Americans have witnessed the completion of the loss of a free press that formerly represented the best of the best in the exercise of the First Amendment. As recently as five years ago, the American media were still — at least in part — were being REAL journalists. My, have things changed!
One of our TruthNewsNet partners pointed me to this story — one of our own —from January 2018. I thought it was a perfect example of how far left our media has gone in just a couple of years.
But the thing that shocked me in reading this two-year-old story was the paragraph below in which Twitter responded to angry media members crying for Twitter to censor President Trump’s tweets.
Read the entire story and read the paragraph that includes the Twitter response. It proves that Twitter has abandoned ANY journalistic integrity instead to become (if they weren’t already) nothing but a totalitarian media source exactly like in World War II Germany. The only difference is that THIS media takes their marching orders instead of from a dictator, Adolph Hitler, they take their orders from a group of political leaders called Democrats!
(This Story First Published by TruthNewsNetwork.org January 7, 2018)
“Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn’t change.” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
At no time in recent memory is there more proof of the validity of the late Supreme Court Justice’s words. Chiefly due to 24/7 instant satellite television, video, radio, and telephone communications, there have never been more words uttered, more videos seen, or more conversations all over planet Earth. Plato was the first to utter words similar to those of Scalia. But they had much different meaning then than today. Words then were simply that: mostly spoken to others, sometimes written and read, but always to a limited audience — compared to today. Today electronic communications are instant, worldwide, and too often deadly.
Americans above all others should understand the responsibility of words. Apparently though, many have not gotten that message. And with the rapid expansion of satellite communications, words are instantaneous and more powerful than ever because of their instant delivery. With that comes new dangers that increase in number and intensity every day. There are 200 billion tweets each year, 8.3 trillion texts each year, and in the U.S. alone there are 3 billion cell calls everyday! Words……
The Experts: “Wordsmiths”
Enter the media. Very conspicuously they have (from necessity) on the most part ceased research before reporting. News sources are no longer clerks in big companies, waitresses who overhear seedy conversations or junior level bankers seeking a leg-up at work and an extra dollar. No, reporters rely on “reprinting.” And the news they reprint or re-broadcast is more often than not simply revised versions of news from other reporters.
It seems that this “new” style of reporting brought with it permission for reporters to be editors, too. They have with impunity in every political story taken authority to “report” each painted with their opinion. Unfortunately for many — us and even them — their practice at perfecting this new craft has birthed a new monster in news.
The New Guy in Town
History when determining the factors in the Donald Trump 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton will certainly give the award to Twitter. The “Twitter in Chief” even before elected mastered the use of those 140 characters. Undoubtedly he is the REAL Wordsmith of the last few years. He quickly discovered when his campaign began that the Mainstream Media were anything but that. He had to find a way to get his message directly to the American people — unfiltered and unbiased. Bingo! The end result is that 18 months later every member of the MSM begin and end their days with the Twitter notification of the first and last tweets of the day. And they are pretty much always from @realDonaldTrump.
I am not certain if the President knew the power of not only his messaging vehicle but also the power his actual style of messaging. And few in the MSM were prepared for either. But he learned quickly that everyday Americans were starved for real news, the truth from media, and a shot at absorbing facts and making decisions without the constant hammering of the Talking Heads. Donald Trump tweeting was a special and welcome surprise for them.
Besides getting the facts of his agenda directly to Americans without filters, he could send those messages anytime day or night without having to contact anyone for help. Some thought that in itself was dangerous. And the MSM pointed that out over and over in their reporting. His tweets and tweeting style have been critiqued by professional journalists and even psychiatric pros to ascertain the mental capacity of the current White House inhabitant. Depending on who you listen to, (especially today) the President is deranged, mentally unstable, incapacitated, and stupid. Or — according to some — he’s a genius. Probably the truth lies somewhere in between. My opinion is that his mental capacity on a scale of 1 to 12 with 12 being the highest is a solid 12.5. One can argue the number but not this: his mental stability is mountains higher than members of the Mainstream Media. They simply cannot figure him out. And he loves it.
The silliest thing about this entire Twitter thing is this: President Trump — who almost everyone on the Left has spent the last two days spewing the politically correct talking points about his mental incapacity — have been relegated by this “new guy in town” to turn to his Tweets each news day morning so they can determine what news is important. And they must end each day doing the same. President Donald Trump controls the American news cycle on a daily basis!
How powerful is @realDonaldTrump’s tweets? People of both political and business power tried to convince Twitter to deactivate Trump’s Twitter account. Think about that: there is NO reason to want to do that unless they are afraid that in his messaging the Political Elite will be exposed for who they really are! Twitter’s response: “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” Twitter said in ablog post. “It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”
There has never been and is not now another human being who so dominates news content 24/7. And the MSM hate him worse for doing so. But they have no alternative other than to report on everything he says. And he gives them plenty to write and talk about. And they make millions of dollars from this. Yet still they complain.
Former President Obama said this to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, August 8, 2014. “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” With that statement, Obama clearly signaled to the World how important he felt he was along with everything he had done and would do as President. The former law professor made many speeches, made many statements, appeared on numerous newscasts, radio and television programs, and spoke at uncountable numbers of events. But few of his remarks, speeches, or appearances are being chronicled among those of his predecessors for being truly remarkable. Oh, many of his statements and remarks are remembered, but not many are considered historically valuable. Those that ARE remembered are primarily the ones in which he toots his own horn, accomplishments, how great a president he was, and his multitude of insults and intellectual put-downs of his rivals. There are those that still scream about the narcissism of Donald Trump. But Barack Obama makes the current President look as selfless as Mother Teresa. Remember his famous comedy bit on nighttime television in which he read a Trump tweet that paraphrased said Obama would go down as one of the worst Presidents in U.S. history? Then Barack responded, “Well @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down in history as a U.S. President.”
Words really DO have meaning. Words are powerful. Look how President Trump has used them. And look how 62 million Americans have responded to them. Think for a moment about the OTHER side: the Media. If you haven’t, tune over to “Morning Joe” on MSNBC and listen for a half-hour. Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue or a bit of Rachel Maddow’s evening show on MSNBC. Watch a CNN newscast. Listen to the words each of these say and watch their expressions when saying them. Absolutely NONE of them understand the power of words. Or if they do, they simply think you and I are so intellectually inferior to them we cannot possibly grasp the truth of things in our World, and that we are too dumb to discern what in their blather is news and what is simply their political perspectives.
Yes CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, PBS, and Jimmy Kimmel, words DO matter. And when you begin to use words in a truthful, intelligent, non-partisan, thoughtful, considerate way, Americans will come back to watch, listen, and read what you have to say.
When you, Anderson Cooper, are thrilled that 600,000 people tune into watch your CNN evening show, remember at the same time 8 million are watching FOX News. Why is that?
Words DO have meaning. And to quote the former President, “Elections have consequences.”
Mr. Obama, two consequences came from the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton did NOT win…and Donald Trump IS President.
I have faced numerous personal challenges in my life: serious health issues from ages 6-8; an overnight move from the city in which I grew up to a town of total strangers the summer before high school; a nasty divorce by my parents at age 15.
Those were tough for me. But I know millions of Americans that, if confronted with MY challenges, would justifiably scoff at my setbacks when put in the context of their own. To that end, I’ve never whined or complained about any of these. Why? Because they were each totally beyond my control or as a result of any of my own choosing and were not results of my actions. Still, they each were devastating.
Every person reading this can likely point to similar traumatic experiences in their own lives. Life without multiple adverse events would undoubtedly be strange and that few experience.
My stating this is purposeful — purposeful in light of the current dark cloud that covers our nation and its impact on me and tens of millions of others. This election on November 3rd and its ancillary parts are tearing at the fiber of not only Americans personally but of our nation. Why? Because fair and free elections are a staple of our representative republic promised to us. By whom? By our American ancestors in our guideline of life in the U.S., the Constitution, and this election seems to be anything but “fair and free.”
Daily more information slips into the public domain that shows “fair and free” elections today MAY still be free but are far from fair. Legal evidence is aggressively being pursued that, as exposed, seems to verify there was (and still is) systemic corruption in our election system — at least in THIS election.
Is there proof of this at this point? There are multiple examples. But I cannot personally say how a federal court will view them if/when presented. I’m relatively confident that will happen and happen soon. Meanwhile, Americans are forced to digest some very awful truths, which I never thought I would see on my plate. They are, and I’m fearful while being angry.
