Mene, mene, tekel, parsin

Shades of Daniel 5, this talk of Pat Caddell, given at Hillsdale College before the 2016 election.  Although Caddell is a Democrat, he is that rarest of breeds, and HONEST Democrat.  THIS is why the Republican Party has the opportunity to lead the nation if they will only put aside the stupid.

It is by capitalizing on the corruption of the self-styled ruling class that America wins with Republican leadership.  A few days ago I posted Donald Trump’s speech capitalizing on the corruption of the Deep State that I believe won him the election.  Winning in November cannot happen without a commitment to exposing and smashing the Deep State.  Pay attention to his poll questions, then run on that.


Keep the faith and kick ass.

Reveille! Reveille! Reveille!

The next meeting of the Republican Club of the Foothills will take place at the Community Center of La Canada/Flintridge on July 27, 2018 from 7.00 to 9.00 PM.  More details to follow at a later time.

Since the Club’s meetings went into abeyance over the winter of 2017 many people have expressed to me a sense of loss and the felt need of something to support Republicans particularly Republican politicians and policies in the Foothills area.  Because I strongly agree I have maintained this website with the intention of starting over.

It is time.

As the Democrats descend deeper into the insanity of Marxist madness it is clear that our cities, our County, our State and our Nation need us to step up and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our descendants.  It is up to us to us to provide the leadership for a rational alternative.  That means work.

Yup.  Work.  That which many hands makes light.  That without which nothing gets done.  That which makes you tired.  That which makes you proud.

Its our Club and as we are starting off at the ground floor we are not bound by the precedents or the legacies of any past administration.  The goals of the Club as expressed in the Bylaws will not change, how they are accomplished remains to be determined.  Its our Club, it is up to us to figure out the most effective ways and means of achieving them.

We are at a point in our nation’s history where the Democrat’s star is fading fast, and that can even be felt here in California.  The Donks are on the defensive, and it is up to us to keep them that way.  Everywhere their policies are in shambles, their propaganda is being recognized for the cynical manipulation it is and their entire structure exposed as a syndicate of crime and corruption.  Everything they say and do is tainted, and it is up to us to pull the cover off their wicked schemes and present viable alternatives to the American people.  At some point even Californians will twig to what’s going on.

Nobody ever won anything by sitting on their ass.  Carpe diem!  Seize the day!

They tried to take it by force

Didn’t I tell you?  I told you the Neo-Marxists were going to foment more violence.  So Saturday they got all fired up and held massive demonstrations in various cities across the country against what they imagine Trump’s immigration policy to be and in favor of open borders, child trafficking and national collapse.  In Portland about 150 counter demonstrators called fie on them and were duly assaulted by about 300 self proclaimed AntiFascist hooligans.  You see the results below.

See what I mean by STAY AWAY FROM CROWDS?  You will note that the police are notable by their absence.  I grant that as riots go it was kind of tame, but it is clear that neither side was really organized or prepared for what happened.  It is what is called a ‘Meeting Engagement.’  The Patriots just wanted to say “We support borders and want the invasion to end.”  The AntiFascists just wanted to say, “Shut up or else!”  The Patriots said, “Uh-UH!  You and what army are gonna make us?” and the scuffle was on.

Both sides seem to have been surprised at the outcome: the AntiFascists that the Patriots not only refused to back down but rather advanced on them, and the Patriots that they drove the AnitFascists from the field.  Next time they will be more prepared and the Patriots will be at a disadvantage.  Why?  Because the Marxists are better funded, and will be receiving better training and organization.  I’m sorry to say, but getting Patriots to act together is like herding cats.  These Patriots did OK, but they, and we, will have to do better if we hope to hold our own and triumph in the coming unpleasantness.

This is just a little taste of what’s coming.  These people will not go down without a fight.  They have spent their lives undermining us, you and me, to enrich themselves at our expense.  In November of 2016 they believed themselves to be on the cusp of winning it all.  Then we had an Act of God in the election of the unlikeliest candidate, Donald Trump.  Now they are on the brink of losing it all, and they will not go quietly into that goodnight.

There is no way to sugar coat it. We have our nation to preserve, and each must to his utmost to achieve the victory in whatever field of action he can manage.  President Trump is carrying the aspirations of all true Patriots, and he is doing his part.  As much as what we have seen him and his Administration do and accomplish there is much, much more going on behind the scenes.  The Commiecrats know it and are doing all they can destroy all those Patriots working to set America to rights.  Consider this chart (click to enlarge).  Normally there are just over 1,000 of these kinds of indictments every year.  Look at the number in the yellow highlight.  There’s a mighty judgement coming, and some will find it not at all to their liking.

