‘We’re Coming for Your Children’: LGBTQ Public School Agenda Should Concern Parents

Can you imagine not being able to opt your kindergartener out of wholly inappropriate LGBTQ propaganda at school? This is a reality in Maryland’s largest school district where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided parents have no say in whether their K-5-aged children must sit through classes and read books addressing LGBTQ sexuality and gender.

Public schools are often the breeding ground for this radical ideology to be forced on minors. Whether it be boys in girls’ sports, “drag queen story hour” in the library, or forcing sexual themes on minors in the classroom, a war is being waged on our children in the name of LGBTQ activism that won’t stop until every parent, child, and educator surrenders to its demands.

Annually in June, Pride Month brings a heightened onslaught of the LGBTQ agenda in the public square and reminds us of the No. 1 target of this perverse ideology: children.

Coming for Our Children?

Last June, LGBTQ activists chanted, “We’re here! We’re queer! We’re coming for your children!” in New York City’s annual drag march. And we’ll never forget when in 2021, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir sang “We’re Coming for Your Children,” with the chilling lyrics: “You think that we’ll corrupt your kids if our agenda goes unchecked. Funny, just this once, you’re correct. We’ll convert your children.”

Though they claim these threats to come after our children are actually “tongue in cheek,” it is evident that impressionable, vulnerable children are the primary victims of radical LGBTQ ideology.

Look no further than the state of public schools, where children are paying the price of this gruesome social experiment that affirms lies to pander to the LGBTQ lobby.

The National Education Association, for example, helped draft and encouraged “sexual education standards” for teachers to discuss inappropriate topics like sexual orientation with children despite parental concerns.

In recent years, it’s been revealed that some school libraries offer sexually-charged and sometimes pornographic books on their shelves. And some schools have even socially “transitioned” students without their parents’ knowledge or consent. In Maryland’s largest public school district, internal data from 2022 showed a 582% increase in just two years in students who identify as “gender nonconforming.”

We are witnessing the carnage this pervasive ideology has had in radicalizing school policies to the detriment of students’ physical well-being. In 2021, for instance, we were struck by the news that a ninth-grade girl in Loudoun County, Virginia was sexually assaulted after a boy dressed in a skirt was allowed to enter the girls’ bathroom, which sparked national outrage.

With the Biden administration’s redefinition of “sex” in Title IX, which will be enacted in August unless the courts intervene, I fear these stories will become even more common as schools that receive federal funds will be subjected to “affirming” a student who identifies as the opposite gender. This opens the door to a plethora of safety, privacy, and ethical concerns and would allow boys in girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports.

When we were kids, our parents didn’t have to worry about radical indoctrination and dangerous policies in public schools. Sadly, that is no longer the case as public schools have attempted to co-opt the role of the parent and sabotage the foundation upon which a child’s worldview is established, attacking truth as basic as the definition of male and female.

On top of this, government-run schools are failing to provide a quality education, as evidenced by adult literacy rates and declining test scores, especially since COVID.

A Christian Solution

If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures revealed the cancer that has seeped into the classroom as parents witnessed the ideologies certain teacher “activists” were promulgating on their students. This is one of the reasons parents pulled their children out of public school in droves as public education numbers continue to fall.

With a new school year quickly approaching, I implore parents to pray about where their children are receiving instruction five days a week and become serious about the responsibility to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6), understanding what’s at stake in this post-Christian world.

The average child’s worldview is in place by age 13, based on research from George Barna. Who do you trust to help shape your child’s worldview in some of the most crucial years of development?

Christian parents should consider the importance of a private Christian or homeschool education with godly educators who acknowledge truth and believe parents are the primary stakeholders in their child’s education.

Parents need to understand that select alternatives to public school provide a quality education from a faith-based perspective and Christian worldview that won’t compromise on values.

Your child is being discipled one way or another; ensure they’re being discipled in Christ and not in the world. This can change the course of a generation and the trajectory of children’s lives and spiritual growth.

As Voddie Baucham said, “We cannot continue to send our children to Caesar for their education and be surprised when they come home as Romans.”

AUTHOR

Mat Staver

Mat Staver is founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, an educator, and a former founding dean of a leading Christian law school.

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New Face Of Election Integrity Lays Out November Game Plan

Two weeks after Nikki Haley dropped out of the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump quickly moved to stack the Republican National Committee (RNC) with his own leadership.

The former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, and North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley took over as co-chairs, while senior campaign adviser Chris LaCivita was named chief of staff. But the changes didn’t stop there — election integrity staff were asked to reapply for their positions while the unit got a new leader of its grassroots operation: Christina Bobb.

A former One America News anchor and lawyer for Trump, Bobb was named senior counsel to the RNC’s election integrity team following the takeover by the campaign. With less than five months before the 2024 election, Bobb has gotten right to work to fill in what she described as “gaps” in the previous RNC leadership’s election integrity strategy.

“What the grassroots have been complaining about, and people who were crying out to the Trump campaign were saying, ‘Hey, we’re trying to get involved and we’re having a hard time getting involved. What do we need to do?’ So that’s my top priority, making sure people who want to be involved have a way to get involved in what we’re doing, whether it’s directly with the RNC, or more likely with the state parties,” Bobb told the Caller.

Since starting at the RNC, Bobb’s sole focus has been at the grassroots level, while other staffers continue their work on the litigation side. Part of the grassroots push is the party’s “Protect the Vote” initiative, which helps people across the country sign up to be credentialed to help as poll workers, challengers or observers.

On the site’s front page, a handful of states’ sign-ups are featured, including Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Volunteers can indicate if they are interested in being a poll watcher, poll worker or working in another role. Signees are also asked if the are a lawyer or a law student.

The RNC announced Monday their “Protect the Vote” tour, which will “rally voters for President Trump and train volunteers” as members of the party travel to Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia.

“We want to make sure that we can credential as many people as want to be credentialed and get as many people on the shift, as many have time and availability to do it. So that that’s the main focus from the RNC, is making sure that people are going to protect the vote to make sure they’re going through the RNC process,” Bobb told the Caller.

“And of course, working with state parties, it filters down to state parties they are all a part of this as well. And then the state parties ideally have their own operations as well. So I just want to make sure it’s as robust as possible,” Bobb added.

In a similar vein, Team Trump and the RNC launched “Trump Force 47,” an organization focused on mobilizing grassroots supporters ahead of the election. The site asks signees if they want to help with a variety of initiatives, such as calling targeted voters and outreach, poll watching and hosting a “Trump House Party.”

By November, Bobb hopes to have droves of volunteers across the country ready to be poll watchers and workers. The closer the election gets, the more that election-day operations take precedent over litigation, Bobb told the Caller.

“I want to have a massive red wave of volunteers, of workers, of people who actually work in their county. I don’t want this to be another election where we’re like, oh, ‘Democrats stole it again.’ We have to have more people than we have ever had working the election. It’s not enough to just vote, it’s not enough to send in a donation. I’m so grateful for people that are donating by all means, please, we need the support,” Bobb told the Caller.

“But more than that we need the people, whether if you have an hour that you can give, if you have a couple of weeks you can give, whatever time you can give to be a part of this process. We absolutely need you,” she added.

The RNC holds weekly trainings for volunteers in an effort to ensure that “every legal vote is counted this election,” Danielle Alvarez, RNC and Trump campaign spokeswoman, told the Caller. In addition to filling in the grassroots gaps, the new leadership from Trump’s camp at the RNC has worked to gin up voter turnout in 2024, she added.

“Despite the problems with the elections system, we have to play with the hand we’re dealt. This election, the president has been very clear that all patriots need to vote in the legal way that works for them — whether that’s early, by mail, or on Election Day,” Alvarez told the Caller.

While Bobb continues to work on the RNC’s grassroots strategy, the party is relying on her to be the “spokesperson” of the operation to help communicate and work with local activists, Alvarez told the Caller.

“Christina Bobb’s role is twofold — she is senior counsel and spokesperson activating grassroots for the election integrity program. She has so much credibility on the election integrity issue with the grassroots and is able to deliver this message effectively,” Alvarez told the Caller.

“[She] works with the activists and the folks locally and is a critical pipeline of communication working with the experts on the ground. This bolsters our aggressive election integrity operations in battleground states,” Alvarez added.

While the Trump take over of the RNC came with several personnel changes, Bobb’s hire came under particular scrutiny.

Following Bobb’s hire, Democrats and their media allies alike rushed to criticize the move by the GOP. The New Republic wrote that the hire “ought to scare” Americans and MSNBC called it an “odd choice.”

“As far as what the left thinks about me – you mean the same outlets that lied to us about Hunter Biden’s laptop? The 51 intelligence officials? Joe Biden’s foreign income? Cocaine in the White House? The Russia Hoax? The Ukraine Hoax? The Steele Dossier? The FBI’s involvement in the ‘insurance policy’? The Biden White House’s involvement in censoring free speech? The Biden White House’s involvement in dictating content to social media companies?” Bobb said. “I couldn’t care less what they say about me, or anything else.”

And despite what the critics have to say, several legal onlookers are impressed with what they’ve seen coming out of the RNC following the leadership change.

