We are standing up for the safety of our communities and our citizens.
November 27, 2019
ITEM #1: As you know, we’ve launched an effort to push back against recent developments that have resulted in Las Vegas effectively becoming a sanctuary city. (See here for background.)
And we’re pleased to share with you that our work is getting attention from the media. We have called on Nevada’s state leaders to hold a special session of the Legislature and implement measures that would stop this assault on public safety.
Here’s the full statement provided to the press:
“Predictably, there has been an enormous response to our Morning in Nevada PAC’s effort on this issue, from ordinary citizens all across our state, who want their elected leaders to treat this issue seriously as a public safety concern, rather than a liberal litmus test. We are requesting a special session because it appears to be the only remedy to the decision announced by Las Vegas Metro.
“The people of our state want safe schools and safe neighborhoods. Nevadans don’t want MS-13 gang members endangering our communities and bringing illicit drugs into our state, ending up on our streets and on our junior high and high school campuses. Nevadans don’t want criminal illegal immigrants to become murderers, as we’ve recently seen in northern Nevada, preying on our citizens in their own homes.
“Having law enforcement — at all levels — working together to tackle this problem is something most every Nevadan wants and deserves, no matter what reckless policies the radical left pushes on our state.” — Adam Laxalt, former Nevada Attorney General and President of Morning in Nevada PAC
Detractors say our call for a special session is “all but certain to fall on deaf ears among the Democrats who hold the keys to making that happen.” That’s likely true — Democrats thus far have shown a shameful unwillingness to take action on this important issue. But there’s an enormous amount of value in continuing to raise awareness of this threat to public safety, expose the Democrats’ failure to do anything about it, and ensure that Nevadans have the information they need to hold them accountable.
We’ll continue our fight, and will keep you up-to-date on our efforts.
ITEM #2: So far, President Trump has appointed 48 appeals court judges, more than any of his predecessors at this point in his presidency.
Next up: brilliant lawyer and former Nevada Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke, to the 9th Circuit.
Last week, VanDyke's nomination was passed successfully out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Coming soon: his final confirmation by the full U.S. Senate.
Our country will be extremely well served by having this eminently qualified legal mind on the bench.
ITEM #3: In a recent interview, the Las Vegas Sun posed the following question to former Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “Trump’s campaign is saying it thinks Nevada is winnable for the president. Do you?”
Reid’s response: “Yeah. I’ve always said don’t count him out, even in Nevada.”
Might be the first time we’ve ever agreed with Sen. Reid!
ITEM #4: First they came for our “manhole” covers. Now they’re coming for our “RV’s.” Sherm Frederick shared this latest absurdity from the Speech Police on Facebook last week…
“One last comment about this event is that we were all encouraged to eliminate the term ‘RV’ from our vocabulary. (T)here is nothing ‘recreational’ about living in a home on wheels. I was happy to see that representatives of Pacifica Social Justice and Pacifica Progressive Alliance have brought that very concern to Pacifica City Council recently. Homelessness and homeless services will not improve unless we all make efforts at change."
ITEM #5: Uh-oh. A new emotional crisis has emerged for the Snowflake Generation. From Breitbart News:
“Millennials say that ‘Secret Santa’ gift exchanges in the workplace cause anxiety because they are worried about being too much of a Grinch with gift-giving, according to a report. … (N)early one in three millennials would like to see the tradition banned.
“Dr. Ashley Weinberg, a workplace psychology expert at the University of Salford in Manchester, said the gift exchange has become an anxiety trigger for young people who fear they will be humiliated if a present is not well-liked.”
Imagine how triggered they’ll be when they learn that Christmas is about … Christ.
ITEM #6: With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, we decided to send this week’s MORNING SOURCE a day early, to give you all a break from politics for the holiday.
But we’ll be back again next Thursday, with all the news, opinion and analysis every Nevada conservative needs.
In the meantime, we want to wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” – President George Washington, from his National Thanksgiving Proclamation
“Santa has been reading your posts all year. Most of you are getting Bibles and dictionaries.” – Author unknown
“Last week, (teachers) union officials announced they will seek to qualify a ballot measure to raise taxes by $1 billion a year and direct the proceeds toward public education. … Pouring more money into a broken system doesn’t fix it. It only makes it more expensive.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist Victor Joecks
“Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly said recently that about half of Clark County high school graduates still need remedial classes when they enroll at UNLV or UNR.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal Politics & Government Editor Steve Sebelius