Congress Mark Meadows’ Statement on Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the House’s passage of a continuing resolution, H.R. 195, to fund the government through February 19:

“At the end of the day, what chiefly matters is that Congress come together to implement the agenda the American people voted for. Tonight, we secured important commitments to provide support to make sure our nation’s tremendous military men and women are paid. Furthermore, this continuing resolution provided long-term funding for the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for at-risk children and families, marking the third time Republicans supported this funding. Finally, while I’ve made my position clear on Congress’ bad habit of governing by crisis, I believe the agreement we reached tonight will help put us on a path toward accomplishing the rest of the agenda given to us by the American people.

 Now comes the real work. It’s time for us to get serious about following through on our promises—not in a year, not in a few months, but now. The American people didn’t elect us to continue kicking the can down the road on major policy decisions. We need to get our record spending levels under control. We need to pass a long-term, responsible funding bill that gives our troops the financial security they need and puts our country on a path toward an improving economy and higher paying jobs. And we need to address our broken immigration system, focusing on the fundamental priorities that President Trump campaigned on—securing our southern border, ending chain migration, ending the diversity visa lottery program, and others.

Time for us to put aside the excuses and deliver the results. We can get this done.”

House OKs Warrantless Surveillance; Paul to Filibuster

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is preparing to filibuster a surveillance bill already passed by the House of Representatives — a bill that reauthorizes long-term federal surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

In a press release, Paul said he would block the bill in order to keep a promise to protect the Fourth Amendment.

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a flawed bill that will continue the warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans. No American should have their right to privacy taken away. I will keep doing everything in my power, including filibuster, to oppose this legislation and to speak out and stand up for forcing the government to get a warrant based on probable cause, as required by the Constitution,” said Dr. Paul.

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CAIR is Hamas Yet Media, Universities & SPLC Still Support Them

UTT – When individuals and groups capitulate to terrorists like those at the Hamas organization Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR – they provide ammunition for the terrorists to create multi-use propaganda.
Last week a Sheriff in Virginia and the President of a Christian University in Tennessee surrendered to the designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Hamas, doing business as CAIR, and gave them propaganda “victories.” So all readers are clear CAIR is Hamas, we refer you to last week’s UTT article entitled CAIR is Hamas . We encourage all of our readers to get a copy of our document detailing some of the evidence CAIR was the fourth organization created in 1994 by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee which is Hamas in the United States. The first three organization created by the USMB’s Palestine Committee were the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), and the Holy Land Foundation (HLF).

All three were Hamas organizations shut-down/prosecuted by the U.S. government.

The stated purpose/objective of the Muslim Brotherhood, per their By-Laws, is identical to the stated objective of the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.

Our enemy in this war understands they cannot defeat us by destroying our tanks and our troops on the battlefield. They understand – and their strategic plans detail – the U.S. MB’s means to achieve their goals is to get our leaders to do their bidding for them.

They call it Civilization Jihad by OUR hands.

Their objective is to get leaders in the United States at the national, state, and local level to do their work for them. This includes police, media, pastors, university presidents, and others.

UTT was directly affected last week by two examples of Civilization Jihad by our hands.

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The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has just launched a new website for our summer seminar for teachers, which includes the registration form and scholarship application.

National Seminar for High School Educators
July 16-18 and July 18-20, 2018
Washington, DC

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The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is hosting the 2018 National Seminar for High School Educators on July 16-18 and July 18-20 in Washington, DC.

The 24-hour professional development program is free to middle school and high school educators interested in teaching about the history of communism and its collectivist legacy.

The seminar blends together scholarly lectures, peer discussions, and pedagogical sessions to carefully balance content and pedagogy. These components are supplemented with short biographical films and in-person testimonials from witnesses and dissidents who resided in communist countries both past and present.

Past seminar participants experienced statistically significant growth in their confidence and capability to teach about a wide range of subjects, such as: communist ideology and history; the character of totalitarian governmental systems and practices; and the legacy of communist and post-communist states today, including the personal stories of witnesses, dissidents, and victims.

