The Unacceptable DACA Split-Baby Decision

September 6, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Bible made famous King Solomon’s wisdom in determining an infant’s true mother by announcing that two claimants would each get one half.  If you ever wondered what an actual split baby would be like, look no further than President Trump’s tortured decision about Deferred Action for Dependent Children or DACA.

On the one hand, Mr. Trump gave his electoral base an end to President Obama’s unconstitutional program for legalizing the presence of some 800,000 erstwhile children brought here illegally by their parents.  But, on the other hand, he has not only given Congress six months to legalize that program and the so-called DACA kids up to two more years to enjoy its benefits.  He says he’ll revisit his decision to terminate DACA if lawmakers don’t keep it alive.

This split baby is unacceptable.  The DACA amnesty must end.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is No Drill - Secure the Grid Now

September 5, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Twelve years ago last May, I warned a Hillsdale College audience about America’s Achilles Heel – our nation’s acute vulnerability to a phenomenon known as electromagnetic pulse, or EMP.  On Sunday, North Korea’s dictator explicitly threatened to exploit that vulnerability to destroy our country and people by using an EMP attack to take out the U.S. electric grid.

Such a scenario was forecast by a congressionally empaneled blue-ribbon group that inspired my lecture.  In 2004, and repeatedly thereafter, the EMP Threat Commission has assessed the grid could suffer widespread and protracted blackouts as a result of electromagnetic attacks – or, for that matter, sabotage, cyberwarfare or intense solar storms.  The Commission has long recommended practical and cost-effective measures to protect our grid.

Tragically, very few of such steps have been taken to date. Today, nothing, nothing is more important than securing the grid now.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Injustice in Obama’s Third Term

September 1, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Back when American voters quaintly thought they could vote against Hillary Clinton, elect Donald Trump and spare the country Barack Obama’s “third term,” they were clearly seeking a course-correction.  In particular, many wanted to end Obama policies favoring Sharia-supremacists.

A prime example was Team Obama’s aggressive use of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to coerce communities across the country into accepting the construction of jihadist mosques, even where inconsistent with pre-established zoning restrictions. Inevitably, in the face of DoJ’s intimidation – or worse, places like Culpepper, Virginia would capitulate. 

Now, even after the government-backed Islamists got their way in Culpepper, PJ Media reports that two attorneys in the Trump Justice Department have subpoenaed a pastor there concerning his views on Islam.  This chilling police-state action is an affront to the Constitution, par for Obama’s third term, but unacceptable in a Trump administration.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Houston, We All Have a Problem

August 31, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

“Houston, we have a problem” is a phrase immortalized by the crew of Apollo 13.  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, it’s clear that we all have a problem. 

Overnight, a flooded organic fertilizer plant suffered explosions after its regular and back-up power went down.  If this the worst that befalls the the affected region, its people and the country will be very lucky. 

It is also a warning of what might happen with far larger and more devastating effect if we allow our electric grid to remain vulnerable, not just to natural phenomena like terrestrial or solar storms, but to sabotage, cyberwarfare or electromagnetic pulse attacks.  For example, widespread blackouts for a week or more could cause Fukashima-like explosions at nuclear power plants across the country. 

Houston’s post-Harvey problem underscores that we must secure the grid now

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Pro-Totalitarians Demand ‘No USA At All”

August 30, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A chant prominently repeated by thugs doing business as “ANTIFA” in Berkeley, California last weekend tells you just about everything you need to know about this purportedly anti-fascist group: “No Trump. No Wall. No USA at all.”

It is no secret that the radical left is violently anti-Trump. Neither is it a surprise that they oppose his promised construction of a barrier to further flows of illegal immigrants across our southern border. 

What is remarkable – and evidence of how emboldened this unholy alliance of Marxist-Leninists, anarchists, Islamists and other revolutionaries has become – is the fact that they would openly espouse the termination of the United States of America.

