Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is cracking down on crime in Florida with the signing of a package of crime bills on Monday.
The package is targeting bail reform pushed by radical leftists, drug trafficking, and enabling the use of the death penalty against pedophiles. All of these are issues that have contributed to rising crime around the nation.
DeSantis issued a statement saying, "Florida is a law-and-order state with a 50-year record low crime rate and double-digit year-over-year decreases in murder, burglary, and overall crime. For three consecutive legislative sessions we have enacted tough-on-crime policies, and this year we are continuing to implement measures to protect our communities and keep Florida safe, with a particular emphasis on keeping criminals in jail and throwing the book at pedophiles.”
These bills will go a long way towards combating the damage that leftists have done to the criminal justice system.
Under DeSantis there will be no more soft-on-crime policies and the harshest penalties will be employed to combat crimes that are killing Americans and destroying our society.
House Bill 1627 will require the Florida Supreme Court to develop a uniform statewide bond schedule and will prohibit judges from setting a bond below the statewide schedule.
The bill will also prevent those who are arrested for violent or heinous crimes from being released before their first court appearence.
House Bill 1359 enables the imposition of a life sentence and imposing a minimum 25 year sentence and a $1 million penalty and making it a first-degree felony to possess, sell, or manufacture fentanyl and other controlled substances that resemble candy.
So-called "Rainbow Fentanyl" is being used to target young adults and children according to reports from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
DEA Administrator Anne Milgram issued a statement saying, "Rainbow fentanyl—fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes—is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults."
Not only is DeSantis determined to crush drug dealers who target American children, but he is also working to bring those who prey on children to justice.
House Bill 1297 will authorize that those who "commit sexual battery against children under the age of 12,” receive the death penalty.
DeSantis wants the "ultimate justice against these most heinous criminals," who commit horrific crimes against children.
No doubt these bills will be extremely popular among the people of Florida but inversely the left will likely point to these bills as more evidence that DeSantis is a tyrant. The left has thrown in its lot with drug dealers and child rapists and there will no doubt be endless hysterics from leftists in the media.
Donald Trump's attorney in the defamation case brought by former columnist E. Jean Carroll was scolded by the presiding judge for Trump's public comments on the case.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan took issue with Donald Trump's posts on Truth Social as "entirely inappropriate." Trump is being sued by Carroll who alleges that Trump raped her nearly thirty years ago. So far, she has yet to present solid evidence to support her claims which prompted Trump to call the accusations a "Hoax and a lie."
Carroll claimed Trump's response was defamation and that is where the legal battle is at today. Trump, who is famous for being blunt, has been extremely expressive during this case and Judge Kaplan didn't seem to appreciate it.
In an exchange with Trump's attorney Joe Tacopina, Kaplan claimed, "What you're trying to do is to get away from a statement by your client, a public statement, that on the face of it seems entirely inappropriate. We're getting into an area in which your client may or may not be tampering with a new source of potential liability, and I think you know what I mean."
Judge Kaplan seems to be no fan of Donald Trump and his social media statements which Tacopina claims are "out-of-court comments."
On Wednesday, Trump made two posts, one of which he used to point out that Carroll's case was being "financed by a big political donor that they tried to hide." That individual is billionaire Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn.
Hoffman has donated millions to Democrat candidates and causes nationwide and his presence in the Carroll case further indicates that the entire thing is a political hitjob.
Dmitri Mehlhorn, Hoffman's chief political advisor, explained Hoffman's political strategy saying, "Our political philanthropy is focused on weakening the political power of the anti-American Trump-MAGA movement."
Hoffman is dedicated to taking Trump and his movement down and pouring money into frivolous legal actions against Trump seems to fulfill that plan of weakening his political power.
What is strange is how Judge Kaplan took such offense at Donald Trump pointing Hoffman's involvement in the case out to the American public. Perhaps Judge Kaplan is also invested in taking Trump down with his judicial power.
Trump's other Truth Social post that earned Judge Kaplan's ire was one attacking Carroll directly. Trump stated that "She said there was a dress, using the ol' Monica Lewinsky 'stuff,' then she didn't want to produce it."
Carroll's accusations seem to fit a pattern that has emerged in the past few years.
Accuse a high-profile Republican of some horrific sexual crime decades ago and then crucify the supposed offender in the court of public opinion with little to no evidence to support the allegations.
