So, How Do They Dump Biden?

As the Democrat presidential campaign degenerates into “Weekend at Gropey’s,” a question arises: Assuming the Dems and their media minions somehow drag that rickety, basement-dwelling weirdo across the finish line, how do they get rid of him post-inauguration? Clearly, he would be a figurehead as Dr. Demento – sorry, Dr. Jill – and Kamala Harris joust for control before a backdrop of scheming pinko puppetmasters. But sooner or later, probably sooner, the Dem elite is going to try to put him out to pasture. How could they pull it off? And can they? Let’s see…

A few caveats: I think Donald Trump is going to win, so this is all hypothetical. The only bright spot for the Dems is the garbage polls his lying mainstream media allies keep pushing, and the liars are even having to concede that those are tightening, especially in states that matter. We’re days away from them pulling Grandpa Badfinger out of the debate. My money is still on the “I won’t normalize Trump’s racist cisgender sexism by appearing on stage with him” excuse, but “I fear the flu” is a close second. His recent catastrophic appearances outside his dungeon lair demonstrate that this guy couldn’t hack a debate if he was snorting rails of Namenda like Hunter hoovering blow on New Year’s Eve in Medellin. Trump holds an indisputable edge in other important areas, too, like enthusiasm, ground game, and continence.

I also want to put aside the very serious issue of the Democrat transition disruption plans, a plot so staggeringly unwise that only our garbage elite could conceive of it and think it would work out all right for them. Their dual track strategy of stealing the election through legal and extra-legal shenanigans, followed by cementing their own power via attacks on the Supreme Court, the Electoral College, giving statehood to territories, defunding cops, and disarming the populace even as they attempt to limit free speech are a recipe for disaster. So, let’s put aside the second civil war these fools seem intent on provoking – our esteemed elite does not seem to remember that Democrats are already 0-1 – and assume the peaceful transition of power they would deny Trump (and you).

Let’s focus on how they try to get rid of Bad Touch Biden should they win, because it’s pretty obvious that he can’t function as president, and it’s pretty obvious that other people want that gig. They are sharpening their knives already.

There is one huge problem with getting rid of him: his wife. She wants to be president so bad she can taste it, and she’s more excited to be president – uh, I mean first lady – than Brian Stelter, who is a potato, is at the thought of visiting Golden Corral. She’s going to do everything she can to be a limo lib Edger Bergen to her husband’s less-animated Charlie McCarthy. Moreover, the Joe Junta of advisors wants its payoff. With Depends Boy as figurehead, they not only get jobs but they get a whole lot of lightly supervised power. So, there will be a potent Dem faction supporting the Presidency of the Living Dead.

But others in the Dem elite want Oldfinger out of the way. Of course, Kamala Harris is the grasping, striving avatar of this faction. She’s already talking about “a Harris Administration.” If I were Dr. Jill, which would be weird, I’d send some intern out to start Air Force One in the morning and hire a taster to clear Joe’s mornin’ mush. Now, am I saying that Kamala Harris would physically harm Joe Biden? Let’s just say that I’d rather gulp down Ruth Gordon’s smoothies in Rosemary’s Baby than roll those dice.

Regardless, she (and the Democrat establishment using the crusty crustacean as a Trojan Horse to retake power) will want be rid of him. The 25th Amendment is the most obvious play. And, frankly, it would be legit, since he is manifestly incompetent, not that stuff like facts and truth matter in modern politics.

The 25th Amendment, one of the rare parts of the Constitution that Democrats like, has been their fantasy Hail Mary play since Trump beat Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit. It is worth reviewing the entire process for replacing the president as outlined in Section 4, since, if America is dumb enough to elect the Dementiacrat in seven weeks, we’ll all be getting really familiar with it:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

So, here is how it goes. President Biden gets inaugurated showing up for the ceremony in his untied bathrobe and confusing the oath with the Armour hot dogs jingle. Very quickly, Dr. Jill and the Biden Bunch start running things in his name while he spends his day upstairs in the Lincoln Bedroom, sitting on a stool, watchin’ his stories. The media gets busy covering for him because no contrary memo has circulated.

