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DONALD TRUMP: La Clase Trabajadora, El Capitalismo, y La Inmigración

December 19, 2016

img_2510La democracia moderna nació en Atenas como consecuencia del reclamo del pueblo por una porción de la economía que en aquel momento era dominada por la aristocracia. Pericles fue inteligente y entendió que no se puede manejar a una sociedad mientras se subvierte sistemáticamente a la mayoría de sus ciudadanos.

En 1215, la decisión del Rey John de Gran Bretaña, de firmar la Magna Carta no fue por la defensa de la “Libertad del Individuo”, sino por las demandas de la clase media por una Libertad Económica que permita a todos tener oportunidades de desarrollo.

Democracias siempre han surgido, o desaparecido dependiendo del nivel de satisfacción de la clase media y de su pueblo.

Un buen sistema económico debe ser como la marea del mar que eleva a todos los barcos que se encuentran en ella. El sistema del mercado libre -o capitalismo- es tal sistema. Sin embargo, la mayoría de nuestros presidentes han permitido la degeneración del mercado libre hacia el corporativismo donde las compañías más ricas influyen al gobierno de turno, y donde el Estado es cada vez más omnipotente.

El Capitalismo depende de la habilidad del gobierno de garantizar la justicia universal de sus ciudadanos. La única igualdad conducente a la libertad es la igualdad ante la ley, la única que debe asegurarse sin destruir la libertad.

La inmigración ilegal a los EEUU se convirtió en un tema importante durante la campaña electoral del 2016 porque a pesar de que sea considerada como el motor del crecimiento económico que ha tenido los EEUU, esta no ha sido manejada de una manera responsable, o humanitaria por nuestros líderes políticos. Milton Friedman describió que un país no puede tener fronteras abiertas mientras a la vez otorgue servicios sociales demasiado generosos. El país sería sobrecargado por aquellos en busca de tales beneficios, por encima de aquellos que entran con buenas intenciones. El capitalismo no puede sobrevivir bajo tales condiciones.

En la Unión Europea por ejemplo, se requiere que se de prioridad de entrada al inmigrante sin especialización laboral, por encima del inmigrante con mano de obra avanzada. El resultado ha sido mayor desempleo para el ciudadano europeo, sin los beneficios de la marea alta creada por nuevas industrias. Lo mismo pasa en los EEUU donde un inmigrante emprendedor en Silicon Valley no puede obtener visa de trabajo, mientras que cientos de miles de indocumentados reciben amnistía después de haber atravesado la frontera ilegalmente. El que sufre es el trabajador Americano por consecuencia de una economía que no puede fomentar el crecimiento de industrias avanzadas que alcen la marea para todos.

Donald Trump ha sabido identificar tales problemas y entiende al pueblo que reclama por mayor orden y sentido común. Nuestro nuevo Presidente representa los mejores intereses del pueblo americano y está dispuesto a terminar con este sistema que por tantas generaciones hemos querido cambiar.

Carta Abierta a la Prensa Hispana

November 17, 2016

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Se requiere de un cierto grado de sofisticación intelectual para poder deducir de entre la prensa amarillista americana (que incluso incluye el New York Times, por confesión propia) acerca de cuál es la verdad acerca del nuevo Presidente electo de los EEUU, Donald Trump.

Al menos que uno haya escuchado y entendido los debates, las ruedas de prensa, o las entrevistas de dicho candidato, el periodista común de habla hispana está limitado a lo que pueda encontrar en el internet, las redes sociales, o la prensa local americana que hoy en día ni siquiera ranquea entre las 40 mejores a nivel mundial, según el último informe internacional sobre la libertad de prensa. https://rsf.org/en/ranking#

Como lectores en nuestros países estamos expuestos a noticias sumamente parciales, irregulares, y sacadas de contexto. Y por tanto, tenemos como resultado la imagen tan torcida de quién es considerado por más de 60 millones de americanos como el líder ideal para retornar a los Estados Unidos a la vanguardia de la Libertad y la Democracia.

A continuación aclaráremos varias de la criticas que la prensa incansablemente utilizó para difamar al nuevo presidente electo.

