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Return of the Man Who Stopped Illegal Immigration

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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

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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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After watching with over a hundred others the newly released movie, Civil War, I left the theater stunned, and I was not alone. Was it a good movie? Just a deeply unsettling one! Could it really happen? You don’t even want to imagine it! But with Biden’s assault on America continuing and Trump reemerging as the favored GOP candidate, the American division is growing. More and more citizens are getting angrier as their standard of living is in jeopardy and illegals are getting benefits citizens can only dream of.

Spoiling the movie’s plot is never appropriate, but when Western forces from Texas, Florida, and even California take on the elected President, the country is left in a civil war. We watch as desensitized media professionals cover the death of hundreds of American citizens. To the film’s media, the war is just a once-in-a-lifetime story that deserves to be captured one picture at a time. After all, it’s the media’s job. They are just feeding citizens what they want—blood, gore, winners, and victims. What would happen if America descends into such chaos? This movie provides one disturbing view, one that, God help us, must never happen.

One thing is clear, when a country loses trust in its leader’s ability to preserve their cherished freedoms and ensure equal treatment under the law, even insurrection seems somehow possible. That is a nightmare no American should have to entertain, but more and more Americans seem to be losing hope in the future of our country. They don’t trust elections. Many don’t even like the Presidential choices presented to them.

The Founding Fathers valued freedom enough to unleash a revolution against the greatest power at the time. Enough citizens joined them in securing what most at the time believed impossible, independence. Yes, insurrection hatched our beloved America. Belief in equal rights and freedom are powerful forces that have always driven patriotic Americans to action.


Even with our differences, most Americans believe in property rights, voting rights, law enforcement to keep us safe, freedom of speech, and personal responsibility. Unfortunately, more and more Americans feel these values are in question, and they are not sure America can be saved!

Many Americans no longer even believe that elections will produce a lawful winner. They don’t trust the voting machines. They want paper ballots that can be counted. They don’t believe multiple days are needed. Hasn’t one day of voting always been enough? They want required IDs and signed mail-in ballots. They fear ballot harvesting is just another name for ‘manufacturing” all the votes you need to ensure a fraudulent victory. Are American fair elections no more!

Many no longer believe that the enforcement of law is fair and sure. While former President Donald Trump has been charged with multiple “crimes,” President Joe Biden’s similar actions aren’t even charged. Hunter Biden’s influence peddling with money set aside for the “Big Guy” are not even covered in the mainstream media. The Dept. of Justice is quick to charge Trump, but with the Bidens, we hear nothing but crickets. People who commit crimes are being let go instead of being held accountable. Is American law and order no more!

Under President Trump, our border was finally more under control. Under Biden, his open border has been continually flooding our country with illegals from around the world. They come expecting benefits at the expense of taxpaying citizens. Illegals overwhelm services in our urban areas. Legal immigrants had to wait years to enter and are fuming at this invasion of illegals rushing to the front of the line and expecting to be accepted, supported, and allowed to become citizens. Is America’s secure border no more!

We thought in America, your home was your castle. If you work to buy the home of your dreams, you were sure that your property rights were secure in a community that you loved. But today, squatters are taking over vacant homes and fending off owners who want them to leave their property. Illegals are being told to come to America, find an empty home, and move in. In the name of equity, governments are rezoning the suburbs and requiring the building of low-income housing where it is not wanted. Are America’s property rights no more!

Do you believe America is lost? Do you believe nothing can reverse this march to chaos? Do you believe that it is time to buy your own guns to protect your family when the government won’t? Is a civil war coming? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are in danger of losing the optimistic attitude that has characterized Americans for two centuries. This is our country. This is not the time for surrender. It’s time to fight to preserve America the best way you can—vote for candidates who promise to preserve the rights you value most.

Your vote does matter. There are no perfect candidates, but the party positions make a difference in this critical election. If you want law and order, secure borders, fair elections, property rights, and a return to personal responsibility, there is only one party to support. Vote for every GOP candidate you are given the opportunity to support, or it may very well be America no more!

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Prepare for the Worst: Domestic Sabotage and Violence on the Horizon

The wheels of extremism are already in motion

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Leading up to this November, and beyond, it now seems inevitable that America will experience extreme turmoil, if not outright hostilities and even urban warfare. Nothing that I write here will have any impact in terms of what is likely to occur. For one, Leftists don’t tend to read articles by conservative and, two, the wheels of extremism are already in motion.

Tactics Without End

I devote at least 500 hours annually to reading about political, historical, and cultural matters, adding up to more than 5,000 hours in the last 10 years. I’ve reached the same conclusion which legions of others have: Domestically the U.S. is headed for huge trouble. We already know many of the Left’s tactics to hinder Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign, which include devious hoaxes, endless lies and slander, bogus lawsuits and selective prosecution, unconstitutional fines, and much more.

As spring leads to summer, Trump’s lead over Biden could grow. As such, expect the Left to act even more desperately with reprehensible tactics. Consider that of late RINO Congressional Representatives are suspiciously retiring early on dates with no chance for a special election to occur in their districts. Hence, Democrats can retake the House. Do you smell payola? Thereafter if Trump is elected, the House could attempt to deny certification.

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By June or July, invariably, the Left will seek to foment another “George Floyd” incident and blame it all on Trump. With the power of The New York Times and major networks embellishing the narrative and offering World War II level coverage, the masses will be snowed. Think about Donald Trump observing that if he’s not elected there will be a bloodbath in the auto industry, and how the mainstream media, in unison, immediately claimed that Trump was calling for nationwide violence.

The Left is Violent and Everyone Knows It

The most violent segment of our society happens to be on the Left, as even many casual observers know. If Trump is ahead in the polls in September or October, expect dissension wherever the Left can prevail. When Trump wins the election in November, expect riots in 200 cities or more, surreptitiously funded by George Soros and his kind.

The money will fuel Antifa and other groups of young men and women who do not have career level jobs but do have questionable futures. The riots will last for as long as the extremists can persist; days, weeks, even months. From there, open warfare, in the form of urban snipers, is entirely possible.

Leading up to inauguration on January 20, many key dates such as certification from Congress, approval of Electoral College votes, and so on, represent key opportunities for the Left’s planned disruptions.

Disruption and Sabotage

January 20 could be a day of extreme violence. Washington, DC will have to be put under martial law. National guards from every surrounding state will be employed. The violent Left will not allow Trump to peacefully take over the reins from the corrupt, demented Joe Biden.

Biden’s administration, ruled by Barack Obama, will not offer a smooth transition of power, unlike all other presidents since our nation was founded. This is except for Obama, who did all he could to sabotage first Trump’s administration from the get-go.

The rest of January leading into February will represent days of turmoil. The Left will attempt to disrupt Trump’s second administration 24/7. They will harass and threaten political appointees. They will form roadblocks. They will resort to antics in front of federal buildings, the Supreme Court building, and other targeted locations which they deem to be ‘in their way.’

Eventually, Trump can clean it all up but at enormous financial and social cost. Rioters and less-than-peaceful protestors can be taken off the streets and, this time, held for much more than 24 hours. They can be charged, fingerprinted, photographed, and processed by a now lawful Department of Justice . However, such major operations will result in a lot of pain and gnashing of teeth.

Sadly for our nation, the scenarios above are more likely to be true than not.

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