Resisting Communist China

Author: R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

Let’s face the facts. The very unwise effort by the U.S. Government over the past 40 years to undermine communism in China by granting them economic privileges and favored nation status has been a disaster. The naïve politicians , who fostered this absurd policy included Democrats and Republicans such as
Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, George Bush (both), Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and worst of all Joe Biden. As a result, communist China is arguably the strongest country on earth economically and militarily. And we funded them!

The question is what do we do now? First, we have to recognize that President  Biden is a compromised president who is being unduly influenced by Communist China. As a result, he does not put America first. Several examples such as the $60 million given to the U. of Pennsylvania where Biden set up an ancillary office after he left the Vice Presidency in 2017 (where classified documents have been found), his son, Hunter, receiving millions of dollars in money from Communist China for his scam “business” deals and passing it on to Joe by paying a reported $50,000. per month for renting one of Joe’s homes.. Money laundering straight out of the Mafia playbook! What do we do about it while we wait the outcome of the 2024 election?

Governor DeSantis of Florida is again leading the way. He recently announced that he will be working with the legislature to pass a law that would ban Communist China (and any phantom corporate entity) from purchasing real estate, especially agricultural land in Florida. North Carolina should follow suit. A couple of years ago, Smithfield Foods was purchased by a Chinese group centered in Hong Kong. Why on earth would we allow a communist adversary to purchase a main component of our food chain? Insanity if you ask me.

Another issue is Communist China supplying the chemicals to the drug cartels to produce fentanyl which is then smuggled into the United States and has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans over the past few years What are we doing about it? Compromised Joe Biden is doing nothing. In fact, his open border policy is facilitating this death drug. The U.S. Government should be imposing the severest of trade sanctions on Communist China until this is stopped. . Try starting with stopping the export of U.S. coal to China. That
would get their attention!

The final thing is Communist China giving grants to higher education institutions in this country and allowing Chinese citizens to work here on research projects that have high technological value. No Communist
Chinese grants should be allowed into in this country. You know they will want a return on their investment that will be detrimental to American safety, security and technological advancement...

These are some things that need to be done immediately. If you agree, contact your appropriate elected officials and demand action before it is too late.

Concealed Carry: Right or Privilege?

Author: R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. Notice it does not limit bearing arms in any manner whatsoever. Here in North Carolina, as in many other states, a person can carry a firearm legally as long as it is visible. Carrying a concealed firearm is a different matter in that it requires a Concealed Carry Permit issued by the local law enforcement authority i.e. the county sheriff. This requirement places North Carolina in the category of “may-issue” states as compared to what is called “constitutional carry” states where carrying a concealed firearm does not require a permit. Currently, there are 25 states that are designated “constitutional carry”. In my opinion, North Carolina needs to join this group. Let’s look at some reason why.

First, as stated above the Second Amendment does not permit the infringement of the right to bear arms (i.e. carry). It does not say anything about limiting carrying concealed. So, therefore, states requiring a permit are, de facto, violating the U.S. Constitution.

Second, the permitting process, allows states to include any requirement that they choose to impose; for example, limiting the type or firearm or the capacity of magazines. Third, how many people do you see carrying a firearm that is not concealed? In my experience, it is very rare to see someone carrying a firearm where it can be clearly observed. Given the increasing crime rates in many cities, this reluctance diminishes the right of the individual to self-protection. Fourth, but not least, how many criminals do you think bother to get a concealed carry permit? So, what we do is impede law abiding citizens from self-protection knowing full well that criminals are under no such impediment. Fifth, if you were a criminal seeking a victim wouldn’t you prefer to assume the person is unarmed than to assume the opposite? It is like the absurdity of announcing a location is a gun free zone which only encourages criminals to select those places to commit their crimes. Sixth, some may argue that the required training to carry concealed is a safety factor for all concerned. This is also absurd, since no such training is required for open carry. Are they saying that carrying a firearm under your shirt, sweater or coat makes it more dangerous than carrying in the open? Nonsense.

If you believe that North Carolina should become a “constitutional carry” state let your elected representatives know. Your safety and that of your loved ones may depend on it.

Article: Principles and Medicaid Expansion

Author: R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

Expanding Medicaid, which I believe will be a disaster for North Carolina (see prior article on this topic in a recent issue of County Compass and here) is on the agenda of the new General Assembly scheduled to begin their session later this month. Our elected representatives should be expected to reflect our values and principles when deciding how to vote on various issues addressed by the General Assembly. If they do not do so, they should be voted out of office. Seems pretty clear to me.

