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Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Prompts Constitutional Questions About Sovereignty


Trump Travel Ban Prompts Constitutional Questions About Sovereignty

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Demonstrators march against the immigration polices of President Donald Trump and other issues on February 11, 2017, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
By Chuck MorseFriday, 24 Mar 2017 12:00 PMMore Posts by Chuck Morse
Does a person or a group of people have a right to travel or to immigrate from one sovereign nation to another?
This question is being tested by American judges responding to the Trump administration's attempt to regulate foreign travel and refugee status. Several federal judges have sought to grant constitutional rights, under the guise of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, to foreign non-citizens who seek to travel to or settle in the United States.
Does the American constitution extend to the rest of the world? The fundamental question is whether the United States, or for that matter any sovereign nation has the right to decide who enters the national home.
What is at stake here is the definition of property and national sovereignty.
International law and custom, historically and presently, indicate that all nations reserve the right to make such determinations. Such a right of nations is as natural as the right of the individual or the family to decide who enters the private home. There are laws in place to protect those rights. To enter a person’s home uninvited could lead to legal charges such as trespassing or breaking and entering.
This natural right is observable in the animal kingdom. The bird decides which animal goes near its nest. The bee detects an intruder into the hive. No person, no animal, no nation needs to explain why they have chosen to exclude any visitor from their home.
Yet there are moral questions to consider.
It was immoral, for example, for the Roosevelt Administration to deny entry to Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Europe. Their lives were in danger, they had few if any options open to them, and they had the resources and sponsors who were willing to take responsibility for them, yet America slammed the door shut. In the 1970’s, America was right to welcome Vietnamese boat people fleeing the brutal communist jack-boot. Likewise, America welcomed Cubans fleeing that slave island at least until the final days of the Obama Administration when Obama, as one of his last acts in office, slammed that door shut.
For better or for worse, our government ought to retain the right to make such decisions on behalf of the American people.
As a sovereign nation, like all sovereign nations, we must reserve the right to determine who enters our nation. No person or group has a right to go from nation A to nation B without the consent of nation B. If our nation is denied this right, for any reason, then our government is hog-tied in its ability to protect our safety as well as our culture and our land. We should be free to debate, without rancor or hyperbole, the serious question of whether it is in our interest, as a nation and as a culture, to admit any foreigner or foreign group.
Chuck Morse is a radio host who broadcasts live Thursday's at 10 a.m. ET at WMFO-Tufts. Chuck hosts the podcast "Chuck Morse Speaks" on iTunes and Stitcher and his books are available on Amazon.com. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chuck Morse discusses radical Islam at Tufts University


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Russian Double Game

The Russian Double Game
Chuck Morse

If the Russians played a role in our election, and FBI Director James Comey is in the process of conducting an investigation, then they were playing the same double game as they did back in the old Soviet days. Back then they drew inspiration from the Communist Manifesto which calls for the secret infiltration of targeted governments and societies by operatives who would use methods of subversion to bring about the desired changes. Marx called upon socialist agents to disguise themselves and adapt to conditions of the targeted society, to bore from within to use communist jargon.

The dialectical approach involves control over both sides of the argument, the creation of false conflict, and the stripping away of ideas that would stand in the way of the communist goal which was a worldwide collectivist system. In this manner, communist operatives might be disguised as a cleric, a religious leader, even a conservative who would subtly change the
direction of the targeted group. Congressional testamony indicates that these methods were used in the 20th Century by the Soviets to infiltrate American unions, corporations, academia, cultural institutions, and the government itself.

This method may have been employed to influence the Trump campaign although it is doubtful that the Russians, in the remote possibility that they infiltrated the Trump campaign, wanted Trump to win the election. Their candidate was more likely Hillary Clinton who they had already effectively compromised. According to the New York Times Cash flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal, dated April 23, 2015, Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, signed off on a uranium deal that allowed a Russian company to purchase American uranium and assume control over one fifth of American uranium production. The deal, which was partially hidden from the Obama Administration, was followed by millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation and a half a million dollar “honorarium” for former President Bill Clinton to speak in Moscow.

