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

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

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

QUESTION: Why do they want to defund our police?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does it still exist in Joe Biden’s America?

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

[ … ]

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

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

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

Read the full article.

Here are some tweets by Democrats on defunding the police:

The Bottom Line

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have given you fair warning. Elections have consequences.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Republicans Snag Over 1 Million Voters From Dems In Past Year: AP

Over 1 million U.S. voters in 43 states have fled the Democratic Party since 2021 and registered as Republicans, according to a new report.

Republicans have gained major ground in suburban counties, according to the voter registration data examined by The Associated Press, as well as “in virtually every region of the country.” The findings come almost four months before the midterm elections in November, which a bipartisan swath of pundits has deemed a probable “red wave” in part due to messaging failures among the left.

“While Democrats may see a slight enthusiasm bump following the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion, it’s highly unlikely they’ll be able to sustain that for the next five months,” Andy Surabian, a Republican strategist, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Data for roughly 1.7 million voters who switched political parties was analyzed by the AP. The data, which according to the outlet comes from the political firm L2, reportedly shows that around two-thirds of the 1.7 million voters became Republicans — while only about 630,000 voters became Democrats.

Biden’s support in the suburbs has been widely credited as the reason for his success in the 2020 presidential election. While these areas “have tended to show a net advantage to Republicans,” Biden “registered a net Democratic advantage for the first time since Barack Obama’s victory in 2008,” Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank, said in a November 2020 report.

However, suburban counties near large cities like Denver, Atlanta and Pittsburgh, as well as near smaller cities like Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Des Moines, Iowa, have garnered Republican support, the AP reported.

“Biden and Democrats are woefully out of touch with the American people, and that’s why voters are flocking to the Republican Party in droves,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel told the AP.

The data showing more registered Republicans comes after Democrats lost in droves across states last fall. In Virginia, Republicans swept statewide, notably taking the gubernatorial race with the election of Glenn Youngkin.

Republicans also won big recently in Texas, where Mayra Flores flipped a blue district in June with the support of Latino voters. The Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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GABE KAMINSKY

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DONKEYPOX: The Real Disease That’s Killing Americans

It is time to understand who is really killing Americans.


We recently read an article titled, “Blockbuster Report: Soros Spent Over $40 Million To Install Pro-Crime District Attorneys And Unleash Violent Criminals Endangering Communities.

The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund’sJustice For Sale Report” reveals how the left put pro-Black Lives Matter district attorneys and state attorneys in power across the country to let criminals off the hook and endanger communities in the name of “racial justice”

According to the Justice For Sale Report:

The U.S. currently has 75 George Soros-backed prosecutors overseeing half of America’s 50 most populous cities, according to a new report from the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF).

Traditionally, elections for district attorney have been quiet affairs,” reads LELDF’s report. “That changed recently as millions of campaign dollars have flowed into these down ballot contests.

FINDINGS:

The US currently has at least 75 Soros-Backed social justice prosecutors, supported through campaign dollars and/or Soros-funded progressive infrastructure groups.
These 75 prosecutors represent more than1 in 5 Americans or more than 72 million people, including half of America’s 50 most populous cities and counties.
From 2018 to 2021, Soros spent$13 million on just 10 prosecutors’ races, where his organizations were by far the biggest spender in the race and comprised the majority of the progressive candidate’s campaign spending – as much as 90% in some cases.
To date, Soros has spent more than$40 million on direct campaign spending over the past decade to elect prosecutors.
Soros uses a series of shell organizations, affiliates, and pass-through committees to steer contributions to both candidates and his robust support network for progressive prosecutors, which provide gravitas and
perks to preferred prosecutors.

Here are some related articles about how Soros and Democrats are more interested in freeing criminals than protecting American citizens from crime and criminals:

Since the inauguration of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 hundred of thousands of Americans have died.

We looked at how many Americans have died since January 20, 2021 and here’s what we have found.

  1. COVID-19: Statista reports that as of June 7th, 2022 the United States is the country with the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths. There have been 1,033,830 deaths due to Covid. Deaths attributed to COVID-19 accounted for 72.4% of U.S. excess deaths. Click here for the death rate per 100,000 by state as of June 1st, 2022.
  2. Deaths: JAMA Network reported Between March 1, 2020, and January 2, 2021, the U.S. experienced 2, 801, 439 deaths, 22.9% more than expected, representing 522, 368 excess deaths (Table).
  3. Deaths of Minorities: JAMA Network reported The excess death rate was higher among non-Hispanic Black (208.4 deaths per 100 000) than non-Hispanic White or Hispanic populations (157.0 and 139.8 deaths per 100 000, respectively); these groups accounted for 16.9%, 61.1%, and 16.7% of excess deaths, respectively. The US experienced 4 surge patterns: in New England and the Northeast, excess deaths surged in the spring; in the Southeast and Southwest, in the summer and early winter; in the Plains, Rocky Mountains, and far West, primarily in early winter; and in the Great Lakes, bimodally, in the spring and early winter (Figure).
  4. Deaths by State: JAMA Network reported excess deaths were increasing in all regions at the end of 2020. The 10 states with the highest per capita rate of excess deaths were Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Ohio. New York experienced the largest relative increase in all-cause mortality (38.1%).
  5. Mass Shootings 2021: The New York Times reported that the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as one with four or more people injured or killed, not including the perpetrator, counted more than 600 such shootings in 2020, compared with 417 in 2019. That carnage has continued into 2021, with hundreds of shootings so far this year. The archive, a nonprofit organization, has counted 25 mass murders, which it defines as four or more people killed, in 2021 as of mid-November. In 2021 the number of mass shooting in the United States were: Essex, MD 4 killed; Boone, NC 4 killed; Rock Hill, SC 6 killed; Atlanta, GA 8 killed; Allen, TX 4 killed; Muskogee, OK 6 killed; Indianapolis, IN 17 killed from April 15th to January 24th; Chicago, IL 5 killed; Boulder, CO 10 killed; Colorado Springs, CO 6 killed; San Jose, CA 9 killed; Orange, CA 4 killed. Additionally, BallotPedia reported: :  November 23, 2021 in Harvey, Illinois While students were leaving Thornton High School for the day, a person in a vehicle driving by exchanged gunfire with a student. No one was injured. [4]; October 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois Shots were fired during a fight outside Jose de Diego Community Academy. No one was injured in the gunfire. [5]October 13, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois Shots fired from a passing vehicle at a pedestrian struck James McDade Classical School, breaking one window. No one was injured. [6] ; October 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois Shots were fired at the exterior doors of Wendell Phillips Academy High School as they were opened to let students out for the day. A security guard and a 14-year-old girl were injured. [7]September 23, 2021 in Joliet, Illinois A window at the St. Paul School was shot out during an exchange of gunfire between two moving vehicles. Although classes were in session at the time, the students were in the basement and no injuries were reported. [8]September 15, 2021 in Champaign, Illinois Police responded to reports of shots fired on a field between Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High School. On arriving, they found 13 spent cases but no evidence that anyone had been injured. [9] ; August 22, 2021 in Rockford, Illinois A 13-year-old boy was shot during a fist fight in the parking lot of West Middle School. He was expected to survive as of the day after the shooting. A 17-year-old was taken into custody. [10]June 1, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois A 17-year-old boy fired shots into a crowd outside Lincoln Park High School and grazed another 17-year-old boy’s arm. There were no other injuries. [11]January 10, 2021 in Springfield, Illinois A 16-year-old girl practicing driving in the parking lot of Southeast High School and a 20-year-old woman who was in the car with her were shot and injured. There were no fatalities. [12]
  6. Mass Shootings 2022: The Washington Post reported over 200 mass shootings in 2022 to date. There have already been more than 240 mass shootings this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Thirty-three have taken place since a rampage at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex., left 19 children and two teachers dead on May 24. Just this past weekend, mass shootings in multiple cities killed 11 and wounded more than 60. Mass shootings, where four or more people — not including the shooter — are injured or killed, have averaged more than one per day so far this year. Not a single week in 2022 has passed without at least four mass shootings. Additionally, BallotPedia reported: May 17, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois A gun in an 8-year-old student’s backpack at Disney Magnet School went off, injuring another student. The boy had found the loaded gun under his mother’s bed.[1]March 29, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois Shots fired from a vehicle driving by hit Thomas A. Hendricks Community School. Although no one on campus was injured, a passenger in another car was struck by the gunfire.[2]January 4, 2022 in Rockford, Illinois Two 17-year-old students at Auburn High School were shot while sitting in a car in the school parking lot. Both were expected to survive at the time of the shooting. Three suspects were later taken into custody.[3]