They ice out Kamala, who tries to assert control. Instead of wielding power, she’s sent off to do veep stuff, like appear at the bar mitzvah for the nephew of the High Poobah of Burkino Faso. This annoys her, and her allies – remember, due to her notorious flexibility, she is the candidate Obama and the establishment really wanted.

The trigger for the coup will be when Biden’s handlers are unable to push through the entire lefty agenda through Congress in the first 100 days. Banning guns, packing the Supreme Court, single-payer, Green New Scam. Assuming the worst case, that Schumer takes the Senate majority, they have to kill the filibuster and outmaneuver Cocaine Mitch to do all that. They need an active, potent president, and the one they are stuck with is busy slurping oatmeal.
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The rush to the left bogs down because Biden can’t lead. The Democrat base starts getting restless, and it accurately assesses that the problem is that they nominated and elected a senile old weirdo. Dr. Jill gets a visit from a delegation of Dem bigwigs who tell her it’s time for him to resign. She refuses. She probably does not even let them see Joe, who is busy with a puzzle.

A decision is made: Kamala needs to take over.

The cabinet is full of folks like Pete Buttigieg, and with the aggressive action one would expect of the Audie Murphy of Kabul, he leads the other cabinet members (all of whom imagine they could be the next veep) to declare in writing that Joe is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Kamala takes over as acting president.

But the fight has only just started. Dr. Jill and the Biden Battalion send their own letter to the President pro tem and the Speaker of the House denying any disability. Within four days, Kamala and the cabinet send their response saying the opposite. Now Congress has to decide the issue. It assembles within 48 hours and has to vote within 21 days on whether Biden gets booted.

That’s when the snapping Murder Turtle bites hard. See, to remove Joe and permanently install Kamala, you need “two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” McConnell now holds all the cards. There’s no two-thirds without his GOP bloc. He goes to Dr. Jill and says, “You chill on the leftism, and we let President Magoo – and you – run out the clock until 2024.”

Of course, she agrees. She’s got no choice. It’s either run a center-left presidency without the insane leftist nonsense Diddles ran on, or pack her stuff and get the hell out. That’s an easy call. President Biden gets to stumble through the next four years while Kamala gets to spend her terms doing potlucks with el Presidente de Paraguay.

Think it can’t happen?

Dude, it’ll be 2021. After 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020, do you believe there is any insane scenario that can’t actually happen in 2021?

Trump Announces Military Will Help Administer Wuhan Coronavirus Vaccine

Speaking from the White House Wednesday afternoon, President Trump announced he has ordered the military to help administer a Wuhan coronavirus vaccine to the American public when it becomes available. The move comes as part of the newly released National Vaccine Distribution Plan, which was sent out to governors of all 50 states today.

“Today my administration released our detailed National Vaccine Distribution Plan and that includes a plan to ensure that we swiftly deliver the vaccine directly to America’s senior citizens in nursing homes and it’s all set. We have our military lined up. Everybody is lined up and we think that’s going to go nicely,” Trump said. “We’re fully mobilizing the awesome power of American industry and also our military.”

“We’re on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very, very safe and effective manner,” Trump continued, saying December will be the latest date 100,000 doses will be distributed with the possibility of an October start date. “We’re ready to move and it will be a full distribution.”

Today, the Trump Administration released its National Vaccine Distribution Plan! pic.twitter.com/9BfdQkieVi
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 16, 2020

When asked about a specific timeline for when anyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one, President Trump said, “Very soon…the safety has to be 100 percent”

Dr. Scott Atlas, who is a member of the White House Wuhan coronavirus task force, also detailed plans for distribution and touted the 57-page plan developed by the Trump administration to get as many Americans as possible the vaccinated efficiently.

