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Return of the Man Who Stopped Illegal Immigration



With Joe Biden throwing open America’s borders and no help in sight, it’s nice to remember the good ole days when we actually stopped illegal immigration. I’m proud to have been part of that success back in the late 2000s in Arizona. I’m also pleased to announce the man who, more than any other, gets the credit for that success — he’s back after his hiatus from public life. Andrew Thomas has returned as a conservative filmmaker and the writer of a new Substack column, which is destined to become one of Substack’s more influential offerings.

The Harvard Law educated Thomas was Maricopa County Attorney (district attorney for the Phoenix metro area) from 2005 to 2010. He offered me a job as a Deputy County Attorney and Special Assistant. For a while, because of his leadership, Maricopa County law enforcement successfully drove hordes of illegal immigrants out of Arizona. This became a huge news story. Later, the establishment counterattacked as they did against President Donald Trump. But even local left-wing journalists admit Thomas was responsible for this amazing rollback.

Elected in the same year then-citizen Donald Trump launched his TV show “The Apprentice,” Thomas campaigned for DA on a simple promise: “Stop illegal immigration.” He shocked nearly everyone by keeping that promise. When he ran for reelection four years later, one leftist

columnist for The Arizona Republic wrote a column titled “On campaign pledge there’s no doubting Thomas.” He even said Thomas “may be the only politician in Arizona — maybe the entire country — who did exactly what he told voters that he would do.” Thomas did this by persuading the state legislature, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others to make and use new tools to fight this illegal influx. Soon illegal immigrants were streaming out of Arizona.

Thomas was overshadowed by other major personalities in Arizona, such as Arpaio and Governor Jan Brewer. That’s why most Americans don’t realize he was the elected official, more than any other, who led the fight against illegal immigration. In fact, Arpaio followed Thomas’ lead. During Thomas’ first year in office, Arpaio’s deputies arrested Patrick Haab, a U.S. Army reservist, for detaining illegal immigrants at gunpoint at an Interstate rest stop. Thomas refused to prosecute Haab. Arpaio then publicly denounced Thomas.

“Being illegal is not a serious crime,” Arpaio said at the time. “I’m not going to lock up illegals hanging around street corners.” The next year, Arpaio reversed course and joined Thomas in an effective law-enforcement partnership that turned the tide against the invasion.

Brewer was also a latecomer to the fight. She was always an establishment-backed pro-McCain RINO, which showed last year when she endorsed RINO gubernatorial candidate Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson over MAGA all-star Kari Lake. But in 2009, Brewer felt the political winds and approved omnibus immigration crackdowns Thomas helped draft. The issue ensured her election in 2010.

Thomas didn’t fare as well because the Left correctly recognized him as the intellectual architect of the state’s immigration efforts, and attacked accordingly. It’s now standard practice for leftist bar associations and their establishment allies to try to disbar conservative attorneys who threaten the Left, especially those involved in politics. Recently, Lake’s attorneys have been victims of this trend, including Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. 

Thomas became the first target of this ruthless tactic. Thanks to Tracy Beanz of Uncover DC, you can read the full story here of how Thomas’ fight against illegal immigration, Maricopa County corruption (now famous to all patriots), and judicial activism culminated in outrageous but successful attacks on his law license (my own career was collateral damage from these political assaults). Despite being supported by the Republican Party, acclaimed legal experts and even leftist writers at The Republic, Thomas was put through a show trial and witch hunt rivaling anything done a decade later to Trump.

Thomas’ first post on Substack is titled “The Fight They Gave Us.” It shares how he boldly and without fear pursued principled causes unlike few other politicians until the establishment resorted to an “evil and plainly dishonest court ruling” that took his law license. Afterwards, Thomas ran a strong race for governor of Arizona, then worked for a conservative think tank before moving to Texas with his family and withdrawing from public life.

After doing well there he is able to turn to other pursuits. Thomas has started a film studio “to address Hollywood’s devastation of our culture.” Last year, I wrote about his documentary on canceled Christians, which has since won awards and recognition from Christian film festivals. His studio recently came out with its first feature film, available on streaming channels such as Amazon and Tubi and is a number-one hit on the Christian Channel.

