This is Why Criminals Go Free in America

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This is Why Criminals Go Free in America

Let me share with you a story of two arrests: Kyle Rittenhouse and Timothy Simpkins.

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse shot three criminals in self-defense. Bail was set at $2 million dollars and he was released months later after raising bail money from public donations.

Timothy Simpkins

Timothy Simpkins brings a gun to school, shoots 4 people, including a teacher. His bail is set at $75 thousand dollars and he is released in less than 24 hours.

Both cases are still in play so it may be unfair to comment until the court cases are completed. However, at first glance, it seems that Rittenhouse was treated unfairly and that Simpkins was given more mercy than he deserved. Why is this the case? If this were an aberration of some sort, I would consider it an unfortunate chain of events. But it is not. There are numerous incidents of the legal system championing criminals over public safety. Here are just a few headlines…

And more often than not, these incidents happen in Democrat run cities.

The reason behind this, I think, is the adoption of Critical Legal Studies (also known as “Critical Legal Theory”) by the left. Like its insidious cousin – Critical Race Theory, Critical Legal Theory divides groups into the oppressed and the oppressors. Here is an explanation of Critical Legal Studies from Cornell Law School.

Critical legal studies (CLS) is a theory which states that the law is necessarily intertwined with social issues, particularly stating that the law has inherent social biases. Proponents of CLS believe that the law supports the interests of those who create the law. As such, CLS states that the law supports a power dynamic which favors the historically privileged and disadvantages the historically underprivileged. CLS finds that the wealthy and the powerful use the law as an instrument for oppression in order to maintain their place in hierarchy. Many in the CLS movement want to overturn the hierarchical structures of modern society and they focus on the law as a tool in achieving this goal.

Mind if I paraphrase the crux of Critical Legal Studies? Laws are not absolute but subjective with social justice deserving the highest consideration. For example, burning down and looting a shopping mall is illegal. However, burning down and looting a shopping mall in protest of the killing of George Floyd is excusable under the dictates of critical legal studies. A white person should go to jail for shooting someone, even in self-defense. However, a black person killing multiple innocents should receive mercy because as a descendant of slaves, he is oppressed.

Does it make sense? I don’t think so.

Is it fair? Certainly not.

Will it continue? Most definitely.

Keele University teaches Critical Legal Studies and at least one of their students is enamored with the curriculum. When asked to explain why he loved Critical Legal Studies he said…

“…it allows you to think about law not just as an abstract system of rules or rationalities or ideas but actually lets you think about laws as a system of values, attitudes, emotions, feelings, cultures,politics, interests and so on…”

Get it? If you break the law, there is no set penalty. You must take feelings and politics into consideration, cultures and attitudes as well. Sigh.

If I am ever in a situation where I have to call the police for assistance, I do not want the police to pause. I do not want them to think about my possible attitudes, emotions, feelings, cultures or politics. I want them to come and uphold the law and to do so equally, not equitably. The law should apply to everyone the same way; no matter what. Did I read that somewhere…? Yes, I did. Its in the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Critical Legal Studies (CLS) are diametrically opposed to the US Constitution. CLS is influenced by the teachings of Karl Marx. Karl Marx believed that the elite’s very existence is due to the oppression of the masses and for that reason, the world’s systems and symbols should be torn down so all can be equal. In fact, the destruction of the US Constitution would be justified in the view of CLS. No wonder the left embraces it so warmly.


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Why worry about debt when you can just print more money?

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Why worry about debt when you can just print more money?

I have written about the debt ceiling a number of times. In case you are curious, click here or click here or click here. The debt ceiling debate essentially was this: Democrats said, “we need to raise the federal debt ceiling do we don’t default on our bills” whereas Republicans said “no, we’re in enough debt, do it without us.”

Push came to shove and as they so often do, the Republicans caved and the Democrats laughed at them for giving in. Come December 3rd, the battle will begin again when the current deal between Democrats and Republicans runs out. Here is a quote from Axios

While Congress has pushed off the debt limit issue for now, the fight over a final resolution will be even uglier come December — when lawmakers need to address the problem once again.

The $480 billion increase will allow the government to avoid a default at least until Dec. 3.

