What the Fitness Community Says About the Attitude of America

The human spirit is a very powerful thing. It’s what drives us day to day to continue in the struggle of life. We wake up, we go to work, we do our jobs until it’s time to go home, we go home, we do what we want until it’s time to go to sleep, we go to sleep, and then we do it all over again. Life can get extremely monotonous and seem like a never-ending endeavor. We are told that in order to truly be successful in the world, on top of all of this, we need to be able to develop an attitude of joy in the struggle. We need to embrace the struggle like it’s what we wanted to begin with, and by doing this, we will eventually get to where we want to be in life. The old virtue that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve it still rings true today.

However, there’s an ever-growing part of America that has become stagnant in life and even content with being so. People choosing not to be more than they are currently is one thing, but people refusing to improve themselves because they’ve already been convinced that they cannot be better than they are now is another. These are the people that concern us today. In the social media community, there are a lot of people who are content with being unfit or even obese, for example and post about body positivity and fat acceptance. Again, choosing not to be better is one thing, but choosing not to change because you’ve been convinced that you cannot is another.

What is particularly interesting is that this part of the community has actually created made-up movements that have the goal of convincing other people who are similar to them that they don’t have to put in the work to become skinnier or fit to solve future health problems. Obesity, as a result, is one of the actual health problems that are being celebrated as part of “acceptance culture.” Instead of solving problems associated with your weight or your status in life, they argue, you ought to focus on shaming those who are fit, have a higher status than you, or anything else. They have privilege, and thus they have what they have. You are simply the victim of a system that has wronged you. This is the argument of apologists who belong in the fat-acceptance cult or contribute to “acceptance culture.” But these arguments are simply the sad cry of people who know they need to fix their health problems and social problems but would prefer not to because they’re lazy, and so to make themselves feel better, they try to convince as many people as possible to also be lazy so they don’t feel bad about not taking care of their business.

This is an example of the diminishing attitude of the American spirit. People have become content with where they are in life rather than always trying to be better for themselves, their families, and their community. What ends up happening on a large scale is that business growth stagnates, wages stagnate, investment spending stagnates, and so on. America becomes a stand-still nation, letting the rest of the world catch up or surpass us because they don’t share the same kind of victim culture that we share.

The attitude of other nations is that every generation has the opportunity to surpass the United States as a world economic power, while the attitude here is increasingly pessimistic. An example would be that my father went to his state’s Secretary of State office to form a new company. When he got there, he noticed something bizarre about who else was in the office that he had to share with my family. The people working at the office were all native-born Americans, obviously. The bizarre part was that the people there to fill out paperwork for new businesses were all foreigners. There were two Asian women, a Middle-Easterner, and a European. He could tell they were foreigners and that English was their second language because he listened to them talk to the attendant about the best way to fill out their paperwork, and they all had thick accents and could not speak the language very well. This is in no way a knock on foreigners coming here to start businesses, but rather a lesson on just how good we have it in the U.S., and that the rest of the world has taken notice to the vast amounts of opportunity that exists in our country that everyday Americans overlook and accept stagnation and adequacy.

There are a lot of people here in the United States that have been convinced by others that success is for some people and not for others; that fitness is for some people and not for others. This is a lie that completely undermines the entire reason for the existence of the U.S.A. Our country is a beacon to the rest of the world that you can be anything you set your mind to, and others around the world are taking notice. In order to keep the American spirit growing, we need to convince Americans that they are only the victims of their own decisions, and that America is a great country with large amounts of opportunity and prosperity. This is the mission of future generations in this country, and once we fulfill our mission of American exceptionalism, we will have solved a problem that has plagued this country since at least the 1960s.

Why the Supreme Court was Half Right on the Vaccine Ruling

One of the biggest weapons we have to fight the coronavirus, we’ve been told, is the various vaccines that pharmaceutical companies created in late 2020. At the time, the left was vehemently against the vaccines, citing that someone they didn’t like was in the Oval Office, so anything done by this person had to be terrible as well. But now, the various vaccines are being treated as if they are the nectar of the gods, and you have to be stupid not to get a COVID-19 vaccine offered by any of these large companies. In fact, the Biden administration so badly wanted the American people to know how great these vaccines were that they signed executive orders to force the people to get them.

