Big Tech, federal agencies, and corporate media are working together to undermine the country and control your thoughts.
It’s tempting to look at Big Tech, corporate media, and federal agencies as distinct industries and entities with their own goals and organizational structures, but that’s not the right way to analyze them in 2024. In reality, they are just different systems within the same organism, similar to how eyes, ears, and legs are all part of a human body. They have different roles and functions, but all are subordinate to the same overarching goal: total power.
In 2024, these entities all function as part of a single system: the American Stasi. Recall that the Stasi was the oppressive spying and law enforcement regime deployed by the Soviet Union against the people of East Germany. The American regime today is every bit as corrupt and deceitful as the Soviet Stasi was during the Cold War. Big Tech and the federal surveillance system work hand in glove to manipulate what you see, hear, and think. The surveillance state spies on you constantly if you engage in activities it detests: going to church or speaking out at a school board meeting, for example. It develops and deploys complex technologies used to manipulate your perception of reality.
Big Tech is the deployment mechanism for much of this technology. Social media networks use government-funded technology to censor the news you read. Search engines use these technologies to prevent you from ever seeing information that’s inconvenient to the regime. Step out of line, and the surveillance state will demand that Big Tech shut down your account or prevent you from earning any revenue from your journalism. I personally know this happens because the regime did it to me and to The Federalist in 2020 and beyond.
Corporate media is used by both the surveillance state and Big Tech to bombard you and overwhelm you with messages it wants you to hear. If the government needs you to hate another country to justify the government’s desire to go to war with it, corporate media will gladly comply with story after story demanding war and slurring anyone who dissents as a domestic terrorist. The government will often spy on these dissenters and leak details of their private lives to corporate media to embarrass them, or they may even deliberately spread vicious lies about someone, knowing corporate media will happily broadcast them. Truth is no obstacle to the American Stasi.
If the government needs a war to replenish the coffers of its military-industrial complex backers and to justify the continued existence of its obscene security and surveillance services, it will use every appendage in the American Stasi to get its way. Corporate media will vilify the target foreign nation and any domestic dissenters. The FBI and its cronies will spy on, smear, and terrorize dissenters as national security threats. Defense research agencies will distribute technologies to their Big Tech friends, which will be used to throttle and deplatform citizens who object to the government’s actions.
And Big Tech will happily censor anyone the regime targets and then pat themselves on the back for being on the “right side of history.” At no point does the American Stasi engage in self-reflection and wonder if maybe it is the real villain. They all work in concert with each other in a constant feedback loop, effortlessly reinforcing each other in a manner requiring little overt direction.
Like with a human body, the eyes and ears and arms and legs don’t need step-by-step instructions for every menial task. They all know what’s required of them, or else they wouldn’t be part of the system. None of this is speculative, by the way. It’s all too real, and each one of you has witnessed multiple American Stasi operations rolled out over the last decade. Once you recognize what they’re doing and how the playbook never really changes, it’s difficult to unsee.
Russiagate? 100% American Stasi op from beginning to end. Ukraine impeachment? American Stasi op to defend its money-laundering playground in Ukraine, protect Biden, and hurt Trump. It was a psyop trifecta. The Kavanaugh rape hoax? Obvious American Stasi op. Covid? Oh, you better believe it. They brought out all the big guns on that one: it gave them the opportunity to take out Trump and deploy a biomedical surveillance state.
Hunter Biden’s laptop? Yep. The FBI fed lies to corporate media, and those lies were then used as censorship fodder by Big Tech. J6? Obviously. And, of course, the Ukraine war. And these are just the ones I can list off the top of my head. I promise you there are far more because the American Stasi never stops trying to manipulate the American people into giving the regime more power.
Power is all the American regime cares about, and it won’t stop until you don’t have any left.
Article by Sean Davis CEO and co-founder of the Federalist.
Republicans and apparently the Republican Party doesn't care about our southern border or American sovereignty, but they sure love Ukraine. How do I know? Meet The Republican Senators who lied to the American people about prioritizing border security over Ukraine funding.
In a 67-32 vote last week, 17 Republican senators voted alongside their Democrat buddies to advance a $95 billion “emergency security spending bill” that included $60 billion in aid to Ukraine and nothing to protect our border?
Ladies & gentlemen...here are 13 of those traitors who lied directly to the American people. Will you do anything about this?
Shelley Moore Capito, (R) West Virginia
Previously viewing solidifying the border as an issue of “national security,” Capito highlighted the national government’s inability to verify who the millions of illegal migrants were or where they were coming from.
She said in December, “With 2.4 million (migrants) coming across the border last year and with the highest October ever, and the highest month ever in September — I mean these numbers are just exceedingly way, way over what could have ever been predicting coming across the southern border,” adding, “We don’t know who they are. We know some of them are on the terror watch list. We know some of them are from countries that have terrorists.”
