Saturday, April 30, 2016

Trump’s Life

Donald Trump Reveals the Struggles that kept his Faith in Jesus Strong

Many are quick to label Donald Trump as a “racist” or “sexist,” but there’s a side of “The Donald” most people have yet to see — until now.

For more than three decades, Trump’s assertive personality has been captivating millions of people around the world. Although the famous real estate mogul seems to have it all, Trump’s testimony illustrates the life of someone who’s conquered all the odds stacked against him – no matter how many people try to take him down.

I’ve always admired Donald Trump, but after learning all that he’s been through, I admire him even more!

Going through tough times is a wonderful thing, and everybody should try it. Once.” – Donald Trump

Donald Trump has sparked more controversy than any other presidential candidate in history (including Abraham Lincoln), and became the frontrunner shortly after the first Republican debate. But like most historical figures, Trump wasn’t always the leader of the pack.

On June 14, 1946, Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York. He was the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. His father was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.

As a child, Trump was energetic and assertive – so his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy at the age of 13, hoping the discipline of the school would be a positive influence on his unique personality.

“As an adolescent, I was mostly interested in creating mischief,” Trump explained. “I liked to stir things up, and I liked to test people.”

The prestigious academy, founded in 1889 by Civil War veteran Charles Jefferson Wright, took pride in its reputation for whipping rebellious youths into shape.

“I did very well under the military system,” Trump said in an interview. “I became one of the top guys at the whole school.”

Trump was not only a star athlete, but also a star student. He excelled both socially and academically, and his peers looked up to him as a leader.

As soon as 17-year-old Donald Trump was named a captain for his senior year, he ordered the officers under his command to keep strict discipline: Shoes had to be shined. Beds had to be made. Underclassmen had to spring to attention.

Only a month into Trump’s tenure, the highly-respected captain was transferred to an even more prestigious position — a new job on the school staff.

“I had total control over the cadets,” he said in a recent interview. “That’s why I got a promotion — because I did so good.”

The school had an powerful impact on Trump’s political views due to its conservative content and culture. Students were forbidden to leave campus during the week. In addition to math and English, subjects like military history were mandatory and students learned how to fire rifles and mortars. Girls would not be allowed to attend until more than a decade after Trump’s time there.

After graduating in 1964, Trump attended Fordham University for two years then transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics. But it was another passion that Trump went on to pursue.

“Without passion you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing.” – Donald Trump

DID YOU KNOW: Joel Olsteen has called Donald Trump “a friend of our ministry” and “a good man.” Although many criticize Trump’s unconventional Christian faith, very few people know that he was raised in a church. Trump’s parents took him to church every week and they instilled their son with conservative values. True to his Christian roots, Trump even collects Bibles and keeps a Bible near his bed.

“People are so shocked when they find out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.” – Donald Trump

Inspired by his father, Trump decided to pursue a career in real estate development. In 1971, Donald Trump earned control of his father’s company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which he eventually renamed the Trump Organization.
Although Trump experienced success in the real estate industry multiple times, it wasn’t until 1982 that he gained national attention with the opening of Trump Tower – a monumental $200-million apartment-retail complex. The 58-story building was unlike any real estate Americans had ever seen before, with a six-story atrium lined with pink marble and included an 80-foot waterfall.

“From the day I built [Trump Tower] it’s been successful. It’s not my biggest building, it’s not my biggest job, and I’ve made more money on other things than I have at Trump Tower, but I think my favorite building will always be Trump Tower,” Trump revealed.

Little did Trump know then, he would become the media’s new target with an empire destined to crumble.

Trump’s resilience was put to the test when the real estate market crashed in 1990, plummeting the value and income from his empire and net worth. Against all odds, Trump managed to climb back from a deficit of nearly $900 million, claiming to have reached a high point of more than $2 billion, according to reports.

But there was an even bigger pain tugging at his heart…
During the time of his financial troubles, Trump was also going through a controversial divorce from his first wife, Ivana. The two got married in 1977, and after the 1978 birth of the couple’s first of three children, Donald John Trump Jr., Ivana was named vice president of the Trump Organization.
When Trump realized his empire and marriage was crumbling before him, he isolated himself in a small apartment on a lower floor of Trump Tower. He went days without leaving his building, having hamburgers and French fries from the nearby New York Delicatessen delivered to him. Trump was losing it — in front of millions of people wishing him failure.