“I have seen, with Trump and his folks they have brought in, they’re putting a super emphasis [on election integrity]. It went from an emphasis to a super emphasis on getting involved in the litigation, helping to defend the election reforms that states have passed, and actually going after some of the other states that are trying to do things that are not good, like states that refuse to clean up their voter rolls like in Michigan,” Hans Von Spakovsky, the manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative, told the Caller, adding that the party is putting more into the grassroots operation than he has ever seen.

The RNC has filed numerous lawsuits since the leadership change, but Von Spakovsky pointed to the litigation the party has filed surrounding states’ voter rolls. In Michigan, the RNC sued the secretary of state, alleging that they failed to abide by the National Voter Registration Act’s requirement that voter rolls must keep “clean and accurate voter registration records.” The party filed a similar lawsuit in Nevada over its handling of the voter rolls.

“The Trump campaign and the RNC are much better prepared this time, and while there’s a lot of work to be done, they’ve done a very good job of hiring the right team and devoting the right resources to ensure that Biden doesn’t steal the election again,” Mike Davis, a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and founder of the Article 3 Project, told the Caller, adding that the grassroots effort has made great progress.

Before the leadership change, Davis, alongside other election integrity advocates, expressed concerns about the right’s efforts on election preparation. In March, a Daily Caller analysis found that a number of key battleground states, including those that delivered Biden the presidency, were poised to use many of the election procedures in 2024 that outraged Republicans in 2020.

When it comes to that grassroots operation, Whatley previously said the goal is to have 100,000 people as poll workers on election day.

“The President chose Chairman Michael Whatley because of what he has done for election integrity and what he did in North Carolina. I’ve heard Chairman Whatley say that in conversations he has with the President, the President will ask ‘how’s it playing?’ and the Chairman will say something to the effect of, ‘Sir, we’re going to turn out the vote and we’re going to protect the vote.’ And the President responds, ‘I’ll turn out the vote, you protect the vote,’” Alvarez told the Caller.

“It is President Trump’s number one priority, and it will live year-round at the RNC,” she added.

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Oversight Task Force Chair Bergman and Chairman Arrington Request CBO to Analyze Full Cost of President Biden’s Executive Actions

Washington, D.C. – This week, House Budget Committee Oversight Task Force Chair Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) sent a letter to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), requesting a fulsome cost estimate for the 138 executive actions and agency rules unilaterally issued by the Biden Administration.

Read the full letter HERE.

According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) executive orders “are used extensively by Presidents to achieve policy goals, set uniform standards for managing the executive branch, or to outline a policy view intended to influence the behavior of private citizens. While the U.S. Constitution does not [explicitly] define the presidential authority to issue executive orders, they are an inherent aspect of presidential power. If they are issued on the appropriate authority, they have the force and effect of law.”

The first executive order was issued by President George Washington in June 1789. Since then, nearly 14,000 executive orders have been issued by U.S. presidents.

In recent years, both sides of the political spectrum have issued executive actions—oftentimes implemented with a considerable cost to taxpayers—to advance partisan priorities without input and oversight from Congress as statutorily required by the U.S. Constitution.

The Biden Administration has issued 138 executive actions over the past three years and five months, costing more than $2 trillion U.S. dollars.

The costliest of President Biden’s executive actions includes:

  1. Total Cost of Student Loan Forgiveness, more than $1 trillion
  2. Thrifty Food Plan Overhaul, $300 billion
  3. Net Interest Payments on Spending for Executive Actions, $300 billion
  4. Green Energy Rulemaking, $224 billion
  5. Medicaid Eligibility Rule, more than $200 billion

As highlighted in the letter, “While the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) already incorporates the fiscal impact of executive actions into its economic projections, it does not provide a separate, clear accounting of these costs to taxpayers.”

In June 2022, CBO responded to House Budget’s request to provide a budgetary analysis of several executive actions taken by President Biden, displaying that the President’s actions totaled $532 billion.

Two years, and trillions of dollars in unilateral spending later, Chairman Arrington and Oversight Task Force Chair Bergman are requesting that the CBO provide:

  1. Cost estimates for ten executive actions issued by the Biden Administration since November 2022; and,
  2. Updated cost estimates for seven Biden executive actions highlighted in Budget Committee’s June 2022 letter.

A full list of the Biden Administration’s executive actions and associated spending can be found in the letter, HERE.

A key step in restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington is ensuring that lawmakers and the American public possess the necessary information on how and where taxpayer dollars are being spent.

Chairman Arrington and Rep. Bergman’s request to Congress’s scorekeepers will provide a fulsome and accurate account of the Biden Administration’s unprecedented spending habits.

Visit: bergman.house.gov

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Jihadi Indoctrination of American Children is Active and Spreading

We have witnessed indoctrination taking place in America’s elite universities, creating a conveyor belt of brainwashed Hamas-supporting activists.

Now evidence is emerging that Jihad promoters are poisoning the elementary educational system in America, too.

The jihadi savagery of Oct. 7, 2023, when thousands of Palestinian armed terrorists, eagerly followed by Gaza’s citizens, stormed across their border into Israel in an orgy of murder, torture, rape, robbery, and hostage-taking.

This had been predicted by organizations dedicated to gathering the evidence of a generational anti-Semitic brainwashing in schools and summer camps across the Palestinian divide from Gaza to Ramallah. The warnings of these NGOs were ignored by Western decision-makers despite the evidence shown to them about Palestinian intentions.

Organizations, such as the Center for Near East Policy and UN Watch, documented the Palestinian schoolbooks filled with Jihadi indoctrination in classrooms and summer camps, leading children to pledge themselves to the annihilation of Israel and the murder of Jews.

The material, the evidence, is freely available, but Western organizations and governments continued to plow millions of dollars and euros into the Palestinian industry of hate and death.

Hamas propaganda on elite American campuses is well known, but now the target is American schoolchildren.

This brainwashing is being introduced into high schools and even into the elementary educational system in America.

One example, quoted in a Jerusalem Post article on June 7, 2024, titled ‘Portland’s teacher union creates anti-Israel program,” reported that the Portland Association of Teachers are promoting an indoctrination program for children as early as pre-kindergarten to high school in which the next generation of Americans will be brainwashed to delegitimize Israel, describing it as an “illegitimate settler-colonial state.”

American children are being taught to participate in Palestinian protests turning them into anti-Israel activists.

Together with a group known as Oregon Educators for Palestine (OGP) they have created a curriculum that includes courses such as “Know your Rights in Teaching,” “Organizing for Palestine within Portland Public Schools,” and “Teach Palestine! Resources for Portland Public Schools” lesson guide.

Their document provides counter definitions to reduce the legitimacy of Israel by using key terms. For example, they deduce Anti-Semitism as being a “European Christian phenomenon” and Zionism as “a settler colonial political ideology and movement.”

Their guide recommends teachers to have the academic freedom (restriction) to select (reduce) writings on Palestine only to that written by Palestinian authors, as they put it, “to offer content and context based on the authors backgrounds and opinions.”

Part of their indoctrination removes words such as “terrorism” particularly when applied to acts of Palestinian terrorism.  Instead, they replace it with the word “resist.”

Everything is wrapped around concepts such as “Occupation” even if that applies to areas from which Israel withdrew its citizens in the search for peace.

Based on that novel concept, the barbarous attacks of Oct. 7, or mass killing by Palestinian suicide bombers and gunmen, can be translated into acts of “resistance to the occupation,” even when committed by Palestinians emerging out of their self-governing territories to kill thousands of Israelis in their hometowns inside Israel.

I know. I became one of the members of the Netanya Terror Victims Association after a procession of suicide bombers and gunman targeted my hometown that hugs the clifftops of the Mediterranean, the sea defined by their slogan of a Palestine “from the River to the Sea.”  

In the quest for this homeland, they murdered dozens of Netanya folk, some of whom I knew.

Now social studies lessons for grades 3-5 in America will include a week-long curriculum on “settler colonization and Palestine.”

The Portland Association of Teachers represents over 4,500 educators. In their description of the events of Oct. 7, we can clearly define what they consider progressive to be utterly regressive.

PAT educators handed out documents claiming that the horrendous massacres, tortures, rapes, and hostage-taking were, in the words of PAT, justified “resistance.”

In May, Mosaic magazine featured an article entitled “Anti-Israel Indoctrination Starts in Elementary Schools.”

This is the opening phase of a Jihadi education in America. One that accurately copies Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad brainwashing.

There is a battle going on in the California school system. Last September, a law suit claimed that a California school district tried to impose an anti-Israel curricula.

As I predicted, the Jihadi indoctrination has leapt across the pond from the Middle East, engineered and financed by people with an agenda to convert America based on a curriculum practiced in schools and summer camps under the regimes of Hamas and the PLO Palestinian Authority.

This is the brainwashing that has prevented the mutual peace once desired by Israel but killed by incessant hate-educated Palestinians, a blind hatred that has blocked all hope for a better future for frustrated Israelis and hated-filled Palestinians.

It is now taking root in the American elementary education system.

It must be stopped before it inflicts permanent damage both to the children, to the American psyche, and to American Israeli relations, which is the ultimate aim of the haters.

©2024. Barry Shaw. All rights reserved.

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FEC Commissioner Rips Biden DOJ’s ‘Dangerous’ Decision Not To Intervene In Bragg’s Trump Prosecution

Republican FEC Commissioner Trey Trainor will criticize the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “dangerous” failure to intervene in Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump, according to congressional testimony obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

During the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Bragg’s case against Trump, Trainor will explain that the DOJ’s decision not to intervene in the case sets a “dangerous precedent of local prosecutorial overreach in matters of federal concern” and unpack how Bragg “usurped the jurisdiction that Congress has explicitly reserved for federal authorities” when he attempted to enforce campaign finance law. A violation of federal campaign finance law was one of three possible crimes Bragg alleged Trump sought to cover up by falsifying business records.

Trainor argues that the Biden DOJ should have intervened when Bragg, a local prosecutor, effectively sought to enforce federal campaign finance law, arguing its failure to do so made Trump’s trial a major focus of the 2024 election.

“The fact that U.S. Supreme Court precedent is so decidedly in favor of jealously guarding the ability of federal agencies to enforce federal law leaves us to wonder why Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ did not intervene in the prosecution of Donald Trump,” Trainor’s written testimony states. “The DOJ often touts its Memorandum Regarding Election Year Sensitivities as a reason for inaction on certain matters of a political nature. However, the purpose of the policy is to mitigate the affect legal actions have on providing an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”

“I posit that if the DOJ had intervened early to protect the jurisdiction of the FEC and itself to prosecute federal campaign finance laws, we would not be here discussing this matter today and it wouldn’t be the preeminent topic of the 2024 presidential election,” he continues.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey and Florida International University law professor Elizabeth Foley are also expected to testify Thursday.

A Manhattan jury convicted Trump last month on 34 counts of falsifying business records relating to reimbursing Michael Cohen for a $130,000 nondisclosure agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels.

To bring the charges as felonies, Bragg alleged they were done to conceal or commit another crime: conspiring to influence the 2016 election through unlawful means.

The public still does not know, thanks to Judge Merchan’s instructions that did not require the jurors to agree on the secondary crime, which of the three unlawful activities alleged by prosecutors Trump was found guilty of concealing: a campaign finance violation, a tax violation or the falsification of additional business records.

Setting aside the due process issues that will likely arise on appeal, Trainor notes the that DOJ’s failure to intervene comes after the department already investigated the campaign finance issue and was unable to find any crimes committed by Trump, pointing to footnotes in two FEC documents that were unredacted May 31 at his request.

The unredacted documents show that “the DOJ had no issues with intervening in eight pending investigations being conducted by the FEC into the supposed $130,000 payment that was alleged to be misreported on a campaign finance report.”

Trainor explains in his testimony that the “DOJ inserted itself so fully into ongoing FEC investigations” that commissioners ran into trouble with the statute of limitations after the DOJ was finished.

“Clearly, the DOJ knows a great deal about the federal campaign finance issues that Alvin Bragg has prosecuted,” Trainor argues. “DOJ counsel knew the extent to which they themselves had exercised federal jurisdiction, investigated, and found no illegal activity by anyone other than Michael Cohen.”

In 2021, FEC commissioners deadlocked 2-2 on pursuing a case against Trump regarding the non-disclosure agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels after Republican Commissioners voted to dismiss the matter “as an exercise of prosecutorial discretion,” upsetting Democratic FEC commissioners who noted there was no other route for Trump to be held accountable.

“In sum, the public record is complete with respect to the conduct at issue in these complaints, and Mr. Cohen has been punished by the government of the United States for the conduct at issue in these matters,” commissioners Trainor and Sean Cooksey wrote at the time in their statement of reasons.

The unredacted footnote in the document states that the FEC’s delay in action is partly attributable “to the Commission’s acquiescence to a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to hold these matters in abeyance.”

In a May 2021 Washington Post op-ed, Democratic FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub slammed her colleagues’ decision to “kill” the case, writing that “no court can overturn this decision” under the current law.

The DOJ declined to respond to the DCNF’s inquiry about why it did not intervene in the case. Other FEC commissioners did not respond to requests for comment.

Other legal experts told the DCNF the law is clear on who has the authority to enforce federal campaign finance law — and it’s not Alvin Bragg.

“Both DOJ and the FEC could have appeared in the case through notification letters or a motion to intervene to raise objections to any claim of a violation of federal campaign finance law, explaining that the FEC has exclusive civil jurisdiction and the DOJ has exclusive criminal jurisdiction to enforce federal campaign finance law,” Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, told the DCNF.

The Supreme Court “interpreted the FEC to have primary oversight of the provisions of the U.S. Criminal Code regarding enforcement of political contributions and expenditures, as well as disclosure requirements, by individuals, political organizations and candidates” in its 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, America First Legal Vice President Daniel Epstein told the DCNF.

“Interestingly, the Buckley Court pointed out that Congress provided public rights to individuals to petition the FEC for adjudication,” Epstein explained. “By taking federal law into his own hands, DA Bragg actually violated the public rights granted to U.S. citizens because his enforcement scheme, in circumventing the ability for individuals to oversee his enforcement, prevented the oversight Congress granted to individuals to petition the federal government.”

Similarly, Epstein noted the Supreme Court “made clear that federal election laws can only be criminally enforced by the Attorney General of the United States” in South Carolina v. Katzenbach.

Epstein said Congress could hold Bragg accountable by conducting oversight over his office and the Court “for violating its authority to pass all laws necessary and proper to the enforcement of its commerce clause and other powers that give it exclusive legislative authority to enforce election-related laws as applied to interstate activities.”

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National Security Implications of Accepting Unvetted Migrants into the U.S.

On June 11, reports of eight Tajikistanis with suspected ties to ISIS-K, among the deadliest branches of ISIS, were arrested in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, after crossing the southern border into the United States. No national security issues were discovered when handled by the Department of Homeland Security and they were subsequently released into the country.

Later, authorities discovered the suspected ties to ISIS-K through a wiretap. A DHS official told CBS News that the eight illegal aliens crossed into the United States without proper documentation and were given notices to appear in immigration court.

This latest incident shows yet again the disastrous consequences of admitting unvetted migrants into the country, even as the Biden White House floats the possibility of the United States accepting some number of Palestinian refugees.

There are significant security reasons why no Muslim country will accept Palestinian refugees, especially Gaza’s closest neighbors, Jordan and Egypt. This also applies to wealthy Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

Why then would the Biden administration import tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees from Gaza into our already struggling communities which have been forced to accept almost ten million illegal aliens from some 150 countries since 2021, including those engaged in or supporting terrorism?

In 2015, the United States admitted thousands of Syrian refugees, many of which possessed no identification documents. Because of the war in Syria, the United States government had no access to Syrian birth records, criminal or intelligence records, or any other identifying background information. The Department of Homeland Security and immigration officials had no way of identifying or knowing who these refugees were or their history. If a Syrian seeking refugee status in the United States was allied with ISIS, Al Qaeda or any other terrorist organization, immigration officials had little way of discovering that information. This problem was exacerbated by the fact that refugees seeking refugee status in the United States and without identification documents could and most likely did, give a false name to immigration officials, and the officials were unable to discover the falsehood.

During that same time, then Director of the FBI, James B. Comey, summed up the problem when he told Congress, “We can query our database until the cows come home, but nothing will show up because we have no record of them.”

The Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division expressed the same concerns, explaining “it’s not that we have a lack of process, it’s that there’s a lack of information.”

There should be no doubt that terror organizations have and will exploit the refugee program, either by sending terror cells to the United States or by supporting and recruiting refugees who are already in the U.S.

Again, in 2021, the United States allowed tens of thousands of refugees from Afghanistan to migrate to the U. S. The takeover of the country by the Taliban and other terrorist groups, along with civil unrest, resulted in the destruction of many governmental buildings and important records. The lack of a physical U.S. presence and diplomatic relations with a legitimate Afghan government, greatly inhibits the ability to conventionally vet prospective refugees from Afghanistan. Many of these refugees are claiming asylum without any identification documents.

We are now on the cusp of shooting ourselves in the foot again, by allowing tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees from Gaza, without adequate vetting, into the United States. Hamas runs the government in Gaza and all governmental agencies. The State Department is always quick to say that they have a “robust vetting process” that they will require these refugees to successfully complete. But how can anyone believe that statement in light of the evidence that they will not have direct access to Hamas’ records and documents?  Are we going to add tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees to assist the pro-Palestine, pro-Hamas students already on our university campuses?

Federal law enforcement can collect and conduct biometric security checks on these migrants from Gaza, but if they have not been handled or investigated previously, then they will not have anything to compare against.

During the 2015 Syrian influx of refugees, several of our top security officials expressed serious national security concerns:

  • John Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency: “I think it makes it even more incumbent on the security and intelligence professionals to make sure that we are able to look at individuals who are coming into this country with an eye toward what it is that we might know about individuals or ways that terrorist organizations might try to secret people into these networks, into these refugee flows…”(11/18/2015)
  • James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice: “We can only query against that which we have collected. And so, if someone has not made a ripple in the pond in Syria on a way that would get their identity or their interests reflected in our databases, we can query our databases until the cows come home but nothing will show up because we have no record of that person…you can only query what you have collected.” (10/21/2015)
  • James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice: “There is risk associated with bringing anybody in from the outside, but especially from a conflict zone like Syria…My concern there is that there are certain gaps I don’t want to talk about publicly in the data available to us.” (10/8/2015)
  • Jeh C. Johnson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: “It is true that we are not going to know a whole lot about the Syrians that come forth in this process…That is definitely a challenge…We know that organizations like ISIL might like to exploit this program…The good news is that we are better at vetting than we were eight years ago. The bad news is that there is no risk-free process.” (11-16-2015)
  • Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence: “The intelligence picture we’ve had of this [Syrian] conflict zone isn’t what we’d like it to be…you can only review against what you have.” (10-8-2015)
  • General (Retired) James Clapper, Director, Director of National Intelligence: “As [Syrian refugees] descend on Europe, one of the obvious issues that we worry about, and in turn as we bring refugees into this country, is exactly what’s their background? We don’t obviously put it past the likes of ISIL to infiltrate operatives among these refugees…That is a huge concern of ours.” (9/9/20145)
  • Michael Steinbach, Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation: “You have to have information to vet, so the concern in Syria is that we don’t have the systems in places on the ground to collect information.” (2/12/2015)

If the refugee is a security risk, what information does the government have or access to compare with? How will the government know if the refugee has or had connections to terrorists or supporters of terror? How will the government know if the refugee has outstanding criminal matters or criminal records?  How will the government know if the refugee is or has been a terrorist?

Gaza is governed by Hamas. Hamas is made up of primarily Palestinians. Polls reflect that a majority of Palestinians support the 7 October 2023 attack on Israel and support the elimination of the Jews. How many of the Palestinian people agree that Israel deserves to exist? No one will believe that our security officials will be able to call 1-800-Hamas to check on the background, ideology or belief system of a Palestinian refugee from Gaza. Will our security officials be checking non-existent databases for negative information?

The perpetual state of Middle East unrest, migrancy, release of prisoners and potential influx of foreign fighters, coupled with the absence of reliable, accessible government records, reduces the vetting process to primarily one-on-one interviews, which is only one leg of the background stool and by no means a “robust process.”

With no substantial vetting process or capability to determine friend or foe we will be inviting calamity to our country. This is a serious national security and safety concern, and we need to remember that ISIS has for months been calling for their operatives to strike within the U.S. and Europe. We should not add to the threats. Recently, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned, “Now increasingly concerning is the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia Concert Hall.” The attack on the Russia Concert Hall resulted in 133 dead and 145 injured.

We must close our borders and completely relook at the “vetting” process. If we can’t vet people coming into our country, then we should not let them in, period.

Strong leadership is needed now to properly frame this issue and awaken the American people to the potential catastrophe that lies ahead. Congress and every state must take decisive action now to halt this insane migration of illegal and unvetted persons.

AUTHOR

Robert J. Bodisch, Sr.

By Robert J. Bodisch, Sr. Deputy Director (Retired) Texas Dept. of Public Safety Texas Homeland Security.

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Russia, Cuba and Brinksmanship

In this press briefing it’s mostly complete bilge tioll around 6 minutes when they clearly quit deliberately bury the lead and then give no satisfaction to reporters.

The first 6 minutes is how much Halal Kraft Dinner they managed to get to Gaza and then oh yeah, Russian nuclear powered subs and more assets passed the coast of Florida and are now hanging around Cuba.

Pentagon Holds Press Briefing As Russian Warships Approach Cuba Coast

Amateur video of actual value on the subject.

Russian submarine spotted near Cuba.

This post will be updated throughout the day as materials, I won’t say information as we don’t live in a world where that can be easily ascertained, but materials that might at least allow us to extrapolate to some kind of knowledge of this situation. Anyone who comes across materials on this situation is invited to put them in the comments.

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Eurabian Germany: Muslim Party Wins 41 Percent in Duisburg in the European Parliament Elections

What could possibly go wrong?

Sharia for everyone!

Germany: Muslim party DAVA wins 41 per cent in Duisburg in the European Parliament elections

The fact that Germany no longer looks like Germany in certain areas is evident after the EU elections in voting districts in the highly Islamized city of Duisburg, where Erdogan’s hardcore Muslim party, DAVA, was able to collect 41.10 per cent of the vote.

Voting district 1001 in the city of Duisburg – like many districts in Germany – has already been lost to Islam. There, the Muslim party founded in January, which operates under the bogus name ‘Democratic Alliance for Diversity and Awakening’ (DAVA), was able to mobilise its Islamic voters and achieve a shocking election result. With 41.10 per cent of the vote, the Muslim party did best by far. In second place was the AfD with 14.16 per cent, followed by the SPD with 10.96 per cent. The CDU achieved 8.68 per cent.

DAVA, which is considered to be Islamist and the extended arm of Erdogan, celebrated its victory in Duisburg on social media: ‘ Let’s see what we can achieve together’ was the party’s message to its Muslim voters.

What they want to achieve can be described in one word: Islamisation.

Continue reading.

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CONNECTICUT: Democrat Party Chair, Four Democrat Officials Arrested For Mail-In Ballot Fraud

One small step towards election integrity, but let’s be clear, mail in ballots are rife with fraud.

“Mail voting practices have an insurmountable information gap.”

Mass mail-in ballots must be abolished or our elections will continue to run like a third world country.

BREAKING: Four Democrat officials in Bridgeport, Connecticut have been charged and arrested for the mail-in ballot fraud committed in the city’s primary election

By Christopher Keating | Hartford Courant, June 11, 2024:

City Councilman Alfredo Castillo, Vice Chair of Bridgeport’s Democrat Party Wanda Geter-Pataky were charged with election tampering.

Two campaign workers Nilsa Heredia and Josephine Edmonds were charged with election fraud and unlawful possession of another person’s ballot

4 arrested on Bridgeport primary election fraud charges; CT Republicans seeking new laws

Four Democratic campaign workers have been arrested in a Bridgeport mayoral primary election controversy, prompting Republican legislators to increase their calls Tuesday for new legislation to deter election fraud.

Wanda Geter-Pataky, the vice chairwoman of the city’s Democratic Town Committee, and city council member Alfredo Castillo were among those arrested in a high-profile case brought by the chief state’s attorney’s office regarding the misuse of absentee ballots.

Moore, who is not seeking reelection for her seat as state senator, was stunned by Edmonds’ arrest.

(File)
“If she broke the law, she deserves the same treatment as anybody else who broke the law,” Moore told the Courant. “But I don’t encourage that. I didn’t encourage it, and I wouldn’t encourage it.”

Moore noted that she won at the polls, but then lost the race after the absentee ballots were counted. While saying that she was not sure if she would ever run again for mayor, the 75-year-old Moore added, “I want Joe Ganim to get out of my seat right now. That’s all.”

If the defendants are convicted, Moore is calling for severe penalties. The defendants, except Edmonds, have all worked at Bridgeport city hall.

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A Multi-National Syndicate of Socialist Criminals

As a former Soviet defense attorney, who loves America, I have been writing about Socialist Charlatans fighting the American political system for decades. Alas, people don’t know the Italian world Charlatans, which are Con men or women—criminals. They don’t like America and fight us in all aspects of our lives. Time is short, the 2024 election is coming in five months and I have to use the help from outside friends, who share my opinion, to identify Socialist Criminals for the American people. The first outside friend is:

Americas Tree Press Home of Canada Free Press

Evil comes in all forms, and in this case, it’s a sneaky ice cream-eating career politician doing the bidding of despicable globalists

Biden’s Border Band-Aid, Too Little, Too Late, And Done for The Wrong Reasons by Milt Harris — Bio and Archives, June 1, 2024

“This plot by the Biden administration and the Democratic party is nothing more than a ruse. They are trying to put lipstick on the pig they created and are hoping that the American public will swallow yet another lies from the master of lying. The Biden administration and the Democratic party are made up of the most dangerous group of narcissists in American history. They have an agenda and come hell or high water; they will push it unceasingly. This is all part of that plan. Having nonchalantly allowed over 10 million illegals into the country, they now want to put a band-aid over a gushing wound and walk away unscathed. Don’t let them get away with it… Vote them out!”

I have been writing about Democrats’ plot against the American Constitutional republic for forty-three years. Yes, I am writing about the Evil of Stalinism, which comes in all forms, and in this case, it’s a sneaky ice cream-eating career politician doing the bidding of despicable globalists. Mitt Harris is right, the globalists are despicable, they are led by Vladimir Putin in their fight against Western civilization and American capitalism. Read my columns about Vladimir Putin, he is a crony-capitalist, keeping alive the old system and KGB mission by only changing the name of the agency to a current FSB. President Trump is an existential threat to both Putin and Dem Biden: they are colluded to fight Republicans and American capitalism. They are a Multi-National Syndicate of Socialist Criminals!

Please, keep in mind: There are no Mexican Cartels, those are the Russian Cartels in Mexico and the Russian criminal gangs like MS-13 are infiltrating American soil and inflicting enormous damage to us—a deliberate Putin/Biden plot. Mexico is a failed state, it has been infiltrated by the Soviets since 1950-60th. Today we have a global invasion on our sovereignty by Russian terrorists and Socialist criminals. If you want to learn the story of how the Soviets infiltrated Mexico, read my column Stalin’s Cult of Personality in Biden’s White House March 11, 2024. Read about the Spanish Civil War and Spanish Orphans. Also read my column: Treason: The Putin/Biden Partnership May 18, 2024. 

The next friendly help, an eloquent one, came from Conservative Magazines, Jun 4, 2024

Here Are the Connections Between the People Behind Trump’s Prosecutions

Politics Here Are the Connections Between the People Behind Trump’s Prosecutions. Conspiracy is a strong word, but the interlocking cliques are undeniable.  The American Conservative, Matt Wolfson, Conservative Magazines, Jun 4, 2024

“The prosecutions of President Donald Trump seem resistant to interpretation because of their strange combinations of intricacy, sordidness, and impact. The cases are filled with details that overwhelm and repel: affairs, thefts, hush money payments, cardboard boxes near toilets, the alleged complicity of property managers and valets. At the same time, their political effects are enormous, even overwhelming. Taken as a whole, the cases discourage sustained engagement, which may explain why many Americans have seemed disassociated from them, despite the drumbeat coming from both established and insurgent media.”

I can’t compete with Mitt Wolfson in eloquence and I won’t describe the rest of the text. You should read it. I only tell you that the piece written by Mitt Wolfson is very thoroughly researched, I would call it a brilliant investigation of the people behind Trump’s prosecutions. There are more than dozens of people with names unknown to me and explanations of their activities during many years. They are all Democrats connected to Biden—the unity of an inner circle.

Donald J. Trump, his lawyers, and supporters should read the piece and become familiar with “ the interlocking cliques.” I love this sentence: “Conspiracy is a strong word, but the interlocking cliques are undeniable.” Maybe, now Americans will grasp the meaning of Socialist Charlatans—these “interlocking cliques are undeniable.” I have been writing about them for the last forty-three years…

Moreover, the piece of the Democrats’ unity gave me the name of a KGB’s member there, I have written about him in some columns years ago. His name is Rahm Emanuel. Though this is my opinion about him, but…President Biden appointed him an Ambassador to Japan!? It looks to me quite important to discuss that connection. Treason is a strong and dangerous notion, it is Evil of different forms, united by human indent. I have used the notions of treason and “Fifth Column” in America since January 2021 of Biden’s presidency and Rahm Emanuel is inside the unity of all Democrats. They are a Multi-National Syndicate of Socialist Criminals!

On 8 July 2022Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan and a serving member of the Japanese House of Representatives, was shot to death while speaking at a political event. His assassination shakes Japan and humanity. Shinso Abe was a world leader, a close friend of America and friend of Western civilization. As a Multi-National Syndicate of Socialist Criminals managed by the KGB’s Mafia/Army—the Evil Doer, assassination of Shinzo Abe shocked me, too, and I expressed my opinion writing a column: Global Operations of the KGB Mafia/Army July 22, 2022.

The Putin/Biden partnership began in Ukraine, when Obama appointed Biden as a point man to fight Ukrainian corruption. You can’t imagine the level of Soviet corruption of pro-Russia dealers in Ukraine. The owner of Burisma was a pro-Russian man. By his quid-pro-quo speech Biden has exposed himself as a man helping Putin and pro-Russian dealers to suffocate young Ukrainian democracy. The Putin/Biden partnership is still alive, coinciding the agenda of both: Biden is printing money to bankrupt American capitalism and Ukraine gives him the opportunity; besides, he has some money back in his coffer. Putin, a KGB man, treasured these ties. Evil comes in many different forms, read my column: The Truth: Putin’s Socialist Revolution in America, August 11, 2022

Biden’s Mental Capacity?

It is not a matter of age, but a matter of Biden’s mental acuity. It was obvious for me that President Biden is in cognitive decline. A former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and Representative Ronny Jackson, a former M.D. of the White House are right: Biden’s mental fitness is a matter of national security. Biden’s mental capacity is the subject of discussion on all TV channels, radio, and computer. People across America are having eyes and ears. Americans are very fair people, who love their country and are quite upset by the Biden domestic policy, 72% think that we are on the wrong track. They don’t know Soviet Socialism, which I called Soviet Fascism, Biden has been implementing during three-and-a-half years in America. Biden’s absence of mental capacity hit the world stage on 6,6,2024 as he struggled through the D-Day ceremony. What a shame!!!

The veterans of WWII noted decisive changes in the country: one of them said: “I don’t recognize America.” June 6, 2024 marks 80th Anniversary of D-Day, an invasion that was a turning point of our Victory in WWII. The world had sacrificed thousands of lives fighting German Fascism to secure our freedom and freedom of occupied Europe. I am a victim of German Fascism and the Victory in WWII I felt as my personal victory, victory of humanity. My family arrived from Leningrad (St, Petersburg) to Gaisin, Ukraine for vacation on June 21,1941, three houses before Germany announced a war against the Soviet Union. Gaisin is located several miles from the border. The story of our survival you can read in my book Baltic Winds Testimony of a Soviet Attorney Xlibris, 2002.

Having lived in America for four decades, I celebrated every date connected to the Victory in WWII. Moreover, I realized that America had help me to survive then in the Soviet Union. I will never forget the American “ tushonca” a can of pork with a lot of fat inside, provided the Soviets by Land Lease. Many Soviet people survived, eating those cans of pork with a lot of fat, as there was not much other food in the USSR. Getting accommodation in America was a God Blessing for me.  And listening Biden, who didn’t mention Israel and millions of Jews killed by German Fascism in his speech on D-Day has greatly stressed me. Instead, Biden tries to alarm people that democracy is in danger by Trump’s MAGA. Biden repeats over and over shocking lies about Trump in order to push Radical propaganda on the public. I have interpreted it as a non-stop infiltration and influence of Russia.

The Russian influence began somewhere in the 1960th by fraudulent Stalin’s idea of abortion and pro-choice. It was time when the Russian Intel began its infiltration into the Democrat party and you can see how abortion discussion has been influenced by Russia’s fraud. The premise of abortion is clear—prevention of pregnancy. Socialist Charlatans just moved the time span one bit further and the Republicans, as usual, swallowed a fraudulent hook. The real pregnancy comes to life by the sexual act and the actual choice is a prevention of sexual act. It is action taken before the sexual act that prevents pregnancy and not actions after the fact. Abortion has been discussed in the wrong territory. Read my column.

Russia is a terrorist state, described by me for the last forty-three years. The FBI Director warned us: “The threat of terrorism increased dramatically.” The FBI Director Mr. Wray now afraid of coordinated attacks here at home. Mr. Wray has no clue about the KGB’s Mafia/Army—the Evil Doer and its activities during the last several decades described in my books and columns. The FBI has expended incredible resources to track down and destroy the lives of peaceful January 6 protesters since 2021. Yet they haven’t arrested a single one of the child rapists who Jeffrey Epstein trafficked all those little girls to in five years!  In my opinion, the Jeffrey Epstein clan is a part of a Multi-National Syndicate of Socialist Criminals.

To expose a Multi-National Syndicate of Socialist Criminals, you have to go back in time to expose an ideological chain of Socialist Charlatans. Start with the Bill Clinton presidency and the Clinton Foundation, which I called the “eyes and ears of the KGB.” Clinton established the Clinton Mafia, consisting predominantly of lawyers to help Socialist Charlatans and analyze their activities. You now meet some of them: Lanny Davis, who defended Michael Cohen and Abbe Lowell, a defender of Hunter Biden. Read my columns about those lawyers and read about Bill Clinton in my book: Baltic Winds Testimony of a Soviet Attorney, Xlibris, 2002. By the way, the FBI didn’t want you to read the book and the FISA Court made me a Foreign Agent with consequent sabotage and banning my writings…

Stalin’s agenda to destroy American Capitalism has been a model for Biden’s presidency since the first day in the White House by closing a Key Stone pipeline and waging war on fossil fuel. In fact, Biden’s policy has initiated a global crisis: the natural resources fossil fuel, gas, and coal are the driving force of the global economic engine and there is nothing else now to substitute it. The Putin/Biden plot had established a Globalist World Order against free market capitalism. This is the beginning of WWIII, deliberately choreographed by the Dems to save their traitorous existence. Read my column: The Putin Biden KGB Border Plot, October 17, 2022.

We are very vulnerable today: thousands of terrorists and other criminals are crossing our Southern border and nobody is vetting them. Crime is rising nationwide. Our Universities and Colleges are the center of the” Fifth Column ” supporting Hamas-terrorists and our Commander-in-Chief is lacking mental capacity…  “There is an anti-Semitism afoot in this country, which we haven’t had in a very long time,” Maher is right, “That is coming down from elite colleges who see everything only through a racial lens. They are stupid. They don’t know history. They think everything is about colonizers and racists, and how awful America is,” Maher added. Bill Maher just blew up this terrible lie Hollywood talks about Donald TrumpDeplorable Daily, 6,2, 2024.

Don’t be surprised by the arrogance of the Liberal activist who secretly recorded Justices Alito and Roberts at Gala. We are in a dramatic chaos in America due to the Dems’ treason! Vote them out!

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©2024. Simona Pipko. All rights reserved.

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A Politically Incorrect Prayer

This year happens to be the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the first Congress (then known as the Continental Congress). Its first session opened in prayer. And Congress has opened each session in prayer since then.

But earlier this year, the prayer opening the 118th Congress caused quite a stir. Among other things, the preacher dared to pray in the name of Jesus.

On January 30, 2024, at the request of Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson, Pastor Jack Hibbs of California, opened Congress in prayer. But he didn’t pray “To Whom It May Concern,” and many on the left blew a gasket.

26 members of Congress, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, objected to Speaker Johnson for inviting Jack Hibbs to speak. By inviting Hibbs, Speaker Johnson was guilty, said the Congresspersons, of using “the platform of the Guest Chaplain to lend the imprimatur of Congress to an ill-qualified hate preacher who shares the Speaker’s Christian Nationalist agenda and his antipathy toward church-state separation.” One wishes they could get equally furious about the flood of illegal immigration or the frightening rise of antisemitism in America.

Jack Hibbs is the pastor of Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, California, and author of Living in the Daze of Deception.

I interviewed him for a radio segment recently about this prayer incident. He told me that about two-thirds of his controversial prayer were based on historical phrases coming from those who founded the country: “I just borrowed from our history, and they couldn’t take that.”

For example, an historical source Hibbs borrowed from in his prayer was Rev. John Witherspoon, who served in the Continental Congress as a delegate from New Jersey.

Witherspoon, the president of Princeton, was the founding father who educated so many other founding fathers about a Biblical perspective on government. One of his star pupils was James Madison, a key architect of the Constitution.

Another historical source Pastor Hibbs drew from was Rev. Jacob Duché. Duché offered the first prayer in the first official opening of the first Continental Congress. That day was September 7, 1774. And this took place in Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia.

The day before, some of the founders huddled together to discuss how they should open the first official day of their proceedings. Should they open in prayer? That was a long-standing tradition. Some of those present, including professing Christians, thought it might be unwise since men from the different Christian denominations represented prayed in slightly different ways.

But Samuel Adams, a Congregationalist from Massachusetts, stood up and persuaded them to hold prayer. His distant cousin, John Adams, tells what happened: “Mr. Samuel Adams arose and said that he was no bigot, and could hear a Prayer from any gentleman of Piety and virtue, who was at the same time a friend to his Country.” Having heard good things about the Anglican Rev. Duché, Sam Adams recommended he lead the opening prayer. They agreed to this.

So the next day, September 7, 1774, Rev. Jacob Duché led the whole group in prayer in a memorable service. George Washington was there. Patrick Henry was there. John Jay was there

It was a very moving session, wherein Duché read Psalm 35—which just so happened to be that day’s Scripture reading on the Anglican calendar.

In Psalm 35, David, who is being unjustly persecuted, pours out his heart to God, and asks for divine vindication: “Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me.”

The words felt appropriate since British troops were getting ready to bear down on Boston at that very time.

John Adams wrote his wife, Abigail, about the impact of this psalm and prayer meeting:

“I never saw a greater effect upon an audience. It seemed as if heaven had ordained that Psalm to be read on that morning. After this, Mr. Duché, unexpectedly to everybody, struck out into an extemporary prayer, which filled the bosom of every man present. I must confess, I never heard a better prayer, or one so well pronounced….It has had an excellent effect upon everybody here. I must beg you to read that Psalm.”

Since that day to the present, for the last two and a half centuries, Congress has been opening its sessions in prayer—though not always as Christianly nor fervently.

Pastor Hibbs stirred a hornet’s nest by praying in the tradition of those who founded this country.

It is apparent that many of those who currently serve in our government are either unaware of this nation’s founding or they disagree with it. That shows how far down the road we have gone away from our spiritual roots as a country. But Patrick Henry warned us: “It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.”

©2024. Jerry Newcombe, D. Min. All rights reserved.

TAKE ACTION AGAINST: Bidenflation and Broke America — Sinking Hearts and Pocketbooks

Biden’s War on Energy and Its Catastrophic Impact on America


TAKE ACTION TO MAKE ENERGY AFFORDABLE AGAIN!


Biden’s war on energy is a war on the lower and middle class, who are always the first to feel the pain of high gas prices and the inevitable inflation that follows.

Fox Business reports, “Biden touts cooling inflation, but prices are up nearly 20% since 2021,” compared to the low of 1.4% when Biden first took office. Americans spend over $1,000 more monthly, $12,800 more annually, on necessities than 3 years ago.

The surging prices Americans face at the pump are a direct result of Biden and the Leftists’ unprecedented war on American energy, initiated on his first day in office, including the radical Green New Deal agenda. By 2022, the national average for a gallon of gas exceeded $5 for the first time in history.

By catering to this radical fringe, Biden has turned his back on lower and middle-class Americans, ALL AMERICANS, diminishing their ability to afford housing, groceries, gas, and medicine.

It seems the LEFT isn’t content with just waging an energy war—they’re now launching a full-scale burger war, targeting the fast-food industry while pushing for the consumption of lab-grown meat and insects.

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom, with a stroke of the pen, killed 10,000 jobs overnight with his minimum wage increase, combined with soaring food prices that have devastated many fast-food chains.

Bidenomics is national suicide, jeopardizing the health and survivability of major contributors to the US economy and threatening the job security of millions of Americans! Restaurants alone employed 7.2 million and generated $464 billion in revenue in 2023.

Anyone with a basic understanding of economics understands that policies eroding energy security and punishing fossil fuels would cause prices, and therefore inflation, to soar, impacting certain industries faster and more devastatingly. So why enact policies targeting and discriminating against a vital industry on which lower and middle-class Americans and communities rely?

Considering that 63% of restaurant owners polled preferred a Republican-controlled Congress, despite half identifying as Democrats or Independents, it raises questions. In April 2023, a survey determined that U.S. adults were dining out less than they had six months prior. When looking at the frequency of dining out compared to six months ago, 55% of U.S. adults claimed they were eating out less at full-service restaurants, and 45% claimed they were eating out less at fast food restaurants.

Bidenflation has caused the price for fast food favorites to skyrocket:

  • McDonald’s Medium French Fries is UP 167.6%
  • McDonald’s Big Mac Meal is UP 103.5%
  • McDonald’s 10 Piece Chicken McNuggets Meal is UP 95.5%
  • McDonald’s Hamburger Happy Meal is UP 140.6%
  • McDonald’s 4 Piece Chicken McNuggets Happy Meal is UP 97.3%
  • Taco Bell’s Cheesy Gordita Crunch is UP 111.5%
  • Taco Bell’s Nachos Bell Grande Combo is UP 77.0%
  • Taco Bell’s Beefy 5-Layer Burrito is UP 153.8%
  • Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Sandwich Combo is UP 94.8%
  • Chick-fil-A’s 8 Piece Nuggets is UP 98.2%

Join us in saving America from national suicide caused by Bidenflation!


TAKE ACTION TO MAKE ENERGY AFFORDABLE AGAIN!


Conservatives have always fought for fiscal responsibility and policies that lift all Americans out of poverty to experience the American dream. Tragically, Americans nationwide now face the harsh reality of choosing between eating and filling up their cars with gas, foregoing medicines to pay bills, and depleting their savings or going into debt to pay rent or mortgages.

Biden refuses to take responsibility for destroying our economy and the quality of life of 73% of America’s working class, choosing to blame “greed” and business owners struggling to survive! Shame!

The fastest way to combat soaring inflation is to unleash the power of Trump-era 100% Energy Independence, which would drop gas prices and keep more money in taxpayers’ pockets overnight!

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Open Letter to all 8 Catholic Bishops in our Beloved State of Florida

Dear Beloved Catholic Bishops of Florida:

Hope all is well with you and your respective diocese as we are 144 days away from the Most Critical Election in our lifetime…and, if we don’t get it right this time around – we can all kiss our Holy Rosaries goodbye and maybe look to moving to Belize or Costa Rica. That is how critical this November 5th election is and how critical “Voting NO on Amendment 4” is. And, that is what my letter of great concern is about today. This is quite urgent.

You all know me by now and my passion for protecting our beloved Holy Catholic Church and our Precious Pre-born. You know that I would put my life on the line for each and every one of you and for every priest in our Diocese of Palm Beach! Everyone knows that!! You receive a good 3 or 4 emails from me on a weekly basis. The biggest part of my 501C-3 Christian on a Mission ministry is to Protect the Unborn from the atrocities of Abortion. As you all know, I do not hold back when I do that, and I certainly do not hold back when I write Open Letters like this. Many people on my extensive “Pro-Life Email List” feel the same way, but are not nearly as BOLD and PASSIONATE as I am when it comes to expressing my Faith. Many are afraid to write what they feel because of the Powers that be, and may be reprimanded because perhaps they work for a certain diocese or maybe a Catholic Church. I work for the Kingdom and my Boss is God. I cannot be fired by God only because I do God’s work every day of the week and the benefits are out of this world!

I am not afraid to speak my mind and I never, ever, fear that something is going to happen to my 501C-3 nonprofit Christian on a Mission ministry. That’s why I chose that name for my ministry because it is a way of LIFE – where I put emphasis on the word LIFE! On the other hand, the Catholic Church is very scared to speak their mind because they fear that something will happen to their 501C-3 Tax Exempt status and this ridiculous thing they refer to as the Johnson Amendment. Please do not pay attention to this Johnson Amendment and let’s pay more attention to this frightening Amendment 4…

My all-time favorite pope – Saint John Paul II taught me one thing: BE NOT AFRAID. That is how I live my life 7 days a week. I seldom rest on the Seventh…

I just got home from a meeting at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on this Amendment 4 issue, where only 96 people showed up, including only ONE Catholic priest and only TWO deacons. Let that sink in for a minute…I was praying that close to 500 people would have showed up with a good 25 priests and a dozen deacons attending. Prayer is Powerful, but when only 3 of our beloved clergy show up for a should-have-been-a MUST ATTEND meeting — I guess the bad weather interfered with God listening to my fervent prayers and my prayers fell short. Beyond comprehension that our clergy did not bother showing up for this meeting, where I invited everyone of our priests, deacons and all 8 bishops to this meeting. After all, the presenter and keynote speaker was only doing this type of meeting ONE TIME and our beloved clergy failed bigly. Where were the folks that work at the Cathedral at? Just asking for a friend…

Sara Johnson, our guest speaker today, did a terrific job with her presentation, just as she did a couple of months ago when I was invited to Orlando for a powerful “TooExtremeforFlorida/Vote NO on Amendment 4” presentation. She was thorough, educational and covered a ton of information today. Her and I have become good friends, as she drove two and a half hours from Orlando in the rain this morning to share her knowledge with us. We need more leaders like Sara Johnson, and keep in mind, she is not even Catholic. Yet, she did an outstanding job with her power point presentation. God bless Sara!

I do not need to mention any other names only because the other ladies who spoke this morning are good friends of mine and I have utmost respect for what they do, which covers “Communication Director for Diocese”; CEO for Catholic Charities and Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese. The latter happens to be one of my best friends, my right hand person for our PBC Right to Life League and goes over and beyond her call of duty! Actually, all three of these ladies do and I thank God every day that we have these terrific Catholic ladies representing our beloved Diocese of Palm Beach. God bless you 3!

I understand that we had bad weather this morning. I understand that our guest speaker was running a little behind driving from Orlando. I understand that we had to start this meeting 23 minutes late…but, to cut a two hour meeting short (at 11:20 instead of at 12 noon) – really upset the good majority of the people who (some of them drove over an hour in the rain to get there) – and when the meeting was cut off rather abruptly, some tempers flared. Rightly so. I had to bite my tongue as did so many others, including the 12 other people who had their hands up waiting to ask a question. The meeting was supposed to run from 10 am till 12 pm. Starting 23 minutes late, we all figured we would run up until 12:23 pm. We did not even go to 12 noon! We stopped at 11:20, folks…

But, the problem with today’s meeting is that “it was all sugar-coated and way too vanilla” for a True Pro-Lifer’s liking. Comments were made that simply showed signs of surrender right from the get-go. If we are going to cower as a Church because somebody posted something on Facebook saying that they are not in favor of Voting NO on Amendment 4 because they happen to be a Liberal – then, we are already fighting a losing battle. When we throw in the towel at the very beginning of a meeting like today, already on the defensive (speaking about how the Catholic Church has to be extremely careful with what we say; when we have to be so worried about our 501C-3 status, etc., we are already telling those 96 people in attendance today that “the Church is not in favor of creating any waves and will be happy just to stay in that “cozy comfort zone” so that we don’t get in trouble”…Try running that by John the Baptist — the saint who I modeled my life and passion for the Church after. Try running it by Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, my other favorite saint who inspired me to work with the poor of the poorest and to put my life on the line every single day for the most vulnerable – The Precious Pre-born. God bless these two saints.

Yes, Mother Teresa, abortion is the most heinous crime a human being could impose on another human being. It’s evil. When we continue to say that this ever-critical abortion issue is NON PARTISAN (which I have always preached as such), it allows the 50% of The Party of Destruction, Obstruction & Abortion — D.O.A. – Dead On Arrival – to continue voting the way they do and know that they can still attend Mass, receive Holy Communion and even go to confession, which I believe should be the only Sacrament that they should be allowed to receive. Every one of these Pro-abortion Liberals who vote every two years for Murder, should spend their time in a confessional until they get it right! That Left-wing Liberal party is what ruins it for all True Catholics in good standing because they know that they can vote YES on Amendment 4 and get away with murder – literally! That DOA Party knows that and they will continue voting YES ON ABORTION until they are stopped and asked to leave the Holy Catholic Church because of their stance on the murder of the precious pre-born!

ARE OUR BELOVED CATHOLIC BISHOPS EVER GOING TO ADDRESS THIS EXCRUCIATING ISSUE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE??? OR ARE THEY GOING TO TELL ME “WILLY, BEFORE WE BEGIN THIS MEETING, KEEP IN MIND THAT 50% OF CATHOLICS ARE REPUBLICAN AND 50% ARE DEMOCRATS”. THAT IMMEDIATELY TELLS ME THAT THE TOWEL OF SURRENDER HAS ALREADY BEEN THROWN IN EVEN BEFORE WE UTTER OUR FIRST WORD IN THOSE MEETINGS. THERE, MY FELLOW CATHOLICS, LIES THE PROBLEM…

The Catholic Church should be NON-PARTISAN. Period! We should never have to deal with politics when it comes to our Catholic institutions, especially when it comes to the issue of ABORTION! The issue of Abortion is a MORAL issue – not a Political issue, but unfortunately, that’s what it has come to. And, when it comes to Catholic Church Teachings – the Catholic Church has always taught that ABORTION IS MURDER! No matter what party you are with! That is why we have the 5th Commandment. It is not a suggestion – it is a Commandment. But, when the Catholic Church leaders in our country continue to allow 50% of the church to go against Catholic Church teachings (and nothing is done about it) – and they continue to vote for abortion – come November 5th, this despicable Amendment 4 will pass with flying colors. If the election were to take place tomorrow – the Liberal Left would win on both, Amendment 3 and 4, allowing marijuana and abortion to be the Law of the Land in our beloved Free State of Florida. Let that sink in, folks. In just 144 days – if the Liberal Left in Florida (including 50% of Catholics) – vote Yes on 3 and 4, Florida will never be the same. As of yesterday, in the majority of the polls (including Fox News): 53% of Catholics are voting YES on Amendment 4!! NOTE: Of the more than 1,000 voters surveyed in early June, 66% were in support of the pot measure (Amendment 3), and a staggering 69% in favor of the abortion one (Amendment 4). This is what we are up against, folks, and if our beloved Catholic Church and our 8 Catholic Bishops don’t do something about it right now — Florida will be going down the tubes and The Liberal Left will run our beautiful state!

There are 2.1 million Catholics registered in our 7 Catholic dioceses in Florida. There is another 2.2 million Catholics who are NOT registered with our 7 dioceses. That amounts to 4.3 million Catholics. According to Sara’s stats this morning, she told us that we need a total of 4.1 million votes on our side to defeat this Amendment 4! Like I said at our meeting in Orlando two months ago and like I repeated again this morning at our meeting – CATHOLICS ALONE CAN DEFEAT THIS AMENDMENT 4 — ONLY IF WE VOTE LIKE “REAL CATHOLICS”! The irony here is that “our own Catholics” – those who do NOT follow Catholic Church teachings – are going to doom this election and allow Abortion to be performed any time, anywhere for any reason. Breaks my heart…

This is where I believe that our beloved Catholic Bishops of Florida must step up and take the bull by the horns and be the True Shepherds that we want you to be. No more sugar coating. No more taking the 5th. No more “Decline to Sign” experiments. This is the real deal and all 8 of our Bishops have signed on to this “Vote NO on Amendment 4” program. This is the first time that I have seen our Bishops so fired up on any one given issue. I take it, since it is a “60-40″ Majority, all 8 of the Bishops decided to jump on this program because it is WINNABLE”, and the Bishops of Florida want and need a Big Win…

If it was a mere 51-49% majority, I bet my log home that our Bishops would have nothing to do with fighting Amendment 4! You better believe that it takes a lot of guts and intestinal fortitude to write this to our Bishops, but that is God’s honest Truth…and, I only speak the Truth, so help me, God…

Folks, what we heard this morning and what we keep hearing time and again when it comes to our beloved Diocese of Palm Beach is that “It is up to each pastor to run his parish as he sees fit.” That is a bunch of B.S. and I am not talking about Blessed Sacraments! Those 2 letters stand for something else! In my eyes and in the eyes of all True Pro-Lifers, that spells Trouble with a Capital T! In the eyes of the unborn babies, that spells Double Trouble with a Capital DT! So, in other words, if a certain pastor wants to focus on Immigration because that is what his forte is, but, decides not to pay any attention to the excruciating abortion issue – who suffers? The babies. When someone asked the question of “Why aren’t all the pastors showing the powerful and well done 4 minute video of Bishop Barbarito speaking about Amendment 4 – and we heard loud and clear that “It is up to each individual pastor to choose whether he wants to show that important video or not – WE JUST LOST THE BATTLE!! Let that one sink in for a minute, folks. This is why the Catholic Church has been falling apart day by day because our church leaders are NOT being church leaders!! To date, only 2 of our 8 Bishops have made a video on this important
Amendment 4 issue – including Bishop Barbarito (who is a phenomenal human being and is very Pro-Life)! I consider Bishop Barbarito a dear friend and I have utmost respect for him and when he turns 75 on January 4th, we will probably lose him to retirement! His video is very good, informative and needs to be shown in ALL 53 PARISHES BEGINNING THIS WEEK!! Not next week. Not the week after!! This week!! This should be MANDATORY at all 53 parishes in our Diocese with NO EXCEPTIONS! End of story!! No questions asked! And, if the Liberal Left Catholics in our parishes do not approve of this video and refuse to follow Catholic Church teachings and say they are against “Voting NO on Amendment 4” – escort them all out of the church and open the doors for them! That is why we have terrific ushers at all of our churches. We don’t need any CINOs (Catholics In Name Only)! We need Bold Pro-Life Catholics!!

