Watch the Impeachment shoe of Marie Yovanovitch fall.

Following the failure of the two witnesses on Day One of the Schiff Impeachment Star Chamber to land a blow on the US President, the “star” performer on Day Two promises to be the Obama-appointed US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

Yovanovitch was an enabler of the DNC’s attempts in Kiev to access Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on candidate Trump prior to the 2016 election. They ended up with zero dirt of Trump but moved to target anyone in Trump’s inner campaign circle.

Yovanovitch also protected George Soros’s meddling in the Ukraine via his faux “anti-corruption” NGO, Anti-Corruption Action Center.  A Soros representative told John Solomon that the anti-corruption group was a Trojan Horse in advance of Soros’s intention to invest a billion dollars in the Ukraine.

George Kent, the bow-tied witness on Day One of the Hearing, actually signed a letter to Yuriy Stolyarchuk, the Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General, dated April 4, 2016, in which he spoke about the financial assistance for joint US projects with the Prosecutor General’s office more than hinted for them to lay off their investigation into Soros’s NGO.

“The investigation into the actions of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, based on the assistance they have received from us, is similarly misplaced.”  Get the hint?

As John Solomon of The Hill exposed. Yovanovitch gave a speech on March 5, 2019, in which she called for Ukraine’s special anticorruption prosecutor to be removed, and the Ukrainian media went wild that a US official was interfering in their internal affairs. Under Secretary of State, David Hale, got peppered with questions whether her actions and statements violated international code of behavior under the Geneva Convention.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was alerted to Yovanovitch’s anti-Trump statements by a senior Congress member. It was echoed by Republican lawmaker.

In mid-March, 2016, the new Ukraine Chief Prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, told John Solomon, that in his first meeting with Ambassador Yovanovitch, she gave him the names of several Ukrainians she did not want investigated and prosecuted!  This was a very strange request for a foreign ambassador to ask of a host country.

John Solomon received confirmation from a Ukrainian official who confirmed that,

“at least some of the names are those that US Embassy Kiev raised with the General Prosecutor because we were concerned about retribution and unfair treatment of Ukrainians viewed as favorable to the United States.”

In other words, the State Department was confirming that its own embassy under Yovanovitch had engaged in pressure on Ukrainian prosecutors to drop certain cases and investigations, as the new prosecutor was admitting.

This ties in with the letter signed by George Kent, the Democrats prime witness, that demanded the Ukrainian prosecutor drop the case against Soros’s NGO.

The bow-tied Kent had also demanded that the Ukrainian prosecutor drop investigations into Sergey Leschenko, a Ukrainian parliamentarian, and Artem Sytnyk, a senior law-enforcement official, who had assisted the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 US elections by divulging information about a former Trump campaign figure, Paul Manafort.

When pressed by the New York Times, Ukrainian prosecutor Lutsenko stood by his statement that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch did provide him with names of individuals and groups she did not want investigating.

One final point. The writer has been told that Marie Yovanovitch denied a US entry visa to prosecutor Lutsenko to visit with the US Department of Justice to provide them with documents and information on this issue. I am still waiting for verification and confirmation on this point. I hope it will be brought up during her Impeachment cross examination by Republican lawmakers.

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Leaked Memo From Top US Diplomat in Syria – What Could the US Have Done?

As so often, the New York Times headline writers have done their best to obscure the underlying story.

William Roebuck, the senior U.S. diplomat on the ground in northeast Syria since 2018, has written a well thought-out, honest, and forward-looking appraisal of the damage done to U.S. interests and to regional security by Turkey in a confidential memo to his bosses at the State Department, which of course was immediately leaked to the Times.

This is no “gotcha” memo; nor does it blast the President for betraying the Kurds, as the media and Congressional narrative would have you believe. Instead, he looks at whether we actually could have deterred the Turks from invading northern Syria. “It’s a tough call,” he writes, “and the answer is probably not, given our small footprint, Turkey’s NATO get-out-of-jail-free card,” and Turkey’s determination to quash the Kurds.

Roebuck makes many of the same points I have made in several columns over the past six weeks (herehere, and here):

  • Turkey has totally misrepresenting the “terror” threat from Northern Syria (Rojava), when in fact there has not been a single terror attack inside Turkey launched from areas under control of the Syrian Kurds, or YPG.
  • The United States never promised the Kurds we would help them to establish a sovereign state.
  • YPG military leaders continue to cooperate with the United States and value their relationship to the United States.
  • The Kurds had made significant progress at establishing local governing councils that, while not perfect, show an aspiration toward fair and representative government that should be nurtured.
  • S. “ally” Turkey is more allied with ISIS than with NATO. Erdogan should be named and shamed for this campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Kurds and Assyrian Christians of Northern Syria.

My only beef with Roebuck— and I fully understand his position as the guy on the ground— is that he exaggerates our ability to have deterred the Turks. He argues that if we had positioned a handful of U.S. troops as a buffer between Turkey and the Kurds, Erdogan would have backed off, not wanting to kill U.S. soldiers. But Erdogan has told us repeatedly that is exactly what he intends to do. He said as much the first time he crossed the border in January 2018 when he warned: “Don’t get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences.” In other words, get out of the way, or you die.

We believed him then. And my guess is, the military knew enough to believe him now.

Far from blasting President Trump for Turkey’s thuggish, genocidal behavior, Roebuck argues that we use muscular diplomacy to make Turkey “pay the price” for all bad things that go down in this part of the region from now on.

That’s pretty sound advice. Let’s see how the President plays it when he meets with Erdogan at the White House on November 13.

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Capitol Building To Be Decorated As Giant Circus Tent For Duration Of Impeachment Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In honor of the impeachment hearings beginning this week, the Capitol Building has been decorated to look like a giant circus tent.

As soon as congressional maintenance staff heard that the impeachment hearings were going to begin, they went into storage and got out “the Big Top,” also used during the Kavanaugh hearings last year.

“We keep the Big Top on hand for certain situations,” said one staff member. “Usually these big inquisition-style trials, that kind of thing. They’re great entertainment. And the kids love the monkeys.”

Congressional vendors will be selling peanuts, popcorn, programs, and those big foam fingers to enhance viewers’ experience.

Rep. Adam Schiff was furious with the changes, saying they make a mockery out of a serious show trial.

“These are serious proceedings, and we will not have them mocked!” Schiff cried, wearing a clown nose, riding an elephant, and juggling fourteen flaming bowling pins. “The American public needs to know how super serious we are about this.”

“And now for my last stunt, I will create evidence for impeachment out of thin air!”


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Mayor Beth Van Duyne: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

As an open seat, following Kenny Marchant’s retirement announcement, the race for Texas’ 24th District is regarded by national pundits as quite competitive. Texas District 24 has traditionally been solid Republican territory, but Democrats are doing their best to turn it blue. Because of multiple Republican retirements, Nancy Pelosi dreams of expanding her House majority in 2020.  She will not be able to fool the residents of Texas District 24. They still remember how, as a popular and effective Mayor, Beth Van Duyne made the City of Irving an economic powerhouse, one of the safest cities and one of the best places to live in America.

Beth Van Duyne, served as Irving’s mayor from 2011-2017 and then in May 2017 she joined the Trump Administration to become the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Southwest regional office in Fort Worth. In August 2019, she decided it was time to serve her district in a different capacity. On her Facebook page, she said:

“My name is Beth Van Duyne and I’m running for Congress because I know the people of the 24th District deserve to have a strong, principled voice in Congress.”

Before Van Duyne can get to the general election, she must beat her Republican Primary challengers on March 3, 2020. Primaries can be just as tough as general elections. But the residents of her district, like in the past, should remain steadfast and stand fully behind Beth Van Duyne, a solid constitutional conservative, and support her through both the primary and general election.

