Earlier this year Dana Milbank reported that the United Nations had warned President Trump and his administration that repealing ObamaCare without creating an adequate replacement would be a problem.
The United Nations stated that without providing the necessary substitute for Obamacare it would be in violation of multiple international laws.
The U.N. Human Rights Commission has members from China, Cuba, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. All who claimed to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights.”
In a letter from the High Commissioner’s office, there was a warning to President Trump that the repeal and replacement of Obamacare “might be illegal” and asked that the letter be shared with the leaders in both chambers of Congress. In addition, it bluntly asked that the “the wider public should be alerted to the potential implications of the above-mentioned allegations.” The letter urges that “all necessary interim measures be taken to prevent the alleged violations” and asks that, if the “allegations” proved correct, there be “adequate measure to prevent their occurrence as well as to guarantee the accountability of any person responsible.”
The Trump administration understood the concern about the prospective loss of health coverage for 30 million people and took the risk without sharing the letter with congress or the public, according to Malbank.
None of this will deter President Trump, who’s attempts are made to get a repeal bill through the House.
There’s also a logical question that needs to be asked here: If repealing Obamacare violates international law, wasn’t the country in violation before Obamacare?
The biggest matter is, the US public needs to be informed that the United Nations has tried to dictate our domestic policy in the first place.
The intrusive letter from the High Commissioner only shows that by signing broadly worded international agreements, it gives foreign countries the right to accuse us of violating the law. And we need to understand that this must to stop.
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By Manly Man — 3 months ago
Elder Patriot – In his latest book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Peter Schweizer exposes the different ways that foreign governments influence American policy. It’s an unholy exchange of money for influence.
In a previous article we recapped Schweizer’s findings about Joe Biden and how the vice president folded in the face of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea when his son was handed a $1.5 Billion investment fund by the Chinese government.
Ultimately the FBI arrested senior officials in one of the companies that the younger Biden was told to put the money into. They were charged with stealing nuclear secrets.
James Comey was the Director of the F.B.I. during this time.
But, the Swamp isn’t the sole province of Democrats and corrupt prosecutors. If it were President Trump would have the help of the Republican Party in draining it.
Sadly, Republican leadership is just as susceptible to bribery and extortion as their Democrat counterparts.
According to Schweizer, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has his own China connection. It begins with his wife Elaine Chao.
Chao’s father founded Foremost Group, a shipping company that has done “large volumes of business”with Chinese state-owned companies. Trump has not yet publicly admitted it but he’s probably sorry that he attempted to curry favor with McConnell by appointing Elaine Chao the Secretary of Transportation.
Here’s how McConnell’s relationship with Chao starts to stink.
Chao’s family business has deep economic and financial ties to the Chinese government. McConnell’s father-in-law, James Chao, was a classmate of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at Jiao Tong University. He still serves as Foremost’s chairman.
McConnell has two sisters-in-law that also work for Foremost – Angela and Christine are the company’s deputy chairwoman and general counsel, respectively.
Elaine Chao had worked for Foremost earlier in her career.
Foremost’s financial fortunes are closely tide to the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) a state-owned enterprise. Schweizer picks up the story from here:
“The China State Shipbuilding Corporation is the largest defense contractor in China, and the projections are that by 2030, if current trends continue, they are going to surpass the U.S. Navy as far as naval capability. Basically, what happens is, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation says to the Chao family, ‘Look, we will build your ships. We will finance the purchase of some of your ships. We will provide crews for your ships. We will provide contracts for you to ship state-owned goods from state-owned companies around the Pacific. In other words, we are going to set you up in the shipping business,’ which is exactly what they do, and, in fact, James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China. So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”
The significance of this becomes apparent after McConnell accepted a gift of between five and twenty-five million dollars from his father-in-law. It was his wife’s inheritance after her mother passed. That gift from his father-in-law more than quadrupled his net worth overnight and made him one of the richest men in the U.S. Senate.
If that gift had been made by an unrelated party with the potential to benefit financially from the help of the Senate Majority Leader it would be considered bribery – a felony.
The gift also marks the turning point in McConnell’s positions on China policies over the past twenty years. Schweizer’s research led him to say: “Shock of all shocks, he has become increasingly soft as it relates to China.”
McConnell knows the bigger payday awaits the passing of his wife’s father. Perhaps that is why McConnell’s policy positions were more directed at rescuing China’s moribund shipbuilding sector than in protecting U.S. national security. By 2013 Chinese shipbuilding had returned to the lead of global vessel construction, in front of South Korea and Japan.
Significantly, this re-energized CSSC, the state-owned defense conglomerate at the heart of the Chinese government’s military-industrial complex.
Elaine Chao once commented, “ships crewed by Americans are ‘a vital part of our national security.’” So what changed?
The Chinese government had upped the ante in exchange for continuing to do business with the Chao’s family business, Foremost ships have been constructed by Chinese government shipyards, their construction has been financed by the Chinese government, and their crews are now largely Chinese.
