who are willing to pay high prices for them (https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/08/world/venezuela-passports-investigation/), thereby giving these terrorists entrée into the Western Hemisphere; many are probably ISIS members who now find themselves embedded among the migrant population of the caravan.  “The official who ordered the issuing of the passports . . . is Tareck El Aissami, who was appointed vice president of Venezuela in January [of 2017].  He is the former minister in charge of immigration as well as a governor.  El Aissami ‘took charge of issuing, granting visas and nationalizing citizens from different countries, especially Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, Iranians and Iraqis. . . .’”
Multiple Caravans Are Now Coming
According to The New York Times, at least four migrant caravans have set out to come to America (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/americas/migrant-caravans-border-mexico-usa.html) and more could soon be on the way.  But President Trump is determined that no one among them will have an asylum claim heard, unless entrance into the country is made legally, through an official port of entry.  People must be vetted, and women and children must be protected from abuse (as many male escorts are likely to be their slavers and abusers).  According the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.breitbart.com/border/2018/11/02/dhs-300-in-migrant-caravans-are-known-convicts-gang-members/), “We continue to be concerned about individuals along the caravan route.  In fact, over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership.  Those include a number of violent criminals – examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female.  Mexican officials have also publicly stated that criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan.  We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.  There is a large segment of this population that we know nothing about and we must be prepared to defend our border and enforce our laws to protect the citizens of our country.”  One migrant named José admitted on camera to having been convicted of attempted murder in the US (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcpoe05aFA) and is now returning with his fellows.  How many unknown others share a similar background with José?  How many might be his brothers in violent crime?
America First
Americans have elected a president who promises to protect Americans first, before helping migrants, a president who says he will defend the US border to the best of his ability, so that the tide of murders by illegal aliens might be turned.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens, many of whom are memorialized on the website of the Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC (http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp), but the Democrats under Obama never even pretended to care about the protection of these victims, as Obama opened wide the US border during the summer of 2014 (https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/18554-obama-opens-borders-releases-illegal-immigrants-into-u-s).  And, to this day, Democrats are bent on bringing ever-greater numbers of migrant aliens into the country to vote for them, albeit illegally, since more and more Americans refuse to vote for Democrats anymore, for the simple reason that they tend to put non-citizens first, rather than Americans.
Will American sovereignty be maintained and America kept safe from opioid-smugglers and slave-traffickers?  Or will Democrats succeed in erasing America’s border and overrunning the country with endless masses of people, few of whom are coming to contribute to the well-being of America’s free republic and most of whom are only coming for free food, free education, and free medical care—which the Democrats have shown they are all too willing to provide them, even though they have been unwilling to care for America’s veterans to the same extent or with equal zeal (https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/226232/how-america-treats-illegal-aliens-vs-veterans-michelle-malkin).  Flooding the country with impoverished people, most of whom end up asking for social services at taxpayer expense, can only spell doom for America’s free republic.  Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”  If illegal aliens continue to pour across the US border, will America be able to continue as a free country?  Or will unfettered migration tip the balance towards those who prefer safety to freedom, thereby dooming the country to neither?
Who Is Paul Dowling?
Paul Dowling is a patriot whose mission is to enlighten his fellow citizens about the correct principles for facilitating a life of freedom.  Paul believes that individual freedom and minority rights are more important than majority rule and, therefore, he values the fact that America was not founded as a democracy, but as a republic.  (In fact, the word “democracy” is nowhere mentioned within the text of the US Constitution.)  Paul has written a book on the Constitution, explaining the republican values on which it is based and how they protect against the dangers of a strictly majoritarian system of governance.  The book is called Keeping a Free Republic: Learning the Blueprint for Liberty in the Constitution & the Bill of Rights.  (It is on sale at Amazon, for $6.25 in paperback and $0.99 as a Kindle download: https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Free-Republic-Blueprint-Constitution/dp/1724679082/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1536890421&sr=8-1&keywords=keeping+a+free+republic.)
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Coroner Slams ‘Misinformation:’ Obama DHS Whistleblower Death Not Ruled ‘Suicide’

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An Obama-era whistleblower was found dead lying on the ground outside his car with a gunshot wound to his chest near Drytown, California.

The coroner stated: Unfortunately, there was misinformation immediately being put out that we have determined Mr. Haney’s death to be a suicide. This is not the case. We are currently in the beginning phase of our investigation and any final determination as to the cause and manner of Mr. Haney’s death would be extremely premature and inappropriate. No determination will be made until all evidence is examined and analyzed.

Breitbart:

The coroner for the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in California on Monday criticized the spread of “misinformation” surrounding the death of Obama administration-era whistleblower Philip Haney, saying it is “extremely premature and inappropriate” to deem it a “suicide.”

Law enforcement reportedly discovered the body of the 66-year-old former U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official less than three miles from his home on February 21 in Amador Country, the coroner indicated in a statement to news outlets issued on Monday.

The coroner’s statement came after the Amador County Sheriff’s Office reportedly indicated Haney’s death appeared to be the result of “a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the chest, prompting news outlets to report the former DHS official’s demise as a suicide.

Gunshot wounds to the chest, however, are inconsistent with suicides, data reportedly show. More

The statement makes it perfectly clear that there has been no determination of suicide yet, contrary to inaccurate readings of the initial statement released Saturday that described the scene as an apparent suicide but noted the investigation was active and ongoing.

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Biden Invents a New Lie: Says He Was Arrested Protesting in South Africa

Former Vice President Joe Biden has added yet another lie to his storied fake news biography.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has added yet another lie to his storied fake news biography. Now he is claiming he was arrested while protesting against Apartheid in South Africa.

It is a lie, of course.

The story is brand new, too.

Per The New York Times:

Joe Biden has recounted a story — three times in two weeks — about being arrested on his way to see Nelson Mandela. He did not mention it in his memoir or speak prominently of it before.

So… Biden claims to have protesting ties to the famed Nelson Mandela, and it took him 30 years to start talking about it?

Come on.

Here is one of the tales he told:

“This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid,” Mr. Biden said at a campaign event in South Carolina last week. “I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robbens Island.”

He told the tale two more times during the week after.

Biden said this arrest occurred in 1977, when he was a Delaware Senator. But Biden did not mention this arrest in his memoir. Nor has ever mentioned it during many past addresses to black groups. Nor did he ever mention this arrest while campaigning with Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. It sure seems odd that this brave tale of being arressted protesting against racism slipped his mind for 30 years, huh?

Indeed, several members of congress also said they never heard of any American politician being arrested in South Africa in 1977 or any other time. Neither former Senator Gary Hart, show served with Biden nor congressman Andrew Young ever heard of any American being arrested in South Africa.

The question is, why does the media let Biden get away with these lies?

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Now Liberal California Politicians Want to Imprison People Who Don’t Vote

California liberals are now moving to jail anyone who decides not to vote on Election Day

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Next up to continue filling ballot boxes with votes for California liberals is a move in Sacramento to jail anyone who decides not vote on Election Day.

One might think that the right not to vote is inherent in the right to vote any way we want. A lack of a vote, after all, IS a vote of sorts. It means you don’t want to be part of the system.

And, as Americans, wouldn’t you think we have the right not to vote, too?

Well, not as far as San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Marc Levine is concerned.

Like all Democrats, Levine thinks Europe is better than the U.S.A., and so he based his new bill to punish Californians who do not vote on rules in countries like Belgium.

“Democracy is not a spectator sport — it requires the active participation of all its citizens,” the fascist Democrat said in a publicity statement for AB 2070.

“California is a national leader on expanding voting rights to its citizens. Those rights come with a responsibility by registered voters to cast their ballot and make sure that their voice is heard by their government. This is not a time to be complacent at the ballot box,” Levine added.

“Across the globe, 30 nations currently require mandatory ballot casting – the oldest, Belgium, began compulsory ballot casting in 1893,” Levine bloviated. “In the past decade, California has taken dramatic steps to lower barriers to voting and increase voter participation including the passage of the Voter’s Choice Act, expanding early voting opportunities and making all vote by mail ballot envelopes postage paid. AB 2070 builds upon these efforts to increase voter participation by making voting compulsory.”