Seminar participants also receive and have the opportunity to work through the second edition of the Foundation’s curricular supplement—Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, and Its Legacy—developed by Dr. Lee Edwards, Dr. Paul Kengor, and Claire McCaffery Griffin, and used in schools across the nation.

Over 80% of past participants rated the seminar as better than other professional development programs in which they’ve participated.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is a Washington, DC-based, nonprofit education and human rights organization devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes.

300 New Jersey Avenue, NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 629-9500

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Rep. Meadows’ Statement on President Trump’s Iran Deal Announcement

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement regarding the President’s announcement today on the Iran Deal:

“From day one, I’ve called the Iran Deal what it is: an ill-advised agreement that gave Iran far too much for far too little in return. The United States offered Iran an estimated $100 billion, accelerated their nuclear proliferation, and gave away every strategic bargaining chip to the Iranian regime. The Iran Deal did nothing to better the lives of Iranian citizens who continue to suffer while the Iranian ruling elites enrich themselves. Evidence continues to pour in that Iran maintains its support of terrorist regimes abroad, keeping its status as the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. For example, recent investigations from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies have found that Iran annually spends $16 billion to arm and support terrorists and rogue regimes. Furthermore, reports continue to come in that some 20 people have died and more than 4,000 have been arrested in the recent protests taking place in Iran, showing that the regime continues undermining the rights of its own people. The United States must speak in one voice to expose this regime for what it is while making sure we do not turn a blind eye toward their blatant human rights transgressions.

President Trump has done the right thing in handling this agreement. He has put the Iranian government on notice that America’s complacency in this area is over, and he’s informed the international community and our allies abroad that now is the time to fix this deal and tighten its restrictions, or else he will pull out of the deal.

The President also placed additional sanctions for human rights abuses, drawing a distinct line that the United States will not be complicit while a regime tramples on the rights of its own citizens. The President’s decision is the right path forward, and I applaud him for taking it.

The recent human rights protests in Iran have sent a clear message around the world: the Iranian people are tired of their government undermining their freedoms, ignoring their needs, and propping up terrorist regimes. As a nation, we must come alongside the protestors and offer our unconditional support for their effort to usher in a new era of respect for basic human rights and freedoms. After 8 years of standing on the sidelines, it’s time for the United States to lead.”

Food for thought: On a proposal to have judges appointed instead our voting for them,

Dear CCTA Members and Friends,

As you probably know, the North Carolina General Assembly opened a special session yesterday (1-10-18) to deal with redistricting.

That’s appropriate, but I understand they’re also going to deal with a proposal to have judges appointed instead our voting for them, and that’s a terrible idea. Actually, what will be voted on is a bill to put a constitutional amendment on our ballots this year changing the NC Constitution to have judges appointed.

It’s tough to inform citizens in advance about the effects of ballot proposals. Too many people don’t know about ballot initiatives before they get into the voting booth, and when they do see them, assume the General Assembly wants the proposal to go into effect or it wouldn’t be on the ballot.

What would be the effect of having judges appointed?

It would concentrate power into the hands of the person(s) making the appointment. If the governor appoints judges, the judicial branch of government will be chosen by the executive branch of government. If the General Assembly makes the appointments, the judicial branch will be chosen by the legislative branch. Neither arrangement would be good. Nor would a hybrid of the two be good.

Why?

Talk about concentration of power! Talk about deal making among cronies! Talk about setting up an entire branch of government which is not answerable to we the people! Think about that and the answer becomes obvious.

Please contact your NC Senator and your NC House member and ask him or her NOT to vote to put a constitutional proposal allowing for the appointment of judges on our ballots.

You can look up contact information on the General Assembly’s website, but for your convenience, I’m including the contact info for General Assembly members of NC

For contact info see https://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=Senate&viewType=normal and https://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=House&viewType=normal

Thanks, fellow patriot. It takes an alert citizenry to ensure good governance.

Sincerely,

Raynor James, Chairman
CCTA’s State Legislative Action Committee