“This is a very detailed plan that started months ago,” Atlas said.

During the briefing, President Trump also slammed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden for questioning the vaccine’s safety.

“I’m calling on Biden to stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories because all they’re doing is hurting the importance of what we’re doing,” Trump said.

The Devil and Karl Marx

Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many Americans, particularly our youth, have fallen for the seductive siren song of socialism taught to them by the academic elite.

“The Black Book of Communism,” edited by Stephane Courtois, details the Marxist-Leninist death toll in the 20th century. Here is the breakdown: USSR, 20 million deaths; China, 65 million; Vietnam, 1 million; North Korea and Cambodia, 2 million each; Eastern Europe, 1 million; and about 3.5 million in Latin America, Africa and Afghanistan. These figures understate those detailed by Professor R.J. Rummel in “Death by Government.” He finds that from 1917 until its collapse, the Soviet Union murdered or caused the death of 61 million people, mostly its own citizens. From 1949 to 1976, Communist China’s Mao Zedong regime was responsible for the death of as many as 78 million of its own citizens.

The world’s intellectual elite readily focus on Adolf Hitler’s murderous atrocities but ignore those of the world’s socialists. Mao Zedong has been long admired by academics and leftists across our country. They often marched around singing his praises and waving his little red book, “Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung.” President Barack Obama’s communications director, Anita Dunn, in her June 2009 commencement address to St. Andrews Episcopal High School at Washington National Cathedral, said Mao was one of her heroes.

Whether it’s the academic community, the media elite, stalwarts of the Democratic Party or organizations such as the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, Green for All, the Sierra Club and the Children’s Defense Fund, there is a great tolerance for the ideas of socialism — a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined. Today’s leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from those of Nazi, Soviet and Maoist mass murderers. Keep in mind that one does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one must believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights.

Kengor highlights another feature of Marx ignored by his followers. This feature of Marxism should be disturbing to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who said that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists.” I wonder whether she shares Marx’s views on race. Marx’s son-in-law, Paul Lafargue, was viewed as having Negro blood in his veins. Marx denigrated him as “Negillo” and “The Gorilla.”

Marx had similar hate for Jews. He referred to his fellow socialist labor organizer Ferdinand Lasalle as a “greasy Jew,” “the little kike,” “water polack jew” and “Jewish n—-r.” In 1844, Marx wrote an essay titled “The Jewish Question” in which he asks, “What is the worldly cult of the Jew?” His answer: “Haggling. What is his worldly god? Money.”

Down through the years, leftists made a moral equivalency between communist/socialist totalitarianism and democracy. W. E. B. Du Bois, writing in the National Guardian (1953) said, “Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature.” Walter Duranty called Stalin “the greatest living statesman … a quiet, unobtrusive man.” George Bernard Shaw expressed admiration for Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith visited Mao’s China and praised Mao Zedong and the Chinese economic system. Michel Oksenberg, President Jimmy Carter’s China expert, complained that “America is doomed to decay until radical, even revolutionary, change fundamentally alters the institutions and values,” and urged us to “borrow ideas and solutions” from China.

Kengor does a yeoman’s job of highlighting the evils of Marxism. The question is whether Americans will heed his lesson or fall prey to the false promises and live the horrors of socialism. By the way, while Sweden and Denmark have a large welfare system, they have market economies — not socialist economies, as some leftists claim.

10 core beliefs

Ten core beliefs.

1.) I believe America is a noble nation. I do not believe that any country should be held accountable for past injustices. Every nation on Earth have committed injustice in its past. Look at England, look at france, look at italy, look at Russia, look at China, the killing of natve americans is disturbing, but the slavery was hanius. You don’t hold modern day Americans accountable for what happened 100 years ago. That tears the fabric of our county apart. You can look at all the money spend freeing people around the world. No country on Earth is even close. Thats why we’re an exceptional county and remain so.

