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Today’s Dream Team Scouting Report: Jeff Sessions, Attorney General #JeffSessions #AttorneyGeneral #TrumpPresidente

December 30, 2016

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  • Jeff Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946.
  • The son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with the core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today.
  • In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
  • Sessions worked his way through Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969.
  • He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973.
  • Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986 ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career:

  • First as a practicing attorney in Russellville, and Mobile, Alabama
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977)
  • Nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District, a position he held for 12 years.
  • Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the state’s chief legal officer until 1997, when he entered the United States Senate.

As a United States Senator, Sessions has focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and empowering Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

  • Dubbed a “budget hawk” by the Alabama press, Sen. Sessions was selected for the 112th and 113th Congresses to serve as the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee to restrain the growth of federal spending and make permanent tax cuts.
  • As a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he is a leading advocate of confirming federal judges who follow the law and do not legislate from the bench.
  • As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sessions is a strong advocate for the military, including the four major defense installations in Alabama.
  • Sessions also serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. His membership on the EPW Committee provides him the opportunity to develop policies that promote reliable and affordable energy sources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
  • A strong environmentalist, he was responsible for legislation that created the newest addition to the National Wildlife Refuge system, the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge near Anniston.
  • He authored legislation that extended wilderness protection for Dugger Mountain in the Talladega National Forest, and
  • The White House, upon Sessions’ recommendation, formed a high-level working group to assess mercury pollution in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Senator Sessions authored the Honoring Every Requirement of Exemplary Service (HEROES) Act, which was signed into law in May 2005. This legislation increased the payment received by the families of fallen combat soldiers from $12,000 to $100,000 and also increased the maximum servicemen’s life insurance benefit from $250,000 to $400,000.
  • Sessions played a leading role in ensuring that the Medicare Prescription Drug law included a rural health care component that reduced the disparity in Medicare payments that has devastated Alabama hospitals.
  • Sessions authored a key provision in the 2001 tax cut bill to make interest earned on tuition savings and prepaid tuition plans tax free.
  • Senator Sessions joined in leading efforts to make funding more equal in the Ryan White CARE Act. The South has been hardest hit with HIV/AIDS in recent years, but the funding formula kept most of the money going to big cities. The new legislation will bring much-needed funding to Alabama, making health care available for low-income Alabamians living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Sessions was the author of the Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Law of 2000, which authorized badly needed funds for state and local crime labs to reduce the backlog of ballistics, blood, and DNA tests
  • Senator Sessions worked closely with his Gulf state-colleagues to open 8.3 million acres of land in the Gulf of Mexico to new energy exploration, the first such expansion in decades. The newly opened tract of land, which is 125 miles off the coast, contains an estimated 1.3 billion barrels of oil and 6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The law also included a provision to share tens-of-millions of federal revenue dollars each year with Alabama to fund environmental restoration and coastal infrastructure projects.

While serving in the United States Senate, Sessions has received numerous awards including:

  • the American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Excellence
  • The Reserve Officers Association Minuteman of the Year Award
  • The National Taxpayers Union Friend of the Taxpayer Award
  • The Watchdogs of the Treasury Golden Bulldog Award
  • The National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award
  • The Coalition of Republican Environment Advocates Teddy Roosevelt Environmental Award; and
  • The Alabama Farmers Federation Service to Agriculture Award.

In 2014, the people of Alabama overwhelmingly voted to return Sessions to the Senate for a fourth term, electing him with more than 97 percent of all votes cast.

He keeps close tabs on the concerns of his Alabama constituents, holding town meetings and traveling to all 67 counties in the state each year.

While serving as the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee in the 110th Congress, Sessions was the senior Republican who questioned Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Sessions focused on Sotomayor’s views on empathy as a quality for a judge, arguing that “empathy for one party is always prejudice against another.”Sessions also questioned the nominee about her views on the use of foreign law in deciding cases,as well as her role in the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF).

