Thursday, July 10, 2014

Patriots in Murrieta

My new article in today's FrontPage Magazine:

Patriots in Murrieta

By Matthew Vadum

When President Obama began dumping busloads of newly arrived illegal aliens on small town America to force so-called immigration reform he probably didn’t expect residents of a small California city to take a heroic stand against his lawless assault on the nation’s immigration system.

But grassroots activists in Murrieta, California, near San Diego, have been using the Left’s own playbook against the Community-Organizer-in-Chief’s efforts to force an unprecedented loosening of the nation’s largely unenforced immigration laws. Last week the protesters used the tactics of civil disobedience by blocking federal authorities from bussing in hundreds of illegal immigrants who snuck into south Texas. The feds have vowed to don riot gear in order to transport the illegals to Murrieta but that has not happened yet.

The illegals turned back by angry crowds were bound for what federal authorities called a “housing facility,” but local residents say such a facility doesn’t exist in Murrieta.

Longtime Murrieta resident John Henry said it appeared federal officials intended to place the aliens in the local Border Patrol station, which has only five holding cells.

“There are no showers, and there’s only one toilet in each cell. There’s really no place to give them hot food and no beds. There’s nothing here for them–we literally don’t have any way to take care of these people.”

Henry added, “We additionally don’t have any places for these people to go after they are processed.”
Henry told Breitbart News that the illegals, unaccompanied minors and women from Central America, are being sent to Republican-supporting communities like his city to send those opposed to open borders a political message.

“The administration thinks that if it floods our streets, in small town America, they can force us into immigration reform,” he said. “These immigrants should not be here. The only reason that they are coming here is for political reasons.”
“This is a small town – it’s mostly conservative – and the federal government knows that. The main reason a lot of us are out here protesting is because we do not want these people being dumped into our small town where we do not have programs or the resources to take care of them properly.”
Henry and his fellow protesters have been attacked by left-wingers who prefer hurling epithets to answering arguments.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Lawless Bergdahl Swap

My article from today's FrontPage magazine:

The Lawless Bergdahl Swap

By Matthew Vadum

Virtually no one in the nation’s capital now doubts that President Obama violated the law when he approved an unconscionable prisoner swap that repatriates an American deserter while freeing five Islamofascist terrorist field commanders.

Just throw it on the growing pile of impeachable offenses committed almost daily now by President Obama.

In yet another new historical first that paints a bulls-eye on the backs of U.S. citizens and military service members around the globe, Americans learned this week not only that Obama negotiates with Islamofascist terrorists — but that he does so with all the skill an 18-year-old boy who just won the lottery employs when dealing with a Porsche salesman.

Perhaps Obama thought that the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan would be a sure-fire good news story to distract from the Veterans Affairs hospital waiting list scandal. If so, he guessed wrong.

Bergdahl, it turns out, expressed dismay about the war and walked off his base overseas in search of terrorists to whom he could surrender. There are conflicting reports, but it appears Bergdahl became an active collaborator with America’s enemies and fed them valuable information that helped them strike U.S. military targets in Afghanistan with enhanced efficiency.

Bergdahl, whom one of his former military colleagues described on TV as at best a deserter, and at worst, a traitor, was traded for five high-value Guantanamo Bay inmates in a clandestine transaction that might be the modern-day equivalent of swapping the high command of Nazi Germany’s armed forces for a wartime saboteur like Ernest Peter Burger or Herbert Hans Haupt.

Thanks to Obama and the same people who brought you and a growing list of governmental monstrosities, bearded unlawful combatants are now at liberty in Qatar where supposedly somebody is keeping an eye on them. They will, no doubt, return to plotting against the United States and orchestrating plans to kill Americans.