Despite the media’s attempt to tarnish his reputation and make his life a living hell, Trump rose above the hate and divorced amicably from Ivana in 1991 – where she walked away with a reported $25 million. Trump even poked fun at the scandal when he and Ivana starred in a Pizza Hut commercial together in 1995.

Trump endured another highly publicized divorce from a fledgling actress, Marla Maples, in 1997. The two got married in 1993 and had a daughter together. When their divorce was finalized in 1999, Maples received $2 million from a prenuptial agreement with Trump.

However, Trump did not let these personal upheavals discourage his quest for true love – nor did he let it interfere with his career.

Trump’s challenging times paid off in 2004 when he began starring in the NBC reality series The Apprentice, which quickly became a hit. His high-profile persona was intriguing and entertaining, and the show became such a success that it resulted in several spin-offs, such as The Celebrity Apprentice.

In January 2005, Trump married Melania Knauss, who gave birth to a son, Barron William Trump, in March 2006; it was her first child and Trump’s fifth.

“A good marriage is like negotiating an important deal: You have to consider all the factors, thoughtfully and thoroughly. If you were investing a large part of yourself and your fortune into a venture, believe me, you’d make sure you thought about it for a long time first. That’s how I see marriage. It’s serious, and it’s important. I don’t approach it any more haphazardly than I do a very important deal. In fact, considering the amount of deals I’ve made compared to the number of marriages I’ve had, I’d say I’m quite cautious about marriage. You should be, too.” – Donald Trump
The catalyst to Trump’s empire was his official announcement to run for president on the Republican ticket on June 16, 2015.

Although Trump’s career was in real estate development, he always expressed his passion for politics. During an interview with Oprah in 1988, Trump revealed his disagreement with American government — giving the public a small taste of his White House ambitions.

In the 1988 interview, Oprah asks Trump if he would ever consider running for president. The real estate mogul made it clear that although he disagrees with the direction America was headed, presidency wasn’t a priority. However, if Trump noticed the country was trapped in such a dark, deep hole — he felt it was his calling to run for president and lead the country in a positive direction. It appears that time is now.
“I probably wouldn’t run for president,” Trump told Oprah. “But I do get tired of seeing what’s happening with this country and if it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.”

From the moment Trump announced his run for presidency, people of all diversities felt “offended” by his brutal honesty.
Whether you love him or love to hate him, Donald Trump has gained your attention – and the fact that his critics pour so much energy and time into condemning his anti-political correctness is proof that he’s already in charge of the American people.

“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either.” – Donald Trump

But maybe it’s Trump’s anti-political correctness that our country has been missing for so long. Think about it: there’s a reason we all fell in love with Simon Cowell’s comments on American Idol. According to sociology experts, we’ve been craving for TRUTH ever since God was kicked out of American schools — and Trump isn’t afraid to give us that truth.

“When God was kicked out of our schools, truth also packed its bags and children were left to find meaning in cheap diplomas and certificates of participation. But the real world does not function on the measure of one’s sincerity no matter how hard one works – if the hard work one produces is still below average. And it cares even less about one’s self-esteem.”

Donald Trump is EXACTLY what our nation needs — and his educational, social, and professional background is proof. We don’t just need a leader, we need a FEARLESS leader: someone who isn’t afraid to speak the truth, someone who’s willing to put in the effort to shake Washington D.C. up and make America great again.
Thank you, Donald Trump, for reminding the world what a TRUE American looks like.

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“Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in an abundance of counselors there is victory.” – Proverbs 11:14


As a Constitutionalist I started out backing Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, but after the first couple of “debates”, it was clear that Trump stood out from the crowd.  I had written earlier that “the one who tells the most truth will win.”  I was right.

I didn’t know a lot of the background information I found in this article. What I did find was the similarities in our love of New York and our educational backgrounds. I entered 3rd grade at Holy Child School in Queens NY in 1949.  I attended and graduated from Christian Brothers College Military HS in St. Louis Mo. and I attended and graduated from St. Louis University, a Jesuit University just like Fordham. My time in New York was an amazing blessing. I became a leader in military school and I know the courses Trump took at Fordham.