On July 28, 2009, Sessions joined five Republican colleagues in voting against Sotomayor’s nomination in the Judiciary Committee. The committee approved Sotomayor by a vote of 13–6. Sessions also voted against Sotomayor when her nomination came before the full Senate. He was one of 31 senators (all Republicans) to do so, while 68 voted to confirm the nominee.

Sessions also served as the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee during the nomination process for Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens. Sessions based his opposition on the nominee’s lack of experience, her background as a political operative (Kagan had said that she worked in the Clinton White House not as a lawyer but as a policy adviser), and her record on guns, abortion, and gay rights. Sessions pointed out that Kagan “has a very thin record legally, never tried a case, never argued before a jury, only had her first appearance in the appellate courts a year ago.”

Sessions focused the majority of his criticism on Kagan’s treatment of the military while she was dean of Harvard Law School. During her tenure, Kagan reinstated the practice of requiring military recruiters to coordinate their activities through a campus veterans organization, rather than the school’s Office of Career Services. Kagan argued that she was trying to comply with a law known as the Solomon Amendment, which barred federal funds from any college or university that did not grant military recruiters equal access to campus facilities. Sessions asserted that Kagan’s action was a violation of the Solomon Amendment and that it amounted to “demeaning and punishing the military.” He also argued that her action showed a willingness to place her politics above the law, and questioned “whether she had the intellectual honesty, the clarity of mind, that you would expect on the Supreme Court.”

On July 20, 2010, Sessions and five Republican colleagues voted against Kagan’s nomination. Despite this, the Judiciary Committee approved the nomination by a 13–6 vote. Sessions also voted against Kagan in the full Senate vote, joining 36 other senators (including one Democrat) in opposition. 63 senators voted to confirm Kagan. Following the vote, Sessions remarked on future nominations and elections, saying that Americans would “not forgive the Senate if we further expose our Constitution to revision and rewrite by judicial fiat to advance what President Obama says is a broader vision of what America should be.”

Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Sessions refused to consider any nominee for the position. Sessions maintained his opposition after President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit judge Merrick Garland, joining other Republican Senators in delaying a Supreme Court hearing until the inauguration of a new president.

Sessions has served as a lay leader and as a Sunday school teacher at his family’s church, Ashland Place United Methodist Church, in Mobile. He served as the Chairman of his church’s Administrative Board and has been selected as a delegate to the annual Alabama Methodist Conference.

2016 presidential election

Sessions was an early supporter of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, and was a major policy adviser to the Trump campaign, especially in regard to immigration and national security. Sessions donned a “Make America Great Again” cap at a Trump rally in August 2015, and Stephen Miller, Sessions’s longtime-communications director, joined the Trump campaign. On February 28, 2016, Sessions officially endorsed Donald Trump for president. The Trump campaign considered Sessions for the position of running mate, and Sessions was widely seen as a potential Cabinet secretary in a Trump administration.

After electoral victory and his nominee-designation by President-elect Trump as Attorney General, Sessions also played a large role in appointments and policy preparation relative to space, NASA and related facilities in Alabama.

President-elect Trump announced on November 18, 2016, that he plans to nominate Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States.[50]

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.

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CLINTON’S CULTURAL GENOCIDE

November 1, 2016

#blacklivesmatter

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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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.

 

NUMBERS:

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

10 RAZONES POR LAS QUE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FUE REPUBLICANO

September 14, 2016

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1. Desde su fundación en 1854 como el Partido de oposición a la Esclavitud, hasta hoy en día, el Partido Republicano a liderado la lucha en favor de la Libertad y los Derechos Civiles.

2. El Presidente Republicano Dwight Eisenhower fue quien luchó por pasar el Decreto para los Derechos Civiles de 1957 y quien mandó tropas a Arkansas para desegregar a las escuelas.

3. El Presidente Eisenhower nombró a Earl Warren a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, lo cual resultó en la eventual decisión de Brown v. Board of Education de 1954 de terminar con la segregación de las escuelas.