In an interview with Jimmy Atkinson, she explained her role as a Mayor of the City of Irving as well as HUD’s prospect:

“I was on the City Council for six years and then Mayor for six years. I just had a passion. I was a homeowner and a Mom and I just had a passion for working within my city and I saw a need for strong representatives and I threw my hat in the ring. We have a very diverse city, are one of the top hundred largest cities in the country with a population of about 250,000 and are home of six Fortune 500 company headquarters.”

Under Van Duyne’s leadership, Irving blossomed into an economic powerhouse and the City passed a balanced budget, increased property values, and delivered AAA ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s during one of the weakest economic periods in America’s history.

Van Duyne worked diligently to bring her city back from the days of escalating debt, wasteful spending, and backroom deals. She delivered outstanding growth that brought 10,000 new jobs to Irving, voted against tax rate increases, and led Irving to its highest construction rates in twenty-eight years at that time. This was a success borne of determination to do what is right for the people of Irving and to bring about a more secure future for the city. For her hard work and great vision, she earned the support of the residents and businesses of Irving.

An overview of her perseverance as Mayor of Irving

Throughout her tenure as the Mayor of Irving, Van Duyne fought to build a positive economic environment that provided an opportunity to make the kind of structural changes necessary to usher in decades of future growth. Van Duyne said, “in order to succeed, we must make certain our foundation is solid. Focus on the fundamentals, ensure our citizens are well-served and well-respected, and set the stage for future opportunities – these are the three principles that should guide us through the budget process.”

Focus on the fundamentals

It is no secret that even as the city was growing and empowered with additional revenue, it was also experiencing increased costs and continued to deal with legacy debt from past projects that went awry. Due, in part, to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more than $700,000 in healthcare costs had been added to the overall budget. Energy and pension costs also increased.

Yet, even with those increased costs, they were in a position to ensure they could prioritize the fundamentals necessary to protect the neighborhoods, improve the infrastructure, and serve the citizens of Irving. To that end, she supported a budget that reflected a commitment to:

  • Public safety by funding police, fire, and code enforcement personnel necessary to protect neighborhoods and keep families safe.
  • Developing new infrastructure by investing in roads, water, sewers, and other basic infrastructure that had not received the needed attention to accommodate Irving’s increasing population;
  • First-class city services by focusing on city personnel who were the front lines to help citizens, small businesses, and tax payers who enable further opportunities for Irving;
  • Responsive governance by ensuring citizens are better informed and can more easily provide feedback, concerns, and guidance to elected officials so officials were accurately and effectively meeting their needs.

Setting the stage for growth and opportunity

At the time, no other state in the nation was experiencing the strength and diversity of growth that Texas has benefited from during the past six years.  While the recession did some damage, Texas led the way in recovering and continued to lead the way in 2014.

Irving was well positioned to make the most of this growth by creating new opportunities for families to move there, businesses to re-locate there, and innovation to take root. Van Duyne was able to prioritize this growth and spur it forward by investing in key areas, including:

  • Single-family homes to bring the next generation of Irving families;
  • A revitalized Heritage District that both recognized the past while embracing new opportunities to entice technology start-up businesses;
  • An enhanced urban center that capitalized on investments the City had already made to attract new residents and create new job opportunities.

Because of her hard work, strong principles and effective leadership, Beth Van Duyne, helped lead her community to become one of the fastest growing, best performing, safest, and best places to live all while having the most diverse zip code in the country.

Now, Beth Van Duyne, a champion of freedom, fights for a spot in the US Congress. It is morally our duty and responsibility to reciprocate and send her to Washington.

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A Reader Asks: What Should We be Doing Now? Answer: Re-Elect Donald Trump in 2020!

Please give me specifics, she asked.

I’ve been noticing an increase in the number of readers who want more information on how they can actually fight back against a tide of, for lack of a better description, progressive political activity including election victories by the Open Borders Left intent on changing America by changing the people.

First and foremost remember they have been working away at their progressive agenda for years, for decades!  Community organizing is in their DNA!

They get up every day—day in, day out—planning their transformation of America into what they think will be a socialist/communist nirvana once they get enough people on their side.

Finding those people includes importing them legally or illegally in whatever way they can.

Conversely, you have been getting up every day going to work, spending time with the kids and grand kids, doing your duties and generally enjoying life.

We have a lot of catching up to do!

So here we sit in November 2019 and your most important goal, above all other goals, is to keep Donald J. Trump in the White House for four more years.  

I know, I know, he is an imperfect man, but he is all we have and you have only eleven months remaining to stop America’s slide into socialism!

Why do you think the impeachment hearings are on in the House of Representatives—the Leftists know that the only thing standing between them and their ultimate goal of a socialist country is a President Trump!

Therefore, if you have formed, or are planning to form a local citizens group, or re-energizing a local Tea Party group, anything and everything you can do to support the President is your top priority now.

If he wins in 2020, we get four more years of peace and prosperity, not to mention four more years to put some of our reforms in place (like dumping or reforming the US Refugee Admissions Program!).

If he loses, we are finished and I mean that!

Re-elect Trump!

I’m no expert, but here are some of the things I think you need to be doing in addition to re-electing the President:

Your next priority is to defeat the progressives who are running your local governments.

I know that is a tall order, but I’m telling you, mayors, city councils, state legislators, those are the offices the socialist Democrats are working to control.

You need to find good people to run against them.

Even if you can’t win yet, people who think like you must run in order to get your message out. Your local Leftwing media will be forced to report your ideas if candidates are presenting them.

And, if yours is a contested Congressional District, get involved and work to defeat the Democrat. You can see the damage being done to the country under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi.

Knowledge is power!  So you must have your facts!

Of course you need to know about myriad issues, but it is my view that the most important issue of all time is immigration because once they change the people, there is no going back.

If I were running a local citizens group I would have a couple of people assigned to learning about all of the programs that admit immigrants and refugees to America—the refugee program that I write about all the time, Temporary Protected Status, DACA, the insane Diversity Visa Lottery.

Those experts can then share with your group what they learn which includes investigating those programs in your own state.  Find out who the players are on the Left and in your state government and when the time is right expose them.

As part of investigating, especially as it relates to the refugee program, you must find and infiltrate your local interfaith groups.  They are the primary promoters of the refugee program.

A reader told me that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service’s new CEO was speaking next month to a local Interfaith group and what that says to me is that they are getting ready for a new push into new communities as they anticipate a post-Trump White House.

Frankly, you are going to have to designate someone (with acting skills!) to infiltrate their groups.

All of your research is important to educate your fellow citizens, but will be especially useful in the four more years you will be buying by getting Donald Trump back in the White House.

Bring in speakers!

(LOL! I am not talking about me, I’m not good at it!)

Bite the bullet and find the funds to bring in people knowledgeable about immigration issues, about socialism/communism, about Islamic fundamentalism, and about how to community organize!

Unfortunately the Left is rolling in money and they use it to spread their propaganda. It annoys me that conservatives are often so cheap and don’t spring for national level speakers to educate and energize local grassroots groups.

Send me an e-mail and I will name some national level educators for your group, but be prepared to pay them for their time and for the knowledge they have worked hard to acquire!

But, don’t let this happen:  A knowledgeable speaker comes in, attendees shake their heads about what they are learning, saying to themselves—‘it is awful’—and go away and do nothing!  Provide specific goals for the audience to follow before they leave the room!

There is nothing worse than for a handful of group organizers to hold meetings, do all the work, and everyone else walks away after the meeting and says ‘see you next month.’  (Tick-tock and then there is one less month until the 2020 elections!)

Give out assignments! And, you must meet more than once a month!

Network, network, network!

It is not enough to be simply a news junky who spends your day reading the news on the net (tweeting!) and feeling superior because you know more than your friends.

You absolutely must network with other like-minded groups and individuals in your state even if you have to hold your nose because you don’t like so-and-so who is involved with that group.  Get over it!  The stakes are too high for you to let petty differences hinder your work—the work to get Trump reelected in less than 12 months.

But, that said, I am not a fan of creating one large group.  It is too easy to take down. Create and encourage many small groups. It will confuse the opposition!  By the way, it is one of their tactics.  They don’t have that many activists, they just make it look like they do by spawning ever-more groups.

If you are sitting alone at your computer screen and reading this, find two more people and form a group, give it a name and get to work!

Communicate

You’ve done all that, you’ve gathered your facts, you have people planning to run for local offices, how do you get your message out?

That is a problem as the Left now controls most local newspapers (they have been working at that for more than a decade while you led your life).  If you plan events, demonstrations, conferences, they might publish your news.

And, occasionally they publish letters-to-the-editor, but don’t rely on your local paper to carry your message.

Find social media experts in your group and use any and all forms you can find.

I’m a big fan of setting up a blog or website to spread the message to your members and to gain new members in your community.  However, after my experience of RRW being silenced for a few months, I know it isn’t as easy any longer to set up blogs.

The advantage of a website or blog is that you can archive everything your team of investigators is learning.

I know you might be saying, but then the other side will know about us.  Yes, they will, but the downside of not publicizing your work is that you won’t find more people to join you!

If you are interested, send me an e-mail and I’ll send you the name of a professional who can help you get a site up.  But, again be prepared to spend a little money!

And, even if they might not publish your letters-to-the-editor, assign some people in your group to write them anyway.  If you are responding to the news or another opinion piece they have already published, you might get your letter in print.

This is getting too long, sorry!

Just remember!

Even as we gripe that the President isn’t doing this, or that, or LOL! saying things you wish he wouldn’t, he is all that is standing between us and a new America, filled with new Americans marching down the path toward a socialist/communist future for our once great country—a future that might only be 11 months away!

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What I Have Learned About The Democrats

I have been active in politics for nearly 48 years now as a Republican and have witnessed many changes to the party over the years. I have campaigned for candidates, served on political board of directors, served as a correspondent at political events, and have written about politics for well over a decade. As a political pundit, I am pleased to have correctly predicted the outcome of the 2016 and 2018 elections, and No, I certainly didn’t do it by studying the polls (which are useless).

I have also watched as the Democrats have shifted from moderate positions to the far left. When I write about the Democrats I can always expect some visceral rebuttal. From this, I have learned some of their fundamental characteristics:

1. Democrats do not know how to argue, only attack. This is particularly true in Letters to the Editor or on-line replies. They usually rely on visceral sarcasm and obscene expletives to make their point in a Pavlovian type of response. This reflects their hatred and attempt to discredit the author by assassinating his/her character. Some have been so offensive, I have seen such postings automatically deleted by a publication. My question is, can you not argue without becoming belligerent?

Quite often, the Democrats set down a smoke screen in order to create a diversion and not answer a pointed question. They regularly parrot talking points as prescribed by the media. For example, they accuse President Trump of being a liar, a racist, a homophobic, xenophobic, etc. They have repeated it so often, they treat it as gospel. In reality, there is no evidence to indicate he is any of these things, only conjecture.

In my case, I have also noted Democrats do not read an article in its entirety, resulting in convoluted comments totally unrelated to the subject at hand. Strange.

Democrats honestly think they are smarter than everyone else; as such, they believe they are the only ones who know what is best for the country. Their arrogance is their Achilles’ Heel and explains why they look upon the president’s supporters as “deplorables” who are condemned for their “inferior intellects.” This also contributes to their problem in arguing a point as Democrats believe it is below their dignity to argue with deplorables, only to dismiss them outright.

Democrats tend to see a conspiracy in everything they oppose which is why they insist on political correctness. Again, only their views are considered acceptable. This implies they want control, not compromise.

So, how do you argue with a Democrat? Stick to the facts and your principles. On-line, they do not believe in a fair debate, and rely on vicious discourse instead. As such, do not waste your time arguing with them. Also, in a public setting, do not allow yourself to be baited. The worst thing you can do is to engage in a heated rhubarb and be dragged down to their level where you may say something inappropriate and lose the respect of your audience. It is just not worth it.

2. Democrats understand the power of culture control. Not surprising, they set the trends in fashion, music, entertainment, and news media, anything appealing to the five senses. By doing so, they subliminally influence the perceptions of people as to what should be right and wrong.

Not surprising, they are mindful of the power of symbols which they either embrace or disgrace, such as the Black Lives Matter Flag vs. the Police Thin Blue Line American Flag, desecration of historical symbols, and treatment of patriotic icons, such as the American flag. In my travels with the press corps, it was rather obvious they choose their party over God and country.

Democrats have the luxury of controlling the public narrative, thanks, in large part, to their incestuous relationship with the news media. The morality of the Democrats is not the same as the public’s. This was revealed not long ago by a Gallop Report, all because they are acutely aware of controlling the culture.

The party’s political campaign playbook has long been that prescribed by Saul Alinsky, author of the book, “Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals Paperback.” Alinsky, of course, is the well known Socialist community organizer who greatly affected the political schemes of President Obama, and Secretary Hillary Clinton. In a nutshell, his underlying theme in terms of politics is, “All is fair in love and war.” This includes cheating and deceit in political campaigns.

3. Democrats do not assume responsibility for their actions. This became rather obvious recently with the resignation of Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) after reports surfaced of alleged sexual indiscretions with a congressional staffer and an admission to a relationship with a campaign aide. In her final speech on the House floor, she blamed others for revealing her indiscretions and claimed the role of victim. There was no admission she was at fault, that someone else must be.

4. Democrats believe they can buy votes simply by offering free goods and services. To illustrate, programs such as the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and Free College Tuition, may sound nice to the uninformed, but the country simply cannot afford to implement any of it. These programs appeal to people who want a free lunch which simply doesn’t exist as somebody has to pick up the bill. Somehow the Democrats have forgotten what President Kennedy, of their party, said at his inauguration, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Today, it is just the reverse.

So far the Democrats have been playing with money in the trillions of dollars. Let’s hope they never discover what “quadrillion” means as they would spend it.

Most politicians tell the people what they want to hear. Conversely, President Trump tells the people what they need to hear. There is a difference.

Conclusion

I am certain my old moderate Democrat friends will argue with me on these points, but I would remind them it is a new day in Democrat politics. This is no longer your father’s Democrat party. However, I’ll be interested to read their response to this. Let’s see if they know how to effectively argue.

Keep the Faith!

P.S. – Also do not forget my new books, “How to Run a Nonprofit” and “Tim’s Senior Moments”, both available in Printed and eBook form.

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Robert Spencer: The Palestinian Delusion

Robert Spencer’s new book, The Palestinian Delusion, under the “light of reason” is an invaluable accurate account that ranks as a most worthy scholarly work on the subject by a man of outstanding credentials, impeccable integrity, and unsurpassed qualifications. This meticulously documented and comprehensive book is a treasure for anyone wishing to learn the truth of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict.

Spencer methodically demonstrates time after time that the Jews conclusively, not only have the right to live in their ancestral homeland, but the term “Palestinian” has been invented. “Invented people” may sound disturbing to some who have not taken the time to study historical facts. However, truth is the best weapon against falsehood. Spencer has carefully tied various historical origins with current events that provide facts and understanding about what is happening in our present time.