However, sometimes issues arise on which we as constituents have not expressed our views and therefore our position on those issues might not be known to our elected representatives. What should our elected representatives do under those circumstances? The ideal thing would be for us to be apprised of the nature of the issue and our opinion solicited by our representatives. Some of our representatives are very effective in communicating with their constituents through social media, emails, or town hall meetings. Congressman Greg Murphy for example, does a great job with his email based newsletters. Use of issue surveys conducted by party officials can also be of great assistance in determining constituent opinions.

There are some issues before the General Assembly that are seemingly complex and have various interested persons arguing for or against. Take expanding the number of people eligible for Medicaid (estimated to add 600,000 or more) in North Carolina for example. Advocates for expansion point to several economic reasons essentially about hospitals/ medical providers’ financial difficulties with the current system and available access to federal tax money. Those opposing Medicaid expansion frequently cite more dependence on the government, disincentive to work, Medicaid is already a failed program, problems in other states, and burdening taxpayers to pay for other healthy, working age individuals, etc. How is an elected representative to sort through all this and make the right decision?

The answer is actually very easy: Go back to conservative principles and what is best for the country! The biggest threat to our country at this time in its history is the Democrats push towards socialism. A person would have to be blind not to recognize that fact. The question then becomes does adding close to one million people in North Carolina to a government program move this country more towards destructive socialism? The leftist Democrat party and Governor Cooper have been advocating the expansion of Medicaid for years. Until recently, the Republican party has fought against it. Now, all of a sudden many Republicans are supporting Medicaid expansion or are considering doing so. Where are their conservative principles? Do they actually have any? Destroying this country for some economic reason is not acceptable. Fortunately, we do have at least a couple or reliable conservatives such as Representative Keith Kidwell and Senator Norm Sanderson who have stated their opposition to the expansion of Medicaid. Other representatives would do well to follow their example.

The Case Against Medicaid Expansion

Author: R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

Just a reminder, Medicaid is a program that was started in 1965 to provide healthcare to the very poorest of Americans. In the last session of the General Assembly, the Republican controlled N. C. Senate voted to expand Medicaid, which has been advocated by leftist Democrats as part of Obamacare, in spite of their being opposed to expansion for several years. Why the dramatic shift in position? We have not been
told. Let’s take a look at why expanding Medicaid is a very bad idea and needs to be stopped.

First, expansion will greatly increase the number of people on this socialist program by an estimated 600,000 and possibly one million people in North Carolina.. The program is already failing with high costs, poor access to care and adding more people will make the situation worse.

Second, several states have tried this with dismal results. Louisiana, for example, expanded their Medicaid program in 2015. The number of people accessing the program is 65% higher than the original estimate and costs have ballooned from $1.4
billion to $3.1 billion. If all the states expand Medicaid, The Federalist estimates it will require a $1 trillion tax hike and a $700 billion in cuts to Medicare.

Third, a recent Civitas poll showed that 65% of respondents opposed Medicaid expansion when they learned that the “…expanded population was primarily healthy, working age adults with no children”. It is estimated that 60% will drop private healthcare coverage they already have. The working poor can already find inexpensive private healthcare coverage on the federal exchange.

Fourth, even though federal tax money will pay for about 90% of the initial cost, the state is liable for future costs and do not forget that it is still more money taken from the average tax payer. The existing Medicaid program already takes about 25% of most state budgets.

Fifth, expanding Medicaid (up to 138% of federal poverty level) is a giant step towards socialized, government controlled medicine which has already proven to be a problem in other countries. Remember Obama’s lie “ if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. The more people on welfare, which is what this is, the less freedom of choice.

Sixth, All welfare programs encourage dependence on the government and reduce the incentive to work. We need fewer welfare programs not more.

Seventh, medical facilities, unable to survive on Medicaid reimbursement rates,
increase the cost of services to the owners of private insurance. Expect your premiums to go up as well as your taxes.

Eighth, the majority of individuals receiving Medicaid vote for Democrats in order to ensure continuation of the program. Expanding Medicaid will most likely turn North Carolina from a red to a blue state which is exactly what the Democrats are expecting.