4. Fue Eisenhower quien eventualmente acabó con la segregación en el servicio militar.

5. Fueron los Republicanos quienes lucharon por la liberación de los esclavos, y quienes modificaron la Constitución para otorear a los Afro-Americanos:

LIBERTAD (13ra Enmienda)

CIUDADANIA (14ta Enmienda) y

EL DERECHO AL VOTO (15ta Enmienda)

6. Los Republicanos pasaron las leyes de los Derechos Civiles de 1860 hasta 1866, y el Decreto de 1867 diseñado para establecer un sistema de gobierno justo para los Afro-Americanos que vivían en el Sur y cuya región era predominantemente demócrata y sumamente racista.

7. Los Republicanos fundaron el NAACP.

8. Las leyes de Acción Afirmativa fueron iniciadas por el Presidente Republicano Nixon con la creación del Plan de Philadelphia de 1969 (preducido por el Republicano Afro-Americano Art Fletcher) para establecer las primeras metas y fechas de aplicación de dicha ley. Apesar de que tales leyes ahora son un arma burocrática injusta, la ley fue creada por Nixon para combatir el daño causado por el Presidente Demócrata Woodrow Wilson cuando despidió en 1912 a todo Afro-Americano que trabajaba para el gobierno federal.

9. En 1967, enfadado con el Dr. King por su protesta  en contra de la Guerra de Vietnam, el Presidente Demócrata Johnson se refirió al Dr. King de manera muy derogatoria como “aquel predicador Negro” (“That Nigger Preacher”).

10. El partido de Abraham Lincoln continúa la lucha en defensa de la dignidad humana y la Justicia.

Un Republicano auténtico, cree en un sistema de gobierno que fomente la individualidad, la libertad, y la JUSTICIA. La responsabilidad del gobierno es la de preservar dicha justicia, sus leyes y el orden público, para así poder crear un ambiente justo y fértil para el crecimiento fructífero del individuo y de la sociedad. Líderes autoritarios han aprovechado su poder para expandir al Estado y a su ineficiencia, sus alianzas con corporaciones millonarias, su nepotismo, su propaganda atravez de los medios de comunicación, y su corrupción.

Hoy en día, muchos Republicanos han caído víctimas al poder, al tamaño incontrolable del Estado omnipotente y a sus tentaciones. Sin embargo, el partido Republicano ahora tiene en Donald Trump a un líder que puede devolver el poder al ciudadano americano y hacer respetar la Constitución, la cual garantiza la preservación de nuestros Derechos, de nuestras libertades, y de la oportunidad de hacer cumplir nuestros sueños.

 

10 Reasons Martin Luther King was a Republican

September 14, 2016

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1. Since its founding in 1854 as the Anti-Slavery Party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks.

2. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools.

3. President Eisenhower appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision to end school segregation.

4.  It was Eisenhower who took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

5. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks:

FREEDOM (13th Amendment),

CITIZENSHIP (14th Amendment) and

THE RIGHT TO VOTE (15th Amendment).

6. Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system that was fair to blacks in the Democrat-controlled South.

7. Republicans started the NAACP.

8. Affirmative action was initiated by Republican President Richard Nixon’s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) to set the nation’s fist goals and timetables for its enforcement. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all blacks from federal government jobs.

9. In 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King’s protest against the Vietnam War, Johnson referred to Dr. King as “that Nigger preacher.”

10. The party of Abraham Lincoln, continues to fight unpopular battles in the name of human dignity and Justice.

An authentic republican believes in a system that foments individuality, freedom, and JUSTICE. The governmemt’s role is to preserve justice, and law & order in order to create an environment that is fair and fertile for growth. Anything more than that has granted authoritative leaders the power to expand the size of government-together with its inefficiencies, corporativism, nepotism, media driven propaganda, and corruption.

Nowadays, many Republicans have fallen victims to the overwhelming strength, size, and temptation that comes with supporting an omnipotent government. Nevertheless, the Republican Party has now in Donald Trump a leader that can give power back to its citizens, and enforce once again a Constitution that guarantees the preservation of our rights, our freedoms, and the opportunity to pursue our dreams.