The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) prepared this MASS SHOOTINGS IN 2022 information:

Incident ID Incident Datesort ascending State City Or County Address # Killed # Injured Operations
2321440 June 5, 2022 Arizona Mesa 1457 W Southern Ave 2 2
2321693 June 5, 2022 Michigan Grand Rapids Pearl St NW and Ottawa Ave NW 1 3
2322804 June 5, 2022 South Carolina Andrews County Line Rd 0 5
2321772 June 5, 2022 Michigan Saginaw 300 block of S 11th St 3 2
2321532 June 5, 2022 Tennessee Chattanooga 2125 McCallie Ave 2 12
2321193 June 4, 2022 Michigan Ecorse 3800 block of W Jefferson Ave 0 4
2321593 June 4, 2022 South Carolina Summerton 4193 St Paul Rd 1 7
2321500 June 4, 2022 Georgia Macon 300 Block of Jones Ave 1 3
2320673 June 4, 2022 Texas El Paso (Socorro) 10851 Thunder Rd 0 5
2321266 June 4, 2022 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 200 block of South St 3 12
2320618 June 4, 2022 Arizona Phoenix N 10th Ave and W Hatcher Rd 1 8
2321698 June 4, 2022 New York Hempstead 77 Terrace Ave 1 3
2320862 June 3, 2022 Nebraska Omaha 2931 T St 1 3
2320361 June 3, 2022 Virginia Chester 10960 block of Stepney Rd 1 5
2318310 June 1, 2022 Oklahoma Tulsa 6161 S Yale Ave 5 0
2318046 May 31, 2022 Texas Waco 1900 block of Preston St 0 4
2317016 May 30, 2022 South Carolina Charleston America St and South St 0 10
2316616 May 30, 2022 Michigan Benton Harbor 999 Pipestone St 1 6
2315903 May 30, 2022 Pennsylvania Philadelphia N Delaware Ave and E Tioga St 2 2
2315150 May 29, 2022 Oklahoma Taft 104 Elm St 1 7
2315333 May 29, 2022 California Merced Cowden Ave 1 3
2315892 May 29, 2022 Illinois Chicago 4400 block of W Walton St 1 4
2316364 May 29, 2022 Texas Houston 11654 Walnut Dale Ct 0 4
2315605 May 29, 2022 Arizona Phoenix N 58th St and W Windsor Ave 1 5
2315361 May 29, 2022 Nevada Henderson I-11 and Horizon Dr 0 7
Incident ID Incident Datesort ascending State City Or County Address # Killed # Injured Operations
2315074 May 29, 2022 Illinois Chicago 800 block of S Karlov Ave 0 5
2314991 May 28, 2022 Tennessee Chattanooga 100 block of Cherry St 0 6
2315338 May 28, 2022 California Fresno 2233 N 1st St 1 3
2315417 May 28, 2022 Florida Malabar 2500 block of Billie Ln 0 4
2315190 May 28, 2022 Colorado Colorado Springs 3800 block of E Pikes Pike Ave 1 3
2314951 May 28, 2022 Tennessee Memphis Chelsea Ave and Peres Ave 0 4
2313988 May 27, 2022 Alabama Anniston 1204 Front St 0 6
2313970 May 27, 2022 Michigan Stanwood 10711 185th Ave 4 1
2312678 May 25, 2022 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 3500 block of Fairmount Ave 0 4
2310278 May 24, 2022 Texas Uvalde 715 Old Carrizo Rd 22 17
2309711 May 23, 2022 South Carolina North Charleston 7550 Dorchester Rd 0 5
2311123 May 23, 2022 Ohio Cleveland 1032 Hartley Rd 0 5
2308096 May 21, 2022 Indiana Goshen 1204 Rosemare Ct 2 3
2308395 May 21, 2022 Washington Tacoma S Yakima Ave and S 56th St 0 4
2307631 May 20, 2022 Florida Kissimmee 2331 Old Dixie Hwy 1 3
2308017 May 20, 2022 California Highland 3606 Highland Ave 1 8
2307813 May 20, 2022 Louisiana New Orleans St. Claude Ave and Forstall St 1 3
2307044 May 19, 2022 Illinois Chicago 800 block of N State St 2 7
2306277 May 18, 2022 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1500 block of Bouvier St 0 5
2305208 May 17, 2022 California Palo Alto (East Palo Alto) 2500 block of Fordham St 1 3
2302847 May 15, 2022 California Laguna Woods 24301 El Toro Rd 1 5
2303130 May 15, 2022 North Carolina Winston Salem (Winston-salem) 2000 block of 25th St 0 7
2304029 May 15, 2022 North Carolina Elizabeth City 901 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr 0 4
2302740 May 15, 2022 Texas Houston 8729 Airline Dr 2 3
2303337 May 15, 2022 Texas Amarillo 1003 N Fillmore St 1 4
Incident ID Incident Datesort ascending State City Or County Address # Killed # Injured Operations
2301751 May 14, 2022 New York Buffalo 1275 Jefferson Ave 10 3
2301494 May 13, 2022 Wisconsin Milwaukee Water St and Juneau Ave 0 17
2300713 May 12, 2022 Arkansas Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs) 134 Convention Blvd 1 4
2299660 May 11, 2022 Illinois Chicago 6800 block of S Ashland Ave 0 4
2299126 May 11, 2022 Indiana Indianapolis 701 Canal Walk 0 4
2299793 May 11, 2022 Missouri Saint Louis 5000 block of N Kingshighway Blvd 1 3
2300830 May 11, 2022 New Jersey Paterson 36 Essex St 1 4
2298872 May 10, 2022 Maryland Baltimore 2800 block of Boarman Ave 0 5
2298836 May 10, 2022 Illinois Chicago 4800 block of S Ada St 1 4
2299407 May 10, 2022 Illinois Chicago 6400 block of S Richards Dr 0 6
2298519 May 10, 2022 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Allegheny Ave and G St 0 4
2298591 May 10, 2022 Maryland Baltimore 700 block of N Rose St 1 3
2299176 May 10, 2022 Texas Brookshire Purdy and 4th St 1 3
2297823 May 9, 2022 Michigan Detroit 12600 block of McCoy Cir 0 4
2298092 May 9, 2022 Alabama Tuscaloosa 4420 21st St 0 5
2297261 May 8, 2022 Georgia Clarkston 6500 block of Old Hampton Dr 3 3
2296191 May 7, 2022 Kentucky Lexington 1560 LaSalle Rd 2 3
2296808 May 7, 2022 Texas Garland 800 block of Magnolia Dr 2 2
2296224 May 7, 2022 Florida Miami NW 37th St and NW 32nd Ave 0 4
2296037 May 6, 2022 Louisiana New Orleans 4800 block of Alcee Fortier Blvd 2 4
2296064 May 5, 2022 Washington Sunnyside 613 S 6th St 0 5
2293603 May 3, 2022 Louisiana Baton Rouge 2100 block of North 39th St 0 5
2294515 May 3, 2022 Kansas Cowley (county) N/A 0 4
2294477 May 3, 2022 Texas Beaumont 3580 S Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy 0 5
2291712 May 1, 2022 Louisiana Lafayette 500 Jefferson St 0 12

