With New Yorkers complaining about Mayor Eric Adams's announced cuts to Police Protection and Sanitation, he's saying, "Don't yell at me – yell at D.C." He's trying to shift the blame to Joe Biden and the Democrats' open-borders policies. But don't fall for it. The surge of Illegal Immigrants inundating New York accounts for less than half (42%) of the city's looming fiscal crisis, and Adams is proposing to shrink New York City Police Force to its lowest level since the 1990s.
Congressional District 23, which I represent, spans more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico Border – stretching from San Antonio to El Paso. Crime and violence are unfortunate common denominators that I hear about time and time again, and whether in urban areas, rural towns, or along the border, there's a sense that crime is on the rise and that Law Enforcement is stretched too thin. That's why I’ve been laser-focused on working with Local, State & Federal Officials to "Back the Blue" in San Antonio.
I’ll put this out there right off: the American Dream is not dead! What is dead, however, is most people’s idea of what that phrase means. The Wall Street Journals just wrote, “The American Dream — the proposition that anyone who works hard can get ahead regardless of their background — has slipped out of reach in the minds of many Americans.” So, we need an intervention... someone who embodies that dream to virtually smack us across the face with a dead fish to wake us up, because the Dream is not guaranteed.
The Biden-Mayorkas strategy isn’t working. Customs & Border Protection continues to encounter alien criminals who've been previously convicted of crimes like sexual assault, theft, and murder. Just a few days ago Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens said his agents have been arresting an average of 47 aliens with “serious criminal histories” per day this year. Local Law Enforcement is seeing the same, too. And the costs of every one of these crimes and arrests, falls on taxpayers.
Proportionality in war is a synonym for lethal stalemate – if not defeat. When two sides go at it with roughly equal forces, weapons, and strategies, the result is often a horrific deadlock – like the four years of toxic trench warfare on the Western Front of World War I that resulted in 12 million fatalities. The purpose of war is to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible – with the least number of causalities, thereby achieving political ends.
When the massive Univision Hispanic TV Network recently announced it would be doing an extensive interview with Donald Trump, the Biden Campaign moved to run political ads during the broadcast – but the network refused. One Democrat National Committee member revealed the palpable panic: “The new ownership is essentially co-opting and kidnapping the soul & mission of what Univision has been,” they said. That "Soul & Mission" was – apparently – full dedication to Democrats alone. The reality is shaking Democrats.
This weekend marked Armistice Day in Great Britain and Veterans Day in the U.S. Both are somber days typically marked by honor and respect for symbols of the country – and the men and women who sacrificed so much for them. Yet in both London & New York City, terrorist supporters marched en masse proclaiming "their" sovereignty. One pro-Hamas flyer recently distributed at the University of Chicago even read, "Ending White Privilege Starts With Ending Jewish Privilege."
"I was not genuine in my own beliefs," says 23-year-old Rikki Schlott in my new video. "I self-censored. I was afraid to have Thomas Sowell & Jordan Peterson books on my bookshelf." If her classmates at NYU saw that, she says, she might have been "verbally attacked on social media, maligned as whatever 'ist' or 'ism' people might attack me with." So Schlott kept her mouth shut, eventually dropping out of NYU. "One squeaky wheel scares the life out of everyone else. Then we self-censor."
Bill Clinton was elected in 1992 because of Perot and Bush. Bush gave his word – “Read my lips, no new taxes” – then broke it unambiguously. The economy was also in rough shape. But in a normal two-party year, Bush likely would’ve been reelected because the public hadn’t really taken to Clinton (he was reelected with less than 50 percent of the vote in 1996, too).
The founding idea of modern Israel was to offer a sanctuary for Jews in their biblical home in the Middle East in the aftermath of Nazi Germany's mass murder of 6 million Jews. Yet currently – 78 years after the Holocaust – anti-Israel protestors throughout the Middle East, the great cities of the Western world, and iconic American universities chant death threats and "Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea."
There is no gray area here. President LOLEightyOneMillion can pretend to be a staunch ally of Israel all he wants, but the line between right and wrong was drawn by Hamas on Oct. 7th. Joe and the Democrats can to try to straddle the line, but if the United States of America is seen as wavering in support of its strongest ally – once the worst of humanity thinks it has carte blanche because America is weak – this planet is toast.
Democrat Party "leader" Joe Biden has a couple problems. The 1st Problem is, he can barely walk across the sidewalk. The 2nd Problem is, he’s got to balance his Pala-simpian lover friends who've never met a terrorist they didn’t like or Jew they didn’t want murdered, and the rest of the Democrats who're pretty leftist themselves already. It’s very hard to have a "coalition" that includes factions that want to murder other factions of your party.
This week my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education, held an event in Michigan's 12th Congressional District, the home of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Forty pastors – white, Black, Hispanic – attended to speak out in support of Israel. We brought these Christian spokespersons into the backyard of one of the most aggressive voices in the U.S. Congress speaking out against Israel.
Unlike the liberal Jew, the left-wing American Jew – the professor, the columnist, the teacher – is a Destructive Fool. But the liberal Jew is inexcusably naive about the Left, nearly all of whose positions have nothing in common with liberalism. Left-wing American Jews are now saying they feel betrayed by the Left – its a Left that remains anti-Israel even after the greatest single-day massacre since the Holocaust.
Extremists in America have flocked to one party – the Democrats – and they are tearing it apart. If the election were held today, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley would beat Joe Biden like a drum. The only thing that remains to be seen is, what price will Joe and members of his own party pay for their racism and open hatred of Israel. Turns out antisemitism isn’t rare at all... Joe Biden has a touch of it himself.
Leftwing reformers are holding out the latest nationwide surges in shoplifting as a "non-problem," and have refused to prosecute or even denounce smash-and-grabs and other brazen thefts. This policy choice – championed by prosecutors aligned with George Soros – fails to appreciate the serious role organized retail theft plays. One operation targeted two closely associated retail theft rings working in Texas.
There’s a big culture war battle being waged in my town – Germantown, Tennessee. The school board is considering a change to the calendar that would rename Good Friday and Easter Monday. "You can’t just make up new names for people’s religious holidays. Who do they think they are?" asked one Radio-KWAM listener in Memphis. Will San Francisco values encroach on the Bible Belt?
So, our nation has a major wake-up call in front of us. And for those who think restoring awareness about Good & Evil is not a viable political platform, we have history to prove otherwise. "We must never forget – no government schemes are going to perfect man. There is Sin & Evil in the world, and we're enjoined to oppose it with all our might." President Ronald Reagan spoke these words in March 1983 during a speech in which he called the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire."
More than ever before I see an entire generation of Iranians who want their freedom from the Islamic regime. They mock the regime and Islam, they know Israel is not the enemy, and that the land belongs to the Jews. They are standing with Israel – but the world must step up, because the Islamic regime is the head of the snake that must be cut off in order to save the world from more slaughter like October 7th.