When Donald Trump openly criticized all of the unfair trade advantages McConnell had rubber stamped on behalf of the Chinese, including China’s theft of intellectual property, their money manipulation, and the threat to national security that losing our manufacturing base was causing, China demanded he be stopped.
This goes a long ways towards explaining McConnell’s entrenched opposition to Donald Trump both before and since his election and that continues to this day.
But, McConnell’s opposition to President Trump doesn’t stop with China. The Senate Majority Leader has worked diligently to defeat Trump’s spending cuts and legislative initiatives including his failure to deliver Obamacare repeal that he promised to get done at the RNC:
This is all intended to neutralize Trump and create discontent among his supporters by preventing the president from getting the things he promised to.
It also goes a long way towards explaining why other members of the swamp have rolled over and allowed China to fleece America’s intellectual and business assets. And why Congress is on the verge of passing a massive omnibus that will fund every anti-Trump initiative of the Democrats and that will kick the president’s agenda down the road.
This is the Swamp that is aligned against Donald Trump.
Bolton Cleaning House At National Security Counsel … Obama’s Minions Should “Start Packing Their Sh**”By Manly Man — 3 months ago
Kirsters Baish| It was reported that President Trump announced that he had picked former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton to take over for United States Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster in his role as head of the National Security Council and chief foreign policy adviser.
The left was obviously extremely unhappy about the decision as Bolton is a Conservative who plays some serious hardball. Rumors almost immediately began going around that Bolton is planning to “purge” the NSC as soon as he takes charge in April.
The rumors mostly came after an article was published in Foreign Policy. The article claimed that Bolton is planning on “cleaning house.” Staffers who are left from the Obama administration are most likely going to be fired.
Some believe that Bolton will be “targeting” anyone who had been “disloyal” to President Trump. He is also expected to get rid of anyone who is suspected to have or known to have made unauthorized leaks to the media. Some of these people were actually brought in during McMaster’s time, but are not considered part of Trump’s agenda.
Bolton will likely be bringing his own team in fairly quickly, but it may take some time due the the rate at which security clearances are being processed for all Trump administration staffers. This means that it might take some time to actually “purge” the NSC.
Foreign Policy explained that it really isn’t out of the normal if Bolton does decide to “clean house.” McMaster basically did just that when he took over for National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Conservative Tribune reported:
The outlet reported that Bolton — perhaps due to his recent years as a policy analyst on Fox News — was a “known quantity” by Trump, and pointed out that Bolton’s tough stance toward rivals like North Korea and Iran, as well as his dim view of multilateral diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and European Union, would seemingly place him in line with Trump’s “peace through strength” and “America First” doctrines.
But Bolton also holds a hard view towards Russia, and the Foreign Policy writers — perhaps still beholden to the liberal media-perpetuated view that Trump is soft on Russia — wondered if that supposed difference could create a conflict between the two men in the future.
You might remember that Bolton had met with Donald Trump during the end of 2016 when the White House was transitioning from former President Barack Obama to President Trump. He was not appointed to a position at the time. It was reported that Bolton met with Trump again during July of 2017. He was then offered the deputy NSA position. He was promised that one day he would have the head spot, but he decided to turn it down and wait until the top spot was cleared and he could take it.
Some people believe that new information was leaked from McMaster’s NSC staff, more specifically related to President Trump’s congratulatory call to Vladimir Putin after he was re-elected.
Let’s hope Bolton really does “clean house” when he gets there.
By Chelsea Betonie — 9 months ago
Most people will agree that the NFL protests have gotten way out of hand. Even the owners who once supported their players protesting the national anthem have begun changing their tune after seeing recent reports on ratings taking a severe nosedive. The NFL has seen a steady decline in television ratings after multiple teams responded to Donald Trump’s comments that any player who decides to kneel should immediately be benched.
After the substantial rise in protests during week 3 many fans responded by taking to social media to record themselves burning their jerseys and swearing off the sport until a change came about. Now more people are recognizing that Donald Trump has once again made a positive change that is sure to anger liberals. Even Steven A. Smith an outspoken host for ESPN has gone on to say,
“He [Trump] is the one that’s winning because he’s turned this into something that the players didn’t intend to. So they’re going to have to find a different mechanism to have their voices heard because Trump has won this round.”
CNN has had plenty to say about the issue but a recent interview with Symone Sanders has taken the issue of the protests in a new direction claiming that white people have no right to criticize the anthem protests.
Not everything’s about race Symone
Sanders, appearing on, “CNN Newsroom With Fredricka Whitfield,” said to conservative pundit Ben Ferguson, “White people do not get to tell black folks or anybody else what is an acceptable form of protest.”
Ferguson responded, “Not everything’s about race Symone. Not everything is about race” to which she responded, “Maybe not for you is it, but for folks who are protesting police…the issue of police brutality is absolutely about race.”
The exchange got heated after Ferguson said, “You stand up and are one of those that are in charge of helping the military. You have a duty, an obligation to the President of the United States of America to leave a situation where people were basically giving the middle finger to the men and women who fought and protect this country.”
“That is false and you should be ashamed.”