I never suffered divorce, but did have 6 kids. I didn’t go into a family business, but followed my own interests; I was inner-directed. I did suffer set-backs, but not after realizing that I wouldn’t rest until I rested in Jesus. After that my life exceeded my expectations.  I am left with the feeling of gratefulness.  

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Government Employee Unions

Labor unions generally bypassed government employees because they were controlled mostly by the patronage system used by the political parties before the arrival of civil service. Post Office workers did form unions. The National Association of Letter Carriers started in 1889 and grew quickly. By the mid-1960s it had 175,000 members in 6,400 local branches.

Several competing organizations of postal clerks emerged starting in the 1890s. Merger discussions dragged on for years, until finally the NFPOC, UNMAPOC and others merged in 1961 as the United Federation of Postal Clerks. Another round of mergers in 1971 produced the American Postal Workers Union (APWU). In 2012 the APWU had 330,000 members. The various postal unions did not engage in strikes.

Main article: Boston Police Strike
Historian Joseph Slater, says, "Unfortunately for public sector unions, the most searing and enduring image of their history in the first half of the twentieth century was the Boston police strike. The strike was routinely cited by courts and officials through the end of the1940s." Governor Calvin Coolidge broke the strike and the legislature took control of the police away from city officials.

The police strike chilled union interest in the public sector in the 1920s. The major exception was the emergence of unions of public school teachers in the largest cities; they formed the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), affiliated with the AFL. In suburbs and small cities, the National Education Association (NEA) became active, but it insisted it was not a labor union but a professional organization.

New Deal era[edit]
In the mid 1930s efforts were made to unionize WPA workers, but were opposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Moe points out that Roosevelt, "an ardent supporter of collective bargaining in the private sector, was opposed to it in the public sector."Roosevelt in 1937 told the nation what the position of his government was: "All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.... The very nature and purposes of government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with government employee organizations.

"Little New Deal" era[edit]
Change came in the 1950s. In 1958 New York mayor Robert Wagner, Jr. issued an executive order, called "the little Wagner Act," giving city employees certain bargaining rights, and gave their unions with exclusive representation (that is, the unions alone were legally authorized to speak for all city workers, regardless of whether or not some workers were members.) Management complained but the unions had power in city politics.

By the 1960s and 1970s public-sector unions expanded rapidly to cover teachers, clerks, firemen, police, prison guards and others. In 1962, President John Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988, upgrading the status of unions of federal workers.

Recent years[edit]
After 1960 public sector unions grew rapidly and secured good wages and high pensions for their members. While manufacturing and farming steadily declined, state- and local-government employment quadrupled from 4 million workers in 1950 to 12 million in 1976 and 16.6 million in 2009.

In 2009 the U.S. membership of public sector unions surpassed membership of private sector unions for the first time, at 7.9m and 7.4m respectively.
In 2011 states faced a growing fiscal crisis and the Republicans had made major gains in the 2010 elections.

Public sector unions came under heavy attack especially in Wisconsin, as well as Indiana, New Jersey and Ohio from conservative Republican legislatures. 2012 update.Conservative state legislatures tried to drastically reduce the abilities of unions to collectively bargain. Conservatives argued that public unions were too powerful since they helped elect their bosses, and that overly generous pension systems were too heavy a drain on state budgets.

See also[edit]

Union Image on Thin Ice

Labor Unions and the Minimum Wage: “We Got Ours — Screw You.” by Gary North on 4/30/16

Fred Reed wrote a gem of a rhetorical essay, “Capitalism and the Minimum Wage: ‘I Got Mine, Screw You.'” I was so impressed that I stole it, almost word for word, changing only “capitalism” to “trade unionism.” Reed is a master of rhetoric. When his logic is sound, he is devastating — a model.

The problem comes in this case from his focus on producers: capitalists. This is mercantilist. The free market focuses on consumers. Why? Because they own the most marketable commodity: money. This point was made by Carl Menger in his final essay on economics in 1892. Ludwig von Mises wrote The Theory of Money and Credit (1912) in terms of this principle.

Producers compete with producers to gain consumers’ money. Consumers want lower prices. Capitalists cut costs so they can offer lower prices. Customers drive the process. They are self-centered. They ask “What’s in it for me?” They ask: “What have you done for me lately?”

The ruthlessness of producers is driven by the ruthlessness of consumers. When it comes to ruthlessness, I can do no better than to quote Pogo Possum: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” So, read Reed’s essay. The read mine. Same rhetoric, different analysis.

