Congress Needs To Say “No”

Congress has until April 19th to reauthorize  Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This is the law that allows warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. It was passed after 9/11 in the hope that it would make America more secure from terrorist attacks. Instead it has been used as a political weapon to move America toward Banana Republic status.

On Monday, The Conservative Review posted an article about Section 702.

The article notes:

The FBI is attempting to rehabilitate the public image of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as Congress has until April 19 to reauthorize it. The bureau recently posted a video to X that features FBI Director Christopher Wray attempting to put a gloss on Section 702 as part of this monthslong campaign.

The bureau’s timely propaganda did not escape the attention of critics on X, where the post received a community note that read, “The FBI violated American citizens’ 4A rights 278,000 times with illegal, unauthorized FISA 702 searches.”

Among the critics was Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who wrote, “FBI just got called out in a community note on X. Congress — take note. FISA 702 has been used for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of times. Yet FBI demands 702 be reauthorized by April 19 WITHOUT a warrant requirement for searches of U.S. citizens.”

“Many in Congress will want to reauthorize FISA 702 — which is set to expire April 19th — either without modification or (more likely) with fake reforms that fail to impose a warrant requirement for searches directed at Americans,” added the senator.

The article notes:

In his March 11 testimony, Wray stated, “The FISA Court itself most recently found 98% compliance and commented on the reforms working. The most recent Justice Department report found the reforms working, 99% compliance. And so, I think legislation that ensures those reforms stay in place but also preserves the agility and the utility of the tools, what we need to be able to protect the American people.”

The FBI’s March 25 social post containing an excerpt from Wray’s testimony was not well-received.

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) wrote, “The FBI was correctly called out in a community note for lying about its unconstitutional, warrantless surveillance of Americans. Congress must eliminate FISA abuse and protect the American people’s privacy.”

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) tweeted, “The FBI has been corrected in community notes and rightfully so.”

FBI whistlelower Steve Friend reiterated that the FBI “violated constitutional rights and abused FISA Section 702 over 278,000 times in a single year.”

The article concludes:

“While only foreigners overseas may be targeted, the program sweeps in massive amounts of Americans’ communications, which may be searched without a warrant. Even after implementing compliance measures, the FBI still conducted more than 200,000 warrantless searches of Americans’ communications in just one year — more than 500 warrantless searches per day,” said Durbin.

Durbin figured this legislation would make reauthorizing Section 702 palatable.

Section 702 needs to go away. We have seen that there is too much temptation for those in power to misuse the law to target their political opponents.

The Consequences Have Arrived

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review posted an article detailing what has happened in Oregon as a result of decriminalizing the possession of hard drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in 2020.

The article reports:

Oregon became the first state in the union to decriminalize possession of hard drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in 2020. This radical experiment in lawlessness has been an unmitigated disaster.

While initially deaf to the concerns raised by Republicans, recovery specialists, and Christian groups concerning Ballot Measure 110, state Democrats are now poised to re-criminalize drug possession and bring their four-year experiment to an end. After all, the majority of Oregonians want the measure repealed.

…The so-called “Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act” eliminated criminal penalties for possession of various quantities of hard drugs. As a result, junkies can now carry one gram of heroin; 2 grams of cocaine; 2 grams of meth; less than 40 user units of methadone; 1 gram or 5 pills of MDMA; less than 40 user units of LSD; and fewer than 40 pills of oxycodone.

Possession of such quantities amounts to a non-criminal Class E violation, which at most can result in a $100 fine or a recommendation for a health assessment with an addiction treatment professional.

Those caught with even more of these once-controlled substances have also seen penalties softened, such that they now face a misdemeanor charge with less than a year in jail, a fine, or both.

Extra to decriminalizing hard drugs, the measure mandated the establishment or funding of recovery centers throughout the state funded by taxes on marijuana.

The article lists the results of the law:

According to Oregon Health Authority data, fatal overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years. In 2020, there were 824 fatal overdoses. The year M110 went into effect, there were 1,189 fatal overdoses. Preliminary data indicates the number of deaths from overdoses in 2022 was north of 1,100.

Fentanyl is proving especially lethal. OregonLive.com noted that in the year ending September 2019, there were 77 known fentanyl deaths. In the year ending September 2023, there were reportedly 1,268 overdose deaths.

There appears to be a correlation between fatal overdoses and M110.

Please follow the link for further details and possible solutions. This really should not be a Republican/Democrat or Liberal/Conservative issue. I believe all of us want to protect our children and young adults from the dangers of hard drugs. Hopefully Oregon will pass a law that moves the state in that direction.

What Is The Penalty For A U.S. Citizen?

An American who is arrested for Driving Under the Influence faces jail time, losing his license, and heavy fines. What should the penalty be for a person who is here illegally who is arrested for Driving Under the Influence?

On Thursday, The Conservative Review reported that 150 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against a measure to state that aliens who drive “while intoxicated or impaired” are inadmissible and, if convicted of such an offense, deportable. How in the world would voting against the measure keep Americans safe?