This mandate was obviously challenged by many companies and AG’s around the country, and eventually, the mandate made its way to the Supreme Court, where our nine overlords in robes heard arguments for and against the constitutionality of the vaccine mandates. In the end, the mandate for workers who work for companies with 100 or more employees was shot down, while the mandate for healthcare workers was upheld, because it’s absurd to believe that healthcare workers have the same constitutional rights as ordinary citizens.

Here we get to the problem of the majority opinion on the vaccine mandates that exposes the lie of the Supreme Court that has been told since Marbury v. Madison in the late 1700s. The Supreme Court’s ruling was a problem because the nine most powerful judicial professionals in the world just established that some people are more equal than others based simply on their occupation. The Supreme Court has regressed from earlier stances of, say, Brown v. Board of Education (where they upheld the idea of equality of education for everyone), and has now essentially said, “well, since healthcare workers are working closely with sick patients, they can’t have the same constitutional right of choice that other Americans have.

The Supreme Court has set a dangerous precedent for the future because of the nature of their unequal ruling. They have ignored the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and instead ruled in favor of the culture, who said “well, maybe you don’t need a vaccine in the normal world, but you definitely should be forced to get it if you work in healthcare because we can’t afford for all of those “COVID patients” to get COVID from a healthcare worker. This is, of course, the pinnacle of illogical reasoning, but the Supreme Court of the United States, the body that is supposed to be composed of the smartest legal minds in all of the land, have bought into the arguments of the left.

The Supreme Court was never meant to legislate from the bench; that is the legislature’s job. What the Supreme Court does is hear cases to determine if certain policies are Constitutional or not, as is what is taught to us in high school. However, even this understanding of the Supreme Court allows them to legislate from the bench because they can just determine certain acts unconstitutional, especially if it benefits their political party.

The Supreme Court was never even meant to hear constitutionality; they are simply the highest appeals court for a criminal trial. Nevertheless, a majority of Americans view the SCOTUS in an aforementioned way, as if the members of the body are robots who have no personal or political leanings whatsoever. If this were the case, all nine members would obviously vote the exact same way on every case. This wasn’t even the case in the vaccine mandate case, in which the mandates were clearly unconstitutional and violated the ninth and tenth amendments of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court, in conclusion, dropped the ball on this case. They were half right, striking down one unconstitutional ruling and upholding another as if the Constitution ceases to exist in the face of a pandemic. The Supreme Court is extremely polarized, as it has been since the case that gave the Supreme Court its unconstitutional power, Marbury v. Madison. And as long as people continue to accept that teh Supreme Court’s opinion is the only one that matters and they are the highest constitutional experts in the land, the United States will continue its slow but certain descent into constitutional crises.

COVID and Control: How the Government’s Response to COVID was Never About Stopping COVID

‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’

There is no doubt that the coronavirus has influenced the lives of millions of Americans. We are getting ready to celebrate the second year of “15 days to slow the spread,” and not an end is in sight for the world response to COVID-19. The lockdowns, vaccine mandates, required masking, disruptions in the labor force, etc. don’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. In fact, the changes that have occurred during the global pandemic seem to be the new rules of society, as people treat all sickness like COVID-19. Even those who come down with the flu can be seen walking around with a surgical mask on as society continues under the mass psychosis of our leadership, pretending that they help prevent disease despite any scientific data.

Our leadership doesn’t seem to care too much that the U.S. economy is failing, inflation is out of control, or that the pandemic that they’ve been so engrossed in is out of control. No, after all of the failures out of the Biden administration, we’re still being told to wear our mask, get triple- or quadruple-vaccinated, and maybe one day we’ll get back to normal. If only we follow government guidelines, they say, all while they enjoy mask-less vacations in Florida and beautiful summer baseball games. Meanwhile, you can’t have a funeral for your deceased grandmother because you might get a cough.

