Today marks the beginning of a new recurring feature at the Triad Conservative blog-- Josh Stein Watch. This effort is intended to educate the public regarding our state attorney general's activities.
First, the local news has had stories over the last two days about the courtroom proceedings under the purview of Democratic U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles. The redistricting of the Greensboro's city council is the issue. Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly had passed a redistricting bill that would increase minority representation on the city council. But the city of Greensboro decided to fight the measure to preserve the standing of Melderec-style white Democrats.
Now, we learn that NOBODY is defending the measure at the U.S. District Court trial. This reflects poorly upon the Republicans in Raleigh. But of course, it is the responsibility of the state attorney general to defend state law in court.
He is nowhere to be found. He is not doing his job. And ironically, if he were doing his job, it would tend to increase minority representation in the city.
The plaintiffs have paid an expert witness from out of state to testify contrary to the obvious facts.
In any case, Stein has already dropped the ball with regard to his official duties; and he has been only serving for about a month. It is apparently mandatory for him to follow the party line.
While he did not have enough time to fight for minority representation in Greensboro, he did, in fact, find ample time to join a suit against President Trump's executive order regarding immigration.
Here are some examples of the insipid, specious reasoning employed by our Harvard-educated attorney general:
"North Carolina has an interest because America was founded on religious liberty, and this ban violates fundamental norms of religious discrimination," state Attorney General Josh Stein told reporters Tuesday morning.
The constitutional guarantees of religious liberty apply to American citizens, not foreigners seeking admission to the United States. Interestingly, Stein's own crowd has deliberately undermined the religious liberty of orthodox Christians within the United States. In fact, he himself has taken political positions that threaten the religious liberty of many Christians in this country. But he claims to be concerned about the religious liberty of foreign Muslims who might come here.
"The ban, frankly, undermines our security by signaling to the world that we somehow think all Muslims are terrorists, when of course that's not the case."
Nobody claims that all Muslims are terrorists. Rather, it is a small subset of Muslims that are terrorists. Trump's measure is intended to enhance public safety over the long term by limiting the admission of populations that will include small numbers of people who will later become terrorists. It is speculative to suggest that Trump's measure would undermine security.
"There's been no evidence to show this ban will do anything to enhance security," Stein said.
He is entirely, utterly wrong.
"Both within the writing of the order itself – it gives favor to non-Muslims – and all you have to do is look at what the president has said over the past few months, calling it a Muslim ban, to know the intent behind this ban was to do a racially discriminatory executive order," Stein said.
The use of the word "discriminatory" by leftists like Stein is a classical device to reframe the debate. It is intended to confuse the issue. In fact, the federal government has the prerogative-- indeed, the duty-- to make decisions as to which foreigners to admit, and which to refuse, on the basis of our national interest and public safety.
But there is another aspect to this question that no one has discussed as of yet.
Stein is part of a movement within Judaism-- Reform Judaism-- that has taken a highly public stance favoring the acceptance of Syrian refugees and opposing Trump's executive order. But nobody is accusing Stein of allowing his religious beliefs to dictate what the actions of the state of North Carolina must be. If he were a Christian conservative, and had allowed his religious beliefs to determine public policy, he would be regarded as suspect in elite/media circles.
Of course, swirling in the background is the major academic work of Kevin MacDonald, who has demonstrated that the considerable amount of American Jewish advocacy over a period of nearly a century in favor of non-Western immigration to the United States was highly successful; and was intended to enhance their own group power and influence at the expense of Christians of European descent. This caused the phenomenon of terrorism in the United States, because peoples previously not living here who can tend to be hostile to our country were granted entry in large numbers.
Stein's own group directly caused the problems we have with terrorism; and now he opposes our trying to contain it.
MacDonald has commented further on this overall phenomenon. In fact, the exaggerated media/left reaction to Trump's order is directly related to the worldview held by this particular group of which Stein is part.
Stein is neglecting some important duties, while getting involved inappropriately in a lawsuit that the people of North Carolina probably do not support. After all, they spoke quite clearly in the presidential election last November. Trump beat Hillary by a clear margin in North Carolina.