I don’t often say things like that. It is usually 2 or 3. Here are the names of the Republican House members who had the courage to vote against the bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday:
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wis.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif.
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala.
Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C.
Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.
Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.
Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont.
Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga.
They will, of course, all be smeared as racists who wished slavery had continued.
N.B.: I fail to see how “the official creation of a new holiday to celebrate the end of slavery kicking off a one-day government shutdown feels like a win for libertarians,” as one nutty left-libertarian commented about the new holiday.
Taxpayers in Virginia receive more than $10,000 on a per capita basis than they pay, the biggest imbalance of any state in the country.
Several states in the Northeast pay thousands more in taxes than they receive from the federal government.
Even better was TimmyTaes’ observation: “No surprise that Virginia and Maryland (home of all those overpaid government bureaucrats) make much more money from DC than they send to the Federal government in taxes.”
Despite Trump (as if Mr. Space Force and the guy who hired John Bolton had ever been any real resistance), the establishment and empire aren’t out of fashion by a long shot. NATO one of the greatest vehicles for social engineering ever.
The first all-gay Navy helicopter crew. The first of many. Hey Christians: What percentage of the military has to be gay before you finally quit upholding the military as a great institution that will make a man out of a boy?
Once upon a time students were well acquainted with The American’s Creed. It was a bedrock statement of the principles which defined the philosophical essence and aspirations of the United States. It was recited at school assemblies, and a parchment copy presented to high school graduates, often by their congressman/congresswoman. I still have my copy presented to me in 1970 by Congressman Page Belcher. How many students in school districts across the nation today from coast to coast still recite The American’s Creed, or are even aware of its existence? Why is this so? What has happened in five decades in eroding this self-confident affirmation and inner spirit of patriotic dedication among Americans?
Because of the deep division in America between Red States and Blue States, there has been much talk of secession. Is the United States too big? Would people be happier in smaller communities? Frank Buckley, a distinguished professor at the Scalia Law School, breaks with most of his fellow legal academics by taking these questions seriously. In a recent article in The American Mind, he suggests that secession today would be difficult but not impossible. “As I argued in American Secession (2020), a civil war would be unlikely, and we’d be more likely to see a pacific James Buchanan in the White House than an indominable Abraham Lincoln.”
Against those who argue that secession is unconstitutional, Buckley offers some strong arguments: “Finally, the legal barriers to secession are weaker than most think. Originalists on the Court would recognize that the framers had thought secession permissible, while its more liberal members would find it difficult to ignore the expressed wishes of voters in a state. Is an indissoluble union a more fundamental constitutional norm than democracy? Canada and Great Britain posed that question, and answered no. While the Supreme Court held that secession was unconstitutional in Texas v. White, that was a decision of a unionist Court right after the Civil War. Moreover, the decision assumed that the 1781 Articles of Confederation, which spoke of a “perpetual” union, had survived when the Constitution was adopted. Had that been the case, however, the Constitution would not have been ratified until the last state signed on in 1790, and George Washington’s election two years earlier would have been a nullity.”
Buckley is something who “thinks outside the box,” and we badly need this quality today
Many of you write that you are frightfully discouraged and depressed after 15 months of COVIDCon—and who can blame you? Not only did politicians and bureaucrats raze our lives with the enthusiastic cooperation of virtually all corporations (which grew into the behemoths they are because of our patronage, thus adding insult to injury), the mainstream media, and—unforgivably—”Christian” churches (at least so-called), but far too many of our fellow serfs allowed and even encouraged that destruction.
Yet some of you have had it worse than others. Imagine suffering through this last year by yourself, thousands of miles from your beloved spouse. That’s the situation for one of LRC’s readers I’ll call Adam. His wife is Venezuelan, and she was visiting family there when the government unleashed COVIDCon. Yes, Venezuela, Marxist dystopia where folks starve to death while Maduro fumbles from one commie policy to the next.
I pray for Adam and Eva daily, asking the Lord to smite every politician and bureaucrat putting asunder what He has joined together. I’ve redoubled those prayers since receiving Adam’s latest email with its personal and heartbreaking witness to the toll Marxism exacts from its victims:
[Eva] was hospitalized a few days earlier with an infection of the cartilage between three of her vertebrae, apparently an after-affect of the COVID she had last Fall.
Mere separation wasn’t enough: poor Eva sickened with her adored husband unable to fly to her aid thanks to closed borders.
