Nov. 5 Morning Brief – AZ Trending Red, Numbers Analysis, How You Can Help Protect the Integrity of the Vote

Good morning everyone. My Wall Street Journal this morning (I am real paper girl) had a depressing headline: “Biden Stretches Lead Over Trump.” Try to tune this stuff out. If the media called the states for Trump the way they called the states for Biden, Trump would already have the necessary electoral votes. Biden has a lead because they won’t call states like Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania (all safe calls on election night), yet were willing to call Arizona, which is very clearly still in play. This is ruthless, naked cheating on the part of the Democrats and the media is lending them legitimacy. 

In the wee hours—between Wednesday night and Thursday morning—Maricopa County reported the results of 140,000 more of its outstanding ballots. Trump won that tranche by approximately 57-40. The good pollsters were saying that’s the margin he needs to hold the state. Arizona can flip red.

Yesterday afternoon and early evening I heard that the Democrats were afraid that Arizona will collapse and go to Trump, so they decided to pivot to the blue areas around Atlanta, Georgia, to start contesting that state. Sure enough we are now seeing shenanigans there. Unlike Pennsylvania, ballots in Georgia had to be received by 7pm on election day to count. Reports of late ballots arriving and being mixed in with the other ballots have prompted the Trump campaign to sue in Chatham County, GA, and the GOP down there said they will be filing more suits in other counties. 

The Trump campaign has filed in AZ, as has a citizens’ rights group challenging the sharpie ballots. If you live in AZ, make sure your vote was counted!

Maria Bartiromo reported this morning that later today Ric Grenell will announce a Trump campaign suit in Nevada to make sure all legally cast ballots are counted. 

Trying to follow the fraud is like trying to drink from a fire hose. 

I am going to tell you something about courts. I don’t know if this is a dirty little secret or if it is an open secret, but it is human nature. Knowingly or unknowingly, courts respond to the mood of the nation. Courts don’t like to rule in a direction that is massively opposed to public opinion. So much of this battle right now truly is a comms battle. The media is trying to make this sound like a done deal, which would make it very hard for the courts to rule in what would appear to be a radically different direction. We have to balance the false narrative and show a groundswell of support for the legitimacy of the true vote. Gorka is asking people in Pennsylvania and Arizona to join any marches that are planned today or this week to demand integrity of the vote. The courts, the media, the world needs to hear our protest that the election is being stolen in front of our eyes. Get active, people. Get active online, get active outside. The Left planned to tear this nation to pieces if Trump was declared a winner. That was and is the level of their resolve. We don’t need to be violent to make our voices heard, but we have to do something. If the courts feel the anger from the people, we will win more of our challenges. As I say, they might not even realize it, but judges are people, too, and they have to feel like ruling against Biden isn’t some radical, lonely position. They have to hear our side demanding justice. Otherwise, many will just take the easy route and dismiss us.   

This fight really does come down to resolve. We won. The numbers on Tuesday night were clear. The media has done everything in its power to make it look like Trump lost and is just fighting a losing battle. This is the point when—historically—Republicans throw in the towel. This is when the old GOP would decide it wasn’t willing to push more, because it felt like it would appear to be cheating or battling the inevitable. 

It is critical that the MAGA party break from the old habits of the Republican party—we have to fight with everything we have to beat the cheat. What we are really fighting for is the integrity of all our votes—the voice of the people. 

Call your representative in Congress and your U.S. Senators. Why aren’t we hearing outcry from our nationally elected leaders? They should be out countering the false narrative of the Democrats and the mainstream media. We won the election; we have to fight to hold the prize. 

Recently, I have become a big fan of the famous quote from Marine commander Chesty Puller: “We’re surrounded; that simplifies things.” Or as General Flynn would say, “when in doubt, attack!” 

Get active, people. We have only one path: fight. 