By then, the two parties will likely be in the same spot they were just a week ago: Republicans obstructing Democrats’ efforts to lift the ceiling, and Democrats insisting they won’t extend it unilaterally via the budget reconciliation process.

Meanwhile, Congress will also face a series of other deadlines in December — including funding the government, annual defense spending, President Biden’s infrastructure package and Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion social spending package, among other legislative priorities.

What is it that makes Democrats think that money is infinite and debt does not matter? Actually, I know. Its called – Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

I don’t know all the ins and outs of it but essentially MMT says don’t worry about debt because you can always print more money. The only concern with MMT is inflation which can break out if the public and private sectors spend too much at the same time. As long as there are enough workers and equipment available (and again, if inflation is not triggered) the government can spend, spend, spend without any real consequences. This 1-Minute video does a better job explaining MMT and gives more detail.

MMT is a popular THEORY that many Democrats have embraced with open arms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for example, has a deep appreciation for it. That being said, there are many arguments debunking MMT. Here are just a few of them:

Hmm… Can you guess what would happen if you ran your household according to Modern Monetary Theory? Pretty much a disaster would happen; just as it would for me. As I shuddered over the very thought of that, Subscriber Cindy sends me a joke that has been circulating the internet since Obama was in office. It was well-timed. I did not write it but I wish I had because it has a sort of folksy wisdom to it. Here it is…

Lesson # 1:

  • U.S. Tax Revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
  • Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000
  • New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000
  • National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000
  • Recent Budget cuts: 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

  • Annual family income: $21,700
  • Money the family spent: $38,200
  • New debt on the credit card: $16,500
  • Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
  • Total budget cuts so far: $385

Got it?…. OK now…

Lesson # 2

Here’s another way of looking at the Debt Ceiling:

Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood… and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceiling. What do you think you should do?

Raise the ceiling or remove the sh*t?

Okay everyone, here is some homework for you. Send that joke to every politician you know, by or before December 3rd, when the budget talks begin again.


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Nine Reasons to Fear For The Future of America

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What if this happened during the Christmas holiday season?

Southwest said they cancelled flights due to the weather and not due to pilots protesting vaccine mandates. Other airlines flying to the same location did not cancel their flights. Hmm… I am skeptical of Southwest Airlines’ explanation.

Gas prices are skyrocketing… worldwide!

This from CNN Business

The cost of energy was dirt cheap in the spring of 2020 as roads and airports sat nearly empty during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Energy demand is back today as the world economy reopens — but supply simply hasn’t kept up. That’s why US oil prices have skyrocketed $120 since crashing to negative $40 a barrel in April 2020. US oil prices finished above $80 a barrel on Monday for the first time in nearly seven years.

Crude gained 1.5% to end the day at $80.52. The last time oil closed above $80 was October 31, 2014.

All of this is leading to sticker shock for many Americans filling up at the pump — at a time of the year when gas prices typically cool off. The national average price for gasoline hit a fresh seven-year high of $3.27 a gallon on Monday, up by 7 cents in the past week alone, according to AAA. Gas has nearly doubled since bottoming at $1.77 in April 2020.

High gas prices will only exacerbate elevated inflation, squeeze the budgets of American families and hurt President Joe Biden’s political fortunes.

Walmart and Costco are limiting sales on Toilet Paper

Daily Mail said this

Stores across America have empty shelves thanks to a series in supply chain problems that are prolonging inflation and could stretch into the new year, with some retailers like Costco and Walmart limiting the amount of toilet paper in some stores.  

More than 60 cargo ships are waiting to dock in California, carrying hundreds of thousands of containers, and may be stuck for months in a traffic jam after arriving from China and Asia. Millions of dollars of American goods are still sitting in warehouses in China, awaiting shipment.

There are similar problems with homegrown goods that can’t be transported quickly enough by truckers or on freight trains. 

911 is a joke!

This from NBC News

The pandemic-induced shortage of emergency medical technicians and paramedics nationwide is so dire that ambulance service providers warn of sharp cuts to services and longer waits for 911 calls — even when it’s a matter of life or death.

Companies have had to close, consolidate or come up with new strategies to answer calls, said American Ambulance Association President Shawn Baird, who added that there is simply not enough EMS personnel to cover calls in many parts of the country, especially during the pandemic.

