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Why Justin Amash is wrong about principles

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Why Justin Amash is wrong about principles

Politics is as ugly as war at times. Our country exhibits much of the same patterns that led up to the civil war. The two sides have completely different and incompatible visions for the United States of America, and civil discord is deteriorating, though we have yet to see another instance of a Senator being beaten with a cane though the Rand Paul attack is comparable. Yet somehow in the midst of all this, Justin Amash believes that “you can persuade opponents to become allies only by living out your principles.” This is plain wrong. Living by principles does not make allies out of opponents, or at least enough allies to make a real difference. Victories turn opponents into allies. Victories come from strategies.

This has been the case since recorded history. Alexander the Great, after the legendary victory at Gaugamela, marched on to Susa. The Persian Satraps in the heart of the Empire changed sides, for they could see the folly of continuing to support King Darius. Alexander accepted their newfound loyalty. Do we not see this in politics? I would even say Conservatives go too far in elevating new allies, most notably Kanye West and Rosanne. We grow the base by defeating our opponents and elevating those willing to switch sides. How can what I am saying sound strange when we see this every two years? It’s called a primary race. If we do not lift up those who have lowered themselves to admit they may have been wrong about things in the past, then they will be less willing to overlook their pride.

Victories win allies, but as said before, victories come through grand strategy. The strategy of the Left is very apparent. Open borders and amnesty. If they can accomplish both, especially amnesty, they will change the electoral demography of our nation. If the Republicans lose Texas, they will never win another presidential election. In this regard, Trump is a master of winning.

Sun Tsu goes to great lengths describing the importance of deception and terrain. The Left has long wanted to make America socialist. Trump revealed this ambition. The cloak is off. With the cloak off, the Democrats are now openly embracing socialist policies, even as Venezuela plummets. Trump is a master of choosing terrain, terrain that is more formidable than it appears. Who would have thought that Trump’s focus on illegal immigration would have succeeded beyond the primary?

Trump is also heavily focusing on socialism. Why? Because he wants the Democrats to defend socialism. If they do, they will look incredibly stupid. The main theme of CPAC 2019 was socialism. Trump even said he wanted the Democrats to campaign on the Green New Deal and Medicare For All. Why? Because, these ideas are less popular then Democrats think. The terrain that the Democrats are choosing is backing them into a corner. Trump is backing them into a corner and drawing a line in the dirt so that those on his side vote for him, and those who hate Trump enough to want socialism are at his opposition. I could go on but I don’t need to rewrite the Art of War with Trump. He’s encouraged the Democrats to fight from a very bad hill to die on.

Principles alone accomplish very little. The southern slave owners stuck to their principles and won few allies. King James IV of Scotland stuck to his principles and invaded England for invading France. It ended horribly. World War 1 was not about freedom but pride. We also have to remember we are dealing with a lot of stupid people. Trump avoids addressing Qanon because he needs the vote of people dumb enough to believe the prophesies of a post on 8chan or that Justice Ginsburg is dead. Generally speaking, stupid people are not won over by principles, rather they follow charisma or whatever the media says, the former Trump has in abundance. So Justin Amash’s statement is incredibly wrong, and that’s only looking at the right.

Stannis Baratheon was the most principled King in Westeros. Nobody likes him. So it’s unlikely he wins the game of thrones. Tywin Lannister is also not well liked, but he’s the best ruler in Game of Thrones, admittedly, a low bar. He instructs the boy King that when an enemy stands against you, cut him down. When he bends the knee, help him up, or else they’ll have no reason to bend the knee. Stannis will never win because he doesn’t understand how to turn former foes into friends while Tywin did.

Conservatives know that there is no bending the knee and that one can never be woke enough to satisfy the insatiable PC culture of the Left. In this war for America’s future, it’s clear that we need to act more like a Tywin Lannister, not a Stannis Baratheon.

 


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Thanks to Trump, Americans still have free speech

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Thanks to Trump Americans still have free speech

In spite of what mainstream media says, Trump’s rejection of the “Christchurch Call” may spare Americans from the Orwellian censorship other Western countries have pledged their allegiance to

Using tragedies to push political agendas is nothing new.

While people are still reeling from some disaster, before they are thinking rationally again is the best time for the shrewd-minded to take advantage of the situation. These cunning individuals cite prevention of another catastrophe in order to pressure those soft hearts – yet to come down from the shock of recent horrific events – into taking rash, impulsive, immediate action.

This is exactly what happened on May 15, when several nations and big tech companies, such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft, signed a pledge written up in response to the Christchurch mosque massacre which was live-streamed by the shooter on Facebook.

The “Christchurch Call To Action,” which can be read in its entirety here, outlined efforts to be taken in order “to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online,” including “strengthening the resilience and inclusiveness of our societies” and encouraging media to “apply ethical standards when depicting terrorist events online.”

Among the countries who signed the call were Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the European Commission, Japan, Senegal, Jordan, India, and Indonesia.

But not America.

President Trump saw through the guise of humanitarianism that the Christchurch Call hid behind and refused to get on board.

In a statement regarding the president’s decision not to sign the Call, the White House claimed,

”We continue to be proactive in our efforts to counter terrorist content online while also continuing to respect freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Further, we maintain that the best tool to defeat terrorist speech is productive speech, and thus we emphasize the importance of promoting credible, alternative narratives as the primary means by which we can defeat terrorist messaging.”

Unsurprisingly, Trump has received a lot of backlash from mainstream media accusing him of being a “white supremacist bigot” contributing to “hate” for not signing the Call, but in reality, Trump was wise to stand against the crowd on this one.

