Do Facts Really Matter?

Tuesday TruthNewsNetwork published an Op-Ed penned by Liz Peek. We share others’ writings from time to time to give our readers a perspective primarily on politics other than ours’. The title of our story yesterday that included Liz Peek’s Op-Ed is “Another Perspective From Another Writer: Diversity in Thought!” If you did not read that story, I recommend before moving forward here today, you take a few moments and go back and read it. (here’s a link to the story: https://truthnewsnet.org/11737-2/

I post on my Facebook page a short snippet of each day’s TruthNewsNetwork.org story with a link to the page. Yesterday was no different. One of my Facebook friends, Willie Sheppard, Jr., commented on the Op-Ed that we published. Willie Sheppard, Jr. is an African American who is native to South Louisiana, played football at Louisiana Tech University as a defensive back around the turn of the century. Willie lives in Florida now and is a businessman. He and his college sweetheart have a son who recently left Mandeville, Louisiana, where he had a stellar high school football career and is finishing his freshman season playing football at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

To be clear, Willie and I had a Louisiana Tech University connection of sorts. At the time he played, I was the Color Analyst on the Louisiana Tech Football Network. I “analyzed” Willie’s on-the-field play in the context of a football game. But, honestly, I can say our interactions were scarce. I am not certain, but I believe Willie played for the Arena Football Team, the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings a year or two before I bought the team.

Willie is a Democrat who, based on his Facebook page, is not fond of Donald Trump. From time to time, he comments on stories we publish about politics. Needless to say, he seldom is complimentary of Donald Trump: personally, professionally, and certainly not as President. Often people who read those Facebook posts and his comments are not very kind to Willie. But he always takes their responses in stride and is seldom mean or crude. I like that!

What you see below is Willie’s comment on my Facebook page in response to the Op-Ed Liz Peek wrote that I’m certain you read before starting this. Willie’s response to her Op-Ed illustrates much about the current state of American politics. I thought it would be good to discuss this post and analyze, at least in part, where our political environment is today.

Willie Sheppard, Jr.

(This comment is regarding the substance of Liz Peek’s Op-Ed; punctuation is Willie’s)

Lol. I tried to read it with an open mind as usual. She lost me at “nitwits”. I could return a few choice nicknames her way but when do we decide to be adults? Smh. She talks of “nastiness” then name calls. lol. I cannot make up this level of hypocrisy.
I used to think “they really don’t see it”. Now I believe that they do and simply don’t care. It’s all good though.  Since I was a young teen, one of my greatest pleasures has always been seeing bullies get theirs. That’s what we saw with this election and that’s what I’m enjoying with the people who are struggling with the results. You ignored a nasty bully that said any and everything he felt he was big and bad enough to say…Even applauded him for it. And the American people punched him in the eye and fired him.
He continues to act like the spoiled, entitled child he has been all his life, and now with him being 1-35 (The 76-77 Tampa Bay Bucs are shaking their head at that record) in post-election litigation, the courts are giving him the spankings he didn’t get in life and should have while the world watches and applauds. The man is spitting on our democracy and he said he would do it if this election didn’t go his way. It continues to not go his way and I’m invigorated by it all.
A couple of extra article-based comments:
-The audacity to think that a man who came into the White House after bragging about sexual assault…Making fun of handicap…. Calling the mothers of NFL players (ALSO AMERICANS) who were Peacefully Protesting “bit*hes” and dozens more egregious things should get some sort of applause when he does his job is beyond rational thinking to me.
– Please…please PLEASE Donald Trump(or any Trump run again in 2024. Make it easy for us.
-If that’s who conservatives want to be their voice, then this divide is here to stay because it shows that what I said above. Little is cared for in regards to truly bringing this country together. Not just the Conservative Americans but all Americans. The divide and almost gang-like mentality is wanted. That’s cool. I told you where the numbers are going regarding the 2 sides.
Have a great day. After the General Services Administration bittersweet announcement yesterday, I know I will.
Sweet because it’s going to hush some folks and we are finally going to get this thing rolling…Bitter because I was enjoying the public worldwide acknowledged spankings Donald J was receiving. Bullies almost always get theirs in the end.👊🏿

Comments

  • Willie’s level of hypocrisy drips from his Facebook response;
  • He “assumed” whoever he’s speaking of “really didn’t see IT,” without saying what “IT” is. Then another assumption, “They do (see it) and simply don’t care.” Wouldn’t it have been enlightening for us all to know what Willie was referencing? Maybe then an honest conversation could ensue. It’s hard to know what people think unless they tell us. My wife of 45-years proves that to me daily;
  • He enjoys seeing bullies get theirs. Willie perceives bullies to be of the conservative ilk and that no one that thinks politically like Willie is a bully. Oh, and there has NOT been any bullying from “their side.” I guess those with whom Willie identifies are all above bullying anyone, and only conservatives do that;
  • “People who are struggling with the results.” Willie missed the entire basis for the angst 75 million or so Americans have right now over this election. “It ain’t over, Willie!” No presidential election is over when the media declares someone a winner. There is NO “Office of the President-Elect” in the United States! NONE exists nor ever has. And NO ONE is elected until the electoral college meets in December. That’s what those Americans are struggling with: how can Democrats ignore the U.S. Constitution, the Rule of Law, and just declare their candidate the victor?
  • No one punched Donald Trump in the eye. Remember: one famous American said, “It ain’t over until it’s over.” If Willie thinks the ring official raised Joe’s hand in victory, it hasn’t happened;
  • How old were you, Willie, when you met Donald Trump? Where did you study his life? You haven’t! How do I know that: he did NOT live as a “spoiled, entitled child.” He worked his butt off in Queens growing up. Yes, his father helped him get started in his own business. The success after that point was instigated over a 50-year career by Donald Trump. If you’ve never started a business, it’s hard to relate to entrepreneurship. And anyone who claims to have an ability to factually label someone who has done so as being “spoiled and entitled” reveals only something about themselves;
  • Willie’s insults for what he describes as “sexual assault” and making fun of “handicap” is classless. Everyone reading this today knows the context in which those occurred. And if Willie expects anyone to believe that he has never said anything he regrets, he’s sorely mistaken. Regarding the “making fun of handicap” person has been disproven dozens of times. It’s just an easy talking point for liberals to use as a weapon against Trump. And they’re proficient at that;
  • Please, Willie, point to the speeches, the actions, the conversations in which President Obama, by more than just a talking point, did anything to bring this nation together. At the end of the Obama Administration, this nation was far more divided — and purposely so — than ever in my 63 years. And if anyone is so blind as to look at Trump’s accomplishments for people of color, women, Latinos, Asians, and all classes of white Americans and will still state what you did about division, they have no ability nor desire to reach any educated or objective conclusion. “Unity” is not a talking point for Mr. Trump as it was with Obama and is for Joe Biden. Biden has, during campaigning, sown far more seeds of divisiveness than he has of unity — even name-calling;
  • “Gang-like mentality?” You mean, like ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, rioting, looting, destruction of public and private property, terrorizing private citizens, destruction of historical monuments: you mean like that? Not many conservatives are guilty of that. There IS a Mob: the Leftist Mobsters whose chief weapon is to ignore their issues while screaming about others’;
  • By the way: the GSA doesn’t have the authority to declare anyone President, and they didn’t do so. Mr. Trump met with the head of the GSA and said he would go ahead and approve dollars and cents for Joe to prepare his transition.

Summary

When put in context with what we are facing today, Willie’s reply fits well in our political landscape: left v. right, liberal v. conservative, all fueled by anger and unwillingness to find consensus. Name-calling seldom achieves any consensus. Demeaning someone certainly will not. Pointing out differences for the sake of pointing out differences achieves nothing.

