by: Brent Smith
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Back in January of this year, the Associated Press reported that, “a Salvadoran immigrant, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman,” was charged in Nevada with four counts of murder. The murders were committed during robberies in an attempt to get money to buy methamphetamine.
The murders happened over a period of 5 days, between January 10 and 15. Three of the four victims were elderly – 74-year-old Sophia Renken, 81-year-old Gerald David, and his 80-year-old wife, Sharon David, as well as 56 old Connie Koontz.
But Guzman wasn’t just an “immigrant,” as the left likes to classify everyone. He’s an ILLEGAL immigrant, who has been in the U.S. for a year or so. He has family that lives in Carson City. Their status was unreported.
Guzman, who at first lied and claimed his innocence, finally broke down during a three hour interrogation, that he did in fact kill the four.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Detective Stefanie Brady said that he admitted to shooting all four – that, “he shot the victims ‘because of the drugs.’” And the murders were committed with a gun Guzman stole from the David residence. read more
from Victor Davis Hanson for IBD:
The reinvention of vocabulary can often be more effective than any social protest movement. Malarial swamps can become healthy “wetlands.” Fetid “dumps” are often rebranded as green “landfills.”
Global warming was once a worry about too much heat. It implied that man-made carbon emissions had so warmed the planet that life as we knew it would soon be imperiled without radical changes in consumer lifestyles.
Yet in the last 30 years, record cold spells, inordinate snow levels and devastating rains have been common. How to square that circle? read more
from: he Daily Wire
State Senator Open Carries Gun After Colleague ‘Swarmed’ By Immigration Activists
What a Virginia state senator chose to wear and how she chose to wear it to a committee meeting on Tuesday has earned national attention.
A day after Capitol Police were called to the scene when a Republican was “swarmed” by pro-immigration activists angered by his anti-“sanctuary cities” bill, first-term State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) decided it was a good time to not just conceal carry, as she often does, but open carry — as a “deterrent for over-exuberant folks.” read more
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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The left has been quite successful at framing the immigration debate. What used to be accepted as an accurate portrayal of those sneaking into our country, is now demonized as near hate speech. I’m speaking of the term illegal alien, which over the years has been intentionally softened into the current term, undocumented immigrant.
Framing a debate or terminology is a psychological technique that can influence the perception of a political or social movement. Leftists are masters at this.
It’s not difficult. At my day job, I may be speaking to a customer and he or she may give a phone number or credit card number, etc. As they begin to dictate the number, I repeat it back for accuracy. They may give me the number zero, yet call it, not zero, but ‘O’, as in the letter O. When I repeat it back, I’m careful to say zero instead. In almost all cases, in an unconscious desire to conform, the next time they say the number zero, they will say zero – not ‘O’. It’s fascinating, and it confirms this desire to conform.
The left knows this better than do we, which is why we on the right fall prey to it so often, by adopting their terminology. read more