Yes, these are the rules that we now live under, but for some states, federal guidelines are not going to hold them back. States like Florida and Texas have battled the Biden administration on virtually every federal COVID-19 policy. The Biden administration hasn’t been too kind to the fact that their policies are being thwarted by some Republican governors, as many life-saving drugs and therapies for the coronavirus were being halted by the federal government, yet another demonstration that this pandemic is strictly political.

This is the new world order. “Do as we say and you may get your freedom back,” our leaders said. The only problem with this line is that they’ve been saying this for the last 21 months, all while infections have skyrocketed and deaths have not stopped. But the response was never about COVID-19; it was always about an easy way to take control.

It’s easy for us to see that our leaders don’t care about masking or “slowing the spread;” they have all been caught not wearing masks, often in large gatherings. Dr. Fauci himself has been caught several times defying his own rules, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, but it should tell us that they don’t take this virus seriously. And why should they? The data suggests that you stand a roughly 99.8% chance of surviving if you get COVID, and the median age of people who have died of COVID is above the current life expectancy in the United States. But more than that, why obey your own rules when you have an entire sect of the population doing whatever you tell them to do and shaming everyone who questions you?

The response to COVID-19 has never been about “flattening the curve” or “slowing the spread.” It has always been about control. Dr. Fauci is an unelected bureaucrat who is essentially the most powerful person in the world, more powerful than the president of the United States. The old maxim “absolute power corrupts absolutely” rings true in this day and age, and more and more people are beginning to wake up and realize these simple truths. In the era of COVID, we need to stand up and speak truth to power, begin realizing that our government cannot tell us what to do, and that control will always be in the hands of the citizens of the United States, just as our founding fathers intended.

The New World Order and the Hypocrisy of Our Leaders

‘We Must Not Let Ourselves Be Controlled By Fear’

COVID-19 has been a concern in the United States for almost two years now. On March 13 of last year, President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the severity of the disease, and his administration dedicated billions of dollars in federal aid to help fight the coronavirus. We were told that the way to defeat the pandemic is to flatten the bell curve associated with coronavirus infections. The Trump administration declared “Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread,” in which Americans were told to stay home, shut down their businesses, and isolate themselves in order to defeat the ongoing pandemic.

Americans lived like this for well over fifteen days, with some of the most severe restrictions put in place in liberal states like California and New York, where people’s lives were ruined by power-hungry politicians. Businesses were kept shut down, people were not allowed outside, and when outside activity was finally permitted, you had to wear a mask and social distance. Business owners were telling their employees that they could no longer pay them, families were going hungry because they couldn’t work, but our public health officials assured us that they were acting in our best interest. And why wouldn’t they? Health workers were allowed to continue working, meaning they could feed their families and live like nothing was wrong. The only thing required from them was to tell business owners that they had to shut down.

We see how crooked this system was by the salary of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government official responsible for advising both President Trump and Biden on COVID-19 response. In 2019, Dr. Fauci made over $417,000, even more than the president. In 2020, Fauci made over $434,000, an increase in pay during what many consider the hardest year of their lives. In 2021, Fauci most likely received a pay raise for not only being President Biden’s personal medical advisor, but also for his tireless work informing the mainstream media about which COVID variant came out that week or explaining to the American people (without any factual evidence, obviously) why Thanksgiving and Christmas are canceled.

Many people going through this pandemic are wondering, “when is this going to end? When are we going to defeat COVID-19 for good?” The answer is very simple: never.

The truth is that we will never be completely rid of COVID-19, just as we will never be rid of the influenza virus, just as we will never be rid of the common cold. The truth is that the coronavirus is here to stay, unfortunately.