2.) Reforms are necessary. Police lethal force has to be standardized. It has to be clear to the American public. The FBI should be involved in this, and the training should be through the FBI standards. There should be a manual, but this time to train police. This is what you do in the FBI, this is what you do locally in the state. We need new drug laws, because they’re not being enforced. Barack Obama is telling us that heroine is a non-volient crime. To me that is insane, heroine kills people. Meth kills people. Its not a violent crime to sell it. What can we put up in this country as far as drugs. There needs to be better voting laws. If you’re going to send the ballets to everybody, you’re going to have massive fraud.

3. We need new abortion laws, we can’t abort fetuses 15 minutes before birth. You can’t do it and call yourself a country based on law. We need a definition of what is allowed and what isn’t.

4. Capitalism is good. Capitalism gives to most people the most opportunity. Why do you think 20 million people have snuck into this country. The United States invented the airplane and light bulb. We invented everything. Why? We’re rewarded economically when we do due to the patint system. You don’t have innovation coming out of Russia or China. Lets see if they did the vaccine. As soon as someone invents something there, the government takes it away from them so you don’t have innovation. So capitalism is a strength not an exploitative weakness.

5. Self protection, because the government and law enforcement can’t. So we must protect ourselves with firearms within reason. No bazookas. No mortar. No surface to air missile. Thats a public safety hazard. We have the right to protect ourselves. We can have a debate about clips.

6. The federal and state governments have to respect religious beliefs. If I believe abortion is wrong, you can’t give my money to other people under the US constitution. You can’t else you violate the Constitution. You can’t force someone to attend a gay wedding and that has to be respected.

7. We have to adopt the United Kingdom system of civil litigation. Fri-bilious lawsuits, you got to pay.

8.Law enforcement and judges must be protected from lawsuits. If you sue a police officer, you’re not going to have any police officers left, because they can’t afford to defend it. If you can sue judges for a outcome. Democrats want that. That’s how you destroy law enforcement. Nanci polisi is villian #1 in this. The federal government needs guidelines for the public school system. The public school system isn’t fair for the poor. Not running day to day classroom. There should be uniforms.

9. I believe in term limits for Congresspeople. Two terms for Senators. It should be bye after that.

10. Balanced budget. We have to stop the madness. United States owes 30 trillion dollars.

We were told the economy is growing and growing, but these are government census workers. Total claims is 13.385 million an increase of 93,000 previous. It’s complete milpiation in front of our very own eyes. Those educated people are using those same quota numbers. The continuing claims for unemployment insurance is setting at 13.4 million. The labor department said there was 884,000 Americans that filed jobless claims, but only 839,000 jobless claims were reported. Most people have a gig job and if they didn’t have a side hustle, the economy would be stagnate. New York City has seen 15,000 empty apartments in August. There is this small group of people who are better then ever before with this K shaped recovery. People don’t care if the JC Penny or Best Buy goes under, because its not going to affect them. There is a group of people with full time work and high salaries, but there is also other people affected growing in percentage. There are buying up on a tanker and letting it sit in the middle of the ocean. They’re running of room to put the oil, but the federal reserve can print more money and that will fix it. The shipments are 1296 on the baltic drive index and is declining. Fed Balance Sheet has been increasing. They’re retracing some of their steps. The federal reserve is buying bonds, because they want to help the little guy with the mainstreet lending program.

This Is Why America’s Bankrupt Government Will Fail To Save The Economy From A Disaster

The American economy is facing a complex dilemma – while it’s drowning in debt it also needs to create more debt to avoid deeper damages in the already hurt Main Street economy. In simple terms, it needs at least another 3 trillion in fiscal stimulus to support American families and businesses to survive and prevent unemployment rates and business bankruptcies to continue soaring every week. However, the American debt is so high that it is forecasted to exceed the entire size of the economy and surpass the GDP growth for the next years, which indicates that at this point, the very least we can expect is half a decade in deep recession. That’s why today we decided to scrutinize some recent studies to show you what are the forthcoming troubles in the next chapters of the US economic collapse. So stay with us and don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button to support our community. Yesterday, chief economist at Milken Institute, William Lee told CNBC the US needed at least $3 trillion in fiscal stimulus to support its economy, which has been highly affected by the global sanitary crisis, but it has been suffering for a long time before the current outbreak. While Congress and the White House remain in an impasse over what to comprise in the next relief package, the economist affirmed that these $3 trillion should be used to develop programs such as incentivizing businesses to increase remote working capabilities and helping the unemployed find jobs in companies with viable business models. So far, from the trillions of dollars printed and injected into the economy, most of it ended up on financial markets and were not effectively used in the benefit of the population nor with the intent to keep businesses safe. On the contrary, it has stimulated big businesses to file for bankruptcy, furloughing millions of workers, not to compromise CEOs’ profits, most of which surely knew their companies would be bailed out by the Fed or the markets. The Fed’s lack of planning in asset purchasing and strategics also stimulated such large corporations to lay-off their workers at a record pace so they wouldn’t be responsible to provide for their workers anymore or compromise their wealth during the crisis because the government would be in charge of that. The government fell into the market’s trap and had to be responsible not only for the workers, by granting stimulus checks, but also for the companies, by “saving” these large corporations, that weren’t broke in the first place, and neglecting aid to small businesses that didn’t employ as many people. Otherwise, workers wouldn’t be reinserted in the job market again and the economy would crash right there. As time passes by, more and more stimulus is required in the financial markets, since CEO’s realized that they can demand whatever they want, because the government has to keep injecting money into the financial markets or face the threat of this designed economic collapse, which will affect the whole population, while the affluent 1% will continue to thrive…. In a nutshell, our entire analysis aimed to prove to you that our leaders are aware of a way out of this crisis but are preferring to take a different turn. They’re not interested in fixing the problem, just band-aiding it for the time being and leaving this massive debt for the future generations to deal with. The economic collapse won’t be a phasis or a chapter in US history. It will be a constant because that’s how the system works. That’s how money is made. Prepare to see taxes raising, prices soaring, little to no effort in governmental policies to keep people from starving, or living in the streets. Millions of jobs won’t ever come back and several companies will never open their doors ever again. It is nauseating but is true. America is doomed, but you’re not. We are not slaves to the system as they want us to believe we are. Choose to know. Choose to act. What are you waiting for?

September Market Crash

Every month of 2020 has brought a different disaster in extraordinary proportions. Many of us have been waiting to see what events would be unfolded in September, considering everything that has been piling up until now. The evidences are pointing to an imminent stock market crash, which is likely to be triggered by the end of the month. Even the most enthusiastic market supporters are now admitting that the proportions of the bubble that has been created throughout the summer are completely ground-breaking and it probably wouldn’t be sustained for much longer without bursting. As we mentioned in previous videos, many signs are stressing that it is only a matter of time before a major stock market crash comes.In today’s video, we’re going to show you how these signs have developed over the past days, and – SPOILER ALERT- things have gotten even uglier. It’s impossible to escape from a stock market crash at this point, so stay with us and enjoy your daily dose of gloominess. Over the last trading sessions, stock prices have dramatically plummeted. Analysts have been discussing that things can stabilize for a little while before everything starts to collapse again, as we know, it’s the calm before the storm. Whether the crash will be triggered this month, the next, or towards the end of the year, it is happening and it will drag things down the rock bottom. Last Tuesday, some indicators already outlined a considerable decline in the markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped another 632 points, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Much more alarming was the fact that the Nasdaq fell further 4.1 percent, meaning it has now shrunk over 10 percent since last week, when it had hit a brand new record high. This has only happened two times since 2001. It is very unusual for the Nasdaq to fall at such a fast pace over the course of three trading sessions, and the index is now officially in correction territory, with some pretty daunting losses. The six biggest tech stocks have been hit particularly hard, with losses adding up to 1 trillion dollars during a three-day stretch, right after coming off a huge rally that peaked last week. As reported on the news, “Apple, which hit a $2 trillion market cap on Aug. 19, is down about $325 billion in that time period. Microsoft’s down $219 billion, Amazon fell $191 billion, Alphabet cratered by $135 billion, and Tesla, which fell 21% on Tuesday to mark its worst single-day loss in its history, is down $109 billion in the last three days. Finally, Facebook is off by $89 billion.” That is to say, in less than a week, one trillion dollars were gone and if you have trouble imagining how much would that be, we’ll quote once again the clever and spot-on comparison Michael Snyder has made in the latest article of his blog: “A trillion dollars is a serious amount of money. If you had started spending a million dollars every single day when Jesus was born, you still wouldn’t have spent a trillion dollars by now. So we are talking about a giant pile of money that is almost unimaginable.” If we analyze this data according to history, this is a marker for a downturn of at least two-thirds in stock prices in the long run. Also, historically, it is during the fall that the market faces the biggest waves of volatility. So, at the moment, all we can do is wait to see what will be the trigger that will push the stock markets over the edge, because there are so many determinants to this crisis that are stacking up that it won’t take too long before everything finally collapses.

