Frank Aquila's Blog

November 26, 2014

Media, Obama painting Cops as Bad

Filed under: Uncategorized — frankaquila @ 4:34 pm

The Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri found no evidence to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Officer Wilson was defending himself against Brown, who had just robbed a store. Eye witnesses testified that Brown had rushed Wilson as if he were a “football player.”

As an officer myself, working for three separate agencies over the past 25 years, I know the dangers of the job. Each officer’s top priority is to serve the community and help people. As officers, we also know there are bad people out there that want to hurt others.

Each year, over 100 officers are killed in the line of duty and in 2012, 54,774 officers were assaulted. The average age of an officer killed in the line of duty is 42 years old, leaving behind two children. Due to the stress of the job, most officers’ marriages end in divorce.

The job of an officer is even more difficult in a high crime area. In these communities, many children experience a loved one being arrested. These children grow up hating the police. They are entertained by gangster rap, video games, and movies that promote violence against the police. Children are taught to rebel against society and criminal activity becomes a normal way of life.

Others are using race and racism as an excuse for rebellion. In the case in Ferguson, a white officer shot a black youth, although Brown was reportedly 6’4”, 250 lbs. However, about the same time, an unarmed white man was shot by a black police officer in Utah and the media was silent. There have been white officers that shot white suspects and black officers that have shot black suspects. There are thousands of black youth killed every year by other black youths. Yet, the media is silent since it doesn’t fit their narrative. Instead, politicians and the media are selectively using race to promote violence. There was no racism in the Ferguson case. The rebellion only destroyed businesses that supported the community, endangered officers, and raised more tension between the community and the police.

President Obama had the perfect opportunity to acknowledge that due process was completed through the Grand Jury’s investigation and should have made a call for peace. Instead, Obama said that “communities of color aren’t just making up these problems.” Sure, there are instances of mistrust between some communities and the police; but from the investigation in Ferguson, this was not the case. Now, Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, is investigating Officer Wilson to see if any federal charges may be brought against him. If we were a color blind society, certainly none of this would be occurring. And this is not the first time Obama has belittled a police department. Obama said the Cambridge Police Department had “acted stupidly” after his friend was arrested, admitting later that he did not know all the facts. It is horrible that this administration has hindered and criticized law enforcement’s ability to check immigration status, conduct crowd control, or an officer’s ability to defend himself.

Our politicians and the media should be embracing the police as heroes in our community. Reports should be provided on those that received “Officer of the Year”. Each year, thousands of other officers have risk their lives to save the lives of others. Many officers volunteer their services to assist the community and youth through the Police Activity League, Christmas functions, scholarships, Cops 4 Kids, dinners, charities, and so many other community services.

I personally know a few of the police officers here in Manteca. I have always taught my children to respect and shake the hand of every veteran, officer, and fire fighter they see to thank them for their service. Unfortunately, our media and politicians rarely focus on the positive thing officers do, instead they promote the violence that brings more division between the police and the community.

Frank Aquila is the president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere”.  He can be emailed at mantecarepublicans@yahoo.com

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November 22, 2014

Obama has made himself Emperor Obama

Filed under: Uncategorized — frankaquila @ 7:47 pm

Barack Obama has done something no other president has ever done. He has created law. The U.S. Constitution does not grant the president that authority. Only congress can make laws and the president only has the authority to sign or veto that law. Obama knew this. When he was asked by immigration advocates about granting amnesty to illegal aliens, Obama stated in 2013, “This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that I’m the President of the United States; I’m not the Emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

Three years earlier, when Obama was asked why he could not act on his own, he said, “The notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true.” So what happened? The laws and the U.S. Constitution are still the same. Obama took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.

In 2011, Obama stated, “I know some people want me to bypass congress and change the (immigration law) on my own. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.” Obama knew he was not an emperor and that he could not change the law; but now he justifies breaking the law, violating the U.S. Constitution, and his oath of office by claiming “congress failed to act”? No, congress did not fail to act. There are laws already in place that the Obama administration has ignored and failed to enforce simply because Obama does not agree with the law. Still, even if congress did fail to act, he does not have the Constitutional authority to change the law, by several of his own admissions.

How many other presidents may have wanted to change a law, but respected the Constitution? I’m sure President Abraham Lincoln could have tried to executive fiat to preserve the nation during the Civil War, but he knew and respected the Constitution.

I noticed Obama and the Democrats are trying to excuse this unconstitutional abuse of power by referencing President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 executive action. But President Reagan’s executive order was a direct extension of an existing amnesty law called the Simpson-Mazzoli Act passed by congress and signed by President Reagan on Nov. 6, 1986. It was not a departure from a law or an executive action on its own as Obama has done.

The U.S. Constitution was made to prevent a president from becoming an emperor or king by providing checks and balances to hold the executive, legislative, and judicial branches responsible to each other as co-equal branches of government.

Obama admittedly knew he was not an emperor until he made himself Emperor Obama.

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere” He can be emailed at mantecarepublicans@yahoo.com

 

November 7, 2014

Black America waking up to Racist Democrats

Filed under: Uncategorized — frankaquila @ 5:08 pm

Black America’s blind support for the Democrat Party has begun to erode as the Democrats have begun to panic. For 50 years, the Democrat Party has used fear, racism, and empty promises to control Black America. They promised a main course meal, but only delivered appetizers. However, many in Black Americans now realize they have been used. They are becoming independent thinkers and are now considering the Republican Party. Republican Tim Scott has become the first black U.S. Senator elected from the south. He is also the lone black senator amongst 100 senators.

Democrats fear black Republicans and have done everything to defeat them in the past, including Lt. Col. Allen West in 2012. Democrats undermined Mai Love’s congressional win was because she is black. Other black Republicans had Oreo cookies thrown at them, claiming they were black on the outside and white on the inside.

Democrats have always used racism to control the Black America. In the 1860’s, Republican President, Abraham Lincoln fought with the Southern Democrats, also known as Dixiecrats, to prevent slave states from dividing the Union. Many Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War, in 1868. Several prominent Democrats were KKK members including President Harry Truman; Hugo Black, who was appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Supreme Court; and the Democrat Majority Leader, Robert Byrd, who was not only a KKK member; but a Grand Keagle, a recruiter for the KKK.

In the 1960’s Martin Luther King, also a Republican continued the fight against the Democrats, ultimately sacrificing his life for his dream of equality. It was Republicans and a black Republican by the name of A. Phillip Randolph, who organized King’s March on Washington in 1963, which was opposed by Democrat President John F. Kennedy, who used the FBI to target King.

Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, who as a senator, fought against the Civil Rights Act in 1957, was known as a racist. Yet, he realized “negroes” “were getting pretty uppity these days.” LBJ continued, “Now, we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.” After Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, he stated to two governors on Air Force One, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

For the next 50 years, Democrats believed they “own” Black America as long as Black America was poor and dependent on the federal government, which is modern day “slavery”. Many in Black America were not aware of this racism and voted blindly for years on the assumption that the Democrat Party was friendly to them. Now, with the election wins of Congresswoman Mia Love and Senator Tim Scott, the first ever black senator from the south, Black America is waking up and many are beginning to leave the Democrat Plantation.

Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere”. He can be emailed at mantecarepublicans@yahoo.com

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