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Anti-Trump Riots in America Turning Violent – Warning Graphic [video]

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Anti-Trump protesters across America are ramping up their protests into full scale violent riots.

The rioters are starting fires, smashing cars, breaking windows, spray-painting walls, and even beating people up.

In Oregon, Portland police have declared it a riot, according to CNN.

Warning: The video below from Oregon is graphic:

There’s already speculation that these riots are not as organic as they initially seemed, but are being directed by professional, paid protesters.

President-Elect Trump has commented on the protests:

Jewish Press News Briefs

Let’s Make America VOTE Again

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

{Originally posted to the author’s website, FirstOne Through}

The United States has a long history of terrible voter turnout.

The voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population (VAP) since 1992 has been: 58%, 51% (1996), 54% (2000), 60% (2004), 62% (2008) and 57% (2012). This compares to countries like Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom which had turnouts around 70%.

It is not that people are apathetic about the outcomes of elections; they just realize that their votes do not matter.

In the US, presidential election are not based on the popular vote, where every single vote counts. The outcome is awarded by electoral votes, where every state has a set number of electoral votes as roughly determined by the population in the state, in a winner-take-all formulation. Therefore, if a state is a virtual certainty of voting for a Democrat (say California) or for a Republican (like Texas), it makes no difference if any individual casts a ballot. It is therefore possible that a state like Texas can have as few voters as Minnesota, but the 55 electoral votes for Texas would still be cast for the Republican, even as Minnesota only awards its pre-determined 10 electoral votes.

There is a way to get people to participate in the elections, and it does not entail making it mandatory, as is done in Australia.

This proposal is to INCENTIVIZE people to vote by weighing the electoral votes by the percentage of people that vote in the state.

If a state has less than half of the population casting a ballot, that state would only get 50% of the predetermined electoral votes. For every 2% of the VAP that participates in the election, another 10% of the electoral votes would count, up to 58% of the VAP, when 100% of the electoral votes would be counted.

Percent of VAP Percent of Electoral Votes
Less than 50% 50%
50% to 51.9% 60%
52% to 53.9% 70%
54% to 55.9% 80%
56% to 57.9% 90%
58% and above 100%

 

Consider Pennsylvania, with its 20 electoral votes. In the 2012 presidential election, it had a 57.8% VAP turnout (5,596,499 votes out of a voting age population of 9,677,000). According to this proposal, Pennsylvania would have only gotten 90% of its electoral votes, or 18 instead of the full 20. The shortfall of 16,161 voters (which would have brought it to 58%) would have cost the state 2 important votes.

This formulation incentivizes everyone in the state to vote, and everyone in the country to care about each state. No state would be considered “secure,” as the drive to get every American to participate in the democratic process would be critical.

A great example is New York, with its 29 electoral votes, has been a lock for almost every Democrat (as opposed to Pennsylvania which is a “swing” state).  Most New Yorkers (yes, a majority) opt to go to work and skip the polls.  In 2012, only 6,160,193 people voted, out of the 13,302,000 voting-aged population. Only 46.3%. That’s pathetic.  This formula would have penalized the state for the poor turnout, and awarded NY only 50% of the 29 electoral votes, or 15 votes.  The loss of 14 votes would have been equivalent to losing the entire states of Wisconsin and Hawaii.

Americans are going out to vote today, in the somber 2016 election, when people have strong dislikes for the candidates. Many will opt to stay home because of that distaste.

Let’s change the current election model, so people don’t withdraw from the democratic process itself.


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Why Trump Won and Why He Is The Loud Mouth America Needs

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The results are flowing in and  Trump has done what every press channel called impossible. 

Correction! It was the press along with the Clinton camp that gave Donald Trump this election. As I followed the continuous bashing and digging to find something in Trump’s past to shadow over the actions of Hillary and the actual problems America faces, it became abundantly clear to me what was going on here.

From the onset of this election it was clear just how desperate the liberals were to discredit Trump and the press played along almost as if they were the mice that were following in line and marching in perfect formation as Hillary and company were playing the flute.  It started with a claim that Trump is planning on kicking out all Mexicans when what he actually said was there must be better border control and the criminals coming in from Mexico must stop.