Fear in my life primarily results from unknown facts. I don’t know if not knowing facts about events in which you find yourself affect you that way, but I’m a researcher, a questioner, and a “solution guy.” I NEED to see and comprehend every relevant factor to use for understanding. When any of these are missing, I often allow fear to creep into my mind. And that’s dangerous. My nature processes those instances by turning to the “What If” mode. It’s uncanny how many different scenarios I can envision in a matter of minutes when this happens!
How to stop that? With facts! The unfortunate piece of this process is that IF I have facts, I almost certainly would NOT resort to fear at all. Often facts are tricky things beyond our control. And that often lights the fires of fear.
I seldom make the right decisions when I’m engulfed in Fear.
How often in your life have you responded well when mad? For me, I can’t think of a single time. When one combines small elements of emotional uncertainty, fear, hurt, and surprise, anger seems always to be the easiest go-to emotion to which we turn. It seldom solves problems. It almost always makes problems worse.
Anger cannot exist in a vacuum. It seems to always call on its emotional buddies: bitterness, rejection, and its counterpart, fear. Knowing that should instigate a process in us to quickly identify this chain of emotions as they appear and consciously stop them. But even when we recognize them, in the heat of the moment, we seldom push on the brakes. Instead, I typically push the accelerator to the floor.
There’s a commonality in Anger and Fear: neither exists on its own; neither has the power to do anything to anybody. However, both can be deadly when activated.
It takes you and me to activate them in our lives before they can do anything. That’s the only way they can work their wiles on us.
Enter the 2020 election. Though we were warned of corruption and cheating ahead, when President Trump himself warned the nation of what was coming. His warnings were ignored. Election Day shows up, voting in-person is conducted with votes being added to the vote tallies of absentee and mail-in ballots, and we received quick, accurate, and proper election results, right?
Nothing could be further from the truth.
This election includes dozens of examples of voter fraud, vote-fixing, counterfeiting, and a mess of illegalities –– the same ones included in the President’s warnings. There were numerous signs of what was to come, yet we just blew right through them. And here we are today, struggling to choke back our fear and anger.
But they’re here!
We’re angry at the cheaters who have little or no regard for the fidelity of the U.S. election system. They subverted Americans’ will who just set “real” voting statistics that dwarf those of any previous election. It appears we are watching a scheme to give the presidency to Joe Biden.
Am I a conspiracy theorist for alleging this? Are millions of Americans who feel the same thing my fellow conspirators? Those answers will hopefully come soon. But today, they remain unknown. And we’re now mired in our fear and are angry.
We’re fearful that their efforts might succeed. We are confronted with and ceretainly understand the implications of a Biden presidency. We grabbed anger by the throat and screamed, “I’m mad and I can’t take it anymore!”
After the initial burst of anger and reality takes hold, we immediately let our fear out of its hiding place. It washes over minds and emotions and assumes control of our thinking.
None of us know for certain what the outcome of this horror story will be, but we have allowed our fear and anger to take over our thinking. And those fears seed dozens of unanswerable questions while creating scenarios that lock us in emotional chains.
No one else can take control of YOUR anger and YOUR fear. YOU are the only person who can do that. It may sound hollow for me to say because I’ve confessed my struggles with both of them. I doubt any person has these two monsters in total control. But there indeed are those who have reconciled ways to deal with them. I’m not in that group…yet.
I’ll stop, but not before saying this: we each have two choices in this matter. We can let the uncertainty we face turn into consuming fear and anger and suffer the consequences. Or we can allow and support those who actually CAN get to the bottom of all this and implement measures necessary to clean them up, whatever is needed.
Nothing WE can do can fix this — THIS time. But the response to this can implement changes to guarantee our kids and their kids that it will never happen again.
We can support federal law enforcement officials in their efforts to peel away the layers of this corruption onion to get to its origins and those responsible. We can kick anger and fear in the teeth to guarantee they will never take over our senses no matter the things we face.
By the way: whether or not Donald Trump gets a second four years, you and I need to tackle this Fear and Anger in our lives and kick them to the “forever curb” on our life’s street. If we don’t, we’ll face these dragons again and again.
I’m headed to the end of my driveway now to drop mine in the garbage can.
Let’s stray from our normal “business as usual” routine at TruthNewsNetwork. Daily you hear directly from us. But today as we face an election just six days away. How are other Americans feeling about the election, and, more importantly, about choosing between the two presidential candidates? I highly doubt there are very many voters remaining who are REALLY “undecided.” At this point, unless one has been living under a rock, the die is probably caste. To that end, I thought it would be good for me today to step aside and let you hear from another American: a suburban Mom. These are the voters who many on the Left maintain feel abandoned by Donald Trump: he failed to protect them and their children by ignoring the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, he should NOT be trusted to serve four more years.
You’ve heard this before here: “Facts Matter.” Let’s today turn our attention to one of those Suburban moms who tells us her story and where she stands as she, like you, faces choosing between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
I’m a white, college graduate, suburban mom in her 40s living in an upper-middle-class area. If you listen to the media, my fuel-efficient SUV should be proudly outfitted with a Biden/Harris bumper sticker. Except it’s not. Not all of us fit into a big suburban box. I have two young girls — yes, girls — and this year I’m voting for them.
In 2016, I took a chance, and cautiously voted for Donald Trump based on the promises he made. This year, I’m proudly voting for him based on the promises he’s kept and the leadership he’s shown over the last three and a half years. President Trump has done more that I support than any president in my lifetime, and certainly more than Joe Biden in his decades in Washington.
I hear it daily: “Donald Trump lies all the time! He has split this country right down the middle. We have lost our respect in the World. No other countries trust us. How can anyone vote for a man running for office that is as evil as is he?”
Joe Biden is as corrupt a politician as I have ever seen! He’s a pervert, a serial liar, and plagiarist, and embellishes everything accomplished while he was Vice President while taking responsibility for everything good achieved from 2009-2016!”
This story is not a defense of Donald Trump or anyone else, nor is it an attack on Joe Biden or any other politician. This is an analysis of what I feel is the greatest threat and most potent weapon used today to push our nation to the brink of Armageddon: Divisiveness.
Great, and sometimes unfriendly, division between different groups of people.
Doesn’t that describe what we are watching in the U.S.? Whether it’s on the floor of Congress, at a public or private school, in our neighborhoods, playgrounds, churches, sporting events, divisiveness appears to be consuming our national institutions while it devours all of us. We see church membership dropping, church attendance trickles, educational institutions achieving less and less good results in teaching our kids, massive racial divide that is now militarized, urban and rural America have never before seemed so vastly opposite. Just three years ago, no one heard even a whisper about rioting in America or attacks of free speech rally attenders, angst against the National Anthem, and even Old Glory. Our law enforcement officers were still heroes, as were our first responders.
There was still a sense of hunger among Americans to first search for commonalities when meeting new people. Today, it seems that we all, when leaving our “safe-haven” of acquaintances, gravitate to clones of ourselves rather than to integrate into groups of people with no regard to who they are, what they do, skin color, or religion.
We have made differences far more critical than ignoring our differences to instead concentrate on common traits: like being Americans.
No doubt, Politics has led the way.
Make no mistake: this nation has always been politically divided. In fact, it was founded to give all of us the right to have different political views. Our founders fled a continent to establish a nation that was free from the mandate of “One Thought” — the philosophy that only one perspective was the right perspective in government. For centuries in Europe, all political might was held closely by a small partisan group of people. No, there was not one European continental political philosophy. But in each country, there WAS only one such perspective allowed.
Europe had no patent on this theory of governing. It has existed for thousands of years. Its foundation is “Meism” — the thought that one person’s opinions are sacred, righteous, and are the only ones allowed in governing. Those are the ones that seemed to always rise to the top, allowed and perpetuated by sometimes duels, fights to the death, and even numerous military battles between internal factions and even nations that resulted in the deaths of millions.
America was to be “the” place on Earth which recognized that all men are created equal. There was a unified justice system that guaranteed equal justice for all, and that within that structure, all persons would be guaranteed the unfettered life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That was not intended to (and didn’t) eradicate individualism or diversity of thought. There were plenty of those to go around. But what DID happen was people of all races, creeds, colors, religions, and political perspectives were treated equally under the law. Even within that scenario, things didn’t always go smoothly.