Spencer states:

“Another familiar theme of pro-Palestinian literature today is that the State of Israel exists on “stolen land”— stolen, of course, from the indigenous people of Palestine. In reality, the land is no more stolen than the Palestinian Arabs are its indigenous inhabitants.”

He continues:

“Nonetheless, the myth has taken hold, and it is now widely taken for granted, in our age that has little historical memory and scant interest in gaining more, that the Palestinians are a genuine nationality and are the indigenous people of the land that Israel illegally occupies.”

As a Persian who grew up with the Jews in Iran, I would like to add to Spencer’s insight of birth and rebirth of the State of Israel. In 539 BC, King Cyrus the Great of Persia liberated Babylon, decreed the freedom the Jews from captivity and enabled them to return to their “Promised Land” to rebuild the Solomon Temple. For his benevolent act, Cyrus the Great in the book of Isaiah 45:1-3, was referred to as “mashiach,” the anointed one or “messiah.” He was undeniably Zionist. Despite the worldwide spread of anti-Semitism, true Iranians have remained friends of the Jews by both belief as well as deeds.

May 14, 1948, is the rebirth of one of the oldest civilizations in history, the State of Israel. Israel with Judaism as its religion has historical continuity spanning more than 3,000 years. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and the oldest to survive into the present day.

In Palestinian Delusion, Spencer gets to the root of anti-Semitism. From Islamic sources to other sources “Anti-Semitism on campus, the virus continues to spread.”  Spencer in this new jewel has illustrated a long conflict that no one has been able to solve or simply come to a peaceful agreement. Palestinian Arabs refuse to compromise. Even after Israelis gave them Gaza (which I disagreed), this did not bring peace to the region. In fact, Hamas terrorists never stopped launching rockets and mortar attacks to Israel from Gaza. That is precisely why the ‘two-state’ solution will never work.

“The two-state solution was born out of the British duplicity regarding the Arabs and Jews in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration had called for the establishment of a “Jewish national home” in Palestine, an ambiguous phrase that may or may not have meant a Jewish state. But then Colonel Bertie Harry Waters-Taylor encouraged the grand mufti al-Husseini to incite the Muslim Arabs to riot in 1920, and helped pave the way by withdrawing British troops and the Jewish police from Jerusalem.”

In this book, Spencer gets into the details of the Camp David Accords. An agreement between Israel and Egypt was signed in 1978, the first such accord between Israel and its Arab neighbor. Forty-two years have passed and no such agreement has ever been signed again.

The situation in the Middle East is very intense and dangerous. The conditions for an all-out war in that region are greater than at any time in recent history.

In short, Robert Spencer has indeed put together a highly educational book about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian that is easy to read and understand. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding the root and the foundation of this conflict, a conflict that has lasted so long, generated so many global headlines, and created so much controversy surrounding Israeli-Palestinian relations.

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Revolutionary War Silhouettes Cause Freakout

The English poet Steve Turner once observed, “History repeats itself. It has to. No one is listening.” I think this applies very well to American history.

The average American today is grossly ignorant of our history and we fall prey too often to those cutting us off from that history—for whatever reason. Here is a case in point.

In an obscure display in the state of Washington, liberals are melting down over the presence of flat steel depictions of guns—guns held by silhouettes of Revolutionary War Minute Men.

This display is in Port Angeles, and the centerpiece is a replica of the Liberty Bell. The display is guarded by a fence that has a design which depicts two Revolutionary-era soldiers holding their rifles.

This new display has drawn the ire of the mayor, Sissi Bruch, who objected to a local newspaper,

“I’ve had comments from people saying do we have to do guys with guns when guns are killing our children in schools?”

Cherie Kidd, who serves on the city council, does not agree with the mayor’s request to remove the design. Kidd noted,

“We are a free nation only because of the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom.”

Political correctness is jettisoning our history before our very eyes. Two recent books document this—Erasing History by USA Today writer James Robbins and The War on History by Heritage Foundation writer Jarrett Stepman.

I maintain our history is important to understand because America is a unique phenomenon. To this day, people risk their lives to try and emigrate here. Not because of liberalism, but despite it.

I am writing these words on Veterans Day, a time to remember those who have served this country that we might enjoy our freedoms.

With all due respect, Mayor Bruch is able to serve as mayor because of the hard-won freedom by those who have served in the military.

In the Veterans Day entry in our devotional book Beside Still Waters, Dr. D. James Kennedy and I wrote:

“War is a great evil. It is a tragedy. Every Christian should abhor it and do what he can to prevent it. We are to live at peace with all men as much as lies within us. But there are times when we must fight. So the greatest of Christian theologians and Reformers down through the centuries have believed, and so too believed the Founders of this nation.”

Who exactly were the Minute Men, whose artistic depiction is now causing offense to the politically correct crowd? Minute Men were often deacons of churches, whose pastors would have them march in preparation for potential conflict.

The Minute Men were so labeled because they could be called upon in a minute’s notice to defend their homes.

Oklahoma pastor Dan Fisher is the author of Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment, which deals with Independence-era preachers, who often mobilized the men in their churches to defend their homeland.

We get a taste of this historical reality in the fictional character of a minister that Mel Gibson created in his movie, The Patriot. There were many such patriot preachers in the American Revolution. Because they preached with a black robe, they were derisively called “the black-robed regiment.” The name stuck.

One such patriot pastor was Rev. Jonas Clark, who had trained the men in his church in Lexington to be ready for such an incident.

In the wee hours of the morning of April 19, 1775, when the British regulars were marching on their way from Boston to Concord to seize arms there, they were confronted by armed American laymen in Lexington. These laymen were committed to stand their ground, but not to shoot unless shot upon.

These armed laymen were mostly men from Rev. Clark’s church. The battle that began in Lexington and later Concord that same day was the very beginning of the American Revolution.

Dan Fisher told me in an interview recently regarding Lexington,

“The 77 men who gathered were from all over the area. The way that they worked this, because there were no cell phones, no Internet… they would sound an alarm. Typically, they would ring a bell in the church or the meeting house. And so, all of these men in their training (thus, the title Minuteman) were taught that when you hear the alarm, whatever the agreed upon alarm was, in a minute you’re supposed to report for duty.”

It was because of the sacrifice of men like this that we have our liberty. That includes those who paid what Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion.”

Mayors like the one in this Washington city seem to be are busily cutting us off from our historical roots, and what a rich history it is.

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Hillary Clinton Says She Is Being Urged To Run By Many, Many, Many Voices In Her Head

UK—In an interview with the BBC, Hillary Clinton said she is being urged to run for president in 2020 by “many, many, many” voices in her head.

“I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many voices in my head to think about it,” she said. She went on, elaborating on all the voices that echo inside her head all day long. “There’s Bob—he’s nice. And Carl, he’s a swell guy, very supportive. Then there’s this voice that sounds like Christopher Walken. He’s kind of a jerk sometimes, but even he’s on board with me running again.”

Pressed for a solid figure, she said there’s “at least a few thousand” of these voices that want her to run, and she promised to think about it in order to appease the voices. Clinton also said the voices have told her she’s done a great job as president in her first term and they “can’t wait” to see how much she can accomplish for the country should she be elected a second time.


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Nationalism, National-Socialism, and Soviet Fascism

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within… The traitor is the carrier of the plague. You have unbarred the gates of Rome to him.” Cicero


A similar idea was expressed by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln; and human nature has not changed since Cicero. It is true—the traitor is the carrier of the plague…My beloved America the Beautiful is experiencing that exact plague today that was brought to us by Soviet Fascism…

For over thirty years, I have exposed this plague and warned Americans about it constantly by refraining the phrase: “Knowledge of Russia and its Intelligence is a MUST.” The former AG Jeff Sessions was a victim of the plague, because he did not know Russia, its Intelligence apparatus and recused himself from Russia Probe. Now, as a result, we have a political chaos in America every day for three years. Jeff Sessions Has Big Plans For 2020 running for Senate. I will forgive him on the condition that he will start learning the ideology of Soviet fascism today.

Nationalism and National-Socialism

During last three years President Trump has undergone relentless attacks and several incredible accusations: mentally ill, ignorant, incapable of thinking, Stalin, racist-Hitler, and nationalist. All of those has nothing to do with reality, but… he is a Nationalist. And I want to talk about Nationalism, because I am also a Nationalist.

Nationalism, an ideology based on the premise that the individual’s loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpasses other individual or group interests. Encyclopedia Britannica

I am a nationalist and I know that a family is an initial-origin cell and foundation of any society. Family always seeks peace and tranquility for all its members, a society and nation as a whole have the same desire… Nationalism is a very peaceful, loyal and devoted concept of people who want to have a country with one culture, one language, one nation whose territory has secure borders. Nationalism is an ancient idea in history. Jews have been striving for a nation state since Antiquity, and achieved their goal of establishing the state of Israel only in 1948. Every nation wants to have a national identity, one culture and language on their territory plus strong and secure borders. Nationalism is a very patriotic and peaceful idea, unlike national-socialism, which was born in the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

For your information national-socialism has an abbreviation—Nazi, Nazism. It has the same definition as Fascism. Europe is well familiar with national-socialism; every country in Europe had its own Quisling and Mosley. Europe has given the world three different types of Fascism: Italian fascism with mild application of force, German fascism with Holocaust, gas-chambers, excessive abuse of power by the Gestapo, and the third one Stalinist Soviet Fascism. All three are known to the world as militant, aggressive, and expansionist political forces with a common agenda–to conquer the world. Do you see the differences between nationalism and national-socialism? Yet, there is more…

The most well-known fascist leaders, Mussolini and Hitler, were proud to publicize their fascist ideology, in their speeches and books. You can read Hitler’s “Mein Kam” today. Japan joined Italy and Germany by 1940 and the three had established the “Axis.” Very soon their real agenda to fight Western civilization was revealed. Germany attacked Poland September 1, 1939 and WW II began. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. The entire world was involved in killing, destroying, harming, sabotaging and terminating instead of creating, building, generating and producing. I saw all of that in Russia, Ukraine, and Europe…

The tragedy of the WW II is staggering: Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilians killed) are estimated at 50–56 million people, while there were an additional estimated 19 to 28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine. Total price to defeat the fascist “Axis” cost the world population 70-80 million. The Marshall Plan cost about $13.3 billion at the time, but dollars during the 1950s could purchase much more than today’s dollars. Adjusting for inflation and stated in today’s dollars, the Marshall Plan investment would be equal to $103.4 billion, invested by the United States of America. But … Fascism is alive and well…

Fascism Never Sleeps: Soviet Fascism

As a matter of fact, the Soviet fascism developed under the Iron Curtain is unknown to the world. That is the reason I have been writing about the ideology of Stalinism for the last thirty years. Unlike Hitler and Mussolini, being proud of their ideology, Stalin had masked and covered up the real identity of the Soviet regime—Soviet Fascism. He created a system of Political Correctness to deceive the opposition and the world. Under the term Socialism, Soviet fascism had been disseminated across the world with the application of Political Correctness deceiving and defrauding the people. Do you see now the main difference between Nationalism and national-socialism? We must pay attention to the ideology of Socialism, as an integral part of Fascism!!! Read here Political Correctness and the Socialist Revolution in America, October 31, 2019

There is only one Socialist system in the world practiced in real life—Stalin’s Soviet Socialism. It was an inextricably, intertwined blend of Socialist ideology with the force of punitive agencies—I use the term KGB talking about them. That force, coordinated by the KGB, helped HIS Socialist system to survive for many years, yet Socialism ended in the country where it was born. The collapse of the USSR in 1991 meant the collapse of the Socialist economy, which wasn’t able to produce, but the Police State under the KGB has re-emerged, bringing the KGB operative Vladimir Putin to the presidency of the Russian Federation. Nothing substantial has changed and under Putin’s leadership, the current crop of apparatchiks are flourishing in Russia today. The KGB is still running the country with a crony capitalism instead of failed socialism. Yet, the absence of Socialism opens the door to the Truth—the real name of the ideology is Soviet Fascism…

From the first day of Obama’s presidency the war against the American Republic began to transform our country to a Socialist Administrative State. Obama, the socialist, did not hide his real agenda, openly calling for the transformation, and began fighting the unique political system left to us by our Founding Father. Following Stalin’s model of weaponizing the Intel, Obama appointed as CIA Director a man who voted in the previous election for a Communist candidate—John Brennon. Socialist/Communist’s brain-washing war on America’s mind and soul had started by Socialist-Obama, lying constantly, using Stalinist Political Correctness and his holdovers. The train-engine of the coup against Trump has been moving ahead, combating Western civilization and you, the American people.

I have writing about the Dems’ American Socialist mafia, the carrier of the plague that has come from the KGB. I found plenty of Socialist methods and tricks being implemented in America, especially by America’s Socialist mafia. Schiff’s fabrication is reminiscent of the former head of the KGB in the Soviet Union, Lavrenty Beria’s, famous boast, “You bring me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” You see it in America today. Knowing well the Soviet abusive power of the KGB, I was stunned seeing the same here being exercised by the current Anti-Trump cabal, America’s Socialist mafia. I am using a term KGB meaning the entirety of Russian Intelligence Services.

The Dems were committing crimes and putting the finger of blame on the opposition for the last 3-4 decades. Nothing is left of Truman’s Party, only the title—the Democrat Party, an old shell, used by the America’s Socialist mafia to cover up its actual adherence to the ideology of Soviet fascism a plague brought by the KGB to our land. I have support from a professor of Law. LISTEN: Liberal Democrat Dershowitz Compares Democrats To Russian Secret Police Under Stalin, Blisters CNN, by Hank Berrien, November 11, 2019, DailyWire.com Dershowiz also ripped Democrats, comparing them to the Russian secret police under the murderous Russian dictator Josef Stalin, asserting, “The Democrats are now making up crimes.” He is right, I know Stalinism. Alas, it is here.

What does Rep. Sean Maloney and other Dems members of the Impeachment procedure know about Stalinism and Soviet fascism? They have been deceived and mislead by DNC for decades and now they are led by a Communist, Tom Perez, the Deep State, and “the Squad” –the plague Cicero was talking about…There are some decent Dems, but they are deceived and tricked—they don’t know Russia and its Intelligence apparatus and don’t understand how it is operating here, just like Jeff Sessions did not. Moreover, they don’t know Ukraine and the unthinkable corruption there—Soviet scale corruption…

They had no idea of how wide Stalinism and Soviet Fascism are spread across the globe. If you know Soviet fascism, you know what is going on in Hong Kong. It took Stalin two decades to build a Chinese Communist State with all the attributes of Soviet fascism, schooled by the Russian KGB. Things going on in Stalinist Russia years ago, is being repeated in all countries of “the Axis of Evil” under the Russian umbrella. Listen to this story:

A Christian house church leader told Bitter Winter the Communist Party is “replacing the words of God with human moral standards, secretly distorting the doctrine and eroding the foundations of the Christian faith.”