Rich Baris will be doing numbers analysis later this morning. Tune into Bannon’s War Room here at 10am EST (Baris will be on) and/or listen to just Baris at 11:30am here:

Mid-Day Update – Trump to Speak at 3:30pm

Ok, everyone. I am feeling positive and upbeat. It’s important to start with the truth: Trump won last night. We are in a titanic struggle with the left and the mainstream media—the entrenched, ruling elite—for control of our country. But, if we fight, we can hold on. It’s imperative that people stay positive and tell everyone you know to dump the major networks and follow the real numbers. Demand integrity from the system.   

Everyone on the ground is very positive about Arizona. It might be a squeaker, but we are looking at a win in Arizona. Maybe 20k votes, some people saying closer to 10k. But, Richard Baris predicted all last night, and the votes were coming in just as his polling said they would—late,  but strong, for Donald Trump. Spread that word! Arizona should be Trump’s! If we lose it, it will be because the Dems are stealing it as we speak. GOP leaders need to get crack attorneys down there ASAP. Sean Davis made this point (which Twitter censored) here:

The win in AZ is really important, because Arizona and Pennsylvania give Trump the presidency. So, what about Pennsylvania? We had a 600k lead last night that has tightened up to 500k. They are working overtime to steal the election over there. Again, we need aggressive legal action in PA to secure the vote. 

Late this morning, Baris was saying that the ballots being dumped in several key PA counties exceed turnout in the rest of the states. i.e., they are ballot stuffing. Trump’s legal team needs to be in Pennsylvania duking it out. 

Baris says very straightforwardly that the Dems will close the gap in southeast counties and then rely on Philly. We all think Philly will be where they cheat. Bannon says PA is “grim,” but we had such a big lead there, we might hold it.  

The Trump campaign is requesting a recount in Wisconsin where a strange surge for Biden has given him a 21,000-vote lead. I am also hearing that Wisconsin has more ballots counted right now than it has registered voters. Total insanity. 

Remember how the Democrats kept asking Trump to commit to a peaceful transition, and asking him if he’d relinquish the reins of power?  They want him to fold now, while their fake numbers make it look hopeless for the MAGA movement. He always said, he wouldn’t commit to certain defeat—not because he wants to steal an election, but because these discrepancies have to be battled out. He Dems are cheating, and we don’t have to roll over and take it. The old Republican party would fold. Trump’s new party needs to do what we do best—battle it out. 

My mom texted this to our family group thread, and I asked her permission to share it, because it is excellent. Her thoughts:

It’s Rich Baris’s mathematical analysis. He can go down into the results at the precinct level. The fact that his analysis, and others’, including the T campaign, is correct is proven by the key swing states stopping their counting last night. The Dems knew if they didn’t stop counting, they would have to call the election for T. Deliberately, the news reporting was terribly skewed so the American public would be discouraged. 
I want to emphasize an important point. People cannot be governed unless they assent to it in large numbers. So, discouraging the T base was a critical component of this vote fraud operation. 
If Rich Baris had been analyzing on Fox News last night (versus using Arnon Mishkin, a Dem who has supported Hillary and contributed thousands of $ to Dems including Obama) the T base would be energized today; the T base would be demanding a full and fair count. Americans would understand that T won and that there weren’t enough votes for B to win. B can only get away with declaring victory, and accusing T of violating the Constitution (it’s an ongoing coup) if the vast majority of the American public does not understand the fraud. 
It’s not isolated voting irregularities. It’s widespread fraud to disenfranchise the American public and deny a duly elected President his victory.
My advice for the average citizen is to listen to Rush.
If you really want to dig deep into the numbers, listen to War Room Pandemic especially when Rich Baris is on and follow Baris at @Peoples_pundit on Twitter.

One of the points she made above is a similar one to the point I have been making about the American mood. If the nation knew what the numbers really were last night—that Trump had won—the media and the Democrats would not have been able to set in motion this current play to steal the election. Or they’d almost certainly have to concede by this morning. Trump would already be the declared winner, and we’d be getting on with our week. The media, including Fox, lied to the American people last night, which is providing the air cover the Dems need to pull off their coup. Again, not saying that to discourage you, but that’s the straight forward truth.

