By Larry Wiwi for the Franklin County Tea Party
I am just finishing The Road to Serfdom, written by Friedrich Hayek and long recognized as a defining text of conservatism. In addition to being difficult to read – very complex topics and writing style, I found it to be less about conservatism than very clearly defining the evils of socialism, and there are many. It is an old book, first published in 1944 so naturally it focuses more on the Fascism of the 1930’s-1940’s than on the communism that became prominent later, but the principles of both liberty and socialism it defines are timeless.
I cannot summarize a complex text in a short article but can build on the single most important tenet of the book: Socialism and personal liberty are diametrically opposed and completely incompatible. Very simply stated, socialism gives government enormous power over our lives under the notion that smart central planners can do things for us better than we can do ourselves and/or the notion that we allow it for the “collective good.” Socialism also come at a high cost to citizens in the form of taxes – people living under socialism give enormous portions of their earnings to the government, sometimes as high as 70% so they can get all the “free” stuff in return – free education, medical care, etc.
Personal liberty is exactly the opposite – as little government control as possible so individuals are free as possible to keep what they earn and pursue their life and happiness as they see fit like making their own choices on education and health care – sounds an awful lot like the opening sentences of the Declaration of Independence doesn’t it?
I believe the modern proponents of socialism in this country are of two stripes: the Obama, Clinton and Warren versions know exactly what they are doing and want to impose socialism on you because of their ideology and their lust for power, and the Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez versions are stunningly ignorant and really don’t understand the oppression and suffering that would result from the policies they espouse.
As a child devouring history, I used to think Patrick Henry’s immortal revolution era statement, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” was an incredibly brave statement. I know longer think that, and instead think it is stating the obvious. I would much prefer death than living under socialism and pray that there are enough Americans who really understand the choice between socialism and personal liberty to defeat the former and defend and protect the latter.
How George Floyd Single-Handedly Eradicated COVID-19
How could the COVID-19 obsessed media cheat on their main squeeze with Black Lives Matter?
Roughly a little more than a week ago if you just as much as wiggled your little toe you would catch COVID-19 and fall over instantaneously. BAM! DEAD! And grandma too. People were scared to leave their houses and apartments. Your trained German Sheppard wouldn’t even give you his paw anymore. Everyone was on lock-down from this mysterious killer novel virus. Everyone was hanging on every word that came from so called medical professionals, experts in the field of epidemiology. So for weeks we huddled in place and posted on social media stay home stay safe. If you don’t want to wear a mask, wear it for grandma, wear it out of respect for others, wear it because the godd*@n government told you to. So for weeks we obediently followed instructions.
When time to come out of forced hibernation, the powers that be said a few more weeks. We bent the curve as they were saying so the hospitals weren’t overrun. They weren’t. Then we had to wait to reduce the number of new infections. They were reduced. Then we had to get more ventilators. Done. Then we had to get more PPE (personal protective equipment). Check. Then we needed more testing kits. No problem. Then they told us we had to wait for the next coming of Jesus! The goal posts were moving like Candlestick Park in an earthquake. People were getting restless and wanting to get back to a regular way of life. Every Democrat mayor or governor seemed hell bent on keeping everyone unnecessarily brutally on lock-down. The same governors and mayors were frequently breaking their own lock-down executive orders. Lisa Lightfoot Mayor of Chicago rudely said if anyone disobeyed her orders they would face the law and jail time. She shutdown barbers and hair salons. Then she went to a hair salon to get her hair done. Oh that’s different. Governor Pritzker of Illinois flew his family to Florida amid his strict lock-down orders. When asked about it by the press he obfuscated by saying family should be kept out of politics. New York Mayor Big Bird De Blasio was caught 11 miles from his residence enjoying time with his wife and consistently going to a gym when gyms for us regular folk were off limits. Michelle Obama gave a PSA on staying home and staying safe to only leave for essentials, food, water and medical aid. The next day former President Barack Obama was spotted on the golf course having a blast. And so on, and so on.
By this time there is approximately 40 million people out of work who’ve applied for unemployment. People are losing their businesses, jobs and all livelihoods. At this point to the trained nose one could smell BS. All the expert predictions were wrong. The goals kept changing. Red states were opening and blue states and cities had the boot on the proverbial neck of the people not letting them earn a living.
The protests began because people wanted to go back to work. The peaceful protests began. 2nd Amendment protests for the first amendment rights with gun-toting patriots. These protests started peaceful and ended peaceful. But you would not know that from the hideous left-wing fake news media. The protesters were disparaged and called every name in the book. They were called murders. They were called far right wingers. They were branded as aggressive. All while peacefully, very peacefully exercising their first amendment rights. Gretchen Whitmer Governor of Michigan and Joe Biden’s possible vice presidential candidate, was one of the worst and most stringent in her zeal to lock down her constituents and make them pay or go to jail if they did not obey.
Governor Whitmer met her match with 77 year old Michigan Barber Karl Manke. He refused to stay shut down. He said he worked all of his life without help from the government and that’s what he will continue to do. Karl built a large following of supporters and became somewhat of a first amendment protest star. A court battle ensued and they took his license to operate. Karl was unmoved and said he will continue to cut hair despite the ruling. Karl took the fight to the Michigan supreme court and won a unanimous 7-0 decision. Smiles and celebrations all around.
It is unconstitutional to tell someone they cannot work to earn a living, it is unconstitutional to tell someone they cannot go to church and worship, it is unconstitutional to tell someone they cannot visit their significant other if they are not married. Governor Whitmer herself broke her own lock-down orders going to her vacation home and her husband going boating. Do as I say not as I do.
Now comes the untimely death of George Floyd who was brutally killed by a Minnesota Police Officer while seemingly not resisting arrest. This touched off protests and riots lead by Black Lives Matter and infiltrated by Antifa and many more paid rabble-rousers. This protest movement has gone worldwide and has put pressure on all organizations and police forces to bow to the George Soros backed Black Lives Matter community activists groups. So to get in on the money, prestige and political black pandering these protests are lauded by the media, liberals and Democrat politicians. There has been mass looting, rioting, death and mayhem. But news show after show go out of their way to stress how peaceful the marches are and only a few rioters and looters. Police had to evacuate a police precinct in New York because it got burned down. The protest over the wrongful death of a black man in police custody lead to the wrongful death of 5 more blacks at the hands of the rioters. These 5 are not lauded and praised because to be lauded and praised you have to be killed by a white person. If a black person kills you, YOUR BLACK LIFE DOESN’T MATTER!
Once these protests started the COVID-19 mindful leaders and press seemed to all but forget about the virus that was dominating every second of media airspace. COVID19 was being used as a cudgel against Donald Trump. The effects of the virus was waning, people were going back to work, the numbers were a lie, the goals kept moving and most of all it was unconstitutional. So George Floyd’s untimely death was the new celebrity cause de jour for everyone to act like they are woke or politically engaged and part of the IN-CROWD! Out the window goes COVID-19 may GOD rest it’s soul.
We have went from recounts, to investigations, to Ukraine impeachments, to COVID-19 to racism, Black Lives Matter & George Floyd. All morphed into a club to beat Donald Trump to death with. But the Teflon Don is a fighter. The naysayers were quoting all of the death numbers from covid-19 and the jobless numbers and predicting a rise in unemployment to 20% and 7 million more job losses. What they got was 2.5 million jobs ADDED and the unemployment rate DROPPING to 13.3%. Oh well back to the drawing board. The Wile E. Coyote Democrats need a new bomb to catch the roadrunner POTUS #45!
By Michael Ameer
Gen. Michael T. Flynn “The Character Assassination of an American Patriot”
When Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of The United States was welcoming in President Elect Donald J. Trump, there was something subtle but telling in their conversation, although in hindsight monumental. President Obama warned President Elect Trump of two things. 1) Kim Jong-Un 2) General Michael T. Flynn former Director of Intelligence under President Obama. Looking back you would ask why would President Obama mention General Flynn, a decorated war hero, in the same breathe as Kim Jong-Un, the ruthless despot dictator of North Korea, who off and on, on occasion threatens to blow up the United States? Once uncovered that Michael Flynn bumped heads with the Obama administration over the strategy and tactics in combating ISIS, domestic spying, the Iran deal and other security issues it makes sense. So as they say Flynn knows where the bodies are buried so it behooved Obama to silence the man who knew too much.
Once Gen. Flynn was designated as public enemy #1 in that infamous January 2017 oval office meeting with President Obama and his top officials including Vice President Joe Biden, Flynn was a dead man walking. On his way out the door President Obama expanded the powers of the NSA world wide to more easily share intelligence. What that did was trigger felonious classified information leaking on Trump campaign officials like never before to establish a nefarious narrative that Trump and his administration were working with the Russians. If you had Russian salad dressing on your salad it would be leaked to the media, and then portrayed as the most dangerous salad in existence to be taken down by a highly lethal Navy SEAL Team. This worked beautifully with full complete and gleeful cooperation of the media.
An important note. There was never any Russian collusion, and 53 Obama administration officials and Intelligence agents testified under oath that they never saw or possessed any derogatory information on the Trump campaign and Russia as it pertains to any illegalities. No collusion, no obstruction. But on television they all would lie and say Trump is definitely working with Putin. General Flynn’s investigation was also being dropped for lack of derogatory information until FBI agent Peter Strzok desperately petitioned to keep the investigation of Flynn open. Now we see this move was to manufacture something, anything negative to take down General Flynn.
