Monday, November 30, 2020

Laurie Cardoza-Moore is a bad pick for the Textbook Commission.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore
by Rod Williams - Recently Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton appointed long-time activist Laurie Cardoza-Moore to the Tennessee State Textbook Commission. In my view this was a bad pick. Her appointment should be rejected.

Ms. Cardoza-Moore leads a non-profit organization called Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), which is committed to fighting anti-Semitism.  The organization exposes incidents of anti-Semitism, supports the State of Israel, and fights efforts to force companies and universities to divest their portfolio of investments is Israel. If all I knew about Ms Cordoza-Moore was her leadership with this organization, I would say she is performing a needed service. The Southern Poverty Law Center has called PJTN a hate group, but I don't see it.  The SPLC often classifies groups that are pro-life and support traditional morality or are simply conservative  as "hate groups."  They carry very little weight with me.

My objection to Ms Cordoza-Moore's appointment to the text book commission is based on two things.  The first is her opposition to the building of a mosque in Murfreesboro. In Murfreesboro a few years ago a group of Americans of the  Muslim faith wanted to build a mosque. The mosque met the zoning and land use requirements of the property, yet there was a public demand that the building of the mosque be stopped. There is a fear that all Muslims are actual or potential terrorist and that this mosque would  be a terrorist training school.   Now, I know that there have been incidents of young immigrants radicalized at mosque in America.  I hope the FBI has undercover agents infiltrating  every mosque in America and monitoring the sermons of the imams.  

Believing law enforcements should be aware of the danger however and proactive in protecting America from terrorist attacks does not lead me to support policies that say the first amendment does not apply to Muslims in America.  I know some on the right have taken the position that Islam is not a religion. I can not fathom that one adheres to that position. Behind Christianity, Islam is the second most popular religion in the world with 1.5 billion followers.  Islam is not monolithic. There are divisions within Islam and it is ridiculous to think of all Muslims as potential terrorist.  It is other Muslims who have most often been the target of Islamic radicals.  You may not like the Muslim faith but to say it is not a religion is non-sense. I don’t want to deny basic rights to other American citizens because they practice a certain religious faith or because of their appearance or ancestry. 

A democracy means more than simply majority rule. If we don’t hold the right to freedom of religion sacred, if we do not respect our constitutional right to freedom of speech and freedom to assemble, if we can change the rules and deny someone the right to develop their property just because we don’t like what they are going to build, are we any better than the socialist of the left? Our rights are not to apply just to the majority. The majority do not need a Bill of Rights. If today we can deny a Muslim congregation the right to build a mosque, tomorrow we can deny the Mormons or Church of Scientology the right to build a house of worship. Is freedom of religion only for members of the Church of Christ and Baptist? I viewed her fight against the Murfreesboro mosque a fight against the  First Amendment. 

The second reason I question Ms Cordoza-Moore's fitness to serve on a text book commission is she lead a fight opposing a text book used in an Advanced Placement human geography book in the Williamson County Schools. She rallied citizens to turn out to protest anti-Semitism in Williamson County Schools and got them to turn out at a school board meeting to protest.  Specifically what was being protested was a textbook that, according to Ms Cardoza-Moore, "confuses 'terrorist attacks' with 'political violence.'" The specific example she sites is this: 
If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions? 
I am myself not convinced that that was an example of antisemitism and I really doubt the Williamson County School Board was guilty of promoting antisemitism. If the book is age-appropriate for the students, the quoted excerpt very well may be an appropriate means of getting students to think about current events and take an interest in the subject matter. I would bet that most students would answer the question by saying that killing teenagers in a restaurant is terrorism. 

This was a college level text book used in an advanced placement class. This is a book used to teach smart college-bound kids. Soon they would all be in college and be challenged to question and think about many complex issues.

I am pleased that we have a text book commission that includes citizen representation. Education is to important to be left up to just educators and anything that can reverse the left-wing indoctrination centers that our schools have become is welcome.  However, Ms Cordoza-Moore is the wrong person to place on that commission.  The Tennessee General Assembly must still confirm her appointment.  She should be rejected. 

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Mayor Cooper Celebrates Passage of Green Legislation. Hyping a routine overdue required update.

Ordinance is simply a mandated update, no big deal.

by Rod Williams - Before any one pops a champagne cork or, on the other hand, criticizes the mayor for giving in to environmentalist at a time when we are broke and can ill afford it, the truth is this is no big deal.  First look at the press release.  One would think we had done something revolutionary and important.  Here is the press release: 
Metro Press release, 11-6/2020 - Mayor John Cooper today signed an ordinance that moves Nashville a decade ahead in sustainability. 

 Legislation advanced by Mayor Cooper’s administration (BL2020-458) substantially updates Metro’s building codes and energy standards, which previously relied on 2012 model codes with guidelines dating as far back as 2009. The new upgrades significantly improve energy efficiency while reducing the environmental impact of building design and construction and strengthen home construction requirements for tornado resistance. 

 “Our homes – just like Nashville itself – require investments and modernized standards to operate more efficiently and more cost-effectively,” Mayor Cooper said. “When those improvements not only lower home energy costs, but also reduce the city’s carbon footprint and further protect homeowners, it makes even more sense to adopt them.” \

Mayor Cooper thanked local construction, home efficiency, architecture and design professionals, as well as members of the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, who worked to support the ordinance. 

 He also recognized Metro Council co-sponsors Colby Sledge, Tom Cash, Brett Withers, Freddie O’Connell, Kathleen Murphy, Ginny Welsch, Burkley Allen, Sean Parker, and Emily Benedict. Tonya Hancock, Brandon Taylor, Angie Henderson, Delishia Porterfield, Erin Evans, and Zulfat Suara. 

 Mayor Cooper’s building codes upgrades include three key benefits: 

Reduce Energy Consumption and Save Homeowners 
Money Tennessee’s energy production costs are among the nation’s lowest, yet average residential electric bills in Tennessee are higher than most - the result of poor energy use and insulation standards. Furthermore, lower-income residents are more vulnerable to higher utility costs that result from inefficient building standards. Mayor Cooper’s measure is designed to reduce energy use by up to 30 percent, providing net lifetime savings of $8,034 for every single-family dwelling unit, according to analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. 
Attract Investment 
As cities compete for businesses that set their own carbon reduction goals, the adoption of energy-efficient building codes has emerged as a key technique for attracting industry, according to Michael P. Vandenbergh, Professor and Co-Director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at Vanderbilt University Law School and a recent appointee to Nashville’s Electric Power Board. 
Make Homes and Buildings Safer 
Mayor Cooper’s measure also raises the threshold for tornado and high-wind resistance from 90 miles per hour to 115. Today was another step in Mayor Cooper’s efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable Nashville. His sustainability advisory committee, formed in 2019, continues to work on broad recommendations.
I don't want to make too much out of nothing but calling this "Mayor Cooper's measure," and  acting as if this is some big Green breakthrough is disingenuous. Look at what the staff analysis says about the bill. The highlighting is mine. 
An ordinance amending Title 16 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to adopt updated building codes.
 
This ordinance adopts a more recent edition of several standard building and fire codes. Copies of the new editions of the standard codes are on file with the Codes Department. Metro is required by state law to keep our codes current within seven years of the latest published edition of the model codes.

Metro is currently operating under the 2012 edition of the fire, life safety, building, residential, gas/mechanical, and plumbing codes, and the 2008 version of the energy code. The various building and fire codes are typically adopted at the same time to avoid conflicts between the codes. The Codes Department has notified the various construction trade associations of Metro's intention to adopt the 2018 codes. The adoption of the 2018 codes has been discussed at multiple stakeholder meetings over the last two years. Nashville’s building code standards are based upon the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC), and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), each of which are updated on a periodic basis. 

Although these model codes have been upgraded several times in the past decade, the Council Office has been advised that Nashville’s residential building code still adheres to certain 2009 standards, specifically as it relates to insulation requirements. The current ordinance proposes adoption of the 2018 editions of the IBC, IRC, and IECC, which are estimated to require 30% less energy use compared to 2009 standards. An analysis prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy indicates that upgrading Nashville’s current residential energy code to the 2018 IECC standards will provide a net life-cycle cost benefit of $8,034 per single-family dwelling unit. 

Metro typically also adopts some amendments to the standard codes that are local in nature, which are included as part of this ordinance. The local amendments are basically in keeping with prior code adoptions to make the code consistent with state law and Metro's appeal processes.
There you have it. If I served in the Council I would have voted in favor of this routine action, but if one wanted to advocate for housing affordability one could issue a press release titled, "City passes new code putting affordable housing out of reach of many."  That would be as honest as the way this is hyped. 

Any measure that increases the cost of housing puts housing that much further out of reach of low income people.  The benefit of the new code may certainly be worth the cost of reducing housing affordability but the fact is worth recognizing.  Many actions governments take have pros and cons, and while this routine update of the code may be of environmental benefit, it is undeniable that it will somewhat increase housing cost and that will push the cost of housing further out of reach of some.  

My point in this is not to say that passing this code was the wrong thing to do but to point out the opportunistic taking credit by the mayor of what was a routine government action, required by state law. 

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School is again the best public high school in Tennessee.

(The Center Square) – Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School, where the average SAT score is 1330,
was ranked the best public high school in Tennessee, according to a review of school data by the website 24/7 Wall St. 


The school has an enrollment of 903 students and its average graduation rate stood at 99%, the analysis said. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed information from the data clearinghouse Niche, including teacher absenteeism, test scores and parent surveys, to carry out the study.(link)

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Our Republic is hanging by a thread. We must win Georgia! Please join me in saving the Senate from a radical take-over.

by Rod Williams - One has heard so often that a particular election is the most important election of our lifetime that after a while it just becomes empty noise. They can't all be the most important. But this time, I really believe that the Georgia runoff elections for Georgia's U. S. Senate races may very well in fact be the most important election of our life time.  If we lose Georgia there is nothing stopping the Democrats from adopting their radical agenda. While I don't think Biden is the most dangerous candidate the Democrat Party could have nominated, he will not buck the radicals in the Party if the Democrats control both houses of Congress. I perceive Biden as someone who is weak and old and he will not stand up to the more radical elements in the Party. He has already essentially adopted their agenda. 


 The whole party has moved to the left and they will adopt policies that will destroy America if they have the votes. If David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler lose their races for the Senate in Georgia, Democrats will take complete and total control of Congress. Chuck Shumer becomes the Senate Majority leader.

 I don't tend to be an alarmist. There is often a kind of ebb and flow to politics. But I see our Republic as hanging by a thread. If we lose Georgia, we may be on the road to becoming Venezuela. Georgia stands between us and America becoming a socialist nation. We may never have another competitive fair election. Stacking the deck by giving statehood to D.C and Puerto Rico combined with the institutionalization of massive use of mail-in ballots and things like same-day voter registration and practices that prohibit making voters prove who they are, may mean Republicans never again win national elections. 

What can we look forward to if Democrats gain control of the Senate? Packing the Supreme Court, Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, loss of our Second Amendment rights, statehood for Washington D. C. and Puerto Rico, open borders and the most massive wave of illegal immigrants we have ever experienced, student loan forgiveness and free college tuition, higher taxes, cuts to military funding, a revival of the long dormant Equal Rights Amendment, abolishing the electoral college, defunding the police, a universal $15 an hour minimum wage, ending the filibuster and more. It also means no investigation of the Biden family influence peddling in Ukraine, China and Russia. 

The Green New Deal alone would impoverish the nation and destroy our economy. With the Green New Deal passed, government will grow to alleviate the misery caused by the policy.  Government will respond to the economic crisis caused by the Green New Deal with more redistribution, wage and price controls and more tax and spend. What is left of a free market economy will disappear and a growth in police state authority will follow. 

 "Wait a minute," some will say.  "Some of what you say will happen, they can't do. It would take a constitutional amendment to curtail the Second Amendment and abolish the Electoral College and the States would have to ratify statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico."  Normally, that would be true, but if Democrats control the Senate and they pack the Court, they can do whatever they want to do.  A Supreme Court dominated by liberal jurist will find ways to accommodate the desires of a Democrat Congress. 

Curtailing the Second Amendment will be accomplished by a mandatory "buy-back" program and liberal jurist will find it compatible with the Constitution.  Liberal jurist are not so immoral that they will just let Democrats do what ever they please, but the judicial philosophy of liberal jurist is that the Constitution is a living document. This judicial philosophy holds that the Constitution was intentionally written using broad language and concepts which should evolve as society evolves.  Liberal jurist look not to what the meaning was of the original text but what was the underlying purpose of the constitutional provision. This view can essentially remove any restraints on Congress. A Court packed with activist judges will find a way to allow curtailment of the Second Amendment, abolishing the Electoral College and Statehood of D. C. and Puerto Rico. With the Court packed there are no constitutional constraints. 

Liberals are going all out to win Georgia.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said herself that she is putting every effort into winning Georgia so she, “doesn’t have to negotiate with Republicans.” Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into Georgia to win votes.  An army of Democrats are pouring into the state to door knock for the Democrat nominees. They are even encouraging people to move to Georgia and register to vote.  While few Republicans could do that, there are a lot of young people without roots or jobs that tie them down that may very well temporarily become Georgians just so they can vote in this election.  

Republicans also have a disadvantage in this election, in that Georgia has permitted voter fraud to occur. Georgia is not the worst offender among the states that made it easy to cheat but this run off election may be so close that  little cheating goes a long way.  Georgia has not adopted mail-in voting, but has liberally allowed absentee voting. Over 150,000 people in Georgia voted absentee in the November election. There were proven incidents in Georgia of over 1000 people voting twice; voting absentee and then also voting in person. There is no way to know how many actually did this; 1000 were detected.  Along with some real fraud that occurred in Georgia, the Trump campaign has created a sense of mistrust among voters and these Republican voters may feel fraud is so widespread that they may not turn out at all for the run off.  

Georgia also allowed "ballot curing."  This is the practice of allowing one whose absentee ballot has been rejected due to a missing signature of for some other reason, up to three days to correct the mistake.  This is not fraud per se but Democrats had trained activists to help people “cure” ballots that had been rejected on Election Day."  I think this practice should be banned, but if it is not, then I hope Republicans also have an army of people available to help Republicans "cure" ballots. If Republicans do not get up to speed and commit to matching the Democrats in "curing" ballots, Democrats may win in a close election. 

Republicans must pull out all of the stops to win Georgia.  I am going to do my part.  I give money to candidates in races I care about from time to time, but my contributions are usually like a hundred dollars here and a hundred dollars there.  In this race I am doing more.  I have already given $1000.  I am not revealing this to get a pat on the back but to encourage you to do the same. If I can do it, you can too.   I am not a wealthy person.  I am of modest means. I am retired and have a modest income.  But, I really believe this may be the most important election of my lifetime.  There are some probably reading this, who could give $10,000 and not miss it.

If you can't give much money, there are other ways to help.  One can go to Georgia and knock on doors.  Contact your local or State Republican Party and ask how you can volunteer.  If you can't pay your own expenses for this, the State Party or the campaign of the candidate may be willing to pay your expenses. Ask. In addition to the Party sending volunteers to Georgia, organizations like Heritage Action are also doing so. 

Another way you can help besides giving money is to sign up to make phone calls.  Sometimes this would be from a party headquarters, but often one can do it from the comfort of one's home.  I have done this.  Computer programs give you the name and address of who you are calling, the list has been developed so one is calling Republicans or persuadable voters, and the computer program dials the next number for you. You then enter the results of the effort in the data base. This may be even more important than a cash contribution.  

Ever year about this time I give money to various causes other than just political causes.  Within the next couple days or so, I will be doing that.  One thing I usually give money to are agencies that help the homeless.  What better way to fight future homelessness than to join the fight to keep America from becoming the next Venezuela. I may shift most of my year-end giving to the Georgia race this year. I have already given $1000 to the Georgia race, I expect to give more.  I may double or triple by contribution or maybe more.  This year, I think giving money so Republicans hold Georgia is more important than a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association. I may dip into my child's inheritance.  I would rather leave her a free America than an extra thousand dollars. 

Some of you reading this, I know do more than I do, but some of you who could do something, don't.  If  you are an armchair opinionated Facebook patriot or a scholar of conservative thought but do not give money to things you profess to believe, now is the time.  Your country needs you. 

There are a lot ways to give money. The candidate's have their campaigns, which is how I have given most of my money, but there are also independent PAC's.  Here are some of the ways you can give. There are other PAC's also. 
Georgians for Kelly Loeffler, the candidates campaign. 
MCCONNELL SENATE COMMITTEE, Mitch McConnell's PAC
Protect Freedom PAC, which is Rand Paul's PAC

Please do it. Freedom is in the balance. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 


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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington



Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 

By the President of the United States of America,

 a Proclamation. 

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—

Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” 

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; 

that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; 

for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; 

for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; 

for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; 

for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; 

and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us. 

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; 

to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; 

to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; 

to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; 

to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; 

and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. 

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789. 

Go. Washington

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Senator Lamar Alexander says Joe Biden will soon be the president-elect, Trump needs to put the country first and have an orderly transition.

Sen. Alexander 
Press Release, MARYVILLE, Tenn., November 23, 2020 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement: “The presidential election is rapidly coming to a formal end. Recounts are being completed. Courts are resolving disputes. Most states will certify their votes by December 8. Since it seems apparent that Joe Biden will be the president-elect, my hope is that President Trump will take pride in his considerable accomplishments, put the country first and have a prompt and orderly transition to help the new administration succeed. When you are in public life, people remember the last thing you do."

Rod's Comment:  I agree.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Lawsuit alleges Gov. Lee didn't have authority to issue COVID-19 emergency orders

Lawsuit alleges Gov. Lee didn't have authority to issue COVID-19 emergency orders

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Metro Schools to return to remote learning after Thanksgiving break

Metro Schools to return to remote learning after Thanksgiving break

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Video of the Nov. 21st Stop the Steal rally.

 


If you missed the Stop the Steal rally yesterday and want to watch it, here is a video of the event

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Pennsylvania lawsuit loss opens the door for a Supreme Court ruling, but this election will never be overturned.

Rebecca Ann Burke
by Rebecca Ann Burke- In a stinging rebuke, Pennsylvania Judge Matthew Braun dismissed the Trump campaign's largest lawsuit to date. Two results were gained, the rebuke and also the open door to proceed to the US Supreme Court. Judge Braun called it "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations haphazardly stitched together." Further, without concluding that the claims together were not troublesome, he indicated that the case they brought did not rise to the disenfranchisement of 7,000,000 voters. 

As I have said repeatedly on my page, and so many loyal Trump supporters, as I am, have refused to allow me to even state the obvious without attack, this is an uphill battle that we cannot prove in the defined timetable remaining. I don't believe FOR A SECOND, that the United States Supreme Court will say anything other than, IF THEY ARE GENEROUS, you have claims that are troublesome, it appears there are startling irregularities and opportunity for misdeeds, HOWEVER, this election is about 50 separate elections, with 50 sets of practices that could and should be improved, BUT the disenfranchisement of over 150,000,000 voters cannot be entertained. 

That said, the election will never be overturned. The voting right is sacred but the patchwork of laws, state to state, do not guarantee that this sacred practice is a pure one devoid of corruption. It is a disaster and will continue to be so, allowing foreign influence and yes, even manipulation of voting software to happen as long as states act as 50 separate fiefdoms, which invite and coddle that corruption. 

I am seriously worried that this fight, which has even divided one Trump supporter from another Trump supporter, is tearing apart all the marvelous accomplishments of Trump's presidency. This ugly fight that hurts everyone, and DOES NOT overturn a thing, will be President Trump's page in the history books. I, for one, who fought with time and dollar to get Trump elected in 2016, will not stand for it. I will write about it until someone listens. 

A Democrat led, and foreign influence mechanized effort, the players of which are yet to be identified, have used every tactic in the book in a single election, to pull out a win. Only state legislation fifty times over can fix this. Coast to coast, the practice of mail-in voting, even in the face of an epidemic, must be prohibited! The practice of same day voter registration and voting must be outlawed, it is also an open door to fraud so massive that it is undetectable. The practice of VERIFYING signatures must also include voter photo ID, and that identity MUST be compared with registration records by EYE and by electronic scanner, BOTH. This must be done at the time of voting so that the voter has an opportunity to challenge or provide a proper signature. NO ballot is considered legitimate if received AFTER the close of business on voting day. There are weeks in advance to get these in and that is sufficient. Taxing poll capabilities on the day of and days later with late arriving ballots creates a highway-sized door for fraud. 

No polling machine should be connected to the internet as voting takes place. As they should be and mostly are now, multiple test runs of the software take place before one legitimate vote is cast. Votes should then be relayed by independent measure, to a central voting tally office, avoiding the internet. In the most digitized country in the world, there is no excuse for any opportunity for voting software to be hacked, or votes switched, or changed in relaying totals. This should never happen. While Silicon Valley is loaded with liberal-minded individuals, there are plenty of software engineers with conservative beliefs that can and should be involved in protection of voting software. 

If the money to facilitate is there, I believe the best gift of the US Supreme Court would be to order that every ballot in this country be preserved in its original form, and housed in a secure location outside of each state. I would also love to have the gift of an order to states and local jurisdictions, to today download their polling software for preservation at that secure site. It may take an army of engineers, the next five years, but we will truly get to the quantification and sources of fraud in this election. That is the only way we will ever truly know. It will not be in time to save the President's second term. It may provide the opportunity for another term in 2024, but barring that, preliminary results could create a massive groundswell defeat in the midterm 2022 election, of all those who even remotely enabled, or even knew about, the largest election fraud in U.S. history. That INCLUDES Republicans and Democrats. 

The moment the US Supreme Court rules, and I frankly am not looking forward to that day, the President must set aside all the antipathy that has surrounded this election and focus on preserving his legacy. Spiritually, I believe God's hand is in this. His plan wasn't about the winning as much as it was in saving the country from this patchwork of fraud ever poisoning again, our future.

Rebecca Ann Burke is an astute political observer and one whose opinion I respect. She served as a member to the Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee for District 23 from 2014-2018. She is the past president of America First Federation. The above essay is reposted from Facebook.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Stop the Steal Parade and Rally, Saturday, November 21, 2020.


What does "release the Kraken" mean?  The short answer is it means to reveal a trove of secret information that exposes the massive voter fraud and deep-state corruption and media complicity in stealing this election.  It sounds like a desperate conspiracy theory to me.  In mythology the Kraken is a legendary sea monster, sort of like a giant squid.  For more see these links: link, link, link

It the Trump administration has the Kraken caged, they better release him now, time is running out. 

Disclaimer: As the author of A Disgruntled Republican I often post items which I think may be of interest to the conservative, Republican, libertarian or the greater community. Posting of a press release or an announcement of an event does not necessarily indicate an endorsement. Rod

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Seven MS-13 Gang Members Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in Violent Crime & Drug Distribution Conspiracy Involving Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Metro Nashville Press Release, 11/19/2020 - A federal grand jury in Nashville on Wednesday returned a 16-count superseding indictment charging seven MS-13 Gang members with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, along with serious firearm-related offenses. 


Those charged are: Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31, Jason Sandoval, 35, Jorge Flores, 28, all of Nashville; Jose Pineda-Caceres, 22, and Franklin Hernandez, 21, both of Honduras; Gerson Serrano-Ramirez, 33, of El Salvador; and Juan Melendez, 25, of Lebanon, Tennessee. 

The indictment alleges that beginning in 2014 and continuing until yesterday, the defendants conspired with each other to obtain bulk quantities of marijuana and cocaine for redistribution in and around Middle Tennessee. Once the drugs were received, the defendants would reduce them into smaller quantities and sell them in and around nightclubs in Nashville, and from the parking lots and restrooms of these establishments. In order to maximize drug distribution in these nightclubs, the defendants would threaten rival and competing drug dealers who sold and attempted to sell cocaine and marijuana in the nightclubs. The indictment further alleges that, in order to protect their drugs, territory and proceeds, the defendants would acquire, carry and discharge firearms, and to maintain and extend control over their drug distribution they would commit acts involving murder, intimidation and assault against individuals who jeopardized their operations, including rival drug dealers. 
All defendants are in custody and will appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge at a later date. 

Gerson Serrano-Ramirez, 33
If convicted, the defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison up to 40 years. This investigation is being conducted by the MNPD’s Gang & Crime Gun Units, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Ahmed Safeeullah and Trial Attorney Matthew Hoff of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime & Gang Section are prosecuting this case.

Rod's Note: The identity of the people pictured is uncertain. The Metro press release showed two different pictures with the same name  and one picture twice with different names. You can view the press release at this link





Juan Melendez, 25
Franklin Hernandez, 21













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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Everyone needs to see this. The Trump team presents the evidence. Don't let anyone convince you this was a fair election.

 


by Rod Williams - I am reposting the Trump legal team news conference of today in case readers missed it elsewhere. This needs to be seen by everyone. It is powerful. If you missed it, please watch it.

Liberals and the mainstream press, which has lost any credibility they once had by selective reporting news and hiding news from the American people rather than reporting news, continues to falsely claim that there is no evidence of significant fraud in this election. The evidence of fraud is presented. It is overwhelming. There was massive fraud.  This is not the first time we have had election fraud in this country. This is the first time we have had massive mail-in voting so this is the first time in our history we have had such opportunity for fraud on this scale.  I do not know that a significant amount of fraud can be proven within the time frame allotted to change the outcome of the election.  Maybe it can't,  but one should not accept that this was a fair election.  

I still think O. J. Simpson was guilty of murder. That it could not be proven in a court of law will not cause me to believe he was innocent.  Joseph Stalin was never convicted of a crime but that does not stop me from believing he was responsible for the death of approximately three million Russians.  I still believe Al Capone was guilty of more than just tax evasion.  

With time, I believe the Trump team could prevail in their challenges to this election but time is running out.  In addition to time running out, some fraud can not be proven. Once the mail-in ballot was removed from the envelope in which it was mailed, that fraud became unprovable.  When observers were prevented from viewing and examining the process of opening and counting mail-in ballots, the opportunity to prove the fraud was lost forever.  A recount is simply a recount of fraudulent ballots.  Probably the only way to change the outcome of this election at this point is if the Trump team prevails on the allegation of election fraud tied to Dominion software.  

Assuming the Dominion software challenge is not successful, Joe Biden has probably won this election. Despite believing this election was likely won due to fraud, I think once we have exhausted all legal challenges and the election results are certified, assuming they are, we have to accept the outcome.  Accepting the outcome does not mean we have to agree that the outcome was correct.  Accepting the outcome does not mean we agree Joe Biden won honestly or we had a fair election. I will accept the outcome simply because the alternative to accepting the outcome is revolution.  I will accept the outcome because it is preferable to civil war. I will acquiesce. Hopefully we can move forward to insure the next election is fair and put safeguards in place to prevent future massive election fraud. 

If we lose, accept the outcome and welcome a peaceful transfer of power but don't let anyone tell you this was a fair election. Accepting the outcome does not mean we have to participate in the ceremonial transfer of power and pretend Joe Biden deserves his victory. Accept it because it is better than the alternative. Accepting the outcome does not mean we honor the outcome.

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Case against Dominion is our only hope of overturning the election.

Rebecca Ann Burke
by Rebecca Ann Burke- As a Constitutional scholar, Alan Dershowitz, today stated the direction of legal actions in the very same vein that I have been advocating here, and many disagree with. 

Today, we got a global view of the legal actions being pursued. Dershowitz characterizes these as of TWO types: "retail" challenges based on individual accusations/affidavits about election fraud. Retail, because these are now "hearsay" and have to be ruled on one at a time and together may not be enough to overturn the election in a state or certainly, overall. This is consistent with what I have been saying, and suggesting that many of these legal cases be dropped or consolidated because they all cost money and distract and not yield enough votes to change the outcome. 

Dershowitz, speaks with great interest, about the second TYPE: "wholesale" challenge that was presented today. Again, this is the position I am taking. The issue of Dominion Election software is HUGE. If this can be disallowed or discredited, that turns the election in several states. However, note this, challenges to Dominion software use must be litigated STATE TO STATE. Each will decide, and if individual states agree that the results are suspect, the decision will end up in the US House of Representatives. This is a LONG path and we may not have time. Georgia, due to have their results CERTIFIED TOMORROW, must be stopped. Governor Brian Kemp seems determined to allow the certification. This is one step closer to making an election impossible to overturn, or at least very highly unlikely. 

As Dershowitz says, and I hasten to add that it has been my position in saying I am not optimistic, TIME is NOT on our side. Deadlines are proscribed by the Constitution. However, it is this single WHOLESALE case against Dominion that I believe gives us our only hope of overturning the election.

Rebecca Ann Burke is an astute political observer and one whose opinion I respect. She served as a member to the Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee for District 23 from 2014-2018. She is the past president of America First Federation. The above essay is reposted from Facebook.

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City bans family gatherings of more than 8, even in your own home.

The Tennessean: Nashville restricts gatherings to eight as COVID-19 spreads heading into holidays


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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Nashville council members call for ethics review of actions by colleague Robert Swope

The Tennessean: Nashville council members call for ethics review of actions by colleague Robert Swope


...."At no time have I ever benefited financially, or otherwise, from any proposed solution, idea, design or concept that I have discussed with Metro over the past 5 years," he wrote. "In addition, there has never been a contract, agreement, or MOU between the City and myself or my company." 

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Nashville group prepares second petition to repeal property tax hike

By Vivian Jones , The Center Square, Nov 12, 2020 -  Another effort to repeal Nashville’s 34%
property tax increase is under way. 

Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts, who wrote the petition to repeal the tax increase ruled unconstitutional by Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle earlier this month, is finalizing a new petition to accomplish that goal. 

“The best use of our time and energy at this point is to redo the ballot initiative in a way that complies with with the judge’s criticisms … and put it back in front of the people and get it on the ballot,” Roberts told The Center Square. (link)

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Legislation filed to limit power of Tennessee’s metro health departments

By Vivian Jones, The Center Square, Nov 13, 2020-  A bill that would limit the power of Tennessee’s six metropolitan health departments has been filed for consideration by Knoxville Republican Rep. Jason Zachary, and it has gained the support of House leadership. 


The state’s six metropolitan health departments have issued public health orders since March to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including requiring the use of masks in their jurisdictions. The officials behind those orders are unelected, however, and not directly responsible to their constituents for their decisions.

Zachary’s legislation, House Bill 7, would give county mayors – not metro health departments – “exclusive authority to establish and implement” policies in response to public health crises. County health directors and boards of public health would be able to advise the mayor on the orders. (link)

Rod's Comment:  I support this and would support similar reforms at all levels of government in numerous fields.  Elected officials should be accountable for policy decisions.  Department heads or cabinet secretaries, or generals should have an advisory roll and a smart executive will often listen to expert advise but the elected chief executive,  answerable to the electorate,  not unelected technocrats, answerable to no one, should  make policy. 

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Residents of Williamson County pay highest average property taxes in Tennessee

The Center Square – Williamson County residents on average paid $2,301 annually in property taxes, the highest such tax levies among all regions of Tennessee, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis. ... the lowest such taxes were found in locations such as the Aleutians East Borough and the Kusilvak Census Area in Alaska, as well as some parishes in Louisiana and Alabama’s Choctaw County, where property owners pay about $200 annually. ... Counties in New York and New Jersey, meanwhile, were home to people who paid the highest median property taxes, with some areas averaging tax bills of more than $10,000, the study found. (link)

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

It is time. The President should concede with dignity, mindful of the future and his legacy.

Rebecca Ann Burke
by Rebecca Ann Burke - In a manner of speaking, today by Tweet, President Trump conceded that Biden won. Yes, he is correct. The suggestion and evidence of fraud is massive. The opportunity was there. Suspect software was used in multiple states. States destroyed the sacred declaration of a given date as voting day by extending it by days, longer than a week, to give suspect parties an opportunity to gather votes. The states refused to verify signatures, thus enabling and covering for fraud, possibly massive.  Those around the President, even his family, are suggesting that he concede. They are right. The courts have begun to turn against him and the possibility of throwing the nation into widespread rioting and a constitutional crisis is a reality. 

They are wrong, too. This is a sacred process and they are denying the President and 72,000,000 people, our day in court. Three major suits in Pennsylvania, home to a long history of voting fraud, have been tossed out by the courts, however. It does not look good. 

The President is a campaigner like no other. The COVID virus kept him out of commission for over a week. He returned to the campaign trail despite doctors' caution that he was still healing. He risked his own health, at his age, to get on the move. If not for that measure of courage, the vote, with fraud baked in, would have been overwhelming. As it is, he nearly won.  Clearly, he is a gigantic vote motivator, but he lost precious time. He can anoint anyone he wants to run in four years, and they will win. 

I believe he will be too old to run himself.  I fear for the NYC attorney general, with her own political aspirations, coming after him and not stopping until he is physically and financially broken. It is not enough for the Far Left to defeat you at the polls, they want to crush you so that anyone tempted to oppose them fears the same fate. The President must focus on the next stage of the fight. 

Right now, I am concerned about his legacy. The words that he utters in concession, a formal one, will be the postscript to an illustrious term as President. I wish for him to carefully consider each word. He need not even mention Biden by name. Biden certainly did not work hard to earn this. He was hidden in the basement by his team who feared everything he might utter. 

This should be the most carefully worded and lofty "promise" of his short political career. He has accomplished more in a short four years, impeded by improper investigations, than any president in my lifetime. He is writing the last paragraph on his page in history books. Let this be absent the vinegar; talk of the marvel of America and that this election will forever motivate true-blue Americans to fight for free and fair elections void of misdeeds. He needs to remind again of all that was accomplished. 

As Biden unravels much of what has been accomplished, we will harken back to the President's words, reminding us of how hard we fought to make positive change. This will become the battle cry two years from now and four years from now. 

Finally, I would like to see the President and the foot-draggers around him in Congress fulfill as many promises to the American people as possible before the end of the President's term. I would like to see him pardon individuals every single day until the end of his term. That includes those unjustly persecuted because they were tied to him in friendship or the campaign, through a bogus Russia investigation. I want the (excuse me) DAMN Durham report released fully, today!!!! I want Barr to move on endless investigations with indictments, today!  I want all outstanding court seats, filled, today!! 

Finally, (you all may disagree, however) the President was willing to correct the cruel policy of the Obama administration that denied citizenship benefits to the children of illegals who were brought here as infants, toddlers and adolescents, without choice. They have been raised in this country, in our schools, and hold down jobs. Meeting strict criteria for their legitimization, and denying that to those adults who are illegal, he should grant a path to citizenship in short order. Mainstream Republicans feel this is something that should have been corrected long ago. Their category of citizenship should NOT be able to be extended to anyone else, certainly not the family members who brought them here illegally. 

This is the President's last opportunity to right wrongs and put his stamp on the future. Republicans in Congress ought to stand with him to strategize their way to permanent changes in fulfillment of any unfinished business. We have long memories. We have only two years to wait to bring justice for the President against those members of Congress who don't help complete NOW, what the President started but cannot complete without them. They should be shaking in their boots.

Rebecca Ann Burke is an astute political observer and one whose opinion I respect. She served as a member to the Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee for District 23 from 2014-2018. She is the past president of America First Federation. The above essay is reposted from Facebook.

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Report from the Nashville Stop the Steal rally, Nashville, November 14, 2020

                                                        
Cheryl Brown, Chair of the 
Williamson County Republican Party
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Joy Villa sang the National Anthem

The second "Stop the Steal" rally in two weeks took place on Saturday in front of the State capitol building. There were speeches and cheers and music and a festive atmosphere according reports. Senator Mark Pody provided the opening comments. I did not attend the event, but coverage in the Tennessee Star provides a good report of it.  To read The Tennessee Star report of the event follow this link

Fox 17 has a 36 minute video you can watch at this link

Thanks to Cheryl Brown for providing this video of the event. It is about an hour and half long. 
To watch the video follow this link.

For Rick Williams's report and pictures from the rally, follow this link.




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Friday, November 13, 2020

We Stand With Trump Rally #StopTheSteal, tomorrow November 14th , 12PM

 


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Art Break: Grandpa and Grandma's house in Briceville Tennessee

by Rod Williams- These two pictures were painted by my mother Ouida Williams.  She passed away in April of this year at the age of 89.  She was always an artist impressing her children with spur of the moment compositions using a kids sets of water colors or crayons or just pencil.  She did not take up painting until she was in her late forties or maybe later.  She remained an amateur artist but her work was displayed at county fairs and street festivals such as the Knoxville Dogwood Arts Festival.  She painted a baptistery once at a church in Florida and she did several commissioned painting of people's homes.  All of her children and some of her grandchildren and other relatives have works of art by mom.


The Front Gate by Ouida Williams
These two paintings are of my Dad's childhood home in Briceville Tennessee. Briceville was only about forty miles from Knoxville but before the days of interstate it was a long trip. Once you reached Lake City (formally Cold Creek, now Rocky Top) it was still about four miles of a two lane road with hairpin curses the whole way before you reached Briceville.  Briceville lay in a valley with high hills on each side.

Briceville had once been a thriving coal mining community but by the time I knew the place, many of the people had moved away to the industrial cities of the north, especially Ohio, or they had scattered elsewhere.  Many of the people remaining were retired or living in poverty.  It was considerably different in several ways from the larger culture of East Tennessee.  People used some archaic words and phrases, more people chewed tobacco, many raised hogs, and you saw many more people wearing bib overalls and they had a slightly different accent. 

My dad travelled in his career as a gospel singer, so he was often gone on weekends and a trip to Briceville was an all day affair but it seems like about once a mouth or so we visited. 

These pictures capture my memories.  I can still see grandpa and grandma standing at the gate waving bye as we would leave.  The pictures are not dated but I believe that must have both been painted sometime in the 60's or 70's.  
The Coal House by Ouida Williams



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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

"F**k Off" Council member Ginny Welsch tells Council member Robert Swope in mass email posting.

Ginny Welsch
by Rod Williams -   Council member Ginny Welsch, the most radical member of the Metro Council, dropped the F-bomb on Councilman Robert Swope, a conservative member of the body.  She was chastised for doing so by Vice Mayor Jim Shulman who said: 
Robert Swope
"At the beginning of our last Council meeting (less than 48 hours ago) I started the meeting by requesting that all members of the Council show professional courtesy and respect towards each other and to the people that we serve. With this country divided, we need to step up and help lead the way towards bringing people together. Some of the emails on this chain do not reflect that request. I believe you can disagree with others without using inappropriate language and without being disrespectful. I expect the members of the Metropolitan Council to carry out their duties in a professional and appropriate way."

Welch defending herself and refused to back down.  She dropped another F-word commonly used by liberals to describe viewpoints with which they do no agree: "Fascism."  She said those who don't see things the way she does do not deserve respect or civility.

For more on this story see, Metro Council member to Trump-backing colleague: ‘(Expletive) off’ by Nate Rau, published in Nashville Lookout.

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Scott Golden to seek re-election as GOP Chair. Mary Mancini will not seek reelection as Dem Chair.

Scott Golden
Mary Mancini
Scott Golden has announced he will stand for re-election as  chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. Tennessee Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini announced she would not seek re-election. I will miss Mancini as Chair of the Democratic Party. 

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TN Senate Republicans support Trump’s effort to contest election

 



The letter was signed by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Jack Johnson, Ken Yager, Janice Bowling, Ferrell Haile, Joey Hensley, Paul Bailey, Ed Jackson, Mike Bell, Jon Lundberg, Rusty Crowe, Frank Nicely, Becky Massey, Mark Pody, Steve Southerland, Bill Powers, Bo Watson, Shane Reeves, Kerry Roberts, Art Swann, Paul Rose, Page Walley, John Stevens and Dawn White.

I fully support this position.  So far Senator Biden is not President-elect.  The media cannot confer a status and does not decide the outcome of elections.  Until all allegations of voter fraud have been investigated and legal challenges exhausted, the election outcome is still too close to call. What is the rush?  

Massive use of mail-in ballots is an open invitation to fraud.  I don't know if enough fraud occurred to change the outcome of an election or not and if it did occur, it may not be detectable or provable, yet we should not rush to call this election. This is the first election we have had that basically relied on the honor system. We should count every legitimate vote but not allow this election to be stolen, if we can prevent it.  

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Senator-elect Heidi Campbell thinks Davidson County government and media are controlled by Republicans. What planet is she from?

This is a Facebook post worth repeating from my friend Mark Rogers. 




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November 9th marked the end of an era. It should be world-wide day of celebration.

by Rod Williams - Today  will come and go with almost no mention that this day was the 31st
anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is a shame. November 9th should be a National holiday. Or better yet, it should be a worldwide holiday. It should rival a combination of New Years’ Eve and the 4th of July. There should be concerts, parades, dancing in the street, Champagne toast, ringing of church bells, and fire works. 

On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall fell and the world changed forever. As the world watched, we did not know if Russia would send in troops to put down the rebellion or not. We did not know if East German guards would fire on their fellow citizens. In 1958 an uprising in Hungary was crushed. In 1968 the Czech rebellion was likewise suppressed. 

As we watched in 1989 it was hard to believe that the East German rebellion would end differently, but there was reason to hope. There was reason to believe that there were few true believers in Communism left behind the Iron curtain. Gorbachev, to save Communism, had launched Perestroika and Glasnost, which had not saved Communism but sealed its fate. The Soviets had been forced to realize that they could not outspend the west in the arms race. The Solidarity union movement had sprung up in Poland and not been crushed and Catholicism had a Polish pope who was encouraging the Catholics behind the Iron Curtain to keep the faith, and America had a president who said his goal was not to co-exist with Communism but to defeat it. The West was more confident and the East seemed exhausted. 

With modern communications and contact between the captive peoples of the East and the free people of the West, Communist governments could no longer convince their people that Communism was a superior way to organize society. And, for the first time, attempts to spread Communism had failed. From the tiny island of Granada, to Nicaragua, to Afghanistan, attempts at expansion had met with failure. 

When the demonstrators in East Germany began chipping away at the wall, the guards did not fire, the Soviets did not send in tanks and the walls came tumbling down. It would still be a couple more years before the other Communist dominoes fell, but one by one they did, except for the two dysfunctional states of North Korea and Cuba. China did not fall, but morphed into a state that Marx or Mao would not recognize. It is only nominally communist. China became a mixed economy with an repressive authoritarian one-party government and it is now flexing its muscle and threatening its neighbors, but it is not spreading an ideology to change the world. 

From the time of the establishment of the first Communist state in Russia in 1917, Communism had steadily grown taking root in country after county until by the time of the fall of the Berlin wall 34% of the worlds populations lived under Communist domination. And by peaceful means, Communism was gaining ground in much of the west with “Euro-communism” gaining acceptance and becoming parties in coalition governments. 

For more than seventy years, freedom had been on the defensive and Communism had been ascending. During that time, approximately 100 million people were killed with a brutal efficiency. Approximately 65 million were killed in China under Mao Zedong, 25 million in Leninist and Stalinist Russia, 2 million in Cambodia, and millions more in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America. This was accomplished by mass murders, planned famines, working people to death in labor camps, and other ruthless methods. From the thousands of Cossacks slaughtered on the orders of Lenin to the victims of Mao’s “land reform” the totals mounted. In addition to the millions of deaths, many more millions spend part of their lives in prison in the Gulag of Russia and the reeducation camps of Vietnam and China. Those who never spend part of their life in real prisons, lived in societies with secret police, enforced conformity, thought control, fear, scarcity, and everyone spying on everyone else. 

While the world looks with horror on the approximate 11 million victims of Hitler’s Europe, for some reason less attentions has been paid to the 100 million victims of Communist tyranny. While the Nazi era lasted for only 11 years, the Communist terror began in 1917 and continues to this day. The story would be complete if the last Communist regime fell, but the fall of the Berlin Wall is a landmark event. By the fall of the wall, it was clear that Communism was not the wave of the future and that freedom would survive in the world. 

Not only would freedom survive in the world, but the world itself would survive. It is easy to forget what a dangerous place the world was on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world's nuclear stockpiles had grown to 70,000 warheads, with an average destructive power about 20 times that of the weapons that were dropped on Japan. One deranged colonel, one failure of a radar system, or one misreading of intentions could have led to events that destroyed the world. We were one blink away from destruction of life on earth. 

If there is any event in the history of world worthy of celebrating, it should be the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Senator Lamar Alexander: "After counting every valid vote and allowing courts to resolve disputes, ....

Senator Lamar Alexander:  "After counting every valid vote and allowing courts to resolve disputes, it is important to respect and promptly accept the result. The orderly transfer or reaffirming of immense power after a presidential election is the most enduring symbol of our democracy." (link)

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

IT ISN’T OVER!

From American Conservative Union:


Free and fair elections are under attack. We must unite to demand transparency and fight for our democracy. Leftists may steal this election and our system of choosing our leaders will remain vulnerable to corruption. 

Early Tuesday night, President Trump was outperforming predictions nationwide. Since then, vote count irregularities popped up in crucial battleground states. We’re particularly concerned about Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Georgia. This afternoon, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told President Trump to put on “his big boy pants” and concede, because he lost. 

At least 40,000 votes are still uncounted in the make-or-break state of Pennsylvania, but the mayor of its biggest city is calling it for Biden before all the votes are even counted! It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. Pollsters, pundits, media outlets, and Big Tech have colluded to send the false message, despite hard data to the contrary, that President Trump cannot win this election. They want Americans to believe it is over. 

 IT ISN’T OVER! 
Here’s the truth: 
  • Republicans gained House seats 
  • Republicans are likely to hold the Senate 
  • Voting irregularities in multiple battleground states could mean a second term for President Trump There was and is no blue wave. 
 We are on the case. Our Chairman, Matt Schlapp, is on the ground with Team Trump in Nevada to ensure every LEGAL ballot is counted whether the partisan election officials like it or not. This morning, Matt was on Fox & Friends detailing the assaults going on to our free and fair elections in Nevada. 

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