It went on with “Trump said kick out all Muslims” when what was actually said was, no more Muslims from radical countries will be allowed in till the US can fix the security issues.

Then the liberals tried to frighten Jews by taking what Trump did not actually say and throwing hints out that it could be the Jews next.  Watch this piece of garbage propaganda.

Let me explain what happened here.

There are actual problems in the US and one of the threats is the influx of radical Islamic activists masquerading as refugees.

Just in case you don’t understand what this threat is all about, please watch!

There are liberals out there who will call me a racist just for showing this video. They will attempt to blur up the actual problem and say I hate Muslims. NO! There is a REAL problem of radical Islamic terrorists infiltrating the West under the cover of refugees.

Are there others who are really suffering? Absolutely!

Should the world help Muslims who are suffering? Absolutely!

Should the West put their own security at risk? Absolutely NOT!

So the Democrats took what Trump said, perverted it and then put out a video based on what they lied about Trump’s actual statements.

The Democrats don’t want to talk about  the problems, they blur them with fake quotes and personal attacks. They constantly bring up stories with half truths. They talk about a rape case where an anonymous person claimed Trump raped them and even though the claim was dropped, the Democrats needed no proof.

Of course, if the victim was real and Trump did rape someone he would not have gotten my vote!

But that’s exactly the point, it did not happen and this was a clear attempt at scaring people into voting for a crook.

All of a sudden the Democrats forgot about the laws of democracy when it comes to innocent until proven guilty.

That law only exists when talking about Hillary as the FBI closed a blind eye to the email scandal, top secret info sent over private servers, Benghazi tragedy and of course her belligerence towards women her husband raped and took advantage of. 

If you dare mention these actual cases the democrats would simply tell you you are full of ****.

The Democrats were calling Trump a bully and then the tapes of the insane Clinton supporters were released with everything from violence to flag burning and the Democrats responded with, “Trump is a fascist!” 

Then the Democrats excused the violence with claims that Trump is a racist, bigot, anti semite and then some which justified this kind of “righteous” struggle.

 Unfortunately for them, they had absolutely nothing to back up their charges against Trump. Then they brought in the KKK and claimed that Trump supports it. The KKK can vote for whomever they choose, but Trump made it perfectly clear that he categorically condemns racism and certainly the KKK.  OOPS!

Trump is an anti semite? Are you kidding me! 

He must have been very disappointed that both his kids married Jewish and that his daughter converted and is living a Jewish Orthodox life.

Give me a break!

Israel? Nothing to talk about! 

While Clinton was busy shaking her finger at Israel for building in Jerusalem and calling Jews in Judea illegal, Trump was running an event in Jerusalem that called Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel and promised to move the embassy to Israel’s capital.

While Clinton hires anti Israel advocates such as Blumenthal and Abedin (family ties with the Muslim Brotherhood), Trump’s Israel advisors are Jews who see Jews in Judea as a blessing. Check out this (modified) Jstreet video bashing Trump for being too pro Israel.

Women’s Rights? 

Well, Trump almost lost this one with his big mouth from 11 years ago. His comments were simply disgusting and the kind of talk one hears in a bar. Of course it was a decade ago and the Democrats tried to tie together Trump’s verbal attack against 2 TV personalities who attacked him with the comments from 11 years ago. Have any of you ever played BS? Yup! We called it and Clinton lost the hand! Of course the fact that Clinton took millions from Saudi Arabia, a country that beats women who drive, did not seem to bother the Democrats who waved their hands and dismissed the fact as stupidity.

Bottom line, this was an election between the new religion called liberalism and traditionalism. It is true that Trump is not the best role model for traditionalists, but the difference is, he simply did not buy into the liberal, everything goes philosophy.

NO to abortion NO to making peace with those who seek America’s destruction NO to supporting regimes that burn American flags! NO to illegal immigration YES to focusing on America YES to stopping the flood of cash out to China YES to a strong military YES to strong borders

TRUMP STILL HAS A BIG MOUTH!

