Daily News Roundup – April 1, 2021

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April Fools’ Day—celebrated on April 1 each year—has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools’ Day traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools!” at the end to clue in the subject of the April Fools’ Day prank. While its exact history is shrouded in mystery, the embrace of April Fools’ Day jokes by the media and major brands has ensured the unofficial holiday’s long life.
Read more/Watch the 2:35 minute video at History.

Shurk: Let’s Celebrate the Federal Government on April Fools’ Day
Let’s celebrate the federal government every April Fools’ Day. How fitting a holiday to toast a byzantine, irresponsible, and largely untouchable system of red-tape rule-makers and above-the-law actors who do little for the American people other than overpromise, underperform, and charge a hundred times more than they’re worth for the service. This is a bureaucratic leviathan so corrupt that it requires a cottage industry of lobbyists to enrich the “public servants,” so unserious in its missions that it can’t finish one war before starting the next, so anti-American in its sentiments that it routinely proclaims its citizens the most villainous racists and rubes on Earth, and so incompetent in executing its long-term strategies that its reckless spending of borrowed monies has pushed the dollar to the brink of collapse. What profligate, vain, sanctimonious fools have permanently taken over the national government. What morally vacuous scoundrels and scolds have taken up residence where giants of intellect and great defenders of freedom once stood. How craven yet supercilious are these embarrassing Marie Antionettes who bask in their own illusory superiority while nonchalantly declaring that men are now women, that fear of death justifies destroying daily life, that face masks magically prove one’s virtue, and that all “free” Americans must now bow down before the state’s false religion of the woke and perpetually aggrieved. Caligula had nothing on the current crop of poseurs and pretenders who rule Americans through fear while doing absolutely nothing for America. The least we can do is reserve one day on the calendar for recognizing how foolish our leaders truly are, for it’s clear that the federal government takes us all for fools 365 days a year.
Read more at American Thinker.


Dennis Prager contributor to Frontpage Magazine: When Judeo-Christian principles are abandoned, evil eventually ensues. One doesn’t have to be a believer to acknowledge this. Many secular conservatives recognize that the end of religion in the West leads to moral chaos — which is exactly what we are witnessing today exactly what we witnessed in Europe last century. When Christianity died in Europe, we got communism, fascism and Nazism. What will we get in America if Christianity and Judeo-Christian values die?

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh contributor to Canada Free Press: Reality is being violently, deconstructed, replaced by a “woke,” “virtue signaling,” oppressive, repressive reality with its own Marxist agendas dictated by the Democrat Party, Billionaire oligarchs, Big Tech Technocrats

Sundance contributor to the Conservative Treehouse responded to Eric Trump’s tweet that Big Tech took censorship and deplatforming of President Trump to a new level: If the message is accurate, anyone who speaks on behalf of Donald Trump, and/or anyone show shares communication, statements or official replies from the “voice” of Donald Trump, will have their content removed. This applies to any/all campaign surrogates and spokespeople for President Trump.

Jonathan Easley, Brett Samuels and Amie Parnes writing for The Hill: The White House is pushing an infrastructure bill that could reshape the discussion around capitalism as it seems to re-establish the federal government as a primary driver of how the economy should grow and function.

Hillary Clinton former Democrat presidential nominee on repealing the filibuster: It certainly should be lifted for constitutional matters, and I would put election law matters at the top of that list.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The race-mongers and election “reform” opportunists also think that it is so shockingly racist to require that absentee ballots be verified and accepted by 5:00 pm the day after the election. When do they think a post-Election Day deadline is no longer racist? A week after Election Day? A month? A year?

Shawn Waugh contributor to American Greatness: The Branch Covidians can have their religion. They are protected by the First Amendment. What they cannot do is force me to believe in their unscientific doctrine. They cannot command that we all be baptized by masks.


