With the recent mass shootings that have taken place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the political push for red flag laws are rapidly increasing. A number of Republican lawmakers and self-described “pro-Second Amendment” advocacy groups, including President Trump, are calling for immediate enactment of red flag laws.
Democratic Presidential hopefuls debated last week fighting to take a stand against President Trump for the 2020 elections, but one essential topic was missing: the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement). Despite encouragement from Vice President Mike Pence, Democrats are holding off on agreeing to schedule a vote on the USMCA due to certain provisions and concerns with the deal regarding climate, labor, enforcement, and more. And for now – we’re okay with that.
It’s no mystery that the key to preserving our Constitutional Republic lies within our ability to create an informed electorate. As voters all we need to do is combat fake news and misinformation, inform ourselves constantly, and influence those around us: piece of cake … not! While it may seem simple, actually keeping the electorate informed and accountable is much more than a one-person job. That is exactly why we have The John Birch Society – so you don’t have to tackle it alone.
This past Thursday, the House approved the $15 Minimum Wage Bill, which would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to reach $15 by 2025. Although it would not go into effect unless the Senate approves it and the current president signs it into law, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is already praising the thoughtful “progress.” Touted in the name of “fairness,” all minimum wage laws have been unconstitutional from the start, not to mention the probable alarming effects on the U.S. economy.
With the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) inching closer towards a congressional vote for approval, we mustn’t put our guard down. Our education is spreading, but more is needed to actually stop the USMCA! While the vote still could come up before the August congressional recess, the USMCA timetable appears to be pushed back, making a vote sometime in September, October, or November much more likely, giving us a perfect opportunity to build up more defenses.
The right to constitutionally carry rings true in the Second Amendment. Yet, America has witnessed stricter gun control with everything from “Gun Free Zones” to registering bullets. Now, South Dakota is the most recent state to stand up for the Constitutional law, where it is legal to carry a concealed firearm, without a license. The bill passed in the Senate by 23-11 and in the House of Representatives, 47-23. It went into effect July 1st putting a wrench in the federal government’s gun control agenda. The New American writer Steve Byas describes the details:
In three days, citizens around the U.S. will be supporting their red, white, and blue just in time for Independence Day. The Fourth of July can signify so much to so many Americans. Its most important aspect came on July 4, 1776 when the original 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. It is the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming to the world that these 13 United Colonies were free and independent states, and that governments are instituted to secure our God-given, unalienable rights, such as our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) troublesomely plunges forward towards implementation. Just last week, Mexico became the first country to ratify the newly updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal with a landslide vote of 114-4. Then Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the White House to meet with President Trump, encouraging the U.S. Congress to swiftly pass the USMCA.
Already abuzz in newspapers, radio, and TV are those who have their eye on defeating current President Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Elections. Currently there are 23 Democrats and one Republican businessman, William Weld, contesting for the presidential seat. Well-known Democrats in the race are U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), as well as South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigeig, and former Vice President Joe Biden.
President Trump seems to support it. Canada and Mexico are moving forward with it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants more time with it. What is it? The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), essentially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on steroids. With the USMCA as unpredictable as the weather, we must keep a close eye on when it will be coming up for a vote, which could be very, very soon.