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1774 Rebellion Against English Tyranny
August 1, 2022
1774 Rebellion Against English Tyranny
As Americans pause today and remember United States service members who have died in combat theaters around the world over the last 247 years, it's important to remember how this started.
In 1774 the rebellion against English tyranny was hitting full steam in the colonies -- a full year before the Revolutionary War would actually begin -- as all of American's parliamentary communications with the King were ignored.
Fearing that the rebellion would turn into an all-out war, King George III did what tyrants have been doing since the beginning of time, they tried to disarm the citizen population!
On September 1st, 1774, British Major General Thomas Gage seized control of the public gunpowder stores in the city of Boston before immediately moving on to confiscate privately owned firearms, ammunition, and gunpowder next.
On October 19, 1774, King George III issued orders banning the import of any further firearms or ammunition into the Colonies.
On April 18, 1775, British General Gage issued orders for his troops to 'seize and destroy all artillery, ammunition, provisions, tents, small arms, and all military stores whatever." (Emphasis added.)
That night, hundreds of troops marched from Boston, MA to Concord, MA to carry out Gage's orders. Their goal was to seize all firearms, ammunition, and gunpowder in the city and leave the citizens of Concord helpless against British tyranny.
As we all know, Paul Revere and William Dawes rode all night to get ahead of the British troops to warn gun owners in Lexington and Concord about the approaching troops.
Hearing that gun control was imminent and knowing that further negotiation was pointless (and knowing the horrors that would await their families if they were powerless to defend themselves) these brave Americans did the only thing they could do -– they attacked the British troops!
Instead of running rough shod over a group of scared farmers and shopkeepers, 73 of America's original gun-grabbers died on the spot, 174 crawled away wounded, with 26 more missing and presumed dead.
Over the next eight years, 24,000 Americans died from combat or disease ripping our young country from the hands of a power- hungry tyrant in England and ensuring the freedoms that we enjoy today.
But it came to a head on April 19, 1775.
That was the first time that Americans sent a message to the entire world that we will NEVER be disarmed and that we will ALWAYS stand up against tyranny for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
And that is a fight that is continuing today.
These days the tyrants that want to disarm and subjugate us aren't on another continent. They are in the White House, in Congress, and in state legislatures around this great country.
And they are growing bolder by the day, determined to register and eventually confiscate our privately owned firearms -- just like King George III tried to do hundreds of years ago.
As a member of Florida Gun Owners, you have committed yourself to joining us in our great struggle to defend our Second Amendment from all her enemies, to ensure that freedom's light doesn't go out on our watch.
For that, I could never possibly thank you enough.
We often talk about preserving our Second Amendment freedoms for future generations, and we are doing that every single day.
But we also have a debt of honor to the American soldiers who stood their ground in Concord and Lexington 247 years ago in defiance of tyranny.
They paid the price for our freedoms, and we owe it to them to never let that freedom be extinguished in this great country.
And I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better way to honor their memories.
Governor Greg Abbott
November 16, 2022
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Biden:
The U.S. Constitution won ratification by promising the States, in Article IV, § 4, that the federal government "shall protect each of them against Invasion." By refusing to enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress, including 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(1)'s criminal prohibition against aliens entering the United States between authorized ports of entry, your Administration has made clear that it will not honor that guarantee. The federal government's failure has forced me to invoke Article I, § 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, thereby enabling the State of Texas to protect its own territory against invasion by the Mexican drug cartels.
Your inaction has led to catastrophic consequences. Under your watch, America is suffering the highest volume of illegal immigration in the history of our country. This past year, more than 2 million immigrants tried to enter the country illegally, coming from more than 100 countries across the globe. Worse yet, your failed border policies recently prompted a United Nations agency to declare that the border between the United States and Mexico is the deadliest land crossing in the world.
Texans are paying the price for your failure. Ranches are being ripped apart, and homes are vulnerable to intrusion. Our border communities are regularly disrupted by human traffickers and bailouts. Deadly fentanyl is crossing the porous border to such a degree that it is now the leading cause of death for citizens between the ages of 18 and 45.
By opening our border to this record-breaking level of illegal immigration, you and your Administration are in violation of Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Your sustained dereliction of duty compels Texas to invoke the powers reserved in Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which represents "an acknowledgement of the States' sovereign interest in protecting their borders." Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387, 419 (2012) (Scalia, J., dissenting). Using that authority, Texas will escalate our efforts to repel and turn back any immigrant who seeks to enter our State at a border crossing that Congress has designated as illegal; to return to the border those who do cross illegally; and to arrest criminals who violate Texas law.
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
November 16, 2022
Know this: Article I, § 10, Clause 3 is not just excess verbiage. It reflects an understanding by our Founders, the authors of the Constitution, that some future President might abandon his obligation to safeguard the States from an extraordinary inflow of people who have no legal right of entry. They foresaw your failures. In the more than 240 years of our great nation, no Administration has done more than yours to place the States in "imminent Danger"-a direct result of your policy decisions and refusal to deliver on the Article IV, § 4 guarantee. In the absence of action by your Administration to secure the border, every act by Texas officials is taken pursuant to the authority that the Founders recognized in Article I, § 10, Clause 3.
All of this can be avoided, of course, if you will simply enforce the laws that are already on the books. Your Administration must end its catch-and-release policies, repel this unprecedented mass migration, and satisfy its constitutional obligation through faithful execution of the immigration laws enacted by Congress:
• You should aggressively prosecute the federal crimes of illegal entry and illegal reentry. See 8 U.S.C. § 1325, § 1326.
• You should comply with statutes mandating that various categories of aliens "shall" be detained. See, e.g., 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(1)(B)(ii) & (iii)(IV) (aliens claiming asylum); id. § 1225(b)(2)(A) (aliens applying for admission); id. § 1226(c)(1) (criminal aliens); id. § 1231(a)(2) (aliens ordered removed); id. § 1222(a) (aliens who may carry disease).
• You should stop paroling aliens en masse in violation of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which decrees that aliens applying for admission can be paroled into the United States "only on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit." 8 U.S.C. § 1182(d)(5)(A).
• You should fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols, such that aliens seeking admission remain in Mexico while proceedings unfold in the United States. See 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(2)(C).
• You should immediately resume construction of the border wall in Texas, using the billions of dollars Congress has appropriated for that purpose. See FY2021 DHS Appropriations Act § 210, Pub. L. 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182, 1456–57 (Dec. 27, 2020); FY2020 DHS Appropriations Act § 209, Pub. L. 116-93, 133 Stat. 2317, 2511–12 (Dec. 20, 2019).
Americans want an orderly immigration process that adheres to the laws enacted by the legislators they sent to Washington. In the words of Judge Oldham, however, you have "supplant[ed] the rule of law with the rule of say-so" while "tell[ing] Congress to pound sand." Texas v. Biden, 20 F.4th 928, 982, 1004 (5th Cir. 2021); cf. U.S. CONST. art. I, § 8, cl. 4 (empowering Congress "[t]o establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization").
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
November 16, 2022
Before you took office, the United States enjoyed some of the lowest illegal-immigration figures it had seen in decades. Your Administration gutted the policies that yielded those low numbers. You must reinstate the policies that you eliminated, or craft and implement new policies, in order to fulfill your constitutional duty to enforce federal immigration laws and protect the States against invasion.
Your silence in the face of our repeated pleas is deafening. Your refusal to even visit the border for a firsthand look at the chaos you have caused is damning. Two years of inaction on your part now leave Texas with no choice but to escalate our efforts to secure our State. Your open-border policies, which have catalyzed an unprecedented crisis of illegal immigration, are the sole cause of Texas having to invoke our constitutional authority to defend ourselves.
Governor of Texas
cc: The Honorable Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Attorney General
The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
If you've been watching our election night and post-election coverage the cheat is on!
As promised, our team has been watching everything! One of our Computer Experts, Jeff O'Donnell was tracking in real time, the results of important races across the country!
What did we see so far? For starters, more votes than voters and impossible voter ballot drops that kept democrats ahead all night, even though we know the vast majority of our people showed up to vote on election day en mass! There are thousands of reports from across the country of problems with machines and ballot stuffing. Jeff O'Donnell's graphing of these real time machine drops can be seen here: http://www.frankspeech.com
Hello from Mike Lindell,
Our Team is viewing Every state as if it were the only state that matters. We are learning more and applying our legal teams immediately. The blueprint for exposing the election crimes was created in the 2020 election. But when you fix a game, you have to stay under the deviation level, or everyone will see the anomaly and move to address it. That's why our team is so important, we caught them, and we don't even think they are being all that careful! We are seeing the same patterns as the 2022 primary election and even more outrageous behavior is happening since then! Like Katie Hobbs, SOS candidate for AZ overseeing her own election and allowing Maricopa county to stop the count! Are they digging for more votes? We are watching!
Another significant find was GA's Herschel Walker race. In the middle of the race over 23,411 votes were deducted from Walker's vote total! HOW does that happen organically? Our team is on it and we have a plan.
I want to remind everyone, republican and democrat alike, this stealing of our voices is not new.
Clint Curtis a former employee of NASA and a computer programmer, who was a surprise guest at the Moment for Truth Summit, a Democrat who voted for Joe Biden has told us publicly that he was responsible for developing the algorithm that could be used to steal elections!
In 2000, Mr. Curtis was approached by Speaker Tom Feeney of the Florida House of Representatives to make a program for touch screen voting machines that could be manipulated. He thought he was creating it to secure and test voting machines.
The undetectable software worked, and Mr. Curtis gave the software to Feeney. However, he was shocked to learn that his software was used for what he believes to be malicious reasons in the 2004 election. He noticed a pattern that looked very suspicious and consistent with the software he created.
Twenty years later, electronic voting machines are still a major threat to our Democracy. And Florida has even made it illegal to count paper ballots! Policies like this have to be changed, for the future of our Republic! That's what the Lindell Legal Offense Fund is doing!
I am speaking the truth about election fraud and electronic voting machines. The work we have done the last 2 years has prepared us. We continue to take actions to stop the use of these electronic voting machines and expose the deep state criminals!
F.B.I. Federal Bureau Of..........Injustice?
Joe Biden's decision to green light an unannounced raid on President Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago represents a shocking and scandalous effort by democrats to weaponize the FBI to go after their political enemies, the likes of which have never been seen in the United States. Congressman Gosar.
Is there is an American out there who is not terrified by what has just happened. If so they are simply not paying attention to what is happening to our country. If you are an American you need to pay attention and seek ways to stop this take over or our country. If you are not an American an justify this type of anarchy you should find a country to live in where you agree with their third-world country dictates. Jim Allen
Congressman Gosar gets this. Wake up and pay attention.
Every American should be frightened and mad as hell by such unprecedented police state thuggery tactics and there must be a complete dismantling and elimination of the FBI. This is too much for our republic to withstand," concluded Congressman Gosar.
Growing Old(er) In A Country Seniors No Longer Recognize
Those of us who were part of the Baby Boom generation, now in our 60s and 70s, or older, no longer recognize the nation in which we grew up. We are strangers in a land that gets stranger by the day.
We believed in the American dream. We worked hard, paid our taxes and obeyed the law -even laws we thought were idiotic.
We married and had children. Today's young adults cohabit and have pets.
We struggled to raise families. Some of us went to war, like our fathers and grandfathers before us. We thought that when we grew old, there would be more for us – more than alienation.
Most of us don't recognize Biden's America. Patriotism has become passe. Our military is led by men who are social workers and politically correct hacks. They can't fight, but they're great at getting soldiers to use preferred pronouns and combating imaginary racism in the ranks.
Giant corporations have replaced individual enterprise, which – in many cases – has been taxed and regulated out of existence. Government bureaucrats and corporate executives are like the pigs and men at the end of Orwell's "Animal Farm."
We look in vain for a Ronald Reagan, a Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt.
Instead, we find corrupt clowns like wizened Nancy Pelosi, Commissar Ocasio-Cortez (the Cuban pinup girl selling socialist snake oil) and our president – a cranky septuagenarian slipping noisily into senility.
If we're white, we're told that we are responsible for every problem that plagues people of color. That's right, we're to blame for the roughly 70% of black children born out of wedlock, (we forced their parents to behave irresponsibly), just as cops are to blame for the deaths of thugs who threaten their lives.
Savages who burn down cities are hailed as heroes and celebrated as warriors for social justice. But misguided middle-class citizens, among them veterans, who trespassed in the Capitol 14 months ago are branded traitors and insurgents.
Mayors take down statues of Washington and Columbus and commission murals of a criminal thug like George Floyd.
If you're white, you're also responsible for slavery, segregation, the Wounded Knee massacre and Japanese Americans interned during World War II. Racism is in our blood, they tell us. Remember, throughout the course of human history, racism has never existed anywhere but here.
Forget racial minorities. Now, we're told that there are "sexual minorities" -- that people who used to be considered odd are in fact oppressed. And that a man who thinks he's a woman in fact is a woman – and is entitled to use the ladies' room with our granddaughters. And if we refuse to accept this bizarre fantasy, we are hateful.
By "despoiling the earth," we're also responsible for climate change. If we end up paying $7-a-gallon for gas –well, it's our own damned fault.
What passes for entertainment is sickening – all blood and gore, sadistic killers, aliens who pop out of people's stomachs and monsters in various guises. We search in vain for contemporary movies with characters we can admire or at least care about. So, we retreat to cinema of the 40s and 50s on TCM.
On top of living in a country that's unrecognizable, we can't even afford to live here anymore. You need a second mortgage to buy a steak. A hamburger and fries at McDonald's is a gourmet feast. Filling up the tank is agonizing. Paying confiscatory taxes marks us as serfs. Inflation is at a 40-year high, and the democrats now tell us it's all because of Putin invading Ukraine. We all know it began way before that. Just another flimsy liberal excuse for the total incompetence of the liberal left.
Our parents could retire at 65, in the mortgage-free home they bought in their 30s. We're still working into our 70's in many cases. Retirement is a distant dream. We're working to provide benefits for illegal aliens, addicts and loons who camp and defecate on the streets.
Many of us are the grandchildren of immigrants, a fact of which we are proud. Our people helped to build this country. But we witness with unalloyed horror the tide flowing across our southern border unimpeded. The middle class view them as criminals, gang members and mooches. The liberal democratic party sees them as voters. We can't defend our own borders, but are expected to defend those of distant lands.
This used to be an English-speaking country. Now it's ballots in 20 languages, court interpreters and press one for Serbo-Croatian.
Our feeble president (who's been sucking on the federal teat for half-a-century) is unable to perform his Constitutional duties but has successfully waged war on domestic energy production. We went from energy independence to beggars with a gas can in a matter of months. The 'corpse that walks' says climate change is the biggest threat our national security – along with transphobia.
Washington sputters about Putin's war on Ukraine, but imports 670,000 barrels of Russian oil a day. While Biden lets the pipelines rust and our oil, coal and natural gas remain in the ground, he pleads with the Saudis to pump more – and is thinking about imports from the Marxists of Venezuela and the jihadists of Iran, both Russian allies. Apparently, oil from anywhere outside the U.S. doesn't pollute.
Officeholders for life treat us like mentally-challenged children. They snicker at those who pay their exorbitant salaries.
So we limp along into old age, too proud to go on the dole and too stubborn to just give up. Besides, surrender now would be a betrayal of the America that once was. ...God Help and Bless America!
Captain Brandon Plus Two
Did you ever think that the "free" world would be run by Captain Brandon Plus Two (VP and NP)?
Green New Deal<==>Soylent Green?
Pin Drop Moments
Once upon a time when our politicians did not tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our great country.
JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.
DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.
"Does that include those who are buried here?"
DeGaulle did not respond.
You could have heard a pin drop.
When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush.
He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders.
The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
You could have heard a pin drop........Amen
There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American.
During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done?
He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims.
What does he intend to do, bomb them?"
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:
"Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities;
they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day,
and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck.
We have eleven such ships;
how many does France have?"
You could have heard a pin drop.
A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies.
At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks, but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.
He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"
Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."
You could have heard a pin drop.
AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."
The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France!"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then, he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchman to show a passport to."
You could have heard a pin drop.
If you are proud to be an American, pass this on!
If not, delete it.
I am proud to be of this land -- America.
I am proud to be an American.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
LONG MAY OUR FLAG WAVE
FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE
AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE
"Give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry
St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia
March 23, 1775
MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she
The "Biden" regime is a threat to free people all over the world.
His portrait is on the $2.00 Dollar Bill.
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand, while writing the same in Latin with the other.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses
At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America," and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia's legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected President of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of the Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation's size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello.
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly, created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, along with John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied, the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today.
Jefferson really knew his stuff...
A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:
"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."
-- Thomas Jefferson
Here It Is
Click here to see Sayings For The Times.
Is Biden The One Making The Decisions?
How long are people going to talk as if Biden were making the decisions?
Who is really making the decisions that are so adversely affecting our lives and our world?
Are the democrats who voted for Biden and his "utopian" socialist agenda glad they did?
If so, how are they going to feel when they find out they are living in a communist dictatorship instead of the socialist "utopian paradise" they thought they were getting?
We have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Prices on everything are higher and rising daily. Services are diminishing. Products are unavailable. The "lock down" is ongoing and getting more invasive.
This federal holiday commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. And as we all learned in high school civics class, the Constitution defines the structure of our federal government. It is the most remarkable political charter in history.
Think about this. Don't let them take it way from you.
At a Tennessee Football Game---not a joke
At a Tennessee Football Game---not a joke
Christianity is now the target of persecution...
THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!
GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO READS THIS AND PASSES IT ON.
I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CAN SEE THE PROBLEM, BUT OUR SOCIETY CANNOT.
This is a statement that was read over the PA system
at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston,
Tennessee, by school principal, Jody McLeod
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School
football games, to say a prayer and play the
National Anthem, to honor God and Country."
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court,
I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of
Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at
this time, I can use this public facility to
approve of sexual perversion and call it "an
alternate life style,"and, if someone is offended,
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing
condoms and calling it, "safe sex."
If someone is offended, that's OK.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of
killing an unborn baby as a "viable" means of
If someone is offended, no problem...
I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise
the goddess, "Mother Earth", and call it
I can use literature, videos and presentations in the
classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional
Christian convictions as
"simple minded" and "ignorant"
and call it "enlightenment.."
However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to
ask HIM to bless this event with safety and good
sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.
This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst,
Apparently, we are to be
tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD
and HIS Commandments.
as a school principal, I frequently ask staff
and students to abide by rules with which they
do not necessarily agree.
For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at
best, and at worst, hypocritical.
I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally.
I certainly do not need to add an intentional
For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar
that which is Caesar's,"
and refrain from praying at this time.
"However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD
and ask HIM, in the name of JESUS, to bless this
event, please feel free to do so..
As far as I know, that's
not against the law--yet."
One by one,
the people in the stands
bowed their heads, held hands with one another
and began to pray.
They prayed in the stands.
They prayed in the team huddles.
They prayed at the concession stand and
they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America-
the Seat of "Justice"
in the "one nation,
what so many have forgotten.
We are given the
Freedom OF Religion,
that HIS remnant remains!
JESUS said,"If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."
I'm not one bit ashamed
To pass this on
THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS! GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO READS THIS.
Something To Think About
Sad, give it some thought. I would like to see an actual answer to the question: "What do we do?"
This is worth the read. The author is unknown, but he or she certainly lays it out very well. We all know what's going on. So what do we do?
It appears everything in Washington is crooked and on the take. Not just Congress but the FBI, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Pentagon, the Generals, literally everyone in Washington including those in the past administration. Add to all this Silicon Valley and the social media, cable news, a biased media, and foreign intervention. These groups amalgamated to become the Deep State.
President Trump didn't have a chance! He walked into this mess four years ago and tried to clean the swamp. But the swamp monster ate him alive piece by piece starting on Day 1. Unfortunately, his disputing the election had a small role for the events at the capitol. All the good he did over the past four years wiped away. He's a marked man for the rest of his life. So where does he go now? Where can he live? What is the impact on his family. As one top general said, he's a man without a country. The changes that are coming will not have time to affect senior citizens but will impact their children and grandchildren. The corona virus impact on our country is mild compared to what lies ahead.
Now you understand why there was never any action against the Clinton's or Obama. How they destroyed emails and evidence and phones and servers, how they spied and wiretapped, how they lied to the FISA Court, had conversations on the tarmac, sent emails to cover their asses after key meetings, how Comey and Brennan and Clapper never were brought to any justice, how the FBI and CIA lied, how the Steele Dossier was passed along, how phones got factory reset, how leak after leak to a complicit media went unchecked, why George Soros is always in the shadows, why they screamed Russia and pushed a sham impeachment, why no one ever goes to jail, why no one is ever charged, why nothing ever happens.
Why there was no wrongdoing in the FISA warrants, why the Durham report was delayed. Why Hunter will walk scott free and diaper-wearing Joe will give his whole family pardons. Why the FBI sat on the laptop. Why the Bidens' connection to China was overlooked.
And then they unleashed the perfect weapon, a virus that could be weaponized politically to bring down the greatest economy ever and usher in unverifiable mail in voting.
Why the media is 24/7 propaganda and lies, why up is down and down is up, right is wrong and wrong is right. Why social media silences the First Amendment and speaks over the President of the United States.
This has been the plan by the Deep State all along. They didn't expect Trump to win in 2016. He messed up their plans (well, delayed them a little). They weren't about to let it happen again. COVID-19 was weaponized, Governors helped shut down their states, the media helped shame and kill the economy, and the super lucky unverifiable mail in ballots were just the trick to make sure the career politician allegedly with hands in Chinese payrolls that couldn't finish a sentence or collect a crowd, miraculously became the most popular vote recipient of all time.
You have just witnessed a coup, the overthrow of the US free election system, the end of our constitutional republic, and the decline of capitalism into the slide toward socialism. What will happen next?
Expect the borders to open up. Increased immigration. Expect agencies like CBP and INS and Homeland Security to be muzzled or even deleted. Law enforcement will see continued defunding. The electoral college will be gone. History erased. Two Supreme Court Justices might be removed. The Supreme Court will be packed. Your 2nd Amendment will be attacked.
If you have a manufacturing job or oil industry job, get ready. If you run a business, brace for impact. Maybe you'll be on the hook for slavery reparations, or have your suburbs turned into Section 8 housing. Your taxes are going to go up, and businesses will pay more. I could go on and on. There is no real recovery from this.
The elections from here on will be decided by New York, Illinois, and California.
The Republic will be dead. Mob rule and appeasement will run rampant. The candidate who offers the most from the Treasury will get the most votes. But the votes voted won't matter, just the ones received and counted. That precedent has been set. Benjamin 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?'" Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."
Ladies and gentlemen, you will now lose your Republic. You turned from God. You turned from family. You turned from country. You embraced degenerate culture. You celebrated and looked to fools. You worshipped yourselves selfishly as you took for granted what men died to give you. You disregarded history and all it teaches. On your watch, America just died a little. It's likely she'll never be the same again. Some of you have no idea what you've done. Sadly, some of you do.
And who has the guts to share this with friends and family that voted for Biden?
"A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right and evil doesn't become good just because it's accepted by a majority"~ Booker T. Washington.
Jeff Foxworthy's Perspective On Our Government
IF plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots . WE DO LIVE IN SUCH A DUMB COUNTRY!!
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government - you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!! IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT. IF YOU CROSS [INTO] THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET ....... A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE, FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE, A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.
I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION !!!
PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING!!! ...... FORWARD TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA !
January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 This day will go down in history as the single most devastating day for worldwide freedom ever seen.
1 : centralized control by an autocratic authority
2 : the political concept that the citizen should be totally subject to an absolute state authority
Synonyms for totalitarianism
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"We The People" No Longer
Pennsylvania Governor Declares Masks Must Be Worn In YOUR Own Home If You Have Guests
Are you kidding me? Pearl Harbor Day is December 7th. Have all of our veterans fought and died to see this type of government coming to our nation and the world? No!
The list of these mandates just keeps growing. It's time to stop these predatory decisions by our politicians.
Minneapolis Council Approves $500K for 'Outside Police' After 'Defunding' Department
The Minneapolis City Council approved a measure this week that would allocate $500,000 for "outside police" after voting to defund the department in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd over Memorial Day Weekend.
"Minneapolis city council members voted Friday to narrowly approve nearly $500,000 in additional funds for the city's police department to go toward the hiring of 20 to 40 officers from outside police forces," reports ...... Does this not scare you to death? It should.
We the People are the rightful of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln
American churches are PROPAGANDA CENTERS
A SAD DAY for our nation and ALL who call themselves Christians.
Biden's running mate Kamala Harris this morning said that, " American churches are PROPAGANDA CENTERS for intolerant homophobic, xenophobic vitriol " and she called American pastors, "knuckle-dragging disseminators of intolerance and enemies of social justice..." Think about that. That was a verbatim quote from Biden's running mate, who, God forbid, would become President if Biden won the election and if he passed/became incapacitated. This woman isn't even bothering to hide her utter disdain & contempt for the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at Harris' record as State of California Attorney General when she FREQUENTLY went after churches in California.
You can be assured she will continue to be an enemy of the cross if she ever got into the Oval Office. Biden himself Monday said that, " those who hold to traditional views and intolerant Christian beliefs are dregs of society. "What Christian, in their right mind, would vote for people who hold these views against churches/pastors?"
If these are accurate quotes - Do we really want someone who holds these beliefs running our country?
Now, let me think, who else did that?
NY Gov Cuomo threatening to close Orthodox synagogues if they fail to obey his limits on public gatherings, & Mayor DeBlabbio is threatening to arrest Jews if they worship, but ok for masses of violent, black-clad protesters. Now, let me think, who else did that? - Gov. Mike Huckabee
Don't miss the cartoons on the bottom of the page.
Closing Down Our Country
I recently received some cartoons from one of our readers. Very appropriate for our uneasy times. These cartoons are very appropriate and telling about our current times. When you see them keep in mind all of the "closings" that have taken place in the past few months. And, how quickly this all happened. Very much like other countries that have fallen over the years.
Families ( Example - Unable to visit relatives in nursing homes. )
Think about this list. How many more can you add to this list.
Closing Down Our Country - This happens so fast and is generally not something that can be remedied. Don't let it happen to the United States or to you and your family.
Socialism, Communism, Stalinism - These have never worked and never will.
CARTOONS - Funny, Sad But True.
"Made In China"
Think of this the next time you see "Made In China" on one of your purchases.
In 2009 local Yulin dog-meat traders founded this festival to boost business, contrary to past tradition. Dogs (and cats) are hunted down, denied food and water, caged in cramped quarters while waiting their turn to be blow-torched, hung, boiled and skinned-all while alive. The worst part, is China sees no issue with this and enjoys this festival.
The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
How and Why I am Voting (his reasons) This was sent by one of our readers.
In less than two months, it will be over. The U.S. presidential election I mean. Not the end of the world. But maybe the end of our nation, as we have known it. No, I will not be voting for Biden.... I am not voting for a man. I am not rallying for a personality. I am not pushing a person. At this point, I am voting for one thing and one thing only. I am voting for the principles for which this country has stood since its founding.
· I am voting for Constitutional government.
· I am voting for a strong and viable military.
· I am voting for a vibrant economy.
· I am voting for the right to keep and bear arms.
· I am voting for the freedom to worship.
· I am voting for national recognition of the founding of our nation on Biblical principles.
· I am voting for the ability for anyone to rise above their circumstances and become successful.
· I am voting for your children and grandchildren to be able to choose their own path in life, including how and where their children are educated.
· I am voting for our borders to be open to everyone who enters under our law and closed to everyone who would circumvent or ignore the law.
· I am voting for the Electoral College to remain in place so that a few heavily populated liberal centers do not control the elections.
· I am voting for a Supreme Court that interprets the Constitution rather than rewrites it.
· I am voting to teach history, with all of its warts, not erase it or revise it.
· I am voting for the sanctity of life from conception to birth and after.
Now, there are some things I am voting against:
· I am voting against open borders.
· I am voting against a rampant welfare system that enslaves its recipients.
· I am voting against socialism, in all of its forms, including health care, redistribution, reparations, economics, governmental control, pedophilia, and criminal releases, etc.
· I would rather pay for prison reform then see the criminals released to repeatedly commit the same crimes!
So, although I don't give blanket approval to everything our President has done or said in the past, I do support him as our president! I am not voting JUST against Joe Biden, but I am voting against EVERYTHING that the party backing him and propping him up stands for. This is NOT the Democrat party of the past. ..Now in just a few weeks we will preserve this great nation OR turn it over to a radical left wing group that will be the undoing of the greatest democracy ever seen on the planet.
Did you ever in your worst nightmare think that you would see America's cities through a third-world view?
No, you probably did not. Nor did anyone else other than the anarchists within and outside our country who are trying to overthrow it. We have witnessed many who should be tried for treason who are allowing this to happen to our cities. Many of them elected officials. Don't you think it is time there was a stop to this violence and destruction? I'll bet if you are one who lost your business due to the shutdowns or the destruction of your business by rioters, you would agree.
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Civil War: How do civil wars happen? One Man's View
Publisher's Note - This article has been attributed to Dr. Jack DeVere Mincey. Some have disputed this. Regardless of who wrote this it is certainly food for thought.
Dr. Jack DeVere Mincey, born 6 October 1928, died 8 April 2018, was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein.
Civil War: How do civil wars happen? By Dr. Jack DeVere Minzey
Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge. That's the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.
The Mueller investigation was about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it's not the first time they've done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There's a pattern here...
What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win. It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections. That folks, is the BEGINNING of a civil war.
There's no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the democrats have rejected our system of government.
This isn't dissent. It's not disagreement. You can hate the other party You can think they're the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is a dictatorship.
Your very OWN dictatorship.
The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it's inherently illegitimate. The democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can't scratch his own back without his say so, that's another step towards the beginning of a civil war.
Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that's not the system that runs this country. The democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.
If the democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. ..And I mean ANYTHING. Think about it. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. (EXACTLY what Obama did!!) He can use the IRS as his own police force and imprison citizens who speak against him. He can provide guns and money (Fast and Furious) (Iran nuclear deal) to other countries to support his own agenda, and watch while one of America's Ambassador's is dragged through the streets and murdered doing nothing to aid our citizens. His power is unlimited. He IS a dictator!!! But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can't do anything. He isn't even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A democrat in the White House has 'discretion' to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn't even have the 'discretion' to reverse him. That's how the game is played. That's how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn't quite yet won that particular fight.
When a democrat is in the White House, states aren't even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn't allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries. The Constitution has something to say about that. Whether it's Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. That my friends is what is called a 'moving dictatorship'.
Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can't serve in if you're not a member. If you haven't been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren't in the club. ...And Trump IS NOT in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren't in the club with him.
Now we're seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. ...They spy on them, they investigate them and they spread vicious lies. They use the tools of power to bring them down.
That's not a free country.
It's NOT a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an 'insurance policy' against Trump winning the election. It's NOT a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It's NOT a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It's NOT a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn't supposed to win, did.
Have no doubt, we're in a civil war between a conservative volunteer government and a leftist socialist democrat professional government.
Well now Pilgrims and Patriots, having read the above, I suggest two things: forward this very timely, very important analysis to those whom you believe think like you do (and those that don't) and make sure you vote on every Election day!
Defund Police - Who Takes Over For Them? Scary Thought
Someone will have to take over for the thousands of dedicated, trained and experienced police. This has never worked out well for the citizens in any country where it has been used. Think about the ramifications.
Minneapolis - Reclaim the Block
Reclaim the Block - Established in 2018, Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to divest from the city's police department and invest in community health and safety efforts. In response to Floyd's murder, the coalition has started a petition for the Minneapolis City Council to defund the Minneapolis Police Department, and invest in resources for black communities, indigenous communities, and other communities of color.
Note - There are those in Phoenix, AZ pushing for the same agenda. There are many other cities wanting the same. Is your city one of them?
WHO will take over in these cities when the existing police departments have been disbanded? Someone WILL. You won't like it.
Police State - Can You Say Police State?
Apparently being an ice cream magnate doesn't qualify one to lead the state.
Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Arizona statewide curfew. This appears to be his attempt to sidestep the inability of the elected state officials to handle the protest/riot situation that has taken over Arizona and our country.
Once again the bureaucrats and elected officials have put the ones causing the problems over and above the ones who are financing (that would be "We The People") this misguided situation.
Unfortunately this is taking place all over our country.
If we are not vigilant we will lose our country to all the forces within our country and those outside of our country who have a vested interested in The United States Of America becoming a socialist (or worse) country.
The number of businesses who will never be able to reopen again due to the "virus" is high. Allowing the "ruling class politicians and bureaucrats" to add extra burdens such as "curfews" to take place will very likely increase that number. This is a direct assault on our economy and our middle class.
There are laws in every state and nationwide that, if enforced properly, would curtail this needless violence and put a stop to the looting, violence and destruction.
How about coming up with a solution within our current laws and guidelines that would handle the problems without taking away more rights from our honest law-abiding citizens?
How about enforcing our laws on an equal basis?
Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death - Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was an attorney, orator and a major figure of the American Revolution who is best known for his words "Give me liberty or give me death!"
Who Was Patrick Henry?
Patrick Henry was an American Revolution-era orator best known for his quote "Give me liberty or give me death!" Henry was an influential leader in the radical opposition to the British government but only accepted the new federal government after the passage of the Bill of Rights, for which he was in great measure responsible. With his persuasive and passionate speeches, Henry helped kickstart the American Revolution.
Pandemic Policing – The Rise of National Socialism In America By DrRon Martinelli, Forensic Criminologist & Show Host
When "I was just following orders" becomes more dangerous than COVID-19
A Sheriff's Department armored military SWAT vehicle enters a parking lot of a bar in Odessa, TX, disgorging uniformed officers armed with M-4 tactical rifles to take down armed and unarmed patrons in a parking lot and bar. Their violation? Opening a bar and "Violations of Social Distancing."
An undercover "sting operation" at a hair and nail salon in Dallas County, Texas results in the arrest, speedy conviction and the disproportionate and immediate sentencing of the female owner and mother of two children to jail. Her violation? Opening her salon to earn money to feed her kids and pay her rent. The woman is handcuffed and carted away to jail for refusing to apologize to the judicial activist judge for her "selfishness." She is potentially exposed to COVID-19 while Dallas County frees over a thousand felons to fear that they might contract the virus.
In Fresno, California on Mother's Day, police arrest patrons of a restaurant open in defiance of county health guidelines for "violations of social distancing" and blocking the doors preventing code enforcement and police from entering the establishment to cite the owner.
In Southern California, police and lifeguards chase down and arrest a defiant paddleboarder out in the bay for refusing to get out of the ocean in "violation of social distancing orders."
What in the world is happening to law enforcement today?
Although it was forty-six years ago, I remember taking "The Oath" to become a police officer like it was yesterday, "I do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of police officer in the State of California, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this state, so help me God."
For me and the vast majority of my brother and sister officers back then, police work was considered a "calling," much like the priesthood, the fire department, volunteering for the military or becoming a physician. We all took oaths and the vast majority of peace officers, fire fighters and military personnel sacrificed greatly, constantly exposing our minds and bodies to extreme levels of physical and emotional harm.
Many of us were injured, wounded and many made the "ultimate sacrifice" for others we didn't even know upon the Alter of Freedom, defending the values expressed in "The Oath." Others of us who were too traumatized by what they had so often witnessed, spared the enemy the trouble and in spontaneous or planned periods of extreme depression, took their own lives. You see, to most of us "The Oath" means something; it is never to be ignored, temporarily laid aside, mitigated by excusatory political rhetoric, or denied by obeying arbitrary, capricious, or emotional, politically-motivated orders or edicts.
The United States and the law enforcement community have now come to a Y in the road. Do we continue down the road of freedom and civil liberties, led by our patriots whose blood was spilled in paving over the atrocities of man such as slavery and the near eradication of Native Americans so that all men and women could live free and equal?
Or do we take a dangerous detour towards the dark evils of National Socialism and Fascism, where power-hungry, unethical, and morally corrupt politicians seek to control the masses using a pandemic and scare tactics promulgated by an equally corrupt media Progressive Left propaganda machine silencing truth and facts.
And now, what of law enforcement? What role does our community of men and women whose job has historically been to protect the "Rule of Law" take on?
When I came "on the job" as a young man, my role as a peace officer was rather simply explained to me by my wise and experienced colleagues.
"Always remember first that you are a peacekeeper. The heavy emphasis is on the word "peace." There are the good people and the bad. You first figure out who the good people are and then you protect them from the bad. You are a sheepdog and they are the sheep. The sheepdog watches over his/her flock and protects them from the wolves. Remember that the sheep aren't always very smart, so it's going to be your job to protect them from themselves sometimes. You are a community caretaker so to speak. Never abuse or exploit your authority. Always remember your Oath." And I did.
I like my Band of Brothers and Sisters were not without our flaws. We made honest mistakes, but always in good faith. We did not and do not abuse our law enforcement powers and authority. We kept and continued to keep faith with "The Oath."
However, the badge is now becoming tarnished by the actions of a new brand of law enforcement administrators and line officers. Their actions are typified in the few examples I provided in the introduction of this article. They are the mindless puppets of ignorant and arrogant politicians seeking to control their citizens. This new breed of law enforcement officers practice "pandemic policing." They have abandoned all common sense. They ask no probative questions of their masters and lack any independent, objective, fact or science-based methodology to figure out how, why or even if law enforcement should be involved in enforcing the thoughtless, emotionally-based orders and edicts of governors, mayors, county administrators and municipal judges.
Are the "directives," "instructions," "regulations," "orders" and edicts of politicians constitutional, legally enforceable "laws;" or are they instead merely strongly suggested "guidelines?" That is certainly something our state and nation's highest courts will soon have to decide.
I am reminded that the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal and state courts have repeatedly ruled that with respect to 1st and 4th Amendment civil rights of assembly, speech, seizures and searches, governments and law enforcement officers, "must balance the governmental need against the intrusion upon the individual."
The "governmental need," refers to the seriousness of a circumstance and an imminent threat of harm, against the "intrusion," or detention, arrest and/or use of force upon the individual in depriving them of their civil liberties and freedom. In essence, the more serious the circumstance and the more imminent the risk; the more latitude governments and officers have to intrude upon a person's freedoms.
However, conversely, the less serious and less imminent the risk, the less intrusive governments and their police must be when encountering and confronting the citizen. The courts have ruled that this balance between seriousness, risk or harm and intrusion must be conducted using a factual, objective standard, rather than a subjective one.
So with COVID-19 and the current wave of "pandemic policing" being conducted throughout the nation, the salient question will most certainly be in courts of law and before triers of fact, "What was the factual, scientific, objective basis for many of the draconian orders and edicts that justified the detentions, arrests and/or uses of force?"
That's right, the courts should rightfully demand that politicians and police factually, scientifically and objectively justify their combined actions in affecting over-intrusive orders and edicts; as well as unnecessary and abusive detentions, citations, arrests and uses of force upon their fellow citizens.
If I were some state and municipal politicians and law enforcement administrators and officers, based upon what you and I have been witnessing on TV, I would be shaking in my boots and putting in my papers. As a thirty-eight year law enforcement practices expert, I would suggest that municipalities and law enforcement agencies have created an entirely new arena of federal and state "COVID Case" litigation that is potentially rife with Monell-type deliberate indifference claims of various violations of civil rights.
The old German WWII military tribunal defense excuse of "I was just following orders" is just not going to resonate with a jury comprised of people who have lost their businesses, jobs, incomes, savings, homes, cars and careers, and have been locked up in their tiny homes and apartments for months in obeyance to "Shelter In Place" orders.
These jurors are going to remember what these pandemic politicians and police did to them, their family members, friends and associates and they are going to want those whom they deem responsible for forcing these hardships upon them to be punished.
I foresee huge punitive damages for the unnecessary actions of both politicians and police who worked together to deny Americans their most basic civil rights guaranteed under the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.
It's going to be an ugly, cathartic bloodletting where I anticipate that little mercy will be shown to the accused. In fact, if states, municipalities and law enforcement agencies are smart, they will direct their attorneys to settle with the plaintiffs as quickly as possible. I truly fear that no quarters will be taken by jurors deciding upon a plaintiff's injuries.
Can you imagine police arresting a mother on Mother's Day for a "social distancing" violation, the District Attorney filing and that mother appearing in court before a jury of her peers – other mothers? Are you serious? If you even think that jury will vote to convict, you live in a much different world and in a much different time than I do.
Remember the Ector County Sheriff's Department's heavily armed SWAT team in Odessa enforcing the "bars must be closed order?" Well, it turns out that Texas Governor Abbott, his Lt. Governor, and the State Attorney General all say that no "order" was ever issued. It was only a "guideline" as was only to be discretionally addressed by law enforcement.
So now to the vetted scientific facts about COVID-19 stats in Ector County. Population 166,223; total COVID-19 cases 85 with 59 or two-thirds completely recovered and only four deaths. Statistically, your chances of contracting the C-19 virus in Ector County is .00050 of one percent and .000024 or one percent. Board certified physicians would testify in court that your changes of contracting COVID-19 in Ector County was "statistically insignificant."
Remember the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling about balancing the government's need against the intrusion of the individual? Oops! The government need here is "statistically insignificant" and the Sheriff's response to the objective fact that essentially no risk of contracting C-19 existed at the time was the use of an armored SWAT vehicle filled with deputies armed with M-4 tactical rifles pointing them at unarmed citizens with their hands up in a parking lot; as well as armed citizens who in the state of Texas had a legal right to be both open and concealed carry in a parking lot which was not legally considered to be a "premises" under Texas law.
Can you imagine the carnage of contagious gunfire from the anxious and antsy deputies should even one of those armed citizens had dropped their hands for a second by mistake. Ladies and gentlemen, those are the exact circumstances of which high-profile lawsuits evolve. I know because I investigate, analyze and opine on them every day.
Now some uber-law enforcement supporters and perhaps even a few experts might disagree with me in asserting that "officers have a legal right to enforce laws." Fine with me if you want to be that naïve and go there. Case dependent, I might not even disagree with that argument. However, I would respectfully suggest that they pull their heads out of that dark place and back into the "real world" of the courtroom, legal arguments, forensic facts and evidence, the "totality of circumstances" and then consider those pesky pissed off, out of work, lost their businesses and savings jurors who are sure to practice what is referred as "jury nullification" upon reaching a plaintiff verdict in the millions of dollars, along with punitive damages that would make any Mayor, Sheriff or Chief cry like a baby.
So just a word to those yielding political and law enforcement powers. If you have a lick of sense, you will immediately have a Come to Jesus meeting with yourself and knock off this pandemic policing. It is dangerous and extremely damaging to what is left of the law enforcement community's reputation.
Instead, remember the good people, the sheep and The Oath. Become the peacekeepers and protectors and not the pandemic predators. Finally, remember that there is a big difference between whether you can do something and whether you should do something. Those of us who worked, sacrificed and died to establish a reputation and a legacy of professional law enforcement and community service will not let you ruin the good road we built.
Keeping Things In Perspective From Washington State
For many people alive today what we're witnessing is the first major 'interruption' in their normal lives. The paragraph below puts it in it's proper perspective.
"For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren't even over the hill yet. When you're 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills six million. At 52, the Korean War starts and five million perish. At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesn't end for many years. Four million people die in that conflict. Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening. As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900.
How do you survive all of that? A kid in 1985 didn't think their 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great grandparents) survived through everything listed above.
Perspective is an amazing art. Let's try and keep things in perspective. Let's be smart, help each other out, and we will get through all of this." In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted. This too, shall pass."
Illusion Of Safety
Why is the public choosing the illusion of safety over Liberty? - James T. Harris
How is waterboarding similar to the continuous and never ending coverage of social distancing?
In Idaho, the sheriff's department puts flyers on cars with out-of-state license plates informing them that they need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Idaho.
When It's Not About Your Health
When the State tells you it's safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it's not about your health.
When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn't lay off a single government employee, it's not about your health.
When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems an abortion visit is safe, it's not about your health.
When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it's dangerous, but allows personal lottery ticket sales, it's not about your health.
When the State tells you it's dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make-up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it's not about your health.
When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it's too dangerous but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health- It's not about YOUR health!
When the state tells you it's too dangerous to get treated by a doctor for chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It's not about your health!
When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.
WAKE UP PEOPLE - If you think this is all about your health you're mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.
San Diego, CA
From: Sharon Cloward
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 4:40 PM
Subject: Amended County Health Order and cease of Recreational Boating
Good afternoon Port Tenants,
The County of San Diego just held a press conference and amended their County Health Order a little over an hour ago. One of the amendments is about ceasing recreational boating in San Diego County. The Port of San Diego is following the order and provided, below, answers to the most frequently asked questions. This order will go into place at 12 a.m. Saturday April 4th (tomorrow) until further notice. The order is attached, and the FAQ's are provided below.
I asked you to please abide by the order so that we save our Harbor Police Officers resources. For our Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Yacht Brokers, please distribute this notice to all of your boaters.
San Diego Port Tenants Association
2390 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92106
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54 PM
To: Sharon Cloward
Subject: Amended County Health Order
Attached is a copy of the Amended Health Order from the County. Based the flurry of feedback and questions over the last couple of days, we have updated the FAQs on our website but I have also pasted them below for you to circulate to the tenants.
Q - If I have a boat on the water, (at a mooring, marina, etc.) can I go out on it, fish, sail, etc? / Is kayaking/stand up paddle boarding on San Diego Bay permitted?
A - Per the County's amended public health order, boating for recreational purposes, watersports, or swimming are prohibited on or in public waterways and at beaches. This order is effective as of 12 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2020 until further notice. Therefore, San Diego Bay is closed to recreation – including boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and recreational fishing – until further notice.
Remember, the State and San Diego County public health directives during the COVID-19 crisis are for all of us to stay at home. The only exceptions are essential needs. These orders allow public agencies, including law enforcement, to focus resources on protecting public health and safety during this global health and economic crisis.
We understand this isn't welcome news – we hope it will be for a short duration. In fact, the more we all follow the stay-at-home orders, the sooner we can get back to "normal." These are challenging times for us all, and the Port appreciates the public's patience and understanding as we all work together to keep each other healthy and well and to flatten the curve.
Note: Those who continue to participate in recreation on San Diego Bay should be prepared to be stopped and questioned by Port of San Diego Harbor Police. Law enforcement, including Harbor Police, is prepared to issue citations for violations of the State and County stay-at-home orders. Those citations carry a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail.
Q - What if I want to go out to the ocean? Will I be allowed to leave? Will I be allowed to come back? What about my right of passage?
A - At this time, the channel is not closed, but be prepared to be stopped and questioned by Harbor Police. Law enforcement, including Harbor Police, is prepared to issue citations for violations of the State and County stay-at-home orders. Those citations carry a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail.
Per the State's stay-at-home order, and consistent with the County of San Diego's amended public health order, only essential activities are allowed. Water recreation is not considered an essential activity.
Note: This does not apply to those conducting essential commercial activity or to those seeking service at a designated critical infrastructure boat yard.
Q - What if I live on my boat?
A - Harbor Police will address and consider liveaboards on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration individual circumstances.
Q - Where can I fish if I can't fish from the piers and the boat launches are closed?/Is fishing from shore permitted?/ Kayak fishing?/ I fish to feed my family. Can I be out on the bay?
A - We understand this temporary situation will adversely impact local fishing opportunities and are hopeful that it will be for a short duration. Per the County's amended public health order, boating for recreational purposes, watersports, or swimming are prohibited on or in public waterways and at beaches. Therefore, recreational fishing – whether along the shoreline or on the water – is not permitted at this time.
We understand this isn't welcome news, but we hope it will be for a short duration. In fact, the more we all follow the stay-at-home orders, the sooner we can get back to "normal." These are challenging times for us all, and the Port appreciates the public's patience and understanding as we all work together to keep each other healthy and well and to flatten the curve.
Q - I'm a commercial fisherman. Can I use the launches?
A - Licensed/registered vessels engaged in commercial fishing, with valid permits, are authorized to use the Shelter Island Boat Launch.
Q - Are the transient boat docks/anchorages open?
A - All the transient docks are still open as are the anchorages. They are subject to all the permitting requirements and compliance with all the laws and rules.
Q - Any idea or plan for when the bay, parks, beaches, launch ramps and other facilities will reopen?
A - This situation is fluid and the Port will continue to follow the lead of local, state and federal health authorities at the San Diego County Health & Human Services, the California Department of Public Health, and the CDC, in implementing protocols for public spaces. We appreciate everyone's patience and will provide updates as we have them at portofsandiego.org/covid19.
Department Manager, Real Estate
Port of San Diego
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
O: (619) 686-6375
C: (619) 985-6622
View Of Another Time
Then & now
Thanks for the fifties, good times
LONG AGO IN THE LAND OF 1950's
I have no idea who put this together, but it does tell a story!
Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,
For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.
We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.
Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see,
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me , Me .
We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.
We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.
Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.
We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson , and Zeppelins were not Led. And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.
And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.
T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.
And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues,
We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea,
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me,Me.
There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.
And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.
But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline we swear byRetin-A.
They send us invitations to join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.
So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.
If you didn't grow up in the fifties, you missed the greatest time in history.
Publishers Note - We receive notifications about events from around the world. We thought it would be interesting to post some.
We will continue to add examples to this post. The examples of the lefts' attempts to destroy our government and way of life just keep getting more radical.
Examples Of The Reports We Receive
Check out the Illusion Of Safety comment.
05/04/2020, 11:15 am
Do you have any idea how much the world has given up for Lent this year?
04/10/2020, 9:30 pm