SOBRE LA INMIGRACION: Los EEUU es un país que en 8 años aumentó el déficit fiscal de 10 trillones de dólares, a 20 trillones ($20.000.000.000.000). Gran parte del gasto público viene del costo de la educación y la medicina que sobrelleva la carga de 15-20 millones de indocumentados, y que ha resultado en el cierre de varios hospitales, y a la caída en la calidad de la educación pública donde los EEUU apenas ranquea entre los 50 primeros países a nivel mundial. Adicionalmente, el crimen, la violencia, el narcotráfico, y el tráfico humano son temas que han llegado a ser de gran preocupación para el ciudadano americano. El Presidente de los EEUU está en todo su derecho y obligación de contrarrestar el gran problema que ha ocasionado tener fronteras y leyes débiles.

SOBRE EL COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL: Es verdad que Trump produce muchas de sus prendas en la China, sin embargo esto es tan solo el reflejo de lo que empresas americanas están obligadas a hacer para poder competir en el mercado americano e internacional. No es cuestión de nacionalismo, sino de saber ser hombre de negocios. Y por tal razón el nuevo Presidente electo de los EEUU atacó a los convenios internacionales que mayormente favorecían a otros países, o a los empresarios de las multinacionales que adineraban a los gobiernos de turno. El Presidente Trump renegociará tales tratados para que sean justos, y equitativos para el ciudadano americano.

SOBRE SU CAPACIDAD EMPRESARIAL: Es fácil criticar a alguien que a caído, o que se a equivocado; pero el mundo del emprendedor es un mundo donde el que alcanza el éxito es aquel que no se rinde, que sabe levantarse; sabe aprender de sus errores, y es capaz de crear un ambiente de crecimiento y prosperidad a pesar de las adversidades. El éxito no es una línea recta de 45 grados, sino más bien una serie de olas que suben y bajan, pero con el optimismo ganador para siempre mejorar. Messi es el mejor futbolista del mundo a pesar de los penales fallados, o las finales perdidas. Michael Jordán es el basquetbolista que más tiros ha fallado, pero es considerado el mejor encestador de todos los tiempos. Los tropiezos, y las derrotas son herramientas que motivan, enseñan y dan sabiduría. Trump ha sobrevivido recesiones, divorcios, calumnias, depresiones económicas, e incluso el ataque de medios de prensa corruptos y dispuestos a aplastarlo. Sin embargo, Donald Trump es un personaje histórico que personifica el Sueño Americano que con trabajo fuerte y gran cantidad de auto confianza ha sido capaz de triunfar el mundo de los negocios, y ahora incluso en la política.

INTEGRIDAD Y RELIGIÓN: Trump no pretende ser un ferviente creyente, pero como muchos de nosotros, práctica su religión a su manera y es lo suficientemente sabio para reconocer la importancia de tener a Jesucristo como su guía. Fue el primer candidato en la era moderna en claramente oponerse al aborto por razones religiosas a pesar del costo político que tales declaraciones conllevan.

Por otro lado, el número de acusaciones en contra de Trump han probado ser parte de una campaña demócrata, y de la mayoría de los medios de comunicación americanos para degradar su imagen. Incluso, el New York Times recientemente publicó una disculpa a sus lectores por su inescrupulosa manera de fomentar la candidatura de Hillary Clinton, mientras se dedicaba a atacar al candidato republicano. Sin embargo, WIKILEAKS fue la entidad que sorpresivamente decidió desenmascarar la hipocresía de la prensa y de Hillary Clinton (y del sistema que supuestamente tanto rechazamos). La mayoría de las acusaciones en contra del Señor Trump ya han sido probadas falsas, mientras que las verdades ocultas de Hillary probaron ser letales.

EL VOTO-NO ES UN ACTO DE CONSUMO MASIVO: El ciudadano americano tiene el porcentaje más bajo de votación entre países desarrollados (menos del 50%). El voto en los EEUU es voluntario y por primera vez desde el uso de estadísticas electorales, el candidato ganador gastó menos del 50% de lo gastado por la candidata Clinton. El partido que más pagó por voto, fue el partido perdedor. El voto Americano es hoy en día uno de los votos más difíciles de persuadir y se fundamenta más en la educación, que en las emociones generadas por propagandas televisivas o de la prensa corrupta.