Biden leaves Americans in Afghanistan then gives money to the Taliban

Newsmax reported this

The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said Sunday.

The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of August. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. on the weekend meeting.

The Taliban said the talks held in Doha, Qatar, “went well,” with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban.

Did you know that the Pfizer vaccine was never approved?

Here’s a video from Tucker Carlson

If you spend over $600 the IRS will have access to your bank account if new bill passes

Americans for Tax Reform posted an article that should send shivers down your spine. (Hat tip to subscriber Cindy!)

The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) regularly violated taxpayers’ rights and skirted or ignored due process requirements when investigating taxpayers for allegedly violating the $10,000 currency transaction reporting requirements, according to a 2017 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). In addition, less than one in ten investigations uncovered violations of tax law.

These findings should be alarming to taxpayers given that President Biden has proposed creating a new comprehensive financial account information reporting regime which would force the disclosure of any business or personal account that exceeds $600. Not only would this include the bank, loan, and investment accounts of virtually every individual and business, but it would also include third-party providers like Venmo, CashApp, and PayPal.

FBI vs Mama Bears

When the FBI calls protesting parents “domestic terrorists” this was bound to happen. Parents will not back down from protecting their children. This is not good for our country. FBI should go after real bad guys and leave the law abiding citizens alone. Just sayin’…

When? Probably never.

And finally, this from The Blaze

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci was asked when indoor mask requirements would be rescinded. Show host Dana Bash asked, “How long do you think it will be until it’s safe for vaccinated people to once again be indoors without a mask?”

Fauci, however, declined to provide a direct answer, instead only talking about abstract guideposts toward “normal.”

“It’s always tough to predict that,” Fauci told Bash.

“I think, if we continue to go down in the cases that we’re seeing right now, and more and more people get vaccinated, as the dynamics of the outbreak, namely, the amount of virus circulating in the community, goes down, I hope we will be able to pull back on some of those restrictions to get closer to what we really feel is normal in the community,” he continued.

When pressed for details, Fauci said public health officials need the nearly impossible level of fewer than 10,000 COVID-19 cases per week to consider rolling back restrictions.

See it for yourself

Excuse me while I take a moment to pray for America.

(pause)

Amen.


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FOOD: If you don’t buy it now, you will pay later.

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If you don’t buy now, you will pay later!

Something remarkable has been happening and due to lack of concerted media attention, a bigger panic has not rung out. Simply put, there is a crisis in food security and it is only going to get worse. I first suspected as much when Taco Bell announced they were running out of Taco ingredients.

They’ve gone from “Live Mas” to “Live Menos!” Taco Bell appears to be the latest fast-food joint to get hit by nationwide supply shortages. The company, headquartered in California, warned customers that it may be out of certain dishes “Due to national ingredient shortages and delivery delays,” according to a banner message on its website. It’s unclear which specific ingredients have run dry or how widespread the issue is — but hangry customers have been taking notice.

I also saw how KFC has stopped promoting some of their food items because of dwindling chicken supply. According to Menus with price.

According to a recent interview with Kevin Hochman, the president of KFC, while the company currently has enough chicken supply to meet customer demand, it isn’t able to “aggressively promote” its chicken tenders on TV.

And Burger King has been affected as well, according to Food and Wine.

“We have pickles for Whoppers but these are very special bigger, crunchier, zesty pickles,” said Jim MacDonald, the vice president of operations for Burger King Grand Rapids, told WOOD TV8. “The problem was we couldn’t get the pickles because they couldn’t get the jars during the pandemic. They couldn’t make the jars to put the pickles in to get them to us so they couldn’t make enough to get them where we needed them.”

According to Supply Chain Management Review, Burger King’s pickle problem is what happens when there are Tier 2 supply shortages, which affect manufacturers that produce stuff for Tier 1 suppliers, who provide their products to supermarkets and other retailers.

The media reported on these types of stories then, seem to lose interest as more food shortages gradually became more evident. For example, according to “Eat This, Not ThatWalmart is facing shortages in Beef, Pork, Chicken, Juice and Snacks.