Let’s start with that last thought and race forward a few centuries. Even though we remain governed by the same Constitution and share all with a diversity of people, we do not nearly as did our forefathers fight to unite ourselves. Instead of using our commonalities to craft and perpetuate unity, we use the identities of those among us — both real and perceived — to push each other away. Our justification for doing so is that one is right, and all others are wrong. It’s as if in 2020, we have come full-circle in our social and political thinking and are where the American settlers were in Europe before fleeing.
This, on its own, was not bad enough to stoke the fires that today burn in our largest cities. Our “Meism” started this all of this chaos and terror. But Americans for 260 years have kept such selfishness at bay. Things changed when the century-meter ticked to “21” — The 21st Century.
Who lit the fuse? Politicians, media, and political parties, all became willing pawns in the evilest of processes that any 16th-century American could have ever imagined. That evil has a name: Divisiveness.
Remember that supposed instruction from Alexander the Great, “Divide and Conquer?” He worked that formula to perfection. What has evolved here reaches nowhere near the atrocities of Alexander in Europe and Asia. But we today are just getting started!
Strange Bedfellows: Political Party and Media
Hitler mastered the use of the German media to sell Naziism. Naziism and Media paired together almost devoured the entire world. The forces of good that were born in the New World and grew into the United States of America delivered the death nail to Fascism. (regardless of what ANTIFA claims) It remained pretty firm until 21st-century American media discovered just how powerful it is. They joined forces with politicians and, ultimately, chose a political party with which to unite.
We will not spend time trying to coerce anyone into believing this — it speaks for itself. We awakened one day to discover that “truth” is not a stand-alone, but a “state of existence” subject to what the media portray it to be. That means the press determines all things applicable to itself and their political party.
For eight years, this unholy union worked pretty well. The marriage of the Democrat Party and the Mainstream Media was initially tenuous, but after eight years, perfecting the weaponization of divisiveness cemented their partnership. Subsequently, they have honed their skills to divide Americans using every tool in the book.
Understand this: divisiveness certainly exists outside of this union. Anyplace there are humans, there are those who market division. Identity Politics is easy to create and easier to perpetuate. Human nature sadly kicks-in when people feel the rush of power that accompanies taking control of others.
Where are we headed? Honestly, the choice is, thankfully, not up to this conglomerate that controls Washington D.C. and far too many other large U.S. cities. It’s up to 320 million Americans who control who leads.
What we are all watching today is the peeling of the corruption onion that this partnership has put in the American vegetable drawer. What’s been seen so far is ugly and is working well in achieving the divisiveness necessary to continue to grow and spread.
The recently peeled onion layers exposed egregious alleged wrongdoing on the part of Joe Biden. On its surface, it appears it might be some type of syndicate that has quietly spread its tentacles across the nation infecting as many people as possible. If nothing else, it is symbiotic of the central piece of this partnership: the evil of divisiveness to gain total control.
Just look back at the unified war by Democrats and the Media against Donald Trump that, more than any other in my lifetime, divided America. At first, they felt that they could use the Mueller Investigation to find dirt sufficient to eliminate their opponent using negative information. Any news of Trump accomplishments Americans could not be seen by Americans.
When nothing came from it, they panicked and launched a Hail Mary impeachment plan. With its defeat, full-fledged panic set in. Then came COVID-19, a perfect tool for their plot. And the duo of the Media and Democrat Party have scrambled ever since. Yet they can coast because their steady and consistent misrepresentation of cherry-picked news stories keep a terrible light shining on Trump. Their objective? Keep Americans divided and expand the gulf between truth and fiction. Boy, are they ever good at it!
Where are we headed? Regardless of what Democrats and the Media think, where we go is NOT up to them. It is totally in the hands of the American people. Divisiveness is a choice that people choose to make part of their psyche. Nobody can force another to swallow it.
Sadly, voting on its on will NOT change any of this. It is feared there are multiple things in place to thwart the voting process IF the union’s hoped-for election results fail. Their assurance in success lies solely in the hope that they have successfully seeded their lies in sufficient numbers of Americans to tip this election their way.
To their chagrin, this Biden corruption story has reared its ugly head with enough time to reveal some of its evils. And if that happens before November 3rd, it will awaken some who joined the Democrat/Media Mob. But will it be enough?
Here’s what MUST happen for this union of evil to be stopped: Americans MUST unify in a stand against divisiveness. Americans MUST unite to reject the appearance of evil, seek and find the Truth in all this, and join with each other to regain control of our government.
Can it be done? Certainly! All it will take is for Americans to awaken, examine all told by leaders in both parties and the Media, and find the truth of all!
That might be a tall order, but it’s necessary to push through this wall of evil rejecting what seems to be an eventuality: the destruction of the Rule of Law and American Justice.
By the way: the Bible weighed-in with some good advice for all who will enter the fray: “Don’t let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)
We’re all guilty of entering the battle and to remaining on defense. NO war has ever been won using just defensive measures. Attacking evil across a battle-line is necessary.
Our battle-lines are drawn, and our foes clearly identified. The question is: do we Americans have the desire and fortitude to reject the talking-points and evils weaponized to divide the nation further. At stake are all the principles and ideals on which this country is based. Are we merely going to allow this unholy union of a political party with today’s media to create false realities — if there even is such a thing — to destroy our nation?
If not, be assured, Armageddon is not too far away.
During the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency I spent 62 days in Europe on business. My schedule sent me to Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Northern Italy and to Zurich, Switzerland, which was the hub of the trip. I interfaced daily almost all day with business people from various countries who, obviously, each had varying views of the US. Almost to a person, they all wanted to know about Donald Trump. They too had received their entire impressions of Mr. Trump from the media.
What surprised me the most was that most of them summarily rejected the “person” their media portrayed as Donald Trump. Sound familiar? Just as did the US mainstream media here, the European media chose to minimize his leadership and governing abilities. Even after his win, they painted him as a bumbling American “cowboy” who did little more than create problems for the “real” politicians in America.
During and after all those conversations with business leaders, the consensus was “The American people need to open their eyes and see the man currently in the White House knows how to run the business of your nation. He ran his own businesses pretty well.” Almost to a person I was told that American politicians have apparently abandoned the “process” of governing to concentrate on the “benefits” of governing instead of just governing the American people. Do you know why they felt that way? They had watched THEIR governments become that in Europe over generations!
It was eye-opening to compare our nation to others in every way: socially, economically, interacting with others, culturally, and, of course, politically. They share many of the same challenges as do Americans. Many of OUR challenges were identical to theirs’. But there was one stark similarity: politicians there just as here are caught-up in the concentration on government forcing its will on citizens with less and less concentration on the citizens’ will of government.
Those Europeans were miffed at Americans allowing our government to force its control on us. After all, the US is a representative democracy in which the people are supposed to be in charge. They are shocked Americans don’t act aggressively to protect that Constitutional structure.
Maybe that “grass is greener on the other side” isn’t true after all!
That was a few years ago. Today we find ourselves living in a quagmire created by the politicization of anything and everything one can even imagine might be used to create mass chaos for political gain. Why do we have such racial unrest, anarchy, division on every front, demonstrations and protests that turn violent, and our such hatred for those holding opposite political ideology? I see why they look at us and shake their heads.
“Americans have had it really good for a long time and just don’t know what they are about to lose.” That comes from a lawyer with whom I worked with while there — a Swiss native and one of just a handful of Swiss government Certified Financial attorneys whose grandfather was a Swiss government leaders.
Considering all of these European experiences, I find it odd that someone who I would never suspect of being pro-American a few days ago took to the internet to chide us all, voicing the same things many of those Europeans voiced to me while I was there. Who would think that a relative of Osama bin Ladin would write and publish an admonition to Americans to rethink where it seems we are taking our nation. But bin Ladin’s niece did just that.
I can’t think of a better way to share her thoughts than to “just share her thoughts.” Here is her letter to you and me.
Two-hundred-and-forty-four years ago, the resolve, courage, and wisdom of your Founding Fathers forever changed the course of history. For the first time, with the ratification of your Declaration of Independence, mankind was offered an unmatched societal ideal. Human beings were recognized for what we truly are by nature: all created free and equal, endowed with unalienable rights derive from our Creator. With your Constitution, your Founders sealed these God given rights, and protected them by instituting a limited form of self-government along with a robust justice system.