Russian Television, RT, is a major Russian propaganda arm that has a growing influence within American leftist circles. American leftist media commentators including Thom Hartmann, Ed Schults and Mike Papantonio as well as more mainstream commentators such as Larry King and Peter Lavelle are all on their network and payroll. In classic Soviet style, the left-wingers on RT are leaders in the vanguard movement against President Donald Trump. Indeed this represents the dialectic in its purest form as they accuse President Trump of collusion with Russia from their own Russian platform.

In Soviet times, the international communist conspiracy, coordinated from the Kremlin, was

only one finger in the hand. Other pieces of the appendage included establishment and even conservative and religious groups that had been infiltrated and compromised. It now appears that a similar hand might be at play against President Trump as this establishment, which did not expect him to win, very well might be trying to harry his effort to return governing responsibilities back to the people. Indeed, if common ground and aims can be at all detected and are at play, reason and observation would indicate that such collusion on the part of the Russian oligarchs is likely.

Is travel and immigration a right?

Is travel and immigration a right?
Chuck Morse

Does a person or a group of people have a right to travel or to immigrate from one sovereign nation to another? This question is being tested by American judges responding to the Trump Administration attempt to regulate foreign travel and refugee status. 

Several federal judges have sought to grant constitutional rights, under the guise of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, to foreign non-citizens who seek to travel to or settle in the United States. Does the American constitution extend to the rest of the world? The fundamental question is whether the United States, or for that matter any sovereign nation has the right to decide who enters the national home.
What is at stake here is the definition of property and national sovereignty.
International law and custom, historically and presently, indicate that all nations reserve the right to make such determinations. Such a right of nations is as natural as the right of the individual or the family to decide who enters the private home. There are laws in place to protect those rights. To enter a person’s home uninvited could lead to legal charges such as trespassing or breaking and entering.

This natural right is observable in the animal kingdom. The bird decides which animal goes near its nest. The bee detects an intruder into the hive. No person, no animal, no nation needs to explain why they have chosen to exclude any visitor from their home.
Yet there are moral questions to consider. It was immoral, for example, for the Roosevelt Administration to deny entry to Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Europe. Their lives were in danger, they had few if any options open to them, and they had the resources and sponsors who were willing to take responsibility for them yet America slammed the door shut. In the 1970’s, America was right to welcome Vietnamese boat people fleeing the brutal communist jack-boot. Likewise, America welcomed Cubans fleeing that slave island at least until the final days of the Obama Administration when Obama, as one of his last acts in office, slammed that door shut.


For better or for worse our government ought to retain the right to make such decisions on behalf of the American people. As a sovereign nation, like all sovereign nations, we must reserve the right to determine who enters our nation. No person or group has a right to go from nation A to nation B without the consent of nation B. If our nation is denied this right, for any reason, then our government is hog-tied in its ability to protect our safety as well as our culture and our land. We should be free to debate, without rancor or hyperbole, the serious question of whether it is in our interest, as a nation and as a culture, to admit any foreigner or foreign group.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chuck Morse discusses Trump travel ban at Tufts University

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017

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McCarthyism of Al Franken, Left Undermines American Interests