The Christchurch Call is framed as a means for combating terrorism, but the vague terms sprinkled throughout the reactionary document like “inclusiveness” and “ethical standards” leave too much open to interpretation. Such loosely defined words make plenty of room for government censorship of any dissenting opinions on the Internet.

Other western countries are already sliding down the slippery slope towards an Orwellian future.

Just after the Christchurch shooting, New Zealand criminalized the video of the assailant’s livestream and his manifesto. Now, several citizens of New Zealand have been arrested and are facing up to 14 years of imprisonment just for sharing the video.

Some New Zealanders have also reported receiving visits from local police, who asked questions regarding their political views, such as if they liked Trump or not.

In Scotland, a man was fined £800 for making this video in the spirit of comedy:

Several U.K. citizens have been arrested, fined, or had the police visit them for criticizing Islam on social media.

While Americans like Alex Jones have questionably been banned from platforms like Facebook and Youtube, this is the worst it gets in the United States.

In America, government involvement in silencing online political dissidents through arrests and fines is unheard of. In declining to sign the Christchurch Call, Trump made a statement displaying his commitment to preserving his people’s right to voice their opinions, no matter how controversial.

While the Trump administration still stands, America will remain the land of freedom of speech.

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Blue Collar Logic: How the left is acting like a villain who wants to be caught

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Blue Collar Logic How the left is acting like a villain who wants to be caught

There are many ways to look at the unprecedented lurch to the left the Democratic Party has been experiencing over the last couple of years. Some, particularly the radical progressives leading the charge, see it as a natural evolution of ideas as their delicate sensibilities blossom. Establishment Democrats see them as a backlash against losing so inexplicably with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Many Republicans don’t see much of a difference other than a more vocal expression of what they’ve held in their hearts for some time.

The folks over at Blue Collar Logic have a different take. They’re seeing the strange actions and hyper-leftist lurching by the Democrats as a transition into a criminal mindset. Whether consciously or subconsciously, they’re throwing out ideas that make very little sense even when compared to what they’ve said in the past. Like a criminal that wants to be caught, they’re leaving clues that they know what they’re doing and saying is wrong, but they feel compelled to do them anyway.

The clearest example to me is the notion that abortions can and should be a consideration even after an “unwanted” baby is born following a botched abortion. Even in the most evil levels of consciousness, there has to be a sense of wrongdoing in the way they’re describing the events as they can hypothetically happen based on what’s being proposed in some states today, but they continue down this road as if they’re unaffected by logic or compassion. The push for “women’s rights” has so superseded their thinking when it comes to abortion that the most extreme version of abortion must be the one that they embrace.

As we approach the 2020 election season, let’s keep a close eye on the rhetoric and radical policy proposals candidates are throwing out. Just because it’s on record doesn’t mean enough voters will hear them. We need their ideas to stick to them like evidence in a murder case.

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What does San Francisco Mayor London Breed have to hide about Jeff Adachi’s death?

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What does San Francisco Mayor London Breed have to hide about

San Francisco politicians would be in an absolute uproar if the Trump administration ordered the suspension of an unambiguous liberty for the sake of expediency. They would declare a Constitutional crisis was underway and would demand the rights of their citizens be upheld while those who violated them should be held accountable. But when the rights of a citizen are trampled on to benefit their corrupt politicians, they stand by the trampling and pretend like nothing foul is afoot.

Such is the story of journalist Bryan Carmody. His 1st Amendment rights were disregarded so blatantly and so frivolously that it’s obvious there’s a major cover up underway that is protecting very powerful people in the progressive mecca of San Francisco. Following Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s death, a leaked police report was released by Carmody, prompting the San Francisco Police to illegally attempt to force him to reveal his source. He is protected by the Freedom of the Press from divulging his source, but strong-arm techniques reminiscent of the actions of third-world dictators doesn’t seem to be making a dent in the official stories from San Francisco politicians, most notably Mayor London Breed.

San Francisco’s mayor shows the country what a real attack on the free press looks like

Carmody claims he was restrained in handcuffs for nearly six hours as the authorities ransacked his home, seizing “laptops, phones and hard drives — including all the images and documents he had archived from his 29-year career as a reporter and cameraman,” the report adds.

Law enforcement officials have neither denied nor contradicted the freelancer’s version of events. The San Francisco Police Department has not yet returned Carmody’s equipment. The raid, which was approved by two trial court judges, also included agents from the FBI.

And all because Carmody refused to give up a confidential source, as is his right. The mayor sees it differently, though, and she is digging in.

The Mayor took the unconstitutional route from the start and hasn’t looked back.

“San Francisco Police Department is in the process of conducting an investigation into how confidential information was released within the Department. As part of this investigation, the Department went through the appropriate legal process to request a search warrant, which was approved by two judges,” her office said in a statement last week.

Even now, as the pressure mounts from news outlets across the country for the far-left political machine of San Francisco to denounce the attack on the press, one that is so much more direct and heinous than anything President Trump has done, they continue to focus on the legality of the search warrants (even though they clearly were not legal by any stretch of the imagination) and the imperative of finding out who leaked the memos, something that no average San Francisco resident could ever actually care about if they’re being honest.

Instead of defending the Constitution and the rights of their citizens, they’re redirecting.

Their unabashed willingness to continue forward despite all the bad press they’re getting can easily lead someone to one conclusion: There’s something really bad surrounding Adechi’s death that has San Francisco Democrats terrified. There’s a cover up happening right before our eyes, one that has politicians, police, and judges involved and unwavering in their willingness to discard the 1st Amendment altogether.

Whatever has London Breed and her cronies spooked about Adechi’s death, it has to be huge. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be pressing so adamantly against the Constitution of the United States in the broad daylight of public condemnation.

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