Click here to view the entire 10 page list of MASS SHOOTINGS IN 2022.

The Bottom Line

Biden and the Biden administration including the FBI, DOJ, DHS and other agencies have been in office during all of these murders.

So whose responsible? The criminals or their guns? We suggest that we are now experiencing a wave of criminality that began on January 20th, 2021 and is continuing to this day across America.

America is suffering from the very deadly Donkey Pox.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Media Accuses Indians of Racism for Opposing Black Lives Matter

A prolonged American Prospect whine about GOP community outreach centers in minority communities, especially the Lumbee tribe in North Carolina, includes this contrast.

 The ad recounted the 1958 Battle of Hayes Pond, where a Lumbee contingent of 400 chased off a Ku Klux Klan rally…

In June 2020, a small Black Lives Matter protest took to the streets, beginning from the UNC Pembroke campus. Estimates put the march’s attendance at around 150 people, demonstrating, as thousands of American towns did, against police violence. The march didn’t get far before it was set upon by an armed and agitated Lumbee counterprotest, 300 strong, “probably more than that,” said the Rev. Tyrone Watson, president of the Robeson NAACP, who was among the demonstrators. “They had automatic rifles and handguns. It was something that you would see in the ’50s.” In a cruel inversion of the Battle of Hayes Pond, the protesters were pelted with bottles and rocks, menaced with knives and guns by Native counterprotesters beneath a large Trump flag.

It’s not an inversion, but a repetition.

When the Lumbees fought off white supremacists, they were cheered, but when they fight off black supremacists, suddenly they’re the bad guys.

Tyrone Watson tries to depict an Indian tribe defending itself against black supremacists as somehow comparable to Bull Connor. But that’s how supremacists think.

The encounter led to a series of angry media attacks like this one.

Reckoning With Anti-Blackness in Indian Country – The New Republic

Won’t someone those Indians to kneel when a black supremacist marches by.

The Lumbees were cheered for opposing one set of racists, but jeered for opposing another bunch of racists whose supremacism and bigotry are in vogue.  And the Indians are being compared to the KKK.

As the protesters approached a shopping plaza anchored by a Maxway discount store, they were outnumbered by counter-protesters. A crowd of mostly Native Americans threw whatever they had on hand. One man had a knife, and another carried a military-style rifle slung over his shoulder. A large flag in support of then-President Donald Trump flew from the back of a pickup truck.

Watson, 52, immediately thought of the Ku Klux Klan.

“Instead of KKK signs,” he said, “they were Trump signs.”

When you hate everyone, maybe you’re the problem.

Watson… has navigated a world where he says black people endure racism from two fronts: the whites and the Indians.

If you’re Indian and vote Republican, the media and its black supremacist allies will call you the new KKK.

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Hidin’ Biden: 112 days and counting since Biden’s last TV interview

If you supported him, would you put him in front of a camera ? What Leftists have done to America is in full international view. Now the White House is in panic mode and is “hidin’ Biden.” Has America become as decrepit as its putative leader? We can still hope that all this will be only temporarily.

“Hidin” Biden: The 16 long weeks since Biden’s last TV interview

The Hill, June 1, 2022:

It’s now been 16 weeks since President Biden sat down for a one-on-one interview, with the last one occurring before the Super Bowl in the dead of winter.