This, America, is what makes your nation exceptional. It is why you have stood as a beacon of democracy and hope for all subjugated peoples over the past two centuries. During some of our darkest hours, we remember how you fought for those who couldn’t defend themselves from tyranny, at the cost of your own brave men. The world is forever in debt to your sacrifice, and we are grateful for the refuge you provide those who can flee persecution.
This, America, is your heritage and the reason we still look to you as our champion of liberty. Those currently fighting for their freedoms across the world value your brave Founding Fathers. From the peaceful Hong Kong protesters who proudly brandish the American flag in the streets, to the Iranian students who refused to walk over the painted star-and-stripes on the ground of a Tehran university, people who live under oppressive regimes know first hand that being free has no price. And they know that America is the ultimate shelter for the downtrodden.
Watching the gratuitous violence, streets burn, buildings and statues being defaced in America over these past months, I am heartbroken to see how an entire generation was successfully brainwashed into hating the very nation that has yielded the most freedom, justice and equality anywhere in the world.
I am also highly distressed by the blatant erosion at various levels of your most basic individual rights and freedoms as guaranteed by your Bill of Rights, from arbitrary censorship of speech to unlawful, politically motivated abuses of justice.
America, this is why I feel compelled to address you. Though I am an unlikely messenger at first glance — rest assured that the name that I carry is antithetical to the values I hold — my heart is in the right place: with you. The level of urgency coupled with the platform afforded to me by my circumstance compel me to speak up and warn you before it is too late.
The question is, how did we get to this point? The truth is that the undoing of America has been decades in the making. The globalists, Deep State, the swamp, whichever name you call them, have been hard at work to weaken America’s sovereignty and standing as world leader. Intent on erecting a new system of world governance where they would be in total control, they are seeking to undermine the fundamental principle of your country, ‘a government for the people by the people’, replacing it instead with a world order of international institutions ultimately puppeteered by a caste of technocrats, oligarchs and international bankers.
Though your Constitution stands firmly in their way, it never deterred them. They infiltrated governmental and intelligence agencies, and all realms of society — education, media, entertainment, culture. At their disposal, tools of mass population influence: propaganda, fake news and censorship. They set out to destroy your fundamental values and divide you. They negated God, dissolved the family unit and dissevered us from moral objectivity, effectively leaving a vacuum of degeneracy, cognitive dissonance and absurdity. This social engineering operation took place as we were lulled into a sense of comfort and complacency due to modernity’s technological progress and liberalism’s appeal. In reality we were being driven further down a path of enslavement while they solidified their plans for a covert power grab.
However, they didn’t count on a great awakening of people tired of being crushed by their self-serving economic policies. Nor did they foresee that COVID-19 would highlight their system’s gross failings, from an over dependence on a global supply chain to corruption in major institutions such as the World Health Organization. They didn’t anticipate that we would all rally online to share information and real news, bypassing their controlled mainstream media outlets. Above all, they never thought Hillary Clinton would lose.
Since President Trump’s victory, these nefarious forces have done everything in their power to stop him from reversing past administrations’ destructive policies. They have failed, hoax after hoax. Despite their relentless attacks on all fronts, President Trump has demonstrated he is the only leader who can save us from a bleak future. As evidenced by his first term, results of his America First policy speak for themselves.
Domestically, he removed handicapping regulations to American economic growth; rebuilt a depleted military; brought back manufacturing and revamped dying industries by renegotiating trade deals and cutting taxes; achieved energy independence; curbed immigration — all of which contributed to setting record unemployment rates. He also saved your tax payer dollars by withdrawing from corrupt international organizations and agreements. Remarkably, he tackled neglected issues such as human trafficking and unjust incarceration; defunded Planned Parenthood; took care of your disregarded veterans; lowered prescription drug prices. All these undertakings prove just how much he values the lives and wellbeing of ALL Americans.
By strengthening America from within, President Trump bolstered his plans when it comes to foreign policy, and thanks to his vision and tactical use of diplomatic avenues, has made the world a much safer place since taking office. To name a few achievements: he stood up to China, kept us out of new wars, made Europe comply with their Nato requirements, solidified ties with Israel, overturned the disastrous Iran deal, obliterated Isis, took down other key terrorists, and facilitated a historic peace deal between Israel and the UAE. His administration has also made Christian persecution worldwide a top priority with the State Department instituting the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the first of its kind.
With President Trump at her helm, America has a chance to restore her principles, pride, independence and true place in the world as beacon of liberty and hope for all. This to me, is what ‘Make America Great Again’ means. Looking back at your country’s foundation, and preserving what makes it truly great. But also knowing that the best is yet to come.
All the above achievements will be torpedoed with a Biden/Harris presidency, and the dream of America’s enemies to see her weak and on her knees would be fulfilled. Make no mistake America, you are under attack. Supported by the fake news propaganda machine and violent marxists groups such as antifa with their Isis-type tactics, they have pushed their agenda through fearmongering, hypocrisy, lies and destruction onto you, the American people, and for one motive only: power. The escalation of the past four years is your preview of what to expect should we lose: an abject repudiation of our Judeo-Christian values and utter disregard for your individual rights. This insurrection, if successful, would cause the unravelling of law and order and the end of your Republic as we know it. Tyranny would inevitably ensue.
America, you are at the very edge of the precipice. Please wake up! Take hold! Fight for your country, and be proud of your roots! Uphold your values. Stand for your flag and your anthem. Defend your history. Don’t relent in the face of those who seek to rewrite it to serve their narrative and justify the destruction of your nation. You have much to cherish and protect for your sake, and ours.
We need you to stay the course, America. You are our last safeguard from an imminent civilizational collapse and if you lose, all humanity loses.
Be assured, we are with you in this decisive hour in your history. All of us freedom-seeking and loving people across the globe pray for you to succeed.
Mark Levin is without question one of America’s most adept Constitutional experts. He hosts a Sunday Night show on FOX News and is known for tackling some of our nation’s greatest problems — especially in political matters — and providing documented proof of many of the political rumors that are daily passed around by today’s fawning Leftist media as “factual.” Levin is adept at cutting to the chase in important matters. He is passionate, detailed, informed and adamant about ferreting-out truth in every matter he addresses and making certain Americans are given facts in every matter of importance.
Two days ago, Mark Levin on his television show presented the facts that expose the conspiracy theory of the Democrats and mainstream media about two critical matters right now in our nation. Today as we approach the final few months before our 2020 election. He has examined and found factual information regarding two of the hottest and most contested matters in 2020: Mail-in voting and Hydroxychloroquine as used to attack COVID-19. Levin tackles both.
First and foremost, voting by mail is the responsibility of states that are independent of the federal government, that is, Trump has no power over those elections.
Based on a report by the Politico, Levin pointed out the main factors that could make the mail-in election a complete disaster:
Ballots arriving on time: If ballots don’t arrive on time, you can’t vote and delays in the mail are commonplace.
In fact, some states have their own election laws; they require that ballots have postmarks on Election Day, others require that ballots arrive in the mail on Election Day.
Clerical errors on ballots: Clerks and people who fill the ballots make mistakes ranging from not putting the stamps in, to not closing the envelope properly, to not signing the ballot, to forgetting personal information. If any of these things fail, the ballot is invalidated. In 2018, 8.2% of votes were not counted due to human error.
Casting the ballots is one thing and counting them is another: the states are not prepared for a massive vote. The voting rolls are not updated properly. There have been cases of people who are registered in two or more states and the votes go both ways. Also, if all the votes arrive on the same day, it could take weeks to count them all.
This year’s primary elections which have relied on mail-in ballots have been decimated with errors and mistakes.
In the New York primary election just a month ago, 20 percent of the ballots were invalidated solely on the basis of outward appearance because they did not meet the requirements for filing.
In Wisconsin, 6% of the votes were rejected.ziI
In Nevada, 250,000 ballots were nullified.
With respect to the mailboxes, Levin pointed out the statistics of the period between 2011 and 2016, in the Obama-Biden era, when 14,000 mailboxes were replaced within the mailbox collection program. When a mailbox receives less than 25 pieces per day, it is removed, others are replaced due to old age or vandalism.
Levin wondered why the Democrats and mainstream media are so keen on voting by mail and he gave his theory: They want to flood the system, overwhelm it, create anarchy, and seize power.