However, that does not mean that the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. Did you notice how the media’s narrative changed between 2020 and 2021 from “COVID-19 deaths” to “COVID-19 infections?” In 2021, we have switched gears from deaths to infections as we fight against multiple variants, each apparently more deadly than the last. There are several reasons why the media has done this: number one is the fact that more people have died from COVID-19 under Biden than under Trump, despite the widespread availability of vaccines, vaccine mandates, and continued assurance from the Biden administration that he would get this virus under control. Number two is keeping their base completely afraid of the coronavirus, because this is the only way that the administration can continue to use the pandemic as an excuse to control people’s lives. While more people have “died” from COVID-19 in 2021 than 2020 (in quotations because we’re supposed to believe that COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of people, but influenza, a virus that has existed basically since the dawn of man and consistently kills tens of thousands of people every year, experienced a 97% drop in deaths in 2020), infections are more appealing because more people can get infected than can die. This way, left-wing networks can control their base by fear-mongering, an accusation usually made against Republicans. The media also alienates southern states that ignore public policy and refuse to lock down, despite actually experiencing very low infection and death rates.

This is where the new world order comes into play. The left, and even some on the right, have made it clear that their fear can be used against them, and so our leaders have done just that. The pandemic will never be over because those who are afraid will continue to comply, as long as those in power guarantee their safety. This is true even while those same leaders consistently defy their own orders on a regular basis. Dr. Fauci, for instance, has been seen many times without a mask on in public. Jill Biden appears on television without a mask on all the time, and the president appears to have forgotten that there is a pandemic at all. All of this being true, leftists continue to be afraid, even as their leaders are not.

What we are seeing around the world is what could become of America is we continue to believe that COVID-19 is the next black plague. The fact is that COVID-19 has a very low mortality rate, and an even lower rate amongst those who are healthy. The totalitarian states of Germany, Australia, France, and other countries is what happens when the government is allowed to control the people with fear, and we must not let that happen here.

What Has the Coronavirus Done to the World, and How Should We Respond?

‘We can’t sit back and watch this happen’

The world has been put on hold to protect itself from the “deadly” COVID-19 disease and the corresponding coronavirus. From the very beginning of the pandemic back in January, the entire world, not just the United States, has had to take precautions to flatten the curve. This meant to not necessarily stop infections and deaths, but to slow them down. This plan began with the president’s “15 days to slow the spread,” and soon morphed into something that it was never supposed to become because of the unrealistic goals of those thirsty for power.

“Flatten the curve” became “get rid of the curve,” as Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC became dictators in America, determining what was permissible and what wasn’t based on the fact that the coronavirus still existed in the world. Even in states that had very low susceptibility to the coronavirus, such as Oklahoma and South Dakota, Fauci’s orders stayed the same. It was a uniform policy for the entirety of the United States, and for states such as Michigan, whose governors and leadership had become invigorated by a new sense of power due to the pandemic, millions of people lost their jobs, lost their homes, and many lost their lives, but not due to the coronavirus; a more likely scenario is that they took their own life as their livelihood was being taken from them right before their eyes.

However, the human spirit lives on. In the state of Michigan, thousands upon thousands of protestors took to the streets of the capitol to demand that the state reopen. Michigan’s governor, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, was the target of these protests, as the citizens who took up arms and headed towards the capitol called for her prosecution for ruining the state of Michigan, killing thousands of elderlies by placing COVID-19 patients in nursing homes, and taking advantage of a pandemic to play dictator.

What the coronavirus has taught us is to be a lot more sanitary, take care of our bodies to the fullest extent, and most importantly, beware of those thirsty for power over you. The coronavirus has taught the American people that the Democratic party, and some on the Republican side, yearn for power over the rest of the population. They crave to be in charge, to make decisions for you, and keep your support by telling you that they are doing what they are doing to protect you. The truth is much more sinister, and we saw it with characters such as Dr. Fauci, Gretchen Whitmer, WHO director Dr. Tedros Adhanom, and others. Their hearts are empty, and they must fill that void with power.