The article reports:

In a bipartisan 274-150 vote, the House of Representatives passed a measure on Thursday that would declare that aliens who drive “while intoxicated or impaired” are inadmissible and, if convicted of such an offense, deportable.

The 150 lawmakers who voted against the measure were all Democrats. But 59 other Democrats joined 215 Republicans in voting to approve the measure.

“Any alien who has been convicted of an offense for driving while intoxicated or impaired, as those terms are defined under the law of the jurisdiction where the conviction occurred (including a conviction for driving while under the influence of or impaired by alcohol or drugs), without regard to whether the conviction is classified as a misdemeanor or felony under Federal, State, tribal, or local law, is deportable,” the measure reads.

There is currently on the books a law making an illegal deportable if he is guilty of moral turpitude. This law simply clarifies the current law. At any rate, isn’t entering a country illegally breaking the law? Shouldn’t that be subject to deportation?

Who Wrote Her Script?

The death of any American military is sad. It should be solemnly addressed by the administration in power. Condolences should be offered. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s response to the recent deaths of three American soldiers was not exactly what was called for.

On Monday, The Conservative Review reported:

During an interview on MSNBC, Jean-Pierre spoke about the fallen soldiers — but appeared nearly unable to piece together a coherent statement.

What I will say, our deepest, uh, obviously, our deepest condolences go out and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families, uh, who lost, uh, three, three brave, uh, three brave, uh, three brave — three folks who are military folks who are brave, who are always fighting, who are fighting on behalf of this administration, of the American people, obviously, more so, more importantly.

Uh, we lost those souls as the president said yesterday when he was in South Carolina. Our hearts go out to their families and friends. And let’s not forget: there are wounded, also wounded soldier, military forces as well, and our hearts go out to them, and so I want to make sure that we offer up those deep, uh, deep thoughtful condolences to them.

The article includes a video of Karine Jean-Pierre’s remarks.

First of all, the oath these soldiers took was to the U.S. Constitution–not to the Biden administration. Second, I found it demeaning to call these brave soldiers ‘folks.’ They were trained military personnel who swore an oath to defend their Constitution. They were not just folks.

 

Having The Courage To Tell The Truth

On Wednesday, The Conservative Review posted an article about the screening of a film called “Bearing Witness to the October 7th Massacre.” The screenings will be held in Los Angeles and New York City.

The article reports:

Hollywood superstar Gal Gadot will help host uncensored screenings of footage laying bare the atrocities that Hamas committed in its Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Screenings of the film, which has been titled “Bearing Witness to the October 7th Massacre,” will be held in Los Angeles and New York City, according to the Wrap. Hollywood celebrities, journalists, and other influential figures are being invited to attend the events.

The Israel Defense Forces are providing 47-minutes of footage for the private screenings. The Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee are also helping organize the screenings.

The article notes:

But the backlash against her has been fierce. The Quds News Network, a Palestinian “news” organization with connections to Hamas and Islamic terrorism, posted about the screening on social media, generating more than 50 million views and a ton of reaction.

“When we say these are not harmless opinions or individuals or careers to support, we aren’t exaggerating. Gal Gadot is a former IDF soldier using her access in Hollywood to push propaganda for an ongoing genocide,” said UCLA professor Nour Joudah.

The current spin by the ‘Palestinians’ is that Israel is committing genocide by going into Gaza. Israel is attacking military targets. What was Hamas doing when it went into Israel on October 7?

Sad, But Not Surprising

On Friday, The Conservative Review reported that President Biden is pressuring Israel to scale back its offensive mission in Gaza.

The article reports:

Biden visited Israel, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the Jewish state throughout its war against the terrorist organization Hamas. While the United States agrees Hamas’ military infrastructure needs to be wiped out, the U.S. is reportedly influencing how Israel will conduct its ground invasion, urging the country to limit the number of civilian casualties in Gaza, three anonymous senior Israeli officials told Bloomberg in a Thursday report. 

Because we have been so successful in our ground invasions fighting terrorism? Iraq, Afghanistan?

Before asking Israel to limit its operations in Gaza, maybe he should reconsider the cause of Israel planning a mission into Gaza. If a serial killer lives on your street, do you talk gently to him? At this point, there is no way to consider the ‘soldiers’ of Gaza other than serial killers. The brutality and lack of humanity that they exhibited in their attack on Israel does not call for restraint. There is a reason we execute murderers–it cuts down on the recidivism rate. If the response to Gaza is tempered, it is a safe bet that the terrorists will repeat their actions of October 7th.

The article concludes:

Biden and his officials are continuing to emphasize the importance of limiting casualties in Gaza, according to the outlet. The president is urging Israel to be cautious during its ground invasion and when responding to attacks from Hezbollah, an Iran-supported terrorist organization, Netanyahu’s former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, told Bloomberg.

The United States is worried about the Israel-Hamas conflict escalating, with increased concerns about Hezbollah entering the fight, which would pull the U.S. further into the conflict, Bloomberg reported.

Wars need to be fought–not played with. It’s time to go back to General Sherman’s concept of war.

Is This The Best Use Of Our Money

There is an old expression, “What you subsidize will increase, what you tax will decrease.” The subject of this article is not subsidization, but it is providing income for a questionable activity. I believe that the payment I am describing will lead to more questionable activity.

On Monday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

President Joe Biden will approve the transfer $6 billion of frozen funds to the government of Iran in a prisoner swap deal, it was confirmed Monday.

The deal would free five Americans being held captive in Iran in exchange for the release of five Iranian citizens being held in the U.S.

…”First Joe Biden used 9/11 as an excuse to flee Afghanistan. Now he desecrates this day by paying ransom to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. Shameful,” said Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

“It’s ridiculous for US to be blackmailed into paying $6B for hostages which will help indirectly finance the number 1 foreign policy of Iran: terrorism Last time it was $1.7B traded for hostages next time it will probably be $10B the price keeps going up & up,” said Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Israel has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists because it encourages more terrorism. America needs a policy of not negotiating with kidnappers because it encourages more kidnapping! This is money we do not have being given to people who want to destroy us. In what world does that make sense?

Exacerbating A Problem Rather Than Solving it

On Wednesday,  The Conservative Review reported that federal District Judge David A. Ezra has ruled that the floating border barrier that Governor Abbott had installed in Texas had to be temporarily removed.

The article reports:

“Governor Abbott announced that he was not ‘asking for permission’ for Operation Lone Star, the anti-immigration program under which Texas constructed the floating barrier,” wrote federal District Judge David A. Ezra in his ruling.

“Unfortunately for Texas, permission is exactly what federal law requires before installing obstructions in the nation’s navigable waters,” he added.

Illegal alien activists have called Abbott’s efforts to end illegal immigration inhumane and unjust.

“The buoys are a symbol of the hate-filled and inhumane policies Gov. Abbott has embraced as he continues to wage war on immigrants seeking to make better lives for themselves, as millions of other immigrants have done for hundreds of years in this country,” said activist Carolina Canizales.

Abbott’s office immediately said that it would appeal the ruling.

“Today’s court decision merely prolongs President Biden’s willful refusal to acknowledge that Texas is rightfully stepping up to do the job that he should have been doing all along,” read a statement from Abbott.

According to the specific case, the judge’s ruling is correct. He merely reinforced what the law said regarding the barriers. He ruled within the limits of the case. However, there are larger issues involved. What about the nation’s obligation to protect its borders? Again, I would like to remind you that if either party wanted the border crisis solved, it would have been solved by now. The establishment Republicans want cheap labor and the Democrats want future voters. Until one of those groups is voted out of office, we will have an open border.

Looking Behind The Curtain

The one thing President Trump has accomplished in Washington is bi-partisanship–the Democrats and the Republican establishment are working together to prevent him from ever becoming President again. After a while, you have to ask yourself what this is all about. Is he such a threat to the deep state that the corrupters want to make sure he does not get another chance to expose them or possibly put them out of power? It really does look that way. I fear for his safety if he wins the nomination or the presidency.

On Saturday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

GOP megadonors are privately courting popular Republican Govs. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia and Brian Kemp of Georgia to challenge former President Donald Trump in 2024, Axios reported Saturday.

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has struggled to gain traction in the polls against the former president, the Republican contributors are seeking other potential alternatives to jump in last minute, according to Axios. Though Youngkin and Kemp have both previously ruled out a 2024 bid, several sources told the outlet they’re keeping the door open as top donors reach out.

“People are desperate. They are concerned with what could happen if Trump wins the primaries and they want a viable alternative,” a Republican source told Axios.

Billionaire Ronald Lauder is one of the GOP donors who would potentially back Youngkin if he makes a White House bid, sources who spoke with him told Axios. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy, who previously supported DeSantis for president, recently dropped $2 million into Youngkin’s Spirit of Virginia political action committee (PAC).

Rupert Murdoch, who heads Fox News and the New York Post, is quietly hoping Youngkin challenges the four-time-indicted former president, according to Axios.

“Virginia’s getting attention because Governor Youngkin’s common-sense conservative leadership is working. There’s more to do, so the governor’s not taking his eye off Virginia; these (legislative) races are too important,” Spirit of Virginia PAC Chairman Dave Rexrode said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Please reread this sentence:

“People are desperate. They are concerned with what could happen if Trump wins the primaries and they want a viable alternative,” a Republican source told Axios.

What could happen? The Washington establishment could be decimated and their little fiefdom of corrupt money banished? Congressmen might actually be forced to vote in the interests of the people they represent? Yes, President Trump is a threat to Washington–a much needed threat.

Parents Have The Last Word

On Friday, The Conservative Review posted an article about a recent Chino Valley Unified School Board in southern California.

The article reports:

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond spoke at the meeting for the Chino Valley Unified School Board in an attempt to dissuade the members from voting for a policy requiring parents be informed about their children’s gender decisions.

When Thurmond tried to speak past the allotted time, he was berated by Chino Valley Unified Board President Sonja Shaw who accused him of trying to “pervert” children and said he had threatened the board.