The Democrats Hold the Nation Hostage

As America’s cities literally burn to ashes and violent crime spikes to its highest level in decades, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party and their media apologists have coalesced around their talking point. “This is happening in Donald Trump’s America,” they bellow in unison from the command posts of high society.

Let’s be blunt: This is an offensively stupid talking point. The rubes and yokels in flyover America — the river valley dwellers that the bicoastal elites love to hate — may lack the hoity-toity social norms befitting SoHo or Haight-Ashbury, but they have their own pair of eyes intact. And they can see just as well as anyone else that the current scourge of anarchic savagery tearing asunder urban and suburban America seems to be the exclusive phenomena of leftist, Democratic Party-controlled jurisdictions.

They can see just as well as anyone else that the feckless leaders in charge of these jurisdictions often ruinously defy federal assistance, opting for the sort of banal “Orange Man Bad!” taunting better suited for echo-chamber Twitter plaudits than the type of selfless statesmanship required by a proper politics. And they can see just as well as anyone else that nary a single prominent elected Democratic official has unequivocally and forcefully condemned the insurrectionist antifa-Black Lives Matter coalition seeking to burn down the republic in one great act of civilizational arson.

They can see that these are, as Matthew Peterson of the Claremont Institute recently put, the Democratic Party’s riots.

But Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris and the Democrats are not content with merely gaslighting the American people into questioning whether they can believe their own lying eyes. They are not content with merely abetting — sometimes tacitly and sometimes actively — the calamitous, murderous ruination of large swaths of America’s urban corridors.

Rather, through the constant drumbeating of their farcical “this is happening in Trump’s America” talking point, the Democrats — the puppet masters of our present anarchy — are offering a quid pro quo to the American people: This violence is happening because Trump is president, so vote for us and we will stop the violence. The unstated but remarkably clear implication is that the looting, rioting and violence will go on if Trump is reelected. If Trump is reelected, the puppet masters will permit the antifa and BLM puppets to continue their free rein, driving a riven nation ever closer to a lethal abyss.

This is a hostage situation. The Democrats are taking the American people hostage, holding a proverbial gun to their heads and issuing a thinly veiled threat to vote for them to make the bloodletting stop — or else the carnage will continue apace.

This is extraordinarily immoral behavior completely unbecoming of a major political party. Alas, it is hardly the first time that leading Democrats have taken the nation hostage and threatened bloodshed if they do not get their way. Fort Sumter comes to mind.

