A New Sign of Our Times


Robert Royal: The rise of populist Giorgia Meloni in Italian politics reflects a Europe-wide reaction against open borders and attacks on traditional culture, including the family. 

If exit polls hold, yesterday Italy elected its first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. The usual liberal voices will not be celebrating. Normally, Italian elections are of little interest. Since 1945, there have been seventy Italian governments – almost one a year, which might suggest instability. But Italians often say that the system is too stable. General elections just reshuffle members of the political class, which rarely change very much. Except maybe this time. A populist Italian prime minister (“extreme right,” “neo-fascist” in the mainstream media, of course) will have significant repercussions for Europe and America, and even the Catholic Church.

A prominent Italian theologian, now living in the United States has argued recently that Meloni’s election may “hurt Francis”: “The campaign has been vulgar and trashy, and all of the substantial issues – from the war in Ukraine to climate change – have been ignored.”

This account of “all the substantial issues,” like much political analysis these days, leaves out a lot. Namely, questions that daily concern most Italians – like crime, out-of-control inflation, and illegal immigration – in a country struggling economically and bewildered, as many Western nations are, by radical social changes, making their country unrecognizable to many citizens.

And Ukraine – about which Francis himself has been an uncertain trumpet – has in fact received considerable attention during the campaign. Italians, like other Europeans, don’t like Putin’s aggression, but are also deeply worried about crushing energy costs – multiple times their recent levels, even now, before winter.

The real problem with Meloni’s election for progressive Catholics appears to be that, “A new government in Italy could very easily strengthen opposition to Francis and severely limit the social and political reception of his pontificate’s core message.”

What is that “core message”?

For starters, openness to massive immigration. Even before “Who am I to judge?” Francis chose to make his first trip as pope to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, which is closer to North Africa than Cuba is to Florida.

Thousands of illegal immigrants enter Italy there, after perilous crossings of the Mediterranean – or die trying. Italy is not an ideal destination, especially given the large differences in culture and religion (mostly Islam) of the new arrivals. Large majorities of Italians – and Europeans generally – feel inundated by what are essentially open borders.

The pope occasionally mentions that countries, of course, need to consider how many immigrants they can accommodate. But his “core message” is that Europe should be taking in far more.

There’s a real debate to be had about this; and it may now actually occur, if a right-oriented government has indeed come to power in Italy.

Secular Europe still accepts the Christian notion of “welcoming the stranger,” a moral principle that carries no little weight. But there’s a difference in both principle and practice when strangers arrive in the millions and place heavy burdens on peoples and cultures – which have their own problems and claims to consideration.

The UK left the European Union in part over immigration. Hungary and Poland have adopted policies (as perhaps Italy will now as well) aimed at preserving national identity, which European elites dub xenophobia and Islamophobia. Even France seems headed in that direction. Some churchmen (Francis among them, it appears) regard calls to limit immigration as mere greed, selfishness, and callousness.

It’s not that simple, however, as we know in America, when our poorest citizens and illegal immigrants compete for jobs and resources.

Europe has just witnessed another stunning political development: liberal Sweden has elected a populist/conservative government, “a new far-right surge” according to The Washington Post, but in reality ordinary Swedes reacting to soaring crime, hundreds of Islamist bombings, and the highest incidence of rape in Europe

But European populism isn’t only about immigration. It also involves the “culture war,” something Francis has studiously tried to tamp down.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, recently warned that the European Union has “the tools” to deal with Italy if “things go in a difficult direction.” Even heads of Italy’s liberal parties felt obliged to remind the EU “not to enter into Italian affairs,” as one put it.

Von der Leyen mentioned how those “tools” (mostly withholding EU funds) were being used  against Hungary and Poland, not solely because of their immigration policies (Poland has generously absorbed tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, almost all Christians, for example), but because of their support for traditional families, advocacy for more children and national identity, and – perhaps the sorest points for the EU – efforts to limit abortion and LGBT+ propaganda directed at young children, all tagged as tending towards “fascism.”

Meloni, however, is a poor candidate for the label. A Tolkien enthusiast who sees her work as protecting the Shire – i.e., Italy – she’s said, “I consider power very dangerous. . .an enemy and not a friend.”

She’s been cagey about abortion – willing to tolerate existing Italian law, but wanting to reduce abortion – this in a country where many medical professionals already refuse to be involved in abortion on conscience grounds. Her coalition will clearly favor more traditional social policies, something that triggers the international elites who have come to consider their own extreme positions on abortion, gays, and trans people as moral imperatives.

Pope Francis has spoken about abortion as like “hiring a hitman” and gender theory as a kind of Western cultural imperialism. At the same time, he has been quite indulgent towards pro-abortion politicians, and homosexual and trans groups. He has no stomach for the kind of culture skirmishes needed to make a difference.

As a non-Italian, it would be hard for him to criticize a political coalition that enjoys broad public support. The Italian bishops themselves will now be in a difficult spot between papal preferences and popular sentiment. It will be interesting to see if they can all get past the slurs about “fascism” and help Europe come to grips with a populism that is not without its perils, but has its reasons – a challenging new sign of our times.

You may also enjoy:

Brad Miner’s Meddling and Puritanical Jacobins

Alessandra Bocchi’s Italy Returns to Masses

AUTHOR

Robert Royal

Robert Royal is editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. His most recent books are Columbus and the Crisis of the West and A Deeper Vision: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century.

AWED MEDIA BALANCED NEWSLETTER: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

Welcome!

Here is the link for this issue, so please share it on social media.

Bookmark or make Favorite: 2022 Archives, 2021 Archives & 2020 Archives.

Particularly note the *** asterisked items *** below…

‘Dilbert’ Scrapped from Funny Pages, but Who Gets the Last Laugh?

Question: How many newspapers scrapped Doonesbury?

— This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic —

If You Only Have Time to Read a Few Select Articles:

*** ‘Unethical’ and up to 98 Times Worse Than the Disease: Top Scientists Publish Paradigm-Shifting Study About COVID-19 Vaccines

*** Report: The McCullough paper

*** Dr. Kory:  The Criminal Censorship of Ivermectin’s Efficacy By The High-Impact Medical Journals – Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

*** Federal Judge Strikes Down Federal “Vaccine” & Mask “Mandates”

*** Report: An Assessment of the Conventional Global Warming Narrative

*** Little Known Climate facts from the IPCC

*** Efforts to Transform US Nuclear Industry Entering Full Bloom

*** Pennsylvania hearing shines light on solar concerns

*** Obama Led Germany Into Putin’s Energy Trap

*** Short video: That would be the road to hell

*** The Republican Commitment to America

*** An Eleven Point Plan to Rescue America

*** ‘Dilbert’ Scrapped from Funny Pages, but Who Gets the Last Laugh?

*** U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

*** Study: Christianity quickly diminishing in US, on pace to become minority religion

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

*** World Council of Health: Early COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

*** COVID-19: What You Need To Know (Physicians for Informed Consent)

*** If you have received a COVID-19 injection, here’s how to Detox

*** Place Your US Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 — Therapies:

*** Dr. Kory:  The Criminal Censorship of Ivermectin’s Efficacy By The High-Impact Medical Journals – Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

COVID-19 — Injections:

*** ‘Unethical’ and up to 98 Times Worse Than the Disease: Top Scientists Publish Paradigm-Shifting Study About COVID-19 Vaccines

*** Report: The McCullough paper

*** Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccine Harm

Denmark: No More COVID Vaccines Offered for those Under-50

The Vaccine Narrative Is as Leaky as the Vaccines

Nearly 900 young healthy athletes confirmed dead in 18 months…

Study: Analyzing over one million subjects indicates that those with COVID-19 vaccinations are more likely to reactivate the shingles virus

Military to Trump: Apologize for Operation Warp Speed or You’re on Your Own

COVID-19 — Injection Mandates:

*** Federal Judge Strikes Down Federal “Vaccine” & Mask “Mandates”

In Self-Interest, Companies Start To Abandon Vaxx Mandates

NC Dept of Health Stops Reporting Covid Cases by Vaccination Status

COVID-19 — Children:

Closing Schools Should be the Last Option in a Pandemic

UK Gov. pauses COVID Vaccine roll-out to 5 to 11-year-old Children after 22% increase in Deaths among age group since NHS began to Vaccinate them

COVID-19 — Misc:

The Story of Jared Kushner and His Ventilators

Greed Energy Economics:

*** Adverse Energy Taxes in the Inflation Reduction Act

Electric Prices Skyrocket with Gruesome Green Energy Policy

Renewables (General):

Renewable Energy Obsession Leading to Energy Rationing!

NY Governor Announces New Solicitation Calling for 2,000+ Megawatts of New Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

Wind Energy:

*** Experts question environmental and economic value of wind power

Dominion Hides Off Shore Wind Threat to Whales

Wishes and secrets fill Dominion’s offshore wind Plan

15 years ago, wind turbines came to a Maine town, and hit turbulence along the way

Gone with the wind: Lesotho’s $15-billion wind farm project vanishes without a trace

Solar Energy:

*** Pennsylvania hearing shines light on solar concerns

Why solar ‘tripping’ is a grid threat for renewables

Nuclear Energy:

*** Efforts to Transform US Nuclear Industry Entering Full Bloom

*** Battery Deaths Put Nuclear Safety In Context

*** Poll Shows Widespread Support for Nuclear Energy

US study assesses potential for coal-to-nuclear conversion

Nuclear power is the future

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Environmentalists, Emboldened, Ask EPA to Ban Natural Gas

*** Short video: That would be the road to hell

America is Successfully Pursuing ESG = Extreme Shortages Guaranteed

The Importance of Fossil Fuels

China announces it has enough coal reserves to last another five decades

California Bans Natural Gas Furnaces, Water Heaters

How African coal is saving Green Europe from freezing this winter

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

States to Ban Gas-Powered Cars Despite EVs’ Human, Environmental Costs

California EV Dream A Nightmare for Freedom to Travel

Misc Energy:

*** 12 arguments supporting the terrible “Inflation Reduction Act,” refuted

*** The “Inflation Reduction Act” is a 4-step recipe for destroying American energy

*** Climate Panic Behind Energy Crisis

*** Obama Led Germany Into Putin’s Energy Trap

UK abandons net-zero energy policies for energy security

Denying Access to Energy: The New Normal?

IEA: The Energy Sector is failing Women in “gender equality”

Lawmakers advance bill to study energy from waves and tides

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** Little Known Climate facts from the IPCC

*** Climate Hysteria: A Mass Delusion to Demonize Carbon Dioxide

*** The Two Most Destructive Frauds in History

*** Climate Emergency Not Supported by Data, Say Four Leading Italian Scientists

*** An important new study questions IPCC’s climate sensitivity claims

*** Report: An Assessment of the Conventional Global Warming Narrative

If Republicans support climate truth

Putting the false UN IPCC 13C/12C isotope argument to bed forever

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** Climate War on Nitrous Oxide Threatens Starvation

*** CO2 Emission Reduction Has A Downside and It’s Huge!

*** Short video: Report finds ‘no evidence’ of a climate emergency

More Unraveling of the Climate Scam

‘Triple dip’ La Niña is on the way. Here’s what it means for weather in the US

The “Stunning Success” of the Green Revolution Is Yet Another Progressive Myth

COVID was just the beginning: Climate lockdowns are the next stage of the Great Reset agenda

Tim Ball Receives the Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science Award

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** Gov. DeSantis Hits The Mark On Election Security

*** Ranked Choice Voting—When Second Place Is The Winner

Free and Fair: Restoring Election Integrity Part 1 and Part 2

DOJ Refusing to Turn Over Docs About Biden ‘Plan’ to Intervene in Elections

Election Workers Are Under Attack. A Group Of Lawyers Plans To Defend Them

IRS Complaint Against (1) Mark Zuckerberg and (2) Priscilla Chan for Improper Charitable Contribution Deduction(s)

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Sued over Alleged 2020 Election Funding Fraud

Exposing the Communist Forces Behind US Election Integrity Issues

US Election — State Issues:

*** Citizen’s Guide to Building and Election Integrity Infrastructure

*** Become a Poll Watcher in your State

US braces for crisis as rail workers plot strike costing $2 BILLION a day, 15,000 nurses walkout in Minnesota and West Coast ports could shutdown amid contracts dispute

Election Integrity: AFL Sues a PA County over Illegal Drop Box Scheme

Flint, Mich. Clerk Resigns After Elections Group Calls Out Lopsided Number of Democrat Poll Watchers

PA County filed a lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems for a “breach of contract”

Democrats Have Set Their Sights on Another Key State’s (NC) Voting Laws

US Politics and Socialism:

*** U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

*** Tucker: No one in Martha’s Vineyard has come out to celebrate the arrival of migrants

Facebook Spied On Private Messages Of “Conservative Right-Wing Individuals”, Then Reported Them to FBI as Domestic Terrorism

Other US Politics and Related:

*** The Republican Commitment to America

*** An Eleven Point Plan to Rescue America

*** ‘Dilbert’ Scrapped from Funny Pages, but Who Gets the Last Laugh?

(How many newspapers have cancelled the Left wing Doonesbury?)

John Rich: How Wokeness Killed Country Music

Globalism:

*** “It’s Getting REALLY Serious” Why is Nobody Talking about This? Jordan Peterson

Religion Related:

*** Study: Christianity quickly diminishing in US, on pace to become minority religion

Open Letter to the American Pastor

NY adopts new guidelines for cracking down on religious schools

Education Related:

After Student-Loan Forgiveness, Mandatory Credentialing Has to Go

New Jersey schools must teach middle schoolers about anal sex, pregnancy options or risk ‘disciplinary action’

Science and Misc Matters:

“It’s becoming too expensive to live”: Anxious older adults struggle with tight budgets

How the Company Behind Dungeons and Dragons Lost It’s Way

Theranos whistleblower: ‘I felt like I had to start speaking up’

Ukraine:

Russian Unrest Due to Putin’s Ukraine Actions

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Newsweek

Ukraine — What You Can Do:

*** Pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people

*** A well-rated source to make a Ukraine donation

Please use social media, etc. to pass on this Newsletter to other open-minded citizens…If at any time you’d like to be added to (or taken off) the distribution of our popular,  free, worldwide Media Balance Newsletter, simply send me an email saying that.

Note 1: We recommend reading the Newsletter on your computer, not your phone, as some documents (e.g. PDFs) are much easier to read on a large computer screen… We’ve tried to use common fonts, etc. to minimize display issues.

Note 2: For recent past Newsletter issues see 2020 Archives & 2021 Archives & 2022 Archives. To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles over the twelve plus years of the Newsletter, we’ve put together   since the beginning of the Newsletter — where you can search by year. For a detailed background about the Newsletter, please read this.

Note 3: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy. Both topics are also extensively covered on my website: WiseEnergy.org.

Note 4: I am not an attorney or a physician, so no material appearing in any of the Newsletters (or any of my websites) should be construed as giving legal or medical advice. My recommendation has always been: consult a competent, licensed attorney when you are involved with legal issues, and consult a competent physician regarding medical matters.

Copyright © 2022; Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (see WiseEnergy.org).

Why did the Community Foundation of Sarasota County fund ‘QUEERCON’ at the School of Arts and Sciences public school?

We recently had a number of concerns from our readers, including links, to troubling information about how public schools are grooming children to have sex with perverts, pederasts and pedophiles.

These concerns bring up the hot-button topic of public schools “socially engineering’ pupils to be something that is scientifically impossible—becoming non-binary.

This issue has led to a national movement to give parents control of what topics their children are taught in public schools. It has also led to legislation, in states like Florida, that makes it illegal to discuss sex or teach about sex in elementary schools. It has lead to the review of materials in public school media centers that are pornographic or depict sexual acts like sodomy.

Here are some examples of what we have received from concerned parents, community leaders and even Judicial Watch.

First, here’s an email we received from a community leader that was sent to his wife,

Hi Joni,

Hey, I don’t know if you’re aware of this event [‘QUEERCON’ hosted by ALSOYouth the Community Foundation of Sarasota CountyGulf Coast Community Foundation and Manatee Community Foundation] that’s going to be held at one of our public charter schools this weekend [Saturday, September 17th, 2022], but it would be great if you guys could pray over this and we could get it to be stopped or just pray for protection over our children.

My husband is going to be there holding a sign that says ‘Jesus saves’ and passing out gospel tracts. If anyone wants to join him just give him a call at •••-•••-••••.  He wrote the principal and she wrote back unapologetic about the event and claimed that it was something that would actually help prevent the higher rate of suicide in the LGBTQ community.

Anyway, I also wrote a few other faith leaders and would love to see if we can stop this event or at least present the truth to these kids.

Thanks,

Melissa

Second, we were sent this tweet from Judicial Watch.

Then we we received a link to an article titled Chris Rufo lays out how teachers’ unions plan to ‘queer up’ sex education in schools that included this video.

Who’s Funding These Queer Up Sex Education Events?

Using the QUEERCON event which was held at the School of Arts and Sciences a charter school in Sarasota County, we looked at the Queer Up Sex Education event’s sponsors. RE: The Community Foundation of Sarasota CountyGulf Coast Community Foundation and the Manatee Community Foundation.

We decided to focus specifically on the School Board of Sarasota County, the Sarasota based organization ALSOYouth and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to understand who’s funding Queer Up Sex Education events and for how long.

What we learned was shocking.

After calling the Community Foundation of Sarasota County we learned that they have sponsored ALSOYouth and other LGBTQ organizations. In the case of ALSOYouth they have been sponsoring similar events since 1998.

As we began writing this column we were notified that Ranata Reeder, Vice President for Community Impact, that sponsored QUEERCON had resigned her position and will be replaced by Kirsten Russell. In an email the President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Roxie Jerde, wrote,

I regret to inform you that Ranata Reeder is no longer with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. We are committed to the Knowledge & Equity department and will be evaluating the job profile in the coming weeks to refill the leadership role of this team. In the interim, Kirsten Russell will oversee the Knowledge & Equity team members. We informed our staff verbally of this change Monday morning, September 19 and have a goal of posting the position by the start of October.

The ALSOYouth homepage banner states, “Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth & Their Allies & Creating Inclusive Communities. Sarasota & Manatee.

Notice how Roxie Jerde has said that Kirsten will oversee the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Knowledge & Equity team! Remember that the Democrat Party is committed to three social principles: diversity, equity and inclusion.

Note that the ALSOYouth homepage banner uses the words “empowering” and “inclusion”.

It appears that the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, ALSOYouth, and groups like Embracing Our Differences are like minded. For example Community Foundation of Sarasota County since 2004 has funded Embracing Our Differences courses for  grades 6-8 public school students like “Diversity Redesigned” created by Brittany Braniger. The Embracing Our Differences website states,

Since 2004, more than 529,000 students have participated including 52,274 students during the 2021-2022 school year alone.

In addition to free field trips, Embracing Our Differences initiatives include workshops by nationally recognized educators and lesson plans connected to art appreciation, character building and Social Emotional Learning. All lesson plans are created under the supervision of Sarasota County School District’s curriculum team and fully incorporate Florida State Standards.

Follow The Money

During our research on how Queer Up Sex Education and events like QUEERCON are happening we learned, sadly, that it’s all about the money.

It appears some public schools are more than willing to take money to promote a diversity, equity and inclusion agenda funded by non-profits.

Interviews with some key local community leaders indicated that:

  1. It isn’t the Sarasota County Teachers Union, pushing or wanting Queer Up Sex Education, as they are an independent union and focused solely on defending their members.
  2. It isn’t the teachers, with some notable exceptions, teaching Queer Up Sex Education classes or wanting them in their classrooms.
  3. It wasn’t, necessarily, even the school board pushing these Queer Up Sex Education classes and events.

It was the Sarasota non-profits who are funding and promoting Queer Up Sex Education classes and events.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County gives out millions in grants yearly to promote a diversity, equity, inclusion and Queer Up Sex Education type lesson plans to the School Board.

Over the last two years, a number of school board meetings in Sarasota County have become heated over hot-button issues relating to parental rights, transparency and what is being taught in Sarasota County’s public schools. This lead to a major flipping to a pro-parent, pro-education, pro-learning new school board.

Currently the Sarasota County School Board is controlled by Jane Goodwin, Tom Edwards, and Shirley Brown three very liberally minded individuals. The only pro-parent members are Bridget Ziegler and Karen Rose. However, that will change on November 8th, 2022 when incumbents Bridget Ziegler and Karen Rose are re-sworn in along with two new school board members Tim Enos, the former Sarasota Schools police chief and longtime educator Robyn Marinelli.

The Sarasota County School Board, which was 3-2 leaning left, becomes a school board that will now be 4-1 leaning right thanks in part to the endorsement of these two incumbents and the two new members by Governor Ron DeSantis.

We will be looking for the new school board members to divest themselves of funding from non-profit organizations that promote Queer Up Sex Education. It is time for our public schools to boycott, divest and sanction those organizations who’s seeming intent and focus is on grooming our children for sex with perverts in the name of diversity, inclusion and equity (DIE).

The Bottom Line

Parents, grandparents and concerned citizens who turned out during the primary election and voted in this new school board have high expectations.

The tide is shifting toward empowering parents and and teaching students how to learn, not what to learn, i.e. indoctrinating them.

This will begin the fight at least in Sarasota County public schools of focusing on age appropriate materials in the classroom and school media centers.

This years school board election results sent a very clear message, enough is enough.

BTW, if Tara Tahmosh, the Principal of School of Arts and Sciences where QUEERCON was hosted, really cares about preventing a “higher rate of suicide in the LGBTQ community” then she would stop exposing her students to those who want to psychologically, emotionally, physically and spiritualty fundamentally transform her children into sodomites for the use and abuse of older male pedophiles, pederasts and perverts.

For you see these children know that what is being done to them is wrong, hurtful and harmful. Yet adults like Tahmosh are promoting, encouraging and defending this sinful behavior.

EDITORS NOTE: Staff sent the following email questions to Roxie Jerde,

Roxie,

I was troubled to learn that you and the Community Foundation funded QUEERCON at the Sarasota charter School of Arts and Sciences on September 17th.

This type of event is designed to groom underage children to have sex with pederasts, pedophiles and perverts.

I would appreciate your response to the funding of this event.

Please send me the list of organizations that your Knowledge & Equity department fund.

Richard
Publisher, DrRichSwier.com

We have not received a reply as of the publishing of this column.

©Dr. Rich Swier, Ed.D. All rights reserved.

RELATED TWEET: Watch this short speech by the newly elected Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni

SOURCES:

TransTape, Chest Binders And Packers: The ‘Gender-Affirming’ Gear Public Schools Are Stocking Up On

Texas Dad Fears Custody Ruling Could Mean Chemical Castration for 10-Year-Old Son

Majority of Voters Oppose Schools Teaching Gender Identity Curriculum in Grade School

Tennessee Looking At Child Gender Transition Legislation After Vanderbilt Transgender Videos Released

Shocking video shows drag queens dressed as Disney princesses performing for children at a brewery, but somehow the ‘family-friendly’ show gets even more disturbing

Pride shaming: Charlottesville school official impels staff to wear “LGBTQ+” support attire

Top Trans Medical Org Recommends Castration For Those With ‘Eunuch’ Identity

New Jersey schools must teach middle schoolers about anal sex, pregnancy options or risk ‘disciplinary action’


For those interested in contacting Community Foundation of Sarasota County staff and Board Members here is the list:

Staff:

Board Members:

  • Daniel DeLeo – Chair Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
  • Marilyn Thompson – Vice Chair, Retired, Johnson & Johnson
  • Andrew Stultz  – Treasurer, President & Owner, Atlas Building Company of Florida
  • Felice Schulaner – Secretary, Retired, Coach Inc.
  • C.J. Fishman – Fishman & Associates, Inc.
  • Paul Hudson  – Chair, Finance Committee, Senior Managing Director, Northern Trust
  • John Humphrey – Retired, Roper Technologies
  • Donna Koffman – Philanthropist
  • Rodney Linford PhD – Retired Boeing Company
  • Kelvin Lumpkin Senior Pastor, Light of the World International Church
  • Dr. Laura Mattia – CEO & Senior Fee-Only Planner Atlas Fiduciary Financial, LLC
  • Nelle Miller Biztank
  • Mercedes Soler President and Co-Owner, Solmart Media
  • Jeff Troiano Partner, Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
  • Janet Taylor, MD, MPH Psychiatrist, Self-Care Expert, Culture Shift Educator
  • Judge Charles E. Williams – Circuit Court Judge, 12th Judicial Circuit

Watch this 7-minutes of Democrats Demanding that the Police be Defunded.

We know that Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi, Democrat governors and mayors, and the Democrat Party itself are all in with their “social justice myths” for the 2022 midterm and 2024 presidential elections.

The Defund the Police movement is the lynchpin holding up the Democrat Party’s social justice myth.

QUESTION: Why do they want to defund our police?

ANSWER: Because they can’t run on their record.

If you don’t believe us then watch this 7-minute video compilation in their own words demanding the defunding of all police,

We also know that while they are shouting from their roof tops and in the streets to “defund the police” they’re also increasing their own security details and use now weaponize police forces, like the DOJ, to attack their political opponents, e.g. the armed FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago and arrests of over 30 Trump supporters.

In a September 18th, 2022 article titled Equal Justice, They Called It American commentator, classicist, and military historian wrote,

We are now a revolutionary society in decline using the courts, prosecutors, the administrative state, and the law itself to punish enemies, help friends, and declare such asymmetry “social justice.”

What once distinguished the United States from illiberal regimes following the Orwellian mantra “some are more equal than others” was the hallowed American idea of “equal justice under the law.”

The phrase is engraved above the entrance to the United States Supreme Court—an ideal that took centuries to achieve. Yet it is an ancient concept—what the Greeks called isonomia that distinguished classical democratic Athens from its anti-democratic rivals. Isonomia later became enshrined as the central criterion of all Western consensual governments.

Does it still exist in Joe Biden’s America?

In many ways, no—due both to state and private vendettas as well as state efforts to destroy rather than merely defeat political opponents.

[ … ]

To incite the January 6 riot was prosecuted as a crime, but Kamala Harris, who was soon to be a vice-presidential candidate in the summer of 2020, could incite with impunity. Even more, she helped to raise bail for violent offenders during those riots and said of the summer-long “protests” shortly after the violent attempt to storm the White House grounds:

But they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop, and this is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not going to stop, and everyone beware, because they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before Election Day in November, and they’re not going to stop after Election Day Everyone should take note of that, on both levels, that they’re not going to let up—and they should not. And we should not.

What do those who had recently torched the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church take away from Harris’ adolescent greenlighting?

Read the full article.

Here are some tweets by Democrats on defunding the police:

The Bottom Line

We vividly remember watching a Steven Spielberg film in 1993 where the government weaponized its police, took away the right of their citizens to keep and bear arms and glorified mass murder of certain political rivals, and the Jews it was titled Schindler’s List.

Fast forward to 2022 and we now understand that we have gradually left the ideal-idyllic principle of equal justice under the law and devolved into defining justice based solely on race, gender identity and political posturing.

Today those who embrace the words of the founder of the Democrat Party Thomas Jefferson as contained in the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution are deemed enemies of the state.

The idea that no-one is above the law has devolved into a myth in which the lawless are actually rewarded by never being brought to justice.

It now seems that justice is no longer blind folded but rather she is favoring some over others.

We now see the use of “social justice” and diversity, inclusion and equity as just catch words for a tyrannical do as I say or but not as I do police state.

Today some idolize and even worship convicted felons like George Floyd to show how justice is now based upon the color of one’s skin, not the content of one’s character.

Today one party lies, promotes myths and then denies what they have done. Rather than defend their policies they demonize their political opponents.

America is at a tipping point. We either are a nation of laws and law and order or we devolve into a dystopian state based upon the government’s definition of social justice.

In his novel 1984 George Orwell wrote, “If you want to picture the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

The metaphoric ‘stamping’ creates a strong violent image amongst the audience mimicking the brutality of the Stalinist regime. Today we are in the Biden Regime.

We have given you fair warning. Elections have consequences.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLE: Two FBI whistleblowers go public with damning accusations against Biden’s politicized FBI

RELATED TWEET:

FLORIDA: Lee County Republican Executive Committee Demands Special Session to bar WHO, the IRS & FBI

The below article describes Resolutions by the Lee County Republican Executive Committee (REC) to ban Dominion Voting Machines; restrict FBI and IRS actions against political enemies and criticizes the World Health Organization.

Seems like great Resolutions which should be considered by all of Florida’s RECs as well.

Lee Co. GOP demands Special Session to bar FBI and IRS, brands WHO as security threat

Lee County Republicans officially branded international health and economic groups as national security threats and demanded Florida restrict the IRS and FBI.

At a special meeting of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee (REC), members passed a series of resolutions related to hot-button issues.

That included passage of a resolution that criticized Dominion and ES&S voting machines and called for Florida to only allow paper ballots. Supporters of former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen have leveled accusations about the security and accuracy of Dominion voting machines, and activists in multiple states have sought to nix any technology from the company.

“The two systems currently approved are Dominion and ES&S, and numerous issues exist diminishing credibility of these companies who have failed to disclose their financials and ownership as private companies,” the Lee County GOP resolution reads.

It also calls on Gov. Ron DeSantis to use executive authority to prohibit the use of any electronic voting machines in the state.

Read the full article.

©Royal A. Brown III. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLE: Top Elected Florida Democrat Abandons Party, Endorses Governor Ron DeSantis

154 Scientists at Los Alamos Nuke Lab Sold Military Secrets to China

A security firm called Strider Technologies published a report this week that said China paid leading scientists at America’s Los Alamos National Laboratory hefty sums of money to conduct research for the Chinese Communist government, including research with military applications that could threaten U.S. national security.

The report, titled The Los Alamos Club: How the People’s Republic of China Recruited Leading Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Advance its Military Programs, offered a rather straightforward answer to its titular question — China recruited those scientists by offering them up to a million dollars each, and at least 154 of them accepted.

Weren’t the Rosenbergs executed for this?

The Strider report is an extraordinarily detailed look at a problem that has been discussed at length in recent years, China’s extremely aggressive “talent recruitment” programs. The People’s Republic of China puts a great deal of effort into recruiting talented foreigners to serve its purposes, often without emigrating to China or leaving the positions they hold in free nations. Often, but not always, these recruitment programs target foreign citizens of Chinese heritage.

The most notorious of these initiatives is called the Thousand Talents Program (TTP). Many of the scientists in the Strider report were involved in TTP or its youth wing.

China’s recruitment activities often look a lot like espionage or technology theft, and sometimes participants are prosecuted for such, including employees of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Other scientists and academics have been disciplined or fired by U.S. institutions for failing to disclose the full extent of their work for China. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in April 2021 told a Senate committee that over 500 federally funded scientists were under investigation for possible links to China and other foreign powers. (Breitbart)

154 Scientists at Los Alamos Nuke Lab Defected to China

By Daniel Greenfield. September 24, 2022:

Defected of course implies that they ever worked for any nation other than China.

It’s a good thing that the Biden administration corruptly shut down the Trump administration’s attempt to stop Communist China from spying on us, manipulating us and robbing us blind to avoid offending anyone… like Beijing.

“We have heard concerns from the civil rights community that the “China Initiative” fueled a narrative of intolerance and bias. To many, that narrative suggests that the Justice Department treats people from China or of Chinese descent differently. The rise in anti-Asian hate crime and hate incidents only heightens these concerns.”

Goodbye China Initiative and U.S. National Security.

At least 154 Chinese scientists who worked on government-sponsored research at the U.S.’s foremost national security laboratory over the last two decades have been recruited to do scientific work in China — some of which helped advance military technology that threatens American national security — according to a new private intelligence report obtained by NBC News.

The report, by Strider Technologies, describes what it calls a systemic effort by the government of China to place Chinese scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where nuclear weapons were first developed.

Many of the scientists were later lured back to China to help make advances in such technologies as deep-earth-penetrating warheads, hypersonic missiles, quiet submarines and drones, according to the report.

We are literally financing our own destruction in every possible way. It’s not surprising that Communist China would want to plant its own people at Los Alamos. The mindboggling thing is that they were able to plant over 150 of them. No waiting.

For instance, according to the report, Zhao Yusheng received nearly $20 million in U.S. taxpayer grants during an 18-year career at Los Alamos, where he held a top-secret Q clearance and led a defense project developing bombs that can penetrate deep underground.

Then, in 2016, Zhao joined a talent program, Strider found, and left the U.S. for a job at a research center in China. The report notes that before that, while he was at Los Alamos, he hired another Chinese scientist who worked with him on the bomb research. That scientist filed a patent in China in 2007 for an “ultra thick penetrating warhead,” according to the report.

Zhao is now a vice president at China’s Southern University of Science and Technology, known as SUStech, which conducts defense research. He did not respond to requests for comment.

The baffling question here is why we keep hiring people coming from an enemy state and then expected different results? What exactly are the qualifications for a secret Q clearance? An ability to wear pants? A solid grade point average? Technical ability with no regard to obvious issues? It used to be that people with family in enemy nations or even foreign nations had trouble getting security clearance. And that was over the top. But now all the barriers are gone.

“The correct number of Chinese or Russian citizens at our weapon labs should be zero,” said Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee.

But that’s crazy talk. We need cheap foreign labor in our labs so we can be ripped off by our enemies.

“U.S. officials and experts say most Chinese scientists who immigrate to the U.S. remain here — and many have made significant contributions to U.S. defense technology.”

Except the tradeoff doesn’t seem to be worth if they go on to use what we know in the service of our leading enemy.

There’s a huge difference between Chinese immigrants opposed to the regime and those who are supportive or loyal to it. We used to make those distinctions with Russia, we threw them away with China. Does anyone even bother asking the folks with top clearance to denounce the regime? Or would that also be too offensive?

AUTHOR

RELATED ARTICLES:

BRUTAL: Biden Crushing Iran’s Freedom Revolution Just Like Obama Did

Venezuela Empties Prisons and Sends Criminals To Biden’s Invasion US Border

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

How Trump’s 236 Endorsed Candidates Fared in the 2022 Primary Season

Candidates who were endorsed by President Trump compiled a record of 217 wins against 19 losses. No one could come close to matching that record. The Republican Party belongs to President Trump. President Trump is doing what he should have done in 2016. And that is purge the Republican Party of the RINOS, and replace them with pro-America candidates who can win. #Trump2024!

How Trump’s 236 endorsed candidates fared in the primary season

By Washington Examiner, September 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump has loomed large over Republican primary races across the country, embracing a kingmaker role to steer the GOP’s trajectory with his coveted endorsement.

As the primary season came to a close Tuesday night, Trump finished strong, with about 92% of his preferred candidates crossing the finish line. None of his preferred candidates were on the ballot Tuesday, with the former president notably abstaining from the New Hampshire primary.

Read more.

AUTHOR

RELATED ARTICLES:

Democrats Spend $53 Million To Help ‘MAGA Republicans’ Win Primaries

Ron DeSantis: ‘We rejected the elites, and we were right’

EDITORS NOTE: This Geller Report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Best NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) & Bringing the Border to You Videos of the Week

Democrats have embraced diversity, inclusion and equity except when it comes to taking illegal aliens and dropping them on their door steps. They want open borders for thee but not for them.

They virtue signal with their “sanctuary city” labels but when push comes to shove they show their true rich white supremacist colors.

While Biden, Harris and the Department of Homeland security “say” repeatedly that the border is secure they do nothing to make the border secure.

Here are some videos debunking the Democrats love for illegals, except not in their lily white Martha’s Vineyard communities.

When governors send them illegals they cry foul and begin name-calling.

Why, because they can’t defend what they are not and will not do—secure America’s borders.

WATCH:

TO KAMALA, WITH LOVE: Migrant Buses Drop Off Outside Veep’s D.C. Residence

Migrants Interviewed Outside Kamala Harris’ House Say ‘Border is Open’

AIR DeSANTIS: Florida Gov Sends Two Planes of Border Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Ron DeSantis: ‘We rejected the elites, and we were right’

Mayorkas Secretly Met with Soros-Funded Groups During Border Trip to Address Migrant Crisis

Plundering Biden Moves To Open Up Public Benefits to 5+ Million Illegal Immigrants

WATCH: Illegal Migrant Buses Arrive At Kamala “The Border Is Secure” Harris’s Residence, “The border is open because we entered. It’s free.”

Reagan’s Goal to End the Department of Education Is Finally Gaining Momentum

Ending the Department of Education may seem like a radical idea, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds.


The debate over the federal role in education has been going on for decades. Some say the feds should have a relatively large role while others say it should be relatively small. But while most people believe there should be at least some federal oversight, some believe there should be none at all.

Rep. Thomas Massie is one of those who believes there should be no federal involvement in education, and he is actively working to make that a reality. In February 2021, he introduced H.R. 899, a bill that perfectly encapsulates his views on this issue. It consists of one sentence:

“This bill terminates the Department of Education on December 31, 2022.”

This position may seem radical, but Massie is not alone. The bill had 8 cosponsors when it was introduced and has been gaining support ever since. On Monday, Massie announced that Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) decided to cosponsor the bill, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 18.

Though it may be tempting to think Massie and his supporters just don’t care about education, this is certainly not the case. If anything, they are pushing to end the federal Department of Education precisely because they care about educational outcomes. In their view, the Department is at best not helping and, at worst, may actually be part of the problem.

“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development,” said Massie when he initially introduced the bill. “States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students.”

Massie is echoing sentiments expressed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, who advocated dismantling the Department of Education even though it had just begun operating in 1980.

“By eliminating the Department of Education less than 2 years after it was created,” said Reagan, “we cannot only reduce the budget but ensure that local needs and preferences, rather than the wishes of Washington, determine the education of our children.”

Before we rush into a decision like this, however, it’s important to consider the consequences. As G. K. Chesterton famously said, “don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.”

So, why was the federal Department of Education set up in the first place? What do they do with their $68 billion budget? Well, when it was initially established it was given 4 main roles, and these are the same roles it fulfills to this day. They are:

  • Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds (which comprise roughly 8 percent of elementary and secondary education spending).
  • Collecting data on America’s schools and disseminating research.
  • Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
  • Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

Now, some of these functions arguably shouldn’t exist at all. For instance, if you are opposed to federal funding or federal interference in education on principle, then there is no need for the first and fourth roles. As for the middle two roles, it’s clear that we need people collecting data, disseminating research, and pointing out educational issues. But the question here is not whether these initiatives should exist. The question is whether the federal government should pursue them.

On that question, there’s a good case to be made that leaving these tasks to the state and local level is far more appropriate. Education needs vary from student to student, so educational decisions need to be made as close to the individual student as possible. Federal organizations simply can’t account for the diverse array of educational contexts, which means their one-size-fits-all findings and recommendations will be poorly suited for many classrooms.

Teachers don’t need national administrators telling them how to do their job. They need the freedom and flexibility to tailor their approach to meet the needs of students. It is the local teachers, schools, and districts that know their students’ needs best, which is why they are best positioned to gather data, assess their options, and make decisions about how to meet those needs. Imposing top-down national ideas only gets in the way of these adaptive, customized, local processes.

The federal Department of Education has lofty goals when it comes to student success, but it is simply not the right institution for achieving them. If we really want to improve education, it’s going to require a bottom-up, decentralized approach. So rather than continuing to fund yet another federal bureaucracy, perhaps it’s time to let taxpayers keep their money, and let educators and parents pursue a better avenue for change.

This article was adapted from an issue of the FEE Daily email newsletter. Click here to sign up and get free-market news and analysis like this in your inbox every weekday.

AUTHOR

Patrick Carroll

Patrick Carroll has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is an Editorial Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education.

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

Freedom Is Essential For True Morality

And having a final end does not obviate the need for liberty.


What is the role of human freedom in morality? It’s a question I’ve been pondering and researching since graduate school.

C.S. Lewis once explained the different aspects of morality by using the metaphor of a flotilla. Every ship must be well run on its own, but each must also coordinate with all the others so that they avoid collisions and stay in formation. Finally, the fleet must be set on a destination, which constitutes the purpose of their journey. This is a helpful way to think about morality regarding self, others, and our ultimate end.

The personal aspect of morality—which might more properly be called ethics—is about the cultivation of virtue: the development of character traits so that choosing the good becomes a matter of habit.

An efficient and well-run ship is like a virtuous person: both have regularized the internal practices necessary to be a good example of what it is. There is one crucial difference, however: a ship’s crew is run hierarchically, under the command of a captain. But a person, in order to be truly virtuous, must be free to cultivate the virtues, or not.

There is no virtue in being temperate when you are being forced not to indulge. There is no virtue in being charitable when someone is forcing you to give up what is yours. Virtue can be guided by cultural traditions and social institutions, but it cannot be coerced. A virtuous man must also be a free man.

The interpersonal aspect of morality is more about rule following. These rules are important because, like the rules governing ships in a fleet, they prevent us from “colliding” with each other. They permit us to live together in harmony, and they also make us recognize, apart from the mere consequences to ourselves, the rights of others. Here too, liberty is essential.

When some people are permitted to dominate others, they treat others as merely a means to an end, rather than ends in themselves. Not only does this fail to honor the basic dignity within each person, it also stifles the flourishing of human potential and creativity. A society of domination will be a society that never reaches its full potential in the human sciences, physical sciences, and creative arts. Liberty affords us the greatest space possible to pursue our projects, in a way that enables us to live well with one another.

Finally, there is the question of ultimate ends. Why are we all here? Where are we going? This will necessarily be the most contentious since the idea of a final end for man often goes in tandem with a specifically religious view of man’s vocation. As a Christian, this is the position I hold.

But having a final end does not obviate the need for liberty. Freedom remains essential. To paraphrase Lord Acton, freedom is so precious that God will not override it, even when we badly misuse that freedom. In other words, we can’t get where we’re going if we’re not free to walk the road. I think this is a point on which religious, spiritual, agnostic, or even atheist persons can agree.

Thus, freedom is essential to a genuinely good human life at all the levels of morality. In my view, the classical liberal tradition remains the keeper of the flame of liberty, and I want to spend the rest of my career advancing classical liberalism as a research program. I look forward to sharing with you what I find.

Reprinted from Learn Liberty.

AUTHOR

Alexander William Salter

Alexander William Salter is an associate professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, the Comparative Economics Research Fellow at TTU’s Free Market Institute, and a senior fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research’s Sound Money Project. Follow him on Twitter @alexwsalter.

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

NYC: Muslim gets 30 years for stabbing cop in neck, shooting two others, says ‘my religion made me do it’

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

NYC man sentenced to 30 years for stabbing cop in neck during George Floyd protests

by Ben Feuerherd, New York Post, September 21, 2022:

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for stabbing an NYPD cop in the neck and shooting two other officers in an ambush during the 2020 George Floyd protests, authorities said.

Former Flatbush resident Dzenan Camovic, 23, was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun after pleading guilty in March to three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and other crimes.

On June 3, 2020, Camovic walked up to police officers Yayon Frantz Jean Pierre and Randy Ramnarine on Flatbush Avenue near Church Avenue, screamed “Allahu akbar!” drew a knife and stabbed Jean Pierre in the neck.

Camovic then rushed Ramnarine and threw his knife at him, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office said.

Wounded, Jean Pierre fired at the attacker, but tripped and lost control of his gun.

Camovic, a Bosnian national, grabbed the firearm and shot Ramnarine in the hand, according to police. He also shot another cop who responded to the scene in the hand.

After the attack, John Miller, then the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of counter terrorism, said it appeared to be terror-related, but authorities turned up no connection between Camovic and international terror groups.

Camovic allegedly told a hospital worker that he was a “worthless piece of s—t,” after the failed assassination attempt.

“I killed two police officers and my religion made me do it,” he told the hospital worker, according to court papers filed after the attack….

RELATED ARTICLES:

France: Muslim threatens to kill teacher who asked his sister to remove her hijab

The Islamic State ‘has regrouped…and it is organizing for a prolonged insurgency’

Hamas-linked CAIR accuses House Democrats of ‘dishonest, Islamophobic attacks’ on Rashida Tlaib

US Air Force Academy trains cadets to avoid male/female identifiers, bars them from calling people ‘terrorists’

Australia: Muslim relatives kidnap women, terrorize them for converting to Christianity

Hamas-Linked CAIR Tries Another Lawsuit Before the TV Cameras

No Further Questions, Your Honor

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

If Matt Walsh’s Reporting On Child Castration Is ‘Dangerous,’ What Is Biden’s ‘MAGA Extremism’ Rhetoric That Got A Teen Killed?

The Democrats are the party of murder, child castration and political oppression. Who would vote for these savages? This isn’t merely a political division. This is life and death. Perhaps a national divorce is the only peaceful resolution.

If Matt Walsh’s Reporting Is ‘Dangerous,’ What Is Biden-Backed ‘MAGA Extremism’ Rhetoric That Got A Teen Killed?

By: Elle Purnell, The Federalist, 

‘Matt Walsh is inciting a terror campaign against a hospital,’ one blue-checkmark raged on Twitter. ‘He will get people hurt or killed.’

Journalist Matt Walsh uncovered videos showing that Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been mutilating sex-confused kids and bragging about the profit margins of doing so since 2018, and some left-wingers came away with the impression that Vanderbilt, not the children it manipulated and maimed, was the victim. Accusing Walsh of “terrorism,” “harassment,” and “behaving dangerously,” they’re claiming Walsh is inciting violence against the medical center and are trying to shut down his reporting as a result.

But while a journalist publishing what the corporate media refuses to gets accused of stirring up hypothetical violence, an 18-year-old kid was just killed when he was run down by a man who said he thought the “teen was part of a Republican extremist group” — just weeks after the president of the United States ominously smeared “MAGA Republicans” as a “threat to the very soul of this country.”

Leftists weren’t wailing about “incitement to violence” then, and the national press almost universally ignored the slaying of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson. They saved their outrage for Walsh, who merely published information, screenshots, and videos he’d obtained from Vanderbilt to reveal the medical center’s mutilation of minors’ healthy organs, the calloused financial incentives of which the center boasted, and the steps the center had taken to silence internal dissent.

Noah Berlatsky, a writer with bylines in The Washington Post and The Atlantic, flagged Walsh’s reporting for Twitter Support and accused the tech platform of being “complicit in terrorism” and potentially “murder” if it didn’t shut Walsh’s reporting down.

Leah Torres, an abortion center director who had her medical license suspended two years ago, said Walsh was “behaving dangerously” and “is going to get people hurt and/or killed.” She also claims to have reported the post, saying “that hardly feels like enough,” and tagging the FBI.

Alejandra Caraballo, an instructor at Harvard Law School, claimed without evidence that “Vanderbilt medical center has had to shift medical appointments for its trans clinic to virtual telehealth appointments as a result of threats being made.”

“Matt Walsh is inciting a terror campaign against a hospital and disrupting care,” she added. “He will get people hurt or killed.”

She also cited an equally slanted NBC News article that framed the topic this way: “Several children’s hospitals, most notably Boston Children’s, have been the targets of a far-right harassment campaign for months, led by anti-trans influencers with millions of collective followers who have spread misinformation about the hospitals’ gender-affirming treatment for minors.” NBC failed to say what part of the reporting on hospitals’ abuse of minors was “misinformation.”

Self-described “woke social justice warrior” Zack Hunt, another Twitter user to flag Walsh for the FBI, accused Walsh of being a “terrorist” and running a “terrorist campaign,” and called for a stop to his supposed “efforts to terrorize our city before he incite[s] more threats of violence.”

Keep reading….

AUTHOR

RELATED ARTICLES:

Biden Blasted by Doocy and Rivera Over Silence on Republican Teen’s Murder

POLITICAL MURDER: Democrat Who Murdered Teen Acted On Biden’s ‘Republican Extremism’ Rhetoric, Cited It To Justify His Act

Biden Regime Pressuring FBI to Fabricate ‘Extremist’ and ‘White Supremacist’ Cases, Agents Say: Report

Jew-Hater Rashida Tlaib: You can’t hold “progressive values” and support the Jewish state

EDITORS NOTE: This Geller Report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Pennsylvania County Sues Dominion Voting Systems for ‘Unauthorized Python Script’ & ‘Foreign IP Address’

The wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.

We. Will. Get. There.

Pennsylvania County Sues Dominion Voting Systems for ‘Unauthorized Python Script’ & ‘Foreign IP Address’

Fulton County, Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems this morning for a “breach of contract”.

By: Kanekoa The Great, September 21, 202:

The county says that it became “aware of severe anomalies” with Dominion Voting Systems during the 2020 election after it was unable to reconcile “voter data with votes actually cast and counted”.

An investigation by Wake Technology Services of West Chester, Pa. into the machines at the county’s request in February 2021 found numerous significant issues with the machines.

These included ballot scanning errors and non-certified database tools installed on the system.

Speckin Forensics Laboratories based out of Lansing, Michigan, was retained to acquire forensic images of six hard drives in Fulton County, Pennsylvania on July 13-14, 2022.

The private forensics firm, whose “examiners have presented testimony in over 30 states”, produced a county commissioned a report on September 15, 2022, which revealed “several deficiencies” that directly contradict the “contractual terms and conditions” provided to Fulton County by Dominion Voting Systems.

The report alleges that Fulton County’s log files show “an external IP address” located in Quebec, Canada, and that an unauthorized “python script” had been installed after the certification date.

Moreover, the system’s security patch had not been updated since April 10, 2019, and default usernames and passwords had not been changed since the time of installation.

The report says, “This python script can exploit and create any number of vulnerabilities including, external access to the system, data export of the tabulations, or introduction of other metrics not part of or allowed by the certification process.”

What’s more, an “external IP address that is associated with Canada” was found on the very same adjudication workstation that contained the “post certification python script”.

Read the lawsuit and report.

AUTHOR

EDITORS NOTE: This Geller Report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES: Nearly 42 Thousand New Yorkers Abandon State for Florida

Fleeing slave states to free states.

Residents have developed a distaste for the Big Apple. New York Post: A record-breaking number of Empire State residents switched their driver’s licenses to the Sunshine State version last month, according to a Post analysis of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles data. A total of 5,838 New Yorkers made the switch in August — the highest recorded number for a single month in history, the numbers show. Year to date, 41,885 New Yorkers have handed over their licenses after moving south, a torrid pace that’s pointing to a new annual record (New York Post). Daily Wire: The New York exodus began when people left the heavily-restricted state during the pandemic to live in the Republican-led Florida that had lifted COVID restrictions, but rising crime rates in New York also seem to play a factor in people’s decision to leave (Daily Wire).

HOW RED STATES CAN SAVE THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC FROM SELF-DESTRUCTION

How can a state break free from federal management that is detrimental to its citizenry?

Every part of our country does not have to go down with the larger ship. A state, or group of states, could choose to remove itself from federal processes. By that, I am not recommending secession from the union, but deciding to forego all federal monies and thereby reject the federal control that comes with federal funds.

A change in taxation would be essential, of course. The state or states involved would collect federal income tax from their citizens. The citizens would pay federal taxes for only those federal services they continue to use.

So, they would pay taxes to support the military, international relations, debt retirement, etc. They would not make contributions to Social Security, welfare, food stamps, Medicare or Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Education, or any of the other social or regulatory federal programs.

If taking this path, the states must assume responsibility for those federal programs important to their citizenry. So, obviously, state taxes would increase on some level, while federal taxes would decrease dramatically.

The Only Way Out of the March to Socialism

The states would gain, of course, control over those social and regulatory programs they choose to bring under state management, and they can discontinue as many programs as their voters desire to stop paying for. This can accurately be viewed as a return to the self-government and federalist structure on which the country was founded, and restore systems of operation that are far healthier than the current arrangement.

Removal from federal programming is the only alternative to the ever-increasing reach of the federal government. If a state or states can make the numbers work, this approach could result in saving the republic. Thus, states choosing to remove resources from the federal government may be the best hope for the survival of the republic.

At the very least, this would provide the option of living in this country outside the constant reach of an all-powerful federal system. Personal responsibility and liberty would be the hallmark of those states. That seems to me a great place to live — kind of like the entire United States of America was just a few decades ago.

Keep reading…..

AUTHOR

REALTED VIDEO: President Donald J. Trump’s Save America Rally in Wilmington, North Carolina

EDITORS NOTE: This Geller Report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Joe and Hunter Biden Selling U.S. Natural Gas and Drilling Assets to China

UPDATE: Nord Stream Pipeline Breached


Rep. Comer recently obtained new documents that show Hunter and Joe Biden were working to sell American natural gas and drilling assets to Communist China.Rep. James Comer (R-KY) went on with John Solomon from Just the News on RAV on Thursday.

The Biden regime has banned energy for Americans. But plenty for their paymasters

Treason as policy.

From the Committee on  Oversight and Reform:

House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today is pressing Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for information about the Biden family selling American natural gas to China in 2017 and Joe Biden’s involvement. Documents and communications obtained by Committee Republicans reveal Joe Biden was involved in the arrangement as a business partner, had office space, and may have benefitted financially from his family’s transaction selling American energy to a Chinese business closely affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party. Ranking Member Comer is calling on Secretary Yellen to provide all suspicious activity reports for the Biden family’s transactions with Chinese entities.

“Documents obtained by Committee Republicans show that the Biden family received millions of dollars from a Chinese business closely affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party, and therefore the Chinese government, to ship American natural gas to China. According to additional information provided by a whistleblower, Joe Biden was involved with this arrangement as a business partner, and documents reveal he even had office space to work on the deal. This comes to light at a time when the cost of natural gas is at a 14-year high and Americans struggle to pay their energy bills. The President has not only misled the American public about his past foreign business transactions, but he also failed to disclose that he played a critical role in arranging a business deal to sell American natural resources to the Chinese while planning to run for President,” wrote Ranking Member Comer. “We are concerned that the President may have compromised national security in his dealings with the country most adverse to U.S. interests—China.”

Under the Biden Administration, the Treasury Department changed its policy for releasing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)—a tool provided in the Bank Secrecy Act—to Congress. According to media reports, Hunter Biden and other Biden family members have racked up at least 150 SARs related to their foreign business deals. On May 25, 2022, Ranking Member Comer wrote to Secretary Yellen requesting all SARs generated for Hunter Biden and other Biden associates and family members’ financial transactions. He reiterated his request on July 6, 2022. In the Treasury Department’s September 2, 2022, letter to Committee Republicans, Treasury stated that SARs may be provided “upon a written request stating the particular information desired, the criminal, tax or regulatory purpose for which the information is sought, and the official need for the information.”

“Multiple whistleblowers have confirmed to Committee Republicans that from 2017 to 2021, the Biden family made promises to business associates that: (1) Joe Biden would run for President in 2020 and, (2) those who worked with the Bidens in 2017 onward would reap the rewards in a future Biden Administration. As America now struggles in an energy crisis, it is critical to understand why the Biden family was selling American energy reserves to the Chinese, if that is affecting President Biden’s decision making today, and why President Biden has never disclosed his relationship with the Chinese to the American public,” continued Ranking Member Comer. “If President Biden has worked to enrich not only himself but his family by promising, in exchange for millions of dollars, access or policy influence in a future Biden Administration, Congress and the American people are entitled to that information. Particularly since the Biden family promised business partners similar access to a future Biden Administration in other business deals, all while President Biden continues to deny any knowledge of Hunter Biden’s business dealings.”

The letter to Secretary Yellen and associated documents can be found here.

AUTHOR

RELATED ARTICLES:

Ron DeSantis Shows Biden How It’s Done, Blocks China From Buying Land Near US Military Bases In Florida

GOP reps seek Treasury reports on ‘millions’ paid to Biden family by Chinese company

Biden Regime Pushing For NUCLEAR WAR

EDITORS NOTE: This Geller Report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.