Videos on social media showed police officers escorting Thurmond out of the meeting.

…The board went on to vote in favor of the policy securing parents’ rights, 4 to 1.

The article notes:

Shaw fired back and doubled down on her position.

“We’re going to safeguard parental rights,” she told KTLA-TV. “That is a constitutional right and we’re going to make sure that our parents at Chino Valley know they’re sending their kids here to be taught, not to be anything else.”

Officials in Temecula, another city in southern California, similarly rejected a social studies book that praised gay activist Harvey Milk after some school board members pointed out that he had admitted having a relationship with a 16-year-old male while in his thirties.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom lashed out at the board and called its members “radicalized zealots” and “extremists.”

Why are you considered an extremist if you want to know what is going on with your child? The move to discount parents is not new. In some states, a child under 18 can get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge, but cannot get her ears pierced or be given an aspirin in school. Parents have the right to know what is going on with their children. If a child is moving toward a life-changing event before they are of a responsible age, the parents need to know about it. One of the things that may actually save us from the abuses of the transgender movement is that many of the children who received ‘gender affirming care’ as children are now reaping the consequences as adults. Some of these now adults are suing the medical profession and the companies that supplied the drugs. If enough of these children collect damages for what was done to them, the transgender movement will diminish considerably.

Score One For The Good Guys

On Thursday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

The city of Moscow, Idaho, will be forking over $300,000 in a settlement with church members who were arrested in 2020 for ignoring a mask mandate during an outdoor “psalm sing.”

Gabriel Rench and Sean and Rachel Bohnet filed a civil lawsuit against the city and several city employees following the September 2020 incident, KHQ-TV reported.

The article also notes:

Among the settlement terms, the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program will pay the $300,000, the station said, and all claims against the city will be dismissed with prejudice; there also will be a release of all liability.

Anything else?

Christ Church pastor and event organizer Ben Zornes told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News at the time that the event was aimed at criticizing what he called a “largely groundless” mask order, KTVB-TV reported, adding that the city council issued it to slow the COVID spread.

Rench added to KTVB that the church has held these events before but there hadn’t been arrests before.

The pandemic was an excuse to override many of the civil rights of Americans that are supposed to be guaranteed by our Constitution. All of us need to keep that in mind in the future–according to our Founding Fathers, our rights are given to us by God and guaranteed by our Constitution. It is our responsibility to protect those rights and push back when the government tries to take away those rights.

 

Failing Upward

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

Fauci’s Next Act: COVID Czar To Teach at Georgetown

I don’t think I would send my child to Georgetown to study medicine.

The article reports:

Amid a growing consensus that COVID-19 likely emerged from a Chinese lab and past revelations that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded coronavirus research in one such lab, the former head of the agency, Anthony Fauci, has landed a professorship at Georgetown University.

Fauci, who was pulling a salary of over $400,000 a year while working for the federal government, told Georgetown that while he “could do more experiments in the lab and have my lab going,” he felt that he would be better suited to serve as an “inspiration to the younger generation of students.” It is unclear if Georgetown will be matching the compensation Fauci enjoyed as a public servant.

The former NIAID director’s career prospects do not appear to have been hampered by mistakes made during his advisory role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci initially denied the possibility that the virus could have originated from a laboratory. All U.S. intelligence agencies see the lab leak as a possibility and a high profile report from the Department of Energy considers it the most likely explanation. Fauci is now open to the possibility of a lab-leak origin but won’t take a definitive stance.

If the virus did originate in a lab, that could reflect poorly on Fauci and the federal government. While Fauci was heading the agency, NIAID funneled $653,392 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the lab believed to be the origin of COVID-19, for coronavirus research.

In addition to his relationship to the origin of the virus, Fauci’s pandemic-era policy recommendations have also come under scrutiny.

The article notes that Dr. Fauci will be part of both the school of medicine and the school of public policy.

Common Sense Won

On Saturday, The Conservative Review posted an article about a recent court settlement regarding a transgender young man in a high school girls’ locker room.

The article reports:

Blake Allen, then 14, was suspended from school and her father Travis Allen lost his coaching position after both spoke out against a biological male using the girls’ locker room at Randolph Union High School.

Under the terms of the settlement, the Allens’ records will be cleared of references to the disciplinary action; Travis Allen will be reinstated as a middle school soccer coach, and the district will pay the family and their attorneys $125,000.

“The settlement of Blake and Travis Allen’s case is a resounding victory for freedom of speech,” Phil Sechler, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, told the Daily Signal.

The article notes:

The lawsuit stemmed from 2022 incident in the girls locker room at the school. According to Blake and some of her peers, a biological male who identifies as transgender entered their locker room while the girls were in various states of undress.

A male was in our locker room when volleyball girls were trying to get changed,” Blake told the Daily Signal back in October.

“And after I asked him to leave, he didn’t, and later looked over at girls with their shirts off. And it made many people uncomfortable and feel violated. And I left as soon as I could in a panic,” Blake also said, adding that she did not blame the trans student. Instead, she called out the school board’s failure in allowing the situation to happen at all.