And, trust me, I make my way around to visit many of our parishes because I have hundreds of priest friends. I went up to St. Bernadette Catholic Church this past Sunday to go to Mass and to visit one of my best friends – Father James Molgano (a fierce, oh-so fierce Pro-Life priest, who is battling cancer). He is all about preaching about “No on 4” and I believe his parish will be showing Bishop’s video this week. Thank you, Father James. Please keep him in prayer!

We need all of our 53 parishes to step up right now and put the Vote NO on Amendment 4 ad in every single church bulletin; we need to do weekly pulpit announcements at every single Mass; we need to hand out our prayer cards and read that prayer to Vote No at every single Mass; we need to order yard signs and put them at every single parish. I only had 20 signs and I gave them out to 5 different parishes – beginning with Bishop Barbarito and the Pastoral Center. I went to 4 other parishes and 3 out of 4 put their yard signs up immediately – including the wonderful Rector who hosted our meeting this morning at his beloved parish of St. Ignatius – Father Gavin Badway (another wonderful, Pro-Life priest, who gets it)! Thank you, Father Gavin, for always Being Bold for our babies! But, one parish who I gave my very last 4 signs to about 6 weeks ago told me last week when I asked him “Did somebody steal the 4 yard signs I gave you 6 weeks ago?” He told me “I have not put them up yet. I am waiting for the right time. I am waiting to play Bishop Barbarito’s video at the same time.” Let that one sink in as well. 6 weeks holding my yard signs and I have a dozen parishes asking me for yard signs!! That’s what happens when we allow pastors to run their parishes as he sees fit. Once again, who suffers? The Precious Pre-born. Truly unacceptable, folks. Crying shame…

I really looked forward to our meeting at the Cathedral this morning. I honestly was prepared to speak for a good 15 minutes if I was allowed to. I always come prepared because, what if the keynote speaker’s car broke down and couldn’t make it? Always come prepared because you never know when someone may need you. I wish I could have spoken for those 15 minutes because I have a lot to share; I have a ton of experience; I love what I do and I speak only the Truth when it comes to the Catholic Church and the Unborn. I love our Catholic priests. I respect our 8 Catholic Bishops. I appreciate our Catholic Charities and love our Birthline/LifeLine ministry and every one who has anything to do with it. It’s all good! I love it…but, when our priests and bishops do not stand Boldly for our Babies and refuse to preach the Gospel like John the Baptist, I have a problem. During our question and answer (Q&A) portion of our meeting today – I finally got the microphone and got to speak for about 3 minutes before I was about to be cut off. Pathetic! Why? Because I was following Saint John Paul II’s command of “Be Not Afraid” and when I speak the Truth and it shakes the powers that be – those powers have to make sure they cover their backsides and make sure that they are not exposed. The Truth hurts. But, what hurts more is that the powers that be are going to allow a horrific Amendment that allows babies to be killed in the womb at any time, any place & anywhere to be the law of the Land in Florida only because their jobs and reputations are far more important than it is to Protect the Unborn. The day we run all of our dioceses and parishes around this country like CATHOLIC MINISTRIES instead of like Corporations, is the day that Saint John the Baptist and Saint Mother Teresa will say “Wow, they get it”…and God will have a big smile on His face only because of 3 powerful letters…G.G.T. Yup, God’s Got This. I just pray to God that we Catholics also have it as well…

Thank you, Catholic Bishops of Florida! Thank you, St. Ignatius and Father Gavin for hosting our meeting this morning! Thank you to all who had anything to do with our meeting today in the way of setting everything up – the coffee and refreshments – and all those who spoke during our presentation! I greatly appreciate it and if I sound a bit disgruntled with this letter – I am just speaking the Truth. And, I am speaking for the many people who thanked me for saying what I said this morning and for the dozen new people who I met today for the first time who have already contacted me this afternoon and asked me to speak at one of their upcoming functions. It’s got to be a Total Team Effort with Jesus as our Team Captain! Bottom Line: We Are All In This Two-gether! We the Pro-Lifers – and God, the Creator of Life! Let’s get this election right and put an end to this Amendment 4 and Ban Abortion from Florida completely!!

IN GOD WE TRUST! IN SPEAKING THE TRUTH WE MUST!

Willy Guardiola
Christian on a Mission
Bold Supporter of Bold Bishops

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Arizona Poll: Voters 50+, Especially Women, Could Tip the Scales in 2024

Donald Trump leads over President Joe Biden among older voters; Senate race is neck-and-neck between Rep. Ruben Gallego and Kari Lake. 


PHOENIX, AZ /PRNewswire/ — Today, AARP Arizona released a 2024 statewide election survey that shows candidates for President, U.S. Senate, and state races should pay close attention to Arizonans ages 50 and older. Seventy-eight percent of voters ages 50+ report that candidates’ positions on Social Security are important in deciding whom to vote for in November, followed by Medicare (74%), helping people stay in their homes as they age (67%), and the cost of housing and utilities (both at 65%).

Arizonans ages 50+ will be key to determining who wins in November. This voting bloc makes up an outsized portion of the electorate: in the 2020 elections, older voters accounted for 55% of all Arizona voters and in the 2022 mid-terms, they made up 64% of the state’s voters. Eighty-six percent of voters ages 50+ say they are “extremely motivated” to vote in this election, compared to 66% of voters ages 18-49 who say the same.

Former President Donald Trump (R) leads President Joe Biden (D) by 8 percentage points among voters ages 18 and older – 45% to 37%, with Robert Kennedy Jr. at 11%. Trump’s lead is greater among voters ages 50 and older, at 49% – 39%. However, among women voters 50+, the candidates are tied. President Biden leads among older Hispanic voters, 48% – 37%.

Representative Ruben Gallego (D) holds a narrow lead over Kari Lake (R), 48% to 45%, in the U.S. Senate race among voters overall. Among voters 50 and older the candidates are almost even, with 48% of voters favoring Lake and 47% preferring Gallego. The gender gap among voters 50+ is significant, with women supporting Gallego by 12 percentage points and men preferring Lake by 15 points. Rep. Gallego leads among Hispanic voters 50+, 62% – 36%. Arizona voters over age 50 are the biggest voting bloc that could tip the scale for any candidate in this election,” said Dana Kennedy, State Director, AARP Arizona. “If candidates want to win, they should pay attention to the issues that matter to voters over age 50, from protecting Social Security to supporting family caregivers.”

Other key takeaways from the poll include:

  • Immigration and border security (41%) is the most important issue to voters ages 50 and older when deciding who to vote for in November, followed by inflation and rising prices (28%), and threats to democracy (27%).
  • Fifty-four percent of these voters cite personal economic issues — inflation and rising prices, the economy and jobs, and Social Security — as the most important issues. Notably, Trump is leading Biden (60%-27%) among older voters who prioritize this group of issues.
  • A significant majority (68%) of Arizona residents ages 50 and older think the country is headed in the wrong direction.
  • Fifty-eight percent of older voters say they are worried about their personal financial situation.

AARP commissioned the bipartisan polling team of Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research to conduct this survey. The firms interviewed 1,358 likely Arizona voters, which includes a statewide representative sample of 600 likely voters, with an oversample of 470 likely voters age 50 and older and an additional oversample of 288 likely Hispanic voters age 50 and older, between May 28-June 4, 2024. The interviews were conducted via landline, cellphone, and SMS-to-web. The margin of sampling error for the 600 statewide sample is ±4.0%; for the 800 total sample of voters 50+ is ±3.5%; for the 400 total sample of Hispanic voters 50+ is ±4.9%.

View the full survey results at aarp.org/AZpolling.

For more information on how, when and where to vote in Arizona, visit aarp.org/AZVotes.

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/about-aarp/www.aarp.org/español or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspañol and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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Educator Cherie Zaslawsky on the ‘official narratives’ vs. critical thinking and the truth

In this Dissent Television episode we interview Cherie Zaslawsky about “official narratives” versus critical thinking and the truth.

Cherie takes us on a trip down the rat hole of those who perpetuated and those who believe these “official narratives” rather than taking the time to learn the truth.

From climate change, to influencing the 2024 election by persecuting their political opponents. The official narratives have now become public policy not unlike in the former Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.

This is a must watch video.

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