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Pompeo Smacks Acosta for Having Facts Wrong Then Asking ‘Ludicrous’ Question


Reported By Ben Marquis | September 25, 2018 at

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The liberal media was all abuzz recently over an anonymous report published by The New York Times which alleged that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had once suggested to other administration officials — perhaps jokingly — that he wear a wire when meeting with President Donald Trump in order to gather evidence of his alleged mental instability to support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from power.

The Daily Caller reported that this rather ridiculous story was brought up in the form of a question about the alleged 25th Amendment discussions posed to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a news conference at the U.N. on Monday, where Trump was scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday.

The reporter who brought up the story was none other than CNN’s Jim Acosta, and both Haley and Pompeo let him know how “absurd” and “ludicrous” both his question and the allegation in general were, while also calling him out for getting the basic facts and premise of his question wrong.

First addressing Haley, Acosta said, “You are the one person here who has been with this administration from the beginning,” and then mentioned the story about Rosenstein and invoking the 25th Amendment. “Were you ever involved in any of those discussions? Were you aware of any of those discussions?”

“I said yesterday on the Sunday shows that, literally, I have never once been in the White House where that conversation has happened,” Haley replied.

“I’m not aware of any cabinet members that are even talking about that. It is completely and totally absurd. No one is questioning the president at all. If anything, we’re trying to keep up the pace with him, in the fact that he has a lot he wants to accomplish very quickly and we’re going to continue to support him in the way that he does that,” she added.

Acosta then attempted to ask Pompeo a follow-up question regarding North Korea — particularly about not having details of a deal ironed out prior to high-level summit meetings — but the secretary felt the need to first address Acosta’s initial line of questioning, snarkily fact-checking him in the process.

“Two things: Fact check, I’ve been with the administration since the beginning, too. That’s relevant,” said Pompeo, who first served in the administration as CIA director prior to transferring to the State Department.

“I’ll add, no discussion with me about the 25th Amendment in any way either, so you can now report that there are two senior leaders who’ve said that your question was ludicrous,” Pompeo added.

Pompeo attempted to move on to the North Korea part of Acosta’s questions, but the reporter interrupted to apologize for forgetting Pompeo’s role as the former CIA director and to wonder why Rosenstein would be talking behind the scenes about the 25th Amendment, if it were so “ludicrous.”

“I find the question ludicrous,” Pompeo replied. “I’ve been involved, I’ve been at the center of this administration, along with lots of other folks, from virtually Day One — I think it was actually day three or four — I’ve never heard anyone talk about it, whisper about it, joke about it in any way.”

“I’ve been in a lot of meetings with a lot of senior officials from this government,” he added, prior to transitioning to Acosta’s question about North Korea.

In that regard, Pompeo noted that “we went at this the other way for decades,” to no avail, and said “we’re coming at this from a different direction” by bringing together the two most senior leaders from North Korea and the U.S. in an effort to make actual progress toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Acosta, like many other “journalists” in the liberal media, accepted the report from The Times about Rosenstein’s wearing a wire and invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump as if it were the gospel truth, largely because it fit into their preconceived notions and narratives about the mental state of the president.

But Acosta’s “ludicrous” focus on a story that may not even be true, at the expense of more focus on far more pressing international matters, serves to fit snugly with the growing perception that the “fake news” media care only about hurting, smearing and ultimately getting rid of Trump. That’s why it was so it was nice to see Haley and Pompeo verbally smack him back into place.

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Haley Scorches Palestinians, Blocks UN Meddling in Israel, Then Walks Out All in Matter of Minutes


disclaimerReported By Joe Saunders | May 16, 2018 at 7:01am

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/haley-scorches-un-meddling-walk/

 

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And Haley was having none of it. In an eight-minute speech, she attacked Palestinian intransigence and blasted the U.N.’s notorious “double standard” when it came to judging the Jewish state.

The thousands of Palestinians who massed at the Israeli border, challenging border guards with slingshots, Molotov cocktails and rocks disregarded clear Israeli warnings beforehand that any attempt to storm the border would be met with deadly force.

“Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?” Haley asked the other Security Council members. “No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.” 

Haley then blocked a proposed Security Council resolution to investigate the violence, according to The Daily Caller. When Palestinian Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour began his remarks, Haley simply left the chamber. She couldn’t have missed much, judging by Mansour’s statements to reporters outside the U.N. before the meeting.

