• Homeland Security secretary won’t take position on National Guard troops in border crisis July 23, 2014

    Members of the media listen as the United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference on June 30, 2014 in Edinburg, Texas. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Nathan Lambrecht)

    A day after Gov. Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said federal officials are reviewing the matter.

    “The governor feels as though it’s necessary,” Johnson said at a news conference Tuesday. “We’re reviewing the options just because we want to review all appropriate and lawful options when dealing with this.”

    Perry said Monday that the troops are intended to bolster security and fend off the surge of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. Since October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border, mainly from Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador.

    In a written statement, Perry said his order would “tackle this crisis head-on.” Johnson noted that it isn’t yet clear what the National Guard’s specific function is.

    Earlier this month, the Obama administration rebuffed calls for more troops.  Read more about Jeh Johnson’s comments today here.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy up to 1,000 guardsmen to border July 22, 2014

    Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.

    Perry, a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the border crisis — and who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016 — said the state has a responsibility to act after “lip service” from the federal government.

    He rejected suggestions that Texas was militarizing local communities by putting National Guard troops on the ground or that crime data along the border doesn’t justify additional resources.

    The deployment will cost Texas an estimated $12 million a month. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said his troops would simply be “referring and deterring” immigrants and not detaining people — though Nichols said the National Guard could if asked.  Read more about Governor Perry’s plan here.

  • FlashPoints By TWR Military Expert Colonel John Antal (Retired) July 22, 2014


    flashpointsmap-061714Read the latest FlashPoints here!  Find out more about Colonel Antal and you can purchase his book 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution here.

  • Gingrich: The tranquility of Obama’s mind July 18, 2014

    When White House press secretary Josh Earnest said this week that President Barack Obama had “substantially improved the tranquility of the global community,” many observers reacted with disbelief.  

    When the President refused to go to the U.S.-Mexico border last week to see the crisis of young people flooding into the United States because “he’s not interested in photo ops,” lesser mortals noted he had played pool with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, dropped by a brewery to have a beer and shook hands with a man wearing a horse-head mask.


    When he went to Delaware on Thursday and opened with a few sentences about the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine before joking about Joe Biden and going back to his prepared text on infrastructure, many thought he had failed to take seriously an international disaster. They were even less impressed when he had lunch at the Charcoal Pit and ordered burgers and fries (not a photo op, of course). It was not until 24 hours later that he took to the podium to promise an aggressive investigation.


    With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria causing the collapse of Iraq and continued violence in Syria, the Syrian dictatorship consolidating its power, the Iranians failing to take steps to end their nuclear weapons program and Hamas firing more than 1,000 rockets at Israel, the President and his team have moved decisively to brief The New York Times on his passion for late-night intellectual dinners exploring physics, architecture and questions far more profound than the fate of the Middle East.


    It is as though the more dangerous the world becomes the more Obama hides in a fantasy world of avoiding the responsibilities of the presidency. He uses the office to surround himself with court jesters who distract him in an enlightened and noble way from the growing failures of his policies and the rapidly expanding threats to the civilized world.  Read Newt’s entire article here.


  • ‘It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy’: Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention of Malaysian plane crash feared to have killed Americans before his jokey 16-minute transport speech July 17, 2014

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    President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand America’s transportation infrastructure.

    There are no confirmed American dead, an earlier Reuters report claimed that it was feared that as many as 23 U.S. citizens had perished.

    Obama declared in Wilmington, Delaware that ‘it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,’ but not before enthusiastically declaring that ‘it is wonderful to be back in Delaware.’  Finish the article here.  To hear what President Obama said this afternoon about the crash click here.

  • America’s Future Series: Military Hiring Fair and Military Employment Roundtable July 15, 2014


    America’s Future Series and Dallas Baptist University Host Veteran Employment Roundtable and Hiring Fair

    This free event is co-hosted by Dallas Baptist University

     This is a Hiring Fair not a Job Fair. All companies have current, open positions and are aggressively seeking veterans to fill them. Hiring managers will receive resumes prior to the event and will be on hand to conduct mini-interviews with selected candidates.

     The event is free to both job seekers and companies. Job seekers must register and request one of 3 time slots to even out flow, reduce crowding and save time.

     Please let your fellow veterans and veteran supportive organizations know about this event.

     Date: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Dallas Baptist University
    Mahler Student Center/Hillcrest Great Hall
    3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    Dallas, TX 75211

    Directions to DBU: http://www.dbu.edu/about-dbu/directions

    Map of DBU Campus: http://www3.dbu.edu/campusmap/

    Cost: Registration and Participation (FREE)

     Gold Star and Blue Star Family Members are Also Invited to register.

     Questions: David Hamilton, (972) 814-3283, or wmdavidhamilton@gmail.com

    Hear David Hamilton, Founder & Chairman of America’s Future Series with Jon-David:

  • Bob Ray Sanders: Immigrant kids bring out Americans’ ugliness July 15, 2014

    AP MARK J. TERRILL Demonstrators confront each other July 4 outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif.

    The “ugly American” has gotten a lot uglier over the past few weeks, from the streets of California to the halls of Congress and state houses around the country.

    A growing number of our fellow Americans have taken on grotesque features, in looks and sounds, in reaction to the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed our borders as they flee poverty and violence in hope of something better.

    Sadly, the arrival of these youngsters has been greeted by flag-waving, sign-carrying, Bible-thumping and Constitution-quoting citizens demanding that they not be received here and that they be returned immediately to their country of origin.  Read Bob Ray Sanders article in it’s entirety here.

    Bob Ray Sanders took some time to sit down with Jon-David and discuss his article:

  • Perry to Obama on the border: ‘Be a leader, make a difference’ July 15, 2014


    Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that instead of seeking $3.7 billion in new spending to deal with the surge of Central American children crossing the Mexican border into Texas, President Barack Obama should immediately deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande to send a message that would dissuade others from making the same journey and would free the Border Patrol to do its job.

    “Pick up the phone, be a leader, make a difference,” Perry said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    On “Meet the Press,” Perry said the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the border could have been avoided if the Obama administration had heeded his warnings about the developing new influx back in May 2012.

    “I gave the President a head’s up on what was happening with these unaccompanied children, these alien children who were coming in on the tops of trains,” Perry told “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer. “And we laid out exactly what we felt was going to happen if we didn’t address that, and now we’re seeing that become reality with literally tens of thousands of these young children, making this long, arduous, very dangerous trip, being separated from their parents, and it could have been stopped years ago, had the administration listened, had the administration been focused on the border with Texas.”  Find out what else Gov. Perry said here.

  • Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty July 10, 2014

    ne of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans.

    The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take. As Steven Camarota asked in a recent column, why double immigration when so many people already aren’t working?  Read the rest of A. J. Delgado’s article here.

  • On The Wells Report Required Reading List July 4, 2014

    Happy 4th of July!  Hope you are having fun cooking out, swimming, batting the volleyball around while enjoying the freedoms of this great country.  Jon-David’s vast collection of books would make a library system salivate all over their card catalog.  And while we here at The Wells Report take pride in making Librarians salivate, we really swell with pride when we see Old Glory flying high!  There is no other day like today.  Check out Jane Hampton Cook’s latest work:

    America’s Star-Spangled Story – Celebrating 200 years of the National Anthem