The only question that remains is what will the jury do. Recent political cases have made it clear that the political orientation of the jury will determine the outcome of a case over the facts of the case.
Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) has subpoenaed the FBI for information related to a "purge" of conservative individuals in the FBI.
Jordan, who is the head of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed on Monday that he had reached out to the FBI and intends to use his Congressional power to uncover just how far the corruption in the FBI runs.
Russell Dye, Jordan's spokesman, said that "Today, Chairman Jordan issued a subpoena to Jennifer Leigh Moore, Executive Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after she refused to answer questions during her transcribed interview about the FBI’s retaliation against brave whistleblowers who have come forward to raise concerns about abuses they have seen at the Bureau."
Jordan isn't playing softball with the FBI and that should encourage Americans who have watched the FBI and the general intelligence community spin out of control.
As it stands, whistleblowers have accused the FBI of retaliating against them and an FBI official is refusing to answer to Congress to clear those allegations.
When the Daily Wire reached out to the FBI for a response to this subpoena, they claimed Moore complied to the best of her ability but she was under certain constraints.
The FBI claimed that Moore was protecting the "integrity of the process and the privacy of the individuals," by refusing to answer questions about retaliation.
The Judiciary Committee has been working to expose the weaponization of the FBI for months and in November they released a report detailing some of their alarming findings.
The report revealed that evidence of a radical leftist culture "is buttressed by previous, documented examples of political bias ingrained in the FBI’s leadership culture — for example, when a senior FBI official wrote derisively to a colleague that he ‘could SMELL the Trump support’ at a Walmart in southern Virginia, or when an FBI attorney altered evidence in support of the FBI’s warrantless surveillance of a Trump campaign associate."
Such open partisanship in the FBI is extremely dangerous and means that conservative Americans can no longer trust the FBI to be objective and just.
Whistleblowers allege that FBI leadership has effectively declared open season on conservatives and the recent actions of the FBI reinforce those allegations.
The FBI was recently caught red-handed exploring the possibility of inserting spies into Catholic Churches to combat alleged White supremacists.
The FBI also has a long history over the past decade of either targeting conservatives or using excessive force to intimidate conservatives.
Even the FBI's treatment of former President Donald Trump speaks volumes to the politicization that has occurred in the nation's leading law enforcement agency.
Steve Dettelbach, the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, admitted during a hearing in front of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that he was not a "firearms expert."
Dettelbach was asked to define what an “assault weapon” was by Representative Jake Ellzey (R-TX) after noting that the Biden administration officially supports "an assault weapons ban."
Dettelbach responded by saying, "I, unlike you, am not a firearms expert to the same extent as you maybe, but we have people at ATF who can talk about velocity of firearms, what damage different kinds of firearms cause, so that whatever determination you chose to make would be an informed one."
Ellzey is a military veteran and 20-year gun owner and his interrogation of Dettelbach raises the question of why the ATF isn't being directed by an expert. Not only is Dettelbach a gun grabber, but he is also uninformed when it comes to firearms.
Dettelbach unsuccessfully ran for Ohio attorney general in 2018 and during his campaign, he firmly supported a ban on assault weapons.
Dettelbach has been pushing to have so-called assault weapons banned for years and yet he cannot answer a simple question in front of Congress.
Conservative director and producer Robby Starbuck slammed Dettelbach saying, "Biden’s ATF Director wants an ‘assault weapons’ ban but can’t define an assault weapon and says he’s not an expert on guns like the Veteran/Congressman asking him is. Again, this guy leads the agency focused on alcohol, tobacco and FIREARMS. Lunacy."
Of course, President Biden didn't pick Dettelbach for his expertise, he picked him to lead the ATF because Dettelbach is an ideologue committed to stripping Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights.
Democrats have gone full steam ahead on calling for more gun control following tragic shootings in Nashville and Louisville.
Democrats want everything from expanding background checks to outright bans for certain types of guns. All of their proposals infringe on the 2nd Amendment and Dettelbach is ready to help push them.
Democrats have the media on their side as well as the White House and the Senate. Republicans hold the House and the Supreme Court would likely strike down any legislation Democrats manage to pass.
Nonetheless, the fight to protect the 2nd Amendment is as intense as ever and Republicans will have to stand strong in the face of overwhelming opposition.
