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By Douglas V. Gibbs


While the House of Representatives is currently in Recess, one of the upcoming battles is a package for foreign aid that is supposed to include funds for Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel.  While constitutionally the legislative branch has the power to determine how the monies of the United States are spent, and the federal government was designed to handle foreign affairs, we must ask if the money being sent is for the benefit of the United States, and if in some cases we might very well be funding the coffers of potential enemies.

The war between Russia and Ukraine, thanks to the “Russia Russia Russia” pandemonium created by the Democrats in their pursuit to destroying Donald J. Trump, sent Americans scurrying to support Ukraine.  Blue and yellow flags have been flying, and the media has slobbered over their support for Ukraine.  If one is not fully on board with their “support Ukraine” campaign, the suggestion is that you are then a supporter of Russia, and Vladimir Putin.

While I mourn for the people of the two countries, I have not been quick to support either side.  Ukraine’s government has a history of corruption, and the Democrats have had their hand in that corruption for a very long time.  Putin, however, is a communist holdover from a past era that, while sometimes he seems to make decisions that seems to be in the best interest of Russia, one wonders if he is hoping to resurrect the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  The invasion of Ukraine makes one think that the military action may be exactly that…a move of hungry expansion, or a move to rebuild what was once the Soviet Union.

In recent news, Russia’s primary target has been the city of Kiev.  The City of Kiev is the capital, and largest city, of Ukraine.  In March of 2024, Russia began launching missile attacks at the Ukrainian city, claiming the war was to protect people from the genocide and humiliation perpetrated against the people by the oligarch regime of the Ukraine.

The war against Ukraine by Russia is in its third year, but now it seems Russia is finally in a position to gain enough ground to exercise control over territory that calls for the United States to step in more with needed military funding to defend Ukraine.  

A new military funding package for foreign countries is now in the process of moving through Congress, a set of three separate bills that would provide a combined $95 billion dollars for Ukraine, Israel, and resources in southeast Asia with the intent of protecting Taiwan should China launch an attack.  $60.84 billion of that money is earmarked for Ukraine.

Republicans have largely agreed to funding for Ukraine, arguing that it is far better to send money and resources than boots on the ground.

Biden, referring to the international aid bills, commented, “I will sign this bill into law immediately to send a message to the world: We stand with our friends, and we won’t let Iran or Russia succeed.”

In the House of Representatives a number of Republicans are not fully on board with sending so much funding overseas, especially when one considers the need for funding domestically, especially when it comes to border security.  Some members of the GOP have also voiced concern that some of the money may be going towards funding terrorism.  A vote on the bills is expected this weekend.

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By Douglas V. Gibbs


When Articles of Impeachment were approved and sent by the United States House of Representatives to the United States Senate regarding Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, most people did not believe the impeachment would result in a conviction.  Some worried that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat from New York, would simply say “no” to it, and a trial would never get off the ground.  Someone asked me this morning if Schumer could pull such a stunt, and I responded, “The Senate is obligated to hold a hearing.”  After all, in Article I, Section 3, when the Constitution addresses the U.S. Senate’s responsibility to try all impeachments, the word “shall” is used, meaning that their task to try all impeachments is mandatory.  With Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas charged with maladministration of his office by failing to execute the laws of the Union, the House of Representatives had every right, and duty, to impeach him; and the U.S. Senate had every duty and responsibility to hold the hearing.

The United States Senate disagreed with the whole thing, the political ideology of a slim majority believed the whole thing had no business even existing in the first place, and with a vote of 51-49 they voted down even entertaining a hearing regarding the impeachment, treating it as a waste of their time, and Schumer called it “unconstitutional.”

According to Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, the President of the United States “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”  Immigration Laws are being violated by a massive amount of people who are crossing the border without much of any obstacle put up by the current regime in the White House.  The Biden Administration refuses to execute the laws on the books regarding immigration, and the executive department tasked with carrying out those laws is the Department of Homeland Security.  But, rather than going after President Joe Biden for violating Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution for failing to carry out immigration laws, the House of Representatives first went after the officer tasked with the duty; Alejandro Mayorkas.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer argued otherwise.

Considering the impeachment merely a “political show” by the Republicans, Schumer accused the GOP Representatives from the House of not being prepared and offering a frivolous and political waste of time.  “Impeachment should never be used,” he said, “to settle policy disagreements…it would set a disastrous precedent for Congress.  Could throw our system of checks and balances into cycles of chaos.  Anytime the House wanted to shut the Senate down they would just send another impeachment resolution, and would create frivolous impeachment trial after impeachment trial.  So, I felt it really important, with dangerous precedent, was not the one the Republicans were talking about, but the one of letting impeachment take the place of policy disagreements.  Cabinet person after cabinet person could be subject to this.  We cannot have that happen.  And I felt that is what the Senate had to do to step up to its responsibilities.  We are supposed to have debates on the issues — not impeachments on the issues.  We are not supposed to say that if you disagree with someone on policy then that’s suddenly a high crime and misdemeanor.  That would degrade government.  It’s clear that Republicans aren’t interested in working with Democrats to fix the problems at the border.  In fact, if they wanted to pass the bipartisan proposal we put together and have a debate on it — about policy — fine.  If Republicans, instead of spending time on this meritless impeachment, worked with Democrats on border reform then we might have actually gotten something done.  If House Republicans want to have a serious debate on border security, we welcome it.  Everyone knows what is happening at the border is terrible, and needs fixing.  That’s not a secret.  The President knows it.  Secretary Mayorkas knows it.  Both parties in Congress know it.  That’s exactly why we had a bi-partisan bill to fix it…strongest security bill in thirty years…Donald Trump told his Republican allies in Congress to kill this border bill before we could even debate it…”

Schumer is correct that impeachment should not be used for policy disagreement.  He claimed the accusation against Mayorkas does not amount to what would be considered high crimes and misdemeanors.  On that, he was incorrect.

The problem is the Democrats do not believe the President, and therefore his cabinet officers, are required to execute the laws of the Union regardless of if they agree with the laws.  Good immigration laws are on the books.  Donald Trump executed those laws faithfully, and during his tenure as President of the United States the border was not a major issue, and the number of illegal aliens crossing the border was miniscule compared to the numbers we are seeing today.  However, the Democrats act as if they are surprised that the border is a problem, and act as if there are no immigration laws on the books that can resolve the issue.  They want new legislation, filled with provisions they are more in agreement with, and earmarks for their greedy friends and allies.  No new legislation is needed.  Donald Trump proved during his presidency that the laws on the books are sufficient for securing the border, and properly processing immigrants.  If any changes are needed, they are not needed when it comes to securing the border, but simply in streamlining the process for those who choose to legally go through the immigration protocols already in place.