There are several policies that have been talked about and enforced during this pandemic, such as the mask policy, social distancing, and the possibility of removing the cultural norm of shaking hands to stop the spread of the coronavirus. All three of these policies threaten the American way of life.

How? Because in the United States of America, our culture’s foundation is liberty, especially the liberty to exercise free will. We could institute a mandatory mask policy in the United States, but you would be infringing on other people’s liberty. You would be making a decision for them that they have the right, as humans, to make for themselves. There would be outcry, and there would be outright disregard for this ridiculous mandate. We’re seeing it play out in many states, including Oklahoma, Texas, and others. This especially helps when there’s a movement to defund the police, as now police departments are unwilling to enforce your laws for you, which poses a threat to your dictatorship. Social distancing is just like wearing a mask, as it’s a mandate made by the government that you have to agree to. There would be no problem if the government didn’t make social distancing mandatory; it’s considered rude to stand too close to anyone in a line anyway. But the fact that there are people who wanted to mandate this policy and force everyone to abide by their rules made the American people want to rebel.

Trying to get rid of the handshake is a ludicrous idea, but the point was never to enforce it; the point was to scare people into thinking the coronavirus is something that it isn’t. The coronavirus is not as deadly as those in power are saying it is. Even as the death rate gets lower and lower, those in power are portraying it to be the next black plague if we’re not careful. All the while, they ignore the fact that the World Health Organization, Dr. Fauci, and the communist government of China did not say anything about the coronavirus until two months after it most likely entered the U.S. and other parts of the world. These are not the people who have your best interests at heart; they are downright evil people who feel the need to fill their hearts with power over their fellow Americans. Just look at the history of the WHO director and the actions of Gretchen Whitmer and Andrew Cuomo, who are responsible for thousands of deaths in their own states. The coronavirus has shown us who the real enemy is in this world, and it’s not COVID-19. Dictators still exist, and more often than not, they are hidden behind the shield of party politics.

So how should we respond? How should the liberty-loving American take back their country from the likes of those descended from the very ideals we fought to rid ourselves of? We ought to keep and bear arms, to protect ourselves and our families first and foremost. Next, we ought to protect our fellow man; they will try to squash any rebellion against them. Any threat to their power, they will crush; Whitmer did that to the protestors at the state capitol. We ought to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and band together against the evil in this world. This nation is different because it was born of an idea, and that idea was that man was given by God the right to life, liberty, and property, and that these rights are inalienable, and are self-evident in every person. As Patrick Henry once said, “give me liberty, or give me death!”

Sending in the Troops; Executive Power to Use the Military Domestically

‘The president has the right to enforce federal law’

The Chicago mayor has said that the president cannot send in federal troops into her city, and in doing so will result in a lawsuit of the Trump administration. Meanwhile, there have been dozens of shootings in Chicago over the past few days, and countless dead or critically wounded from these shootings. In fact, Chicago has had almost 50% more shootings than they did this time last year. That’s a crazy number, and what’s even crazier are the BLM protests that continue to destroy her city and terrorize her home.

Needless to say, the president signed an executive order to send in federal troops to Chicago to help stabilize the situation before it gets worse, meaning that he faces attacks from the left as well as the Chicago mayor for his “stubbornness.” However, this is no different than any other decision he makes and frankly, the mayors and even governors can’t do anything about it.

President Trump is not doing anything different than previous Republicans when they sent in federal troops to enforce the law in hostile territories. For example, President Eisenhower sent in federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to desegregate the schools. This event was a little different because the mayor of Little Rock had requested assistance to protect the nine school children, but the principle is the same.

Even if the mayor had not requested help, Eisenhower still had the right to send in federal troops to enforce the law. And this makes sense, because if people’s lives, liberties, and properties are at stake, and local leaders refuse to protect their own citizens, the federal government, per the Constitution, has the power to enforce the law themselves.