La victoria de Donald Trump es un rechazo al sistema, a los medios corruptos, al corporatismo, a las oligarquías políticas, a los llamados expertos y a la prensa sin integridad.

 

 

 

 

 

CLINTON’S CULTURAL GENOCIDE

November 1, 2016

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RUSSIA ANOUNCES NEW NUCLEAR MISSILE (SATAN 2)

October 31, 2016

imageThe lack of leadership from the Obama-Hillary Team has lead to last week’s announcemeant from Russia that it has built a new nuclear missile — known as Satan 2 (interesting choice of name).

The Satan 2 will replace Russia’s current nuclear weapon, the SS-18, which is now almost 30 years old, and not capable of matching today’s sophisticated missile defence systems. During a period of strained relations with much of the West, Russia seems to be beefing up its weapons system. President Putin recently suspended a treaty with Washington that would have seen Russia dispose of plutonium originally intended for nuclear weapons.

The Neocon Doctrine of interventionism, state building, and covert state sponsored terrorism is responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent civilians worldwide. Clinton is the candidate supported by the Military Industry, and by the so-called foreign relations experts that use our soldiers as pawns for their games, and their ambitions of world domination.

Clinton’s indominable quest for the White House has lead to the strengthening of Russia’s Nuclear Program, in addition to the eventual nuclear armament of Iran. Add to this Bill Clinton’s diplomaric prowess for fomenting North Korea as a nuclear power, and we have in our hands a weakened country with $ 20 trillion in debt, with the smallest working force in generations, racially divided, morally lost, intellectually brain washed and with a large percentage of its population willingly eager to vote for more of the same.

FOR HILLARY SUPPORTERS

October 27, 2016

imageAren’t you tired of the vicious circle that the establishment gives us every 4 years?

Aren’t you tired of a corrupt system?

Don’t you want to send a strong message to the media that has been endoctrinating us with lies and propaganda?

Don’t you want to stop corporations from monopolizing their power and influence?

Aren’t you tired of your taxes paying for wars, bombings, arming terrorists, corrupt politicians, prisons, and the War Industry?

Aren’t you tired of the same families and small circle of American Arostochtats from enriching themselves at our expense?

SOCRATES ON DONALD TRUMP

October 25, 2016

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What if everyone performed the Socrate’s ‘Three Sieves Test’ before speaking out?  The world would be a more peaceful and silent place, and we could focus on what really matters before Election Day. In case you don’t know, a sieve is a device for separating wanted elements from unwanted material

What would the great philosopher Socrates have said if someone came up to him and said: “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Donald Trump?”

Socrates would’ve said: “Before you tell me, I would like to perform a simple test. It is called the ‘Three Sieves Test.’ ”

SOCRATES: Before you say a word about Donald, take a moment to reflect carefully on what you wish to say by pouring your words through three special sieves.”

“The first sieve is the Sieve of Truth. Are you absolutely sure, without any doubt, that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“Well, no, I’m not. Actually I heard it recently and…”
“Alright,” interrupted Socrates. “So you don’t really know whether it is true or not.

Then let us try the second sieve: the Sieve of Goodness. Are you going to tell me something good about Donald?”
“Well…no,” said his acquaintance. “On the contrary…”
“So you want to tell me something bad about him,” questioned Socrates, “even though you are not certain if it is true or not?”

“You may still pass the test though,” said Socrates, “because there is a third sieve: the Sieve of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Donald going to be useful to me?”
“No. Not so much.” said the man resignedly.

Finishing the lesson, Socrates said: “Well, then, if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor useful, why bother telling me at all?”

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

October 20, 2016

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Donald Trump courageously debates and exposes Hillary Clinton -the epitome of political corruption, and defender of a World Order that has been rigged for generations. Yet, this same system that most of us dissaprove of has never been defended with as much ferocity as it is today. Why is he being criticized for calling the system for what it is?

Donald Trump first defeated the RIGHT HALF of a degenerated Republican Party that invented the loaded term of “Neoliberalism” which describes a political theory that used the rhetoric of free market economics, and conservatism in order to win elections, but pushed a statist agenda that grew the size of government, the power of lobbyists, the national debt, American interventionism, and corporativism.

