‘Poverty is not a justification to rob “the rich.”
Riches obtained through economic production vs. political plunder
The poor, like the rich, need economic freedom under a rule of law
Capitalism did not create absolute poverty, but it inherited it from pre-capitalist systems
Welfare is the forcible transfer of wealth by the government from those who produced the wealth to other individuals who “need” that wealth.
The alleged justification for welfare is altruism: sacrifice of one’s interests for others.
The Voice of Capitalism
Notice what leftists are doing: They have equated “white supremacy” with individual rights, the Bill of Rights and economic freedom, including the right to private property and free speech. In other words, unless you support total ownership of life and property by the omnipotent state (and its henchpersons in media), they say you are a white supremacist. Their intent, so far hugely successful, is to intimidate people who are not REMOTELY racist, but who support the Constitution and Bill of Rights, into defensiveness, helplessness and silence. Leftists who support Communism and fascism are smug and arrogant as they escalate their attempts to literally enslave (“transform”) a previously free people into submission.
What they refuse to acknowledge: By equating nonwhite races with totalitarianism and the white race with freedom, they imply that nonwhite races are not up to the job of freedom. Unless you are white, they imply with vicious falsehood, you cannot survive under economic freedom. The ACTUAL white supremacists would agree with them on this. The ACTUAL non-racists voted for President Trump twice, and support the cause of equal freedom for all races. The sick joke is on the tyrants who brand ALL dissension against socialism or fascism as “white supremacy”, since they have argued on the very same premise as the Ku Klux Klan and the National Socialist Party of Hitler. We live in morally and intellectually inverted times. All I know is such insanity will not sustain itself.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason
“Stop the Steal” is not a call to violence, nor does it narrow upon a disputed election that will put the worst possible nominee of any presidential race in American history behind the Resolute Desk. It represents a civil but firm opposition to a Democrat policy platform that seeks to wrench the foundations of democracy out from under our feet.
In the past year, the crawl of socialism in this country has become a full-out sprint acted out in anarchistic nightly displays on our city streets. Political scientists and Marxist apologists assuage concerns with claims that socialism can coexist with capitalism. At what price and for how long? Our schools, language, media, and workplaces have already willfully or unwittingly permitted this Orwellian drift to greater government control over our lives. Standing athwart complete capitulation is our Bill of Rights, against which beltway Democrats and blue state governors, hiding behind the pandemic, have leveled a crippling broadside.
American Thinker readers are smarter than most who claim familiarity with the Bill of Rights and the Founding Fathers that brought them to life. Notwithstanding, here’s a pared-down version of the top ten. The First Amendment is speech and religion, Second is right to bear arms, Third is civilian authority over the military, Fourth is search and seizure, Fifth is due process, Sixth is criminal prosecutions, Seventh is jury trial, Eighth is cruel and unusual punishment, Ninth is rights retained by the people, and Tenth is state’s rights, to include calling and holding elections.
With the help of the courts, the left has whittled away at these amendments for decades, although with less malevolence than we’ve seen in the last four years of the Trump administration. There is now more than a whiff of smoke to show that each of these fundamental rights has been diminished, tossed aside, or outright trampled in an effort to paper them over with a socialist model of government, advance one-party rule, and to wield authority in perpetuity.
Campus-coddled academics and the media writ large have taken pains to soften the realities of life under socialism and indoctrinated generations of students. How else could Bernie Sanders, the Senate’s longstanding Bolshevik who has functioned outside the two-party mainstream for thirty years and has seen the passage of only three of his more than 400 sponsored bills — two of them naming post offices — suddenly become the sweetheart of the country’s youngest voters? Sanders’ second-place finish in a field of twenty-seven primary candidates was a warning shot that academia had effectively ripped the bloom of democracy off the rose and that socialism was a new force to be reckoned with in American politics.
The problem for Democrats is that a huge swath of the population are content with the Constitution and won’t gently yield the right to free elections. A plurality of voters, to include more than three-quarters of Republicans, thirty percent of Democrats and quarter of all Independents, now have little to no faith that the recent presidential election was legitimate. Prima facie voter fraud on an epic scale coupled with a cold shoulder from several high courts to eschew examination of the hard evidence suggests dirty tricks to deprive the fundamental right of the people to choose their own leader. Chicanery at this height of federal and state government, if allowed to stand, is an open invitation to even greater levels of political misconduct.
Would the American government have accepted the legitimacy of a foreign election so contaminated? When Nicolas Maduro won by a landslide against a massive populist movement, the United States and European Union said no. Venezuela’s election irregularities bear semblance to our own, to include the omission of observers, and the manipulation of results.
The Democrats’ pyrrhic victory and seizure of power has now salted appetites for vengeance. A highly disputed presidential election, coupled with Republican reticence, has put every Trump conservative at risk of hostility and persecution. An ascendant Democrat party, strengthened by Republican hibernation, is now aligned in ideology and practice to cancel a conservative movement first articulated by Edmund Burke in 1790, brought to influence in American politics by William F. Buckley, Jr., in the early 1960s, and advanced by the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
Using the Capitol breach as a pretense to censure all Trump supporters as insurgents, social media outlets are suspending or canceling the accounts of conservatives. Deplatformed users are given anemic justifications that ironically overlook the existing accounts of the world’s most brutal regimes and thousands of their propaganda posts. Rebooting a plot line from Revenge of the Nerds, the CEOs and their algorithm wizards at Facebook and Twitter are hard at work giving online wedgies to anyone who dares to question a Biden presidential victory. Alternative blogging sites, such as Parler and Gab, are demonized as havens for right-wing miscreants and Amazon Web Services has shown a willingness to sever connections to sites that offer sanctuary to such views. Gone is all debate over partisan perceptions of hate speech.
After an election decided by hook and by crook, this is no longer just about power. Eliminating conservative opposition through dogmatism is on full display. While the president, all of his White House staff, Republican congressional representatives, and hundreds of thousands of Save America rally attendees have been harassed and blamed for the actions of a unlawful mob, there has been no atonement by Democrats and media pundits who have condoned, openly supported, or called for the year-long sacking of American cities and the murder of police officers.
Florida Congressman Brian Mast is a former Army explosives technician who lost both his legs in Afghanistan. Last week, he exercised the powers given to him by oath to vote against the second impeachment of President Trump. That got under the skin of CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who maligned Mast and his military service by suggesting that the Bronze Star vet had left his commitment to democracy on foreign soil.
Josh Hawley, U.S. senator from Missouri, is a well-spoken political voice whose strength of conviction makes him a Republican standout. His presence also puts him in the crosshairs of Democrats bent on denying conservatives any hope of an ideological leader in the wake of Donald Trump. The cancel culture has therefore mounted a full-throttled campaign against him in the media and corporate world. Simon & Schuster has refused to publish the book they, in fact, paid him to write. Loews hotel management canceled a fundraiser scheduled for Hawley. If Benny Thompson, Democrat chair of the House Homeland Security Committee had his way, Hawley and other Republicans would be on the no-fly list.
The Democrats and their social media axis are also squaring off against conservative firebrands Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan, and Matt Gaetz. Pages of results on popular internet search engines feature articles that put them in a bad light. The sycophants at Google are far more flattering to queries of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
The endgame for Democratic socialism will appear in the guise of political “reform” that will prey upon the careers and livelihoods of every conservative legislator, writer, commentator, and blogsite. Trump conservatives will increasingly become expats from their own government while a Republican apostasy goes the way of the Whigs
Rick Fuentes, American Thinker
For the first time in this country, American’s voices are silenced, our enterprises taken down if we dare to oppose government. Twitter and other social media giants banned the President of the United states from their sites. Cities and businesses are ending contracts with the President. Trump supporters are losing their jobs and their businesses. Its all-out war on millions of American citizens for our political views.
Example: Parler founder, John Matze, built a social media site to rival Twitter. But there’s one major difference; Parler offers free speech.
“There are going to be no fact checkers, says Matz . You’re not going to be told what to think and what to say. A police officer isn’t going to arrest you if you say the wrong opinion.”
The site exploded when Twitter booted President Trump. But Twitter is king of social media and you don’t outdo the king. So Twitter’s comrade, Jeff Bezos, kicked Parler off their Amazon servers, took them off-line.
From Amazon’s notice to Parler:
“Amazon Web Service (AWS) “cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others,”
In other words, uncensored sites aren’t welcome in the new Regime. This clampdown on free speech comes on the heels of a successful coup d’état that cancelled free elections. President Trump was elected in 2016 to bring back jobs, remove job-killing regulations, and defend our Constitutional rights. He did that and so much more which is why Americans re-elected him in a landslide.
But Democrats pushed a mail-in ballot scheme to process counterfeit ballots, kept election monitors at bay, and disregarded ballot verification in order to rig the election. The President’s team scrambled to prove the fraud but governors, secretaries of state, and judges blocked every move until it was too late.
On Jan 6th, Congress met to certify the election. Outside hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered to protest the illegal certification.
