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What Is Real Money?

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Inflation is defined as an increase in the money supply. Inflation can also be caused by an increase in the rate in which money is spent. The president or Congress can budget more money for certain projects, or to help those suffering loss due to the recent pandemic. But this does not affect prices until the money is actually spent.

Look at it this way. There is generally only a certain amount of goods and services in the world. If you increase the money competing for those goods without an increase in production you have more money competing for the same product, so the price has to go up.

Getting “Free” Money from the Government. Everyone was excited to get some “free” money from the government. Had this money come from taxation it might be considered a gift. But since it was money just printed and given away it caused prices to rise. So the money given away last year to especially help the poor and the middle class is now causing prices to rise dramatically. Right now this is seriously affecting the same poor and middle class, as they see the price of most foods rising along with the price of gasoline.

If the government resists more give away projects the general prices will begin to come down, especially as work picks up and things tend to go back to normal.
Our governor here in Idaho gave each of us $300.00, $600.00 for a couple. This is money given to the state by the Federal Government. As long as the State kept the money in the bank it did not affect prices. But once we all have that money in hand prices will begin to rise.

At the same time, from that same pot of federal money about 400 million was allocated for education. Many people feel that we are already spending too much on education and most of the increase will just go for higher salaries for teachers and administrators. However, most people were willing to approve this spending since they were “bribed” with the $300 “gift”.

Of course the price of gasoline is a special case since the Biden Administration has done all they can to stop the use of fossil fuels. They stopped work on the Keystone XL Pipeline, stopped drilling on federal lands and stopped the exploration for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Under the Trump Administration we were totally energy independent, but now under the present administration we are depending on others.

Government is the only one who can inflate our currency. The president has even begged some of our enemies to supply us more oil. He would rather do this than encourage more domestic production.

Everyone suffers from inflation, yet few seem to understand that the government is the only one who can inflate our currency. It is like the child’s book on the Money Tree. Money grows on trees and you do not have to work to get it. You just pick it like picking fruit. The end result is that no one is working and all are living off the money from the money tree. Thus we all become poorer even with money growing on trees.

Few people seem to realize that real money is not what you have in your wallet, or even what is in the bank. Real money is the work done by the citizens of the country. When everyone works there is great national wealth. When some are conditioned not to work the whole nation suffers. 

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ELECTIONS AND VOTING

IF YOU CAN, DON'T VOTE EARLY.  IT AIDS THE CORRUPTION IN TABULATING HOW MANY FRAUDULENT BALLOTS TO SHIP.  THEY LIKE TO KEEP THE NUMBERS CLOSE SO THAT IT LOOKS LEGIT.  WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT!

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Dear Tea Party Command Center Patriots and Admin Personnel:

After much thought and prayer, I’ve decided to inform you, who have been like family to me over the years, that I have recently been informed that I may possibly be headed for my fourth bout with cancer, which has forced me to reevaluate my priorities in life and, as a result, I’m sad to say that, after approximately fourteen years of 24/7 research and almost daily blogging about current events that I believed were negatively affecting this great Country/Republic of ours that I dearly love and honorably served for twenty years as a Marine Corps Mustang officer, I’ve decided to use whatever remaining days/months/years that my Creator may graciously grant me to concentrate on spending more time with my loving and supportive wife of 55 years and our four loving sons, fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers because prayers have worked miracles in my life since my first bout with cancer in 2004 and, although I know that I’m living on borrowed time, I’ll never stop enjoying life with my family, Comrades and friends to the fullest extent until the day that my Creator decides to take me home.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those of you that have taken the time to read my numerous blogs that I’ve posted on Tea Party Command Center Blogger Spot over the years.  I also wanted to thank Dee and Melony from Admin for their hard work and unwavering support required to keep the Tea Party Command Center Blogger Spot not only active, but relevant over the many years that I’ve been a member.    

4063359777?profile=originalNote:  What follows is my blog 'Theme and Disclaimer,' which I believe is extremely important to share with all of you because it provides you with some background information that plainly explains how and why I decided to start blogging approximately fourteen years ago-You Decide:

Theme and Disclaimer:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/disclaimer/

4063359777?profile=originalNote: What follows are my latest blogs that were recently posted on Tea Party Command Center Blogging Spot:

 

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Brainwashed the DocuMovie Part One (Part 89)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-March 31, 2022:

https://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/brainwashed-the-documovie-part-one-part-89

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Was Texas and other states deliberately targeted? (Part 43)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On March 25, 2022:

https://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/was-texas-and-other-states-deliberately-targeted-part-43

Biden: I Don't Have Any of the Facts on Colorado, But We Definitely Need a Gun Ban (Part 2)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On October 23, 2021:

https://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/biden-i-don-t-have-any-of-the-facts-on-colorado-but-we-definite-1

God Bless-Take care, stay healthy/safe and, most important, keep up the good fight for this great Country/Republic of ours.

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Semper Fi!

Jake

Captain, USMC, Retired

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Here’s What The Jan. 6 Show Trials Are Really After
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By MARGOT CLEVELAND


{thefederalist.com} ~ The Jan. 6 Committee’s Stalinist show trial serves many purposes, but truth is not one of them. On Wednesday, the House committee holding hearings on the violence that broke out at the capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, issued a subpoena to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone. Cipollone, who had voluntarily participated in a closed-door interview in April, “declined to cooperate” further with the committee, according to the letter subpoenaing him to testify before the committee on July 6.

It is unclear whether Cipollone will comply with the subpoena, but from the committee’s perspective, it doesn’t matter. The Democrat-stacked committee seeks to score political points, not secure the truth, and subpoenaing Trump’s former White House counsel serves that objective: If Cipollone refuses to testify, his assertion of executive privilege provides the committee a fresh opportunity to condemn Donald Trump while the committee provides the public its own version of the events the former White House counsel supposedly observed.

Scoring partisan points is not the only goal of the Jan. 6 Committee. Rather, the carefully massaged hearings seek, at minimum, three broader political objectives.

One subtle, but overarching objective of the Jan. 6 Committee is to convince Americans that the 2020 election was the most secure in American history. The hearings seek to achieve this by limiting their focus to select and disproven claims of election fraud, such as claims “that enemies of the former president hacked Dominion voting machines, flooded battleground states with counterfeit ballots, and engaged in other Machiavellian machinations to steal the 2020 election.”

The committee completely ignores, however, “the verifiable evidence of systemic violations of election law, illegal voting, and the constitutionally deficient execution of the November 2020 election.” Even more deceptively, throughout the hearings, the committee uses the word “fraud” to describe every complaint or challenge to the outcome of the 2020 general election, including Trump’s legal challenges premised solely on violations of the state election code.

The committee’s most blatant bait-and-switch in this regard came when the hearing framed a letter drafted by former Assistant Attorney General Jeff Clark as discussing bogus election fraud claims. According to the committee, Clark wanted the Department of Justice to dispatch that letter to the Georgia legislature, even though he had no “evidence of widespread election fraud.”

But the proposed letter, which Clark’s bosses rejected, did not make any claims of election fraud. In fact, in one paragraph, Clark expressly referenced a pending lawsuit in Fulton County that focused on violations of the Georgia election code. It noted that as of late December, the trial court in that case had not even scheduled a hearing on the alleged election law violations. Yet the Jan. 6 Committee presented Clark as seeking to push debunked fraud claims to the Georgia legislature.

The committee’s use of testimony by former Attorney General William Barr likewise served to frame every objection to the 2020 election as related to fraud. Barr’s testimony that he “had not seen any widespread election fraud that would question the outcome of the election,” and that “the stuff” Trump’s people “were shoveling out to the public was bullsh-t,” provided the perfect fodder for the committee’s disinformation campaign.

After all, if Trump’s own attorney general found the claims of fraud “bullsh-t,” surely there was no legitimate basis to challenge the 2020 election or to doubt its outcome. That is precisely what happened on Jan 6. Committee wants Americans to think, but claims of election fraud “represented but a portion of Trump’s challenges to the November 2020 results,” and that the claims of election fraud Barr’s team investigated were “bullsh-t” “says nothing about whether there were systematic violations of election law and illegal voting.”

The lack of election fraud also leaves unanswered the many other ways the 2020 election was rigged, from the corrupt media’s burying of the evidence of the bumbling/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden family’s pay-to-play scandal discovered on corrupt/liar-Hunter’s laptop, to the flooding of Democrat-heavy voting precincts with millions of get-out-the-vote scumbag-ZuckBucks.

A related goal of the Jan. 6 Committee is to silence conservative complaints about election irregularities. The committee’s strategy to achieve this objective focuses first on convincing the country that the violence that day was caused by false claims of fraud and, therefore, those who alleged fraud bore responsibility for the attack on the Capitol. As the committee had already framed all attempts to legally challenge the election as pushing disproven accusations of fraud and cast the riot at the Capitol as an insurrection, under the committee’s logic, any American criticizing the 2020 election is complicit in the supposed attack on our democracy.

Even before the House formed the sham Jan. 6 Committee, Americans who merely attended the rally found themselves fired from their jobs. Since then, the committee and the corrupt media have teamed to create a guilt-by-association mentality throughout the country, with both politicians and the John and Jane Q. Public protest attendees cast as co-conspirators in a violent insurrection.

But the committee seeks to spread the blame for the supposed insurrection far beyond the speakers and protestors, presenting state representatives and officials investigating election irregularities, attorneys advising Trump, and lawyers litigating election violations as equally culpable for fomenting an insurrection. Now, with the committee apparently angling to concoct some sort of criminal conspiracy, the message to conservatives is clear: Stay silent or risk your livelihood and your liberty.

The zone of silence the committee and the complicit media push for is all-encompassing, from ordinary Americans to a U.S. Supreme Court justice. The show seeks to shame conservative voters from speaking out about election irregularities witnessed at the polls, commenting on social media about questionable election results, peacefully protesting, or even voting for candidates who challenge election results.

In short, the committee has made clear that “anyone who complains about the disastrous American electoral system on display during the last presidential election will be branded a conspiracy theorist seeking the violent overthrow of the government.” That promise provides a pretty good incentive for citizens to stay silent.

Relatedly, the committee hopes to keep conservative candidates from challenging elections, either their own or those of other Republicans, and to scare attorneys away from such clients. The targeting of Justice Clarence Thomas serves as a warning to other judges and justices not to take conservative complaints seriously, or else a family member may find herself under investigation.

Also targets of the Jan. 6 Committee’s campaign of shame are state legislatures, which are charged with establishing rules and regulations for elections. By framing all complaints about the November 2020 election as concerning non-existent voter fraud, the committee seeks to paint the state legislative bodies’ election integrity measures as racist. After all, since there was no fraud, as the committee’s theme goes, the state lawmakers must be seeking to disenfranchise minority voters.

Make no mistake about it: the shame and silencing will only go one way—to squelch conservatives. That scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton could simultaneously brand “Donald Trump, his allies, and supporters” “a clear and present danger to American democracy” and question the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 victory establishes that Democrats will retain the right to question elections, while a Republican challenge to an election represents treason.

The vitriol leveled at the originalist Supreme Court justices following the leak of the Dobbs opinion, when coupled with the protests outside of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home and the later arrest of a man who plotted to kill him, confirms the double-standard in play. Rhetoric on the right holds responsibility for prompting an armed revolt, but the equally charged condemnation of Supreme Court justices merely represents the expression of strongly held views, even when a member of the public responds by plotting the assassination of one of the justices.

While such hypocrisy proves the Jan. 6 Committee’s true concern is not political violence, conservatives without the wherewithal to withstand guilt by association will bow out of the debate over election integrity, leaving Democrats and their friendly media players to bury any legitimate concerns.

A third global goal of the Jan. 6 Committee is to protect the establishment by clearly conveying to outsiders that they will be destroyed if they attempt to clean out the swamp and that anyone who assists in those efforts will be likewise ruined.

Early on, Trump learned that the deep state and members of both political parties had him in their sights. Spygate and the first impeachment demonstrated the strength of the establishment and the media’s willingness to assist in efforts to take down the outsider.

But even Trump losing in 2020 was not enough for the D.C. crowd: The establishment needed Trump destroyed, not just to prevent a rematch in 2024 but as a warning to any other Mr. Smith who might want to go to Washington that they are in charge and any attempt to change the power structure will end in disgrace and potentially even prison.

The Jan. 6 show trial drives home that point. Not only is the committee seeking to destroy Trump and his legacy, but it wants the former president indicted and put in prison. But even that is not enough. The committee also wants those who stood by Trump, whether politically or personally, to face shame, disbarment, personal and professional harm, and potentially prison.

The lesson here to the D.C. types is also clear: Don’t cross the establishment and don’t help any outsiders who want to change the way Washington does business, or you too will be destroyed.

The committee’s efforts in this respect hurt conservatives in a secondary way as well, by stoking divisions in the Republican Party. Since Trump first entered the Republican primary in 2015, the party has been divided over his role in the party. Following his election, while some Republicans remained antagonistic to the president, most of the party moved forward, working with Trump to move the country forward on a conservative footing.

The 2020 election fallout reopened the rift in the Republican Party, and now, nearly two years later, the committee hearings, among its other broad goals, serve to feed that infighting. Conservatives seem oblivious to this reality, however, allowing the show trial to stand in the way of a unified party going into the midterm elections.

So, in advance of Cipollone’s testimony, either live or if he asserts executive privilege, Republicans would be wise to remind themselves that bumbling/socialist/scumbag/liar-Joe Biden and Democrats represent a much bigger threat to the future of our country than either Trump or those Republicans who disagree with his approach to fighting the 2020 election.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/01/heres-what-the-jan-6-show-trials-are-really-after/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=heres-what-the-jan-6-show-trials-are-really-after&utm_term=2022-07-03

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MEDICAL NAZIS AT WORK

MEDICAL NAZIS AT WORK

DOCTORS THREATENED FOR TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS

Doctors are facing seeing their medical licenses be suspended or revoked if they dare oppose the leftist narrative about covid (https://www.theepochtimes.com/meet-the-doctors-who-were-punished-or-threatened-for-questioning-the-covid-vaccines_4456100.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-05-11-3&utm_medium=email&est=rk5egyR2A98bhkTn%2BVZQFHJbyZLEcKoZADqWPxxlm%2Fd8m0DpFM45yezrtVo6XrY%3D).  This comes right out of Nazi Germany where Dr. Mengele and his band of murderers killed people that didn't meet the "standards acceptable to the master race".  People with physical or mental disabilities and those not of pure enough Aryan blood were deemed "undesrirables" and were killed either outright or through experimental treatments that were known to be deadly.  Covid "vaccines" are today's experimental treatments designed to eradicate people.  The modern day Dr. Death is anthony fauci, an over-paid bureaucrat eaten up with lust for power, wealth, and fame.  Fraudci has changed his positions so many times one would tie themselves in knots trying to keep up with his ever-changing nonsense.

Today the medical boards listed in the imbedded article are no better than Hitler's "doctor of death" panel of euthnasiaists controlled by dictatorial hacks who are only interested in currying favor with globalist dictator minded politicians and bureaucrats.

The fact that the "vaccines" have not been properly tested and have shown themselves to be dangerous is immaterial to people who lust for total control over the population and desire to kill off as many as possible to satisfy the evil nutcases who want earth's population whittled down significantly, everyone except themselves of course.  They are just like the abortion people, intent on murdering babies in the womb but not willing to lead by example.  Anyone who tells me it is acceptable to murder an unborn child of God in the womb or demand I take an untested, very dangerous poison into my body will be told where they can stick their opinion!  I WILL NOT be polite nor concerned about hurting their delicate feelings when they cross that line.  Covid mandates and edicts are about control, not about health.  Hydroxychloroquine and monoclonal antibodies are treatments that have been used for decades and shown to be both effective and safe as treatment for a variety of afflictions but big pharma can't rake in billions of tax dollars and the politicians and bureaucrats can't get their millions in kickbacks if the age-old treatments are used so the political ruling class, the bureaucrats, and the Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandists denigrate the treatments known to be safe and effective because they are more interested in padding their pockets and of those paying them bribes than protecting We the People.

It is distressing to see how far from its inception that this nation has fallen.  America is no longer the "shining city on a hill" it was created as and is no longer the Constitutional Republic it was established as.  America has become a cesspool of immorality, corruption, and political expediency that benefits those in control at the expense of We the People.  The 2020 "election" was a sham of corruption that would make Joseph Stalin leap for joy.  Sadly, the gop establishment have sold their souls to appease the devildemocommiecrats, their billionaire globalist owners, and the Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandists that lie for them.  The false narrative that satanism is the "mainstream" in American society is pushed to intimidate citizens into accepting evil in order to avoid being harassed/cancelled. 

Those who refuse to bow to evil, like the brave doctors listed in the imbedded article and others not listed, are standing by the oath they took to first do no harm and to treat patients to the best of their ability and knowledge.  Conservative Christian citizens, the "radical right" as the satanists label us, who choose to stand by the Word of God and the standards outlined in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are regularly vilified, ridiculed, and criticized for not bowing to evil tyranny.  The day will come when all of us will be judged by our Creator and those on the wrong side will find they have gained favor in the world but lost their souls for eternity.  They don't believe in eternity but that doesn't change the fact that eternity is real and, like gender, there are only 2 options.  Everyone will spend eternity in joyful celebration in Heaven or suffering in the Lake of Fire.  One can also deny the fact of gravity but that doesn't change the fact that gravity exists, just as denying eternity or God doesn't negate the existence of either.

Christians are labeled as "phobic", "intolerant", "unenlightened", and "hateful" because we don't accept the litany of evil ideas being pushed by those on the left.  My question to them is how is it "hate" to try to lead people to a righteous lifestyle as outlined in the Bible?  The evil leftists don't like being told they aren't the ultimate, final authority but like it or not they aren't the final authority but will answer to the One who is at some time in the future.  Christians don't pick and choose what we follow, we follow the entire Bible as written.  We merely point out what we believe and where those beliefs come from.  The leftists say "do as I say not as I do" but conservatives say, "these are the standards laid out for all to follow".  They choose to attack us as "haters" but, as with the rest of their attacks, it is a LIE from the pit of hell.  Some people don't like to be told that there is a God that will judge them because many want to be their own "god" so they don't have to live by any standards but those which suit them.

 I would like to do everything my way too but if everyone sets their own standards society would collapse into violent anarchy where the richest and most powerful get their way and everyone else suffers under their rule.  Society cannot survive without a set of standards that are the same for all and as fair as possible.  Right now the ultra-wealthy and those they pay to do their political bidding decide what the rules are and who is privileged enough to not have to follow them.  There is a system of "rules for thee but not for me" that is being imposed by a very small minority of very evil people.  Some like it because they are exempt from all moral and ethical standards, exempted by people who rule by dictate with no Biblical standards allowed to apply to them.  ALL of the laws in our nation and the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are based directly on the principles laid out in the Bible.  Many try to deny it but our founders were Christian men who believed in the Bible, and many were ministers who laid aside their life vocation to establish a nation based on the Word of God.

 Their system worked well for a very long time but evil demon possessed people rose to authority, many of them disguising their true selves until they got control, and have systematically driven the nation into depths of perversion and other evils that are destroying the fabric of the nation.  I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said, "this Constitution is only usable for a good and moral people, it is wholly inadequate for any other".  Sadly, nearly all of the people in political office now and the judges and bureaucrats they appoint are on the wrong side of right and wrong and have seized so much power that unseating them is likely impossible without a violent revolution like the one that established the nation to start with.

I just saw an ad on TV with the heads of the national nurses, pediatricians, and doctors associations pushing vaccines, saying they have been thoroughly tested and proven to be safe and effective for children and adults.  Anyone who has been paying attention for the last 2 years knows better but what are they going to say when they are threatening anyone with a different opinion with loss of their medical licenses for "spreading disinformation"?  My heart and my admiration go out to the brave doctors that would rather lose their medical license than bow to evil.  One day they will be rewarded for standing for right in this time but until then I can only applaud them and pray they will continue to stand by their beliefs in spite of the hatred and pressure put on them by the political establishment.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

May, 11, 2022

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SATANIC LEFTIST ATTACKS BACKFIRING

SATANIC LEFTIST ATTACKS BACKFIRING

MAGA MOVEMENT GROWING DESPITE RELENTLESS ASSAULT

The constant attacks from the satanic devildemocrats and their co-conspirators in the Pravda/Goebbels fake news propaganda machine is blowing up in their faces according to reports from their own strategists as outlined in a report from online site Conservative Underground News (https://conservativeundergroundnews.com/joe-bidens-latest-attack-against-conservatives-just-backfired-in-spectacular-fashion/?utm_campaign=1516086545&utm_medium=ong&utm_source=cunl).  As have most, if not all, MAGA people I welcome the devildemocommiecrat attacks because they only reinforce the idea that being an "ultra-MAGA" member scares them so much.  The satanic left knows that every day that passes with a strong MAGA movement makes their globalist dictatorship hopes fade.

The very corrupt, very mentally deficient joe biden continually derides President Trump as a "danger to American families" and makes totally false claims that supporters of President Trump are raising taxes on working class families.  The truth, truth well-known to devildemocommiecrats and anyone with a brain and willing to look at facts, is that the devildemocommiecrats are the party of high taxes, out of control spending, and destruction of the American Dream.  For any politician, bureaucrat, or Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandist to blame President Trump and his ULTRA MAGA followers for the current crop of problems is ludicrous at the least and TREASON at the most.  I lean more towards it being TREASON because their policies are most definitely designed to destroy the Constitutional Republic our founders established.

Nutty nancy pelosi says that the supreme court is a "threat to democracy" because with a pro-life majority it can reverse Roe vs. Wade and once again elevate the sanctity of life to the level it belongs in our society (https://rightwaypundit.com/pelosi-says-that-the-present-supreme-court-is-dangerous-for-families/) .  Their relentless attacks against life and liberty, despite the propaganda and political campaign, is not resonating with the majority of American citizens and that frightens and infuriates them because they know they are in the wrong.  The idea that liberty can prosper despite their constant attacks upsets them greatly and they are pulling out all the EVIL tactics they can think of to try to destroy the Christian faith movement in the nation. 

Nutty nan also attacked the idea that marriage is between one man and one woman, not the "anything goes" attitude she and her satanic friends demand.    Protests at the homes of supreme court justices and threats of violence against them is an attack on the Constitution, the document  that the satanic devildemocommiecrats hate, because it limits the "right to rule" concept that they lust for so much.  While saying that conservatives are "violent" and "hateful" it is actually and factually true that it is the satanic left that has spewed hatred and called for violence against Constitution supporting people in all phases of society.  It was devildemocommiecrats who called for, supported, and made excuses for violent riots throughout the nation, in cities run by devildemocommiecrats, and vilified police for doing their best to uphold law and order.  It is the devildemocommiecrats and their allies who are creating hate and violence in America.  Their common tactic of projecting their EVIL onto others is not working as they have hoped so they are doubling down on their attacks hoping something they fling against the wall will stick but so far nothing has stuck.

The amount of hatred and unrest being created by the satanic left is both distressing and disgusting but that is all they have to work with because the Constitution is against them.  The reason they hate the Constitution so much is that it gives power to We the People, the "great unwashed masses" that the left seeks to rule over.  Anyone that opposes a dictatorship comes under attack from the despotic left.  They can't succeed by following the Constitution so they denigrate it and anyone that stands up for it.  The constant attacks to undermine the Constitution, and to intimidate We the People into submission to tyranny, are the tactics the left is using in their attempt to impose dictatorship on We the People.  The left hates Christians because they know it is we who stand in the way of their evil plans.  There are people who call themselves Christians but are not because they talk one thing but walk an entirely different thing altogether. 

Nutty nan, in the imbedded article, tries to use her catholic denomination to justify her actions against true Christian beliefs.  If her contention, and from what I know of the catholic church I believe she states correctly in reference to denominational dogma, that abortion is a "right" and that homosexuals have a "right" to marry  is to survive then everything I believe about the Christian faith must be demolished by the left.  The catholic church has openly embraced homosexuality as "normal" and acceptable.  While not openly accepting abortion it is clear to me that the catholic church has no real opposition to the murder in the womb of an unborn child of God because multiple devildemocrats in congress and joe dementia himself who are catholics are very strong supporters of abortion and homosexuality as a normal, even preferrable, lifestyle the catholic church has done nothing to punish them for using their denominational status to promote abortion on demand, even demanding that We the People finance abortions world-wide through use of tax money confiscated without our consent.  If the catholic church was truly following the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth they would vehemently oppose both abortion and homosexuality.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

May 19, 2022

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LEFTIST DOUBLE STANDARDS ON DISPLAY

LEFTIST DOUBLE STANDARDS ON DISPLAY

NUTTY NANCY PELOSI THE LATEST HYPOCRITE TO SHINE

The archbishop of San Francisco has stated that nutty nan cannot receive the "sacrament" of communion from the catholic church because of her stand on the murder of unborn children of God called abortion, or in leftist terms, "a woman's right to choose" (https://www.lifenews.com/2022/05/26/fourth-bishop-bans-nancy-pelosi-from-receiving-communion-because-she-promotes-abortion/ ).  Their so called "right to choose" was before they got pregnant.  The EVIL leftists won't even consider adoption as a choice because the murder of an unborn child is a money making Ggig for them.  Taxpayers foot the bill for the murder then the murderers sell the body parts, and the political ruling class get their kickbacks so both put money in their pockets after babies are murdered in very painful procedures that are worse than capital offense executions the left calls "inhumane"   

 The catholic church has enough double standards of its own but chooses this fight seemingly trying to insulate themselves from the wrath of God at the end of the age and endearing themselves to the satanic left at the same time.  While denying communion to pelosi they have not, to my knowledge, banned joe dementia, also a "devout catholic", for his support of abortion at any time, including after birth.  Nutty nan, the botox and booze addled tyrant, blasted the archbisop, saying he had no right to "foist his opinions onto others".  It is apparently just fine for her to foist her opinions onto others as the left does on a regular basis.  Leftists don't have any hesitation to demand that everyone lay our values aside to accept theirs or suffer through their hate-filled vitriol and cancel culture.

The catholic church has been secretly condoning homosexuality for decades.  When priests came under criticism for molesting young teen boys the clergymen would simply be moved to a different church, or even a different city, but did everything they could, including allegations of paying families off to insure their silence.  I spent the ages from 5 to 18 in the St.Francis parish in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, spending several years as an altar boy.  Altar boys were the favorite targets of priests and although I never experienced any problems there was one priest that I was never comfortable being alone with.  I don't know of any boys that were molested during those years but know I wasn't the only one leery about the particular priest, who will remain unnamed as I don't want to cast aspersions where they may not belong.

 If the catholic church was serious about following the Bible it would have punished priests when the molestations were discovered rather than just move the priests and allow them to continue  molesting boys elsewhere.  The catholic church now openly accepts homosexuality, even "marrying"  same sex couples.   Since the church is obviously flaunting their "woke" attitude about homosexuality I don't understand why they nailed nutty nan on the abortion issue yet don't get joe dementia also, who is also a "devout catholic" and just as evil and mentally deranged as is pelosi.  

I left the catholic church when I left home and enlisted in the Army in December, 1968.  I have only entered a catholic church to attend the wedding of my youngest sister in 2001 and the funerals of my parents in 2006 and 2011.  Two of my brothers have left the catholic church for evangelical "protestant" churches but as far as I know the other brother and both sisters still attend catholic churches.   If the catholic church had any regard for the Bible at all they would be much more strict as to how members of their denomination dealt with both homosexuality and abortion but the attitude of the church "leadership" is more interested in being politically correct than being Biblically correct.  I don't know how many times the Bible says that homosexuals will not enter Heaven but there are numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments that make that declaration.  Jesus, although not ever using the word abortion, often talked about how precious children are to Him and stated that "what you do to the least of these you do to me".  When the apostles rebuked children Jesus rebuked the apostles.  Jesus had a great love for children and would not allow anyone to keep them away from Him.

The blatant hypocrisy of the devildemocommiecrat party will find them in a bad place when Judgment Day comes for them.  When they stand before Jesus Christ at the Great White Throne Judgment, reverting to their usual intimidation tactic of hatefully calling opponents "Nazis", "bigots", "homophobes", "transphobes" etc. won't get them any farther with Him than it gets them with Christians today.  I don't know who they think they are fooling or intimidating because the only people I see agreeing with them are other leftist fools who are too stupid and/or deceived to be able to make an intelligent decision, or are so evil themselves that they will be joining their political friends in eternal suffering.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

May 30, 2022           

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MODERN DAY MURDER INC.- THE DEMOCRAT PARTY & BIG PHARMA

"COVID VACCINES" ARE KILLING PEOPLE

An article that appeared in the Post & Email on June 20, 2022 shows that the mis-labeled "covid vaccines" are not only killing children but also adults (https://www.thepostemail.com/2022/06/20/the-latest-tragedy-sudden-adult-death-syndrome/).  The article reveals that the so-called "vaccines are causing heart attacks in adults.  At the same time I am watching a segment of In Focus on the One America News Network (OANN) reporting on the dangers of "taking the jab".

Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) is a deadly heart condition that was formerly very rare but since the "vaccines" has become much more prominent.  The definition of vaccine was changed significantly so the Big Pharma poison could be listed as a vaccine.  The push to intimidate people into taking the poison shots has not gone well and reports of deadly consequences have risen exponentially since the push for people to bow to government edicts designed to subjugate We the People under the thumbs of tyrants has begun. 

Treatments that have been successfully used for more than 50 years, hydroxychloroquine and monoclonal antibodies, were denigrated by devildemocommiecrats and their Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandists despite ample proof that they work with no dangerous side effects.  The difference is that Big Pharma cannot make billions in profits from the tried and tested treatments like they are with the "vaccines" and when big pharma oses their billions politicians and bureaucrats lose their millions in kickbacks.  i talked to a neighbor this morning and he told me that a few days after getting his covid shot he came down with GBS, a disease that has all but paralyzed his lower body.  He can't put shoes and socks on and has to sleep in an easy chair because he can't get in and out of his bed.  He hasn't spent a night in the same room as his wife for 9 months.

I WILL NOT COMPLY with any unconstitutional government edicts under any circumstances.  I WILL NOT submit to the vaccine mandates, mask mandates, nor the "social distancing" nonsense.  The only way the left gets away with their tyranny is people bowing out of fear of retribution for refusing to submit.  I have no such fear and will continue to refuse to submit to tyranny.  If enough people will stand strong against the tyranny ad threats from the left hopefully we can defeat them without taking extreme measures.  Bullies are cowards who depend on intimidation tactics to get their way.

 I found out in high school that bullies are cowards when their victims stand up and refuse to cower in fear any longer.  I was bullied by a punk who had one of the school tough guys backing him up but when I stood up and defended myself I found out he wasn't as tough as he acted.  When we fought, even though he was bigger than me, I won and he never bothered me again.  I also found out that I had the toughest guy in school behind me so the other guy's protector was afraid to jump on me.  I was always very skinny.  At graduation I was 6 feet tall and weighed in at 125 pounds.  I was so skinny I didn't qualify as a fence post but as a stick. 

In the Army I put on 40 pounds of muscle and came out a very fit and very strong 165 pounds, a fitness level I kept until a massive stroke that crippled me in August 2014.  I was 180 pounds of muscle but lost all the muscle weight after the crippling effects of the stroke.  Now, ate age 72, I weigh in at 165 with no muscle tone as I am not able to work out like I did prior to the stroke.  It is frustrating and discouraging not being able to exercise or do the house and yard work I enjoyed so much but I spend time volunteering at the churches I attend, doing whatever I am able to do.  I spent 5 years doing volunteer work at the local Veterans Center, a long term nursing home for veterans, until the covid scam shut that down.

Now the left has come up with another scam since the covid has run its course and people are no longer buying into the hype.  The new scam is called monkey pox and is very similar, if not exactly the same, as shingles, a painful rash that has been around for decades.  The hype over monkey pox is already being foisted on us by the media, corrupt power hungry politicians, just as corrupt bureaucrats, and the Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandists.  My hope and prayer is that people will see this for what it is now and not be stampeded into compliance with more edicts and power grabs.  If people will learn from what has happened over the last 2 years we can avoid the same kind of power grab from this new "pandemic".

My question is why should I let them inject untested and unproven chemicals into my body against a virus that has a 98% survival rate among people like myself who are in a high-risk category?  My answer is I WILL NOT COMPLY and will take my chances, Trusting Almighty God to protect me.  I have supposedly been exposed several times but have yet to get sick.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

 

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

June 22, 2022

 

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ATTACKS AGAINST PRO-LIFE GROUPS

ATTACKS AGAINST PRO-LIFE GROUPS

DEMOCRATS ALLOWING TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST CONSERVATIVES

Terrorist attacks against pro-life organizations, including churches, have reached epidemic levels in cities and states controlled by devil-democommiecrats.  Those in charge have made NO arrests despite groups publicly bragging about carrying them out.  In a June 17, 2022 item the Washington Standard reports that 34 incidents of terrorist attacks against pro-life organizations in 12 states controlled by devildemocommiecrats have resulted in exactly NO arrests nor has the federal government made any efforts to arrest the perpetrators despite one group openly bragging about their terrorist attacks.  I have tried to link the story but have not been able to do so.

I find it ironic that hundreds of people have been held as political prisoners of an illegitimate rogue regime for as long as 18 months over the Jan. 6, 2021 invasion of the capitol building in Washington D.C., held without bail and access to defense counsel, clear violations of the Constitutional rights of those being held.  Many of those arrested did not even enter the building but were merely in town at the time.  Most of those who did enter the building were welcomed in by capitol police who held doors open and waved people in.  Somehow people peacefully entering a public building, upon invitation, is a major crime while causing immense amounts of damage and threatening lives is not at all important based on who are the perpetrators and who are the victims.

The events of the last 2 years has shown how corrupt and tyrannical government under devildemocommiecrats is and it will only get worse as time rolls along.  The Jan. 6 "select committee" that the very corrupt and very evil nutty nancy pelosi hatched as a political attack against patriotism and standing up for our rights under the Constitution has repeatedly lied and obfuscated to keep the false narrative of an "insurrection" by supporters of President Trump alive.  Of course, their Pravda/Goebbels fake news propagandists have played right along to keep that sham in the forefront to distract from the abysmal results of the illegitimate regime of joe dementia and his whore sidekick, heels up harris.

America is no longer a representative republic but has become a dictatorship controlled by oligarchs and their political puppets.  Ultimately it is satan who rules over America and things are going to get much worse before they get better, if they ever do.  Russia lost its freedom in 1917 and despite the collapse of the USSR in 1989 the Russian people still live under a tyrannical dictatorship.  Freedom lost is not easily regained, especially in these times where governments have control of such massive weaponry and have the willingness and desire to use them against their own people.  I have seen figures that in the 20th Century despots disarmed then murdered around 200 million of their own citizens.  This happened in Russia, Germany, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Cambodia, and several other countries.  Despots much prefer a citizenry unable to defend themselves and America is beginning to see this trend ramp up exponentially with devildemocommiecrats in charge and aided by a corrupt gop establishment that pays lip service to the Constitution but does NOTHING to uphold it for We the People.

Devildemocommiecrats and their gop establishment allies are trying to do the same thing in America today, refusing to incarcerate violent thugs who use guns to commit mass murder but instead are attacking law abiding citizens to try to disarm those of us not killing anyone.  Their "common sense gun control" measures are nothing more than attempts to subjugate patriotic citizens who believe in our God-given rights that are protected under the Constitution, a document that is vilified and ignored by the political ruling class on a daily basis. 

The cities and states with the most stringent gun control laws are the ones experiencing nearly all of the mass shootings.  If gun control was the answer Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, and Atlanta would be the safest places in the nation not the wide open killing zones they have become.  It seems like what every mass murder has in common is that they occur in "gun free" zones and police wait outside until the rampage ends then they storm in when the danger is gone.  Liberal cities seem to lack the "protect and defend" police forces that we hear so much about.  Like many other patriots, I WILL NOT COMPLY with gun control laws and will put up whatever fight my very disabled body can muster.  Luckily I live in Oklahoma where the 2nd Amendment, and the rest of the Constitution, is still followed by the politicians.

The sham Jan, 6 committee has charged some of President Trump's advisors with "contempt of congress" for refusing to testify and hand over documents that are protected as lawyer/client type information by the Constitution as leverage to get them to admit to "crimes" that never occurred.  I have nothing but contempt and disgust for the corrupt and evil people that infest the federal government today.  There are a few good republicans who honor their oath of office and do their duty to protect, uphold, and defend the Constitution but they are kept on the outside by the gop establishment TRAITORS that control the caucus in both houses of congress.

Nutty nancy seems to think that the house of representatives is her own personal fiefdom/property for her to rule as she pleases with no input from anyone else.  The only people she allows to have input are those who parrot her EVIL bullshiite.  Nutty nan loves republicans like cheney and kinzinger because they give her cover to call her tyranny "bi-partisan" when everyone with a brain and the courage to say so knows that NOTHING she allows to be voted on is truly bi-partisan.  It is her way or no vote because she won't allow anything through that doesn't cater to her tyrannical agenda.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

June 23, 2022

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TRAITOR MCCONNELL DOES IT AGAIN

TRAITOR MCCONNELL DOES IT AGAIN

BETRAYAL IS MCCONNELL'S ONLY GAME PLAN

GOP establishment hack mitch mcconnell is once again showing his colors as an enemy of the Constitution, We the People, and liberty.  He has reportedly made a deal with devildemocommiecrats to vote for unconstitutional legislation that will give government Gestapo agents authority to confiscate firearms from veterans and other patriots (https://conservativeundergroundnews.com/mitch-mcconnell-is-about-to-strike-this-secret-agreement-to-keep-chuck-schumer-in-power/?utm_campaign=1522084346&utm_medium=ong&utm_source=cunl).

Typical of mcconnell and the gop establishment, they are more interested in securing seats at the table of tyranny in the new world order global dictatorship than honoring the oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution.  The gop has been a group of TRAITORS for decades, opting for personal wealth and power over integrity and honor.  They put their hands on a Holy Bible and swear an oath ending in the words "so help me God" so are spitting in God's face even more than they are ours.  The Bible Book of Revelation describes the horror and suffering people will experience in the Lake of Fire, telling what their eternal fate will be.  The Lake of Fire is described as a place of constant torture, suffering, and pain that will last for eternity and there is only an entry door, no exit.  Once there suffering is for eternity.  I don't know exactly how long that is but it sounds horrible and eternity sounds like a very long time. 

I can't imagine how anyone would risk that for a short time as very wealthy and powerful but those who lust so greatly for wealth and power in this life don't believe in the afterlife of eternity in Heaven or hell.  Refusing to believe it doesn't change the reality of it.  The Bible also tells us that "every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord" of all.  It is better to submit now while choice is available than wait until there is no choice.  Once forced to submit the next step is into the Lake of Fire.  They won't be asked nicely, they will be sternly ordered to bend the knee.  People can ridicule and disparage me all they want to because I know my eternity will be one of joy because I bend the knee to Jesus now.

I know that almost everyone who reads this will be conservative and likely to believe as I do.  If you have friends or family in the other camp please share this and urge them to change sides now, both for mortal and eternal reasons.  Once the Gestapo starts kicking doors in and killing patriots it won't stop until we are all dead or a full scale war breaks out.  My hope is that the war will start early, before they can kill enough patriots to give themselves an advantage.  Repentance and prayer are the best weapons We the People can employ in the fight for liberty.  Our founders employed them to win the Revolutionary War and establish America as the great nation it became.  The nation has fallen greatly as it has strayed from the values it was founded on and the quickest way back is to once again embrace what made America great to start with.

Americans are the most caring and most generous people in the world.  Without the support of American patriots the entire world would be under despotic rule already.  World Wars I and II could not have turned out the way they did without the physical, financial, and prayerful support of Americans, victims of countless natural disasters have seen American citizens come to their rescue when no one else could or would sacrifice for them.  I am proud to be an American citizen, a veteran, and a patriot but most of all am thankful for the life and opportunities given to me by Almighty God through the life this nation has provided.  I have made a lot of bad decisions that have led to my life being much less prosperous and comfortable than it could be but my life is still much better than those in most of the world.  Some have lived their lives with no opportunity like I have seen and some never will so I value and appreciate what I have.

With Memorial Day just past I think of the hundreds of thousands or more who died to preserve liberty for me and the millions who have suffered serious injuries for the same cause.  I am fortunate enough to have survived and not suffered any serious injuries so try to show the gratitude due those who didn't come out so well.  They deserve the respect and admiration of every American, rich or poor.  Sadly, many choose instead to denigrate and belittle the sacrifices that gives them their liberty and use that liberty to destroy the nation.

 The devildemocommiecrats actually hate the military and veterans because those people are the greatest threats to their lust for global power.  Some athletes, overpaid and overly full of themselves, kneel when the flag is displayed and the national anthem sung as a sign of their disrespect for the values and system that allow them to receive more money and fame than they deserve.  I kneel for Jesus but stand and salute the flag and our national anthem, as everyone should.   Those who disrespect the country I served do not have, nor do they deserve, any respect from me.

 The ultra wealthy liberal elitists can have their wealth and fame now because the price they will ultimately suffer will be well earned by them.  I hope they enjoy what they have now because they can't take it with them.  I once heard a joke about a very wealthy man who put in his will that he wanted all of his wealth to buried with him.  When he died his wife wrote a check for the entire amount and put it in his casket to be buried with him.  I see that as a very appropriate way to send nutty nan and her ilk into the grave, with a representation of their ill-gotten gains but not with anything real.  The wealth they amass in this life can't be used in the afterlife, despite what those pagan fools believe.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

June 23, 2022

 

 

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REDUCING A GREAT REPUBLIC TO DESPOTISM

HOW TO DEFEAT A RISING DESPOTISM

BY LARRY ARNN, PRESIDENT, HILLSDALE COLLEGE

I have hesitated to submit this because it is rather long, and because, only being able to use one hand to type, it is laborious to transcribe it here.  I have sent this verbatim, including punctuation and paragraph structure, and not one word, other than this exclamation, is original to myself.

This is an adaptation of a speech given by Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College to an audience in Overland Park, Kansas on November 18, 2021 and sent out in print form in their publication, Imprimis. 

Here are two questions pertinent to our times: (1) How would you reduce the greatest free republic in history to despotism in a short time? and (2) How would you stop that from happening?  The answer to the first question has been provided in these last two disastrous years.  The answer to the second has begun to emerge in recent months.  Both are worthy of study.

REDUCING A GREAT REPUBLIC TO DESPOTISM

To establish despotism in a nation like ours, you might begin, if you are smart, by building a bureaucracy of great complexity that commands a large percentage of the resources of the nation.  You might give it rule making powers, distributed across many agencies and centers inside the cabinet departments of government, as well as in 20 or more "independent" agencies-meaning independent of elected officials, and thus independent of the people.

This much has been done.  It would require a doctoral thesis to list all the ways that rules are made in our federal government today, which would make for boring reading.  The truth is that very few people not directly involved know how all this works.  Although civics education is practically banned in America, most people still know what the Congress is and how its members are elected.  But how many know how the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) came to be, under what authority it operates, and who is its head?  Here is a clue: it is not Anthony Fauci.

Admittedly, this new kind of bureaucratic government would take-has taken- decades to erect, especially in the face of the resistance of the Constitution of the United States, which its very existence violates.  but once it has been erected, things can happen very fast.

What, for example, if a new virus proliferates around the world?  There have been procedures for dealing with such viruses for a long time.  They begin with isolating the sick and protecting the vulnerable.  But suddenly we have new procedures that attempt to isolate everybody.  This is commanded by the CDC, an element of this bureaucratic structure, and by a maze of federal and state authorities, all of which see the benefit to themselves in getting involved.  The result is that large sections of our economy were closed for months at a time, and citizens placed under the equivalent of house arrest.  This has not happened before.  The cost of it, and not just in monetary terms, is beyond calculation.

To set up a despotism capable of pulling this off you would need the media's help.  Those controlling the media today are trained in the same universities that invented the bureaucratic state, the same universities the senior bureaucrats attended.  The media would need to suppress, for example, the fact that 50,000 doctors, scientists, and medical researchers signed the Great Barrington Declaration.  That document reminds people that you cannot suppress a widely disseminated contagious virus through shutdowns and mass isolation, and that if you try, you will work immeasurable destructions of new kinds-unemployment, bankruptcy, depression, suicide, multiplying public debt, broken supply chains, and increases of other serious health problems.  Some of the signatories to this Declaration come from the most distinguished universities in the world, but never mind: their views do not fit the narrative propagated by the powerful.  They have been effectively cancelled, ignored by the media and suppressed by Big Tech.

You would need some help from business too.  As far as influence is concerned, "business" is dominated by large institutions-those comprising big business- whose leaders are also educated in the same universities that conceived bureaucratic government and trained the bureaucrats and media heads.  This provides a ground of agreement between big business and the bureaucratic state.  Anyway, agree or not, businesses are vulnerable to regulation, and to mitigate the risk of regulatory harm they play the game: they send lobbyists to Washington, make political contributions, hire armies of lawyers.  If you are big enough to play the game, there are plenty of advantages to be won.  If you are not big enough to play the game-well, in that case you are on your own.

Amidst the unprecedented lockdowns, imagine there comes an election, a time for the people to say if they approve of the new way of government and of this vast, unprecedented intrusion into our lives.  Then let us say that in several states the election rules and practices are altered by their executive branches-the people in charge of enforcing the law-on their own, without approval by their legislatures.  Say this brazen violation of the separation of powers takes place in the name of the pandemic.  One does not need to know what percentage of votes in the final tally were affected to see that this is fishy.  No sensible person would place control of the election process in one party-any party-or in one branch-any branch- of the government, alone.  In some crucial states that was done.

Finally, to sustain this new kind of government, you would need to work on education.  You might build a system of centralized influence, if not control, over every classroom in the land.  You might require certification of the teachers with a bias toward the schools of education that train them in the approved way.  These schools, poor but obedient cousins of the elite universities, are always up on the latest methods of "delivery" of instruction (we do not call it teaching anymore).  Those new methods do not require much actual knowledge, which can be supplied from above.

As far as content, you might set up a system of textbook adoption that guarantees to publishers a massive and captive market but requires them to submit proposed books to committees of "experts", subject of course to political pressures.  You might build a standard approval curriculum on the assumption that everything changes-even history, even principles.  You might use this curriculum to lay the ground for building everything old, everything previously thought high and noble, in contempt.

Doing this, incidentally, deprives the student of the motive to learn anything out of fashion today.  It is a preparation not for a life of knowing and thinking, but for a life of compliance and conformity.

This is by no means an exhaustive account of what it would take to build a thoroughgoing tyranny-for further instruction, read Book Five of Aristotle's Politics or George Orwell's 1984.  But it gives an idea of a mighty system, a system that seems unassailable, a system combining the powers of education and communication.  Money and power in such a system would accrue to the same hands.  The people who would benefit from the system would be the ruling class.  Others would be frustrated.  And such a system would tend to get worse, because the exercise of unchecked power does not bring out the best in people.

Any elaborate system of government must have a justification, and the justification of this one cannot simply be that the ruling class are entitled on the basis of their superiority.  That argument went away with the divine right of kings.  No, for the current ruling class, the justification is science.  The claim of bureaucratical rule is a claim of expertise-of technical or scientific knowledge about everything.  Listen to Fauci on Face the nation, dismissing his critics in Congress as backward reactionaries.  When those critics disagree with him, Fauci said recently, "They're really criticizing science because I represent science.  That's dangerous".

The problem with this kind of thinking was pointed out by a young Winston Churchill in a letter to the writer H.G. Wells in 1901.  Churchill wrote:

Nothing would be more fatal than for the government of states to get into the hands of experts.  Expert knowledge is limited knowledge: and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows only what hurts is a safer guide, than any vigorous direction of a specialized character.  Why should you assume that all except doctors, engineers, etc. are drones or worse?... If the ruler is to be an expert in anything he should be an expert in everything; and that is plainly impossible.

Churchill goes on to argue that practical judgment is the capacity necessary to making decisions.  And practical judgment, he writes in many places, is something that everyone is capable of to varying degrees.

Another thing about the experts is that they are not really engaged in the search for truth.  Instead, the powerful among them suppress the obvious fact that there is wide disagreement among the experts.  There always is.

God save us from falling completely into the hands of experts.  But God has given us the wherewithal to save ourselves from that.  So let us move to the second question posed above.

HOW TO DEFEAT A RISING DESPOTISM

In answering the second question, I will tell two stories that are suggestive.

The first took place in the small town of Jonesville, Michigan five miles north of Hillsdale College.  In our state, as in most places where the lockdowns were enforced, businesses were crippled or destroyed en masse.  Restaurants were chief among them.  One of our local restaurants is a 30-year-old diner called Spanglers Family Restaurant.  Mitch Spangler is the proprietor.  The business was founded by his late father, and Mitch was purchasing the business from his mother.  The payments to his mother depended upon the revenues of the business, and his mother's retirement depended upon the payments.  The life's work of two generations was at stake.  Mitch was also helping to support a daughter in college.

This is not to mention the more than 20 employees whose livelihoods are dependent on the Spanglers.  "Our employees are moms who have kids" Spangler told the local paper.  "One of our employees is pregnant; another is a 19-year-old kid.  This is his first job and he just bought a car".  Our leaders in Washington treat it as a small thing when trillions of dollars are being thrown about.  To the Spanglers and people like them, their relatively small revenue streams are everything.

Mr. Spangler was not prepared to surrender all this.  When a second lockdown was ordered by Michigan's governor a year ago last month, he kept his restaurant open.  He put a sign on the door and posted on Facebook to make clear, among other things, that he was acting out of necessity for the sake of his business and the livelihoods of all those dependent on it; that precautions would be taken, including the installation of an electrostatic fogger that would disinfect the air; that he understood the thinking of those who would choose to stay away from his restaurant; but that he hoped they would understand his own thinking.  "If you cannot support us, we understand", he wrote, "but please allow us to have the freedom to do what we have to do".

The wheels of bureaucracy began to grind.  Spanglers was visited repeatedly by the health department, by the licensing authorities, and even by the agriculture department (one wonders what they had to do with it).  Spangler was fined and threatened with forcible closure.  But he persisted, never backing down, and his business did well.  On a typical weekend, not only locals but supporters from the neighboring states of Ohio and Indiana lined up outside to show their support.

Mitch Spangler is our kind of fellow, and the Collage gave him some help organizing his legal representation.  We did not wish to be in the newspaper about this because we were facing our own pressures, and we too were determined to resist them.  But Spangler was no good at keeping a secret: he wore a Hillsdale Collage t-shirt on FOX News and thanked us for our help.  And when he had a little ceremony in his parking lot in the spring to thank his staff and customers, I was honored to say a few words.

This may not seem on its face a big story, but it is important because it is a story about the nature of human beings and of citizens and our rights.  The nature of a thing is the essence of a thing.  One aspect of the nature of a human being is that he must eat to live.  In condemnation of slavery, Abraham Lincoln loved to say that every man was created with a head, hands, and mouth, the implication being that the head should guide the hands in the feeding of the mouth.  Because we are made to live this way, we are also determined to live this way.  The alternative is dependence, which does not make us happy.

It should not therefore be surprising that, if you try to destroy the business of a man whose family has spent over 30 years building it, he will resist.  Trying to strongarm people like Mitch Spangler is not a good idea.  There are millions of them, and they have always made up the core of this greatest of free republics.

The second story is more famous, but it too is about nature-indeed, about the word's most basic meaning.  The word nature, as I said, refers to a thing's essence, but it comes from the Latin word for birth.  Our nature begins with how we are born and how we grow.  Just as we are attached by nature to the way we get our livings, so are we attached by nature, and still more to our children.  And this second story, set in Loudoun County, Virginia, is about parents and children.

In schools throughout Virginia, including Loudoun County, children are being subjected to critical race theory (CRT).  This involves lecturing children, especially those belonging to the non-preferred races, about the "structural evils" of which they are told they are a part.  Being taught alongside CRT is a distorted view of the history of our country, which true enough has its warts, but which surely has its glories as well-including glories about equal rights regardless of race.  Between fighting the armies of the English monarch, the Nazis, the Confederacy, the communists, and Islamic terrorists, something nearing a million Americans have died for the cause of equal rights.  These Americans have come in all colors.

Amidst statewide controversy over the teaching of CRT, the Loudoun County School Board also adopted abroad policy of recognizing "transgender" students in preference to their "biological sex" (excuse the redundancy).  Even before this, boys were permitted to use the girls' bathrooms, in one of which there was an assault and rape of a female student by a "gender fluid boy".  The boy in question was then allowed to attend another school in Loudoun County, where he assaulted another girl.  This first girl's parents were understandably outraged and, at the risk of being called narrow-minded, went so far as to complain to the school board.

Groups of parents who had already been protesting CRT and policies permitting transgenderism joined in the complaint.  There was no violence at the school board meeting with one exception: law enforcement was summoned, and the outraged father of the assaulted and raped girl was bloodied and dragged out of one meeting.  It is true, however, that voices were raised.

The National School Board Association called upon the Biden administration to investigate these protesting parents as potential perpetrators of "domestic terrorism or hate crimes".  Remember, these parents were citizens attending a meeting of an elected body to tell their representatives what they think.  The rights of petition and assembly are protected in the First Amendment.  Except for certain preferred groups, these rights today appear to have been repealed.

  1. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland intervened, instructing the FBI to investigate these parents and others around the country. The FBI's Counterterrorism Division has reportedly deployed tools and resources normally reserved for terrorist threats against parents who are angry at school boards for what is occurring in their children's schools. All this provoked massive support, across Virginia and around the nation, for the parents of Loudoun County.

This support is not surprising.  By nature, parents love their children and feel responsibility for them.  Citizens, especially one hopes American citizens, feel entitled to state their grievances.  The Declaration of Independence itself contains a list of grievances against the King.  The Biden administration reacted to these protests just as King George III reacted against the American colonists in the years leading up to the American Revolution: he called in law enforcement.  And the people of Virginia reacted in a way reminiscent of the American colonists: they defeated the candidate for governor who took the position that parents should have nothing to do with their children's education.

What do these two stories-one of them taking place in Hillsdale County, Michigan, a deep red county, and the other in Loudoun County, Virginia, which is deeply blue-have in common?  In both stories we see reactions against violations of our rights, rights that we have by nature as human beings.

The story about Mitch Spangler is about our right to work and to store up the product of our labor so that we and our families can eat and thrive.  The American Founders put this in terms of our natural right to property.  The story about the parents of Loudoun County is about the natural right of mothers and fathers to raise their children.  To interfere with these rights is to interfere with the natural rights of the human being.

These facts about nature were well known during the American Revolution, the very Revolution that is besmirched by the ruling class at the time of the Revolution.  It was the interference with the colonists' natural rights by the former ruling class that led to the American Revolution.  These recent stories from Michigan and Virginia show that we Americans do not seem to like that interference any better today.

In addition to the right to make a living and the right to raise our children, we have the right to participate in our government, even if we are not experts, and the right to look to the heavens and not to our ruling class for guidance.  We have these rights because we-every single one of us-were born with them sewn by God into our nature, and we cannot find our earthly fulfillment without them.

If we put these facts together as a people, we will have recovered the understanding that produced the American Revolution.  We will stop these current predations upon our rights.  We will bring this overwhelming government back where it belongs, under the control of the people.

The signs of such a movement are emerging.  Pray they are enough.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

June 28, 2022

 

 

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