Trump Signs 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill

by Christopher Paslay

President Trumps signs yet another piece of bipartisan legislation, continuing to find common ground among a divided Congress. 

President Trump, the most admired man in America other than Barack Obama, continues to be one of the most productive presidents in modern American history.  This morning he signed a bill that provides relief to victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  As reported by the Daily Caller:  

H.R.1327, or the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” provides full funding for the 9/11 victim compensation fund through 2092. The compensation fund provides for medical care and losses experienced by victims and first responders stemming from the deadly attacks, and is estimated to cost over $10 billion over the next ten years.

The president signed the bipartisan legislation during a special event in the Rose Garden, featuring the families of the bill’s namesakes, including their children, widows, parents, and siblings.

“Today, we come together as one nation to support our Sept. 11 heroes,” Trump said. “They answered terror with the emotional strength of true American warriors.”

President Trump’s ability to work with Congress and get things done is quite impressive, despite the fact the American press fails to adequately cover most of his achievements.  

According to the Pew Research Center, “Between its inception in January 2017 and its final day on Jan. 3, the GOP-led 115th Congress enacted 442 public laws, the most since the 110th Congress (2007-09).” And most notably, almost 70 percent of these bills were bipartisan, the most in 20 years.


Trump Should Be Awarded 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

by Christopher Paslay

Trump’s historic work to end North Korea’s illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region is worthy of a Nobel Prize.

Earlier today, Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit North Korea.  He made history by stepping across the border during a meeting at the demilitarized zone with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump shook hands with Kim at the Panmunjom border village, and the two men walked across the military demarcation line separating the two Koreas. 

“Good to see you again,” Kim told Trump. “I never expected to see you in this place.” 

“Stepping across that line was a great honor,” Trump said.

Trump’s efforts at getting Kim to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons has been ongoing, and although he’s had limited success, many lawmakers believe Trump’s done more on the issue in the last 18 months than Obama did in eight years.    

“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said last year, referring to Trump’s efforts to end the standoff with North Korea.  

Former President Jimmy Carter agrees.  

“If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that’s acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize,” Carter told the American press. “I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.”

Trump’s official nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has already been made.  According to the AP:

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”

A group of 18 members of Congress — all Republicans — sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, nominating Trump to receive the award for his work to “end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.”

They officially wrote:

Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region. His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history. The sanctions decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.

There are a total of 301 candidates nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize – 223 are individuals and 78 are organizations.  The winner will be announced Friday, October 11.  

“If President Obama received a Nobel Prize for nearly nothing,” said Harry J. Kazianis, director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest, “then I think there is only one obvious thing to do, and that’s to make sure Donald Trump receives the award as well.”

I couldn’t agree more.