To move America down the road, we don’t need Joe Biden or Donald Trump. We don’t need Barack Obama or George W. Bush. We need today’s Americans to join together for one common goal: to find ways to work together to make this nation the best we possibly can.

Here’s the problem: there are too many people unwilling to lay aside differences to find consensus, swallow hard to join with others of different perspectives, and work together. And as long as there are Facebook posts like this one, as long as there are people who feel the only way to win is to not just defeat an opponent but to then stand over them and scream insults again and again, we will never be a united America.

One final note: I’ve reached out to Willie and invited him to join me on “TNN Live” today at 9 AM to discuss this Facebook post and this story. As of the writing of this (Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM) I’ve not heard from him. I won’t speculate at this point; I hope he joins me. Why don’t you tune in. at 9 AM Central just click on this link: https://www.elasticplayer.xyz/truthnews That will take you right to the show. It’s two hours, interactive with phone calls, and we discuss the very important matters of the day.

By the way, on our Wednesday show, we wade into the latest news and information about what’s happening in resolving these election results. There’s new information out there!

Another Perspective From Another Writer: Diversity in Thought!

From time to time we at TruthNewsNetwork publish editorials penned by others. Why do we do that? To give all our partners a glimpse at what other conservative Americans think about our issues of the day. And, believe it or not, sometimes these other conservatives have differing thoughts from those of us here at TruthNewsNetwork.

Such is the case today. An Op-Ed writer who many see published at FOX News online from time to time weighed-in with a look at the uproar surrounding our lives today at the hands of a really nasty and possibly disastrous 2020 presidential election. Liz Peek joins us today to give her version of this important chapter in our nation’s history that might possibly be the darkest chapter yet in election corruption.

Please know that what you see in this Op-Ed does not necessarily express the views of TruthNewsNetwork. This is Ms. Peek’s Op-Ed, and we respect her opinion.

Enjoy!

Liz Peek

According to a new Rasmussen Poll, 61% of Republicans think it is “very likely” that Democrats stole the election.

Really, why wouldn’t they?

For four years, Democrats and their handmaidens in the liberal media have lied their heads off, spinning false narratives aimed at undermining President Trump. Why would Trump supporters trust them now?

The Russian collusion story, which the president rightfully deemed a “hoax,” was the granddaddy of misinformation campaigns. It led to the appointment of a special counsel and an exhausting investigation that ensnared and ruined the lives of entirely blameless people like retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and his son.  As Rep. Gary Palmer, (R-AL) said, after the release of transcripts showed that Obama officials and Democrats knew they were peddling falsehoods, “It is now clear that Adam Schiff lied to his colleagues, that he lied to the media, and that he lied to the American public.” Congressman Schiff, (D-CA) wasn’t alone.

Democrats in the House impeached President Trump for pushing officials in Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s activities while he was our government’s point person in that nation. Little did we know how appropriate Trump’s request was. In recent weeks it has become clear that Joe’s son Hunter Biden did indeed participate in questionable activities in that corrupt country and that his father may have protected his interests.

Democrats and their media partners denigrated the president from day one, telling tall tales of nefarious self-dealing and portraying the Trump White House as dangerously unstable.

In 2018 the New York Times published to great fanfare the op-ed by “Anonymous,” in which the author claimed he was one of “many” high-level employees in the Trump “administration who are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” The Times claimed its author was a “senior official,” and implied that President Trump posed such a threat to the country that it simply had to break its long-standing rule against running anonymous pieces. Turned out, the author was Miles Taylor, who at the time served as deputy chief of staff to the secretary of DHS – in effect, a nobody.

Never once did the mainstream media applaud Trump’s many victories, like the return of hostages from abroad or trade concessions made by Beijing. His breakthrough diplomacy in the Middle East was greeted with a polite yawn.

The left-wing media joined Democrats like Michelle Obama in lying about Trump’s immigration program, claiming it was his White House that initiated the policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Oh, the lamentations over “children in cages,” until it turned out the worrisome photos were from 2014 and that it actually was the Obama administration that began the maligned practice.

So many lies, so much nastiness. But nothing – nothing – prepared Trump supporters for how powerfully the mainstream media, Twitter, and Facebook were to jump on the scale to ensure Biden’s victory.

No one could have imagined that a documented story about Hunter Biden’s shady dealings in Ukraine and China during the years that Joe Biden served as vice president would be banned – literally banned – on social media. It was impossible to foresee how all dissenting voices on COVID policy and practices, including from senior health experts, would be silenced in order to hurt Trump. Nobody expected that an unelected media magnate – Twitter’s Jack Dorsey – would control what President Trump could say to the public.

Trump supporters, cheered that 56% of the nation claimed they were better off than four years before, could not and do not believe that he could fail to win reelection. Unlike the Left, those folks understand why he was elected in 2016. They know it was because people were fed up with the elitist globalism of Barack Obama and liked the unabashedly pro-US message from an outsider candidate. They were sickened by the treacly excesses of political correctness and hungry for a president determined to protect them from terrorists, tighten our borders, and take on China.

Liberals have a very different idea about why President Trump was elected in 2016. Writing in Foreign Policy recently, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argued that “Trump built his political brand … by encouraging many Republican voters to see themselves as belonging to a shrinking white majority that can only maintain control of the commanding heights by undemocratic means.” These nitwits and others in the smug intelligentsia who so despise Trump and the people who voted for him do not understand that millions of Americans love their country, and want a president who shares that enthusiasm.

When Obama declared in 2008 that small-town Midwesterners “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them … as a way to explain their frustrations,” it wasn’t a “slip;” that’s how he feels.

Tens of millions of Americans have lost faith in our institutions, our media, and now in our elections. After months of Democrats rewriting the voting rules, extending deadlines, and pushing mail-in voting, only 44% of Republicans, a month before the election, thought the ballots would be “accurately cast and counted nationwide,” a record low. Those doubts are now fueling uncertainty about the election outcome – uncertainty encouraged by President Trump. Unhappily, there appear to be enough instances of vote irregularities to feed suspicions, but not enough to overturn the results.

Trump supporters will want the president to be their voice going forward. Whether he chooses to run again in 2024, or whether he is content to be a senior party influencer, Trump is not going away. But now, to maintain his powerful voice and leadership, he needs to concede. The Left is using his refusal to admit defeat as more proof that he is undermining our democracy. He cannot allow this to be his legacy; his presidency has been so much bigger than that.

Trump should confound the Left, as he has done on so many occasions, by calling off the shaky legal battles and by stepping aside. If only for now.

What Will Happen If The Current Vote Count Stands?

Let’s just imagine all of the challenges to the election turn up nothing that would justify an overturn of the results. That would mean on January 20th we’d be watching the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President. What will the Republicans do?

I’m not talking about what they might do on that day. Let’s think for a bit about what the next four years might look like. The 2020 election has provided fertile ground upon which Republicans can spend the next four years doing to Joe Biden what the Democrats did to Donald Trump and George W. Bush.

For four years, Democrats and their media allies trumpeted every claim, no matter how baseless or crazy, that Trump’s 2016 election win was illegitimate and fraudulent. Despite zero evidence that so much as a single vote was interfered with, Democrats peddled the hoax that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to elect Trump. Even after the Mueller investigation exonerated Trump and his campaign from the collusion scenario, Democrats, led by the shameless Adam Schiff, continued to allege collusion. Their simple goal was to undermine and delegitimize the Trump presidency. It clearly worked to the degree it appears that some voters turned their backs on Trump even as they voted Republican down-ballot.

