Introducing Hakeem Jeffries and His Uncle Leonard

The media, and therefore most of us, have recently been fixated on the new Speaker of the House, the Republican from California, Kevin McCarthy, and the fifteen votes that had to be taken among the Republicans before he won the support of enough recalcitrant conservatives to be elected as Speaker. Now that particular hurly-burly’s done, and that breathless contretemps is over, a little more attention can be given to the head of the House Democratic Caucus, Hakeem Jeffries of New York, and his uncle Leonard Jeffries, about whom Hakeem Jeffries has said, quite understandably, little – except to clearly distance himself from his brain-addled relative. “Doctor” Leonard Jeffries has for decades been spouting conspiracy theories about Hollywood Jews; along with his antisemitic hate he promotes anti-white theories. Let’s lay out the case against the unseemly Leonard Jeffries before returning to his admirable nephew. More on Uncle Leonard can be found here: “Why Hasn’t Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Repudiated the Jew Hating Rhetoric Espoused by Uncle Leonard Jeffries?,” Elder of Ziyon, January 9, 2023:

According to an extensive report entitled “Dr. Jeffries & the Anti-Semitic Branch of the Afrocentrism Movement” by Kenneth S. Stern, during a July 20, 1991 speech at the Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival in Albany, New York, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, the chairman of the African-American Studies department at City College [forced to resign his chairmanship in 1992], claimed, among other things, that there is an anti-black “conspiracy, planned and plotted and programmed out of Hollywood,” by “people called Greenberg and Weisberg and Trigliani and what not. It’s not being anti-Semitic to mention who developed Hollywood. Their names are there. MGM , Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Adolph Zukor. Fox. Russian Jewry had a particular control over the movies, and their financial partners, the Mafia, put together a system of destruction of black people.”

How did Hollywood become a “system of destruction of black people”? Hollywood was one of the first places to give black Americans a chance to succeed. Last I looked, a great many black people have made out quite well in Hollywood, piling up hundreds of millions of dollars apiece. Here’s a list of just a few of those actors, and their fortunes:

  1. 1. Tyler Perry: $700 million.
  2. Bill Cosby – estimated worth $450M.
  3. Will Smith – $370 million.
  4. Morgan Freeman – $300 million.
  5. Samuel L Jackson – $280 million.
  6. Denzel Washington – $220 million.
  7. Eddie Murphy — $200 million.
  8. Ice Cube – $190 million.

Hollywood, like the sports industry, is one of the places where African-Americans have managed to thrive. Leonard Jeffries is way off base in accusing Hollywood of “destroying black people.” And when Leonard Jeffries mentions the Mafia as the financial partner of Jews in Hollywood, he’s confusing the movie business with Las Vegas, where there was indeed a connection, when the city was just getting started as a gambling resort, between Jewish gangsters such as Bugsy Siegel and the Mafia. Finally, one wants to ask the demented Leonard Jeffries, who the hell is “TriglianI”?

The report written by Stern also indicated that prior to his July 20, 1991 speech, CCNY professor Leonard Jeffries was already known for his teaching that blacks are racially superior to whites because blacks, whom he calls “sun people,” have more melanin in their skin than whites, whom he calls “ice people.” (Even though Jeffries is generally believed to be the inventor of this theory, it was actually founded by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing who, according to the Amsterdam News, contended that “white racism and aggression are the result of the lack of melanin. This genetic deficiency, the lack of color, compels while people to be hostile to people of color.”)

Leonard Jeffries is not just an Antisemite; he is also a black supremacist, with a cockamamie theory about the “sun people” (richly endowed with melanin), who are in all ways superior to the “ice people” (whose lack of melanin makes them aggressive racists).

Let’s put Leonard Jeffries aside, preferably out of sight. It’s his nephew whom we should care about. Hakeem Jefferies has said he does not agree with, will have no truck with, his uncle’s bizarre “theories.” Should we believe him? I do, and here’s why:

“Jeffries has consistently and forcefully spoken out against antisemitism throughout his career,” the congressman’s office told Just the News. “His on the record comments made to the Wall Street Journal speak for themselves.”

Hakeem Jeffries has been steadfast, ever since being elected to the House in 2012, in offering words of support for Israel, as when he wrote in reply to an Amnesty report denouncing Israel as an “apartheid state”: “Israel is a democracy. It is not an apartheid state. Any conclusion to the contrary is demonstrably false, dangerous and designed to isolate Israel in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the world. The special relationship between the United States and Israel is anchored in our shared democratic values and geopolitical interests. I strongly support that special relationship, and look forward to redoubling efforts in the region to bring about a lasting two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel living side by side in peace and prosperity with a self-governed and demilitarized Palestinian state.”

Some of this might be seen as pro-Israel boilerplate – “two-state solution,” “a safe and secure Israel living side-by-side in peace and prosperity” with a “self-governed” Palestinian state. But it is not without feeling. Despite its being a prefabricated paragraph, passed out by pro-Israel lobbyists, it’s still welcome, especially coming from someone who is thought of as a “progressive” Democrat, but who has nothing to do with the likes of Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. One is particularly pleased by Jeffries’ mention of a “demilitarized” Palestinian state, something that these statements of support often fail to include, even though from Israeli’s point of view, demilitarization of that future state, should it ever come about, is absolutely essential.

Jeffries has also warned about the rise in antisemitism. In May 2021, he tweeted that “the dramatic rise of antisemitic attacks in NYC and throughout the country is deeply disturbing and unacceptable. Any and all perpetrators must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We will crush intolerance whenever and wherever it is found.” He recently wrote to the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. that “Despite the Ukrainian government’s efforts to battle racial intolerance, use of xenophobic language that endorses Nazi ideology by the fourth largest political party in the Ukraine, Svoboda, continues to be disconcerting. It is critical that top governmental leaders and officials recognize the dangers of working with this extremist group that was founded on and promotes antisemitism.”

Jeffries opposed a bill introduced last year by another Democrat, the far-left and anti-Israel Betty McCollum, to ensure that the nearly $3.3 billion in annual American aid to Israel not be used, as she outrageously phrased it, to “illegally annex Palestinian land, to demolish Arab homes and forcibly remove Palestinians, or to detain children in Israel’s labyrinthian military judicial system.” The bill got nowhere.

He has spoken out repeatedly against the BDS movement.

He has been endorsed by both AIPAC and the Democratic Majority for Israel. The latter group hailed Jeffries’ election, saying he “has always been a strong and effective fighter for the Democratic agenda and a staunch supporter of the critical relationship between the United States and Israel.”

As the next House Democratic Leader, and the first Black person to lead either party in either chamber of Congress, he’ll continue to be a consensus builder and lead Democrats in addressing the most pressing issues facing our country,” the center-left DMFI group said in a statement. “A frequent traveler to Israel, Leader Jeffries has often remarked that Israel ‘lives in a tough neighborhood.’ He has worked tirelessly to make sure that, in this tough neighborhood, Israel has the tools to defend itself, by itself.”

An AIPAC spokesman said that the group congratulated Jeffries on his election.

Representative Jeffries is a stalwart supporter of the US-Israel relationship and we look forward to working with him to further strengthen the alliance between the two democracies,” he said.

