Saturday, December 2, 2017

Norquist Statement Praising Senate Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Source: Americans for Tax Reform

Following Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, ATR President Grover Norquist released the following statement:

“The swamp mocked the idea that Republicans could enact sweeping tax reform in the first 12 months of the Trump presidency. It was too much. Too big a hill to climb. Everyone else had failed. Couldn’t be done.

“But it is happening. Tax Reform has now passed the House and Senate and after conference will soon be signed by President Trump.

“This is big. A bigger deal than Obamacare. Big job creation. Big middle class tax cuts. Big changes in an outdated tax code.

“They said it couldn’t be done. It is happening now. It will change the world.”

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FAIR: Kate Steinle’s Death Was Preventable, and Congress Must Act Now to Secure the Border and End Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Source: Federation for American Immigration Reform

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter in Kate Steinle murder case:

“The nation is rightfully shocked and heartbroken that a five-time deported criminal alien – who should never have been in the country in the first place – will get off nearly scot-free in the killing of Kate Steinle. Her death was completely preventable, and is yet another example of Congress failing to do its most important job: ensuring the safety of the American public.

“Congress has repeatedly failed to put the national interest first in immigration policy. Instead of focusing on funding the border wall and administering strong penalties against dangerous sanctuary city jurisdictions, Congress is currently consumed in offering yet another amnesty program for illegal aliens. Even more outrageously, Democratic leadership is threatening to shut down the government as a way of forcing through this controversial proposal.

“Hopefully, this tragic verdict will serve as a teachable moment for elected officials on both sides of the aisle. Congress must now focus on the safety of the American people by securing the border and enhancing immigration enforcement. Until that goal is achieved, all other immigration benefits, such as an amnesty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, should be set aside.”

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An Open Letter to Alabama Voters

From The MAGA Coalition

The eyes of the nation are upon you. December 12th vote will be a crucial test of honor, morality, justice and wisdom. As is often the case in politics, nothing will be black or white. There will be no “right” answer, no unequivocal fact, and no pundit, politician or personality who holds the moral high ground. Myself included.

However, our MAGA Coalition made the call on this race months ago when we endorsed Judge Roy Moore for US Senate. It would be a shameful abdication of our duties to shy away from clarifying that endorsement in a time of trial and tribulation. In fact, there is no greater test of one’s mettle than to weigh in on matters such as the election facing Alabama voters.

This is the new and obscene American political landscape — a place where the lowest common denominator reigns, and charges of depravity rule the day. Are we so desensitized that we don’t flinch at 40-year-old charges, lobbed like a hand grenade, 30 days before an election? The methods deployed by the Washington Post in printing their latest bit of “organic” journalism, is almost as repugnant as the charges alleged within. As we watch the establishment powers that be in Washington D.C., trying to wrestle away the autonomy and integrity of elections for all Alabamians, we can only offer our contempt for the manner in which their charges against Judge Roy Moore have been staged.

To be clear: the campaign of Doug Jones, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the mainstream media, have turned a US Senate election into a binary choice on individual morality. The implication being, if you don’t vote a certain way, we will paint your entire state as moral degenerates. Not too dissimilar from the efforts of those who sought to define Donald Trump by surreptitious recordings from an Access Hollywood show. This playbook is well-worn and dog-eared by now, yet the masters of political war in Washington plow forward. They see themselves as the sole moral arbiters and purveyors of truth, and voters as simple tools to advance their agenda. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Alabama is now the tip of the spear. Each man and woman of voting age will be transformed into an agent of justice on December 12th. Every voting booth will be transformed into a jury box; not for the guilt or innocence of Judge Roy Moore, per se, but for the whole political system. A vote for Roy Moore is not a vote on what may or may not have happened in 1979. The moral equivalency game is not a winnable one. If the biblical parable of Solomon’s wisdom is to hold true: who in this scenario is prepared to split the child? One side is willing to sacrifice this election rather than allow the grassroots another win. That much is clear.

It feels to us like there are unseen forces at work, seeking to replace our hope with hostility, our faith with fear, and our judgment with theirs. On November 8th, 2016, the world watched as we made our choice. Now, on December 12th, the nation looks to you, Alabama. There, in the solitude of the voting booth, you will have your say. Nothing, and no one, can take that moment from you. May you all be blessed, even if only in that moment, with the Wisdom of Solomon.

God bless Alabama and God bless America.

Adam Gingrich

President – MAGA Coalition, Inc.

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