Maybe “peaceful” means something different to Palestinian ambassadors to the U.N. than it does to honest people. Or maybe hurling firebombs, launching fire kites and using slingshots to attack armed soldiers qualify as “peaceful” for Palestinians the same way Israeli soldiers firing to protect themselves and their country’s borders qualify as “aggression” to world leaders who aren’t named President Donald J. Trump.

Either way, they’re lies. And Haley proved on Tuesday why Trump’s selection to have her represent the county in the den of vipers known as the U.N. Security Council was right on target.

She’s proven over and over that she’s not afraid to stand up for the country, or walk out when it counts.

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After UK-Russia Fight Escalates, Haley Issues Bombshell Warning at UN


Reported By Chris Agee | March 15, 2018 at 10:33am

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/uk-russia-fight-escalates-haley-issues-bombshell-warning-un/

While critics have slammed President Donald Trump over his perceived initial equivocation in response to evidence that Russian operatives staged a poisoning on British soil earlier this month, many in his administration are unambiguous in their condemnation of the act.

As Fox News reported, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, made the case this week that the U.N. Security Council must react swiftly and decisively in response to what she called an “atrocious crime.”

Following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, which left them critically ill and threatened the health of hundreds in the vicinity, the U.K. released a joint statement by the leaders of that nation, the U.S., Germany and France condemning the attack in stark terms.

The use of Russian nerve agent novichok “constitutes the first offensive use” of such a chemical in Europe since World War II, the statement indicated.

“A British police officer who was also exposed in the attack remains seriously ill, and the lives of many innocent British citizens have been threatened,” the world leaders wrote.

The joint statement went on to offer sympathy for those involved, as well as “admiration for the UK police and emergency services for their courageous response.”

In Haley’s comments Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council, she made it clear that America “stands in absolute solidarity” with the U.K. in the wake of an incident she warned could easily strike closer to home.

“If we don’t take immediate, concrete measures to address this now, (Britain) will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used,” she said.

Haley explained similar agents “could be used here in New York, or in cities of any country that sits on this council.” 

Haley struck back directly at Russian allegations that Western nations “criticize them too much,” adding that if “the Russian government stopped using chemical weapons to assassinate its enemies,” then those critics “would stop talking about them.”

In addition to her harsh rebuke of the poisoning, British Prime Minister Teresa May announced this week the nation’s decision to impose a range of punitive measures. A total of 23 Russian diplomats have reportedly been kicked out and the U.K. canceled several intergovernmental contracts between the two nations.  In announcing the decision to expel nearly two dozen diplomats, May told British officials that the move would “fundamentally degrade Russian intelligence capability in the U.K. for years to come.”

She also signaled the initiation of further probes into the attack and additional action against Russia. The White House expressed support for those measures in a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders. She confirmed that the U.S. is “working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again.” 

Sanders also denounced the public poisoning in her comments this week, asserting that the “latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes.”

‘Outrageous’: Nikki Haley Just Sent Palestinian President a Brutal Message


Reported By Joe Setyon | January 25, 2018 at 3:11pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/outrageous-nikki-haley-just-sent-palestinian-president-a-brutal-message/

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday for indulging in “outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories” regarding Israel.Image result for nikki haley us ambassador

Delivering her remarks at a U.N. Security Council meeting, Haley slammed Abbas for a speech he gave earlier this month, in which the Palestinian leader strongly criticized both Israel and the United States.

In that speech, Abbas said he did not want the U.S. to lead peace talks between Israel and Palestine. He also called the peace plan that the Trump administration is currently working on a “slap in the face,” Fox News reported.

But Abbas wasn’t done. In his two-hour-long address, he referenced events from centuries ago in an attempt to indicate that the Jewish state is nothing more than a “colonial enterprise that has nothing to do with Jewishness.”

“The Jews were used as a tool under the concept of the promised land — call if whatever you want. Everything has been made up,” he added, according to The New York Times.

Haley was having none of it. Responding to Abbas’ “outrageous and discredited” ideas, she suggested that he does not have “courage” or “will” to seek a lasting peace.

“He rejected any American role in peace talks. He insulted the American president. He called for suspending recognition of Israel,” Haley said. 

“He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers.” 

A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and will to seek real peace.”

Haley also contrasted Abbas to former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who traveled to Israel in 1977 — a visit that eventually helped facilitate peace between Egypt and Israel. The U.N. ambassador referred to Sadat as someone who was “willing to step forward, acknowledge hard truths and make compromises.”