This chain of events is something we haven’t seen since the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. The fact that mayors and governors are bending to the will of the mob, whose demands are clearly out of reach and whose mentality is to burn the country down if they don’t get what they want, is repulsive to the core. The truth of the matter is that the citizens of Chicago are crying, burning, and being shot, and the mayor does not care at all. She refuses to apprehend the members of the mob who are destroying her city, and she threatens the Commander-in-Chief with legalities if he sends federal law enforcement to help her own city. These are truly crazy times.

The message to the Chicago mayor should be, “stop making everything about politics and save your city! Your citizens are crying in the streets, being shot at a higher rate than last year, and literally burning inside their own buildings, and you want to make this about politics? This is about the health of the people who elected you.”

Of course, she knows that this is what people across the country are thinking, but she doesn’t care. All she can think about is her hatred for the president and his administration. If she does this, she can just blame the Trump administration for any further deaths in Chicago.

How do these people sleep at night, knowing that people are dead because they didn’t take action to protect those who voted for them?

Why Police? A Brief Explanation of Why Laws are So Important, and Why They Must Be Enforced

‘We are a country of freedom because we are a country of laws’

The United States has always been a country of freedom and liberty, and because of these two things, we have been prosperous. In fact, we are, have, and will always be the most prosperous nation in the world if we continue to be a beacon of freedom and liberty for everyone else to model. America is a nation founded by revolutionaries who molded their new nation by the values expressed in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. America was founded as a nation of rights and freedoms, and will always stand for these.

However, among these rights and freedoms, the founders knew that there must be restrictions for what citizens and the federal government can do. These are otherwise known as laws, which legally bound the people of the United States from becoming anarchists; the founders knew that this had to be a nation of laws as well. These initial laws, however, were not for the citizens, but rather the federal government, for tyrannical governments were feared first and foremost. The founders needed a government; not one unlimited in power, but one that was a necessary evil, bound by the chains of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights gave citizens many rights that protected them against an overarching government, including the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly, and most importantly, the freedom to bear arms. However, the founders obviously knew that their nation had to be a nation of laws. For example, you could not murder, you could not steal, you could not bear false witness, etc. You may notice that the laws listed here are similar to the laws of the Bible and the Ten Commandments. That is because America was founded by people whose morals were of the upmost importance to them, and their morals consisted of those taught to them in church and written in their hearts by God. America was to be a nation of Judeo-Christian laws, and to those who rejected the morals of these religions, the laws of the United States would make no sense. This is not to say that those who rejected the religions could not live in the country, but those who did not live by a code of civility and respect could not possibly live beside those who did.

In our current age, we are being asked one of the most important questions of our lifetimes: “in a country built to protect individual liberty, why do we need laws, and why do we need law enforcement officials to hold law-breakers accountable?”

The answer is simple, but we will delve deeper into the answer. The answer is that we are a country of individual liberty because we are a nation of laws. In other words, liberties are practiced because others do not have the right to infringe on them. Someone cannot deprive you of free speech, they cannot come and take your guns away, and they cannot search your house and take your property. In fact, even law enforcement cannot infringe on your rights, and can be legally held for doing so; that’s how serious our country was in protecting the rights of citizens.

The longer answer to why we need laws is a little bit wordier. Laws are simply a way to protect an individual’s rights, and the larger threat to the individual is not another individual; it is the government. This is because the government is more likely to violate someone’s rights than another citizen is. Logically, rights are a zero-sum game; the more rights you have, the less rights the government has, and vice-versa. Laws were also another way that the founders could further chain the government from overstepping its bounds. However, it was the responsibility of the citizens to hold it accountable. The failure to do so would have given the government more power to become tyrannical, and that is what we have seen develop up to this point.

This sort of answers the question of why we need law enforcement. Law enforcement in this nation consists of the DOJ, the FBI, the Secret Service, the FOP, state and local law enforcement and justice departments, security guards, etc.  The jobs of these institutions and people is to enforce the law, otherwise known as safeguarding the rights of their fellow citizens. When law enforcement does not do its job, it has become not only useless, but a threat to the society that it swore to protect. Therefore, the citizens should rise up against feeble law enforcement just as it should an oppressive government or criminal counterpart.