Sundance: Here’s The Trump Interview Facebook Banned – Lara Trump Interviews President Donald J Trump
Facebook and Instagram have banned all sharing of President Trump (or his surrogates that speak on his behalf) from their platform. Here is the interview that precipitated their action.
Watch the 18 minute interview at The Conservative Treehouse.


Prager: The American Civil War Is Over Judeo-Christian Values
Conservatives often speak of Judeo-Christian values and how the current civil war in the United States and the rest of the West is essentially a battle between those values and the left, which rejects Judeo-Christian values. They are right. But they rarely explain what Judeo-Christian values are. Yet, without an explanation, mentioning Judeo-Christian values is useless. So, let me do that now. […] Here they are: 1. Objective moral standards come from God. As I have written and spoken about in a PragerU video and elsewhere, if there is no God who declares murder wrong, murder can be subjectively wrong but not objectively wrong. So, while there can certainly be nonbelievers who hold murder, stealing and other actions wrong, without God, those are opinions, not moral facts. Without the God of the Bible, there are no moral facts. 2. . . .
Read more at FrontPage Mag.

VDH: Radical New Rules for Post-America
Americans privately fear these rules, while publicly appearing to accept them. here are 10 new ideas that are changing America, maybe permanently. 1) Money is a construct. It can be created from thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much. Prior presidents ran up huge annual deficits. But at least there were some concessions that the money was real and had to be paid back. Not now. As we near $30 trillion in national debt and 110 percent of annual GDP, our elites either believe permanent zero interest rates make the cascading obligation irrelevant, or the larger the debt, the more likely we will be forced to address needed income redistribution. 2) Laws are not necessarily binding anymore. Joe Biden took an oath to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” But he has willfully rendered federal immigration laws null and void. Some rioters are prosecuted for violating federal laws, others not so much. Arrests, prosecutions, and trials are all fluid. Ideology governs when a law is still considered a law. Crime rates do not necessarily matter. If someone is carjacked, assaulted, or shot, it can be understood to be as much his fault as the perpetrator’s. Either the victim was too lax, uncaring, and insensitive, or he provoked his attacker. How useful the crime is to the larger agendas of the Left determines whether a victim is really a victim, and the victimizer really a victimizer. 3) Racialism is now acceptable. We are defined first by our particular ethnic or religious tribe, only secondarily—if at all—by an American commonality. Unapologetic and explicit exclusion of . . . 4) . . .
Read more at American Greatness.

McDonald: How Three Women Sought to Sway Americans Away From Socialism
The “Libertarians of ‘43” were outspoken advocates of American individualism and human ingenuity. In 1943, as collectivist policies were ascendant, an extraordinary thing happened. Three women published three books that year that would jolt Americans from their socialist stupor and remind them of the fundamental American values of individual liberty, limited government, free-market capitalism, and entrepreneurship. This Women’s History Month is an ideal time to reflect on how Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Ayn Rand helped to catalyze the 20th-century libertarian movement. The “Libertarians of ‘43,” as Paterson biographer Stephen Cox dubbed these women, were outspoken advocates of American individualism and human ingenuity, and vocal critics of socialist ideology and big government policies.
Read more at The Prickly Pear


Mike Lindell Presents: Scientific Proof
Internationally renowned physicist absolutely proves 2020 election was the biggest cyber-crime in history. The theft of America by enemies foreign and domestic.
Watch the 55:40 minute video at Lindlee TV.

Greenfield; Georgia’s New Election Law Suppresses Fraud, Not Voter Access
The Democrats’ response to any attempts by state legislatures to ensure integrity in their states’ elections is to cry “racism” and “Jim Crow.” Georgia’s new voting law, entitled the “Election Integrity Act of 2021,” has become the Democrats’ favorite punching bag. They are twisting the truth about the law to bolster their case for stripping the states of their constitutional authority to determine the times, places, and manner of conducting elections within their own jurisdictions. […] Businesses are being pressured to strongly protest Georgia’s new voting law. The CEO of Delta Airlines, which is based in Atlanta, got the message. He said that the “entire rationale” for the law is “based on a lie.” It is the branding of Georgia’s new law as “Jim Crow” that is the real lie. At least three lawsuits have been filed against Georgia’s Election Integrity Act. One of the complaints filed in federal court called it the “Voter Suppression Bill.” The only thing that Georgia’s new law suppresses is cheating. […] Only race-mongers and election “reform” opportunists would label such voter identification requirements as voter suppression.
Read more at FrontPage Mag.


The National Pulse; EXC: ‘Fire Fauci’ Bill Introduced To Congress Today
Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene will today introduce a new bill entitled the “Fire Fauci Act,” seeking to strip the highest-paid U.S. federal employee and COVID-19 “father” of his position as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Read more at The National Pulse.


Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh : The Relentless and Often Violent Deconstruction of Reality
A person most people have never heard of wrote in 1994 about ducks as a term for disinformation, “‘When the ducks are flying’ means that the press is publishing disinformation.” The famous spy master, I. M. Pacepa, quoted him in his 2013 book, Disinformation. Disinformation is not something new, we just became more aware of it recently in our mainstream media, labeled “fake news” by former President Donald J. Trump. But the mass media alone would not be able to succeed beyond their wildest dreams, they have daily help from the current executive, corrupt politicians, corrupt teachers, professors, the church, the medical field, Hollywood, law and disorder, justice system, and multiple levels of government. We are “violently deconstructing reality” at all levels based on a liberation movement against the “institutionalized violence of poverty” which allegedly was caused by the United States. The communists from Eastern Europe loved to promote “liberation” movements, i.e., The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the National Liberation Army of Columbia (FARC), to name just two. {…] The black liberation theology movement had its hero, the infamous Che Guevara, who became their icon and his revolutionary visage on t-shirts became the preferred attire of American high school and college students who have no idea who he really was and how many innocents he had murdered. […] It seems that the religion of the young American generations has become Marxism and they are drugged up by the promise of free stuff, social justice, and racial justice. They are so enamored with impossible social justice that they steal, loot, and burn “evil capitalist” enterprises of poor neighborhoods, violently deconstructing the reality of the most tolerant country in the world by inventing systemic racism and non-existent white supremacy.
Read more at Canada Free Press.

Pollak: Biden Infrastructure Plan Erodes ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws, Includes ‘Card Check’
A provision of President Joe Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, would erode “right-to-work” laws in states that do not force workers to join a union, and would include a controversial “card check” system. As described by the White House, the plan will “promote union organizing and collective bargaining,” in part through the “Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act,” a Democrat bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this year. […] “Card check” does away with the secret ballot, and it could allow union organizers to intimidate workers — which is why even former Democratic Party presidential nominee George McGovern opposed the idea in 2008. Then as now, Democrats claimed they were helping workers’ rights, calling “card check” the “Employee Free Choice Act.” […] As Fox Business notes, the PRO Act also includes a provision that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. That repeats the policy enacted by California’s Democrat-dominated legislature in 2019 in AB 5, which caused havoc in the “gig economy,” including ride-sharing companies. Female workers who prefer more flexible schedules were particularly badly affected.
Read more at Breitbart.

Mee: H.R. 1: It’s Worse Than You Think
“…and for other purposes” seems to be included in the titles of so many bills these days that it’s always enlightening to dig a little deeper, past a bill’s obvious provisions. In the case of H.R. 1 — the 2021 Omnibus Federal Electoral Fraud Enhancement Act — the revelations are pretty scary. They’re intended to drive from politics people Democrats don’t like and to consolidate in Congressional hands information that violates the Separation of Powers doctrine or the Bill of Rights. Others have spoken forcefully about the bill’s proposed unjust and ruinous changes to the Federal Election Commission, campaign finance reforms, and general election processes. Today, let’s see what the last 100 or so pages of this nearly 900-page bill bring us. This is where all the “other purposes” are hiding and they’re as bad as the rest of the bill.
Read more at American Thinker.


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