Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MOAR Speech

What a great day to be in DC!

Look at all these wonderful Deplorables! Americans of all backgrounds, and today we show the world that out of many, we are still one.

We are one nation under God, indivisible, and our flag flies over a country where we seek liberty and justice for all … citizens.

For all … Americans.

It’s time for us to make it very clear. The United States of America is a country for Americans.
Immigrants—those who come to this country legally, following our pathway to citizenship—are welcome into the same legal and political compact which the Framers of the Constitution, which our Founding Fathers established in 1776 and then revised in 1787.

This country is indeed a haven for the hungry, the tired, the downtrodden—who yearn for freedom, who want to share and promote the same Judeo-Christian values we espouse in this great country; for those who respect and desire the same governance based on limited government, individual liberty, and constitutional rule.

What framework of government did our Founders devise?  Not a democracy, but “A Republic, if you can keep it”, as Benjamin Franklin declared, the same sage elder who called on the Constitutional Convention to open every meeting in prayer.

Now, what brings all of us here on this clear Saturday morning?

So many incredible things.

We won November 8th, 2016.

What the political class downplayed, what the media misrepresented, We the People took away with our heads held high.

We voted for a complete change in Washington DC. We demanded that we take back authority, we took the first of many needed steps to restore our power as citizens in our country. Life is honored again, family is respected again. The Bill of Rights are treated as laws, not mere suggestions. Jobs are up, the economy is growing, our foreign allies trust us again, and our enemies fear us again.
And that’s a large part of why I am here today.

I am one of many Americans fed up with the corruption and lawlessness which has engulfed this city and spread throughout the country.

When Barack Obama was elected President, I had hoped that even though he was not my choice for President, he would indeed bring the Hope and Change that this country was desperate for.

Instead, he gave us despair and the statist status quo. When he and the Democratic Party—the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism—shoved the Unaffordable Care Act down all of our throats—and in spite of the massive outrage in opposition to that destructive government takeover—I had had enough. I refused to sit back as some passive victim and tolerate such arrogant abuse.

I began writing letters to my local paper.

I called my Congressman’s office.

I rallied with the Tea Party movement in my home town.

It still rattles me to this day that our government would attempt such an unconstitutional takeover of our lives. That outrage propels us today, and brings us all out here.

We sent a message loud and clear to Washington DC on November: “We are as mad as hell—and we are not going to take this anymore.” This phrase is not just a headline anymore. It’s a banner verse in our hearts which we are carrying to every city council, governing board, and federal agency in the country.

In a very strange sense, Obama’s election was a necessity. So many of us, including myself, had become complacent. Never would we doubt that our government would protect our rights and secure our borders, right? After all, that is their job. But over the past 8 years, we did indeed see that government had grown larger, and our prominence in our country had gotten smaller.

I went from writing letters to the local press to getting editorials published locally as well as nationally. Today, I am a recognized contributor to Townhall.com as well as Barbwire and Canada Free Press. After all, other countries know that if there is no Free America, then the free world as we know it will crumble, as well.

I got involved in my local Republican club, the Beach Cities Republicans in 2012. Today, I am the President of that club, one of the largest volunteer GOP clubs in Los Angeles County—one that has become so vocal and effective that the corrupt central committee revoked our charter to silence us! Another blow against the Establishment.

Since Trump’s election, I have worked with a wonderful, widespread, and growing team of Trump supporters throughout Los Angeles County, in the belly of the beast, the Deep Blue State of California. We have taken the MAGA message to every corner of the county as well as the state. We are the Resistance to the Resistance, and they can expect more if they refuse to accept our existence!
Men and women in our movement have inspired more Californians to step out of their comfort zones and fight back. After all, we are citizens, and that means exercising our rights to ensure that the government continues to protect them.

We have put elected officials on notice--both Democrats and Republicans. If Democratic and progressive operatives think they have a right to harass conservative elected officials, well, we have given Democratic lawmakers a taste of their own medicine, and so much more. Maybe some of you saw us shut down the corrupt, lawless attorney general of California Xavier Becerra earlier this year?!

We are making it very clear to our elected officials:  We want California to be Great Again, Strong Again, Golden Again, just as Trump and his MAGA agenda is making every other corner of this country great again.

As one of 4.5 million Trump supporters from the Left Coast, I can tell you that we refuse to leave our state or live like refugees in our country. We have taken the MAGA message to Downtown Los Angeles, to the barrios of Southeastern LA, to San Francisco, and even to Berkeley. I was attacked, massacred by Antifa goons, all under the tacit consent of the inactive Berkeley police department and the complicit Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who is a vocal supporter of these left-wing gangs.

