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President Trump’s Response Half-Right on NATO

While they like being protected by America, Europeans don’t need America to protect them. They have a larger economy and population than the U.S. and vastly bigger than Russia. The issue is not capability, but willingness to do more militarily.

The Importance of President Trump’s Speech to NATO

The most important part of his speech was not the part where he played bill collector for America’s hard-pressed taxpayers. It was where he delivered the same message to the European leaders that he delivered a few days before in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the leaders of Muslim majority nations.

President Trump Should Give NATO to the Europeans

NATO should be turned over to the Europeans, allowing them to handle their defense as they desire. This would not mean cutting relations. But it does mean Washington should stop subsidizing its wealthier cousins when the latter don’t feel like paying for their own defense.

Don’t Include Corrupt, Military Midget Montenegro in NATO

Candidate Donald Trump got NATO right. When it includes states like Montenegro it no longer serves America’s defense. He should speak on behalf of the American people who are expected to pay for everyone else.

The Moral Case For Trump's "America First" Agenda

Memo to the rest of the planet: Stop panicking over the victory of Donald Trump.  His “America First” agenda is not about abandoning the free world.  If anything, it is about saving the free world—from itself.

Warning to America: What We Can Learn From Scandinavia About Low Skilled Migrants

Though economically and demographically similar, Norway and Sweden have adopted sharply different approaches to the policy and politics of immigration, and have reaped sharply differing outcomes. Excerpts from a Wall Street Journal article by Senator Cotton and Representative Pompeo.

Washington’s First Obligation is to Defend America, not the World

Former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s greatest fear appears to be that Donald Trump might be elected and end Washington’s unique global role: “What is at stake here is the American role as the global superpower.” Meaning America should continue to foot the bill in lives and treasure to protect countries that can and should protect themselves.

Ryan And McCarthy Playing Small Ball Against Islam’s Civilization Jihad

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 we urge CHQ readers to call Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul to tell them it is time to confront the subversive pre-violent elements of civilization jihad, such as influence operations, lawfare, infiltration, migration, material support for terrorism, etc. Tell them that there is no acceptable substitute for Victory Over Jihad and that their bill falls far short of putting in place the tools necessary to defeat the clear and present danger civilization jihad presents to constitutional liberty and Western civilization.

Brexit was a Win for the Good Guys

The Brexiteers deserve at least a couple hurrahs. The European Union created a common economic market throughout the continent, an undoubted good, but since then has focused on becoming a meddling Leviathan like that in Washington, D.C. In the Brexit the good guys won.

Cruz Nails Obama Willful Blindness To Muslim Terrorism And Its Goals

As our friend Frank Gaffney put it so memorably after Senator Ted Cruz's stellar questioning of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, “The U.S. government is, indeed, ‘willfully blind’ about sharia-supremacism and the danger it poses to America.  Sen. Ted Cruz has established that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could qualify for a seeing-eye dog – and why… These are the narratives of the Muslim Brotherhood – and proof-positive of their successful, subversive influence operations inside the Obama administration.”

Muslim Terrorism In America: See Something, Say Nothing

Our friend Philip B. Haney yesterday testified before Senator Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to explain just how deeply the Obama administration has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Haney is the author of the must-read book See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad that we strongly recommend to CHQ readers.

Fact: Ryan And Obama Are Importing Muslim Terrorism

Out of 580 individuals convicted on terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014 at least 380 of them were foreign born, and there's only one man responsible for keeping this existential threat to your safety and quality of life alive, and that's Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. We urge you to call Speaker Ryan’s office, the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell Speaker Ryan that you will hold him personally responsible for the next jihadi attack on our country.

Political Earthquake Hits as British Exit European Union

The impact of the British vote to exit the European Union will radiate across the continent. Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. It actually is much more because “the EU is undemocratic not by accident, but by design.” Thus, the British are not the only Europeans desiring to escape from the EU’s smothering embrace.

Trump Is Right: Hillary Puts Refugees Ahead Of Inner City Americans

Trump's comments about Hillary Clinton's plans to expand the refugee resettlement program are dead on. Nothing captures how the “iron triangle” of entrenched Washington insider interests uses its influence on Congress to raid the Treasury and betray the American people as does the refugee “resettlement” industry.

Donald Trump Should Thank Ted Cruz For This Speech

We think every American should read or hear this speech by Ted Cruz and Trump’s speech on Muslim terrorism from earlier this week. Their mutual understanding of how to fight and win the war Islam has declared on America and the West revives our faint hope that Trump and Cruz might find a way to work together in the campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Obama and Ryan Want to Fight You, Not Muslim Terrorists

Many have commented on the folly of the Obama "countering violent extremism" strategy. But there’s an even more sinister element to the refusal by Capitol Hill Republicans to use the power of the purse to correct this negligent and wasteful strategy: through its so-called community partners, the program actually ends up funding individuals and organizations that sympathize with and cover for the terrorists.

The Leftwing Media's Top Issues for 2016: Gun Control and Hiding the Truth About Islam

Gun control is the one political issue that conveniently brings together Islamists and Leftwing statists, like Hillary Clinton, because what they both want is more unarmed victims who are incapable of defending constitutional liberty and standing in the way of their totalitarian vision for the future.

The Trump Speech On Muslim Terrorism Every American Should Hear

If you are still on the fence about voting for Donald Trump I suggest you read his speech on the Orlando Islamist terror attack and then ask yourself, for all his foibles, who is more credible, focused and trustworthy on winning the war Islam has declared on America, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

Orlando Massacre: Muslim Kills Gays To Enforce Shariah In America

Omar Mateen’s attack on the Pulse nightclub during Gay Pride Week was a “twofer” for any observant Muslim; first, he was able to enforce Shariah by killing unbelievers who were homosexuals; second, he was able to follow Islamic State emir Abu Mohammed al-Adnani’s admonition to sow terror in the American heartland.

Is It Time For An American Exit, Or Amexit, From The Union?

Over the last century, in particular, power and authority have inexorably flowed into Washington. As a result, people’s liberties and states’ responsibilities have shrunk dramatically. So much for the fabled Land of Liberty.