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Officials Claim Central American Teens Housed At Church Camp Pose Security Threat

In the latest example of extreme xenophobia in Texas, a constable south of Dallas is urging residents to arm themselves after the federal government announced plans to temporarily house “unaccompanied” children from Central America who have been separated from or have no parents at a local church camp. 

About 500 undocumented immigrants, ages 12 to 17, will be housed in Ellis County to relieve a recent surge of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom are fleeing gang violence in places like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, which has been named the murder capital of the world. The children will be housed for 21 days at an Assemblies of God camp through a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to The Dallas Morning News.  

Ellis County Constable Mike Jones, who once referred to Muslims as “rock monkeys” and called for executing the entire family of anyone who kills an American, responded to the plan to house the unaccompanied children on his Facebook page Wednesday. 

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“Shouldn’t we be moving be moving them closer to the border so we can kick their butts back across the Rio Grande?” Jones wrote. “I am told these illegals are NOT Syrians, but are South Americans. Are you kidding me? Are we supposed to believe anything the Obama administration tells us?” 

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Jones, whose Facebook page show photos of him wearing 2nd Amendment tee shirts, added that because the federal government isn’t providing security, local law enforcement will be on a heightened state of alert, and noted, “We are oath keepers,” a reference to the so-called patriot movement that some see as right-wing vigilantes.

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“My advice to everyone is to remain vigilant, to carry your weapon at all times,” Jones wrote. “Do not hesitate to call 911 if you suspect something is going on. Let us check it out. Meanwhile we will be working hard to get these folks out of Ellis County.” 

But U.S. Congressman Joe Barton, a far right Texas tea partier who is opposed to the children being house in the Lone Star state, says in a statement that in fact the federal government is providing security.

While at the camp, there will be over 200 adults who come with them to supervise their daily routine. Additionally, there will be private security provided and paid for by the federal government plus local law enforcement provided by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department.”

Barton also says he is “working to prevent a reoccurrence and to change the law.”

The unaccompanied minors are being housed by the nonprofit BCFS, formerly Baptist Children and Family Services, which is assuring people that they’ve undergone background checks and medical screenings, and that none will be Syrian. But other Ellis County officials are showing only slightly more Christian compassion than Jones. County Commissioner Paul Perry said he’s concerned because “teenagers in Guatemala are not teenagers in Ellis County,” according to a report from The Waxahachie Daily Light. 

“They’ve been exposed to things and do things that the average teenager in this county has probably not learned how to do,” Perry said. “This was imposed upon us; we didn’t solicit this. Any person would be really concerned about security issues. These kids have crossed the border unlawfully; somehow they had the wit and the skills to make it through Mexico from Guatemala. … What kids are we dealing with?” 

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown said he fears some of the minors could escape the camp with no money or food.

“My major concern is, and it’s not all of them, is you’re going to have some of them that already have family members in the United States,” Brown said. “Some of them could leave the property. Desperate people tend to do desperate things.”

Nevertheless, Brown vowed the situation is “under control and we have everything secured.”

No word on whether he’s also prepared to protect the unaccompanied children from the citizens of Ellis County. 

 

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‘Bleakest Scenario’: Advisor to 4 Presidents Warns ‘All Hell Breaks Lose’ After 2024 Election

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One of the most experienced former White House staffers in America warned of the unraveling of America during a Saturday appearance on CNN.

David Gergen served as director of speechwriting for President Richard Nixon, communications director for Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and counselor to the president under Bill Clinton.

CNN’s Pamela Brown said, “as someone who has advised so many presidents, who cares so much about American democracy, how concerned are you about the future U.S. elections with this backdrop of the ‘Big Lie’?”

“I’m very concerned,” Gergen replied.

“I think that we’re in more, we’re in potentially more danger than we were six months ago, a year ago. Listen, the bleakest scenario is that all the efforts that are being made now between Democrats and Republicans on where we’re going to go on the economy and pandemic, you know, that all these talks may collapse and we in government may be seen as dysfunctional,” he explained.

“The Republicans then use this in 2022 to take back the House and set themselves up for 2024. Trump could go on as crazy as he is now, he gets crazier as it goes along. You can see all this coming together at an outcome in 2024,” he continued.

“If Trump were to be re-elected, all hell is going to break loose in this country. On the other hand, if his supporters think it’s been stolen from him after 2024, all hell could break loose on that side, too. So I think we’re in pretty treacherous territory right now,” Gergen warned.

“Those are not very good options you just laid out there, David Gergen,” Brown said. “Pretty terrifying.”

 

 

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Steve Schmidt Warns on GOP Authoritarian Threat: ‘Democracy Cannot Survive’ When ‘The Lie and the Truth Stand Equally’

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Steve Schmidt, Lincoln Project co-founder and Republican strategist-turned-Democrat, expressed concern about the latest authoritarian attack leveled on the United States’ democracy as he urged Americans to push back against their threats.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schmidt laid out the main issue with former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.”

“The front of that fight is a space where the lie is confronted with the truth. That is the battleground. And it plays out in 1 million ways,” Schmidt said. “But a democracy cannot survive in a world where the lie and the truth stand equally. The system that we have is based on a compact that requires faith in belief and trust. It’s how we share power with people that we disagree with. We acknowledge that we live in a complex world where people have different perspectives.”

He continued, “And we have to accommodate those views. In the 21st century, I believe that there was a consensus that has unraveled in start really short period of time, that you can trace all the way back to the beginning of the country, in the name of political power — also, the same people claiming that they’re doing it in the name of freedom are seeing that that preservation of freedom means maintaining our power. Not necessarily abiding the results of the election. And when you get into that territory, you’re in a scary space.”

 

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Marjorie Taylor Green’s Chief of Staff Quits — Hours After Her Very Public Meltdown on the Capitol Steps

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lost her most senior staffer on Friday after she made a scene on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

NBC News reported Greene “instigated a shouting match with a group of House Democrats who were holding an event outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday.”

Greene screamed that Democrats support “murder” for supporting abortion rights.

Following the incident, Greene announced that her chief of staff had “advised” her that he would no longer be working in her office.

“I want to thank my Chief of Staff, Patrick Parsons, for helping me take the fight to the Socialist Democrats as I’ve transitioned into Congress. He’s advised me he will be moving back into the political arena to help elect America First conservatives who can fight alongside me,” she posted to Twitter.

 

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