Maybe the media is trying to suppress a panic? I remember quite well how the public reacted when there was a shortage of toilet paper and sanitizer in 2020. The panic buying made the situation much worse than it needed to be. Some experts say that a repeat of that is looming. If so, how crazy could things be the second time around? What if instead of toilet paper and sanitizer, you had trouble finding and buying not only food but… everything? Think about that as you read this quote from the Atlantic.

The coronavirus pandemic has snarled global supply chains in several ways. Pandemic checks sent hundreds of billions of dollars to cabin-fevered Americans during a fallow period in the service sector. A lot of that cash has flowed to hard goods, especially home goods such as furniture and home-improvement materials. Many of these materials have to be imported from or travel through East Asia. But that region is dealing with the Delta variant, which has been considerably more deadly than previous iterations of the virus. Delta has caused several shutdowns at semiconductor factories across Asia just as demand for cars and electronics has started to pick up. As a result, these stops along the supply chain are slowing down at the very moment when Americans are demanding that they work in overdrive.

The most dramatic expression of this snarl is the purgatory of loaded cargo containers stacked on ships bobbing off the coast of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Just as a normal traffic jam consists of too many drivers trying to use too few lanes, the traffic jam at California ports has been exacerbated by extravagant consumer demand slamming into a shortage of trucks, truckers, and port workers. Because ships can’t be unloaded, not enough empty containers are in transit to carry all of the stuff that consumers are trying to buy. So the world is getting a lesson in Econ 101: High demand plus limited supply equals prices spiraling to the moon. Before the pandemic, reserving a container that holds roughly 35,000 books cost $2,500. Now it costs $25,000.

But even if all of those goods could be unloaded to a dock, how will they get to the stores? In some parts of the world, 25% of driving jobs are unfilled. Here in the United States, Truckers are getting bigger paychecks, but it’s not solving the shortage of drivers. To quote Business Insider

In April, the trucking firm CR England announced its largest driver-pay raise in its history and its third pay hike in three years. It said its pay had increased by more than 50% since 2018.

Driver scarcity and staggering e-commerce sales have made trucking expensive. Insider reported in September that data indicated retailers were spending about 30% more than they were in 2019 to transport their goods via truck.

“Our customers have been very understanding that it’s necessary to raise rates,” Norlin told CNN. “I could literally hire 500 to 1,000 more drivers — we have the business offerings from customers to keep them busy.”

Maybe they will fix it soon, maybe not. Better safe than sorry. Get ahead of it, while you still can. The best preparation is to garden and cut out the middleman altogether. However, if you cannot garden to save your life (literally) here are items to stock up on. Leveraged prudently, these stockpiled groceries can get you through 3-6 months’ worth of empty grocery store shelves. According to Ready Nutrition.

  • Canned beans (don’t forget to keep a manual WORKING can opener on hand at all times! I have two backups just in case!)
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meats such as spam, tuna, sardines, or chicken
  • Bulk dried beans
  • Bulk rice
  • Canned soups
  • Cooking oil (healthy oils are advised, such as coconut oil or olive oil or avocado oil)
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, baking essentials like yeast, baking soda, baking powder, etc.)
  • Dried vegetables (great snacks and additions to soups)
  • Seeds and nuts (chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds)
  • Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter)
  • Frozen vegetables

I would add to that a first aid kit and other medical related supplies, pet food, hygienic products, cleaning products, a generator in case the power grid goes down, solar powered chargers and… Hmm… I don’t know what else but, I am researching it. I suggest you do as well. And if you can, do your Christmas and holiday shopping early.

Other articles you might want to read:

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This is why America’s southern border is wide open and will remain so.

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This is why America’s southern border is wide open and will remain so.

On October 01, 2021, American Military News reported that 400,000 more illegal immigrants were heading to the United States.

President Joe Biden’s administration is preparing for as many as 400,000 illegal immigrants to enter the United States southern border in October in an unprecedented surge, Department of Homeland Security officials told NBC News this week.

On Thursday, NBC reported that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asked senior officials if the department was prepared for a spike of between 350,000 and 400,000 illegal immigrants in October alone, two officials familiar with the conversation revealed.  

The number would be almost twice the 21-year record high that occurred in July, when more than 210,000 illegal immigrants entered the United States.  

