Government Study Shows Iranians Less Religious Than Before

NEWSRAEL: It should be noted that this survey was done by the Uran government. Iranians we are in contact with say the reality is even more anti-Islam than what is reported here.


A study by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance reveals a significant decline in adherence to religious values, despite extensive ideological propaganda by the government in Iran.

The confidential study, conducted by the Ministry’s Research Center for Culture, Art and Communication and leaked to foreign-based Persian media outlets, highlights that approximately 73 percent of Iranians advocate for the separation of religion from state, indicating an unprecedented demand for a secular government.

Contrary to the 22.5 percent advocating for a religious government, a sharp increase in secularism is evident, with demands for secular governance rising from less than 31 percent in 2015.

The significant change seems to have taken place since large anti-regime protests in 2022 and 2023 when the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement began, representing the most serious challenge to the Islamic Republic in 45 years.

With participation from over 15,800 Iranians aged 18 and above across all 31 provinces, this is the fourth such study, following similar ones in 2000, 2003, and 2015.

Although the population’s departure from the government’s ideological values is shocking enough for the government, most of those taking part in the study have reiterated that Iranians are likely to be even less religious in the coming years.

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VIDEO: At the Black Conservative Federation honors gala President Trump called Biden, ‘a vicious and nasty racist’

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — President Donald J. Trump spoke at the Black Conservative Federation honors gala Friday, February 23rd, as he ramps up his effort to court black voters away from the Democratic Party.

President Donald J. Trump highlighted Biden’s past ties with segregationists like Mississippi Sen. James Eastland and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, a connection Biden openly admitted to during the 2020 presidential election.

Biden was also close friends with Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd.

Byrd started his political life as an Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan. In 1944, Byrd wrote the following in a letter to Senator Theodore Bilbo: “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

Byrd filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 hours.

Several polls show Biden is rapidly losing support among black voters due to his and his administration’s failed economic, anti-religious, open border/pro-illegal alien and socialist/Marxist policies.

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ABOUT THE BLACK CONSERVATIVE FEDERATION

Serving as the premier hub for Black conservatives throughout the country, the Black Conservative Federation will provide the resources necessary for expanding and sustaining the conservative principles that work to strengthen and uplift our communities. Together, we will develop solutions for the most pressing issues facing both the black community and our country as a whole.

Our Approach To Expanding The Movement Consists Of Three Tenets:

  1. ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: Promoting sufficient and reliable incomes, as well as dedication to credit building, budgeting, and access to financial literacy programs.
  2. EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: The urgency of making meaningful connections becomes clear when we consider the dire consequences of students disengaging from school. Our approach to education encompasses school choice, college readiness, and vocational opportunities.
  3. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: We believe in meeting people where they are. This means not just going into communities in search of a vote. We promote voter education, candidate advocacy and assistance, and grassroots involvement at all election levels.

©2024. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Liberty Index 2023 – U.S. House and Florida Representative’s Scorecard

I put together an Excel spread sheet, see the below link, for Florida and U.S. House Representatives from the Republican Liberty Caucus Index for 2023.

Note there are two mistakes on the index regarding Florida House Representative Districts:

  1. Scott Franklin is in District 18 not 15;
  2. Brian Mast is in District 21 not 15.

The average score for all Republicans in House is only 64%. The average score for Republicans representing Florida are not much better at 69.8!

Those elitist, ruling class, globalist, never Trump, establishment RINOs in the GOP with low scores had better wake up and stop compromising with Democrats or the GOP will fade away and be replaced by a true conservative party – something like the America First Movement/Party.

Take a look at the Florida House Republican Scores here ⇒ Florida Representatives Liberty Index Scores 2023.xlsx


Liberty Index 2023 U.S. House

Legislative scorecard for the U.S. House during the 2023 calendar year

Liberty Index Overview

Created by the Republican Liberty Caucus, the 2023 Liberty Index is a liberty-focused legislative scorecard for the U.S. House. The Liberty Index scores Republican members of Congress on 20 pivotal bills/votes from 2023 that either advance liberty or diminish liberty. Green bills are pro-liberty bills supported by the RLC. Red bills are anti-liberty bills opposed by the RLC. For information on the bills we selected, see the bill explanations on pages three and four of this document.

A high score on this scorecard does not equate to an endorsement from the RLC. This scorecard simply evaluates the voting record of each

Republican member of Congress during the 2023 calendar year.

Scoring Guide

A green number one indicates that the Representative voted with the RLC on that bill. A red number zero indicates the Representative voted against the RLC position on that bill. “NV” means the Representative was absent and did not vote. Representatives are scored on the votes they were present for. However, Representatives with more than three absences are penalized, starting with their fourth absence. “NA” means the Representative was not in office at that time. Representatives who were not in office the full year were only scored on votes during their tenure.

The Liberty Score is obtained by calculating the percentage that a Representative votes in line with the RLC. For example, the highest possible Liberty Score is 100. This is achieved if a Representative voted with the RLC

100% of the time. Bonus points are also available (see the list of bills below).

About the Republican Liberty Caucus:

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.


The Republican Liberty Caucus has published its annual liberty-focused scorecard for the U.S. House.

The Liberty Index scores Republican members of Congress on 20 pivotal bills/votes from 2022 that either advance liberty or diminish liberty. For information on the bills selected, see the bill explanations on pages three and four of the document.

A green number one indicates that the Representative voted with the RLC on that bill. A red number zero indicates the Representative voted against the RLC position on that bill. “NV” means the Representative was absent and did not vote. Absences are scored the same as a vote against the RLC position. “NA” means the Representative was not in office at that time. Members of Congress who were not in office the full year were only scored on votes during their tenure.

The Liberty Score is obtained by calculating the percentage that a Representative votes in line with the RLC. For example, the highest possible Liberty Score is 100. This is achieved if a Representative voted with the RLC 100% of the time.

A high score on this scorecard does not equate to an automatic endorsement from the RLC. This scorecard simply evaluates the voting record of each Republican member of Congress during the 2022 calendar year.

Congratulations to Congressmen Andy Biggs, Dan Bishop, Thomas Massie, Chip Roy and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who each earned a perfect score of 100 on the 2022 Liberty Index!

Liberty Index 2022 – RLC Sc… by RLC-AZ

Website: RLC.org

©2024. Royal A. Brown III. All rights reserved.

‘The Republican Party Is Not The Enemy’: Black Voters Tell Lawrence Jones Why They’re Picking Trump

Black voters told Fox News host Lawrence Jones why they are voting for former President Donald Trump in a Saturday “Fox & Friends Weekend” segment.

Jones interviewed several attendees of the Black Conservative Federation’s gala Friday in Columbia, South Carolina who expressed their support for Trump ahead of the state’s GOP primary.

“Black people just need to come and realize the Republican Party is not the enemy,” one woman told Jones. “It’s good on this side of the fence.”

When asked about the main issue driving Black voters to the polls in 2024, the interviewees cited the economy and border crisis under President Joe Biden. One man told Jones “you can’t fool what happens at a grocery store,” referencing the high inflation in the United States. Another woman said “everyone is suffering right now.”

One man noted how the guests attending the gala from Chicago, New York and Texas were “tired of … the migrant issue.” Another prospective voter agreed, stating that Biden’s policies are “putting illegal immigrants ahead of the urban voters.”

“The Black community wants a leader who has the energy to actually go to bat for the issues that they would want to fight for. And we see that in Donald Trump,” one man told the Fox News host. “We don’t necessarily see that from Joe Biden.”

The prospective voter continued to explain that Trump is “visible,” claiming many Black voters believe “he’ll have the energy, he’ll have the charisma to get up and go and fight for the issues.”

President Biden has recently faced concerns about his fitness for office following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Hur’s report. The report concluded criminal charges would likely not be filed against the president because he “would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview, as a sympathetic, well-meaning old elderly man with a poor memory.”

“I think that most Black people are trying to look for something different,” another man told Jones. “A lot of us are waking up, especially Black men.”

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CHAPTER 7: Politicized Education—Space Is No Longer the Final Frontier—Reality Is

Globalism is a replacement ideology that seeks to reorder the world into one singular, planetary Unistate, ruled by the globalist elite themselves. The globalist war on nation-states cannot succeed without collapsing the United States of America. The long-term strategic attack plan moves America incrementally from constitutional republic to socialism to globalism to feudalism. The tactical attack plan uses asymmetric psychological and informational warfare to destabilize Americans and drive society out of objective reality into the madness of subjective reality. America’s children are the primary target of the globalist predators.


The three pillars of faith, family, and flag were established as the infrastructure of freedom in the United States of America. Our Founding Fathers recognized the importance of an educated citizenry for sustaining ordered liberty in our constitutional republic. The infrastructure and moral tenets in American culture were derived from both the Bible and the Judeo-Christian tradition our Founding Fathers embraced.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. —John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798

Our Founding Fathers recognized literacy as the cornerstone of critical thinking and the transfer of information. They knew that an educated, moral, responsible adult citizenry was necessary to sustain and grow our fledgling nation.

Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country. —Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district—all studied and appreciated as they merit—are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty. —Benjamin Franklin, Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States (ed. 1864)

It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country. ––Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

Reading remains the most fundamental skill required to preserve and protect our constitutional republic. The enemies of freedom targeted American education tactically, to undermine literacy in order to achieve an unaware and compliant citizenry decades before that infamous phrase was associated with John Podesta and Hillary Clinton. Children were always the strategic target because they are the future of America.

Industrialists John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie were major influences in the evolution of American education. Teachers College at Columbia University was endowed with $500,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1902. In that same year John D. Rockefeller created the General Education Board (GEB) with a gift of $1 million. The GEB provided funding and influence to shape American schooling. Rockefeller is quoted as saying, “I don’t want a nation of thinkers; I want a nation of workers.” Education was being recalibrated to emphasize vocationalism, to produce future factory workers for industrialists’ needs. The GEB was subsumed by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1960.

The idea of mandatory education in the United States was embraced and promoted by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie advocated for a teacher certification system, and donated millions of dollars to establish libraries and universities across the country. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching[i] (CFAT) was originally established as the Carnegie Foundation with a $10 million gift by Andrew Carnegie in 1905, “as an independent policy and research center called to ‘do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education.'” (Carnegie Foundation History)

Since its inception, CFAT has had a powerful influence on American education, particularly in its efforts at quantifying and standardizing education. In 1906 it introduced the Carnegie Unit, a measurement of education credits required for high school curriculum and graduation requirements. The CFAT pension program, which became an independent nonprofit organization called Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association[ii] (TIAA) in 1914, was linked to participation in curriculums using the Carnegie Unit in high schools for graduation, and to colleges and universities for admission.

A 2015 CFAT study authored by Elena Silva, Taylor White, and Thomas Toch, “The Carnegie Unit: A Century-old Standard in a Changing Educational Landscape,”[iii] discusses the history and future of the Carnegie Unit. From the report:

The Carnegie Unit and the Credit Hour (p. 8)

The standard Carnegie Unit is defined as 120 hours of contact time with an instructor, which translates into one hour of instruction on a particular subject per day, five days a week, for twenty-four weeks annually. Most public high schools award credit based on this 120-hour standard (one credit for a course that lasts all year; or half a credit for a semester course). And, while state and district coursework requirements for graduation vary, most states require a minimum number of units, typically expressed as “Carnegie Units.” A typical high school student earns six to seven credits per year over a four-year program of high school.

In higher education, students receive “credit hours,” a metric derived from the Carnegie Unit and based on the number of “contact hours” students spend in class per week in a given semester. A typical three-credit course, for example, meets for three hours per week over a fifteen-week semester. A student, then, might earn fifteen credit hours per semester (fifteen is standard full-time registration for a semester, thirty for an academic year) en route to a four-year bachelor’s degree requiring a total of 120 credits.