Keep spreading the word, and don’t believe whatever Biden says in his afternoon news conference. I think he will declare victory, because that gives him momentum and they can continue the charade that Trump is obstructing the will of the people, when the opposite is the case. His needs to win the comms battle so it seems to the American people that he actually won the vote. Trump will be speaking from Philadelphia at 3:30pm. Tune in!  

Post Election Night Update

Here is the morning update. As everyone warned last night, now the cheating starts, and the cheating has been busy while we slept. One example: they found 138,339 votes in Michigan and every single vote was a Biden vote…🙄 The Democrats are stealing the election. We have to be positive and energetic, but we need to be honest. The election night results are being taken away from us, as has been planned all along. Once that happens—once they are able to shift the numbers—it is really hard to undo. 

Nevertheless, a few things.

First, this is not over. If you watched the numbers all last night, you know what happened here. You know the states that should have been called, you saw Trump’s incredible performance, you saw the pattern of the early break blue and the election day votes tighten up and then beat the blue. You know all the areas where, mathematically, Biden couldn’t catch up…yet they are now finding Biden votes everywhere. It was and is a red win. The Democrats refused to call obvious wins, halted counting in battleground states, and are now surging in various key areas. The mailed ballots make it much easier for Dems to manufacture votes, and I honestly do not know if we will be able to defeat the cheat. But, Trump knows what is happening, he’s angry, and he’s going to fight this out in the courts. He left it all on the field campaigning; he won’t stop now. He will go to the mat. It is important that we go to the mat with him. Stay informed, get the real facts, and share them with everyone you know. The American people need to understand our system of self-government is being wrested from our hands. They have to know—so get out and tell them. 

Second, reflect on the above. A lot of people will bury their heads in the sand and pretend that what is happening is the disappointing result of the process playing out legitimately. The fake polls laid the groundwork for this, and frankly people just don’t want to face the horrifying reality that self-government in America could be so catastrophically under assault.  Be courageous and look the crisis in the face. It is happening. It is important to decide how you will analyze this, because if you determine that our system is being taken from us by the Left—by the mainstream media and the people willing to steal to win—that should inform the way you proceed going forward. We can’t hide from reality if we are going to save our nation. We have to understand how bad it really is if we are going to defeat it. 

Third, stop saying this is the end of the Republic. It. Is. Not. I will repeat, Trump’s performance last night was incredible. Look at some of the numbers from urban counties in Michigan where Trump was performing so well—that was a strong showing of minorities and non-college educated young men coming out for Trump. Look at the numbers in Florida were Trump was crushing it with the Hispanic vote. Look at Texas where he took Zapata County 52%-47%. He lost that area to Hillary in 2016 by 62%-32%!  The MAGA party I wrote about last week is alive and it is moving. Let’s imagine the worst-case scenario—that the Left is able to take this win from us. Trump isn’t going away; he will continue to lead this movement and help us fight to survive. We hold the Senate and we have a reasonable composition on the Supreme Court. If we are truly awake and mobilized, if Republicans are ready to really get in the game, we can stave off the worst of the damage and come back in 2024. None of us can see the future. Our obligation is to do our best with the fight we have today.  

But, let’s see how the day progresses. People are still waking up and trying to get a handle on what happened while we were all sleeping. We’ll have a better sense of the geography in a few hours.

The Federalist/There Is No Going Back To ‘Normal’ After Trump; The Republican Party is Changed Forever

Published on The Federalist on October 28, 2020.

Trump is not a Republican.  He never was before, and he is not one now.  As the nation speeds toward November 3rd, Republicans have been all over the board with predictions on the outcome, but some prominent Republicans have been consistently negative about Trump’s prospects and even hopeful for his defeat. This month, Peggy Noonan penned an archetypal anti-Trump piece titled “Biden, Pence and the Wish for Normalcy.” Noonan mused almost longingly that America might be headed toward an unprecedented landslide in favor of Biden. She said that if this happens, one of the primary reasons will simply be “that [Biden] is normal…and people miss normal so much.”  Noonan, like many Republicans who don’t like Trump—both prominent and rank-and-file—wants to go back to normal. The reality is we are never going back to “normal.” The old Republican Party is dead. Trump made a new party, and that is the party of the future. 