That’s all good. There are those who are now trying to sow doubts about Hakeem Jeffries by trying to suggest that he hasn’t sufficiently distanced himself from his infamous uncle. But he has. How many times need he reassure us? And every time he denounces BDS, or those who malignantly call Israel an “apartheid state,” every time he denounces, with feeling, antisemitism, whether at home or in the Svoboda Party in Ukraine, every time he calls for a “demilitarized” Palestinian state (and does not urge Israel to return to the “1967 lines” which is a deceptive way of calling for Israel’s return to the now-indefensible 1949 armistice lines) he reconfirms our faith that he means what he says.

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Killing Newborn Babies

In June of 2018, the body of a little baby was discovered floating in the ocean near an inlet in South Florida. One sheriff told NBC News that he had thought he had seen it all, but this corpse really tugged at his heart.

And now, more than 4 years later, through DNA technology, authorities have been able to isolate the mother. She’s been arrested and faces first-degree murder charges. So sad.

How could this type of thing take place in “the land of the free”? I believe that it’s not hard to draw the link between abortion and this type of story which is being repeated over and over. After 63 million abortions where it’s supposedly okay to kill the baby inside the womb, why does it suddenly become wrong to kill the baby outside of it?

Look at these tragic headlines in lifenews.com:

  • Woman Abandoned Her Newborn Baby Outside in Freezing Cold, Lied to the Police About Baby’s Location
  • Woman Stabs Her 3-Month-Old Baby, Puts Him in Plastic Bag, Throws Him in Dumpster
  • Couple Used Poison to Kill Their Viable Unborn Baby, Then Dumped the Baby’s Body

One of the key writers who covers these and other abortion-related stories is Micaiah Bilger who pens articles for lifenews.com.

I asked her to comment on these frequent tragedies. She told me, “The shock never weakens when I hear about another case of infanticide. It’s difficult to imagine how any mother could kill her child, born or unborn, but even more so after seeing her newborn child for the first time. How can a mother hold her precious baby and then throw the child in a garbage bag or abandon it in the cold?”

As to the link between abortion and these cases, Bilger adds, “I suppose after so many years of it being ‘normal’ to kill a child before birth, it’s not surprising that children outside the womb are being devalued, too.”

What should be trumpeted throughout our culture is this: There are safe harbor or safe haven laws that exist in one form or another in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia.

Within a short time of delivering a baby, often 30 days, a mother can bring a baby over to a local fire department or police department or hospital and drop the child off—no questions asked, no charges filed.

For example, here is what the Sunshine State says about its safe harbor law on its website: “Florida’s Safe Baby Law allows mothers and/or fathers, or whoever is in possession of an unharmed newborn approximately 7 days old or less, to leave them in the ‘arms’ of an employee at any Hospital or staffed 24/7 Fire Rescue Station, or Emergency Medical Station. No questions asked, totally anonymous, free from fear of prosecution.”

How much more humane to let the baby live and be placed in the arms of those who can bring the child to a safe future.

The Supreme Court even referred to these laws in their Dobbs v. Jackson decision from last June, overturning  Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion decision of January 22, 1973.

Dobbs noted: “…States have increasingly adopted ‘safe haven’ laws, which generally allow women to drop off babies anonymously; and…a woman who puts her newborn up for adoption today has little reason to fear that the baby will not find a suitable home.”

I also asked Eric J. Scheidler, the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, based in the Chicago area, for a comment on these laws. He told me, “Many women know nothing about this option, and as a result, newborn babies are abandoned and even murdered. We must do more to publicize this important way to save babies’ lives.”

America’s two founding documents have important bearing on the subject of abortion. The Declaration of Independence acknowledges that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. The first right enumerated is the “right to life.”

The founders didn’t grant this right. They simply acknowledged it and spelled it out in our founding documents.

The Constitution begins, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” [emphasis added] Our posterity includes the promise for those yet unborn.

One could only wish that the mother in South Florida who apparently drowned her newborn had instead brought the child to a “safe haven.”  After a half-century of the abortion ethic, we have lost a lot of ground in cherishing the “right to life.” Raising awareness of these nationwide safe haven laws is a step in the right direction.

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Mike Rowe Calls Out Adults Over Child Sex Changes: Kids Aren’t Saying ‘Remove My Genitals’

TV host Mike Rowe spoke out during an episode of his podcast released Tuesday, criticizing parents who push transgender medicine on their children.

Rowe made the comments while interviewing The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh about his documentary “What Is A Woman.” As the two discussed the documentary on Rowe’s podcast “The Way I Heard It,” the topic turned to children, consent and the movement supporting irreversible gender reassignment surgeries, puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors.

“You’re talking about sterilizing kids way before they could ever hope to have kids of their own in adulthood,” Walsh told Rowe, describing the impact of taking puberty-blocking drugs like Lupron, which is typically prescribed to sex offenders to chemically castrate them.

Rowe went on to ask Walsh where the push for transgender surgeries and medications for kids is really coming from, and there are stricter age requirements for drivers licenses and alcohol. “Is it Big Pharma, is it money, is it academia, is it our healthcare system? It feels like an alliance of sorts,” Rowe commented.

Walsh claimed that a combination of peer pressure, counter-culture and the normal discomfort of adolescence contribute toward the increase in the number of trans-identifying youth, but that younger children are often led into it by adults who exploit their innocence.

Rowe agreed, saying that young children are not saying “give me some Lupron, cut off my genitals” unprompted.

The full episode is available on Rowe’s website.

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House Rules Package: A Step in the Right Direction

Frank Gaffney pointed out on his show yesterday that every major country in the Americas is now in the hands of the Left – Canada, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Chile.  That’s really disturbing when you consider how authoritarian leftist governments become.  An island in this sea of misery is the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in the United States which just elected a new Speaker and passed a rules package that will appeal to anyone concerned about the advance of the authoritarian Left in this country.

The full text of the rule package isn’t posted yet on Congress.gov, so what I’m about to tell you is from the House Rules Committee version 3 dated January 6th.  (text – analysis).  Even if some of the details of my summation are not correct, the point will remain the same – the Republican House is standing strongly against misrule by the authoritarian Left.

The first thing that caught my eye in the rules package is the institution of CUTGO – proposals to increase spending in one area must contain equal or greater offsets to spending in other areas.  Put that together with the new rule a 60 percent majority is required in the House to pass tax increases, and you’ve got a start on getting government spending back under control.  The Left always wants to tax and spend.  Half their mischief would go away if government were forced to live within its means like the rest of us.  I also like that this restores the Holman Rule that allows members to offer amendments to reduce the salary of specific abusive federal bureaucrats and to cut specific bloated government programs.  I’d start with no more paycheck for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas who is single-handedly dismantling the nation’s immigration laws.

Other provisions in the package I like include allowing the public to bring ethics complaints directly against House members, and limiting bills to a single subject.  The latter will make it much easier for members and the public to follow proposed legislation.  Hopefully, this means no more secret deals stuffed into giant bills passed in the middle of the night when nobody knows what’s in them.  What Pelosi said during Obamacare – ‘we have to pass it so you can see what’s in it’ – became standard operating procedure under the Democrats, making a mockery of representative government.