He asks us to follow the money. This is correct. But we must follow it all the way back to its source: consumers. He began with producers: capitalists. I begin with producers: labor unions. They both want deliverance from consumers. They both invoke the state. “Help! Consumers are ruthless!” My advice: trust neither group. Instead, start with consumers. They have the money.

To understand the arguments of labor union economist in favor of the minimum wage, follow the money. In all the thickets of pious reasoning about the merits of trade unionism and economic justice, and of collective bargaining, and of allowing this marvelous mechanism to work its magic, and of what Walter Reuther said, the key is the dollar. The rest is fraud. Carefully ignored is the question that will be crucial in coming decades: What to do about an ever-increasing number of union members for whom there is no work.

There is of course much hypocrisy in the theoretical edifice. For example, unions argue that the minimum wage constitutes a morally necessary interference by the government in the conduct of business–meanwhile sending armies of lobbyists to Washington to make the government ignore laws against union cartels. In fact, unions have no objection to federal refusal to enforce the law. They just want it to be laissez faire such that it puts more money in their pockets. Nothing more. Ever.

In like fashion they say that they want to protect the worker’s freedom to associate–yes, his freedom, such is the union’s benevolence, the worker’s freedom of association–to keep non-union members from selling their labor at a mutually agreed price. Curiously, in practice this means the union’s freedom to push wages as close to business bankruptcy as it can get away with. This miraculous congruence of high principle with high wages for union members is among the wonders of the universe.

In every case, without exception, the labor union official’s high principles will lead to more in his pocket. He will be for a minimum wage because, he says, it encourages inner city young blacks to stay in school and earn a diploma. You can just tell he is deeply concerned about young blacks. He probably wakes up in the middle of the night, worrying about them. He doesn’t, however, let any of them in the union.

Purely incidentally, having a minimum wage saves him . . . competition from scabs. And if he were truly concerned about young blacks, might he not express this concern by letting them into the union, so they can earn a living wage after graduation? Nah.


Unions and the Democrat Party both support minimum wage increases because they want to maintain the image of being “for the little guy”.  They do this to ensure that most of the poor remain in the Democrat Party as voters.  This façade is beginning to collapse as the poor struggle under the yoke of governments’ destruction of the US economy. Trump has opened the door to attract the poor into being Republicans so they can have an economy and will be able to act in their own self-interest.

As consumers, voters are paying premium prices for government services that produce poor outcomes.  The best way we can fix this is to remove these industries from government where we can, so that the market sets the price, not the government. That’s why we Constitutionalists want to make the federal government take their unconstitutional activities and give them to the States and the People.

It’s odd that Union members and Blacks have mainly been Democrats. When government opened the doors to government employee unionization in the 1960s in the States their rationale was to pay government employees “parody” with the private sector, but there was no capital to upgrade systems, so there was no method to provide productivity increases in government work. When they tried to automate, government failed and overspent and failed. As the Private Economy terminated their defined benefit pension plans, government kept them. So, now it costs twice as much to provide poor service.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Muslim Minnesota

MN: CAIR filing another employment discrimination case involving Somalis and prayer breaks, by Ann Corcoran 4/29/16

This one involves a manufacturer of door and window hardware (not meatpacking for a change).  For the life of me, I don’t know why these manufacturers keep doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome—hire Muslims then end up in legal hot water over prayer break times. And, if you don’t know what this is….this is creeping sharia!

CAIR-MN director Jaylani Hussein: 50% of our work now involves suing employers for discriminating against Muslims. See what ‘Minnesota nice’ gets you!

Owatonna is a little town of 25,000 or so in the southeast corner of the state within easy driving distance of the two big hubs of Somali refugee resettlement—-Minneapolis and Rochester.  However, Owatonna is a direct resettlement site too, see here. I love the irony! Be sure to see Owatonna embraces its Somalis!

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune two days ago:
Nearly two dozen Muslim Somali-Americans are filing discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity against hardware maker AmesburyTruth and Doherty Staffing Solutions.

The fired workers said they were denied a place to pray at an Owatonna, Minn., manufacturing plant and lost their jobs for trying to practice their religion.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is leading the effort on behalf of 21 former workers who were terminated in May and June 2015.