Having previously called for a “four-prong approach” providing aid to “Israel, the border, Ukraine and Taiwan,” Capito appears content leaving Americans to fend for themselves.
Bill Cassidy, (R) Louisiana
Despite previously saying, “We got to support our allies, but we got to secure our own border first,” Cassidy opted to forsake his promise to end the “chaos” he adamantly claimed “the American people rightfully so want” to see end.
Cassidy’s Thursday vote, however, calls into question why he is more aligned with the Biden administration’s foreign priorities than ensuring the rights of Americans “to feel safe in their own country.”
Susan Collins, (R) Maine
Although never a reliable conservative, Collins, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, previously told The Washington Post that border security is an “absolutely essential part” of a bill to send more money to Ukraine.
John Cornyn, (R) Texas
“They want tens of billions of dollars to help our friends and allies overseas, but they’re not willing to do what’s necessary to prevent a potential crisis at the border,” Cornyn previously lamented, adding, “The Biden administration just does not seem to care.”
Cornyn has also now prioritized funding America’s proxy war with Russia over fighting for border funding that could save countless lives and prevent further lawlessness in his home state.
Joni Ernst, (R) Iowa
Noting that Ukraine should not be America’s priority over ensuring our own sovereignty, Ernst previously called on lawmakers to prioritize “national security.”
“The issue is not Ukraine, and it’s not President Zelensky. It’s our own national security at our southern border,” Ernst said in December.
Yet despite there being no significant change in the status of the Ukraine-Russia war, Ernst decided it was more important to send billions abroad instead of fighting to shore up the southern border.
Chuck Grassley, (R) Iowa
“We have to have the same consideration about our own border,” Grassley previously said, calling for domestic action to be taken before any further commitments were made to “the border of Israel and Gaza, Russia and Ukraine.”
John Kennedy, (R) Louisiana
“We’re as serious as four heart attacks and a stroke,” Kennedy previously claimed when calling for border security to be prioritized over foreign assistance.
He said, “Now, the president sent us a national security bill and we said, OK, we’re going to do national security, but we’re not going to pass your bill until you close the border. And the president said, surely you’re not serious. And the Republicans in the Senate said, don’t call me Shirley and we are serious.”
Clearly, Republicans are in no way, shape, or form serious people. If they were, Kennedy and his ilk wouldn’t have lied to the public about how important they consider the border to be.
Mitch McConnell, (R) Kentucky
It’s to be expected that McConnell will always ruin everything. But even he once appeared adamant that there would be no further “supplemental legislation” passing the upper chamber until the border crisis was addressed.
“As my colleagues and I on this side of the aisle have made abundantly clear, national security begins with border security. And any serious supplemental legislation with a shot of passing the Senate in the coming weeks will have to take meaningful steps toward fixing the Biden Administration’s border crisis,” the Senate minority leader said last November.
McConnell’s consistent role as controlled opposition and inability to deliver results has led to several of his colleagues demanding he resign from his role in Senate leadership.
Mitt Romney, (R) Utah
“We’ve got to secure the border,” Romney once demanded. “Any effort that doesn’t do that will be rejected by Republicans.”
But much like McConnell, Romney exists to spike the football at the one-yard line. He’s never been serious about advancing a conservative agenda and appears to be similarly uncommitted to protecting America’s borders.
Mike Rounds, (R) South Dakota
“Any bill with aid for Israel and Ukraine must include policy changes at our Southern border,” Rounds proclaimed in November.
Well, so much for that.
John Thune, (R) South Dakota
Noting many congressional Republicans’ commitment to meddling in foreign conflicts that in no identifiable way benefit Americans, Thune said in December, “A lot of us Republicans are very eager to get Ukraine the aid it needs. But we cannot — we cannot — tend to our national security interests abroad while ignoring the national security crisis on our own doorstep.”
But because of Republicans like Thune, the crisis on our doorstep will continue to be ignored, and American lives will be needlessly lost.
Roger Wicker, (R) Mississippi
“We needed to demonstrate that Republicans are not going to pass a supplemental appropriation bill unless it takes care of very important restrictions on the southern border,” Wicker said just a few months ago.
Todd Young, (R) Indiana
“I don’t believe we should take this off the table. … Let’s get something consequential done for the American people,” Young recently said, referring to the importance of fighting for causes like border security that actually benefit Americans.
But he, just like the other Republican defects, is nothing more than a sellout.
In the coming days, the Senate will hold further votes to solidify foreign aid packages before the legislation gets sent to the House, where Speaker Mike Johnson and House Armed Services Committee Chair Mike Rogers claim anything without sufficient border guarantees is dead on arrival.
In that time, it’s likely more Republicans will move to support sending billions of dollars abroad before anything close to resembling a serious border policy comes to the floor. Senators like Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are requesting amendments be added to the legislation that, according to The New York Times, would “cap the number of migrants that could be paroled into the United States at 10,000 annually.”