McCarthyism of Al Franken, Left Undermines American Interests

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U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy (1909-57). (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
By Chuck MorseMonday, 13 Mar 2017 12:53 PMMore Posts by Chuck Morse
Senator Al Franken, D-Minnesota, while pushing the fake conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia, routinely asks Republican nominees if they had any Russian contacts. He asked Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions if he had contact with Russians on behalf of the Trump campaign. Sessions answered honestly when he said no, however, and as is normal for any Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he had plenty of contact with the Russian Ambassador in that capacity. If the Democrats are successful in pulling off their Russia hoax, then Franken and the Democrats might be able to make the case for perjury.
They have not, however, made the case as even Obama Director of Intelligence James Clapper admits that his investigation of these charges came up with no evidence.
The tactic employed by Franken harkens back to the congressional hearings hosted by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wisconsin, back in the 1950’s, when he asked government officials if they had contact with Russia, except for one difference.
Joe McCarthy was right.
Senators John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., Lyndon B. Johnson, D-Texas, Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minnesota, as well as others inside and outside of government agreed with McCarthy’s contention that many government employees, starting in the 1930’s, had secretly colluded with Soviet Russia. Indeed, the de-classified Venona intercepts and the opening of Russian archives in the 1990’s proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that American officials did collude with Communist Russia. Many of those same officials, among them FDR’s Under Secretary of State Alger Hiss and his Under Secretary of the Treasury Harry Dexter White, had put the interests of both Stalin and, I might add, Adolf Hitler over those of their own country in the first two years of World War II.
It was during this period, Aug. 1939-June 1941, that the international left was essentially allied with Nazi Germany. After the war, the clear majority of Americans, including many prominent liberals, wanted this conspiracy investigated. The far left mocked Americans, accusing them of paranoia, of seeing a Red under every bed.
Now the shoe is on the other foot. Now the left sees a Russian under every bed.
But in a sense the enemies of McCarthy back then are the same as the enemies of President Donald Trump today. They sought to destroy McCarthy for his audacity in defending American interests in the same way that they now seek to damage Trump’s ability to do the same, to put Americans and American interests first. The American far left supported Stalin and Hitler back then because of a misguided and amoral belief in world order. Today the left supports open borders for the same reasons. Both then and now they seek to subsume the national interest and, I might point out, their own personal interests in exchange for some demented and artificial fantasy of an authoritarian international order of absolute equality.
When Joe McCarthy took on those who had secretly supported Hitler and Stalin, he was standing up for the same principles back then that Donald Trump is standing up for today.
Chuck Morse is an author and radio talk show host. Chuck received the 2003 Communicator of the Year award from the National Right to Work Committee and was named a "Heavy 100" Radio Talk Host by Talkers Magazine. Chuck ran for Congress in Massachusetts against Barney Frank. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Chuck Morse Letter: Newsmax Media



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Mar 7, 2017

Much to the chagrin of the legions of Trump haters, the anti-Semite who perpetrated at least eight of the recent spate of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers turns out to have been a leftist, an activist who sports a tattoo of Malcolm X.

Mar 3, 2017

Speaking at CPAC, Trump strategist Steve Bannon named the deconstruction of the administrative state as a primary goal of the Trump Administration. This set the left into a fiery paroxysm of rage.

Feb 27, 2017

Trump's refusal to kowtow to political correctness, the totalitarian idea which places every American under a microscope in a search for a racist gene, had neutralized the biggest weapon in the left-wing arsenal.

Feb 22, 2017

A meme permeating the leftist firmament compares President Donald Trump to famous fascists and dictators, including Hitler.

Feb 13, 2017

Apparently Warren is slipping in the polls in Massachusetts. Perhaps the people of Massachusetts have finally had enough of this phony and like the U.S. Senate, they are ready to tell her to sit down.

Feb 7, 2017

President Trump’s opponents, who constitute an incoherent combine of street protesters, Democrats, establishment Republicans and most of the top 1 percent wealthiest Americans, are motivated at their core by more than some insulting tweets.

Jan 30, 2017

While President Trump has accomplished more in his first week in office than Barack Obama did in 8 years, his boldest initiative so far has been his call for an investigation of vote fraud.

Jan 23, 2017

Obamacare, with its authoritarian confiscatory mandates and with its increasing premiums and deductibles, should be replaced by a free-market model that would insure more Americans at affordable rates while restoring competition and choice.