Other ideas I’ve seen floating around I hope made it into the final rules:

  • Requiring the text of legislation to be made available at least 72 hours prior to a vote in the House
  • Ending proxy voting in the House and remote proceedings in committees
  • No more automatic suspensions of the debt ceiling when a budget resolution is adopted.  A separate vote to raise the debt ceiling would be required.
  • No more prohibitions against gender-specific language such as “mother” or “father” on the House floor or in committee.   That’s a deserved poke in the eye to the Woke Left.

Best of all are the investigations.  One will look into the origins of COVID, the government’s involvement in gain-of-function research, COVID vaccines and vaccine mandates.    Others will take up the weaponization of government agencies against the people.  The Justice Department will be investigated for going after ordinary parents as ‘domestic terrorists’ for speaking their minds against leftist policies at school board meetings.  The FBI and other federal agencies will be investigated for their roles in censoring truthful information about COVID and election fraud.  There will also be a Select Committee established to look into the threat the Chinese Communist Party poses to the country – it’s about time.  I also hope the investigation into Hunter Biden and the Biden crime family’s foreign business dealings made the final cut.  I will be following all these investigations very closely.

Finally, I hope somewhere in all this is the restoration of regular order, that is, a return to actual separate appropriations bills with committee hearings – not just the giant take-it-or-leave-it omnibus budget packages we’ve seen under the Democrats in recent years.  Thousand page monstrosities loaded up with all sorts of leftist spending priorities that members can’t possibly read before they vote.

The battle has been joined.  May the House Republicans summon the courage to stick to their principles in the face of the onslaught from the authoritarian Left that is coming.  Democrat operative David Brock has formed a $5 million ‘SWAT team’ to deflect House Republican investigations of the administration.  That’s in addition to another multimillion-dollar ‘war room’ set up by other leftist organizers for the same purpose.  Where do they get all this money?  Big money versus sound principles and representative government – I know what side I’m on.  Do you?

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The Most Important Scene in Sin City Reveals a Dark Truth about Violence and Power

The late Powers Boothe only has a small role in Sin City, but it’s an important one.


Being sick is never fun. But when I was struck by a virus a few weeks ago, I took the opportunity to watch one of the great pulp action movies of the 2000s: Sin City.

The film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novels is one of the most visually stunning movies ever made. Directed by Miller and Quentin Tarantino collaborator Robert Rodriguez, it contains plenty of sex and violence—but it’s done with style and story, which makes it feel more artistic than gratuitous.

Among a star-studded cast that includes Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson, and Elijah Wood, it’s still Mickey Rourke who stands out above and beyond the rest in Sin City. The onetime pretty boy of the 80s plays Marv, a tough-as-nails hard case who exacts revenge against the crime lords of Sin City who murdered a young prostitute. Marv’s murderous methods of revenge are unjust, and he pays the ultimate price for his actions, but Rourke shines in his role as a street tough taking on the real bad guys of Sin City: corrupt politicians and a wicked police state.

And this is where I gleaned something new from Sin City, a movie I had not watched in at least a decade (probably much longer).

The late Powers Boothe (1948-2017) only has a small role in Sin City, playing the corrupt Senator Ethan Roark Sr. Though he’s the primary antagonist in the Sin City comics, Senator Roark isn’t seen much in Sin City the movie, unlike Roark’s son (‘That Yellow Bastard,’ played by Nick Stahl) and the senator’s brother (Cardinal Roark, played by Rutger Hauer).

Unlike Senator Roark, both of these villains experience unceremonious endings in the film. Cardinal Roark is killed by Marv, who discovered the religious leader was killing prostitutes (and consuming them). Roark Junior, a rapist and pedophile, is castrated by Hartigan (Bruce Willis), a burned-out ex-cop wrongfully imprisoned until he finally signs a false confession.

Though he’s featured less prominently than his evil relatives, Senator Roark makes an even larger impression in some ways. He may not be as sexually depraved as his son or as barbaric as his brother, but he’s just as bad and more real. He’s a politician that cares for nothing but power, and in an epic monologue to Hartigan—who’s lying in a hospital bed after saving a little girl from Roark Junior—Roark explains the source of his power.

“Power don’t come from a badge or a gun. Power comes from lying. Lying big, and gettin’ the whole damn world to play along with you,” Roark says. “Once you got everybody agreeing with what they know in their hearts ain’t true, you’ve got ’em by the balls.”

The senator then tells Hartigan that he could “pump you full of bullets right now” and not face any consequences.

“Everyone would lie for me, everyone who counts,” Roark tells Hartigan at gunpoint.

Roark’s speech didn’t make much of an impression when I first watched Sin City in the movie theater in 2005. But seventeen years later, after reading The Gulag Archipelago and other great works from Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, I now understand what the monologue means. And it scares me a little.

Solzhenitsyn, who himself was sentenced to years in the gulag for making a quip about Stalin in a private letter to a friend, understood that lying and violence are intertwined. In Live Not By Lies, he explained that violence cannot last very long without lies, because it quickly exhausts itself.

“When violence intrudes into peaceful life, its face glows with self-confidence, as if it were carrying a banner and shouting: ‘I am violence. Run away, make way for me — I will crush you.’ But violence quickly grows old,” Solzhenitsyn wrote. “After only a few years it loses confidence in itself, and in order to maintain a respectable face it summons falsehood as its ally—since violence can conceal itself with nothing except lies, and the lies can be maintained only by violence.”

This is why violence changes. It cannot sustain itself long alone, so it pivots: “it demands of its subjects only that they pledge allegiance to lies, that they participate in falsehood.”

This is what Roark means when he says, “Once you got everybody agreeing with what they know in their hearts ain’t true, you’ve got ’em by the balls.” True power is getting the rest of the world to participate in deceit.

This is why Solzhenitsyn, in his 1972 Nobel speech, urged people to do one single, extraordinary thing: do not participate in falsehood.

“The simple act of an ordinary brave man is not to participate in lies, not to support false actions!” he wrote. “His rule: Let that come into the world, let it even reign supreme—only not through me.”

While the former sentence gets the most attention, the latter also deserves attention. Solzhenitsyn is conceding that lies will come into the world, and that they may even “reign supreme” for a time. But his call is to individuals: do not participate in them yourself.

This was Solzhenitsyn’s message to all brave men and women, and it’s the key to defeating the Senator Roarks of the world.

I have no idea if Frank Miller or Robert Rodriguez ever read Solzhenitsyn, but it’s clear they understand political power and violence are intertwined with falsehood. And when I look at the world today and see the decay of truth, it frightens me a little.

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Freedom Caucus Agreement v McCarthy

I was taught early in college as I created Young Republican groups in three cities within northern Arizona, there comes a time when negotiations require delicate work, conversation versus shouting, actual protecting a person’s heart without sacrificing integrity and principles our Forefathers laid out for us to follow. It is most possible, but requires careful navigating to create a “win/win” outcome. The Art of Negotiations is just that, an art. It is not a science, it can be delicate and even cumbersome but with a clear conscience to maintain integrity, sustain our given freedoms and privileges, not deviate from the foundations for which our founders laid and so very many have paid the ultimate sacrifice to maintain, negotiations for a “win/win” are not impossible, quite the opposite.

Of course I do not know the conversations held, the agreements made, the concessions worked-out, and the egos needing to be massaged in accordance with the negotiations to make Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House of Representatives. But I was sent the below information as at least a portion of the agreement reached to allow McCarthy to assume the Speaker’s Chair in Congress. I thought you might like to learn a bit from behind the curtain.

