Why Hagel Was Fired

November 25, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has evidently been forced to resign. Notwithstanding President Obama’s public expression of appreciation at the White House yesterday, we’re entitled to know why Hagel was fired.

Some say it was over policy disputes concerning how best to combat Ebola or the Islamic State.  Perhaps the President no longer needs a token Republican in the Cabinet or simply wants to appoint the nation’s first female Secretary of Defense?  

A clue as to the real reason for Hagel’s sudden departure, however, may lie in his recent announcement that urgent action and over a billion dollars was needed to prop up our obsolescing nuclear deterrent. But Team Obama favors a policy of atrophy and attrition that would “rid the world of nuclear weapons,” starting with ours. So, goodbye Chuck Hagel.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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A Win for Iran

November 24, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The disastrous deal with Iran is effectively done.  That may not officially be acknowledged at the moment, amidst talk of gaps still to be closed and the prospect that a further extension may be needed to complete the negotiations.

The reality, nonetheless, is that Iran has already gotten from President Obama what it wants. That is:

First, legitimation of its nuclear program – including facilities and activities unmistakably tied to Tehran’s decades-long pursuit of The Bomb.

And second, relief from U.S. and international sanctions that, for a time, created real costs for the mullahs as they sought to acquire the means to achieve their two most ominous ambitions – wiping Israel off the map and bringing about “a world without America.”

All that’s missing now is Team Obama’s fraudulent spinning and self-congratulations.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Obama’s Permanent “Temporary” Amnesty

November 21, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Milton Friedman was certainly a brilliant free market economist, but one of his most telling insights was the quip that “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” 

You can take it to the bank that President Obama will prove the truth of that adage with the “temporary” suspension of deportation for millions of illegal aliens that he announced last night.

While emphasizing his “temporary” permission for these aliens to stay legally in this country, the President is also clearing them for work permits. They will be able to get social security cards that have no expiration date.  Such credentials are the gateway to green cards, citizenship and voting rights.

Congress has the power to prevent the latest “temporary government program” from becoming a permanent disaster for America by defunding it now. 

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

 

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Counter the Lawless President

November 20, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Today, President Obama will unilaterally and unlawfully do something he himself said not so long ago he couldn’t do: namely, change the immigration status of millions of illegal aliens in this country.

Despite the overwhelming repudiation Obama policies – as he famously put it, “every single one of them” – received at the polls on November 4th, the President is going to turn millions of illegal aliens into competitors for American jobs and claimants on our already maxed-out social welfare system. 

By so doing, moreover, he will create a magnet for millions more waiting to come across our borders illegally

Sen. Ted Cruz has called on Congress to “counter a lawless executive branch.”  The voters have just demanded such leadership in opposing Obama on amnesty and other matters.  Now they must insist on getting it.

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Defund Obama’s Illegal Amnesty NOW

November 19, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The voters have spoken.  They gave a mandate to Republicans in Congress that pretty clearly communicated the imperative of stopping presidential lawlessness and especially his behavior threatening public security. The leaders of the House of Representatives, though, seem not to have gotten the memo.

The first test will be whether they will block President Obama’s unlawful – and effectively permanent – transformation of millions of illegal aliens into legal residents, workers and recipients of this country’s generous welfare, social security, education and other benefits. That could happen as soon as tomorrow.

Unfortunately, the House leadership apparently has neither any real interest in nor any practical plan for preventing such a national security, economic and political disaster. 

We need Congress to deny funding for the implementation of any illegal presidential amnesty.  And we need it done now.

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Senate Democrats for Presidential Abuse of Power

November 18, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and five other Senators are offering President Obama political cover on his unlawful executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

They have written him urging the President to act expansively to “improve” the immigration system as much as he can.  They claim that such steps are both necessary and rooted in precedents by previous chief executives.

The spectacle of lawmakers inviting a president to rewrite laws to his satisfaction makes a mockery of the Framers’ concept of vesting in the legislative branch the sole responsibility for writing the nation’s statutes. 

The Framers hadn’t reckoned, however, on Senate Democrats willing to sacrifice congressional prerogatives in the interest of achieving politically expedient objectives.  The end of such constitutional malpractice in the U.S. Senate cannot come soon enough and must be repudiated.

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Global Jihad Abroad and at Home

November 17, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Another American has been beheaded by global jihadists associated with the Islamic State.  This time, it was an aid worker in Syria who converted to Islam in captivity.  Evidently, neither helping Muslims nor adopting their faith trumps the offense of being an American. 

On Saturday, there was another signal development regarding the jihadists. The United Arab Emirates published a list of dozens of Muslim groups it has designated as terrorist organizations.  Interestingly, among them were two American fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood: the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society. Both groups are indignant and demanding their names be removed. 

But the Brotherhood is an organization that has spawned virtually every Islamic terrorist group and that shares their goals. Those associated with it are jihadists, too.

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Memo To Congress–Kill The Iran Deal Now

November 14, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Today, seventeen prominent former senior government officials, retired top military officers and national leaders urged Congress to act now to stave off disaster.  They foresee great danger in the nuclear deal President Obama is trying to cut with Iran.  It’s so bad already – and still more Western concessions are in prospect – that preemptive congressional action is in order.

Specifically, these leaders believe the accord will not keep Iran from getting the Bomb. And if President Obama unilaterally ends sanctions Congress imposed on that country, there will be no practical way to reimpose them once the full magnitude of this defective deal becomes evident.

I am proud to join those calling for the repudiation of this agreement even before it is finished – and pray that Congress will heed our expert recommendations.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. To read this important open letter, visit SecureFreedom.org.

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Civilization Jihad Day at the National Cathedral

November 13, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. is, like the great Gothic churches of Europe that inspired it, a Christian house of worship.  Tomorrow, however, it will be consecrated by Muslim Brotherhood operatives to their god, Allah. 

That will be just one of the appalling – but entirely predictable – consequences of a decision by the Cathedral’s clergy to allow prominent adherents to the supremacist Islamic doctrine of shariah to conduct a prayer service in their facility.

In addition, this event will occur inside a national shrine to Christian faith and religious tolerance on the 100th anniversary of an edict by the last Ottoman emperor to launch a genocidal jihad against Armenian and other followers of Christ. 

Worst of all, Islamists are engaging in similar, murderous jihadism against Christians and others right now. 

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

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The New War on Israel

November 12, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Unbeknownst to most of us, a new war has broken out in Israel.  It doesn’t involve any of the armies arrayed against the Jewish State, or even a terrorist group dressed up as a government.

Instead, each day now brings new Jewish casualties at the hands of murderous individual jihadists.  They use cars, guns, knives, Molotov cocktails and any other available weapon to maim, terrorize and murder Israelis.

Thus far, the Obama administration has called “on both sides” to “exercise restraint and remain calm.”  

In short, the U.S. government is asserting moral equivalence between the victim and the aggressor. That’s all the more reprehensible – and dangerous – since the Palestinian jihadists are undoubtedly being emboldened by Team Obama’s serial demeaning, repudiation and alienation of America’s only reliable ally in the Middle East.

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