Back in September 2021, Senator Ted Cruz railed against the Biden administration for their lax border security policies. On his website, he said this

“This year since Joe Biden has been president, over 1.2 million illegal immigrants have come into the United States. We are on pace for more than 2 million this year, which is the highest rate in 20 years, you want to see how much policy and politics matter. We went from the lowest rate and 45 years last year, to the highest rate in 21 years this year. And it’s all because of politics because Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had made promises to the open border radicals in their party.

Sigh.

Overall, the American people are not happy with President Biden’s border policies nor are they happy with him in general. The headline below speaks for itself

To quote that article specific to Biden’s handling of immigration issues:

…immigration issues: 25 percent approve, while 67 percent disapprove;

If President Biden’s border policies are so unpopular with most of the American people then, why isn’t the border sealed? Some would argue that its simply a matter of incompetence. However, I think at this point its more likely that his actions are intentional. If so, what purpose would it serve to let millions of unvetted people cross our border illegally? Quite possibly, power for his political party.

What is fast becoming conventional wisdom on the right is something called “Replacement Theory” or as some call it, “Great Replacement.” More often than not, the two terms are conflated into something very negative.

Great Replacement means white people will soon be outnumbered by people of color and extinguished as a race soon thereafter.

Replacement theory means Democrats are using immigration to transform America at a fundamental level and secure political power forever. How? By using illegal immigrants to outvote American citizens; thus replacing Americans.

Tucker Carlson has been trying to bring awareness to replacement theory for quite a while. Check out this video to get a 5 minute explanation of it.

If you think Replacement Theory is a far-right conspiracy theory, consider the FACT that several states are already pushing for non-citizen voting. Here is a quote from a October 6, 2021, Daily Signal article.

Litigation in Vermont has highlighted the expanding trend of noncitizen voting, which two cities in that state recently allowed. Municipalities in California and Maryland similarly allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. Other jurisdictions are considering doing so.

So far, these efforts to allow noncitizens to vote don’t apply to national elections for president or Congress, nor to state offices such as governor or state legislator. For Democrats especially, though, this has been an emerging issue.

In July, The New York Times published an essay by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, a senior editor at The Nation, under the headline “There Is No Good Reason You Should Have to Be a Citizen to Vote.”

Hmm… Who would illegal immigrants likely vote for? I think its almost assured that they would support the party that consistently gave them free stuff. Take for example, the $4.38 Billion dollars in free money received earlier this year. Here is a quote from Washington Examiner [03.22.21].

imageChristmas is coming early to millions of illegal immigrants in the form of a COVID-19 stimulus check of up to $1,400, according to a new analysis. The Center for Immigration Studies on Monday estimated that at least 2.1 million illegals could be eligible for $4.38 billion wired directly into their checking accounts, just like the hundreds of millions of legal Americans who started receiving checks last week.

And that’s just one instance. To quote the Washington Examiner again [03.01.21]:

NBC reported Monday that the Department of Homeland Security is offering migrants who were separated from their children by the previous administration the option to reunite either here in the U.S. or in their destitute countries of origin. Tough choice!

Biden is further sweetening the deal by offering “transportation, healthcare and mental health services as well as legal, career and educational services, with no costs being passed down to families.”

With “no costs” to the illegal immigrants, that means you, the taxpayer, will foot the bill.

With the Biden administration track record for giving free stuff to illegal immigrants, why is it surprising that the $3.5 TRILLION dollar spending bill being debated in Congress includes free community college for illegal immigrants? This according to Fox Business [09.27.21]:

Congressional Democrats’ controversial $3.5 trillion spending bill appears to include illegal immigrants in providing free community college. The reconciliation bill would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for free community college, which would fulfill one of President Biden’s campaign pledges. 

The grant program would extendfree community college to individuals regardless of their “basis of citizenship, alienage, or immigration status,” according to the most recent version of the reconciliation bill. 

Two subsections of this portion of the bill also aim to ensure immigrants in the country illegally count as eligible students for free community college, which the bill broadly defines as any enrolled community college student that is attending at least on “a half-time basis.”

When you consider these things, the cartoon below makes a lot of sense.

And this is why, ladies and gentlemen, the southern border will remain open as long as the Biden administration can manage it. Please remember this in 2022 and 2024.


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