But their time is coming to an end. The press could not record my sorry plight, as I sat crouched under the shade of a gas station while hateful bigots chased me, stole my hat and cape, then pepper-sprayed me and spat at me.

Their evil, however, has worked to our good. Even the liberal press and the Wicked Witch of the West Coast Nancy Pelosi finally had to admit that Antifa is evil, that their actions are wrong, and that Trump supporters deserve to be heard, deserve to be respected.

It’s about time that Washington DC heard this message and acted accordingly. We the People of the United States are here today. We intend to see our government establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and secure the blessings—God Almighty’s divine blessings—to all of us and to our posterity!

Thank you for letting me be here to speak with all of you!

God bless all of you, and God bless the United States of America!

More Winning: Gas Tax Repeal Filed

I want you to be the first to know: we have officially filed the statewide initiative to 
repeal the car and gas tax hikes!

After weeks of working with legal experts, we have come up with a state Constitutional Amendment 
that is legally bulletproof! Here’s what it does:
—It rolls back the car and gas tax hikes that were enacted by 
Sacramento politicians earlier this year
—It eliminates the politicians' power to raise car and gas taxes without a vote of the people
—Our initiative will save each California driver roughly $300 annually!

Carl De Maio

Here’s what we need to do next: we must fully fund our campaign 
to collect the signatures to get the initiative on the November 2018 ballot.
Our polling shows a supermajority of California voters will approve this initiative — 
but first we have to get the initiative qualified and in the 2018 ballot!
We want to get started with signature gathering in the next few weeks 
but need to reach our funding goal first — so please contribute whatever you can today!
Carl DeMaio
Chairman - Reform California 
PS: We cannot collect signatures on the initiative until 
we get clearance from the Attorney General’s office. 
We expect that by November 15 and will immediately get the forms to you by then.
 Here is the text of the initiative. In the meantime, please help us get ready 
by helping us get to our campaign funding goal!

Rep. Brownley's Rude, Anti-Constitutional Staffers: Citizen Journal Reports---Call Her Office NOW -- (202) 225-5811

Congresswoman Brownley staffer has police remove CA Citizen from DC office

By George Miller
A Rep. Julia Brownley (CD-26, CA) Congressional staffer hit the panic button Friday (0930 9-15-17) and called Capitol Police on Arthur Schaper, a well-known SoCal Conservative, in-your-face activist, while he was at the DC office protesting DACA and Brownley’s positions on immigration. While things like this were happening in Washington today, California legislators passed the SB-54 Sanctuary State bill, which Governor Jerry Brown seems prepared to sign.
Brownley Chief of Staff Lenny Young later described her to us as a young low level staffer “who just sits at the front desk and answers the phone”, “was overwhelmed” by the tense encounter and “felt intimidated” by Schaper. However her business card says that she is the Office Manager/Scheduler.

Activist Arthur Schaper in DC on 9-15-17. Source: Schaper youtube frame grab
Schaper told CitizensJournal.us that he went to Brownley’s Capitol Hill office to protest DACA and illegal immigration. When he engaged with a staffer, he says that she was very rude to him, cut him off, called him a bigot, racist, tried to hurry him out of the office, insulted him, then ran out of the office and down the hall to bring in the Capitol Police to remove him and lied to police about what happened, based on what they told him.
Young (who said he was not on the scene) told us on the phone that Schaper was asked by the staffer to leave, but refused to and that standard procedure is not for staff to force the issue, but to engage Capitol Police, who he said are very adept at handling such situations.
Schaper told us that he left the office after she went for the Capitol Police. He said that 5 officers showed up within two minutes (including Adam Taylor- Badge # 3216 and Chad Hall- Badge # 1691). He says that they detained him for about 15 minutes, in the hall by the security scanner, interrogated him, made accusations and demanded ID, which he said he refused to provide, relying upon a Supreme Court precedent. He said that they told him that he was accused of physically threatening the staffer, making racist remarks and refused to leave when asked.
When we asked about witnesses or recordings, Schaper told us that he had no one with him and that he was not allowed to record there. We don’t know if there are office surveillance videos.
Regardless of what the staffer said, how Schaper heard it or what the Capitol Police’s perceptions were,  Young said to us unequivocally: “no racist remarks were made,” nor was this mentioned in Brownley’s statement on the incident (below). However, left wingers often interpret any advocacy of  immigration law enforcement or even mention of ethnicity as “racism.” Schaper told us he said to the staffer that “blacks are being killed by illegal aliens.”