There are other excellent reasons to oppose Medicaid expansion. Bottom line, this is an expansion of the Welfare State that no true conservative Republican should support. If you agree, contact your state legislators before it is too late. The slide to socialism must be stopped if we are to save America!

 

Polling Site Malfeasance

Author: R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

This country continues to struggle with voting irregularities most of which are caused by excessive reliance on absentee ballots. However, another means of affecting voting is through mismanagement of the polling sites. The recent evidence that in Arizona up to 52% of ballots were rejected by the tabulating machines in Maricopa County because the ballots were not printed correctly, resulting in excessively long lines and citizens giving up on voting on Election Day. On Election Day this year, similar outcomes were observed at polling sites in Craven County, although for different reasons. Let me explain.

I have worked as an electioneer (handing out voting information) at the Fairfield Harbour polling place in Craven County for ten years. During that time, I never observed the chaos at the local voting poll that occurred this past Election Day. I was at the poll in Fairfield Harbour from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM when the poll closed. The problems I observed were (1) excessively long lines all day resulting in waits of 45-60 minutes ; (2) the waiting line extended into the parking lot traffic pattern causing a dangerous safety issue; (3) curbside voting waits of up to 1 1/2 to 2 hours; (4) confusion at curbside voting resulting from mingling with the handicapped parking spaces; (5) and inability to access the public restrooms. What was the result of all this chaos? Predictably, many voters left without voting resulting in voter suppression.

It is essential to note, that none of these problems existed at any other election I witnessed during my prior electioneering at the same location. What was the cause? Well, according to the Chief Polling Judge and, importantly, a member of the Craven County Board of Election who came by the poll that day, these problems were the result of recent decisions by the Craven County Board of Election (BOE). The only reason provided by the BOE member was a concern that electioneers may distribute election material in the restrooms at the polling site! This is totally absurd. First, no case of this ever happening has been reported for the FFH site that I am aware of. Second, why would any electioneer stay inside the restroom in order to access the small percentage of voters who may use a restroom, when all voters can be accessed as they enter the polling place? When asked about people not being permitted to use the restrooms, the answer I received was “”…the BOE is not in the restroom business”.

It should be noted that none of the restrictions imposed on Election Day at the Fairfield Harbour polling site were in effect at the early voting site at 406 Craven St. Question: Were these changes done purposely to suppress the Election Day vote of Republicans, who vote overwhelmingly on Election Day, by a BOE controlled by Democrats? You decide. Does make one wonder.

At the Board of Election meeting on Dec 7th, I reported these problems to the Board. Their response was they would look into them , but that voters should consider voting absentee or early voting instead of waiting for Election Day. My response was the Board should make voting all of the three options efficient, safe, and convenient and not favor any specific option especially given the potential problems with absentee and early voting.

Sliding to Marxism

Author: R. Alan Harrop,Ph.D 

The Marxist Left is succeeding in their efforts to take over America.   The recent election of John Fetterman, an avowed Marxist and grossly impaired person, in Pennsylvania is glaring proof.   There are many strategies the Left is using that we need to be aware of if we are going to save America.  Let’s examine a few. 

Promising Free Stuff.  Humans have a propensity to like getting things nothing.  The Biden regime is using the promise of student debt relief and continuing, so called ,“ temporary” delayed payments on existing loans to get the youth vote.  It is working as shown by estimates of 70% of voters in their 20’s voting for Democrats.   Democracies fail when those in power buy votes in this way.  

Information Control.  All tyrannies use the media to control what people believe.   The fake media in this country no longer even pretends to be objective.  With rare exceptions, they are shills for the Left.  The large majority of the media are registered Democrats.  Conservative media must be encouraged and supported to offset this overwhelming advantage.  Government funding of National Public Radio (NPR) must be terminated.  Social media platforms run by Leftists are censoring  information that the Biden regime wants blocked.   Efforts like those by Donald Trump and Elon Musk have to be supported.   Get your children off these platforms.  Stop giving cell phones to minor children.  Check out the five minute, conservative internet videos on Prager U.      

Expanding Government Overreach.   As Ronald Reagan clearly warned, the greatest threat to our freedom is an ever expanding  federal government.  Adding 87,000 armed, IRS agents;  collecting credit card purchase information of guns/ammunition;  and the expansion of Medicaid, are examples of the Biden regime’s moves to expand government control over our lives.   Add to this the use of the FBI and the Department of Justice to threaten citizens who oppose the Left and we see the makings of a police state.   We must demand that our Congressman defund these and other examples of government intrusion in our lives.    