“Where is the Palestinian Anwar Sadat?” she asked.

While emphasizing that the U.S. is “eager” for a peace deal to be reached between Israel and Palestine, she warned that America “will not chase after a Palestinian leadership that lacks what’s needed to achieve peace.” 

Haley’s remarks on Israel came the same day President Donald Trump said the U.S. might withhold aid for Palestine unless they “sit down and negotiate peace.”

“When they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great vice president to see them and we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support — tremendous numbers, numbers that nobody understands — that money is on the table,” Trump said from Davos, Switzerland, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side.

“And that money’s not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace.

Media Refuses to Support Iran Uprising, So Haley Takes Matters Into Own Hands


Reported By V Saxena | January 3, 2018 at 8:14am

The mainstream media, which seems to have sided with Iran’s oppressive regime and against the crowds of protesters seeking to overthrow it, received some bad news Tuesday when U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on the United Nations to hold emergency sessions in support of the protesters.

“Dozens have already been killed, hundreds have been arrested,” she said during a news briefing, according to RealClearPolitics. “If the Iranian dictatorship’s history is any guide, we can expect more outrageous abuses in the coming days. The U.N. must speak out.

“In the days ahead, we will be calling for an emergency session both here in New York and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva,” she added. “We must not be silent. The people of Iran are crying out for freedom.”

Listen to some of the speech below:

Dovetailing back to the first paragraph, it would admittedly be disingenuous to claim everybody in the mainstream media supports Iran’s oppressive regime. But it would not be wrong to say some certainly do.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro took notice, taking The New York Times to task this week for defending Iran’s oppressive government. Not only did Times’ reporter Thomas Erdbrink falsely describe Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a moderate (he’s not), Erdbrink and the rest of the leftists at the Times appeared to suggest the protesters were to blame for any violence they faced from the Iranian regime:

Notice how the Times framed what’s been happening in Iran.

“Yes, it’s the fault of the demonstrators, who have somehow merely refused to heed the decent calls for calm from the Iranian mullahs,” Shapiro sarcastically wrote at The Daily Wire.

But it’s not just the media that have acted improperly in response to the protests in Iran. A number of former Obama administration officials, including former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, have begged President Donald Trump to “be quiet” and not involve himself in the protests.

Yes, of course, because allowing the protesters in Iran to be trampled by their government just as they were during the Green Movement demonstrations in 2009 makes perfect sense.

“(I)n 2009 when the Green Movement demonstrators were marching through the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities, demanding freedom from the mullahs … (t)he students and others marching in the streets to overthrow these tyrants desperately wanted America’s help, specifically the support of our ‘oh-so-liberal-progressive’ president,” notes Roger L. Simon for PJ Media.

How did Obama respond? He was silent. But not Trump, nor Haley. Never that:

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what real leadership looks like.

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Nikki Haley Announces Punishment For UN Members That Voted Against Jerusalem Move


Reported by Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large | 4:48 PM 01/02/2018

Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the U.S. is taking its first move to punish the countries that opposed moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Those countries, it seems, will not be invited to a party America is throwing.

“As I said in December, we won’t forget the Jerusalem vote,” Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said. “To that end, tomorrow night, we are having a reception for the countries who chose not to oppose the U.S. position. This is a great sign of U.S. friendship, and I look forward to tomorrow evening. We hope to see more of this in 2018.

“The United States is asked to do a huge amount around the world, and we are happy to do that. But we expect to be treated respectfully in return.” 

President Donald Trump said that the countries who don’t vote with the U.S. at risk of having their U.S. aid cut. Were Trump to follow through on his threat, Daily Caller research found that the U.S. would save more than $24 billion.

But for now, no cocktails for you.

The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel sparked international backlash against America, and a referendum condemning the move was put forward at the United Nations. In response, Haley said that the United States would not forget the countries that “disrespected” America. When the final vote came down, 128 countries voted in opposition to the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem.

Trump announces new sanctions on North Korea


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President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea as the U.S. and its allies sought to ramp up pressure on Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear ambitions.

Speaking at the United Nations before a working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, two key allies in the region, Trump said the order would significantly expand the U.S. ability to crack down on individuals and companies that do business with North Korea.

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The president said he had empowered the Treasury Department to “target any individual or entity that conducts trade in goods, services or technology” with the country. The order also includes measures designed to “disrupt critical North Korean shipping and trade networks.”

Flanked at a table by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Trump expressed an urgency to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistics programs.

“North Korea’s missiles and weapons development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world, and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal rogue regime,” Trump said. “The brutal North Korean regime does not respect its own citizens or the sovereignty of other nations. A new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to human kind.”

The announcement immediately raised questions about the impact on China, which is North Korea’s largest trading partner.

“I want to be clear the order targets only one country — that country is North Korea,” Trump said. 

The president announced that he had “heard moments ago” that the Chinese had told their central bank to “immediately stop doing business with North Korea.”

“I want to thank President Xi [Jinping] of China for the very bold move he made today,” Trump said. “It was a somewhat unexpected move, and we appreciate it.”

The U.N. has passed two resolutions recently aimed at squeezing the North Korean economy by cutting off oil, labor and exports to the nation. Haley has said those measures have “strangled their economic situation,” but acknowledged it will “take a little bit of time” for the impact to be felt. 

Trump has thanked the U.N. Security Council for voting unanimously on those sanctions, but also expressed frustration that the measures do not go far enough.

“The United Nations has had representatives working on this problem for over 25 years and they have done nothing,” Trump said Thursday. “That’s why we are in the problem we are in today, in addition to other countries not doing what they should have done. Tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now.”

In his first-ever speech to the U.N. general assembly this week, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it continued its provocations.

South Korean President Moon, who campaigned on the promise he would seek dialogue with North Korea and has sought to tamp down the possibility of military action, on Thursday praised Trump’s executive order.

“President Trump just talked about the executive order, through which the U.S. is going to be implementing sanctions against the DPRK,” Moon said. “That was a very major announcement made by China to take actions on the DPRK. I am very confident that such moves will contribute to complete denuclearization of DPRK.”

Japanese President Abe has taken a similar hardline approach as Trump, writing in The New York Times this week that “prioritizing diplomacy and emphasizing the importance of dialogue will not work with North Korea.” On Thursday, Abe offered “heartfelt support” for the new sanctions.

“We are going into the new stage of pressure from the viewpoint of exercising the stronger pressure, new pressures,” Abe said. “I welcome the new sanction measures of the United States.”

Before the event, there were questions about whether Trump, Moon and Abe would all be on the same page about North Korea.

This story was updated at 2:28 p.m.


US And Allies Send Military Message To North Korea


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URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/us-and-allies-send-military-message-to-north-korea-2/?

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The three nations threatened by North Korea’s nuclear missile program united for a show of force Sunday aimed at reminding Kim Jong-un’s regime that they have dominant air power in the Korean skies.

The United States sent four fighters and two bombers to fly alongside four South Korean fighters over the region near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. The U.S. aircraft also joined four Japanese fighters to fly over the waters near Kyushu, a Japanese island in close proximity to the Korean Peninsula.

The American planes included two B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam, and four Marine Corps F-35B fighters from the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, according to U.S. Pacific Command.

It is the second time in the past month that B-1Bs and F-35s have been sent over the Korean Peninsula.

The Pacific Command said the jets, which conducted live-fire exercises, were sent up in response to the Sept. 14 launch of a North Korean missile. The missile flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

The military exercise came as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley reminded the word that the United States is getting tired of talking about a resolution to the North Korean crisis.

“If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed,” Haley said. “And we all know that, and none of us want that.”

Haley said the U.S. has been doing everything it can to find a diplomatic solution for the crisis, while leaving military action as a possible last resort.

“We wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first. If that doesn’t work, General Mattis will take care of it,” she said, referencing Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said time has all but run out.

“This regime is so close now to threatening the United States and others with a nuclear weapon, that we really have to move with a great sense of urgency on sanctions, on diplomacy and preparing, if necessary, a military option,” McMaster told Fox News Sunday. 

Haley: Kim Jong Un ‘begging for war’


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PATRIOTS: Should The U.S. WITHDRAW From UN Human Rights Council Because Of THIS?!


URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2017/06/patriots-u-s-withdraw-un-human-rights-council/

Is the UN ‘Human Rights Council’ a big joke? Read on and find out…

Our new UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, has made it pretty clear that she’s disgusted with the bias against Israel and the failure of the alleged ‘Human Rights Council’ to battle actual human rights abuses.

After the sham of the last meeting, the United States is now considering withdrawing from the anti-Israel Human Rights Council.

Highlighting what it deemed a ‘biased’ stance on Israel, UN ambassador Nikki Haley said the US was ‘looking carefully’ at its role on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

‘The United States is looking carefully at this Council and our participation in it,’ Haley told the Geneva forum in her first address. ‘We see some areas for significant strengthening.’

She said it was ‘hard to accept’ five resolutions had been passed against Israel, a US ally, while none were considered against Venezuela, which is in the grips of bloody protests over the rule of its president Nicolas Maduro.

She called on the Council to address serious human rights violations in Venezuela and for President Maduro’s government to give up its seat in the 47-member UN body unless it gets its ‘house in order’.

It came as the UN’s top human rights official Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called on Israel to pull out of Palestinian territories captured in 1967.

This is par for the course at the UNHRC.

(Aside: Is it just me, or should you just simply not trust anything with the initials ‘HRC’… Amirite?)

The UNHRC continually attacks Israel for existing, siding with terrorists, and completely ignoring human rights abuses by socialists.

She called on the Council to adopt ‘the strongest possible resolutions on the critical human rights situations in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Belarus and Ukraine’.

Haley went on to say it should ‘follow up’ to prevent further human rights violations and abuses in those countries.

Haley described the UNHCR as ‘so corrupt’ weeks after becoming Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.
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This thing is a joke. As demonstrated by Saudi Arabia — a country with tons of human rights abuses and funders of terror — was re-elected to the council last year. Saudi Arabia, with their atrocious record of women’s rights, was also elected to the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission. This just shows you that the United Nations is a joke.

This is asinine. Why the hell are we still a part of this thing?

I agree with Krauthammer.

Don’t even hold these sham meetings on American soil. Especially not in Manhattan. Turn the damned thing into Condos and make them meet in Bhubaneswar, or Caracas, or Mogadishu, or some other God-forsaken hellhole with no international airport — like Ottawa, Candanistan.

President Trump had denounced the UN as a ‘club for people to have a good time’, so take away the good time and the ones serious about these issues will stay to make a difference. Otherwise, it’s just a lot of noise that’s costing us a whole lot of money. And some pretty prime real estate.

You know what I think.

What do YOU think?

Do we need to withdraw from the UNHRC because of their anti-Semitism?

Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Ban On Abortions After 19 Weeks


waving flagReported by Randy DeSoto May 25, 2016

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law Wednesday a ban on abortions after 19 weeks, joining 16 other states with similar legislation. Medical personnel who perform abortions at 20 weeks and beyond face up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The law makes exceptions to save the life of the mother, or if the unborn child has severe abnormalities that would prevent viability outside of the womb.

Alyssa Miller, South Carolina director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, said in a statement, “This is a dangerous bill for South Carolina women, … made even more extreme by removing exceptions for victims of rape and incest.”

“These bans are now in effect in 13 states and blocked by court challenges in three others. South Dakota’s ban takes effect July 1,” Politico reported.

Supreme Court legal precedent permits states to place restrictions on abortions once the unborn child is deemed viable, but the High Court has not ruled specifically when that moment in the pregnancy is.

In Roe v. Wade (1973), the justices in the majority pointed to the third trimester (after 24 weeks) as the key time frame in the unborn child’s development, when the state’s interest in protecting “potential life” becomes compelling.ROE

Pro-life advocates and many scientists believe life begins at the moment of conception, and modern medicine continues to push back the time in the pregnancy when a child can survive outside of the womb.

Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser called the legislation the “latest victory amid a flurry of state-level pro-life activity being led by women lawmakers.” Dannenfelser also lobbied Congress to enact a similar measure, Raw Story reported.

“A national limit — which would save up to 18,000 lives a year and protect many women — is long overdue,” she said. “The U.S. is only one in seven nations to allow late-term abortion after the five-month mark. If we take back the White House and protect our pro-life majorities in Congress, we can pass this legislation in 2017.”I AM A PERSON with Poem

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South Carolina House Passes Bill Excluding Sharia Law From State Courts


waving flagby Jordan Schachtel, 28 Jan 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/28/exclusive-south-carolina-house-passes-bill-banning-sharia-law

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The South Carolina House has passed a bill blocking Islamic sharia law from being recognized or approved in the state, after years of debate over similar legislation.

The legislation voted upon was explained as “A bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina … so as to prevent a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law including, but not limited to, Sharia Law in this state from a forum outside of the United States or its territories under certain circumstances.”

On Thursday, the legislation passed with 68 for the bill and 42 opposed.Picture2

Sharia law is the legal and political system mandated in the Koran and other Islamic texts. It include laws governing religious practice, such as praying and ritual washing. But sharia also rules what Westerners see as non-government social practices — divorce, child-rearing, free-speech, clothing or sexual behavior, for example — and it also rules government responses to crimes, such as theft and murder.

Sharia law relegates women and non-Muslims to a lesser status, and grants men enormous authority over wives, daughters and sons. It allows for the primitive treatment of women and non-Muslims, and allows fierce punishment — sometimes, “honor killings” by fathers — for refusing to complying with sharia mandates.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Chip Limehouse. He told Breitbart News following the bill’s passage:

“This goes to demonstrate that the South Carolina House of Representatives is committed to preserving and protecting the American way of life here in South Carolina.”

“Sharia Law has been used as a defense in American courtrooms,” he adds. “We are working towards making that defense not an option for radical extremists from any country.”

“In South Carolina, we’ve had cases where people have tried to use [the rules of] Sharia Law as a defense, and we are speaking very clearly from the South Carolina House,” Limehouse said. “Shariah Law can not and will not be used as a legal defense in the state of South Carolina.”

Because the bill was passed at the beginning of the current legislative session, Rep. Limehouse said he was optimistic that the Senate would have enough time to pass the bill. In order for the bill to become law, it must now be passed by the South Carolina State Senate and signed by Governor Nikki Haley.

Tea Party and conservative grassroots organizations are credited with initiating the movement to ban sharia rules through the state legislatures. Conservative leaders Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann have publicly advocated for the need to enact nation-wide legislation against the threat of sharia.

Underground sharia courts operate in Muslim communities throughout Europe and also in the United States. Last year, Breitbart Texas reported that a “voluntary” sharia court had already been established in Texas.Islam is NOT

Several countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, have many underground sharia courts within migrant communities. In the U.K, the government has formally deputized at least one sharia court to decide non-criminal issues among people who agree to use the court, even as public concerns rise that immigrant women are socially pressured to accept the courts’ authority

U.S. opponents of sharia courts point to Europe for evidence that western democracies can gradually cede more de-facto legal authority to self-segregating Muslim communities, so enabling the self-segregation of Muslim communities into no-go zones within cities.American women respond

Several states–including Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina South Dakota, and Tennessee–have passed “foreign law” bans against sharia. More than a dozen other states are currently considering similar legislation.

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South Carolina to Nullify Obamacare


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The “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” or South  Carolina’s House Bill 3101, will likely pass through the South Carolina  Senate chamber and could effectively eliminate Obamacare in South Carolina. It  could also serve as a model that other conservative states could look to when  trying to formulate their own plans for eliminating Obamacare in their  states.

In all likelihood South  Carolina will soon be the first state to exempt their populace from any  participation in the Obamacare scheme.

NullifyOcareState Senator Tom Davis, who sponsored the bill,  says, “It will essentially have five components to it, all of which in my  judgment are legal, effective, and within the state’s power to do. What the  Supreme Court said in Printz v. United States is that states are not merely  political subdivisions of the federal government to carry out what the federal  government does; they are sovereign entities. Congress can pass laws, but it  cannot compel the states to utilize either their treasury or personnel to  implement those federal laws.”

South Carolina’s Senate is dominated by Republicans, but even some of the  Democrat members are likely to agree to the bill. Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC)  has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare and will also very likely jump at  the chance to be the first Governor in the United States to stand up to the  Obama administration by outlawing Obamacare in South Carolina.

Of course, the federal government could enact and handle Obamacare in South  Carolina without the state’s help, but given how badly the Obamacare rollout has  gone thus far, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to do this effectively. Things will  only get worse as other Republican dominated states move forward with similar  plans. There is just no way that the federal government can make Obamacare work  if some states simply refuse to comply with the law.

Nullification

The talking heads and political wonks may not believe that nullification  still exists… but it does. There can be no real balance of power between the  states and the federal government without it. So let’s stand and cheer South  Carolina on as they prove a state still has the right to nullify federal law.  Way to go, Palmetto State!

About the author: Onan Coca

Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at  Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in the Atlanta area with his  wife, Leah. They have three children and enjoy the hectic pace of life in a  young family. Onan and Leah are members of the Journey Church in Hiram, GA.

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