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Transgender In The Military

Originally posted on inAmerica.US

United States Military

Back in August President Trump ordered Defense Secretary James Mattis to not accept the enlistment into the military of openly transgender individuals. Since then lower courts have ruled to block that order and as of January 2nd the U.S. military may have to, at least temporarily,  accept transgender enlistments. Two U.S. courts of appeals ((Fourth Circuit and D.C. Circuit) upheld the lower court’s preliminary injunctions.

It is not clear why the administration has not sought a stay from the Supreme Court. The primary issue is not really whether these transgender individuals are fit for military service, but rather the powers delegated to the President under the United States Constitution.

From a statement by Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readinessyesterday:

“Under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, the federal courts have no authority to make policy regarding the military. The Department of Justice (DoJ) should have protected the constitutional rights of President Donald J. Trump by filing an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court immediately after the District of Columbia and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals denied requests for stays of lower court preliminary injunctions. The issue is not the military transgender policy alone, but who gets to decide what the policy will be. By failing to petition the Supreme Court to stay the lower court orders, the DoJ has tacitly conceded that federal judges can make military policy and establish medical standards for enlistments.”

Even if one doesn’t take Constitutional issues into account (and one should take the Constitution into account) transgenders often suffer from severe mental illness and have suicide rates approaching 40% which is even higher than that for schizophrenics who currently cannot serve in the U.S. military.

The expense and difficulty of dealing with the needs of this small minority of individuals should not be allowed to sabotage the U.S. military the function of which is to defend the United States, however sympathetic one might be for some of these unfortunate individuals. Sympathy and compassion is not the issue. An efficient and effective military and the Constitutional right of the President to direct that military as the Commander-In-Chief is the issue.

One theory of why the administration has not sought a stay from the Supreme Court is that the Defense Department is currently conducting a “study” and will continue to litigate later this year using results from that study. In the meantime transgender recruits may have clauses in their enlistment contract specifying that they can be discharged if the administration prevails in court and specifically stating that the government will not pay for any transgender treatments (e.g., sex-reassignment surgery) during their enlistment.

Let us hope that is the case and the Trump Administration fully plans to protect the rights and authority of the Presidency from Left wing courts and hopefully they will prevail in the Supreme Court. That also may be more likely if the President has the opportunity to appoint more Conservative judges to the high court who will protect the Constitution.

You can read more on the issue on Breitbart and the Center for Military Readiness.


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Net Neutrality

Some interesting and insightful articles on Net Neutrality brought to you from InAmerica.

Good riddance to net neutrality

Net Neutrality

Now that Net Neutrality has been repealed, the companies that build and maintain the infrastructure will be able to charge more to companies that demand more. What a horrible concept, basing prices on supply and demand!

It was inspiring that the net neutrality supporters were trying so hard to protect streaming companies like Netflix and Google from paying more for their increasing use and increasing demand that generates the need for more infrastructure and maintenance. Netflix only has a market value of $81 Billion and Google $730 Billion, so thank goodness consumer advocates are working so hard to protect them from paying more for their increasing share of the bandwidth.

Jack Hellner, READ MORE at  The American Thinker

The crony monopolists behind net neutrality show their true colors

December 14, 2017 is increasingly looking like a day that could go down in history for all the right reasons — namely, as the day when the tech industry’s stranglehold on Washington, D.C. policymakers was broken. That day, Ajit Pai’s FCC repealed the thoroughly unnecessary program known as net neutrality, a move that in itself counts as daring considering its utter defiance of tech industry pieties. To make matters even better, Chairman Pai himself repeatedly pointed to the hypocrisy of tech’s justifications for net neutrality, since most of their fearmongering described tactics that the tech industry itself used to censor and control the internet.

READ MORE at The American Spectator

Net Neutrality – The Internet Was A Success Without It!

A lot of techies and millennial types are going apoplectic over the FCC’s current move to roll back provisions for Net Neutrality adopted under Obama. A lot of people I know who are technically literate consider it blasphemy to be against Net Neutrality.

I guess then I am a blasphemer.

In principle I rarely support increasing the scope and power of government unless someone can show a large, unambiguous, and clear benefit of government regulation. There are good arguments for regulation and government oversight, sometimes. One example of where government regulation clearly fits is in assuring that large enterprises be 100% responsible for cleaning up the messes they make instead of passing the buck to taxpayers which is clearly a subsidy for those enterprises.

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Obama Treason Exposed

Obama Treason Exposed

Obama treason exposed by Breitbart:

These days, we are living through a real-life international spy thriller full of vast conspiracies, lawless rogue government agents, unthinkable betrayals all driven by stupendous greed and a blithe willingness to lie about absolutely anything.

An extraordinary and thorough report by Politico exposes a vast left-wing conspiracy at all levels of the Obama administration to collude with a terrorist organization in hopes of empowering a nation devoted to the death of America.

According to the report, Obama officials pressured federal investigators to back off investigations into huge money-laundering, weapons and drug trafficking operations by the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Obama administration offered this protection even as Hezbollah was raking in $1 billion a year and extending its murderous anti-American influence far beyond the Middle East.

All in the name of what? Upholding the U.S. Constitution? Fighting the war on terror? Peace in the Middle East?

Not hardly. It was all in the name of placating Iran — Hezbollah’s patron nation — so that the Obama administration could ink a ridiculously lopsided deal on Iran’s nuclear program. A deal that scored Iran hundreds of millions in cash and billions more in sanctions relief.

At the very, very, very end of the whole deal, Iran gets to weaponize its nuclear program anyway.

If that is not outright treason, then nothing is.

READ MORE at Breitbart

 Charles Hurt, The Nuclear Option: Amid Anti-Trump Hysteria, Obama Treason Exposed

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The FCC Will Vote To Repeal Net Neutrality On Thursday

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rule on Thursday, much to the dismay of Silicon Valley and Democrats and to the cheer of conservatives.
The FCC will vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” on Thursday, which would repeal the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rule, which regulated the internet as a public monopoly.

FCC Chairman Pai said in a recent speech that repealing net neutrality would restore the internet as a free and open platform.

“So when you get past the wild accusations, fearmongering, and hysteria, here’s the boring bottom line: the plan to restore Internet freedom would return us to the light touch, market-based approach under which the Internet thrived. And that’s why I am asking my colleagues to vote for it on December 14,” Pai concluded.

-Sean Moran, READ MORE on Breitbart News


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Net Neutrality

A lot of techies and millennial types are going apoplectic over the FCC’s current move to roll back provisions for Net Neutrality adopted under Obama. A lot of people I know who are technically literate consider it blasphemy to be against Net Neutrality.

The Internet

I guess then I am a blasphemer.

In principle I rarely support increasing the scope and power of government unless someone can show a large, unambiguous, and clear benefit of government regulation. There are good arguments for regulation and government oversight, sometimes. One example of where government regulation clearly fits is in assuring that large enterprises be 100% responsible for cleaning up the messes they make instead of passing the buck to taxpayers which is clearly a subsidy for those enterprises.

A lot of the arguments I hear for Net Neutrality come down to something like “big powerful corporations controlling access to the Internet will block access to those sites they don’t like.” So I guess the Koch brothers are scheming to buy large ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and block access to Left leaning websites?

In reality if you want to see real examples of businesses discriminating against a particular point of view you don’t have to look much further than Google, Facebook, and Apple, all heavily Left leaning corporations heavily in favor of Net Neutrality.

Josh Steimle made a lot of good points in Forbes back in 2014 when Net Neutrality was first being discussed. He wrote that:

“I don’t like how much power the telecoms have. But the reason they’re big and powerful isn’t because there is a lack of government regulation, but because of it. Government regulations are written by large corporate interests which collude with officials in government. The image of government being full of people on a mission to protect the little guy from predatory corporate behemoths is an illusion fostered by politicians and corporate interests alike. Many, if not most, government regulations are the product of crony capitalism designed to prevent small entrepreneurs from becoming real threats to large corporations.”

In the long run more regulation more often than not ends up favoring the largest corporations which can most easily deal with the red tape (and then pass the cost on to you and other taxpayers). Josh Steimle goes on to say that:

“Free speech cannot exist without privacy, and the U.S. government has been shown to be unworthy of guarding the privacy of its citizens. Only the latest revelation of many, Glenn Greenwald’s new book No Place To Hide reveals that the U.S. government tampers with Internet routers during the manufacturing process to aid its spying programs. Is this the organization we trust to take even more control of the Internet?”

We can with some version of Net Neutrality guarantee some version of Internet service that some perceive as “fair,” but I prefer the idea of competition. We don’t know what clever people will come up with in the future if we regulate the opportunity out of existence today.

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News from InAmerica December 3, 2017

From InAmerica.us

Democrats Thrive by Keeping Americans Divided, Dependent, and Angry

…  when women marry, it is bad for the Democratic Party; and when women do not marry, even after—or shall we say, especially after—having children, it is quite wonderful for the Democratic Party. …

Blacks who are not angry at America, especially white America, are more likely than those who harbor such anger to vote Republican. On the other hand, the more a black American considers America a racist society, the more he or she is a guaranteed Democratic voter. …

The more a Latino assimilates into American society, the more likely he or she is to vote Republican. On the other hand, the more Latinos continue to identify with the country they or their parents fled, the more likely they are to vote Democrat.

-Dennis Prager, The Daily Signal


Donald Trump Blasts ABC ‘Fake News’ — Questions FBI Treatment of Mike Flynn vs Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump hit ABC News after they suspended one of their investigative reporters for a criticial reporting error on Mike Flynn’s decision to cooperate with the Russia investigation.

“Congratulations to ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt,”

-Breitbart News


FBI Agent Kicked-Off Mueller Team for Anti-Trump Messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an exchange of text messages seen as potentially anti-President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday.

-Breitbart News


Planned Parenthood Is in Deep Trouble With the Law. This Could Be a Turning Point.

On Nov. 13, The Hill reported that the FBI may be investigating Planned Parenthood and its associates for the sale of aborted babies’ body parts for profit. It’s the latest development yet in a scandal that began in 2015 with the release of explosive undercover videos.

Those videos showed abortion industry executives haggling over the price of hearts, livers, brains, and kidneys and describing, in chilling detail, their techniques for crushing late-term babies to get the freshest organs.

-Marjorie Dannenfelser, The Daily Signal


Donald Trump’s Crimes

President Trump is indisputably guilty of many crimes against the societal and political norms of this country. These crimes are profound and grievous, and they shake the very foundations upon which acceptable presidential behaviour has always been based.

-Steve Feinstein, American Thinker


InAmerica.us December 3, 2017

Islam Is A Religion And A Government

Islam is not just a religion. Islam contains in its core teachings the belief that proper government is an Islamic government and that government should be run exclusively by and for Muslims. Islam teaches that government, the Islamic state, a state under Sharia law, should discriminate against non-Muslim Zimmis and force them to pay a tax – the Jizya – for the right to live as a 2nd class citizen with far fewer rights than a Muslim.

Abul A’la Maududi (1903-1979) , a prominent Islamic scholar, wrote:

“An Islamic state is essentially an ideological state, and is thus radically different from a national state.”

“An Islamic state is a Muslim state, but a Muslim state may not be an Islamic state unless and until the Constitution of the state is based on the Qur’an and Sunnah.”

From “Rights of Non-Muslims in an Islamic State” by Samuel Shahid:

According to Muslim jurists, the following legal ordinances must be enforced on Zimmis (Christians and Jews alike) who reside among Muslims:

  • Zimmis are not allowed to build new churches, temples, or synagogues.
  • Zimmis are not allowed to pray or read their sacred books out loud at home or in churches, lest Muslims hear their prayers.
  • Zimmis are not allowed to print their religious books or sell them in public places and markets.
  • Zimmis are not allowed to install the cross on their houses or churches since it is a symbol of infidelity.
  • Zimmis are not permitted to broadcast or display their ceremonial religious rituals on radio or television or to use the media or to publish any picture of their religious ceremonies in newspaper and magazines.
  • Zimmis are not allowed to congregate in the streets during their religious festivals; rather, each must quietly make his way to his church or temple.
  • Zimmis are not allowed to join the army unless there is indispensable need for them in which case they are not allowed to assume leadership positions but are considered mercenaries.

Non-Muslims in western democracies need to fully understand that the ultimate goal of Islam and its followers is not only to make their religion the dominant religion in the world, but also to subjugate anyone who is not a Muslim under Islamic (Sharia) law.

Islam is not just a religion. It is a blueprint for a totalitarian state that allows no criticism or dissent. All authoritative sources in Islam teach that Shariah mandates jihad to subjugate the entire world. Jihad is not just warfare, the barbaric acts of some Muslims that we see constantly in the world today, but jihad is total civilizational warfare – quoting from Chris Gaubatz, author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America“:

“Now when I say warfare, I don’t just mean people who are shooting people and blowing things up. While that is horrific and barbaric, that is just one aspect of the war. From a Muslim perspective, from a Shariah perspective, jihad is total warfare. So that’s going to encompass propaganda, media manipulation, political influence operations, subversion, treason, espionage, interfaith dialogue, and yes, the kinetic aspect of the war, the physical aspect of the war, which we normally associate with jihad.”

As Americans who are not Muslims we need realize we are in fact in a real war, not just in Afghanistan or Syria, but right here in America.


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