As Biden’s razor-thin win in a handful of states that pushed him past the 270-electoral vote threshold needed to win the presidency, Trump and his allies claimed that voter fraud and other Democrat-led schemes stole the election. Unlike the bogus Russia bunk, however, there are documented voter fraud issues and other unexplained results that call into question the election. For example, one analysis found that Biden underperformed Hillary Clinton in every major city except, conveniently, Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Because of this and other election oddities, a significant chunk of voters don’t believe Biden actually won the election. He’ll now spend four years governing an America in which just under half of its citizens believe he wouldn’t have won had everything been done fairly and squarely.

Though he managed to get far more done than people give his team credit for, Trump governed under a dark cloud for most of his presidency. His team had to waste precious time and energy defending him against the Mueller investigation with its plethora of Democratic hitman lawyers and corrupt FBI personnel. The media aided this assault by running stories over the last four years based on anonymous sources, most of which ended up being false. That in itself did serve a purpose: it revealed that the current crop of journalists are not journalists at all. No president has had to undergo so thorough an investigation on such thinly-sourced claims. Trump may be lots of things, but he is as patriotic and faithful to America as any man who ever occupied the Oval Office.

Assuming Republicans can win one of the two Georgia runoff Senate seats, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. Senate. That means Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham will be able to continue their investigations into both the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign, transition and administration and, more problematic for Biden, the allegations against Biden family influence peddling in Ukraine, China and Russia. And Joe Biden today faces a felony warrant issued for him in Ukraine.

Democrats and the media will continue to ignore the growing evidence something improper occurred, especially given Tony Bobuliski’s unimpeachable statements. Regardless, there appears to be more evidence of possible wrongdoing than ever existed in support of the Russia collusion hoax. Should the smoke become fire in the coming year, Biden might find himself calling Trump for advice.

Finally, it seemed only yesterday that Democrats and their media sycophants were charging that Diebold voting machines had altered votes in favor of Republican candidates. As you may recall, the head of Diebold, Walden O’Dell, happened to be a Republican who donated to George W. Bush and other Republicans. The unproven allegations against Diebold were breathlessly reported in a who, what, when, and how tale so complicated only tin foil hat folks on the left-wing fringe could “understand” it. The punchline is John Kerry might have won Ohio and become president in 2004 after the Supreme Court intervened in the 2000 election for Bush, but the Diebold machines allegedly moved votes to Bush, which of course wasn’t true.

Fast-forward 15 years and instead of Diebold as the villain, we are now being flooded with stories about how Dominion voting machines switched or erased Trump votes in 2020. It just so happens that 96 percent of Dominion’s political donations have gone to Democrats. We know that the Dominion machines did flip at least one county’s votes in Michigan from Trump to Biden. Trump’s 73 million supporters will be speculating about whether similar flips occurred in other counties in other key battleground states, though thus far this is unproven. That MAY change before inauguration day.

The fact of the matter is Biden’s call for unity is like the kid in your class who lost every game, but always shouted “starting now” only after he was ahead. In the days since Biden asked Republicans to turn the other cheek, his old boss Barack Obama launched his book promotion by claiming that Trump only won in 2016 because too many Americans are racists. Obama followed that left hook to Main Street America by then denigrating Trump as a dictator despite the fact that it was Obama who arrested and investigated journalists during his presidency.

So, you see, according to Democrats, if not for the Supreme Court in 2000, fixed voting machines in 2004, and Russian interference in 2016, no Republican would have won the presidency since 1988. One legacy of Trump is he taught Republicans how to fight back. Thus, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Biden, if the current election results stand, will serve under a cloud of suspicion and feel the heat as investigators dig into every nook and cranny of his family’s life. If Republicans pick up the handful of seats they now need to take back the U.S. House in 2022, Biden and the Democrats will rue the day they made Schiff their attack dog.

Turnabout is fair play, especially in politics.

Saturday Bullet Points: November 21, 2020

I do not need to tell you this past week was hectic and full of all sorts of information — some true and much NOT true. It’s been insane to try to wade through it all and determine which is which. I think we have it.

Let’s catch up on the week’s most important items, some of which you certainly missed. We watch 24/7 for you. We’ll give you a sentence or two in each bullet point that describes the contents of a full story. If you want more details, just click on the link at the end of those two sentences. It takes you to the complete story to get all the facts you need.

Thanks for sharing our Bullet Points. Have a great weekend!

Bullet Points

  • Dominion Voting Systems is a company with a bullseye on their back. They’re the company that provides election processing for 30 of the 50 U.S.states. They are also caught in the furor of the claims of rampant voter fraud. Friday morning their leadership was to appear before the Pennsylvania Legislature to answer questions. But without notice, they simply did not show up. Rather than give you a bullet-point, take a look at this video of a member of the Pennsylvania legislature explaining followed by a graphic explanation of the Dominion irregularities in voting:

  • As crazy as is the determination of winners from the November 3rd election, the state of Pennsylvania takes the cake. Pennsylvania is infamous for voter fraud in every election all the way back to the turn of the century: the PREVIOUS century! And it’s not getting better. While everyone is frantic to get to the actual vote count in Pennsylvania, the state Legislature has voted to do a complete vote audit. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • This election just solidifies the concerns of millions of Americans that our Media have lost total touch with the Americans to whom they speak. There are two questions they must answer before 2022: “How did the Media get it so wrong?” and the second question, “How did Donald Trump do so good!” For complete details, click on this link: 
  • If Republicans think the November 3rd election was a dog fight for the ages, they haven’t seen anything yet. Two United States Senate seats are at stake in a Georgia runoff election, and with it the majority control of the Senate. The GOP MUST win those to cement their Senate control. A loss means pretty much every conservative ideal will be tossed to the trash-heap of politics. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Dr. Redenfield who runs the CDC plainly stated this past week we should NOT close schools: our children need the social interactions and are 99.9% certain to NOT become infected with COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci echoes REdenfield’s sentiment. So if Democrats adhere to their political mantra for ten months: “Listen to the Science,” why are we closing schools anyway? For complete details, click on this link: 
  • With what seems to be a strong possibility — a “blue” White House — the cries for canceling student debt are deafening and will only grow louder. But is canceling student debt a good idea? Will it really help students from low-income families? Does doing so make sense? For answers to these questions and complete details, click on this link: 
  • Though we’re told the Georgia vote recount is complete, do we really know how the vote in the state actually came out? In fact, we may never know for certain. And one election official has been fired for multiple cases where he seemed to forget about several thousand votes that just happened to NOT be counted. Are there more still out there? For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Jeff Zucker showed the news world how to build a totally partisan anti-conservative news network. Do you know how difficult that must be? One would necessarily throw out all journalistic integrity  and coach everyone at the network to adopt the fundamental principle used in every interview and every story: demean the other side. Zucker runs CNN and apparently, he’s on his way out. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Evangelist Kenneth Copeland has found himself in a bit of a pickle. Apparently, a Russian hacking group has found their way into Copeland’s ministry’s computer network and are threatening to wreak havoc on his ministry. Ransomware in computer systems around the world has cost numerous companies hundreds of millions of dollars. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Did you know Joe Biden has now officially become the oldest person in U.S. history to be waiting for election results to confirm if he will be the next president? That sounds odd, especially with the election results still on hold. But Joe turned 78 on Friday and now holds that title by himself. (Does he even know that?) For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It is uncontroverted that millions of American private citizens own firearms. It is also not logically refuted that there are multiple militia far-right groups that are not happy at the possibility of a Biden presidency and may take to arms if that happens. Though that is a scary thought, it is a reality. For complete details, click on this link: 

NOTICE: Please Read Update Below!

At approximately 8:55 AM Central time this morning (Friday), our international streaming company experienced massive failure is their satellite uplinks. We could NOT start our show and gave notice it was a temporary pause. However, because of their issues, TNN Live will NOT air today (Friday). We’ll be back in full swing Monday morning.

