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President Trump Is Our American Winston Churchill (Opinion)

The leader the country needed…

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Winston Churchill stands out as the most extraordinary politician of the 20th century. The Second World War was the catalyst for his success. Without it, Churchill probably would have faded into oblivion. In the 1930s, Churchill was vilified by the British political establishment when he warned about the threat posed by Nazi Germany. They thought he was nuts. Until 1940, that is. It turned out that not only was he right about Hitler, he was uniquely qualified to inspire, cajole, and lead the British people plus nurture the critical Anglo-American alliance. What would we have done without him?

The contemporary American version of Churchill is Donald J. Trump and the catalyst for his success was Barack Obama. Without Obama, Trump would still be negotiating hotel deals in New York City. Obama’s unabashed hatred of the United States manifested itself in a total rejection of American values: he wanted to sacrifice individual rights on the altar of governmental power, restrict free speech, replace meritocracy with identity politics, and suspend due process and the rule of law. Obama’s eight-year war on our treasured values produced an unexpected result—Donald Trump.

Trump has done a lot in three years, but his most important contribution has been the reversal of Obama’s legion of subversive regulations. Obama was stifling American business initiative and annulling our personal freedoms by the boat load. The Donald was the right man to change all that. Victor Davis Hanson explains the Trump dynamic in The Case for Trump. Trump, says Hanson, is the classic “tragic figure,” e.g., Achilles in The Iliad, General George Patton, the Gary Cooper character in High Noon, and the John Wayne character in The Searchers. Each of them is a dangerous, unlikeable loner who solves a critical problem in a way that no one else can, often by violence. Once the job is done, society can no longer tolerate him. General Patton was the right man during the war, but afterward there was no place for him. Churchill fits the pattern. He was the right man to lead England to victory but was repudiated by the voters once the war was over. Trump the outsider has many unpleasant traits but he is the only one who can deal effectively with the excesses of the Deep State and the mess left by eight years of Obama. After 2024, we can put him out to pasture, but for now Trump is the man of the hour.

As with Churchill, most of the anti-Trump criticism is personal. Churchill was attacked because he drank too much. Trump is attacked because he is brash. He tends to be too candid about his views. He tweets too much. He reacts personally to attacks. He has a bad haircut. Aside from the haircut, I like them all. What I care about in the 2020 election is what Trump has set out to accomplish:

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1. Positive economic growth, security policies that protect the homeland, and sensible fiscal management.
2. Safeguarding the republic from an assault on the Bill of Rights.

Bernie Sanders and his Democratic Party colleagues would move us in the direction of totalitarianism. They want to finish what Obama started. Sanders wants to substitute Trump’s successful policies with runaway expansion of the federal government, open borders, the replacement of free speech with political correctness, and a menu of extravagant giveaways that he has no earthly idea how to pay for. Bernie’s love affair with socialism will turn the nation into Venezuela. We will be eating out of the garbage and wiping our butts with the New York Times. In other words, the Democrats are a guarantee of disaster.

Whenever you have big government, you have a corresponding decrease in personal freedom. Under a Bernie Sanders presidency, freedom of speech will be one step away from annihilation. He will appoint to the Supreme Court a series of “progressive” justices who can be counted on to ratify the Democratic Party’s assault on the First Amendment. As Bernie taxes us out of existence, he will prohibit hate speech. Once freedom of speech goes, that is the end. We may never get it back. Without freedom of speech, we have no rights, no liberties, no freedoms. The pattern is already being established in Europe thanks to the European Union’s assault on free speech. We can’t allow it to happen here. George Orwell’s prediction in his novel, 1984, will have been realized—Big Brother will tell us what to think.

But just as British voters had the brains to see beyond Neville Chamberlain, let’s hope that American voters will have the brains to see through Bernie Sanders. We should be grateful that we have our own home-grown Churchill. Let’s allow Mr. Trump to do what he came for.

Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator, negotiation expert, and regular contributor to Newsmax, Daily Caller, American Thinker, Townhall, LifeZette, Media Equalizer, Reactionary Times, and other online news magazines. He is the author of eight books including his latest blockbuster, Trump’s Turn: Winning the New Civil War.

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Famous Bounty Hunter Joins Search for Brian Laundrie in Florida

Laundrie has been evading police for days on end.

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The most wanted man in America may be hiding out in a Florida nature reserve, and police have spent several days scouring the vast wilderness looking for clues.

Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito, disappeared from his parents’ home in North Port, Florida last week with no cell phone and no wallet.  The story was that he would be doing some hiking in the Carlton Reserve, but given the situation regarding Petito’s death, there is little doubt that Laundrie’s disappearance was purposeful.

Now, one of the nation’s most famous bounty hunters is on the case.

Dog the Bounty Hunter arrived at Brian Laundrie’s parents’ home Saturday, knocked on the door and met silence, but he’s already picked up a scent.