“This is a truly sinister approach. Only the devil would do such a thing,” the leader said. In China, the government controls churches by requiring them to belong to its Three-Self Patriotic Movement. ‘Truly sinister’: Jesus’ words twisted to promote communism.” ‘Only the devil would do such a thing’ By WND Staff Published November 10, 2019.

I have bad news for Robert Levinson’s family. Iran is a member country of “the Axis of Evil”. I am afraid that it was Russia who dealt with Robert Levinson. That means that experiment with Otto Warmbier in North Korea can be repeated in Levinson’s case, the way it initially was performed on Raoul Wallenberg in Russia. Read my book What is Happening to America? Xlibris, 2012. Soviet fascism is alive and well and never sleeps…

My fellow Americans!

President Donald J Trump presents an existential threat to Soviet Fascism.

Do you realize now what the radical Left armed with the ideology of Soviet Fascism means?

It was the ultimate goal and agenda of Stalin, Andropov and Putin to destroy America from within…

And the Democrat Party of the 21st century is doing just that before the eyes of the world…

Our Founding Fathers are rolling over their graves…

The human nature definitely has not changed since Cicero!

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Why Trump is Black Voters’ Clear Choice in 2020

I am a black Christian, conservative and Republican, renowned as “The Unhyphenated American.”

A rabbi on TV said one of the reasons why Jews have prospered despite being the most persecuted people on the planet is ancient Jewish wisdom says to never view oneself as a victim. This powerful truth hit me like a ton of bricks. From as far back as I can remember, Democrats have deceived blacks by drilling the lie into their heads that they are victims of eternally racist America.

Insidiously, Democrats continue to sell blacks the lie that America is a hellhole of racism in which Republicans and Conservatives are obsessed with conceiving ways to keep blacks down. Consequently, far too many blacks absurdly believe a majority of Americans (Trump voters) are white supremacists and their only hope of keeping them at bay is to continue voting for Democrats.

As a child, I instinctively knew Democrats were scamming blacks. When I was around 9 years old, my parents and 3 younger siblings moved from a leaky roof ghetto to a new 11 story government project in Baltimore. Everything was brand new, kitchen appliances and so on. Extremely excited, we were among the first families in the building of all black residents. Within a short amount of time, that building became a huge ghetto. The elevators were routinely out-of-service due to vandalism. Our apartment was on the 6th floor. Entering the pitch black stairwell to walk up to our apartment was like walking into the shadow of death, as the sound of stepping on broken wine bottles echoed off the concrete walls. I suspect my fellow residents were Democrats. They believed every problem was always the fault of white racism.

At 9 years old, I sarcastically said, “How can we stop mean white people from sneaking into our building at night, breaking light bulbs in the stairwells, peeing, breaking the elevators and smashing wine bottles? Even at that young age, commonsense told me whitey was not responsible for problems we could fix ourselves.

In my mid twenties, I again noticed the devastating negative consequences of Democrats infecting blacks with victim mindsets. I became a born-again Christian. Excited about my new life in Jesus, I began visiting reform schools and prisons sharing how Jesus changed my life. Shockingly, a majority of the inmates were young black men. Many were gifted and talented. Their glaring problem was not white racism, but hopeless victim mindsets instilled into them by Democrats. I repeatedly heard, “Why even try when whitey has systemically stacked the deck against you?”

Blacks today do not know the Democratic party has become the home of socialists, communists, progressives and anti-Americanism. All Democrats care about is furthering their anti-God agenda. The folks they claim to advocate (minorities, women and LGBTQ) are nothing more that useful idiots. Democrats want blacks hating their country. This is why Democrats say all black success is in spite of America’s rabid racism.

Americans are good fair-minded people. This is why white America elected Obama, the first black president, exempting him from the normal vetting process. It is unarguable that white America elected Obama because blacks are only 12% of the population. Hidden by his black skin exterior, Obama was socialists/progressives’ perfect Trojan Horse to further their godless and anti-American agenda. White Americans naively assumed electing a black president would finally end being branded racist. They had no idea that Democrats would exploit Obama’s skin color, using it as a bludgeon to force their agenda down the throats of Americans.

Anyone who dared to speak out against any of Obama’s numerous unconstitutional executive orders was immediately attacked, high-tech beaten and lynched in the public square, an “r” branded on their forehead for being a racist.

My conservative self-reliant, the-world-does-not-owe-me-anything mindset came from my parents. Particularly, my dad, the late Dr Rev Lloyd E Marcus. In 1952, the ban was lifted allowing blacks to take the civil service test. Dad passed the test and became a Baltimore City firefighter. White firefighters at Engine 6 resented Dad and treated him like scum. Dad was assigned separate eating utensils, restroom and sleeping area. He could not even pour himself a cup of coffee from the same coffeepot as the whites. Dad was the young assistant pastor of a Baltimore storefront church.

Whenever the humiliation become too overwhelming, Dad retreated to the storage room to pray and read his Bible. Mean-spirited firefighters named the storage room, “Marcus’ Chapel.” Dad courageously endured because he had a wife and four kids to feed and knew he was a trailblazer.

Rather than wallowing in a victim mindset, Dad chose to represent Jesus by striving to be excellent. Dad won Firefighter of the Year two times, also winning respect and lifelong friendships with white firefighters. He went on to became Baltimore’s first black paramedic and fire department chaplain. Dad competed with whites for Firefighter of the Year without Democrats’ insulting demands that standards be lowered to compensate for his skin color.

I hate that Democrats always send blacks the message that they are victims and inferior to whites, repeatedly demanding lowered standards and special concessions. For example: Democrats say requiring blacks to present a photo ID to vote disenfranchises blacks. This is extremely insulting. In essence, Democrats are saying unlike other Americans, blacks are too stupid to acquire a photo ID which is absurd. You need a photo ID to cash a check, board an airplane and countless other transactions. And yet, far too many blacks view this attack on their intelligence as Democrats advocating for them.

The true evil goal of Democrats is not to empower blacks. They seek to addict blacks to government dependency. Why? Because if the government is paying your bills, government can totally control your life, dictating your behavior. This is why Democrats despise self-reliant extraordinarily successful blacks like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, retired renowned neurosurgeon Dr Ben Carson, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and businessman extraordinaire Herman Cain. The success of these blacks pokes a huge hole in Democrats’ lie that blacks can only succeed in racist America via Democrats’ intervention and lowered standards.

Tragically, blacks have voted monolithic for Democrats for 50 years with nothing to show for it. Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago and every other city controlled by Democrats are hellholes of black misery; black on black homicides, out-of-wedlock births (fatherless households), high incarcerations, genocidal numbers of abortions and school dropouts. And yet, Democrats are still deceiving blacks with their tired old lie that every issue plaguing black Americans is the result of white racism.

My stomach turned upon hearing Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promising that she will end environmental racism. I thought, “Here we go again with another Democrat attempting to fill blacks with more victim nonsense while trashing America, claiming that even the weather in the U.S. victimizes blacks.”

As the rabbi stated, viewing oneself as a victim is not empowering. It weakens you.

President Trump is the best thing for blacks since sliced bread. Under Trump, black unemployment is at an historic low. The record of Trump’s extraordinary business career is filled with examples of advocating and hiring blacks.

For decades, I pleaded with the GOP to make a strong effort to reach out to black voters. The cynical response was, “Why bother? African Americans will always vote for Democrats no matter what we do.” My retort was, “Republicans have a moral duty to counter Democrats’ destructive lies by taking the truth about America’s greatness to black communities.” Trump is the first Republican president in my lifetime to seriously and sincerely court black voters.

Branding Trump a racist is yet another evil Democrat lie to steer blacks away from a Republican who has their best interest at heart, implementing policies beneficial to them.

