AS TEXAS GOES, SO DOES OUR COUNTRY!

Texas city elections are supposedly non-partisan by law.  That is not even a question anymore.  They are not non-partisan, thanks to Democrat PAC’s and the DNC.  Case in point, the Little Elm mayoral election.

My wife and I interviewed each candidate, there were 3 running for mayor, to find out who we were going to support.  At that time each candidate said that the election was non-partisan and did not display any interest in displaying their own politics, just wanted us to know that they wanted to serve the city.  Each of them indicated that as city politicians, their primary concern was to ensure that we had adequate policing, a robust fire/EMS department, and that the garbage was picked up on time. 

Our community is in growth mode, and I also pushed them for insight into their vision for the future.  Two of the candidates seemed to be taken aback on that question, and their answers were sketchy at best.  One candidate had a concise vision, one that took into account growth patterns and the need for services to fulfill the needs of our growing community.  This man was currently the President of the Little Elm Economic Development Corporation, and had detailed insight into the specific needs of our growing community, and had a detailed plan to achieve those goals.  He won us both over, and at that point earned our vote.

The campaign was on, and my wife and I were intimately involved in the process.  We called potential supporters, walked many neighborhoods, and motivated others to do the same.  We were a big part of this candidate’s ground game.  We worked hard all the way up to election day.

During the campaign, we went to a local restaurant for lunch, and saw one of the other candidates there.  He was with a group of people, some with signs, and all with tee shirts that said “Denton Together” and “Fuel 50”.  We came back to say hello to the candidate, and was introduced to a man, apparently the leader of that group, that was obviously a partisan Democrat.  It was evident that the race had gone partisan.  At that meeting the candidate, who is black, also intimated that the race was contentious because of racial divisions in the city.  We did not see that, and we told him so, but he was adamant on that point.

When home, we looked up Denton Together’s website, and found out it is a PAC, raising money through ACTBLUE, which is the largest Democrat PAC in the country.  We also discovered that this PAC was set-up to turn Texas blue, by starting from the bottom, winning city elections first, then county, and ultimately taking candidates to the state level to turn Texas blue.  Texas has 38 electoral votes, and if they go blue, so does the whole country in Presidential elections, turning our country into a perpetual one-party state.  With This realization we were energized, and so were those we were campaigning with to go the extra mile for our chosen candidate.  As conservatives, we were going to do everything possible to make sure that our city, and Texas itself stays on the right side of politics.

The general election resulted in a runoff.  None of the 3 candidates garnered over 50% of the vote, and a new election was called, and our candidate, along with the candidate supported by Denton Together, were now running against each other.  Denton Together brought in people from out of town to walk all neighborhoods, and signs, mailers, and an electronic billboard were part of their effort.  Still, it looked like a real horse race, with both candidates tracking close to each other.

On May 4th, the opposition kicked Denton Together to the curb, and brought in a paid Democrat operative to manage the remainder of their campaign.  This man was the organizer on the ground for Pete Buttigieg’s primary campaign in both Iowa and Texas, and was part of the campaign for Raphael Warnock in Georgia.  He also is currently a leader for the DNC to turn Texas blue.  He was brought in because it appeared that our candidate had a very good chance to win.

This Democrat operative pulled out the stops, and played the race card hard.  Soon after he came to the opposition’s campaign, a mysterious video showed up on-line for only about 5 minutes.  Hardly a person saw it, but after it was taken down and eliminated from U-tube, it was presented by the opposition campaign as a racist rant from our candidate.  A screen shot of the introduction was widely distributed, with their carefully concocted racist narrative boldly attached to it.  Now the fire of racism was not only lit, but gasoline was poured onto the fire.  This incited black voters that would normally stay home to go to the polls, and it worked.  On June 5th, there was a flood of minority voters going to the polls, and subsequently the opposition candidate did win by a slim margin of about 280 votes.  Was this tactic cynical?  Yes.  Was it effective?  Absolutely! 

This story of the mayoral election in Little Elm is a minor part of a bigger play.  It shows that Democrats, in their quest for power, will do absolutely anything, however despicable to win.  We see that on the national stage, with this party threatening to pack the Supreme Court with Progressive Judges so that rulings will always go in their favor.  We see them preparing to eliminate the filibuster to make it impossible for the minority party to stop their toxic bills from becoming law.  They even are trying to pass a law to take elections away from the states, to ensure that every way possible to cheat will be in their parties control forevermore. 

As conservatives we need an awakening.  We have to realize that the opposing party has taken the gloves off, and is fighting us with their bare knuckles.  We can no longer play by the established rules, but instead our gloves have to come off too, and then we have to fight on a level playing field.  If we do not, they will surely win, and our country will be changed forever, and not for the better!

A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER!

Last night my wife and I attended a meeting of the Frisco Conservatives.  The guest speaker was John Guandolo, who is the founder of UTT (Understanding the threat).  This is the only organization in America providing tools to leaders, police and citizens to identify and dismantle jihadi/terrorist networks in their local communities.

Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm. From 1991-1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer. During this time, he also deployed to the Adriatic/Bosnia. He served for one year as the Unit Leader for the CINC’s In-Extremis Force, directly reporting to a Combatant Commander in a classified mission profile. Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, military free-fall parachutist, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.

In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving at the Washington Field Office. From 1996-2000, he primarily conducted narcotics investigations domestically and overseas. In 2001, he served for one year as the FBI Liaison to the U.S. Capitol Police investigating threats on high-level government officials. Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the global Islamic Movement, and terrorist organizations including Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others.