Owatonna, MN Main Street. They are changing America by changing the people! Followers of Islam pray five times each day — at daybreak, midday, afternoon, sunset and at night. Before prayer, Muslims are required to wash their faces, hands and feet with clean water, which normally is performed in a restroom sink.

AmesburyTruth is headquartered in Edina and makes hardware for doors and windows, weather strips and extrusions. The company has about 2,000 employees at 11 locations around the country.

The Owatonna plant employs about 800 workers and specializes in making windows, hinges, locks and other hardware used in casement windows.

CAIR-MN’s civil rights director Amarita Singh underscored that Muslim employees have the constitutional right to have employers accommodate their religious practices.

Jaylani Hussein, CAIR-MN’s executive director, said more than 50 percent of the organization’s casework now comes from these types of workers’ rights cases, though many are resolved without needing to involve the courts. Gee, I wonder why?

Nationwide, anti-Muslim sentiment has risen dramatically in the past year, sparking protests and anti-refugee legislation in Idaho, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and elsewhere, said Stephen Piggott of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit focused on civil rights. More here at the Star Tribune.

Search Somalis Minnesota here at RRW and it will keep you busy reading posts for hours! But, don’t miss this one (10,000 Somalis to MN in ten years!).

Addendum:  I’ve gotta try to remember to always add the latest Somali numbers—right now we are admitting them at the rate of 750 per month, see here.

Finland sends Refugees Home

Iraqi 'refugees' who left Finland because they didn't like the weather kiss the ground as they return to their home country, by Corey Charlton for mailonline, 2/19/16

Thousands of Iraqi refugees have decided to leave Finland to return home. They have cancelled asylum applications and are being flown to Baghdad. Many cited family issues and disappointment with the country's weather. Today they were pictured kissing the ground after landing back in Iraq. Others, overcome with emotion at seeing relatives, broke down in tears

Iraqi refugees who left Finland voluntarily due to chilly weather conditions have been pictured kissing the ground in joyous scenes upon their return to Baghdad. Thousands of the migrants who left Finland arrived back in the Iraqi capital today and were pictured greeting loved ones and celebrating their return home. They had originally fled to Finland only to become disappointed with life in the frosty Scandinavian country.

Photographs taken of their arrival in Baghdad showed some crying with relief at being reunited with loved ones, while others kissed the floor of the airport after touching down. 
Europe is in the grip of its worst migrant crisis since the Second World War, with more than a million people arriving last year having fled wars and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. 

Although Germany and Sweden have taken in many of the migrants, Finland too saw its number of asylum seekers increase nearly tenfold in 2015 to 32,500 from 3,600 in 2014.
Almost two thirds of these were young Iraqi men, but some changed their mind and returned after Finland chartered flights to Baghdad.

Officials said about 4,100 asylum seekers had so far cancelled their applications and that number was likely to reach 5,000 in the coming months. A majority of the home-bound migrants have told immigration services they want to return to their families, but some expressed disappointment with life in Finland.

Tobias van Treeck, programme officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said: 'Some say the conditions in Finland and the lengthy asylum process did not meet their expectations, or what they had been told by the people they paid for their travel.'

Nearly 80 percent of the migrants returning home are Iraqis. Only 22 of 877 Syrians - whose country is engulfed in civil war - and 35 of the 5,214 Afghans who sought asylum in Finland last year have asked to return to their home country. Alsaedi Hussein, buying a flight back to Baghdad at a small travel agency in Helsinki, said last week: 'My baby boy is sick, I need to get back home. 

Somalia-born Muhiadin Hassan, who runs a travel agency, said he was selling 15 to 20 flights to Baghdad every day. 'It's been busy here for the past few months,' he said.

Finland had been preparing to reject up to 20,000 asylum seekers from 2015, but the number of voluntary returnees could significantly reduce that figure. Paivi Nerg, an official for the Finnish interior ministry, said: 'The number of returnees is increasing steadily.

'All asylum seekers are informed about the options for voluntary return and about the available financial assistance. However, most Iraqi returnees pay for their own flight home or seek help from Iraq's embassy in Helsinki, she added. Last year the Finnish government and the IOM provided financial help to 631 returnees and a similar number is expected this year.