In carrying out the deal President Obama bypassed most of the congressional leadership and violated a statute he recently signed into law. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), ever the Obama water carrier, took time out from his ambitious hate speech campaign against the Koch brothers to claim the administration let him know of the operation in advance. Apart from Reid, just about nobody else on Capitol Hill makes the same claim.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he was not notified of the unseemly transaction until it had already happened. Boehner said the administration gave congressional leadership a heads-up about a prospective prisoner swap over two years ago but did not revisit the issue with lawmakers.

“Unfortunately, the questions and concerns we had were never satisfactorily answered and they remain today,” Boehner said. “At the time, the administration deferred further engagement because the prospects of the exchange had diminished.”

Friday, April 11, 2014

Voter Fraud: The Left's Tool For Social Justice

My column in today's American Thinker:

Voter Fraud: The Left's Tool For Social Justice

By Matthew Vadum

Why did Democrats applaud the loathsome community organizer Melowese Richardson, a freshly released, unrepentant voter fraud felon, at a recent "voting rights" rally in Ohio?

Because, like Richardson, they believe they are entitled to vote more than once against a system they see as unjust.  Some serial voters do what they do in order to exact revenge against a society they feel did them or their ancestors wrong.  Richardson is far from alone.  Double-voting is distressingly common.

Many leftists have contempt for the electoral process because they don’t believe in the electoral system as it is constituted in capitalist America.  To them, elections are already a fraud – an instrument of the rich, or as Saul Alinsky prefers to call them, the Haves.  If the electoral system doesn’t serve “the people,” but is only an instrument of the Haves, then election fraud is justified as the path to a future that will serve the Have-Nots, as David Horowitz has explained.

This belief helps Democrats and the rest of the left rationalize their habitual efforts to suppress and cancel out lawfully cast votes.  It helps to explain the strenuous efforts of leftists like former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), now federal prisoner number 32451-016, to assure the public that voter registration fraud is no big deal and that fraudulent registrations almost never turn into fraudulent votes.

This is why liberal fascists inside and outside government routinely excuse electoral fraud – in all its manifestations – arguing in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary that such fraud is merely a Republican invention created to keep minorities and the poor down.

This is why these enemies of democracy tried with fanatical zeal to silence the heroic Catherine Engelbrecht and her good government group True the Vote.

This is why grandstanding Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) – as we just learned – apparently conspired with former IRS mandarin Lois Lerner to sabotage Engelbrecht's organization, which is America's leading grassroots electoral integrity group.

This is why the 58-year-old Richardson bragged about voting twice for President Obama in 2012.  The well-spoken, seemingly intelligent poll worker clearly knew what she was doing.  She didn't think it was wrong. 

Demonizing SCOTUS

My article in the April 10, 2014 issue of FrontPage magazine:

Demonizing SCOTUS

By Matthew Vadum

Left-wing activists and U.S. senators have launched a pressure campaign targeting the more conservative members of the Supreme Court in hopes of forcing them to abandon First Amendment protections in the Constitution.

In the Left’s view, Americans and the corporations they use to make money can’t be allowed to freely express themselves politically by giving money to candidates for public office because that might halt the country’s ongoing slide into leftist chaos. 

American leftists have long believed that if they can’t get what they want through the ballot box, they’ll get it through the judicial system. If they can’t get what they want from the judges, they’ll smear and intimidate those judges, Hugo Chavez-style, until they give in. 

Get ready for Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, and others to be viciously attacked and demonized by the Left using the techniques of Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky.

In the manner of Soviet era propagandists, these neo-Marxist activists are planning to depict the nation’s highest court as a tool of the wealthy powers-that-be that conspire against middle-class families. Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has taken to the floor of the Senate to denounce wealthy libertarian donors Charles and David Koch, who underwrite many right-leaning causes.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Protest DC RINOs on April 10th in Amelia Island, Florida

Protest DC RINOs on April 10th in 
Amelia Island, Florida

The treasonous Republican leadership in Congress will be holding a fundraising retreat the weekend of April 11th in Florida to benefit the George Soros-supported Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC, and building a war chest to defeat Tea Party and conservative candidates.

The event will be held April 11-13 at the upscale golf resort in Amelia Island:

The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy,Amelia Island, FL 32024 (904)277-1100

Local patriot groups are organizing a rally and a press conference prior to this event to show that the establishment Republican betrayal cannot go unchallenged.

The rally will be held in front of the Ritz-Carlton 
Thursday, April 10th, at 6:30 pm

Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources,
stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!

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For more information, call Larissa at 727-259-5994

Larissa's email is

North Korea bringing 'Teletubbies,' 'Dr. Who' to airwaves?

Fox News quoted me in this article about North Korea considering licensing three BBC TV programs for its pathetic state run TV system.

North Korea bringing 'Teletubbies,' 'Dr. Who' to airwaves?

By Hollie McKay  Published April 09, 2014

It may be the world’s most segregated country, however there’s a chance that North Koreans may soon be legally able to watch a small selection of western-made television.
According to reports, the Kim Jong-un lead dictatorship has been in negotiations for months with the British government about selecting programs to bring to the airwaves there. Now, they are reportedly getting close to allowing “Top Gear,” “Dr. Who” and “Teletubbies” to air in the notoriously closed-off country. The decision is said to follow last year’s foreign office-supported BBC initiative drawn up in an effort to improve understanding about the world within such a closed society.
And media experts in the U.S. are giving the potential proposal the thumbs up.
“I suspect it will have a pleasing subversive effect on the population as extraordinarily sheltered North Koreans learn that everywhere in the world is better than North Korea,” Matthew Vadum, senior editor at the Capital Research Center, told FOX411. “The show ‘Top Gear’ in particular, with its powerful muscle cars, is a wonderful testament to human ingenuity and the colossal things that free people can achieve.”

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Obama EPA’s Heinous Human Experiments

My article in today's FrontPage magazine:

The Obama EPA’s Heinous Human Experiments

By Matthew Vadum

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been subjecting unknowing human guinea pigs to high levels of carcinogens and potentially lethal pollutants in order to justify tough new air quality standards.

To make matters worse, EPA has been carrying out these egregiously immoral and unethical human experiments in which subjects are made to inhale freshly pumped-in diesel truck exhaust fumes without advising them of the risk to their health.

Such EPA-funded studies have reportedly been carried out at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Rochester (N.Y.), University of Southern California, University of Michigan, and elsewhere.

It is social engineering of the worst sort carried out by left-wing bureaucrats who view people as objects or playthings, not as individuals. It is also consistent with the profoundly misanthropic ethos of environmentalism, a movement that was already radical 25 years ago but has become outright totalitarian in its goals since it was taken over by neo-Marxists around the world following the collapse of their ideal state, the Soviet Union.

The news, which has largely been ignored by the mainstream media, comes amidst the EPA’s draconian crackdown on wood-burning stoves (that will probably lead to a crackdown on fireplaces too eventually).

The disturbing finding that Americans have been subjected to dangerous toxins for political gain is contained in a new investigative report by The Daily Caller’s Michael Bastasch.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

States With Healthy Budgets Cut Taxes to Boost Economy, Growth

My new Newsmax article is below. It was published last night.

States With Healthy Budgets Cut Taxes to Boost Economy, Growth

By Matthew Vadum

With a surprising number of states finding themselves with budget surpluses even in a weak economy, lawmakers across the nation are cutting taxes in an effort to kick-start economic growth.

Republican governors including Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio, and Mike Pence of Indiana have led the charge for tax cuts in their states. But Democratic governors in Minnesota and New York have also pushed for measures to reduce their states' tax burdens.

In 2013, 17 states cut taxes, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a pro-limited government, nonprofit organization with more than 2,000 Republican and Democratic state lawmakers as members.

The momentum has carried over to 2014, as a number of state-level tax cuts have already been enacted this year in legislative sessions across the country.

At the urging of Walker, the Wisconsin State Assembly in March approved more than $500 million in property and income tax cuts. 

By Walker's tally, taxes have been reduced by $2 billion since he took office in January 2011. Property taxes will fall $100 this year for the average homeowner, and the typical working family in Wisconsin will see an extra $522 in paychecks, he said.

In late March, Pence signed into law business tax cuts that will reduce Indiana's corporate income tax rate from the current 6.5 percent to 4.9 percent, making it the second-lowest in the nation. 

The War on Poverty — $21 Trillion Later

My article in today's FrontPage magazine:

The War on Poverty — $21 Trillion Later

By Matthew Vadum

Fifty years and trillions of dollars after the “War on Poverty” was launched, Americans aren’t much better off, according to a study published by Republican reformers in Congress.

The War on Poverty has barely made a dent in poverty, said the 205-page report unveiled by the House Budget Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). The report was created in the hope of starting a discussion in Congress about reforming poor-relief programs.

In 1965, the poverty rate was 17.3 percent. In 2012, it was 15 percent. This means taxpayers blew a staggering $20.7 trillion over the last half century in order to achieve a paltry 2.3 percentage point decrease in poverty.

Those on the Left consider this to be social progress by way of coercive redistribution. Mere results have always been less important to the Left than intentions.

Although a sane person would consider the minuscule reduction in poverty a humiliating defeat, left-wingers have successfully been changing the subject, moving the discussion away from their policy failures for 50 years now.

It began back in the Sixties, when instead of being satisfied with New Deal-era programs like Social Security, left-wingers resolved to move America even farther away from its founding ideals, fundamentally changing the country by erecting a supremely sclerotic behemoth welfare state answerable to no one.

The War on Poverty itself was a part of the massive left-wing social engineering and vote-buying scheme known as the Great Society. This war really should have been called the war on American values. As a result of misguided government policies that grew out of the War on Poverty, out-of-wedlock birthrates have mushroomed, David Horowitz and John Perazzo reported in “Government vs. the People.”

Despite an orgy of federal spending, blacks and other minorities have suffered the most from big government poverty alleviation efforts. The anti-marriage, anti-family tilt of welfare policies has devastated black communities.

In his first State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson ushered in a half-century of government-incentivized sloth, indolence, dependency, and social decay. He exhorted Congress to launch a new belligerency against a perpetually ineradicable foe.

Monday, March 31, 2014

ObamaCare for Illegals

My article from today's FrontPage magazine:

ObamaCare for Illegals

By Matthew Vadum

The Obama administration and a group run by senior Obama White House veterans are encouraging illegal aliens to enroll in Obamacare at Mexico’s consulates across the United States.

Apparently it’s not enough for President Obama to redistribute the wealth of Americans to other Americans. Now he wants to redistribute the wealth of Americans to the Third World.

American taxpayers will undoubtedly foot the bill for these illegal immigrants who enroll in Obamacare.

This enrollment free-for-all appears to be but one prong of President Obama’s program to undermine America’s market-based system of governance by overwhelming it. This subversive approach is called the Cloward-Piven Strategy, named after its creators, Marxist academic-activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.

Their method for hastening the fall of capitalism called for overloading the government with impossible demands in order to generate social chaos and economic collapse, which would then clear the way for socialist revolution, as I wrote in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers. Although the strategy was designed for the so-called welfare rights movement, there is no reason why it can’t be applied to other government endeavors.

Which brings us to a disturbing admission by a community organizer who is pushing illegal immigrants to jump on the Obamacare free-taxpayer-supported-healthcare bandwagon.

“Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition – and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America field organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News.

The Mexican government’s consular office in Brownsville, Texas, hosted an Obamacare enrollment fair last week.

“The Mexican consulate is a very reliable source of information to the Latino community,” Medrano said. “And therefore when they host their events, yesterday being the health fair, there are several hundred people that show up.”

Although illegal aliens aren’t supposed to be getting government healthcare benefits or subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama seemed to give these individuals the green light to get covered earlier this month. Obama said that the website would not be used to ascertain an individual’s immigration status.