Levine has not yet specified what penalties he would place on adults of voting age who do not vote, but almost all laws somehow include jail time as a worst-case punishment. Some, some jail time is likely to be included in the bill at some point if it reaches further debate.

The San Franciscoan’s bill is set to go before the legislature n the Spring session.

There is nothing at all American about a law that would force people to vote.

But, since when do Democrats care about freedom and liberty?

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Court Says Giant Cross in Florida Can Stay After Atheist Attack

A court in Pensacola, Florida, has ruled that a78-year-old Christian cross can stay right where it is.

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A court in Pensacola, Florida, has ruled that a 78-year-old Christian cross can stay right where it is despite the demands from radical atheists that it be torn down.

The historic World War II-era cross in Pensacola, Florida, will remain standing thanks to a victory at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, according to AL.com.

In Kondrat’yev et al. v. City of Pensacola (Link to case), an atheist group sued the City of Pensacola to remove the monument, which has been standing since 1941.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, protecting a World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the cross is constitutional, acknowledging that it has become “embedded in the fabric of the Pensacola community” and that removing it could “strike many as aggressively hostile to religion.”

The Bayview Cross is one of over 170 displays in Pensacola parks memorializing the City’s diverse history and culture. In 2016, four individuals, represented by the American Humanist Association, sued the City, demanding the cross be torn down, even though three of the individuals do not live in Pensacola and the fourth has held his own ceremonies at the cross. The trial court and an earlier decision by the Eleventh Circuit reluctantly agreed that the cross was unconstitutional under the notorious Lemon test, which has often been successfully invoked by anti-religious plaintiffs to push religion out of the public square. Earlier this year, however, the Supreme Court ordered the Eleventh Circuit to rethink its ruling in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in American Legion, which finally scrapped the Lemon test in cases involving longstanding symbols.

“The Supreme Court has now made clear that religious symbols are an important part of our nation’s history and culture,” said Luke Goodrich, vice president and senior counsel at Becket.

The 78-year-old cross was built in the City’s Bayview Park in 1941, as the U.S. prepared to enter WWII, as a place for the community to unite. Since then, Pensacola citizens have held community events such as Easter sunrise services, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day remembrances, and other voluntary gatherings at the monument, which has become a significant symbol for the Pensacola community.

“Pensacola is a historic city with a rich and diverse history. The Bayview Cross is an important part of that history as a symbol of our community’s coming together during a national crisis,” said Grover C. Robinson IV, mayor of Pensacola. “Today the citizens of Pensacola will celebrate our long-awaited victory and the preservation of the Bayview Cross.”

In the June 2019 Supreme Court ruling upholding the World War I memorial cross in Maryland, Justices cited Becket’s friend-of-the-court brief multiple times. Becket has also successfully defended a statue of Jesus in Montana commemorating fallen World War II soldiers, a historic cross artifact at Ground Zero, and a Pennsylvania county seal.

Becket  is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100% win-rate before the United States Supreme Court.

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Flashback: Bloomberg Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

Who needs charities when we can redistribute wealth?

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In 2011 Michael Bloomberg banned individuals from giving food donations to the homeless.

When Glenn Richter tried to donate a bag of bagels to the poor in 2011, he was informed that the Bloomberg administration no longer allowed for food donations. CBS reported at the time, he stated that “over the years he’s delivered more than two tons of food to the homeless. Mr. Richter vented that “Bloomberg is eating away at his ability to do good.”

CBS:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!

Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.

It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.

“I can’t give you something that’s a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that’s wrong,” Richter said.

Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.

Richter said he was stunned. He said his family has eaten the same food forever and flourished.

“My father lived to 97; my grandfather lived to 97, and they all enjoyed it and somehow we’re being told that this is no good and I think there is a degree of management that becomes micromanagement and when you cross that line simply what you’re doing is wrong,” Richter said. More

Um, so Mike Bloomberg wanted the government (ie the taxpayers) to supply the food to the homeless when there are people being innovative and providing fresh foods for them.

I don’t think a hungry person is worried about salt, fat or fiber content they just need a full belly. Leftist liberals would rather have people starve! 

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Trump Commutes Dem. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s Sentence, Illinois Republicans Furious

Illinois Republicans were furious on Tuesday when President Donald Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich.

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Illinois Republicans were furious on Tuesday when President Donald Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich who is serving a hefty prison term for corruption.

Trump has been making noise for years, saying that he feels that Blagojevich’s sentence was way too long and did not fit his crimes.

Blagojevich was convicted of 17 charges of public corruption in 2011 and was handed a hefty 14-year prison term for his crimes. One of the claims against the former Democrat governor is that he was looking to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in 2008 when then Illinois Senator Barack Obama was preparing to abandon his senate seat to enter the White House.

Blagojevich was heard on a federal wiretap saying, “I’ve got this thing, and it’s fucking golden,” while trying to figure out how to profit off Obama’s open senate seat.

However, there was never any evidence that anyone actually gave the governor any money nor that he made any arrangements to take any. But he was heard on tape offering different positions to different people as he tried to shuffle seekers around to his best advantage.

Blagojevich was found guilty on all counts in 2012 and sent to prison where he was to have served until 2024.

Trump noted on Tuesday that he was finally ready to send Blagojevich home.

“Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” Trump said. “He served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person — don’t know him.”

“He’ll be able to go back home with his family,” Trump added. “That was a tremendously powerful, ridiculous sentence in my opinion.”

But the Republican congressional delegation from Illinois — what few of them there are– were not happy at all with the president’s move.

As Newsweek noted:

The five-member delegation—Reps. John Shimkus, Darin LaHood, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger—shared a statement today saying that the commutation of Blagojevich’s prison sentence had “disappointed” them.

“We are disappointed by the President’s commutation of Rod Blagojevich’s federal sentence. We believe he received an appropriate and fair sentence, which was the low-end of the federal sentencing guidelines for the gravity of his public corruption convictions. Blagojevich is the face of public corruption in Illinois, and not once has he shown any remorse for his clear and documented record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by voters,” the representatives wrote. “As our state continues to grapple with political corruption, we shouldn’t let those who breached the public trust off the hook.”

“History will not judge Rod Blagojevich well,” they added.

Trump, of course, has known Blagojevich since the Illinoisan was on Trump’s TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2010.

Trump has often said he thinks the sentence was too long. Her is a tweet from last August, for instance:

So, the move to commute the remainder of Blagojevich’s sentence does not come as a surprise.

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Chicago Transit Apologizes for Posting About Abe Lincoln During Black History Month

The Chicago Transit Authority was sent to its social media to apologize for daring to mention Abraham Lincoln during Black History Month.

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The Chicago Transit Authority was sent racing to its social media accounts last week to apologize for daring to mention Abraham Lincoln during Black History Month.

I guess Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves and helped end slavery, has no part in back history, huh?

Last week, the CTA’s official Twitter account retweeted a post with photos of a man dressed as Lincoln at one of the Windy City’s Red Line train stations.

“In honor of Black History Month, Abraham Lincoln was seen making a guest appearance on the CTA,” the commuter line wrote last Wednesday, which was also Lincoln’s 211th birthday.

But after complaints began pouring in, the CTA deleted the tweet and profusely apologized.

“Apologies,” the CTA later tweeted, “unfortunately our last retweet went in a direction that was not at all intended. Nonetheless, we WILL continue to honor the African Americans who have played a large role in CTA history.”

Now, let’s review… Lincoln must not be mentioned during black history month despite that he:

1). Ramped up a war that freed the slaves
2). Pushed a proclamation asserting that freedom
3). Helped usher an Amendment to the Constitution to ratify that idea
4). Won a war that secured that idea

So… this is the guy who is persona non grata for Black History Month?

It seems that liberals don’t understand “history,” do they?

We know the answer to that question.

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