But that does not change the fact that he is better for America, Israel and the world. If I had to choose between a big mouth and someone who lies her way through politics, I choose Trump! If I had to choose between a business person who has financial cases against him and a person who got rich on the public’s back in politics, I chose Trump!

If I had to chose between someone who is being charged with making disgusting statements and someone who has actually been involved in so many scandals (sexual through financial) I choose Trump!

America just saved itself from #Libertardation and rock bottom corruption! Let’s hope Trump does what he says he will do and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!

This Israeli Jew blesses the United States of America!

#GodBlessTheRedWhiteandBlue!

@israel_shield

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger: Critic Of Jewish Life In America

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

In 1880 there were approximately 250,000 Jews living in the United States. Most of them were either immigrants or descendants of immigrants from Central Europe. However, beginning in 1881 large numbers of Jews began to arrive from Eastern Europe and Russia.

The assassination of Czar Alexander II in March 1881 sparked anti-Jewish riots and massacres. These were followed by the passage of laws that severely restricted the lives of Jews. This combination of economic, political, and physical persecution led to a massive immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe and Russia. Most of them came to the United States. Indeed, between 1881 and 1923 almost 2,800,000 Jews arrived here.

Coming to America did not, of course, solve all the problems of these immigrants. They were faced with daunting challenges in many areas, including those of earning a livelihood and maintaining their religious observance. The religious scene even in the large Jewish community of New York City was more often than not chaotic and bewildering.

To Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, things were so bad here that he felt the need to write a book encouraging Jews not to immigrate and to remain where they were. He was absolutely convinced that, religiously, they were much better off in Eastern Europe and Russia than in America.

Rabbi Weinberger was born in Hungary in 1854 and studied under several noted Torah scholars, among them R. Moshe Sofer (d. 1917, not to be confused with his namesake known as the Chasam Sofer), R. Shmuel Ehrenfeld, R. Elazar Loew, and R. Meir Perles. He was forced to leave Hungary in 1880 for unknown reasons and arrived in New York City.

“Whatever those reasons may have been, New York was the wrong place for him. True, the city then already had an Orthodox Jewish population estimated to number 10,000 people. It housed an impressive Hungarian congregation, Ohab Zedek, founded in 1872/3, as well as several other Orthodox synagogues, most notably Beth Hamedrash Hagodol (1852, reorganized 1859), Beth Hamedrash Livne Yisroel Yelide Polen (1853, later the Kalvarier Shul) and Khal Adas Jeshurun (1856). But these synagogues lived in relative poverty; most lacked the money to support a full-time rabbi. And if any did want a rabbi, they had little trouble luring one with distinguished European credentials, reports of ritual laxity in America notwithstanding.”[i]

Thus, despite his impressive scholarly background and staunch adherence to Orthodoxy, Rabbi Weinberger was unable to find a rabbinical position. So he made a number of unsuccessful forays in business.

In 1890 he became the rabbi of Congregation Bnai Israel Anshei Ungarn of Scranton, Pennsylvania, In 1893 he moved to Philadelphia, where he became the rabbi of Congregation Ohev Shalom.

In 1895 Rabbi Weinberger returned to New York to become the rav of Congregation Beth HaMidrash HaGadol Anshei Ungarn. However, his relationship with his congregants was often contentious. They felt he should devote himself to improving the image and fostering the growth of the shul, whereas he devoted himself to scholarship and education. Some were openly scornful of his effort to found a high level yeshiva. Others felt the congregation should move to a larger building in an effort to attract new members. “If that meant discarding a few time-honored traditions, they were prepared to pay the price.”[ii]

“For eleven years Weinberger kept his position, frequent quarrels and his own difficult economic plight notwithstanding. In August 1905 a dispute caused him to cut back on his classes, and some time later an effort was made to have him fired. But he had a contract and held on, calling all the while for reconciliation. Then, on the last day of Passover, April 17, 1906, accumulated tensions finally exploded. The Hungarian Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol erupted in rioting and police had to be called to quell the disturbance. The incident that occasioned the violence was Rabbi Weinberger’s entry into the matsah business. He claimed to need extra money. This divided the congregation (some congregants were in the matsah business themselves), led to catcalling during the rabbi’s Passover sermon, and finally resulted in blows being exchanged. In the aftermath, Rabbi Weinberger refused to resign his position, placed a ban on his synagogue, and never entered its premises again. Though later he sought reconciliation, he apparently spent his remaining years ‘in exile,’ producing matsah.

“On the surface, based on the limited data available, the Passover riot looks like a classic battle between traditionalists and innovators. Rabbi Weinberger stood for time-tested values; his opponents demanded change. But closer examination reveals a more complicated picture. Weinberger, by entering the matsah business, projected an entrepreneurial image far more characteristically American than Jewish. On the other hand, Weinberger’s opponents, seemingly more outwardly oriented, righteously cloaked themselves in the mantle of tradition, opposing the rabbi’s undertaking as both inappropriate and without precedent. Each side thus respected tradition and feared change, while both – albeit in different ways and for different reasons – also deviated from tradition and accepted change. The resulting guilt, anger, and confusion go far to explain the passionate violence that ensued. In rioting over Weinberger, immigrants partly expressed their frustration at the New World in general.” [iii]

Rabbi Weinberger spent the rest of his life earning his living from his matzah baking business. An ad in Hebrew for his matzahs says in part “Just as in previous years thousands crowed into the synagogue on Willet Street in order to delight in Rabbi Weinberger’s sermons, so too now thousands stand in line to buy Rabbi Weinberger’s kosher and tasty matzot.” [iv] In 1916 Aron Streit became Rav Weinberger’s partner. They originally baked only hand matzos. However, in 1925 Aron Streit and one of his sons opened up a modern (machine) bakery on Rivington Street, and this endeavor eventually grew into the well-known Streit’s matzah business.

“Weinberger dreamed of a united Jewish community and he agitated for the establishment of a chief rabbinate. His efforts in 1895 to found the first institution of higher learning in America patterned on the East European yeshivah were unsuccessful. While serving as a rabbi, he “repeatedly supported shochatim against charges of unfitness seemingly motivated more by personal and economic factors than by religious ones.” Weinberger supported Zionist endeavors and contributed to Hebrew journals.”[v]

“In 1887 Weinberger published his first and most controversial book, HaYehudim v’ha-Yahadut b’New York. Written in Hebrew and directed to his brethren in Europe, Weinberger scorned American society as materialistic, sorely lacking in appropriate family values, and a spiritual danger to religious Jews…. Weinberger cautioned his former countrymen about the poor standards of kashruth and Jewish education and the low level of Talmud knowledge of Jewry’s religious functionaries. He lamented America’s magnificent synagogues, which some Jews felt compelled to build, and chided Jews for the extravagance of luring cantors with inflated salaries to fill normally empty synagogue pews.”[vi]

In addition to the above mentioned book, his other writings include Kuntres Halacha l’Moshe (Philadelphia, 1894); Rosh Divrei Moshe (Philadelphia, 1895); Ho’il Moshe (New York, 1895); Halacha l’Moshe (New York, 1902); Divrei Shalom v’Emet (New York, 1908); Igeret Mishneh: An Open Letter to the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol (New York, 1909); and Dorosh Dorash Moshe (New York, 1914). He also published several articles in Ha-Ivri.

Dr. Yitzchok Levine

GOP Pressures Obama to Cut US Ties to UNESCO Over Jerusalem

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

A group of U.S. Senators from the Republican party urged President Barack Obama in a letter on Wednesday to suspend ties with the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The senators are pressuring Obama to suspend American ties with the world body over the two resolutions it approved in the past 10 days, denying ancient historic Jewish ties with Jerusalem.

“At a time when the Middle East is in turmoil and historical heritage sites are being destroyed by groups such as ISIS, it is imperative that the U.S. stands with Israel, our closest ally and the sole democracy in the region.