This legislation requires 60 votes to move forward. Republicans can gain control of the situation and force the national focus to fully be on the southern border, if they want to. Our National Party, our elected Republicans and conservative voters everywhere need to remind these lying so called members of our party that they were elected to protect America, not Ukraine.
SECURE OUR BORDER!
From an article by Samuel Manggold-Lenett
According to Senator Rand Paul, auditing the Federal Reserve is a fiscal necessity and a congressional imperative. That is why he has reintroduced the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act” (referred to as “Audit the Fed”) as his first legislation of 2024.
“Imagine a financial behemoth at the center of the biggest economy on the planet. It secretly pulls the strings of America’s fiscal destiny, and the consequences of its actions ripple through the lives of countless individuals, yet its inner workings are almost entirely unknown and not subject to any form of checks or balances. This is not the plot of a dystopian novel but the current reality of America’s Federal Reserve system.”
According to the Senator, now is the time to bring this financial giant into the light. While I totally agree, I would advise the Senator to be very careful, as many before him have met a disastrous fate when challenging the Central Bank. Among them, four US Presidents whose lives were cut short by assassins who were killed “before they got their day in court.”
Let's start with Abraham Lincoln. “In 1861, the United States was going deeper and deeper in debt trying to fight another war. The only choice Abraham Lincoln had was for the United States to start printing its own legal tender to pay the soldiers. If he would not have done this, we would've gotten deeper and deeper into debt with foreign banks (The same banks we are in debt with today.) So, Abraham Lincoln printed $50,000,000 in the new green backs. And the effects were The United States started to get out of debt. However, you don't go behind the World Bank's back and print your own currency, in 1865, he was assassinated by a lone gunman who was then killed by the police before he was able to have his day in court.”
Next, we have James A Garfield. He has been quoted saying “the Federal Reserve is not a government institution, but a private central bank owned by a handful of major banks and bond dealers. As such, it is a cartel owned controlled and essentially for profit driven not by the people of United States, but instead by the banking industry's ruling elite.” He was also quoted saying “if the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency first by inflation, then by deflation. The banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” He was only in office for 4 months when he was assassinated by a lone gunman who was then killed “before he had his day in court.”
Then there was President William McKinley. From 1897 to 1901 he led America to victory in the Spanish American War. He raised tariffs to promote American industry. He put the country on the gold standard. This prevented inflation from private and central banks. You can only print enough currency that you can back by gold. Not long after, William McKinley was then assassinated by a lone gunman who was killed before he could tell his side of the story or “have his day in court.”
Next, we have one of my favorite presidents, John F Kennedy. On June 4th, 1963, he signed executive order 11110 that would abolish the Federal Reserve and stop the Federal Reserve from being able to loan United States money to be paid back with interest. He also went on to print the silver backs. A new currency, backed by silver. Five months later, John F Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman, who was then killed before he could tell his story or “have his day in court.”
If You believe this is all a coincidence, do your research, and you will find we have all been lied to. Connect the dots yourselves. If you mess with the world banks, they will kill you. “This is why so many people claim we are living in the matrix. Our world has been high jacked by global bankers, who believe they have the right to rule over us.” And if you go against the grain, you will be silenced.
Senator Paul has received much criticism from both sides of the aisle as they claim that his proposed legislation “Audit the Fed” would compromise the Federal Reserve’s autonomy. However, Senator Paul argues that “transparency and oversight of every government institution is imperative and ought to be a bipartisan objective.”
The Senator’s effort to oversee and shed light on our financial institutions has widespread grassroots support, including students, mothers, fathers, and American citizens who worry about our nation’s prosperity and how they will care for their families. The Fed’s relentless lending and bailout strategies cast doubts on our economic outlook and contribute to the shaky economic fundamentals this nation has had since the fake pandemic.
While Congress was the body that established the Federal Reserve and assigned a portion of its monetary policy powers, “independence” has become synonymous with “secrecy.” Enacting “Audit the Fed” would finally deliver answers to the American people about how Washington is spending their money.
“The American people have a right to see behind the veil of secrecy at the Fed. I will continue to do what I can to lift that veil. I urge my fellow senators to join me.”
I pray for Senator Paul as I applaud his efforts for transparency.
History teaches us that the true guardians of democracy are not state supreme courts or rogue lawmakers, but the people themselves.
In a landscape where the law and politics intertwine, Colorado and Maine’s decision to bar former President Donald Trump from their primary ballots resonates deeply within the heart of American democracy. This isn’t a mere legal maneuver; it’s a high-stakes dance on the tightrope of American electoral politics, balancing constitutional law and political strategy.
At the heart of these decisions lies the rarely invoked insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment, a relic from the Civil War that now gains newfound significance. Essentially, it prohibits individuals who have actively worked against the Constitution through insurrection from holding any government position.
Ultimately, this issue forces us to ponder how, as a nation, we determine who ascends to the highest echelons of leadership and who does not. It’s a question that doesn’t merely seek an answer; it demands profound introspection and contemplation about the very essence of our self-government.
If Kirk were alive today, he would agree with those who are now critical of the neocons for having abandoned their conservatism in favor of an imperialistic and globalist ideology.
While a handful of writers and thinkers before him had adopted the term “conservative” and promoted it in their writings, like Peter Viereck in the 1940s, it was the publication of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind in 1953 that brought the term into public parlance and prominence.
Michael Federici gives a brief but insightful introduction to the newly rereleased version of The Politics of Prudence, Kirk’s collection of essays first published in 1993 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. The work attempted to present conservatism anew in an age now free from the ideological struggle of the Cold War.
Federici notes that Kirk understood conservatism to be “a disposition of character rather than a collection of reified, abstract political doctrines. It is the rejection of ideology rather than the exercise of it.” This, too, is the understanding of conservatism laid out by the champion of conservatism in the 21st century, my former teacher Sir Roger Scruton.
This understanding may help one realize why conservatism fails as an ideology — because it is not an ideology. As Kirk humorously notes early on in one of the early chapters of this book, conservatives who attempt to ideologize conservatism make the first and most egregious error in understanding conservatism.
“The left’s attacks against former President Trump and America are unprecedented in US history. Drew Thomas Allen has written a powerful and timely book that gives Americans the fuel they need to confront and defeat the threat of tyranny in our time. Honest and unapologetic, Allen sees opportunity rather than despair as he charges a new generation of Americans to rescue America. America’s Last Stand: Will You Vote to Save or Destroy America in 2024 is the right book at the right time.”
We must not let our Temple of Liberty fall. While our enemy recruits an army of our brothers and sisters to join their jihad to reduce America to rubble by appealing to our worst and wildest passions, we must rise and plant our feet firmly in their midst and preach the truth with cold, calculated reason,”
What makes Allen’s book so important is its profound sense and clarity of purpose. Christina Bobb, familiar to many as a frequent guest on Newsmax and an attorney to Donald J. Trump, perhaps best identifies this in her own advanced praise for America’s Last Stand, writing:
“The left’s attacks against former President Trump and America are unprecedented in US history. Drew Thomas Allen has written a powerful and timely book that gives Americans the fuel they need to confront and defeat the threat of tyranny in our time. Honest and unapologetic, Allen sees opportunity rather than despair as he charges a new generation of Americans to rescue America. America’s Last Stand is the right book at the right time.”
This is, indeed, what distinguishes Allen’s book from so many others. Not only is it the right book at the right time but the book we need at this time. 2024 is the most consequential election of our lifetime and Allen is wildly successful in conveying those stakes and leaving no doubt otherwise in the mind of any reader.
Allen’s words are direct and honest. “Our present conflict is unprecedented in our own nation’s history and in our own lifetimes and marks the third major test, which will determine whether America survives or dies,” Allen writes.
The world is burning yet many of our elected representatives can’t seem to find their voice to effect change. Even the Republican Party seems to be sitting it out. This is a problem of party leadership at the national, state, and even the county levels; and that is why I’m entering the race to be your next Weber County Republican Party Chair.
I’m Bill Olson proud father to two beautiful conservative young women, Alyssa & Haley...
I am a retired serial entrepreneur and I have gained my Party experience by holding many elected positions over the last 12 years, including:
Let’s be honest with each other...As Republicans, our stated purpose is to nominate and support the election of Republican candidates for public office and promote the principles set forth in our Party Platform.
Did you know, all Republican Candidates seeking the nomination of the Utah Republican Party to run as a Republican for any federal, statewide, state legislative, or state school board office are required to sign a Candidate Certification Form declaring:
“I Have read the Utah Republican Party Platform, Constitution, and Bylaws. I support the Republican Party Platform...and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an office holder should be evaluated.”
Veterans Day, which was originally founded around the virtue of the cessation of hostilities in World War I rather than the commemoration of any individual, should be a holiday beyond reproach.
Veterans Day had its origin in 1918 at the end of World War I, a conflict that was at that time so horrendous that it was dubbed “the Great War” or “the war to end all wars,” with the United States playing the decisive role in the Allied Powers’ final victory.
It was first known as Armistice Day, celebrated on Nov. 11 because that was the day agreed upon by the Allied nations and Germany to begin a total cessation of hostilities. It went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after some 20 million people from both sides had given their lives in the war effort.
For many years thereafter, Armistice Day was just recognized on a state level. Twenty years later, when the winds of an even greater war were blowing toward what would be known as World War II — with Germany having annexed Austria and making clear preparations to take over Czechoslovakia — the U.S. Congress passed the act to establish Armistice Day as a legal federal holiday on May 13, 1938. Ironically, it was said at that very time to be “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.”