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Leftist Anti-Semitism of Marx Drove JCC Bomb Threat Suspect

Leftist Anti-Semitism of Marx Drove JCC Bomb Threat Suspect

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Persons believed to be family of Juan Thompson, who was arrested early Friday and charged with Cyberstalking, exit the Thomas Eagleton Federal courthouse Friday, March 3, 2017, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
By Chuck MorseTuesday, 07 Mar 2017 11:10 AMMore Posts by Chuck Morse
Much to the chagrin of the legions of Trump haters, the anti-Semite who allegedy perpetrated at least eight of the recent spate of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers turns out to have been a leftist, an activist who sports a tattoo of Malcolm X. Juan Thompson’s Twitter profile includes a Malcolm X quote: "You show me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker."
While anti-Semitism is itself an extremely complex subject, this event ought to serve as an educational opportunity to study the left-wing variant. After all, if the shoe were on the other foot, if Juan Thompson was a white male Trump supporter committing these crimes we would never have heard the end of it.
Karl Marx gave birth to modern leftist anti-Semitism with his infamous pamphlet "On the Jewish Question," published in 1843. This anti-Semitic tract, which would inform and inspire a young Austrian bohemian artist and street urchin by the name of Adolf Hitler, was re-published under the title "A World Without Jews." Marx gave a scientific veneer to already existing conspiracy theories about Jews which had the effect of making anti-Semitism acceptable and even fashionable in progressive circles.
Marx wrote: What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.
The pamphlet begins with Marx railing against Judaism as a religion that fosters separation which he viewed as an obstacle to his collectivist premise. He then condemns practical need and self-interest which he viewed as traits invented by Judaism. This is his attack on the self-interested individual who would be resistant to the self-sacrifice required for collectivism. His claim that Judaism advocates Huckstering is a condemnation of the free trade of goods and services as well as ideas which is natural to the transactions of free men and free societies. His claim that Judaism worships money is an attack on the institution of private property as money represents an abstract form of property and as a means of exchange.
Marx believed that by abolishing Judaism, or by making Judaism impossible as he praised it, individuals and societies would forget these ideas, which he considered to be false consciousness, and that society would thus progress, as he defined progress, toward the ultimate Utopian society of the one world ant colony, In a nutshell, Marx hated Judaism because he believed, and rightfully, that Judaism fostered individual identity and accomplishment through education, family, and through the worship of an immutable God that could not be manipulated by the corrupting hand of man.
Marx felt that Judaism, by spreading these ideas, which he labeled as false, had corrupted Christianity, and the United States. Indeed, Christianity and America had embraced to a high degree ideas which Marx condemned as Jewish because they are universal and true. Marx sought to annihilate that which was true to build his false utopia. In a style that represents classic leftism to this day, Marx projected these ideas onto Judaism to make his case that these ideas were unnatural or artificial.
The Malcolm X quote, "You show me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker," found on Juan Thompson’s Twitter profile, contains the Marxist conspiracy theory that provides the foundation for the entire Marxist edifice. The entire house of Marxism is built on this premise which is that the capitalist, the person who owns and accumulates capital, has done so by exploiting those who own or accumulate less capital than him. He has invented such things as self-interest, huckstering, or the right to trade, money, faith, family, and any institution that fosters individuality, as part of a conspiracy to exploit. Marx viewed religion itself, belief in God, as a form of false consciousness created by exploiters which is what he meant when he wrote that religion is the opiate of the masses.
Marx blamed the creation of these ideas on Judaism and he believed that by annihilating Judaism these ideas would wither away, to use his phrase, and that mankind would finally enter the last stage of progress, the one world bee hive. His letters and columns also indicate that he hated Jews because in his mind Jews embodied everything that he was not, self-made people who lifted themselves up from their bootstraps often in the face of adversity and hardship.
Today, Marx's brand of anti-Semitism has infected the thinking of many people on both the left and the right, not to mention of many Muslims. Echoes of this brand of anti-Semitism can be heard in those who rail against corporate interests or the “millionaires and billionaires.”
Indeed, this form of anti-Semitism might be an animating factor in this irrational and visceral hatred that many people hold toward Donald Trump even though Trump is not Jewish.
Chuck Morse is an author and radio talk show host. Chuck received the 2003 Communicator of the Year award from the National Right to Work Committee and was named a "Heavy 100" Radio Talk Host by Talkers Magazine. Chuck ran for Congress in Massachusetts against Barney Frank. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.