Saturday Bullet Points: January 30, 2021

“EO Biden” had a REALLY busy week, didn’t he? And in issuing three dozen executive orders, he set the United States on its ear. Tens of millions are in shock after what he has done. Let’s put that to the side for today and enjoy our weekend. In doing that, let’s catch up on the other really important items you may have missed.

Please see below our “Saturday Bullet Points.” It’s a compilation of the biggest news stories of the week. We give you a sentence or two describing each news story. If you want to get more details about the story, click on the blue “swoosh” link at the end of those sentences. That will take you to a full story.

If you already have all the news on one of the items and don’t want any details, just click on the next bullet point.

There’s much happening that will continue. Don’t miss any of it. Stay close to TruthNewsNet.org all the way through it. We’ll keep you posted. Enjoy!

Bullet Points

  • We have heard very little about the pipe bombs placed at the headquarters of the Democrat Party and also the Republican Party. All we’ve been told is that they were REAL bombs and that they are looking for “a” person suspected of planting the bombs. Apparently, the FBI received some new information. It must have been serious because they have upped the reward for the perpetrator to $100,000. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It is not usual for bureaucratic government “top dogs” to come to their positions with some baggage. After all, politics is a dirty game. Joe Biden is set for some necessary explaining because his Treasury Secretary has more than just one or two pieces of baggage with her! Janet Yellen, former head of the Federal Reserve, took the Treasury job from President Biden and will be dealing daily with the monsters on Wall Street who really run the nation’s economy. The problem is that after leaving the Fed, Yellen raked in millions for “speaking fees” from those same Wall Street tycoons. Expecting any “quid pro quo?” For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Everyone knows that Big Tech in its entirety despises President Trump. Facebook, Twitter, and several other social media platforms canceled his accounts during the campaign. Believe it or not, Facebook has formed a committee to examine all of the “reasons” Facebook had for terminating Mr. Trump and to make a decision whether or not to let him come back! For complete details, click on this link: 
  • We’ve always known that China is full of “techno-geeks” that have the same (or even better) tech skills as does the U.S. But we DIDN’T think that China was able to get into ALL the details of Americans’ lives as easily as they apparently have. It’s been reported that China has the goods on 80% of American adults! For complete details, click on this link: 
  • You might be surprised to learn that every day, the evidence is piling up that verifies that the D.C. assault on Capitol Hill was orchestrated, so much so that the evidence is severely weakening any potential case against President Trump. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • By now I’m certain you’ve at least heard about the Gamestop/AMC debacle playing out on Wall Street. Tens of billions of dollars are involved. But it appears that the war this has started is NOT just between big Wall Street Banks and Hedge Funds and smalltown Day Traders. Instead, it’s really between Elites — the Big Wall Street guys — and Populists — the Donald Trump created individual traders. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • The New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, has become the darling of the Mainstream Media. Many feel he’s a viable candidate for President in 2024. However, the Mayor has tarnished his credibility a bit by underplaying his role in the deaths of thousands of seniors from COVID-19. And he’s downplaying a report just released that reveals he also had authorities UNDER REPORT the numbers of such deaths. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Now might be your only chance ever to buy a multimillion-dollar mansion for pennies on the dollar. Why is that? Extremely expensive homes are flooding the real estate market as millionaires and billionaires are fleeing America’s biggest cities headed for tax havens in states like Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Nevada. For complete details, click on this link:
  • There has always been animosity between lawmakers in Washington based on political party affiliation. But it’s never been like it is today. Hostilities are reaching a fever pitch fueled in part by fears of actual violence that more and more in Congress feel like may target them. And Democrat leadership is fueling that fear. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Do you remember hearing all those quotes supposedly from former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in which Mitch expressed his anger for the President and that he would even consider voting to convict Mr. Trump in an impeachment trial in the Senate? Well, maybe Mitch didn’t say those things: or maybe he really did but for a planned purpose. What could that purpose be? Maybe to blow-up any impeachment trial before it even begins! For complete details, click on this link:
  • The leader of the Middle Eastern nation who is the greatest ally to the U.S. in the region — Benjamin Netanyahu — may have a problem in his re-election bid. He has always had the support of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community that may not be behind the Prime Minister. And COVID-19 is at the center of the problems. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Everyone knows President Biden stopped construction on the southern border wall. Nobody is discussing the direct and immediate impact of that decision. First, a bunch of people are instantly out of jobs. Secondly, the job of building the wall is contracted between the federal government and multiple vendors: contracts, which means breaking contracts. And what about all the materials for construction that are literally on the ground in southern states? For complete details, click on this link: 

Biden’s Got Something for Everybody!

He’s issued Executive Orders in just ten short days that equal more than the total number of EO’s issued by the three previous U.S. presidents combined. And “EO Joe” is just getting started. He’s got a plan for everything. But, remember: he told the world from the Oval Office, “I don’t know what things are in these Executive Orders I’m signing. Kamala told me that they’re all good. That’s good enough for me!

Now that Americans know not only the contents of those orders but the immediate and long term impact on our nation they are making already and will continue to make, it’s more frightening to think about what’s ahead that he’s going to do than worry about what damage he’s already done.

And there’s “COVID-19 Relief” waiting on the horizon: with lots of money — YOUR money.

“COVID Relief Biden Style”

President Biden’s plan for federal coronavirus relief resembles the American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Obama after the 2008 financial crisis. It uses several federal agencies to separately distribute financial assistance to persons unemployed, in poverty, or otherwise with low incomes, on top of the dozens of programs already in place. Predictably, it will result in a disappointing economic recovery as long as it lasts.

The plan includes a $100 weekly unemployment bonus, on top of the $300 bonus passed last month, which itself is on top of about $400 in weekly state unemployment benefits. It also includes additions to rental assistance, food stamps, health insurance assistance, and direct payments to households, all of which are available only if the recipient remains unemployed or otherwise with sufficiently low income. Biden also proposes to more than double the federal minimum wage.

These types of assistance have been studied, with some authors finding no “statistically significant” adverse effect on hiring, work behavior, or earning power. But expect, as Obama’s team did 12 years ago, Biden’s team to claim that the adverse effects are zero for the individual programs and their combination.

Theirs is a “fallacy of the heap,” a logical fallacy that was well known to the ancients, long before economics was a profession. The fallacy states that removing a single grain of sand from a heap of sand still leaves us with a heap of sand—the same with the second grain of sand, and the third, and so on. Therefore, according to the fallacy, any number of grains of sand can be removed without removing the heap itself.

Every introductory economics teacher has to confront this fallacy. Invariably the class includes a student pushing back on the law of demand that raising prices reduces demand, “Raise the price of a car by a penny, and that will not stop anyone from purchasing the car.” The teacher has to say, “OK, let the seller of the car raise the price $10,000, just one penny at a time. Each penny increase does not affect sales — therefore, a $10,000 price increase has no effect on sales,” and the fallacy is apparent.

The same holds for incentives to hire, work, or earn. Incentives to work may remain after adding a bit to food stamps, or rental assistance, or any of the other programs. But eventually, the absence of incentives will be apparent, especially among people whose incentives were already substantially reduced.

This is why the ARRA never came close to delivering the recovery promised by the Obama administration (in particular, by Jared Bernstein, who is now slated to be a member of Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers). The 2009 recession was particularly bad for unmarried people and others not receiving the most generous assistance from the ARRA.

This time, as vaccination and other measures begin to reduce the harms from the coronavirus, the economy’s fundamentals will be pushing toward recovery. Simultaneously, the Biden plan holds it back about 5 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels (in addition to the 3 to 4 million reductions in employment from the December 2020 relief package). The Congressional Budget Office projects that the minimum wage provision by itself will cost more than 1 million jobs.

Biden’s plans for health insurance may do the most to reduce work. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) created what is now the most important credit against the personal income tax: credits for premiums paid for individual health insurance plans sold on the ACA “exchanges.” The rules determining eligibility and amounts for the credits create two kinds of disincentives to work.

The most important, but often forgotten, is a specific tax on full-time work created by the ACA rule prohibiting the large majority of full-time workers from receiving credits because of their employment status (regardless of how much or little that job pays). These workers become eligible for the credits if they leave employment or switch to part-time employment. The second disincentive applies to the very few workers who purchase health insurance on the ACA exchanges: their credit is phased out with their income.

Take Mike Smith, who, in 2010, was working long hours in California as a district manager for a national auto parts retailer. Despite wanting to help care for his grandchild and elderly in-laws, Smith kept the manager job into his 60s because he and his wife wanted the health insurance that came with it.

They both retired in 2014 because the ACA gave them heavily subsidized health insurance, for which they would have been ineligible if Smith had remained in his district manager job. Why spend their own money on health insurance when taxpayers would now pay most of the premiums for them?

In other examples, workers at many schools, restaurants, and municipal offices were having their hours cut, so the new law does not recognize them as full-time workers. Biden would increase these disincentives to hire, work, and earn.

The words of wisdom still stand: Subsidize something, and you’ll get more of it. As a result, expect the Biden economy to have additional unemployment, additional poverty, and lower incomes for a longer period.

Biden Attacks The Fossil Fuel Industry One More Time

“Listen to my words: I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me,” Biden said in a speech in Pittsburgh on August 31, 2020.

How many times did he say that during the campaign? I don’t know the exact number, but he said it often. And as politicians do — especially Democrat politicians — Biden knew Americans are stupid and will believe what candidates promise during their campaigns, knowing they have little or no intention to fulfill those promises. Biden used that age-old adage in politics: “Promise what you need to promise to win an election. After you’ve won, the people will forget your promise.”

Biden’s done that one more time.

Speaking at the White House, Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed President Biden would follow through with campaign promises to ban new fracking on federal land. “President Biden promised to end all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands when was a candidate,” a reporter asked. “Does the administration still have that commitment today? To end that lease?”

“We do, and our team will review the leases. We just have only been in office for a few days,” Psaki said.

Biden’s Executive Order pen went to work and did just that: put a “Moratorium” on the issuance of fracking permits on federal land.

What does that really mean? In the “real” world, placing such a Moratorium is simply an excuse for the Biden Administration to try and solve the fracking problem pleasing both sides. By calling it just a moratorium on new permits allows them to say, “We didn’t ban fracking: just new permits. And that is only temporary.” Simultaneously, they can claim to their climate change freaks, “We did it! We banned fracking!”

“Politispeak” is all this rhetoric amounts to. There’s NO truth in how they phrase it. The truth is Biden doing so will cost western states hundreds of millions of dollars and at least one million jobs!

Wednesday, January 27,  Western Energy Alliance filed a lawsuit in Wyoming federal court challenging President Biden’s executive order banning oil and natural gas leasing on federal public lands. The complaint challenges Biden’s order as exceeding presidential authority and constituting a violation of the Mineral Leasing Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act.

“The law is clear. Presidents don’t have the authority to ban leasing on public lands. All Americans own the oil and natural gas beneath public lands, and Congress has directed them to be responsibly developed on their behalf. Drying up new leasing puts future development as well as existing projects at risk. President Biden cannot simply ignore laws in effect for over half a century,” said Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Alliance. “Biden’s ban is an overreach meant to satisfy the environmental left, but it would seriously harm the livelihoods of tens of thousands of westerners and put at risk millions more as state services become unfunded.”

The suit claims:

  • The Executive Order conflicts with existing laws
  • Biden’s ban would result in $33.5 billion in lost GDP in his first term.
  • President’s action risks over $8.8 billion in conservation funding
  • If extended, over the next 20 years, the Biden Ban would result in $639.6 billion in lost GDP, $286 billion in lost wages, $151 billion in lost state tax revenue, and job losses climbing to 343,088 annually, according to the Wyoming Energy Authority study.
  • The Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law on August 5, 2020. It directs up to $1.3 billion annually toward addressing the $13 billion maintenance backlog at national parks. The funding comes from royalties and leasing revenues paid by companies to the federal government from oil and natural gas on public lands. The law also directs $900 million annually to the Land Water Conservation Fund from offshore leasing and development.

That’s just Wyoming! Do you know which state will take the largest and the most immediate financial hit with the “Biden Ban?” New Mexico. A massive amount of the state’s revenue from royalties from gas and oil wells in those federal lands. 60% of the state’s public school revenue comes directly from those royalties. Thursday, the state public school administration stated that the state public schools would be forced to close without those revenues.

Summary

This administration’s actions in just ten days have already resulted in catastrophic and unnecessary horrors for thousands of Americans. And the fear of future lost jobs, homes, businesses, and the huge increases in the cost of energy to ALL Americans are actually putting about 10 million Americans into a place of uncertainty about their futures. That uncertainty has not been felt since the Obama Administration. (Hmm… that actually explains a lot)

Scariest of all is the understanding that the President and Vice President have made abundantly clear their number one objective is to fulfill every promise they made to the far-left in Congress and the climate change syndicate who pumped tens of millions of dollars into the Biden Campaign.

I guess we can justly change the President’s name to “Quid Pro Joe.” He’s been called that before. But, at that time, the name was just a jab at this alleged Ukraine blackmail scheme. But now, Biden will wear it because he’s earned it.

And he’s not even close to finished yet: certainly much more is ahead.

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How Far Left Does Pelosi’s H.R. 1 Bill Go?

The answer in a nutshell: so far left, the table on which the 600-page bill sits has to be propped up to keep it from falling over left.

Not only is H.R. 1 a dramatically far-left piece of legislation, but if Congress passes even 10% of it, the country as we have known it is forever gone. Every dream of anyone who believes Karl Marx and his Institutional Government Control utopia has even a hint of success tied to it will be elated beyond description. The remainder of Americans will be marked — especially if they are conservatives — will be cast to the side, demeaned publicly, and banished to not a basket, but a dungeon Nancy and Chuck had specially designed for them.

It’s that bad. H.R. 1 federalizes and micromanages the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process — which is necessary for protecting our liberty and freedom. The bill interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives. What else?

What H.R. 1 Would Do

  • Seize the states’ authority to regulate voter registration and the voting process by forcing states to implement early voting, automatic voter registration, same-day registration, online voter registration, and no-fault absentee balloting.
  • Make it easier to commit fraud and promotes chaos at the polls through same-day registration, as election officials have no time to verify the accuracy of voter registration information and cannot anticipate the number of voters, ballots, and precinct workers that will be needed.
  • Hurt voter turnout through early voting by diffusing the intensity of get-out-the-vote efforts; it raises the cost of campaigns. Voters who vote early don’t have the same information as those who vote on Election Day, missing late-breaking developments that could affect their choices.
  • Degrade the accuracy of registration lists by automatically registering individuals from state databases, such as DMV and welfare offices, by registering large numbers of ineligible voters, including aliens, and multiple or duplicate registrations of the same individuals.
  • Constitute a recipe for massive voter registration fraud by hackers and cybercriminals through online voter registration not tied to an existing state record, such as a driver’s license.
  • Require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precinct, overriding the precinct system used by almost all states that allow election officials to monitor votes, staff polling places, provide enough ballots, and prevent election fraud. Mandates no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves.
  • Prevent election officials from checking the eligibility and qualifications of voters and remove ineligible voters. This includes restrictions on using the U.S. Postal Service’s national change-of-address system to verify the address of registered voters; participating in state programs that compare voter registration lists to detect individuals registered in multiple states, or ever removing registrants due to a failure to vote no matter how much time has gone by.
  • Cripple the effectiveness of state voter ID laws by allowing individuals to vote without an ID and merely signing a statement in which they claim they are who they say they are.
  • Violate the First Amendment and could cover a vast range of legal activity. Voter intimidation or coercion that prevents someone from registering or voting is already a federal crime under the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act. But H.R. 1 adds an additional provision to prevent interference with registering or voting that is so vague that it could easily interfere with free speech and other lawful activity.
  • Expand regulation and government censorship of campaigns and political activity and speech, including online and policy-related speech. H.R. 1 imposes onerous legal and administrative compliance burdens and costs on candidates, citizens, civic groups, unions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Many of these provisions violate the First Amendment, protect incumbents, and reduce the accountability of politicians to the public.
  • Reduce the number of Federal Election Commission members from six to five, allowing the political party with three commission seats to control the commission and engage in partisan enforcement activities.
  • Prohibit state election officials from participating in federal elections and impose numerous other “ethics” rules that are unconstitutional or unfairly restrict political activity.
  • Require states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they are out of prison. Section 2 of the 14th Amendment gives states the constitutional authority to decide when felons who committed crimes against their fellow citizens may vote again. Congress cannot override a constitutional amendment with a statute.
  • Transfer the right to draw congressional districts from state legislatures to “independent” commissions whose members are unaccountable to voters. H.R. 1 makes it a violation of federal law to engage in “partisan” redistricting and mandates inclusion of alien population, both legal and illegal, in all redistricting. This is an anti-democratic, unconstitutional measure that takes away the ability of the citizens of a state to make their own decision about redistricting.
  • Violate separation of powers and directly interfere with the President’s constitutional duties. H.R. 1 bans his political appointees, such as the Attorney General, from participating in, directing the defense of, or assisting in any matter (including lawsuits against a President’s policies, programs, executive orders, or his enforcement of the law) in which the President is named as a party.

Summary

President Trump and other conservatives warned us all what a Biden presidency would really be. H.R. 1, I’m sad to say, is only one page (actually 600+ pages) in what has in just one week proven to be just one of the far-left legislative ideals that Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others have promised they would push President Biden to foist on the American people. Friday morning we will dive into a complete list of his executive orders that — with the stroke of a pen — have dismantled every process and system implemented during the Trump Administration that ushered in the most economically successful and safest four years of this century. But H.R. 1 will be the death nail in the coffin of democracy in our country if passed and signed into law.

We have felt as far back as Obama’s second term that if Democrats ever find a way, they will dismantle the U.S. election system. We explained to our readers and listeners long ago that, because their party is floundering to find and keep members, their only hope for political survival is to either dismantle our current election system or totally do away with elections! Please do not doubt that H.R. 1 is the first step — and nothing more than the “first” step — in the process in which the Democrat Party Leaders empower themselves with a choke-hold on the entire political system. They will have finally achieved their supreme goal: Totalitarian control of the United States.

“Dan, you’re nothing more than a conspiracy theorist! Americans will never allow this to happen.”

Really? Do you honestly believe that? Just consider several things: did you anticipate the government, from top to bottom, telling you to go home, stay at home, and wear a mask, all to keep from being arrested for violating state and federal shutdown orders? Did you envision tens of thousands of U.S. businesses shuttering their operations after just 10 months of a government lockdown and, in doing so, put millions of Americans out of work? Did you prepare for all the financial blessings received in your family to be swept away in just a few short weeks by a pandemic, which, 10 months later, we know very little about?

I would never allege that any politicians would bear any responsibility for the COVID-19 horrors we are still experiencing. But what I DO know to be factual is that the Pelosi/Schumer led Democrats weaponized the fear and trepidation instilled in Americans by the unknown in COVID-19 to begin implementing their massive government overhaul.

And Americans quietly went home, schooled their children without teachers and with no other students in sight, made certain every family member socially distanced and always wore a mask. Still, though, Anthony Fauci told us repeatedly if we did not do all of these things, we’d all die. We did them, and people continue to die. Thus, Dems harvest the fears of Americans to use against us.

There’s one thing good about Joe, Nancy, and Chuck throwing these egregious legislative and executive actions out so quickly: their doing so has shocked Americans into the realization that the Democrat Party has NO desire any longer for democracy and no place in their party for the Rule of Law.

I guess we all need to put on our Big Boy and Big Girl underwear and get ready to either lay down and die or head to the front of what appears to be a second American Civil War.

Let’s hope this one will spill no blood!

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How Can the Senate Remove a “Former” POTUS From Office?

This impeachment fiasco gets more bizarre daily. And I’m still stuck on how the House of Representatives decided to impeach President Trump for the second time in a year, especially when he was set to leave office on January 20th. Even more bizarre than the impeachment itself is that House Democrats did not call one witness nor enter one piece of evidence during President Trump’s trial!

Put those two mysteries in a basket of Adam S—! Never before in history has any American president been treated so cavalierly, so cretin, and so unjustly by ANY Congress. History books (unless Democrats or their media henchman rewrite the history of Trump) will certainly NOT be kind to Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, Chuck Schumer, and even Mitch McConnell.

Before we wade into the pending fake trial in the Senate, get a load of what the Senate did on Tuesday — even before a trial took place.

On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul entered a motion to cancel holding the trial based on the fact that there are not enough Senators who support a conviction sufficient to meet the two-thirds necessary. Paul’s premise was that it would be unconstitutional to impeach a former president. All but five GOP senators sided with an effort proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), sending a signal that there are not enough votes to convict Trump. Convicting a president during a Senate impeachment trial requires a two-thirds majority.

Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (UT), Ben Sasse (NB), Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Pat Toomey (PA) voted with Democrats to reject Paul’s order, suggesting the five senators will vote to convict Trump. Romney was the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump during his first impeachment trial in early 2020.

The Senate ultimately voted 55–45 to table Paul’s point of order, meaning that the impeachment trial will go forward.

This is simply CRAZY! And this brings to the table an issue that MUST be resolved and resolved immediately. Does the U.S. Constitution allow the U.S. Senate to “convict and remove” a “former” President even though Article 2 states the Senate’s power is to remove a “sitting” President?

Hmmm…

A former federal judge insists that the U.S. Senate has no constitutional authority to try to impeach President Trump after he leaves office and becomes a private citizen, in what appears to be a common-sense reading of the U.S. Constitution.

In the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House passed one impeachment article against President Trump before Trump’s term in office expired. An impeachment trial in the upper chamber was not scheduled nor occurred before Mr. Trump’s leaving office. Can there be such a trial now?

Given the current timetable, according to ex-U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig who also worked in the Reagan and G.W. Bush administrations, the effort might amount to perhaps just political theater.

“Once Trump’s term ended on Jan. 20, Congress lost its constitutional authority to continue impeachment proceedings against him — even though the House had already approved an article of impeachment,” Luttig wrote. “Therefore, even though the House of Representatives impeached the president before he left office, the Senate cannot thereafter convict the former president and disqualify him under the Constitution from future public office.”

“The reason for this is found in the Constitution itself. Trump is no longer an incumbent in the Office of the President at the time of a delayed Senate proceeding and would no longer be subject to ‘impeachment conviction’ by the Senate, under the Constitution’s Impeachment Clauses. Which is to say that the Senate’s only power under the Constitution is to convict — or not — an incumbent president,” Luttig asserted, citing Article 1, Section 3, and Article II, Section 4, of the founding document.

If he were to be convicted in the Senate, Trump would be disqualified from running in 2024, which may be the end-game for the Democrats and the Never-Trump Republicans.

If the dispute over the Senate’s impeachment jurisdiction winds up in court, “It is improbable the Supreme Court will yield to Congress’s view that it has the power to impeach a president who is no longer in office when the Constitution itself is so clear that it does not,” Luttig concluded.

Luttig was a judge on the Richmond, VA -based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1991 to 2006 and later became general counsel for Boeing.

But There’s More…

Harvard Law professor emeritus and lifelong Democrat Alan Dershowitz also contends that the Senate lacks the legal authority to move ahead. He spoke to Maria Bartiromo of FOX News about the Trump impeachment matter before the House actually impeached the President, knowing there was little time for the Senate to act before noon on January 20 — when Trump’s term expired.

“But the case cannot come for trial in the Senate because the Senate has rules, and the rules would not allow the case to come to trial until – according to the majority leader – until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, an hour after President Trump leaves office,” he told Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo.

“And the Constitution specifically says, ‘The President shall be removed from office upon impeachment.’ It doesn’t say the former president. Congress has no power to impeach or try a private citizen, whether it be a private citizen named Donald Trump or named Barack Obama, or anyone else. The jurisdiction is limited to a sitting president, and so there won’t be a trial.”

“What I worry about deeply is the impact of impeachment on the First Amendment,” Dershowitz continued, citing the 1969 Supreme Court decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio and noting that Trump’s speech is constitutionally protected.

The words spoken by the president as he addressed the thousands of supporters gathered to support him “comes within core political speech, and to impeach a president for having exercised his First Amendment rights would be so dangerous to the Constitution,” the law professor told Bartiromo, noting he personally disapproved of the president’s remarks.

“It would lie around like a loaded weapon ready to be used by either party against the other party,” he said, “and that’s not what impeachment or the 25th Amendment were intended to be.”

Guilt by association has never been part of the American tradition, at least prior to the onset of Trump derangement syndrome.

“Many Democrats, including members of Congress, refused to accept Trump as the legitimate president when he was elected and refused to do so as rioting broke out at the inauguration.  Many of the same members have used the same rhetoric to ‘take back the country’ and ‘fight for the country.’ The concern is that this impeachment will not only create a precedent for an expedited pathway of ‘snap impeachments’ but allow future Congresses to impeach presidents for actions of their supporters,” George Washington University law professor and self-described liberal Jonathan Turley warned.

Why not turn to someone who teaches Constitutional law at Harvard University who really knows how the Constitution addresses such issues: Alan Dershowitz. (click on the link to hear the audio from that interview)  Alan Dershowitz on Impeachment Trial

 

Summary

Let’s face facts: After hearing from several Constitutional experts, it is evident that the Democrats rush to impeach Donald Trump and then, to break Constitutional specifics and historical precedent, push to hold a trial of Donald Trump AFTER he left office can be for one purpose only: Democrats are deathly afraid that without THEIR reaching some type of conviction which they can use to attempt to disqualify him from future federal service. They are petrified of Donald Trump!

Why could that be? It’s simple: Democrats entered the November 3rd election feeling Americans shared their hatred for Donald Trump and would send him packing. That’s not what happened. Even if one believes that Joe Biden DID legally win the election, Democrats know that margin was slippery-slim.

But what they saw that horrifies them daily is that Americans trusted Trump, even in the face of the Democrats’ incessant blathering allegation after allegation of Trump’s wrongdoing to diminish his standing in the eyes of Americans!

They failed.

Impeachment with expulsion was their “hail mary” attempt to salvage their crumbling party.

What will they try next? Remember: TruthNewsNetwork predicted before Trump’s first impeachment that they WOULD impeach Trump. When the Senate failed to convict and remove Trump in that trial, we told you Democrats would attempt a second impeachment, even if Trump won reelection. Sadly, we were correct both times.

What will happen now? “If” the Senate actually holds a “monkey trial” in a futile attempt to send Trump “permanent-packing,” it will fail. And even if somehow they find more Republicans who will join Republicans Senators Pat Toomey, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Ben Sasse to vote their way, it will be a dismal failure for Democrats and those Republicans.

Meanwhile, former President Trump lives in MarLago, plays golf, meets with fellow conservatives, assists his children in running the Trump Empire, and plots his future in politics — in Washington D.C.!

The American Marxist Revolution: 2020-2021

Truth has become the new hate speech. Pamela Geller

The truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains to bring it to light. George Washington

Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli

Guest Commentary by Kelleigh Nelson

Patrick Henry said, “It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.”  How true this is for America today.  The dread I felt knowing that President Donald Trump handily won the 2020 election but treason and fraud cheated him out of a second term overwhelmed my spirit.  Many American patriots are full of the same fear and dread knowing the Biden administration will completely destroy what President Trump accomplished in four years without the help of Republicans.  And in all those years he was pilloried, lied about, and hated not just by the Marxist Democrats, but by a majority of the neo-con Trotskyite Republicans as well.

“Fear” is spoken of over 500 times in the King James Version of the Bible. In addition to the “Fear-nots,” many times the Bible teaches us to “Fear God,” which really means reverence God alone and do not fear anyone or anything else.  Years ago, a dear friend called my attention to Proverbs1:33 and I have relied on this passage ever since.  Those of us who belong to the Lord are his children, and as such, He watches over us.  When the devil tempted Christ, Jesus said to him, “Get thee behind me satan.” We must do the same.

As big as our fears are, God is bigger still. Because the Eternal One is constant and whole, God can contain our fears, absorb the shock of them, until we feel ourselves strong enough to carry on. American patriots will carry on with God’s help!

Despair and Anger

January 6th changed everything.  When VP Mike Pence stabbed President Trump in the back and the Republic in the heart, we knew it was over.  What Benedict Judas Pence did was expected as he’s always been an establishment globalist. Pence carries a Bible out front, and a knife behind his back. After all, he and Reince Priebus made sure intelligence expert General Michael Flynn was ousted as the National Security Advisor from the Trump administration in order to keep the Deep State’s diabolical plans from being destroyed.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) along with their close commie friends, Antifa, have used racism to garner support and donations while destroying federal buildings and middle-class businesses, including those owned by black Americans.  BLM’s three black women founders have openly admitted they are trained Marxists, trained by Bill Ayers’ Weathermen Underground, the 1960’s communist radicals.  The ownership and enslavement of any person, whether they be black and brown, Irish or Asians, was an evil that America eliminated, but slavery is on the American horizon. Today’s promotion of communism by both political parties will eventually enslave everyone. Four years of Donald Trump brought out their true Marxist natures.

Many patriots are angry that Trump wouldn’t listen to the people who could have saved the Republic and his presidency.  Instead, Trump listened to his Deep State advisors who have surrounded him for four years.  Unless the 2020 election is exposed for its treason, fraud, and foreign interference, we will never have another honest and fair election.  Justice is problematic as the politically one-sided courts are refusing to take these cases, and that includes SCOTUS.

It seems Trump’s discernment regarding people he hires hasn’t changed.  The former president has hired Butch Bowers at the recommendation of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Like former Deep Stater Attorney General Bill Barr, Bowers served in the U.S. Justice Department under former President George W. Bush, whereas Barr was under former CIA Director and then-President George H.W. Bush.

Democrats who now control all three branches of government are fully behind an impeachment of the 45th President for allegedly inciting an insurrection in the capitol.  They hope the second impeachment will result in disbarment from future office. Eric Swalwell, who had a lengthy foray with Chinese spy and honeypot, Fang Fang, will have a prominent role in the impeachment trial.

The left hates Trump for disrupting their plans of a Hillary win in 2016, and they’ll never let him rest in peace for trying to save this nation…they want his family, his businesses, and his entire fortune destroyed, and they will probably succeed.  Multiple banks are already closing Trump’s accounts, losing millions, but doing what they’re told.  Of course, it’s not legal or right, but with communists in control, our constitution is worthless paper.

Fraud and Destruction

Trump’s list of accomplishments was published by the White House prior to his departure.  Biden need only go through that list and by Executive Order (EO) overturn most of them.  On his first afternoon in office, Biden signed a multitude of EOs and made the statement that he had no idea what he was signing.  Kamala Harris told him to sign it anyway.

The communist coup d’état of America has been planned for decades and was thoroughly implemented over the last seventy years.  We are now facing the purge and a full attack of communist reeducation camps for 80 million Trump supporters.  Former Obama CIA Director, John Brennan claims Biden officials are moving at lightning speed to identify and root out “political opposition” from the American population.  This closely resembles the Chinese detention and reeducation camps for their Uyghur population.

One has to wonder how long it will be before we’ll see book burning in America. After all, most of the classics have been banned from American education, including Homer and Shakespeare. Science-fiction writer Jon Del Arroz told the WSJ, “It’s a tragedy that this anti-intellectual movement of canceling the classics is gaining traction among educators and the mainstream publishing industry. Erasing the history of great works only limits the ability of children to become literate.”

In 2000, many Americans believed they had elected a Christian president in George W. Bush, but his mask came off after his wife and mother later admitted they were for abortion.  In 2016, Bush said he voted for Hillary, and after Trump’s 2017 inauguration speech, he said, “that was some weird s**t.”

Democrat Congressman James Clyburn stated in a video posted to Twitter that George W. Bush told him, “You know, you’re the savior because if you had not nominated Joe Biden, we would not be having this transfer of power today. Joe Biden was the only one who could have defeated the incumbent president.” For decades, republican presidents and politicians have been members of the same establishment cabal as the democrats. Defeated?  Hell no, it was stolen!

Birds of a Feather

After January 6th, President Trump was exiled by the Washington political machine, the establishment media, and Big Tech billionaires on the opposite side of the country.  They did this to the leader of the free world because they are owned by the communists who infiltrated this country from Europe only 60 years after the Constitution was signed.  By the 1950s, they had permeated every facet of society including federal, state, and local governments.  Our judiciary was one of the main targets, along with media, education, medicine, Hollywood, and the entire American culture that once consisted of patriotic love of country, kindness, courtesy, and decency to your fellow man…something Maxine Waters and her comrades worked diligently to destroy.

President Trump listened to his Deep State insiders and forfeited our White House to communist traitors. Why didn’t he fight?  We don’t know.  We know the enemies of freedom threaten and kill people.  My friend Phil Haney is gone.  Seth Rich is gone; Vince Foster was gone long ago and far more have since been expunged.  We expected and needed a spine of steel to stand against the obvious treason.

American patriots are devastated, they can’t sleep and they’re tortured with worry over our country.  Yet, despite this evil, despite the fears, God is still on the throne, He still answers prayer, and He is still in charge.  His will is a perfect will.  Rain falls on the just and unjust, and God’s kids are at the forefront of faith, hope, and charity.  We must trust in Him.

Military

The communist left hates our military, but called on every state to send their National Guard to DC to oversee the unattended ersatz inauguration of Joe Biden. Several of the National Guard tasked with providing security for the inauguration event turned their backs to Biden as the presidential motorcade made its way to the US Capitol.

The democrats actually removed the Guard from the warm environment of the Capitol Hill complex and banished them to the cold underground parking garage. After an outrage, they were allowed back into Capitol Hill, but why are they even still there?

Some states have actually told them to come home. While in the underground parking garage, newly elected Congressman Madison Cawthorn took pizzas to them and even told them they could sleep in his office.  Better yet, our former president opened Trump Towers and all its benefits to all of them.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff

In an unprecedented memo to the American citizenry, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) stated the following, “As service members, we must embody the values and ideals of the nation. We support and defend the Constitution. Any act to disrupt the constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values, and oath, it is against the law.”

The memo stresses that the United States military “will obey lawful orders from civilian leadership, support civil authorities to protect lives and property, ensure public safety in accordance with the law, and remain fully committed to protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Interesting isn’t it that they certainly weren’t worried about the George Floyd riots or the destruction in many Democrat-held cities across the country by the Marxists of both Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Nothing was done about the sixty-one days of unbridled Antifa thuggery that destroyed the entire front of the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Oregon.  But of course, nothing was done to stop the destruction and looting in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Atlanta, and so many other cities across the country.  They have stressed a commitment to the constitution which has been dramatically frayed by the actions of the Marxists within both parties.

The JCS have warned against sedition and insurrection, but it apparently only applies to what happened in the country’s Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

Biden’s EOs

Immediate changes took place in the Oval Office.  The picture of President Andrew Jackson was replaced with a picture of Ben Franklin, and a bust of Cesar Chavez was placed on the credenza behind Biden’s desk.

Biden’s plan for his first day in office was the reversal of numerous of Trump’s achievements, especially those that benefitted the American working class.

All federal workforces across the country will be required to wear masks until May 1st, 2021.  This will spread to the states, unfortunately, and the Conservative Tree House has reported the ten EOs that federally weaponize COVID against us.

Expect to pay more in travel expenses.  Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, as promised. In so doing, he killed some 11,000 direct jobs that the pipeline’s construction was to have created, and an estimated 60,000 indirect jobs in secondary, related industries.

Women will have to compete against biological male athletes who are trans gendering to female.  The border wall construction is stopped.  Trump’s 1776 Commission is stopped and the 1619 project via the New York Time’s revisionist history will now continue.  Travel bans from known terrorist countries have been reversed.  We will now rejoin the communist Chinese loving World Health Organization and pay exorbitant fees to them.

He also wants non-citizens counted in the census and protections for Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  What protections?

We will join the sham Paris Agreement which is projected to cost 400,000 jobs, an average income loss for families of four of $20,000, and a $2.5 trillion hit to the nation’s gross domestic product.

One of the worst EOs of this Catholic president is revoking the policy that prevents federal taxpayer dollars from going to abortions abroad.

Conclusion

Do you remember how Apple wouldn’t help unlock the phones of the terrorists?  The FBI eventually accessed that device without Apple’s help working with a third-party security firm.

There’s a huge difference today with America’s Big Tech.  Zuckerberg’s Facebook is giving the FBI all the messages of Capitol Hill Protesters who allegedly took part in the riot, including their private messages since many of the events were apparently arranged on the social media platform.

Simone Gold, leader of the Frontline Doctors who has told the truth about the lies of COVID-19, masks, lockdowns, and the politicized National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was arrested and shackled for being at the Trump rally at the Capitol on January 6th.  She is set for arraignment on Tuesday, January 26th.

Eliminating history, shutting down the truth, and censoring those who love freedom — all are communist traits.  What’s next?  Labeling Christians as terrorists because the Marxists hate God?  Remember what was done to our Jewish brethren in Nazi Germany.

Get out of your recliners, dump the beer, turn off the sports and start writing and calling every damned one of these evil communists in our local, state, and the federal government.  Don’t wait for someone else to lead you, otherwise, you may just end up in a reeducation camp like the Uyghurs of China or worse.

 

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Biden’s American Inclusiveness Dream

“Can’t we just all get along?”

If Joe Biden were candid about his non-stop stately declarations of “I want to be the President for all Americans,” he’d continue with his magic recipe to cure all of America’s problems: we just all need to “get along.”

Let’s take a look at Joe’s first steps toward inclusion:

  • POLITICO and the Washington Post have published pieces of late in which promises are made about political diversity in Biden’s camp staffing.
  • He has named quite a few Big Tech heavyweights and is rumored to be considering some current and former Republicans to critical posts. Among the names being floated for possible Biden Cabinet posts are Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of eBay, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, both of whom spoke at August’s Democratic National Convention. Massachusetts GOP Gov. Charlie Baker and former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) have also been mentioned, as has former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), who resigned from Congress in 2018 and became a lobbyist. There is not one conservative in the lot. In fact, John Kasimcigma and Jeff Flake epitomize the term RINO: “Republican in name only. No inclusion yet on staffing.
  • One of his Wednesday executive orders was to discontinue deportations immediately. How inclusive is that? Remember: the rumored 10-12 million illegals already in the U.S. contain several criminals who have sordid criminal pasts in their home countries, and many continued those habits after sneaking across the border. Ask Texans about that. According to reports from the Texas Department of Justice, the latest report shows 245,000 criminal aliens were booked into Texas jails from 2011 through February 2018. The aliens, two-thirds of whom were in the country illegally, were charged with more than 650,000 criminal offenses. They have been convicted of almost 600 murders, 30,000 assaults, 3,300 sexual assaults, 9,000 burglaries, 20,000 thefts, 38,000 drug crimes, and 274 kidnappings. These are conservative figures because they included only alien arrests reported to DPS by Texas police agencies. Additionally, arrestees not “biometrically verified” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were excluded from the data set.
  • As all candidates do, Joe told Americans he would immediately tackle the economy. He fraudulently quoted the unemployment numbers and the numbers of closed businesses while blaming Trump for all that. His promised remedy for that? Get everybody to buy only American made products! And his first big “tackle” in the economy was to take executive action to cancel the XL Pipeline permit, which instantly stopped construction. That will quickly eliminate 11,000 jobs for Americans along with $2.2 billion in payroll. Biden “inclusiveness” Part II.
  • We found out how Joe will keep foreign terrorist acts (which we saw not during the last four years) from occurring here during his administration. How? “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, welcomed President Joe Biden’s announced termination — on his first day in office — of the previous administration’s discriminatory Muslim and African Bans.”  Of course, the ban was NOT a Muslim ban. Far more Muslim countries were NOT part of the ban than those which were. But calling it a Muslim ban by the mainstream media gave Biden campaign fodder to use against Trump. The fact is, you’d have a tough job naming one U.S. terrorist act this century that was NOT committed by someone from a Muslim country.
  • Joe added a few more executive orders, which included reversing the rollbacks to vehicle emissions standards; undoing decisions to slash the size of several national monuments; enforcing a temporary moratorium on oil and natural gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and re-establishing a working group on the social costs of greenhouse gasses. Each of those will immediately when executed, put American workers in unemployment lines and raise taxes on us all. In the wake of the XL Pipeline termination and returning egregious vehicle emissions standards, the price of gas has already seen gas at the pump start climbing. And his “temporary” moratorium on oil and gas leases in the Arctic will again sideline workers. By the way, can you define the meaning of “the social costs of greenhouse gases?”
  • Another order that Biden signed on Wednesday instructs federal agencies to prioritize racial equity and review policies that reinforce systemic racism. Biden also revoked a Trump order limiting federal agencies, contractors, and other institutions to hold diversity and inclusion training. Both of these will immediately cost millions of dollars for business owners and drive employees at every level in companies absolutely crazy trying to “prioritize racial equity” and figure out exactly where they can even find “systemic racism.” Both of these are purposely ambiguous.
  • Biden’s order stopping illegal deportation has a caveat which the mainstream media failed to relate on Wednesday. Biden ordered the immediate release of EVERY illegal being held! That means ICE is prevented from processing any illegals, including criminals, some of whom are known to be felons. That means that 10,000+ illegals are RIGHT NOW released without ANY way to know where they are in the U.S.
  • Parents with small children in public schools should immediately have a sit-down with them. Why? They will now — thanks to the President — be sharing restrooms with other students who may biologically be dressed as a student biologically opposite of the name on that restroom door. That order signed by Biden probably is the death-nail on women’s sports in the U.S.

And he’s just getting started. What a start!

We’re Adding a Once-A-Week Feature at TruthNewsNetwork: Each Monday, we will list the previous week’s “Biden Lies.” Of course, if the President goes a week without any substantive lies, we’ll give him a pass. But if he continues his practices from his first 3.5 days, we’ll have a busy Monday each week!

Let’s get started with our first week’s edition:

Biden’s Lies Week of January 20th (Inauguration Day)

Number 1: Biden Warns Pandemic Will Worsen After Pledging To Shut Down Virus

President Biden spent the entire campaign last year running on a platform to shut down the novel coronavirus, only to back away from the signature pledge on day three of his White House tenure with a bold admission. “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden said on Jan. 22.

Number 2: Biden Claims Federal Government Never Acted with Urgency to Combat Pandemic

Joe Biden claimed the federal government failed to “act with the urgency” necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, apparently neglecting to mention the Trump White House’s Operation Warp Speed that produced two viable coronavirus vaccines by the year’s end. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn also pointed out that Congress passed trillions in stimulus, providing pandemic efforts and economic recovery funds.

Number 3: Biden Team Tells CNN Trump Offered No Plan for Vaccine Distribution

Sources within the Biden administration told CNN they inherited no vaccine distribution plan from the previous White House. “There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch,” one source reportedly told CNN’s MJ Lee, except there was, as outlined in Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed.” We published the Trump Administration exhaustive Vaccine Distribution Plan in October that had been written, edited by the CDC and the Pentagon to include even more distribution detail, and put in the hands of thousands of U.S. hospitals, medical clinics, and Homeland Security offices.

Number 4: Biden White House Claims Elites ‘Celebrating’ Is Exception to Mask Edict

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki justified Biden’s decision with his family to forgo face masks at the Lincoln Memorial after signing an executive order requiring them on all federal lands. “He was celebrating a historic day in our country. We have bigger things to worry about,” said Psaki, whose dismissal of the face mask as an insignificant issue was contradicted by the White House edict passed hours earlier. (“Rules for Thee but not Me!”

Number 5: Biden Falsely Claims ‘All’ Media Smeared Vaccine Plan as ‘Impossible’

Joe Biden defended his administration’s goal to vaccinate 100 million Americans within his first 100 days in office after a reporter questioned whether the target was too modest. “When I announced it, you all said it wasn’t possible. C’mon. Gimme a break, man,” Biden snapped. (Joe just forgot his projections about COVID. After all, in September, while campaigning, he stated numerous times that 500,000 would die from COVID by election day due to Trump’s inactions. Cognitive Decline, maybe?)

Number 6: Biden Vows to Be Unity President After Smearing GOP Sens. as Nazis

Biden launched his first term as commander-in-chief by branding himself as the unifier-in-chief while aggressively pursuing a partisan progressive agenda promoting left-wing ideas of “social justice” after smearing two Republican senators as Nazi collaborators. “To all those who did not support us, let me say this: Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart,” Biden pleaded with the American people.

Less than two weeks prior, however, the “unity” president smeared Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas as Nazis.

Summary

None of us wondered if we’d have much to dig into here every day during the Biden Administration. Now we know why! Not only did he before his election give us untruths and comedy gaffes daily, but he also seems to be continuing with the circus show daily. We’ll let him be the ringmaster, but we’re going to chronicle for all that he does.

Seriously, this is no laughing matter. This is without question the most critical time in our nation’s history. All those principles on which it was founded are under attack — and, sadly, from a sitting U.S. president! He is confident the massive undergirding of his party’s surreptitious plans for moving the U.S. far left will be benignly accepted by the majority of Americans. In thinking that, he’s deluded.

One quick prediction and we’ll close: Joe Biden will be President only as long as the Democrat Party machine needs him. Once Joe blinks or falters, Jill will one day call Pelosi and Schumer and tell them Joe slipped in the shower, hit his head, and announced he “doesn’t want to do this anymore!”

Think about it: then we’ll have President Harris!

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Saturday Bullet Points: January 22, 2021

It’s Saturday again. It’s cold and wet in northwest Louisiana. That makes it a perfect day to heat up the cocoa, light the fire, and spend a little time catching up on the week’s news.

In our “Bullet Point” offering every Saturday, we re-address the biggest stories of the week for you, many of which you may have missed. The process is simple: read a few sentences in each bullet point that describe what’s in each event story. If you want more details about that story, click on the blue “swoosh” arrow, and it will take you to the full story. If you’ve already read a story about the specific bullet-point topic, move on to the next one.

Relax this morning: you deserve it! Catch up on things you may have overlooked. And in this political environment, though tempted to worry and fret, don’t give in to the temptation of fear. Worry does no one any good.

By the way: If you missed yesterday’s “TNN Live” Streaming show, you can grab it to listen to today. A direct link to it is immediately below today’s “Bullet Points.” Feel free to listen, download, and even share as you like. Of course, there’s no cost.

Enjoy!

Bullet Points

  • Joe Biden’s first day as President was a big one — and not a really good one. Why? He signed a satchel full of executive orders. Of course, we heard from the White House media folks that “President Biden took executive action which was desperately needed to undo multiple policies of the Trump Administration that harmed the American people and cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.” We looked at all of them and not one we could find fit THEIR description. But what we DID discover that, in total, Biden’s EO’s will destroy almost immediately 70,000 jobs. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Everyone now knows 25,000 National Guard members were called to Washington D.C. because of “credible evidence” from the Intelligence Community that, on Inauguration Day, there were planned demonstrations and rioting by extremists that were not only coming to D.C., but to every one of the 50 state capitals. Everyone now also knows there was NO violence in D.C. nor in any of those state capitals. But the National Guard members as of yesterday were still on assignment in Washington. And they were being forced to sleep on concrete floors in a parking garage! For complete details, click on this link:  
  • Republicans in the 2020 campaign warned Americans that if the GOP lost majority control in the Senate, a Schumer-led Democrat majority would pack the courts — including the Supreme Court — and end the filibuster, which has been the only way the minority party has any say-so in legislation. Schumer initially indicated to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would NOT end the filibuster. But now, things are looking a little different. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Day One as President turned out to a hard day for Mr. Biden. After all, he is the oldest person to ever be sworn into office as POTUS. But he made it clear to all during the campaign that he was ready and fit for the job. But his responses to Day One events seem to have proven otherwise. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Don’t get angry at the story you will see if you click the link here. Joe Biden enters the White House certainly facing some serious challenges. Of course, he’s ready to accept the challenges, he maintains. I think, however, once you read what TIME had to say about the “stuff” Trump left for Biden, you’re going to disagree a bit. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Did you see the streets of Washington D.C. during the Biden Inauguration? Most expected there would massive crowds lined up along the presidential motorcade route pressing forward to get a glimpse at the new President. However, nobody was there! That’s a bit of an overstatement. But in the context of “normal” inaugurations, there was nobody there! However, there were 25,000 “extra” National Guard members in town to keep Mr. Biden safe. I think that picture illustrates Democrats to be a bit paranoid. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It appears that a bunch of Americans who voted for Biden based on some of his promises are already disappointed. If not now, it appears they’re in for some sadness. Biden’s appeal to all for unity in the nation has already fallen apart. He’s already begun breaking his promises. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • EVERY conservative American — at least every female conservative American — were aghast at the four years of the Trumps in the White House because of the egregious treatment of the First Lady by the media. Melania Trump is undoubtedly in the top several of former first ladies when it comes to grace, beauty, attitude, and certainly her fashion statements. She deserved much better from the American press. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Former President Obama famously denied there was any violence in the northwest or midwest as the cities of Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, and Chicago were racked with demonstrations, riots, looting, and a bunch of destruction of private and public property. Biden, while campaigning, simply ignored the ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter devastation. Friday, Iowa U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley urged Biden to speak to the CURRENT such attacks going on in Portland and Seattle. Biden has so far been silent. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • California has been especially hard-hit by COVID-19. Many healthcare officials feel California’s massive number of cases are due, at least in part, to the sinister statewide lockdown mandates issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. But two huge counties in the state are impacted with almost opposite results in handling the pandemic. And they’re right next door to each other. What could be making the difference? For the answers and more details, click on this link: 
  • Speaking of California, its colorful “Playboy” Governor — Gavin Newsom — has apparently been “playing” on the side, making some big bucks for someone: the Chinese. He purposely kept from sight a massive contract he negotiated and signed with a Chinese company — a $1 Billion contract. Many Californians are questioning the deal and are now even concerned about possible shenanigans by the governor. For complete details, click on this link: 

 

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Is American Unity Possible?

Is there any way for unity after all that we’ve been through as a nation the last twelve years? “Twelve years? Shouldn’t that be four years?” Nope: remember that Barack Obama actually defined just how wide is the political chasm between people in our nation.

Throughout the Biden campaign, we heard the incessant cries that he wanted to be “the President of all the people, not just Democrats.” He claimed he would “work for the good of ALL the country.” He, as does every presidential candidate, taught us all that ‘“Now is a time for healing.”

Then came the November 3rd election. Chaos erupted. Any hope for unity was dashed on the rocky shores of the sea of “Just ignore the unproven Trump claims of a stolen election and trust us.”

The calls for unity continued and grew deafening: “Stop investigating ballot fraud. What we need now is unity!”

Do you want unity? That’s fair. Do you define unity between the political Left and Right as silencing the cries of one side? Which side should be silent?

What to do. If the Right in this case opted for the Left’s historical examples of unity in the U.S., it would look like this:

In unity with you, we will follow your example of the past four years and…

  • Deny the legitimacy of the 2020 election for the next four years.
  • Investigate the Biden family’s every business dealing at home and abroad.
  • Continually question Biden’s mental fitness to hold office.
  • Continually question Biden’s physical fitness to hold office.
  • Blame Biden for every person who dies from the coronavirus after January 20.
  • Blame Biden personally for every Black person who gets shot anywhere in America.
  • Never stop publicizing that Biden has been accused of grabbing a woman’s crotch against her will.
  • Emphasize that, any time a woman makes a claim of sexual harassment against Biden, she must be believed.
  • Continue publicizing that Kamala Harris slept her way into public office.
  • Remind people that, no less than Stormy Daniels, Kamala Harris was a public figure’s mistress.
  • Accuse Biden of treason for consorting with enemies like the wife of the Moscow mayor, who gave the Bidens $3.5 million, the Chinese who put the Bidens on their payroll, and the Ukrainians of Burisma.
  • Investigate the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, and if and when those photos can be released, they will be To the entire nation.
  • Demand that Biden condemns racism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny at least once each month while he’s in office.
  • Work to disrupt and slow the process of confirmation all of Biden’s appointments which require Senate advice and consent.
  • We will make one small exception and will not impeach. Just as Richard Nixon knew precisely what he was doing when he made Spiro Agnew his running mate (aka his life insurance policy), so did Biden by running with his.

Unifying Good Americans and Bad Americans

Empathy and a common cause are imperative for unity. Although, the effort to delegitimize Trump over the past four years also resulted in the de-legitimization of his voters. Clinton set the tone in 2016 when she referred to Trump voters as “deplorables.” The Democrats and the liberal-leaning media have since continued to depict Trump’s voters as stupid racists who supported a fascist committed to destroying America.

Will the Democrats recognize that Trump voters are not bad people, or will unity depend on Republicans first repenting for their sins to rejoin enlightened and civilized America? Michelle Obama pointed to the urgent need to unify America by reaching out to Trump voters as she stated that half the country — the Republican half — voted for “supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division.”

If the Trump voters have supported division and the Biden voters supported unity, the polarization of America has been between bad Americans and good Americans. There does not appear to be any empathy for Trump voters who believe that President Trump made America great again and blamed Democrats for destroying the country. Does unity entail mutual understanding and a common cause, or for the virtuous to emerge victorious over the wicked?

Unity under Identity Politics?

The self-acclaimed role of the Democratic Party as the defenders of minorities has implied that the Republican Party, as the opponent and the “other,” seeks to marginalize minorities. As Biden brazenly told a black voter during the campaign: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” The tendency to view supporters of the opposition as bad people was also exemplified with Biden explaining to an interviewer that around 10-15% of Americans are “not very good people.” Does unity entail giving Trump voters a path to redeem themselves by supporting the right policies and voting the right way?

How will Biden respond to the fact that Trump increased his support with every demographic group except white men? Identity politics explained the Trump phenomenon in 2016 as racist and misogynistic white men unleashing their fury upon marginalized groups. Hannah-Jones, The New York Times’ 1619 Project author, explained that the large vote for Trump among Cuban Americans was because they are not Latino but white – who betrayed people of color by joining the White Supremacist movement. Will identity politics be ended or will the tolerant find common cause with the White Supremacists?

Unity Requires Consensus

There’s just than one way to reach unity: it’s not “I win, you lose.” That will NEVER inspire unity. There must be a recognition of differences with a mutual understanding and agreement that for unity to EVER happen, each party must be willing to concede some things to the other that caused the divisiveness that both claim to be trying to eliminate. Are we seeing ANY of that today?

Democrats are outraged that Trump and his supporters are undermining the legitimacy of the Biden presidency, which is believed to reaffirm the absence of a moral compass among these deplorables and irredeemables.

However, the Democrats did not recognize the legitimacy of the Trump presidency! The Trump presidency was tarnished with four years of Russia-Gate and depicting Trump as a Russian agent. Hillary Clinton just days ago repeated that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her, and in August she advised that “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances.” Yet the Trump voters are asked to concede the election without any plausible explanations for the obvious vote irregularity in six swing states.

What is the lesson learned for the Trump voters? Voters made excuses for Trump’s unabashed and un-presidential demeanor as a necessary personal trait to take on a biased media, tech-monopolies and the deep state. In the end, they consider Trump to have been deposed by a media that misrepresented Trump and never held Biden accountable, tech-monopolies that manipulated algorithms and imposed politically motivated censorship, and a security state that continuously undermined his presidency. Is the lesson that the next Republican candidate they vote for will have to be even more unapologetic and unabashed in the endeavor to make America great again?

The Divided States of America

One does not need to agree with the Trump voter or share their frustration. But the absolute resistance to recognize and accept how intense are their frustrations and beliefs will prevent unity.

The Biden election campaign consisted of delegitimizing and rejecting everything that Trump stands for, which implies there is not much room for a common cause. Trump aimed to reverse and undo all of Obama’s policies, and Biden has committed himself to reverse everything done by Trump. The Republican challenger to Biden in 2024 will likely seek to undo everything Biden seeks to do.

Let’s be honest: the U.S. has fragmented towards two sets of identities, values, and ambitions that view the other side as an enemy attempting to destroy America. Biden’s ambition to be a president for all Americans is “presidential.” It’s going to be difficult at best for Joe to hold onto the standard Democrat processes of constantly denigrating Republicans, diminishing their value in the World while preaching the need for all to unite.

Summary

Remember that old saying: “The proof’s in the pudding.” Americans have heard much lip service from Democrats about seeking unity. But I’m suspicious of there being a Democrat today who genuinely wants to compromise on the policies on which they have marched for four years demanding each and every one of them in “their” administration.

Unity requires compromise. We could list examples ad nauseum that illustrate that Democrat leaders have voiced numerous demands for unity in a Biden presidency. But little if any evidence of willingness to negotiate on any of their demands has  been rumored.

Today on “TNN Live” at 9:00 AM Central, we dive into the “specifics” of the actions Biden Democrats have already announced. We detail specifics. You’re encouraged to join us live by clicking on the blue horizontal banner at the top right of this story. If you cannot join live, any time after 12 noon, a link to today’s completed “TNN Live” show will be posted below on which you can click to get the completed streaming two-hour show. There’s no charge, of course.

In a nutshell, I am suspicious of the Democrat leaders in Congress as well as those already confirmed to be part of the Biden White House. But we all should give them the benefit of the doubt for now. I hope I’m wrong. But sadly, my optimism vanished just hours after the inauguration. Join us for the deep-dive every Monday through Friday as we dig into what’s happening — really happening — in D.C.

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“Overthrowing America From Within” (by Kelleigh Nelson)

  • “Restrictions of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”  William O. Douglas
  • “Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order.”  John V. Lindsay, Former U.S. Congressman
  • “There is no substitute for a militant freedom.”  President Calvin Coolidge
  • “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” Thomas Jefferson

Oh yes, the perfect plan, a coup d’état if you please, was hatched and executed with skill by the Chinese, the Democrat Party and a number of Republican comrades.  Do you see it now?

Communist Collusion

The collusion was simple.  China hates President Trump, the establishment globalists in both parties hate President Trump, the mainstream media hates President Trump and Hollywood hates President Trump.  They formed a bond.  That bond undoubtedly led to the Chinese Wuhan Virus being loosed in late 2019.

If Vice President Al Gore could call the Chinese hierarchy in 1996 to gain funding for Bill Clinton’s second term by negotiating the giveaway of our military secrets for campaign cash, surely a call was made by Pelosi and her comrades in 2019 to destroy their enemy, Donald Trump.  The economy was soaring, Americans were happy, all was well until massive fear was sold to the American public about Covid-19 and the likely death rates in early 2020.  The economy was about to crash.

Coronavirus Task Force

The President’s Coronavirus Task Force was established on January 29, 2020, with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar as chair. On February 26, 2020, President Trump named Vice President Mike Pence to chair the task force, and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Deborah Birx was named the response coordinator on the same day. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield were brought into the task force on January 29, and were kept as the top advisors by VP Pence.

Mike Pence’s three chosen leaders, all of whom are Democrats, consistently enforced the never-before lockdowns and quarantines of healthy Americans, resulting in the devastating contracture of the economy.  How has that worked out for us?!

Anthony Fauci is a close friend of Nancy Pelosi, and appeared at the Atlantic Magazine’s 2020 yearly festival as the top speaker with Hillary Clinton.  Among the other 112 leftists present were Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, Bill Gates, and Marxist BLM cofounder Alicia Garza.

On March 16, a 20-page report from Neil Ferguson’s team at Imperial College London quickly gathered massive attention by producing enormous death estimates. Dr. Ferguson had previously publicized almost equally sensational death estimates from mad cow disease, bird flu, and swine flu.  Ferguson shared their projections with Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx and the White House coronavirus task force.  They even sent a copy of their report to the task force before its release.  The Imperial College model was proven to be complete trash.

It was Anthony Fauci who took the false death models to President Trump and told him the economy had to be temporarily shut down or 2.2 million Americans would die.  China spokesperson, World Health Organization (WHO) Director, Dr. Tedros Adhanom and Fauci are good friends and agreed on the death estimates.  WHO leaders, including Tedros, were accused of running interference for China’s propaganda to absolve the communist nation of responsibility for the global spread of Covid-19.Thankfully, our president cut off incoming Chinese flights to protect us.

Trump Economy Destroyed

Our president certainly did not want over two million Americans to die, so he shut down the economy, originally for only two weeks, but which lasted for months.  Democratic state and city leaders loved the totalitarian powers afforded by the shutdown and have continued the lockdown ultimately destroying small businesses and the middleclass.  All part of the plan to destroy Trump.

The devastation caused from the quarantine of healthy Americans has been far worse than the Wuhan virus.  More than 49 percent of San Francisco’s small businesses are gone forever.  In New York City, the devastation has reached over 60 percent, which is also the statistic for the entire nation. Think of it: 60 percent of all small businesses destroyed. Small businesses are owned by America’s middleclass — those who support Donald J. Trump.

Almost half of all black small businesses are closed forever, many from Covid-19, and those many who survived the COVID-19 shutdowns were destroyed by BLM and Antifa riots.  Suicides have reached astronomic levels; drugs, alcohol and marital and child abuse are at all-time highs.  America’s economic powerhouse was wiped out in one fell swoop, all planned and devised to destroy our President and the people who supported him.

COVID-19 deaths have reached 300,000, and a great portion of those deaths were in rehab or nursing homes where democratic leaders placed COVID-positive patients, spreading the disease and killing thousands of elderlies with comorbidities.

Fauci denied the use of the safe and cheap 60-year-old drug Hydroxychloroquine for treatment in early diagnosis of COVID-19.  He preferred his more expensive drug, Remdesivir, along with the vaccine that he and Bill Gates promoted to end COVID-19, an untested and dangerous inoculation that will fill their personal coffers.

I urge everyone to read the Johns Hopkins report put out by Genevieve Briand shared by the WayBack Machine.  The original article was put on the web and then pulled two days later.  There are no more deaths in 2020 than in previous years.  Deaths that would normally appear because of cancer, heart disease, flu, pneumonia, diabetes, etc. have all been categorized as COVID-19; the yearly death rate remains the same.  We have been lied to and the lemmings continue wearing their face diapers.

2020 Election Treason

Destroying the booming Trump economy wasn’t enough. The Marxist comrades who hate liberty and freedom had tried a myriad of attacks against the president, all of them failing, but this time they had to make sure.

In 1960, the election between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon was won by Kennedy when Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley made sure the dead voted for JFK at the request of Kennedy’s father, Joseph Kennedy.  Texas did much the same for the vice president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, sealing the loss for Nixon. Vote fraud worked; treason was accomplished.

We’ve seen it time and again over the years. In 2018, Republicans all over the nation went to bed believing they had won their elections handily, finding out a week or two later they had lost. Recounts were done for days and weeks after the election of allegedly misplaced ballots which gave democrats the edge. 2018 was the test trial.  The House changed from a republican majority to a democrat majority with Nancy Pelosi and her comrades at the helm. We can thank Paul Ryan for allowing and encouraging 41 Republicans to retire that year. VP Pence’s closest friends from his six terms in congress also retired that year: Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Jeff Flake.

In the 2020 election, 28 states used the Dominion voting machines with Smartmatic software.  Six They were connected to the internet and a declaration from an active-duty military analyst was made public in December 2020. The analyst said that within five days of the election he/she was able to connect dominonvotingsystems.com, which is Dominion’s proprietary URL, to China, Russia, Iran, Germany, Serbia and Indivisible.org. ScorecardIndivisible.org is a radical far left group linked to Barack Obama.  The organization is a radical Trump-hating group that protests and smears President Trump.

Treason and fraud gave the election to a dementia ridden 77-year-old whose vice-presidential choice slept her way to the top with Willie Brown, her senior by 31 years.  Within a year, I expect our first female president will be Kamala Harris, a hardcore leftist who hates America and who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race because she garnered so few votes and ran out of funds.  Harris is not eligible for the Vice Presidency or the Presidency because she is not a natural-born citizen.

Conclusion

The plan was conceived, plotted and carried out expertly by those who hate Donald Trump, America, her Constitution and the God given freedoms written within.  Four years of attacks on our president…Covid-19, the murder of our economy, and the treasonous fraud of our 2020 election finally destroyed President Trump’s landslide victory for a second term.

Donald Trump spoke our language, and that’s why we elected him in 2016.  He and his entire family have suffered four years of debasement by the cabal of globalists, including his own establishment VP who failed to save the Republic on January 6th, and then elbow-thanked Pelosi after his failure to act, proving he had betrayed both Trump and the nation.

Sixty years after the signing of our Declaration of Independence, the communists were here in America, and they’ve never left. They’ve grown via education, organizations and the freedoms allowed in this country.  Now we see the end results.

The left’s slow socialist takeover of America was ramped up when Donald Trump was elected in 2016.  Four more years of Trump at the helm would have put them behind by 50 years in their communist takeover of our country.

Had our president listened to the people who knew how to save his election and the Republic — General Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood — we would not be facing the destruction of our Bill of Rights.  Instead, he listened to close advisors who continually told him to concede.

America’s greatness will be lost with the loss of President Trump. America is now in massive decline. God has all of this in His Hands.  Continue to pray for our nation and fight for the liberty and freedoms America was founded on by God fearing men who were willing to lose everything including their lives for FREEDOM.  Never give up!

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Big Tech/Big News: “We Will Stop Conservative Speech!”

As leftists become increasingly emboldened following Big Tech’s recent purge of President Donald Trump from the Internet, a far-left CNN reporter is now calling for conservative news outlets to suffer the same fate. CNN’s media reporter Oliver Darcy is calling for prominent conservative news networks to be punished for “providing large platforms to bad-faith actors who lie, mislead, and promote conspiracy theories.” According to Darcy, outlets such as Fox News, Newsmax, and OAN are using their platforms to “poison the public conversation.” Darcy argues that a Big Tech purge doesn’t go far enough, insisting that cable TV providers must also take action against news networks.

“We regularly discuss what the Big Tech companies have done to poison the public conversation by providing large platforms to bad-faith actors who lie, mislead, and promote conspiracy theories,” Darcy wrote in CNN’s “Reliable Sources” newsletter. “But what about TV companies that provide platforms to networks such as Newsmax, One America News — and, yes, Fox News?” Darcy suggested that it was not just the anchors on these networks who should be held responsible for what he insists are lies, but cable providers who continue to host those networks.

Darcy then went about contacting numerous providers, including AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Verizon, and others to ask them about their guidelines and “if they have any regret over carrying right-wing channels that were in many ways partly responsible for what took place in our nation’s capital this week.” CenturyLink was the only provider that responded to Darcy’s questions, telling him that, as a company, it was committed to providing “a variety of broadcast channels covering thousands of topics” and that it did not “endorse specific media or outlets.”

Darcy accused the other providers of dodging questions for not responding quickly enough. CNN, you may recall, spent years pushing the hoax that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. Darcy’s attempt to censor his competitors comes after Big Tech began its crackdown on Trump and his supporters. Needless to say, the permanent ban by Twitter of President Trump’s account thrilled leftists in the media. The Jack Dorsey-owned platform claims that Trump’s tweets about his supporters continuing to be heard and not attending Joe Biden’s inauguration somehow violated Twitter’s guidelines on inciting or glorifying violence. Neither of those tweets included calls for violence of any kind, by the way. In fact, in the blocked tweets, Trump urged his supporters to “go home” and “love & live in peace.”

On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:

“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”

Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Twitter then responded:

“Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.”

Facebook also banned Trump from posting during the remainder of his term in office, and Snapchat banned him as well. YouTube suspended Trump’s account. Google and Apple took the next step of removing popular Twitter alternate Parler from its app stores, while Amazon booted the social media platform from its servers. President Trump was expected to start using free speech-focused Parler following his purge from the other market leaders.

CNN Becomes the “Censor-in-Chief” Among Cable News Networks

CNN’s self-proclaimed on-air Censorship Guru — Brian Stelter — welcomed a former Facebook employee on his show to discuss the censorship of conservatives. The fact that CNN entertained any discussion of media censorship is an oxymoron: CNN is just a news outlet that should be scared to death of even discussions of censoring any news media! But then I realized we ARE speaking of Brian Stelter initiating those talks. Stelter has been consistent in at least one thing on-air: forgetting about being a “news commentator.” He is anything  but that.

Stelter spoke with that former Facebook censor Alex Stamos. One would expect such a conversation with those two would be about the evils of censorship in media: you know, that “First Amendment thing.” What was NOT unusual was how far Stelter took the conversation away from Big Tech media censoring to the suppression that he says is needed of conservative news outlets One America Network (OAN), News Max, and, of course, FOX News. Listen to the back and forth and then the justification for such censorship explained by Stamos:

Big Tech and Big News Tag-Team Against Conservatives

It is a given that the employees at the tech companies and national news networks are motivated by politics, at least on a superficial level. Silicon-valley based organizations are predominantly staffed by far-left progressives who are responsible for banning or suspending users who express views that contradict their far-left ideology. Leftist television news organizations fight to keep conservative views from showing on their news shows.

These individuals are trying to safeguard the progressive political agenda. By limiting the dissemination of views or news stories they find dangerous, the leftists who are able to decide what is seen and what is not seen wield incredible power, and they have no qualms with using it.

But political motivation does not fully explain why these folks choose censorship over political discourse in which both sides are allowed to make their points. One can have a particular political viewpoint without desiring to silence those with whom they disagree. In fact, competing on the battlefield of ideas has been one of the bedrocks of American political discourse since the nation’s inception.

And therein, as they say, lies the rub.

Far-left progressives have a tendency to eschew political debate, preferring instead to silence their political opponents. The root of the issue is not hard to discern.

It is fear.

Progressives who support, and engage in, censorship do so because they are afraid. They fear that their ideas will not stand up to scrutiny. They worry that they will fail to persuade Americans to embrace their Marxist utopian ideals. People who push back make it more difficult for people on the far left to convince the rest of the country to join up with their cause.

They are afraid of conservatives.

When you see videos of leftists who are clearly filled with hatred of people on the right, you are seeing people who are afraid. When progressives justify censoring of  conservative voices, you see hate on the surface, but it is fear that is driving that hate.

The fact that progressives are afraid of more Americans being exposed to views that contradict their own reveals something they would rather we didn’t know: their hold on the culture is not absolute. The far-left is not invulnerable to attack. In fact, their fear demonstrates a serious lack of confidence in the validity of their ideas and their ability to persuade most of the American public to espouse them.

The advent of alternative media avenues like social media, internet television, YouTube, and other platforms has allowed conservatives to undermine the overall influence of the corporate press. Establishment media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and others no longer have the ability to determine what voices America hears. This is why they are cracking down on conservative opinions most recently on social media.

However, this does not mean they will win. Indeed, the fact that they are afraid shows that we can defeat them as long as we continue finding ways to work around their attempts to silence us. The only way we can lose is if we stop fighting.