surveillance

The Left Is What It Once Loathed

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

The more one is insulated from the downside of one’s abstract progressivism, the louder and more vehemently he expresses it. Move Nancy Pelosi’s palazzo to the border, subject Bill Gates to Bernie Sanders’s wealth tax and his envisioned 70 percent tax rate, have Dianne Feinstein or Gavin Newsom live in an inner-city neighborhood or make NBA stars follow Chinese rules of collective bargaining and state-mandated compensation, or subject Samantha Power, Bruce Ohr, John Brennan, and Andrew McCabe to federal indictments, and Barack Obama to an impeachment charade and we would not have what is now the progressive party.

It's time for Congress to bring accountability to intelligence community's surveillance power

Sen. Mike Lee, Fox News

We must remember the FBI’s failure to respect Americans' right to privacy. More importantly, we must fix the problems with the FISA program so that these violations of United States citizens’ civil liberties never happen again. Unfortunately, the federal government often justifies violations of privacy by claiming they need to protect us from foreign espionage and interference. While the threat of foreign espionage is very real, abuse of government’s surveillance powers is all too common. We believe that serious reform is necessary and should include several elements. The proposed FISA reforms will check the federal government’s surveillance power making it great again.

Trump Amnesty Disaster

While the White House proposal technically ends chain migration and the lottery, it uses ALL those visas to bring in the 4 million people on the visa waiting list.  That means current immigration levels will continue for the next 10-15 years or more AND amnesty will be granted to a minimum of 1.8 million illegals.  These are permanent changes to America's electorate. If this passes the Trump proposal will make Republicans a permanent minority party and limited government constitutional conservatism a soon-to-be extinct philosophy of government.

Trump Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory On Immigration

The current level of immigration, even without amnesty, will add nearly 15 million new Left-leaning voters to our polity. Add to that amnesty for millions of mostly Mexican and Central American DACA beneficiaries and Trump will make Republicans a permanent minority party and limited government constitutional conservatism a soon-to-be extinct philosophy of government.

Now Is The Time To Crush The Democrats

It is inconceivable to us that Republican “leaders” cannot grasp what a strong political position they now hold vis-à-vis the Democrats, and how the future of their majority now balances on a knife’s edge. We urge CHQ readers to call the toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senator John Cornyn, tell them conservatives will bolt the GOP if they trade ending the #SchumerShutdown for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Trump Shoots Down Senate Liberals’ Amnesty Bill

President Trump called the deal proposed by Senators Flake and Durbin “horrible” on border security funding, the President also said the deal was “very, very weak” when it came to the White House’s preferred changes to the legal immigration system. "It's the opposite of what I campaigned for," the President.

Getting The Immigration Bills Straight

Extending DACA or passing a larger amnesty bill before we build the promised border wall, before we take other actions to improve border security, before we beef up internal enforcement of our immigration laws, and before we remove the incentives to come and stay in America illegally would be a colossal mistake.

Trump Says What Normal Americans Think, Establishment Goes Nuts

We think all the establishment huffing and puffing about President Trump's "sh-thole" remark is cover for the fact that other than achieving their goal of fundamentally changing America, they have no answer for why we need more uneducated immigrants from underdeveloped countries.

Who Is Right: Rush Or Tucker And Ann?

So, who is right? Rush, who says don’t worry the President's meeting wasn’t about DACA, amnesty or anything but showing the world that Trump is in control and isn’t suffering from dementia. Or is it Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter who say the meeting was a disaster, and perhaps the lowest point of Donald Trump’s presidency?

The DACA Lovefest At The White House

Ann Coulter and Rep. Steve King are right, the real goal of the latest immigration deal is not to merely grant some humanitarian-motivated relief to current DACA beneficiaries, it is to advance the ultimate goal of changing the United States into an open borders globalist econometric society stripped of any of the of the trappings of nationhood or American exceptionalism.

No Mr. President We Don’t 'Hope' To Work Out A Deal With Democrats

President Trump has completely confused many of his most ardent supporters with conflicting statements about the future of Obama’s anti-constitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that grants de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Paul And Mulvaney: Government Must Err On The Side Of Privacy

We agree with Senator Rand Paul and Representative Mick Mulvaney and urge www.conservativehq.com readers to contact their Representative and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to urge them to back efforts to enact strict, specific language in law that explicitly prevents the government from overreaching in matters of electronic surveillance in the guise of protecting national security -- such as Senator Paul's “Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013."

Price of the Surveillance State

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Too many things are happening that are making a lot of us feel a new distance from our country.