And he’s returned to writing. Thomas was well-known among conservative readers years ago before he entered politics. He wrote well-received books on Justice Clarence Thomas and other topics, and contributed regularly to The Wall Street Journal and the other major right-leaning periodicals at the time. In his Substack column, Thomas says he’ll draw from his “years of political combat as well as writing books and articles on not just politics, but history, philosophy, religion and other helpful areas.” 

He adds bluntly that unlike so many other politicians and pundits writing these days, “The experience and insights I offer come from someone who never shaded his opinions, nor sold out his constituents, for self-gain.” Thomas also has posted a second thoughtful Substack column about the fight to secure the border.

Thomas says we need a “counterrevolution.” If anyone knows how to wage one, it’s him — someone who was MAGA before Trump. His brilliant and original writings will make conservatives and patriots think, and you can read them and sign up for free here. We’d do well to show our support and gratitude for someone whose intelligent leadership and courage remain the gold standard.

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.


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A Day of Infamy: The Orchestrated, Unlawful Trump Indictment

The raw stink of the Biden Administration will linger for the rest of American history



So, starting before he took office, after seven years of the Left trying pin something, anything, on Donald Trump, he is indicted over NOTHING. This occurring less than 300 days away from the Iowa Republican caucuses, the acknowledged start of events leading up to the 2024 U.S. presidential and congressional elections.

The raw stink of the Biden Administration will linger for the rest of American history: The indictment is an act of political war, nothing less, and a day of infamy on par with many in our history.

The obsession of the Left continues to be “get Trump,” as if that will seal the 2024 election for them, as they know they will be quite vulnerable. Unlike 2022, the GOP could take the Senate and retain the House. Several states will elect Republican governors, some for the first time in a long time.

Not to be a ‘Doubting Thomas,’ we all have memories of the 2020 and 2022 elections. For anyone to proclaim that the 2020 election was the most secure election in history is simply a gross lie. Mark Zuckerberg and his drop boxes alone yielded a five-state swing for Biden which would have been Trump’s and would have easily given Trump a huge Electoral College majority.

Refining Their Techniques

Because 2024 is a national election and the Democrats have refined their techniques, in addition to the bogus indictment, the election fraud in which they will engage could be far more difficult to discern than in previous years. The cheating will occur in all 50 states, at the regional level, and at the local level. It will once again include everything from forging ballots to late ballots to double counting ballots to destroying ballots for the opposing side.

In any case, we must head into this election sternly. The election monitors must be as vigilant as ever before. Don’t allow anybody to usher you out of the room. Don’t allow anyone to use newspapers or posters to cover windows so that transactions on the floor cannot be seen.

Finish the election on time on the same day. Be on guard for those late-arriving packages of goodies (ballots) that invariably reward Democrats and consistently penalize Republicans.

A Looming Doomsday Scenario

What about the disaster where we do not take the Senate? This could spell a grave period for America, as it will be a painstakingly long time ‘til the 2026 and 2028 elections. Even then, Democratic cheating might still prevail.

We must brace ourselves if we do not take the Senate and especially if we somehow lose the House. At that point, it will be time for massive, peaceful resistance in highly public ways to let it be known that this kind of assault on democracy will not stand.

It is time to engage in the practices of the Left, however vile we have regarded their practices over the years – blocking roads and disrupting meetings. It is time to dominate school board meetings and all public forums of every type.

We must make our voices be heard in ways that we have not previously attempted.

Why is the GOP Squeamish?

Why are Republicans, and those who vote as such, traditionally reticent to get down and dirty? For one, we have jobs; personal and professional responsibilities. Do Antifa members? One wonders. We have families. We manage households. We do the work that keeps America going, not to say that some Democrats don’t do the same. However, let’s face it: Democrats include almost all convicts, a huge portion of the unemployed and underemployed, the brunt of the entitlement class, and those who would rather tear down the country than do anything else.

The Left includes most of Hollywood, academia, the complicit media, and Big Tech, whose methods for manipulating what really transpires on the web goes beyond what we can imagine, although, on a massive scale, we sense what’s occurring.