Donald Trump held his party responsible for its roll in going along with an unjust and corrupt system that wasn’t any better than the Democrat Party. Mr Trump was able to identify our political and systemic problems in a way that made the American citizen feel heard and understood. Hence, his ability to win the Republican nomination despite the rejection from the entrenched political aristocrats running the RNC. Blue color conservatives and constitutionalists were able to see past his lack of political experience and were able to identify in Mr Trump his innate ability to motivate and lead people towards excellence and success.

Now he is fighting against a robotic candidate that has been preparing for over a half century and that represents a fast growing Orwellian state that dominates our system, our culture, and that looks to also control our lives. 1984 is indeed turning the omnipresence of the state into a reality in 2016.

Donald’s fighting instincts refuses to accept this rigged system that we silently acknowledge but that political correctness demonizes. From our latest Nobel Prize winner in literature -Bob Dylan in the 60’s and 70’s, to the lyrical protests of Public Enemy in the 80’s and 90’s, to the tenacious Rage Against the Machine in the 90’s and early 21st century, young adults have been protesting and voicing their discontent with an American system that is loosing its grip on freedom, justice, and morality.

Politically our nation has always been a contrarian society. From its foundation, to the Civil War, to the Civil Rights movement, to the Anti-War movement, and even the Occupy Wall Street movement, we’ve always fought for what is just. However, anyone who today questions the current system is now ridiculed, labeled as immoral, a malcontent, or even a deplorable individual.

Here you have a real puppet of the global elite that has lied, flip flopped, broken the law, conspired against the people she represents, made deals that favor her contributors or her political ambitions, put generations of minorities in prison, and much more. Nevertheless, the biased media, the vulgar entertainment industry, and a large number of people who have been persuaded into complacency, and utopian promises have the audacity to name call, judge, and demean those of us that have avoided the deception.

Some of us prefer to appreciate the value of a fighting leader of American greatness, and forgive a man that may be filled with flaws but that is comfortable owning his imperfections yet confident enough to put himself in the battlefield for what he believes in. How many of us can look at ourselves in the mirror, accept our shortcomings, and then go out there and fight with all our might for our own American Dream?

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HILLARY & BILL CLINTON USED THE IRS TO SILENCE WOMEN AND POLITICAL ENEMIES

October 12, 2016

imageThe Clintons used their influence to make of the IRS an agency to target political enemies, as well as those victims of sexual abuse who dared speak out against President Clinton.
Even though historically the IRS has played this role before, the Clintons used it more than any other administration in history.

Women singled out for audits due to accusations of sexual misconduct from Bill Clinton included:

  • Gennifer Flowers
  • Paula Jones and
  • Juanita Broaddrick,
  • And when actress Liz Ward Gracen admitted to having a sexual relationship with Clinton, she revealed she was threatened with an IRS audit if she didn’t stay quiet about the affair.
    In the case of Paula Jones, the IRS leaked her confidential tax filings to the New York Daily News, which tried to show Jones was making a profit off her sexual harassment claims against Clinton. Jones was targeted for an income tax audit along with her husband. The notice from the IRS arrived just five days after Jones rejected a settlement offer from the White House.

IRS audits were conducted against individuals and groups who caused problems for the administration. Among the conservative groups targeted for audits were:

  • Judicial Watch
  • Heritage Foundation
  • NRA
  • Concerned Women of America
  • Citizens Against Government Waste
  • National Review
  • American Spectator (which was burglarized three times)
  • The National Center for Public Policy Research
  • The American Policy Center
  • American Cause
  • Citizens for Honest Government
  • Progress and Freedom Foundation
  • David Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture and
  • The Western Journalism Center.

Other IRS victims also include:

  • Fired White House Travel Office Director Billy Dale
  • Attorney Kent Masterson Brown
  • Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, an outspoken Clinton critic, said he was audited three times during Clinton’s presidency.
    Dick Morris, a former Clinton aide, told Matt Drudge that Senate impeachment investigators he met with feared retaliation by the Clintons – specifically in the form of audits by the IRS. Morris also mentioned that three veteran investigators with FBI, IRS and other law-enforcement agencies expressed fear for their lives. The investigators asked Morris if he was afraid of testifying against Clinton and whether he knew about the “list of 25 people who have died in mysterious circumstances in connection with this investigation.”