We have people in this nation calling for the abolition of the police departments and law enforcement in general. Not just theirs, but everyone’s. They are doing this because they believe that law enforcement has not done its job; it has instead abused its power and “oppressed” the minority population because they know that they can do nothing about it.

With any accusation, we must meet it with our side of the story as well as see our accuser. In this case, we’ve just gone over the accusation of police brutality and systemic racism. Our accuser is the Democratic party. With these facts being known, we must present facts for our side to prove that the claims of the Democrats and the left are simply untrue. For example, we must assert the other side that blacks, contrary to popular belief, committed 48% of the known murder in 2018, and 82% of that murder was interracial, according to the FBI Crime Statistics. These facts are good to know because it shows that police officers have to be more cautious when brought into black neighborhoods or communities with high numbers of blacks, like Chicago or Detroit, than white neighborhoods or communities. Blacks also commit a majority of the crime in the United States, according to the FBI, while only making up 13% of the population. This year is only halfway over, and already New York City has beaten the number of murders in their city from last year, but this hasn’t stopped the left and mayor DeBlasio from crying out against the police.

These are the facts that need to be said to the opposition, and this is why law enforcement is so important. We all should have skepticisms of law enforcement and the law in general; there are bad people everywhere, including our government. But what happened in Minneapolis in respect to George Floyd was completely misrepresented by the mainstream media; there is still no evidence that it was a racist act, and everyone who watched that video was obviously disgusted at what happened. Everyone agreed that the law had been broken by a law enforcement official, and we all rose up against him; but we are a country of laws, and are therefore a country of freedom, and we will not let our freedoms be taken away and let our law enforcement officials be dragged through the mud because of a radical decree based on feelings and victim culture; we know the truth, and we should preach.

OPINION: Sondland’s Testimony Was Explosive… For Republicans

Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill about President Trump’s alleged ‘quid pro quo’ with the newly-elected Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky; his testimony was considered explosive by the Democrats and the mainstream media because Sondland characterized the exchange between presidents in his opening statement. However, the media ignored the rest of his testimony after that point.

Ambassador Gordon Sondland is the current U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine. A Trump appointee, he gave a lot of money to the president’s campaign and arguably bought his way into the administration. On Wednesday, Sondland took part in the House impeachment inquiry by bringing his insider information to the table, saying in his opening statement that the president had been involved in a quid pro quo agreement with President Zelensky:

“was there a quid pro quo?… the answer regarding the White House call is yes,” Sondland said in his opening statement.

The mainstream media took this statement as the only thing from Sondland’s testimony that mattered, as many networks rejoiced and even said that Sondland’s testimony proves that every fantasy about Trump’s corruption is “true.”

But that wasn’t the entire testimony. This was just the opening statement, which was likely written by Sondland’s four Democratic lawyers who are all party donors. But the point here is that Sondland had a lot to answer for after that testimony, and Republicans and Democrats alike began questioning him.

To start, Republican Jim Jordan questioned Sondland on the notion that the quid pro quo happened as the ambassador said it did in his opening statement.

“When did it happen?” Jordan asked.

“When did what happen?” Sondland replied.

“The announcement,” Jordan said. “When did President Zelensky announce that the investigation was going to happen?”

“It never did,” Sondland replied.”

“They got the meeting, not in the White House, but in New York City,” Jordan continued. “When did the meeting happen again?”

“It never did,” Sondland said.

“Do you know who was in the meeting?” Jordan went on.

“In what meeting?” Sondland asked.

“The meeting that never happened,” Jordan replied. “Do you know who was in that meeting?”

Sondland began to laugh, and facetiously said “the people who weren’t there.”

