Daily News Roundup

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Luis Miguel contributor to the New American: A republic founded upon God’s law is unchanging. A democracy is ever-changing; for the majority may want one thing today and another tomorrow. A republic restrains men’s appetites and worse impulses. A democracy puts them in the driver’s seat. A republic recognizes the supreme authority of God. A democracy sees only man as the highest authority in existence. Democracy and Christian society are incompatible. If we wish to save Western civilization from self-destruction, democracy must be done away with.

Richard McDonough contributor to American Thinker: The craven elites in both parties fear Trump will expose their incompetence and corruption because he is one of the few that does not fear them.  Indeed, the very people who have targeted Trump have exposed their own corruption in their willingness to overturn every law and precedent in order to get him.  One can only infer that they have a very great deal to hide, even much more than we had thought.

Jacob Siegel  contributor to The American Mind: While emulation of the Chinese model of top-down party-driven social control does appear to be the direction that AI and governance are moving in the U.S., I would submit respectfully that continuing in that direction will mean the end of our tradition of self-government and the American way of life.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote a statement regarding Arizona v. Mayorkas (Title 42 orders) decision: We do not need to confront a bayonet, we need only a nudge, before we willingly abandon the nicety of requiring laws to be adopted by our legislative representatives and accept rule by decree. Along the way, we will accede to the loss of many cherished civil liberties—the right to worship freely, to debate public policy without censorship, to gather with friends and family, or simply to leave our homes. We may even cheer on those who ask us to disregard our normal lawmaking processes and forfeit our personal freedoms. Of course, this is no new story. Even the ancients warned that democracies can degenerate toward autocracy in the face of fear [citing Aristotle’s Politics].


LINK TO THE 3:32:35 HOUR 5/18/2023 HEARING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JNXMDMEJog

(Outstanding reporting) Mahoney: FBI Whistleblowers Share Grievous Governmental Misconduct: https://www.uncoverdc.com/2023/05/18/fbi-whistleblowers-share-grievous-governmental-misconduct/

Don’t pass on reading this article and watching the 4 minute statement by Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) and the three FBI witnesses statements read to members of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government

ULTRA-Maga Lori Patriot Tweet: Congresswoman Harriet Hageman calls a spade a spade. Holy cow watch what she says about the heads of the DOJ and FBI

Harriet Hageman (R-WY).

Watch the 37 second hearing video: https://twitter.com/LiberatedCit/status/1659262057185701889

TexasLindsey Tweet: BREAKING: F.B.I. Whistleblower, Garrett O’Boyle just ended today’s hearing with a chilling warning for future F.B.I Whistleblowers

Watch the 57 second video hearing exchange: https://twitter.com/TexasLindsay_/status/1659244370392907787

DC Draino Tweet:  FBI whistleblower testifies under oath that FBI won’t allow 11,000+ hours of J6 footage to be released b/c it would expose undercover agents committing crimes inside Capitol

Not only was J6 a Fed setup, but now it’s confirmed that FBI is also covering its tracks

Watch the 35 second hearing video: https://twitter.com/DC_Draino/status/1659218584780849152


War Room: Big Tech Firms Working with Congress to Make AI “Safe and Effective” — Don’t Buy It

Watch the 19:28 minute video: https://rumble.com/v2ohg9y-big-tech-firms-working-with-congress-to-make-ai-safe-and-effective-dont-buy.html

Siegel: Black-Boxing Democracy

AI moves us at exponential rate from obscurity to the impenetrable darkness of the so-called “black box.” As the computer scientist Stephen Wolfram noted when he testified before the Senate in 2019, “If we want to seriously use the power of computation—and AI—then inevitably there won’t be a ‘human-explainable’ story about what’s happening inside.” America was founded on the ideal that individual citizens, through their free and informed actions, should participate in their government. But for a free people to be participants in the making of their own laws and the meaning of their own lives, they must be knowledgeable about the world around them. Centralized applications of AI that invisibly alter the architecture of perception and reality—for instance by performing mass censorship of certain phrases or narratives—make such knowledge impossible. Moreover, as the writer James Poulos notes, the AI approach to governance undermines individuals’ faith in their own capacity for reasoned action because it is “driven by a logic of seeing technology as better and stronger than humanity.”

Read more: https://americanmind.org/memo/black-boxing-democracy/


Coates: Court Rejects Claim That Copper Mine Land Is Needed For Jaguar Preservation

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that regulators were wrong to conclude that parts of Pima County targeted for a copper mine are critical to the preservation of endangered jaguars. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower court decision and revives hopes for the Rosemont Copper mine, which supporters said would bring hundreds of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue to the region.But in a dissent, Judge Holly Thomas said the record “amply supports” the government’s finding that the land in Pima County is “critical to the conservation of the jaguar as it faces threats elsewhere in its range.” […]  But Hudbay Minerals Inc., the Canadian mining company behind the Rosemont mine, said it was pleased the court had found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “erred in its designation of the northern Santa Ritas as jaguar critical habitat.” […] . . .  critics note that the mine will consume enormous amounts of water and point to reports of the troubled history of water pollution from copper sulfide mines.

Read more: https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2023/05/18/court-rejects-claim-that-copper-mine-land-is-needed-for-jaguar-preservation/


Totenberg: U.S. Supreme Court hands social media companies a major victory

It was the first test case involving a legal shield adopted 27 years ago to protect internet companies from lawsuits. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports. NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: In two separate cases, the families of people killed in terrorist bombing attacks sued Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, claiming that the companies had violated the Federal Anti-Terrorism Act, which specifically allows people to sue for aiding and abetting terrorism. The families allege that the companies did more than passively provide platforms for communication. Rather, they contended that by recommending ISIS videos to those who might be interested, the internet platforms were seeking to get more viewers and increase their ad revenue even though they knew that ISIS was using their services as a recruitment tool. But today, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected those claims. Writing for the court, Justice Clarence Thomas said . . .

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/05/18/1176935452/u-s-supreme-court-hands-social-media-companies-a-major-victory


Simonson: Biden Justice Department Declined To Prosecute Disgraced Soros-Backed U.S. Attorney

The Biden Department of Justice declined to prosecute disgraced George Soros-backed U.S. attorney Rachael Rollins after its own inspector general recommended it do so, according to the watchdog’s report. The Office of the Inspector General on Wednesday released a 155-page report that detailed Rollins’s numerous ethical violations. Nestled in a footnote, the inspector general revealed that the Justice Department ignored its suggestion to prosecute Rollins on charges of lying to federal investigators. The inspector general found that Rollins gave several false statements to its investigators during a December 2022 interview, a federal offense that is punishable by up to five years in prison. It is unclear why the Justice Department declined to bring charges against Rollins, who resigned just hours before the inspector general released its report. But it isn’t the first time the Massachusetts prosecutor safely navigated a controversy.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-justice-department-declined-to-prosecute-disgraced-soros-backed-u-s-attorney/


(Covid vaccine related?) HNN Staff: Teenage swimmer dies after medical emergency at swim meet

Emergency Medical Services treated and transported the teen, who later died at the hospital. The Medical Examiners office has not released any details about the medical emergency that caused the teen’s death. The identity of the teenager has also not been released. The swimmer was at a community swimming event not put on by the Hawaii High School Athletics Association.

Read more: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2023/05/14/teenage-swimmer-dies-after-medical-emergency-swim-meet/

(Covid vaccine related death?) Cavallier: World’s sixth best young water-skier ‘dies suddenly’ aged just 18: Micky Geller competed for Canada and was studying at University of Louisiana-Lafayette when he passed away

Micky Geller from Carp, Ontario, Canada, was a freshman at the University of Lafayette-Indiana studying kinesiology when he died on May 6.  No further details on his death have been released, with his passing leaving his friends and loved ones in deep shock.  Geller was a member of the National Champion Ragin’ Cajuns Waterski Team, as well as the Canadian Junior National Waterski team, and was ranked sixth in the world in the U-21 jump, according to his obit.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12100589/University-Louisiana-Lafayette-waterskiing-champion-dies-suddenly-aged-just-18.html


Byas: Trump Vows to Release JFK Assassination Files if Reelected

Former President Donald Trump told The Messenger on Monday that he will release all of the files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy if he regains the White House in 2025. Interest in the JFK assassination has never gone away, but it was given a new boost when Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the nephew of President Kennedy (and the son of Kennedy’s brother, Robert, who was also assassinated) stated last week that there was “overwhelming” evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in Kennedy’s killing. […]  During his presidency, Trump ordered the release of thousands of files, previously kept secret, concerning the Kennedy assassination, but opted to defer to the judgment of the CIA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to not release about 300 hundred files. But after the FBI and the CIA both essentially were actively involved in opposing Trump before, during, and after his presidency, perhaps Trump is not as trusting of the intelligence community as he was early in his tenure in office.

Read more: https://thenewamerican.com/trump-vows-to-release-jfk-assassination-files-if-reelected/


Doombos: Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces impeachment articles against Biden

“It is with the highest amount of solemn Monday that I announced my intention to introduce Articles of Impeachment today on the head of this ‘America-last’ executive branch that has been working since Jan. 20, 2021, to systematically destroy this country,” Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told reporters at the Capitol.

The firebrand congresswoman added the articles she introduced against Biden represent just the “first round” of purported offenses, and said she hopes House Republicans can find additional charges to bring against the president. She did not describe what allegations against Biden the House could or should take up next.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/05/18/marjorie-taylor-greene-introduces-impeachment-articles-against-biden/


The Right Scoop: Unprofessional John Fetterman comes to press conference wearing shorts and a hoodie!

Fetterman then steps up to the podium and begins reading a pre-written note on the debt ceiling talks, the he undoubtedly did not write:. . .

Watch the 54 second video: https://therightscoop.com/unprofessional-john-fetterman-comes-to-press-conference-wearing-shorts-and-a-hoodie/


Vespa: Not a Terrorist? The Biden Team Killed the Wrong Person Again

What do you expect from a man who’s been on the wrong side of every major American foreign policy initiative over the past 40 years? We’re talking about the man who didn’t want to send US Navy Seals into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden. Joe Biden’s foreign policy is littered with incompetence, which goes double when hunting and killing radical Islamic terrorists. In Syria, the Biden administration announced that they had killed a top-level al-Qaeda official, only to walk that back when it turned out they killed the wrong guy (via WaPo): U.S. military officials are walking back claims that a recent strike in Syria killed an influential al-Qaeda figure, following assertions by the dead man’s family that he had no ties to terrorists but was a father of 10 tending to his sheep when he was slain by an American missile.

Read more: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/05/18/the-biden-administration-launched-a-drone-strike-against-the-wrong-person-again-n2623459


Chaitin: Dems Push Biden To Consider 14th Amendment In Debt Ceiling Fight

Nearly a dozen left-wing senators — including high-profile members Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and John Fetterman (D-PA) — sent a letter to Biden on Thursday warning that it may be the president’s only option to avoid a default if Republicans don’t agree to a deal. The senators cite Section Four of the 14th Amendment, which states the “validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” Biden said last week he would consider invoking the 14th Amendment, noting that leftist Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe “thinks that it would be legitimate,” though the president warned the matter would likely be litigated and “in the meantime, without an extension, it would still end up in the same place.” While Republicans have highlighted other legal experts who have argued against the president trying to employ the 14th Amendment, even officials within Biden’s own administration have expressed hesitation. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said in recent days that invoking the 14th Amendment is “legally questionable” and could create a “constitutional crisis.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/dems-push-biden-to-consider-14th-amendment-in-debt-ceiling-fight

 Miguel: The “Age of Democracy” Ushered in the “Age of Degeneracy”

This is no accident. We were warned about the perils of democracy time after time by wise voices throughout history, including by America’s Founders.  John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, championed the Constitution in his state precisely because it would not create a democracy. “Democracy never lasts long,” he noted. “It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.” He insisted, “There was never a democracy that ‘did not commit suicide.’” James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, wrote in The Federalist, No. 10 that “democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.” Of course, most readers of this publication understand that the government of the United States was framed, under the Constitution, as a republic, not a democracy.

Read more: https://thenewamerican.com/the-age-of-democracy-ushered-in-the-age-of-degeneracy/


Revolver.news: Illinois parents call cops on teacher after she tried teaching middle schoolers sodomy…

An Illinois middle-school teacher named Sarah Bonner is in hot water after she read a book to kids called “This Book is Gay” which teaches about swallowing semen and other graphic pointers on acts of sodomy. The frightened children took photos of excerpts and illustrations from the book, and sent them to their parents, who promptly contacted the police. Here are some examples of what was in the pornographic book. That is hardcore pornography. This teacher was sharing hardcore homosexual porn with minors. This woman should be in a jail cell right now.

Read more: https://www.revolver.news/2023/05/illinois-parents-call-cops-on-teacher-after-she-tried-teaching-middle-schoolers-sodomy/


Ingraham Part 2: KKG sorority sister says women’s spaces are being invaded

Watch the 5:34 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6327795988112


War Room: Watch ‘The Sound Of Freedom’: A Spotlight on the Global Movement to End the Trafficking of Minors

God’s children are not for sale. The movie, based on facts,  opens July 4, 2023.  Actor Jim Caviezel is interviewed. Eighty-five thousand children who crossed the boarder have  gone missing.

Watch the 44:56 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2ohw40-watch-the-sound-of-freedom-a-spotlight-on-the-global-movement-to-end-the-tr.html



Greenfield: Anti-Israel Activist Arrested for Vandalizing Michigan Synagogue

strange story turns out not to be so strange after all. A woman accused of spray-painting antisemitic graffiti at the Woodward Avenue Shul Jewish Center in Royal Oak last week has been charged, police said. Randi Lucille Nord was arraigned Wednesday through 44th District Court in Royal Oak, records show. She was charged with ethnic intimidation, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine, and malicious destruction of a building, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a fine three times the amount of the destruction, police said.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/anti-israel-activist-arrested-for-vandalizing-michigan-synagogue/

Sibarium: DC Bar Exam Will Require All Test-Takers To Wear Masks For 12-Hour Exam

“At this time applicants will be required to wear a mask fully covering their mouth and nose during the exam,” the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which administers the test, told registered test-takers in a Thursday memo. “Any additional COVID-19 safety and health procedures will be announced closer to the exam.” The requirement comes on the heels of a German study that found masks expose users to toxic levels of carbon dioxide, which can cause “difficulty concentrating,” “reduced cognitive performance, impaired decision-making and reduced speed of cognitive solutions.” It also follows a study by the Cochrane Review—long considered the Bible for evidence-based medicine—that found masking “probably makes little or no difference” in the spread of COVID-19. Though the D.C. court system dropped its mask mandate in April, face coverings are still required at the D.C. Court of Appeals, according to an announcement for the 2023 bar exam.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/campus/dc-bar-exam-will-require-all-test-takers-to-wear-masks/


Ibrahim: ‘Murdered Like Animals’: The Genocide of Christians in Nigeria Reaches New Heights

  • S]ince the Islamic uprising began in 2009, 52,250 Christians “have been butchered or hacked to death” in Nigeria. — Report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (“Intersociety”), April 10, 2023.
  • In just the first 100 days of this year [Jan.1-April 10], “no fewer than 1,041 defenseless Christians were hacked to death by Nigeria’s Jihadists …” — Report by Intersociety, April 10, 2023.
  • [R]oughly 15-20% of the slaughters were attributed to “Nigerian security forces, particularly the Nigerian Army.”
  • By far, however, the worst killers are the “Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen who specifically target and massacre Christians and wantonly destroy or burn down their sacred places of worship and learning; homes and farmlands.” — Report by Intersociety, April 10, 2023.
  • The Intersociety report makes clear that the jihadists are fervently trying to cleanse Nigeria of any Christian presence….
  • “This Jihad is based on the Doctrine of Hate taught in Mosques and Islamic Madrasas in northern Nigeria as well as the supremacist ideology of the Fulani. Using both conventional (violent) Jihad, and stealth (civilization) Jihad, the Islamists of northern Nigeria seem determined to turn Nigeria into an Islamic Sultanate and replace Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the National Ideology. … We want a Nigeria, where citizens are treated equally before the law at all levels….” – Christian Association of Nigeria, May 4, 2018.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19648/murdered-like-animals-the-genocide-of-christians


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