Dan Gelernter contributor to American Greatness wrote: Public duties should be seen as George Washington saw them—a tremendous personal inconvenience to be undertaken with reluctance. Special privileges should be abhorred.
Hillary Clinton twice failed Democrat presidential candidate: If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) questioned Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) presenting “evidence” in the DJT impeachment case: That’s an interesting choice. Somebody who’s part of a Chinese espionage ring effectively so it’s a provocative choice. I will say that.
Jen Psaki White House Press Secretary on Tuesday addressed President Biden’s goal for school openings: His goal that he set is to have the majority of schools, so, more than 50% open by day 100 of his presidency. And that means some teaching in classrooms. So, at least one day a week. Hopefully, it’s more. And obviously, it is as much as is safe in each school and local district.
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
Payne & Solomon: Eric Swalwell fanned a false Russia story, now asks to be trusted to interpret Trump’s tweets
Rep. Eric Swalwell stood in the well of the Senate on Wednesday to offer the House Democrats’ own interpretation of Donald Trump’s tweets as evidence of violent incitement. “It was his last chance to stop the peaceful transition of power,” the California Democrat declared, as he chronicled 18 days of Trump’s tweets that preceded the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In essence, Swalwell told the senators sitting in judgement and the American public watching: Trust me, this is what the 45th president really meant.
Read more at Just The News.
Klein: Dems’ Next Plot Against Trump
With the Senate impeachment trial underway that is virtually certain to end in acquittal, the Democrats are already planning their next move against Donald Trump. They are looking to use an obscure clause in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, written in the aftermath of the Civil War and aimed at disqualifying ex-Confederate rebels from public office, to bar Trump from holding any future public office. Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment allows for the disqualification of individuals from holding federal or state office who both previously (1) took an oath to support the U.S. Constitution as a federal or state government legislator or officer, and (2) then “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
Read more at FrontPage Magazine.
Sundance: Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes Discuss the Political Impeachment Circus
Appearing on Sean Hannity, representatives Jim Jordan (OH) and Devin Nunes (CA) discuss the facts and issues surrounding a highly-partisan impeachment trial.
Watch the 7 minute video at The Conservative Treehouse.
2020 ELECTION FRAUD
Editorial Staff: RUMBLE VIDEO: The Truth About the November 2020 Election
The Editors of The Prickly Pear offer our readers the following video from Rumble that we believe is well documented and reflects accurately, if not quantitatively, what actually happened in the 2020 Presidential election. It is the belief of one-half or more of American voters, shown by multiple polls since November 3, 2020 that the election had significant fraud at multiple levels and that the winner was not Joe Biden but rather Donald Trump. This is a MUST SEE, MUST WATCH video endorsed by Senator Ron Johnson . . .
Read more/Watch the 16 minute video at The Prickly Pear.
(Democrats admit to stealing the election) Ball: The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election
Read the Time Magazine article in its entirety:
Ahle: HUGE DEVELOPMENT: Hand Recount Finds Dominion Owned Voting Machines Shorted EVERY REPUBLICAN Candidate in Windham, New Hampshire, 300 Votes!
They have recounted the votes in Windham, New Hampshire and a funny pattern developed. Every Republican has shorted almost exactly 300 votes to every Republican candidate. I don’t believe it is a coincidence. The only thing we don’t know at this time is who is responsible for what apparently was an attempt to give a huge advantage to Democratic candidates. In-state contests 300 votes can swing an election. In this particular case all of the Republicans won even before the recount added hundreds of votes for the Republicans. But, in tighter races, it couold have made the difference. We don’t know if it was the software owned by Dominion Voting or by election officials in the county, . . .
Read more David Harris Jr.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Kassam & Winters: CONFLICT OF INTEREST: WHO’s COVID Investigator Is Recipient Of Chinese Communist Cash, Worked With Wuhan Lab For 18 Years.
A high-profile member of the World Health Organization’s recent “investigative” trip to Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19 has accepted research grants from the Chinese Communist Party and runs a controversial U.S.-based organization which collaborates with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Peter Daszak’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party call into question the validity of his and the World Health Organization (WHO) investigative team which concluded that it is “extremely unlikely” COVID-19 came from a Chinese Communist Party lab. Their claims echo Chinese Communist Party narratives, and Daszak himself implored the world to not “rely” on U.S. intelligence for it is “wrong on many aspects” and “politically charged.”
Read more at The National Pulse.
Zeisloft: Calls to close CCP-funded Confucius Institutes grow louder. Here’s what’s fueling them.
A student-led, bipartisan nonprofit group is hitting the gas on its efforts to remove the Chinese government’s presence from American academia. The Athenai Institute, a nonprofit “dedicated to limiting the influence of the Chinese Communist Party on U.S. college campuses,” advocates for “free discussion of human rights abuses on campuses by pushing student governments and university administrations to close Confucius Institutes, disclose ties to authoritarian governments, and establish mechanisms and policies to prevent the Chinese regime and other authoritarian governments from encroaching on academic discourse.” Following the State Department’s formal determination that the Chinese government committed genocide by oppressing Uyghurs in Xinjiang province, the Athenai Institute released a statement calling for the removal of Confucius Institutes from American universities.
Read more/Watch the 4:53 minute campus interviews at Campus Reform.
VDH: The World Goes On While America Sleeps
No one pays much attention that our capital is now weaponized with soldiers in camouflage and barbed wire. Not since the Civil War has Washington resembled such a vast police state. Ex-military officers who once warned Donald Trump not to deploy federal troops to ensure the safety of the White House from Antifa and BLM demonstrators now are silent about a veritable army deployed in Washington. While we are busy devouring each other, China is smiling that once-feared American running-dog capitalists have become laughable Keystone Cops.
Read more at American Greatness.
American Thought Leaders: Victor Davis Hanson on Impeachment and the ‘Cancer’ of Woke Ideology
In this episode, we sit down with classicist and historian Victor Davis Hanson to discuss the rise of critical social justice and woke ideology, growing limits on freedom of speech, and his take on the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “It’s like a public-shaming like the Communist Party used to make people wear dunce caps,” Hanson says.
Watch the 1 hour video interview.
SAVING OUR CULTURE: A FATHER ACADEMY
Bill Whittle: AN ACADEMY
There is a terrible absence of fathers and father figures, and it is fast corroding every foundation needed for a free society. What can we do to stop and reverse this catastrophic process? Good dads in America are going to have to enlarge their own families by becoming mentors to millions of fatherless lost hurting self-destructive boys.
Watch the 23 minute video by Bill Whittle.
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