AoSHQ The Morning Report
March 30, 2023
In the era of a desiccated dry f#rt of a presidency and a GOP delegation that has traditionally been so full of RINOs it could qualify as a wildlife preserve, it is refreshing and heartening to see a Republican decide he has had it eyeball-high with this administration’s play-acting, take out his spine and use it to take a bureaucrat to school. Such was the case during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on border security. Ted Cruz channeled his inner Popeye the sailor and pretty much said: “I’ve had all I can stands and I can’t stands no more.” He proceeded to take DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the proverbial woodshed. Specifically, Cruz made Mayorkas face the music over the trafficking of children that is so prevalent at the southern border.In Other News
Roughly two years ago, President Biden issued an executive order that went relatively unnoticed and has been mostly forgotten by now, but which endangers the integrity of our elections.In Other News
Executive Order 14019 instructs federal agencies, some of which are unrelated to election administration, to collaborate with external private groups to “promote voter registration and voter participation.”
As innocuous as this sounds on its face, the White House is emulating billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to influence the 2020 election and turning it into a publicly-funded operation. That’s right: who needs Zuckerbucks when taxpayers like you can fund Democrat voter outreach?
And before you say that’s unconstitutional, since when has that mattered to the radical left that feels entitled to power and will do anything to preserve it?
So Tell Me
Why do Irish Grandmothers use only 39 beans in their soup.
Well ... Irish Grandmothers do not care for Farrrty Bean Soup
Joe Biden is scheduled for a junket to Monterey Park, Calif., today to roll out his executive order on gun control. The White House reports that Biden will also meet with people who were injured or lost loved ones in the January mass shooting. Stating that Biden has “taken more executive action to reduce gun violence than any other president at this point in their presidency,” the White House fact sheet outlines the latest order.In Other News
The steps in the EO include:
Increasing the number of background checks “by ensuring that all background checks required by law are conducted before firearm purchases, moving the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.” This step is to prevent felons or people who have been convicted of domestic violence from purchasing a gun before the background check process is complete. Keep in mind that PJ Media reported last year that the biggest flaws in completing background checks in a timely manner have occurred at the federal level, particularly within the Department of Homeland Security. Biden is also directing the U.S. Attorney General’s office to make sure that firearm sellers who do not know that they need to complete a background check or willfully ignore them are brought into compliance. Every retailer I have ever met is aware of the need for background checks.
Improving the use of red flag laws. The White House refers to the 19 states and the District of Columbia whose red flag laws allow “trusted community members to petition a court to determine whether an individual is dangerous, and then to temporarily remove an individual’s access to firearms.” Biden will have his Cabinet encourage partnerships between law enforcement, health care providers, educators, and other community leaders, presumably to identify people who could potentially cause problems. He will also ask his Cabinet to work harder to expand education on safe gun storage.
Directing Pete Buttigieg and the Department of Transportation to work with the Department of Justice to reduce the loss and theft of firearms during shipping. Buttigieg working with Garland on gun issues — what could go wrong? Although I suspect that the Secretary of Transportation will address this task with greater zeal than he employed in seeing to matters in East Palestine, Ohio.