Blake was suspended after she allegedly referred to the trans student as “literally a dude” in a conversation with a peer during French class, and also said “he does not belong in the girls’ locker room.” According to the lawsuit, the trans student was not present in the class when she used the phrase.

In addition to Blake’s two-day, out-of-school suspension, the school also required her to submit to taking part in a “restorative circle” with the school’s “Equity Coordinator” to avoid additional punishment.

Travis was reportedly suspended without pay from his job as the middle school girls’ soccer coach after “misgendering” the trans student in a Facebook post by referring to the 14-year-old biological male as a male.

Common sense tells you that teenage boys do not belong in teenage girls’ locker rooms regardless of what they say their gender is. Schools are going to have to start providing separate locker rooms for transgender students or getting the students the counseling they need to get over their gender dysphoria.

What’s Next?

On May 3, The Conservative Review posted the following headline:

New York becomes first state to ban gas stoves and fossil fuels in new buildings to fight climate change

The article reports:

The state of New York will become the first state to ban gas stoves and other fossil fuel appliances in new buildings in order to fight climate change.

The new restrictions will go into effect in 2026 and was voted into law on Tuesday in the state budget.

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul insisted to reporters on Tuesday ahead of the vote that they report already installed stoves will be grandfathered in and won’t be banned.

“I want to be very clear. I know people love to misinterpret this, but people with existing gas stoves, you’re welcome to keep them,” Hochul said.

“This is where our nation has to go eventually,” she added. “But I want to make sure that it’s not a bumpy road to the transition.”

The article concludes:

In response to public outcry against suggestions that gas stoves might be banned federally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric said that no such ban was being considered.

“Research indicates that emissions from gas stoves can be hazardous, and the CPSC is looking for ways to reduce related indoor air quality hazards,” Hoehn-Saric said in January.

“But to be clear, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so,” he added.

Aren’t these the same people who told us there would never be vaccine mandates? Aren’t these the same people who told us that the 80,000 new Internal Revenue Agents are only going to audit the rich? Aren’t these the same people who told us that if you like your doctor you could keep him or if you liked your health insurance you could keep it? I trust the Consumer Product Safety Commission about as much as I would trust gas-station sushi.

Disturbing Information On Covid Vaccines

On Thursday, The Conservative Review posted an article about one aspect of the Covid vaccine that was kept from the public.

The article reports:

No wonder Pfizer and the FDA sought to hide these documents from the public for 75 years. To this day, the medical field is pressuring pregnant women to get these terrible shots, but now we know that Pfizer was tracking safety concerns for these women from day one. As we observe plummeting birth rates and skyrocketing fetal losses throughout the world, it is now clear that Pfizer and the FDA were aware that the vaccine could spread through the placenta and breast milk, as later studies seemed to confirm. Where is the action from Congress? This affects all of humanity, including a generation yet to be born.

The eight-page confidential document was dated April 20, 2021, but tracked 458 pregnant women and 215 lactating women from the time the shots were released until February 28, 2021. That was the same date that Pfizer already recorded over 1,200 deaths and over 1,000 categories of serious adverse events.

The article concludes:

How can Congress continue to allow multiple DOD and HHS agencies to funnel billions of dollars to Pfizer to continue producing similar biologics that are so harmful at the same time they are indemnified from liability? The company is able to use the taxpayer-funded revenue to then funnel money to powerful organizations to promote mandates. Earlier this week, Lee Fang posted on his Substack a copy of the disclosures showing some of the top medical and civic organizations took Pfizer funding before pushing the mandates.

These organizations included the Chicago Urban League, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the National Consumers League, The Immunization Partnership, the American Pharmacists Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Thus, it’s quite evident that none of the decisions of “private” institutions to mandate or even endorse the shots were driven by free market factors, but by government funding, coercion, and denying those initially injured during the early weeks an ability to sue Pfizer, which is a gross violation of the Seventh Amendment.

In many respects, this “public-private” partnership is more fascistic than pure unvarnished government action because we cannot vote out the leadership of Pfizer. To that end, either the subsidies or the liability exemptions need to be repealed. Yet Congress hasn’t even precluded mandates in the future. What a disgrace!

Is anyone in the Government or in the medical or civic community actually looking out for the health of Americans?

The Pause In The Mandate

On Friday The Conservative Review posted an article about mandatory Covid vaccine shots.

The article reports:

Some of you might have jumped with elation on Tuesday after hearing the news that the FDA had de-authorized the original series of COVID shots. What the agency is really doing, however, is reloading so it can enshrine the shots into the permanent immunization schedule and mix them with an ever-growing list of respiratory viral vaccines they are rolling out over the coming months. Now is the time for Congress to step on the gas pedal in opposing these shots, not tabling the issue as if it’s over.

The FDA and CDC had a problem. There was no way to continue marketing the shots any longer as an imminent and urgent need for an ongoing pandemic. After all, even the president has said the pandemic is over. Were they to continue packaging the shots as a continual series for protection against the pandemic, they’d be left with fewer than 1% of the public getting them. So rather than simply canceling them, as Switzerland and other countries are doing, the FDA pulled a bait-and-switch. Officials de-authorized the original series of shots to signal the pandemic is over. But now they have established a system that will allow them to enshrine the newer bivalent shot or some future version, perhaps mixed with flu and RSV, as an annual single shot.

Why is this so significant? With the public already groomed into thinking they need an annual flu shot, officials now hope to treat COVID like the flu shot.

The article notes:

Indeed, the FDA’s announcement was designed to signal to Republicans that they can tell their base the issue is over, when in fact it’s just beginning. For example, given that Congress and the president have terminated the public health emergency, why did HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announce last week an extension of the PREP Act liability waivers for all COVID-related products all the way through the end of 2024? Why is there such a need to continue suspending the Seventh Amendment’s guarantee of a jury trial by absolving Pfizer and Moderna of all liability?

Clearly, they are not done. Which is why Republicans must use reauthorization bills to rectify the dozen or so atrocities committed against the people using pandemic authority.

There are still a lot of questions about the vaccine and about boosters. I personally know someone who developed Bell’s Palsy after a booster. Her doctor advised her not to get any more boosters. I suspect she is not the only one who reacted to the shot that way. If nothing else, the continuing liability waivers are a concern–if the vaccine is totally safe, why do we need the waivers?

All The Speeches In The World Won’t Make Up For Bad Policies

On Monday, The Conservative Review posted an article about manufacturing in America.

The article reports:

U.S. manufacturing reached its lowest point since the start of the pandemic, according to a report released just as President Joe Biden embarked on a tour of U.S. factories to tout his promise to boost the industry.

On Monday, the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index reached its lowest point, 46.3, since May 2020, Reuters reported. Excluding the pandemic recession, the index, known as PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index), was at its lowest point since 2009.

PMI is a tool for identifying economic trends in the manufacturing and service sectors based on business conditions at hundreds of major companies. A PMI below 50 indicates decline.

The article concludes:

The Biden administration has made its taxpayer-funded push to build a “clean energy economy” a central part of its plan to boost U.S. manufacturing. But critics have questioned the billions of dollars invested in green energy companies, which have enriched left-wing billionaire megadonors to the Democratic Party along with Chinese manufacturers that source materials for the firms.

The two things that the Trump administration did to bring manufacturing back to America were to lower the tax rate on corporations and to supply dependable and relatively inexpensive energy. President Biden has undone both of those policies. It should also be noted that the minerals needed to create green energy at imported–the Biden administration has blocked the mining of these minerals in America. Even if America were able to switch over to green energy, green energy is not as reliable as fossil fuel and right now it is considerably more expensive. Spain and Germany both attempted to convert to green energy and had to return to fossil fuel to avoid bankrupting their countries. If we continue down the road the Biden administration is taking us down, President Biden will eventually bankrupt America.

Women Of The Year

On Friday, The Conservative Review posted an article titled, “You’ve Probably Never Been ‘Woman Of The Year,’ But These 9 Men Have.” Wow. I realize that I am old-fashioned, but I would think that one of the basic qualifications to be Woman Of The Year would be that you actually have to be a woman. But since there seem to be a lot of people in power who are not able to define what a woman is, I guess that qualification isn’t relevant anymore. Sure.

The article goes on to list some of the ‘women’ who recently have been recognized as outstanding women.

Here is the list:

Rachel Levine

Caitlyn Jenner

Laverne Cox

MJ Rodriguez

Laurel Hubbard

Ebony Harper

Cecilia Chung

Lia Thomas

It is amazing that after women fought so hard to be recognized for their achievements that they would allow men to receive awards that have been traditionally reserved for women.

How To Stop Government Medical Overreach Regarding Covid

On Thursday, David Horowitz at The Conservative Review posted a list of ten bills that would put an end to the government overreach that was part of the response to the Covid pandemic.

Here is the list:

1. Hold pharma executives liable for concealing info on vaccine safety

2. Ban health departments from issuing public health edicts that violate liberty

3. Block all federal public health edicts from enforcement within the state

4. Ban mRNA vaccines

5. Keep mRNA out of food and other products

6. Report vaccine injury

7. Ban vaccine status discrimination

8. Prohibit vaccines that did not undergo human trials

9. Unquestionable religious exemption from all vaccines

10. End abuse of emergency powers

Please follow the link above to read further details. I believe we all think that some of the actions taken during the pandemic were not scientifically based. Why were churches closed and casinos left open? Why were big box stores open and small businesses closed? The actions taken by our government during Covid resulted in the largest transfer of wealth in the history of America. The middle class got poorer and the elites got richer. The rules during the Covid pandemic were the dream of the Washington elites. Let’s not do that again.

Ending One Area Of Government Overreach

On March 9th, The Conservative Review reported that the House of Representatives voted 227-198 Thursday to overturn the Biden administration’s “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. It will be interesting to see what happens to the bill in the Senate.

The article reports:

Republicans say the rule places a costly burden on landowners, ranchers, and farmers by claiming regulatory control over lands containing small streams and wetlands. All but one Republican, Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, voted to overturn the rule, with nine Democrats joining.

