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Having served their purpose as security/partisan media prop, thousands of National Guard troops in DC, who were already insulted by having their patriotism questioned and their political views investigated, were kicked out of the Capitol and told to go sleep on the ground in a parking garage with one electrical outlet and one bathroom for 5,000 troops. After a huge public outcry, including from Democrats such as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, they were allowed to move back the next day.

Many are demanding to “get to the bottom of” who is responsible for this unconscionable treatment of our troops, but Matt Vespa at Townhall.com says the answer is obvious, but the media don’t want to report it.

With such disrespectful treatment, it’s no wonder Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is recalling Texas Guard troops immediately, after already threatening never to send them to DC again.

As one Guardsman put it, “Yesterday, dozens of Senators and Congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”

I’m sorry to say that I suspect that’s a feeling they’d better get used to. It’s also a feeling that this article in Redstate suggests may be hitting suburban Republicans who voted for Biden because they didn’t like Trump’s personality. They may quickly discover to their regret that good, pro-American policies are more important than mean tweets.

If Trump’s rhetoric was indeed the factor that cost him suburban votes, then it’s all the sadder that he didn’t heed the advice my writer Laura Ainsworth tried to give him way back in September. Reading this article again now, it’s almost scary how prescient it was.


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Thursday, we brought you the latest on the left’s “war on domestic terrorism,” an attempt to control the 75 million Americans who supported Trump. Former CIA Director John Brennan had spoken out against an “unholy alliance” of various groups, including such frightful dangers to America as libertarians and “religious extremists,” which were not defined.

The stretching of the term “domestic terrorist” to include Trump supporters is particularly ironic considering that some ACTUAL state sponsors of terrorism, in between their chants of “Death to America,” are celebrating Biden’s inauguration.

But no, leftists say it’s Trump supporters our nation should worry about. We’ve reported on a letter circulating in the publishing industry rejecting book deals for “traitors” --- meaning anyone ever affiliated with the Trump administration. FOX NEWS said on Thursday that 547 publishing professionals have now signed the letter, which says, “No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal. And no one who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021, coup attempt should have their philosophies remunerated and disseminated through our beloved publishing houses.”


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Astonishingly, they even invoked so-called “Son Of Sam” laws to equate former Trump administration officials with convicted felons who aren't allowed to profit from book deals after being incarcerated.

By the way, we’re still scratching our heads over the reference to performing “involuntary surgeries on captive women.” For when you have time (it’s very long), here’s an absolutely stellar rebuttal of the letter by Israel-based journalist Ruthie Blum.

Full disclosure: In case you’ve spent the past few years on the planet Mars, my daughter Sarah worked in the Trump administration as press secretary and faced accusations of lying virtually every day, simply for relaying facts and opinions at odds with those of the leftist media.

Thursday on FOX NEWS, legal expert Jonathan Turley called this censorship on the part of publishers “chilling” and “insidious.” He said colleagues have written him to express their fear of speaking out, lest they lose their professorships.

“And that’s exactly the point,” Turley observed. Those in media and education will use that fear to shut down dissenting speech.

He called this "the most anti-free speech period since the Red Scare," saying "the difference is that that period was largely brought about from the right, and universities and media helped resist that effort. This is coming from the left, and they’re much better at it...This anti-free speech movement really is focusing on private companies, and creating a type of ‘digitized mob’ that sets upon anyone that says anything off the narrative.

"And so, what we’re really seeing is something that is so stifling and so dangerous. There was a time when this sort of letter would have had a hue and cry arise from the free speech community. But the silence is perfectly deafening.”

We’ve quoted from a similarly dogmatic FORBES op-ed that said, “Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists [listed] above, and FORBES will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie....”

Turley said that “people of good faith have got to join together. This is not about Trump; it’s about us, and it’s about free speech. And we have to say no to blacklists and yes to a free speech system.”

On Wednesday (inauguration day), THE EPOCH TIMES posted an excellent analysis by Peter Svab entitled “Ideological Alignment Pushing America Towards Totalitarianism, Experts Warn.” It’s offered on their premium subscription, but I think they’ll let you read it on a one-time basis. If not, a premium subscription would be well worth your while.

Caution: this will chill you to your marrow, as it talks forebodingly about the alignment of the most influential forces in our culture. “The formation of a totalitarian state is just about complete in America,” it says, “as the most powerful public and private sector actors unite behind the idea that actions to stamp out dissent can be justified...”

It sounds like a monstrous conspiracy theory to say that elected officials, government bureaucrats, large corporations, academia, think tanks, nonprofits, the mainstream media and new grassroots movements are working together to this end. Most Americans have been caught off guard or still don’t realize it's gone this far.

But Michael Rechtenwald, a retired liberal arts professor (does it seem that most of those speaking out happen to be retired?) at New York University, doesn’t see it resulting from some big conspiracy --- just “ideological realignment and some informal coordination.” The power is “not yet absolute,” he believes, but the effects are being seen throughout society. “Some figures of power and influence are sketching the next step,” he told THE EPOCH TIMES, “labeling large segments of society as ‘extremists’ and potential terrorists who need to be ‘deprogrammed.’”

Indeed, that's just the way John Brennan was talking. And who are the 'extremists'? Why, Trump supporters, of course. And the feds don’t even have to silence them, as Big Tech in the form of Facebook and Google are eager to do their dirty work for them.

As Peter Svab has previously pointed out, the so-called “fact”-checkers at Facebook are dominated by left-leaning organizations. Here’s how the certification process works.

He asks the question, “Who fact-checks the fact-checkers?” Well, in this newsletter, WE often do, and we’d put the objectivity of our two-person research staff up against that of all the "certified" members of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Svab quotes Richard Shorten in “Modernism and Totalitarianism: Rethinking the Intellectual Sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the Present”: The element “that holds totalitarianism together as a composite of intellectual elements” is the ambition of fundamentally reimagining society –- “the intention to create a New Man.” This is why then-candidate Obama’s comment in 2008 that we were “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” was so disturbing to some of us even at that time.

Democrats hardly mention “compromise” any longer and now demand one-party rule. Former FBI Director James Comey recently said the Republican Party needs to be “burned down or changed.”

So, how do we fight back? First, we must remember that we as individuals have unalienable, natural, sacred rights, given to us by GOD. Even someone whose belief in God is shaky or nonexistent should consider the rights themselves to be sacred and precious.

The short answer to how we stop this: Leftists can’t fulfill their dream of being dictators if HALF THE COUNTRY refuses to allow it.


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Joe Biden

January 21, 2021

Wednesday, Joe Biden was Inaugurated President. You can watch the ceremony here, if you like.

And here is a transcript of his speech.

On the whole, I thought it was a good speech. He hit the right notes on unity, urging people to turn down the partisan heat and stop attacking people for holding different views, and saying he wanted to be a President of all Americans. He mentioned George Washington instead of canceling him, quoted the Bible and used the phrase “under God,” three things that might risk getting him canceled by some of his own supporters. I could have lived without some of the digs at his political opponent and America’s “systemic racism,” which were at odds with the unity and reconciliation theme of the speech. But then, I expected to get a lot more of that, so the overall tone was a pleasant surprise.

Still, talk is cheap. Let’s see if it’s backed up by policies that respect all Americans’ beliefs and rights to free speech and freedom of religion. I will pray for America, stay optimistic and hope for the best, but so far, I’m not encouraged that the Biden policies will live up to the rhetoric.


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I don’t think there will be any arguments about whether Biden's Inaugural crowd was bigger than Trump’s or Obama’s. The ceremony attendance was eerily sparse, due to the coronavirus and the fear of some sort of attack. Fortunately, all the fences, razor wire and National Guard troops managed to hold back the invisible army of imaginary insurrectionist Trump supporters.

As I expected, there was no massive violent demonstration. The vast majority of Trump supporters are law-abiding, patriotic Americans. After a year of lecturing us not to blame the peaceful protesters for the actions of a small number of violent rioters, the Democrats spent the past two weeks hysterically blaming 75 million peaceful Trump supporters for the actions of a handful of violent idiots at the Capitol.

The massive show of security at the Inaugural was a gross overreaction born out of either paranoia or political theater. Either way, it proved unnecessary, as most Trump supporters found something better to do than cause trouble (like going to their jobs.) This went mostly unmentioned by the liberal press, but not by conservative media.


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However, there were violent demonstrations against Biden, only they came from the far left. In Seattle, Portland and Denver, Antifa mobs staged demonstrations that included assaults, burning the American flag, vandalizing a Democratic Party headquarters and multiple arrests. You can see a lengthy round-up with photos here:

And here’s more

Note: not a MAGA cap in the bunch. Their profane banners included one reading, “We don’t want Biden, we want revenge” with a drawing of a semi-automatic rifle. (Note to Nancy Pelosi: Now, THAT’S violent insurrectionist rhetoric.) Others boldly declared, “We are ungovernable!” Somehow, I get the feeling that’s about to change.

All through the year, radical left anarchists like this were able to riot, loot, attack and burn to their hearts’ content, knowing that local Democrats would protect them, while national politicians and media would conveniently blame their violence on Trump, while also calling him Hitler if he did anything to stop their violence.

They don’t seem to realize that everything changed at 1pm EST, Wednesday. Those troops that Nancy Pelosi called “stormtroopers” when they were stopping the Antifa thugs from attacking federal buildings, businesses and police during the election campaign are now “defenders of democracy against violent insurrectionists,” and Pelosi poses for selfies with them. In fact, she thinks there aren’t enough of them – oh, and that they need machine guns.

I have a feeling that the Antifa punks are soon to discover that their free ride is over. They’ve outlived their usefulness. Now, they’re just a nuisance, a source of bad press that spoils the “unity/Kumbaya/We’re all overjoyed Joe is President” narrative. Republicans have no interest in saving them from the Democrats, and Democrats will no longer protect them from Republicans.

They may think they’re “ungovernable,” but they’re not. They just became expendable.


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From Carrie:

[The] Tlaib and the "Squad" letter is also endorsed by the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) and the leftist organizations Demand Progress, Free Press and Win Without War. Governor, you say you agree with these people, but I think that is a bit naive.

CAIR would not want the U.S. government knowing what they do, as CAIR is a front for funding Hamas and other terrorist groups of Arabs. The others are extreme progressives and harmful to sane governance. Those who oppose the surveillance have things to hide.

Tlaib, friend and defender of Farrahkan, has danced wearing the Palestinian flag. Omar is openly anti-Semitic, cheats and lies about everything to do with herself and her official and personal positions. Presley is a racist of the first order. AOC, whose mouth works before she understands what she's saying –- all of these despicable and ignorant women are backing this cause because it affects some of their own underhanded, perhaps scurrilous doings.

From the Gov:

Not naive, Carrie –- just curious about what it is specifically that they no doubt are hiding that gives them a reason to agree, just this once, with Constitution-loving conservatives. That’s the part we’ve “missed.” And it would explain why, in this case, "even a broken clock is right twice a day."

I featured your letter because it’s good to raise the points you do about these organizations and the far-left members of “The Squad.” Don’t think we’ve forgotten any of these. (I might disagree, however, with your observation that Ilhan Omar doesn’t understand what she's saying. It’s more likely that she understands perfectly well what she's saying and just assumes she can get away with her conniving –- which, so far, she has.)

People who oppose government surveillance do so for one of two reasons: 1) They stand, on principle, for civil liberties as outlined in the Constitution, or 2) they don't share those principles but, as you put it, “have things to hide.” The ones who are focused on reason #2 are using reason #1 for cover. That's surely what is happening here –- in this instance, making radical leftists appear, bizarrely, to side with constitutionalists. They will hide behind the Bill Of Rights while abusing the civil liberties of others if it suits their purposes and they think they can get away with it.

Applying that reasoning to this situation, perhaps they want to temper the coming crackdown on Trump supporters not because they care about the rights of Trump supporters but because they fear that they themselves might somehow get caught in that net.

Thanks for writing. But, no, our original observation was not made out of naivete.


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