We each have out part to play, and there is much to do.  Right now we are five months away from the midterm elections.  It seems like a long way away, but it isn’t.  We must prepare.  I hope to have an announcement about the Republican Club of the Foothills next week.  The Club exists, EXISTS! precisely for these kinds of moments.  We will be ready, we will be prepared, and we will act.  We shall brace ourselves to our duty and carry it out, for ourselves and our posterity with the help of God.

The violent take it by force

Just over a year ago, right after the shooting of Houser Majority Whip Steve Scalise, I wrote a post whose point is even more apt today than it was a year ago.

The violence gradually being unleashed by the Left is nothing other than the “Gray Terror” inflicted by Soviet Spetsnaz infiltrating the target to create fear, uncertainty and paralysis.

First principle: the Left, call them Progressives, Liberals, Socialists, what have you, are all about one thing – POWER. Everything they have done, everything they do is about seizing power, holding power, exercising power – total power over everything – and doing so forever and ever, world without end. Amen. That’s it in a nutshell.

Having failed to seize power by hook, they now resort to crook, trying to smash and grab what they could not take by electoral means.  The escalating violence on the Left is not a bug, it is a feature.  Expect it to increase.

We have seen that increase since then.  Herds of Donks harassing Administration officials in public, shootings, and Maxine Mad Mamma Waters endlessly spouting the most vile incitements to riot I have ever heard.

Granted the Commiecrats have been driven to distraction by the failure of their attempted coup against Donald Trump.  And granted that their machinations are being ever more exposed to the scrutiny of the American people.  And granted that every propaganda campaign designed to undermine the President fails more abysmally than the last.  Still, their level of hysteria is just amazing.  Either they have epic stamina to maintain an inhuman level of emotional exhibitionism, or they are terrified out of their minds because every new revelation is one step closer to pulling the cover off some horror that will doom the Party once it is known.

I’ll take door #2 for all the marbles, Vana.

Which leaves us with a problem.  It is this.  Historically when barbarians go up against civilizations, civilizations fall.  Your ordinary civilized person is, well, civil, negotiating relationships with others in a peaceful, civil way.  Barbarians smash and grab, and not amount of, “See here, my good man, I must protest,” makes a damn’s bit of difference to him.  Mr. Casper Milquetoast is easy meat because he has learned from his mother’s knee to eschew violence.  Smashfist the Orc just laughs at him, then either enslaves or kills him.

Growing up all my uncles were WWII vets, and didn’t take guff from anyone, and a couple of them would just as soon scrap as settle the issue with a polite discussion.  Such men were common fifty years ago, but they are less common now, at least outside the criminal class.  We’ve endured fifty years of liberalism trying to educate the masculine out of men and boys, which is not without effect.  As a society, America has become wussified.  This is a bad thing.

We need to fight back.  Mostly that means verbally and socially, sometimes that will mean physically.  Verbally that means we don’t allow people to say stupid progressive things without pushback.  That doesn’t mean yelling insults, necessarily, but it can be something as simple as, “Oh, come on!  You don’t really believe that!  That’ totally racist!”  Yes, use the R word before they do, whoever uses it first has the upper hand.  Or, “You only say that because you hate women (or gays, or trans, or whatever), and invent some rational, however flimsy to justify it.  It doesn’t have to be strong or even logical; theirs aren’t.

Another approach is to agree, then ask a question: “Separating kids from their parents at the border is terrible.  But I have a question, thousands of these kids are showing up without parents or guardians.  Who’s paying to feed them, transport them, run that organization and pay the bribes necessary to keep the thing going?”  Or even better, “How can you support child trafficking?”  Once they get off the emotional high of being righteous they cans start to think.

Avoid initiating physical violence, but once they start, don’t hold back.  Obviously if you are a septuagenarian don’t start throwing punches (unless you are facing an octogenarian (JOKE!)).  But ladies do have latitude to slap an offensive person and say, “How dare you?!”

Keep in mind that these people are primed and trained for violence.  But they don’t want to start a full-on civil war.  They would lose, and they know it.  All this violence is designed to make you feel unsafe, uncertain, confused, and to get you to surrender out of fear.  So defy them.  They might hassle you, push you around, but they don’t want to get to the point where people start pulling out blades or firearms.