The Regime knew in advance that massive numbers of protestors would be at the Capitol. They set up a false flag event, a violent attack on the Capitol purportedly by Trump supporters. A false flag” is an operation conducted by one party or government and made to appear as though it were sponsored by another party or government”.
This false flag event was then used to smear the President and his supporters. Nancy Pelosi explains the ‘smear’ and tells how the ‘wrap-up smear’ is deployed.
“You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you (media) write it, and then they say, ‘See, it’s reported in the press that this, this, this, and this.’ So they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the ‘wrap-up smear.’”
So the falsehood of this smear is that there was a patriot mob, an insurrection, and that President Trump incited the violence. This particular smear accomplishes three objectives: Changed the subject, Biden was certified without discussion, without proof of fraud broadcast on national television. Fake news is able to use the smear to damage President Trump, impeach him and potentially strip him of his Presidency. The Regime and their media use the smear to label Trump supporters/patriots as dangerous terrorists.
As a bonus, government’s able to use the threat of violence to make the Capitol an impenetrable fortress and to justify deployment of national guard, state patrols, even SWAT teams around state capitols. These forces are there to apprehend and arrest dangerous protestors aka citizens exercising their 1st Amendment rights. Dr. Martin Luther King called out this kind of clampdown on our Constitutional rights.
“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country. . . But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Regime’s end goal is to own the United States outright, to rule the people, take our wealth as their own, and wield or leverage our massive power. The Regime is accomplishing this takeover using the lie that Joe Biden won the election. And too many who are convinced of the lie will stand with the usurpers.
“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion”’ – Edmund Burke
But such tyranny is exactly why the Founders declared our independence over 200 years ago. They themselves suffered oppression under the iron-fisted rule of King George. To break free of the abuse, they wrote and signed The Declaration of Independence knowing that under British law they were committing high treason.
Yet these glorious words were penned:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”
The Declaration doesn’t guarantee us life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. But it does guarantee that we have God-given inalienable rights meaning those rights cannot be taken away.
But we must defend those rights. The men who gave us a government by the people paid a high price for daring to proclaim independence
“Nine of the 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured as traitors, then died. Two had sons serving in the Revolutionary Army who died.”
Others who had been wealthy had their property seized, burned, and looted. Some had to live out the remainder of their lives moving their family from place to place to avoid capture. Many died in poverty.
These men sacrificed all not for themselves but for those who would come after, for us. It’s now our duty to pay it forward, to defend American’s rights for future generations.
This coup is an open attack on the United States of America to usurp our President. We must defend our Constitution. We must protest, peacefully as we always have, in massive numbers as we always have. We must recall the complicit governors, secretaries of state, and judges who facilitated the coup. Then we must restore free elections in our cities and state. But time is of the essence. Every day the Regime tightens their grip on our people.
In Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” address, he stressed the “fierce urgency of Now”. He warned that now is not the time to “engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. . Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission.” – George Washington.
Peggy Ryan, Canada Free Press
THE recent explosion in the reach of federal government has made limits on federal power once again the central political issue. Unfortunately, ignorance of our founding severely impoverishes that discussion. A good example is Richard Henry Lee.
Lee made the motion calling for the colonies’ independence. He was a leader in the Continental Congresses, including as president. He was elected senator from Virginia, despite opposing the Constitution’s ratification for lacking “a better bill of rights.” Particularly important were Lee’s Letters from the Federal Farmer, an important impetus to the Bill of Rights.
Today, when what the federal government is permitted to do is again central, his arguments merit reconsideration. I can consent to no government, which … is not calculated equally to preserve the rights of all orders of men. A free and enlightened people … will not resign all their rights to those who govern, and they will fix limits to their legislators and rulers…[who] will know they cannot be passed.
[Hope] cannot justify the impropriety of giving powers, the exercise of which prudent men will not attempt, and imprudent men will … exercise only in a manner destructive of free government. Why … unnecessarily leave a door open to improper regulations?
We cannot form a general government in which all power can be safely lodged. Should the general government…[employ] a system of influence, the government will take every occasion to multiply laws … props for its own support.
Vast powers of laying and collecting internal taxes in a government … would be … abused by imprudent and designing men.
We ought not … commit the many to the mercy, prudence, and moderation of the few. National laws ought to yield to inalienable or fundamental rights—and … should extend only to a few national objects.
Men who govern will … construe laws and constitutions most favorably for increasing their own powers; all wise and prudent people … have drawn the line, and carefully described the powers parted with and the powers reserved … what rights are established as fundamental, and must not be infringed upon. Our countrymen are entitled … to a government of laws and not of men … if the constitution … be vague and unguarded, then we depend wholly on the prudence, wisdom and moderation of those who manage the affairs of government… uncertain and precarious.
Liberty, in its genuine sense, is security to enjoy the effects of our honest industry and labors, in a free and mild government. The people have a right to hold and enjoy their property according to known standing laws, and which cannot be taken from them without their consent.
In free governments, the people … follow their own private pursuits, and enjoy the fruits of their labor with very small deductions for the public use. Our true object is … to render force as little necessary as possible.
The powers delegated to the government must be precisely defined… that, by no reasonable construction, they can be made to invade the rights and prerogatives intended to be left in the people.
Democrat liberals have neither the ability to be gracious losers or winners. The media and liberal, radical, progressive never Trumpers are bullies, liars, cheaters, frauds, and humorless mentally ill.
These are the PC police, demanding we all conform or die. They are for gun free zones and refuse to allow us to protect our children with armed security in schools. Thank Joe for that!
They are the ones that don’t allow kids a childhood where they can learn to fail and succeed, expand their imagination, fall off their bikes, play outside, get dirty, be mad, have best friends, scrape their knees, get in trouble, hug each other and their teachers, and solve problems on their own.
They’re the weasels who invade our privacy, yet demand theirs. They lack respect and manners and look for things to be offended about every waking moment. They reject the concept of a sovereign nation with protected borders while living behind private walls. They work on taking away our second amendment rights while enjoying armed security for themselves.
They erase and alter our history. They are our nation’s very own version of the Taliban, silencing our music, editing our words, exalting violence in their entertainment, are pro-abortion and anti-death penalty. They demean our virtues, tear down our monuments, teach our children their mantra – not how to evaluate ideas, emasculate and feminize our men. These are the assassins of joy, humor, laughter, and fun.
The same bunch who told us PWJBC using his position of power to have oral sex with a young woman who worked for him, and shove cigars up her hoohaw in the Oval Office, and then wagged his finger at us saying he did not have sex with her, was a private matter and okay. They are the same moral authorities who said it was just about sex, and wail at the idea of PDJT possibly having extra-marital sex. The only one who might have an opinion about that is his wife.
This crew of know it alls are the ones who are all inclusive and tell us what words we can use, what food we can eat, what to think, believe, dislike, etc. Unless we disagree. Then we are shut down, banned, fired, and told to shut up, accept everything they say or be ruined.
They are the pompom girls for the 4% of the population that are gay or sexually confused. They have elevated that group to the norm, and ridiculed the rest of us who don’t practice that lifestyle.
They are the champions of criminals, murderers of babies, malevolent monitors and managers of the American people, arbiters and silencers of speech.
These regulators of toilet paper have never had the misfortune of two-ply failure and touching their own excrement when using the dictated one sheet.
These are the death to religion: mocking and squashing Christians, Jews, and Buddhists, while exalting the religion that vows it will erase all non believers, and regularly maims, tortures, and kills its own. They despise our culture, our Constitution, our anthem, our history, our flag. It’s never about ideas or how to do the best things for America. Instead it is denigrating the opposition personally.
They run as conservatives to win elections and then vote as liberals, arriving with little and once in power, pocket fortunes. They claim to be the saviors of the planet, saying we must do without, while their private limos, yachts, and jets idle air conditioned.
These are the idiots who don’t want anyone to ever lose, and are unable to accept that, by the rules of the game, PDJT won, and they lost. They lost! Their answer to losing is cheating their way to the White House, Congress, and the Senate.
PDJT has pretty much accomplished his promises save those he needed to have Congress to achieve. The next four years are going to be painful, but maybe necessary to gain back the House and Senate by margins that are unbreakable with real Constitutionalists. So, if the American people can make politicians bring honesty of any measure to the voting booth, perhaps there is hope. If not, America is over. The sand is in the hourglass, and time is running out.
Trump said and did what he said he would do. Name one other politician who has ever done that. President Trump is America’s William Wallace. The man who stood for us all and refused to back down. They will hound him and his family to the ends of the earth. We owe him more than we could ever repay.
They are also the backstabbers. They will take down their own at the drop of the wrong word. It’s going to be a very unpleasant four years, my friends. And unless their liberal followers are seriously dipped in cash, maybe enough will wake up to turn things around.
Until then, 86 all things 46. 2022 and 2024 are our last hope and salvation.
Sharon Lee, Voices of Capitalism