A q;hick word about the race in Miss. that Thad the cheat Cochran won. McDaniel found enough fraudulent ballots to fire a lawsuit, but it was Dismissed just days ago and now he takes the fight to the state Supreme Court. Whether anything will come of it is hard to say. One thing we definitely have to remember is who was behind this farce and who it was that made this all possible. The RINO’s. Don’t forget it.
1. If it wasn’t Calif. I’d say it couldn’t be happening. No ones that stupid. But it is California so I won’t say what I just said. According to the LA Times, while introducing Mexican Pres. Enrique Pena Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico” Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the U.S. “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown reportedly said.
Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act and giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial aid to illegal immigrants by signing the California DREAM Act. Pena Nieto reportedly “thanked state official for embracing foreigners, citing measures that extend state benefits to immigrants.”
Note that. State benefits.
Even during the border crisis, Brown reportedly vowed “to find ways to shorten long waits at the Tijuana-San Diego international border crossing.” saying, “If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a man from Mexico to Calif. in 20 minutes.”
Of course he’s talking about them coming here not one of our going there by mistake.
In 2012 28% of Calif. were born outside the US. That according to the NY Times. Hispanic voters reportedly “made up 19.2% of Calif. voters” in 2010. And, according to Pew Research, Latinos make up nearly 40% of the state’s population and have made Calif “only the second state, behind New Mexico, where whites are not the majority and Latinos are the plurality.”
Even though the University of Calif. has admitted a record number of Hispanics, the Latino Caucus has vowed to make affirmative action and bilingual education top legislative priorities.
Read the last two paragraphs again. It’s true; Calif. has seceded to Mexico. It’s as if Matt Bracken’s tremendous novel Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista is clairvoyant non-fiction.
Isn’t it interesting; the Supreme Court ruled that Arizona couldn’t enforce federal immigration law because it claimed that the Executive Branch has so called “Plenary authority.”
Yet progressive loons like Jerry Moonbeam Brown can rewrite federal statues and annex an entire state to a foreign country? The Democratic Party is completely out of Control. It has succeeded in its century-long quest to fundamentally destroy our form of government.
2. Did you know that the government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minn. a Twin Cities suburb with a population of a little over 8,000 to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. This might seem like a minor news story, not worth talking about but it sheds light on the broader legal and cultural trends going on.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune,
The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that it’s City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. “An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said at a news conference in Minneapolis. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”
They failed to mention the fact that they happily stood by when the city also denied a Christian group the use of the same space a month previous.
The lawsuit alleges that the council’s decision to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to establish a worship center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act passed by Congress in 2000.
Now I have to admit that I’ve heard of many things since I got into the Tea Party, but I have never heard of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. So, in order to learn more I checked out the DOJ’s web site. It prohibits zoning laws that “treat churches or other religious assemblies or institutions on less than equal terms with nonreligious institutions.” So it may actually apply here.
The problem is that no one seemed to give a hoot when a Christian Org. was turned down, and I’m sure this law was inforce when that took place.
Apparently the RLU act is being used by the feds around the country to force acceptance of Islamic centers, contrary to local zoning regulations:
It marks the first time federal prosecutors have sued a Minnesota city citing the law, although the DOJ has filed similar suits elsewhere in the country on behalf of Islamic centers, according to a U.S. attorney’s off spokesman.
So why exactly did the town turn down the request you might ask? It appears the council didn’t think that a religious and cultural center was compatible with the site’s light-industrial zoning. On Wed. the town officials continued to defend the council’s action, saying that the reject was based purely on zoning issues. “Discrimination had nothing to do with it,” said the City Attorney. “Religious uses of any type are allowed in the vast majority of the city. They are just not allowed in the roughly, five percent of the city reserved for industrial use. This zone is designed to create jobs and be an economic engine.”
Back in the dark days before Obama that explanation would have been enough. It would have made common sense. No longer. Now the full weight of the feds–that is, the Obama administration–has come down on the side of Islam, and Islam only.
Town attorney Jay Lindgren said that the city denied another Christian org. request as well and for the sam reason and nothing was heard out of Washington.
Now, come on folks, it’s not hare to understand what’s going on here. At this point I believe St. Anthony doesn’t have a hope in hell that they will prevail. They will be ground underfoot by Eric Holder’s Dept. of Injustice. Not because the administration has any particular regard for religion in general, as Christians and Jews can readily attest–rather because they want to display favoritism toward Islam.
Now for an Update on this story.—–The Becket Fund has weighed in on this so I will add their comments. This was the group that beat DOJ in the Hobby Lobby case and is also representing the Little Sisters of the Poor and Wheaton College cases, so I think it’s reasonable to hear what they have to say.
They are not saying this because they think DOJ does a good job protecting religious freedom –far from it. But according to Becket, the RLUIPA land use litigation is one area where DOJ gets it largely right. If you look at this somewhat incomplete list, you will see that DOJ has a pretty good cross-section of religious land use cases, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim houses of worship:
“DOJ has taken the side of rabbinical schools in Rockland Co. NY and Baptist churches in Arizona, among others. I do not think you’ll advance the religious liberty of any group, by painting an inaccurate picture of how RLUIPA works. In fact you are more likely to increase your readers’ opposition to religious liberty statutes like RLUIPA that are good for our country, not least because they restrict gov. power. I’ve litigated RLUIPA cases across the country, frequently on behalf of Christians and Jewish houses of worship, but on occasion also Muslim or Buddhist one.’
So, you now have both sides of the story. If Becket is correct, and they obviously have the knowledge, it was only a coincident that there was no legal action when the Christians applied and here’s my guess as to why. The Christians never complained. They figured the law was the law and they’d live by it. On the other hand, the Minnesota’s Chapter of the Council on American-Islmaic Relations did, and asked DOJ to investigate.