The embrace of what might better be described as PROTOTs – short for pro-totalitarians – by Democrats and the elite media and the submission of establishment Republicans to their demands must end. Before they end America.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The Bolton Plan McMaster Doesn’t Want the President to See

August 29, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Arguably, the most brilliant – and certainly the most principled – national security practitioner of our time is John Bolton. He has served at senior levels in various departments in three administrations.  Most recently, he was a superb U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 

President Trump is among those who have come to appreciate John Bolton’s skills and his commitment to Making America Great Again.  So, a few weeks ago, Mr. Trump’s Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, asked the ambassador to develop a plan for withdrawing from the fraudulent and defective Obamabomb deal with Iran – something the President can’t seem to get from National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

Unfortunately, with Mr. Bannon’s departure from the White House, Mr. Bolton has been unable to present his plan to the President.  So, he published it at National Review Online for all of us to read – and promote for urgent implementation. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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McMaster Does Susan Rice’s Bidding

August 28, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

When National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster agreed to vouch for his predecessor’s reliability in handling classified information – despite abundant evidence to the contrary, Susan Rice urged him to get rid of something called the Strategic Initiatives Group.

That group was established by President Trump’s former campaign chairman and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.  Its purpose was to provide the President with independent evaluations of such questions as what to do about the deteriorating conflict in Afghanistan, the threat posed by Sharia-supremacists in America like the Muslim Brotherhood and the defective Iran deal. One of its leading lights was Trump loyalist Sebastian Gorka and it posed a threat to McMaster’s anti-Trump National Security Council.

Now, Bannon and Gorka are gone.  So will be the President’s in-house supplier of second-opinions.  Susan Rice is doubtless pleased by Gen. McMaster’s purges.  But the President’s supporters aren’t.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Americans Prize Free Speech; They Must Use It or Lose It

August 25, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A new Rasmussen poll found that 85 percent of Americans surveyed believe that “the right to free speech is ‘more important than making sure no one is offended by what others say.’” How heartening!

After all, this poll was conducted in the midst of the most sustained assault on freedom of speech in memory.  Radical leftists are using violence and the threat of it to silence others.  The Southern Poverty Law Center is encouraging such behavior by smearing political opponents as “haters” and “bigots.”  Muslim Brotherhood front groups are piling on, seeking to enforce Sharia blasphemy laws.  And the U.S. Senate recently, unanimously adopted a resolution that feeds into the narrative that suppressing speech is justified to counter “hate crimes.”

If Americans prize their freedom of speech, they must exercise it now to preserve the First Amendment – or risk losing it forever. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

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Why Trump Must Just Say No to the Obamabomb Deal

August 24, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

 

Arguably, Barack Obama’s single worst foreign policy legacy was the so-called “political understanding” that he claimed would end, or at least postpone, Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.  

 

An important new paper by the Center for Security Policy’s Clare Lopez illuminates the myriad ways in which Iran is violating the letter and the spirit of this unsigned, unratified Obamabomb deal.  The worst of it is that Team Obama gave the mullahs everything they wanted up front, including the transfer of some $150 billion dollars – without waiting to see if Iran complied.

 

If the President’s malfeasant National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, has his way, the United States will keep legitimating and abiding by its obligations under Obama’s deal.  But if President Trump decides otherwise, it can be the beginning of the end for the mullahs and their nuclear ambitions.

 

This is Frank Gaffney. Read Clare Lopez’s paper at SecureFreedom.org.

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How to Stop Importing Jihadists

August 23, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Amidst all the thrashing over President Trump’s executive orders pausing immigration from several failed and/or hostile nations, their intended purpose has largely been obscured.  That’s because anti-Trump politicians, journalists and judges don’t want us focused on this initiative’s central idea, which is to stop importing jihadists – a proposition that enjoys overwhelming public support. 

That policy was the focus of a friend-of-the-court brief that I and other national security experts filed last week in connection with the Supreme Court’s consideration this fall of Mr. Trump’s immigration pause.  

We need to have a basis for filtering out actual or potential jihadists so that we don’t add to the numbers of them already here.  We believe that filter should be an ideological one: If you are a foreign Sharia-supremacist – and therefore wish to replace our Constitution, freedoms and Republic with your totalitarian program – stay home.  

This is Frank Gaffney.

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