The Highest of High Stakes

We need to take back the country. The stakes are too high to play Mr. Nice Guy. Is there any point in standing by as the United States is systematically destroyed? The Trump indictment, more than ever, signals that we might not survive the decade:

The inflation rate, the crime rate, the massive numbers of people pouring over the border, the growing drug crisis, the massive foreign policy failures, the gargantuan national debt, the supply chain disruption, the transportation disasters and boondoggles, the rate at which children are being brainwashed and sexualized, and the sheer incidence of all things bad accelerating, on all fronts, could prove to be too much to bear.

The clock is ticking. There is no time to dillydally. We must batten down the hatches, or prepare  to live in a police state.

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While Biden Insults Israel, Here is Why the US Must Support Our Ally

Israel is a key ally for the United States in the Middle East



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There are several reasons why the United States should support Israel. In this essay, we will explore these reasons in detail and argue for the importance of the United States’ support for Israel.

First, the Bible clearly states that God has chosen Israel as his people. In the book of Genesis, God promises to Abraham that his descendants will become a great nation and that all nations will be blessed through him. This promise is reiterated throughout the Old Testament, with God making a covenant with Israel and promising to bless them if they obey his commands. In Deuteronomy 7:6-8, God says, “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”

Furthermore, in the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as the “King of the Jews” and he himself was born in Bethlehem, in Israel. The Apostle Paul also acknowledges the importance of Israel in Romans 11:1-2, “I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew.”

Second, throughout history, the Jewish people have faced persecution and discrimination. The Holocaust, where six million Jews were systematically murdered by the Nazis, is one of the most well-known examples of this persecution. The State of Israel was established in 1948 as a homeland for the Jewish people, in response to this persecution. Since then, Israel has faced constant threats to its existence, with neighboring countries and terrorist organizations seeking to destroy it. The United States’ support for Israel is a way of standing with the Jewish people and ensuring their safety and security.

Third, Israel is a key ally for the United States in the Middle East. The two countries share similar values, including democracy, freedom, and the rule of law. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and as such, it is an important partner for the United States in promoting democracy and stability in the region. Additionally, Israel has a strong military and intelligence capabilities, which are important for the United States’ security interests in the region.

Historically, there have been several instances where the United States’ support for Israel has been crucial. For example, during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Israel was facing a coordinated attack from Egypt and Syria. The United States provided military assistance to Israel, which helped to turn the tide of the war in Israel’s favor. In 1991, during the Gulf War, Iraq fired missiles at Israel in an attempt to draw Israel into the conflict. However, Israel did not retaliate, thanks in part to the United States’ efforts to convince Israel to remain out of the conflict.

In addition to these historical events, there are also several quotes from biblical scholars, historians, and politicians that support the United States’ support for Israel. For example, in his book The Case for Israel, Alan Dershowitz writes, “The struggle between Israel and its enemies is not simply a dispute over territory, nor is it a religious conflict between Jews and Muslims. It is, rather, a clash between two fundamentally different worldviews: one that values human life and individual freedom, and one that values death and submission to the will of Allah.” Dershowitz’s statement highlights the importance of Israel as a bastion of democracy and individual freedom in a region that is often characterized by authoritarianism and oppression.

Similarly, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said, “The Jews are the most formidable and the most remarkable race that has appeared in the world.” Churchill’s statement acknowledges the resilience and tenacity of the Jewish people, who have faced centuries of persecution and discrimination, yet have managed to thrive and make significant contributions to the world.

Finally, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once said, “Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians, Jews, and Muslims are all free to worship and live in peace.” Reagan’s statement highlights the importance of Israel as a beacon of religious tolerance and coexistence in a region that is often characterized by sectarian conflict.

In conclusion, there are several reasons why the United States should support Israel. Firstl, the Bible clearly states that God has chosen Israel as his people, and as such, Israel holds a special place in the hearts of many Christians. Second, Israel has faced centuries of persecution and discrimination, and the establishment of the State of Israel was a response to this persecution. Supporting Israel is a way of standing with the Jewish people and ensuring their safety and security. Third, Israel is a key ally for the United States in the Middle East, sharing similar values and providing important military and intelligence capabilities. Finally, there are several quotes from biblical scholars, historians, and politicians that support the United States’ support for Israel, highlighting the importance of Israel as a bastion of democracy, religious tolerance, and coexistence in a region that is often characterized by authoritarianism and sectarian conflict. As such, the United States’ support for Israel is not only a moral imperative, but also serves the strategic interests of the United States in the Middle East.

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