Practicing the Big Lie.   The term “gaslighting” has become a common term that refers to telling lies to the extent that a person begins to doubt what they see with their own eyes.   The leftist Democrats are continually using gaslighting on the American people.  For example, the Biden regime claims that the border is secure when we all know it is wide open.  They label a major expansion of government spending , the Inflation Reduction Act, when we know that excessive government spending is a major cause of inflation.  They label a recent bill the Marriage Protection Act, when in reality it will destroy traditional marriage between a man and a woman.   We must recognize that we are being lied to and confront our elected officials.

Compromising with EvilToo many so-called conservative elected officials are willing to put their principles aside for political gain.   We need fighters who will stand against the Marxist forces that are out to destroy this country.  Compromisers/ Rinos like Thom Tillis, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and others need to be removed from office and replaced with reliable conservatives who will fight to save our country.   

It is high time that we recognize the dangers we face and take action to stop the slide to Marxism. 

The Case For School Vouchers

by R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

In a recent article, I included school vouchers as one of five issues that the N. C. General Assembly should address in their next session. The purpose of this article is to provide more information about how important school vouchers have become over the past few years.

Most parents and citizens assume that the public school system, which is very well funded, is focused on teaching essential academic skills and is being successful. The reality of these assumptions could not be further from the truth. The academic achievement (ranking) of American public schools has continued to diminish so that now Americas’ school students rank 38th in math scores and 24th in science according to a Business Insider report in 2018. Since the school lockdowns the situation is most certainly worse. The national average expenditure per student in 2021-22 was $15,047 per student with North Carolina spending $11,651. The question becomes are we getting a good return on our expenditure? Assuredly not.

Another issue with public schools is the wide disparity between schools in the same district. Here in Craven County, the highest ranking Elementary School in math proficiency is 67% while the lowest is 10%. Why the wide disparity? Similar disparities exist for reading proficiency. Which school a child attends is crucial. According to recent data, home schooled children typically score 15 to 30 percent higher on standard achievement tests. The difference is even higher for Black children who achieve 23 to 40 percent higher than those in public schools.

Beyond academics however, is the increasing concern parents have about the Woke ideology prevalent in public schools. Critical Race Theory, demeaning America, transgender instruction and encouragement, and inappropriate sex education are increasing concerns of parents. Even though a school may deny specific classes on these topics, most teachers subscribe to these beliefs and consequently infuse their beliefs on their students through their daily interaction.

The bottom line is whether the parents or the government has the right to select the type of education that a child receives. If you believe the government has that right, then like most Leftists, you will support the public school system. If however, you believe that parents have that right then school vouchers are the only way to fairly allow parents to exercise that right. The state of Arizona recently passed legislation that allows parents the authority to direct the per student tax money to public, private, charter or homeschools. This should serve as a model for North Carolina. No reason not to. The question becomes whether the General Assembly has the will to take a stand on this critical issue.

Freedom,to be meaningful, must be exercised in all arenas of society. What can be more important than ensuring that the children of this country receive the best education possible?

Societal Suicide by R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

The pied piper Joe Biden and the Left in this country are leading us off a cliff. The only question is whether we will continue to follow. The tune that are playing is “The War on Fossil Fuels. “ First of all, the Left has always used the axiom of “Never let a crisis go to waste” in their efforts to turn this country Marxist. When there is no real crisis, they invent one. The current crisis they have invented and many people are gleefully following is manmade global warming. Predictions like the world ending in 12 years, rising sea levels, increasing intensity of storms are repeated endlessly. The cause of these predictions of doom and fear mongering is, of course, fossil fuels. Sadly, many otherwise rational people are buying into this fake crisis.

Let’s take a rational look at this hoax, which if not stopped, will result in the self- inflicted destruction of our society.

First, as I have documented in prior articles, there is no scientific evidence that climate change is a result of man’s actions. The temperature of the earth has never been fixed; it has always varied. These variations can be mild, or if severe, produce the several cycles of ice ages and warming periods way before mankind could have had any effect. We are currently in a warming period following the last ice age ten thousand years ago. The Left’s conclusion that the earth’s temperature variation is caused by CO2 emissions is based on computer models and pure speculation. If someone (even climate scientists) dispute the Left’s crisis mongering , that person is demonized and called a “climate denier”. Other facts such as plants consume CO2 as food, and the more CO2 the better plants flourish, and therefore act as a control on the CO2 levels is never mentioned. With a world population at 8 billion, and each person emitting 4 lbs of CO2 a day, this amounts to 6 billion tons of CO2 from humans breathing. I guess we will soon be asked to reduce the human population or take fewer breaths.

As for fossil fuels, the Left never talks about the advantages of fossil fuels only the negative effects. The truth is that modern civilization would not exist without fossil fuels. They have provided the energy that has made our standard of living possible. Fossil fuels have saved the lives of millions of people by providing abundant energy for producing food and allowing machines to expand our ability to produce clothes, housing , heating/air conditioning and transportation essential to our survival. Fossil fuels have allowed us to live in an otherwise hostile, unforgiving natural world. Abundant, cheap energy is essential to our survival. Just wait and see what happens in Europe this winter as a result of their failed “green agenda” and reliance on other countries for their energy. Imagine America as a third world country with insufficient food, few cars, supply crises, rationed electricity for heating/air conditioning, no energy when the wind does not blow or the sun does not shine, heating with wood like they are doing in Germany, etc. The abundance of food we have enjoyed in this country relies on fossil fuels for farm implements, fertilizer, and getting food to market. This is what is coming. We cannot let that happen here in America where we have hundreds of years of fossil fuels including natural gas if only we stop the Left’s war on fossil fuels. Do you think our country can be militarily strong without abundant fossil fuels? Well, it can’t. China is laughing at us for our stupidity, as they continue to expand their use of fossil fuels.

Sadly, some of our conservative polititians are going along with this green scam. They need to stand up and take action to keep this country energy independent. We need to contact them and insist they do so. THIS MADNESS MUST BE STOPPED!

 

Biden’s Destruction of America

Author: R. Alan Harrop,Ph.D

In March 2021, I wrote an article reporting on some of the actions Biden was initiating that would be harmful to America. Let’s update his actions as of November 2022 and see how things stand after almost two years of his administration. I write this on Halloween night, but it is scarier than ghosts and goblins.

The Border: We no longer have a Southern border. Well over 5 million illegals have been welcomed across the border in less than two years. Illegal drugs are coming in unchecked, including fentanyl which has killed close to 100,000 Americans in the last year. Estimates are that illegals will cost each tax payer $2,600/year.

Inflation: The prices of consumer goods are rising dramatically; especially on essential items. Inflation under President Trump was about 2 %. Now at a forty year high of 8.6% and much higher for food.

Energy: On Election Day 2020, the price of a gallon of gas was $ 1.87, it now averages $3.49 and much higher in some areas. We have gone from energy abundance/independence to energy shortages. Recent report shows that there is only sufficient diesel oil for 25 days to meet our usual consumption. Home heating oil, commonly used in the northern states, has gone from $1.45 to $5.72 per gallon. The cost of electricity has gone up 16% in the last year and is expected to go higher. Energy is costing the average family $6,200 more per year. Biden’s depleting our strategic oil reserves and selling this oil to China is treasonous.

Personal Wealth: The stock market is down about 30 % and inflation reduces the value of bank accounts by about 10% per year. People on fixed income are especially hard hit. We are getting poorer.

Cost of Housing: Mortgage rates have gone from less than 3% to 7%. A $300,000 house will cost $878 more per month, $10,536 more per year and a whopping $316,000 more over the life of a 30 year loan. Rents are going up similarly.

Unconstitutional Spending: You will be paying off the loans of college students estimated to cost over $300 billion dollars over the next ten years and will continue going higher; even though you may have paid your own way through college or not gone to college at all. Presidents have no authority to do this.

Second Amendment: The Biden administration is requiring all credit card companies to report all sales of firearms and ammunition to the Federal government thereby tracking your purchases.

IRS/FBI: These agencies are now enforcement arms of the Biden administration. Hiring 87,000 armed IRS agents is aimed directly at the middle class and small business owners.

Crime: Has been increasing dramatically, especially in urban areas, as a direct result of defunding the police and liberal prisoner release policies.

International Relations: War in Ukraine, North Korea firing missiles, conflicts with Saudi Arabia, China emboldened and threatening Taiwan, are all examples of deteriorating relations with other countries.

No doubt there are other destructive actions by Biden and the radical Democrats. No rational person can look at where America is now and say we are better off after the last two years. YOU MUST GET OUT AND VOTE, if you love this country.

Destroying The Family

Written by R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D

The political Left (most Democrats), is intentionally destroying many of the traditional values of this country. The foundational bedrock of Western Civilization is the family. Not only does the family provide economic, emotional and social support to people but, importantly, provides training and guidance to children in pro-social values which are essential to successful societies. As the family structure breaks down so will the society. We are seeing this in rising crime rates, lowered moral values, self-centeredness, and lack of a work ethic. Here are some of the Left’s actions that are attacking the family structure

Marriage was once not only sacred but expected of young people especially before engaging in sexual intercourse. The idea of homosexual marriage was totally rejected as was the idea of transgenderism. Not only are these occurring now, but they have been sanctioned and approved as “normal” when of course they are quite the opposite biologically. Reserving sexual intimacy until after marriage not only diminished the chance of illegitimate children but ensured a commitment between the husband and wife. Many men and women now delay marriage until their late thirties, if at all. This limits the number of children during the child bearing years. Why should a man marry when he can get all the goodies without making a commitment to his partner? No wonder the average number of children per marriage has decreased dramatically. In the 1950s the average number of children per marriage was about five, whereas now it is less than two. The result is a society that has to rely on immigrants rather than their own children as a source of labor. This infusion of immigrants dilutes the values and traditions of any society. A society can only absorb a limited number of immigrants if it wants to maintain its integrity.

The percentage of children born out of wedlock has increased dramatically. In 1965, about 24% of black children were born out of wedlock, now, that percentage has increased to 75% This has also happened to white Americans where in 1965, 3.1% of white births were to unmarried women where it is now 29%. Asian Americans currently have the lowest rate at 11%. The data consistently shows that children born out of wedlock are more likely to experience poverty and commit crimes.

The destruction of the family is no accident. Marxist/Leftist teachings encourage the replacement of the traditional family by government agencies and control. Social programs such as aide for dependent children, assistance to single mothers, early child care like the Headstart Program, increasingly result in children not being raised in a traditional family environment. The recent expansion of transgender indoctrination and sex education in the schools shows how the government has taken over the socialization of our children. California has recently passed a law that diminishes the parents role in deciding whether their children receive gender changing drugs and surgery. As Hillary Clinton famously said “It takes a village to raise a child”, not the traditional mother and father. If you stand up and fight against this trend in public schools you risk being labelled as a “domestic terrorist” by the Biden Department of Justice.

How do we resist this? First, recognize that the destruction of the traditional family will result in the loss of traditional values and ultimately the destruction of America, as we have known it. Have courage. Speak out against it. Vote for conservative candidates at all levels especially the school board and the judges. Take your children out of the public schools if you can. Private, charter and especially homeschools allow greater control over the socialization of our children. Leftist government control must be stopped.

Something To Consider

The following post was written by R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D. Alan was born in New York City raised on Long Island. He has a BA from the State University of New York @Stony Brook, and a MA and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from N.C. State University. Alan spent four years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He taught at East Carolina University, and was Chief Psychologist and Mental Health Services for the N.C. Department of Correction. He also spent several years in private practice.

Puppet King Biden

The title of this article may seem funny, but as I will show it really is deadly serious. As everyone should know, (current public school students possibly not), this country fought a war of rebellion against tyrannical King George III. As I will show, Joe Biden has increasingly acted as a king rather than as president. Also, it is increasingly clear that he is being controlled by non-elected “advisors” who are telling him what to say and when to say it.

A few examples: 1) tyrannical kings ignore the law and take whatever action they want. Look at the southern border. The congress has put in place a series of laws designed to regulate immigration into this country. Obviously, King Biden is ignoring these laws and has decided he wants open borders. In spite of existing laws (which he swore to uphold when he took office) and the desires of the people, the majority of which are opposed to open borders. 2) King Biden recently declared that hard working, responsible taxpayers must pay for the loans of other people. Not only is this patently unjust, it is a violation of the Constitution since only the Congress can initiate new taxes. Even Nancy Pelosi (ugh) declared several months ago that a president does not have the authority to do this very thing. Obviously, a king does have this authority. 3) All kings have law enforcement agencies to ensure that their rule is not interrupted or challenged. Presidents under our Constitution are expressly forbidden to create such agencies. However, look what King Biden has done with the Department of Justice and the FBI. They are being used to go after anyone whose words or actions threaten King Biden’s regime. 4) Presidents do not have the authority to require private citizens or businesses to gather intelligence information on ordinary law abiding citizens. There are no such restrictions on kings. King Biden’s henchmen are now requiring credit card companies to record and report anyone who purchases a firearm or ammunition using a credit card. Which of course, is the way law abiding citizens make lawful purchases. Unlike criminals who either steal a firearm or buy them on the black market with cash. I could go on with many other examples but you get the point.