In 1997, businesswoman Margie Gray sent an e-mail to Clinton about how sad it was that parents today are not able to say to their children, ‘Maybe someday you can be president.’” Why not? “Because he was immoral, unethical and dishonest.” Clinton had dishonored the office, she believed.
Less than a month later, Gray received a letter from the IRS claiming she owed $3,500 in interest since 1991 due to a “mistake” she had made on her personal income tax return for that year. There was just one problem: The Grays filed jointly. She and her husband spoke with an accountant and an IRS employee about the matter. The Grays said they wrote the IRS a response to the notice but didn’t receive a reply.

The Clintons represent the dangers of Big Government, and of the addiction to power. Life politicians represent the system that we need to change. It’s important to share this information and help people realize the importance of putting an end to American Aristocracy and statism.

 

 

 

THE CLINTONS AND CULTURAL GENOCIDE

October 8, 2016

The Clintons have decimated generations of Black and Hispanic Americans by presiding over the largest and most unjust increment of prison inmates in American history.

The United States has the highest incarceration rate among developed nations at roughly 700 prisoners per 100,000 people, accounting for 25% of the world’s prison population despite only holding 5% of the worlds total population. However, crime rates have been on a decline since the early 1990s therefore making today’s high incarceration levels very concerning.image

16 WAYS THE CLINTONS ENCARCERATED MILLIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS

October 5, 2016

The Clintons have decimated generations of Black and Hispanic Americans by presiding over the largest and most unjust increment of prison inmates in American history.

The United States has the highest incarceration rate among developed nations at roughly 700 prisoners per 100,000 people, accounting for 25% of the world’s prison population despite only holding 5% of the worlds total population. However, crime rates have been on a decline since the early 1990s therefore making today’s high incarceration levels very concerning.

Additionally, since 2010 the average annual increase in the female jail population is 3.4%, which represents the fastest-growing group within the correctional population.

Why are the Clintons responsible?