The charter flights will carry up to 100 passengers back to Baghdad from Helsinki every week for as long as demand lasts, officials said. Along with other Nordic states, Finland has recently tightened its immigration policies, for example requiring working-age asylum seekers to do some unpaid work.

Hostility to migrants has also increased in Finland, a country with little experience of mass immigration and which now has economic problems. Germany too, which took in 1.1 million people in 2015, has seen small numbers of Iraqi refugees choosing to go home.  For more of the latest Iraq news visit

Friday, April 29, 2016

Europeans have had enough

Shockwaves across Europe as far-right party wins Austrian election by Katie Mansfield, 4/25/16

THE LEADER of an anti-migrant party has taken pole position in the Austrian presidential elections - paving the way for the disruption to the two-party government system which has ruled the country since 1945.

Norbert Hofer, the candidate for Austria's right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), won 36.4 per cent of the vote, and will face an independent candidate in the final vote next month. 
It was the Freedom Party's best result in a national election and comes after a campaign that focused on the impact of the migrant crisis.

More than 100,000 refugees have arrived in Austria since last summer. The migrant crisis has divided the country and, in a major U-turn, the government, who initially backed German chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy, shut Austria’s borders. 

FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache said: "This is the beginning of a new political era. Today political history is being written in Austria."

“One thing has become clear here - a huge and massive dissatisfaction with the government... I am convinced that as president, Norbert Hofer, will act as protector of the Austrian people.”

Hofer, who has run an anti-immigrant and anti-Europe campaign will now go head-to-head with environmentalist and pro-refugee Alexander van der Bellen on May 22 for the president post, which is largely a ceremonial role. 

The result, if confirmed in the next round, means that for the first time since 1945, Austria will not have a president backed by either the left leaning SPÖ or the conservative ÖVP.

Concerns have been raised if Hofer is elected he could push to bring forward a parliamentary election due to take place in 2018 as support for his party has surged in the wake of the migrant crisis. 

Hofer’s success marks the first time that neither of the main ruling parties have been in the running for the presidency since the Second World War.

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Obama PRAISES Merkel for handling of migrant crisis but Germans want her OUT, by Rebecca Perring, 4/25/16


BARACK OBAMA has praised Angela Merkel for her handling of the escalating EU migrant crisis despite growing cracks in the German chancellor’s power base as her approval ratings plummet over her immigration stance.

During a visit to Hannover, the US president said: “She is on the right side of history on this. "In this globalized world, it is very difficult for us to simply build walls.”

His remarks come amid an increasingly fractious debate over radical Islamism in Germany, sparked by Mrs Merkel's ill-fated open door asylum policy. 

Shocking opinion polls delivered a crushing blow to the
German Chancellor as it was revealed Mrs. Merkel's conservatives lost in two out of three state elections.

Germans appear to be punishing her accommodative refugee policy.

More than 1.1 million migrants entered Germany last year, with most coming from Middle Eastern and North African countries.

But Mrs Merkel's grip on power is growing ever weaker, with rebellion growing across the country against her controversial immigration policies. 

She has consistently berated other EU states for introducing border controls to bring the migrant flow under control, ever since she made a pledge last summer to welcome all Syrians with open arms. 

However growing cracks appeared and members of her own movement begin to openly question her stance on immigration following the horrific Cologne sex acts, forcing her to back down. 

Immigrants were responsible for the sex attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve when gangs of them robbed and molested hundreds of women. 

And in what appeared to be a turnaround, in January the German chancellor promised to give authorities more powers to crack down on migrants who commit crimes, including deporting them. 

Chancellor Merkel performed a u-turn on her stance with Syrian and Iraqi refugees, saying that they will have to leave Germany once Islamic State (ISIS) has finally been defeated.

Earlier today, Mr. Obama received a very warm welcome from the German chancellor, just a day before 30,000 protestors took to the streets to campaign against, which the president is fiercely pushing for.


Europeans need to realize that their elected officials are to blame for bringing Europe to the brink of extinction.  Europeans need to deport most of their Muslims back to their home countries and revoke their citizenship if they have it. They need to wipe their welfare rolls clean and spend that money to reduce their government debts.

Europeans need to quit the UN and the EU and reestablish their own sovereignty. They need to repeal all oppressive laws and give their citizens the freedom to make their own choices about everything.  European governments need to get out of the “Nanny-State” business and shrink their debt, footprint and cost.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader