Was the FBI Mar-a-Largo Raid a ‘Setup’ to Keep President Trump Off of The 2024 Ballot?

The FBI raided the Trump families’ private residence at Mar-a-Lago in search of documents that the Department of Archives believes should be in its care. This is after Trump had already provided the Department of Archives all the documents that it requested every time that it made a request. President Trump followed the law.

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH 4th District) in an email stated,

First, Attorney General Merrick Garland abused his power to weaponize the federal government against parents who spoke up about what their children are being taught in schools.

Now, we are witnessing, for the first time in American history, an FBI raid of a former president’s home. Again, this has NEVER happened before in American history. NEVER.

Why Trump and why now?

Is it because President Trump is so successful in his endorsements for the midterm elections? Is it just a distraction from the horrible social and economic policies of Biden and his administration? Is it to focus on anything but the current disastrous economy and that America is in a recession with no end in sight?

This is Democrat long-term get Trump pattern:

Russiagate ⇒ Accused of Quid Pro Quo ⇒ Impeachment ⇒ J6 Committee Hearings ⇒ Raid a former President’s home. 

As journalists we are looking at the: who (the FBI), what (looking for classified documents in the possession of DJT), where (Mar-a-Lago, FL), when (in the dark of night) and most importantly the why—yet to be determined.

Questions:

  1. So why the raid now?
  2. Why did the FBI obtain the warrant from a magistrate instead of from a judge?
  3. Why did the FBI invade the Trump residence in the dark of night?
  4. What is the long term objective?

Why Raid Mar-a-Lago Now?

First and foremost we know that the Democrat Party does not want President Donald J. Trump on the midterm election campaign trail endorsing candidates that can and will take over governorships, turn some state legislatures red and change the balance of power in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

We also know the Democrat Party definitely does not want Donald J. Trump to have a second term in the White House.

Clearly this raid has drawn national media attention. While Democrats applaud it, Republicans are using this to show just how out of control the DOJ, FBI and Biden administration are.

The lower Biden and Democrats sink in the polls the more radical they become. Why?

George Orwell explained it when he wrote, ”

Warrant from a Magistrate with links to Epstein

On October 23rd, 2007, as federal prosecutors in South Florida were in the midst of negotiations to finalize a plea deal with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a senior prosecutor in their office was quietly laying out plans to leave the U.S. Attorney’s office after 11 years.

On that date, as emails were being exchanged between Epstein’s lawyers and federal prosecutors, Bruce E. Reinhart, now a federal magistrate in Florida, opened a limited liability company (LLC) in Florida that established what would become his new criminal defense practice.

The stated address, according to Florida state corporate records, was 250 South Australian Avenue which was the same location and identical suite number of Epstein’s lead attorney Jack Goldberger.

By the end of the year Reinhart resigned his post in the Southern District of Florida and on January 2nd, 2008 was hired to represent several of Epstein’s accused accomplices, who would later, like Epstein, receive federal immunity for trafficking underaged girls to be used and abused by the rich and famous.

Natalie Winters from The National Pulse reported,

Judge Bruce Reinhart – who is reportedly the most likely judge behind the warrant authorizing a raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar A Lago estate – is a former attorney who represented employees of convicted sex offender and notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, The National Pulse can reveal.

The National Pulse can also reveal that Judge Reinhart has donated to the campaigns of former President Barack Obama and to the establishment opponents of Donald J. Trump during the 2016 election, including Jeb Bush.

Politico – the news outlet closest linked to the establishment in Washington, D.C. – named Reinhart in their morning playbook e-mail on Tuesday, 9th August 2022.

BTW, the New York Post’s  and  reported,

Reinhart was later named in a civil lawsuit by two of Epstein’s victims that accused him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides in the middle of the Epstein investigation, suggesting he had spilled inside information about the probe to build favor with the notorious defendant, the Herald reported in 2018.

The Florida federal magistrate judge who signed off on a search warrant authorizing the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort donated to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — months after he left the local US Attorney’s office to rep employees of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had received immunity in the long-running sex-trafficking investigation of the financier.

So, it was Bruce E. Reinhart who issued the warrant to search the Trump home in Mar-a-Lago.

What is the Long Term Objective?

Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett wrote in an article titled “FBI raid of Trump home shows that ‘equal justice’ is a farce“,

“Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the ornate pediment above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Department of Justice and the FBI continue to hurl eggs at it.

Monday’s pre-dawn raid by a battalion of FBI agents on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home represents an abandonment of the cherished principle embedded in our Constitution that the law will be equally applied to all of its citizens.

Instead, political status now dictates whether a person receives fair treatment in a supposedly fair justice system.

If you check the box marked “Republican” on a political affiliation form, brace yourself for persecution and prosecution. If you check “Democrat,” you’ll be granted special elevated status. You’re untouchable. Just ask Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden.

The idea is to demonize not only President Donald J. Trump but also anyone and everyone who supports him publicly, via donations and at the ballot box.

This tweet offers another possible long term objective of this FBI raid. Keep Trump off the 2024 ballot at all costs.

While there’s much speculation on this raid one thing is clear—all of the 3 letter agencies are after Trump and those who support him. Why? Because 4 out of 5 government employees voted for Biden in 2020.

The end game is to keep control of the levers of power. Democrats, the media, social media and the feds will do what ever it takes to stop Trump.

This is why we the people must stop them and re-elect Trump in 2024. If we fail, so too does our Constitutional Republican form of government.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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China Reaping the Rewards of Elite Capture in Washington

China is conducting new military drills around Taiwan, including sea assault operations.  China is pretty good at D.C. assault operations, too, judging by its recent successes in Washington.

Chuck Schumer stripped a provision from the CHIPS Act – which Joe Biden is expected to sign tomorrow – that would have prevented federal subsidies from U.S. chip manufacturers from ending up in Beijing. The measure would have barred U.S. manufacturers from making semiconductors in China that were developed with federally funded research.  The provision was offered because everybody knows China steals U.S. technology.

Beijing is enjoying success at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, as well.  Joe Biden sold oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, allowing China to boost its own reserves.  Biden prohibited new tariffs on imported solar panels, overlooking potential trade violations by China which has been moving solar panel production to other countries to avoid tariffs.  In addition, the Biden administration quietly told American investors they can keep shares of Chinese companies officially blacklisted for ties to China’s military.  And he appointed a staunchly pro-Beijing banker to a business advisory council for Asia even though the banker – a Biden campaign donor – has, in one way or another, supported surveillance of the Uighurs, Chinese influence operations in the U.S. through Confucius Institutes, and China’s debt diplomacy by which it is gaining influence around the globe.

Beijing’s impressive string of successes in Washington doesn’t end with Congress and the White House.  The State Department appointed a man from BlackRock Investment Institute to the Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.  The Institute advises investors to increase their stakes in Chinese companies.  Just the man to advise the State Department on “strategic competition” with China, don’t you think?

The Association of Former Members of Congress has extensive relations with the Exchange Foundation, which has been described as a Chinese Communist Party influence operation.  The Foundation donates a lot of money American colleges, think tanks, and nonprofits to buy influence.  The ties between the Former Members of Congress group and the Foundation are wide-ranging and are thought to be the tip of the iceberg of a complex lobbying operation involving consulting firms, corporate clients, and foreign entities.

Maybe the lobbying effort is how U.S. taxpayer money keeps flowing to China in the form of NIH vaccine research grants to Chinese labs, grants which help China’s military.  Grant money has also been flowing for years to U.S. labs infiltrated by China’s People’s Liberation Army.

Meanwhile, the CCCP has been busy trying to get state lawmakers in New York, California, and elsewhere to pass pro-China resolutions and threatening them when they don’t comply.

They say we’re in a new Cold War with China.  Sure feels like it.  The Chinese tell us openly they are working for world domination.  Their military has declared bioweaponry as the centerpiece of their military strategy, and we’re stupid enough to keep funding their efforts.  Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill to prevent federal government contracts to consulting firms like McKinsey that also have contracts with China.  Senator Tom Cotton introduced a bill to keep China from buying our farmland, which they have been doing near our military bases.  The Center for Security Policy has been working to prevent U.S. government pension funds from investing in China.  We at the grassroots can vet political candidates so we don’t send any more China sympathizers to Washington.  These measures and more are needed if we are to prevent the Chinese, who are so good at elite capture, from capturing the rest of us.

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Whose Government Is It?

At what point does a government, such as that of the United States, which has been called a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”, become something other than that which it was intended to be? Should we all be concerned that our own government is no longer what the Founders of the United States of America created it to be?

U.S. Government

We supposedly have a “representative government” wherein those who write the laws have been duly elected, from among the people, by the people and supposedly for the benefit of the people in their various geographical areas of representation. Those “elected representatives” are then sent to the Congress of the United States  in Washington D.C., at great public expense, for the sole purpose of “representing their  constituents”, meaning they should be representing the views of that particular group of “citizens” and not one single view of one single person who is NOT a true citizen.

If those 535 people would actually listen to their constituents….no,  even if they would do more to reach out and involve them all in the process that gave them the title “Congressional representatives, instead of sitting on their butts in DC for months on end and then visiting those who only long to be “represented’ when reelection time draws near and they need to reassure them that their voices are being heard. What a load of bull plop.

I deplore the title of “lawmakers” granted to those 535 people.  Dear God, there must come a time when we all realize that we need no additional laws, rather we need those who are purported to be “lawmakers” to actually become “law abiders”, followers of God’s law and models for those who voted for them. If we actually modeled our lives on those 535 ‘representatives most of US would be in prison in short order, based on the actions those 535 people take.

All the actions of all 535 of these United States Congressional “representatives” are to be based on the rule of law which in this nation is the United States Constitution, whether or not their actions coincide with the views of their constituents. If those views are contradictory to the Constitution, they should NOT ever be debated by those 535 representatives. Why? Because to do so would be UN-Constitutional, making such debates improper and ‘illegal’.

So what happens when the daily actions of those 535 “representatives” include the introduction of bills containing, NOT necessarily their constituents views, but instead their OWN views or worse, the views of their particular political party, and even MUCH worse, the views and demands of the grand puppeteers who pull the master strings of all Politicians?

Would this not be a violation of the oaths of office they took before God, with their hands placed on HIS word, swearing to uphold the U.S. Constitution? In those cases, do we still have a “representative government? Or do we then have a government “of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians?” Or worse yet, a government “of the party, by the party and for the party, and yes, even MUCH worse, a government of the puppeteers, by the puppeteers and FOR the puppeteers?”

Respect

Respect is one of the most important components in any relationship and respect is built upon a consistency in the actions of everyone in that relationship. That respect begins with knowing the other party and working toward building a mutually respectful relationship .

As a small child, I had to get to know my parents, starting with learning and understanding their first words to me. Before my earliest memories at around age four, I have no recollection of them or their words. However, I will surmise that whatever words they had previously spoken to me, they were ‘consistent’.  I remember that I had respect for them and their words, even though I did not always agree with them, especially as I grew older and developed my own personality based on my own personal experiences. I knew their intent in all cases was to benefit me and not to cause me harm, and upon that knowledge was my respect for them based.

Respect Has Disappeared

But what happens when there is such a lack of consistency that forming a relationship based on mutual respect is all but impossible? Observe that the only consistency to be found in all of the US Congress is in the amount and depth of evil in the lies emanating from there. If that formerly glorious body (175 years ago) could be made to be self-monitoring so that only truth and facts reach the citizens, then possibly there could be some hope that respect could return to those Halls.

By now, everyone with an IQ higher than room temperature is fully aware that no such action will ever be taken by those 535 politicians; after all, that would be tantamount to killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, which eggs usually end up in the politicians pockets. Right, it ain’t gonna happen.

With the knowledge that, in all of Congress, there is now no respect for 1) the U.S. Constitution, 2) the true citizens of the United States, and 3) themselves, it becomes painfully obvious that the government now sitting in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and MOST lower courts, as well as the White House, has become a government of, by and for the Politicians and their parties (both of them). This totally eliminates any place for the representation of We, The People, and places us all in a very precarious position. The common man or woman is now placed in the position of living in fear of the U.S. government when it should be the other way around.

The U.S. government gave up any pretense of being a true representative form of government many years ago, but, because of the skill with which they were able to keep the citizens deceived about their true allegiances, the public has just recently begun recognizing that fact.

Citizen/Voter Sentiment

The past two and one half years have made more and more citizens, supporters of both major political parties, aware that the government they trusted at one time, no longer has any trustworthiness and the most recent polls have exposed that fact.

The approval rating of the entire Congress has slipped to a level never seen before and an increasing number of registered voters are expressing their distrust of anything “governmental” and especially anything “congressional”. Many of those are questioning whether voting even matters any longer. If the information regarding voter fraud in the US election system is even close to being accurate, those questioning the integrity of our elections are right; until something changes to bring integrity back to our election process, it may not matter.

If voter passivity becomes a part of our culture, it will signal the beginning of the end of our Great American Experiment.

Conclusion

This essay began with a question: “At what point does a government like that of the United States, which has been called a “government of the people, by the people and for the people”, become something other than that which it was intended to be?” 

This is a question demanding to be answered by each American citizen, at least those who truly care about what was once a Great Republic. The only way the status of this nation will stop its decline into the trash bin of history is with enough of her people realizing just how far that decline has gone and seeking their answer to that burning question.

I do not equate the United States with any of the great empires of history mainly because those empires began as mostly dictatorial states and then degenerated into democracies which have never lasted long while this nation began as a true republic and due to overwhelming apathy and a is quickly heading toward dictatorial state.  If enough of her people are satisfied with that kind of existence, then nothing need be done, and in an advancing state of apathy, nothing WILL be done, and the Great American Experiment will most definitely be over.

Only if those who truly love liberty and freedom rather than living as slaves to a totalitarian state realize that, no matter what kind of United States they desire to be a part of, until they get serious enough and realize that repentance and an invitation for  Almighty God to return to the USA with His wisdom and His Spirit as our guide, that decision of whether they live as free citizens of a free country will have already been made for them.

When a nation’s ‘leaders’ have lost all respect for its people and only consider them assets to be used to keep them in the lavish lifestyle most US politicians enjoy, while the slaves toil without just recompense for their labors, you can be sure the nation is circling the drain.

To answer the original question in this essay, the current U.S. Government is NO LONGER a government of the people, by the people and  for the people. It has become a wholly owned business whose business model is “Take everything, give nothing back”. Unless God is allowed to return and guide this nation back to any form of its former ‘greatness’, the government will never again be considered to be “OURS”.

Time is very short for any changes needed to be implemented. Only the actions of a God-led, God-empowered citizenry can stop the political madness and give us our government back.

Blessings!

budaroo@twc.com

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The Great Reset’s Luciferian Minions

“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you — When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — You may know that your society is doomed.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged 1957

“All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed, they must rely exclusively on force.” —  George Orwell

“If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible what was the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.'” —  Alexandre Solzhenitsyn


The founders of this country were brilliant men of letters and statesmen whose greatest desire was to endow the inhabitants of this glorious land with our God given freedoms.  As such, we the people, were to be guardians of our rights so that they would never become privileges.

Benjamin Franklin is thought of as “The First American.”  He was a member of the Continental Congress and helped to draft the Declaration of Independence.  Franklin was there as a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and helped to draft our magnificent Constitution.  He was an inventor, an author and founder of the University of Pennsylvania along with America’s first hospital and public library.  He even identified lead poisoning and the charting of ocean currents.

Franklin stated, “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God,” and proposed it for the motto of the Great Seal of the United States.  He seemed to see into the future when he said, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics…derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”

Founding Father Franklin hoped that the love of liberty would spread throughout the world, but today we see a different future for our America, a future that is anything but bright and promising.  His love of liberty has certainly not spread worldwide despite the lives of our soldiers being sacrificed on foreign battlefields for freedom.

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” – George Washington

Totalitarianism

On page 245 of The Origins of Totalitarianism, Holocaust survivor Hannah Arendt wrote the following words:

One of the most glaring differences between the old-fashioned rule by bureaucracy and the up-to-date totalitarian brand is that Russia’s and Austria’s pre-war rulers were content with an idle radiance of power and, satisfied to control its outward destinies, left the whole inner life of the soul intact.  Totalitarian bureaucracy, with a more complete understanding of the meaning of absolute power, intruded upon the private individual and his inner life with equal brutality.  The result of this radical efficiency has been that the inner spontaneity of people under its rule was killed along with their social and political activities, so that the merely political sterility under the older bureaucracies was followed by total sterility under totalitarian rule.

We are fast approaching the total sterility of totalitarian rule that Ms. Arendt spoke of 72 years ago.  Total enslavement is the despotic goal.

Over 157 years ago, a watershed event torpedoed the nation in a direction opposite of that which our founders intended.  What we’re living through today, is a massive disintegration of society, culture, human decency and liberty, leading us into feudalistic tyranny.

Collectivism/Marxism

Collectivism, i.e., communism is the subject matter of The Turning of the Tides, by former Congressman Paul W. Shafer and John Howland Snow.  It tells of how America’s teachers were indoctrinated with collectivism/Marxism, and through teachers’ unions, were taught to condition our children subtly and secretly toward a socialist America.

Listed on Page 145 are the rules of the collectivists: “does it serve our purpose?”  It will sound only too familiar, but was written in the 1940s.

“The Global State will at first finance itself by appropriating your earnings under the guise of taxes.  It will appropriate your savings by inflation—which is a progressive capital levy on all.  It will continue to shatter the value of those savings to ‘pay’ for its crusade—inflation’s sole and unique cause.

“Thus, financed into being, The Global State will substitute its collective love and wisdom for your own.

“The State will now ‘revalue’ its currency, and from this point it can permanently finance itself.  This it will do by fiat control of money.  It will take over every form of wealth—and substitute its collective ownership for your own.

“Unless the policy called internationalism is stopped, this is its course.  By no other means can the new internationalism perpetuate itself.

“And this reversion to feudalism is being called ‘social reconstruction’—as taught in the Nation’s schools.”

Our children are reared in the public schools and brought up according to the dictates of social scientists who are global in their sphere. They are experimenting on our youngsters to rid them of individuality, discipline, character, independence and other honorable qualities of a free and mature nature.  And what happens to the people and the wealth of the Nation?  It declines.  It is regressivism, i.e., collectivism and Marxism on a grand scale, and we are seeing the results in today’s youth.  Discipline in the classroom has so declined that teachers are afraid of their students.

All of this was planned over a century ago, and Klaus Schwab and his minions are just the latest generation in the effort to bring their final goals to fruition.  The left’s outcries of racism are simply a deflection of their true nature. They psychologically project on their enemies what their true goals entail. Enslavement!

Minions of the Great Reset

The latest so-called leader of this nightmare from hell is Klaus Schwab, but we know he is just another puppet, another player along the road of turning America into a communist nation.  Collectivism, regionalism, governance, public/private partnerships, the New World Order, the Great Reset, and ultimately United Nations Agenda 21/30 are all the same.  Changing the names is just part of the game.

Klaus Schwab was born in Ravensburg, Germany in 1938, but like many front men, his life has been white washed or silenced from public scrutiny.  No one knows if he has any religious beliefs but presume he is an atheist.

Let’s clear one thing up…Schwab is NOT related to the Rothschilds despite internet stories claiming otherwise.  The Rothschilds have referred this story to their defamation counsel in Basel. There are some wonderful members of this family who are generous philanthropists who do not agree with other factions of the family. Don’t bother to email me scurrilous anti-Semitic accounts of this wealthy banking family.

Johnny Vedmore’s article, Schwab Family Values contains what appears to be valid documentation of Klaus Schwab’s family being Nazi collaborators.  I can neither prove nor disprove Vedmore’s claims, but his research sounds plausible to me.

Schwab has sent his new Communist 3.0 Manifesto to every world leader and every governor/premier of every state and province around the world. His game is tyranny and enslavement.

Maurice Strong, father of global warming and United Nations Agenda 21, arguably the most significant and most secretive plan for global transformation, was Klaus Schwab’s friend and mentor.

He was an advocate of Global Governance via the United Nations, and Spiritual Governance via the cultish Temple of Understanding, which blends all religions, (in New York City next to UN) and Environmental-governance via The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant.  When he left “Mother Earth” in 2015, Strong passed his sustainability mantel to none other than Klaus Schwab.

“I am deeply saddened that Maurice Strong passed away yesterday at the age of 86.”-Schwab, Nov. 29, 2015. “He was one of the most extraordinary personalities I ever met.

“He deeply incorporated the World Economic Forum’s mission of improving the state of the world into everything he did. He was a great visionary, always ahead of our times in his thinking. He was my mentor since the creation of the Forum: a great friend; an indispensable advisor; and, for many years, a member of our Foundation Board. Without him, the Forum would not have achieved its present significance.”

Strong’s intent for America was clear when he stated, “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class…involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, ownership of motor vehicles, golf courses, small electric appliances, home and work place air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable… Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about?”

Not only will these elite control our food, but the World Economic Forum agenda (WEF) is calling for the end of private car ownership in the name of saving the world from climate change by reducing the need for green tech resources.  “We need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now,” the WEF begins its article.

One hundred years of gasoline vehicles hasn’t changed the environment, but the elite are hellbent on eliminating vehicles.  Bike trails and sidewalks are now the rage throughout “smart growth” America.  THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM A Partner in Shaping History, 1971 to 2020.

In 2009, George Kent wrote an article for the UN entitled, The Benefits of World Hunger.  When it went viral after several years, it was removed, but the Wayback Machine caught it.

The United Nations has also declared war on “Dangerous” Conspiracy Theories: ‘The World is Not Secretly Manipulated by Global Elite.’  More censorship and an attack on those who spread the truth.

While their friend and partner, Bill Gates, busies himself with developing a vaccine that spreads like a virus to inoculate everyone, Schwab is advocating that no one should buy or sell without a digital health certificate, and he advocates trans-humanism while insisting on lockdowns of even religion.

Henry Kissinger was another of Klaus Schwab’s mentors. German born, Kissinger served as Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and National Security Advisor for President Gerald Ford.  He is a long-time member of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations.  Schwab met Kissinger over 50 years ago when he was at Harvard and Kissinger was a faculty member.  In 1980, Kissinger attended Davos for the first time and he was an invited guest speaker at the WEF in 2022.