The report recommended replacing the Carnegie Unit with a system of Outcome-Based Education (OBE). Popularized in the 1990s, OBE is an educational theory that rejects traditional content-based learning that emphasizes rote learning and acquisition of foundational knowledge, and bases the educational system instead on personal pre-determined goals called outcomes. It is the quintessential shift from the WHAT of education to the WHO.

Marketed as deeply personalized, empowering, and student-centric, OBE rejects traditional education as old-fashioned, limiting, and educator-centric. In OBE teachers are facilitators, not educators with authority or expertise. The student-centric focus is not on individual academic achievement, but rather on student social interactions and cooperativelearning experiences.

This seismic shift from traditional to outcome-based education marked the institutional shift of American education from the education our founders envisioned to social activism where outcomes, results, performances, competencies, and standards could all be evaluated with a politicized metric. Outcome-Based Education was the chosen vehicle for social change through education, which was now being used to emphasize political activism and produce anti-American Americans for globalists’ needs.

The 2015 study indicated that one of the biggest obstacles to shifting from the Carnegie Unit to Outcome-Based Education (OBE) was federal financing:

But efforts to further push the boundaries of the design and delivery of higher education face a substantial barrier: the federal government’s requirement that most students taking part in the $150 billion federal financial aid program attend colleges or universities using Carnegie Units. (“The Carnegie Unit,” p. 25)

The Obama administration was committed to OBE, so it proposed changes to the federal funding model that included other criteria besides the Carnegie Unit:

To promote competency models in higher education, the Obama administration has endorsed a provision in the federal financial aid regulations that extends eligibility under the program to students at institutions that use “projects, papers, examinations, presentations, performances, portfolios” and other “direct” measures of learning “in lieu of credit hours or clock hours” to gauge student performance. It initially extended “direct assessment” privileges to two institutions, Capella University, a for-profit online provider, and Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America. The University of Wisconsin’s Flexible Option, which is led by UW–Extension, received approval for direct assessment in August 2014. (“The Carnegie Unit,” p. 25)

The Carnegie Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching have politicized American education and abandoned their founding missions. The 2015 CFAT Executive Summary states unequivocally that the Carnegie Unit must be replaced in order to facilitate “solutions” sought by reformers. It is political reform disguised as educational reform:

The Carnegie Foundation is committed to making American education more effective, more equitable, and more efficient at this critical junction in the nation’s history. We share change advocates’ goals of bringing greater transparency and flexibility to the design and delivery of K–12 and higher education in pursuit of deeper learning for more students. After studying the Carnegie Unit’s relationship to today’s reforms, we have concluded that American education’s reliance on the Carnegie Unit is an impediment to some of the solutions sought by reformers. Most notably, the federal government’s financial aid rules requiring colleges and universities to measure student progress using Carnegie Units are a barrier to the spread of flexible delivery models in higher education. (“The Carnegie Unit,” p. 5)

Changing the metrics of education from the Carnegie Unit to OBE weaponized American education, transforming it from its colonial purpose of literacy and support of Americanism to being the political agent for massive social change.

CFAT’s current Mission Statement:[iv]

The mission of the Carnegie Foundation is to catalyze transformational change in education so that every student has the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was chartered by an act of Congress in 1906. Since then, it has pioneered a broad range of transformative advancements in K–12 and higher education, including the creation of the Carnegie Unit; TIAA; standards for schools of law, medicine, education, and engineering; Educational Testing Service; the GRE; Pell Grants; the Carnegie Classifications; the U.S. Department of Education; and the use of improvement science to build the field’s capacity to improve.

Today, the Carnegie Foundation has set its sights on tackling the nation’s most significant educational challenge: achieving educational equity for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander, and first-generation students, as well as those from low-income households. Carnegie will leverage its expertise, assets, partnerships, convening power, and social and reputational capital to address longstanding educational inequities that impede economic mobility and exacerbate racial inequality.

Historically, public education supported upward mobility and the middle class through education focused on teaching basic skills and fundamental knowledge. The politicization of American education shifted the ideological focus from meritocracy’s equal opportunity to socialism’s equal outcome. It was a seismic shift in both form and content in American education.

We are feeling the aftershocks of this earthquake today. The introduction of racist Critical Race Theory, the staggering increase in functional illiteracy, the profoundly disturbing introduction of pornographic sex education—all are derivatives of the changed purpose of America’s education industry.

Journalist and educational reformer Alex Newman explores the subject in his September 13, 2023, article, “Lesbian-Marxist US Library Boss: School & Libraries for ‘Socialist Organizing’.”[v] Newman writes:

Government schools and local libraries should be used for “socialist organizing,” the self-proclaimed “Marxist lesbian” chief of the American Library Association (ALA) proclaimed at a major socialism conference last week. The library boss has also become notorious recently for hating on parents, families, Christians and anyone else who stands in the way of indoctrinating children.

Speaking after a panel at the Socialism 2023 conference in Chicago organized by a coalition of revolutionaries advocating for the “right” of children to engage in prostitution, among other absurdities, ALA chief Emily Drabinski did not hold back. “Public education needs to be a site of socialist organizing,” she told attendees…. Among other topics, the panel at which Drabinski spoke out included discussion on how teachers could indoctrinate children with Critical Race Theory propaganda, even in jurisdictions that have banned it. “We need to be on the agenda of socialist organizing,” added Drabinski…. The socialism event in Chicago, which featured the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) as a supporter, featured panels on abolishing the family and replacing it with government, as well as “best practices for developing socialist programming for kids.”…

“Ms. Drabinski is a supporter of Critical Race Theory, which Montana rejected as discriminatory, and other far-left-leaning ideologies that have no place in our schools and libraries,” said Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen. “By electing a declared Marxist as their President, the ALA has not only turned its back on families, parental rights, and American values—it has turned its back on America itself.”

Taxpayer funds are being weaponized to foment a revolution against the very taxpayers coerced into footing the bill for this dangerous extremism. It is time for all library systems to leave the ALA and for government schools turning children into Marxist revolutionaries to be shut down. The future of America is on the line.

Today’s American education industry is in direct opposition to our Founding Fathers, who understood that an educated citizenry is required for sustaining ordered liberty in our constitutional republic. The American education industry is now the instrument for anti-American propaganda and Marxist indoctrination. Parents can no longer trust their children’s education to it.

SOURCES:

[i] Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

[ii] Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association

[iii] The Carnegie Unit: A Century-old Standard in a Changing Educational Landscape

[iv] Mission Statement

[v] Lesbian-Marxist US Library Boss: School & Libraries for ‘Socialist Organizing’

©2024. Linda Goudsmit. All rights reserved.

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Georgia University Student Out For a Jog Brutally Murdered By Illegal Alien From Venezuela

The young nursing student Laken Riley was out for a jog.

This is the first homicide that has been reported on the campus in 30 years.

No media outage and little coverage.

No George Floyd protests.

No shock and calls for immediate action by the Democrat party of treason.

Nursing student Laken Riley did not know suspected killer Jose Ibarra, who is not a US citizen: police

By Patrick Reilly, NY Post, Feb. 23, 2024

A 26-year-old man believed to have entered the US illegally has been charged with murdering nursing student Laken Riley, whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus after going for a run, according to police.

Jose Antonio Ibarra was arrested on Friday for allegedly kidnapping and killing the 22-year-old Augusta University junior, UGA Police Chief Jeffrey Clark told reporters at a press conference Friday night.

Ibarra was not a UGA student and is not a US Citizen, Clark said.

He and Riley had no prior relationship.

“He did not know her at all. I think this is a crime of opportunity where he saw an individual and bad things happened,” Clark said.

Ibarra is a Venezuelan national who illegally crossed the southern border into El Paso, Texas in September 2022, News Nation reported, citing multiple DHS sources. He was released from DHS custody over a lack of detention space, according to the outlet.

Riley, a dean’s list student and sorority member, was found dead with “visible injuries” in a wooded area near Lake Herrick around 12:38 p.m. Thursday.

Clark confirmed Friday that she died of “blunt force trauma.”
Her alleged killer, Jose Antonio Ibarra, was arrested and charged in the killing on Friday.

Ibarra’s apartment in Athens was being searched by authorities while Clark spoke, but he said police had enough evidence to charge him before the search warrant was executed.

“The evidence is robust. It is supported by key input by the community, physical evidence and expert police work. Importantly, we were assisted by video footage from our campus security cameras network,” Clark said.

Three or four persons of interest had been questioned but only Ibaira was charged.

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Media Attack Florida’s Surgeon General for Defying Science but the ‘Pharmacology of Vaccines is Deceptive’

“The Washington Post and media in general know their bread is buttered by pharma but some sources say pharma and its industry professionals offer deceptive benefit for symptoms with adverse reaction risk.” — Dr. Richard Ruhling, MD, board-certified in Internal Medicine.


In contrast to ‘authorities’ who make a living in that industry Ruhling says people should know both sides and let parents decide what’s best for their child, as Dr. Ladapo said.

My background includes a Master’s degree in Public Health and a course in Epidemiology that most MD’s do not get.

For example, epidemiology looks as people who don’t get a disease like autism and populations that do get it—tiny babies that get so many shots. Japan waits a year and they have less. It’s not the vaccine, but the mercury that’s added to multi-dose vials as a preservative. Mercury is a neurotoxin and its symptoms can cause symptoms of autism that has become an epidemic in most of the U.S., but not in Quaker or Mennonites who don’t vaccinate.

I and my wife had a couple kids and adopted four more. None of them had any vaccinations and they all grew up healthy with one daughter featured on the cover of a health and fitness magazine.

The former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, Marcia Angell, MD, wrote The Truth About the Drug Companies—How They Deceive UsIt’s a book title that sounds so much like the apocalyptic warning from the Bible where pharmakeia (Greek word in Rev 18:23) “deceives all nations” but it’s badly translated sorcery.

I think Florida gets negative press on this issue because of DeSantis’ stand against the covid shot, and in retrospect, evidence is mounting that supports DeSantis. In January, Cambridge University reported 25% of folks who got a shot for covid now have VAIDSVaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

This is further explained by the FDA post that media never reported—maybe Biden’$1 Billion to promote the shot was a factor, but those who got the shot have higher risk for dozens of health problems suggested by the FDA—Readers can check this out on page 16 https://www.fda.gov/media/143557/download.

©2024. Richard Ruhling, MD. All rights reserved.

The Presidential Election is Rigged. Now What?

For years, many of us have been writing, reporting, on the absolute corruption of our election system.  Patriotic Americans are rotting in DC gulags because they protested against the election crimes. What’s to be done?

Calling all citizen soldiers.

Voters in a few months are supposed to cast a ballot for their preferred presidential candidate. Meanwhile, we just watched one of our major political parties attempt to literally bankrupt the likely nominee of the other, and seize his property.

Whatever you want to say of America anymore, it can’t possibly be called free and our elections aren’t anything close to fair.

It’s good to see Tucker Carlson taking this on.

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Trump vows to ‘defend Christian values’ from the Left at National Religious Broadcasters Convention

The Left is sure to unleash on Trump over his remarks at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) International Christian Media Convention in Nashville:

Trump tells religious broadcasters he’ll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left

by Will Weissert, Associated Press, February 23, 2024:

Former President Donald Trump promised to use a second term in the White House to defend Christian values and even suggested he’d shield the faith’s central iconography, warning a convention of religious broadcasters on Thursday night that the left wants “to tear down crosses.”

“Remember, every communist regime throughout history has tried to stamp out the churches, just like every fascist regime has tried to co-opt them and control them,” Trump told hundreds of cheering attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Nashville. “And, in America, the radical left is trying to do both.”

“Remember, every communist regime throughout history has tried to stamp out the churches, just like every fascist regime has tried to co-opt them and control them…..And, in America, the radical left is trying to do both.”

The Associated Press uses the words “perceived threats” in its headline to describe the real threats from the Left. Wokeness has become a religion in itself, and mutated into such an aggressive force that traditional leftist author J.K. Rowling warned about a sector of that movement: ‘There is something dangerous’ about transgender movement ‘and it must be challenged’. It is no secret that religious rights and freedoms are under attack from the hard left, given the fundamental beliefs that are central to orthodox Christianity, such as:

i) Marriage is between one man and one woman;
ii) a man is a man and a woman is a woman (with every cell encoded with male/female chromosomes):
iii) abortion is a violation of the sanctity of life, as is euthanasia.

While most Christians respect freedom of an adult to make his or her own moral choices, the left does not respect the rights and freedoms of Christians, and frequently rage against them and engage in increasingly open harassment of Christians. Christians have been deemed everything from “hateful” and “racist” (despite the racial diversity of Christians globally) to “intolerant,” and have even been accused of promoting “extremism.” The charges come despite the fact that nowhere in Christian doctrine is anything that promotes hatred, violence or terrorism. If one person professing to be Christian acts violently, he or she is violating the tenets of Christianity. Islam, in contrast, promotes violence in the Qur’an and Hadiths. Peaceful Muslims do not negate the existence of such teachings.

Last year, the FBI cited the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center as a “credible source” to warn about “radical-traditionalist Catholic ideology.” The report was eventually rescinded, ostensibly because of blowback. According to the Christian Post:

Kyle Seraphin, a former FBI special agent, shared a document published by the FBI’s Richmond field office warning that “the increasingly observed interest of racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists (RMVEs) in radical-traditionalist Catholic ideology almost certainly presents opportunities for threat mitigation through the exploration of new avenues for tripwire and source development.”

The FBI also stated that “traditional Catholics and RMVEs might have a common cause to act following legislation or judicial decisions in areas such as abortion rights, immigration, affirmative action, and LGBTQ protections.” The “House Judiciary Committee and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” subsequently “released an interim staff report titled, ‘The FBI’s Breach of Religious Freedom: The Weaponization of Law Enforcement Against Catholic Americans.’” Traditional Catholics and all traditional Christians share largely the same views on abortion and other life issues. So there is no “perceived” attack on Christianity. There is an outright threat to Christianity in America from the woke religion of the Left. That attack includes children. The Biden administration has imposed “radical gender-affirming care,” which is not really “affirming” at all, for underage children in the school system. Children who were raised as Christians are marginalized and indoctrinated. Even the New York Times reported about educators replacing parents in the school system on issues of gender.

The leftist/woke pushback against Trump is being conducted with the rigor of religious zeal. Trump stated at the NRB:

They want to tear down crosses where they can, and cover them up with social justice flags….But no one will be touching the cross of Christ under the Trump administration, I swear to you.

The Associated Press further states:

 Trump’s comments reflect his embrace of Christian nationalism, a belief that is powerful among conservative evangelicals who say the founders of the U.S. intended the country to be a Christian nation.

Such words align with the warning of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the FBI about “radical-traditionalist Catholic ideology.” It is understood among Christians that America’s founding was based on Judeo-Christian principles; which by no means suggests that the nation was or was intended to be a theocracy. As the Heritage Foundation explains, America’s founders “identified themselves as Christians, were influenced in important ways by Christian ideas, and generally thought it appropriate for civic authorities to encourage Christianity.”

the Founders believed that humans are created in the image of God, which led them to design institutions and laws meant to protect and promote human dignity. Because they were convinced that humans are sinful, they attempted to avoid the concentration of power by framing a national government with carefully enumerated powers. As well, the Founders were committed to liberty, but they never imagined that provisions of the Bill of Rights would be used to protect licentiousness. And they clearly thought moral considerations should inform legislation.

Trump has a history of supporting Christians. He was welcomed by a Hispanic megachurch in 2019 as the Democrats sought his removal from office; in 2020, Trump launched a new International Religious Freedom Alliance, and Hungary become the first European Union member state to join. In fact, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hosted a convention for persecuted Christians — focused on the Middle East and Africa — that Trump supported. Orban and Trump have poured millions of dollars into helping the persecuted Church. Hungary alone provided 50 million dollars of aid to communities in Africa and the Middle East, and praised Trump for supporting persecuted Christians.

There has been a consistency to Trump’s support for largely forgotten Christians who are under threat — even now in America as Christians face the threat from the left. Ironically, while moving against Christians, the left is afraid of Muslims. Recently, the Minneapolis Area School District said it would allow families to opt out of LGBT lessons after Muslim families threatened to sue.

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WATCH: Google’s Anti-White Artificial Intelligence Model, Gemini, is a Dystopian Hell

In the following 18-minute video, Matt Walsh, the creator of the film “What is a Woman,” showcases Google’s new AI program, called Gemini, and its capability to generate images of historical figures, including Catholic Popes and Vikings, all depicted as black or non-white individuals. Moreover, Gemini notably omits portraying atrocities committed by communist governments.

Throughout the video, Matt presents clips featuring key radicalized figures at Google, articulating their troubling philosophies. These insights leave little doubt as to why this immensely influential software, poised for integration into our devices, yields the specific results it does.

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History’s Best-Selling Book Supports Trump As Next!

History’s greatest person who divided BC from AD said, when asked about the end of the world, to under-stand the book of Daniel. Daniel’s vision “at the time of the end” was a conflict between political cartoons of a ram pushing from the Middle East that angers a goat that flies from the west to stomp a militant Muslim ram in Daniel 8. The horns represent the kings of Media and Persia (verse 20), areas that are now Iraq and Iran—it’s easy to understand whose interest in retirement is current events, Bible prophecy.

He cites Isaiah 46 to say that God “declares the end from the beginning.” In the book of beginnings, Abraham was tested over his willingness to sacrifice his son that was spared at the last minute by a ram caught by its horn in a bush in Genesis 22. George Bush caught the first horn and Saddam is dead.

Muslims say the son spared was Ishmael and they are entitled to the land occupied by Israel. The Bible says Isaac, the father of Israel, was spared.  What’s happening in the Middle East is support for the Bible as the true holy book. “The time of the end” is when the ram’s higher horn gets broken. Iran has been funding the war against Israel, also supported by  Zechariah 14.

Returning to Daniel 8, the goat’s great horn is the first king of Grecia, verse 21. It was Alexander the Great who conquered the Medes and Persians, but “history repeats” for “the time of the end,” verse 17. The US has a Greek educational system that emphasizes the mind and plays down the practical aspects like learning a trade or physical work and college fraternities and sororities are designated by Greek letters.

Daniel 8 shows a great horn on the goat that breaks the ram’s horns and the goat becomes great in verse 8.

In Bible times, horns were used to make trumpets, and the great horn may prove to be the great Trump who makes America great before the great horn is broken.

Alexander died a premature death and Trump could die prematurely as forces favoring New World Order  would be glad to see him dead. Biden “hopes to imprison his rival until he dies.”

By contrast, Trump says, “I don’t care about revenge. My revenge will be success.”

People like leaders who have positive attitudes, but Trump may be assassinated for his success in making America great by the “Deep State” that is pushing U.S. toward a UN New World Order. That’s the pope’s road to world supremacy and the way to regain what was lost in the Old World when Protestants fled persecution and risked death at sea, from Indians or starvation in a brave new world but they forged a Constitution that was the basis of greatness.

The goat horn as Trump might be stretching the imagery, but since the first ram horn was caught in a bush (George Bush), we could logically conclude the 2nd horn (Iran) will be broken by the great horn (Trump).

Scripture says he is the 1st King of Grecia. Kings are not elected. They just take the power and many if not most of the US think Trump has it coming. Perhaps the devil has tried hard to derail this picture, but may God bless America one more time before he goes.

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Tulsi Gabbard As Trump’s Running mate

Tulsi Gabbard, a former U.S. representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district and a decorated military veteran, has emerged as a fascinating potential candidate for the vice-presidential spot in Donald Trump’s administration. Her background, unorthodox political stances, and broad appeal marked by a unique blend of military experience, legislative understanding, and a distinctive foreign policy stance offer a compelling narrative for her potential role in the Trump administration.

Tulsi Gabbard’s political career has been marked by a strong focus on legislative achievements that resonate with a broad spectrum of constituents. During her tenure in Congress, Tulsi Gabbard demonstrated a multifaceted approach to governance, focusing on several key areas:

Environmental Advocacy: Gabbard cosponsored the Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2016, aiming to promote coral reef research and conservation through federal grants. She supported green energy policies, including transitioning to near-zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% clean renewable energy.

Affordable Housing Initiatives: Addressing Hawaii’s high cost of living, Gabbard focused on affordable housing issues, highlighting her commitment to economic development and social welfare.

Health and Food Policy Advocacy: Gabbard was a leading advocate for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food, earning recognition from Food Policy Action for her efforts to improve the nation’s food system and fight against the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.

National Parks Conservation Support: Gabbard was honored with the “Friend of the National Parks” award from the National Parks Conservation Association for her support of the National Park System, underscoring her commitment to preserving the natural and cultural resources of the United States.

Gabbard’s legislative achievements reflect her dedication to serving the needs and interests of her constituents, showcasing her commitment to environmental protection, economic development, and social welfare.

Military Experience and Foreign Policy Stance: Gabbard’s distinguished military career and experience in the United States Army Reserve have shaped her unique foreign policy views, setting her apart from mainstream Democratic or Republican positions. Her service in Iraq and Kuwait has given her a deep understanding of military operations and strategy.

In this regard, her interactions with the Trump administration have also been notable. Gabbard has met with President Trump and has been critical of specific policies while supporting others.

The potential impact of Tulsi Gabbard’s inclusion in the Trump administration must be considered. The speculation around Gabbard’s possible candidacy for the vice-presidential spot in the Trump administration is intriguing. Her ability to appeal to women, military personnel, and Democrats presents a unique opportunity for the Trump campaign to broaden its support base.

Gabbard’s calm and logical approach could balance Trump’s aggressive style, potentially mellowing his rhetoric and making his administration more appealing to a broader range of voters. Her background in Congress and military experience could help reshape the administration’s policy and public engagement approach.

However, Tulsi Gabbard’s relationship with the World Economic Forum has raised serious concerns among conservatives. WEF is a globalist organization established by Klaus Schwab.

Gabbard’s willingness to support authoritarian regimes under certain conditions has both been criticized and contributed to her distinct foreign policy stance.

Gabbard’s foreign policy views are characterized by a critical view of “regime change wars” and an advocacy for a more diplomatic approach to international relations and a focus on environmentalism. She has shown a willingness to support authoritarian regimes in certain contexts, such as her meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which was controversial due to her defense of his authoritarianism and his use of force against civilians. Additionally, she has expressed support for brutal authoritarian repression in places like Egypt in the name of counter-terrorism, placing her outside of the mainstream of American progressives.

Gabbard was scrutinized for a 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom the United States government blames for deadly attacks against Syrian civilians during the country’s civil war.”

“Gabbard endorsed independent senator Sanders’ run against Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Gabbard ended her presidential candidacy in March 2020 and immediately endorsed Joe Biden.

Here is a long list of  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (2013-2021) Congressional Report Card.

Conclusion

Is Tulsi Gabbard picture-perfect? No, she is not. Can Republican voters trust her should she become a VP nominee? That’s the question that is still lingering. But, hypothetically, let’s assume Trump chooses her as his running mate; what should we expect?

In a hypothetical situation, Tulsi Gabbard’s potential can be seen by some as a game-changer for the Trump administration. Her selection as Trump’s vice president could bring many benefits, including unifying the Republican base, appealing to a broader range of voters, and balancing influence on Trump’s more combative approach to governance.

“Tulsi Gabbard’s odds of becoming the 2024 Republican vice-presidential candidate surged with a leading bookmaker after Donald Trump said she was on his short list during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday.”

Her legislative achievements, military experience, and distinct foreign policy stance make her a compelling candidate for a vice-presidential role. The benefits of her selection, including her broad appeal and potential to influence the administration’s approach, warrant serious consideration.

In short, her candidacy remains speculative, and further developments will provide more insight into the direction of the Trump administration. Gabbard’s unique blend of experiences and perspectives could significantly influence the Trump administration’s policies and approach to governance, setting a new precedent for the role of vice president in American politics.

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Where is George Washington?

When I was a child going to school we studied the Presidents. We played a game with coins and each president had a coin. We were told a story and asked questions and had to attribute each question to a president . The one with the most coin was the winner and got an ice cream.

My favorite story was from George Washington.  ”The cherry tree myth is one of the oldest and best-known legends about George Washington. In the original story, when Washington was six years old, he received a hatchet as a gift and damaged his father’s cherry tree with it. When his father discovered what George had done, he became angry. Young George bravely said, “I cannot tell a lie…I did cut it with my hatchet.” Washington’s father embraced him and declared that his son’s honesty was worth more than a thousand trees.

The first time I heard Obama talk and lie, about spying or Obamacare, Fast and Furious, etc. I realized, they all lie. All the Presidents lie. So where does that leave us. Who do we believe? The media picks and chooses what lie they will report on making its about equal.  The media is bias and will over report the GOP and under report the DNC.

The saddest part to me is: How do we teach our children to tell the truth if their leaders are lying?  Today this generation of children grow up with no heroes except animated characters that they see on the big screen. Where do they go to learn telling the truth is the greatest virtue they can possess?

The family was supposed to teach virtue.  The church was supposed to assist in morality.  American values were to be the finishing touches.  All of that is gone now as the schools no longer teach history. no longer teach truth.  Facts are unimportant and the one with the biggest wallet is the winner. It no longer matters if you lie cheat or steal to get what you want as long as you get it. Today we are petrified if the Speaker of the House or a football team prays before a meeting or event.  We are losing our country because of the lies. The Globalists although smaller in number can cause so much chaos by lying that the misinformed uneducated people will turn on each other and beg the same people who created the chaos for help.

“When people become educated, you can’t control them. You can’t frighten them. People who are educated know their own power and don’t surrender it to others.” Jordan Maxwell

Get your kids out of government schools. Tell your local official to stop taking government grants.  Vet your candidates and look for George Washington.

Contrary to popular belief, George Washington did not buy slaves. He inherited them. At that time in history, there were no big machines to manage farms and slavery was the method used. This had been going on for hundreds of years as the loser of any war became the slave of the winner.

The following quotes are from George Washington via William Federer as we celebrate President Washington’s Birthday. I believe if President Washington was with us today he would say the same thing.

On July 2, 1776, from his Head Quarters in New York, General Washington issued his General Orders:

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army.  Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die …”

In Washington’s Farewell Address, he warned us about Political Parties: However combinations or Associations of the above description may now & then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the People, & to usurp for themselves the reins of Government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

You can find more on the history of President Washington by reading the thoughts in his Farewell Address or listening to Bill Federer on the Prism of America’s Education show today.

Today we will also discuss our health. Americans are not taking care of their health issues and things are about to get worse. Most of our drugs come from CCP-China.  What if those drugs were withheld or worse yet, what about a Cyber attack.  I believe you can only handle the stress of life if your foundation is strong. Your body is your foundation. No one will take care of it if you don’t. Listen to Robert Scott Bell

Remember: 

Everything is connected. Nothing is random, Everything has a plan. All plans are lies. All Globalists want is MONEY, POWER, CONTROL Don’t give them yours. Challenge them with the truth. Doing Nothing is affirmation. Share with your 5.

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In ‘La La Land’ Dreams, Dance and Choices Echo

Disappointed, it took me six years to grasp that this was not a movie or musical. This was a masterpiece.

If you want to experience a cinematic masterpiece that seamlessly blends music, dance, and emotion, “La La Land” is the film for you. Its visually stunning scenes, innovative storytelling, and deep emotional narrative create an unforgettable cinematic experience. But if you’re looking for a traditional plot-driven film with predictable storytelling, no more of it.

So, what makes “La La Land” stand out and offer a unique cinematic experience? The dreamlike atmosphere throughout the movie is created and aided by the amazing score.

While the dazzling choreography grabs our attention, the film’s more profound exploration of individual pursuits and their bittersweet consequences genuinely makes “La La Land” stand out. The film isn’t just a visual spectacle; it’s a poignant reflection on the sacrifices we make for dreams and the impact on the relationships that hold us dear.

Mia and Sebastian’s unwavering pursuit of their dreams reflects a harsh reality: individual success often comes at the cost of shared experiences and personal relationships. Their journey is paved with sacrifices for success, forcing them to confront the difficult choices that ambition demands. The film doesn’t shy away from portraying the bittersweet ending – they achieve their dreams, but their paths diverge, leaving a void where their shared future once resided.

This isn’t just Mia and Sebastian’s story; it invites us to consider our choices and their consequences. The film encourages us to ponder the trade-offs we make to pursue dreams, prompting a reflective look at our personal and professional aspirations.

But amidst the struggles, glimmers of hope shine through. Their mutual support and growth, evident in their encouragement of each other’s dreams, reminds us of the importance of companionship in achieving anything.

Yet, the film doesn’t sugarcoat the challenges. The sacrifice of their relationship is a stark portrayal of the complexities of balancing personal dreams and shared aspirations. It leaves us with a reflective ending, prompting us to contemplate: do their choices lead to fulfillment or regret?

Despite the challenges, naive optimism flickers within them. Fueled by this optimism, their resilience and determination reflect the spirit required to chase dreams. This spirit isn’t confined to individuals; the collective spirit of Los Angeles, captured in the opening number, reminds us that we’re all dreamers, united by the city’s promise of opportunity and ambition.

But dreams aren’t without shadows.

