Justice for Isreal 

I congratulate President Trump on taking action and recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. The Embassy being moved from Tel Aviv makes a bold statement. It demonstrates to the world that the United States will stand with our ally Israel. 
The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, as passed by both chambers of congress, instructed the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to be relocated to Jerusalem. It further provided that the US would officially recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. Passing the JEA seemed futile as every president since the act passed has ignored it. It remained unimplemented for over 20 years. 

President Trump made a promise during his campaign that he would take action on the JEA and make it happen. He delivered as promised. 

This gesture marks a massive milestone for relations between our two nations. Israel is one of Americas closest friends and it is an ally who has long been ignored. PM Netanyahu was ecstatic and grateful. He made a powerful statement 
The people of Israel will soon feel relief. This proclamation; although long over due, is welcomed and celebrated. I am profoundly grateful to President Trump for demonstrating bravery and fidelity. 

Watch PM Netanyahu respond:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HIO_vLsueRc

Sheriff Arpaio should run for Senate. 

Joe Arpaio is a true hometown hero. Most recently he served as the Sheriff of Maricopa County Arizona. Maricopa county is home to over four million residents; a population larger than 20 states. His leadership in that position earned him the title of Americas toughest sheriff. 
Sheriff Arpaio has a long and respected career in law enforcement. He served with honor as a military police officer in the Army. Following his discharge he served briefly as a uniformed policeman before joining the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Sheriff Joe has a passion for law enforcement as evidenced by his tenure of over 25 years with the DEA. He served several overseas assignments and supervised the Arizona field office. 
Following his retirement from the DEA Arpaio became the elected sheriff of Maricopa county in 1993. He remained in that position until 2016. 

For 23 years he served the residents of Maricopa County. During his tenure he instituted many new policies and procedures that are still in place today. He felt strongly that inmates shouldn’t be living in a life of luxury. They should serve their time and get out. This no-frills approach to corrections caught on. Sheriff Arpaio frequently held seminars for other law enforcement agencies around the world to share his ideas and promote responsible technique. 

Sheriff Joe is a true conservative. He cuts excess spending anywhere he can. For example, he uses his chain gang to provide janitorial and construction services to the county. This act alone saved millions of taxpayer dollars. Arpaio strongly supports equality and maintained the only all female chain gang in the world. 

Sheriff Joe reduced the cost of daily meals to below .60 cents an inmate per day. He had programs to provide medical treatment to animals who had been abused. He had deputies assigned to a dead beat parent detail to enforce child support orders. He started and maintained a massive posse program which provided hundreds of thousands of free hours of police work to the county. 

All these activities combined demonstrate Arpaio’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. They speak to his high level of credibility, which is beyond reproach. 

I was overcome with sadness and dismay to see Sheriff Joe leave MCSO because I knew our county was loosing the most professional and effective Sheriff we have ever had. 

I have heard protesters yelling that his experience as Sheriff doesn’t qualify him to run for Senate. I disagree. I believe he is the perfect candidate for Jeff Flakes seat. 

Arpaio has all the qualities that a strong senator should have. He has spent his life protecting those he swore to defend; now he has a chance to continue that legacy. Sheriff Joe is a Trump ally and will stand hand and hand with the President in advancing his agenda. 

I’m ecstatic to hear that he may be pursuing Flakes senate seat. He will be able to effect change on a national level not just within Maricopa County. 

Sheriff Joes best quality is his word. He doesn’t beat around the bush and he isn’t politically correct. He says what needs to be said and stands behind it. If Sheriff Joe makes a campaign promise he will follow through. He will tell you exactly where he stands on an issue and he won’t back down. 

The United States will benefit greatly from having Joe Arpaio as a Senator. 

Is Iran dangerous? 

President Trump announced that he intends to take decisive action to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. This comes as part of a broader strategy on dealing with Iran and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s known terrorist ties. 
Iran, under direction of Khamenei and in concert with the IRGC, has been involved in terrorism and anti-American excitement. The region poses a significant security threat to the United States and Israel. They are the largest state sponsor of terrorism and are destabilizing the region. 

Former President Obama acted sympathetically toward the regime, reduced sanctions and allowed for Iran to begin the process required to gain a nuclear weapon. Iran has made clear their intention to use said nuclear weapon on the United States and Israel. 

This affirmation, coupled with increasing aggression, should have caused the Obama Administration to intervene and take action. Sadly, President Obama responded by again reducing sanctions and making Irans goal more attainable. 

Senator Cotton (R-AR) recognized the dangerous path President Obama was paving for Iran and authored an open letter to the supreme leader. The letter was consigned by 46 sitting senators. Their statement was clear; the United States will not accept any deal that allows for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. The senator understood the threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the world.

President Trump recognizes the United States shouldn’t be supporting any group that is hostile toward America or Israel. He worked with his national security team and developed a strategy that will prevent Iran from ever being able to acquire a nuclear weapon. Furthermore, it will produce strong restrictions on any military activities Iran wishes to carry out. 

Khamenei has been the Supreme Leader of Iran for over 30 years. In that time he has shaped the countries attitudes and behaviors to be distinctly anti-American. He has also fostered strong support for Assad and the regimes crimes against the Syrian people. Both have committed egregious human rights violations. 

The IRGC specializes in subverting international order. The IRGC has grown steadily in recent years and is not accountable to the Iranian people. They report to Khamenei directly. This allows them to carry out any mission they desire. Such actions include arming Assad and aiding him in butchering his own people. They supported his use of chemical weapons. 
This wanton conduct is reckless and demonstrates Irans ability to cause significant casualties to everyone in the international community. 

Aside from the dangers presented by the supreme leader and the IRGC Irans citizens are equally dangerous. Liberals love to sympathize with the the Iranian people and want to give them refugee status. They claim most Iranian people are peaceful. 

This is nonsense. There is a moderate faction in Iran; however, “moderates” are committing honor killings and chanting death to America in the streets. The hardliners, like the IRGC, are physically taking up arms against any westerners in the region and arbitrarily detaining them without cause. We need to look no further than our embassy in Tehran 1979 to know they are serious. 
There isn’t a peaceful majority of Iranians who are yearning to live in a judeo-christian society with western values. That group only exists in liberals minds. The Iranians are intent on engaging in acts of terror and anti-American excitement. Khamenei made sure to radicalize the country so they will follow his every command. Make no mistake- they have already made their intentions clear. They are protesting in the streets chanting about killing Americans and Israelis. Given the opportunity they would carry out those threats. 

Senator Cotton (R-AR) made a great point at his RNC Speech saying we need “A commander-in-chief who speaks of winning wars and not merely ending wars, calls the enemy by its name, and draws red lines carefully, but enforces them ruthlessly.” President Trump is that leader. He understands that Iran must be dealt with appropriately. We should always try to avoid military intervention; however, if needed we can and must use military force to ensure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon. The safety of the United States and Israel depends on Iran lacking nuclear weapons. President Trump demonstrated that he understands this threat and is going to do everything in his power to stop Iran and protect the United States and our allies. 

Bi-partisanship isn’t lunacy

Bi-partisanship isn’t lunacy. Democrats and republicans have many ideological differences. Those differences are representative of the vast sea of political opinions held by Americans across the country. We shouldn’t be attacking fellow conservatives for attempting to reach across the aisle and work with our liberal counterparts. In the words of President Lincoln “We are not enemies, but friends … though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.”
I fundamentally disagree with democrats on practically every issue; yet I never forget they are Americans too. I know most of them have seriously held beliefs and they deserve to be part of the discussion. That is the purpose of political discourse. I want to hear their ideas and thoughts and I want to share mine.
The hope is that after meaningful discussions we can forge a solution that works for both parties.

I am glad President Trump sat down with congressional democrats and made a deal. I am proud to have a President who isn’t afraid to reach into the liberals stronghold and try to get governance done. Perhaps we can work on strengthening our 2nd amendment protections next…..

A look at DACA from our founding fathers viewpoint

Our founding fathers designed our government to be a system of checks and balances. They were terrified of any one branch, or any one person, having too much power. Lord Acton shared this mindset by saying “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Our constitutional framework was created in a brilliant fashion and it allows for each branch of the government to exercise certain powers over another. This is not a redundancy; this is a fluid idea that is alive today.

For proof of this we need to look no further than President Trumps decision to end the Obama Executive Order called “DACA” or deferred action for childhood arrivals.

President Trump has faced a tremendous amount of negative press for making a decision that should be praised. Before y’all burn me in effigy; hear me out.

For just a moment I want to remove the substance of the executive order and look independently at what President Trump did. He reviewed an Obama era executive order. He determined that this executive order was written in a direct attempt to circumvent the entire legislative process. This is precisely the type of action our founding fathers feared.

The DACA executive order must be undone. This executive order is actually hurting the “dreamers” as well as many American citizens. We can’t allow these individuals to live in perpetuity. President Trump realizes that his best option is to allow congress to weigh in and find a solution to the problem. I believe he made an outstanding decision. He is addressing the problem of DACA by properly submitting it to congress so they will be able to legislate a solution. Once this is done the dreamers will have closure and a legal process to pursue should they want American citizenship.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said “If President Trump chooses to cancel the DACA program and give Congress six months to find a legislative solution, I will be supportive of such a position.” Senator Graham is joined by a bipartisan effort to find a legislative solution to this problem.

I think it’s important to recognize the selfless decision President Trump made. He realized that DACA was a poorly written order and couldn’t survive. It was hurting America. He made the decision to end the executive order but he wanted to make sure America was in the best possible position to handle this change. He is asking congress to legislate a solution and giving them six months to get it done. I applaud President Trump and this incredibly well thought out plan. This is precisely what our founding fathers wanted.

Now is the time to contact your representatives and make your voice heard. Call your congressman and explain your feelings on the issue. Remember- representative government only works when citizens are engaged.