Texas Governor’s Letter to Biden RE: The Invasion of America’s Southern Border

Below is Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s letter to Joe Biden regarding the invasion at the southern Border. Governor Abbott’s communication is candid, factual, and in the best interest of his State of Texas. As the Chief Executive Officer for his state, Governor Abbott defines most clearly his authority (actually the authority of every Governor as granted by the U.S. Constitution) to defend his state and the proper citizens therein, against all invasions and attempts to collapse the sovereignty of the state.

Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, of the United States Constitution states, “an acknowledgement of the States’ sovereign interest in protecting their borders.” Particularly fascinating is U.S. case Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387, 419 (2012). As I write this, I am in my home State of Arizona. It is terribly sad Arizona does not have a Governor who can lead, not merely manage; who can take his rightful, legal, constitutional authority and do what the Texas Governor did. I can think of no higher calling or responsibility a Chief Executive Officer; whether he/she be a Mayor, Governor or President can perform than to protect the very people who placed them into office with the prayer that the Chief Executive would watch over and protect the citizen as well as their city, state or this great nation. So very many Governors have failed, and failed miserably.

Thank you Governor Abbott for demonstrating what a true leader is like. The people of the Great State and Republic of Texas are fortunate to have you as their governor.


Texas Governor’s letter to Biden

November 16, 2022

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Biden:

The U.S. Constitution won ratification by promising the States, in Article IV, § 4, that the federal government “shall protect each of them against Invasion.” By refusing to enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress, including 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(1)’s criminal prohibition against aliens entering the United States between authorized ports of entry, your Administration has made clear that it will not honor that guarantee. The federal government’s failure has forced me to invoke Article I, § 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, thereby enabling the State of Texas to protect its own territory against invasion by the Mexican drug cartels.

Your inaction has led to catastrophic consequences. Under your watch, America is suffering the highest volume of illegal immigration in the history of our country. This past year, more than 2 million immigrants tried to enter the country illegally, coming from more than 100 countries across the globe. Worse yet, your failed border policies recently prompted a United Nations agency to declare that the border between the United States and Mexico is the deadliest land crossing in the world.

Texans are paying the price for your failure. Ranches are being ripped apart, and homes are vulnerable to intrusion. Our border communities are regularly disrupted by human traffickers and bailouts. Deadly fentanyl is crossing the porous border to such a degree that it is now the leading cause of death for citizens between the ages of 18 and 45.

By opening our border to this record-breaking level of illegal immigration, you and your Administration are in violation of Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Your sustained dereliction of duty compels Texas to invoke the powers reserved in Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which represents “an acknowledgement of the States’ sovereign interest in protecting their borders.” Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387, 419 (2012) (Scalia, J., dissenting). Using that authority, Texas will escalate our efforts to repel and turn back any immigrant who seeks to enter our State at a border crossing that Congress has designated as illegal; to return to the border those who do cross illegally; and to arrest criminals who violate Texas law.

Know this: Article I, § 10, Clause 3 is not just excess verbiage. It reflects an understanding by our Founders, the authors of the Constitution, that some future President might abandon his obligation to safeguard the States from an extraordinary inflow of people who have no legal right of entry.

They foresaw your failures. In the more than 240 years of our great nation, no Administration has done more than yours to place the States in “imminent Danger”—a direct result of your policy decisions and refusal to deliver on the Article IV, § 4 guarantee. In the absence of action by your Administration to secure the border, every act by Texas officials is taken pursuant to the authority that the Founders recognized in Article I, § 10, Clause 3.

All of this can be avoided, of course, if you will simply enforce the laws that are already on the books. Your Administration must end its catch-and-release policies, repel this unprecedented mass migration, and satisfy its constitutional obligation through faithful execution of the immigration laws enacted by Congress:

  • You should aggressively prosecute the federal crimes of illegal entry and illegal reentry.
    See 8 U.S.C. § 1325, § 1326.
  • You should comply with statutes mandating that various categories of aliens “shall” be detained. See, e.g., 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(1)(B)(ii) & (iii)(IV) (aliens claiming asylum); id. § 1225(b)(2)(A) (aliens applying for admission); id. § 1226(c)(1) (criminal aliens); id. § 1231(a)(2) (aliens ordered removed); id. § 1222(a) (aliens who may carry disease).
  •  You should stop paroling aliens en masse in violation of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which decrees that aliens applying for admission can be paroled into the United States “only on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.” 8 U.S.C. § 1182(d)(5)(A).
  •  You should fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols, such that aliens seeking admission remain in Mexico while proceedings unfold in the United States. See 8 U.S.C.
    § 1225(b)(2)(C).
  • You should immediately resume construction of the border wall in Texas, using the billions of dollars Congress has appropriated for that purpose. See FY2021 DHS Appropriations Act § 210, Pub. L. 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182, 1456–57 (Dec. 27, 2020); FY2020 DHS Appropriations Act § 209, Pub. L. 116-93, 133 Stat. 2317, 2511–12 (Dec. 20, 2019).

Americans want an orderly immigration process that adheres to the laws enacted by the legislators they sent to Washington. In the words of Judge Oldham, however, you have “supplant[ed] the rule of law with the rule of say-so” while “tell[ing] Congress to pound sand.” Texas v. Biden, 20 F.4th 928, 982, 1004 (5th Cir. 2021); cf. U.S. CONST. art. I, § 8, cl. 4 (empowering Congress “[t]o establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization”).

Before you took office, the United States enjoyed some of the lowest illegal-immigration figures it had seen in decades. Your Administration gutted the policies that yielded those low numbers. You must reinstate the policies that you eliminated, or craft and implement new policies, in order to fulfill your constitutional duty to enforce federal immigration laws and protect the States against invasion.

Your silence in the face of our repeated pleas is deafening. Your refusal to even visit the border for a firsthand look at the chaos you have caused is damning. Two years of inaction on your part now leave Texas with no choice but to escalate our efforts to secure our State. Your open-border policies, which have catalyzed an unprecedented crisis of illegal immigration, are the sole cause of Texas having to invoke our constitutional authority to defend ourselves.

Sincerely,

Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas

cc: The Honorable Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Attorney General
The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

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A Breath of Fresh Air for Free Speech

Elon Musk is really shaking things up at Twitter. In a win for free speech, Twitter will no longer enforce its COVID misinformation policy which had been used to silence people who questioned the government’s COVID vaccine and treatment narratives.  It was also announced this week Twitter will reinstate 62,000 large accounts and release its files on the suppression of free speech that occurred under former management.  With respect to the latter, Musk tweeted Monday, “The public deserves to know what really happened.”

The Left is freaking out.  One leftist at Harvard even said Musk is “opening the gates of hell….  People can come back and engage in doxing, targeted harassment, vicious bullying, calls for violence, celebration of violence. I can’t even begin to state how dangerous this will be.”  Yah, yah, we’ve heard it all before – ‘your speech is violence and my violence is speech.’  Some people just can’t stand for other people to be free.  The First Amendment has a lot of enemies at this point, I oppose them all.  Especially the ones who go on TV and use their free speech rights to trash free speech and tell people like me to shut up.  Go fly a kite!

The Biden administration doesn’t like free speech, either.  It labels ordinary parents who speak up at school board meetings ‘domestic terrorists’.  Dozens of Biden administration officials engaged in a gigantic censorship enterprise with Big Tech firms, including Twitter.  The Missouri Attorney General sued to stop it and the first depositions, including Anthony Fauci’s, have gotten underway.

But federal agencies are still trying to stifle free speech in other ways.  The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million in grants in the last couple of years to projects seeking to clamp down on the dissemination of information that runs counter to phony government narratives on COVID and elections.  The Education Department wants a rule that would punish pro-life speech as ‘discrimination’.

The Biden administration clearly won’t stop with the censorship.  So it should make you more than a little nervous the White House says it is “monitoring” what Elon Musk is doing at Twitter.  “We’re all keeping a close eye on this,” the White House press secretary said.  “Platforms must be held accountable for the harms that they cause,” she said later.  There they go with the ‘harms’, again.  The only harm that’s being done is exposing phony government narratives for what they are.

Enemies of free expression outside the Biden administration are busy, as well.  California passed a law targeting doctors who don’t toe the government line on COVID treatments.  Amazon pulled a book on Islamic terrorism.  A California community college won’t allow students to post anticommunist flyers on bulletin boards.

I continue to speak out against all such efforts and to champion free speech.  It’s nice to have a new ally, a free speech “absolutist” like Elon Musk, join the fight.  

©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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VIDEO EXPOSE: Apple Computers Block All P2P Communications for the Chinese Government

Tucker Carlson reveals that Apple computers blocked all P2P communications for the Chinese Government to help them stop the protests.


Apple used to have air drop which allows file transfers without the use of the Internet. But they dropped an update which disabled it in China without telling the people it disabled it.

The collusion of big business with totalitarian government is known as fascism. It also happens in Canada in much the same way, and we have published the proof of it over and over, where Facebook worked with the Canadian government under Trudeau to block signals from phones at protests to people’s accounts showing the protest and speakers etc.

Tucker also has a segment of Dr. Malhotra from his morning show yesterday.

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Our Worst Fears Confirmed, Vaccine Passports Approved

G20 Signs Declaration for International Vaccine Passport


STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The G20, a group of 19 nations — including the U.S. — plus the European Union, recently held their annual business meeting (B20) in Bali, Indonesia, where they declared that a digital vaccine passport, standardized by the World Health Organization, will be part of international pandemic prevention and response moving forward
  • The rule for standardized international vaccine passports will be introduced as a revision to the international health regulations during the next World Health Assembly in Geneva
  • The G20 recommendations also include the creation of guidelines for a globally coordinated response to crises, “enhanced by a technology-enabled ‘always-on’ global health infrastructure,” and a mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines made by G20 members
  • President Biden signed the declaration despite the promises made by his White House COVID-19 Response Team leader, Jeff Zients, who in April 2021 stated, “Let me be clear that the government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a [vaccination] credential”
  • The fact that the COVID shots do not prevent spread of infection has now been established many times over. This alone proves that vaccine passports are not for the purpose of containing epidemics. An international vaccine passport is the gateway to complete totalitarian control, because the entire control grid around a person gets tied together by it

As noted by former U.S. Rep. Dr. Ron Paul in the video above, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab and other globalist leaders substitute truth with their own opinions. They decide what’s right and wrong; they decide what’s right for everyone. They dictate what’s “true” on any given day.

Anyone who disagrees with them is an “enemy of the state” — they being “the state” or, more accurately, the Deep State, the hidden power behind the apparent power of official government. Who are the members of this cabal? There’s no official membership list, but over time many of the individual players have become discernible.

The globalist cabal includes but is not limited to government heads, bankers and members of nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s) and liberal think tanks around the world.

One way in which the cabal hides its undemocratic influence is by having its members in dozens of different organizations. When several organizations agree on an issue, it makes it appear as though there’s a majority view, a consensus. But in reality, it’s the same small group of individuals asserting their agenda.

G20 Green-Light International Vaccine Passports

The G20, a group of 19 nations — including the U.S. — plus the European Union, recently held their annual business meeting (B20) in Bali, Indonesia, where they declared that digital vaccine passports, standardized by the World Health Organization, will be part of international pandemic prevention and response moving forward.1

Part of the policy declaration3 reads:4

“We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.”

The rule for standardized international vaccine passports will reportedly be introduced as a revision to the international health regulations during the next World Health Assembly in Geneva.5

What this means is that when the next pandemic is declared, only those who have this digital health certificate will be allowed to move about freely and travel internationally. And, of course, only those who have been appropriately tested and/or vaccinated will have a valid passport.

In addition to adopting an international digital vaccine passport, the G20 recommendations also include the creation of guidelines for a globally coordinated response to crises, “enhanced by a technology-enabled ‘always-on’ global health infrastructure,” and a mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines made by G20 members.

Schwab Tells Us What the G20 Are All About

Aside from key government leaders, high-profile globalists such as Schwab were also in attendance at the G20 meetings. In his B20 keynote address, Schwab highlighted the cabal’s agenda and goals:6

“What we have to confront is a deep, systemic and structural re-structuring of our world … [The] world will look differently after we have gone through this transition process.”

Part of that worldwide restructuring of society that the WEF, the G20 and many other organizations are working in lockstep to achieve is the implementation of a global vaccine passport, which all of the G20 members have now agreed to. In the case of the U.S., President Biden signed the declaration despite the promises made by his White House COVID-19 Response Team leader, Jeff Zients, who in April 2021 stated:7

“Let me be clear that the government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential. There’ll be no federal vaccination database, no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.”

Basis for Vaccine Passports No Longer Exist

If you’re a rational person, you’re probably thinking, “But wait, the COVID jabs don’t prevent infection or spread, so there’s no basis for vaccine passports anymore.” Indeed, this fact has now been established many times over. This alone proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that COVID vaccine passports have nothing to do with public health or safety.


An international vaccine passport is the gateway to complete totalitarian control, because the entire control grid around a person gets tied together by it.


Their purpose is not to prevent or contain pandemics. They’re a control mechanism,8 and a really important one. Vaccine passports are THE gateway to complete, totalitarian control of the populations of the world. The globalist cabal desperately needs everyone to have this passport, because the entire control grid around a person gets tied together by it. This is why fighting for informed consent is so crucial.

But how is the G20 getting around the obvious fact that the COVID passports are useless for their stated purpose? They ignore it, and instead stress that everyone also needs a digital identity, and this digital COVID certificate does both.

Outside their own circle, this rationale makes no sense whatsoever, but as noted by Dutch legal philosopher Eva Vlaardingerbroek, the fact that vaccine passports are sold based on a fraudulent premise is now “so obvious that they’ve thrown logic out the window.”9

Their decisions make no sense, and they have no intention of making them sensible. They’re banking on being able to entrap us in their control system, at which point they’ll be able to tell you the moon is made of cheese and you’ll have no way of correcting them without losing everything.

Digital Identity Is Total Surveillance to Control You

As reported by Sociable:10

“In August, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a 99-page guide book11 on the implementation of digital documentation of COVID-19 certificates, aka vaccine passports, stating that ‘a health pass based solely on individual vaccination status may increase the risk of disease spread.’

This is because the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ were never proven to prevent transmission nor infection, and it recently came to light in the European Parliament that Pfizer never even tested its product for stopping transmission. Despite this knowledge being publicly available, the B20 is still recommending proof of vaccination as a means to travel …

Vaccine passports, by their very nature, serve as a form of digital identity, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). A digital identity encompasses everything that makes you unique in the digital realm, and it is a system that can consolidate all of your most personal intimate data, including which websites you visit, your online purchases, health records, financial accounts, and who you’re friends with on social media …

[D]igital identity schemes can give governments and corporations the power to incentivize, coerce, or otherwise manipulate human behavior under a system of social credit. Digital identities can be used to determine what products, services, and information are available to us, and they can certainly be used by public and private entities to deny us that access.”

Click here to view the Digital Identity graphic. Source: World Economic Forum12

In March 2021, Naomi Wolf, author of “The End Of America,” warned that accepting digital ID will be the end of all freedom:13,14

“I cannot say this forcefully enough: This is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned … Vaccine passports sound like a fine thing if you don’t know what those platforms can do.

I’m CEO of a tech company, I understand what this platform does. It’s not about the vaccine, it’s not about the virus, it’s about data. And once this rolls out you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all.”

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver has also issued a warning, saying:15

“Digital health or vaccine passports along with tracking and tracing apps present a serious threat to freedom. Vaccine passports and tracking apps are about collecting data and control. The vaccine passport is being promoted worldwide to limit a person’s ability to leave home, work, shop, dine, travel, attend a public event, or even worship.

COVID is being used to advance this dangerous threat to freedom. We must never accept vaccine passports or tracking apps as the new normal. The implications for freedom are significant.”

Vaccine Passports Are Gateway for Complete Financial Control

When vaccine passports first became a topic of international discussions, many of us saw the writing on the wall and warned that such an implementation would become a tool for complete financial and physical control, and would automatically eliminate basic human rights and freedoms.

At the time, we were labeled crazy conspiracy theorists, but it didn’t take long before our worst fears were confirmed. Your vaccine passport will be your digital identity (as confirmed by the WEF), and to that digital identity they plan to add a programmable central bank digital currency (CBDC) and a social credit score. These plans are not a conspiracy theory. They’re out in the open.

When you add all of those ingredients together — vaccine requirements for maintaining a valid passport, a digital identity, a social credit score and programmable CBDCs — you end up with a control grid that will eliminate your freedom to live life according to your own desires.

Even your diet can then be dictated by these megalomaniacs. They’re hell-bent on eliminating your ability to eat meat, for example. The whole world, especially the Western world, must transition to insect protein, they say. Meanwhile, you will not find meal worms and crickets on the menus at their globalist gatherings.16 No, insect protein is for the expendables.

COVID Is Used as a Path to Global Financial Surveillance

Once vaccine passports/digital identity and CBDCs are in place, the global cabal will be able to control your physical movements, behaviors and purchases based on how well you conform to their ideals, no matter how irrational, immoral, unethical, unfair or dangerous those may be. As reported by The Daily Sceptic:17

“It’s seemed evident for a while that the current fiat monetary system is, at best, unstable. At worst, it’s a Ponzi scheme whose time has expired. If that’s the case, I suspect the central bankers and 0.1% know this and might be prepared to usher in the new system before the old one collapses on itself — even as they loot it on the way down with the most significant wealth transfer in human history.

To anyone who pays attention to these trends, it seems evident that Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) will be that new system. Every indication is that CBDC’s arrival is imminent. [November 15, 2022], several global banks announced a partnership with the New York Federal Reserve to pilot digital dollars18,19 

From my vantage point, it’s impossible to overstate the risk presented by CBDC. Whether it’s a utopian vision based on good intentions or a sinister plot to crush our sovereignty, the result may be the same: control. A Central Bank Digital Currency has all the downsides of fiat money, plus the added layers of surveillance and programmability overseen by the state.

So many people on Team Reality have likely felt like dissidents over the last few years simply for challenging anything beyond the herd mentality … Imagine a monetary system with features baked-in to socially engineer how we live. For example:

  • Health: ‘You didn’t take your booster … you’re not allowed in public spaces.’
  • Energy: ‘You used your energy allotment this month … your electric car won’t start.’
  • Food: ‘You ate too much meat this week … your money is only good for plants (or bugs).’
  • Savings: ‘If you don’t take your rations soon … your money will expire at the end of the month.’
  • Free Speech: ‘You shared info that we disagree with … our algorithm is fining you.’ (PayPal has already started doing this) …

As we saw with the lockdowns, China is the model emulated in the west. Like the creep towards health-related authoritarian measures, unelected globalists with financial interests lurk in the background …

If you have yet to notice, a primary theme of the last three-plus years (at least) is ‘freedom vs. control’, so it’s not hyperbole to suggest that the future must be decentralized if we want to ensure our children grow up in a free world.”

Globalists Have Overplayed Their Hand

If there’s a silver lining in all of this, it’s that the globalist cabal — the “deep state” that pulls the strings of governments around the world, the hidden power that is making decisions that are devastating for the entire world — overplayed their hand during COVID, exposing their heinous ideologies and plans for all the world to see. As noted by Maajid Nawaz in an interview this past summer (video above):

“When dogma defines your behavior you’re no longer looking at reality … so you’re going to be less pragmatic … That leaves serious blind spots. You end up not seeing reality for what it is, and that is why they ended up overplaying their hand. They’re not looking to reality, they’re looking to their dream, their ideal, which is actually a nightmare.

One great thing that happened during COVID is they overplayed their hand. They exposed themselves … There’s now very little doubt, among those who have heard of the World Economic Forum, that it’s attempting to influence how we do government and politics …

Why do we have an unelected bureaucrat, and a foreign one at that, telling us how to live our lives …? It doesn’t make sense. But then we go further. Why do they all seem to be beholden to this unelected foreign bureaucrat? Why do they all appear to be doing this man’s bidding? … Why can’t they just say no?”

As noted by Nawaz, the government leaders who are not saying no to Schwab for some reason cannot say no, likely because they’ve been compromised. Compromising and blackmailing officials on behalf of the globalist cabal was Jeffrey Epstein’s specialty, and there’s no reason to assume their secrets died with him.

Those with cleaner records may have been threatened into compliance. I would add a third possibility, and that is that they’re in on it because they share the globalists ideals, which include not only top-down authoritarianism but also transhumanism and eugenics. A fourth possibility is self-preservation. They may simply want to secure their own position within the ruling echelon in the new world of “have it alls” and “have nothings.”

We Now Know What They’re Capable Of

Whatever the incentive, the problem they now all face is the fact that they’ve prematurely exposed themselves and their plans. They’ve also exposed how far they’re willing to go. For example, we know they’re willing to seize your bank account and close down your ability to transact over something as minor as making a donation to a cause they don’t like or posting “wrong”-think on social media — and that’s without the benefit of CBDCs!

So, they’ve already shown us what they WILL do once CBDCs are in place. The only difference is that penalties can then be automated. Is this a world you want to live in? Is this what you want for your children and grandchildren? If not, it’s your duty to be the resistance.

Adults today are the last generation that will be able to prevent this global tyranny. If we do nothing, our children will be ensconced in a digital prison they won’t be able to break free from. So, we cannot leave it to them. It’s up to us. So, when CBDCs are rolled out, we must reject them, no matter how inconvenient that might be. When vaccine passports are rolled out, we must reject them, despite the limitations that might bring.

In 2021, countless people were coerced into taking the jabs because they wanted to travel, fearing travel bans for the unvaccinated would be permanent. Well, they weren’t, because enough people pushed back.

We may have to endure limitations if we refuse the coming international vaccine passport, but if enough people around the world refuse, the system won’t work, and those limitations will prove to be temporary. The only way any of the globalists plans can become permanent is if we do as we’re told and go along with them.

EDITORS NOTE: This MERCOLA column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

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The New Voting System That Gave Dems a GOP House Seat is Dangerous. Here’s Why

Alaska’s sole congressional seat, which had been in GOP hands for 49 years, was recently captured by Democrat Mary Peltola. The victory has been touted by liberals as either vindication of their agenda or as portending the end of the career of Sarah Palin, Peltola’s most high-profile opponent. Yet the result, which took weeks to finalize, was easily explainable:

It was a function of Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting (RCV) and Top-four Primary (TFP) system — a system electoral engineers would like to institute nationwide.

In essence, this system created a situation in which Palin and another Republican, Nick Begich, were both running against Peltola in the general election and divided up the GOP vote.

Before explaining the real problem with RCV and TFP, let’s review what they are. Per Ballotpedia:

A ranked-choice voting system (RCV) is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. If a candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, he…is declared the winner. If no candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first-preference votes is eliminated. First-preference votes cast for the failed candidate are eliminated, lifting the next-preference choices indicated on those ballots. A new tally is conducted to determine whether any candidate has won a majority of the adjusted votes. The process is repeated until a candidate wins an outright majority.

Then there’s the TFP, which “is a type of primary election in which all candidates are listed on the same primary ballot,” Ballotpedia also explains. “The top four vote-getters, regardless of their partisan affiliations, advance to the general election. Consequently, it is possible for four candidates belonging to the same political party to win in a top-four primary and face off in the general election.”

Proponents say this system gives citizens more choices and reduces the chances a “radical” will be elected because not only can everyone vote in the primary, but no one can win by capturing just a plurality (e.g., 37 percent) of the vote. Opponents assert that this merely favors the most politician-like of politicians, people who don’t take firm stands on hot-button issues and remain “inoffensive” enough to be everyone’s second choice. Yet the most significant problem with this system is different: It’s completely incompatible with our larger system.

To grasp why, realize that contrary to popular belief, you’re voting in the general election for the party and not the person. How?

Consider: Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is thought to be perhaps the most conservative high-profile Democrat in America. Yet as of June 2nd of 2021, he’d voted with Joe Biden 100 percent of the time.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is despised by the GOP base for being a quintessential liberal anti-Trumper. Yet she voted with President Trump 93 percent of the time. In other words, she voted very much as Marjorie Taylor Greene does today.

These individuals aren’t exceptions, either, but the norm. No matter what politicians say while campaigning, they’ll vote with their party the vast majority of the time. The point?

In practice, we have a binary system in which one of two major parties will wield power.

So essentially, the question put to voters at general election time is always this: Do you want to provide another vote to advance the Democrat agenda or another vote to advance the Republican agenda? Most Americans aren’t aware of this, of course, and thus often focus on personalities (e.g., the Walker vs. Warnock race in Georgia), on “voting for the person.”

(Note: We vote for the person and not the party in traditional primaries, because then we’re voting within a party.)

Our traditional closed primary system, yielding two major-party general-election candidates, mitigates this problem. After all, it presents the voter in our de facto binary system with something entirely congruent: a binary choice.

In contrast, RCV/TFP contravenes this system. Not only does it tacitly advance the fallacy that general elections are about the person and not the party by de-emphasizing parties, but it actually reduces the chances that an area will be represented by the party more closely reflecting its values. Alaska is a case in point: Palin and Begich would have voted similarly in Congress. But because they were both forced to run alongside each other in the general election and split the GOP vote, their district will be represented by someone who’ll vote contrary to most of its residents’ wishes.

To cement the point, imagine that a large group of people must choose an operating system for a computer and, though many OS’s exist, the only two on everyone’s radar screen are Apple and Microsoft Windows. But now imagine that instead of being presented with just this choice, the “voters” are given a third option: a copy of Apple called Candy Apple. Sure, they should realize the two are functionally identical but, people being people, many Apple adherents split their vote.

The result is that while it seemed the voters were being given more of a choice, they essentially were robbed of choice by a system that ensured Windows would emerge victorious.

So it often is with RCV/TFP. Since R’s tend to vote like other R’s and D’s like other D’s, it’s instructive here to view every general election candidate as simply an R or a D. How does it make sense to create a situation in which an R or D “copy” could run alongside another R or D and divide the vote? For that matter, how does it improve our country to give voters the option of choosing a second choice candidate who’s a negation of their first choice? What does this accomplish?

RCV/TFP treats candidates as if they’re free agents when they’re actually beholden to a team; it treats parties as if they’re irrelevant during the election process despite their being everything after a candidate is elected. RCV/TFP might make sense if we could somehow scrap the party system altogether so that every candidate just ran as an individual — then you really would be voting for the person, not the party. But whatever such an idea’s merits, that’s not the system we currently have.

A few more points: Some will say Alaska’s GOP voters could’ve chosen their less-desired Republican as their second choice and thus ensured a GOP victory, or that either Palin or Begich should’ve stepped aside for the good of party and country. Yes, and if “wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”

Like it or not, most voters are neither possessed of great political knowledge nor are constrained by reason. And candidates are humans with egos, ambitions, frailties and, sometimes, ulterior motives. Man’s nature is what it is and won’t change. What we can do is devise systems that minimize that nature’s negative effects. In a de facto binary political system, this means presenting voters with corresponding binary general election choices, not muddying the water by exacerbating the voting-by-personality phenomenon.

And what of the point that candidates should have to win a majority of the vote before attaining power? If this is a concern, a better idea is having run-off elections, as Georgia does. RCV/TFP, however, is software wholly incompatible with our system and a really, really bad idea.

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Top Tweets on Voter Fraud in Arizona—Citizens Speak Out!

The election in Arizona for governor smells of fraud. Citizens are coming out and telling the various election officials what really happened. We even have one tweet of an election official from the Mohave County Board of Supervisors stating that he was warned that if he voted against certification he would be arrested and charged with a felony!

First here’s Kari Lake’s update:

Here is Ron Gould of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors stating that he was told he would be arrested and charged with a felony if he did not certify the election.

Here are tweets of citizens speaking out about what they experienced when trying to vote in the midterm election in Arizona:

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Accused of Being Qatari Asset

They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest.


It’s an interesting claim.

Qatar is the key backer of the Muslim Brotherhood now, not to mention allegedly tied in with every Islamist terror group from Al Qaeda to the Taliban. There’s little doubt that Rep. Ilhan Omar is an enemy of the United States. However, it’s best to be wary of foreign intel that seems to tell you exactly what you want to hear. The Saudis are fighting Qatar and while they correctly identify Qatar’s role in Jihad, their own hands weren’t all that clean.

So take allegations like these with a grain of salt.

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota-5th) was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government, and passed sensitive information through intermediaries to Iran, a Florida court has been told, as The Jerusalem Post confirmed.

The claims came during testimony by Kuwati-born Canadian businessman Alan Bender, who was giving evidence in the trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani. The Qatari emir’s brother stands accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people, and of holding an American citizen hostage. His deposition, obtained by Al Arabiya English, was authenticated by the attorney for the plaintiffs, according to the publication.

Speaking from Toronto by video link, Bender told the Florida District Court that he met with Qatar’s Secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Masnad and two other senior Qatari officials.

According to his sworn deposition, the three officials told him: “If it wasn’t for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends.”

Bender testified that the officials asked him to recruit American politicians and journalists as Qatari assets, and that when he objected, was told that several prominent figures were already on the payroll. Omar was described as the “jewel in the crown,” he said.

Qatar “recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official… They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her,” he added.

Frankly, Qatar has much better jewels in its crown than a mere congresswoman.

Biden just elevated a Brookings Doha veteran to the closest thing to an ambassador to the “Palestinians”. Qatar asset Jamal Khashoggi became a martyr courtesy of the Washington Post. There are Senate members on both sides of the aisle who spew Qatari propaganda. And there’s been hardly a word of criticism of the Jihadist state from prominent figures in either party with the exception of Senator Ted Cruz or anyone in the media.

I recently ran a story about a much more credible account of how Qatar had spied on Rep. Diaz-Balart and it got almost no play.

Suggesting that Omar is Qatar’s crown jewel in D.C. is like claiming that Manhattan’s crown jewel is a Burger King.

That doesn’t mean that Qatar isn’t recruiting Americans and didn’t groom Omar. Certainly she’s tied in with some of their backed groups. I’m just saying it’s vastly underselling what Qatar has done.

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The Human Traffickers of the Biden Administration

House Republicans are expected to move to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to faithfully execute the nation’s immigration laws when they take control in January.  Good!  I’ve been calling for this for some time, along with impeaching Joe Biden for the same reason.  Congressman Ronny Jackson from Texas said over the weekend:

“Mayorkas has got to go, so we’re going to start investigating him.  We are going investigate every decision he’s made. We’re going to use the power of subpoena. We’re going to use the power of the purse and come after Mayorkas. He needs to go.

“Every decision he’s made” – I’ve documented in previous commentaries dozens of policy changes to open the border that Mayorkas has made during his tenure.  Here’s one more:  The Biden administration is taking a tiny provision of immigration law – ‘humanitarian parole’ – and driving a truck through it.  The administration is pre-approving parole applications while people are still in Mexico, then they’re driven to border checkpoints and handed off to U.S. authorities who whisk them into the interior sight unseen.  Word is getting around about this supposedly legal manner of entry and thousands are stampeding Mexican shelters to apply.  Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in a case brought by Louisiana and Texas challenging the Biden administration’s policy not to deport dangerous criminal aliens, releasing them into the U.S., instead.  The challenge is supported by 19 other states that argue the administration is ignoring federal immigration law.

Texas isn’t waiting for the legal landscape to improve.  Governor Greg Abbott declared an invasion on the southern border, paving the way for the state to, among other things, build a wall and deploy the National Guard.  Armored tank-like vehicles are being sent to the border.  Texas has now run 300 busloads of illegal aliens to blue states.  The Governor of Massachusetts said Joe Biden’s open borders policies are costing his state an extra $139 million dollars next year.

The ravages of these policies have not gone away.  We have fresh reminders the fentanyl pouring across the border is killing more Americans than guns and cars combined, cartel money is ending up in the hands of corrupt politicians, and dozens of people on the national terrorist watch list are finding their way here.  What do you think those terrorists are doing today?

Here are couple of things coming up to watch:  Democrats are looking to pass some kind of immigration legislation during the lame-duck Congress, since Republican control of the House will likely block their chances for the next two years.  Full amnesty for all illegal aliens, work permits for DACA Dreamers, and other proposals have all been discussed.  Secondly, COVID restrictions at the border are coming to an end.  Those restrictions kept a million illegal aliens out and a new rush at the border is expected once the restrictions are lifted.  With open borders crazies like Biden and Mayorkas running the show, it’s a good bet most of them are getting in, immigration law or no immigration law.

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VIDEO OF THE REVOLUTION: China Has Erupted–Sinoruption!

On October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

On October 1, 2022, 73 years later, we may we witnessing a second revolution that could lead to a China Republic of the People (CRP).

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Biden, world leaders sign declaration to adopt vaccine passports for international travel

Unconstitutional for starters and far more terrifying in its implications. This infringes on individual rights and individual autonomy. Far worse still, the vaccine is deadly to so very many and has no efficacy in it’s stated purpose. It is a murderous administration, that ignores vaccine related injury and deaths.

These monsters must be stopped.

Biden, world leaders sign declaration to adopt vaccine passports for international travel

President Joe Biden signed a G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration agreeing to adopt vaccine passports to “facilitate” all international travel.

By: Just The News, November 27, 2022:

President Joe Biden signed a G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration agreeing to adopt vaccine passports to “facilitate” all international travel.

Paragraph 23 of the declaration pertains to “facilitating seamless international travel” by pledging to commit to international dialogue and collaboration to establish a “trusted global digital health networks that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standard and digital COVID-19 certificates.”

The White House states it supports “the WHO mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer hub” as well as other tracing programs used throughout the world designed to share technology, joint research and joint production of vaccines, “including enhanced cooperation among developing countries.” It also acknowledges “the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations.”

Establishing a global health tracing and vaccine passport system is important to prevent a future global socio-economic shutdown that could occur as a result of a future pandemic the world leaders say they anticipate. To facilitate this, the White House said, “We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.”

In a separate update, the G20 leaders affirm their commitment to “move towards interoperability of systems including mechanisms that validate proof of vaccination, whilst respecting the sovereignty of national health policies, and relevant national regulations such as personal data protection and data-sharing.”

Their declaration followed a B20 Summit at which a similar sentiment was expressed. At it, Indonesia Minister of Health Budi Sadikin proposed creating “a digital certificate acknowledged by WHO” to restrict and regulate international travel.

“If you have been vaccinated or tested properly, you can move around so for the next pandemic instead of stopping the movement of people 100% and [stopping] the economy globally, you can still provide some movement of the people,” he said.

Indonesia has agreed to do this, he said, and will submit its plan to be implemented globally “at the next World Health Assembly as the revision to international health regulation,” he said.

Similarly, in August 2021, the WHO published a 99-page “guidance document for countries and implementing partners on the technical requirements for developing digital information systems for issuing standards-based interoperable digital certificates for COVID-19 vaccination status … for the purposes of … proof of vaccination.” It states, “a health pass based solely on individual vaccination status may increase the risk of disease spread.”;

Keep reading…..

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Afghanistan: Taliban flogs people in soccer stadium for ‘adultery, robbery and gay sex’

Sharia, we are constantly told in the West, is completely benign and compatible with Western secular values. Who has Sharia wrong? Non-Muslim Western secular analysts? Or the Taliban?

More on this story.

The Taliban Is Flogging People In Football Stadiums For ‘Adultery and Gay Sex

by Mohammed Rasool, Vice, November 24, 2022 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The Taliban has brought back public floggings for what the group says are “moral crimes,” with people lashed in football stadiums after being convicted by the judges of the Islamist group.

A group of 14 people, including three women, were lashed in a football stadium in front of a crowd on Wednesday in the eastern Logar province. A Taliban official told the BBC that they were being punished for sins “including adultery, robbery, and gay sex.”

The group’s “Supreme Court” confirmed the conviction of “14 people, including three women, who were lashed, and attended by scholars, authorities, and people” in a statement on Twitter.

It’s believed to be the second round of lashings this month, after reports that 19 people were flogged in a similar way in the northern Takhar province.

The wave of public punishments comes a week after the Taliban announced that it will be “implementing Sharia Law” in full force across the country. Scenes such as the flogging resemble the group’s previous stint in power in the late 90s, which featured public executions, stoning, and other forms of corporal punishments….

The Islamist group’s version of the justice system is a mixed bag of Islamic laws and the centuries-old arbitration customs of Afghanistan. To justify banning girls from attending high school, the Islamists cited “cultural” values, as it disagrees with many Islamic scholars’ take on the issue….

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The unsung pro-family heroes of Eastern Europe

Serious pro-family initiatives are underway.


I wish I had a dollar for every time some two-bit politician blathers about “family values.” Name a politician who is not for family values. Name one who is for terrorism or drug abuse. You get the picture. In today’s “democracy”, such trash talk is stock-in-trade for pandering to a pathetic, pervasive bread-and-circuses mentality.

But then there are those politicians and bureaucrats who are serious when discussion comes round to promoting society’s basic social unit, the beleaguered nuclear family. Some of them operate — under the media radar — in Eastern Europe.