As we move from the city to Mia and Sebastian’s personal journeys, the personalization of dreams deepens. This shift allows us to explore the emotional costs and rewards of chasing dreams on an individual level. The atmospheric growth reflects this change, becoming more intimate and passionate as we dive into their struggles and the delicate dance of their relationship.

The tension between their ambitions and shared dreams hints at the conflicts they will face. This narrative technique, shifting perspectives between Mia and Sebastian, highlights their differing priorities and foreshadows the inevitable clashes.

But their connection isn’t defined solely by conflict. The progression of interaction from playful banter to an intimate dance symbolizes their deepening relationship. The classic dance style evokes a sense of synchronicity and harmony, capturing a moment of joy and understanding. As the dance progresses, their growing affection, reflected in their movements, underscores the hope for a future together.

But this hope is tinged with fear of separation. The interruption by Mia’s phone call serves as a stark reminder of the sacrifices they might have to make. The irony in the lyrics, contrasting the hopeful dance with a doomed relationship, further highlights the complexity of their emotions.

This complexity transcends words, capturing the essence of their shared dreams, struggles, and the flicker of hope for a future together. It reminds us that even the most beautiful dreams can be accompanied by costs.

Ultimately, the film offers a complex exploration of love, dreams, and sacrifice, reflecting the harsh realities of life and the challenges of achieving dreams.

The impact on tone with moments of hope and optimism offers a respite from the film’s predominant cynicism. This shift enhances emotional connection, allowing us to feel the characters’ emotions deeply. It also encourages the characters and prompts viewers to reflect on their lives, enabling them to maintain hope and optimism despite challenges.

“La La Land” doesn’t just entertain; it innovates. The film pushes boundaries within the musical genre, blending traditional elements with contemporary storytelling techniques. This musical innovation resonates with modern audiences, offering a fresh take on a beloved genre.

The film’s use of symbolism in colors further enriches the storytelling. The vibrant hues, often changing with the characters’ emotional states, reflect the highs and lows of their journey. The memorable soundtrack, featuring original songs like “City of Stars,” becomes an integral part of the film, enhancing the emotional resonance and staying with audiences long after the credits roll.

“La La Land” doesn’t just pay homage to classic Hollywood musicals; it reinvents them. It’s a cinematic homage that appeals to nostalgia and modern sensibilities, creating a unique and captivating experience.

Overall, “La La Land” stands out as a cinematic experience beyond visual spectacle and catchy tunes, leaving viewers with a lasting reflection on our choices and paths. It’s a film that stays with you, prompting you to consider your own dreams and the sacrifices you’re willing to make to achieve them.

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‘Desperate’ for Votes: Biden Expands Student Loan Forgiveness by $1.2 Billion

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced a new round of federal student loan debt forgiveness, in which almost 153,000 borrowers will have their loans forgiven at a cost of $1.2 billion to American taxpayers under what the White House has termed the SAVE program. Since Biden took office, he has now canceled over $131 billion of student loan debt. Experts say the policy, which will further deepen the over $34 trillion national debt, is a “desperate” attempt to garner the votes of young college students.

In a social media post on Wednesday, Biden indicated that his administration’s effort to cancel student loan debt is far from over, stating that “we’re pushing to relieve more.” As Penn Wharton estimated last July, the SAVE program is projected to cost “$475 billion over the 10-year budget window.”

The administration’s latest announcement is further proof that Biden is undeterred by the Supreme Court’s decision last June which struck down the administration’s plan to cancel up to $400 billion in student loans held by as many as 43 million people, finding that the HEROS Act of 2003 did not give the Secretary of Education the authority to forgive student loans, as the administration tried to claim. Following the decision, Biden stated, “I will stop at nothing to find other ways” to cancel student loans. Last week, Biden further boasted of ignoring the nation’s highest court regarding student loan forgiveness. “The Supreme Court blocked it,” he said. “But that didn’t stop me.”

Legal experts say that Biden’s latest loan cancellation is unconstitutional. “Despite the Supreme Court clearly saying that under our constitution the president cannot rewrite our nation’s laws, President Biden continues to do just that,” Karen Harned, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Responsibility, told National Review. “With this latest Executive Order forgiving over $1 billion in student loans, the President is once again breaking the law in a transparent attempt to garner votes.”

Observers are also noting that Biden’s policy clearly favors college graduates — one of the most privileged classes of Americans — over those who are less fortunate. “Per the Pew Research Center, there exists ‘a growing earnings gap between young college graduates and their counterparts without degrees,’ and that gap only ‘widened as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,’” wrote the editors at NRO on Thursday. “College graduates have better employment prospectsbetter health outcomes, and lower divorce rates than everyone else. Despite this, the federal government chose to spend around a quarter of a trillion dollars during the pandemic on an unnecessary pause in student-loan repayments. Now it wants to double that number with an amnesty?”

NRO’s Charles Cooke further pointed out that Biden’s student loan policy does not address the underlying issues that have caused Americans to amass billions in student loan debt. “This isn’t alms for the poor; it’s a brazen cash-grab by Joe Biden’s friends. … There’s no principle here; the debts owed by others remain untouched. There’s no reform here; the education system remains exactly as it was before this started.”

Others say that the move boils down to a frantic attempt by a president with historically low approval ratings to capture more votes in November’s election.

“President Biden knows how deeply unpopular he is with young voters and his base, and his student debt plan is a desperate attempt to win them back on the taxpayer’s dime,” Sentinel Action Fund President Jessica Anderson said Wednesday. “Biden hopes that wiping away some student loan debt will make voters forget that he is responsible for record-high inflation, rising food prices, and our stagnant economy. Americans won’t be fooled by Biden’s latest campaign stunt.”

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are echoing these sentiments. “He unilaterally is forgiving this debt, supposedly forgiving, which means he doesn’t care what the law says — Congress,” Rep. Keith Self (R-Texas) commented on “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Thursday. “He doesn’t care what the judiciary says — the Supreme Court. [A]nd yes, of course he’s buying votes. But the rest of the taxpayers, there is no forgiveness [for them]. Someone is going to pay these loans back, and now it’s going to be you, the taxpayer.”

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