Daily News Roundup
Angelo Codevilla contributor to America Greatness: Today’s Justice Department, acting as part and parcel of the oligarchy that calls itself “our democracy” has pushed partisanship to the point of war by one regime in favor of another. Inevitably, this has created the horrid reality of political prisoners among us—people who are being punished for supporting the republic against the oligarchy. When regimes war on each other, whose side you are on becomes the practical definition of justice.
Angelo Codevilla contributor to American Greatness: The oligarchs are not fooling around. Appealing to the Constitution can only increase their determination to bury its remnants under the administrative powers it creates or enhances. This is a regime alien and inimical to ours.
Charles Turet contributor to American Thinker: Our current situation, threatening as it is to all we hold dear as Americans, is not in any way comfortable. That said, it offers benefits. One of them is this: People are revealing themselves for who they are. Gone are the days of obfuscation, moderation, and triangulation.
Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: All unilateral rules are arbitrary, and despite many proclamations to the contrary, they rely upon voluntary compliance. As soon as citizens no longer voluntarily comply, the term of the rules has expired. Liberty is inherent. The removal of liberty requires consent. How do We The People retract our consent? We simply refuse to comply. When the majority of people simply refuse to comply with unilateral dictates, and laugh in the faces of those who attempt to enforce them, the government no longer has power.
From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump: See, 35 wayward Republicans—they just can’t help themselves. We have much better policy and are much better for the Country, but the Democrats stick together, the Republicans don’t. They don’t have the Romney’s, Little Ben Sasse’s, and Cheney’s of the world. Unfortunately, we do. Sometimes there are consequences to being ineffective and weak. The voters understand!
AMERICA’S RULING CLASS
Codevilla: Regime vs. Regime
The attempt of America’s ruling class to convict 455 persons of “armed insurrection”—i.e. of waging war against the United States, a species of treason—for protesting insufficient scrutiny of the 2020 election on January 6 in the Capitol, while at the same time it excuses and even cheers the burning and looting of courthouses, police stations, and downtowns all over America, is not the exercise of a “double standard.” The people in and out of government who do this are not corrupt. Instead, acting as part of the regime—the oligarchy—they are replacing the American republic and waging war to crush its remains.
The sooner Americans realize that we are being governed by people at war with our Constitution and contemptuous of ourselves, the sooner those people may be treated as the enemies they are. […] Keeping evaluation of cases within the administrative-judicial system—out of the hands of the accused’s peers—is an essential part of suppressing the reality of what happened and did not happen on January 6. Forcing the accused to plead guilty to charges formulated according to the narrative that white supremacist Americans unlawfully obstructed the 2020 election is essential to establishing the validity of that fraudulent political claim. That, in turn, is an essential weapon in the oligarchy’s attack on the American republic and its supporters. Reality is the opposite: . . .
Read more at American Greatness.
Sundance: : GOP House Primary Target Poster
These are the 35 House Republicans who voted to support Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat 2022 election strategy. These “DeceptiCons” voted to authorize a January 6th Commission to coordinate with the DOJ timing of fraudulent trials.
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.
Urbanski: Republicans victorious in PA as voters make it easier to limit Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency powers in face of COVID-19 shutdown
Pennsylvania Republicans got a big win earlier this week after voters decided to make it easier for the state legislature to limit the emergency powers of the governor — in this case, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, WHYY-TV reported. The decision came through a pair of ballot measures voters narrowly passed, the station said. […] . . . one of the constitutional amendments voters approved gives lawmakers the ability to end emergency orders with a simple majority vote, the station said. The second measure limits the governor’s emergency orders to 21 days.
Read more at The Blaze.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING THE US MILITARY
Archer: Hollowed Out
With a culture built on the tenet of good order and discipline, our armed forces have always been respected for their capability in defending freedom and our national interests. However, we haven’t gone toe to toe in a conflict with a state actor in the 30 years since the Gulf War and, in that time, our Department of Defense has changed dramatically, transforming into just another failing government organization preoccupied with advancing progressive ideology. Military servicemembers operate under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which means they are subject to a system of law that is stricter than average citizens are governed by. For example, while adultery is generally not illegal for civilians, adulterous servicemembers may be punished by fines and jail time. Likewise, the rules and regulations that determine what constitutes “good order and discipline” can simply be altered by executive order or with the stroke of a pen. And, unless the order is deemed unlawful or immoral, our troops are required to carry on without insubordination.
Read more at American Mind.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Sundance: Democrats Approve $1.9 Billion To Fund Domestic Extremist Narrative and Expand Capitol Hill Security
Earlier today Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats passed a $1.9 billion funding bill to support their 2022 reelection effort. The funds will be used to cement the 2022 “right-wing extremist” and “domestic terrorist” narrative as part of the January 6th Commission scheme to paint any opposition as a threat to the government. The bill barely passed with a 213-212 vote. Interestingly, the same republican useful idiots that voted to support Pelosi’s plan yesterday – voted against funding it today. Perhaps they realized just how stupid they were… or perhaps they just recognized the scale of the 2022 backlash that is coming in their direction.
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.
THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON AMERICA’S CHILDREN
Rufo: The Child Soldiers of Portland
Public schools are training children to become race-conscious revolutionaries. There are only a few places on earth where radicals and their children ritualistically burn the American flag and chant “Death to America”: Tehran, Baghdad, Beirut, Kabul, Ramallah—and Portland, Oregon.
The City of Portland, a cloud-covered metro on the south bank of the Columbia River, has become known for its political protesters. Anarchists, Communists, ecofascists, and various other agitators regularly denounce the police, politicians of both parties, and America itself, and flag-burning has become part of the protesters’ liturgy. Last summer, protesters associated with Antifa upped the ante with chants of “Death to America” and participated in months of violent protests to avenge the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis. Children as young as four marched with the crowd to the federal courthouse, raising the Black Power fist and chanting “Fuck the Police!” Famously the “whitest city in America,” Portland has become the unlikely headquarters of race radicalism in the United States. […] We might be tempted to dismiss this as the work of a few harmless radicals “keeping Portland weird,” but in recent years, their underlying ideology on race has become institutionalized. The city government has adopted a series of Five-Year Plans for “equity and inclusion,” shopkeepers have posted political slogans in their windows as a form of protection, and local schools have designed a program of political education for their students that borders on propaganda.
Read more at City Journal.
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