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By Peter Brimelow on 07/17/2019

Courtroom Crusades: Political Lawfare and VDARE’s Fight For Free Speech, An Update

Even informed Americans simply don’t know about the totalitarian crackdown against free speech going on in their own country. Thus a reader who follows VDARE.com on Twitter just responded to our criticism of Yoram Hazony and David Brog’s manipulative exclusion of American immigration patriots from their just-concluded so-called “National Conservatism” Conference by asking: “How about creating your own event?”

Answer: Because our venues cancel due to threats from the Left.

We protect ourselves from institutional damage in these situations, thanks to our strong contracts. But it’s extremely harmful to the growth of patriotic immigration reform movement that its supporters can’t exercise their elementary rights to meet, share ideas, network and organize.

Which, of course, is why the Left keeps pressuring.

However, the ultimate question raised by VDARE FOUNDATION v CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, JOHN SUTHERS is why a Republican Mayor in a Republican area (El Paso County, in which Colorado Springs is  located, voted 56%-34% for Trump in 2016) would join in the Leftist campaign against us, when we are essentially just defending Trump’s 2016 immigration agenda.

Which is exactly what John Suthers, the Mayor of Colorado Springs, did when he announced in 2017 that “the City of Colorado Springs will not provide any support or resources to this event, and does not condone hate speech in any fashion” i.e. he would not provide police protection, fire service protection, presumably not even emergency medical services, to our projected conference at Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain Lodge.

Shortly thereafter, Cheyenne Mountain Lodge cancelled our conference.

Of all the litigation that VDARE.com has been forced reluctantly to initiate, this is the case that our lawyers regard as the most straightforward. There is very extensive federal case law establishing the principle that local governments must respect the First Amendment rights of even unpopular groups.

For more details, see “PATRIOTS HAVE RIGHTS. THEY HAVE JUST NOT ORGANIZED TO DEFEND THEM—UNTIL NOW.” Peter Brimelow On VDARE.com’s First Amendment Civil Rights Suit Against CO Springs RINO Mayor John Suthers, which I posted on March 7, 2019.

But this has not prevented Suthers and the City of Colorado Springs’ lawyers from digging in their heels, as I reported on May 15: VDARE.com’s First Amendment Suit Against CO Springs Mayor John Suthers: An Update—And Thanks To Our Patriot Lawyer Readers!

Further developments.

  • On May 24, our lawyers filed a response to the City’s Motion To Dismiss. [PDF]
  • On June 7, the City of Colorado Springs replied to our response. [PDF]

Note that our lawyers filed as an exhibit the Colorado Springs Charter. [PDF] 

In contrast, the City of Colorado Springs filed as an Exhibit regulations giving the police chief power to implement regulations for the police department. [PDF]

(Again, I want to thank the patriot lawyer readers who have been writing to us about this case.)

U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Tafoya is expected to rule on the motion to dismiss very soon.

Our lawyers believe this case will go to trial. Although they are confident, every single step is expensive—and Mayor Suthers’ bills are being paid by the unfortunate taxpayers of Colorado Springs.

Please help us (tax-deductibly) NOW! (You can earmark your donation).

We (and your posterity) will be most grateful.

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Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, is now available in Kindle format.

 

By James Fulford on 07/17/2019
I keep hearing that it's racist to tell an immigrant who's a member of a minority group to go back to her country for any reason, especially if she's an American-born Palestinian, or a naturalized Somali immigrant. Do you have any idea how many times Peter Brimelow has been told to "go back to England?" In 1995, A. M. Rosenthal used his column in the New York Times to attack both Arianna Huffington...
By VDARE.com Reader on 07/17/2019
From: A Former National Review Subscriber [Email him] I saw this absolutely insane cuck fantasy at NRO and had to write you.  National Review Online has an article called The Rise of the Chinese-American Right, by Rong Xiaoqing, July 17, 2019, which  postulates that because some Chinese-Americans are ticked off about affirmative action programs in education they are going to be magically transforme...
By James Fulford on 07/17/2019
Instapundit: WELL, YES: “I’m tired of hearing conservative friends apologize for President Trump’s ‘go back to where you came from’ tweets about the likes of Ilhan Omar. The president has the moral high ground, and the weasel war dance of the mainstream media shouldn’t distract us from this fact.” Judging by the polls, I think we may start seeing these again. "These" are this symbol: The thing i...
By John Derbyshire on 07/17/2019
The Radio Derb transcript is up for July 12. Go here to read or listen. Playlist 01m37s  Origin of "The Cold Civil War."  (Not me.) 05m02s  Pathological metropolitanism.  (We are Janus-faced.) 12m48s  It's Tommy this, an' Tommy that.  (Britain's Enemy of the People #1.) 19m23s  Small countries with obscure languages.  (Where e-migration's the bigger issue.) 27m47s  Jeffrey Epstein, man of mystery. ...
By Anthony Boehm on 07/17/2019
In Monday’s feed from the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) the “scandal” regarding the private tweets of the editor of the Jewish Press, Elliot Resnick broke. [Orthodox newspaper’s editor called African religions ‘primitive’ and gay rights movement ‘evil’, By Josefin Dolsten July 15, 2019]  JTA and liberal Jews were offended that Resnick, who seems to think like a normal American, made statements deny...
By Ann Coulter on 07/17/2019

See earlier, from 2013: Funny Thing—ACLU Didn’t Say Its Legalize-Marijuana Poster Boy Is Convicted Gang-Banger

Over the weekend, NBC News investigative reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell appeared on MSNBC's "Kasie DC" to tell the story of Bill Underwood, loving parent and prison mentor, who has already spent nearly 30 years in prison for a nonviolent drug crime.

Caldwell reported:

"William Underwood, now 65 years old, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonviolent drug-related crime. It was his first felony, but in the middle of the tough-on-crime era, the judge showed no leniency. With no hope of ever walking free again, Underwood has made the best of his time in prison, mentoring others and staying devoted to his children and grandchildren, as (his daughter) Ebony fights for his release."

Another black body in prison for mere possession of a joint!

Actually, no one is in prison anywhere for possession of a joint, except in the pea-brain fantasies of chubby college coeds everywhere. We don't have the prison space.

By Steve Sailer on 07/17/2019
As an American, not being an American is Who We Are. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward all 7.5 billion (and counting) Pre-Americans moving to America to fight racist nativism. As two statesmen explained the new orthodoxy fifteen years ago: “America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above ou...
By Steve Sailer on 07/17/2019
From my column in Taki’s Magazine, “Our New Planet Is Going to Be Great!” Read the whole thing there.   ...
By James Fulford on 07/16/2019
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, born in 1920, is dead at 99. He was one of the many Republican-appointed Justices who betrayed conservatism, Republicans, and America on the Supreme Court. In Is a Trump Court in the Making?, Pat Buchanan listed some of the judicial turncoats, and said “Gerald Ford's sole nominee, John Paul Stevens, confirmed 97-0 in the Senate, turned left soon after...
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By Peter Brimelow on 07/17/2019

Courtroom Crusades: Political Lawfare and VDARE’s Fight For Free Speech, An Update

Even informed Americans simply don’t know about the totalitarian crackdown against free speech going on in their own country. Thus a reader who follows VDARE.com on Twitter just responded to our criticism of Yoram Hazony and David Brog’s manipulative exclusion of American immigration patriots from their just-concluded so-called “National Conservatism” Conference by asking: “How about creating your own event?”

Answer: Because our venues cancel due to threats from the Left.

We protect ourselves from institutional damage in these situations, thanks to our strong contracts. But it’s extremely harmful to the growth of patriotic immigration reform movement that its supporters can’t exercise their elementary rights to meet, share ideas, network and organize.

Which, of course, is why the Left keeps pressuring.

However, the ultimate question raised by VDARE FOUNDATION v CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, JOHN SUTHERS is why a Republican Mayor in a Republican area (El Paso County, in which Colorado Springs is  located, voted 56%-34% for Trump in 2016) would join in the Leftist campaign against us, when we are essentially just defending Trump’s 2016 immigration agenda.

Which is exactly what John Suthers, the Mayor of Colorado Springs, did when he announced in 2017 that “the City of Colorado Springs will not provide any support or resources to this event, and does not condone hate speech in any fashion” i.e. he would not provide police protection, fire service protection, presumably not even emergency medical services, to our projected conference at Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain Lodge.

Shortly thereafter, Cheyenne Mountain Lodge cancelled our conference.

Of all the litigation that VDARE.com has been forced reluctantly to initiate, this is the case that our lawyers regard as the most straightforward. There is very extensive federal case law establishing the principle that local governments must respect the First Amendment rights of even unpopular groups.

For more details, see “PATRIOTS HAVE RIGHTS. THEY HAVE JUST NOT ORGANIZED TO DEFEND THEM—UNTIL NOW.” Peter Brimelow On VDARE.com’s First Amendment Civil Rights Suit Against CO Springs RINO Mayor John Suthers, which I posted on March 7, 2019.

But this has not prevented Suthers and the City of Colorado Springs’ lawyers from digging in their heels, as I reported on May 15: VDARE.com’s First Amendment Suit Against CO Springs Mayor John Suthers: An Update—And Thanks To Our Patriot Lawyer Readers!

Further developments.

  • On May 24, our lawyers filed a response to the City’s Motion To Dismiss. [PDF]
  • On June 7, the City of Colorado Springs replied to our response. [PDF]

Note that our lawyers filed as an exhibit the Colorado Springs Charter. [PDF] 

In contrast, the City of Colorado Springs filed as an Exhibit regulations giving the police chief power to implement regulations for the police department. [PDF]

(Again, I want to thank the patriot lawyer readers who have been writing to us about this case.)

U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Tafoya is expected to rule on the motion to dismiss very soon.

Our lawyers believe this case will go to trial. Although they are confident, every single step is expensive—and Mayor Suthers’ bills are being paid by the unfortunate taxpayers of Colorado Springs.

Please help us (tax-deductibly) NOW! (You can earmark your donation).

We (and your posterity) will be most grateful.

Peterssig_1c(1)

Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, is now available in Kindle format.

 

By Ann Coulter on 07/17/2019

See earlier, from 2013: Funny Thing—ACLU Didn’t Say Its Legalize-Marijuana Poster Boy Is Convicted Gang-Banger

Over the weekend, NBC News investigative reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell appeared on MSNBC's "Kasie DC" to tell the story of Bill Underwood, loving parent and prison mentor, who has already spent nearly 30 years in prison for a nonviolent drug crime.

Caldwell reported:

"William Underwood, now 65 years old, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonviolent drug-related crime. It was his first felony, but in the middle of the tough-on-crime era, the judge showed no leniency. With no hope of ever walking free again, Underwood has made the best of his time in prison, mentoring others and staying devoted to his children and grandchildren, as (his daughter) Ebony fights for his release."

Another black body in prison for mere possession of a joint!

Actually, no one is in prison anywhere for possession of a joint, except in the pea-brain fantasies of chubby college coeds everywhere. We don't have the prison space.

By The Zman on 07/16/2019

See also “East is East And West is West”: What The Hazony/Brog Heresy Hunt Says About July’s “National Conservative Conference”

[VDARE.com senior management was disinvited from the “National Conservatism” conference sponsored by the newly-founded Edmund Burke Society’s Yoram Hazony and David Brog, but the blogger ZMan snuck into what he pointedly calls “The Gatekeeper’s Ball” and has sent us this exclusive assessment. For his own reports, see here, here, and here].

In his talk at the “National Conservatism” conference just concluded in Washington D.C., Tucker Carlson joked about how after Trump’s improbable victory, he had to re-evaluate everything he thought he knew about the world. If Trump could win the election, then maybe UFOs are real. He was exaggerating, but he was serious about re-evaluating his view of the world.

Carlson also made the point that official Washington continues to struggle with the reality that Donald Trump is President. It’s why Carlson was happy to come to the conference and talk, as it was the first sign that Washington is starting to come terms with what happened in 2016. He may not be on board with the Hazony-Brog project, but he was onboard with the discussion of what comes next.

Carlson is a level-headed guy, so when he talks about re-evaluating his politics in light of Trump, he is doing so within the bounds of reason. For people like Bill Kristol [Email him]and Max Boot, [Email him] the disconfirmation has driven them to madness. Not only have they lost their previous certainty about politics, they are now imagining all sorts of weird fantasies about You Know Who coming back from the grave.

That is an important starting point for understanding what’s going on with Yoram Hazony’s National Conservatism stuff. Some of the people getting involved in his project have been critics of Conservatism Inc. for a while, so they see this as an opportunity to do damage to the Conservative Industrial Complex. Instead of being outsiders, they will get to be insiders and set the agenda.

By Michelle Malkin on 07/16/2019
If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you'll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle: One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. A...
By Washington Watcher II on 07/15/2019


See also: Colonization By Indian Leftists—The Downside Of “Merit-Based Immigration”

Without a single hearing, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill last week that would shaft middle-class Americans, benefit Big Tech, and elect a new Leftist Overclass. HR 1044, The “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,” which should really be called the American Tech Worker Immiseration and Indian Overclass Importation Bill, would eliminate sensible country work-visa caps, with the result that Indians are likely to monopolize the skilled immigration inflow. The vote was 365-65, with 140 Republicans for and just 57 against. [H.R. 1044: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, Govtrack.com] Thus does the GOP/GAP, however much improved on immigration rhetoric under President Trump, remain in thrall to the Chamber of Commerce—not least Big Tech, which hates the GOP and white America.

Among the 57 Republicans who voted against were the usual reliable immigration patriots—including Alabama’s Mo Brooks and Idaho’s Steve King, along with Texans Chip Roy and Louie Gohmert.

Right now, the rules that govern the number of foreign workers with green cards caps India to about 25 percent of the total. If HR 1044 becomes law, the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan reported, Indians “will get more than 90% of the professional employment green cards, according to USCIS—for at least the next 10 years.” That’s because of the Indian backlog, mostly due to Indians already here on “temporary” H1B visas applying to become permanent residents, “green cards would be unavailable to applicants from all other parts of the world (and many other occupations) for at least a decade.” [Fact Sheet on HR 1044, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, July 8, 2019].

The rationale for the legislation, Vaughan reported: too many Indians await green cards to work, and Big Tech wants a faster way to get them into the country. Solution: raise the cap on visas. Thus, the tech industry gets even more cheap foreign labor.

And, ominously, the legislation will exacerbate the chain migration that is flooding the United States with Third World immigrants. That’s because it more than doubles, from 7 percent to 15 percent, “family visas” that permit one legal immigrant to bring in relatives (more than 90 in some recorded cases!)

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