Levin said the Democrats want to create a constitutional crisis. When the ballots do not arrive on time, when there are irregularities in the voting, when after weeks the results are not known, there will be a wave of litigation against the federal government and this can generate chaos and a collapse in the judicial system. In fact, Biden has hired 600 lawyers for these lawsuits, Levin said.
Levin asked his guest, Hans Von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation if the $25 billion the Democrats want to give the USPS will solve the mail problem. Von Spakovsky said it wasn’t a question of money. The mail has been mismanaged for decades, and attempts have been made to modernize it to function as a company like FedEx, for example, but the mail unions have been adamantly opposed.
“There is no sabotage here going on, except by the Democrats,” concluded Levin.
The second topic of the Life, Liberty & Levin program was the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with the CCP Virus for which Levin invited Yale University public health professor, Dr. Harvey Risch, to share facts.
Levin wondered why, when most studies say the drug is effective in CCP Virus patients, President Trump has promoted it, as have many doctors, the media and Twitter, and Facebook have censored or disqualified it.
Risch said, “The evidence is overwhelming that patients who are treated early with this drug substantially reduce the risk of hospitalization and mortality.”
Risch added, “And there’s been a massive disinformation campaign that stretches from the government to the media. That is either suppressing this message or is countering with a false message.”
Risch explained that the few studies that show negative or neutral results and which are used by FDA following Dr. Fauci’s advice, were performed on patients under 60 years of age without CCP Virus conditions, people who can overcome the disease on their own and in whom the drug shows no beneficial effects.
“So those are low-risk people, and we are not talking of low-risk people. We are talking about people who are over 60, or with corona conditions, or obesity, diabetes, and so on. Those are the people who are at risk of being hospitalized and dying from this illness, those are the people who have to be treated,” Risch explained. In this group of people, the results have been completely positive.
Levin asked the professor if people with asthma or heart disease are at risk of dying if they use this drug. The doctor said no. But like all drugs, it has to be prescribed by a doctor who knows the patient and can follow up. “In general, it is a very safe medication,” Risch said.
Finally, Levin consulted the professor about reports in the media, particularly one from The Washington Post, which accused the president of promoting a drug that is killing more and more people.
Risch responded that they did not specify what type of patients were those who had died. If they were people who were already in the last stage where nothing was working and they were given the drug, that relationship could be established.
“You have to be very specific about what kind of patients you are referring to when you make statements like that,” Risch said.
Risch concluded that “somehow politics overruled science” and the media has managed to silence this message, although now more and more people have stepped forward to speak publicly of its benefits.
An independent general physician, Dr. Mariana Colombres Garmendia, when asked what the reason might be behind this censorship effort, said that perhaps there is opposition to Hydroxychloroquine from Big Pharma because this compound is so cheap and easily available.
Isn’t it eerie that we in the 21st Century find ourselves in the greatest country in World history that is torn apart by political narratives shoved down our throats by a group of frantic politicians who are trying to use these lies and others to somehow achieve a specific goal? This all seems to me like an episode of that 1960s television series “The Twilight Zone.”
There is very little logic in these two footballs being battered around by Leftist politicians: Hydroxychloroquine and Mail-in Voting. Common sense plays NO role in this charade.
What is so mind boggling to millions of Americans is that millions of other Americans have fallen into this nightmare without even a question of what and why this is being foisted on this nation.
I have NO absolute answers for all this. And the temptation is to launch into some frantic reaction just to escape from what appears to be a nightmare and nothing more. But even if it IS a nightmare, it’s not about to go away any time soon.
It’s in a time like this our best resort is to clutch the things in our lives that are absolute and unquestioned: those things, events, and people which we have no doubt about motive and intention.
As Levin illustrated above, Mail-In voting can only be an opportunity to control our upcoming election to achieve the desired goal of driving Donald Trump from office. There is NO other reasonable conclusion.
It is an uncontroverted certainty that Hydroxychloroquine is a 60-year-old drug that was and has been laboratory tested in dozens of trials with decades of proof of its efficacy.
So why the efforts to force fear upon our nation?
That answer has still not been revealed. But one thing is certain: we will know before this plays out.
My suggestion for all Americans is be honest with yourself and others, even if in doing so you share your fears and concerns with others. Trust your gut feelings. Delay making major decisions until YOU achieve a comfort level in every such decision.
Other than that, consider prayer for guidance and peace.After all, this nation still is “One Nation Under God.”
He created this globe on which we live. He knows what we need to survive.
Let’s trust in that, especially with all else in question.
What and why are the Democrats doing what they are doing today? The answer has been purposely hidden during the decades while their plns have been implemented.
We’ve spoken in details of who today’s players are and how they operate in the roles they play. We’ve also discussed in Parts I and II what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are positioned to be in this. Today we present the “Finale” — what the EndGame is for this Democrat Party.
It doesn’t involve just THIS Democrat Party. It reaches across oceans and national boundaries. It includes leaders from every sector of life in every nation. It is global.
This video that’s 20-minutes in length details who, what, and how this process has been implemented and unfolded until today. To understand all of this, you need to watch this!
If you cannot watch it now, stop here and come back to complete the video when you have time to watch it all. This is VERY Important!
I know: many extremists have claimed for years “the end is near!” Most of us have continually dismissed their claims, clinging to the confidence we have that the U.S. is too large, too powerful, too democratic to allow itself to fall into such a trap.
But understand this: we’ve watched for years as America’s left wing politicians have worked diligently to grow our government while diminishing the power of the American electorate.
Why would doing so be a concerted effort by so many who have given their lives to this cause if it isn’t real? Why do they need total control of the lives of every American to simply represent us in government to find and implement what’s best for us if this isn’t real? Remember: as it stands Constitutionally, today’s government is and is to forever be “government of, by, and for the People.”
For their plans to proceed, that type of government has to be eliminated.
For us, it began with the United Nations being established on our shores at almost entirely U.S. taxpayers’ expense but is run by a group of handpicked international Socialists? Why are members of the Left in America so supportive of giving our resources to fulfill international commitments made by American politicians that giveaway American assets?
We’ve known for years. You saw and heard American leaders who have for decades been part of the process of the creation of a global ruling class of people that calls the shots for everyone — including YOU! That group is comprised primarily of members of the U.S. Democrat Party, but not just Democrats. No, American RINO’s (Republican In Name Only) have spent millions in a campaign against the continuation of a Trump agenda. Globalist members of that group like former Ohio Governor John Kasich, Colin Powell, and even the wife of Sen. John McCain have already during the Democrat Party “Virtual” Convention spoke loudly in their endorsement of ending the Trump administration.
Why would these and so many other so-called Republicans already be in such unity against what America today stands for if they were not pushing for a government established for a ruling class to control in total? A Biden/Harris elected would initiate the process of the U.S. joining the globalist you say and heard from their own mouths their desire and intentions to work towards a global government.
It’s coming. It’s their singular objective. The most powerful nation on Earth with the greatest political and economic might is the singular resource necessary to push the “Start” button to awaken this behemoth that will control us all.
Are you committed to that end? Do you support making that move? Are you ready for every aspect of your life to be ordered by a group of individuals who hate what our country has been for 260 years and are more than ready to give it away?
Putting a Biden/Harris ticket in control of our government is the key to the initiation of this globalist plan. It will initiate the gradual loss of who this nation is.
With a Trump re-election, we will have four more years of not just pushing back against this global monster, but to eat away at its foundation. How do we do that? By continuing our aggressive attacks against those domestically who are stealthily giving away our freedoms.
By the way, the Globalists will NOT stop their efforts with a Trump victory. They are in this for the long-haul. But a win will show them Americans now understand who are our enemies and that we are willing to go to war with them to pushback against and ultimately destroy their purposes.
Today was the day Part III — the finale — of our bringing you the truth of where the Democrat Party is desperately working to take our nation. We are having to delay that finale one day.
As some know, Tuesday after our show “TNN Live” I rushed to the hospital for a scheduled back surgery. Everything went well! I appreciate the prayers from all of you who knew about it.
Because we did not want to cancel our Tuesday show so we scheduled it at noon. Problems with a surgery patient in front of me prevented my action for 3 hours. That resulted in my surgery not happening until late yesterday.
Again, it went really well! Unfortunately, it prevented the final production of Part III of our revelation.
Our story and our live program “TNN Live” will NOT be published or broadcasted today.
I apologize for the 24-hour delay, especially in light of this process we began on Monday of this week. But please know, our commitment has NOT changed nor will it: we give you the truth in all those things important to you — REAL truth. And we continue that in this case one day later. The finale of this will be published tomorrow, Thursday, August 20, 2020. And we’ll be back with “TNN Live” as well tomorrow at 9:00-11:00 AM Central.
Thanks for being a part of TruthNewsNetwork. And thank you for letting my 67-year-old body take an extra day to allow back surgery to release me to get back in the saddle!
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was a surprise pick to be Joe Biden’s running mate. Why so? Biden has, for decades, been the “poster boy” for the Moderate wing of the Democrat Party. Going into his presidential bid this year, he has painted himself as a consummate Moderate. But Americans have watched as the former Moderate has allowed the far-left of his party to pull him away from the neighborhood of Mr. Rogers to the neighborhood of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Waren. He had to get their support.
There’s a problem: Democrat Party leadership is uncertain any far-left Democrat can win the White House right now. So what do they do? They prop-up the picture of Uncle Joe as the “forever-Moderate” to sell to the American people. And they think they can.
But this Democrat Party is anything BUT Moderate.
“If Democrats are no longer Moderate, what are they?” The Democrat Party is running quietly yet as fast as possible to the Far Left in American politics.
“Americans are not ready for the Truth.” That’s where this Democrat Party is in their thinking. Their conundrum in looking at this election cycle caused them to make some hard choices: how to retake full government party control by making voters think Democrats are all Moderates without letting voters know they aren’t.
Democrat Party leadership is not playing a “short game:” they are playing the long game.” The game is called “Who will control the World politically.” It’s not just the United States.
What does that mean?
In the next few days, TruthNewsNetwork will unfold a bit at a time the plan of the Democrat Party in tandem with others to control World Politics.
We’re NOT going to give you any conspiracy theories. We’re not going to play a blame game. We’re going to present to you facts through documents, audio files, video files, the words of particular people that support every bit of information we give to you. And it starts right now.
Yes, it Begins with Kamala Harris
I dropped my glass when I heard ABC’s George Stephanopolous portray Kamala Harris as a “Moderate.” Any American who pays any attention at all knows she’s is certainly not that.
We’re not drawing broad and unsupported conclusions. We are basing those statements on facts: facts of her legislation and political history. Let’s take a look at just a few of her legislative “offerings.”
Democratic running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is one of the busier senators when it comes to introducing congressional legislation. Her 54 bills introduced in 2019 tied for 19th-most among all 100 senators, while her 52 bills introduced in 2017–18 put her in the top third among senators.
The Senate has been controlled by Republicans for all of Harris’s tenure, limiting her legislation’s odds of passage significantly. Still, four of her 131 bills were enacted into law — that’s good for a first-term Democratic senator. Let’s look at a handful of the bills she introduced to see what her legislation looks like, especially given the methodology ranking her as the most left-leaning senator in 2019, one spot above even Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
COUNT Victims Act
After the category 5 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, the death count was originally listed as 64. Yet a George Washington University study from September 2018, by researchers at the school’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, estimated the actual death count as 2,975.
The significantly higher number was determined in part by including deaths determined to be indirectly caused by the hurricane but occurring up to five months later. The Puerto Rican government requested the study and officially accepted its revised death count, but the federal government did not.
Introduced in 2018, Sen. Harris’s Counting Our Unexpected Natural Tragedies’ Victims Act requested that the federal government conduct a study of how best to fully count the total number of victims from natural disasters. The provision attracted eight Democratic co-sponsors and was ultimately incorporated into the broader 462-page FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was signed into law. However, the study doesn’t guarantee the federal government will adopt the new counting method.
“Whether it be Hurricane Maria or another natural disaster to come, the accuracy of the death toll has a direct impact on an area’s recovery,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “We cannot allow our government’s failed response in Puerto Rico ever to happen again. The ability to accurately count victims of natural disasters will give accurate information to grieving communities, and help us understand how we can mitigate the damage of future disasters.”
Disaster Victims Passport and ID Relief Act
After 2017 wildfires and floods in Harris’s home state of California, some individuals had to pay to replace governmental identification documents, including $110 for a passport book or $455 for a green card for permanent residents.
Introduced in June 2018, Sen. Harris’s Disaster Victims Passport and ID Relief Act provides a waiver from replacement fees for six types of identification: a U.S. Passport, visa, green card, Declaration of Intention form, naturalization or citizenship form, and employment authorization form.
Despite attracting no co-sponsors, the bill was ultimately incorporated into the broader 462-page FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was signed into law.
“Victims of natural disasters are forced to reconstruct their lives, and too often face high levels of financial stress,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “We must do what we can to ease that burden including waiving fees associated with the replacement of critical documents and ensuring child care facilities have the funding they need so families can get back on their feet.”
Justice for Victims of Lynching Act
Lynching is considered one of the most gruesome ways to kill somebody, primarily associated with racially-motivating killings by white people against Black people in the antebellum and Jim Crow-era South. Even though the last documented lynching in America occurred in 1981 — or perhaps because of it — the act was never officially made a federal crime. Introduced in June 2018, Sen. Harris’s Justice for Victims of Lynching Act would have done just that.
The bill attracted 39 cosponsors — 28 Democrats, nine Republicans, and two independents — and passed the Senate in mid-December 2018 on a voice vote, a procedure used for relatively noncontroversial legislation without significant opposition. However, the bill never received a House vote, possibly due to there being less than two weeks in the session of Congress.
Sen. Harris reintroduced it in February 2019, where it attracted 47 co-sponsors — 29 Democrats, 16 Republicans, and two independents — and again passed on a voice vote. The identical House version was introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and has attracted 14 co-sponsors, 12 Democrats and two Republicans.
In February 2020, the House instead voted on the similar — but not identical — Emmett Till Antilynching Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). The vote was 410–4, with Democrats unanimously supporting 222–0 and Republicans mostly supporting 188–3. Now to become law, either the Senate will have to vote on the House-passed version or vice versa.
That’s hardly guaranteed. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has blocked a potential Senate vote on the House version, arguing that the existing language is too broad. “The bill as written would allow altercations resulting in a cut, abrasion, bruise, or any other injury no matter how temporary to be subject to a 10-year penalty,” Sen. Paul said. “My amendment would simply apply a serious bodily injury standard, which would ensure crimes resulting in a substantial risk of death and extreme physical pain be prosecuted as a lynching.”
Sen. Harris disagrees. “Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “From 1882 to 1986 there have been 200 attempts that have failed to get Congress to pass federal anti-lynching legislation. It’s time for that to change.”
Marijuana is currently classified on a federal level as a Schedule 1 drug, the strictest classification alongside other drugs such as heroin and meth, and higher than Schedule 2 drugs including cocaine.
Introduced in July 2019, Sen. Harris’s Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act would legalize the drug federally, expunge certain past marijuana-related offenses from people’s criminal records, and introduce a 5 percent federal tax on marijuana.
The bill has attracted five Democratic co-sponsors but has not yet received a vote in the Senate Finance Committee. A House version introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has attracted 81 cosponsors, 80 Democrats plus Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). It was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in November 2019 and awaits a potential full vote in the chamber.
“Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “We need to start regulating marijuana, and expunge marijuana convictions from the records of millions of Americans so they can get on with their lives. As marijuana becomes legal across the country, we must make sure everyone — especially communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs — has a real opportunity to participate in this growing industry.
(Harris said in a 2019 interview that she had smoked marijuana in college while listening to music from Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, even though both of their debut albums came out after Harris attended college.)
Rent Relief Act
Renters currently comprise the highest percentage of households at any time in the past 50 years. This occurs as wages have remained largely stagnant, making rent harder to afford. More than 11 million Americans pay more than half their income to rent.
Introduced in July 2018, Sen. Harris’s Rent Relief Act would give a tax credit to anybody who spends more than 30 percent of their income on rent plus utilities, so long as they make less than $125,000.
The bill attracted five Democratic co-sponsors, but never received a vote in the Senate Finance Committee. In April 2019, Sen. Harris reintroduced the bill, where it has attracted three Democratic cosponsors but again not yet received a vote in the Senate Finance Committee. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) signed onto the previous version, but not yet the current version.
A House version introduced by Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) has attracted 10 Democratic cosponsors and awaits a potential vote in the House Ways and Means Committee.
“America’s affordable housing crisis has left too many families behind who struggle each month to keep a roof over their head,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “This bill will ensure no family is priced out of the basic security of a place to live. Bolstering the economic security of working families would strengthen our country and increase opportunity.”
ENOUGH Act / SHIELD Act
The Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH) Act would federally ban “revenge porn,” or posting explicit pictures of somebody else — often an ex — without their consent. Almost every state banned the practice during the 2010s, but there is no federal ban.
Sen. Harris introduced the bill In November 2017, with one Republican and one Democratic co-sponsor, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), and future presidential campaign rival Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). It never received a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Perpetrators of exploitation who seek to humiliate and shame their victims must be held accountable,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “It is long past time for the federal government to take action to give law enforcement the tools they need to crack down on these crimes.”
Harris introduced it again in the current Congress, in July 2019, as the renamed Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution (SHIELD) Act. It’s again attracted one Republican and one Democratic co-sponsor, still Sens. Burr and Klobuchar, but has not yet received a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A House version introduced by Harris’s fellow Californian Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA14) has attracted 87 Democratic and four Republican co-sponsors and awaits a potential vote in the House Judiciary Committee.
Shirley Chisholm statue
One of the major news stories of 2020 has been the debate over controversial statues, from Confederate generals and politicians to Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson — including in the U.S. Capitol Building.
In February 2018, Sen. Harris introduced a bill to include a statue of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black woman to run for president in 1972, in the Capitol Building. It attracted 16 co-sponsors, 15 Democrats and one independent, but never received a vote in the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.
“Shirley Chisholm created a path for me and the 40 Black women members of Congress who have served after her,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “While there is still work to be done for equal representation, we must also stand back and celebrate our triumphs along the way. Shirley’s legacy is one that encourages us to keep up the fight for our most voiceless and vulnerable, and deserves to be cemented in the United States Capitol.”
Sen. Harris reintroduced it again in the current Congress, in March 2019. It’s attracted 17 co-sponsors, 16 Democrats and one independent, but again has not yet received a vote in the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.
A House version introduced by Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY) has attracted 70 Democratic co-sponsors, and awaits a potential vote in the House Administration Committee.
Census Equality Act
Gallup estimates that 4.5 percent of the U.S. population identified as LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender — in 2017, a number rising every single year since they started the survey in 2012, because the stigma keeps lessening. But what is America’s LGBT population exactly?
Introduced in July 2018, Sen. Harris’s Census Equality Act would include a question on the decennial Census asking respondents about their sexual orientation and gender identity, starting in 2030. The idea is that America could get a precise count of that group’s population.
The bill attracted 21 Democratic co-sponsors, but never received a vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In June 2019, the similar LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act was introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), with Sen. Harris signing on as one of the 18 Democratic co-sponsors, though it has again not yet received a vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
A House version introduced by Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has attracted 142 Democratic co-sponsors and awaits a potential vote in the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
“The spirit of the Census is that no one should go uncounted and no one should be invisible,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “We must expand data collections efforts to ensure the LGBTQ community is not only seen, but fully accounted for in terms of government resources provided. This information can also provide us with better tools to enforce civil rights protections for a community that is too often discriminated against.”
Family Friendly Schools Act
Some schools get out as early as 2 P.M., even though the standard workday goes until 5 P.M. or 6 P.M., putting pressure on many working parents, particularly parents of elementary school-aged children.
Introduced in November 2019, Sen. Harris’s Family Friendly Schools Act would establish a grant program to keep 500 elementary schools open until at least 6 P.M. on weekdays. After five years, the Education Department would be required to produce a study about whether this model could or should be expanded nationwide.
The bill has attracted five Democratic co-sponsors but has not yet received a vote in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
“My mother raised my sister and me while working demanding, long hours,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “So I know firsthand that, for many working parents, juggling between school schedules and work schedules is a common cause of stress and financial hardship. But this does not have to be the case. My bill provides an innovative solution that will help reduce the burden of child care on working families. It is time we modernize the school schedule to better meet the needs of our students and their families.”
Access to Counsel Act
After her election in 2016, Harris’s first-ever bill in February 2017 would have clarified under federal law that undocumented immigrants held or detained have the right to a lawyer during their legal proceedings.
The bill attracted seven Democratic co-sponsors — including presidential campaign rivals Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — but never received a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Detention without access to representation goes against the basic values of our judicial system,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “Refugees, immigrants, students, and tourists all deserve to be able to access their lawyer in legal proceedings that could change the course of their lives, whether they enter the country at an airport or come across the border. Interactions with immigration enforcement officials are often confusing and disorienting, and no one should be exploited because of their lack of knowledge of our legal system.”
Sen. Harris also re-introduced the bill in the current Congress, in July 2019. It’s attracted six Democratic co-sponsors, but again has not yet received a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Six co-sponsors are the same as the seven who signed on the previous Congress, but Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware hasn’t co-sponsored this new version.
In July 2020, the House passed the Access to Counsel Act as an amendment to another bill, voting 231–184, with Democrats unanimously in favor and Republicans unanimously opposed.
Aretha Franklin Congressional Gold Medal Act
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor that Congress can bestow, awarded to 19 people from arts and entertainment throughout American history, including Walt Disney, actor John Wayne, singer Frank Sinatra, and Peanuts illustrator Charles M. Schulz.
In August 2018, Sen. Harris proposed the late singer and civil rights activist Aretha Franklin, a mere five days after Franklin’s death. The bill attracted 41 co-sponsors — 35 Democrats, five Republicans, and one independent — but never received a vote in the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
In February 2019, Sen. Harris reintroduced it with a smaller 25 co-sponsors to date: 23 Democrats and two Republicans. Again, it has not yet received a vote in the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
A House version introduced by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) has attracted 68 co-sponsors, 64 Democrats and four Republicans, and awaits a potential vote in either the House Administration or Financial Services Committee.
“From listening to Mary Don’t You Weep, to standing in the living room dancing to Rock Steady over and over again, to hearing from the Queen herself how lucky I was to be young, gifted and Black — Aretha’s songs were the soundtrack of my childhood,” Sen. Harris said in a press release. “Aretha was simply a legend. Her work and impact will be felt for generations to come, and it’s long past time Congress honor her with the Congressional Gold Medal.”
I know: you probably skimmed this entire list of Harris legislation or simply quit. But to understand the importance of what Americans each are facing in this election, one must have a good understanding of who are the players, where did they originate, and where each is headed.
These bills introduced by Sen. Harris may appear to be little more than a freshman Senator spreading her “legislative” wings, but they are far more than just that. She, in being so aggressive as a young Senator, showed all the political heavyweights looking-in that she is ready to become a “player” in important politics — the type of politics that are now in full swing in our country. She wants to be on stage and not sitting in the back.
That’s important to understand. It will help explain what shows up tomorrow about the California Senator, her role in the “Big Game,” and how today’s Democrat Party have surreptitiously been initiating their plan for us all while we were busy watching Russia-Gate, Ukraine-Gate, Impeachment, COVID-19 Pandemic, and Racial Anarchy during the last four years.
You don’t want to miss a day of this! Day by day, chapter, by chapter, the future of our nation as Democrats hope to see it play out is unfolding before your eyes.
I don’t remember a time when the United States has experienced anything similar to what we are watching play out daily today. Who could have fathomed cities would be torn apart by protests that quickly morph into violent demonstrations that almost as quickly morph into full-blown riots? It’s happening daily throughout America.
It hasn’t been surprising to watch and listen to Democrats blame all of it on President Trump. They seem to forget that each of the cities in which this violence occurs has mayors, local police and fire departments, and the states in which they are have governors that direct their state police forces that are fully equipped and trained to handle violence of these kinds. Why haven’t the cities or states acted in whatever fashion is required to quell the violence? That answer is beyond my comprehension.
Add to that the madness of each of these city’s mayors and each state’s governors have symbolically (and in some cases literally) given President Trump the middle finger placing 100% of the blame for all these travesties on his shoulders. To make matters worse, each of these local and state officials has demanded that President Trump not even consider sending federal officers to assist local and state law enforcement officials in preventing the devastation that occurs nightly.
It should not (but it does) surprise me that in each of the impacted cities across America and in each affected state every mayor and every governor are Democrats!
Does that even mean something?
I think it does.
What DOESN’T surprise me is that President Trump from the beginning has been ready to act, has federal agency officers set to go, and even has National Guard commanders abreast of current status at these locations with an order to be prepared to go when called.
He sent federal officers to Portland when things deteriorated to the point the Federal Courthouse was not just being covered in graffiti on a nightly basis, but firebombed, sustained fireworks, bricks, and rock attacks that were hurled at the Courthouse. In addition to the physical damage already sustained by the multimillion-dollar facility at the hands of these rioters, federal employees working within the building were daily put in danger by this terror. For sending those federal agents, President Trump was excoriated in Portland and in other cities around the nation. He found himself in one of those “damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don’t” dilemmas.
One thing has been proven in these riotous cities: Donald Trump is a learned leader in a crisis. His actions have been swift, well-planned, and decisive. And he happily takes responsibility.
It is certain that the fault for the violence does NOT lie at the President’s feet. It was laughable to hear former President Obama in his eulogy of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) blame this administration for “attacking peaceful protestors.” Each of these nights in Seattle, Portland, and even Louisville and Atlanta have begun with peaceful protestors and demonstrators. But shortly after sundown in each city, the looters, rioters, and rabid activists sweep into the streets and begin their destruction.
It’s not “peaceful” to bring a club to a demonstration. It’s not “peaceful” to bring a knapsack full of bricks. It’s not “peaceful” to throw small bombs into a courthouse building that explode and leave holes where they strike. It’s not “peaceful” to shine lasers in the eyes of policemen trying to keep safe citizens on the streets. It’s not “peaceful” when those terrorists permanently blinded with lasers three of those policemen.
President Obama was dead wrong. Those people are violent rioters. And to clarify that statement, Portland authorities have legally labeled these “wars” in their city as “Riots.”
Is the President really responsible for the division in the United States?
Think This Through:
I know many are saying today that Trump divided America. Did he really divide us? Let’s together prove or disprove that claim against Mr. Trump. Let’s together determine if he did so when the division of America actually happened.
How about when NONE of the Democrats showed up for his inauguration? Do you think that started the division? He hadn’t yet taken the Oath of Office, and except for Clinton and Obama, not one Democrat showed up. Is that when Trump divided America? Can you imagine if the Republicans didn’t show up for Obama’s inauguration because they lost? Can you even begin to imagine what would have happened?
How about when 19 minutes after Trump was inaugurated, the Washington Post declared, “The Impeachment of Donald Trump Begins!” Was that when Trump divided America?
What about when Nancy Pelosi ripped up Trump’s State of the Union address before the entire World, showing her disrespect for the office of the President of the United States? Did that bring the country together or is that when Trump divided America?
How about when Americans endured three years and over 40 million dollars spent on trying to prove that Trump only won because of Russian collusion and not because Americans voted in sufficient numbers to beat Hillary Clinton? Seventeen Democrats did everything in their power to prove that there was Russian Collusion and found NO proof. Was that when Trump divided America?
How about the press he’s received since his surprise win. 90% of the Mainstream Media are owned by corporations controlled by major Democrat Party Donors. Add to that 90+ percent of all national press stories about this President have been framed in a negative fashion? Could that be when Trump divided America?
Remember the Big campaign donors to Hillary? Michael Bloomberg gave $27 million, Tom Steyer gave $17 million, George Soros gave $9 million, and many others gave millions of dollars to Hillary. Do you think those donors gave millions just because they loved Hillary? Those weren’t campaign donations, they were “investments” in whatever Hillary Clinton had promised them she would do for them when she became president. They were certain she would win and they would then be showered with massive returns. When it didn’t happen, they lost all those millions of dollars of their campaign “investments.” It was those big donors that lost their dreams of more power, more control, and even more money with Hillary’s defeat. They were angered by their losses. They needed to punish Trump and those deplorables that voted for him. Was that when Trump divided America?
Here’s a question: If you’re a Democrat who does not support President Trump, have you ever listened to Trump or thought through any of the accomplishments or campaign promises he’s kept? Have you ever gone to one of his rallies or watched one from start to finish on television? Or have you just closed your mind to ANYTHING he has accomplished for ALL Americans?
When you determine your answer to that, then ask yourself the following questions:
What did Joe Biden do for America during the last 47 years in which he’s held office?
What did Joe Biden do for African Americans when he and Obama were in office for eight years?
What did Joe Biden do in his entire life to create private-sector jobs?
What did Joe Biden do to help the American middle-class workers?
Why do you think there are so many people tearing down statues, burning our flag, beating up police officers, disrespecting our founders, and hating our country? Their doing so is a direct result of today’s educators that have carefully denigrated the United States history.
If you are a teacher reading or listening to this today, please answer for yourself the following:
Do you teach that it was Democrats who founded and operated the Ku Klux Klan; that the leader of the KKK was Robert Byrd, who was elected to Congress and served as a representative for West Virginia for decades? It was Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama that eulogized Byrd at his funeral. Each claimed that Byrd was their mentor, their friend, and who taught them much about fairness. Was that when Trump divided America?
Do you teach that Democrats in America that fought the Civil War to keep slavery?
Do you teach that inner-city ghettos were created by Democrats to maintain control of slaves after they were freed?
Do you teach that Planned Parenthood was founded in inner cities to control the black population by killing their unborn children?
Do you allow a student to speak when he/she disagrees with you to say that Trump is a horrible president, or the electoral college must be eliminated? If you do allow that student to speak, you’re allowing the exercise of Free Speech. But do you teach the reason for the establishment of the electoral college occurred was to guarantee that even Americans who do not live in large cities have a Constitutional assurance their vote counts as much as those who do live in big cities?
President Trump’s family members and close friends have, since the day of the 2016 election, been vilified, chastised, demeaned, and hated by many Americans for one simple reason: He won the election.
Maybe THAT was when President Trump divided America!
Have you noticed that Democrats and other Leftists object to everything he does and have not once supported or applauded any of his actions that have helped make America stronger and more economically stable than in decades? Why haven’t they supported any of his considerable actions that have dramatically improved the lives of all Americans?
Answer: They can’t afford to support those things that have helped Americans. If they do, their support will help him win a second term in office.
If Mr. Trump wins in November, it will destroy the Democrat Party – and Democrats are scared to death.
By the way, did you forget about those cages that Leftists claimed President Trump used to cage illegal immigrant children? Those cages were built or used first by President Obama. He created the cages and put them in place to house illegal immigrant children. Was that all over the news when Obama did it? During Trump’s administration, those were the same cages used for the same purpose as did Obama’s Homeland Security.
Donald Trump recently commuted the sentence of Roger Stone and was demonized by the Left for doing so. There was not even a whisper of criticism when Obama commuted the sentences of 1715 inmates of which 330 were given their commutations on Obama’s last day in office. 405 of those were people who were sentenced to life without parole.
Don’t forget that Biden and Obama allowed the “H1N1” virus, or “Swine Flu,” to infect 60 million Americans before declaring it a health emergency seven months after the first confirmed infection. (So far, only four million Americans have contracted COVID-19) Did the media ever call that flu the “Obama Flu” or blame the Obama Administration for it reaching our shores? Compare Obama’s Swine Flu media coverage to the flurry of attacks levied against President Trump when he quickly halted travel from China at the end of January of this year. In February, Nancy Pelosi went to Chinatown and said, “Come on down! There’s no virus problem in Chinatown!” Joe Biden called President Trump a xenophobe and a racist for implementing that China travel ban. U.S. medical experts later stated that the President’s doing so saved Americans from hundreds of thousands of additional COVID-19 infections. Did you see those congratulatory Trump stories for that success for America?
Imagine what this country could accomplish if the Democrats worked with President Trump and the G.O.P. to further improve the economy, eliminate the coronavirus, restructure our inner cities where he’s already created Opportunity Zones that encourage minority home and business ownership and include new job training programs.
Do you know that more than 60% of African American parents are desperate for School Choice? When President Trump offered it, teacher unions and their members threatened to walk away and leave teaching. Their doing so was simply a demand to allow them to keep control of those inner-city schools that are devastating to African American children and are solely responsible for the horrible educational status for those children from those schools.
There’s just one important question that is critical for every American to answer honestly, but only after thinking-through the pluses and minuses of the candidates running to be the residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the next four years. Who is best suited to finish our war against COVID-19 and quickly get us back on track to recovery? Your honest answer to that question should be the ONLY determinate you use for your decision to vote for Joe Biden (or whoever may end up replacing him on the Democrat Party ticket) or President Trump.