Don’t forget our “Saturday Bullet Points.” You can get a weekly “refresh” of the top 10 things that happened during the week that you may have missed. Catch it Saturday morning when you get up and are having coffee.

Sorry for the TNN Live interruption. Have a great weekend!

Dan

Election Fraud is Not Just Happening — It’s Rampant

Let’s be totally honest: implementing mail-in balloting in the U.S. is akin to asking a six-time convicted pyromaniac to run a fireworks stand by himself during the July 4th holiday period. Each invites wrongdoing that often result in illegal activities that can reap deadly results.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the inherent cautious moving about towns and cities was the perfect facilitator for those who saw an opportunity to find voting opportunities with which to impact election results. After all, Americans have known for years just how dangerous mail-in voting can be.

The nonpartisan 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, noted among its many findings and recommendations that because it takes place outside the regulated environment of local polling locations, voting by mail creates increased logistical challenges and the potential for vote fraud, especially if safeguards are lacking or when candidates or political party activists are allowed to handle mail-in or absentee ballots.

Even with this dire warning, Nancy Pelosi and others in the Democrat Party raced toward massive mail-in voting for the 2020 election using the COVID-19 pandemic and its inherent threats to those who vote in person as an excuse. Numerous states (mostly Democrat led) fell in line with Pelosi’s call for vote-by-mail, all the while ignoring the warnings from her Democrat Party buddy Jimmy Carter  about potential voter fraud.

The fact that today we are hearing of documented cases in the thousands of voter fraud November 3 and in the days that followed seems to bear out those 2005 warnings from the Commission for Election Reform. This rush to throw the entire election process into mass chaos in just a few short months hint that there just may have been surreptitious purposes for the Democrat Party push.

Thursday’s press conference with the Trump legal team and the one hour plus trove of information documenting massive voter fraud and ballot manipulation appears to confirm former President Carter’s concerns with mail-in voting.

But seldom is anything in politics brand new — even massive voter fraud and vote manipulation. So we looked back at the history of U.S. voter fraud. Boy, were we surprised at what we found! We thought we’d share a few cases with you to put what we are now facing in context. And, believe it or not, courts have actually tossed elections out the window over voter fraud in elections.

Plenty of Historical Voter Fraud for Everyone

Here are 15 instances in which courts threw out an election result based in whole or in part on absentee voting fraud, from The Heritage Foundation’s database and other sources.

  • In one of the most high profile cases, the North Carolina Board of Elections decertified the outcome of the 2018 race in the 9th Congressional District and ordered a new election after evidence of absentee ballot fraud emerged. About 61% of all mailed votes were cast for Republican candidate Mark Harris over Democrat Dan McReady, although only 16% of those requesting a ballot were Republicans. In the new election, Republican Dan Bishop stepped in as the party nominee and won.
  • In 2018, Dennis Jones beat Tracy Gray by one vote in a Republican primary in Texas for a seat on the Kaufman County Commissioners Court. Gray challenged the outcome, alleging a vote harvester submitted illegal mail-in ballots, while eligible provisional ballots went uncounted. After a hearing, a state judge invalidated the results and ordered a new election, which Gray won by 404 votes.
  • In another 2018 Texas case, Armando O’Cana seemingly won a run-off race for mayor in Mission, Texas, beating incumbent Norberto “Beto” Salinas. But after strong evidence emerged that O’Cana’s campaign had bribed voters, tampered with absentee ballots, and improperly “assisted” voters at the polls, state Judge J. Bonner Dorsey invalidated the result, saying: “I hold or find, by clear and convincing evidence, that the number of illegal votes was in excess of 158.”
  • In 2017, Eatonville, Florida Mayor Anthony Grant was convicted of a felony charge of voting fraud and misdemeanor absentee voting violations. Prosecutors said that as a candidate in 2015, Grant coerced absentee voters to cast ballots for him. In at least one case, prosecutors said, Grant personally solicited an absentee vote from a nonresident. Grant, a former mayor, lost the in-person vote but won the election with more than twice the number of absentee ballots that incumbent Bruce Mount got. After Grant’s indictment, then-Gov. Rick Scott suspended the mayor. After his conviction, he was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and four years’ probation.

This case was more than a decade after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded: “The absentee ballot is the ‘tool of choice’ for those who are engaging in election fraud.”

This 1998 report came after the department concluded an investigation of Miami’s mayoral election the year before. A judge had thrown out the result after prosecutors brought  a massive fraud case that involved more than 5,000 absentee ballots.

  • In 2017, an Alabama state judge reversed the result of a race for Wetumpka City Council in which incumbent Percy Gill appeared to have won by three votes. Gill’s opponent, Lewis Washington, contested the outcome. A trial showed eight absentee ballots cast for Gill either had a forged signature or weren’t notarized or signed in front of the requisite number of witnesses.
  • In the 2016 race for mayor of Gordon, Alabama, Elbert Melton won by just 16 votes. Melton later was convicted on two counts of absentee ballot fraud and removed from office. He was sentenced to a year in prison and two years’ probation.
  • In 2016, Missouri state Rep. Penny Hubbard won the 2016 Democratic primary in the state’s 78th House District by just 90 votes. Her opponent, Bruce Franks Jr., contested the outcome over a lopsided absentee vote tally. Judge Rex Burlison ruled that enough improper absentee ballots were cast to change the results and ordered a new election. Franks won by 1,533 votes.
  • In 2016 in Texas, former Weslaco city commissioner Guadalupe Rivera pleaded guilty to one count of providing illegal “assistance” to a voter in a 2013 race he won by 16 votes. Rivera admitted filling out an absentee ballot “in a way other than the way the voter directed or without direction from the voter.” A judge determined that 30 ballots were cast illegally and ordered a new election, which Rivera lost. He initially faced 16 related charges, but 15 were dropped as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine.
  • In 2015, Fernando Gonzalez clinched a win by 10 votes over Sergio Dias for a seat on the city council of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. After a determination that at least 13 absentee ballots were cast illegally, a state Superior Court overturned the results and ordered a new election. The second time, Gonzalez won by nine votes.
  • New York State Assembly candidate Hector Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument during his 2014 campaign. Prosecutors charged Ramirez with deceiving voters into giving their absentee ballots to his campaign on the false premise that it would submit them. Instead, Ramirez’s campaign inserted his name on at least 35 absentee ballots, prosecutors said. Ramirez initially won, but a recount determined that he lost by two votes. Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett ruled that Ramirez could not run for office again for three years.
  • In 2014 in Pennsylvania, Richard Allen Toney, the former police chief of Harmar Township, pleaded guilty to illegally soliciting absentee ballots to benefit his wife and her running mate in the 2009 Democratic primary for town council. Prosecutors said Toney applied for the ballots, then had them filled out illegally by individuals who were not expected to be absent on Election Day. The absentee ballot count flipped the primary results, securing a victory for his wife’s running mate. During a subsequent FBI investigation, prosecutors said, Toney attempted to prevent two grand jury witnesses and others from testifying. He was sentenced to three years’ probation.
  • After a 2012 federal investigation of a voter fraud conspiracy in West Virginia, Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman and County Clerk Donald Whitten pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes and falsifying absentee ballots to try to steal a Democratic primary election in 2010. Lincoln County Commissioner Thomas Ramey pleaded guilty to lying to investigators. Bowman and Ramey were involved in helping Whitten get re-elected. He won the primary but a judge overturned the election, tossing out 300 fraudulent ballots.
  • One of the more complex cases arose in a rural jurisdiction when the Justice Department brought a civil suit against Noxubee County, Mississippi over a massive absentee voter fraud operation run by the local Democratic Party machine. Prosecutors said notaries paid by the machine took ballots from mail boxes and voted the ballots in place of the intended voters.

