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The Attorney General Replaces the Left with the Rule of Law

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

In his letter of advice to President Trump, Obama urged him to protect “institutions and traditions like rule of law” and to “leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.”

It was a final cynical note from a masterful hypocrite lecturing his successor on the importance of putting the rule of law ahead of politics after eight years of putting politics ahead of the rule of law.

Obama always had some great political crusade, from identity politics to international intervention, which trumped the rule of law. If Congress wouldn’t pass amnesty for illegal aliens, he would. If it wouldn’t cover ObamaCare subsidies, he would divert the money anyway. If it wouldn’t agree to bomb Libya, he would do it on his own while lying to Congress and to the American people.

Guns were smuggled to drug cartels to undermine the Second Amendment. A man was arrested for a YouTube video mocking Islam. Another was killed for protesting Federal land use policies. Race riots were organized by the Justice Department. Police officers were lynched while hundreds of drug dealers were freed. Islamic terrorists were released while our soldiers were locked up in America and Iran.

His union allies wanted their own people on the National Labor Relations Board. And he used illegal fake recess appointments to make it happen. The Supreme Court found his actions unconstitutional, but by then the unions had their people in place for two years. Just like they got an illegal auto bailout.

If his leftist allies wanted money, he would blackmail big companies into making big payouts to them. Due process vanished from college campuses. Members of Congress and Trump officials were spied on to protect the Iran nuke deal and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The rule of law didn’t exist under Obama.

But now it’s coming back.

Attorney General Sessions began his remarks before the House Judiciary Committee by declaring that the rule of law “forms the foundation for our liberty, our safety, and our prosperity. In this rule of law, we are blessed beyond all nations.”

And he summarized what he had been doing in less than a year to restore the rule of law to America.

The leading source of gun violence in America is actually gang violence. But Obama had freed drug dealers and gone easy on gang violence. And then treated the resulting gun violence as a pretext for gun control. This was most notable in the Fast and Furious scandal. But it was also general policy that empowered criminals to kill while using their crimes as a pretext to disarm their potential victims.

Instead of targeting gun owners, Attorney General Sessions is going after gangs. While Obama clamored for new gun laws, his DOJ failed to enforce existing gun laws and prosecutions dropped sharply. The DOJ is reacting to the rise in violent crime under Obama by going after the criminals and enforcing the law.

The rule of law is back.

The rise in violent crime was driven by the Ferguson Effect. Obama sent a message to the police that if they enforced the law, they would be punished. The good guys got the message. So did the bad guys.

As Attorney General Sessions notes,” Last year, we saw a staggering 61 percent increase in the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty because of a felony, and on average, more than 150 officers were assaulted every single day.”

The Holder-Lynch coup by black nationalists and their sympathizers in the Justice Department is over. There are still many problematic figures in the DOJ. And due to structure of the Federal government, it’s very difficult to clean them out. But the war on the police is over.

“We are making it clear that we stand with our law enforcement partners 100 percent. They are the solution to crime, not the problem,” Attorney General Sessions declared.

The rule of law is back.

Obama used the DOJ to divert billions in settlement money from banks and corporations to the likes of La Raza and the National Urban League. In the summer, the slush fund was shut down.

“We have prohibited so-called third party settlements that were being used to bankroll outside interest groups,” Attorney General Sessions reiterated.

Shutting down the illegal leftist slush fund restores the rule of law.

Instead of diverting settlement money to leftist groups, Sessions reached settlements with conservative groups targeted by Obama’s IRS. The use of the IRS to persecute political opponents was one of the ugliest hours of the Obama era. After the scandal broke, Obama said, “The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way.” And now that he’s on his non-stop vacation, the IRS is actually doing that.

The rule of law is back.

In September, Attorney General Sessions opened a press conference with the announcement that Obama’s illegal alien amnesty, which was itself illegal, was being rescinded.

“The executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions. Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch,” he pointed out.

“No greater good can be done for the overall health and well-being of our Republic, than preserving and strengthening the impartial rule of law.”

At the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Sessions called Obama’s illegal alien amnesty, “one of the most dramatic erosions of the Congressional appropriations power in our history.”

The rule of law is back.

In October, Attorney General Sessions issued guidelines stating, “no one should be forced to choose between living out his or her faith and complying with the law.” Later that month, the ObamaCare birth control mandate cases were settled. ”As this president and this attorney general have made clear, they will always seek to protect and defend religious liberty,” the DOJ spokesman stated.

At the House hearing, Sessions listed the attacks on religious liberty among the “unlawful policies” of the Obama regime.

That means the religious freedom of bakers and nuns, of small businesses and churches. Those are among the people whose First Amendment rights were violated by Obama. And those are among the people that the new Justice Department is standing up for.

The new Justice Department isn’t just protecting people, it’s protecting entire states. In his statement, Sessions noted the DOJ’s defense of “state voter identification laws” and “redistricting plans”.