  • It will only take a single Congressperson, acting in what is known as a Jeffersonian Motion, to move to remove the Speaker if he or she goes back on their word or policy agenda.
  • A “Church” style committee will be convened to look into the weaponization of the FBI and other government organizations (presumably the CIA, the subject of the original Church Committee) against the American people.
  • Term limits will be put up for a vote.
  • Bills presented to Congress will be single subject, not omnibus with all the attendant earmarks, and there will be a 72-hour minimum period to read them.
  • The Texas Border Plan will be put before Congress. From The Hill: “The four-pronged plan aims to ‘Complete Physical Border Infrastructure,’ ‘Fix Border Enforcement Policies,’ ‘Enforce our Laws in the Interior’ and ‘Target Cartels & Criminal Organizations.’”
  • COVID mandates will be ended as will all funding for them, including so-called “emergency funding.”
  • Budget bills would stop the endless increases in the debt ceiling and hold the Senate accountable for the same.

So, a new Speaker of the House of Representatives has been accomplished. He claims under his watch Congress will not engage in business as usual but move appropriately, calmly but without delay in any fashion, to bring about serious corrections to acts that have deliberately eroded our freedoms, moved us away from our beloved Constitution, created terribly serious economic conditions, and created an establishment where a “Una-party” functions for their own interest and not in the interest of the American People.

Let us pray the aforesaid conditions are enforced, and we have a congress more than ready to turn our Ship of State around as we are headed directly into an iceberg at full speed which will destroy us!

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Number Of Children Chemically Castrated Has Doubled Since 2017

Everything seems to be skyrocketing these days – inflation, housing costs, interest rates, and illegal migrants flowing over the border.

But this statistic is truly alarming:

The number of American children subjected to ghoulish chemical castration and genital mutilation has doubled since 2017.

And since the data comes from insurance reports, the actual number could be much, much higher.

The criminal U.S. doctors performing chemical and real castrations, genital mutilation, and other disfiguring surgeries on children should be prosecuted for child abuse.

This is happening at a time when other nations in western Europe are wisely beginning to question these surgeries. They are now reverting to the time-honored psychotherapeutic approaches for treating vulnerable young people who are purposely confused by an evil gender-twisting industry bent on destroying young lives.

Appallingly, criminal surgeons amputated the healthy breasts of 238 gender-confused teenage girls in 2019 and 282 in 2021.

Predictably, Democrat-run states saw considerably sharper spikes, with diagnoses of gender dysphoria doubling in California and quadrupling in New York.

It’s appropriate that these medical atrocities are spawning malpractice lawsuits in the U.S. as young people realize the horrors inflicted on them at the hands of abusive adults who should know better.

But there isn’t a lawsuit in the world that can compensate for the surgical removal of a young girl’s breasts or a young man’s genitals. So their futures, in addition to their body parts, have been forever destroyed.

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BREAKING: First Age Verification Bill in the U.S. Goes into Effect!

On January 1st, history was made when the first law in the U.S. requiring pornography sites to verify the age of users, and therefore prevent children from being exposed to pornography, went into effect. House Bill 142 (now Act 440), passed in Louisiana, was sponsored by Rep. Laurie Schlegel with bipartisan support.

Passage of HB 142 is a momentous victory. While U.S. law has long held that pornography must not be distributed to individuals under 18-years-old, until now, this principle has not been applied in the online world.

Although pornography vendors are required to ask for ID of anyone purchasing a pornographic magazine or DVD, there was previously nothing holding pornography websites accountable to verify the age of online users. Online, any child could access hardcore pornography that depicts violent and discriminatory acts.

This contradiction between pornography regulation in the online and offline worlds is a baffling and unacceptable gap in U.S. law – and Louisiana has stepped up as the first state to resolve it! 

Age Verification is Not a Threat to Personal Privacy

A common concern raised about the Louisiana age verification law, and age verification legislation in general, is that it is supposedly a threat to the personal privacy of adult pornography consumers. Not true.

Robust methods for online age verification exist which are very adept at safeguarding personal privacy. The new law explicitly states that websites and third parties which perform age verification “shall not retain any identifying information of the individual after access has been granted to the material.” No data about the user is kept, except for the single fact that she or he is over age 18.

Louisiana has implemented digital identity technology that allows verifiers to accurately identify the age of an individual, while allowing the individual to remain in control of what data she or he shares.

HB 142 does not prescribe a single age verification method but leaves it open to any reasonable method that meets a set of minimum standards, whether it be an in-state or out-of-state product. Therefore, the law is not burdensome for businesses and does not violate the dormant commerce clause. The requirement is the same for any website that targets Louisiana consumers and is similar to age verification required for online alcohol sales or gambling.

One example of a method that does not require ID is technology that estimates age based on the biometrics of the user’s face. The technology is different from facial recognition – it does not identify the face; the sole function is the estimation of age. The image or the biometrics of the face are not stored. This method is therefore analogous to a cashier judging by a customer’s appearance whether she or he is over 18.

There are also age verification methods which employ in-person verification, so that it is the same as having one’s age verified in a shop. For example, in France, an individual can go to the local corner store, present an ID, then receive a token that can be used to access age-restricted websites (including but not limited to pornography websites). The token is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

NCOSE’s Public Policy Team and Law Center assisted Louisiana legislators by providing a legal analysis of HB 142 to ensure it passed Constitutional muster by appropriately safeguarding privacy and not placing undue burden on the adult user or on the business.

Why Age Verification is Important: Scientifically Proven Harms of Underage Pornography Exposure

Age verification legislation is crucial, considering that pornography has been linked to a variety of mental, social, and sexual harms to adolescents.  

Several studies demonstrate pornography consumption is associated with both verbal and physical sexual aggression among adolescents. It has also been linked to more sexist attitudes and gender-stereotypical sexual beliefs.

Adolescent pornography consumption is associated with poor self-image, increased insecuritylower life satisfaction, psychosomatic symptoms, depressive symptomssuicidal ideation, and suicide attempts.

Pornography does not depict safe sex practices and research has found that adolescent pornography consumption is associated with having unprotected sex, among other risky sexual behaviors.

Learn more about the research proving pornography’s harms to children by reading our flyer “The Most Dangerous Playground.”  

Beyond Louisiana: The Need for Federal Age Verification Legislation

We could not be more thrilled at the ground-breaking passage of HB 142, now Act 440. We hope to see similar age verification legislation passed at the federal level!  

In the 117th Congressional session, Senator Mike Lee introduced a federal age verification bill, called the Shielding Children’s Retinas from Egregious Exposure on the Net (SCREEN) Act. This is the first time a federal age verification bill has been introduced in the U.S.

Slowly but surely, legislators are realizing the extensive harms that widespread accessibility to internet pornography poses to our children and are pursuing real solutions! 

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Murder Victim Ashli Babbitt’s Mother Arrested By Capitol Police Conducting Memorial Service On 2nd Anniversary Of Her Senseless Killing

Micki Witthoeft, Ashli Babbitt’s mother, was just arrested by Capitol Police (Pelosi’s goons) while conducting a memorial service on the second anniversary of her daughter’s murder….

Pure evil. At least they didn’t shoot her.

The murderer, Michael Byrd, has still not been indicted but Ashli’s mother is arrested.

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The D.C. District of Corruption

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” — William J. Casey, CIA Director

“Every civilization carries the seeds of its own destruction, and the same cycle shows in them all. The Republic is born, flourishes, decays into a plutocracy, and are captured by the shoemaker whom the mercenaries and millionaires make into a king. The people invent their oppressors, and the oppressors serve the function for which they are invented.” — Mark Twain

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” — Maximilien Robespierre

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” — Thomas Paine

“I am not a friend of a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.” — Thomas Jefferson 1787

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.” — Frank Herbert


There are five representatives in the House who consistently vote with the Constitution, Andy Biggs, Thomas Massey, Paul Gosar, Al Rosendale and Chip Roy.  Those are the five members who have a Freedom Index of 100% every year.  The John Birch Society Freedom Index is a congressional scorecard based on the U.S. Constitution which shows how every member of the House and Senate voted on key issues.

In the Senate, Rand Paul (KY), and Mike Lee (UT) consistently receive 100%.  Senator Ron Johnson (WI) came close to losing his seat in the 2022 election, but thankfully he won and I also support him.  Blackburn and Hagerty in TN, Lummis in WY, Cruz in TX, and Braun in IN, all come in at the 93% level.  The rest are lower and many are at 0%, meaning they always vote against the document they took an oath to uphold.

However, a score of 100% doesn’t guarantee a patriotic Constitutionalist. As a matter of fact, it can actually hide someone who is a danger to the representative republic.  Both Chip Roy and Rand Paul fall into that category as both of them are promoting a Constitutional Convention.

My Tennessee state senator is supporting term limits, but hidden behind that lovely sounding proposal is a strategic nest of vipers.  In small print on my senator’s reelection flyers was a link which claimed, “U.S. Term Limits is fighting to call a convention under Article V of the Constitution to propose an amendment for Term Limits on the U.S. House and Senate. If we do not act now, we may never be able to bring back government of, by and for the people.”

And should they succeed in convincing 34 states into calling for a convention, it will risk the elimination of every God given freedom written in our 1787 Constitution by our country’s founders.  That is their goal, and globalist Robert George, CFR member, and claimed conservative, who sits on the board of the Convention of States, has already rewritten the 2nd amendment.

We have 27 amendments, why can’t we amend the constitution the same way we have in the past rather than risking the entire Constitution to these traitors who hate America and want us chained under totalitarianism?!

Choosing the Speaker

McCarthy wants the Speakership again.  He claims he is owed it, but a few conservatives are refusing the neo-con Trotskyite continuum.  The Congressman threatens endless war against conservatives over speakership failure. Now the folks who are holding back voting for him, have made McCarthy put in writing his verbal promises.  I’d rather the 20 holdouts tell him to go pound sand.

Jim Jordan (R-OH) nominated McCarthy and has consistently voted for him.  Jordan has been nominated as well, but has stated he does not want it.  Why does Jordan want McCarthy?  Why not Andy Biggs?

Former Congressman Steve King (R-IA) makes it clear that nothing would be properly investigated under McCarthy’s reign as Speaker, including the January 6th false charges and imprisonment of American citizens, election fraud from 2018 to 2022, China and her overt infiltration into every facet of America, political corruption, the Operation Warp Speed Death jabs, etc. etc. ad nauseam.  We do not want Kevin McCarthy in charge of the House.  And the democrats can just shove it where the sun don’t shine because the patriots are holding out even if it is only by 20 votes.

McCarthy is no conservative.  He attends the World Economic Forum meetings and both Klaus Schwab and Yuval Noah Harari want him as House Speaker. (Watch the linked 28 second video.) They’ve bragged that they’ve infiltrated factions of every government and politicians have become WEF members. America is certainly no different.  Congressman Dan Crenshaw, longtime member of the World Economic Forum called the McCarthy holdouts, “narcissists and terrorists.” Worse yet, Brian Kilmeade of Faux News referred to Republican Congressmen not voting for McCarthy as “insurrectionists” and “saboteurs.”

The McCarthy holdouts are the heroes, and I wish they’d tell Kevin he’s out.

The Congressman is a strong supporter of the fascist government of Ukraine as evidenced in this photograph of his pocket hanky sporting the colors of the Ukraine flag the day Zelensky showed up in his sweats to speak to Congress.

Pelosi actually kissed WEF member Zelenskyy on the cheek.  How many people know Zelenskyy added the Nazi Azov Battalion into the Ukraine Army?  Zelenskyy also has adopted social credits for his people at the behest of his friends in communist China.  And how many congress critters including Kevin McCarthy are getting huge monetary kickbacks for voting the largess of over 100 billion for the Ukraine?!

Of course, $5 billion was way too much for a southern border wall.

Byron Donalds

While out running errands, I flipped the radio on and heard Ukraine supporting Faux News commentator, Dan Bongino, lauding Florida’s District 19 Congressman, Byron Donalds as a choice for House Speaker.

One of my friends likes Bongino claiming he’s a street fighter, but Dan toes the Faux News neo-con line.  He really missed it with Donalds.  I know, I know…none of them are perfect; even Rush thought globalist CIA, CFR and Skull and Bones man, William F. Buckley was a staunch conservative.  But Bongino should know better before he lauds someone who is not just pushing a Constitutional Convention like Chip Roy who nominated him, but Donalds has even signed the pledge for term limits which is one of the Convention of States’ ploys to open the entire Constitution.

Bongino always calls us a representative democracy which infuriates those of us who know what we were founded as, a Representative Republic.

Once again, here’s what our founders thought of a democracy:

Our founders knew that in its pure form democracy is ultimately dangerous.  The writings and sermons from our founding era are replete with warnings of this fact:

  • Alexander Hamilton wrote, “If we incline too much to democracy we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of a dictatorship.”
  • Thomas Jefferson lamented that “a democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.”
  • James Madison argued that democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
  • John Adams concluded that democracy “never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Yet, Joseph Biden and his comrades all call us a democracy, and the same goes for nearly all but a handful of republicans, and that includes street fighter, Dan Bongino.

I wonder if it matters to Bongino that his friend, Donalds, has been working with the Democrats to advance digital currency this summer. At the Collier County Republican Men’s breakfast in July of 2022, Byron Donalds said, “The Democrats have promised it will never be used for tracking law abiding citizens.”  In October of 2022, at Alfie Oakes’ Seed to Table, another public meeting was held where Donalds again was promoting digital currency.  Alfie Oakes is also promoting the destruction of our 1787 Constitution by advocating an Article V Constitutional Convention, just like Byron Donalds, Chip Roy, Ron DeSantis and so many others.

Donalds is also tied to Americans for Prosperity, a Koch brother organization. The Koch brother organizations are for open borders, gay marriage, abortion and UN Agenda 21/30. Link, Link.  They are also funding the furthering of a new constitutional convention…just like Soros’ Open Society foundations.

There’s more.  A few years ago, Byron’s wife allegedly tried to do a hostile takeover of Mason Classical Academy. There’s a lot of bitterness in the community because they wanted to run the charter school, Mason Classical Academy, which has one of the top ratings in the country.  They did not conceive the charter school, but had, at one time, been on the board. Kelly Lichter and her husband Nick were the founders. As a state representative, Byron tried to write bills to make it easier for his wife to accomplish the takeover.

