Below are links to primarily conservative-leaning articles or blog posts that I have found enlightening with all that is going on in America and the World right now. Scan the list and read what catches your eye or for some just reading the headlines will provide enough insight.
If you take the time to read some of them it should open your eyes to the reality of the #DeepState, #NewWorldOrder Movement, #MediaBias, and #FakeNews along with the relentless attack on American values by the #Progressive Movement.
Think of it as working on a large puzzle, as you read more and more about what is going on, things begin to fall into place and you can see the big picture, hopefully.
Article links added since the previous update are underlined.
New links may be added after the first update of the day.
I will judge others not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I will treat others as I would have others treat me.
I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
The first moral statement comes from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. The second is the Golden Rule, articulated, in one form or another, by every major religion on Earth. The last is part of the presidential oath of office, meant to elevate official duties to moral obligations before God.
Now ask yourself how many elected or unelected members of the American government could honestly affirm all three moral propositions today. Can you name anyone? What if I were instead to ask you to list every member of the American government who intentionally disregards all three of these moral principles? Would you ever be able to complete your list?
In a hundred or so words and with three simple moral duties as our guide, we’ve gone a long way to showing why the American government has lost its legitimacy and why it has begun resorting to increasingly hostile and threatening rhetoric against its citizens. When the government elevates race above all else that defines a person, the government is overtly racist.
When the government uses the criminal justice system to target its political enemies while protecting its political allies, the government denies its citizens’ impartial justice and equality before the law. When the president of the United States and other government agents bound to uphold the Constitution instead condone viewpoint discrimination, state-sponsored censorship, and the criminalization of gun rights, then the government intentionally breaches its duty to protect the Bill of Rights.
It is much easier for (p)Resident Biden to argue that the Second Amendment is meaningless due to the government’s superior firepower over the average gun owner in the forms of F-15s and tactical nuclear weapons than it is for him to remember, as Lincoln did, that “it is not the Constitution as I would like to have it, but as it is, that is to be defended.” Choosing the easier path today, however, is ensuring a combustible American future.
Think of America as a dish broken into pieces on the wood floor. Now, it is possible to grab some friends and exert enough force on all the pieces in tandem so that the plate is momentarily made whole. But as soon as one set of hands twitches or loses strength, the broken plate crumbles back onto the floor. The sounder, more permanent solution is to grab the super-glue and bond all those strewn pieces together as one.
When America has broken in the past from war and upheaval, it has also exercised the collective judgment to refashion peace through the glue of social cohesion and common purpose rather than through the permanent imposition of brute government force. Trading the glue of national unity for the threat of punishment and violence turns any society into a ticking time bomb.
When government abandons any pretense for moral legitimacy, force becomes its one indispensable tool for controlling the citizenry. Then it’s just a question of how many hands the government can afford to pay to keep the social plate from falling back into pieces onto the ground. A government that depends entirely on force for its existence is a government with a shelf life.
The social psychologists Jonathan Haidt, Jesse Graham, and Craig Joseph advanced a theory of moral foundations some years back that attempted to explain moral variations across cultures as stemming from the relative accentuation of different innate intuitions “programmed” in the human mind. All humans, they have argued, are predisposed to balance: (1) care / harm, (2) fairness / cheating, (3) loyalty / betrayal, (4) authority / subversion, (5) sanctity / degradation, and (6) liberty / oppression.
It is the way in which human tribes and societies magnify one or more of these moral foundations over others that lead to seemingly widely divergent human cultures. In short order, this instinctual understanding of morality led to various attempts to explain how political groups could maintain such varied worldviews, even when their members exist in the same society.
In The Righteous Mind, Haidt answered this question by arguing that members of distinct political groups tend to value certain moral foundations over others. The political left is most concerned with the care and fairness foundations. Libertarians, not surprisingly, are inclined to value liberty over all else, while conservatives seem equally sensitive to all six moral foundations.
What happens when the governing institutions of a society function in a way that countermands each of these primal moral foundations at once? Or rather, what happens when the government routinely causes harm, cheats and betrays its citizens, abuses its authority, and mocks the pious and religiously faithful? It seems to me that the first five moral foundations immediately become wrapped into Haidt’s sixth: the natural disposition of humans to struggle for liberty over oppression outweighs everything else.
Because the other moral foundations are denied breathing room in a closed and authoritarian society, the innate human drive for liberty explodes forth to reclaim them all at once. When those passions take hold, the “animating contest of freedom” becomes the natural spring for all other moral considerations. And between a people seeking moral legitimacy and a government that is seen to have none, things fall apart quickly.
President Trump takes the platform at 46-minutes in.
He questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election and slammed the ongoing Biden border crisis, critical race theory, and woke generals at the first post-presidential rally sponsored by Save America held in Wellington, Ohio, on Saturday evening.
Here is a shot of the overflow crowd that shows how popular he still is.
His appearance was similar in nature to the signature gatherings that propelled Trump into the presidency in 2016 and garnered hype during the 2020 re-election campaign as he amassed jam-packed conservative crowds across the nation.
Trump kicked off the opening statement in his usual fiery fashion: “After just five months, the Biden administration is already a complete and total catastrophe.”
“Critical race theory is being forced on our military,” Trump described the current state of affairs under the Biden administration. “Gas prices are spiking. Inflation is skyrocketing and China, Russia, and Iran are humiliating our country. Joe Biden is destroying our nation right before our very own eyes.”
Trump claimed that President Joe Biden’s immigration policy has placed migrant children detained at the United States-Mexico border on “suicide watch.”
“The illegal alien minors have arrived at our border—in many cases just wonderful kids,” Trump said. “For the first time, they’re on suicide watch, all because of the stupid policy you’ve been watching for the last few months.”
Trump said that, unlike Biden, he believes that “China owes the world and the United States trillions and trillions of dollars,” vowing that China has to pay.
Trump also called out the fake news reporters in attendance. “Do you miss me?” Trump taunted, citing poor television ratings after the Trump era. Then the crowd behind Trump chanted, “CNN sucks!”
He lambasted “woke generals,” a jab at Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mark Milley who went viral for defending anti-racist education in the armed forces. Milley claimed that the teaching of critical race theory helps military members gain “situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend.”
Trump has vowed to help Republican lawmakers regain control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections. The GOP is close to flipping both chambers of Congress given the Democrat Party’s razor-thin majorities.
“We will take back the House. We will take back the Senate. And we will take back America soon,” Trump declared to the cheering crowd.Republican leaders such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene appeared to support GOP candidate Max Miller whom Trump has endorsed for election in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. Miller, who served as Trump’s former senior advisor at the White House, is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez. The current congressman voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 riot.
This conservative assembly marks the first campaign-style rally since Trump left the White House and one of many expected appearances in support of causes that further the Make America Great Again agenda as well as the numerous accomplishments of the Trump administration. Trump is expected to replicate the same buzz at Sarasota, Florida, on July 3.
On the day of the rally, Trump created an official and verified Rumble account on the video-sharing platform, the pro-free speech alternative to YouTube. The only video uploaded by Trump at the time served as a placeholder for the Rumble live stream of his upcoming remarks at the Save America rally.Trump won in Wellington and surrounding areas by a comfortable margin of more than 30 points in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. He also carried the swing state’s electoral votes in both contentious races.
At the beginning of the month, Trump returned to the political spotlight with an explosive comeback speech at the GOP convention in North Carolina.