Now, as to Biden being a puppet, just ask yourself, have you ever seen another president whose statements are walked back by his handlers like King Biden? He reads scripts for almost everything he says. He is either mentally impaired and/or is being controlled by non-elected behind the scenes officials ( can anyone say Susan Rice?).

Ok, so what do we do about it? First, we have to get out and vote Republican to ensure that we regain some control over King Biden. Second, a Republican Congress must move to pass legislation reversing all the destructive actions taken by King Biden. Third, Articles of Impeachment must be initiated immediately by a Republican Congress for King Biden’s failure to enforce existing immigration laws and other unconstitutional actions. Fourth, the State Department and FBI leadership need to be removed for failure to follow their sworn oaths to abide by the Constitution and manage their agencies in a fair and unbiased manner. The FBI must be deprived of their law enforcement authority to raid homes, arrest suspects, enforce subpoenas and must work through the local sheriff’s office. Who is the only law enforcement who is elected by and therefore responsible to the people.

Our forefathers fought and died to stop the tyranny of a king, we must take serious measures to do the same.

Reining In The FBI

This is a post by a guest author, R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D.

Authoritarian governments that limit people’s freedom all have police forces that ensure the compliance of their citizens and keep them in power.  The Romans had the Pretorian Guard, the Nazi’s the Gestapo, and the Soviet Union the KGB.  Alarmingly, it is increasingly apparent that the FBI has morphed into an enforcement arm of the Democrat party/Biden administration.   The Founding Fathers, wisely, did not authorized a federal law enforcement agency in the Constitution.   Let’s examine how we got in this situation and what we can do to reverse it.

        The FBI was originally established in 1908 as a small group (30) of special “investigators” to assist the Department of Justice in prosecuting federal crimes that involved crossing state lines.  As all government agencies do, the bureau not only grew in size but greatly expanded their authority and redefined their role over the years.   By the early 1920’s they began gathering and keeping information on private citizens who were not actually charged with crimes other than their political ideology was unacceptable to the government.   The FBI’s most renowned director J. Edgar Hoover, began keeping information that eventually reached over 450,000 files on people suspected of communist leanings.  A good proportion of these people were deported if they were not citizens.  Few were ever actually charged or given the opportunity to defend themselves in court.  In the 1950s the FBI began gathering similar files on homosexuals in the government and later even non-government employees.  In the 1960s the focus was on civil rights sympathizers and leaders such as the Reverend  M.L.King.   Politicians feared what might be in the FBI files on them.  In the course of gathering this illicit information, the FBI frequently used illegal wire-tapping and abused their subpoena and search authority.   Recently, they issued a subpoena to the newspaper USA Today requiring them to turn over a list of all people who logged in to read a specific article on their website.   

There are many other recent example of the weaponization of the FBI especially as related to President Donald Trump and his associates including the impeachment hoaxes, charging General Flynn, and most recently the totally unjustified and unprecedented  raid on Mar-a Lago.    One of the worst instances was when the FBI in order to protect the identity of one of their informers, allowed false witness testimony at a trial that resulted in four men receiving life sentences.  Two served over 30 years and two died in prison.  A court eventually awarded the victims/families over $100 million in damages.  Still trust the FBI?

So what do we do about it?   Here are my recommendations: (1) Repeal the Patriot Act that greatly expanded the authority of the FBI; (2) Terminate the law enforcement authority of the FBI.  All subpoenas, warrants, searches should be handled by the local Sheriff’s departments.   Sheriffs are the only elected law enforcement officials and therefore accountable directly for their actions to the people. (3)  An elected state official or panel should be given the authority to monitor all FBI activities in their state and report to the state legislature.  (4) It should no longer be a crime to “lie” to the FBI.  This has been abused to entrap people and is a violation of the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination. 

There may be other effective actions, but this would be a good start.