Back in the day when I was teaching Parent Effectiveness Training to the parents of kids in gangs, on drugs, or who had otherwise got themselves involved in the justice system (and let me tell you, we created miracles in those families!  So proud of them!), one of the first things I would tell them  was, “Whoever is least interested in the relationship sets the rules.”  We must be the ones who present as least interested, even though it breaks our hearts, because otherwise they will walk all over us.  Each of us must be willing to say to our vicious, deluded lefty friends, “I don’t care.  It’s my way or the highway, or else!”

But what about these mass shootings like the one in Maryland?  I don’t have all the evidence I need, but there seems to be an eerie similarity to them.  I don’t believe they are random.  I will suggest to you that this is another tactic in the “Grey Terror” to distract us from what is truly important, the security of our nation, our families and our self confidence.

Socialism is the philosophy of the guilt of others.  All that remains is to assign the punishment.  No matter what you or I or anybody does or does not do, we have all been found guilty in the kangaroo court of Marxist justice.  Social Justice is the term for claiming anything to which you don’t have a right.  And they intend to punish us, and to take all we have and are.  But don’t you let them.  No, no, no.  Don’t you let them.

Stay alert, stay away from crowds, and keep your powder dry.

Civil War

Civil War

by Jack Minzey, RIP (H/T M.W.)

How do civil wars happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here. What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.

That’s a civil war.

There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.

This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.

Your very own dictatorship.

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war. Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator. But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has ‘discretion’ to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the ‘discretion’ to reverse him. That’s how the game is played That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn’t yet won that particular fight.

When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries. The Constitution has something to say about that.

Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship. Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can’t serve in if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated
into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. And Trump isn’t in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren’t in the club with him.

Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down. That’s not a free country. It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win did.

Have no doubt, we’re in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.

This article was submitted by long time member M. W.  In your charity please pray for her that she may soon recover from beating up the floor.


The Inspector General’s report has come out on the antics of the FBI and the *ahem* Justice Department.  Where to begin?  How about Peter Strzok?  We’ve heard about him before.  Incidentally, he was escorted out of FBI headquarters last week.  Hopefully he is going to a nice cell in Club Fed so deep that they will have to pump sunshine to him for the rest of his treasonous life.

He was once head of counter intelligence, that is, catching foreign spies.  Anyone who’s ever read Le Carré (I have it on good authority that he actually knew a thing or six about clandestine intelligence operations) knows that the first commandment of intelligence work is don’t get embroiled in extramarital affairs, they open one to blackmail, potentially compromising the operation and the organization.  That he was double dipping with his colleague Lisa Page, a married DOJ lawyer, and the FBI either didn’t catch it or didn’t care was the first major, MAJOR, M*A*J*O*R clue that something was desperately rotten.  Then it turns out that they weren’t the only two doing the ba-doink-a-doink two-step out of bounds.  It sounds like something concocted by Ian Fleming who knew more about Aston Martins and martinis than spy craft.

This was supposed to be the A Team.  It simply beggars belief.  We are SO hosed.

Some political bias was found.  SOME!  Was that perhaps because the whole damned organization is so swimming in political bias that they can’t see it any more than a fish sees water?  Seems likely.  Given the statements made by various agents even beyond Petey and Lisa, there can be no other explanation.  So convinced were they of the rightness of their cause, elevating Hillary Clinton to the Presidency and stopping Donald Trump, that everything was subordinated to that.  The pretence of professional objectivity?  Gone!  Adherence to professional standards and practices?   Poof!  Breaking the law?  Okay!  Fidelity to their oath to the Constitution?  You’re kidding, right?  The FBI became an organ of the Democratic Party, which is to say, an organ of the Communist Party.

It turns out that numerous FBI agents were taking bribes from persons in the media.  They were being offered expensive tickets to sporting events, meals, golf dates, trips, invitations to exclusive events with persons of importance and wealth, presumably in exchange for leaking information on the ongoing coup attempt against Candidate, then President Trump.  So it occurs to me to ask, if the damned media, which is a corpse propped up by propagandist’s money, can get this kind of access to classified stuff, what must the intelligence services of our enemies and allies be getting?  But they can stonewall Congress just fine.  And Congress takes it.  But maybe not, Chairman Nunez just the other day says, “Give us the dope in a week or this time we’ll be really mad.”

We are so hosed.

A lot of people are thinking (Joseph Klein at Front Page MagBrandon Weichert at American GreatnessConrad Black at American GreatnessInvestor’s Business DailyJohn GaltGeorge Ure at Urban SurvivalFormer I.G. investigator Ed Timperlake at American ThinkerMike at Cold Fury, Don SurberJames Kunstler) that the IG report, as presented to the public, is ‘way watered down, and that what was presented to Congress is rather sterner.  But even so it is entirely possible that it doesn’t tell the whole story, and that, bad as it is, it’s a big CYA for the Bureau.  Still, its enough to get heads rolling.  I think it likely that more will be revealed.  Good summary with commentary at this video.

But will heads actually roll?

One of the reasons the Deep State is such a dark and terrible monster is that it has its operatives in key positions to protect other key operatives.  It came out last week that Henry J Kerner (Henry Kerner), as a former McCain senior staff official, was part of a bipartisan DC team which constructed the IRS weaponization program to target the Tea Party.  The Conservative Treehouse has the details:

Henry Kerner is Special Counsel in charge of all “whistle-blowing” witnesses and cases of government corruption.  Henry Kerner controls the events as the lead official, the Special Counsel in charge of the Office of Special Counsel; and he is in the position to manipulate/control any investigative outcome.

But wait, historic sunlight makes it much worse.

WASHINGTON – Mr. Kerner graduated from Harvard Law School and spent nearly 20 years working as a career prosecutor in California.

After law school, he joined the staff of the House Oversight Committee, under Chairman Darrell Issa, the chief investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.

Under Chairman Issa, and later, Chairman Chaffetz, he led investigations of the Federal bureaucracy and fought on behalf of whistleblowers to protect American taxpayers.

Mr. Kerner was the Staff Director under Ranking Member Sen. John McCain of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the lead investigative committee of Congress.

He then became a Vice President at Cause of Action, a nonpartisan oversight group committed to exposing waste, fraud and abuse in the Federal Government and which has worked with whistleblower and good government groups throughout the country.  (link)

But there is some room for optimism.  As I mentioned, Strzok was escorted out of the FBI HQ and has been subpoenaed, Henry Kerner is being exposed, and look at this:  Joshua Adam Schulte Charged With The Unauthorized Disclosure Of Classified Information And Other Offenses Relating To The Theft Of Classified Material From The Central Intelligence Agency.  Also he had a boat load of kiddie porn on his laptop.  What is it with traitors and kiddie porn?  He was in a good position to run top cover for a lot of people from inside the CIA.  I’ve also seen reports that numerous FBI personnel have contacted members of Congress and begged to be subpoenaed.

Finally, it should be noted that the Left is running scared.  The whole “putting kids in cages” insanity is unquestionably an attempt to deflect attention from the evidence that is exposing them for the traitors they are.  The hysteria over this is winding down as it is clear that the American people are not outraged and will not be deflected.  On the one hand it is good evidence that they are feeling exposed and vulnerable.  On the other hand, there is nothing more dangerous than a cornered animal.

I think things are coming to a head.  Stay away from crowds and keep your powder dry.

Trump sounds off

From DC Whispers we have this, and I love it: (H/T Vox Day)

BREAKING: Trump Just Tore Into Republican Leadership Over Children In Cages Hoax

There will likely be a TON of leaks coming out of the just-concluded meeting between President Trump and Republicans in Congress.

The main reason is this: Donald Trump let them have it with both barrels. Apparently, it was Trump unleashed like the D.C. Swamp hadn’t yet seen.

“You really want to try and win your election in November without me? I don’t think so.”

UPDATE: “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.”

UPDATE #2: “We all know what it is. It’s fake. Fake news. CNN…it’s fake. The pictures…that was Obama’s, during his administration, not mine. You can’t let it scare you. That’s what they want. That’s why they do it. This law, you just need to change it if you don’t like it. And that’s the way it is. I’m not here to save you. I’m here to let you know I’ll support you but you have to do something. Or not. But if you don’t do something don’t come crying to me about it okay? Right?”

UPDATE #3: “Why is this coming up now? I mean, it’s so obvious am I right? Mitch knows. The economy, jobs, North Korea, there’s so much great news they had to do the fake news. I’m not saying the pictures aren’t bad. They’re bad. Certainly not good. They make it look bad. You have to do something. You have to work together. It could be such a big, beautiful thing if you did that. The Democrats won’t help. We all know that. They think this is good for them. We’ll see about that. But doing something, working together, isn’t that why you’re here? It should be. And if you don’t do that and November doesn’t work out for you then I’m sorry but you shouldn’t be here. Go do nothing somewhere else. You bring me something (a bill) that makes sense and I’ll sign it. It’s so simple. It should be. But it has to make sense. It has to be good for the American people. This isn’t rocket science folks. It really isn’t. Figure it out.”

Beautiful!  Unbelievable!  I bet the professional Congress Critters can’t believe it.

Separation anxiety

One of my Facebook adversaries posted a link to a Stephen Colbert video ripping the immigration situation, particularly the separating of children from their parents.  As I deplore that vile excuse for a comedian I won’t post a link here.  If you’re really interested get out your google.  Well I have to say that Colbert is great at simulating comedy while putting out the all important Progressive propaganda concocted from half truths, distortions and outright lies. I’d fisk it but then I’d have to watch it again.

The more it changes the more it stays the same.

So am I willing to be manipulated into going along with as suicide pact? Why, of course! Please, replace me and other Constitutionally minded US citizens with hordes of foreigners who know nothing and care less about me, my forefathers and the nation we built and defended.  By all means, send us foreigners who having proved over the course of centuries that they are incapable of building a civilization that is not a blood soaked hell hole fit only to flee and which are certainly ready, willing and able to turn America into a blood soaked hell hole, because, you know, that is far better than being thought of as ‘bad’ by you, Mr. Colbert, and other morally superior people in the preening mutual admiration society that is the Left.

Yes, yes please, bring them in by boxcar load and put their upkeep on my IRS tab, because, you know, the poor benighted Democrats are reaping the fruit of their own demographic time bomb and that’s just too sad.  Awww!  Oh, and I just love how Mr. C. and his wonderful Neo Marxist buddies, who have in the past taken great delight in demonstrating their unassailable virtue all over everybody as they mocked and derided us as gun loving, Bible thumping, slack jawed, knuckle dragging, God bothering troglodytes have now suddenly found true religion (Look!  There goes separation of church and state!) and can quote from our own holy book and show us again how narrow minded, bigoted, backwards, ignorant and wicked we truly are. Praise Jesus! I’m ready, LORD, take me now! I’ve seen it all.

And I’ve had enough.

In general kids should not be separated from their parents except if the parent is abusive (negligent, violent, etc), incompetent (sick, drugged out, etc) or incarcerated. I don’t even think kids should be sent to daycare, as that benefits the parents’ employers and is detrimental to the family. Families are at their best when together, and society needs strong families. This is all the result of politics. Now that Trump has surrendered and agreed to incarcerate families together I think things will be better for the kids. So that’s the end of that, right?  Don’t hold your breath.

But I have questions.

At the root of this mess is the attempt to create a permanent Democratic majority by importing people who tend to vote Democrat and bribing them with taxpayer dollars. This whole argument about SUDDENLY! compassion for the children is a cynical manipulation by the Dems to get you to unwittingly buy into their agenda. Because, it seems, they don’t have logical, rational arguments that persuade thoughtful people to their cause. That alone is enough to elicit a “Hell , no!”

My personal theory.

Immaculate Barry’s Administration did it the same way until they switched to catch and release. Remember back in 2013, 2014 and 2015 when tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors were crashing the border?  They were already separated from their families. What do you think they did with those kids? Ask the question: “Who’s paying for this? Who’s paying the organizers, the managers, drivers and handlers and the bribes that make it possible? Who’s paying for the marketing to make these people believe they can just waltz in and get hooked up to the welfare system? Who’s paying for the instructional materials distributed in their native places that tells them how to game the system and get the bennies?” That is enough to elicit a second, and stronger, “Hell, no!”

To hear the Progs talk you’d think these kids were being shoved into kennels with bare concrete floors and maybe a water dish on the floor. Not the case.

Then comes the bottom line, this is where the rubber meets road: How many of these people are you Lefties willing to take into your own homes and sustain at your own expense? That’s true Christian charity. Telling me that I have to pony up to pay the government to do what you will not is not charity, Christian or otherwise. Are you willing to start a charitable organization to encourage and assist private individuals to do the same while not taking a dime of taxpayer money? If not I call BS on you and this whole ginned up outrage machine.

So shut your fat yap.

The current system is a political sausage machine. I’m certain there are about 100 better ways, but nobody in DC or Sacramento has the b@lls to face their own sh!t and take responsibility for cleaning it up. The system is corrupt from top to bottom.  Just the other day I saw a report that the system was so inundated between 2013 and 2015 that the government agencies were looking for volunteers to help with the overflow with the result that not a few of these kids wound up in the hands of child traffickers. This was discovered recently when a bunch of these kids were found to have been used as slave labor on a farm in Ohio since that time. And there was worse, about which I *don’t* want to think.  Once again, government doing for us what we would never think of doing for ourselves.

Build the damned wall, already.  And stop with the sanctimonious hype, we already saw through it.