Daily News Roundup

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NOTABLE QUOTES

George Washington Founding Father and first president of the United States: “But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.”

Bruce Thornton contributor to Frontpage Magazine: It’s a bitter irony that the loudest yelps for “freedom” and “diversity” now come from those who are relentlessly laboring to destroy both.

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Taki’s Magazine: Whenever a member of the Biden administration is asked about soaring energy costs, they start to giggle and then break into weird chants about magic fuel sources. It is not mental illness causing these weird responses. It is indifference. You see, in the case of energy, what is important to these people is the set of beliefs about a future powered by pixie dust from the sun. That is far more real to them than the working guy paying five dollars a gallon for gas. The Germans who will be taking cold showers this autumn and heating their homes with candles do not register with the ruling class, but green energy is as real as rain to them.

Mike Miller contributor to RedState: Sacrifice. Even more so than you already are [sarcasm], you selfish capitalists.

Andrew Harrod contributor to Frontpage Magazine:Miceli noted that the “decline of Christian Faith has led to the decline of man’s confidence in the powers of human reason to attain reality and truth. Man has concluded today that all truth is relative.” “In rejecting the permanent authority of truth as founded by God in reality, reason, and revelation, man set himself up as the autonomous source of truth,” Miceli added. “Yet man is to himself an insoluble dilemma” and “must admit that there remain many phenomena that his autonomous intellect cannot explain.” Ironically, Miceli perceived, secularism and the satanic therefore went hand in hand.

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Robert Smith contributor to American Thinker: So, we’re to believe that most of the human race, consigned to a scrapheap, pumped full of drugs and computer games, will flock to the Church of Silicon Valley to worship the elite humans and machines that have made their lives terrible?  That would take quite a powerful drug to stupefy billions of people into joining one of Harari’s “new religions.” If most humans become useless, when will they be considered expendable?  Why spend resources on useless people?  Won’t smart machines ask: “This rabble exists for what purpose?  To consume and do nothing? To injure the earth, which without them would be Eden-like?”  When would the mass exterminations start?

Fecundo Maximorojo contributor to American Greatness: U.S. Representative Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) resting face is intended to show seriousness. She wears it like a mother superior investigating whether a man visited the convent in the night.  But she is not serious, nor is the January 6 committee. Procedure has never been more important. It’s not just essential to fairness but to learning the truth.

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch contributor to American Greatness: We live in an era of frauds, con-men, and liars. Truth, beauty, and the good have been corrupted or forgotten and lost.

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V.P. Kamala Harris’ most recent word salad:“Together, we are expanding access to transportation. It seems like maybe it’s a small issue; it’s a big issue. You need to get to go and need to be able to get where you need to go to do the work and get home.”

Derek Hunter contributor to Frontpage Magazine:People in media who made their careers or got their TV contracts because of their willingness to be “a Republican who doesn’t like Trump” on CNN or MSNBC are adrift now. Many of these “conservatives” are without a home – they are what happens to “useful idiots” when they outlive the “useful” part and are just left being idiots. Bill Kristol is a prime example.

THE GREAT GLOBAL RESET

Lennox: Sri Lanka Is the Future the Global Elites Want for Everyone

While the culture wars and inflation preoccupy you, several countries worldwide face food insecurity and destabilization thanks to the bright ideas of our global elites. Sri Lanka is in the news this week as the government appears to be toppling, but the nation is not the first to fall as a result of actions taken by our irresponsible betters. To fight the Sun Monster, nations entirely on board with the global climate agenda are encouraging the use of natural fertilizers. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa banned all chemical fertilizers last year. By December 2021, there were widespread concerns about food shortages in his country. Now, Rajapaksa is the former president of Sri Lanka, and throngs of hungry Sri Lankans are rummaging through his kitchen cabinets and using his bathroom. He fled to the Maldives. A similar trajectory occurred in Ghana, a country rich in new oil and gas discoveries at the beginning of the 2000s . . . […]  America is at a crossroads. Biden and the people running this administration are trying to push us down the same path as Europe, Sri Lanka, and Ghana. How long will the shelves be empty and homes be cold before Americans push back and say “NO”?

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2022/07/13/sri-lanka-is-the-future-the-global-elites-want-for-everyone-n1611148

Anthony: 4 Actions That Will Crush The Great Reset

The Great Reset is floundering in Europe and the US is struggling to get people vaccinated. Now is the time to press hard to end their tyrannical fantasy.  Unless the legacy media is your main news source you know the Great Reset has already shattered many of the freedoms Americans took for granted.

Freedom of speech, property rights, the right to feel secure in your own home, and bodily autonomy have all been violated for the sake of the community. The Great Reset is an sustainable development to leverage worldwide political, social, and economic events as a means to transfer control of the world’s economy to a handful of elites. Their stated goal is to rescue the planet and initiate a new stakeholder capitalism to advance global fairness and equality. They accomplish this through an environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) rating system. Through ESG companies are rated on social and environmental issues rather than strictly financial. Their rating effects their access to capital, larger contracts, and the ability to attract investors. Public companies are also expected to report ESG scores for their suppliers and customers. In addition, banks are beginning to apply ESG scores to personal credit, a move that is plummeting the credit scores for otherwise creditworthy customers. The Great Reset’s sustainable development partnership with the UN expands beyond stakeholder capitalism. It enables both entities to use or even create events like the COVID-19 pandemic to advance local control of medical interventions and decisions. The good new is the great reset is failing on many fronts… […]  The strategy I outline has been successful throughout history, in our own founding, and will work now. It is simple but will require some sacrifice and moving in areas that are uncomfortable. Accept that our rights come from our Creator. Above all our nation was founded on the principle that God alone is responsible for our rights. If the name God makes you feel queasy then call it nature. But under no circumstances must we believe our rights come from any legislator, agency, or government. That includes children’s rights, parental rights, or even the right to choose to be vaccinated or not. Our rights come from our Creator, and it is up to us to exercise those rights in ways that do not infringe on the those of others. {…]  Make it your job to find the truth  . . .

Read more: https://canadafreepress.com/article/4-actions-that-will-crush-the-great-reset

GOP

Tobin: Liz Cheney Epitomizes Never Trumpers’ Betrayal Of Our Nation

Like the rest of the Never Trumpers, Rep. Liz Cheney’s campaign is about destroying the GOP, not ‘saving’ it. iz Cheney may be enjoying being treated like a heroine by the leftist corporate media that demonized her father and family for decades, but she hasn’t completely lost touch with reality.

The Never Trump turncoat not only became a key leader of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s McCarthyite show trial of Donald Trump under the guise of investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Riot, but has also been masquerading as that sham’s ranking member. But she’s aware that being the principal star of the Democrat’s prime time television show has made her the object of near universal hostility from Republican voters. That’s doubly true in her family’s home state of Wyoming, where her defeat in the upcoming August primary has more or less been ensured by Trump’s popularity and conservatives’ hostility to those who seem to think demonizing GOP voters is a viable political strategy. With polls showing her as far as 30 points behind primary challenger Harriet Hageman, Cheney knows that she’s going to need something of a miracle in order to hold onto the congressional seat she first parachuted into on the basis of her famous family name in 2016. That’s why she’s done the logical thing to save her political hide and is appealing to members of the party that she effectively joined last year to carry on her vendetta against Trump. With a considerable campaign war chest (largely raised from Democrats and ancien regime Republicans), her campaign is principally concerned with an effort to convince Wyoming Democrats to change their registration and vote for her in the August primary.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/12/liz-cheney-epitomizes-never-trumpers-betrayal-of-our-nation/

JANUARY 6 

Castronuova: LEAKED EMAIL Sent to The Gateway Pundit from The Unselect Committee to January 6th Defendant!! Proof the Committee and the DOJ Are EXTORTING Testimonies Out of Their Witnesses! LIZ CHENEY IS SHAMELESS!!

The desperate Unselect Committee is using unethical if not possibly illegal measures to secure favorable witness testimonies from persecuted January 6th Defendants that have pled guilty, such as their witness Stephen Ayres that testified yesterday. Liz Cheney alleged that Trump personally reached out to a witness who has not yet testified. The truth is the JANUARY 6TH COMMITTEE IS REACHING OUT TO DEFENDANTS TO TESTIFY BEFORE THEIR SENTENCING! How is this legal? This email below was released to The Gateway Pundit by a January 6th Defendant that pled guilty but is awaiting sentencing. It was sent to the defendant by James Sasso, Investigative Counsel for “The Unselect Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on The United States Capitol”. See the email here: . . . […]  The recipient of this email wishes to remain anonymous as they are fearful of retaliation by the Government when sentenced. We blacked out information to protect their identity. […]  Stephen Ayres, a witness the Unselect Committee called yesterday, spoke about this experience on January 6th in front of the Kangaroo Court.  Ayres testified he did not plan on marching to the Capitol, but that former president Donald Trump got “everyone” riled up and urged them to march. After traitor Liz Cheney asked him “Do you still believe the election was stolen?”, the clearly emasculated Ayres made a face and choked out “Not so much now.” Ayres then went on to hug crying Capitol cop Michael Fanone and friends and “apologized” to them in front of flashing cameras.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/leaked-email-sent-january-6th-defendant-unselect-committee-proof-committee-doj-extorting-testimonies-witnesses-liz-cheney-shameless/

Feuer: ‘It’s Just Been Hell:’ Life as the Victim of a Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theory

Up a winding country road, in a trailer park a half-mile from a cattle ranch, lives a man whose life has been ruined by a Jan. 6 conspiracy theory. Ray Epps has suffered enormously in the past 10 months as right-wing media figures and Republican politicians have baselessly described him as a covert government agent who helped to instigate the attack on the Capitol last year. Strangers have assailed him as a coward and a traitor and have menacingly cautioned him to sleep with one eye open. He was forced to sell his business and his home in Arizona. Fearing for his safety and uncertain of his future, he and his wife moved into a mobile home in the foothills of the Rockies, with all of their belongings crammed into shipping containers in a high-desert meadow, a mile or two away. “And for what — lies?” Epps asked the other day with a look of pained exhaustion. “All of this, it’s just been hell.”

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/just-hell-life-victim-jan-180158349.html

War Room: Darren Beattie: Ray Epps Went From ‘FBI’s Most Wanted List’ To Praised By Adam Kinzinger

Darren Beattie of Revolver.News responds to the New York Times article making Jan. 6 protester Ray Epps out to be a victim because questions have been raised about why Epps was so intimately involved in the protest but has never been charged with any crime.

Watch the 8:55 minute interview: https://warroom.org/2022/07/13/darren-beattie-ray-epps-went-from-fbis-most-wanted-list-to-praised-by-adam-kinzinger/

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INJUSTICE

Kliegman: ‘Intimidate, humiliate, and embarrass’: Growing outcry against DOJ strong-arming of Biden critics

The FBI and the Justice Department are violating civil liberties and using brutish tactics during politically motivated and highly publicized raids and arrests targeting critics of the Biden administration, according to legal experts. These displays of force, which some observers have claimed are unnecessary and designed to humiliate those arrested and intimidate others, appear to have at least one thing in common: the person of interest supported former President Donald Trump. “Law enforcement seems to be using arrest tactics on Trump supporters that are generally reserved for violent and/or fleeing suspects,” said Alan Dershowitz, professor emeritus at Harvard Law School. “They do not seem justified in many of these cases.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/doj-overreach-intensifies-triggering-increased-scrutiny

Turley: CBP agents cleared of ‘whipping’ migrants could sue for defamation, denial of due process

An investigation by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility concluded there was “no evidence” that “any agents struck — intentionally or otherwise — any migrant with their reins.” Despite the finding by their agency, four Border Patrol agents are still being suspended. “There are two different potential areas for litigation,” Turley told Just the News on Wednesday. “First, the agents can appeal the findings and seek other relief for a denial of due process. Second. . . .[…]  The “investigation should’ve ended the moment they determined that nobody was struck by anything,” Judd said, but “the president of the United States said that these individuals would pay, and the moment he said that, those investigators had no choice but to find some sort of fault — whether it was criminal or administrative.” […]  The CBP has given the agents proposals on their punishment, and now the agents and attorneys can respond to the proposals by refuting them and responding to the evidence, Judd said. […]  Judd told Fox that Biden owed the agents an apology, . . .

Reads more: https://justthenews.com/accountability/turley-cbp-agents-could-sue-defamation-denial-due-process-following-whipping

FDA: OWNED BY BIG PHARMA

Piper: Study finds COVID already mutating around Paxlovid, as FDA circumvents doctors to prescribe

The FDA’s expansion of the emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill could play a role in accelerating mutations of SARS-CoV-2, new research suggests. Last week, the regulator authorized state-licensed pharmacists to circumvent doctors by directly prescribing Paxlovid, as long as they determine it’s safe after reviewing “the most recent reports of laboratory blood work” for kidney or liver problems and medications that patients are taking. “Apparently, someone in government decided that there wasn’t enough Paxlovid being prescribed” seven months after its approval, Philadelphia cardiologist Anish Koka wrote skeptically in his newsletter this week. […]  In a recently updated Pfizer trial analysis of those at “standard risk” for severe COVID, however, just a handful of hospitalizations or deaths separated placebo recipients from those who took Paxlovid, including in a vaccinated subgroup. The drugmaker characterized the benefits as “non-significant.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/study-finds-covid-already-mutating-around-paxlovid-fda-circumvents

Prasad, MD MPH: A second booster for people <50

WaPo is reporting the Biden administration plans to push a second booster through for healthy people <50; Here is how the European CDC judges the evidence for that claim  . . .  […]  I would have no objection to offering a second booster to people <50 if someone proved to me that giving this shot offered a benefit to recipients or the community. […]  Instead, the white house disregards these analyses and pushes this dose. The worry of course is that need to be seen as offering something for political rather than medical reasons. They need to limit cases right at the moment of the midterm elections.

The other concern is that clearly Pfizer has excess product, and this move will help them unload that supply. […]  The final concern is that they continue to play fast and loose with the FDA’s credibility. They are . . .

Read more: https://vinayprasadmdmph.substack.com/p/a-second-booster-for-people-50?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

BIDENS UNCONSTITUTIONAL VACCINE MANDATES

Fox: The Feds Pile Up Vaccine ‘Adverse Event’ Reports as They Decry Scaremongering Elsewhere

Since the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first vaccines for COVID-19 in late 2020, the government and much of the media have insisted that the medicines developed in record time are safe and effective. Those who raised questions about them have been routinely dismissed as conspiracy theorists.

And yet an online database co-administered by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control has compiled more than 1.3 million reports of vaccine-implicated  “adverse events” running the gamut from mild to severe, including 29,000 deaths. Representative entries include: . . . […]  These reports are not anecdotes from “anti-vaxxers” on the dark web. They come from the federal government’s open-source log, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

Read more at Real Clear Investigations.

War Room: Dr. Malone: Global Data Shows ‘Highly-Jabbed Individuals’ Suffering Most From Omicron

Dr. Robert Malone talks to host Steve Bannon about the latest news about the Covid pandemic from Europe and France. Yesterday, Parliament rejected President Macron’s attempt to extend the international covid passport requirements. “We’re seeing the traditional left coming out of the fog of the mass psychosis and the whole wokeism saying hey we’ve never been for war before, we’ve never been for all these globalists, we’ve never been for all these totalitarian regimes, what the heck are we doing?”

Watch the 18:27 minute interview: https://warroom.org/2022/07/13/dr-malone-global-data-shows-highly-jabbed-individuals-suffering-most-from-omicron/

THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON  WOMEN

Silverio: President Of National Women’s Law Center Refuses To Define ‘Woman’

Republican Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde asked Graves to define the term “woman” at the hearing surrounding the Supreme Court decision in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “Earlier this year, our newest Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, was asked what a woman is and she had a difficult time defining that,” Clyde said. “Since you are the president of the National Women’s Law Center, I was hoping that you could define what a woman is for us in this committee hearing.”