In short, this is not a policy disagreement.  The impeachment by the House of Representatives was not launched because the Republicans in the House suffer from disagreeing with policy.  Mayorkas and the Democrats are refusing the execute immigration law that is already in place, and that is a violation of the United States Constitution.  The House having the authority to impeach is a part of the system of checks and balances, and the Senate is required by the Constitution to take this impeachment seriously because President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas are both violating the Constitution by not carrying out existing immigration law that the Trump administration was successfully carrying out.  If violating the Constitution does not qualify as a high crime and misdemeanor, what does?  Is not violating the Supreme Law of the Land a severe case of maladministration of office, and is not maladministration of office by refusing to carry out provisions in the Constitution worthy of impeachment?

The dangerous precedent being set was not by the House of Representatives, but by Schumer and his allies in the U.S. Senate.  Their refusal to take Articles of Impeachment seriously is a violation of the Constitution, and sets a dangerous precedent of the Senate refusing to carry out its duty of holding an impeachment hearing when one is warranted.  That would be like the judges of this country refusing to preside over criminal trials, despite the evidence, and despite the fact that a case has been brought to the courts; simply saying, “nah, we don’t want to hold the hearing because we are not going to hold trials because of a policy disagreement over whether or not these people are breaking the law.  Let the criminals keep doing whatever they are doing, we have more important things to do.”

Debate is a wonderful thing, but this is not about simply disagreeing on policy.  Laws are on the books.  Laws are being broken.  The administration in place refuses to carry out the law, apprehend the lawbreakers, and deport the lawbreakers as the law requires.  New legislation is not needed to secure the border.  The legislation needed is already there, and the Democrats simply refuse to carry out the letter of the law, and then claim the crisis is not their fault but the fault of the former President who actually carried out existing law and did not have this kind of crisis during his presidency.  The move by Schumer and the Democrats was not one to save the country from frivolous political stunts, but to create their own political frivolous stunt by demanding that our border remain open and to stand in open defiance of the law and the security of this country.  A dangerous precedent has indeed been created, but because it’s the Democrats who refuse to work with the GOP, and because it’s the Democrats who refuse to fix the problems at the border by simply following law that already exists.

As always, the idiocy is a matter of projection.  The Democrats, once again, have accused their opposition of being guilty of the very thing that they are guilty of.  It is the Democrats who have degraded government and the rule of law.  It is the Democrats who are not interested in working with their opposition to fix the problems at the border.  They want the pork and dangerous reduction of security in the recent bill to reign supreme over law and order which already exists on the pages of federal law and were being carried out by Trump.  The immigration problem didn’t just suddenly begin out of some sudden event in the world.  A crisis did not suddenly appear out of thin air when Biden took office.  The crisis began when Biden reversed all of Trump’s executive orders that were in place to secure the border, and apprehend those who broke the law when they tried to illegally enter the United States.  The democrats have no interest in having a serious debate on immigration because they want open borders because they know that the people illegally crossing the border vote Democrat when they fraudulently cast votes on election day.  I guarantee you, if the illegal aliens voted Republican, the border would be sealed up tighter than when Trump was President; the Democrats would make sure of it.

But, because of policy disagreement, the Democrats, with Schumer in the lead, are violating the United States Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, by refusing to hold an impeachment hearing that they are constitutionally obligated to hold.  Schumer and every one of the Senators who voted against holding the impeachment trial against Secretary Mayorkas should be removed from office for violating their oath to the Constitution of the United States, and made ineligible to ever hold office again.  The actions of Schumer and the Democrats amount to nothing less than insurrection against the United States Constitution for it is they, by refusing to secure a border being crossed by persons from countries who are enemies of the United States, who are aiding and giving comfort to the enemy; the definition of treason in Article III of the United States Constitution.

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By Douglas V. Gibbs

When God granted to Israel the Promised Land, He had already warned the world to leave Israel alone.

Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Any nation that supports and defends Israel will be blessed by God.  Any nation that seeks to harm Israel will face an outcome far worse than expected.

God does not issue empty promises.  History is full of examples of the curse and blessings associated with that prophecy fulfilled.

Egypt came first in the long line of civilizations who sought to oppress Israel.  God sent Moses to warn Pharaoh, telling him, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.” But, Egypt refused.  The outcome was a series of terrible plagues unleashed on Egypt, untold suffering on the Egyptian people, and even after Pharaoh let the Israelites go, he hunted them down only to have his chariots and horsemen destroyed when Israel crossed the Red Sea.  Afterward, the great civilization of Egypt faded into mere memories of history.

En route to the Promised Land, Israel had to journey through the land of the Amorites.  King Sihon gathered his army to fight against Israel, and Sihon’s kingdom was annihilated.

After Israel “did evil in the sight of the Lord,” God delivered them to Midian, who oppressed them for seven years.  When Israel cried out to the Lord for rescue the Lord raised up Gideon and used him and a small army to save Israel.  Midian, also, vanished into the darkest pages of history.

Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem and captured all its inhabitants, exiling God’s People from their homeland.  Years later, Nebuchadnezzar’s son, Belshazzar, commanded his followers, wives and concubines to drink from the gold and silver cups that had been plundered from the Temple in Jerusalem, and as they did so they blasphemed God until a disembodied hand wrote a warning on the wall of the king’s palace.  Daniel was brought in to interpret the words, and he revealed they were a warning that God had numbered the days of Babylon’s kingdom. “You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting,” Daniel told the king.  That night, Belshazzar was killed and Babylon was invaded and destroyed by the Persians and Medes.

The Seleucid Empire and its ruler, Antiochus IV, persecuted Israel several decades before the birth of Christ; outlawing Jewish traditions and religious practices and ordered the people of Israel to worship the Greek deity Zeus.  He sent an army to slaughter those who would not obey.  What followed was the Jewish Maccabean rebellion.  God struck Antiochus with an incurable, torturous disease and his body was swarmed with worms when he learned Israel had defeated his army.

In the 19th century, the Russian Empire once was home to the world’s largest Jewish population.  Russia’s government confined them to ghettos, and forced them to convert to other religions.  The Russian People blamed the Israelites for everything from economic problems to political instability. The anti-Jewish violence continued into the 20th century, and many Jews were beaten and murdered.  The Romanov dynasty had ruled Russia for three centuries but lost the throne in 1917 because of the Russian Revolution. The last czar, Nicholas II, and his family were executed in 1918.

Nazi Germany is probably the example known best by most folks.  Hitler’s Germany, according to historical records and scholars, killed six million Jews in the Holocaust.  Hitler’s “Thousand-Year Reich” only lasted twelve years.  In the end, Hitler committed suicide, and his corpse was set on fire.

Islam’s hatred of Israel goes back a dozen centuries, and when Israel was resurrected as a nation in 1948, their welcome by their Islamic neighbors was immediate invasion.  In 1967, the states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria collaborated in an attack on Israel during the Six-Day War.  In both wars, while Israel was vastly outnumbered and outgunned, Israel wasn’t defeated.  Israel has prospered, and her land has become fertile and prosperous.  Muslims, aside from those who have enriched themselves through the sale of oil, largely live in poverty.  The curse, however, has only begun.

In 2015, Israel’s Netanyahu proclaimed, “For in every generation, there were those who rose up to destroy our people. In antiquity, we faced destruction from the ancient empires of Babylon and Rome. In the Middle Ages, we faced inquisition and expulsion. And In modern times, we faced pogroms and the Holocaust.  Yet the Jewish people persevered.  And now another regime has arisen, swearing to destroy Israel.  That regime would be wise to consider this: I stand here today representing Israel, a country 67 years young, but the nation-state of a people nearly 4,000 years old. Yet the empires of Babylon and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations. Neither is the Thousand Year Reich. Those seemingly invincible empires are long gone. But Israel lives. The people of Israel live.”

Following the October 7, 2023 attack by Hamas, and the war that President Netanyahu is waging at this time, Iran continues to flex its military muscle in the Middle East as it has been ever since its Islamic Revolution in the seventies.  In a show of force against Israel, and support for Hamas, Iran sent a drone attack over the skies of Israel yesterday.  Lebanon followed with their own attack.

Except, it was not really an attack.  Flashing lights on the drones Iran sent made them easy to see, and easy to take out.  It was a show, a way of advertising that if Iran wanted to they could send their machines into the Israeli sky.  

Iran launched the production, and the Biden administration paid for it.

It’s an attack that allows Iran to show off that it can reach Israel.

The Biden administration told Israel shortly afterward that the United States under his watch will oppose any Israeli response to Iran’s actions. 

If Iran had actually meant to attack Israel, they would have sought to compromise Israel’s defense system, maybe using the same cyber-attack used to open the gates for Hamas last October, and they would have used Hezbollah, the Houthis, Iraq, and whatever is left of Hamas, to move against Israel all at once.

Iran has plenty of money, thanks to Biden, but they are not ready for the war that people fear the United States is being dragged into in the Middle East.  Their goal, for the moment, is to harass Israel.  And, Iran is happy simply using their proxies, rather than hit Israel with Iranian resources.  We’ve been seeing exactly that.  October 7 was by Hamas.  Then we saw Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.  Iran’s influence then led to the Iraqi Shiite attacks on a U.S. base in Jordan that killed three servicemembers.

Iran, for the moment, would rather pull strings and attack through resources not their own.  It’s a production.  A show.  An illusion to throw people off a little as they use American money to continue to build Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Iran, however, has to act quickly because they know if Donald Trump winds up in office in January their window will slam shut. 

If Iran continues to stand against Israel, and if the U.S. continues to play the games like Biden has sending mixed messages about support for Israel, we may find ourselves facing an outcome we did not expect.  The promise God made to Abraham is eternal, and God curses those who curse His people.

Israel was created by God.  Israel’s existence is a testimony to God’s existence.  The continuation of Israel in today’s violent atmosphere reveals God’s active providence in the lives of His people.  If Iran, or the other Islamic countries, move hard against Israel, the invaders will be defeated.

World powers in history who persecute Israel do not remain great.  Israel may be tiny, but the country is far from insignificant, and I pray that the United States will continue to Bless Israel, rather than the opposite as we’ve been seeing with Biden, and as many in the Democratic Party have been demanding.  While historically the American Christian has been Israel’s best friend, if as a country we stand against Israel, God’s justice will not remain idol.

In this hour I am reminded of Thomas Jefferson’s quote about God’s Justice:

“Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

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By Douglas V. Gibbs

When the Democrats, Progressives, Leftists, Authoritarians, Criminals and communists in America (then again, I am being repetitive) aim to do something, they know darn well when the law, Constitution, or ethics stand in their way.  Like common criminals, usually they perform the dastardly deed anyway, or they find a way around the obstacles that might stand in their way.  It is unconstitutional (and Red States are pushing back against it) and against statutory law to use taxpayer dollars for political campaigns, especially when such an effort is launched by the federal government.  But, in classic leftist Democrat fashion, progressives (and other lefty Biden administration allies) are using legal loopholes and the power of the federal government to maximize Democrat votes in the 2024 election at taxpayers’ expense, and they claim the whole thing to be completely legal.

The troops have been mobilized through allegedly nonpartisan charities that target Democrats using demographic data as proxies.  They have been put into action thanks to the Biden administration’s unprecedented demand that every federal agency “consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.

After all, we have to save our democracy, right?

The pro-Democratic Party charities have gone into action using taxpayer monies and “dark money” vehicles, all following Biden’s call to register the voters, deliver ballots, harvest ballots, and do anything else necessary to ensure the 2024 Election defeats Donald Trump in the presidential election, and the dreaded racist democracy-hating Republicans in the congressional, statewide, and local elections.

Time magazine admits what the left is up to, describing the effort as “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.”

How do you steal an election through rigging it and committing a long list of fraud?  You call those activities something else.  It was “fortified,” and “ensuring democracy endures.”  After all, from their point of view it’s okay to operate in an unethical or unlawful manner when they are trying to save the democracy from fascist, racist, phobic, Christian Nationalist, domestic terrorist MAGA Republicans, right?

I’m sure I left out a few phobias, but you get my point.

Interestingly, the communist, progressive left used to try to fly under the radar.  As described in The Unseen Hand, a book by A. Ralph Epperson:

“Someone once described the deception as, ‘One way they look, another way they steer.’ The strategy is to promise the American people and to deliver another. Never make it appear that you, the candidate, are supporting socialism, or are a Socialist, even though the platforms you will support after your election are indeed socialist in nature. And you must never deliver so much socialism that the American people will discover the exact nature of the game and remove you from office.”

“The reason the socialists must deceive the unsuspecting citizen was made clear by the London, England, Sunday Times which stated that Socialism was defined as: ‘competition without prizes, boredom without hope, war without victory, and statistics without end.'”

“In other words, most people don’t want Socialism and they don’t wish to live under the Socialist economy, so the Socialists must resort to trickery and deception, by a series of lies offered to the people by lying politicians.”

A few pages later, on page 51 of The Unseen Hand by A. Ralph Epperson, it reads:

“The socialist machine slowly climbs the ladder to total control of the market place.”

Now, they don’t operate in the shadows, or slowly, anymore.  The assault is out in the open, and they are trying to gather all of the troops for the all-out war against any political opposition as quickly as they can.  Trump has become a clear and present danger to their slow plans to fundamentally change America into something the Founding Fathers never intended.  