The constitutionality of RCV turns on whether some voters are afforded “an increased opportunity to affect the outcome of an election” than other voters. Among similarly situated voters, the Equal Protection Clause does not permit some votes to carry a greater weight than others. At the heart of this inquiry is whether RCV’s rounds of tabulation function as one election or multiple elections. I believe RCV functions as multiple elections and in so doing inflicts four primary burdens on voting rights.
1. RCV Operates as Multiple Elections
RCV operates as more than one election and in doing so, affords some voters a weightier and unequal opportunity to influence electoral outcomes. Strong evidence that RCV systems produce more than one election exists in the text of RCV statutes, interest groups that support RCV, and state officials who have defended RCV in court. Statutes that enact RCV direct election officials to engage in multiple “rounds” of vote disbursement.
Moreover, election scholars confirm that RCV is more than one election. According to leading political science professor and voting systems expert, Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, an election is defined as a given set of voters choosing amongst a given set of candidates. Each time the voters and candidates change, there is a distinct and separate election. In practice, RCV does precisely that. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, the lowest candidates are removed from contention and eliminated from the pool of viable candidates. But not only do the candidates change in subsequent rounds of an RCV election, so do the voters. For example, in one San Francisco RCV election, by the final round of tabulation, twenty-seven percent of voters had their ranked ballots exhausted and were no longer actively participating with the other seventy-three percent of voters. Because both candidates and voters change in every subsequent round, RCV is properly considered not one, but multiple elections.
Some may argue that RCV’s practical consequence of producing multiple elections is inconsequential. However, this commonly-deployed argument ignores the more serious threat lurking in the background. Although passed off as “subsequent rounds” of a single election, properly understood, RCV’s multiple elections treat some voters more favorably than others. Voters who rank a non-continuing candidate first, and thus have their second or third choice considered, get to morph their ballots into outcome determinative votes. In contrast, voters who rank a continuing candidate are stuck with a single choice and that single vote. Moreover, while some voters have their votes counted again and again, others have their ballots eliminated in RCV’s subsequent rounds. For an example, consider the election data from a San Francisco RCV election. It is illogical to suggest that the twenty-seven percent of voters who had their ballots exhausted by the last round were afforded an “equal chance” to impact the outcome of the election—they did not even have a vote to exercise in the later elections. Thus, contrary to the Ninth Circuit’s reasoning in Dudum, votes are not afforded the “same mathematical weight” in RCV elections. Rather, RCV operates as multiple, unequal elections where some votes are elevated to outcome-determinative status, some are locked in place, while others are exhausted entirely.
''Reagan was the great optimist' — he also said we must 'recognize that evil exists in the world'
Ronald Reagan's values, vision and vibrant personal optimism inspired a rebirth of American pride, growth and exceptionalism in the 1980s, after nearly two decades of social and cultural upheaval.
"Reagan was deeply concerned about America in the late 70s," Virginia-based historian and author Craig Shirley told Fox News Digital. "America had gone through 17 long, horrible years beginning with the assassination of JFK."
The quagmire of Vietnam, the author added, the failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson, the resignation of Richard Nixon, the Iran hostage crisis and the infamous social and economic "malaise" of the Jimmy Carter administration all created the feeling of a nation in decline.
Reagan countered the appearance of cultural decay with pro-growth economic policies and an investment in American muscularity abroad.
He also invested political capital in the nation’s spiritual rebirth: Patriotism, faith and family, individualism and the belief that the best days for America were still ahead.
“The ceremony of innocence is drowned:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.” --W.B. Yeats
Osama bin Laden rightly coached his followers that “the people want to follow the ‘strong horse’ and will abandon the weak one.” We are witnessing our nation now being destroyed by the powerful Democrat demons and betrayed by the pitiable weakness and cowardice of our Republican champions. Unless the Republicans, the Patriots, the Conservatives, the lovers of our Constitution, quickly rise up and display backbone, this great American experiment may well perish from the earth.
Providence and our brilliant Constitution have given us a legal pathway to saving this nation, but it must be grasped and pursued with courage and righteous power. While the Democrats dishonored the tool of Impeachment against President Trump by using false and illegitimate reasons for their debauched actions, this must not be the excuse for abandoning this worthy instrument for correcting against corruption and stupidity in our highest public offices.
The evidence for Biden’s corruption and betrayal of America mounts by the day. We cannot wait for the situation to ripen further.
Overview shows a straightforward explanation of government systems, basic economics, and timeless moral principles. Because of following them, America became the most unique and prosperous country in history.
Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; the institutions were already weaponized by the Patriot Act. What Obama and Holder did was take the preexisting system and retool it, so the weapons of government only targeted one side of the political continuum.
This point is where many people understandably get confused.