Read more/Watch the 1:58 minute hearing exchange: https://dailycaller.com/2022/07/13/president-national-womens-law-center-goss-graves-refuses-define-woman/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY

Justice: Biden Begs The Middle East Nation He Called A ‘Pariah’ To Give Us Oil After He Throttled U.S. Energy

President Joe Biden landed in the Middle East on Wednesday with high hopes for his first visit to the region as commander-in-chief. The agenda included revitalizing a nuclear deal with Iran, pursuing peace in Yemen, and desperately pleading to the Saudis for increased oil production. While the Biden administration has sought to throw cold water on claims that his first trip to the Arabian Peninsula is an effort to produce more oil, the president himself nearly said as much in The Washington Post. In justifying his upcoming visit with the Saudi crown prince — the same prince the U.S. government says is responsible for the execution of Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi — Biden explained that the nation’s “energy resources are vital for mitigating the impact on global supplies of Russia’s war in Ukraine.”

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/14/biden-begs-the-middle-east-nation-he-called-a-pariah-to-give-us-oil-after-he-throttled-u-s-energy/

Meads: ‘Joe Biden Looks Lost During Trip To Israel, Makes ‘Holocaust’ Gaffe

The president was greeted by Yair Lapid, Israel’s interim prime minister, at Ben Gurion Airport alongside a handful of other delegates. At one point, Biden asked the group, “What am I doing now?” Conservative pundit Benny Johnson observed, “Biden is so lost,” in reaction to his apparent state of confusion.

Biden’s request for guidance comes just weeks after he inadvertently showed the world that his staff provides him with directions for tasks such as walking into a room and sitting down at the table.

Read more/Watch the 7 second clip: https://www.dailywire.com/news/joe-biden-looks-lost-during-trip-to-israel-makes-holocaust-gaffe

Nelson: Biden reassures Israel only ‘a few’ Democrats call country ‘apartheid state’

In a bid to reassure Israel that his political party still has their backs President Biden on his trip to the Mideast said that only “a few” Democrats consider the Jewish State an “apartheid state” — a clear reference to the increasingly influential congressional “Squad” that includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Journalist Yonit Levi of Israel’s Channel 12 asked Biden about “voices in the Democratic Party” who “say that Israel is an apartheid state, calling for an end of unconditional aid.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2022/07/13/biden-tells-israeli-media-few-democrats-call-israel-apartheid-state/

Huber: Biden Admin’s Plan To Export Abortion Defies Our Laws And An International Treaty

In response to Roe being overturned, Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled down on the Biden administration’s commitment to exporting and promoting abortion. “[U]nder this Administration, the State Department will remain fully committed to helping provide access to reproductive health services and advancing reproductive rights around the world,” Blinken said in an official statement. Of course, most understand that “reproductive health services” and “reproductive rights” are simply euphemisms for abortion. The fact of the matter is that there are standing laws — as well as longstanding international agreements — prohibiting this sort of practice. Perhaps the Biden administration is counting on most Americans to be unfamiliar with these policies. Maybe they think Congress isn’t paying attention to what the administration is exporting abroad, that Congress is unaware that such activities are besmirching the image of the United States, or that Congress is unwilling to investigate. Exporting abortion isn’t just wrong from a diplomatic and moral perspective; it is illegal.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/14/biden-admins-plan-to-export-abortion-defies-our-laws-and-an-international-treaty/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA: TRANSFORMING AMERICA

Rossiter: America’s Constitutional Crisis

Reality check: WE HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS as demonstrated by the presence of the Marxist Democrat’s “elected” massively incompetent President and Vice-President.  I believe these two people were chosen by the Marxist Democrat Party as “cannon fodder” for the Trump train to run over.  The last thing in the world the Marxists expected was that they would cheat enough to actually get these two incompetent fools elected. their unexpected success has now blown up in their face, and they have found no way to control the mouths of Boss Joe and his sidekick Kamala.  They open their mouths and gibberish comes out.  Boss Joe can’t even track well enough to follow a written script.  The puppet-in-chief can’t even perform as a competent puppet.  Who are the unelected shadow government puppet masters who are turning the United States of America into a tyrannical dictatorship? That is constitutional crisis number one.  The Executive Branch of the United States government is lawlessly operating outside the enumerated powers of Article II of the United States Constitution. The second constitutional crisis is being played out in the Legislative Branch of the United States government.  The Speaker of the House of Representatives is . . .[…]   The third aspect of this constitutional crisis is the fact that members of the Legislative Branch and members of the Executive Branch administration are . . .

Read more: https://canadafreepress.com/article/americas-constitutional-crisis

Angle: Humiliated & Horrified

The Left believes America deserves to be humiliated, brought to heel, and ultimately to bend to a new international order.

Watch the 8:53 opening monologue: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6309505716112

Sundance: June Inflation Jumps 1.3 Percent, Annual Inflation Rate Increases to 9.1 Percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released the June Consumer Price Index (CPI) [DATA HERE] showing yet another “surprising” increase in overall inflation.  For the month of June overall inflation increased 1.3% bringing the annual rate of inflation to 9.1% as calculated. Economists and financial pundits are “shocked”, “surprised” and the proverbial “unexpected” is running amok again amid the typeset.  The reality of Joe Biden energy policy being the origin of our current inflation crisis is being avoided at all costs by the pretenders.  The federal reserve raising interest rates can only impact the demand side, but it’s the supply side (total energy policy) creating the problem.  Table-A shows the overview. […]  If you dig into the details, the inflation picture shows just how deep the energy policy is hitting.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/07/13/june-inflation-jumps-1-3-percent-annual-inflation-rate-increases-to-9-1-percent/

Tucker Carlson: The most dishonest people are yelling loudest for a war with Russia

Tucker Carlson exposes billions in Ukraine funding while Americans suffer. […]  So, the biggest annual spike in inflation in more than 40 years. That’s the headline. But if anything, it understates what’s actually going on. The reality of it is worse than that. During the Carter years, when inflation famously hit 14.6%, wages were still going up. As Pew put it in a recent analysis, “During the high inflation years of the 1970s and early 1980s, average wages commonly jumped seven, eight, even 9% year over year” and that makes sense. There’s more money in circulation. It’s worth less, but there’s more of it. But that is not what is happening right now and that’s the weird thing.  According to the Labor Department report today, “Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted from June 2021 to June 2022. The change in real average hourly earnings, combined with a decrease of 0.9% of the average workweek, resulted in a 4.4% decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.” 4.4% average decrease in earnings. This is what economic disaster looks like. Americans are making less money at exactly the moment when everything they buy from gas to groceries is more expensive and not just a little more expensive, a lot more expensive.