The Democrats may think they can fool the American people, hoodwinking them into believing that those woebegone denizens mugging bystanders and vandalizing storefronts are MAGA hat-clad neofascists. But the Democrats are wrong. The American people are simply not that gullible, not that easily misled and not that easily duped. They know that the violence is happening in decades-long progressive bastions such as Portland, Oregon, and Seattle. They know that leading national Democrats, such as Biden and Harris, have utterly failed to condemn the antifa-BLM wellspring of the present barbarism. They know that these same Democrats could call off their street-thug jackals if they wanted to do so — and that their failure to call them off belies their desire to see the mayhem continue.

The stakes this November are very, very high. The election is a referendum on many things. It is a referendum on whether America is a systemically racist and irredeemably flawed nation. It is a referendum on the goodness and justness of the American idea. And now we can add one more to the mix: It is a referendum on whether American voters are as offensively stupid as Democrats seem to believe they are.

Defunding the Police Is Dangerous and Foolish

I nominate Police Chief Brian Manley of Austin, Texas, for law enforcement officer of the year.

Police officers swear an oath to serve and protect the people of their community. It is a high calling that, lately, has been characterized by increasingly high risk and diminishing reward as Democrat-led cities across the country dance to the faint tune of their puppet masters on the radical left, slashing essential funds from police departments that go in harm’s way every day. In Austin, no one would likely blame Chief Manley for turning in his badge and seeking employment elsewhere, but, instead, he is standing in the gap for the community he has sworn to serve.

After the Austin City Council gutted the police budget to the tune of some $150 million dollars and canceled the next three cadet classes, Manley responded with a restructuring proposal that sent a clear message from an individual who not only understands public safety, but is willing to fight for the people he protects. As the Austin city council dreams of a socialist utopia where the biggest threat is exhaustion from tiptoeing through the tulips hand-in-hand with the “previously misunderstood” (aka “criminals”), Manley is making plans based on the reality of human nature, and the timeless need for guardians to protect the innocent.

Chief Manley, a veteran with decades of experience in “community policing” based on personal relationships between patrol officers and the neighborhoods they protect, understands that the most important member of the force is a beat cop. So, in his latest response to the social engineering happening in city hall, he called for the ranks of beat cops to be replenished with officers who have been sitting behind desks, running a special DWI interdiction unit or providing executive protection for the very mayor who has been calling for them to be defunded. (It would be appropriate for the reader to make the “chef’s kiss” gesture at this moment…) He also recommends pulling officers from a special task force that tracks gang members to fill the necessary patrols.

Without Manley’s moves, the impact of City Council’s reckless cuts would be felt for years in the form of depleted patrol officer ranks, further distancing police officers from the communities they serve. Manley knows that’s unacceptable, so he has done what any good guardian of the public trust would do and called for putting experienced bodies back on the street.

There is no doubt that there is some political theater being played out in Austin, but it’s clear that one character, Manley, has the best interests of the community in mind. His Democrat antagonists, Mayor Adler and the braying chorus of the City Council, are motivated only by the desire to win headlines and the approval of America’s socialist left, consequences be damned. Unfortunately, there are lives at stake in this drama. Thank goodness the hero of the narrative in our state’s capitol city is siding with the people he is sworn to protect.

I actually pity the people who live in Austin full time (as a citizen legislator, I get to live at home and run my business when the Legislature is not in session) and other Democrat-led cities like Portland, Chicago and Seattle, because they’re being used as bit characters in a show that’s no longer about them. Instead, they’re consigned to watch helplessly as their cities’ crime rates increase and the attractiveness of once-great towns is buried beneath litter from the burgeoning homeless communities and the damage left behind by rioters.

Before it’s too late, I hope those citizens will stand up, speak up and be heard on the topic of well-funded police forces and the non-negotiable importance of public safety. They would do well by holding up the example of Chief Manley and make it clear to their leftwing city leaders that public safety matters far more than their egos or national reputations.

DC Statehood is dangerious!