Flynn was hired as National Security Director by President Trump. This set off alarm bells within the Obama administration. Within days FBI Director James Comey sent over to the Whitehouse 2 agents to interview General Flynn as he was under investigation. But the agents were sent over, breaking normal protocols and disguising the investigation interview as just a friendly chat. Flynn was told by Andy MccAbe the FBI #2 that he did not need to notify Whitehouse counsel or summon any legal representation. Mind you at this ponit, General Flynn had been investigated, cleared, spied on and unmasked and had not committed any crimes. General Flynn did nothing wrong or illegal within his job as a Trump administration official or private citizen.
The Whitehouse interview was to be used to say Flynn lied or did something illegal. But at that time even the two FBI agents Joe Pientka and Peter Strzok said they thought Flynn was being truthful. Once Robert Mueller Special Counsel came on the scene then all of a sudden Flynn was charged with misleading the FBI even though the agents said initially he was being truthful. The FBI 302’s notes of the original interview have been lost and subsequent notes altered. The FBI had the Flynn call transcript with Russian official Kislyak and were fully abreast of the conversation but were trying to get Flynn to make some misstatements this is known as a perjury trap. If you get a date wrong as George Papadopoulos you could be charged with perjury during an FBI interview. In all of the reporting I’ve seen on this I never hear it explained that Gen. Flynn talked with almost 30 countries in 24 hours. If I talk to 30 different world leaders in 24 hours while I am on vacation I don’t think every word with every leader would be engraved in my memory. From the January oval office meeting Bill Priestep, FBI lawyer had notes that read, “what is our goal with Flynn, to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or to get him fired?” The last time I looked FBI agents weren’t in the business of getting people fired. This was a classic witch hunt.
General Flynn’s legal team was from the law firm of former Attorney General under President Obama his so called wing man Eric Holder. So Flynn was not in good hands. His legal team made a deal with the prosecution to make a plea deal in exchange for not prosecuting Flynn’s son who had a four month old baby at the time. So Flynn had over 2 million dollars in legal fees, sold his house and staring at the prospect of having his family prosecuted. So facing this seemingly insurmountable challenge Flynn plead guilty because he was bankrupt and to save his family. I never see this explained on most newscasts.
In comes the heroine, famed lawyer and best selling author Sydney Powell. She pushed for Brady material (exculpatory evidence) that was illegally withheld from Flynn. Once the evidence came out that exonerated Flynn he withdrew his guilty plea and with the grace of GOD the DOJ under AG Bill Barr dropped the charges. Now a rogue judge Emmitt Sullivan is pulling a hail mary stunt to let in friends of the court try to argue against Flynn. This is highly immoral and unethical by the judge. There is no precedence to what he is doing. Only a prosecutor can prosecute not a judge. Powell filed a motion in circuit court to strike down this attempt by the judge to prosecute a dropped case. The court ruled that Judge Emmitt Sullivan has until June 1st to explain to the court why he is taking this extraordinary action. No matter what happens, President Trump will see General Flynn a free man but will let the case play out and hopefully the court will eventually honor the dismissal of the case. News@11
By Michael Ameer
Progressive Delaware Website Uses Picture of African-American Candidate as Clickbait for Transgender Candidate.
Wilmington, DE – Blue Delaware — a far-left website that seeks to cover politics in Delaware from a liberal and progressive perspective, and hold Democratic office holders accountable to their ideology — used a Republican Candidates’ picture, Steven Washington, as a link to an article supporting his opponent, Tim McBride. Tim now goes by the name of Sarah, and is a transgender activist-turned-Delaware State Senate candidate. Both candidates are running for Senate in Delaware’s 1st Senate District.
When reached for comment regarding his thoughts, Steven Washington said: “I’m not sure that it was purposeful, but it doesn’t send a good message, and displays implicit racial bias.”
When Mr. Washington first announced his candidacy, McBride’s Campaign Manager, Phoebe Lucas, released a statement claiming that the Republican party recruited heavily to find someone to run against McBride, because it
“sees Sarah as a threat…picked a candidate who is already testing messages to attack Sarah on ‘family values.’ And we all know what that means.”
Populist Wire isn’t exactly sure which candidate ranks higher on the Intersectionality score at this time. According to sources familiar with the GOP of Delaware, the party isn’t actively recruiting candidates to target specific threats, but rather to field a candidate for every contestable office.
Sarah McBride, whose birth name is Tim, is a man suffering from gender confusion. According to researchers such as Dr. Paul McHugh from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, people suffering from such confusion have higher than usual rates of suicide, which is not reduced after “gender transition” therapy or “sex reassignment” surgery:
“Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify,’ In that lies their problematic future,”
Chris Hyde, from Birmingham University’s Aggressive Research Intelligence facility, when discussing gender reassignment surgeries states:
“there’s still a large number of people who have the surgery but remain traumatized – often to the point of suicide.”
A brief overview of ‘Sarah’ McBride’s financial reports indicate that the majority of their donors are from out-of-state donors who enjoy enabling such confusion and suffering.
Delaware’s 1st Senate District is predominantly African-American. Transgenderism is a tough sell in that community, but usually Republicans are too. This should be interesting. Steven Washington’s website is: