Four years ago during the 2016 primaries I received a lot of flack from friends and family because I didn’t toe the Republican Party line and fall in behind the Trump nomination. After decades of GOP malfeasance and ineffectiveness – and outright corruption – we dumped our Republican membership and went straight No Party Preference. I won’t go into further reasons here.
Now, in the wake of the heavily Evangelical Christian endorsed Save America Rally and the storming of Capitol Hill, the first solid response I have seen in response to tumult, and many other issues, including the elections.
(Editor’s note: These links are now dead, in the wake of the January 2021 Big Tech purge of Trump and myriad other Christian and conservative voices.)
I was never a Trump fan. I always despised the bizarre celebrity culture in our country that by and large propelled him to the presidency. I have to admit I enjoyed greatly watching him humiliate and mock the feral dogs of the White House press pool; people who are some of the vilest people on the planet, no better than jackals running the savannas of Africa. And whether his political enemies like it or not, he has accomplished a lot of bipartisan good the last four years.
That being said, any sane mind has to see the 2020 presidential election was stolen, riddled with fraud and corruption across whole states. Trump lays out the evidence. The MSM is one of the main enablers of this criminal conduct.
I’m ambivalent about Trump. But the Lord has obviously Providentially used him to bust this decades long corruption wide open. I’m not ambivalent about running down those behind this and prosecuting them under every Federal law that they violated pulling this off. Our Constitutional order depends on it. That remains to be seen.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States
I inadvertently found this web site (<— click here) linked to another blog I follow. I found it a little disturbing in light of the ever rising justification of violence against Trump supporters by his ever rising aggressive detractors. Is the information legit? Legally accessible? Sure. They legally gleaned it from the Federal Election Commission, where donations are legally required to be published.
All well and good, yet it’s the content of the information presented, the implication that anybody who donated to Trump at some time is complicit in his “crimes,” those being, in the minds of the unhinged Left, mostly delusional, but at this point that he is even breathing.
Good to know in the onset of the coming election. It’s not wrong to donate to one’s preferred campaign. It truly wrong for anybody to use publicly available information like this to target for implied harassment and violence anyone who has.
Globalist pants-wetting. What nonsense. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, but in the midst of everything, this small snippet in the (typical) theatrical confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett is a credit to Trump’s nomination of her. The Constitution and Constitutional law is an American document, a legal document Americans live under. I always take the “nationalist” slur from a globalist personally because it undermines American sovereignty to the ever encroaching globalist “new world order.”
I am a card carrying American patriot – America first. If that makes me appear to some snotty globalist/internationalist a backward, “hick” thinker in the “norms of democracy” – too bad. Any hint of subjugation of American blood bought Constitutional law to a faux, morally ambiguous and corrupt internationalism should be virulently opposed by any American.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has questioned the validity of international law. Her appointment will likely have wide impacts on human rights, environmental treaties and the norms of democracy, FP’s @michaelphirsh reports.https://t.co/oGNkgIHBDu
This far ranging, well thought out article has to be one of the best I have read in recent years and as we lead up to the 2019 election. A pretty accurate summary of the last four years – and further back – and looking toward the future. In here, you will see partly why I abandoned the Republican Party in 2016. Trump, the 2016 elections, Covid19. Things needed to be changed, and now they are, like it or not.
Thus, willy-nilly, the Act (note: Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) established what U.S. law quickly recognized as “protected categories” of persons. This negates the American republic’s bedrock: “all men are created equal…”
In the midst of the COVID19 fiasco and quarantines and the now intermittent and ongoing protests and social upheaval, one thing I was happy to see is the surge of attorneys nationwide publicly stating they will represent, pro bono, anybody targeted/fined by the authorities, not only for not wearing a mask (a useless gesture), but keeping their personal businesss open after being ordered again to close them.
In California, Governor Newsom’s completely arbitrary closures of re-opened restaurants over the 4th of July weekend and, incredibly, his order that churches stop singing in their services (to be largely ignored), belie the intrusive, totalitarian paternalism of a “progressive” philosophy that is increasingly irrelevant. Nobody is complying anymore, simply because the California administration has careened into the absurd.
It is heartening that a majority of the population is coming to grips with the reality, freedoms taken for granted so long and a quiet status quo that has stood by enduring the destructive fallout of the misguided and unjustified Covid19 quarantines and the lawless Antifah rioting, are starting to shoulder the personal responsibility; the moral courage, to stand up to this tyranny. To learn how to say NO, and to push back.
Whether this has any enduring fruit remains to be seen, though…
A quote I have had on my web site since the Clinton years. Appropriate again for our times. From an old member at FreeRepublic.com:
“On the path towards the Rule of Men and away from the tranquility of the Rule of Law, the historical trap has been for good citizens to call upon stricter and stricter government, followed by stronger and stronger government, until government itself becomes so overbearing that it becomes more of the enemy than the anarchy from the Rule of Men.
As the olde maps used to cite: ‘Here there be dragons.'” ~ Southack
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Biblical teaching about the “mark of the beast” in the Book of Revelation has been a subject of decades long discussion in theological circles. As the years pass, the fact that a global marking/tracking program is now very possible should be obvious to even the most dimwitted. COVID-19 “contact tracing” programs being rapidly implemented nationally and globally are a good example of that.
As I watch the unfolding governmental disaster that is the COVID-19 fiasco, that these same maniacs would continue to double down in authoritarian abuse is incredible. The things proposed in these overreaching contact tracing programs, ostensibly to fight the overhyped virus, are absurd, unworkable, would continue to destroy any semblance of normal life or economic recovery, especially here in California – all for a flu virus with pretty much the same casualty count as the seasonal flu.
Knowing the way the system (government paternalism and abuse/social media reach/surveillance/digital trails) works from my decades of observation and hindsight, every time I drive by one of these “free” and heavily promoted testing stations, I can’t help but feel sad for these wayward sheep so frightened into irrationality and shortsightedness by the government and media. All their personal information dumped into these databases to potentially be used against them in the future in this misguided campaign to stop the “scary virus,” which is impossible. The naive and gullible think it is.
This is insane. This lady lays out the facts and explores the logical conclusions if this continues to spread into our nation.
A Women Gets Her Contact Tracer Certificates and Tells All
Like many older people who have lived through the challenging American cultural/media events of the last few decades, the current 2020 Minneapolis riots in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd is familiar territory. I try not to be cynical, but nothing has changed, nor will it. There is money to be made by the media, and fame and power to to achieved by race hustlers and morally bankrupt politicians and community leaders lying to the Black American community. Those courageous Black pastors and social commentators who still push on trying to make a difference. Maybe they can continue to save a few.
Anyway, current events brought back memories of this article I wrote for my web site in the wake of the ’92 Los Angeles Riots. Been there, saw that. Black Americans in Minneapolis arming themselves and protecting their lives and properties while the “Progressives” abandon them to the repercussions of their failed social policies are a throwback to the Koreans of LA who found themselves in the same unfortunate scenario, almost 38 years ago.
Driving through the contorted city was a surreal, strange experience. The columns ofL.A. riot fire smoke rose into the air like bizarre, branchless trees, some close, some miles off in the distance. The burning buildings right next to the freeway looked like movie props, a set carefully manufactured for the filming of a typical Hollywood action movie. Maybe a war movie? An assault on an enemy city? But this was real. The cross streets that ran under the overpasses of the 110 freeway were all but abandoned, except for the lone pedestrian darting across the pavement. At some intersections, there were a lot more. Angry, looting mobs, milling in the streets. Carloads of then flying up and down the freeways, up one on-ramp, and down another, on their gleeful, destructive ways.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots.The LA Riots
I don’t know what compelled me to drive through there, but being in the area of South Central LA the day after the initial rioting began and watching it on the news, I had to see for myself what was really going on. I had picked up a load of product for the business and was at the “fork in the road.” Home was East, and away from the war zone. South Central was just to the West, and South down the 110.
I saw this story from Todd Starnes on his web site first (Advisory: His web site is absolutely clogged with ads). Apparently Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sending around the Chicago cops to harass the people who chose to attend services at Cornerstone Baptist Church on May 17. Get this, they couldn’t enter the church because, “…our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” the pastor said. What an absurd situation the rest of us out here in middle America, Jesus Land, suburbia don’t have a clue about. This is a Christian church in an America “first world” city, with services behind locked doors as a security protocol to protect the congregation from the gun violence plaguing this Democrat run city – with strident “gun control” – now having to bravely face down the psycho city administration in their Jihad to enforce lockdown compliance (liquor stores and pot shops get a pass of course).
Yet, President Trump and Attorney General Bob Barr, in this same time frame, have stated, “Governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now — for this weekend,” with the implied threat that the Federal government would override, on Constitutional grounds, the decisions to keep churches locked down during this absurd q “quarantine.” And yes, to administration’s attackers who question if the Federal government can do this, yes they can.
So I ponder, will the Trump administration and AG Barr put up, or shut up? Time to walk the walk, not talk. Barr and the administration needs to shut Mayor Lightfoot down. California governor Gavin Newsom was smart enough to toe the line the very next day from the administration’s announcement.