The Republican Party, unfortunately, for the most part, acts like no assault is in play.  They are either in on it, or completely oblivious to the fact that the hard left had kicked everything into high gear and has their war planners working overtime.  The GOP simply plays by the old rules with old attitudes and a strategy that seeks not to offend anyone or sound too radical.  They are fully convinced all they have to do is make sure the voters realize that Biden’s four years in office has been not good for America, and we should be fine.  They refuse to admit the Democrats cheat, lie, and steal.  “Be careful,” they also remind you.  “Don’t say anything the left might make fun of, like that the 2020 election was rigged, or that the Democrats are a bunch of socialists, because we don’t want our messaging to offend moderate swing voters.”

In States like California, the statewide Republican Party apparatus will also warn the candidates to not sound too conservative.  They are convinced to win they must be democrat-light.

While the laws in place for tax-exempt nonprofit groups explain that a group may engage in voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives so long as they do not “refer to any candidate or political party” nor conduct their activities “in a biased manner that favors (or opposes) one or more candidates prohibited;” Democrats seem to be exempt from any punishment for violating those laws.  That was apparent during the Obama years, and it has become more pronounced during the last election cycle and this one.  Wealthy donors get around limits by throwing their money into private foundations they know operate in a manner that they approve of, while being careful not to mention that they actually engage in partisan activities.  Left-leaning charities are well-known that they are left-leaning, but get around any trouble by simply registering and mobilizing demographics that tend to vote disproportionately Democratic behind a veil of non-partisan “let’s preserve our democracy” promotion.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan accomplished their big money in politics venture in 2020 when they funneled some $400 million through two progressive–led but purportedly nonpartisan nonprofits into election offices across the country.

According to American Greatness dot com, “That money disproportionately went to jurisdictions that Joe Biden won in the pivotal battleground states that delivered his victory, often flowing to left-leaning nonprofits to whom election offices outsourced the administration of sometimes critical functions.

In April 2022, a primary conduit of these so-called “Zuckerbucks,” the Center for Tech and Civic Life, announced the launch of a successor to the 2020 effort – the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, a five-year $80 million program “to envision, support, and celebrate excellence in U.S. election administration.”

“The left has assembled an impressive ‘election-industrial’ complex of non-profit organizations that is constantly working towards goals like ‘promoting participation’ targeting ‘underrepresented minorities,’” said Jason Snead, executive director of the conservative Honest Elections Project. Such terms, Snead says, “are code for identifying and mobilizing liberal voters.”

The website continues: “‘Nonpartisan’ and ‘charitable’ voter registration and get-out-the-vote groups” are the Democratic Party’s “electioneering super-weapon[s],” said Parker Thayer, an analyst with the conservative-oriented Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C.

Born of a plan “commissioned by [Hillary] Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, funded by the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, and coordinated with cut-throat Democratic consultants,” Thayer writes in an extensive analysis of the group’s efforts, “the Everybody Votes campaign [has] used the guise of civic-minded charity to selectively register millions of ‘non-white’ swing-state voters in the hopes of getting out the Democratic vote.”

It does so by funding and training over 50 community groups to register voters to close “the voter registration gap in communities of color,” which it attributes to “modern forms of Jim Crow laws,” such as voter ID requirements, the group’s executive director, Nellie Sires, said in a January 2024 interview.

From 2016-2021, the Everybody Votes Campaign, doing business as three entities, collected over $190 million from major Democratic Party donors, unions, and environmental activists. Some of the largest donors include the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; the New Venture and Hopewell Funds, managed by for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors; and the George Soros-funded Foundation to Promote Open Society – all 501(c)(3) public charities or private foundations forbidden from supporting “voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias.”

The Everybody Votes Campaign distributed the funds to a slew of left-leaning state-based voter registration organizations largely in eight pivotal states from 2016 to 2019 – Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, and Nevada – and then to Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin in 2021.

According to Thayer’s analysis, the Everybody Votes Campaign’s voter registration push “would have provided Democrats more votes than the total margins of victory in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania,” securing Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

That, coupled with other fraudulent methods and cheats made sure that most of the Democrats they wanted to win pulled off victories.  Money and a few tweaks here and there, and the Democrats feel like they can pull off anything.

Republicans have not caught on.  Their super PACs play by ethical rules, putting out election guides and putting some money in advertising, but they fail to try to appeal to the populations who need to be told something other than the echo-chamber rhetoric of the Democrat Party.  The GOP spends money only on races they think are safe, and pretty much no money on independent organizations that could be getting out the conservative vote, or ensure that the ballots of Republican voters actually make it into the bin at the registrars and are counted fairly.  Conservative grassroots groups are doing some of that kind of work, but the political party at large acts like its 1952 and if they wave enough flags and put out enough TV ads the people will come out and vote for them.

Meanwhile, Biden has the Democratic Party using the “unlimited funding, resources, and reach” of the federal government and agency offices located nationwide,” to turn out favored voters.  

I am talking about Executive Order 14019, President Biden’s March 2021 unconstitutional shift by the left into a higher gear for Democrat Party electioneering.  His directive demands “promoting access to voting,” making it sound like he’s trying to save America from a bunch of racists who are trying to keep certain people from voting.  He ordered every federal agency, more than 600 in all, to register and mobilize voters – particularly “people of color” and others the White House says face “challenges to exercise their fundamental right to vote.”  It further directs the agencies to collaborate with ostensibly nonpartisan nonprofits in pursuit of its goals; a move that says, without actually saying it, “we’ve got to out register those white supremacists who are trying to suppress the vote so that they can get their great white fascist Donald Trump back into office.”  They didn’t literally say that, but the Democrat voters and uninformed masses have been hearing that kind of rhetoric for so long they are trained to hear it, even if it isn’t said.

Executive Order 14019 put into action left-leaning think tanks, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations in a manner that is greater than before.  They have to.  The cheat they have planned for 2024 might not be sufficient to keep them in power.

The goal has been to generate around 3.5 million new or updated voter registrations annually.

All of the lefty organizations have been mobilized, and ready to work directly with the White House and agency officials.  Never mind that their is no enumerated power in the U.S. Constitution authorizing the executive branch to operate in such a manner, much less allow Congress to make any laws for any elections outside of congressional elections (Article I, Section 4).

An email was unearthed exposing details about the order, emphasizing that “[U]nlike 2020 wherein the shadow campaign was conducted by private citizens seeking to influence government election operations from the outside, the threat we face in 2024 is being launched from within the government itself.”

Biden’s team closely guarded their strategic plans to keep Congress and anyone else off their trail, hoping to carry out the order, implementing the actions needed, and influence the vote the best they could without too many people realizing it was unconstitutionally being done; and worse, with the use of federal taxpayer dollars.

Beyond the work through organizations and what we’ve talked about so far, they also set out to work on registering new voters at naturalization ceremonies.  Of course, hard lefties are not going to stop there.  Now, the “let’s make sure illegal aliens can vote” push is in play, too (because they know for a fact that when illegal aliens vote, they usually vote Democrat).  While Speaker Johnson says that a push for election integrity is in place to keep illegal aliens from voting in the 2024 Election, we know that the lawless Democrats will do what they can to work around anything the Congress tries to put in place to guard against illegal voting.  Multiple times the Constitution of the United States declares that only Citizens may vote in U.S. Elections.  This is not the first time the idea of illegal aliens voting has been pushed by the Democrats, in mid-term elections, and even as far back as 2016, and before.  In some States, like California, the Democrats have been working to even make it so that felons can vote.

