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The Global Lane - October 5, 2018

Ransom unpaid, kidnapped Nigerian Christian may lose her life; What new U.S. trade deal with Canada & Mexico means; Minority communities and police injustice; Congressional confrontations & violence. Leftists gone wild. Read Transcript

- Today from the GlobalLane, ransom unpaid.

This kidnapped Nigerian Christian

refuses to renounce her faith.

It may cost Leah her life.

Promise kept.

NAFTA is dead and a new trade deal

with Mexico and Canadais ready for approval,

what it means for Americans.

Tensions in minoritycommunities against the police,

how to overcome injustice and disrespect.

And leftists gone wild,

what should be done to exposetheir big money backers

and prevent more violence.

And it's all right here, rightnow, from the Global Lane.

Time is running out for Leah Sharibu.

She's the Nigerian Christian schoolgirl

kidnapped by Boko Haram affiliatedterrorists last February.

The 15-year-old hasrefused to convert to Islam

and the Nigerian government paid a ransom

for the Muslim schoolgirlswho were kidnapped with her,

but not for Leah.

She's standing firm in her faith.

It may cost her her life.

In mid-September, her kidnappers said

if a ransom goes unpaid, theywill kill Leah within 30 days.

Well, here with an updatefrom The Hague, Netherlands

is international human rightsattorney Emmanuel Ogebe.

So Emmanuel, first tell uswhat is the latest on Leah?

I understand her parentsmade an impassioned plea

for Nigerian PresidentBuhari to get involved.

- Yes, Gary, that is correct.

As you mentioned, a couple of weeks ago,

the terrorists released a video

they called the message of blood

where they actually shotan international aid worker

who was also a hostageand they killed a nurse

from the Red Cross and they announced

that they would kill Leahas well within a month

if the government didn't respond to them.

So a few days ago, I had the opportunity

to meet Leah's mother again andshe made an impassioned plea

to the government and to theworld to help get Leah back.

- [Gary] Emmanuel, hasthere been any response

from the government up to this point?

- Up to this point, thegovernment hasn't so much

as contacted the family of Leah.

They have not spoken toher father or her mother

since the day that Leah wasabducted several months ago.

So all we hear from thegovernment is from, you know,

the media, that they'redoing the best they can.

But the terrorists have saidthat the Nigerian government

has not contacted them.

And I have been reached bypeople close to the terrorists

and they are saying that weshould ask the government

to do what they asked them to do.

- Emmanuel does this haveanything to do with the fact

that she's a Christian?

I mean, after all, they paid a ransom

to release the Muslimschoolgirls, but not Leah,

so how does that play into this?

- Well, sadly, under the Sharia law,

the testimony of a Christian in a court

is less than the testimony of a Muslim.

- So what do you expect'sgonna happen now then?

- Well, from what I hear,the terrorists have asked

for a higher ransombecause they see the world

paying attention to this 15-year-old.

We don't know whetherfor political reasons

with their upcoming elections

that the government willdecide to pay a ransom for her.

It's unclear.

- [Gary] What can our viewersdo, especially for Leah,

the teen girl threatenedwith death for her faith?

- Yes, well, Leah called out to us

in the proof-of-life video and she said

we should support her family.

And I think that that'swhat we need to do,

support her family, callour congressmen in the US,

and call the United Nations and say

they need to intervene to save the life

of this 15-year-old,heroic, Christian girl.

- Okay, Emmanuel Ogebe,international human rights attorney

from The Hague.

Thanks for the update.

- Thanks Gary.

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- During the 2016 presidential campaign,

Donald Trump pledged that, if elected,

he would do away with NAFTA,

the North American Free Trade Agreement.

He said it was a bad deal,

an agreement that unfairlybenefited Mexico and Canada.

And as promised, PresidentTrump has renegotiated NAFTA

and he says the deal was reached

because of his threatened tariffs.

He says it's good for allworkers in all three countries,

but he has his doubts aboutgaining congressional approval.

- It's the single greatestagreement ever signed.

They'll say well, youknow, Trump likes it,

therefore, we're not going to approve it

'cause that would begood for the Republicans.

- Joining us with more

is former Commerce DepartmentDirector, Chris Garcia.

Chris, what do you think?

Why should Democrats and all Americans

get behind this new dealwith Canada and Mexico?

- Well, because allyou've got to do, Gary,

is take a look at the facts.