(1) The Patriot Act turned the intel surveillance radar from foreign searches for terrorists to domestic searches for terrorists.(2) Obama/Biden then redefined what is a “terrorist” to include their political opposition.
In the era shortly after 9/11, the DC national security apparatus, instructed by Vice President Dick Cheney, was constructed to preserve continuity of government and simultaneously view all Americans as potential threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) were created specifically for this purpose.
After 9/11/01, the electronic surveillance system, that was originally created to monitor threats from abroad, was retooled to monitor threats inside our country. That is when all of our electronic ‘metadata’ came under federal surveillance.
That inflection point, and the process that followed, was exactly what Edward Snowden tried to point out.
What Barack Obama and Eric Holder did with that new construct was refine the internal targeting mechanisms, so that only their political opposition became the target of this new national security system.
Once upon a time, there was a coronavirus. Actually, there were several coronaviruses. The CDC lists 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1. It goes on to note that they are generally mild respiratory viruses that rarely cause serious illnesses. They are...drum roll, please...common cold viruses.
Over the last twenty years, we've been threatened with panic porn about three other coronaviruses: MERS, SARS, and COVID-19. MERS and SARS appeared to be really bad actors, but instead of the infectious holocaust the Feds predicted, they bombed out. SARS killed 11% of its victims but is known to have infected only 8,649 people. MERS was a bit worse, killing 35% of its victims, but as of 2021, there were only 2,600 total cases. At this point, our attention might wander to Zika and Ebola. Wild-eyed acolytes of the CDC shouted that these new plagues would destroy civilization as we knew it. Instead, they made profits for Anthony Fauci as he rented out his patent on Remdesivir. But it didn't work on Ebola.
Then, the story goes, Fauci used our tax money to pay for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to make a bigger, badder coronavirus. This one could not be allowed to be a nothing. It had to be catastrophic so that his medicine would be prescribed for everyone. And a vaccine constructed with his help would also be pleasantly beneficial for his wallet.
We live in an age of unbelief. The foundations of American life are eroding. America is entering an uncharted, revolutionary time. We are no longer the America of our founders or even the America that existed twenty years ago. We are in trouble, and a cataclysm of ominous events may soon overwhelm us. We need a national spiritual revival.
Two seminal revival movements were such game-changing events in American history that historians were compelled to call them Great Awakenings. The First Great Awakening in the mid-1700s created the moral climate for the Declaration of Independence and the founding of a new country, conceived in liberty, that would truly become a light to the nations.
The Second Great Awakening in the mid-1800s was even more potent and culminated with Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery. As a result of this movement, the United States has liberated more people economically, politically, and spiritually than any other nation in history.
The problems of America today cannot be solved by politicians or our broken culture. We need another Great Awakening on a scale and resolve equal to the first two. There are some hopeful signs this may be happening.
"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened."
The pages of the Bible are a testament to the downfall of those who plot wicked plans, providing a guidepost for our own battles: "Do the right thing, and risk the consequences." Because, in the end, righteousness prevails. When we were children, bullies would throw sticks and stones and call us names. Today, some of those bullies grew up into "Deep Staters" who brand our truth as conspiracy theories and their lies as truth. As Isaiah warned, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20).
Intimidation: Goliath, the Philistine giant, was a colossal embodiment of intimidation. Against him, the Israelites felt powerless. But with faith as his guide, David overcame. Today, we grapple with the "Giant of the Deep State," an insidious, unseen force that operates behind the curtains, manipulating political structures. These unelected puppet masters, who wield undue influence, can seem overwhelming, yet we are reminded: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1). With God, even the mightiest, most covert enemies like Satan and his Deep State accomplices can be vanquished.
Arrogance: Haman's story is emblematic of the consequences of unchecked arrogance. His malicious designs against the Jews were foiled by Esther and Mordecai, leading to his own destruction. Proverbs 16:18 observes, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."
Seduction and brazenness: Jezebel and her prophets of Baal epitomized seduction and brazenness, drawing Israel away from God. But God's enduring plan saw through their machinations. As it was in 1 Kings 18:39, "The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!"
In the time of Nehemiah, as the Israelites endeavored to rebuild their city's walls, they faced adversaries in Sanballat and Tobiah. Yet Nehemiah remained resolute. The people built the wall with one hand and defended with the other, illustrating that perseverance and faith can overcome any opposition.
Today's world seems rife with insurmountable challenges. But when we embrace our "spiritual" sight over our "natural" eyes, we perceive the greater cosmic battle. As the Bible reassures, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).
Echoing biblical teachings, John F. Kennedy once remarked, "The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." We must stand unwaveringly against any evil, no matter its form.
"Public opinion in the country is everything" - Abraham Lincoln.
In 1887, eminent thinker Wallace F. Campbell, writing in The North American Review, introduced the often-used term of today: The Court of Public Opinion.