She was in absolute agony and was prescribed medicine and physical therapy at home. I ran into a situation I’ve been struggling with mightily since she’s been gone, and that’s the ability to send her extra money for emergencies. I thank the Lord that we were able to buy some great health insurance for her and the family down there (you DO NOT want to be without health insurance in Venezuela right now; Socialists, once they run out of other people’s money to steal, renege on their promises of goodies like “free health care for everyone,” and that’s what the Maduro regime has done. Unless you can afford health insurance and private hospitals, you’ll die of neglect in the public ones!) but the insurance didn’t cover her special medicine or physical therapy this time … Fortunately, I’ve been able to send her money, with the help of family…
When I asked Adam for permission to share this tragedy on LRC, he responded,
ANYTHING that will help people to really understand what life under full-blown Marxist Socialism is really like (sometimes I think the MAJORITY Just. Don’t. Get. It – and that applies to many “libertarians,” too). No one will truly understand until they’ve lived through it, but I think that everyone here in the USSA is about to get a firehose full of it soon, if present trends continue.
Please join me in upholding this couple before God’s throne while also praying for revival in our country. We cannot battle Satanic Marxism without a firm foundation in Christ’s Gospel. Only a Biblical and Christian people will reject as sinful the greed, envy, and exploitation on which communism thrives.
In some states, marijuana dispensaries will give you a joint if you get the vaccine at an in-store vaccination clinic. No thanks on either one, but perhaps the marijuana will offset the effects of the shot?
Some large corporations already observe Juneteenth. Now the Senate has passed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday to celebrate the end of slavery. The legislation will certainly pass in the House and be signed into law.
Suggestion: make every day a federal holiday and make all federal bureaucrats stay home every day. They won’t do as much damage to our life and property that way.
Update: the House has passed the bill. Liberals are upset that 14 “racist” Republicans voted against it.
All media outlets are reporting that 600,000 Americans have now died of Covid-19. According to the Huff Post, “The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal to the number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019.”
But these numbers are not equal. When 600,000 Americans died of cancer in 2019 they died of cancer. When 600,000 are said to have died of Covid-19, we don’t know exactly how many actually did. Many died with Covid-19, not from it. Others were said to have had it because of some bogus test. Others died of multiple causes, but it was financially and/or politically expedient to label their death as Covid-19 related.
The Bolsheviks who occupy the White House are establishing an American Stasi to “report potentially radicalized friends and family members” (i.e., suspected Trump voters, conservatives in general, and especially libertarians) to the “authorities.” Senile Joe himself has labeled all Trump voters as “white supremacists” and called them the greatest threat in terms of “domestic terrorism.” His definition of domestic terrorism is, of course, voting Demo-Bolsheviks like himself out of office.
The Democrat Party is the party of totalitarian communism.
I nominate this airport as the most inappropriately named one in the world.
was stopped at a TSA checkpoint last week after officers discovered a handgun in his carry-on bag. But this wasn’t just any handgun — it was a handgun somewhat disguised as a belt buckle. …TSA officers initially thought the item to be a “large belt buckle with a replica gun on it,” but found it to be “an actual real firearm that could pop out of its decorative metallic oval frame,” according to a press release.
Sounds like a cool accessory, so naturally, the government ginned up hysteria over it. The gentleman had forgotten it was in his bag, which allowed one of the TSA’s spokesliars to thunder, “Claiming to forget that you have a gun with you is inexcusable.”
Alberta authorities were forced to drop other charges against Pastor Tim last month, after discovering that Alberta Health Services never served Pastor Stephens with the court order he was accused of having violated, a requirement under the order. That effectively ended the case against Pastor Tim, but he will now be facing another legal battle.
You might think this would have been enough for Our Rulers. But no. Now come more insults-pretending-to-be-news from USAToday (which is reprinted here, for all who refuse to subscribe to commie porn). Dr. T’s statements at the hearing were “widely mocked”; she’s profited—oh, the horror!—from COVIDCon (she “led a COVID-19 conspiracy ‘boot camp’ earlier this year, a six-week online course … 400 people had signed up; at $623 per student, that comes to almost $250,000 in course fees.” And wow, what a munificent amount, surely enough to compensate for the horrific abuse she’s suffered); and “Politifact labeled her testimony ‘false’…” The word “false” appears 5 times in this agitprop, including once in the headline. When was the last time you heard “false” anywhere in the endless prattle about The Usurper? Or read a piece that mentioned how much he and Hunter have recouped from their deals with China? Meanwhile, our wannabe Dr. Goebbels was too lazy to invent more smears, so he recycles not only Politifact’s but other sources, too.
Ergo, kudos to Dr. Tenpenny! May the Lord richly bless this giant as the Marxist horseflies swarm about her ankles!
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC retired:
I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914.
I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
The dramatic story of Hitler and Stalin’s marriage of convenience has been recounted frequently over the past 60 years, but with remarkably little consensus. As the first English-language study to analyze the development, extent, and importance of the Nazi-Soviet economic relationship from Hitler’s ascension to power to the launching of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, this book highlights the crucial role that Soviet economic aid played in Germany’s early successes in World War II. When Hitler’s rearmament efforts left Germany dangerously short of raw materials in 1939, Stalin was able to offer valuable supplies of oil, manganese, grain, and rubber. In exchange, the Soviet Union would gain territory and obtain the technology and equipment necessary for its own rearmament efforts.
However, by the summer of 1941, Stalin’s well-calculated plan had gone awry. Germany’s continuing reliance on Soviet raw materials would, Stalin hoped, convince Hitler that he could not afford to invade the USSR. As a result, the Soviets continued to supply the Reich with the resources that would later carry the Wehrmacht to the gates of Moscow and nearly cost the Soviets the war. The extensive use in this study of neglected source material in the German archives helps resolve the long-standing debate over whether Stalin’s foreign policy was one of expansionism or appeasement.
During the 1920s, the WWI allies treated the Soviet Union as a diplomatic leper in reaction to the flagrant interference of the Comintern in western domestic political affairs and the increasingly brutal and antidemocratic character of the Soviet government. Germany, on the other hand, was defeated, friendless, economically prostate, and saddled by the Versailles Treaty with oppressive reparations payments and severe limits on German military power. Not surprisingly, these conditions drove the Germans to seek rapprochement with the other outcast, the Soviet Union. The 1922 Treaty of Rapallo provided the basis for the secret rebuilding of German military strength on Soviet territory and, quid pro quo, for German training and organization of the Red Army. Despite Rapallo, the Comintern continued to agitate for the proletarian revolution in Germany, undermining the Weimar government, and leading to the rise of Hitler.
Professor Stephen Koch meticulously details the manipulation by the Soviets’ master propagandist Willi Munzenberg of thousands of European and American progressive intellectuals in the inter-war period of the 1920s and 1930s by his vast publishing network and interlocking front organizations under the covert direction of the Communist International (Comintern) and the Soviet secret services of the NKVD and the GRU.
He particularly concentrates upon the intellectual elite that fell under Munzenberg’s sway in this cultural war against the West.
This includes such persons as Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Andre’ Malraux, Andre’ Gide, Pablo Picasso, Dorothy Parker, George Grosz, Lincoln Steffens, John Dos Passos, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Dashiell Hammett and Sidney and Beatrice Webb.
Münzenberg, Koch states, “developed what may well be the leading moral illusion of the twentieth century: the notion that in the modern age the principal arena of the moral life, the true realm of good and evil, is political.”
The notion that – the ethical is the political – and that the highest form of ethical expression was “anti-fascism,” – with the Soviet Union as the publicly-identified, ideologically most dedicated opponent of fascism, thus holding the moral high ground.
This myth was actually built upon the basest of lies.
As Koch demonstrates, from the earliest days of the National Socialist regime in Germany, beginning with the Reichstag Fire less than a month after Hitler became Chancellor, a sinister covert relationship existed between Nazi secret intelligence and their Soviet counterpart.
This clandestine cooperation continued throughout the decade: Hitler’s massacre of Ernst Rohm and his S. A. leadership in the Night of the Long Knives; Stalin’s terror purge of CPSU party members, feckless intellectuals, military officers (most notably Field Marshal Tukhachevsky’s betrayal by documents forged in a Gestapo laboratory), and the murder of tens of millions of ordinary Soviet citizens, reaching its culmination in the Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of August, 1939.
Publicly the Soviet Union and their international Popular Front network (of what were secretly designated “useful idiots” or “Innocents’ Clubs”) preached “anti-fascism.”
Covertly Stalin sought accommodation, appeasement, and eventual alliance with Hitler.
But there was something else sinister going on in this same period