On June 29, 2007, U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee issued an opinion finding that county Democratic Party Chairman Ike Brown worked with the county’s Democratic Executive Committee to manipulate the process. Lee determined that Brown violated Section Two of the Voting Rights Act through racially motivated manipulation of ballots, obtained and improperly counted defective absentee ballots, and allowed improper “assistance” of voters to ensure that his favored candidates won.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment. The Justice Department entered into a consent decree with Noxubee County’s superintendent of general elections, administrator of absentee ballots, registrar, and county government to prohibit discriminatory and illegal voting practices and require officials to report such incidents.

“Dozens of contests were overturned there by the state courts,” said Adams, who was involved in the case as a Justice Department civil rights lawyer at the time.

  • In 2004, the Alabama Supreme Court overturned the results of a mayor’s race in Guntersville after finding that absentee ballots were cast without proper identification and should have been discarded.
  • In the 2003 mayor’s race in East Chicago, Indiana, challenger George Pabey defeated eight-term incumbent Robert Patrick on Election Day, but lost by 278 votes after about 2,000 absentee ballots poured in.

Evidence of voter intimidation and vote buying emerged and the Indiana Supreme Court ordered a new election. Pabey won with 65% of the vote, as detailed in the 2008 book “Stealing Elections” by journalist John Fund. The fraud led to at least seven convictions or guilty pleas in 2008, according to the Heritage database.

Summary

I know, these cases primarily dealt with local and state elections and not federal cases. That makes NO difference in this conversation. Federal elections are conducted as part of and managed within local election systems and by local election personnel. This certainly makes it easier for federal voter fraud because it occurs simultaneously as the local elections are proceeding. That makes it much easier to hide.

The Rudy Guiliana press conference on Thursday was shocking. It is chilling to think that if even 10% of the alleged voter fraud and manipulation is found to be true, this will certainly be the greatest theft of votes and voting criminality in any election in United States history.

The saddest part? I anxiously awaited to see how the media members at that press conference would respond in their news reports. Scarcely a whiff of the overwhelming allegations have been mentioned as of this writing. That serves to confirm exactly what this Mainstream Media have allowed themselves to morph into — nothing more than press spokespeople for the radical left.

Think about this: this alleged wrongdoing was uncovered the night of the election. Real journalists would never standby totally ignoring the thousands of claims and just benignly wait for someone to hand them evidence. True journalists would have rushed to polling offices, demanded interviews with voting officials, and would have harassed poll workers to get facts to either prove or disprove the allegations of rampant illegalities. But not this media. We’ve heard instead numerous on-air dismissals stating over and over “They gave us no evidence — no facts.” That in the wake of this fact: numerous lawsuits have already been filed that each contain reams of evidence and sworn affidavits and are part of the public record that any REAL journalist can access! Not one of these so-called journalists has done so.

What will happen if anything? I have no idea. But even if the court cases complete with depositions, affidavits, and personal testimonies fall short of achieving any real measure of election integrity, one can rest assured this election fiasco will be fully investigated after the fact. There will be numerous stories, documentaries, and books published that will evidence this as the most corrupt election in U.S. history.

Are We Facing an Election Do-Over?

Who knows what the outcome will be in the wake of the revelations of voter fraud, vote irregularities, obstruction of legal poll observers at numerous locations and the obvious war to put Joe Biden in office with little regard for the integrity of this presidential election. Let’s just say this: regardless of the outcome there will be at least 70+ million American voters incensed at the results!

What happens if, for some reason, the courts find it is virtually impossible to puzzle through the dozens, hundreds, even thousands of vote issues and deduce a reasonable and constitutional solution?

Is an election “Do-Over” possibly in the cards?

Set The Stage

For all the headlines about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, no hard evidence evidence showed up, at least publicly, showing that President Trump or his team were involved. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), though proclaiming dozens of times on national television that he had “uncontroverted evidence that proved beyond any doubt that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to change votes and give him the victory in 2020, never provided Americans a shred of proof there even was such evidence.

But suppose that such evidence did come to light — what would happen if it became clear that Trump or his advisers colluded with the Russians?  This isn’t the only type of wrongdoing the investigations could uncover, but it’s among the most serious because it would cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2016 result. So, is there a process for dealing with a finding that in essence invalidates an election?

When it comes to presidential elections, the answer is: not really. The laws and processes around national elections have grown up in a piecemeal fashion over time, with state and local laws governing the administration of presidential elections. And the Constitution itself focuses more on ensuring stability than on administering elections. As a result, there aren’t clear procedures for how to handle questions of legitimacy after the fact — especially when those questions involve the presidency.

Breaking this down requires taking a step back to think about the origins of the Constitution and the problems it was designed to solve. First off, the American presidency is kind of a strange office. It combines the duties of a head of state with duties of a head of government. (Many countries divide those duties — for example, by having both a president and a prime minister.) The Constitution gives the president the power to lead the executive branch — the responsibility to “take care” that the laws are faithfully executed — and places that person in charge of the military(although Congress retains the power to declare war).

After some rocky years under the Articles of Confederation, many (though not all) political leaders were ready to make tradeoffs, allowing a more powerful central government that could ensure stability. That was one of the reasons for having a national executive under the new system — the Articles of Confederation didn’t have a president, which made it harder to enforce laws, deal with rebellions and forge national policy out of the demands of different states. There were a lot of considerations when figuring out how to select the right person for that new role, however. The substantial power of the office meant that the president needed to be a person of competence and character; to be independent from Congress; and to be able to represent the nation and not just a few states or population centers. Selecting such a person through a direct election was out of the question; it was difficult for many of the founders even to imagine a national election, or that attempting one would achieve the intended goals. Furthermore, disputed elections are, by definition, destabilizing, so the Constitution is designed to maximize the chances of a conclusive outcome, particularly for the nation’s most powerful office, the presidency.

The framers gave the Electoral College broad discretion to resolve disputes as it saw fit: The text of the Constitution pretty much says an election is legitimate when the Electoral College says it is. It doesn’t lay out a process for do-overs. Occasionally, courts have ordered new elections for offices other than the presidency after a proven case of fraud or error. (Or gerrymandering — a court in North Carolina ordered new state legislative elections, though this order has been put on hold.) And a Senate election was once redone in New Hampshire because it was too close to determine even with multiple recounts.

But whether this kind of re-do is allowed for presidential elections is a more complicated matter. Some legal scholars maintain that the language in Article II of the Constitution prevents holding a presidential election again, thus putting it beyond the power of the courts to order a re-vote, as they have occasionally done for other offices. Others suggest that there is legal precedent for a presidential re-vote if there were flaws in the process. One instance in which this question arose was the “butterfly ballot” from the 2000 election, which may have caused some voters to choose Pat Buchanan when they meant to vote for Al Gore in Palm Beach County, Florida.

If the 2000 election had taken some different twists and turns, the re-vote question might have come up in a serious way, and it’s not clear what the courts would have decided. At least one federal court has suggested that the courts could order a new election. In 1976, a District Court in New York heard a case alleging voter fraud in several urban locations. The court’s opinion maintained that federal courts had a role to play in ensuring free and fair presidential elections, arguing: “It is difficult to imagine a more damaging blow to public confidence in the electoral process than the election of a President whose margin of victory was provided by fraudulent registration or voting, ballot-stuffing or other illegal means.” This assertion challenged the idea that presidential elections occupy a special category beyond such court remedies. However, in this case, the court didn’t find sufficient evidence that voter fraud had altered the outcome, or even occurred at all. As a result, its claims about presidential elections were not evaluated by higher courts and have never really been tested.