In 2016, Trump hijacked the Republican Party. Although billed as Republican, the support propelling him to victory was a new configuration of the electorate. Many mainstream Republicans still don’t understand this, but no other Republican was going to win in 2016. Trump won because he was not actually a Republican.     

Both the Republican and the Democratic parties are in the midst of their own internal civil wars.  The extreme Left-wing of the Democratic party is hurtling toward socialism and the destruction of American values. The Left is shifting into a machine of destruction that isn’t just focused on our statues or the names of military bases, but on destroying the fundamental principles of our country. Indeed, the escalating rhetoric currently employed by the Left historically does not just silence dissent, it eventually seeks to eliminate the dissenters. America is in a struggle not just for its identity, but for its life.  

While the Left remakes itself, the Republican side of the aisle is in the midst of its own struggle. When Trump won the White House, the anti-Trumpers of the Republican Party pivoted on a dime.  For most, it wasn’t a unity move, it was a simple power play and it was survival. Trump won, so the GOP decided to ride that wave. They stacked the White House with their people, promoted mainstream Republicans toward Presidential appointments, and benefited as best they could from the electoral upset, but they never coalesced behind Trump or his new party’s plan for American renewal. Both the Never- and Reluctant-Trumpers are hell-bent on holding out until Trump is out of office to return to the “normal” times for which Noonan yearns. What all Republicans need to realize is the Republican Party—as it was—is dead.  Its leaders lost the GOP’s soul by following globalist policies and pursuing their own personal wealth at the expense of the American people. While those Republicans were busy chasing their own interests and melding into a single ruling elite in Washington, the country and indeed the world, changed. What has come to be in the stead of the GOP, and what will continue to develop, is a new party. Trump is not a fluke president, he unified a movement and formed a new party that will continue on, even after he leaves office. 

The makeup of Trump’s party is new. He didn’t win in 2016 only by motivating greater Republican turnout. Trump flipped voters; he pulled from across the aisle. This excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article provides a striking example: 

“What happened in 2016 is [Trump] got a great many people who had supported Barack Obama and Democrats in the past to vote for him,” Republican strategist Whit Ayres told me earlier this week by phone. “Trumbull County in northeast Ohio is my classic example. Obama beat [Mitt] Romney there by 22 percentage points. Trump beat [Hillary] Clinton there by seven—a 29-percentage-point turnaround. So it was far more changing the allegiance of existing voters rather than generating a substantial turnout of new voters.”

Making this even more clear, after one of his recent rallies in Florida, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel reported that “31.8% [of attendees] were NOT Republicans. 16.3% were Democrat. 24.4% did not vote in 2016. 14.4% did not vote in the last 4 elections.”

Trump’s new party cuts across traditional party lines and draws from every socio-economic stratum in America. Although Trump’s base remains the strong conservatives who once vitalized the old Republican Party, he has attracted blue collar Democrats, immigrants, and minorities. What unites these people? What are the core values of this new Party of Trump?  

The “Make America Great Again” slogan excellently captures the spirit.  Trump’s party retains the core family values of the old GOP, but with an additional and robust focus on economic nationalism, strong sovereignty and national security, and smart foreign policy. The people in Trump’s party are risk takers and wealth builders, and they truly live the American ideals of independence and free thought. The Party of Trump is composed of people who want to survive and thrive on their own two feet. Trump’s “Promises Made, Promises Kept” theme is a direct repudiation of years of betrayal by Washington elites—years of big social and economic pledges from politicians on the campaign trail followed by inaction or even straightforward betrayal of those promises in D.C. So, the party of Trump is motivated by politicians who don’t just talk, and not even by those who take some action, but by those who actually deliver.  

The people who oppose Trump have something in common, as well. They are predominantly takers. They don’t build; instead, they want the safe route to success.  This type of person is found in every stratum of society, too. From politicians like Joe Biden and Mitt Romney, to the middle-class people with safe corporate jobs who have no skin in the game, to the poor who would rather get a hand-out than a hand up. 

The anti-Trumpers within the Republican Party are working hard against the President and his party. Just last week, the New York Times highlighted the organized elements of this insurgency in the article “The Crowded, Competitive World of Anti-Trump GOP Groups.” Leading the pack are The Lincoln Project (Rick Wilson and George Conway) and the Take Back Our Party Pac, run by Greg Schott, “who sold his business software company to Salesforce in 2018 for a reported $6.5 billion,” and has poured $1 million into targeted ads trying to convince soft-Republicans to vote against Trump. 

The type of Republican who does not believe in Trump does not understand how the world has changed and cannot face the crisis we are now in. They come in one of two flavors: the corrupt, self-interested and the weak. They either want politics to be normal again, because that is when they held power and made money, or they can’t stand up to the assault of the Left (they want to be perceived as having that most-prized virtue of the GOP: gravitas). Most importantly, whichever flavor a Never- or Reluctant-Trumper comes in, neither is a winner; they are both compromisers. They either compromise to advance their own interests at the expense of this country, or they compromise from weakness, flinching from the possibility they’ll be mocked and ridiculed the way Trump is. 

Four years ago, Trump understood something had to change in America, and today it is now clear we are in more of a battle than we ever imagined. The unfolding facts of the elite entrenched bureaucracy’s attempted coup and the radical resolve of the far Left to destroy our institutions, our history, and perhaps us, too, requires a new kind of Republican. Politicians today must be fighters. Although Trump is unique in his style, every politician who successfully follows after him in this new party will need to show Americans that he or she is willing to fight for the good of the nation with the same uncompromising and aggressive resolve. Politicians who can take on our new party’s platform will be winners in America. 

The old Republican Party is dead.  Americans have witnessed the corruption at home and understand the threats we face from abroad, and they see that politics has changed. We cannot go back to “normal” if we want to turn this ship around. Trump’s new party is comprised of people who still believe in the American dream for themselves and for each other, and who are ready to do the difficult work necessary to peacefully but decisively, and without apology or compromise, return this country to its founding principles.  Be wary of the negative assaults of otherwise “good” Republicans and don’t let them get you down.  When the chaos of this current realignment settles, it will be clear that they aren’t in our party. Their party failed America and the world; ours is going to lead America back to prosperity and encourage a global movement toward national sovereignty and freedom. 

Photo: White House Flickr

The Subtle Twists of the Mainstream Media that Rob Americans of Choice

The media lies to and manipulates the American people. In 2012, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote a piece in The New Yorker connecting Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. That’s the same connection the Bush administration was using to argue for the Iraq War. Goldberg’s story was ultimately debunked—long after Americans had deliberated and the die had been cast. So, sometimes the media makes very big, false allegations. But the media is also always gently distorting the truth in day-to-day reporting, and thereby shaping national opinion based on falsehoods. The below snippet is from an article in The Daily Beast, and it is quintessential mainstream media reporting. In an article reporting on the ACB hearings, The Daily Beast said:

This was not an admission. Barrett was making a statement of fact, not expressing an opinion. Barrett made clear to Klobuchar how she defined “super-precedent” in the article. Here is the transcript of Barrett’s point:

The way that [super-precedent] used in the scholarship and the way that I was using it in the article that you’re reading from was to define cases that are so well-settled that no political actors and no people seriously push for their overruling. And I’m answering a lot of questions about Roe, which I think indicates that Roe doesn’t fall in that category. And scholars across the spectrum say that doesn’t mean that Roe should be overruled. But descriptively, it does mean that it’s not a case that everyone has accepted and doesn’t call for its overruling. 

All over mainstream media (e.g. The Washington Post), Barrett’s comments to Klobuchar have been framed as “an admission.” By leaving out the definition that clearly makes her point purely a descriptive one, the media is telling the public that Barrett confessed she is gunning for Roe. This type of subtle twisting is typical of the mainstream media. When every single issue has this type of distorted slant, it deforms our whole society in furtherance of an agenda. 

Remember Goldberg of the Iraq War debacle? He was the author of the anonymously-sourced Atlantic piece alleging Trump has disdain for the military. Every article you read from a mainstream source—whether it is on Trump, police brutality, foreign affairs/China, the Supreme Court—has these sleights of hand that warp the truth and deceive you.  It is ok for Americans to disagree, but Americans deserve the truth so they can freely make up their minds. If you are reasoning from falsehoods, your conclusion is not your own—it has been predetermined by someone else through the manipulation of the facts. Stop swallowing whole what your side of the aisle is telling you and start critically thinking for yourself. Do you hold your views because you reasoned to them from solid premises, or because you were deftly handled by media with an agenda?

Trump Can’t Break His Contract With America

Donald Trump should choose his nominee from the 2016 list—not from the recently expanded list. Republicans all seem to agree that Trump should nominate immediately, but whom he should choose has less consensus. The two front runners are reported to be Judge Amy Coney Barret and Judge Barbara Lagoa. Judge Barrett has widely been assumed to be the likely nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, and between these two women, Trump should nominate Judge Barrett.  Whatever Judge’s Lagoa’s qualifications, she was not on the list in 2016. The President made a promise when he was candidate Trump, he can’t break his word now. 

The President has a contract with America—Trump’s SCOTUS List.  The original list was part of Trump’s pitch to the nation in 2016, when the Supreme Court was one of the primary motivating factors in that election. Trump released the list to the public many months before the election and committed to choose someone from that list if the American people put their trust in him. Americans considered the list and elected Donald Trump to the White House.  The 2016 list of Supreme Court nominees is not just Trump’s list, it has been vetted and ratified at the ballot box by the American people. 

Those persons added to Trump’s list recently—however qualified—are part of his pitch to the American people for the second term.  The expanded list is Trump’s proposed contract, which I have every expectation the nation will accept, but it is not the contract under which we are operating now. If Trump were to choose someone only recently added to his expanded list, it would be substantively the same as straying from the list in 2018 to nominate someone not on the list—Trump would be breaking the contract. He would be breaking the promise he made to choose a nominee from the list he presented to voters in 2016.  Should another vacancy arise on the Supreme Court during his second term, the expanded list could be used, but until the election, anything but a choice from his 2016 list is a breach. 

Trump should ignore anyone who is unwisely urging him to consider his electoral prosects.  He will take Florida regardless, and the President’s power to choose the nominee for the Supreme Court should be above politics. 

The nation, both Trump’s supporters and haters, have expected Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement to be Barrett for some time now, and she has been doubly approved by the American people.  She is on the original 2016 list, so the country accepted her when it agreed to its contract with Trump, but they reaffirmed that choice when, in 2018, voters expanded the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. In a surprise move, Trump should pivot from his penchant for unpredictability, and nominate Barrett, because with that choice he carries with him the full force of the American electorate. 

Additionally, Republicans shouldn’t stop playing hardball—we should press the advantage and protect our nominee. With Barrett, the ghastly abuse that is the confirmation process right now can be mercifully streamlined. Because everyone knew Barrett was the likely replacement for Ginsburg, she received a SCOTUS level scorching from the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, where her Catholic faith provoked the Democrats to attempt an unconstitutional religious litmus test.  Barrett should only have to go through a very quick day of hearings and the nomination should be put to a vote. 

Donald Trump made a contract with America.  Although an updated contract is pending review and acceptance, we are still operating under the terms proposed and agreed upon in 2016.  Promises made, promises kept is more than a slogan, it is a reality that has fueled Trump’s stratospherically successful first term, it will propel him to the White House, and it will Make America Great Again in a second term.  He can’t stop now, right at the eleventh hour. Donald Trump vowed to choose a nominee from the 2016 list, and he should nominate Amy Coney Barret to the High Court.  

Why A Conservative Can (And Should) Defend Trump’s 1776 Commission EO

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has made clear his intention to counter subversive and seditious programs in public schools across the nation, and I want to make sure—very quickly and briefly—that conservatives understand that we can wholeheartedly support this effort without compromising our stance for limited government and respect for our system of federalism and states’ rights.  

Yesterday (September 17th), Donald Trump announced his intention to sign an executive order to create the 1776 Commission that will promote patriotism in education.  This initiative will be tasked with countering the subversive and frankly seditious 1619 Project launched by radical Leftists and the New York Times

A lot of conservatives think we have to be entirely hands-off.  They think that because education is a state issue (and I fully support it remaining a state issue), the federal government and the President have no role. They are wrong. In a recent Supreme Court case, Justice Thomas made some simple points that are important to consider in light of this debate. 

The case was Agency for Int’l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l, Inc. (Yes, Soros) Soros’ group challenged a government policy that requires foreign organizations to articulate a public stance against prostitution and sex trafficking to receive federal funds from one of our aid programs. 

The Court determined that *foreign* organizations (here, Soros affiliates) must comply with this policy or forego the U.S. funding. Justice Thomas wrote a concurrence in which he made an excellent point that is good to consider in the context of this dust up about the 1776 Commission.

Thomas said: “’The First Amendment does not mandate a viewpoint-neutral government.’ Thus, the Government may require those who seek to carry out federally funded programs to support the Government’s objectives with regard to those programs. After all, the Constitution itself ‘impos[es] affirmative ideological commitments prerequisite to assisting in the government’s work.’ It excludes viewpoints such as communism and anarchism, stating that those engaged in government work must swear an oath to support our Constitution’s republican form of government. See Art. VI, cl. 3.” (internal citations omitted). 

Thomas makes very good sense. The states accept a lot of money from the federal government, and comply with the various requirements that Congress attaches in order to receive those funds (hello, South Dakota v. Dole in which SCOTUS held that highway funds can be conditioned on a drinking age of 21–every state complied). Public schools receive federal funds. The idea that America has to stand by while public schools teach our children to hate their own country is suicidal and downright insane. We don’t have to fund seditious programs; we can mandate pro-America curricula.

Throughout this whole debate is the underlying reality that, as a society, we have lost the idea of objective truth. People no longer think they can make a definitive judgment on what is right and what is wrong. That’s a terrible error. We have to have the courage to make real judgments again and defend our principles.  I am very proud of President Trump for taking this step, because all our efforts are in vain if the next generation thinks this country and its Constitution are oppressive and evil.  Let’s support Trump in this and help him defend the Constitution. 

Vindman’s Attitude Is Typical of the Rebellious Bureaucracy Undermining the Constitution

On Sept. 14, The Atlantic ran a profile on Alexander Vindman. Vindman was one of the National Security Council officials who listened to President Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman “blew the whistle” and became the star witness in impeachment proceedings against the president.

The Atlantic article cast Vindman as an idealistic patriot. Vindman, who lists “Defender of the Constitution” on his Twitter bio, referenced his reverence for democratic ideals and the U.S. Constitution multiple times throughout the interview.

Leftists and militant Never-Trumpers throw two terms around as if they are sacred, but in practice trample all over the principles the words represent. One word is Constitution, the other is democracy. The left claims to champion democratic values ad nauseam, yet they have betrayed the most basic of those values in America—the primacy of the will of the people in the peaceful transition of power… The rest of this article is available here.

If You Don’t Want To Be Forced Into A Mandatory Vaccine, Start Protesting Now

On Sunday of Labor Day weekend, former Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings declared on Instagram her rebellion against mandatory masking. Jennings explained she had recently been inspired to resist restrictions more actively because “our freedoms won’t come back unless we are willing to push back and stand up for them.” She shared that her small act of pushback was to go to the grocery store without a mask.

Predictable condemnation ensued, and on Monday Jennings published a quasi-retraction she titled “Truce.” While Jennings repeated parts of the formulaic apologies typical of stars who incur the wrath of the mob, she didn’t capitulate entirely… Read the entire article at The Federalist here.

Photo Jernej Furman / Flickr