As cataloged by the Library of Congress, Campbell wrote:
"It is commonly supposed that courts, juries, and counsel constitute the proper tribunal ordained by the people for the trial of alleged criminals. It has remained for the author of the "Court of Public Opinion" to assume that such is not the case, and that the machinery of justice exists merely for the purpose of automatically registering the prejudiced decision of a self-constituted tribunal ... a trial court whose judgment is infallible, and from whose decision no appeal lies, is a very unsafe tribunal for the people of this country to adopt."
Campbell may well have had the wisdom to envision what could happen 136 years later - and be talking about President Biden's and the Left's relentless campaign to send former president Trump to jail. Attorney General Merrick Garland and his aggressive prosecutor Jack Smith are expending all federal resources to build a case that, under the right circumstances of a biased jury and a sympathetic bench, could result in a judgment that might appear infallible, as Campbell said. But the eminent thinker warns that such an outcome would be hard for voters to embrace.
Indeed, the proceedings in the classified documents case are well underway. Judge Cannon has already set a trial date of May 2024, just six months before the next U.S. presidential election. Some conservatives complained that such a date is too dangerous for President Trump. What if he is found guilty of at least one charge? Democrats could not contain their glee. Running against a "criminal" would be the surest way to return President Biden to a second term.
But the Democrats could be miscalculating big time.
In roughly the past fifty years, the term “continuity of government” has been used with increased frequency describing how the United States of America, a constitutional republican system of government, contains internal mechanisms to protect the executive branch in the event of crisis, attack or disruption of leadership by adversaries.
The term ‘continuity of government‘ became much more common in the aftermath of 9-11-01 and the thunder shock of an al-Qaeda inspired terrorist attack in New York and Washington DC.
Within the very brief discussion period that led up to the 10-26-01 Patriot Act [pdf here], literally a structural reform of the entire domestic terrorist apparatus that created the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), a bill only debated for a few weeks, the baseline was the enhanced ‘continuity of government‘ in the event of an emergency.
As we have exhaustively outlined on these pages, the outcome of the Patriot Act was to create a system where every American was now viewed by our federal government through the prism of the citizen being a potential terrorist threat. The federal government aligned all of our institutions and systems accordingly.
DHS was created to monitor American behavior, the TSA was created to scan American travelers, and the FBI was enhanced with resources to conduct surveillance despite our Fourth Amendment protections within our Constitution. Instead of the U.S. Govt protecting U.S. citizens from foreign threats, the Patriot Act changed the mission of government to protect itself from potential citizen threats.
In essence, We the People became the suspects, and all of the constitutional viewpoints within the FBI and Dept of Justice were modified to create monitoring systems.
Who is the emperor? The cabal that is prepared to do anything, no matter how unconstitutional, no matter how evil, to destroy Donald Trump. That would be Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, and Jack Smith. Of course, this trio of thugs has many cohorts willing to do its dirty work.
What kind of dirty work? The kind that has made judges, the mainstream media, and most members of Congress fear being canceled. The left's method of coercion is well known. Cross us, and your career is over. Read Alan Dershowitz's book, Get Trump. The elites who believe they are uniquely entitled to run the country will cancel you, harass you, ruin you by any means necessary. They will go after anyone who dares to deviate from their party line.
American culture has become a cesspool of abject cowardice. And by design, now that the elites — our stable of Ivy League legacy grads who grew up knowing they would run the world without having to really know anything — are in charge. We are living in a dystopia of their making. It's all about leverage; everyone has some kind of leverage on everyone else, so people do what they are told.
That is how Jeffrey Epstein got away with his obscene abuse of young girls trafficked for the pleasure of his rich pals for decades. Think Sound of Freedom and the fact that the U.S. is the number-one consumer of child porn and abuse. Why does the left fear this film? Hmmm.
Modern warfare has evolved into what is now termed Fifth Generation Warfare (5GW).
Even the leftist wonks at Wikipedia have summarized the evolution of warfare fairly well, in re-stating the generations of warfare concepts developed by military analysts and historians including William S. Lind, Terry Terriff, and Robert Steele:
To my way of thinking, Fifth Generation warfare centers around Information and denial of information. That could include: intelligence, counterintelligence, propaganda, civil affairs, psychological warfare, C4CI, lawfare, targeted harassment, and war as an extension of politics, i.e. political dirty tricks or outright political warfare.
Thousands of Americans were severely punished for bravely resisting the Covid psyop.
If you were one of those people who always diligently wore an ineffective mask, got the experimental vaccine and boosters, or performatively practiced social distancing, you really owe an apology to those who stood up for civil liberties during Covid and must commit to being smarter and braver in the future.
The Covid years mark what was arguably the greatest encroachment on personal freedom and bodily autonomy in the history of our country. The government decimated the American economy by forcibly closing businesses. It enacted unethical and anti-science mask mandates and government employee vaccine mandates, even though the Covid shots do not prevent people from spreading or contracting the virus.