So experts disagree about whether courts can order presidential elections to be held again. That’s not great news for angry people hoping for a do-over. And even if it is constitutionally permissible, there’s much broader agreement that the standard for invalidating an election result and holding another vote is quite high. University of Memphis law professor Steven Mulroy stated that courts will usually entertain this option only if they determine a violation of rules that would change the election outcome. In the case of the 2016 election, this would likely require proving tampering in several states where the vote was close — enough to change the result in the Electoral College. In that case, a few states would vote again, not the entire country, Mulroy said. But this is new territory, and no one knows for sure.

It’s worth noting that the U.S. has been through a number of challenging presidential elections. The 1800 election ended in an Electoral College tie, and some politicians mulled over the possibility of holding a new election. Critics alleged that the 1824 election was decided through a “corrupt bargain” among elites, allowing John Quincy Adams to become president even though he won neither the popular vote nor the electoral vote. The election of 1876 had irregularities (including alleged vote suppression) in several Southern states, and an imbalanced commission ended up handing the Electoral College vote to Rutherford B. Hayes even though he had lost the popular vote. People are still debating John F. Kennedy’s razor-thin margin in 1960, the honesty of the votes in Texas and Illinois that year, and even Richard Nixon’s decision not to challenge the results. And, of course, the 2000 election presented lots of problems — confusing ballots, hanging chads, questions about recounts. Each of these instances was different from the questions hanging over 2016, but they offer some context for how our system handles questions of electoral legitimacy.

Sometimes these questions seriously undermine a presidency, as it did with John Quincy Adams and to a lesser extent Hayes, who had already promised to serve only one term. Other times the noise fades from the public conversation and governing proceeds, fulfilling the constitutional goal of stability rather than months (or more) of electoral disputes.

In most of the historical cases, the main question was how the Electoral College votes would be allocated in each state. Once those have been cast, the case for questioning a presidential election or gauging which side really won becomes a lot more difficult. Of course, the Constitution does have one mechanism for undoing the results of an election: impeachment. That process, however, is focused on individual wrongdoing (or, through a separate process, inability), not electoral irregularities. In that sense, even if collusion revelations were THE reason for Trump’s impeachment (which were NOT the reasons), the process wouldn’t really address the question of whether his election had been legitimate in the first place.

The lack of an established process for reviewing elections points to a larger issue: The structures established by the Constitution assumed a world in which the presidency and the Electoral College were not fully absorbed into a contentious national party system. That vision has long since been replaced by one in which presidential elections are national contests over policy agendas and ideas. The text of our Constitution has never been changed to reflect this reality. Instead, the Electoral College remains the final word on who gets to be president. When it comes to the possibility that the winning side colluded with a foreign power to influence the election outcome, the Constitution doesn’t offer much in the way of a plan.

Summary

It’s simple: there is NO easy fix. In fact, there’s NO real fix at all other than proving (or disproving) the legal votes cast with any votes cast illegally and compute the results. No doubt that process is not going smoothly and clear and accurate results that show who really won may never be validated.

There’s one thing that IS a certainty though. It makes little difference, or maybe NO difference at all, who is declared the winner by whatever group or court. The loser’s followers along with millions of other Americans will be enraged. I can only imagine the actions that voter-consternation with the final results will ignite.

I expect there will be violence, and probably violence that is unimaginable. In that scenario, will anyone win?

Yes, but only the Mainstream Media.

That tells the real story of today’s United States. We’re so divided, so entrenched in political ideology, so diverse in opinion, the Media have pounced on this condition as an opportunity for THEM to enhance their acceptance among the electorate.

Sadly, their doing so only magnifies our differences that will exacerbate uproar that quickly will morph into violence.

Should that occur, we can be certain of one thing: the Media will never acknowledge their role in creating this Armageddon. They will blame the “Orange Man,” a reflex action they’ve used for five years to always deflect blame for everything that goes wrong.

Lesser men would have long ago thrown in the towel.

Trump has never been tagged as a “Lesser man.” And it’s doubtful he would have any problem “fading the heat” should that happen. He’ll just smile and keep on trucking during his second term.

It’s Actually Communism The Left Want: They Just Say It’s “Socialism”

Senator Bernie Sanders has, for decades, promoted Socialism as the alternative to U.S. Capitalism. He is just one political leader in America who has pushed for the U.S. to become more like our European counterparts by “leveling the playing field” economically, socially, healthcare, and politically. But today, Bernie Sanders is far from being alone in this field of younger Americans running for political office at every government level who promote Socialism to replace Capitalism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of those, as are Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

For years Bernie Sanders has promoted single-payer healthcare, which is the socialist version. For confirmation of the efficacy of his opposed “Medicare-for-All” national health program, Sanders point to the success of such in Norweigan countries, which Sanders says are socialist nations. Denmark is one such example Sanders gives as a model. However, the Danes apparently have grown weary of Sen. Bernie Sanders insulting their country. Denmark is not a socialist nation, says its prime minister. It has a “market economy.”

But is what Bernie and AOC and “The Gang” really begging for socialism over an ideology even further left: Communism?

Do you know the Difference?

Many Americans believe communism is an abstract concept that only affects faraway nations, without realizing that it has already arrived at our doorstep. Communism has spread in America under names such as socialism, progressivism, liberalism, neo-Marxism, and so on, in a slow process over decades of systematic subversion by first the Soviet Union. Now, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  This battle for the future of America — and with it, the rest of the world — is now coming to a head in this U.S. presidential election.

This is a conflict that transcends partisanship and party affiliation.

Belief in God has always been fundamental to America. The early colonists fled to the United States so that they could practice their religion freely. The United States was founded on the belief that we are all created equal by God and endowed by the Creator with our rights. The U.S. motto is “In God we trust.” Belief in God and the principles derived from that belief are the fundamental reasons why the United States can enjoy freedom, democracy, and prosperity. That’s how the United States has become the nation it is today. In this great tradition, voting is a sacred duty in which each citizen may take responsibility for who governs. This year, a record number of Americans voted to choose their next leader.

We have since learned that this process has been subverted. Numerous credible allegations of voter fraud have emerged, pointing to a systematic effort to change the election outcome. The far-left and the communist devil behind it — the same force that Karl Marx once described as “haunting Europe” — are using lies, fraud, and manipulation in an attempt to deprive the people of their rights and freedoms. One of the two major U.S. parties, the Democratic Party, is no longer the political party it used to be. Over the decades, it has gradually been infiltrated by the same Marxist ideology that has created the most brutal and repressive communist regimes in history.

Communist ideology, including socialism and its associated ideas, is not a normal ideology. It is the ideology that has caused the unnatural deaths of at least 100 million people.

The communist ideology uses seemingly righteous concepts, such as “equality” and “political correctness,” to confuse people. Its ideology has infiltrated all fields in our society, including education, media, and art. It unscrupulously destroys everything traditional, including faith, religion, morality, culture, family, art, education, law, and so on, and leads people to fall into moral depravity. The foundation stones of the leftist group Black Lives Matter are from Marxism, and their leaders proudly espouse Marxism in their founding documents. (See their website http://www.blacklivesmatter.com)

This is the ideology of totalitarianism, one that drives once-thriving nations such as Venezuela into the abyss and that was able to destroy 5,000 years of culture in China, where people went from a belief in the divine to a devotion to the state. It is the systematic undoing of all that is good that humankind stands for. It is diametrically opposed to goodness, fairness, truth, and compassion.

This has not only undermined people’s spirits and their righteous faith in God but has dragged the American people and all of humankind to the brink of danger.

A Choice Between Good and Evil

This is a conflict that transcends party lines, a battle between whether we as Americans can stay true to our founding principles and follow God’s will or whether we will be subjected to forces that seek to control and destroy our most fundamental rights. America has now come to the brink of falling into a communist abyss.