Unlike the Democratic party, the Republican party does not treat me like a poor inferior child in need of constant government intervention.

Folks, the bottom line is America is the greatest land of opportunity on the plant for all who choose to go for their dreams! This inspiring truth is as repulsive to Democrats as showing Dracula the cross.

As “America The Great” Fights; Trump-Hatred Soars

It’s often said by conservative voices that Trump hatred is not about Trump, it’s about you! (Meaning Trump supporters.) That’s partially true. Trump haters certainly do hate his supporters, too. But it goes much deeper than that.

Trump haters despise an America that sits atop the world economically, militarily and morally — particularly morally. They scoff at the idea of a bright shining city on a hill. And that means that this battle right now, today, is far bigger than Donald Trump, although he is an avatar for it. This battle is about whether America remains America — or the world becomes a leaderless cauldron of tyrannical chaos and misery.

Trump clearly loves and believes in America, quite unlike his predecessor. Leftist Trump-haters despise America the Great and prefer an America the Bleh.

It is why they refuse to say America is an exceptional nation, when by every historic metric it is. Recall that Barack Obama, when asked directly, said that he thought America was exceptional in the same way that the French think France is exceptional and other nationalities think the same about their own countries — i.e. it’s just so much nationalistic cheerleading, but no real truth to it.

Is it any surprise that Obama’s dislike for America, its racists “roots” and its colonizing (an absurd characterization) makes him the most popular leftist figure in a generation? He glibly insulted Americans and American history on a regular basis, traveling the world and apologizing for America, and the left applauded — the same left that hates Trump.

The left continually tears down American history by rewriting it and claiming that America began in Jamestown in 1619 when the first slaves were brought over. Slavery was a disgraceful part of America, but it was eradicated nearly 160 years ago and the last vestiges of legal racial discrimination were erased more than 50 years ago. The driving force of America that began at Plymouth with the freedom-loving Puritans and their desire for individual liberty is ignored or just lied about.

It is why so many leftists, in response to Make America Great Again, angrily say “America never was great.” They pretend to triangulate above the nationalistic, so-called pseudo patriotic impulse in the same way Obama did. But what they really reveal is they don’t particularly like America.

This explains why so much of the mainstream media have sold their souls professionally to take down Trump. He represents an America the Great philosophy that they simply abhor and don’t believe is true. So the New York Times, the single most influential media organ in the country, continues to recreate its newsroom around the next ginned up faux Trump scandal, acting in the precise way that a political opponent would act. Many of their stories are nothing short of campaign ads for Democrats.

It’s why the Washington Post will write extensively about a book by Anonymous, using anonymous sources to anonymously tell the world what a terrible administration Trump is running. Pure fiction as far as any reader or the Post knows. But their professional soul is sold to stop Trump’s…crudity? No, his vision.

Again, sure they hate Trump and they hate his supporters, but they mostly hate what both believe and are striving for: America the Great.

Why was there an instantaneous and self-described Resistance movement against Trump? Because of crude language or adulteries? Please, the left has delighted in introducing more and more crudity into our culture at every level — and they loved JFK, who reportedly brought prostitutes into the White House and had interns perform sex acts on friends. No. Was it Trump’s unorthodox style? That would hardly create a full-scale resistance starting with the million-woman march the day following his inauguration.

No, it was his vision for returning America to greatness and not settling for also-ran status. And it was his promise to clean out the Swamp of Washington, D.C. that drives so much of the American decline.

The Trump haters despise that vision that puts individual freedom over a conceptual collective good; that places solutions in the private sector and not giant government; that values hard work with grimy hands as equal to advanced college degrees; that values faith and family above any government institution or program; that assess common sense as more desirable than gobs of book-learning; that recognizes that America is truly exceptional in the history of all nations.

And most critically, it’s about a muscular pro-Americanism, an Eisenhower-Reagan Americanism where the one exceptional country in history continues its imperfect quest for protecting and extending individual liberty to the oppressed. It’s revealed in the diverging treatments of brutal Communist China and freedom-loving Chinese in Hong Kong.

Trump came into office with an agenda of Make America Great Again, which included a lot of things that American leftists hate. Victor Davis Hanson makes this point in the negative:

“Had Donald Trump in his first month as president declared that he was a centrist Republican —as many suspicious Never Trumpers predicted that he would, true to past form—and promoted cap-and-trade and solar and wind federal subsidies, tabled pipeline construction and abated federal leasing for gas and oil production, stayed in the Iran nuclear deal and Paris Climate Accord, appointed judges in the tradition of John Paul Stevens and David Souter, praised the “responsible” Palestinian leaders, pursued “comprehensive immigration reform” as a euphemism for blanket amnesties, then Trump would be treated largely as a George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush: hated, of course, but not obsessively so.”

He goes on:

“Had Trump kept within the media and cultural sidelines by giving interviews to “60 Minutes,” speaking at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, bringing in a few old Republican hands to run the staff or handle media relations like a David Gergen or Andrew Card, Trump would have been written off as a nice enough dunce.”

VDH is correct. Which goes to the point that it is not really Trump and his crude language and public feuds, nor is it his supporters. It’s his actual agenda of “America the Great.” They don’t believe it and they don’t want it.

This deeper reality makes the stakes of the fight all the larger. This is about more than the 2020 election, about Donald Trump, about the Republican Party, about conservatism. This is about an ascendent America vibrant with freedoms for all and acting as a shining city, or a declining America stagnating in European Union style bureaucratic control untouchable by the people.

Remember, the #resistance is deeply embedded in the State Department, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the CIA and even the White House — where Anonymous supposedly lurks. The permanent bureaucracy that actively works to undermine an elected President is a threat to America and the shining city.

Trump haters don’t really hate Trump and his supporters as much as they hate what Trump and his supporters believe and are fighting for. And that’s why we see everything at Defcon 1.

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Greta Thunberg Mural Equipped With Laser Eyes That Shoot At SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A new mural in downtown San Francisco of Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a surprise for passersby: her eyes are equipped with high-powered lasers designed to seek and destroy carbon-emitting SUVs on the streets below.

“We want the mural to really make a positive impact in the fight against climate change,” a spokesperson told sources. “Greta’s pouty glare is certain to generate guilt and shame in many motorists, but that didn’t seem like enough. By adding the lasers, we can begin taking out the worst offenders in their Hummers and Land Rovers.”

When the lasers were first activated, they immediately targeted the carbon-emitting hydraulic cranes and aerosol paint sprayers used to create the mural. The glitch has since been fixed.

Sources confirm the lasers will be suspended when Al Gore and other climate activist celebrities visit San Francisco and drive through town with their fleet of Suburbans and Escalades.


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AOC And Fellow Radicals: ‘We Are Bringing the Party Home’

Campaigning with aging Communist and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in Iowa over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  dismissed concerns from establishment Democrats that radicals like herself and Sanders are moving the Democrat Party “too far left.” Instead, she claimed they are “bringing the party home.”

“When people try to accuse us of going too far left — we’re not pushing the party left,” Ocasio-Cortez, otherwise known as AOC, told a crowd in Coralville, Iowa. “We are bringing the party home.”

“Are you all ready for a revolution?” she added. “I sure am.” So are her fellow freshmen representatives known as “The Squad”: Ilhan OmarRashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley — extremists all. Not to mention older radicals like Sanders and his competitor Elizabeth Warren.

That’s because the Democrat Party has become the party of rebranded Communism. Their aim is the “fundamental transformation,” as Barack Obama notoriously put it, of the United States, including its economic transformation from capitalism to socialism.