The Department of Education is in on the unconstitutional federal play to make sure the Democrats win, too, using federal work-study funds to pay students for “supporting broad-based get-out-the-vote activities, voter registration,” and other activities.  Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center, as reported by the Epoch Times, said that the Department had previously threatened schools “that you better be registering students or you could lose your federal funds.”

Whitson’s Foundation for Government Accountability submitted an amicus brief noting that “all of the federal agencies FGA has identified as taking active steps to carry out EO 14019 have one thing in common: They provide government welfare benefits and other services to groups of voters the vast majority of which have historically voted Democrat.”

The plaintiffs alleged the executive order violated both Pennsylvania law limiting voter registration efforts to non-federal actors, and constitutional provisions reserving election laws to the states. On March 26, a district court dismissed the case, claiming the plaintiffs lacked standing. Whitson told Real Clear Investigations that others would likely lodge similar lawsuits, building on the Pennsylvania legislators’ case in the wake of the dismissal.

According to The Federalist, the plaintiffs intended to appeal their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Despite a number of States attempting to ward off the federal government’s electioneering, the efforts by the federal government have increased with funding, training, mentorship, and other resources.  

The Daily Signal lists as among those organizations The Center for Civic Design, which works with election offices “using research, design, accessibility, and plain language to remove barriers in the voter journey and invite participation in democracy.  Another is The Elections Group, to “implement new programs or improve processes for voters and stakeholders.  Then there’s The Center for Secure and Modern Elections to “modernize the voting system, making elections more efficient and secure.”

Critics argue their aim is not a non-partisan effort, but that they are a part of the problem and are nothing more than an ambitious Zuckerbucks rebrand.

Snead’s Honest Elections Project published a report in April 2023, which came to the conclusion “that the Alliance (U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence) is a scheme to use private funding to strongarm election policy nationwide.”  The report shows that many of the Alliance’s launch partners, starting with the Center for Tech and Civic Life and the Center for Civic Design, are funded by major Democrat-tied, so-called “dark money” groups such as the Democracy Fund and Arabella Advisors’ New Venture Fund and Hopewell Fund.

Democrat-aligned groups also use litigation, much like how the left has been targeting Donald Trump.  The lawsuits in election manipulation, however, are geared towards loosening election laws to benefit the Democrat Party, and the ability to launch schemes that would otherwise be illegal.  The Daily Signal reports, “There are more than 70 active lawsuits right now targeting voter ID laws, anti-ballot harvesting laws, signature verification, drop box regulations, and more.”

It’s a way to commit fraud, but using the law to technically make the fraud legal in the eyes of the uninformed voters, and anyone who might wish to strike out against the action in opposition to the Democratic Party scheme.  They claim to be fighting against “voter suppression and election subversion” when in reality they are setting the stage for manipulating the vote in favor of the Democrat Party.  In the background, however, the federal government is also involved, extending beyond the veritable lawfare barrage the Biden Justice Department has leveled against Donald J. Trump.

In Selma, Alabama at the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the 1965 police assault on civil rights marchers, Attorney General Merrick Garland declared that “the right to vote is still under attack.”  But don’t worry, the federal government is working to fight for your right to vote (which, in New Speak means that they are challenging states and jurisdictions who dare to stand against them in their push) — of course, it’s all done in the name of fighting against “discriminatory, burdensome, and unnecessary restrictions on access to the ballot, including those related to mail-in voting, the use of drop boxes, and voter ID requirements.”

It’s the ol’ two sides of the mouth routine.  Out of one side of their mouth they tell you they are fighting for your “right to vote,” while out of the other they whisper too softly for you to hear that they are rigging the elections the best they can to hopefully eventually ensure that America is ruled by only one party; the Democratic Party.  Then, as Barack Obama predicted, they can fundamentally transform the United States of America.

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By Douglas V. Gibbs

When Donald Trump was charged with 91 indictments it never occurred to anybody that none of the accusations were actually directly linked to any actual crimes.  Nearly all of the charges are conspiracy charges.  He’s charged with a conspiracy to change an election.  A conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding.  A conspiracy to defraud the United States.  None of the charges say he actually committed any of the actions he’s accused of planning to commit.  His words, according to his accusers, simply said he wanted to commit those actions, and that he was planning on committing those actions.

The presence of a crime being committed, and evidence revealing that the crime was actually committed, are key components of our American System of Justice.  Without evidence, injury to another party, or the actual breaking of an existing law, there is no crime.  If there is no crime, and there is no evidence, there is no case.  There is no evidence that Trump actually committed any of the acts that he’s being charged with because he did not commit any of the actions he is being charged with.  They know that, which is why he is not being charged with actually committing any of the crimes on any of the indictments.  He’s being charged on each and every one of them with “conspiracy” to commit the crimes.  He’s essentially guilty of saying things that may be interpreted by some people that he may possibly do something possibly in the future that might be considered a crime.  Conspiracy to do something is generally not a crime unless, as with actually committing a crime, there is hard evidence showing that the conspiracy existed, and that actions were taken to commit the crime the conspiracy is regarding.

In the case of Trump, none of that exists.

The conspiracy charges were simply a way to get an indictment in place, and then go to court, evidence or no evidence, because the leftist judges chosen for the cases were going to play the game the progressive leftists wanted to tie Trump up in court during an election season whether evidence existed, or not.

In short, Trump is guilty of thought crimes that cannot be proven for the purpose of tying him up with legal troubles during the election year in the hopes of either turning voters off, or using the system with the proper leftist judges in place that might somehow land him in jail.  Or, if they can’t get him behind bars, at least take as much money as they can from him, and destroy his business world, which they hope might neutralize him and his influence.  Letitia James, Attorney General for the State of New York, is fully aware of the game being played, and is playing her role the best she can seeking seizure of his properties and to drain him of as much money as possible.

Whether or not he is actually guilty of any of the crimes he is being charged with conspiring to commit is irrelevant to these people.  The game has nothing to do with the truth, the law, justice, or fairness.  It is all about ruining Trump with accusations, and the hope that some kind of lucky stroke may destroy him professionally or politically…just in case they can’t overcome his overwhelming popularity when the election arrives in November.

Conspiracy to commit a crime is not the actual committing of a crime, but who cares when you can destroy the man in the process.  Truth is not the desire of the left.  Their goal is simply to stop the one man who managed to somehow stick such a large stick in their spokes that it stopped the destruction of America they had been working on during the four years of his presidency.

The conspiracy charges act as a way of charging Trump with crimes the progressive left thinks might occur if their evil opposition was given the chance, but have not.

George Orwell put into the pages of his book, 1984, the idea of Big Brother seeking out thought crimes, and convicting one of such a crime even though the actual crime was never committed.  Minority Report, a film with Tom Cruise, based on a Philip K. Dick book of the same name, toyed with the idea of the future using “pre-crime” technology to stop crimes before they happened.  However, the attempt to achieve Orwellian Big Brother control, or pre-crime conditions have already been attempted a number of times in American History, often during wartime.  One might recognize the famous case of conspiracy prosecution in the 1968 prosecution and trial of American pediatrician and antiwar activist Benjamin Spock.  Spock and four others were charged with conspiring to aid, abet, and counsel draft resisters.  That is, they were charged with saying things that might make the person hearing their words consider resisting the draft.  Prosecutors were never able to show that the “conspirators” charged in the case actually committed any illegal acts, much less were ever even in the same room together.  Still, Spock and three of his “co-conspirators” were found guilty in federal court.  Ultimately, the case was set aside on appeal, and eventually vanished on a legal technicality.  Spock, though sentenced to two years in prison, never served the time since the case was set aside in 1969 by a federal court.  But, the federal legal doctrines underlying conspiracy charges remained in place despite the fogginess of the evidence, and the fact the case never actually put the conspirators behind bars.

Jessica Mitford’s 1969 book regarding The Trial of Dr. Spock, explains, “The law of conspiracy is so irrational, its implications so far removed from ordinary human experience or modes of thought, that like the Theory of Relativity it escapes just beyond the boundaries of the mind. One can dimly understand it while an expert is explaining it, but minutes later, it is not easy to tell it back. This elusive quality of conspiracy as a legal concept contributes to its deadliness as a prosecutor’s tool and compounds the difficulties of defending against it.”

Mitford further gives us the opinion of American Lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow explaining the absurdity of conspiracy prosecutions: “If a boy steals a piece of candy, he is guilty of a misdemeanor. If two boys talk about stealing candy and do not, they are guilty of conspiracy—a felony.”

Why is it so absurd?  Because, once again, conspiracy is based on words…speech and thought.  You know, the very concepts enumerated in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, a clause that begins with the words, “Congress shall make no law.”  If Congress shall make no law regarding speech (words, thoughts, opinions), then no laws must exist at the federal level, no laws may be acted upon at the federal level, and no court may apply such laws because they are not supposed to exist in the first place.  Innocent until proven guilty means something had to have happened in the first place for guilt to be proven.  A charge must have enough evidence to result in a conviction of a crime that was actually committed.  Thinking about it, and talking about it, does not a crime make.

Activities to treat one’s words and thoughts as a crime, and to then pursue legally a person for daring to commit such actions are, well, criminal in their own right.  Such are the activities of tyrants.

Tyrants are willing to do whatever it takes to silence their opponents, and eliminate them.  Conspiracy convictions are basically based on circumstantial evidence.  The government owns the prosecutors and the judges in the case, however, so whether it is circumstantial or hearsay doesn’t matter to them.  Their rules are in play, and the government has all of the resources it needs to keep throwing at the case all the evidence they need to support their claim of conspiracy, whether any of it is connected to the allegations, or not.  It works well when related to those who protest or stand against government policies.  First, it silences or destroys the target, and second, it fills everyone else with fear who might dare to protest or stand against government policies.  And, it’s a great way to circumvent the First Amendment.

Any assembly or language used by any person might be considered a part of some kind of conspiracy in the eyes of the government, therefore such assembly and language may be targeted and prosecuted.  As a citizen, the theory goes, you will then be more reluctant to engage in activities or gatherings that might be frowned upon by the government.  January 6 is a great example.  When you hear the story of a 71 year old grandmother of seven grandchildren who was at the Capitol for ten minutes, who did nothing wrong but talk to a few people, pray, and even exchange words with a policeman, being convicted with a possible sentence of one year in federal prison and $200,000 in fines, you’re not exactly going to jump at going to any other protest, especially in Washington D.C., are you?  And then, when the alleged leader of the “insurrection,” Donald Trump, is being hit the way he is with conspiracy charges and lawsuit after lawsuit, the progressive left figures you’ll distance yourself from him, as well.  It’s a great way for the government to regulate associations, and silence any dissent.

Let’s not confuse what we are talking about with conspiracies that involve multiple persons, hard evidence regarding the plans to commit a crime, and the person or persons taking actions to commit the crime.  I get it.  Conspiracy with evidence and true plans for actual crimes exists, and can be prosecuted.  But, those kinds of plans differ greatly from political talk and expressed opinions about what a person thinks ought to be done to get our country back on track.  With real criminal conspiracy the words do not need to be interpreted to figure out what was meant.  If there is a conspiracy to murder someone, and the conspirators say they will be murdering the person, and there is evidence showing that, it is quite different from talk by someone opposing some government institution or law.  Did the alleged political conspirator intend for his opinions to incite certain actions?  And if so, how do you “prove” it without relying on assertions and assumptions that exist because the person is considered a political enemy?  And if assumptions and interpretation is allowed to be used to chase such a consideration, is it possible to misinterpret, and put innocent people in prison for simply exercising their First Amendment enumerated rights?  And, if that’s the case, how is it, since the First Amendment begins with the words “Congress shall make no law,” possible that anyone can be prosecuted federally for speaking the alleged conspiratorial words in the first place?

Enter, stage left, Jack Smith.  Special Counsel Jack Smith, has targeted Trump with numerous different conspiracy charges; conspiracy of trying to overturn the 2020 election, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to corruptly obstruct and impede Congress on January 6, and that Trump conspired “against the right to vote.”

Where’s the stack of evidence?  Did the crimes ever manifest in any way?  Were specific actions taken to carry out the crimes?  Who did Trump build his conspiracies with?  Were there even any actual co-conspirators?  Where are the documents regarding any agreement to commit the crimes Trump is charged with conspiring in regards to?

The evidence is built around only what Trump said.  Trump, according to Smith, created “widespread mistrust…through pervasive and destabilizing lies.”  That’s it.  Trump dared to publicly express his opinions, and because he is widely listened to by many people it could be considered that his words may have created mistrust of the government and the election process, opinions of which people were free to accept or reject.

There is no other evidence, and the conspiracies have been presented without any clear intent or a trail of actions taken to carry out the conspiracies.  Trump did not tell people what to do, or how to do it.  He did not instruct people to commit insurrection, nor did he tell anyone to try to stop any of the process regarding the election.  He simply “knowingly” spread information the government claims to be false.  Since the government claims the information is false, then it must be false, and somehow Trump knew these statements were false even though there is no evidence that Trump believes his statements were actually false.

Trump, therefore, is guilty of possessing and exercising his natural right to free speech, which includes saying things that questions governmental activities, and whether or not there were any problems with the 2020 Election.  Freedom of Speech includes having opinions, and expressing them, and even proclaiming that it is possible that the recent elections were carried out in a manner that violates the law.  Those opinions, however, don’t fit the leftist narrative; therefore, from the progressive left’s point of view, those opinions must be silenced, and the presenter of such opinions must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law (or at least the law as the progressive left views it when it comes to their twisted narrative).

Seventy percent of federal judges, I have been told, lean leftward.  Therefore, the legal system at the federal level will probably lean against anyone who opposes leftist policy.  With the right judge, and a jury chosen carefully, there is a good chance that Smith or some other prosecutor could do what the progressive left has dreamed of doing ever since Trump first emerged on the scene; take him out permanently.

From the progressive left’s point of view the First Amendment impedes their quest for power; especially when wielded by someone as dangerous to their tyranny as Donald J. Trump.  But, once they eliminate Trump, and the MAGA Republican movement, next will be the elimination of the Constitution, our natural rights, Christians who believe God gave them their rights, and anyone else who dares to oppose them.  Therefore, the 2024 Election may very well not only be the most important election in the history of the country, but the crossroads during which the United States either returns to a path headed back towards sanity, or a path headed towards leftist tyranny and the destruction of our constitutional federal republic.

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By Douglas V. Gibbs

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 the writing on the wall for The West was that communism in Europe, and ultimately the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was on the fast track to collapse.  Confirmation came when the Soviet Union fell in 1991.  While Communist China remained on the scene, for the most part the shadow of global communism had suffered a mortal wound.  Communism’s demise was no longer a far-fetched idea.  It was quickly taking a path towards reality.  Surely, China was destined to weaken and fall someday as well.

China grew stronger, unfortunately, but that seemed to be manageable as long as we didn’t do anything stupid like allow their tendrils to reach into the heart of America and throughout the world.  Then, it turned out that China was not on the way out as we’d hoped, and the communist country in Southeast Asia was reaching deeply into internal workings of the The West with more tentacles than an octopus.  While communism had died in Europe, it found a way to maintain a strong footprint in China, and behind the veil of “progressivism” in the West.

We concentrated on defeating the enemy out there somewhere, but while we were looking outward, inwardly communism infiltrated America’s institutions, and slimed its way into Europe’s so-called “soft socialism.”  Communists put themselves into positions of power, and as technology provided them gift after gift, the communists grabbed a hold of The West, controlling and regulating the actions of the people without ever firing a single shot.

Now, the communists operate openly in today’s America, no longer shy about being careful regarding how much communism they should inject into our system, as was the policy of the Fabians a little over a century ago.

Communism, in order to expand within a system, requires that the people come to embrace the new ideology.  Communists in history have found that the way to make sure their ideology is embraced by the host society first requires chaos and confusion within the culture.  If standards exist, then a people are not as willing to abandon their standards for a new foreign set.  So, the communists work on breaking down standards.  All standards.  Morality.  Belief in traditional families.  Any desire to own possessions.  Basic facts that most people would recognize as in line with science, if not convinced by the invading agitators that facts are no longer facts, and standards are no longer standards.  They adjust the language, they adjust biology, and ultimately they create disorder – – until the host suffers from so much chaos that the people begin to cry out for order.  Then, the very same people who created the disorder promises order.  As with Augustus Caesar, if you are just willing to hand over all of the power, the ruler promises a return to peace and safety.

The purveyors of communism, many of them not even realizing that they are mere tools in the game of fundamentally changing the foundation of America (and The West), has shifted the language to make you accept their political program.  They use old terms for their cause (like “fossil fuels”) and invent new words and phrases filled with feeling and emotion and a promise of equity.  “Virtue Signal,” “Safe Spaces,” “Love is Love,” “Intersectional Feminism,” “Newcomers,” “Censor,” “Shadow Banning,” “Politically Correct,” “Hate Speech,” “Hate Crime,” “Cisgender,” “Cultural Appropriation,” “White Supremacy,” “Predominantly White Institutions,” “White Privilege,” “Profiling,” “Radicalization,” “Imperialism,” “Neocolonialism,” “Doxing,” “Gender Fluid,” “LGBTQ+,” “Toxic Masculinity,” “Patriarchy,” “Micro Aggression,” “Non-Binary,” “Transgender,” “Gender Pronoun,” “People of Color,” “Ableism,” “Red Flag,” “American Descendants of Slavery,” “Antifa,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Reparations,” “Climate Change,” “Carbon Footprint,” “Net-Zero,” “Green New Deal,” “Community Organizer,” “Restorative Justice,” “Social Justice,” “Predatory Lending,” “Collective,” “Group Think,” “Democratic Socialism,” “Homophobic,” “Islamophobic,” “Transphobic,” “Xenophobic,” “Trigger Warning,” “Christian Nationalism,” “White Nationalism,” “Disenfranchise,” “Ballot Harvesting,” “Identity Politics,” “Heteronormativity,” “Right Wing,” and “MAGA” are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.  Each of them designed to either create a feeling of unity with fellow conformists, or anger against an unwilling and hateful opposition.  It is a long list of terms created to convince you to turn your back on tradition and accept their new normal of cultural warfare, and ultimately communism; or be rejected by the new normal.

The new terms and phrases conceal the horrors unleashed on your mind, your culture, and your family.  You are expected to accept and embrace the new politically and culturally correct way of talking and going about your day.  You are expected to change your behavior, your beliefs and your habits.  You will change with the change or else you will be cancelled by social pressure.  The new burgeoning laws are designed to force you to do as you are being encouraged, change your behavior, and pull you into the new fold.

Human Nature demands that we go along to get along.  That’s what we tend to do as human beings.  You know, because you don’t want to offend anyone.  You don’t want people to think you are a rude person.  And that is how communism gets you.  Who needs government to enforce the ridiculousness when strangers, friends, and family can do it?  COVID was the proving ground.  Businesses, Family members, and even strangers made sure that everyone was shamed into wearing a mask.

Sometimes, whether we mean to or not, humans make great lemmings.

Under cultural communist warfare we have adjusted how we speak, and how we think, because we don’t want to use words or think thoughts they don’t want us to use or think.

Resistance is futile, they want you to think.  But, if you are anything like me, you know enough truth that you don’t fall for the lies.  You break through the line like a high-speed running back.  But, once is not good enough.  That line must be broken constantly.  And small gains may be nice, but they don’t win the war.  I don’t care if I offend other people if their reason for being offended is not based on any morality or reality.  Their feelings are not my responsibility.  Yes, yes, we don’t want to be jerks.  Golden Rule, and all that jazz.  But, I am not going to tippy-toe around madness.  There is a fine line, but if you know where it is, battling the totalitarians is possible.  We must not let them prey on our emotions, or decency.  The totalitarians on the left, the communists, don’t play by any rules, and they could care less if you live or die.  This isn’t just some ideological disagreement.  This is a war for the soul of the United States.  We have to be tough as nails, and stand firm on our principles.  Anything less loses America forever.

Remember, the communists tell lies, they never expose their true motivation, and in order to succeed they need an apathetic population.  They are not in the majority, but they have never been in the majority.  The Bolsheviks were the minority.  The first Chinese communists were in the minority.  The progressives are in the minority.  Their numbers have never been the majority because they are peddling evil.  But, if the population never opens their eyes, and instead wallows in apathy, the communists win not because of numbers, but because of sheer will.  They have no morals.  They have no truth.  They have no redemptive qualities or values.  But, they are determined and ruthless enough to defy all norms, and all truths, to make sure they achieve what they have set out to achieve.

They don’t care if they are liars, but you better not be.  They don’t care if they are hypocrites, but you better not be.  They don’t care if they’re offensive, but you better not be.  They don’t care if they are hurtful, but you better not be.  You are the one with principles, not the communists, so they have no principles that can be broken.  They will accuse you of their misdeeds.  They will accuse you of not playing by the rules they are not willing to follow.  They will accuse you of violating values that they never had.  Fighting back on their terms never works because terms mean nothing to them…only the destruction of America’s Foundation, and the establishment of communism in America.  To them, that is all that matters.

They don’t wish to live in peace, they simply wish to defeat anyone and everyone who stands against them, or force those people to comply with their communist ideology.  Be obedient, or be defeated.  They can’t be compromised with or bargained with, so why do we waste our time trying to negotiate with them?  I don’t want to work with them; I want to defeat them.

This is not a new game.  The communists came shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution happened in Russia.  They ramped up their efforts once the Soviet Union solidified its communist grip.  The revolution raced through the Halls of Congress, and by the 1950s the McCarthy gang saw it, and have been hammered by progressives for their efforts…and the McCarthyites were right, by the way.  The communists focused their efforts on racial division.  They focused on the urban poor.  They have whittled away at our institutions until they were able to break through and teem through our institutions like a raging virus.  Our workers are too happy, so a workers revolution wasn’t going to work.  Our poor live better than ninety percent of the world, so a class warfare between the serfs and the wealthy was not going to work.  Private property and a culture that believes in Natural Rights is anchored in America by our Christian Faith, so direct hits against property and rights were not going to work, either.  Then, the target they needed came into plain view…

The black community; a people who were enslaved during the early years of this country.

Communists also need emergencies, but in America life is so good there were no emergencies.

They needed to be created.

Racism and Climate Change emerged.  Black Lives Matter emerged to save the country from its sin of institutionalized racism.  The communists in the classrooms and media went to work to ensure everyone understood how bad the racism was in America, even though it wasn’t.  Illusions, but real to those who listened to the communists, and believed them.

Christians still stood in the way.  Christians make up the majority, and don’t need government to do for them; they have God.  So, the destruction of Christianity became the next scheme.  If God could be eliminated, then questions would arise.  Doubts would infect the public.  Homosexuality began that particular scheme.  But, the envelope must always be pushed.  Confusion about sex and lifestyle led to confusion about one’s identity.  Male?  Female?  If confusion could fester among “genders,” then doubts about God’s wisdom, and even existence, would rise up.  If God screwed up on your sexuality and gender, then is He perfect?  And if God is imperfect, does He even exist at all?

Without God, there can be no Christianity, and without Christians, the opposition to communism dwindles to almost nothing.

The goal of communism reaches way beyond “control.”  The aim is not to control unwilling participants, but to lead willing and obedient lemmings who are willing to die for their new-found communist religion.  Take their freedom, take their guns, and take their souls and what you have remaining are obedient communists willing to turn in their own mother for being phobic about the new revolution.

Our children chant their mantra.  Put down your Cross, Jesus will not save you.  Put down your Bible, God will not save you.  Put down your guns and your liberty, for you are violent and not trustworthy as long as you bitterly cling to those things.  Everyone around you stands in the new camp.  Now, it is your turn to put down the flag of America, and reject the MAGA message.  The communist message is everywhere.  Media, movies, songs, schoolboards, city councils, and the Halls of Congress.  Put down your resistance, put America out of your mind, and abandon your selfish phobic thoughts.  America’s future is communism.  The children say so because their teachers and their music and their internet heroes told them so.

I have always argued that combatting this madness begins locally.  We need to pull together our neighborhoods, and save our towns.  Put the right people on our school boards, city councils, water boards, library boards, and other local offices.  We need to dominate our central committees and hire the right sheriffs.  Then, after we save our towns and our counties, we can work on getting our States in order, and then from there, if we do it right, the communists will be on the run, and our children will begin to ask questions.

They have a weakness.  Their underbelly.  It is soft, and unguarded, and right below that soft underbelly is where we reside.  Grassroots.  Neighborhoods.  One by one, piece by piece.  Then, as we gain our neighborhoods and our counties and our states, we can shove a proverbial sword up into that underbelly, draining their body of its innards.  Then, on the larger scale, we can face off with the worst of them.

Take back common sense, take back our communities, and then we will be ready to take back America.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am not saying that we need to completely ignore the larger scene in the beginning.  Congress can be regained, and jabs on the federal scene is needed.  Donald J. Trump may be our next President, again, if he can beat the cheat with overwhelming numbers.  If that happens, we have a pretty good jabbing tool that might bring down the larger monsters on the battlefield.  But, let’s make sure we are also hammering away locally.  Let’s stop the porn in our schools, the drag shows at the public libraries, and the attempts to shut down our churches with hate speech legislation, and social pressure from hard-left progressive commie groups.  What they are doing is gross and perverted, and it is designed to create chaos, infighting, and moral confusion.  They see opportunities to create chaos, so we must see opportunities to head off their schemes; no matter how small, or local, the attack may seem.

Step by step.  Bit by bit.  Bite by bite.  In the end, if we do the work, we can take back America.

The path to reclaiming the country begins locally, and through our children.

How did the American Colonists overcome British tyranny?  They finally said, “No, this is far enough.”  They stood firm, and they placed the value of their liberty, their communities, and their sacred honor above even their lives.  They were willing to stand firm and do whatever was needed, because they understood how deadly the tyranny they faced truly was.

Remember, it took the communists a long time to get where we’re going.  It wasn’t done in an instant.  So, our resistance will not turn it around in an instant.  But, it must be done.

Patience, and hard work.  Pray, but put legs on those prayers.  Hope, but put action behind that hope.  The communists are after us, and our children.  Say “no,” and then stand behind that stance.  How important is freedom?  How important is liberty?  How important are our children?  Are we as determined to save those things as the communists are to take them from us?

First step: We must value our liberty and American traditions more than the communists value taking them from us.  Otherwise…the end of liberty is inevitable.

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