A Great Day For The Jewish People

May 14, 2018—truly a great day for Jewish people everywhere.  Today, the United States Embassy has opened in Jerusalem, the historic and rightful capital of Israel!

Appropriately, the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem coincides with the 70th anniversary of the formal establishment of Israel as an independent nation.

Nearly as significant and historic is President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the horrific Iran “deal”, in which vile anti-Semites Hussein Obama and John Kerry conspired with Iranian dictators to betray Israel and the United States.  As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed out, Iran lied and cheated and continued its efforts to develop nuclear weapons in spite of the “deal”.  Why are we not surprised?

President Trump is to be commended, not only for recognizing the folly of the Iran “deal”, but also for keeping his promise to the American people, unlike his predecessors.  As an American of the Jewish faith, I am proud to wear my beautiful lapel pin, depicting the flags of the United States and Israel and the eternal bond between the two nations.

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”

 

 

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Who Is Funding The Illegal “Caravan”?

The latest media circus has arrived.  This time it’s a “caravan” of illegal aliens from Central America camping out on our Southern border, plotting to invade our country, under the guise of “asylum” (Translation:  free food, housing, medical and other benefits, at the expense of American taxpayers).

So who is funding this “caravan” of illegals, with their elaborate tents, shiny luxury buses, and a bevy of pro bono lawyers advising them on how to game the system?  Is it the far-left California billionaire who has poured millions of dollars into a vile attempt to impeach President Trump?  Is it the non-U.S. citizen billionaire who has funded numerous anti-Semitic and terrorist causes?  Is it CNN (aka the Commiecrat News Network), who has sent its reporters into Mexico to foment anti-American hatred and propaganda?  Is it the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who needs the illegals for future votes for its corrupt and morally bankrupt political party?  Or is it the greedy big corporations who want the illegals for cheap (i.e., slave) labor?

Well, whoever and whatever it is, this “caravan” of illegals needs to be stopped in its tracks and turned back at the border.  They have no right to enter the United States, irrespective of what the lying mass media is trying to tell us.  What part of illegal don’t they understand?

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chappaquiddick Revisited—Getting Away With Murder!

Well, technically, it was “only” involuntary manslaughter.  Nearly 50 years ago, a drunken U.S. Senator, Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D, MA) drove his car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick (MA), killing his female passenger, campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne.

Fearing a political scandal and damage to his political career, Kennedy left Ms. Kopechne to drown, not only making no effort whatsoever to save her, but even refusing to report the accident to authorities for over nine hours when, in all likelihood, Ms. Kopechne could have survived if prompt medical attention had been given.

As the current and excellent movie, “Chappaquiddick” points out, Kennedy’s legal “dream team” then engaged in a massive cover-up, first claiming it was Ms. Kopechne who drove the car and then, when that lie was exposed, portraying Kennedy as “the victim”, even going so far as having Kennedy wear a phony neck brace to feign injuries at the funeral for Ms. Kopechne.

Thanks to a sympathetic judiciary and the Kennedy name, Ted Kennedy was merely charged with “leaving the scene of an accident!” and given a suspended sentence.  Talk about celebrity justice.  And thanks to ignorant and sympathetic voters, Kennedy was re-elected six more times to the U.S. Senate!  And the corrupt and morally bankrupt mass media referred to him as a “lion” (“lyin’ would have been more appropriate).

Isn’t it ironic that today, if a man even looks at a woman below the neckline, he is accused of “sexual harassment”?  But serial sexual predators like Bill Clinton and the Kennedys are glorified by the mass media.  I guess we’ve come a long way, baby.  Yea, right.  Where was the “me-too” movement when Mary Jo Kopechne needed them?

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”

 

 

 

 

 

March of the Useful Idiots

The biased and morally bankrupt mass media (ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN. The Washington Post, The New York Times, et al) wants us to believe the big lie that the so -called “march against gun violence” was a spontaneous “student” effort.  It wasn’t!

In actuality, only about 10% of the marchers were under the age of 18.  The “march” was planned, organized, and choreographed by professional far-left agitators, intent on eliminating the Second Amendment and ultimately disarming law-abiding American citizens.

Granted, some of the “student” protestors were well-meaning, but after years of brainwashing by their anti-American teachers and the mass media, they became useful idiots who willingly did the bidding of the far-left.  And some, judging from the now infamous communist closed-fist salute given by one of the “student” spokespersons,  demonstrated their real agenda.

Now the far left wants to silence any opposition to their nefarious objectives.  They have initiated a campaign to boycott a courageous and patriotic American, Laura Ingraham, who dared to tell the truth about one of the latest mass media darlings.  Well, I have news for the pusillanimous “sponsors” who are buckling under to the bullying tactics of the mass media and the far left.  If you boycott Laura, you can be absolutely certain we will boycott you!