Read more/Watch the 19:15 minute opening monologue: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-most-dishonest-people-yelling-loudest-war-russia

Thornton: Phony Rhetoric About ‘Our Democracy’

Ever since the political rise of Donald Trump we have heard mantras chanted about “our democracy,” usually in the context of how Trump allegedly is destroying it. This cliché obscures the actual nature of our Constitutional political order, which created a mixed government more typical of a republic than a democracy rightly understood; and was based on a realist vision of human nature whose destructive excesses the Founders sought to mitigate without diminishing the citizens’ freedom. More devious, the sloppy use of “democracy” distracts from the fact that progressives for over a century have used the camouflage of “democracy” to hide their systematic dismantling of that Constitutional order that protects the freedom of individuals, civil society, and states from the tyranny of concentrated “large powers and unhampered discretion,” as Woodrow Wilson called for in 1887. Much of the democracy happy talk reflects the global high estimation of democracy,  its “best of good names,” as historian Michael Mandelbaum describes its universal prestige as a form of government “honored and valued everywhere” with “the same kind of aura that surrounds medicine,” and esteemed as “a high human achievement that improves the lives of those fortunate enough to come into contact with it.” Like “natural,” “green,” and “organic,” it’s a term that reflexively evokes positive approval of whatever ideal or policy it’s used to promote. But such marketing reinforces a false understanding of the American political order, one predicated not on human perfectibility and utopian ambitions, but on humanity’s permanent destructive weakness and corruptibility caused by our universal “passions and interest” that are “sown in the nature of man,” as Madison said. These indelible traits create diverse political “factions,” associations that compete with each other for the power to gratify both interests and passions. Moreover, . . .

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/07/phony-rhetoric-about-our-democracy-bruce-thornton/

Rufo: The DEI Regime

I have surveyed the programming of every Fortune 100 company and have confirmed that all of them have now adopted so-called DEI programs. These initiatives are no longer limited to high-technology firms in the coastal enclaves; they have spread to traditionally conservative sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, insurance, and oil and gas. The result is clear: every major corporation in the United States has submitted to DEI ideology and begun to make it a permanent part of its legal and human resources bureaucracy. No doubt some of these programs are benign. Many companies adopt DEI policies out of pressure to conform. Other companies, however, use diversity, equity, and inclusion to promote the most virulent strands of critical race theory and gender ideology. I have documented many examples: Bank of America teaching employees that the United States is a system of “white supremacy”; Walmart telling workers they are guilty of “internalized racial superiority”; Lockheed Martin forcing executives to deconstruct their “white male privilege”; and Disney promising to abolish the words “boys” and “girls” in its theme parks and inject “queerness” into its children’s programming.

Read more: https://www.city-journal.org/the-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-regime

Malloch: Spoiler Alert: It’s All a Scam

This is war. We need to go on the offensive. It starts by describing the four corners of deceit, exposing them, and actually taking them back. It is late, but never too late.  The Left, which now controls all the centers of power and the commanding heights of the world economy, seeks to codify their ideology as science, and thereby make it irrefutable. You can’t disagree with it or you are a kook or insurrectionist. You are outside what Thomas Kuhn, called the “paradigm of normal science.” Think about it. Everything these authorities tell you is true is, in fact, precisely the opposite of the truth. […]  The late, great Rush Limbaugh was one of the first to visualize and expose the “four corners of deceit” in our culture that altogether combined, suffice to lie to students, citizens, and the American people. The four corners of deceit are: government, academia, science, and the media. I had a hard time coming to this radical conclusion myself, as I wanted to believe otherwise, . . .

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2022/07/13/spoiler-alert-its-all-a-scam/

Phillips: Shocking video shows ‘HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS’ of migrants crossing illegally into the US at the Texas-Mexico border

New footage shows a massive mob of hundreds of migrants lined up crossing the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas in what Fox News reporter Bill Melugin described as ‘one of the most massive single groups we have ever seen.’

Read more/Watch the 1 minute video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11010631/Shocking-video-shows-HUNDREDS-HUNDREDS-migrants-crossing-illegally-US.html

Kight: Scoop: ICE is short $345 million, poised to spend more than ever

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will run out of money before October unless the Department of Homeland Security pulls millions of dollars from other programs, as the surge of migrants at the border drives up costs, three sources familiar with the details tell Axios. Why it matters: ICE is one of the most controversial government agencies and a target for progressives because of its role in arresting and detaining undocumented immigrants. But under President Biden, it’s poised to spend more taxpayer funds than ever as it closes an estimated $345 million shortfall for the current fiscal year.

What we’re hearing: Around $100 million is expected to come from the Coast Guard budget, two sources told Axios.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2022/07/14/ice-immigration-spending-border-budget

Greenfield: House Dems Try to Move National Guard From White House to D.C. Mayor

A little history. One of the reasons that Philly is no longer America’s capital is that when Congress faced an angry mob, local authorities refused to intervene. Washington D.C.’s independence was meant to prevent things like that. And then D.C. residents who consist of either government employees, contractors or welfare cases spent two generations whining that they can’t vote and refusing any proposals to turn them over to Maryland. Instead, Democrats kept insisting that D.C. should be a state. And this move to give the D.C. mayor gubernatorial powers is a reminder that it was created to prevent things like this from happening. The House adopted an amendment to the annual defense spending bill on Wednesday that would  . . .[…]  This is yet another backdoor effort to turn the government city and its state within a state into a state.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2022/07/house-dems-try-move-national-guard-white-house-dc-daniel-greenfield/

Morse: The Democrats Pushing Hardest for Student Loan Forgiveness Are the Same Dems That Are Deep in Debt

Very rarely are Democrats in office to serve the people — more accurately, they’re there to serve themselves. There’s no better example of this than the recent reports that show that the politicians who are consistently pushing to erase student loan debt are the same people who have mountains of it. According to the Daily Caller, 13 Democrats in Congress pushing for student loan forgiveness have debts that range from $15,000 to $300,000. I’m sure you can guess who they are even without telling you, but here they are anyway: . . .

Read more: https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2022/07/13/auto-draft-32-n593970

Housman: Biden Admin Issues Guidance Reminding Pharmacists To Fill Abortion Pill Prescriptions

HHS wrote in its guidance that pharmacists who receive Medicare or Medicaid funding are prohibited by federal nondiscrimination law from discriminating based on sex, including when supplying prescribed medications or determining the suitability of prescribed medications for patients. The department cited federal civil rights law that prohibits “pregnancy discrimination,” which includes medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2022/07/13/hhs-biden-becerra-pharmacists-abortion-pills-civil-rights/

Prestigiacomo: Creepy As F***’: The Latest Viral Video Of Joe Biden Whispering In A Little Girl’s Ear

Biden has been widely criticized for inappropriately touching females and whispering into young girls’ ears, even by those on the Left. “Dad ran into Joe on a biking trail in Delaware and got a live sniffing video,” a Twitter user posted on Sunday. The video appears to be from Sunday. Hundreds of critical comments flooded social media in reaction. […]  Conservative Jesse Kelly on Monday captioned a different still of Biden with another child, charging, “PRO TIP: This is not normal. Everyone knows it. This is how kiddie touchers act. I’ve been around a lot of old people. Never once seen one act this way. Never once.”

Read more/Watch the 14 second clip: https://www.dailywire.com/news/creepy-as-f-the-latest-viral-video-of-joe-biden-whispering-in-a-little-girls-ear

A GODLESS WORLD

Harrod: Satanic Secularism

The political consequences of turning to the dark side.[…] . . . when the true God is banished from man’s society, new gods rush in to replace Him. But perhaps what has not been clearly seen today is that when man accepts new gods in his practice of the occult, he also necessarily brings about a revival of the politics of ancient paganism. A normal development of the worship of pagan gods was the creation of a divine state that rested on a theology of continuity, that is, on the denial of the Creator-creature distinction. The pagan theocratic state could take the lives of its children, or any members, as a sacrifice to the god of the state. The worshippers of Moloch ordered their sons and daughters to pass through fire as a form of sacrifice and testing. Thus God’s prohibitions to the Chosen People against occult worship were not only a means of protecting people’s lives morally from perverse practices, but also a means of restricting the power of the omnipotent political rulers who were theoretically unbounded by the restraint of limited, reasonable men and could take human life indiscriminately in the name of the god Moloch. Belief in any version of Moloch “begets” a “man-centered, oppressive, demonic order,” Miceli wrote, namely the . . . […]  “The somber lesson to be learned is that a religion that promises progress in liberty, science, education, economic, and social welfare, without belief in a transcendent God, cannot produce a secular utopia,” Miceli rightly warned: . . .

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/07/satanic-secularism-andrew-harrod/

Smith: Nearly in the Grip of a Cult

Decades of unprecedented prosperity have made westerners indolent, bored, and self-absorbed.  Detachment from Judeo-Christian faith has made elites vulnerable to fanatics and charlatans peddling gimcrackery.  These peddlers no longer hawk their nonsense in the name of God, as was done throughout much of history.  Today, they claim to do so as enlightened people of science. Two cults pose growing threats to the well-being of humanity in the coming years.  Advancing critiques of these cults is necessary but insufficient.  Offering a compelling alternative to the dark world they would fashion is critical.

One cult we know a lot about: “anthropomorphic climate change.”  After a half century, “saving the planet” has been woven into the culture.  Many people share the conceit that humans have the power to save or destroy the earth.[…]  The other cult, which is our focus here, centers on the rise of artificial intelligence, which futurists claim will supplant humans as governors.  And, no less, the expectation that practically omniscient, predictive algorithms will control every aspect of human existence.

Read more at American Thinker.

CLIMATE EMERGENCY: IT’S POLITICAL

Sundance: Texas Utility Officials Taking Additional Emergency Measures to Avoid Blackouts, Texas Windmills Not Providing Enough Energy

Officials in the state of Texas are worried the emergency measures taken Wednesday to avoid blackouts may not be enough.  The utility operators urgently need the wind to start operating the windmills or things might get worse.  Reuters News has more: . . .[…]  Call me Captain Obvious, but in addition to the population migration, it looks like Texas imported California’s energy policies.  The sustainable energy isn’t sustainable.  However, on a positive note, their state ESG score is improving.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/07/13/texas-utility-officials-taking-additional-emergency-measures-to-avoid-blackouts-texas-windmills-not-providing-enough-energy/

Sundance: Mexican President Lopez-Obrador Offers to Bail Out the United States from the Biden Created Energy Crisis, and Will Supply Electricity to Texas

In these remarks, AMLO is very pointedly telling Joe Biden that his U.S. energy policy is seriously flawed.  It is really quite remarkable. AMLO tells Biden that Mexico will continue investing in expanded refining of gasoline, and he is willing to sell that gasoline to American companies because Joe Biden will not issue permits to expand gasoline refining capacity in the United States.  Additionally, AMLO affirms his position on further oil development in Mexico and then, here comes the kicker,…. offers to expand electricity sales to the United States, including supplying Texas with electricity because both the Biden administration and Texas are not developing their own energy resources. AMLO is telling Biden that Mexico will increase energy subsidies to the United States if Biden asks him to.  Think about that.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/07/13/mexican-president-lopez-obrador-offers-to-bail-out-the-united-states-from-the-biden-created-energy-crisis-and-will-supply-electricity-to-texas/

HISTORY 101

Birzer: The Issue of Slavery at the Constitutional Convention

Two years beyond the chaos of 2020, it’s become orthodox belief for many—especially on the radical Left but many on what I would call the innocent Left as well—to dismiss the entirety of the American Founding and the American Founders as nothing more than a slavocracy to be run by wealthy plantation owners. To be sure, much of this sea-change in attitude has come from the controversial but, admittedly, successful campaign by The New York Times with its 1619 Project, begun in 2019. When that project came out, I had the chance to analyze its underlying flaws and its wrong assumptions in this essay at The Imaginative Conservative. Though the Times said nothing critically new about slavery—the New Left has been saying such things since the mid to late 1960s—the paper’s claims, now understood by many as simply the truth, are a bit shocking as well as disconcerting. In particular, I would note, the 1619 Project firmly centers American History around Virginia’s history, relegating that of, say, New England, New York, or New Mexico to something only marginally quaint. […]  Slavery, as an institution, declined rapidly between 1763 and 1793, the exact period of the American Founding, and many of the Founders understandably believed that God or nature had decreed a proper death for the inhumanity of it all. Its decline came from a strong surge in feelings about Natural Rights and Natural Law.

Read more: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2022/07/issue-slavery-constitutional-convention-bradley-birzer.html

PRAGER U

Israelis or Palestinians: Who’s More Tolerant?

According to the left, “oppressor Israel” bad; “oppressed Palestinians” good. So you would expect, under this formula, that the Palestinians would be very supportive of their fellow oppressed group, the LGBT community in the Middle East. But is that really the case? In PragerU’s new short documentary, Ami Horowitz goes right to the source. He interviews Palestinians to see what they think about gay people and then shows that footage to progressive Americans. The results may surprise you. They certainly surprised the Americans!

Watch the 13 minute video: https://www.prageru.com/video/israelis-or-palestinians-whos-more-tolerant

DEMOCRAT PARTY’S 2024 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

VDH: Gavin Newsom’s Weird Idea of ‘Freedom’

In a run-up to what is likely to be a 2024 presidential bid, California Governor Gavin Newsom hit upon the bizarre idea of boasting in commercials that California is America’s true “free” state. Part of his ad campaign is to attack Florida—currently run by Newsom’s possible rival, Governor Ron DeSantis.

Yet, with the most burdensome regulations and high tax rates, Newsom’s California is arguably the most unfree state in the union. In return for these steep costs, the state’s public institutions, infrastructure, and services are among the country’s worst. […]  Amid Newsom’s anti-Florida ad campaign, the governor was vacationing at the upscale digs of his Montana in-laws—escorted by his ample state-paid security detail. That is odd, given Newsom’s California labels Montana a homophobic hellhole, and will not even reimburse state employees who dare to convention there. Hypocrisy and elite virtue signaling, however, are now trademarks of California politicians—and illustrate how little elected officials care for the victims of their ideological agendas.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2022/07/13/gavin-newsoms-weird-idea-of-freedom/

OTHER NEWS

HEATED: Matt Gaetz CLASHES With Democrats over the Term Unborn Child!

Radical Democrats want to pass their evil agenda by any means necessary and even go far enough to use the term unborn child, even though they believe that a fetus is not a human.  Matt Gaetz clashes with the radicals so they can go on the record and be exposed for their demon deeds.

Watch the 3:23 minute hearing exchange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqexrYIE71U

Prestigacomo: Babies Who Survived Abortions Left To Die, State Health Department Report Suggests

According to the state’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a born-alive infant resulting from an induced abortion is recognized as a living human. The law requires that “reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice shall be taken by the responsible medical personnel to preserve the life and health of the born alive infant.” […]  Congressional Democrats have largely refused to pass legislation that protects born-alive babies from botched abortions. In recent years, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) has attempted to push the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” through Congress. […]  During a vote in 2019, only three Democrats voted for the bill: Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL). The legislation failed to pass the Senate with a vote of 53-44.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/babies-who-survived-abortions-left-to-die-state-health-department-report-suggests

Chadwick:  From a dying star cloaked by dust to a hot puffy exoplanet: MailOnline’s step-by-step guide reveals exactly what we see in the first science images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

In one of the most monumental days for science this century, NASA revealed the first set of images from its $10 billion (£7.4 billion) James Webb Space Telescope. The incredible selection, revealed to the world after much anticipation on Tuesday, includes a planetary nebula caused by a dying star – a fate that awaits our sun some time in the distant future. Another image shows a galaxy cluster as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago, with thousands of galaxies in a tiny sliver of vast universe, some appearing warped by light from other galaxies.  Webb’s infrared capabilities allow it to ‘see back in time’ to the Big Bang, which happened 13.8 billion years ago. MailOnline has taken a closer look at some of the easily-missed details in the images, which are just the first of many to be captured by James Webb. Webb’s first new image, which was released by US President Joe Biden on Monday, a day before the others, shows the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago.  Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the universe that are held together by their own gravity.

Read more/See photos: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11008779/MailOnline-reveals-exactly-NASAs-new-James-Webb-images.html

CNBC Staff: America’s Top States for Business 2022: The full rankings

To rank America’s Top States for Business in 2022, CNBC scored all 50 states on 88 metrics in 10 broad categories of competitiveness.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/13/americas-top-states-for-business-2022-the-full-rankings.html

Hadero: Amazon handed Ring footage to police without user consent

Amazon has provided Ring doorbell footage to law enforcement 11 times this year without the user’s permission, a revelation that’s bound to raise more privacy and civil liberty concerns about its video-sharing agreements with police departments across the country. The disclosure came in a letter from the company that was made public Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who sent a separate letter to Amazon last month questioning Ring’s surveillance practices and engagement with law enforcement. […]  “As my ongoing investigation into Amazon illustrates, it has become increasingly difficult for the public to move, assemble, and converse in public without being tracked and recorded,” Markey said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/amazon-handed-ring-footage-to-police-without-user-consent/ar-AAZxvDo?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=d55d0cab3d334ef9b6445e9ce5b6b3bc

Rex: Companies Should Support Adoption, Not Abortion | Opinion

Corporate America is fully on board the abortion bandwagon. In the wake of the Supreme Court‘s overturning of Roe v. Wadedozens of the country’s biggest businesses announced plans to pay for employees to travel to obtain abortions. From Amazon to Bank of America to the New York Times and beyond, these companies are not only offering thousands of dollars or extra health insurance coverage to their team members, they’re also picking sides in the abortion debate. Yet why is there no corresponding policy to promote adoption? These businesses are ignoring the possibility that many employees may simply need a little more help to carry their baby to term. Instead of blindly paying people to end an unborn child’s life, companies should consider paying them to welcome that life into the world. That’s why my business has decided to give up to $7,500 to employees who want to have their baby and give it up for adoption. We’re not alone—a Texas-based insurance company, Buffer, is also paying for adoptions as well as covering the full costs of birth for employees who keep their children.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/companies-should-support-adoption-not-abortion-opinion-1723563

INTERNATIONAL

Shellenberger: Good for Dutch farmers for fighting back against a gov’t bowing to enviro-radicals

Zijn er ook boeren?” shouted Mick Jagger, in Dutch, into the microphone at a Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands last week. “Are there any farmers in the house?” Dutch farmers make for an unlikely cause célèbre. For starters, most are conservative, not liberal. And they are fighting against stricter environmental regulations, not for them. Yet they are winning over liberal-minded people like me who sympathize with the family farmers who provide us with our daily bread and yet receive so little respect from society’s ruling elites. And they’re inspiring protests by other farmers across Europe, including in Germany, Poland and Italy. I have praised the current Dutch government for being sensible on matters like climate change. Last year it embraced nuclear energy, one of the first Western nations to do so since the 2011 Fukushima accident spooked the world.But the government’s poor treatment of its farmers has shocked me.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2022/07/12/good-for-dutch-farmers-for-fighting-back-against-a-govt-bowing-to-enviro-radicals/

Whitehead: Sri Lanka Is What Happens When Countries Fail To Realize Green Policies Don’t Work

With the president fleeing, prices tripling, and the country out of power, Sri Lanka is in crisis after it banned fertilizer.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/14/sri-lanka-is-what-happens-when-countries-fail-to-realize-green-policies-dont-work/

Hoft: Pope Red Francis Sends Message to European Youth – Consume Less Fuel and Eat Less Meat – Doesn’t Mention Jesus Once!

Pope Francis shared a message with the youth in Europe and he shared a couple of surprising messages. Here are some excerpts from his message: . . .

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/pope-red-francis-sends-message-european-youth-consume-less-fuel-eat-less-meat-doesnt-mention-jesus/

TAKE ACTION

Are you fed up? Are you worried that America in rapidly sliding into a neo-Marxist state by the radical left in control of Washington with historically narrow majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and an Executive controlled by unnamed far leftists in place of a clinically incompetent President Biden? They are desperate to keep power and complete their radical progressive agenda that will change America and our liberty forever.

Americans just witnessed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 without one Republican vote in the U.S. Senate and House (just as Obamacare was passed in 2010). The IRS  will be hiring 87,000 new agents, many armed, to terrorize American taxpayers.

Americans witnessed the FBI raid at the Trump Mar-A-Lago home and property of President Trump, truly a first in all of American history. We know what that is about. 

It is undeniable that the Democrat Party and the administrative state (the executive branches of the DOJ, FBI, IRS, et al) are clear and present dangers to our Republic and our liberty as they increasingly veer further away from the rule of law and the Constitution. What is the solution? At this critical juncture, there is only one action we can all take.

The only viable and timely solution at this critical point is to vote – yes, vote correctly and smartly to retake the U.S. House and Senate on November 8th and to prepare the way to retake the White House in two years. Vote and help everyone you know to vote. Please click the TAKE ACTION link below – we must vote correctly and in great numbers to be sure our votes are counted to diminish the potential for the left to rig and steal the midterms and the 2024 elections as they are clearly intending to do after their success in 2020.

 

 

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