…“President Biden’s new WOTUS rule is a nuclear warhead aimed squarely at our farm families, small businesses, homebuilders, every property owner, and entire communities because of its overreaching definition,” Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer said in a statement.

“Cloaked under the guise of clean water, all this rule does is expand the federal government’s control over states, localities, and private landowners, making it harder to farm, build, and generate economic prosperity,” he said. “I encourage the Senate to pass this commonsense resolution to push back against onerous rules like this one.” 

The article concludes:

“When Congressman Graves and I introduced resolutions of disapproval in the both the Senate and House, we wanted to show Congress is united in defending millions of Americans from President Biden’s overreaching navigable waters rule,” Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Republican West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said in a statement. “I commend the House for taking an important step today to overturn the Biden WOTUS rule, and look forward to leading my Senate colleagues in sending it to the president’s desk.”

The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The law was written so broadly that a mud puddle that appeared after a rainstorm could come under government control. Just for the record, you can’t navigate the drainage ditch that was dug in the yard because clay doesn’t drain!

The Pfizer Trials Of The Covid Vaccine Were Rigged

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

According to new provisional data from the Scottish government, there were 7,314 deaths registered in January 2023, an increase of 17.7% compared to the average of 6,212. For the second week of January, there were more deaths in Scotland than ever before, including during the peak of the pandemic. Concurrently, there were 4,159 births registered in January 2023, a decrease of 6.8% compared to the average of 4,463. In other words, between a dearth of births and a plethora of deaths, there were roughly 1,400 fewer souls, the equivalent of roughly 86,000 in the United States. This is long after COVID. Why is there zero concern?

What on earth will it take to pull these death shots from the market?

Die Welt, a paper based in the home country of Pfizer partner BioNTech, revealed last week in a long expose what many of us have long known. All those sudden deaths, heart attacks, and strokes we’ve been witnessing over the past two years were indeed observed during the Pfizer clinical trial that supposedly showed the shots to be 100% safe and effective. The company simply covered up the severe adverse events by kicking those participants out of the trial and/or suggesting without evidence that the deaths had nothing to do with the experiment.

So why is our government still encouraging people to get Covid shots?

The article concludes:

Amid all the existential threats to our security, civilization, culture, and economy – and there are certainly many – can you think of anything that matches the severity of this issue? From died suddenly to plummeting birth rates, how is the vaccine issue not the top concern of all public policy, given that it was injected in 5.5 billion people and officials are on the cusp of approving more mRNAs? So we’re now supposed to believe Moderna’s own published phase 3 trial results of its RSV shot that it’s 84% effective and absolutely no serious adverse events occurred? Within months, if we don’t stop it, this shot will be in the arms of every senior and then, eventually, in the arms of every newborn baby.

After Pfizer purposely fabricated its clinical trial, the company must now be on the hook for a different sort of trial – one Steve Deace and I lay out in “Rise of the Fourth Reich.” Unless we begin holding pharma companies accountable and erecting legal firewalls to protect the people from their endless experimentation, they will do this again and again.

Please follow the link above to read the entire article. It lists specific instances of serious consequences from the vaccine.

The Environmental Hazards Of Green Energy

On Monday, The Conservative Review reported on a protest rally on Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey.

The article reports:

Hundreds of New Jersey residents gathered on Sunday to rally against offshore wind energy due to a recent uptick in whale deaths in the area, Fox News Digital reported.

Lawmakers, local officials, environmentalists, and residents attended the Sunday rally in Point Pleasant Beach. Attendees called on officials to “defund green energy” and requested a federal moratorium on offshore wind power.

Protesters claimed that the recent deaths of 10 whales discovered in New Jersey and New York might be linked to offshore wind energy construction. Those deaths included a 35-foot humpback whale that washed up on a New Jersey beach last week. Another 25-foot whale was found dead in Rockaway Beach, New York, days later. Since December, additional dead whales have been discovered in Maryland and Virginia.

During the rally, Republican Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey stated, “Today, the whales are sending us a tragic message that demands transparency and accountability — both of which has been sorely missing from Governor Murphy’s plan to use New Jersey’s coast as the prime location for the offshore wind industry in the U.S.”

Unfortunately, green energy is not quite ready for prime time. There are a lot of practical concerns and also ecological concerns. How ‘green’ is the mining of lithium in Africa? Were the rolling blackouts in North Carolina the result of the state’s quest for a higher percentage of green energy? The blades of windmills have a limited life span. How should we dispose of them? Solar panels have a limited lifespan and contain toxic chemicals. How should we dispose of them? What is the impact of the low level vibrations of windmills on the sonar of whales and dolphins? What is the impact of the low level vibrations of windmills on the neighboring population? On February 17, 2020, I posted an article reporting that the Plymouth, Massachusetts, Board of Health had declared the four wind turbines along Route 25 a nuisance. Please follow the link to read the details. I am not sure Massachusetts has learned its lesson yet, but the people who live near those windmills wanted them down.