 “there were no racist remarks.”- Brownley Chief of staff Lenny Young 

Mr. Young seemed to us to be embarrassed by the incident, by the staffers’ behavior and a little resentful of Mr. Schaper baiting the naive young staffer. He felt it is being blown out of proportion. He said that Schaper is very large and intimidating to her, very much in disagreement and she didn’t know how to handle it.
However, the official Brownley statement received later took a  harder line:
Hi, George,

Congresswoman Julia Brownley
My colleague passed along your message to me.
Here is a statement from Congresswoman Brownley:
“The individual, who is not a constituent, badgered my staff, intimidated them, and made them feel extremely uncomfortable. When he was respectfully asked to leave, he refused. The Capitol Police, who are more experienced with individuals like this, were asked to deal with the situation. After the Capitol Police spoke to him, I believe he voluntarily left the building. While everyone has a right to their opinion, I also believe everyone has a right to work in a safe environment free of harassment and intimidation. This certainly applies to my staff, and to all of the hardworking Congressional staff who spend every day helping constituents in districts both in D.C. and across the country.”
Samantha Greene
Communications Director | Congresswoman Julia Brownley, CA-26
1019 Longworth HOB | Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5811 | Fax: (202) 225-1100

Schaper made this youtube video to communicate his version of the incident:
We ask you not to direct your comments to the staffer mentioned in the video, but to Ms. Brownley and senior staff instead, who have the power to set policy. Mr. Young said that he has asked Schaper to take down the video or at least delete specific references to the staffer.
We have not yet received the police report on the incident.

From a CD-26 Brownley political opponent, Republican candidate Jeff Burum
We asked what the opinion of the Burum campaign was on all of this.  A summary of their response follows:
  1. Government works for people, not the other way around. Brownley staff should have heard Mr. Schaper out , asked him about his specific concerns, presented Brownley’s positions, discussed differences and determined if there might be any accommodation (doesn’t sound like this occurred).
  2. If, after doing all this, it was finally determined that the person was just making noise and disruption, had no intention of a real dialogue, only repeating the same items over and over again and not engaging, then it would be justified to end the conversation, terminate the meeting and if they don’t leave, ask them to politely. If they still don’t leave, then the Burum campaign agrees that calling the Capitol Police would be the best approach. But they didn’t believe that the criteria had been met, based on what they have heard.
  3. Staffers should be ready to handle tough customers. Brownley’s statement that this was unacceptable harassment seems a stretch. If low level staffers are routinely used as a “palace guard” to keep the public away from policy-makers, then drive people out when disagreement is encountered, then Citizen frustration is understandable.
  4. Regarding DACA- it is an illegal, unconstitutional executive order- it was right for President Trump to rescind it in the phased approach that was announced, and refer it to Congress- the ONLY legitimate legislative body of the U.S. federal government. We are receptive to some accommodation IF border security and internal immigration law are enforced. We want LEGAL immigrants to come in on a merit basis, when it is in the best interest of AMERICANS – and security, jobs, and economic considerations are addressed.

Passions are running very high over the immigration issue. One side wants a very Liberal admission policy- some say “open borders”- allowing unlimited, generous entry and granting of many or all of the benefits of Citizenship. Others want immigration laws enforced stringently, to improve safety, employment opportunities, wages and government spending. Still others would split the difference.
President Donald Trump terminated DACA, as promised, but 7 months late and with a phased soft-landing. He properly labeled it as an unconstitutional executive order and called upon Congress to legislate how they want to handle it. Bills are now being crafted, discussed and amended.
Schaper, associates and other groups on both sides have been wandering around Capitol hIll visiting elected officials and staff on both sides of the aisle, to make their cases, to help shape perceptions and affect negotiations.
It is clear that Rep. Brownley, who represents most of the people in the Ventura County CitizensJournal.us coverage area and has a 10% Heritage and Freedom Index voting record, tends toward the open borders side of the immigration issue. Unlike some Congressional reps, in our experience, she has always been honest and clear about her positions and why she holds them.  Keep in mind that CD-26 is a heavily Latino district, with many foreign-born or children of foreign-born here. There are thousands of illegal aliens and (formerly) DACA-eligible people here. But there are also lots who disagree with her approach, including lots of Latinos who identify more as American stakeholders.
Schaper has taken a confrontational approach, to gain mindshare and maybe move the needle. Brownley’s office was seemingly not well-prepared to accommodate this approach. However to claim that Schaper’s approach was harassment and intimidation may be a bit much. This is her national headquarters, so shouldn’t her staff should be selected, trained and prepared to be capable of handling strong opinions? As far as Schaper making “them” feel extremely uncomfortable,” how about the staffer’s remarks to/treatment of a Citizen who pays her salary? Yes, Schaper is not a district constituent, but is a Citizen, is affected by her decisions and does pay her salary, in part.
Schaper is a knowledgeable, committed Conservative and follower of politics. While he wants to believe in the system and has tried to work in it, he sees that it is ineffectual. His words to us tonight: “being polite just doesn’t work.” However he is perceived as rude and intimidating. He sees that he is getting more traction, ink and airtime with a confrontational approach, while following the system only results in being locked out of it. How can we change that? People on all sides of the political prism are similarly frustrated.

To better understand his motivations, we asked Mr. Schaper just what his views on immigration are and he responded in writing thusly:
Whether President Trump is playing games with the Democrats or making a bad for Republicans, there should be no amnesty of any kind.
After confronting illegal immigration and its negative consequences for the past two years—including the brazen lawlessness and entitled arrogance of some of the illegal aliens, especially the DACA recipients—I am absolutely committed to stopping amnesty of any kind.
There can be no DACA deals or offers of legal status to anyone who entered our country or who resides in our country unlawfully. The United States has already provided a pathway to citizenship in our government code. Men and women who want to enter this country must follow that pathway already laid out for all immigrants.
Those who have broken into this country are law-breakers. The circumstances of their children having been brought into this country is not a consideration which the American government or the nation’s citizenry must take into account.
For those who consider clear-cut enforcement cruel or unfair, we are not the ones separating families, for we did not put the young illegals—now all grown adults—into this tough position. The United States has been a generous, welcoming country, but that international reputation has been taken advantage of, and now it’s time for our government to put Americans first. That move includes enforcing the immigration laws on our books.
Besides, these “young illegals” are no longer little children, but some are violent adults who are intent on undermining the United States country and culture, especially in the Los Angeles area where I live. Some young illegal aliens want to turn California into Aztlan or “return” the land to Mexico. These fantasies are unrealistic and dangerous—and we should not allow one more illegal to skirt the just consequences for their—or their parents’—criminal acts.
To quote former US Senator Rick Santorum, who addressed a young illegal in a CNN town hall: “You have been blessed by this country. Go and make the world a better place. Return to your home country and come back legally.”
Arthur Christopher Schaper is a blogger, writer, and commentator on topics both timeless and timely; political, cultural, and eternal. A life-long Southern California resident, Arthur currently lives in Torrance. Follow his blogs at The State of the Union and As He Is, So Are We Ministries.
Twitter: @ArthurCSchaper
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arthurchristopher.schaper
Email: ArthurSchaper@hotmail.com
Mr Schaper also had a conversation w/Rep Maxine Waters in her office. The two already knew each other. See his summary of it on his youtube channel.
George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.

Club for Growth: Repeal Death Tax NOW!

Club for Growth



Arthur, there are two things in life that are certain - death and taxes. These are two realities of life that no one likes and when you combine them together, nothing good can come from it. As Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to release a tax priorities "outline" sometime this week, the time has come to kill the estate tax - or the dreaded "Death Tax."

True to its name, the "Death Tax" is when a loved one passes away and the U.S. Government seizes the family farm, ranch, and/or business as the result of the owner's death.

Club for

Club for Growth believes it's way past time to eliminate the Death Tax. Congress needs to get busy on real tax reform for all tax-paying Americans -- but when they address cutting taxes overall, it's imperative that they end the crippling Death Tax as well.

Arthur, what taxes will your family be left with paying? It's time to demand real tax reform -- add your name to the Club for Growth's "Kill the Death Tax" Petition today!

We're the leading free-enterprise advocacy group in the nation, we win tough policy battles and we have an enormous influence on economic policy -- but we're only effective when you take the opportunity to join the fight and sign our URGENT "Kill the Death Tax" Petition NOW!

I look forward to seeing your name beside mine, Arthur!

For Freedom,

David McIntosh
President, Club for Growth

P.S. -- Arthur, we've waited far too long for Congress to lift the crippling burden of the so-called "Death Tax" on American families. It's time to demand real tax reform -- add your name to the Club for Growth's "Kill the Death Tax" Petition today! 

No Sanctuary State Rally & Letter To AG Sessions To Take Action

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Rally To Protest The Sanctuary State Bill SB 54


9/18/17 San Bernardino City Hall, San Bernardino, CA
Report by Robin Hvidston

VIDEO: Protesting the Sanctuary State Bill - Calling for Governor Brown To VETO SB 54. Copy of the letter petitioning US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take legal action.

VIDEO: Phone Call to Governor Brown's Office.



After amendments that included specific felonies whereby immigration officials would be allowed to take custody of convicted illegals who have served their prison term, Governor Brown announced that he will be signing the Sanctuary State Bill, SB 54, into law.

A letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling for the US Department of Justice to take legal action against SB 54, was available for signature. During the Rally a phone call was made to the US Department of Justice comment line requesting that Attorney General Sessions to take immediate action, and a phone call was made to Governor Brown's office to VETO SB 54.

No More DACA Rally Pup!

After the Sanctuary State Bill passed out of the Assembly on 9/16/17, the Sanctuary State Rally was organized on 9/17/17 and then posted as an official event on Facebook. Because of the Facebook posting, angry counter protesters showed up and shouted hateful slurs and played bullhorn sirens. Their rage was drowned out, though, by those opposing the Sanctuary State bill as there were several participants even louder than the counter protesters!

Officers arrived on scene. It was stated that the bullhorns were violating noise ordinances and disruptive. By the time the officers had arrived and presented the information to the rally line, it was time for the rally to end.

CONTACT GOVERNOR BROWN - VETO SB 54:  (916) 445-2841 

Department of Justice Comment Line: 202-353-1555



US Senator Rick Santorum: Pass Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal!

Dear Arthur --

We only have until September 30th to get the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson plan that I helped create passed in the U.S. Senate! Please make sure to call your U.S. Senators today at 202-224-3121 and email them here.
In the past few days, we have picked up support from groups like Tea Party Patriots, Family Research Council, Susan B. Anthony List and Operation Rescue. With all these funds covered under the Hyde Amendment, Graham-Cassidy ends taxpayer-funded abortion! It also defunds Planned Parenthood. This is a strong pro-life bill!
Because of this growing support, the left is now going crazy with the reality that they may permanently lose control of health care. Once we block grant money and control to the states, they will never give it back to the federal government. That means the dream of single-payer health care will be gone for good.

No wonder Senators like Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris as well as groups like Moveon.org, OFA, and Planned Parenthood are doing everything they can to get their supporters to contact their U.S. Senators to oppose this plan.
Let’s make sure that our U.S. Senators hear from us! Please call them at 202-224-3121. You can also email them here as well!
Sen. Orrin Hatch has scheduled a hearing on this plan with the Senate Finance Committee for Monday, September 25th. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the House will vote on Graham-Cassidy after it passes the Senate. We are almost to the 50 votes needed!
Together, lets help pass the Graham-Cassidy health care plan that will finally end Obamacare, stop taxpayer funded abortion, defund Planned Parenthood and end any possibility of single payer health care!
Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo): No Sanctuary State

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In the article below, Republican Assemblyman Jordon Cunningham, of San Luis Obispo, is quoted opposing the Sanctuary State bill. Click on the article link and leave a comment supporting this assemblyman. 

CALL and THANK Assemblyman Cunningham for opposing the bill and supporting the enforcement of the law. If it's after business hours, leave a voice mail message. https://ad35.asmrc.org/

Jordan Cunningham


Assemblyman Cunningham opposes "sanctuary state" bill

Governor expected to sign SB 54


SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Governor Brown is expected to sign an historic bill into law that would make California the first so-called "sanctuary state" in the nation.

The anticipated move comes after an emotional and heated debate in the State Assembly on a final vote for SB 54 or the California Values Act.

The final vote was 49 to 25 in favor of the bill which then returned to the State Senate where it passed 27-11.

Central Coast Republican Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-35th District) was among those who spoke against SB 54.

"This bill, I have no doubt, compromises public safety", Cunningham said on the Assembly floor before the final vote was taken, "it protects suspected criminals from deportation at the expense of law abiding residents including the ones in their communities."

SB 54, or the California Values Act, restricts how state and local law enforcement notify and work with federal immigration authorities when illegal immigrants are arrested and taken into custody.

California police chiefs are neutral on the controversial legislation but county sheriffs oppose it with some saying it allows undocumented gang members, drug dealers, sex offenders and other, so-called non-violent offenders to avoid deportation.

Some Democrats in the State Assembly crossed party lines in voting against the bill.

"I've supported legal and undocumented immigrants but I draw the line with the bad guys", said Democrat Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, "I believe the bad guys in our immigrant communities should be deported."

Democrat supporters in the Assembly said SB 54 will protect innocent families from being torn apart by deportation.

Other Democrats hope SB 54 will ensure that people in California illegally will feel safe reporting crimes to law enforcement.

"It's real fear", said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, "the kind that makes people stop you on the street and well up in tears, of families being torn apart because we have not fixed a broken immigration system."

Governor Brown has until October 15 to sign SB 54 into law.