At the center of this battle is now President Donald Trump, who has clearly said no to socialism and communism and ended decades of appeasement of the Chinese regime by enacting a nationwide effort to counter its influence and infiltration. Trump has confronted the CCP at this critical moment in history. To communist China, the trajectory has been clear: Trump is an American president who values tradition and opposes communism, and as long as he leads, the Chinese regime knows it won’t succeed in its decades-long objective to overthrow America and, with it, the rest of the free world.

We have communist China at our gates, ready to take over. The CCP has carefully studied the U.S. system over the decades and has now successfully taken advantage of our open society and has infiltrated our country.

Internally, we have far-left groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa organizing protests and riots. The movement is similar to the CCP’s Cultural Revolution, which destroyed the nation’s cultural heritage and traditions. It is an anti-American movement, just like the Cultural Revolution was anti-Chinese. The core of the movement’s ideology is no different from that of the communist movement in China, and it goes hand in hand with the CCP, ready to subvert America.

The impact of this election is far-reaching. It has made clear to people, governments, and organizations around the world that they must decide whether they stand with the communist devil or with tradition and universal values. More and more people realize that the 2020 U.S. election is not a two-party fight, not a dispute between Trump and Joe Biden, but a battle between tradition ​​and socialism, a battle between good and evil, a battle between the divine and the communist devil.

The Truth About Communism as Compared to Socialism

A Republican congresswoman-elect from Indiana, who originally came from Soviet Ukraine, provided a warning about the movement to bring about socialism or communism in the United States. Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz (R-IN) is the projected winner of Indiana’s 5th District, defeating Rep. Christiana Hale, a Democrat, during the Nov. 3 election, according to projections from numerous outlets. Hale has not conceded.

Spartz was asked, “What do you think led to so many Republican women winning these House seats?” She responded, saying, “If you think about it, my district is really a snapshot of America,” Spartz said. “We have urban, suburban voters, rural voters. We have a lot of women. And I’m a mother of two daughters. I’m a suburban woman, and I think if you look at that, I’m really hoping to see that the majority of people in our country don’t believe in socialist utopic ideas the Democrat party is now promoting.”

She said that “women believe in the future of their children,” adding that they also “care about the good economy, jobs, education, public safety, having good health care, and they trust that Republicans can deliver it. So I’m very honored to see that. That is a testament to that.”

Spartz, 42, said she grew up in the Socialist Republic of Ukraine, which was controlled by the Soviet Union. She eventually left Ukraine for the United States about 20 years ago, marrying an American.

“I grew up in a socialistic country. It actually was the Socialist Republic of Ukraine. I grew up in socialism,” she said.

Spartz then issued a stark warning to those who have embraced socialism.

“I saw what happens when it runs out of money,” she said. “And it’s not pretty. And now I came to America 20 years ago with a suitcase after meeting my husband on a train in Europe. He’s a born-and-raised Hoosier, and now we’re building socialism,” she said, referring to leftist U.S. politicians who have proposed socialist policies.

“I’m going full circle,” Spartz said, adding, “I can tell you what is going to be next. It’s unfortunate for me to see that. And that made, as the mother of two daughters, it made me get involved and do something about it because that’s not very good for our country.” Spartz noted that under socialist or communist systems, the government “forces us to be equal” and will use “suppression.” She added, “We have to value our freedoms because we’re the greatest republic that ever existed.”

“Suppression?”
  • Do you mean like what we see playing out right now in our Media; our mainstream media outlets refuse to report to Americans ALL that is important for our citizens to know and understand?
  • Do you mean like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter who now pick and choose who can express opinions, which opinions can be expressed at all, and determine who and censor those people chosen to be unworthy to be published?
  • Do you mean a government that determines which citizens of which states are allowed to attend church services and which are not; which schools are to be open and which are not; which businesses can be open and which cannot?

All of these are forms of governmental suppression. The federal government, in part, is already controlling a huge majority of our media. Government-funded healthcare “experts” are telling us who should be wearing masks when and where, who should be allowed to exercise certain Constitutional rights and who are not, who can speak freely and what speech is allowed, and in what circumstances.

This already reeks of “suppression,” and nothing like socialism.

It appears we have skipped through the “Socialism Lite” model promoted for so long by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other leading Democrats. Just as Congressperson-elect Spartz stated with firsthand knowledge, under socialist or communist systems, the government “forces us to be equal” and will use “suppression.”

The forced-actions are bad enough if they stand alone. But in the totalitarian world in which people who live in socialist nations always find themselves, no one is ever equal, and no one ever receives equal justice under the law.

Sadly, that may be where we find ourselves shortly.

“Words Have Meaning”

Americans have witnessed the completion of the loss of a free press that formerly represented the best of the best in the exercise of the First Amendment. As recently as five years ago, the American media were still — at least in part — were being REAL journalists. My, have things changed!

One of our TruthNewsNet partners pointed me to this story — one of our own —from January 2018. I thought it was a perfect example of how far left our media has gone in just a couple of years. 

But the thing that shocked me in reading this two-year-old story was the paragraph below in which Twitter responded to angry media members crying for Twitter to censor President Trump’s tweets. 

Read the entire story and read the paragraph that includes the Twitter response. It proves that Twitter has abandoned ANY journalistic integrity instead to become (if they weren’t already) nothing but a totalitarian media source exactly like in World War II Germany. The only difference is that THIS media takes their marching orders instead of from a dictator, Adolph Hitler, they take their orders from a group of political leaders called Democrats!

(This Story First Published by TruthNewsNetwork.org January 7, 2018)

“Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn’t change.” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

At no time in recent memory is there more proof of the validity of the late Supreme Court Justice’s words. Chiefly due to 24/7 instant satellite television, video, radio, and telephone communications, there have never been more words uttered, more videos seen, or more conversations all over planet Earth. Plato was the first to utter words similar to those of Scalia. But they had much different meaning then than today. Words then were simply that: mostly spoken to others, sometimes written and read, but always to a limited audience — compared to today. Today electronic communications are instant, worldwide, and too often deadly.

Americans above all others should understand the responsibility of words. Apparently though, many have not gotten that message. And with the rapid expansion of satellite communications, words are instantaneous and more powerful than ever because of their instant delivery. With that comes new dangers that increase in number and intensity every day. There are 200 billion tweets each year, 8.3 trillion texts each year, and in the U.S. alone there are 3 billion cell calls every day!  Words……

The Experts: “Wordsmiths”

Enter the media. Very conspicuously they have (from necessity) on the most part ceased research before reporting. News sources are no longer clerks in big companies, waitresses who overhear seedy conversations or junior level bankers seeking a leg-up at work and an extra dollar. No, reporters rely on “reprinting.” And the news they reprint or re-broadcast is more often than not simply revised versions of news from other reporters.

It seems that this “new” style of reporting brought with it permission for reporters to be editors, too. They have with impunity in every political story taken authority to “report” each painted with their opinion. Unfortunately for many — us and even them — their practice at perfecting this new craft has birthed a new monster in news.

The New Guy in Town

History when determining the factors in the Donald Trump 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton will certainly give the award to Twitter. The “Twitter in Chief” even before elected mastered the use of those 140 characters. Undoubtedly he is the REAL Wordsmith of the last few years. He quickly discovered when his campaign began that the Mainstream Media were anything but that. He had to find a way to get his message directly to the American people — unfiltered and unbiased. Bingo! The end result is that 18 months later every member of the MSM begin and end their days with the Twitter notification of the first and last tweets of the day. And they are pretty much always from @realDonaldTrump.

The Effects

I am not certain if the President knew the power of not only his messaging vehicle but also the power his actual style of messaging. And few in the MSM were prepared for either. But he learned quickly that everyday Americans were starved for real news, the truth from media, and a shot at absorbing facts and making decisions without the constant hammering of the Talking Heads. Donald Trump tweeting was a special and welcome surprise for them.

Besides getting the facts of his agenda directly to Americans without filters, he could send those messages anytime day or night without having to contact anyone for help. Some thought that in itself was dangerous. And the MSM pointed that out over and over in their reporting. His tweets and tweeting style have been critiqued by professional journalists and even psychiatric pros to ascertain the mental capacity of the current White House inhabitant. Depending on who you listen to, (especially today) the President is deranged, mentally unstable, incapacitated, and stupid. Or — according to some — he’s a genius. Probably the truth lies somewhere in between. My opinion is that his mental capacity on a scale of 1 to 12 with 12 being the highest is a solid 12.5. One can argue the number but not this: his mental stability is mountains higher than members of the Mainstream Media. They simply cannot figure him out. And he loves it.

The silliest thing about this entire Twitter thing is this: President Trump — who almost everyone on the Left has spent the last two days spewing the politically correct talking points about his mental incapacity — have been relegated by this “new guy in town” to turn to his Tweets each news day morning so they can determine what news is important. And they must end each day doing the same. President Donald Trump controls the American news cycle on a daily basis!

How powerful is @realDonaldTrump’s tweets? People of both political and business power tried to convince Twitter to deactivate Trump’s Twitter account. Think about that: there is NO reason to want to do that unless they are afraid that in his messaging the Political Elite will be exposed for who they really are! Twitter’s response: “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” Twitter said in a blog post. “It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

There has never been and is not now another human being who so dominates news content 24/7. And the MSM hate him worse for doing so. But they have no alternative other than to report on everything he says. And he gives them plenty to write and talk about. And they make millions of dollars from this. Yet still they complain.

Summary

Former President Obama said this to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, August 8, 2014. “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” With that statement, Obama clearly signaled to the World how important he felt he was along with everything he had done and would do as President. The former law professor made many speeches, made many statements, appeared on numerous newscasts, radio and television programs, and spoke at uncountable numbers of events. But few of his remarks, speeches, or appearances are being chronicled among those of his predecessors for being truly remarkable. Oh, many of his statements and remarks are remembered, but not many are considered historically valuable. Those that ARE remembered are primarily the ones in which he toots his own horn, accomplishments, how great a president he was, and his multitude of insults and intellectual put-downs of his rivals. There are those that still scream about the narcissism of Donald Trump. But Barack Obama makes the current President look as selfless as Mother Teresa. Remember his famous comedy bit on nighttime television in which he read a Trump tweet that paraphrased said Obama would go down as one of the worst Presidents in U.S. history? Then Barack responded, “Well @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down in history as a U.S. President.”

Words really DO have meaning. Words are powerful. Look how President Trump has used them. And look how 62 million Americans have responded to them. Think for a moment about the OTHER side: the Media. If you haven’t, tune over to “Morning Joe” on MSNBC and listen for a half-hour. Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue or a bit of Rachel Maddow’s evening show on MSNBC. Watch a CNN newscast. Listen to the words each of these say and watch their expressions when saying them. Absolutely NONE of them understand the power of words. Or if they do, they simply think you and I are so intellectually inferior to them we cannot possibly grasp the truth of things in our World, and that we are too dumb to discern what in their blather is news and what is simply their political perspectives.

Yes CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, PBS, and Jimmy Kimmel, words DO matter. And when you begin to use words in a truthful, intelligent, non-partisan, thoughtful, considerate way, Americans will come back to watch, listen, and read what you have to say.

When you, Anderson Cooper, are thrilled that 600,000 people tune into watch your CNN evening show, remember at the same time 8 million are watching FOX News. Why is that?

Words DO have meaning. And to quote the former President, “Elections have consequences.”

Mr. Obama, two consequences came from the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton did NOT win…and Donald Trump IS President.

 

 

Saturday Bullet Points: November 14, 2020

Eleven days since the election. Still, no finality in “real” vote counts — “real votes” being “legal” votes. We are confident there were many vote changes, vote deletions, corrupt and illegal votes cast, and it goes on and on. We’ll know for sure, but we just don’t know when.

To that end, we’ve at TruthNewsNetwork been concentrating almost entirely on election results and obtaining information for you this past week. What did we miss in the way of other important stuff? What did YOU miss? Let’s take a look back at the top ten stories of the week you may have missed. We’ll give you a bullet point with a few sentences describing such a story. If you already know about it, you can just click on the next bullet point. Or, if you want complete details, click on the link at the end of those sentences and go right to a detailed story. It’s the best way to start your Saturday by catching up on any big things you missed. Let’s get started!

Saturday Bullet Points

  • We all know that there are many issues in the voting that took place on November 3rd. We know that Pennsylvania is at the heart of what appears to be the biggest problem state in this whole thing. According to one Pennsylvania election official, President Trump has a sure-fire case to take to the U.S. Supreme Court if it goes that far. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • We at TruthNewsNetwork noticed a marked swing to the Left in reporting at FOX News over a year ago. They changed “news contributors” and replaced those who seemed in the middle politically; they made it clear in their news division they were “not in the tank” for President Trump, and even had some former non-partisan news commentators began to make drastic “left turns.” With the election, it’s gotten much worse! They seem to feel their viewers either are too stupid to catch the changes, or they just don’t care. They may be in BIG trouble. For complete details, click on this link:
  • It is rare that a U.S. Supreme Court Justice publicly weighs in on a hot political topic. The Supreme Court rarely involves itself in political issues. Those are things to be handled politically, not in the justice system. Justice Samuel Alito may have broken tradition when he spoke this past week about how Americans’ freedoms seem to be infringed by some of the actions taken by political leaders during COVID-19 matters. For complete details of what he had to say, click on this link: 
  • Do you know and understand the differences between communism, socialism, and capitalism? This election indicates that a slew of Americans certainly do NOT understand the differences. If they did, they certainly would have fled from those first two political forms. No one on Earth with any knowledge of communism and socialism would wish to be a part of such a system. Maybe that’s the problem: they don’t know. Let’s take a look at what’s going on. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Major League Baseball is a sport exclusively for women, right? It always has been. But now, changes are happening in MLB. The Florida Marlins reached out and signed and announced a new General Manager that not only is female, but she is also the first East Asian person to be a Major League Baseball team General Manager. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It’s the holiday season! Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and Christmas just a month away. Have you finished shopping? Have you even started shopping? There’s probably a “gamer” on your list: someone who loves to play video games. The staple of the industry is Play Station Five. It hit this market selling for about $500 retail. But, if you want one for THIS Christmas, get ready to pay a little bit more. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • The Gulf Coast has been rocked with hurricanes this year: a record season. But they do not have an exclusive on bad weather. Hot and dry conditions have devastated California with forest fires in the dry and hot season. But now, an earthquake is a big problem for not just California, but for Nevada as well. For complete details, click on this link:  
  • Have you ever heard of “Tristan da Cunha?” It’s an island whose people have jumped out in the field of animal protection. It’s 245 permanent residents have created a marine zone to offer protection to a host of animal life: different kinds of animals and other species. It calls itself “The most remote island on Earth.” For complete details, click on this link: 
  • We knew it was coming. With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases around the nation, lockdowns are looming. Though the U.S. death rate for COVID-19 patients continues to decline, the numbers of cases continue to climb. It has many people afraid. And schools are naturally very costly. It’s’ so concerning, one school system has already determined to next week shut down in-person schooling. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It appears that the great relation President Trump developed with China’s leader has not developed into a capitulation of nuclear proliferation in that country. Secret pictures have revealed the Chinese government is aggressively ramping up its nuclear weapons process at a staggering rate. For complete details, click on this link: