Gun control advocates love to point to the United Kingdom as a great example of gun laws. However, the London Assembly's Police and Crime Committee noted that in the 12 months leading up to October 2017, there was a 16 percent increase from 2016, and a 44 percent increase from 2014 of criminal offenses involving guns. Wait, what? Did I say an increase of offenses involving guns? Yes, I did.
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At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.”
What is the Deep State? The Deep State is an amorphous group of very powerful individuals who are in positions that enable them to manipulate our government and cause it to act in ways that benefit the Deep State, regardless of the wishes or best interest of the general public – usually without doing much of anything illegal.
In a departure from almost all contemporary political and social commentary, this column is focused on a mindset and philosophy that appears to be on life support within American society. Circumstances often create headwinds for it. Our own psychological makeup can often work against it. Our leaders are frequently complicit in its erosion.
Yes, there absolutely is a crisis along our southern border! My sources tell me that in one eight-month period this year, over 685,000 people came seeking asylum. Mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, these people are fleeing violence and poverty and seeking a better life for themselves and their families. And some are part of the violence they are fleeing.
The Trump administration intends to slap a 5 percent tariff on every medium-sized car, avocado and other Mexican import beginning June 10, affecting nearly $1 billion worth of goods that crosses the border into the U.S. each day on average.