At a Republican Executive Committee meeting a few months ago, Donalds and his top staff member, Larry Wilcoxson, tried to start a public argument and disagreement with Kelly Lichter.  They were backing her leftist opponent. Tensions boiled to such a point that Florida Politics reported it.  A video lasting two minutes and 19 seconds mostly shows Donalds, with staffers Jesse Purdon and Larry Wilcoxson, speaking inaudibly with Lichter in a corner of the store.

Larry Wilcoxson allegedly takes home a six-figure salary.  He is the top aid to Donalds and is his best friend.  Wilcoxson also allegedly has an arrest record, and he apparently started the fight. He was dressed in a campaign tee-shirt for the leftist school board member, and also tried to start an argument with Kelly Lichter’s husband at the same monthly Republican Executive Committee which was attended by Byron.  There are witnesses to this confrontation.

Many of the true family grassroots leaders call this man, Wilcoxson, Byron’s thug. Before anyone backs Byron, they need to do their homework.

Research into candidates is very lacking in America’s electorate.

Conclusion

McCarthy worked against Trump, so why is Trump backing him?

Andy Biggs votes with the Constitution 100% of the time; he wrote a book entitled, THE CON OF THE CON-CON which exposes the problems with another Article V as well as the dark money behind it.

In 2018, I interviewed Andy Biggs regarding this fabulous book. Andy always supported Trump while he was our president. We need a man like Andy, not McCarthy and not Byron Donalds.

Paul Gosar has nominated Andy Biggs for Speaker of the House.  This is the man we need, not another neo-con Trotskyite who will follow the bidding of the globalist tyrants.

Please keep calling and writing your reps and demanding they listen to us.  Congressman Andy Biggs is the only one worthy to hold this position.

P.S. From former Congressman Madison Cawthorn: I really want to push back on this idea that the Republican agenda is really going to stall out. The Republican agenda is not going to take hold if we don’t have a conservative Speaker… What is going on now with these 20 right now is they are facing extreme pressure. Keep them in your prayers. Because make no mistake, there are incredible threats being levied at them. Ones that might be removed from committees. Others that they might be ruining their personal lives. They might be going after family members and their workplace. This is a very serious task that they are undertaking and it should not be taken lightly… I’m telling you, we know that Kevin McCarthy worked in secret to oust a lot of Republicans and conservatives from Congress who were running in the 2022 cycle which is why we have such a narrow majority. And so if he’s willing to do that politically, imagine what he’s willing to do with policy.

Don’t forget that McCarthy voted against the building of Trump’s border war and the repeal of Obamunist Care.  He is a major investor in CCP-controlled Sequoia Capital and beholden to Big Pharma.

©Kelleigh Nelson, 2023. All rights reserved.

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Searching For Reason Among The Rubble Of War

Satire: Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine? And why are there wars anyway? Well, we know this about wars: They are usually fought over energy-producing resources such as oil, gas, coal, and uranium. And they always end in some kind of negotiated settlement.

Recall, the parties to the Peace of Westphalia (1648) at the end of the Thirty Years War hated each other so much they would not meet to discuss peace terms in the same German town. Using the forerunner of the Bundespost, the parties gave us the world’s first All Mail-in Peace Treaty.

But what was the origin of violence between members of early Humankind? Professor Jared Diamond recounts how roving bands of hunter/gatherers would come into violent conflict with other hunter/gathering bands. Knowing the “why” behind their violence may be the key to understanding why wars begin.

Let’s say Fred and Wilma Flintstone are in pursuit of a Woolly Mammoth. They run into Og and Ogla who are after the same entrée. By Christian-Judeo standards (which, of course, had yet to be established), the two families should enjoy a Kosher BBQ together. But maybe False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR) overcame both families and they felt the need to attack each other.

Did Fred fear that Og fancied Wilma? Or, wanted to re-gender little Pebbles? Did Og fear that Fred fancied Ogla? Who knows? For sure, they were in fear of each other.
But, as they evolved from roving hunter/gathering bands into stay-at-home agricultural tribes, Fred, Wilma, Og, and Ogla, grew weary of violence. Their solution was to appoint a Chief, an arbiter to decide when violent aggression or self-defense was justified. Or, not.

But wait. While the Chief system cut down on the violence, some Chiefs decided to become hereditary Kings, and thus, the State, complete with Police and Military, was born. Fortunately, Fred and Og forced the King to adopt a Magna Carta, including a 2d Amendment that insured their right to keep their stone axes for hunting, for self-defense, and for in case the King got too big for his loincloth.

Archeologists can ID the gravesites of Kings by how much cool stuff is buried with them. Actually, many Kings were running a profitable protection racket. In exchange for taxes, Kings provided the masses with protection from each other and with secure borders to protect them from invading Kings and illegal migrants.

Thus, Feudalism was born — a system that employed a lot of stone masons until Chinese gunpowder was imported and put the stone masons out of work. Then, even though one of the King’s sons left a Slabtop lying around revealing how the King and his family were ripping off the masses, the Police hid the Slabtop, and the Metamorphic Media refused to inform the masses.

Maybe the genesis of violence is related to “recognition.” When God recognized Cain’s gift less worthy of praise than Abel’s gift, Cain, in a fit of jealousy, slew Abel. Maybe Putin, like Rodney Dangerfield, feels he gets no respect and not enough recognition. Maybe Putin is jealous of others with whom he must share the spotlight. Putin should note that God assigned Cain the off-camera role of wandering in perpetual darkness.

Suggested reading: The World Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond, 2012. Genesis 4:11-14., RSV.

©2023. William Hamilton. All rights reserved.

Senator Ben Cardin: Sieg Heil!

I have a group that pushes back whenever we see anyone trashing the Constitution.  This time, my Champions of the Constitution Grassroots Network pushes back against Senator Ben Cardin, Democrat of Maryland.

Last week, he said: “If you espouse hate, if you espouse violence, you’re not protected under the First Amendment. I think we can be more aggressive in the way that we handle that type of use of the internet.” Wrong, but he later doubled down, saying, “Hate speech is protected under the First Amendment, unless it incites violence.”  Wrong again.

Senator Cardin doesn’t understand the First Amendment and shows very little fidelity to free speech.

Let’s start with hate speech.  You might not like it, but the First Amendment protects my right to stand on a street corner and say, “I hate Pollocks and you should hate them, too,” just to pick a group and ethnic slur at random.  In fact, I can organize a whole neo-Nazi parade and march right down the main street of Skokie, Illinois – a Jewish suburb of Chicago – to express hatred of Jews.  That was a famous case in the 1970s.  So, regardless of what you hear these days, hate speech is protected under the First Amendment.

Espousing violence is also protected.  The Supreme Court drew a line in 1969 that is still in place today.  In the case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, the Court ruled that espousing violence is protected speech.  Contrary to what Ben Cardin says, I can get up on a street corner and say, “Violence, generally speaking, is a good idea.  People should throw rocks through store fronts and beat up the owners because violence is the only way we will ever throw off the capitalist system of oppression.”  But what I can’t say is, “Alright, people, pick up some rocks and throw them through the store across the street and beat up the owner, right now.”  That’s the incitement of “imminent lawless action” where the Supreme Court drew the line in Brandenburg.  Cardin forgets the “imminent” part.

