9/11, GWOT, Osama & Hamza Killed


By John R. Houk

© August 1, 2019

 

Way back on September 11, 2001 Osama bin Laden headed the Islamic terrorist organization responsible for killing 2,977 people instantaneously in New York City, the Pentagon building, Shanksville PA airline crash and the passenger victims on three other flights.

 

Art Moore reported in September 2018:

 

More than 2,000 first responders have died from diseases related to the toxic fumes and dust at Ground Zero in New York City.

 

Thousands more, perhaps as many as 10,000 people, have been diagnosed with 9/11-related diseases such as cancer and severe respiratory disease.

 

The Daily Wire in September 2018 used some USA Today statistics to report:

 

  • In 2017, 23 current or former members of the New York City Police Department died of 9/11-related diseases. That’s the same number of NYPD members that perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

  • The FDNY lost a stunning 343 members on Sept. 11, 2001. Since then, line-of-duty deaths linked to 9/11 are approaching 180, now well over half lost on the day of the attacks. So many have died since the attacks that last year, a new tablet had to be added to the Hall of Heroes at 1 Police Plaza to accommodate all the names of the fallen.

 

  • One FBI agent was reported killed in Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; as of this August, the FBI reports a death toll of 15 from cancers linked to toxic exposure during the subsequent investigation and cleanup.

 

  • According to John Feal, founder of the Feal Good Foundation that supports 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, there have been more losses so far this year – 163 – than in any year since he started tabulating them in 2008.”

 

American-hating Muslims followed the dictates of their revered writings to make the entire world submit to Islam or kill those who refuse to submit led to nearly 3,000 immediate deaths on American soil. Those attacks way back in 2001 are still killing Americans in 2019. That day on a September morning made Roosevelt’s day that would live in infamy – where “2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians” not as infamous in comparison to 9/11. I wonder how many Americans continued to die from the affects of that Pearl Harbor attack for years to come – even after WWII. Now 65,811,500 died as a result of WWII, all those millions died to combat or massacre scenarios. Not one (excluding the Pearl deaths) of those WWII millions died from the post-affects of the Pearl Harbor attack at least not in the same way FIRST RESPONDERS from 9/11 are still dying today.

 

THANK GOD a significant majority in Congress passed and President Trump signed September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on July 29.

 

According to Brown University’s Watson Institute, American and Allied troops that have “ died fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had passed 6,900 at the end of 2018.” Those numbers relate to 17 years of an eighteen year old war still happening. WHY?

 

Because an Islamic Supremacist from Saudi Arabia in his perceived safe have in Afghanistan decided to kill people on American soil for the glory of the moon-deity turned into a monotheistic god called Allah. It is my suspicion more Muslims who may or may not publicly agree with the global dictates of Islam shouted Allahu Akbar on 9/11.

 

So yes, as what Leftists, Multiculturalists and far too many Muslims would guess by now, I am not very friendly toward any part of the ideology inherent in Islam thus calling me with their epithet of Islamophobe.

 

As such, I was quite pleased with one thing accomplished in the Obama Administration: The demise of the perfidious instigator of this current war on terrorism, specifically Navy SEALS killing Osama bin Laden in his Pakistan hideout in an Abbottabad compound on May 2, 2011. Just in case you are not privy to the location of the Abbottabad compound, it was remarkably close to a Pakistani elite military academy leading many – including myself – to believe Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was hiding bin Laden from the USA.

 

Even though Afghanistan is hardly a unified nation. It is my humble opinion America should began pulling out of Afghanistan after the 9/11 perpetrator faced American justice. I have no doubt the reason the U.S. Military has maintained its Afghan presence because of the common belief the still powerful Taliban would ultimately reassert control of the nation enforcing Islam’s draconian Sharia Law brutalizing all who do not submit to said Islamic Sharia. Also Afghanistan would again become a haven for globalist-Caliphate-minded Islamic terrorists taking potshots not only at American and Israeli interests but toward anything portraying Western Culture. Europe’s idiotic Multiculturalist policy has already disrupted the European rule of law towards trying to add incompatible Islam, think how much worse for those folks with an Afghan protected terrorist haven aimed at the West.

 

At any rate, I had heard Al Qaeda had been grooming Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden to take the reigns of terrorist leadership. From a 1600Daily.com alert I have learned that Hamza bin Laden has been killed. Al Qaeda will have to look for another loony Muslim for charismatic leadership.

 

The media outlets reporting Hamza’s death are mum on the details of the how, where and when. I’ve only found the BBC willing to report Hamza’s death was accomplished by a U.S. airstrike. My guess details may be lacking because an actual body hasn’t been spotted and perhaps only distant drone video footage has led to the assumption of death.

 

VIDEO: Hamza Bin Laden ‘killed in air strike’ – BBC News

 

Posted by BBC News

Published on Aug 1, 2019

 

Hamza Bin Laden, the son of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, died in an air strike, US media outlets report, citing intelligence officials. The place and date of death were unclear. The Pentagon did not comment. Bin Laden, thought to be aged about 30, had released audio and video messages calling for attacks on the US and other countries. As recently as February, the US government offered $1m (£825,000) for information leading to his capture.

 

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To date, time will tell if Hamza survived an airstrike or died ending Islamic terrorist aspirations.

 

So far Heavy.com is the best run-down on profiling Hamza bin Laden. Below is that cross post.

 

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Hamza bin Laden Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

 

Central Intelligence Agency –  Hamza bin Laden pictured in a video released by the CIA in 2018.

 

By Paul Farrell

Updated Jul 31, 2019 at 4:33pm

Heavy.com

 

Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, is dead, NBC News reported on July 31. Hamza had been expected to take over as al Qaeda leader. He was 30 years old. His death has not been officially confirmed. The NBC report was later confirmed by the New York Times.

 

Hamza bin Laden is one of Osama bin Laden’s living wives, Khairiah Sabar. Sabar was present during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound that resulted in the death of the 9/11 mastermind. Hamza was at a training camp at the time of the raid. The current leader of al Qaeda is Egyptian eye surgeon Ayman al-Zawahiri.

