John R. Houk
© May 25, 2020
The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic thrust on America and the world by a totalitarian Chinese Communist government is a real fact even if Globalists, Dem-Marxists and the Leftist MSM propaganda machines spout a contrary lie.
That Chinese pandemic has had a chilling effect on the American way of life. For Americans willing to open their eyes a fortunate effect is the full display of how a Dem Party dominated U.S. government will literally rule with despotism ignoring the U.S. Constitution.
Then there is President Trump. A man who has trusted bureaucrats way too much from the very beginning of his first term in Office. Trump has been proven to me a man of good intentions for Americans yet duped by RINOs, GOP Globalists and government bureaucrats intent on Globalist agendas more than American Liberty and Patriotism.
I have no idea how Trump will pull a team of Americans to correct past badly placed trust. BUT I DO KNOW Trump is at least a stall stop gap if reelected to another 4 years as President. A Dem President will run America despotically just as Dem Governors have operated during this Chinese perpetrated Pandemic virus exploited toward American ruination and potential submission to a ChiCom dominated New World Order.
I FOR ONE WILL NOT SUBMIT TO A ChiCom NWO in my AMERICA!
Justin Smith has two recent submissions to this Blog reflecting growing American frustration with the Federal and State government ignoring the U.S. Constitution and the spirit of the Declaration of Independence that freed Americans from past foreign despotism.
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Conscience Asks ‘Is It Right’?
The Darkest Time In American History
By Justin O. Smith
Sent 5/22/2020 11:20 PM
“And on some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.” ~ Martin Luther King, January 14th 1968, Santa Rita, CA
When will Americans stop supporting those very men and women in Congress, from both sides of the political aisle, and this administration that are America’s very Destroyers?
Charles Montesquieu, famous philosopher and theorist, noted in 1748 that for a despotism to survive and thrive, fear must be present. A despot must not allow his subjects to sense him loosening his grip on power, or they will pounce and take him down, so he must keep them in fear of his power and previously displayed tendency to use force, for his power over them to last.
Why is America currently allowing despotic governments their way, by and large? As I see many protesters in many states demanding the states reopen, I can only hope this rejuvenates the population to once again create a majority of liberty-loving, responsible, courageous “give me liberty or give me death” people.
It is past time for America’s patriots to spill the blood of her tyrant’s on the Tree of Liberty and to nullify the very governments that have nullified our rights.
Of late, I have had a great bit of time to consider many things about this nation, this exceptional country called “America”, that has given me so many fond memories from my childhood, such as trips the family made to Monticello and Mt Vernon, the homes of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. I could probably regale many with tales of the culture of rugged people who founded this America we love so well, but somewhere along the way, my appetite for storytelling has disappeared during the post-TARP journey most of us have made through this American Oblivion after 2008, as the mindless, soulless economic vampires mandate that no one is too big to fail and the Federal Reserve acts like the florist in the Little Shop of Horrors, cooperating with career liars and moneychangers.
America is being destroyed by men and women in Congress, on both sides of the aisle, and the Trump administration, in front of the reopen calls and a hard push for more stimulus and in the wake of the COVID event. Casting aside any pretense, the Republican Party, under the Trump Brand, has completely abandoned any once held conservative values and any semblance of advocating for fiscally responsible government. And Trump and his New Republican Party are now the new face of Democratic Socialism and a new “conservatism” that holds no price is too high to pay, just as long as Big Government grows bigger and Individual Liberty shrinks.
Fearing what a damaged economy will do to his presidency and his re-election chances, Trump has spent rivers of money, bleeding the U.S. Treasury and the American people for trillions of dollars that pushes an unsustainable national debt — currently hitting $25 trillion and charging warp speed to $40 trillion in the near future — off onto the next generations, in an attempt to stave off the Greater Depression and save his chances for another term in the Oval Office.
Don’t believe me? What would one call the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, priced at $350 billion, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, sucking away $2.2 trillion and the CARES Act intervention for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, at a cost of $500 billion, if not more Big Government Democratic Socialism, the sort that would make FDR grin ear to ear?
Adding insult to injury, immediately after signing the CARES Act into law, President Trump began advocating a ‘Very Big & Bold” $2 trillion infrastructure plan, and that can only lead any reasonably cogent thinking individual to also conclude President Trump full well intends to sign Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, despite his and Senator Mitch McConnell’s protestations. The Republicans will make a show of tweaking and reshaping this 1800 page monstrosity, loaded with giveaways to special interest groups, while leaving it largely intact, and they will cave to the Democrats, once again, as sure as the sun sets in the west.
Far too many Americans are allowing individual liberty to be damaged and suffer harm, as they look at each issue through the prism of Trump’s personality, hating or loving him depending on their party affiliation. It’s a shame that they can’t see, that by and large, regardless of who presents the case, Republicans on one side and Democrats on the other, the legislation all seems to be prepared in the offices of Wall Street.
Well before the 2008 economic collapse, the U.S. economy was teetering in a precarious position, and our economy never fully or properly recovered from those days to the present, exacerbated by many economic bubbles and zero interest rates, and when interest rates were raised, liquidity was virtually nonexistent and repo markets became unstable. Still, the Federal Reserve ignored the declining economic conditions and the historic levels of national, corporate and consumer debt, as they continuously promulgated the fiction that the U.S. economy was “strong” and “in recovery” from December 2018 to the present, knowing they were lying and that the economy was on the brink of a breakdown.
And in the meantime, the federal government and the state governments both delivered terrible blows to individual liberty from the onset of this virus event, that was used by the Federal Reserve Bank, certain complicit Congressmen, corporate CEOs, lobbyists and Wall Street to provide cover for the economic crash they created. The fact that the central banks set this collapse in motion has largely been ignored by the mainstream media and the statists, globalists and communists of America who are anxiously and gleefully blaming the pandemic for everything that followed, during the shutdown, including the “selfish” American patriots who have stood firm for their individual liberty and defied the lockdowns.
Although President Trump is currently stating that “we’re not closing our country”, if it’s hit with a second wave of COVID-19, from the outset, Trump has stood on the side of those despots, who seem to misunderstand government’s role in society, such as Dr Anthony Fauci of the CDC, as he initially went along with many of the draconian guidelines that soon were enforced as “law”, across the states, only to later come out and champion people in various states defying shutdown “orders”. Even as Trump flip-flopped from saying America can beat the virus without a vaccine to announcing the U.S. military will be administering it, his Enablers cheer, as they largely demand the country open again.
On May 21st, Trump exuded confidence as he noted the following, regarding any resurgence of COVID:
“We’re going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country. … Whether it is an ember or a flame, we’re going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.”
It’s too bad that Trump didn’t advocate this same position from the start of the COVID-19 event that led to catastrophe for America, when even then a great number of Americans, real experts, were loudly exclaiming that never before in history had America ever completely shut down its economy as a measure to combat a virus.
Gates and his criminal cronies have engaged in intense agitation and propaganda of late, as they advocate a continuance of this disastrous shutdown until everyone has been vaccinated, and in mind-boggling fashion, Americans now see many Democrat Governors trying to keep the shutdown going within their states, regardless of the wishes and pleas of the people. And so too have we witnessed the despotic attitudes in the wild-eyed communist Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, whose arrogant statements go beyond the pale and sound as if a foreigner spoke them, the transsexual Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania and the Health Director of Los Angeles.
It appears that the current plan across the board, from the federal level on down to the local, regardless of what is opened, is to continue to mandate the anti-Freedom of Assembly “social distancing” and masks, as a bit of false protection against the minimal threat of COVID, in order to continue to force everyone to comply with illegitimate, unconstitutional government “orders” and stop any dissent. Also, the flawed tests will continue, and contact tracing of individuals will start, as tracking technology is implemented nationwide. And all of this culminates with the ultimate goal of forced mass vaccinations, despite Trump’s assurances to the contrary.
Lost jobs and thousands of destroyed small businesses are just collateral damage for those who would be kings, and it has all been achieved through phony science and its proponents who have corrupted their own data, doctoring the death count by calling any death a COVID death, if the deceased exhibited any of its associated symptoms. Hospitals too have helped perpetrate the fraud on the American people, for financial gain, since they receive $13,000 from Medicare for each COVID patient and $39,000 for each one placed on a ventilator.
Some obvious questions need answering: Why are thousands of businesses being forced to remain shutdown, with their owners threatened with fines and jail, while corporate giants like Walmart and Home Depot have been allowed to remain open the entire time? Why are abortions deemed “essential” but orthopedic surgery is not? Why are liquor sales “essential” but religious liberty is not?
Ironically, only moments after I started this piece, on Friday May 22nd, President Trump announced a long overdue order for Governors to allow houses of worship to reopen immediately as “essential”. He stated: “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now — for this weekend. If they don’t, I will override the governors.”
This is something that should have gone without saying and should have been a given, from day one, just as it was with Walmart. Why was Trump so slow to arrive to this decision?
This tyranny that was rushed upon the people has nothing to do with medicine, our health, or actual science, and everything to do with forcing the ultimate inversion whereby the government is attempting to overreach and take unauthorized powers, as if it can now do anything it pleases and the American people must beg its permission to leave their homes, hold a job, assemble with their fellow Countrymen, worship in their churches, visit parks or beaches or patronize certain businesses. The American people are witnessing all pretense cast aside as an astounding number of elected officials across the land rush to enforce complete illegitimate totalitarianism.
The despots of the American states and within the bureaucracy of the federal government issued their diktats, and all those who advocated for their individual rights or actually exercised them by defying the decrees were denounced, shamed, censored and arrested in so many instances, that one finds it hard to believe we are still living in America. Anyone who disagreed or was seen as unwilling to sacrifice for the common good was denounced as “selfish”.
However, just to set things straight, it isn’t selfish to fight for one’s rights and to want to work and be productive. It isn’t selfish to be more concerned with one’s own welfare and the welfare of one’s family and friends than the welfare of strangers, the public or the government that supposedly represents us all. One’s desire to live free and with one’s right to liberty completely honored is not selfish.
America is in the midst of the largest psychological operation in the history of mankind, and one cannot help but observe how fast so many have completely submitted to this overreach and abuse of power during this national lockdown. Even though a large number of Americans say they don’t trust politicians or the media, one could not tell from their initial obedience, and now, having witnessed tens of millions bow to their power, these politicians are emboldened, and no matter what transpires in the near future, the long-term cost to freedom and liberty has been tragic in comparison to any loss of life to the virus.
All of this brings to mind a great quote by Joe Sobran, a constitutional scholar and journalist for the National Review: “By today’s standards King George III was a very mild tyrant indeed. He taxed his American colonists at a rate of only pennies per annum. His actual impact on their personal lives was trivial. he had arbitrary power over them in law and in principle but in fact it was seldom exercised. If you compare his rule with that of today’s U.S. Government you have to wonder why we celebrate our independence.”
Americans must awaken to the fact that all risk in life cannot possibly be eliminated, and it is delusional to try to accomplish such a feat; edicts in pursuit of such are tyrannical and to comply with them suicidal. And any betrayal of one’s own conscience and the surrender of individual rights to the collective for safety’s sake, always ends in misery, destruction, despair, terror and death, a lesson all will learn as our society moves through the darkest time in American history.
Americans will remain free, so long as they do not succumb to an immobilizing fear. It will require fighting for our rights, our freedom and our lives by way of word and deed, our passion and diligence to the cause of the same, in order to assure all these rights to ourselves and our families and countrymen. Our rights and the pursuit of life and liberty can only be assured and ensured through our refusal to conform, our disobedience and our refusal to comply with any tyrannical order that tramples on our God-Given Rights, while we also see such tyranny destroyed and replaced with true freedom and liberty protected and defended by a government truly of, by and for the people.
By Justin O. Smith
NO: We’re Not All In This Together
Even If It Means Hell On Earth
By Justin O. Smith
Sent 5/24/2020 3:24 PM
Even though many Americans recognize most of the “orders” handed down from on high, by federal and state governments, from the very start of this COVID event were illegal and illegitimate, they still ask those of us who oppose the government diktats, “Why can’t you do as I did and come along with us for fellowship?”
They love their catch phrases such as “We’re all in this together” and “Alone together”.
And say we die, and they are sent to Heaven for doing as their conscience implored and demanded, and I and my Fellow American Patriots are sent to Hell for turning away from that which our own conscience implored and demanded. Will they come along with me and my Countrymen for the same convenient fellowship they now demand?
So many Americans have lost their way and are willing to go to Hell — and consign the rest of their Countrymen to that same Hell — for the sake of not rocking the boat, adopting the age old “go along to get along” mentality.
They want to keep peace with their wives, not lose their jobs — are desperate to open their businesses, even at half capacity and under tortured restrictions that all but assure they will go out of business, if they haven’t already.
They want to be able to actually attend church in person, in a most engaged manner, to eat inside a restaurant, and get a haircut. And to those ends, many are far too willing to give up more liberty than they know and to … come along. To sigh and don the Mask of Fear and walk between the painted lines, like herded cattle, as if they had just been arrested for something. They are far too willing to accept the “new normal”, that expects us to behave and accept less than the same treatment any free person should rightfully see daily, as if they and each human on the planet is a COVID-dripping Typhoid Mary … all for the sake of fellowship and being “Alone Together”.
They suggest in an insane manner that all of this is reasonable, even necessary; or, at the very least, that it’s something we just have to go along with.
Even if it means Hell on Earth.
By Justin O. Smith
Americans! REMEMBER the Declaration and Constitution
John R. Houk
© May 25, 2020
Conscience Asks ‘Is It Right’?
NO: We’re Not All In This Together
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