On Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled that President Donald Trump can now use military funds for the construction of a wall along the southern border.
In a 2-1 decision, the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling that blocked the spending.
The judges who ruled in favor of the decision were Trump and Reagan appointees and the judge who opposed it was an Obama appointee, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Although the case can still be appealed, this ruling was a solid win for President Trump.
The case can still be appealed further, but the ruling was a win for Trump’s America First agenda. Trump vigorously campaigned on the promise of building a border wall.
Trump praised the ruling in a tweet Thursday morning, emphasizing that a border wall is “desperately” needed.
Breaking News: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed a lower court decision & gave us the go ahead to build one of the largest sections of the desperately needed Southern Border Wall, Four Billion Dollars. Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2020
Trump tweeted, “Breaking News: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed a lower court decision & gave us the go ahead to build one of the largest sections of the desperately needed Southern Border Wall, Four Billion Dollars. Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!”
This ruling overturns a Texas judge’s action in December that stopped the use of military funds for the border wall, declaring that the $3.6 billion in military funds could not be used for the construction project.
Back in early 2019, Trump stood firm by refusing to sign a spending bill that did not include border wall funding. In doing so, Trump shut down the federal government for 35 days.
This is welcome news for America First and should be properly followed up with reforms on chain migration and birthright citizenship.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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