You read that correctly: 112 days have passed since Joe Biden faced questions outside of the rare press conference or press scrum. Such a format doesn’t leave much room for follow-up questions or pressing on certain points when this president makes a misleading or curious statement — statements that seemingly always need to be clarified or cleaned up not long after being uttered.

So much has changed in those 16 weeks since Biden engaged in such a format….

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New ‘domestic terrorism’ bill supposedly targets white supremacists and neo-Nazis

The problem with this bill is that it is increasingly common for Leftists, including high-level members of the political and media establishment, to call all those who oppose the Leftist agenda “white supremacists” and “neo-Nazis,” including law-abiding Americans who abhor racism and fascism and are simply standing against Communist indoctrination, transgender delusions, and other lies foisted upon us from above these days.

Domestic Terrorism Bill Targets White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis

by Ellen M. Gilmer, Bloomberg, May 18, 2022:

Three federal agencies would be tasked with rooting out domestic terrorism threats within the government and across the US under a bill slated for a House vote Wednesday.

The measure (H.R. 350) would authorize domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and the FBI. It would also require officials to assess White supremacist and neo-Nazi threats in the US and inside agencies.

The May 14 mass shooting of mostly Black victims at a Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store prompted renewed urgency for passing the bill after lawmakers scrapped plans for a floor vote last month.

Similar legislation (S. 963) is pending in the Senate but may face challenges if Republicans in that chamber take up their House colleagues’ complaints that the bill would allow federal officials to target everyday people as potential threats for speaking out about issues such as Covid-19 and school policies. Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the bill’s sponsor, said Monday that his panel will hold a hearing on the bill.

House bill sponsor Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) acknowledged that Republicans’ complaints about potential federal overreach have weighed heavily in the House but said Democrats would try to return focus to the bill’s purpose does during floor debate….

The House bill has also created friction on the left, with some groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, lauding it as a way to counter domestic terrorism without profiling racial and religious minorities. The [Hamas-linked — ed.] Council on American-Islamic Relations and others argued last month that agencies would inevitably use new authorities to target marginalized communities.

Bill supporters aimed to address those concerns this week through an amendment that tweaked the definition of domestic terrorism and added a section on First Amendment protections. CAIR, Defending Rights & Dissent, and other groups on Monday said they appreciated the changes and would no longer push lawmakers to vote no….

DOJ, DHS, and the FBI already have teams that investigate domestic terrorism. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the three agencies would need more than 100 new analysts, agents, lawyers, and support staff to address the bill’s requirements.

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Elon Musk Calls Democrats ‘The Party Of Division And Hate’

Elon Musk tore into the Democratic Party in a Wednesday tweet calling them the party of “division and hate.”

“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk said. “But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”

The multibillionaire said he will vote Republican for likely the first time in his life in the 2022 midterm election after overwhelmingly voting Democrat in the past. He said the Democratic Party is controlled by unions and trial lawyers.

“I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said during a Tuesday “All-In” podcast. “Now this election, I will.”

“It definitely feels like this is not right,” Musk added. “The issue here is that the Democratic Party is overly controlled by the unions and by trial lawyers, particularly class-action lawyers. … In the case of Biden, he is simply too much captured by the unions, which was not the case with Obama.”

Liberal media pundits and Democratic lawmakers have warned of the supposed dangers of Musk’s vow to foster free speech on Twitter in the midst of his $44.3 billion takeover. MSNBC host Joy Reid previously accused the Tesla CEO in a April 26 segment of “The ReidOut” of wanting the “old South Africa of the ’80s” back, in reference to the Apartheid.

“There was a time when people had the double hashtags around their names because they were Jewish and right-wingers were saying ‘get in the oven’ anytime you made any benign comment on Twitter,” Reid said. “They attacked women, the misogyny was crazy on Twitter for a while. Elon Musk, I guess he misses the old South Africa in the ’80s, he wants that back.”

Musk trolled Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after claiming she has to “collectively stress” about an increase in hate crimes due to his takeover. Musk responded, “stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”

Liberals have not taken kindly to Musk vowing to allow former President Donald Trump return to the platform when he officially takes over the social media company. Then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration is determined to prevent platforms from spreading disinformation at a May 10 briefing.

Musk has been highly critical of the left, recently stating “the far left hates everyone, themselves included,” noting that he does not support the far-right either.

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said Musk’s Twitter takeover will lead him to seek “freedom from accountability” in an April 24 tweet.

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Only Internet Fascism Can Save Democracy

Won’t someone save democracy from the people?

Free speech on the internet endangers democracy, Barack Obama told Stanford University.

The widely hailed speech at Big Tech’s favorite university claimed that autocrats are “subverting democracy” and that democracies have “grown dangerously complacent.” In the slow parade of teleprompter clichés he even  warned that “too often we’ve taken freedom for granted.”

To Obama, the threat to democracy doesn’t come from government power, but the lack of it.

“You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage. You just have to raise enough questions, spread enough dirt, plant enough conspiracy theorizing that citizens no longer know what to believe. Once they lose trust in their leaders, in mainstream media, in political institutions, in each other, in the possibility of truth, the game’s won,” he summed up.

Like every Obama speech, “Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm” didn’t offer anything new, just a distillation of familiar talking points and misplaced assumptions.

The assumption at the heart of Obama’s speech and that of the range of arguments depicting free speech as a cultural and national threat is that the purpose of discourse is state power.

Obama, like many post-liberal lefty critics of free speech, reduces speech to its social impact and its social impact to its political impact. This holistic integration is so fundamental to Marxists and many lefties that they don’t even think twice about the idea that everything we do is reducible to a move on the great abacus of social justice. The food you eat, the car you buy, and the words you say have the potential to either save or damn the planet and humanity.

This quasi-religious conception of mass social mobilization pervades American society. It’s the precondition for wokeness because the only possible moral justification for terrorizing random people on social media is the conviction that governance isn’t political, it’s social, and that the only way to avert climate change and social inequality is by controlling what everyone believes.

Wokeness collapses the distinction between the private and public spheres, and between government and individuals. In a national social crisis, the only conceptual framework through which the Left ever really governs, there’s no time for such liberal niceties as private spheres.

Obama’s speech neatly illustrates the fascism at the heart of this panopticon political project.

Introduce disagreement and you “raise enough questions” that people “no longer know what to believe” and then “lose trust in their leaders”, “mainstream media” and even “truth”. Stripped of all the Brookings Institute globalist prose, what Obama is really saying is that individual disagreement undermines the state. And that truth is dependent on public faith in the state.

This is a value system utterly at odds with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, one which envisions an intimate link between individual speech and state authority that would have horrified King George III, but absolutely delighted Hitler or Stalin.

It assumes that there can be no other legitimate points of view other than the official one and that there should be no leaders except those who share them. Limiting the range of opinions is necessary to protect state power because there is no distinction between them and the state.

Or as a certain Austrian artist once put it, “One people, One state, One leader”.

When he was promoting his last book two years ago, Obama made the same arguments. “If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work.”

The assumption that the democratic process leads to truth rather than choice, absolute rightness rather than people power, is an undemocratic paradigm. Its inevitable conclusion becomes that of Obama, that democracy must be protected by controlling the people.

Not only elections, but ideas, are too important to be left to the public.

Obama doesn’t want a marketplace of ideas because people might get the wrong idea and vote him and his political allies out of office. The explicit goal of internet censorship is to control election outcomes by filtering what information the public is able to access.

Like the provenance of a certain Delaware artist’s laptop.

Narrowing the range of acceptable information in order to narrow the range of acceptable opinions, candidates and political systems is the first fundamental trick of tyrannies. It takes a certain chutzpah and a stock of Orwellian buzzwords to redefine that as protecting democracy.

Obama complains, “China’s built a great firewall around the Internet, turning it into a vehicle for domestic indoctrination” and proposes a democratic firewall around the internet under a “regulatory structure” to be designed with “communities of color” to slow “the spread of harmful content.” The democratic people of color firewall will be so much better than China’s firewall.

Pro-censorship elites have the same assumptions as China about the interaction between speech, society, and the state which is why they, like Obama, arrive at the same conclusions. They can dress up those conclusions in buzzwords about “democracy” and “people of color”, but those are differences of style, not substance. The trains all end up at the same station.

Obama speaks about “bugs” in the Constitution. While he is always happy to critique America, the particular totalitarian bug here is deeply embedded into the leftist worldview which denies that people have individual agency, insists that everyone is a prisoner of their social context, and contends that the purpose of the society and the state is an enlightened intertwining. The bug, which is really more of a feature, directly leads to the same outcome as in China or Stanford.

A free society requires healthy breathing spaces between politics and life. The difference between a politicized society and a tyranny is only time. The question at the heart of this debate is “What is discourse for” which is really the question of, “What are people here for?” To believe, as the Left does, that people primarily exist as vehicles for political change is to enslave them.

That’s why every leftist revolution invariably slides toward tyranny along the same worn tracks.

The Founding Fathers believed that people would self-define their purposes. That was why America’s revolution uniquely led to freedom and why leftist revolutions lead to tyranny.

America defined freedom as individual power while lefties define it by the power of the state.

Obama is simply replaying what happens when liberation is treated as a collective enterprise, a journey toward rather than from, that can only be achieved collectively, through the exercise of state power rather than individually through personal choices. The internet, once individualistic, has become collective, and social media, the ultimate embodiment of that collectivism, has become the battleground between individualist expressers and collectivist censors.

AUTHOR

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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Americans Can’t Afford Gas, Congress Just Gave Itself a 21% Raise

The $1.5 trillion omnibus bill has plenty of inflationary spending, and the honorable members of the legislature didn’t leave themselves out.

As part of the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill released Wednesday, the $5.9 billion fiscal 2022 Legislative Branch funding portion would substantially boost the office budgets of House members to pay staff more…

This legislation would provide $774.4 million for the Members Representational Allowance, known as the MRA, which funds the House office budgets for lawmakers, including staffer salaries. This $134.4 million, or 21 percent, boost over the previous fiscal year marks the largest increase in the MRA appropriation since it was authorized in 1996, according to a bill summary by the House Appropriations Committee. For paid interns in member and leadership offices, the House would get $18.2 million.

It’s not technically a pay hike for congressmembers, but, in particular House members, are notorious for putting family members on the payroll. And for using staffers to run their errands and handle assorted personal projects for them.

In August, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced staffers’ salaries could exceed those of lawmakers. Members in both the House and Senate, with the exception of leadership, make an annual salary of $174,000. Staffers can make up to $199,300.

That’s convenient since it can act as a pay hike without the negative press.

MRAs tend to be between $1.2 and $1.4 million. A massive MRA increase has all sorts of political and potentially personal benefits. It’s also completely indefensible during an economic crisis.

House Dem leaders are cheering the disgusting pork sandwich as a victory for diversity.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), released the following statement this morning on the inclusion of a 21% increase in Member Representational Allowance (MRA) funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus legislation.

Leader Hoyer and Chair Jeffries have long advocated for this increase to the MRA in order to ensure that Members, leaders, and committees can attract and retain the best and brightest to help them serve the American people while promoting a more diverse workforce.

Is there any obscenity that can’t be justified in the name of diversity?

“We join in thanking Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Granger as well as the Members on the Appropriation Committee for producing a bipartisan omnibus package that includes this increase in office budgets so that Congressional staff pay can be a priority and enhance this institution’s ability to deliver For the People.”

For the People.

Ask not what Congress can do for you, ask what you can do for Congress.

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Have You Noticed How Political Satire Has Become Public Policy Under Biden?

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” ― George Orwell, 1984


Each and every day we wake up asking ourselves if Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is reading political satire columns on websites like The Babylon Bee and The Peoples Cube to get his next “Build Back Better” public policy idea.

Political satire is satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics and it has been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime.

Political satire is a very effective method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden.

Today the truth is not only being censored, it is being forbidden. Freedom of speech is not just under assault in America but globally. You see government has learned that the first thing it must do is first stifle its opponents and second disarm them. They use propaganda, myths and lies to demonize, marginalize and finally silence political opposition.

Today truth is what politicians say it is. Today political truth and public policy has morphed into political satire.

But who is laughing, them or us?

We have been following the policies of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. closely. It seems he’s America’s first Political-Satirist-In-Chief. But nobody but the Democrats, the legacy media and social media oligarchs are laughing.

BTW, who names their son Robinette, LOL?

Political Satire is the New Resistance

George Orwell, in his dystopian novel 1984 wrote, “The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

Are political satirists now taking the lead in telling the truth to make mankind happy? Or, are political satirists becoming the New Resistance?

Here’s a stark contrast between an actual U.S. Army recruitment video and a political satire U.S. Army recruitment video. Which is the truth?

THIS IS ONE IN A SERIES OF ACTUAL U.S. ARMY RECRUITMENT ADS – THIS VIDEO IS TITLED ‘EMMA’:

THIS BABYLON BEE POLITICAL SATIRE U.S. ARMY RECRUITMENT AD IS TITLED ‘SLAY QUEEN’:

Do you get the point now?

We believe that websites like The Babylon Bee and The Peoples Cube are taking the fight to those in power. We believe that their biting commentaries are taking its toll on the political elite and they don’t like it one damn bit.

What’s interesting is that Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, was an actor and comedian before his election. Volodymyr understands the power of language. He is a master of the “political punchline.” When Biden offered to fly Zelenskyy out of the Ukraine just before the Russian invasion he said, “I need bullets, not a ride!”

Watch:

This statement by Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become a motto that immediately went viral.  I need bullets, not a ride became bumper stickers, is printed on shirts and on posters.

Don’t tell me comedians and satirists don’t get it.

Political Satire and Public Policy

Let’s look at some recent articles on political satire sites and you answer this question: Is this satire that’s now public policy under the Biden administration.

The Peoples Cube

DoD’s Hashtag Command Center on High Alert

The Coronazis: A Superior Race of the Vaccinated

Biden declares 6th of January Bonfire Day

FDA approves Zyklon-B as Option for Vaccine-Hesitant

Revamped “Trans Siberian Orchestra” Makes Splash

The Magnificent Eight – now with Kyle Rittenhouse

The Babylon Bee

10 Not So Well-Known Side Effects Of The Vaccine

Biden Sells Alaska Back To Russia So We Can Start Drilling For Oil There Again

In Lieu Of Masks, Progressives To Just Wear Shirts Saying ‘I AM A GOOD PERSON’

Putin Receives Nobel Prize In Medicine For Ending COVID Pandemic

Media Says Spike In Myocarditis May Be Linked To Ukraine Crisis

So, after reading these political satire articles are your laughing, crying or both?

The Bottom Line

The reason we wrote this column is because of an article we published titled, “Biden’s FEMA: In case of a nuclear explosion ‘maintain social distancing’ and ‘wear a mask’.”

In the article we stated:

Just when you thought the Biden administration couldn’t get further down the Covid rabbit hole it digs deeper. Biden’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on February 25th, 2022 put out new guidance on what to do should America come under a nuclear attack.

The first scary thing is that FEMA wants us to be prepared for a nuclear attack. The second scary thing is how we should respond to it when we, like the Ukrainians, seek shelter from the nuclear attack.

FEMA warns that in case of a nuclear explosion:

“Try to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who are not part of your household. If possible, wear a mask if you’re sheltering with people who are not a part of your household.”

Many of our readers thought this article was political satire. We had to send them the link to the Ready.gov website on nuclear explosions which states:

Stay inside for 24 hours unless local authorities provide other instructions. Continue to practice social distancing by wearing a mask and by keeping a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who not part of your household.

So, are you laughing now?

Mark Twain wrote, “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

We contend that Biden’s political myths travel half way around the world thousands of times before we the people actually are told the truth.

Gird your loins because we have three more years of Biden’s lies, myths and political theatre.

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Democrats By Wide Margin Support Trudeau’s Move Against Truckers

Democrats widely support Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the “Freedom Convoy” protests, according to a Trafalgar Group poll released Tuesday.

A majority of respondents, 55.3%, said they disapprove of Trudeau’s handling of the protests, while 35.1% said they approve. When polling Democrats only, a whopping 65.7% said they approve of Trudeau’s handling while 17.2% said they disapprove.

Republicans offered a stark contrast, with 87.3% saying they disapprove and 8.1% saying they approve. Among those who offered no party affiliation, 74.4% disapprove.

The poll was conducted among 1,080 likely general election voters between Feb. 18 to Feb. 20. There was a 2.99% margin of error.

In an unprecedented move, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14. The move allowed him to take additional steps to quell the protests against mandates in Canada. With the invocation of the act, Trudeau said police would be given additional tools to strengthen their ability to impose fines or imprisonment on those who do not comply with orders.

The government could then ensure essential services are rendered, such as towing vehicles blocking roadways, while permitting financial institutions to regulate and prohibit the use of property to fund or support illegal blockades.

“This is not a peaceful protest,” Trudeau said. “The blockades are harming our economy and endangering public safety. This is hurting workers who rely on these jobs to feed their families.”

“I want to be very clear, the scope of these measures will be time limited, geographically targeted and reasonable and proportional to the threats they are meant to address. This is about keeping Canadians safe.”

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association publicly opposed Trudeau’s invocation, calling it a “threat” to democracy and civil liberties.

“The federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met,” the association said. “Emergency legislation should not be normalized. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.”

Since the invocation, dozens of protesters have been arrested. Some police officers on horseback were recorded trampling over protesters.

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The Joe Rogan affair is not about ‘misinformation’ but narrative control

Only time will tell if Rogan’s critics have the last laugh and see him gone completely.


Comedian Joe Rogan is the biggest name in podcasting. His show, the Joe Rogan Experience, attracts an estimated 11 million listeners per episode. Since 2020, Spotify has enjoyed an exclusive deal with JRE for an estimated US$100 million. With three to four episodes per week, each of which run for hours at a time, he has a lot of influence — and a lot to lose.

And don’t his detractors know it!

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” Neil Young wrote to his management team and record label last week. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.” Spotify sided with Rogan — and then removed Young’s catalogue from their service.

Young’s decision followed the release of an open letter, penned by a 270-strong “coalition of scientists, medical professionals, professors, and science communicators,” who called Rogan out for “misinformation” and “promoting baseless conspiracy theories”. They were particularly referring to his recent interviews with Drs Robert Malone and Peter McCullough.

(As it turns out, fewer than 100 of the signees were medical doctors, most of whom work at universities and do not practice medicine. The remainder included teachers, psychologists, engineers, podcasters, a dentist, and a vet.)

