President Obama is reportedly close to commuting the sentence of one of America’s most vicious and unrepentant terrorists, Oscar Lopez Rivera. This must not happen.
Before ISIS, there was the FALN, the most prolific terrorist group ever to attack the United States. The FBI has linked FALN, which declares itself waging war for Puerto Rican independence, to 146 bombings and numerous armed robberies, including the heinous 1975 lunchtime attack on Fraunces Tavern in New York that killed 4 people and injured scores more.
Half the country is excited about President-elect Donald Trump; half is not. What can he do to win over more Americans? Simple; charge out of the gate on January 21 with a bevy of policies that voters will like. Here are five things Trump should do on Day One:
1. Call for term limits in Congress.
2. Walk away from the TPP.
3. Call for a halt to admitting Syrian refugees until the authorities have the vetting process down cold.
4. Issue an executive order rescinding Congress’ exemption from Obamacare, an excellent idea proffered by Heather Higgins, President of the Independent Women’s Voice. As she suggests, there’s nothing like skin in the game to light a fire under legislators. Next, announce that Congress will repeal Obamacare to take effect December 2018. Meanwhile, allow insurers to immediately begin offering state-legal policies without the ACA’s expensive and unwieldy mandates. Make it clear that no one will lose coverage.
5. Approve the Keystone Pipeline.