How’s that? For several years, the ministries charged with facilitating family life in four European countries have been cooperating. In fact, their meeting last year was a historically significant event, though practically devoid of coverage in global media. But don’t be fooled — the stunning lack of publicity does not diminish its importance.

Fundamental unit

That 2021 meeting, in Warsaw, was consequential. Representatives of the Visegrad Group of countries — Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic — assembled for the express purpose of launching a multi-national “pro-family coalition.” To media-addled Americans, that might sound like some vast right-wing conspiracy. But the Warsaw confab was as “mainstream” as it gets.

The gathering, hosted by the Polish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, was opened by Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who didn’t mince words:

For us, family is the foundation… Society without families would be like civilisation without culture or mathematics without numbers.

The family is also promotion of values. In families, the fundamental mechanism of empathy and desire for love are born… Family is, alongside the state, the greatest creation of humanity. [Thus] promoting the lives of families, support for families with many children, is an extremely important activity for every state… we [also] want to promote the family within the framework of the European Union; this is for us one of the fundamental aims of social policy in the EU.

When these Eastern European officials speak of family, they’re talking about the two-parent mother, father and children family, today widely known as the “traditional” family. In Warsaw the “traditional” family was not trivialised in a swamp of moral relativism as one among many styles, models or editions that rolls off an assembly line. Rather, they consider the two-parent family as an ideal standard to which we should aspire. It seems there was no wrangling over any “inclusive” PC definition of family. That can of worms was never opened.

This is all well and good. Nonetheless, it is a sad commentary that such a conference is even necessary in the first place. However, it signals an urgent recognition of the crisis facing families. Yes, even in “right-wing” Eastern Europe, families are under tremendous pressure, ensnared in the talons of a malevolent modernism replete with spiraling costs of living, addictive consumerism, obsessive careerism, and woke ideology. Are children a priority?

Demographic woes

A look at the fertility rates in these countries suggests not. Prior to the influx of Ukrainian refugees, Statistics Poland (GUS) projected that Poland’s population would contract by over 10 percent (from 38 to 34 million) by 2050. The country’s current fertility rate is 1.44, over 30% below the replacement-level 2.1. The picture is no less troubling in the neighbouring Visegrad countries. Slovakia and Hungary are just under 1.6 and the Czech Republic has 1.7. However, these numbers are slightly better than ten years ago.

This is not good for families. Ageing societies lose their dynamism. People leave. Old-age pensions are threatened. The quick fix is massive deficit spending and open-borders immigration. Yet both are destructive in their way, fueling inflation and destroying social cohesion. Rising social conflict in such systems can lead to police states where every “citizen” must choose their words as carefully as a Philadelphia lawyer. Look no further than America’s “cancel culture”.

But take heart! So often there are multilateral efforts to facilitate trade and beef up militaries. But here we see countries collaborating on something far more important: preserving the family.

Internal renewal

Rather than embrace the failed multiculturalism of Western Europe (confirmed in 2010 when German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed”), the Visegrad countries are trying to rejuvenate their existing societies instead of importing new ones. Bravo!

Their approach is catching on. Poland is by far the largest of the Visegrad Group, and as a direct result of the 2021 Warsaw meeting, Prime Minister Morawiecki unveiled a family benefit known as a “family child care capital” (Rodzinny Kapitał Opiekuńczy):

… 12,000 zlotys per child (about 2,600 euros) to be paid to families from the second child onwards, i.e. 1,000 zlotys per month (220 euros) for one year, or 500 zlotys per month (110 euros) for two years… This benefit … will be independent of parents’ income and will come in addition to the existing “500+” programme.

Finally, families with a second or subsequent child under 36 months of age at the time the benefit comes into effect will also be entitled to receive it until the child reaches the age of three. This will concern approximately 110,000 additional children.

Kudos to Prime Minister Morawiecki and his pro-family cohorts! It is wonderful to see four neighbouring countries lay aside differences and collaborate on an unabashed pro-family agenda. While multinational efforts usually produce high-sounding rhetoric, the Visegrad Group folks get down to business. Their cooperation should serve as a model for the world.

While it is too early to assess the effectiveness of their efforts, one thing is clear: there is an urgent consensus that bold action is needed, and such action is underway. Soon enough more governments will come to their senses and realise that going to bat for families is a more urgent priority than wars-for-profit or trying to play God with the climate. We can only hope.

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Politics – Lies, Deceptions and Misplaced Hopes

Is there a more divisive subject than politics? Is there a process that uses more lies and deception to accomplish its own purposes? It causes divides between friends, between family members and even between cities, states and nations. Politicians talk about unity and peace, working together for “the betterment of everyone”, all the while knowing that their actions will NOT accomplish what their words promise. The amazing thing is that voters have been falling for their political lies and eagerly accepting the deception they bring.

Politicians have been perfecting their cleverly worded promises and deceiving people with them for generations. Why do voters so easily accept their political promises as ‘truth’? Because, inherently, people want the truth, they need the truth, otherwise life is nothing more than a passing of time that leaves sadness, heartaches and a yearning for something that should have been but did not materialize. They live their lives guided by misplaced hope. But after living on the misplaced hopes all their lives, they wrongly come to the belief that there is no truth, nothing on which to place their hopes expecting those hopes to become reality.

One might assume that the registered voting populace of the United States would (and should) have a good understanding of politics in general and the US political system in particular, what it is and how it works but that assumption would be totally wrong. There has been, and continues to be, a lack of sound teaching about the reality of politics in the US and as a result, there are likely more ignorant voters here than anywhere else in the world. That sad lack of proper education on politics, whether in government controlled public schools or in churches in this country, is having a serious impact on the ability of the citizens to maintain contact with reality and avoid the dangers and pitfalls of politically-based deception of the masses.

There are still millions of legal citizens living in the US (I’m not counting the millions of ILLegals who vote ILLegally in our elections, OR the dead ones who continue to vote years after their burials) who seem to believe there is some degree of morality and ethics inherent in the US political system. Because of their misplaced belief, they live their lives in a misplaced hope, the hope that some politician will actually come along and Make America Great Again.

These same ignorant voters may as well believe that Santa Claus is a fat man in a red suit who squeezes his obese body down their chimneys on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to all who ‘watch out’ and do not ‘pout or cry’. Believing that any ‘political system’ is a fair and credible process for electing candidates to public office is tantamount to the belief in Santa Claus and is not only childish and ignorant/stupid, but extremely dangerous.

Power and its Ability to Corrupt

It has been said that Power corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.  But, how much difference is there between power and absolute power, or for that matter, between corruption and absolute corruption? As long as we humans live in flesh and blood bodies, there will be some corruption in each of us, but politics, by its very nature caters to and fosters in fallen human beings a serious greediness for more of what it is is intended to produce: POWER. Once power is gotten, it unleashes in the possessor, an appetite for more regardless of how the ‘more’ is gotten. That evil appetite is what leads to the corruption that, if fostered, can become absolute.

Janwillem van Wettering said: “Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.” This ‘fat demon’ is the demonic force within the nature of fallen man that allows the evil inherent in politics to overtake and possess him. Power, when given to a person of low or questionable character, tends to cause that person to lose any sense of humility they might have possessed, and that lack of humility allows the void to be replaced by pride which then encourages the person to bypass or negate any need to credit God with his or her accomplishments and/or ‘political status’.

Pride’s Position in Politics

The original ‘politician’ and the Master of ALL politics, Satan/Lucifer/the Devil, is the perfect example of the characteristics exhibited by today’s politicians. The first and Master Politician is the one who invented politics as a means of promoting himself to a position of power over humanity.