 

The NBC report says that Hamza’s death was confirmed by three U.S. officials. The New York Times reports that the U.S. was involved in Hamza’s death. In February 2019, the CIA offered a $1 million reward for information regarding Hamza’s whereabouts.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Hamza Was Born to a Child Psychologist Mother in Saudi Arabia in 1989

 

VIDEO: Osama bin Laden’s son urges attacks on the west

 

[Posted by CNN

Published on Aug 14, 2015]

 

The Associated Press reported in March 2019 that Saudi Arabia, where Hamza was born, in the city of Jeddah in 1989, had revoked his citizenship. That AP article identified Hamza’s mother a child psychologist who was also from Jeddah. Jon Gambrell wrote, “She gave birth to Hamza, their only child together, as al-Qaida took its first, tentative steps toward the Sept. 11 attacks.”

 

FBI Seeking Info Hamza bin Laden

FBI Hamza bin Laden’s wanted poster.

 

Hamza’s latest wanted poster from the FBI says that he was suspected to be in either Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, or Iran. The poster concludes with the lines, “Hamza bin Laden is wanted for questioning in connection with his membership in the Al Qaeda organization and his public declarations threatening the security of the United States.”

 

  1. Hamza Is Said to Have Been Extremely Popular Among Rank-and-File Jihadis

 

VIDEO: US offers $1m reward for Bin Laden’s son – BBC News

 

[Posted by BBC News

Published on Mar 1, 2019]

 

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan wrote in September 2017 that “Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organization his father founded. The article said that Hamza was looked upon fondly by “rank-and-file” jihadis. Soufan added that Hamza was seen as a new figure who could unite jihadis across the world due to the collapse of ISIS. The article’s title referred to Hamza as being “al Qaeda’s Leader in Waiting.”

 

Those writings were echoed by Professor Fawaz Gerges told the BBC in August 2017 that Hamza was “the new face of al-Qaeda – he is charismatic, he is very popular with the rank and file. He was his father’s favorite son – everyone, even for the last ten years, has been talking about Hamza succeeding his father.”

  1. Hamza Is Rumored to Have Married to the Daughters of Al Qaeda Leaders

 

VIDEO: Bin Laden’s son apparently married 9/11 hijacker’s daughter, reporter says

 

[Posted by CBS News

Published on Aug 4, 2018]

 

The FBI said in 2018 that Hamza had married the daughter of Al Qaeda senior leader Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, aka Abu Muhammad al Masri. al Masri has been indicted for his involvement in the bombings of the United States Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

 

The Guardian reported in August 2018 that Hamza was also married to the daughter of Mohammed Atta. Atta is considered to have been the lead hijacker on 9/11. Hamza’s uncles, Ahmad and Hassan al-Attas told the newspaper that their nephew had taken a senior role within Al Qaeda and was planning revenge on the U.S. for the death of his father in 2011. Ahmad said in the interview, “We have heard he has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta. We’re not sure where he is, but it could be Afghanistan.”

  1. Al Qaeda Released Audio in 2016 in Which Hamza Called for War Against Israel & the U.S.

 

Osama bin Laden

 

The SITE Intelligence Group published audio in 2016 that had been released by al Qaeda. Hamza could be heard calling for war against Israel and U.S.

 

VIDEO: We Are All Osama’: Bin Laden’s Son Pledges To Continue Father’s Fight

 

[Posted by Newsy

Published on Jul 10, 2016]

 

The act of promoting Hamza was an attempt to capitalize on the 30-year-old’s last name. Security analyst Peter Bergen told CNN at the time, “Obviously, he has the family name. He’s now playing a propaganda role, and he’s a lot younger than some of the other leaders of al Qaeda, in their 50s or their 60s.” In 2008, the Daily Telegraph reported that Hamza made similar calls for war against the United Kingdom.

  1. Hamza bin Laden Was Originally Reported to Have Been Killed in the 2011 Raid that Killed His Father

 

VIDEO: Why is Bin Laden’s son seen as a threat now?

[Posted by euronews (in English)

Published on Mar 1, 2019]

 

In the confusing aftermath following the SEAL Team 6 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011, the New York Times reported that one of those killed in the firefight was Hamza bin Laden.

 

On May 6, three days after the raid, the Guardian reported that Hamza’s remains had been removed from the compound. By May 11, the Daily Beast was reporting that Pakistani authorities were saying that Hamza had not been at the compound at the time of the raid and was considered to be on the run.

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9/11, GWOT, Osama & Hamza Killed

By John R. Houk

© August 1, 2019

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Omar Giggles Through Interview About Al Qaeda, Ocasio-Cortez Responds


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The Left’s Moderation of Conservative Media


In case you were unaware, the online publication BuzzFeed is a lying Left-Wing Internet rag hugely responsible for spreading Leftist propaganda, disinformation, misinformation and even tipping toward downright lies. In essence BuzzFeed is the Prince of notorious Fake News. Of most infamy is the publication of the discredited Steele Dossier used as a Dem pretext to exact a silent coup against President Trump via the mechanizations of a Left-dominated Federal bureaucracy in the DOJ and various Intelligence Agencies.

 

Looking at BuzzFeed’s infamous notoriety for Leftist hit pieces, Mark Alexander in his Thursday column openly wonders about Buzzfeed’s interest in the operation The Patriot Post.

 

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The Left’s Moderation of Conservative Media

They are relentless and use Gestapo tactics.”

 

By Mark Alexander

July 17, 2019

The Patriot Post

 

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please. But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it.” —Benjamin Franklin (1789)

 

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Sometimes I am able to plan a topic more than 48 hours ahead of my deadline. This started as one of those weeks. But as with the best-laid plans, sometimes it’s necessary to alter them. (I’ll say a bit more on that original topic at the end of this column.)

 

The Patriot Post has become the target of a thinly veiled effort to undermine the reach of our conservative voice. That effort was launched by one of the biggest entertainment/news tabloids on the Web, BuzzFeed, with a review claiming that we’re “the biggest mystery in conservative media” and raising questions about the team “behind one of the oldest conservative” online news organizations.

 

BuzzFeed’s media editor, its resident expert on “fake news” (I know, the irony is rich), has used that platform for his inquiry. When a Leftmedia outlet with a budget hundreds of times the size of our small grassroots organization targets us — a “David versus Goliath” contest, if you will — it creates a quandary.

 

We have a longstanding Patriot Post policy: “Don’t swap spit with a jackass.” But when the accuser has a huge platform, as one of our editors noted, “to leave misinformation uncontested is tantamount to suggesting that it’s true.” And while it’s likely that none of you, our readers, are even aware of the BuzzFeed accusations, rebut we must.

 

Sometimes criticism is intended to be constructive.