Where Republicans are failing abysmally is in the conversation about how to prevent more horrific shootings. Democrats want to infringe on the 2nd Amendment when the real solution is expanding the use of the 2nd Amendment.
Schools and other vulnerable locations need to be turned into hard targets with armed security. Republicans are allowing Democrats to control the conversation when Republicans should be pushing for more security for American children.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was forced to settle a lawsuit with an Illinois man who accused her and her campaign of violating federal robocalling laws.
Business Insider reported, "In October 2022, a Bolingbrook, Illinois resident named Jorge Rojas filed a 13-page lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that accused the former speaker of the House and her campaign of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991."
Rojas claimed he had received dozens of texts from the Pelosi campaign despite placing himself on a Do Not Call Registry in 2008.
Rojas argued that the spam from the Pelosi campaign constituted “malicious, intentional, willful, reckless, wanton and negligent disregard” for his rights.
The Pelosi campaign must have realized they were in trouble as they sought a settlement with Rojas for $7,500. Paying out thousands behind closed doors was a more desirable outcome than being humiliated in court.
Rojas then applied to dismiss the lawsuit and campaign finance disclosures confirmed the settlement payment was made.
This defeat has been the latest humiliation Pelosi has suffered in the past few months. Pelosi was never the most popular Democrat in Congress but times have certainly been better.
The 83-year-old Pelosi is seemingly on her way toward retirement after Democrats finally managed to force her out as leader.
Pelosi has been an anchor on the Democrat Party for years and her damaging gaffes and other mistakes beg the question as to why Democrats didn't get rid of her sooner.
All of this hasn't stopped Pelosi from riling up Americans with authoritarian tweets all while she enjoys her elitist lifestyle.
Pelosi recently ignited outrage after reacting to the indictment of former President Donald Trump by saying, "No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence."
Her insane statement on the presumption of innocence in the U.S. justice system prompted many conservatives to call out her "Stalinist" views.
Of course, Nancy Pelosi already believes Trump is guilty and is happy to erode our justice system and Americans' trust in it.
Nancy Pelosi is a national disgrace, and it is a shame that she has only been held accountable for a handful of her anti-American actions.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has subpoenaed the FBI after a leaked memo revealed that the FBI planned to place spies in Catholic churches to find “violent extremists."
Jordan's subpoena demands that FBI Director Christopher Wray send all documentation of the spy program to the Committee so Congress can get to the bottom of these horrifying allegations.
Jordan stated in the subpoena, "Based on the limited information produced by the FBI to the Committee, we now know that the FBI relied on at least one undercover agent to produce its analysis, and that the FBI proposed that its agents engage in outreach to Catholic parishes to develop sources among the clergy and church leadership to inform on Americans practicing their faith. This shocking information reinforces our need for all responsive documents, and the Committee is issuing a subpoena to you to compel your full cooperation.”
What the FBI is doing is terrifying and illustrates just how dangerous the intelligence community has become.
The plot by the FBI to insert spies to monitor churches is both an assault on our First Amendment as well as our Fourth Amendment rights.
Former FBI agent Kyle Seraphin is the person who blew the whistle on the program by posting a memo detailing the plan's purpose.
The FBI apparently intended to target “white supremacists" in Catholic churches with this program. One of the factors that the FBI would look out for is Catholic worshippers who want to implement a Latin Mass.
Seraphin's whistleblowing sent the FBI into panic mode as they quickly issued a statement on the allegations.
The FBI National Press Office issued a statement saying, “Upon learning of the document, FBI Headquarters quickly began taking action to remove the document from FBI systems and conduct a review of the basis for the document. The FBI is committed to sound analytic tradecraft and to investigating and preventing acts of violence and other crimes while upholding the constitutional rights of all Americans and will never conduct investigative activities or open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity."
The FBI claims the document was written by rogue actors within the FBI and blatantly admitted that they are working to scrub the document from all systems. Clearly, they are working hard to cover up any evidence of their Orwellian scheme.
Even if the FBI is telling the truth and the documents were authored by rogue actors within the FBI, that still means Americans cannot trust them and the organization needs major reform or serious sanctions.
Of course, moves like defunding the FBI will be extremely difficult to pull off with Democrats in control of the Senate.
Democrats seem to be entirely fine with the FBI's out-of-control politicization and targeting of conservative groups. This is far from the first time the FBI has been caught red-handed targeting groups and organizations that hold politically incorrect stances.
Republicans need to work to expose the FBI to the American people. If the FBI isn't reined in, it could be the end of American freedom as we know it.
Former President Donald Trump may not be in much danger of conviction as legal experts believe that the case against him is incredibly weak.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has spent years building a case against Trump and all his efforts appear to be for nothing. Legal experts and even leftist outlets are pointing out that the case against Trump will likely fail and Donald Trump will be vindicated.
Vindication for Trump is the worst possible outcome for Democrats as it will prove his claims of a system being rigged against him and other conservatives.
Former Whitewater deputy counsel Sol Wisenberg commented on the case saying, "The question to ask yourself in a case like this [is], ‘Would a case like this be brought against anybody else, whether he or she be president, former president or a regular citizen?’ The answer is… no."
The indictment of Donald Trump was nothing more than a political hit job that Alvin Bragg likely already knew would never result in a conviction.
Wisenberg continued in his takedown of Bragg's case by saying, "You can debate all day long whether or not… Trump should be indicted related to the records at Mar-a-Lago, whether or not he should be indicted with respect to Jan. 6 incitement of lawless activity… Those are real crimes if they occurred, and he committed them. This is preposterous.”
Even former national security advisor John Bolton, who strongly opposes Trump's 2024 ambitions, stated "Speaking as someone who very strongly does not want Donald Trump to get the Republican presidential nomination, I’m extraordinarily distressed by this document. I think this is even weaker than I feared it would be.”
The case that Bragg has chosen to go after Trump with is fundamentally weak. Even the Department of Justice, which is full of leftists, didn't bother with it.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley explained, "There’s a good reason why the Department of Justice did not prosecute this case: Because it’s been down this road before. It tried a case against former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards arguing that hush money paid to another woman, who bore a child out of that relationship, was a campaign violation. That was a much stronger case, but they lost."
Bragg has made a potentially fatal mistake for both him and the Democrat Party. Bragg is already fending off an investigation from House Republicans over his indictment of Trump.
As for Democrats, they have good reason to be terrified of the potential fallout of Trump being cleared of any wrongdoing.
Both Trump supporters and moderate Americans have been stirred up by the indictment and this entire saga may have pushed a significant number of voters towards the right.
Donald Trump will have plenty of ammunition to use in his campaign for a second term as President next year.
Of course, this is assuming that Bragg and his ideological compatriots in the justice system don't come up with some way to stack the deck against Trump. If the conviction of Uber driver Daniel Perry proved anything, it's that the left will go to any length to win and subvert justice.
Former President Donald Trump’s bid to stop some of his top aides from testifying in a federal criminal investigation related to the aftermath of the 2020 election has been shot down by a federal court.
POLITICO reporter Kyle Cheney broke the news in a tweet saying, "A federal appeals court panel has rejected Trump’s bid to block top aides from testifying to special counsel Jack Smith’s Jan. 6 investigation. Several close Trump advisers are the subject of this order, which was part of a rushed series of overnight filings."
This is a big defeat for Donald Trump who is already fighting a war on multiple fronts as he battles against a 34-count indictment in Manhattan along with a litany of other legal issues and investigations.
With this decision, figures from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to Trump's advisers like Stephen Miller and Dan Scavino will all be called on to testify.
Donald Trump may be more popular than ever but that hasn't helped ease the onslaught of legal attacks that he has been enduring since he stepped into the political world all those years ago.
Trump's former aides and advisors must now answer to a grand jury investigating alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Trump's cries of foul play have been used by his enemies as ammunition that he attempted to subvert the nation.
Trump's legal strategy has been one of attrition as his legal team has made liberal use of delay orders and appeals to grind out Trump's enemies.
Unfortunately, those individuals seeking to take Trump down have the backing of the entire Department of Justice as well as the Biden administration which is eager to see Trump taken down for good.
So it isn't without merit to guess that Trump's legal strategy may not save him from the machine. Democrats are determined that Trump never enters the 2024 presidential race and the justice system is their weapon of choice to accomplish that.
Democrats know that Trump has a strong chance of beating President Joe Biden in 2024 and they are willing to deny voters ever getting the choice by any means necessary.
Trump is dominating the Republican field currently with his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, regularly falling about 10 points behind. The other Republicans are hardly even considered contenders barring major changes over the next year.
Based on how the legal attacks are increasing in intensity, it seems Democrats and their allies in the federal government would rather take their chances running Joe Biden against Ron DeSantis.
It remains to be seen if Trump is in any genuine legal danger as, so far, the numerous legal cases against him have resulted in nothing of note.
President Joe Biden's term has been marked by scandals and disasters but the worst mistake he has made is in his handling of China.
Joe Biden's weakness has emboldened China and now a report has confirmed that the spy balloons were successful in gathering intelligence from “several sensitive American military sites,” according to a report from NBC News on Monday.
China's spy balloons made repeated flights over military installations which were confirmed by General Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command.
It was also confirmed that the balloons surveyed Air Force bases that housed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
China's brazen behavior and spying on our critical military sites amounts to a military defeat and would be unthinkable three years ago.
America is weaker than ever and Joe Biden is doing nothing to counteract China. The Biden administration could hardly be bothered calling China out for their spying, let alone resorting to sanctions and other punishments to deter Chinese aggression.
The Biden administration seemed to be satisfied with Chinese claims of out-of-control scientific research balloons. Those claims are obviously false considering the deliberate figure-eights made over American military installations.
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) blasted the Biden administration's response saying, "The administration’s explanation that the balloon had ‘limited additive value’ is little comfort to Montanans and the American people and weak spin on an issue the administration mishandled from start to finish."
The Biden administration is more concerned with saving face than protecting the nation and will do anything to hide the truth about how Joe Biden's presidency has weakened us.
China humiliating the United States is terrible news for Taiwan which is living under constant threat of an invasion.
The United States has been able to protect Taiwan for decades thanks to our military strength and our influence. Now Joe Biden has demonstrated weakness and that could embolden China to finally invade and conquer Taiwan.
Biden's weakness has already inspired Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine starting a war that has killed untold thousands.
Not only is Taiwan our ally, but it is also the largest producer of semiconductors, accounting for a massive 22% of global manufacturing capacity.
A war in Southeast Asia must be avoided at all costs as we cannot afford armed conflict with a nuclear-capable country like China. Unfortunately, President Biden is doing his best to embolden Chinese aggression and the consequences could be catastrophic.
President Joe Biden has been caught spreading misinformation about AR-15s in an address pushing gun control in response to the horrible Nashville school shooting.
The President made the insane claim that rounds fired by an AR-15 "blow up" once they penetrate the human body. This absurd claim demonstrates both the President's ignorance of weapons as well as the complicity of the mainstream media in the President's lies.
The AR-15 fires a 5.56 round which is comparatively small compared to the 7.62 round fired by the AK-47. While a 5.56 round is deadly, the President's description of the damage is completely exaggerated in order to fearmonger.
Rifle maker George Urmston, owner of Battle Tested Equipment, debunked Biden's lies by saying, "The truth is quite the opposite. The 5.56 was actually designed to travel at certain speeds and pass through the body intact. It is actually by passing through the body intact at a certain speed that the round has its effect."
The President's ridiculous claims are designed to incite fear in Americans and help drive momentum for gun-grabbing policies designed to strip Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights.
This isn't the first time Biden has lied about firearms in order to incite panic following a tragic mass shooting.
After the horrible shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last year, Joe Biden made the even more absurd claim that 9mm pistols fire rounds that blow "the lung[s] out of the body."
9mm pistols are one of the most common forms of self-defense that Americans employ. 9mm's are also used by police officers and other law enforcement agencies thanks to their convenience and compact size.
The President clearly doesn't know what he is talking about and the mainstream media continues to look the other way. When it comes to our constitutional rights, there is no room for ignorance and misinformation.
The tragic shooting in Nashville has sparked the predictable demands that law-abiding Americans give up their constitutional rights.
Instead of arming and securing our schools and other vulnerable targets, Democrats want to strip everyone of their right to arm themselves. Violence and crime are surging and yet Democrats think you should make yourself more vulnerable.
Gun control has never been about safety, it has always been about power and control.
Thankfully with the Senate almost evenly split and the House of Representatives in Republican hands, the 2nd Amendment remains safe for the most part.
Unfortunately, the divide also means that real solutions to combat these horrible shootings won't go anywhere. It is time to make American children secure and prevent more mass shootings by deranged and radicalized lunatics.