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Samuel Adams Founding Father in a letter to James Warren, 1779: If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.

Dr. Ileana Johnson Pugh contributor to Canada Free Press: The tool used to replace capitalism with communism was disinformation, drop by daily drop, aided by a Marxist media, corrupt politicians, and corrupt teachers, over a long period of time, carving permanent holes, and building mighty stalactites and stalagmites, in cavernous darkness, away from the sanitizing sunlight.

Dr. DaShanne Stokes sociologist and author: The more we’re thrown into conflict with each other through engineered distrust, the less able we are to unite against those responsible.

Alexis de Tocqueville French diplomat, political scientist and historian: Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom; socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Matt Walsh contributor to Daily Wire: As always, the groveler gains nothing from his masochistic performance. He is no less canceled at the end of it. The emotional blackmailers who demanded an apology for something that did not affect them or harm them in any way have no plans to actually accept that apology. Like any schoolyard bully, they get off on the act of imposing their will on another person. If you let yourself become a source of this perverse high, they will keep coming back for more.


BREAKING NEWS!!! NH House Election Law Committee Passes FORENSIC AUDIT For Windham NH VOTING MACHINES 20-0!
AWESOME NEWS! Sincere thanks are in order for the entire NH House Election Law Committee, led by Chairperson Barbara Griffin (R-Goffstown), who unanimously voted to approve a forensic audit of Windham, NH’s voting machines and ballots. NH Secretary of State Bill Gardner’s willingness to listen to voter concerns and recognize the importance of performing an independent forensic audit on Windham’s voting machines and ballots is a tribute to his character and integrity. It appears that all of the concerns that have been publicly raised will be addressed… as long as qualified experts that have the skills to deliver a thorough analysis of the machines, memory cards and ballots are picked to serve on the audit team.
Read more at Granite Grok.

Nitzberg: Report: More than 92,000 Clark County NV mail ballots returned undeliverable in general election
“Mass-mail balloting is a step backward for American elections,” PILF President and General Counsel Christian Adams said in a statement. “There are millions of voter registration records with unreliable ‘active’ address information that will ultimately send ballots to the wrong place in a mail election. H.R. 1 does more harm than good for the American people and will leave them at a constant disadvantage to correct election system errors which ultimately impact their abilities to vote in a timely manner.”
Read more at Just the news.


Greenfield: Republicans Now Winning a Majority of Hispanic Conservatives
Some might be tempted to shrug. Don’t conservatives vote Republican already? Not among minorities. Large segments of minority groups and immigrants identify as conservative but vote Democrat. As white lefties pull the Democrats further leftward, tensions with Woke Supremacy are rising. And Democrats are starting to worry. Public Opinion Strategies, which conducts surveys for NBC News/Wall Street Journal, provided me with data on presidential voting from 2012 to 2020 that show significant Republican gains among the roughly 30 percent of Black and Hispanic voters who self-identify as conservative. From 2012 to 2020, Black conservatives shifted from voting 88-7 for the Democratic candidate to 76-17. Black conservative allegiance to the Democratic Party fell by less, from 75 percent Democratic, 9 percent Republican to 71 percent Democratic, 16 percent Republican. […] Republicans are winning a majority of Hispanic conservatives. How much does that matter?
Read more at FrontPage Magazine.


Mai: ‘China’s military must spend more’ to meet US war threat
China must increase military spending to prepare for a war with a dominant power, according to the country’s top general, raising the spectre of armed conflict with the United States. General Xu Qiliang, second in command of the armed forces after President Xi Jinping, said the spending was necessary to prepare the country for the “Thucydides trap”, the idea that conflict is inevitable when one power rises to displace a great one. “In the face of the Thucydides trap and border problems, the military must speed up increasing its capacity,” said Xu, who is also one of the 25 members of the Politburo, the Communist Party’s inner circle. “[We] must make breakthroughs in combat methods and ability, and lay a sound foundation for military modernisation.”
Read more at South China Morning Post.

