Evening Edition - June 4

June 4, 2020 |

MATTIS LUNACY

You might have heard about that statement released by former Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis, accusing President Trump of making a “mockery” of the Constitution, of being the first President in his lifetime who tries to divide the people (say, didn’t he work under Obama?) and of threatening a military assault against peaceful protesters who are simply seeking justice. He adds, almost as an aside, that “we must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers.”

Actually, Trump has made it crystal clear that he agrees with the prosecution of the officers responsible for the death of George Floyd (he put the FBI on the case), and he supports the First Amendment rights of peaceful protesters. That alleged “small number of lawbreakers” are hardly a footnote, they’re the entire problem. The threat to use the military was made because they are wreaking havoc on our cities by burning, looting and rioting. If this were simply a peaceful protest, or if the mayors and Governors of those areas weren’t proving incapable of or unwilling to stop the violence, there would be no need for threat of federal intervention. And far from being unprecedented and unconstitutional, Trump’s threat is perfectly legal under the Insurrection Act, which has been invoked over a dozen times by previous Presidents, most recently to end the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

So in short, Mattis’ claims are divorced from reality and make no sense. Trump is threatening to use a power used by other Presidents before him to end violence and rioting, not to launch a D-Day type assault on peaceful protesters. As RedState.com puts it succinctly, Gen. Mattis’ statement, with all due respect, is “just nuts.”

But click the link to read more because they go into some much-needed background details that might help explain why he released it. They also note that if Mattis is so opposed to dividing the American people, then why did he say nothing about the incredibly divisive Russian collusion hoax for three years, even though he had knowledge about Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn that could have stopped it before it got started.

VIOLENT PROTESTS CONTINUE

The violent protests continue to rage. In Brooklyn, some cops were on anti-riot patrol when a man casually walked up to them, pulled out a knife and stabbed one officer in the neck. Fortunately, he missed the artery and the officer will survive. The assailant was shot multiple times after shooting two other officers in the hand, reportedly with a gun he grabbed off a cop.

One unusual twist is that the violence and protests have actually united all sides in one area of agreement: that New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio should resign immediately. Black Lives Matter demanded he resign for defending the police after a police van that was surrounded and under attack drove through the crowd, while more conservative voices want him to resign for his failure to control the violence and lawlessness, coming on the heels of his coronavirus policies. A petition to impeach him that’s been around for 10 months just gained 25,000 signatures overnight.

The most shocking thing to me is that it took this long. DeBlasio inherited a revitalized city from Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg and promptly started taking right back into the blight it suffered under his mentor, David Dinkins. His campaign should sell blue caps reading “MIBA: “Make It Blighted Again.” He’s living proof of the power of the Democratic Party machine to scare away challengers, and that Nancy Pelosi was right when she said that in some places, a glass of water could get elected if it had a (D) after its name. At 6-foot-4, he’s a tall drink of water, so he fits that description perfectly.

Finally, it’s possible the name Manuel “Manny” Ellis may become the next George Floyd. This has been under the radar because there was no viral video and it's not clear what actually happened. But it’s not likely to stay out of the news for long. This is the kind of case I was writing about, with ambiguous evidence that calls for calm, deliberate investigation and the public reserving judgement until all the facts are in, if such things are still possible. Let’s all pray it doesn’t pour more gasoline on the fire.

FAR-LEFT TACTIC

I’ve written before about the tactic of far-left groups, many backed by George Soros, to target low-turnout primary elections in one-party areas where people don’t vote because they assume the incumbent is safe or it just doesn’t matter. This is how they get far-leftists like AOC elected. They’ve particularly focused on D.A. races, since voters pay little attention to those. Getting a far-left D.A. into office helps to achieve their idea of “justice reform” by simply refusing to prosecute criminals. For instance, declaring that the poor need things, so they shouldn’t be prosecuted for shoplifting less than, say, $500 worth of merchandise a day. Or that they don’t have cash for bail, so they should be let out on their own recognizance, to commit another crime, get arrested, get released, lather-rinse-repeat ad infinitum.

And now, it’s been reported that Saint Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner (who was backed by a Soros-funded PAC) released all 36 rioters and looters who were arrested, and they’re already back on the streets.

If nothing else, I hope this teaches voters that there is no such thing anymore as an insignificant election that it’s safe to ignore. In every election, you need to study the candidates, then show up and vote as if your life depends on it, because it very well could.

This sounds like one of those “feel good” laws that was passed by people who weren’t thinking so good. In Florida, there’s a law banning the sale of guns and ammunition during a declared state of emergency due to riot or civil unrest. Citizens are also banned from carrying a gun or ammo while in public during such times.

If you don’t think too deeply about this, it kind of makes sense. You don’t want rioters having easy access to weapons, right? Or hotheads committing violence. But hold on: the rioters are already rioting and committing violence. They’re throwing bricks and setting fires and looting. The people who need guns are law-abiding citizens trying to protect themselves from rioters and criminals. At the precise moment when they most need self-defense, this law prevents them from obtaining it or carrying it in public.

This should serve as a warning to law-abiding citizens to prepare in advance for times when they might need to defend their homes and families. I’ve heard that a lot of gun-hating liberals in riot-torn blue cities are trying to buy guns to protect their families, homes and businesses and discovering to their panic that gun stores are sold-out, closed or there’s that pesky waiting period that they demanded. Now they know how a woman who’s had her life threatened by a violent ex-boyfriend feels when she's told she has to wait a week or so to buy a gun.

The really dumb part of this law is that if it’s meant to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, any who want them probably already obtained them before they started robbing and looting. At least, they’d better have, because if they think they’re going to get them by looting a gun store, that might also be an example of not thinking so good.

PROJECT VERITAS ANTIFA EXPOSE

There's a chilling new expose video from Project Veritas, for those who insist that Antifa is imaginary or benign, and not actual cancer on America.

It’s a former Antifa member, describing the group’s tactics and goals, how they maintain secrecy, and how they train members to commit acts of violence and get away with it. And anyone who thinks that they can’t be branded a domestic terrorist group (even though one of their goals is to silence opposition by terrorizing people) because they’re not a centralized organization is living in a fool’s paradise.

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  • Gladys Joseph Edakattil

    06/05/2020 11:16 PM

    Governor, What is wrong with Gen. Mattis and Sen. Grassley? I’m afraid they’ve allowed their heart and mind, brain and their eyes to drop down to their bottoms and not thinking right or seeing right! I wish I could fire Grassley! He doesn’t keep his promises! What happened to his promise to investigate the supposed leak from Sen. Feinstein’s Office at the Kavanaugh Hearing!! He lied! How dare he wants to stop the nomination of Christopher Miller just because the President fired 2 inspector generals which is allowed within his discretion and right as the Chief Executive and the President by the Constitution??!! President has also the right to use the Insurrection Act, to quell what we see as a sizable group of people well-armed with whatever they can use as weapons riot, use arson, bricks, bats and whatever to break in to loot and steal what is not theirs, and destroy other taxpayers property when they themselves live on the tax money these people pay deliberately causing anarchy, destruction and bodily harm and death – especially when the Democrat Mayors, Governors, Police Commissioners and all others in authority don’t even lift a finger to deal with these thugs, marauders, killers to subdue them, arrest and prosecute them and get them off the street and bring in law and order and safety for the law-abiding citizens!! It isn’t surprising at all that none of the big shots on the Left raised their voices condemning these domestic terrorists – which they’re – the Antifa and their funders! We know they all gleefully support such despicable destructive behaviour in their eagerness to topple Trump Administration and, if that fails, hoping all this – Mueller Report, Russia hoax, Impeachment efforts, Covid19 Crisis and now, the destructive riots with the National Guards deployed would cause Trump to lose the next election!! Mattis and Grassley must be two of the Rhinos and the Elitists who want to get the President out of the WH along with others like Comey, Rosenstein, Wray, etc.!! Rosenstein is another blatant liar. I don’t believe anything he says! He knew everything that went on, and exactly what he was doing, and, so does Christopher Wray! They both are not for the President Trump! What is wrong with the high and mighty Elite Republicans, Senators and Congressmen. They’re quick to judge President Trump but don’t have the guts to stand up with him and fight for us ordinary Americans! So far, the only persons besides the President who have the backbones to fight for us are VP Pence, Pompeo, Carson, Jordan, Nunes, and few others – but not enough considering what’s at stake! Others sway according to the wind! Much more ore prayers are needed for our country, the President, the present situation, the coming elections and the future of our Nation.

  • Gladys Joseph Edakattil

    06/05/2020 10:28 PM

    Governor, What is wrong with Gen. Mattis and Sen. Grassley? I’m afraid they’ve allowed their heart and mind, brain and their eyes to drop down to their bottoms and not thinking right or seeing right! I wish I could fire Grassley! He doesn’t keep his promises! What happened to his promise to investigate the supposed leak from Sen. Feinstein’s Office at the Kavanaugh Hearing!! He lied! How dare he wants to stop the nomination of Christopher Miller just because the President fired 2 inspector generals which is allowed within his discretion and right as the Chief Executive and the President by the Constitution??!! President has also the right to use the Insurrection Act, to quell what we see as a sizable group of people well-armed with whatever they can use as weapons riot, use arson, bricks, bats and whatever to break in to loot and steal what is not theirs, and destroy other taxpayers property when they themselves live on the tax money these people pay deliberately causing anarchy, destruction and bodily harm and death – especially when the Democrat Mayors, Governors, Police Commissioners and all others in authority don’t even lift a finger to deal with these thugs, marauders, killers to subdue them, arrest and prosecute them and get them off the street and bring in law and order and safety for the law-abiding citizens!! It isn’t surprising at all that none of the big shots on the Left raised their voices condemning these domestic terrorists – which they’re – the Antifa and their funders! We know they all gleefully support such despicable destructive behaviour in their eagerness to topple Trump Administration and, if that fails, hoping all this – Mueller Report, Russia hoax, Impeachment efforts, Covid19 Crisis and now, the destructive riots with the National Guards deployed would cause Trump to lose the next election!! Mattis and Grassley must be two of the Rhinos and the Elitists who want to get the President out of the WH along with others like Comey, Rosenstein, Wray, etc.!! Rosenstein is another blatant liar. I don’t believe anything he says! He knew everything that went on, and exactly what he was doing, and, so does Christopher Wray! They both are not for the President Trump! What is wrong with the high and mighty Elite Republicans, Senators and Congressmen. They’re quick to judge President Trump but don’t have the guts to stand up with him and fight for us ordinary Americans! So far, the only persons besides the President who have the backbones to fight for us are VP Pence, Pompeo, Carson, Jordan, Nunes, and few others – but not enough considering what’s at stake! Others sway according to the wind! Much more ore prayers are needed for our country, the President, the present situation, the coming elections and the future of our Nation.

  • Karolyn Hanna

    06/05/2020 08:50 PM

    I appreciate your daily messages and the Bible verses at the end of them. However on today's message from Philippians 4:13, I think you used an incorrect pronoun - I think it should be "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" rather than "which" strengthens me.
    Thanks again for your daily messages.

  • Dot Whitley

    06/05/2020 04:27 PM

    This country isn't divided by anybody except the people themselves. If the liberal nuts think that giving in to their demands is what it takes to unite a country then we will never be united. We were not united when Obama was president, because we never could be, and we are united with president Donald Trump. This is because we are true Americans, and the liberal crooks are alien's, because they disagree with what America really is . We are what we are, and they are what they are, and it will never be otherwise, by the grace of God.
    I thank the Lord for Donald Trump being who he is, and may God get the glory.
    Dot Whitley

  • Floyd A Unger

    06/05/2020 03:45 PM

    Thank you. Keep up the good work

  • Regena Brown

    06/05/2020 11:56 AM

    With what is happening in our country and the turn coats and traitors who have betrayed what our country was built upon and for, and now trying to destroy it because of personal gains or political agendas, has sickened me to the point of despair and I am so sad as to where we are today; and I look at the children that are protesting,,,,,where are their parents......where is the discipline necessary to control the situation? I pray that President Trump will be a landslide be re-elected and those like Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff are voted OUT of office and some decent sane individuals help upright our ship..... God Bless America.

  • Lynn Miller

    06/05/2020 11:19 AM

    Everyone here needs to go to Project Veritas and sign up for monthly online donations. And in the future, I hope when Veritas interviews undercover journalists, they will use a voice distortion device. Even face covered, the agent's voice could be IDd by his prior associate contacts in Antifa. These people are deeply evil, disturbed, criminals. They need to face capital punishment!

  • Melissa G Schere

    06/05/2020 10:52 AM

    There was a 40 year old man shot in his doorway by Phoenix police officers May 21st. Where is the investigation? Where is the justice? Why was he shot? The family has not been kept up to date. The “Journalists” have let it drop. Who, what, where, why? He is white, that should not matter. Where are the videos from the cameras on the two police officers?
    The mainstream media will not look into this case, why not?

  • Kevin J. Cook

    06/05/2020 09:59 AM

    Dear Governor
    It’s becoming more clear to me that white supremacy does exist and it’s once again the democrat KKK but this time the lynching of blacks is by their white Antifa.

  • Mark Fiedler

    06/05/2020 09:18 AM

    Isn’t it interesting that Gen. Mattis attended a Bilderberg meeting some time ago. Doesn’t that say something about his globalist viewpoints?

  • Rebecca Howell

    06/05/2020 09:11 AM

    Franklin Graham who I very much respect said George Floyd was a gentle giant who did a lot of good. Candace Owens said he was a criminal. Was he both?

  • Les Peters

    06/05/2020 09:05 AM

    Perhap's Mattis has something to hid during his time in the Obama administration, which is under investigation. This might be his way of detracting from that investigation and any involvement he may have had to unseat our president, along with others. Let's hope that Durham and Barr get things wrapped up before the election, so that the truth finally comes out.

  • Beth Crane

    06/05/2020 08:52 AM

    I really enjoy reading your news letter. I always look forward to see it in my email ever day. It’s good to read the true news that the media mob doesn’t want us to know.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/05/2020 08:10 AM

    I still believe a few moments of respect for the flay and its National Anthem still should bind the people of this country together at least on one front; If you have issues you can settle them without disrespecting the flag. The CCP's uses Lebron James half man half bike to disrespect the flag endorsing Kap and others for social injustice I am offended because I mind my own business I love life I worked to get to this point loving life yes Lebron watching you lose is a gift thank you the game you played is brought to you by fighting for what the flag stands for as soon as you become whole you will get it. Until then maybe you can play for china and take Kap with ya. Please no tv here keep all of you in china make more money there more than you ever dreamed of the best to ya.Yea CCP and you a good fit.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/05/2020 07:47 AM

    The media pushed the racist agenda when ever it can and uses who ever it can. When the MSM shows rioters in Baltimore or in any city what are people going to think and believe when the public sees the same actions theft destruction screaming foul and vile language carrying signs that want to kill police year after year, thats not my police my police manage rough and violent criminals and all without fanfare. I respect my police the same as our military personnel. I had written before in the suburbs or in the farm country where I am from we would not allow a police man treat a citizen the way Minneapolis police treated George Floyd; most people know country Hicks are decent and for the most part honorable people, we work with nature and respect it and thats why we want to respect people when we see rioters we have zero respect for that call it racism if you want, we don't want that type of character out here in the country the fresh air and open fields are what keep us sane and providing the rioter the food that they eat, steal, and destroy. Theft Destruction Killing Thats your nature not ours.

  • Darrell McKinnon

    06/05/2020 07:24 AM

    Keep up the good work! We really appreciate you insight and correct reporting of the news. There are some bad groups destroying our cities and small businesses right now. I hope that those small business owners can sue and collect for damages from Black Lives Matters and ANTIFA. I watched the news and saw some Blood and Crypt gang members running wild in the stores looting too. Not good when gangs have this much freedom. Trump needs to pull the trigger on sending help Whether it is welcomed or not by the mayors.

  • JC Holland

    06/05/2020 06:52 AM

    Why can't President Trump declare Soros a terrorist based on all the various groups he funds like Antifa?

    Then freeze all his U.S. assets.

  • Linda Orf

    06/05/2020 05:47 AM

    Regarding these braindead “officials” and past “officials” who speak out against use of the insurrection act; Of course they think it is caring everything to the extreme! They are locked down in their homes, with tall fences surrounding them, and nothing but CNN or MSNBC on their televisions. “What violence?” they ask.

  • Jeri Angeline Pappas

    06/05/2020 04:52 AM

    thank you for your news and comments regarding current events and people's actions. Your commentary gives me hope and support to "our" President who seems under fire 24/7. All are in my prayers daily.

  • Ruth F. Ford

    06/05/2020 02:00 AM

    Seems to me President Trump is going to have to call up the militia and they are going to have to use real bullets. It is insane to let these people burn, destroy & harm people.
    Also, the crooks in Gov. need to be seeing bars - including Obama & Clinton. Dreaming I know.

  • Kathie García

    06/05/2020 01:16 AM

    Let us be united in the power of Love, for only through Christ will we as One be able to defeat this threat upon our lives and liberty.

  • Carolyn Prater

    06/05/2020 12:27 AM

    Thank you for addressing the Mattis Lunacy--you are calling it just what it is! I hope President Trump reads these comments on your site. I hope he knows that the majority of Americans do support him, even though media puts out all kinds of so-called surveys that do not reflect the truth. I have never been polled and none of my friends ever have either! Funny how these lock-downs have kept the Trump rallies from happening, therefore the popularity of Trump hidden! President Trump, if you are reading this, the average American citizen appreciates your extreme hard work and your care for our country. We appreciate that you give God the credit, the Glory, the thanks, and that you acknowledge that this is a Christian nation--something which has not been said by another president for a long time! We love you! There is a war already going on in our country. It is not a germ. It is a real and planned effort to undermine the legitimate and duly-elected government in our country, therefore an attack on its very citizenry. The most important thing we can all do about this is to pray every day. Pray more than you ever have before. We need divine intervention!

  • Jimmy Humphrey

    06/04/2020 11:45 PM

    So “Mad Dog” is a turn coat. “No better friend, no worst enemy”, “ I don’t lose sleep, I cause other people to lose sleep”. Boy O boy. Mad Dog ‘s quotes are coming to light.

  • Stephen Greene

    06/04/2020 11:43 PM

    Love reading your daily. Our world is getting crazier everyday and until we start putting God back into our schools it’s only gonna get worse... god bless you

  • Jim Ross Lightfoot MC (ret)

    06/04/2020 11:39 PM

    I am miffed!

    My voice has been silent for quite some time. However, I am moved to comment on our current situation in this country we all love.

    Quite frankly, I am irritated, a bit confused, very tired of coronavirus lock down, appalled and, quite honestly, a good bit frightened.

    With a little classic country music playing in the background, Glen Campbell singing his 1968 hit “Wichita Lineman” at the moment, my mind is taken back to a far better time in the USA.

    It was a peaceful place with people talking to each other and settling differences through discussion and debate. Politics was a rough and tumble business, but the people did not hate each other. The two major parties worked together on ways to make the country better. They didn’t always agree, however they discussed the issue and took the best of both sides ideas and ended up with a final product that was usually better than either side had projected in the beginning.

    Social media and cable TV was not bombarding us each day with so-called news. Journalist were reporting the news accurately and without bias. Facts were not left out of stories to create a political spin one way or the other.

    People were not attacking each other on social media where they could remain anonymous and not have to take even a hint of responsivity for the mean and outrageous things they were writing. People’s reputations were not being destroyed by some unknown, less than human, attacker.

    I have been watching TV and postings on the Internet with my brain turned off to what anyone is commentating, just studying the pictures and videos.

    A few old country boy’s observations of what it looks like through these old eyes that have traveled on this rock we call Earth around the sun nearly 82 times...

    A nation in turmoil, plagued with a terrible virus, most likely produced and intentionally released by the Chinese, an uproar over the senseless killing of a black man in Minneapolis by a man, that according to his past record, should never have had a badge and a gun in the first place, politicians seeking our country’s highest office using the unrest for political advantage and stirring the hatred for political gain, black Americans releasing their frustration with the life styles they feel they have been forced to live by white people, rioting and destruction being organized and driven by well financed and organized outside interests.

    Good cops and military doing their best to calm things down and protect the property of innocent people, almost as many white people as black folks marching in peaceful and lawful protest, in some cases protestors are practicing social distancing, protestors are saying their piece, a right protected by our Constitution, many signs that say “black lives matter”. Yes, they do, in fact all lives matter. Police holding hands with protesters and bowing with them in recognition of George Floyd, my guess being they are praying for the Floyd family, the memory of Mr. Floyd and asking God to step in and end this foolishness.

    Looking back at the last two paragraphs the first thing that struck me was the negative one is much larger than the positive one.

    It would be easy to throw up our hands and admit defeat.

    As a nation, we cannot do that. There is way too much at stake here, primarily the future of our kids and grandkids.

    It’s time for those of us, black and white, that realize there have been many injustices to get off the coach, turn off the TV and get out and make a difference. No, we are not going to riot and burn, rather we are going to join hands with each other and build a peace and confidence in the USA that has never been heard before.

    We are going to get the message to our elected officials in the best way we can, invoke term limits by letting anyone that has been in Congress over 12 years know in uncertain terms that they are going to be defeated by someone that puts the country first and their own welfare way down the list. Is that not what our ancestors did? They gave up personal wealth and privilege to carve a new, vibrant and free country out of the woods.

    To vote out politicians that continually accuse those running against them of doing exactly what they are doing. And of course, the media feeds off this.

    Black and white people are going to work together to change the government programs that have caused so much hardship in our black communities by keeping the black population in poverty. Programs that were devised by politicians not for the purpose of helping people, but rather for the object of buying votes.

    We are going to provide and require vocational education to those in our ghettos so they can work their way out of poverty with decent jobs rather than selling drugs and other illegal activities. Not with programs devised to buy votes, but with institutional change designed to lift people up, generate pride and create a good, legitimate income acquired by gainful employment in a vibrant and growing economy.

    We are going to go to those in leadership positions and demand they quit the hatred and spreading of descent. Yes, take it straight to them, in their faces so there is no misunderstanding of the people’s intent.

    Sound too ambitious? Not if you love this country and want to save her from a government that controls everything you do, including the way you think. Too ambitious if you don’t want your children and grandchildren to live under the iron fist of a government that has no respect for individual rights? Too ambitious for a country ruled by an elite class that lives in luxury while the rest of us suffer in poverty? Too ambitious to save your job or small business? Too ambitious to keep us from turning into a third world country?

    I don’t care what denomination or church you may belong too, we all have to pray and pray hard for a peaceful resolution to the tragedy we are in. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “and if my people, over whom my name has been invoked, being converted, will have petitioned me and sought my face, and will have done penance for their wicked ways, then I will heed them from heaven, and I will forgive their sins, and I will heal their land.

    Don’t you believe this land is worth healing?