This first example of questioning by representative Jordan proves several things: 1) it proves that there was not a quid pro quo, or a ‘this for that,’ because the Ukrainian president never announced that he was going to reopen the investigation, and 2) that everyone was not in “the loop” about the quid pro quo, as assured by Sondland in his opening statement, because there was no meeting between White House staff and the president and the Ukrainian officials with President Zelensky. Having to go off script and answer questions under oath, Sondland began to admit the things that Republicans have known all along: that the quid pro quo never existed in the first place.

But that’s not all. Republican Mike Turner got a turn at Sondland, in which he attacked his presumptions of what happened by comparing them to what actually happened, saying that Sondland’s testimony was made up.

“No one on this planet told you that president Trump was tying aid to investigations, yes or no?” Turner asked Sondland.

“Yes,” Sondland replied.

“So you really have no testimony today that ties President Trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations?” Turner went on.

“Other than my own presumption,” Sondland said.

“Which is nothing,” Turner said.

This exchange between representative Turner and ambassador Sondland was significant because Sondland had no external evidence other than his own presumption that the president was tying aid to investigations into the Bidens and Burisma. This means that Sondland hadn’t heard from anyone about these investigations, hadn’t witnessed anything, and ultimately saw the whole exchange play out in the opposite way than what he presumed would happen; Ukraine got the aid, and no investigations were played out.

This was just another episode of Democratic ignorance. Even though Sondland declared that there was a quid pro quo in his opening statement with regards to the White House call on July 25th, his answers to congressional questioning were not consistent with what he opened the day’s inquiry with.

What does this mean for Sondland? This most probably means that Sondland lied in his opening statement. We all were listening when he said that there was a quid pro quo with regards to the White House call, but when questioned about his statements afterward, he said that there was no quid pro quo because there was no linkage between aid and investigations of the Bidens. Also, a quid pro quo could not have happened because there were no investigations launched into the Biden family, and Ukraine ended up getting the aid anyway. From this standpoint, Sondland, just like all other “witnesses” so far, have not proved a crime against the president. From the evidence that has been uncovered, it doesn’t seem like any witness can prove Trump’s guilt.

Trump ‘Does Not Want to Be Impeached,’ according to CNN’s Jim Acosta

‘Bombshell story’

Breakthrough journalism is happening at CNN, where the senior White House correspondent broke a bombshell story about the president Wednesday: he “does not want to be impeached.”

CNN’s Jim Acosta went on the air Wednesday morning to break this story, saying that he learned this from a source close to the president.

“I talked to a source close to the White House last night, someone who regularly talks to the president who says, you know what, he does not want to be impeached,” Acosta said. “He does not like the idea of impeachment, [and] has been worried about this since last December. And that this has been on his mind for some time.”

Acosta’s comments come after President Trump’s conversation with the newly elected Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, which involved the president asking Ukraine to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son and his involvement in Ukrainian oil finances.

This was the basis for media outrage a few days ago, as they framed the president’s conversation to mean the freeze of foreign aid to Ukraine he initiated a week earlier was done to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden’s involvement in their country.

“This source looked at what happened yesterday where, all of the sudden, we are going to see the transcript,” Acosta said. “And all of the sudden, we are going to get the whistle-blower complaint. Supposedly. We’ll find out in what form and so on. That is being viewed as signs that the president is concerned about this.”

Jim Acosta explaining his bombshell discovery | Courtesy of The Daily Caller

Gun Owners Need to See This

‘Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15’

The Beto O’Rourke presidential campaign continues, and as part of it, O’Rourke went on CNN Wednesday night and told Chris Cuomo that he is in favor of gun confiscation.

If you’ve been watching or hearing about the Democratic debates, you probably know about Beto O’Rourke’s plan to seize millions of firearms around the country. He hasn’t been quiet about his ideas either; just watch this clip from CNN, courtesy of Trump War Room.

O’Rourke’s language has struck a nerve with both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

“I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke,” Schumer said of the presidential candidate’s remarks.

Schumer did, however, seem to show his curiosity of O’Rourke’s plan, saying that even while no Democrat agreed with him, it’s no excuse to “not go forward [with it].”