This is a great deal and everybody wins.

There's something in this for everyone.

You've got autoworkers that win

because more manufacturingof autos and automobile parts

are gonna be made in North America,

in the United States.

Previously under NAFTA, it was 62.5%

that was required to bemade in the United States.

That has increased to 75%.

You also have high wage labor.

30% of all automobile partsand automobiles together

have to be made with $16an hour labor or more.

You have environmental protections.

You have better standards for e-commerce,

more IP protection.

You've got more abilityfor workers to organize

and unionize, especiallyfor those in Mexico.

So it's really hard foranybody, Republican or Democrat,

to not be in favor of this deal.

It's a huge win.

- [Gary] And especially,also for farmers, right,

because of the dairy tariffs from Canada.

So let's break it down Chris.

What will it mean forthe average American,

not just the workers inmanufacturing or the farmers,

but just each and every one of us?

- Sure, so we have moreoperation now with our allies,

north and south of the border.

So what does that mean?

That means more freemarket and more free trade.

This is more reciprocal trade.

Again, the Presidentwanted to have zero tariffs

to zero non-tariff barriersand zero subsidies,

and ultimately, what thatdoes is it actually increases

the quality of productswhen you have more choice,

and it drives down the priceof those consumer products,

and so that's good for everybody.

Everyday Americans can behappy, not just with this deal,

but because of the entirestrategy President Trump is taking

by getting this deal done with our allies

north and south of the border,

we can now to do an about-face to China

and focus on China'sreal outright IP theft,

their forced technology transfers.

And this is really asystemic reorientation

of the supply chain fromChina back to North America,

and that will be good forall everyday Americans.

- I want to talk to youmore about China and the EU

and the effect on that in a moment,

but remember 25 years ago,

many Americans were led to believe

that NAFTA was good for our country,

but the President said it was a bad deal.

So what was so bad about it before?

- Yes, so basically, this North American

Free Trade Agreement that was struck,

negotiated by President Clinton,

signed into law by President Bush,

this was done beforethe age of the internet,

this was done in a way tocooperate with our allies

north and south of theborder, Canada and Mexico.

And so what that does is thatit does open up cheaper labor.

It opens up a different supply chain.

It allows us to be more competitive.

But what that does isit ships jobs overseas

by allowing cheaper laborcompanies to produce products

at a lower cost.

So it's good for consumers,

but the problem is that at what cost?

If you don't have a job,

if your community has been hollowed out

and all these jobs have shippedoverseas, a lot of people

can't provide for theirfamilies anymore, frankly.

So that's what was so bad about NAFTA

and why it needed tobe updated, modernized.

And then President Trump'sopinion, and as he's shown

as being successful, isthe entire scrapping of it

and issuing and signing a new deal.

And this is why we needcongressional support for it.

- Chris, I'm from Michiganand I saw it all too well.

Even though I haven'tlived there for a while,

when I'd go back andvisit, factories shut down,

jobs sent to Mexico and overseas,

so no wonder the Presidentwon the vote in Michigan

and other of those Rust Belt states.

Now, after this deal was announced,

the stock market soaredto a new record high,

so how might the deal helpreach other agreements,

let's say with the EU,

and as you mentioned earlier, with China?

- Yeah, so this is very positive news.

The markets have reacted very positively.

The European Union and Japan

have already spoken with the United States

and they've said that we are going to be

very supportive of you and we'll back you

in your approach totackling China's IP theft,

their forced technology transfer.

And it's important to understand

that China really has been a bad actor.

Ever since we let themin to the WTO in 2001,

they have cheated, they'velied, they've ripped us off,

they've manipulated their currencies,

they've dumped theirsteel and aluminum prices

by subsidizing it from the government,

making American steeland aluminum producers

not as competitive, andthat puts American workers

out of work, so this is areal systematic problem.

China has been ripping offthe global world trade order

in just the last two decades.

And so now we have the upperhand, the economy is prospering

because of PresidentTrump's pro-growth policies.

We now have our allies northand south of the border

on our side and we've got theEuropean Union backing us,

we've got Japan backing us,we've got Korea backing us.

So now, China's gonna be ina very difficult position

if they have all ofthese allies asking them,

and frankly demanding, thatthey cut out these practices,

cut out the cheating,

we're in a very strong position

to make them come back to the table

and make some concessions.

- Okay.

Good things ahead.

Chris Garcia, internationalbusiness and economics analyst,

former Commerce Department Director.

Thanks for your insights.

- Great to see you, Gary.

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- Several years ago, it was theBlack Lives Matter movement.

More recently, the NFL take a knee.

African Americans andothers are speaking out

against police brutality and injustice.

What effect have these leftist movements

had on American society?

Have they helped improve racerelations or made them worse?

How will all this play out inthe upcoming midterm election?

Well, Ken Blackwell of theFamily Research Council

joins us with more now.

Ken, you've written about Michael Brown

and his fatal shooting by Ferguson police,

also the Black Lives Matter movement,

so more than four years later,

does this movement have any relevancy,

where has it gone, has itbeen based on untruths?

- Well look, one of thefour most important things

in city life and community life is safety.

The men and women whoare on our police forces

are at the point of whereneighbors and citizens

find themselves in danger.

In many instances, therehave to be decisions made

that are life and death decisions

and 99% of the time, policeofficers get it right.

1% of the time they might get it wrong

and we have systems and processes in place

to take a take a look atthose and to make sure

that mistakes are called out,

and where there has been brutality,

it is in fact addressed.

Policing is of utmost importance.

It is not the time tounfairly rabble-rouse

and create anxiety.

And that's what some ofthese leftist leaning groups,

Antifa, Black Lives Matters,

they're for disruption,they're for division

and subtraction, notmultiplication and addition,

which is such needed in human relations

in our communities.

- Ken, do they have alegitimate complaint though?

Don't people of colorface more mistreatment

and injustice from policeand the legal system

than white Americans?

- Look, the fact of the matter is

is that there's adisproportionate percentage

of blacks and latinos and people of color

who have interactionswith police departments.

And in terms of rawnumbers, that is not true,

but in terms of percentages,that shouldn't surprise anyone.

What should disturb people,

and the way that we look at this,

is if in fact, first,this in acts of brutality

or bad judgment that's swept under the rug

and sidestepped, or if in fact you take

split-second decisions,life or death decisions,

where folks did things by procedure

and there was an unfortunate death

caused by that action.

You can't condemn folksfor doing their jobs

and protecting folks.

And so as as it relates tomaking sure that justice is done,

we have to make sure thatthere's sufficient oversight,

that we're using all technology

so that we actually canmake a judgment call

after the fact, andmany of these instances,

split-second decisions have to be made

by human beings, who are trained,

but human beings nonetheless,

that are in fact life-death decisions.

- Back to the movements themselves,

Black Lives Matter, NFLtake a knee movement,

how have they affected minority attitudes

against the police?

- Well, I think what they have done

is that they haveexacerbated bad relations

between the community.

It's not as if local electedofficials, civic groups,

don't take action when action is needed.

Many times, these outside groups

come in just to create division and strife

and disrupt civic life in communities

that don't need disruption.

So there are many ways thatthe leading of public figures

that happen to play football or baseball

who see an injusticefor them to speak out.

I don't think that it is appropriate

or the most effective way for those folks

to take a demonstrativeact against our flag,

our pledge of allegiance,the pledge to the flag,

the national anthem.

These things are in place to engender

a cohesive, cooperative action as a nation

and these things speak to our common bond,

a flash in the face of common sense

for these acts to beplayed out in these arenas

and in the name of of seeking justice.

It just causes strife and indifference.

- Ken, I think you, likeme and most Americans,

have seen shows like Cops and now Live PD

and one thing that strikesme with these shows

is there seems to be a lack of respect

for the authority of the police.

Now I know there's an importance

of having a strong male rolemodel in the child's life.

66% of African American kids

live in single family households,

many of them without a father present.

So how does having afather figure in a family

affect a child's abilityto respect authority,

learn respect anddiscipline and obedience?

Most acts of crime committedby black perpetrators

are against black people.

That's one thing to keep in mind.

Two, cities don't have enough money

to put a police officer on every corner

and so there are two thingsthat have to be in place.

One, individual responsibility,

and two, respect for authority.

When you don't have respect for authority,

when you have no sense ofindividual responsibility,

you leave yourself openand the communities,

they leave themselves opento this sort of racial strife

and this sort of actingout against authority

or those who are in authority.

- [Gary] So how do wemake progress here, Ken?

How can the police be more sensitive,

but at the same time, gain more respect

in minority communities?

- Well, one of the things that I know

from being a mayor of acity, a city councilmember,

a community leader, afather, and a churchgoer,

what we need is morecommunity-based policing

because familiarityactually breeds respect.

That is all about relationships.

- Finally, I've got to ask you

how you expect these attitudes to play out

in the upcoming midterm election.

After all, PresidentTrump always talks about

how his policies have led to record low

unemployment rates forAmerican minorities,

so how's this gonna play out?

- Well, I can tell you, as a mayor,

I was always concernedabout, first and foremost,

about safe neighborhoods.

The fact of the matter is thatI don't care what community

you go in, people areconcerned about their safety

and the safety of their children.

And so, we make a mistake if we think

that the disrespect for police officers

is a blanket disrespect in theAfrican American community.

Many, many police officersin these communities

are Hispanic and AfricanAmerican, people of color,

and as a consequenceof that, I don't think

that those who aretrying to blow the winds

of disrespect and rancorare going to carry today.

I actually think the President

and those folks who are for law and order,

for economic growth and job creation,

for work and the dignitythat comes from work

will carry today.

- Okay, we'll see how it all plays out.

Ken Blackwell, SeniorFellow for Human Rights

and Constitutional Governance at the FRC.

Thank you for joining us Ken.

- Good to be with you, sir.

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Did you know there are morethan 148 million orphans

in the world today?

148 million.

But it was three little girls

that taught me aboutthe plight of orphans.

My husband and I spent nearly a month

immersed in the daily activitiesof the Ukrainian orphanage

as we waited to adopt three sisters.

I saw firsthand the utterloneliness, the pain of rejection,

and the overwhelming desire to be loved.

That experience changedme forever, and out of it

grew a ministry from my heartcalled Orphan's Promise.

Today we're helping orphansand vulnerable children

in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Thousands of childrenare now in safe homes,

they're being educated, andthey're learning life skills.

I'm asking you to join with me

and become family to these children.

Will you call the numberon your screen right now?

Because every child deservesa chance to be happy.

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- The American left is gettingdangerously out of control.

Watch as some pro-cannabis activists

recently tried to force their way

into the office of Marylandcongressman Andy Harris.

- [Protestor] Can we talk to you?

- [Protestor] Excuse me, Andy.

(door slams)- Wow.

- Wow!- Why is he keeping

the door closed?

- Now, watch these women

from the Center for Popular Democracy.

It's a group funded by leftistbillionaire, George Soros.

They made a pre-planned confrontation

with Senator Jeff Flake.

It happened at a Senate elevator

just before Flake demandedan FBI investigation.

It's part of a deal tosend the Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court confirmationto the full Senate.

- [Protestor] Look at mewhen I'm talking to you!

You're telling me that myassault doesn't matter.

- So what are these leftists really after?

The DC's Stephanie Hamill recently talked

with Antifa protestersat a rally in Washington.

Listen to this.

- [Leader] Five, six, seven, eight.

- [Protesters] America was never great.

- [Protestor] I thinkwe need something new,

something different.

If that's socialism, it is,

if it's anarchism it's something.

- Like I make barely $9 an hour

and I can't support myself on that.

I live with my parents.

- Let's see.

You make only $9 an hour andyou live with your parents?

Maybe you should spend lesstime going to protests.

How about getting a secondjob or even going to school

to get a better education?

Too many young adults arelooking to their parents

or the government to take care of them.

Whatever happened to a littleingenuity and hard work?

Leftists are really getting out of hand.

Sometimes their angerspills over into violence.

Remember the smashing ofwindows in Washington DC

during Trump's inaugural?

And now some members of Congressare receiving death threats

because of their political views.

How can we forget theCongressional baseball shooting?

Just ask Congressman SteveScalise about that one.

These are not just random acts.

Often what appears to be aspontaneous act of protest

is actually a well thoughtout act of defiance

funded by left-wing, anti-capitalist,anti-American groups.

Now I'm not calling fora return to McCarthyism,

but maybe we need a Congressional

or Justice Department investigation

into who is actuallyfunding and organizing

some of these protests and movements.

Let's lift the veil.

Americans deserve full disclosure.

And while you're at it, maybewe should also investigate

the backgrounds of somemembers of Congress.

Maybe we should dig back 30,40 years into their past,

give them a show trial just like they did

with Brett Kavanaugh.

That may be the only wayto truly drain the swamp.

Well, that's it from theGlobal Lane this week.

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