Not to mention “free speech on college campuses”.

In September, Sessions had warned that free speech on campuses was under attack. “The Department of Justice will do its part in this struggle. We will enforce federal law, defend free speech, and protect students’ free expression.”

That is what the rule of law looks like.

Obama and his appointees undermined the rule of law at every turn. And even with him out of office, they are continuing their campaign to replace the rule of law with the rule of the left.

For nearly a decade, there was no rule of law. There was only the rule of Obama.

Before he noted that he had spent 20 hours testifying before Congress, Attorney General Sessions laid out a list of the battles he had fought to restore the laws that Obama had violated.

The Clintons and Obama had sixteen years in which to do what they liked. And the damage to our institutions reflects that. It can’t and won’t be repaired overnight. Not with so many activists from the opposition party embedded deeply in the DOJ, the judiciary and other government institutions.

Restoring the rule of law is a thankless battle. But in the long run, it’s the only battle that counts.

7 of the 14 Saudis arrested for corruption worked with the Podesta group.

7 of the 14 Saudis arrested for corruption worked with the Podesta group. If Tony is indicted Huma will be also. Huma has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood which is how Clinton’s campaign was funded by Saudi Arabia. Would be a shame if this got out showing she knew they were also funding ISIS. 

The Air Force’s ‘rods from god’ could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon — with no fallout

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The 107-country Outer Space Treaty signed in 1967 prohibits nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons from being placed in or used from Earth’s orbit. What they didn’t count on was the US Air Force’s most simple weapon ever: a tungsten rod that could hit a city with the explosive power of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

During the Vietnam War, the US used what it called “Lazy Dog” bombs. These were simply solid steel pieces, less than 2 inches long, fitted with fins. There was no explosive — they were simply dropped by the hundreds from planes flying above Vietnam.

Lazy Dog projectiles (aka “kinetic bombardment”) could reach speeds of up to 500 mph as they fell to the ground and could penetrate 9 inches of concrete after being dropped from as little as 3,000 feet.

The idea is like shooting bullets at a target, except instead of losing velocity as it travels, the projectile is gaining velocity and energy that will be expended on impact. They were shotgunning a large swath of jungle, raining bullet-size death at high speeds.

That’s how Project Thor came to be.

Instead of hundreds of small projectiles from a few thousand feet, Thor used a large projectile from a few thousand miles above the Earth. The “rods from god” idea was a bundle of telephone-pole-size (20 feet long, 1 foot in diameter) tungsten rods, dropped from orbit, reaching a speed of up to 10 times the speed of sound.

The rod itself would penetrate hundreds of feet into the Earth, destroying any potential hardened bunkers or secret underground sites. More than that, when the rod hits, the explosion would be on par with the magnitude of a ground-penetrating nuclear weapon — but with no fallout.

Such a weapon could destroy a target with 15 minutes‘ notice.

One Quora user who works in the defense aerospace industry quoted a cost of no less than $10,000 a pound to fire anything into space. With 20 cubic feet of dense tungsten weighing in at just over 24,000 pounds, the math is easy. Just one of the rods would be prohibitively expensive. The cost of $230 million a rod was unimaginable during the Cold War.

These days, not so much. The Bush administration even considered revisiting the idea to hit underground nuclear sites in rogue nations in the years following 9/11. Interestingly enough, the cost of a single Minuteman III ICBM was $7 million in 1962, when it was first introduced ($57 million adjusted for inflation).

The trouble with a nuclear payload is that it isn’t designed to penetrate deep into the surface. And the fallout from a nuclear device can be devastating to surrounding, potentially friendly areas.

A core takeaway from the concept of weapons like Project Thor’s is that hypersonic weapons pack a significant punch and may be the future of global warfare.

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South Africa has serious problems with murderous cannibals

This August, a South African “traditional healer” walked into a police station, complaining that he was “tired” of being in a secret cannibal ring. At first the cops didn’t know what to think, but when he produced a gaggle of dismembered human body parts, they started to suspect there might be something to his story. When they followed him to his house, they found a cooking pot full of human ears.

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South Africa cannibals become a serious threat.

Since then five men have been arrested for possessing human body parts, which these “healers” told their clients had magic properties if consumed.

Of course, they never explained them that the flesh offered was obtained by robbing graves. Police charged the men with murder after they found a missing woman buried under some nearby rocks.

The local Traditional Healers Organization had to clarify that they were “against bogus traditional healers who use human body parts.” Local residents took to the streets with signs reading “Say no to cannibalism.

A month later, in September 2017, Mount Frere police found a man who had beheaded a woman and was eating her body on his front lawn. He charged at the police, screaming, and they shot him in true horror movie fashion.

It looks like South African cannibals pop up in clusters, like movies about asteroids.