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“The reason I went to Mr. [Christopher] Laundrie is I carry a reputation with me,” he told Fox News Digital moments later. “The reputation is, ‘He gives you a second chance. He’s gonna get you, but he gives you a second chance.’”

The reality TV star and legendary bounty hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, is a father of 13 who lost a daughter around the same age as Gabby Petito in a car accident in 2006. He was already in Florida on a honeymoon with his wife Francie Chapman, he said, when people began reaching out to him to look into Laundrie’s disappearance.

The television star was hoping for the best.

Laundrie’s parents reported him missing Friday, Sept. 17, telling police they hadn’t seen him in three days.

“And the dad can still reach out to me, through social media,” Chapman said. “Let’s get the kid captured alive. Alive.”

Laundrie has been charged with federal bank fraud after being found to have used Petito’s debit card after her death.

The most wanted man in America may be hiding out in a Florida nature reserve, and police have spent several days scouring the vast wilderness looking for clues. Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito, disappeared from his parents’ home in North Port, Florida last week with no cell phone and no wallet.  The story was that he would be doing some hiking in the Carlton Reserve, but given the situation regarding Petito’s death, there is little doubt that Laundrie’s disappearance was purposeful. Now, one of the nation’s most famous bounty hunters is on the case. Dog the Bounty Hunter arrived at Brian Laundrie’s parents’ home Saturday, knocked on the door and met silence, but he’s already picked up a scent. “The reason I went to Mr. [Christopher] Laundrie is I carry a reputation with me,” he told Fox News Digital moments later. “The reputation is, ‘He gives you a second chance. He’s gonna get you, but he gives you a second chance.’” The reality TV star and legendary bounty hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, is a father of 13 who lost a daughter around the same age as Gabby Petito in a car accident in 2006. He was already in Florida on a honeymoon with his wife Francie Chapman, he said, when people began reaching out to him to look into Laundrie’s disappearance. The television star was hoping for the best. Laundrie’s parents reported him missing Friday, Sept. 17, telling police they hadn’t seen him in three days. “And the dad can still reach out to me, through social media,” Chapman said. “Let’s get the kid captured alive. Alive.” Laundrie has been charged with federal bank fraud after being found to have used Petito’s debit card after her death.

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As Joe Biden Pushes Debunked ‘Whipping’ Story, Border Patrol Lashes Out

These agents were NOT happy.

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Last week, a number of disturbing images erupted at the southern border, that appeared to depict Border Patrol officer chasing migrants on horseback.

To make matters worse, the way in which the photos were presented seemed to suggest that these agents were using the reins of their mounts to “whip” the migrants, invoking imagery from a much darker time in America’s past.

Even President Joe Biden and the White House Press Secretary seemed perturbed by it, but there was one problem:  Border Patrol claims none of it is accurate.

On Friday, amid an ongoing investigation into the agents – who have now been shifted to desk duty – and a day after the Biden administration barred the use of horses in Del Rio, the president tore into those agents.

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“To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it’s outrageous,” Biden said, making a whipping motion with his hand. “I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.”

This didn’t sit well with agents, however.

Border Patrol agents were stunned and angered by the comments, which both claimed without evidence that migrants were run over and whipped, and at the same time cast a shadow over the investigation.

“Would you go to work and do your best knowing that if you do your boss is going to ‘make you pay’?” one agent told Fox News.  “I’m dumbfounded and don’t know what to say.”

The agent asked, “Is the president threatening to throw us in prison?”

Another said: “I see the administration wants to fry our agents. He just started a war with Border Patrol.”

Biden’s continued bungling of the border situation has been a key part of his flailing approval numbers of late, and this attempt to throw federal law enforcement under the bus certainly isn’t going to help either.

Last week, a number of disturbing images erupted at the southern border, that appeared to depict Border Patrol officer chasing migrants on horseback. To make matters worse, the way in which the photos were presented seemed to suggest that these agents were using the reins of their mounts to “whip” the migrants, invoking imagery from a much darker time in America’s past. Even President Joe Biden and the White House Press Secretary seemed perturbed by it, but there was one problem:  Border Patrol claims none of it is accurate. On Friday, amid an ongoing investigation into the agents – who have now been shifted to desk duty – and a day after the Biden administration barred the use of horses in Del Rio, the president tore into those agents. “To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it’s outrageous,” Biden said, making a whipping motion with his hand. “I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.” This didn’t sit well with agents, however. Border Patrol agents were stunned and angered by the comments, which both claimed without evidence that migrants were run over and whipped, and at the same time cast a shadow over the investigation. “Would you go to work and do your best knowing that if you do your boss is going to ‘make you pay’?” one agent told Fox News.  “I’m dumbfounded and don’t know what to say.” The agent asked, “Is the president threatening to throw us in prison?” Another said: “I see the administration wants to fry our agents. He just started a war with Border Patrol.” Biden’s continued bungling of the border situation has been a key part of his flailing approval…

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