Many counties and cities made life for the unvaccinated as uncomfortable as possible, with some prohibiting them from dining in restaurants and going to the gym or entertainment venues. Meanwhile, private businesses and schools had their own social distancing, vaccine, and mask requirements, with even many churches bending the knee.
It was at least somewhat reasonable to wear a mask or social distance at the very beginning of Covid because there were so many unknowns about the virus. Yet the insanity lasted for years, well after it was clear the response to the virus was causing more harm than good and studies showed the lockdowns were futile, cloth masks were not effective, and the vaccine was causing serious injuries.
Abraham Lincoln at the height of the Civil War was asked if he thought the Lord was on his side. Lincoln responded, "My concern is not whether God is on our side, but whether we are on God's side."
God’s blessing of America, like many things God does, is a partnership arrangement.
For those who love our country and all for which it stands, when called to pledge our allegiance – we stand, we remove our hats, we silence our conversation. We place our hands over our hearts and we promise yet again our loyalty – as we should – to the essential intangible qualities of a free land entrusted to our care by God Almighty.
Regardless of the polarizing strains of identity politics that some promote, the vast majority of Americans still hold to the reality that we are "One Nation Under God," and that, as our Declaration of Independence states, we are "...endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights... among them, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
A minute or two with the headlines of any newspaper, or the first two minutes of any news channel, are enough to tell us that we need something beyond ourselves to help us. Whatever we are doing on our own, is doing little, if anything to stem the tide of cultural divisiveness, racial disharmony, pervasive political corruption and unceasing violence. We need something beyond ourselves – to help us, to save us – to bless us.
Lots to complain about, and my friends are doing a lot of that. This article brings the complaint to a point. The author argues persuasively about the reason Republican's won't prevail in the ESG debate. We agree on many issues; however, I would only disagree on the outcome, because it is still in process. ESG has a principle; it's wrong, it's destructive, but they sure believe in it. Republicans today lack the unifying principle on which our party was formed.
I would condense this reason into "the Republican party lacks the unifying principle and the understanding of the principle."
For instance, the Christian Right are all about abortion, the Never Trumps are about Never Trump, the MAGA guys are into Only Trump. The big-gov R's are into using government to enrich themselves and their shareholders. They all lack the principle. The left unifies under an evil banner, and the right eats its young.
Rural America is vital to the survival of this nation. It matters not only for the food and natural resources it produces, but as a source of inspiration, and indeed the best hope for the recovery of our constitutional republic.
The 2020 presidential election results map clearly shows that a conservative stronghold exists in most rural parts of the country, especially in the South, Midwest, and many Rocky Mountain states. Rural America is not the hinterland of New York City or coastal California. And yet mainstream media have largely ignored the vision and insights of rural communities for decades.
How the Founders envisioned the future of America still matters. Many of the leading Founders believed in a rooted lifestyle based on land ownership and saw the republic as a mosaic of individual families pursuing happiness as moral, capable, and independent-minded citizens. Owning land was once a dream that most Americans sought to achieve, and the driving force behind it was the need to be independent from the control of others. Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Madison, farmers all, and all currently vilified, would have been appalled at the degree to which Americans have now forsaken the cardinal lesson of rural life: the need to be self-sufficient. From the voices of Big Tech, large corporations, wayward governments, and the modern consumer culture, Americans are told what to think, buy, and believe.
But it wasn't always this way. What happened?
After reading the entire 75-page transcript of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) testimony to congress, a testimonial that almost no one in the mainstream news has written about, issues surrounding the document search against President Trump take on some new context.
The NARA officials are essentially professional DC bureaucrats with a mission to look out for the best interests of the DC system they support. It is very clear from their opinion; Donald Trump was considered an outsider to the DC system of government – and that baseline established the framework for why and how NARA took such extreme processes with President Trump.
From the transcript, one NARA official says, “I am storing 555,000 cubic feet of classified national security information. To put that in perspective, the white boxes that many of you have seen in your offices, that is a cubic foot. It holds about 2,500 pages. Another way for me to describe it, a typical stack area that we store records in a Federal records center can hold about 100,000 cubic feet. And that is a room that is about roughly the size of a football field. So you are looking at five and a half football fields floor to ceiling shelving.”
President Trump did not turn over the letter left to him by President Obama, nor did President Trump turn over the 27 letters exchanged between himself and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un. NARA was looking for these along with other documents pertaining to President Trump engaging in discussions with other foreign leaders, and NARA was angry about the perceived lack of respect shown by Trump toward their endeavor.
However, when you take the current DC establishment system, look at the history of the Trump administration engagement in foreign policy, then overlay that dynamic with the gatekeeping responsibilities outlined by NARA, what you may discover is an entirely different prism through which to view the DC motives.