So, Ben Cardin is just wrong when he says “If you espouse hate, if you espouse violence, you’re not protected under the First Amendment.”  He’s also wrong in saying, “Hate speech is protected under the First Amendment, unless it incites violence.”  These statements are wrong because hate speech, espousing violence, and inciting violence in general do not cross the line the Supreme Court drew in Brandenburg at “imminent lawless action.”  It would take an amendment to the Constitution to give Cardin what he wants.

Why do I say Senator Cardin shows little fidelity to free speech?  Because he wants to be “aggressive” in curbing hate speech and general incitement to violence on the Internet.  This is not a man who loves freedom.  This is a man who wants to make everyone jump to his tune.  This is a man who doesn’t want to hear certain speech and wants to stamp it out.  He has the instincts of an authoritarian.  Like former leftist David Horowitz says, “Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.”  To Cardin, we say, keep your hands off our Internet and our free speech.

People in my Network had instructive things to say about this.  One said, “Using Ben Cardin’s interpretation of the 1st Amendment, he and most other Democrats, not to mention the violence prone Antifa and BLM, would be immediately arrested for their blatant hate and encouragement of violence against real Americans.”

Another wrote a parody constitutional amendment along the lines Cardin suggests, which includes a definition of hate speech:

  • “Hate speech” as used in this article shall consist of any speech deemed to offend Senator Ben Cardin, Democrat from the State of Maryland, or his replacement in his seat of Congress as long as the replacement obtains a greater than 51% approval rating from the Congressional Progressive Caucus….

This person also reinforces the point Ben Cardin should be checked for authoritarian tendencies, so I’ll give them the last word:

  • It is amazing to behold the hubris of the radical left as they announce this and similar plans to impose their authoritarian utopia on the American citizenry. That they do so without a hint of hesitation or uncertainty as to the constitutionality of their plan is breathtaking.

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Self-Determined Gender Opens Up A Can Of Worms

An Ecuadorian man has changed his gender to gain custody of his children.


Self-determined gender is a cornerstone of a person’s identity. The resulting obligation of States is to provide access to gender recognition in a manner consistent with the rights to freedom from discrimination, equal protection of the law, privacy, identity and freedom of expression.”

So says the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in a sterling affirmation of gender fluidity as a human right.

However, the possibilities arising from liberation from cisgender normativity have still not been fully realised in the United States and other Anglophone countries. People have been changing their gender on passports, ID cards, and birth certificates to validate their authentic gendered self. It’s part of a patchwork of solutions to gender dysphoria. Boring.

In Latin America people have been far more creative in exercising these new-found freedoms.

In 2021 a new party, Fuerza por Mexico (FxM) was having trouble meeting gender parity requirement for electoral lists. Fortunately, 18 of its candidates in the state of Tlaxcala, to the west of Mexico City, were courageous enough to embrace their true gender identity. Appearances notwithstanding, they always had been women.

Some people churlishly alleged that this was just a self-serving charade. However, the Tlaxcala electoral commission declared that it was wrong to doubt the reality of the candidates’ gender self-identification. How could you? Only the candidates know whether they are male or female or whatever. Biology has nothing to do with it.

And now an Ecuadorian dad caught up in a messy divorce case has declared that he is really a woman, and therefore a mother of his two daughters. The possibility of changing gender came as godsend to him, because a judge had declared that she could only grant custody to the children’s mother.

As El Universo reports, just after Christmas René Salinas Ramos legally changed his gender in the registry office of the city of Cuenca. René, a journalist, is confident of her true sex, but was willing to sacrifice the sex she was assigned at birth to subvert a legal system which gives women more rights in custody cases. “This is a proof of my love for my children,” says Ms Salinas.

Ecuador appears to be far more progressive than the United States. Since 2015, its citizens have been able to change their gender, provided that they are of legal age and that two witness can testify to the autonomy of their decision. Unfortunately they can only do this once and it has to last for at least two years, unlike the even more progressive state of Victoria, in Australia, where genders can be changed every 12 months.

Hopefully this will bring to an end a very sticky situation. He, or rather she, has not seen one of her daughters for a year and a half. The other, she alleges, is being physically mistreated. She would like custody of the girls.

However, the court has declared that until the case is resolved, the children must remain with “su mamá”, their mother.

No sooner said than done. René is now a mother of her daughters.

“Now that I am a woman, I can be a mother and I am on an equal footing to fight for my daughters’ parental rights,” Salinas told La Voz de Tomebomba.

“I haven’t seen my daughters for more than five months. I can be a mother too, I know how to cook, give love, do the ironing and other motherly things,” explained Salinas.

With respect, it does appear that René Salinas is trying to game Ecuador’s law on gender recognition. It’s impossible to know the real story behind this custody dispute. However, René’s tactic is more honourable than the one used by male criminals masquerading as women who live in women’s prisons to have more lenient conditions and access to sex.

Or mediocre athletes who break women’s sporting records.

Once reality is abandoned as the basis for law, there’s no telling how gender fantasies will be exploited to gain power, adulation, or sex.

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Michael Cook

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George Washington & The Red Pill

A description of George Washington’s transformation from gentleman planter to Revolutionary Patriarch of a Nation, as a real-life template for Neo  –  motion picture protagonist of The Matrix  –  a character likewise awakening to a seminal role as a Revolutionary Agent of Liberty after swallowing a Red Pill.


As a youth, young man and then ambitious Virginian gentleman planter George Washington sipped the sweetness of partaking – despite the Vine of Tyranny sending out evermore encompassing & invasive tendrils to imperceptibly envelop the unfettered Trellis of Liberty that Virginians had constructed for themselves.

In retrospect, it was an idyllic state  –  so like the intended manner of living Providence had provided for men, as to be almost…dream-like.

Then, as Liberty began to recede under the weight of Tyranny, clutched by tendrils of taxation, legal bindings & the exertions of Monarchical Force upon People of the Colonies  –  up to and including the shedding of blood  –  a maturing Washington began to awaken through circumstance & the shared counsel of contemporaries to his part in casting off Tyranny, to restore & secure the blessings of Liberty for the budding Nation and its Posterity.

Thus, reluctantly, did Washington come to find himself over the course of events in the dire, dark & despairing Winter of 1776, huddling with men in the field, in some of the worst winter snow and bitter cold yet on record for the Nation  –  absent sufficient rations, medicine, supplies, arms, treasure, comfort or numbers clinging tenuously to the shore of Hope, along the frozen western bank of the ice caked Delaware River.

Celebrated Patriot Thomas Paine had followed these American Revolutionaries across their New Jersey retreat, famously writing:

“These are the times that try men’s souls…”  1

Reeling from discouraging defeats, with the sour tastes of retreat & even acidulous treason sharp on his tongue, while the Continental Congress bickered over particulars, as the remnants of the Continental Army withered by the hour in the depths of privation, with enlistments about to run out, and with American Liberty itself hanging in the precarious balance, an impulse began to emerge from deep within Washington’s breast. In the lonely hours of the Commander in Chief’s greatest need, a primordial compulsion, innate & unyielding  –  unbidden yet familiar and Universal to All Men  –  the intrinsic Impulse to Freedom, arose to compel him to action.

Against all convention, against all odds & even against much sober counsel, Washington would act.

With Washington in the vanguard, the Revolutionaries crossed the Delaware on Christmas Night in daunting, frightful conditions, to crush the Monarch’s Hessian mercenaries garrisoned at Trenton the next morning.

A thousand enemy were killed, casualties or captured.

Full consummation of Washington’s Impulse was near at hand and the Light of Liberty once again began to flicker a little more brightly over the land. He grew anxious to extend the moment’s initiative to full advantage.

The day before New Year’s Eve, he again crossed the Delaware from the west  –  in even more desperate conditions  –  issuing a proclamation at Trenton that the American Army had returned & calling on the whole of the People to rise up against the Enemy and drive them from the land.

So it was on January 3rd, 1777, 1,500 Continentals met a proportionate number of the Enemy at Princeton.

The fighting became general as the Monarch’s minions fought with the resolve of battle hardened troops.

At a critical moment an American Brigadier was mortally wounded and his command  –  despite reinforcement from militia  –  wavered and fell back.

If Liberty were not to be extinguished in America,

there must appear someone now  –  right now  –  to redeem Her.

Anyone who believes the Affairs of Mankind do not hinge upon the Greatness of Men has not long considered the achievement of George Washington.

On white horse Washington galloped forward at the head of most of his men.

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union describes what passed next:

“…Amidst the flying musket balls Washington coolly assured his soldiers, “Parade with us my brave fellows! There is but a handful of the enemy and we shall have them directly!” Washington then proceeded to lead the militiamen forward to the front. He at one point was only 30 yards from the British line – easy musket range…one of Washington’s officers reportedly pulled his hat over his eyes, expecting to see the General shot from the saddle at any moment. Despite his proximity, Washington remained uninjured and his galvanizing presence stabilized the American line at a critical moment in the battle. Soon Washington, along with fresh reinforcements, were chasing the remnants of the enemy’s broken force through the fields and woods.” 2

Washington biographer Harrison Clark described it thus:

“…Washington himself came up with the greater part of his men. Charging ahead on his horse he rallied the Americans, telling them to hold their fire. The enemy shot first and there was a great cloud of smoke around the general. One aide put his hands over his eyes, afraid to see the commander in chief fall. Then Washington called the order to charge and fire and the British lines broke. Washington and his cavalry pursued them, while others chased the enemy as far as four miles on foot.” 3

Charging to the front, perhaps intuitively perhaps consciously, in realization of the moment of sacred conviction  –  the crucible test when a man girds up his loins to throw into the balance everything he ever had or can have, including every sinew & fiber of his being at the cost of even his very life  –  in the close press of duty renouncing without qualm or compunction, that sweetness of partaking in family, friends, in fine even Liberty itself, Washington committed himself resolutely to the course. This decisive instant was Washington’s point of no return, his swallowed Red Pill  –  the selfless moment of his perfection as a man, as a Patriot, as a Leader  –  the moment of his sublime, solemn consummation.  From this point forward there would be no looking back.

George Washington was all in.

Soon enough, the Creator’s Gift of Liberty to All People had been secured again for a time in America and in that reality, lay Hope for All the World.

Later after the dust of battle and travail of years & precedent in consolidating a government Of the People, By the People and For the People had long settled in the new United States, a matured and reflective Washington gave us his final, priceless gift. Solicitous as ever for the welfare of Fellow Citizens and for Their Posterity, Washington favored us with his hard won wisdom & paternal counsel in his timeless “Farewell Address To The People of The United States.”  It stands alongside the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence forming the Seminal Trinity of American Political Letters.

WE IGNORE ITS SAGE DICTUMS AT OUR ETERNAL PERIL.

Trajectory of awakening consummated, Citizen Washington passed from this earthly realm in 1799, the Venerated Father of a Grateful Nation & the Protector of Christ’s Liberty in America, taking his place among the Immortal Champions of the Pantheon of Freedom.

Citizens, should we each in turn, fulfill the restored Promise of Liberty in our own trajectories, Freedom shall ever beam upon this Earth.

©P. Brooks. All rights reserved.

SOURCES:

  1. Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, December 23, 1776.
  2. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, 10 Facts about the    Battle of Princeton, 2016.
  3. E. Harrison Clark, All Cloudless Glory: The Life of George Washington, Vol. I, pages 307-308, 1996.
  4. George Washington, Farewell Address To The People of The United States.  Original Manuscript, New York Public Library, Manhattan, Schwarzman Building, Manuscripts & Archives Division, Fifth Ave. at 42nd Street, Third Floor Room 328, New York, NY 10018. Tel. 212 930 0801.

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The Democratization of Vice

One of the insidious machines Democrats use to gain popularity and power is the democratization of vice.  It’s an easy sell.  Vote for the Democrats because they promise to legalize everything that feels good.  It’s much harder to struggle against base instincts and not make pleasure-seeking the center of your existence.

But it’s a fantasyland to think things that feel good have no consequences.  Sexual promiscuity?  You’ll end up with sexually transmitted diseases or a baby you didn’t want.  Legalized gambling?  It’s foreseeable some people will end up with gambling addictions that will ruin their lives.

And so it is with recreational marijuana, now legal in 21 states and the District of Columbia, thanks to the Democrats.  But there are consequences, as I’ve outlined in previous commentaries.  One of those consequences is back in the news today:  The number of toddlers poisoned by marijuana edibles is up 15-fold from five years ago, as marijuana has become legal in more states.  There are now more than 3,000 cases a year.  Hundreds of children are ending up in the hospital from eating marijuana-laced cookies, candies, and chocolate.  They are admitted to critical care units with breathing problems or even in a coma.  But if it feels good, do it – right?  It doesn’t matter who you hurt, even your own children.  Speaking of hurting children, a Virginia mother was charged with murder after her 4-year-old son died from eating THC gummies.  Virginia legalized recreational marijuana in 2021, thanks to the Democrats.

Darn those pesky consequences.  Here are some more:

Marijuana smoke causes more lung damage than tobacco smoke.  More pot users than cigarette smokers have emphysema.  It takes a while to manifest, but pot smoke pokes holes in lung tissue and users will eventually start coughing, wheezing, and having difficulty breathing.  Marijuana smoke causes more damage because potheads hold it in longer.

Betcha the Democrats didn’t tell you that.  They’re also not telling you you’re setting yourself up for psychosis and schizophrenia if you smoke marijuana.  Not only that, if you expose your unborn child to marijuana, they are more likely to have psychotic episodes by the time they are 10.

The manufacturers are deliberately increasing the potency of their marijuana products because users are developing a tolerance, requiring more active ingredient to get the same high.  So, you get all the psychosis and none of the profit.  Sounds like a deal to me.

Other problems arising from marijuana use include:  vomiting, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, memory loss, learning deficits, lost IQ, poor decisionmaking, heart attacks, lower income, impairment of relationships, and lower life expectancy.  Should I go on?  OK, I will: dropping out of high school, lower GPAs and longer graduation times in college, and vulnerability to opioid addiction.  Betcha the smiley-face Democrats didn’t tell you all that.

Meanwhile, their friends in the pot industry will sell $30 billion of the stuff this year.  Big players control the market.  Somebody should investigate their political campaign contributions.  What do you want to bet campaign donations didn’t buy Democrat votes to legalize marijuana in the 21 states I mentioned?

Follow the money, folks.  You’re being played.  Stay stoned and don’t look behind the curtain.

©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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