In 2006, Mr. Guandolo was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters and created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training Program focused on the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. This course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s National Security Staff.

For his efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” Award by U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.

While in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo also received two (2) United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence.

Mr. Guandolo served on the FBI’s Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Senior Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an FBI “Advanced Capability Medic.”

His career included significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe and elsewhere.

In 2008, Mr. Guandolo was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct Strategic Analysis on the Global Islamic Movement.

Currently, Mr. Guandolo advises governments – U.S. and others – on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He actively briefs and teaches members of Congress, senior military officials, police, the intelligence community, key community leaders, and others. Mr. Guandolo served as a guest lecturer at the Joint Forces Staff College and at the U.S. Army War College.

Mr. Guandolo is currently a Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff in Culpeper County, Virginia.

In 2014, Mr. Guandolo was inducted into the International Who’s Who for his work in the field of national security.

Mr. Guandolo is the co-author of Shariah: The Threat to America (2010) which identifies sharia as the enemy’s threat doctrine, the author of Raising a Jihadi Generation (September 2013) which details the Muslim Brotherhood’s jihadi network inside the United States, and the author of Islam’s Deception: The Truth About Sharia (2019) which details key points of Islam’s doctrine sharia.

Mr. Guandolo is a  Knight in the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, Ecumenical Order (Knights of Malta), and is a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow.

He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the American Legion, and the Force Reconnaissance Association.

Mr. Guandolo frequently appears on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets.

His website is www.UnderstandingtheThreat.com.http://www.UnderstandingTheThreat.com

Needless to say, he knows what he is talking about, and has creds to back up what he preaches.  His speech weaved through almost 100 years of history, where Communists and Jihadi’s found their way into our systems, reaching at times to the very top of our government.  His assessment was that unless we understand the threat, we will be doomed to lose our country.

He tied in the media, education system, political correctness, entrenched bureaucracy, 1619 project, and Critical Race Theory with the effort to topple our system of government.  Our system has to be wiped clean for their tyranny to be installed.  Natural rights given to us by God have to be ignored, and our freedom has to be negated for their end-game to succeed, and with our eyes open, we all can see that right now.

Mr. Guandolo also made the point that the Communists, who he identified as the Democrat Party and international Globalists, are in concert with the Jihadists attempting to foment this destruction.  Their ultimate goals are in conflict with each other, but for now they are allies in the destruction of the USA.  The Communists want One World Government, and so do the Jihadi’s, but that is where their common focus ends.  Communists want a world without religion, and the Jihadi’s want the world ruled by Sharia Law, and that is what is being taught throughout all of Islam. 

We need to fight this movement, but the key to success is knowing your enemy in detail.  That is where Mr. Guandolo’s organization comes in.  There are training courses on how to identify and fight these intrusions on a local and national level.  I will be taking the course and writing an article on the results in the next few months. 

THE TRUTH, AND THEN THERE IS THE TRUTH – NARRATIVES OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

The Democrat Party and their operatives continue to lie to us.  We know they are lying, and they know we know their lying.  And they continue lying to us in the form of unsupported narratives.  We are told that our country is systemically racist, even though we are the least racist country in the world.  The border crisis is Trumps fault, but we know Biden is the one that opened up the floodgates. Our police kill countless unarmed black men for no reason, when in fact only 9 unarmed black men, resisting arrest were killed in 2019.  We are told the biggest danger to our Republic is White Supremacy, when we know it is ANTIFA, BLM, Progressive priorities, and China.  With the economy roaring back, we are told that we need to spend another 4+ trillion dollars in borrowed money to stimulate the economy.  We are told the covid-19 relief bill is necessary, but precious little in the bill has anything to do with covid relief, but instead mostly pork for Progressive states and a litany of Progressive causes unrelated to the pandemic.  Then there is the “Infrastructure” bill that only uses a small amount of the spending on actual infrastructure, the rest going to a Progressive wish list of Socialist redistribution programs.  They are attempting to make the “NEW GREEN DEAL” a reality, in the face of minimal support and sketchy evidence of it having any real effect on the environment.  We are told this is and existential threat, and that could not be further from the truth, and the solution is more damaging than the supposed problem.  I could go on, but in short, they are taking us down a road to perdition, and expecting us to follow them to the end! 

It is like we are living in a dreary Soviet Union redux, except we are the Soviets.  Democrats are on a race to fundamentally transform our nation into a “Socialist Paradise”, ensuring us that it will be different this time.  We are lied to just like the Soviets did to their citizens.  We are expected to believe their propaganda, or at least do nothing in its path.  They know that their window to do this is quickly coming to an end, with the 2022 elections coming up, where they will undoubtedly suffer major setbacks in the House and Senate.  Even without a mandate, they are marching all of us to a place where most of us do not want to go!

Their goal is to undermine our Constitutional rights, and to greatly increase the size and scope of the Federal Government.  This could mean total control of our lives, from cradle to grave, and would undermine everything that the Constitution guarantees us, including our liberty.  If they actually pull everything off the way they are planning, America as we know it will be dead forever.

We do not have to fall victim to their lies and power grab.  We need to fight back by writing our state and federal representatives to let them know that we will not stand for this.  We have to pressure them to fight for our country, our liberty, our very way of life!  We need to do this now, and we also need to work to get patriot candidates elected in 2022. If we sit back and do nothing, they win.

THE RISE, AND THEN THE FALL?

The founding fathers of the United States of America were learned men.  They studied the bible, and also studied the notable philosophers of their time.  They read Nicolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, James Harrington, John Locke, Charles De Montesquieu, Thomas Paine, John Stuart Mill and others.  From the wisdom of these works, they crafted a wonderful document, the United States Constitution, which guaranteed liberty for all, and an abundance of freedom that opened up the creative juices of all with ambition, eventually making their new country the greatest nation on earth. 

The Constitution that they put together was a blueprint for limited government that honored not only the God given rights of men, but diffused and limited centralized power, giving the individual and their states more power than the Federal Government.  Nothing like it had ever been seen, nor has been seen since.  It established a Republic rather than a Democracy, in order to protect the individual’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Their main concern with a Democracy was that it had the effect of sublimating the individual to the collective (mob rule).  The individual in a Republic is Supreme. 

This way of life revolved around an educated populace, one that understood the founding principles, and adhered to them.  Without that knowledge and adherence to the Constitution, the whole experiment could unravel.  When walking out of the final day of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked a question by a lady: “What have we got, a Monarchy or a Republic?  Franklin replied, A Republic if you can keep it!”  Even Franklin had some doubt that this grand experiment would succeed!

Succeed it did, and the original 13 colonies evolved into the most successful and powerful country in the world!  People from all around the world fought to get to the USA, and once they were here, they readily assimilated into the melting pot of America, proud to be citizens of the United States of America!

World War I came around, and after a time the United States joined the allies to win it!  With its supreme manufacturing power to resupply the allies, and hundreds of thousands of fresh fighting men crossing the Atlantic to join them, Germany surrendered.  This is the time that the USA came of age, and was recognized as an economy and a military that surpassed all others. 

As the USA’s economy eclipsed all others on the planet, there were dark clouds on the horizon.  In 1929 the stock market collapsed.  Prices collapsed because of the imbalance of the supply side with new forms of manufacturing, and half of all workers in the country were out of work.

President Franklin Roosevelt was subsequently elected, and he greatly expanded the reach and scope of the Federal Government over American lives.  Many agencies were formed, and the Federal Government was now growing like a weed.  Public works projects and other Federally funded employment were greatly expanded, and this did put some of the laid off workers back in the workforce, but it did not end the depression, which lasted until 1939.  Only World War II could end the depression, and our entry into the war put all back to work, either in the military or in support jobs for the war effort.  Although President Roosevelt was of a mind that something had to be done to eliminate the suffering caused by the depression, its unintended consequence was that by greatly expanding the Federal Government, the individual was shrunken, and the collective was now starting to become the norm. 

World War II was won, with American manufacturing and military taking a front seat for that victory.  Our economy boomed back, not only because of its capacity to produce goods, but also because our production capacity was one of the only ones that was not decimated by the war.  There was a period of unequalled prosperity from the end of the war that lasted for decades, and we shared our prosperity with the world at large. 

Federal Government expansion continued under President Lyndon Johnson.  His “Great Society” program was a huge federal overreach that created countless entitlements for those that were in poverty, and created new agencies that oversaw the programs put in place.  It was to have ended poverty as we know it, but in spite of spending trillions of dollars, it did not have any effect on poverty rates, and had the unintended consequence of destroying family units in order to qualify for these benefits.  That created a vast underclass of people that still to this day are dependent on the government for their sustenance. 

With the exception of Presidents Reagan and Trump, who attempted to shrink bureaucracy, every succeeding President created and expanded an alphabet of government agencies, programs, and regulations.  The current President, Biden, is now on the cusp of greatly expanding an already bloated and overreaching Federal Government.  He and his administration are following the Saul Alinsky playbook on “How to Create a Socialist State”.  Listed below is his playbook:

“There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist state.  The first is most important.”

  1. Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people. (re-instituting Obamacare, single payer system in the works)
  2. Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you’re providing everything to live. (Proposed tax increases, trillions being spent on left wing programs with borrowed money, causing eventual out of control inflation, expanding on the corona virus narrative)
  3. Debt – Increase debt to an unsustainable level, that way you are able to greatly increase taxes, and that will create more poverty. (currently at $30 Trillion and climbing fast, also think “Green New Deal” that is being disguised as the infrastructure bill, refer to tax bill proposal)
  4. Gun Control – Remove people’s ability to defend themselves from the government.  That way you are able to create a police state.  (Gun control measures now being implemented by executive orders, and being considered by Congress)
  5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives.  (Latest corona virus bill expanding unemployment benefits, food banks, etc.…)
  6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school. (Common core, civics and history not being taught, Universities controlled by leftists, MSM’s controlled by leftists, Hollywood controlled by leftists)
  7. Religion – Remove the belief in God from the government and schools. (Already done)
  8. Class warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor.  This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take over the wealthy with the support of the poor.  (See proposed tax bill, black VS white, white VS Asian, police VS black, etc.….)

The Biden administration is following this playbook, and if they succeed, our experiment in being a Democratic Republic will finally come to an end.  We need to fight hard to ensure that he does not succeed!  Let your representatives at the Federal and State level know that we all are taking these moves seriously and implore them to join the fight to keep our country and our Constitution.  Let’s do everything that we can to disprove Benjamin Franklin’s doubts!  We must keep our Republic!  We cannot lose our freedom and our God given rights!

THE BIDEN PLAN-A PATHWAY TO PERDITION

We have seen a reckless move to the far left from the Biden Administration.  Over 50 executive orders dismantling the Trump quest to control the border, a gun grab, a move to impose damaging regulations to business, giving special rights to minorities and transsexuals, and a host of other left-wing wish lists.  That’s not all!

Biden recently signed into law, without any Republican support using the reconciliation clause to Senate rules, the “American Rescue Plan Act” sold as a covid-19 stimulus bill to rescue an already self-correcting economy.  Eligible taxpayers would be getting a $1400 stimulus check, and even more if it includes other family members.  This part of this behemoth 1.9 trillion-dollar bill costs taxpayers $422 billion dollars for their stimulus checks, or approximately 22% of the total bill.  The rest of the bill deals with nothing other than Progressive pork, and relief for poorly managed blue cities and states that have not managed their own budgets properly for many decades.  It is an expensive waste, one that if it were the entire GDP of most 1st world countries, it would be #8 on the list.  This is an unneeded bill that our great grandchildren will be paying for.

The economic madness does not stop with the American Rescue Plan Act!  Biden is now promoting his $2.25 trillion Build Green Infrastructure Act.  Only about $621 billion will go towards what we currently define as infrastructure, the rest will go for mostly a modified version of the “Green New Deal”, pushing electric cars, busses and trucks, and other initiatives that are in no way related to “infrastructure”.  This is another very expensive Act, and if passed in its totality, will be pushed through as a “reconciliation bill” not requiring a single Republican vote.  We are being told that even though there is only 1 reconciliation bill allowed per year according to Senate rules, they are just going to change that rule and ram this one through. 

And there is much more to this out-of-control spending spree.  Biden is now getting ready to ask for another $1 trillion dollars for child care, health care and a litany of other left-wing wishes.  I wonder if this will call for another Senate rule change expanding the reconciliation rule, as this one will never pass the smell test with Republican Senators.

This will be over $4 trillion dollars that we don’t have, and we are only 3 months into his Presidency.  I wonder what our fiscal debt will be after 4 years of “Progressive” leadership?  How much borrowing is too much?  How much printing of worthless money can take place before our dollar is worthless? 

How does Biden say we will pay for all this spending?  Tax corporations much more, tax the “rich” much more, but supposedly it will not touch the middle class?  Corporations do not pay tax, they simply raise prices, lower wages, and lower investment in expansion and R&D to pay for the additional cost, which translates to higher prices, higher interest rates, and higher inflation, which is the hidden tax on the middle class, who will have to live with these changes.  Another unintended consequence to raising the corporate tax is that we will now be taxing these companies at a much higher rate than other international companies, putting them at a global trade disadvantage.  People making over $400,000 per year also contribute to the plight of the middle class, being that many of these people are small business owners who will also cut payrolls and business investment to make up for the higher tax, thereby squeezing the unskilled worker out of jobs.  This is bad policy intended to fund even worse policies, and it will hurt all of us, regardless of income. 

There are bills on the table that would damage States rights to regulate their own voting systems, which is a Constitutional right.  These bills, HR1 and S1would federalize all elections, and embed all the bad practices of the 2020 election into codified law.  It also contains provisions to make DC and Puerto Rico states, effectively making the USA a one-party state, as these two territories are heavily Democratic in their voting patterns, and we are evenly split right now along party lines. This may be a stretch, as it would have to have a 60 Senate vote consensus, but have no fear, the Democrat controlled Senate is designing a rule change to get rid of the filibuster, so they can jam it through without any Republican votes in an evenly divided Senate, with Kamala Harris as the tie breaker. 

Biden does not stop here!  Now he is putting together a commission that will give him and the Senate recommendations on how to pack the Supreme Court, the last bastion of protection we have from Progressive over-reach.  It is the Democrats design to blow up the court so that rulings will always favor them, cementing the one-party state throughout perpetuity.  They do not want a “balance of power”, but instead they are doubling down on getting permanent power over all of us. 

Are you missing Donald Trump yet? 

ISAIAH HAD IT RIGHT, AND WE ARE LIVING IT NOW!

Woe to those who call evil good

and good evil.

Who put darkness for light

and light for darkness.

Who put bitter for sweet

and sweet for bitter.  Isaiah 5:20

Isaiah was a Hebrew prophet that lived in Israel in 800BC.  He proclaimed to be the prophet of warning from God to a Godless people.  The warning was that the Israelite’s had to have an awakening, a turning back from their evil ways to God, or God would not protect them from the Assyrians.  The “evil ways” were not terribly different from what is happening in America and for that matter the Western World.  There was a worship of riches over God, a broken value system that honored perversions and falsehoods over the word of the Lord, and a turning away from all that which is righteous.  People there still honored empty ceremonies of sacrifice to their God, but did not live a Godly life.  The rulers of Northern Israel were evil and treacherous, and had no use for their own creator. 

The Israelite’s did not listen to Isaiah, and the Assyrians conquered and destroyed Northern Israel, and scattered the 10 tribes (considered the lost tribes) all over their Empire, and they were absorbed into the greater Assyrian Society, and then Northern Israel was repopulated by Assyrians.  This is not only a bible story, but an accurate historical account.  The moral is once a nation turns away from the one true God, they are no longer under his protection.

In America today, Christianity and Judaism are under attack.  Church and Temple attendance is down, and the moral code in our country is gravitating to honor possessions rather than God.  Our elected officials are making executive orders and passing laws that go directly against the rule of God.  Late term abortions, and honoring those who would mutilate their bodies in a feeble attempt to change their sex is now being codified.  Teaching our children that there are over 64 different genders in public schools is a common practice.  Denigrating the white race, and teaching about toxic masculinity is the order of the day in our schools. Our President and the Democrat Party inviting Central Americans to traverse over 1000 miles through a dangerous Mexico to enter our country illegally, with many of them abused and assaulted by cartels is now commonplace.  Politicians robbing generations of Americans of their wealth with uncontrolled borrowing in the name of “social justice” is the order of the day.  Worshiping the environment over God is the political rule.  Valuing money over God is common practice.  Broken families are now a norm.

Like Israel in 800 B.C., we have turned away from our creator.  We also have a similar problem, and that is our enemies see that we now are weak in our path, and they are willing and able to take advantage of us losing our way.   Vladimir Putin is openly making fun of our weak and cognitively declining President.  He is now massing troops on the Ukraine border, and likely will attack any day.  China’s trade delegation openly disparaged our country when discussing issues with our new Secretary of State and his team.  China and Russia are doing joint military training exercises, and both countries are now allied with Iran, another enemy and the #1 sponsor of terror in the world.  All 3 of these countries have a vested interest in our destruction.  We are in a bad place, with no moral center, and with incompetent leadership devoid of any real spiritual substance. 

We need a Great Awakening, and we need one fast!  We need to find our way back to God, back to a life of righteousness!  We have done this here before, and we need to do it again.  If we do not, Isaiah may have been not only talking about the Northern tribes of Israel, but about us, the former “Shining City on the hill”. 

POOR LEADERSHIP LEADS TO TRAGEDY

Throughout history poor leadership inevitably leads to a path of decline and destruction.  The Roman Empire in the west declined for many reasons, but one of the main ones was lack of leadership.  One example of poor leadership was the Emperor Nero, who famously fiddled while Rome burned.  He was famous for his debauchery and lack of concern for his citizens.  He represented a long line of ineffective leaders who eventually led to the dissolution of the Western Roman Empire. It got so bad near the end that citizens refused to fight for Rome, and mercenaries had to be hired for security.  Rome’s enemies saw firsthand the lack of leadership.    These mercenaries eventually were part of the invasion force of the Goths and Visigoths who finally put the Western Empire down.

The French Monarchy saw revolution and their own eventual demise for their lack of leadership.  King Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette, were installed as rulers of France in 1774.  The monarchy inherited severe debt from their predecessors and a restless population that felt they were not treated well with this ancient feudal system.  They tried to press the King for substantive change, but the King resisted, and his lack of leadership at this crucial moment in time lead to revolution and the monarchies overthrow, and in time with both he and his queen were delivered to the guillotine.   A reign of terror followed, where many thousands of Frenchmen were sent to the same deadly fate.  It took years, and finally Napoleon Bonaparte’s coup to end the killings.

Great Britain in the 1930’s had a Prime Minister named Neville Chamberlain.  During this same period, Adolph Hitler came to power, his NAZI regime energized by the ending of WW1, followed by Germany’s surrender and the infamous treaty of Versailles.  This treaty in effect ruined any recovery for Germany from this devastating war by gutting their treasury for many years and hobbling them economically and militarily.  Hitler took advantage of this terrible situation to rise to power with the idea that Germany would take over Europe and eventually the world.  Prime Minister Chamberlain and other European leaders, remembering the horrors of the last war, took on the position of appeasement with Hitler, allowing him to take over Czechoslovakia and other territories unopposed.  Their weakness drove Hitler to believe that they would do nothing to stop his plans for future expansion, driving the appeasers and eventually the rest of the world to war.  Once again, Germany lost, but not before millions lost their lives, and the Western European powers lost their Imperial dynasties. 

Weakness is recognized by evil.  Terrible events happen when evil is on the march, and their target is always the same, weakness.  The Roman Empire fell from their own weakness.  The French Monarchy did the same, and Western European countries were essentially destroyed and their colonies were lost because of their weakness.  Weakness breeds evil response, and evil only succeeds when they take advantage of that situation.  It has happened throughout human history, and I have given you several examples of that.  

That brings the conversation to the USA today.  We have a weak, doddering President, obviously controlled by others unseen.  He has made in his first 50 days, unprecedented executive orders that weaken us as a nation, not only in our eyes, but in the eyes of the international community.  He is signing into law bills that further denigrate our society, dividing us into even more sub-groups of victimization.  Our international enemies see this, and so do our allies.  Our allies no longer trust the leadership coming from Washington, and our enemies see an unprecedented opportunity to dethrone us from our leadership position in the world.  The world is an exponentially more dangerous place now than it was just a few short months ago. 

Vladimir Putin is now mocking Joe Biden.  The Chinese delegation that met with our top diplomats in Alaska publicly dismissed them and mocked our country as a flawed enterprise.  Iran has snubbed Biden’s overture to rejoin the past nuclear agreement, and other enemies are following suit!  Not only that, but our allies are having second thoughts about our veracity.

Yes, we are in the midst of very dark, dangerous times. We appear very weak as a nation, and that is an invitation for disaster. The left, at least temporarily have operational control of our government and the direction of our nation. We have to pray that we do not get into a war, or have irrevocable damage to our form of government. Prayer alone is not enough, we as a people have to resist by insisting that our representatives, nationally, statewide and locally honor their sworn duty to our Constitution. We also have to find better candidates for the 2022 election and beyond to insure that this weakness never rears its ugly head again here in this greatest country that has ever existed!

THE CONSTITUTION IS UNDER ATTACK, AND SO ARE ALL AMERICANS

Constitution, 4Th Of July, July 4Th, Independence
We have had Joe Biden as our President for 55 days.  In that same timeframe, he has signed at least 55 executive orders and proclamations.  Here is a list of some of the most far-reaching ones: Key Biden executive actions
SubjectType of actionDate
Re-engage with World Health OrganizationEnd withdrawal processJan. 20
Create position of COVID-19 response coordinatorExecutive orderJan. 20
Rejoin Paris climate agreementSign an “instrument”Jan. 20
Revoke permit for Keystone XL pipeline, pause energy leasing in ANWRExecutive orderJan. 20
Ask agencies to extend eviction/foreclosure moratoriumsRequestJan. 20
Ask Education Dept. to extend student-loan pauseRequestJan. 20
Launch an initiative to advance racial equity, end “1776 Commission”Executive orderJan. 20
Revoke order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from censusExecutive orderJan. 20
Preserve/fortify DACA, which helps “Dreamers”MemorandumJan. 20
Require masks/distancing on all federal property and by federal workersExecutive orderJan. 20
Reverse travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countriesExecutive orderJan. 20
Stop construction of border wallProclamationJan. 20
Combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identityExecutive orderJan. 20
Require ethics pledge for executive-branch personnelExecutive orderJan. 20
Modernize and improve regulatory reviewMemorandumJan. 20
End “harsh and extreme immigration enforcement”Executive orderJan. 20
Extend protection from deportation for Liberians in U.S.MemorandumJan. 20
Revoke certain executive orders concerning federal regulationExecutive orderJan. 20
Freeze any new or pending regulationsMemorandumJan. 20
Fill supply shortfalls in fight vs. COVID-19 with Defense Production Act, other measuresExecutive orderJan. 21
Increase FEMA reimbursement to states for National Guard, PPEMemorandumJan. 21
Establish “COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board,” expand testingExecutive orderJan. 21
Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical careExecutive orderJan. 21
Improve collection/analysis of COVID-related dataExecutive orderJan. 21
Mount vaccination campaign amid goals such as 100 million shots in 100 daysDirectivesJan. 21
Provide guidance on safely reopening schoolsExecutive orderJan. 21
OSHA guidance for keeping workers safe from COVID-19Executive orderJan. 21
Require face masks at airports, other modes of transportationExecutive orderJan. 21
Establish a “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force”Executive orderJan. 21
Support international response to COVID-19, “restore U.S. global leadership”DirectiveJan. 21
Ask agencies to boost food aid, improve delivery of stimulus checksExecutive orderJan. 22
Restore collective bargaining power for federal workersExecutive orderJan. 22
Repeal ban on transgender people serving openly in U.S. militaryExecutive orderJan. 25
Tighten ‘Buy American’ rules in government procurementExecutive orderJan. 25
Reinstate coronavirus travel restrictions on Brazil, most of EuropeProclamationJan. 25
End the Justice Department’s use of private prisonsExecutive orderJan. 26
Directs HUD to address discriminatory housing practicesMemorandumJan. 26
Combat racism against Asian-Americans, Pacific IslandersMemorandumJan. 26
Directs agencies to engage in consultations with tribal governmentsMemorandumJan. 26
Pause new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands/waters, elevate climate change as national-security, foreign-policy priorityExecutive orderJan. 27
Re-establish President’s Council of Advisors on Science and TechnologyExecutive orderJan. 27
Directs agencies to make decisions on best available science, evidenceMemorandumJan. 27
Reopen Obamacare marketplaces, lower recent barriers to joining MedicaidExecutive orderJan. 28
Lift certain restrictions on abortion fundingMemorandumJan. 28
Keep aluminum tariffs on U.A.E., scrapping Trump administration’s exemptionProclamationFeb. 1
Begin ending “Remain in Mexico” program, “restore” U.S. asylum systemExecutive orderFeb. 2
Start roll back of “public charge rule” (which imposes a wealth test on would-be immigrants), review other recent barriers to legal immigrationExecutive orderFeb. 2
Create task force to reunite migrant families separated at the borderExecutive orderFeb. 2
Retroactively reimburse states fully for FEMA-eligible costs tied to COVIDMemorandumFeb. 2
Rebuild U.S. refugee resettlement programExecutive orderFeb. 4
Expand protection of LGBTQ people around the worldMemorandumFeb. 4
%Prevent Myanmar military from accessing propertyExecutive orderFeb. 11
Reestablish the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to help address the needs of low-income peopleExecutive orderFeb. 14
Rescind a Trump order creating industry-led apprenticeship programsExecutive orderFeb. 17
Review supply chains for semiconductors and other ‘critical goods’Executive orderFeb. 24
Revoke Trump proclamations that aimed to suspend the entry of immigrants during the coronavirus crisisProclamationFeb. 24
Revokes a range of Trump orders, such as one targeting “anarchist” citiesExecutive orderFeb. 24
Directs federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election informationExecutive orderMarch 7
Establish the White House Gender Policy CouncilExecutive orderMarch 8
Directs Education Department to review rules about education and sexual violenceExecutive orderMarch 8

Source: Biden administration

When looking at these executive orders and proclamations, one has to note that not only has he signed more orders in 55 days than his last 3 predecessors combined in that same period of time. He has effectively blown-up immigration law, muddied up the corona virus operation “warp speed” initiative, took steps to ensure that our future energy independence would be in doubt, weakened our military, and put our national security at risk by reopening unrestricted travel to and from countries that actively harbor terrorists.  In effect, most of these orders affect all Americans.  Any Executive Order that has any effect on individuals that are not government employees is a violation of Article I Section 1 of the Constitution. Whenever the President issues an Executive Order that extends to all of the people, Congress and the states have a responsibility to the people to reject them.  When a President issues an unconstitutional Executive Order and Congress allows the order to stand, they are violating their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and they are ignoring them on purpose.  Most of these orders and proclamations are patently unconstitutional, and should be ignored and put to the constitutional test in the court system. 

The unconstitutional activity does not stop with the Biden regime, but one has to take a hard look at the Congress.  HR1 is an abomination.  It unconstitutionally takes the managing of elections from the state, and would if passed embrace all of the unconstitutional excesses seen in the last election.  It is a blatant power grab by the democrats to ensure that our country becomes and stays a 1-party state. 

Then we can take a look at HR1319, dubiously named the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”.  This was sold to the American public as a corona virus relief bill, but it is anything but that.  Only 9% went to direct payments to Americans, and even then, the money went to many people that did not need it or should not have been eligible for it.  Illegal Aliens were also given this stimulus, and big bonuses were paid to federal employees that had to home school children because of corona virus shutdowns.  The other 91% of the money went to a dream list of Progressive Democrats, rewarding those that support them without any regard to corona virus relief, and funding a variety of very unpopular programs for years on end.  This is a 1.9 trillion-dollar boondoggle, and a big overreach for the Democrats who passed this without any bipartisan support.  This recently was also passed in the Senate also without any bi-partisan support and signed into law by President Biden.  How is that for bringing a divided nation together?

It doesn’t stop there!  HR8 and HR127 are also on the Congressional docket.  These two bills are a direct infringement on the Second Amendment of the Constitution.  They would have the effect of making the ownership of firearms much more difficult for a law-abiding citizen, and would have no effect on armed criminal activity.  This too is another Progressive Democrat unconstitutional overreach that would have nothing less than a negative affect on the safety of law-abiding citizens, and both need to be defeated!  

The President is in direct violation of Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States.  The Congress is in direct violation of Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution.  The “Necessary and Proper” clause in the Constitution found in Article I Section 8 was not intended to give Congress the authority to do whatever they felt was a good idea. This clause meant that they had the authority to pass any legislation that was necessary and proper to implement the powers delegated to the United States Congress in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution.  They are not delegated powers to go against the Constitution, and neither is the President.  As long as they control the legislative and executive branches, they will continue with this behavior.  Our best chance to reign this lawlessness in is with the court system, and that balance of power too is in jeopardy!

The Democrat controlled Congress has expressed the desire to “pack” the Supreme Court if they do not rule in their favor.  Packing would mean that partisan judges would be added to the courts by the Democrat Senate to ensure that all decisions would favor Progressive wishes, instead of the Constitution.  We have seen numerous occasions where SCOTUS has refused to hear cases that may upset these out-of-control legislators.  If cases of unconstitutional executive actions and legislation go up to SCOTUS, will they find the courage to hear them, or will they buckle to the threat of court packing?  Only time will tell….

There is another remedy, and this remedy will take us all to push our state governors and legislatures to ignore laws and executive orders that are unconstitutional.  Texas and Oklahoma are already on board with this, but in order for it to be effective, there has to be a quorum of states resisting these unconstitutional actions.  We cannot let this lawlessness stand, and if we do not resist their overreach, we will be in danger of losing our country.  Send e-mails and make calls to your state politicians, let them know it is in their hands to make this right.

PUBLIC SERVANTS, OR POLITICAL ROYALTY?

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The Preamble of our Constitution is very specific:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/

This beginning statement points out just what our founding fathers intended for our government.  They wanted a just government that had the welfare of citizens in mind.  It highlighted the necessity of Liberty and the importance of defending our freedom.  With this in mind, they put together a system of government meant to do just that, and those elected to implement this system were to be public servants, elected by the people that they would swear to represent.

These were wise men, who knew the danger of tyranny, so they put together a triad of governance.  The Executive in the Presidency, the Congress for lawmaking and dispersing funding and collecting taxes, and the Judicial branch, all which were to be checks on one another.  They put together a relatively simple, but highly functional system of governance, with a Constitution delineating what powers each branch has, what powers the states have, and most necessarily, what powers government does not have.  The rights of the individual were paramount to their thinking.

With the Democrats now running 2 out of 3 branches of government, it seems that the Constitution no longer matters.  Congress has started their new session with HR 1, a bill that would enshrine every bad practice experienced in battle ground state voting in the past national election by making those bad practices the law of the land.  This bill is a total mess, and it is getting even messier as S 1, the Senate version of the house bill.  It would ensure that Democrats would maintain power ad infinitum, and would be the destruction of the 2-party system as we know it.  https://legiscan.com/US/drafts/HR1/2021

Congress has also threatened to “pack” the Supreme Court, because they believe that the current membership leans conservative and they want that to be rectified with new liberal judges that will not offer a check on their power grab. The mere threat has effectively neutered the Supreme Court as a check on the balance of power, as the current Supreme Court Judges are treading lightly on what they will hear in their purview. Anything that would find ire with the Democrat Congress is largely left alone with the hope that they do not blow up the court with new partisan judges.http://ballot-access.org/2021/02/22/u-s-supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-many-lawsuits-filed-by-former-president-trump-and-the-republican-party-over-the-2020-election/

The Congress also had one last fling with past-President Trump, impeaching him in the House and having a Senate “show trial” without witnesses or any real evidence.  That went no-where, but was their parting shot with “The Donald” who had the audacity to point out their corruption for all to see.  They have in effect weaponized the impeachment process, making it a partisan weapon rather than a stopgap for an errant Presidency.  https://time.com/5939232/senate-acquits-donald-trump-second-impeachment-trial/

Joe Biden started his tenure with equal enthusiasm.  So far, Biden has signed more than 50 executive actions in less than 2 months, 22 of which are direct reversals of Trump’s policies. Most of these actions have addressed the CCP coronavirus, immigration and equity.  Now he has mandated masking on all Federal properties, open borders once again, reviving “catch and release”, and a flurry of orders granting special rights to outside the mainstream groups, with one example of transgenders being able to compete in collegiate sports alongside of women.  He has also indicated that he has directed his Justice department and intelligence agencies to focus on “domestic terrorism”, with persons of interest being Trump supporters and conservatives, all this in the name of “equity”?  https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-executive-orders-actions-search-all-2021-1?op=1

Public servants are who these elected officials are supposed to be.  They are there to promote our liberty, our prosperity, and our tranquility.  It is evident that they do not take their “mission statement” seriously.  Instead, they are acting like Royalty, with the thought that it is we, the citizens of America that owe them allegiance.  They have elevated themselves to being our King and princes, with us in their servitude.  We, the people, are now on dangerous ground, and we need strong leadership to once again find our way back to being a constitutional Republic.  Benjamin Franklin worried about getting to this place: “Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when someone shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?”

To which Franklin responded, with a rejoinder at once witty and ominous: “A republic, if you can keep it.”  It is up to us.  We fight to keep it, or tyranny wins.  Which will it be patriots?

THE WAR AGAINST DJT AND THE REST OF US

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Joe Biden promised us he would bring our country together, but to date he has done anything but that.  He has opened the borders, reinstated “catch and release” without any health testing, let men play women’s sports, taken steps to insure we will not be energy independent for very long, and has effectively killed hundreds of thousands of jobs.  He has also begun embracing a modified version of the “Green New Deal”, rejoined the Paris Climate Accord, rejoined the WHO, and has made overtures to Iran about re-entering the Iran Nuclear Deal.  Three weeks in, he has done all of this not by going to Congress to get bi-partisan support, but by executive action.

He has also embraced the 2nd Trump Impeachment, saying that although he was exonerated by the Senate, he calls the charge of “Insurgency” as something that is not in dispute.  It appears that along with the rest of his party, he is hell bent on destroying not only Donald Trump’s legacy, but the man himself.  No holds barred, the Democrats will continue to come after President Trump with all guns still blazing, regardless of the truth.  Next step will be the 14th Amendment, which has the possibility of eliminating the threat of Donald Trump ever running again for President, that is, if they can prove he started and is responsible for Insurrection.  It will not work, but that is where the next move will be. 

They will also attempt to Censure him in both houses.  It is an attempt to ruin his reputation, but will not preclude him from running for office in 2024.  They hope that will put him in a tenuous position where he will not consider doing so.  Will they stop there?  Think again!

The Democrats are now sharpening their pencils writing briefs to both civil and criminal courts to try DJT for various supposed crimes.  Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has an active criminal investigation into Trump and his businesses. The exact contours of the probe are not clear, but court papers suggest he’s investigating possible insurance or financial fraud.  On top of that, the most developed case that could ensnare Trump might be out of the Southern District of New York. It stems from the federal prosecution against Michael Cohen, Trump’s onetime personal attorney and fixer.

Cohen pleaded guilty to a range of crimes, including arranging illegal hush money payments to keep women silent during the 2016 campaign about extramarital affairs they say they had with Trump before he was president. Trump has denied the allegations. 

The Democrats will not stop there.  The state attorney general, Letitia James, is conducting a civil investigation into the Trump businesses. James is looking into whether the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of its assets for loan or insurance purposes, and then deflated the value for tax purposes. 

He also faces defamation lawsuits filed by two women who say he sexually assaulted them — allegations he denies. While Trump doesn’t face criminal liability in those suits, he does face potential damage to his reputation and financial repercussions.

The lawsuits will continue, with or most likely without any merit.  They will only stop with a political calculation that President Trump will not run again.  Until then, stay tuned, it is going to get crazier and crazier, and for President Trump, his post-Presidency legal bills will be enormous.

Is any of this unifying?  No, exactly the opposite.  The left is using their nuclear option with Donald Trump, and by default with anyone that has, or still does support him.  President Biden is in the process of directing our Intelligence agencies to assist in his “War on Domestic Terror”.  In effect, he has identified the 74+ million voters that voted for Trump as the target of the investigation.  We, along with President Trump are in for a very rough ride, at least for 2 more years!  Nothing unifying about that!

From a realistic standpoint, what can we as citizens do?  First and foremost, we need election integrity.  Each state has their own system for elections, and we know those systems, at least in some swing states, have been broken.  We need to push our state legislatures to find a fix for what is broken, and implement said fix before the mid-terms.  We also need to take control of local politics.  Pay attention to our school districts, run and if you can’t support candidates that are of like mind.  City and state elections need us to participate not only as voters but as candidates and/or supporters of candidates that are close to our political minds.  We also need to primary officials that do not adequately represent us with candidates that will.  It will take work, but if we put our minds to it, we will prevail!