Wang, Chen & Radnofsky: China proposes teaching masculinity to boys as state is alarmed by changing gender roles
In January, China’s Education Ministry published plans to “cultivate masculinity” in boys from kindergarten through high school. The initiative involves hiring and training more gym teachers, testing students more comprehensively in physical education, making health education compulsory and supporting research into issues like the “influence of the phenomenon of internet celebrities on adolescents’ values.” The plan follows a warning from one of China’s top political advisers that the nation is experiencing a national “masculinity crisis.” “Chinese boys have been spoiled by housewives and female teachers,” the adviser, Si Zefu, said in a policy proposal in May. Boys would soon become “delicate, timid and effeminate” unless action was taken, he said.
Read more at NBC News.


Brodsky: Biden’s National Security Strategy Aims To Take The Leftist Culture War Global
America’s genuine adversaries will likely view the Biden administration’s national security ‘guidance’ with a mixture of relief, laughter, and incredulity. The Biden administration released its “Interim National Security Strategic Guidance” last week in a 24-page blueprint for reordering American society according to leftist dogmas that will also be applied as policy abroad. A central theme of the text is “democracy,” a word mentioned 24 times. According to the “Guidance,” democracy is the solution at home and abroad, it is under assault, and it must be “revitalized.” One must dig a little deeper and connect the loose threads to understand how the Biden administration imbues the word “democracy” with meaning that goes far beyond what most people would assume. While lamenting the global rise of authoritarianism, the document argues that our democracy and national strategy were “reinforced by the 12 initial executive actions issued by President Biden in his first two days in office,” which the administration argues “centers on restoring trust with the American people.” In the administration’s version of “democracy,” then, presidential authority that bypasses Congress is considered more democratic.
Read more at The Federalist.

Rummier: House votes to send $1.9 trillion COVID relief package to Biden’s desk
The House voted 220-211 on Wednesday to approve the Senate’s revised version of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, sending the bill to Biden’s desk to be signed. […] How we got here: The massive spending package was passed via budget reconciliation, a process that allows the Senate to approve legislation with a simple majority vote, rather than the usual 60-vote threshold. […] What to watch: The White House says Biden will sign the bill on Friday and that stimulus checks will begin going out before the end of the month. [NOTE: Only 9% of Biden’s Covid Relief Package goes to COVID.] Read more at Axios.

(Feb. 26, 2021) Heartland Institute: Biden’s American Rescue Plan Is Blue State Bailout
For years, states like Illinois have been hoping for a federal bailout. Illinois currently carries a mind-boggling $224 billion debt burden. Well, Illinois lawmakers must be breathing a big sigh of relief, considering it appears more likely than ever that the federal government will pump out $350 billion to states and local governments, under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. […] The same scenario is playing out throughout the United States, from New York to California. Such is why many blue-state lawmakers are absolutely giddy about the prospects of a $350 billion federal bailout.
Read more RedState.


Paugh: The Web of Deceit and Disinformation
It will take entire generations to reverse the dangerous trend once the web of deceit had been spun so masterfully […] Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa and Ronald J. Rychlak detailed in 2013 “how the Soviet KGB and allied intelligence agencies worked to sow disinformation and plant false news stories in the Western news media.” Ion Mihai Pacepa, Highest-Ranking Soviet Bloc Defector To The West, Reported Dead At 92 (RFERL) Gen. Pacepa wrote two seminal books, Red Horizons (his memoirs), a view into the life of an entire nation terrorized by the much-hated communist dictator Ceausescu, and Disinformation, how the communist spying machine managed to patiently infiltrate the west over decades and eventually to bring about the demise of capitalism from within and the installation of Marxism across the globe. The tool used to replace capitalism with communism was disinformation, drop by daily drop, aided by a Marxist media, corrupt politicians, and corrupt teachers, over a long period of time, carving permanent holes, and building mighty stalactites and stalagmites, in cavernous darkness, away from the sanitizing sunlight.
Read more at Canada Free Press.

Weiss: The Miseducation of America’s Elites
Affluent parents, terrified of running afoul of the new orthodoxy in their children’s private schools, organize in secret. The dissidents use pseudonyms and turn off their videos when they meet for clandestine Zoom calls. They are usually coordinating soccer practices and carpools, but now they come together to strategize. They say that they could face profound repercussions if anyone knew they were talking. But the situation of late has become too egregious for emails or complaining on conference calls. So one recent weekend, on a leafy street in West Los Angeles, they gathered in person and invited me to join.
In a backyard behind a four-bedroom home, ten people sat in a circle of plastic Adirondack chairs, eating bags of Skinny Pop. These are the rebels: well-off Los Angeles parents who send their children to Harvard-Westlake, the most prestigious private school in the city. By normal American standards, they are quite wealthy. By the standards of Harvard-Westlake, they are average. These are two-career couples who credit their own success not to family connections or inherited wealth but to their own education. So it strikes them as something more than ironic that a school that costs more than $40,000 a year—a school with Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s right hand, and Sarah Murdoch, wife of Lachlan and Rupert’s daughter-in-law, on its board—is teaching students that capitalism is evil. For most parents, the demonization of capitalism is the least of it. They say that their children tell them they’re afraid to speak up in class. Most of all, they worry that the school’s new plan to become an “anti-racist institution”—unveiled this July, in a 20-page document—is making their kids fixate on race and attach importance to it in ways that strike them as grotesque. […] This Harvard-Westlake parents’ group is one of many organizing quietly around the country to fight what it describes as an ideological movement that has taken over their schools. This story is based on interviews with more than two dozen of these dissenters—teachers, parents, and children—at elite prep schools in two of the bluest states in the country: New York and California. […] The parents in the backyard say that for every one of them, there are many more, too afraid to speak up. “I’ve talked to at least five couples who say: I get it. I think the way you do. I just don’t want the controversy right now,” related one mother. They are all eager for their story to be told—but not a single one would let me use their name. They worry about losing their jobs or hurting their children if their opposition to this ideology were known.
Read more at City Journal.


Justice: Researchers: CDC Misrepresented Scientific Research To Keep Schools Closed At Kids’ Expense
A team of scientists published an op-ed in USA Today on Tuesday that called out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for allegedly misrepresenting their research in its guidance on school closures. The article, co-authored by Dr. Tara Henderson and Dr. Daniel Johnson at the University of Chicago with Dr. Monica Gandhi and Dr. Tracy Beth Hoeg at the University of California, was headlined, “CDC misinterpreted our research on opening schools. It should loosen the rules now.” The researchers highlighted that the CDC had used their work to issue recommendations for schools re-openings they claim is based in fear, as only half of all K-12 schools in the U.S. are offering any in-person learning, with less than a quarter offering full in-person instruction to students.
Read more at The Federalist.

Zempei: Vaccines Should Signal A Return To Normal, But Blue States And Bureaucrats Are Ensuring That Doesn’t Happen
COVID cases aren’t keeping Americans in a state of perpetual limbo; those are plunging. It’s blue states and bureaucrats. […] Our ruling class has no desire to resume normal life. Our personal decisions are now perpetually decided for us, according to the fears and desires of the most risk-averse among us, sometimes for nothing more than political capital. Read more at The Federalist.


(From 2019) Thorner: Debunking Popular Climate Myths About CO2
If you believe the debate over global warming has ever been about science—or for that matter climate—you have been conditioned, through formal education or through reports warning of doom and gloom, to believe what others rightly describe as a world-wide hoax concocted to unite the world under a single socialistic government where there is no capitalism, no democracy, and no freedom. Why is exposing the truth so important? Because it has everything to do with the redistribution of wealth and the establishment of political agendas aimed at destroying the foundation of eastern democracies and free markets.
Accordingly, it is therefore critical for everyone to become informed so free and open debate can exist, rather than the suppression and falsification of actual scientific climate data. This article will expose some of the popular climate myths about CO2, so the reader will be equipped with ammunition to spread the truth to those who are willing to listen and have not yet become environmental extremists. Links are included after each myth to substantiate information and to provide reference material for further interest and clarification. […] Myth #1: Carbon dioxide emissions cause catastrophic global warming.
Carbon dioxide has always been in the earth’s atmosphere at much greater levels than today. Six-hundred-million years ago when the greatest explosion of new animal species occurred, CO2 concentrations exceeded 6,500 ppm, 17 times more than today. Over billions of years, the geologic record clearly shows that there is no long-term correlation between atmospheric CO2 levels and the Earth’s climate. There are periods . . .
Read more at Climate Change Dispatch.


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