Others have since followed the lead of Rogan’s frontrunner critics. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell soon announced she would remove her music from Spotify, followed by guitarist Nils Lofgren.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there are rumours that the Foo Fighters, Barry Manilow, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “will be the next to walk”. Indeed, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement denouncing a “global misinformation crisis” and telling of their heroic efforts to hold Spotify accountable.

More recently, even the White House has urged Spotify to tighten the screws of censorship, first amendment be damned.

While Joe Rogan is a giant, he is certainly not uncancellable. And Spotify is no charitable organisation. Shareholders and company executives factor profits into any major decision — which may be why Spotify has already quietly cancelled over 40 past JRE episodes. They have also announced their decision to add a content advisory label to any podcasts that discuss Covid-19.

It may not end there. Only time will tell if Rogan’s critics have the last laugh and see him gone completely.

Just what is so threatening about this former UFC commentator and psychedelics enthusiast?

Decorated journalist Glenn Greenwald — whose centre-left libertarian outlook closely aligns with Rogan’s — minces no words on the controversy:

Censorship — once the province of the American Right during the heyday of the Moral Majority of the 1980s — now occurs in isolated instances in that faction. In modern-day American liberalism, however, censorship is a virtual religion. They simply cannot abide the idea that anyone who thinks differently or sees the world differently than they should be heard.

Warns Greenwald: the woke’s focus until recently was to “expand and distort the concept of ‘hate speech’ to mean ‘views that make us uncomfortable,’ and then demand that such ‘hateful’ views be prohibited on that basis.” Now, he says, their target is “misinformation” or “disinformation” — terms that “have no clear or concise meaning”. And the lack of definition is deliberate. “Like the term ‘terrorism,’ it is their elasticity that makes them so useful,” he writes.

To prove the point, Greenwald provides a laundry list of clear-as-day misinformation that outlets like CNN, NBC, The New York Times and The Atlantic have disseminated through the Trump era. He cites the Russiagate hoax, the bounties on the heads of US soldiers in Afghanistan hoax, and the Hunter Biden emails are Russian disinformation hoax, among many.

“Corporate outlets beloved by liberals are free to spout serious falsehoods without being deemed guilty of disinformation,” Greenwald notes, “and, because of that, do so routinely.”

It’s not Rogan’s alleged “misinformation” that worries these outlets. It’s their loss of control over the narrative being believed by the masses. They too have much to lose — and they are losing. Rogan’s stats dwarf the viewership of America’s popular cable news channels, even in primetime.

For further proof that “misinformation” is not Joe Rogan’s crime, consider that Neil Young previously released an entire album, The Monsanto Years (2015), which sowed major popular distrust towards genetically modified cropping.

Young released a short anti-GMO documentary, and he went on tour “amplifying misinformation about GMOs to large mainstream audiences”. He was also interviewed by Steven Colbert on The Late Show, where he warned of “the terrible diseases and all of the things that are happening” to people who eat genetically modified products.

To Joe Rogan’s credit, he released a nine-minute video via Spotify in which he graciously addresses his critics, admits various failings, and clarifies that he is no expert but enjoys hearing from experts across the ideological divide. His message would disarm all but the most dedicated censorship enthusiasts.

In the video, Rogan addresses the hot potato that is ‘misinformation’, and makes a good case for why his show deserves to stay up:

The problem I have with the term ‘misinformation’ — especially today — is that many of the things that we thought of as misinformation just a short while ago are now accepted as fact.

“Like for instance, eight months ago if you said, ‘If you get vaccinated you can still catch covid and you can still spread covid,’ you would be removed from social media. They would ban you from certain platforms. Now, that’s accepted as fact.

“If you said, ‘I don’t think cloth masks work,’ you would be banned from social media. Now that’s openly and repeatedly stated on CNN.

“If you said, ‘I think it’s possible that Covid-19 came from a lab,’ you would be banned from many social media platforms. Now that’s on the cover of Newsweek.”

Precisely. “Misinformation” is whatever the cultural imperialists decide it is at any given moment, until they change their mind or the truth catches up with them.

Rather than censoring him, Rogan’s critics would do well to listen to his podcast. By doing so, they may even learn what their future opinions will be.

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Kurt Mahlburg

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The Truth About Liberal Policies

Many thanks to Laser List member Jeff Walyus for this fantastic rhetorical approach.  I have found it enormously helpful on many occasions.


The truth about liberal policies is that they hurt people.  Let’s look at just the latest examples.

The New York Times made an astounding admission in November. Democrats run the show in Illinois, California, and New York, and have for decades, but blue states are doing worse than red states in many key respects: lack of affordable housing, disparities in education funding, rising economic inequality – all things liberals and Democrats profess to care about and for which they claim to have all the answers.  The New York Times was brutal in its assessment of blue state results:

… blue states are the problem.  Blue states are where the housing crisis is located.  Blue states are where the disparities in education funding are the most dramatic.  Blue states are the places where tens of thousands of homeless people are living on the streets.  Blue states are the places where economic inequality is increasing most quickly in this country.  This is not a problem of not doing well enough.  It is a situation where blue states are the problem.

Let’s take a closer look at one of those blue states, Washington, out on the Left Coast.  America’s schools are following in the footsteps of Seattle to indoctrinate students on racial equity. But Seattle’s efforts to teach racial equity and ethnic studies have been marked by animus, lies, and worsening results.  Academic achievement as measured by state test scores went down after instruction on “power and oppression” was emphasized over math in 2018.  Pass rates for whites and blacks both dropped.  The response of the schools?  More ethnic studies and less math.  Despite having equity programs for decades, Seattle schools had one of the worst black-white student achievement gaps in the nation, as of 2017.  Liberal policies did not make things better.  They made them worse.

Another admission comes from a liberal book author who worked on progressive causes in San Francisco.  Like other west coast cities, San Francisco adopted policies that enabled homelessness, drug dealing, and crime.  All the problems he set about to solve got worse, instead.  He pins the blame on the liberal mindset that labels people victims and makes excuses for their destructive behavior.  San Francisco is where Walgreens closed 15 stores because shoplifting there is so bad and the penalties for it have been reduced.  Do you suppose the people who walked to those stores for their prescriptions are better off now?

Liberals have pushed Child Tax Credits, food stamps, and super-sized Obamacare subsidies, but a recent report shows people can make more from these programs than from work.  These programs disincentivize work and allow people to stay home and not return to the work force.  Maybe, if you’re a Democrat politician, you like the idea of making people more dependent on government and, thus, on you.  But any normal person can see this is not a healthy development and it’s unsustainable.

Democrats want to massively increase federal spending on transportation which they view as systemically racist.  But more mass transit and fewer cars will hurt the poor.  A study found that cars provide urban households with better access to jobs and economic opportunities than other forms of transportation.  Cars reduce neighborhood poverty exposure by 3 to 4 percent.

Liberals love the teachers unions, but collective bargaining agreements for teachers produce worse outcomes for students, especially minority students.  Liberals also love rent control, but it’s well-known rent control produces housing shortages because it destroys the incentive to build new housing.

Rising homelessness.  Out-of-control shoplifting.  Worse educational outcomes.  Fewer economic opportunities.  Not only do liberal policies not work, they actually hurt people.  In their impulse to make a perfect world and end all human suffering, liberals end up making things worse.  This is why you should not support them, no matter how good they make things sound.  They might be good at dazzling rhetoric, but they’re terrible at good governance.  Which would you rather have?

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England Ends Mask and Vaccine Mandate, Czech Republic Does Too, But US Democrats WANT MORE HARSH MANDATES

England ends mask mandates, working from home and vaccine passports. But in many countries, draconian restrictions still apply. So we must continue to campaign to end the mandates, restrictions and vaccine passports in other countries.

 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ends mask and vaccine requirements in England

By Karen Curtis | WFTL January 19, 2022

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has scrapped his Covid-19 Plan B in England, no longer requiring face masks in school or working from home, signaling the beginning of the end of coronavirus.

Johnson also ended the use of Covid-19 passports.

Boris Johnson’s announcement followed a “welcome decrease” in the number of coronavirus infections throughout the UK.

“The numbers in intensive care not only remain low but are actually also falling.”

England will go to “Plan A”, on January 26th and the PM told the House of Commons that soon, self-isolation rules for people who test positive will be scrapped as well.

Will President Biden follow suit in the US? The president will speak today and take questions from the press about the COVID surge on this one year anniversary of his presidency.

England’s Covid Plan B restrictions including work-from-home guidance will be scrapped, the Prime Minister has announced.

Boris Johnson told MPs that people are no longer being asked to work from home and, from Thursday next week when Plan B measures lapse, mandatory Covid certification will end.

The Government will also no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere from next Thursday and they will be scrapped in classrooms from tomorrow.

The Prime Minister also confirmed the intention to end the legal requirement to self-isolate when the regulations expire on March 24 and said the Government may move that date forward. (The Independent)

And in the Czech Republic:

Meanwhile, in barking mad left-wing America:

England ends mask mandates, working from home and vaccine passports. But Democrat America wants harsher measures still, including taking away your children…

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VIDEO: Biden Isn’t Joe-King with Mandate

Attorneys general in 24 states sent a letter to President Biden yesterday, threatening legal action if he follows through on his threat to mandate private companies with more than 100 employees to require their employees either take the coronavirus vaccine, submit to weekly testing, or be fired. One of those attorneys general, Dave Yost of Ohio, explained further on “Washington Watch.”

“What the president said he wanted to do,” said Yost, “seems clearly beyond his authority.” President Biden plans to define coronavirus as an occupational safety hazard to be enforced by the Department of Labor, a step clearly outside the intended purpose of the law, the letter argued.

“Congress writes the laws, not the president. He doesn’t get to govern by dictate,” said Yost. “The difference between a democracy and a monarchy or a dictatorship is that in a democracy laws have to be written by a representative body, a congress or a parliament. In a monarchy or a dictatorship, one executive decides what the rules are and they enforce them. That is just fundamentally opposite our constitutional order.”

Not only is President Biden circumventing Congress’ authority to write laws, said Yost, but he is interfering with health issues which are properly considered “part of the police power that belongs to the states.” (Thus, to date, the CDC has issued only recommended guidelines, which state health departments have adopted, modified, or rejected. Mask mandates and lockdowns were widely issued by state governors, but the federal government only issued a mask mandate covering areas of federal jurisdiction, like federal property and air travel.)

Everyone, even the Biden administration, understands the president lacks the authority for such a mandate. “They know they don’t have the legal authority,” Yost explained, “but they do it knowing it’ll be in the courts forever.” President Biden’s strategy seems strikingly similar to one he employed only weeks ago, when he unilaterally extended an illegal moratorium on evictions, in direct violation of a Supreme Court ruling. Then, Biden admitted his action was illegal, but he was simply buying time for his policies. He said he sought the “ability to, if we have to appeal, to keep this going for a month at least. I hope longer.”

In striking down Biden’s eviction moratorium, the Supreme Court stated clearly that the Constitution “does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends.” They added, “we expect Congress to speak clearly when authorizing an agency to exercise powers of ‘vast economic and political significance.'” It seems President Biden is simply calculating he can force many businesses to comply with his diktat before the Supreme Court obliterates it.

Yost said the attorneys general would likely ask for a temporary restraining order — when the administration actually produces a regulation. “Right now, it’s not in effect.” (Some private companies have begun requiring vaccination as a condition of employment, but that is their own decision.)

The silver lining of President Biden’s brazen lawlessness is that it serves to highlight the checks and balances of America’s federal system. When you don’t live in a monarchy ruled by King Joseph the First. When 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue overreaches, it triggers a reaction across town at the Supreme Court. But it also triggers a larger wave of resistance from those governments outside the Washington beltway that actually listen to the American people.

COLUMN BY

Joshua Arnold

Media Coordinator. As media coordinator, Joshua serves under the Vice President of Communications in a number of ways, including coordinating interview requests, editing op-eds and press releases, and assisting in various capacities with the Washington Watch radio show.

Joshua hails from Clemson, South Carolina, where he was homeschooled with his five siblings. He graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and a special emphasis in American Politics and Policy. He later attended the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and graduated as valedictorian with a Master’s in Public Policy, emphasizing Economics and American Policy. Before joining Family Research Council, Joshua also worked for the National Pro-Life Alliance and parentalrights.org, as well as interning in the White House Office of Speechwriting.

Joshua is passionate about policy research and analysis, specifically about developing innovative solutions to the day’s greatest policy challenges from a biblical perspective. He enjoys participating in the life of his local church and exploring a variety of nerdy hobbies ranging from strategy board games to sci-fi television and book series.

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