Kissinger never could speak without mentioning the New World Order several times.  He was a devout promoter of the “Great Reset” along with his friend Nelson Rockefeller who became Vice President under Gerald Ford.  He was also very close to David Rockefeller and penned a love letter to the man at his death.  From Rockefellers to Kissinger to Schwab, all are depopulation proponents via United Nations Agenda 21/30.

The Rockefellers and the United Nations are joined together at the hip.

The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was established in New York in 1902 and by 1928 had received from John D. Rockefeller $65 million in endowment funds.

In contrast, as late as 1938, as little as $2.8 million in federal funding was budgeted for the entire U.S. Public Health Service.  Yet there was enough for the ungodly and evil Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment from 1932 to 1972.

In 2020, Kissinger joined with eugenicist and fellow depopulation promoter, Bill Gates in pushing mandatory vaccines, extended lockdowns and of course, “global governance.”

It is easy to see that the Rockefeller family investment in health science research predated, and far surpassed, even the federal governments. More than the New Deal, WWII created the greatest boom in federal government and private industry support for medical research.

Our POWs and MIAs were left behind in Vietnam because of Kissinger; he turned his back on a deal that would have brought them home.  Kiss the Boys Goodbye, How the United States Betrayed its Own POWS in Vietnam by Monika and William Stevenson, exposes the betrayal of our soldiers by the American government via Kissinger.

On page 42-43 of Henry Kissinger, Soviet Agent, author Frank Capell tells of Henry’s love of the communists.  The growth of China as a world power can be laid at the feet of Kissinger when he convinced President Nixon to open the door to China and visit Mao.  He made sure the communists stayed in power when he heard of a planned coup by the military to eliminate Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai in order to affect a military takeover of Red China.  Kissinger flew to China and his visit resulted in the execution of a group of top Chinese military men and a blackout of news from Red China.

On Page 21 of the same book, Henry Paolucci of St. John’s University, wrote a study about Kissinger which appeared in the Congressional Record of August 4, 1971, a portion of which states: “Henry Kissinger, too, expressed as recently as 1965 the conviction that the time was at hand for a surrender of nationhood because ‘institutions based on present concepts of national sovereignty are not enough.’  The goal of a supra-nationalist world community ‘will not come quickly; many intermediate stages must be traversed before it can be reached.  It is not too early, however, to prepare ourselves for this step beyond the nation-state.’”

These few men and others are the ones who, in our lifetimes, have planned the destruction of humanity, freedom and liberty.

Conclusion

At the center of this evil lies the United Nations and their promotion of depopulation, vaccines, world governments, and ultimately the arrival of the evil one.

We live in dark times.  Tyrannical despots seek total control.

In King David’s imprecatory psalms, he pleads with the Lord for help in destroying his enemies.  “Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.” Psalm 35:1.  We need the Lord’s help!

Ben Franklin reminded us long ago that, “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”

We have failed to guard and preserve those God given freedoms from encroaching tyranny. It’s now or never to take a stand!

©Kelleigh Nelson. All rights reserved.

DeSantis Hits Campaign Trail Rallying Support for Trump-Endorsed Candidates

‘Unite and Win!’


Another great move by America’s governor. Governor DeSantis is the future of the Republican Party. He is a future POTUS. #DeSantis2028!

Trump will pick DeSantis to be his running mate in 2024.

“DeSantis will travel to New Mexico, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Ohio this month in support of GOP candidates, including Ohio Republican candidate for Senate JD Vance, Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, Arizona Republican candidate for Senate Blake Masters and GOP nominee for governor Kari Lake.”

DeSantis to hit campaign trail to rally support for Trump-endorsed candidates: ‘Unite and win’

By Fox News, August 8, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is hitting the campaign trail this month to headline Turning Point Action’s “Unite and Win” rallies in support of Trump-endorsed candidates.

DeSantis will travel to New Mexico, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Ohio this month in support of GOP candidates, including Ohio Republican candidate for Senate JD Vance, Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, Arizona Republican candidate for Senate Blake Masters and GOP nominee for governor Kari Lake.

Turning Point Action is hosting, and organizing the rallies with DeSantis in an effort to “unite” the Republican Party.

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Biden Admin Run By Former Registered Foreign Agents

More than a dozen high-ranking members of the Biden administration previously worked as registered foreign agents, according to a new report obtained exclusively by The Federalist. The report was published by the Biden administration watchdog “Inside Biden’s Basement,” itself a project of the nonprofit Transparency Action Fund, the Federalist reports.

Titled, “Foreign Agents Lurking Inside Biden’s Basement,” the group’s new report outlines the networks of at least 13 officials under President Joe Biden who were once paid to represent foreign interests and registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Their prior clients range from Iran and Kazakhstan to Canada and Mexico.

Report Shows Biden Admin Run By Former Registered Foreign Agents

More than a dozen high-ranking members of the Biden administration were previously registered foreign agents.

By: Tristan Justice, The Federalist, August 05, 2022:

More than a dozen high-ranking members of the Biden administration previously worked as registered foreign agents, according to a new report obtained exclusively by The Federalist. The report was published by the Biden administration watchdog “Inside Biden’s Basement,” itself a project of the nonprofit Transparency Action Fund.

Titled, “Foreign Agents Lurking Inside Biden’s Basement,” the group’s new report outlines the networks of at least 13 officials under President Joe Biden who were once paid to represent foreign interests and registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Their prior clients range from Iran and Kazakhstan to Canada and Mexico.

FARA records show White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su’s law firm paid out $30,000 a month to Mercury Public Affairs on behalf of the government of Kazakhstan in 2018. Biden Special Assistant Erin Pelton was employed with Mercury in the same year and worked on behalf of both Kazakhstan and Qatar, according to public government documents.

In 2006, Biden’s U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski’s public affairs firm, McGuireWoods Consulting, was paid nearly $140,000 over a six-month period by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO).

“As Americans experience one Biden-era crisis pile on top of another, the President’s Cabinet, spokesmen, and aides behind the scenes seem to put America last,” said Derrick Hollie, the communications director for Inside Biden’s Basement. “It is instructive for Americans watching their needs take a back seat to know which of those officials Inside Biden’s Basement have represented nations other than our own yet now have tremendous power over their lives.” Hollie worked previously in Trump’s Department of Transportation.

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Tea Party Patriots Action Calls for Biden Impeachment After Raid of Trump Residence

In an email Jenny Beth Martin the Honorary Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Action issued the following statement:

Joe Biden must be impeached. The raid on President Trump’s home should have never happened. It is beyond wrong. It is obviously part of the ongoing witch hunt that began before President Trump ever took office, and which continues to this day.

President Obama’s IRS unlawfully targeted citizen groups that dared to oppose Obama policies. Now President Biden’s FBI and DOJ have continued the tradition of politicizing federal agencies and have upped the ante by attacking a former president.

We are supposed to be a constitutional republic not a banana republic. This madness must be stopped.

Anyone and everyone who cares about the future of our constitutional republic must get out to vote in record numbers in the fall elections. We must elect a Congress that will use its constitutional oversight and power of the purse to rein in an out-of-control executive and return power to the people.

In liberty,

Jenny Beth Martin
Honorary Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Action

President Donald J. Trump issued the following statement on the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago:

These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After I working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections. Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.

“The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax 11, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends, it is political targeting at the highest level!

Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress. Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. She even took antique furniture, and other items from the White House.

I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly delivered for our Country, like we have never seen before. The establishment hated it. Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories, and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped.

I will continue to fight for the Great American People!

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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FBI BULLETIN: Ashli Babbitt, Betsy Ross Flag, and Liberty Tree Tied to Violent Extremism

The FBI is irretrievably broken. Enemy of the people.

Ashli Babbitt, Betsy Ross Flag, and Liberty Tree Tied to Violent Extremism in Leaked FBI Bulletin

By Joseph M. Hanneman, The Epoch TimesAugust 3, 2022 Updated: August 3, 2022

A leaked FBI internal bulletin on domestic terrorism lists U.S. Capitol shooting victim Ashli Babbitt as someone considered a “martyr” by militia violent extremists (MVE) and the Second Amendment as how militias “justify their existence” because of a reference to a “well-regulated Militia” and the right to bear arms.

The “Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide” was leaked to Project Veritas, which released images of the bulletin on its website and social media on Aug. 2. It includes such common images as the Gadsden flag, the Betsy Ross flag, and the Liberty Tree.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A portion of a leaked internal FBI bulletin on domestic terrorism released by Project Veritas.

The document includes terms and symbols that are very familiar in conservative, law enforcement, and military circles. In the introduction, the FBI stressed that simply using the terms or symbols is not evidence of wrongdoing.

“The use or sharing of these symbols alone should not independently be considered evidence of MVE presence or affiliation, or serve as an indicator of illegal activity, as many individuals use these symbols for their original historic meaning or other non-violent purposes,” the bulletin reads.

Many on the right, however, are likely to see the bulletin as further evidence of federal government acrimony for conservatives in the wake of Jan. 6 unrest at the Capitol.

“Widespread use of symbols and quotes from American history, especially the Revolutionary War, exists within MVE networks,” the bulletin says. “Historic and contemporary military themes are common for MVE symbols.”

The document is marked “unclassified/law enforcement sensitive” and “for internal use only.”

An ‘MVE Martyr?’

Babbitt’s name is included on a list of five people that “MVEs consider … to be Martyrs,” the document said. Others include Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, shot to death by Oregon state police in 2016; Vicki Weaver, killed by a federal sniper in the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge; and Marvin Heemeyer, a disgruntled muffler shop owner who used an armored “killdozer” to raze a section of Granby, Colo., in 2004.

Ashli Babbitt’s husband, Aaron Babbitt of San Diego, offered a one-word reaction about her name on the list when contacted by The Epoch Times: “Laughable.”

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COLORADO: Dominion Voting Machines Fail Logic and Accuracy Tests Prior to Recount

Paper ballots. Why are the good people of Colorado putting up with this treachery?

Dominion machines fail accuracy test prior to Colorado recount: report

By RSBN Network, August 7, 2022:

Dominion Voting Systems voting machines reportedly failed a logic and accuracy test last week in El Paso County, Colorado, as counties across the state prepare for recounts of several June 28 primary races, according to The Gateway Pundit.

Republican candidate for El Paso County Clerk, Peter Lupia, who was present for the testing, reported that the exact number of ballots tested was 4,216, of which 2,266 were sent to adjudication.

Lupia, who has formally requested a recount of his race, claimed that the ballots used during the testing were “fake” computer-generated ballots and that the parameters for adjudication were broader than those used during the election.

“When they ran these ballots through the system back before the primary, in the last week of May, they only were finding about six to seven errors per batch that went to adjudication,” he said. “Because of those expanded parameters, now they had 2,266 ballots that now qualify to go through adjudication.”

Per The Gateway Pundit, two Dominion employees were also reported to be on-site for the testing, and teams of judges reviewed the ballots as part of the adjudication process.

Earlier this week, Colorado secretary of state candidate Tina Peters also requested a recount of her primary race, which she allegedly lost to fellow Republican Pam Anderson.

Per The Denver Post, Peters released a statement calling the recount an “absolute disaster” following Friday’s shocking testing results.

“Today, the machine tabulated recount ordered by Secretary of State Jena Griswold failed the Logic and Accuracy Test (LAT), with Dominion employees present, in a spectacular fashion with over a 50% error rate out of the 4,000+ ballots tested,” Peters reportedly said. “These voting machines are unacceptable for use in Colorado elections.”

Since the 2020 election, voting machines have come under scrutiny for what many experts have described as a concerning lack of security.

On July 21, one such expert, CyFIR CEO and Founder Ben Cotton, testified in federal court that he was “shocked” by the Dominion voting machines’ lack of cybersecurity during his forensic analysis of them for the Arizona Senate audit, stating that “the average home computer” would be more secure.

The hearing was held in response to a lawsuit filed by Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, who are seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the use of electronic voting machines in the state’s upcoming elections.

“Election voting machines cannot be deemed reliably secure and do not meet the constitutional and statutory mandates to guarantee a free and fair election,” their complaint reads. “The use of untested and unverified election voting machines violates the rights of the plaintiffs and their fellow voters and office seekers, and it undermines public confidence in the validity of election results.”

As questions and concerns continue to be raised about the security of voting machines, those with suspicions will undoubtedly be watching closely as this year’s competitive races play out.

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Biden-Era USPS Chief in Mail-In Ballot Unit Arrested After Trying To Meet Teen Boy For Sex

“I’m A Pedophile” — Russell Rappel-Schmid


Democrat Washington is literally Sodom and Gomorrah. These degenerates must be purged.

‘I’m A Pedophile’: Biden-Era USPS Chief in Mail-In Ballot Unit Arrested After Trying To Meet Teen Boy For Sex

By Natalie Winters, The National Pulse,

A high-level U.S. Postal Service official appointed under President Joe Biden was caught during a child sex sting, admitting “I’m a pedophile” on camera.

Russell Rappel-Schmid, the Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), was caught in San Diego, California attempting to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.

The PRC is responsible for overseeing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) – which deals with mail-in ballots during election season – and Rappel-Schmid was tasked with running the commission’s data management and compliance with the OPEN Government Data Act.

While federal authorities have not yet confirmed the man in the video is Rappel-Schmid, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced that Rappel-Schmid was released from the city’s Central Jail early Tuesday morning after being arrested on Monday. His felony arraignment is set for next Monday.

Rappel-Schmid was reportedly in San Diego for a business conference when he allegedly tried to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old boy for sex. The People vs Predators group filmed the encounter, and Rappel-Schmid can be seen admitting “I’m a pedophile.”

In response to the video and criminal charges, the PRC terminated Rappel-Schmid from his position.

“The Postal Regulatory Commission has become aware of the recent arrest of one of our employees. Upon becoming aware of this information, the Commission has terminated this employee effective immediately. The Commission is shocked and horrified at these serious allegations and maintains a steadfast commitment to promptly deal with any claims of employee misconduct.”

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Rappel-Schmid’s profile has been removed from the agency’s website.

He joined the oversight body under President Joe Biden in May and previously served as the State of Alaska’s first chief data officer. Rappel-Schmid also worked at the USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) on the data analytics team and as an audit manager.

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Parents File ‘Blockbuster Lawsuit’ for ‘Moral Corruption of Children’ Against Virginia’s Loudoun County Schools

Bravo! Save the children from the depraved Democrats.

Parents file ‘blockbuster lawsuit’ against Loudoun County Schools for ‘moral corruption of children’

‘Today we bring that fight to the court to vindicate the rights of parents, not just here, but everywhere.’

Loudoun County parents at the June 22, 2021 school board meeting. Parents protested transgender policies and propaganda in schools as well as critical race theory Twitter video / John Cooper

According to the conservative group, “The delusion that public school bureaucrats – not parents – have the right, the authority, and the power to decide what’s best for a child is a sickness that has spread across the country to schools in all states.”

Loudoun County, Virginia became a major political and cultural flashpoint last year after parents raised the alarm about the school board’s implementation of radical gender ideology. Policies enacted by the school board permit boys who identify as girls to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, and force children to use the preferred gender identity “pronouns” of peers.

Last year, Daily Wire investigative reporter Luke Rosiak broke an exclusive story showing that the school board had tried to cover up an incident in which a boy wearing a skirt raped a female student in a school bathroom.

Many outraged parents responded to the controversy by flocking to school board meetings to denounce the radical policies, helping to spark a nationwide parents movement.

The mobilization of American parents against radical agendas in the classroom gave rise to a bevy of Republican-led initiatives to expand parental rights, ban LGBT-promoting curricula in the classroom, and require students to only use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their biological sex.

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Nobody can tell me what to do with my life, right?

No one argues that the good of autonomy should allow running red lights.


The strongest argument for euthanasia and assisted suicide may be “autonomy”. In its crudest form, this means: “who are you to tell me what to do with my life?” Bioethicist Xavier Symons argues that autonomy is completely inadequate as a key to assessing the “right to die”.


MercatorNet: In a nutshell, what’s wrong with the argument “nobody can tell me what to do with my life”?

Xavier Symons: Liberal democratic societies already place quite significant limits on the exercise of autonomy (limits that any reasonable person ought to be able to accept). No one argues that the good of autonomy should allow child abuse, for example. Nor do people protest public decency standards or traffic regulations, save for exceptional circumstances.

Current social circumstances demonstrate, therefore, that the argument “my body my choice” is crude and not accepted in many spheres outside of healthcare. Indeed, it is not at all clear that it holds in healthcare either, if we consider the strict public health measures that have been introduced across the globe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The notion that the logical conclusion of upholding the good of autonomy necessarily means legalising practices like euthanasia is inherently flawed. Autonomy is a value that is important but also is the subject of appropriate limits that protect the common good.

Indeed, an adequate conception of autonomy ought to be set against the backdrop of an objective moral order and situated in the context of the common good. Autonomy ought to be conceived of as part of a matrix of social conditions that taken together are conducive to the realisation of basic human goods. Autonomy is one condition, but not the only condition, for human flourishing.

Or, as Daniel Sulmasy has written, “free choice is the context of morality, not the content of morality”. Autonomous choices should be aimed at basic goods – or, at least, not be in violation of basic goods – for such choices to be considered authentic exercises of autonomy.

The exercise of authentic autonomy is enabled by virtue of the human communities to which one belongs. Indeed, there is a very real sense in which “your life is not your own”, at least with respect to your identity as a practical reasoner. Human beings become mature practical reasoners through education and life experience, and both these come from the communities of which one is a part – the family, friendships, neighbourhoods, educational institutions, intellectual communities, clubs and societies, religious tradition(s), and so forth.

Ironically, respect for autonomy requires that we seek to preserve and sustain the community norms and relationships that support and sustain the practical reason. I feel like the whole “it’s my life” mentality misses this point completely.

Autonomy is the ideology of political liberalism – which has come under fire in the wake of Black Lives Matter and the rise of critical race theory. Are there philosophical critics of autonomy nowadays?

Philosophers have engaged in extensive debate about the nature of autonomy in recent decades. Communitarian critics of autonomy argue that a liberal conception of autonomy – a view that conceptualizes the individual as self-sufficient and existing in isolation from other members of society – ignores the fact that human beings are situated within communities and ought to focus first of all on the ethical norms that arise from one’s membership of communities.

Similarly, feminist critics of autonomy argue that liberal political theorists overlook the relational dimensions of autonomy, and, in particular, the fact that autonomy can be enhanced or diminished based on the social conditions and network of relationships in which one is embedded.

It seems that recent social criticism of liberalism focuses on the meritocratic dimension of liberal political philosophy. There is a widespread view that it is not sufficient to simply provide equality of opportunity in society. We need to take affirmative steps to redress structural inequalities (e.g. structural racism) that can leave people at a disadvantage even where ostensibly we have created a level playing field.

The effects upon relatives and friends are a major issue when we mention suicide. Why do people privilege “autonomy” and ignore the collateral damage when we debate assisted suicide?

The broader cultural effect of legalised euthanasia is something that has been largely ignored in public debate. We should realise that euthanasia contains within it a philosophical position on the value of life. As Albert Camus once wrote, “judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy”.

Euthanasia represents the view that human existence only has conditional value or worth; the value or worth of life can be lost if one’s quality of life is sufficiently poor. This conditional approach to the fundamental question of human existence creates a world in which there are two categories of life – lives that are worth living and lives that are not.

Make no mistake: this is a departure from the view that human life has value by default precisely because it is human life. Indeed, we are entering an era where practices like rational suicide are becoming much more difficult to resist and suicide prevention is becoming harder to rationally defend. This is because we have debased the ethical foundation for our opposition to suicide. Human life is no longer viewed as having intrinsic and inalienable moral status. The ethics of suicide is reducible to a question of consent and autonomy if one can alienate or waive their own right to life.

Does a radical position on autonomy threaten our society’s commitment to human equality?

Yes. A crude ethic of autonomy threatens our society’s commitment to protect and promote human dignity. We outlaw all sorts of things – like dwarf tossing, for example – on the grounds that they are an affront to human dignity. Consent is not sufficient to override our fundamental commitment to respect in this case. In 1995, France’s highest court rejected a lawsuit by a man with achondroplasia to overturn the country’s ban on dwarf tossing. The court concluded that dwarf tossing was an “affront to human dignity”.

A crude ethic of autonomy rejects this reasoning and leads to a situation in which choice trumps human dignity. This is a perilous situation and can undermine our commitment to human dignity altogether. A universal prohibition on the taking of human life, for example, ought to function as a limiting principle on individual autonomy – a red line that ought not be crossed. Yet if we say that autonomy overrides the right to life then an individual agent can choose to “‘waive’ their right to life”.

Fundamental human equality presupposes the inalienability of the right to life of the human person and is a necessary ethical foundation of any civilised society. Aside from ensuring the maintenance of social order, fundamental human equality ensures that members of society who might otherwise be subject to discrimination – people living with disabilities, people with chronic health conditions, older members of the community, and so forth – are treated with dignity rather than derision, and respect rather than repugnance.

The treatment of care home residents in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic is one example of a worrying erosion of the principle of human equality in Western societies. As Charles Camosy warns, “if we continue on our current path […] the idea of fundamental human equality may simply die out”.

But how can euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) possibly harm other people? They are not being forced to get a lethal injection or even to agree.

We routinely ignore the effects that our choices have on other people. This is a regrettable fact of our pathologically individualistic culture. The reality is that one agent’s exercise of autonomy can lead to a diminution of the autonomy of other agents. Indeed, the very existence of options or choices can harm people.

This idea is compellingly explained in the bioethical papers of American philosopher David Velleman. Regardless of the ostensible public support that exists in favour of euthanasia and assisted suicide, there will always be vulnerable members of the community who do not want to have to confront the question of whether they should avail themselves of a legal option to end their own life. Many people may not want to have this choice available, because, in the words of Velleman, “to offer the option of dying may be to give people new reasons for dying”.

In a world where so many dwell in a rational space where the value of continued existence is in constant question, the option of EAS could alter the personal existential calculus of vulnerable individuals in catastrophic ways. This is one clear autonomy-based argument against the legalisation of EAS.

Can people who are at the end of their lives really make autonomous decisions to end it all? Is there something special about those last days?

People nearing the end of life often have diminished autonomy and it thus becomes difficult to justify giving terminally ill patients total autonomy to decide whether they will end their own lives. Crucially, agency – understood as the human capacity to freely choose one’s thoughts, motivations and actions without undue internal or external influences – comes apart from a crude conception of autonomy in morally important ways. One can meet Tom Beauchamp and James Childress’s criteria for autonomy, namely, intentionality, understanding and control, while still experiencing diminished agency.

Factors that diminish agency include a loss of meaning and purpose in life, a bleak and pessimistic outlook on the future and a distorted perception of one’s own prognosis. A desire for death or a loss of the will to live would ordinarily be seen as a factor that impairs one’s capacity for rational judgement.

Yet in the case of EAS, this sentiment becomes the very context for decision-making. EAS thus distorts conventional conceptions of agency and leads to the adoption of a crude conception of autonomy whereby one only requires the ability to understand information and the absence of overt forms of coercion.

This dimension of decision-making about EAS is particularly insidious. EAS challenges the traditional constraints that we put on decision-making in situations of severe depression or demoralisation, leading instead to a scenario in which these factors provide legitimacy and rational justification for one’s decision.

Your recent paper suggested that genuine respect for autonomy is actually a good argument against assisted suicide. Can you explain that?

The excessive emphasis on autonomy in recent decades draws attention to the dangers of conceiving of this value in a moral vacuum. We ought to instead theorise autonomy within the context of other values that are of fundamental social importance. In particular, we ought to acknowledge the symbiotic relationship between autonomy and human dependence, and the role that autonomy plays in the flourishing of human communities.

Autonomy is a portmanteau word  formed from two Greek words, namely, αὐτος (autos; ‘self’) and νομος (nomos; ‘law’). Autonomy, thus, is concerned with self-legislation or self-governance. The autonomous individual is one who is capable of moral self-determination and who is free from external and internal constraints on their motivations, thoughts, decisions and actions. The concept need not be cashed out in terms of an atomistic, liberal conception of the self and society.

Even on that worldview, one can still argue for limitations on autonomy, such as traffic regulations. Otherwise, one could not drive anywhere for fear of other drivers being on the wrong side of the road. Rather, autonomy can be understood within the context of an integral vision of human communities. Two considerations are particularly relevant here: the role that autonomy plays in the realisation of basic goods; and the role that communities play in facilitating authentic exercises of autonomy.

First, autonomy can be conceived of as part of a matrix of social conditions that taken together are conducive to the realisation of basic human goods. In their recent book The Way of Medicine, Curlin and Tollefsen identify two functions that illustrate the importance of autonomy in human flourishing. First, some goods are only realised if people make commitments (e.g., marriage, friendship, religion). That is to say, some goods come into being via certain commitments made by persons. Marriage, for example, is a contract (or covenant) between two individuals (a man and a woman, on the traditional conception). Second, commitments also help human beings in community to realise goods to a greater degree, in themselves and one another. If society were governed in a totalitarian manner whereby people of working age were merely assigned to professional roles rather than voluntarily choosing to occupy such roles, we would probably end up with a workforce that is less dynamic and cohesive than one which is made up by free actors.

Such a workforce would be less efficacious in their pursuit of the basic goods constitutive of the flourishing of society.

Second, the exercise of authentic autonomy is enabled by virtue of the human communities to which one belongs. Indeed, the self that is at the heart of any plausible conception of autonomy is a self that is shaped and formed through communities such as the family, friendships, neighbourhoods, educational institutions, intellectual communities, clubs and societies, religious tradition(s), and so forth. The circumstances of one’s life can vary remarkably with respect to the communities to which one belongs.

Yet one fact is undeniable: from childhood to old age, from times of health to times of illness and disability, human beings are constantly dependent on each other to know themselves and the world and to make decisions that are conducive to their wellbeing. Most relevant for our purposes, an individual’s reliance on the help, support and encouragement of other human beings is typically most acute in one’s final days and hours.

Vaccine mandates around the globe were widely accepted during the Covid pandemic while refuseniks were ridiculed. Is this relevant to the debate over assisted suicide?

I think there are aspects of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic that lend support to the anti-euthanasia case. For example, scholars have argued that the rigid focus on saving lives in the pandemic – which was used as a justification for lockdowns and various other restrictions on social and economic activity during the pandemic – actually makes it harder to justify the legalisation of euthanasia.

If there is a possibility of even one wrongful death from euthanasia legislation (and this is quite a plausible contention) then it seems that there is a good case for restricting people’s end of life liberties to protect that one life that could be wrongfully taken if we legalised euthanasia.

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Xavier Symons is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Plunkett Centre for Ethics, The Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Health Australia. More by Xavier Symons.

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Watch as Rep. Boebert Promises CPAC: Democrats ‘Will Pay The Price For Silencing Americans’

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado let loose a torrent of ridicule and recrimination against Democrat officials when she took the stage Saturday in the lead-up to President Trump’s speech in front of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

After riling up the packed Dallas crowd by stating that if Republicans retake Congress in the upcoming midterms she intends to lead a charge to prosecute National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci and impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, she elicited roars and cheers when she tweeted from the stage, “when Republicans retake the majority, you will pay the price for silencing Americans.”

Boebert and two other leading conservative women, the Republican nominees for the Michigan and Arizona governorships Tudor Dixon and Kari Lake, spoke with ever-increasing enthusiasm and defiance, setting a tone that continued with former President Trump’s own speech.

When Trump finally took the stage, he called for “a crippling defeat” of Democrats in order to save the country. “We want to be populist,” he continued, “because we love our country.”

Trump’s explicit endorsement of populism mirrored the opening day speech of Hungary’s populist president Viktor Orban, which itself provoked a reaction from establishment media outlets. The conference’s notable populist theme continued with a speech from Brexit engineer and British politician Nigel Farage.

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Russians Behind Social Media ‘Influence Operations’ Supporting Black Lives Matter and the Black Hammer Party

BOT: A computer program that operates as an agent for a user or other program in order to simulate or influence human activity.

Internet Research Agency, Агентство интернет-исследований: A Russian company engaged in online influence operations on behalf of Russian business and political interests. It is linked to Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin and based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


The Internet Research Agency (IRA) is the real Russian collusion story beginning in 2016 until today.

On August 6th 2022 reported:

After years of Russiagate conspiracy theories about how the Russians had somehow rigged the 2016 presidential election using Facebook ads, the Senate Intelligence report awkwardly revealed that the Russian operation had focused most of its attention on black nationalists.

The Senate report revealed that “most of the videos” put out by the Russian IRA troll factory on YouTube “pertained to police brutality and the activist efforts of the Black Lives Matter organization” and found that “no single group of Americans was targeted… more than African-Americans” around “race and related issues”.

But that was an understatement.

The Russians had created their own Black Lives Matter groups, activists and protests. It is still not fully clear where the dividing lines between black nationalists and Russian agents lie. And the media has consistently buried these revelations about the real Russian role in our politics to focus on the discredited smears targeting President Trump and his political allies.

And yet the true Russian agents were the black nationalists championed by the Left.

According to Wikipedia,

The agency has employed fake accounts registered on major social networking sites,[3] discussion boards, online newspaper sites, and video hosting services to promote the Kremlin’s interests in domestic and foreign policy including Ukraine and the Middle East as well as attempting to influence the 2016 United States presidential election. More than 1,000 employees reportedly worked in a single building of the agency in 2015.

Social media is filled with fake accounts called BOTs, short for robot, that are used by individuals and nation states to influence social and political policies.

The Democrats—BLM—Russiagate

In an  October 8th, 2019 article titled Senate Intel Report Shows Russian Propaganda Was Not About 2016 Election Daniel Greenfield wrote.

This is volume 2 of the Senate Intel report on Russia’s propaganda activities targeting Americans, on the left and the right, with fake Facebook groups and social media accounts. Despite the media’s false claims, Vol. 2 makes it clear this was not about the election.

Analysis of the behavior of the IRA-associated social media accounts makes dear that while the Russian information warfare campaign exploited the context of the election and election-related issues in 2016, the preponderance of the operational focus, as reflected repeatedly in content, account names, and audiences targeted, was on sociapy divisive issues-such as race, immigration, and Second Amendment rights-in an attempt to pit Americans against one another and against their government. The Committee found that IRA influence operatives consistently used hot-button, societal divisions in the United States as fodder for the content they published through social media in order to stoke anger, provoke outrage and protest, push Americans further away from one another, and foment distrust in government institutions. The divisive 2016 U.S. presidential election was just an additional feature of a much more expansive,, target-rich landscape of potential ideological and societal sensitivities.

The IRA was Russia’s troll org.

Again, we already knew this. A previous report and this report already showed that most of the activities were targeted at black people. Facebook itself revealed that most of the ad buys were post-election. (And the media responded with furious threats and attacks on Facebook.)

The Committee found that no single group of Americans was targeted by IRA information operatives more than African-Americans. By far, race and related issues were the preferred target of the information warfare campaign designed to divide the country in 2016. Evidence of the IRA’s overwhelming operational emphasis on race is’ evident in the IRA’s Facebook advertisement content (over 66 percent contained a term related to race) and targeting (locational targeting was principally aimed at African Americans in key metropolitan areas with), its Face book pages (one of the IRA’s topperforming pages, “Blacktivist,” generated 11.2 million engagements with Facebook ‘ users), its Instagram content (five of the top 10 Instagram accounts were focused on African-American issues and audiences), its Twitter content (heavily focused on hotbutton issues with racial undertones, such as the NFL kneeling protests),

In other words, the Russkies were doing the same stuff they were doing during the Cold War.

According to the U.S. Senate intelligence report,

For decades, Soviet active measures pushed conspiratorial and disinformation narratives about the United States around the world. The KGB authored and published false stories and forged letters concerning the Kennedy assassination, including accounts suggesting CIA involvement in the killing. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the target of manufactured KGB narratives, as was Ronald Reagan. Russian intelligence officers planted anti-Reagan articles in Denmark, France, and India during his unsuccessful 1976 bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

A declassified U.S. State. Department document from 1981 outlines a series of realized Russian active measures operations, including the spread of falsehoods concerning U.S. complicity in the 1979 seizure of the Grand Mosque of Mecca and responsibility for the 1981 death of Panamanian General Omar Torrijos, as well as an elaborate deception involving multiple forgeries and false stories designed to undermine the Camp David peace process and to exacerbate tensions between the United States and Egypt. Among the most widely known and successful active measures operations conducted during the Cold War centered on a conspiracy that the AIDS virus was manufactured by the United States at a military facility at Fort Detrick in Maryland. This fictional account of the virus’ origin received considerable news coverage, both in the United States and in over forty non-Cold War aligned countries around the world. 49 (U) I

In a 1998 CNN interview, retired KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin described active measures as “the heart and soul of Soviet intelligence”: Not intelligence collection, but subversion; active measures to weaken the West, to drive wedges in the Western community alliances of all sorts, particularly NATO; to sow discord among allies, to weaken the. United States in the eyes of the people of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and thus to prepare ground in case the war really occurs.

The Bottom Line

 asked,

The question is how much of the Black Lives Matter and Antifa violence came out of Moscow?

Much like the Soviet involvement in race riots and domestic terrorism by the black nationalist and anti-war Left during the Cold War, we will likely never get a full accounting of the impact.

And yet an important missing piece of Russiagate is that the Left was once again accusing conservatives of its own crimes. Right down to the Russian backing for its election interference.

The Russians weren’t elevating Trump and Republicans, they were backing the far Left.

Russia has historically been on the side of the Democrats and their splinter groups. The Russians have been targeting those who oppose socialism in all of its forms.

The whole Trump Russian Collusion narrative was trumped up, no pun intended.

Who benefited from this onslaught of Russia Myths—The Democrat Party and its candidates.

We have written about the Red—Green—Blue Alliance.

The Communists, Islamists and Democrats are all on the same political page.

America is not about Democrat vs. Republican, its all about Tyrants vs. Patriots.

The 2022 midterm elections are the tipping point. Do patriots take back the House and Senate? This is the fundamental question.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

The 33 States Where Our Tax Dollars Go To Support The Non-Working Class

The Cato Institute released an updated 2016 study showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 American states, and the District of Columbia.

Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour to stay home in 13 states.

According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home and watch TV than it is to earn an honest day’s pay.

Hawaii is the biggest offender, where welfare recipients earn $29.13per hour, or a $60,590 yearly salary for doing nothing.

Here is the list of the states where the pre-tax equivalent “salary” that welfare recipients receive is higher than having a job:

  1. Hawaii : $60,590
  2. District of Columbia :$50,820
  3. Massachusetts : $50,540
  4. Connecticut : $44,370
  5. New York : $43,700
  6. New Jersey : $43,450
  7. Rhode Island : $43,330
  8. Vermont : $42,350
  9. New Hampshire:39,750
  10. Maryland : $38,160
  11. California : $37,160
  12. Oregon : $34,300
  13. Wyoming : $32,620
  14. Nevada : $29,820
  15. Minnesota : $29,350
  16. Delaware : $29,220
  17. Washington : $28,840
  18. North Dakota : $28,830
  19. Pennsylvania : $28,670
  20. New Mexico : $27,900
  21. Montana : $26,930
  22. South Dakota : $26,610
  23. Kansas: $26,490
  24. Michigan : $26,430
  25. Alaska : $26,400
  26. Ohio : $26,200
  27. North Carolina : $25,760
  28. West Virginia : $24,900
  29. Alabama : $23,310
  30. Indiana : $22,900
  31. Missouri : $22,800
  32. Oklahoma : $22,480
  33. Louisiana : $22,250
  34. South Carolina : $21,910

Hawaii, D.C. and Massachusetts pay more in welfare than the average wage their taxpaying citizens earn there.

Is it any wonder that they stay home rather than look for a job. Time for a drastic change. Americans are not stupid.

Note that California is $18.50 an hour. Are we Nuts or what? How do we undo this type of stupidity

Politicians on the Gravy Train

Now if you think paying the unemployed more than the employed s bad, check out these salaries:

  • Salary of retired United States Presidents $180,000 FOR LIFE Salary of House/Senate—$174,000 FOR LIFE.
  • Salary of Speaker of the House $223,500 FOR LIFE!
  • Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400 FOR LIFE!

NOTE: The average Salary of a teacher—$40,065; Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN—$38,000.

Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year for LIFE. She will retire as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year Plus she will receive an additional $193,400 a year for when she was Minority Leader, the fact that she has become rich while in office notwithstanding. That’s $803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not available to us, the taxpayers.

She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congresspersons that float in and out of Congress every year!

I think we found where the cuts should be made! From the state houses to the White House.

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©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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