 

Upending National Security For Political Purposes

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review reported that the Biden administration has plans to sell another 26 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The article reports:

The barrels are set to hit the market from April to June, just as fuel prices are predicted to increase due to the summer driving season.

“Biden is front-loading SPR barrels to avoid a summer gasoline price spike,” Phil Flynn, an analyst at Price Futures Group, told Fox Business Network. “There are growing concerns among the Biden administration that gas prices are headed back to $4 a gallon, and the president is fearful of the political heat he will have to take.”

“By pushing barrels forward from previously announced sales he is robbing Peter to pay Paul but is discouraging future U.S. oil and gas investment,” Flynn added. “There should be some backlash from Republicans who are getting tired of using the SPR for political purposes and creating short-term price relief in exchange for much higher prices down the road.”

This is happening at the same time the Biden administration is restricting oil exploration and drilling in the United States (which would be a much more reasonable way to bring down the price of gasoline).

The article notes:

When Biden took office, there were 638 million barrels in the SPR. As of this month, there are approximately 371.6 million barrels, the lowest amount since December 1983. With the latest announcement to sell another 26 million barrels, inventory will drop to 346 million, the lowest since August 1983.

The House recently passed bills that would restrict future sales of reserve inventory, including preventing the federal government from selling oil reserves to the Chinese government. The Republican majority in the House also passed legislation that would increase production in the United States by requiring the Department of Energy to develop a plan to allocate more federal land for oil and gas leasing prior to initiating a non-emergency drawdown from the SPR.

This is not intelligent American energy policy.

The Concept Of Having Skin In The Game

In early America, only men were allowed to vote. The theory behind that was that men were the head of their houses and a man’s vote represented the vote of his family. In many states only property owners could vote because they were considered to have a stake in the decisions made by their elected representatives. Obviously that changed. Obviously that needed to change. How far are we willing to let that change go? Recently the idea of letting 16-year olds vote has become popular among many Democrats. The claim is that it will encourage life-long voters. I am more inclined to think it will create more opportunities for mischief.

On Sunday, The Conservative Review posted an article about another voting discussion–letting non-citizens vote.

The article reports:

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was hit with backlash after making a seemingly elementary and innocuous remark: “Only Americans should vote in American elections.”

The comment was in regard to House Joint Resolution 24, or the “Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in Approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022,” which passed the House of Representatives on Thursday.

The resolution seeks to overturn a bill that passed the D.C. Council in October, which opened the local voting process to non-citizens.

The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act was passed by the D.C. Council in late 2021. The bill gives non-citizens who live in the district the right to vote for the mayor, city council member, attorney general, school board member, and commissioner.

The law was to be reviewed by Congress and then go into effect in March.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) pointed out there were 162 Democrats who voted to allow non-citizens to vote in D.C. elections. All 218 Republicans in the House voted not to let non-citizens vote in D.C. elections. The House voted to overturn the bill by a vote of 260-162.

If you want to vote in an American election, please become an American citizen first.

Why Track?

On Thursday, The Conservative Review posted an article about the federal government’s plan to track your Covid vaccination status across a spectrum of health care and governmental databases.

The article reports:

Recently, the National File uncovered audio from a September 2021 CMS meeting in which medical officer David Berglund expressed an interest in the feds using new ICD-10 codes to track those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. “We have had interest in coding people who are not immunized for COVID-19,” said Berglund in his presentation. Well, it turns out that in April 2022, CMS implemented the following codes in the subcategory of “underimmunization status”:

    • Z28.310 Unvaccinated for COVID-19
    • Z28.311 Partially vaccinated for COVID-19
    • Z28.39 Other under-immunization status

But the most jarring point is the note placed at the bottom of these new codes on page 1915 of the new ICD catalogue. “Note: These codes should not be used for individuals who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines, as determined by the healthcare provider.”

The article also observes:

But what this note reveals is that they are only using the codes for those who refused to get the shots, not for those who were somehow ineligible. But why? If they believe that someone remaining unvaccinated is tantamount to having a vulnerable condition, then the important fact is just that they are not vaccinated, not why they are unvaccinated.

What this clearly demonstrates is that they want to track those who refused to get the shots. What do you think they will do with that information? It’s quite evident that they want the ability to identify the critical thinkers in this country and retaliate against them by engaging in medical apartheid. We need not imagine that. We already have the warning of the nightmare from the past two years of denying travel rights, entry into stores, and even organ transplants based on this personal decision.

What is also peculiar is that they rushed to get codes for the mythical disease of “unvaccinated,” but despite 1.5 million VAERS reports of COVID jab injuries, there is still no special ICD for COVID-19 vaccine injury. As Dr. Jessica Rose points out, there are now injuries associated with 14,000 of the 24,289 Preferred Term (PT) MedDRA codes reported to VAERS, yet they still refuse to code one generically for the shot itself.

The problem with politicians (or in this case government medical people) is that they are constantly seeking more control. If we do not put a stop to vaccine tyranny, it will continue. This is one issue the Republicans need to deal with quickly before it advances any further.