Satan had some power and authority on the earth, in the time before the creation of Adam, in the ‘world that then was’ (Read 2 Peter 3 and Isaiah 14) and the throne he had on the earth at that time was initially given to him by God. But through his pride, greed and arrogance, Satan tried to exalt himself above the God who created him and thereby forfeited that throne and authority. His treason toward his creator caused the destruction of ‘the world that then was’ and caused the earth to sit dark and idle for an unknown period of time.

We are not told where Satan was during that unknown time period or what he ws doing, but when God recreated (actually ‘renewed’) the earth in the Genesis chapter one account, Satan almost immediately entered the picture in an attempt to regain a throne and authority on the earth, and through man’s treason, he was successful. His modus operandi in that situation? He spoke lies that were received as ‘truth’ and thus, though deceit, brought about the downfall of man.

In a masterful speech to the the ‘scribes and Pharisees’, the local politicians of His time, Jesus rebuked them for their refusal to accept the TRUTH, that Jesus was, and IS, the promised Messiah, the saviour of the world whose appearance was prophesied throughout the Old Testament. In John 8:44 KJV, He said, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it”.

The reference Jesus made to the devil in that verse sounds a lot like a description of most politicians of today. There are tens of thousands of politicians in public offices in the United States, most of whom were ‘elected’ by their constituents, some in fair and legal elections and some due to election fraud. I would surmise that at least some of these people were of reasonably good morals and character when they decided to enter politics, but as they remain in that pursuit, they soon learn that if they don’t become reasonably adept at lying, they will not remain in their positions for long. While there was likely some truth spoken by both sides regarding the elections in 2020 and the recent one in 2022, any reasonable person must conclude that both were far from ‘ethical’ and presented a serious lack of ‘morality’. Anyone who has any spiritual discernment at all knows this to be true.

The American Political System: A Complete Failure

We American citizens are ‘privileged’ to live in a free country, at least a country that once was free, but unfortunately, too many people in the US believe that living in a ‘free country’ means that ‘everything is free’. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing is free; there is a cost associated with every benefit that can be had. The freedom we have in America was purchased at the cost of much bloodshed and sacrifice on the part of those who not only believed that a free society is the best society, but who also despised the whole idea of politics as a means of determining who would be best suited to conduct the business of running a ‘moral and ethical’ government.

How do I know they despised politics? Just read their declarations and rhetoric when they were determining what the new government would look like and how it would be administered. They had fled from a system in England that was ruled from the top down and left little for those at the bottom other than a life of empty promises and pseudo-slavery.

And though most of them were of the same mind, there were those who truly doubted that a free society could remain so for an extended time, e.g. Ben Franklin. Their idea of a free society was one that allowed each state within the ‘union of states’ to be free and sovereign and completely separated from an extremely limited federal government whose main role was to protect the borders of the nation and levy such taxes as might be needed to perform those limited functions.

However, it did not take very long for the fears of some of the Founders to become reality. A constitutional republic soon degenerated into a democracy, and most of the Founders knew that a democracy either implodes and disappears from the world scene or turns into a full-blown tyrannical state.

The Misplaced Hope

The human desire for power is anti-God and antichrist. But what fuels that desire and causes it to win control over any godly and Christlike characteristics? In many cases the fuel is the greed upon which the practice of politics is based. That satanic process provides the politician with monetary rewards, reinforces the control factor and stokes the natural human greediness. In addition to the monetary rewards, power is added to the mix making the politician feel as though he is something very important, even ‘special’, something the world needs and cannot live without. When all these ingredients are added together, the result is pride and the two evil twins, power and pride, can totally engulf a person’s being and turn him from a seemingly ‘good person’ into a complete monster.

There was a time when members of the US Congress were held accountable for their actions by their constituents. They knew, based on historical records that, when they were not doing their jobs as true representatives of the people, they would be called up short when their terms were up and they were vying for reelection. That ‘calling up short’ would send them back to their home states as private citizens. In a sense, they were true employees of the American people and their employment could be terminated by those same citizens.

Those days are now gone and the ‘representatives’ no longer consider themselves to be employees of the people. Their ‘measly’ $174,000 yearly salaries pale in comparison to the huge compensations, (in some cases totaling in the millions of dollars) they receive from their “true employers”, the globalist bankers who now control every government on earth, especially the current one in DC. Those massive amounts of “under the table”, dirty money are used at the discretion of politicians and their parties (all of them) to buy as many votes as are needed to determine the outcome of ANY election, thereby keeping them, both Democrats and Republicans, in office.

There are multiple calls from many people on the ‘conservative’ side of politics, when trying to get the conservative voice heard in Congress, urging us to “Contact your congressional representatives”  to encourage him or her to listen to your ideas and thoughts on certain legislation and ultimately to get them to change their minds.

But in reality, the voters do NOT ‘have the ear’ of a politician, rather these politicians no longer consider themselves to be ‘employees of the people, but are wholly owned by their globalist masters, the ones who provide the ‘rewards’ that shut their eyes and ears to any voices but those of their masters. So why should any sitting congressman/congresswoman or senator even consider listening to their constituents? That is NOT a rhetorical question and I WILL provide the answer: THEY DON’T.

According to God and His word, a human being is a “triune” being, meaning he/she IS a spirit, HAS a soul and LIVES in a body. The soul of a man consists of the mind, the will and the emotions and is the center of man’s conscience, the mechanism, guided by the spirit of a man, that differentiates between what is right and good, and what is wrong and evil; this faculty allows him to make right and proper decisions that affect his life. In politics, the value of the soul is often cast aside and sold to the highest bidder, Satan.

The term, “To sell one’s soul to the devil” is defined by The Free Dictionary as “To abandon one’s values or morals in return for some highly desired benefit, typically success, power, wealth, etc.” The historical reference of this idiom is: “to do or be willing to do anything, no matter how wrong, in order to achieve your objective.”  The reference here is to a contract supposedly made with the devil by certain people: in return for granting them all their desires in this life, the devil would receive their souls for all eternity.

Those who have actually made the decision to accept a reward from Satan in exchange for their souls have damned their souls to hell and are way beyond “changing their minds”. They have consciously given up any moral values they may have previously possessed in order to receive something they deem to be more valuable than their souls. In effect, they have seared their consciences and those who, according to the Bible, have ‘seared consciences’ (1 Timothy 4:2) are beyond making any decisions that will benefit anyone other than themselves.

Politicians with seared consciences, who have given up their moral values in order to receive their desired rewards from Satan, are not good candidates to waste words on, trying to get them to change their minds; their minds are already made up and they will continue on their evil paths until they die. When a group of elected representatives have a majority of members who are in the ‘seared conscience’ state, nothing can be expected of them but lies and deception. Because of their alignment with Satan and his evil ways, they have eternally separated themselves from God and truth so the truth cannot ever be expected to come from them.

Conclusion

Hope, when placed correctly, is a wonderful thing. It gives one a positive look into the future and expects the best possible outcome. Children are wonderful to watch when they have expressed their hopes to an authority with strong moral values, for something they fervently desire.

However, when hope is misplaced the result is not only disappointing, but for some it can be devastating. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen”. This scripture concerning ‘hope properly placed’ is saying that faith in the proper authority will bring about the things hoped for. But what about hope that is misplaced?

In politics, citizens are somewhat at the mercy of those in authority in government, those who so easily make promises to their constituents. If history could prove that the politicians who make promises always follow through and keep them, I would heartily endorse placing some level of hope for a better government in the actions of politicians.