 

Last week, for example, I wrote about the rise of a new genre of digital-media arbiters of truth, in which I mentioned a new media accountability effort, NewsGuard, and explained how it worked. I further noted that whenever humans render opinions about the world around them, they inevitably bring a bias to that perspective.

 

However, undergoing NewsGuard’s process of evaluation was helpful to our team. It employs a battalion of professional journalists, which we have never claimed to be, and their questions and suggestions helped us improve what we do.

 

On the other hand, sometimes criticism is intended to be destructive. With BuzzFeed, and the leftist academic social-media “expert” who pointed them at us with a clear agenda, their intent was something other than constructive.

 

The inquiries about The Patriot Post started with BuzzFeed’s “fake news expert,” Toronto-based Media Editor Craig Silverman. He seems like a decent person whose left-of-center bias is mostly the byproduct of being caught in a Leftmedia echo chamber.

 

The timing of Silverman’s appointment to his current position is ironic, as it came just before BuzzFeed’s Leftmedia hacks published the infamous fake “Russian Dossier,” a completely fabricated opposition-research document funded by the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. That provided the fodder that mainstream-media outlets like CNN and MSNBC needed to promote as the basis for the Democrat/MSM propaganda machine’s bogus two-year Trump/Russia collusion investigation, a ruse to obstruct Trump’s MAGA agenda.

 

Suffice it to say that the fake dossier has since been completely debunked, but not before BuzzFeed issued yet another bombshell fabrication, prompting special prosecutor Robert Mueller to take the unusual step of calling out the BuzzFeed report as fake news. Buzzfeed will never shed the ethical malpractice for this partisan “fake news” charades. (See “Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story.”)

 

For his part, Silverman now distances himself from the term “fake news,” because Donald Trump has successfully hung that moniker where it belongs: around the necks of the Leftmedia. And while it’s entirely possible that Silverman really wants to eradicate the purveyors of misinformation, he’s leading that charge from one of the most prolific propagators of misinformation on the Web.

 

As you may know, BuzzFeed is having serious problems.

 

Founded in 2006 by Left Coast native Jonah Peretti, the company had over $300 million in revenues in 2018. Notably, $84 million of that was from Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Netflix, and yet, according to The New York Times, “the company still loses money.” Amid a decline in traffic, BuzzFeed is laying off hundreds of its news staff because, as Silverman told me, the profit is on the entertainment side.

 

As for BuzzFeed’s collaboration with Facebook, it is notable that the latter was just issued a $5 BILLION fine for breaches of privacy, which is why nobody should trust such platforms with any personal information.

 

When he inquired about The Patriot Post’s unusual model of accepting no advertising, Silverman said, “Refusing ads is a notable policy given that email lists are huge moneymakers … and The Patriot Post’s has been built up over more than 20 years.”

 

As for our principled reasoning for refusing advertising, I referred him to our About page, which explains, “Our website pages and emails are certified ‘Ad Free.’ Because we do not depend on a single penny of ad revenue, we focus solely on providing you content that is actually newsworthy — worthy of your time — rather than constantly churning the ubiquitous topics which now dominate the Leftmedia’s relentless 24/7 recycled spin.” Additionally, “We are not sustained by any political, special interest, or parent organization, and we do not accept advertising to ensure our advocacy and editorial content is not restrained by commercial influence — as is the case with all mass media outlets. Our website and email editions are free of advertising clutter.”

 

Silverman actually lamented that BuzzFeed’s model is built on churning news to bait “viral” clicks and ad views to generate revenue. I appreciated his candor. (I would note that, unlike BuzzFeed, our unconventional model has kept us operating in the black since our first year on the Web — a decade before the advent of BuzzFeed and its brand of entertainment media.)

 

Regarding Silverman’s inquiry, one of his followers asked a good question: “What was the point … to inform us a conservative news platform uses pseudonyms and doesn’t accept ad revenue? Okay … thanks for the info?”

 

GRYGIEL AND WARREN CELEBRATING ‘GAY’ MARRIAGE

 

To help answer that question, I asked Silverman who first brought The Patriot Post to his attention and why. He responded, “Professor Jennifer Grygiel” of Syracuse University, a leftist colleague who “tracks partisan media” and “teaches a course about BuzzFeed. … I previously spoke to her class.” He said he promised to give her a byline if he published a story about The Patriot Post.

 

So this inquiry did not originate at BuzzFeed. It started when a hard-left LGBT activist, an assistant professor of communications from upstate New York, who promotes herself as a social-media expert, fed Silverman the story. He says it was because of our social-media growth. But there are thousands of social media pages that are growing, so why is Grygiel so interested in The Patriot Post, and how many others has Silverman written about?

 

A few weeks ago, there was a complaint lodged against our Facebook page about a meme, which correctly asserted that there are only two genders. This resulted in a takedown and penalty from Facebook. Suspiciously, following that complaint, Grygiel contacted Silverman.

 

Grygiel, who prefers the pronoun pseudonym “they,” identifies her areas of expertise as social media, memes, media regulation, police media, social justice, LGBTQ youth advocacy, race, and gender, but her specific expertise appears to be how to get social-media outlets to restrict content that doesn’t comport with her political and social views.

 

In short, Grygiel and her ilk are forming the new front against the First Amendment.

 

When I asked Silverman if he was aware of her political views, he responded. “I don’t know Grygiel’s political views.” Given their collaborative history, that reply seemed somewhat less than candid.

 

To be fair, though, I also asked him what his impression of The Patriot Post was, and he responded, “I looked at recent issues of the digest and found them to be filled with interesting information and commentary. … So when it comes to your core product my personal opinion [is that] it seems to be of pretty high quality.”

 

He and Grygiel clearly did, however, find other Patriot Post viral memes offensive: “One meme mocking vegans,” they (by which I actually mean the two of them) reported, “generated more than 2.9 million shares, reactions, and comments, and another chiding Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor David Hogg attracted more than 2.1 million engagements.”

 

Anti-Vegan – Anti-Hogg TPP Humor

 

My response? The vegan meme was intended as humor, but most Leftists are humorless. And let me state emphatically, the assertion that Hogg is a “shooting survivor” does a disservice to actual survivors, like my friend and Patriot Post writer Roger Helle, who, as a Marine in Vietnam, survived being blown up, shot on two different occasions, and bayoneted — three Purple Hearts. He, not Hogg, is a real “survivor.”

 

When I asked about the motive for and objective of his collaboration with Grygiel, Silverman insisted “straightforwardly there is no intent to reduce your publication’s reach or undermine you.” Their next move will establish if that is true.

 

Another major point of contention in Silverman’s inquiry was our writers’ and editors’ use of pseudonyms, the “Publius” model from The Federalist Papers. This is another unconventional practice, like not taking advertising, which he simply could not grasp.

 

I explained that, since our inception, as noted on our About page, “As was the case with The Federalist (Papers) in 1787, the premier resource for understanding the Liberty and Rule of Law enshrined in our Republic’s Constitution, and from which we derive much of our constitutionally constructionist editorial inspiration, The Patriot Post is published under the pseudonym ‘Publius,’ and many of our editors and advisors are listed likewise.”

 

I noted that as we’ve grown over the years, I began offering new grassroots contributors the opportunity to choose a pseudonym or use their legal name. Some have chosen the latter.

 

Based on his fascination with pseudonyms, I asked Silverman if he’d written about how his publication’s CEO had set up fake websites under the names of real people in order to slander them, including one that attacked Second Amendment advocate John Lott (which Peretti admitted in a legal settlement, including his apology).

 

Silverman responded, “I’m not familiar with the examples … you cited and couldn’t comment on them without more research.”

 

(OK, let me make The Patriot Post research easy for the leftist inquisitors: We are actually a Russian front operated by Markovich Alexanderovich. We set up shop two decades before Trump announced his 2016 candidacy, so we could ensure he would defeat Hillary Clinton.)

 

Another point regarding our decision not to promote personalities… President Ronald Reagan, on his Oval Office desk, kept a small engraved plaque with the words, “There is no limit to what a man can do … if he does not mind who gets the credit.” That simple axiom defined how Reagan conducted his presidency: It was about the ideas, not about him.

 

That same plaque sits in front of my office computer today — where it reminds me, it’s about Liberty, not about us. That’s the “Publius” model, the Reagan principle, and our practice. But again, the MSM self-promoters can’t begin to fathom that principle.

 

Silverman also asked if I would put him in touch with some of the conservative leaders who provided favorable comments about The Patriot Post in years past. I contacted them, and predictably, nobody expressed an interest in talking with anyone associated with BuzzFeed.

 

However, the most widely known of those who offered praise for The Patriot, responded, “They are relentless and use Gestapo tactics.” But these speech-suppression methods are more akin to Stalinist tactics, which are also the inspiration for the “antifa movement” — the self-styled anti-fascists who are actually fascists.

 

The effort of leftists to silence Christians and conservatives, especially grassroots Patriots who promote Liberty, is relentless.

 

But as another notable stalwart advised me to tell our team, “We’re all in this together. Onward!” And onward we go.

 

There was a surfeit of other “misinformation” and “contextual omissions and errors” in the BuzzFeed inquiry.

 

Update: Regarding the Silverman/Grygiel article, as one might expect from tabloid media, they doxed the location of our humble storefront, despite the fact (or because) they knew that created risks to our staff and their families. (They have since removed that information from the article.) They doxed the names of my family members even though they knew there were no financial or material connections with The Patriot Post. (While we know who the Silverman and Grygiel families are, mentioning them would be far beneath our ethical standards.) They implied that we had misused two short quotes about The Patriot Post obtained 15 years ago, but they did not contact the individuals who were quoted. And they implied that our use of pseudonyms is nefarious, despite the fact I have always been easily identifiable through public media interviews, which ironically, is how Silverman knew who to contact. Likewise, the ownership of our company, Publius Press, Inc., has always been a matter of public record. Again, the “Publius principle” has never been about not revealing individuals, but about not promoting individuals.

 

Finally, about my original topic…

 

AF Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro & Marine Sgt Dakota Meyer

 

In stark contrast to Silverman, Grygiel, and their stripe, the evening their inquiries began to post across the Web, I was with friends and colleagues raising support for Honoring the Sacrifice, headed by my young friend Andrew Smith. Andrew also makes the wooden flags we sell to support OEF and OIF disabled vets.

 

Among other wounded veterans helping with this effort were former AF Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, and Medal of Honor recipient and former Marine Dakota Meyer.

 

I commend for your consideration supporting Honoring the Sacrifice.

 

As always, we ask your prayers for the Lord’s blessing for the protection of and provision for our uniformed Patriots and veterans and their families.

 

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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America’s Twilight Zone


Justin Smith seems to be the only person to have noticed I took a couple days away from blogging which means I didn’t check my email. I am certain you have run into this Justin submission on other Online venues under one title or another. I am choosing the title “America’s Twilight Zone” from among the choices offered by Justin.

 

America’s political climate is incredulously divided largely fed on distorted, twisted and oft times just plain freaking lies from the bulk of the Mainstream Media. Even the most Conservative of the media in Fox News tolerated without any pushback Progressive (I prefer Leftist) political contributors calling President Trump a racist for tweeting against Jew-hating Marxists like the so called “Squad”.

 

SO WHAT! If President Trump said this Squad plague on America should go back to where they are from. I realize only Omar Ilhan is the only foreign born immigrant of the four, but all four profess such anti-America … check that … UN-AMERICAN comments and policies they are not worthy to be American citizens. AND THAT SENTIMENT is not racist because I believe for anyone – Red, Yellow, Black or White – who spout the same load of crap as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib should leave the USA if they insist on transforming America into anti-Liberty Marxist (the deceptive narrative of Democratic Socialism) State.

The Squad and their ilk are continuing the efforts to depose Donald Trump from the Office of President because frankly, Trump is a huge monkey wrench in the transformation mechanizations of the Dem Party.

 

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America’s Twilight Zone 

The Seeds of Destruction

 

By Justin O. Smith

Originally sent  7/13/2019 5:53 PM

Updates sent 7/13/2019 6:52 PM and 7/15/2019 4:41 PM

 

Traitors to America, one and all, the perpetrators of the Russian collusion hoax are dancing in a pool of gasoline, highlighted by the past two years of Democrat and RINO subversion of every branch of the U.S. government to affect a coup against a duly elected president. This plot required high officials of the CIA, FBI, and Obama’s Department of Justice to commit felonies, and most of America knows who committed them. And, in the certain knowledge that Special Counsel Robert Mueller set out from the start to frame President Trump with either collusion or obstruction, battle lines are being drawn ahead of Mueller’s July 24th testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

 

Nothing could reveal the sham investigation Mueller pursued more than his team that was filled with obvious Clinton insiders such as Andrew Weissman, an attendee at Hillary’s aborted “victory party” on election night 2016, who just happened to run the DOJ’s Fraud Section for Obama during Hillary Clinton’s “Uranium One Scandal, at the same time Mueller was FBI Director and Uranium One was being investigated by Rod Rosenstein. Jeannie Rhee, a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation, and several other former Obama era DOJ staffers were also assisting Mueller’s attack on President Trump.

 

Leading the nation into the veritable Twilight Zone, during his May 29th press conference, Mueller perpetuated his leading lie that “Russian intelligence officers” launched a “concerted attack on our system” during the 2016 Presidential election by using “sophisticated cyber techniques” to “hack into computers and networks” used by the Clinton campaign and leaking the information. And although none of this actually happened as outlined by Mueller, Russian election hacking was the reason to attack the President for obstruction of justice, when in fact, President Trump was simply defending himself and the nation against a charge that was founded upon a false premise from day one.

 

It’s worth noting too that Mueller’s bulls**t “not exonerating” President Trump inverted “innocent until proven guilty” into “guilty until proven innocent”; and the protestations of Mueller’s assistants through letters and press conferences have served to further prove Mueller’s extremely palpable political prejudice.

 

On July 1st, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) stated: “… we already know — Bob Mueller has told us — that a Democratic administration started an investigation into a conspiracy with Russia that didn’t exist. That’s bad enough. It would be a whole lot worse if it turns out that (the) same Democratic administration continued that investigation by breaking rules at the FISA Court.”

 

An investigation started in March 2018 by Inspector General Michael Horowitz will most certainly unravel much of this and prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that former Obama officials acted criminally. Although it was supposed to have already been completed by now, according to Catherine Herridge, Fox News investigative journalist, and reported over the 4th of July weekend, “key witnesses … into alleged government surveillance abuse have come forward at the 11th hour.”

 

Catherine Herridge at Fox News continued: “… at least one witness outside the Justice Department and FBI started cooperating — a breakthrough that came after Attorney General William Barr ordered U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead a separate investigation into the origins of the bureau’s 2016 Russia case that laid the foundation for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.”

 

Considering FBI lawyer and coup conspirator Lisa Page’s September 2nd 2016 email that stated President Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing”, it is highly unlikely that President Obama was in the dark on the dangerous machinations and the actions undertaken by the Directors of National Intelligence, DOJ, FBI and CIA, regarding the illegal FISA warrants they used against President Trump. Much more likely, John Brennan kept Obama completely informed, as they abused power and covered up numerous crimes and the cover up of Uranium One and the plan to exonerate Clinton on her misuse of classified information too.

 

In April of 2016, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers shut off access to the NSA’s most advanced surveillance systems, after he discovered surveillance abuse by James Comey, James Clapper, and John Brennan, advising the FISA Court of the violations in October 2016. Rogers found that the Obama Administration had used PRISM to access raw data under illegal FISA 702 authority to spy on prominent Republicans and political opponents, which is extremely illegal and a total violation of the civil rights of all Americans, and he briefed President Trump on the situation a week after the election.

 

Is there any doubt left in America that if anyone “colluded” with Russians to interfere in the 2016 election it was the Clinton Campaign’s Fusion GPS disinformation section, which created The Narrative, with the assistance of CIA Director John Brennan, and advanced it to the willingly complicit FBI led by James Comey and the news media?

 

It’s been said “the wheels of justice turn slowly but grind exceedingly fine, and now that U.S. Attorney General Barr and others are analyzing Mueller’s miscarriage, it isn’t any wonder that Mueller looked defeated during his May 29th 2019 press conference.

 

Representative Peter King recently told John Catsimatidis (AM 970 ‘The Answer’]: “There is no doubt to me there was severe, serious abuses that were carried out in the FBI and, I believe, top levels of the CIA against the President of the United States or, at the time, presidential candidate Donald Trump … All of this is going to come out. It’s going to show the bias … the baselessness of the investigation, and how dangerous it is to democracy.”

 

It seems that far too many weak and stupid Republicans do not have the spine to fight the good fight for freedom and liberty in America, even to counter high treason, as they improperly advise President Trump to “move on now that he’s been cleared, rather than prosecute those who intended his political assassination, in order to see these bastards placed under a prison somewhere in Uganda. He must demand a vigorous prosecution from his Justice Department and Attorney General Barr, as he and others set forth to restore America’s confidence in their intelligence agencies, the institutions of government and the rule of law, and in order to ensure success in this endeavor, President Trump must absolutely win reelection.

 

The seeds of the destruction of the nation were sown under the Obama administration, and now, regardless of who wins in the end, the Democratic Party will never accept any terms or yield any radical ideological ground, since from day one, they never accepted the election results, and they are still advocating a nonsensical impeachment plan, reinforcing the fact they are no longer willing to play by the rules and through the peaceful social construct of the ballot box. Any chance of compromise is long past, so it’s all or nothing going forward for American patriots, in order to ensure that Democrats never again receive the opportunity to so egregiously abuse power, through their easy lies and deceptions, the machinations of political sociopaths.

 

America and the Trump administration hold one of the last few chances to halt unimpeded secret agendas and bring these traitors to justice and cleanse them from the ranks of the intelligence groups, and, short of indictments, trials and convictions that make these traitors pay for their treason with decades of their lives spent in prison, “the rule of law” will become seen as unreliable, random and capricious, favoring the elite and wealthy interests, and being worse than no law. America will face a massive rise in civil strife, if not civil war in our country, in the face of anything less, perhaps slowly unfolding or maybe all at once; however, it will come in its own time, unless those good and decent Americans left in the country can deliver righteous punishments to all involved in creating the most nauseating and destabilizing period in American history.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Liberty Suppressed


Justin Smith tackles the assault on American Liberty and a Free Market Economy. The threat: Left-Wing lies as truth and the slow criminalizing of what has made America Great.

 

They say sex without consent is rape. Then what is government by coercion and force upon those who do not consent to its authority over them?” ~ Neal Ross

 

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Liberty Suppressed

Freedom and Liberty Are At Risk

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 6/28/2019 9:18 PM

 

Independence Day is a now a day that has no real meaning for far too many Americans today, as nearly half the nation works tirelessly to destroy our republic and the principles it was founded upon, and the rest of us can barely believe that some who want to lead the nation, Democrat communists and Republican globalists (RINOs), hold a vision, that would reduce us all to serfs serving the government rather than the government serving the will of the people; and a good portion of both sides simply want a barbecue and a good time.  America’s domestic enemies see state power as paramount over individual liberty, and unless America’s youth starts standing up and remembering how much blood was shed for their freedom and the rights they so casually abuse as they trash America in so many ways, from their anti-American speeches to their attempts to destroy the basis of America and our Judeo-Christian principles, everyone, my children and grandchildren and yours too, face dangerous times ahead.

 

Anyone who listened to Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren share her horror over states making gains in halting abortion understand that true liberty and individual rights, even states’ rights, mean nothing to the Democrats. Warren called for a federal law that codifies Roe v Wade, with the certain knowledge that the federal government treasury would be used to coerce states to fall in line, as has been done regarding so many other federal laws.

 

Even at the local city and county governments, citizens witness elected officials, claiming to be “conservatives”  — who think they know better than the people — go against the will of the people, just as the city council in Murfreesboro, TN and  also Rutherford County council did recently when they voted a thirty-five percent and six percent tax increase respectively to pay for services and pay raises and to preserve a government “savings account”.

 

Our republic uses democratic mechanisms to govern, while certain checks and balances and the Bill of Rights were also put in place to protect the individual’s rights. The principle of good governance as set forth by Thomas Jefferson and many of the Founding Fathers acknowledges that the rights of the individual are paramount over anything else one might consider in any government.

 

Read the unredacted parchment drafted by Thomas Jefferson. It presents an important distinction, in that it reads the “Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America”, not the “Declaration of the United States of America.

These were thirteen independent states, on that hot summer day in 1776, not a “United” States in the singular, a State to be held together at gunpoint or through coercion, and these sovereign states were comprised of sovereign individuals who gave their consent to be governed, not ruled. However, today a stark contrast exists between the single State governed by the central authority of the federal government and the once sovereign states that have become nothing more than administrative districts.

 

Since 1865, “consent of the governed” has become a heretical phrase and must not be spoken of due to its implications. No one now living consented to such an all-powerful centralized government, and if consent is a moral prerequisite to legitimate government, the government of the United States — the singular behemoth, the Leviathan — is illegitimate on the face of it. And we have allowed ourselves to become subjects, not citizens, speaking holistically, since some of Us have fought government intrusions on individual liberty and states’ rights all our adult lives.

 

Think You’re “free”? Try not paying excessive taxes, as we recall that the War of Independence was fought, in part due to the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Tea Act of 1773 and three pennies added to the cost of a pound of tea.

 

The fact that government can levy an excessive tax against Us today and take any amount of our money it arbitrarily determines is “fair” belies the notion we are free. Whatever of our own finances we retain is only by sufferance and not by right.

 

Even though you are an adult, who is responsible for your own choices concerning your safety, try not fastening your seat-belt as you cruise down the highway on a sunny Saturday drive.

 

One never really owns their property either. No matter how much one paid for it or how many years it has been paid off in full, one is forced to continue paying money to a government whose exactions and existence were never consented to by him.

 

And for many Americans, such as President Trump and even myself, who have often stated, “America will never be a socialist country”, America is already well on its way to being just that, if not an authoritarian fascist state, noted by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to be “corporatism” and the “merger of corporate and state power”. Think of “too big to fail“, Bear Stearns and American International Group and the 2008 economic collapse and today’s Big Tech subsidies.

 

America began a major slide into fascism around 1913, and from that point on, when America enacted many of the ideas enumerated in Marx’s ‘Communist Manifesto’,  like a progressive income tax, a national centralized bank,  government ownership of land, government ownership and control of communications and transportation, government schools, regulation of installment buying, price controls and farm subsidies (corporate farms), government housing, social security and “free” education, and several other items. This has essentially resulted from a convergence of capitalism and socialism, a bit at a time, and not only has it slowly destroyed our economy (note that the current economic “boom” won’t last) education and the nation’s moral compass, it gave rise to the utter corruption of our political system and the Deep State.

 

By contrast, in a true capitalist system an actual free-market exists that is unfettered by government interference, finding its own level as the market demands at any given time. Supply and demand are self-regulating, and government controls are unnecessary limitations on economic freedom.

 

Today, far too many Americans have come to see government as their “rescuer” in their longing to have every need met by someone else. They expect government to solve all their problems, and that’s a real problem, since everything the government “gives” us exacts a price from our individual liberty, not to mention that D.C. draws sociopaths to it like a pile of cow manure draws flies.

 

Just as in Venezuela, our Deep State actors, in cooperation with billionaire socialist George Soros, have been most thorough in representing the current economy as a “capitalist economy”, even though America has not had a truly free-market capitalist system in over a hundred years, and they have facilitated full socialism into the political realm. And, when our economy finally does collapse under the weight of the current out-of-control spending and the ever growing fascism and socialism, these anti-American, anti-freedom authoritarians will attempt to fool Americans that capitalism is the problem and socialism is the cure, laying the blame at the feet of capitalism.

 

The socialist Presidential candidates, such as Bernie Sanders, who wants to forgive all university tuition debt and make healthcare “FREE” also, argue that “capitalism” has failed, and while it is true that the gap between the rich and poor is greater today than it has ever been in modern times, and that the middle class is shrinking and the elite oligarchy of the upper class is growing wealthier, it is due to the insertion of socialist policies into the economy. Pointing to capitalism as the problem is based on more falsehoods and fallacies than I can list; such claims are undeniably false.

Capitalism has not failed, but rest assured that the socialists’ dream of making education and healthcare — the two largest rackets in America — “free” only further ensures that Americans will be turned into debt slaves and bankrupts; and, to date, socialism has always failed in the basic mission to prepare young minds for life’s reality and to “first do no harm.”

 

All of the socialists’ policies in education and healthcare would still do nothing to reform the patent idiocies of the gender studies departments and the current misinterpretation and application of Title IX that infringes on heterosexual rights. Those policies also cannot rescue the “victims” of self-inflicted obesity and diabetes from their toxic consumption of Big Macs, Frosty dairy desserts and fries, since these dynamics rest on the wheels of futility, often depression and self-loathing, for which there is no happy ending outside of drastic changes in behavior.

 

One must also fully understand governments, especially under Obama and even under President Trump, always move in a direction of more control; just look the politicization of the IRS, FBI and the DOJ and the passage of the FISA Reauthorization, bump stock regulation and various new bill proposals. Given enough time, governments always create a state of despotism, and historically, governments never voluntarily reverse their level of control and introduce greater liberty.

 

Although the number is disputed by some, even President Ronald Reagan once noted that there are roughly 20,000 laws regarding gun control alone, and that’s just the federal illegitimate “laws”. So many other “laws” exist that it’s been estimated the average American commits approximately three felonies each day, and this makes the authorities’ task very simple, if for any reason they wish to victimize you. Just ask the Bundy Family, Hammond father & son, LaVoy Finicum’s Family, Lt. General Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen and a few others.

 

Thomas Jefferson once stated: “Even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

 

God help America if the Democrats take the majority in the Congress and the Oval Office anytime in the near future and implement a more stringent and authoritarian form of the morally corrupt, economy destroying and de-civilizing ideology of socialism and the sick social system it embodies. Their system must be exposed for all the obnoxious, abhorrent and hellacious ideas it represents.

 

Too large a segment of America no longer cares for individualism, free markets, personal freedom and free minds, and in fact, they now mock the very virtues America was founded upon. They may have some ill-formed, nebulous notion on ethics that they borrowed from the Boy Scouts, but they basically assert that socialism and communism are as equally good as capitalism, while their reigning philosophy is a mixture of Marxism, identity politics, anti-male feminism and anti-white racism.

 

The institutional damage along the way has been epic, and the scene today is a debris field of broken ideas, that strayed far and away from the Founding Principles and the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution. The far left still advocates the failed Marxist vision as having national support and purpose, as they rush to implement and organize a chaotic demolition of pretty rigorous American values and traditions and even historic monuments and paintings, in their insane desire to eradicate our republic, a country that still may be the “home of the brave” but is now barely recognizable as the “land of the free”.

 

America is the only country in the history of mankind that was founded on the principles of individualism and personal freedom, that manifested in the early rugged American independent nature of America’s people. America is still special, still unique and still that Oh So Exceptional nation that has millions across the globe rushing towards Her shores, even if it’s becoming harder to see the fact and the light of liberty shining from Lady Liberty’s torch is growing dimmer each day.

 

As the Founders’ spin in their graves, America is now rapidly nearing the point of the ultimate inversion, where the government is free to do anything it pleases and our individual liberty is suppressed and we must bow to the altar of the state and beg permission to act. And this is the stage of the darkest times of human history, the stage of total dominance and rule by violence and brute force.

 

Is it too late to restore and save our beloved America? Nothing is ever too late if it serves a righteous cause, and I defy anyone to name any better causes for Us to firmly stand together and defend than our God Given Rights, the Bill of Rights and individual liberty in America, even if it takes us into the streets of our nation in armed conflict and civil war.

 

A certain chapter in American history is closing and the future of America and freedom is at risk. Those of Us who love freedom and liberty and America must grab hold of the moment to seize the 21st century for our children’s children and their children and generations beyond to ensure their economic prosperity and liberty and a 21st century that becomes all the Founders envisioned, full of an appreciation for life and all America originally represented, God’s glory and grace.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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I’m With Wilders Pertaining to Faux-Palestinians


John R. Houk

© June 28, 2019

I have long believed that as long as Arabs reside in Israel’s Judea-Samaria hollering for Israel’s destruction and death to Jews, Islamic terrorism would plague Israel. I discovered today from Israpundit (which is blog cross posted from Arutz Sheva [INN]) that Geert Wilders of the Netherlands is publicly advocating something he broached in 2010. Namely, that is the transfer of Jew-hating Arabs calling themselves Palestinians to Jordan.

 

After all when Israel proclaimed its Independence in 1948, at least six invading attempted to destroy the restored nation of Israel of which Jordan was one. The invaders’ goal: Destroy Israel, drive Jews into the sea (i.e. genocide) and divvy up the land between the invaders. NO INDEPENDENT ARAB STATE was envisioned by the invaders. Many Arabs fled their homes in the new Israel fearing reprisals from Jews due to past mistreatment and atrocities perpetrated by Arabs. ALSO the fleeing Arabs were convinced they could escape the ravages of war and return after the invaders’ bloody victory.

 

Victory did not work out for the invaders and the only nation to gain land via invasion was Jordan with the actual help of British Army Officers securing Judea-Samaria. The Arab Legion rank and file began expelling, killing and desecrating Jews in the process. THEN annexing Judea-Samaria west of the Jordan River (area renamed West Bank) and officially renaming Transjordan into Jordan in a 1949-1950 process of events.

 

 

Of Interest:

 

Britain’s Role in Creating and Bolstering Up Jordan While Being Against Israel; By Nadene Goldfoot; Jewish History in the Land of Israel; 4/19/16

 

Judea And Samaria: The Annexation Case; By Dov Ivry; Dov Ivry Blog on The Times of Israel; 8/5/18 11:14 AM

 

1948-1967: Jordanian Occupation of Eastern Jerusalem; Sponsored by CAMERA; The Six Day War

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NAKBA; By Robert Werdine; Think-Israel; 5/15/12

 

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Wilders: ‘Transfer all of the Palestinians to Jordan’

Right-wing Dutch lawmaker pushes alternative to Trump’s Mideast peace plan, calling for transferring Arabs from Judea & Samaria to Jordan.

 

By ARUTZ SHEVA

June 28, 2019

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Geert Wilders

 

A right-wing Dutch parliamentarian is calling for the transfer of Palestinian Authority residents from Judea and Samaria to Jordan, offering the plan as an alternative to the US-backed ‘Deal of the Century’ Middle East peace plan.

 

Geert Wilders, chairman of the rightist Party for Freedom (PVV), said Thursday in response to this week’s US-backed economic summit in Bahrain that President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan was part of a futile effort to maintain the Palestinian Authority, which he called a “bottomless” well the international community has been “throwing money into in vain”.

 

Speaking with Dutch reported Ernst Lissauer Thursday, Wilders offered his own plan, first unveiled in 2010, as an alternative to the US plan.

 

“A fifty-billion dollar plan for the Palestinians was presented to the world by the US this week in oil state Bahrain,” Wilders said.

 

“For more than two years, work has been done on a Middle East peace plan that should end, among other things, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The financial part of the plan was presented to the world in Bahrain this week. A ‘Marshall plan’ that should put an end to the bottomless Palestinian well into which the UN has been depositing money in vain for sixty years.”

 

But, Wilders continued, there seems to be little support for the plan in the European Union, with the money being “coughed up mainly by rich Arab states.”

 

“In The Hague there is hardly any interest in this Trump project. My plan, the Wilders plan, is a better plan; all Palestinians back to Jordan.”

 

In 2010, Wilders proposed renaming the Kingdom of Jordan as ‘Palestine’, and turning the country into a homeland for residents of the Palestinian Authority.

 

“Jordan is Palestine. Changing its name to Palestine will end the conflict in the Middle East and provide the Palestinians with an alternate homeland.”

 

The PVV, which is now the second largest faction in the Dutch House of Representatives, came under fire by the Jordanian government for the proposal, which Jordan described as “delusional”.

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The Sad Truth


Super PACs.

This informative article provides a good reason to contribute directly to your candidate of choice rather than a Political Action Committee (PAC). For that matter I stopped donating money to the National Republican Party because of the influence of Establishment RINOs who consistently vote with Dems. In 2020 I’ll be giving my money directly to a Conservative candidate, especially if a RINO needs defeated in a Primary. Indeed, RINOs are the reason I’m a registered Independent rather than a Republican.

 

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The Sad Truth: Political Hucksters Harm the Conservative Movement

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  6/9/2019 4:02 AM

 

All of Conservative America would not be surprised to hear that money given to the Democratic Party, a largely immoral and criminal party, and its political action committees (PACs) is misspent and goes into the pockets of the organizers more so than it gets to any candidate, but they expect much more from the Republican Party which claims to represent the “Moral Majority”. The sad truth is that conservatives are being defrauded and scammed by PAC operators and fundraisers on or near every election cycle and during every major unfolding political crisis. And a lot of self-proclaimed watchdogs sound one false alarm after another rather than expose the efforts of former allies of President Trump to line their own pockets, diverting funds away from endeavors that would actually facilitate President Trump’s agenda, a major problem that is also experienced in many other Republican campaigns.

 

Each new election and each new political cause finds Americans inundated by repetitive pleas for money that can and often do quickly change focus to the scandal of the day, whether it is pertaining to illegal immigration, Obamacare, Hillary Clinton escaping justice or Benghazi and Islamic terrorism. Old PACs associated with dormant issues or newly neutralized politicians are shifted to newly perceived money making issues.

 

These groups run all sorts of polls and studies, and they know where the profit is to be found among conservative base voters who are searching for outsider candidates, and their scams eventually take their toll. Conservatives think they are giving to a greater cause than themselves, but when results are short due to the lion’s share of the money being siphoned off by so-called “consultants”, everybody soon gets burned out and quits donating money, even to the legitimate causes.

 

Just prior to the 2018 elections, the Tea Party Majority Fund raised $1.67 million and donated $35,000 to candidates. During this same period, Conservative Majority Fund raised $1 million and donated $7500, while Conservative Strike Force raised $258,376 and donated nothing to any candidate.

 

Put Vets First raised approximately $4 million, in 2018, and only gave $9000 to candidates.

 

In 2014, out of $43 million raised by thirty-three separate political action committees, supposedly affiliated with the Tea Party, only $3 million was spent on ads and candidates facing tough campaigns often highlighted in the appeals. The rest went to operating expenses, including $6 million to companies owned or managed by the operators of the PACs, according to a study by Politico.

 

Also in 2014, the Black Republican PAC raised $700,000, and it only spent one percent of those contributions on candidates and ads supporting them, according to government filings.

 

It’s also worth noting that the 2015 National Draft Ben Carson for President PAC raised thirteen million dollars, none of which went to Mr. Carson. Armstrong Williams, business manager for Carson, said: “People giving money think it’s going to Dr. Carson and it’s not … Our hands are tied. We don’t want people exploited.”

 

In 2016, Roger Stone’s Committee to Restore America’s Greatness raised $587,000 and only spent $16,000 for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

 

Great America PAC raised nearly $29 million from small donations, in 2016, and donated $30,125 to candidates running for federal office. In 2018, donations totaled $8.3 million with almost $32,000 going to candidates.

 

Some PACs also make large payments to vendors they own or are run by people who work for them, as an unscrupulous means to hide how much the PAC consultants are making, which is exactly what the Senate Conservatives Fund and American Crossroads were caught doing one year. Such payments don’t have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission, so nobody really knows where the money goes, and all of this should set off red flags for donors, as it represents a huge conflict of interest and facilitates fine and decent Americans being separated from their hard earned dollars through the perpetration of a fraud.

 

Even worse, most of these PACs prosper off of outright, blatant lies they tell conservatives. Milwaukee’s Sheriff David Clarke didn’t want to run for the Senate in Wisconsin, and Laura Ingraham, Fox News host, wasn’t interested in running for the Senate in Virginia. The PACs play the hero for conservative values and freedom against the many real threats of today, and some they invent, when they’re actually nothing more than coastal political operatives keeping most of the money for themselves.

 

All of this has severely hurt the Conservative Movement in America, by possibly being a large factor in the GOP’s loss of control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This loss has severely damaged President Trump’s policy agenda and has him wasting too much valuable time on defense.

 

Imagine how different results might have been in 2018, if only $10 million of the roughly $177 million raised by PACs had been spent on real campaigns in the twenty House districts that Republicans lost by five percentage points or less. The extra $500,000 per campaign might just have made the difference in Mia Love’s district in Utah, where she would have won, if she had only received 625 more votes.

 

In Maine’s 2nd District, Bruce Poliquin needed about 3500 more votes. Karen Handel, running in Georgia’s 6th, needed 8000 more votes; and, in California’s 21st District, David Valadao lost by a mere 900 votes. [Ibid.]

 

Day after day, year after year, little old ladies are called and emailed with dire news and warnings that America’s future is at stake if a certain amount of money isn’t raised in a specific time frame — that the nation is doomed — and so, these little old ladies donate money that many of them really can’t afford, because they love America and believe they’re making the world better. Unfortunately all they are doing is making these telemarketers wealthier. And in the meantime, conservative candidates are losing elections, biting the dust, convinced that if they had just had another few hundred thousand dollars, they might have been victorious.

 

Any Trump supporter or conservative should be livid.

 

Going into the 2020 election season, Conservatives must do their dead level best to make contributions directly to the candidate’s campaign office, or better yet the candidate himself. Stop handing your hard earned money over to the political hucksters seeking to cash in on the angst of conservative voters and end this terrible blight on the Conservative Movement, ridding it of those self-interested confidence men acting at cross purposes to America’s best interests.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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