When U.S. cities erupted after the death of George Floyd, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was in the vanguard of the protests, renaming a section of downtown Black Lives Matter Plaza, and painting the name in letters on the street so huge they could be seen from space.

Thursday, however, Bowser awoke to those same BLM protesters yelling outside her home, denouncing a “D.C. police murder of a Black Man,” and demanding the mayor fire Police Chief Peter Newsham.

18-year-old Deon Kay had been shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in an encounter with cops. While this was the fifth shooting by D.C. cops this year, it was the first fatality.

There have been 130 other homicides in D.C. in 2020, mostly of Black folks that involved other Black folks, and not the cops.

“We believe the suspect had a gun at the time,” Newsham told reporters. Witnesses challenged the chief’s claim.

But this is only the latest problem bedeviling Bowser.

While she has been blaming “outside agitators” for the mayhem in the city, the Washington Times reports that 82 percent of the 541 people arrested for riot-related crimes were residents of D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

On Tuesday, the mayor’s office made national news by releasing a list of monuments and memorials in Washington that should be “removed, replaced or contextualized.” Among them are the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and Columbus’ statue at Union Station.

The name of Alexander Graham Bell should be erased from Bell Multicultural High School, Bowser’s working group said. Like Winston Churchill and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the inventor of the telephone believed in eugenics.
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Presidents James Madison, author of the Constitution, John Tyler, who annexed Texas, and Zachary Taylor, who led the U.S. army to victory in the Mexican-American War, are also candidates for having their memorials and monuments “replaced, removed or contextualized.”

Woodrow Wilson’s name should be removed from Wilson high, and the names of Founding Father Ben Franklin and author of the national anthem Francis Scott Key should be erased from buildings named in their honor.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the D.C. nonvoting representative in Congress, explained that the working group formed by Bowers to look into monuments and memorials did not mean the statues were to be pulled down but that plaques should be added informing visitors that these sites are dedicated to men who had a perverted view of human rights.

Norton wants the Emancipation Proclamation statue featuring Abe Lincoln and an unshackled slave, unveiled at an 1876 ceremony attended by President Grant, at which Frederick Douglass spoke, removed. She also wants the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square removed.

Yet, it was General Jackson who saved the Union from being torn apart at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, while the defenders of Washington and the White House fled from the attacking British, letting the nation’s capital be burned in August of 1814.

D.C. officials are today running away from the plans of the mayor’s working group, but those plans testify powerfully to what an act of folly and a capitulation to political correctness it would be for the Congress to vote statehood for D.C., as Nancy Pelosi’s House did this year.

D.C. is unrepresentative of America and undeserving in any way to be raised to statehood. Since given the franchise 60 years ago, it has never voted Republican for president. Its three electoral votes have gone to the Democrats in every election since LBJ in ’64. Republican nominee Donald Trump got 4 percent of the D.C. vote. Hillary Clinton got 90 percent, a margin of 22-1.

Moreover, D.C. has a smaller population than 19 other American cities and is smaller in geographic size than 150 other U.S. cities. Rhode Island, our smallest state, is geographically 20 times the size of D.C.

The D.C. government has been in the headlines countless times for personal scandals and financial crises. One four-term mayor, Marion Barry, was sent to prison and returned to be reelected to office.

As for D.C. public schools, the problem is not that they are named for presidents but that they produce some of the lowest test scores in the nation.

More significant, as the protests, attended by riots since May, have shown, the D.C. government, a hostile province when a Republican is in the White House, is the domicile of a permanent regime of leftist and radical media, tens of thousands of federal and city bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists, all yoked to big government.

As the “peaceful protests” of June and July showed, with Georgetown sacked and statues demolished, D.C.’s government is an incompetent custodian of the nation’s historic monuments and memorials, and incapable of protecting the White House.

What does Joe Biden, who approved of the removal of statues of Confederate soldiers, generals and statesmen, think of D.C.’s scheme to “remove, replace or contextualize” the statues of so many men who held the office he now seeks?