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”

 

Business-As-Usual In The Swamp

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2016, one of his campaign promises was to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C.  This meant, presumably, he would attempt to rid the Washington “establishment” of its corrupt elected officials, its nameless unelected bureaucrats, and its unscrupulous paid lobbyists.

While this was certainly a laudable objective, with a few notable exceptions such as the firing of disingenuous FBI political hacks Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe, it has really been “business-as-usual” in the D.C. swamp.

The latest disgraceful example is the $1.3 TRILLION budget “deal” concocted by RINO Republican “leaders” Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, in collusion with far-left Democrat “leaders” Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.  This budget “deal” provides for full government funding of criminal “sanctuary cities” and baby-killing Planned Parenthood, while providing bupkes for building the wall along our Southern border and border security.

Yes, there are still some loyal and patriotic members in Congress, such as U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R, TX), Ron Paul (R, KY), Mike Lee (R, UT), Tom Cotton (R, AR), and the wonderful members of the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives.  But by and large, the RINO Republican “establishment” and their far-left Democrat counterparts in Congress epitomize the creatures that inhabit the D.C. swamp. They have clearly betrayed and continue to betray the American people.  Let us hope President Trump has the good sense and common decency to VETO this outrageous spending bill.

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”

 

Prosecute Oakland’s Criminal Mayor

Enough is enough!  We have witnessed numerous elected officials, both state and local, declaring their respective jurisdictions “sanctuaries” for criminal illegal aliens.  This means these elected officials are refusing to cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in the apprehension of dangerous and felonious criminals in violation of federal law.

Now we see the latest spectacle, where Oakland (CA) Mayor Libby Schaaf publicly and proudly tipped off criminal illegal aliens of an impending ICE raid, thus allowing these criminals to escape capture.  THIS IS A CRIMINAL ACT by Mayor Schaaf.  For anyone who harbors, protects, abets, or otherwise provides aid and comfort to a criminal and/or obstructs law enforcement officials from doing their job is, by definition. a criminal himself or herself.

NOBODY is above the law.  These criminal elected officials, whether they be in Oakland, or San Francisco, or Los Angeles, or Chicago, or New York, or anywhere else, are endangering the lives of law-abiding citizens by their unconscionable actions.  It’s time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute these elected officials for what is clearly OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”

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Misdirected Outrage

It’s happened again.  Another mass shooting in a school, this time in Parkland, Florida.  Parents of the victims are outraged, as well they should be.  Even those students fortunate to escape physically unscathed will be emotionally scarred for life by watching their classmates gunned down for no reason.  And every American should likewise be outraged by this senseless and recurrent act of violence.

But much of our outrage is clearly misdirected.  The biased and hateful mass media (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, et al) refer to this heinous act as “gun violence”, an oxymoron of the worst kind.  Guns BY THEMSELVES do not kill.  Someone has to pull the trigger.  Guns IN THE HANDS OF DERANGED INDIVIDUALS, TERRORISTS, OR GANG MEMBERS kill.  Our real focus, therefore, should obviously be in KEEPING WEAPONS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THOSE INTENT ON KILLING.  Our outrage should be directed toward THE PERPETRATOR, not his weapon of choice!

The real agenda of the Lunatic Left is not to make our schools safer, but rather to outlaw all guns, and ultimately strike down our Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.  But does anyone really believe that, even if guns were outlawed, someone with an intent to commit mass murder couldn’t rent a U-Haul truck to mow down his or her victims, or toss an incendiary device into a crowded venue?

What must be done to prevent such senseless acts of violence as we have witnessed in Parkland, Las Vegas, Boston, Sandy Hook, Columbine, San Bernardino, and many more is, at the very least:

(1) Institute thorough background checks in order to weed out those who should not be issued guns;

(2) Limit automatic weapons to those with a legitimate need to have them (e.g., local police);

(3) Employ adequate and competent armed security personnel, metal detectors, and any other appropriate safeguards at all “soft target” public venues (e.g., schools, churches, concerts, sporting events, etc.);

(4) If, despite the above, the perpetrator of a mass murder is captured alive, hold a fair and speedy trial, and if the perpetrator is found guilty, carry out the death penalty without countless delays for meritless appeals.

Epilogue—

The FBI (aka, the Federal Bureau of Incompetence) had multiple warnings regarding the mindset of the Parkland shooter, but opted to ignore these warnings, probably because the FBI hierarchy was too busy trying to undermine and sabotage the election of our United States President.

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not An Echo”