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Decrying Capitalism and America’s Racism & Environmental Policy

While speaking with Senator Bernie Sanders at a November 2019 “Climate Crisis” summit in Iowa, Ocasio-Cortez said:

“The reason we are in this crisis is because oil and gas has been one of the most profitable industries of the modern era and when we talk about fighting money in politics what we’re talking about is fighting big oil. We’re talking about fighting Wall Street. We’re talking about fighting big pharma.” Suggesting that the only way to get “get through this moment” [i.e., the Donald Trump presidency] was to “guarantee” health care to every American.”

She added:

“Here’s the thing, is that we can beat him but we have to vaccinate ourselves against something like this [Trump’s 2016 election victory] ever happening again, and the way we inoculate ourselves … from late-stage hyper capitalistic concentration of wealth among the very, very few is with a labor movement.”

Asserting also that “the way we inoculate ourselves from continuing to burn up our planet … is by honoring indigenous wisdom and allowing it to guide our climate policy,”

Ocasio-Cortez stated:

“The way that we preserve our systems is by transitioning to principles of universality. That means I want you clothed, I want you educated, I want you paid a living wage — no ifs, ands, or buts. And what that also means … is directly, consciously, combating white supremacy in the United States of America.”

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The Whistle-Blower Rule is Wrong

The impeachment inquiry of President Trump has taken center stage in the political campaign of 2020, even to the point of overshadowing press coverage of the Democrat presidential candidates. The inquiry focuses on a statement from an alleged whistle-blower who expressed concern regarding a telephone call the President had with the incoming President of the Ukraine. As of this writing, the whistle-blower’s identity remains anonymous. Frankly, we do not know if this is one person or several as the complaint appears to have been written by a team of lawyers. As a result, the President and his representatives cannot ask questions of his accuser.

I have tried to look at this from both sides, Republican and Democrat, and took the position; what if this was President Obama being impeached and not President Trump? Be it Republican or Democrat, I came to the same conclusions.

The protection of the whistle-blower’s anonymity could easily be construed as in conflict with Amendment 6 of the Constitution (Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions; the “Confrontation Clause”); to wit:

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”

This applies to criminal cases, not civil. I tend to see impeachment as a rather serious situation, after all it is reserved for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It is also something we have considered only a handful of times in our republic’s history, yet we have never removed a president from office.

Frankly, we all know it will not happen as the Senate will inevitably come to the president’s defense and dismiss the charges coming from the House. The question remains, is impeachment a criminal case or civil? In all examples over the years, it has been treated as a heinous crime, which leads me to believe it is criminal and the President is being prohibited from facing his accuser(s).

Our history is littered with stories of whistle-blowers, such as in 2013 Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who ignited the U.S. surveillance program scandal. There are also the whistle-blowers involved with the Benghazi scandal and the IRS intimidation program. Whistle-blowers have actually been with us a long time. In my life, it goes back to Daniel Ellsberg who in 1969 released the “Pentagon Papers” to the “New York Times,” detailing the military activity in Viet Nam under LBJ and Nixon. This, of course, ultimately triggered Watergate.

However, let’s go a little further back in time to 1925 when the Army instigated a court-martial against Colonel Billy Mitchell, an episode which has quickly been forgotten in history, but has an important bearing on the whistle-blowers of today.

Although Mitchell is primarily credited for building Air Power in this country, his military career goes as far back as the Spanish-American War where he served as the youngest Army officer (at age 18). Mitchell’s notoriety though began during “The Great War” (WWI) where, as Major, he became the first American officer to come under fire in the trenches of France. During the war, he earned several decorations and citations. More importantly, it was in France where he developed his fascination and passion for the airplane as a military weapon.

Mitchell understood the potential of the airplane. His superiors did not, and saw it as nothing more than a trivial instrument for observing enemy forces. They laughed at him when he claimed airplanes could sink a ship by dropping bombs on it. At the time, battleships were considered invincible. He finally got an opportunity to prove his claim and sank the German battleship “Ostfriesland” which was to be scuttled following the war. Nonetheless, the military was unimpressed. Following the war, in peacetime, there was an emphasis on shrinking the military. Even though Mitchell begged for money for research and development, he was ignored. He even urged the military to form a separate branch dedicated to an air service, but was denied. Consequently, American Air Power diminished almost to obscurity. The English, French, Italians, even the Germans had far superior airships than the Americans, and Mitchell made sure the newspapers knew about it.

Knowing Mitchell’s image was growing larger in the press, the military sent him on remote assignments in order to eliminate his exposure in the press. In 1924 he was sent to study military defenses in the Pacific. During this time, he visited Japan and witnessed firsthand how the Japanese were embracing Air Power and realized America was far behind their counterparts. Following his tour he produced an extensive 323 page report on his assessment of American defenses in the Pacific. It was in this prophetic report that he predicted how Japan would attack Pearl Harbor with remarkable accuracy. Even though the military dismissed his report as ridiculous, Mitchell’s predictions would come true 17 years later. Nonetheless, he was buried again by the military.

One year later, in 1925, the Navy dirigible “Shenandoah” was destroyed in a storm in Ohio, with a loss of thirteen lives. Mitchell was outraged as he knew the ship was archaic and denounced the Navy for its “almost treasonable” attitude towards aviation:

“As a patriotic American citizen, I can stand by no longer and see these disgusting performances…at the expense of the lives of our people and the delusion of the American public. We may all make mistakes but the criminal mistakes made by armies and navies, whenever they have been allowed to handle aeronautics, show their incompetence…This, then, is what I have to say on the subject, and I hope that every American will hear.”(1)

Although Mitchell became a hero to the American people for his bold statements, his superiors felt otherwise and court-martialed him for insubordination. Actually, the court-martial was what Mitchell was hoping for as he figured it was the best way to bring attention to the problem and create change. The case garnered a lot of attention in the press, and many notable proponents of Air Power testified on his behalf. In the end though, Mitchell was suspended from the Army for five years. Instead, Mitchell resigned in 1926 and spent the remainder of his life speaking on behalf of Air Power. He would die in 1936 never knowing how accurate his predictions would become in World War II. In 1942, President Roosevelt, recognized Mitchell’s contributions to Air Power by restoring his status and elevating him to the rank of Major General. In 1946, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, “in recognition of his outstanding pioneer service and foresight in the field of American military aviation”…10 years after his death. Today, this medal bears his likeness on it.

There are some similarities, as well as differences, between Billy Mitchell and today’s impeachment whistle-blower(s). Mitchell was a visionary who used his court-martial to draw public attention to the problems of Air Power. Today’s whistle-blower is not a visionary. He/She/They just stumbled on a problem and reported it. Whereas Mitchell stood and took his medicine as a military officer, thereby garnering the support of the American people, the impeachment whistle-blower(s) hid behind anonymity not wanting to suffer through a career ending court case as Mitchell did.

The big problem with becoming a whistle blower is that it doesn’t pay well. You might earn the admiration of the American people, but you must also face the wrath of the establishment. It takes someone with a lot of character to stand up and report a problem, whether it be in the corporate world or government. The prime difference between Billy Mitchell and today’s whistle-blower(s) is simple: Mitchell stood like a courageous man and took his medicine; the whistle-blower(s) has not. Understand this though, the American Air Power we know today can be directly attributed to the efforts of Billy Mitchell. Had he not spoken up when he did, our air defenses would have been primitive by the start of World War II. Mitchell knew what he was talking about and would not be intimidated by the powers in authority. This leads me to believe today’s impeachment whistle-bower(s) can be intimidated, and perhaps has been threatened by others.

In the end, the president is entitled to face his accuser, whatever his/her/their name is.

1-“The Billy Mitchell Story” by Burke Davis, page 102

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