Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Is Secession Treason?

A review of With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era by William A. Blair (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) and Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis by Cynthia Nicoletti (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Was the act of secession in 1860-61 treason? This is one of the more important and lasting questions of the War. If so, then the lenient treatment of Confederate officers, political figures, and even the soldiers themselves following the War was a great gesture of magnanimity by a conquering foe never seen in the annals of Western Civilization. If not, then the entire War was an illegal and unconstitutional invasion of a foreign government with the express objective of maintaining a political community by force, an act that represented the antithesis of the American belief in self-government regardless of Abraham Lincoln’s professed admiration for government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

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Judicial Watch Uncovers Hidden Strzok Emails in Latest Production of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Docs—Strzok Email Suggests Clinton Investigation Decision Made in April 2016

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FBI Security Official Reacts to Tarmac Meeting: Job is To Protect Comey from Embarrassment

Judicial Watch today released 16 pages of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) documents related to the June 2016 tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton showing involvement of the FBI’s former Chief of Counterespionage Peter Strzok.

The FBI originally informed Judicial Watch they could not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting.  However, in a related FOIA lawsuit, the Justice Department located emails in which Justice Department officials communicated with the FBI and wrote that they had communicated with the FBI.  As a result, by letter dated August 10, 2017, the FBI stated, “Upon further review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been reopened …”  This is the second batch of documents the FBI produced since telling Judicial Watch they had no tarmac-related records.

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Sign Document for ‘Complete Denuclearization’ of Korean Peninsula

 Four points of the Trump-Kim Declaration:
1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
When reporters asked if Kim was prepared to denuclearize, Trump said that they would be “starting that process very quickly.”
 Donald Trump on Kim Jong-un: ‘I Think He Trusts Me and I Trust Him

Trump admitted it was fully possible that Kim would backtrack on his promise in 6-12 months.
“I think he will do these things,” he said, and added frankly, “I may be wrong. I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong.’”
But Trump seemed optimistic about Kim’s intentions to shut down his nuclear programs, even though he admitted that it would take time.
“I think he will do it. I really believe it,” he said.

 China Pushes for ‘Guarantor’ Role in North Korea Talks

 China is looking to assert a more prominent role as “guarantor” of anticipated “symbolic deals” after negotiations between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un began in Singapore on Tuesday, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports.
It is no secret that China helped to facilitate the historic June 12 Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. The U.S. has vowed to keep the pressure on North Korea until it agrees to denuclearize.

17th SS Panzergrenadier Memorial = "Glorification of war crimes and crimes against humanity"

 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen in France 1944...
17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen in France 1944.

German prosecutors say they've searched the home of a man suspected in a French investigation of a monument to a Nazi SS division in France.

The investigation centers on a memorial stone honoring the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division that was allegedly put up in January on private property near the eastern French village of Volmunster, easily visible to the public. French prosecutors are looking into suspected glorification of war crimes and crimes against humanity. French media reported that authorities quickly removed the memorial.

A German man who lives across the border in Puettlingen, identified only as K., was identified as the property's owner. Saarbruecken prosecutors said K.'s apartment was searched Monday and evidence seized. German prosecutors must now decide what material can be handed over to France.


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Free Tommy Robinson Protesters Clash with Police in Whitehall.

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Black Music from the 1940s

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Democrats Planned to Insert Spies Into The Trump Campaign in 2015!

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CONFIRMED: Democrats Planned to Insert Spies Into The Trump Campaign in 2015!

Officially, the investigation into Trump/Russia collusion named “Crossfire Hurricane” did not begin until July 31st of 2016. But text has been released that refers to inserting spies into the Trump Campaign as early as December 28th of 2015!

Sara Carter is reporting that the DOJ reneged on a promise to hand over documents to Congress early Thursday morning. According to Carter, the DOJ has said they will only meet with the Gang of Eight, and likely during the Trump/North Korea summit.

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Intuit credit card service shuts down payments on all gun purchases

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Another anti-Second Amendment company to add to your boycott list.

From NY Post: Several gun-related businesses were suddenly — and without warning — disrupted in recent weeks when Intuit stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related, The Post has learned.
Some of the payments stopped didn’t even involve firearms, but simply T-shirts and coffee mugs and gun safety classes, according to small business owners.

Excellent:The English version of the video "trailer" that President Donald J. Trump showed Chairman Kim Jong Un

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The Ultimatum of the Arab Caliph to King of Persia

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The original copy of this historical response letter from King of Persia Yazdgird III (632–651 C.E) to the Arab Caliph of Muslims Omar ibn Al-Khattab is in the British Museum, placed in a secure storage area and currently unavailable to public view due to political correctness and also to avoid damaging the relations between the West and OPEC nations. These policies might change in a very near future as the world heads towards the new era of renewable alternative energy sources and also with the current rise of the far-Right political parties in the West as well as people’s awareness and concern about a major Islamic threat within their own borders. Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it... The date in which this letter has been written is after the Battle of Ghadesiyeh (al-Qādisiyyah) 16–19th November 636 C.E.


From: Omar ibn Al-Khattab Khalifat Al Muslemin (Caliph of Muslims)

To: Yazdgird III Shah of the Fars (Emperor of Persia)

Bismillah, ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim

I do not foresee a good future for you and your nation, save your acceptance of my terms and your submission to me. There was a time when your country ruled half the world, but now see how your sun has set.

On all fronts your armies have been defeated and your nation is condemned to extinction. I point out to you the path whereby you might escape this fate. Namely, that you begin worshipping the one god, the unique deity, the only god who created all that is. I bring you his message. Order your nation to cease the false worship of fire and to join us, that they may join the truth.

Worship Allah the creator of the world. Worship Allah and accept Islam as the path of salvation.

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Immigration Reform a Political Winner in 2018?

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In 2006, liberal columnist Paul Krugman wrote that, “Immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants” and that “the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also pretty clear.” His conclusion: “We’ll need to reduce the inflow of low-skill immigrants.”

Concerns about illegal aliens have taken a dramatic turn downward among Democrats, but it still remains an issue that could help elect office seekers who frame the issue to match voter angst.

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