The GOP long has characterized itself as the “law and order” party.

Indeed, one of the main criticisms, leveled by GOPers against illegal immigrants, is the simple fact that they arrived illegally.

Recently, I reminded an ardent Trump follower that his own parents and grandparents were immigrants. His response: “But they came here legally.”

(In the minds of Republicans, the primary difference between their ancestors coming to America and Mexicans coming to America, is a legal difference.

If not for that legal difference, presumably Mexicans would be welcomed with the same open arms that the ancestors of Republicans were.)

It is revealing to see headlines like these:

Post-Indictment Poll Shows Duncan Hunter Still in the Lead
By Ed Kilgore

Anyone following the story of Representative Duncan Hunter’s indictment, along with his wife, for epic levels of illegal personal use of campaign funds, is bound to be curious about how people in his San Diego–area 50th congressional district are reacting.

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“He’s doing a great job”: Donald Trump

But now SurveyUSA has published a poll it did for the local newspaper and a TV station that was taken entirely after the indictment was released.

It showed Hunter still up among likely voters by eight points, 47 percent to 39 percent, over Democratic nominee Ammar Campa-Najjar.

It also showed 76 percent of respondents were aware that “Hunter and his wife were the subject of a criminal investigation” (not too surprising since the investigation into his campaign spending has been going on since 2016).

And interestingly enough, Hunter’s lead is the same among those who are and who are not “aware” that he’s in deep trouble with the feds.

GOPers believe “law and order” counts only for immigrants, not for white, Republican citizens.

Michael Cohen’s guilty plea implicates Trump in federal crime. Republicans don’t care.
By Tara Golshan

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“A good man”: Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations and tax and bank fraud, admitting he broke the law at the direction of Trump himself.

Cohen said in his guilty plea that he broke federal law at the direction of the candidate he was working for (Trump).

It’s true that crime would be small potatoes compared to proof that Trump personally colluded with Russian agents to win the presidency. But it’s still a federal crime — and Trump’s allies in Congress don’t seem bothered.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was found guilty of eight counts of tax and bank fraud.

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“I don’t think he did anything wrong”: Donald Trump

And Republicans in Congress aren’t batting an eye.

The party of “law and order” does not care that Cohen and Manafort are guilty of crimes.

No outrage can be found in Congress or in right-wing media.

And where is the “law and order” party’s outrage about: Michael Flynn, and George Papadopoulos, and Richard Gates, and Ronny Jackson, and Scott Pruitt, and Chris Collins?

And dare we mention noted EB-1, “chain immigrant,” Melania Trump. ( Politico reports that a wealth of evidence suggests that she was, in fact, an undocumented immigrant who worked in this country illegally.)

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“He’s an excellent guy”: Donald Trump

But if none of the above illegality stirs the souls of the party of “law and order,” we can look at the man himself, Donald Trump, he of the $25 million scam known as “Trump University. ”

Sadly, no Republican outrage there, either.

And none for the Trump Foundation. (“As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.)

“I can turn anyone into a successful real estate investor, including you”: Donald Trump

Despite Trump’s long history of scams, we see no outrage — only support — from the party of “law and order.”

The real GOP outrage is reserved for Mexicans.

You know, those brown-skinned, hard-working people who seek shelter here to make better lives for themselves and their children, and unlike crooked Trump and his crooked acolytes, really have helped make America great.

As for crooked Trump’s crooked acolytes, they are pure white. The only things brown about them are their noses.

And as for the GOP, it doesn’t care a fig for “law and order.” Nor does it care about the illegality of immigrants. GOPers feel the same about legal immigrants.

And surely they care nothing about “making America great. They care only about defending the cult leader and appealing to fellow haters.

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“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”: Donald Trump

The “law and order” party objects to illegality — but only by brown-skinned people.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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The single most important problems in economics involve the excessive income/wealth/power Gaps between the have-mores and the have-less.

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics.

Implementation of The Ten Steps To Prosperity can narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded medicare — parts a, b & d, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Provide a monthly economic bonus to every man, woman and child in America (similar to social security for all)

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and you.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY