witnessing the greatest assault on free speech and expression, and due process, in the last 70 years.

Be Very Afraid. Mark Wauck – “So says, in effect, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They want you to be very afraid of your fellow Americans, any number of whom DHS suspects may be domestic terrorists. Even though DHS admits that “DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot.”

Trump Eviscerates Democrats’ Impeachment Charges. Tyler O’Neil – “Trump asks the Senate to “dismiss Article I: Incitement of Insurrection against him as moot, and thus in violation of the Constitution, because the Senate lacks jurisdiction to remove from office a man who does not hold office. In the alternative, the 45th President respectfully requests the Senate acquit him on the merits of the allegations raised in the article of impeachment.”

A data maven says fraud affected the election outcome. Andrea Widburg – “Immediately after the election, data maven Matthew Braynard began to determine how many fake ballots were cast in the disputed states. He now says he has absolute proof that Biden’s victory in Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin came through election fraud.”

2020 Presidential Election Lawsuits — the Facts. Stu Cvrk – “It’s beyond exasperating to keep hearing the cacophony of chicanery about the 2020 Presidential election-related lawsuits.” … “a team of independent volunteer (unpaid) scientists and engineers recently put together a List of Lawsuits involving the 2020 Presidential election. In it we identified the issues at stake, how each case was treated by the courts, what evidence was objectively analyzed, who won and lost, etc.” … “Our view is that the public needs to be much better educated regarding the election integrity issue — and having a more accurate understanding of the lawsuit component is a key part of that.”

Why Are Americans Naive About Evil? Eric Metaxas – “Growing up as their son in the Sixties and Seventies, I heard innumerable stories of their experiences, never doubting that there was real evil in the world — or that its political form existed in the soul-crushing ideology of Marxist communism.” … “As Solzhenitsyn prophesied, we in this great country have naively drifted along, now for decades accepting increased government control over our lives and even believing the seductive lie that “socialism” can somehow be a good thing.”

Trip to Vietnam Reconfirmed My Hatred of Communism. Dennis Prager – “The more I came to admire the Vietnamese people — their intelligence, love of life, dignity and hard work — the more rage I felt toward the communists who brought them (and, of course, us Americans) so much suffering in the second half of the 20th century.”

The ‘Big Lie’ And Big Liars. Derek Hunter – “the Big Lies are flying from the left, from their mouths and through the megaphone of journalists.”

How Socialism Wiped Out Venezuela’s Spectacular Oil Wealth. Andrés Figueredo Thomson – “Venezuela has the world’s largest proven oil reserves. It’s out of gasoline.”

 

It’s Time For Conservatives To Take On Big Tech Tyrants. Here’s How. Rachel Bovard – “it is a sincere effort by Big Tech and woke corporations to punish, de-platform, delegitimize, marginalize, and silence the millions of Americans who hold viewpoints and beliefs that differ from the alliance of corporate media, the establishment Democratic party, and the lords of Silicon Valley.”

“The stated pretext of banning content and actors who “incite violence” is a laughable and transparently fake excuse from platforms where violent threats and content circulate daily. … Images of child sexual abuse circulate daily, but the platforms fight efforts to make them more responsible for it, laying the blame on law enforcement.

Moreover, the definition of what incites violence is left helpfully vague enough to cover whatever these companies happen disagree with.

This is hegemonic, corporate power, exercised at a scale that renders it capable of de-platforming ordinary Americans from consequential avenues of public life and commerce.

At one time, the left would have been concerned about the government and business acting in concern to silence dissent. Now, because it favors them, they cheer it.

There is legitimate frustration in the GOP base that their lawmakers – in the Senate, in particular – wasted four years chest-thumping and peacocking at hearings while taking no substantive action on the Senate floor.

the time for persuasion has ended, and the time to align around concrete policy solutions is here. The threat of ideological corporate monopoly or oligopoly power is a real and present danger, and left unaddressed it will relegate conservatives, libertarians, and anyone with a right-leaning persuasion to a second-class citizenry unable to access the infrastructure of commerce, speech, and community engagement.

The way we move forward will determine if we are a people beholden to the true ideals of republican government and free commerce, or if we have so corrupted the idea of freedom that we are happily willing to sacrifice the full expression of our liberties to a fundamentally undemocratic state of corporatism.

‘I Banish You!’ Glenn Ellmers – “What William Shakespeare can teach us about the Trump impeachment trial.” … “take a page from Coriolanus—Shakespeare’s riveting play about envy, honor, and the decline of popular government.” … “It may be possible for a while to pretend that passion can replace virtue, and that ideology can replace truth—but this can’t last. Even Washington, D.C. cannot defeat the nature of reality.”

American Exceptionalism. Mark Wauck – “Ask yourself this–why would we expect kids to behave differently when they’ve been exposed to the truth that life in America is one hoax after another? They see that cheating, system rigging, is what allows bad people to “get ahead.” At the most basic level, they see that their teachers–role models all!–are cheating the system, too–which means that the system was set up to enable cheating. And the kids have no strong convictions to fall back on”

It’s time to take seriously teachers’ refusal to teach. Andrea Widburg – “What’s being taught through the BLM curriculum is the whole panoply of hard-left thought, which substitutes illusory restorative justice for the rule of law, makes race (something over which people have no control) the single most important thing about the individual, pushes kids into becoming political activists, and — most disturbingly — advances the transgender myth.”

“This is not education; it’s indoctrination, and the teachers’ cowardice in the face of the Wuhan virus is the perfect opportunity to bring an end to this madness. Public schools have gotten too big and too political. If Democrats could use the Wuhan virus to upend America, conservatives should be able to use it to strike down a toxic system that employs too many people more interested in advocacy than in education.

Why Are Progressives So Illiberal? Victor Davis Hanson – “Progressives adopted identity politics and rejected class considerations because solidarity with elite minorities excuses them from concern for, or experience with, the middle classes of all races.”

America’s Frontline Doctors on the COVID vaccines. H.P. Smith –

“It’s interesting that the same “scientific” and media communities that rebranded HCQ — a drug with decades of history of safe and widespread use — as unsafe during mid-2020 is now aggressively pushing the distribution of vaccines with very little testing data of any kind and, by definition, zero data regarding any possible long-term complications. I ask why?

I don’t know about you, but I am not someone who takes everyone at their word, especially these days. I have a scientific educational background that taught me to involve the scientific method as part of my critical thinking. I am much more likely to listen to a group of respected practicing physicians brave enough to risk their careers in order to advocate caution in taking an experimental “vaccine” than I am to take the word of politicians, media talking heads, or the liability-immune pharmaceutical companies poised to make billions from its distribution.

Some Covid Links. Cafe Hayek – The tyranny tightens; Julius Ruechel exposes the immorality of Covid-19 lockdowns; Mark Ellse exposes appallingly misleading reporting on Covid; and more.

And speaking of hydroxychloroquine… neo – “Months ago I searched for clinical trials – which are usually considered the gold standard research on such things – and found a few but they all used a protocol for the drug that didn’t fit the recommendations of those who felt it to be useful.” … “One thing I do know is that the early politicization of this drug was extremely counterproductive to finding out the truth.”

Resist the Hysteria and Tyranny. Don Boudreaux – “In late 1973 and early 1974 Henry decried the biased and uninformed reporting on the fuel shortages that then plagued America, and he called on people to resist the demands for the strict government controls that were then said by many in elite circles to be necessary to best deal with these shortages.”

How to Deprogram Us. Victor Davis Hanson – “Why not borrow the current Chinese “social credit system”? … “This needed deprogramming of the American mind would not take all that much more work or money. … In just the last few weeks, we have proven that we already are halfway there.”

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