  1. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 gave $10 billion to fund new prisons, $6.1 billion for crime prevention and money for 100,000 new police officers.
  2. It enforced corrupt and harsher sentencing in federal prisons and incentivized the creation of “truth-in-sentencing” laws at the state level. These laws require violent offenders to serve a minimum portion of their original sentence by ruling out the possibility of early parole. States that set this minimum at 85% of the sentence were granted funding for new prisons, thus more $ millions for the prison industry.
  3. In 1996, Clinton used inhumane language to defend the “tough-on-crime” policies she backed: “They are not just gangs of kids anymore, they are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”
  4. The Clintons supported the 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for crack versus powder cocaine, which produced staggering racial injustice in sentencing, while boosting funding for drug-law enforcement.
  5. By 1999, 27 states and the District of Columbia qualified for funding. And 5 years after the bill was passed, 29 states had truth-in-sentencing laws, and 24 had three strikes laws.
  6. Thus, the explosion of the prison system under the Clintons is impossible to dispute. The total prison population rose by 673,000 people under Clinton. The number of prisoners under federal jurisdiction DOUBLED, and grew more than it did under the previous 12-years combined.
  7. There is also very strong evidence that these policies had a small impact on actual crime rates, totally out of proportion to their severity, and that these policies contributed to the immiseration of vast numbers of black (and also white) Americans at the bottom of the economic ladder.
  8. Additionally, federal funding for public housing fell by $17 billion (a 61% reduction), on the other hand federal funding for corrections rose by $19 billion (an 171% increase). The federal government redirected nearly $1 billion in state spending for higher education towards prison construction.
  9. Clinton also put a permanent eligibility ban for welfare or food stamps to anyone convicted of a felony drug offense (including marijuana possession). He prohibited drug felons from public housing. More than any other administration, the Clintons created the current racial undercast in our country. Millions of minority families were unfairly separated, while worsening the fatherless-homes epidemic of our poor communities. 
  10. When Clinton left office in 2001, the United States had the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Human Rights Watch reported that in seven states, African Americans constituted 80-90% of all drug offenders sent to prison, even though they were no more likely than whites to use or sell illegal drugs.
  11. Prison admissions for drug offenses reached a level in 2000 for African Americans more than 26 times the level in 1983. All presidents since 1980 have contributed to mass incarceration, but as Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson recently observed, “President Clinton’s tenure was the worst.”
  12. As unemployment rates sank to historically low levels for white Americans in the 1990s, the jobless rate among black men in their 20s without a college degree rose to its highest level ever. This increase in joblessness was propelled by the skyrocketing incarceration rate. Why is this not common knowledge? Because government statistics like poverty and unemployment rates do not include incarcerated people. As Harvard sociologist Bruce Western explains: “Much of the optimism about declines in racial inequality and the power of the US model of economic growth is misplaced once we account for the invisible poor, behind the walls of America’s prisons and jails.”
  13. When Clinton left office in 2001, the true jobless rate for young, non-college-educated black men (including those behind bars) was 42%. This figure was never reported. Instead, the media claimed that unemployment rates for African Americans had fallen to record lows, neglecting to mention that this miracle was possible only because incarceration rates were at record highs. Young black men weren’t looking for work at high rates during the Clinton era because they were behind bars—out of sight, out of mind, and no longer counted in poverty and unemployment statistics.
  14. The Clinton administration also eliminated Pell grants for prisoners seeking higher education to prepare for their release, and supported laws denying federal financial aid to students with drug convictions.
  15. Perhaps most alarming, Clinton also made it easier for public-housing agencies to deny shelter to anyone with any sort of criminal history (even an arrest without conviction) and championed the “one strike and you’re out” initiative, which meant that families could be evicted from public housing because one member (or a guest) had committed even a minor offense. People released from prison with no money, no job, and nowhere to go could no longer return home to their loved ones living in federally assisted housing without placing the entire family at risk of eviction. Purging “the criminal element” from public housing played well on the evening news, but no provisions were made for people and families as they were forced out on the street.
  16. By the end of Clinton’s presidency, more than half of working-age African-American men in many large urban areas were saddled with criminal records and subject to legalized discrimination in employment, housing, access to education, and basic public benefits—relegated to a permanent second-class status eerily reminiscent of Jim Crow.

 

Words are not enough to reflect the irreparable damage the Clinton’s have caused against generations of minorities, their families, and their communities. The current Clintonesque Prison System has torn apart loved ones, has destroyed people’s futures, rendered people homeless, and has created a real life Dante’s Inferno that moves masses of poor children from an unfair and broken school system into top of the line government sponsored hell prisons.

 

Further ties to the Prison industry: (of course when these records werr made public, the Clinton campaign claimed it would donate such funds to charity).

Clinton has taken hundreds of thousands in bundled contributions from lobbyists who represent the private prison industry. One of Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, Robert Sullivan, is registered to work on behalf of Geo Group. Geo Group operates a number of jails, including immigrant detention centers, for profit. Sullivan is also partner at Capitol Counsel and has bundled more than $300,000 for Clinton’s campaign, and at least $345,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund. Numerous other Clinton bundlers also are tied to the private prison industry.

Five Clinton bundlers work for the lobbying and law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison company in America, paid Akin Gump $240,000 in lobbying fees last year. The firm also serves as a law firm for the prison giant, representing the company in court.

Akin Gump lobbyist and Clinton bundler Brian Popper disclosed that he previously helped CCA defeat efforts to compel private prisons to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests.

 

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RESOURCES:

http://www.newsweek.com/americas-correctional-system-numbers-293583

http://sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Trends-in-US-Corrections.pdf

http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/049/201607159020642049/201607159020642049.pdf

https://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-does-not-deserve-black-peoples-votes/

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/13/the_clinton_dynastys_horrific_legacy_how_tough_on_crime_politics_built_the_worlds_largest_prison/

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/12/347736999/20-years-later-major-crime-bill-viewed-as-terrible-mistake

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/data-visualizations/2014/prison-and-crime

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/feb/19/news/mn-27373