“Recent UNESCO resolutions that deny Jewish and Christian ties to holy sites in Jerusalem not only reinforces the necessity of withholding American funding from this counterproductive UN organization, but also call into question future U.S. membership in UNESCO,” wrote the senators in their letter.

It was signed by Senators Marco Rubio, Johnny Isakson, Mark Kirk and David Perdue.

“Given that U.S. law already forbids American taxpayer money going to UNESCO, we urge your administration to join Israel in suspending ties to UNESCO.

“In 1984, the U.S. severed ties with UNESCO due to disparities between American foreign policy goals and UNESCO’s agenda.

“Because UNESCO continues to deviate from its founding mission and adopt one-sided, anti-Israel resolutions, it is time for the U.S. to stand with Israel, and suspend our ties with UNESCO.”

The second resolution, passed this week by the World Heritage Committee, was entitled “Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls. It was approved by a secret vote with only 10 member states casting their ballots in favor; eight abstained, two opposed and one was absent from the room. The Philippines and Tanzania reportedly were the two nations who opposed the measure; Jamaica was absent.

”The theater of the absurd continues,” said Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya following the vote. “We will decide what to do and what further steps to take against this organization.” Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, was also recalled to Jerusalem “for consultations.”

Hana Levi Julian

UNESCO Unmasked – and Letters to the World

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

If you are an Israel friend or foe, your social media feeds were probably taken up with the recent UNESCO decision that the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the Western Wall have no connectino to Jewish history.

The anti Israel crowd were probably applauding the decision while the pro Israel crew were either laughing it off or seriously ticked off by it. Personally, I certainly belong to the second category, but when I heard the decision, I stood up and started applauding it. Why you ask? So happy you did!

No, I don’t agree with this ludicrous, historically fabricated, Islamic terror apologetic UNESCO decision, but for those of you who were surprised or even in the slightest bit disappointed by UNESCO, it’s time to wake up!

I am not applauding UNESCOs decision because I agree with its content, I am applauding it because this UN organization has finally unmasked its real intent.

Can you see it?

This conflict was never about settlements or occupation of a country that never existed and it was never about an Arab national dream to build a country called Palestine, this conflict has always been about an Arab national dream to destroy one called Israel.

The recent UNESCO decision proved beyond a doubt that this is not about an effort by the world to bring about peace, but rather an attempt by the world to take apart Israel piece by piece.

It’s one thing to create a national Arab identity based on a fabrication of history, it’s another to try to delete real Jewish history in the land of Israel, in Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount. Let’s forget about the fact that the Torah, New Testament and the Quran clearly calls the Land of Israel a Jewish homeland and let’s ignore the fact that the Islamic Al Aqsa mosque was originally called BAYIT AL MUQDAS (Translated literally as; Built on the Temple!)

Let’s make believe there is no actual depiction of the Roman empire ransacking Jerusalem and stealing the vessels from JEWISH Temple that existed in Jerusalem long before a religion called Islam was born!

Let’s ignore the fact that Muslims face Mecca in prayer and stick their backsides towards Jerusalem, while the Jews always and only face Jerusalem.

Let’s ignore the fact that Jerusalem is mentioned in the Jewish Bible 669 times and the word Zion is mentioned 154 times and the fact that Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran even once!

Let’s ignore all those pesky facts and still make believe the UNESCO decision has something to do with countries fighting for human and civil rights.

Here is a list of the countries that voted for the UNESCO decision to delete any Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount or the Western Wall.

I gave you the countries that are officially Muslim or have a majority population of Muslims, can you point out which one of these countries have a full democratic government?

The only thing that happened in the recent UNESCO vote is the masks came off. The only people who were surprised about this vote are those who built themselves a fantasy world where the enemies of Israel are actually interested in peace.

The only people upset about this vote are leftists who convinced themselves of some kind of Alice in Wonderland reality where the radical Islamic queen will not cut off their heads if they just give them some land.

The only question that remains is; do the liberal leftists in the world have enough sanity left to actually deal with reality or will they cling on to the fantasy world they built for themselves?


Dear America, England, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania and The Netherlands,

Thank you for having the courage to stand up and vote NO to this total fabrication of history and poor excuse for Islamic terrorism. Can you do me a favor?

Can you please stop making believe settlements are the issue and can you please stop accepting the false narrative the Arabs created with which they justify attacking Israel and murdering Jews.

THANK YOU!


Dear America,

Now that you admit Jerusalem has strong historical, religious and national connections to the Jewish people,

would you be so kind to move your embassy to Jerusalem and stop deleting Israel when it comes to Jerusalem!

 


Dear Bibi,

You are a great statesman and thank God you are Prime Minister and not the left wing representatives. You seemed to be very upset with the recent UNESCO decision and sent out several humorous yet angry tweets over the decision.

LOL! Very funny!

Now, would you please cancel your order that does not allow Jewish members of Knesset to go up to the Temple Mount. While we are on the subject, can you please give an order that Jews are no longer to be arrested for praying on the Temple Mount.


Dear Israel,

If we make deals with terrorists and behave as if we owe something to those who have attacked us time and time again, you cannot blame the world for such stupidity, let’s stop making believe we are the bad guys, shall we!

 

@israel_shield

A Soldier’s Mother: The Manipulation of America

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Disclaimer: I am not pro-Trump so much as I am anti-Clinton. I think America would have had to work very hard to come up with a candidate selection that is worse than this one.

The election is one month away – it’s become vicious. Not the first time. It’s filled with lies. Not the first time. It’s filled with desperation on both sides. Each is convinced that their candidate is the lesser of two evils. Few actually like the choice facing America.

From distant shores, I watch in sadness. What bothers me most at this point, is two things. The first is that America is being manipulated. The second is that, in part, it is crossing red lines to do this.

The Manipulation

Another Facebook post going around:

Why has nobody consider it very strange that a person would record (apparently without permission) a locker room conversation and then holds on to it for 11 years. That person then waits until 2 months before the elections when it looks like Hillary might lose and decides to release it. I call that very strange. Then people are ready to string him up for something he said 11 years ago.I have since seen the video that the conversation was taken from and it’s locker room conversation among men. A lot of big talk – crude yes but most men and some women too have talked that way when they’re impressing someone. And it took place 11 years ago. Let’s keep this in perspective. We all know Trump has a big mouth and very high opinion of himself.
I agree. Does no one find the timing of this disgusting Trump tape just a bit too convenient? Is what a man said in private to a friend eleven years ago enough to disqualify a man when deleting tens of thousands of emails, cursing an entire people, enabling a sexual predator and cheating billions out of charity is ignored?

Up to now, I sit back in wonder. I can’t understand how America got to this point. I can’t stand either but believe Trump to be the lesser of two evils in an election that will, almost certainly, focus on that specific point. Who will do less damage until America has another chance to right the wrong they are about to commit?

I sit here mere hours after a terror attack in Jerusalem – at a place I go to nearly every day. I was there an hour and a bit before, taking the train that came under fire (which isn’t hard because the whole light rail is only one train line). I have reached the end of my ability to care about this election…except for that red line.

And the Red Lines

The problem with red lines nowadays is most people think it’s not so hard to move them. Red lines aren’t supposed to be moved. We all have our opinions and that is America. That is democracy. What is not America, is the hate being fanned and this is where the red line comes in. There are some lines that are more red than others and very few that are more red that this next one.

A man posts a picture to Facebook furthering the absurd comparison of Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It is the gates of Auschwitz, where my great grandmother and two great aunts were murdered. A place that lived in my grandfather’s nightmares for all the days of his life. It is the place where he lost the mother he was desperately working to save. It is where my husband lost all his grandparents, before he ever had a chance to know them. Where my mother-in-law was scared, my husband’s uncle tattooed.

I wrote to the man…could it be possible that he doesn’t understand? We are taught to give the benefit of the doubt. This is extremelly offensive and insensitive, not to mention inaccurate, I wrote to him. “Your attempt to present Trump as a Nazi falls far from the truth and only shows an incredible amount of ignorance about the Holocaust.”