But as the title of this article states, Politics is about Lies, Deceptions and Misplaced Hope. Anyone who still believes that politicians are intent on keeping their political promises is suffering from a bad case of “Misplaced Hope” (compare to delusion). One politician from the past stated the truth perfectly: “For those looking for security, be forewarned, there is nothing more insecure than a political promise” (Harry Browne, Libertarian Party candidate for POTUS, 1996 and 2000).

When you see political maneuvering, bloviating and what seems to be discord and arguments between the Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress, remember that we are only witnesses to what appears to be a war between them but Sun Tsu famously said that “all war is deception”. The maneuvering, arguments, discord and bloviating are merely deception and lies designed to distract us and keep us from seeing what is transpiring in the shadows where the true evil lives and functions.

I know this will be very difficult for many to hear and accept but nothing positive ever comes from politics; it never has,  and almost nothing good ever comes through any politician.

Most of the politicians in the US government today appear to have sold their souls to Satan, and will, in most cases, make all their political decisions exactly as they are commanded.  After all, they now answer NOT to the American people, but to their true masters, those who have for decades planned the demise of the American way, the end of our freedoms and  the utter destruction of the United States of America.

To repeat, hope, when placed correctly, is a wonderful thing, but any hope that a politician, ANY politician, will ever return the US government to a truly representative one, and will Make America Great Again, is a seriously misplaced hope, a delusion.

It is time to wake up and KNOW the truth: Politicians have always sold out those whom they are supposed to represent; the ‘sell out’ continues and, in fact, is worsening day by day. Please, please, PLEASE do NOT place any trust and hope in the promises of a politician. That misplaced hope will not bring any positive results, and you will be disappointed.

The only true hope for anyone is in Jesus Christ!

Blessings! And Maranatha!

budaroo@twc.com

©Bud Hancock. All rights reserved.

Gaslighting is No Small Matter

When politicized medical absurdities are accepted as medical science, atrocities are committed in the name of science. Changing the names of things does not change the objective reality of that thing, it changes the minds and hearts of individuals responding to that thing. So, when parents surrender their authority and common sense to the “experts,” and are convinced that biological sex is fluid and gender is a choice (absurdities), the parents commit atrocities against their children with the help of their doctors and therapists who are ideologues, not doctors or therapists.

If parents understood that this is psychological warfare, they would be empowered to hold onto their common sense, their authority, and protect their precious children. They would reject any ideology that denies objective reality, because its purpose is destruction. Bertrand Russell articulated the plan in 1952 in his book The Impact of Science on Society:

Education should aim at destroying free will so that pupils thus schooled, will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Influences of the home are obstructive; and in order to condition students, verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. . . . It is for a future scientist to make these maxims precise and to discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. – Bertrand Russell

We are at the tipping point of psychological warfare in society. If men and women are convinced that being a man or a woman is a choice, not a biological reality, then society has been convinced that snow is black. If that happens, then society is no longer moored to objective reality, and has embraced the realm subjective reality. In that state of unreality, any opposition will be eliminated either by lawfare or by force. Society will have willfully accepted insanity as its foundation – precisely as Bertrand Russell and his globalist social engineers planned.

The very old New World Order posited by Klaus Schwab and his conspirators at WEF are using Bertrand Russell’s book as a manual. To “build back better” one must destroy what exists. Destroying buildings and politicizing our institutions are deflectors. The actual target is the American mind, and the minds of our children and grandchildren. Psychological warfare will bring down America – not bullets or bombs. The globalist strategic goal of collapsing America from within, uses asymmetric psychological warfare tactics to achieve its goals. If parents and grandparents surrender to this madness, they are surrendering our precious American freedom to the totalitarian globalist enemy, and globalism’s binary sociopolitical infrastructure of rulers and ruled – the very old New World Order on a planetary scale.

Space is no longer the final frontier–––reality is.” Linda Goudsmit, The Collapsing American Family p.247

©Linda Goudsmit. All rights reserved.

2 House Races Remain Uncalled, Republicans Lead in Both

The first issue the new House must take up is election reform. Nothing else matter without it. The Democrat criminal syndicate will see to it that we never regain power again. Look how how they muted the red tsunami…..

End ballot boxes and early voting.

2 House Races Remain Uncalled, Republicans Lead in Both

By Allen Zhong, The Epoch Times, November 24, 2022:

Two House races still have not been called more than two weeks after Election Day.

The Republican Party is expected to strengthen its majority in the lower chamber of Congress when those two races are officially declared as GOP candidates are leading in both contests.

In the redrawn 13th Congressional District in California, John Duarte, a Republican Party candidate, received 50.2 percent of the total votes as 99 percent of the votes have been tabulated. Democrat candidate Adam Gray trailed Duarte by 593 votes, less than 0.5 percent.

There’s no automatic recounting law in California.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) already declared victory and her Democrat opponent Adam Frisch has conceded. Boebert leads Frisch by 554 votes, less than 0.5 percent.

The race has not been called because Colorado law requires an automatic recounting when the difference is less than 0.5 percent.

With these two seats being added to the Republican majority, the GOP would have 222 seats in the U.S. House while the Democratic Party would have 213.
Data Reveals a Hopeful 2024 for Republicans

According to data compiled by the Cook Political Report, Republican House candidates received more than 3.3 million popular votes than their Democratic counterparts in the midterm elections.

Out of the total 106.6 million votes, Republicans beat Democrats with an advantage of 50.8 percent to 47.7.

Charlie Cook, founder of the Cook Political Report, wrote on Nov. 14 that the Republican Party—with a 4.9 percentage point advantage at that time—would normally gain 20–30 seats in the House, but didn’t gain as many seats as anticipated.

“Simply put, Republicans picked up the votes they needed, just not where they needed them most. Clearly something or someone intervened, affecting the outcome of the election in the places that mattered,” he wrote.
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Michael Barone at CPAC in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20, 2010. (Gage Skidmore)

American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Emeritus Michael Barone believes House Republicans won the popular vote because the turnout in Central cities worked against the Democrats.

The popular vote didn’t give the Republican Party more seats because of redistricting, and Republican voters are more concentrated than before, he said.

However, the advantage in popular votes indicates the Republican Party could have a hopeful 2024.

“Republican House candidates won 58 percent of the popular vote in the South and 53 percent in the Midwest, two regions that together account for 298 of the 538 electoral votes. Duplicating that support is one way an unproblematic Republican nominee could top 270 electoral votes in 2024,” he wrote.
Checks and Balances Have Started

With President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in the White House and the U.S. Senate still being controlled by the Democrats for the next two years, the Republican majority in the House can hardly move forward with its policy agenda.

However, it’s most likely the Republicans will launch more investigations into the executive branch after January.
House Oversight Cmte Holds Hearing On Recent Mass Shootings In Buffalo And Uvalde
Ranking member Rep. James Comer Jr. (R-Ky.) speaks during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence in Washington on June 8, 2022. (Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

The House Oversight Committee will investigate President Joe Biden and his alleged involvement in his son Hunter’s foreign business deals, Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced on Nov. 17.

Contrary to the president’s claims, the elder Biden was directly involved in Hunter’s international business dealings, Comer said, citing whistleblower evidence.

“This is an investigation of Joe Biden, the president of the United States, and why he lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s international business schemes,” he said at a press conference.

Comer, who is the incoming Oversight Committee chairman, claimed that the Biden family “flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family.”

“This committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners, and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence,” Comer said.

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that the House of Representatives could begin an impeachment inquiry against Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas when the new 118th Congress convenes on Jan. 3, 2023.

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