His response: “He’s more like Mussolini. But I couldn’t find a meme for that.”

So because he couldn’t find a meme likening Trump to Mussolini, he has the right to belittle the Holocaust, to use and abuse the legacy of Auschwitz at a time when the Poles have already turned it into a “museum” and the Catholics believe the memory of over a million Jews murdered and gassed to death is honorably served by building a church there?

“You clearly know little about the Nazi period if that’s what you boil it down to – and you didn’t use a Nazi uniform, you used concentration camp gates. Yes, Trump was unfaithful – I seem to recall there being many men out there who were unfaithful as well. He had a private conversation that was illegally taped, eleven years ago and which miraculously is being released now – you’re being manipulated and you can’t even see it.” I wrote to him.

I tried arguing against his comments about Trump:

You are also misquoting Trump to serve your purpose. He doesn’t propose getting rid of “that group” of people – that would be Hitler – who not only proposed it but did a lot to make that “proposal” happen. Trump said – ONLY – that until you can vet Muslims, you shouldn’t let them into the country. What’s wrong with that? You ever seen a body blown to pieces? It’s not a pretty sight. You ever worry about getting on a bus, sitting in a restaurant, where your children are when a bomb explodes? Trust me – it’s not easy and it should be taken seriously. Vet them properly – that’s what Israelis do every day of the year. I drove through a check point this morning. The car in front of me was pulled over to the side. His papers will be checked. I drove right through – but then again, how many 55 year old Jewish grandmothers blow up buses? The 20 or 30-something male Muslim is in the range and so he’s pulled to the side and delayed for about 3 minutes.

Is his inconvenience in being stopped for 3 minutes justified? Hell yes. If you doubt it, I’ll put you in touch with my friend – whose 15 year old daughter was blown apart, murdered by an Arab terrorist who got through because Israel was urged to show restraint and ease the check points.

But getting back to your meme – it is offensive. My great-grandmother was murdered there behind the gates of that place you so callously use. My husband never knew a grandparents love – because all four of his grandparents were murdered there.

His response was, “if it’s offensive, I apologize. When Trump apologizes it makes everything okay. So this should too.”

I’m sorry, I should write to him, but I won’t…I’ll put it here because the chance that his mind is open enough to understand that what he did is very small.

If I were to take the time, I would tell him – your political agenda doesn’t give you the right to abuse the memory of six million Jews.

Make America Great – perhaps what is really wrong with America is that they’ve forgotten that being great is actually a good thing. Eight years ago, America rallied behind the asinine slogan of “Yes We Can” – and, oh my God, in eight years, you didn’t. He didn’t.

He didn’t solve the racial divide – he made it worse.

He didn’t strengthen America – he brought the military to the gates of collapse.

He didn’t bring men and women of honor to lead the nation – he brought the corrupt likes of Clinton and the monoric likes of John Kerry.

He didn’t. I don’t know if Trump can. I know that Clinton can’t. You want to call him a racist? You want to call her some horrible name? Go for it – OMG, you picked the worst candidates in your entire history and now you have to live with it but don’t you dare.

But don’t you DARE make a mockery of the Holocaust.

Trump will NOT tattoo people; he will not take a mother into a room and tell her she can choose ONE of her three children while the rest will die. He will not build ghettoes and starve people to death. He will not march them across miles of frozen land. He is not a Nazi; he is not Adolf Hitler

You don’t like Trump – don’t vote for him. He’s crass and crude – fine. Don’t vote for him.

She’s, oh my God, vicious, nasty, horrible – you think she’s Obama’s second coming – knock yourself out and vote for her.

I give up – maybe the saying that a country deserves the leaders it gets is true. I don’t know. I don’t care. Red lines crossed. I’m done. See you in four years, America…or maybe 8 if you can’t come up with anything better than either of these clowns.

Oh, and the biggest joke of all – the man who posted this image as his …yeah, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Paula Stern

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